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        Veduta degli avanzi appartenenti alla Casa Aurea di Nerone

      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 208; Wilton-Ely 343 Dimensioni 270 105mm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        A Voyage Round the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV

      London: D. Browne, T. Osborne et al, 1756. Quarto. 42 folding engravings. Contemporary calf gilt. One of the landmark 18th-century English circumnavigations, made not so much for discovery and exploration but as an armed naval expedition to cut off Spanish supplies of wealth from South America after the outbreak of war between Britain and Spain in 1739. Indeed, Anson succeeded in doing this by taking a number of Spanish prize ships and a laden Manila galleon near the Philippines, but at heavy cost. Six of his fleet's vessels were sunk or wrecked on the South American coast or in rounding Cape Horn after their passage through the Strait of Le Maire, many men died of scurvy, and surviving crew were forced to litigate for their share of the prize money. Some of the fame of the expedition lies in the published accounts of survivors of Anson's ship Wager, wrecked off the Patagonian coast and vividly described by Bulkeley and Cummins, John Byron, Young, and Campbell. Anson's voyage laid the groundwork for the British voyages of exploration in the Pacific of the latter half of the 18th century, and Walter produced a masterpiece of descriptive travel that became the most popular book of maritime adventure of the time. Although generally accepted that the work was written by Walter, it seems to have been revised and edited by Benjamin Robins. Cox I p.49; Headland 109; Hill 1817; Sabin 101175. Rebacked, joints weak, some chipping to plate edges not affecting images, contents leaf sprung, some occasional pale staining.

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        ARIETTE SCELTE DEL METASTASIO DALLA NITTETI

      1756. Manoscritto 700esco in 4° Pagine 4 bianche + 80 non numerate + 6 bianche. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena, Sguardie in carta decorata coeva. Splendido manoscritto in grafia leggibile scritto su carta fine in ottima calligrafia. Particolarmente fresco ed esente da macchie. La Nitteti è un'opera italiana del XVIII secolo in 3 atti del compositore ceco Josef Mysliveček. E 'stato composto da un libretto del poeta italiano Metastasio e fu eseguita per la prima volta nel 1756.

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        Sepolcro de' tre fratelli Curazj in Albano

      Roma 1756 - La tavola è la numero X del tomo III delle 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, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Nell'iscrizione in basso si legge : "Esso è erroneamente così detto, mentre abbiamo dagli antichii Scrittori essere stato presso la Fossa Clelia cinque miglia lonan da Roma, ove i Curiazi furono uccisi dagli Orazi". Il monumento raffigurato è infatti una tomba romana di tarda età repubblicana. La prima edizione dell’opera, in quattro tomi, fu 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". 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 talune 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. La grandiosità delle Antichità Romane del Piranesi tuttavia non sta solamente nel grande lavoro grafico prodotto dall’artista; l’opera risulta infatti fondamentale come innovamento metodologico nel quadro dell’archeologia a lei contemporanea, con l’utilizzo di scritti che sono essenziali per comprendere il pensiero dell’autore e l’innovamento apportato dal metodo piranesiano. Si può quindi sostenere, come giustamente fa notare il Focillon, che l’artista veneziano sia il fondatore dell’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 origine anglosassone, provocando enormi polemiche di cui il Piranesi fu bersaglio, ed il fiorire di una malevola letteratura aneddotica intorno alla sua persona, il cui scopo era quello di ristabilire l’egemonia minacciata della cultura a cui reagiva. 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 di antichità, anche vistosi, a titolo di collezionismo o alla stregua di souvenir. La principale novità della sua impostazione consiste nell’unificare in un solo momento le operazioni di scavo e di rilievo, le indagini strutturali e la misurazione, con lo stretto utilizzo delle fonti letterarie a cui 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. I quattro volumi dell’opera rappresentano pertanto il nucleo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Choix de petites pieces du théatre anglois, traduites des originaux

      - Chez Prault, à Paris 1756, in-12 (9,5x16,2cm), (8) 218pp. ; (2) xiij, 235pp., 2 tomes en un volume relié. - Edizione originale di questa traduzione che dà primi mendicanti opera, originariamente di The Opera da tre soldi - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette traduction par Claude Pierre Patu. Attribution d'après Barbier. Reliure en plein veau blond glacé d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Légers frottements. Bel exemplaire, très frais. Le premier volume rassemble 4 pièces de Robert Dodsley : La Boutique de bijoux, comédie satirique, 1735 ; Le Roi et le Meunier de Mansfield, 1736, farce ; L'aveugle de Bethnal-green, et le diable à quatre. Le second volume contient quant à lui trois pièces de John Gay, dont le fameux L'opera du gueux, 1728 (dont Berthold Brecht fera plus tard L'opéra de quat'sous), Comment l'appelez-vous ? et Tragi-comi-pastorale. Les pièces de Gay sont précédes de ses introductions et préfaces. Ce projet éditorial était destiné à la connaissance de la comédie anglaise.   

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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. s.d. (1756), s.l. (Napoli) - 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. 4to (cm. 27,8), 235 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden, und einen vollständigen Begriff von der neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; Worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichste und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America, in Ansehung ihrer verschiedenen Reiche und Länder; deren Lage, Größe, Grenzen, Eintheilungen, Himmelsgegenden, Erdreichs, Früchte, Thiere, Flüsse, Seen, Gebirge, großen und kleinen Städte, Häfen, Gebäude, u.s.w. wie auch der Sitten und Gebräuche, der Einwohner, ihrer Religion, Regierungsart, Künste und Wissenschaften, Handlung und Manufacturen, enthalten ist; Mit nöthigen Landkarten nach den neuesten und richtigsten astronomischen Wahrnehmungen ... Durch eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer im Englischen zusammen getragen. Vierzehnter Band.

      Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus, 1756. Gr.-8°. Titel + VII + 1 + 648 S. + 18 n.n. Bll. OLd. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. Mit 17 von 18 Beilagen (Karten bzw. Tafeln): es fehlt die Karte von Nordamerika. Einer von 21 Bänden. Apart. - R. m. Fehlstelle im Leder, berieben, stockfleckig bzw. fleckig, stärkere Gbrsp., V. m. Fehlstellen u. berieben, Besitzeinträge a. fl. V., einige Einrisse. - Behandelt die \"Allgemeine Geschichte und Beschreibung von Neu-Frankreich\" von Fr. X. de Charlevoix. - Schwabe, (1714 - 1784), war nach dem Studium der Theologie in Leipzig zunächst Privatlehrer und Hofmeister, seit 1750 Kustos der Universitätsbibliothek. 1765 wurde er a.o.Prof. der Philosophie an der Univ. Leipzig. Der überzeugte Anhänger von Gottscheds poetischen Lehren war einer der vielseitigsten Übersetzer, Herausgeber und Publizisten der deutschen Aufklärung. Er übersetzte Werke von Voltaire und Swift, ferner pädagogische, geographische und naturwissenschaftliche Schriften und publizierte 1747 eine Neuausgabe von Daniel Georg Morhofs Polyhistor. Für Gottscheds unvollendete Literaturgeschichte bearbeitete er das Kapitel über den Roman. Als Herausgeber der \"Belustigungen des Verstandes und des Witzes\" bot er ein Forum für kritische Beiträge von Karl Christian Gärtner, Johann Adolf und Johann Elias Schlegel, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert und Friedrich Wilhelm Zachariae. (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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        Veduta del Ponte d’Elio Adriano, oggi detto di S. Angelo, dalla parte del Castello verso la Strada de’ Banchi.

      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 347, Wilton Ely 480 Dimensioni 595 367mm [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Carte des isles de Maiorque , Minorque et Yvice

      Norimberga 1756 - Carta raffigurante Maiorca, Minorca, Ibiza e Formentera pubblicata nel periodo della Guerra dei Sette Anni, quando gli Inglesi persero il controllo di Minorca, combattendo contro le flotte di Spagna e Francia. Nel cartiglio in basso pinata di Mahon. Incisione in rame, leggere gore d'acqua, per il resto in ottime condizioni. Showing the Balearic islands with their topography and main towns and cities marked. With two insets, one of Mahon and the other of the position of the Balearics in the Mediterranean. It is likely that it was published during the Seven Years' War, when the English lost Minorca to a combined Spanish & French fleet Dimensioni 580 460mm

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        Tavola Topografica di Roma in cui si dimostrano gli andamenti degli Antichi Acquedotti

      Roma 1756 - Bella tavola topografica di Roma che riporta il tracciato degli antichi acquedotti romani. Il contenuto della tavola è dichiarato in alto a sinitra: "Dichiarazione delle note della Tavola: A. Mura odierne di Roma B. Mura di Roma anteriori all'Imperatore Aureliano Aquedotto arcuato della Marcia, Tepula, e Giulia Aquedotto arcuato della Claudia e Anione Nuovo Archi Neroniani Archi Antoniniani Aquedotto sostruito Aquedotto sotterraneo Rivo sotterraneo, porzionario delle acque Circonferenza delle Regioni antiche di Roma Nota delle Vie antiche Le rimanenti note son dichiarate o nella Tavola, o nella Spiegazione consecutiva della medesima Piedi Antichi Romani" Le tre "figure" sono disegni tecnici che rappresentano le sezioni e il funzionamento degli antichi acquedotti. La tavola è la n. XXXVIII del tomo I delle 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, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La prima edizione dell’opera, in quattro tomi, fu 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". 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 talune 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. La grandiosità delle Antichità Romane del Piranesi tuttavia non sta solamente nel grande lavoro grafico prodotto dall’artista; l’opera risulta infatti fondamentale come innovamento metodologico nel quadro dell’archeologia a lei contemporanea, con l’utilizzo di scritti che sono essenziali per comprendere il pensiero dell’autore e l’innovamento apportato dal metodo piranesiano. Si può quindi sostenere, come giustamente fa notare il Focillon, che l’artista veneziano sia il fondatore dell’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 origine anglosassone, provocando enormi polemiche di cui il Piranesi fu bersaglio, ed il fiorire di una malevola letteratura aneddotica intorno alla sua persona, il cui scopo era quello di ristabilire l’egemonia minacciata della cultura a cui reagiva. 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 di antichità, anche vistosi, a titolo di collezionismo o alla stregua di souvenir. La principale novità della sua impostazione consiste nell’unificare in un solo mome [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die König. preußische und Chur-Brandenb. Hof-Wehe-Mutter, Das ist: Ein höchst nöthiger Unterricht von schweren und unrecht stehenden Geburthen . mit einem Anhange Heilsamer Artzeney-Mittel.

      Berlin Verlag Christian Friedrich Voß 1756 - (5. Aufl.); ca 22x18 cm; (38) 348 (12) Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz und 43 (1 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln; Halbpergamenteinband d. Zt (Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, Titelblatt mit kleinem Loch [durch entferntem Stempel - etwas Buchstabenverlust]; sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. Entbindungskunst; Geburtshilfe; Gynäkologie; Hebamme; Medizin

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        Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Lande; oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in verschiedenen Sprachen von allen Völkern herausgegeben worden, und einen vollständigen Begriff von der neuern Erdbeschreibung und Geschichte machen; Worinnen der wirkliche Zustand aller Nationen vorgestellet, und das Merkwürdigste, Nützlichste und Wahrhaftigste in Europa, Asia, Africa und America, in Ansehung ihrer verschiedenen Reiche und Länder; deren Lage, Größe, Grenzen, Eintheilungen, Himmelsgegenden, Erdreichs, Früchte, Thiere, Flüsse, Seen, Gebirge, großen und kleinen Städte, Häfen, Gebäude, u.s.w. wie auch der Sitten und Gebräuche, der Einwohner, ihrer Religion, Regierungsart, Künste und Wissenschaften, Handlung und Manufa

      Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus 1756 - Gr.-8°. Titel + VII + 1 + 648 S. + 18 n.n. Bll. OLd. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. Mit 17 von 18 Beilagen (Karten bzw. Tafeln): es fehlt die Karte von Nordamerika. Einer von 21 Bänden. Apart. - R. m. Fehlstelle im Leder, berieben, stockfleckig bzw. fleckig, stärkere Gbrsp., V. m. Fehlstellen u. berieben, Besitzeinträge a. fl. V., einige Einrisse. - Behandelt die "Allgemeine Geschichte und Beschreibung von Neu-Frankreich" von Fr. X. de Charlevoix. - Schwabe, (1714 - 1784), war nach dem Studium der Theologie in Leipzig zunächst Privatlehrer und Hofmeister, seit 1750 Kustos der Universitätsbibliothek. 1765 wurde er a.o.Prof. der Philosophie an der Univ. Leipzig. Der überzeugte Anhänger von Gottscheds poetischen Lehren war einer der vielseitigsten Übersetzer, Herausgeber und Publizisten der deutschen Aufklärung. Er übersetzte Werke von Voltaire und Swift, ferner pädagogische, geographische und naturwissenschaftliche Schriften und publizierte 1747 eine Neuausgabe von Daniel Georg Morhofs Polyhistor. Für Gottscheds unvollendete Literaturgeschichte bearbeitete er das Kapitel über den Roman. Als Herausgeber der "Belustigungen des Verstandes und des Witzes" bot er ein Forum für kritische Beiträge von Karl Christian Gärtner, Johann Adolf und Johann Elias Schlegel, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert und Friedrich Wilhelm Zachariae. (DBE) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IL TRIONFO DEL TRESSETTE. Poema eroico-giocoso d'un Patrizio Veneto.

      [Albrizzi],, Venezia, 1756 - in-4, pp. (8), XXXVII, bella leg. carta dec. coeva. Dedicat. alla "Nobile Compagnia de' Veneti Patrizj che frequentano la Bottega del Caffè in S. Felice". Belliss. vignetta in rame al front. con l'allegoria di Venezia. Con 9 gr. graziose vignette (mm. 150x85) come testatine e finalini inc. in rame raff. vedute della città e animate da personaggi in costume. Poema in cinque canti in cui sono descritte le regole e lo svolgersi di una partita di tresette, con riferimenti alla città lagunare. Lensi 180. Melzi III, 173. Lapiccirella 193: "Prima edizione. Non è escluso che, almeno il gusto lo darebbe a pensare, le incisioni siano di G. B. Piazzetta". Manca a Morazzoni. Splendido esempl. su carta forte. [cat07-347]

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        Disputationes Chirurgicae selectae, collegit, editit, praefatus est Albertus Hallerus.

      Lausanne, Marc-Michele, 1755-1756. - 5 Bände. 4°. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 5 wiederholten Porträt-Titelvignetten und 51 Kupfern auf 50 (davon 22 gefaltete) Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit. Bibliographia Halleriana 1080. - Lundsgaard 708. - Waller 3999. - Wellcome III, 199. - Blake 195. - Die mittlere der drei grossen Sammlungen von Haller editiert. Zum grössten Teil medizinische Dissertationen aus der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Stellenweise leicht fleckig. Band 5 mit Wasserrand auf dem Titel und den ersten 20 Seiten. Sonst sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. Einbände beschabt. Ecken bestossen.

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        North Sea antique chart - Mount and Page.

      ?A Chart of Part of the North Sea from the South Foreland to Burnham Flatts, and from Callis Schelling Isle??Copper engraving from ?The English Pilot Describing The Sea-Coasts, Capes, Head-Lands, Soundings, Sands, Shoals, Rocks and Dangers, The Bays, Roads, Harbours, Rivers and Ports in the Whole Northern Navigation?? published by W. and J. Mount, T. Page and Sons, London 1756. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 44 x 54 cm. The English Pilot was an important British sea-atlas published from 1671 to 1803. Initially published by John Seller, publication of the atlas changed hands periodically, with other publishers including Charles Price, John Thornton, and the Mount & Page firm. The charts from the English Pilot were intended as working charts so there was an effort to make them accurate, although predictably, many seamen complained that the charts were consistently out of date and that changes were slow to appear, a charge leveled at virtually every British, French and American Chart maker, including the respective governments of these nations. Ironically, it was in no small part due to the proprietary nature of the information included in the maps and sailing directions that there was a tendency for commercial pilots to pass the information from mariner to chart-maker more slowly than might otherwise have been the case, although the chart makers on the Thames and otherwise were undoubtedly reluctant to immediately make each and every necessary correction, for fear of undermining the economic viability of their businesses. Price: ?975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        The history of London : from its foundation to the present time. In Two volumes

      London : Printed for T. Osborne and J. Shipton 1756 - Folio. Complete in 2 volumes. Frontispiece, [10], iii-viii, 3-1392, *1387-*1391, [2], 1394-1410 pages), 116 maps, plates and plans (of 121)(some folding). Modern green buckram, gilt lettering on spine. Library markings, perforated stamp to title pages. Toned and browned throughout, Most plates have archival repairs, chipping to several plates and pages, some maps lacking section of engraving. Originally published in 1739 as "The history of London, from its foundation by the Romans." Second edition, enlarged and much improved, of Maitland?s authoritative chronicle of London. A large number of prints depict the major architectural buildings across London and City Ward maps. "The purpose of this work is, to give an history of the Publick Buildings in the metropolis representing them in elegant figures accompanying these by an illustration of two kind; the first for general use? the other destined to the service of the practical architect" (Adams). "Includes the area comprised in the Bills of Mortality, so that it treats of parts of the districts now called the suburbs of London? (Page, History of the County of London). Adams 38; ESTC T100031; Upcott, 632-34; Howgego 105. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REPRESENTACIÓN A SU MAGESTAD POR LA CONGREGACIÓN DEL ORATORIO DE SAN PHELIPE NERI DE LA CIUA DE LIMA EN DEFENSA DE LA EXENCION QUE LA COMPETE SEGUN LAS CONSTITUCIONES DEL INSTITUTO APROBADAS POR LA SANTA SEDE, Y DIFERENTES BULAS, Y BREVES APOSTOLICOS, PARA TRATAR, RESOLVER, Y EXPEDIR TODAS LAS COSAS DEL INTERIOR GOVIERNO DE LA CONGREGACIÓN EN LO ESPIRITUAL, Y TEMPORAL, CON EXCLUSIÓN DEL MUY REVERENDO ARZOBISPO DE LIMA, Y FIN DE ESTE PUEDA INTERVENIR, NI INTRODUCIRSE EN DICHO INTERIOR GOVIERNO EN VISITA, NI FUERA DE ELLA. .

      - 1756 Piez 7 + 147 + 6 (h) 30x21 cm. Enc. en pergamino época. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1743, to the Year 1750) Abridged, and Disposed under General Heads. The Latin Papers being translated into English...Volume the Tenth containing Part III The Anatomical and Medical Papers. And Part IV. The Historical and Miscellaenous Papers

      London: Lockyer Davis and Charles Reymers, 1756. First Edition. Leather bound. Very Good. First Edition. [2], [799]-1393, [17-indices] pages. 4to. New calf spine with labels over original boards. New endpapers. With 48 folding copper plates. The usuall minor offsetting on the plates, otherwise bright and clean internally. A sound copy. Leather bound. "In 1662, the newly formed 'Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge' was granted a charter to publish by King Charles II and on 6 March 1665, the first issue of Philosophical Transactions was published under the visionary editorship of Henry Oldenburg, who was also the Secretary of the Society. The first volumes of what was the world's first scientific journal were very different from today's journal, but in essence it served the same function; namely to inform the Fellows of the Society and other interested readers of the latest scientific discoveries. As such, Philosophical Transactions established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review, which have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since." The early years of the Philosophical Transactions were not published yearly as today. The first twelve volumes were printed as abridged volumes from the years 1722 to 1756 and cover the Philosophical Transactions from its inception in 1662 to until 1750. This is volume ten, part II in this case (part I covered the first two parts, this volume parts III and IV as noted).

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        1756 1st ed Works of Ben Jonson English SATIRE Comedy Plays Alchemist 7v SET

      London : Printed for D. Midwinter ; W. Innys and J. Richardson ; J. Knapton ; T. Wotton ; C. Hitch and L. Hawes [and 10 others in London], 1756. First edition. 7 volume set. Flachmann, Ben Jonson and the Alchemy of Satire. - 1756 1st ed Works of Ben Jonson English SATIRE Comedy Plays Alchemist 7v SET “The pseudo-scientific subject [of alchemy] provided a rich source of puns and metaphors that Johnson delighted in using to dazzle his audience.” (Flachmann) Jonson is regularly considered the second-most popular English playwright, only to, of course, Shakespeare. The real draw of Jonson’s work was his magnum opus, The Alchemist – a work in which Johnson satirizes alchemy and creates a mystique about a ‘con-game’ that truly was ‘gold.’ This beautiful seven volume set was the first edition of his complete works edited by William Gifford. This mid-18th-century printing of the complete works of Ben Jonson is a first collected edition edited by Peter Whalley. Item number: #325 Price: $1500 JONSON, Ben. The works of Ben. Jonson : In seven volumes. Collated with all the former editions, and corrected ; with notes critical and explanatory. By Peter Whalley . London : Printed for D. Midwinter ; W. Innys and J. Richardson ; J. Knapton ; T. Wotton ; C. Hitch and L. Hawes [and 10 others in London], 1756. First edition. 7 volume set. Flachmann, Ben Jonson and the Alchemy of Satire. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 1. vol 1 – 432p, 4 plates 2. vol 2 – 538p, 4 plates 3. vol 3 – 413p, [1], 3 plates 4. vol 4 – 472p, 1 plate 5. vol 5 – 446p 6. vol 6 – 448p 7. vol 7 – 379p • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Maximilian De Bethune : Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great. Containing the History of the Life and Reign of That Monarch . the Tryal of Ravaillac for the Murder of Henry the Great. In Three Volumes

      A. Millar; R. and J. Dodsley; and W. Shropshire 1756 - 3 volume set. 4to. Contemporary mottle calf. 6-panel spines decorated in gilt, edges red. Wear to joints and edges. Internally very good, with a generally clean text block. Maximilien de Bethune (1560¬1641) was a French Huguenot and prominent figure in the court of Henry IV of Navarre during the French wars of religion. He served Henry for nearly 40 years and was instrumental in French fiscal and military policy. His memoirs offer a contemporary view of the French court and history of this turbulent period of unrest and strife. Provenance: Armorial book plate of Walter Stickland, Esq. on verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spiegazione de' bassirilievi dell'urna detta d'Alessandro Severo nel Museo Capitolino

      Roma, Stamperia Bernabò e Lazzarini 1756 - Cover on cardboard and decorated in quite good conditions. Lightly damaged on spine. Inside quite good conditions except foxing on right side of some pages. quite fresh prints. Includes four engraved tables (28.5x40 cm) with etching technique, showing the details of bas reliefs. Nice volume in first edition by one of the most popular historian and archeologist in Europe in XVIII Century. Ridolfino Venuti was also a very smart engraver and draftsman. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Voyage Round the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV

      London: D. Browne, T. Osborne et al., 1756. Ninth edition. Rebacked, joints weak, some chipping to plate edges not affecting images, contents leaf sprung, some occasional pale staining. Quarto. 42 folding engravings. Contemporary calf gilt. One of the landmark 18th-century English circumnavigations, made not so much for discovery and exploration but as an armed naval expedition to cut off Spanish supplies of wealth from South America after the outbreak of war between Britain and Spain in 1739. Indeed, Anson succeeded in doing this by taking a number of Spanish prize ships and a laden Manila galleon near the Philippines, but at heavy cost. Six of his fleet's vessels were sunk or wrecked on the South American coast or in rounding Cape Horn after their passage through the Strait of Le Maire, many men died of scurvy, and surviving crew were forced to litigate for their share of the prize money. Some of the fame of the expedition lies in the published accounts of survivors of Anson's ship Wager, wrecked off the Patagonian coast and vividly described by Bulkeley and Cummins, John Byron, Young, and Campbell. Anson's voyage laid the groundwork for the British voyages of exploration in the Pacific of the latter half of the 18th century, and Walter produced a masterpiece of descriptive travel that became the most popular book of maritime adventure of the time. Although generally accepted that the work was written by Walter, it seems to have been revised and edited by Benjamin Robins. Cox I p.49; Headland 109; Hill 1817; Sabin 101175.

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        A dictionary of the English Language - Vol II

      LONDON 1756 - Abridged - book is missing front cover, previous owners markings on front title page, severe damage to pages torn, tattered, all pages are brown, soiled, numerous pages in the back are stuck together, appears to be water and fire damage, rear cover has severe staining and paper stuck to it DATE PUBLISHED: 1756 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spiegazione de' bassirilievi dell'urna detta d'Alessandro Severo nel Museo Capitolino

      Roma, Stamperia Bernabò e Lazzarini 1756 - Cover on cardboard and decorated in quite good conditions. Lightly damaged on spine. Inside quite good conditions except foxing on right side of some pages. quite fresh prints. Includes four engraved tables (28.5x40 cm) with etching technique, showing the details of bas reliefs. Nice volume in first edition by one of the most popular historian and archeologist in Europe in XVIII Century. Ridolfino Venuti was also a very smart engraver and draftsman. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschichte des siebenjährigen Krieges in Deutschland zwischen dem Könige von Preußen und der Kaiserin Königin mit ihren Alliierten. Bd. 1 Aus dem Englischen aufs neue übersetzt, mit verbesserten Plänen und Anmerkungen, ab Bd. 2 als eine Fortsetzung...

      ...der Geschichte des Generals Lloyd. Bände 1-4. - 4 Bände (von 6), Mit 8 + 4 + 4 + 3, zus. 19 Tafeln mit 29 Abb. Band I enthält die Feldzüge von 1756 und 1757, Band II den Feldzug von 1758, Band III den Feldzug von 1759, Band IV den Feldzug von 1760. Nicht ganz einheitlich, aber sehr ähnlich in Rückenprägung und Kleisterpapier gebunden. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, Kleisterpapiere mit etwas oberflächlichem Milbenfraß (Band 1 stärker betroffen). Einige Tafeln leicht knittrig bzw. mit kleinen hinterlegten Einrissen. Schöne, nahezu fleckenfreie Exemplare.

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        A New and Accurate Description of the Present Great Roads and the Principal Cross Roads of England and Wales, Commencing at London and continuing to the farthest Parts of the Kingdom...

      London, England: R. & J. Dodsley, 1756. First [and only?] edition. In contemporary [?] or very early full leather binding of brown calf. Boards present but completely and cleanly detached. The binding much rubbed and dessicated, especially along the spine. The hubbed spine bearing, in blind-stamp, "Roads of England." Also, at the spine tail, in much-rubbed gilt, the date 1756. The firmly bound text block retains great integrity. 7 x 4.5 inches. On rag content, laid paper. With title page, 6 unnumbered pages, 168 and lxiv numbered pages. Title page states, Price Bound Four Shillings. With a handsome tail-piece engraving at p. 161 and at p. xl. Tipped in to the FEP opposite page lxiv is a large fold-out B&W map with decorative cartouche, Kitchin's most Accurate Map of the Roads of England and Wales: with the Distances by the Mile-Stones, and other most exact Admensurations between Town & Town. Map measures 14.5 x 14.25 inches (37 x 36 cm). The map in remarkable condition; just a hint of age-toning. Book's pastedowns and opposite FEPs with glue off-settings. Front pastedown with the handsome armorial/pictorial bookplate of R.P.L. Booker. A blank front FEP with the inscription, likely in his own hand, "R. P. Lee Booker, Eton" in very small neat ink writing. Preliminaries lightly to moderately age toned. Tiny tear to middle of p. 15. Else a rather clean copy. Downgraded to Good Plus chiefly on account of the poor state of the binding. Deemed worthy of custom rebinding or restoration. This is a study of the then-present principal roads of England and Wales, with detailed descriptions of way-stations, landmarks, distances, &c. Includes a section about the itinerary of Antoninus and Roman stations in England. Perhaps the most remarkable and significant feature of the book is the fold-out map, a map that seldom survives in extant copies of the book. A rare book in any condition. R. P. Lee Booker [died 1922?] was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, where he gained a first class in Mods. and a second class in Lit. Hum. in 1887. No later than 1888 he was appointed to the faculty at Eton College, Windsor, eventually serving as a House Master. Booker apparently served in WWI. By 1920 Booker had left Eton in hopes that he would find suitable employment elsewhere, though he made some critical remarks about the education system. He commented on the difficulty of getting his work printed. Booker was exceptionally interested in English antiquity, archaeology and history. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries [FSA]. Specific interests apparently included: Prehistoric monuments and earthworks; Roman monuments and Roman earthworks; English ecclesiastical monuments; English secular monuments. In that regard, and commencing around 1908, he was active in contributing extensively to an inventory of the ancient and historical monuments and constructions connected with or illustrative of the contemporary culture, civilization and conditions of life of the people in England from the earliest times to the year 1700.. Presumed First Edition. Disbound. Good Plus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Association Copy.

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        The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1743, to the Year 1750) Abridged, and Disposed under General Heads. The Latin Papers being translated into English...Volume the Tenth containing Part III The Anatomical and Medical Papers. And Part IV. The Historical and Miscellaenous Papers

      London: Lockyer Davis and Charles Reymers, 1756. First Edition. Leather bound. Very Good. First Edition. [2], [799]-1393, [17-indices] pages. 4to. New calf spine with labels over original boards. New endpapers. With 48 folding copper plates. The usuall minor offsetting on the plates, otherwise bright and clean internally. A sound copy. Leather bound. "In 1662, the newly formed 'Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge' was granted a charter to publish by King Charles II and on 6 March 1665, the first issue of Philosophical Transactions was published under the visionary editorship of Henry Oldenburg, who was also the Secretary of the Society. The first volumes of what was the world's first scientific journal were very different from today's journal, but in essence it served the same function; namely to inform the Fellows of the Society and other interested readers of the latest scientific discoveries. As such, Philosophical Transactions established the important principles of scientific priority and peer review, which have become the central foundations of scientific journals ever since."The early years of the Philosophical Transactions were not published yearly as today. The first twelve volumes were printed as abridged volumes from the years 1722 to 1756 and cover the Philosophical Transactions from its inception in 1662 to until 1750. This is volume ten, part II in this case (part I covered the first two parts, this volume parts III and IV as noted).

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        Les poësies d'Horace, traduites en françois : avec des remarques et des dissertations critiques

      New Edition, the original translation that appeared in 1728. more complete bilingual edition. Title pages in red and black.Binders full mottled calf, icy blond. back smooth decorated with grotesque foliage. parts of title and volume number in beige leather. red edges. Chez Arkstée & Merkus A Amsterdam& A Leipzig 1756 In-12 (9,5x16,5cm) (4) xviij (2) 356pp. et (4) 381pp. et (4) 566pp. et (4) 416pp. et (4) 590pp. et (4) 447pp. et (4) 352pp. et (4) 433pp. 8 volumes reliés

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        Storia della Lomellina, e del Principato di Pavia, dai suoi primi abitatori, sino all'anno 1746.

      Privilegiata della Suprema Superiorità Elvetica, 1756. In-8°, pp. 439, legatura coeva in piena pelle color nocciola, al dorso ricchi fregi e titolo in oro su tassello, tagli rossi. Prima edizione di opera esaustiva sulla storia civile della Lomellina e di Pavia, pubblicata anonima, ma composta dal padre gesuita Luigi Portalupi. Ottimo esemplare. Melzi III, 105. Lozzi 2335, Platner 183 (ed. post.): «Rarissimo».

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        SERBIEN - SERBIA - BELGRAD, nach 1756 SEUTTER / LOTTER Titel: Belgradum sive Alba Græca : Serviæ Metropolis ubi Savus fluvius Danubio miscetur, una cum arce munitißima est, et hinc clavis Hungariæ appellatur / per M. Seutter, S.C. et C.R.M. Geogr. Augustæ Vind. Belgrad od. Griechisch Weissenb. : die Haupt Statt der Provinz Servien, zwischen der Donau und Sau Strom, ist samt dem Schloß vortreffl. befestiget und wird daher der Schlüßel zu Ungarn genennet Anjezo in Verlag bey T. Conr. Lotter

      Tobias Conrad Lotter 1756-1777, Augsburg - Landkarte, Stadplan und Ansicht / map, original altkolorierter Kupferstich, 57x49,cm, Maßstab in graph. Form (Toises).[ Maßstab ca. 1:6 200]Mit 1 Stadtansicht: Belgrad oder Griechisch Weissenburg. - Titelkartusche oben links, Erläuterungskartusche unten rechts Die um 1730 von Matthäus Seutter (1678-1756) erstmals publizierte Karte wurde in dem Verlag seines Nachfolgers Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777) weitergedruckt. de 500 Landkarte

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        North Sea antique chart - Mount and Page.

      ?A Chart of Part of the North Sea from the South Foreland to Burnham Flatts, and from Callis Schelling Isle??Copper engraving from ?The English Pilot Describing The Sea-Coasts, Capes, Head-Lands, Soundings, Sands, Shoals, Rocks and Dangers, The Bays, Roads, Harbours, Rivers and Ports in the Whole Northern Navigation?? published by W. and J. Mount, T. Page and Sons, London 1756. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 44 x 54 cm. The English Pilot was an important British sea-atlas published from 1671 to 1803. Initially published by John Seller, publication of the atlas changed hands periodically, with other publishers including Charles Price, John Thornton, and the Mount & Page firm. The charts from the English Pilot were intended as working charts so there was an effort to make them accurate, although predictably, many seamen complained that the charts were consistently out of date and that changes were slow to appear, a charge leveled at virtually every British, French and American Chart maker, including the respective governments of these nations. Ironically, it was in no small part due to the proprietary nature of the information included in the maps and sailing directions that there was a tendency for commercial pilots to pass the information from mariner to chart-maker more slowly than might otherwise have been the case, although the chart makers on the Thames and otherwise were undoubtedly reluctant to immediately make each and every necessary correction, for fear of undermining the economic viability of their businesses. Price: ?975,- (excl. VAT/BTW).

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        SYSTEMA PHYSICO MEDICO-POLITICO DE LA PESTE: SU PRESERVACION Y CURACION, PARA EL USO Y INSTRUCCIÓN DE LAS DIPUTACIONES DE SANIDAD DE ESTE REINO

      - 1756 Antonio Sanz, Madrid Un retrato en b/n. 111 p. 21x15 cm. Enc. pergamino. Falta guarda anterior. Poco fatigado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (medicina)

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        ALL THE ORATIONS OF DEMOSTHENES, PRONOUNCED TO EXCITE THE ATHENIANS AGAINST PHILIP, KING OF MACEDON. Translated into English; Digested and Connected, So as to form a regular History of the Progress of the Macedonian Power: with Notes Historical and Critical.

      London W. Johnston 1756 - The First Edition of Thomas Leland's acclaimed translation into English. With a large multi-folding map of the geography of Magna Graecia. 4to, handsomely bound in fine three-quarter polished calf over marbled boards to contemporary style, the spine with raised bands blind ruled, contrasting red and green morocco lettering labels gilt lettered and ruled in gilt, a rare, untrimmed copy still with the printer's edges. [xxiv], [6], 172, [3] pp. A very handsome and beautifully preserved copy, edges untrimmed, the pages crisp and clean and unpressed. FIRST EDITION OF THOMAS LELAND'S ACCLAIMED TRANSLATION OF THIS GREAT CLASSICAL WORK. Demosthenes particularly, is considered to embody the model of the ancient political orator, and might well be regarded as the greatest orator of all time. He began as a speech writer and worked his way to the position of prominent politician, earning the admiration of the Greeks by constantly urging resistance to the encroachments of Philip II of Macedon as he threatened Athens. He played a great and important role in negotiating public policy towards the Phillippic threat in the following years. A prolific orator and statesman, sixty-one of his speeches have survived and many are translated here into English. Especially significant are the inclusion of his speeches regarding the Phillippic threat. Starting in 352 BC, Demosthenes began a series of speeches to excite Athenians against the military encroachment of Philip, King of Macedonia (and father of Alexander the Great). Though ultimately defeated, Demosthenes continued to use his great oratory powers to fight against the Macedonians for fifteen years. Thomas Leland, eminent historian and fellow of Trinity College Dublin published this translation from the Latin in 1756. Leland had earlier published THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND REIGN OF PHILIP, KING OF MACEDON, an important work on early Macedonia and Greece (copies available). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur le pouls par rapport aux crises.

      P., de Bure, 1756, in 12, de XXVIII-483pp.-1f., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare. ¶ "l'un des plus brillants précurseurs de la réforme que le génie de Bichat a fait subir de nos jours à la médecine.... Bordeu outrant les vues de Solano, de Lucques et de Nihel, son traducteur anglais, sur les caractères diagnostiques et pronostiques du pouls, établit dans ce traité des distinctions nombreuses à l'aide desquelles le pouls pouvait indiquer, par des différences spéciales, la période, le siège, l'issue probable de la maladie, l'organe par lequel doit s'opérer le travail critique..." Dezeimeris II/p.466 - Blake p.59 - DSB II. 301 "...his Recherches sur le pouls par rapport aux crises mark him as a clinician of the first order who knew how to obtain a large number of diagnostic and prognostic facts from an examination"

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        L' Afrique dressee sur les Relations les plus Recentes…

      c1756., [Paris]: 1756 - Double page engraved map (28" x 20"), hand colored in outline, uncolored pictorial and title cartouche. Some meaningful foxing, especially in margins, wide margins, some wear at top and bottom of centerfold, mild creasing, lower left corner missing, but well away from map; strong impression. Robert De Vaugondy (1688-1766) was one of the leading cartographers in 18th century France. This map illustrates the African continent around 1756. Reflecting the available knowledge at the time, the map doesn't show as much detail in some portions of the interior, and tribal names are used in some areas. However, according to Norwich, the lakes and rivers appear quite accurate. The cartouche on this map illustrates a native woman reclining between two palm trees with a lion at her feet. Norwich 94.

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

      Halle und Helmstedt, Hemmerde, 1756. 32 S. Rückenbroschur. Engel, Faustschriften 2294; Wambach, Ahasver und Kafka, S. 22; Neubaur, Die Sage vom ewigen Juden (2. verb. Aufl. 1893), S. 22 ff. - Satirische Besprechung des im selben Jahr erschienenen Werkes \"Lepidam fabulam de Judaeo immortali\" des Hallenser Professors C. Anton (die amüsanten Einzelheiten über seinen Titel bei Neubaur Anm. 53). - Die Satire präsumiert das angebliche Treffen der Autorin mit Ahasver, der ja deshalb auch existieren müsse - sie habe ihn ja selbst gesehen. Es folgt eine ausführliche Beschreibung - bis auf die Manschetten. Bei der Autorenangabe dürfte es sicher um ein leider nicht zu lüftendes Pseudonym handeln. Das in der entsprechenden Literatur als \"Brief der Krügerin\" eingegangene Werk wird schon von Neubaur als \"sehr selten geworden\" bezeichnet, heute ist es praktisch unauffindbar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        RASGO HEROYCO: declaracion de las empressas armas y blasones con que se ilustran y conocen los principales Reynos Provincias Ciudades y Villas de España y Compendio Instrumental de su Historia en el que se da noticia de la Patria de S. Fernando Rey de Castilla y León. Compuesto en methodo alphabetico. 1ª edición y única

      1756 - En Madrid. Manuel de Moya. Año de 1756. 4º menor, 20h inclusa portada con viñeta xilográfica, 382pp-5h para tabla. Capitulares y viñetas iniciales en madera. Plena piel época, tejuelo, nervios, lomera cuajada, cortes tintados, muy ligera marca marginal en pocas páginas del final. Muy buen ejemplar, limpio y en estado prístino. Obra emblemática por excelencia de la geneologia medieval, recoge de forma pormenorizada inventario expositivo de armas, antigüedades y blasones de villas, ciudades y provincias de España en una época importante de la Reconquista Española, conviertiendola en documento indispensable para el estudio de la historia de nuestro país en el medievo. BGE.NYMA83-B2532. CCPB000436677-8. Palau. 183823. Salvá. 3853. Aguilar Piñal. V 6033. [PRIMERA EDICION] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fourth Letter to the People of England. On the Conduct of the

      1756 - [SHEBBEARE, JOHN]. A Fourth Letter to the People of England. On the Conduct of the M------rs in Alliances, Fleets, and Armies, since the first Differences on the Ohio, to the taking of Minorca by the French. London: For M. Collier, 1756. [4], 111 p. Removed from a bound pamphlet volume. First and last few leaves loose, else very good. First edition. A remarkably outspoken criticism of the Ministry's failure to stop French encroachments on the Ohio. The author discusses the British activities in the area, mentioning George Washington, Braddock's movements, the high price of hiring Hessian mercenaries, etc. Shebbeare issued seven Letters in all, of which this and one other concern America. After the sixth Letter Shebbeare was arrested for libel and imprisoned for three years. Howes S368; Kress 4066. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dictionnaire Des Théâtres De Paris, Contenant Les Pièces Qui Ont été Représentées jusqu'à Présent Sur Les Différens Théâtres françois, & Sur Celui De l'Académie Royale De Musique [.]

      Lambert, Paris - 1756, 7 vol. In-12, plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs, motifs floraux dans les caissons, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge , tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Bon état général mais on note des frottements mineurs aux reliures, une fente en haut du mors du 4ème plat du tome 6, coiffes inférieures des tome 2 et 3 abîmées. Collation : 6 vol. plus un volume de supplément. Tome 1: xvi pp., 508 pp. // tome 2 : fx-t., t., 668 pp. (une erreur de pagination sans manque p. 217). // Tome 3 : fx-t., t., 520 pp. (une note manuscrite insérée p. 189) // Tome 4 : fx-t., t., 566 pp. (une mouillure légère sur les premières pages ; une note manuscrite insérée p. 169) // Tome 5 : fx-t., t., 592 pp. // Tome 6 : fx-t., t., 338 pp. (une erreur de pagination sans manque p. 173) ; Supplément : pagination continue à la suite du tome 6, titre puis p.339 à 758, 2 ff. (privilège). (biblio : Barbier I, 971-972)

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        Le Antichità Romane di Giamb.Piranesi Archit.Venez TOMO TERZO contenente gli avanzi de' monumenti sepolcrali di Roma e dell'Agro Romano

      1756. Acquaforte, 1756, firmata in lastra, in basso a destra. Dal tomo terzo de Le Antichità Romane, prima edizione edita da Bouchard e Gravier. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. La prima edizione dell'opera, in quattro tomi, fu 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". 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 talune 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. La grandiosità delle Antichità Romane del Piranesi tuttavia non sta solamente nel grande lavoro grafico prodotto dall'artista; l'opera risulta infatti fondamentale come innovamento metodologico nel quadro dell'archeologia a lei contemporanea, con l'utilizzo di scritti che sono essenziali per comprendere il pensiero dell'autore e l'innovamento della 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 origine anglosassone, causando enormi polemiche di cui il Piranesi fu bersaglio ed il fiorire di una malevola letteratura aneddotica intorno alla sua persona, il cui scopo era quello di ristabilire l'egemonia minacciata della cultura a cui reagiva. 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 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. I quattro volumi dell'opera rappresentano pertanto il nucleo centrale, il perno stesso su cui si incentra e si svolge l'intera opera piranesiana, costituendo il punto di arrivo e messa a fuoco di un metodo d'indagine e conoscenza dell'antica città di Roma e allo stesso tempo il punto di partenza per le opere successive di argomento analogo e complementare, che possiamo considerare come dimostrazioni ulteriori della sua interpretazione. Le Antichità quindi si possono considerare come lo sforzo di fornire un quadro unitario della città dalle origini al periodo degli ultimi imperatori, attraverso l'individuazione dei monumenti delle zone e degli spazi, ai quali vengono affiancati gli aspetto prosaici e quotidiani della città, rappresentati dai ponti e dalle strade, che contribuiscono a costruire l'immagine di un corpo vivo e pulsante. "Etching, from the first edition, third issue, of ""Le Antichità Romane. 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"". Henry Focillon, in his 1918 treatise, presumed that Piranesi prepared and engraved the plates for this collection between 1750 and 1756, although some architectural features could have a few of them dating back to 1746. Actually, the oldest plates included in this collection probably date back even further, as suggested by the extraordinary complexity of this work, due to a prolonged phase of preparation and research, together with the stylistic alterations which can be observed by comparing the different plates. The magnificence of Piranesi's Antichità Romane, however, is not only in the artist's large graphic output. Indeed, this work is of primary importance from the standpoint of methodological innovation within the framework of contemporary archaeology, with the utilisation of texts which are of essential importance for the comprehension of the author's ideas and of the innovations implied in Piranesi's methodology. It can be asserted, as correctly emphasised by Focillon, that the Venetian architect founded modern archaeology. However, this new-fashioned approach implied an important disassociation and a significant deviation from the convictions and the official and academic culture of the time, which was of Anglo-Saxon derivation. This gave rise to a serious controversy, whose target was Piranesi, and to an adverse anecdotal literature concerning his person, the objective being the re-establishment of the endangered authority of the culture it was threatening. The main motivation behind the Antichità Romane was the documentation and preservation, utilising illustrations, of a heritage of ancient monuments which was being ravaged on a daily basis. This approach was incompatible with the one held by amateurs and antiquarians who only took pleasure from aesthetic contemplation and would not refrain from occasionally removing rather imposing parts from ancient relics for their private collections or, more simply, as souvenirs. The main new feature in his procedure was to unify into a single space the acts of excavating, surveying, structural inquiries and measurement together with the analysis of literary sources, the latter of which he examined for himself. This step of unification is characterised by the study of topography which, together with surveying techniques, the knowledge of antique procedures and materials, excavations and on-site inspections, gave rise to archaeology, in other words to the study of ancient history. Therefore, the four volumes comprised in this collection are the central nucleus, the fulcrum around which all of Piranesi's activity revolved, constituting the accomplishment and focal point of a method of inquiry and comprehension of the ancient city of Rome and, at the same time, the starting point for analogous and complementary works, which can be considered as additional proofs of his interpretation. Consequently, the Antichità can be regarded as an attempt to furnish a unified account of the city from its foundation up to the times of the last emperors, identifying monuments, areas and spaces, set side by side with prosaic and common aspects of the city, such as bridges and streets, which help to bestow it with an animated and vibrating atmosphere." 265 410

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        A. Cornelius Celsus Of Medicine

      , 1756. 1756. CELSUS, Aulus Cornelius. (GREIVE, James). A. Cornelius Celsus Of Medicine. London: Printed for D. Wilson and T. Durham, 1756. Octavo, full contemporary calf gilt rebacked with original spine laid down, raised bands, original red morocco spine label. $8000.Scarce first edition in English, Greive's ""fine and scholarly"" translation (DNB) of ""the greatest medical treatise from ancient Rome.""""Roman literature, otherwise so barren of good medical authorities, can boast of possessing in Celsus one who, for elegance, terseness, learning, good sense and practical information, stands unrivaled"" (Peck, 308). Celsus' De Medicina ""is the oldest medical document after the Hippocratic writings. Written about AD 30, it remains the greatest medical treatise from ancient Rome, and the first Western history of medicine;"" its editio princeps, printed in Florence in 1478, ""was one of the first medical books to be printed"" (Garrison & Morton 20). Celsus' work is notable for containing important, early Western accounts of dentistry (including treatments of toothaches and fractured jaws) and surgery (including the first accounts of the use of ligature and early descriptions of plastic surgery). A physician and lecturer in chemistry, Grieve ""omitted no pains in examining the various editions of his original, nor in consulting his best annotators"" in preparing this first edition in English: ""Whoever has sufficient leisure and disposition for an attentive perusal of this work must perceive it has cost the Translator much time, care, and study… Dr. Grieve has shown himself a gentleman of literature and application"" (Brueggemann, 641). Extra-illustrated with engraved plate depicting the Ambe of Hippocrates preceding leaf A2. Garrison & Morton 6375. Blake, 82. Lowndes, 399. Bookplate. Engraved title page from a 1687 edition of De Medicina published in Amsterdam by Joannem Wolters affixed to front pastedown. With portion of a line engraving (measuring 3 by 6 inches) regarding 17th-century cancer patients affixed to rear pastedown. The Wellcome Library holds another, larger fragment of the same broadside, and believes it to be an advertisement for ""the services of an English travelling healer, possibly Sir William Read (d. 1715)… Read was oculist to Queen Anne, traveled around England treating people for cataract, cancer and other diseases, flaunted his services to charity and received a knighthood for his charitable services"" (Wellcome Library).Scattered light foxing. Title page with excised strip renewed, including the word ""OF"" from the title. Binding expertly restored. A most desirable copy in contemporary binding. Scarce.

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