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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’ 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. “Appeal” is missing the bottom of the last leaf, with no loss of text. “Further Particulars” 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. “Appeal” presently appears online for $1500. “Particulars” for $750. Both pamphlets

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Arte di conoscere l' età de' codici latini e italiani.

      G. Corciolani ed Eredi Colli a s. Tommaso d' Aquino 1756 TROMBELLI, Giovanni Crisostomo (1697-1784). Bologna, G. Corciolani ed Eredi Colli a s. Tommaso d' Aquino, 1756. In-4°, cartonato officinale. xii, 116 pp. con facsimili n.t. e due tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. Frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero con vignetta al centro. Bell' esemplare intonso di quest' opera rara più volte ristampata. Edizione originale. Brunet, V, 967. Graesse, VII, p. 206.

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        Observations on the Ancient and Present State of the Islands of Scilly, and their importance to the Trade of Great-Britain .

      Oxford: Printrf by W. Jackson, 1756.. First Ed. Very Good. 4to. Book (iv); 140 pages. Large folding map, 3 folding plates including large panoramic plate of St. Marys (this highly decorative plate is sometimes missing), engraving in text. Contemporary calf, recently restored at the corners and neatly rebacked. Internally nice a crisp. Kress, 5494. Boase & Courtney, 34. This important early comprehensive survey of the Islands, was reviewed in the May issue of the Literary Magazine in the year of it's publication, by no lesser figure than Dr. Johnson

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        Promtuario Pharmaco E Cirurgico,

      Lisboa - Manoel Soares, 1756 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce manual with directions for treating a range of afflictions and venereal diseases affecting humans. Second edition. By Santos de Torres (1676-1749). Torres was professor of surgery at All Saints' Hospital in Lisbon, and was personal physician to the infant Antonio, brother of King John V. With decorative head and tail pieces and copperplate notes to half title, final page and at least one further page. Including instructions on embalming the dead, should treatment be unsuccessful. . . Condition: Expertly rebound in a halfcalf binding with snake-effect boards. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Spotting, age-toning and tidemarks to many pages, especially the first and last few, though many remain generally bright and clean. Chipping to first couple of pages has been expertly repaired. The final page has age-toning and ink marks with foxing and slight evidence of past wormingto the final few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Signer Robert Treat Paine Defends a Man Against an llegal Arrest

      Robert Treat Paine began the study of law in 1756 and was admitted to the Mas- & sachusetts bar the next year. He conducted the prosecution of Captain Thomas & Preston and his British soldiers following the Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770; & John Adams was opposing counsel. He was highly respected and represented & Massachusetts at the Continental Congress from 1774 through 1778. In Con- & gress, he signed the final appeal to the King (the Olive Branch Petition of 1775), & and signed the Declaration of Independence. After the war, Paine was Massa- & chusetts Attorney General from 1777 to 1790 and a justice of the state supreme & court from 1790 to 1804 when he retired. & This is a Writ to the Sheriff of Bristol County, Massachusetts, August 2, 1765, & to seize the goods or person of one Samuel Holloway on account of a debt and & hold them for a hearing on the third Tuesday of August. On the verso the Sheriff & notes that he brought Holloway in for his appearance. Below that notation Treat, & who was defending Holloway, states in a seven-line Autograph Note Signed & that his clients being taken was illegal and that the claimed debt ought to abate.

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        Marien Reginen Krügerin gebohrenen Rühlemannin Schreiben an den Herrn Professor Carl Anton darinnen bewiesen wird, daß es einen ewigen Juden gebe

      Halle und Helmstedt, Hemmerde, 1756.. 32 S. Rückenbroschur. Engel, Faustschriften 2294; Wambach, Ahasver und Kafka, S. 22; Neubaur, Die Sage vom ewigen Juden (2. verb. Aufl. 1893), S. 22 ff. - Satirische Besprechung des im selben Jahr erschienenen Werkes "Lepidam fabulam de Judaeo immortali" des Hallenser Professors C. Anton (die amüsanten Einzelheiten über seinen Titel bei Neubaur Anm. 53). - Die Satire präsumiert das angebliche Treffen der Autorin mit Ahasver, der ja deshalb auch existieren müsse - sie habe ihn ja selbst gesehen. Es folgt eine ausführliche Beschreibung - bis auf die Manschetten. Bei der Autorenangabe dürfte es sicher um ein leider nicht zu lüftendes Pseudonym handeln. Das in der entsprechenden Literatur als "Brief der Krügerin" eingegangene Werk wird schon von Neubaur als "sehr selten geworden" bezeichnet, heute ist es praktisch unauffindbar.

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        A journal of eight days journey from Portsmouth to Kingston upon Thames; through Southampton, Wiltshire, &c. with miscellaneous thoughts, Moral and Religious; In A Series Of Sixty-Four Letters: Addressed to two Ladies of the Partie. To which is added, AN Essay ON Tea, Considered as pernicious to Health, obstructing Industry, and impoverishing the Nation: With an Account of its Growth, and great Consumption in these Kingdoms. With Several Political Reflections; And Thoughts ON Public Love. In Twenty-Five Letters to the same Ladies. By a gentleman of the partie

      London: Printed by H. Woodfall, 1756. First Edition. Quarter-bound Leather. Very Good +. First Edition. 4to; [6], 201, [5], 203-361, [1]pp, with an engraved frontispiece and an engraved plate opposite the divisional title to the Essay on Tea, both by Thomas Major after Samuel Wale. Modern quarter-calf over plain paper-covered boards, the flat spine in six compartments between decorative gilt bands, with a red morocco gilt lettering piece to the second compartment; all edges stained red, end papers renewed. Title page and preliminaries lightly foxed, but the contents otherwise clean and bright, the binding tight and firm. A splendid, wide-margined copy offered at an attractive price. ESTC Citation No. T127188. Gibson's Library, p. 144. Hanway was both a widely traveled merchant, with connections to the Russia Company, and a philanthropist, whose causes included foundlings, prostitutes and the climbing apprentices of chimney sweeps. His mother's death, in 1755, prompted him to return to Portsmouth where she was buried, the brief trip that served as inspiration for this, his second book, to which he appended An Essay on Tea. In the book's main part, Hanway describes many of the places he visited (including Salisbury, with its great cathedral, and Stonehenge), with digressions on tombstones, sacred music and oratorios, divine poetry, temperance, lap-dogs, false grief, the ruling passion of women, and much else. His Essay on Tea indicts the beverage for causing everything from insomnia, weak nerves, and scurvy to bad teeth, and proposes 'Herbs of our own growth in lieu of tea.' Both works, but especially the latter, led to a literary skirmish with Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Johnson, and other ardent tea-drinkers. Regarding A journal of eight days journey from Portsmouth to Kingston upon Thames, Johnson claimed that Hanway had ‘acquired some reputation by traveling abroad, but lost it all by traveling at home'. And though Hanway was largely right about the adulterated beverage that passed for tea in the mid-eighteenth century, Johnson lambasted Hanway's views in both the Literary Magazine and the Idler, where Hanway appears as Dick Wormwood, a man whose sole delight is to find everything wrong.

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        Dem Hirschen werden die Hessen abgehauen oder die jarrets coupiret

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1756. 29x47 cm. - Thienemann 63 - Aus der Serie "Die par force Jagd des Hirschen und deren ganzer Vorgang mit ausführlicher Beschreibung..". Blatt 15. "Wir sehen noch einmal das edle Schlachtopfer von Hunden gepackt und verwundet, wobei ein Jäger ihm die Sehnen der Hinterfüsse durchhaut. Ueberall eilt die Schaar zu ihm hin. Die Hornisten blasen Halali." Kurzer Randeinriss in den schmalen Rändchen restauriert. Papier am oberen Rand leicht geschwärzt.

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        Recherches Sur Differens Points Importans Du Systeme Du Monde, (Troiseme Partie)

      - Historia.(93) Chez David Libreria. Paris. 1756. 22 cm. 263 p. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial estampadale. Contiene un desplegable. Textos en Francés . Cubierta deslucida. . Lomo rozado. 100C [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Des Theatres De Paris, Contenant toutes les Pieces qui ont ete representees jusqu'a present sur les differens Theatres Francois & sur celui de l'Academie Royale de Musique: les Extraits de celles qui ont ete jouees par les Comediens Italiens, depuis leur retablissement en 1716 ainsi que des Opera Comiques, & principaux Spectacles des Foires Saint Germain & Saint... 6 Vols. A-Z

      Chez Lambert; A Paris, 1756. Very good+. Previously belonging to Yale University Library, having library loan record slip pasted to the rear free endpapers verso of each volume and library bookplate to the rear pastedown of Vol. I. Contemporary quarter-calf over beautifully marbled boards. Corner-worn with light chipping to spine heads and tails. Gilt lettering and tooling to spines. Light wear and darkening.. First printing. . Hard. 12mo. 16mo.. Very good+.

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        The Works Of the Earls of Rochester, Roscomon, and Dorset; The Dukes of Devonshire, Buckinghamshire, &c. With Memoirs of their Lives. In Two Volumes. With Additions, and Adorned with Cuts

      London: Printed in the Year, 1756. 2 volumes. 12mo, 155 x 82 mms., pp. 168; 168, engraved frontispiece and 4 full-page engraved plates in volume 1, engraved portrait frontispiece and 2 full-page engraved plates in volume 2, later 18th century mottled calf, spines gilt, morocco labels; a very good to fine set, with the bookplate of Alexandre Sanson on the front past-down end-paper of each volume. Rochester's works occupy the whole of volume 1, and volume 2 is given over to the other authors. The titlepage to vol. 2 reads: Poems by the Earls of Roscomon and Dorset, the Duke of Devonshire, Buckingham, &c. Both volumes were also issued separately and/or with the title, The Poetical Works.... Plates appeared in the 1739 volume, 3 portraits and three scenes, For this 1756 edition, ESTC N35509 locates copies in Cornell, McGill, Fisher Library (Sydney).

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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'Aug.to

      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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        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.]

      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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        THE HISTORY OF THE ISLAND OF MINORCA

      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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        MANUSCRITO ÁRABE – TRATADO DE ÉTICA. – SÉC. XVIII.

      - 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 Imp.re 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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        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.

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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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