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        Catalogue des Collections de Dessins & Estampes, d'Histoire Naturelle, de coquilles et Machines de Monsieur l'Abbé de Fleury, Chanoine de l'Eglise de Paris

      Dont la Vente commencera le 4 Mars 1756. vi, 63 pp. 8vo, cont. vellum over boards, single gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, gilt wheat sheaves in five of the compartments, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: G. Martin & P.G. Simon, 1756. [bound with]: (SIREJACOB, J.A.J.). Catalogue d'une très-belle Collection d'Estampes, de Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens, Teniers, Callot & autres fameux Maîtres Italiens, François & Flamands. Assemblées depuis longues Années, & Délaissées par Monsieur J.A.J. Sirejacob, Ecuyer. Qui se Vendront…a Bruxelles, Lundi le 27. Août 1764. & jours suivans… 1 p.l., 76 pp. 8vo. Brussels: H.V. Lemincks, [1764]. [bound with]: ([LE BRUN]). Catalogue de Tableaux, Estampes, Desseins, Bronzes, Figures de marbre, Bustes & Gaînes de marbre, Procelaines d'ancien Japon, de France & de Saxe, montées en Bronze doré d'or moulu, & non montées, du Cabinet de Monsieur***; dont la vente se fera le Mardi 19 Juin 1764…& jours suivans… 21 pp. 8vo. Paris: Merifot, Fils, [1764]. [bound with]: (COLLIN DE VERMONT, Hyacinthe). Catalogue des Tableaux, Desseins, Estampes et Bosses, provenans du Cabinet de M. Hyacinthe Collin de Vermont, Peintre ordinaire du Roi, & Adjoint à Recteur de son Académie Royale de Peinture & Sculpture, dans lesquels sont compris des Tableaux, Desseins & Estampes de M. Rigaud, Peintre duRoi… 35, [1] pp. 8vo. Paris: Didot l'aîné, 1761. [bound with]: (ROBYNS, Martin). Catalogue de Tabeleaux, de Cabinet de feu Monsieur Martin Robyns; qui se Vendront publiquement en Argent de change Lundi 22. Mai 1758. & jours suivans… 24 pp. Brussels: P.J. De Grieck, [1758]. [bound with]: (COSTA, Benjamin da). Catalogue d'un Magnifique & très Renommé Cabinet de Tableaux, des plus grands Maitres Italiens, Francois & du Pais-Bas; Recueillis avec beaucoup de fraix…par Monseeur Benjamin da Costa, Lesquels seront Vendu publiquement…le Lundi 13 Août 1764. 14 pp. 8vo. The Hague: P. Gosse & D. Pinet, 1764. [bound with]: (NOAILLES, -, Maréchal de). Catalogue des Tableaux qui composent le Cabinet de feu Mr. le Marechal de Noailles. 41 pp. 8vo. Paris: Didot, 1767. [bound with]: (SYDERVELT, Antoine). Catalogue du beau & précieux Cabinet de Tableaux des principaux Maîtres Hollandois; de Desseins…d'Estampes…de divers Instrumens pour des Expériences de Phisique & d'Optique…de Medailles d'argent…de feu Monsieur Antoine Sydervelt, dont la Vente se fera le Mercredi 23. Avril 1766, & jours suivans, chez Arnoldus Dankmeyer…par Henri de Winter, Couretier. 1 p.l., 132 pp. 8vo. Amsterdam: P. Yver, [1766]. A remarkable and most attractive sammelband of eight French, Dutch, and Belgian art auction catalogues. All of them are rare. I. Jean Omer Joly de Fleury (1700-55), a member of a prominent and wealthy family, was an important collector of prints, drawings, books, scientific instruments, and natural history objects. We learn from Gabriel Martin's preface that, due to the collector's sudden death, the prints and drawings would be sold "as found" in portefeuilles and the large collection of specimens again, would be sold "as found," in the drawers. Nevertheless, the collection is quite well catalogued and we can gather an excellent idea of the contents. Dezallier d'Argenville described Joly's collection in 1755, calling it "famous." He illustrates some of the specimens. II. A fine sale of 847 lots of prints and 19 lots of books with plates. Very rare; no copy in OCLC. III. 116 lots. OCLC locates only one copy, at the BN. IV. A painter's collection of art. 443 lots including paintings, drawings, prints, and reliefs. Collin de Vermont (1693?-1761), was "a pupil of Rigaud and Jouvenet. He studied in Rome and entered the Académie in 1725. In 1727, he was one of the artists to work on decorations for the Apollo Gallery in the Louvre."-Benezit, III, p. 1244. OCLC locates only one copy, at the BN. V. 300 lots of paintings by Rubens, van Dyck, Breughel, Wouwermans, and Teniers. Very rare; no copy in OCLC. VI. Benjamin da Costa, a member of the prominent Anglo/Dutch Jewish family, formed a small but important collection of paintings. 90 lots. Very rare; no copy in OCLC. VII. Adrien Maurice, duc de Noailles (1678-1766), had a brilliant military career and served in the wars of Louis XV in Italy and Germany. He was appointed a marshal of the French Army in 1734. The duc de Noailles was also a fiscal advisor to Louis XV and unsuccessfully recommended financial prudence. This catalogue contains only 88 lots but we find paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Raphael, Carracci, Dürer, Breughel, Rembrandt, etc. OCLC locates only one copy, at the BN. VIII. One of the most important art sales in Holland of the period. 117 lots of paintings (Wouwerman, Ruysdael, and others), 172 lots of drawings, 227 lots of prints, 85 lots of illustrated books, 20 lots of instruments, 192 lots of medals, and 29 lots of "Diverses Raretés." Not in OCLC. Fine copies. ❧ I. Lugt 906. N.B.G., Vol. 26, col. 861. II. Lugt 1404. III. Lugt 1395. IV. Lugt 1181. V. Lugt 1006. VI. Lugt 1400. VII. Lugt 1654. VIII. Lugt 1528.

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        Oeuvres

      à Lyon: Chez Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1756. Fine. Chez Jean-Marie Bruyset, à Lyon 1756, in-8 (12,5x20cm), (4) vj (2) XXVIII 309pp. (3) et (4) iv, 399pp. (7) et (4) vij (1) 468pp. (4) et (4) viij (12) 346pp. (3), 4 volumes reliés. - the most comprehensive collective Edition. Binders full mottled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Frayed headdresses, very threadbare in mind. As part of Volume I in missing part. Mors of Volume II in part closely split. 10 corners bumped. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition collective la plus complète jamais parue, augmentée, mis dans un nouvel ordre et corrigée par l'auteur lui-même ainsi qu'il s'en explique dans l'Avertissement sur cette nouvelle édition. Cette édtion contient donc des oeuvres n'ayant point encore paru. Maupertuis précise qu'il s'agit d'une sélection de ses meilleures oeuvres. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Cette édition sera réimprimée en 1768 chez le même éditeur. Un portrait au frontispice peint par Tournière et gravé par Dallé représentant l'auteur dans sa tenue de voyage pour la Laponie. Une carte de l'arc du méridien au tome II. Nombreux diagrammes mathématiques dans le tome IV. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffes élimées, très élimées en tête. Pièce de titre du tome I en partie manquante. Mors du tome II en partie étroitement fendus. 10 coins émoussés. Ex libris grattés sur les contreplats. Détails des oeuvres : Tome I : Essai de cosmologie. Discours sur les différentes figures des astres. Essai de philosophie morale. Réflexions philosophiques sur l'origine des langues. Tome II : Venus physique. Systeme de la nature. Lettres. Lettre sur le progrès des sciences. Tome III : Eléments de géographie. Relation du voyage fait au cercle polaire. Relation d'un voyage au fond de la Laponie. Lettre sur la comète en 1742. Discours Académiques. Dissertation sur les différents moyens dont se sont servis les hommes pour exprimer leurs idées. Tome IV : Accord des différentes loix de la nature. Astronomie nautique. Discours sur le parallaxe de la lune. Opérations pour déterminer la figure de la terre... Illustre scientifique des Lumières françaises, et esprit divergent par rapport au discours ambiant de la science française, la sagacité de Maupertuis s'est exercée dans plusieurs domaines scientifiques : les sciences naturelles (ses hypothèses sont très proches de la sélection naturelle et du transformisme), la biologie et la génétique dont il fut un précurseur avisé, l'astronomie, avec l'adoption des principes newtoniens dont l'attraction universelle contre la théorie des tourbillons de Descartes en vigueur en France, les mathématiques, avec le principe de moindre action dont il fut l'un des premiers découvreurs, la cosmologie dont le voyage en Laponie et au pôle lui donne raison contre Cassini (la terre étant en effet plus plate aux pôles)...  

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        Experiences et Observations sur L'Electricite Faites a Philadelphie en Amerique.

      Paris: Durand 1756 - 2 volume set. 2nd enlarged, French edition. Bound in contemporary mottled French calf. Spine gilt. Edges and end pages marbled. Minor shelf wear. Collated: [6], 28, xc, [12)], 245, [1], (folding plate) + [2], 349, [1] pp., (folding plate). Includes Franklin's theories on the nature of electricity and a description of his experiments. Much of the work is comprises Franklin's letters to Peter Collinson and describes the use of Leyden jars, charged clouds and lightning rods. M. D'Alibard, the translator, successfully reproduced Franklin's Philadelphia lightning experiments. "The most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America" (Printing in the Mind of Man 199). D'Alibard, the translator, repeated Franklin's Philadelphia experiments that show the nature of lightning. Refs: Dibner 57, PMM 199, Norman 830 (both citing Eng. Ed). (Note: 1st French ed. was published 1752) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Doctrine of Chances: Or, a Method of Calculating Probabilities of Events in Play. The third edition, Fuller, Clearer, and more Correct than the Former.

      London:: A. Millar, 1756.. Quarto. 348 pp. Portrait medallion vignette on title. Original full calf; joints repaired. Fine. Third edition. THIS IS A KEY WORK BY THE FATHER OF PROBABILITY THEORY IN WHICH MAJOR STEPS IN THE MEASUREMENT OF UNCERTAINTY WERE ACHIEVED. DE MOIVRE IS “BEST KNOWN IN STATISTICAL CIRCLES FOR HIS FAMOUS LARGE-SAMPLE APPROXIMATION TO THE BINOMIAL DISTRIBUTION, whose generalization is now referred to as the Central Limit Theorem. De Moivre was one of the great pioneers of classical probability theory.” [Bellhouse-Genest, p.1]. It is the first systematic treatment of probability in English. Abraham De Moivre became, with Edmund Halley, a founder of English actuarial science. The author's dedicatory letter is address to Lord George Carpenter (1702-1749) (the first edition had been dedicated to Newton), where the author states emphatically “that this Doctrine is so far from encouraging Play, that it is rather a Guard against it...” [DNB, vol. 38, p.116]. ¶ “The first edition of this work contains 175 pages, the second edition 258 pages and the third 348 pages. The following list will indicate the parts which are new in the third edition: the Remark pages 30/33 and pages 48 & 49, the greater part of the second Corollary pages 64/66, the Examples page 88; the Scholium page 95, the Remark page 149 and pages 151/159, the fourth Corollary page 162, the second Corollary pages 176/179, the note at the foot of page 187, the Remark pages 251/254. The part on life annuities is very much changed. The Introduction is very much fuller than the corresponding part of the first edition. In his third edition De Moivre draws attention to the convenience of approximating to a fraction with a large numerator and denominator by continued fractions, which he calls “the Method proposed by Dr. Wallis, Huygens and others”. He gives the rule for the formation of the successive convergents. This third edition contains 74 problems exclusive of those relating to life annuities (in the first edition there were 53 problems). The pages 220/229 contains one of De Moivre's most valuable contributions to mathematics, namely that of Recurring series. Pages 261/328 are devoted to Annuities on lives; an Appendix finishes the book, occupying pages 329/348: this also relates principally to annuities, but it contains a few notes on the subject of probability.” – Todhunter. A very full account of the above third edition will be found in Todhunter's History of the theory of probability. “De Moivre's work on the theory of probability surpasses anything done by any other mathematician except Laplace. His principal contributions are his investigations respecting the duration of play, his theory of recurring series and his extension of the value of Bernouilli's theorem by the aid of Sterling's theorem”. – Cajori. ¶ Theodore Porter (UCLA) writes that De Moivre introduced the astronomer's law error to probability theory (p. 93). “Like most early probability mathematics, it first arose in the context of games of chance; it appeared as the limit of the binomial distribution. Because of its usefulness in combination and permutation problems, the binomial had become the heart of the doctrine of chances…. De Moivre then showed in a paper of 1733, reprinted in 1738 in the second edition of his Doctrine of Chances, that the exponential error function gave a very good approximation to the distribution of possible outcomes for problems like the result of 1,000 coin tosses Now, for the first time, it was practicable to apply probability theory to indefinitely large numbers of independent events.” ¶ REFERENCES: Babson 181 (1st ed.); Ball, A short account of the history of mathematics, pp. 383-4; BM Readex Vol. 17, p. 751; Cajori, History of Mathematics, pp. 229-30; DNB, vol. 38, p.116; Kress S.2793; Institute of Actuaries (1935) p. 39; Mansutti 504; Norman 1529 (1st ed.); Pearson, The History of Statistics in the 17th & 18th Centuries…, pp. 155-60, 165-66; Smith, Source book in mathematics, pp. 440-54; Stigler, The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900 (1986), p. 70; Todhunter, History of the theory of probability; Walker pp. 12-13; Wellcome IV, p. 149; Westergaard pp. 104-5. Not in Goldsmiths or Hanson. See: Raymond Clare Archibald, “Abraham de Moivre”; David, F.N., Games, Gods and Gambling; The origins and history of probability and statistical ideas … (1962), pp. 161-178. [PLEASE CONTACT DIRECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION].

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

      Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton in Gray's Inn [.], London 1756 - [iv], 533, [3] pages + frontispiece and 74 of the 75 numbered plates. Lacks plate 47. Bound in old worn leather boards with a new faded spine. New end papers. Worming to the upper margins of pages 217-270, clear of text though. Plate 48 section of fore edge torn away. Scuff and marks to page 172. Pages lightly browned at the edges. ESTC T29713 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Caroli Linnaei.Regnum vegetabile juxta systema naturae in classes ordines, et genera ab eodem contitutum. Curante Xaverio Manetti.

      - Florentiae [Florence], P. C. Viviani, 1756. 8vo (19.5 x 13.0 cm). 123 pp., two large, folded plates. Contemporary quarter calf over blind boards. Spine with gilt ornaments and brown morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.l This is "a botanical treatise based on the Philosophia Botanica (1751), Genera Plantarum (1737), & Systema Naturae (1748). Very rare, especially with the plates. The British Library has a copy, but without the plates. Manetti's letter accompanying his presentation copy to Linnaeus is in the collections of the Linnean Society of London" (Soulsby, p. 11). Saverio, or Xavier, Manetti (1723-1785) was an Italian naturalist perhaps best known for his grand work on birds, "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo eadornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale". He was a good friend of Linnaeus, and is regarded as the editor of this work, rather than as the writer. Boards a bit rubbed, some light spotting, otherwise a very good copy. Cat. BM(NH) pp. 1128, 1232; Soulsby, 65; Stafleu & Cowan, 5340. Not in Nissen. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Carte reduite des mers comprises entre l'Asie, l'Amerique apelees par les navigateurs Mer du Sud ou Mer Pacifique...par ordre de M. le comte Maurepas,1742. Cette carte a ete corrigee en 1756.

      Paris: Deposit des cartes, plans et journaux de la Marine, 1756. Engraved map, 572 x 852 mm, on quite thick paper; attractively coloured with background beige wash for sea areas; folding into an original boards binding, lined with some old manuscript; manuscript label on front cover. A fine and detailed map, particularly attractive in its early folder with manuscript annotations. Bellin's Pacific map was first published in 1742 and re issued in this expanded form in 1756; it confirms the strong French interest in the Pacific in the mid-18th century, at a time when the major European nations were keeping a keen eye on maritime exploration. The map notes newer discoveries on the western coasts of the Americas and New Holland, naming Dampier, Tasman and the English Pilot of 1734 as the three important sources for the latter. There is a hypothetical depiction of the eastern coastline of Australia: Bellin conflates the depiction of Quirós' New Hebrides with the eastern coastline of the Australian continent 'with such conviction that it confused several Pacific explorers, including Bougainville' (Clancy). New Guinea is here shown joined to the Australian mainland whilst the imagined northern coastline is named "Terre Du S Esprit".Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, who prepared this for publication by the Ministry of the Marine, was one of the pre-eminent geographers of pre-Revolutionary France; he is remembered for the quality of his work and prodigious output (including the impressive atlases Le Neptune Français of 1735 and the Hydrographie Français of 1756-1765). Among other achievements, he contributed to Diderot's Encyclopédie and was elected a member of the Royal Society in London. The map was commisioned by Comte de Maurepas (1701-1781), the nobleman in charge of both the Royal court and the French Navy during his extended terms as Secretary of the Royal Household (1715-1749) and Secretary of the Navy (1723-1749). Skilled in military and naval strategy, it was Maurepas who enabled the French navy to be again recognised as a maritime power. His focus on the defence of France's sprawling empire in the New World was assisted by information on British naval manoeuvres, lists of what ships were coming to North America and detailed memoirs of ship construction. Maurepas obtained this information through maintaining an intelligence service that was considered one of the most efficient in Europe. Neat repair to a fold at back of map; coloured boards slightly faded.

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        Elements of the Civil Law

      Charles Bathurst 1756 - Hard cover with a new binding, 584 pages followed by the index. New binding has black leather along the spine and at the corners over printed paper which is also used for the end papers, gilt title on the spine. The spine and "To the Reader" foreword is dated 1755 while there is a date of 1756 following the printer's notice. Stated 2nd edition. As the binding/cover is new, it has very little wear. Inside all the paper is age toned with some chipping along the page edges with stabilization and the addition of ph neutral tape on the edges of the title page. This book weighs nearly 5 pounds and will need additional postage for Priority or International shipment. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton in Gray's Inn [...], 1756 [iv], 533, [3] pages + frontispiece and 74 of the 75 numbered plates. Lacks plate 47. Bound in old worn leather boards with a new faded spine. New end papers. Worming to the upper margins of pages 217-270, clear of text though. Plate 48 section of fore edge torn away. Scuff and marks to page 172. Pages lightly browned at the edges. ESTC T29713. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Der Krebsartige Kiefenfuss mit kurzen und langen Schwanzklappe [AND] 13 other papers by the same author: Die Blumenpolypen der süßen Wasser beschrieben und mit den Blumenpolypen der salzigen Wasser verglichen (1755); Die Armpolypen in den süßen Wassern um Regensburg entdektet und beschrieben (1754); Die grünen Armpolypen die geschwanzten und ungeschwandzten zaktigen Wasserflöhe und eine besondere Art kleiner Wasseraale (1763); Der weichschaalige Cronen- und Käulenkäfer (1763); Verschiedene Zwiefalter und Käfer mit Hörnern (1763); Neuentdeckte Theile an Raupen und Zwehfaltern nebst der Verwandlung der Hauswurzraupe zum schönen Tagvogel mit rothen Augenspiegeln (1763); Die Mauerbiene in einer Rede beschrieben (1764); Der wunderbare und vielei

      - Regensburg, E. A. Weiss, 1756. 14 paper in one. 4to (23.1 x 18.5 cm). 768 pp., 35 finely engraved folded and mounted hand-coloured plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. The spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands, Compartments with gilt floral vignettes and brown morocco label with gilt title. Marbled paste-downs, all edges red.l A series of combined zoological, anatomical and microscopical studies, all but one in the first edition. The studies are separately based on various species, or species groups. Seven are on insects. The following is a full collation. (1). Die Krebsartige Kiefenfuss mit kurzen und langen Schwanzklappe (1756) 142 pp., seven plates; (2). Das Zwiefalter oder Afterjüngferchen (1763) [vi], 26 pp., one plate; (3) Die Blumenpolypen der süßen Wasser beschrieben und mit den Blumenpolypen der salzigen Wasser verglichen (1755) [vi], 54 pp., three plates; (4). Die Armpolypen in den süßen Wassern um Regensburg entdektet und beschrieben (1754) [iv], 84 pp., three plates; (5). Die grünen Armpolypen die geschwanzten und ungeschwandzten zaktigen Wasserflöhe und eine besondere Art kleiner Wasseraale (1763) [ii], 96 pp., three plates; (6). Der weichschaalige Cronen- und Käulenkäfer (1763) [vi], 22 pp., one plate; (7). Verschiedene Zwiefalter und Käfer mit Hörnern (1763) [ii], 40 pp., three plates; (8). Neuentdeckte Theile an Raupen und Zwehfaltern nebst der Verwandlung der Hauswurzraupe zum schönen Tagvogel mit rothen Augenspiegeln (1763) [ii], 56 pp., two plates; (9) Die Mauerbiene in einer Rede beschrieben (1764) [vi], 38 pp., five plates; (10). Der wunderbare und vieleicht in der Natur noch nie erschienene Eulenzwitter nebst der Baumraupe aus welcher derselbe entstanden und welche vor einigen Jahren an vielen Orten Sachsens überaus großen Schaden gethan hat (1761) [vi], 30 pp., one plate; (11) Die eingebildeten Wurmer in Zähnen nebst dem vermeyntlichen Hülsmittel wider dieselben (1757) [iv], 44 pp., one plate; (12) Vorläufige Beobachtungen der Schwämme um Regensburg angesteller und mit vier Kupfertafeln ausgemahlter Abbildungen erläutert (1759) [vi], 62 pp., four plates; (13) Der Sichtschwamm mit grünschleimigen Hute (1760) [xii], 36 pp., five plates; (14) Jacob Christian Schäffers erläuterte Vorschläge zur Nusbesserung und Förderung der Naturwissenschaft. Zweyte Auflage (1764) [iv], 38 pp. The last paper is the only one without illustrations although all have nicely engraved headpieces. The text page numbering in the first part jumps from 42 to 49 without loss, and from 126 to 127 (thus the numbers 127-136 are used twice). Boards rubbed, internally very clean. Nissen ZBI, 3631. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ragguaglio storico di tutto l'occorso, giorno per giorno, nel sacco di Roma dell' anno MDXXVII, scritto da Jacopo Buonaparte, gentiluomo Samminiatese, che vi si trovo presente, trascritto dall' autografo di esso ed ora per la prima volta dato in luce. Appendice storica alla prefazione del libro stampato in Colonia l'anno 1756, col seguente titolo : Ragguaglio storico.

      In Colonia (Lucques ?) 1756 - In-8 (215 x 151 mm) de (6)-138-(1) pp. demi-maroquin vert à coins, aigle impériale dorée au coin supérieur gauche du premier plat, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné (Vermorel). Edition originale. Le texte est précédé d'un avis au lecteur dans lequel l'auteur anonyme écrit que le manuscrit se trouvait dans la famille Bonaparte à San Miniato. Ce texte, publié sous le nom de Jacopo Buonaparte est en fait attribué par Quérard et Olschki à Luigi Guicciardini, frère de Francesco : « Cette narration a été condamnée par des bibliographes comme un plagiat de l'ouvrage de Luigi Guicciardini (1664) ; d'autres en ont loué l'esprit impartial et l'ont déclarée originale. En comparant les deux textes on relève, outre que dans le style, une remarquable diversité dans l'exposé des faits, surtout dans la première partie : on doit toutefois reconnaitre qu'il y a plusieurs passages à peu près identiques ». Provenance Prince Roland Bonaparte (ex-libris). Quérard, Les Supercheries littéraires dévoilées, p. 590 ; Olschki, 16576. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Life and Acts of the Most Famous and Valiant Champion Sir William Wallace, Knight of Ellerslie; Maintainer of the Liberty of Scotland.

      Archibald McLean, Glasgow 1756 - 12mo. xvi, 295 pages. Bound in full contemporary calf; text uniformly age toned. A very good, handsome copy. Sir William Wallace (c. 1270 - August 23, 1305) was a Scott's Knight who led his countrymen in resistance to English domination in the reign of King Edward I, during historic periods of the Wars of Scottish Independence. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte reduite des mers comprises entre l'Asie, l'Amerique apelees par les navigateurs Mer du Sud ou Mer Pacifique...par ordre de M. le comte Maurepas,1742. Cette carte a ete corrigee en 1756

      Paris: Deposit des cartes, plans et journaux de la Marine, 1756. Neat repair to a fold at back of map; coloured boards slightly faded.. Engraved map, 572 x 852 mm, on quite thick paper; attractively coloured with background beige wash for sea areas; folding into an original boards binding, lined with some old manuscript; manuscript label on front cover. A fine and detailed map, particularly attractive in its early folder with manuscript annotations. Bellin's Pacific map was first published in 1742 and re issued in this expanded form in 1756; it confirms the strong French interest in the Pacific in the mid-18th century, at a time when the major European nations were keeping a keen eye on maritime exploration. The map notes newer discoveries on the western coasts of the Americas and New Holland, naming Dampier, Tasman and the English Pilot of 1734 as the three important sources for the latter. There is a hypothetical depiction of the eastern coastline of Australia: Bellin conflates the depiction of Quirós' New Hebrides with the eastern coastline of the Australian continent 'with such conviction that it confused several Pacific explorers, including Bougainville' (Clancy). New Guinea is here shown joined to the Australian mainland whilst the imagined northern coastline is named "Terre Du S Esprit".Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, who prepared this for publication by the Ministry of the Marine, was one of the pre-eminent geographers of pre-Revolutionary France; he is remembered for the quality of his work and prodigious output (including the impressive atlases Le Neptune Français of 1735 and the Hydrographie Français of 1756-1765). Among other achievements, he contributed to Diderot's Encyclopédie and was elected a member of the Royal Society in London. The map was commisioned by Comte de Maurepas (1701-1781), the nobleman in charge of both the Royal court and the French Navy during his extended terms as Secretary of the Royal Household (1715-1749) and Secretary of the Navy (1723-1749). Skilled in military and naval strategy, it was Maurepas who enabled the French navy to be again recognised as a maritime power. His focus on the defence of France's sprawling empire in the New World was assisted by information on British naval manoeuvres, lists of what ships were coming to North America and detailed memoirs of ship construction. Maurepas obtained this information through maintaining an intelligence service that was considered one of the most efficient in Europe.

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        Dissertazioni istorico-legali su l'Antichità, Sito ed Ampiezza della nostra Liburia Ducale, o siasi dell'Agro, e Territorio di Napoli

      FRANCHI Carlo. Dissertazioni istorico-legali su l'Antichità, Sito ed Ampiezza della nostra Liburia Ducale, o siasi dell'Agro, e Territorio di Napoli in tutte le varie Epoche de suoi tempi. In risposta a quanto si é scritto in nome e parte della Città di Aversa, e de suoi Casali per costringere i Napoletani ad un nuovo Peso di Buonatenenza su i Poderi da essoloro posseduti nel preteso Territorio Aversano. S.l.n.d. (Napoli, 1756). Pp.CCXXXII. Il nome dell'autore, luogo e data di stampa si ricavano a pag.219 (vedi foto). Unito: ARMERIGO Gioseppe. Fatto e ragioni per l'Università di S.Potito contro l'Università della Candida. Napoli, 1755. Pp.20 n.nn. Unito: SANTOLI Vincenzo Maria. Vincentii Mariae Santoli V.J. doctoris et archipresbyteri Roccae Sancti Felicis. De Mephiti et vallibus Anxanti libri tres. Cum observationibus super nonnullis urbibus Hirpinorum, quorum lapides et antiquitatum relliquiae illustrantur. Neapoli, 1783. Pp.VIII, 99 ed errata. In fine VI tavole più volte spieghevoli. Vincenzo Maria Santoli fu arciprete di Rocca San Felice (Avellino), uno dei più piccoli centri dell'Alta Irpinia, non lontano da S. Angelo dei Lombardi, alla cui diocesi appartiene. Nei pressi si trova la Valle d'Ansanto, luogo dell'antico culto della dea Mefite. "Teodoro Mommsen nel suo viaggio in Irpinia scrisse parole di elogio per Vincenzo Maria Santoli. Lo collocò tra i principali autori dichiarandolo scrittore degno di fede per il suo acume di osservatore e di studioso documentato delle antichità classiche. La sua opera più importante è senz'altro "De Mephiti et Vallibus Anxanti", frutto delle sue ricerche archeologiche nella Valle d'Ansanto. Fu un lavoro preparato pazientemente nel tempo che risiedè a Rocca San Felice come arciprete. L'opera contiene tutto quello che è riuscito a sapere della Mefite: zona archeologica, ma pure un fenomeno naturale di grande interesse scientifico e turistico. Il libro valse, infatti, a richiamare l'attenzione dei dotti sulla ubicazione esatta dell'Ansanto e sul culto alla dea Mefite ivi sviluppatosi. Il Santoli aveva fatto una cospicua raccolta di monete, bronzetti, statue fittili, bolli, vasi ecc. e le fece conoscere agli studiosi, che pur conoscevano la Valle d'Ansanto per via della descrizione di Virgilio (Eneide VII, 562 e segg.) ma non riuscivano a stabilire l'esatta ubicazione. Egli volle corroborare i ricordi degli scrittori latini con i rinvenimenti archeologici. Nacque a Rocca San Felice il 24 maggio1736 e morì a Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi il 10 febbraio 1804". (Don Vincenzo Maria Santoli: un grande archeologo irpino. Nicola Gambino, 1964). Tre opere in un volume in 8vo. Mezza pelle ottocentesca, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso.

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        Dissertazioni istorico-legali su l’Antichità, Sito ed Ampiezza della nostra Liburia Ducale, o siasi dell’Agro, e Territorio di Napoli in tutte le varie Epoche de’ suoi tempi. In risposta a quanto si è scritto in nome e parte della Città di Aversa, e de’ suoi Casali per costringere i Napoletani ad un nuovo Peso di Buonatenenza su i Poderi da essoloro posseduti nel preteso Territorio Aversano

      s.t, 1756. 4to (cm. 27,8), 235 pp. Legatura coeva in mz. pergamena con titolo impresso in nero al ds. (rinnovato). Ottimi interni in barbe. Il luogo e l’anno di stampa nonché il nome dell’A. sono indicati a p. 219. Raro.

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        Locupletissimus Thesaurus: continens Varias & selectissimas Benedictiones, Conjurationes, Exorcismos, Absolutiones, Ritus, Administrationem Sacramentorum, alioru?mque Munerum Pastoralium, Ad Utilitatem Christi Fidelium, & commodiorem usum Parochorum, omniu?mque Sacerdotum, tam Saecularium, qua?m Religiosorum Curam habentium.

      Rädlmayr, 1756., Ratisbonae: - Eighth edition. Small 8vo. 774, [10] pp. Head and tail pieces. Handsomely bound in full black morocco, gilt rule surround, corner fillets, raised bands, gilt spine compartments, all edges gilt. Ownership signature of the Ecclesio Parochialis in Wolterdingen [Germany], 1757. Lovely copy. A "CURIOUS TREASURY OF BENEDICTIONS, EXORCISMS, CHARMS, &C.": Contains a widely ranging series of benedictions and rites: "Gelasius de Cilia, in the curious Treasury of benedictions, exorcisms, charms, &c., gives several in which the titulus in introduced; for instance in the exorcism of the charta, or written charm, efficacious against demons and spectres, which commenced with a cross placed, like the little crucifix on the cross found at Clare. In the Benediction against Tempests we find the sentence – ‘Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judeorum, - Titulus triumphalis benedicat et custodiat nos ab omnibus malis;’ and in the solemn Exorcism of persons bewitched (‘contra omnia malefica’) the demon was adjured ‘per triumphalem titulum,’ which is directed to be written on the forehead of the sufferer." – p. 67. "Gold pectoral cross found at Clare Castle, Suffolk." The Archaeological Journal: Published Under the Direction of the ., Volume 25. London, 1868. Regarding exorcisms, Clement XI objected to some in current use: "Some of the formulas, in fact, were coarsely vituperative in the highest degree. The demons were addressed as infernal beasts, vile filth of hell, stinking dung and other contemptuous epithets, and were threatened that their meat and drink should be fire, hail, snow, ice, sulphur, pitch, absinth, rosin, lead, the venom of serpents, etc." – Henry Charles Lea, Chapters from the Religious History of Spain Connected with the Inquisition, Philadelphia: Lea, 1890, p. 425. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Uebersetzung der Algemeinen Welthistorie die in Engeland durch eine Geselschaft von Gelehrten ausgefertiget worden. Fünfzehnter (und) Sechszehnter [15. und 16.] Theil. Nebst den Anmerkungen der holländischen Uebersetzung auch vielen neuen Kupfern und Karten / Genau durchgesehen und mit häufigen Anmerkungen vermeret von Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Halle : Gebauer, 1755 – 1756 - 15. Theil: : [5] Bll., (Vorrede), 714 S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, gestochener Tittelvignette, 2 (von 3) Kupferstichen und 1 gefalteten, gestochenen Karte. 16. Theil: [5] Bll., (Vorrede), 704 S., mit gestochenem Frontispiz, gestochener Titelvignette und 17 Kupfern (überwiegend ausfaltbare Karten). - Pergamenteinband der Zeit (vorderer Deckel fleckig) mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild sowie zeitgen. handschriftlicher Ergänzung. - Der 15. Theil enthält: Die römischen Geschichte von der Erhebung des Nicephorus bis zum Tode Basilius des zweiten; Die römischen Geschichte seit dem Tode Basilius des zweiten bis zur Eroberung von Constantinopel durch die Lateiner; Die römischen Geschichte von der Vertreibung der Griechen bis zur Eroberung von Constantinopel durch die Türken und der völligen Zerstörung des römischen Reichs; Die Geschichte der Carthaginienser, bis zur Zerstörung von Carthago durch die Römer. - Kupfer des 15. Theils: Grundris der vormaligen Stelle des alten Carthago; Karte der Gegend um Carthago; Überbleibsel der Wasserleitung bey Carthago; "Münzen von Cossyra und Malta" fehlt leider in diesem Expl. /// Der 16. Theil enthält: Fortsetzung der Geschichte der Carthaginienser von des Hannibals Ankunft vor Tarent im zweiten punischen Kriege, bis zum Ende des punischen Krieges und Zerstörung von Carthago; Geschichte der Numidier bis auf die Eroberung ihres Landes durch die Römer; Geschichte der Mauritanier bis zur völligen Eroberung ihres Landes von den Römern; Geschichte der Gätulier; Geschichte der Melanogätulier, Nigriten und Garamanten; Die Geschichte der Libyer und Griechen, welche den Strich zwischen den Grenzen Ägyptens und dem Fluß Triton bewohnen, welcher Marmarica, Cyrenaica und die Region Syrtica begriff; Geschichte der Ethiopier; Geschichte der Araber und ihres alten Zustandes bis auf den Mohammed; Geschichte der Reiche Nice und Trapezunt; Der alte Zustand und die alte Geschichte Spaniens bis zur Austreibung der Carthagienser durch die Römer, und eine kurze Fortsetzung dieser Geschichte bis auf die Ankunft der mitternächtigen Völker; Der alte Zustand der Gallier bis auf ihre Besiegung durch den Julius Cäsar und von da weiter bis auf den Einbruch der Franken. Verzeichnis der Kupfer des 16. Teils: Vorstellung des Weges Hannibals nach Italien; Das alte Italien; Das alte Afrika und Numidien; Mauretanien usw.; Libyien, Marmarica usw.; Die syrtische Gegend; Ethiopien usw.; 3 Geschlechtstafeln; Karte vom alten Spanien; Wohnplätze der Celten usw.; Karte von Gallien; Ansichten vom Stonehenge; Vorstellung dieses Denkmals; Grundriss desselben; Abb. des Tempels von Montmorillon. - Einband fleckig. Text teilweise leicht gebräunt. Frakturschrift. In Band 15 fehlt eine Münztafel; Theil 16 komplett mit allen 17 Kupfern. Durch Register erschlossen Namensstempel auf Vorsatz. Gutes Arbeits- und Studienexemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Conamen mappae generalis medicamentorum simplicium secundum affinitiates virium naturalium nova methodo geographica dispositorum . cum tabula aenea.Strasbourg, Bauer & Treuttel (colophon: Johann Heinrich Heitz), 1778. 4to. With a large folding engraved map (58 x 62 cm). Sprinkled brown paper on boards.

      - Blake, p. 496; Pritzel 41369; Quaritch, De Belder collection II, 907; cf. Hirsch VI, p. 339 (on the author). First and only edition of an "eccentric" pharmaceutical work by George-Christophe Wu rtz (1756-1823), a French philosopher and physician. In this work he "attempts to create a map of mental and physiological functions with herbal simples arranged according to the localities they effect. This is illustrated by the plate with the herbs appearing as stars as in a celestial chart" (Quaritch). The text, divided into two parts, discusses the method used and the scientific nature of the relations he found. Due to the completely new approach the present work earned him a respected position within the French and German medical field. Foxed throughout, and with a water stain in the outer margin of the first 50 pages, otherwise a good copy. Binding rubbed along the extremities, spine damaged at the head and foot.

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        The constitutions of the antient and honourable fraternity of free and accepted masons: Containing their history, charges, regulations, &c. ... For the use of the lodges. Carefully revised, continued and enlarged, with many additions by John Entick.

      London, J. Scott 1756.. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz. 2 Bll., 339 S. Geglätteter Lederband d. Zt. 26 x 21 cm. Wolfstieg 20418. - Noch frühe Ausgabe des ersten gedruckten maurerischen Konstitutionen-Buchs, hier erstmalig mit einem Verzeichnis der Regular Lodges. "This work, which passed through several editions, was long recognised by the English freemasons to be standard code on its subject, and was translated into German" (DNB I, 380). - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Rücken fachmännisch und unauffällig erneuert. Decken etwas beschabt. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Locupletissimus Thesaurus: continens Varias & selectissimas Benedictiones, Conjurationes, Exorcismos, Absolutiones, Ritus, Administrationem Sacramentorum, alioru?mque Munerum Pastoralium, Ad Utilitatem Christi Fidelium, & commodiorem usum Parochorum, omniu?mque Sacerdotum, tam Saecularium, qua?m Religiosorum Curam habentium.

      Ratisbonae: Rädlmayr, 1756. Ratisbonae:: Rädlmayr, 1756.. Eighth edition. Small 8vo. 774, [10] pp. Head and tail pieces. Handsomely bound in full black morocco, gilt rule surround, corner fillets, raised bands, gilt spine compartments, all edges gilt. Ownership signature of the Ecclesio Parochialis in Wolterdingen [Germany], 1757. Lovely copy. A

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        Carta pastoral exortatoria a penitencia, / dirigida por el Ilssmô. Sr. Dr. D. Francisco Joseph de Figueredo, y Uictoria, arzobispo de esta santa metropolitana iglesia.

      Imprenta de Joachin de Arevalo, impressor de los tribunales eclesiasticos [1756], Guatemala - Guatemala â 15. de junio de 1756; . EXTREMADAMENTE RARO IMPRESO DE GUATEMALA en el que el Arzobispo se dirige a su pueblo en ocasion de haber sucedido un terrible terremoto que afecto principalemente a la ciudad de Lisboa, pero tambien a otras ciudades de Europa y Africa. "Earthquake in Portugal. A Rare Imprint From Guatemala". 8vo; marbled wrappers. [24] p. ; 19 cm. Dated at end: Guatemala â 15. de junio de 1756; Signatures: [A] B-F ([A]1, F2 versos blank). EXTREMELY RARE GUATEMALA IMPRINT in which the Archbishop addresses his people on the occasion of the terrible earthquake that primarily affected the city of Lisbon, but also other cities of Europe and the Africa. * WorldCat: 3 copies in USA (JCB, Stony Brook, Berkeley), Medina, J.T. Guatemala, 256 Palau 91389. RF 685. vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) 24 pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Veduta del Lato posteriore del Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, comunemente detto Capo di Bove

      Roma 1756 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1756. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Opera tratta dalla prima edizione delle ‘ Antichità Romane’, pubblicata a Roma nel 1756 nella stamperia di Angelo Rotili a Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne, dai signori Bouchard e Gravier, librai e mercanti in Roma con sede presso San Marcello al Corso. La raccolta conteneva un ritratto del Piranesi, inciso da Felice Polanzani, e recava una dedica a James Caulfield conte di Charlemont, dedica poi eliminata in seguito ad un litigio. Di questa edizione originale, che venne alla luce nel maggio del 1756, sono note tre diverse tirature, connesse con le vicende del litigio con lord Charlemont, vicende documentate dal Piranesi stesso nelle sue Lettere di Giustificazione del 1757. Le diverse tirature sono riconoscibili tra loro proprio nel frontespizio del primo tomo, quello originariamente dedicato al nobile inglese, che successivamente si presenta con dedica e stemma araldico abraso, quindi con l’aggiunta di una dedica dell’autore "Aevo Suo Posteri set Utilitari Publicae". Etching with engraving, 1756, signed on plate. From the first edition of ‘Antichità Romane’. A magnific impression, printend on contemporary laid paper, with full margins, very good condition. The first edition was published in Rome in 1756 at the printing-works of Angelo Rotili at the Massimo alle Colonne Palace, by Bouchard and Gravier, book-dealers and tradesmen located in Rome near the church of St. Marcel at the Via del Corso. This collection included a portrait of Piranesi, engraved by Felice Polanzani, and a dedication to James Caulfield, count of Charlemont. This dedication was later abolished in the aftermath of a quarrel, described by Piranesi in his Lettere di Giustificazione [Letters of Justification] (1757), which also gave rise to three different versions of this first original edition (May 1756). These different versions are distinguishable from the title-page of the first volume, which initially was dedicated to the Irish aristocrat, then exhibited a cancelled dedication and coat of arms and, finally, bore a Latin motto written by the artist "Aevo Suo Posteri set Utilitari Publicae". Focillon, 333; Wilton Ely 466 Dimensioni 610 405mm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Disegno della Seconda Machina colla quale si rappresenta il Tempio di Cerere allusivo alle feconde e fertili Campagne delle due Sicilie.

      1756 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1756. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini irregolari, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music, dances an

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        Ecole de cavalerie; contenant la connoissance, l´instruction et la conservation du cheval. I-II

      Bok. Paris, La Compagnie, 1756. (6), 319, 300 s., 32 kopparstick, varav flera utvikbara. 2 vol. pappomslag, oskurna ex, bra skick. 15x22 cm. Några sidor brunfläckade nedtill, berör dock ej planscher eller text.

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        Pianta di Roma disegnata colla situazione.

      Roma 1756 - Pianta della città tratta dalle celebri Antichità Romane, monumentale lavoro in quattro volumi dell’artista veneziano, considerato come il suo capolavoro in fatto di archeologia. Opera tratta dalla prima edizione del 1756, stampata su contemporanea carta vergata con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con lettere CB" (Robison 33), tipica di questa tiratura. Incisione in rame, in perfetto stato di conservazione. City plan taken from "Antichità Romane", a monumental work in four volumes realized by the Venetian artist and considered as his archelogical masterpiece. From the first 1756 edition, printed on contemporary laid paper with "double circle with lily and letters CB" watermark (Robison 33), a characteristic of this edition. Copper engraving, in excellent condition. Focillon 153, Wilton Ely 288; A. P. Frutaz, "Le piante di Roma", XXXV, tav. 69 Dimensioni 680 465mm [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Locupletissimus Thesaurus: continens Varias & selectissimas Benedictiones, Conjurationes, Exorcismos, Absolutiones, Ritus, Administrationem Sacramentorum, alioru?mque Munerum Pastoralium, Ad Utilitatem Christi Fidelium, & commodiorem usum Parochorum, omniu?mque Sacerdotum, tam Saecularium, qua?m Religiosorum Curam habentium.

      Ratisbonae:: Rädlmayr, 1756.. Eighth edition. Small 8vo. 774, [10] pp. Head and tail pieces. Handsomely bound in full black morocco, gilt rule surround, corner fillets, raised bands, gilt spine compartments, all edges gilt. Ownership signature of the Ecclesio Parochialis in Wolterdingen [Germany], 1757. Lovely copy. A “CURIOUS TREASURY OF BENEDICTIONS, EXORCISMS, CHARMS, &C.”: Contains a widely ranging series of benedictions and rites: “Gelasius de Cilia, in the curious Treasury of benedictions, exorcisms, charms, &c., gives several in which the titulus in introduced; for instance in the exorcism of the charta, or written charm, efficacious against demons and spectres, which commenced with a cross placed, like the little crucifix on the cross found at Clare... In the Benediction against Tempests we find the sentence – ‘Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judeorum, - Titulus triumphalis benedicat et custodiat nos ab omnibus malis;' and in the solemn Exorcism of persons bewitched (‘contra omnia malefica') the demon was adjured ‘per triumphalem titulum,' which is directed to be written on the forehead of the sufferer.” – p. 67. “Gold pectoral cross found at Clare Castle, Suffolk.” The Archaeological Journal: Published Under the Direction of the ..., Volume 25. London, 1868. ¶ Regarding exorcisms, Clement XI objected to some in current use: “Some of the formulas, in fact, were coarsely vituperative in the highest degree. The demons were addressed as infernal beasts, vile filth of hell, stinking dung and other contemptuous epithets, and were threatened that their meat and drink should be fire, hail, snow, ice, sulphur, pitch, absinth, rosin, lead, the venom of serpents, etc.” – Henry Charles Lea, Chapters from the Religious History of Spain Connected with the Inquisition, Philadelphia: Lea, 1890, p. 425.

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        Conamen mappae generalis medicamentorum simplicium secundum affinitiates virium naturalium nova methodo geographica dispositorum ... cum tabula aenea.Strasbourg, Bauer & Treuttel (colophon: Johann Heinrich Heitz), 1778. 4to. With a large folding engraved map (58 x 62 cm). Sprinkled brown paper on boards.

      Blake, p. 496; Pritzel 41369; Quaritch, De Belder collection II, 907; cf. Hirsch VI, p. 339 (on the author). First and only edition of an "eccentric" pharmaceutical work by George-Christophe Wu¨rtz (1756-1823), a French philosopher and physician. In this work he "attempts to create a map of mental and physiological functions with herbal simples arranged according to the localities they effect. This is illustrated by the plate with the herbs appearing as stars as in a celestial chart" (Quaritch). The text, divided into two parts, discusses the method used and the scientific nature of the relations he found. Due to the completely new approach the present work earned him a respected position within the French and German medical field. Foxed throughout, and with a water stain in the outer margin of the first 50 pages, otherwise a good copy. Binding rubbed along the extremities, spine damaged at the head and foot.

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        A. Mura con barbacani che investono le falde del Quirinale. B. Avanzi della Casa e de' Bagni di Salustio. C. Avanzo di un Tempio creduto di Venere. D. Luogo ch'era occupato dal Circo Apollinare

      Roma 1756 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1756. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Opera tratta dalla prima edizione delle ‘ Antichità Romane’, pubblicata a Roma nel 1756 nella stamperia di Angelo Rotili a Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne, dai signori Bouchard e Gravier, librai e mercanti in Roma con sede presso San Marcello al Corso. La raccolta conteneva un ritratto del Piranesi, inciso da Felice Polanzani, e recava una dedica a James Caulfield conte di Charlemont, dedica poi eliminata in seguito ad un litigio. Di questa edizione originale, che venne alla luce nel maggio del 1756, sono note tre diverse tirature, connesse con le vicende del litigio con lord Charlemont, vicende documentate dal Piranesi stesso nelle sue Lettere di Giustificazione del 1757. Le diverse tirature sono riconoscibili tra loro proprio nel frontespizio del primo tomo, quello originariamente dedicato al nobile inglese, che successivamente si presenta con dedica e stemma araldico abraso, quindi con l’aggiunta di una dedica dell’autore "Aevo Suo Posteri set Utilitari Publicae". Etching with engraving, 1756, signed on plate. From the first edition of ‘Antichità Romane’. A magnific impression, printend on contemporary laid paper, with full margins, very good condition. The first edition was published in Rome in 1756 at the printing-works of Angelo Rotili at the Massimo alle Colonne Palace, by Bouchard and Gravier, book-dealers and tradesmen located in Rome near the church of St. Marcel at the Via del Corso. This collection included a portrait of Piranesi, engraved by Felice Polanzani, and a dedication to James Caulfield, count of Charlemont. This dedication was later abolished in the aftermath of a quarrel, described by Piranesi in his Lettere di Giustificazione [Letters of Justification] (1757), which also gave rise to three different versions of this first original edition (May 1756). These different versions are distinguishable from the title-page of the first volume, which initially was dedicated to the Irish aristocrat, then exhibited a cancelled dedication and coat of arms and, finally, bore a Latin motto written by the artist "Aevo Suo Posteri set Utilitari Publicae". Focillon 173; Wilton-Ely 308 Dimensioni 270 140mm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Ueber die Einsamkeit. Tle. 2, 3 u. 4 [v. 4].

      kl.-8, XL (Tit., Inh.), 520 S., 7 Bll. (Namenreg., Druckfehl., Verbess.) XVIII (Tit., Inh.), 518 S., 4 Bll. (Namenreg., Verbess.) XXXII S. (Tit., Vorrede, Inh.), 500 S., 9 Bll. (Namenreg., Verbess. u. Nachricht) mit 3 Titelvign. in Kupferstich, mit braunem Kleisterpapier bezogene Pappbde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. RüTit. auf mont., unterschiedl. farb. Papierschildch. sowie dreiseit. Farbschnitt, Einbde. stärker berieb., Ecken u. Kapitale z. Tl. unschön bestoß. u. abgewetzt, Farbschn. stark verblasst, Titelbl. v. Bd. 3 m. Quetschfalte, Papier durchgeh. gebräunt u. stellenw. stärker stockfleck., Ss. kaum abgegriff. ADB XXXXV, 273-277 u. Goed. IV.1, 222, 6, 7c. Erste Ausgabe der 2. Bearbeitung des Werkes "Betrachtungen über die Einsamkeit" (Zürich 1756). Z. stellt darin die Einsamkeit als einen Ort der reflexiven u. emotionalen Bewährung des Menschen dar. "Es ist nicht nur dem Umfange nach Zimmermanns Hauptwerk, sondern auch deshalb, weil sich sein ganzes Wesen, seine Vorzüge wie seine Fehler darin am deutlichsten ausprägen voll der tiefsten und schönsten Betrachtungen verräth es wie in seiner Polemik so auch in der Lobpreisung der Natur deutlichen den Einfluß Rousseaus.." (vgl. dazu ADB). Enthalten sind die Kapitel 5-12 (Einige Nachtheile der Einsamkeit./Nachtheilige Einwirkung der Einsamkeit auf die Einbildungskraft./Nachtheilige Einwirkung der Einsamkeit auf die Leidenschaften, zumal bey Einsiedlern und Mönchen./Apologie gegen einen falschen Apostel der Einsamkeit./Allgemeine Vortheile der Einsamkeit./Vortheile der Einsamkeit f. den Geist./Vortheile der Einsamkeit f. das Herz./Uebersicht des Ganzen Reflexionen über Mystik u. Möncherey. Beschluß.). Die Nachricht am Ende des 4. Bandes "die der Herr Nachdrucker dieses Buches nicht nachdrucken wird" spricht sich gegen die, zu dieser Zeit gängigen Raubdrucke aus. ZIMMERMANN Johann Georg (1728-1795) Mediziner, Philosoph u. Publizist. Z. studierte in Göttingen Medizin bei Albrecht von Haller, durch dessen Empfehlung er 1754 dann auch die Stelle als Stadtarzt von Brugg besetzte. In den 14 Jahren, die er in Brugg seinen Wirkungskreis hatte, fällt auch der Beginn seiner schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit. 1768 wurde er als königl. Leibarzt nach Hannover gerufen. Z. verkehrte mit den Geistesgrößen seiner Zeit. Lavater, Wieland, Gessner, Bodmer und Goethe waren seine Gesprächs- und Briefpartner. Allerdings ist überliefert, daß es durch seine Neigung zum Streit mit vielen Freunden zum Zerwürfnis kam. Z. starb krank und geistig umnachtet in Hannover. Seine letzten Wort waren "Laßt mich allein, ich sterbe!".

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        Geschichte und ausführliche Beschreibung der Markgräflich-Brandenburgischen Haupt- und Residenz-Stadt Anspach, oder Onolzbach, und deren Merckwürdigkeiten aus Urkunden, aeltern Schriftstellern und eigener Nachforschung.

      Titel mit gest. Vignette, gefalt. gest. Plan und 3 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. 19 Bll., 208 S. Pappband d. Zt. Engelmann 288 Lentner III, 6232 Pfeiffer I, 807. - Mit vielen, sehr detaillierten Nachrichten über die Stadt und ihre Bewohner. Die Tafeln zeigen einen Plan von Ansbach, Ansichten der Residenz, des Marktes und der Stiftskirche. Mit dem umfangreichen Subskribentenverzeichnis. Fischer (1756-1813), "Geheimer Canzlist" und Schreiber, wollte mit dieser ausführlichen Beschreibung insbesondere die inneren und äußeren Veränderungen Ansbachs in den zurückliegenden dreißig Jahren darstellen. - Stärker berieben und bestoßen.

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        Veduta del Ponte, e del Mausoleo, fabbricati da Elio Adriano Imp.re

      1756 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1756 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Dalla serie Le Antichità Romane, prima edizione del 1756 edita da Bouchard e Gravier. Meravigliosa prova, ricca di toni, impressa a inchiostro bruno su carta vergata coeva con la tipica filigrana del "doppio cerchio e giglio con lettere CB" (Robison 33), con pieni margini, esemplare in barbe ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Henry Focillon, nel suo saggio del 1918, suppone che il Piranesi prepari ed incida le tavole per l’opera tra il 1750 ed il 1756, tuttavia, elementi architettonici fanno risalire alcune al 1746. In realtà le tavole più antiche utilizzate nella raccolta risalgono probabilmente ad anni ancora precedenti, come sembra suggerire sia l’estrema complessità dell’opera, legata ad un lunghissimo lavoro di preparazione e ricerca, sia l’oscillazione stilistica riscontrabile comparando le varie tavole. Ad ogni modo, la grandiosità delle Antichità Romane del Piranesi non sta solamente nel grande lavoro grafico prodotto dall’artista: l’opera risulta infatti fondamentale come innovazione metodologica nel settore dell’archeologia a lei contemporanea, con l’utilizzo di scritti che sono essenziali per comprendere il pensiero dell’autore e l’innovazione del metodo piranesiano. Si può quindi sostenere, come giustamente fa notare il Focillon, che l’artista veneziano fondi l’archeologia moderna. Questa innovazione comporta, però, un enorme stacco e una grande divergenza con il pensiero e la cultura ufficiale ed accademica del periodo - di derivazione anglosassone - causando enormi polemiche di cui Piranesi fu bersaglio, e il fiorire di una negativa aneddotica intorno alla sua persona, il cui scopo era quello di ristabilire l’egemonia minacciata della cultura "classica". Il principale pensiero espresso nelle Antichità Romane consiste nel documentare e conservare in effige un patrimonio monumentale che andava di giorno in giorno sgretolandosi, linea di condotta che andava contro l’atteggiamento culturale di amatori ed antiquari, il cui piacere era puramente estetico, non disdegnando all’occorrenza, l’asporto di frammenti anche vistosi di antichità a titolo di puro collezionismo o alla stregua di souvenir. La principale novità della sua impostazione, consiste nell’unificare in un solo momento le operazioni di scavo, di rilievo, le indagini strutturali e la misurazione con lo studio delle fonti letterarie, a cui egli fa riferimento diretto. Questo momento di unificazione è rappresentato dallo studio topografico, che unito alla tecnica di rilievo, alla conoscenza dei materiali e delle tecniche antiche, allo scavo ed al sopralluogo dava luce all’archeologia, ovvero lo studio della storia antica. Etching with engraving, 1756, signed at lower right. From the Antichità Romane, first edition by the French publisher Bouchard and Gravier in 1756. A great impression, printed with brown ink on contemporary laid, strong, paper with "double encircled fleur-de-lys with letter CB" watermark (Robison 33), with margins, perfect conditions. The first edition of this work, in four volumes, was published in Rome in 1756 at the printing-works of Angelo Rotili at the Massimo alle Colonne Palace, by Bouchard and Gravier, book-dealers and tradesmen located in Rome near the church of St. Marcel at the Via del Corso. This collection included a portrait of Piranesi, engraved by Felice Porziani, and a dedication to James Caulfield, count of Charlemont. This dedication was later abolished in the aftermath of a quarrel, described by Piranesi in his Lettere di Giustificazione [Letters of Justification] (1757), which also gave rise to three different versions of this first original edition (May 1756). These different versions are distinguishable from the title-page of the first volume, which initially was dedicated to the Irish aristocrat, then exhibited a cancelled dedication and coat of arms and, finally, bore a Latin motto written by the artist "Aevo Suo Posteri set Utilitari Publicae". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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