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        DISSERTATION SUR LES PARTIES IRRITABLES ET SENSIBLES DES ANIMAUX. traduit du latin par M. Tissot / LETTRE A MONSIEUR DE HAEN. EN REPONSE A SES QUESTIONS SUR L'INOCULATION par M. Tissot / LETTRE A MONSIEUR ZIMMERMAN. SUR L'EPIDEMIE COURANTE par M. Tissot. 3 TOMES REUNIS DANS UN VOLUME ( ! )

      - Lausanne, Marc-Michel Bousquet et Comp., 1755 pour la Dissertation . - Lausanne, Sigismond d'Arnay, 1759, pour la lettre à Monsieur de Haen - et Lausanne & Paris, François Grasset & P. F. Didot le Jeune, 1765, pour la lettre à Monsieur Zimmerman. 50 (discours préliminaire) + 100 + 142 + 122 pages. 3 opuscules reliés en 1 volume : 9,5x16,5 cm. Reliure du début du XIXème siècle en demi-basane à petits coins. Plats recouverts de papier moucheté beige. Dos lisse orné de bandes dorées et portant le titre "Opuscules de Tissot" sur une pièce de couleur orangée. Rousseurs dans la troisième partie et traces de frottement sur le dos, sinon ouvrage en bon état général. Intéressant groupe d'oeuvres du célèbre médecin lausannois. 3 VOLUMES. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gentleman and the Cabinet-Maker's Director

      Hudson Scott & Sons, London 1755 - 161 plates 18"x10". Ex Newcastle upon Tyne Library. Library rebind. Rubbed extremities. Minor nicks. Circular blind stamp (Newcastle City Libraries) on back cover. Ex-lib # at spine heel. Title page missing. New eps. Some ex-lib stamps. Tightly bound.Plates: High quality hand pressed plates (161) present and complete, each with circular ex-lib stamp on border. Some light working penciling. Some marginal thumbing. Occasional light edge stains & foxing. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Frontispiece missing but all 161 plates present. Minor foxing and marks. Library Stamps Professional red cloth library rebind [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plate 22 - Lithodad crab

      1755 - Albert Seba Illustrated plate from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri Amsterdam: Wetsten, Smith and Waesberg, 1734-1755. Hand-colored copperplate engraving (later color) 29 1/4” x 39 3/4” framed Albert Seba’s magnificent Thesauri is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his Thesauri were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their stylized, fanciful compositions.

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        A View of New Palace Yard Westminster: Veüe de New Palace Yard a Westminster

      Published by John Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street in Cheapside, London 1755 - A wonderful "vue d'optique" of Westminster London with stunning early colour. During the eighteenth century "vues d'optique" or "perspective views" became extremely popular in England and Europe. Like other optical prints they capitalized on a connoisseur market eager for the latest novelty. English publishers such as John Bowles and Robert Sayer had great success with these optical views, which quickly developed into a collecting craze that swept through print shops on both sides of the Channel. "Vues d'optiques" were specifically designed to create the illusion of perspective when viewed with a zograscope or perspective glass. These viewing devices used a series of reflecting mirrors to enhance the illusion of depth in the print, creating a veritable "view" for the onlooker. Typically these prints depicted city or landscape views, and were horizontal in format. They had roughly the same dimensions and were sold with heavy opaque colouring, so as to show the tints when viewed through the lens. In their heyday, optical prints were a technical revolution; they could be seen in almost every fashionable drawing room, and were enjoyed by the poorer classes in print shops or at traveling fairs. For a small fee the citizens of Europe and England could travel the world without leaving their village. The "vue d'optique" was the first medium to bring the visible appearance of the wider world to a large European public. Ironically the artists and engravers who created these prints rarely had first hand knowledge of the scenes depicted, hence the views were often not as accurate as they were advertised to be. As a result of their constant handling optical prints such as these are rare, especially in good condition. They are not only beautiful images but also a fascinating glimpse into the history of printmaking. John Boydell was one of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver and an industrious publisher, but also a print seller who came to dominate the English print trade. He is best known as the originator of the Shakespeare Gallery , which made him one of the most successful print-sellers of his time. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 , 140-14. Engraving with original colour. Very good condition.

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        Rime del Conte Durante Duranti Patrizio Bresciano dedicate alla Sacra Reale Maestà di Carlo Emanuele Re di Sardegna &c. &c. &c. Seconda edizione.

      presso Gian Maria Rizzardi,, In Brescia, 1755 - In-4° (259x178mm), pp. (2), VIII, (2), CCXXXIV, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con unghie e filettature a secco lungo il perimetro dei piatti con fregi floreali accantonati internamente e anch'essi a secco. Dorso con titolo in oro su tassello in pelle. Tagli a spruzzo rossi. Dedica autografa del Duranti all'occhietto: "Dono dell'autore al dottiss.mo e gentil.mo sig.r Giuseppe Becis padrone ed amico suo onorand.mo". Bellissima antiporta incisa su rame da Bartolomeo Crivellari da disegno di Pietro Scalvini con raffigurazioni allegoriche, una vignetta di Zucchi al frontespizio, 2 splendidi ritratti, incisi a piena pag. da Pitteri e da Zucchi, uno dell'autore e uno di Carlo Emanuele III. Inoltre, 120 deliziose iniziali figurate incise in rame e 16 testatine e finalini di finissima fattura incisi sempre su rame da Crivellari e Zucchi. Qualche alone ininfluente alla pergamena. Due timbri primonovocenteschi di privato possesso. Alcune minimali bruniture. Ottimo esemplare. Seconda edizione di questo autentico gioiello della tipografia bresciana settecentesca, con parole del Morazzoni "un piccolo capolavoro di gusto veneziano lievemente influenzato da un certo gusto lombardo. sontuoso per una serie deliziosa di capricciose testate e finali a soggetto realistico ambientato in un paesaggio fantastico, ideata da Pietro Scabrini con gusto assai bizzarro. Il bel libro è inciso da Bartolomeo Crivellari e da Francesco Zucchi e di notevole ha pure la ricca serie di lettere iniziali a sfondo architettonico". La raccolta comprende 8 epistole in versi e 111 sonetti. Durante Duranti (Brescia, 1718-Palazzolo, 1780), letterato, è da non confondere con l'omonimo Cardinale e Vescovo di Brescia, suo antenato, vissuto tra il 1486 e il 1587. Morazzoni, p. 174. Gamba, 2223, note. Lapiccirella, 160. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Borough of Southwark. Written First in the Year 1698. Very Much Enlarged in the Year 1720 by John Strype. Brought Down to the Present Time By Careful Hands.

      London, Innys et al. 1754 - 1755 - 2 volumes substantial and tall folio (12 x 18ins, 300 x 450mm) contemporary three-quarters Russia, sympathetically rebacked calf at an early date, raised bands and gilt, corners a little rubbed, completely uncut, and thus in the tallest possible state. Titles in red and black, 81 views, 51 maps - 132 copper plates in all engraved by Kip, Bowles, Nicholls, Maurer, some folding, those double-page mounted on guards. A few marginal repairs or strenghtning of folds, all excecuted in a sensitive way, no loss, a few folds slightly creased, very minor ocasional foxing. A very tall copy with generous margins to both plates and text. The Sixth and Best Edition, adding the celebrated series of recently built Squares. Upcott 2, 605-13. "London’s first historian and topographer.the foundation stone on which everybody who hopes to make an intellegent study of Old London and Londoners must build." Rubinstein. "Still held in the greatest estimation." Lowndes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        The Palace of St. Cloud on the side of the Orange Garden / Vue de Chateau de St. Cloud du coste de L'Orangerie

      Printed and sold for Bowles & Carver, at their Map and Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London 1755 - A magnificent view of a water-fountain display in the gardens of St. Cloud Palace outside Paris, by the celebrated engraver Jacques Rigaud. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a market developed among English and European travelers and vicarious travelers for prints of the picturesque places in prominent countries. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, artists and printmakers began to publish topographical prints of these important sights and architectural attractions. These prints in turn encouraged wider public recognition of and pride in the national treasures. Jacques Rigaud made a name for himself in both France and England as one of the most accomplished landscape engravers. He dedicated his artistic life to producing delicate prints of the beauty of his native land and executed a large series of works depicting France's stately homes. He also worked in England where he was commissioned to illustrate the celebrated gardens at Stowe. Rigaud's work influenced an entire generation of English and French printmakers; his delicate formal engravings established a classical format for topographical prints, which would be used until the nineteenth century. The magnificent St. Cloud palace was a summer residence for Napoleon I., Louis XVIII., Charles X., Louis Philippe and Napoleon III. Overlooking Paris, the Palace was famed for its magnificent gardens and grand water fountains, beautifully depicted in Rigaud's stunning print. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes III, p. 337, (Le Blanc mistakenly confuses Jacques Rigaud with his nephew Jean Baptiste Rigaud and attributes Jacques' work wrongly) Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 156-157. Hand-coloured engraving. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition. Framed in a handsome gold-leaf frame with a gold washline mount. Image size: 8 x 16 1/2 inches.

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        Carolinae Floridae nec non Insularum Bahamensium cum partibus adjacendibus delineato ad exemplar Londinense in lucem edita

      Seligmann, Nuremberg 1755 - A fine copy of the first and only Continental edition of a Map of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands, here with particularly fine period hand-colouring. The English edition of this map (first published in Vol.II of Mark Catesby's Natural History of South Carolina, and the Bahama Islands , London, 1743) is now virtually unobtainable. This has greatly increased the desirability of this fine Continental version, which is itself quite scarce. Seligmann's Sammlung verschiedener auslaendischer und seltener Vögel was published in nine parts between 1749 and 1776, and included a German translation of Catesby's work with re-engraved versions of his images, including the present map. Catesby's work was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Catesby scholar G.F. Frick calls this map "a good representation of the better English ideas about the geography of North America" in the period. It is not generally recognized that the English version of this map appeared in two states. On the first state of 1743, the territory on both sides of the Mississippi was coloured green, to indicate that the entire region was in the hands of the French. A second state was included in the third edition of the Natural History in 1771, altered to show the political realignment brought about by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The territory on the east bank of the Mississippi, which had been acquired by Britain, was now coloured green; the territory to the West, which now belonged to Spain, was coloured blue. The present German edition corresponds with the English first state. The map shows Southeastern North America as far west as the Mississippi River, plus the nearby Caribbean islands of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola. Cf. Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps (1998 ed.), 210 & 292. Copper-engraved map, with full original hand colouring, in good condition apart from an expertly repaired split to an old fold.

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        Sermons, including Thanksgiving, Election and Military Sermons, 1755 - 1788.

      Various, Various 1755 - Bound volume containing six sermons dated from 1755 to 1788: I. Lyman, Joseph. A Sermon Preached Before His Excellency James Bowdoin, Esq., Governour; His Honour Thomas Cushing, Esq., Lieutenant-Governour.of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 30, 1787, Being the Day of General Election. Boston: Adams and Nourse, 1787, 61 pages, front cover used as pastedown for the volume, with some old insect damage to pastedown and margins of first two leaves. II. Cumings, Henry. A Sermon Preached in Billerica, on the 23rd of November, 1775, Being the Day appointed by Civil Authority, for a Public Thanksgiving Throughout the Province of Massachusetts-Bay. Worcester, Massachusetts-Bay: I. Thomas, 1775. 29 pages. Final two leaves dampstained but very readable, next-to-last leaf has margin chip. III. Morrill, Isaac. The Soldier exhorted to Courage in the Service of his King and Country, from a Sense of God and Religion: in a Sermon Preach'd at Wilmington, April 3, 1755, to Capt. Philehas Osgood and his Company of Soldiers Before their going out into Publick Service. Boston, New-England: J. Draper, 1755. 23 pages. Large margin chip at bottom of one leaf, not affecting text. IV. Bridge, Ebenezer. A Sermon Preached before his Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq., Governor.of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, May 27th, 1767. Being the Anniversary for the Election of His Majesty's Council for the Province. Boston: Green and Russell, 1767. 60 pages, last three leaves have internal tears, with the last two having some paper loss and affecting a small part of the text. V. Cumings, Henry. A Thanksgiving Sermon Preached at Billerica, November 27, 1766. Boston, N.E.: Kneeland and Adams for Thomas Leverett, 1766. 32 pages. VI. Parsons, David. A Sermon Preached Before His Excellency John Hancock, Esq.of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 28, 1788, being the day of General Election. Boston: Adams and Nourse, 1788.46 pages. The group is bound into a full blind-tooled calf binding measuring 21.75 cm x 13 cm. Other than the noted issues with the individual sermons cited above, the pages are mainly clean and free from significant chips or tears, with age- tanning and intermittent foxing throughout. The binding is lightly shelfworn with some minor separation at the spine ends, joints good with covers firmly attached. A good collection of mainly scarce sermons. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les soupers de la Cour, ou l' Art de travailler toutes sortes d' alimens, pour servir les meilleures tables, suivant les quatre saisons

      Guillys 1755 (MENON). Les soupers de la Cour, ou l' Art de travailler toutes sortes d' alimens, pour servir les meilleures tables, suivant les quatre saisons. Paris, Guillys, 1755. 4 volumi in - 12°, piena pelle coeva, dorsi a nervi decorati in oro. I: xii, xxii, (2), 404 pp. II: (2), xxii, 460 pp. III: (2), xxii, 300 pp. IV: (2), 367, (1) pp. Bell' esemplare della rara edizione originale di questa celebre opera culinaria. Vicaire, 591: Les soupers de la Cour sont rares; on ne les recontre qu' assez difficilement, Ces quatre volumes sont très estimés et atteignent un prix assez élevé dans les ventes... Bitting, p. 321: This is the most celebrated of Menon's works and one of the most important among the culinary works of the 18th century, consequently has become rare and difficult to obtain in complete form. Manca al Simon (Bibliotheca gastronomica).

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        Les Soupers de la Cour, ou l'art de travailler toutes sortes d'alimens, pour servir les meilleures Tables, suivant les quatre Saisons

      Paris: Chez Guillyn, Libraire, 1755. First edition. 3 volumes of 4 vols., 12mo. Tome I: xii, xxii, [2], 404pp; Tome II: xxii, 460pp.; Tome III: xxii, 300pp. Lacking Tome IV. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, marbled endpapers; head of volume II slightly nicked, joints rubbed and starting but sound. Bitting , p. 321; Cagle 344; OCLC records four locations; Vicaire col. 591. Not in Oberlé, Pennell, or Simon . A rare and important book. Both of Bittings sets (one of the first edition, the other of the second edition, were incomplete. "This is the most celebrated of Menon's works and one of the most important among the culinary works of the 18th century, consequently has become rare and difficult to obtain in complete form." - Bitting

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        Polymetis: or, An Enquiry concerning the Agreement between the Works of the Roman Poets, and the Remains of the Antient Artists. The second edition.

      Printed for R. and J. Dodsley 1755 - engraved portrait frontispiece and 41 other engraved plates (of which 4 are double-page), some minor spotting, plates offset onto facing pages, pp. vi, 160, 159-361, [1], folio, contemporary calf, neatly rebacked preserving original gilt spine (the gilt now somewhat worn), new green morocco lettering piece to style, boards with an elaborate stencilled frame dyed a lighter brown, marbled endpapers, some tidy repairs to corners, rubbed, bookplates of Strathallen and Southouse, good A grand copy of the second corrected edition of perhaps the most influential work by Joseph Spence (1699-1768), who served terms as both Professor of Poetry and Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford. Spence was an unremarkable poet himself but had notable friends, including Pope, Lord Lincoln, and Robert Dodsley, and these connections enabled the travels in Europe that formed the germ of this attempt to link ancient poetry and visual arts. Lavishly produced and illustrated, it earned him a substantial sum and saw several editions, but was discredited on the scholarly stage by Lessing’s critical attentions in ‘Laokoon’. Nonetheless, it remained in use in schools especially, and it was both praised by Gibbon and, most famously, ‘proved an invaluable guide to mythological images for Keats’ (ODNB). Keats read the book from his school library and it was an important early inspiration; a number of images in Keats’ poems are directly traceable to the text and illustration in the book. (ESTC T130824)

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande - oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden. Dreyzehnter Band.

      Leipzig, Arkstee und Merkus, 1755. - 26 (von 29) meist gefalt. Kupfertafeln, (1 Bl.), XXI, 696 S., (16 Bl. Register). Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Graesse III, 307; Engelmann I, 107; Sabin I, 913; Cox I, 32. - Der 13. Band beschreibt erste Reisen, Entdeckungen und Niederlassungen der Europäer in Amerika, insbesondere Zentralamerika und Mexiko. Er behandelt u.a. die Reisen des Christoph Columbus. Inklusive der erst für den folgenden Band angekündigten Tafel 18 (Landschaften Nicaragua und Costa ricca). - Rückseite des Titelblatts und S. 100 gestempelt. Einzelne Seiten nur geringfügig fleckig, sonst sauber und gut erhalten.

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        Hebammenkunst

      Altenburg Paul Emanuel Richter 1755 - RARE: Antiquarian book in Old German Gothic Script. Hebammenkunst is Midwifery. Size: 7.00 x 4.00 inches approx. Not knowing German or the Gothic script it is difficult to know the exact translation of the title but it could be A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery which is an antiquarian publication in English. Well used boards with background staining, (hardback) name of a previous owner to front endpaper dated 1927, some browining but thoroughly readable, engraved vignette to title page, 492 numbered pages, engraved embellishments, all edge red, full of character. Smellie, William, Theoretical and practical treatise on the art of midwifery. Translated from English by Johann Ernst Zeiher. VIII, 492 pages, . Altenburg, PE, Richter, 1755. Extracted from the internet: 'First German edition of the classic work on obstetrics. -. "Smellie (1697-1763), contributed more to the fundamentals of obstetrics than virtually any individual in his, Treatise 'he more accurately than any previous Described the mechanism of parturition writer, stressing the importance of exact measurement of the pelvis Hey. was the first to lay down rules regarding the safe use of forceps, and personally Introduced the steel-lock, the curved, and the double forceps. He invented the, Smellie maneuver 'to deliver breech cases. " (Garrison / Morton 6154, the original-outputs. 1752). - Smellie, "is rightly considered the father of natural childbirth help . The op surgery he tried to limit as much as possible" (Hirsch).' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1): Der gegenwärtige Staat von England Portugal und Spanien, Teil 1, Danzig 1755. Konvolut von 13 Titeln, meist anonym -.

      Danzig. bey Johann Christian Schuster, ff. 1755. - 13 in 1, mit einigen Holzstichen und einem Kupfer, kl.8°. 17,2 x11,1 cm. 227 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. die Pergamentecken etwas bestoßen, vorderer fliegender Vorsatz mit Eintragungen von alter Hand und fast lose, der Buchblock durchgängig sauber und gut, hinterer fliegender Vorsatz mit kleinem Loch, die Kleinschriften alle selten und so kaum noch auffindbar. Titelblatt von (1) entfernt, (2) Der gegenwärtige Staat von Engelland, Portugall und Spanien, Nebst einigen Nachrichten über die Handlung dieser Nationen, Zweyter Theil, Danzig, bey Johann Christian Schuster, 1755, (3 Bl.) 254 S., (3) - (Schmauß, Johann Jacob (1690-1757)) - J.J.S.P.G. Betrachtung über den gegenwärtigen verwirrten Zustand der Niederlande, 1747, 32 S., (4) - (Schmauß, Johann Jacob (1690-1757)) - Die siegende Republik, oder die vernichtete Burbonische Staats-Klugheit. Schreiben eines freyen Engelländers an seine Freunde in Amsterdam als der andere Theil zu des J.J.S.P.G. Betrachtung über den gegenwärtigen verwirrten Zustand der Niederlande. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, Anno 1747, 16 S.,- (5) - Kurtzer Entwurf aller merckwürdigen Begebenheiten/ so sich zugetragen/ als der Printz von Wallis zum Ritter des heil. Georgen geschlagen wurde/ mit vorhergehendem Bericht von denen Solennitäten/ welche Bey seiner Kröhnung vorgegangen. Darinnen so wohl der prächtige Einzug in Paris als auch andere Ceremonien beschrieben werden, Mühlhausen , Barthelmes Lindwurm, 1708, 29 S., - (6) - Umständliche Relation der Reise Sr. Königlichen Majestät von Groß Britannien Georg des I. und Desselben gantzen hohen hauses/ von Hannover biß London/ nebst allen Ceremonien der Einhohlung und Kröhnung, Hamburg, 1714, (3 Bl.), 56 S.,- (7) - : (Webb, Philip Carteret (1700-1770)) - Anmerkungen über des Prätendenten Vollmacht und Erklärungen/ Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von. Mich.(ael) Lor.(enz) Willich (1715-1769), Secret. der Stadt Göttingen, Göttingen, bey Abram Vandenhoeck Univ. Buchh. , 1746, (1 Bl.) 118 S., - (8) - : Flugblatt 4 seitig: Augustopolis, im Junio 1734, Dreyfache Eintheilung der Gemüther Bey ietziger Beschaffenheit des Polnischen Krieges, Nach deutscher reim-Arth also fürgestellet, - (9) - : Fischer, Christian Ludewig, Des Dänischen Scepters merckwürdigste und kurtzgefaßte Staats-Geschichte/ zum Mercklichen Gebrauch der galanten/ wie auch jungen Welt/ in einer poetischen Feder entworffen, und aufgestellet von Christian Ludewig Fischern, Copenhagen und Leipzig, Bey Johann Nicolaus Lossius, 1792, 32 S., - (10) - : Vorläuffige Probe Einer hiernechst zu publicirenden Übersetzung Der von dem Herrn Abt de Bos Sr. Aller-Christlichen Majestät ehemahligen Legations-Secretario auf dem Friedens-Congreß zu Utrecht Vor einigen Jahren in Frantzösischer Sprache herausgegebenen Nachricht Von der zwischen dem Pabst, dem Kayser Maximiliano I., dem Könige in Frankreich, dem Könige von Arragonien, und einigen Italiänischen Fürsten wider die Republque Venedig zu Cammeryck 1508 errichteten Verein Worinnen die Staats-Maximen, Interessen, Praetensiones und geheime Absichten, welche die mächtigste Printzen von Europa um diese Zeit geführet haben Aus Archivischen Nachrichten und glaubwürdigen Uhrkunden Mit politisch-pragmatischer Feder vorgestellet werden, Im Jahre 1719, 29 S., - (11) - : Benedictus XIII.: Übersetzung der Bulle, Welche .Benedictus XIII. Wegen des nach Ostern 1725 in Rom zu halternden Concilii ergehen lassen. Nebst einer. Weissagung, Welche ein gewisser Araber, Ihro Majestät dem Römischen Kayser Sigismundo auf dem Concilio zu Costnitz Anno 1414 Unter 40 Geheimnüs-vollen Rätzeln .übergeben, Rom, zu finden in der Päbstlichen Buchhandlung, 1725, 23 Bl., - (12) - : Italiänischer Machiavelismus, Oder der IN Rom binnen währender Vacantz eines Römischen Ober-Haupts/ Bey Denen Herren Cardinälen sich befindliche Italiänische Geist, Frystadt, 1724, 78 S., -(13) - : Neueröffnetes Römisches Conclave, oder Kurtze Historische Nachricht von dem Leben und Absterben Pabsts Benedict i XIII. und der Er [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Considérations sur les finances d'Espagne . Seconde édition, augmentée de Réflexions sur la nécessité de comprendre l'étude du Commerce et des Finances dans celle de la Politique (édition originale).

      Chez les Frères Estienne, Paris 1755 - Reliure demi cuir à coins. 1755, imprimé à Dresde. Petit format : 13,8x8,5 cm. [4]-217-79 pages. Assez bon état. Pagination erronée d'origine : passage de la page 192 à la page 213 sans discontinuité du texte. Cachet de bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Dos et bords des plats de la couverture sont frottés. Taches de dégras aux coins des pages de garde. Déchirure sur les pages 37-38, recollée, le texte reste lisible. Petites taches brunes sur les tranches. Pâles rousseurs sur certaines pages. Minime déchirure sur le bord latéral des pages 125-126 Reliure solide. Collationné. La deuxième partie est une édition originale. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, aus "Universel Traveller", "A map of Quan-Tong or Lea - Tonge Province; and the Kingdom of Kau-Li or Corea".

      . 1755, 26,7 x 21,7 (H). Unten links die Titelkartusche. Die Karte zeigt Korea.

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        De Monetis Italiae Medii Aevi hactenus non evulgatis quae in Musaeo servantur una cum earundem iconobus dissertatio - Altera dissertatio.

      Typis Bernardini Pomatelli - Joseph Rinaldi, 1755 - 1767, Ferrariae, - 2 opere in un vol. in-4° (283x190mm), pp. VIII, 116; (4), 142, (10) di indice; legatura coeva p. pelle con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. Tagli rossi, sguardie decorate. Frontespizi in rosso e in nero con vignette calcografiche. Dedica a stampa ad Alfonso Varano, sormontata da magnifica testatina calcografica con putti sorreggenti il suo blasone. Capilettera, testatine e finalini istoriati incisi su rame. Numerosissime figure di medaglie incise su rame n.t. e a piena pagina. Buon esemplare. Bell'ex-libris di Pio Bondioli disegnato da Giulio Cìsari. Edizione originale di entrambe le parti (la seconda apparve 12 anni dopo la prima) di questo dotto studio del numismatico ferrarese Vincenzo Bellini (1708-1783) sulla monetazione medievale italiana. In seguito apparvero altre due dissertazioni integrative delle presenti. Olschki, Choix, 12883-12884 (cita solo la prima e seconda parte). Kress Library, 300 (riporta il solo primo volume). Brunet, VI, col. 1445, n. 25637. Luppi, p. 414. Graesse, I, p. 239. Bassoli, Monete e medaglie nel libro antico, p. 58. Bassoli, Il fondo libri di numismatica, 35. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISQUITIO DE CAUSA PHYSICA ELECTRICITATIS AB ACADEMIA SCIENTIARUM IMPERIALI PETROPOLITANA PRAEMIO CORONATA

      Sumtibus Academiae Scientiarum. Petropoli. (St. Petersburg). ND (1755). 4to. (11 x 8.8 inches). 144pp. 1 illustrated leaf with 19 engraved figures. Aside from Euler's work, the book contains two other thesis; Frisi's Existentia et Motu Aetheris & Beraud's Theoria Electricitatis. A bright, tall, completely uncut copy with some gatherings still unopened. Edges of pages a little rubbed and creased but generally this is a very good copy finely bound in recent full brown speckled calf, the boards with a decorative floral gilt border. Spine has five raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red title label, lettered and ruled in in gilt. Overall a very good copy of this rare book. Search of the online COPAC shows just four copies, held at the University College, London, British Library, Oxford & Cambridge Libraries. ---- Johann Albrecht Euler, (1734 - 1800), was the first child of the Great Swiss Mathematician Leonhard Euler. His excellence in the field of Physics led to him being made Chair of Physics at the St Petersburg Academy in 1766. While there he continued to help his father, whose sight had now faded, with his enormous output of work.

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        The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha. To Which is Prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life. Translated By T[obias] Smollett (2 volumes)

      A. Millar, T. Osborn, T. And T. Longman, C. Hitch, L. Hawes, J. Hodges and J. And J. Rivington, London 1755 - Book. 4to - over 9¾. First Smollett edition. Palau 52485. 28 engraved plates after Francis Hayman. Plates are 11 by 9 inches each. 2 vols. [4] + xxviii + 403 + [1] + viii + 466 + [1] pp. Rebacked, with modern calf spines with five raised bands each, with morocco lettering pieces, over contemporary calf boards. Contents lightly toned, and some light offsetting from plates. Some minor soilage besides. Shelfwear to calf boards, with lower corner of first volume chipped and with raw spot. All corners have some bumping. Other rub or worn spots. Minor creasing or crinkles on a few preliminary pages (endpapers) but tight and sturdy overall. A very good copy of a highly sought after and beautiful edition. See Ray, the Illustrator and the Book in England, page 5, for description of this edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha. To Which is Prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life. Translated By T[obias] Smollett

      Londres, A. Millar, T Osborn, and T. Longman, C Hitch and L. Hawes,J.Hodges and J.Rivington 1755 - 4to.23x 27 cms.2 vols. [4] + xxviii + 403 + [1] + viii + 466 + [1] pp.Con 28 láminas grabadas a plena página por F Hayman.Ejemplar con encuadernación en plena piel marrón claro del s XX sobre tabla con rueda dorada en planos y lomos cuajados; cortes dorados. Internmente el ejemplar es muy bueno y en algunas páginas hay un muy leve moteado.L impresión de las láminas es de gran calidad. Muy buen ejemplar de esta primera edición de Smollett. Palau 52485. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Drammaturgia... accresciuta e continuata fino all' anno MDCCLV

      Venezia: Pasquali. 1755. Small quarto. Quarter vellum with dark orange decorative title label gilt to spine. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), [iii] ("A' Cortesi Leggitori L'Editore"), [i] (fine large woodcut device) + 1,016 columns (= 508 pp.), including the supplement (columns 837-946), additions and corrections (947- 950), and an index of authors (951-1016). With a fine woodcut device to title and occasional woodcut head- and tailpieces. A very good, wide- margined, uncut copy, with only occasional minor foxing and staining. . Cortot p. 4. Hirsch I, appendix 2. Wolffheim II, 908. Gregory-Bartlett I, 12. RISM BVI p. 81.An important early bibliography of plays, operas, and ballets to 1755, "revised and continued by Giovanni Cendoni, Apostolo Zeno and others." Gregory-Bartlett.

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        Tratado de Barnices y Charoles, enmendado y añadido en esta segunda impression de muchas curiosidades, y aumentado al fin con otro de Miniatura para aprender facilmente a pintar sin maestro, y secreto para hacer los mejores Colores, el Oro bruñido y en Concha. Traducido del frances por Francisco Vicente Orellana.

      Valencia, en la Imprenta de Joseph Garcia, 1755. - 4to.; 13 hojas, 252 pp., con siete grabados xilográficos entre el texto. Ejemplar falto de portada. Encuadernación de época, en pergamino.

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        Tratado de barnices, y charoles, enmendado, y añadido en esta segunda impresión de muchas Curiosidades, y aumentado al fin con otro de miniatura para aprender facilmente a pintar sin Maestro; y secreto para hacer los mejores colores, el oro bruñido, y en concha / Traducido del idioma Francés al Castellano por el Dr. Francisco Vicente Orellana, Presbítero, Maestro en Artes, y Dr. en la Jurisprudencia Civil, del Gremio, y Claustro de la Universidad de Valencia. Dedicado a la Academia Valenciana de las Tres Bellas Artes, Pintura, Escultura, y Arquitectura, Baxo el Nombre de Santa Bárbara

      - Con Privilegio. En Valencia: En la Imprenta de Joseph García, Plaza de Calatrava, Año 1755. Se hallarà en la Libreria de Manuel Cabero, y Cortès, Calle de Campaneros.- 14 h., 252 p.: con varias ilustraciones xilográficas intercaladas en el texto; 8º mayor (20 cm.); buen papel verjurado; Pergamino flexible época.- Tiene en general diversas señales y notas de la época, manuscritas a tinta por algún estudioso del tema que hizo uso del libro. Salvo esto y algunas difusas y ténues marcas de humedad, el libro se encuentra muy bien en general, con el papel fuerte y terso. El libro menciona las obras más necesarias para los que se dediquen a la pintura de historia. Barbier sugiere como autores A Filipo Buonanni para el primer tratado y a Claude Boutet para el segundo. Palau Nº 339520. Libro en español [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        AÑO XERICIENSE. Diario eclesiástico, y civil de la mui noble, y mui leal Ciudad de Xerez ( Jeréz ) de la Frontera. Donde se manifiestan todas las mas Festividades, que con Sermon, y el Señor manifiesto se celebran en sus Templos, con la distibución de las Fiestas Mobibles, la de la assistencia de la Ciudad, sus Regocijos, y particularidades de si gobierno anual. Lleva assimismo, para cada dia del año, varias noticias sucedidas en tales dias, aunque en años diferentes. Por., su author, natural, y recidente de esta dicha Ciudad de Xeréz. 1ª edición

      - En Sevilla. Por Joseph Padrino, Impressor, y Mercader de Libros. 1755. 8º mayor, portada, 1 lámina, 18h-139pp. Escudo de la ciudad calcográfico grabado en cobre fuera de texto, capitulares, viñetas inicales y finales. Preciosa media holandesa puntas actual, nervios, hierros dorados y tejuelo de piel, filetes en seco en ambos planos. Antiguo exlibris manuscrito en portada. Muy buen ejemplar, limpio y con todos sus márgenes, ladillos, bella impresión y tipografía clásica de la época. No en BGE. Palau 111314: No menciona la lámina y de los preliminares sólo 2 folios.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur les granits de France, comparés a ceux d'Égypte. In: Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Année MDCCLI. Avec les Mémoires de Mathématique & de Physique, pour la même année.

      Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1755. - 4to. 164-210 pp.; entire volume: (8), 202, 536 pp. With 24 folding plates. Contemp. brown calf; spine gilt. All edges sprinkled in red. Marbled endpapers. The 1751 annals of the French Royal Academy of Sciences contain, among much additional interesting matter, Jean-Étienne Guettard's important article on the geology of Egypt, "Mémoire sur les granits de France, comparés a ceux d'Égypte". The large folding map, extending as far as Baghdad and the northern Arabian Peninsula, is the first geological map of the region that was to come under such close scrutiny by Guettard's disciples two centuries later. - A prominent French naturalist, physician, and mineralogist, Guettard (1715-86) is regarded as the "pioneer of geological maps" (Tooley) and the father of geological surveys. He was among the first to develop the modern techniques for observing, describing and accumulating field data on rocks and minerals. His training as a naturalist also enabled him to recognize and describe the fossilized organisms he discovered; thus he also may be considered one of the founders of paleontology. Guettard recognized the distribution of rocks, minerals and fossils in regular bands with distinct characteristics, which enabled him to project these bands into unknown terrain. He used symbols to denote the various minerals, rocks and fossils and show their distribution on his "cartes mineralogiques", the first maps ever drawn to record the distribution of minerals. - Among the other articles in the volume deserving mention are Guettard's account of rare French marine fossils (richly illustrated with engravings), as well as a contribution on natural China rubber (caoutchouc) in Guayana by Charles Marie de La Condamine and a notice by Louis Jean-Marie Daubenton on the peculiar and ever-fascinating structures known as "hippomanes", a substance supposedly obtained from the forehead of a mare or new-born foal, and used variously throughout history as a love-potion, a philter or charm. - Extremeties and spine rubbed; hinges repaired. Interior quite clean. Cf. Tooley II, 229. Lex. zur Gesch. der Kartographie I, 261. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PONTIFICUM BRIXIANORUM series Commentario Historico illustrata. Opera et studio Accessit Codicum Mss. Elenchus in Archivio Brixianae Cathedralis asservatorum.

      Bossini,, Brescia, 1755 - gr. vol. in-4, pp. (12), XLVIII, 482, leg. cart. rust. coevo con d. rinforz. in carta dec. Gr. incis. in rame al front. e capilett. in rame. Rara opera sulla chiesa bresciana impreziosita da moltiss. pagine aggiunte mss e chiose marginali. Sono inseriti 34 fogli a p.pag. e 36 fogli a metà pagina distribuiti nei capitoli relativi ai vescovi. Al front. è presente una nota ms in cui si dichiara che queste annotazioni mss sono di mano di Faustino Rossini, prevosto della chiesa dei Santi Faustino e Giovita di Brescia, morto nel 1819. Platneriana p.73. Lozzi 940. [211]

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        Talmud Bavli : Im perush Rashi ve-Tosafot u-Fiske Tosafot u-Ferush ha-Mishanyot meha-Rambam / kefi asher nidpas be-Basilah h" vekha-asher nidpas be-Frankfort de-Mayn u-Frankfort de-Oder uve-Berlin: 1) Berakhot. Pe‘ah. Demai. Kil‘ayim. Shebi‘ith. Terumoth. Ma‘aseroth. Ma‘aser Sheni. Hallah. ‘Orlah. Bikkurim. 2) Shabbat. 'Erubin. 3) Pesahim. Bezah. Hagigah. Mo'ed Katan. 4) Rosh Hashana. Ta'anith. Yoma. Sukkah. Shekalim. Megillah. 5) Yabamoth. Kethuboth. Kiddushin. 6) Gittin. Nedarim. Nazir. Sotah. 8) Baba Bathra. Abodah Zarah. 9) Sanhedrin. Makkoth. Shawouth. 'Eduyoth. Horayoth. Avoth. Sofrim. Smehoth. Kalah. Derekh Eretz. 10) Zebahim. Menahoth. Bekhorot. 11) Hullin, Kerithoth. Temurah. Me'ilah. Tamid. Middoth. Kinnim. 'Arakhin. 12) Niddah. K

      Rabbi Meshulam Zalman Frankel, Rabbi Aharon and Rabbi Naftali Frankel 1755-1763, Zoltsbakh (Sulzbach) - 11/12vol. Folios. No pagination. vol. 3: Cover seperating from book. Book still firmly bound. vol. 5: 2,5" x 2,5" tear to top of spine vol. 5, vol. 10, vol. 11: Remnant of copper clasp. vol. 10: Rebacked All volumes: Embossed pig skin of the time over wooden boards with gilt embossed bordering. Raised bands. Some staining, scuffing, rubbing and minor wear to spine and boards. Browning, occasional water marks, minor foxing and sporadic foxing to some pages. Printed on cotton rag paper. The Talmud is a record of rabbinic discussions of Jewish law, ethics, customs, and stories, which are authoritative in Jewish tradition. It is the fundamental source for rabbinic legislation and case law. The Talmud has two components: the Mishnah, which is the first written compendium of Judaism's Oral Law; and the Gemara, a discussion of the Mishnah (though the terms Talmud and Gemara are often used interchangeably). While arranged as comments on the Mishnah and related Tannaitic writings, the Gemara often ventures onto other subjects and expounds broadly on the Tanakh. The Gemara is the basis for all codes of rabbinic law and is much quoted in other rabbinic literature. The Talmud, including the Gemara, is traditionally also referred to as Shas (a Hebrew abbreviation of shishah sedarim, the "six orders" of the Mishnah). This edition wasvery controversial. In the year 1751 reference is made to Rabbi Moshe Segal of Ciechanowiec, whose sons Aharon and Zanwil (Zevulon) helped the brothers Propes, owners of the large and historic Hebrew printing press in Amsterdam, to publish the complete Babylonian Talmud. A condition was "that no man shall raise his hand to print the Talmud again in the course of 25 years from the completion of their work." In 1755, that is four years after the agreement had been signed, printers began to print the Talmud at Sulzbach in Bavaria (this edition). Rabbi Issachar Berush then supported the rabbis who imposed a ban on the Sulzbach edition, and was one of the "twenty-four great luminaries" who decided to put the Sulzbach Talmud under the ban. "And the books of the aforesaid edition of the Babylonian Talmud which have already been printed require sequestration. And all those who support the persons who are printing the Babylonian Talmud at the Sulzbach Press shall be put under the ban like them and shall be scorched by the glowing coals." In Hebrew and Aramaic. In overall good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discours sur l'origine et les Fondemens de l'Inégalité parmi les Hommes. Par Jean Jaques Rousseau Citoyen de Genève.

      Chez Marc Michel Rey 1755 - In-8 ( 200 X 130 mm ) de LXX pp., ( 1 ) f., 262 pp., plein veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné de caissons de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin havane, coupes filetées d'or, tranches brique ( reliure de l'époque ). Contrefaçon publiée quelques semaines après l'originale. Le frontispice est une copie de celui de l'édition originale, mais il n'est pas signé et la légende porte: Il retourne chez chés ses Egaux vignette de titre: figure de la liberté. Il n'y a pas de cartons, ni de page d'Errata et les fautes sont corrigées sauf une. Usures aux coins et aux coiffes, agréable exemplaire. edition-originale contrefacon Litterature [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Discours sur l’origine et les fondamens de l’inegalité parmi les hommes.

      - Dresde, 1755, 17 x 10 cm., plena piel, lomo con adornos, XLVI – 206 págs. (Rara edición publicada el mismo año que la primera).

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        Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inegalite parmi les hommes. Par Jean Jacques Rousseau, citoyen de Geneve.

      - A Dresde, 1755, in-12, leg. coeva in piena pelle, dorso a 5 nervi con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro negli scomparti, tagli spruzzati, pp. XLVI, 206. Edizione dello stesso anno dell'originale. Timbretto di dismissione di biblioteca di associazione privata alla sguardia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendium Seckendorfianum oder Kurzgefaßte Reformations-Geschichte aus des Herrn Veit Ludwigs von Seckendorf Historia Lutheranismi zur allgemeinen Erbauung zusammen gezogen, mit einem Anhange vom Jahr 1546. bis zum Religionsfrieden 1555,

      Franckfurt, Leipzig; Hallisches Waisenhaus Buchladen, 1755 - 20 Bl., 471 S., 428 S.; 24 Bl., 556 S.; 512 S.; 212 S., Register 1-3 Theil I und II in einem Band: gut erhalten, 3. und 4. Theil: Einbände berieben, Seiten wellig, 4. Theil: unteres Kapital ca. 1cm eingerissen, Band Anhang: Ebd. stärker berieben, Einbanddecke Leder vorne ca. 2/3 abgerieben, Leder hinten etwas löchrig durch Abrieb, unteres Kapital ca. 5cm eingerissen, Vorsatzblatt liegt gelöst bei, Seiten wellig Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2450 Band 1/2 Leder d. Zt., Band 3, 4, Register Halbldr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VARIOS ELOQUENTES LIBROS, recogidos en uno. Escrivieronlos diferentes autores. Dedicatos al señor d. Joseph de Chaves Villarroel. MERCADER Y DE CERBELLÓN, Gaspar. RETRATO POLITICO DEL SEÑOR REY DON ALFONSO EL VIII que dedica a la S.C.R. M. del Rey Nuestro Señor D. Carlos II. [Sigue:] FERNÁNDEZ NAVARRETE, Pedro. EL PERFECTO PRIVADO, INSTRUIDO DE LELIO PEREGRINO, EN REMITIDA CARTA A ESTANISLAO BORDIO privado del Rey de Polonia. [Sigue:] ESPINOSA Y MALO, Félix de Lucio. ADVERTENCIAS POLITICAS, Y MORALES, escritas en comunicada carta al Sr. D. Juan de Matos Fragoso, cavallero del Abito de Christo. [Sigue:] POLO DE MEDINA, Jacinto. A LELIO, GOVIERNO MORAL. Dedicado a Don Alonso Antonio Sandoval. Señor de la Villa de Alcantarilla. [Sigue:] RUBIO

      Imp. Joseph Garcia Lanza. Madrid, 1755 - . 6 h., 370 pág., 1 h. Enc. en pergamino. Papel algo tostado. * Se trata de una compilación de Fr. Juan Bautista Aguilar. Teoria política Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Britain with the Adjacent Parts of New England and Canada

      Thos. Jefferys, London 1755 - Engraving with original hand-color. Thomas Jefferys published this finely engraved and accurate map Nova Scotia, Cape Britain, and New England in May of 1755. The cartographer was John Green. Green's map was the most sophisticated British map of the Canadian peninsula published previous to the surveying campaigns of the French and Indian War. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 29". Frame size: 32 1/2 x 40". Inventory#: p1924pfat.

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        Fables Choisies Mises En Vers (4 Vols.)

      Paris: Desaint et Saillant, 1755. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Oudry, Jean-Baptiste; 42 Engravers, Including Cochin, Tardieu, Prevost, Chedel, Lempereur, Etc.. Book. Elephant Folio - over 15. 1755 - 1759. 4 volumes, 420 by 285 mm or 16.5 by 11 inches. With 276 (1 extra) illustrated plates designed by Oudry (1685 - 1755), as well as half-titles, engraved title pages, head and tailpieces. Extra plate is the second version of the plate found by page 112 of Vol 3, for the Fable CLXXII, "Le Singe et le Leopard".) Bound in is the first state of the plate, which did not have the word "Leopard" on the banner. Included, but not presently bound, is the second state, with "Leopard" on the banner. Contemporary calf rebacked preserving spines, covers panelled in gilt. Spines tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments containing urn motif, with red morocco lettering labels. Marbled endpapers. Some very intermittent spotting. Faint dampstain to front blanks of Vols 1 and 2. Hinges strengthened, rebacked. Some restoration to spine. Overall, a magnificent copy of one of the pinnacles of French illustrated book art. Oudry achieved his first success as a portraitist, and he was elected to the Royal Academy in 1719 as a historical painter. After he became the director of the Beauvais tapestry factory he began to amuse himself with subjects from La Fontaine's Fables. He made 276 sketches in all between 1729 and 1735. These visualizations of La Fontaine so harmonize with the verse form as to earn Oudry a reputation as the "La Fontaine of Painting". The plates contained in this book have had an incalculable influence on animal illustrators afterwards, and much of the art work has been directly reproduced or adapted in designs used in other areas of the decorative arts such as wallpaper design, fabric design, porcelain, etc.

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