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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        THE METHOD OF FLUXIONS

      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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)

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN HARRIS, Jr. TO GOVERNOR HUNTER MORRIS, REGARDING THE NEED FOR REINFORCEMENTS ON THE PENNSYLVANIA FRONTIER DURING THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR]

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Ars Libri Ltd]
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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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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS, EXPLAINED IN THEIR DIFFERENT MEANINGS, AND AUTHORIZED BY THE NAMES OF THE WRITERS IN WHOSE WORKS THEY ARE FOUND. ABRACTED FROM THE FOLIO EDITION..., TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A GRAMMAR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

      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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        Physicae experimentales, et geometricae, de magnete, tuborum capillarium vitreorumque speculorum attractione, magnitudine terrae, coherentia corporum firmiorum dissertationes: ut et ephemerides meteorologicae ultrajectinae. -

      Viennae, Pragae & Tergesti, Trattner, 1756.In-4. Legatura coeva in pergamena, titolo impr. in oro sul dorso. Con 2 grandi tabelle ripieg., una inc. in rame, e 28 tavv. ripieg. f.t. inc. in rame con strumenti scientifici, esperimenti e diagrammi. (8), 270, 83, (3), 64, (2 bianche), 264 pp.; bruniture e fioriture sparse. Seconda edizione (prima: 1729). Musschenbroek, uno dei più apprezzati fisici del '700, insegnò fisica sperimentale a Leida. I suoi numerosi studi, molti dei quali ispirati dalle esperienze dell'Accademia del Cimento, trattano la meccanica, l'elettricità, l'idraulica, l'ottica ecc. Roller & Goodman II, 223. Wheeler Gift 268 (Leiden 1729). DSB IX, 595: «The excellence of his lectures maintained the reputation that Leiden had acquired under Boerhaave and 'sGravesande, and students interested in experimentation came from all parts of Europe... The experiments can be studied in Musschenbroek's books, which contain many fine illustrations; they deal with the mechanics of rigid bodies, air pressure, heat, cohesion, capillarity, phosphorescence, magnetism, and electricity». Second edition. With 2 large folding tables (one engr.), and 28 folding engr. plates. Contemp. vellum; some foxing and light browning throughout.

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        Veduta dell'Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo?

      Acquaforte, bulino e puntasecca, 140x270; tratta dalla terza tiratura della prima edizione de "Le Antichità Romane", una fra la più celebri opere di Piranesi. Esemplare con ampi margini, impresso su carta vergata romana. Le Antichità Romane furono pubblicate nel 1756 in quattro tomi da Rotili, Bouchard e Gravier. Furono pubblicate tre tirature diverse che si distinguono solo per piccole varianti del frontespizio del primo tomo. L'opera fu preparata nell'arco di un periodo molto lungo, probabilmente già a partire dal 1745 ca. Oltre alla indubbia importanza grafica essa rappresenta un nuovo modo di approcciarsi allo studio dell'architettura, una visione che fino ad allora era sconosciuta al mondo accademico, una sintesi della Roma antica ed è il punto di partenza per lo sviluppo della sua produzione futura. Splendido esemplare con ampi margini.

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        Carte des isles de Maiorque , Minorque et Yvice

      Carta raffigurante Maiorca, Minorca, Ibiza e Formentera pubblicata nel periodo della Guerra dei Sette Anni, quando gli Inglesi persero il controllo di Minorca, combattendo contro le flotte di Spagna e Francia. Nel cartiglio in basso pinata di Mahon. Incisione in rame, leggere gore d'acqua, per il resto in ottime condizioni. Showing the Balearic islands with their topography and main towns and cities marked. With two insets, one of Mahon and the other of the position of the Balearics in the Mediterranean. It is likely that it was published during the Seven Years' War, when the English lost Minorca to a combined Spanish & French fleet Norimberga Nurnberg 580 460

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        Veduta degli avanzi dell'Anfiteatro Flavio dalla parte interna?

      Acquaforte, bulino e puntasecca, 140x203; tratta dalla terza tiratura della prima edizione de "Le Antichità Romane", una fra la più celebri opere di Piranesi. Esemplare con ampi margini, impresso su carta vergata romana. Le Antichità Romane furono pubblicate nel 1756 in quattro tomi da Rotili, Bouchard e Gravier. Furono pubblicate tre tirature diverse che si distinguono solo per piccole varianti del frontespizio del primo tomo. L'opera fu preparata nell'arco di un periodo molto lungo, probabilmente già a partire dal 1745 ca. Oltre alla indubbia importanza grafica essa rappresenta un nuovo modo di approcciarsi allo studio dell'architettura, una visione che fino ad allora era sconosciuta al mondo accademico, una sintesi della Roma antica ed è il punto di partenza per lo sviluppo della sua produzione futura. Splendido esemplare con ampi margini.

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        Figures dessinées d'après Nature du bas Peuple à Rome. -

      Paris, Lempereur, 1756.In-8 gr. (17,5 x 27 cm.). Senza legatura. Nove tavole inc. in rame, incluso il frontespizio. Bella e non comune raccolta di figure popolari romane disegnate dall'artista parigino Pierre durante il suo soggiorno a Roma, tra il 1735 e il 1740. Dopo il suo rientro in Francia divenne uno dei più apprezzati pittori di corte, tanto da ottenere la nomina di "premier peintre du roi" nel 1770. Thieme & Becker, XXVII, pp. 4. Colas 2361. Hiler 710. Lipperheide 1307. A scarce set of nine engravings, incl. title, showing typical low class Romans of the early 18th century drawn by the distinguished French artist. Disbound.

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        CONSULTI MEDICI

      PITTERIEdito nel 1756, a Venezia, In 4° piccolo, legatura in tela edit., titoli al dorso, 3 tomi in 1 volume, stemma al frontespizio, testo su due colonne, capilettera.Seconda edizione dell'opera principale del medico napoletano (1671-1735), apparsa postuma e curata dal nipote, cui vi è resposta un'interessante raccolta di numerose diagnosi. Tra le ampie osservazioni sui benefici delle acque napoletane, spiccano quelle della Ferrata, di Testaccio, d'Ischia e le virtù dei Bagni di Pozzuoli. Opera rara. Buon esemplare.

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        Confessioni... volgarizzate Giusta la edizione de' PP. Maurini da Girolamo Brunelli...

      Nella Stamperia del Seminario 1756 Tre volumi di cm. 23, pp. (52) 544; xvi; 606 (2); xvi, 503 (1). Antiporta allegorica con l'immagine di S. Agostino, bel ritratto di Clemente VII cui l'opera è dedicata, vignette ai frontespizi, testate e capolettera. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti ai dorsi. Esemplare particolarmente fresco e marginoso (in barbe), in eccellente stato di conservazione e stampato su carta di ottima qualità. Un timbretto di biblioteca religiosa estinta ai frontespizi. Edizione stimata ed assai rara. Curiosamente non citata da Gamba e Paitoni.

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        The Iliad [in Greek]. Volume One [of two]

      Glasguae [Glasgow]; In Aedibus Academicis, Excudebant Robertus Et Andreas Foulis, Academiae Typographi, M DCC LVI [1756]. Folio; vi, 312 p.; 47.5 cm. Volume One of the two containing the Iliad [and of four volumes of the Works]. The introduction is by Professors James Moor and George Muirhead of Glasgow University, who explain why they felt the need to modify the Samuel Clarke edition of 1729. Updike, Printing Types II: 143, mentions this as a beautiful example of Foulis classical book design. Bound in full contemporary plain leather, rebacked ca. 1990. Text very good. stock#OB396.

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Elegy in 1759 as his boat was rowed up the St. Lawrence [to Quebec] the night before his death, said that &#39;he would prefer being the author of that poem to the glory of beating the French tomorrow,&#39; 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&#39;s flotilla."ÑCarroll A. Wilson, "Familiar &#39;Small College&#39; 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&#39;s Canadian cultural heritage, University of Toronto paid $400,000 to purchase the signed 1754 copy in 1988.

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        A Treatise Containing the Elementary Part of Fortification, Regular and Irregular

      London: For J. Norse, 1756.. First Edition. 8vo (title cont.) ...with Remarks on the Constructions of the most celebrated Authors, particularly of Marshal de Vauban and Baron Coehorn, in which the Perfection and Imperfection of their several Works are considered. For Use of the Royal Academy of Artillery at Woolwich.. full calf 18th century binding with raised bands, 34 copper plates, 232pp. Some dust staining, but unfoxed, a nice tight copy of this item.

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        Histoire des navigations aux Terres Australes contenant ce que l'on sçait des moeurs et des productions des contrées découvertes jusqu'à ce jour ; et où il est traité de l'utilité d'y faire de plus amples découvertes, et des moyens d'y former un établissement.

      4°. Titel, XVI S., 463 (recte 480) S.; Titel, 513 S., 1 n.n. S. Mit 7 gefalteten gestochenen Karten. Geglättete Kalblederbände des 20. Jahrhunderts mit je 2 roten goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und blindgeprägter Deckelfiletierung. 2 Bände. Sabin 8388. - Palau 36162 - Hill S. 34. - Zweiter Druck der ersten Ausgabe mit den 7 Karten von Robert de Vaugondy und den 7 zusätzlichen Blättern (S. 437*-450*) im ersten Band, die erst nach Auslieferung eines Teils der Auflage beigefügt wurden. - Charles de Brosses Kompilation über die Geschichte der Entdeckungen auf der südlichen Halbkugel umfasst sowohl den effektiven wie auch den imaginären Wissensstand seiner Zeit über diese, in weiten Teilen unerforschten Gebiete des Globus. Angefangen mit Amerigo Vespucci, zu Magellan, Drake, Schouten u.a. bis zu der Vermutung des grossen Südkontinents und der noch in weiter Ferne liegenden Existenz der Antarktis. Die Entdeckungen der Südsee und Südostasiens waren in voller Aktualität, entsprechend mussten im ersten Band nach Seite 436 kurzfristig 14 Seiten mit einer Fortsetzung 'Sur les découvertes des Hollandais dans l'Australasie' eingefügt werden. Charles de Brosses (1709-1777), französischer Philologe, Freund des Naturforschers Buffon, erbitterter Gegener Voltaires, kam in seinem Leben physisch wohl nie über seine Heimat Burgund und Paris hinaus. Er war ein begnadeter Kompilator, schuf den Begriff 'Polynesien' in diesem Werk. Diderot und d'Alembert übernahmen viele seiner Artikel in die Encyclopédie. James Cook diente es als 'Reiseführer' bei der Vorbereitung seiner Reisen und Bougainville soll auf Grund der Lektüre des Buches entschieden haben: Ich werde Entdecker. - Papier leicht gebräunt. - Sehr breitrandiges Exemplar in geschmackvollen neueren Einbänden. - Second printing of the first edition with 7 maps by Robert de Vaugondy and 7 page supplement (S. 437*-450*) in the first volume, which was added to a part of the issue after its first dispatch. - Charles de Brosses compilation of the history of the discovery of the Southern Hemisphere includes all real and imaginary knowledge concerning this part of the earth, which was still largely unknown at his time. Starting with Amerigo Vespucci to Magellan, Drake, Schouten and others, even supposing the existence of a huge southern continent and of an even farther laying Antartis. The discovery of the South Seas and Southeast Asia were then up-to-date and therefore it was inevitable to add after page 436 of the first volume a 14-page supplement 'Sur les découvertes des Hollandais dans l'Australasie'. Charles de Brosses (1709-1777), French philologist, friend of the natural scientist Buffon, acrimonious detractor of Voltaire, he never travelled further than Burgundy or Paris. He was an exceptionally gifted compiler and created the term of 'Polynesia' in his work. Diderot and d'Alembert took over many of his articles for the Encyclopédie. James Cook used his work as a 'travel guide' for the preparation of his exploratory travels and Bougainville is said to have decided to be an explorer after having read his works. - Paper slightly browned. Copy with very large margins and beautiful new bindings [6 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Lære om de naturlige Vande.

      Samt Grundig Undersøgning af de Vande, Som findes udi Kiøbenhavn og dens Egne, og til allehaande Nytte af dens Indbyggere meest blive anvendte. Næst Opløsning paa det Spørsmaal: Hvilket Vand der er det bedste? Kbhvn.: L.H. Lillie 1756. Med en kobberstukket titelvignet, en foldet tabel, samt to foldede håndkolorerede tavler af vanddyr. [24] + 134 + [2] s. Samt. smukt helldr. med forgyldt ryg. St.p.fbl. Ryggen nænsomt rep.With an engraved title-vignette, one folding table, and two folding handcoloured plates showing water insects. Nice contp. full leather, spine gilt. Stamp on flyleaf. Spine neatly rep.. An early Danish book on spring water. Bibl. Dan. I, 814

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        La libreria de' Volpi, e la stamperia cominiana illustrate con utili e curiose annotazioni (...) Padova, Giuseppe Comino, 1756

      Giuseppe Comino, 1756In 16mo; pp. XIV, [2!, 592, (2),XXIV, (2). Legatura non coeva tutta pergamena, titolo calligrafato al dorso, tagli puntinati, parte inferiore del frontespizio restaurata, ottimo esemplare di una rara bibliografia, che infine contiene il Catalogo de? libri cominiani ancora vendibili, co? legittimi prezzi a ragion di pronti contanti: A diversi de? quali in questa novella Impressione si sono aggiunte alcune Osservazioni. Raro.

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        En gammal mans bref, til en ung prints.

      I-II. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1756. 8:o. (16),344 + (2),382 s. Med 5 inklistrade grav. vinjetter och 1 grav. vinjett i texten. Två trevliga halvsaffianbd från mitten av 1800-talet med breda upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar och sprängda snitt. Mörkbruna mönsterpressade pärmpapper med bladornament och djur. Ryggarna blekta och ytterfalsarna delvis med sprickor på första volymen. Bra inlagor med enstaka småfläckar, t.ex. en liten bläckfläck i övre yttre hörnet på s. 79 och några kraftiga rostfläckar i texten på s. 105-06 i del I samt i nedre marginalen på s. 71-72 och 237-38 i del II.. Klingberg Barn- och ungdomslitteratur utgiven i Sverige 1756:1. En ny upplaga trycktes 1785 och arbetet översattes även till flera språk. Utkom första gången 1751 respektive 1753 i två fristående delar under titlarna "Utkast af en gammal mans dageliga bref, under desz sjukdom, til en späd prints" respektive "En äldre mans bref til en stadigare prins". Dessa trycktes enligt Tessin endast i 30 exemplar vardera. 1756 års utgåva, den första samlade och för allmänheten ämnade, utgavs av Tessin på ständernas uppmaning. Den graverade vinjetten på s. 1 är av J. E. Rehn, som signerat ytterligare en vinjett i arbetet. I en tidigare del av upplagan finns en variant av Tessin i nattmössa av P. E. Geringius. Den byttes, enligt uppgift, på hög befallning ut mot föreliggande vinjett. Tessins arbete har av Lindroth liknats vid "en frihetstida furstespegel" i vilken Tessin samlade de brev han som guvernör skickat till sin elev den blivande Gustav III. I dessa undervisar Tessin sin adept i allt från kultur och näringsliv till hur ett rike ska skötas samt hur koppympning framgångsrikt ska bedrivas. Undervisningen presenteras inte sällan i form av djurfabler eller avfattad på vers i s.k. stenstil

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        Om tankar i witterhetsarbeten.

      Samtal. I-III. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1756-58. 8:o. 112 + (2),115-295 + (2),299-424,(12) s. Stiligt lackat och marmorerat hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och övre guldsnitt, övriga snitt endast putsade (Hedberg, 1928). Ryggen aningen blekt och med liten repa i ett av fälten. Ytterfalsarna obetydligt nötta. Titelbladet har spår av en beskuren anteckning i nedre marginalen. Några blyertsnoteringar på sista opaginerade sidan och eftersättsbladet. Inlagan med någon enstaka småfläck och lite dammig i marginalerna på sina håll. Inlagan från Bergshammar, med Gustaf Bernströms guldpräglade pärmexlibris och Svante Svedlins namnteckning daterad år 2000.. Lorenzo Hammarsköld skriver i sin "Svenska vitterheten" om föreliggande arbete att Sahlstedt var "den första, som försökte att efter grunder granska våra vittra producter. Härvid leddes han dock, såsom nästan hela hans samtid, helt och hållet af fransyska åsigter: Bonhours var i synnerhet hans theoretiska orakel. Hela hans kritik går derföre ensamt ut på framställningssättet, och skriften Om tankar i vitterhets-arbeten, som är formad efter Bonhours' Maniere de bien penser dans les ouvrages d'esprit, sysselsätter sig uteslutande med uttryckets logiska rigtighet, prydlighet, höghet och behaglighet, tillvägabragt förmedelst liknelser, metaphorer o.s.v." Abraham Sahlstedt (1716-76) blev 1747, med arbetet "Försök till en swensk grammatika" som merit, skrivbiträde i Vetenskapsakademien. Hammarsköld sammanfattar: "Sällan har någon ådagalagt en sådan ifver, som han, för svenska vitterhetens och språkets förädling"

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        British Education: or, the source of the Disorders of Great Britain. Being an Essay towards proving, that the immortality, ignorance, and false taste, which so generally prevail, are the natural and necessary consequences of the present defective system of education. With an attempt to shew, that a revival of the art of speaking, and the study of our own language, might contribute, in a great measure, to the cure of those evils. IN THREE PARTS. I. Of the use of these studies to religion, and morality; as also, to the support of the British constitution. II. Their absolute necessity in order to refine, ascertain, and fix the English language. III. their use in the cultivation of the imitative arts: shewing, that were the study of oratory made

      London: J. & R. Dodsley 1756 London: J. & R. Dodsley, 1756. First edition, with half-title. 8vo. [2], xl, 536 pp. Contemporary speckled calf, spine brittle, hinges starting and lightly shellacked, boards rubbed, bookplate, offsetting to endpapers, small contemporary note to head of title page, internally clean. Alston X, 221 . "A treatise of fundamental importance for the history of English studies and the teaching of English, discussing all aspects of language-study, including grammar, rhetoric and elocution" (Alston)237714

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        Travels through germany, bohemia, hungary, switzerland, italy, and lorrain giving a true and just description of the present state of those countries... illustrated with copper-plates, engraved from drawings taken on the spot... london, a linde, 1756-57.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 26, pp. 1.800 ca. complessive. Con 8 tavole incise in rame fuori testo tra cui l'itinerario del viaggio (in antiporta), la veduta di Clausen, l'Isola Bella, l'Isola Madre (entrambe ripiegate) e reperti archologici. Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro su tasselli in marocchino rosso e ricchi fregi. Solo le cerniere del primo volume leggermente indebolite, peraltro bell'esemplare. Celebre relazione di viaggio in forma epistolare, particolarmente interessante perchè dedicato principalmente al territorio italiano. Oltre la metà dell'opera riguarda infatti la descrizione del Keysler di tutte le città italiane (comprese le minori) da lui visitate lungo la penisola. Cfr. D'Ancona: ""Nonostante la sua gran mole, quest'opera rese molteplici servizj come manuale, così ai tedeschi, come agli inglesi che la tradussero. In essa comincia già a spuntare, accanto all'interesse erudito e polistorico, quello dell'arte""; Olschki (374): ""Sull'importanza del viaggio non sussistono dubbi..."".

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        En gammal mans bref, til en ung prints.

      1-2. Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1756. 8:o. (15),+ (blank),+ 344; (2),+ 382 s. Med 5 inklistrade grav. vinjetter samt en i texten. Enstaka fläckar. Samtida nött skinnband, nött rygg med upphöjda bind, blindpressning och beige ryggtiteletikett, övre kapitäl med skada och falsarna spruckna. Försättsblad saknas. Äldre namnteckning M. Wallenberg. Carlander III, s. 233. Första samlade utgåvan. De brev Tessin skrev till sin elev, den blivande Gustav III, gav han 1751 ut i en mycket begränsad upplaga under titeln "En gammal mans bref til en späd prints". 1753 gav drottningen, utan att ha tillfrågat Tessin, ut ytterligare en samling. Dessa båda samlingar fick stor spridning, då de trycktes om 1756. En ny upplaga kom 1785. De översattes till de flesta europeiska kulturspråken. Proveniensen är troligen Marcus Wallenberg (1774-1833), biskop i Linköping, bl.a. känd för sina svenska översättningar av Iliaden och Odysséen, utgivna 1814 resp. 1819. Hans boksamling om 1760 volymer såldes på auktion i Uppsala 1835

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        Officio della b.v. maria per tutti i tempi dell'anno... in roma, salvioni, 1756.

      Cm. 20,5, pp. (24) 407 (1). Vignetta al frontespizio, testo interamente stampato in rosso e nero, molti finalini, cul-de-lamps e molte tavole incise in rame a piena pagina. Splendida legatura coeva in pieno marocchino interamente decorato in oro. Dorso a piccoli nervi, piatti inquadrati da serie di cornici ornamentali, fregi floreali con stemma centrale. Sguardie goffrate e tagli in oro. Il volume è inoltre conservato in un'elegante scatola originale in pelle. Ben conservato. Dalla pagina 245 con autonomo frontespizio: Officio de' morti, dello Spirito Santo, e della Santa Croce...

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        [Avanzo del Mausoleo d'Elio Adriano]

      Acquaforte in due fogli uniti, complessivamente mm. 475x722 alla battuta + ampi margini bianchi. L'incisione fa parte della raccolta "Le antichità romane", Tomo IV, tavola VII. Al margine inf. esaustiva descrizione della tavola: "Nella Tav. precedente si sono dimostrati gli Avanzi del Mausoleo e del Ponte d'Elio Adriano sino da loro Fondam.ti nella presente si riporta il Taglio, o sia Spaccato de' medesimi....". Nel 1756 Piranesi studiò e misurò una quantità innumerevole di edifici dell'antica Roma. La conseguenza fu la pubblicazione in quattro volumi di viste degli antichi monumenti romani, le Antichità Romane de' tempo della prima Repubblica e dei primi imperatori. Tali vedute mirano a magnificare la grandiosità dell'architettura romana e spesso le dimensioni sono volutamente esasperate nella deformazione prospettica: per esempio in questa tavola le Fondamenta del Mausoleo di Adriano, trasformate in una montagna gigantesca di cui non si riesce a vedere la cima. Nella prefazione Piranesi lamenta sul degrado, e la manomissione dei resti archeologici, ponendosi tra i primi ad aver chiara l'esigenza di una specifica salvaguardia dei monumenti, e della necessità di documentarli con immagini.

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        Stow: A Description of the Magnificent Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham. With a Plan of the House and Gardens.

      London: Printed for J. Rivington and B. Seeley. 1756.. [2], [2], [3]-32pp., with engraved dedications leaf, large engraved folding plan of the grounds, closed tear to lower portion, one large folding view of North and South elevations of the House and gardens, 10 further engraved plates of garden buildings, small worm hole to lower blank margin of title, Morley Jeffers Williams&apos; copy with his ownership label affixed to the front pastedown, cont. blue boards, rubbed, recent calf spine, red morocco title label to spine.One of the first printed guide books devoted to a country house.

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        Viaggio Attorno Al Mondo fatto negli Anni MDCCXL. I. II. III. IV. Dal Signore Giorgio Anson presentemente Lord Anson, allora Comandante in capite di una Squadra di Navi da Guerra di S.M.B

      Per Gio. Paolo Fantechi e Compagni Livorno: Per Gio. Paolo Fantechi e Compagni. 1756. First. Second Italian edition, the first published in 1755. Translated by Hambly Pope. Quarto. xvi, 428pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait, and title-page vignette. Full vellum. According to data at OCLC, "There are two known states: one state wants map and contains a repaired title page." This copy wants the folding map, and shows no obvious evidence of every having one. Three early Italian ownership signatures on front fly ("Del Dottor Gius. Valacchi 1764 in Livorno"; "Del Dot. Giuseppi Mochi 1768"; "di Leon A. Contefiore di pro 1833 in Livorno"), remnant of paper title label on spine, modest erosion to vellum at corners and spine, evidence of old front hinge repair, a very good copy. Sabin 101189. OCLC locates one copy of this edition; four of the 1755 first Italian edition. .

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        An Appeal to the People: Containing the Genuine Entire Letter of Admiral Byng... (and) Further Particulars in Relation to the Case of Admiral Byng

      Lon., 1756.. This is one of the more tragic episodes in British naval history. On his way to relieve the garrison on Minorca during the Seven Years&#146; War, Byng was surprised by the French fleet. After an indecisive engagement with the French he retreated without being able to resupply the garrison. Byng thought he was doing what he needed to protect his ships, but public and official opinion were against him. He was found guilty of dereliction of his duties. By the law of the day, this was a capital crime, and he was executed, despite appeals for clemency from people in power. See DNB. NMM V, part 1, 1168. The two pamphlets, dating from the time of the event, were written in support of Byng. &#147;Appeal&#148; is missing the bottom of the last leaf, with no loss of text. &#147;Further Particulars&#148; has a dark smudge at the top of the title page. Both are otherwise in very good condition, removed from larger volumes, and both are scarce in the trade. &#147;Appeal&#148; presently appears online for $1500. &#147;Particulars&#148; for $750. Both pamphlets

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        Prospecter af åtskillige märkvärdige Byggnader, Säterier och Herregårdar uti Skåne som i fordna tider hafva til större delen varit befästade med vallar, vattugrafvar och vind-bryggor och blifvit år 1680 aftagne (..) af ingenieur Capitain Burman.

      1756. Oblong folio. 30 x 40,5 cm. Title + 23 plates (2 missing) + 1 blank leaf. One of the plates fold out. 19th. century black half calf. Black board papers. Gilt title at the front board. Brown end papers. Worn board edges and spine. Bumped corners. Some board paper rubbed off. Title narrowly cut and laid down on a mount paper in larger size. Some creases, stains and spots here and there. A few tears to the margins. Several repaired tears, some into the image areas. One across an entire plate. A few corners repaired with later paper. A few pencil inscriptions.. An interesting plate book depicting important estates in the province of Skåne in south Sweden. It can be viewed as a supplement to the great plate book "Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna". The province of Skåne was not a part of that book. The original plans of the estates were made by Gerhard von Burman in 1680. This work was published in 1756 containing Burmans revised plans. Some plates with one estate only, most plates with two or more estates. The benefacor paying for each plate is mentioned below the images. The depicted estates are: Marsvinsholm, Nääs, Örtofta, Sandby, Andrarsrum Alunbruk, Ljungby, Beckaskog, Wegeholm, Knutstorp, Löbare, Hvitschöfle, Karsholm, Barsebeck, Svenstorp, Gunnarstorp, Robelöf, Torup, Billesholm, Skarhult, Tomerup, Flyinge, Klagerup, Julared, Sörköping,Jordberga, Öfskloster, Wanås (missing), Ogarp (missing), Osby (missing), Häradsva kloster, Glimminge, Målleröd, Bosiökloster, Bärreby, Ellinge, Skafversiö, Biörsiöholm, Svaneholm, Rosendahla, Dufek, Dybeck, Tunbyholm, Krageholm, Widarp, Kraperup (missing), Söfde (missing), Ericsholm (Trolleholm), Belteberga, Gunnarstorp and Tössebro

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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&#39;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&#39;s &#39;Discovery of Witchcraft&#39; (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&#39;s Crudities and in 1621 &#39;The History of Tom Thumb&#39; 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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        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 &#147;moral and instructive amusement.&#148; 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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