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        Dictionary of the English Language:

      Ã¬The Most Amazing, Enduring and Endearing One-Man Feat in the Field of LexicographyîJOHNSON, Samuel. 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. and P. Knapton..., 1755.First edition of ìthe most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicographyî (Printing and the Mind of Man). Two large folio volumes, tall paper copies, (16 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches; 412 x 254 mm.). Unpaginated. Text in double columns. Title-pages printed in red and black. Decorative woodcut tail-pieces.Later full tan sheep, decoratively gilt-stamped on spines with two morocco labels, gilt-stamped. Extremities rubbed, scratch to rear cover of vol. I. Some minor foxing and browning as usual. Overall, a very nice set.îBegun in 1747, and printed over five years, Johnsonís Dictionary at once put to shame every other dictionary that had ever been written and set the standard for every dictionary that has been written since. Its genius was at once acknowledged by every hand, and the first edition of two thousand copies was instantly sold out...Perhaps the greatest innovation in Johnsonís work was his consistent reliance not on earlier word-lists and dictionaries, not on his own intuition, but on English literature itselfóthe vast, wonderful treasury of words that, well chosen and properly sorted and accurately quoted, became in itself almost a dictionary of the language. Indeed, after Johnson showed the way by quoting from English literature at every turn, it was even suggested that a great dictionary might be written without definitions at allóif the quotations were plentiful enough and well enough chosen and edited. This insistence on real examples from the real language as it has been really used has informed every serious dictionary every sinceófrom Richardson and Webster to the new OEDî (The Collection of The Garden Ltd., Sothebyís New York, November 9 and 10, 1989, lot 148).Courtney & Nichol Smith, p. 54. Printing and the Mind of Man 201. Rothschild 1237.HBS 67203.$22,500

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        Four Songs in the Opera Call'd Il Demofonte Sung by Sig.ra Mingotti Price 2s: 6d. [Full score]

      [London]: To be had at Sig.r De Giardini's Lodgings... At Mr. Cox's Music Shop... and at Mr. Smith's Music Shop, 1755. Very scarce. Worldcat (3 copies only, at Harvard, Cornell, and the Newberry). OCLC nos. 23856520, 80051316. RISM J586 (attributed to Niccolò Jommelli) and RISM H2248, HH 2248 (4 copies only, only one of which in the US, at Cornell, attributed to Hasse, Mingotti's name not mentioned). Not in BUC. Ward English catalogue 145. Hasse's Demofoonte, to a libretto by Pietro Metastasio, was first performed at the Hoftheater in Dresden on February 9, 1748. "Two of the published arias for Dircea (Mingotti) are from Dresden operas by Hasse, "Or che salvo" from his second Arminio (1745) and "Padre, perdona" form his first Demofoonte (1748) in which Mingotti had created the role of Creusa... I have been unable to trace the three other arias in the prints - all on Demofoonte texts - including "Se tutti i mali miei," which Burney wrongly identifies as being from Hasse's 1748 setting. Possibly they belong to Galuppi's 1749 setting for Madrid, which Mingotti might have known from her engagement there from 1751 to 1753. Apparently no score of Galuppi's opera is preserved." John H. Roberts in Opera and the Enlightenment, ed. Thomas Bauman, p. 169. Regina Mingotti (1722-1808), a German singer of Italian birth, sang in Dresden, Naples, Prague, Madrid (1751-3), Paris and London (1754-5); "in the 1756-7 and 1763-4 London seasons she took over the management of the King's Theatre together with the leader of the orchestra, Felice Giardini, and incurred much obloquy... Burney called her 'perfect mistress of her art', 'always grand' in her style though lacking in grace and softness; her practical musical intelligence, he wrote, was equal to that of any composer he had known. She was admired as an actress, particularly in the breeches roles she often sang." John Rosselli in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Light contemporary blue wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [i] (blank), 23 pp. Engraved. Text in Italian. Includes four arias with texts beginning: 1) "Padre, perdona" 2) "In te spero, o sposo amato" 3) "Se tutti i mali miei" 4) "Or che salvo è l'idol mio" Wrappers worn, creased, and frayed; lower detached and lacking lower portion. Some internal soiling and minor wear to margins.

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        The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus, The Jewish Historian. In Four Volumes

      London: D. Browne, A. Millar, J. Whiston, B. White et al, 1755. New edition, corrected, 1775. Exceptionally attractive four volume set in smooth speckled leather with tan spine label, raised gilt ruled bands, red speckled edges, about 8.5" tall, frontis folding map in first volume as well as four additional folding plates. Light external rubbing, joints and text blocks firm, plate 3 detached but present, folding map has a closed tear that has been repaired with appropriate tape on the reverse blank side, two additional smaller closed tears where the map is connected to the text block, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Gründliche Anweisung zu der Civil-Bau-Kunst. Erster Theil: In welchem nicht nur die Fünff Säulen-Ordnungen, nebst zweyen von der Toscana, Dorica und Jonica abstammenden Compositis enthalten, sondern auch Anweisung gegeben wird, wie diese sämtliche Ordnungen, nach der neuen Bau-Art aufzureissen, bey einfachen sowohl, als gekuppelten Säulen zu gebrauchen, und auf verschiedene Zwischenweiten anzuwenden sind. Zweyter Theil: In welchem die sämtlichen Säulen-Ordnungen des Ersten Theils, mit Gebaelcken ohne Zahnschnitte, Dielen und Sparren-Koepfen, sowohl als mit Corniches architravées, oder Achrichtravirten (sic) Gebaelcken, mit und ohne Consolen, nach der neuen Bau-Art eingerichtet, enthalten, und eine allgemeine Regel angegeben wird, auch Anweisung geschiehet, wie die übrigen Zwischenweiten einzurichten sind.

      Dreßden u. a., Goellische Buchhandlung, 1755-1768. 32 S. + Tafeln. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. Stockfleckig, Ebd. berieben, Tafeln 13 und 16 lose. - Die 19 Tafeln zeigen in kräftigen Kupfern die verschiedenen Säulenordnungen und deren Berechnungen. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Architektur

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        Four Songs in the Opera Call'd Il Demofonte Sung by Sig.ra Mingotti Price 2s: 6d. [Full score]

      To be had at Sig.r De Giardini's Lodgings. At Mr. Cox's Music Shop. and at Mr. Smith's Music Shop, [London] 1755 - Folio. Light contemporary blue wrappers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [i] (blank), 23 pp. Engraved. Text in Italian.Includes four arias with texts beginning: 1) "Padre, perdona" 2) "In te spero, o sposo amato" 3) "Se tutti i mali miei"4) "Or che salvo è l'idol mio"Wrappers worn, creased, and frayed; lower detached and lacking lower portion. Some internal soiling and minor wear to margins. Very scarce. Worldcat (3 copies only, at Harvard, Cornell, and the Newberry). OCLC nos. 23856520, 80051316. RISM J586 (attributed to Niccolò Jommelli) and RISM H2248, HH 2248 (4 copies only, only one of which in the US, at Cornell, attributed to Hasse, Mingotti's name not mentioned). Not in BUC. Ward English catalogue 145.Hasse's Demofoonte, to a libretto by Pietro Metastasio, was first performed at the Hoftheater in Dresden on February 9, 1748."Two of the published arias for Dircea (Mingotti) are from Dresden operas by Hasse, "Or che salvo" from his second Arminio (1745) and "Padre, perdona" form his first Demofoonte (1748) in which Mingotti had created the role of Creusa. I have been unable to trace the three other arias in the prints - all on Demofoonte texts - including "Se tutti i mali miei," which Burney wrongly identifies as being from Hasse's 1748 setting. Possibly they belong to Galuppi's 1749 setting for Madrid, which Mingotti might have known from her engagement there from 1751 to 1753. Apparently no score of Galuppi's opera is preserved." John H. Roberts in Opera and the Enlightenment, ed. Thomas Bauman, p. 169.Regina Mingotti (1722-1808), a German singer of Italian birth, sang in Dresden, Naples, Prague, Madrid (1751-3), Paris and London (1754-5); "in the 1756-7 and 1763-4 London seasons she took over the management of the King's Theatre together with the leader of the orchestra, Felice Giardini, and incurred much obloquy. Burney called her 'perfect mistress of her art', 'always grand' in her style though lacking in grace and softness; her practical musical intelligence, he wrote, was equal to that of any composer he had known. She was admired as an actress, particularly in the breeches roles she often sang." John Rosselli in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        si appresenta in questa Machina un Ponte Trionfale nel cui ornato si riportano i più preziosi avanzi dell'antichità

      1755 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1755. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, qualche piega di carta, piccoli strappi restaurati nei magini bianchi, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which wa

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        Ah quel conte! Conte politique et astronomique

      New edition Binding in full brown contemporary brown. Back with nerves adorned with nets. Title piece in red morocco. Lack of tail. Title piece rubbed and scratched, erasing the letters ONT of Conte. Fresh paper. Chez Les frères Vasse A Bruxelles 1755 In-12 (10x16cm) (4) 75pp. ; 76pp. ; 67pp. ; 68pp. ; (4) 70pp. ; 60pp. ; 82pp. ; (4) 104pp. relié

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        Relazione di Gio. Rondinelli sopra lo stato antico e moderno della città di Arezzo al sereniss. granduca Francesco I l'anno MDLXXXIII. Illustrata con note, e corredata con l'aggiunta di due racconti del 1502 e del 1530, spettanti alla medesima città.

      - In Arezzo, per Michele Bellotti stampatore vescov., 1755, in-8 grande, cartonatura rustica coeva, titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. 248. Contiene anche: a c. G7r "Racconto di messer Arcangelo Visdomini dei fatti della citta di Arezzo dell'anno MDII"; a c. N8r "Racconto d'anonimo autore dei fatti della citta di Arezzo dell'anno 1529 e 1530". Ex-libris calcografico di Giuseppe Pelli [Bencivenni?, direttore degli Uffizi dal 1775 al 1793] sul contropiatto anteriore e alcune note manoscritte nl XVIII secolo, probabilmente dello stesso Pelli sul frontespizio e al margine bianco di diverse carte. Ottimo esemplare, a pieni margini. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Essay towards a Natural History of the Corallines

      London: Printed for the Author, 1755. xvii, (10), 103, (1), frontispiece + 42 engraved plates (19 folding). . HB. 4to, cont. full calf, corners worn, rebacked, with matching leather spine, raised bands. Some light foxing. Vg copy.. 1st edition. Most copies have a frontispiece, plates 1-37 and an unnumbered plate of Cuff's Microscope. This copy also has plates 38 + 39 (issued later and usually lacking, especially plate 39), an unnumbered plate of Barnacles and plate 14 from Ellis's paper in Phil. Trans. vol. 49.The first work to state the animal nature of corals, which had previously been regarded as marine plants. Although unsigned, some of the plates are after drawings by Ehret[Freeman, 1131; Nissen ZBI, 1281].

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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, Metals, Minerals, Stones, Beasts, Birds, and Fishes; together with the Dispositions, Customs, and Manner of Living of the Inhabitants: Interspersed with Physiological Notes from eminent Writers, and Transactions of Academies. In two Parts. Translated from the Danish original. London: A. Linde 1755. With a large folding map and 28 engraved plates showing people, views etc. Folio. XXIII + [1] + 206; VII + [1] + 291 + [1] + [12] s.+ N. HORREBOW: The Natural Histori of Iceland: Containing a particular and accurate account of the different soils, burning mountains, minerals, vegetables, metals, stones, beasts, birds, and fishes; together with the disposition, customs, and manner of living of the inhabitants. Interspersed with an account of the island, by Mr. Anderson,... To which is added, a meteorological table. Translated from the Danish original of Mr. N. Horrebow. And illustrated with a New General Map of the Island. London: Linde 1758. With large folded engraved map. Folio. XX + 208 pp. Very well-preserved copy with wide margins and marbled edges bound in one nice contemporary full leatherbinding richly gilt on spine and with ornamental border on boards and edges.

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        Code de la Nature, ou le véritable Esprit de ses Loix, de tous tems négligé ou méconnu.

      Par-tout, Chez le vrai sage 1755 - In-12 de 236-(4) pp., veau havane, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Oeuvre maîtresse de la pensée utopique du XVIIIe siècle ; le Code de la Nature est la justification et l'apologie de l'utopie sociale proposée, sous une forme romanesque et poétique, dans la Basiliade. Titre imprimé en rouge et noir ; vignette gravée par Rack sur la page de titre. Très bon exemplaire. Hartig & Soboul, 55 ; Ruyer, 199 ; Lichtenberger, 108 ; Versins, 602 ; Kress, 5457 ; Goldsmiths, 9074 ; Einaudi, 4031. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inegalitÈ parmi les hommes

      First Edition of Rousseau's Early Work on EqualityROUSSEAU, Jean[-]Ja[c]ques. Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inegalitÈ parmi les hommes. Amsterdam: Chez Marc Michel Rey, 1755.First (original) edition, distinguishable from the counterfeit editions by the signatures on frontispiece and the spelling, "Jaques," on p. lii. Small octavo (8 x 5 inches; 202 x 127 mm). lxx, [2], 262, [2, errata] pp. Title-page printed in red and black. Copper-engraved frontispiece, signed by D[ominique] Sornique after C[harles Dominique Joseph] Eisen, engraved vignette on title and head-piece on dedication page by Fokke.Nineteenth-century mottled calf, covers double-ruled in blind. Board edges ruled in gilt. Spine ruled and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. Red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Binding a bit tight. Internally very clean. Overall a very good copy.One of Rousseau's earlier works, the Discourse is a critique of conventional and social relations and a strong defense of the individual. With its emphasis on the equality of all, it foreshadows his later work, the Contrat Social, which became the bible of the French Revolution.The frontispiece depicts a group of "civilized" men contemplating a man in Rousseau's state of nature, the state of complete equality which was lost with the introduction of the trappings of civilization, such as industry, agriculture, and property.Tchemerzine X, 32. Kress 5470. BM 22:25 (219). Norman 1850. Goldsmith 9064.HBS 67840.$2,850

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        Catalogue des livres de la bibliotheque de M. Secousse, avocat en Parlement, de l'Académie roïale des inscriptions et belles-lettres, dont la vente sera indiquée par affiches.

      Barrois, Paris 1755 - In-8 de XVI-565 pp., demi-basane verte, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées (reliure du XIXe siècle). Bibliothèque de l'avocat et académicien Denis-François Secousse (1691-1754) composée des annales nationales, 400 portefeuilles sur l'histoire de France, une des plus riches de ce genre pour un particulier. Cette partie seule fut vendue en bloc 2400 livres au duc de la Vallière. Savant éditeur des tomes II et VIII des ordonnances des rois de France, Secousse eut la charge à partir de 1728 de continuer la grande collection des Ordonnances des rois commencées par M. de Laurière. Son Eloge est dressé en tête de volume par son frère Jean François Robert Secousse (1696-1771), curé de St.-Eustache. 8227 entrées avec les prix de vente à l'encre du temps soigneusement notés en marge. Vignette au titre et bandeau gravé sur bois ; le faux-titre manque. Table des divisions, table des vacations et index alphabétique dans les pages liminaires. Exemplaire relié sans le supplément de 24 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Amsterdam Chez Marc Michel Rey 1755 - First Edition of Rousseau's Early Work on Equality ROUSSEAU, Jean[-]Ja[c]ques. Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inegalité parmi les hommes. Amsterdam: Chez Marc Michel Rey, 1755. First (original) edition, distinguishable from the counterfeit editions by the signatures on frontispiece and the spelling, "Jaques," on p. lii. Small octavo (8 x 5 inches; 202 x 127 mm). lxx, [2], 262, [2, errata] pp. Title-page printed in red and black. Copper-engraved frontispiece, signed by D[ominique] Sornique after C[harles Dominique Joseph] Eisen, engraved vignette on title and head-piece on dedication page by Fokke. Nineteenth-century mottled calf, covers double-ruled in blind. Board edges ruled in gilt. Spine ruled and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. Red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Binding a bit tight. Internally very clean. Overall a very good copy. One of Rousseau's earlier works, the Discourse is a critique of conventional and social relations and a strong defense of the individual. With its emphasis on the equality of all, it foreshadows his later work, the Contrat Social, which became the bible of the French Revolution. The frontispiece depicts a group of "civilized" men contemplating a man in Rousseau's state of nature, the state of complete equality which was lost with the introduction of the trappings of civilization, such as industry, agriculture, and property. Tchemerzine X, 32. Kress 5470. BM 22:25 (219). Norman 1850. Goldsmith 9064. HBS 67840. $2,850 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Veduta del Sepolcro di Caio Cestio

      1755 - - PRIMO STATO DI SEI - Acquaforte e bulino, 1755 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con pieni margini, lieve traccia della consueta piega centrale, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Esemplare in barbe nel rarissimo primo stato di sei, avanti i ritocchi nel cielo e l'indrizzo degli editori Bouchard e Gravier. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L’opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All’opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall’editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell’autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. - THE FIRST STATE OF SIX - Etching and engraving, 175, signed on plate at the lower right. Example from the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary strong laid paper without watermark, with margins, very good condition. The first state of six, before the retouches of the plate and the address of Bouchard and Gravier. Very rare. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. Hind 35 I/VI; Focillon 810. Dimensioni 540 405mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Der Neu-eröffneten Guldenen Kunst-Pforte, zu Allerhand raren Curiositäten. Künst- und Wissenschaften. Anderer Theil, dem Frauen-Zimmer, vielen Künstlern und Handwerkern, auch sonsten fast jedermann,...

       Nürnberg, Weber 1755. 7 Bll., 712 S., 16 Bll. (Register). Mit gest. Frontisp. Pbd. d. Zt. m. Rückensch.vgl. ADB XV, 80 f. - Enthält Angaben u. Rezepte für Pulvermacher, Feuerwerkskörper, Firnis, Farben, Leder für Handschuhe zu färben, Gold- und Silber-Arbeiten, Schieß-Künsten, Wünsch-Ruthe, Wein und Getränck-Künsten, Bier-Künsten, Seifensieden, Flecken aus Kleidern zu bringen, Seiden-Wurm, Maulwurff, Kräutern Blumen Feldgarten Baum-Künsten, Küchen-Gewächse, Baum-Künste, Mangeln Gebrechen Schäden und Kranckheiten der Bäume, Blumen-Künste... Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Land- und Forstwirtschaft

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        Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

      1755. Decorativa ed interessante carta geografica del Canada disegnata dal Bellin ed edita nel 1755 dagli Eredi Homan. Coloritura d'epoca. Antico restauro al margine inferiore e piega centrale appena accennata

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        Mistaken Act of Piracy During Anglo-Spanish War of Jenkins Ear - Concerning A Neutral French Ship with Cocoa Cargo Plundered by British Man-of-War

      St. Jago de la Vega [Spanish Town], Jamaica, 16 January 1755. Substantial manuscript court document prepared for a trial held at the High Court of Chancery concerning a French ship named Santa Rosa and the profits from the sale her cargo of cocoa, all of which was erroneously mistaken for a Spanish enemy vessel in 1742 during the War of Jenkins' Ear, captured by British Commander John Draper and his schooner HMS Adventure, confiscated and sold by British authorities. Herein the French are laying claim for due compensation of their financial losses. Signed in the original by Jamaica's Governor Charles Knowles, and by Robert Pringle, a plantation owner serving as court registrar. Complete with an extremely scarce large wax seal, being the double-sided Great Seal of Jamaica from the time of George II, the last Hanoverian British monarchy. Seal measures approximately 10 cm in diameter, Folio. 57 pages in a fine hand, string-tied in simple paper wrappers. Laid paper, measuring approximately 27 x 23 cm, watermarked with initials CR and a crest with powder horn. A very rare survivor of eighteenth century West Indies privateering. Provenance: Phillipps Manuscript Collection (item number 36094 uncatalogued). A miscalculated incident of piracy and its consequences are transcribed by the High Court of Jamaica in these original eighteenth century manuscript trial documents, with which is the exceedingly scarce original Great Seal of Jamaica that was appended to the document by Governor Knowles. In this ongoing case, the Kingdom of France, a neutral party not involved in the war between Spain and England, sought redress for the confiscation and disposal of one of their West Indies trade vessels and valuable cargo, from the British Admiralty who captured and condemned the ship believing it to be from Spain. Seemingly not recorded elsewhere, this scenario illustrates just how fervidly the colonial trading nations protected their sea trade routes. The French vessel La Santa Rosa was captured by the British in 1742, at the height of the War of Jenkins' Ear, a conflict between Britain and Spain for trading opportunities in the Caribbean. When war broke out in 1739, both Britain and Spain expected that France would join the war on the Spanish side. There was heavy privateering on both sides, hundreds of vessels being captured, and the Spanish convoys proving almost unstoppable. It stands to reason, then, that when a vessel was captured, the prize was immediately sold for profit which presumably funded the war. This manuscript begins by recording the previous claims made in St. Jago de la Vega [Spanish Town] at the British Court of Admiralty, from 1751 to 1754, including the initial "Bill" or charges filed, followed by several answers by both plaintiff and defendant, and a verdict for payment to the French. Interesting to note, the nine-year delay from the time of the ship's capture (1742) to the initial claim (1751) shows how long it took for overseas communication, and therefore how long it could take to solve such a question as a missing vessel. At first, the French were simply seeking the return of their ship, with its arms and ammunition, and furniture, as well as compensation for the loss of the cargo of cocoa. A statement made herein suggests that a French merchant of Bordeaux, Francis Anthony Percarrere, attempted to make a reasonable offer for quick settlement. William Foster, a wealthy English merchant representing his crown, however, clearly did not agree to the terms. As the trial continued, it became a tedious fragmented financial debate of monies owed to the French for the cocoa, duty payable to authorities for the sale of said cocoa, monies lost by merchants, and the like. During the process, before November 1953, Percarrere passed away, leaving his estate and this claim in the trust hands of a Mr. Augustin Dupony. Not once denying the mistake, the British rebuttal consisted of a detailed tally of costs incurred by them in the process of selling, including paying slaves to unload the vessel and to make bags, storage fees, commissions, instalments already submitted to the French Mr. Dupony, adjustments for goods spoiled at sea, and so forth, to arrive at a balance he deems to be fair. This document was prepared by Scottish plantation owner Robert Pringle, whose signature and seal are present, and who was appointed Registrar of the High Court of Jamaica by Royal Navy Admiral and Governor of Jamaica Sir Charles Knowles (1704-1777) who endorses and signs the same. Although not standing alone, the principle claimant is a French merchant named Francis Anthony Pecerrere [François Antoine Pécarrère], formerly of Bordeaux, who is suing a Jamaican merchant William Foster for his losses, the latter having been selected to sell the ship, its assets and cargo, at least in part as a reward to Captain John Draper who made the erroneous capture. A complex court trial spanning four (4) years, involving two British governors of Jamaica, and being elevated to the High Court of Jamaica, the matters of recompense evidently remained unsettled after the verdict decreed herein, with another appeal being petitioned and granted on the final leaf. Proceedings took place at the Court of Admiralty Sessions which held hearings of criminal offences committed on the high seas, and also at the Court of Vice Admiralty which tried offences against the Customs and Revenue Laws, as well as adjudicating on vessels found engaged in the slave trade. With so little documentation available from this era, the final outcome may forever remain a mystery. Excerpts from the manuscript: "Jamaica. I, Charles Knowles Esquire, Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Island of Jamaica... Admiral of the Same... Do Hereby Certify... that Robert Pringle Esquire, Who hath Signed and Attested the Certificate... is Register of the High Court of Chancery... Duly Admitted and Sworn... Have Sett my Own Hand and Caused the Broad Seal of this Island Aforesaid to be Appended to these Presents at St Jago Dela Vega... sixteenth day of January in the Year of our Lord One Thousand and Seven Hundred and Fifty Five... [16 January 1755]" "Jamaica. Robert Pringle Esquire Register of the High Court of Chancery for the Island aforesaid Duly Admitted and Sworn Do hereby Certify.... that the several sheets of paper hereunto annexed... Contain True Copies of the Bill Answers and other Proceedings Commenced had and prosecuted in the said court... Wherein Francis Anthony Pecarrere and others are the Complainants & William Foster of the Parish of Kingston... merchant... and others are the Defendants" "Jamaica... Bill Filed 8th October 1751... to His Excellency Edward Trelawny, Esq,. Captain General Governor of Commander in Chief of Jamaica and other territories... Pecarrere & al Cont [vs] Foster Wm & al. "Humbly Complaining Theneth unto your Excellency the Orators [plaintiffs] Francis Anthony Pecarrere Late of the City of Bordeaux in the Kingdom of France Merchant now residing at Kingston in the Island of Jamaica Aforesaid and Alexander MacFarlane of the Parish of Kingston Aforesaid Merchant, that the Schooner or Vessel Sta Rosa was on or about the first day of September... One Thousand Seven Hundred And Forty Two [1 September 1742] Seized on the High Seas by His Majesty's Ship of Warr the Adventure John Draper Esqr Commander and was by Him on Suspicion of the said Schooner being the property of the King of Spain or Some of his Subjects who then Waged Warr with His Britannick Majesty Carried into the Harbour of Port Royal in this Island... that at a High Court held at St Jago de la Vega... Exhibited a Libel for the Said Schooner Sta Rosa & Her cargo Humbly praying that she with her Guns Tackle Furniture Ammunition and Apparel and All the Goods Wares and Merchandizes in her Taken and Seized might be forfeited & confiscated to the use of the Said John Draper Esquire... Augustine Dupony Super Cargoe [supercargo] of the said Schooner Sta. Rosa had Liberty to put in a Claim... ... said orator Francis Anthony Percarrere offered the said William Foster a Considerable Discount if he would but pay him immediately rather than go to Law & that he might Depart for his home from this island where he has been Detained so long at a Great Expense having no manner of Business... since his arrival in this island which is now Two Years... that the Said William Foster and Robert Foster Combining and Confederating and with Diverse persons... to charge them the said Confederators..." "Answer Filed 25th March 1752. Schedule A. George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain... Island of Jamaica... To Dally Pepe Esquire Register of Our Court of Vice Admiralty for the Island... Appointed... Robert Turner and Peter Turnell... to Appraise Any Goods Wares Merchandize... Taken and Seized by John Draper Commander of Our Ship of Warr Called the Adventurer... 45 Casks of Cocoa... 40 Serroons of Cocoa... Baggs of Cocoa... [Summary:] 111,401 of Cocoa £5574, 460 Hydes £201, 209 D. Dloons £1372... " "Masters Report filed 29th January 1754... Schedule A... Sales of Cocoa by the Schooner La Santa Rosa Rec'd Mr. Augustin Dupony..." "Account of the Several Sums of Money paid said out and Disbursed by William Foster for Duties, Negroes, Hire Storage, Materials Found, Work Done and other Charges Attending the Sale of Cocoa Imported in the Schooner La Santa Rosa on Account of Augustin Dupony..." "Jamaica... Affidavit Filed Friday 7th May 1754. Dupony Admor vs Foster et al. - William Foster one of the Defendants in the Above Cause maketh oath that the vessel with the Goods and Merchandizes... having been seized and Brought into this Island In the time of the Late Warr Against Spain the Same was Libelled in the Court of Vice Admiralty And upon Tryal Sentenced was Given by the Court for ye Claimants Against the Captain for which Sentence there was an Appeal whereupon the said Goods were Valued And Security was Given to Make Good in Case the Sentence then be Reversed. But in the meantime as Great part of the said Goods were [perished?]. Application was made to this Late Excellency the then Governor of this Island for an Order to Land And Sole the Land... Order was attained and this Deponent Gave to Mr. Crymble the then Reverend General... never demanded the Dutys... upon the said Sentence being Affirmed this Deponent Charged the Said Claimants with the Amount of the Said Dutys... Credited them with the amount of the Sales of the Said Goods that Mr. Crymble had Bought... As for Outstanding Debt & the Amount of the Said Goods Sold to the Said Mr. Crymble deducted out of the Ballance Remaining in this Deponents Hands." "At High Court of Chancery held at the Town of Kingston On Wednesday the 16th Day day of October 1754. This Cause this day Coming on to board for a final Decree... a judge and decree that the Deftd [defendant] William Foster do on or before Wednesday the thirtieth day of October instant pay into the Hands of the Register of this Honourable Court the Sum of One Thousand Seven Hundred & forty three pounds Two Shillings and nine pence current money of Jamaica being the interest proportion to eb due on the sum of Six Thousand Sixty.... From Which Decree Mr. Gordon of Counsel for the Defendant William Foster prayed an Appeal... " "vera copa extr. Ro: Pringle Reg. Canc. [Robert Pringle]" Affixed to this document, as stated on the first leaf by Governor Knowles along with his signature, is an extremely rare wax seal - an Original Great Seal of Jamaica. Dating to the last Hanoverian British monarch George II, the obverse imagery on this seal is highly representative of the period and of Britain's pursuit for dominance in West Indies trade. With the Arms of Jamaica being a secondary depiction to the upper right corner, the scene depicts a slave kneeling before the king's administrator in token of his submission, and presenting him with a basket of large cacao pods. To the reverse of the seal is the Great Seal of the Realm, Britain's Royal Coat of Arms, with this part of the text still legible, "GEORGIUS II D G MAG BRI FRA I HIB." The image consists of the Royal shield bordered by a garter which is topped by the Imperial crown, the English lion supporting the garter from the left, and the Scottish unicorn supporting the right. [The initials on the circumference of the coat of arms of George II, stand for the following Latin words: "Georgius II., Dei Gratia Magna Britannia, Francia et Hibernia Rex, Fidei Defensor, Brunsvici et Luneburgi Dux, Sacri Romani Imperii Archi-Thesaurarius et Elector," meaning, "George II., by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg, High-Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire." The lion and the unicorn with the crown of Great Britain are the coat of arms of the kingdom, and the quarterings on the shield represented the different titles of George II.] An exceedingly scarce example, perhaps the only known surviving specimen of the Great Seal of Jamaica, made of a dark coloured wax with paper pressed upon it, embedded within it as a tassel is the same pink ribbon which holds together the documents. Some of the parties involved in this trial: Robert Pringle (1719-1775), at the time the Register (Registrar) of the High Court of Chancery for the Island of Jamaica, prepared and signed this document. He was a Scottish physician who went to Jamaica and became a planter, and also evidently served in the judicial system in Kingston. He died in Philadelphia 12 October 1775. He was the son of John Pringle, Lord of Haining and Alemore (c.1674-1754) a lawyer, politician, and judge. Sir Charles Knowles, 1st Baronet (c.1704-1777), who appointed Pringle to his post in the High Court, was a high-ranking officer of the Royal Navy, commander in chief of the Jamaica Station, and at the time of signing this document was the Governor of Jamaica. He saw service during the War of Jenkins' Ear, the wider War of the Austrian Succession, and the Seven Years' War. His naval career was mainly centred on the West Indies, where he commanded ships and squadrons in actions against both Spanish and French ships and settlements. Between 1743 and 1745 he captured a large number of prizes, with his success leading to a letter addressed to him and signed by 63 of the principal figures in Jamaica. From 1746-1748 he served as Governor of Louisbourg in Atlantic Canada. During this period, on 15 July 1747, he was also promoted to rear-admiral of the white and appointed as commander in chief on the Jamaica Station. In 1752 he was appointed Governor of Jamaica. Over his four-year period as governor he took steps to reform the legal system, and also moved the administrative capital from Spanish Town to Kingston, arguing that the latter was more defensible. His attempts to ensure the subordination of the Jamaican assembly to the British government led to calls for his removal as governor, but his policies were subsequently upheld by the British government. Knowles resigned the governorship in January 1756 and returned to England. Edward Trelawny (1699-1754) who was Governor of Jamaica when this trial first began in 1751, and mentioned in the document, held the post from April 1738 to September 1752, being succeeded by Knowles. He is best remembered for establishing a peace agreement, supported by the English settlers, which officially freed the Maroons from the white planters and provided them with land. He also fought in the War of Jenkins' Ear. The principle defendants are William Foster (1722-1768), and Robert Foster, who had the privilege of handling the sale of the prize vessel and her cargo, and the unfortunate burden of reprimand owing to the mistake of another. In 1754 William Foster owned land in the parishes of St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland, Jamaica, having grown up on his father's estate in Elim, at the eastern extremity of St Elizabeth Parish and inherited the same. He died 31 October 1768 in Bedford, Jamaica. His son John Foster (1767-1831) was a magistrate in both England and Jamaica. His father was Colonel John Foster (1681-1731) who served as Member of Assembly for St. Elizabeth in 1722 and 1731. Their ancestor, Captain Thomas Foster, of Northumberland, was concerned in the capture of Jamaica, and had large grants of land allotted to him in the island. The principle plaintiff is a French merchant from Bordeaux named Francis Anthony Pecerrere[François Antoine Pécarrère], whom evidently had a sizeable investment in the confiscated cargo, and perhaps in the schooner itself. He made a voyage overseas to Jamaica to resolve this matter in person, but was detained for two years or more. Alexander MacFarlane (ca.1703 - 1755), the second plaintiff names, was a Scottish a merchant who settled in Kingston, Jamaica, where he acquired a considerable fortune as a planter, and where he became a notable civil servant, as member of the legislative assembly, as magistrate (His Honour Judge MacFarlane), and on 4 November 1735 becoming Postmaster General of Jamaica. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and one of the best mathematicians of the day. In his will he left his Jamaica plantation 'Large Island' to his brothers, his valuable collection of astronomical instruments to his alma mater, the University of Glasgow. In his memory the University named their new observatory after him. He died unmarried. Little is known of Captain John Draper, who died in the West Indies 17 July 1743, and who captured the French schooner La Santa Rosa, mistaking her for a Spanish vessel. [Possibly the same ship, later commanded by a different Captain, an HMS Adventure of the Royal Marines, was captured by a French privateer in 1756.] War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-1748) was largely a result of Spanish and British disagreements over the actions of Spanish guarda costas and British illicit trade in the Caribbean. It represented the first time that Spain and Britain went to war primarily over their respective positions in the Caribbean. The seeds of conflict began with the separation of an ear from Jenkins following the boarding of his vessel by Spanish coast guards in 1731, eight years before the war began. Popular response to the incident was tepid until several years later when opposition politicians and the British South Sea Company hoped to spur outrage against Spain, believing that a victorious war would improve Britain's trading opportunities in the Caribbean. Also ostensibly providing the impetus to war against the Spanish Empire was a desire to pressure the Spanish not to renege on the lucrative asiento contract, which gave British slavers permission to sell slaves in Spanish America. When war broke out in 1739, both Britain and Spain expected that France would join the war on the Spanish side, playing a large role in the tactical calculations of the British, although France remained uninvolved. The war resulted in heavy British casualties in North America. The war involved privateering by both sides. Anson captured a valuable Manila galleon, but this was more than offset by the numerous Spanish privateering attacks on British shipping along the transatlantic triangular trade route. They seized hundreds of British ships, looting their goods and slaves, and operated with virtual impunity in the West Indies; they were also active in European waters. The Spanish convoys proved almost unstoppable. During the Austrian phase of the war, the British fleet attacked poorly protected French merchantmen instead. Founded in 1534, Spanish town was originally named "Villa de la Vega" meaning Town on the Plain. The name was subsequently changed to "Santiago de la Vega" (St. James on the Plain) and then "St. Jago de la Vega". Following a massive attack on Jamaica on 10 May 1655, the town fell in to the hands of the British, and remained under their control. England gained formal possession of Jamaica from Spain in 1670 through the Treaty of Madrid, and kept St. Jago de la Vega as the capital until 1872. Conquered from the Spanish in 1655, Jamaica was by far the largest British colony in the West Indies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the most valuable of the American colonies. By 1662, there were 4000 colonists on the island, including exiled felons as well as impoverished Scots and Welshmen, who arrived as indentured laborers. Settlement hastened as profits began to accrue from cocoa, coffee and sugarcane production. The Age of Sail was a period roughly corresponding to the early modern period in which international trade and naval warfare were dominated by sailing ships, lasting from the 16th to the mid-19th century. This is a significant period during which square-rigged sailing ships carried European settlers to many parts of the world in one of the most expansive human migrations in recorded history. The age of sail runs roughly from the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, the last significant engagement in which oar-propelled galleys played a major role, to the Battle of Hampton Roads in 1862. During the Age of Sail from the 16th to the mid-19th century the supercargo (from the Spanish sobrecargo) was the second most important person aboard a merchant ship after the captain. A supercargo is a person employed on board a vessel by the owner of cargo carried on the ship. The duties of a supercargo are defined by admiralty law and include managing the cargo owner's trade, selling the merchandise in ports to which the vessel is sailing, and buying and receiving goods to be carried on the return voyage.

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden, und einen vollständigen Begriff von der neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; Worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichste und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America, in Ansehung ihrer verschiedenen Reiche und Länder; deren Lage, Größe, Grenzen, Eintheilungen, Himmelsgegenden, Erdreichs, Früchte, Thiere, Flüsse, Seen, Gebirge, großen und kleinen Städte, Häfen, Gebäude, u.s.w. wie auch der Sitten und Gebräuche, der Einwohner, ihrer Religion, Regierungsart, Künste und Wissenschaften, Handlung und Manufacturen, enthalten ist; Mit nöthigen Landkarten nach den neuesten und richtigsten astronomischen Wahrnehmungen ... Durch eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer im Englischen zusammen getragen. Dreyzehnter Band.

      Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus, 1755. Gr.-8°. Titel + XXI + 3 n.n. + 696 S. + 15 n.n. Bll. OLd. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. Mit 27 von 29 Beilagen [recte 28] (Karten bzw. Tafeln). Einer von 21 Bänden. Apart. - R. m. größeren Fehlstellen im Leder, berieben, stockfleckig bzw. fleckig, stärkere Gbrsp., V. m. kl. Fehlstellen u. berieben, Besitzeinträge a. fl. V., S. 133f. m. Fehlstelle (kl. Buchstabenverlust), einige Einrisse u. kl. Ausschnitt a. S. 251ff. - Behandelt die \"erste Reisen, Entdekcungen und Niederlassungen der Europäer in Amerika\" u. \"Beschreibung von Mexico oder Neuspanien\": Hayti, Hispaniola, Diaz de Solis und des Yanez Pinzon, Cuba, Jamaica, St. Domingo, Yucatan, Guatimala u. a. - Schwabe, (1714 - 1784), war nach dem Studium der Theologie in Leipzig zunächst Privatlehrer und Hofmeister, seit 1750 Kustos der Universitätsbibliothek. 1765 wurde er a.o.Prof. der Philosophie an der Univ. Leipzig. Der überzeugte Anhänger von Gottscheds poetischen Lehren war einer der vielseitigsten Übersetzer, Herausgeber und Publizisten der deutschen Aufklärung. Er übersetzte Werke von Voltaire und Swift, ferner pädagogische, geographische und naturwissenschaftliche Schriften und publizierte 1747 eine Neuausgabe von Daniel Georg Morhofs Polyhistor. Für Gottscheds unvollendete Literaturgeschichte bearbeitete er das Kapitel über den Roman. Als Herausgeber der \"Belustigungen des Verstandes und des Witzes\" bot er ein Forum für kritische Beiträge von Karl Christian Gärtner, Johann Adolf und Johann Elias Schlegel, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert und Friedrich Wilhelm Zachariae. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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        Hjelpreda i hushållningen för unga fruentimber.

      Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1755. 8:o. Front,(10),738,(20) s. Fint ljusbrunt stänkdekorerat och lackat hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och röd titeletikett av marokäng (Hedberg). Stänkta snitt. Ryggen helt obetydligt blekt och med någon liten fläck. Inlagan med spridda, lite fläckiga blad och mot slutet en svag fuktrand upptill. Titelbladet och frontespisen lite solkiga. Sidorna 461-64 är hämtade från ett annat, aningen fläckigare ex. Med Ebba Rudbecks namnteckning på försättsbladet daterad 1896. Du Rietz Gastronomisk spegel 33. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen s. 174. Den graverade frontespisen av Pehr Geringius avbildar en interiör från ett stort herrskapskök. Första upplagan, nya upplagor av denna den mest klassiska av svenska kokböcker utkom 1759, 1762, 1765, 1770, 1773, 1780, 1781, 1790, 1795, 1800, 1809, 1814 och 1822 samt översattes till tyska första gången 1772 och estniska 1781, enligt uppgift Estlands första tryckta kokbok. Ebba Rudbeck (1877-1963) var född Malmborg och gifte sig 1896 med bokhistorikern Johannes Rudbeck. Tidigt och fint Hedbergsband.

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        Les Provinces-Unies des Pays-Bas, qui Comprennent Le Duche de Gueldre, Les Comtes de Hollande, De Zelande, de Zutphen, Les Seigneuries d'Utrecht, d'Ouest-Frise, d'Ower-Issel, et de Groningue.

      Paris 1755 - Size : 496x611 (mm), 19.5x24 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inégalité parmi les hommes par Jean-Jaques Rousseau. Rare édition originale.

      Chez Marc Michel Rey, 1755. plein veau havane glacé de l'époque, dos long, pièce de titre cuir, toutes tranches rouges, filet doré simple sur coupes. Edition originale, avec les caractéristiques décrites par Dufour (I-55) : Le frontispice gravé en taille-douce par D. Sornique d'après C. Eisen, un fleuron de titre représentant la Liberté, gravé par Fokke et un fleuron en tête de la dédicace, aux armes de la République de Genève, non signé mais gravé par Fokke d'après Soubiran. La page 262 commence par "cune différence des méchans". Cet exemplaire est bien complet du feuillet d'errata et de l'avis au relieur pour le placement des trois cartons en fin de volume. La correction à la plume, faite par l'imprimeur, est bien présente p.11. Page de titre en deux couleurs. Plats légèrement éclaircis, petites taches sans gravité. Cuir fendu au mors, sur toute la longueur, n'affectant pas la solidité de l'ouvrage. Coiffe de tête dénudée. Intérieur frais. Agréable exemplaire. 

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        Plan De La Ville De Boston [Map of the City of Boston]

      Paris: Didot, 1755. Map. Very Good. Bellin, Jacques Nicholas. From Histoire General des Voyages . . . by Abbe Prevost (Antoine Francoise Prevost d'Exiles), published by Didot circa 1755. Map image is approximately 10.5" x 6.25", with margins approximately 11.5" x 6.5". Map shows Boston and its environs with key locations (churches, artillery batteries, government buildings, etc.) identified. A nice strong print with very attractive hand coloring. Faint vertical folds as issued. Upper and lower margins are a little close. Very slight edge wear.

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden, und einen vollständigen Begriff von der neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; Worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichste und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America, in Ansehung ihrer verschiedenen Reiche und Länder; deren Lage, Größe, Grenzen, Eintheilungen, Himmelsgegenden, Erdreichs, Früchte, Thiere, Flüsse, Seen, Gebirge, großen und kleinen Städte, Häfen, Gebäude, u.s.w. wie auch der Sitten und Gebräuche, der Einwohner, ihrer Religion, Regierungsart, Künste und Wissenschaften, Handlung und Manufa

      Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus 1755 - Gr.-8°. Titel + XXI + 3 n.n. + 696 S. + 15 n.n. Bll. OLd. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. Mit 27 von 29 Beilagen [recte 28] (Karten bzw. Tafeln). Einer von 21 Bänden. Apart. - R. m. größeren Fehlstellen im Leder, berieben, stockfleckig bzw. fleckig, stärkere Gbrsp., V. m. kl. Fehlstellen u. berieben, Besitzeinträge a. fl. V., S. 133f. m. Fehlstelle (kl. Buchstabenverlust), einige Einrisse u. kl. Ausschnitt a. S. 251ff. - Behandelt die "erste Reisen, Entdekcungen und Niederlassungen der Europäer in Amerika" u. "Beschreibung von Mexico oder Neuspanien": Hayti, Hispaniola, Diaz de Solis und des Yanez Pinzon, Cuba, Jamaica, St. Domingo, Yucatan, Guatimala u. a. - Schwabe, (1714 - 1784), war nach dem Studium der Theologie in Leipzig zunächst Privatlehrer und Hofmeister, seit 1750 Kustos der Universitätsbibliothek. 1765 wurde er a.o.Prof. der Philosophie an der Univ. Leipzig. Der überzeugte Anhänger von Gottscheds poetischen Lehren war einer der vielseitigsten Übersetzer, Herausgeber und Publizisten der deutschen Aufklärung. Er übersetzte Werke von Voltaire und Swift, ferner pädagogische, geographische und naturwissenschaftliche Schriften und publizierte 1747 eine Neuausgabe von Daniel Georg Morhofs Polyhistor. Für Gottscheds unvollendete Literaturgeschichte bearbeitete er das Kapitel über den Roman. Als Herausgeber der "Belustigungen des Verstandes und des Witzes" bot er ein Forum für kritische Beiträge von Karl Christian Gärtner, Johann Adolf und Johann Elias Schlegel, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert und Friedrich Wilhelm Zachariae. (DBE) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANTICHITA DI ERCOLANO ESPOSTE

      Regia Stamperia 1755 - Naples, Regia Stamperia, 1755-1792. 9 volumes in-folio (470 x 360 mm). Maroquin rouge de l'époque, triple filet doré en encadrement, double filet sur les coupes, dentelle intérieur dorée, dos à nerfs ornés, titre et tomaison en lettres dorées, tranches dorées (reliure à l’imitation pour le volume des Lampes). Un titre gravé, 2 portraits de Charles III (dont un répété 6 fois), un portrait de Ferdinand IV, une carte à double page et 609 planches hors texte dont 5 à double page et/ou dépliantes. Très nombreux ornements dans le texte, lettrines, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe, la plupart répétés. Exlibris au premier contre plat de tous les volumes excepté au volume des lampes et candélabres. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE CET IMPORTANT OUVRAGE. Cette œuvre monumentale représente la première tentative d'inventaire et de classification des antiquités et édifices découverts lors des fouilles effectuées durant 46 ans sur le site d'Herculanum, sous le patronage de Charles III, roi des Deux-Siciles. Les huit volumes contenant des planches sont consacrés à la peinture (5 volumes), aux bronzes (2 volumes) et aux lampes et candélabres (un volume); le neuvième volume, en réalité publié avant les autres en 1755, est un catalogue des monuments du site, réalisé par Ottavio Antonio Bayardi. Non mis dans le commerce, cet ouvrage avait principalement été donné aux membres de la famille royale de Naples et aux hauts dignitaires. Rapidement célèbre, et à juste titre, cet ouvrage connut plusieurs rééditions dans des formats différents. "Très curieux et magnifiquement exécuté" (Brunet I, 314) "This work constitutes the most important source for the development of neo-classical art, and whole chapters have been written on its influence" (Blackmer 37). Cicognara 2645. (9) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay towards a Natural History of the Corallines

      Printed for the Author, London 1755 - xvii, (10), 103, (1), frontispiece + 42 engraved plates (19 folding). 4to. HB. Cont. full calf, corners worn, rebacked, with matching leather spine, raised bands. Some light foxing. Vg copy. 1st edition. Most copies have a frontispiece, plates 1-37 and an unnumbered plate of Cuff's Microscope. This copy also has plates 38 + 39 (issued later and usually lacking, especially plate 39), an unnumbered plate of Barnacles and plate 14 from Ellis's paper in Phil. Trans. vol. 49.The first work to state the animal nature of corals, which had previously been regarded as marine plants. Although unsigned, some of the plates are after drawings by Ehret[Freeman, 1131; Nissen ZBI, 1281]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Betänkande om vattu-minskningen, hvaruti denna läran efter den heliga skrift, naturens lagar och förfarenheten pröfvas, samt oriktig befinnes.

      Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1755. 8:o. (2),250,(24) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Samtida brunt skinnbd med upphöjda bind, dekorativt och rikt guldornerad rygg samt mörkröd titeletikett i marokäng. Röda snitt. Ryggen med lite bortnött skinn överst och pärmarna med småfläckar och nötningar samt nötta ytterfalsar. Lätt bruntonad och med enstaka fläckar. På försättsbladet Gustaf-Otto Adelborgs kollationeringsanteckning för Björck & Börjessons antikvariat. Bra ex. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 1168. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 1025c för redogörelsen för Linnés åsikter om landhöjningen som upptar s. 16-25. En tysk översättning trycktes 1756. Landhöjningen vid

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        Introduction a l'Histoire de Dannemarc, ou l'on traite de la Religion, des Loix, des Moeurs & des Usages des Anciens Danois.

      Copenhagen: Lillie 1755. Med kobberstukket titelvignet, stort udfoldeligt kobberstukket portræt af Frederik IV efter Pilo, stukket af Preisler samt foldet håndkoloreret kobberstukket kort over Danmark af O.H. de Lode. Titelblad trykt i rødt og sort. [6] + [14] + 256 + [1] s. Velholdt eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt helskind med farvet titellabel og guldtryk på ryggen. Bindet med lette brugsspor, kortet forstærket med papir i kanten, 2 sider repareret i øvre, inderste margin ca. 1x3 cm.With copperengraved title-vignette, large fold engraved portrait of King Frederic IV, after Pilo and engraved by Preisler, and a large folded handcoloured map showing Denmark and the Baltic, by O.H. de Lode. Title-page printed in red and black. Clean and well-preserved copy bound in contemporary full marbled leather with coloured label and richly gilt on spine. Binding weakly marked of age; edges strengthened on the map; 2 pages restored in inner upper margin c. 1x3 cm. Bibl. Danica III, 16.

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        Philosophia Moral para la Juventud Española

      Madrid: Joachin Ibarra, 1755. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary vellum, mild browning and wear, ties replaced but only one remaining, slight foxing, small bump and tear to top of rear board and touching the last few pages, but otherwise unmarked and very bright and crisp internally. (28), 619pp. The first edition of Piquer's guide to moral philosophy for the young. An important enlightenment thinker in Spain, he translated medical works from Greek and Latin and imported progressive ideas from abroad. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Inventory No: 045399.

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        Fungorum agri Ariminensis historia a J. Antonio Battarra. Compilata aeneisque tabulis ornata quam sub auspiciis [.] Joachimi Portocarrerii cardinalis amplissimi publici juris fecit.

      - Faenza, Typis Ballantianis, 1755. Large 4to. vii,+ (blank),+ 80 pp.+ 40 engraved plates. The title with an engraved vignette. Generous margins, with some preserved raw edges. Light foxing and some minor stains, foxing on plate 33 and a minor hole in the margin of plates 36-40. Plate 35 inserted probably from another copy. Late 19th-century brown half cloth (Gebr. Ritter Boekbinderij, den Haag). From the libraries of H. S. C. Huijsman and of Nils Fries, with their bookplates. Volbracht 90. Stafleu 359. Nissen 95. Uellner 63. Giovanni Antonio Battarra (1714-89) was a priest, botanist and mycologist from Coriano in Rimini, Italy. In this rare work, with ?forty excellent, but uncoloured plates? (Ainsworth p. 56) drawn and engraved by Battarra himself, he presents 248 species of fungi from Rimini. The title vignette depicts a lynx (an allusion to the Accademia dei lincei) in a forest with mushrooms, and carries the Greek motto ?We study mushrooms, we do not eat them? The Dutch mycologist Hendrik Sijbert Cornelis Huijsman (1900-86) was an ophthalmologist by profession but thanks to his great interest in mycology he became a leading agaricologist in the Netherlands. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Latin America, antique wall map - Thomas Kitchin.

      ?South America. Performed Under the Patronage of Louis Duke of Orleans First Prince of the Blood.??Engraved in 1755 by Thomas Kitchin, Published in Mr. Postlethwayt?s Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. Assembled from three sheets. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 127 x 75 cm.An extraordinary map that was beautifully engraved by Thomas Kitchin. Showing the continent on an unparalleled scale, this fine wall map spares no detail as it compiles the best information of the time. An amazing amount of detail for hydrography towns and native tribes.This striking three-sheet map of South America includes the Falkland Islands and extends to include Grenada and most of Panama to show all of the Bay of Panama. It is very detailed describing towns, cities, forts, Indian villages and tribal territories in the interior, and good coastal information. Great detail along the Amazon with a remarkable number of villages and small towns noted along the river. This map is based on D?Anville?s map of 1746 ?Improved by Mr. Bolton.?? To the left of the large and decorative title cartouche in the south Atlantic are four distance scales. The lower portion is a dedication to the Duke of Rutland.The map is filled with notations and comments, many dated.?The Author declares himself obliged to Mr. Maldonado Governer of the Emerald Province in Peru for several explanations in those parts. This gentleman after obtaining his Dismission came and settled in London, happy that he counld end his Days in an Empire of Liberty.??Price: ?950,- (excl. VAT).

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        A Treatise on the Hydrocele.

      Printed for D. Wilson and T. Durham in the Strand, London. 1755 - Handsomely rebound brown cloth spine with gold lettering and boards. 4 3/4 X 7 1/2 inches, Lacking preliminary blank page. Stain to bottom edge of final few pages (see photo).Title page, preface (iii-v)vi-xiii (xiv-xvi)1-221, final page incorrectly printed as 122 instead of 222. This work proceed the work of Pott. Internally very clean with an attractive binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vita della serva di Dio suor Maria Rosa Giannini religiosa professa del terz'ordine di S. Domenico.

      Cavata da i Processi ordinarj, e scritta dal P.F. Tommaso Cherubino Pellegrino Maestro de' Predicatori, e Professore di Teologia nella Cattedrale del Testo di S. Tommaso in questa Universita de' Regj Studj. In Napoli, Nella Stamperia Muziana, 1755. in-4 (270x210mm), pp.(16), 361, (5), 2 tavole incise fuori testo, di cui una in antiporta a ritrarre Suor Maria Rosa Giannini, realizzata da Antonio Baldi. Magnifica legatura coeva in p. pelle con intarsi in pelle scura ai piatti e parti brunite alla cera, riccamente ornata al dorso e ai piatti in oro, dentelles e tagli dorati. Esemplare a pieni margini, con lieve uniforme brunitura della carta, menda a restauro del margine alla carta A.. .

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        Collection Academique, composée des mémoires, actes ou journaux des plus célébres Académies & Sociétés Littéraires Etrangeres... Tome III.

      Dijon: Chez Desventes. 1755. First Edition. Hardcover. 788pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine with raised bands, decorated in gold with floral motifs and with brown morocco label lettered in gold, all edges red, marbled endpapers. With nineteen foldout plates. A couple of stains to the boards, joints partially split. Internally very clean with the occasional spot. A good copy. In the French language. ; Quarto .

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        1755 Buffon DOGS Natural History ANIMALS 52 Illustrated PIGS Goats Sheep Rams

      A Paris, : De l'Imprimerie royale., MDCCLV. [1755]. First edition. - 1755 Buffon DOGS Natural History ANIMALS 52 Illustrated PIGS Goats Sheep Rams "Virtually all the well-known writers of the Enlightenment were ‘Buffonians’" Ernst Mayer The monumental work by Comte de Buffon, “Histoire Naturelle,” was fascinating 18th-century collection of articles and encyclopedia entries on material sciences, physics, chemistry, technology, as well as the history of animals. Buffon wrote the volumes with the intent of addressing all of natural history, but after realizing the grandeur of the work, it focuses only minerals, birds, and quadrupeds. This fifth volume includes history of hooved animals – sheep, goats, rams, and pigs, as well as a description of dogs. While each volume of this set is illustrated, this particular tome includes over fifty full-page engravings. Item number: #449 Price: $ 550 BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere, : avec la description du cabinet du roy. A Paris, : De l'Imprimerie royale., MDCCLV. [1755]. First edition. Details: • Collation of fifth volume complete with all pages: [4], 311, [1], [LII leaves of plates] o Includes ‘general’ title page consistent with first editions. • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: French • Size: ~10in X 8in (25.5cm x 20cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jérusalem, appellés depuis chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui chevaliers de Malthe

      1755. A Paris, Chez J. F Quillau - Babuty 1755 pour les tomes 1 à 5, et A Paris, Babuty 1753 pour les tomes 6 et 7. 7 volumes in-12 reliés plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouge. Tranches rouges. Nouvelle édition augmentée des Statuts de l'ordre, et des Noms des Chevaliers. Des annotations marginales anciennes au tome 6. 608 + 502 + 564 + 540 + 514 +455 + 442 pages + tables. Quelques coiffes élimées avec très petits manques, quelques coins émoussés sinon bel exemplaire.

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        Ad Capponianas Ruthenas tabulas commentarius

      Rome: Giovanni Generoso Salomoni [for the author], 1755. 4to (310 x 216 mm). [40], 136 pp. Title in red and black with engraved vignette of the arms of the dedicatee Cardinal Millo held aloft by two cherubs, text in two columns, 5 engraved plates on thicker paper, two historiated initials, one engraved, signed by Gravignani, woodcut tailpiece. Light foxing to title and a few leaves, a few sheets discolored. contemporary roman presentation binding of gold-tooled red goatskin, covers with roll-tooled rocaille & dogs-tooth borders and floral and foliate dentelle frame, at center the arms of Cardinal Millo, spine gold-tooled and -lettered, pink pastepaper endpapers, gilt edges (scrapes to front cover, scuffing to corners, a few wormholes to upper cover and spine); felt-lined morocco folding case. Provenance: Giovanni Giacomo Millo (1695-1757), Cardinal of Crisogono, supra-libros; Maurice Burrus, bookplate (purchased from the Paris bookseller Arthur Lauria in 1935, as noted by Burrus on small label at end with coded price label). *** Only edition, the dedication copy, of a privately printed study of a Greek cross-shaped Russian wooden icon, finely painted with a visual calendar of Orthodox saints based on manuscript menologia, bequeathed to the Vatican Library, along with his vast library, by the Marquis Alessandro Gregorio Capponi (1683-1746). Cameriere segreto of the Pope, voracious collector of mainly Italian literature, art and antiquities, Capponi was the first to conceive of a Capitoline Museum, and its first director. Exhibited today with other Russian and Byzantine icons in Room XVIII of the Vatican Pinacoteca, this icon is described by Falconi (Archbishop of San Severino) as dating from the beginnings of the Russian Orthodox church, i.e., the 12th century, but was later easily identified as seventeenth-century. As described in the Vatican hand-outs for visitors (available on the Pinacoteca website), "this 'calendar of sainthood' presents, round the central nucleus with Christ in Glory, the feast-days of the Saints, as established in the Orthodox calendar, which begins on the first of September. Called menologion, meaning annual calendar ... these icons derived their iconography from the miniatures that illustrated the texts containing the first collections of lives of the saints. They·were displayed in churches on a special lectern called analogion." The icon comprises five panels: four equal-sized arms of the cross and a central painting. As meticulously reproduced in the engravings in this volume, the four arms each contain three columns, one for each month, starting with September, the first month of the Orthodox year; each column contains six vertically arrayed scenes depicting groups of the Saints, identified in Church Slavonic, with scenes from their lives. The central panel, in a different format containing 26 small compartments with scenes from the Passion, and one large central compartment showing the Resurrection, represents the moveable feasts, from the ninth Sunday before Easter (Septuagesima) to the first Sunday after Easter (the Orthodox All Saints Day). Three of the panels bear the artists' signatures. In the Prolegomena, Falconi provides notes on the icon's provenance, to the effect that it was intended by a Greek priest as a gift to Peter the Great, and was bought in the Roman antiquities market by Capponi (whose guiding light was the famous scholar-dealer Francesco Ficoroni). A history of the introduction of Christianity into Russia and an account of the Slavonic liturgy introduce the body of the work, clearly a labor of love, containing hagiographies of every Saint shown in the icon, translations of the texts into Latin, and extensive commentary. In 1834, the authors of a German guidebook to Rome, citing the historian Alexander Turgenev, mocked Falconi's attributions of the piece as "clearly unfounded," stating that the names of the artists who signed three of the panels were Russian, not Greek, and that the style of the lettering showed a date not earlier than that of the reign of Peter the Great's father Tsar Alexis I (Ernst Platner, et al., Beschreibung der Stadt Rom, Stuttgart 1834, vol. 2,325-6). OCLC locates 3 copies in US libraries (UC Berkeley, Baylor Univ., and Catholic Univ. of America). On Capponi, cf. DBI 19:10-13.

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        Chimie du goût et de l'odorat ou principes pour composer facilement, & à peu de frais les liqueurs à boire & les eaux de senteurs.

      Paris, de l'imp. de P.G. Le Mercier, 1755, in 8°, de 390pp. et 1f., ill. d'un front. et de 6 planches d'instruments gravées h.t., pl. veau époque, dos orné, bon exemplaire. Edition originale très rare. Dans ce curieux ouvrage on trouve une dissertation sur les odeurs, les principes de la distillation, des infusions, des liqueurs et eaux-de-vie, du café, du thé, de la cannelle, de la fleur d'oranger, du cassis, du genièvre, de l'absinthe, du ratafia... des fruits à l'eau-de-vie etc... ainsi que la distillation des odeurs... des huiles essentielles et eaux parfumées. A la fin se trouve un vocabulaire des termes techniques. Rappelons que cet ouvrage est surtout célèbre pour contenir une dissertation préliminaire sur l'harmonie des saveurs avec une étonnante interprétation à l'aide d'une gamme musicale notée des différentes gradations de saveurs, accords et dissonances, qui inspira à J. K. Huysmans son célèbre orgue des odeurs ou "organe des liqueurs" dans "A Rebours". C'est donc le premier essai d'une correspondance des sens avant Baudelaire et Rimbaud. ¶ Vicaire 171 - Bitting p.376 - Caillet 8822 - Mueller 169 - Ferguson I.154 - Duveen p.480.

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        Medicinisch-chymisch und alchemistisches Oraculumdarinnen man alle Zeichen und Abkürzungen welche so wohl in den Recepten und Büchern der Aerzte und Apothecker als auch in den Schriften der Chemisten und Alchemisten vorkommen findet, sondern deme auch ein sehr rares Chymisches Manuscript eines gewissen Reichs *** beygefüget.. Enth. außerdem: Geheimniss aller Geheimnisse oder Clavis sapientiae omnium philosophorum et adeptorum in einem guldenen Kleinod und Compendio veritatis philosophico aus einem uralten Manuscript von Anno 1300 mitgetheilet und ans Licht gestellet..

      8, 3 Bl., 1-38 S., 1 Bl., zahlreiche Symbolabbildungen 2 Holzschnitt-Abb., 38-71 S., 1 Bl., , Kart. d. Zeit m. Rückenschild, Etwas stockfleckig, letztes Bl. m kleinem Abriss (kein Textverlust), einige wenigen Bleistift-Anstreichungen 2. Auflage. Die erste Ausgabe erschien 1755, die dritte 1783. Ferguson II, 84 (kennt nur die Ausgabe von 1755).

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        Advantage of Taking the Mean in Practical Astronomy

      1755. First Edition . SIMPSON, T(homas). A Letter to the Right Honourable George, Earl of Macclesfield, President of the Royal Society, as to the Advantage of Taking the Mean of a Number of Observations in Practical Astronomy. FROM (generaly title page present): Philosophical Transactions, Volume 49, pp. 82-93. London: L. Davis and C. Reymers, Printers to the Royal Society, 1756. Octavo, modern marbled boards. $1850.First edition of SimpsonÂ’s mathematical proof that the average of a number of observations is nearer to the truth than any single observation, the first demonstration of this fundamental scientific concept.Simpson was the first to characterize the errors in observations as independent events, taking positive and negative values with equal probability, and the first to provide an exact expression for the probability that the error in the mean result will lie between assigned limits (Todhunter, 309). This paper was later reprinted (revised) in SimpsonÂ’s Miscellaneous Tracts (1757) and is considered a milestone in statistical inference, a forerunner of Legendre-GaussÂ’ Least Squares, and “the earliest statistical advice from a mathematician to experimental scientist” (Stigler, 93). “A conceptual shift which would have radical consequences for scientific practice” (Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, 1379). Tiny hole in title page, just affecting imprint. Text clean. A near-fine copy.

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        DISCORSI DI MONSIGNORE D VINCENZIO BORGHINI Con Annotazioni Two volumes

      Firenze, Italy: Appresso Pietro Gaet, 1755. Two volume set. Original quarter vellum bindings with green leather spine labels, and marbled paper-covered boards. Vol. I: xxii, 518 pages of text including an index. Vol. II: iv, 641 pages of text including one page containing corrections to the text. The title page has a vignette, and there are several in-text illustrations. Minor staining to a few pages, and minor foxing to the first and final few pages. If this was issued with a frontisportrait it is not present here. First appearance of the annotated edition. The page edges are untrimmed. . First thus edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jérusalem, appellés depuis chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui chevaliers de Malthe

      - A Paris, Chez J. F Quillau - Babuty 1755 pour les tomes 1 à 5, et A Paris, Babuty 1753 pour les tomes 6 et 7. 7 volumes in-12 reliés plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouge. Tranches rouges. Nouvelle édition augmentée des Statuts de l'ordre, et des Noms des Chevaliers.Des annotations marginales anciennes au tome 6. 608 + 502 + 564 + 540 + 514 +455 + 442 pages + tables. Quelques coiffes élimées avec très petits manques, quelques coins émoussés sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Soupers de la Cour ou L'Art de Travailler Toutes Sortes D'Alimens, Por servir les meilleures Tables, suivant les quatre Saisons

      Guillyn, Paris 1755 - Full contemporary mottled calf, spine attractively gilt in compartments, mild wear at corners, lacking lettering piece. Quite clean internally - volume 1 of 4. xii, xxii, privilege leaf, 404pp. Vicaire 591, Cagle 344.The first volume of one of the great, sprawling cookbooks of the 18th century - includes the dizzying array of potages, including the pumpkin hollowed out to hold pumpkin soup, covered in meringue, and baked so that it looks like a pumpkin. A sort of homage to the illusion foods of the middle ages and reminiscent of a recipe for Blomæth Høns from a 13th century manuscript. Chicken is boiled, removed from the bones, the bones boiled clean and then the meat is reaffixed with batter and fried to resemble chicken. Fake inauthenticity. Size: 8vo (octavo). One volume of the 4-volume set. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000087. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fungorum agri ariminensis historia...

      Typis Ballantianis, 1755. Cm. 29, pp. vii (1) 80. Bella vignetta al frontespizio e 40 tavole incise in rame fuori testo raffiguranti oltre 200 varietà di funghi. Solida legatura ottocentesca in cartoncino rigido ricoperto in percallina decorata e con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex libris. Si tratta della non comune edizione originale di questa celebre opera in cui l'autore descrive ed illustra i funghi che si possono trovare nei dintorni della sua città, Rimini appunto. Cfr. Lazzari (Storia della micologia) e Pritzel.

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