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        The present State of the Arts in England

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

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        Merlin's Life and Prophecies, who flourish'd in the Fifth Century, and foretold the Fates and Fortunes of all the Kings

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

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

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

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        Dr. Brook Taylor’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. A friend and colleague of Hogarth, to whom this book is dedicated and who in turn designed the comic frontispiece included here. First published 1754, his star rose at this time, his lectures and the publishing of this book led to him being elected to membership of the Academy of Painting and Sculpture. Soon after he was appointed as the tutor to the Prince of Wales (later George III) on the subjects of perspective and fortifications, later being appointed joint clerk of the works at Kew and Richmond with his son William and, in the last few years of his life, elected a fellow of both the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        FABLES CHOISIES

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

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        HISTORIA ANTIGUA DE LOS EGIPCIOS, DE LOS ASIRIOS, DE LOS BABILONIOS, DE LOS MEDOS, Y DE LOS PERSAS, DE LOS MACEDONIOS, DE LOS GRIEGOS, DE LOS CARTHAGINESES, Y DE LOS ROMANOS

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

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

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

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

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

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        TRAITE DES MALADIES VENERIENNES.

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

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        Cours du Nil,...

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

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        CARTE DE L'EMPIRE DE RUSSIE EN EUROPE. 1e - 2e.

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

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

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

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        CANON MISSAE AD USUM EPISCOPORUM AC PRAELATORUM SOLEMNITER VEL PRIVATE' CELEBRANTIUM.

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

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        "Title Letters on the English Nation. By B. Angeloni ... Translated from the original Italian [or rather written] by the author of the Marriage Act, a novel [i.e. J. Shebbeare] - [Complete in 2 volumes]"

      London ; 1755, 1755. 1st Edition. "Very good copies both in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original labels laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong."

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        A SYSTEM OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY, IN THREE BOOKS.TO WHICH IS PREFIXED SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, WRITINGS, AND CHARACTER OF THE AUTHOR.

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

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        A Select Collection of English Plays. Complete in 6 Volumes

      Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour., Edinburgh. 1755 - Very good. Contemporaneous full speckled calf, with five raised bands and gilt lettered calf tiles to each spine. Covers lightly edge-worn. Minor foxing to outermost leaves. A very nice set. Exceptionally scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Synopsis Medicinae

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      London: Published by John Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street in Cheapside, circa 1755. Engraving with original colour. Very good condition. 10 3/8 x 16 7/8 inches (visible). Wood and gold frame. Frame size: 17 1/2 x 23 5/8 inches. A wonderful "vue d'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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