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        Traité des animaux ou après avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend d'expliquer leurs principales facultés. On a joint à cet ouvrage un extrait raisonné du traité des sensations…

      Amsterdam, et se vend à Paris, chez De Bure l'aîné…[et] Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1755 First edition of one of the key works of Condillac (1714-80), French follower of Locke and Newton. The present work is a sequel to Condillac's most important work, Traité des sensations (1754) and a significant contribution to the literature surrounding the eighteenth-century controversy as to whether animals have souls. . Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with light brown morocco label, edges stained red. Twelvemo. Binding extremities rubbed, small splits at joints, but cords sound. A good, clean copy. Refuting the mechanistic views of animals expounded by Buffon and Descartes, "Condillac distinguished between the sensitivity of animals and the intellect of men largely on grounds of the superiority of the information conveyed by the human sense of touch. It is not this part of his doctrine that seems the most impressive historically, however. It is rather that his theory of language as the syntax of experience united philosophical empiricism with the account of behavior (later called utilitarian) that explained it by the preference for pleasure over pain" (Charles C. Gillispie in D.S.B.).

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Traité des animaux ou après avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend d'expliquer leurs principales facultés. On a joint à cet ouvrage un extrait raisonné du traité des sensations?

      Amsterdam, et se vend à Paris, chez De Bure l'aîné...[et] Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1755 First edition of one of the key works of Condillac (1714-80), French follower of Locke and Newton. The present work is a sequel to Condillac's most important work, Traité des sensations (1754) and a significant contribution to the literature surrounding the eighteenth-century controversy as to whether animals have souls. . Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with light brown morocco label, edges stained red. Twelvemo. Binding extremities rubbed, small splits at joints, but cords sound. A good, clean copy. Refuting the mechanistic views of animals expounded by Buffon and Descartes, "Condillac distinguished between the sensitivity of animals and the intellect of men largely on grounds of the superiority of the information conveyed by the human sense of touch. It is not this part of his doctrine that seems the most impressive historically, however. It is rather that his theory of language as the syntax of experience united philosophical empiricism with the account of behavior (later called utilitarian) that explained it by the preference for pleasure over pain" (Charles C. Gillispie in D.S.B.).

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        TraitŽ des animaux ou aprs avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend dÕexpliquer leurs principales facultŽs. On a joint ˆ cet ouvrage un extrait raisonnŽ du traitŽ des sensationsÉ

      Amsterdam, et se vend ˆ Paris, chez De Bure lÕa"nŽÉ[et] Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1755. - Refuting the mechanistic views of animals expounded by Buffon and Descartes, ÒCondillac distinguished between the sensitivity of animals and the intellect of men largely on grounds of the superiority of the information conveyed by the human sense of touch. It is not this part of his doctrine that seems the most impressive historically, however. It is rather that his theory of language as the syntax of experience united philosophical empiricism with the account of behavior (later called utilitarian) that explained it by the preference for pleasure over painÓ (Charles C. Gillispie in D.S.B.). Twelvemo. vii, [1], 232 pp. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with light brown morocco label, edges stained red. Binding extremities rubbed, small splits at joints, but cords sound. A good, clean copy. First edition of one of the key works of Condillac (1714-80), French follower of Locke and Newton. The present work is a sequel to CondillacÕs most important work, TraitŽ des sensations (1754) and a significant contribution to the literature surrounding the eighteenth-century controversy as to whether animals have souls. Cioranescu 20315. QuŽrard II, 267. Tchemerzine III, 474. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité des animaux, où après avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend d'expliquer leurs principales facultés(.) on joint à cet ouvrage un Extrait raisonné du Traité des Sensations

      Amsterdam, Paris, De Bure, Jombert, 1755 - In-12, VII-232pp. Demi-veau vert, dos lisse orné, reliure de l'époque. Edition originale. Condillac y participe à la controverse opposant les philosophes des Lumières sur la question de l'âme des animaux. L'auteur s'oppose à Buffon et Descartes qui ne voient dans les réactions des animaux que de simples mécanismes. il ajoute que l'homme leur est supérieur grâce au langage qui lui permet d'accéder à la pensée abstraite. Cionarescu, 20315. Bel exemplaire [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Rita De Maere]
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        Le pitture di Bologna che nella pretesa, e rimostrata fin'ora da altri maggiore antichità, e impareggiabile eccellenza nella Pittura, con manifesta evidenza difatto rendono il Passeggiere disingannato, ed Istrutto dell'Ascoso Accademico Gelato. Quarta edizione con nuova e copiosa aggiunte.

      Longhi,, In Bologna, 1755 - Cm. 15,5, pp. (36) 396. Fregio al frontespizio e capolettera istoriati. Leg. coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con titolo ms. al dorso. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Classico della storiografia artistica bolognese la cui stampa originale risale al 1686. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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' Italiana favella. Opera postuma Data in luce dal Proposto Gian Francesco soli Muratoi suo Nipote

      Barbiellini, Roma 1755 - 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.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books ( ABAA / ILAB )]
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        C. Julii Cæsaris, Quæ Extant / Interpretatione Et Notis Illustravit Johannes Godvinus, in Usum Delphini

      Londini; W. Inny And S. Richardson 1755 - Physical desc. : pp. 490. 8º. Folding maps. Index and vocabularium. Works; Latin. Finely bound in modern [period sympathetic] aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request. 2 Kg. 490 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geographical, Historical, Political, Philosophical and Mechanical Essays. The First, Containing an Analysis of a General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America; And of the Country of the Confederate Indians.

      Philadelphia: Benjamin Franklin and D. Hall. 1755 - 4to. [1]-iv, 1-32 pages. Size of the binding: 7 in. x 9 3/8 in. Size of pages: 6 7/8 in. x 9 1/16 in. Three folding maps: (a) A Map of the Province of Pensilvania, drawn from the best authorities by T. Kitchin, Gr.; printed for R. Baldwin in Pater Noster Row, 1756; size when opened: 10 ½ in. x 8 1/8; faces page 1; (b) A Map of the Eastern Part of the Province of New York with part of New Jersey &c, drawn from the best authorities by T. Kitchin, Geogr., printed for R. Baldwin in Pater Noster Row, 1756, engraved for The Lond. Mag., size when opened: 10 ½ in. x 8 1/8 in., at page 6; (c) a Map of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland with part of New Jersey &c, printed for R. Baldwin in Pater Noster Row, 1755, size when opened: 11 1/8 in. x 9 ¼ in.; at page 22. The lower margin of this map has a small split. First edition, first issue of the text with only the names of B. Franklin and D. Hall on the title page. (Miller "Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia Printing," 605, at p. 330.) This copy does not have the large Lewis Evans map: "The (Evans) map need not be considered an integral part of the Essay since copies of the map and the Essay were sold separately." (Miller). This copy has bound-in the three maps as described above, two by Thomas Kitchin, a rival map publisher who pirated the large Evans map and republished it in 1756 in London. The two Kitchin maps in this copy were most likely based on the Evans map. Brown polished calf spine and sides with grey paper over boards. Imprinted on the front panel is "Printed by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Philadelphia, 1755." A mounted printed paper label with the same statement appears on the front free endpaper. At the upper right hand margin of the title page there is a skilful paper repair; a few lower page margins show trimming, On p. 17 the catchword is partially trimmed away. The binding shows light wear. Rosenbach states that this is one of the most desirable books published by Benjamin Franklin. The first edition, first state of the text is very rare. Since 1978 only three copies have been sold at auction. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Dizionario storico, portatile, che contiene la storia de' patriarchi, de' principi ebrei, degli imperadori . e generalmente di tutte le persone illustri, o famose di tutti i secoli, e di tutte le nazioni del mondo . Composto in francese .

      Antonio Agnelli, Milano 1755 - 3 Volumi professionalmente restaurati in mezza pergamena d'epoca, elegante tassello verde al dorso, doratura del titolo racchiusa in elegante cornice floreale. In 8°(14 x 21); pagine 499; 536; 523 Testo su due colonne con ottima marginatura. Carte interne sane, bellissime barbe. Esemplare Ottimo.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      printed by W. Strahan for J and P Knapton et al, London 1755 - FIRST EDITION of Johnson's landmark Dictionary; A BEAUTIFUL COPY in elegant contemporary tree calf. A monumental work by anyone's standards, Johnson's Dictionary took over eight years to complete. "With no real library at hand, Johnson wrote the definitions of over 40,000 words. illustrating the senses in which these words could be used by including about 114,000 quotations drawn from English writing in every field of learning during the two centuries from the middle of the Elizabethan period down to his own time" (W. Jackson Bate). "Johnson introduced into English lexicography principles which had already been accepted in Europe but were quite novel in mid-eighteenth-century England. He codified the spelling of English words; he gave full and lucid definitions of their meanings (often entertainingly coloured by his High Church and Tory propensities); and he adduced extensive and apt illustrations from a wide range of authoritative writers. His dictionary [is the] most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (Printing and the Mind of Man 201). Published on 15 April, 1755, in an edition of 2000 copies, it is estimated that slightly more than half survive. London: printed by W. Strahan for J and P Knapton, et al., 1755. Folio, contemporary full tree calf rebacked with original spines laid-down. Two volumes. Text very clean. An outstanding copy in exceptionally handsome tree calf bindings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        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 - "The Most Amazing, Enduring and Endearing One-Man Feat in the Field of Lexicography" JOHNSON, 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 "the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (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. "Begun in 1747, and printed over five years, Johnson’s 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 Johnson’s work was his consistent reliance not on earlier word-lists and dictionaries, not on his own intuition, but on English literature itself—the 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 all—if 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 since—from Richardson and Webster to the new OED" (The Collection of The Garden Ltd., Sotheby’s 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PINOLET, OU L'AVEUGLE PARVENU, histoire véritable. Composée sur les faits fournis par Pinolet lui-même, actuellement existant dans Paris. [2 volumes].

      1755 - A Amsterdam, Chez Marc-Michel Rey, sur le Calverstraat, 1755. Quatre parties reliées en deux volumes in-12 (104 X 162) maroquin rouge, large encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, fleurette dorée dans les angles, dos lisse orné d'un filet perlé et quatre filets gras en place des nerfs, caissons dorés, fers d'angle, fleuron central, étoiles et points dorés, guirlande dorée en queue alternant fleur de lys et motif floral, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin vert lierre, coiffes et coupes ornées, bordure intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (1) f. blanc, frontispice gravé, XXXVI pages (dont titre et "Epitre aux aveugles de l'univers"), 228 pages - (2) ff. de titre et "épitre aux savoyards", 356 pages, (1) f. blanc ; Tome II : (2) ff. de titre et "épitre aux genevois", 294 pages - 295 pages (dont titre et "Epitre aux amoureux"), (1) page et (2) ff. de table des chapitres et catalogue du fonds de Sébastien Jory. Cernes foncés de mouillure sur le plat inférieur du premier volume et sur le plat supérieur du second, feuillets 169/170 et 171/172 habilement restaurés avec perte de quelques mots page 171 qui ont été calligraphiés, marge extérieure du feuillet XIII/XIV refaite sans atteinte au texte. EDITION ORIGINALE TRÈS RARE de cet « ouvrage abominable, ordurier au dernier point » (Barbier), dont le texte est une réédition très augmentée d'un titre du même auteur paru en 1740 en un seul volume in-12 et intitulé "César aveugle et voyageur". Il s'agit de l'histoire d'une personnalité du Paris pittoresque de la fin de la première moitié du XVIIIe, un mendiant aveugle qui vivait dans un tonneau à la porte des Tuileries. Bien COMPLET du FRONTISPICE gravé représentant Pinolet assis sur un tabouret, une lanterne magique sur les genoux à l?intérieur de laquelle un enfant jette un ?il. Cette gravure est légendée de huit vers de l'auteur. (BARBIER, III, 898 - QUÉRARD, III, 505 - CIORANESCU, II, 32885). PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE en maroquin décoré de l'époque. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        Lettera Del Cavaliere Lorenzo Guazzesi Aretino Scritta al Padre Bernardino Vestrini Chierico Regolare Delle Scuole Pie / Apologia Delle Memorie Antiche Di Rovereto Di Girolamo Tartarotti Serbati c. Appendice Di Documenti ( Bound in One Book )

      Michele Bellotti Stampatori Vescovile, Arezzo / Lucca 1755 - The letters of Lorenzo Guazzesi (edited in Arezzo, 1755 at Belotti) and the Apology of Girolamo Tartarotti (edited in Lucca 1758, publisher is not cited) are bound in one book. First the book starts with a longer dedication to Cardinal Quirino ("All eminentissomo Signor Cardinale Quirini", pages 30). The letters of Lorenzo Guazzesi: pages 48 in a nice large Antiqua-print. The Apology of Girolamo Tartarotti: pages 346 (letters against Girolamo included). Tartarotti is notable, because he attacked belief in the existance of witches. Binding is later (about 1900). It loooks like a publishers-binding. Noble black linen-cloth, gilt-print on the spine. 12x22. The condition of binding is good and compact, only on the backboard there is as small fox-marked stripe. Inside there are only on the cut a few small foxmarks (spots) and a few pages with light-one.

      [Bookseller: Malota.Buchhandlung F.Malotas Nfg. GmbH]
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        Fables choisies, mises en vers

      Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert for Desaint & Saillant and Durand,, 1755–9. edited by C. P. de Monthenault d'Egly. 4 volumes, large folio (418 × 270 mm). Contemporary French mottled calf, dark and light green morocco labels, spine compartments patterned in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, floral decoration to boards in gilt, boards triple ruled in gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait of Oudry by Tardieu after Largillière, portrait of La Fontaine by Cochin fils after Oudry and 275 plates by Cochin, Tardieu, Prévost, Chedel, Lempereur and others after Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 209 woodcut title-vignettes, en-têtes and culs-de-lampe by Bachellier, half-titles. A fine set. First edition of one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books, the zenith of the 18th-century decorated book in France. This copy has Plate CLXXII ("Le singe et le léopard") in the first state, with the tavern signboard unlettered. Jean-Baptiste Oudry's illustrations for La Fontaine were the product of leisure hours between 1729 and 1733, when, as director of the tapestry factory at Beauvais, he whiled away the winter evenings by sketching. "It was Monsieur de Montenault who eventually persuaded a group of rich bankers to finance their publication as illustrations for this edition. The pen-and-wash drawings had not been designed for engraving, and Charles Nicolas Cochin had to redraw them completely for the engravers. J. J. Bachelier, the flower-painter, designed floral tailpieces which were cut in wood by J. B. Papillon and Nicolas le Sueur. The text is set in a dignified old-style fount and the whole work perfectly represents the taste of the first half of the century" (Printing and the Mind of Man, fine printing catalogue). In his Avertissement de l'éditeur Monthenault draws attention to the skill with which Cochin adapted Oudry's loose drawings into a state ready for the engraver: "Il ne falloit pas moins que son secours pour donner à celles-ci le degré de perfection qu'elles ont atteint non seulement par la maniere dont les originaux sont rendus, mais encore par la correction ajoutée aux figures qu'ils contiennent. Cette partie étoit négligée, & M. Oudry reconnoît lui-même le nouveau mérite qu'elle a acquis en passant par les habiles mains de son illustre Confrere." A handsomely bound deluxe set.

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        Memorie storico - critiche della Città di Siena che servono alla vita civile di Pandolfo Petrucci dal MCCCCLXXX al MDXII raccolte - Continuazione delle Memorie storico - critiche della Città di Siena per le quali vengono descritti 4 altri Soggetti della Famiglia Petrucci, Alessandro Bichi e tutta la fazzione novesca fino agli anni MDXXVII - Fino agl'anni MDLII - Fino agl'anni MDLIX.

      Vincenzio Pazzini Carli,, In Siena, 1755 - Quattro volumi legati in due in-4° (253x180mm), pp. (2), VIII, 267; VIII, 306, (2); (2), VII, 306; VIII, 356. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tasselli arancio ai dorsi. Tagli marmorizzati azzurri e rossi. Vignette ai frontespizi. Fregi tipografici istoriati in calcografia. Esemplare assai fresco. Manca, come quasi sempre, il ritratto del Petrucci. Edizione originale, rara, di questa storia di Siena dal 1480 al 1559 fondata su una larghissima messe di documenti inediti. Si ripercorre in particolare il periodo della gestione della Repubblica da parte di Pandolso Petrucci. Il Pecci (Siena, 1693-ivi, 1768) è noto oggi segnatamente come storico della propria città. Moreni, II, 165. Inghirami, 1695. Lozzi, 5134: "Raro specialmente con il ritratto". Hoepli, Storie d'Italia, 7939. Bocca, 5814: "Raro". Sul Pecci cfr. Cinzia Rossi, Giovanni Antonio Pecci (1693-1768): le vicende familiari, la presenza nell'Ordine di Santo Stefano e il pensiero sulla nobiltà di un intellettuale senese, Pisa, 2003; Giovanni Antonio Pecci: un accademico senese nella società e nella cultura del XVIII secolo. Atti del convegno, a cura di Ettore Pellegrini, Siena, 2004. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIE ECCLESIASTICHE appartenenti all'istoria e al culto della B. Chiara di Rimini raccolte dal Conte canonico della Basilica Vaticana e Prefetto dell' Archivio Segreto Apostolico consecrate alla Santità di Nostro Signore Benedeto XIV.

      Pagliarini,, Roma, 1755 - gr. vol. in-4, pp. (16), 567, bella leg. t. perg. coeva e tit. oro al d., tagli col. Con 3 tavv. in rame rip. Interessante storia della Beata Riminese (1280-1326) importante per le vaste notizie sulla Rimini del tempo. Un intero capitolo è dedicato alla presenza delle sette eretiche dei "paterini", cui per un certo periodo la Beata fu accusata di aver aderito. Prelato e archivista romagnolo (Rimini 1725 - Roma 1792) il G. condusse i propri studi proprio negli Archivi Vaticani dove fu segretario del Cifrario Segreto. Lozzi 4051. [395]

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        Dictionnaire portatif de l'Ingénieur, où l'on explique les principaux termes des Sciences les plus nécessaires à un Ingénieur, scavoir : l'Arithmétique - L'Algèbre - La Géométrie - L'Architecture Civile - La Charpenterie - La Serrurerie - L'Architecture hydraulique - L'Architecture militaire - La Fortification - L'Attaque et la défense des places - Les Mines - L'Artillerie - La Marine - La Pyrotechnie [ édition originale ]

      Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert 1755 - Dictionnaire portatif de l'Ingénieur, où l'on explique les principaux termes des Sciences les plus nécessaires à un Ingénieur, scavoir : l'Arithmétique - L'Algèbre - La Géométrie - L'Architecture Civile - La Charpenterie - La Serrurerie - L'Architecture hydraulique - L'Architecture militaire - La Fortification - L'Attaque et la défense des places - Les Mines - L'Artillerie - La Marine - La Pyrotechnie Par M. Belidor, Colonel d'Infanterie, Chevalier de l'Ordre Militaire de Saint Louis, etc., 1 vol. in-12 reliure d'époque demi-basane mouchetée, dos à 5 nerfs orné (fleurons), tranches rouges, Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris, 1755, 1 f. blanc, IX pp., 2 ff. n. ch., 339 pp., et 1 f. blanc Edition originale. Très bel exemplaire, d'une parfaite fraîcheur intérieure, avec cette étonnante caractéristique que les premières pages ont été interverties à l'impression (on retrouve ainsi dans cet ordre les pages 6 et 7, 4 et 5, 2 et 3 puis 14 et 15, 12 et 13, et 10 et 11, la pagination reprend ensuite son ordre normal), sans aucun manque. Rare. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorie del Pio Istituto della Conforteria assunto già dai primi Fondatori della Venerabile Confraternita di S. Giovanni Battista di Modena detta l'Ospitale della Morte fino al 1372 e ristaurato nel corrente Anno 1755.

      1755 - Modena, Eredi di Bartolomeo Soliani, s.d. (1755). In 8vo (cm. 18); cartone coevo; pp. 221, (1) + una tavola in xilografia dopo p. 106, (divisa del condannato a morte). Divideremo quest'opera in quattro parti. Nella prima daremo notizia dei principi della nostra Confraternita. Nella seconda parte daremo il metodo che, anche attualmente, si pratica dalla confraternita in tutta la funzione di ricevere in consegna de' condannati, di confortarli la notte, di accompagnarli al supplizio, di distaccarne dal patibolo i cadaveri. Nella terza parte daremo i nomi dei Confratelli nuovamente aggregati. Nella quarta parte daremo gli estratti, o sia la copia per disteso dei documenti, che andremo citando nel corso di queste memorie. Con una dettagliata descrizione della funzione sino alla morte seguita del condannato (forca o mannaia) e descrizione della veste del condannato. Lievi spellature al dorso. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia delle guerre civili di Francia. Nella quale si contengono le operationi di quattro Rè, Francesco II. Carlo IX. Henrico III, et Henrico IV. Con l'indice copioso delle cose notabili. Aggiuntevi, oltre alle Memorie della Vita dell'Autore, e della sua Casa, le Annotationi di Giovanni Balduino nel margine.

      appresso T. Payne, D. Wilson e T. Durham,, In Londra, 1755 - Due volumi di cm. 29, pp. (4) xxxvi, 643 (1); (4) 626 (2) 25 (1). Frontespizi in rosso e nero. Bella e solida legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Bell'esemplare, genuino e marginoso. Si tratta senz'altro della migliore e più bella edizione di questo classico della storiografia. Cfr. Brunet: "belle et peu commune.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome onzième: Voyages des Hollandois aux Indes Orientales (suite) & Voyages des François aux Indes Orientales.

      La Haye, Pierre de Hondt, 1755. - Nouvelle édition. 4to. VIII+412+(IV) pp. Complete with 16 maps/plans (incl. 13 fold.) & 23 plts. (incl. 9 fold., all engr.). Hardcover. Late 19th-century half calf with 2 gilt-lettered title labels on spine, marbled boards & endpapers. VG. (Occas. foxing/browning, mainly to prel. pages; first map bound upside down). * Incl. history & description of the Moluccas, incl. Amboina, Banda; voyage of Robert Knox to Ceylon, description of the Dutch settlements in Ceylon; voyages of Rennefort (Madagascar), La Haye, Carré, L'Estra to the East Indies, John Ovington (Suratte), description of the Kingdom of Arrakan, voyage of Rhodes, description of Tonkin. - Maps/plans and views of the Moluccas, Amboine, Buro, Ceylon, Madagascar, Ile de Bourbon, Suratte, Siam, Tonkin, etc. - Landwehr VOC, 265. - The Hague quarto ed., mainly a reprint of the Paris edition, but with many corrections and additions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disputationes Chirurgicae selectae, collegit, editit, praefatus est Albertus Hallerus.

      Marc-Michele,, Lausanne, 1755 - 5 Bände. Lausanne, Marc-Michele, 1755-1756. 4°. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 5 wiederholten Porträt-Titelvignetten und 51 Kupfern auf 50 (davon 22 gefaltete) Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit. Bibliographia Halleriana 1080. - Lundsgaard 708. - Waller 3999. - Wellcome III, 199. - Blake 195. - Die mittlere der drei grossen Sammlungen von Haller editiert. Zum grössten Teil medizinische Dissertationen aus der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Stellenweise leicht fleckig. Band 5 mit Wasserrand auf dem Titel und den ersten 20 Seiten. Sonst sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. Einbände beschabt. Ecken bestossen. Sprache: N [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Judex et defensor in processu inquisitionis,, seu Tractatus criminalis theoretico-practicus, ex juribus Imperii Carolinis et præcipue saxonicis electoralibus collectus, usuique moderno accommodatus, quo singulari methodo generalis et specialis inquisitio per singulas partes exhibetur : atque cum primis, quæ judici et defensori observanda, appositis formulis, eo facientibus annotantur : quibus processus banni, et luculenta cum suppliciorum modernorum, tum instrumentorum in tortura consuetorum descriptio, eorundemque applicandorum ratio accessit. Cum indice (IN LATEINISCHER SPRACHE),

      Hildeburghusae, Sumtibus Joannis Godofredi Hanisch, 1755 - 6 Blatt, 626 Seiten, 11 Blatt Index SEHR SELTENER TITEL in einem schönen authentischen Exemplar, lediglich der Einbnd leicht berieben und mit leichten Läsuren an dn Kapitalen Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 8°, baunes O Ldr der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, rotem geprätem Leder-Rückenschild und rotem Voll-Farbschnitt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manual compendio de el regio Patronato Indiano: Para su mas facil uso en las materias conduncentes à la Practica: Dedicado al Rey Nuestor Senor D Fernando Del Amado

      Antonio Marín, Madrid 1755 - [24]+531 pages with engraved allegorical frontispiece and index. Small folio (11 1/2" x 8 1/2") bound in original full leather with raised spine bands and decorative gilt lettering. (Palau 266572. Sabin 70785) First edition. Full of original documents respecting the establishment of the Church in the Indies, and the protection of the Indians, together with all the bulls referred to, from that of Alexander VI to the time of publication. With the additional 24 preliminary leaves, not in all printings. Condition: Missing some of spine label, small crack along the heal font hinge, spine ends chipped light rubbing to extremities with the corners rubbed through, internally very nice over all a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poesie. (Poems of Mr. Abbot Peter Metastasio)

      Presso La Vedova Quillau/Presso G.C. Molin, Parigi (Paris), 1755-1769 - Complete in 10 volumes, text in Italian. Each volume has engraved title page. Vol. 1 has frontispiece by D. Sornique after C. Eisen, and vignette headpiece by N. Le Mire after C.N. Cochin. Vol. 1-9, 1755; Vol. 10, Parigi: Presso G.C. Molini, bookseller, 1769. All uniformly bound in vellum, spines fully decorated in gilt, double red morocco spine labels gilt, all edges speckled red, evidence of early owner bookplate removal to each volume, with short split to upper joint of volume one, usual soiling to the vellum. A very nice set and scarce with tenth volume. A favorite of Thomas Jefferson (who only had volumes 1-8) see Sowerby Catalogue. Size: Small Octavo

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        Manual Compendio de El Regio Patronato Indiano

      Antonio Marin, Madrid 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. [Attributes: 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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