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        The History of the Province of New-York, from the first discovery to the year M.DCC.XXXIII. To which is annexed, a description of the country, with a short account of the inhabitants, their trade, religious and political state, and the constitution of the courts of justice in that colony

      London: Printed for Thomas Wilcox, 1757. Quarto. (10 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches). 1 folding engraved plate. (Plate with expert repairs and some ink facsimile work, small expert repairs to the outer blank margins of the final leaf). Bound to style in 18th-century half russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt. A foundation stone of any collection of books on New York: the first edition of the first history of New York Smith's work is based largely on the works of Charlevoix and Colden's History of the Five Nations...., but he also drew from the journals of the Assembly and of the Legislative Council. The author was a graduate of Yale who became a distinguished New York lawyer and eventually justice of the province. A loyalist during the revolution, he moved to Canada at the war's conclusion and there became a chief justice. This history covers the period up to 1736. Smith wrote a continuation which remained in manuscript form until it was published by the New York Historical Society in 1826. 'Within the period subsequent to the English Revolution, Smith is still without a successful rival. This work ranks with Smith's Virginia and Hutchinson's Massachusetts, as one of the worthiest examples of historical literature produced in later colonial times' (Larned). Church 1023; Howes S703,"b"; Larned 1109; Sabin 84566; Streeter Sale 871

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        Elegantiae latini sermonis seu Aloisia Sigaea Toletana De arcanis Amoris & Veneris Adjunctis Fragmentis quibusdam Eroticis. Pars Prima + Pars Secunda. (1757)

      1757 - Lugd. Batavorum, Ex Typis Elzevirianis; Pagination: Pars Prima (Index+xxiv, 211pp) + Pars Secunda (Index+ii, 172pp); Size: in-8 (15 x 10 cm); Language: Text in Latin; BINDING: Full calf leather binding. Gilded covers. Spine title gilded. Gilded page edges; CONDITION: Contemporary full calf leather binding is tight and firm. Minor hole between a spine cover and front covers to the bottom. Spines and boards rubbed, corners a bit bumped. Some yellowing and occasionally foxing. A trace of ink on first endpapers. Pages/Text block complete and in a very good condition. Overall the condition to be VERY GOOD. Nicolas Chorier (September 1, 1612 - August 14, 1692) was a French lawyer, writer, and historian. He is known especially for his historical works on Dauphiné, as well as his erotic dialogue called The School of Women, or The Seven Flirtatious Discussions with Alosia (French: L'Academie des dames, ou les Sept entretiens galants d'Alosia)...The School of Women first appeared as a work in Latin entitled Aloisiae Sigaeae, Toletanae, Satyra sotadica de arcanis Amoris et Veneris. This manuscript claimed that it was originally written in Spanish by Luisa Sigea de Velasco, an erudite poetess and maid of honor at the court of Lisbon and was then translated into Latin by Jean or Johannes Meursius, a humanist born in Leiden, Holland in 1613. The attribution to Sigea was a lie and Meursius was a complete fabrication. The manuscript circulated through the libertine community at the beginning of the eighteenth century and was known in Latin under many different titles. The book is written in the form of a series of dialogues with Tullia, a twenty-six year-old Italian woman, the wife of Callias, who is charged with the sexual initiation of her young cousin, Ottavia..." (Wikipedia)"The most outspoken erotic work of the seventeenth century, and certainly the one rearest to true pornography." Kearney, History of Erotic Literature, 34. "The greatest of the Neo-Latin erotica..." Legman. Chorier wrote his work in Latin as the "Dialogues of Aloisia Sigea," supposedly translated from a Spanish original. Later editions ascribe it to Johannes Meursius the Dutch philologist with equal tongue-in-cheek. 

      [Bookseller: The Antiquarian Book - Srdjan Djeric]
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        A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757. In a series of seventy-five humorous and entertaining prints. Containing all the most remarkable transactions, characters and caricatures of those two remarkable years. To which is annexed an explanatory account or key to every print, which renders the whole full and significant

      London: printed for E. Morris, [circa 1757]. 12mo. (5 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches). 75 etched plates. Early 20th-century brown morocco, bound for Brentano's, covers with gilt double fillet border, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the other compartments with repeat decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, g.e. Very rare and early collection of political caricatures covering a pivotal period in the history of Great Britain and the Americas This fascinating selection reprints a series which recalls events at the start of what became the French and Indian war, particularly Henry Fox and William Pitt's struggle for power in late 1756. Abroad, the year had been a disastrous one for Great Britain with the loss of Minorca; the defeat of General Braddock at Fort Duquesne, the capture of Calcutta, and the horrors of the Black Hole, and it became clear that the armed forces were ill-prepared for war with France. By the end of 1757 the government had adopted the measures that were to lead eventually to the establishment of Britain as the dominant power in both India and the Americas. NB old booksellers entry: "Rare especially in this fine condition. Most of the plates bear the imprint, "Darly & Edwards, at the Acorn facing Hungerford, Strand". Many of the caricatures include elaborate rebuses, and several have playing card motifs."

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      - OFFERECIDAS AO SENHOR S. JOSEPH, PATRONO DO MESMO OFFICIO, Venerado na sua Paroquial Igreja desta Cidade de Lisboa, POR VALERIO MARTINS DE OLIVEIRA Mestre Pedreiro na mesma Cidade. Terceira Impressaõ, accrescentada com o que pertence ao Officio de Carpinteiro. LISBOA, Na Regia Officina SYLVIANA, e da Academia Real. M. DCC.LVII. [1757] In 4.º de 20x14 cm. Com [xii], 241, [iii] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com nervos, rótulo vermelho e ferros a ouro na lombada. Ilustrado no texto com quadros de dados, desenhos geométricos, um fólio volante desdobrável com "Taboada da Aritemetica" e utensílios de desenho. Exemplar com pequena antiga mancha marginal de café? afectando poucas páginas e falta de uma gravura de S. José em anterrosto que muito raramente aparece assim como o fólio volante desdobrável presente. Obra contém: capítulo com as normas éticas e legislação portuguesa e internacional sobre a construção e a protecção às construções erigidas, dando inúmeros exemplos de casos litigiosos e casos jurídicos ocorridos; capítulo sobre a história da construção e dos símbolos maçónicos (gentílicos) contidos em monumentos como o de Mafra; capítulo sobre localização de importantes monumentos (tal como Mafra) sobre nascentes de água mineromedicinal, contido num relevante capítulo final sobre hidrologia. Inocêncio VII, 400: " Valério Martins de Oliveira, Mestre Pedreiro em Lisboa, e varias vezes Juiz do seu officio na antiga casa dos vinte e quatro. - Foi natural de Santarem, e baptisado a 20 de Novembro de 1695. Vivia ainda em 1757, morando então na rua da Charidade, da freguezia de S. José. - E. 23) (C) Advertencias aos modernos que apreadem o officio de pedreiro. Lisboa, na Offic. Silviana da Academia Real 1739. 16.º Ibi, por Antonio da Silva? 1748. 8.º Terceira impressão accrescentada com o que pertence ao officio de carpinteiro (pelo mesmo auctor). Lisboa, na Regia Offic. Silviana da Acad. Real 1757. 4.º de XII 241 pag., com uma estampa de S. José aberta a buril. (É sem duvida de todas a melhor edição, e muito superior ás duas precedentes, por ter sobre elles notaveis augmentos, feitos pelo proprio auctor.) - Quarta edição, Lisboa, Imp. Regia 1826. 8". Location/localizacao: raros

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        A Complete History of England from the Descent of Julius Caesar to the Treaty of Aix La Chapelle, 1748

      London: Printed for James Rivington et al. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. H Full Calf. Very Good. 11 vols various paginations. Vols 1 - 3 are the 2nd edition, and vols 4 - 11 are the 3rd. Published between [1757] and 1760. Bound in a smart contemporary full calf with gilt lined backstrips and red morocco title labels. Bindings are generally good and tight with a touch of wear and general weathering here and there. two loose pages in vol 1, some chipping to heads and tails of spines. Library plates on pastedowns, Vol IX has suffered some waterstaining and some minor damage to a couple of pages other than that a very good and clean set. 107b

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Carte Topographique de L'Isle Minorque,

      Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1757. Dediee et Presentee au Roy, Par le Chevalier de Beaurain, Geographe ord. du Roy. et communiquée au Public par les Heritiers de Homan en l'an 1757. Size: 530 x 420 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Good condition with wide margins, a small neatly mended tear on bottom margin does not affect image. An attractive map depicting the beautiful Spanish Balearic island of Minorca (Menorca), decorated with a cartouche on top left margin. With a large block of historical text underneath describing the island, embellished with an ornate, scrolled border; There are two delightful panoramic views of the islands capital of Mahon and that of Fort St. Philippe along the lower margin. The island of Minorca is located on right side with relief of the landscape shown pictorially. An attractive map of a popular and desirable island further enhanced by being in original colour. Upon the death of Johann Christoph Homann in 1730, the business immediately became known as Homann Heirs.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      containing an exact detail of the present field-service: and Particularly the most essential and recent Parts of the Foot-Exercise. With Several Articles never before made Public. The whole translated from the original German manuscript, and illustrated with various representations of the exercise in sixteen copper-plates.   FIRST EDITION, 1757. Small 4to, approximately 225 x 170 mm, 8¾ x 6¾ inches, engraved encampment headpiece to dedication to Duke of Marlborough, 16 engraved plates on 15 folding sheets, (plates V & VI on 1 sheet), the number has been omitted by the printer from plate VI.  The first 3 plates and plate XVI each have an inserted page of Explanation, that to plate XVI is erroneously numbered Plate IV and inserted wrongly opposite plate IV instead of at page 54, in addition most copies have the 3 leaves of explanation for plates I, II, and III inserted between pages 26 and 27, whereas ours are inserted correctly with those plates before the text of Part I, plate IV is misplaced after the first 3 plates and should be at page 26/27, at the beginning of Part II where it is described in Chapter I.  Collated and complete.  Pages vii, (1 - Contents), (8 - Explanations), 59, (1), bound in full old calf, modern calf reback, gilt lettered title to spine, original endpapers.  Covers and corners slightly worn, 2 names on front endpaper, quite foxed on title, prelim pages and last few pages, foxing throughout, including some plates, mostly to margins, all text legible.  Binding tight and firm.  A good copy. This work is translated from a German manuscript, apparently a copy of Regulations issued by Frederick the Great some time after 1742.  The regulations relate in Part I to Field-Duty for infantry, cavalry and artillery, in Part II to forming battalions, marching, passing a bridge, regiments in action, regulations for artillery when marching. The unknown editor states in his preface that in this work "many Articles of the Prussian Service are made public, which have hitherto been kept secret".  MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Atlas Universel

      Paris: les Auteurs & Boudet, 1757 Engraved title, 108 engraved maps (3 folding 105 double-page), all hand-coloured in outline and mounted on guards, each map with original stencilled title on the verso, uncut. (Occasional browning and creasing, a few small stains). Expertly bound to style in 18th-century diced Russia, covers with gilt borders, spine elaborately gilt in eight compartments, black morocco lettering piece in the second. Provenance: John Wickins (inscription dated 1761 on front pastedown). /// A fine uncut copy of the Robert de Vaugondy's great atlas. /// Gilles and Didier Robert de Vaugondy were descendents of Nicolas Sanson, and their atlas is clearly a continuation of Sanson's great work, "Cartes Générales de Toutes les Parties de Monde" published in 1654 and later enhanced and enlarged by Hubert Jaillot. Of the 108 maps, 12 are of the ancient world and 96 reflect modern geography. The Robert de Vaugondys, following Sanson's example, include maps of the postal routes, roads and canal systems of the European countries but herein they are significantly more accurate. Special attention has been paid to the Far East and to North America where the French explorers made such important strides during the eighteenth century. The maps of the East Indies, China, Japan; the maps of Africa and Egypt; and the maps of North America, Canada, Virginia & Maryland, Colonies Angloises are especially interesting in this atlas because they represent the latest exploration. In particular, California and Australia are represented in truer form. /// Nordenskivld 245; NMM 266; Phillips 619; Sabin 71863 // HEAVY BOOK. SPLENDID! Photo available upon request

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        A Voyage to the South Seas, in the years 1740-1. containing a faithful narrative of the loss of His Majesty's Ship the the [sic] Wager on a desolate island.... The second edition, with additions

      "London, Printed. Philadelphia: Reprinted by James Chattin, for the Author", 1757. Small 8vo in 4s. (6 15/16 x 4 1/2 inches). 17pp. list of subscribers. (Browned as usual, I3 holed). Contemporary marbled sheep, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt rules, black morocco label in the second compartment lettered in gilt (damage to extremities), modern half morocco slipcase. Second (first American) edition of this important account of a major voyage; the first such narrative to be published in the British colonies First American edition of this primary source for information on the wreck of the "Wager" off the coast of Chile, beyond the Straits of Magellan. The ship, part of Anson's fleet, had been en route to harass the Spanish. Bulkeley, a gunner, and Cummins, ship's carpenter, led the small group of survivors through much hardship until they arrived safely in Rio de Janeiro and finally England, concluding a voyage that had lasted almost two years. Bulkeley later settled in Pennsylvania where he arranged for the publication of this edition (the first edition had been published in London in 1743). This edition is also valuable for the long list of colonial subscribers, as well as the narrative of Isaac Morris, one of the members of the Wager's crew left in Patagonia, which was not included in the first edition. Evans 7859; Hildeburn 1519; Hill (2004) 211; Huntress 50C; NAIP w029694

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      London:: Printed for, and sold by the Author,, 1757. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback Second Edition in full contemporary calf with gilt lettering on red leather spine label. Complete with 13 folding copper plate engravings and folding frontispiece engraving of "The Orrery made by James Ferguson". From the library of noted hydrographer and surveyor, F. R. S. Murdoch Mackenzie, with his signature on the title page. Scuffs, edge wear spine and covers. Owner bookplate front paste-down, scattered foxing & soil. Sm. 4to. 283 pp. + Index.

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        Noticia De La California, Y De Su Conquista Temporal, Y Espiritual Hasta El Tiempo Presente

      Madrid: the Widow of Manuel Fernandez, 1757., 1757. 3 Volumes. small 4to. pp. 12 p.l., 240; 4 p.l., 564; 4 p.l., 436. 4 folding engraved maps. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary limp vellum (several hinges broken, defects to rear cover of Vol. I, dampstaining throughout Vol. I, few short tears in 1 map - no loss, some scattered light foxing). preserved in modern quarter sheep slipcases, with inner cloth folders. First Edition. The most extensive account of Lower California to date, compiled by Venegas from Jesuit archives, including information on geography, natural products, native inhabitants, discovery and early exploration, and the settlement and colonization of the region by the Spanish. Venegas was for many years a Jesuit missionary among the Indians of Mexico and California. His manuscript, completed in 1739, was edited in Spain by Father Andres Marcos Burriel, who revised and substantially enlarged the text, adding fresh information sent home from the missions up to the date of publication. The third volume is devoted to the early exploration of the Northwest coast and includes extracts from López de Gómara and an account of the Vizcaino expedition (1602-1603) taken by Torquemada from the diary of António de la Ascensión. Burriel is notable for rejecting as apocryphal the purported voyages and discoveries of de Fonte and de Fuca. The four engraved maps comprise (1) a large general map of Lower California with elaborate vignette border incorporating depictions of California natives and fauna and the martyrdom of Fathers Carranco and Tamaral (Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, p. 85 & no. 138); (2) a map of the lands adjacent to the upper part of the Gulf of California, 1747, after the Jesuit missionary Consag; (3) a map of the Pacific and California between the Equator and 39 30' north latitude copied from Anson by Joseph González; and (4) a general chart of the north Pacific showing Asia and the northwest coast of America, engraved by Manuel Rodriguez. A key work, described by Cowan as "the foundation of a library of Californiana." Bell V50. Cowan p. 659. Field 1599. Graff 4470. Howes V-69. JCB II 1172. Jones 491. Medina 3855. Sabin 98848. Streeter IV 2433. Wagner, Spanish Southwest, 132. Zamorano Eighty 78. Winsor VIII pp. 254-58.. F. Hardcover.

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      London. 1757.. [6],iii,[3],476pp. plus folding map and four engraved plates (two folding). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. Some scuffing and wear to boards and hinge, corners lightly worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Minor scattered soiling and foxing. A nice copy in unsophisticated condition. Very good. The third and best edition (styled "second edition, with additions" on the title), after the first of 1726. Shelvocke was engaged in a privateering expedition against Spanish shipping on the Pacific coast of America. He sailed as far north as Baja California, and two of the plates depict men and women of that peninsula. He also reported gold in the region. A storm had separated Shelvocke's ship from the accompanying vessel on the expedition, and Shelvocke did not wait for the captain of that ship at the agreed locations in the Canaries and Juan Fernandez. Instead, he sailed for Brazil and then to the west coast of South America, including stops at Payta, Peru, and Lower California. Two of the plates are notable for their depictions of California natives. Shelvocke returned home via Guam and Macao. Upon his return to England, Shelvocke was accused of piracy and taken prisoner. Betagh, in the preface to his book on the same expedition, describes Shelvocke's book as "entirely a deception, and his whole conduct a disgrace to his country." Hill notes that "this second [actually third] edition is superior to that of the first edition of 1726. It was edited by Shelvocke's son, who corrected the text extensively in a further effort to vindicate his father from charges of piracy and embezzlement." The folding map depicts Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, with the route of the voyage traced. "The whole history of this expedition is a curious commentary upon the morals of the times. The English had passed out of the freebooting stage, strictly speaking, and were now eager to cover their privateering exploits with a little more clothing than in the preceding century" - Wagner. An important English Pacific voyage. HILL 1558. HOWES S383, "aa." COWAN, pp.581-82. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 88. BORBA DE MORAES, p.796. SABIN 80159. BARRETT 2261 (note).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Voyage Round the World, By Way of the Great South Sea: Performed in a Private Expedition During the War, which Broke Out with Spain, in the Year 1718

      London: Printed for W. Innys and J. Richardson, M. & T. Longman, 1757. Second Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Fine. A pirate narrative with considerable California interest. Octavo. [vi] 476 pages. One folding map, showing California as an island; four plates, two folding. Two of the engravings depict native Californians. Following the death of Louis XIV, in 1715, the Spanish monarch claimed the French throne, plunging Europe into yet another war (the most recent, the War of Spanish Succession, had ended in July 1713), with England, France, and Holland allied against Spain's Felipe V. As in previous wars, merchants obtained permission from the Crown to outfit ships to attack Spanish galleons and seize their valuable cargo, often New World gold and silver. These 'privateers' were legally sanctioned pirates. During the 1716 to 1720 war, only one privateering expedition was commissioned to harry Spanish vessels in the Pacific: two ships led by John Clipperton, who had previously served under the pirate captain William Dampier. The naval lieutenant George Shelvocke took command of the second ship, the 'Speedwel', outfitted with 24 guns and 106 men. The ships left Plymouth in February 1719. Clipperton spent most of his time drunk, and within a week, the two ship captains parted ways and sought their own fortune. After a year of sailing, with virtually nothing to show for their efforts but scurvy, Shelvocke's men mutinied and many deserted to the Spanish in Peru (among them William Betagh, who published a very critical account of the voyage in 1728). On June 5, 1720, the 'Speedwel' was wrecked on an island off the coast of Chile. After four months, the survivors managed to repair their ship and at last met with some success, overtaking a treasure-laden Spanish ship, which they took as their own. Shelvocke's crew was down to just forty men, yet within a few months they were able to seize two more Spanish ships, but in the process, they ran so low on water that the men were reduced to drinking their own urine. They also learned that the war had ended, along with their privateer commission. They were now pirates. Shelvocke considered surrendering but instead attacked another rich Spanish vessel. The thirty or so survivors, now wealthy, headed north, landing in California, where they took on provisions before setting sail for Macao. Upon arrival, Shelvocke sold his stolen ship and booked passage back to London. When he reached England in 1722, he was arrested for piracy and embezzlement—his financial backers believed he was holding out on them, and it seems likely he was. He was acquitted at trial and then wrote the first edition of this book to clear his name. This second edition, expanded by his son, also named George, who accompanied his father on the voyage, has been seen as an attempt to further restore the Shelvocke reputation. This book is noteworthy for its folding world map (inserted facing the engraved title page), which shows California as an island. There are also two plates depicting California Indians, one of the earliest such depictions. According to Cowan and Cowan (A Bibliography of the History of California, p. 581-2), 'Shelvocke has the fullest account of California, the natives, and other features, of any of the old voyagers. Gold-dust was discovered by the party in such abundance, or so they claimed, that they were 'prejudiced against the thought that this metal should be so promiscuously and universally mingled with the common earth,' but the specimens they brought away were lost.' It is also claimed that Shelvocke's account of one of his men shooting a black albatross off Cape Horn inspired the albatross scene in Coleridge's 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner.' Sabin 80159. Howes S383 'aa'. Second edition. Nicely bound in red morocco and marbled paper by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. A near fine copy.

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        Hudibras. A Poem Written in the Time of the Civil Wars. Adorned with cuts. Hudibras. Poeme ecrit dans le tems de troubles d'Angleterre et traduit en vers francois. Avec des remarques & des figures. [Three Volumes]

      London / Londres, 1757. First edition. Quarter brown morocco over marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt titles and decorations to spine, sewn in bookmarks, marbled endpapers. Boards and spines rubbed, some loss of paper at the corners, tiny chip to head of spine on one volume, leaves clean, bindings tight, a good+ to very good set. Uncommon. Sm. 8vo. Illus. with 14 plates (3 folding). Translation is by John Towneley, a close friend of Voltaire's. Remarques at the end of each volume are by Henry Larcher. The plates are copied from the original Hogarth illustrations of 1726. Vol. 1 dated incorrectly with M.MCC.LVII on English title-page. See Lowndes "Bibliographer's Manual" (p. 336): "This masterly translation was made by John Towneley and not by Col. Francis Towneley as generally reported," as noted in pencil by an earlier bookseller on the prelims. This is the issue of only 200 copies. Scarce. Lowndes: p.336; Cohen-De Ricci (Rev.), p.196.

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        Travels in Egypt and Nubia ... Translated from the original published by command of his Majesty the King of Denmark and enlarged with observations from ancient and modern authors, that have written on the antiquities of Egypt, by Dr. Peter Templeman

      London: Lockyer Davis and Charles Reymers, 1757. 2 volumes, folio. (18 x 11 inches). [12], xxxiv, 124; [4], viii, 156pp. Half-titles. Engraved initials, head- and tail-pieces. Engraved allegorical frontispiece in vol. 1, engraved portrait of the author in vol. 2, 157 engraved plates, maps and plans (numbered I-CLIX, with plates CXL/CXLI and CXLII/CXLIII on two sheets, 5 folding). Period speckled calf, covers with a gilt roll tool border, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, red and green morocco lettering pieces in the second and third, the others with repeat overall elaborate tooling in gilt. First edition in English of an important early illustrated account of exploration in Egypt. Norden, a Captain in the Danish Navy, made a journey in 1737-1738 through Egypt as far south as Sudan at the request of King Christian VI of Denmark. "After touring Alexandria and Cairo he proceeded up the Nile as far as Derr in Nubia, one night unknowingly passing Richard Pococke travelling in the opposite direction. Norden then retraced his steps to Alexandria and re- embarked for Europe in May 1738. During his year in Egypt, Norden produced the first coherent maps of the country ... He died in Paris in September 1742, but his friends organized his papers on Egypt and published them in two volumes in French at Copenhagen in 1752-55" (Howgego). The present first English edition followed in 1757. He "was the first European to penetrate as far as Derr in Nubia and to publish descriptions of any Nubian temples. This important work was the earliest attempt at an elaborate description of Egypt, and its plates are the most significant previous to those by Denon" (Blackmer). This copy with provenance to architect Abraham Roumieu, a pupil of architect Isaac Ware. Blackmer 1211; Hilmy 2:74; Weber 2:520; Howgego N38.

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      Dublin. 1757.. 276pp. 20th-century red morocco, gilt, spine elaborately gilt, a.e.g., gilt inner dentelles, by Riviere & Son. One corner lightly worn, bookplate on front pastedown. Internally clean. Near fine. In a red half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. First Dublin edition of this important work, after the first London of the same year, which is among the prime authorities for the Lake George campaign of 1755. This Dublin edition is expanded slightly, including George Washington's journal of his 1754 expedition in Ohio. Largely a vindication of Major General William Shirley's conduct during his service as commander-in-chief of the British forces in North America during the Seven Years' War, for which he was charged with neglect of duty, reviewing the progress of the war in Virginia and the northern colonies, including Washington's capitulation at Fort Necessity and Braddock's defeat at Monongahela. Shirley was replaced by Lord Loudon as commander-in-chief. The following year Loudon, placing the blame for the loss of Oswego squarely on Shirley's shoulders, dismissed him from military office and removed him from the governorship of Massachusetts. It has been suggested that New York historian William Smith may have had a hand in the preparation of this work. ESTC N12681. HOWES L401, "aa."

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        Cartes et Tables De La Geographie Physique ou Naturelle...1757

      Paris, 1757. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio in contemporary boards, new calf spine gilt with Pease crests, boards rubbed; double-page engraved title, 10 maps, 3 double-page tables. One map cropped and re-mounted as issued, two maps slightly soiled, else excellent."The first edition of the first Physical Atlas ever produced." (Wardington Catalogue) In addition to illustrating several of Buache's fascinating theories regarding physical geography, some of the maps in this work are among the earliest of Alaska. "If the fourth map [in this work] was actually drawn up in 1744 [as dated], and if no subsequent additions were made, then it is the earliest map of Alaska extant, coming only 3 years after Bering's (and Chirikov's) second expedition." (Lada-Mocarski) In any case, Lada-Mocarski states that three of the maps in this work are "examples of the early stages of cartography of the Northwest coast in general and Alaska in particular."Robinson avers that two maps produced by Buache in 1746 for a pamplet by Guettard "should rank as the first truly thematic geological maps." Buache was likewise an early practitioner if not a pioneer of new visual techniques for portraying physical phenomena on maps, such as isolines, which depict gradients of depths in waters. Many of the maps in the present work attempt to represent Buache's insistence, albeit without supporting data, on the continuity of various physical features, particularly mountains and rivers, between the terrestrial and aquatic realms. His maps here are also suggestive of the concept that today's continental masses were once connected. At the very least, Buache's maps in this work, more than any previous maps, compelled the viewer to regard the earth's surface, whether covered by water or not, as a continuous whole. And in simply delineating the topography of the ocean's floor, however speculatively, he thus foreshadowed oceanographic cartography.Phillips 220; Shirley, British Library T.BUA-2a; Wardington Catalogue 76; Lada-Mocarski 11; Robinson, A. H. Early Thematic Mapping, pp. 87-90; Kish, G. Early Thematic Mapping: The Work of Philippe Buache in Imago Mundi 28, pp. 129-136.

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        Dictionnaire genealogique, heraldique, chronologique et historique, contenant l'origine et l'etat actuel des premieres maisons de France, des maisons souveraines & principales de l'Europe ... / par M.D.L.C.D.B [complete in 3 volumes]

      A Paris : Chez Duchesne, libraire, 1757. 1st Edition. Physical description: 3 v. ; 18cm. Subjects: Nobility -- Genealogy and Heraldry -- France -- 18th century. "Les noms des provinces, villes, terres, &c. erigees en principautes, duches, marquisats, comtes, vicomtes & baronnies; les maisons eteintes qui les ont possedees; celles qui par heritage, alliance, achat, ou donation du souverain, les possedent aujourd'hui. Les familles nobles du royaume, & le nom & les armes seulement de celles dont les genealogies n'ont pas ete publiees." --title page. Notes: head and tail pieces; initials. "Recherches sur les fleurs de lys et sur les villes, les maisons & les familles qui portent des fleurs de lys dans leurs armes": v. 3, p. [i]-clxxxv. "Additions, corrections et changements": v. 1, p. [577]-[580]; v. 2, p. [649]-[659]; v. 3, p. [501]-[508]. "Catalogue des auteurs genealogistes": v. 1, p. [xxxi]-xl. Very good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spine, with raised bands and compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands and board edges worn and dulled as with age. Corners bumped. Some surface wear evident to boards of each volume, particularly to vol. 3. Also, some loss to title label of vol. 3. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. All edges red. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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        Nouveau cours de mathematique, a l'usage de l'artillerie et du genie, ou l'on applique les parties les plus utiles de cette science a la theorie & a la pratique de diffŽrens sujets qui peuvent avoir rapport a la guerre

      Paris 1757. later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. New Edition 1757 thirty-four folding engraved plates at rear, 4cms stain to leaves Iii-Iii4 (4 leaves), contemporary mottled sheep, gilt decorated spines, extremities very slightly rubbed, 4to. See also item no. 103550 "La Science des IngŽnieurs dans la conduite des travaux de fortification et d'architecture civile. Nouvelle Ždition." in matching binding.

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        Atlas Universel Par M. Robert Geographe ordinaire du Roy, Par M. Robert De Vaugondy son fils Geographe ord. du Roy, . . . 1757 . . . A Paris Chez Les Auteurs Quay de l'Horloge du Palaia Boudet Libraire Imprimeur du Roi, rue St. Jacques

      Paris, 1757. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Foliobound in later quarter calf with speckled paper over boards, gold-tooled on spine, preserving original red morocco label. Avertissement, 2-34 pp., 109 maps with original outline color; few toned or with minor repairs, otherwise fresh and bright; excellent overall.One of the most important 18th century atlases and one of the great achievements of the French Enlightenment. The Atlas Universel is the prime exemplar of the authors' geographic ideal-- bel et utile--beautiful and useful. "The corpus of their maps displays the finest of eighteenth-century French engraving on copperplate with fine linework and lettering and cleverly designed cartouches which often represent the areas portrayed on the map." (Pedley, p. 11) Although the title-page bears the 1757 date of the first edition, this copy must have been assembled somewhat later as one map is dated 1758.The Vaugondys employed strict standards for including maps in this atlas and in many cases subjected them to astronomically derived readings for latitude and longitude. Moreover, "their frequent use of eighteenth-century sources, often from the 1740s, provided their atlas with up-to-date information. While their preference was for maps that had been surveyed in the field and maps published in the region itself, they did not hesitate to turn to older sources when more recent maps were found to be lacking." (Pedley, p. 61) For their maps of Canada and South America, the Vaugondys had access to sources held by the Depot de la Marine, the official French repository for maritime-related information. Like Ortelius and Mercator before them, the Vaugondys listed the sources of their maps, which is of incalculable benefit to anyone seeking to understand not only their maps but those of the period. Interestingly, a map -- that of S. Domingue and Martinique -- has been replaced with two maps treating those islands individually. These, dated 1725 and 1732 respectively, were produced by de l'Isle. They appear to have been bound in the atlas as issued."A feature of the maps of the Atlas Universel which attracted unanimous praise from critics was the cartouches." (Pedley, p. 64) A number of artisans worked on their design and engraving; several cartouches were engraved and signed by the Haussard sisters. Among the most pictorial cartouches are the four found on maps showing the postal routes of Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Portugal. They depict postal carriers en route in richly detailed settings.Gilles and Didier Robert De Vaugondy were father and son, respectively, and produced this atlas and others in concert. In many cases they did not use the initials of their first names when signing their maps, so it can be unclear at times who made a given map. On some maps fils or filio follows the name, designating its author as the son. In other instances, the authorship can be determined by the distinctive way each signed his maps: the father normally used "M. Robert," leaving off the last name, and the son, "Robert de Vaugondy." (Pedley, p. 11).Pedley, Mary S. Bel Et Utile, The Works of the Robert De Vaugondy Family of Mapmakers; Phillips, Atlases 619; Catalogue of the National Maritime Museum, 266.

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        Carte de L'Isle de la Martinique Colonie Françoise de l'une des Isles Antilles de l'Amerique Dressée sur des Plans manuscrits entr' autres sur celui de Mr. Mouel Ingenieur du Roy Assujetis à des Observations Astronomiques et conciliés avec des memoires particuliers de feu Mr Guill. Delisle Premier Geographe de S. Majesté

      Amsterdam: Covens and Mortier, c. 1757. Engraved with early outline colour. Printed on laid paper. In perfect condition. Image size: 18 1/8 x 23 1/8 inches. 18 3/4 x 23 3/8 inches. 21 7/16 x 26 inches. A handsome 18th century topographical map of Martinique This highly detailed map of Martinique delineates the hilly terrain, forests, roads, houses, and even the sugar plantations. The island was to the French what Barbados and Jamaica were to the English: immensely profitable sites for sugar production. Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726) was the son of a cartographer and a pupil of Jean Dominique Cassini, who, among other important contributions, aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini's direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy. De l'Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. While precision was his primary goal, his maps are invariably elegant and attractive. Jean (Johannes) Covens and Corneille (Cornelius) Mortier were brothers-in-law, who carried on the book publishing business established by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam in 1685. Pierre Mortier's company owed much of its success to his access to French publishers, whose publications he re-issued in handsome editions.The elder Mortier died in 1711; his wife continued the firm until she died in 1719. In 1721, Covens and Mortier formed a partnership, Covens having married Agatha Mortier in the same year. They continued the business by publishing enlarged editions of Sanson, Jaillot, and De L'Isle, as well as some of the later Dutch cartographical masters such as De Wit and Allard, and of course Pierre Mortier. Koeman, C & M 8 #118

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        Colección de varios Tratados Curiosos, proprios y muy utiles para la Instrucción de la Noble Juventud Española, que publica el Real Seminario de Nobles de Madrid para uso de los Cavalleros Seminaristas. [Tomo II: Historia Romana y Chronologia Sagrada. Tratado de la Esfera y Geographia Universal. Breve Tratado del Blason. Tratado del Arte Symbolica]

      Madrid, en la Oficina de Joachin Ibarra, 1757. 4to.; 2 hs., 332 pp., 4 hs. Con tres láminas y cinco mapas plegados, ademas de un estado también plegado. Encuadernación moderna en tela, con tejuelo.

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        Chymische Untersuchungen welche fürnehmlich von der Lithogeognosia oder Erkäntniss und Bearbeitung der gemeinen einfacheren Steine und Erden ingleichen von Feuer und Licht handeln

      3 p.l., 88, 44, [13] pp. 4to, cont. blue boards (foot of spine a little defective). Berlin: C.F. Voss, 1757. [bound with]:--. Fortsetzung derer Chymischen Untersuchungen, welche von der Lithogeognosie, oder Erkäntniss und Bearbeitung derer Steine und Erden specieller handeln. 4 p.l., 120 pp. 4to (light foxing). Berlin & Potsdam: C.F. Voss, 1751. [bound with]:--. Zweyte Fortsetzung derer Chymischen Untersuchungen welche von der Lithogeognosie oder Erkäntniss und Bearbeitung derer Steine und Erden in Anwendung derselben zur Bereiting feuerfester Gefässe und Tiegel specieller handeln nebst Tabellen über all drey Theile. One engraved plate depicting a furnace. 7 p.l., 148 pp. (minor foxing). Berlin: C.F. Voss, 1754. Second edition, enlarged, of the first work and first editions of the final two works; a complete set. Pott (1692-1777), a disciple of Stahl, succeeded Neumann as professor of practical chemistry and director of the royal pharmacy at Berlin. "Pott's principal contribution to chemistry was in the systematic examination of mineral substances. He extended knowledge of several metals, at a time when the traditional notion of a fixed number of metals was changing...He described bismuth fully and added to knowledge of its compounds and those of borax, alkalies, and alkaline earths."-D.S.B., XI, p. 109. These three works are concerned with Pott's attempts to duplicate the porcelain manufactured at Meissen; they became a vade mecum of the ceramists and the most popular treatment of the fundamentals of the subject. Pott made over 30,000 experiments with all kinds of materials subjected to heat in an improved furnace of his own design. His elaborate tables of reactions recorded here are a notable contribution to chemical analysis "in the dry way" and greatly advanced chemical theory. The Chymische Untersuchungen (1757) is greatly expanded by the first printing of the Neuer Anhang sur Lithogeognosie followed by a comprehensive index to all three works. The plate depicts the furnace use by Pott in his attempts to make porcelain. Nice set. Engraved bookplate of the "Conventus Viennensis in Rossaugia." ❧ Ferguson, II, pp. 221-22. Neville, II, pp. 329-32. Partington, II, pp. 717-22. Sinkankas 5227. .

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        Poesie Del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio Voll. 1-10 (di 14)

      Stamperia RealeMm 110x175 Disponiamo dei primi 10 volumi (su 14) delle poesie di Pietro Metastasio, rilegatura coeva in pergamena e tagli colorati, impressioni sui dorsi scolorite. Tomo I (1757), pp. CCXIV+13 pagine non numerate+304, contenuto: Dissertazione di Ranieri Calzabigi dell'Accademia di Cortona su le poesie Drammatiche del sig. Abate Pietro Metastasio, Lettera dell'Autore, Artaserse, Adriano di Siria, Demetrio. Tomo secondo, 1757, pp. 440, contenuto: Olimpiade, Issipile, Ezio, Didone abbandonata, Il sogno di Scipione, Il natal di Giove, La danza. Tomo III, 1757, pp. 438, contenuto: La clemenza di Tito, Siroe, Catone in Utica. Demofoonte. Tomo IV, 1757, pp. 470, contenuto: Alessando, Achille in Sciro, Ciro riconosciuto, Temistocle, L'isola disabitata, Le cinesi, Il vero omaggio, Amor prigioniero, Il ciclope. Tomo V, 1757, pp. 461, contenuto: Zenobia, Ipermestra, Antigono, Semiramide, Il re pastore, L'asilo d'amore, La pace fra la virtù e la bellezza. Tomo VI, 1757, pp. 469, contenuto: L'eroe cinese, Attilio Regolo, Nitteti, Il tempio dell'eternità, La contesa dei Numi, Le Grazie vendicate, Il palladio conservato, Il Parnaso accusato e difeso, Astrea placata, Il sogno, Sonetti, Canzonette. Tomo VII, 1757, pp. 431, vecchia firma alla guardia, contenuto: Gioas re di Giuda, Betulia liberata, Sant'Elena al Calvario, Giuseppe riconosciuto, La morte d'Abel, La Passione di Gesù Cristo, Per la festività del Ss. Natale, Isacco figura del Redentore, Epitalami, Le strade della gloria, Cantate. Tomo VIII, 1757, pp. 446, Avviso, Adriano in Siria, Didone abbandonata, Alessandro, Semiramide. Tomo IX, 1757, pp. 422, Avviso, La Galatea, L'Endimione, Gli orti delle esperidi, Il convito degli dei, L'Angelica, La morte di Catone, L'origine delle leggi, Il ratto d'Europa, Ode pel Ss. Natale, Il Giustino, Distribuzione dell'edizione, Tavola delle arie. Tomo X, 1768, pp. 357, contenuto: Alcide al bivio, Il trionfo di Clelia, egeria festa teatrale, Il Parnaso confuso, Il trionfo d'Amore, Romolo ed Ersilia, I voti pubblici, La pubblica felicità, Partenope. Tutti volumi sono in buone condizioni. Sono presenti alcune fioriture e bruniture. SPEDIZIONE IN 24 ORE DALLA CONFERMA DELL'ORDINE. WORLDWIDE DELIVERY

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        Noticia de la California, y de su conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente, sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en Mexico año de 1739 por el Padre Miguel Venegas

      Madrid: widow of Manuel Fernandez, 1757. 3 volumes. 4to., (8 x 6 inches). 4 folding engraved maps of North America, the Pacific and adjacent land masses, California, and the Gulf of California; the California map with ten pictorial border vignettes; woodcut head- and tail-piece ornaments and decorative initials (the first 2 maps each with a short tear or repair at gutter, tear in second map repaired; small hole to Xx2 in volume II, volume 3 washed and with a few small marginal paper repairs). Contemporary vellum over thin pasteboard, original manuscript title and pen-and-ink ornamentation on spines (endpapers renewed). FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST PRINTED HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA. Miguel Venegas, a brilliant Mexican-born Jesuit, transferred a longing to serve in the new California missions, thwarted by ill-health, to intense study of the territory's history. In researching what would become a detailed 709-page history of the territories of present-day California, Baja California, southern Arizona and the northern Sonora, "Venegas employed the highest level of historical methodology, collecting original manuscripts, annual reports, and letters of … numerous other missionaries in California and Sonora… In 1735, Father Provincial Juan Antonio de Oviedo ordered that all archival material relative to California be provided to Father Venegas who also employed a novel form of acquiring information: detailed questionnaires covering the left half of the sheet, leaving the right half of the same sheet for answers, that were sent to persons who had participated in or were currently active in the California mission field" (W. Michael Mathes, art. in Dorothy Sloan, The Daniel Volkmann Collection of the Zamorano 80, 5 Feb. 2003, p. 280). Completed in August 1739, Venegas' manuscript was filed, unpublished, because of the revelations it provided of the weaknesses of Spanish defenses in California, until it was sent to Madrid a decade later for revision and publication, a task assigned to the Jesuit scholar Andrés Marcos Burriel at Toledo. Burriel combined Venegas' work with other data from Jesuit archival sources and the Council of the Indies, and expanded the account to include events which had transpired since 1739. He imposed a new structure on the work, dividing it into three parts, the first covering the geography of California and its native inhabitants, the second, attempts to occupy the region prior to the Jesuits; and the third, the Jesuits' accomplishments up to 1757. Burriel's fourth section, occupying all of volume III, contains extensive documentary appendices. Three of the four maps were composed under his direction. The maps comprise 1) a large general map of Lower California with vignette border incorporating depictions of California natives and fauna and the martyrdom of Fathers Carranco and Tamaral (Wagner, Northwest Coast, 587; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, p. 85 & no. 138); 2) a general chart of the north Pacific showing Asia and the northwest coast of America, engraved by Manuel Rodriguez (Wagner 585); 3) a map of the lands adjacent to the upper part of the Gulf of California, 1747, after the Jesuit missionary Konsag (Wagner 586); and 4) a map of the Pacific and California between the Equator and 39 30' north latitude, by Joseph González after Anson (Wagner 584) The Noticia, which reached a wide audience both through this edition and translations intoe English (1759), Dutch (1762), French (1767) and German (1769), is important on numerous counts. Burriel's compilation is the principal source of information about Father Konsag's explorations in 1746, during which the question of California's insularity were conclusively laid to rest. The map of the Gulf of California, handsomely engraved by Joseph Gonzales to illustrate Konsag's account, is a landmark of California cartography, the first accurate depiction of the Baja peninsula and the regions of the Colorado and Gila rivers. The frontispiece map of California is without a doubt one of the most beautiful maps of California; and its ten border vignettes, showing flora, fauna, and inhabitants of the territory, as well as the martyrdom of the Jesuit Fathers Carranco and Tamaral, are among the few surviving eighteenth-century printed images of California. The Noticia further contains valuable information on the discoveries of the Russian and other explorers in the North Pacific. This is an attractive copy of a highly important Western Americanum, the cornerstone of any collection of Californiana. De Backer-Sommervogel VIII, cols 558-60; Sabin 98843; Howes V69; JCB I, 1601; Streeter sale 2433; Barrett 2359; Cowan pp. 657-9; Graff 4470; Howes V69; Hill (2004) 1767; Zamorano Eighty 78. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries dot com..

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      London: printed for T. Osborne; T. Trye; S. Crowder and Co.; and H. Woodgate, 1757. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 410 x 260 mm (16 1/8 x 10 1/4"). iv, ii, 714 pp. FIRST EDITION. Once very handsome and still quite appealing contemporary red morocco, covers with wide gilt frame of botanical tools in a repeating pattern, very expertly rebacked using the original spine compartments, raised bands, spine richly gilt with many charming floral and ornithological tools, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (small repair to lower cover at the time of binding). WITH allegorical frontispiece and 60 ENGRAVED PLATES OF FLOWERS, ALL BEAUTIFULLY COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. Henrey III, 776; Hunt II, 559; Nissen BBI 880; Dunthorne 129; Great Flower Books, p. 100; Henrey III, 805; Hunt II, 559; Johnston Cleveland Collections 442; Oak Spring Flora 53; Plesch 312. Spine a bit darkened, joints slightly rubbed and flaked, small scratches and abrasions to covers, but the expertly restored binding solid and generally pleasing. Isolated faint offsetting from plates, other trivial imperfections, but A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the leaves clean and fresh, and the plates both richly and expertly colored. This oversized, profusely illustrated botanical work is a volume of considerable beauty and is of interest to us today for its impressive plates, but it was published originally as a weekly guide (and issued in weekly parts) offering information on plants that would be blooming, fruiting, or needing the gardener's attention in the following seven days. The needs of the flower garden, greenhouse and nursery, fruit garden, and kitchen garden are individually addressed. Each part is accompanied by an engraved plate depicting six or more plant specimens, the vast majority of them beautiful blossoms. As it was intended as a companion to "The Compleat Body of Husbandry" (London, 1756) by Thomas Hale, it lists that obscure gentleman's papers as the source for the contents here. But the true author was apparently the apothecary, botanist, and sometime actor John Hill (1716?-75). Although an autodidact in the field of natural science, he became acquainted with noted members of the Royal Society, including Martin Folkes, Sir Hans Sloane, Henry Baker, William Watson, and James Parsons, and acquired Lord Bute as a patron. With Bute's assistance, he published a number of significant works on plants and their uses, among them "The British Herbal" (1755), "Flora Britanica" (1759), and his magnum opus, the 26-volume "The Vegetable System." Hill was a man of great energy and intelligence, but he was also a flamboyant character who did not hesitate to air his sometimes outrageous opinions. In addition to his scholarly writings, he published a steady series of usually abusive periodicals; he was also constantly scheming to make money and to raise his reputation above its rightful altitude; and he was always embroiled in controversies because of his ungovernable proclivity toward impertinence and derision as well as his overweening vanity. He made many confirmed enemies in important circles, a fact that thwarted his advancement. But DNB says that "his reputation has been somewhat reclaimed since. At the end of the millennium, Hill was recognized as less of a quack and dilettante, and, to use George Rousseau's phrase, more 'a type of Renaissance man in the eighteenth century.'" This is an attractive book in its uncolored state and much more so when found--as here--with engravings that have been carefully painted by an expert hand using rich and convincing colors. Such copies, especially in well-preserved condition, are seldom seen for sale.

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        Carte de la Virginie, de la Baye Chesapeack et Pays Voisins

      l'Histoire Générale des Voyages, 1757. Tirée des meilleures Cartes Angloises. Copper engraving. Hand coloured Fine condition Size: 21 x 30 cm (11.8 x 8.3 inches) An attractive map of Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding parts of Virginia and Maryland, with Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the North. Title Cartouche at lower right.

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        Carte du Cours du Fleuve de St. Laurent, Quebec 1757 Hand-coloured Map

      Paris, 1757. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. Size: 0.7 x 1.2 inches. 19.0 x 30.0 cm. Coloured.& A map of Prevost's 'Hist. des Voyages', depicting the the St. Lawrence River from the Gulf to Quebec. The mouth of the St. Lawrence River is shown with the Île Anticosti and the bordering countryside. In the southwest the course of the St. Lawrence reaches somewhat beyond the mouth of the St. Anne river. In the northwest is part of Quebec with the Saquenay River flowing into the St. Lawrence and the many lakes with their rivers as tributaries of the St. Lawrence. To the south is part of New Brunswick, Maine and Quebec again with their many lakes and rivers. The title is enclosed in a cartouche with scroll and leaf motives. , Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King.& In smaller format, he issued the Petit Atlas Maritime (1764), which contained 580 charts, as well as maps to illustrate l Abbe Prevost's Histoire Générale des Voyages (1746-1757). Bellin also produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps, particularly reflecting continuing discoveries and political events in the Americas. His maps and charts were finely engraved and produced, and set a high standard of accuracy.

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        Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans sur les Manuscrits du Depôt des Cartes de la Marine

      Paris, c. 1757. Map. Copper engraving, 20 x 28.5 cms, black and white, blank verso. This is printed from the second version of the plate: the title was repositioned and the date (1744, for Xavier Charlevoix's “Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France”) and the name of the engraver, Dheulland, were burnished out. One of the earliest obtainable printed plans of New Orleans. Jacques Nicolas Bellin the elder (1703-1772) was first chief hydrographic engineer of the "Dépôt des cartes, plans et journaux du Ministère de la Marine," charged by Louis XIV with mapping the coasts of France first and then the rest of the world. He was also a member of the Royal Society of London. Bellin compiled the maps for Prévost's Histoire Générale des Voyages, an influential collection of travel accounts, and he later reworked them for his Petit Atlas Francaise and his Petit Atlas Maritime.

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        Three panels from the 20 panel set of scenic wallpaper entitled Savages de la Mer du Pacifique (Savages of the Pacific)

      Joseph Dufour et Cie (1757-1827)Three panels from the 20 panel set of scenic wallpaper entitled Savages de la Mer du Pacifique (Savages of the Pacific)1806Hand-colored woodblock stenciled wallpaper panelsFramed: approximately 78" x 35 ½" each section (shown framed on front page)Panels 18-20, sold as a set (framed as two sections)Panel 18 - Inhabitants of Marquesas IslandsThe Marquesa Islands were visited by Captain Cook in 1773. The peoples shown in the middle distance are of Cap Maria van Dieman, New Holland (Australia) and Admiralty Islands.Panel 19 - Inhabitants of Easter IslandEaster Island was allegedly discovered by the English buccaneer Captain John Davis in 1686, and visited by Captain Cook in 1773.Panel 20 - Inhabitants of PalauKing Aba-Thule and his wife Ludee are shown in the foreground.Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was a British navigator, explorer and cartographer with the Royal Navy. In 1766, Cook began what would be three separate voyages to the Pacific, studying, charting and documenting the Pacific and island inhabitants. Cook?s voyages were also the first to carry professional artists, whose ethnographic drawings were reproduced as delicately engraved illustrations.The engravings and images produced from these great eighteenth-century voyages presented the world with scientific and ethnographic data, pictorial representations, and cartographic discoveries of the Pacific from its northern reaches to its southern extremities for the very first time. On his third and final voyage (1776-1780), Captain James Cook made his most valuable discovery for England, the Sandwich Islands, or Hawaii. In addition, Cook surveyed over 3,000 miles of the west coast of North America, searched to the edge of the Arctic ice for a Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and verified French discoveries located south east of Cape Good Hope.In 1806 Joseph Dufour et Cie, in collaboration with the designer Jean-Gabriel Charvet, produced a twenty-panel set of scenic wallpaper entitled Sauvages de la Mer du Pacifique (Savages of the Pacific). The wallpaper was printed in color with multiple woodblocks, with ground layers hand-painted, and illustrated the travels of Captain Cook. The panels show many historical events loosely based on the reports of James Cook and La Pérouse and drawings made by members of their crews. Interestingly, many of the figures of Pacific Islanders were based upon frescoes from ancient Pompei, which had been rediscovered in 1748, and others upon well-known Greek and Roman sculptures.Joseph Dufour was born in Tramayes, in the Burgundy region of France and  trained in the wallpaper industry and worked in Lyon, a center for both the textile and wallpaper industries. In 1797, Joseph Dufour started a wallpaper design company with his brother Pierre in Macon, Rue de la Paroisse. The designer Jean-Gabriel Charvet, renowned in Lyon, worked for them. Their first few years were not very successful; in 1800 they went into liquidation and Pierre left the company. By 1801, the business was operating under the name Joseph Dufour et Cie.In 1805, business rapidly picked up for the company, and they employed more than 90 workers. Following the success of the Sauvages de la Mer du Pacifique wallpaper series at the Fourth Exhibition of Products of the French Industry in 1806, Joseph Dufour moved to Paris in the Faubourg Saint Antoine. His company became famous both in Europe and America for its panoramic and repeating wallpaper. The company employed the talent of famous designers such as Xavier Mader and Evarist Fragonard. Joseph Dufour died in Paris 1827. Du Four?s son-in-law took over the business, but sold it a few years later - the location of the wood-blocks were scattered.

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      20 1/2 in. X 25 1/2 in High. Full calf binding with 7 raised bands with gilt decoration on spine, gilt border on covers. Label on spine 'Les Iles Britanniques' now missing, gilt embossed title on front cover reads 'Service des Vaisseaux de L'Empereur'. Bound in are 30 copper engraved maps & one original ink drawing dating from 1757-1814. Probably bound in 1804 or 1805 in preparation of Napoleon's planned invasion of England, which was called off after other military set-backs. Many are French copies of British maps by John Knight etc. On the front paste-down a calling card of Mr. David B. Ogden 12 East. Tenth Street, is pasted in, with 'To be returned to & New York' added in ink. Above the card is written in ink 'Ex libris Richard Evans Esq.' David B. Ogden (1847-1923) was a lawyer who was president of the NY Bar Assoc. & collected a large library including Military History. Richard Evans was his father-in-law, who was from Philadelphia. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD; Covers & spine considerably scuffed and soiled, gilt lettering dull on cover, spine label missing, front & rear hinges cracking at gutter, a few of the maps have become detached from the stubs they were mounted on, others are partially detached. The condition of the maps themselves is very good, with very little soiling or staining and no foxing (any exceptions are noted in individual map listing). None of the maps are colored except the hand drawn one. Most are published by the Depot General de la Marine, Paris. More photos available on request.& The maps, in order of binding-& 1) 'L'Ocean Atlantique ou Occidental' by Bellin 1786, revue et corrigee 1792 6th edition. 25 x 35 in. map with two 6 in. fold-out flaps of latitude & longitude, making the over-all size 25 x 46 in.& 2) 'Carte Reduite des Mers du Nord' by Verdun de la Crenne, 1776 25 x 38.& 3) 'Partie de la mer du nord' Tiree de la Carte Anglais Publiee par Cap. John Knight en 1803. This is an original ink drawing, with watercolor. 34 1/2 x 38 in.& 4) 'Carte Reduite des Costes de Flandres et de Hollande' by Bellin, 1763 25 x 38 in.& 5) 'Dunkerque' By Beautemps-Beaupre, an XI (1803) vertical format, 25 x 38 in. (fits together with map 6)& 6) 'Reconnaisance Hydrographique de la Cote Nord de la France, Rade de Dunkerque et ses environs' an XI (1803) vertical format, 25 x 38& 7) 'Carte Reduite de la Manche' an VII (1799) Nouvelle Edition de L'an XI (1803) 25 x 38 in.& 8) 'Carte Reduite des Iles Britanniques, Premiere Feuille' by Bellin, 1757 25 x 38 in.& 9) Ibid, Seconde Feuille 1757& 10) Ibid, Triosieme Feuille, 1757& 11) Ibid, Quatrieme Feuille 1757& 12) 'Plan au Port de Plymouth' Vice- Amiral Decres, an XII (1804) 18 1/2 x 23 Vertical format& 13) 'Plan de Tor-Bay, Babacon-Bay et de l'Entree de Dartmouth' Leve en 1790 par le Cap. J. Knight, Publie par Contre-Amiral Decres l'an XII (1804), 25 x 38 in. Vertical format.& 14) 'Carte de L'Isle de Wight et de la Cote Adjacents de Hampshire' apres Wm. Prince 1800 (Laurie & Whittle) Contre-Amiral Decres an XII (1804) 25 x 38 in.& 15) 'Carte du Passage des Needles & Carte des Environs de Portsmouth' Apres John Knight 1797 , Vice Amiral Decres l'an XII (1804) 25 x 38 in. Vertical format& 16) 'Carte de la Rade des Dunes' Vice-Amiral Decres An XII (1804), 18 1/2 x 25 in. Vertical format& 17) 'Cote Orientale D'Angleterre depuis South Portland, jusqu'a Lowestoft' Apres Hamilton Moore 1789, Depot de la Marine An VI (1798) 25 x 38 in.& 18) 'Cote Orientale D'Angleterre, depuis Loewstoft jusques et compris L'Embrouchure de L'Humber' Apres Hamilton Moore 1789, Depot de la Marine An VI (1798) 25 x 38 in.& 19) 'Cote Particuliere de la Cote Orientale D'Angleterre depuis le Cap Gibralter jusqu'au Golfe d'Edinburg' Apres Hamilton Moore 1789, Depot de la Marine An XII (1804) 25 x 38 in.& 20) 'Cote Particuliere d'Ecosse depuis St. Abb's Head - Duncansby Head' apres Murdo Downie, Vice-Amiral Decres An XII (1804) 25 x 38 in.& 21) 'Carte des Iles Orcades et de la cote nord d'Ecosse, depuis le Cap Wrath, jusqu'au Cap Duncansby' Apres Mackenzie, Vice-Amiral Decres, An XII (1804) 25 x 38 in.& 22) 'Carte Particuliere de la Cote Occidentale de L'Ecosse, depuis le Cap Wrath jusqu'a la Pointe d'Ardnamurchan' apres Cartes Anglais, Contre-Amiral Decres, An XII (1814) 25 x 38 in.& 23) 'Carte Particuliere de la Cote Occidentale d'Ecosse, depuis la Pointe Ardnamurchan jusqu'au Mull de Galloway' apres Cartes Anglais, Contre-Amiral Decres, an XII (1804) 25 x 38 in.& 24) 'Carte Reduite de l'Entre de la Mer d'Irlande et du Canal de Bristol' dressee pour le Service des Vaisseaux Francais, Grave par Houdan, an VI (1798) 25 x 38 in.& 25) 'Carte Particuliere du Canal de Bristol au Embouchure de la Severne' pour le Service des Vaisseaux Francais, grave par E. Collin, an VI 91798) 25 x 38 in.& 26) 'Carte d'Irlande, Divisee en Provinces et Comtes' uncredited, no date, 25 x 38 in. vertical format& 27) 'Carte des Cotes Occidentales d'Irland' apres Stuart Amos Arnold & M. Mackenzie, Contre-Amiral Decres, an XII (1804) 25 x 38 in. vertical format& 28) 'Carte Particuliere de la Cote Sud-Ouest d'Irlande depuis les Iles Saltees jusqu'a l'Embrouchure du Shannon' This title includes this map and the following map-- this map covers Les Iles Saltees to Clonekilty Bay. Apres Capt. Joseph Huddart, Contre-Amiral Decres, an XII (1804) 25 x 38 in. vertical format& 29) Untitled Chart--This map is a continuation of the previous map to the west--Clonekilty bay to the Mouth of the Shannon. 1804 Decres 25 x 38 in. vertical format& 30) 'Carte Particuliere de la Cote Ouest d'Irlande depuis Sligo jusqu'a l'Embrouchure du Shannon' apres Capt. Joseph Huddart, Contre-Amiral Decres An XII (1804) 25 x 38 in. vertical format.& & & & & & & & & & &

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        Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et de Chloé ... Double Traduction ... de Mr. Amiot et d'un anonimie

      Paris: Imprimées pour les curieux, 1757. Quarto. (7 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches). Final blank. Title in red and black with engraved vignette, text within decorative border of typographic ornaments. Engraved frontispiece by B.Audran after A.Coypel, 28 plates by Audran after Phillippe, duc d'Orléans, 1 unsigned plate after the Comte de Caylus, all within elaborate decorative borders by S.Fokke; 16 head- and tailpieces. Contemporary French red morocco, covers with triple fillet border in gilt, spine in six compartments with raised bands, black morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with elegant repeat pattern in gilt, centering in an acorn and oak leaf spray, gilt turn-ins, comb-marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A beautiful copy of an excellent edition of one of the most famous French bibliophile 18th-century illustrated books. The original drawings for the illustrations were made by Philippe, duc d'Orléans under the tutelage of Antoine Coypel in 1714 and subsequently engraved by Audran, and first published in Paris in 1718. The book was re- issued several times with different versions of the same engravings during the 18th century. For the present edition, a series of beautiful borders were added around the plates and a new version included of the risqué additional plate 'Les petits pieds' by the Comte de Caylus. Cohen-de Ricci 653; Sander 1226; cf. Ray French 2

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        Grundriß des gesamten Mineralreiches worinnen alle Foßilien in einem, ihren wesentlichen Beschaffenheiten gemäßen, Zusammenhange vorgestellt und beschrieben werden

      Göttingen, Vandenhoek 1757.. gr.-8°. 8 Bll., 232 S., 4 Bll. (Register). Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel. Mit feinster Blindpräg. auf beiden Deckeln, Rückensch., 2 Metallschließen, alter hs. Besitrvermerk am Tit. In sehr gutem Zustand. EA. vgl. ADB XIV, 747 - Johann Heinrich Gottlob von Justi (1702-1771) war einer der bedeutendsten u. vielseitigsten deutschen Kameralisten. Er schrieb zahlreiche Werke zur Mineralogie, Bergbaukunde u. Ökonomie, war u. a. Königl. Grossbritannischer Bergrat u. spater preussischer Berghauptmann u. Oberaufseher der Bergwerke. - He was "respected for his extraordinary abilities and diligence, which were evident in both his scientific and literary work & Although his style lacks polish, it has something original and naive, and Justi's friends compared him in style to Buffon" (DSB).- A. d. Bibliothek Georg Eckls mit dessen Exlibris.

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        Reveries or Memoirs upon the Art of War

      London: J. Nourse, at the Lamb, 1757. 1st. Hard Cover. Good. First Edition in English. 4to (8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches) full original calf, professionally rebacked, false spine bands, maroon leather spine label, gilt printing, pp. x, 195, (1) page advertisements for other books by the publisher, 40 copper plates on 34 pages. Good copy, top inch of title page trimmed without loss of text, some edge wear to binding, former owner's name inside front cover.& Added some original Letters, upon various Military Subjects, wrote by the Count to the late King of Poland, and M. de Folard, which were never before made publick: Together with His Reflections upon the Propagation of the Human Species. Translated from the French. & This is the first edition in English of a classic military work by one of the world's most famous soldiers. Observing that the art of war is a science with no certainties or absolutes, Saxe (1696-1750) divides his book into two parts, the first examining the raising, feeding, clothing, exercising, paying, encamping, and moving of an army and its various parts, and the second covering the sublime or strategic aspect of combat, including attack and defense in various terrains, how to interpret the signs of enemy plans, and so on.& The last chapter contains the author's reflections on the propagation of the human species. overall a Very Good copy of this fairly important classic on 18th century warfare., Of noble birth, headstrong, and given to excess, Saxe served in the military from the age of 12 in various wars, including under Peter the Great against the Swedes. He gained international fame by his surprise capture of Prague in 1741 during the War of Austrian Succession, for which he was made Marshall of France. He was given independent command in the Netherlands, and his several successes there were due in large part to his strategy and leadership, and this despite being carried about, as dropsy made it impossible for him to sit on horseback. The translator here had a distinguished career as a soldier. Sir William Fawcett (1728-1804) enlisted as an ensign during the rebellion of 1745, resigned his commission to seek active duty in 1748, studied military tactics and discipline in Europe, and worked his way up through the ranks until in 1796 he was made full General and was considered the most important officer in the army. In all, Fawcett, whose various assignments included the hiring of mercenary troops to fight in the American.

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        Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii

      Augsburg, 1757. No Binding. Near Fine. 19½ x 22 5/8 inches. Original wash color; fine condition. A superb example of a richly engraved map of the Northeast, which includes a fascinating view of New York City with a rarely seen depiction of the original wall that would become Wall Street. Called the Restitutio View for its dramatic depiction of the restitution of Dutch power in the New York City in 1673, it shows Dutch soldiers marching south along the city's east side on their way to seizing the fort. Dutch rule in New York lasted only a single year before the English took final control in 1674. (See Manhattan in Maps, reference below, for an account of this surprising event in New York history.) The wall that stood where Wall Street now runs was in fact a wooden stockade, built in 1653, when word reached New Amsterdam of a planned though later aborted, English attack of the city. Atop the view, a monarch, possibly George II, is being presented with the bounty of America. Published the T. C. Lotter, this was the final edition of the very long-lived Jansson-Visscher series of maps. The Jansson map, which served as the template of the general map in the series, was one of the most durable prototypes in the mapping of America. cf. Augustyn/ Cohen, Manhattan in Maps, pp. 46-7; Tooley, America, p. 291, #26a, fourth state.

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        Psalmi Davidici cum exegesi et phraseologia ad textum hebraeum praemisso propylaeo psalmodico in lucem editi a scholis piis Austriae (hebr., graece et lat.)

      Wien, Trattner 1757.. gr.-8°. 8 Bll., CL, 846 S. Tit. in Rot u. Schw., Titelivgn. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit reicher Rückengoldpräg., Tit. gestemp. u. m. hs. Bibliotheksvermerk. Kap. restaur. Seemann 595 - In hebräischer, griechischer und lateinischer Sprache

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        Poesie Del Signor Abate Pietro Metastasio Voll. 1-10 (di 14)

      Stamperia Reale, Torino - Mm 110x175 Disponiamo dei primi 10 volumi (su 14) delle poesie di Pietro Metastasio, rilegatura coeva in pergamena e tagli colorati, impressioni sui dorsi scolorite. Tomo I (1757), pp. CCXIV+13 pagine non numerate+304, contenuto: Dissertazione di Ranieri Calzabigi dell'Accademia di Cortona su le poesie Drammatiche del sig. Abate Pietro Metastasio, Lettera dell'Autore, Artaserse, Adriano di Siria, Demetrio. Tomo secondo, 1757, pp. 440, contenuto: Olimpiade, Issipile, Ezio, Didone abbandonata, Il sogno di Scipione, Il natal di Giove, La danza. Tomo III, 1757, pp. 438, contenuto: La clemenza di Tito, Siroe, Catone in Utica. Demofoonte. Tomo IV, 1757, pp. 470, contenuto: Alessando, Achille in Sciro, Ciro riconosciuto, Temistocle, L'isola disabitata, Le cinesi, Il vero omaggio, Amor prigioniero, Il ciclope. Tomo V, 1757, pp. 461, contenuto: Zenobia, Ipermestra, Antigono, Semiramide, Il re pastore, L'asilo d'amore, La pace fra la virtù e la bellezza. Tomo VI, 1757, pp. 469, contenuto: L'eroe cinese, Attilio Regolo, Nitteti, Il tempio dell'eternità, La contesa dei Numi, Le Grazie vendicate, Il palladio conservato, Il Parnaso accusato e difeso, Astrea placata, Il sogno, Sonetti, Canzonette. Tomo VII, 1757, pp. 431, vecchia firma alla guardia, contenuto: Gioas re di Giuda, Betulia liberata, Sant'Elena al Calvario, Giuseppe riconosciuto, La morte d'Abel, La Passione di Gesù Cristo, Per la festività del Ss. Natale, Isacco figura del Redentore, Epitalami, Le strade della gloria, Cantate. Tomo VIII, 1757, pp. 446, Avviso, Adriano in Siria, Didone abbandonata, Alessandro, Semiramide. Tomo IX, 1757, pp. 422, Avviso, La Galatea, L'Endimione, Gli orti delle esperidi, Il convito degli dei, L'Angelica, La morte di Catone, L'origine delle leggi, Il ratto d'Europa, Ode pel Ss. Natale, Il Giustino, Distribuzione dell'edizione, Tavola delle arie. Tomo X, 1768, pp. 357, contenuto: Alcide al bivio, Il trionfo di Clelia, egeria festa teatrale, Il Parnaso confuso, Il trionfo d'Amore, Romolo ed Ersilia, I voti pubblici, La pubblica felicità, Partenope. Tutti volumi sono in buone condizioni. Sono presenti alcune fioriture e bruniture. SPEDIZIONE IN 24 ORE DALLA CONFERMA DELL'ORDINE. WORLDWIDE DELIVERY

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        Crested Titmouse

      - William Goodall (1757-1844) Watercolor studies of birds Signed bottom center “W. Goodall” 12 1/2” x 7 ½”; 21” x 16” framed

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        Le Decameron de Jean Bocacce

      Londres: [i.e. Paris, Prault], 1757. The most sought after edition. With five engraved title pages (one in each volume). Some slight rubbing to covers, very slight occasional browning and foxing throughout (not affecting plates). Octavo.

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        Danmarks og Norges Oeconomiske Magazin, befattende en Blanding af adskillige velsindede Patrioters indsendte smaae Skrifter, angaaende den muelige Forbedring i Ager=og Have=Dyrkning, Skov=Plantning, Mineral=Brug, Huus=Bygning, Fæe=Avling, Fiskerie, Fabrik=Væsen og deslige. Dennem til Tieneste, som elske almindelig Velfærds Befordring. 8 Bd. (alt som udk.).

      Kiøbenhavn, Godiche, 1757-64. 4to. 4 samt. helldrbd. med rig rygforgyldning og forgyldt skindtitel på rygge. Skindtitlerne med lidt rifter og mangler på et bind, delvist på et andet. Lette slidspor ved kapitæler, men intakte og i ganske fin stand. Et par ark i bd. 3 noget brunplettede, lille hul i bd. 3' titelblad uden tab. Sidste blad i bd. 8 repareret for småhuller. Enkelte plancher løse. 8 kobberstukne titelvignetter. Ca. 3200 pp. og med 20 kobberstukne plancher.. Originaludgaven af den dansk-norske Oplysningstids hovedværk. Som det fremgår af titelbladets undertekst og forordet forstod man med "Oeconomiske Videnskaber", ikke kun 'økonomi' i moderne forstand, men alle de systematiske aktiviteter som kunne komme alle og samfundet til nytte, og hertil krævedes oplysning. Det er klart nok, at forbilledet er Diderot & D'Alembert's store Encyclopædi som startede sin udgivelse i 1751, men i forordet lægges iøvrigt vægt på den hjemlige tradition for oplysning, idet man ser Magazinet som en moderne fortsættelse af Holsts samling "Oeconomia Nova" fra 1649. Således inspireret opfordrede Erik Pontoppidan og Grev A.G. Moltke offentligheden til at indsende skrifter, som kunne fremme sagen. Store bidragydere blev præster rundt omkring i Danmark og Norge og de indsendte ofte deres bidrag anonymt, men vægtige bidragydere blev de to præstebrødre F.C. og O.D. Lütken, som her sammen med Pontoppidan faktisk lagde grunden til en hjemlig økonomisk videnskab. Også geologen Søren Abildgaard er ivrig bidragyder. Samlingen består af ialt 175 afhandlinger af varierende omfang og behandler fiskeri, landbrug, biavl, havedyrkning, minedrift, skovbrug, kvægavl, byggeri etc. etc.. De landbrugsfaglige bidrag lagde grundstenen til de senere landbrugsreformer. - Bibl. Danica II:230

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        Recueil des Côtes maritimes de France sur quatre lieues de large environs, en 50 feuilles.

      rue des Grands-Augustins, vis-à-vis le Panier Fleury 1757 Tirez des meilleures cartes gravées et manuscrittes dédié à Son Altesse Sérénissime M. le Comte de Clermont, 1 vol. in-4 carré cartonnage de l'époque papier dominoté, rue des Grands-Augustins, vis-à-vis le Panier Fleury, Paris, 1757, 2 ff. (titre gravé) avec 51 cartes sur double-page (dont une grande carte dépliante) Exemplaire bien complet des 51 cartes de ce fameux atlas. Etat satisfaisant (cartonnage d'origine usé, anc. mouill. en dos, petit travail de vers affectant légèrement la grande carte dépliante sur pliure, traces d'humidité aux onglets et sur les cartes en pliure centrale en queue).Prix en l'état pour cet exemplaire méritant une restauration de qualité. Français

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        Stirpium praecipuarum littoris et agri Nicaeensis enumeratio methodica, cum elencho aliquot animalium eiusdem maris.

      Parisiis, C.J.B. Bauche, 1757. 8vo. pp. xxii, 255, (3). Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt ornamented spine,sides with gilt borders, sides gilt. First edition. A very fine copy of the first flora of Nice. Allioni was one of the most important botanists of his time and Linnaeus regarded him as one of the 'auctores reformatoris', as is evident from the second edition of the 'Species plantarum'. Stafleu & Cowan 97.

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        Trattato della misura delle fabbriche nel quale oltre la misura di tutte le superficie comuni si dà ancora la misura di tutte le specie di Volte, e d'ogni specie di solido, che possa occorrere nella misura di esse. Con un'Appendice....

      In Venezia, Appresso Giambattista Recurti, 1757. 1757 In-8° (194x128mm), pp. XXXII, 279, (2) di errata, (2) bianche, legatura coeva p. pelle marrone con dorso a nervetti adorno di filetti in oro e di titolo in oro su tassello rosso. Tagli a spruzzo. Sguardie pavonate. Antiporta incisa su rame, un ritratto dell'Alberti inciso da J. Magnini entro ovale a p. pag. dinanzi alla p. IX. 38 tavv. calcografiche f.t., di cui una, l'ultima, ripiegata. Capilettera ornati incisi su rame. Qualche minima fioritura. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di questo importante trattato di stereometria applicata all'architettura, volto ad esporre i metodi per misurare e stimare le quantità e di costi dei materiali per i più diversi spazi e strutture, tra cui i più complessi esempi di volte e di cupole degli edifici del tempo. L'opera, per la sua chiarezza e semplicità, anche grazie alle belle tavole incise in rame, ebbe notevole successo e fu un testo di riferimento per diverse generazioni di ingegneri, rimanendo sempre attuale grazie anche alle ristampe di Perugia (1790) e di Firenze (1822). Numerosi i riferimenti ad architetti e teorici dell'architettura come Sangallo, Jousse, Blondel, Parent, La Hire e Varignon. L'opera contiene un'appendice "del modo di misurare le capacità delle Vasche, Legnaj, Fenili [sic], Grani, ec. Ed in fine alcune Memorie levate dalla Storia della Reale Accademia di Parigi, e tradotte dal Francese attinenti alla misura delle Volte, ad estinguere gl'incendj, misurare le Botti, ed altri simili aderenti alle Fabbriche". L'Alberti (Bologna, 1712-Perugia, 1768) fu ingegnere civile a Bagnacavallo, autore di numerosi scritti di ingegneria e matematica e ideatore di strumenti topografici, tra cui la dioptra monicometrica, precorritrice di strumenti di celerimensura ideati in seguito. Riccardi, I, 1, 16-17: "Può collocarsi fra i migliori trattati di stereometria e voltimetria fino a quei giorni pubblicati". Cicognara, 389. Morazzoni, p. 212. Re, Bibl. Georgica, 74. Poggendorff, I, 23. Fantuzzi, Notizie d. scritt. bolognesi, I, p. 144 e IX, p. 17. De Tipaldo, VIII, p. 80 e 389. Manca a Fowler, Berlin Katalog, e Olschki, Choix.

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        Storia della musica. -

      Bologna, della Volpe, 1757-1781.3 voll. In-folio. M. pergamena del primo '800, dorsi con 2 tasselli e fregi oro. Titoli stampati in rosso e nero entro decorative cornici inc. in rame, antiporta ripiegata con ritratto inc. in rame della regina di Spagna a cui l'opera è dedicata, 2 carte geografiche ripiegate (Grecia ed Asia Minore), 8 grandi tavole ripiegate con musica, 6 tavole inc. in rame con strumenti musicali, maschere e piante di teatri, moltissime testatine, finalini, e vignette n.t.; diversi piccoli ritratti nel vol. III. (2), VIII, 507, (1) pp.; (2), VIII, XX, 375 pp.; XX, 459 pp.; ogni pagina inquadrata da decorativa cornice; ottimo esemplare. Prima ed unica edizione dell'opera più importante del compositore e musicologo bolognese Martini, qui nella più rara e pregiata tiratura in folio. A questa tiratura, considerata un capolavoro dell?arte tipografica italiana del ?700, è stato aggiunto un ritratto della Regina di Spagna, a cui l?opera è dedicata, e una bella bordura silografica intorno al testo di ogni pagina. Martini, uomo dottissimo ed assai stimato da Tartini, Rameau, Gluck e altri noti maestri europei del suo tempo, ebbe tra i suoi tra i suoi vari e importanti allievi anche il giovane Mozart. Canterzani, dalla Volpe, p.1757, 14. Gamba 2343. Eitner VI, 356. Fétis VI, 4-5: «...c'est surtout comme musicien érudit et comme écrivain sur la musique qu'il s'est fait la réputation européenne qui est encore attachée à son nom...». Brunet III, 1502: «Le 1er vol. de ce savant ouvrage traite de la musique des Hébreux et des autres anc. peuples orientaux; le 2e et 3e de celle des Grecs». The only edition of a landmark in music history, here in the much finer and rarer folio issue, a masterpiece of 18th century Italian book art for the added woodcut border on each page; also the portrait of the Queen of Spain is only in this issue. Titels printed in red and black within engr. borders, folding plate with engr. portrait of the Queen of Spain to whom the work is dedicated, 2 engr. folding maps (Greece and Asia Minor), 8 folding plates with typeset music, 6 engr. plates, and a great number of historiated head and tail-pieces and text vignettes; many small oval portraits in vol. III. A very fine copy bound in early 19th century half vellum, leather labels on spines.

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        Obras de Lorenzo Gracián.

      Barcelona, en la Imprenta de Maria Angela Martì y Galì Viuda, en la plaza de San Jayme, vendese en su Casa, y en las de Carlos Sapera, Jayme Osset, Francisco Surià y a sus costas, 1757. Dos volúmenes en 4to.; 4 hs., 531 pp., 6 hs. + 4 hs., 575 pp., 4 hs. En el tomo primero aparecen rastros de polilla en los márgenes y afectando una línea de texto desde la pp. 507 al final . Encuadernación de época en pergamino. La primera edición de las «Obras» completas apareció en Madrid en 1664 y siguió publicándose ininterrumpidamente en diversos lugares y con distinta suerte. La presente serie barcelonesa, que se inicia entre 1700 y 1705, es una de las más aceptables y acabadas.

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        Bibliotheca juris canonico-civilis practica, seu repertorium quaestionum magis practicarum in vtroque jure etiam animae, omnibus in vtroque foro versantibus atque animarum curam exercentibus?.

      Modesti Fentii 1757 - 1758 Studio ac opera concinnatum Francisci Antonii Begnudelli Bassi - in 4° - pp.LXXVI + 468; LX + 372; LXXXII + 543; XLVIII + 476 - Pergamena - Quattro volumi - Marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio - Testo in latino - Legatura coeva - Front. stampato in rosso e nero al primo volume - Raro - Esemplari sciupati. Pergamene danneggiate con mancanze. Strappo con rilevante mancanza al frontespizio del vol II.. Fioriture sparse e macchie d'umido. False pieghe al alcune pagine - BEGNUDELLI Basso Francesco Antonio. - Discendente da una nobile famiglia trentina, nacque a Dresin Val di Non, nel 1644 0 1645. Per intercessione della regina Cristina di Svezia fu ammesso nel 1664 al Collegio germanico dì Roma, dove ricevette gli ordini sacri, contro il volere del padre Antonio che lo aveva richiamato a Trento dopo la morte del fratello - e si addottorò in teologia. Tornato a Trento nel 1670, fu nominato vicario generale di quella diocesi intorno al 1677. Ottenuta nel 1679 una prebenda presso la chiesa cattedrale di Frisinga, si stabilì in quella città, ove fu consigliere spirituale dal 1690, e in seguito canonico capitolare del duomo. Nel 1695 divenuto vescovo di Frisinga Johan Franz Ecker, fu da lui nominato vicario generale il 23 luglio del 1696. Si ha notizia di una dotta prolusione inaugurale letta dal B. per la fondazione del ginnasio benedettino di Frisinga. Ricordato come uomo di grande pietà e dottrina, morì a Frisinga il 9 ott. 1713 e fu sepolto nel sacello di S. Giovanni Battista, da lui fatto erigere nella chiesa cattedrale.Unica sua opera la Bibliotheca Iuris Canonico-Civilis practica, seu repertoriu quaestionum magis practicarum in utroque iure, in quattro volumi in folio, che per più d'un secolo incontrò notevole fortuna: edita nel 1712 a Frisinga (sembra da escludere una prima edizione a Colonia nel 1707), fu ristampata a Ginevra nel 1747, e ancora nel 1758 (Modena-Venezia).La Bibliotheca appare come una trattazione, ordinata con criterio lessicografico, dell'intero diritto civile e canonico: in sostanza, all'interno d'ogni lemma, che comincia di solito con una breve definizione, la materia è esposta m quaestiones di più frequente interesse pratico, risolte, secondo le opinioni dei giuristi e teologi più famosi in quel tempo. L'interesse del B. è principalmente volto a quei temi in merito ai quali sorgono di solito conflitti di giurisdizione, o è comunque controverso l'esercizio del potere giurisdizionale secolare o ecclesiastico (es.: voce rebellis).Il fine dell'opera, concepita palesemente per l'uso dei pratici, si rivela sia nell'ampio sviluppo d'una minuziosa casistica, sia nell'elencazione di documenti, atti, decreti pontifici, riportati a scopo è semplificativo. Il B. esamina dettagliatamente, nei loro singoli aspetti, istituti di formazione relativamente recente e di l arga applicazione pratica: scarsa è infatti in lui l'esigenza di sistematicità e di proporzione nello svolgimento di argomenti che pur presenterebbero notevole, , interesse teorico (ad esempio la rubrica ius patronatus occupa gran parte della voce ius).Chiaramente ispirandosi all'opera di A. Barbosa, il B. rivela, nella scelta delle fonti dottrinarie 'citate, un'ottima conoscenza della letteratura giuridica del suo tempo, e delle opinioni dei più illustri maestri dell'età del diritto comune, in specie di Bartolo e di Baldo. Ciò non gli impedisce di allontanarsi dalle visuali tradizionali nell'esame di temi più diffusamente sentiti in ambiente germanico.La formazione e gli intenti del B. teologo acquistano particolare risalto quind'egli affronta problemi che investono la posizione della Curia romana nella Chiesa universale: si torna così a sostenere (voce: papa)l'antica tesi che attribuiva al pontefice "omnem imperium tam in spiritualibus quam in temporalibus", pur riservandone l'ordinario exercitium all'imperatore; è ricordata altresì la più recente dottrina della potestà della Chiesa quoad temporalia come indiretta, da esercitarsi cioè soltanto se necessaria all'attuazione del bonum regimen quoad spiritualia.Il problema della possibilità che il papa cada in errore o professi eresia, è risolto dal B. con l'affermazione dell'infallibilità del pontefice in materia di fede e di costumi.

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