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        A SECOND LETTER TO A FRIEND; GIVING A MORE PARTICULAR NARRATIVE OF THE DEFEAT OF THE FRENCH ARMY AT LAKE- GEORGE, BY THE NEW-ENGLAND TROOPS, THAN HAS YET BEEN PUBLISHED: REPRESENTING ALSO THE VAST IMPORTANCE OF THIS CONQUEST TO THE AMERICAN-BRITISH-COLONIES. TO WHICH IS ADDED, SUCH AN ACCOUNT OF WHAT THE NEW-ENGLAND GOVERNMENTS HAVE DONE TO CARRY INTO EFFECT THEIR DESIGN AGAINST CROWN-POINT, AS WILL SHEW THE NECESSITY OF THEIR BEING HELP'D BY GREAT BRITAIN, IN POINT OF MONEY

      Boston: Edes and Gill, 1755. 16pp. Small quarto. Modern brown calf, spine gilt, boards gilt ruled. Trimmed rather close in places, but not affecting text. Light tanning. Near fine. This is the second pamphlet issued by Chauncy regarding the dramatic events of the French and Indian War. Where his previous "letter" relates the news of Braddock's terrible defeat, the present text communicates news of the victory at Lake George by Sir William Johnson and the New England troops against the French and their Indian allies. Chauncy describes the battle in great detail, including an account of the British proficiency with the Mohawk hatchet, and the degree to which it was used in the pursuit of the fleeing French. Chauncy concludes with a call to Great Britain for financial support for the New England colonies, especially in light of the failure of New York and the southern colonies to lend sufficient assistance in the war. Signed "T.W.," the attribution to Chauncy is made by Sibley's HARVARD GRADUATES. A colonial imprint of great rarity and importance. NAIP w003389. HOWES C333 ("aa") SABIN 12328. EVANS 7382.

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        Le Théâtre De P. Corneille Nouvelle Édition (en 7 volumes)

      Chez La Veuve Cavelier In 12 ° Plein Veau Paris 1755 CORNEILLE - Le Théâtre de P. Corneille Nouvelle Edition (en 7 volumes) - Paris, Chez la Veuve Cavelier, 1755 - 7 volumes in 12° de 84 pages d'avertissement, vie, table et catalogue, 450, 536, 510, 468, 520, 469 ainsi que 35 pages de préface et 460 pages de défense de Corneille - Tome 7. Théâtre suivi de Oeuvres divers - 1 portrait frontispice au tome premier - Reliure plein veau racinée brun, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges ainsi que 2 coiffes restaurées - Complet - Bon état - FRAIS de PORT (DONNES à TITRE INDICATIF par le site) ETABLIS, AJUSTES en fonction du POIDS, VALEUR et DESTINATION (variable selon PAYS) DE L'OUVRAGE, envoi en RECOMMANDE dès 40 Poids : 2 kg 410Bon Etat

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        Capriccio lagunare. Per viver l'uomo si affatica e pena Venezia: Giuseppe Wagner, (1755-65?)

      VENEZIA: GIUSEPPE WAGNER, (1755 - 65?). Acquaforte di mm 490 x 352 alla battuta. Carta vergata veneziana. Filigrana non rilevata. Pieni margini. Qualche fioritura. I° stato. Al margine inferiore, in piccolo a sinistra: "Ant.o Canaletto Pinx.". A destra in piccolo: "Berardi Scul.app.o Wagner Ven.a C.P.E.S." In grande al centro "Per viver l'uomo si affatica e pena". Più sotto a destra in piccolo: "N°62 3". Terza tavola della serie dei "Capricci lagunari". Fabio Berardi (1728-1788) nacque a Siena; si trasferì a Venezia verso il 1742 entrando nella bottega di Wagner. Riferisce Succi nel volume "Da Carlevarijs a Tiepolo": "Dopo essere stato inizialmente influenzato nel proprio linguaggio incisorio dai modi vaporosi dell'Amigoni, di cui intagliò alcuni disegni e dipinti. Berardi pubblicò una serie di sei "Villaggi Campestri" e due serie di sei vedute capricciose di Venezia e della Laguna derivate dal Canaletto, nonché una serie di quattro paesaggi rovinistici dallo Zais. Nel 1748 strinse amicizia con Francesco Bartolozzi, assieme al quale divenne uno degli esponenti più rappresentativi della calcografia wagneriana. Incisore di riproduzione per eccellenza, Berardi tradusse, con un tratteggio sciolto e vibrante e con notevolissima sensibilità associata ad un sicuro mestiere, parecchi soggetti di carattere sacro, mitologico, popolaresco e allegorico. Fin dal 1931 Calabi ebbe a lodare nel Berardi in modo particolare "la forma dei chiaroscuri e la profondità dei neri". Petrucci (1966) precisava che "il suo tratteggio non è sempre filato ed inflessibile, come nell'incisione classica" e concludeva "Il Berardi ebbe qualità stilistiche di prim'ordine. In lui si può dire si riassuma raffinandosi sempre più tutta l'estetica incisoria della scuola del Wagner". Accomunato al Wagner nell'impiego del metodo, da lui introdotto a Venezia, di accompagnare l'intaglio ad acquaforte con interventi a bulino, Berardi si differenzia dal maestro per il ricorso ad una tecnica di morsura più complessa e per un segno che scava più profondamente la lastra. Infatti le sue migliori prove si distinguono per i neri solchi vellutati, posti in vivace stacco con le fioriture di bianco sapientemente distribuite nell'intelaiatura della composizione, con un effetto d'insieme di morbida levigatezza non priva di una forza che si potrebbe definire gentile".

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        Arte de ensayar oro y plata, con breves reglas para la theorica, y la practica, en el qual se explica tambien el oficio de Ensayador, y Marcador mayor de los Reynos .

      Antonio Marin, Madrid 1755 - 4º, 7 hoj., 272 p. Escudo al dorso de la 1ª página. Pergamino época, letras pintadas lomo. Manchas en las págs. 110 y 111; manchas en la parte superior de las primeras hojas, que no afectan el texto. Encuadernación algo fatigada. Tratado para conocer el valor económico del oro o la plata, distinguiendo la calidad de cada uno de los metales, una vez fijado el termino de 4 quilates para el oro mas fino, y de 12 para la plata. Tablas con los valores de los metales. Economía. Metales preciosos. Economy. Precious metals.

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        A LETTER TO A FRIEND GIVING A CONCISE, BUT JUST ACCOUNT, ACCORDING TO THE ADVICES HITHERTO RECEIVED, OF THE OHIO- DEFEAT; AND POINTING OUT ALSO THE MANY GOOD ENDS, THIS INGLORIOUS EVENT IS NATURALLY ADAPTED TO PROMOTE: OR, SHEWING WHEREIN IT IS FITTED TO ADVANCE THE INTEREST OF ALL THE AMERICAN BRITISH COLONIES. TO WHICH IS ADDED, SOME GENERAL ACCOUNT OF THE NEW-ENGLAND FORCES, WITH WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY DONE, COUNTER-BALLANCING [sic] THE ABOVE LOSS

      Boston: Printed and sold by Edes and Gill, 1755. 15pp. Small quarto. Modern brown calf, spine gilt, boards gilt ruled. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Trimmed close, somewhat affecting text and inscription. Titlepage lightly foxed, light tanning throughout. Very good. The exceptionally rare first edition of the first account in book form of Braddock's defeat on July 9, 1755, with a mention of Col. George Washington. This is a book that is nearly impossible to obtain in this first edition - only five copies have appeared at auction since 1944. Four of the greatest Americana collectors of the last 150 years - John Carter Brown, Thomas W. Streeter, E.D. Church, and Herschel V. Jones - were all unable to acquire a copy. Chauncy describes the circumstances of the controversial defeat, a key event in the French and Indian War. In a prejudiced New England tone, he foresees a conflict with England and a marked division in the colonies between North and South. He claims the South continually places the onus of common defense too heavily on New Englanders. More interestingly, he dwells on England's myopic tendency to treat New England soldiers as second-class citizens, in particular refusing to appoint officers from their ranks. This policy was despite the fact that the colonists' guerilla-style warfare was essential to victory in the varying landscape of the frontier. Chauncy attributes the debacle in Ohio to the failure of British commanders to understand the value of this type of warfare, which foreshadows British defeat in another, more dire, conflict. "One of the best contemporary accounts of the Braddock defeat" - Vail. "The rarest of Chauncy's sixty titles" - Ford. A "c" in Howes. FORD 31. EVANS 7381. NAIP w020656. SABIN 12320. VAIL 474. HOWES C331, "c." WROTH AMERICAN BOOKSHELF, p.27.

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        An essay towards a natural history of the corallines, an other marine products of the kind, commonly found on the coasts of Great Britain and Ireland.

      London: Author? 1755. - Quarto,103 pp.,uncoloured folding frontispiece, 39 uncoloured engraved plates. Modern half calf, some wear, foxing throughout but a sound copy. The first book to state the true zoological nature of corals, previously corals were thought to be plants. Plate 39 is unnumbered and depicts Cuff's aquatic microscope, the final two plates are often not present. Freeman, 1131; Nissen ZBI, 1281.

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        Fables choisies, mises en vers.

      Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert for Desaint & Saillant and Durand,, 1755?9. 4 volumes, folio (420 x 280 mm). Late 19th-century French brownish-red hardgrain morocco by Chatelin (stamp-signed in gilt at foot of front turn-ins), spines with raised bands, gilt-lettered direct in two compartments, richly gilt in others, sides panelled in gilt with central rectangular frame and interlaced lozenge, outer borders gilt with decorative roll border, gilt rules to turn-ins, marbled paper doublures and free endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved and etched frontispiece by Dupuis and Cochin after Jean-Baptiste Oudry, engraved portrait of Oudry by Tardieu after L'Argilliere, 275 plates after Oudry, engraved under Cochin's direction by Elizabeth Cousinet, Baquoy, Legrand, Fessart, Lemire, Cochin himself and others, wood-engraved vignette on each title, wood-engraved head- and tailpieces by Papillon and Le Sueur after Bachelier. The first plate accompanying "Le Singe et le Leopard" (vol. III, facing p. 112) in the first state, with the banner unlettered. Circular bookplates of Joshua Hutchinson Hutchinson. The odd spot or mark internally, a superb set. First edition, one of a small number printed on thick holland paper, of "one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books" (Ray). Jean-Baptiste Oudry's sketches for La Fontaine's Fables were executed for his own enjoyment between 1729 and 1735. They were purchased by the publisher Montenault, who asked the finest engraver in France, Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger, to take charge of their transformation into finished prints. Cochin redrew the original designs, improving the figures and backgrounds and supplying precise lines for the engravers. The final result was thus their dual achievement. Oudry's images were among the most influential of all contemporary artistic creations, inspiring imitations in media as varied as Beauvais tapestry, porcelain and furniture. A handsome set of one of the glories of rococo book production.

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        Sull'insensibilità e irritabilità di alcune parti degli animali. Dissertazioni de' signori Haller, Zimmerman e Castell trasportate in lingua Italiana dal P. Gian Vincenzo Petrini... colle Lettere del P. Urbano Tosetti sullo stesso argomento.

      Zempel, 1755. Cm. 24, pp. xxx, 220, 28. Con due figure incise in rame su una tavola ripiegata f.t. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro impressi al dorso. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione originale in lingua italiana, assai rara, soprattutto quando completa delle 28 pagine allegate in fine che comprendono la quarta lettera del Tosetti stampata a Roma dallo stesso editore nel 1757 (con la tavola incisa).

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        The Stage-Coach:containing the Character of Mr. Manly, and the History of his Fellow-Travellers ... Second Edition

      2 vols.12mo.viii, 265; viii, 303pp., contemporary sprinkled calf, sides with a double gilt fillet border, spines with raised bands highlighted by double gilt fillets, russet morocco title lables gilt, direct numbered gilt, front joint of vol.I mostly cracked but tight, slight cracking of joints in vol.II, child's drawings in pencil (easily removable) on two endpapers, else very good.ESTC n36371locating a single copy only (University of Chicago) First published in 1753 (B.L. and Cambridge only in Britain) and republished in Dublin in 1754 and 1762 (both very rare) and in Berwick in 1789.Miss Smythies (fl. 1753-59) also published two other novels, The Brothers (1758) and The History of Lucy Wethers (1754), and a story for children.

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        The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote. To Which is Prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life by T. Smollett, M.D. In two volumes

      Printed for A. Millar; T. Osborn, T. and T. Longman, C. Hitch and L.Hawes, J. Hodges, and J. and J. Rivington 1755, London - First edition of the Smollett translation. In 2 volumes. xx, 403; viii, 466, (1) pp. Early full calf with original spines laid down. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and lettering. Gilt devices of Trinity College Dublin to front & rear covers. Some damage to spine panels. Boards marked. Corners somewhat rubbed & worn. New endpapers with two early bookplates retained on front pastedowns. Errata leaf at rear of vol. 2. With 28 full-page copper-plate engravings designed by Hayman. Volume 1 contains a 20-page account of the author's life by Smollett. Bindings firm. A VG pair.

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        Essai sur la police générale des grains, Sur leurs Prix & sur les Effets de l'Agriculture.

      Berlin, [i. e. Paris, Noël-Jacques Pissot](Delaguette), 1755. - 2 works in 1 volume. 12°, contemporary calf (some wear, especially at head and foot of spine, corners), flat spine gilt, crimson leather lettering piece with short title of first work in gilt in second of six compartments, covers with single ruled border in blind, marbled endleaves, text block edges rouged, green silk ribbon place marker. Woodcut title-page vignette and headpieces, small woodcut initials. Tables within text. A few leaves lightly browned, but internally fine. Overall in very good condition. Old rectangular paper ticket inside rear cover with signature of D. Rodrigo de Souza Coutinho. xviii, 435, (1) pp., all in quires of 12 ll. except L and T (6 leaves each) and V (2 ll.), but pagination follows. *** Third [or fourth?] edition, considerably augmented. Herbert favors greater freedom in grain trade, and justifies his argument with numerous tables. The first edition, London 1753, was published without the author's knowledge. The second edition appeared in London, 1754. For this edition, the author made substantial corrections and additions. The @Avertissement (pp. ix-xviii) mentions the Arrêt du Conseil of 1754, by which the newly crowned Louis XVI allowed grain to be moved within France; according to Herbert, many still feared possible shortages and sharp increases in price. (Grain was not allowed to be sold outside France, except via a few ports, until 1764.) Herbert discusses rules on trading grain for many centuries past, presents extensive data on grain prices, and argues that "la liberté entiere du commerce des grains, seroit le plus grand bien que l'on pût faire au Royaume" (p. 186).Claude-Jacques Herbert remains a mysterious figure. Born in Paris in 1700, he owned the farm of Carosses de Bordeaux and a library with over 12,000 works. He committed suicide in 1758, after his son's bankruptcy ruined him. Herbert also published @Discours sur les vignes, Dijon and Paris, 1756. @Provenance: In 1800, the Arco do Cego press - officially the Tipografia Chalcografica, Tipoplastica e Literaria, located in Lisbon at the Arco do Cego - was established at the insistence of D. Rodrigo de Sousa Coutinho, minister of State and first Conde Linhares. Sousa Coutinho (Chaves, 1756 - Rio de Janeiro, 1812) realized the need to spread information on new techniques in the arts, industry and agriculture in Portugal and Brazil. He served as a diplomat under D. Maria I (1777-1816) and her son, the Prince Regent D. João (later D. João VI), traveling to Rio de Janeiro with the royal family when the French invaded Portugal during the Peninsular War.*** Kress 5443: calling for only viii preliminary leaves; the prior editions not cited. Cf. JFB (1994) H140 for another edition of 1757. Not in Goldsmith's. *** BOUND WITH: @BRADLEY, Richard. @Les Calendriers des laboureurs et des fermiers, contenant les instrucctions nécessaires pour la conduite & pour le maniement d'une Ferme dans tous les mois de l'année. Ouvrage nécessaire aux Personnes qui vivent à la Campagne, & à celles qui y font valoir leur bien. Traduit de l'Anglois sur la sixième edition de M.R. Bradley . Paris: Briasson, 1755. Woodcut headpiece and small woodcut initials. Light browning on opening leaves, but overall fine. xxx, 279, (1) pp., (6 ll.).French translation of the last and best edition of Bradley's popular @Gentleman's and Farmer's Calendar. Written in twelve chapters - one for each month - the @Calendriers summarizes the agricultural and horticultural routines necessary to maintain the productivity of a farm or country estate.A botanist and prolific horticultural writer, Richard Bradley (1688-1732) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1720 and professor of botany at Cambridge in 1724. His want of formal education and neglect of official duties proved so scandalous that only death prevented his forced removal from the university.@* Cf. @Hunt Botanical II, 1, p. 66-9 for works by Bradley. On Bradley, see @Dictionary of National Biography (microprint) I, 206. Not [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph receipt signed (in third person within the text, and with initials). Tonnerre, d. d.

      1755. ¾ S. Large 8vo. Receipt for household expenses for "Mlle. D'Éon", here "pour poisson". - Éon de Beaumont was a French transsexual political adventurer, secret agent of Louis XV in Russia (1755), then minister to England. The term "eonism" denoting the tendency to adopt the costume and manners of the opposite sex, is derived from his name. Despite d'Éon's wearing a dragoon's uniform all the time, there were rumors that he was actually a woman, and a betting pool was started on the London Stock Exchange about his true sex. D'Éon finally claimed to be physically not a man, but a woman, and demanded recognition by the government as such. King Louis XVI and his court complied, but demanded that d'Éon dress appropriately and wear women's clothing. D'Éon agreed, especially when the king granted him funds for a new wardrobe. Overall, Charles d'Éon spent his first 49 years as a man, and his last 33 years as a woman. Upon death, a council of physicians discovered that d'Éon's body was anatomically male. - Lower margin with tiny paper defect.

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        De' Teatri Moderni contrari alla professione cristiana, libri due. In conferma delle sue Dissertazioni ''De Spectaculis theatralibus''..Roma, eredi Barbiellini, 1755

      Barbiellini, eredi, 1755. in-4, pp. XXVIII, 376, leg. coeva cart. rustico. Titolo a stampa rossa e nera con stemma di Papa Benedetto XIV cui l'opera è dedicata, testatine, finaletti ed iniz. silogr. Prima edizione di questo poderoso e dotto trattato in cui il Concina ostinatamente ribadisce le idee contro il lassismo del mondo del teatro, già espresse nel ''De spectaculis theatralibus'' (Roma, 1752), ed in aspra polemica col Maffei che a quell'opera aveva replicato col proprio ''De' teatri antichi e moderni'' (vedi scheda n. ). A sostegno delle proprie argomentazioni il Concina alle pp. 326-360, pone due brevi scritti di S. Carlo Borromeo riguardanti le danze e gli spettacoli. Per notizie bio-bibliogragiche sul Concina vedi scheda precedente. Magnifico esempl. su carta forte, a pieni margini. ? 2.000

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        TORAH (PENTATEUCO) (CON TESTO SOLO IN CARATTERI EBRAICI) EBREW BIBLE PENTATEUCH

      Nella stamparia Bragadina (Fratelli Binyamin e Aharon Polacco), 1755. Pagine: 700 . Illustrazioni: Alcuni fregi xilografati, in frontespizio e all'interno del volume (cornici e a fine capitoli) . Formato: 16° . Rilegatura: Cartonato con dorso in pelle scura con fregi in oro, Piatti in velluto rosso cuciti e un po' lisi ai bordi, presenti ai piatti i tasselli in argento che presuppongono un'antica chiusura completa del volume. . Stato: Discreto . Caratteristiche: Nel frontespizio (foglio poco più piccolo del resto delle pagine) presente uno strappo nella parte alta con perdita di mm 2 di carta. Interno in buone condizioni. La stamperia Brigadina fu fondata intorno al XVI Secolo da Alvise Brigadin a Venezia, e qui operò fino alla metà del XVIII secolo. Bruniture, per la carta molto sottile.Molto raro. Foto disponibili . Note epoca: 5515

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        The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote. To Which is Prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life by T. Smollett, M.D. In two volumes

      London: Hawes, J. Hodges, and J. and J. Rivington 1755. First edition of the Smollett translation. In 2 volumes. xx, 403; viii, 466, (1) pp. Early full calf with original spines laid down. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and lettering. Gilt devices of Trinity College Dublin to front & rear covers. Some damage to spine panels. Boards marked. Corners somewhat rubbed & worn. New endpapers with two early bookplates retained on front pastedowns. Errata leaf at rear of vol. 2. With 28 full-page copper-plate engravings designed by Hayman. Volume 1 contains a 20-page account of the author's life by Smollett. Bindings firm. A VG pair. . Very Good. Full Calf. First Edition Thus. 1755. 4to..

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        der stadt Gorinchem, en landen van Arkel, benevens der aloude en Adelyke Geslagten der Doorlugtige Heeren van Arkel. Gorinchem.

      Gorinchem, Teunis Horneer 1755 - Eerste uitgave. (14) 584 (4) p. Origineel Perkament, Folio. (Standaardwerk betreffende de geschiedbeschrijving van Gorinchem. Compleet met Wapengravure, uitvouwbaar Stadsgezicht 60x31 cm., Uitvouwbare Stadsplattegrond 40x31 cm., uitvouwbare gravure van het Stadhuis 38x31 cm. door J.C. Philips, schutbladen vernieuwd, extra bijgebonden een genealogische tabel uit 1895, 7 pag.)

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        Scelta di architetture e moderne della città di Firenze. Edizione seconda pubblicata ed ampilata da G. Bouchard.

      Firenze, \"appresso l`editore\".1755. 2. ed. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden. 48 x 38 cm. 5, 3, 3, 1 Blatt, XXXXIV Seiten, 3 Blatt, XXXIII Seiten.Halbleder der Zeit mit floraler Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. Leicht berieben mit kleinen Restaurierungen, insgesamt sehr schöne Einbände. Mit 4 sich wiederholenden Frontispizen, 3 gestochenen Porträts, 5 gestochenen Titelvignetten ( 4 mit wiederholender Stadtansicht), 5 teilweise wiederholenden Textkupfern, 1 gefalteten, gestochenen Plan von Florenz und 279 ( 1 gefalt., 23 doppelblattgroßen) Kupfertafeln. Millard IV, 118, Ornamentstichkatalog Bln. 2690, Thieme-Becker XXIX, S. 183. -- Die erste Ausgabe (1722-28) nur in 3 Bänden. -- Hier die Zweite, um den vierten Band (in 2 Teilen) erweiterte Ausgabe. EINES DER SCHÖNSTEN ARCHITEKTURWERKE DES 18. JAHRHUNDERTS. Ferdinando Ruggieri (1691-1741; Architekt und Radierer) schuf bedeutende Bauwerke und Kupferstichfolgen. Vorliegend sein stecherisches Hauptwerk mit Ansichten und architektonischen Details florentinischer Baukunst und Plastik von Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Scamozzi, Raffael, Vasari u.a. \" Aus dem Oeuvre all dieser Meister stellt Ruggieri in vorzüglichen, klaren Stichen ein paradigmatisches Kompendium Florentiner Spitzenarchtektur zusammen, das Bouchard in Band IV mit 2 monographischen Arbeiten des Florentiner Architekten Nelli über den Dom und von Rossi über Michelangelos Liberia Laurenziana erweitert\". (G.M. Lechner in Jahresausstellung Göttweig 1975, Nr. 22). - Die Portättafel mit der Büste von Michelangelo wirf teilweise auch als Frontispiz zu Teil 4/2 gezählt, Frontispiz von Band 3 in Band 1 verbunden.Breitrandiges Exemplar in bestem Zustand, ganz minimal fleckig. ----Second edition, 4 in 2 vols (vol 4 in 2 parts). Richly illustrated with 4 engraved frontispices (1 misbound in vol 1), 3 engraved portraits (one of which with bust of Michelangelo), 1 folding plan of Firenze and 279 engraved plates, some folding or double-leaf. Representation of Florentine architectural masterpieces by famous artists (see above), the plates depicting views, plans and details of buildings and their decoration. First published 1722-28, this second edition is augmented by a forth volume on Brunnelischi,s Dome and Michelangelo,s Medicean Library. - A fine Copy with wide margins bound in contemporary half-calf, spine with floral gild decoration. Smal restauration on spine. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 18. Jahrhundert; Architektur; Florenz; Italien

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        Dictionnaire des livres Jansénistes ou qui favorisent le Jansénisme. [Augmenté par Louis Patouillard]

      Anvers, Jean-Baptiste Verdussen, 1755 ; 4 tomes reliés en 2 forts volumes in-12 ; plein veau havane moucheté, dos à nerfs décorés, pièces de titre grenat et de tomaison vert foncé ; (4) titre en rouge et noir, XX, 508 pp. ; (4), 552 pp. ; (4), 504 ; (4), 467 pp., frontispice montrant "St Paul prêchant à Ephèse, (qui) fait brûler les mauvais livres". Edition probablement la plus complète de ce dictionnaire qui se consulte encore avec profit. La première édition fut publiée en 1722 et augmentée à plusieurs reprises ; ces augmentations, qui englobaient parfois des auteurs tout à fait "orthodoxes", fut mise à l'Index en raison de ses excès, elle n'en reste pas moins une source importante. Dominique de Colonia a fait toute sa carrière à Lyon. Reliure un peu défraichie avec une coiffe supérieure arrachée, un mors fendu avec petite perte au plat et petite usure à trois coins, grande mouillure au quatre premiers feuillets du tome I, tout le reste est bien frais.

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        La Vergine, S.Antonio Abate e Santi con angeli alati.(1755 circa).

      - Acquaforte originale (mm 235x228, centinata in alto, margini alla linea di battuta), firmata in basso nel margine del rame "Joannes Bapta Tiepolo inv. et pinx. ? Dom.cus filius f ecit " Il prototipo di questa bella incisione, ha accertato Morassi, è databile 1755 ed è conservato nella collezione Spaletti-Trivelli di Roma. Stato unico. Cfr. Rizzi n.126. De Vesme n.55. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        C. JULII CAESARIS Commentariorum de Bello Gallico libri septem. C. JULII CAESARIS Commentariorum de Bello civili libri tres.C. JULII cesar Quae exstant opera ; cum A. Hirtii sive Oppii commentariis de Bellis Gall. Alexand. Afric. et hispaniensi. Accesserunt ejusdem Caesaris fragmenta, nec non et nomina populorum, oppidorum et fluviorum, quae apud Caesarem reperiuntur.

      Parisiis, typis Josephi Barbou, 1755 2 volumes in-12 imprimés sur beau papier vergé. T.1 : 1 feuillet non chiffré, 360 pages et 1 feuillet non chiffré ; T.2 : 2 feuillets non chiffrés et 455 pages. Titre frontispice gravé et quatre cartes dépliantes gravées (celles du tome 1 un peu froissées). Reliure plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs décorés de fleurons dorés, plats décor à dentelle, tranches dorées, gardes blanches à semis de points et d'étoiles dorés.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      Two volumes, a facsimile of the first folio edition of Johnson's great dictionary published in 1755. Printed on Favini toned paper in black and red. Ann Muir hand-marbled paper boards and page edges. Each volume measures 16.25"x10.25"x3.25" approximately. Presented in a sturdy, buckram covered, two volume divided slipcase with a title label on the front panel. Folio Society 2006. Limited edition of 1000, hand numbered copies. The final leaf of each volume bears a colophon with the number of this copy and the limitation.

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        The Printer's Grammar

      Printed for the editor; and sold by W. Owen, London 1755 - , [4], iv, 312 pages, 'Wherein are exhibited, examined and explained, the superficies, gradation and properties of the different sorts and sizes of metal types cast by letter founders: sundry alphabets, of oriental and some other languages; together with the Chinese characters: The figures of mathematical, astronomical, musical and physical signs; jointly with abbreviations, contractions, and ligatures', complete First Edition , lacking covers, loss to head and tail of spine, tanned and with slight loss at edges of endpapers, light spotting to some pages but text remains clear, leaf KK (pages 249/250) duplicated in place of KK2 as is KK4 in place of KK3, fair condition , brown calf spine with raised bands 19.5 x 12.5 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fables choisies mises en vers par J. de la Fontaine.

      Paris Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l’Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert 1755 - "This is one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books." LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Fables choisies. mises en vers par J. de la Fontaine. Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant [et] Durand, De l’Imprimerie de Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1755. First edition. A large paper copy with leaves measuring 465 x 330 mm (18 3/8 x 13 inches). Four volumes handsomely bound in contemporary French mottled calf. Red and green morocco spine labels with rich gilt detailing, marbled end-papers and all edges marbled. Discrete repairs to the spine ends without rebacking. Internal contents are generally in excellent condition although with the occasional spot of foxing and with a few worm pinholes running through the blank margins. Front inner hinge of Volume IV cracked but holding and slight age-toning to text leaves in that volume. Collating: [iv], xxx, xviii, 124; [iv], ii, 135, [1 blank]; [iv], iv, 146; [iv], ii, 188 [2 blanks]. Complete with the engraved frontis, the extra engraved portrait of Oudry (found only in some copies) and 275 other engraved plates after Jean-Baptiste Oudry by Cochin, Tardieu, Prevost, Chedel, Lempereur, and others, as well as numerous woodcut title vignettes, headpieces and tailpieces. The first plate for Fable CLXXII, "Le Singe et le Leopard" (facing p. 112 in Vol. III), is in the second state with the words "Le Leopard" on the banner. Bookplate of "John Drummond" in all four volumes and a second bookplate with the name illegible. After he became director of the Beauvais tapestry factory, Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1685-1755) began to amuse himself sketching subjects from La Fontaine's Fables. He made a total of 276 sketches between 1729 and 1735. The story of how they became the illustrations of the Fables of 1755 - 1759 is told in the "Avertissement de l'editeur" in Volume I by the publisher Montenault, who had bought the sketches. Ourdry's subjects being landscapes and animals, which he had drawn freely for his own enjoyment, Cochin undertook the responsibility of turning these freehand drawings into finished prints. Although Oudry's skill at portraying animals and his interpretation of La Fontaine's humor can hardly be surpassed, Cochin's sure and experienced hand did much to improve the original designs, particularly the figures. He redrew them, correcting the figures and background and supplying precise lines for the engravers. La Fontaine’s towering classic of French literature. "They are like a basket of strawberries. You begin by selecting the largest and best, but, little by little, you eat first one, then another, till at last the basket is empty," wrote the famed wit Madame de Sevigne. La Fontaine did not start writing full time until he was over thirty, but he would become one of the major figures in the French canon. His fables are his most well known and well regarded work -- he collected and adapted close to 240 of them. In early editions, La Fontaine drew chiefly from classical western sources, like Aesop and Phaedrus, but as the fables grew in popularity and he added more to them, he would draw from Eastern and Oriental stories as well as Continental ones. The Fables were first released on 1668, with the final 12th book published in 1694. ".La Fontaine became the greatest lyric poet of his time." (New York Review of Books) Cohen-de Ricci, 548-550. Huntington Library, Great Books in Great Editions, 21. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 5. HBS 67332 $29,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'art du chant, dédié à Madame de Pompadour par M. Bérard.

      A Paris, Chez Dessaint & Saillant, Prault Fils, Lambert et aux Adresses Ordinaires pour la Musique, 1755.In-8 de [16- dédicace et préf.]-158-[8] pages, suivies des planches, plein veau moucheté, dos lisse orné de filets, titre et fleurons doré, étiquette de titre bordeaux, triple filet doré ornant les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées, gardes de papier dominoté vert et or. Ex-libris. Illustré d'un planche hors-texte présentant l'anatomie comprise entre la "glôte" et les poumons. Avec 34 planches gravées de partitions musicales en fin de volumes. Rarissime édition originale, à grandes marges, provenant de la bibliothèque Goncourt, avec la signature de Edmond de Goncourt.

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        Relazione del spaventevole Terremoto Accaduto in Lisbona, ed altre parti del Portogallo, ed in diverse Provincie della Spagna Il dì primo Novembre del present?Anno 1755 Ancona, Nicola Bellelli, 1755

      Nicola Bellelli, 1755. Folio (280x197 mm). [2] ll. Woodcut ornament on title; woodcut initial on first verso, tailpiece at end. Unbound. A very good, untrimmed copy, light spotted at folds. Exceedingly rare copy of one the earliest Italian report on the horrible earthquake which caused the complete destruction of the rich and beautiful city of Lisbon. A disaster of catastrophic, almost unconceivable proportions that had a traumatic effect on the entire Europe, generated an intense theological and philosophical debate, and monopolized the attention of the scientific community, arousing a new interest from for the study of the seismic phenomena. No copy recorded in the Italian institutional libraries, or in OCLC.

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        The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote. Translated from the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, To which is prefixed, Some Account of the author's Life. By T.Smollett, M.D. Illustrated with twenty-eight new copper-plates, designed by Hayman, And engraved by the best Artists. In two volumes.

      London: printed for A. Millar, over against Catherine-Street, in the Strand; T. Osborn, T. and T. Longman, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, and J. and J. Rivington. 1755 - First edition of the celebrated Smollett translation. Large quarto, two volumes; [4], xxviii, 403; viii, 466, [1] pp. Full contemporary speckled calf over five raised spine bands (somewhat worn, corners bumped, minor loss of leather to extremities, hinges cracked but secure), red and black gilt-lettered morocco spine labels in second and third compartments (black labels somewhat worn). Neat nineteenth century ink ownership inscription to top corner of each title-page. Internally clean with occasional unobtrusive light browning and spotting. Full complement of 28 fine engravings by Grignion, Ravenet, Scotin et al after designs by Francis Hayman. Complete with closing errata leaf in volume two. A very good, wide-margined copy in a serviceable contemporary binding. ESTC T59887. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fables choisies, mises en verse par J. de La Fontaine.

      Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant et Durand. 1755-9. First Edition. Hardcover. In four volumes. xxx, xviii, 124pp; ii, 135pp; iv, 146pp; ii, 188pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, sides ruled in gold, spines with raised bands, elaborately decorated with gold floral motifs, calf labels lettered in gold. With 275 plates with engravings, head-pieces and tail-pieces. Second state with the words Le Leopard on the banner. Two small stains to the fore edge of two of the volumes, rear joint of volume three partially split at spine, light wear to extremities, a few scuffs to leather. A bright, very good+ set. ; Folio .

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        A SUMMARY, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL, OF THE FIRST PLANTING, PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA...

      London, 1755. Two volumes. [2],[viii],568; [6],416pp., plus folding color map. 19th-century speckled calf, gilt morocco label. Hinges cracked, repaired at head and tail of volume one, light chipping to head of spines. Very good. The first English edition. "First American history of the whole country" - Howes. Wroth comments: "Modern critics of the SUMMARY have overlooked the fact that its author was the first to attempt this story from the viewpoint of a resident American...." Various contemporaries recognized it for bringing together more facts on the American colonies and their history than any previous publication, John Huske commenting that it was "the best collection of facts in general, for a future historian, that was ever made or published." HOWES D436. WROTH AMERICAN BOOKSHELF, pp.87-91 (ref). CLARK I:226. SABIN 20727.

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        Essai sur les grandes operations de la guerre ou Recueil des Observations de différens Auteurs sur la maniere de les perfectionner.

      chez Ganeau, 1755. Quattro volumi di cm. 18, pp. lxvi, 368, 96 (2); lxxxvi, 376 (2); 399 (3); 471 (3). Con due tabelle ripiegate e 7 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli su doppio tassello bicolore e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Piccola etichetta alla base dei dorsi. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione fatto salvo per un piccolo difetto d'origine con mancanza di carta all'angolo basso della p. 277 del secondo volume. Opera non comune che fa seguito a: "Essai sur la science de la guerre" dello stesso autore.

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        Biblia das ist die ganze heil. Schrift. Alten und Neuen Testamentes nach der Teutschen Ubersetzung D. Martin Luthers mit jeden Capitels...

      Billing und Endert Onolzbach 1755 (...Summarien richtig angezeigten Parallelen, Anweisung der Sonn= und Feiertags= Evangelien und Episteln durchs ganze Jahr wie auch mit 128 saubern Kupferstichen der vornehmsten biblischen Historien. Nebst einer Vorrede aus der Historie der Bilder-Bibeln agefasset von Herrn Georg Samuel Esenbeck, Hochfürstl. Brandenb. Onolzb. Kirchen- und Consistorialrath, Beicht-Vater, auch Hof- und Stiftsprediger ). ( 3 Teile in einem Bande ): Titel, 11 n.n. Blätter ( Dedication - Vorrede ), 656 Seiten ( Altes Testament ), 376 Seiten ( Die Propheten ), 290 Seiten ( Neues Testament ). Mit 1 gestochenem Frontispiz und 128 kleineren Textkupfern. Ganzlederband der Zeit mit umlaufendem, gepunzten Goldschnitt, 8° ( 19,5 x 12,5 cm ). Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, innen Besitzvermerk auf dem Vorsatzblatt, weiterer kleiner Besitzvermerk auf dem Titelblatt *Dr. Wagener, 1760*. Wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder gering stockfleckig, einige Seiten eselsohrig. Hinterer Vorsatz stärker fleckig - sonst insgesamt guter, dekorativer Zustand. ( Gewicht 1200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Endert, Bibel, Bibli, Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Endert-Bibel, Esenbeck, Luther

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        The Natural History of Norway: containing, A particular and 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. I-II (i ett).

      London, A. Linde 1755. Folio. XIII + (1) + 206 + VII + (1) + 291 + (12) s. I foldet grensekolorert kart. 28 kobberstukne plansjer. Bundet i ett nyere priv. helskinnbd. med 6 opphøyde bind. Rødt skinn tittelfelt. Noen sider og plansjer litt skjoldet i nedre marg.

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        Beschryving der Stadt Gorinchem, en landen van Arkel, Benevens der aloude en Adelyke Geslagten der Doorlugtige Heeren van Arkel, Zynde een nauwkeurige en uytvoerige Verhandeling van deszelfs Opkomst, Benaming, Bevolking, Gelegentheid, Pragtige Gebouwen, en Zeltzaamheden, Nevens der zelver Voorregten, Handvesten, Previlegie, en Regeerings Vorm. Alle t'zamengestelt en getrokken uit oude Handschriften, Memorien, Brieven, en egte bewysstukken, Eertyds by een verzamelt. En nu in Order gebragt door Z.H.H.T.

      Gorinchem, Teunis Horneer 1755 - (12) 584 (4) p. Origineel Perkament met ribben en stempels, Folio (Rug aan een kant ingescheurd. Beschrijving van de stad Gorinchem en Arkel door Cornelis van Zomeren, 1650-1707. Geïllustreerd met drie uitvouwbare gravures en een uitvouwbare plattegrond van Gorinchem.)

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        Tomus I : C. JULII CAESARIS Commentariorum de Bello Gallico libri septem. Tomus II : C. JULII CAESARIS Commentariorum de Bello civili libri tres.

      BARBOU 1755 - Quae exstant opera ; cum A. Hirtii sive Oppii commentariis de Bellis Gall. Alexand. Afric. et hispaniensi. Accesserunt ejusdem Caesaris fragmenta, nec non et nomina populorum, oppidorum et fluviorum, quae apud Caesarem reperiuntur. Parisiis, typis Josephi Barbou, 1755 2 volumes in-12 imprimés sur beau papier vergé. T.1 : 1 feuillet non chiffré, 360 pages et 1 feuillet non chiffré ; T.2 : 2 feuillets non chiffrés et 455 pages. Titre frontispice gravé et quatre cartes dépliantes gravées (celles du tome 1 un peu froissées). Reliure plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs décorés de fleurons dorés, plats décor à dentelle, tranches dorées, gardes blanches à semis de points et d’étoiles dorés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La Pucelle d'Orléans, poème divisé en quinze livres, par Monsieur de V***.

      Louvain (Francfort), 1755 ; in-12 ; plein veau havane marbré, dos lisse à faux nerfs, décoré et doré, pièce de titre grenat (reliure de l'époque) ; (4) pp. (titre, 1 bl., Préface 2 pp.), 161 pp., la dernière se termine par 3 lignes de pointillés puis Caetera desunt ; nom de l'auteur entre deux filets de longueur et d'épaisseur différentes. Une des deux éditions princeps de la Pucelle d'Orléans, qui correspond à l'édition B de Bengesco, sans que l'édition A soit déclarée la première, ces deux lettres ne sont là que pour différencier les deux éditions (Bengesco, I-)478. L'ouvrage fut condamné à l'Index par décret du 20 janvier 1757 ; la Pucelle fut aussi brûlée à Genève. Edition fort rare. La reliure a un peu souffert (coins et coiffe supérieure usés, mors supérieur fendu en haut et en bas, soit aux 2/3, quelques petites taches et rousseurs) mais l'exemplaire est bien manipulable.

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        Ley, porque V. Magestade ha por bem restituir aos Indios do Gra? Pará, e Maranha? a liberdade das suas pessoas, e bens, e commercio: na fórma que nella se declara. [text begins]... Dom Joseph por graça de Deos Rey de Portugal ... Faço saber aos que esta ley virem, que mandando examinar pelas pessoas do meu conselho, e por outros ministros doutos, e zelosos do serviço de Deos e meu, e do bem commum dos meus vassallos, que me pareceo consultar, as verdadeiras causas com que desde o descubrimento do Gra? Pará, e Maranha?, até agora na? só se na? tem multiplicado, e civilizado os Indios daquelle estado ..

      [Lisboa]: Na officina de Miguel Rodrigues, impressor do Eminentissimo Senhor Cardeal Patriarca, 1755. First edition. Removed. A near fine copy, pinprick to top margin, minor browning at edges.. 12 pp. Dated in text: June 6, 1755. A most crucial and important decree introduced by Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Mello, Marques de Pombal to abolish Indian slavery in Portuguese Amazonia and restore Indian rights. It also ended up favoring the newly formed Companhia Geral do Gr?o-Pará e Maranh?o, established the same year by the Marquis of Pombal as a monopolistic trading company, which would use African slaves rather than have a need for indigenous peoples and thus undercut the power of the Jesuits; when the Jesuits tried to avoid the emancipation law by transferring the titles of their aldeias to the Pope, the Crown took away their temporal power over the mission villages: the Jesuits would be expelled from Brazil four years later. "Unfortunately for the Jesuits, complaints made by Paulo de Silva Nunes over a period of many years now began to bear fruit. Pombal was determined to spare no effort to humble the missionaries who seemed to be defying his authority. To Pombal the temporal authority and resources of the missions were an anachronism. It was his wish that priests confine themselves purely to spiritual labors. This would naturally preclude the operation of missions by the missionaries....Pombal decided to develop the commercial resources of the Maranh?o through a plan which involved the liberation of the Indians, the secularization of the administration of the aldeias, and the establishment of a commercial company, the Companhia de Gr?o Pará e Maranh?o. The Indians, instead of being limited to work on the missions and certain private plantations, would now be free to hire themselves for work anywhere they wished. They would continue to live in their villages, near the white settlements, but under secular authority. The Company would take care of the needs of the colony, receiving a monopoly of shipping, external commerce and Negro slaves. In furtherance of the plan, Pombal decreed the liberation of the Indians on June 6, 1755. .. Reference is made to the misery of the people, white and Indian, in the state of Maranhao. The purpose of the law was to free the Indians, to give them full liberty advocated in the past by the Supreme Pontiffs and by the Portuguese kings, which the cupidity of men had hitherto prevented," Mathias C. Kiemen, The Indian Policy of Portugal in America, in The Americas, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Apr., 1949), pp. 451-452). OCLC locates five copies: Newberry, NYPL, Univ. Minn., BL, and JCB. Copies are also located at the BN Portugal and the BN Brasil. Gauz: Portuguese and Brazilian Books in the John Carter Brown Library 755/22. Not in Rodrigues, Borba de Moraes, or Sabin.

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        Ley, porque V. Magestade ha por bem restituir aos Indios do Graõ Pará, e Maranhaõ a liberdade das suas pessoas, e bens, e commercio: na fórma que nella se declara. [text begins]. Dom Joseph por graça de Deos Rey de Portugal . Faço saber aos que esta ley virem, que mandando examinar pelas pessoas do meu conselho, e por outros ministros doutos, e zelosos do serviço de Deos e meu, e do bem commum dos meus vassallos, que me pareceo consultar, as verdadeiras causas com que desde o descubrimento do Graõ Pará, e Maranhaõ, até agora naõ só se naõ tem multiplicado, e civilizado os Indios daquelle estado .

      Na officina de Miguel Rodrigues, impressor do Eminentissimo Senhor Cardeal Patriarca, [Lisboa] 1755 - 12 pp. Dated in text: June 6, 1755. A most crucial and important decree introduced by Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Mello, Marques de Pombal to abolish Indian slavery in Portuguese Amazonia and restore Indian rights. It also ended up favoring the newly formed Companhia Geral do Grão-Pará e Maranhão, established the same year by the Marquis of Pombal as a monopolistic trading company, which would use African slaves rather than have a need for indigenous peoples and thus undercut the power of the Jesuits; when the Jesuits tried to avoid the emancipation law by transferring the titles of their aldeias to the Pope, the Crown took away their temporal power over the mission villages: the Jesuits would be expelled from Brazil four years later. "Unfortunately for the Jesuits, complaints made by Paulo de Silva Nunes over a period of many years now began to bear fruit. Pombal was determined to spare no effort to humble the missionaries who seemed to be defying his authority. To Pombal the temporal authority and resources of the missions were an anachronism. It was his wish that priests confine themselves purely to spiritual labors. This would naturally preclude the operation of missions by the missionaries.Pombal decided to develop the commercial resources of the Maranhão through a plan which involved the liberation of the Indians, the secularization of the administration of the aldeias, and the establishment of a commercial company, the Companhia de Grão Pará e Maranhão. The Indians, instead of being limited to work on the missions and certain private plantations, would now be free to hire themselves for work anywhere they wished. They would continue to live in their villages, near the white settlements, but under secular authority. The Company would take care of the needs of the colony, receiving a monopoly of shipping, external commerce and Negro slaves. In furtherance of the plan, Pombal decreed the liberation of the Indians on June 6, 1755. . Reference is made to the misery of the people, white and Indian, in the state of Maranhao. The purpose of the law was to free the Indians, to give them full liberty advocated in the past by the Supreme Pontiffs and by the Portuguese kings, which the cupidity of men had hitherto prevented," Mathias C. Kiemen, The Indian Policy of Portugal in America, in The Americas, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Apr., 1949), pp. 451-452). OCLC locates five copies: Newberry, NYPL, Univ. Minn., BL, and JCB. Copies are also located at the BN Portugal and the BN Brasil. Gauz: Portuguese and Brazilian Books in the John Carter Brown Library 755/22. Not in Rodrigues, Borba de Moraes, or Sabin. A near fine copy, pinprick to top margin, minor browning at edges. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jesus der wahre Messias. Nach den ordentlichen Sonn- und Festagsevangelien aus den prophetischen Weissagungen, Levitischen Vorbildern und Historien des Alten Testaments in einem kurzen Auszuge erwiesen. Andrer Theil ( erster und zweyter Abschnitt ).

      Jacobi Leipzig 1755 ( In deutscher Sprache ) Schlechter Zustand. Leider fehlt im vorliegenden Exemplar das Eingangs-Titelblatt wie auch möglicherweise römisch nummerierte Blätter einer etwaigen Vorrede ( ein zweites Titelblatt, Vorrede und Register nach Seite 702 im zweiten Abschnitt ). Der Verfasser, der Titel, Verlag und das Erscheinungsjahr nach dem Titelblatt zum zweiten Abschnitt nach Seite 702 ermittelt ( der zweite Teil hier mit dem Erscheinungsjahr 1755 bei Jacobi in Leipzig angegeben ). Nach dem Titelblatt zum zweiten Teil mit 5 n.n. Blättern der Vorrrede ( ...“Denen Magnisficis, Hochwürdigen, Hochachtbaren und Hochgelahrten Herren, Decano, Seniori und andern Doctoribus der Hochlöblichen Theologischen Facultät auf der berühmten Universität Leipzig...“ sowie 8 n.n. Blättern Inhaltsregister über beide vorliegenden Teile. Das vorliegende Exemplar mit den Seiten 1 – 1366 mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten ( hieran anschließend fehlt eine weitere unbekannte. aber nur kleine Zahl an Seiten ), Schlichter Ganzpergament der Zeit mit umlaufendem ( verblassten ) Rotschnitt, 8° ( 17 x 10 cm ). Das Buch gliedert sich im ersten Teil in: Dominica Septuagesimae / Dominica Sexagesimae / Dominica Quinquagesimae /Dominica Invocavit / Dominica Reminiscere / Dominica Oculi / Dominica Laetare / Dominica Judica / Dominica Palmarum / Die Viridium. // Der zweite Teil mit Festum Annunciationis Mariae / Feria I. Paschator / Feria II. Paschatos / Feria III. Paschatos / Dominica Quasimodogeniti / Misericordias Domini / Dominica Jubilate / Dominica Cantate / Dominica Rogate ( hieran anschließend eine unbekannte Zahl fehlender Seiten ). Der Einband berieben, stärker fleckig, angeknickt, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen fehlt der vordere wie auch der hintere unbedruckte Vorsatz, Bindung gelockert, Seiten teils etwas fleckig bzw. teils leicht stockfleckig, wenige Seiten auch stärker. Seiten teils mit Randläsionen bzw. angeknickt oder eselsohrig, einige Seiten etwas beschädigt, Seite 770 unten mit Fehlstelle mit Textverlust. - sehr selten, von mir bibliographisch nicht ermittelbar und offenbar auch nicht im Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog KVK verzeichnet - ( Gewicht 700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Religion, Kirchenjahr, Kirchenfeste, Google, Sonntag, Kirchenkalender

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        ELEMENS de la PHILOSOPHIE NEWTONIENNE.

      1755 / 495 pages dont 12 planches dépliantes et 17 en-têtes gravés. Relié au format : 13 x 20,5 cm (In8) Editions Chez Arkstee & Merkus Reliure trés faiblement frottée (peu signifiant), intérieur en parfaite condition. SUPERBE ETAT pour cet ouvrage IMPORTANT & RARE !

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        Elémens de la philosophie newtonienne. Traduit de l'anglois (par Edouard Joncourt).

      Amsterdam, Arkstee et Merkus, 1755; in-8, veau marbré, dos à nerfs décoré et doré, pièce de titre grenat, tranches rouges (rel. de l'époque) ; XVI, 495 pp. , 12 pl. dépl., vignette de titre et 17 en-têtes gravées. Edition originale de la traduction française. Le Dr Pemberton, célèbre scientifique anglais, connut Isaac Newton et fut chargé par lui, de la troisième édition de ses «Principes» qu'il préfaça et qui fut publiée en 1726. En 1728, il publia «A view of Sir I. Newton's Philosophy», ouvrage traduit ici. Méthode de raisonner de Newton ; Des lois du mouvement ; Des forces centripètes ; De la résistance des fluides ; Que les planètes se mouvent dans un espace vide de matière sensible ; De la cause qui dirige le mouvement des Planètes de premier ordre ; Du mouvement de la lune et des autre planètes ; Des comètes ; Des corps du soleil et des planètes ; Des parties fluides des planètes ; Concernant la cause des couleurs ; De la réfraction, réflection et inflexion de la lumière ; Des verres optiques ; de l'Arc-en-ciel ; etc. Petite usure aux coins et coiffe inférieure arasée, sinon bon exemplaire, bien frais d'intérieur, avec un bon tirage des planches et en-têtes. Ouvrage important et rare.

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        Academische Abhandlung von der gar zu geschwinden und angenehmen, aber deswegen öfters unsichern Heilung der Kranken. Vor einiger Zeit als ein Specimen Inaugurale der hochlöbl. medicinischen Facultät zu Halle übergeben, jetzo aber auf Verlangen ins Deutsche übersetzt und hin und wieder vermehret . Mit einem Anhang einiger Beylagen, welche sich auf die Promotion der Frau Verfasserin beziehen. 6 Bl., 180 S., 4 Bl. Guter Pergamentbd d. Z. mit handschiftl. Rückentitel.

      Halle, Johann Justinus Gebauer, 1755. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der Dissertation der ersten deutschen Ärztin; lat. 1754 erschienen und hier überarbeitet und erweitert – sehr selten. Dorothea Erxleben (1715-1762) übersetzte ihre Dissertation selbst und erweiterte sie um ihren Lebenslauf sowie die "Reflexion über das Studiren und die academischen Würden des Frauenzimmers, bey der medicinischen Promotion". Nach einigem Widerstand aus der (männlichen) Professorenschaft öffnete ihr eine Spezialbewilligung Friedrichs d. II. vom 14. 4. 1741 die Türen zur Universität und zur Promotion. Ihre Heirat unterbrach jedoch die Studien und sie schrieb die berühmte Abhandlung "Untersuchung der Ursachen, die das Weibliche Geschlecht vom Studieren abhalten". Sie wurde Mutter von 4 Kindern und erst nach dem Tod ihres Mannes nahm sie den Promotionsplan wieder auf. Mit einem neuen Reskript Friedrichs konnte sie am 6. 5. 1754 in Halle ihr Rigorosum ablegen. – Woods/Fürstenwald 31. Vgl. Waller 2794 und Hirsch/H. II 430. – Vorgebunden: Carl, Johann Samuel. Armen-Apothecke, Nach allen Grund-Theilen und Sätzen der Medicin . eingerichtet. Sechste vielvermehrte Auflage. 250 S., 14 Bl. Mit gestoch. Porträt. Büdingen, Joh. Christoph Stöhr, 1748. – Carl hatte in Halle unter Stahl und Hoffmann studiert. Basiert stark auf pflanzlichen und natürlichen Heilmitteln sowie auf der von Stahl entwickelten 'Animismus-Lehre'. – Neu 828. Vgl. Blake 78 (7. Aufl. 1764) und Wellcome II 301 (Ausg. 1725). – Beigebunden: Hoffmann, Friedrich. Gründliche Anweisung vom Nützlichen Gebrauch und zuverläßiger Würkung einiger bewährten Medicamenten bey vielerley Arten Kranckheiten Welche auch zu einer Hauß- und Reise-Apotheck dienlich. 40 S. Halle, Joh. Christian Hillinger, 1748. – Frühere bekannte Ausgaben sind nach KVK von 1732, 1734 und 1737. – Wellcome III 285. Nicht bei Blake und Waller. – Beigebunden: Gründlicher Unterricht vom Nutzen und Gebrauch einiger sehr bewährten Artzneyen, als eines Lebens-Balsams, lindernden Spiritus und Balsamischer Pillen. 36 S. Ebenda 1748. – Bibliographsich für uns nicht nachzuweisen. Frühere Ausgaben: 1719 und 1728. – Beigebunden: Hinlängliche Nachricht und Anweisung von kräftiger Wirckung und nützlichen Gebrauch eines temperirten balsamischen und stärckenden Visceral-Elixirs. 16 S. Ebenda 1748. – Nicht im KVK und für uns biobliographisch nicht nachzuweisen. – Beigebunden: Stahl, Georg Ernst. Gründlicher Bericht von seinen Balsamischen Blutreinigenden und confortirenden Pillen, wie auch auf sonderbahres Verlangen von des rothen Fluß- Magen- und Stein-Pulvers, zuverläßiger sonderbahren Würckung und rechtem Gebrauch . zum dritten mahl wieder aufgelegt. 2 Teile. 48, 6 S. Berlin und Potsdam, Christian Friedrich Voß, 1750. – Im KVK frühere Ausgabe von 1714, 1718 und 1734. Nicht bei Blake, Waller, Wellcome usw. – Exlibris. Schöner, wohlerhaltener Sammelband. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les règles du Dessin et du Lavis, pour les Plans particuliers des Ouvrages et des Bâtimens, et pour leurs Coupes, Profils, Elévations et Façades, tant de l'Architecture militaire que civile. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée.

      Paris, C.A. Jombert, 1755 ; in-8 ; veau fauve marbré, dos lisse à faux-nerfs et décors dorés, pièce de titre grenat, tranches rouges (rel. de l'époque) ; XV, (1 bl.), 114, (2) pp., 24 pl. gravées h.-t., la plupart dépliantes. Edition la plus complète, la première, parue en 1721, n'avait que 14 planches, de ce grand classique du dessin d'architecture, de plans, de man

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        A Natural History of Ireland, in Three Parts. By Dr. Gerard Boate, Thomas Molineux, M.D. F.R.S. and Others. Part I: Being a true and ample Description of its Situation, Greatness, Shape, and Nature: Of its Hills, Woods, Heaths, Bogs ... Of its Metals, Minerals, Freestone, Marble, Sea-Coal, Turf .... of the Nature and Temperature of its Air and Season, and what Diseases it is free from, or subject to. Conducing to the Advancement of Navigation, Husbandry, and other profitable Arts and Professions. Written by Gerard Boate, late Doctor of Physick to the State in Ireland. Part II: A Collection of such Papers as were communicated to the Royal Society, referring to some Curiosities in Ireland. Part III: A Discourse concerning the Danish Mounts, Forts and Towers in Ireland; never before published. By Thomas Molyneux, M.D., F.R.S.

      first edition thus, second issue (a reissue of the 1726 printed sheets with new preliminaries)4to.iv (title & dedication), [4 (contents list)]; 102; [(103)-(104) (divisional title to part II)], 105-186, [187]-[194]; [(187)-(188) (divisional title to part III)], 189-213pp. with a separate divisional title page to parts II and III, 11 engraved plates (of which 7 are folding), near contemporary diced tan calf, sides with a double blind fillet border, very neatly rebacked with a matching spine of diced tan calf, spine panelled by gilt and blind highlighted raised bands, black and dark maroon morocco labels gilt, modern endpapers, small light damp stain to outer bottom corner of title page, nice fresh crisp and handsome copy.Collation: [pi]4, A-Z4, Aa8, Bb-Dd4 with the final leaf Dd4 a blank (not present here). Boate, a Dutchman whose name is more properly de Boot, wrote this important description of Ireland in 1645 to "benefit the Adventurers and Planters there" by providing them with information on the island's basic situation so that they might more fully realise its possibilities. It was by far the most detailed such record to that date. First printed in 1652, and again in French in 1666, this is the second edition in English. Thomas Molyneux, brother of the philosopher William and Fellow of the Royal Society, was one of the leading men of medicine and science in Dublin between about 1690 and 1730.He was several times president of the College of Physicians of Ireland and Professor of Medicine in Dublin University, and he knew and corresponded with such men as Locke, Boyle, Flamsteed, and Petty. Among his writings were several important papers submitted to the Royal Society which included some on zoology which were the first on their subjects and a pioneering study on the Giant's Causeway in which he was the first to conclude that it was of natural origin. Many of these papers are printed in Part II of this book. Other contributors to Part II include William King, Francis Nevil, Samuel Molyneux, Samuel Foley, Edward Llhwyd and John Ray and among the subjects they addressed were the Giant's Causeway (several articles on), Lough Neagh (several articles on, including its fossils, its fishing, etc), the circulation of the blood examined by microscope, various freaks both animal and human, pearl fishing, salmon fishing, insect swarms, Irish elk horns, and bogs. This useful and handsomely illustrated and produced collection of treatises was first issued in this form under the Dublin imprint of George Grierson in 1726 (Bradshaw 803). Comparison of this 1755 issue with a copy of the 1726 issue shows quite clearly (collation/ pagination irregularity at Aa, type ornaments, flaws in type alignment, etc.) that the 1755 issue consists of the unsold sheets of the 1726 issue supplied with four newly printed leaves of preliminaries at the beginning - title page (verso blank), dedication leaf, and four pages of contents.

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        [Fifty small original, and elegant views of the most splendid churches, villages, rural prospects. and masterly pieces of architecture, adjacent to London]

      In contemporary blue paper wraps, neatly re-backed paper spine, 50 un-coloured engraved views, lacks titlepage, a few leaves trimmed within lower plate mark, stab sew to inner margin, oblong 15.6*9.5 cms.Per ESTC, A reimpression of the octavo edition of 1750; the plates have been numbered, and the date removed from them; some now bear the imprint: London: printed for Robt. Sayer. The work consists of small views of churches and villages that surrounded early Georgian London; these include, among others, Chelsea, Battersea, Highgate, Hampstead, Barnes, Kew, and St Pancras.

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        A Compleat Body of Husbandry containing Rules for Performing in the Most Profitable Manner, the Whole Business of the Farmer and Country Gentleman, in Cultivating, Planting, and Stocking of Land; in judging of the several Kinds of Seeds and of Manures; and in the Management of Arable and Pasture Grounds: together with the most approved Methods of Practice in the several Branches of Husbandry, from sowing the Seed, to getting in the Crop; and in Breeding and Preserving Catttle, and Curing their Diseases. To which is annexed, the whole Management of the Orchard, the Brewhouse, and the Dairy. Compiled from the Original Papers of the late Thomas Hale, Esq.; and enlarged by many new and useful Communications on Practical Subjects, from the collections of Col. Stevenson, Mr. Randolph, Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Storey, Mr Osborne, the Rev. Mr. Turner, and others. .... Illustrated with a Great Number of Cuts, containing Figures of the Instruments of Husbandry; of Useful and Poisonous Plants, and Various Other Subjects, engraved from Original Drawings.

      first editionfolio (42.5 x 26.5 cms.)iv, [8 (contents)], 719, [1] plus two extra leaves (bound in following Ff2, that is p.112), frontispiece and 12 plates (1 folding), contemporary boldly speckled calf, spine with raised bands and a russet morooco title label, cracking to ends of joints, few minor holes in the leather on the sides (caused by silverfish), else generally a very good copy and internally very fresh copy in its originl binding.ESTC t30997Originally issued in 61 numbers between 28 June 1755 and 21 August 1756. The position of the two supplementary leaves within the book varies from copy to copy. They contain 'Proposals for the improvement of fence hedges' (with a large engraved illustration) and a 'Letter' from John Stevenson. The actual authorship of this work, which was first published as a folio in London in 1756, is something of a mystery. The title page quite clearly states that it was compiled from the papers of Thomas Hale, but of Hale no trace can be found, nor of any of the other gentlemen listed as contributors. Another work Eden, or a compleat Body of Gardening, London, 1757, was also claimed to be compiled from Hale's papers. The presumed, but unnamed compiler, was Sir John Hill, M.D., a writer on botany, gardening and farming. Whatever the true source the work is an extremely valuable source on mid-eighteenth century farming practice, and in particular the implements used (the London edition contained only 12 plates). The work has sections considering such as soils, manures, land improvement by enclosing, draining and fencing, coppicing and small woods, tillage, grasses (natural and introduced), animals for "husbandry and farming", less commonly used crops (eg, hops, flax, hemp, woad, saffron, liquorice, madder, teasil, &c), milk and the manufacture of dairy products, beer and cider and their manufacture, hazards for animals and crops, the diseases of various kinds of animals and their remedies, diseases of plants (from trees to herbage), and native "poisonous and hurtful plants". Interestingly Thomas Jefferson in 1820 recommended this as one of 54 books essential for an agricultural library. He himself owned the second London edition of 1758. Vide: Fussell Old English Farming Books, v.2, p.37-8 Henerey British Botanical & Horticultural Literature before 1800, v.2, p.95.

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        Two Volumes - Johnson's Dictionary

      London, W. Strahan et al., 1755, First Edition. 2 volumes, folio 41.9 x 26,4 cm (16-1/2inches x 10-3/8 inches). Titles in red and black, all but the preface set in two columns. First edition of Johnson's Dictionary. This work has at various times been called "the most important British cultural monument of the eighteenth century" (Hitchings); "the only dictionary [of the English language] compiled by a writer of the first rank " (Robert Burchfield) and first genuinely descriptive dictionary in any language. Samuel Johnson's monumental work, which drew on all the best ideas and aspects of earlier dictionaries, was published on April 15, 1755 in an edition of 2000 copies. The price was a high one 4 10s, or 3 10s to the trade. The group of publishers whose names appear in the imprint were joint proprietors, having paid Johnson 1575 in installments for a copy, which took him eight years to complete. Some of Johnson's advance was used to rent the well-known house in 17 Gough Square, where the garret became his "dictionary work-shop". He called on the assistance of six amanuenses, five of whom, Boswell proudly records, were Scotsmen, and who were almost derelict when he hired them. "With no real library at hand, Johnson wrote the definitions of over 40,000 words... illustrating the senses in which these words could be used by including about 114,000 quotations drawn from English writing in every field of learning during the two centuries from the middle of the Elizabethan period down to his own time" (W. Jackson Bate, Samuel Johnson (New York, 1977), p.247. "It is the dictionary itself which justifies Noah Webster's statement that Johnson's writings had, in philology, the effect which Newton's discoveries had in mathematics. Johnson introduced into English lexicography principles which had already been accepted in Europe, but were quite novel in mid-eighteenth-century England. He codified the spelling of English words; he gave full and lucid definitions of their meanings (often entertainingly colored by his High Church and Tory propensities); and he adduced extensive and apt illustrations from a wide range of authoritative writers...but despite the progress made during the past two centuries in historical and comparative philology, Johnson's book may still be consulted for instruction as well as pleasure" (PMM). The Dictionary was issued with two title-pages, identifying the volumes as "I" and "II," and is usually divided between the letters "K" and "L", as here.

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        A System of Moral Philosophy, in three books. Published from the original manuscript, by his son Francis Hutcheson. To which is prefixed some account of the life, writings, and character of the author, by the Reverend William Leecham.

      first edition4to.2 vols.[6], [6 (subscribers list)], xlviii, 358; [4], 380pp., contemporary sprinkled calf, spines panelled by raised bands highlighted by double gilt fillets, each spine with four panels with a large gilt star tool at their centres and one panel direct numbered gilt, the sixth panel with a russet morocco title label gilt, no free endpapers in vol.1, some leaves with light damp spotting to lower margin scattered throughout vol.1, but overall a very nice fresh and tight copy in its original state.ESTC t99472 Hutcheson (1694-1746), from Co. Down in Ireland, published his first philosophical works while living in Dublin in the 1720s and was in 1727 appointed Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. In this position he exercised a powerful influence on the intellectual revolution then gathering momentum in Scotland. Dugald Stewart affirmed that his lectures "have contributed very powerfully to diffuse, in Scotland, that taste for analytical discussion, and that spirit of liberal enquiry, to which the world is indebted for some of the most valuable productions of the eighteenth century". In particular he strongly influenced both Hume and Adam Smith, and he was furthermore responsible for introducing these two giants to each other. Hutcheson "was one of the earliest propounders of what is known as the utilitiarian doctrine of ethics; and his teaching in this matter may be regarded as the foundation of the corresponding theory of economics, whose supporters included Smith, Bentham and Mill .... Bentham's often quoted ideal 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number' is to be found in Hutcheson. In his principal work A System of Moral Philosophy there are many passages which foreshadow the theories subsequently developed by his great successor in the Wealth of Nations" [Palgrave].

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        A SUMMARY, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL, OF THE FIRST PLANTING, PROGRESSIVE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PRESENT STATE OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA...

      London, 1755. Two volumes. [2],[viii],568; [6],416pp., plus folding color map. 19th-century speckled calf, gilt morocco label. Hinges cracked, repaired at head and tail of volume one, light chipping to head of spines. Very good. The first English edition. "First American history of the whole country" - Howes. Wroth comments: "Modern critics of the SUMMARY have overlooked the fact that its author was the first to attempt this story from the viewpoint of a resident American...." Various contemporaries recognized it for bringing together more facts on the American colonies and their history than any previous publication, John Huske commenting that it was "the best collection of facts in general, for a future historian, that was ever made or published." HOWES D436. WROTH AMERICAN BOOKSHELF, pp.87-91 (ref). CLARK I:226. SABIN 20727.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers. To which are prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar.

      Second edition, 2 vols., folio, unpaginated, title-pages printed in red and black, foremargin of first 100 leaves of vol. I with a single worm hole and slight browning (repaired with archival paper), blank foremargins of vol. II chipped and browned (first and last 100 pages or so with repairs), contemporary calf, expertly rebacked, six raised bands with a gilt fillet above and below each band, red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt.Universally recognised as one of the most influential books in the history of the English language. The second edition is far more uncommon than the first edition as the print run was only 768 sets as opposed to 2,000 for the first. "Demand fell off as the work proceeded and Strahan reduced the number of copies accordingly from just under 2,300 copies of the early numbers, to 768 copies of Vol. 2 ... This figure is therefore the maximum number possible of complete copies, making this the smallest and probably the scarcest of the folio editions."--Fleeman.

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        Mes loisirs [Ensemble] Apologie du genre humain

      - Chez Desaint et Saillant, à Paris 1755, in-12 (9,5x16,5cm), 244pp. (11), relié. - Originale, Edizione insolito. Binding aperto vitello biondo e granita poi ghiacciato. Torna liscio decorato con quattro fiori in scatola, ruotino di coda. Come una mostra a marocchino rosso. Mentoring freddo netta sui piatti. Un wormhole coda. Bellissimo esemplare. Il libro si compone di una serie di massime su una varietà di argomenti e inevitabilmente riporta alla mente le Massime di La Rochefoucauld o Personaggi La Bruyere - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Les deux œuvres sont à pagination continue, l'Apologie du genre humain possédant sa propre page de titre à la date de 1755, sans lieu ni adresse. Reliure en plein veau blond granité et glacé d'époque. Dos lisse orné de quatre fleurons caissonnés, roulette en queue. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Filet à froid d'encadrement sur les plats. Un trou de ver en queue. Bel exemplaire. L'ouvrage consiste en une suite de maximes sur des sujets très variés et fait inévitablement penser aux Maximes de La Rochefoucauld ou aux Caractères de La Bruyère, sans en posséder ni le style, ni la profondeur psychologique, même si on y décèle le même esprit issu du stoïcisme ; la position originale de l'auteur étant dans la volonté de concilier bonheur philosophique et bonheur mondain. La seconde œuvre est une réflexion sur le droit criminel, où l'auteur remet en cause la justesse de la justice criminelle, et la nécessité des châtiments corporels. En s'interrogeant si éliminer un criminel empêche le crime et sauve les autres, le chevalier d'Arcq propose une perception de la justice essentielle des Lumières du XVIIIème, qu'on trouvera chez les plus grands philosophes. A la date de 1755, l'auteur n'était pas particulièrement un penseur, mais un écrivain ayant volonté de vivre de sa plume et proche de la cour, c'est assez remarquable. Ex-libris gravé du XIXème : Château de Chatillon. 

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