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        C. Julii Cæsaris, Quæ Extant / Interpretatione Et Notis Illustravit Johannes Godvinus, in Usum Delphini

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

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

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

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

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

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        Essai sur la Nature du Commerce ed général. Traduit de l'Anglois. A Londres: chez Fletcher Gyles [but probably Paris], 1755.

      Paris Chez Fletcher Gyles 1755 - First Edition of Cantillon's Great Work CANTILLON, Richard. Essai sur la Nature du Commerce ed général. Traduit de l'Anglois. A Londres: chez Fletcher Gyles [but probably Paris], 1755. First edition. Octavo. [4] 430 [6]. Complete with half-title and final "Table des Chapitres." Contemporary French mottled calf, red morocco spine label, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, red edges. A fine copy. Housed in a custom full brown calf clamshell, decoratively tooled in gilt on spine. First edition of Cantillon's great work: "the most systematic statement of economic principles before [Adam Smith's] Wealth of Nations" (Roll, p. 121). Richard Cantillon was a Parisian banker of Irish descent. His date of birth is uncertain, usually given as 1680; he died, presumed murdered, in 1734. His Essai was written about 1730 and circulated in manuscript, quickly exerting a strong influence through the small and highly concentrated professional circle of Parisian banking and finance in which Cantillon moved. The Essai is divided into three parts: Part I lays out the fundamentals of the analytical structure; Part II is devoted to money, credit, and interest; and Part III deals mainly with foreign trade, but also gives an acute analysis of banks, bank credit, and coinage. Schumpeter considers this "a brilliant performance, which in most respects stood unsurpassed for about a century," noting that, for example, "the automatic mechanism that distributes the monetary metals internationally is.almost faultlessly described, an achievement usually credited to Hume." Schumpeter remarks that Cantillon was plagiarized by some English economists and recognized by others, including Smith, but his work became obscured in the English-speaking world until W.S. Jevons re-introduced him in his essay "Richard Cantillon and the Nationality of Political Economy" in the Contemporary Review (1881). In France his significance never suffered a similar eclipse. Einaudi 846. Goldsmiths' 8989. Kress 5423. Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, 217ff. HBS 66437. $45,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        The Court and City Kalendar, or Gentleman's Register, For the Year 1755. Containing, I. Rider's Almanack. II. New and Exact Lists of Both Houses of Parliament. III. The Court Register. IV. Lists of the Army and Navy

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

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

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

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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 IS PREFIXED, A HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND AN ENGLISH GRAMMAR

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

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

      [London: circa 1755]. Engraving, by Johann Sebastian Müller. Black and gold frame with ormolu corner pieces. A rare print recording a race against the clock when Wright'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

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        COLONY OF CONNECTICUT. THOMAS FITCH, ESQ; CAPTAIN GENERAL, AND GOVERNOR IN CHIEF IN AND OVER HIS MAJESTY'S ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT, IN NEW-ENGLAND, IN AMERICA TO [NEHEMIAH DICKINSON GENT.] GREETING [caption title]

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

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        BY HIS EXCELLENCY WILLIAM SHIRLEY, ESQ....A PROCLAMATION FOR A PUBLICK FAST [caption title]

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

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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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        3e Mappe-Monde

      London: Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer, 1755. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, repaired area in blank space in lower left of image, lower centerfold strengthened, otherwise in very good condition. 21 5/8 x 29 1/3 inches. A highly decorative map, depicting the World shortly before the great era of Pacific voyages This fascinating and attractive map showcases the world in twin hemispheres. While the general outlines of most regions are familiar to the modern observer, one will notice that vast realms of the Pacific still remained a mystery to the European consciousness. This is especially evident with reference to eastern Australia, which is shown to be connected to New Guinea and the "Terre du S. Esprit" by the "Côtes conjecturées." New Zealand is only partially delineated, having not been visited since Abel Tasman's landing in 1642. The Pacific coast of North America remains a complete enigma north of "Nle. Albion" (California). The Pacific Ocean is traversed with the normal routes of the Spanish galleons that ran between Acapulco and Manila. The map also features the track of Admiral Anson's epic circumnavigation of the world in 1740. The tropics in the Western Hemisphere are divided in the climatic zones, while the northern temperate regions are similarly divided in the Eastern Hemisphere. The map is gracefully adorned with a magnificent title cartouche of a rococo style that rests between the twin hemispheres. 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. Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress, 3503, map 3

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        L’Office de la Quinzaine de Pasque, Latin-Francois, a l’Usage de Rome et de Paris, pour la Maison de Monseigneur le Duc d’Orleans, Premier Prince du Sang

      Paris: chez d’Houry, seul Imprimeur-Librare de Monseigneur le Duc d’Orleans, 1755. First edition. Slight rubbing of edges and spine bands, else fine. Octavo.

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        En ärlig swensk.

      Nr 1-124 & register. Sthlm, Historiographi regni tryckeri, 1755-(56). 4:o. 1066 s. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett och röda snitt. Ryggen ngt torr och ytligt repig. Pärmsidorna ställvis nötta och de övre pärmhörnen stukade. Försättsbladet har några smärre hål. En gammal lagning i övre marginalen på s. 110. Mindre fuktfläckar dyker upp på sina håll i övre marginalen genom hela inlagan, t.ex. på s. 559-60. Inlagan genomgående med kontrollstplr i inre marginalen: "Ärlighet varar länge". Med hyllplaceringssignatur från det von Engeströmska biblioteket och Gustaf Holdo Stråles exlibris.. Lundstedt Sveriges periodiska litteratur 62. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 6357. De första arken utkom i två lätt avvikande upplagor samma år. Utgavs av hattpartiet två gånger i veckan under riksdagen 1755-56 och räknas som den första öppet politiska tidskriften i Sverige. Syftet var givetvis att bedriva propaganda för den egna politiken, men också att stävja kungaparets tilltagande självständighetstendenser genom bl.a. hovpartiet. Texten är i form av diskussioner, som oftast avslutas med att huvudfiguren Honestus avgår med segern. Utgivare, drivande kraft och författare bakom tidskriften var censorn Nils Oelreich

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        'Farmer's Tracts'An Inquiry into the Nature and Design of Christ's Temptation in the Wildernessbound withLetters to the Rev. Dr. Worthington, InAnswer to his late Publication, Intitled, An Impartial Enquiry into the Case of the Gospel Demoniacks

      London -Buckland1778 - London - Buckland8 by 5; (viii)244pp, (xiv)196pp., 1755 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two works by dissenting minister Hugh Farmer; who used principles of reason to seek to reconcile the theology of his time with natural law. Hugh Farmer (c1714-87) was a dissenter who held a place at Walthamstow, and there nurtured the size of the congregation significantly over many years until retiring due to blindness brought on by cataracts. His most prominent work is his Dissertation on Miracles. The interest in therelationship between natural law and theology which fed that work finds other outletsin this compendium of two publications. In the first of these,Farmer explores that relationship in terms of the reality of Christ's experiences in the desert. In the second, it is explored in terms of demonology. In the first publication Farmer explores critical views of Christ's temptation in the desert and defends his own conclusion that it can be viewed neither as an 'outward transaction' nor as a 'diabolical delusion' or 'divine vision,' before discussing the significance of temptation generally. In the second he attacks Worthington's Essayon Demoniacks, asserting that the demonic possessions discussed were not the work of Lucifer, but rather of the souls ofdeparted people. He concludes by accepting that Worthington is under the same obligation as he to defend his convictions, and concedes that zealoutry ought not to destroy benevolence and charity between Christians. Condition: Externally, bound in old quarter calfwith worn marbled boards and contrasting label; spine chipped,joints cracked, and corners of boards worn. Internally, firmly bound. Some foxing to front and endpapers, bookplate of Professor David Arthur Pailin to front pastedown, notes explaining division of volume on frontpaper. First tract: Erratum on p. xiv; light foxing to final leaves. Second tract: Advertisement of the Printer on p. viii; errata on p. [243]; advertisement for books by Farmer on p. [244]Overall: GOOD..

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        Partie de l'Amerique Septent qui comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada

      Paris, 1755. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Size: 18.9 x 23.8 inches. 48.0 x 60.5 cm. Coloured. Dark and strong impression. Creases lower centerfold. Else very good condition. , Robert de Vaugondy's superb map of French Canada with an inset on the lower left of the still not completely defined Great Lakes.& The highly decorative title cartouche features a woodland scene with a canoe and a fierce-looking beaver and in the distance an Indian village.

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        Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland

      Paris, 1755. No Binding. Near Fine. 19 x 25 inches. Original outline color; excellent condition with a strong impression. Excellent example of the French edition of the definitive colonial map of Virginia and Maryland, which "became the preeminent map of Virginia for the remainder of the eighteenth century" (Stephenson & McKee). It appeared just a few years after the original edition, which is believed to have been published between 1753 and 1754. Moreover, most surviving copies of the English edition were printed in the 1770's and therefore postdate this French edition. The map had semi-official status, as it was the result of orders from the Board of Trade to colonial governors to prepare maps of their provinces. Another impetus for the map was the great westward push of settlement toward the Valley of Virginia. The map "shows distances between Virginia cities... It is also the first printed map to show parallel ridges and valleys in the Appalachian Mountain range in their correct direction" -- Schwartz/Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, pp. 158-59. Peter Jefferson was the father of the third president and Surveyor of Albemarle County. Cf. Stephenson & McKee, Virginia in Maps, Map II-21A-D; Pedley 470, state 3.

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        CARTE DES GRANDES ROUTES D'ANGLETERRE, D'ECOSSE ET D'IRLANDE

      c.1755. Copper engraving. Later colour. Fine condition. Good wide margins. Size: 57.5 x 47 cm. (22½ x 18½ inches). Handsome map of the British Isles, divided into regions - 'Sussex' includes Surrey, the whole of the Midlands is named 'Mercia', 'Northumberland' covers the whole of northern England. Title at top right, with vignette cartouche showing a horseman dismounting outside a country inn.

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        Traité des Animaux, où, après avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes, & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend d'expliquer leurs principales facultés. On a joint à cet Ouvrage un extrait raisonné du Traité des Sensations.

      - Amsterdam et Paris, de bure & Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1755. In-12, plein veau de l' époque, dos à nerfs orné de caissons fleuronnés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge (coiffes et coins usés, mors fendillés) , vii, (1), 232 p. Edition originale. Dans cette systématisation de son 'Traité des systèmes', Condillac réfute les doctrines de Descartes et de Buffon sur la psychologie animale et soumet à la même méthode empirique la question de l’origine des facultés chez les animaux. Il livre, en contrepoint, ses théories sur la place de l'homme, la supériorité de la raison, la connaissance de Dieu et la possession de la loi morale. (Corpus Condillac, 01, p. 182. Tchemerzine-Scheler, II, 480). Petit accroc de papier en marge p. 77-78. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Therapeutice specialis ad febres perniciosas.

      Apud Laurentium Basilium,, Venetiis, 1755 - Cm. 23,5, pp. (48) 496. Antiporta allegorica, capolettera ed una grande tavola incisa e ripiegata fuori testo. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli in oro su tassello. Tagli colorati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Da pagina 345, con autonomo frontespizio: Responsiones jatro-apologeticae ad criticam dissertationem de abusu chinae chinae di Bernardo Ramazzini. Cfr. Garrison Morton (5231): "Torti's work finally established the specific nature of cinchona bark. His demonstration of its effectiveness in periodic over continious fevers finally overthrew the doctrine of the common origin of all fevers. He is also credited with the introduction of the term malaria". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. pp. 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. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erste Forsetzung des angenehmen und lehrreichen Geschenks für die Jugend; Oder Weitere Versuche zu einer Allgemeinen Naturgeschichte. Herausgegeben von der gemeinschaftlichen Handlung der kaiserl. privil. Franziscischen Reichs-Academie freyer Künsteund Wissenschaften in Augsburg

      Quart. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit Kleisterpapierbezügen und dezenter Rückenvergoldung sowie umseitig rotem Schnitt. 6 Bll., 33 (+1) S., 1 Bl., mit 24 doppelt ausfaltbaren altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Der Einband etwas berieben und die Rückenvergoldung teils abgeplatzt, innen jedoch von nahezu druckfrischer Erhaltung. Erste Ausgabe. - Wegehaupt I, 45. Nissen, ZBI 3421 (unter Riedel). Nicht bei Nissen, IVB oder Anker. - Vollständige ornithologische Sektion des insgesamt vierteiligen, in sämtlichen Teilen jedoch überaus seltenen Werkes und koloriert praktisch unauffindbar. Über den KVK sind lediglich 3 Exemplare nachweisbar (Natural History Museum, London; Staatsbibliothek und UB Augsburg). - Johann Daniel Herz von Herzberg hatte 1755 neben der Augsburger Stadtakademie eine eigene Wissenschaft- und Kunstakademie gegründet, die er mit dem ererbten Verlag seines Vaters vereinigte, so daß sein Unternehmen Verlag, Lehranstalt und schöngeistige Gesellschaft zuleich war. Namhafte Künstler, Gelehrte und Staatsmänner gehörten seiner Akademie an, darunter Johann Joachim Winckelmann und andere. Angesichts seiner hochtrabenden Pläne erlitt das Unternehmen jedoch Schiffbruch. Nach Auflösung der Akademie firmierte der Verlag 1790 als "Akademische Kunsthandlung" und vertrieb erfolgreich Guckkasten- und Schabkunstblättersowie Kupferstiche in hohen Auflagen (vgl. Thieme-Becker XVI, 567). Die gute Stichqualität garantierten Stecher wie Gottlieb Friedrich Riedel, der die hier vorliegenden Illustrationen stach. Das Werk, welches in seiner Systematik Ebert und Leske folgte, sollte vor allem minder begüterten Lesern Kenntnisse über das Tierreich vermitteln, die Abbildungen wurden zu diesem Zweck den vornehmsten Werken der Zeit entlehnt (Verweise auf die entsprechenden Quellen finden sich in den Tabellen angeführt). Das Kolorit ist minutiös und mustergültig aufgetragen und läßt den Betrachter nicht zuletzt aufgrund des Maßstabes der einzelnen Abbildungen erstaunen.

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        HISTOIRE ET COMMERCE DES COLONIES ANGLOISES, Dans L'Amerique Septentrionale, Où l'on trouve l'état actuel de leur population, & des détails curieux fur la constitution de leur gouvernement, principalement fur celui de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, de la Pensilvanie, de la Caroline & de la Géorgie

      London: Chez Le Breton, 1755. First edition. 12mo, in an early binding of marbled boards backed in cloth, gilt spine. xxiv, 336. With small library stamp on the title-page and verso, small library label at the foot of the spine, otherwise a near-fine copy. John Huske's "The Present State of North America, London, 1735" is principally translated from this work. Very scarce in the first edition.

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

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

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        A Correct Chart of Hispaniola with the Windward Passage,

      London,, c.1755. Humbly dedicated to Mr. John Machin Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College. By … Hydrographer to the King. Size: 590 x 465 mm. Uncoloured copper engraving. Trimmed a little tight at the top and bottom margins, but a nice clean copy. An attractive large chart of Hispaniola and the southern Bahamas, with title cartouche, compass roses and rhumb lines. Charles Price was a publisher, globe and instrument maker, engraver, and member of the Merchant Taylor's Company. He was apprenticed to John Seller and worked from a number of London addresses in the early years of the eighteenth century. "In partnership at various times with Jeremiah Seller, John Senex, John Maxwell and George Wildey. He was a debtor in Fleet Street Prison at the end of 1731 possibly until his death [c.1733]" (Tooley). Price apparently planned to published a maritime atlas covering the whole world, but the venture was not a success and was never completed. The British Library contains an untitled atlas containing sea charts of Britain and Europe, with this chart being the only non-European chart. After Price's death the plates passed to Mount & Page, who added their names lower right. This map was from the fourth book of Seller's English Pilot. It was the first wholly English atlas of American waters, and one of five books of The English Pilot.

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        Dr. Brook Taylor's Method of Perspective Made Easy, Both in Theory and Practice...

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

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        EPITOME DA VIDA DE Sta. JOANNA, [ENCADERNAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA SÉC. XVIII.]

      - PRINCEZA DE PORTUGAL, Religiosa da Ordem de S. Domingos, CHAMADA VULGARMENTE A SANTA PRINCEZA. TRADUZIDO DO ITALIANO em Portuguez, e accrescentado POR HUM SEU DEVOTO. LISBOA: Na Officina de MANOEL SOARES, Anno de MDCCLV [1755]. In 4º (de 20x14 cm) com [xviii], 206 (de 208) pags. Encadernação artística da época em marroquin vermelho com finos ferros a ouro na lombada (por casas fechadas) e nas pastas rolados em esquadria com motivos florais em super-libris. Cortes dourados por folhas. Ilustrado em anterrosto com uma gravura com "o verdadeiro retrato de Sta. Joana " gravado por Nicos. e impresso por Viana. Exemplar com falta da última folha de texto e com vestígios de humidade. Obra publicada anónima (da autoria de Frei António da Silveira). Inocêncio I, 272: "Fr. Antonio da Silveira, Dominicano, natural do Porto, segundo uns, ou de villa d'Azurara conforme outros, n. em 1721 e m. em 1786. Epitome da vida de Sancta Joanna, Princeza de Portugal, religiosa da ordem de S. Domingos, chamada vulgarmente a Sancta Princeza. Lisboa, por Manuel Soares 1755. 4.o de XX 208 pag. com um retrato. - É tradução do italiano, mas adicionada pelo tradutor, que a publicou ocultando o seu nome. No fim traz uma notícia bibliográfica de todos os escritores naturais e estranhos, que tratarem da vida e acções desta princesa canonizada". Location/localizacao: raros

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        Traité Des Arbres Et Arbustes Qui Se Cultivent En France En Pleine Terre

      Paris: H.L.Guerin L.F.Delatour, 1755. 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., lxii, 368 [i.e. 370: cancellans, numbered *179-180 bound in after errata]; 2 p.l., 387. with half-titles. 50 woodcut plates & 4 folding engraved plates. numerous engraved headpieces. woodcut tailpieces & title vignettes. contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, corners renewed

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        Sermons sur divers textes de l'Ecriture Sainte. Nouvelle edition, revue & corrigée. 10 Bände. Mit 1 gestochenen Frontispiz.

      Den Haag, van Thol, 1748-1755 - Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, reicher Rückenvergoldund, breiten goldgeprägten Deckel-Fileten sowie Stehkantenvergoldund (Vergoldund teilweise abgerieben, etwas berieben und bestoßen - Ecken teilweise stärker - , Kapitale teilweise mit schmalen Fehlstellen). Vergl. Jöcher IV, 174f. - Saurin (1677-1730) "evangelischer Prediger im Haag", gehörte zu den berühmtesten Kanzelrednern des französischen Protestantismus. Seine Reden waren erstmals 1708-1732 in Den Haag erschienen und bilden sein Hauptwerk. - Einige Bde. mit gestoch. Exlibris "Mademoiselle de Creßener", nur teilweise etwas stärker gebräunt, 1 Lage gelockert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 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. First UK Edition. Full-Leather. Good Plus/No Jacket. 21 X 13 Cms. Hardcover.

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        Kiöbenhavnske Samlinger af rare Trÿkte og Utrÿkte Piecer. Bind 1: HOLBERGIANA.

      [Trykt hos Andr. Hartv. Godiche 1755]. [208] + 494 + (2) s. Med kobberstukket titelkobber, 2 små kobberstik samt talrige vignetter. Samtidigt halvlæder.. Efter Holbergs død samlede de to litterater Wille Høyberg og Chr. Schmidt en række af hans utrykte eller vanskeligt tilgængelige mindre arbejder: I: Dissertatio qvinta de Historicis Danicis. II: Dissertatio juridica de nuptiis propinqvorum. III: Programma universitatis Hafniensis. IV: Oratio valedictoria cum fasces rectoratus sui traderet Marco Wøldike. V: Samtale imellem tvende Kiøbmænd Lucius og Antonius. VI: Samtale imellem tvende Kiøbmænd Sylvester og Montanus. VII: Betænkning om Conventicler. VIII: Dedication til Phoenixberg. IX: Kort Betænkning om den nu regierende Qvæg-Syge. X: Danmarks og Norges Søe-Historie. Første Periodus. XI: Tvende splinder ny Breve, som tiene til den politiske Kandestøbers Oplysning. XII: Just Justesens Betænkning over Comoedier. XIII: Solutio problematis de hypothesibus historiæ Danicæ. XIV: Et Brev fra Hr. Ludvig de Geer til Hr. Baron Holberg. XV: Copier af Sal. Baron Holbergs Testamenter. XVI: Copie af det Fri-Herlige Diploma. XVII: Fortegnelse paa Baron L. Holbergs saavel trykte, som utrykte Skrifter.Fire af disse er her trykt for førte gang: III, IV, VII og XIII.Yderligere udkom bind II, som er helliget digteren og præsten Chr. Lassen Tychonius (1680-1740), til hvem Holberg skrev skæmtedigtet "Den jydske Feyde".Paul Johansen 35. Ehr.-M. I,505. Bibl. Dan. IV,161

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        Compendium seckendorfianum oder kurzgefaste Reformations-Geschichte aus des herrn Veit Ludwigs von Seckendorf historia lutheranismi…

      Frankfurt und Leipzig: hallischen Wasisenhaus-Buchladens, 1755. Second German Edition, enlarged. 8vo. 4 volumes bound in two. Volume I. pp. [40] 471, [1]. Volume II. p. 428. Volume III. pp. [46], 556. Volume IV. pp. 512. Anhang (Addenda) pp. 212, [192]. With frontispiece engraving of the author in volume I. Woodcut illustrated initials throughout; engraved headpiece at the beginning of each volume / section. Bound in full calf with spines gilt in five compartments; rubbing and wear, labels chipped; head and tail caps are carefully restored including some gilt lines which are renewed; corner tips of boards are repaired. Marbled fly-leaves are lacking in the first volume. Notes are written in an early hand on front blank leaf of volume I. Title page is printed in red and black. Interior is generally clean with occasional mild foxing, soiling and wear; one word of marginalia is written in an old hand on p.43 of volume I. Veit Ludwig von Seckendorf (1626-1692) German historian and jurist. His most important work, “Commentarius historicus et apologeticus de Lutheranismo sive de Reformatione” (first published at Leipzig, 1692 in 3 vols) is an extensive history of the Reformation and the Thirty Years War which is still valuable to historians today. Seckendorf both utilized and quoted from many primary source manuscripts and printed materials found in the libraries of the Saxon princes. His work was in part an answer to the Jesuit Louis Maimbourg’s “Histoire du Lutheranisme” (published Paris, 1680). The first German translation of Seckendorf’s history (revised - shortening the lengthy quotations from Maimbourg) was printed in 1714. A second German edition (here listed) edited with additions by Benjamin Lindern appeared in 1755. According to the scholar L.W. Spitz, Lindnern dropped Seckendorf’s complex arrangement (which followed Maimbourg) and reduced the work “to a more continuous narrative.” [See L.W. Spitz, “Veit Ludwig von Seckendorf and the ‘Historia Lutheranismi.’” Journal of Religion Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan. 1945) pp.33-44.]

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        Cartas edificantes y curiosas escritas de las Missiones Estrangeras y de Levante por algunos missioneros de la Compañía de Jesús. Traducidas del idioma francés por el Padre Diego Davin. Tomo Séptimo

      Madrid, Imprenta de la Viuda de Manuel Fernandez, 1755. 4to.; 2 hs., 464 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. Contiene relaciones sobre India, Filipinas, China (con un extenso informe sobre el Ginseng), México, Misiones del Paraguay, de Chiquitos y de Moxos, además de las extensas e impresionantes «Cartas» del Padre Gabriel Marest sobre su Misión y Viajes en el Canadá, en las Kaskaskias y entre los Illinois en el Mississippi. Destaca su descripción de la región de la Bahía de Hudson y de la Expedición de Iberville en el otoño de 1694.

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        Sermons, including Thanksgiving, Election and Military Sermons, 1755 - 1788

      Various: Various. 1755. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Full Leather. Good. Bound volume containing six sermons dated from 1755 to 1788: I. Lyman, Joseph. A Sermon Preached Before His Excellency James Bowdoin, Esq., Governour; His Honour Thomas Cushing, Esq., Lieutenant-Governour...of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 30, 1787, Being the Day of General Election. Boston: Adams and Nourse, 1787, 61 pages, front cover used as pastedown for the volume, with some old insect damage to pastedown and margins of first two leaves. II. Cumings, Henry. A Sermon Preached in Billerica, on the 23rd of November, 1775, Being the Day appointed by Civil Authority, for a Public Thanksgiving Throughout the Province of Massachusetts-Bay. Worcester, Massachusetts-Bay: I. Thomas, 1775. 29 pages. Final two leaves dampstained but very readable, next-to-last leaf has margin chip. III. Morrill, Isaac. The Soldier exhorted to Courage in the Service of his King and Country, from a Sense of God and Religion: in a Sermon Preach'd at Wilmington, April 3, 1755, to Capt. Philehas Osgood and his Company of Soldiers Before their going out into Publick Service. Boston, New-England: J. Draper, 1755. 23 pages. Large margin chip at bottom of one leaf, not affecting text. IV. Bridge, Ebenezer. A Sermon Preached before his Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq., Governor...of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, May 27th, 1767. Being the Anniversary for the Election of His Majesty's Council for the Province. Boston: Green and Russell, 1767. 60 pages, last three leaves have internal tears, with the last two having some paper loss and affecting a small part of the text. V. Cumings, Henry. A Thanksgiving Sermon Preached at Billerica, November 27, 1766. Boston, N.E.: Kneeland and Adams for Thomas Leverett, 1766. 32 pages. VI. Parsons, David. A Sermon Preached Before His Excellency John Hancock, Esq...of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 28, 1788, being the day of General Election. Boston: Adams and Nourse, 1788.46 pages. The group is bound into a full blind-tooled calf binding measuring 21.75 cm x 13 cm. Other than the noted issues with the individual sermons cited above, the pages are mainly clean and free from significant chips or tears, with age- tanning and intermittent foxing throughout. The binding is lightly shelfworn with some minor separation at the spine ends, joints good with covers firmly attached. A good collection of mainly scarce sermons.

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        Sculptura; or, the history and art of chalcography, and engraving in copper: with an ample enumeration of the most renowned masters and their works. To which is annexed, a new manner of engraving, or mezzotinto, communicated by His Highness Prince Rupert to the author of this treatise, John Evelyn, Esq

      Printed for J. Payne, at Pope’s Head in Pater noster-row, London: Printed for J. Payne, at Pope’s Head in Pater noster-row,& , M.DCC.LV [1755]. Second Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine. Small 8vo; [4], xxxvi,140pp, including a life of Evelyn; four pages of corrections, additions, errata and directions to the binder, and "An account of Signor Giacomo Favi" by Samuel de Sorbière, with two copper-engraved plates (one, the frontispiece portrait of Evelyn) and a magnificent folding mezzotint. Bound in full contemporary calf, boards ruled in gilt, spine divided into six compartments by aised bands edged in gilt, red leather lettering piece gilt chipped on one corner. An excellent, unsophisticated copy, internally bright and fresh, save for offsetting to the first and final few leaves. Keynes 34. Bland, History of Book Illustration, p. 191. ESTC Citation No. T113409. The first book on the appreciation of prints rather than a technical manual for producing them. In this small work on engraving and etching, first published in 1662 (see Wither to Prior 344), Evelyn also announced a new printmaking process, the mezzotint, "Invented, and communicated by his Highnesse Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of Rhyne, &c.'." (The sumptuous mezzotint in this edition is an "exact copy"—though reduced by a tenth—of a detail from Rupert's largest and most famous work, "The Great Executioner," considered one of the genre's finest examples. According to Keynes, referring to the first edition, this "print has been the prey of collectors of mezzotints and is missing from many copies of the book. When present, it enhances the price of the volume quite out of proportion to its rarity or intrinsic value." In this second edition, the mezzotint is Richard Houston's copy, which Keynes pronounces "good," and which is often surreptitiously inserted in the first edition in place of Prince Rupert's original.) From Evelyn's diary and papers, now in the British Library, we know the precise date when Rupert showed the technique to Evelyn: February 24, 1661. However, Rupert and Evelyn conspired to keep details of the process secret, lest it be "prostituted" at too cheap a rate.

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        An Essay Upon the Life, Writings, and Character, of Dr. Jonathan Swift. Interspersed with some occasional Animadversions Upon the Remarks of a late critical Author, And upon the Observations of an anonymous Writer on those Remarks. By Deane Swift, Esq; [sic] To which is added, That Sketch of Dr. Swift's Life, written by the Doctor himself, which was lately presented By the Author of this Essay to the University Of Dublin

      London: Printed for Charles Bathhurst, 1755. First edition. 8vo. [4], 375, [1, ad], 53 pp. Contemporary speckled calf. Fine. CBEL, II, p.581; Rothschild 1989 . The first biography of Swift, written by Deane Swift, the cousin of Jonathan; of special interest for its treatment of Jonathan's relations to his contemporaries. It includes unpublished letters from Dr. Swift, and a good deal of material by others of his circle

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        DOM JOSEPH POR GRAÇA DE DEOS REY DE PORTUGAL...FAÇO SABER AOS QUE ESTA LEY VIREM, QUE, MANDANDO EXAMINAR PELAS PESLOAS DO MEU CONCELHO, E POR OUTROS MINISTROS DOUTOS...[first few lines of text]

      [Lisbon? 1755].. 12pp. Folio. Dbd. Minor soiling. Near fine. This law is an interesting example of the type affecting South American indigenous populations and was very liberal for the time. This significant ruling was intended to favor the Companhia Geral do Grão-Pará e Maranhão, which had been established in 1755 by the Marquis of Pombal as a monopolistic trading company. It was given commercial control of the northern region of Brazil, employing imported slave labor rather than impressed indigenous labor. This law was one of the numerous laws passed in Portugal affecting the company's operations, the effect of which was to liberate the indigenous population of Grão Pará and Maranhão in present northern Brazil. The law was also calculated to vastly reduce the power and influence of the Jesuit missions and secularize the indigenous society by passing control of the region to the company. The Pombaline Reforms, including the establishment of this company, were a series of reforms with the goal of making Portugal an economically self-sufficient and commercially strong nation, by expanding Brazilian territory, streamlining the administration of colonial Brazil, and reforming fiscal and economic matters. The Jesuits were finally officially ejected from Brazil in 1759 as part of this movement. The text is divided into four sections. The preamble justifies the law, followed by a section which includes extracts from the law that freed the indigenous people; this is followed by the law which declared indigenous people could work for whomever they pleased and the law of 1611, which freed all indigenous people who were slaves. Not in Borba de Moraes or Sabin. GAUZ 1755/22.

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        The History Of Kamtschatka, And The Kurilski Islands, With The Countries Adjacent...Translated into English by James Grieve, M.D.

       4to. pp. 4 p.l. (incl. errata), vii, 280, [8]index. 2 folding engraved maps by Thomas Jefferys & 5 engraved plates (containing 7 views; 2 folding). contemporary marbled calf, rebacked & recornered (minor worming to lower blank margin of title & frontis. map & to front flyleaf). First Edition of the abridged English Translation by James Grieve, of one of the earliest printed narratives about Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, and the first scientific account of Kamchatka. The author, a student at the Russian Academy of Sciences, was sent to join Bering's second expedition as an assistant to G.W.Steller. Much of his narrative is based on Steller's notes. Originally published in Russian in 1755, the work discusses in great detail natural history, the manners, customs and religion of the Kamchatkans, the power and influence of the shamans, and also compares the dialects of the Kamchatkans, Korsars and Kurile Islanders. "The Russian Krasheninnikov started out across Siberia with Gerhard Friedrich Mueller and Johann Georg Gmelin, and then made his own way to Kamchatka. When Georg Wilhelm Steller arrived in Kamchatka to supervise his work, Krasheninnikov left in order to avoid becoming Steller's assistant, and returned to St. Petersburg. Krasheninnikov nonetheless was able to make use of Steller's notes in the preparation of his own narrative, and the inclusion of Steller's observations on America, made during his travels with Bering's second voyage, are an important part of this work, and constitute one of the earliest accounts of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Steller's account was not published until 1793...This is the first scientific account of those regions." (Hill) Arctic Bib. 9264. Bell K102. Cox I 351. Hill 948. Howes K-265. Lada-Mocarski 12n. Sabin 38301.  

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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. 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. Second edition, with engraved frontispiece portrait of Lodovico Muratori at beginning of the first volume. The first edition was printed in Latin. The book publishes basic narrative sources for medieval Italian history, and explores the institutions, manners and customs of the Italian states to the 13th century. Lodovico Muratori (1672-1750) was one of the leading Italian historians of his age. He is credited with discovery of the 7th century Latin manuscript now known as the "Muratorian fragment," containing the earliest list of books of the New Testament that were considered canonical. (The original text, now lost, is thought to have been written in Greek and is supposed to have dated anywhere from 170 to the 4th century.).

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        Mémoire sur les Laines, qui a rempotté le prix, au jugement de l?Académie des Sciences, Belles -Lettres & Arts d?amiens, en l?année 1754. Par Monsieur De Blancheville.

      A Amiens, chez la Veuve Godart Imprimeur du Roi... , 1755. In 8vo piccolo (cm. 16,7); cartina dell?Ottocento; pp. 87 (1).

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        The Palace of St. Cloud on the side of the Orange Garden / Vue de Chateau de St. Cloud du coste de L'Orangerie

      London: Printed and sold for Bowles & Carver, at their Map and Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, circa 1755. Hand-coloured engraving. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition. Framed in a handsome gold-leaf frame with a gold washline mount. Image size: 8 x 16 1/2 inches. Framed Size: 15 3/4 x 23 1/4 inches. A magnificent view of a water-fountain display in the gardens of St. Cloud Palace outside Paris, by the celebrated engraver Jacques Rigaud. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a market developed among English and European travelers and vicarious travelers for prints of the picturesque places in prominent countries. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, artists and printmakers began to publish topographical prints of these important sights and architectural attractions. These prints in turn encouraged wider public recognition of and pride in the national treasures. Jacques Rigaud made a name for himself in both France and England as one of the most accomplished landscape engravers. He dedicated his artistic life to producing delicate prints of the beauty of his native land and executed a large series of works depicting France's stately homes. He also worked in England where he was commissioned to illustrate the celebrated gardens at Stowe. Rigaud's work influenced an entire generation of English and French printmakers; his delicate formal engravings established a classical format for topographical prints, which would be used until the nineteenth century. The magnificent St. Cloud palace was a summer residence for Napoleon I., Louis XVIII., Charles X., Louis Philippe and Napoleon III. Overlooking Paris, the Palace was famed for its magnificent gardens and grand water fountains, beautifully depicted in Rigaud's stunning print. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes III, p. 337, (Le Blanc mistakenly confuses Jacques Rigaud with his nephew Jean Baptiste Rigaud and attributes Jacques' work wrongly) Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 156-157

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        Mémoire sur les Laines, qui a rempotté le prix, au jugement de l'Académie des Sciences, Belles -Lettres & Arts d'amiens, en l'année 1754. Par Monsieur De Blancheville.

      1755 - A Amiens, chez la Veuve Godart Imprimeur du Roi., 1755. In 8vo piccolo (cm. 16,7); cartina dell'Ottocento; pp. 87, (1). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A View of the Palace of Chantilli, taken from the Principal Entrance / Vue du Chateau de Chantilli, prise du cote de la Principale Entree

      London: Sold by J. Boydell, Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street in Cheapside, 1755. Hand-coloured engraving. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition. Framed in a beautiful gold-leaf frame with a cream washline mount. Image size: 8 1/2 x 17 inches. Framed size: 16 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches. A magnificent view of a stunning chateau in Chantilly, France by the celebrated landscape engraver Jacques Rigaud. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English and European artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record their country's natural beauties. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, artists and printmakers began to publish topographical prints of important sights and architectural attractions. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of national treasures. These topographical prints were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. By joining this printing trend Jacques Rigaud made a name for himself in both France and England, and became one of the most successful French landscape engravers. He dedicated his artistic life to producing delicate engraving of national beauties across France. He executed a large series of works depicting France's stately homes and he worked in England, where he was commissioned to illustrate the celebrated gardens at Stowe. Rigaud's work influenced an entire generation of English and French printmakers; his delicate formal engravings established a classical format for topographical prints, which would be used until the onset of the nineteenth century. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes III, p. 337, no. 81-86 (Le Blanc mistakenly confuses Jacques Rigaud with his nephew Jean Baptiste Rigaud and attributes Jacques' work wrongly) Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 156-157

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        DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. AÑO 1755

      - DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA - MIGUEL DE CERVANTES - AÑO 1755 - ILUSTRADO CON GRABADOS.Juan Jolis, Barcelona, tomo 1- AÑO 1755. 8º, 363 p.Algunos grabados a la madera. Pleno pergamino romana. Edición rara,Tal como afirma Palau, se trata de la primera edición española en pequeño formato, que el impresor ofrece a los lectores para su mejor comodiad. En la portada no aparece la fecha de edición, pero las licencias son de 1755, por lo que se puede casi asegurar que se publicó este año. Esta fecha figura pintada en el lomo en el presente ejemplar. (Palau 52017). Cervantismo.

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