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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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        Tratado de Barnices y Charoles, enmendado y añadido en esta segunda impression de muchas curiosidades, y aumentado al fin con otro de Miniatura para aprender facilmente a pintar sin maestro, y secreto para hacer los mejores Colores, el Oro bruñido y en Concha. Traducido del frances por Francisco Vicente Orellana

      Valencia, en la Imprenta de Joseph Garcia, 1755. 4to.; 13 hojas, 252 pp., con siete grabados xilográficos entre el texto. Ejemplar falto de portada. Encuadernación de época, en pergamino.

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        Leben Carl (Carls) des Zwölften Königs von Schweden mit Münzen und Kupfern, 3 Teile (in 3 Bänden).

      Ohne Ort und Verlag, 1745 – 1751 (1755). - Monumentale, reich illustrierte Lebens- und Herrschaftsgeschichte des Schwedenkönigs Karl XII (1682 – 1718). Karl gelangte bereits im Alter von 15 Jahren auf den schwedischen Thron und sollte sich in den Jahren seiner Herrschaft als machtbewußter und wehrhafter Monarch erweisen. Einen Angriff der Koalitionäre Dänemark, Sachsen und Rußland, die nach den schwedischen Ostseeprovinzen trachteten, parierte Karl in den Jahren nach 1700 mit seiner an sich unterlegenen Armee zunächst erfolgreich, scheiterte dann aber mit seinem Versuch, durch Besetzung Moskaus den russischen Gegner endgültig zu schlagen. Für fünf Jahre ins osmanische Exil gezwungen, vermochte Karl nach seiner Rückkehr 1714 nicht mehr, Schwedens alte Machtstellung wiederzuerlangen. Bei der – erfolglosen -Belagerung der norwegischen Festung Frederikshald fand sein Leben 1718 ein Ende. Die von Georg Andreas Nordberg zunächst in schwedischer Sprache veröffentlichte Lebensgeschichte Karls wurde von dem Literatur- und Religionswissenschaftler Johann Heinrich Heubel (1694 – 1758) ins Deutsche übertragen und von Heupel dem schwedischen Thronfolger Adolf Friedrich (1710 – 1771) gewidmet. Das monumentale dreibändige Werk enthält unter anderem fünf ganzseitige Porträtkupfer, zahlreiche Münzkupfer, zahlreiche großformatige Vignetten sowie insbesondere 23 großformatige, überwiegend ausfaltbare Karten mit Schlachtenverläufen und Heeresaufstellungen. Bd. I (Erster Theil): Erstes bis neuntes Hauptstück. Mit 12 überwiegend ausfaltbaren Karten (10 Bl., 704 S.) Bd. II (Zweter Theil): Zehntes bis einundzwanzigstes Hauptstück. Mit 12 überwiegend ausfaltbaren Karten (XVI, 768 S.) Bd. III (Dritter Theil): Urkunden zu den Hauptstücken; Anhang; Register der Namen und Sachen; Anmerkungen des Herrn Georg Nordberg zu der Geschichte Carl des Zwölften, 1755 (8 Bl., XX, 882, 68 S.). de 15000 Bei Band I Außengelenke offen, Deckel gleichwohl fest, Kapitale bei diesem Band etwas abgerieben. Die Bände II und II mit Abrieben am unteren Kapital, Bd. II überdies mit kleiner Abriebstelle an einem Deckel. Von diesen kleineren Läsionen abgesehen befinden sich die sehr schweren Ganzlederbände in sehr gutem Zustand; die Seiten 1 bis 28 sowie 628 bis 637 und 692 bis 704 des ersten Bandes jeweils etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig, die Seiten 584/85 wurden in der Paginierung übersprungen (Seiten sind vollständig vorhanden); die Seiten ansonsten sauber und überwiegend fleckenfrei, allenfalls wenige Seiten leicht fleckig. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieses monumentalen, reich illustrierten Werkes, das in den Original-Ganzlederfolianten ansonsten kaum noch anzutreffen sein dürfte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Vollständiges Werk in 3 Bänden. Original-Ganzlederbände im Folio-Format (39 x 25 cm) auf 6 echten Bünden mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln sowie filigranen goldenen Ornamentprägungen, die sich über den gesamten Buchrücken erstrecken; mehrfarbig marmorierter Buchschnitt; mehrfarbig illustrierte Vorsätze. Gewicht: Ca. 13 kg.

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        THE MEMORIALS OF THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH COMMISSARIES CONCERNING THE LIMITS OF NOVA SCOTIA OR ACADIA. [with:] THE MEMORIALS OF THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH COMMISSARIES CONCERNING ST. LUCIA

      London. 1755.. Two volumes. [4],771pp. plus folding map colored in outline; [2],520pp. Text in English and French. Large, thick quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, spines very richly gilt, raised bands, gilt leather labels. The Macclesfield copies, with their bookplates on the front pastedowns and their blindstamps. Leather cracking on front hinge of both volumes, bindings a bit shelfworn and rubbed. Some offsetting on the map, else very clean and neat internally. Very good. A most valuable compilation of the memorials of the French and British Commissioners, printed privately in London from the verbatim originals as delivered in printed form from Paris. It includes a thorough examination of the history and geography of eastern Canada and Maine. and also presents the claims of the two nations with regard to the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. The map, entitled "A New Map of Nova Scotia and Cape Britain with the Adjacent Parts of New England and Canada composed from a great number of actual Surveys," measures 24 x 18 1/2 inches and is neatly colored at the borders. It was published by Thomas Jefferys, and Henry Stevens suggested that it "was no doubt the best map of the country obtainable at the time. This work was privately printed and complete copies are very rare." The Paris edition does not include the map. "The most important contemporary source on the origins of the old French War" - Howes. The second volume, which Howes calls a different issue of the first, is wholly devoted to St. Lucia, and though published at the same time, is a wholly different and distinct work. It contains much useful information on this island, and on the Caribbean in general. Britain did not ultimately gain control of St. Lucia from the French until 1814. A very rare and important work, not listed in the catalogue of the Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College. HOWES M508, "aa." SABIN 47741, 47742. LANDE 146. TPL 236. ECHEVERRIA & WILKIE 755-12. JCB I:1075, 1076. WALDON, pp.364-65. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.623.

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        ORAISON FUNEBRE DE TRES GRAND, TRES HAUT, TRES PUISSANT ET TRES EXCELLENT PRINCE LOUIS XV...; DUPUIS ET DES RONAIS; TESTAMENT POLITIQUE DE M. DE VOLTAIRE; DISCOURS SUR L'ECONOMIE POLITIQUE; OBSERVATIONS SUR L'EXPOSE SUCCINT DE LA CONTESTATION QUI S'EST...

      ''Interesting group in which the Funeral Oration and play Stuck and Political Testament are first editions of Rousseau's Discourse was published in the Encyclopedia in 1755 and here is the first separate edition.'' Ref. Barbier Volume IV, 484, c. TITLE DETAILS: Jean-Baptiste Charles Marie de BEAUVAIS "ORAISON FUNEBRE DE TRES GRAND, TRES HAUT, TRES PUISSANT ET TRES EXCELLENT PRINCE LOUIS XV LE BIEN AIME Roi de France et de Navarre." (1774 - Paris, Guillaume Desprez); M. Colle "DUPUIS ET DES RONAIS Comédie en trois actes et en vers libres, représentée pour la première fois par les comédiens Français ordinaires du Roi le 17 Janvier 1763. (1763 - Paris, Duchesne); M. J.-H. MARCHAND "TESTAMENT POLITIQUE DE M. DE VOLTAIRE" (1771 - Geneve, Les Frères Cramer); M. JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU "DISCOURS SUR L'ECONOMIE POLITIQUE" (1760 - Genève, Sans nom); M. HUME & M. ROUSSEAU "OBSERVATIONS SUR L'EXPOSE SUCCINT DE LA CONTESTATION QUI S'EST ELEVE ENTRE" (Without place or name or date); LETTRE A L'AUTEUR DE LA JUSTIFICATION DE J.J. ROUSSEAU (Without place or name or date)BINDING: Half leather contemporary binding. Calf corners. Spine with five raised bands. Spine titles gilded. Red page edges; Size: 17.5 x 10.5 cm; Pagination: Set of six books bound in one volume (81pp, 94pp, 68pp, 82pp, 88pp, 31pp); Language: Text in French;CONDITION: The binding is tight and firm. Spines and boards rubbed, corners a bit bumped. Some yellowing and small brown spots on a few pages. A minor hole on the title page and last text page. Pages/Text block complete and in a very good condition.Overall the condition to be VERY GOOD.

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        DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, in Which the Words are deduced from their Originals...To Which are Prefixed a History of the Language and An English Grammar

      London: by W. Strahan, 1755. 2 volumes. First edition. Title pages printed in red & black, woodcut tailpieces. Royal folio, full contemporary sprinkled calf with a sympathetic antique restoration at the spine panel incorporating the original lettering labels. The covers with borders decorated with double gilt fillet lines, the spines with handsome raised bands gilt ruled, the contrasting dark red and green lettering labels are stamped in gilt. Very beautifully preserved. Internally especially clean and well preserved, and a large copy, unpressed and with fine margins. A bit of very light expected age or shelf rubbing at the extremities, but without question, an unusually fine, handsome and clean set. RARE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT, THE TRUE FIRST EDITION OF SAMUEL JOHNSON’S MASTERWORK AND A WONDERFUL CLEAN AND LARGE COPY. "The most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography (PMM). Begun in 1747 and printed over five years, Johnson's DICTIONARY set the standard for all subsequent lexicographical work. Its excellence was immediately recognized in all quarters and the first edition of two thousand copies sold quickly. What set Johnson's DICTIONARY apart from earlier efforts was his reliance on the examples of English literature rather than his own intuition or previous word lists or dictionaries, a method that has been the standard ever since, from Richardson and Webster to the Oxford English Dictionary. Johnson, in undertaking this vast work, set out to perform single-handed for the English language what the French Academy, a century before, had attempted for French. He hope to produce "a dictionary by which the pronunciation of our language may be fixed, and its attainment facilitated;" and though, of course, no language can be frozen in time, by aiming at fixing the language he succeeded in giving the standard of reputable use. As Noah Webster stated, his work "had, in philology, the effect which Newton's discoveries had in mathematics." Johnson presumed to finish the work for the Dictionary in three years by his own labor, but he underestimated the work required and it eventually took nine years to complete (though not all of his time was spent upon the Dictionary, as he was also the editor of The Rambler at this time) and required the assistance of six amanuenses--five of whom, to Boswell's satisfaction, were Scotsmen. "Johnson's achievement marked an epoch in the history of the language. The result of nine years labor, it did more than any other work before or since towards fixing the language. The preface ranks among Johnson's finest writings. The most amazing, enduring, and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Map - Canada et Louisiane - Colonial Canada and United States

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

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

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

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        Canada et Louisiane

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

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

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

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

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

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        Invisible Spy, The

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Works of Jonathan Swift

      London,: C. Bathurst et al.,, 1755.. Six volumes, quarto, engravings throughout; front hinge wearing on volume one and some slight external wear but an excellent set in contemporary speckled calf, spines elaborately decorated in gilt. A handsome set of Swift's works, the foremost satirist in English.The set includes all of Swift's most famous works, including Gulliver's Travels and The Tale of a Tub, as well as reproducing his poetry and occasional political writings from pamphlets and journals.This is the first appearance of Hawkesworth's edition, which appeared later in the same year in a twelve-volume octavo version. This was, of course, the same John Hawkesworth who later wrote the official account of Cook's first voyage. Hawkesworth's association with writers as diverse as Swift and Johnson as well as his translation of works such as FÈnÈlon's, had a direct impact on the writing and style of the first voyage account. His editing of Swift was well received and went through many eighteenth century editions.Lowndes, p. 2557; Teerink, 87.

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        THE HISTORY OF PETER THE GREAT, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA

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

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        A MAP OF THE MOST INHABITED PART OF NEW ENGLAND CONTAINING THE PROVINCES OF MASSACHUSETS BAY AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH THE COLONIES OF CONECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND, DIVIDED INTO COUNTIES AND TOWNSHIPS: THE WHOLE COMPOSED FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS AND ITS SITUATION ADJUSTED BY ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS

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

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England

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

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

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

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

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

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