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        The Spectator

      London: Jacob and Richard Tonson,, 1757.. 8 volumes (163 × 95 mm). Contemporary dark blue pebble-grained half morocco, titles to spine and decorative rule to bands, marbled boards, brown endpapers, sprinkled edges. Engraved frontispieces and vignettes. Bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1, some mild browning to leaves, an excellent set. The Spectator was one of the first British periodicals, originally published daily in 1711 and 1712. Appealing to the growing numbers of middle class traders and shop keepers in London, Addison estimated it to have been read by a tenth of the city's population, primarily in coffee shops. The content was innovative and made the gentlemanly culture of letters accessible to a wide audience for the first time. The Spectator was reprinted in book form many times and remained popular through the 19th century.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        JOH. ALSTORPHII ICTI DE HASTIS VETERUM opus posthumum nunc primum in lucem editum cum multis tabularum aenearum iconibus

      Amstelaedami et Lipsiae, apud Arksteum et Merkum, 1757.. FIRST EDITION 1757, Latin text, in 2 parts with separate pagination, Part II has a divisional title reading: Johannis Alstorphii JC. Occupationes Tusculanae. Seu de Hastis Veterum, this title also precedes the text in Part I. 4to, approximately 205 x 155 mm, 8 x 6 inches, title vignette, 25 full page engravings, 28 smaller engravings, all of weapons and warriors of Roman times, lances, spears, javelins, chariots, cavalry, boats and many of ancient coins showing these things, pages: (4), 179, (2), 140, bound in full antique calf, rebacked to style with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering, all edges speckled red, original endpapers retained. Covers slightly scuffed, corners slightly worn, endpapers slightly browned at edges, a few pages lightly age-browned, slight offsetting from some illustrations, otherwise a very good clean tight copy. Ancient warfare and weapons by the Dutch antiquary, Jan Alstorph (ca. 1680-1719). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        A New Compendious Treatise of Farriery. Wherein are set forth in a plain, familiar, and natural manner the disorders incident to horses, and their respective cures: Together With some Interesting Observations on Bleeding, Purging, Exercise, &c. By John Wood, Late Groom to the King of Sardinia, and at present Groom to the Right Hon. the Earl of Rochford.

      London: Printed for the Author 1757 - First edition, xiv, [15]-28, [2], xcviii, 136, 6, 72pp., with half-title and list of subscribers, the appendix has separate pagination and register, contemporary ownership signature of "E. H. Vaughan, 1757", light water-staining to endpapers, contemporary mottled calf, spine with five raised bands, compartments heavily tooled in gilt, red morocco title label on fifth compartment, slight split to top of upper joint otherwise a handsome copy. This is the only publication penned by the author, a second edition appeared in 1762. "John Wood served as a groom during the war in Flanders. he was next with the King of Sardinia, and at the time of writing his treatise was groom to the Earl of Rochford, who is the financial supporter of the publication."â€"Smith. Smith, II, p.96; Dingley, 679. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres de Mistriss Fanni Butlerd à Milord Charles Alfred de Caitombridge, Comte de Plisinte, Duc de Raslingth, Ecrites en 1735, Traduites de l'Anglois en 1756, par Adélaide de Varançal.

      Par La société des libraires 1757 - A Paris, Par la Société des Libraires, 1757, In 8 de 164pp., reliure en plein veau fauve et brun marbré de l'époque, probablement d'origine du nord de l'Europe (Suède?, Danemark?), dos à 4 nerfs orné de caissons estampés et de fleurons estampés, pièce de titre de basane bordeaux, titre en noir, un coin légèrement frotté, titre en noir et en rouge sur la page de titre, tranches rouges, ex-libris d'Anthony Conyers Surtees, intérieur très frais, bel exemplaire. Seconde édition de la première oeuvre de Madame Riccoboni (1713-1792), dont 6 des 8 nouvelles quelle publia le furent sous forme épistolaire. Ces lettres font montre d'un esprit indépendant, capable d'irrévérence et de commentaires caustiques. Cette nouvelle, précéda le succès des nouvelles de Rousseau, les suivantes furent écrites sur le même modèle. Stendhal en conseilla la lecture à sa soeur en affirmant avec admiration: >. Considérée comme l'un des meilleurs auteurs de son siècle, Riccoboni, en tant que femme soulève pour la premiere fois sa destinée. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Octoginta volumina

      Folio, 280 x 205 cm, late 18th or early 19th century morocco, stained, spine gilt, darkened, lettered gilt, contemporary marbled endpapers, 410 leaves, woodcut title page border entirely unshaved at the top and rarely found thus, Roman, italic and gothic types, table of contents in double columns, index in three columns, printed shoulder notes, large woodcut initials, some browning and old damp staining to upper margins throughout, insignificant wormhole to upper margin of last few leaves, engraved armorial bookplate of Johnstone to front pastedown, library stamp to lower blank margins of nine leaves, complete with colophon and final blank, an excellent large copy.Printing & the Mind of Man 55. Adams, H567. Grolier, Medicine 1A. Wellcome 3177. NLM 2320. Provenance1. Johnstone, armorial bookplate, either Edward Johnstone [1757-1851], physician, first President of the provincial Medical & Surgical Association, one of the original physicians of the Birmingham General Hospital; or his brother John Johnstone [1768-1836] physician at the General Hospital. Gifted to2. Birmingham General Hospital, founded 1779, whose books were gifted to 3. Birmingham Medical Institute Library founded 1875FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST COMPLETE LATIN EDITION OF THE WORKS OF THE GREATEST OF CLINICAL PHYSICIANS. An important and interesting copy, with the woodcut title entirely unshaved and a copy belonging to an 18th century English physician who gifted it to his local hospital.The Greek physician Hippocrates was regarded as the ?Father of Medicine? because he was the first to insist that the art of healing depended on scientific method and ethical observation. Probably born on the island of Cos, where there was some sort of medical school linked with the cult of Aesculapius. There he is said to have taught under a plane tree. The so-called Hippocratic collection, which almost certainly comprises not only his own work but that of pupils and followers, consists of more than seventy books on medicine, of which the Aphorisms and the Airs, Waters and Places are among the most important: the section on epidemics is of great interest as are the clinical descriptions such as pneumonia, malaria and mumps. Descriptions of the ancient instruments are an interesting part of the surgical writings. Hippocrates proscribed a code of medical ethics for his disciples, summarised in the traditional Hippocratic Oath still administered today to physicians on qualification."The ?Hippocratic collection?...contains eighty works. They include contributions by various authors and schools but all are inspired by Hippocratic ideals...The first Greek edition was published by Aldus in 1526" PMMMarcus Fabio Calvo of Ravenna, a friend of Raphael, prepared a complete Latin translation of the Hippocratic corpus, collating and writing out his own manuscript of the Greek text, depending on mainly a 14th century manuscript, but also consulting a 12th century codex that is one of the oldest and most important Hippocratic manuscripts. The source manuscripts and Calvo?s Greek text and Latin translation are preserved in the Vatican Library.The bookseller and printer Francesco Calvo printed Marcus Fabio Calvo?s Latin translation of Hippocrates in Rome in 1525.

      [Bookseller: Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books]
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        A Treatise of Tenures, in Two Parts;

      Black Swan. and Dove both near Temple Bat. and Buchanans Head, Catherine Street, the Strand. London.: D Browne. J Worrall. and A Millar, 1757 3rd ed, 1757, VG+. In full contemporary suede?, box style blind tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn, marked in name to upper cover (J Garnons), small tear. Spine, raised bands, lacking title label, marked. Internally, with the advert leaf, [3],(iii-vi), 1-338 pp, (Z2-Bb4) the Table. The first edition was published in 1730, the second in 1738 and there was a Dublin edition in 1754. Very clean and tight, and lovely copy. Full title reads: A treatise of tenures, in two parts; containing, I. The original, nature, use and effect of feudal or common law tenures. II. Of customary and copyhold tenures, explaining the Nature and Use of Copyholds, and their particular Customs, with Respect to the Duties of the Lords, Stewards, Tenants, Suitors, &c. By the late Lord Chief Baron Gilbert. The third edition, to which are now added notes and references to the common and civil law-books of the best authority. Gilbert, Sir Jeffray, judge and legal writer who, on comparison with other contemporary practitioners' books, his writings are relatively lucid and well organized (though these features are purchased at the expense of accuracy and complete coverage of the law). Their clarity gave them a considerable reputation. See ODNB.

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The British Customs, containing an Historical and Practical Account of Each Branch of that Revenue, the Rates of Merchandize . with the net duties payable in all circumstances of goods imported, exported, or brought coastwise, and the net drawbacks to be paid on due exportation: as also, the bounties payable out of customs .

      London, printed by Thomas Baskett . for J. Nourse, 1757 - Octavo, xviii, 654 pages. Contemporary full polished calf a little rubbed, bumped and marked, with slight wear to the extremities; hinges cracked but firm; margins of the endpapers and the adjacent leaves slightly discoloured by the leather; scattered light foxing, but the paper overall is a trifle discoloured; tiny marginal wormhole to the last 75 leaves (slightly larger towards the end); essentially an excellent copy. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        parere di un amico in risposta alla lettera sopra due dogmi di grande importanza del concilio tridentino

      stamperia di francesco valenza impressore della ss. crociata 1757 -

      [Bookseller: Libreria Del Corso]
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        Bibliothecae Mediceo-Laurentianae catalogus [.].Tomus primus [no more published], codices orientales complectens.

      Florence, ex Imperiali Typographio, 1752-(1757). - Folio (282 x 410 mm). 2 parts in 1 volume. LV, (1), 199, (1) pp. 121, (1) pp. Title page printed in red and black. With engr. frontispiece, engr. title vignette, 9+26+1 (= 36) engr. plates, numerous text engravings (one full-page), and several engr. initials, head- and tailpieces. All edges sprinkled in red. Contemp. vellum with gilt label to spine. First and only edition of this ambitiously-conceived catalogue of the Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and Greek manuscripts at the Laurentian Library ("Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana") in Florence. The 9 engraved plates of the first part showing the architectural details and ornaments of the library that was planned and partly built by Michelangelo; the plates of the second part show examples from the illuminated manuscripts of the collection: a rich trove of Near-Eastern and Middle-Eastern book art. Antonio Maria Biscionio (1674-1756) was a celebrated scholar and the appointed keeper of the Laurentian Library. "No more published; later catalogs were issued by Biscioni's successor as librarian, Angelo Maria Bandini. An abridgment appeared in 1757 under title: 'Bibliothecae ebraicae graecae florentinae, sive Bibliothecae mediceo-laurentianae catalogus'" (OCLC). - Vellum binding slightly rubbed at extremeties; foxing to edges of final pages. Rare; only two copies in international auction records since 1950. Graesse I, 432. OCLC 6475224. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        L'infermo istruito nel vero salutevole uso de' rimedi minerali dell'isola d'Ischia, colle lettere critiche scientifiche ed erudite concernenti una tal'opera del dottore D. Giuseppe-Maria Verlicchi. Dedicata all'eccellentissimi signori eletti della fedelissima citt? di Napoli.

      Napoli, nella Stamperia di Giuseppe di Domenico, e Vincenzo Manfredi, 1757. In-4ø; 7 cc. (manca la carta 8 bianca), 488 pp.; legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle con titolo e fregi di gusto romantico in oro al dorso. Marginali difetti all'ultima carta. Prima edizione. Opera fondamentale sui bagni d'Ischia. Dopo una descrizione generale dell'isola sono trattate sorgente per sorgente le propriet? fisiche e mediche delle acque, ora approvando, ora criticando quanto aveva scritto Giulio Iasolino. Wellcome II p. 36. Blake p. 108. De Renzi V, 682. Bibl. Meridionalistica 81.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum]
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        An English and Swedish dictionary: wherein the generality of words and various significations are rendered into Swedish and Latin . thereunto is added a large collection of terms of trade and navigation, and an herbal or index of plants.

      Printed at Harg and Stenbro near Nykoping in Sweden, by Pet. Momma 1757 - Second edition, with large additions and amendments, 4to, pp. [8], 16 & unpaginated lexicon in double column, edges rubbed, small cracks starting at the tops and bottoms of the joints, but generally a very good copy in contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards; binding firm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        The Curiosities of Paris in Nine Letters

      London: W. Owen, 1757. [3], vi-xxiii, [1], 169pp, [3], n.d. but c. 1757. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco label to second panel, covers with gilt double fillet border. Rubbed to extremities, small amount of loss to head of spine. Internally lightly browned and lightly foxed throughout. The scarcer of two imprints, this with the publishers address, Estc showing five locations worldwide, Estc T130688. Watt in his Bibliotheca Britannica memorably describes this as "a work as stupid and confused as its title". First Edition?. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        RELAÇAM DO SITIO QUE OS MOUROS puzéraõ á Praça de CEUTA.

      - Em cujo citio empenháraõ todas as suas forças, mas finalmente foraõ obrigados a se retirarem, com grande gloria dos Valerosos habitantes que a defendiaõ. [Colofón]: LISBOA: Com as licenças necessárias. Anno de 1757. De 20x14,5 cm. Com 7 pags. Brochado deve ser encadernado. Ilustrado com uma vinheta xilográfica historiada com a imagem do ataque da artilharia muçulmana à cidade de Ceuta. BNP refere obra, de autor desconhecido. Inocêncio não menciona. Opúsculo com uma breve história de Ceuta desde a antiguidade até à sua entrega aos espanhóis e as ?notícias? do cerco de Muley com uma defesa efectuada pelo Tenente D. Francisco de Córdova, possivelmente em data bastante anterior à impressão deste folheto. O sultão Mulay Ismail não logrou apoderar-se de Ceuta. Após a morte de Mulay Ismail ainda haveria cercos marroquinos à cidade entre 1725 e 1728, em 1732, 1757 e 1790-1791. Location/localizacao: raros

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        "The history of the province of New-York, from the first discovery to the year M.DCC.XXX.II. To which is annexed a description of the country, with a short account of the inhabitants, their trade, religious and political state, and the construction of the courts of justice in that colony"

      London: Thomas Wilcox. 1757. "First edition of the first history of New York, 4to, pp. xii, 255; engraved folding plate bound in as the frontispiece; full contemporary calf rebacked, red morocco label on spine; edges rubbed, but generally a very good, sound copy. & & ""The author was graduated from Yale College in 1745, became a distinguished lawyer of New York, and later was chief justice of the province. Being a Loyalist during the Revolutionary War, after the contest was over he moved to Canada, where he was also appointed chief justice"" (Church).& & Church 1023; Howes S-703; Sabin 84566; Streeter 871"

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        An Account of Richard of Cirencester, Monk of Westminster, and of His Works: With His Antient Map of Roman Brittain; and the Itinerary Therof. Read at the Antiquarian Society, March 18, 1756

      London : Printed By Richard Hett and Sold By Charles Corbet . Very Good . 1757 . . Hardback . .

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        MEMOIRS OF THE PRINCIPAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE LAST WAR BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND FRENCH IN NORTH AMERICA. FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF IT IN 1744, TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE TREATY AT AIX LA CHAPELLE. CONTAINING IN PARTICULAR AN ACCOUNT OF THE IMPORTANCE OF NOVA SCOTIA OR ACADIE AND THE ISLAND OF CAPE BRETON TO BOTH NATIONS

      London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley..., 1757.. viii,102pp. Bound to style in three-quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Contemporary notation on titlepage. Some light scattered soiling and foxing. Very good. First edition. An account of the principal events of King George's War in 1744-48, including the invasion of Nova Scotia in 1744 by French troops from Louisbourg; the raid on Canso and failed attack on Annapolis Royal in 1745; the capture of Louisbourg in the same year by British naval forces and New England troops under William Pepperell; the abortive French attempt to retake Louisbourg the following year; the "Massacre of Grande-Pre;" the French raid on Saratoga in 1746; the Iroquois raids along the Richelieu River; and the destruction of Northfield, Massachusetts, by French forces in 1747. The work was written by William Shirley, former governor of Massachusetts who had masterminded the capture of Louisbourg in 1745, or by his secretary, William Alexander, in an attempt to vindicate Shirley's honor. Shirley was held responsible for the failure of the Niagara campaign of 1755 and the loss of Oswego during his brief tenure as commander- in-chief of the British North American forces during the Seven Years' War. Accused of mismanagement and suspected of treason, he was ordered to England where he was threatened with court-martial; charges, however, were dropped in the fall of 1757 for lack of evidence. A "very rare and important work" (Stevens, RARE AMERICANA, 1926). HOWES A124, "aa." JCB I:1161. DIONNE II:532. LANDE 787. BELL M295 (ref). SABIN 80550. TPL 276 (ref).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A REVIEW OF MILITARY OPERATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA; FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FRENCH HOSTILITIES ON THE FRONTIERS OF VIRGINIA IN 1753, TO THE SURRENDER OF OSWEGO, ON THE 14TH OF AUGUST, 1756

      London: R. And J. Dodsley, 1757. Rebound probably in mid-20th century. Panelled spine with raised bands. Gilt title. Half-title is present. Wide margins. A crisp and clean copy throughout. Remainder of title is "With various observations, characters, and anecdotes; necessary to give light into the conduct of American transactions in general; and more especially into the political management of affairs in New York". The book was written anonymously "In a Letter to a Nobleman" but thought to have been penned by William Livingston and William Smith. It deals with the activities of British forces in North America during the Seven Years' War and specifically with the conduct of Major General William Shirley who was Commander-in-Chief. 144pp. Citations may be found in Howes L401, Sabin 41649, ESTC T45482. We have found two copies residing in libraries in the UK and 25 copies in North America. It has come up for auction 8 times in the past 35 years.. First Edition. Full Smooth Calf. Nearly Fine/No Jacket. Small Quarto.

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        IL DECAMERONE

      Londra i.e. Paris Londra [i.e., Paris], 1757. First Edition with these Illustrations . Hardcover. A Large Paper Copy in Period Red Morocco of "One of the Masterpieces of the Illustrated Book" 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2").Five volumes. Edited by Filippo di Matteo Villani. First Edition with these Illustrations. EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, covers with gilt fillet border, flat spines divided into six panels by plain gilt rules, three panels with small floral tool at center, two with titling, and one with a rampant lion and saltire from the Longe family crest, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved title in each volume, many engraved vignette headpieces and tailpieces, and 111 VERY FINE ENGRAVED PLATES (including frontispiece portrait in first volume), primarily AFTER DRAWINGS BY GRAVELOT, but also after EISEN, BOUCHER, and COCHIN. Tissue guards (perhaps original) for all engraved matter. A Large Paper Copy printed on Papier de Hollande. Front pastedowns with engraved armorial bookplate of Francis Longe, Spixworth Park, Norfolk; final volume with ink monogram "ME" on last page. Two instances of ink marginalia noting reversed order of plates. Cohen-de Ricci 158 ("un des livres illustrés de plus réussis de tout le XVIIIe siècle"); Ray 15; Brunet I, 1003. Boards just a shade brighter than the spines, negligible rubbing to joints and extremities, covers with a couple of small dark spots, occasional minor smudges to the (extremely wide) margins, other trivial imperfections, but A VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY COPY--unusually clean, fresh, and bright inside and out. This is a very special Large Paper Copy in period morocco of one of the most famous and charming illustrated books of the 18th century, and it may be the supreme example of refined libertine illustration of the period. Owen Holloway calls this one of the four masterpieces of book illustration at the end of the Rococo period. And Ray is expansive in his praise, calling the work simply "one of the masterpieces of the illustrated book." Although he had as collaborators on this work some of the outstanding French artists of the 18th century, Gravelot (born Hubert-François-Bourguignon, 1699-1773) was chiefly responsible for its production, designing 89 of its 222 plates and all 97 of its immensely delightful tailpieces. In this, the most ambitious undertaking of his career, Gravelot gave Boccaccio's narrative the settings and costumes of 18th century France, and this transposition "made it possible for him to exercise his special talent for depicting the social world around him. For the most part, his figures are young, the women graceful and pretty, the men lithe and handsome . . . . All levels of life are presented, from the peasant in his hovel to the king in his palace. Every variety of interior is there, from boudoirs and bedrooms to dining rooms and salons. Animated street scenes alternate with glimpses of gardens and farms, forests and river banks. The human condition has rarely been so attractively displayed. Yet this is only the beginning . . . . Gravelot's tailpieces complete what his plates have begun. They are peopled by amusing children, who . . . usually play their parts in interpreting Boccaccio's text." (Ray) Our handsome set was bound for Francis Longe (1748-1812), a gentleman who served as sheriff of Norfolk and whose library warrants mention in Quaritch's "Dictionary of Book Collectors." The "Catalogue of British and American Book Plates" held by the British Museum lists two different bookplates for Longe (3385 and 3386).

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        Rhetoric; Or, A View of its Principal Tropes and Figures, In their Original and Powers: With a Variety of Rules to escape Errors and Blemishes, and attain Propriety and Elegance in Composition

      London: Printed by J. and W. Oliver...and Sold by James Buckland and John Payne..., 1757. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. [xvi], 478, engraved frontispiece by Grignion after Thornhill of Paul preaching at Athens, contemporary calf, morocco label; lacks final adverts leaf, rear joint cracked, front cover detached, top and base of spine chipped, corners worn. Gibbons (1720 - 1785) wrote the most substantial work on rhetoric, in so far as it is concerned with style and expression, published in the 18th century. Other rhetoricians, such as John Ward and John Holmes (specifically his The Art of Rhetoric Made Easy [1755]) were concerned with rhetoric as a counterpart of logic. The first part of his treatise discusses and analyses metaphor, allegory, metonymy, synecdoche, irony, hyperbole and catachresis, while the second part is with formal inductions and responses in the development of an argument, a drama, or a narrative.

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        IL DECAMERONE

      Londra [i.e., Paris], 1757. First Edition with these Illustrations . Hardcover. A Large Paper Copy in Period Red Morocco of "One of the Masterpieces of the Illustrated Book" 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Five volumes. Edited by Filippo di Matteo Villani. First Edition with these Illustrations. EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, covers with gilt fillet border, flat spines divided into six panels by plain gilt rules, three panels with small floral tool at center, two with titling, and one with a rampant lion and saltire from the Longe family crest, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved title in each volume, many engraved vignette headpieces and tailpieces, and 111 VERY FINE ENGRAVED PLATES (including frontispiece portrait in first volume), primarily AFTER DRAWINGS BY GRAVELOT, but also after EISEN, BOUCHER, and COCHIN. Tissue guards (perhaps original) for all engraved matter. A Large Paper Copy printed on Papier de Hollande. Front pastedowns with engraved armorial bookplate of Francis Longe, Spixworth Park, Norfolk; final volume with ink monogram "ME" on last page. Two instances of ink marginalia noting reversed order of plates. Cohen-de Ricci 158 ("un des livres illustrés de plus réussis de tout le XVIIIe siècle"); Ray 15; Brunet I, 1003. Boards just a shade brighter than the spines, negligible rubbing to joints and extremities, covers with a couple of small dark spots, occasional minor smudges to the (extremely wide) margins, other trivial imperfections, but A VERY FINE CONTEMPORARY COPY--unusually clean, fresh, and bright inside and out. This is a very special Large Paper Copy in period morocco of one of the most famous and charming illustrated books of the 18th century, and it may be the supreme example of refined libertine illustration of the period. Owen Holloway calls this one of the four masterpieces of book illustration at the end of the Rococo period. And Ray is expansive in his praise, calling the work simply "one of the masterpieces of the illustrated book." Although he had as collaborators on this work some of the outstanding French artists of the 18th century, Gravelot (born Hubert-François-Bourguignon, 1699-1773) was chiefly responsible for its production, designing 89 of its 222 plates and all 97 of its immensely delightful tailpieces. In this, the most ambitious undertaking of his career, Gravelot gave Boccaccio's narrative the settings and costumes of 18th century France, and this transposition "made it possible for him to exercise his special talent for depicting the social world around him. For the most part, his figures are young, the women graceful and pretty, the men lithe and handsome . . . . All levels of life are presented, from the peasant in his hovel to the king in his palace. Every variety of interior is there, from boudoirs and bedrooms to dining rooms and salons. Animated street scenes alternate with glimpses of gardens and farms, forests and river banks. The human condition has rarely been so attractively displayed. Yet this is only the beginning . . . . Gravelot's tailpieces complete what his plates have begun. They are peopled by amusing children, who . . . usually play their parts in interpreting Boccaccio's text." (Ray) Our handsome set was bound for Francis Longe (1748-1812), a gentleman who served as sheriff of Norfolk and whose library warrants mention in Quaritch's "Dictionary of Book Collectors." The "Catalogue of British and American Book Plates" held by the British Museum lists two different bookplates for Longe (3385 and 3386).

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        Cultos Martinianos o Fiestas de San Martín que en la restitución, o traslación de el Santíssimo Sacramento ofreció en dicha Iglesia Parroquial la muy Ilustre Hermandad de el Augusto Sacramento, y Santa Espina en el año de mil setecientos cinquenta y seis

      Sevilla : en la imprenta Mayor de dicha ciudad [s.a.] 1757 - 4º menor, 6 hh, 159 pp, 1 p. (bella portada con varias orlas y 20 láminas con 60 ilustraciones y versos a modo de geroglíficos, juegos de palabras, sonetos, villancicos, décimas, aleluyas, etc.; una ilustración en texto y 2 viñetas, florones y culs de lampe). Cosido, pero falto de encuadernación, en magnífico estado de conservación. Impreso con motivo del terremoto de 1755, el cual se describe, así cómo los festejos posteriores en honor a San Martín, músicas, adornos en las calles, etc.

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        Plutarch's lives, in six volumes. Translated from the Greek. to which is prefixed The life of Plutarch, Written by John Dryden.

      Printed by Hamilton, Balfour & Neill. 1757 - Edimbourgh, Printed by Hamilton, Balfour & Neill, 1757. 6 vol. in 8 de XXII-398pp., 411pp., 371pp., 472pp., 392pp., 212pp., reliures en plein veau brun de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de roulettes dorées, caissons dorés, fleurons dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin marron encadrées d'un double filet doré, pièces de tomaison de maroquin vert foncé encadrées de doubles filets dorés, pièces légèrement frottées en bordure, titre doré, double filet d'encadrement doré sur les plats, roulette estampée sur les coupes, coins, coupes, charnières et plats légèrement frottés, coiffes supérieures des volumes 2 et 6 rognées, marges des pages de garde brunies, ex-libris de john Waterhouse halifax contrecollé sur le premier contreplat, un second ex-libris français, probablement d'origine bretonne contrecollé sur la première page de garde, tranches rouges, bon et bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Istoria del Concilio di Trento. Ove insieme rifiutasi con autorevoli testimonianze un Istoria falsa, divolgata nello stesso argomento sotto nome di Pietro Soave Polano; divisa in tre parti.

      a spese di Antonio Cervone,, in Napoli, 1757 - 3 voll. in-4° (238x175mm), pp. (12), 630, (30) di indice e imprimatur; (8), 675; 696; legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con dorso a nervetti adorno di fiorellini in oro e di duplice tassello con titolo e segnatura di volume. Tagli marmoreggiati policromi. Frontespizi con fregio xilografico (il primo frontespizio è in rosso e nero). Antiporta cel primo vol. con ritratto xilografico entro cornice del Sesone. Fregi tipografici xilografici. Sparse fioriture e bruniture, qualche alone marginale. Alcune macchie al dorso del terzo vol. Buon esemplare. Ristampa settecentesca napoletana del capolavoro del Pallavicino (Roma, 1607-ivi, 1667), della cui stesura egli fu incaricato dalla curia romana e che doveva costituire, nell'intento di essa, la replica all'anticurialismo dell'"Istoria" di Paolo Sarpi. Già nel frontespizio si fa espresso riferimento al rigetto dell'opera sarpiana ("Pietro Soave Polano" era lo pseudonimo prudenziale con cui lo studioso veneziano aveva pubblicato il proprio capodopera). L'opera, suffragata da inediti documenti dell'Archivio Segreto Vaticano, è, oltre ogni considerazione sulle tesi scopertamente curialiste che sostiene, notevole per mole di documentazione e per vigore storiografico e, per la sua purezza stilistica, è stata accolta dalla Crusca fra i testi di lingua. Cfr. (varie edizioni): Brunet, IV, 326: "Ouvrage estimé, où est refuté celui de Paolo Sarpi sur le même sujet". Graesse, V, 111. Vinciana, 4930, nota. Gamba, 2033 (con lunga e dettagliata descrizione). De Backer / Sommervogel, VI, 126. Michel-Michel, V, 65. S.T.C. Italian XVII Century, II, 648. Olschki, Cat. 157. Theology, 795. NUC, vol. 438, 552. Sul Pallavicino, Ireneo Affò, Memorie della vita e degli studi di S. P., in Raccolta di opuscoli scientifici e letterari, Ferrara, 1780.

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        Usus Opii Salubris et Noxibus, In Morborum Medela, Solidis et Certis Principiis Superstructus

      Vratislaviae [Breslau]: Joannis Ernesti Meyeri, 1757; 1759; 1760; 1762. (OPIUM) First Edition. 4 parts in two vols vols., 4to. . Contemporary tree calf, gilt spines, red leather label, marbled edges. Without the portrait sometimes found. Beautiful copy. Heirs of Hippocrates 564; Blake p.458 . Remarkably comprehensive treatise on the medicinal uses of opium, a survey of all literature and experiments, etc. Tralles (1708-97) was a scrupulous observer whose works were held in high esteem. The Usus Opii... is his classic work. "In this comprehensive treatise on the uses of opium, [Tralles] reviews the history of its use as a therapeutic, gives a chemical analysis of its properties, and goes on to discuss its healthful and harmful applications in treating such problems as hemorrhages, fevers, pain, epilepsy, dysentery, and mental illness. He also describes the treatment of victims of accidental or intentional poisoning" (Heirs of Hippocrates). Tralles also published books on inoculation, fevers, and obesity, as well as works in mathematics, physics, and literature

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        Clementis Alexandrini Opera, Quae Extant. ?uvres de Saint Clément d'Alexandrie, édition bilingue latin-grec.

      Ex Typographia Antonii Zatta - Venetiis, Ex Typographia Antonii Zatta, 1757. Faux-titre, frontispice, titre, (XIJ), (6ff) n.ch., 642 p. (T1) ; Faux titre, 1072 pages en pagination continue, (2ff) n.ch., 206p. (Gentiani Herveti Aurelii Commentarius in Clementis Alexandrini orationem), (33ff) n.ch. d'Index. Soit 2 volumes in foio (41,5*28 cm) relié demi basane d'époque, dos lisses ornés. Bords des plats usés, ensemble solide et très correct. Bon état intérieur malgré quelques piqûres sans gravité. Belle vignette gravée en page de titre.

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        Roliga stunder eller En ny samling af utwalde hittord, sinrika utlåtelser, qwicka swar, artiga skämt, lustiga uptog, nöjsamma händelser, fintelige medailler, betydande deviser, satyriska epitaphier, löjeliga gasconnader etc.

      Större delen tagne utur åtskilliga skrifter i främmande språk. Första delen. Stockholm: Lor. Lud. Grefing, 1757. 168 s. Modernt halvpergamentband (Levins, Uppsala). Ryggen med sparsam gulddekor samt titel och årtal i guld. Marmorerat pärmpapper. Gamla stänksnitten bevarade. Några små samtida bläckmarkeringar i marginalen i slutet. Titelbldet fint renoverat i kanten utan inverkan på texten och med förstärkning i innerkant. Med Kurt Winbergs exlibris. 17 x 10 cm.. Allt som utkom

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        A Treatise of Tenures, in Two Parts;

      D Browne. J Worrall. and A Millar 1757. 3rd ed, 1757, VG+. In full contemporary suede?, box style blind tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn, marked in name to upper cover (J Garnons), small tear. Spine, raised bands, lacking title label, marked. Internally, with the advert leaf, [3],(iii-vi), 1-338 pp, (Z2-Bb4) the Table. Very clean and tight and lovely copy. Full title reads: A treatise of tenures, in two parts; containing, I. The original, nature, use and effect of feudal or common law tenures. II. Of customary and copyhold tenures, explaining the Nature and Use of Copyholds, and their particular Customs, with Respect to the Duties of the Lords, Stewards, Tenants, Suitors, &c. By the late Lord Chief Baron Gilbert. The third edition, to which are now added notes and references to the common and civil law-books of the best authority. Gilbert, Sir Jeffray, judge and legal writer who, on comparison with other contemporary practitioners' books, his writings are relatively lucid and well organized (though these features are purchased at the expense of accuracy and complete coverage of the law). Their clarity gave them a considerable reputation. See ODNB.

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        Il dilettante di cavalli istruito. Dove si tratta del governo, delle malattie, e della medicina de' cavalli. Con un compendio anatomico di Giuseppe Antonio Venturini (Compendio ipposteologico o sia breve trattato sopra l

      Subject: (Ippologia). Venezia, appresso Gianbattista Occhi, 1757, due parti rilegate in unico volume in-8 legatura in cartonato d'epoca con iscrizione al dorso, manca il primo foglio di sguardia ma copia in barbe, con due frontespizi, pp. XII-118 + 68-(2) capolettera e finali xilografici e una tavola incisa in rame ripiegata in fine. Le pagine della dedicatoria della prima parte sono state rilegate in maniera posposta e assieme alle pagine 63/66 del Compendio ipposteologico) (Hard Cover)

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        Den Berømmelige Norske Handel-Stad Bergens Beskrivelse ved (...).

      Kbh., trykt i de Berlingske Arvingers Bogtrykkerie. 1757. 8vo. Samtidig skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og rik ryggforgylling. Marmorerte dekler. (8), 311, (1) s.. 3. utgave. Noe av det marmorerte overtrekkspapiret er skrapet bort

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        Le Décameron. 5 vols

      A Londres (i.e. Paris, Prault), 1757-61. With 5 engr. pictorial titles, engr. frontispiece portrait of Boccaccio in vol. I, 110 plates, and 97 tail-pieces after Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, engr. by Aliamet, Baquoy, Flipart, Legrand, Lemire, Lempereur, a.o., engr. lettered head-pieces. 8vo. Contemp. red morocco, flat spines with two labels richly gilt, triple gilt fillet around sides with corner fleurons, outer and inner gilt dentelles, edges gilt. With engr. heraldic exlibris (name erased). A Londres (i.e. Paris, Prault), 1757-61. Superb set of this sought-after edition, one of the most exquisitely illustrated French publications of the time. It uses the French translation of the 16th-century writer Jean-Antoine Le Maçon who prepared it for Marguerite de Valois, and contains the "Vie de Jean Bocace, poete Florentin" by Philippe-Matthieu Villani. Prault published an Italian version the same year, with the same illustrations, which is dated 1757 throughout and, according to the bibliographers, takes precedence. "Un des livres illustrés des plus réussis de tout le XVIIIe siècle" (Cohen, p. 158). Most illustrations are the work of Gravelot (Hubert-François Bourguignon). Ray writes that "though other artists participated in its illustration, the 'Decarmeron' belongs to Gravelot. He designed 89 of its 111 plates and all 97 of its tailpieces, the most extensive undertaking of his career as an illustrator. Boccaccio's lively tales of varied action and amorous intrigue were well suited to Gravelot's temperament. The convention by which he transposed their settings and costume to the France of his own day made it possible for him to exercise his special talent for depicting the social world around him". - Cohen/de Ricci 160-61; Lewine 70-71 ("more valued in France than the original Italian edition"); Sander 183 ("plus recherchée"); Quérard, La France littéraire I, 361. LITERATURE: FRENCH ; ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (BEFORE 1900) ;

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        Carte de la Nouvelle Angleterre

      l'Histoire Générale des Voyages, 1757. Nouvelle Yorck, et Pensilvanie Original copper engraving. Later coloured. Size: 35.2 x 24.8 cm (13.9 x 9.8 inches) Excellent condition. A clean, crisp engraving with decorative cartouche. Displaying namely New York and Pennsylvania, reaching to Lake Ontario in the top left.

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        An Account of the European Settlements in America (2 volumes)

      London: R and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1757. Title continues: "In Six Parts. I. A short History of the Discovery of that Part of the World. II. The Manners and Customs of the original Inhabitants. III. Of the Spanish Settlements. IV. Of the Portuguese. V. Of the French, Dutch, and Danish. VI. Of the English. Each Part contains An accurate Description of the Settlements in it, their Extent, Climate, Productions, Trade, Genius and Disposition of their Inhabitants: the Interests of the several Powers of Europe with respect to those Settlements; and their Political and Commercial Views with regard to each other. In Two Volumes." Both volumes complete including the folding map frontispieces. Sound bindings. Clean pages. Both maps are in nice shape. Some marginal toning to the first and last few leaves of both volumes. Minor edgewear. Rebacked over original speckled calf boards; original spine labels. Book plates of Lord Carnarvon in both volumes. Pencil notes on free endpaper of Volume II. See Sabin, 9282. The "best contemporary account" per Howes, B-974.. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        REAL ORDENANZA DE CAVALLERIA DEL REYNO, CON LAS ILUSTRACIONES CORRESPONDIENTES a sus artículos, para la mejor instrucción de los Tribunales, y Professores: noticia de quanto conviene observar los Criadores del ganado Yeguar

      - Madrid, imp. Antonio Marín, 1757,4º pergamino, 13 h.+ 406 págs.+ 1 escudo heráldico CABALLOS

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        Rigas inspiring the Greeks for liberty."

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Rigas Feraios, from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments Rigas Feraios or Rigas Velestinlis (1757 1798) was a Greek writer, political thinker and revolutionary, active in the Modern Greek Enlightenment, remembered as a Greek national hero, a victim of the Balkan uprising against the Ottoman Empire and a forerunner of the Greek War of Independence. Around 1793 Rhegas went to Vienna, the capital of the Holy Roman Empire and home to a large Greek community, as part of an effort to ask the French general Napoleon Bonaparte for assistance and support. While in the city, he edited a Greek-language newspaper, Ephemeris (i.e. Daily), and published a proposed political map of Great Greece which included Constantinople and many other places, including a large number of places where Greeks were in the minority (such as Constantinople). He entered into communication with general Napoleon Bonaparte, eventually he set out with a view to meeting the general of the Army of Italy in Venice. While traveling there, he was betrayedand was arrested at Trieste by the Austrian authorities.He was handed over with his accomplices to the Ottoman governor of Belgrade, where he was imprisoned and tortured. From Belgrade, he was to be sent to Constantinople to be sentenced by Sultan Selim III. While in transit, he and his five collaborators were strangled to prevent their being rescued by Rhegas's friend Osman PazvantoÄŸlu. Their bodies were thrown into the Danube River. His last words are reported as being: "I have sown a rich seed; the hour is coming when my country will reap its glorious fruits". Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig's request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Rigas Feraios Rhegas Pheraeos

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        Las Siete Partidas del Sabio Rey D Alfonso el Nono, Copiadas de la

      1757. Critical Edition of a Deeply Influential Spanish Code Alfonzo X [1221-1284], King of Castile and Leon. Lopez, Gregorio, [1496-1560], Editor and Glossator. Berni y Catala, Joseph [1712-1787], Editor. Morales y Villamayor, Diego de, Editor. Castro, Jacinto Miguel de, Editor. Las Siete Partidas del Sabio Rey D. Alfonso el Nono, Copiadas de la Edicion de Salamanca del Ano de 1555. Que Publico el Senor Gregorio Lopez, Corregida, De Orden del Real Consejo. Valencia: Por Joseph Thomas Lucas, 1758. Seven volumes in five books. Copperplate tables of descent and consanguinity, intended for Volume IV, misbound at end of Volume I. [With] Lopez, Gregorio. Berni y Catala, Joseph, Editor. Indice de las Leyes de las Siete Partidas del Rey D. Alfonso el Sabio, Copiandose el que Publico el Lic. do. Gregorio Lopez de Tovar, Nieto del Glossador, En Salamanca, Y Oficina de Domingo de Portonariis, Ano 1576. Y en Esta Edicion se Han Puntualizado Muchas Citas, Y Corregido las Materiales Erratas de Imprenta; Y Anadido Proposiciones, Que Han Resultado del Cotejo de Citas. Valencia: Por Joseph Thomas Lucas, 1757. [iv], 550 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary mottled sheep, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, chipping to spine ends, most hinges cracked or starting, joints of Volume I just starting at head. Some toning to text, heavier in places, occasional light foxing, spark burns to a few leaves in each volume, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spine, bookplates to front pastedowns, small inkstamps to title pages, stamps and annotations to versos. A solid set. * Later edition. The major law code of thirteenth-century Spain, the Libro de las Leyes, better known as Las Siete Partidas or Seven Divisions, was compiled between 1256 and 1265 by King Alfonso X and first printed in 1491. The edition edited and glossed by Lopez was the standard edition. Based on the municipal charters and customs of Castile and Leon, canon law and Roman law and its commentators, its seven parts deal with religious matters, powers and duties of administrators, legal justice, marriage, contracts, wills and crime and punishment. Its influence grew over the next 200 years, especially in areas like commercial law

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        Darstellung desjenigen sehr gefährlichen zugerichten Mord-Messers oder Dolchs Womit Se. Maj. Ludwig der XV. König von Franckreich, ums Leben sollte gebracht werden, welches der verruchte Mörder Pierre Damien diesen Königs-Mord zu verrichten, sich bedienet, und auch zur Zeit ins Werck zu richten vornahme, das geschahe A. 1757 zwischen den 5. und 6. Januarii Abends um 3. Viertel nach 6 Uhr, da der König in die Carosse steigen, und nach Trianon sich verfügen wollte

      Augsburg, Will um 1757. 20 x 32 cm. Einblattdruck in Kupferstich von Johann Martin Will. Text und 3 Abbildungen im Rahmen. Unten rechts Signatur des Stechers - Rosenthal Kat. 89 1928 - Seltenes gleichzeitiges Flugblatt über den spektakulären Attentatsversuch und die nachfolgende Strafe. Hintergrund waren vermutlich die Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Papst Clemens XI. und dem Pariser Gerichtshof, die der Attentäter durch den Tod zu beendigen hoffte. Bei der Tatwaffe handelte es sich um ein Messer, dessen Klinge sich auf Knopfdruck beim Zustechen in mehrere kleine Messer teilen konnte. Die detaillierte Beschreibung des Messers ist 2-spaltig gedruckt. Unterhalb der Abbildungen eine kurze Biographie des Attentäters und seiner Familie sowie Einzelheiten der Hinrichtung. Der Attentäter Robert François Damiens (Damien), der dem König nur eine leichte Verletzung zufügen konnte, wurde mehrfach gefoltert und anschließend gevierteilt und verbrannt. Seine Angehörigen wurden des Landes verwiesen. Es war eine der grausamsten Hinrichtungen der Neuzeit und die letzte dieser Art in Frankreich. Faltspuren, leicht stockfleckig, 2 Randeinrisse je 1 cm -

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        Philosophical Enquiry into Our Ideas of Sublime and Beautiful

      London Printed for R. and J. Dodsley 1757 - The Beautiful and the Sublime BURKE, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry into Our Ideas of Sublime and Beautiful. London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1757. First edition, limited to 500 copies. Octavo. viii, [8], 184 pp. Bound without half-title. Contemporary calf. With an early inscription of John Digby, Jr., and an armorial bookplate of John Hamilton Sirée. A very good copy of this vastly influential seminal work, a cornerstone of Romanticism and modern thought. This work achieved great popularity at the time and went through nine editions in thirty years. Burke (1729-1757) more than any of his contemporaries, saw the aesthetic function as a result of passion rather than reason, and thereby set the course of anti-rational explanations of beauty. His inquiries into pleasure and pain, joy and grief, privation, infinity, light, sound, words, etc., form the background of his argument, which seems very modern: "A mode of terror, or of pain, is always the cause of the sublime" (p. 130). Todd 5a, variant 2a, 2b. Vinet 80. HBS 66523. $3,500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ta tou Pindarou Nemea. Ex editione oxoniensi

      Glasguae: Excudebant R. & A. Foulis 1757. 32mo (in 8s), 79 x 46 mms., pp. 228. BOUND WITH: Ta Tou Pindaou Isthimia. Glasguae Excudebant R. & A. Foulis 1757. 32mo (in 8s), 79 x 46 mms., pp. 79 [80 blank]. 2 volumes in one, contemporary lightly speckled calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments, red morocco label; top of spine slightly chipped, corners very slightly worn, but a very good to fine copy. The Foulis Press issued a four-volume set of Pindar's works between 1754 and 1758,, but the volumes were also issued separately. Gaskell 274.

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        Carte réduite des isles Britanniques

      1757. Map. Copper engraving. Image measures 34.5 x 21.5". Bellin designed this rare, large map of the British Isles for use by vessels of the King. As described in a "Remarque" set off in a decorative border in the lower left corner, the map is a reduced version of Bellin's earlier 5-part map of the region. This deluxe edition of the map is beautifully rendered and labeled, with names of cities, ports, counties, and rivers arranged to complement the country's geography and topography. An unusual feature is the labeling of sand banks and anchorages. In the top right, a decorative cartouche with a scenic landscape displays the title. The map is in very good condition, with light offsetting and a horizontal fold throughout. Full margins with very few chips and tears. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office). He was particularly well-known for his maps of the French Empire, especially the territories in North America. This map is a fine example of his detailed work.

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        Worte einer freundschaftlichen Freude, über den Hoffnungsvollen Sohn, Herr Ernst Friedrich Vodel, als Dieser am 27. Nov. 1757. Jahres von den zu Erlernung Der löblichen Pappiermacher Kunst geordneten Lehrjahren frey und zu Einen ehrlichen Gesellen gesprochen wurde

      Zwickau, Johann Heinrich Friedrich, ca., 1757.. 2 Bll. Späterer, leicht lädierter Karton. 4°. Nicht im KVK, für mich kein bibliographischer Nachweis möglich. - Auch für den frischgebackenen Gesellen, den Papiermacher Ernst Friedrich Vodel ist für mich kein Hinweis zu finden. Bei dem Vodel mag es sich auch um einen Bodel handeln, der stark stilisierte Anfangsbuchstabe des Nachnamens ist etwas schwer zu interpretieren. - Der Autor selbst ist allerdings nicht unbekannt, Johann Friedrich Käufler (1733-1816), sich hier noch als "der heil. Gottesgelahrtheit Befließener" bezeichnend, war evangelischer Prediger in Sachsen und als Hartensteiner Diakon Wiederentdecker der sog. Prinzenhöhle, in der 1455 der entführte Prinz Ernst von Sachsen eine Woche gefangen gehalten wurde ("Altenburger Prinzenraub"). - Titel mit Nummer und Namenseintrag. Mit leichter vertikaler Knickfalte.

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        A METHODICAL SYNOPSIS OF MINERAL WATERS

      1757. RUTTY, John. A METHODICAL SYNOPSIS OF MINERAL WATERS comprehending the most Celebrated Medicinal Waters, both Cold and Hot, of Great-Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy, and several other Parts of the World. London: William Johnstone, 1757. With 28 leaves of tables at the beginning, and twelve throughout the text. Quarto. xvi pp., [40] ff., 660, [8] pp. Old calf, quite worn, with both boards pulling loose. Needs rebinding. Hole in title-page from excised letter 'T;' dampstains to edges of first xii pages; front endpaper detached; library markings. Rutty, a Quaker, practiced medicine among the poor in Dublin for fifty years, and is well known for his "Spiritual Diary" as well as his medical, meteorological, and pharmaceutical publications. (Wellcome IV,596).

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        JOH. ALSTORPHII ICTI DE HASTIS VETERUM opus posthumum nunc primum in lucem editum cum multis tabularum aenearum iconibus

      Amstelaedami et Lipsiae, apud Arksteum et Merkum, 1757.. FIRST EDITION, 1757, Latin text, in 2 parts with separate pagination, part II has a divisional title reading: Johannis Alstorphii JC. Occupationes Tusculanae. Seu de Hastis Veterum, this title also precedes the text in part I. 4to, approximately 205 x 155 mm, 8 x 6 inches, title vignette, 25 full page engravings, 28 smaller engravings, all of weapons and warriors of Roman times, lances, spears, javelins, chariots, cavalry, boats and many of ancient coins showing these things, pages (4), 179, (2), 140, bound in full antique calf, rebacked to style with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering, all edges speckled red, original endpapers retained. Covers slightly scuffed, corners slightly worn, endpapers slightly browned at edges, a few pages lightly age-browned, slight offsetting from some illustrations, otherwise a very good clean tight copy. Ancient warfare and weapons by the Dutch antiquary, Jan Alstorph (ca. 1680-1719). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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