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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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        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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        Gedanken über die Nachahmung der Griechischen Werke in der Malerey und Bildhauerkunst.

      Zweyte vermehrte Auflage. Dresden und Leipzig, Waltherischen Handlung, 1756. 4:o. (8),+ 172 s. Titel med graverad vinjett, dito på sid. (3), 1, 45 och 99. Något nött samtida marmorerat pappband, guldornerad rygg med röd titeletikett röda stänsnitt. Vinet 1254. Ruppert s. 12. Andra upplagan av Winckelmanns genombrottsverk, tryckt tillsammans med följdskrifterna "Sendschreiben über die Gedanken von der Nachahmung der Griechischen Werke in der Malerey und Bildhauerkunst" (från s. 45) och "Erläuterung der Gedanken von der Nachahmung der Griechischen Werke in der Malerey und Bildhauerkunst; und Beantwortung des Sendschreiben über diese Gedanken" (från s. 99). Den första upplagan utkom anonymt 1755, men trycktes i endast 50 exemplar (varav ett är känt idag). Winckelmann gick själv anonymt till angrepp på den (Sendschreiben) i en recension samma år och svarade även själv (Erläuterung) på recensionen. En engelsk översättning av Fusseli utkom 1765 och franska översättningar publicerades redan 1755-56 i "Nouvelle Bibliothèque Germanique". En svensk översättning av Silverstolpe publicerades i "Strödda afhandlingar i ämnen rörande de fria konsterna" 1808-09

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        Briefe, nebst einer praktischen Abhandlung von dem guten Geschmacke in Briefen.

      Zweyte Auflage. Leipzig, J. Wendler, 1756. 8:o. (16),240 s. Med grav. titelvinjett och slutvinjett. Samtida ljusbrunt skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, brun titeletikett och marmorerade snitt. Smal guldpräglad pärmbård. Skinnet ngt nött på binden och pärmhörnen ngt stukade. Klistermarmorerade pärminsidor och försättsblad. Bra inlaga.. Första utgåvan av "Briefe" utkom 1751 och översattes till flera språk

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        Versuch einer Abhandlung von der Urnen der alten Deutschen und Nordischen Völker.

      Mit einer Vorrede sr. hoch-ehrwürden Hrn. Gottfried Schützens. Altona und Flensburg, Kortenschen Buchhandlung, 1756. 8:o. XXXII,+ 170,+ (20) s. Samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och svart infärgat titelfält. Fint exemplar ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Warmholtz 1614. Müller (+1777). Ett arkeologiskt försök om gravurnor

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        Apollo's Cabinet: or the Muses Delight. An Accurate Collection of English and A Italian Songs, Cantatas and Duetts, Set to Music for the Harpsichord, Violin, German-Flute, etc...Also, A Compleat Musical Dictionary and Several Hundred English, Irish and Scots Songs, Without the Music

      John Sadler, Liverpool, 1756. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Two volumes bound as one in later blind tooled suede boards, slightly spotted and discolored, but intact. Scattered foxing soiling and age toning, heavier to endpapers, a few pen marks to blanks, tear to index page, page 150 of v2 torn without loss, 153/4 torn at bottom with loss, a number of minor tears in margins, a few loose signatures with wear to the page edges. Originally published in 1754 as "Muses Delight" in one volume, this the second edition but with a great deal of added material. It was reprinted in 1757 and 1758 - all editions are rare (The ESTC lists only the British Library with a copy of the 1756 edition, and Worldcat none). Missing 231/232 as is frequently the case (probably a publisher's cancel). One folding plate of music split at the fold without loss, frontispiece to each section. (8), 162, (4), 157-323 (lacking 231/232) (3). Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Music; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041475. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Philosophia sensuum mechanica methodice tractata atque usus academicos accomodata... tomus primus (-quartus)... editio altera, ab auctore recognita, et rerum indice aucta. brixiae, rizzardi, '1756.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 26, pp. xii, 373 (1); viii, 275 (1); viii, 323 (1); viii, 368. Con fregi tipografici a ciascun frontespizio, capolettera e 25 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Leg. strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con dorsi ricoperti in carta marmorizzata e titoli manoscritti. Esemplare marginoso, in barbe ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Timbretti di bibl. ecclesiastica straniera. Si tratta dell'opera più importante del filosofo e matematico bresciano Girolamo Ferrari (1701-1754), il quale fu nella teoria strenuo antiaristotelico.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Elemens De Chymie-pratique (Two Volumes) with Elemens De Chymie Theorique (Nouv. Ed)

      Paris: Chez Jean-Thomas Herissant, 1756. Leather Bound. Very Good. 12mo. French. 3 Volumes total. Quarter bound in contemporary leather. Speckled boards and edges. Five raised bands. Red spine labels with gilt lettering. Tight binding and good covers. Light shelf wear to extremities. Coat of arms book plate on inside front board of each book. Interior pages are clean, unmarked, and in excellent condition. Ships daily.

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        Codex Maximilianeus Bavaricus, Civilis. Oder neu verbessert und ergänzt Chur-Bayrisches Land-Recht... Codice criminali und judiciario

      München, Vötter 1756.. 4 Tle. in 1 Band. 3 Bll., 529 (recte 531; SS. 267/268 doppelt nummeriert) S. Lederband d. Zt. mit 2 Rückenschildern. Folio.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Use of the Church of England. Together with: the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches. Bound together with: The Whole Book of Psalms, collected into English Metre, by Thoms Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others. Conferred with the Hebrew

      Common Prayer: Oxford, Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1756; Psalms: London, Printed by J. Roberts, 1754. 1756 and 1754., 1756. 8vo. Contemporary full black oasis morocco with elaborate gilt tooling to spine and gilt panelling to boards, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Some foxing. Binding rubbed; crease to middle of tight back spine. An attractive copy of the Book of Common Prayer.

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        & Les ClassiquesLa vie de Marianne

      A Paris: Chez Prault, 1756. relié. 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm). Nouvelle édition, la publication de ce roman s'étant étalée de 1731 pour la première partie, jusqu'en 1742 pour les 9e, 10e et 11e parties. Marivaux s'étant arrêté là, plusieurs auteurs ont donné une suite, une douzième partie, notamment Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni ; cette dernière n'étant pas parue avant 1761, l'auteur de la nôtre demeure inconnu. Cette édition possède plusieurs particularités notables, certainement pour des raisons de coût : Prault n'a fait imprimer qu'une seule page de titre (avec encadrement et vignette) tomé I et a ajouté les trois autres tomaisons à la main ; il n'y a pas de page de titre entre les différentes parties, exception faite pour la douzième (à la date de 1764), la pagination étant séparée pour chaque partie. Ces particularités sont conformes à l'exemplaire détenu par la Bibliothèque Nationale et à celui possédé par la bibliotèque Sainte-Geneviève. Demi Basane marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurons et roulette sur les nerfs. Plats de papier bleuté. Plat supérieur du tome IV frotté et son mors supérieur fendillé. pappier bien frais. Bon exemplaire, bel aspect de la série. La vie de Marianne est sans conteste l'un des plus importants romans français du XVIIIe, il l'est non seulement au regard de la littérature romanesque française, mais également à celui de l'histoire du roman. Les premières parties publiées connurent immédiatement un vif succès et furent aussitôt imitées de part l'Europe. C'est l'Angleterre qui l'accueillit particulièrement bien et c'est à ce roman qu'on doit les romans de Fileding et de Richardson. Si on le dit inachevé, c'est plutôt que sa matière même est inachevable, à l'instar du château de Kafka. L'oeuvre est emblématique, en ce début du XVIIIe de toute une réflexion sur l'évolution des moeurs dans une société foncièrement inégalitaire, dont les codes sociaux sont réglés verticalement. Ce thème sera plus qu'imité, il constituera, au travers l'ascension sociale de multiples personnages, le pincipal sujet de la littérature romanesque durant plusieurs décennies. - Chez Prault, A Paris _1756, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm), (12) 95 98 (4) 140pp. et 126 130 (1) 120pp. et 144 132 168pp. et (6) 122 106 91pp., relié. - & Les Classiques relié

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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 and J. Shipton, J. Hodges, J. Newbery, B. Collins, and S. Crowder, 1756. First edition. leather_bound. 19th century brown morocco and marbled boards.Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 533 (3) pages. Folio, 42 x 26 cm. The scarce large paper edition with seventy-five hand-colored plates depicting 1500 plants, and hand-colored engraved allegorical frontispiece etched and engraved by Henry Roberts from a drawing by Samuel Wale, who was one of the most prolific English illustrators of the 18th century. Originally issued as a serial publication in fifty-two consecutive sixpenny numbers, "The genera and species are clearly described (herein), and the work is of importance as being one of the first publications to appear after the "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-Linnaean significance, and were thus restored to botanical nomenclature......he did not hesitate to express his opinions when they differed from those of Linnaeus. Many examples of Hill's censures are to be found in (this work), and Druce has pointed out that in this work Hill `criticizes Linnaeus quite fairly and strongly but not with acridity, and shows again and again where that illustrious botanist went wrong" [see: HENREY p.94]. BRUNET Vol. III, p.167. NISSEN 881. PRITZEL 4063. Plates 74-75 stained at upper fore-edge corner as are text pages 529 to end, frontispiece and title toned at lower fore-edge corners with former repaired (laid-down). Balance of text and plates quite clean and fresh, slight dampstain to front cover marbled boards.

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        [Reliures en plein maroquin] La conduite des françois justifiée, ou observations sur un ecrit anglois, intitulé : Conduite des françois à l'égard de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, depuis son premier etablissement jusqu'à nos jours

      A Utrecht, et Paris: Chez Le Breton, 1756. relié. In 12 (10x17cm). Edition originale, rare, sur les disputes entre la France et l'Angleterre et sur leurs légitimités au Canada, en réponse au livre anglais sur le même sujet : “The Conduct of the French in regard to Nova Scotia” by Thomas Jefferys. Reliure aux armes du Marquis Jean Frédéric Phélypeaux de Pontchartrain, Comte de Maurepas, Duc de La Vrillière ; d'azur au semi de roses d'or à 5 pétales au franc quartier d'hermines. Cordon des chevaliers du Saint-Esprit. Fils de Louis Phélypeaux de Pontchartrain, il fut un homme d'état lui-même qui assuma diverses hautes fonctions sous Louis XV et Louis XVI, il fut ministre de la marine comme son père, lequel le fut durant le traité d'Utrecht. Son grand-père fut contrôleur général des finances, puis chancelier sous Louis XIV. (Nb : plusieurs lieux portent encore le nom de son père en Louisiane pour laquelle ce dernier oeuvra beacoup : lac Pontchartain, fort Maurepas) Plein Maroquin brun d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Roulettes en queue. Bel exemplaire aux armes parfaitement frappées sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Quelques frottements. Le traité D'Utrecht de 1713 (Pontchartrain était alors Ministre de la marine) céde l'Acadie française à la Grande-Bretagne. Les anglais, non contents de recevoir ce territoire français tachèrent de légitimer leur possession par l'histoire. Il faut souligner que vers les années 1750, la Nouvelle-France menaçait par son expansion les territoires anglais. En 1763, elle fut finalement cédée à la Grande-Bretagne. Le traité d'Utrecht devait céder la Nouvelle-Ecosse à la France, petit territoire péninsulaire du nord du Canada que les écossais s'étaient appropriés. Au travers des possessions territoriales et des revendications nationales, l'auteur dresse l'histoire française du Canada et les prétentions anglaises. (En annexe, un mémoire sur les pays et la mer situés à l'ouest du Canada). Livre important pour l'histoire du canada et sa géographie, aux armes d'un personnage qui fut (à l'instar de son père) particulièrement intéressé par les possessions française de l'amérique septentrionnale. Le fort Saint Frédéric en Nouvelle-France fut nommé ainsi en son honneur. - Chez Le Breton, A Utrecht, et Paris _1756, In 12 (10x17cm), viij, 256pp., relié. - Reliures en plein maroquin relié

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        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe & Reliures en plein maroquin] La Colombiade

      A Paris: Chez Desaint et Saillant & Durand, 1756. relié. In 8 (12x19,5cm). Edition originale, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice par Mlle Loir, gravé par Tardieu le fils, et de 10 belles figures par Chedel. 2 vignettes de titres et 10 cul-de-lampe. Les figures illustrent la découverte du nouveau monde et les rencontres avec les indigènes... Plein Maroquin citron ca 1900. Dos à nerfs richement orné. Pièce de titre de maroquin noir. Date en queue. Grande frise d'encadrement sur les plats, suivie d'un trimple filet d'encadrement avec petit fer dans les écoiinçons. Riche dentelle intérieure. Tranches dorées. Magnifique exemplaire, parfaitement établi, dans une somptueuse reliure de maître non signée. Fresque épique en vers de la découverte de l'Amérique par Christophe Colomb, contenant de nombreuses idéologies propre aux Lumières, tel le mythe du bon sauvage. Les nombreuses notes en bas de page réfèrent aux voyages en Amérique, notamment ceux de Anson et Frézier. Ex libris aux armes de Frederico Lobetti Bodoni. - Chez Desaint et Saillant & Durand, A Paris _1756, In 8 (12x19,5cm), viij 184pp. (2), relié. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe & Reliures en plein maroquin relié

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        Veduta di un gran Masso, Avanzo del Sepolcro della Famiglia de' Metelli sulla Via Appia cinque miglia in circa fuori di Porta S. Sebastiano nel Casale di S. Maria Nuova

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Le Antichitá Romane" 1756. 44x47 cm. - Wilton-Ely 435 - Reste des Grabmals der Familie Metelli an der Via Appia. Kurze Quetschfalte oben. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        Veduta di un Sepolcro creduto de' Scipioni fuori di Porta S. Sebastiano

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Le Antichitá Romane" 1756. 39.5x52.5 cm. - Wilton-Ely 385 - Blick auf den der Familie Scipio zugeschriebenen Grabtumulus vor dem Tor S. Sebastian. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        Veduta in prospettiva, che rappresenta la metà, alla metà opposta corrispondente, della Camera Sepolcrale de Liberti e Servi ec, della Famiglia di Augusto

      Kupferstich von Rossi nach A. Buonamici aus Giovanni Battista Piranesi "Le Antichitá Romane" 1756. 40.5x49 cm. - Grabkammer mit den Gräbern der Freien und Sklaven der Familie des Augustus. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        Insulae et Regni Siciliae Novissima Tabula

      Amsterdam: , 1756. Size: 520 × 625 mm. Copperplate engraving with original hand colour. Lower margin very tight, slight discolouration to central fold, otherwise in good condition. An attractive map of the Mediterranean islands of Sicily and (inset) Malta and Gozo.The lower right corner has a comprehensive explanation table and mileage scales. The map was produced by the French cartographer G. De'Lisle and printed and sold by the Ottens brothers, Reiner and Joshua, in Amsterdam. The brothers, who flourished in the first half of the eighteenth century, produced large collections of maps, including examples of nearly all available maps of the time; these were then made up to order and produced into multi-volumed works, and issued with lovely original colour.

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        Histoire naturelle generale et particuliere, Avec la description du cabinet du roi

      Paris l'Imprimerie Royale 1756.. Tome sixième. 4°. VI, 344 S. Mit gest. Titelvign., 1 Textkpf. u. 57 meist gefalt. Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit reicher Rückengoldpräg. Einbd. fleckig u. berieb. Ecken best. einige Bll. wasserrandig. Königliche Insignien am Tit. überzeichnet. Carter/Muir 198 - Aus der berühmten 44-bändigen Ausgabe von Buffons Hauptwerk. "Buffons 'Allgemeine und besondere Naturgeschichte' bot zum ersten Mal eine vollständige Überschau der gesamten Naturgeschichte in gemeinverständlicher Form". Der vorliegende Band beschäftigt sich Wildtieren, Katzen, Hasen, Rehen, Hirschen etc.

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        Carte des Isles de Maiorque Minorque et Yvicev

      1756. Map of the Islands of Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza Copper engraving. Later colouring. The map has been laid down on a larger piece of paper. This was how it was published-it is not a repair Size: 57 x 40.6 cm. (22½ x 16 inches) An attractive map of the three islands with decorative cartouche. Compass point. Large decorated cartouche at top left. Two inset maps. One inset showing the islands' relationship to the coasts of Spain, France and Africa. Another shows a detailed plan of the harbour and town of Mahon with depth soundings

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        An East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia; taken by George Heap from the Jersey Shore, under the Direction of Nicholas Scull Surveyor General of the Province of Pennsylvania

      London: Thomas Jefferys, [1756]. Black and white copper-engraving. Very nice condition. Trimmed within platemark on left side.19½ x 37 inches. 21 5/8 x 37 7/8 inches. One of the most important colonial American city views. In 1750, Thomas Penn, proprietor of Pennsylvania, wrote to his agent in the province, Richard Peters, expressing a desire for "a perspective of the city [of Philadelphia], either from the Jersey shore or the Windmill Island". Under Peters' direction, several unsuccessful attempts were made to construct a drawing, but no artist in the city proved up to the task until it was taken on by George Heap, who had recently completed a landmark elevation of the Statehouse. Heap's great drawing was sent to Penn by Nicholas Scull, the Surveyor General of Pennsylvania (1748-61), and was engraved and printed in London in 1754 from four large copper-plates. The resulting view measured 82 x 20 inches, and was the "most ambitious effort at picturing an American city made before the Revolution." (Snyder, p. 43.) The great four-sheet view proved unsatisfactory in several ways. The size was unwieldy, and it was expensive to produce. More importantly, it did not satisfy one of Penn's primary criteria: it omitted the Jersey shore from the foreground, and did not clearly show the city as a river port. In 1756, Penn had Thomas Jefferys engrave and publish this corrected version on one oversized sheet. Although reduced to slightly less than half of its former length, the view of the city is virtually identical to that on the four-sheet version. The view extends from present-day South Street to Vine Street, with the existing city shown in great detail. A number of steeples break the skyline, including those of the Statehouse (Independence Hall) at left, and Christ Church at center. Below the view is text entitled "A Description of the Situation Harbour &c. of the City and Port of Philadelphia", with a key that identifies 14 important sites, including the Quaker Meeting House, the Statehouse, Christ Church, the Dutch Calvinist Church, High Street, the Academy, the Presbyterian Church, Chestnut Street, etc. Jefferys has added the Jersey shore, and redesigned the placement and form of the ships in the river. Most importantly, he has added three new features below the map. At lower left is a large-scale map of the city that measures 8 x 18". The source for this map is unknown, but it is important, as it is the first map of Philadelphia to show advances on the Holme plan of 1683. For the first time, individual buildings are shown and named, and the new streets along the Delaware have been added in. Snyder describes it as not only "the first to show points within the city", but the first to show the city in "factual terms", by which he means that non-existent features of the Holme plan have been eliminated, such as the large central square. At lower right is a version of Heap's view of the Statehouse (Independence Hall), only the second appearance of the elevation in print. The building would become a symbol of Philadelphia, and play an instrumental part in the making of the nation. At center is a view of "The Battery," the formidable defensive works on the river just south of the city. ("The Battery' had been shown on the 1754 view in an inset.) This reduced version, which is quite rare in its own right, is the only obtainable version of Scull and Heap's view of Philadelphia. The four-sheet view survives in just four examples, all in institutions, including one at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Snyder, City of Independence, pps. 44-47; Wainwright, "Scull and Heap's East Prospect of Philadelphia", Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 73, pps. 16, 22-25; Stokes & Haskell, American Historical Prints, p. 18

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        Amerique Septentrionale avec les Routes

      Paris: Louis le Rouge, 1756. THE SUPERB FRENCH EDITION OF JOHN MITCHELL'S MAP OF NORTH AMERICA French second edition, first impression Hand colored copper-plate engraving Framed size: 27" x 37.75" each Paper size: 22.5" x 32" each $45,000 for set of 8 The Mitchell map of North America was one of the most accurate of its day, fusing up-to-date information of both British and French sources with the mapmaker's own research in the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie areas. It was at the request of Lord Halifax and the Board of Trade that he made the famous map, one of the period's outstanding cartographic achievements. Considered by many to be the most important map in American history, Mitchell's map was the one upon which the boundaries of the new United States first appeared. The year 1755, upon the eve of the French and Indian war, was "the year of the great maps," and one scholar writes, "the greatest of these is unquestionably" the Mitchell map. The treaty of 1783 was based on Mitchell's map, as was the border between the United States and Canada. .

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        Amerique septentrionale avec les Routes, Distances en miles, Limites et Etablissements François et Anglois. Par le Docteur Mitchel Traduit de l'Anglois ... par le Rouge

      Paris: le Rouge, rue des Grands Augustins, 1756. Engraved map, hand- coloured in outline, on 8 uncut sheets (individual sheets: 33 1/4 x 23 inches, if joined would form a single large sheet 59 x 79 inches), with large allegorical cartouche and inset map of Hudson's Bay and Labrador. Small repaired tear, small voids to blank margins of two sheets. A fine, unsophisticated and uncut example of the rare first French edition and just the second edition overall of Mitchell's monumental mapping of colonial America: among the earliest obtainable editions of the famed map. "John Mitchell was not a mapmaker by profession, rather he was a medical doctor, natural philosopher, and botanist of considerable merit. Yet his sole cartographic endeavor...was perhaps the greatest produced in the history of America" (Degrees of Latitude). Mitchell's Map of the British and French Dominions in North America is widely regarded as the most important map in American History. Prepared on the eve of the French & Indian War, it was the second large format map of North America printed by the British and included the best up to date information on the region. Over the next century, it would play a significant role in the resolution of every significant boundary dispute involving the northern border of the then British Colonies and later the United States. It was also the map-of- record at the birth of the United States and continued in this role through several decades in the early life of the country. John Mitchell, a respected British physician, botanist, chemist, biologist, and surveyor, lived for a time in Virginia, but returned to England in 1746, where he remained. Mitchell initially conceived of his map of North America as the best method of presenting to the British public, in a single large format image of all the colonies, the extent of the French threat to the British claims in North America. Mitchell completed his first draft of the map in 1750. However, because he was limited to publicly available sources of information, this initial effort was rather crude (even in Mitchell's own opinion). But word of Mitchell's work spread, and the Board of Trade and Plantations retained Mitchell to make a new map, using the official manuscript and printed maps and reports in the Board's possession, including maps by Fry and Jefferson, Christopher Gist, George Washington, John Barnwell, and others. The Board also instructed all the colonial governors to send detailed maps and boundary information for Mitchell's use. Mitchell's map was first published by Andrew Millar in 1755, the year before war broke out with the French. The map is decidedly pro- English in its interpretation of the various boundaries and geographical information depicted on the map, as would be expected for what amounted to thinly veiled pre-war propaganda. In addition to the geographical detail shown on the map, Mitchell included many annotations describing the extent of British and French settlements. He also submitted a report to the Board in 1752, listing the French encroachments and his ideas of ways to encourage British settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains, as a means of combating French influence in the region. Mitchell's map shows the British Colonial claims of Virginia, both Carolinas, and Georgia extending beyond the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. In the West, Mitchell's treatment of the lower Missouri is a vast improvement over earlier maps. Regarding the source of the Missouri, Mitchell noted that the Missouri river was reckoned to run westward to the Mountains of New Mexico, as far as the Ohio does eastward, reflecting his belief in symmetrical geography. Mitchell correctly shows the northern branch of the Missouri to be the main branch of the river, although his estimate of the latitude of the river's source is inaccurate. Nonetheless, the information Mitchell's map provided led Meriwether Lewis to explore the Marias River to determine the northern reaches of the Missouri River basin. The present first French edition, and just the second edition overall, appeared in 1756. The speed with which Le Rouge produced a full-size copy of Mitchell's original is an indication of how important the 1755 map was considered at the time. War in the region meant that consistent, reliable cartographic intelligence was vital. Both the English and French versions went through a number of subsequent editions well into the 1770s. Mitchell's map went on to become the primary political treaty map in American history. Regarded by many authorities as the most important map in the history of American cartography, twenty-one variant states and editions of the map appeared between 1755 and 1781. This copy is a very rare example of the original 1756 first French edition, with the word "Limites" in the title, rather than "Villages" which appears in all the subsequent French editions. Cf. E. and D.S. Berkeley, Dr. John Mitchell, the Man who made the Map, Chapel Hill 1974, chapters 12 and 13; Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps, no.293 and pp.47-49; cf. Walter Ristow, "John Mitchell's Map..." pp.102- 108, in A la Carte, Selected Papers on Maps and Atlases, Washington 1972; Richard W. Stephenson "Table for identifying variant editions and impressions of John Mitchell's map" p.110, in A la Carte, Selected Papers on Maps and Atlases, Washington 1972.

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        Amerique Septentrionale avec les Routes, Distances en miles, Villages et Etablissements . . . Par le Docteur Mitchel . . . A Paris Par le Rouge . . . 1756.Corigee en 1776 par M. Hawkins Brigadier des armies du Roi

      Paris, 1756. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Printed on eight sheets with original outline color, each approximately 26 x 18 3/4 inches. [Bound with:] LE ROUGE, G. [Paris, 1774] L'Amerique Suivant Le R. P. Charlevoix Jte.1774. 19 x 25 inches. Original outline color. Folio bound in contemporary marble-papered board, quite worn especially along spine, yet firmly intact; internally a few stains, else fine condition.A very rare, separately published and contemporary-bound example of the French edition of what has been called "the most important map in American history" (Martin). It was the map on which the borders of the newly recognized United States were plotted at the conclusion of the War of Independence. The Mitchell would also serve as the map of record in the early days of the Republic, as it was used for various treaty negotiations and border disputes. It would be hard to believe that the map did not also play a role in the treaty negotiations at the end of the French and Indian War, though this has not been documented.Immediately recognizing the importance of Mitchell's map at the time of its first publication in London in 1755, French map publishers began producing editions of it in 1756. Most often seen on the market, by a wide margin, are examples that were published in the 1777 edition of Georges Le Rouge's Atlas Americain septentrional. The edition offered here appeared a year earlier at the outset of the American Revolution in response to the French public's need for information concerning the theatre of conflict involving their longstanding enemy and future ally. As indicated in the map's title, this edition was updated by one General M. Hawkins. Included here with the eight sheets of the Mitchell map is a rare 1774 edition of Le Rouge's map of the Western Hemisphere, which curiously shows a Northwest Passage.John Mitchell, a physician living in Virginia, was concerned about the active French expansion throughout the Old Northwest and the seeming disinterest of the British authorities in enlarging and solidifying their colonial possessions. He commenced work on his map in 1750 and was occupied in compiling it for the next five years. Through his close relationship with George Dunk, Earl of Halifax, he had access to the extensive collection of manuscript maps and geographical reports in the archives of the British Board of Trade. Mitchell's map was issued in 1755 with the approval of, and at the request of the British Government and was dedicated to the Earl of Halifax, who was then President of the Board of Trade. It bears the endorsement of John Pownall, Secretary of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, dated February 13, 1755.Martin, L. Dict. of Amer. Biog. vol. 13, p. 51; Ristow, W. A la Carte, Third edition, second impression, p. 112.

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        Où l'on voit l'etat présent de l'empire, ses principales loix et constitutions, l'origine & l'agrandissements des plus considerables maisons d'Allemagne, avec une dissertations sur la juridiction de l'empereur, une autre sur la forme de gouvernement du corps germanique, & une troisiéme sur le ban de l'empire.

      1-2. Amsterdam & Leipzig, J. Schreuder & P. Mortier le jeune, 1756. XX,+ (2),+ 584,+ (2); (6),+ 314, 313-460 pp. One engr. vignette. Contemporary full leather with richly gilt spines, red edges. Bookplate of Hammer. Two vols. Later edition. First published in 1749. Includes: "Traité de paix entre l'empereur et la Suède, conclu et signé à Osnabruck"

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        LINNÉ, CARL von.

      Versuche einer Natur-, Kunst- und Oeconomie Historie, von einigen Schwedischen Provinzien, nach eigener Untersuchung zum Drucke befördert. Leipzig und Stockholm, G. Kiesewetter, 1756. 8:o. (32),336 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta & 2 grav. plr varav 1 utvikbar. Trevligt mörkbrunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med en benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Delvis lager- och småfläckig. Titelbladet med en äldre tillskrift överst. En kraftig men liten rostfläck på s. 111-12 och ett par vaxljusfläckar på s. 188. Ett felskuret nedre hörn på s. 167. Genomgående maskhål nederst i den inre marginalen. Ett serietitelblad saknas.. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 213: "Wanting the main title-page". Bring Itineraria svecana 164. Översättning av Linnés "Skånska resa" från 1751. Det saknade serietitelbladet anger "Reisen durch das Königreich Schweden, welche auf Befehl der hohen Obrigkeit, zur Verbesserung der Naturkunde, Haushaltungs- und Arzneykunst von ihm angestellet, und mit Anmerkungen, so die Geschichte, Alterthümer, Sitten und Lebensart der Einwohner betreffen, nachher sind herausgegeben worden. Erster Theil." Översättningen, som gjordes av C. E. Klein, var alltså troligen tänkt som en första del i en serie översättningar av Linnés resor i Sverige. Någon ytterligare del utkom dock aldrig av denna serie

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        A Brief Account of the Powers Given to, and Exercised by, The Burgess-Court of Westminster. And Some Reasons for Continuing and Enlarging those Powers, by Amending the Act of the 27th of Queen Elizabeth [1585]

      A rare part of the debate over the governance of Westminster, "that most anomalous of all manorial boroughs", seeking to enlarge the powers of its Burgess-Court (and leading to the establishment of its "Annoyance Jury"), ultimately abolished in 1901. Original stabbed self-wraps, disbound, somewhat dusty, a fragile but usable copy, 16 pages; no copy in ESTC, one in COPAC. N.p., London, 1756?.

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        Caminologie ou traite' des cheminees, contenant des observations sur les differentes causes qui font fumer les cheminees, avec des moyens pour corriger ce defaut... a dijon, desventes, 1756.

      Cm. 18, pp. (6) xliv, 187 (17). Con antiporta illustrata e 20 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica con unghie e nervi passanti, titoli ms. al dorso. Esemplare fresco e in barbe. Edizione originale ed unica. Cfr. Brunet VI, 9838; Kat. Berl. 3841 e Cicognara (890): ""Operetta in cui la materia è per esteso trattata, con 21 tavole intagliate in rame..."".

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        A Compleat Body of Husbandry containing Rules for Performing, in the most profitable manner, the whole business of the Farmer and Country Gentleman, in Cultivating, Planting and Stocking of Land....: 1st ed.;

      London, by his Majesty's Royal Licence and Authority, printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton in Gray's-Inn.... 1756.. [Title continues..] In Judging of the several Kinds of Seeds and of Manures, and in the Management of Arable and Pasture Grounds, Together with The most approved Methods of Practice in the several Branches of Husbandry, From Sewing the Seed, to Getting in the Crop, and In Breeding and Preserving Cattle, and curing their Diseases, to which is annexed, The whole Management of the Orchard, the Brewhouse and the Dairy. HARDBACK, new half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering on spine labels, frontispiece - engraving of 'The Goddess Ceres in her Chariot drawn by Dragons, Teaching Mankind the Art of Husbandry', pages: iv, [ii], contents [viii], 719, engraved half-page illus., 1, engraved full page illus., 12, including 1 folding, folio, 259mm x 413mm (10.25" x 16.25"), some light foxing and marks on the first few pages and very occasionally on others, otherwise a very fine and bright copy. British Bee Books No. 108. 4.2Kg. Shipping for this heavy item would be around £11.00 to a UK address.

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        Grammatica Italiana, e Arte para Aprender a lingua Italiana por meyo da Lingua Portugueza

      Joseph da Costa Coimbra Lisbon Joseph da Costa Coimbra 1756g 8vo. 428pp. Original full calf with floral decorations stamped in gold on spine. Speckled page edges, as issued. Ornamental woodcut on title-page. Woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Free front endpaper missing. Water staining on top right margin starting on page 228 through rear endpaper, not affecting text. Small stain on fore-edge from page 153-324. Three by one-inch piece of page on top corner on page 402-403 missing, affecting pagination number only. Some rippling to leaves. Otherwise tight copy in good to very good condition. Text in Portuguese and Italian. Scarce. OCLC lists only 1 library worldwide owning this edition.

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        Collection complette des oeuvres de Mr. de Voltaire

      Cramer 1756-1757. Gilt half calf. Frontispiece in vol 1. 17 volumes. Signature on fly leaf and some of the title pages. Slightly worn.. Premiere edition. Nice copy

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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. Första delen med ljus fuktrand överst s. 321-344 samt bläckanteckning på sista sidan. Andra delen med mörk fläck i inre marginalen s. 275-313 och nagg i kanten på s. 371. Medbundna i andra delen: Lärda Tidningar för år 1756, numren 39 och 40 (s. 153-160). Bunden med: (Gustav III.) En ung herres swar på en gammal mans bref. År 1753. (Stockholm), uti Kongl. Tryckeriet, (1753). 4:o. (10) s. Anteckning i bläck på titeln. Nära skuren, med partiell teckenförust på titelsidan. Renoverade samtida hfrbd, ryggarna sparsamt guldornerade, med ljusbruna ryggtiteletiketter och fem upphöjda bind, nya pärmpapper samt för- och eftersättsblad. Två volymer. Första delens övre kapitäl skadat. 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. Numren av Lärda tidningar innehåller en recension av det nyutkomna verket respektive utdrag ur detsamma

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        En gammal mans bref, til en ung prints. 1-2.

      Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1756. Två volymer, (15) + 1 blank + 344; (2) + 382 s. Samtida halvskinnband. Andra volymens rygg något skadad upptill

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        Instruction sur la maniere d'elever et de perfectionner les bestes a laine.

      Mise en françois par m.***. I-II. Paris & Dijon, Guillyn & F. Desventes, 1756. 12:o. XLIV,178 + (4),238,(2) s. Ngt nött samtida marmorerat skinnbd med rikt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett och röda snitt samt kantförgyllning. Ryggen lite defekt nederst. Ett par småfläckar på den främre pärmen. Småskavanker på pärmarnas insidor. En liten fuktfläck i övre marginalen på titelbladet fram till s. 120 och ett mindre hål i övre marginalen på s. IX-XI, båda i del I. Med en gammal namnteckning, Chalette, på titelbladet.. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1616, noten. Översatt av Poholi enligt Barbier. Det svenska originalets titel lyder "Utförlig och omständelig underrättelse om fullgoda fårs ans och skötsel" och utkom i Stockholm 1752. Hastfers fårböcker översattes även till danska, tyska och isländska! Till Island reste han på en studieresa bekostad av danska regeringen och han erhöll senare pension från Danmark för sina insatser för fårskötseln

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        "The English Pilot Describing The Sea -Coasts, Whole Northern Navigation...To The Art of Navigation..."

      Sea atlas, folio 48x32cm Contemporary patterned calf (worn, scratches and some damages, head of spine chipped off) (A mariner's guide) containing 31 double page or folding charts, title page and 78 pages of text with sailing instructions and coastal profiles London, Tower Hill 1756 An unsophisticated copy of a popular sea atlas published in several editions. Our copy may well have been used on board a ship in practical sailing. Many of the charts are printed from old Seller copper plates. The most notable chart in the atlas is Crowe's version of the famous map of the Christiania-Fjord, originally drawn by the Norwegian Sea Captain Johan Heitman (1664 - 1740). The chart is folded and the full size is 59x97cm with a detailed inset of Nøtterøy and the Tjøme area. This popular map is in excellent condition. There are further 8 local Norwegian charts covering the complete coastline Bohuslän-Russia.. The chart "A New General...Northern Ocean" torn and with a piece missing, one chart with a full split along the centrefold. On all pages between 31 - 53, including 11 of the charts, there is a piece of the margin which has been burnt (caused by the sea-captain's candle light?) with some loss of paper, but hardly affecting the printed surface of the maps. The important "Heitman-map" is in excellent condition

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