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        A Dictionary of the English Language:

      London: by W. Strahan, for J. and P. Knapton; T. and T. Longman; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; and R. and J. Dodsley,, 1755. in which The Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. 2 volumes, folio (400 × 254 mm). Contemporary spotted full calf, spines elaborately gilt-tooled in compartments with raised bands and tan title labels, red speckled edges. Title page in red and black. Armorial bookplates of W. T. Salvin Esq, of Croxdale Hall, to both copies. Restoration to joints and hinges, some rubbing, small scratches and dents to spine and sides, residual red wax seals to both pastedowns, partial offset tanning from turn-ins, light spotting to some endleaves, leaves lightly cockled throughout but on the whole internally rather fresh, and generally a handsome copy in very good condition. First edition of this most famous of English dictionaries, in an extremely handsome contemporary binding. The creation of the dictionary was Johnson's greatest literary labour. Helped by a succession of needy amanuenses who worked in the surprisingly spacious garret of his house in Gough Square, he experienced the death of his mother and underwent agonies of procrastination before finally completing the task in his 46th year. Boswell called it a work of "superior excellence" and "much greater mental labour, than mere Lexicons, or Word Books as the Dutch call them" (Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript. Vol I: 1709?-1765, ed. Marshall Waingrow, Edinburgh, 1994, p. 213). As his use of 114,000 illustrative quotations shows, Johnson clearly intended to combine lexicography with entertainment and instruction; this was the only work he called "my Book" (Letters I: 71). Since it was now owned by the booksellers who had paid him £1,575 in advance, publication by no means saved him from poverty. Yet it was always to be called "Johnson's Dictionary" ?- and was as much his greatest monument as St. Paul's was Christopher Wren's. The national pride taken in the dictionary was expressed by the poet Christopher Smart when he wrote in the Universel Visitor: "I look upon [it] with equal amazement, as I do upon St. Paul's Cathedral; each the work of one man, each the work of an Englishman" (quoted by Henry Hitchings, Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, London, 2005, pp. 199?-200).

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        De monetis Italiae Medii

      Ferrara, Pomatelli, 1755. - aevi hactenus non evulgatis quae in suo musaeo servantur una cum earundem iconibus postrema dissertatio. Mit vielen Münzabbildungen, VIII, 116 Seiten, schlichter Originalpappband, 28,5 x 20 cm, Einband leicht angestaubt, sonst gut erhalten, auf starkem Papier gedruckt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TheMemorials of the English and French Commissaries Concerning the Limitsof Nova Scotia or Acadia. The Memorials of the English and FrenchCommissaries Concerning St. Lucia

      London. n.p. [Privately Printed].1755.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to. 25.8cm, in 2 volumes, 771 & 520pp., large folding map byJefferys (48.8x 65cm), hand coloured in outline text in English & French,in half treed calf?, gilt ruled raised bands, blind decorations in thepanels, double crushed crimson morocco labels, gilt titles, marbledboards, some slight foxing on the map, a fine set, only 3 auctionsrecords since 1962 , this work was privately printed and copies arerare.(cgc) The authors were de Silhouette, de la GalissonniŠre, andparticularly l'abb‚ de la Ville, a former Jesuit. The Englishcommissioners were William Shirley and William Mildmay. T.P.L. 236. Lande146. Sabin 47742. Waldon p364-365. "The sheets throughout are imprintedvol. I at foot, but the work is in fact complete". Gagnon I-2334. Waldonp364-5. Echeverria. 755-12. Howes M-508. Not in Streeter, Eberstadt.(Siebert, vol.1. #166, 9,000.00us, 1999). - Published by Commissionersfor Adjusting The Boundaries of the British and French Possessions inNorth America. The Memorials examines the history and geography ofeastern Canada and Maine, called Acadia, in order to determine itsboundaries. After the land was ceded to Great Britain by France in 1713,Britain claimed the borders included most of present-day Maine, while theFrench declared the southernmost point of Acadia was the peninsula ofpresent-day Nova Scotia. This 150 year-old dispute was not settled untilthe British defeated the French during the French and Indian War.Finally, Britain was granted all of Acadia as well as the remainder ofCanada; France retained only St. Lucia. The present edition, in Englishand French, was published shortly after the first edition in Paris: "Someof the memorials which have been respectively delivered by the Englishand French Commissaries, concerning the limits of Acadia or Nova Scotia,and the right to St. Lucia, having been print-ed at Paris, it has beenthought necessary to print at London this edition of all the memorialsupon these points, in the same form in which they were delivered"(Sabin). The Paris edition did not include the folding map. .

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        Recueil des Edits declarations lettres patentes arrest et reglemens du r EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Rouen: Chez Nicol. & Rich. Lallemant, 1755. Fine. Chez Nicol. & Rich. Lallemant, A Rouen 1755, In 4 (19x25,5cm), (22) 876pp. (14), relié. - Originale.Plein Edition Calf time. Spine ribbed ornate. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Friction. A few slashes on the boards. Reasonable exemplaire.Recencement of all edicts, sorted by year and by district. Note the importance of the decisions concerning the Protestants. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Frottements. Quelques estafilades sur les plats. Assez bon exemplaire. Recencement de l'ensemble des édits, classés par années et par circonscription. On notera l'importance des arrêts concernant les protestants.

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        Ponderazioni sopra le contrattazioni marittime. colla giunta delle leggi navali e del gius navale de' rodii gre. lat. e degli statuti degli uffiziali di sicurtà della città di Firenze. Nuova edizione ricorretta e illustrata

      Fantechi e Compagni,, Livorno, 1755 - Cm. 23, pp. xii, 368, vi (2) 59 (1). Grande stemma inciso in rame al frontespizio e due belle vignette all'inizio di ciascuna delle due appendici. Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con punte, dorso liscio con titoli in oro su tassello. Poche tracce d'uso, esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Si tratta della migliore e più completa edizione di quet'opera apparsa in originale nel 1692 e nella presente stampa arricchita del "Gius navale de' Rodii" e degli Statuti degli uffiziali di Sicurtà della città di Firenze. L'a., giureconsulto genovese, appronta una manuale giuridico-assicurativo nautico traendo spesso spunto dai testi dei grandi giuristi antichi come Baldo, Peck, Stracca, Loccenius, ecc. Cfr. Kress. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Recueil contenant les déclarations règlements lettres patentes arrêts du

      [Manuscrit] A Rennes: chez Joseph Vatar., 1755. Fine. chez Joseph Vatar., [Manuscrit] A Rennes 1755, in 4 (22x28cm), 53pp., relié. - Collection containing the declarations, regulations, patent, judgments of the State Council of the King. Memory Board from within the kingdom, and the deliberations of the States of Brittany, with memories, instructions and other documents relating to the administration of said stud province. Nineteenth cardboard covered with brown marbled paper. Back smooth threads. Part of title in black sheepskin. Corners bumped. Lower cap rubbed. The manuscript consists of one part of the book: roy Rules and instructions relating to the stud admnistration of the kingdom, Paris, 1724, and other various acts affecting stud Britain. The back of the title page, signature, Huzures institute. The name is difficult to read. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [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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        An Essay Towards a Natural History of the Corallines, and Other Marine Productions of the Like Kind, Commonly Found on the Coasts of Great Britain and Ireland. To which is Added the Description of a Large Marine Polype Near the North Pole, by the Whale-fishers, in the Summer 1753

      London: Printed for the Author, 1755.. First English edition. 4to. xviii, (x), 103, (1) pp. Contemporary full calf, rebacked, gilt lettered red label, marbled endpapers, bookplate of Joseph Goodall to the front pastedown with his annotations throughout, inscribed "J. Hooker / June 1840" to the second free endpaper. Frontispiece, 38 plates plus the 39th plate published slightly later, illustrating Cuff's aquatic microscope and two further plates - one illustrating barnacles and another featuring corals taken from volume 49 of Philosophical Transactions. Marking to the spine, else very good. Joseph Goodall (1760-1840) was a renowned amateur naturalist with a particular interest in conchology. This copy bears his extensive, neat and erudite annotations to the margins of both text and plates, passing comment in English and French and referencing contemporary works by continental naturalists such as Lamarck, Lamour and Pallas. On his demise, Goodall's collection was sold by the auctioneer Stevens of Covent Garden for which "A Catalogue of the Exceedingly Choice and Select Collection of Shells: Belonging to the Rev. Joseph Goodall" was produced. The sale was held over four days in early June 1840, showing the scale of the collection. The Hooker ownership inscription continues by stating this copy was purchased at that sale. The signature is not that of Joseph Dalton Hooker, who was naturalist aboard James Clark Ross' expedition to the Antarctic from 1839-1843, but rather that of his father William Jackson Hooker, the equally celebrated naturalist and director of the Botanical Gardens at Kew from 1841. It is easy to imagine that Hooker senior would have taken a keen interest in the sale of such a monumental collection and in signing it in his son's name he was either indicating that he was buying it on his behalf or as a gift for him.

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        Elementi di perspettiva secondo li principi di Brook Taylor con varie aggiunte spettanti all'ottica e alla geometria del Padre Francesco Jacquier dell'ordine de' minimi lettore di fisica nell'universita' della sapienza

      Per Generoso Salomoni, Roma 1755 - In 8, pp. (16) + 146 + (2 bb.) con 19 tavole incise all'acquaf. f. t. piu' volte ripiegate. P. pl. moderna. Tarletto abilmente riparato alle prime 5 cc. Edizione originale italiana opera del padre francescano Jacquier di questo importante trattato dedicato alla prospettiva, tra le opere piu' importanti che precedettero la geometria descrittiva. Questa edizione, notevolmente arricchita dal Jacquier, e' la prima edizione italiana. Nella parte finale l'autore dopo aver descritto la proiezione stereografica e quella ortografica, definisce quella gnomonica 'nella quale l'occhio si suppone al centro della sfera'. Da notare che alla 5o carta e' presente una recensione del gesuita Ruggero Boscovich che descrive l'opera ITA

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        Poesie del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio

      Parigi: Presso la Vedova Quillau [without PN]. 1755. 9 volumes. Octavo. 18th-century binding full polished calf, with raised bands on spines in decorative compartments gilt, all edges gilt, dark blue silk endpapers. Volume I: 1f. (frontispiece with portrait of the poet engraved by D. Sornique after C. Eisen), 1f. (decorative title), [i]-v (dedication with vignette), [vi] (blank), [vii]-xiv (letter from the author), 2f. (part-title), [xix]-cciv ("Dissertazione"), 319, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Artaserse; Adriano in Siria; Demetrio. Frontispiece, with portrait of the poet, engraved by D. Sornique, after C. Eisen. Verse dedication to the Signora Marchese di Pompadour, by Ranieri de' Calsabigi, with engraved vignette. "Dissertazione" on the dramatic poems by Calsabigi. Volume II: 1f. (decorative title), 464 pp. Contains Olimpiade; Issipile; Ezio; La Danza; Il Sogno di Scipione; Il Natal di Giove; Didone Abbandonata. Volume III: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains La Clemenza di Tito; Catone in Utica; Demofoonte. Lacking part- title for Siroe (printer error?). Volume IV: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Alessandro; Achille in Sciro; Ciro Riconosciuto; Temistocle; L'Isola Disabitata; Lie Cinesi Componimento Drammatico che Introduce ad un Ballo. Volume V: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Zenobia; Ipermestra; Antigono; Semiramide; Il Re Pastore; L'Asilo d'Amore. Volume VI: 1f. (decorative title), 459, [i] (blank) pp. Contains L'Eroe Cinese; Attilio Regolo; Adriano in Siria; Didone Abbandonata; Il Tempio dell' Eternità; La Contesa de' Numi. Volume VII: 1f. (decorative title), 459, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Alessandro; Semiramide; Le Grazie Vendicate; Il Palladio Conservato; Il Parnaso; Astrea Placata; La Pace fra la Virtù, e la Bellezza; Il Vero Omaggio; L'Amor Prigioniero; Il Ciclope; Cantate. Volume VIII: 1f. (decorative title), 460 pp. Contains Gioas Re di Giuda; Betulla Liberata; Sant' Elena al Calvario; Giuseppe Riconosciuto; La Morte d'Abel; La Passione di Gesù Cristo; Per la Festività del SSmo. Natale; Isacco Figura del Redentore; Canzonette; Sonetti; Epitalami; La Strada della Gloria. Sogno. Volume IX: 1f. (decorative title), 468, 2f. (Censor's approbation, "Privilege du Roi," and Register). Contains La Galatea; L'Endimione; Gli Orti Esperidi; Il Convito degli Dei; L'Angelica Serenata; La Morte di Catone; L'Origine delle Leggi; Il Ratto d'Europa; Ode per il Santissimo Natale; Giustino; Distribuzione dell' Edizione; Tavola delle Arie. With indices and the autograph signature of B. Brunet, Adjoint at the end of the Register. Label with former owner's name, "Anthony Godwin Hail," laid down to front pastedown of all volumes. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped, with occasional stains; endpapers slightly soiled and foxed. Scattered light soiling and staining, especially to blank margins; several leaves with tears or slight loss to edges not affecting text; other very minor imperfections. A very attractive set overall. . First French edition. Rare. Pietro Trapassi (1698-1782), better known as Metastasio, was regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 18th century; his libretti were set to music by numerous prominent composers.

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        Lettres chinoises ou correspondance philosophique historique & critique

      A La Haye ; A Berlin: Chez Pierre Paupie, 1755. Fine. 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. - New edition (third?) And first in 6 volumes. The First edition date 1746.Les philosophical Dreams are publishing originale.Plein speckled antique brown calf. Smooth back decorated. Parts of titles and volume numbers in red morocco. Triple gold star and mesh spandrels on the boards. All red edges. Three caps and three head and tail frayed. Some corners slightly émoussés.Les Chinese Letters, inaugurated by the same author by Jewish letters that typical design Lights compare manners and customs of many civilizations; work in pattern, always humorous, the first book of its kind: The spy of the court of Marana and Persian Letters of Montesquieu. Chinese narrator writing to his fellow different places of Europe (Moscow Stockholm, Paris ...). The work is supposed to always wonder about the strangeness of our own thoughts and habits. D'Argens also describes several trips east, with interesting information about the customs and institutions of the Eastern countries. Like the Jewish cabalistic or letters from the same author, Chinese letters were published in périodiques.Les philosophical dreams, numbering 20, relations dreams, utopias are authentic; the first tale land inhabited and ruled by apes, the Singimanie; the second involves a monkey and tasks Changijournes narrator, who continually changes of clothes and fashion people ... In the fifteenth dream, the narrator is visited by Racine, and dialogue exposes the field of literature in time of the author, etc ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [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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        Arte de repostería en que se contiene todo genero de hacer dulces secos y en líquido, vizcochos, turrones y natas. Bebidas heladas de todos géneros. con una breve instrucción para conocer las frutas y servirlas crudas y diez mesas, con su explicación. Su autor. repostero en esta Corte, natural del lugar de Matalavilla

      Madrid, en la Imprenta y librería de Joseph García Lanza 1755 - 4º (20 x 14, 8 cm.) 4 h. inc. port., 232 p. Pergamino del siglo XIX, tejuelo rojo en lomo, guardas renovadas. Segunda edición, rara del tratado más importante de repostería publicada en lengua española. Juan de Mata fue repostero mayor de los reyes Felipe V y Fernando VI. “Discípulo de las escuelas gastronómicas francesa e italiana y repostero jefe en la corte de los reyes españoles Felipe V y Fernando VI, la obra de Juan de la Mata titulada Arte de repostería es uno de los tratados de cocina de mayor repercusión publicados en lengua española. En este célebre compendio culinario el prestigioso cocinero castellano ofrece numerosas recetas populares del siglo XVIII, explicadas paso a paso y de manera detallada, para preparar toda suerte de dulces, pastas, compotas, mermeladas, confituras, conservas, jaleas, bizcochos, mazapanes, merengues, rosquillas, caramelos, chocolates y helados, así como una muy práctica serie de consejos y advertencias acerca de los utensilios necesarios en toda cocina, de las diferentes técnicas de pastelería y de la forma más apropiada de disponer y servir una mesa para atender a un gran número de comensales.” Margen inferior mínimamente afectado por el fuego, sin tocar texto. Palau, 157656. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fairies an Opera. The Words taken from Shakespear[!] &c.... [Full score]

      London: I. Walsh. [1755]. Folio. Attractively bound in period style in modern quarter brown calf with decorative blind-tooling, marbled boards, titling to spine gilt. 1f. (title), 1f. (table of contents and publisher's catalogue, "Musick Compos'd by M.r Handel"), [1] (blank), 2-61, [62] (blank), 63-92 pp. Engraved. The title includes an excerpt from the spoken prologue to the work by David Garrick (1717-1779). The singers Mr. Beard, Sigra. Passerini, Sigr. Guadagni, Miss Poitier, Master Moore, Miss Young and Master Reinhold are named in printed captions ("Sung by...") within the score. Very slightly browned; occasional minor signs of wear; tear to inner margin of p. 61 along edge of plate not affecting notation. . First Edition. BUC p. 958. RISM S3666. First performed at Drury Lane in London on February 3, 1755. Smith was a pupil of Handel and was employed by him as a copyist. "By 1725 [Smith] was having lessons from Handel; his early copies and arrangements of works by Handel demonstrate that his progress was rapid and that he was being instructed in composition as well as keyboard... Smith and David Garrick [1717-1779] presented two full-length all-sung Shakespearean operas in 1755 and 1756: The Fairies, based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest... Dwarfed by Handel's greatness, Smith's music had little chance for real success. His strongest work retains the style of his mentor, while his attempts at more modern idioms are, with some exceptions, generally less effective. Much of his music is indeed worthy of revival, particularly the opera The Fairies and individual arias, choruses and keyboard selections, but Smith's reputation rests today more on his association with Handel than on his musical accomplishments." Barbara Small in Grove Music Online. "It has been suggested that Garrick was responsible for the alterations to ShakespeareÂ’s text, but he firmly denied it and his prologue suggests that Smith himself was the author. The music survives only in printed score [i.e., the present edition], including the overture, the arias, the final chorus and two symphonies, but omitting the recitatives, dances and other pieces... The plot follows ShakespeareÂ’s, but the ‘rusticsÂ’ are excluded. The characters are Theseus (tenor) and his betrothed Hippolita (silent); Egeus (bass), his daughter Hermia (soprano), her lover Lysander (alto castrato [Guadagni]) and her betrothed Demetrius (tenor; he has no arias), and Helena (soprano), in love with Demetrius; and the king and queen of the fairies, Oberon (baritone) and Titania (soprano), with her servant and Puck (trebles)... GarrickÂ’s (spoken) Prologue is a commentary on the audienceÂ’s ignorance and prejudice towards English composers." Michael Burden in Grove Music Online.

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        ?'uvres

      Illustrated edition of a portrait of the author engraved by Fokke, 24 figures engraved on copper by Fritsch according Aartman and an intaglio flagship repeated on the first four titles. Copy fully settled.Binders after full red morocco-signed Bauzonnet Trautz. Arkstée & Merkus Amsterdam et Leipzig 1755-1759 in-12 (9,5x15cm) 5 volumes reliés

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        Poesie del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio

      Parigi: Presso la Vedova Quillau [without PN]. 1755. 9 volumes. Octavo. 18th-century binding full polished calf, with raised bands on spines in decorative compartments gilt, all edges gilt, dark blue silk endpapers. Volume I: 1f. (frontispiece with portrait of the poet engraved by D. Sornique after C. Eisen), 1f. (decorative title), [i]-v (dedication with vignette), [vi] (blank), [vii]-xiv (letter from the author), 2f. (part-title), [xix]-cciv ("Dissertazione"), 319, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Artaserse; Adriano in Siria; Demetrio. Frontispiece, with portrait of the poet, engraved by D. Sornique, after C. Eisen. Verse dedication to the Signora Marchese di Pompadour, by Ranieri de' Calsabigi, with engraved vignette. "Dissertazione" on the dramatic poems by Calsabigi. Volume II: 1f. (decorative title), 464 pp. Contains Olimpiade; Issipile; Ezio; La Danza; Il Sogno di Scipione; Il Natal di Giove; Didone Abbandonata. Volume III: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains La Clemenza di Tito; Catone in Utica; Demofoonte. Lacking part- title for Siroe (printer error?). Volume IV: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Alessandro; Achille in Sciro; Ciro Riconosciuto; Temistocle; L'Isola Disabitata; Lie Cinesi Componimento Drammatico che Introduce ad un Ballo. Volume V: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Zenobia; Ipermestra; Antigono; Semiramide; Il Re Pastore; L'Asilo d'Amore. Volume VI: 1f. (decorative title), 459, [i] (blank) pp. Contains L'Eroe Cinese; Attilio Regolo; Adriano in Siria; Didone Abbandonata; Il Tempio dell' Eternità; La Contesa de' Numi. Volume VII: 1f. (decorative title), 459, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Alessandro; Semiramide; Le Grazie Vendicate; Il Palladio Conservato; Il Parnaso; Astrea Placata; La Pace fra la Virtù, e la Bellezza; Il Vero Omaggio; L'Amor Prigioniero; Il Ciclope; Cantate. Volume VIII: 1f. (decorative title), 460 pp. Contains Gioas Re di Giuda; Betulla Liberata; Sant' Elena al Calvario; Giuseppe Riconosciuto; La Morte d'Abel; La Passione di Gesù Cristo; Per la Festività del SSmo. Natale; Isacco Figura del Redentore; Canzonette; Sonetti; Epitalami; La Strada della Gloria. Sogno. Volume IX: 1f. (decorative title), 468, 2f. (Censor's approbation, "Privilege du Roi," and Register). Contains La Galatea; L'Endimione; Gli Orti Esperidi; Il Convito degli Dei; L'Angelica Serenata; La Morte di Catone; L'Origine delle Leggi; Il Ratto d'Europa; Ode per il Santissimo Natale; Giustino; Distribuzione dell' Edizione; Tavola delle Arie. With indices and the autograph signature of B. Brunet, Adjoint at the end of the Register. Label with former owner's name, "Anthony Godwin Hail," laid down to front pastedown of all volumes. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped, with occasional stains; endpapers slightly soiled and foxed. Scattered light soiling and staining, especially to blank margins; several leaves with tears or slight loss to edges not affecting text; other very minor imperfections. A very attractive set overall. . First French edition. Rare. Pietro Trapassi (1698-1782), better known as Metastasio, was regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 18th century; his libretti were set to music by numerous prominent composers.

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        Lettres d'un François à un Hollandois, au sujet des differends survenus entre la France & la Grande-Bretagne, touchant leurs Possessions respectives dans l'Amérique Septentrionale

      S. e., S. l. 1755 - In-12. 174 pages. 1ère édition au format in-12. Contient quatre lettres de Jacob-Nicolas Moreau (1717-1803). [Lande 656]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dictionary of the English Language; In Which the Words are Deduced From Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples From the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed A History of the Language, and an English Grammar. In Two Volumes

      London: Printed by W. Strahan, 1755., 1755. FIRST EDITIONS. 2 volumes; Folio. Complete. Titles in red and green labels. Original speckled tan calf with marbled endpapers, all edges flecked in red, expertly respined to style by Trevor Lloyd Bindery, subtle repairs to corners. A beautiful, sympathetic binding which employs a style of decoration that is handsome and highly appropriate. Vol 1: internally clean with neat ink initials 'JH' [Sir Joseph Hawley] to first blank, soft horizontal crease and tiny (3mm) edgetear to title; Vol 2: internally clean but for faint spotting to first and final leaves, some soft folds to corners, neat soft vertical crease to title, minute repair to very tips of corners of same, marginal (later) ownership also. This is an attractive and complete copy of this cornerstone of the English language. Internally clean, some marginal wear to prelims volume I, a few light spots here and there and the armorial bookplate of the Graham of Gartmore to the verso of both title pages. An impressive set. Dr. Johnson performed with his dictionary the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography. Courtney & Nicol Smith p39-72

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        Mémoires des Commissaires du Roi et de ceux de sa Majesté britannique, sur les possessions et les droits respectifs des deux couronnes en Amérique; avec les Actes publics et Pièces justificatives. 3 Volumes

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1755 - 3 volumes in-4, paginations diverses. Sans le volume 4 paru en 1757. Complet de la carte dépliante en frontispice du tome 1. Reliures plein veau, dos ornés, pièces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin, restaurations récentes aux coins. Description détaillée sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fables choisies, mises en vers

      Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert [for] Desaint & Saillant [and] Durand,, 1755-1759. 4 volumes, folio (420 x 280 mm). Contemporary French cats-paw calf, richly gilt spines, twin red and olive-green morocco labels, triple blind fillet on sides, red edges, marbled endpapers. Engraved and etched frontispiece by Dupuis and Cochin after Jean-Baptiste Oudry, engraved portrait of Oudry by Tardieu after L'argilliere, 275 plates after Oudry, engraved under Cochin's direction by Elizabeth Cousinet, Baquoy, Legrand, Fessart, Lemire, Cochin himself and others, wood-engraved vignette on each title, wood-engraved head and tailpieces by Papillon and Le Sueur after Bachelier. The first plate accompanying "Le Singe et le Leopard" (vol. III, facing p. 112) in the second state, with the banner lettered. Small bookstamps of the Fürstliche Fürsternbergische Hofbibliothek at Donaueschingen on verso of most plates; a few discreet repairs to bindings, partial fading of upper part of front covers on volumes I & III, occasional pale browning to letterpress. First edition of "one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books" (Ray). Jean-Baptiste Oudry's sketches for La Fontaine's Fables were executed for his own enjoyment between 1729 and 1735. They were purchased by the publisher Montenault, who asked the finest engraver in France, Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger, to take charge of their transformation into finished prints. Cochin redrew the original designs, improving the figures and backgrounds and supplying precise lines for the engravers. The final result was thus their dual achievement. Oudry's images were among the most influential of all contemporary artistic creations, inspiring imitations in media as varied as Beauvais tapestry, porcelain and furniture. A handsome set in contemporary French calf of one of the glories of rococo book production.

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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, ?-fen u. a. - Etwas berieben. Gutes Exemplar!

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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" [Paris?] 1755 - Octavo, title in black and red with a vignette; contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments. Pioneering socialist utopia. Rare and influential: the first edition of this major work, in which a severe concept of economic equality introduces an entirely new utopian model. Effectively the blueprint for a fully-fledged communist society, this early and extreme socialist utopia is an extension of some of the ideas first circulated in the same author's Naufrage des Isles Flottantes: Hartig called it the 'oeuvre mâitresse de la pensée utopique du XVIII siècle.'The identity of the author is a puzzle: recent research suggests that there is some doubt as to whether Morelly actually existed; if so, it is also unclear who exactly may have used the name as a pseudonym. No birth or death certificates for Morelly survive, and there is no record of anyone in the eighteenth century ever mentioning that they met him. It has been suggested that "Morelly" may actually have been either Toussaint, or even perhaps Diderot to whom the work has quite often been attributed. Whoever "Morelly" may have been, his work was better known in later centuries than in his own. The rediscovery of Morelly's "code" in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries led to his being represented as a significant forerunner of socialism. Its modern significance lies more in its effect on later political thinkers, many openly acknowledging their debt to the text: Babeuf referred to it with respect, and many nineteenth century writers admitted its influence, including Fourier, Cabet, Proudhon, Louis Blanc, Engels and Marx, who quoted Morelly on the dangers of private ownership.The Code de la Nature is an uncompromising text. Working from the position that Avarice is the root of all evil, Morelly argues for the absolute abolition of private property, complete state control of production and consumption, and an uncompromising and mathematical regimentation of society based on enumerations of the fundamental unit of ten.For Morelly and his identity, see: Jean de Viguerie, Histoire et Dictionnaire du Temps des Lumières, 1995; N. Wagner, "Etat actuel de nos connaissances sur Morelly", in Revue: Dix-Huitième Siècle, 1978, n°10, pp 259-268; Guy Antonetti, "Etienne Gabriel Morelly et sa famille"; " L'écrivain et ses protecteurs", in Revue d'Histoire de Littérature Française, 1983-3;1984-1. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Provvisioni Gride, Ordini, e Decreti da osservarsi negli Stati di Sua Altezza Serenissima.

      In Modena, per gli Eredi di Bartolomeo Soliani Stampatori Ducali, 1755. In folio (cm. 33); pp. (12), 266, (2), (10), XVIII (indice) (2). (Unito:) Raccolta delle Monete d?oro e d?argento e di Rame battute e spese nella città e negli Stati di Modena dall?anno 1470 a tutto il 1755... In Modena, per gli Eredi di Bartolomeo Soliani, 1755. Pp. VIII, 48. Notari, Matrimoni, Armi da fuoco, Banditi, Carcerati Ebrei devono abitare nel recinto del Ghetto loro assegnato, Ebrei e loro Università, Ebrei solamente a porte chiuse facciano in esse i loro conti, Ebrei non possono invitare Cristiani alle loro feste, Come debbano tenere le finestre, che hanno prospetto fuori dal Ghetto... Axs

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

      London: Printed by W. Straham, 1755-56. Second edition, 2 vols., folio, unpaginated, title-pages printed in red and black, foremargin of first 100 leaves of vol. I with a single worm hole and slight browning (repaired with archival paper), blank foremargins of vol. II chipped and browned (first and last 100 pages or so with repairs), contemporary calf, expertly rebacked, six raised bands with a gilt fillet above and below each band, red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt. Universally recognised as one of the most influential books in the history of the English language. The second edition is far more uncommon than the first edition as the print run was only 768 sets as opposed to 2,000 for the first. "Demand fell off as the work proceeded and Strahan reduced the number of copies accordingly from just under 2,300 copies of the early numbers, to 768 copies of Vol. 2 ... This figure is therefore the maximum number possible of complete copies, making this the smallest and probably the scarcest of the folio editions."—Fleeman. Fleeman 55.4D/2; Courtney 55; PMM 201 (first edition); Tinker 1308; Alston v. 178.

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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.

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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.

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        Archiepiscoporum mediolanensium series historico - chronologica ad criticae leges. et veterum monumentorum fidem illustrata [..]. Tomus primus [ - tertius].

      in Regia Curia ex Aedibus Palatinis 1755 3 volumi in - 4° (cm. 26,8), ottime legature coeve in p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su tassello ai dorsi, tagli gialli; pp. [26] CXXXIX [61] 256 [2], [8] 257 - 821 [3 bb.], [8] 825 - 1211 [137] in perfetto stato, con ritratto del dedicatario card. Mesmer a p. pagina (inciso da Mercoro) e ritratto dell'autore n.t. in testata, primo frontespizio bicromo, testo inquadrato in doppia cornice, grandi iniziali e finalini in silografia. Edizione originale. L'opera è introdotta da una biografia del Sassi (filologo dell'Ordine degli Oblati, prefetto della Biblioteca Ambrosaina) scritta da Balthassar Oltrocchi. Cfr. Predari 266; Cat. Hoepli 903. Esemplare superbo.

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

      Billing; Endert, Onolzbach, Ansbach 1755 - (.Summarien richtig angezeigten Parallelen, Anweisung der Sonn= und Feiertags= Evangelien und Episteln durchs ganze Jahr wie auch mit 128 saubern Kupferstichen der vornehmsten biblischen Historien. Nebst einer Vorrede aus der Historie der Bilder-Bibeln agefasset von Herrn Georg Samuel Esenbeck, Hochfürstl. Brandenb. Onolzb. Kirchen- und Consistorialrath, Beicht-Vater, auch Hof- und Stiftsprediger ). ( 3 Teile in einem Bande ): Titel, 11 n.n. Blätter ( Dedication - Vorrede ), 656 Seiten ( Altes Testament ), 376 Seiten ( Die Propheten ), 290 Seiten ( Neues Testament ). Mit 1 gestochenem Frontispiz und 128 kleineren Textkupfern. Ganzlederband der Zeit mit umlaufendem, gepunzten Goldschnitt, 8° ( 19 x 12 cm ). Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen. Innen die Vorsatzpapiere stärker fleckig, Titelblatt etwas fleckig, sonst nur gelegentlich gering fleckig. Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf dem Vorsatz " Hans Peter Schultz 1814 ". Wenige Seiten etwas angeknickt oder leicht eselsohrig, letzte Seite lose ( Anweisung der Episteln und Evangelien ). Insgesamt guter Zustand. ( Gewicht 1200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM REV. WILLIAM SMITH TO CONRAD WEISER, DISCUSSING THEIR WORK IN ESTABLISHING AND BUILDING THE SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AMONG THE GERMAN EMIGRANTS IN PENNSYLVANIA].

      Philadelphia. May 17, 1755. - [1]pp. on a folded folio sheet. Old folds, with tears along the folds. Addressed for mailing on the verso. Docketed just to the left of the center vertical fold, beside Smith's manuscript dateline. Old stains, chipped around the edges. Old repairs to upper corner tears and to tear caused by wax seal. In good condition overall. An evocative letter from the Rev. William Smith, written to the noted emissary to the Pennsylvania Indian tribes, Conrad Weiser, discussing their efforts to build a school for German emigrants in Pennsylvania. Smith wrote this letter shortly after he was named the first Provost of the College of Philadelphia, which eventually became the University of Pennsylvania. This letter, however, refers to Smith and Weiser's efforts in establishing and raising funds for a different educational enterprise, the Society for Promoting Religious Knowledge and the English Language Among the German Emigrants in Pennsylvania. Just two months earlier, in March, 1755, Weiser set up such a school at Tulpehocken. In this letter, William Smith instructs Conrad Weiser to go ahead and pay the master of the new school, and he also asks Weiser and some of his wealthy associates to give financial assistance to the school - in essence sending an early fundraising letter. Smith writes that the school has received a large number of applications and does not want to turn away any students. Smith also alludes to possible competition he feels from other parochial schools among the German settlers, again signaling his desire to see the school grow and succeed. Smith writes Weiser: "I have not lately had a meeting, but am certain the Gentlemen will heartily approve of every thing you have done in the school. You may advance the master a small sum without any danger. We shall settle his salary at our first meeting which will be soon; but as there are so many applications for Schools, we hope the richer sort among you will contribute something, as the people have done in other places. Unless this is done we shall not be able to answer half the number of petitions & we would fain do something for every body of people that has applied. I think you should lose no time in the affair of the Schoolhouse. Neither Mr. Spanenberg's answer, nor anything his people can do, is in the least to the purpose. The ground cannot be theirs exclusively." William Smith (1727- 1803) was born in Scotland and came to America as a tutor while still in his twenties. In 1753 he published an essay, A GENERAL IDEA OF THE COLLEGE OF MIRANIA, which impressed Benjamin Franklin, who secured Smith's appointment to the faculty of the Academy of Philadelphia. In 1755 he was named Provost of the newly-reorganized College of Philadelphia. A supporter of the Penn's proprietary government, Smith quickly found himself at odds with Franklin. Smith was frequently embroiled in American politics, all the way to the American Revolution, during which his ambivalent views on American independence alienated him. Conrad Weiser (1696-1760) was born in Germany and came to New York with his family as a boy. Weiser formed good relations with many of the New York Indian leaders, and learned their languages. He is best remembered for his work in negotiating treaties with Indian tribes in Pennsylvania, where he moved his family in 1729. Weiser was briefly a member of the Ephrata Cloister, and at other times was a Lutheran, a Baptist, and a member of the Reformed Church. He was also a trustee of the board to educate German youths in Pennsylvania in the early 1750. The "Mr. Spanenberg" to which Smith refers in the letter was likely the German theologian August Gottlieb Spangenberg, who at the time was supervising Moravian churches in Pennsylvania. A wonderful letter from William Smith to Conrad Weiser, making plans for the growth of a school for German emigrants in Pennsylvania, and seeing funds and assistance in building the school. Smith: DAB XVII, pp.353-357. ANB 20, pp.305-306. Weiser: DAB XIX, p

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        During the reign of King George II, a sale of land in the Province of New Hampshire is "Signed Sealed and Delivered" by Meshech Weare, 'The Father of New Hampshire'

      New Hampshire, October 20, 1755. 7.5" x 12.75". "Manuscript Document Signed, ?Meshech Weare?, and ?Joseph Perkins?, 1p., approximately 7.5? x 12.75?. New Hampshire, February 18, 1763. Partial splits at folds and small portions of text loss, else nearly good condition with dark, bold signatures and remnants of the original wax seal.Weare was elected first president of New Hampshire in 1784. Often called ""The Father of New Hampshire"", Weare was active in New Hampshire politics for many years. Between 1739 and 1776, Weare served as selectman and representative for Hampton Falls in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, its speaker and clerk, as well as one of New Hampshire?s delegates to the Albany Congress in 1754. As a prominent political figure, he was asked to witness the signing of important transactions, such as this one.The document records the sale of thirteen acres of land in Hampton by Joseph Perkins to Abner Philbrick for ?the sum of Six Hundred Pounds old Tenor of New Hampshire?, quite a sizable sum in that day.The town in which the Weare?s land is located, Hampton Falls, was officially incorporated in 1726, however most referred to it as a parish until 1835. The plot of land next to the Weare?s house is now the site of a park."

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        The London and Country Builder's Vade Mecum:

      London: Printed for J. Hodges,, 1755. Or, The Compleat and Universal Estimator. Comprehending the London and Country Prices of the different Works of Bricklayers Masons, Carpenters, Joyners, Glasiers, Plumbers, Slaters, Plaisterers, Painters, Paviours, Carvers, Smyths, &c. Octavo (190 x 125 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco label, twin rules to boards and raised bands, all edges speckled red. Engraved frontispiece, woodcut head-and tailpieces, numerous tables. Neat contemporary notes to front pastedown. Extremities rubbed, head of spine a little chipped, boards slightly dampstained and scuffed, front board a little internally bright. An excellent copy. Third edition, revised and corrected, of the author's manual, which contains tables of material prices and for estimating building quantities. William Salmon (c. 1701?-1779) was the son of a Colchester carpenter. He published his first manual on building in 1733 and would follow with three more, the Vade Mecum, which was originally published in 1741, being his last. His Palladio Londinensis (1734) became the standard building manual for almost forty years. "Salmon's success lay in his ability to combine material from a number of sources into modestly priced books that appealed to the widest possible audience" (ODNB).

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        Poesie del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio

      Parigi Presso la Vedova Quillau [without PN] 1755. 9 volumes. Octavo. 18th-century binding full polished calf, with raised bands on spines in decorative compartments gilt, all edges gilt, dark blue silk endpapers. Volume I: 1f. (frontispiece with portrait of the poet engraved by D. Sornique after C. Eisen), 1f. (decorative title), [i]-v (dedication with vignette), [vi] (blank), [vii]-xiv (letter from the author), 2f. (part-title), [xix]-cciv ("Dissertazione"), 319, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Artaserse; Adriano in Siria; Demetrio. Frontispiece, with portrait of the poet, engraved by D. Sornique, after C. Eisen. Verse dedication to the Signora Marchese di Pompadour, by Ranieri de' Calsabigi, with engraved vignette. "Dissertazione" on the dramatic poems by Calsabigi. Volume II: 1f. (decorative title), 464 pp. Contains Olimpiade; Issipile; Ezio; La Danza; Il Sogno di Scipione; Il Natal di Giove; Didone Abbandonata. Volume III: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains La Clemenza di Tito; Catone in Utica; Demofoonte. Lacking part- title for Siroe (printer error?). Volume IV: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Alessandro; Achille in Sciro; Ciro Riconosciuto; Temistocle; L'Isola Disabitata; Lie Cinesi Componimento Drammatico che Introduce ad un Ballo. Volume V: 1f. (decorative title), 463, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Zenobia; Ipermestra; Antigono; Semiramide; Il Re Pastore; L'Asilo d'Amore. Volume VI: 1f. (decorative title), 459, [i] (blank) pp. Contains L'Eroe Cinese; Attilio Regolo; Adriano in Siria; Didone Abbandonata; Il Tempio dell' Eternita; La Contesa de' Numi. Volume VII: 1f. (decorative title), 459, [i] (blank) pp. Contains Alessandro; Semiramide; Le Grazie Vendicate; Il Palladio Conservato; Il Parnaso; Astrea Placata; La Pace fra la Virtu, e la Bellezza; Il Vero Omaggio; L'Amor Prigioniero; Il Ciclope; Cantate. Volume VIII: 1f. (decorative title), 460 pp. Contains Gioas Re di Giuda; Betulla Liberata; Sant' Elena al Calvario; Giuseppe Riconosciuto; La Morte d'Abel; La Passione di Gesu Cristo; Per la Festivita del SSmo. Natale; Isacco Figura del Redentore; Canzonette; Sonetti; Epitalami; La Strada della Gloria. Sogno. Volume IX: 1f. (decorative title), 468, 2f. (Censor's approbation, "Privilege du Roi," and Register). Contains La Galatea; L'Endimione; Gli Orti Esperidi; Il Convito degli Dei; L'Angelica Serenata; La Morte di Catone; L'Origine delle Leggi; Il Ratto d'Europa; Ode per il Santissimo Natale; Giustino; Distribuzione dell' Edizione; Tavola delle Arie. With indices and the autograph signature of B. Brunet, Adjoint at the end of the Register. Label with former owner's name, "Anthony Godwin Hail," laid down to front pastedown of all volumes. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped, with occasional stains; endpapers slightly soiled and foxed. Scattered light soiling and staining, especially to blank margins; several leaves with tears or slight loss to edges not affecting text; other very minor imperfections. A very attractive set overall.. First French edition. Rare. Pietro Trapassi (1698-1782), better known as Metastasio, was regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 18th century; his libretti were set to music by numerous prominent composers.

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        The History and Adventures of the renowned Don Quixote, Translated from the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. To which is prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life. By T. Smollett

      London: Printed for A. Millar, T. Osborn, and c., 1755., 1755. FIRST EDITION OF SMOLLETT'S TRANSLATION. 2 volumes; 4to (290 x 230mm). Bound in recent full speckled and panelled calf, red and black title labels, titled in gilt a handsome modern binding to style. Edges speckled red. Internally clean. Professional repair to margin of frontispiece Volume I, with some minor edgewear to prelims. Some isolated dampstaining to lower edge of a couple of pages of Volume I. Some very light marginal foxing. Errata leaf at end of Volume II. A clean and handsome set in an attractive binding. Illustrated with 28 fine, sharp, copper engraved plates by Ravenet, and Grignion from Hayman's designs. A lovely set of this superb production, Smollett's only illustrated quarto, and Hayman's best book according to Rothschild.

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        [MANUSCRIPT AGREEMENT FOR GARCIA DE BUENDIA'S ADMISSION TO FULL ADULT MEMBERSHIP IN THE GUILD OF MINERS OF HUANCAVELICA, PERU, AND ENJOYMENT OF HIS PROVISION OF INDIAN LABOR IN THE HUANCAVELICA MINES]

      Huancavelica. June 7 and 18, 1755.. [12] leaves including [22]pp. manuscript on paper fiscally stamped for 1749-50 and 1755-56. Folio. Notarial certificate of the contract, signed by public scrivener Fernando de Arana, with his paraph on each leaf. Old folds, very minor worm holes in blank margin, else very good. This is an official copy of the contract admitting Don Manuel Joseph Garcia de Buendia to the exercise of his right as an adult to work as one of the privileged Miners of Huancavelica, the mine which provided a very large part of the mercury needed in Peru for the refinement of the silver ore of Potosi. The agreement consists of the transcript of a formal declaration by Garcia de Buendia of his coming of age, and a request that he be allotted the services of "37 1/2 Indians" [sic] personally by the Guild of Miners (instead of them being supplied to the seven trustees of his mining interest as heretofore mentioned). Garcia de Buendia was the son of the Marquess of Castellon, director of the royal tobacco monopoly in Lima, who, owing to absence, had been unable to care for his son's affairs himself. For generations the family had been among the privileged members of the oligarchic circle of Huancavelica miners who enjoyed a royal allotment of Indian workers from the MITA (the Peruvian form of CORVÉE).

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        HISTOIRE de MANDRIN

      1755 - In-12 de 159 pages avec gravure collée représentant Mandrin. Cette gravure d'époque diffère légèrement de celle qui est habituellement représentée. Reliure en veau glacé avec filets dorés; quelques frottements. Papier de la page de garde un peu décollé. Ce livre est généralement attribué à l'abbé Regley et aurait été fait à Chambéry en 1755, à la mort de Mandrin. Détail amusant: il a été publié dans les états du Duc de Savoie, premier employeur, premier client et dernier protecteur de Mandrin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Briefe über den itzigen Zustand der schönen Wissenschaften in Deutschland. Mit einer Vorrede von Gottlob Samuel Nicolai. 22 Bl., 205 S. Schlichter Pappbd d. Z.

      Berlin, Johann Christian Kleyb, 1755. - – Beigebunden: Stockhausen, Johann Christoph. Critischer Entwurf einer auserlesenen Bibliothek für den Liebhaber der Philosophie und schönen Wissenschaften. 12 Bl., 160 S., 11 Bl. Berlin, Haude und Spener, 1752. I. Sehr seltene einzige Ausgabe von Nicolais zweiter, ebenfalls anonym erschienenen Veröffentlichung. In seinen 18 Briefen "im Geist der Unpartheilichkeit und Wahrheitsliebe" (Vorrede von Nicolais älterem Bruder Gottlob Samuel) kritisiert Friedrich Nicolai sowohl Gottsched als auch dessen Gegner, die Schweizer Bodmer und Breitinger. "Er sprach sich für eine auf wahrer Urteilskraft beruhende Literaturkritik, für die Zurückdrängung des französischen Einflusses auf die Dichtungstheorie und für die Vorbildhaftigkeit des englischen Schauspiels aus und erscheint damit als Vorläufer des späten Lessing Anfangs wurde Lessing auch als Autor der 'Briefe' angesehen. Umgekehrt trat Lessing, nachdem er Einblick in die Druckbögen genommen hatte, mit Nicolai in persönliche Verbindung" (Becker, Kat. Nicolai S. 32). – Titel mit Stempel, gutes Exemplar. – Becker, Kat. Nicolai 58. Goed. IV 1, 499, 2. – II. Erste Ausgabe dieses beliebten Handbuchs zum Aufbau einer kleinen, aber qualitätvollen Bibliothek. "Bibliotheken sind die Vorrathskammern der Seele" (Vorrede). Stockhausen (1725-1784) kommentiert und begründet seine Auswahl und wendet sich gegen das Ansammeln von riesigen Bibliotheken oder das Kriterium der Seltenheit. "Wir hinterlassen den Unsrigen ein schlechtes Erbtheil, wenn wir ihnen nichts als eine weitläuftige Bibliothek hinterlassen, die oft kaum auf die Helfte bezahlet ist, und die um das Drittheil des hereingesteckten Vermögens wieder verkauft wird. Ueber wieviele prächtige Büchersäle kann man nicht die Worte des heiligen Schriftstellers setzen: Sie sammlen, und wissen nicht, wer es kriegen wird!" (Vorrede). – Vgl. Petzholdt S. 460 (4. Ausgabe, 1771). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        GEOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND MECHANICAL ESSAYS. THE FIRST, CONTAINING AN ANALYSIS OF A GENERAL MAP OF THE MIDDLE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA; AND OF THE COUNTRY OF THE CONFEDERATE INDIANS

      Philadelphia: Printed by B. Franklin, and D. Hall, 1755.. iv,32pp. Small folio. Contemporary paper wrappers. Some light wear and chipping. Light dampstaining to lower right corner of text. Otherwise quite clean. Very good. In a large folio box. Second edition, published the same year as the first with only minor revisions. A pioneering American geographical work of the greatest importance, giving a detailed geographical description of the middle and southern colonies, particularly notable for an early description of the Ohio country, and gives a good description of the Carolina back country. Evans was also eager for the British to expand into the south, especially West Florida, to challenge the French and Spanish in the Gulf. Miller notes that the map was sold separately and thus should not be considered an integral part of the book. CAMPBELL 126. HOWES E226, "b." EVANS 7413. MILLER 606a. SERVIES I, p.18. SABIN 23175. THOMSON 234. CLARK I:232.

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        De la maniere d'Enseigner et d'Étudier les Belles-Lettres par rapport à l'esprit & au coeur

      Paris: Les Frères Estienne, 1755. Nouvelle edition. [38], cxiv, 502, [8]; [2], 640, [4] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in full contemprary red morocco, gilt spine, contrasting spine labels, a.e.g. Fine. Eighteenth-century bookplate of Charles Smith with his signature dated 1767 on title of each volume. Charles Rollin (January 30, 1661-December 14, 1741) was a French historian and educationist. He was born at Paris. He was the son of a cutler, and at the age of twenty-two was made a master in the Collège du Plessis. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris, rendering great service among other things by reviving the study of Greek. He held that post for two years instead of one, and in 1699 was appointed principal of the Collège de Beauvais. Rollin held Jansenist principles, and even went so far as to defend the miracles supposed to be worked at the tomb of François de Paris, commonly known as Deacon Paris. Unfortunately his religious opinions deprived him of his appointments and disqualified him for the rectorship, to which in 1719 he had been re-elected. It is said that the same reason prevented his election to the Académie française, though he was a member of the Academie des Inscriptions. Shortly before his death he protested publicly against the acceptance of the bull Unigenitus. Rollin's literary work dates chiefly from the later years of his life, when he had been forbidden to teach. His once famous Ancient History (Paris, 1730-38), and the less generally read Roman History, which followed it, were avowed compilations, uncritical and somewhat inaccurate. But they instructed and interested generation after generation almost to the present day. A more important work was his Traité des études (Paris, 1726-31). It contains a summary of what was even then a reformed and innovative system of education, advocating a more frequent and extensive use of the vulgar tongue, and discarding the medieval traditions that had lingered in France.

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        De la manière denseigner et détudier les Belles-Lettres, par rapport à lesprit et au cur

      chez les Frères Estienne, 1755 - 4 vol. in-12 de, 20 fnch.-CXIV-502, 640, 6 fnch-577 et 701 p., plein veau époque, dos lisses ornés avec lég. mq. aux dos des tomes 2 et 4, coiffes lég. ab. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discours Sur L'origine et les Fondemens de L'inegalite Parmile les Hommes [Together with] Lettre de M.D.B.*** a Madame *** au Sujet du Discours sur L'origine.

      Chez Marc Michel Rey, Paris 1755 - 8vo. 1st edition. With additional accent at p. 11, mispellings 'Jaques', correct engravings, and three cancelled leaves. With frontis and errata/binder's note. Tchemerzine X, 32. Dufour 55. Early 19th-century mottled calf, some wear, just starting at upper corner rear joint. Gilt to spine rubbed. Two small neat owner stamps to prelims, pencil notes from previous dealer. Clean copy. VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zwei französische Soldaten, ein am Kopf verwundeter, sitzender Soldat mit erhobenem Arm in Rückenansicht und ein nach links liegender, möglicherweise schlafender Soldat.

      - Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Bütten, links unten signiert „P. Hess". 16,5:22,8 cm Rand rechts unregelmäßig beschnitten, minimal fleckig, verso in den Ecken Reste alter Verklebung. Sicher Figurenstudien zu einem Gemälde. Der Schlachten- und Genremaler Hess erhielt seinen ersten Unterricht bei seinem Vater, dem Kupferstecher C.E.C. Hess (1755-1828). Im Alter von 16 Jahren begann er ein Studium an der Münchner Akademie, das er 1814 beendete. Anschließend widmet er sich neben Naturstudien der altdeutschen Malerei. Unter dem Einfluss von W. von Kobell (1766-1853) und den eigenen Kriegserlebnissen in Frankreich 1813-1815 entstanden seine ersten Schlachtenbilder. 1818 reiste er nach Italien. Die 20er Jahre brachten steigende Anerkennung. 1833 begleitete er König Otto I. nach Griechenland, 1839 reiste er nach Russland. In der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts zählt Hess, wie W. von Kobell und A. Adam (1786-1862), zu den bedeutendsten Schlachtenmalern in München.

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        Corruptae latinitatis index: or, a collection of barbarous words and phrases, which are found in the works of the most celebrated modern writers in Latin.

      London: printed for George Keith, at the Bible and Crown, in Gracechurch Street, 1755. - Octavo. vii, [i], 99, [i]pp. A4-N4, O2. Contemporary calf, repaired. ESTC T99289.

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        Vue de Persano sur le Chemin de Pestum".

      - Zeitgenöss. aquarellierte Radierung von Gg. Hackert (1755-1805), nach einer Gouache von J.Ph. Hackert, 1782, auf Velin. 43:57,3 cm. – Mit Widmung an Ferdinand IV., König beider Sizilien und von Jerusalem., der die Gouache bei Hackert bestellt hatte. Sie befindet sich noch heute im Schloß von Caserta. Literatur: Vgl. Nordhoff/Reimer: Jakob Philipp Hackert 1737-1807. Verzeichnis seiner Werke, 2 Bde., Berlin 1994, Bd. I, Abb. 82, Bd. II, Nr. 166. – Sehr breitrandiger Abdruck im zeitgenössischen Kolorit, vom Druck leicht wellig und etwas fleckig. – Sehr selten! In den Werkstätten seines Vaters Philipp Hackert hat Hackert bereits die Grundlagen für seine künstlerische Ausbildung erworben. 1758 setzte er sein Studium an der Zeichenklasse der Königl. Akademie in Berlin fort, die von Blaise Nicolas Le Sueur (1714-1783) geleitet wurde. Hier trat er mit seinen ersten Landschaften mit Motiven aus dem Berliner Tiergarten hervor. 1762 reiste er als Begleiter des schwedischen Regierungsrats Friedrich von Olthof nach Stralsund, auf die Insel Rügen und nach Stockholm., wo er verschiedene Aufträge ausführte. 1765 brach er zu einem mehrjährigen Aufenthalt nach Paris auf. Dort war er in der engeren Umgebung von Johann Georg Wille (1715-1808) tätig und es bestand auch ein näherer Kontakt zu dem Landschafts- und Marinemaler Joseph Vernet (1714-1789). Auf Studienreisen in die Normandie entstanden zahlreiche Skizzen. 1768 ließ sich Hackert zusammen mit seinem Bruder Johann Gottlieb (1744-1773), mit dem er eng zusammenarbeitete, in Rom nieder. Hier gehörte er zu dem Kreis um Angelika Kauffmann (1741-1807) und den Hofrat Johann Friedrich von Reiffenstein (1719-1793) an. Zu dieser Zeit war Hackert bereits zu einem international gefragten Künstler avanciert. 1770 besuchte er zum ersten Mal Neapel. 1777 bereiste er mit Richard Payne Knight (1750-1824) und Charles Gore (1729-1807) Sizilien. Nach seiner Ernennung zum Hofmaler des Königs von Neapel, Ferdinand IV., 1786 verlegte er seinen Wohnsitz nach Neapel. Auch von hier aus widmete er sich auf regelmäßigen Studienreisen bzw. Wanderungen dem Landschaftsstudium. Auf seiner italienischen Reise lernte Goethe 1787 Hackert in Neapel kennen und ließ sich von dem von ihm geschätzten Künstler im Zeichnen unterrichten. Als auch in Neapel revolutionäre Unruhen ausbrachen und die Franzosen in das Königreich einmarschierten, floh Hackert nach Oberitalien und verbrachte weiterhin tätig seine letzten Lebensjahre in der Toskana.

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        The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. Two Volumes [complete]

      London: Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for A. Millar, in the Strand, 1755. Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, one margin neatly excised, a very good set; with the bookplate and booksticker of Henry Reveley and James Coles An elaborately and intelligently glossed set of the first edition of the most popular work ever written on justices of the peace, demonstrating effectively a justice's power and the care devoted to exercising it in the mid-eighteenth century

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        Vollständiger Lehrbegriff der Optik.

      Altenburg, Richter, 1755. - Mit Aenderungen und Zusätzen ausgearbeitet von A. G. Kästner. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 22 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 12 Blatt, 531 Seiten, 2 Blatt, schlichter Pappband der Zeit, 24,5 x 21 cm, Einband berieben und angestaubt, Stempel auf dem Einbanddeckel, Buchblock unbeschnitten, innen etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Médico, y Cirujano De Los Pobres, Que Enseña El Modo De Curar Las Enfermedades Con Remedios, Assi Internos, Como Externos, Fáciles De Encontrarse En El País, y De Prepararse à Poca Costa, Para Toda Clase De Personas. Obras Medico-Chyrurgicas,.(*)

      Gabriel Ramírez, Madrid 1755 - (*).corregidas, augmentadas, e ilustradas con el conocimiento de las enfermedades, y otros Tratados Curiosos. Ahora, para el bien de todos, traduce al castellano el Doctor Francisco Elvira, Médico de esta Corte. Portada - 15 hojas - 16 pp. y 375 pp. Muy conservado ejemplar encuadernado de época en pergamino a la romana. Size: 4ºmenor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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