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        La Pucelle D'Orleans. Poeme Heroi-Comique

      Paris (i,e. Amsterdam), 1755. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Respined in 1/4 calf in an antique style over original marbled boards. One of six editions of Voltaire's famously bawdy mock epic surreptitiously published in 1755. The first were reputedly the Louvain (actually Frankfurt) editions, but they are all scarce. It wasn't officially published until 1762. Light foxing, otherwise crisp and bright. Added endpapers but original front blank retained with an old signature, binder ticket on rear pastedown. (iv), 216. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Anthropology. Inventory No: 044596.

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        Uffizio della B. Vergine Maria da recitarsi nell'Avvento

      Pagliarini,, In Roma, 1755 - Tre parti in un volume di cm. 21,5, pp. (4) 80; (4) 84; 64. Bell'antiporta incisa in rame a precedere i frontespizi della prima e della seconda parte, frontespizi in rosso e nero con bella effige religiosa incisa. Capolettera, testate e finalini in xilografia. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in pieno marocchino, dorso a piccoli nervi con ricchi fregi in oro e piatti inquadrati da triplice filetto in oro. Tagli dorati. Piccole racce d'uso alla parte bassa di una cerniera. Esemplare peraltro fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bella dedica ms. alla prima carta di guardia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Psychologia empirica, ea continens, quæ de anima humana indubia experientiæ fide cognoscuntur, methodo scientifica pertractata.

      - Auctore Nicolao Wallerio, S. S. theol. doct. ejusdemque ad Reg. Acad. Upsaliensem profess. regio, ord. & Kalseniano: Nec non Reiæ Academ. Scient. Stockholmiensis Membro. Stockholmiæ, apud Laurentium Salvium, 1755. 8:o. (7),4-876,(22) s. Samtid halvskinnband i kalv, nötta pärmsidor. Sänkfärgade snitt. Gammal bläcktillskrift på försättbldet och nummer på främre pärms spegel. Namnteckningar M. Flinck och Ander Peter Stobaeus på titelbladet. Några blad med liten bläckfläck övre yttre hörn samt några med samma i nedre yttre hörn. 18 x 11 cm.*Wallerius, Nils (1706-1764). Matematiker, experimentalfysiker, senare (1746) professor i logik och metafysik och till sist teolog. Mycket lärd och flitig svarade han för inte mindre än 200 disputationer. Han var en skarpsinnig försvarae av den lutherska ortodoxien och med honom nådde kampen mot upplyningstidens idéer in höjdpunkt under frihetstiden. (Sten Lindroth, Svensk lärdomshistoria III). [#\100381]

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        Der monatlich-herausgegebenen Insecten-Belustigung ...

      Nürnberg, bey den Röselischen Erben/ J.J. Fleischmann/ zu finden bey dem Verfasser, (1755-1761). 4 volumes. 4to (197 x 165mm). With 1 engraved portrait of Roesel, 3 handcoloured engraved frontispieces and 357 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates (printed on 285 leaves). Contemporary half calf, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lines and 2 gilt lettered labels (and:) KLEEMANN, C.F.C. Beyträge zur Natur- und Insecten-Geschichte. (Nürnberg 1761-1776). 4to (197 x 165mm). With 44 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lines and 2 gilt lettered labels. A rare complete set of the most important and finest entomological German publication of the 18th century. Our copy comprises the rare supplement by Kleemann. The work was published by Roesel and his son-in-law Kleemann, both lived in Bavaria, in Nürnberg, working as artists, and both were ardent students of local natural history./"Roesel, who studied at first with his father and then with his uncle Wilhelm, an animal painter in Merseburg, later became a pupil of the famous Preisler in Nuremberg. After living in Copenhagen from 1726 to 1728 he returned to Nuremberg for good, and there, besides painting portraits and drawings, he applied himself in particular to the study of nature. He collected insects, their eggs and larvae, studied the process of hatching, pupation, and emergence, and painted all this in a most meticulous way, as Kleemann tells us. His manuscripts, with 406 illustrations, are now in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich. Roesel also made the engravings of his drawings and, until his death in 1757, his 'loving and diligent spouse' contributed fine colouring to the prints" (Nissen. Bestiaries). The handcoloured engraved frontispieces are of a great beauty and the plates, especially of his favourite group, butterflies and moths, usually show a complete life history, with eggs, larva, pupa and perfect insect.//There was no title page published for the first issue of the supplement by Kleemann. However a second issue of the supplement was published in 1792 which does have a printed title as well as 4 more plates. As is mostly the case the set is composed of first and second issues. The first 2 volumes are in the second issue, the remaining volumes in the first.//The text was printed on thin paper and as in all copies, is prone to foxing. Our copy likewise has some occasional slight foxing to the text. The plates being printed on fine thick paper have no foxing and are in mint condition. A nice uniformly bound set.//Junk, Rara p. 159; Nissen ZBI, 3466 & 2201.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Physiological Essays

      Edinburgh, 1755. First Edition. Orig. publisher's grey paste paper bds. . A good copy; boards present but detached; two leaves with clean tears and very old repairs (no loss - not offensive). 8vo.,A most interesting Whytt title in which he addresses two key issues: the first essay deals with the circulation of the blood in the capillaries; the second is his commentary on Haller's theories of nerve irritation. Whytt's essay on capillary blood flow is a milestone in the literature and the most important work in the field after the discovery by Leeuwenhoeck. Whytt reviewed the printed literature of the subject and drastically criticized all of it (see Fishman). He also drew the correct conclusion as to its nature and source. The second essay is an important first step in his own neurological work for which he is remembered. See G-M for author's other work; Fishman, p. 371 -` 2; Garrison, Neuro..

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        Plaster bust - Gipsbüste, geschaffen von Eduard (Schmidt von der) Launitz.

      . Vor und an den Seiten bezeichnet und signiert "S. TH. A. SOEMMERRING 7 NAT. THORUNI MDCCLV. / DENAT. FRANCOF: Ad MOEN / MDCCCXXX. / E: DE LAUNITZ FEC". Höhe 50 cm, Breite 35 cm; Tiefe 21 cm; sehr guter Erhaltungszustand.. Samuel Thomas Ritter von Soemmerring (1755-1830), Mediziner und Naturforscher, einer der bedeutendsten Anatomen seiner Zeit, entdeckte den "gelben Fleck" in der Netzhaut des Auges; 1809 entwickelte er einen elektrochemischen Telegraphen. - - Eduard Schmidt von der Launitz (1797-1869), aus Kurland stammender Bildhauer und Kunsthistoriker, Schüler Thorwaldsens, nach seiner Rückkehr nach Deutschland 1830 Professor am Städelschen Kunstinstitut; zu seinen Hauptwerken zählt das Gutenbergdenkmal auf dem Frankfurter Roßmarkt. Nach Launitz' Entwurf fertigte sein Schüler Heinrich Petry (1832-1904) das 1897 errichtete überlebensgroße Bronzedenkmals Soemmerings für Frankfurt, das seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg verschollen ist. - - Launitz war mit Soemmerings Sohn, dem Frankfurter Arzt Detmar Wilhelm S. (1793-1871) befreundet, in dessen Auftrag die Büste um 1850 entstand. Der Künstler konnte sich daher für seine Arbeit auf das in der Familie vorhandene Bildmaterial stützen und ein dem Leben nahes Portrait schaffen. - - Provenienz: Familie Soemmerring(-Haeberlin). - - Die Literatur zu Launitz' Soemmerring-Büste liefert kein klares Bild: H. P. Rösler (Soemmerring-Denkmäler in Frankfurt am Main, in: Natur und Museum, Nr. 108, Frankfurt 1978, S. 348-352) schreibt: "Die Büste Soemmerrings entstand möglicherweise im Jahr 1855 anläßlich des 100. Geburtstages des großen Anatomen. Soemmerrings Sohn Dettmar Wilhelm gab sie vermutlich als Leihgabe dem Copernicus-Verein in Soemmerrings Geburtsort Thorn, wo sie in der Aula des Gymnasiums aufgestellt wurde. Wann sie nach Frankfurt zurückkam, läßt sich nicht mehr nachvollziehen; sie stand zunächst lange Zeit vor dem Festsaal der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, bevor sie zwischen 1905 und 1909 wahrscheinlich als Eigentum dieser Gesellschaft im Lesesaal der Stadtbibliothek aufgestellt wurde. Die Stadtbibliothek wurde im Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört" (und implicite die Büste). - Der Physikalische Verein (Frankfurt a.M.) hingegen schreibt auf seiner Website: "Eduard von der Launitz hat 1849 eine Büste von Samuel Thomas von Soemmering geschaffen, die noch im Physikalischen Verein vorhanden ist (einzige Büste überhaupt)". - - Nachfragen beim Physikalischen Verein blieben bedauerlicherweise unbeantwortet, so dass unklar ist, ob es sich bei dessen Büste und bei der von Rösler für zerstört gehaltenen um Abgüsse handelt, oder ob es nicht doch stets nur diese "einzige Büste überhaupt" gab, die über Umwege zurück in die Familie kam und nun hier angeboten wird.

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        C. Julii C?saris, Qu? Extant / Interpretatione Et Notis Illustravit Johannes Godvinus, in Usum Delphini

      Londini; W. Inny And S. Richardson, 1755, Hardback, Editio SextaFinely bound in modern [period sympathetic] aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional detail on request. ; 490 pages; Physical desc. : pp. 490. 8º. Folding maps. Index and vocabularium. Works; Latin.

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        Histoire des Juifs et des peuples voisins, depuis la décadence des Royaumes d'Israël & de Juda jusqu'à la mort de Jésus Christ. Par M. Prideaux, Doyen de Norwich. Traduite de L'anglois.

      chez Arkstée & Merkus 1755 - Amsterdam & Leipzig, chez Arkstée & Merkus, 1755. 6 vol. in l2 de CVII-362pp., 424pp., 368pp., 408pp., 404pp., 256-CXCIIpp., reliures en plein veau havane marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison de maroquin vert, tranches rouges, titre doré, coiffe inférieure du tome VI. légèrement émoussée, plats, charnières, coiffes, coupes frottés, quelques épidermures, ex-libris contrecollés sur les premiers contreplats et cachet bleu d'appartenance privée sur les pages de titre des deux premiers tomes et sur les deuxièmes pages des quatre derniers tomes, titre sur les pages de titre en rouge et noir, chaque frontispice orné d'une gravure, quatre cartes dépliantes au tome I., une carte dépliante aux tomes II., III., IV., V., un tableau chronologique au tome VI., bon et bel exemplaire. Humphrey Prideaux (1648-1724) fut évèque de Norwicch. Il écrivit plusieurs pamphlets: ''Life of Mahomet" (1697); une attaque contre les musulmans et l'Islam, "The validity of the orders of the Church of England" (1688), ''Letter to a friend on the present convocation" (1690), "The case of clandestine mariages state'', il fut considéré plus comme étant un homme politique qu'un véritable homme d'église. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Eastern Canada- Newfoundland, Gulf of St. Lawrence): Partie Orientale De La Nouvelle France Ou Du Canada

      Paris 1755 - VG, copperplate engraving with minimal browning at centerfold (old glue) with two tiny wormholes at upper map edge in blank area (barely visible). B&W as issued. This is one of the large format maps by this well known French cartographer (the first chief cartographer of the French Hydrographic Office). This is a very attractive and detailed image with the environs of the St. Lawrence river and gulf, Newfoundland, Anticosti Island, St. Jean Island, Isle Royale, Acadie and much more. This is probably from ATLAS MAJOR (Homann Heirs- per cartouche). Coastal region from Cape Cod northward to Cape Rond. A tiny red dot, added later, marks the environs of Quebec. The image measures 17x21 inches (43x53cm). Kershaw 690.

      [Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books]
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        Beyträge zum Nutzen und Vergnügen. Für die Leser der Pommer- und Rügenschen Intelligenzen.

      Greifswald. Struck.1755/56.. 2 Jahrgänge. 22 x 18 cm. 3 Blatt, 206 Seiten, 3 Blatt, 1 Blatt, 226 Seiten. Neuer Halbledereinband.. Seltene Zeitschrift die nach unseren Recherchen nur von 1753 - 1757 erschien. Hier vorhanden die Jahrgänge 1755 und 1756. Im ersten Jahrgang werden 52 Artikel aufgeführt (einer je Woche) im zweiten ebenso. Wie häufig bei derartigen Zeitschriften werden alle Gebiete behandelt. Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Partie De L'Amerique Septentrionale qui comprend le cours de l'Ohio, la Nlle Angleterre, La Nlle York, le New Jersey, La Pensyvanie, Le Maryland la Virgine, la Caroline

      Paris 1755 - An important map of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States during the French Indian wars., Size : 490x625 (mm), 19.25x24.625 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha. To Which is Prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life. Translated By T[obias] Smollett (2 volumes)

      London: A. Millar, T. Osborn, T. And T. Longman, C. Hitch, L. Hawes, J. Hodges and J. And J. Rivington, 1755. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. T. Hayman, Engraved By Various Artists (Grignion, Ravenet, Scotin, Etc.). Book. 4to - over 9?. First Smollett edition. Palau 52485. 28 engraved plates after Francis Hayman. Plates are 11 by 9 inches each. 2 vols. [4] + xxviii + 403 + [1] + viii + 466 + [1] pp. Rebacked, with modern calf spines with five raised bands each, with morocco lettering pieces, over contemporary calf boards. Contents lightly toned, and some light offsetting from plates. Some minor soilage besides. Shelfwear to calf boards, with lower corner of first volume chipped and with raw spot. All corners have some bumping. Other rub or worn spots. Minor creasing or crinkles on a few preliminary pages (endpapers) but tight and sturdy overall. A very good copy of a highly sought after and beautiful edition. See Ray, the Illustrator and the Book in England, page 5, for description of this edition.

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        Traité des Arbres et Arbustes qui se cultivent en France en pleine terre.

      Paris, H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1755. 2 volumes. 4to (250 x 195mm). pp. (4), lxii, 368; (2), 387, with 4 (3 folded) engraved plates, 250 full-page woodcuts and 190 small engravings (of botanical details) in the text. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with 6 raised bands, richly gilt ornaments and 2 gilt lettered lables (skilful repair to hinges). A fine copy of the first edition of this great French classic on trees and shrubs with the famous Matthiolus woodcuts. "During the seventeenth century engraving on metal began to replace woodcuts in botanical illustration, but the Mattioli blocks were so outstanding that they were bought by a French botanist of the following century, Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-82), who used a hundred and fifty-four of them to illustrate the two volumes of his 'Traité des Arbres et Arbustes' in 1755./As he said in his preface, 'J'ai eu le bonheur de recouvrer presque toutes les planches de la belle édition latine de Matthiole de Valgrisi: les Imprimeurs de mon Ouvrage ont fait graver avec soin celles qui y manquoient'. The hundred or so extra woodcuts of post-Mattioli plants may have been done with care, as he says, but they are incredibly stiff and lifeless, looking like the work of unskilled amateurs in comparison with that of Liberale and Meyerpeck" (S. Raphael. Mattioli's Herbal). A number of Duhamel's woodblocks of Mattioli were rediscovered some time ago and were offered for sale by Antiquariaat Junk, but are no longer available.//Provenance: Inside frontcover with Royal Horticultural Society. Lindley Library cancelled bookplate//Nissen BBI, 547.

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        LA PHYSIQUE DES ARBRES; ou il est traite de l'anatomie des plantes et de l'economie vegetale: Pour fervir d'Introduction au Traite complet des Bois & des Forests avec une Dissertation sur l'utilite des Methodes de Botanique; & une Explication des termes propres a cette Science, & qui font en usage pour l 'exploitation des Bois & des Forets [Edition Originale illustrée 1758]

      1755 - 2 volumes, reliure plein veau havane in-quarto (binding full calfskin in-quarto) (20,5 x 26,2 cm), (reliure de l'époque), dos 5 nerfs (spine with 5 raised bands) entre-nerfs à encadrement à double filets or avec à fleuron central au fer plein et rinceaux aux angles avec des petits fers en remplissage (between the raised bands double gilt lines - floweret with hollowed out blocking stamp - with foliages executed in the curved lines in angles - with small blocking stamp in filling) - pièce de titre comportant le titre abrégé de l'ouvrage sur fond bordeaux dans un encadrement à double filets or (label of the title with the title abbreviated by the work with double gilt lines), pièces de tomaison (volume numbering) sur fond maroquin bordeaux avec filet et roulette "fleur de lys" or, rinceaux en tête et en pied (top and at the foot of spine with foliages carried out with the curved line), roulette en place des nerfs, plats trés légèrement frottés (lightly rubbed cover), double filet or sur les coupes (gilt line on the cuts), marque-page en tissu vert (bookmark in green tissue), toutes tranches lisses jaspées rouges, pages de garde peignées à motif "coquille sur fond caillouté" (painting endpapers - model shell on paved bottom), signature EX-LIBRIS à l'encre brune en haut de la page de faux-titre : "Marquis de FALAISEAU (Etienne)", orné : Tome 1: faux-titre, titre, un faux-feuillet d'errata non chiffré, vignette en-tête de Préface gravée, 307 pages, avec 28 planches gravées dépliantes. Tome 2: faux-titre, titre, 432 pages, avec 22 planches gravées dépliantes. Complet des 50 planches gravées dépliantes, pages avec Approbation & Privilège du Roi, 1758 Paris Chez Guerin et Delatour Editeurs, Edition Originale.(complet collationné).Première édition de ce traité d'anatomie et physiologie botanique, et de botanique. Comme le résume Duhamel de Monceau lui-même, cet ouvrage a pour but "d'examiner successivement la structure de ces différentes parties des Arbres [racines, troncs, branches, rameaux, bourgeons, boutons, feuilles et épines], et de rapporter ce qu'on a pu découvrir sur leur formation et leurs usages[semences, germination, plaies, greffes, nutrition, mouvement de la sève, et les maladies des arbres]". L'ouvrage se clôt par un Dictionnaire de botanique et d'agriculture de plus de 60 pages. 50 planches repliées montrent des coupes d'anatomie de l'arbre, des manières de greffer ou soigner certaines maladies arboricoles. Bel exemplaire dans sa reliure du temps, .RARISSIME. en Bon Etat malgré le léger défaut signalé ( very good condition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France (2 Tomes - Complet). Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France, sur les Questions les plus importantes de Droit Civil, de Coutume, de Matières Criminelles & Bénéficiales, & de Droit Public. Tome Premier, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1660, jusqu'en 1678 ; Tome Second, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1679, jusqu'en 1700

      Cavelier 1755 - Quatrième édition, revue, corrigée et Augmentée, 2 vol. in-folio reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée marron, dos à 6 nerfs orné (fleurons), Chez Cavelier, Paris, 1755, 1 f. blanc, 14 ff. (titre, avis, épistre, tables), 964 pp., 17 ff. n. ch. ; 7 ff., 1042 pp. (texte sur deux colonnes) : Titre complet : Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France (2 Tomes - Complet). Journal du Palais, ou Recueil des Principales Décisions de Tous les Parlemens et Cours Souveraines de France, sur les Questions les plus importantes de Droit Civil, de Coutume, de Matières Criminelles & Bénéficiales, & de Droit Public. Tome Premier, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1660, jusqu'en 1678 ; Tome Second, contenant les arrêts depuis l'année 1679, jusqu'en 1700 Rare exemplaire de la dernière édition (très enrichi par rapport aux précédentes éditions) de l'un des plus célèbre (et des meilleurs) des recueils d'arrêts. Camus & Dupin, 1819, 888 : "Ce Recueil est, sans contredit, le meilleur de ceux des arrêts du parlement de Paris". Etat satisfaisant (qq. accrocs en coiffes, fentes en mors, plats et coupes frottés avec petits mq., bon état intérieur) Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait, Schabkunstblatt (Plattengröße 31,3 x 19,3 cm).

      - Leupold ad vivum pinx. I.I. Haid excudit A.V. (Augsburg). - Schabkunst aus J.Bruckner, Bilder-sal heutiges Tages lebender Schriftsteller, Zehntes Zehend, Augsburg, 1755, Blattgröße 37 x 22 cm. Hüftbild von vorn hinter einer Brüstung, mit der Rechten über Büchern und Manuskirpten demonstrierend, sich mit dem linken Arm auf einen Sockel stützend, darauf das freiherliche Wappen mit Schildhaltern. Unten 5 Zeilen lateinischen Textes. Die Unterschrift bezeichnet van Swieten als Mitglied gelehrter Gesellschaften in Paris und Bologna. - Gerhard van Swieten (1700-72), M.D. Leyden. Physician to the Empress Maria Theresia; founder of Vienna Medical School. - Portr. Wellcome Inst. Hist. Med., R.Burgess No.2861.1.

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        Gentleman and the Cabinet-Maker's Director

      London: Hudson Scott & Sons. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Frontispiece missing but all 161 plates present. Minor foxing and marks. Library Stamps. 1755. First Edition. Professional red cloth library rebind. 460mm x 280mm (18" x 11"). 161 plates 18"x10". Ex Newcastle upon Tyne Library. Library rebind. Rubbed extremities. Minor nicks. Circular blind stamp (Newcastle City Libraries) on back cover. Ex-lib # at spine heel. Title page missing. New eps. Some ex-lib stamps. Tightly bound.Plates: High quality hand pressed plates (161) present and complete, each with circular ex-lib stamp on border. Some light working penciling. Some marginal thumbing. Occasional light edge stains & foxing. .

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        The Court and City Kalendar, or Gentleman's Register, For the Year 1755. Containing, I. Rider's Almanack. II. New and Exact Lists of Both Houses of Parliament. III. The Court Register. IV. Lists of the Army and Navy.

      London: Printed for J. Fuller (etc.), 1755 - 24mo, viii, [48] (Rider's British Merlin in red and black), [2]. 155, [1] pp.; pen notes in an old hand on blanks and verso of title (includes the address of a good chimney sweep), margins cut down but no letters hit, contemporary full leather rubbed and dry, especially at spine, and the covering of the front board detached, only light general age toning to text and block well sewn. Photos available upon request.

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        An Essay Upon the Life, Writings, and Character, of Dr. Jonathan Swift. Interspersed with some occasional Animadversions Upon the Remarks of a late critical Author, And upon the Observations of an anonymous Writer on those Remarks. By Deane Swift, Esq; [sic] To which is added, That Sketch of Dr. Swift's Life, written by the Doctor himself, which was lately presented By the Author of this Essay to the University Of Dublin

      London: Printed for Charles Bathhurst, 1755 - The first biography of Swift, written by Deane Swift, the cousin of Jonathan; of special interest for its treatment of Jonathan's relations to his contemporaries. It includes unpublished letters from Dr. Swift, and a good deal of material by others of his circle. Lovely copy of an important biographical source First edition. 8vo. [4], 375, [1, ad], 53 pp. Contemporary speckled calf. Fine. Interesting arly gift inscription on front pastedown "Edmund (?) Brydges; The Gift of Sir Mark Stuart Playdell, Barnt, at Coleshill, July 16, 1755". Teerink 1345; Rothschild 1989 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Méthode pour apprendre le dessin, où l'on donne les Regles générales de ce grand Art, & des préceptes pour en acquérir la connoissance, & s'y perfectionner en peu de tems

      Imprimerie de l'Auteur 1755 - "Enrichie de cent Planches représentant diférentes parties du Corps Humain d'après RAPHAEL & les autres grands Maîtres, plusieurs Figures Académiques dessinées d'après nature par M. COCHIN, les proportions & les mesures des plus beaux Antiques qui se voient en Italie & quelques études d'Animaux & de Paysage." In-4 de vii p. (préface) puis 156 p. de texte réparties en 8 chapitres, et 96 planches gravées hors-texte (manquent les n° 45, 80, 90 et 91) d'après des dessins de Raphaël, Rubens, Titien, Le Brun, Boucher, Cochin. Reliure d'époque en plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons. Manques sur les coins et le mors inférieur, restaurations sur les coiffes et les coins, très léger travail de vers dans le coin supérieur d'une partie des planches et très rares traces d'humidité. Mais la reliure se tient bien et l'intérieur reste très frais. Bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gentleman and the Cabinet-Maker's Director

      London: Hudson Scott & Sons. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Frontispiece missing but all 161 plates present. Minor foxing and marks. Library Stamps. 1755. First Edition. Professional red cloth library rebind. 460mm x 280mm (18" x 11"). 161 plates 18"x10". Ex Newcastle upon Tyne Library. Library rebind. Rubbed extremities. Minor nicks. Circular blind stamp (Newcastle City Libraries) on back cover. Ex-lib # at spine heel. Title page missing. New eps. Some ex-lib stamps. Tightly bound.Plates: High quality hand pressed plates (161) present and complete, each with circular ex-lib stamp on border. Some light working penciling. Some marginal thumbing. Occasional light edge stains & foxing. .

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        Essai sur la police générale des grains, sur leurs prix & sur les effets de l'agriculture

      Berlin 1755 - One volume in 12mo; XVIII, 435, (1) PP.; contemp. mottled calf, spine fully gilt in compartments with gilt lettering-piece, marbled endpapers, red edges, back cover with small wormhole, contemporary ink annotations to front fly-leaf and title page, else clean and crisp, a good copy. Fourth edition, greatly expanded. Herbert (1700-58) was farmer-general of the royal mail coaches and one of the first to advocate free trade of corn in France. For McCulloch this work is an excellent treatise which may be placed at the head of the works on commerce that had appeared in France. McCulloch p. 84, Higgs 987, Kress 6443, INED 2256 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opuscula pathalogica. accedunt experimenta de respiratione.

      . Lausannae, Sumpt Marci-Mic Bousquet & Soc., 1755, 8°, 304 pp., 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, feiner Pappband d.Zt.. First Edition! - - The first complete edition of Haller's "De respiratione experimenta anatomica,Quibus Aeris Inter Pulmonem et Pleuram, Absentia Demonstratur, et Musculorum Intercostalium Internorum Officium Adseritur" is also included in this book. The first two parts were published in 1746 and 1747 while the third was published in Opuscula sua anatomica in 1751. The fourth part together with a new preface for the entire work is printed here for the first time. It is the first investigation into the role that the intercostal muscles have in respiration. A special section following this work contains a bibliography of Haller's works. - - Albrecht von Haller (1708-1877) here presents sixty-two selected case histories with related autopsy findings for a wide variety of disease conditions. In discussing the pathology of a case of torticollis, he expressed doubts about the therapeutic effectiveness of myotomy. He was well aware of the dangers of tracheal and vascular compression in individuals with large goiters, and was perhaps the first to describe calcification of the pericardium. By experimenting with dogs and cats, he showed that fluid is swallowed and aspirated into the lungs during drowning while this does not happen when the body is submerged after death. -cf. Heirs of Hippocrates - - Heirs of Hippocrates No.884; Bedford; Wellcome III p.199; Waller 4015. Blocker Coll., p.177; Bedford Cat. 897 - 1756 English translation, though this omitted the tract on respiration.

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        Portrait, Schabkunstblatt (Plattengröße 31,3 x 19,3 cm).

      . Leupold ad vivum pinx. I.I. Haid excudit A.V. (Augsburg). - Schabkunst aus J.Bruckner, Bilder-sal heutiges Tages lebender Schriftsteller, Zehntes Zehend, Augsburg, 1755, Blattgröße 37 x 22 cm.. Hüftbild von vorn hinter einer Brüstung, mit der Rechten über Büchern und Manuskirpten demonstrierend, sich mit dem linken Arm auf einen Sockel stützend, darauf das freiherliche Wappen mit Schildhaltern. Unten 5 Zeilen lateinischen Textes. Die Unterschrift bezeichnet van Swieten als Mitglied gelehrter Gesellschaften in Paris und Bologna. - Gerhard van Swieten (1700-72), M.D. Leyden. Physician to the Empress Maria Theresia; founder of Vienna Medical School. - Portr. Wellcome Inst. Hist. Med., R.Burgess No.2861.1.

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        COMMENTARIUS IUS SUSATENSE ANTIQUISSIMUM EX GENUINIS LEGUM ET ANTIQUITATUM GERMANICARUM FONTIBUS AD ILLUSTRANDAM IURISPRUDENTIAM GERMANICAM DEDUCTUS [G]

      Adami Melchiorus, Francofurti/ Lipsiae 1755 - 18th Century; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; 190, [10] pages; A work of law largely in Latin with some parallel low German. Title page printed in red and black. Head pieces and tail pieces. In later binding. Graphic of book exterior available. Provenance Karl Schaub- bookplate. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; 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

      London: W. Strahan for J. And P. Knapton et al, 1755. Two volumes complete - Volume One - [A]2, B-K2, a-c2, d1, B-13A, 13B-14Z and Volume Two - Par1, 15A-16Z, 17A-17Z1, 18A-22E, 22F-22Z, 23A-27D2, 27E-28Z1, 29A-31C2. Modern full morocco, raised bands, spine in seven panels, old leather title label to second panel. Covers slightly rubbed, one or two spots of discolouring, light damp staining to foot of covers. Internally lightly browned throughout, ink stain to fore-edge of last few signatures of volume one, mainly to text-block, but just creeping over onto fore-edge of the last few pages, ink spots to 9O2v. Both front endpapers have repairs to margins, previous owners names to endpapers. Titles in red and black. One of two thousand copies issued. Fleeman 54.4D/1a; PMM 201; Rothschild 1237. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good. Folio.

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        Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland . . .

      Paris 1755 - Original outline color; excellent condition with a strong impression. Excellent example of the French edition of the definitive colonial map of Virginia and Maryland, which ¿became the preeminent map of Virginia for the remainder of the eighteenth century¿ (Stephenson & McKee). It appeared just a few years after the original edition, which is believed to have been published between 1753 and 1754. Moreover, most surviving copies of the English edition were printed in the 1770's and therefore postdate this French edition. The map had semi-official status, as it was the result of orders from the Board of Trade to colonial governors to prepare maps of their provinces. Another impetus for the map was the great westward push of settlement toward the Valley of Virginia. The map "shows distances between Virginia cities. It is also the first printed map to show parallel ridges and valleys in the Appalachian Mountain range in their correct direction" -- Schwartz/Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, pp. 158-59. Peter Jefferson was the father of the third president and Surveyor of Albemarle County. Cf. Stephenson & McKee, Virginia in Maps, Map II-21A-D; Pedley 470, state 3.

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

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

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        Partie De L'Amerique Septentrionale . qui comprend Le Cours De L'Ohio, La Nlle. Angleterre, La Nlle York, Le New Jersey, La Pensylvanie, Le Maryland, La Virginie, La Caroline

      1755. Paris 1755 - Finely engraved French map of the eastern coast of North America, with original outline in watercolor. Title depicted within a cartouche. Part of Carolina is shown inset. Robert de Vaugondy were leading map makers in eighteenth century France. In, 1757, they published The Atlas Universal, one of the most important atlases of the 18th century. This is extracted from that atlas. This is one of the earliest maps to place the names of the Indian Villages of Owegy (Owego), Ossiningo (Binghamton) and Onaquaga (Deposit area). .

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        An Essay Upon the Life, Writings, and Character, Of Dr. Jonathan Swift

      Interspersed with some occasional Animadversions Upon the Remarks of a late critical Author, And upon the Observations of an anonymous Writer on those Remarks. By Deane Swift, Esq; [sic] To which is added, That Sketch of Dr. Swift&#146;s Life, written by the Doctor himself, which was lately presented By the Author of this Essay to the University Of Dublin. London, Printed for Charles Bathurst, at the Cross-Keys, Opposite St. Dunstan&#146;s Church in Fleetstreet [sic]. 1755. Demy 8vo; blank before half-title; Errata leaf at end; pp.[vi (unpaged)]+375+[i (publisher&#146;s advertisements)]+53 (last page Errata)+[i (blank)]; [A]<SUP>3</SUP>, B - I, K - U, X -Z, Aa<SUP>8</SUP>, Bb<SUP>4</SUP>; [2]A - [2]C<SUP>8</SUP>, [2]D<SUP>3</SUP>; original blue-grey paper covered boards, cream paper spine, label; a.e. uncut. Recently re-backed with period paper in imitation of the original, and with new end-papers of period paper; original boards a little scuffed and marked; Q7 and 8, and R1, 2, 3, and 4 show some foxing to blank lower margins; S4 and S5 slit from the lower margins into text (v. note) this being repaired without the use of tissue and without loss of text; flaw in blank lower margin of 2A6; otherwise a very nice copy. The first state of text, with S4 and S5 slit for cancellation, but not cancelled, l.18 on p.263 reading &#145;Dean WINTER&#146; in upper and lower case instead of &#145;DEAN WINTER&#146; all in upper case. This is sufficient to distinguish the cancels, but there are other differences: the catchwords on pp.263, 264, and 265 reading respectively here &#145;extreamly&#146;, &#145;VANESSA&#146;S&#146;, and &#145;the&#146; rather than &#145;have&#146;, &#145;HERSED&#146;, and &#145;gion&#146;, the text being also differently arranged, the first prose paragraph on p.265 being moved in the cancel and run on after &#145;concubine&#146; at the foot of p.263 and top of p.264. CBEL, II, p.581; Rothschild, 1989; Teerink-Scouten, 1345; ESTC, T148532: none of these noting the cancels. With the initial blank not present in the rebound Rothschild copy, but without the two added leaves of trade (R. Thyer) advertisements present there. Coincidences of the chainlines combined with faint off-printing suggest that the Errata leaf, though numbered as p.53 of the second part, was actually printed as A2 of the first part (the prelims. having, as usual, been printed last), the present A2 and A3 being actually A3 and A4, and together with the four leaves of gathering Bb completing a full sheet, whilst gathering D of the second part was printed as a separate quarter sheet. In this copy F3 is signed E3; p.19 is paged 16; p159, 195; p.209, 181; p.212, 184; p.213, 177; p.216, 180; p.217, 189; p.226, 227; p.274, 275 and p.275, 274 the first letter of the first three lines on p.164 is raised above the line: all this as in every copy we have seen. The page number to p.93 is here perfect, however, suggesting perhaps an early state, as in some other copies seen it has been badly battered. The first biography of Swift, written by Deane Swift, the father of Theophilus and the cousin of Jonathan. It treats in especial of the great satirist&#146;s relations to his contemporaries. Included in the text are unpublished letters from Dr. Swift, and a good deal of material by others of his circle, (among this a poem by &#145;Stella&#146;). The front blank bears the contemporary inscription &#145;D: N: 1755 - Read&#146; All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        L'Office de la Quinzaine de Pasque, Latin-Francois, a l'Usage de Rome et de Paris, pour la Maison de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans, Premier Prince du Sang

      chez d'Houry, seul Imprimeur-Librare de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans, Paris 1755 - Octavo. Frontispiece illustration, some head and tail pieces. . Slight rubbing of edges and spine bands, else fine full brown leather, with the armorial plate of Louis-Philippe Ier, duc d'Orl&#142;ans (1725-1785) on covers, extra gilt, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Chez le Rouge, rue des Augustins, Paris 1755 - 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 Île 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

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        HISTOIRE ET COMMERCE DES COLONIES ANGLOISES, Dans L'Amerique Septentrionale, Où l'on trouve l'état actuel de leur population, & des détails curieux fur la constitution de leur gouvernement, principalement fur celui de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, de la Pensilvanie, de la Caroline & de la Géorgie

      London Chez Le Breton 1755 - First edition. 12mo, in an early binding of marbled boards backed in cloth, gilt spine. xxiv, 336. With small library stamp on the title-page and verso, small library label at the foot of the spine, otherwise a near-fine copy. John Huske's "The Present State of North America, London, 1735" is principally translated from this work. Very scarce in the first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire d'architecture civile et hydraulique, et des arts qui en dépendent: comme la maçonnerie, la charpenterie, la menuiserie, la serrurerie, le jardinage, &c. la construction des ponts & chaussées, des ecluses, & de tous les ouvrages hydrauliques. Ouvrage servant de suite au Cours d'architecture du même auteur. Nouvelle édition corrigée, & considérablement augmentée.

      1755 - Paris, chez C. A. Jombert, 1755. Large 4:o. XIV,366,(2) pp. & 1 printed table. Contemporary slightly worned marbled calf with raised bands and gilt spine. Red edges. A crack in the upper part of front hinge and a few wormholes in the lower part of the spine. Occasional foxing and minor stains. A few pages slightly browned. With the signature of Åke Setterwall dated 1939. Brunet II 540. Complete. First separate edition. This work was previously published as a part of the author's "Cours d'architecture" with the title "Explication des termes d'architecture". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Canada Louisane et Terres Angloises

      Paris 1755 - There is an inset map entitled "Le Fleuve Saint-Laurent" in the lower right hand corner., Size : 865x1140 (mm), 34x44.875 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline, 0 Excellent laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation

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        The Miscellaneous Works of the Late Reverend and Learned Conyers Middleton, DD. 5 volume set

      London R. Manby in the Old Bailey, near Ludgate-hill; and H.S. Cox in Pater-noster Row 1755. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Spines scuffed. Offsetting from title portrait in volume I and some marks in margins of preface section otherwise overall contents bright. Heraldic book-plate on paste-downs First Edition Contemporary calf 220mm x 120mm (9" x 5"). 427pp; 456pp; 468pp; 408pp; 372pp, + index. Engraved portrait frontispiece in volume I, and fold out plan in volume IV. Heraldic book-plate of Henry Cockburn 'Vigilans et Audax.'.

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        Canada et Louisiane

      Paris 1755 - 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. 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.

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        A Select Collection of Original Letters; Written by the most Eminent Persons, on various Entertaining Subjects, And on many Important Occasions: From the Reign of Henry the Eighth, to the present Time.

      London: Printed for J. and J. Rivington. and R. and J. Dodsley. 1755 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 2 volumes. 12mo, 194 x 114 mms., pp. v [vi blank], 336; [ii], 303 [304 blank], original boards, uncut, with ms. label "Dodsley's Letters" on each spine; occasional contemporary ink annotation slight cracking of front joint volume 1, spines a bit soiled, but a very good set as originally issued. John Duncombe (1729 - 1786), like many Church of England clergymen in the 18th century, was also a writer on a wide variety of topics, including a much-admired poem celebrating the accomplishments of British women, the Feminiad (1754); his wife, Susannah Duncombe (neé Highmore) was an accomplished poet and artist. This volume contains letters by Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh, John Locke, Queen Anne, the Ear of Rochester, George Etherege, William Wycherley, William Congreve, Dean Swift, Alexander Pope, the Duke of Marlborough, Elizabeth Rowe, and number by "Mrs. Jones to the Hon. Miss Lovelace." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Churfürstlich-Mayntzische Land-Recht und Ordnungen. Für sämtliche Chur-Mayntzische Landen, Ausschließlich deren Erffurtischen und Eichsfeldischen, Sodann Deren Gemein-Herrschafftlichen Orthen. Wornach In Jurisdictional- Judicial- Civil- und Criminal- Policey- und sonstigen Rechts-Vorfallenheiten sich zu achten ist. Mit Churfüstl. gnädigstem Privilegio. Aufgelegt von dem S. Rochi Hospital.,

      Mainz, J. L. Ockel, 1755 - Ein ganzseitiges, gestochenes Wappen-Frontispiz von W. C. Rücker, mehrere großformatige Holzschnitt-Vignetten, eine figürliche Holzschnitt-Initiale, 3 nn. Bll., 151 Seiten, 9 nn. Seiten (Register), 3 nn. Blatt. Stobbe II, 411 f. - "ein Landrecht, welches durch den Mainzischen Geh. Rath. Itzstein ausgearbeitet sein soll, von dem Kurfürsten Johann Friedrich Karl erlassen und in Verbindung mit einer Landesordnung administrativen, polizeilichen und strafrechtlichen Inhalts, und mit der Untergerichts- und der Hofgerichtsordnung." (Stobbe). - Einband stärker berieben, Kapitale stärker beschabt u. mit minimalen Fehlstellen, Vorsätze fleckig, Titel mit kl. Stempel, die ersten u. letzten Bll. teils etwas fleckig, Rückseite des Frontispiz und 2 der zusätzlich eingebundenen 3 nn. Bll. am Ende, mit hs. zeitgenössischen Kommentaren u. Ergänzungen. Gutes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Folio, priv. brauner Halblederbd. der Zeit mit Lederecken und marmorierten Deckeln.

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        Essai sur la fortification. A La Haye, de l&#39;imprimerie de Daniel Monnier, MDCCLV. Am Ende: A La Haye, de l&#39;imprimerie de Daniel Monnier, MDCCLV

      Den Haag, Gosse 1755. 22 cm. Kupfertitel, 4, (4), 186 Seiten und 8 ausfaltbare Kupfertafeln und 20 gestochenen Vignetten auf Textseiten von J. V. Schley. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Barbier II, 240 c - Jordan 1706 - Die Kupfer zeigen Grundrisse und Pläne, die Vignetten mit Geschützen und Ansichten verschiedener Befestigungsarten. Etwas berieben, stellenweise Feuchtigkeitsränder. - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Die grünen Armpolypen. Die geschwänzten und ungeschwänzten zackigen Wasserflöhe und eine besondere Art kleiner Wasseraale.

      Regensburg, Emanuel Adam Weiß, 1755. - Large 4to. (6), 94 pp. With 3 folding coloured engr. plates. Unsophisticated, clean contemp. boards. All edges red. First edition. - One of several works by the Regensburg naturalist about lower animals. The meticulously coloured plates show water fleas, polyps, and eels. A fine copy. Nissen (BBI) 3622. Cobres 371, 20. Cf. Reich 54. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

      London A Millar 1755. Some foxing and page-edge browning. Modern rebind First Edition Brown hardback boards with tooled brown leather spine 170mm x 100mm (7" x 4"). 228pp.

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        MEMOIRES ECRITS PAR ELLE-MEME.

      - A Londres, 1755. 3 volumes in-12, plein veau raciné du temps, dos lisses ornés de faux nerfs dorés formant des caissons ornés de petits fers aux angles et de fleurons centraux, tranches marbrées, (1f+ft+t+321+1f),(1f+ft+t+298),(1f+ft+t+284pp+1f). Cachets de bibliothèque, sinon ensemble plaisant, propre et bien relié.EDITION ORIGINALE; celle décrite par Brunet (23899) est en 4 volumes (également imprimée à Londres), de même que Rahir (p. 645). Les mémoires en eux-mêmes sont complets, notre édition se terminant par ces mots: "madame de Staal, femme du capitaine aux gardes Suisses, maréchal de camp, est morte cette nuit". Un 4° volume publié la même année comporte 2 pièces supplémentaires. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Reduite des Detroits de Malaca, Sincapour, et du Gouverneur

      Department de la Marine, Paris 1755 - The areas that are depicted by the map are the southern tip of Malaysia, the Straits of Malacca, the northern coast of Sumatra and finally Singapore. There is also and inset showing the different elevations of the islands that are present. The large cartouche that is located in the lower left also includes a dedication in addition to the title., Size : 570x885 (mm), 22.375x34.875 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline Very Good, minor restoration along the central fold.

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