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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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        Vollständiger Lehrbegriff der Optik nach Herrn Roberts Smiths Englischen

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

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

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

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

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

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        Le Faux ravisseur, ou caravanes galantes du chevalier d’Abbeville.

      Hambourg : Aux dépens de la Société 1755 - 2 tomes en un vol. in-8, 182 x 106 : 164 pp. ; 160 pp. Maroquin janséniste gris-bleu, dos nerfs, fine dentelle dorée intérieure (Capé, Masson-Debonnelle Srs). — Édition originale de ce roman licencieux mis à l’index par mesure de police en 1825. L’auteur, resté anonyme, défend dans la Préface la véracité des faits exposés : « Les Mémoires que je présente au Public, ne sont point une production de l’imagination, ni un jeu d’esprit ; ils sont vrais : comme proposés sous les yeux de mon héros on ne peut les soupçonner de fausseté ». L’ouvrage raconte les aventures amoureuses d’un jeune picard issu d’une grande famille ou comment il fut initié par quelques abbesses Titre en rouge et noir. Exemplaire de l’écrivain et académicien Pierre-Jean Rémy (1937-2010), pseudonyme de Jean-Pierre Angremy, avec son ex-libris sur le premier contreplat. Restauration de papier en marge des pages 107, 145 (du premier volume) et à la page 127 (du second volume). Seulement trois exemplaires de cet ouvrage (deux à la date de 1755, le troisième à la date de 1793) sont répertoriés au Catalogue collectif de France. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Incisione in rame, colorata, mm 513x695.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Imperii romani occidentis, scilicet et orientis tabula?

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

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

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

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        Canada et Lousiane

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

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        REGOLE ED OSSERVAZIONI DELLA LINGUA TOSCANA Prima Edizione

      Remondini Venezia MDCCLVSottotitolo:RIDOTTE A METODO ED IN TRE LIBRI DISTRIBUITE DA SALVADORE CORTICELLI BOLOGNESE PRETE PROFESSO DE' CHIERICI REGOLARI DI SAN PAOLO. - PRIMA EDIZIONE VENETA - COLL'AGGIUNTA DI UNA NUOVA LETTERA DEL REGNANTE PONTEFICE BENEDETTO XIV ALL'AUTORE. IN VENEZIA MDCCLV - NELLA STAMPERIA REMONDINI CON LICENZA DE' SUPERIORI, E PRIVILEGIO - Anno di edizione:1755 - Lingua:Italiano - Pagine:391 - Larghezza cm:12 - Altezza cm:19 - Condizioni del prodotto:Buone - Tipo copertina:Cartonato - Segni particolari:RARO, Prima Edizione - Pos:ANT01 - RARISSIMA PRIMA EDIZIONE VENETA 1755

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

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

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        Gentleman and the Cabinet-Maker's Director

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Rariorum Piemontii Stirpium Specimen primum.

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

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        FABLES CHOISIES, MISE EN VERS. SECOND EDITION !! LA FONTAINE

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

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        Letters on the English Nation: By Batista Angeloni, A Jesuit, Who Resided Many Years in London

      London, 1755 2 Volumes complete. Both volumes in contemporary dark brown leather, corners and edges a little worn and bumped. Spines have raised bands, tooling and Vol numbers in gilt, titles detached. Internal, Volume 1, bookplate of Lady Mitchell to front paste down, small worm hole to base front corner extending inward, ink name to ffep, (lx), [4], 228 pp, ink note to ep. Volume 2, bookplate to front paste down, ink name to ffep, [8], 296 pp, lacking final blank. 59 letters commenting on the state of the English Nation. Shebbeare, physician and political writer, and his Letters on the English Nation was an epistolary fiction allegedly written by an Anglicized Italian Jesuit, whose long residence in England and analytical nature had endowed him with the insight and neutrality to develop a sweeping analysis of the decline of the English constitution, morals, manners, and culture under the corrupt rule of the whigs. The selection of a Jesuit as a narrative persona encouraged allegations that Shebbeare was a Jacobite at heart. For a full bio see ODNB. (ESTC T88373. Sabin 80053)

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

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

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        The Works of Jonathan Swift. Twelve Volume Set

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

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

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

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        Essai philosophique concernant l'entendement humain ou l'on montre quelle est l'etendue de nos connoissances certaines, et la manière dont nous y parvenons ... traduit de l'anglois par M. Coste

      Schreuder J. & Mortier le Jeune 1755 5^ ediz. franc., in 4° pp. 6, XXXVII, 3 nn., 603, 18 nn.; p/pelle coeva, ds. a nervi con tit. su tass. e fregi alle finestre, tagli rossi, sguardie colorate; ritratto a p/pag dell'A. inc. in rame da P. Tanje, front. in rosso e nero con grande vignetta allegorica sempre in rame, ed altra grande vignetta inc. in rame come testata della dedica a E. Sheffield; capil. flor., testatine e finalini in xilografia. Importante edizione che contiene le aggiunte e le variazioni del'A. inglese che in quest'opera cerca di distruggere i pregiudizi, confuta la teoria delle idee innate e mette in guardia contro i "maestri" che manipolano le menti; contiene le prefaz. del traduttore della 1^ ediz. del 1700, della 4^ francese del 1742 e l'elogio del Locke apparso sul "Nouvelles de la Republique des lettres" del 1705. Piccole mancanze al ds. e cerniera del piatto ant. leggermente allentata; esemplare fresco con rare fior. 477/21

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        Gentleman and the Cabinet-Maker's Director

      London: Hudson Scott & Sons, 1755.. First Edition. Professional red cloth library rebind. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Frontispiece missing but all 161 plates present. Minor foxing and marks. Library Stamps. 161 plates 18"x10" :: 460mm x 280mm (18" x 11") :: Ex Newcastle upon Tyne Library. Library rebind. Rubbed extremities. Minor nicks. Circular blind stamp (Newcastle City Libraries) on back cover. Ex-lib # at spine heel. Title page missing. New eps. Some ex-lib stamps. Tightly bound.Plates: High quality hand pressed plates (161) present and complete, each with circular ex-lib stamp on border. Some light working penciling. Some marginal thumbing. Occasional light edge stains & foxing

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        An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe, Founded upon the Laws of Nature, and solving by Mathematical Principles the General Phaenomena of the Visible Creation; and particularly the Via Lactea. Compris'd in Nine Familiar Letters from the Author to his friend. And illustrated with upwards of Thirty Graven and Mezzotinto Plates, by the Best Masters.London: Printed for the Author, and sold by H. Chapelle, 1750.

      First edition of this extraordinary work, remarkable for its influential theory of the Milky Way, and for its beautiful mezzotints. Wright's physico-philosophical system of the universe is the first after Newton, carrying Newton's theories forward and providing a basis for the theories of Laplace and Kant. "The first to form any definite idea as to the constitution of the stellar system was Thomas Wright... With him originated what has been called the 'Grindstone Theory' of the universe, which regarded the Milky Way as the projection the sphere of a stratum or disk of stars (our sun occupying a position near the centre), similar in magnitude and distribution to the lucid orbs of the constellations" (Clerke). Wright also suggested with "perfect definiteness" that the rings of Saturn consisted of an aggregated multitude of unconnected particles, each revolving independently round the planet. James Clerk Maxwell demonstrated this as the only scientifically tenable theory against the hypotheses of fluid or solid rings. The plates illustrating Wright's system are exceptionally clear and finely executed; those executed in mezzotint have an almost surreal beauty not found in any other book on astronomy. <br/><br/> Wright's book has had a variable reception. At first it attracted little attention, until it was rescued from a probable oblivion, when Immanuel Kant borrowed some of Wright's ideas in his <i>Naturgeschichte und Theorie des Himmels</i>, 1755. It has twice been reprinted in the twentieth century, testimony both to the philosophical interest of the book as well as its strikingly original views of the Milky Way. "These views were more than 150 years ahead of their time and did not become accepted by the scientific community until they were substantiated by observational evidence in the 1920's." (<i>The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists</i>). <br/><br/> "That original step - that the phenomenon of the Milky Way was caused by a rotating shell of stars - was undoubtedly influenced at the outset by Wright's metaphysical concept of the 'Devine Centre' about which the entire Creation was symmetrical. The actual motion of the stars about such a centre was supported by Edmund Halley's claim in 1718 that three starts had changed their latitude since the time of the ancients. And the existence of a rotating grand system of stars was a natural extension for one who believed that there were innumerable solar systems, a conviction present in Wright's thought from the beginning. Wright also made explicit the physical foundation that Newtonian philosophy gave to the concept of ordered systems." (Stevn Dick, <i>Plurality of Worlds, pp- 159-65</i>). <br/><br/> Norman 2265; Honeyman 3143; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, 1750; Clerke, A popular history of astronomy, pp. 14 and 299; Taylor, Mathematical practitioners, 321. See DSB for a long discussion of the <i>Original Theory</i>.. Large 4to (280 x 225 mm), pp [i-iii] iv-viii [4:index and subscriber list] [1] 2-84, with 32 plates, of which 23 are engraved (2 folding), and 9 mezzotint, contemporary English calf, corners, hinges, and spine with very good surface restoration preserving most of the original material, original end papers preserved (some spotting), light spotting to title page and final page, other wise clean. A very good copy of this rare work which is most often in quite bad condition

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        Essai de Psychologie; ou considérations sur les opérations de l'ame, sur l'habitude et sur l'éducation. Auxquelles on a ajouté des Principes philosophiques sur la cause première et sur son effet.

      8°. XLII, 390p. Reliure pleine veau d'époque, dos a nerfs orné. Quérard I, 408 (avec l amention Londres 1754). - Erste Ausgabe. - Charles Bonnets frühe physische Behinderungen: er war schon als Kind taub geworden, zudem war er schon mit dreissig Jahren nicht mehr in der Lage mikroskopische Studien zu tätigen, was den erfolgreichen Insektenforscher zwang, seine naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse mit den Fragen der Philosophie, vor allem mit der Phänomenologie zu verbinden. So wie seine naturwissenschaftlichen Studien sind auch die philosophisch-psychologischen Texte stark pietistisch geprägt. - Der fingierte Druckort "London" scheint sich aus dem kurzen Vorwort zu erklären in dem der Autor sich an seine ungenannten Freunde richtet, und ihnen seinen Dank ausspricht und das Buch widmet. Bonnet fand in seinen Studien über Abraham Trembley schon um 1740 Anerkennung der Royal Society, die den knapp zwanzigjährigen als Mitglied aufnahm. - Mit gestochenem Exlibris "M. de May d'Huningue"* (Wegmann 4684) auf dem Innendeckel. Sehr schönes fleckenloses Exemplar auf starkem Papier. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Disputationes Chirurgicae selectae, collegit, editit, praefatus est Albertus Hallerus.

      4°. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 5 wiederholten Porträt-Titelvignetten und 51 Kupfern auf 50 (davon 22 gefaltete) Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit. 5 Bände. Bibliographia Halleriana 1080. - Lundsgaard 708. - Waller 3999. - Wellcome III, 199. - Blake 195. - Die mittlere der drei grossen Sammlungen von Haller editiert. Zum grössten Teil medizinische Dissertationen aus der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Stellenweise leicht fleckig. Band 5 mit Wasserrand auf dem Titel und den ersten 20 Seiten. Sonst sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. Einbände beschabt. Ecken bestossen.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London: printed by W. Strahan for J and P Knapton et al. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of Johnson&#39;s landmark Dictionary; A BEAUTIFUL COPY in elegant contemporary tree calf. A monumental work by anyone&#39;s standards, Johnson&#39;s Dictionary took over eight years to complete. "With no real library at hand, Johnson wrote the definitions of over 40,000 words... illustrating the senses in which these words could be used by including about 114,000 quotations drawn from English writing in every field of learning during the two centuries from the middle of the Elizabethan period down to his own time" (W. Jackson Bate). "Johnson introduced into English lexicography principles which had already been accepted in Europe but were quite novel in mid-eighteenth-century England. He codified the spelling of English words; he gave full and lucid definitions of their meanings (often entertainingly coloured by his High Church and Tory propensities); and he adduced extensive and apt illustrations from a wide range of authoritative writers... His dictionary [is the] most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (Printing and the Mind of Man 201). Published on 15 April, 1755, in an edition of 2000 copies, it is estimated that slightly more than half survive. London: printed by W. Strahan for J and P Knapton, et al., 1755. Folio, contemporary full tree calf rebacked with original spines laid-down. Two volumes. Text very clean. An outstanding copy in exceptionally handsome tree calf bindings.

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

      London: Printed by W. Strahan for J. & P. Knapton, T. & T. Longman, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, A. Millar, and R. & J. Dodsley, 1755. 2 volumes, folio. (16 x 9 3/4 inches). Titles in red and black, all but the preface set in two columns. Expertly bound to style in half 18th century russia over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, red and black morocco lettering pieces in the second and third compartments. First edition of Johnson&#39;s Dictionary. This work has at various times been called "the most important British cultural monument of the eighteenth century" (Hitchings); "the only dictionary [of the English language] compiled by a writer of the first rank " (Robert Burchfield) and first genuinely descriptive dictionary in any language. "Johnson&#39;s writings had, in philology, the effect which Newton&#39;s discoveries had in mathematics" (Webster). "It is the fate of those that toil at the lower employments of life, to be rather driven by the fear of evil, than attracted by the prospect of good; to be ... punished for neglect, where success would have been without applause, and diligence without reward. Among these unhappy mortals is the writer of dictionaries ... Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach" (Johnson, preface to the present work). Samuel Johnson&#39;s monumental work, which drew on all the best ideas and aspects of earlier dictionaries, was published on April 15, 1755 in an edition of 2000 copies. The price was a high one £4 10s, or £3 10s to the trade. The group of publishers whose names appear in the imprint were joint proprietors, having paid Johnson £1575 in installments for copy which took him eight years to complete, although in the final months publication was held back for the granting of his Oxford M.A. (Feb. 20, 1755). Some of Johnson&#39;s advance was used to rent the well-known house in 17 Gough Square, where the garret became his "dictionary work-shop." He called on the assistance of six amanuenses, five of whom, Boswell proudly records, were Scotsmen, and who were almost derelict when he hired them. "With no real library at hand, Johnson wrote the definitions of over 40,000 words...illustrating the senses in which these words could be used by including about 114,000 quotations drawn from English writing in every field of learning during the two centuries from the middle of the Elizabethan period down to his own time" (W. Jackson Bate, Samuel Johnson (New York, 1977), p.247. "It is the dictionary itself which justifies Noah Webster&#39;s statement that Johnson&#39;s writings had, in philology, the effect which Newton&#39;s discoveries had in mathematics. Johnson introduced into English lexicography principles which had already been accepted in Europe but were quite novel in mid-eighteenth-century England. He codified the spelling of English words; he gave full and lucid definitions of their meanings (often entertainingly colored by his High Church and Tory propensities); and he adduced extensive and apt illustrations from a wide range of authoritative writers...but despite the progress made during the past two centuries in historical and comparative philology, Johnson&#39;s book may still be consulted for instruction as well as pleasure" (PMM). The Dictionary was issued with two titlepages, identifying the volumes as "I" and "II," and is usually divided between the letters "K" and "L," as here. Although Fleeman estimates that "more than half" of the 2000 copies survive, their condition is extremely variable. The great weight of the work ensured that when standing upright and even when stoutly bound, the covers were likely to detach with time. Once the covers were loose, damage to the titles and the other outer leaves was almost inevitable. Courtney & Smith p. 54; Chapman & Hazen p. 137; Fleeman Bibliography I, p.410; Grolier English 50; cf. H. Hitchings Defining the World (ref.); PMM 201; Rothschild 1237; Slade & Kolb Johnson&#39;s Dictionary pp.105-113; cf. William B. Todd &#39;Variants in Johnson&#39;s Dictionary, 1755&#39;, pp.212-3 in The Book Collector vol.14, number 2, summer 1965.

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        Inventarium über Weyland des Ehrenvest und Hochachtbaren Herrn Claude Tourny gewesenen vornehmen Handelsmannes und Bürgers wie auch E. E. Grossen und E. E. Kleinen Raths alhier zu Straßburg allen Beysitzers nunmehro seel. Verlassenschaft aufegrichtet Anno 1755. (Kalligraphischer Deckeltitel).

      196 pag. Bll. Prgt. d. Zt. mit 2 Bindebändern. Folio. Interessantes Manuskript zum Nachlass des wohlhabenden Straßburger Bürgers Claude Tourny. Das umfangreiche Verzeichnis beginnt mit der Abschrift des Ehevertrags zwischen Claude Tourny und seiner Gattin Johanna Maria Francisca, geb. D`Angelo (fol. 7 - 13), darauf folgt die äußerst detaillierte Aufstellung der Habe des Tourny, von Geschirr, Schmuck bis zum Inhalt des Weinkellers, die Immobilienanteile, aber zum Schluss dann auch die ebenfalls umfangreichen vorhandenen Verbindlichkeiten des Kaufmanns. - Einband altersfleckig, unteres Kapital etwas lädiert. Die Blätter am unteren Rand durchgehend meist wenig feuchtfleckig.

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande - oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden... Dreyzehnter Band.

      26 (von 29) meist gefalt. Kupfertafeln, (1 Bl.), XXI, 696 S., (16 Bl. Register). Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Graesse III, 307; Engelmann I, 107; Sabin I, 913; Cox I, 32. - Der 13. Band beschreibt erste Reisen, Entdeckungen und Niederlassungen der Europäer in Amerika, insbesondere Zentralamerika und Mexiko. Er behandelt u.a. die Reisen des Christoph Columbus. Inklusive der erst für den folgenden Band angekündigten Tafel 18 (Landschaften Nicaragua und Costa ricca). - Rückseite des Titelblatts und S. 100 gestempelt. Einzelne Seiten nur geringfügig fleckig, sonst sauber und gut erhalten.

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        Project til en förbättrad och förnyad förordning, om jagt och diurfång.

      Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1755. 4:o. (24) s. Tagen ur band och insatt i en ny ryggremsa av gråpapper.. Schreber 285: "Upprättad af en, för afgifvande af förslag till ny jaktordning, den 8 december 1749 tillsatt kommission, till hvilken Anders Schönberg d.ä. inkallades såsom rådgifvare." Bygdén anger Ehrenfalck som författare. Denne var kommissionens sekreterare och Schreber menar att han möjligen kan ha formulerat skrivelsen men knappast ansvarat för innehållet

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        D.Catharinae Senensis virginis Ss.mae Ord. Praedicatorum vita ac miracula selectiora formis aeneis expressa.

      ex Typographia Remondiniana Venetiis, ex Typographia Remondiniana, 1755. In 8vo; 34 tavole incise in rame numerate A8, B8, C8 e D10. La tavola D10 rilegata dopo D1. Mezza tela posteriore. Bruniture. Ogni tavola con immagini della vita della Santa ed il testo a fronte. Brunet I,1664 cita la prima edizione del 1603 con 32 tavole.

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        Ritningar pÃ¥ fyratio wÃ¥ningshus af sten, och trettio af träd, samt Ã¥tskilliga lusthus m. m. för högloflige ridderskapet och adelen samt andra stÃ¥ndspersoner pÃ¥ landet uti 25 kopparstycken med bifogad förklaring och uträkning. + Ytterligare tilökning af ritningar pÃ¥ wÃ¥ningshus, sextio af sten och tiugu af träd, samt hwarjehanda flygel-byggnader och pavillons, med anmärkningar ledande til et fördelaktigt och sparsamt desse byggnaders utförande, sÃ¥som ock uträkning pÃ¥ de förnämsta härtil hörande materialier, hwarjämte följer, anwisning till de i detta wärk nyttjade toscaniske, doriske och joniske ordernes indelning och bruk, tillika med particuliere ritningar pÃ¥ gÃ¥rds- och hus-portar samt fönster; ännu tio utkast af general-planer, gÃ¥rdar til behörig beqvämlighet, ordning och skick at anlägga, jämwäl ock til mält-brygg- och brännhus samt iskiällare, med flere inrättningar för landthushÃ¥llningen: uti 26 kopparstycken anwist, högloflige ridderskapet och adelen, samt andra stÃ¥nds-personer pÃ¥ landet, til tienst och nytta.

      Stockholm, Pet. Momma, 1755-56. De första tvÃ¥ delarna av Byggnadskonsten bundna i en volym, Frontispis + (22) s. + 24 dubbelsidiga graverade planscher (av 25, här saknas plansch nr 12) + 1 utvikbar tabell; (56) s. + 27 dubbelsidiga graverade planscher (XXVI-LII). Volymen är interfolierad, genomgÃ¥ende paginering med bläck (även de blanka sidorna paginerade). Här saknas de tre Bihangen. Samtida halvskinnband. 25 X 19 cm. TvÃ¥ exlibris (Axel Lundström och Kurt Winberg). Anteckningar med bläck och blyerts pÃ¥ pärmarnas insidor, samt inklistrad lapp ur antikvariatskatalog

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        Ritningar på fyratio wåningshus af sten, och trettio af träd, samt åtskilliga lusthus m.m. ... uti 25 kopparstycken med bifogad Förklaring och Uträkning. (Första delen av Byggnadskonsten) tillsammans med Ytterligare tilökning af ritningar på wåningshus, sextio af sten och tiugo af träd, samt hwarjehanda flygel-byggnader och pavillons, med anmärkningar ledande til et fördelaktigt och sparsamt desse byggnaders utförande, såsom ock uträkning på de förnämsta härtil hörande materialier, hwarjemte följer, anwisning til de i detta wärk nyttiade toscaniske, doriske och joniske ordernes indelning och bruk, tillika med particuliere ritningar på gårds- och hus-portar samt fönster; ännu tio utkast af general-planer, gårdar til behörig beqwämlighet, ordning och skick at anlägga, jämwäl ock til mält- brygg- och bränhus samt iskiällare, med flere inrättningar för landthushållningen: uti 26 kopparstycken anwist. (Andra delen av Byggnadskonsten).

      Tryckt uti Kongl. Tryckeriet, hos Directeuren Pet. Momma, Stockholm, 1755, 1756. Liten 4:o. Graverad frontespis, (22) + (52) s. Illustrerad med 51 dubbelsidiga graverade planscher + 2 utvikbara tabeller. Originalupplaga. Samtida skinnband. Titelbladet till del 1 reparerat med minimal textförlust. Några av kopparsticken delvis handkolorerade. Inlagan lätt åldersfläckad samt några blad med fuktränder. Bandet hårt nött.. De tre bihangen som också utkom med totalt 6 dubbelsidiga graverade planscher saknas som vanligt

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        "opere postume... in difesa della sua storia civile del regno di napoli; con in fine al di lui professione di fede dedicate a sua eccellenza la nobil donna fiorenza ravagnini vendramin." palmyra (ma lucca?), all'insegna della verita', 1755.

      Cm. 25,5, pp. xii, 303 (1) 84 (48). Frontespizio in rosso e nero ed un bel ritratto a piena pagina inciso in rame. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorso a piccoli nervi con titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso. Lievi bruniture uniformi limitate alle prime carte, peraltro esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Ex libris nobiliare. Si tratta della rara edizione originale delle Opere Postume, da non confondersi con la ristampa del 1760. La nostra copia è completa della Professione di Fede che, come ci avverte Brunet (I,1584), non è presente in tutti gli esemplari.

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        Lâ??Office de la Quinzaine de Pasque, Latin-Francois, a lâ??Usage de Rome et de Paris, pour la Maison de Monseigneur le Duc dâ??Orleans, Premier Prince du Sang

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

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        Hebammenkunst

      Altenburg, Paul Emanuel Richter, 1755,. RARE: Antiquarian book in Old German Gothic Script. Hebammenkunst is Midwifery. Size: 7.00 x 4.00 inches approx. Not knowing German or the Gothic script it is difficult to know the exact translation of the title but it could be A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery which is an antiquarian publication in English. Well used boards with background staining, (hardback) name of a previous owner to front endpaper dated 1927, some browining but thoroughly readable, engraved vignette to title page, 492 numbered pages, engraved embellishments, all edge red, full of character. Smellie, William, Theoretical and practical treatise on the art of midwifery. Translated from English by Johann Ernst Zeiher. VIII, 492 pages, . Altenburg, PE, Richter, 1755. Extracted from the internet: 'First German edition of the classic work on obstetrics. -. "Smellie (1697-1763), contributed more to the fundamentals of obstetrics than virtually any individual in his, Treatise 'he more accurately than any previous Described the mechanism of parturition writer, stressing the importance of exact measurement of the pelvis Hey. was the first to lay down rules regarding the safe use of forceps, and personally Introduced the steel-lock, the curved, and the double forceps. He invented the, Smellie maneuver 'to deliver breech cases. " (Garrison / Morton 6154, the original-outputs. 1752). - Smellie, "is rightly considered the father of natural childbirth help ... The op surgery he tried to limit as much as possible" (Hirsch).'

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