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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Fables Choisies Mises En Vers (4 Vols.)

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

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

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

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        The Works of Jonathan Swift , D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin

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

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        A Treatise on the Hydrocele

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

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

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

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

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

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

      . 1755, 22,5 x 28.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Card. Vol. I [-II].

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

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

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

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

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

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        Kirchberg am Wald

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

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

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

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

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

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        England's Treasure by Forraign Trade

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

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

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

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        A Dictionary of the English Language:

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

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

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

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

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

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        Cours du Nil,...

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

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

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

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        Voyage d'Egypte et de Nubie.

      . 2 vols. Copenhagen 1755. (40) + 288 + (2) pp. With copperengraved frontispiece, the authors portrait and 159 fullpage copperengravings showing views, costumes, maps, monuments etc. from Egypt. Fol. A very clean copy on strong paper, with a wide margin bound in 2 beautiful contemporary full leatherbindings with coloured lables. Binding nicely restored by Bayntun. 2 book-plates in upper left corner of the inside of the bindings. * The archaeological interested and artistic talented naval officer Fred. Ludv. Norden undertook in 1737 - 38 on Royal command and expense an archaeological expedition to Egypt. He died, however, before the account of his travel was published, and the work was passed to the Danish Society of the Sciences. It became probably the most magnificent work in the history of Danish book production. The artist Marcus Tuscher was called in to engrave the many large illustrations after Norden's drawings of which a few are carried out by O. H. de Lode. Some of the beautiful initials are engraved by Jonas Haas, who has also engraved the large vignette above the preface drawn by J. M. Preisler together with vignettes drawn by Peter Cramer, who also engraved part of his own drawings. "Det hele Vaerk er af en sjaelden fornem og virkelig pompös Karakter." (Laur. Nielsen). The greatest 18th century Danish travel book. Famous for both its contents, and its printing and illustrations..

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      . Vorstellung der Sächsischen Historie, daraus die sämtlichen Regenten, als die alten Könige oder Heerführer, Marggrafen,... und Churfürsten zu Sachsen... nebst denen zur Geographie, Chronologie, Numismatic,... gehörigen Stücken, der Jugend zu zeigen. Kupferstich v. 2 Platten. Berlin, Buchladen der Real-Schule um 1755, 89 x 44,5 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Seltener Einblattdruck mit 4 gr. kolor. Wappen, div. Stammbäumen u. 11 Reihen mit kl. Büsten u. Porträts, im unteren Teil 5 kl. Detailkarten mit Grenzkolorit.- Aufgezogen mit kl. Randausbesserungen (geringer Bildverlust).

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        Der Neu-eröffneten Guldenen Kunst-Pforte, zu Allerhand raren Curiositäten. Künst- und Wissenschaften. Anderer Theil, dem Frauen-Zimmer, vielen Künstlern und Handwerkern, auch sonsten fast jedermann,...

      Nürnberg, Weber 1755.. 7 Bll., 712 S., 16 Bll. (Register). Mit gest. Frontisp. Pbd. d. Zt. m. Rückensch.. vgl. ADB XV, 80 f. - Enthält Angaben u. Rezepte für Pulvermacher, Feuerwerkskörper, Firnis, Farben, Leder für Handschuhe zu färben, Gold- und Silber-Arbeiten, Schieß-Künsten, Wünsch-Ruthe, Wein und Getränck-Künsten, Bier-Künsten, Seifensieden, Flecken aus Kleidern zu bringen, Seiden-Wurm, Maulwurff, Kräutern Blumen Feldgarten Baum-Künsten, Küchen-Gewächse, Baum-Künste, Mangeln Gebrechen Schäden und Kranckheiten der Bäume, Blumen-Künste...

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        Nürnbergisches Gelehrten-Lexikon oder Beschreibung aller Nürnbergischen Gelehrten beyderley Geschlechtes nach Ihrem Leben, Verdiensten und Schrifften. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden. Nürnberg und Altdorf, Schüpfel 1755-1758. 8° (20,5 x 16 cm). Mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Halbpergament d. Zeit mit Rückenschild (Rücken mit kleinen Läsuren).

      Altdorf, Nürnberg: Schüpfel, 1755. Erste Ausgabe. - Pfeiffer 29539. - Gesuchtes Standardwerk und wichtige Bibliographie für Nürnberg, die Stadt Altdorf und ihre Universität. - Das gestochene Frontispiz zeigt die Symbole der Wissenschaften, mit einer kleinen Silhouette Nürnbergs im Hintergrund. - Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Zweiter Band mit dem Exlibris des Nürnberger Magisters Heinrich Jacob Ledermüller..

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        Descriptio anatomica oculi humani iconibus illustrata.

      Gottingae, Vandenhoeck 1755 - In-4 [222 x 174 mm]. Collation : (16), 272 pp., 7 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.) Edition originale de cet ouvrage fondamental dans l'histoire de l'ophtalmologie. Selon Hirschberg, c'est le premier travail complet sur l'anatomie de l'oeil qui ait jamais été publié. 7 belles gravures, au dessin précis, illustrent ce livre. Garrison-Morton 1484 : "The first complete study of the anatomy of the eye, including the first description of the "zonule of Zinn" and the "annulus of Zinn". Heirs of Hipocrates 607. Becker 426. Coiffe inférieure très légèrement usée. Bon exemplaire. First edition. "The first complete study of the anatomy of the eye, including the first description of the "zonule of Zinn" and the "annulus of Zinn". Illustrated by 7 engraved plates. Contemporary calf. // You can browse all my books on [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Archiepiscoporum mediolanensium series historico-chronologica ad criticae leges. et veterum monumentorum fidem illustrata [.]. Tomus primus [-tertius].

      in Regia Curia ex Aedibus Palatinis,, Mediolani, 1755 - 3 volumi in-4° (cm. 26,8), ottime legature coeve in p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su tassello ai dorsi, tagli gialli; pp. [26] CXXXIX [61] 256 [2], [8] 257-821 [3 bb.], [8] 825-1211 [137] in perfetto stato, con ritratto del dedicatario card. Mesmer a p. pagina (inciso da Mercoro) e ritratto dell'autore n.t. in testata, primo frontespizio bicromo, testo inquadrato in doppia cornice, grandi iniziali e finalini in silografia. Edizione originale. L'opera è introdotta da una biografia del Sassi (filologo dell'Ordine degli Oblati, prefetto della Biblioteca Ambrosaina) scritta da Balthassar Oltrocchi. Cfr. Predari 266; Cat. Hoepli 903. Esemplare superbo.

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        Traité des arbres et arbustes qui se cultivent en France en pleine terre.

      Paris, H. L. Guérin & L. F. Delatour 1755 - 2 volumes in-4. Collation : (4), LXII, 368 pp., 140 planches h.-t. / (4), 387, (1) pp., 114 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches bleues. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition. Cette monographie décrivant plus de 1000 espèces d'arbres et arbustes est illustrée par 4 planches gravées sur cuivre et 250 planches gravées sur bois hors-texte ainsi que de très nombreux bandeaux gravés sur cuivre. Pour la plupart, ces bois sont ceux qui ont illustré les "Commentaires de Dioscorides" de Mattiole. "After having been used for a number of editions until the 17th century, the Mattioli woodblocks were then apparently lost track of until Duhamel du Monceau came upon them and used some of them again with excellent results for his "Traité des arbres et arbustes". Hunt I, p. 98. BEL EXEMPLAIRE EN GRAND PAPIER. Nissen 547.and contemporary marbled calf. // You can browse all my books on

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        Geschichte des Polybius, mit den Auslegungen und den Anmerkungen des Ritters Herrn von Folard etc. worinnen derselbe die Kriegskunst nach allen ihren Theilen nebst einer Betrachtung über den zweyten Punischen Krieg deutlich und gründlich abgehandelt und in vielen Kupferstichen vorgestellt hat. - [5 Bände]. -

      Berlin; Leipzig: Winter 1755-1762,. 5 Bände, Frontispiz, 1 Bl., 322 Seiten, 1 Bl. (Nachricht für den Buchbinder), Tafeln 1 bis 39, 1 gestochene Faltkarte; 1 Bl., 410 Seiten, 1 Bl. (Nachricht für den Buchbinder), Tafeln 1 bis 35 (von 36); 40, 381 Seiten, 1 nicht paginierte Seite (Nachricht für den Buchbinder), Tafeln 1 bis 16, 1 gestochene Karte; 656 Seiten, Tafeln 1 bis 20, 1 gestochene Karte; 498 Seiten, 1 Bl. (Nachricht für den Buchbinder), Tafeln 1 bis 2 und 5 bis 10 (so vollständig), schlichte Ppbde. der Zeit blasse Papier-Rückenschildchen, 25,5 x 20 cm. Bände 1 bis 5 (von 7) der "Geschichte des Polybius". Mit 118 (von 119) gestochenen Tafeln (viele davon als Falttafeln), allen drei gestochenen Karten und mehreren gestochenen Kopfvignetten. - Die Tafeln zeigen Schlachtordnungen und Kriegsmaschinen. Thema sind (entgegen des antikisierenden Titels) sowohl die Schlachten der Antike als auch der Moderne - und die daraus zu ziehenden Lehren. Die Kriegslehren von Folard sind der eigentliche Inhalt der Bände. Der Titel seines Werkes spiegelt vor allem die Wertschätzung Folards für Polybius. - Die Bände enthalten auch die "Abhandlung von der Colonne". - Am Ende von Band 1 findet sich das Subskribentenverzeichnis (Seiten 313 bis 320). Das Verzeichnis listet (oft ohne Adelsprädikat) u.a. Achard, Aderkas, Ahlemann, von Alvensleben, Amstel, von Anhalt, Angely, Arnstädt, Arenswald, von Arnim, von Aschersleben, von Auerswald, Aveman, Backhof, Bandemer, Bardeleben, Barbacksy, Barbot, Barreire, Barfuß, Bassewitz, Baseler, Batzkow, Bausen, Bauvrie, Bawlickowsky, Bajar, Behrenfels, Below, Belling, Bendleben, Bentheim, Benicke, Becketsalva, Behrens, Beausobre, Berner, Berg, Berfelde, Bequignol, Bessel, von Beust, Bevill, Beyer, Biderseee, Billerbeck, Bipern, Biro, Bißing, Bistram, von Bismarck, Blanckensee, Blacha, Blanckenburg, Blomberg, Blumenthal, Bock, Bode, Bohlen, Böhm, Boianowsky, Bonnin, von Borck, Bornstädt, Borne, Borsdorf, Börstel, Boseck, Bönninghausen, Boyen, Brandeis, Brand, Brandstein, Brauchwitz, Braxein, von Bredow, Briest, Britzke, Brock, Brösicke, Brüggenm Bruning, Bruno, Brion, Buchner, Bucke, Buddenbrock, Buggenhagen, Buhler, Burgsdorf, Burghof, Burska, Buttler, Campieur, Canitz, Cannegiesser, Carlowitz, Castillon , Caten, Chambaud, Collrop, Cöthen, Cramer, Cremtzow, Cronenfels, Cursel, Czettritz, Szoesi, Dalwig, Damm, Dargitz, Deginck, Delms, Dessau, Destinon, Diercke, Dieskau, Diezelsky, Diepenbruck, Dingelstedt, von Dohna, Doctoritz, Drauschwitz, Drechsler, Dresky, Drigalsky, Du Clos, Dufayew, During, Dyren, Eberstein, Edel, Egerland, Eichwald, Enbers, Entier, Erlach, Eversmann, Faber, Falckenheim, Feissel, Felix, Ferntheil, Fiebel, Finck, Fircks, Fischer, Flemming, Flesche, Flörcke, Fock, Fort, Fouquee, Franckenberg, Fransky, Frantz, Freidenheim, Frencklin, Freund, Friedrich, Froreich, Gablenz, Gajette, Gaudecker, Gaudy, Gebler, Geist, Gelsdorf, Gerlach, Gersdorf, Gieske, Gilany, Gilsen, Glasenap, Glaubitz Globig, Glöden, Goel Goeppel, Götze, Gohr, Goffin, Goltze, von Goltz, Göltzheim, Grabow, Grabofsky, Grapp, Grapo, Gravius, Grävenitz, Griesheim, Grothusen, Grunckow, Guhlmann, Haacke, Haack, Hagen, Hahn, Hallecius, Haller, Hamilton, Hanstein, Hansen, Happe, Hartung, Hasarzwewsky, Haslocher, Hauchwitz, Haus, Hautcharmoi, Heinrichlin, Held, Hellermann, Heldrit, Henning, Hermsen, Hertzberg, Heuking, Heyden, Hilsheim, von Hindenburg, Hoff, Hoffen, Höffert, Hohendorff, Hoim, Hollig, Hollstein, Hollwedel, Holtzmann, Holtzendorff, Honauer, Horn, Hoverbeck, Humbold, Hund, Jacobi, Jakow, Ickler, Jeetz, Illloswai, Ingersleben, Jonas, Isep, Isselstein, Itzenplitz, Jurgas, Kahlden, Kalben, Kaleburz... Deutlich berieben und stark bestoßen. Insgesamt gering wasserrandig und gering fleckig. Sonst und insgesamt ordentliche Exemplare auf gutem Papier..

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        An Essay Upon the Life, Writings and Character of Dr Jonathan Swift

      London - Charles Bathurst, 1755. London - Charles Bathurst, 1755 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A criticalstudy of the life and works of Jonathan Swift, written by his cousin. Swift is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. John Ruskin named Swift as one of the three people in history who were the most influential for him. Condition: Rebound in a full morocco binding. Externally smart, with just some slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some spotting and patches of foxing throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE with a GOOD interior..

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft, deß Alten und Neuen Testaments, Wie solche von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther Seel. Im Jahr Christi 1522. in unsere Teutsche Mutter-Sprach zu übersetzen angefangen, Anno 1534. zu End gebracht, und vor einigen Jahren bereits Mit den Summarien Herrn Johann Sauberti Seel. auch mit dem Vielfältigen und Lehrreichen Nutzen, über alle Capitel, des Herrn D. Salomon Glassens Seel. ausgefertiget, Anjetzt mit gantz neuen und schönen Kupfer-Bildnissen nebst derenselben beygedruckten Lebens-Läufen, auch andern annehmlichen Figuren samt deren kurzen Auslegungen und angehengten Moralien ausgezieret, dann von denen vorhin eingeschlichenen Druck-Fehlern auf das fleißigste gereiniget, Uber dieses sind nicht allein des seel. Hn. Lutheri und seines Geschlechts wahrhafte und aus uralten Gemählden genommene Abbildungen und Lebens-Lauf beygefüget, sondern auch zu End des ganzen Werks, neben den Christlichen Haupt-Symbolis, ein kurzer und nützlicher Bericht von der Augspurgischen Confession selbsten, wie man sie in dem rechten Original, im Jahr 1530. Kayser Carl dem Fünften überantwortet, beygedruckt worden. Samt einer Vorrede Herrn Joahnn Michael Dilherrns.

      Nürnberg: In Verlegung der Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung;, 1755.. Titelbild, Titel, 5 Bl. Vorreden, 22 Bl. Register, 12 Bl. Lob-Sprüche ..Chur- und Fürstlichen Evangelischen Helden (mit 12 ganzseiten Kupfertafeln), 18 Bl. Lebensbeschreibungen (mit 7 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln); 1181 Seiten (mit zahlreichen Initialen nach J. J. Sandrart und 149 Text-Holzschnitten (75 x 135 mm) und dem Titelbild des NT.), 11 Bl. Augspurgische Confession. Folio (39 x 26 cm). ; Schweinslederband d. Zt. mit ornamentaler Blindprägung über 5 Bünde uns Holzdeckeln mit 2 Schließen und 8 Messingbeschlägen;. Einband berieben, Beschläge mit kleineren Beschädigungen, oberes Kapital etwas eingerissen, Vorsatz mit mehreren Besitzereinträgen, kleiner Wasserrand, nach hinten abnehmend, etwas fingerfleckig. ------------------ Ordentliches Exemplar der Dilherr-Bibel mit den neuen Holzschnitten im ersten Einband.

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        Dargestellt sind Statuen, Säulen und Wandfresken aus einer Villa der antiken Stadt Herculaneum.

      . Gouachierter Kupferstich von G. Nolli nach N. Vanni, Neapel, 1755-92, 35 x 24,5 cm.. Ornamentstichkatalog Slg. Berlin 3947. - Aus "Le Antichita di Ercolano esposte". - Sehr dekorative und farbenfrohe Darstellung. - Gerahmt.

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        Historia genealogica dominorum Holzschuherorum ab Anspach et Harlach in Thalheim cet. patriciae gentis tum apud Norimbergenses tum in exteris etiam regionibus toga sagoque illustris... Item Codex omnis generis diplomata nondum publicata complexus. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Nürnberg, Fleischmann, 1755.. Folio, circa 36 x 23 cm. Gestochener Titel, 20 Bll., 264 SS., 10 Bll., 479 SS., 19 teils gef. Kupfertafeln, 6 gestochene Vignetten und 17 teils gef. Stammtafeln Pappband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Wappensupralibros.. Pfeiffer 22140. Erste Ausgabe des elegant und aufwendig gedruckten Werkes von Gatterer, das "sein Ansehen als Editor und Kritiker von Urkunden begründete" (NDB VI, 89). Mit dem Kupfertitel "Historia illustris gentis Holzschuherianae". Die Kupfer zeigen Portraits, Monumente, gestiftete kirchliche Bauwerke und Reliefs sowie Siegel und Urkunden. - Hier zusätzlich vorne eingebunden ein eigenhändiger, signierter Widmungsbrief von Sigmund Elias Holzschuher, datiert Nürnberg 1804. - Wenig gebräunt, kaum fleckig, nur vereinzelt mit schwachem Feuchtrand. Einband stärker berieben, Ecken bestossen, Wappenprägung abgeschabt. Die Kupfer in schönen, kräftigen Abdrucken.

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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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        A Dictionary of the English Language:

      London.: J and P Knapton; T and T Longman; C Hitch and L Hawks; A Millar; and R and J Dodsley., 1755. London.: J and P Knapton; T and T Longman; C Hitch and L Hawks; A Millar; and R and J Dodsley., 1755 1755, Folio, 2nd ed, VG+. In contemporary tree calf boards, gilt edge tooling. Modern spine (to style), raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to calf labels. Internally Vol 1, titles in red and black inks, contemp. ink name at head (Thos Millington), not paginated but [a1-a2], b-O, B-13B (A>KYD). Vol 2. tp in red and black, ink name at head, [1], 15A-31C1, printed in double columns by W Strahan. Faintest of marginal foxing to a few leaves, pin hole to the o of London at V1 tp, small old paper repair verso final leaf, small hole to rep V1. (Leaves 41*24.7 cm. or 16 1/8 *9 3/4 inches), skillful repair to boards. This edition was published in 165 weekly installments, with each number being 3 or 4 sheets in size. The installments cost 6d making a total of £4 2s 6d. Demand fell off as the work proceeded, 2,300 copies of the early numbers was reduced to 768 copies of L-Z (vol 2), making this the smallest and therefore scarcest of the Folio size volumes in its complete two volume format. An outstanding and uncommon copy of the second, folio edition, of this landmark publication. (Allibone 975. Kent 118). Originally begun in 1747 it took Johnson and 6 assistants (5 of whom were Scottish!), 8 years to produce, instead of the predicted 3. Title continues: 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. A group of booksellers headed by Robert Dodsley perceived the need for a new English dictionary to replace the semi-standard Dictionarium Britannicum of Nathan Bailey (1730). They found a receptive ear in Johnson, who had pondered for many years on the absence of an English equivalent to the great continental glossaries sponsored by public bodies and academies. What was envisaged was something quite different, a commercial venture financed by a consortium of leading figures in the trade. Johnson prepared a short prospectus for the undertaking, and then signed a contract on 18 June 1746. The compiler was to be paid 1500 guineas, out of which he had to defray the cost of his copyists, and delivery was due in three years. It seems miraculous today that the job took as few as nine years to complete. See ODNB.

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        Philosophia Botanica

      Vienna Joannis Thomae Trattner 1755. Worn condition. Front board and plrelims detached. Some foxing. Ex-lib. Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland Reprint Brown hardback leather cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 364pp. 9 b/w plates.

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