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        Manual Compendio de El Regio Patronato Indiano

      Madrid: Antonio Marin, 1755. "Para Su Mas Facil Uso en las Materias Conducentes a la Practica: Dedicado al Rey Nuestro Fernando VI, El Amado". The laws of the Spanish Empire regarding their possessions (including the Indians) in the New World. 1st, hardcover, a g+ copy in very old leather; the boards are bowed somewhat; external and internal hinges reenforced and repaired; corners & spine tips worn. Red chalk on all edges; Additionally, the book is BRANDED on the bottom edge with a quatre-fleurs design, which is probably a family symbol. 18th-cent. marbled endpapers may be original. Though there is light foxing within, the pages are remarkably bright and clean, though rippled. There is an engraved inset on the tp, plus a full-page frontis facing the dedication page and a half-page engraving on p.1. 531 pp. incl. index. A remarkable piece of history.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, by the Late -

      London: For A. Millar, 1755 - First edition of Fielding's last book. Two editions appeared in 1755, with the same title pages: one (this) edition was clearly an edited text; the other version was unedited, and set from the manuscript. The unedited text was suppressed and did not reappear until the next November, after an earthquake in Portugal reawakened interest in Fielding's book First edition. 12mo. [iv], '228' [i.e., 276pp]. Modern polished sprinkled calf, spine richly gilt, red leather labels. Fine copy, in quarter brown morocco slipcase with chemise. Morocco ex-libris of Josiah Kirby Lilly Junior. Cross III, p. 326; Rothschild 857 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of Norway:

      Containing, A particular and accurate Account of the Temperature of the Air, the different Soils, Waters, Vegetables, Metals, Minerals, Stones, Beasts, Birds, and Fishes; together with the Dispositions, Customs, and Manner of Living of the Inhabitants: Interspersed with Physiological Notes from eminent Writers, and Transactions of Academies. In two Parts. Translated from the Danish original. London: A. Linde 1755. Med et stort udfold. kort og 28 kobbertavler, visende folk, prospekter mm. Fol. XXIII + 206 + VII + (1) + 291 + (1) + (11) s. Indb. i ét senere hlvldrbd. med farvet skindtitelfelt i gammel stil.With a large folding map and 28 engraved plates showing people, views etc. Bound in one later halfleatherbinding in old style with coloured label.. Rent ekspl. på skrivepapir med bred margin. Planche nr. 14 er fejlagtigt indsat efter planche 6; siderne 159 + 219 er fejlpag.Nice clean copy on writing paper with large margin. Plate no. 14 is mistakenly placed after plate 6; pages 159 + 219 are wrongly paginated

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        The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

      London: A Millar. Some foxing and page-edge browning. Modern rebind. 1755. First Edition. Brown hardback boards with tooled brown leather spine. 170mm x 100mm (7" x 4"). 228pp. .

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE - RECUEIL DE PLANCES SUR LES SCIENCES, LES ARTS LIBERAUX, ET LES ARTS MECANIQUES: ARMURIER - ARQUEBUSIER - FOURBISSEUR - ART MILITAIRE.:

      Paris 1755 - (Codice AA0112) Folio (cm 40,5). Grande volume contenente tutte le tavole tratte dall'atlante dall'edizione parigina del 1755 dell'ENCYCLOPEDIE relative a: ARMURIER, ARQUEBUSIER, FOURBISSEUR, ART MILITAIRE, Centinaia di figure su 50 grandi bellissime tavole finemente incise in rame (di cui una grande ripiegata): armature e armi di varie epoche e loro particolari, congegni da guerra, ateliers e macchinari vari per la loro fabbricazione, ordini di battaglia degli eserciti, ecc. Accompagnano le tavole 11 pp. di testi esplicativi. Carta vergata, lievi rossure. Pregiata legatura d'epoca mezza pelle, nervetti, doppio tassello rosso, titolo oro, piatti marmorizzati. Ottimo stato. Euro 500 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA ~ Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Descrizioni precise, consegna rapida con imballaggio solido. All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging ~

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        Betänkande om vattu-minskningen, hvaruti denna läran efter den heliga skrift, naturens lagar och förfarenheten pröfvas, samt oriktig befinnes.

      Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1755. 8:o. (2),250,(24) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Ganska nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, mörkbrunt titelfält och stänkta snitt. Smärre skador på ryggen och mindre maskangrepp upptill i den bakre falsen. En del lager- och småfläckar samt enstaka maskhål i övre marginalen. Titelbladet och följande blad med svag gultonad fläck. Fuktfläckar i yttermarginalen på s. 224-40 och i det avslutande opaginerade registret.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 1168. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 1025c för redogörelsen för Linnés åsikter om landhöjningen som upptar s. 16-25. En tysk översättning trycktes 1756. Landhöjningen vid Östersjöns kuster, vilken redan Urban Hiärne hade observerat, väckte stor debatt under 1740-talet. Striden stod mellan dem som, likt Carl von Linné och Anders Celsius, ansåg att vattnet på jorden hela tiden minskade, och det läger som företräddes av bl.a. Rhyzelius och Biörner, som hävdade det orimliga i teorin om vattuminskningen. Motargumenten var många, från ortodoxt håll utgick man från bibelns skapelsekronologi där jordklotet var färdigt från första stund, medan rudbeckianerna såg sitt forngötiska rike hotat av översvämning med anledning av de nya teorierna. Browallius låter i denna bok sin ortodoxa bibeltro gå hand i hand med övertygande vetenskapliga argument och hans framställning kom att bli dödsstöten för teorin om vattuminskningen. Browallius upplevde dock inte detta, då han dog innan boken var färdigtryckt

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        Institutiones Calculi Differentialis cum eius Usu in Analysi Finitorum ac Doctrina Serierum.

      Acadamiae Imperialis Scientiarum [i.e. Michaelis], St. Petersburg [i.e. Berlin] 1755 - 4to (250x203 mm), xxiv, 880 pp. Later half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt-lettered morocco label, red-dyed edges. Text with even light browning, little occasional spotting and foxing. A fine, wide-margined copy. ---- Norman 733; DSB IV, 476; Smith I, 522, 1; Honeyman 1069; Sotheran 7686; Rouse Ball 396. - First edition of the second of Euler's monumental trilogy on analysis. "This is the first text-book on the differential calculus which has any claim to be regarded as complete, and it may be said that until recently many modern treatises on the subject are based on it." (W. W. Rouse Ball, A Short Account of the History of Mathematics). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New System of Agriculture; or A Plain and Easy and Demonstrative Method of Speedily Growing Rich: Proving, by undeniable Arguments, that Every Land-Owner, in England, may advance his Estate to a Double Value, in the Space of One Year's Time

      George Faulkner and Peter Wilson, Dublin 1755 - Rebound in red buckram, scattered foxing and age toning, signature and date to title page. Lacking blanks; added new endpapers. Scarce. Published the same year in London, the priority is unclear.Together with Severak Very Curious Instructions, how to Feed Oxen, Cows, and Sheep, to much greater profit than has ever yet been known in England. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039928. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of Norway:

      . Containing, A particular and accurate Account of the Temperature of the Air, the different Soils, Waters, Vegetables, Metals, Minerals, Stones, Beasts, Birds, and Fishes; together with the Dispositions, Customs, and Manner of Living of the Inhabitants: Interspersed with Physiological Notes from eminent Writers, and Transactions of Academies. In two Parts. Translated from the Danish original. London: A. Linde 1755. Med et stort udfold. kort og 28 kobbertavler, visende folk, prospekter mm. Fol. XXIII + 206 + VII + (1) + 291 + (1) + (11) s. Indb. i et senere hlvldrbd. med farvet skindtitelfelt i gammel stil.<br>With a large folding map and 28 engraved plates showing people, views etc. Bound in one later halfleatherbinding in old style with coloured label. * Rent ekspl. pa skrivepapir med bred margin. Planche nr. 14 er fejlagtigt indsat efter planche 6; siderne 159 + 219 er fejlpag.<br>Nice clean copy on writing paper with large margin. Plate no. 14 is mistakenly placed after plate 6; pages 159 + 219 are wrongly paginated..

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        Marianisches Hertz-Häuslein Deß Hertzens Jesu Das ist: tägliche Andachts-Ubungen Zu dem Verwundten und schmertzhaften Hertzen Jesu In sich haltend allerhand ausbündige Morgen, Abends, Meß, Beicht, Communion, wie auch Sterb-Gebetter, nebst kurtzen Betrachtungen, und gantz besonders andächtigen Hertzens-Anmuthungen; zum besondern Nutzen und Trost ller und jeder, forderist aber deren Mitglidern der hochheiligen Hertz-Jesu Bruderschaft im Leben und Tod, anfänglich verfasset durch Fleiß, und Eifer A. R. D. Michaelis Leonitii Erberlein [...] und dem jungfräulichen Hertzen der Ottobeyrischen Gnaden-Mutter in Eidern Mariae [...].

      Augsburg, Rieger 1755.. kl.8°. 7 Bll., 296 S., 3 Bll., Frontispiz. Original-Lederband über 4 Bünden. (Einband stärker berieben und bestossen, mit kleiner Fehlstelle unten. Namen auf Vors. v. alter Hand. Seiten 1 - 170 im Bund unten wasserrandig, Frontispiz mit Einriss. Auflage:0. Nachgebunden: Verehrung Deß Göttlichen Kindlein Jesu: Oder Besondere Andacht Zu Nutz und Trost Denen in das Pragerische Kindlein Verliebten Seelen ; Durch neun Täg nach einander, oder 9. Dienstag nach Belieben und Gelegenheit In unterschiedlichen Anliegen andächtig zu verrichten, und nutzlich zu gebrauchen ; Sambt Morgen- Abend- Meß- Beicht- und Communion-Gebetter. 94 S., Bamberg, Göbhardt 1761.

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        Noticia admiravel, e curiosa Relacam do Grande Imperio da China; referese a despedida, que no mesmo Imperio fez o Embaixador Portuguez, que chegou ao presente a esta cidade em a nao proximamente vinda de Macao, em o primeiro de Setembro de 1755

      Portuguese Ambassador´s farewell from China. 1755. Lisbon. Domingos Rodrigues. In 8vo (195 mm x 138 mm). 8 pp. Unbound. Left margin with light damp, else very good.First edition. Extremely rare newsletter from the Portuguese Ambassador to China; it provides details of his stay at the Chinese court and ultimately the farewell from the Emperor, and his departure from the Portuguese-controlled Macao. At the end the author makes a reference to a fleet arriving from Rio de Janeiro. Rare, we could find only one copy held institutionally in the U.S., at the University of Minnesota, and no copies have appeared at auction in over 50 years. OCLC, 29132403.

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        Der Messias., Erster und zweyter Band (Gesang I - V und VI - X).

      Kopenhagen, o. V. (Drucker L. H. Lillie), 1755 - Mit einem in Kupfer gestochenen Frontispiz, 10 Bll., 181 Seiten, 1 Bl. (Errata) ; 6 Bll., 159 Seiten, 1 nn. S. (Errata) Erste Ausgabe. Wilpert/Gühring 2, Nr. 9 und 10; Brieger Nr. 1445. Enthält neben den zehn Gesängen weiterhin, in Band 1 eine Ode an König Friedrich und die Abhandlung "Von der heiligen Poesie" sowie in Band 2 die Abhandlung "Von der Nachahmung des griechischen Sylbenmasses im Deutschen". - Ecken minimal bestoßen, Gelenke u. Rücken minimal berieben, Vorderdeckel mit kleinem Fleck oben rechts und oben links mit kleiner Abriebstelle (ca. 1 x 2 cm, wohl von entferntem Etikett), Titel mit mehrzeiligem hs. Besitzereintrag (unschön). Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Einband. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 4° (29 x 24 cm), zeitgenössischer brauner Lederband über sechs Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf Rückenschild, reicher ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, allseitig marmorierter Schnitt. Erste (1.) Auflage. Zwei Bände in einem Band. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Messias. Erster und zweyter Band (Gesang I - V und VI - X).

      Kopenhagen, o. V. (Drucker L. H. Lillie), 1755.. Erste (1.) Auflage. Zwei Bände in einem Band. Mit einem in Kupfer gestochenen Frontispiz, 10 Bll., 181 Seiten, 1 Bl. (Errata) ; 6 Bll., 159 Seiten, 1 nn. S. (Errata) 4° (29 x 24 cm), zeitgenössischer brauner Lederband über sechs Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf Rückenschild, reicher ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, allseitig marmorierter Schnitt.. Erste Ausgabe. Wilpert/Gühring 2, Nr. 9 und 10; Brieger Nr. 1445. Enthält neben den zehn Gesängen weiterhin, in Band 1 eine Ode an König Friedrich und die Abhandlung "Von der heiligen Poesie" sowie in Band 2 die Abhandlung "Von der Nachahmung des griechischen Sylbenmasses im Deutschen". - Ecken minimal bestoßen, Gelenke u. Rücken minimal berieben, Vorderdeckel mit kleinem Fleck oben rechts und oben links mit kleiner Abriebstelle (ca. 1 x 2 cm, wohl von entferntem Etikett), Titel mit mehrzeiligem hs. Besitzereintrag (unschön). Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Einband.

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        Dictionary of the English Language:

      ìThe Most Amazing, Enduring and Endearing One-Man Feat in the Field of LexicographyîJOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar. London: Printed by W. Strahan, for J. and P. Knapton..., 1755.First edition of ìthe most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicographyî (Printing and the Mind of Man). Two large folio volumes, tall paper copies, (16 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches; 412 x 254 mm.). Unpaginated. Text in double columns. Title-pages printed in red and black. Decorative woodcut tail-pieces.Full brown calf, rebacked to style. Spines with original two calf spine labels, lettered in gilt. Spines ruled in gilt in compartments, six raised bands. Spine label on volume I, chipped with label professionally repaired. Boards rubbed and scuffed. Title-page and the first page of the preface with some professional restoration, not affecting text. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Some toning from glue to edges of pastedowns and blanks. Overall, a very nice set.îBegun in 1747, and printed over five years, Johnsonís Dictionary at once put to shame every other dictionary that had ever been written and set the standard for every dictionary that has been written since. Its genius was at once acknowledged by every hand, and the first edition of two thousand copies was instantly sold out...Perhaps the greatest innovation in Johnsonís work was his consistent reliance not on earlier word-lists and dictionaries, not on his own intuition, but on English literature itselfóthe vast, wonderful treasury of words that, well chosen and properly sorted and accurately quoted, became in itself almost a dictionary of the language. Indeed, after Johnson showed the way by quoting from English literature at every turn, it was even suggested that a great dictionary might be written without definitions at allóif the quotations were plentiful enough and well enough chosen and edited. This insistence on real examples from the real language as it has been really used has informed every serious dictionary every sinceófrom Richardson and Webster to the new OEDî (The Collection of The Garden Ltd., Sothebyís New York, November 9 and 10, 1989, lot 148).Courtney & Nichol Smith, p. 54. Printing and the Mind of Man 201. Rothschild 1237.HBS 65682.$18,500

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        A dictionary of the English language. In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language and an English grammar.

      printed by W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton 1755-6, London - Second edition, 2 volumes, folio, modern quarter brown calf over marbled boards, red and black morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; a nice copy in a modern binding. From the library of the Johnsonian, Gwin Kolb.The second edition is virtually identical to the first, except that the words "second edition" have been added to the title pages and the second volume is dated 1756. Published in 165 weekly numbers. "Demand fell off as the work proceeded, and Strahan reduced the number of copies accordingly from just under 2,300 copies of the early numbers, to 768 copies of volume two. This figure is therefore the maximum number possible of complete copies, making this the smallest and scarcest of the folio editions . There are some minor textual variants in this edition, which was entirely reset from the first; most obviously they occur in the abbreviation of the authorities cited" (Fleeman). Alston V, 178; Courtney & Nicol Smith, p. 54; Fleeman 55.4D/2; Sledd & Kolb, p. 111-114. Alston V, 178; Courtney & Nicol Smith, p. 54; see Grolier, English 100, 50; Printing and the Mind of Man, 201. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "A dictionary of the English language. In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language and an English grammar."

      London: printed by W. Strahan for J. and P. Knapton. 1755-6. "Second edition, 2 volumes, folio, modern quarter brown calf over marbled boards, red and black morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; a nice copy in a modern binding. From the library of the Johnsonian, Gwin Kolb.& & The second edition is virtually identical to the first, except that the words ""second edition"" have been added to the title pages and the second volume is dated 1756. Published in 165 weekly numbers. ""Demand fell off as the work proceeded, and Strahan reduced the number of copies accordingly from just under 2,300 copies of the early numbers, to 768 copies of volume two. This figure is therefore the maximum number possible of complete copies, making this the smallest and scarcest of the folio editions ... There are some minor textual variants in this edition, which was entirely reset from the first; most obviously they occur in the abbreviation of the authorities cited"" (Fleeman). & & Alston V, 178; Courtney & Nicol Smith, p. 54; Fleeman 55.4D/2; Sledd & Kolb, p. 111-114. Alston V, 178; Courtney & Nicol Smith, p. 54; see Grolier, English 100, 50; Printing and the Mind of Man, 201."

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        TRATADO DE BARNIZES Y CHAROLES EN QUE SE DA EL MODO DE COMPONER UNO PERFECTAMENTE PARECIDO AL DE LA CHINA, Y MUCHOS OTROS QUE SIRVEN A LA PINTURA, AL DORAR, Y ABRIR, CON OTRAS CURIOSIDADES

      Joseph Estevan Dolz - Valencia, Joseph Estevan Dolz. Herederos de Martinez. Pergamino. 1755.9h+186Pág+1h. Obra raríssima en su genero. Contiene grabados. Curioso Ejemplar de barnices y demas elementos para decoración, entre otras me gustaria resaltar la composición de la pintura China para cristal, porcelana, etc. 2 hojas del índice facsimiladas. Magnífico. Ref 8.4 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gesamtans, darüber Befestigungsgrundriß, "Plan de Mayence et des Environs ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich n. Counradi ( Conradi ) b. Seutter in Augsburg, um 1755, 46 x 53,5. Nicht bei Fauser - Links oben die Titelkartusche, rechts oben eine weitere Kartusche mit Erklärungen ( Die Kartuschen mit Rokokoornamentik ). Im unteren Drittel die Gesamtansicht (nicht koloriert) (14 x 53,5 cm.), darüber der altkol. Stadtplan. Zeigt auch die Mainmündung und Kostheim. - Linker Rand oben angerändert.

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        A Catalogue of the Genuine, Entire and Curious Collection of Prints and Drawings, (bound and unbound) of the late Doctor Mead; consisting of The Works of the most Eminent Masters; and particularly of a matchless Collection, containing 95 Drawings of Exotics, Insects, Fruit and Flowers in Water Colours, on Vellum, by Merian, in 2 vol. as also of another curious Collection, containing 205, in 2 vol. by Ehret, all colour&#39;d from Nature, and finished to the greatest Perfection

      Which, (by Order of the Executors) Will be Sold by Auction, By Mr. Langford, At his House in the Great Piazza, Covent-Garden, On Monday the 13th of January 1755, and the Thirteen following Evenings... 30 pp. 8vo, cont. calf (well-rebacked), sides decorated in gilt. London: A. Langford, 1755. [bound with]:(--). Museum Meadianum, sive, Catalogus Nummorum, Veteris Aevi Monumentorum, ac Gemmarum, Cum aliis quibusdam Artis recentioris et Naturae operibus; quae vir clarissimus Richardus Mead, M.D. nuper defunctus comparaverat. [Compiled by George North]. Engraved frontis. 2 p.l., 262 pp. 8vo. London: A. Langford, n.d. [1755]. [bound with]:(--). A Catalogue of the Genuine and Entire Collection of Valuable Gems, Bronzes, Marble and other Busts and Antiquities, of the late Doctor Mead. Which (by Order of the Executors) Will be sold by Auction, By Mr. Langford...On Tuesday the 11th of this Instant March 1755, and the four following Days. 15 pp. 8vo. London: 1755. [bound with]:(--). A Catalogue of Pictures, consisting of Portraits, Landscapes, Sea-Pieces, Architecture, Flowers, Fruits, Animals, Histories, of the late Richard Mead, M. D. Sold by Auction on March 20, 21, and 22, M.DCC.LIV. xv pp. 8vo. London: 1755. A wonderful and complete set, bound together, of the catalogues of Dr. Richard Mead&#39;s art collections, sold after his death. The first two catalogues are quite uncommon on the market and the final two catalogues are distinctly rare. Each catalogue has been ruled in red and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Not only was Richard Mead (1673-1754), one of the outstanding physicians and book collectors of his time, but he was also a major collector of art in its widest sense. "He had a separate room built at the foot of the garden of his house on Great Ormond Street which housed his library and collections, which were among the largest of his time...Mead had an extensive collection of antique medals and coins...as well as other antiquities, including an Egyptian mummy and other Egyptian and Etruscan pieces. His collection of antique paintings had been acquired at great expense, the most famous being the Court of Augustus, which had been brought to Mead from Rome by Sir Alexander Dick in 1737. In keeping with the style of the cabinets of the time, Mead&#39;s collection also included a miscellaneous assortment of fossils, scientific instruments, anatomical specimens, and curiosities... "Mead owned about 150 paintings, including landscapes by Rembrandt, Claude Lorrain, and Brueghel, and architectural pictures by Nicolas Poussin and Canaletto. He had many portraits, including the physicians Mayerne (by Rubens) and Vesalius (by Titian), scientists such as Boyle (by Kerseboom) and Halley (by Kneller), and the famous Holbein portrait of Erasmus, as well as portraits of contemporary men of letters, including Swift and Richardson. His collection of miniatures was especially noted. He also owned thousands of engravings and drawings by such artists as Dürer, Holbein, Michelangelo, and Raphael, as well as Hogarth and Vertue. Mead was a patron of art as well as a collector. He commissioned the bust of William Harvey by Peter Scheemakers, later displayed at the Royal College of Physicians, and the French artist Watteau, who came to consult Mead in the early 1720s, painted for him L&#39;Amour paisible and Italian Comedians. Mead opened his gallery to interested artists to copy, and he even loaned paintings for copying. In this era before public galleries Mead played an important role in the advancement of art."-ODNB. Engraved armorial bookplates of Robert Shafto of Benwell (ca.1732-97), landowner and politician (see ODNB) and William Adair. .

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        La Pucelle d'Orleans. Poeme divise en quinze livres. Par Monsieur de V***.

      Louvain (d.i. Frankfurt) 1755.. Kl.-8vo. 2 Bll., 161 S., 1 Bl. Mit Titelvignette und 1 Textvignette. Späterer marmorierter Pappband mit Lederrückenschild, Rotschnitt.. Erste (unberechtigte) Ausgabe. - Dutel A-912; Bengesco 478; Brunet V, 1361 (mit Bezug auf die vorliegende Ausgabe:"L'edition que l'on croit etre la premiere."). - Hinterdeckel mit eingeklebtem alten Buchhandelsetikett ("Cet ouvrage se trouve, ainsi que beaucoup d'autres, chez Jean-Baptiste Mangot, Libraire, rue dite Naglergasse, N° 202, im Branntweinerischen Hause."). Letztes Blatt mit alten hs. Notizen zu dieser Ausgabe sowie Stempel einer Adelsbibliothek. - Sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar.

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        TA., In der Bildmitte großes Gebäude, rechts ein Teil der Stadt, i. Vgr. aus der Stadt marschierende Soldaten mit Gefangenen auf einem Pferdewagen.

      . lavierte Federzeichnung v. G. D. Heumann ?, um 1755, 17,5 x 31,7. Nicht sign. - Aus der Sammlung Ehlers, Göttingen. Von alter Hand G. D. Heumann oder L. Besemann zugeschrieben.

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        Voyages métallurgiques, ou recherches et observations sur les mines & forges de fer, la fabrication de l'acier, celle du fer-blanc, & plusieurs mines de charbon de terre, faites depuis l'année 1757 jusques & compris 1769, en Allemagne, Suéde, Norwege, Angleterre & Ecosse.Lyon & Paris, Gabriel Regnault, L. Cellot, P. Didot et al., 1774-1781. 3 volumes. 4to. With 52 folding engraved plates. Contemporary French mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      Brunet III, col. 516 ("ouvrage très estimé"); Honeyman 1755; Hoover 452; Quérard IV, p. 210; for Jars: DSB VIII, p. 78. First edition of a comprehensive and well-illustrated treatise on theoretical and practical metallurgy, published by Gabriel's brother, M.G. Jars, who had accompanied him on his journey through Belgium, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, England and Scotland. "Ce livre très estimé, offre, non un itinéraire, mais divers mémoires sur les mines des pays visités par l'auteur: elles sont décrites avec beaucoup d'exactitude; Jars donne leur histoire, les réglements et la forme de leur administration, le mode de leur exploitation ..." (Quérard). The plates show accurate layouts and cross-sections of mines, shafts, mining equipment, and some are maps with mining veins indicated. Some slight foxing, slight waterstain outer margin in volumes 2,3; vol. 3, p. 87 lower corner torn off; some damage to binding. Well-preserved copies on wide-margined paper with attractive plates of this classic work on mining.

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        Receipt for payment of goods shipped from Boston to Nova Scotia by Thomas Hancock who was employing his 18-year-old nephew John Hancock as a clerk

      Autograph Document Signed ?J. Winslow,? 1p, 7.75? x 4.75?. Fort Lawrence [Nova Scotia], December 10, 1755. Folds. Professionally mounted on heavier paper of the same size. Fine condition.In full, ?Fort Lawrence 10th December 1755. Then Received of Capt. Nathaniel Perry, the Sum of Twenty One Pounds Eighteen Shilling & Eight Pence half penny, Lawfull Money of the Massachusetts Bay. On Account of Thomas Hancock Esqr. Merchant in Boston. £21..18..8½ .?In 1754, Thomas Hancock hired as a clerk, his 17-year-old nephew John who had just graduated from Harvard. In 1763, John became a full partner in his uncle?s shipping business. When Thomas Hancock died in 1764, John Hancock inherited the business and his uncle?s estate, becoming one of the wealthiest men in the colonies.Nathaniel Perry (1713-1756) was commissioned a Captain in the militia under Colonel John Winslow in 1742. On November 6, 1754, he had a company of 46 enlisted men and the next month received a warran

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        Payment for soldiers enlisted ?for the Expedn to Nova Scotia? ? the first British offensive in the French and Indian War which eventually led to the end of the French Empire in North America

      Manuscript Document Signed ?Nathaniel Perry,? 1p, 11.75? x 4?. Boston, April 18, 1755. Rough edges, horizontal and three vertical folds with small holes at fold crossings. Soiled. Clearly and darkly penned. Very good condition.In full, ?His Excellency William Shirley Esqr To Nathaniel Perry. To the Bounty money paid 113 Men Inlisted into His Majesties Service for the Expedn to Nova Scotia at 36/ } £203..8..0 ?" By Cash Received £90..0.0 / By [Cash] by Lieut. Jacob March 12 ... 12..0 / Ballance 101..8 / £203..8 ?" 0. / Boston Aprill 18th 1755 / Errors Excepted ---- pr Nathaniel Perry.? William Shirley was Royal Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay (1741- 1749, 1753-1756). Lieutenant Jacob March, a surgeon, was killed in the Battle of the Petitcodiac on September 2, 1755.By November 1754, Capt. Nathaniel Perry (1713-1756) had raised a company of 46 men and received a warrant for further enlistments. On May 29, 1755, he raised a company of 99 men for ?removing of the Fr

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        The Works of Jonathan Swift , D.D. Dean of St. Patrick&#39;s, Dublin

      London: C. Bathurst et al., 1755. Six volumes, quarto, engravings throughout; front hinge wearing on volume one and some slight external wear but an excellent set in contemporary speckled calf, spines elaborately decorated in gilt. A handsome set of Swift&#39;s works, the foremost satirist in English. The set includes all of Swift&#39;s most famous works, including Gulliver&#39;s Travels and The Tale of a Tub, as well as reproducing his poetry and occasional political writings from pamphlets and journals. This is the first appearance of Hawkesworth&#39;s edition, which appeared later in the same year in a twelve-volume octavo version. This was, of course, the same John Hawkesworth who later wrote the official account of Cook&#39;s first voyage. Hawkesworth&#39;s association with writers as diverse as Swift and Johnson as well as his translation of works such as Fénélon&#39;s, had a direct impact on the writing and style of the first voyage account. His editing of Swift was well received and went through many eighteenth century editions.

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        A Treatise on the Hydrocele

      London D Wilson and T Durham in the Strand 1755. Cover worn and detached. Half title page edge chipped. Stamp and details of a previous owner on title page. Text block firm and contents bright. Pagination error on final leaf First Edition Leather cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xiii, 222pp.

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        Dissertazioni sopra le Antichita Italiane. Gia composte e pubblicate in Latino dal proposto... E da esso poscia compendiate e trasportate nell&#39; Italiana favella. Opera postuma Data in luce dal Proposto Gian Francesco soli Muratoi suo Nipote

      Roma: Barbiellini, 1755. Second Edition. Vellum. Very Good. Second Edition. Six vols., 8vo, pp. [ff 1] (frontispiece) + [ii]-xl + [1]- 370 + 371 (errata); [3]-406 + 407-408 (errata); [ii]-xvi + [1]-451 + [452] (errata) + [453-456] (index); [2]-402; [ii]-xx + [1]-347 + [348] (errata); [2]-380; all contemporary vellum; spines stained brown (probably old varnish) with gilt lettering and decorations; all spines with printed library tickets affixed; all edges speckled pink; institutional bookplate to front pastedowns; torn due date stickers to front free endpapers; embossed library stamps and pencil annotations to title leaves; embossed library stamps at select leaves throughout; browning to some leaves; card pockets and electronic tag at rear pastedown; else a clean and complete ex-library copy. Vellum.

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        Kst.- Karte, aus "Storia Generale .." n. Bellin, "L' Isola Formosa e parte delle coste Chinesi ..".

      . 1755, 22,5 x 28. Seltene ital. Ausgabe der bekannten Formosa ( Taiwan ) - Karte nach Bellin.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Bellin, "L' Isle Formose et Partie des Costes de la Chine ..".

      . 1755, 22,5 x 28.

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        Code de la Nature, ou le véritable Esprit de ses Loix, De tout tems négligé ou méconnu

      Par-tout" [Paris ?]: chez le Vrai Sage, 1755. Octavo, title in black and red with a vignette; contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments. Pioneering socialist utopia. Rare and influential: the first edition of this major work, in which a severe concept of economic equality introduces an entirely new utopian model. Effectively the blueprint for a fully-fledged communist society, this early and extreme socialist utopia is an extension of some of the ideas first circulated in the same author&#39;s Naufrage des Isles Flottantes: Hartig called it the &#39;oeuvre mâitresse de la pensée utopique du XVIII siècle.&#39; The identity of the author is a puzzle: recent research suggests that there is some doubt as to whether Morelly actually existed; if so, it is also unclear who exactly may have used the name as a pseudonym. No birth or death certificates for Morelly survive, and there is no record of anyone in the eighteenth century ever mentioning that they met him. It has been suggested that "Morelly" may actually have been either Toussaint, or even perhaps Diderot to whom the work has quite often been attributed. Whoever "Morelly" may have been, his work was better known in later centuries than in his own. The rediscovery of Morelly&#39;s "code" in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries led to his being represented as a significant forerunner of socialism. Its modern significance lies more in its effect on later political thinkers, many openly acknowledging their debt to the text: Babeuf referred to it with respect, and many nineteenth century writers admitted its influence, including Fourier, Cabet, Proudhon, Louis Blanc, Engels and Marx, who quoted Morelly on the dangers of private ownership. The Code de la Nature is an uncompromising text. Working from the position that Avarice is the root of all evil, Morelly argues for the absolute abolition of private property, complete state control of production and consumption, and an uncompromising and mathematical regimentation of society based on enumerations of the fundamental unit of ten. For Morelly and his identity, see: Jean de Viguerie, Histoire et Dictionnaire du Temps des Lumières, 1995; N. Wagner, "Etat actuel de nos connaissances sur Morelly", in Revue: Dix-Huitième Siècle, 1978, n°10, pp 259-268; Guy Antonetti, "Etienne Gabriel Morelly et sa famille"; " L&#39;écrivain et ses protecteurs", in Revue d&#39;Histoire de Littérature Française, 1983-3;1984-1.

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        THE HISTORY OF PETER THE GREAT, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA. To which is prefixed, A short general history of the country, from the rise of that monarchy: and an account of the author's life.

      Aberdeen, F. Douglass and W. Murray; London, sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, 1755.In two volumes, FIRST EDITION 1755, 8vo, approximately 200 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, Volume I: engraved portrait frontispiece of the emperor, another of the author, a folding map of Russia engraved by J Phinn, pages: xl, 311, prelims include subscribers' list; Volume II: engraved portrait frontispiece of Prince Menzikoff, pages: viii, 352, (24) - index and 2 page advert, bound in full speckled calf, double gilt ruled border to covers, skilfully rebacked to style, raised bands, gilt rules, previous gilt lettered red morocco labels, original endpapers retained. Small repairs to board corners, front inner paper hinge neatly repaired in Volume I , 2 neat names on front endpapers, 1 dated 1952, another on title pages plus a couple of almost erased words, fore - edge of folding map has a very small closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting images, ink smudge to 2 facing lower margins just affecting 5 letters, all still legible, very occasional slight browning to margins. A very good set. Major General Alexander Gordon (1669 - 1752) spent some years in the service of the Csar. His life and exploits are recounted in 18 pages at the start of the book. As well as the history of Peter the Great, the author gives sketches of the previous history, information about the country, its people, customs and governance. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Föreläsningar uti reguliere fortification, hÃ¥llne för Kongl. Maj:ts Cadet-Corps.

      - Stockholm, tryckt af Peter Jöransson Nyström, 1755. 4:o. (4),118 s. + 14 utvikbara graverade planscher. Samtida pappomslag, nött rygg med pappersförlust vid ryggens huvud. GenomgÃ¥ende med en del fuktränder i marginaler, nÃ¥gon gÃ¥ng in i texten. PÃ¥ en del blad tydliga, pÃ¥ andra knappt märkbart. 24,5 x 20 cm. *Författaren deltog i sammansvärjningen 1756, med syfte att stärka konungamakten, och blev jämte Erik Brahe m. fl. halshuggen pÃ¥ Riddarholmen samma Ã¥r. [#\116658]

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        The Chaise or Carriage Match at Newmarket Heath, August 29th, 1750]

      [London 1755 - A rare print recording a race against the clock when Wright's carriage travelled 19 miles in fifty three minutes and 27 seconds: an average of 22 miles an hour. This extraordinary 'carriage' was built for the Duke of Queensberry and the Earl of Eglinton. They had bet Theobald Taaffe and Andrew Sprowle 1000 guineas that they could not get a carriage 'with four running wheels, and a person in. or upon it, drawn by four horses' to travel nineteen miles in one hour. The print is in two halves: the top shows a view of the carriage at speed. the lower section is a plan of the carriage. The signature 'J. Wright Invt.' implies that he was the designer of the carriage. This print appears to be the rare precursor to a later aquatint, published by J. Bodger. Cf. Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p.174; Siltzer p.248. Engraving, by Johann Sebastian M?ller.

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        The Natural History of Norway: containing, A particular and accurate Account of the Temperature of the Air, the different Soils, Waters, Vegetables, Metals, Minerals, Stones, Beasts, Birds, and Fishes; together with the Dispositions, Customs, and Manner of Living of the Inhabitants.

      1755 - London: A. Linde, 1755. Folio, rebound in full calf gilt with original front board, marbled edges; two parts in one; pp. xxiv + 206 + viii + 292 + (xi)(index); coloured folding map, 27 engr. plates and a plan, as called for. First and only English edition of Erich Pontoppidan's description of Norway. Pontoppidan (1698-1764), the Bishop of Bergen 1747-54 and a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Copenhagen, published the Danish version in 1752-3. The first part deals with geology and plants, the second animals, birds and sea creatures, including a depiction of a huge sea serpent. The folding map, a derivation of Homann's map 'corrected by Martin Hubner, Professor of History at the University of Copenhagen', was probably engraved by Thomas Kitchin. There was no map in the Danish edition. GINSBERG: 19.

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        The Card. Vol. I [-II].

      Printed for the Maker and Sold by J. Newbery 1755 - FIRST EDITION, 2 vols., with a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece in vol. i, the word &#145;Card&#146; in fancy woodcut capitals on both title-pages, frontispiece repaired at inner corners and along fore-edge, loss of the final &#145;e&#146; in &#145;frontispiece&#146;, first 2 gatherings in vol. i semi-detached, slightly browned, pp. xvi, [ii], 264, [4]; [ii], 306, [4], 12mo, contemporary calf, sometime rebacked, tan lettering pieces, joints rubbed, spine of vol. ii defective at foot, book label of James M. Osborn, sound The Osborn copy of this series of tales partly in epistolary form, printed for private circulation according to ODNB, but quite clearly stated to be &#145;Sold by J. Newbery.&#146; The novel has its merits, &#145;but Kidgell will always be remembered for his conduct over Wilkes and An Essay on Woman&#146; (ODNB). It is notable for a very early use of the word &#145;baseball&#146; - &#145;The younger Part of the Family.retired to an interrupted Party at Base-Ball, (an infant Game, which as it advances in its Teens, improves into Fives, and in its State of Manhood, is called Tennis.&#146; (Roscoe, A282 (1); ESTC T68566)

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        A Geometrical Plan, & West Elevation of His Majesty's Dock-Yard and Garrison, at Sheerness; with the Ordnance Wharf &c.

      1755 - London, 1755. 495 x 660mm. A plan and prospect of the famous naval dockyard, finely engraved by P.C.Canot after Milton, both with a 24-point key. Around the whole is a rococo frame-like border containing vignette scenes of the works of the dockyard, drawn by John Clevely, a shipwright whose son James Clevely jnr is famous for his painting of the death of Captain Cook. Sheerness Naval Dockyard was founded by Samuel Pepys in 1663 to improve the defences on the eastern coast of England, at a time the Dutch were a threat. Indeed the Dutch admiral De Ruyter actually occupied the town of Sheerness briefly in 1667. Consequently the defences were constantly improved, including a remodel by John Rennie, opened in 1823.

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        Eisenstadt

      . Collegium Eisenstadiene. Kupferstich v. J. Franck aus M. K. Kuen "Collectio scriptorum rerum historico- monastico- ecclesiasticarum variorum religiosorum ordinum." Augsburg 1755-68, 21 x 32 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nicht in Nebehay-W., selten.-

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        Herzogenburg

      . Collegium Ducumburgene. Kupferstich v. J. Franck aus M. K. Kuen "Collectio scriptorum rerum historico- monastico- ecclesiasticarum variorum religiosorum ordinum." Augsburg 1755-68, 23 x 33 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nicht in Nebehay-W., selten.-

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        Kirchberg am Wald

      . Collegium Kirchbergense. Kupferstich v. J. Franck aus M. K. Kuen "Collectio scriptorum rerum historico- monastico- ecclesiasticarum variorum religiosorum ordinum." Augsburg 1755-68, 25 x 33 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nicht in Nebehay-W., selten.-

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        Föreläsningar uti reguliere fortification, hållne för Kongl. Maj:ts Cadet-Corps.

      Stockholm, tryckt af Peter Jöransson Nyström, 1755. 4:o. (4),118 s. + 14 utvikbara graverade planscher. Samtida pappomslag, nött rygg med pappersförlust vid ryggens huvud. Genomgående med en del fuktränder i marginaler, någon gång in i texten. På en del blad tydliga, på andra knappt märkbart. 24,5 x 20 cm.. Författaren deltog i sammansvärjningen 1756, med syfte att stärka konungamakten, och blev jämte Erik Brahe m. fl. halshuggen på Riddarholmen samma år

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        Letters from the Mountains; Being the Real Correspondence of a Lady, Between the Years 1773 and 1803

      Printed for Longman Hurst Rees and Orme. Printed for Longman Hurst Rees and Orme. First edition.. Two leaves roughly opened, just touching the text; very nice copy.. NCBEL II, 2026, which notes the expanded edition published the following year. 3 vols, 8vo, modern quarter calf period style, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. Selected correspondence by the Scottish author Anne Grant (1755-1838), primarily to her lady friends about Scottish life and books. Sabin 28297 notes there are some references to America in the letters, though they post date her life in New York (circa 1758-68).

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        England&#39;s Treasure by Forraign Trade

      Glasgow: Printed and sold by R. and A. Foulis, 1755. Glasgow: Printed and sold by R. and A. Foulis,, 1755. Or, The Balance of our Foreign Trade is the Rule of our Treasure. Octavo (158 × 98 mm). Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, red leather label. Covers a little scraped, a crisp, clean copy in a fine contemporary binding. First Foulis edition, first published in 1664, of Mun&#39;s masterpiece of mercantile literature. "For those who want to read a single example of mercantilist writing, it is difficult to better Thomas Mun&#39;s England&#39;s Treasure by Forraign Trade, completed in 1628 and published posthumously in 1664. Adam Smith at any rate regarded it as perfectly representative of a vast body of similar literature: &#39;The title of Mun&#39;s book,&#39; he said, &#39;became a fundamental maxim in the political economy, not of England only, but of all other commercial countries&#39;" (Blaug.)

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        Johann Lockens Anleitung des menschlichen Verstandes zur Erkäntniß der Wahrheit nebst desselben Abhandlung von den Wunderwerken. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Georg David Kypke

      Königsberg, bey Johann Heinrich Hartung 1755 - Ein Band in kl. 8vo; (16), 176, 16 Seiten; Halbleder der Zeit mit Lederecken, Rücken im Stile der Zeit fachmännisch erneuert mit Vergoldung und goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, Vorsätze gebräunt oder etwas stockfleckig, innen im Satzspiegel leicht gebräunt, sonst sauber und frisch, ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgabe von John Locke's Schrift "An essay concerning human understanding, London 1690". Siehe hierzu Philosophen-Lexikon II, S. 67 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language:

      London: by W. Strahan, for J. and P. Knapton; T. and T. Longman; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; and R. and J. Dodsley, 1755. London: by W. Strahan, for J. and P. Knapton; T. and T. Longman; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; and R. and J. Dodsley,, 1755. in which The Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. 2 volumes, folio (415 × 270 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, spines in compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and a burgundy morocco title label to each, sides panelled with blind tooling, red speckled edges. Each volume housed in a red cloth fodling case. Titles in red and black. Front joints cracked (less so in volume 2) but holding at the cords, surface cracking to rear joints, light rubbing to the extremities, some minor scratches and light surface wear, but otherwise an exceptionally well preserved contemporary binding; internally with vol. 1 front free endpaper loose and minor worming in upper blank margin of some rear leaves, vol. 2 with light creasing and faint staining to first two leaves, but otherwise exceedingly clean and fresh. A superbly unsophisticated copy, entirely unrestored and in very good contemporary condition. Near-contemporary armorial bookplates of "Newark Hudson" and modern morocco bookplate of book collector Michael Sharpe to both volumes. First edition, in entirely unrestored contemporary condition. Finding a Johnson's Dictionary that has not even been rebacked has become something of a Holy Grail in the last two decades; a superior copy. The creation of the dictionary was Johnson's greatest literary labour. Helped by a succession of needy amanuenses who worked in the surprisingly spacious garret of his house in Gough Square, he experienced the death of his mother and underwent agonies of procrastination before finally completing the task in his 46th year. Boswell called it a work of "superior excellence" and "much greater mental labour, than mere Lexicons, or Word Books as the Dutch call them" (Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript. Vol I: 1709?1765, ed. Marshall Waingrow, Edinburgh, 1994, p. 213). As his use of 114,000 illustrative quotations shows, Johnson clearly intended to combine lexicography with entertainment and instruction; this was the only work he called "my Book" (Letters I: 71). Since it was now owned by the booksellers who had paid him £1,575 in advance, publication by no means saved him from poverty. Yet it was always to be called "Johnson's Dictionary" ? and was as much his greatest monument as St. Paul's was Christopher Wren's. The national pride taken in the dictionary was expressed by the poet Christopher Smart when he wrote in the Universel Visitor: "I look upon [it] with equal amazement, as I do upon St. Paul's Cathedral; each the work of one man, each the work of an Englishman" (quoted by Henry Hitchings, Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, London, 2005, pp. 199?200).

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        Gründlicher Bericht von Bandagen. Darinnen enthalten: Eine ausführliche Beschreibung, wie sowohl ein Medicus als auch Chirurgus bey allen äußerlichen Schäden und chirurgischen Operationen einen geschickten und zierlichen Verband nach der neuesten Facon und Erfindung bequem und leichte appliciren könne (...). 4. verbesserte und um vieles vermehrte Auflage.

      Leipzig, Wolfgang Heinrich Schönermarck, 1755.. 7 Bll., 253(1) S., 17 Bll.. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 20 Kupfertafeln. 8°. Lederband d. Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung.. Etwas berieben, bestoßen und beschabt; oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle; Ecken und Kanten mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen; Rückenschild fehlt; Vorsatz etwas fleckig; etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt; vereinzelt schwach finger- und wasserfleckig; Frontispiz, Titel und 4 Kupfer etwas angerändert; Titel etwas geknittert; 1 Kupfer im Bundsteg etwas mit dem vorherigen Blatt verklebt (gelöst) - minimaler Bildrandverlust; ca. 35 S. mit kleinem Wurmgang im weissen Rand; die Kupfer meist mit mehreren Abbildungen; sie zeigen Verbandsmaterial und Verbände am Menschen; die EA erschien 1720. Das wohl bekannteste Werk des bedeutenden Anatomen und Chirurgen (1690-1754). Vgl. Hirsch I, 323/ Haeser: Gesch. d. Medizin III, 580.

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        Sonnenklarer Kom(m)entar des sonnenklaresten Buchstaben der neuen Geseze, (über Verbrechen und deren Bestrafung). Von Herrn Schlendrian Obersten Richter zu Tropos. Auf Kosten des Verfassers. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Wien, Hochenleitter 1788. 8°. 8 Bll., 132 S.; 141 S., Pbd. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Holzmann-B. VI, 3447 - Giebisch-G. 169 - Hayn-G. VII, 180.- Erste Ausgabe, beide Teile sehr selten (über KVK nur 1 vollständiges Ex. in der ÖNB nachweisbar).- "Das Buch richtet sich gegen einige sinnlose Gesetze, indem es drastische Beispiele (Ehebruch etc.) ,aus Tropos' anführt u. kommentirt." (Hayn-G.).- Der Journalist und Dramatiker Franz Xaver Huber (1755-1814) "Aufklärungsschriftsteller radikalster Tendenz, Anhänger der französischen Revolution und Napoleons" war mit Beethoven befreundet.- Etw. braunfleckig.

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        Cours du Nil,...

      . 32 engravings after Marcus Tuscher. Copenhagen 1755. 40 x 24 and 24 c 40 cm. Plates 27, 1-2, 28, 60, 64, 68, 71, 76, 79, 80, 83, 87, 88, 89, 90, 92, 94-98, 114, 116, 117, 126, 133, 134, 145, 149, 153, 156 & 158. * In all 32 maps of the Nile. From Norden's "Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie".

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        The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada, Which Are Dependent on the Province of New-York in America, and Are the Barrier between the English and French in that Part of the World. With Particular Accounts of their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, and Forms of Government; their several Battles and Treaties with the European Nations; their Wars with the other Indians; and a true Account of the present State of our Trade with them. In which are shewn, the great Advantage of their Trade and Alliance to the British Nation, and the Intrigues and Attempts of the French to engage them from us; a Subject nearly concerning all our American Plantations, and highly meriting the Attention of the British Nation at this Juncture. To which are added, Accounts of the several other Nations of Indians in North America, their Numbers, Strength, &c., and the Treaties which have been lately made with them., in Two Volumes

      London: Lord Bacon&#39;s Head for: Lockyer Davis / J. Wren / J. Ward, 1755. Third Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Third edition. Includes fold-out map showing locations of Native American tribes in New York and Canada. Edges rubbed, joints a bit tender, owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume, Goodspeed catalog tag and number in pencil on front endpapers of vol. 1. 1755 Full-Leather. xii, [xiii-xvii], 260; [iv], 251, [9] pp. Full leather, red leather spine labels, gilt titles & rules. Following the text is a nine-page catalog of works published by Lord Bacon&#39;s Head for the three firms associated with this book&#39;s publication - the catalog gives specific bibliographic details for each work, including format and original price. "The first general history of the Iroquois Indians. It was written to thwart the efforts of the French to monopolize the Fur Trade." (Goodspeed). Sabin 14275. Howes C-560: "First history of the Iroquois Confederation and first historical work printed in New York. "Colonial scholar and political leader, Cadwallader Colden was among the most learned American men of his time, and his history of the Iroquois tribes makes fascinating reading. The author discusses the religion, manners, customs, laws and forms of government of the confederacy of tribes composed of the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas, and gives accounts of battles, treaties, and trade with these Indians up in 1689."

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