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        A Narrative of Four Journeys Into the Country of the Hottentots, and Caffraria in the Years One Thousand and Seventy-Seven, Eight, and Nine.

      William Paterson, FRS (1755 –1810) was a Scottish soldier, explorer, administrator, and botanist best known for leading early settlement in Tasmania. This volume is finely bound in a recent brown half leather over marbled paper boards with raised and gilt spine bands, gilt rules, red spine title box, and leather corners.  The binding is virtually as-new.  The contents are very good with only light intermittent spotting and toning to the engravings as normal.  All 17 copper plates as well as the folding map are present and in excellent condition.  This is one of the first English descriptions of the interior of South Africa. "Patterson accompanied Colonel Gordon (Commander of the Troops of the Dutch East India Company in South Africa) and Jacob van Reenen in several trips to the interior.  In the course of his travels the author penetrated as far as Namaqualand on the west, and the Great Fish River on the south-east.  Although the principal feature of the work is a description of the botanical specimens collected and noted by Mr. Paterson, there are many interesting notes respecting the natives with a few remarks on the Dutch Colonists."  (Mendelssohn, Vol. II, p.143)

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        Bibliotheca Smithiana, seu Catalogus Librorum D. Josephi Smithii Angli per Cognoma Authorum dispositus

      Finely engraved coat-of-arms on title. Title printed in red & black. 4 p.l., xliii, dxix (i.e. dxvii), [1], cccxlviii (i.e. ccclii), [3] pp. Thick large 4to, orig. publisher's vellum over boards, fleuron in gilt in center of covers with gilt fleurons in each corner, double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, brown morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Venice: Typis J.B. Pasquali, 1755. Third edition and the first complete edition of the catalogue of Smith's magnificent collection of incunabula and a few early manuscripts. Smith (1682-1770), was British Consul at Venice and, in 1765, sold his superb library to George III for 10,000 pounds. It thus became the nucleus of the "King's Library" and of the British Museum (now Library). This copy has the 352-page Appendix which reprints in full some 200 prefaces, dedications, and epilogues contained in incunabula -- a unique anthology. Smith's library was rich in incunabula, early printed books, Italian literature, history, art, architecture, and antiquities. Horace Walpole sneered at Smith as "the merchant of Venice" who knew nothing of his books save their title-pages, but the censure is quite undeserved. Fine copy in the original publisher's binding. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 625. De Ricci, pp. 54-55. Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 261-62. .

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        Carte des Possessions Angloises & Françoises du Continent de L'Amérique Septentrionale

      London: Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer, 1755 (but 1757 or 1758). Copper-engraved map by Thomas Kitchin, with full original colour, with contemporary manuscript additions, lower centerfold strengthened outside of image area, in very good condition. 21 5/8 x 29 1/8 inches. A great French and Indian War map from Palairet's 'Atlas méthodique.' This is Palairet's most important map, a fascinating and artistically virtuous depiction of the political situation as it existed at the beginning of the French and Indian War (1756-63). The map colourfully depicts the British and French claims in North America and the unaligned territories in between. The map also includes the westward heading, parallel lines of each British colonies' right of expansion, as granted by one or another Stuart King, extending to the Pacific; all of which, of course, run through lands claimed by France , and presently inhabited by Native tribes. On a more tactical level, the map locates French forts from Nova Scotia to forts on the Missouri and Mississippi. In other words, it is a map that sets the scene for the war just beginning. Despite the French title, Palairet lived in Great Britain and worked for the Royal Family. The map is somewhat partial to Britain, which is shown to possess all of the eastern seaboard north of Spanish Florida up to the south bank of the St. Lawrence River - which in reality lay at the heart of New France. Southern Ontario and the region between the Appalachians and the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers is shown as disputed territory between Britain and France. These regions France considered her own. The map allows French Louisiana, comprising the land west of the Illinois and Mississippi, and the area from the Mississippi Delta to Mobile. As noted below the Explication, this issue of the map features a hand-drawn line in red ink from Bay Vert in Nova Scotia to Lake Ontario, a new 'line of control' that reflects French advances after victories in the first two years of the war. Cutting across Nova Scotia, Maine and New Hampshire, it turns south to include Lake George and Lake Champlain and most of the land ruled by the Iroquois Confederacy. All the French forts in North America have been circled as well in red ink. These revisions, made in the midst of war by one of the publishers, make this state of the map particularly intriguing. This map is based on John Mitchell's immensely influential A Map of the British Colonies in North America, published in 1755. The present map was engraved by Thomas Kitchin, one of London's most esteemed engravers and cartographers. It is adorned by an attractive rococo cartouche. The designation of states of this map will require future bibliographical clarification. The present map is an unrecorded state: dated 1755 and including "Sayer" as one of the publishers, but not including "par Palairet" (as in later states), nevertheless, reflecting events that took place in 1756 and 1757 (victories at Lake Ontario and the taking of Fort William Henry on Lake George). Jean Palairet was born in Montauban, France, but emigrated to England where he became a French tutor to the children of George II. He later wrote several informative books on arithmetic, language, arts and sciences, and geography. The present map is from the second edition of Palairet's greatest work, the Atlas méthodique, a magnificent cartographical demonstration, in which landmasses are shown in various stages of political definition. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps, 755.22; Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress, 3503, map 14; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 56; Stevens & Tree, 'Comparative Cartography', 18; in Tooley, Mapping of America

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        L'Isthme de l'Acadie, Baye du Beaubassin, en Anglois Shegnekto. Environs du Fort Beausejour

      Paris: Chez le Rouge, rue des Augustins, June 1755. Copper-etched map, in excellent condition except for old folds. 12 5/8 x 18 3/8 inches. An important and very rare map that depicts the first battle of the French and Indian War in Canada The Chignecto isthmus was the location of a dividing line between the British region of Nova Scotia and the French territory. The French built Fort Beausejour on the Aulac Ridge early in 1750. The British in response constructed Fort Lawrence (called here Ft. St. Laurent) on the ridge immediately to the east across the tidal Missaquash River. This was generally accepted as the boundary between the territories, although France and England never agreed upon an official boundary. With the construction of Fort Gaspereau at Baye Verte on the shores of the Northumberland Strait, France gained effective control of travel on the Acadian isthmus. The population of the isthmus was still largely Acadian, though the English were actively trying to colonize. The Earl of Halifax had established the port town of Halifax with this in mind in 1749. The map thus establishes the context of the brief battle described below. Tensions deriving from King George's War (1745-48) had never been resolved in the region and both sides were actively trying to undermine the other. The British forces described in the account below consisted of two New England volunteer battalions and one regular British detachment. William Shirley, Governor of Massachusetts, seems to have been one of the primary provocateurs in the confrontation. "The Battle of Fort Beauséjour marked the opening of a British offensive in the French and Indian War (the North American theater of the Seven Years' War). Beginning June 3, 1755, a British army under Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Monckton staged out of nearby Fort Lawrence, besieged the small French garrison at Fort Beauséjour with the goal of opening the Isthmus of Chignecto to British control. After two weeks of siege, Louis Du Pont Duchambon de Vergor, the fort's commander, capitulated on June 16. In June 1755, Lieutenant-Colonel Monckton, commanding a fleet of 31 transports and three Royal Navy warships carrying 270 British regular troops (from the 43rd Regiment of Foot) and 2,000 New England militia, entered Cumberland Basin. The ships dropped anchor at the mouth of the Missaguash River and the British forces were able to land unopposed. Using the nearby British outpost of Fort Lawrence (about three kilometers (2 miles) to the east) as a staging area, Monckton then proceeded to the top of Aulac Ridge. The British offensive began on June 3, with Monckton carefully and methodically advancing on the French fortification from the north. When his forces were close enough on June 13, Monckton began a bombardment with 13 inch mortars. Although the commander of the fort, the Marquis Louis Du Pont Duchambon de Vergor, defied the British for two weeks, there was little the French could realistically do against the numerically superior British forces. On June 16, British mortar fire breached the walls of the fortification and badly mauled the French garrison. De Vergor had little choice but to surrender. The next day, the French abandoned nearby Fort Gaspareaux, severing communications between Acadia and Île Royale (Cape Breton Island), and leaving the British forces in control of the frontier between Nova Scotia and Acadia." (Wikipedia). The aftermath of the relatively minor siege and battle was enormous. Under the pretext of requiring unconditional allegiance to George II, the New England militia forcibly removed 14,000 Acadians from Acadia, about 75% of the French speaking population. This, known as the Great Expulsion, was perhaps the first instance in modern history of an ethnic removal. Jefferys published a version of this map, also in 1755, Shegnecto Bay. A large and particular Plan of Shegnecto Bay .... and the circumjacent country; with the forts and settlements of the French, till dispossessed by the English in June 1755 : Drawn on the spot by an officer, the map dated August . (Phillips p.233). It is not clear which map came first. The LeRouge map is clearly the French version, with French names given priority. Both maps were issued soon after the results of the battle were known. Very few examples of the map have been found. One is in the Bibliotheque et Archives Canada. And an example is listed in an 1889 map catalogue: Le bibliophile americain with the comment: "Très jolie carte gravée à l'eau forte." Catalogue of New-York State Library: 1856. Maps, Manuscripts, Engravings, Coins, &c. (Albany: 1857). p.78; Anderson, The Crucible of War p. 112-114; Chris M. Hand The Siege of Fort Beausejour 1755 (Fredericton: 2004). Not in Phillips, Sellers & Van Ee, or Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada.

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        Map - Canada et Louisiane - Colonial Canada and United States

      Paris: Recueil Contenant Cartes Nouvelles, [1755]. 1st. No binding. Good. Condition: B Color: hand color Size: 19.5 x 24.3 inches, 49.6 x 61.8 cm There is a small, unobtrusive hole in a blank area near Cape Cod and some short tears in the margins and the centerfold. The map has been backed with 18th century paper, apparently for binding into a composite atlas. The backing repairs all the flaws.& , This important map was issued at the outbreak of hostilities in the French and Indian War. The detailed map depicts the entire eastern seaboard from northern Florida to the Strait of Belle Isle, and the Great Lakes region up to Lake Michigan and eastern Lake Superior. The American interests of France, England and Spain are shown in great detail and color-coded. Fort Duquesne is shown in two different places on the map - according to D'Anville and also to Jefferys. A large inset shows the upper Mississippi River valley with the important frontier forts. A smaller inset shows the lower Mississippi and Gulf Coast. A small vignette of Niagara Falls adds further interest to this fascinating map. This is the first state of four. The later issues have revised titles.& Ref: McCorkle #755.23; Sellers and Van Ee #33.&

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

      Amsterdam: R. and J. Ottens, 1755. Engraved map, full period hand- colouring. 22 3/4 x 26 inches. First issue of the Ottens map of the French and English possessions, published on the eve of the French and Indian War. In 1755, Ottens issued a Dutch version of Jean Palairet's important map. The map showed the French and English territorial claims on the eve of the French and Indian War, with the colouring reflecting those claims. The English possessions are shown in yellow, with much of the region between the Appalachians and the Mississippi shown in pink reflecting territory occupied by English settlers or "peuples allies de l'Angleterre." The French claims are coloured in green, encompassing much of Canada and all of a vast Louisiana. French forts are circled in red and a red boundary line extends through Acadia to Lake Ontario. A second issue of the map was published following the Treaty of Paris which ended the war. In that issue, the date has been removed from the title and the colouring keys removed from either side of the scale of miles and the hand colouring on the map reflects the new boundaries following the war. A rare and colourful map of North America published on the eve of the war. Sellers & Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 58; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 755.9; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 575

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        Canada et Louisiane

      Paris: 1755. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Large inset of the upper Mississippi, inset map of the lower Mississippi and the Gulf, small inset view of Niagara Falls. 29 x 22 inches. First state of this important map of the eastern portion of North America, published on the eve of the French and Indian War. "Covers the eastern part of North America from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Includes inset extensions of Louisiana and the present southeastern United States. Shows provinces, numerous towns and cities, forts, mines, rivers, Indian villages and tribal territory, the Great Lakes, and relief. Also includes an inset view, 'Sault du Niagara.' Color is used to identify French, Spanish, and English territorial claims. Annotated in French to show 'les pretensions des Anglois' particularly with regard to boundaries and treaties concerning Nova Scotia" (Sellers and Van Ee). The present first state was published in 1755. With the outbreak of the American Revolution engendering increasing demand for American maps, Le Rouge reworked the plate (adding the boundaries of the new States) and re-titled it Theatre de la guerre en Amérique in 1777. He then re-worked it again and published it in 1787 with the title Carte d'une partie de l'Amérique Septentrionale pour servir a l'Histoire de la dernière guerre. The present first state, however, published on the eve of the French and Indian War is scarce. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 755.23; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 33

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        Nieuwe kaart van de Grootbrittannische volkplantingen in Noord America waar in tevens de Fransche Bezittingen en de Landen, tusschen die beide Volken in geschil staande en de wederzydsche Pretensien duidelyk aangewezen worden. Getrokken uit de beste Kaarten van de Hr. Mitchell en anderen. Ter opheldering van de Hedendaagsche Historie van Groot Brittanje. [New Map of Great Britain’s Colonies in North America including the French lands & those disputed by the two peoples and the mutual claims appropriately delineated. Produced from the best maps by Mr. [John] Mitchell & others. To clarify the modern history of Great Britain]

      Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion, 1755. Copper-engraved map, full period hand colouring. 17 x 20 7/8 inches. An attractive and detailed map of the British, French and Native American claims in North America, at the time of the French and Indian War. This highly detailed map, here with beautiful full original colour, embraces the area from Labrador and Newfoundland in the north, as far south as the northern border of Florida, and as far west as the Mississippi. As the title notes, it is based on John Mitchell's famed map, first published in February 1755. "Shows the English colonies in North America, French territorial claims, select towns and cities, forts, some roads and trails, Indian villages and tribal territory, and relief. Includes historical notes and text" (Sellers and Van Ee). Sellers & Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 63; Koeman Atlantes Neelandici III, 126-135 (see Tir 4:99); McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 769.1.

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        The Scots Magazine 1755-1759, including the first published map of "Pittsburgh"

      Edinburgh: Sands, Donaldson, Murray and Cochrin. 1755-1759. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. 1755-1759. Bound volume of various issues of The Scots Magazine, possibly the oldest publication still in existence. Includes the January, 1759 issue detailing the skirmish between the English and the French that led to the burning of Fort Duquesne in late November, 1758, and the renaming of the settlement after William Pitt: "Pittsburgh". To our knowledge, this is the first published map of Pittsburgh so-named ("London Magazine" also had a similar but not as detailed map of Pittsburgh in its issue for the same month). In original 18th century drab boards, with title inked on the spine in an old hand. Contains: November 1755, Appendix of 1755, 1756, various indices, 1 large fold-out map, January 1758, October 1758 (includes one geometrical plate), November 1758, December 1758, January 1759 (includes map of Pittsburgh), April 1759 (lacks last 15 pages of this month), May 1759 (engraved plate of 5 strange aquatic/bird species). There is obviously some jumping around here, but all months other than April 1759 appear to be complete. Light rubbing to extremeties, but generally very good with tight binding, clean pages. Includes many additional plates and folding maps. Scarce.

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        Invisible Spy, The

      1755. first edition. Scarce First EditionThe Invisible WomanReports On Her Social Espionage[HAYWOOD, Eliza]. The Invisible Spy by Exploralibus. London: Printed for T. Gardener at Cowley's Head..., 1755. First edition. Four twelvemo volumes. (6 5/8 x 3 3/4 in; 168 x 95 mm). iv, 287, [1, adv.]; iv, 312; iv, 312 pp ((p. 158, v.1, and p. 223, v.2 incorrectly numbered 358 and 123 respectively). Woodcut vignette to title pages, woodcut head- tailpieces, initials. Contemporary speckled calf. Blind-tooled edges. Gilt ruled borders. Five raised bands. Gilt-stamped volume numbers to compartments. Chip at lower corner of E10 in vol. II just touching catchword, occasional light dampstains and penciling to margins; upper joint to vol. I starting, others worn yet firm; spine ends worn, with evidence of early restoration. With the contemporary signature of W.W. Robinson to each front paste-down endpaper. An excellent copy of this true rarity in woman's literature. Housed in a custom made felt-lined half brown morocco clamshell case. Spine with five raised bands, lettered and ruled in gilt. Individual felt-lined dividers.OCLC/KVK note only thirteen copies in institutional holdings worldwide and of those, only one copy in the UK (The British Library). Only one copy has come to auction within the last thirty-five years. Patrick Spedding, Haywood's bibliographer, reports to us that he does not own a copy of this key - and extremely rare - book in Haywood's ouevre.The Invisible Spy was one of Haywood's last novels, appearing one year before her death in 1756, after earlier in the decade turning away from writing the sort of scandalous novels that had made her reputation. "By this period of her career, Haywood was claiming to be a reformed character and, in the guise of her authorial persona, admitted in the opening installment of The Female Spectator, that 'My Life, for some Years, was a continued Round of what I then called Pleasure, and my whole Time engross'd by a Hurry of promiscuous Diversions'" (Ruth Facer, Eliza Haywood, Chawton House Library). Yet Haywood did not become a prig. In The Invisible Spy, her moral stance is, at best, ambiguous: A woman acquires an Invisibility Belt from the proprietor of a Cabinet of Curiosities and uses it to surreptitiously explore the social and political scene and discover what occurs behind closed doors. But the book's popularity was not in any way questionable: In the same year, editions out of Dublin and Edinburgh were issued, and four subsequent editions were published, the last in 1788.Eliza Haywood (1693-1756) dominated the contemporary British market for amorous fiction. Haywood (née Elizabeth Fowler) was an English writer, actress and publisher. Since the 1980s, Eliza Haywood’s literary works have been gaining in recognition and interest. Described as “prolific even by the standards of a prolific age” (Blouch, Christine. Introduction to Eliza Haywood and the Romance of Obscurity.” Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 no. 31 (1991): 535-551.), Haywood wrote and published over seventy works during her lifetime including fiction, drama, translations, poetry, conduct literature and periodicals. Haywood is a significant figure of the long 18th century as one of the important founders of the novel in English. Today she is studied primarily as a novelist. Haywood’s writing career began in 1719 with the first two installments of Love in Excess, a novel, and ended in the year she died with conduct books The Wife and The Husband, and the biweekly periodical The Young Lady. She wrote in several genres and many of her works were published anonymously.Haywood, Delarivier Manley and Aphra Behn were known as the Fair Triumvirate of Wit and are considered the most prominent writers of amatory fiction. Eliza Haywood’s prolific fiction develops from titillating romance novels and amatory fiction during the early 1720s to works focused more on “women’s rights and position” (Schofield, Mary Anne. Eliza Haywood. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1985, p. 63)Haywood’s first novel, Love in Excess; or The Fatal Enquiry (1719-1720) touches on themes of education and marriage. Termed an amatory bodice-ripper by some, this novel is also notable for its treatment of the fallen woman.She began her career as an actress in 1715. During the second half of the 1720s, Haywood continued acting, moving over to the Haymarket Theatre to join with Henry Fielding in the opposition plays of the 1730s. In 1729, she wrote Frederick, Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburgh to honor the future George II of the United Kingdom. George II, as Prince of Wales, was a locus for Tory opposition to the ministry of Robert Walpole. As he had made it clear that he did not favor his father's policies or ministry, praise for him was demurral from the present king. Eliza Haywood was active in politics during her entire career, although she had a party change around the time of the reconciliation of George II with Robert Walpole: She became a staunch Tory and an enemy of Walpole. She wrote a series of parallel histories/roman á clefs, beginning with Memoirs of a Certain Island, Adjacent to Utopia (1724), and the present novel(1727), these her most well known. In 1746 she began to publish a journal, The Parrot, which got her questioned by the government for political statements about Charles Edward Stuart, as she was writing just after the Jacobite Rising. This would happen again with the publication of A Letter from H-- G----g, Esq. in 1750.Eliza Haywood is now regarded as "a case study in the politics of literary history" (Blouch, pp. 7-8). She has also been re-evaluated by feminist scholars and is highly rated. Interest in Haywood’s work has been steadily growing as her importance has been recognized, with much scholarship, biographies, and collections and reprints of her novels, which are regarded as stylistically innovative. Her plays and political writing attracted most of the attention in her own time, and she was a full player in the difficult public sphere. Spedding Ab.69.1. Whicher 32. ESTC T142450.

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        The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha. To Which is Prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life

      London: A. Millar, T. Osborn, 1755.. First edition of the important Smollett translation of Don Quixote, with 28 fine copper-engraved illustrations by Francis Hayman. Folio, 2 volumes. Bound in contemporary calf, gilt tooling to the spine, marble endpapers. All edges gilt. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities. A handsome copy.

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        The History and Adventures of the renowned Don Quixote, Translated from the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. To which is prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life. By T. Smollett

      London: Printed for A. Millar, T. Osborn, &c., 1755., 1755. FIRST EDITION OF SMOLLETT'S TRANSLATION. 2 volumes; 4to (290 x 230mm). Bound in recent full speckled and panelled calf, red and black title labels, titled in gilt a handsome modern binding to style. Edges speckled red. Internally clean. Professional repair to margin of frontispiece Volume I, with some minor edgewear to prelims. Some isolated dampstaining to lower edge of a couple of pages of Volume I. Some very light marginal foxing. Errata leaf at end of Volume II. A clean and handsome set in an attractive binding. Illustrated with 28 fine, sharp, copper engraved plates by Ravenet, and Grignion from Hayman's designs. A lovely set of this superb production, Smollett's only illustrated quarto, and Hayman's best book according to Rothschild.

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        The Works of Jonathan Swift

      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 FÈnÈlon'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.Lowndes, p. 2557; Teerink, 87.

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      Aberdeen, F. Douglass and W. Murray; London, sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, 1755.. 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. In two volumes, FIRST EDITION 1755. 8vo, 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.

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      London: Thomas Jefferys, Nov. 29th, 1755 [but ca. 1764].. Copper-engraved map, on four unjoined and untrimmed sheets as issued. Sheet size: of each 29 3/8 x 21 3/8 inches. Very good. The largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published, and one of the great maps of the east coast of America, by one of the greatest figures in 18th-century cartography: "Mead's contributions to cartography stand out...At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards" (Cumming, p.47). This is the grandest, most accurate and detailed map of New England produced during the British colonial period. It depicts the entire region from Long Island Sound up north to the line of 44'30 of latitude. While it shows that the coastal areas and the lower Connecticut Valley were well settled, areas of the interior, especially in New Hampshire and the future Vermont were just developing, with the early boundaries of townships having recently been established by surveyors. Importantly, this map contains two highly- detailed cartographic insets, one of the city of Boston (upper left), and another of Boston Harbor on the lower right sheet. The map is also adorned with a very handsome pictorial title cartouche, depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The present map is the first issue of the second edition of this work, and has been significantly updated from the original issue of 1755. The map's publisher, Thomas Jefferys was the leading British mapmaker of the mid-18th century. He became geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and then to King George III in 1760. He published a remarkable number of maps and charts, and is best known for his work, THE AMERICAN ATLAS (1775). This map's maker, John Green, was an intriguing and larger-than-life figure, who has been called "the genius behind Jefferys." In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland around 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and moved to London in 1717. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress, and assumed his alias after his release from prison. He worked with Ephraim Chambers on his UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that he "had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer...One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps...Mead's contributions to cartography stand out...At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit" (Cumming, p.45). DEGREES OF LATITUDE 35. McCORKLE, NEW ENGLAND IN EARLY PRINTED MAPS 755.19 (first edition/state). SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS & CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA & WEST INDIES 799. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 33(c), in Tooley, THE MAPPING OF AMERICA. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer" in IMAGO MUNDI VI (1950), p.89- 91 (ref). Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" in IMAGO MUNDI VIII (1951), p.69. CUMMING, BRITISH MAPS OF COLONIAL AMERICA, pp.45-47.

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England

      London, 1755. No Binding. Very Good. 40 x 38 ¼ inches. Printed on four sheets, joined and mounted. Original outline color, possibly refreshed; both sheets trimmed to neatline and mounted on thick paper, some areas of fold wear with slight losses, very good overall; museum-mounted and framed. The very rare, second edition, state one (as in Stevens & Tree) that introduced many improvements and additions, including the fine street plan of Boston at upper left. "The most detailed and informative pre-Revolutionary map of New England, . . . [and] its large size allowed the delineation of town borders as well as the inclusion of numerous place names not available on any earlier map of the region in manuscript or in printed form." (Benes) It was also one of the first printed maps to show some of New England's roads, including the Post Road. As a result, cartographic light was shed for the first time, on a printed map, on New England's interior, which had received scant attention on previous maps of the Northeast. A full account of the many improvements introduced by this state of the map has yet to be given, but many can be pointed out. What is now northern Vermont and New Hampshire is laid out in townships for the first time, and new topographic detail is added to these areas as well. The upper Connecticut River and its tributaries have been re-drawn along with Lake Sunapee. Counties have been added to Rhode Island, and the spelling of several place names has been corrected. The plan of Boston is richly detailed with its streets and major structures identified and several major fires in the city's history noted. Below the cartouche is an attractive engraving of the Pilgrims' landing in Plymouth, to the left of which is a quite detailed chart of Boston Harbor. The map was based primarily on an extremely rare and little known work by the Boston physician, William Douglass, posthumously published in 1753. Douglass spent 20 years in the preparation of his remarkable map. The present map was compiled from this and other sources by the very talented though troubled Braddock Mead. Records of the period (see Cumming reference below) indicate that Mead was "on the lam" in London through most of his career for attempting to coerce a 12-year old Irish heiress into marriage, an offense then punishable by death in Ireland, Mead's homeland. Mead worked in London under the assumed names of Rogers and John Green until his suicide in 1757. Stevens & Tree 33 c, pp. 70-71 in Tooley, Mapping of America; Sellers & Van Ee 798; Benes, P. New England Prospect no. 12, pp. 15-16; cf. Cobb, Krieger et al, Mapping Boston, pl. 16, pp. 100-101, cf. fig. 2, p. 41; McCorkle 755.19; Cumming, W.P. British Map of Colonial America pp. 45-47; Goss, J. Mapping of North America no. 66.

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        A New Map of Jamaica, In which the Several Towns, Forts, and Settlements are accurately laid down...the Greatest part drawn or corrected from actual surveys made by Mr. Sheffield and others, from the year 1730 to the year 1749

      London: [At lower center:] "Published according to Act of Parliament 1755.". Copper-engraved wall map with inset: "A General Plan of Port Royal" by J. Bayly, on two joined sheets, with original outline colour, in very good condition. 29 x 54 1/4 inches. An unrecorded state of the "The first large-scale map of Jamaica" This large, dramatic map of Jamaica, the first large scale map of the island, corresponds to the new importance and interest the island had for the British due to the vast fortunes compiled in sugar and slaves. This map, which includes topographical details and some roads, shows the sites of many sugar plantations, most of which were located in the southeast near the harbors. Kapp notes two states, the first with the imprint of John and Carrington Bowles (1755), the second with that of Carrington Bowles and Robert Wilkinson (1790). This example has no imprint, but still bears the date 1755. It is probably an intermediate state between those listed by Kapp. Aside from the lack of imprint, this example is identical to Kapp's first state. The map is the most detailed and exact for Jamaica published to its time. It locates "Gentleman's Seats," sugar works, churches, taverns, "crawls," "ginger, coffee, and indigo settlements," barracks, etc. The large inset shows both the portion of Port Royal destroyed in the earthquake of 1692, and that part which was still standing. Twenty-four sites in the town are identified by key. Patrick Browne was an Irish physician, who traveled extensively, settling in Jamaica in 1746. He had a keen interest in botany and history, and he published "A Civil and Natural History of Jamaica" in 1756, with plant illustrations by Georg Ehret. Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies, 1916; See Kit Kapp, "The Printed Maps of Jamaica up to 1825," (MCS 42), 71, plate 25 (first state.) Not in National Maritime Museum Catalogue.

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        Antiquitatum Romanarum Iurisprudentiam Illustrantium Syntagma. Secvndvm Ordinem Institvtionvm Ivstiniani Digestvm In Qvo Mvlta Ivris Romani Atqve Avctorvm Vetervm Loca Explicantvr Atqve Illvstrantvr. Editio Nova Prioribvs Emendatior Et Locvpletatior

      Straßburg, Dulssecker 1755. 20 cm. 2 Teile in 2 Bänden; (22), 576; 408, (40) Seiten mit 1 gestochenen Frontispiz, 1 gestochenen Vignette und 1 gefalteten Verwandtschaftstafel. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - Stintzing / Landsb. III/I, 182ff (vgl.) - 5. Ausgabe von Heineccius' erstmals 1719 erschienenem Hauptwerk. Kanten stellenweise bestoßen, leicht gebräunt, in Band 2 Feuchtigkeitsrand, Stempel auf Titel und Frontispiz-Rückseite - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -

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        A Lecture On Earthquakes; read in the Chapel in the Harvard-College in Cambridge, N.E., November 26th 1755. On the Occasion of the Great Earthquake Which Shook New England the Week Before

      8vo (8 ½ x6), later ¾ morocco and marbled boards, 38 pp., half title present. Text detached from binding, some edge wear, half title detached, two leaves with repaired tears, light soiling; otherwise very good. This is a very rare pamphlet on earthquakes (no copies currently listed on the internet). The lecture and pamphlet on the subject was the result of a significant earthquake that did considerable damage to Boston on November 18, 1755. Winthrop (1714-1779) is generally considered a pioneer in the science of seismology. He computed the wave-like motion and speed of earthquakes, and established the direction and epicenter of the quake. He also emerged victorious in a controversial debate with the prominent Boston minister Thomas Prince, who insisted that ?earthquakes were manifestations of God?s wrath?, and denied the role of natural causes. Winthrop would become an important official at Harvard, and strongly supported the Revolutionary cause. Evans 8522. Sabin 104857.

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        Partie de l'Amérique Septent.? qui comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada

      [Paris]: Vaugondy, 1755. Copper-engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Large inset map of the Great Lakes titled Supplement pour Les Lacs de Canada. 19 1/2 x 25 5/8 inches. A fine mid-eighteenth-century map of southeast Canada, with an inset of the Great Lakes, published at the time of the French and Indian War. This map is one of the best large format regional maps of the period, with exceptional detail, particularly in the Great Lakes inset which is based upon Charlevoix. The large decorative cartouche by Choffard is particularly attractive. This an example of Kershaw's second state, with the addition of "I. Charlton" in James Bay. Pedley 459; Karpinski Bibliography of the Printed Maps of Michigan, pp141-42; Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada 355; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 755.36; Holmden 33; Lepine 1400; cf. Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 61.

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        A View of Exeter College back gate (a), the Musaeum (b), the Theatre (c), the Printing House (d), &c. in the University of Oxford / Veuë de la Porte de derriere du College d'Exeter (a), du Musaeum (b), du Theatre (c), de l'Imprimerie (d), &c. dans l'Université d'Oxford

      London: Printed for John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, & John Ryall at Hogarth's Head in Fleet Street, circa 1755. Engraving. Very good condition. 11 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches (visible). Gilt frame. Frame size: 20 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches. A fine print of the picturesque buildings of Exeter College, most likely from a series of eight topographical views of Oxford engraved by William Woollett (1735-1785) after Donowell and originally published by his mentor John Tinney. Originally known as Stapeldon Hall after its founder, Walter de Stapeldon, Bishop of Exeter, Exeter College was founded in 1314. For several decades, its student body was comprised entirely of clergyman primarily from southwestern England; however, over time, it gradually became more diverse. Many of the buildings in the school's quadrangle were completed by the early eighteenth century, a period during which the caliber and number of students attending the college and the university as a whole flagged. By Victorian times, Exeter reestablished its reputation for academic excellence and underwent a significant increase in attendance. Not much is known about the architect and engraver John Donowell, who executed a number of topographical prints and drawings, primarily of London, including views of the Ironmongers' Hall, St. Giles in the Fields Church, Chiswick House, and Marlyebone Gardens. He exhibited his works during the 1760s at the Free Society of Artists and at the Incorporated Society of Artists and Royal Academy in the 1770s and 1780s. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 4, p. 675; cf. Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler, Vol. 9/10, p. 455; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        1755 'Partie occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou Canada'. Issued by Homann Heirs

      Homann Erben Atlas compendiarivs book, 1755. No binding. Very Good. Excellent condition: AAA Colour: Hand colour. Size: 21 x 17 inches The colour is certainly in a period style but is probably modern., A cartographic landmark of the region. Noteworthy for the introduction of the islands in Lake Superior, which would remain on maps for nearly a century. The map summarizes the French knowledge of the region and shows the river systems discovered by French explorers, forts and settlements, and Indian Villages. The chart incorporates the work of Sieur de La Verendrye, the last of the great French explorers in North America. & This map shows the geographic relationships between the European colonial spheres of power on the eve of the Seven Years War. Three European nations shared the North American continent: France occupied the north and centre, England the east coast, and Spain, the south.& First issued by Bellin in 1745 and re-issued by the Homann Heirs on the eve of the French & Indian War.

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        Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

      [Paris: Bellin], 1755. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. 19 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches. Bellin's foundation map of eastern Canada. First issued in 1744, Kershaw has identified 4 editions of the map, with multiple states, by Bellin (plus a subsequent re-issue by Homann Heirs). The present map is an example of the final state by Bellin. "Numerous changes have been made to the plate, notably the left-hand corner, west and south of Lake Champlain, has been completely re-engraved, with changes to the Saint Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Cape Cod ... Notably 'la Pointe Riche' has been added towards the top of the west coast of Newfoundland, somewhat surprising for a French map" (Kershaw). Importantly, this map would be the basis for many future mappings of the region, including those by Homann Heirs, Bowen, Jefferys and Turner. Kershaw,Early Printed Maps of Canada III:689; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 3498; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 622.

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

      London: Printed by W. Strahan, for J. and P. Knapton; T. and T. Longman; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; and R. and J. Dodsley, 1755. Two volumes. Hardcover, bound in period style half mottled calf over marbled boards with newer endpapers. An attractive set, the first volume cracked along the front hinge but holding; the second volume neatly rebacked, the text block with light, largely marginal foxing. Provenance: From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.. Folio - 10" x 16".

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        A Dictionary of the English Language. In Which the Words are Deduced From Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples From the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed A History of the Language, and an English Grammar

      London: Printed by W. Strahan, 1755, 1756., 1755. SECOND EDITION. 2 volumes; Folio. Bound in recent full speckled calf with red and black titles to spine. Pin hole to title page. Internally crisp and clean. Some minor thumbmarks here and there, small closed tear to first page of Volume II. Minor isolated and very marginal dampstaining to a few leaves at the rear of Volume I. A few slightly dog eared pages and a couple of creases. An imposing, clean and handsome copy of one of the most important works in, and indeed regarding, the English language. The Second Edition is the scarcest of the Folio editions; only 768 complete sets were printed (2,300 of vol.I, and 768 of vol.II). "... Johnson introduced into English lexicography principles which had already been accepted in Europe but were quite novel in mid-eighteenth century England. He codified the spelling of English words; he gave full and lucid definitions of their meanings (often entertainingly coloured by his High Church and Tory propensities); and he adduced extensive and apt illustrations from a wide range of authoritative writers". "In the field of English lexicography Johnson's greatest followers were the American, Webster, and the compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary; but despite the progress made during the past two centuries in historical and comparative philology, Johnson's book may still be consulted for instruction as well as pleasure. Fleeman 55.4D/2. Carter and Muir, Printing and the Mind of Man.

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        Vollständiger Lehrbegriff der Optik nach Herrn Roberts Smiths Englischen

      mit Aenderungen und Zusätzen ausgearbeitet von Abraham Gotthelf Kästner. Engraved allegorical vignette on title & 22 folding engraved plates. 12 p.l., 531, [5] pp. Large 4to, cont. half-sheep & speckled boards (light foxing throughout), spine gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Altenburg: Richter, 1755. First edition in German (1st ed.: 1738). This is an important edition, containing the valuable alterations and additions of Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (1719-1800), professor of mathematics and physics at the University of Göttingen. He became "an influential figure through his teaching and writing; Göttingen's reputation as a center of mathematical studies dates from that time. Kaestner is also known in German literature, notably for his epigrams...Kaestner owes his place in the history of mathematics to his great success as an expositor and to the seminal character of his thought. His output as a writer in mathematics and its applications (optics, dynamics, astronomy), in the form of long works and hundreds of essays and memoirs, was prodigious."-D.S.B., VII, p. 206. This was "the most influential optical textbook of the eighteenth century."-D.S.B., XII, p. 477. It is largely based on the optics of Newton. "Of the four books...the first deals in a non-technical manner with the fundamental experiments in optics, while the second provides a more formal treatment of the geometrical theory of the subject. Smith studied the problem of spherical aberrations in greater generality than his predecessors, Barrow and Huygens. The third book describes apparatus for grinding and polishing lenses and specula, and it gives a complete account of the construction, adjustment, and use of the principal optical instruments, while the fourth book gives a history of telescopic discoveries in the heavens."-Wolf, History of Science, II, p. 171. There is a long chapter on various microscopes. An absolutely lovely copy with attractive stenciled endpapers. Bookplate of the Augustiner-Chorherrenstifts Rottenbuch in upper Bavaria. ❧ Clay & Court, History of the Microscope, pp. 46, 70, 98, 110, 116, 117, & 229-31. King, History of the Telescope, pp. 56, 78, 84-85, & 120. .

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

      London: Printed by W. Strahan for J. & P. Knapton, T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, A. Millar, and R. & J. Dodsley, 1755. 2 volumes, folio. (16 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches). Titles in red and black, all but the preface set in two columns. Expertly bound to style in half 18th century russia over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, red and black morocco lettering pieces in the second and third compartments. First edition of Johnson's Dictionary. This work has at various times been called "the most important British cultural monument of the eighteenth century" (Hitchings); "the only dictionary [of the English language] compiled by a writer of the first rank " (Robert Burchfield) and first genuinely descriptive dictionary in any language. "Johnson's writings had, in philology, the effect which Newton's discoveries had in mathematics" (Webster). "It is the fate of those that toil at the lower employments of life, to be rather driven by the fear of evil, than attracted by the prospect of good; to be ... punished for neglect, where success would have been without applause, and diligence without reward. Among these unhappy mortals is the writer of dictionaries ... Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach" (Johnson, preface to the present work). Samuel Johnson's monumental work, which drew on all the best ideas and aspects of earlier dictionaries, was published on April 15, 1755 in an edition of 2000 copies. The price was a high one £4 10s, or £3 10s to the trade. The group of publishers whose names appear in the imprint were joint proprietors, having paid Johnson £1575 in installments for copy which took him eight years to complete, although in the final months publication was held back for the granting of his Oxford M.A. (Feb. 20, 1755). Some of Johnson's advance was used to rent the well-known house in 17 Gough Square, where the garret became his "dictionary work-shop." He called on the assistance of six amanuenses, five of whom, Boswell proudly records, were Scotsmen, and who were almost derelict when he hired them. "With no real library at hand, Johnson wrote the definitions of over 40,000 words...illustrating the senses in which these words could be used by including about 114,000 quotations drawn from English writing in every field of learning during the two centuries from the middle of the Elizabethan period down to his own time" (W. Jackson Bate, Samuel Johnson (New York, 1977), p.247. "It is the dictionary itself which justifies Noah Webster's statement that Johnson's writings had, in philology, the effect which Newton's discoveries had in mathematics. Johnson introduced into English lexicography principles which had already been accepted in Europe but were quite novel in mid-eighteenth-century England. He codified the spelling of English words; he gave full and lucid definitions of their meanings (often entertainingly colored by his High Church and Tory propensities); and he adduced extensive and apt illustrations from a wide range of authoritative writers...but despite the progress made during the past two centuries in historical and comparative philology, Johnson's book may still be consulted for instruction as well as pleasure" (PMM). The Dictionary was issued with two titlepages, identifying the volumes as "I" and "II," and is usually divided between the letters "K" and "L," as here. Although Fleeman estimates that "more than half" of the 2000 copies survive, their condition is extremely variable. The great weight of the work ensured that when standing upright and even when stoutly bound, the covers were likely to detach with time. Once the covers were loose, damage to the titles and the other outer leaves was almost inevitable. Courtney & Smith p. 54; Chapman & Hazen p. 137; Fleeman Bibliography I, p.410; Grolier English 50; cf. H. Hitchings Defining the World (ref.); PMM 201; Rothschild 1237; Slade & Kolb Johnson's Dictionary pp.105-113; cf. William B. Todd 'Variants in Johnson's Dictionary, 1755', pp.212-3 in The Book Collector vol.14, number 2, summer 1965.

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        COLLECTION ACADEMIQUE, composée des Mémoires, Actes, ou Journaux des plus célèbres Académies & Sociétés Littéraires étrangères, des Extraits des meilleurs Ouvrages Périodiques, des Traités particuliers, & des Pièces Fugitives les plus rares; concernant L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE ET LA BOTANIQUE, LA PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE ET LA CHYMIE, LA MEDECINE ET L'ANATOMIE.

      - Dijon, Paris & Auxerre, Desventes, Fournier, Desaint & Saillant, Panckoucke, (etc.), 1755-1770. 20x26 cm. Série de 11 volumes (7 tomes consacrés aux chercheurs étrangers et 4 tomes aux chercheurs français), abondamment illustrée de planches dépliantes. Reliures de l'époque, en suite, en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés. Titre sur pièces de peau beige. Tomaison sur fond noir. Papier frais. Quelques traces d'usage sur l'ensemble, et petits manques aux coiffes supérieures des tomes 5, 10 et 11, sinon ensemble en excellent état et très intéressant. La "Collection académique" était pour les XVIIIème siècle l'équivalent de l'actuel "Science et vie", à la différence prêt que les articles publiés dans la "Collection académique" avaient généralement été publiés auparavant dans de petites revues. Les plus grandes découvertes scientifiques (européennes) de l'époque y ont été consignées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pianta della città di Firenze nelle sue vere misure colla descrizione dei luoghi più notabili delle cose di ciascun quartiere.

      Incisione in rame, colorata, mm 513x695.

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        Flora Svecica Exhibens plantas per Regnum Sveciæ Crescentes. Systematice Cum Differentiis Specierum, Synonymis Autorum, Nominibus Incolarum, Solo Locorum, Usu Oeconomorum, Officinalibus Pharmacopæorum. Editio Secunda Aucta et Emendata.

      Lars Salvius, Stockholm, 1755. (4), XXXII, 464, (30) s. + en utvikbar graverad plansch (Linnea). 2:a upplagan. Samtida trevligt halvfranskt band med ryggdekor. Lätt skavt band med stötta hörn, se bild. Försättsblad med några namnteckningar samt namnteckning och årtal (1779) på titelbladet. Lite fula fläckar på sid 81 och 145 samt några fula fläckar på appendixet. De flesta numreringarna överstrukna med ett tunt bläckstreck (fram till 958). För övrigt lätt åldersfäckad inlaga. Ett trevligt och komplett ex med ålderspatina.. Denna andra upplaga innehåller 1296 växter (56 fler än i första upplagan)

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft deß Alten und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther im Jahr 1522 in unsere Teutsche Mutter-Sprach zu übersetzen angefangen, Anno 1534 zu End gebracht... Samt einer Vorrede J.M. Dilherrns.

      Gestoch. Frontispiz, 28 Bll. (inkl. das zweifarbig gedr. Tbl. mit schöner Vignette), 12 Blatt mit 11 ganzs. nummer. Porträtkupfer der Kurfürsten und sächsischen Herzöge; 6 Blatt mit Luthers Leben und einem ganzs Porträt von Luther. 2 Blatt mit Lebensbeschr. von Abraham und Aaron. (= 48 unpag. Blatt) 1181 Seiten mit 11 Blatt "Register". Inkl. 7 (6 davon nummeriert) Kupfertafeln mit 144 Holzschnittabb. im Text. Blindgeprägter Schweinsledereinband über Holzdeckeln mit 8 Messing-Eckbeschlägen (sog. "Biernägeln") sowie mit Lederresten von den 2 Schließen. (Messingschließteile am oberen Buchdeckel vorhanden) Folio. Einthält das "Alte" (Seite 1 - 912) und das "Neue" Trestament (Seite 913 - 1181). Mit einem ganzseit. Frontispiz von dem "Neuen Testament". Holzdeckel ein wenig "Wurmspurig" sonst gut bis sehr gut. Erste Seiten leicht fingerschmutzig. Vorsatz mit handschr. Eintragungen der Vorbesitzer das Älteste datiert mit 1728 (??) das "jüngste" von 1943. Fast lückenloser Familiennachweis.

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        A Summary Historical and Political of the Improvements and Present State of the British Settlements in North America 2 Volumes

      London: R Baldwin, 1755.. First UK Edition. Full-Leather. Good Plus/No Jacket. 21 X 13 Cms Hardcover First UK printing of these two volumes giving the history of the British Settlements in North America. 568 pages in first volume and 416 pages in second, light to medium foxing on some pages, a little heavier on endpapers, lengthy neat ink comments on front endpaper, few other ink notations on endpapers and ink annotations on a few pages. Bookplates of John Peyto Verney and Robert John Verney, both Lord Willoughby de Broke, in each volume.. Original map opposite title page in volume one, this map is in very good condition. Both volumes bound in full leather which is worn with splits on outer hinges but binding is holding. A good two volume set of a scarce work SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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        Imperii romani occidentis, scilicet et orientis tabula?

      Incisione in rame, mm 500x1085, colorata d'epoca sui confini. A destra e sinistra troviamo due ampie legende storiche.Bella carta dell'impero romana ricavata dal modello sansoniano. Bell'esemplare con piccoli restauri alle pieghe centrali.

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        Le Nouveau Parfait Maréchal, ou la connoissance generale et univeerselle du Cheval, divisé en sept traités. 1. De sa Construction. 2. Du Haras. 3. De l'Ecuyer & du Harnois. 4. Du Médecin, ou Traité des Maladies des Chevaux. 5. Du Chirurgien....

      A Paris, Chez la Veuve Bordelet, 1755. 1755 In-4° (262x198mm), pp. (36), 641, bella legatura coeva p. pelle nocciola marmorizzata con dorso a nervi adorno di titolo in oro entro tassello granata, filetti, fiorellini e tralci vegetali dorati entro scomparti. Tagli marmorizzati azzurri, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Frontespizio in rosso e in nero. Antiporta con ritratto dell'autore in ovale inciso da Tardieu, 29 tavole in rame ripiegate (inserite disordinatamente dal legatore settecentesco, ma è presente tutto l'apparato iconografico) con raffigurazioni ippologiche e, fra le pp. 516-517, 20 tavole in rame con raffigurazioni di numerosissime varietà di piante medicinali. Dedicatoria al Conte di Maurepas, Ministro e Segretario di Stato, sormontata da vignetta allegorica con il suo blasone incisa da Scotin. Nutriti indici delle materie in principio ed in fine. Ex-libris. Minimi restauri alle cuffie. Esemplare assai bello. Terza edizione (la prima è del 1741) di questa classica opera di ippologia, molte volte riedita in seguito. Il De Garsault tratta con dovizia di particolari dei cavalli in genere, della loro anatomia, del loro allevamento, delle scuderie, delle loro malattie, delle terapie veterinarie e delle erbe medicinali adottate contro di esse, dei loro finimenti, della mascalcia, etc. In principio, prefazione, indici, approvazioni ed errata. Alle pp. 517 e sgg. è presente il "Dictionnaire des termes de cavalerie", ordinato alfabeticamente. L'Autore, nato nel 1691, morto nel 1778, fu copioso poligrafo attivo a Parigi la cui fama si raccomanda ai lavori di argomento ippologico, rimasti fra i classici in tale materia, e a quelli a carattere naturalistico, segnatamente relativi alla botanica. Graesse, III, p. 31. Brunet, Table, 7725. Mennessier de La Lance, I, 526 (elenca altri suoi lavori ippologici): "Le succès du Nouveau Parfait Maréchal a été considerable". Huth, S-32.

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        Canada et Lousiane

      Mappa non comune che mostra una parte orientale degli Stati Uniti e del Canada. Confini colorati con l'indicazione possedimenti francesi, spagnoli e inglesi. Piccolo inserto mostra le cascate del Niagara. Questa mappa è stata pubblicata da George Louis Le Rouge nella sua Ameriquain Atlas nel 1755 e mostra chiaramente una tendenza francese con una presenza britannica molto ridotta nel Nord America. Uncommon map showing eastern part of the United States and Canada coast. Boundaries coloured according key, indicating French, Spanish and English possessions. Small inset showing Niagara Falls. With an engraved key mentioning both English and French boundaries pretension. With German translation underneath this key.This map was published by George Louis Le Rouge's in his Atlas Ameriquain in 1755. This map clearly shows a French bias and portraits a greatly reduced British presence in North America. Fort Duquesne is show in two places on the map, according to D'Anville and Jeffrey's. Crossed swords mark the battles between the French and British at Fort Duquesne and Crown Point, below Lake Champlain. Parigi Paris 490 610

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        An Introduction to the Italian language. Containing Specimens both of Prose and Verse... With A Literal Translation and Grammatical Notes, for the Use of those who... attempt to learn it without a Master.

      London, Millar, 1755. 1755 In 8°, pagg. XI, (1), 467, (1), leg. coeva in piena pelle, tassello al dorso e nervi. Prima edizione dell"opera di Giuseppe Baretti (1719-1789) in cui il letterato torinese propose una antologia di celebri autori italiani (tra i quali Castiglione, Machiavelli, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Tasso, Michelangelo, Petrarca) con traduzione inglese a fronte. Nel volume furono inseriti alcuni sonetti di Milton che probabilmente il Baretti tradusse dietro suggerimento di Johnson, suo maestro e punto di riferimento dopo il trasferimento a Londra nel 1751. Johnson viene ritenuto autore dell'Introduzione e, secondo alcuni critici, anche delle note alle pag. 48 e 198. Dorso e angoli abilmente restaurati, qualche gora e bruniture ma buon esemplare. Courtney & Nicholl Smith 73.

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        Gentleman and the Cabinet-Maker's Director

      G : in good condition without dust jacket. Frontispiece missing but all 161 plates present. Minor foxing and marks. Library Stamps First Edition Professional red cloth library rebind 460mm x 280mm (18" x 11"). 161 plates 18"x10". Ex Newcastle upon Tyne Library. Library rebind. Rubbed extremities. Minor nicks. Circular blind stamp (Newcastle City Libraries) on back cover. Ex-lib # at spine heel. Title page missing. New eps. Some ex-lib stamps. Tightly bound.Plates: High quality hand pressed plates (161) present and complete, each with circular ex-lib stamp on border. Some light working penciling. Some marginal thumbing. Occasional light edge stains & foxing.

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        Flora Saturnizans, die Verwandschaft des Pflanzen- mit dem Mineralreich, nach der Naturhistorie und Chymie aus vielen Anmerckungen und Proben. Nebst einem Anhang von Kali Geniculato Germanorum oder gegliederten Salzkraut insonderheit von einer hieraus neuerfundenen dem allerschönsten Ultramarin gleichenden Blauen Farbe. Neue verbesserte Auflage.

      Leipzig, in der Grossischen Handlung, 1755. 8vo (174 x 105 mm). pp. 608, (16), with engraved frontispiece and 9 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with red gilt lettered label. Second edition, the first edition was published in 1722. The author's name is often listed under Henkel. Johann Friedrich Henckel (1678-1744) 'was a physician and pioneer in mineral chemistry in the great mining center of Freiberg and described in his many books the best early accounts of arsenic, zinc, and a variety of pyrites' (Hoover 399). The present work is his first scientific publication and is 'an inquiry into the relations and similarities between plants and minerals' (DSB). The attractive frontispiece shows a nice countryside and mining industry. Hoover 399 (first edition); B.M.(N.H) II, 823.

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        Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France (2 Tomes - Complet). Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France, sur les Questions les plus importantes de Droit Civil, de Coutume, de Matières Criminelles & Bénéficiales, & de Droit Public. Tome Premier, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1660, jusqu'en 1678 ; Tome Second, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1679, jusqu'en 1700

      Cavelier 1755 Quatrième édition, revue, corrigée et Augmentée, 2 vol. in-folio reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée marron, dos à 6 nerfs orné (fleurons), Chez Cavelier, Paris, 1755, 1 f. blanc, 14 ff. (titre, avis, épistre, tables), 964 pp., 17 ff. n. ch. ; 7 ff., 1042 pp. (texte sur deux colonnes) : Titre complet : Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France (2 Tomes - Complet). Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France, sur les Questions les plus importantes de Droit Civil, de Coutume, de Matières Criminelles & Bénéficiales, & de Droit Public. Tome Premier, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1660, jusqu'en 1678 ; Tome Second, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1679, jusqu'en 1700 Rare exemplaire de la dernière édition (très enrichi par rapport aux précédentes éditions) de l'un des plus célèbre (et des meilleurs) des recueils d'arrêts. Camus & Dupin, 1819, 888 : "Ce Recueil est, sans contredit, le meilleur de ceux des arrêts du parlement de Paris". Etat satisfaisant (qq. accrocs en coiffes, fentes en mors, plats et coupes frottés avec petits mq., bon état intérieur) Français

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        De Monetis Italiae Medii Aevi hactenus non evulgatis quae in Musaeo servantur una cum earundem iconobus dissertatio - Altera dissertatio.

      Ferrariae, Typis Bernardini Pomatelli - Joseph Rinaldi, 1755 - 1767.2 opere in un vol. in-4° (283x190mm), pp. VIII, 116; (4), 142, (10) di indice; legatura coeva p. pelle con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. Tagli rossi, sguardie decorate. Frontespizi in rosso e in nero con vignette calcografiche. Dedica a stampa ad Alfonso Varano, sormontata da magnifica testatina calcografica con putti sorreggenti il suo blasone. Capilettera, testatine e finalini istoriati incisi su rame. Numerosissime figure di medaglie incise su rame n.t. e a piena pagina. Buon esemplare. Bell'ex-libris di Pio Bondioli disegnato da Giulio Cìsari. Edizione originale di entrambe le parti (la seconda apparve 12 anni dopo la prima) di questo dotto studio del numismatico ferrarese Vincenzo Bellini (1708-1783) sulla monetazione medievale italiana. In seguito apparvero altre due dissertazioni integrative delle presenti. Olschki, Choix, 12883-12884 (cita solo la prima e seconda parte). Kress Library, 300 (riporta il solo primo volume). Brunet, VI, col. 1445, n. 25637. Luppi, p. 414. Graesse, I, p. 239. Bassoli, Monete e medaglie nel libro antico, p. 58. Bassoli, Il fondo libri di numismatica, 35.

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        Rariorum Piemontii Stirpium Specimen primum.

      Augustae Taurinorum, Zappata, et Avondus, 1755. 4to (241 x 190 mm). pp. x, 55, with 12 folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine (somewhat rubbed). Carlo Allioni (1728-1804) Italian physician and botanist. Allioni is well known for his large botanical work on the flora of Piemonte which he published in 3 volumes in 1785. The plates are by Franciscus Peyrolery, who also illustrated his 'Flora Pedemontana'. Stafleu & Cowan 19.053a.

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      , Paris, Desaint & Saillant, & Durand, de l?imprimerie de C. A. Jombert 1755-1759.** 1755 4 volumes, 1755-1759. I: (2), xxx, xviii, 124pp. II: (2), ii, 135pp,(1)pp. III: (2), iv, 146pp. IV: (2), ii, 188pp. folio. Original calf binding, gilt titles , raised bands, marbled endpapers. Second edition (with portret Oudry et inscription le leopard !! With fine engraved frontispice and 275 plates horse texte by Oudry engraved by Aubert, Aveline, Baquoy, Beauvais, Cars, Chedel, Chenu, Chevillet, Cochin, Cousinet, Dupuis, Elisabeth, Duret, de Fehrt, Fessart, Flipart, Floding, Gaillard, Galimard, Lebas, Legrand, Le Mire, Lempereur, Marvie, Menil, Moitte, Ouvrier, Pasquier, Pelletier, Pitre-Martenasie, Poletnich, Prevost, Radigues, Riland, Rode, Salvador, Sornique, Sewerage, Tardieu & Teucher, numbered continuously as Fables I-CCXLV through the 4 volumes + 30 bis plates. Beautifull edition; a monument !

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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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        Le Pitture Antiche d'Ercolano e Contorni Incise con Qualche Spiegazione

      Regia Stamperia 1755 - 1771 5 volumi "Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni incise con qualche spiegazione..." 2 volumi "De' bronzi di Ercolano e contorni incisi con qualche spiegazione..." 1 volume "Catalogo degli antichi monumenti dissotterrati dalla discoperta città di Ercolano...". Stampati a Napoli, nella Regia Stamperia, tra 1755 e il 1771. Dimensioni cm.: 79x38. Su richiesta possiamo inviare foto dei volumi, tutti i volumi hanno oltre 500 incisioni a piena pagina e ripiegate, centinaia di capilettera incisi e centinaia di testatine e finalini. Illustrazioni calcografiche disegnate da Morghen, Laucga, Vanvitelli, Paderni, La Vega, incise da Cattaneo, De Gredo, Sasone, Strina, Azzerboni, Vanni, Morghen, Aloja, Cepparoli, Nolli, Oraty, Puteus e Gaultier, ecc..

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        The Works of Jonathan Swift. Twelve Volume Set

      London C Bathurst, C Davis, C Hitch, L Lawes [printed for] 1755. Worn condition. Hinges weak but holding. Loss of leather from spines. Browning and some damp staining to pages within. Heraldic bookplate to front pastedowns Reprint Full leather covers 340pp, 542pp, 411pp, 307pp, 344pp, 307pp, 435pp, 440pp, 473pp, 438pp, 437pp, 381pp :: Steel-engraved plates :: 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6") :: Swift's complete works including 'Gulliver's Travels', poetry and some political pieces

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

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

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