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        Essai sur la fortification. A La Haye, de l'imprimerie de Daniel Monnier, MDCCLV. Am Ende: A La Haye, de l'imprimerie de Daniel Monnier, MDCCLV

      Den Haag, Gosse 1755. 22 cm. Kupfertitel, 4, (4), 186 Seiten und 8 ausfaltbare Kupfertafeln und 20 gestochenen Vignetten auf Textseiten von J. V. Schley. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Barbier II, 240 c - Jordan 1706 - Die Kupfer zeigen Grundrisse und Pläne, die Vignetten mit Geschützen und Ansichten verschiedener Befestigungsarten. Etwas berieben, stellenweise Feuchtigkeitsränder. - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Die grünen Armpolypen. Die geschwänzten und ungeschwänzten zackigen Wasserflöhe und eine besondere Art kleiner Wasseraale.

      Regensburg, Emanuel Adam Weiß, 1755. - Large 4to. (6), 94 pp. With 3 folding coloured engr. plates. Unsophisticated, clean contemp. boards. All edges red. First edition. - One of several works by the Regensburg naturalist about lower animals. The meticulously coloured plates show water fleas, polyps, and eels. A fine copy. Nissen (BBI) 3622. Cobres 371, 20. Cf. Reich 54. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

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

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      - A Londres, 1755. 3 volumes in-12, plein veau raciné du temps, dos lisses ornés de faux nerfs dorés formant des caissons ornés de petits fers aux angles et de fleurons centraux, tranches marbrées, (1f+ft+t+321+1f),(1f+ft+t+298),(1f+ft+t+284pp+1f). Cachets de bibliothèque, sinon ensemble plaisant, propre et bien relié.EDITION ORIGINALE; celle décrite par Brunet (23899) est en 4 volumes (également imprimée à Londres), de même que Rahir (p. 645). Les mémoires en eux-mêmes sont complets, notre édition se terminant par ces mots: "madame de Staal, femme du capitaine aux gardes Suisses, maréchal de camp, est morte cette nuit". Un 4° volume publié la même année comporte 2 pièces supplémentaires. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Reduite des Detroits de Malaca, Sincapour, et du Gouverneur

      Department de la Marine, Paris 1755 - The areas that are depicted by the map are the southern tip of Malaysia, the Straits of Malacca, the northern coast of Sumatra and finally Singapore. There is also and inset showing the different elevations of the islands that are present. The large cartouche that is located in the lower left also includes a dedication in addition to the title., Size : 570x885 (mm), 22.375x34.875 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline Very Good, minor restoration along the central fold.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        A View of the Palace of Chantilli, taken from the Principal Entrance / Vue du Chateau de Chantilli, prise du cote de la Principale Entree

      Sold by J. Boydell, Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street in Cheapside, London 1755 - A magnificent view of a stunning chateau in Chantilly, France by the celebrated landscape engraver Jacques Rigaud. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English and European artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record their country's natural beauties. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, artists and printmakers began to publish topographical prints of important sights and architectural attractions. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of national treasures. These topographical prints were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. By joining this printing trend Jacques Rigaud made a name for himself in both France and England, and became one of the most successful French landscape engravers. He dedicated his artistic life to producing delicate engraving of national beauties across France. He executed a large series of works depicting France's stately homes and he 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 onset of the nineteenth century. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes III, p. 337, no. 81-86 (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 beautiful gold-leaf frame with a cream washline mount. Image size: 8 1/2 x 17 inches.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Razon de lo acaecido en la Ciudad de San Francisco de Quito el dia 29. de Abril de 1755. Hasta el dos de Mayo inclusive. El día 26 a las 8. de la mañana se sintió un fuerte temblor, que durò el espacio de tres minutos.

      - Extremely scarce imprint, describing the earthquake of Quito in 1755. N.d. [c1755]. Seville. Joseph Padrino. In 8vo (198 mm x 144 mm). 2 ff. Later wrappers. Fresh and clean copy, wide margins, excellent copy. Extremely scarce imprint. It accounts of the damage caused by the 1755 earthquake that affected Quito; the city was desolated and destroyed, leaving in total chaos, ravage and disorder ruled the city, too such an extent that the authorities had to declare the penalty of death to those who committed theft ¿que a el que se le justificare hurto mayor de veinte pesos, se le aplicarà la pena de muerte, a cuyo fin se han levantado horcas en los lugares públicos¿. Palau, 248788. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        El Nuevo Atlas Universal Abreviado ó Nuevo Compendio De Lo Más Curioso De La Geographia Universal Tomo Sexto :Tratado Abreviado De La Marineria

      Jaime Certa, Leon De Francia 1755 - El nuevo atlas universal abreviado, nuevo compendio de lo más curioso de la Geographia universal, politica histó rica, según el estado presente del mundo, ilustrado con 77 mapas figuras enriquecido con un breve tratado de geo graphia antigua, muy útil para los curiosos déla historia antigua, por D. Francisco Giustiniani, P. R. Nueva edi ción, con unas augmentaciones conciderables, también im portantes que necesarias. En León de Francia, por Jaime Certa, año de 17S5- Con aprobación privilegio real. Seis tomos en 8." con las portadas en rojo negro. El tomo vi, que es el que principalmente interesa nuestro ob jeto, comprende un Tratado abreviado de la marinería; Compendio de la navegación Theoria de la manoeuvra de los bajeles. El tratado abreviado de la marinería define los diferentes bajeles de la época, la composición de sus equipajes, nomen clatura de las partes del vaso, arboladura velamen, distin ción de banderas nacionales, raciones, organización interior, etcétera. El compendio de navegación trata de los instrumentos,' cartas, vientos, corrientes, diarios, enfermedades de la gente de mar, etiquetas, etc., con un diccionario de los términos más usados en los buques. En la teoría de la manoeuvra explica el más ventajoso ma nejo de las velas el timón.Un mapa plegado de un Bagel , con todas sus características, otro con la Rosa de los Vientos,más 5 figuras en el texto, 11 tablas,23 desplegables,242 pgs, letras capitulares , colofones, cubierta a dos tintas.Encuadernación en plena piel de época , tejuelos, hierros, cortes tintados.Algunas páginas ligeramente amarronadas. 20x14 Cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Polymetis: or, An Enquiry concerning the Agreement Between the Works of the Roman Poets, and Remains of the Antient Artists. Being An Attempt to illustrate them mutually from one another.

      London: R. and J. Dodsley 1755 - Second edition, folio, vi, 361, (1) pp. Portrait frontispiece, offset onto the title, and 41 plates, 4 double page, some light foxing, light staining to a couple of plates, only just affecting the image on one, some edgewear to title with a few small repairs. Contemporary calf, some wear, handsomely rebacked with restoration to the corners, spine with gilt tooling retaining the original black label. An "an agreeable book, owing to the urbanity of its old-fashioned scholarship" (DNB), the excellent plates show a range of classical sculptures and figures.

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        Carte Des Possessions Angloises & Francoises Du Continent De L'Amerique Spetentionale.

      R. and J. Ottens, Amsterdam 1755 - First issue of the Ottens map of the French and English possessions, published on the eve of the French and Indian War. In 1755, Ottens issued a Dutch version of Jean Palairet's important map. The map showed the French and English territorial claims on the eve of the French and Indian War, with the colouring reflecting those claims. The English possessions are shown in yellow, with much of the region between the Appalachians and the Mississippi shown in pink reflecting territory occupied by English settlers or "peuples allies de l'Angleterre." The French claims are coloured in green, encompassing much of Canada and all of a vast Louisiana. French forts are circled in red and a red boundary line extends through Acadia to Lake Ontario. A second issue of the map was published following the Treaty of Paris which ended the war. In that issue, the date has been removed from the title and the colouring keys removed from either side of the scale of miles and the hand colouring on the map reflects the new boundaries following the war. A rare and colourful map of North America published on the eve of the war. Sellers & Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 58; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 755.9; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 575. Engraved map, full period hand-colouring.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Partie orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

      Hommann Heirs, Nurenberg 1755 - Published in "Atlas Compendarius Quinquaginta Tabularum Geographicarum Homanniaarum" c.1755, and in Homman's "Atlas Geographicus Maior" in 1759"Numerous changes have been made to the plate, notably the left hand corner, west and south of Lake Champlain has been completely re-engraved, with changes to the Saint Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Cape Cod, and with the addition of 'Nouvelle York'. The two fishing banks at the right-hand edge of the map have been fully stippled and "Halifax" has been added. Notably 'la Pointe Riche' is added towards the top of the west coast of Newfoundland, somewhat surprisingly for a French map"-Kershaw, Size : 460x560 (mm), 18.125x22 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring, 0

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      DETERVILLE / DESTRAY 1755 - R300001451: 992 pages. Dos à 5 nerfs. Numéro tome et caissons dorés. Septième édition augmentée considérablement, et mise en meilleur ordre. avec la vertu des simple, l'apothicairerie. les decisions du droit francais sur les matières rurales. et enrichies de figures en taille - douce. Martin Saint Jean. In-4 Relié plein cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 630-Agriculture et techniques connexes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rime. dedicate alla Sacra Reale Maestà di Carlo Emanuele Re di Sardegna.

      presso Gian-Maria Rizzardi,, In Brescia, 1755 - Cm. 27, pp. (6) viii, ccxxxiv. Con antiporta figurata, due ritratti fuori testo, alcune grandi testate, finalini e moltissimi capolettera figurati. Leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica. Un lievissimo alone chiaro alle prime carte, peraltro bell'esemplare, fresco e marginoso. Raffinata edizione arricchita dagli eleganti intagli che adornano l'intera opera, una delle più belle produzioni della tipografia bresciana del '700. Cfr. Gamba 2223, Lapiccirella 160 e (curiosamente) Morazzoni (p. 174). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Drammaturgia. accresciuta e continuata fino all' anno MDCCLV

      Pasquali, Venezia 1755 - 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. 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. [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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      PIERRE GOSSE 1755 - R160112358: 336 + 372 pages. Epidermures sur les couvertures. Coins et bords frottés. Revue, corrigée et augmentée sur les origninaux de l'auteur, avec une vie de M. de Maillet. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 100-PHILOSOPHIE ET DISCIPLINES CONNEXES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Telliamed Ou Entretiens D'Un Philosophe Indien, Avec Un Missionnaire Francois Sur la diminution de la Mer: 2 Vols. in 1; (In French);

      Paris, Chez Duchesne 1755 - Hardback, recent half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine, pp. viii, 24, j-lxviii, 240, viii, 310, sm. 8vo. (6.5" x 3.75"), some browning of a few pages, old (non-active) worm holes affecting upper margins in first half of vol. 1, otherwise a fine copy.

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        Title Letters on the English Nation. By B. Angeloni . Translated from the original Italian [or rather written] by the author of the Marriage Act, a novel [i.e. J. Shebbeare] - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London ; 1755 - Very good copies both in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original labels laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le spectateur ou Le Socrate Moderne, où l'on voit un portrait naïf des moeurs de ce siècle. Traduit de l'anglois. Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée d'un nouveau volume.

      Paris, Merigot, 1754-1755. - 9 vols. Smal 8vo (17x10 cm). Contemporary marbled calf, gilt ornamental borders on covers and dentelle inside, spines richly gilt, with morocco title-vignettes, edges gilt. - (leather sl. rubbed, sl. worn) Although still very good set. See picture. Vol. 1: (iv), 536 pp.; vol. 2: (iv),472 pp.; vol. 3: (iv),454 pp.; vol. 4: (iv),456 pp.; vol. 5: (iv),468 pp.; vol. 6: (iv), 466 pp.; vol. 7: (iv),478 pp.; vol. 8: (xii),484 pp.; vol. 9: Supplément: (ii: blank), (vi), 422 pp. - Covers almost all aspects of early 18th century social life. 3000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The tryal of William Turton, Esq; for the murder of John Holloway, at the Assizes held at Oxford, on Thursday, the seventeenth day of July, 1755. Before the Honble. Sir Michael Foster, one of the justices of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench. Being an exact and impartial account of the evidence given on either side. Taken down by a gentleman, as deposed in court.

      London: printed for E. Withers 1755 - [2],14 pp. + a final leaf of bookseller's advertisements. 4to, disbound. Without the half title otherwise a fine copy. First edition. A rare trial. L, O, Oe; MH, MH-L, TxU-M in ESTC on-line. Two post-chaises were followed on the road out of Oxford by an angry mob, in the region of a hundred strong. They shouted abuse and pelted the coaches with dirt, stones and bricks. The windows of one of the coaches was broken, a horse was hit, and by the time the coaches reached Magdalen Bridge cries were heard to throw the passengers into the river. At this point Turton, who was in the second coach, fired out of the window and shot dead one of the mob, an apprentice, John Holloway. The judge directed that if the jury accepted that the coaches had been attacked and pelted they should find a verdict of manslaughter but if they believed, as various witnesses testified, that those in the coaches feared for their lives, then they should acquit Turton of all charges. He was duly acquitted on the grounds of self-defence. Stow, Penyston, and Blackston appeared for the prosecution, Haywood, Paynton, Morton, Aston and Nares for the defence. The cause of the mob violence is not made clear. Mention is made of an intention by the mob to hang the High Sheriff in Effigy: another hint suggests that the High Sheriff may have been in one of the coaches. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        First Part of Asia, being Turky, Arabia, Persia, most of India and Tartary (4 sheets)

      map from The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. Published by John Knapton in London .1755 - 76 x 71 cm joined, Hand-coloured copper engraving Reference:Quirino p. 93 Sabin 77278

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        Mappa Geographica Utriusque Terrae Hemisphaerii ad emendatiora exempla adhuc edita jusfu Acad Regiae Scient et Eleg Litt Borus-Sicae desoripta

      Prussian Academy of Sciences, Germany 1755 - Size : 340x375 (mm), 13.375x14.75 (Inches), Hand Colored

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      London Printed, Boston, New-England, Re- printed and Sold by: D. Fowle and by Z. Fowle, 1755.. [2],64pp. and advertisement leaf. Small octavo. Antique-style three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, gilt leather label. A bit of light foxing. Contemporary ownership signature on titlepage. Very good. First published in London the same year, this is the very scarce first American edition. A second Boston edition (identified as such on the titlepage) was also issued in 1755, due to the great demand for the work. Huske reviews the history of North American settlement from an English point of view, then describes French aggressions in Nova Scotia, in Maine, penetration into upper New York and the Ohio country and throughout the South. Huske urges immediate war to remedy the situation. "This book was, at the time of its appearance, both inflammatory and influential. It set forth British aims in North America, making a clear, vigorous, and concise attack on the French pretension..." - Lande. Often attributed to John Huske, the North American Imprints Project, DNB, and British Museum CATALOGUE list the author as Ellis Huske (John Huske's younger brother). Ellis Huske was postmaster in Boston in 1734, preceded Benjamin Franklin as deputy postmaster general of the colonies, and was the publisher of the BOSTON WEEKLY POSTBOY for some twenty years. He died in 1755. HOWES H840, "aa." SABIN 34027. LANDE 463. EVANS 7434. NAIP w028956. WROTH, AMERICAN BOOKSHELF, p.142. DNB X, pp.322-323. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA III, p.330.

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        Essai sur l`histoire naturelle des corallines, et d'autres productions marines du meme genre, qu on trouve communement sur les cotes de la Grande-Bretagne et d?Iralnde; Auquel. une description d?une polype de mer. Den Haag, P. de Hondt 1756. 4°. XVI, 125 S., 1 Bl., mit gest. Frontispiz u. 39 (5 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      - Nissen ZBI 1281 u. BBI 590.- Erste franz. Ausgabe des erstmals 1755 erschienenen Werkes. Mit genauen Beobachtungen über die vielen versch. Korallinen u. Schwämme, der Beschreibung eines großen v. Walfängern im Eismeer geborgenen Meerespolypen.- "Ellis established his reputation as one of the most acute observer of his time by the publication of an essay towards the natural history of Corallines . He established by it the animal nature of this group of organisms" (DNB VI, 703).- Eine Tafel mit einer Darstellung des Mikroskopes v. Mr. Cuff.- Frontispiz mit leichter Quetschfalte, tls. leicht braunfleckig od. etw. waserrandig, Lagen tls. leicht verschoben, Ebd. berieben u. bestoßen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Flora Svecica,

      - exhibens plantas per Regnum Sveciae crescentes, systematice cum differentiis specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, usu oeconomorum, officinalibus pharmacopaeorum. Editio Secunda Aucta et Emendata. Laurentius Salvius, Stockholm 1755. 8:o. (4),XXXII,464,(30) s. + en utvikbar graverad plansch. Nött något senare halvskinnband, ny rygg med den gamla bevarad. Inlagan nära skuren och brunfläckad. Interfolierad med anteckningar, delvis rikliga. Även anteckningar i texten. Namnteckning K. Fr. Thedenius på försättsbladet. Namnteckningar på främre pärms spegel D. M. Eurén och Ivan Örtendahl. 18,5 x 13 cm.[#\32542]

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        Alvara - Brazilian indians - Law of liberty - A fine sammelband of Portuguese Royal Decrees regarding the freedom of the natives from Brazil, Jesuits, and one forbidding the printing of satires

      1755 - Freedom for the Indians of Brazil A fine sammelband of Portuguese Royal Decrees regarding the freedom of the natives from Brazil, Jesuits, and one forbidding the printing of satires. [Joseph, King of Portugal]. Dom Joseph por graca de Deos que desde o descubrimento do Grão Pará, e Maranhão, até agora não só se não tem multiplicado, e civilizado os Indios daquelle Estado. Ley porque V. Magestade há porbem restituir aos Indios do Grão Pará, e Maranhão a liberdade das suas pessoas, bens e commercio na forma nella se declara. 1755. Lisbon. Miguel Rodrigues. In folio. 12 pp. This document is the historical law of emancipation of Indians in Brazil. (6 of June of 1755). This law, known as Law of Liberty, "frees Indians from Church Administration and settler enslavement.". On June 6, 1755, King José I promulgated a second law, the so called Law of Liberty, which “restored to the Indians [of the Amazon basin] the liberty of their persons, possessions, and commerce.” The law swept aside, at least on paper, the abusive practices, including forced labour and enslavement, to which these Indians, specifically those living in Jesuit-controlled aldeias, had for two centuries been subjected. Granted political autonomy and ownership of their village, they could, theoretically, choose to work for whomever they wished at fair wages. [bound with] [Joseph, King of Portugal]. Eu Eu Elrey faço saber aos que este alvará com força de lei virem, que, havendo restituído aos Indios do Grão Pará, e Maranhão a liberdade das suas pessoas, bens, e comercio. Ley porque V. Magestade há por bem renovar a inteira, e inviolável observância da ley de Doze de Setembro de mil seiscentos e cincoenta e tres, em quanto nella se estabeleceo, que os Indios do Grão Pará e Maranhão sejam governados no temporal pelos governadores, Ministros. 1755. Lisbon. Miguel Rodrigues. In folio. 4 pp. On June 7, 1755, King José I promulgated a law which forbidden religious orders (Jesuits) to have jurisdiction on the temporal matters of the Indians of Grão Pará and Maranhão; the jurisdiction would thenceforth pass to governmental officers. [bound with] [Joseph, King of Portugal]. Dom Joseph por graca de Deos devem ser castigados os que fazem, ou publicao Satiras, ou Libellos Famosos. (1753). Lisbon. In folio. 3 pp. A rare decree forbidding the publication of satirical pamphlets in Portugal. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      LONDON: PRINTED FOR D. BROWNE, WITHOUT TEMPLE-BAR; A MILLAR, IN THE STRAND; J. WHISTON AND B. WHITE, IN FLEET-FTREET; W. BOWYER, AND W. STRAHAN, 1755. Book. Good. Hardcover. TITLE: THE GENUINE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS 1755 w/4 VOLS. AUTHOR: WILLIAM WHISTON, M. A (editor). PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: PRINTED FOR D. BROWNE, WITHOUT TEMPLE-BAR; A MILLAR, IN THE STRAND; J. WHISTON AND B. WHITE, IN FLEET-FTREET; W. BOWYER, AND W. STRAHAN; AND FOLD BY S. BLADON, IN PATER-NOFTER-ROW. LONDON 1755 (MDCCLV). EDITION: Reprint Edition but assumed CATEGORY: Religion, Super Rare, History, Ethnic BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jacket COLOR: Brown CONDITION: The books are without dust jackets as issued. The books are a little rough on the spines; the red label in the compartments of the spine are missing, yet imprints of titles are still visible; all the boards have some signs of cracking at the hinges (there may have been glue repairs to some of the hinges); Volume II appears to have a vertical spine crack which may have been repaired with a glue bead. There is a nicely written name in old style ink on the first front free endpaper. Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean and book is tight and sturdy. Volume IV has some book worms holes along the edges (not near the text) half way through the book. THERE ARE MAPS PRESENT IN THE BOOKS!! SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 670, 655, 496, 541 plus about 75+ index pages. Overall these books are still in good condition for their age. Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: A NEW EDITION CORRECTED. IN FOUR VOLUMES. THE GENUINE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, THE JEWISH HISTORIAN. TRANFLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL GREEK, ACCORDING TO HAVERCAMP'S ACCURATE EDITION. WITH NOTES OF THE LEARNED RELAND, CELLARIUS, DEAN ALDRICH, AND DR. BERNARD; NONE OF WHICH ARE IN ANY OTHER TRANFLATION. ILLUFTRATED WITH NEW PLANS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE TABERNACLE OF MOSES, THE TEMPLES OF SOLOMON, HEROD, AND EZEKIEL; AND WITH CORRECT MAPS OF JUDEA AND JERUSALEM. TOGETHER WITH LARGE NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS, CONTENTS, PARRELL TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE, AND COMPLEAT INDEXES: ALFO THE TRUE CHRONOLOGY OF THE FEVERAL HIFTORIES, ADJUFTED IN THE MARGIN. AND AN EXACT ACCOUNT OF THE JEWIFH COINS, WEIGHTS, AND MEASURES. LONDON 1755 (MDCCLV). COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcomed to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc 900 E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 006700 .

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        The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus, The Jewish Historian, translated from the Original Greek, according to Havercamp's accurate Edition. With notes of the learned Reland, Cellarius, Dean Aldrich, and Dr. Bernard; . By William Whiston, M.A

      London: D. Browne, 1755 - New Edition. 4 vols., 8vo. Folding map, 4 foldinfg plates at end of Volume IV. Bound in full contemporary polished brown calf. Pretty set. ESTC T106436

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      J. Haberkorn., London. 1755 - .THIS IS A 2 VOLUME SET. Vol. I: [vi, xviii, 562pp]. Vol. II: [vi, 714pp]. Rebacked using original leather boards, brown buckram spines have gilt lettering, new endpapers. Inscribed in both volumes "Boston Marine Insurance Company" which was one of the very first American Insurance companies. "ILLUSTRATED BY REAL AND EXTRAORDINARY CASES, STATED AT LARGE, WITH OBSERVATIONS THEREON, TENDING TO SETTLE DIVERS DOUBTFUL POINTS IN MAKING UP ACCOUNTS OF LOSSES AND AVERAGES. TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED, SOME BRIEF HINTS TO MERCHANTS AND INSURERS CONCERNING THE RISKS TO WHICH NAVIGATION IS EXPOSED IN TIME OF WAR; THE KING OF PRUSSIA'S EXPOSITION IN RELATION TO THE CAPTURE AND DETENTION OF THE SHIPS OF HIS SUBJECTS BY THE ENGLISH DURING THE LATE WAR; THE ANSWER FROM ENGLAND TO IT; SOME REMARKABLE PIECES CONCERNING THE STOPPING OF SHIPS IN FORMER WARS; AND A FAMOUS INSURANCE CAUSE PLEADED BEFORE THE HOUSE OF LORDS, AND SOME MERCANTILE OBSERVATIONS THEREON.". Clean text. Boards show some wear. Set weighs approx. 8 lbs, additional shipping and handling will apply. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        Le Mouton Favori

      Paris: chez l'Auteur, rue S. Jacques, au dessus des Jacobins, 1755. A charming Rococo print by the Parisian engraver Robert Gaillard, after the celebrated genre painter Charles Eisen. Charles Eisen (1720-1778) was renowned for his charming genre paintings, which were immensely popular with an art market eager for romantic images. Eisen's charm and grace, as well as his considerable talent, brought him to the attention of the King's mistress, Madame du Pompadour. Through her influence Eisen soon became a popular Court painter and a professor at the Acadèmie de Saint-Luc. Eisen was granted the honor of instructing Madame Pompadour in drawing, a privilege, which insured court favours as well as aristocratic patronage. Like Boucher, Eisen rejuvenated the 'pastoral tradition' in French art. His idealic images are wonderful examples of the decorative paintings and prints that would have adorned the walls of aristocratic homes across France. Here, Eisen depicts a young couple seated in a woodland setting, clearly enthralled with one another The man, who is obviously a shepherd, places a rose into his lover's hair while she threads a ribbon around the neck of the favored lamb. A goat wither her kids resting on her on one side, a devoted dog on the other, add to the general atmosphere of affection. All of nature seems to yearn for the happiness and union of the young couple, and so, like many Rococo pastoral scenes, it is symbolic rather than literal, an emblem of the transformative power of love. The common view that scenes like these are saccharine and sentimental completely misses the point. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes , p. 261, No. 47. Engraving. Printed on laid paper with watermark. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed on the bottom margin below the publication line. Small tear on right margin. Trimmed just outside platemark on top edge. Image size: 17 3/16 x 14 1/16 inches.

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      - 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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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