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        Letters on the English Nation: By Batista Angeloni, A Jesuit, Who Resided Many Years in London

      London, 1755 2 Volumes complete. Both volumes in contemporary dark brown leather, corners and edges a little worn and bumped. Spines have raised bands, tooling and Vol numbers in gilt, titles detached. Internal, Volume 1, bookplate of Lady Mitchell to front paste down, small worm hole to base front corner extending inward, ink name to ffep, (lx), [4], 228 pp, ink note to ep. Volume 2, bookplate to front paste down, ink name to ffep, [8], 296 pp, lacking final blank. 59 letters commenting on the state of the English Nation. Shebbeare, physician and political writer, and his Letters on the English Nation was an epistolary fiction allegedly written by an Anglicized Italian Jesuit, whose long residence in England and analytical nature had endowed him with the insight and neutrality to develop a sweeping analysis of the decline of the English constitution, morals, manners, and culture under the corrupt rule of the whigs. The selection of a Jesuit as a narrative persona encouraged allegations that Shebbeare was a Jacobite at heart. For a full bio see ODNB. (ESTC T88373. Sabin 80053)

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        Opera Omnia.

      Antonio Oliva, Girona 1755 - Frontis con un excelente grabado de San Benito con la montaña de Montserrat al fondo - portada a dos tintas con un hermoso grabado de la virgen con el monasterio y la montaña santa. - 26 h. - 430 págs. más tablas. Bonita y conservada encuadernación de época a plena piel. Muy buen ejemplar. Texto en latín y Sermones en Castellano. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A dictionary of the English language in which the words are deduced from their originals

      "J. & P. Knapton, 1755 [i.e. Folio Society" London: "J. & P. Knapton, 1755 [i.e. Folio Society". 2006.]. "Fine full-size facsimile of the first edition of Johnson's famous undertaking, limited to 1000 numbered copies (this, no. 164), 2 volumes, folio, publisher's half tan calf over marbled boards, red and green morocco labels on spines, publisher's slipcase; fine."

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        The Military History of Europe. &c. From the Commencement of the War with Spain in 1739, To the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748; Containing All the Transactions of That War Both By Sea and Land

      London: Printed for R. Baldwin, 1755. First London Edition. 8vo. [8], 332, [305]-334, 353-411pp, [9]. Complete with 3 folding plans. Recent brown half calf over marbled boards, gilt, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. A handsome copy, with very slight fading to spine. Modern bookplate of L.J. Coomer to FEP, eighteenth-century gift inscription of 'Mr Peter Davey to N. Chapman'. Some ink marks to title, and some superficial worming to first 10 leaves, touching text but without loss of sense. Large marginal tear to H3, and to text of N3, without loss. A scarce English account of the military events of the War of the Austrian Succession and the coincident Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland, from the 1745 Rising to the decisive Battle of Culloden. Included are folding plans of regimental positions and losses of British and allied troops at Fontenoy, La Veldt, and Culloden. First published in Limerick, 1748, this was the first publication at London ESTC T106564.Sabin 5336.

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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.

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        Dictionnaire historique de la Médecine, contenant son Origine, ses Progrés, ses Révolutions, ses Sectes & son Etat chez différens Peuples; ce que l'on a dit des Dieux ou Héros anciens de cette Science: l'Histoire des plus célébres Médecins, Philosophes ou Personnes savantes de toutes Nations qui ont concouru à son avancement; des fameux Anatomistes, Chirurgiens, Botanistes & Chimistes; avec l'Exposition de leurs Sentimens & de leurs Découvertes, & le Catalogue de leurs principaux Ouvrages; le tout d'après ce que les meilleurs Auteurs ont écrit sur cette Matiére

      [3]-433, [1] pp.; [3]-471, [1] pp. (half-titles lacking in each vol.). Two vols. 8vo, cont. calf (bindings somewhat worn & rubbed), spines gilt. Liége & Frankfurt: J.F. Bassompierre, 1755. A remarkable and important survival: this is the author's own copy, heavily annotated in preparation for the enormously revised and enlarged second edition of his great work of medical biographies. Garrison-Morton 6704 describes the second edition of 1778 in four volumes as "the earliest exhaustive collection of medical biographies" (& erroneously gives the date of our first edition as 1775). Éloy (1714-88), Belgian physician and historian, took his medical degree at Louvain and did further studies in Paris. Upon returning to his native city of Mons, he established a successful practice and became physician to Prince Charles Alexandre de Lorraine, governor of the Austrian Netherlands. Éloy has made here numerous kinds of corrections, including "x-ing" out the old title-page and providing an entirely new title: "Dictionnaire historique, Bibliographique, et typographique de la Médecine et des Médecins, Anatomistes, Chirurgiens, Botanistes et Chymistes distingués, par des connaissances supérieures et dans la République des lettres, avec les ouvrages de Chaconne. Seconde édition." Nearly every page has corrections, deletions, and/or additions and many are very heavily revised. Our copy of the first edition is, essentially, the working manuscript for the expanded second edition, a work which appeared 23 years later. Very good set. ❧ Bayle & Thillaye, II, p. 406-(who mention this was one of their main source books). Hirsch, II, p. 403. .

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      (mm. 920 x 560)(Parte incisa: mm. 490 x 600). Londres, Nourse & Vaillant; Amsterdam & Berlin, Neaulme; La Haye, Gosse, 1755. Due carte geografiche con coloritura coeva, provenienti dall'Atlas méthodique composè pour l'usage de monseigneur le prince d'Orange et de Nassau, par Jean Palairet, 1755

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        Memoirs of the court of Augustus.

      A. Millar - Hamilton Balfour and Neill. 1755 - Londres, A. Millar 1760. [vol. I. Londres, A. Millar, 1760], [vol. II. Edimbourgh, Hamilton Balfour and Neill, 1755], [vol. III. Londres, A. Millar, 1763]. 3 vol. in 4 de [6]-383pp., avec 9 planches, VII-[l]456pp., avec 8 planches, [6]-573-[49]pp., index avec 8 planches, reliures en plein veau fauve moucheté de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs surlignés et soulignés de filets dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin noir postérieures, surlignées et soulignées d'un filet doré, pièces de tomaison de maroquin rouge postérieures, surlignées et soulignées d'un filet doré, charnières et coins très légèrement frottés, quelques rousseurs éparses, grandes marges, quelques belles vignettes gravées représentant des personnages historiques de la Rome antique de profil en médaillon hors texte, ex-libris héraldique de Joseph Pickford Esq., roulettes dorées sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées de rouge, édition composée de la première édition pour les volumes II. et III., seconde édition pour le volume I., le volume I. fut publié en 1753, le volume II. en 1755, enfin le volume III. fut publié posthume, bon et bel exemplaire. Dans cette oeuvre, Thomas Blackwell explore comment les personnes vivaient, existaient et étaient définies socialement au sein de la société romaine. En examinant et en constatant l'importance des relations politiques à tous les niveaux, l'auteur affirma la nécessité de contrebalancer une éventuelle instabilité politique par une constitution forte, saine et équilibrée. Enfin il étudia Horace et Virgile afin d'illustrer l'interpénétration de l'art et de la politique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Lugduni Batavorum, 1755. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 238 x 168 mm (9 3/8 x 6 5/8"). 155, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary stiff vellum, original brown morocco label, old restoration to head of spine. With engraved allegorical vignette on title page and similar vignette as well as historiated initial on opening page of text. Front pastedown with two engraved bookplates, one reading "Ex Libris Marchionis Salsae," and the other with the motto "Comme Je Fus" (see below). Boards a bit splayed, corners a little bumped, slight soiling and discoloration to covers, trivial worming to spine and rear pastedown, one inch crack to middle of rear joint, but the binding still sound and not without a certain antique charm. A couple of minor smudges to title page, one leaf with faint foxing, otherwise a fine copy internally, quite clean, fresh, and bright. This is a history of the House of Este, the noble Italian family that ruled Ferrara from the 13th through the 16th centuries, reaching its zenith of power and influence during the Renaissance. According to Britannica, Ercole I (1431-1505) "continued his dynasty's patronage of the arts, taking the poet Matteo Boiardo as his minister, extending his favour to the poet Ludovico Ariosto, espousing the theatre and musical arts, and enlarging and beautifying Ferrara to such an extent as to make it one of the first cities of Europe." His son Alfonso (1476-1534), in an attempt to improve relations with the Vatican, bravely became the third husband of the notorious Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI--and managed to survive her. This is an uncommon work: OCLC locates just nine copies, and none have been recorded in ABPC since at least 1975.

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        An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe, Founded upon the Laws of Nature, and solving by Mathematical Principles the General Phaenomena of the Visible Creation; and particularly the Via Lactea. Compris'd in Nine Familiar Letters from the Author to his friend. And illustrated with upwards of Thirty Graven and Mezzotinto Plates, by the Best Masters.London: Printed for the Author, and sold by H. Chapelle, 1750.

      First edition of this extraordinary work, remarkable for its influential theory of the Milky Way, and for its beautiful mezzotints. Wright's physico-philosophical system of the universe is the first after Newton, carrying Newton's theories forward and providing a basis for the theories of Laplace and Kant. "The first to form any definite idea as to the constitution of the stellar system was Thomas Wright... With him originated what has been called the 'Grindstone Theory' of the universe, which regarded the Milky Way as the projection the sphere of a stratum or disk of stars (our sun occupying a position near the centre), similar in magnitude and distribution to the lucid orbs of the constellations" (Clerke). Wright also suggested with "perfect definiteness" that the rings of Saturn consisted of an aggregated multitude of unconnected particles, each revolving independently round the planet. James Clerk Maxwell demonstrated this as the only scientifically tenable theory against the hypotheses of fluid or solid rings. The plates illustrating Wright's system are exceptionally clear and finely executed; those executed in mezzotint have an almost surreal beauty not found in any other book on astronomy. <br/><br/> Wright's book has had a variable reception. At first it attracted little attention, until it was rescued from a probable oblivion, when Immanuel Kant borrowed some of Wright's ideas in his <i>Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels</i>, 1755. It has twice been reprinted in the twentieth century, testimony both to the philosophical interest of the book as well as its strikingly original views of the Milky Way. "These views were more than 150 years ahead of their time and did not become accepted by the scientific community until they were substantiated by observational evidence in the 1920's." (<i>The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists</i>). <br/><br/> "That original step - that the phenomenon of the Milky Way was caused by a rotating shell of stars - was undoubtedly influenced at the outset by Wright's metaphysical concept of the 'Devine Centre' about which the entire Creation was symmetrical. The actual motion of the stars about such a centre was supported by Edmund Halley's claim in 1718 that three starts had changed their latitude since the time of the ancients. And the existence of a rotating grand system of stars was a natural extension for one who believed that there were innumerable solar systems, a conviction present in Wright's thought from the beginning. Wright also made explicit the physical foundation that Newtonian philosophy gave to the concept of ordered systems." (Stevn Dick, <i>Plurality of Worlds, pp- 159-65</i>). <br/><br/> Norman 2265; Honeyman 3143; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, 1750; Clerke, A popular history of astronomy, pp. 14 and 299; Taylor, Mathematical practitioners, 321. See DSB for a long discussion of the <i>Original Theory</i>.. Large 4to (285 x 230 mm), pp [i-iii] iv-viii [4:index and subscriber list] [1] 2-84, with 32 plates, of which 23 are engraved (2 folding), and 9 mezzotint, half calf over contemporary marbled boards, spine and corners renewed, engraved book plate to the front pastedown, light foxing to the title page, small tear to the inner margin of the first tow leaves, 4 plates with tear and 2x2 cm loss in the outer margin, some fraying to the margins of some plates

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      (mm. 920 x 560)(Parte incisa: mm. 490 x 600). Londres, Nourse & Vaillant; Amsterdam & Berlin, Neaulme; La Haye, Gosse, 1755. Spettacolare carta geografica con coloritura coeva, proveniente dall'Atlas méthodique composè pour l'usage de monseigneur le prince d'Orange et de Nassau, par Jean Palairet, 1755. Splendido esemplare di questa importante e dettagliata carta.

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        Matthæi Antonii Bassani J.U.D. De Solarolo Faventinæ Di?cesis Theorico-Praxis Criminalis: Addita Ad Modernam Praxim D. Thomæ Scipioni Hic Per Extensum Insertam ..

      Bortoli, Antonio 1755 In 4°, pp. XXIV, 556, bross. muta recente, bruniture e fioriture su alcune pagine. Testo in latino. Rari segni al margine.

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        Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon, By the late Henry Fielding, Esq

      London: A. Millar, 1755. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. 12mo. (4),(xviii,)(19)-(276)pp. (Pp. 241-276 misnumbered 193-228.) Full sprinkled calf, probably 19th century; Spine in six compartments, gilt. Red and green lettering labels, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Half title present. Hinges rubbed and cracked but firm; tip of spine worn; a few lower text margins near the end slightly soiled, not affecting the text; else a very nice copy. With the Gustavia A. Senff bookplate on the front pastedown. This is the Doheny copy, with her leather gilt bookplate on the front free endpaper. Two versions of this work were printed in 1755. This is the version edited by Fielding's half-brother John. The unedited version was printed first but suppressed in favor of the edited version, which, though printed later, was the first version issued. Rothschild 857; Cross III, 326-7; Warde 28. T131333.

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      (mm. 920 x 560)(Parte incisa: mm. 490 x 600). Londres, Nourse & Vaillant; Amsterdam & Berlin, Neaulme; La Haye, Gosse, 1755. Splendida carta geografica con coloritura coeva, (datata 1754) proveniente dall'Atlas méthodique composè pour l'usage de monseigneur le prince d'Orange et de Nassau, par Jean Palairet, 1755

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        The present State of the Arts in England

      London: J. Nourse,, 1755.. By M. Rouquet, Mamber of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture; Who resided Thirty Years in this Kingdom. Octavo (171 × 106 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine ruled and decorated gilt in compartments, red morocco labe,l skilfully rebacked and recornered. From the library of Adam Smith, with his distinctive book label to the front pastedown. Board edges a little darkened, some signs of wear. First and last leaves a little browned from the leather turn ins, the front free endpaper renewed. A very good copy. First English edition, originally published in French in 1754, written by the Swiss born artist Jean André Rouquet, friend of Hogarth and David Garrick, who lived in London between 1726 and 1750. A brief preliminary discourse is followed by reviews of the various arts in England, not only dealing with painting, but with sculpture, woodcarving, silk manufacture, engraving, printing, stonecarving, porcelaine, and further with theatrical declamation, music, the decoration of shops and the sale of pictures. Much of the content of his work would have been of interest to Smith. The present volume was listed in the 1781 inventory of Smith&#39;s library (SC 25), but has been unlocated for many years.

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        Merlin&#39;s Life and Prophecies, who flourish&#39;d in the Fifth Century, and foretold the Fates and Fortunes of all the Kings

      London: M. Cooper; W. Reeve; et al., 1755. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 72pp. Title page in red and black. Woodcut of Merlin, seated, and presumably prophesying to a group of people. Bound to style in full calf tooled in blind in &#39;Cambridge&#39; style; spine in six compartments with raised bands; red leather lettering label, gilt marbled endpapers. The title page is soiled, was trimmed close at an early date, and lacks the bottom corner, clipping off the date of publication. ESTC T90064. The title continues: (Merlin) &#39;foretold the Fates and Fortunes of all the Kings and Queens that have sat on the British Throne, from Vortigern down to his present Majesty; His Prediction relating to the late Contest of Richmond Park. With Some other Events relating thereto, not yet come to pass, but no less wonderful than those that have already happened.&#39; Title page defects noted above; the text block was trimmed closely at the bottom sometimes affecting the catchwords, and occasionally the final line of text, else this is a very good copy of rare book in a fine binding of contemporary style.

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        Quae exstant opera; cum A. Hirtii sive Oppii commentariis de Bellis Gall. Alexand. Afric. et Hispaniensi.

      Joseph Barbou 1755 - Paris, Joseph Barbou, 1755. 2 vol. in 12 de [IV]-XXII-[l]-360pp., [IV]-455-[3]pp., 4 cartes gravées dépliantes, frontispice orné d'une gravure avec signature d'appartenance à l'encre noire dans la marge latérale, petit cachet du relieur dans l'angle supérieur externe de la première page de titre du volume 2, reliures en plein veau havane marbré légèrement glacé de l'époque mais légèrement postérieures, dos lisse orné de frises dorées, pièces de titre de maroquin beige encadrées de frises dorées, surlignées et soulignées de larges filets dorés, pièces de tomaison de maroquin vert pâle rondes, entourées d'un filet doré et d'une frise dorée, coupes et coins très légèrement frottés, une épidermure dans la marge inférieure du deuxième plat du volume 1, deux épidermures à l'angle supérieur externe du deuxième plat du volume 2, pages de garde avec des rousseurs le long des bordures, un petit trou de ver sur la charnière du deuxième plat du volume 1, deux petites fentes aux charnières supérieure et inférieure du plat supérieur du volume 2 sans gravité, intérieur frais, bel exemplaire. Edition Barbou des Classiques grecs et latins, imitant les éditions Elzevier. La page de titre présente à chaque volume reproduit la marque ainsi que la devise de l'editeur-imprimeur de Leyde. La reliure de style autrichien, est sans doute d'origine Autrichienne, mais probablement executée à Zagreb; en effet, sur la marge externe de la gravure du frontispice se trouve une signature d'appartenance: ''Fr. Xav. Miller Campegit Zagrabi'', il s'agit de Franz xaver Miller, éditeur et relieur qui fut actif durant la seconde moitié du XVIIIème siècle a Graz, il semble tout à fait possible que ce dernier ait pu exercer son activité durant quelques années à Zagreb, ville où existait un petit marché provincial du commerce des livres. Financé et fortement soutenu par Crassius, Jules César (100-44 avant Jésus Christ) fut préteur urbain, puis élu Consul en 59 avant Jésus Christ. Il fut par la suite proconsul en Gaule. De là il traversa la Manche et envahit l'actuelle Grande-Bretagne. En 48 avant Jésus Christ, de la Gaule, il envahit l'Italie dans le but de chasser Pompée, y parvenant, il se fit à nouveau élire consul. En 46 avant Jésus Christ, il obtint de nouveaux succès contre les dernières troupes de Pompée en Espagne. Fort de ses nombreuses conquêtes et victoires, il se fit nommer Dictateur pour 10 ans en 45 après Jésus Christ. En 44 après Jésus Christ, le Sénat confia la dictature perpétuelle à César, mais ce dernier fut victime d'un complot et assassiné. Cesar n'était pas uniquement un grand général, un fin politique et un grand homme d'état, il excellait également dans l'art oratoire et l'écriture. Il ne reste que ses commentaires: ''De bello Gallico'', commentaires sur la guerre en Gaule, et ''De bello civile'', commentaires sur la guerre civile contre Pompée. Ces deux oeuvres constituent un veritable modèle du genre historique, même si leur objectivité est discutée par les historiens. En effet, ces ouvrages sont des instruments de propagande au service de leur auteur, par conséquent leur exactitude peut être mise en doute. De plus certains autres ouvrages sont attribués à César, même s'ils ont probablement été redigés par Aulus Hirtius: ''De bello Alexandrino'', écrit relatant la campagne de César à Alexandrie, dans l'actuelle Egypte, ''De bello Africo'', relatant la campagne de César en Afrique du nord "De bello Hispaniensis", relatant la campagne de César dans la peninsule hibérique. César écrivit également ''L'anticato" en 45 avant Jésus Christ, réplique au panégyrique que Cicéron prononça en faveur de Caton d'Utique, >. Cet ouvrage, aujourd'hui perdu, est connu par les citations de Cicéron (''Add atticum" 13, 50, 1), Tacite (''Annales" 4, 34), Suétone ("Caesar" 56, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dr. Brook Taylor&#146;s Method of Perspective Made Easy, Both in Theory and Practice

      Ipswich: Printed by W. Craighton for the Author, 1755. . Second edition. Two parts in one volume. 4to. (iv), iv, xvi, 78; (ii), 84, (18) pp. Contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, spine flat with gilt rules, lettered direct to one panel. Frontispiece designed by William Hogarth plus 22 and 27 numbered plates in each part respectively and a further 2 unnumbered plates in the latter as called for, plates VII and XIII complete with their overlays. Expert repairs to the spine ends and corners, a handsome copy. Joshua Kirby (1716-1774) was a noted artist and architect of the mid-18th century. A native of Suffolk, he was the son of the famous local surveyor John Kirby and in later years he would republish editions of his father&#146;s book &#147;The Suffolk Traveller&#148; and his wonderful survey map of the county. A friend and colleague of Hogarth, to whom this book is dedicated and who in turn designed the comic frontispiece included here. First published 1754, his star rose at this time, his lectures and the publishing of this book led to him being elected to membership of the Academy of Painting and Sculpture. Soon after he was appointed as the tutor to the Prince of Wales (later George III) on the subjects of perspective and fortifications, later being appointed joint clerk of the works at Kew and Richmond with his son William and, in the last few years of his life, elected a fellow of both the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries.

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        Dr. Brook Taylor's Method of Perspective Made Easy, Both in Theory and Practice. In Two Books. Being an Attempt to Make the Art of Perspective Easy and Familiar

      Ipswich, London W Craighton; J Swan [1755]. G: in good condition. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Inscriptions to fep and head of title page and bookplate to front pastedown. Inner margins of prelim pages repaired; edges trimed with sm. amount of loss to engraved areas along outer margins. Edge-tears to pp. 19-20 (book II). Occasional ink marginalia [Second Edition] Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). xvi, 78pp; 84pp + index. Illustrated with engraved frontis plate (Hogarth); 22 engraved plates (book I); 29 engraved plates (book II). Presumed Second edition with first edition title page (indicating fifty copper-engraved plates). This edition has an additional 2 plates added to book II, comprising 51 plates in total. This would indicate second edition state.

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        Dictionnaire portatif de l'ingénieur, ou l'on explique les principaux termes des Sciences les plus néceffaires à un Ingénieur, fçavoir: L'Arithmetique. L'Algebre. La Geometrie. L'architecture civile. La Charpenterie. La Serrurerie. L'Architecture hydraulique. L'Architecture militaire. La Fortification. L'Attaque et la Defense des Places. Les Mines. L'Artillerie. La Marine. La pyrotechnie. Par M. Belidor, colonel d'infanterie, Chevalier de l'Ordre militaire de Saint Louis, &.

      Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1755 - A Paris, Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1755. In 12 de IX (avertissement du libraire)-[III (approbation du Roi)]-339-[1 (catalogue éditeur)]pp., reliure en plein veau moucheté de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs légèrement frottés, caissons et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux encadrée d'un filet doré, titre doré, plats frottés, coupes frottés, coin supérieur du second plat rogné, gravure en bandeau et culs-de-lampe en début de volume, rousseurs éparses, très légères et fines mouillures en bordure des marges supérieure et inférieure des derniers feuillets, tranches rouges, bon et bel exemplaire. Première édition de cette &#156;uvre qui n&#146;est qu&#146;une compilation sommaire et fort abrégée du &#145;&#146;Dictionnaire d&#146;architecture&#146;&#146; d&#146;Augustin-Charles d&#146;Aviler avec quelques rares nouveaux passages. Bernard Forest de Bélidor, natif de catalogne (1698-1761) fut un ingénieur militaire. Entré jeune dans l&#146;armée, en tant qu&#146;adjudant il prit part en 1742 à la campagne de Bavière lors de la guerre de succession d&#146;Autriche, sous les ordres de Philippe Henri de Ségur et le Duc François d&#146;Harcourt. Il servit ensuite le Prince de Conti en Italie en 1744, aux Provinces-Unies en 1745, jouant un rôle très actif lors du siège de Charleroi. Il fut nommé professeur d&#146;artillerie à l&#146;école de La Fère dans l&#146;Aisne en 1720. En 1729 il fit paraitre &#145;&#145;La Science des ingénieurs dans la conduite de fortification et d&#146;architecture civile&#146;&#146;, premier ouvrage de synthèse publié en France dans ce domaine. Il publia en 1731 un traité de balistique &#145;&#145;Le bombardier français&#146;&#146;, puis en 1737 son ouvrage majeur, &#145;&#145;L&#146;Architecture hydraulique&#146;&#146;, ouvrage qui utilise pour la première fois le calcul intégral pour la résolution de problèmes techniques, ouvrage de référence durant des décennies des élèves de l&#146;école des ponts et chaussées. L&#146;auteur accompagna également Giovanni Domenico Casini et Philippe de La Hire dans leur expédition pour mesurer la méridienne de Paris dans les années 1710. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dr. Brook Taylor&#39;s Method of Perspective Made Easy, Both in Theory and Practice. In Two Books. Being an Attempt to Make the Art of Perspective Easy and Familiar

      Ipswich, London: W Craighton; J Swan. G: in good condition. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Inscriptions to fep and head of title page and bookplate to front pastedown. Inner margins of prelim pages repaired; edges trimed with sm. amount of loss to engraved areas along outer margins. Edge-tears to pp. 19-20 (book II). Occasional ink marginalia. [1755]. [Second Edition]. Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards. 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). xvi, 78pp; 84pp + index. Illustrated with engraved frontis plate (Hogarth); 22 engraved plates (book I); 29 engraved plates (book II). Presumed Second edition with first edition title page (indicating fifty copper-engraved plates). This edition has an additional 2 plates added to book II, comprising 51 plates in total. This would indicate second edition state. .

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      Paris: Printed by Charles-Antoine Jombert for Desaint & Saillant and for Durand, 1755. First Edition with these Illustrations, in the First State (no words on the leopard banner of plate 1 for Fable CLXXII) . Hardcover. A Handsomely Bound Set of one of the Most Ambitious and Successful of all Illustrated Books. 406 x 286 mm (16 x 11 1/4"). Four volumes. First Edition with these Illustrations, in the First State (no words on the leopard banner of plate 1 for Fable CLXXII). BEAUTIFUL BURGUNDY CRUSHED MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY CHAMBOLLE-DURU (stamp-signed on front turn-ins), covers bordered by gilt French fillet, raised bands, spine compartments intricately gilt with floral sprig in lobed frame at center radiating curling vines with leaves and flowers, lavishly gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Woodcut vignette on each title page, LOVELY WOODCUT TAILPIECES AT THE END OF EACH FABLE (some repeated), FRONTISPIECE with bust of La Fontaine, AND 275 FINE ENGRAVED PLATES AFTER JEAN-BAPTISTE OUDRY, reworked by Cochin and then engraved by Aubert, Aveline, Baquoy, Beauvais, Beauvarlet, Cars, Chedel, Chenu, Chevillet, Cochin, Cousinet (Elisabeth), Dupuis, Duret, de Fehrt, Fessard, Flipart, Floding, Gaillard, Gallimard, Lebas, Legrand, Lemire, Lempereur, Marvie, Menil, Moitte, Ouvrier, Pasquier, Pelletier, Pitre-Martenasie, Poletnich, Prevost, Radigues, Riland, Rode, Salvador, Sornique, Surugue, Tardieu, and Teucher. (Without the portrait of Oudry, added later and not considered integral.) Front pastedown of each volume with bookplate of "RW" (dated 1897); front pastedown of volume I with engraved armorial bookplate of Herman Marx; verso of front free endpaper in volume II with modern bookplate of Nicolas V. Tzakas. Cohen-de Ricci 548-50; Ray, pp. 16-20; Lewine, pp. 274-75; Furstenberg 19; Rochambeau 86. One opening in volume I and another in volume III with faint freckled foxing, two plates with half-inch closed marginal tear, but these imperfections obviously trivial, and AN ALTOGETHER OUTSTANDING COPY, the text clean, fresh, and bright, the plates in rich impressions, and the luxurious decorative bindings with virtually no signs of use. In lovely bindings produced by one of the foremost French binders of the 19th century, this is a very fine copy of a work Ray cites as one of the three most beautiful illustrated French books between 1700-1914 and "one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books." The plates are finely engraved with a surprising degree of consistency (especially given the large number of burins at work), they are always detailed and delicate, and they are frequently alive with light. In Ray&#39;s words, the illustrations, which feature a comprehensive view of the French countryside of the 1730s, offer a fertile world "to which the reader may return again and again for delight and instruction." Oudry (1686-1755), the greatest animal painter of his age, was ideally suited to illustrate La Fontaine; as Ray says, his "rendition of animals is hardly to be surpassed." At the same time, Oudry&#39;s interpretation "is broad and free," and to make his 276 compositions more workable for the engraver, Cochin was called upon to turn the originals into finished prints. In doing so, he enhanced the compositions, particularly the numerous illustrations featuring human figures, and the book&#39;s preface says that "Oudry himself recognized the new merit which his work had acquired in passing through the skilled hands of his illustrious colleague." This work comes on various papers and with margins of various sizes; ours is apparently on Holland paper (not ordinary bluish paper, or large imperial paper or large Holland paper). While there are copies on the last kind of paper that are from 70 to 95 mm. taller than ours, our copy provides compensating features by being in the first state (indicating the earliest and best impressions of the engravings), by being in glorious bindings, and by being priced so as to give optimum value. The bindings here are a perfect example of the kind of beautifully done French classical work produced for an extended period under the name of Chambolle. A rough contemporary of, and certainly the equal in technique to, binders like Trautz, Marius-Michel père, Lortic, and Cuzin, the elder Chambolle served his apprenticeship under Hippolyte Duru and later formed a partnership with him (as is clear from the stamped signature here), sometime in the 1860s. This important work in its large folio format provided an opportunity for the binder to produce a showpiece, with the highest quality of morocco and with sumptuous, meticulous decoration, and he has succeeded in impressive fashion.

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      Madrid - 13 Tomos, 1º Joseph Rico.año 1755, 13 h con el margen superior de 1 h deteriorado, más 339 págs y 4 h. 2º id, 2 h, y 466 págs, más 4 h. 3º Gabriel Ramirez, año 1756, 10 h, y 466 págs, más 3 h. 4º id, 4 h, y 456 págs. 5º id,año 1758, 4 h, y 400 págs total. 6º id, 2 h, y 428 págs. 7º id , año 1759, 2 h, y 495 págs. 8º id, 2 h, y 439 págs. 9º id, año 1760, 4 h, y 456 págs, más 2 h. 10º Joachin Ibarra, año 1760, 4 h, y 488 págs. 11º id, año 1761 4 h, y 455 págs total, minima huella de agua en el margen de las 4 ultimas h. 12º id, 3 h, y 458 págs, más 3 h, 13º id, 4 h, y 428 págs ( Todo se edito de 1755 a 1761 ). Obra rarisima en comercio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia cronologica della città di Firenze o siano Annali della Toscana che possono servire d'illustrazione, e d'aggiunta agli Annali d'Italia del Signor Proposto Lodovico Antonio Muratori. Divisi in due tomi. Parte prima - Seconda.

      nella Stamperia Simoniana,, in Napoli, 1755 - In-4° (280x220mm), pp. XCII, 400; C, 401-817, (1); cartonatura coeva alla rustica con titoli manoscritti al dorso. Piccoli fori di tarlo, qualche carta arrossata, tracce d'umidità sulle ultime carte del secondo vol., ma bell'esemplare. Prima edizione. Storia annalistica di Firenze dalle origini al 1600, concepita come integrazione per l'àmbito geografico toscana dei muratoriani "Annali d'Italia". La prima parte "contiene dalla Fondazione di Firenze fino all'anno MCCCCXXXV in cui incominciò ad aver la Maggioranza nella Repubblica la Serenissima Casa de'Medici"; la seconda "contiene dall'anno MCCCCXXXV in cui incominciò la Serenissima Casa de Medici a godere in Firenze prima la Maggioranza, e poi l'assoluto Dominio fino all'anno MDC". Lozzi, 1881. Bigazzi, 252. Brunet, Table, 25509. Graesse, IV, 459. Fossati Bellani, 3093. Franchini, Bibl. Italiana, 5093. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Court and City Register. For the Year 1755. . The Nineteenth Edition. Carefully corrected at the Proper Offices to the present Time.

      London: J. Barnes (etc.) 1755 - the cheaper issue, without the almanack; 24mo, [8], 220 pp., 3 folding tables; contemporary full leather rubbed and dry, especially at spine, only light general age toning to text and block well sewn. Photos available upon request.

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      - 1755. Paris, Veuve Cavelier et fils. 3ème édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. 4 vol. in-12. Vol.I: (2 bl.), CXXXVI pp.: titre, 39 pp. de préface de l'auteur, 63 pp. de " liste chronologique des auteurs qui ont écrit sur la Vérole, ou sur les Remèdes de la Vérole, depuis la naissance de cette Maladie jusqu'en 1740 " 29 pp. d'avertissement, 3 pp. de tables; 428 pp., (2 ff. d'approbation et de privilège, bl.). Vol.II: VIII pp.: bl., titre, table; 508 pp. Vol.III: (2 ff.: bl., titre), IV pp. de table; 533 pp., (bl.). Vol.IV: (2 ff.: bl., titre), VI pp. de table avec 1 feuillet interverti; 512 pp., (bl.). Pleine basane. Dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vieux-rouge, restes de roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches marbrées, intérieur marbré. Accrocs à 5 coiffes, mors fendus (Vol.II et III), bon état intérieur, déchirure et manque sans atteinte du texte à la page 3 du Vol.II: La Librairie de l'Univers offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 540 EUR. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cours du Nil,...

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

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      (mm. 920 x 560)(Parte incisa: mm. 490 x 600). Londres, Nourse & Vaillant; Amsterdam & Berlin, Neaulme; La Haye, Gosse, 1755. Due carte geografiche con coloritura coeva, provenienti dall'Atlas méthodique composè pour l'usage de monseigneur le prince d'Orange et de Nassau, par Jean Palairet.

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        Merkwürdiges Leben und Trauriger Fall des vormaligen weitberühmten Dänischen und Reichs-Grafens Corfitz von Ulfelds ehemaligen Reichshofmeisters des Reiches Dännemark. Aus sichern Nachrichten beschrieben von H.P. Aud der dänsichen Sprache in die deutsche übersetzet von Philander von der Weistritz [d.i. Christian Gottlob Mengel].

      Friedrich Christian Pelt, Kopenhagen; Leipzig 1755 - 5 Bll., 1 doppelseitige gestochene Falttafel, 1 genealogische Tabelle als Falttafel, 567 Seiten. goldgeprägter Ldrbd. der Zeit, 18 cm. Beigebunden 1.: "Merkwürdige Lebensbeschreibung Eleonorä Christinä Gräfinn von Ulfeld einer Tochter Christian des Vierten, Königs in Dännemark und Norwegen hochlöblichen Gedächtnisses. Aus dem Dänischen übersetzt von Christian Gottlob Mengel" (Kopenhagen; Leipzig, Friedrich Christian Pelt 1757, Frontispiz, 17 Bll., 192 Seiten). Das Frontispiz zeigt Corfitz mit seiner Eleonora Christina auf seinem Schoß. Der anonym erschienene Text wird Frederik Christian Schönau (1728-1772) zugeschrieben. - Beigebunden 2.: "Leben und letzte Stunden Christinä von Munk weyland Gemahlinn des Königs Christian des Vierten, und Mutter der Gräfinn von Ulfeld. Nebst einigen Nachrichten von Don Jürgen Ulrich welcher sich für einen Sohn Königs Christian des Vierten, und Christinä von Munk, ausgegeben hat. Und verschiedenen Ergänzungen der Geschichte des weyland Grafen Corfitz von Ulfelds. Aus dem Dänischen übersetzt von Christian Gottlob Mengel" (Kopenhagen; Leipzig, Friedrich Christian Pelt 1757, Frontispiz, Titel, Seiten 193-440). Das Frontispiz zeigt Christina Munck. - Einband stärker berieben und bestoßen, Rücken etwas rissig und mit Abplatzungen an Kopf und Fuß, Vorsätze etwas schattig, vorderer fliegender Vorsatz fehlt, älterer Wappenstempel auf Innentitel, modernern getilgter Besitzvermerk auf Innentitel verso, einige wenige Seiten minimal eselsohrig, sonst gutes Exemplar. 502 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      EX TYPOGRAPHIA BALLEONIANA, 1755 Venetiis, ex Typographia Balleoniana, Anno 1755. In folio; pp.140. Antiporta e 14 tavole a piena pagina incise in rame di Suor Isabella Piccini. Frontespizio e testo in caratteri neri e rossi. Capilettera e finaletti figurati. Molte pagine con musica. Legatura coeva in pelle, stemma in oro ai piatti incorniciati da ricchi fregi. Lievi tracce d'umido. 4 immagini allegate

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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, 1755. 1st Edition. "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."

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      Glasgow & London: R. and A. Foulis / A. Millar and T. Longman, 1755. - Two volumes. [12],xlviii,358,[blank leaf];[4],380pp. Quarto. Contemporary calf, with manuscript spine labels. Some typical foxing early and late, a few marginal smudges, hinges cracked (but sound), spine extremities a trifle chipped, but a very good set in contemporary state. Attractive small collector's label in each volume. First edition of the Irish-born philosopher's last work, edited from the manuscript by his son and published posthumously, with the prefatory 'Life' by William Leechman. After schooling in Glasgow, Hutcheson returned home to establish a private school in Dublin, where he became a figure of some regard in influential circles. In 1729, he returned to Glasgow to assume the Chair of Moral Philosophy, and counted among his students Adam Smith ( his successor and a subscriber to this work), and among his correspondents David Hume. "Hutcheson was a close follower of the third Lord Shaftesbury, and had a great influence upon the Scottish philosophers of the &#145;common-sense&#146; school. His first essays were directed against the selfish and cynical theories of Hobbes and Mandeville. He adopted and developed the &#145;moral sense&#146; doctrine as given by Shaftesbury in contrast to the egoistic utilitarianism of his time.he was apparently the first writer to use Bentham's phrase, &#145;the greatest happiness of the greatest number&#146;.[and] He may be thus classed as one of the first exponents of a decided utilitarianism as distinguished from &#145;egoistic hedonism&#146;" - DNB. KRESS 5445. GOLDSMITHS 8995. HIGGS 935. GASKELL 297

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        A Select Collection of English Plays. Complete in 6 Volumes

      Edinburgh.: Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour., 1755. Very good. Contemporaneous full speckled calf, with five raised bands and gilt lettered calf tiles to each spine. Covers lightly edge-worn. Minor foxing to outermost leaves. A very nice set. Exceptionally scarce. . First printing thus. . Hard. 16mo. 6 1/2".. Very good.

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        Synopsis Medicinae

      56 - London - W. Innys, R. Maney, W. Meadows, J. Pemberton and Robert Davis, 1755 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An English translation of John Allen&#39;s Synopsis Medicinae. Volumes I and III of a three part set. John Allen, (c1660 1741), was an English physician and inventor, mainly remembered for writing medical text books. Allen published Synopsis Universae Medicinae Practicae in 1719, a work which became extremely popular, being printed in many editions at home and abroad, both in Latin and translated into modern languages. This work claims to be entirely practical, and not to deal with the new views and hypotheses which abounded in the medicine of the time, but makes no pretensions to originality. It gives, under the head of each disease, the opinions of various authors, ancient and modern, to which the writer added, especially in later editions, certain observations of his own. Previous owner&#39;s ink inscription to title page of volume III. Binder&#39;s stamp to both front pastedowns of C. Cooper, Birmingham. Condition: In cloth covered bindings. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional ink stamp to title page of both volumes. Generally bright with scatteredfoxing and slight tidemarks to head of textblock of volume III. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Anfangs-Gründe des Gesanges. Ihrer Majestät der Allerdurchlauchtigsten Grossmächtigsten Königinn Friderike Wilhelmine Caroline von Baiern. gewidmet. (München, Falter 1815). Quer 4°. lithogr. Titel u. 88 S., mit lithogr. Notendruck, ohne Ebd.

      - Eitner VII, 381.- Sehr seltener, früher lithographischer Notendruck (über KVK nur 2 Ex in Deutschl. u. 1 Ex. in Italien nachweisbar).- Pietro Persichini (1755-1837) aus Rom war mehrere Jahre Gesangsleher u. Kapellmeister in Warschau, dann bei der Grossherzogin von Baden angestellt.- Sein bekanntestes Werk ist das Stabat Mater von 1812.- Tls. etw. braunfleckig.

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        Dr. Brook Taylor&#39;s Method of Perspective Made Easy, Both in Theory and Practice. In Two Books. Being an Attempt to Make the Art of Perspective Easy and Familiar

      Ipswich, London: W Craighton; J Swan. G: in good condition. Modern rebind with new endpapers. Inscriptions to fep and head of title page and bookplate to front pastedown. Inner margins of prelim pages repaired; edges trimed with sm. amount of loss to engraved areas along outer margins. Edge-tears to pp. 19-20 (book II). Occasional ink marginalia. [1755]. [Second Edition]. Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards. 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). xvi, 78pp; 84pp + index. Illustrated with engraved frontis plate (Hogarth); 22 engraved plates (book I); 29 engraved plates (book II). Presumed Second edition with first edition title page (indicating fifty copper-engraved plates). This edition has an additional 2 plates added to book II, comprising 51 plates in total. This would indicate second edition state. .

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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. Editio Sexta. 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.

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

      London: Published by John Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street in Cheapside, circa 1755. Engraving with original colour. Very good condition. 10 3/8 x 16 7/8 inches (visible). Wood and gold frame. Frame size: 17 1/2 x 23 5/8 inches. A wonderful "vue d&#39;optique" of Westminster London with stunning early colour. During the eighteenth century "vues d&#39;optique" or "perspective views" became extremely popular in England and Europe. Like other optical prints they capitalized on a connoisseur market eager for the latest novelty. English publishers such as John Bowles and Robert Sayer had great success with these optical views, which quickly developed into a collecting craze that swept through print shops on both sides of the Channel. "Vues d&#39;optiques" were specifically designed to create the illusion of perspective when viewed with a zograscope or perspective glass. These viewing devices used a series of reflecting mirrors to enhance the illusion of depth in the print, creating a veritable "view" for the onlooker. Typically these prints depicted city or landscape views, and were horizontal in format. They had roughly the same dimensions and were sold with heavy opaque colouring, so as to show the tints when viewed through the lens. In their heyday, optical prints were a technical revolution; they could be seen in almost every fashionable drawing room, and were enjoyed by the poorer classes in print shops or at traveling fairs. For a small fee the citizens of Europe and England could travel the world without leaving their village. The "vue d&#39;optique" was the first medium to bring the visible appearance of the wider world to a large European public. Ironically the artists and engravers who created these prints rarely had first hand knowledge of the scenes depicted, hence the views were often not as accurate as they were advertised to be. As a result of their constant handling optical prints such as these are rare, especially in good condition. They are not only beautiful images but also a fascinating glimpse into the history of printmaking. John Boydell was one of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver and an industrious publisher, but also a print seller who came to dominate the English print trade. He is best known as the originator of the Shakespeare Gallery, which made him one of the most successful print-sellers of his time. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802, 140-14.

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        Essai sur les grandes operations de la guerre ou Recueil des Observations de différens Auteurs sur la maniere de les perfectionner.

      chez Ganeau,, A la Haye et se trouve a Paris, 1755 - Quattro volumi di cm. 18, pp. lxvi, 368, 96 (2); lxxxvi, 376 (2); 399 (3); 471 (3). Con due tabelle ripiegate e 7 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli su doppio tassello bicolore e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Piccola etichetta alla base dei dorsi. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione fatto salvo per un piccolo difetto d'origine con mancanza di carta all'angolo basso della p. 277 del secondo volume. Opera non comune che fa seguito a: "Essai sur la science de la guerre" dello stesso autore. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, containing the old and New Testaments Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, etc Thomas Baskett, 1755

      Thomas Baskett, Oxford University, 1755. Leather. Used; Acceptable. Leather; English language; No jacket; 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall; a fair reading copy; HEAVY BOOK (approx 3 kg) SO SHIPPING TO UK ONLY EXCEPT BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT - please note that unarranged international purchases will be cancelled and refunded; published at Oxford by Thomas Baskett, printer to Oxford University and to the King (George II): comprises The Book of Common Prayer (Oxford, 1754); the Old and New Testaments (Oxford, 1755) separated by the Apocrypha, An Index to the Holy Bible, or an account of the most remarkable passages; Tables of Scripture-Measures, Weights and Coins, by Right Reverend Richard, Lord Bishop of Peterborough; A Brief Concordance by John Downame (printed for R Ware, at the Bible and Sun on Ludgate-hill, 1752); this combination not mentioned in Darlow & Moule (1903 edition); title page (and next page) of Book of Common Prayer is unattached and tatty, page containing Isaiah XIIâ&#128;&#147;XV is separated and somewhat tatty but present; general condition of pages and binding is good considering age, there are some foxing and other marks but these are usually minor and many pages have no markings at all; Bibles in this period often sold unbound and the binding is not that of a professional bookseller - at least the outer binding is not, using thick leather, stitched at joins and held in place with chords, a remarkable piece of C18th artisan craftsmanship; there are 5 raised bands on spine, underneath the leather, which may indicate a previous professional binding, there is a tear to the leather at the top of the spine which can be easily restitched though it does allow you to see the binder&#39;s craft beneath; leather is scuffed and worn but this adds to the overall impression of a much-used and much-treasured volume; rear endpaper used by a Henry Flesher in 1763 to record family births from 1749-57, including Ann Flesher, who Married into the Marriner woollen mill dynasty in Keighley and who was the grandmother of William Lister-Marriner, from whose descendant this book came into the seller&#39;s hands, there is a lot of biographical information available about this family; more detailed photographs of the book and its contents available on request. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        [Miniature] Kern der Kerkelyke Historie (The Essence of Church History)

      Dordrecht: A. Blusse, 1755. Two volumes. 558pp., paginated continuously. Complete, with thirty-six fine engravings, including the title, portraits of Wycliffe and Luther, and a folding plate of the Synod of Dordrecht (1618). Specifically dedicated to Dutch youth, the history of Christianity starts with Adam and Eve and continues through the Reformation, the persecution of the Protestants, and their emigration to America. A fine copy of this rare young people&#146;s history, in modern morocco binding with gilt rules and floral tools. (Welsh 4140, Spielmann 277, Bondy p. 25, Mikrobiblion 30, American Art Association 68, Houghton 235). (1 15/16 by 1 7/16; 49x33mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Court and City Kalendar, or Gentleman&#39;s Register, For the Year 1755. Containing, I. Rider&#39;s Almanack. II. New and Exact Lists of Both Houses of Parliament. III. The Court Register. IV. Lists of the Army and Navy

      London: Printed for J. Fuller (etc.),, 1755. 24mo, viii, [48] (Rider&#39;s British Merlin in red and black), [2]. 155, [1] pp.; pen notes in an old hand on blanks and verso of title (includes the address of a good chimney sweep), margins cut down but no letters hit, contemporary full leather rubbed and dry, especially at spine, and the covering of the front board detached, only light general age toning to text and block well sewn. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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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. In Two Volumes

      London: Printed by W. Strahan, 1755., 1755. FIRST EDITIONS. 2 volumes; Folio. Complete. Titles in red and green labels. Expertly bound to style by Trevor Lloyd Bindery in a glorious full speckled calf with gilt decorations to spines. A beautiful sympathetic binding which employs a style of decoration that is attractive and highly appropriate. This is an attractive and complete copy of this cornerstone of the English language. Internally clean, some marginal wear to prelims volume I, a few light spots here and there and the armorial bookplate of the Graham of Gartmore to the verso of both title pages. An impressive and handsome set. Dr. Johnson performed with his dictionary the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography. Courtney & Nicol Smith p39-72

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      London: W, Strahan, for J. And P. Knapton, T. And T. Longman, et al, 1755. Two volumes uniformly bound retaining original red and black leather spine labels. Spines are panelled and ruled in gilt. Covers bordered with gilt floral chain. New endpapers. Title-pages are printed in red and black and are in excellent condition with no restorations. Volume 1; Worming pinholes very top of title-page extending to 2D. Minor water-stain near lower gutter of 15 early pages, worming pinhole bottom of 4E to 10Q and middle of fore-edge of 3R to 6F and top of 6F to 9K. Small stain bottom corner of 6F to 6G. 12O is misprinted 11O, and 13P is misprinted 16P. Volume 2; Worm pinhole lower gutter of 15A and 15B, and 20K to 21A. 2" closed tear at fore-edge of 20O without paper loss. Both volumes are collated complete. Occasional brown spotting confined usually to the periphery. In all, a very clean and crisp set throughout, beautifully rebound by a master binder. According to PMM 201, "the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography". See Courtney and Smith p. 54, Printing and the Mind of Man 201, ESTC T117231, Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature p.100. "I have devoted this book, the labour of years, to the honour of my country, that we may no longer yield the palm of philology without a contest to the nations of the Continent". Samuel Johnson. Johnson (1709-1784) was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, literary critic, biographer, editor, lexicographer. His biography and accomplishments require nine pages in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition. . First Edition. Full Brown Tree calf`. Rebound in Contemporary Style.. Large Folio 16 1/4" x 10 1/4".

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        [The Chaise or Carriage Match at Newmarket Heath, August 29th, 1750]

      [London: circa 1755]. Engraving, by Johann Sebastian Müller. Black and gold frame with ormolu corner pieces. A rare print recording a race against the clock when Wright&#39;s carriage travelled 19 miles in fifty three minutes and 27 seconds: an average of 22 miles an hour. This extraordinary &#39;carriage&#39; was built for the Duke of Queensberry and the Earl of Eglinton. They had bet Theobald Taaffe and Andrew Sprowle 1000 guineas that they could not get a carriage &#39;with four running wheels, and a person in. or upon it, drawn by four horses&#39; to travel nineteen miles in one hour. The print is in two halves: the top shows a view of the carriage at speed. the lower section is a plan of the carriage. The signature &#39;J. Wright Invt.&#39; implies that he was the designer of the carriage. This print appears to be the rare precursor to a later aquatint, published by J. Bodger. Cf. Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p.174; Siltzer p.248

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      [New Haven?: James Parker, 1755].. Oblong broadside, 11 x 14 3/4 inches. Accomplished in manuscript and signed by Fitch and his secretary, with remains of red wax seal. Mounted on linen. Paper age-toned, moderately soiled and dampstained. Occasional loss of paper, just touching a dozen words, including "CONNECTICUT" at beginning of title. A good copy. Archivally matted and protected with Mylar sheet. An extremely rare printed form recording Gov. Fitch&#39;s appointment of Nehemiah Dickinson "to be Second Lieutenant of a Company of Foot under the Command of Elihu Chauncey in the Regiment whereof Elihu Chauncey, Esq; is Colonel." Signed by Fitch and his secretary, and endorsed with a red wax seal, the document was accomplished at Norwalk on Sept. 1, 1755. As the printed form indicates, the newly appointed officer would be "part of the forces raised, or to be raised within this colony, for the defense and protection of his Majesty&#39;s territories from further encroachment of the French at Crown-Point, and upon the Lake Iroquois, commonly called by the French Lake Champlain, and for removing encroachments already made there." An extremely rare printed form documenting the raising of colonial troops and the appointment of officers during the French and Indian War. Such printed forms are notoriously rare. Not in NAIP or OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Boston: Printed by John Draper, [1755].. Broadside, 15 x 12 1/2 inches. Docketed in manuscript on the verso. Old folds. Six small closed tears along one fold, but with no real loss of text; small closed tear in lower margin along a fold, with no loss. Old stain in lower right quadrant. Very good. Archivally matted and protected with a mylar sheet. A rare broadside proclamation from Massachusetts governor William Shirley calling on the citizens of the Bay Colony and New England to engage in a public fast on July 3, 1755, in support of British efforts at the outset of the French and Indian War. Shirley asserts that the British colonists must ask God to forgive them for their sins, which have provoked his anger and resulted in a state of warfare in the land. As a result of their sinfulness, Shirley notes, their "French neighbors" and the "Indian savages" have "unjustly and perfidiously invaded" their land. In 1755 the conflict later known as the French and Indian War was just beginning, and Shirley hopes that through repentance God would "mercifully prevent the calamity of a general war." It was not to be, and the French and Indian War did not end until 1763. NAIP and Ford locate only a single copy of this very rare American broadside, at the Massachusetts Historical Society. MASSACHUSETTS BROADSIDES 1019. EVANS 7477. NAIP w017296.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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