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        Mémoires de monsieur de Guay-Trouin, lieutenant général des armées navales, commandeur de l'Ordre Royal & Militaire de S. Loüis

      Amsterdam: Chez Pierre Mortier, 1756. Full Calf. Fine. Later edition (first published in Amsterdam, 1730) of the memoirs of one of the most illustrious French seamen and corsairs. 12mo; xxxix, [9]tables, 312pp, with an engraved frontispiece and six (of seven) folding plates. Bound in full mottled calf with a flat richly gilt spine divided into six compartments by triple rules, a red morocco gilt label in the second; all edges stained red, marbled end papers, book label of P. Gaingnot-P. au Mans. Lower joint very skillfully repaired, all else Fine, with the pages and plates pristine. The highly accomplished engravings, by J. P. Le Bas and A. Coquart, include the frontispiece portrait of the author, a view of a French man-of-war with parts labeled, three (of four) folding views of naval engagements, and a folding plan of Rio de Janeiro and vicinity in 1711. Also included are lists of ships and crews under Du Guay-Trouin's command in various campaigns. OCLC Number: 6986612. Keynes, p. 117. Borba de Moraes. Gibson's Library, p. 115. In 1710, Francois du Clerc led a French expedition against Rio de Janeiro, then considered impregnable, but the greater part of his force was captured. The following year, however, after an 11-day battle, du Guay-Trouin occupied the city for some two months, holding the governor for ransom, ransacking the churches and plundering their treasures.

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        Veduta interna della Camera sepolcrale dirimpetto alla Chiesa di S. Sebastiano fuori delle mura

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Le Antichitá Romane" 1756. 42.5x51 cm. - Wilton-Ely 401 - Innere Ansicht des Grabgebäudes gegenüber der Kirche San Sebastiano. Titel von separater Platte unter die Abb. gedruckt. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        Veduta esterna delle tre Sale sepolcrali, credute della Famiglia d'

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Le Antichitá Romane" 1756. 37.5x50.5 cm. - Wilton-Ely 398 - Äußere Ansicht der drei Grabkammern, die dem Haushalt des Augustus zugeschrieben werden. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        The Attorney's Compleat Pocket-Book. Containing Near Four Hundred.

      1756 - [Forms]. [Great Britain]. By an Attorney at Law, Author of the Practice Epitomized. The Attorney's Compleat Pocket-Book. Containing Near Four Hundred of Such Choice and Approved Precedents, In Law, Equity, And Conveyancing As an Attorney May Have Occasion For, When Absent from His Office; Digested Under the Following Heads; Acknowledgements. Acquittances. Affidavits. Agreements. Appointments. Assignments. Awards. Bail-Pieces. Bargains and Sales. Bills. Bonds. Covenants. Defeasances. Distress for Rent. Exchanges. Fines. Gifts. Grants. Leases. Lease and Release. Letters of Attorney. Letters of Licence and Composition. Livery of Seisin and Attornments. Memorials. Mortgages. Notices. Partition. Petitions. Promissory Notes. Protections. Recoveries. Releases. Revocations. Separation. Settlements. Tickets. Uses. Warrants. Wills. Calculated for the Use of Practisers in General, But More Particularly for the Assistance of Country Attornies and Their Clerks: Also Necessary for Gentlemen, Landlords, Stewards, Tenants, &c. &c. &c. Corrected, With Large Additions. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1756. Two volumes. [iv], 222, [xxii]; [iv], 324, [viii], 11 pp. Includes eleven-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules and fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Minor chipping to spine ends, front board of Volume I carefully reattached, corners bumped, joints just starting at ends, hinges cracked, endleaves lacking (except one at beginning of Volume I), later armorial bookplate to each pastedown. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing and dampspotting. Early annotations and signatures to pastedowns and index leaves, interiors otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * Fourth edition. First published in 1741, this useful work went through five more editions, the last one in 1767. Its utility extended from urban law offices to the libraries of "gentlemen" and "country attorneys and their clerks." All edition of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies of this edition in North American law libraries (SMU, University of Georgia). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:263 (17). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Natural History of Aleppo, and Parts Adjacent. Containing A Description of the City, and the Principal Natural Productions in its Neighbourhood; together with An Account of the Climate, Inhabitants, and Diseases; particularly of the Plague, with the Methods used by Europeans for their Preservation

      London : A Millar, 1756 A good copy of the 1st edition of this rare work (actual date 1756 although title page has 1856). With 16 of 17 fine folding black and white plates, 8 drawn by G D Ehret. Alexander Russell was a physician and naturalist, who became a fluent arabic speaker when working in Aleppo. This work provides an authoritative study of Aleppo and the surrounding area, local diseases, and in-depth study of the plague. In contemporary full leather binding with new spine with raised bands and title label, and recovered corners. With armorial bookplate of Mansfeldt Forster Mills on the front pastedown (probably the Director of the Sheffield Banking Company 1821-?1896), and small ink inscription at the top of the title page 'Eliza Mills to her son, N W Mills'. All the plates are folding: 8 botanical (by Ehret), 3 of birds, 2 of fish and 3 of local people. Plate 10 has a crease and Plate 17 is missing. A map from another work showing Canaan has been pasted in at the rear. The binding has some light scuffing to boards, but is in very good condition. Internally, some pages have light brown toning, there is some offsetting from the plates and there is the odd mark/spotting but overall the contents are in good clean condition. A couple of plates have been trimmed quite closely at the bottom margin. 266 pp plus 9 pp index and 1pge Errata.

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        Voyage ? la mer du Sud

      Lyon,: les Freres Duplain,, 1756.. Quarto, title printed in red & black, title vignette and another fine vignette at start of text; title and half-title slightly browned, but a fine copy in a handsome contemporary French binding of mottled calf, ruled in gilt, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, red silk marker. First French edition of this important supplement to the Anson accounts, collecting various accounts of the loss of the Wager and subsequent events from the officers involved, including the narratives of Bulkeley and Cummins (London 1743), Alexander Campbell (Dublin 1747), John Young (London 1751), and Isaac Morris (Dublin 1752).Bulkeley and Cummins, respectively the gunner and carpenter of the doomed vessel, had led the mutinous faction which refused to accompany Cheap, Byron and others northward after the shipwreck, preferring instead to head back through the Straits of Magellan. After marooning several of their number they finally reached safety in Brazil, whence they returned to England.Various versions of this compiled text appeared subsequently including Dutch and German translations.Borba de Moraes, p. 39; Kroepelien, 1084.

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      Hague. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1756. Hardcover. French Language; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; MEMOIRES DE M. DE **** POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DES NEGOCIATIONS DEPUIS LE TRAITE DE RISWICK JUSQU'A LA PAIX D'UTRECHT. [ CT 3 VOLS. ] Vol 1: [half/full title leaves], ("Avertissement") iii, [summary on verso], (text) 368pp, nick to upper margin of title. Vol 2: [title leaf], (summary) [1 leaf] (text) 412pp, lacking Vol 2's half title. Vol 3: [title leaf], (summary) [1 leaf], 439pp. Minor rubbing to extremities. Early full tan calf, ribbed 6-panel spines, green morocco spine labels, gilt flower on each panel. Lovely Near Fine set. Contents firm and clean. This history is invaluable for it's coverage of the War of Spanish Succession, and the Treaty of Riswick between France and Spain where Haiti is shared and Frances concedes Hudson Bay as well as Acadia. .

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        Sammelband mit 13 Predigten

      Mchn. u. Ingolstadt, Craetz u. Summer 1756-58.. 39, 36, 40, 38, 32, 28, 39, 47, 36, 43, 35, 63, 31 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Auf 4 Bünden. Mit Rückenschild. u. Rückengoldpräg. Gut erhaltenes Expl. Wetzer-W. IX, 187ff. - Franz Neumayer S.J. (1697-1765), Kanzelredner u. von 1752-63 Domprediger in Augsburg. "Neben seiner Tätigkeit als Dramenautor gewann Neumayr als asketischer Schriftsteller und streitbarer Verteidiger des Katholizismus gegen Protestanten und Freidenker große Bedeutung." (Seebass). "Alle seine Schriften entspringen dem Streben, das, was er in seinen diversen Ämtern ausgearbeitet hat, breiten Kreisen zugänglich zu machen. Daher fallen seine Schriften in ebenso viele Kategorien, wie er Ämter innehatte. Seine polemischen Schriften gegen die Protestanten begannen alle mit "Frag: ob ..."(Wetzer-W.) - Der vorl. Sammelband enthält: Frag: Ober der Protestantische Religions-Eyfer Evangelisch seye? 2. Aufl. - Ob Die Katholicken Abgötter und Aberglaubige Leuth Seyen? 2. Aufl. - Ob Doctor Luther Das Geistliche Recht Mit Recht Verbrennet habe? 2. Aufl. - Ob Maria Die Mutter Gottes Etwas zu unserem Heyl Beytragen könne? 2. Aufl. - Ob Ein jeder In jener religion sterben därffe, In der er gebohren ist? 2. Aufl. - Ob Unser werthes Teutschland Zur Zeit dessen erster Belehrung Aus dem Heydenthum Papistisch, oder Lutherische Geworden seye? - Ob der Clösterliche Stand Ein Lob-würdiger Stand seye? - Ob Doctor Luther Nicht besser gethan hätte, Wann er sie Faßnacht hätte abgeschafft Und nicht die Fasten? 2. Aufl. - Buß-Predig Zu Versöhnung Deß Göttlichen Zorns, Als Auf Gnädigste Verordnung Ihro Hochfürstl. Durchläucht... 2. Aufl. - Ob die Protestantische Lehre Von Der Höllenfahrt Christi venünffriger seye, als Der Katholicken? - Ob die Herren Protestanten Einen Brieff Für Den Himmel haben? - Ob Petrus Petra Oder Der Felsen seye, Auf welchem Christus seine Kirch gebauet hat? - Ob die Protestantische Kinder Seelig werden können?

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      London: L. Davis and C. Reymers. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1756. Second Edition. Hardcover. Travel; Islands; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; . xxiv, 264pp pages; Early diced calf, recased and original back laid down. Lower front corner of front cover darkened. Provenance, Charles Smith- armorial bookplate. Contents very good. 5 folding plates (1 map, 3 views, and 1 plate diagramming seashells). A nice copy of a difficult book. A scientific approach to Balearic archipelago's history written by a former governor. Somewhat expanded from the 1st edition. Natural history and politics, topography, ways and customs of its inhabitants. .

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        The Natural History of Aleppo (Syria) and Parts Adjacent

      London: Millar. 1756. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First printing, 1756. Quarto, old calf, pp. (8), 266 (10) pp, including errata, with 17 plates (includes the unnumbered one of Syrian sheep and goat at p. 52). Good copy at best; binding heavily rubbed and worn, boards detached, spine leather nearly gone, contents good, minor exlibrary marks: bookplate on pastedown with withdrawn stamp, small ink stamp on page after the title page. Contents good to very good, plates collated complete, slight foxing and smudging throughout, first plate has short tear and some soil. Title page has dated signature of George Nelson, London 'LM' -- he was Lord Mayor of London. And anoher signature of Nathaniel Howard.

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        Sechs Schreiben von einigen Merkwürdigkeiten der hollsteinischen Gegenden, von Johann Friedrich Camerer, Jhro königl. Majestät in Dännemarck, ... Kriegsassessor,

      Leipzig, Meißner 1756. 21 cm. (8) Blatt (= Frontispiz und 14 S.), 220, (2) Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 2 Kupfertafeln, 7 Textkupfern, 2 Titelvignetten und 1 Schlußvignette. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - DBA 175, 357-372 - Poggendorff I, 365 (vgl.) - Schleswig-H. LB 430 - Camerer (1720 - 1792) war dänischer Kriegsrat im Amte Hadersleben. Alle sechs Schreiben sind an eine "vornehme Standesperson" gerichtet und berichten über verschiedene Reisen und Erlebnisse des Verfassers in Schleswig-Holstein, über Sylt, die Stadt Schleswig, Rendsburg, Husum und Umgebung, Belagerung der Festung Rendsburg, Grabhügel bei Ostenfeld. - Frontispiz mit Karte von Sylt, Textkupfer mit Grundriß von Rendsburg, Ansicht von Haddeby mit Schleswig, Ostenfeld (Grabhügel) etc.; die Tafeln mit Darstellungen antiker Geräte. Einband Schabspuren, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, im Innendeckel handschriftl. Inhaltsverzeichnis und Exlibris, auf Titel Signatur, Frontispiz und Titel kurze Randeinrisse restauriert. -

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        Institutiones linguae Turcicae, cum rudimentis parallelis linguarum Arabicae & Persicae.

      Vienna, Schilg, 1756. - 4to. 2 vols. [14], 256 pp. 252 pp., [1 errata], [1 blank]. Both titles in red and black, with engr. vignettes. Contemp. wrappers, uncut and unopened. Second, enlarged edition of the first Turkish grammar. The Turkish is throughout provided with transcriptions by the editor Adam Frantisek Kollár (1718-83) and includes many explanations translated into German, Italian, French, and Persian. The "Exercitationes" have been added by Kollár and include, inter alia, the texts of various peace treaties with the Porte. - Franciszek Meninski (1623-98) studied at Rome under the direction of the Jesuits and accompanied the Polish ambassador to the Porte in 1653. He learned Turkish from Ali Beg and others and became the interpreter to the Emperor of Austria. This grammar originally appeared as part of Meninski’s rare magnum opus, the "Thesaurus linguarum orientalium Turcicae, Arabicae, Persicae" (Vienna 1680), most copies of which are believed to have perished during the Turkish siege of Vienna. The manuscript price notes in our copy of the Bibliotheca Schulteniana testify to the rarity and value of this work: Johan Jacob Schultens's own annotated copy commanded an astonishing 200 Dutch guilders at the 1780 auction of his library. William Jones is quoted in Straker’s catalogue supplement (1834/35): "The labours of Meninski immortalised him; his dictionary of the Asiatic languages is perhaps the most laborious that was ever undertaken by any single man." The work was never completely translated into English: John Richardson produced at Oxford in 1777 what amounted to "little else than a limited translation of the great Thesaurus of Meninski" (preface by Francis Johnson in his 1928 edition of Richardson’s abridgment). - Spine ends slightly worn, occasional mild embrowning, else a fine, amply margined set, uncut and unopened. Atabey 803. De Sacy 2515. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Veduta di un Sepolcro antico esistente in una Vigna per la strada di Tivoli

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Le Antichitá Romane" 1756. 60.5x40 cm. H. - Wilton-Ely 396 - Ansicht eines Grabmals in einem Weinberg an der Straße nach Tivoli. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        KALM, PEHR [preses] & INDRENIUS, ANDREAS ABRAHAM [respondent]. Specimen academicum de esquimaux, gente Americana.

      A.a. Åbo, J. Merckell, (1756). 4:o. (2),24 s. Enkelt ljust pappbd med präntad titel. Bra inlaga.. Vallinkoski Dissertationer i Åbo 1896. Avslutas med en liten inuitisk ordlista på de två sista sidorna. Med referenser till bland annat Ellis "Voyage to Hudson's Bay"

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        A View of London as it was in the year 1647

      London: J. Boydell, 1756. [Vue de Londres comme il etoit dans L'An 1647.] Copper engravng. Uncoloured. Size: 260 mm x 940 mm. 2 sheets conjoined as issued. Very good condition This wonderful, large panorama of a pre-fire London, taken from the south bank of the River Thames, looking north, closely resembles Wenceslas Hollar 's bird's eye view of the city. Title in both English and French; keys 1-34 and 1-20 along the base of the panorama. This is a most impressive an important plan, showing an extraordinary wealth of detail and of engraving skill. The extent of the panorama is from Westminster Abbey in the west to beyond The Tower of London in the east.

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        The Travels of Tom Thumb over England and Wales; containing Descriptions of whatever is most remarkable in several Counties. Interspersed with Many pleasant Adventures.... Written by Himself; and adorned with a suitable Map

      London: Row. 1756. First Edition. Hardcover. Recent half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt titles and rules, new endpapers, folding engraved map with county boundries hand coloured, map with short closed tear, lacking half-title, title page and dedication leaf both with a few marks on recto and manuscript rhyme on versos in a child's hand, pages toned around margins and some pages with marks and early annotations, engraved head-pieces and initial letter. This is the first and only edition of this work, the first travel book for children. The character of Tom Thumb is drawn from English folklore. The first allusions to him appear in 16th century works such as Reginald Scot's 'Discovery of Witchcraft' (1584) where Tom is cited as one of the supernatural folk employed by servant maids to frighten children. By 1611 Tom Thumb is appearing as a figure of fun in Coryat's Crudities and in 1621 'The History of Tom Thumb' is printed, the first fairy-tale to be printed in English and attributed to Richard Johnson. Once in print the character of Tom Thumb begins to evolve and by the mid eighteenth century books using the character and sometimes attributed to him (as here) were being published. These books tended to retain some of the moral ambiguity of the original character but by the nineteenth century a sanitised version of Tom Thumb had become a staple of the nursery library. , 12mo , [iv] vii-xii + 144 pp .

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        The History of London From its Foundation to the Present Time

      Osborne & Shipton, London, 1756. "The History of London From its Foundation to the Present Time" Elephant Folio's. By William Maitland, F.R.S. and Others. By the King's Authority, London, 1756. Two volumes; (second edition). This copy, volume II has a variant title-page entitled "Volume I." which is dated 1754. The title-page is listed in ESTC, and was printed concurrently with the earlier parts issued at the end of 1753, 1754. The title-page to volume I reads: "Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton, in Gray's-Inn; And J. Hodges, near London-Bridge. MDCCLVI." while that of volume II reads: "Printed for R. Baldwin, at the Rose, in Pater-noster-Row. MDCCLIV." Full calf, Hinges are tight, corners rubbed. 40 x 25 cm. The number of plates for this edition is 123 unnumbered plates, all are present and in good condition. This set is complete in all respects (Nothing Missing). The bindings appear to be early 19th century calf with the original binding titles re-applied. Both volumes are in Good to V.Good condition inside and out. Nice addition to any collection.

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        Uffizio della B.V. Maria Per tutti i tempi dell’Anno, coll’Uffizio de’ Morti, della SS. Croce, e dello Spirito Santo

      Rome:: Barbiellini heirs,, 1756. 8vo. 8vo (193 x 125 mm). [24], 342 pp. 2 parts in one, separately titled but continously signed and paginated. Printed in red and black. Table of moveable feasts for 1756-1781, calendar. Engraved title vignettes and 13 engraved plates, most by Antonio Gramignani after Giuseppe Passeri, one by Niccoló Magalli after Andrea Bartolotti, several unsigned. Occasional light foxing, light wear at foot of spine, else very fine. Contemporary Roman red morocco, sides and spine richly gold-tooled with “basketwork” tooling, fleurons, arabesques, acorn and shell tools, marbled endleaves and flyleaves, gilt edges. Provenance: 19th-century armorial bookplate, motto “Modestia victrix”; Comte de Gramont (sale, Paris Drouot 18 December 1933, lot 72). ***& & A handsomely bound late Italian Book of Hours. Part 2 contains the Uffizio de’ Morti, della Santa Croce, e dello Spirito Santo, with the Seven Penitential Psalms and various prayers in Italian to recite before and after Communion. The “basketwork” design (a lattice of decorative fillets containing gold disks in each field) used so effectively on this binding was popular in Roman bindings of the mid-eighteenth century. Ten examples, of which nine on Roman mid- and late-18th-century imprints (the tenth is a Portuguese binding), are reproduced in the British Library’s online Database of Bookbindings (see particularly shelfmark nos. c108d37 and Davis 882). &

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        An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard

      London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1756. 10th Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 11 pp. (4to) 24.7x19 cm. (9 x7 "), modern full brown morocco. Tape repairs in gutter of title page; light toning; very good in a fine modern binding. A nice large copy& Tenth Edition. Scarce early edition of Gray's classic verse. First published in 1751, this is one of the great poems in English. Northup, Bibliography of Gray, p. 75.& A midshipman who was present used to relate that, as Wolfe sat among his officers, and the boats floated down silently with the current, he recited, in low and touching tones, Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard, then just published. One stanza may especially have accorded with his melancholy mood:, This was the poem James Wolfe was said to have rather written than take Quebec. (written by Thomas Gray), "The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave." & "Now, gentlemen," said he, when he had finished, "I would rather be the author of that poem than take Quebec." & "Nobody knew that [Major General James] Wolfe, reciting Gray's Elegy in 1759 as his boat was rowed up the St. Lawrence [to Quebec] the night before his death, said that 'he would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French tomorrow,' until in 1815, in Vol. VII of the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, appeared a biography of its secretary, John Robison, LL. D., professor of natural philosophy in the University of Edinburgh, who as a young man had been a midshipman in Wolfe's flotilla."ÑCarroll A. Wilson, "Familiar 'Small College' Quotations, II: Mark Hopkins and the Log," The Colophon, spring 1938, p. 204.& A similar edition, (to this 10th edition 1756) the 9th edition, 1754, was given to Wolfe the day before he sailed to Quebec on the Netune by his fiancee, Katherine Lowther. Wolfe made notes on his copy of this poem. The Wolfe noted copy of this similar 1754, ninth edition publication, is in the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library (U of T) in Toronto. Because of the Wolfe notations and therefore it's Canadian cultural heritage, University of Toronto paid $400,000 to purchase the signed 1754 copy in 1988.

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        A Dissertation on the Following Subject: What Causes Principally Contribute to Render A Nation Populous? And What Effect Has The Populousness of a Nation on its Trade?

      Cambridge: 1756. Quarto. [4],36pp. Minor foxing. Very good. Disbound. A prize-winning essay written by William Bell, fellow at Magdalen College, Cambridge. Among other truths espoused herein, Bell claims that the poor - both countries and people - will decline to reproduce: "Very few of those, who find it a matter of the greatest difficulty to subsist themselves, will lay themselves under the additional obligation of providing for others." He praises agrarian nations as the most fruitful, in both population and contribution to commerce. ESTC T101713; Kress 5493; Goldsmith 9105.

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      - S/L. 1169 (Égira), 1756 (Era Cristã). In 4º (de 22x16 cm) com cerca de 250 páginas numeradas. Encadernação inteira de pele ao estilo islâmico (com dobra dianteira danificada e falha de pele) com ferros a seco em ambas as pastas com elementos de decoração vegetalista. Manuscrito em árabe clássico a tinta negra e vermelha, apresentando fólios soltos da encadernação e falta da folha de rosto. Colofón com indicação deste manuscrito ter sido terminado na 4ª Feira, 10º dia do Ramadão, do Ano 1169 da Égira (1756 da Era Cristã) sem indicação de local. Consta de um tratado de ética, de autor desconhecido e com falta do título, apresentando entre outros temas as teorias de como um muçulmano deve fazer negócios das mais variadas espécies de produtos e artigos; como deve fazer casamentos; e como deve trabalhar no dia-a-dia, etc. [EN] Binding: full calf with front fold of skin (damaged) in Islamic style blind tooled in both folders with floral elements. Manuscript in classic Arabic language written in black and red ink; loose folios (lack of title page or initial page, although might be mixed with a loose folio). Colophon stating this manuscript was finished in Wednesday the 10th day of Ramadan, the Year of 1169 Égira Calendar (1756 of the Christian Era) without indication of place. It consists on a treatise of ethics (unknown author and title) featuring among others the theories of how a Muslim should do business with many different kinds of products and articles; and also the arrangement of weddings should do; and how to work in a daily basis; etc. Location/localizacao: 5- Raros

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        Opera. [Ilias & Odyssea. In Greek]

      Glasgow: Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1756 [-1758]. Four volumes bound in two. The First Edition of the very famous Foulis Press printing of Homer. Folio, [320 x 197 mm], bound in contemporary deluxe straight-grained English/Scottish red morocco, gilt-floral ornamental borders and spines. [iii]-xii, 312; iv, 336; viii, 297; iv, 336 pp. A superb copy, the finest we have ever seen. The morocco bindings in superior condition and the text-blocks well preserved. An absolutely beautiful set. General title not included as is most often the case. A spectacular copy of the quintessential eighteenth-century text of Homer in a fine English/Scottish deluxe binding. The Foulis Edition of Homer has been frequently cited as one of the most accurate and typographically splendid editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey in the original Greek. Printed in Wilson's Double Pica Greek type, here in its first use; Gaskell calls the Foulis Homer: "A magnificent achievement, … a modern approach to type design." "One of the most splendid specimens of Greek typography extant. Its accuracy is equal to its magnificence" (Lowndes, II, 1097). "The Double Pica Greek type in which it is set was specially cut for it by Alexander Wilson, the University Typefounder; in designing this fount Wilson made the first deliberate break from the tradition of copying Garamond's grec du roi, with all its ligatures and contractions" (Gaskell, Printing the Classics in the Eighteenth Century, p. 106). This beautiful Foulis edition met with the approval of no less an authority than Edward Gibbon: "As the eye is the organ of fancy, I read Homer with more pleasure in the Glasgow edition. Through that fine medium, the poet's sense appears more beautiful and transparent." Thomas Frognall Dibdin states that this is not only a "sumptuous" edition but also an accurate one, "each sheet, before it was finally committed to the press, having been six times revised by various literary men." The edition was prepared by the Professor of the Greek, James Moor, and the professor of Latin, George Muirhead, at the University of Glasgow.

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        (Map of colonial northeastern Canada): Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada...Terre-Neuve...Nouvelle Ecosse Acadie...T. Conrad Lotter Graveur et Geogr

      Augusburg: Tobias Conrad Lotter and Albrecht Karl Seutter, 1756. Very good copperplate engraving with a right marginal tear not affecting image, repaired verso with archival tape. Some restoration to left margin (not affecting main image), and entire map backed with archival paper. Strong image. Small embossed stamp left lower margin (faint), with attribution to Seutter in left lower margin just below neatline. The date is approximate, and predicated on Lotter's partnership with Seutter from 1756-62. Earlier states appeared in a number of Seutter atlases. Ref: McCorkle, New England in Printed Maps, entry 730.4, p. 90. The image depicts an area from parts of Labrador to Nova Scotia. The map has outline and minimal wash color, with an elaborate, allegorical cartouche. Lotter was Seutter's son-in-law. The map image measures 58 x 50 cm..

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        Versuche und Abhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Danzig. Dritter Theil.

      Danzig und Leipzig: Rengerische Buchhandlung, 1756. - M09504 gr. 8°, brauner Originalganzlederband auf 5 Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf schwarzem Rückenschild und reichhaltig goldgeprägten Ornamenten auf dem Einbandrücken. (4 Bll.), VII, 559 Seiten (+1 Seite "Ausbesserungen"). Mit 5 Kupfertafeln mit jeweils vielen gestochenen Abbildungen. Mit einer Kopfvignette auf Seite III. Einband berieben und bestoßen sowie mit kleinen Wurmgängen. Hinteres Außengelenk am oberen Kapital ca. 1 cm angeplatzt. Einbandecken be- und durchstoßen. Seiten insgesamt leicht braunfleckig. Tafeln 1 und 5 mittig mit Knickspuren. Sonst innen fest und sauber. Collationiert. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. 1200

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        Veduta dell' Avanzo del Mausoleo di S. Elena, madre di Costantino sulla Via Labicana fuori di Porta Maggiore

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Le Antichitá Romane" 1756. 40x60.5 cm. - Wilton-Ely 438 - Reste des Grabmals der hl. Helena (heute Torre Pignattara genannt) an der Via Labicana. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        America Septentrionalis a Domino d'Anville in Galliis edita nunc in Anglia Coloniis in Interiorem Virginiam deductis nel noc Fluvii Ohio cursu

      Nuremburg: Homann Heirs, 1756. Copper-engraved map, period hand colouring in outline. Four columns of text at the lower right under the heading "Was die Engelaender Rectmaessiger Weise im vesten Land haben." Lengthy paragraph of text in the upper left under the heading "Eingriffe der Franzosen.". 20 x 24 5/8 inches. First issue of a scarce German map of North America at the outset of the French and Indian War. This map is a German edition of Jeffery's 1755 map titled North America from the French of Mr. D'Anville. The text in the upper left corner provides a chronology of French depradations in the region from the end of the 17th century; likewise, the text in the lower right corner provides a chronology to validate the British claims, beginning with Cabot in 1497. The Homann heirs were the inheritors of J. B. Homann's publishing firm, one of the leading cartographical houses in Germany during the 18th century. The present map would be re-issued by the firm just prior to the American Revolution, with a new date in the cartouche. McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 756.1; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 68.

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        Plan de la Ville et du Port Mahon et du Fort St. Philippe

      Paris: , 1756. Size: 590 × 1180 mm. Copperplate engraving with original outline colour. Printed from two plates - not joined. Margins uncut and minor toning but otherwise in very good condition. First state. An uncommon large folding plan of the Port of Mahon and the Fort of St. Philippe on the Balearic Island of Minorca. This plan is engraved in wonderful detail and depth. The island was of great strategic importance during the the eighteenth century war between the navies of England and France.

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        Journal historique de la conquete de l'isle de Minorque. (Seguido de:) Recueil Général des pièces, chansons et fêtes données à l'occasion de la prise de Port-Mahon

      (s.n.), (s.l.) 1756 - 8º, 2 obras en 1 vol. (II p., 92 p., 330 p.) Pasta española de época, tejuelo. Cortes jaspeados. Encuadernación algo fatigada. Volumen raro, difícil de encontrar, que comprende dos obras sobre la conquista de Menorca por parte de los franceses. La primera es un texto de noventa páginas que detalla la victoria de Richelieu el 20 de mayo de 1756, y la segunda comprende una reunión de textos literarios en verso escritos por varios autores, entre ellos Voltaire, para festejar la conquista, todos dedicados al Mariscal Duque de Richelieu. Al final, algunas partituras musicales y noticia de las fiestas celebradas en toda Francia para festejar la efeméride. Historia de Francia. Menorca. Inglaterra. Historia de España. History of France. England. History of Spain.

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      London, printed for A. Millar; J. Whiston and B. White; L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1756.. applied to a select number of useful problems: together with the demonstration of Mr. Cotes’s forms of fluents in the second part of his Logometria; the analysis of the problems in his Scholium generale; and an explanation of the principal propositions of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy, 1756. 8vo, 210 x 135 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, 12 folding engraved geometrical plates, pages: xxiv, 309, [3], final page is blank, bound in full early calf, raised bands and gilt rules to spine, no lettering or label. Binding rubbed, upper hinge cracked with amateur repairs to cords, cover holding firmly, lightly chipped at head of spine, gilt worn, corners worn, front inner hinge strengthened with bookbinder's linen tape, rear inner paper hinge cracked, 19th cent. name and date on front endpaper, small closed tear to margin corner of Plate V, neatly repaired, Plate XII slightly dusty in the margins, slightly creased and with small chip to upper corner, neatly repaired with archival tape. Text block tight and firm. A good clean copy. Nicholas Saunderson (1682-1739) lectured on Newtonian philosophy, hydrostatics, mechanics, sound, astronomy, tides and optics at the University of Cambridge. Eventually he was appointed Lucasian Professor and elected F.R.S. This work is an important exposition of the Newtonian philosophy with a section of notes at the rear on the Newtonian propositions in Latin (pages 231-309). Dr Roger Cotes edited the second edition of the Principia. Babson, Volume I, page 55-56, No. 111. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Veduta degli Avanzi di alcune Camere sepolcrali, esistenti sull' antica Via Appia fuori di Porta S. Sebastiano

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Le Antichitá Romane" 1756. 40.5x62.5 cm. - Wilton-Ely 404 - Grabmale an der Via Appia vor der Porta S. Sebastiano. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        Dissertation sur les Vapeurs et les Pertes de Sang,

      Chez Jean-Noel Leloup Paris 1756. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1756. Contemporary manuscript inscription to title and name on verso of front blank. Contemporary full calf with gilt decorations morocco title label to spine, a notably clean and tight copy of this very scarce medical work. Excellent. (Only 2 copies noted on COPAC)

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        Anweisung zum verbesserten chirurgischen Verbande

      Berlin: G A Lange, 1756. Leather covers, bands and gilt decorations and titles to spine. Marbled stuckdowns, red page edges. Front free endpaper, blank endpaper, leaf with frontis, leaf with title page, 11 leaves of introductory pages, 244pp, plus 14 foldout plates with 101 illustrations of bandages and bandaging, blank endpaper, back free endpaper. "Instructions for improved surgical bandages" is written in the German language. The book has a little rubbing to covers, some chips to the marbled endpaper where it covers the hinges, a few creased corners and the remnants of a small circular sticker to a back endpaper but is in overall very good condition, binding tight. . Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Proposal for Country Naval Free Schools, to be Built on Waste Lands. Giving such Effectual Instructions to Poor Boys as may Nurse them for the Sea Service. Teaching Them Also to Cultivate the Earth

      (Lon.. Eight engraved b/w plates (five double page, two folding), an engraved folding table, and two engraved vignettes (one on the title page and the other on the first page of the dedication). Hanway was an eccentric British merchant and a tireless worker for the betterment of mankind. Probably his most lasting contribution to society is the umbrella, which he is said to have popularized. His most important contemporary contribution was the Marine Society, an institution which taught young Britons to be sailors and outfitted them for sea. According to the DNB this institution sent nearly 5,500 boys into the Royal Navy between 1756 and 1762. Hanway summarizes his ideas in the present work, which was published just a few years before his death. In it he proposes a school for underprivileged youngsters, where they could learn farming and other trades. As a result the book concerns itself equally with farming, education and maritime matters. Its main goal, however, was to train boys to be seamen, and for this purpose a realistic replica of a man of war was to be erected on dry land. The book is notable for its large folding plates of a first rate man of war, and for forty-eight engraved plates of music, intended for “moral and instructive amusement.” In addition to the Proposal, the book contains Songs, and Moral Advice for Students, each with its own engraved title. See DNB vol. XXIV, p. 312. Adams and Waters, 1981. A near fine copy in twentieth century half calf in contemporary style with six raised bands, vellum corners and red leather label.

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        Don Quixote de la Mancha

      London: J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, 1756.. Folios, 2 volumes. Bound in half leather over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine. Illustrated with frontispiece and 68 consecutive numbered plates, engraved by Gerhard Vandergucht. In near fine condition. Translated by Charles Jarvis. An excellent set.

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        Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes

      Paris,: chez Durand,, 1756.. Two volumes, quarto, with seven folding maps, complete with errata leaves, and with the additional series of asterisked leaves (volume I, pp. 437*-450*); contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments between raised bands, double red & green labels, red edges, marbled endpapers; bookplates; in very good condition. A fine copy of this important work. This is an especially large copy (measuring 285 x 210 mm.), with extremely generous margins, and probably represents a Large Paper issue: interestingly, the four leaves consisting of pages 401-408 have been made up to size from an example of the regular issue by extending their margins to match: they illustrate the substantial difference between the size of a regular copy and this special version. We have not handled a copy of this size before.De Brosses' book is one of the most important general works dealing with early voyages to the Pacific, which aimed to stimulate French discovery and colonisation of the South Seas. It contains an account of all voyages to the south, beginning with the second Vespucci expedition of 1502 and going up to 1747, including the voyages of Magellan, Drake, Schouten, Tasman and others. 'An extremely important and thorough collection of voyages, and one of the outstanding works relating to the early history of Australasia' (Hill). De Brosses' text was later silently used as the basis for Callander's highly influential Terra Australis Cognita of 1766-8 (see catalogue number XX), and in this form it had much to do with British plans for colonial expansion by transportation.'Extremely important. Here de Brosses suggests that France should colonise Australia, virtually predicting the basis of its final settlement by maintaining that the colonisation should be by France's 'foundlings, beggars and criminals'. This is somewhat scarce, but with patience copies can still be obtained', wrote Rodney Davidson in 1970; the book is nowadays actually quite rare on the market. This copy is complete with the additional "asterisk leaves", so-called because they are numbered 437*-450*: containing an article "Sur les dÈcouvertes des Hollandais dans l'Australasie", with details of the discoveries of the Dutch in Australasia, they are not always present. The maps include those of Australia, New Guinea, and northeastern Australia which make the book particularly significant.Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp. 34-5; Hill, 190; Kroepelien, 132; O'Reilly-Reitman, 93.

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        Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes {2 vols. complete}

      Paris, Durand 1756. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition 1756 Paris. Two volumes 4to 7 folding engraved maps by Robert de Vaugondy.. Vol. 1 includes the additional pages (pp437 - 450) with leaves 437*-450* (containing the details of the discoveries of the Dutch in Australasia, not always present), with old ink inscriptions on front endpapers and author's name added in ink. & Occasional very light soiling, full contemporary French calf re-backed with raised bands, red and green morocco title labels, corners slightly worn. & Maps in notably clean and clear condition.

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        Histoire de Nicolas I Roy du Paraguai, et Empereur des Mamelus

      The mythic King of Paraguay, Nicolas I, the first edition, a very rare work made to attack the Jesuits Missions in Paraguay. 1756. Saint Paul (s.l.). In 8vo. 88 pp. Original wrappers, front cover with paper label, slight loss to spine, rubbed. A very good copy, uncut, last folios with marginal damp, else fine. First edition. There is another edition with the same imprint, however this seems to precede it in time. Borba de Moraes dedicates an extensive note to its description, as does Southey in his History of Brazil. The King of Paraguay was an anti-Jesuit invention, made to discredit them and expose them ?falsely through this invention- of their greed, disloyalty to the King of Spain and Portugal, and political ambition. The King is made as an allegory to the power the Jesuits had amassed in South America, particularly in the Guarani Missions; only portraying it as an actual happening. The Jesuits are accused of creating a veridical empire, independent from the Spanish & Portuguese Crowns, defended by the strength of arms and crowing a King of their own. The work was very popular and almost immediately translated into several languages; apparently a currency was made to support the allegations of the Paraguay Jesuit Empire. The work is very rare. Primera edición. Existe otra con los mismos datos de impresión, pero mas extensa, considerada la segunda. El bibliógrafo Borba de Moraes dedica una extensa nota al estudio de esta curiosa obra, así también el autor de la ?History of Brazil?, R. Southey. Según parece, el Rey del Paraguay es una invención anti-Jesuita, en la que se plantea una alegoría al imperio creado por la Orden en la América del Sur, fundamentalmente, en la región del Paraguay mediante sus Misiones y Reducciones. Southey escribe que los Jesuitas eran acusados de haber establecido un virtual imperio en el Paraguay, como su propio dominio, y de donde obtenían sus riquezas, defendiéndolo por la fuerza de las armas, desconociendo la autoridad del Rey de España y habiendo Coronado a un Rey dentro de los suyos, cuyo nombre era Nicolás. La noticia fue tan conocida y la intención de propagarla tan maligna, que se acuño moneda con su retrato. Sin embargo, parafraseando a Southey, quienes lo hicieron, eran ignorantes de que en el Paraguay no se acuñaba moneda y que en las misiones no se usaba dinero. La obra alcanzo pronta popularidad y fue traducida al Italiano, Holandés y Alemán; desconocemos si se realizaron ediciones en Castellano. Sabin, 55246. Borba de Moraes, 404-6. Backer-Sommervogel, XI, 1352.

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        Institutiones Medicae in Usus Annuae Exercitationis Domesticos

      Adam Jonath, 1756-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Norimbergae, A. Ionath, 1756. Small 8vo. Contemporary 3/4 calf binding. Cover wear. Binding solid. Contemporary decorated end pages. 548 [36] p. Latin. All edges red. Foxing. Boerhaave was an influential philosopher, botanist, physician and teacher. He was a member of the French Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London. As a medical teacher, he urged Hippocrates as a model. Boerhaave was the founder of clinical teaching and of the modern academic hospital. An important book in the development of modern medicine. <br><br> Waller 1206. (1708 edition in GM 581; Norman 255; Blake 53; Heirs of Hippocrates 749)

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      Paxton. Aug. 14, 1756.. [2]pp. Folio. Old fold lines. Some loss at folded edge, repaired with tissue. Minor soiling. About very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Lengthy and detailed letter written by John Harris, Jr., son of the founder of Harrisburg, to Pennsylvania governor Hunter Morris, expressing a need for men, supplies, and reinforcements on the uneasy frontier. Harris (1716-91) was the son of the founder of a trading post on the Susquehanna River at the site of what would later be Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He continued in his father&#39;s footsteps, maintaining the post on the Susquehanna, even through the troubled years of the French and Indian War. Harris wrote several letters to the governor, expressing his concerns about the issues that faced the post on the frontier - poor supplies, not enough men, and a constant danger of Indian attack. The present letter eloquently conveys these issues. He writes: "May it please yr. Honour, I make no doubt but you daily hear of the miserable state of Cumb[erlan]d County lately & by this time greatest part abandoned and upon the approach of a body of the enemy which is daily expected[. It] will inevitably be ruined without good assistance and that in time, there is not an inhabitant living in their own habitation on ye west side [of the] Susquehanah from Yellow Breeches to the North Mountain but my bro[the]r Wm. Harris who remains as yet. And by late accounts from Carrel, the man taken up Susquehanah lately and made his escape from the enemy, informs that the Indians were verry [sic] inquisitive abt. this place & hunters & its his opinion. "I have here at present but eleven soldiers three of wch. is verry sick and the whole of them ordinary men (or rather boys). They are also almost naked and in general barefooted, haveing never as yet rec&#39;d any kind of cloathing or cash from the province, discarded out of ye regiment, never mustered by the paymaster and are in despair of ever receiving any pay for their past services, doing duty with reluctance. The serg[ean]t and the men requested me to let yr. Honour know their miserable condition, hopeing for redress from yr. Honour & some necessarys ordered [for] them such as shirts, shoes, & stockings till they may receive some pay. One of the party left here lately deserted and several of the remainder here says they must follow the same example without a supply of some necessarys. There was application made by the serg[an]t here to the col[one]l, but without any success. "As Susquehanah is at present become of the utmost consequence to this province to keep possession of, I hope yr. Honour will be pleased to take my situation into consideration and order me some more assistance of men wch. if I had and sd. men allowed to assist me in making some little alteration in my fort I hope (with God&#39;s assistance) to keep off a number of the enemy in case of an attack, which we daily expect as there was Indians seen near my barn lately, supposed to be spies. In case of no assistance, I must be under the disagreeable necessity of removing my family at some distance upon the nearer approaches of danger, wch. will be a discouraging thing to the inhabitants here." A great letter, describing the hardships faced by frontier troops during the French and Indian War.

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        The British Herbal: an history of plants and trees, natives of Britain, cultivated for use, or, raised for beauty

      London: T. Osborne, J. Shipton, J. Hodges, J. Newbery, B. Collins, S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, 1756 [-1757-1758]. Royal folio. (18 1/8 x 11 inches). Letterepress title printed in red and black with engraved hand- coloured vignette by C. Grignion after S. Wale, hand-coloured engraved coat-of-arms of the Duke of Northumberland heading the dedication. Hand- coloured engraved frontispiece by H. Roberts after Wale, 75 engraved plates (71 hand-coloured plates, printed in brown and coloured by hand; 4 plates [nos. 29, 61, 68 & 74] uncoloured and supplied from a smaller copy), by R. Benning, Boyce, Roberts and Smith and others after J. Burgess. (Text pp.195-200, 427-430 and 473-6 also supplied from a smaller copy). Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, covers with decorative border of a dog-tooth roll, a fillet, and two decorative rolls, the inner incorporating various insects, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, brown morocco label in the second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt made up from various small tools, comb-marbled endpapers, red-stained edges. Large paper copy with plates printed in brown and hand-coloured at a contemporary date: the whole illustrates approximately 1500 plants. This deluxe issue of The British Herbal was originally issued in weekly numbers "on Royal paper, with the cuts coloured" and published at 3s. 6d. per part according to advertisements in The Public Advertiser of 1756-7. "The genera and species are clearly described in The British herbal, and the work is of importance as being one of the first publications to appear after [Linnaeus&#39;] Species plantarum of 1753, the year internationally accepted as the starting-point for modern botanical nomenclature. A number of generic names used by pre- Linnaean authors, but suppressed by Linnaeus, retain here their first pre- Linnean significance, and were thus restored to botanical nomenclature... The British herbal is also of interest for Hill&#39;s criticism of Linnaeus. Although Hill admired and often praised the latter, he did not hesitate to express his opinions when they differed from those of Linnaeus. Many examples of Hill&#39;s censures are to be found in The British herbal, and Druce has pointed out that in this work Hill &#39;criticizes Linnaeus quite fairly and strongly but not with acridity, and shows again and again where that illustrious botanist went wrong&#39;" (Henrey). Henrey writes of Sir John Hill that "Not only was...[he] industrious and energetic, but his writings show him to have been a man of real ability and genius" (vol. II, p. 91). Unfortunately, he was also conceited, eccentric and fond of self- advertisement: traits not conducive to winning friends, and various false starts in his search for wealth and recognition led him to pursue a number of careers: apothecary, practical botanist, actor, gardener (he apparently assisted in the laying out of a botanic garden in Kew, and was gardener at Kensington Palace) and, most productively of all, miscellaneous writer (the list of his works in the Dictionary of National Biography runs to five and a half columns). Copies of this deluxe issue are quite scarce. It is unclear why four plates and seven text leaves are missing from this copy, but seem never to have been bound in; an early owner has supplied them from the regular edition. Blunt and Stearn The Art of Botanical Illustration, pp. 170-171; Bradley III.81; Dunthorne 128; Great Flower Books (1990) p. 100; Henrey II, pp. 92-94 and III, no. 799; Hunt 557; Nissen BBI 881; Pritzel 4063; Stafleu & Cowan 2769.

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        Le rime del Petrarca. Brevemente esposte per Lodovico Castelvetro. Edizione corretta illustrata, ed accresciuta, siccome dalla... prefazione apparisce

      Venezia (Presso Antonio Zatta), 1756.. 2 vols. xvi, lxxx, 557, xvi, 615pp. Engraved frontispiece by Giovanni Battista Brustolon after Francesco Fontebasso; engraved dedication, portrait, and other cul-de-lampe illustrations throughout after Gaetano Zompini, by Brustolon, Crivellari, Leonardis, Magnini, et al. Contemporary vellum over boards, gilt at spine (covers slightly bowed). The work was edited by Cristoforo Zapata de Cisneros, who composed and signed the dedication; it includes a life of Petrarch by Lodovico Beccatelli, and one of Lodovico Castelvetro, by Lodovico Antonio Muratori. There is also another issue of this edition in which the dedication is signed not by Zapata de Cisneros but by the printer, Antonio Zatta. A fine copy, also with the early notation &#147;Della Libraria Baldigiana&#148; boldly inscribed on the two title-pages. Ex-libris Alexander Stewart, with his shelf-mark, and gilt signet on the front cover of each volume; ex-libris Peter A. Wick.

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        The British Herbal: An History of Plants and Trees, Natives of Britain, Cultivated for Use, or Raised for Beauty. By John Hill, M.D

      London,: Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton, J. Hodges ... (a.o.)., 1756-(1757).. [iv], 533, [iii, index] pp. Tall folio (28 x 42 cm.). Contemporary full marbled calf, spine with 6 raised bands (top & bottom of spine slightly worn; corners slightly bumbed and partly slightly worn); gilt lettered (slightly faded) on red morocco label. With a fine allegorical engraved frontispiece by H. Roberts after a drawing by Samuel Wale, title printed in red and black & with a fine title-engraving by C. Grigion after S. Wale, and 75 plain engraved plates by various artists, depicting about 1500 plant portraits. ¶ First edition. A good copy of this renown and popular British Herbal. The copper plates are in sharp impressions, and not ruined by being crudely coloured as in the coloured copies. John Hill, British apothecary and naturalist was the author of many compilations dealing with botany, horticulture. medicine and even quackery, and a somewhat controversial figure in the history of British botany. He was, partial, responsible for the introduction the Linnean nomenclature in England. This was one of his best works. "Despite his vain and quarrelsome disposition and indulgence in sarcastic wordy battles, Hill was a man of scientific ability. One of his seventy-six works, ... is nomenclaturally important because he reinstated pre-Linnaean generic names wich Linnaeus had suppressed&#133; Hill frequently criticized Linnaean method as he justified his own" (Blunt 170). Stafleu/Cowan, 2769; Henry, 798-799; Pritzel, 4063 (coloured copy).-- (Some scattered worm traces in the margins of the first and last 5/6 leaves; outer cor

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      London: J. Knapton et. al, 1756. First Abridged Octavo Edition. Hardcover. Early ink names of Francis Pike on the title pages with the name blotted out in the first volume. Light foxing, slightly heavier to the second volume. Near Fine in an attractive binding. Two octavo (5" x 8") volumes in later 3/4 calf leather and marbled boards with gilt-lettered crimson morocco spine labels. The variant with "by the author" on the title pages. This Abridged edition of Johnson's monumental work was published only one year after the First Edition and includes a new 2-page preface by Johnson explaining the purpose of the present volume. Rather uncommon, of some importance, and much more affordable than the 1755 folio edition. In the concluding paragraph of the preface, Johnson claims that "The words of this dictionary, as opposed to others, are more diligently collected, more accurately spelled, more faithfully explained, and more authentically ascertained. Of an abstract it is not necessary to say more; and I hope, it will not be found that truth requires me to say less.

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        Le conte du tonneau, contenant tous ce que les arts et les sciences ont de plus sublime, & de plus mysterieux nouvelle edition, ornée de figures en taille douce, & augmentée d&#146;un troisieme volume

      A Lausanne & à Geneve, chez Marc-Mich. Bousquet & Comp. MDCCLVI. (1756, ma il terzo volume è datato 1750). - Tre volumi in-12°. Belle e solide legature coeve in piena pergamena con titolo in oro su riquadro al dorso; tagli rossi. Nota manoscritta di mano antica sul piatto anteriore del primo volume. Bruniture, segni di restauro per un camminamento di tarlo nelle prime carte del III volume, qualche trascurabile segno di tarlo nel margine inferiore dei fascicoli H e I, che solo a p. 198 comporta perdita di lettere. Sette incisioni in rame nel primo volume di A. Reinhardt, una nel secondo; capilettera, testatine e finalini silografici. Ex libris al frontespizio di ciascun volume con tre cervi in uno stemma scudato e motto Bene quodcunque est dello scrittore inglese Thomas Adolphus Trollope (il cui nome si legge in un cartiglio stampato ed incollato sopra l&#146;ex libris), che visse a lungo in Italia, a Roma e a Firenze, e fu insignito dal re Vittorio Emanuele della croce dell&#146;ordine di San Maurizio e Lazzaro. Nel complesso discreto esemplare. I: pp. [20], 312 [i.e. 314], [2], antiporta in rame e 6 tavole calcografiche a piena pagina di Andreas Reinhardt le Jeune; frontespizio in caratteri rossi e neri. II: pp. [14], 296, 1 carta calcografica. III: pp. XVI, 280. Edizione francese del Racconto della botte (A Tale of a Tub) scritta nel 1696 e pubblicata nel 1704. L&#146;opera è una pungente satira sulla Chiesa cristiana: un padre lascia lascia a ciascuno dei suoi tre figli, Pietro (Peter), Martino (Martin) e Gianni (Jack) - rappresentanti rispettivamente la Chiesa romana, la Chiesa anglicana e i dissidenti -, un pastrano raccomandando loro di non modificarlo. I figli a poco a poco disobbediscono: mentre Pietro trova scuse per coprirlo di fronzoli, Martino (allusione a Martin Lutero) per privarlo d&#146;ogni aggiunta non necessaria e Gianni (cioè Calvino) per ridurlo a brandelli nella sua smania di purificarlo. Alla fine Martino e Gianni litigano col prepotente Pietro, poi tra loro, e si separano. Notevoli e argute sono le digressioni con le parodie degli scrittori eruditi e polemici. Nel terzo volume sono raccolte altre opere satiriche dello Swift. Scheda Iccu, TO0E\071516; Cohen De Ricci 964. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cours de chymie extrait des leçons de Mr. Rouelle, démonstrateur royal de chymie au Jardin du Roy, de l'Académie royale des sciences de Paris, etc. portant sur la distillation du romarin pour l'alimentation et la parfumerie, (20 feuillets), la coloration et la bonification du vin par divers ajouts chimique (72 feuillets)

      Paris 1756 In-8° relié plein vélin de l'époque, manuscrit. Guillaume-François Rouelle (1703-1770) a été le plus fameux professeur de chimie du XVIIIe siècle. Parmi ces élèves : Lavoisier, Desmarest, Macquer, Venel, d'Arcet, Cadet de Vaux, Bayen, et aussi Diderot, d'Holbach, Rousseau, Malesherbes et Turgot. Curieusement, les cours de chimie qu'il a dispensés pendant près de trente années dans son laboratoire personnel et près de vingt-six ans au Jardin du Roi n'ont jamais été publiés. Le contenu de son cours n'est donc connu que par les manuscrits de ses élèves Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Elemens d'algèbre, traduits de l'Anglois et augmentés de quelques remarques par Mr. de Joncourt. -

      Amsterdam, Arkste'e & Merkus, 1756.2 voll. In-4. Legature coeva in pelle maculata, dorsi con nervi, doppi tasselli e fregi oro; qualche abrasione. Un bel ritratto dell'autore inc. in rame, e 9 tavole. ripiegate inc. in rame. (2), XLVIII, 359 pp.; (4), XX, 403 pp.; strappi in 4 carte alla fine del vol. I riparati, tavole un po' brunite e qualche minima ingiallitura, nel complesso però, buon esemplare marginoso in solide legature del tempo. Prima edizione in francese. L?autore, pur avendo perso la vista da piccolo, divenne professore di matematica a Cambridge, guadagnandosi la stima di Newton e di Lord Chesterfield; quest'ultimo, dopo aver assistito ad alcune sue lezioni, lo descrisse come un professore che pur non potendo usare i propri occhi, insegnava agli altri ad usarli!. Nel primo volume viene anche trattata la ?matematica palpabile?, che permette d'eseguire operazioni d'aritmetica usando solo il tatto. Smith, History of Mathematics, I, 454. DNB XVIII, 822: «The treatise is a model of careful exposition, and reminds one of the 'Algebra' which Euler dictated after having been overtaken by blindness. It contains an account of Euclid's doctrine of proportion, a good deal of what we now call mensuration, a consideration of Diophantine problems, and of magic squares, and it finishes with the solution of biquadratic equations». First French edition. With a fine portrait and 9 folding engr. plates. Contemp. mottled calf, spines with leather labels and richly gilt; a little rubbed, corners worn. Tears in 4 leaves towards end of vol. I repaired, plates a little browned and some occasional minor foxing, but a good copy.

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        En liten dock nyttig örte-bok, hwarutinnan åtskillige af wåre inhemske trä och gräs til sine dygder emot många sjukdomar warda beskrifne.

      Efter mångas åstundan och trägna begäran å nyo uplagd/ tilökte och med flit corrigerad. U.o., 1756. 8:o. 26,(6) s. Häftad i ljusbrun ryggremsa. Några småfläckar på sista bladet. Även med ett litet hål i samma blad med obetydlig textförlust som följd. Ur L. F. Rääfs bibliotek.. Krok s. 794 för andra upplagor av denna skrift. Första upplagan utkom 1734. Ett flertal varierande upplagor utgavs under snarlika titlar under hela 1700-talet och den sista 1817. Innehållet är den botaniska titeln till trots främst av medicinskt innehåll

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        Gli Uffici di M. Tullio Cicerone e sopra di essi commentari di giurisprudenza, d'etica filosofica, di politica e di filologia.

      Firenze, Appresso Andrea Bonducci, 1756. 1756 In folio, pagg. X, (1), 348 (ma 352) con splendido antiporta, bella vignetta al frontespizio in rosso e nero, due capilettera ornati in dedicatoria e nella prefazione, e due vignette allegoriche come finalini, il tutto finemente inciso su rame. Legatura in piena pergamena rigida dell'epoca, nervi e titolo manoscritto al dorso, tagli spruzzati. Opera dedicata a Sua Altezza Reale il Serenissimo Principe Don Filippo infante di Spagna Duca di Parma, Piacenza, Guastalla ecc. dal Marchese Andrea Luigi de Silva Suo gentiluomo di Camera. L'opera contiene gli Uffici di Cicerone tradotti sull'edizione latina del Grevio e divisi in 3 libri, ed i commentari su di essi. Alcune lievissime fioriture sparse ma del tutto trascurabili, una gora al margine superiore delle ultime 9 carte. Per il resto fresco esemplare, assai marginoso. Legatura in ordine. Edizione di gran pregio "a cui Andre Luigi de Silva unì ampli comenti di giurisprudenza, etica, filologia". Molto raro Gamba 2196.

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        Asia Minor in sua partes seu provincias divisa Parigi: Robert de Vaugondy, 1756

      PARIGI: ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, 1756 1756 Incisione all'acquaforte su due fogli uniti di mm totali 625 x 485 alla battuta su carta vergata; filigrana a mezzaluna rovesciata e numerose sigle; perfetta acquarellatura d'epoca ad indicare i confini delle province. Foglio pefetto, a larghi margini. I fogli fanno sono tratti dall' "Atlas Universel", nel quale si aggiungono molte nuove indicazioni geografiche; particolarmente precise le definizioni delle longitudini e delle latiutudini.

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