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        A safe, easy, and expeditious method of procuring any quantity of fresh water at sea : by a Menstruum entirely innocent and inoffensive: Highly beneficial, and earnestly recommended to all Sea-Faring Persons: [ 3 Works Bound in 1 Volume ]

      London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Alexander Strahan. London. 1755. , 1755. Book measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. [ 3 works bound in 1 volume ].FIRST WORK. Fables and Dialogues of the Dead. Written in French by the late Archbishop of Cambray. Translated from the best Paris edition. [ forth edition, corrected ]. Printed by Browne. London. 1760.Collation, iv,267pp. SECOND WORK. A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem; at Easter, A.D. 1697. To which is now added, an Account of the Author's Journey to the Banks of Euphrates at Beer, and to the Country of Mesopotamia. The sixth edition. By Henry Maundrel. Dublin Edition. Printed by S. Powell. 1749. Collation, [12],162,[2],pp, 5 full page plates, 2 folding plates, 1 folding map. THIRD WORK. A safe, easy, and expeditious method of procuring any quantity of fresh water at sea : by a Menstruum entirely innocent and inoffensive: Highly beneficial, and earnestly recommended to all Sea-Faring Persons: Calculated to alleviate those Hardships and Miseries, to which a Scarcity of Fresh Water reduces them. Together with an appendix. Containing An easy Method of preserving Fresh Water entirely pure, sweet, and wholsome, during the longest Voyages, and in the warmest Climates. By Thomas Butler, M. D. Printed for the Author, and Sold by Alexander Strahan. London. 1755. Collation, [iv],43pp. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, leather title label. Calf rubbed, hinge joints cracked, cracked along spine, [ text block ]. Binding still holding firm. Internally, previous owners bookplate, early name on first title page, last title page has some staining. Pages in good condition throughout. Overall a very nice copy, last work very rare. . Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Hjelpreda i hushållningen för unga fruentimber.

      Sthlm, L. L. Grefing, 1755. 8:o. Front,(10),738,(20) s. Fint stänkdekorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett i glättad papp (Johanna Röjgård). Frontespisen lite solkig och lätt naggad. Några spridda småfläckar, t.ex. på det sista bladet. Sidorna 475-76, som är hämtade från ett annat exemplar, är lätt bruntonade och marginellt mindre till formatet.. Du Rietz Gastronomisk spegel 33. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen s. 174. Den graverade frontespisen av Pehr Geringius avbildar en interiör från ett stort herrskapskök. Första upplagan, nya upplagor av denna den mest klassiska av svenska kokböcker utkom 1759, 1762, 1765, 1770, 1773, 1780, 1781, 1790, 1795, 1800, 1809, 1814 och 1822 samt översattes till tyska första gången 1772 och estniska 1781, enligt uppgift Estlands första tryckta kokbok

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        A NEW THEORY OF THE EARTH, From its Original to the Consummation of All Things. Wherein The Creation of the World in Six Days, the Universal Deluge, And the General Conflagration, As laid down in the Holy Scriptures, Are shewn to be perfectly agreeable to Reason and Philosophy. With a large Introduction concerning the genuine Nature, Style, and Extent of the Mosaick History of the Creation.

      ... J. Whiston and B. White ... 1755. . 6th Ed., To which is added, An Appendix, containing a new Theory of the Deluge.?' [iv] + 94pp. + [ii] + 478pp. + [ii] advert. leaf. 10 plates. Light browning, flyleaf partially detached, marbled, ex.-libris T.N. Metham, contemporary double gilt rule edged calf, some discolouring and wear with sm. repair to upper board, gilt ruling with gilt lettered title label to spine with sl. loss to head and tail. ESTC. T98873. ODNB ?'... Whiston's swift conversion to Newton's natural philosophy soon bore fruit in his first publication, [the above first published] (1696). He had shown this millenarian cosmogony in manuscript to Richard Bentley (1662?-1742), Christopher Wren (1632?-1723), and Newton himself, whom Whiston claims ?'well approved of it?' (Whiston, Memoirs, 43) and to whom the book was dedicated. Whiston's New Theory applied the physics of Newton and the geology of John Woodward (d. 1728) to demonstrate that the scriptural accounts of creation, the flood, and the final conflagration were ?'perfectly agreeable to Reason and Phylosophy?' (ibid.). He also sought to correct Thomas Burnet's Cartesian and deistically tinged Sacred Theory of the Earth (1681, 1684), which Whiston had defended for his BA degree. Whiston prefaced his earth theory with an essay on the style of Genesis and, like Newton, argued for a more literal hermeneutic. He drew from Newton's work on comets, and posited that the planetary system had solidified from comets attracted by the sun's gravitation. He used a catastrophist cometography to explain the flood, suggesting that the near approach of a divinely guided comet had initiated the diurnal rotation of the earth, transformed its orbit from circular to elliptical, and caused the deluge through the condensation of vapours from the comet's tail. He also identified stratified sedimentary rock and marine fossils found in continental areas as vestiges of the flood. The New Theory proved popular and after the initial run of 1500 copies went through five further editions (1708?-55), was translated into German (1713), epitomized in French (1718), and summarized by the comte de Buffon (1707?-1788) in 1749. The latter wrote ostensibly to refute the New Theory, but was nevertheless indebted to some of Whiston's ideas, as were other earth theorists. Praised by John Locke (1632?-1704) for its novel hypotheses, the New Theory was the first full-length popularization of Newtonianism and the most direct cause of Whiston's meteoric rise ...?' US$1529

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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

      1755 - XV, (1bl), 214, (2)pp., 24pl. Paris, Didot, 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        A View of the Palace of Chantilli, taken from the Principal Entrance / Vue du Chateau de Chantilli, prise du cote de la Principale Entree

      London: Sold by J. Boydell, Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street in Cheapside, 1755. Hand-coloured engraving. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition. Framed in a beautiful gold-leaf frame with a cream washline mount. Image size: 8 1/2 x 17 inches. A magnificent view of a stunning chateau in Chantilly, France by the celebrated landscape engraver Jacques Rigaud. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English and European artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record their country's natural beauties. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, artists and printmakers began to publish topographical prints of important sights and architectural attractions. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of national treasures. These topographical prints were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. By joining this printing trend Jacques Rigaud made a name for himself in both France and England, and became one of the most successful French landscape engravers. He dedicated his artistic life to producing delicate engraving of national beauties across France. He executed a large series of works depicting France's stately homes and he worked in England, where he was commissioned to illustrate the celebrated gardens at Stowe. Rigaud's work influenced an entire generation of English and French printmakers; his delicate formal engravings established a classical format for topographical prints, which would be used until the onset of the nineteenth century. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes III, p. 337, no. 81-86 (Le Blanc mistakenly confuses Jacques Rigaud with his nephew Jean Baptiste Rigaud and attributes Jacques' work wrongly) Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 156-157.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Latin America, antique wall map - Thomas Kitchin.

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

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        A Dictionary of the English Language: in Which The Words are Deduced From Their Originals. Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples From the Best Writers, To Which Are Prefixed, A History of the Language and An English Grammar

      For J. and P. Knapton; T. and T. Longman; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; and R. and J. Dodsley, London 1755 - Folio. Two Volumes. First edition, first issue reading of D7 (Bacon's Natural History and Milton's Paradise Lost ). Complete in two volumes, no pagination. Title pages in red and black, text with the exception of the Preface is in double columns. Bound in contemporary calf, very early and expertly done rebacking to both volumes, some wear and darkening to edges, internally with only a few leaves displaying some browning and the following minor flaws. Vol. I. Tiny chip to lower corner of K7. Volume II. Repair to bottom edge of front blank, small lower marginal closed tear to F16. Upper corner creased to T21- T2 and U21, very tiny closed edge tear to upper margin P29. Previous owner's armorial bookplate. This was Johnson's most monumental work and the "most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography". Printing and the Mind of Man #201. A handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      1755 - in-12 d'1 frontispice, 390, Paris, Le Mercier, 1755, , in-12 d'1 frontispice, 390, (2) pages et 6 planches, plein veau fauve moucheté de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges (coins émoussés), Première édition de cette "chimie" des liqueurs et parfums. Par chimie, il faut comprendre l'art de mélanger des substances organiques. L'ouvrage est illustré de 6 planches d'instruments servant à la distillation, à la filtration et à l'extraction d'alcools ou d'huiles essentielles. La dernière planche "représente l'Alembic au serpentin pour la rectification de l'Esprit de Vin". Bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur frais et bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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      Boston, 1755. Folio. Contemporary calf, worn. Library stamps, ink ownership signatures, and slight chipping to titlepages, a few short repaired tears, scattered ink marginalia and notations in the text, some foxing, moderate overall toning. A good set. A vast collection of mid-18th-century laws of Massachusetts. This first work includes, as is often the case with this and earlier collected editions, the separately issued CHARTER (here bound first) and the full compilation of ACTS AND LAWS printed in 1742. Such compilations often are found with subsequent Massachusetts laws. Present here is one additional act from 1743, entitled, "An Act in Addition to and in Explanation of sundry Clauses of an Act intitled An Act to ascertain the Value of Money and of the Bills of publick Credit of this Province...." The copy of TEMPORARY ACTS AND LAWS here gathers together over 400 pages of a continuous run of Massachusetts session laws printed between 1742 and 1753, plus a few acts printed 1754-55 (almost continuously paginated, but lacking a few acts to make the run entirely complete). Together, this single volume of laws represents forty-seven separate entries in Evans, and constitutes a remarkable assemblage of early Massachusetts law. A rare source for colonial legal, political, and social history in Massachusetts.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A View of Hamoze and Plymouth Dock from Mount Edgcumbe

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

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        Compendium Seckendorfianum oder Kurzgefaßte Reformations-Geschichte aus des Herrn Veit Ludwigs von Seckendorf Historia Lutheranismi zur allgemeinen Erbauung zusammen gezogen, mit einem Anhange vom Jahr 1546. bis zum Religionsfrieden 1555

      Franckfurt, Leipzig; Hallisches Waisenhaus Buchladen, 1755. Theil I - IV plus Anhang 20 Bl., 471 S., 428 S.; 24 Bl., 556 S.; 512 S.; 212 S., Register 1-3 Band 1/2 Leder d. Zt., Band 3, 4, Register Halbldr. Theil I und II in einem Band: gut erhalten, 3. und 4. Theil: Einbände berieben, Seiten wellig, 4. Theil: unteres Kapital ca. 1cm eingerissen, Band Anhang: Ebd. stärker berieben, Einbanddecke Leder vorne ca. 2/3 abgerieben, Leder hinten etwas löchrig durch Abrieb, unteres Kapital ca. 5cm eingerissen, Vorsatzblatt liegt gelöst bei, Seiten wellig Versand D: 4,50 EUR

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        Instrumentum proportionum, oder Unterricht vom Proportional-Cirkul, durch welchen sowohl Mathematische als Mechanische, unter die Proportion gehörige Fragen, in Theoria und Praxi. aufzulösen seyn. Aufs neue übersehen.

      Ulm Bartholomäus 1755 - (21 x 17 cm). (20) 148 S. Mit 12 Kupfertafeln. Moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit. Hier das einflussreichste Werk im deutschsprachigen Raum über den Proportionalzirkel. Es erlebt 1781 die 6. Auflage. - Scheffelt (1652-1720), Feuerwerker und Privatlehrer der Mathematik in Ulm sowie ab 1717 Lector arithmetices, steht mit seiner Beschreibung des Proportionalzirkels in der Tradition von Galilei, Bernegger und Goldmann. - Die ersten Blätter stellenweise mit schwachem Wasserrand in den unteren Ecken. Rücken etwas berieben, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - Vgl. Poggendorf II,780; Zinner, Astronomische Instrumente 499 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The works of Jonathan Swift. Accurately revised, adorned with copper plates, with some account of the author's life and notes historical and explanatory (16 volume set)

      London : Printed for C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch 1755 - 16 volume set of 25. Octavo, 22 cm. Contemporary calf. Hinges cracked, volume 1 front board detached. 2 other volumes front board nearly detached. Title pages in red and black. Wear to extremities. Lacking spine labels. Armorial book plate of Francis Leighton. Later signature to feps. Pages generally clean and unmarked. Some toning/spotting, mostly to end pages. Contents: v. 1. A tale of the tub. An account of a battle between the antient and modern books in St. James' library.--v. 2. Travels into several remote nations of the world: by Lemuel Gulliver.--v. 3-4. Miscellanies in prose and verse.--v. 5. The history of John Bull.--v. 6-7. Miscellanies.--v. 8. The Examiner, no. 13-44.--v. 9-11. Miscellanies.--v. 12. Rules that concern all servants. Story of an injured lady. Letters.--v. 13-14. Miscellanies. Letters--v. 15-16. Miscellanies. Letters. Volumes 1-12 were published in 1755; v. 13-14 in 1764 by W. Bowyer; v. 15-16 in 1765 by W. Johnston. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Traité des Arbres et Arbustes qui se cultivent en France en Pleine Terre. 2 Bde.

      Paris, Chez H. L. Guérin & L. F. Delatour 1755. - 4°. 3 Bll., LXII, 368 S.; 3 Bll., 387 S. Mit 250 Holzschnitt-Tafeln, 3 (von 4) gef. gest. Tafeln und 193 Textkupfern. Lederbde. auf 5 Bünden mit reicher RVergoldung (etwas berieben, Kapitale mit kleiner Fehlstelle, Ecken etwas bestossen). Erstausgabe. - 154 der 250 Holzschnitt-Tafeln von den Stöcken von Giorgio Liberale und Wolfgang Meyerpeck gedruckt, die u.a. bereits im "New Kreüterbuch" von Mattiolius 1562 und 1563 Verwendung fanden. Die hervorragenden Textkupfer, die meist Blumen oder Früchte zeigen von N. Ozanne (1728-1811). Die Beschreibungen gehen über rein botanische Informationen hinaus und behandeln u.a. auch die Herstellung von Olivenöl, Seifen etc. - Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) Generalinspekteur der französischen Marine, wies nach, dass die Asche der Pflanzen in Meeresnähe hauptsächlich Natriumcarbonat, die Asche der Pflanzen landeinwärts hauptsächlich Kaliumcarbonat enthalten. - Es fehlt 1 Tafel. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig und mit Bleistift-Eintragungen, einige Bll. mit Wurmfrassspur, Blätter etwas beschnitten, insgesamt jedoch schönes, sauberes Exemplar des reich illustrierten botanischen Werks. - Nissen, BBI 547. Pritzel 2469. Lang fr [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte Des Possessions Angloises & Francoises Du Continent De L'Amerique Spetentionale..

      Amsterdam: R. and J. Ottens, 1755. Engraved map, full period hand-colouring. First issue of the Ottens map of the French and English possessions, published on the eve of the French and Indian War. In 1755, Ottens issued a Dutch version of Jean Palairet's important map. The map showed the French and English territorial claims on the eve of the French and Indian War, with the colouring reflecting those claims. The English possessions are shown in yellow, with much of the region between the Appalachians and the Mississippi shown in pink reflecting territory occupied by English settlers or "peuples allies de l'Angleterre." The French claims are coloured in green, encompassing much of Canada and all of a vast Louisiana. French forts are circled in red and a red boundary line extends through Acadia to Lake Ontario. A second issue of the map was published following the Treaty of Paris which ended the war. In that issue, the date has been removed from the title and the colouring keys removed from either side of the scale of miles and the hand colouring on the map reflects the new boundaries following the war. A rare and colourful map of North America published on the eve of the war. Sellers & Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 58; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 755.9; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 575.

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        Uebersetzung der Allgemeinen Welthistorie die in Engeland durch eine Geselschaft von Gelehrten ausgefertigt worden. Funfzehnter + Sechzehnter Teil. Nebst den Anmerkungen der holländischen Uebersetzung auch vielen neuen Kupfern und Karten. Genau durchgesehen und mit häufigen Anmerkungen vermeret.

      Halle, Gebauer, 1755. 714, 704 S. mit Kupfern 26 x 21 cm, Leder mit Rückenvergoldung Einband berieben, bestoßen und mit Verlust am oberen Rücken. Besitzerstempel auf erstem Titel (Lauterbach). Innen sauber und gut. enthält: Funfzehnter Theil: 34.-36.Hauptstück: Die römische Geschichte von der Erhebung des Nicephorus . bis zur völligen Zerstörung des römischen Reiches. Viertes Buch: 1.Hauptstück: Die Geschichte der Carthaginienser.bis zur Ankunft Hannibals vor Tarent - Sechzehnter Theil: Die Geschichte der Carthaginienser von des Hannibals Ankunft vor Tarent. bis zur Zerstörung von Carthago. 2.Hauptstück: Die Geschichte der Numidier. 3.Hauptstück: Die Geschichte der Mauritanier. 4.Hauptstück: Die Geschichte der Gätulier. 5.Hauptstück: Geschichte der Melanogätulier, Nigriten und Garamanten. 6.Hauptstück: Die Geschichte der Libyer. 7.-8.Hauptstück: Die Geschichte der Ethiopier. 9.Hauptstück: Geschichte der Araber bis auf den Mohammed. 10.Hauptstück: Geschichte der Reiche Nice und Trapezunt. 11.Hauptstück: alte Geschichte Spaniens. 12.Hauptstück: Der alte Zustand der Gallier bis auf ihre Besiegung durch den Julius Cäsar und von da weiter bis auf den Einbruch der Franken. -An Illustrationen sind neben 2 Titelseiten mit Vignetten und 2 Frontinspizen vorhanden: 1. Platter Grund der ehemaligen Staette des alten Carthago. 2. Karte welche die ehemaligen Staetten von Carthago, Utica, Tunes, und den alten Zustand des Carthaginensischen Meerbusens vorstellet. 3. Gestalt der Wasserleitung bey Alt-Carthago. 4. Münzen von Cossura, Münzen von Malte, Münzen von Antonio und Cleopatre. 5. Vorstellung des Weges den Hannibal genommen durch Gallien und über die Alpen bis in Italien. 6. Gantz Italien nach der alten Zeit. 7. Das alte eigentliche Africa und Numidien, ingleichen Mauretania Caesariensis, oder das Reich der Massylier und Massaesylier nach dem Dr. Shaw. 8. Mauretanien, Gaetulien, Melanogaetulien, Garamantien und Nigritien. 9. Libyen, Marmarica und Cyrenaica. 10. Die Syrtische Gegend. 11. Karte von Aethiopien und Garamantien. 12. Genau berechnete Geschlechts-Tafel der Stämme derer eigentlichen Araber welche von dem Kathan, oder Joktan abstammen. 13. Genau berechnete Geschlechts-Tafel der Stämme derer anderweit entstandenen Araber, aus den Nachkommen des Ismael, Abrahams Sohns, vermittelst einer Tochter des Modad, Iorhamiter\'s. 1. Theil. 14. Genau berechnete Geschlechts-Tafel der Stämme derer anderweit entstandenen Araber, aus den Nachkommen des Ismael, Abrahams Sohns, vermittelst einer Tochter des Modad, Iorhamiter\'s. 1. Theil 2. Theil. 15. Das alte Spanien. 16. Charte von dem Auffenthalt und Wohnstädten derer Celten, oder Gomeriers, Teutonen, Cimbren, u. Scythen, die ersten in Europa, u. die letzten in Asien. 17. Das alte Gallien und zwar das Narbonische das Lugdunische und Aquitanien. 18. Grundriß aller Theile des Stonehenge. 19. Abbildung des berühmten Tempels zu Montmorillon, so wol der oberen, als des unterirdischen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Canada et Louisiane

      Paris, 1755. Engraved map, period hand-colouring in outline. Large inset of the upper Mississippi, inset map of the lower Mississippi and the Gulf, small inset view of Niagara Falls. First state of this important map of the eastern portion of North America, published on the eve of the French and Indian War. "Covers the eastern part of North America from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Includes inset extensions of Louisiana and the present southeastern United States. Shows provinces, numerous towns and cities, forts, mines, rivers, Indian villages and tribal territory, the Great Lakes, and relief. Also includes an inset view, 'Sault du Niagara.' Color is used to identify French, Spanish, and English territorial claims. Annotated in French to show 'les pretensions des Anglois' particularly with regard to boundaries and treaties concerning Nova Scotia" (Sellers and Van Ee). The present first state was published in 1755. With the outbreak of the American Revolution engendering increasing demand for American maps, Le Rouge reworked the plate (adding the boundaries of the new States) and re-titled it Theatre de la guerre en Amérique in 1777. He then re-worked it again and published it in 1787 with the title Carte d'une partie de l'Amérique Septentrionale pour servir a l'Histoire de la dernière guerre . The present first state, however, published on the eve of the French and Indian War is scarce. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 755.23; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 33.

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        Manuscrit autographe. Copy of a letter from Wm. Plumsted Esq. to Wm. Parsons Esq. of Easton.

      1755 - 1 feuillet in-4 manuscrit (18,2 x 27,4 cm) de 33 lignes à l'encre brune sur le recto. Rare pièce autographe copiée de la main de Benjamin Franklin relative à la mission militaire qui lui fut confiée en Pennsylvanie. En 1755 s'ouvre sur le territoire nord-américain la Guerre de Sept ans - connue aussi sous l'appellation French and Indian war, où la Grande-Bretagne et ses colons s'opposèrent à la France et ses alliés Indiens. Après la défaite anglaise de Braddock du 9 juillet 1755, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) membre éminent de l'assemblée générale de Pennsylvanie fut investi de plusieurs missions dont la défense des frontières pennsylvaniennes, la construction d'une ligne de forts, l'instauration d'une section d'artillerie ; il fut en outre nommé colonel et dirigea les opérations militaires à Gnadenhutten. Il écrit à ce propos au chapitre XI de ses Mémoires : « Le gouverneur me détermina à me charger de la frontière Nord-Ouest qui était infestée par l'ennemi, et à pourvoir à la défense des habitants, en levant des troupes et en construisant une ligne de forts. J'entrepris cette opération militaire, quoique je ne m'en crusse pas très capable. Le gouverneur me donna un brevet avec de pleins pouvoirs et un paquet de brevets en blanc pour les officiers que je pouvais choisir comme bon me semblait. Je trouvai peu de difficulté à lever des hommes, j'en eus bientôt cinq cent soixante sous mon commandement ». Ses fonctions l'amenèrent à constituer un dossier militaire dont cette copie de correspondance est un précieux témoin : elle fut adressée le 31 décembre 1755 par le maire de Philadelphie William Plumsted au fondateur de la ville d'Easton (Pennsylvanie) William Parsons pour la demande de renforts : M. Wm. Parsons, Sir, The Beaver Edw.d Cranston was sent down to me by Sam.l Depui in order to get him some assistance? William Plumsted, (1708-1765) maire de Philadelphie en 1750, 1754 et 1755, directeur de la Library Company et administrateur de la Philadelphia Academy et le major William Parsons (1701-1757) membre du club Junto, Surveyor General et membre de l'Assemblée de Pennsylvanie furent deux éminents correspondants de Benjamin Franklin lors de la guerre (on compte parmi les archives de Franklin quatre missives envoyées à Parsons et une réponse de ce dernier pour le seul mois de décembre 1755). Le caractère autographe de l'écriture de Benjamin Franklin est certifié dans un encart en bas de page daté et signé Philadelphia, May 25, 1853, Henry Reed : From my acquaintance and doctor Franklin's handwritten's and from several collateral proofs I have no doubt that the above copy of a letter was written by him. Professeur à l'Université de Pennsylvanie (créée par Benjamin Franklin en 1740), Henry Reed (1808-1854) enseigna la littérature anglaise, la philosophie et la rhétorique sur lesquelles il laissa un grand nombre d'études. Au verso est inscrit à l'encre du temps Copy of a letter to Wm. Parsons from Wm. Plumsted Esq. Dec. 31. 1755 n°43, suivi en regard, d'une autre main : Franklin from his own papers (signature illisible). ? Sur la correspondance Franklin, Plumsted, Parsons, cf. The Papers of Benjamin Franklin sponsored by The American Philosophical Society and Yale University . ? Sur Henry Reed : American Literary Critics and Scholars, 1800-1850, Dictionary of Literary Biography (1987 vol. 59). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE HISTORY OF PETER THE GREAT, EMPEROR OF RUSSIA. To which is prefixed, A short general history of the country, from the rise of that monarchy: and an account of the author's life.

      Aberdeen, F. Douglass and W. Murray; London, sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, 1755.In two volumes, FIRST EDITION 1755, 8vo, approximately 200 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, Volume I: engraved portrait frontispiece of the emperor, another of the author, a folding map of Russia engraved by J Phinn, pages: xl, 311, prelims include subscribers' list; Volume II: engraved portrait frontispiece of Prince Menzikoff, pages: viii, 352, (24) - index and 2 page advert, bound in full speckled calf, double gilt ruled border to covers, skilfully rebacked to style, raised bands, gilt rules, previous gilt lettered red morocco labels, original endpapers retained. Small repairs to board corners, front inner paper hinge neatly repaired in Volume I , 2 neat names on front endpapers, 1 dated 1952, another on title pages plus a couple of almost erased words, fore - edge of folding map has a very small closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting images, ink smudge to 2 facing lower margins just affecting 5 letters, all still legible, very occasional slight browning to margins. A very good set. Major General Alexander Gordon (1669 - 1752) spent some years in the service of the Csar. His life and exploits are recounted in 18 pages at the start of the book. As well as the history of Peter the Great, the author gives sketches of the previous history, information about the country, its people, customs and governance. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Reports of cases argued and determined in the High Court of Chancery, during the time of the late Lord Chancellor King.

      First edition, with a list of subscribers headed by the Right Honorable Robert, Lord Baron Newport, Lord Chancellor of Ireland; as with most Reports, the reading illuminates human as well as legal history.Provenance: Title-page and several others stamped by the Birmingham Law Society; title-page with inked ownership inscription of Hamilton Stuart, dated 1755. Evidence of readership: Several instances of corrections and marginalia in Stuart's hand, including two substantive annotations; occasional underlining.

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        The works of Jonathan Swift. Accurately revised, adorned with copper plates, with some account of the author's life and notes historical and explanatory (16 volume set)

      London : Printed for C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch, 1755-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 16 volume set of 25. Octavo, 22 cm. Contemporary calf. Hinges cracked, volume 1 front board detached. 2 other volumes front board nearly detached. Title pages in red and black. Wear to extremities. Lacking spine labels. Armorial book plate of Francis Leighton. Later signature to feps. Pages generally clean and unmarked. Some toning/spotting, mostly to end pages. Contents: v. 1. A tale of the tub. An account of a battle between the antient and modern books in St. James' library.--v. 2. Travels into several remote nations of the world: by Lemuel Gulliver.--v. 3-4. Miscellanies in prose and verse.--v. 5. The history of John Bull.--v. 6-7. Miscellanies.--v. 8. The Examiner, no. 13-44.--v. 9-11. Miscellanies.--v. 12. Rules that concern all servants. Story of an injured lady. Letters.--v. 13-14. Miscellanies. Letters--v. 15-16. Miscellanies. Letters. Volumes 1-12 were published in 1755; v. 13-14 in 1764 by W. Bowyer; v. 15-16 in 1765 by W. Johnston.

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        L'Isthme de l'Acadie, Baye du Beaubassin, en Anglois Shegnekto. Environs du Fort Beausejour

      Paris: Chez le Rouge, rue des Augustins, 1755. Copper-etched map, in excellent condition except for old folds. An important and very rare map that depicts the first battle of the French and Indian War in Canada The Chignecto isthmus was the location of a dividing line between the British region of Nova Scotia and the French territory. The French built Fort Beausejour on the Aulac Ridge early in 1750. The British in response constructed Fort Lawrence (called here Ft. St. Laurent) on the ridge immediately to the east across the tidal Missaquash River. This was generally accepted as the boundary between the territories, although France and England never agreed upon an official boundary. With the construction of Fort Gaspereau at Baye Verte on the shores of the Northumberland Strait, France gained effective control of travel on the Acadian isthmus. The population of the isthmus was still largely Acadian, though the English were actively trying to colonize. The Earl of Halifax had established the port town of Halifax with this in mind in 1749. The map thus establishes the context of the brief battle described below. Tensions deriving from King George's War (1745-48) had never been resolved in the region and both sides were actively trying to undermine the other. The British forces described in the account below consisted of two New England volunteer battalions and one regular British detachment. William Shirley, Governor of Massachusetts, seems to have been one of the primary provocateurs in the confrontation. "The Battle of Fort Beauséjour marked the opening of a British offensive in the French and Indian War (the North American theater of the Seven Years' War). Beginning June 3, 1755, a British army under Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Monckton staged out of nearby Fort Lawrence, besieged the small French garrison at Fort Beauséjour with the goal of opening the Isthmus of Chignecto to British control. After two weeks of siege, Louis Du Pont Duchambon de Vergor, the fort's commander, capitulated on June 16. In June 1755, Lieutenant-Colonel Monckton, commanding a fleet of 31 transports and three Royal Navy warships carrying 270 British regular troops (from the 43rd Regiment of Foot) and 2,000 New England militia, entered Cumberland Basin. The ships dropped anchor at the mouth of the Missaguash River and the British forces were able to land unopposed. Using the nearby British outpost of Fort Lawrence (about three kilometers (2 miles) to the east) as a staging area, Monckton then proceeded to the top of Aulac Ridge. The British offensive began on June 3, with Monckton carefully and methodically advancing on the French fortification from the north. When his forces were close enough on June 13, Monckton began a bombardment with 13 inch mortars. Although the commander of the fort, the Marquis Louis Du Pont Duchambon de Vergor, defied the British for two weeks, there was little the French could realistically do against the numerically superior British forces. On June 16, British mortar fire breached the walls of the fortification and badly mauled the French garrison. De Vergor had little choice but to surrender. The next day, the French abandoned nearby Fort Gaspareaux, severing communications between Acadia and ÃŽle Royale (Cape Breton Island), and leaving the British forces in control of the frontier between Nova Scotia and Acadia." (Wikipedia). The aftermath of the relatively minor siege and battle was enormous. Under the pretext of requiring unconditional allegiance to George II, the New England militia forcibly removed 14,000 Acadians from Acadia, about 75% of the French speaking population. This, known as the Great Expulsion, was perhaps the first instance in modern history of an ethnic removal. Jefferys published a version of this map, also in 1755, Shegnecto Bay. A large and particular Plan of Shegnecto Bay .... and the circumjacent country; with the forts and settlements of the French, till dispossessed by the English in June 1755 : Drawn on the spot by an officer, the map dated August . (Phillips p.233). It is not clear which map came first. The LeRouge map is clearly the French version, with French names given priority. Both maps were issued soon after the results of the battle were known. Very few examples of the map have been found. One is in the Bibliotheque et Archives Canada. And an example is listed in an 1889 map catalogue: Le bibliophile americain with the comment: "Très jolie carte gravée à l'eau forte." Catalogue of New-York State Library: 1856. Maps, Manuscripts, Engravings, Coins, &c. (Albany: 1857). p.78; Anderson, The Crucible of War p. 112-114; Chris M. Hand The Siege of Fort Beausejour 1755 (Fredericton: 2004). Not in Phillips, Sellers & Van Ee, or Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada.

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        S. Joachim - \"Factus sum oppro.brium illis. Ps. I.08\".

      o.O., -, 1755. Orig. Gouache-Aquarellzeichnung. ca. 11,5 x 7,6 cm [Blatt]. Goldgehöhtes Pergamentbildchen des 18. Jahrhunderts in altmeisterlicher Manier. Rückseite datiert 14. May 1755 sowie kl. hds. Text. - Randbereich alt beschnitten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Andachtsbilder; Heiligenbildchen; Religiöse Graphik

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        Theatrum botanicum: The theater of plantes. Or, an herball of a large extent ...

      London: Thomas Cotes Folio (35.3 cm, 13.9"). Add. engr. t.-p., [18], 1755 (i.e., 1745), [3] pp.; illus.. 1640 First edition: Over 3,000 species and their virtues described for the use of apothecaries and herbalists. Parkinson (1567?-1650), who served officially as Royal Botanist to Charles I and unofficially as gardening mentor to his queen, Henrietta Maria, was also one of the founders of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries — to which the allegorical frontispiece here may refer with the rhinoceros in its upper portion. The author of Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris, Parkinson was much acclaimed by his contemporaries and by later botanists; Henrey cites Sir James Edward Smith's assessment that "this work [the Theatrum botanicum] and the herbal of Gerarde were the two main pillars of botany in England till the time of Ray." Gerard and Parkinson indeed competed in publication, with the printing of the present work having been delayed several years so as to avoid marketplace clash with Johnson's edition of Gerard's herbal. In the present work, Parkinson divided the plants by classes such as "Sweete smelling Plants," "Purging Plants," saxifrages, wound herbs, cooling herbs, "Strange and Outlandish Plants," etc. Most of the entries are illustrated with in-text woodcuts, interspersed with pages wholly occupied by four images. Among the Americana content here are descriptions of Virginia bluebells, Peruvian mechacan, potatoes, and an assortment of "Ginny peppers" (with dire warnings regarding their fiery hotness); also present are => 28 previously unrecorded British species, including the strawberry tree and the lady's slipper orchid. The index and tables are organized by Latin name, English name, and medicinal property. Provenance: Front pastedown with John Ruskin's Brantwood ex-libris, and with bookplate of American zoologist Charles Atwood Kofoid; additional engraved title-page with inked inscription "Ex bibliotheca Mathiae Lynen, Londini," dated 1641. A cheque drawn on Prescott Dinsdale Cave Tugwell & Co. by Joanna Ruskin Severn on Ruskin's behalf is tipped in. Contemporary speckled calf framed in blind double fillets, spine with gilt-stamped red leather title-label; much worn with front joint open, hinges (inside) reinforced with linen tape, old refurbishments including shellacking. Front pastedown and engraved title-page reinforced, the latter by attachments to endpaper and title-page; preface leaf partly separated; first and last leaves generally tattered and a few others with marginal paper flaws, one affecting a few letters and a small portion of one image. Occasional marginal tears, one just touching text; three small ink spots to one leaf, touching two images, else scattered spots only; one spread with ink blot (possibly printer's) obscuring portions of five words. Some corners bumped, and index leaves creased with three partly split along creases; final table leaf and errata leaf with old repairs costing a few words. Some pagination erratic and pp. 845?-48 laid in, supplied from a smaller-margined copy; front free endpaper with pencilled annotations regarding this copy. A worn and pored-over yet respectable copy of this important 17th-century herbal, with => nice English and American provenance suggesting who did some of the poring.

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

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

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        A View of New Palace Yard Westminster: Veüe de New Palace Yard a Westminster

      London: Published by John Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street in Cheapside, 1755. Engraving with original colour. Very good condition. A wonderful "vue d'optique" of Westminster London with stunning early colour. During the eighteenth century "vues d'optique" or "perspective views" became extremely popular in England and Europe. Like other optical prints they capitalized on a connoisseur market eager for the latest novelty. English publishers such as John Bowles and Robert Sayer had great success with these optical views, which quickly developed into a collecting craze that swept through print shops on both sides of the Channel. "Vues d'optiques" were specifically designed to create the illusion of perspective when viewed with a zograscope or perspective glass. These viewing devices used a series of reflecting mirrors to enhance the illusion of depth in the print, creating a veritable "view" for the onlooker. Typically these prints depicted city or landscape views, and were horizontal in format. They had roughly the same dimensions and were sold with heavy opaque colouring, so as to show the tints when viewed through the lens. In their heyday, optical prints were a technical revolution; they could be seen in almost every fashionable drawing room, and were enjoyed by the poorer classes in print shops or at traveling fairs. For a small fee the citizens of Europe and England could travel the world without leaving their village. The "vue d'optique" was the first medium to bring the visible appearance of the wider world to a large European public. Ironically the artists and engravers who created these prints rarely had first hand knowledge of the scenes depicted, hence the views were often not as accurate as they were advertised to be. As a result of their constant handling optical prints such as these are rare, especially in good condition. They are not only beautiful images but also a fascinating glimpse into the history of printmaking. John Boydell was one of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver and an industrious publisher, but also a print seller who came to dominate the English print trade. He is best known as the originator of the Shakespeare Gallery , which made him one of the most successful print-sellers of his time. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 , 140-14.

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        Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada

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

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        Le Mouton Favori

      Paris: chez l'Auteur, rue S. Jacques, au dessus des Jacobins, 1755. Engraving. Printed on laid paper with watermark. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed on the bottom margin below the publication line. Small tear on right margin. Trimmed just outside platemark on top edge. Image size: 17 3/16 x 14 1/16 inches. A charming Rococo print by the Parisian engraver Robert Gaillard, after the celebrated genre painter Charles Eisen. Charles Eisen (1720-1778) was renowned for his charming genre paintings, which were immensely popular with an art market eager for romantic images. Eisen's charm and grace, as well as his considerable talent, brought him to the attention of the King's mistress, Madame du Pompadour. Through her influence Eisen soon became a popular Court painter and a professor at the Acadèmie de Saint-Luc. Eisen was granted the honor of instructing Madame Pompadour in drawing, a privilege, which insured court favours as well as aristocratic patronage. Like Boucher, Eisen rejuvenated the 'pastoral tradition' in French art. His idealic images are wonderful examples of the decorative paintings and prints that would have adorned the walls of aristocratic homes across France. Here, Eisen depicts a young couple seated in a woodland setting, clearly enthralled with one another The man, who is obviously a shepherd, places a rose into his lover's hair while she threads a ribbon around the neck of the favored lamb. A goat wither her kids resting on her on one side, a devoted dog on the other, add to the general atmosphere of affection. All of nature seems to yearn for the happiness and union of the young couple, and so, like many Rococo pastoral scenes, it is symbolic rather than literal, an emblem of the transformative power of love. The common view that scenes like these are saccharine and sentimental completely misses the point. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes , p. 261, No. 47.

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        The Church of St. Mary Great at Rome With additional Buildings on each side. Also y Antique Column brought from y Temple of Peace, by Pope Paul V. Orig. Kupferstich, altkoloriert, (orig.engraving, old colored) von Bowles nach Piranesi, c. 1755.

       Bild (size) 26 x 42 cm. Seltene Ansicht des Stechers u. Verlegers John Bowles nach der Zeichnung v. Giov.Bapt. Piranesi. An den Rändern etwas fleckig, das Bild aber sauber. Titel englisch u. französisch. Auf Wunsch mit Passepartout. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Roma Rome Rom Santa Maria Maggiore Kupferstich Piranesi Bowles

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        Zodiaco mariano en que el sol de justicia Christo con la salud en las alas vista como signos, y casas proprias para beneficio de los hombres los templos, y lugares dedicados à los cultos de su SS. Madre por medio de las mas celebres, y milagrosas imagenes de la misma Señora, que se veneran en esta America Septentrional, y reynos de la Nueva España.

      Mexico: En la Nueva Imprenta del Real, y Mas Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso 4to (20 cm; 8"). [24], 328 pp., illus.. 1755 Noted Jesuit author Francisco de Florencia (1619?-95) has the distinction of being one of the earliest known Florida-born authors. His writings are numerous and his best focus on Mariology. The work at hand is the first published survey of shrines in Mexico relating to Mary and her Apparitions. The manuscript remained unpublished at Florencia's death and it fell to fellow Jesuit and Mariologist Juan Antonio de Oviedo to update, edit, and publish it for the first time in 1755. Provenance: 18th-century signature on title-page of "Zelana," and early 19th-century one of "Dr. Osorio" on same page. Late 19th- or early 20th-century booklabel of a Mexican bookstore (obliterated); remnants of an early 20th-century American label stating the book had been disinfected before importation. This copy has added to it a full-page engraving of the Virgin of Guadalupe, dated 1763, from the burin of early Mexican engraver => Jose Benito Ortuno. It has been pasted to the obverse of the title-page. 19th-century quarter leather Mexican binding with blue and black mottled paper sides, heavily rubbed on the paper areas; spine leather dry and missing a small piece at base of spine with front joint slightly rubbed. Title-page sometime removed, image of the Virgin pasted to back as above, and the whole tipped back in with attachment to next leaf. Occasional spotting or staining in some margins; worming in inner margins at middle of the text block, not costing any letters. => A good copy with a very pleasing graphic addition.

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        1755 Canada Great Lakes USA Louisiana 4 sheet wall map chart Anville America

      Buch, 1755. (MN 33024) \"Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises\" \"par le Sr. d\'Anville\"  4 sheets (not joined) very rare large original engraved wall map by Anville from 1755 with a great amount of detail along the coast and rivers 2 sheets (not joined yet) size of each image: circa 48 x 58 cm  (circa 18.89 x 22.83 inches) some spotting, left upper map some creasing along middlefold otherwise good condition Original! - No Copy! - No Reprint! Prepayment. - The Buyer pays for shipping. Insured and registered shipping worldwide. We combine shipping - if possible Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        PARTIE ORIENTALE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE OU DU CANADA’. Map of East Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the US State of Maine. Published by Homann Heirs after

      Nicolas Bellin 1755 - 43x54cm. Original outline colour. Excellent condition.

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

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

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        3e Mappe-Monde

      London: Nourse, Vaillant, Millar, Rocque & Sayer, 1755. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, repaired area in blank space in lower left of image, lower centerfold strengthened, otherwise in very good condition. A highly decorative map, depicting the World shortly before the great era of Pacific voyages This fascinating and attractive map showcases the world in twin hemispheres. While the general outlines of most regions are familiar to the modern observer, one will notice that vast realms of the Pacific still remained a mystery to the European consciousness. This is especially evident with reference to eastern Australia, which is shown to be connected to New Guinea and the "Terre du S. Esprit" by the "Côtes conjecturées." New Zealand is only partially delineated, having not been visited since Abel Tasman's landing in 1642. The Pacific coast of North America remains a complete enigma north of "Nle. Albion" (California). The Pacific Ocean is traversed with the normal routes of the Spanish galleons that ran between Acapulco and Manila. The map also features the track of Admiral Anson's epic circumnavigation of the world in 1740. The tropics in the Western Hemisphere are divided in the climatic zones, while the northern temperate regions are similarly divided in the Eastern Hemisphere. The map is gracefully adorned with a magnificent title cartouche of a rococo style that rests between the twin hemispheres. Jean Palairet was born in Montauban, France, but emigrated to England where he became a French tutor to the children of George II. He later wrote several informative books on arithmetic, language, arts and sciences, and geography. The present map is from the second edition of Palairet's greatest work, the Atlas méthodique , a magnificent cartographical demonstration, in which landmasses are shown in various stages of political definition. Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress , 3503, map 3.

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      London Printed, Boston, New-England, Re-printed and Sold by, 1755. Small octavo. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, gilt leather label. A bit of light foxing. Contemporary ownership signature on titlepage. Very good. First published in London the same year, this is the very scarce first American edition. A second Boston edition (identified as such on the titlepage) was also issued in 1755, due to the great demand for the work. Huske reviews the history of North American settlement from an English point of view, then describes French aggressions in Nova Scotia, in Maine, penetration into upper New York and the Ohio country and throughout the South. Huske urges immediate war to remedy the situation. "This book was, at the time of its appearance, both inflammatory and influential. It set forth British aims in North America, making a clear, vigorous, and concise attack on the French pretension..." - Lande. Often attributed to John Huske, the North American Imprints Project, DNB, and British Museum CATALOGUE list the author as Ellis Huske (John Huske's younger brother). Ellis Huske was postmaster in Boston in 1734, preceded Benjamin Franklin as deputy postmaster general of the colonies, and was the publisher of the BOSTON WEEKLY POSTBOY for some twenty years. He died in 1755.

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

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

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        Analyse raisonnee de Bayle, ou abrege methodique de ses ouvrages, particulierement de son Dictionnaire historique et critique: dont les remarques ont ete fondues dans le texte, pour former un corps instructif & agreable de lectures suivies (8 volume set)

      Londre[s] [but Paris]: [publisher not identified] 1755 - 8 volume set. Volume I-IV, 1755; Volume V-VIII; 1773. Bound in full armorial calf. Gold seal of Louis Marie August, 4th Duke d?Aumont stamped to the front and back covers. Gilt spine. Solid bindings, with chipping to spine. Joints cracking to a few volumes. All edges gilt. Marbled end pages. Scattered and sparse foxing, internally good. Worming hole to bottom margin of Vol. VI. Early signature of Chevalier D?Espagnac on title pages. An important book in the history of freedom of thought. Analyse de Bayle was a controversial work, censored in France during its time. Marsy, a former Jesuit, compiled Bayle's writings that were unfavorable to religion. "Pierre Bayle made a case for the possibility of a society of atheists in the late seventeenth century. Not surprisingly, Bayle's work became increasingly popular in France after 1750, aided by Marsy's popular summary of his ideas in Analyse raisonnee de Bayle, which was predictably condemned by the Paris Parlement in 1756. By the time Rousseau entered the fray of this debate Bayle's reasoning, 'which ran wholly counter to all arguments on behalf of a social religion, [had] entered the mainstream of enlightened speculation and caused some debate.' (Graeme Garrard. Rousseau's Counter-Enlightenment: A Republican Critique of the Philosophes" SUNY, 2003. p. 70). Much of the edition was burned, and the author was sent to the Bastille. The remaining four volumes (slightly different in style of binding because of the elapsed time) were compiled by Jean-Baptiste-Rene Robinet and did not appear until 1770 in Holland. (J.P. Belin, Le Mouvement philosophique de 1748 a 1789. 1913, pp. 71-73) Also, John Mackinnon Robertson. "A Short History of Freethought Ancient and Modern, Volume 2," Putnam, 1906. p. 225. br> Pierre Bayle was a Huguenot scholar who fled from French religious intolerance to Geneva and Holland. Bayle's influential encyclopedia was a best-selling philosophical work of the 18th century. The Dictionnaire's influence can be seen on Diderot, Locke, Leibniz, Kant, Hume, Berkeley, among others. Although an avowed Christian by faith rather than by reason, Bayle's fideist approach to the question of God created the logical framework for an atheist worldview. Bayle pointed out contradictions between theological tenets and the supposedly self-evident dictates of reason, though at the same time sought to promote religious tolerance, and argued strongly against inflexible and authoritarian application of religious articles of faith. (Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy remarks that Bayle's most significant impact is on the impulse towards modern atheism.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire géographique de la Nouvelle Ecosse, contenant le détail de sa situation, de son étendue et de ses limites; ainsi que les différens démêlés entre l'Angleterre et la France, au sujet de la possession de cette Province

      S. e., Londres 1755 - In-12. (2), VIII, 164 pages. Plein veau, dos à nerfs orné. Usure aux mors et aux coins, perte de cuir à la coiffe inférieure. Ex-libris gravé de G. Ducharme. Deuxième édition française. [TPL 211, voir Lande 445 pour la première édition]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Code de la nature, ou le véritable esprit de ses loix, de tout tems négligé ou méconnu.

      chez le vrai sage, Par-tout 1755 - 12° (16,5 x 10 cm), 236 pp., 2 ff. (table des matières), titre imprimé en rouge et noir avec une vignette gravée signée Rack, gardes en papier peigné, basane brune marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné d'un décor floral, plats encadrés d'un filet à froid, tranche rouge (reliure de l'époque). BARB, DA, I, 2415. QUER, FL, VI, 310. KRESS 5457. GOLDSMITHS' 9074. Utopie. Précoce monument de la pensée socialiste voire communiste. On ne connaît pas grand chose de la vie de Morelly (vers 1717 - 1782 ?), ce "philosophe oublié des Lumières" a été au XVIIIe siècle même confondu avec Diderot. Morelly voit dans la propriété privée la racine du malheur des hommes. La coiffe supérieure arrachée et manque au dos (1 cm), l'intérieur est en bon état. (GD 39). Français 1755 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Caroli Linnaei Flora Svecica.

      Stockholmiae, sumt & literis Laurentii Salvii 1755 - . exhibens plantas per Regnum Sveciae crescentes, systematice cum differentiis specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, usu Oeconomorum , Officinalibus Pharmacopaeorum. -- Editio Secunda Aucta et Emendata -- (IV) Seiten Titel und Widmung + XXXII Seiten (Vorwort, Literatur "Opera Botanica Svecorum" und Chloris Svecica) + 464 Seiten + 1 ausfaltbare Kupfertafel (nach Seite 218 eingebunden; zeigt Linnaea borealis) + (30) Seiten Indizes. Ca. 20,5 cm x ca. 13 cm. Schlichter Pappeinband mit handschirftlichem Rückentitel. In Lateinisch. - Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature 4.731 - Hier die zweite Ausgabe. Im Jahr 1745 waren sowohl die Erstausgabe in Stockholm, als auch eine bis auf das Titelblatt identische Ausgabe in Leiden erschienen. Diese seltenere Leidener Ausgabe können wir zurzeit ebenfalls anbieten. - Enthält auch etliche Fundortangaben. Der Einband berieben, bestoßen und fleckig. Keine Einträge. Vorsätze und Schnitt gebräunt, die Seiten des Buchblocks nur sehr wenig gebräunt, nahezu nicht fleckig. Bindung gut und fest. Zustand II (- III) (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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, und einen vollständigen Begriff von der neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichste und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America, in Ansehung ihrer verschiedenen Reiche und Länder...Mit nöthigen Landkarten nach den neuesten und richtigsten astronomischen Wahrnehmungen und mancherley Abbildungen der Städte, Küsten, Aussichten, Thiere, Gewächse, Kleidungen, und anderer dergleichen Merkwürdigkeiten, versehen. Dreizehnter Band .

      Leipzig : Arkstee und Merkus 1755. Gr.-8°. XXI, 2 Bl. , 696 S, 15 Bl.Mit 27 ( von 28 )Kupferkarten und Kupfertafeln. Ganzpergamentband d.Z. mit dreiseitigem Rotschnitt und goldgepr. Rückenschild . Band 13 der deutschen Ausgabe dieses berühmten Sammelwerkes, beruhend auf der englischen \"New general collection of voyages and travels\" (4 Bände, 1745-1747) und der französischen \"Historie generale des voyages\" (20 Bände, 1746-1791), \"ergänzt aber die von den englischen und französischen Herausgebern Astley und Prevost ausgewählten Werke und übersetzt getreuer als die französische Ausgabe.\" ( zitiert nach : Wolfgang Griep, Susanne Luber (Hrsg.): Reiseliteratur und Geographica in der Eutiner Landesbibliothek. Heide, Westholsteinische Verlagsanstalt Boyens & Co.1990 , S. 17. ) . Inhalt u.a.: Erste Reisen , Entdeckungen und Niederlassungen der Europäer in America. Die Kupferkarten u.a. vom Golf von Mexiko, der Insel Haiti und San Domingo , der Provinzen Caracas, Comane , Paria, Cartaghena, St. Martha , Venezuela und Mexiko, die Kupfertafeln u.a. mit Abbildungen der \' ersten Indianer , die dem Christoph Columbus vorkommen \' , einem Grundriss des Hafens von Acapulco, Früchten und Pflanzen ( u.a. Vanille, Passionsfrucht), Tempelanlagen in Mexiko und dem \' chronologischen Rad der Mexicaner\'. Es fehlt die Seite 279/80 , sowie die Kupfertafel 10 ( Marina und andere Frauenspersonen , die dem Cortes gegeben worden ) . Einband minimal fleckig, ansonsten gutes und dekroatives Exemplar , die Kupfer in schönen und kräftigen Abdrucken. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Alte Reiseberichte, Geographie, Reisebeschreibungen, Mexiko, Karibik Mittelamerika, Südamerika

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        Die vornehmsten Europäischen Reisen, wie solche durch Deutschland, Holl- u. England, Frankreich, Schweden, Italien, Dännemark und vermittelst der dazu verfertigten Reise-Charten, nach den bequemsten Post-Wegen anzustelen, und was auf solchen Curieuses zu bemerken, wobey die Neben-Wege, Unkosten, Münzen und Logis mit angewiesen werden [...].

       Hamburg, Chr. Herold 1755. Die XI. verb. Ausfertigung kl.-8°. 29 Bll., 527 S. Mit gest. Frontisp. u. 4 mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertaf. Pgmt. d. Zt.VD18 1158971X - Beigeb.: Acht und funfzig accurate Post- und Boten-Charten der vornehmsten Residenz- und Handels-Städte in Europa. Ebda. 1755. 5 Bll., 594 S., 12 Bll. (Register). Mit gest. Frontisp. - Die Karten von Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien, Dänemark/Schweden. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Geographie

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