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

      Paris: Chez H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour 1755, 1755. a fine set with clean crisp pages and wide margins; pp. vol. I: [iv], lxii, 368; vol. II: [iv], 387, [i]; both volumes with half-titles. 250 woodcut plates, 4 folding copper plates and 190 copper plates in text, tailpieces . Contemporary full calf bindings with later calf spines incorporarting original title labels; bindings very good with slight wear/rubbing only. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, half-title of vol. II slightly marked and the top outer corner of first few leaves very slighty damaged, otherwise fine. An outstanding copy of this landmark work. Duhamel-Dumonceau's first book on trees; The large woodcuts are in part printed from blocks made by Giogio Liberale and Wolfgang Meyerpeck for Matthioli's great herbal two centuries earlier and which Duhamel had acquired for use in this work. They contrast dramatically with the delicate oblong copper plate vignettes of the anatomical details of of the trees described. He was the greatest agronomist, or rural economist of the 18th century. Although he did not have the scientific genius of his younger contemporary Lavoisier, both studied separately the physiology of vegetables. He applied the extent and variety of his researches to agriculture, commerce and the navy. Although he wasa prolific writer, this book remains, in the words of Davy de Virville, "son ouvrage fondamental." It is the indispensible guide to the trees of France, indigenous and exotic, during the Ancien Regime: over 1000 species, alphabetically arrangedare described and illustrated. He uses the classification first of Tournefort and then Linnaeus. The engraved vignettes, referred to above, were specially done to show the details of frutification, until then hardly illustrated. This beautiful edition soon sold out, to be followed by the famous seven volume edition illustrated by Redoute and Bessa, which has nothing in common with this book except in title.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 4to (21 x 27cm).

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        A View of Hamoze and Plymouth Dock from Mount Edgcumbe

      [London: Published J. Boydell, C. Bowles, R. Wilkinson and R. Sayer & Bennett, circa 1755]. Hand-coloured copper engraving, heightened by touches of gum arabic. Printed on fine laid paper. Very good condition apart from some minor foxing in the margins. 14 1/2 x 22 3/8 inches. 17 x 23 3/8 inches. A panoramic view of the Hamoze estuary, which flows into the Plymouth Sound and joins the River Plym. This vibrantly coloured plate is from a series of five prints depicting the celebrated scenery of Mount Edgcumbe. Taken from the pinnacle of Mount Edgcumbe peering over the verdant canopy of trees, this beautiful print affords a clear view of the busy Plymouth dockyard. Established in 1690, the docks have an extensive naval history and, by the late 1700s, were one of the principal bases of the Royal Navy. Fleets as well as solitary naval vessels were stationed there, and the dockyard was also actively engaged in the manufacturing of new ships. Situated in Cornwall on the slopes of the Rame peninsula overlooking the River Tamar and the Plymouth Sound, Mount Edgcumbe was the family seat of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Amidst the lush parklands and eighteenth-century gardens for which Edgcumbe is famous, sits Mount Edgcumbe House, an impressive Tudor-style residence erected by Roger Palmer in 1547-53 at the behest of Sir Richard Edgcumbe of Cotehele. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography

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        The works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin,

      London: printed for C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, R. and J. Dodsley, and W. Bowyer,, 1755. Accurately revised In Six Volumes, Adorned with Copper-Plates; with Some Account of the Author's Life, and Notes Historical and Explanatory, by John Hawkesworth. 6 volumes, quarto (280 × 216 mm), each in 2 parts. Attractively bound about 1800 in full diced russia; spine divided into six compartments by double raised bands with decorative gilt roll between, gilt-lettered direct in two compartments and placed and dated at foot, elaborate gilt centrepieces in others, quatrefoil blind roll at head and tail; covers with border of palmette blind roll enclosing gilt two-line panel, flower-head tools, circles, and dots at corners, with inner panel formed by leaf tools at corners and an oval dotted roll; turn-ins decorated all round with gilt rules and blind decorative roll; drab endpapers, gilt edges, brown silk page markers. 25 engraved plates (of which 4 are imaginary maps), the figurative plates by J. S. Müller. Each part, except vol. 1, pt. 1, with separate title page; general title and titles to first parts of vols. 2–6 in red and black. Light rubbing, superficial worm to rear cover of vol. 1 with small area of more intrusive worm at foot of that joint, a fine set in a handsome Regency binding. First Hawkesworth edition, which "for a long period supplanted Faulkner's Dublin edition (1735) as the authoritative text of Swift … The life of Swift prefixed to the first volume was a milestone in literary biography, being the first attempt at a balanced and judicious assessment of an author's character" (ODNB). Parts of vols. 1, 3, 4, and 6 were printed by William Bowyer; his records show 500 copies printed. Supplementary volumes were published in later years, but this is the complete set as first published, containing the great majority of his most important works, including Gulliver's Travels and A Tale of A Tub.

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        GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND MECHANICAL ESSAYS. THE FIRST, CONTAINING AN ANALYSIS OF A GENERAL MAP OF THE MIDDLE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA; AND OF THE COUNTRY OF THE CONFEDERATE INDIANS: A DESCRIPTION OF THE FACE OF THE COUNTRY; THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CONFEDERATES; AND THE MARITIME AND INLAND NAVIGATIONS OF THE SEVERAL RIVERS AND LAKES CONTAINED THEREIN...The Second Edition

      Philadelphia: B. Franklin and D. Hall, 1755.. Folding handcolored engraved map by James Turner after Lewis Evans. Quarto. Full tan polished tree calf by Riviere, covers with a gilt roll tool border, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in the second compartment, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Map backed on linen. Very good. One of the most important maps of the British colonies done prior to Independence, a landmark in American cartography and an important Franklin printing. Lewis Evans' map, titled "A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America," shows the east coast of North America from Montreal and New England to the northern border of North Carolina, and also includes the Ohio valley in the west. The Evans map appeared in 1755, the same year as John Mitchell's famous map, with Evans drawing from his original surveys and Fry and Jefferson's 1753 map of Virginia. Evans' map acknowledges French claims to all lands northwest of St. Lawrence Fort, resulting in criticism from New York, notably the New York Mercury. Despite the controversy, Evans's work was very popular (there were eighteen editions between 1755 and 1814), and was famously used by General Braddock during the French and Indian War. Evans gives a detailed geographical description of the middle and southern colonies, particularly notable for an early description of the Ohio country, and gives a good description of the Carolina back country. Evans was also eager for the British to expand into the South, especially West Florida, to challenge the French and Spanish in the Gulf. According to Governor Pownall, writing in 1776, the map was the authority for settling boundary disputes in the region as it so accurately depicted the region. The present example is a very fine copy of the second edition, first issue of the text published by Benjamin Franklin (i.e. without an additional London imprint below Franklin's) and contains a rare example of the first issue of the map (i.e. without "The Lakes Cataraqui" just north of Lake Ontario). Significantly, the map present in this copy is with lovely full period hand-coloring. Sabin notes that many copies of Evans' tract do not include the map, and that only some copies are fully colored, as is this copy. On this second edition of the text, published the same year as the first, Miller notes: "This revised second edition of Evan's analysis of his General Map of the Middle British Colonies is virtually a page-for-page resetting of the first edition with sub- titles added on pp. 6 and 11, and the numeral 2 inserted to the left of the signature on the directional line of the first two leaves of each quire in fours." "The map is considered by historians to be the most ambitious performance of its kind undertaken in America up to that time, and its publication was a milestone in the development of printing arts in the colonial period" - Schwartz & Ehrenberg. MILLER 606. CAMPBELL 543. EVANS 7412. SABIN 23175. HOWES E226. CHURCH 1003. WHEAT & BRUN 298. BROWN, EARLY MAPS OF THE OHIO VALLEY 41. CRESSWELL, "COLONY TO COMMONWEALTH," pp.53-54, 82. DEGREES OF LATITUDE 34. GARRISON, CARTOGRAPHY OF PENNSYLVANIA, pp.269-74. PHILADELPHIA: THREE CENTURIES OF AMERICAN ART, pp.64-67. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, p.165. STEPHENSON & McKEE, VIRGINIA IN MAPS, p.82. SUAREZ, SHEDDING THE VEIL 57. THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED 255. Klinefelter, "Lewis Evans and his Maps" in TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, Vol. 61, no. 7 (1971). Stevens, LEWIS EVANS AND HIS MAP (London, 1905).

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

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

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        Mapa Maritimo del Golfo de Mexico e Isles de la America para el uso de los navegantes en esta parte del mundo, construido sobre las mexores memorias, y observaciones astronomicas de longitudes, y latitudes

      [Madrid]: Tomás López & Juan de la Cruz Cano y Olmedilla, 1755. Copper- engraved map. Small expert marginal repairs. 23 x 32 1/8 inches. A beautiful and very rare Spanish maritime chart of Florida, Louisiana, parts of Texas and the whole of the Caribbean. Tomás López, one the most important Spanish map-makers, was the official cartographer to the King of Spain during the second half of the eighteenth-century.The present map is one of a small handful relating to North America to be published in Spain during this period: it was published by Lopez and and Juan de la Cruz in Madrid in 1755 and is based on d'Anville's work. Unusually, this particular example is on a large single sheet rather than the more usual two sheets or two joined sheets. The geographical area depicted extends beyond the Caribbean to include Central America and the Caribbean, including the northern coast of South America. As is to be expected with a maritime chart the northern portion of the gulf shows only coastal features (with some inlets, bays and river-mouths), with Florida drawn as a series of closely associated islands on the eastern and southern tip. The land region of the northern gulf is labeled "Luisiana"; and Mexico is noted as "Nueva Espana". The sea areas are criss-crossed with rhumb lines and compass roses. There is an elaborate and very attractive rococo cartouche with the title including a dedication to Ferdinand VI of Spain, and the Spanish Royal coat of arms, fruits and vegetables from the New World, a bow and quiver with arrows and a native headdress, as well as an European sword and shield. The publication date of 1755 is significant as it marks the second year of the French and Indian War (or Seven Year's War as the conflict as a whole was known in Europe). By the war's end, France was compelled to relinquish virtually the entirety of its American empire. Canada and the Ohio Valley were ceded to Great Britain, and all of Louisiana west of the Mississippi was transferred to Spain. López published this map to allow an overview of the numerous islands and southern coastal regions that were being fought over by the three main combatants. NMM (Duff Colllection) 245:I ; Antonio López Gómez & Carmen Manso Porto Cartografía del siglo XVIII: Tomás López en la Real Academia de la historia (Madrid, 2006), p.82; Phillips Maps 685; D. Reinhartz & G.D. Saxon Mapping and Empire (University of Texas Press, 2005) p.16.

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        A NEW UNIVERSAL ETYMOLOGICAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY : CONTAINING NOT ONLY EXPLANATIONS OF THE WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE; ... BUT ALSO THEIR ETYMOLOGIES FROM THE ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGES ... [11PLATES]

      London: and J. Ward,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1755. 1st Edition corrected and expanded. Hardcover. Folio, 16 x 10.5 x 3.75"; A NEW UNIVERSAL ETYMOLOGICAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY : CONTAINING NOT ONLY EXPLANATIONS OF THE WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE; ... BUT ALSO THEIR ETYMOLOGIES FROM THE ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGES ... [engraved frontispiece and 11plates]. Bound in contemporary sheep leather spine sturdily reinforced by cloth. Contents Good-VG with text block tight. Provenance - James Graham Domville Bart, armorial bookplate. .

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        Carolinae Floridae nec non Insularum Bahamensium cum partibus adjacendibus delineato ad exemplar Londinense in lucem edita a..., Seligmann

      Nuremberg: Seligmann, 1755. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in good condition apart from an expertly repaired split to an old fold. 19 1/2 x 25 5/8 inches. A fine copy of the first and only Continental edition of a Map of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands, here with particularly fine period hand-colouring. The English edition of this map (first published in Vol.II of Mark Catesby's Natural History of South Carolina, and the Bahama Islands, London, 1743) is now virtually unobtainable. This has greatly increased the desirability of this fine Continental version, which is itself quite scarce. Seligmann's Sammlung verschiedener auslaendischer und seltener Vögel was published in nine parts between 1749 and 1776, and included a German translation of Catesby's work with re-engraved versions of his images, including the present map. Catesby's work was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Catesby scholar G.F. Frick calls this map "a good representation of the better English ideas about the geography of North America" in the period. It is not generally recognized that the English version of this map appeared in two states. On the first state of 1743, the territory on both sides of the Mississippi was coloured green, to indicate that the entire region was in the hands of the French. A second state was included in the third edition of the Natural History in 1771, altered to show the political realignment brought about by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The territory on the east bank of the Mississippi, which had been acquired by Britain, was now coloured green; the territory to the West, which now belonged to Spain, was coloured blue. The present German edition corresponds with the English first state. The map shows Southeastern North America as far west as the Mississippi River, plus the nearby Caribbean islands of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola. Cf. Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps (1998 ed.), 210 & 292

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        "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..."

      London: Thomas Jefferys, 1755. THOMAS JEFFERYS' EXCELLENT MAP OF NOVA SCOTIA. PRODUCED ONE YEAR AFTER THE START OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR AND PUBLISHED POSTHUMOUSLY IN HIS FAMOUS AMEICAN ATLAS. Published in The American Atlas (1755-1781) Engraving with hand color Framed size: 28" x 33 3/4" Sheet size: 18 3/4" x 24 5/8" Thomas Jefferys, preeminent British publisher of the late eighteenth century, published many of the most authoritative maps of North America at the time of the War for Independence. However, British interest in the production of precise and accurate North American maps began much earlier than the 1770s. After the British achieved victory in the French and Indian War (1756-1763), and in accordance with the terms of the 1762 Treaty of Fontainbleau and the Treaty of Paris signed the following year, Britain's colonial empire grew to encompass all of the lands east of the Mississippi River. The British recognized quickly that the potential for trade and development in this newly acquired territory was enormous. As such, scientific surveys were undertaken which not only recorded the topography of the land but also documented the locations of roads, towns, mills, and any other features that might be of practical use to the Empire. Thus, for the first time the North American interior, and not just the coast, was explored and mapped by the British. . Book.

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        Poesie.... (Poems of Mr. Abbot Peter Metastasio)

      Parigi (Paris), 1755-1769: Presso La Vedova Quillau/Presso G.C. Molin Complete in 10 volumes, text in Italian. Each volume has engraved title page. Vol. 1 has frontispiece by D. Sornique after C. Eisen, and vignette headpiece by N. Le Mire after C.N. Cochin. Vol. 1-9, 1755; Vol.. 10, Parigi: Presso G.C. Molini, bookseller, 1769. All uniformly bound in vellum, spines fully decorated in gilt, double red morocco spine labels gilt, all edges speckled red, evidence of early owner bookplate removal to each volume, with short split to upper joint of volume one, usual soiling to the vellum. A very nice set and scarce with tenth volume. A favorite of Thomas Jefferson (who only had volumes 1-8) see Sowerby Catalogue.. Small Octavo.

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        Theorie von den Vorhersehungen und Ahndungen der menschlichen Seele nebst einer praktischen Anwendung derselben.

      6 Bll., 179 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. ADB XXXIII, 651: "verknüpft in (seinen) Schriften psychologische Beobachtungen mit moralischen Problemen auf dem Boden der theologia naturalis, in dem Schematismus seinem philosophischen Vorbild (Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten) gleich, an religiöser Innigkeit ihm überlegen". - Oberes Kapital bestoßen. Etwas berieben.

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

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

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        Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inegalité parmi les hommes.

      Amsterdam, Marc Michel Rey, 1755. 8vo. Very nice contemporary full mottled calf with richly gilt spine. A bit of wear to capitals, hinges, and corners, Book plate to inside of front board. Title-page printed in red and black, engraved title-vignette, engraved frontispiece (by Eisen, engraved by Sornique), 1 large engraved vignette and a few woodcut vignettes. Minor occasional brownspotting. Overall a very fine copy, with good margins, and printed on good paper. Frontispiece + LXX, (2), 262, (2, -errata & avis au relieur) pp.. First edition, first issue, of one of Rousseau's main works and one of the most important works of political thought in general. The "Discourse on the Origins of Inequality" is considered Rousseau's first important work and the work that lays the foundation for his later thought.The present copy is with all the first issue pointers (e.g. the erroneous spelling of "Jaques", the accent aigu in "conformé" added by hand by M.M. Rey on p. 11) and the three cancels (pp. LXVII-LXVIII, 111-112, and 139-140). According to Tchemerzine, there were copies on thick, heavy paper ("Il existe des ex. en papier fort"), of which this is presumably one. At least the dedication (LXX pp.) in the present copy is printed on very thick paper, whereas the paper of the remaining leaves is a bit less heavy. The present copy has nice, wide margins. According to Dufour there are five counterfeit-editions bearing the same date (they are easily distinguishable from the first issue). Like his "Discourse on the Sciences and Arts " from 1750, the "Discourse on the Origins of Inequality" was written as a response to an essay competition from the Academy of Dijon. This work is thus often referred to as the "Second Discourse". Unlike the first, this did not win him a prize, even though it is was also at the time considered a far more accomplished work and now counts as one of his three main works (together with the "Contract Social" and "Émile"). It is in the present work that Rousseau begins to develop his theories of human social development and moral psychology and it is furthermore this work that for the first time clearly divides him from the Encyclopédiste mainstream of the French Enlightenment. The work is famous for Rousseau's portrayal of a multi-stage evolution of humanity from the most primitive condition to something like a modern complex society, which has gone down in history as one of the most important portrayal of man and society. But furthermore the work is famous for its long preface.When Rousseau had converted to Catholicism, he also lost his rights to the status of Citizen of Geneva. This right was regained in 1754, though, when he reconverted to Calvinism, and a large part of his "Discourse on the Origins of Inequality" consists in a dedication to the state of Geneva. This preface is probably one of the most famous prefaces in the history of modern thought as it constitutes, not only a highly ironical and satirical praise of his birthplace, but also a masterpiece of utopian political thought. Geneva is praised as the good republic worthy of admiration for the stability of its laws and institutions, the common spirit of its inhabitants, the well behaved women that inhabit it, and the good relations with neighbouring states. Not only is this piece of political fiction that provides us with an imminent insight into how a state should ideally be according to Rousseau an ironical description of what Geneva was not, it was also a fierce attack on Paris. Tchemerzine X:32

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        Lettre à un amateur de la peinture avec des eclaircissemens historiques sur un cabinet et les auteurs des tableaux qui le composent.

      Ouvrage entremêlé de digressions sur la vie de plusieurs peintres modernes. Dresden, chez G. C. Walther, 1755. 8:o. Grav. front,(2),368,(14) s. Samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och röd titeletikett. Röda snitt. Ryggen skadad överst och ngt nött. Spricka i övre delen av främre falsen. Liten fläck i yttermarginlen på s. 115-20. Ljus fläck, som delvis går in i texten, på s. 241-50. Med C. Eichhorns, G. G:son och Folke S:son Wennerbergs exlibris.. Det inledande brevet på s. 1-20 är skriven av Janneck och de omfattande kommentarerna är skrivna av Hagedorn

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        Essai de psychologie; ou considerations sur les operations de l'ame, sur l'habitude et sur l'education. Auxquelles on a ajouté des Principes philosophiques sur la cuuse premiere et sur son effet.

      London, 1755. 8vo. Bound in a very nice cont. full mottled calf binding with five raised bands to richly gilt spine. Front hinge a bit weak, upper capital w. minor loss. Internally very nice and clean. LXII, 390 pp.. The rare first edition of Bonnet's important first work on psychology, in which he develops his views regarding the physiological conditions of mental activity and thus anticipates physiological psychology (biological psychology or behavioral neuroscience). Bonnet's movement or "vibration" model, which is presented in the present work for the first time, constitutes a much elaborated model of the internal representation of ideas that Newton had also discussed. His contributions to the field of neuro-psychology were highly original, and his theories which included the idea that the understanding of human (and animal) behavior presupposes knowledge of the nervous system and its functions caused quite a stir at the time of their appearance.With the present work, Bonnet became a pioneer in the study of the physiological bases of behavior, and his theories and experiments on the relationship between psychological and physiological processes were much ahead of his time."Bonnet is considered one of the fathers of modern biology. He is distinguished for both his experimental research and his philosophy, which exerted a profound influence upon the naturalists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. " (D.S.B. II: 286).After at the age of 26 having discovered the parthenogenesis of the aphid (plant lice), which established virginal generation, having written important works in the field of regeneration of rainwater worms, a groundbreaking work on insectology, which "entitles him consideration as an early exponent of experimental entomology" (D.S.B. II: 286), a work which established him as one of the first naturalists to investigate photosynthesis, and several other works of interest, the Swiss natural historian, biologist and philosopher Charles Bonnet (1720-1793) began concentrating on philosophy and methodology. "A true theoretician of biology, he exercised an enormous influence in this field and maintained a correspondence with almost all the scientists of his time. He published works that caused a considerable stir - among them "Essai de psychologie"..." (D.S.B. II: 286)

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        Et in eum Ioannis Passeratii praelectiones solennes, sive Commentarii; aliquantum contracti: Iani Broukhusii notae selectae; Notæ selectæ: Joannis Vulpii Antonii Vulpii. 2 vol.

      Patavii (Padua), 1755. Engraved titlepage, (8) + lXVIII + 1290 pp. (paged continuously). Vol. 2 only half-title. Bound in cont. vellum. Red-spotted pageedges.. Excellent and sound edt. on heavy paper. No foxing. Bibl. Britannica, 788

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        The natural history of Norway : containing, a particular and accurate account of the temperature of the air, the different soils, waters, vegetables, meatls, minerals, stones, beasts, birds, and fishes ; together with the dispositions, customs, and manner of living of the inhabitants : interspersed with physiologicalnotes from eminent writers, and transactions of academies. In two parts. Translated from the Danish original of the Right Revd. (...), Bishop of Bergen in Norway, and member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Copenhagen. Illustrated with copper plates, and a general map of Norway.

      Ldn., Printed for A. Linde. 1755. Folio. Noe senere skinnryggbind med blinddekor og opphøyde ryggbånd. Nyere marmorerte dekler.. Rebacked. Forsterket i indre falser. xxiii, 206; vii, 291, (1), (11) s. Med foldet grensekolorert kart over Norge og kobberstikk i teksten. Folio. Later half calf, spine blindtooled, raised bands. Rebacked with use of old spine and covers. Inner hinges strengthened. xxiii, 206, vii, 291, (1), (11) pp. With folding map of Norway coloured in outline.. Materien ren og fin. Internally very good

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        Telliamed Ou Entretiens D'Un Philosophe Indien, Avec Un Missionnaire Francois Sur la diminution de la Mer: 2 Vols. in 1; (In French);

      Paris, Chez Duchesne, 1755.. Hardback, recent half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine, pp. viii, 24, j-lxviii, 240, viii, 310, sm. 8vo. (6.5" x 3.75"), some browning of a few pages, old (non-active) worm holes affecting upper margins in first half of vol. 1, otherwise a fine copy.

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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, November 29th, 1755 [but circa 1764]. Copper- engraved map, on four unjoined and untrimmed sheets as issued. of each 29 3/8 x 21 3/8 inches. 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 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-eighteenth 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 Ephriam 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. Cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47.

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        Le pitture di bologna che nella pretesa, e rimostrata fin'ora da altri maggiore antichita', e impareggiabile eccellenza nella pittura, con manifesta evidenza difatto rendono il passeggiere disingannato, ed istrutto dell'ascoso accademico gelato. quarta edizione con nuova e copiosa aggiunte. in bologna, longhi, 1755.

      Cm. 15,5, pp. (36) 396. Fregio al frontespizio e capolettera istoriati. Leg. coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con titolo ms. al dorso. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Classico della storiografia artistica bolognese la cui stampa originale risale al 1686.

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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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        Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en général. Traduit de l'anglois.

      A Londres, Chez Fletcher Gyles, dans Holborn, 1755. 12mo (binding ab. 17x10 cm). Bound in a very nice, contemporary full mottled calf binding with five raised bands to richly gilt spine. All edges of boards with a single gilt line-decoration. Beautiful marbled edges. Very neat and professional restorations to hinges and upper capital. A single tiny worm-hole to middle of spine and a supeficial, barely noticeable, crack down the middle. Old paper-label to lower compartment of spine. One corner a bit worn. Small ex libris to inside of front board, ex libris stamp to half-title. Contemporary owner's name crossed out at title-page. Internally exceptionally nice and clean. Small worm-hole to inner margin of about 60 leaves towards the end, only just touching the edge of a very few letters, otherwise not affecting lettering at all. (4), 430, (6, -Table des Chapitres) pp.. The exceedingly rare first edition of one of the most important and influential works of economic literature, as well as being one of the scarcest. The author is considered a pioneer of economic theory who anticipated and influenced the likes of Smith, Malthus, Turgot, Quesnay, Mirabeau, etc., etc. and this, his only published work (!), is considered the first actual work of theoretical economics, an absolutely ground-breaking work which by Jevons was characterized as the "Cradle of Political Economy".Richard Cantillon (1680-1734), though his name is probably of Spanish descent, was an Irishman, and he spent most of his life in France. He was a man of secrecy, and little is known about his life and work. He wrote his only published book, the seminal "Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général" between 1730 and 1734 but never saw it published, as he was murdered in 1734 (when he was robbed and his house was set on fire, presumably by his former cook whom he had dismissed ten days earlier), and the book had to await posthumous publication. There is evidence that Cantillon wrote much more than this single work, but the "Essai" seems to be the only one that survived the fire in his house on the night of his death. The work was finally published for the first time in French, anonymously, in 1755, and it is not known whether Cantillon actually wrote the manuscript in French and that the mention of translation on the title-page is false (e.g. to avoid French censorship), or whether he wrote the manuscript in English and translated it into French himself; in all cases, the work circulated in French manuscript form, before it was published, and an English manuscript has never been found. "In any case, the "Essai" is a work of genious, and it was undoubtedly written by Cantillon" (Brewer, p. 19). After having had an immense influence on the Physiocrats and the French School, directly influencing Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot , François Quesnay, Jean-Baptiste Say, Victor de Riquetti marquis de Mirabeau, Adam Smith, etc., the "Essay..." soon sank into obscurity only to be rediscovered by Jevons in the 1880'ies, and throughout the late 19th and the 20th century it has become increasingly evident that the present work is indeed a pioneering work, which directly and indirectly influenced almost all later economic theory. "Richard Cantillon was a key figure in the early development of economics. He was one of the first to see economy as a single inter-connected system and to try to explain how it worked, and the first to present a coherent theory of prices and income distribution. He made major contributions to monetary theory and to the theory of balance of payments adjustment. The Physiocrats, writing only a few years after the (delayed) publication of Cantillon's one surviving work, the "Essai sur la nature du commerce en general", took many of their ideas very directly from it. Adam Smith probably learnt from Cantillon's "Essai" , as well as from the Physiocrats. There is thus a direct line of intellectual descent from Cantillon's "Essai" to Smith's "Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations", and to modern economics." (Brewer, p. 1). "Cantillon predated the Physiocrats in two ways. First, he used the term "entrepreneur" and emphasized the role of this figure in economic life. Business people, Cantillon said commit themselves to definite payments in expectation of uncertain receipts; this risk taking is remunerated by profit, which competition tends to reduce to the normal value of the entrepreneurs' services. Second, writing a generation before Quesnay constructed his "Tableau Economique", Cantillon stated: "Cash is therefore necessary, not only for the Rent of the landlord... but also for the City merchandise consumed in the country... The circulation of this money takes place when the Landlords spend in detail in the City the rents which the farmers have paid them in lump sums, and when the Entrepreneurs of the Cities, Butchers, Bakers, Brewers, etc. collect little by little the same money to buy from the Farmers in lump sums Cattle, Wheat, Barley, etc."Cantillon developed a theory of value and price. His emphasis on the role of land and labor, on supply and demand, and on the fluctuations of price around intrinsic value makes him a direct forerunner of classical economists... Cantillon anticipated classical economic thought in several other ways. For example, he stated, "Men multiply like mice in a barn if they have unlimited Means of Subsistence." The classical economist Thomas Malthus held a similar view. Also, Cantillon analyzed interest as a reward for the risk taken in lending, based on profits that the entrepreneurs can make by borrowing and investing... In addition, Cantillon focused on the productivity of a nation's resources..." (Brue, pp. 59-60).See: Anthony Brewer, Richard Cantillon: Pioneer of Economic Theory, 1992Stanley L. Brue, The Evolution of Economic Thought. Sixth Edition, 2000Kress: 5423; Einaudi: 846

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        Das Leben des Herrn von Haller.

      8°. 19 n.n. Bl., 430 S., 1 S. Druckfehler. Mit einer gestochen Titelvignette von Johann Rudolf Holzhalb. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Goedeke IV/I, 482,3 und IV/I, 22,1Aa. - Haller II, 882 (der selbst Materialien zum Buche lieferte). - Blake 499. - Erste Ausgabe der ersten Biographie. Die erste selbständige schriftstellerische Arbeit von Johann Georg Zimmermann. Seite 418-430 mit einem Verzeichnis der Schriften von Haller. - Fleckenloses Exemplar auf starkem Papier. - Titel mit kleinem Besitzerstempel. Der hübsche Einband mit kleinerem Abriss am oberen Kapital.

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        AVILER, AUGUSTIN CHARLES d'. Dictionnaire d'architecture civile et hydraulique, et des arts qui en dépendent: comme la maçonnerie, la charpenterie, la menuiserie, la serrurerie, le jardinage, &c.

      la construction des ponts & chaussées, des ecluses, & de tous les ouvrages hydrauliques. Ouvrage servant de suite au Cours d'architecture du même auteur. Nouvelle édition corrigée, & considérablement augmentée. Paris, chez C. A. Jombert, 1755. Stor 4:o. XIV,366,(2) s. & 1 tryckt tabell. Samtida ngt nött marmorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och brun titeletikett. Röda snitt. Spricka överst i främre ytterfalsen och några maskhål nederst på ryggen. Enstaka spridda lager- och småfläckar. Några sidor lätt bruntonade. Med Åke Setterwalls namnteckning daterad 1939.. Brunet II 540. Komplett. Första separata utgåvan. Boken hade tidigare publicerats som en del av författarens "Cours d'architecture" under titeln "Explication des termes d'architecture."

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        Flora Svecica

      Exhibens plantas per Regnum Sveciae crescentes, systematice cum Differentiis... Editio Secunda Aucta et Emendata. Laurentius Salvius, Stockholm 1755. 8:o. (4),XXXII,464,(30) s. + en utvikbar graverad plansch. Något nött samtida skinnband med rikt förgylld rygg, liten insektsskada vid ryggens fot. Planschen klippt i nedre kant utanför plåtkanten. Fuktfläckar i inre marginalen från början till sidan XXVIII, i nedre marginalen sidan 447 till slutet samt i yttre marginalen sista 10 blad. En del gamla bläckanteckningar i texten. Främre pärms spegel med rester av lacksigill samt delvis raderad namnteckning. E. Lundgren 1890 på titelbladets verso. 21 x 13 cm

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        Carolinae Floridae nec non Insularum Bahamensium cum partibus adjacendibus delineato ad exemplar Londinense in lucem edita a..., Seligmann

      Nuremberg: Seligmann, 1755. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in good condition apart from an expertly repaired split to an old fold. 19 1/2 x 25 5/8 inches. A fine copy of the first and only Continental edition of a Map of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands, here with particularly fine period hand-colouring. The English edition of this map (first published in Vol.II of Mark Catesby's Natural History of South Carolina, and the Bahama Islands, London, 1743) is now virtually unobtainable. This has greatly increased the desirability of this fine Continental version, which is itself quite scarce. Seligmann's Sammlung verschiedener auslaendischer und seltener Vögel was published in nine parts between 1749 and 1776, and included a German translation of Catesby's work with re-engraved versions of his images, including the present map. Catesby's work was the first natural history of American flora and fauna. Catesby scholar G.F. Frick calls this map "a good representation of the better English ideas about the geography of North America" in the period. It is not generally recognized that the English version of this map appeared in two states. On the first state of 1743, the territory on both sides of the Mississippi was coloured green, to indicate that the entire region was in the hands of the French. A second state was included in the third edition of the Natural History in 1771, altered to show the political realignment brought about by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The territory on the east bank of the Mississippi, which had been acquired by Britain, was now coloured green; the territory to the West, which now belonged to Spain, was coloured blue. The present German edition corresponds with the English first state. The map shows Southeastern North America as far west as the Mississippi River, plus the nearby Caribbean islands of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola. Cf. Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps (1998 ed.), 210 & 292

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