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        Les règles du Dessein et du Lavis, pour les Plans particulier des Ouvrages & des Bâtimens, & pour leur Coupes, Profils, Elévations & Façades, tant de l'Architecture militaire que civile

      Paris, Didot, 1755. XV, (1bl), 214, (2)pp., 24pl veau marbré, dos plat orné, encadrement d'un filet à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Rel. de l'ép.) 1755, 1755, in-8, XV, (1bl), 214, (2)pp, 24pl, veau marbré, dos plat orné, encadrement d'un filet à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Rel. de l'ép.), 24 planches dépl. h.t. Nouvelle édition , revue, corrigée et augmentée. Exemplaire bien restauré

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        Manuscript - Cocoa Trade Piracy Court Document with Waxed Seals - Signed By the Governor of Jamaica

      Jamaica, 1755. 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. Chips and spotting to leafs, loss to lower half of wax seal, otherwise in very good condition, a very rare survivor of eighteenth century West Indies privateering. 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. The Great Seal of Great Britain and Ireland (known as the Great Seal of the Realm or Great Seal of the United Kingdom after the Union of 1801) is a seal that is used to symbolise the Sovereign's approval of important state documents. Sealing wax is melted in a metal mould or matrix and impressed into a wax figure that is attached by cord or ribbon to documents that the Monarch wishes to make official. [Scotland has had its own seal since the 14th century.] . Very Good.

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        Memorie storico - critiche della Città di Siena che servono alla vita civile di Pandolfo Petrucci dal MCCCCLXXX al MDXII raccolte - Continuazione delle Memorie storico - critiche della Città di Siena per le quali vengono descritti 4 altri Soggetti della Famiglia Petrucci, Alessandro Bichi e tutta la fazzione novesca fino agli anni MDXXVII - Fino agl'anni MDLII - Fino agl'anni MDLIX.

      Vincenzio Pazzini Carli, 1755. Quattro volumi legati in due in - 4° (253x180mm), pp. (2), VIII, 267; VIII, 306, (2); (2), VII, 306; VIII, 356. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tasselli arancio ai dorsi. Tagli marmorizzati azzurri e rossi. Vignette ai frontespizi. Fregi tipografici istoriati in calcografia. Esemplare assai fresco. Manca, come quasi sempre, il ritratto del Petrucci. Edizione originale, rara, di questa storia di Siena dal 1480 al 1559 fondata su una larghissima messe di documenti inediti. Si ripercorre in particolare il periodo della gestione della Repubblica da parte di Pandolso Petrucci. Il Pecci (Siena, 1693 - ivi, 1768) è noto oggi segnatamente come storico della propria città. Moreni, II, 165. Inghirami, 1695. Lozzi, 5134: "Raro specialmente con il ritratto". Hoepli, Storie d'Italia, 7939. Bocca, 5814: "Raro". Sul Pecci cfr. Cinzia Rossi, Giovanni Antonio Pecci (1693 - 1768): le vicende familiari, la presenza nell'Ordine di Santo Stefano e il pensiero sulla nobiltà di un intellettuale senese, Pisa, 2003; Giovanni Antonio Pecci: un accademico senese nella società e nella cultura del XVIII secolo. Atti del convegno, a cura di Ettore Pellegrini, Siena, 2004.

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        Rime, dedicate alla S.R.M. di Carlo Emanuele Re di Sardegna. Seconda edizione. Brescia, Gian Maria Rizzardi, MDCCLV (1755)

      Rizzardi, 1755. in - 4, pp. VIII, (2), CCXXXIV. Leg. coeva p.perg. Finissimo antip. allegorico inc. in rame da B. Crivellari dal dis. di P. Scalvini; vignetta inc. da F. Zucchi al frontesp.; stupendo ritratto di Carlo Emanuele III inc. da Marco Pitteri, e testata con sue armi; ritratto in ovale del Duranti inc. da F. Zucchi; 8 originali testate finem. inc. da Crivellari e Zucchi e altrettanti finalini,oltre 120 iniziali inc. in rame ornate a carattere architettonico. Deliziosa edizione, senz'altro una delle piu pregiate produzioni illustrate della tipografia bresciana. Si compone di 8 epistole in versi e di circa 110 sonetti. Ottimo esempl. Pur non essendo edita a Venezia, è ampiamente descritta dal Morazzoni, Bibliogr. Veneziana.

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        Nuova carta Geografica dello Stato Ecclesiastico

      1755. Il Padre gesuita Ruggiero Boscovich nasce a Ragusa in Dalmazia nel 1711 e si trasferisce a Roma già nel 1737, dove grazie alla sua profonda preparazione nel campo matematico e fisico, fu chiamato ad insegnare al Collegio Romano alla giovane età di soli 26 anni. Nonostante possa essere considerato come uno dei massimi esperti di astronomia e geodesia del suo tempo, fu consulente per molti difficili lavori di ingegneria, quali la bonifica delle Paludi Pontine e la sistemazione del porto di Rimini. L'idea di realizzare un importante rilievo geodetico - topografico dello Stato Pontificio fu suggerita proprio dal Boscovich che, grazie all'appoggio politico del Cardinal Valenti, ottenne l'approvazione e il sostegno economico di papa Benedetto XIV. Per la monumentale opera si avvalse dell'aiuto del gesuita inglese Padre Cristopher Maire, il quale pose come obiettivo dell'impresa la rettifica della carta geografica dello Stato Pontificio, ancora gravemente difettosa, e la corretta indicazione della posizione geografica delle principali città dello stato. L'opera fu ultimata, dopo oltre tre anni di lavoro, nel 1754 e ne fu data notizia in una pubblicazione, il De litteraria expeditione.. del 1755, nel quale i due astronomi spiegano lo scopo e il metodo della grande impresa, basata su trinagolazioni e su misure derivanti da stime. L'opera a stampa venne alla luce nel 1755, diligentemente incisa ed edita dalla Calcografia Apostolica. La carta non risulta ricca di particolari, ma fissa in maniera definitiva il reticolato idrografico principale, la rete stradale e soprattutto la situazione delle località abitate. Incisione in rame, stampata su tre grandi fogli reali, con margini e barbe della carta, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Eccellente esempalre di questa rara ed importante carta. . The Jesuit father Ruggiero Boscovich was born in Ragusa, in Dalmatia, in 1711 but had moved to Rome already in 1737, where he was appointed teacher of the Collegio Romano for his skills in maths and physics, despite he was only 26. Though he can be mentioned among the greatest experts of astronomy and geodesy, he also took part in many engineering projects, such as the drainage of the Paludi Pontine and the organization of the harbour in Rimini. It was Boscovich himself to point out the need for a topographic - geodetic relief of the Papal State. Once he got the political support of Cardinal Valenti, he also obtained the economic support of Pope Benedetto XIV. For this monumental work he called the English Jesuit father Cristopher Maire, who also suggested to ad just the detective geographic map of the Papal State and establish the right positions of the cities along the territory. This work was ended in 1754, after three years, and the following year the publication was announced in the De litteraria expeditione.., where both astronomers also explained the aim and the method of their work, describing the technique of triangulations and assessment. The work was finally printed in 1755, finely engraved by the Calcografia Apostolica. The map is not particularly rich in details, but it fixes for good the hydrographical grid, the roadways and the inhabited places. Copper engraving, printed on three big - size sheets, with untrimmed and full margins, in excellent condition. Marvellous example of a rare and interesting map. Bibliografia: Almagià, Documenti Cartografici dello Stato Pontificio pp. 49/51, tav. LXXIX. Dimensioni totali 645x1190. Roma Rome F. Ronca e A. Sorbini (a cura di) "Le antiche terre del Ducato di Spoleto", p. 182, 77; Almagià, Documenti Cartografici dello Stato Pontificio pp. 49/51, tav. LXXIX. 645 1190

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        Apollo rewarding Merit and punishing Arrogance Londra 1755

      LONDRA 1755. Incisione all'acquaforte di mm 340 x 501 alla battuta. Filigrana con indicazione del nome della cartiera inglese. Foglio privo di difetti, ottimamente inchiostrato. Nessuna scritta nella parte figurata; nel cartiglio inferiore in piccolo a sinistra:"Andrea Sacchi pinx. Romae" e a destra "Rob.tus Strange delin.t et Sculp.t Londini"; sotto più in grande "Apollo rewarding Merit and punishing Arrogance"; più piccolo sotto "From the Original painting of Andrea Sacchi, in y. Collection of Henry Furnese Esq.r" sotto "Sold by Rob.t Strange Engraver, at the Golden Head, in Henrietta Street, Covent Gerden London." Ed infine molto piccolo "Publishd according to Act of Parliament 1755". L'incisione, come recita il cartiglio, è tratta da un noto quadro di Andrea Sacchi, pittore romano vissuto alla fine del XVI secolo, favorito del Cardinal Barberini: il protagonsita del dipinto è Marcantonio Pasqualini, il più grande soprano maschile dell'epoca. Robert Strange, famoso incisore scozzese, discendente dalla famiglia scozzese di Strange, o Strang, di Balcasky, Fife, nacque alle Orcadi, il 14 luglio 1721. Dopo aver praticato in giovinezza gli studi forensi, accondiscendendo alle sue qualità artistiche entrò come apprendista nel 1735 nel laboratorio di Richard Cooper, un incisore di Edimburgo. Dopo aver lasciato Cooper nel 1741, iniziò a lavorare in proprio con buon successo. Decise comunque di arruolarsi nell'esercito scozzese agli ordini dell'ultimo Stuart; in quest'occasione incise lastre per una banconota progettata per il pagamento delle truppe. Presente alla battaglia di Culloden, dopo la sconfitta rimase nascosto nelle Highlands, ma alla fine tornò a Edimburgo, dove, nel 1747, sposò Isabella, unica figlia di William Lumisden, figlio di un vescovo di Edimburgo. L'anno successivo si trasferì a Rouen, ove studiò disegno sotto JB Descamps, ottenendo il primo premio presso l'Accademia di Disegno. Nel 1749 si spostò a Parigi, entrando nello studio del celebre Le Bas. Da questo maestro imparò l'uso della punta secca, uno strumento che poi notevolmente migliorò con effetto eccellente. Strange nel 1750 tornò in Inghilterra. Si stabilì a Londra, insieme con la moglie e la figlia. Nel 1760 Strange iniziò un lungo viaggio in Italia. Studiò a Firenze, Napoli, Parma, Bologna e Roma, incidendo lastre da innumerevoli disegni, tra cui il "Giorno" di Correggio, la "Danae" e "Venere e Adone" di Tiziano, la "Santa Cecilia" di Raffaello. In Italia venne comunque ricevuto con grande distinzione, e venne eletto membro delle accademie di Roma, Firenze, Parma. Lasciò l'Italia nel 1764, e, dopo un breve soggiorno Parigi ritornò a Londra. Il resto della sua vita è stato speso soprattutto in queste due città, nel perseguimento diligente della sua arte. Nel 1766 fu eletto membro della Società degli artisti, e nel 1775, piccato dalla esclusione dalla lista di incisori della Royal Academy, pubblicò un libello diffamante la Royal Academy stessa. Morì nel 1792, dopo aver ottenuto il cavalierato. Nel 1848 venne pubblicato uno splendido catalogo da parte di Charles Blanc che raccoglie tutta la sua imponente opera.

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        England's Treasure by Forraign Trade. Or, The Balance of our Foreign Trade is the Rule of our Treasure.

      Glasgow: Printed and sold by R. and A. Foulis, 1755 - Octavo (158 × 98 mm). Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, red leather label. Covers a little scraped, a crisp, clean copy in a fine contemporary binding. First Foulis edition, first published in 1664, of Mun's masterpiece of mercantile literature. "For those who want to read a single example of mercantilist writing, it is difficult to better Thomas Mun's England's Treasure by Forraign Trade, completed in 1628 and published posthumously in 1664. Adam Smith at any rate regarded it as perfectly representative of a vast body of similar literature: 'The title of Mun's book,' he said, 'became a fundamental maxim in the political economy, not of England only, but of all other commercial countries'" (Blaug.) Carpenter IX (7); cf. Printing and the Mind of Man 146 for the first edition.

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        Ponderazioni sopra le contrattazioni marittime opera del Dottor Carlo Targa colla giunta delle leggi navali e del gius navale de' rodii gre. lat. e degli statuti degli uffiziali di sicurta' della citta' di Firenze Nuova edizione ricorretta e illustrata

      Nella stamperia Fantechi e C, 1755. In 8, pp. XII + 368 + VI + 60 con 2 inc. ai fr. P. pg. rigida con innesto ben eseguito al d. Fresco esemplare. Bella edizione dopo la prima del 1692 arricchita da le Leggi Rodie col testo greco e la traduzione latina e daglui Statuti degli uffiziali di Sicurta' di Firenze. L'opera e' il frutto della grande esperienza professionale di questo giureconsulto genovese, acquisita in particolare presso il Tribunale dei Consrvatori del mare. L'opera composta da 102 capitoli si presenmta come un manuale di pronta consultazione con molti riferimenti agli istituti marittimi di molti paesi come Inghilterra, Olanda e frequenti citazioni di giuristi come Baldo, Peck, Stracca, Loccenius ecc. Kress it. ec. 305. Olschki, II, 518. Bibl. Mansutti, 1582 ITA

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        Imperii romani occidentis, scilicet et orientis tabula...

      1755. Incisione in rame, mm 500x1085, colorata d'epoca sui confini. A destra e sinistra troviamo due ampie legende storiche. Bella carta dell'impero romana ricavata dal modello sansoniano. Bell'esemplare con piccoli restauri alle pieghe centrali.

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        Carte generale du Globe Terrestre.

      Artist: Bernoulli; Issued in: Basle; date: c 1755 - Artist: Bernoulli; Issued in: Basle; date: c. 1755; - Condition: Very good; Map shows the total world

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        Lettres chinoises , ou correspondance philosophique , historique & critique , entre un Chinois Voyageur & ses correspondants à la Chine , en Perse & au Japon . Nouvelle édition augmentée de nouvelles lettres & de quantité de remarques. [Ensemble] Songes philosophiques, par l'auteur des lettres juives

      Chez Pierre Paupie, 1755. - Chez Pierre Paupie, A La Haye ; A Berlin 1755 - 1746, 6 tomes en 6 vol. in - 12 (8x14,5cm), xxiv, 306pp. et 332pp. et 338pp. et 332pp. et 327pp. et 84pp. ; 187pp., six volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione (terza?) E il primo in 6 volumi. La data di emissione iniziale 1746.Les sogni filosofici stanno pubblicando originale.Plein maculato antico vitello marrone. Smooth indietro decorato. Parti di titoli e numeri di volume in marocchino rosso. Stella d'oro Triple e maglia pennacchi sulle stoviglie. Tutti i bordi rossi. Tre tappi e tre la testa e la coda sfilacciata. Alcuni angoli émoussés.Les leggermente lettere cinesi, inaugurata dallo stesso autore con lettere ebraiche che luci tipiche di design a confronto usi e costumi di molte civiltà; lavorare nel modello, sempre divertente, il primo libro del suo genere: La spia della corte di Marana e Lettere persiane di Montesquieu. Narratore cinese scrivendo ai suoi compagni di diversi luoghi d'Europa (Mosca Stoccolma, Parigi ...). Il lavoro dovrebbe interrogarsi sempre sulla stranezza dei nostri pensieri e le abitudini. D'Argens descrive anche diversi viaggi est, con interessanti informazioni circa le abitudini e le istituzioni dei paesi dell'Est. Come la cabalistica ebraica o lettere dallo stesso autore, lettere cinesi sono stati pubblicati nel périodiques.Les sogni filosofici, la numerazione 20, relazioni sogni, utopie sono autentici; la prima terra abitata racconto e governato da scimmie, il Singimanie; il secondo comporta una scimmia e compiti Changijournes narratore, che continuamente cambi di vestiti e gente della moda ... Nel sogno Quattrocento, il narratore è visitato da Racine, e il dialogo espone campo della letteratura in tempo dell'autore, ecc ... - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition (troisième?) et première en 6 volumes. L'édition originale date de 1746. Les Songes philosophiques sont en édition originale. Reliures en plein veau brun moucheté d'époque. Dos lisses orné. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge. Triple filet doré et étoiles en écoinçons sur les plats. Toutes tranches rouges. Trois coiffes de tête et et trois de queue élimées. Quelques coins très légèrement émoussés. Les Lettres chinoises, inaugurées par le même auteur par les lettres juives ont ce dessein typique des Lumières de comparer les moeurs et coutumes de plusieurs civilisations ; l'oeuvre reprend le schéma, toujours humoristique, du premier ouvrage de ce type : L'espion de la cour de Marana, puis les Lettres persanes de Montesquieu. Un narrateur chinois écrivant à ses congénères des différents lieux de l'Europe (Moscou, Stockholm, Paris...). L'oeuvre est toujours censée nous interroger sur l'étrangeté de nos propres pensées et coutumes. D'Argens décrit également plusieurs voyages en orient, avec des informations intéressantes sur les moeurs et institutions des pays orientaux. A l'instar des Lettres cabalistiques ou juives du même auteur, les Lettres chinoises furent publiés en périodiques. Les songes philosophiques, au nombre de 20, relations de rêves, sont d'authentiques utopies ; le premier conte une terre habitée et gouvernée par des singes, la Singimanie ; le second entraîne un singe et le narrateur chez les Changijournes, peuple qui change continuellement d'habits et de mode... Dans le quinzième songe, le narrateur reçoit la visite de Racine, et le dialogue expose la matière des belles - lettres à l'époque de l'auteur, etc...

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

      Typis Jo. Baptiasta Pasquali, 1755. Cm. 24, pp. (8) xliii (1) 519 (1), 348 (4). Alcune testate incise. Legatura di poco posteriore in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli su tassello. Esemplare con il frontespizio sostituito in copia manoscritta d'epoca posteriore. In ottimo stato di conservazione, fresco e marginoso. Si tratta della terza edizione, la più completa, di questa descrizione della celebre collezione di libri del consule britannico a Venezia Joseph Smith. Sono quindi elencati migliaia di opere pregiate tra cui molti incunaboli. La vasta appendice di 352 pagine finali comprende la riproposizione completa di 200 prefazione, dediche ed epiloghi contenute nei volumi stampati prima del 1500.

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        Philosophia botanica in qua explicantur fundamenta botanica cum definitionibus partium, exemplis terminorum, observationibus rariorum, adiectis figuris aeneis

      Typis Ioannis Thomae Trattner, 1755. In - 16°(18,5 x 12,2 cm), pp. (4), 364, legatura coeva in pelle. Dorso a sei scomparti, con fregi in oro e titolo, anch'esso in oro, su tassello. Normali, leggere tracce d'uso alla legatura, in particolare una mancanza di centimetri 1,5 nella parte superiore della cerniera anteriore. Tagli rossi. Con due tavole xilografiche nel testo e nove incisioni su rame fuori testo, in fine, ripiegate. Nel margine inferiore del frontespizio, piccola firma coeva d'appartenenza (vedi foto). Nel margine inferiore del foglio con le pagine 131 - 132, piccolo strappo, che a pagina 131 giunge a toccare l'ultima parola dell'ultima riga di testo, ben rimarginato da intervento di restauro eseguito con carta giapponese. Nel margine inferiore del foglio ospitante le pagine 287 - 288, lontano dal testo, una mancanza, all'altezza del bordo, reintegrata, e uno strappo rimarginato da vecchio intervento di restauro. Leggero alone d'umido nell'angolo superiore sinistro del frontespizio (vedi foto). Tracce d'umido e leggere fioriture ad un buon numero di pagine. Leggera arrossatura alle prime tavole fuori testo. Seconda impressione della fondamentale opera tassonomica di Linneo: opera pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1751 a Stoccolma, dall'editore Gottfried Kiesewetter (della princeps esiste una variante che al frontespizio, oltre al Kiesewetter, riporta come editore Zacharias Chatelain di Amsterdam). Testo di grande pregio e notevole interesse, che rivoluzionò e riscrisse le metodologie della classificazione del regno vegetale. Rielaborando le tesi pubblicate nei suoi Fundamenta botanica del 1736 e riprendendo alcuni concetti espressi nell'Oratio de telluris habitabilis incremento del 1744 e negli Sponsalia plantarum del 1746, nell'opera Linneo affermava che le specie, create secondo un progetto divino in forma invariabile ed eterna, erano disposte spontaneamente in un sistema naturale che si prestava alla classificazione. Ideò dunque uno schema tassonomico suddiviso in cinque categorie: varietà, specie, genere, ordine e classe. Queste suddivisioni in realtà erano già esistenti, ma sino ad allora non erano mai state utilizzate in modo congiunto: prima di Linneo le specie venivano descritte dal nome del genere, cui seguiva una perifrasi che registrava ed evidenziava, per esteso, le caratteristiche della specie. Egli sostituì questo metodo con una nomenclatura binomiale più precisa e funzionale, in cui anche la specie veniva individuata da un unico termine: l'uso di tale nomenclatura, utilizzata per la prima volta da Linneo nel 1745 in un indice di piante descritte in un resoconto dei suoi viaggi attraverso le isole baltiche di Öland e Gotland, fu spiegato nella Philosophia, in cui l'epiteto della specie veniva definito come nome "triviale". Inoltre il botanico svedese, che aveva contribuito in modo fondamentale alla codificazione dei termini utilizzati per descrivere le diverse parti delle piante e le varie configurazioni che in esse si potevano trovare, come ad esempio, la forma e la sistemazione delle foglie, la disposizione dei fiori, la forma di infiorescenze, fiori e frutti, forniva nell'opera una lista di lemmi accompagnata da tavole che illustravano le figure corrispondenti ad ogni singolo termine, ponendo in tal modo le basi per la terminologia descrittiva successiva. La Philosophia è interessante anche per le molte informazioni e i molti consigli pratici che dispensava: dalle istruzioni dettagliate per la costruzione di un erbario, a ciò che un botanico novizio doveva necessariamente sapere, da quali vestiti si dovessero indossare nel corso delle escursioni botaniche, a quali piante crescessero in diversi habitat, dalla prima descrizione di comunità ecologiche, all'indicazione degli orari nei quali i fiori di varie specie si aprivano e si chiudevano. Carl Nilsson Linnaeus (1707 - 1778) è stato un medico e naturalista svedese: figura centrale della Storia Naturale del Settecento, è considerato il padre della moderna classificazione scientifica degli organismi viventi. Fin dall'infanzia sviluppò un grande interesse per la botanica, influenzato dal padre, pastore luterano ed appassionato giardiniere. Nel 1727 si iscrisse alla facoltà di Medicina dell'università di Lund e l'anno successivo si trasferì all'università di Uppsala, la migliore della Svezia. Già dal 1730 cominciò a delineare il proprio metodo di classificazione tassonomica; nel 1735 pubblicò il Sistema naturae, opera in cui esponeva i suoi criteri di classificazione dei regni animale, vegetale e minerale. Nello stesso anno si recò in Olanda per completare gli studi. Nel 1738 rientrò in Svezia, dove iniziò a esercitare la professione di medico, dedicandosi principalmente alla cura della sifilide. Nel 1739 fu tra i fondatori dell'Accademia svedese delle scienze, e nel 1741 divenne professore di Medicina teorica e pratica all'università di Uppsala: l'anno seguente lasciò questo incarico per assumere la cattedra di Botanica, Dietetica e Materia medica, mantenuta fino alla sua morte. Nel 1751 pubblicò la Philosophia botanica, opera in cui, di fatto, riscriveva le metodologie della classificazione del regno vegetale. Nel 1761 il re Adolfo Federico di Svezia gli conferì un titolo nobiliare a seguito del quale convertì il suo nome in Carl von Linnè. Tra i meriti maggiori dello scienziato svedese si possono annoverare la dimostrazione della riproduzione sessuale delle piante e la definizione e l'introduzione della nomenclatura binomiale nel sistema di classificazione dei vegetali e degli animali, nel quale ogni essere vivente è indicato con due nomi latini, il primo riferito al genere, il secondo alla specie.

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        Dictionnaire portatif de l'Ingénieur, où l'on explique les principaux termes des Sciences les plus nécessaires à un Ingénieur, scavoir : l'Arithmétique - L'Algèbre - La Géométrie - L'Architecture Civile - La Charpenterie - La Serrurerie - L'Architecture hydraulique - L'Architecture militaire - La Fortification - L'Attaque et la défense des places - Les Mines - L'Artillerie - La Marine - La Pyrotechnie [ édition originale ]

      Chez Charles - Antoine Jombert, 1755. Dictionnaire portatif de l'Ingénieur, où l'on explique les principaux termes des Sciences les plus nécessaires à un Ingénieur, scavoir : l'Arithmétique - L'Algèbre - La Géométrie - L'Architecture Civile - La Charpenterie - La Serrurerie - L'Architecture hydraulique - L'Architecture militaire - La Fortification - L'Attaque et la défense des places - Les Mines - L'Artillerie - La Marine - La Pyrotechnie Par M. Belidor, Colonel d'Infanterie, Chevalier de l'Ordre Militaire de Saint Louis, etc., 1 vol. in - 12 reliure d'époque demi - basane mouchetée, dos à 5 nerfs orné (fleurons), tranches rouges, Chez Charles - Antoine Jombert, Paris, 1755, 1 f. blanc, IX pp., 2 ff. n. ch., 339 pp., et 1 f. blanc Edition originale. Très bel exemplaire, d'une parfaite fraîcheur intérieure, avec cette étonnante caractéristique que les premières pages ont été interverties à l'impression (on retrouve ainsi dans cet ordre les pages 6 et 7, 4 et 5, 2 et 3 puis 14 et 15, 12 et 13, et 10 et 11, la pagination reprend ensuite son ordre normal), sans aucun manque. Rare. Français

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        del Magnifico Consiglio della città di Rovigo. Col Registro delle Cariche che dal Consiglio medesimo vengono distribuite. Sotto la direzione dei Signori..Regolatori della città stessa l'anno..Rovigo, Stamperia Miazzi, 1755 - 1791

      Miazzi, 1755. 17 opuscoli in - 16, caduno di pp. 16 (tranne 2 di 20 pp. ed 1 di 17), ciascuno con bella copertina coeva in carta decorata di vari colori. Tutti con grazioso stemma della città in silogr. sul front. Sono presenti i seguenti anni: 1755, 1757, 1758, 1759, 1761, 1762, 1764, 1768, 1770, 1772, 1775, 1777, 1780, 1782, 1784, 1785, 1787, 1791. Vi si contengono i nomi dei nobili suddivisi tra quelli "dalla parte di S. Stefano" e quelli "dalla parte di S. Giustina" e soprattutto distribuzione e durata dei vari incarichi per il buon governo e la corretta amministrazione della città (dal Cat. Statuti del Senato si rileva che vari "Ordini, e regolazioni" furono emanati nel 1780 dal Podestà Galeazzo Antelmi "in seguito a disordini riscontrati nel modo di amministrare le entrate dei comuni ..ecc." Raro assieme.

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      1755. (Codice AA/0112) Folio (cm 40,5). Grande volume contenente tutte le tavole tratte dall'atlante dall'edizione parigina del 1755 dell'ENCYCLOPEDIE relative a: ARMURIER, ARQUEBUSIER, FOURBISSEUR, ART MILITAIRE, Centinaia di figure su 50 grandi bellissime tavole finemente incise in rame (di cui una grande ripiegata): armature e armi di varie epoche e loro particolari, congegni da guerra, ateliers e macchinari vari per la loro fabbricazione, ordini di battaglia degli eserciti, ecc. Accompagnano le tavole 11 pp. di testi esplicativi. Carta vergata, lievi rossure. Pregiata legatura d'epoca mezza pelle, nervetti, doppio tassello rosso, titolo oro, piatti marmorizzati. Ottimo stato. Euro 500.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Traité des Animaux, ou après avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes e sur celui de Buffon, on entreprend d'expliquer leurs principales facultés. On y joint à cet ouvrage un Extrait raisonné du Traité des Sensations. Amsterdam et se vend à Paris, 1755

      1755. in.12, pp.VIII, 232, leg. coeva p.pelle, dorso ornato oro. Edizione originale. E. Bonnot de Mably de Condillac, celebre filosofo di Grenoble (1715 - 1780) fondatore del sensualismo, amico di Rousseau e Diderot, critica nella presente opera le idee limitative di Descartes sui sentimenti degli animali. Essi hanno anima, senso della percezione, memoria, capacità di giudizio..come gli esseri umani. Raro.

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        Veduta del sepolcro di Caio Cestio.

      1755. Acquaforte, bulino e puntasecca firmata in lastra in basso a destra; tratta da "Vedute di Roma", la più conosciuta opera di Piranesi. Buon esemplare con ampi margini, impresso su carta vergata con giglio entro cerchio; ben conservato a parte piccoli difetti marginali; tracce di note manoscritte sotto al titolo. Mm. 405x545. Quarto stato di sei, edizione postuma romana senza l'indicazione del prezzo. Hind 35; Focillon, 810

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        An Introduction to the Italian Language. Containing Specimens of both Prose and Verse.. with a literal Translation and Grammatical Notes .. for the Use of those who .. attempt to learn it without a Master .. London, Printed for A. Millar,1755

      Millar, 1755. in - 8, pp. XI, (1), 467, (1), leg. coeva in p. pelle, tassello granata al dorso a nervi. Prima edizione dell'opera di Giuseppe Baretti (1719 - 1789) in cui il letterato di origine torinese propone una selezione di alcuni brani di 37 celebri autori italiani (tra cui Castiglione, Machiavelli, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Tasso, Michelangelo, Petrarca) con traduzione inglese a fronte. Il lavoro prevede anche l'inserimento di alcuni sonetti di Milton in italiano; probabilmente il Baretti li tradusse sotto il suggerimento di Johnson, suo maestro e punto di riferimento dopo il trasferimento a Londra nel 1751. Johnson viene ritenuto autore dell'Introduzione e, secondo alcuni critici, anche delle note alle pp. 48 e 198. Ottimo esempl.

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        Rariorum Pedemontii Stirpium. Specimen primum [unico pubblicato]

      Excudebant Zappata ed Avondus, 1755. In - 4° (265x200mm), pp. (2), X [il legatore ha posto le pp. in cifre romane disordinatamente, posponendo la "Praefatio"], 55, (1) di imprimatur, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su tassello in pelle arancio al dorso. Tagli rossi. Frontespizio a stampa rossa e nera con figura di putto incisa in xilografia. Fregi tipografici ornati o arabescati in xilografia. 12 tavv. ripiegate e incise su rame f.t. da Pietro Peyroleri da invenzione di Francesco Peyroleri con raffigurazioni di piante della flora piemontese. Fioriture normali. Ottimo stato. Prima edizione della sola parte pubblicata di quest'opera sulla flora del Piemonte del grande scienziato e botanico Carlo Allioni (Torino, 1728 - ivi, 1804), soprannominato "il Linneo piemontese". "... fu professore dell'Università e direttore dell'orto botanico dopo il Donati, ed uno de' benemeriti della Flora Italica... L'opera che gli fece più onore fu la Flora Pedemontana pubblicata nel 1785, della quale i due primi volumi contengono la descrizione di 2800 piante, e l'ultimo dà la figura di 257 specie esattamente disegnate, col luogo della nascita, le qualità del suolo, il nome vernacolo piemontese, e le facoltà medicinali di esse piante" (Saccardo, "La botanica in Italia", I, p.13). BMC NH, p. 31. Nissen, BBI, 19. Pritzel, 105. Manca a Stafleu & Cowan. Cfr. Mario Gliozzi in D.B.I., II, 1960. Italiano

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      Marc Michel Rey, Amsterdam. 1755 - Un volume in-8 ; 20 x 14 cm ; 470 g ; LXX, (2), 262, (2) pages. Frontispice gravé en taille douce par Sornique d’après Eisen représentant un « sauvage » retournant chez lui après avoir jeté ses habits hollandais ; vignette allégorique sur le titre par Fokke ; vignette héraldique en tête de la dédicace avec le blason de la ville de Genève. Edition Originale, comportant à la page 11 l’accent aigu ajouté à la main par l’éditeur sur le mot « conformé », et la page 262 commence par « cune différence des méchans ». Le dernier feuillet comporte l’Errata au recto et un « avis au relieur » au verso : « les trois cartons attachés à cette demi-feuille doivent être placés proprement, aux pages indiquées ». Relié plein veau tabac marbré d’époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin brun, tranches rouges. Coiffe supérieure arasée, coins légèrement émoussés, pâle trace d’humidité dans la marge inférieure du dernier tiers de l’ouvrage environ, autrement en très bon état, sans rousseurs. Dans le « Discours », Rousseau dresse un portrait très sévère de la modernité. Son pessimisme historique (l’histoire signifie décadence) se marie avec un optimisme anthropologique (l’homme est naturellement bon). L’inégalité provient de la propriété, mais la croissance de l’inégalité est due au développement de l’esprit humain Un des textes philosophiques majeurs du 18ème siècle. Un volume qui doit figurer dans la bibliothèque de tout bibliophile amateur d’éditions originales, de Rousseau ou de philosophie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil contenant les déclarations, règlements, lettres patentes, arrêts du conseil...

      chez Joseph Vatar, 1755. - chez Joseph Vatar., [Manuscrit] A Rennes 1755, in - 4 (22x28cm), 53pp., relié. - Collection contenente le dichiarazioni, regolamenti, brevetti, sentenze del Consiglio di Stato del re. Scheda di memoria all'interno del regno, e le deliberazioni degli Stati di Bretagna, con i ricordi, istruzioni e altri documenti relativi alla gestione di detti provincia stallone. Cartone XIX ricoperto di carta marmorizzata marrone. Discussioni Indietro lisce. Parte del titolo in pelle di pecora nera. Angoli urtato. Coperchio inferiore strofinato. Il manoscritto si compone di una parte del libro: roy regole e le istruzioni relative al Admnistration perno del regno, Parigi, 1724, e altri vari atti che incidono perno Gran Bretagna. Il retro del frontespizio, firma, istituto Huzures. Il nome è difficile da leggere. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Recueil contenant les déclarations, règlements, lettres patentes, arrêts du conseil d'état du roy. Mémoires du conseil du dedans du royaume, et délibérations des états de Bretagne, avec les mémoires, instructions et autres pièces touchant l'administration des haras de ladite province. Reliure en plein cartonnage XIXe recouvert d'un papier marbré marron. Dos lisse à filets. Pièce de titre en basane noire. Coins émoussés. Coiffe inférieure frottée. Le manuscrit est composé d'une part de l'ouvrage : Règlement du roy et instructions touchant l'admnistration des haras du royaume, à Paris, 1724, et d'autre part des divers actes touchant les haras de Bretagne. Au dos de la page de titre, une signature, Huzures de l'institut. Le nom est difficilement lisible.

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        Histoire de France, depuis l'Etablissement de la Monarchie Françoise dans les Gaules (17 Tomes - Complet) Nouvelle édition, augmentée de notes, de dissertations critiques & historiques, de l'Histoire du règne de Louis XIII, & d'un Journal de celui de Louis XIV, Et ornée de plans, de cartes géographiques, & de vignettes représentant des médailles & des monnoyes de chaque regne

      Chez les Libraires Associés, 1755. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de notes, de dissertations critiques & historiques, de l'Histoire du règne de Louis XIII, & d'un Journal de celui de Louis XIV, Et ornée de plans, de cartes géographiques, & de vignettes représentant des médailles & des monnoyes de chaque regne , 17 vol. in - 4 reliure XIXe demi - basane marron, Chez les Libraires Associés, Paris, 1755 - 1757, Tome I : Depuis 486 jusqu'à 628, 4 ff.,frontispice, cciij - 412 pp. avec 2 pl. hors texte dont une dépliante ; Tome II : Depuis 628 jusqu'à 877, 2 ff. xxiv - 512 pp. avec 2 pl. h.t. ; Tome III : Depuis 877 jusqu'à 1174, 2 ff., 644 pp. ; Tome IV : Depuis 1179 jusqu'à 1285, 2 ff, 690 pp. ; Tome V : Depuis 1286 jusqu'à 1364, 2 ff. 558 pp. ; Tome VI : Depuis 1364 jusqu'à 1422, 2 ff., 618 pp. , Tome VII : Depuis 1422 jusqu'à 1483, 2 ff., 711 pp. ; Tome VIII : Depuis 1483 jusqu'à 1515, 2 ff., 670 pp. ; Tome IX : Depuis 1515 jusqu'à 1559, 2 ff., 910 pp. ; Tome X : Depuis 1559 jusqu'à 1567, 2 ff., 654 pp. ; Tome XI : Depuis 1574 jusqu'à 1593, 2 ff, 763 pp.; Tome XII : Depuis 1593 jusqu'à 1610 ; 2 ff. 652 pp. ; Tome XIII : Depuis 1610 jusqu'à 1630, 2 ff. xij - 691 pp. ; Tome XIV : Depuis 1630 jusqu'à 1637, 2 ff. 820 pp. ; Tome XV : Depuis 1637 jusqu'à 1643, 2 ff., 770 f. et 1 f. (errata) ; Tome XVI : Le Journal et les Traités de Paix du Règne de Louis XIV, 2 ff., 488 - 233 pp. ; Tome XVII : Table Générale des Matières, 2 ff., 743 pp. avec 4 grandes cartes dépliantes par Robert, nombreuses vignettes et bandeaux (monnaies des règnes) dans le texte dans le corps de l'ouvrage Rare exemplaire bien complet, et à grandes marges ( 27,3 x 20,4 cm) de la meilleure édition de l'Histoire de France du Père Daniel. Etat satisfaisant (ancien cachet d'institution religieuse, étiquettes de cote en faux - titre et en dos en queue, rel. fort. frottées notamment en plats, plusieurs fentes partielles en mors, qq. petits mq. angulaires sur qq. ff. n'affectant pas le texte en tomes IX et XVI, une mouill. en queue dans les tome X et XI, petite piq. de vers marginale n'affectant pas le texte en tomes XII, XIV et XV, nonobstant, l'état intérieur est d'une belle fraîcheur). Français

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        Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave Aphorismos de Cognoscendis et Curandis Morbis

      Apud Guilelmum Cavelier, 1755. - Apud Guilelmum Cavelier, Parisiis (Paris) 1755 - 1773, 5 tomes en 5 Vol. in 4 (20x26cm), viij (4) 884pp. et (4) 769pp. et vij (1bc) 685pp. et (8) 668pp. et xij, 736pp. (91) (16), 5 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione per i primi tre volumi sono stati pubblicati lequels rispettivamente nel 1742 e 1743; I volumi 4 e 5 appaiono qui per la prima volta nel 1765 e il 1773, Pagine titoli in rosso e biondo in marmo noir.Plein vitello e il tempo ghiacciato. Torna Tooled sollevato. Parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Caps teste volumi 1 e 2 logoro; volumi teste cap 3, 4 e 5 sfilacciate; code di volumi 2 e 5 logoro. 4 angoli urtato su tutti i volumi. Set di bella aspect.Hermann Boerhaave è una delle grandi figure della medicina moderna, fondatore della medicina clinica, nel 1709 ha pubblicato il suo libro più famoso, che ha contribuito alla sua fama in Europa: Aforismi, manuale così fondamentale nella comprensione delle malattie e dei loro trattamenti. Van Switen fu uno dei discepoli e seguaci di Boerhaave cui lezioni attirato ascoltatori provenienti da tutta Europa. Ha lavorato per dieci anni su Aforismi; lettura soprattutto ha contribuito a riempire l'intero XVIII nome Boerhaave. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition pour les trois premiers tomes, lequels ont paru respectivement en 1742 et 1743 ; les tomes 4 et 5 paraissent ici pour la première fois en 1765 et 1773. Pages de titres en rouge et noir. Plein Veau blond d'époque marbré et glacé. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de têtes des tomes 1 et 2 élimées; coiffe de têtes des tomes 3, 4 et 5 effilochées ; queues des tomes 2 et 5 élimées. 4 coins émoussés sur l'ensemble des tomes. Ensemble de bel aspect. Hermann Boerhaave est une des grandes figures de la médecine moderne, fondateur de la médecine clinique, il a publié en 1709 son livre le plus célèbre et qui a contribué à sa gloire en Europe : Les Aphorismes, sorte de manuel fondamental dans la connaissance des maladies et leurs traitements. Van Switen fut un des élèves et disciples de Boerhaave dont les leçons attiraient des auditeurs de toute l'Europe. Il travailla pendant dix ans sur Les Aphorismes ; sa lecture contribua particulièrement à remplir tout le XVIIIe du nom de Boerhaave.

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        Selectarum stirpium americanarum historia, in qua Linnaeanum Systema Determinatae Descriptaeque Sistuntur Plantae illae, quas in insulis Martinica, Jamaica, Domingo, aliisque, et in Viciniae continentis parte, observavit. Vienna, ez officina Krausiana, 1763.

      1755. 2 vol. in - folio, (10), VII, (5), 284, (14); (1), leg. cart. rustico con difetti. Celebre opera sulla flora sudamericana, illustr. da 184 tavole di vegetazione locale (num. 183, la n. 37 è seguita dalla 37 bis); 2 frontesp. incisi, raffig. l'arrivo dell'autore su una costa del Sud America, e 2 indigeni che reggono la mappa delle isole del Sud America. Prima edizione. L'a. comincio il suo viaggio nelle Antille ed in Sudamerica nel 1755, dedicò quattro anni alla descrizione di piante ed allo studio della storia naturale e dell'etnografia. Discreto esempl. a pieni margini con barbe, uniformemente brunito, tutte le tavole, presentano nel margine inferiore il nome della specie rappresentata ms. da mano coeva.

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        FABLES -- LA FONTAINE, J. de. Fables choisies. Paris, (Printed for) Dessaint & Saillant (&) Durand (by) Ch.-A. Jombert, 1755-59. 4 vols. honour of De la Fontaine, and 275 full-p. engr. after J.B. Oudry.

      , Paris, Desaint & Saillant, & Durand, de l?imprimerie de C. A. Jombert 1755-1759.**. 4 volumes, 1755-1759. I: (2), xxx, xviii, 124pp. II: (2), ii, 135pp,(1)pp. III: (2), iv, 146pp. IV: (2), ii, 188pp. folio. Original calf binding, gilt titles , raised bands, marbled endpapers.Second edition (with portret Oudry et inscription le leopard !! With fine engraved frontispice and 275 plates horse texte by Oudry engraved by Aubert, Aveline, Baquoy, Beauvais, Cars, Chedel, Chenu, Chevillet, Cochin, Cousinet, Dupuis, Elisabeth, Duret, de Fehrt, Fessart, Flipart, Floding, Gaillard, Galimard, Lebas, Legrand, Le Mire, Lempereur, Marvie, Menil, Moitte, Ouvrier, Pasquier, Pelletier, Pitre-Martenasie, Poletnich, Prevost, Radigues, Riland, Rode, Salvador, Sornique, Sewerage, Tardieu & Teucher, numbered continuously as Fables I-CCXLV through the 4 volumes + 30 bis plates. Beautifull edition; a monument ! One of the finest editions of the 'Fables' and one of the finest examples of French 18th c. book illustration to which the best engravers of the time contributed such as Aubert, Aveline, Prévost, Radigues, Riland, Cars, Cochin, Dupuis, Fessard, Legrand, a.m.o. Plate for "Le singe et le léopard" in its lettered state (vol. III, p. 113). Very attractive set on large paper ('impérial') in very fine bindings. - Sander 1065; Cohen/de R. 548-50; Després, Bibl. des livres de fables de La Fontaine illustrées, 20; cf. A.-M. Bassy. Les Fables de La Fontaine. Quatre siècles d'illustration (1986).

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        Fables choisies, mises en vers par J. de La Fontaine. [Édité par Louis Regnard de Montenault]. Tome premier [-quatrième].

      - 4 in 2 Bdn. Folio (410 x 270 mm). Mit Portrait-Tafel Oudrys, nach N. de Largillière gest. von J. Tardieu, 1 Kupfertafel mit kleiner Portraitbüste La Fontaines von Charles-Nicolas Cochin fils und C. Baquoy sowie 274 Kupfertafeln [2 und 70, 68, 67 und 69], nach Oudry/Cochin radiert von Cochin, Chedel, Moitte, Tardieu, Lempereur, Aveline fils, Baquoy, Fessard, Flipart, Lebas, Legrand, Prévost u.a. Mit 209 teilweise grossen (Blumen-) Vignetten in Holschnitt nach Jean-Jacques Bachelier geschnitten von Vincent Le Sueur und Jean-Michel Papillon sowie 4 wiederholten Holzschnittvignetten auf den Titeln. [2] Bl. (Vortitel und Titel), XXX, XVIII S., 124 S.; [2] Bl., 2, IV, 146 S.; [2] Bl., 2, 188 S. Burgunderrote Maroquinbände d. Z. (422 x 295 mm), Rücken über 6 erhabenen Bünden, Deckel mit Doppelrahmen von je drei Fileten und floralen Eckstücken in Goldprägung, floraler Rückenvergoldung, Stehkantenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, Goldschnitt. Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert [pour] Desaint & Saillant, et Durand, 1755-59 [-Juin 1760]. Hier in zwei rote Maroquinbände gebundene Prachtausgabe in vier Foliobänden von La Fontaines 244 Fabeln, die "auf Grund der aussergewöhnlichen Qualität der Illustration und der Schönheit des Drucks eine Sonderstellung in der Geschichte des französischen Buchs einnimmt" (R. Gaucheron). Entgegen der häufig kolportierten Ansicht, wonach die in seiner Zeit als Direktor der Manufacture Royale de tapisserie in Beauvais 1729-34 entstandenen Vorlagen Jean-Baptiste Oudrys (1686-1755) vor allem als Illustrationsvorlagen für Gobelins entworfen wurden, entstanden sie viel eher im Hinblick auf eine geplante Buchpublikation. "Since the Oudry's series of drawings is complete, and thus includes many more obscure fables that would not have worked well as designs for tapestries, the artist must have intended the drawings to be engraved and published together from the start . This is also backed up by the fact that all of Oudry's drawings in black ink and white gouache on bluish paper comprise the same vertical, full-page format, and each one is self-contained and fully fashioned throughout the image to created an integral composition, suitable for engraved book illustrations" (Sarah R. Cohen). Oudry liess seine 275 Originalzeichnungen in zwei Foliobände binden - einer hat sich bis heute erhalten und wird in einer Privatsammlung gehütet, der andere wurde aufgelöst - und verkaufte sie schliesslich um 1750/51 an den Pariser Kunstmäzen und Sammler Jean-Louis Regnard de Montenault. Dieser liess die in Tinte und Gouache auf bläulichem Papier geschaffenen Originalvorlagen durch Charles Nicolas Cochin fils (1715-1790) nachzeichnen und von einem aus 42 Radierern bestehenden Team (inklusive Cochin) ab 1753 in Kupfer radieren. Oudrys/Cochins Darstellungen "present the fables as discrete pictorial scenes enacted by a range of animals large and small . The entire "chain of being", a concept much invoked in 17th- and 18th- century philosophy, found its way into the panoply of life that populates both the texts of La Fontaine's fables and Oudry's imaginative renditions of them" (Sarah R. Cohen). Auf die speziellen Begabungen der einzelnen Kupferstecher eingehend, fand eine gewisse thematische Aufteilung der Radierungen statt. So wurden beispeilsweise die allermeisten der architekurbestimmten Tafeln von dem für seine Präzission des Stichs hochgeschätzten Quentin-Pierre Chedel (1705-1763) gestochen. Cochins eigene massgebliche Mitarbeit bleibt im Buch unerwähnt; sein Name wird einzig als ausführender Stecher auf einigen Tafeln verzeichnet. Die nach Jean-Jacques Bachelier von Nicolas Le Sueur und Jean Baptiste Michel Papillon in Holzschnitt ausgeführten grossen Schlussvignetten wurden später als selbständige Folge in Metalltiefdruck durch Pierre-Philippe Choffard separat veröffentlicht. Interessante Ausführungen zum Frontispiz und zu den teilweise fast halbseitengrossen Holzschnittvignetten finden sich auf den Seiten 185-187 des vierten Bandes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prospect des Königl. Lust Schlosses und Gartens Sans soucy, bei Potsdam.

      - Kupferstich v. J.F. Schleuen aus Schleuen, Prospecte ., um 1755, 18,5 x 31 Giersberg/Schendel, Katalog Nr. 204 ( mit abweichender Legende) und Abb. Nr. 103; Drescher/Kroll, Nr. 215 und Abb. 93. ( mit ausf. Beschreibung). - Sehr dek. Blatt. Ansicht der Terrassenseite, mit Darstellung der Veränderungen gegenüber dem Erstzustand.

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        Mystica Ciudad de Dios, Milagros de su Omnipotencia y Abysmo de la Gracia: Historia Divina y Vida de la Virgen, Madre de DiosReyna , y Sñora Nuestra, Maria Santissima, Reftauradora de la culpa de Eva, y Medianera de la Gracia

      A Costa De La Viuda De Cornelio Verdussen, En Amberes 1755 - Manifestada en estos ultimos siglos por la misma Señora a su esclava Sor Maria de Jesus, Abadesa del Convento de la Immaculada Concepcion de la Villa de Agreda, de la provincia de Burgos, de la regular oservancia de Nuestro Serafico Padre S. Francisco: para nueva luz del mundo, alegria de la Iglesia catholica, y confiança de los mortales. Nueva impresion añadida de ds tablas, la una de los lugares de escritura y la otra de las cosas más nobles de esta obra. Portadas con grabados. Algunos roces en cubierta y lomo. Buen estado interior. Size: 32 x 21 Cm. 340 Pp. 20 Pp. 592 Pp. 48 Pp. 310 Pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Methode pour apprendre le dessin, ou l'on donne les Regles generales de ce grand Art, et des préceptes pour en acquerir la connoissance, & s'y perfectionner en peu de tems: enrichie de cent planches representant differentes parties du Corps Humain d'apres Raphael & les autres grands maitres, plusieurs Figures Academiques dessinees d'apres nature par M. Cochin, les proportions & les mesures des plus beaux Antiques qui ce voient en italie, et quelques etudes d'Animaux & de Paysage

      Paris, chez l'Auteur, 1755., 1755. Demi-basane verte (19 ème), plats Annonay, dos lisse, titre et filets dorés.. 21/27 cm., vij, 159 pp.,1 pl., 1 ff., 100 pl.. Sur les trois premières planches (squelettes) les os ont été annotés au crayon, la planche 23 est manquante, la planche dépliante (pp.156) est bien présente . Ouvrage en état très correct, quelques taches brunes (encre) et rousseurs sans gravité, les deux dernières planches sont rognées à la limite de la gravure.

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      - que padeceo a Corte de Lisboa no anno de 1755, ORDENADAS, E OFFERECIDAS A? MAGESTADE FIDELÍSSIMA DE ELREY D. JOSEPH I. NOSSO SENHOR. POR AMADOR PATRÍCIO DE LISBOA. M. DCC. LVIII. [1758]. S/L. [Lisboa ou Paris?] S/I. [Francisco Luís Ameno?] In fólio de 32x23 cm. Com [xxx], 355 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com nervos e ferros a ouro. Exemplar com ex-libris de A. de M. Guimarães Ferreira, apresentando rasgo antigo e recuperado na folha de rosto. Vestígios de manuseamento e vestígios de manchas de humidade marginais. Trabalho de traça no pé das páginas 290 a 330. Título de posse da época [1758] e texto com minuta de um assento de baptizado datado de 1810, manuscritos no verso do colofon. Obra publicada sob pseudónimo, impressa sobre magnífico papel de linho em que se utilizaram belos caracteres redondos, vinhetas e florões decorativos. A proximidade da data do terramoto, o facto de não apresentar local de edição nem impressão e ainda o grande tamanho do prelo utilizado, levam-nos a pensar que terá sido impresso em França, tendo-se utilizado caracteres da Academia Real da História. Este conjunto de documentos e de leis circularam, inicialmente, de forma manuscrita, devido à ausência de prelos para impressão, e incluem Avisos, Cartas, Cartas Circulares, Respostas, Portarias, Decretos, Editais, Ordens militares, Petições, Alvarás, Prestações de Contas, Assentos, Instruções, etc. O primeiro documento está datado do dia do Terramoto, 1 de Novembro de 1755, e o último de 16 de Junho de 1758. O conjunto encontra-se organizado em 2 índices: - Um índice cronológico desde o aviso que ordena fazer tirar das ruinas o corpo do Embaixador de Espanha até à Carta ao Duque Regedor remetendo-lhe o Decreto e o Plano para a reconstrução de Lisboa. - Outro índice que antecede a obra organiza todos os documentos pelas 14 Providências que se tomaram sendo as mesmas ordenadas pelo grau de urgência, logo coincidindo apenas lato senso com os documentos emanados, pelo que podemos observar a planificação da reconstrução de Lisboa que, sendo a última das prioridades, começa a ser tomada 28 dias após o Terramoto. As 14 Providencias são, por ordem de prioridade: Evitar o receio da peste; Evitar a fome; Curar os feridos; Reconduzirem-se os moradores; Evitar os roubos; Evitar que pelo mar se desse saída aos roubos; Remediar as necessidades do Algarve, de Setúbal, e dos portos da América e Índia; Mandar vir tropas para reconstruir a cidade; Alojar interinamente o povo; Restabelecer os Ofícios Divinos; Recolher as Religiosas que vagavam dispersas; Ocorrer às necessidades em que estava o povo e que se reduzem a uma classe separada; Actos do Rei para aplacar a ira divina; Darem-se os meios mais conducentes para a reedificação da cidade. FREIRE, Francisco José. MEMORIES OF THE MAIN INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE, suffered by the Lisbon Royal Court in the year 1755, ORDERED AND OFFERED TO HIS ROYAL MAGESTY KING D. JOSEPH I. OUR LORD. BY AMADOR PATRÍCIO DE LISBOA. M. DCC. LVIII. [1758]. No place [Lisbon or Paris?] No printer [Francisco Luís Ameno?] In fólio de 32 x 23 cm. With [xxx], 355 pps. Binding: contemporary full calf, with gilt compartments and tools. Presenting an ex-libris of A. de M. Guimarães Ferreira. Old recovered tare on the frontispiece. Traces of handling and slight dump stains. Wormholes on pages 290 to 330. Ownership title [1758] and text with the template of a Christening dated 1810, both handwritten in the back of the colophon. Work published under pseudonym, printed on magnificent linen paper, using round fonts, vignette and decorative fleurons. The proximity of the date of the earthquake, the absence of the place of publication or printing, and even the large size of the press used, lead us to think that it has been printed in France, using the types from the Press of the Royal Academy of History. This set of documents and laws, initially circulating in manuscript form due to lack of printing presses, contains: Notices, Lett

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        Facade der langen Seite der neuen kleinen St. Michaelis-Kirche sowie solche anitzo neu erbauet wird, und der Grundstein dazu d. 27. Aug. 1754 geleget worden. Nach richtigem Maaß geometrisch entworfen. Kupferstich nach J.H. Nicolassen durch F. N. Roffsen.

      - Schöner Kupferstich um 1755. Bildgröße: 31 x 39 cm / Blattgröße. 35,5 x 45 cm. Mit schöner Kartusche oben links mit posaunenblasenden Engeln sowie Fußzeiger. Als *Tab III* einer Serie gekennzeichnet. Das Blatt leicht fleckig, etwas fingerfleckig sowie gering braunfleckig, etwas angeknickt mit Mittelfalz, im Außenrand etwas stärker fleckig bzw. fingerfleckig sowie mit kleineren Randläsionen. Obere linke Ecke mit kleinem Eckabriß, 1 Einriß am Unterrand. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Memorie del Pio Istituto della Conforteria assunto già dai primi Fondatori della Venerabile Confraternita di S. Giovanni Battista di Modena detta l'Ospitale della Morte fino al 1372 e ristaurato nel corrente Anno 1755.

      Modena, Eredi di Bartolomeo Soliani, s.d. (1755). In 8vo (cm. 18); cartone coevo; pp. 221, (1) + una tavola in xilografia dopo p. 106, (divisa del condannato a morte). Divideremo quest'opera in quattro parti. Nella prima daremo notizia dei principi della nostra Confraternita... Nella seconda parte daremo il metodo che, anche attualmente, si pratica dalla confraternita in tutta la funzione di ricevere in consegna de' condannati, di confortarli la notte, di accompagnarli al supplizio, di distaccarne dal patibolo i cadaveri... Nella terza parte daremo i nomi dei Confratelli nuovamente aggregati... Nella quarta parte daremo gli estratti, o sia la copia per disteso dei documenti, che andremo citando nel corso di queste memorie... Con una dettagliata descrizione della funzione sino alla morte seguita del condannato (forca o mannaia) e descrizione della veste del condannato. Lievi spellature al dorso. Axs

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden. Dreyzehnter (13.) Band.

      Leipzig, Verlag Arkstee und Merkus 1755; EA; ca 25x21 cm; (24) 696 (30) Seiten mit 29 Kupfertafeln und -karten; Pergamenteinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einband leicht fleckig; sonst gutes Exemplar) Beschreibt die Reisen des Columbus, sowie seiner Nachfolger (Johann Ponce, Alfonso Ojeda, Nugnez Balboa, Ponce de Leon, Johann Diaz de Solis, Hernandez von Cordua, u.a.) nach Mittel- und Südamerika. Sowie ausführliche Beschreibung von Mexiko und der Mexikaner (Azteken) und ihre Lebensweise. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Sculptura; or, the history and art of chalcography, and engraving in copper: with an ample enumeration of the most renowned masters and their works. To which is annexed, a new manner of engraving, or mezzotinto, communicated by His Highness Prince Rupert to the author of this treatise, John Evelyn, Esq

      London Printed for J. Payne, at Pope's Head in Pater noster-row, M.DCC.LV [1755] Small 8vo; [4], xxxvi,140pp, including a life of Evelyn; four pages of corrections, additions, errata and directions to the binder, and "An account of Signor Giacomo Favi" by Samuel de Sorbière, with two copper-engraved plates (one, the frontispiece portrait of Evelyn) and a magnificent folding mezzotint. Bound in full contemporary calf, boards ruled in gilt, spine divided into six compartments by aised bands edged in gilt, red leather lettering piece gilt chipped on one corner. An excellent, unsophisticated copy, internally bright and fresh, save for offsetting to the first and final few leaves. Keynes 34. Bland, History of Book Illustration, p. 191. ESTC Citation No. T113409. Near Fine

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        Lyk-Staetsie van zyne Doorluchtigste Hoogheid den Heere Willem Carel Hendrik Friso, Prince van Orange en Nassau. &c. Gehouden den IV. Februari MDCCLII. Naeuwkeuriglyk nagetekent door P. van Cuyk, Junior. En in het Kooper gebragt door J. Punt.

      s Gravenhage, Pieter Gosse, en Nicolaes van Daalen 1755 - 40, (41 dubbele gravures) p. Origineel Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, groot Folio (De rug is vakkundig gerestaureerd met behoud van de originele rug. Mooi exemplaar van deze beschrijving van de lijkstoet van Willem IV, 1711-1751. Op 40 pagina's wordt de plechtigheid beschreven in zowel het nederlands als het frans, waarna op 41 dubbele gravures de lijkstoet wordt weergegeven. De gravures zijn getekent door Pieter Johannes van Cuyck en gegraveerd door Jan Punt. Het geheel is in goede staat en gedrukt op stevig papier met ruime marges.)

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        Traité des Animaux, Où après avoir fait des observations critiques sur le sentiment de Descartes & sur celui de M. de Buffon, on entreprend d'expliquer leurs principales facultés. On a joint à cet ouvrage un Extrait raisonné du Traité des Sensations

      1755 - VII-232pp Amsterdam & Paris, De Bure & Jombert, 1755, in-12, VII-232pp, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre brune, tranches rouges, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. Rare. Ouvrage dans lequel l'abbé Étienne de Condillac critique les théories de Descartes et montre le caractère spiritualiste de sa doctrine : pour lui, les animaux ont une âme tout comme les hommes. Condillac (1714-1780) étudia à Lyon puis à Paris : il est licencié en théologie en 1740, puis ordonné prêtre en 1741. Il fut lié à Rousseau, Diderot et avec les philosophes de l'Encyclopédie, sans collaborer directement à celle-ci. Il doit sa célébrité à son Essai sur l'origine des connaissances humaines (1746). Bel exemplaire. Coins légèrement émoussés, charnières et coupes un peu frottées. Tchemerzine II, 480. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language in Which the Words are deduced from their Originals.To Which are Prefixed a History of the Language and An English Grammar

      Published by printed by W. Strahan for J and P Knapton et al, London 1755 - First Editions, First Printings of both books. A lovely (2) volume set bound in leather with raised bands and decorative spine gilt. Both books are in great shape with the titles pages printed in black and red with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful and complete set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Introduction to the Italian Language. Containing Specimens of both Prose and Verse.

      . with a literal Translation and Grammatical Notes . for the Use of those who . attempt to learn it without a Master . London, Printed for A. Millar,1755, - in-8, pp. XI, (1), 467, (1), leg. coeva in p. pelle, tassello granata al dorso a nervi. Prima edizione dell'opera di Giuseppe Baretti (1719-1789) in cui il letterato di origine torinese propone una selezione di alcuni brani di 37 celebri autori italiani (tra cui Castiglione, Machiavelli, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Tasso, Michelangelo, Petrarca) con traduzione inglese a fronte. Il lavoro prevede anche l'inserimento di alcuni sonetti di Milton in italiano; probabilmente il Baretti li tradusse sotto il suggerimento di Johnson, suo maestro e punto di riferimento dopo il trasferimento a Londra nel 1751. Johnson viene ritenuto autore dell'Introduzione e, secondo alcuni critici, anche delle note alle pp. 48 e 198. Ottimo esempl. Courtney e Nicholl Smith 73. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung von der Erhaltung des Getraides, und besonders des Weizens. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Johann Daniel Titius (d. i. J. D. Tietz).

      Leipzig, Lankisch 1755. Mit 13 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. XXX, 220 S. Lederband d. Zt. Ebert 6467; Goldsmith 8777. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe, erschienen zwei Jahre nach der französischen Originalausgabe. Wichtige Abhandlung über die Volksernährung. \"... Die Einwohner in den Städten kennen fast kein anderes als Weizenbrodt, und die Reichen würden viel Leiden wenn sie kein feines Brodt hätten. Es gibt aber ganze Provinzen wo das Brodt nur aus Roggen, Gersten oder Buchweizen gemacht wird. Ja in den schlechten Jahren, müssen sich die Bauern von Haber, Hirsen, Erbsen, Bohnen und anderer dergleichen Hülsenfrüchte ernähren\". - Eines der Hauptwerke des französischen Botanikers und Ingenieurs Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782). Duhamel gilt als Begründer der Forstbotanik und war Spezialist für Nutzpflanzen. Die Kupfertafeln zeigen Getreidespeicher, Geräte, Maschinen, Öfen u. a. - Etwas berieben. Gutes Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Les belles grecques, ou l'histoire des plus fameuses courtisanes de la Grece

      First edition, illustrated by Figures 4 Créquy.Bound in red morocco full Capé signed late nineteenth. Back with nerves decorated with grotesque. Triple net framing on the boards. gilt edges. darker area on the lower flat. A possible restoration on the upper flat tail. Very nice copy, perfectly prepared. S.n. A Amsterdam 1755 In-8 (10x17,5cm) (8) 223pp. (3) relié

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        Serious reflections on the manifold dangers attending the use of copper vessels,

      4to., 32pp., complete with the half-title, preserved in old plain card covers. A fine copy. This is a "serious" and practical study of kitchen utensils and the risks of food poisoning. "I need not tell you, Sir," the author writes, "that copper utensils are now employed in almost every kitchen in the Kingdom; copper pots, copper stew-pans, copper sauce-pans and copper tea-kettles are all in daily use among us; to which we must add, kettles, ladles, and divers other things used in cookery, made of brass ...... these utensils, from the very nature of the metal, throw out a poisonous matter, more or less, which mixing with our food, renders it in a greater or lesser degree pernicious". (p.8). The author goes on to describe what happens when various typical food substances are placed in a copper pan (e.g. water, milk, vinegar, salt, butter, suet, and sugar). He further considers the usefulness of tinning the copper - good while it lasts but usually has a short effective life. "A very short time destroys the tinning, either wholly or in part; it may be scraped off, burnt off, melted off, or scower'd off; so that our safety herein, in great measure, depends on the virtue, care, and labour of those, who preside in the kitchen, or the scullery. The eye of a watchful mistress, a notable daughter, or a staid housekeeper, is, no doubt, a good check upon uncleanly or careless servants ....". (p.14). The author further pursues his case with examples of food poisoning. One, for example, was due to a meat cooked in a pan contaminated with "verdigrease". "A tradesman and his wife, not long since, unfortunately dined very plentifully on a fry; a dish which, it seems, they were very fond of .....". The results were disastrous. The author seems to be particularly concerned with the making of confectionery, confectioners he notes using exclusively untinned copper pans. "All the matter ...... which heated copper can throw out, and all which so active a substance as sugar can force out, is blended with our preserved fruits and sweetmeats of every kind. Of these sweetmeats children of almost every rank and age, even infants, eat in abundance; but people of quality most of all, as they scarce ever dine without a desert." (p.22). The "practice of dram-drinking", the use of copper in brewing, whether in public or private brew-houses, is equally condemned. In the final part of this essay, the author makes a number of positive recommendations. Among these he recommends the further scientific study of the subject, approves the use of plate iron (which is "light, pleasant, sweet and wholesome"), and is positive about silver. Earthen ware is particularly good - although dangerous with acids - and stone ware or china are both recommended "for the purposes of food".

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        Description du Cabinet Roial de Dresde touchant l'Histoire Naturelle.

      Engraved arms on title, an engraved headpiece depicting the Zwinger, & two engraved folding plates. 1 p.l., 101, [1] pp. Large 4to, cont. mottled & polished sheep (minor browning), spine gilt, leather lettering piece on spine. Dresden & Leipzig: G.C. Walther, 1755. First edition, and a fine large paper copy, of the "first separate catalogue of the Dresden natural history collections housed in the magnificent baroque Zwinger (built by Poeppelmann in 1711), which also accommodated the Dresden print cabinet. This catalogue is one of the fruits of Augustus the Strong's reorganisation of the old Dresden Wunderkammer into a number of specialised collections. The collection of ancient marbles was similarly catalogued in 1733, and the prehistoric and mineralogical collections in 1749; other departments of the museum followed in the nineteenth century... "Fossils and petrifactions, animal skeletons and specimens, corals and shells were all represented in profusion, but oddities and natural curiosities still abound in the form of 'Missgeburten', peculiarly shaped plants, and two pieces of gold and silver supposedly transmuted from copper and lead by Johann Friedrich Boettger, better known for his rediscovery of the art of making porcelain. The final chapter is devoted to a model of Solomon's temple, constructed over a period of twenty years from Biblical references by a Hamburg gentleman named Schott. The model had been admired by Peter the Great and exhibited in London where a pamphlet about it was issued in 1725. The folding plates give ground-plans of the Zwinger."-Grinke, From Wunderkammer to Museum, 50. Very nice copy, printed on large paper. A German language edition was also published in the same year. ❧ Murray, I, pp. 207-8. Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 1506. .

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        Drop-title: Catalogue des Livres de feu Monsieur le President de Segur.

      29, [1] pp. 8vo, later red morocco, triple gilt fillet round sides, spine finely gilt, a.e.g. [Paris: Gabriel Martin, 9 Sept. 1755 & following days]. The extremely rare sale catalogue of the library of Nicolas Alexandre Ségur (1697-1755), "the Prince des Vignes." The Marquis de Ségur "owned the two first-growths of Lafite and Latour, plus Mouton (now first-growth), the great estate of Calon-Ségur in St-Estèphe and other properties in the Médoc and Graves. Louis XV dubbed him the Prince des Vignes, after being told that the (apparently diamond) buttons of his coat were the precious stones of his vineyard, cut and polished... "While most talk of this exceptionally prosperous man concentrates on his income, it should be remembered that it was he who drew the definite boundaries between the land of Lafite and the neighbouring Mouton, thus creating two profoundly different styles of wine. He undoubtedly ran his estates with great zeal and gave their reputations the solid foundation that has never foundered."-Hugh Johnson, Vintage: The Story of Wine, p. 257. This is one of Gabriel Martin's later catalogues (he died in 1761). The library consists of 56 lots but with many titles separately listed within each lot (totaling about 600 separate items), each priced. The library was rich in literature, theater, music, and opera. The sale took place at the "hôtel" of the Marquis on the Place de Louis le Grand (now the Place Vendôme) in Paris. A very fine copy; WorldCat locates only the BnF copy. Armorial bookplate of Louis de la Forets, Comte d'Armaillé and another. .

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        The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

      London: Printed for A. Millar, 1755, 1755. First edition (initially suppressed). Cross, pages 326-327; NCBEL II, 931. Several of the signatures and leaves are a little browned; edges slightly rubbed; very good copy.. 12mo, later panelled calf by Zaehnsdorf, red and brown morocco labels, gilt decorations and lettering, a.e.g. With half-title. The last published work by Henry Fielding (1707-1754), a lively account of his journey by ship to Portugal where he soon after died and was buried. There are two versions of the text, as is well recorded by Cross and others: the first was apparently suppressed, and a heavily corrected second version was then printed and published. The first version is known as the "Francis" issue; it ends on page 245; and the second is the "Humphrys" issue; it ends on page 228. On November 1, 1755 a deadly earthquake, tsunami, and fire destroyed much of Lisbon, and there was a unexpected new demand for Fielding's posthumous work. The publisher Andrew Millar then met the demand by issuing copies using the original suppressed sheets. See Cross, volume three, pages 85-92.

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        Disputationes Chirurgicae selectae, collegit, editit, praefatus est Albertus Hallerus. Tomus Primus, Secundus.

      Lausanne: Sumptibus Marci-Michael Bousquet, 1755 - Two Volumes. 4tos. Vol. 1 Engraved frontispiece and vignette on title page. 606 pp. Illustrated with 8 engraved plates, some fold-out; Vol. 2 Engraved vignette on title page. 606 pp. Illustrated with 5 engraved plates, some fold-out. Both volumes bound in full calf with raised spinal bands, marbled endpapers and red-stained edges. Some loss at spinal extremities, hinges cracked but holding. Contents, including all engraving, bright. Overall very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History and Adventures of The Renowned Don Quixote.

      London: Printed for A. Millar [etc.], 1755., 1755. FIRST SMOLLETT EDITION. In two volumes. Quarto, pp.xxviii, 403; viii, 466 [1]. With 28 copper plate engravings by Hayman. In contemporary full brown calf with raised bands, gilt titles to red and green labels to spine, and further gilt decoration to spines and all fore-edges. Later blue marbled end-papers pasted over plain originals. All edges marbled. Black ink ownership inscription to title page of each vol. Red pencil 'H6' to flyleaf of vol. II. Joints splitting to vol. I, upper board more so. Good overall. The first edition of the English translation by Tobias Smollett, in an attractive high-quality contemporary binding.

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, Aus den Grundsprachen treulich wol verteutschet; aufs neue und mit Fleiss übersehen: Mit dienstlichen Vorreden, begreiflichen Abtheilungen der Capitel, vielen Auslegungen und Nuzanwendungen, auch genauer Anmerkung der Parallelstellen, und nothwendigen Concordanzen, Gott zu Ehren und allen heilsbegierigen Seelen zum Unterricht und Trost, versehen und herausgegeben von Johann Caspar Ulrich, Pfr. zum Frau-Münster.

      Conrad Orell, Zürich 1755 - 2 Teile in 1 Band. Zürich, Conrad Orell, 1755/1756. Fol. 12 Bl., 22 S., 292 S., 130 S., 1 Bl., 146 (recte 144) S., 1 Bl., 182 S. , 66 S. 118 S., 371 S. Mit einem gestoch. Frontispiz und 24 gestoch. Tafeln Blindgepr. Ldr.-Bd. der Zeit mit 10 Metallbeschlägen und 2 Schliessen. Die Auflage betrug 4000 Exemplare. Die Textverbesserung ist gegenüber der Ausgabe von 1665/1667 resp. 1724 geringfügig, sie beruht hauptsächlich auf der Modernisierung der Rechtschreibung. Diese Ausgabe zeichnet sich durch die typographische Gestaltung, den sauberen Druck, der wirkungsvollen Titel und Überschriften sowie das gute Papier aus. Sie fand auch ausserhalb des zürcherischen Hoheitsgebietes guten Absatz. - Lit: Die Bibelsammlung im Grossmünster zu Zürich. - Leemann-Van Elck schreibt in 'Der Buchschmuck der Zürcher Bibeln bis 1800': "Da viele Käufer den aus den Froschauer-Bibeln so beliebten Bilderschmuck vermissten, wurde diesem Umstande bei der Ulrichbibel dadurch Rechnung getragen, dass ein eigens zu diesem Zwecke gedruckter Bibelbilderzyklus durch den Buchhändler beigeheftet werden konnte. Unter dem Titel "Zu der Ehre Gottes . zu Auszierung des Heil. Bibel-Buchs in 30 schönen Kupfer-Blatten vorgestellet/ Verlegt und zu haben/ bey Johann Conrad Manz, /Buchbinder in Zürich. 1755" erschien eine Folge von Kupfern zum Alten . und Neue Testament. Ferner gibt es auch Bände der Ulrichbibel, denen als Bilderschmuck 130 foliogrosse Kupferblätter mit Darstellungen zu den beiden Testamenten von Domenichino, Jordano . beigebunden wurden (Seite 100-103)". - (Stellenweise minim gebräunt, schönes Exemplar). Sprache: Deutsch Blindgepr. Ldr.-Bd. der Zeit mit 10 Metallbeschlägen und 2 Schliessen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Johnson's Dictionary

      England, 1755. 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. . First Edition. Very Good.

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