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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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        Elementa physiologiae corporis humani

      Lausanne, 1757 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Lausanne: Marc-Michel Bousquet (Vol. I), Sigismund d&#39;Arnay (Vol. II), Francois Grasset (Vol. III-V); Bern: Antoine Chapuis, Societe Typographique (Vol. VI-VII); Leiden: Cornelis Haak (Vol. VIII), 1757-66. 8 vols. 4to (25.5x20cm). Portrait frontispiece by Pierre Francois Tardieu, 5 engr. plates plus 2 large vignettes. Title printed in red and black, each with 2 different vignettes. [4], xii, 520 pp.; [5], 497 pp.; title, 492 pp.; title, xi, 596 pp.; viii, 646 pp.; xvi, 639 pp.; xiv, 576, 201 pp.; xxiv, 467, 348 pp. Contemp. calf, slightly worn, some repair to spines; spines gilt, with moroco labels. A very nice set in a uniform binding. ---- <br><br> Garrison-M. 588; Norman 975; Waller 4007; Osler 1148; Wellcome III 199; Steinke u.a., Bibliographia Halleriana, 423; Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates, 886; Buess, Zur Entstehung der Elementa Physiologiae A. Hallers, in: Gesnerus XV (1958), S. 17ff.; Toellner, A. von Haller, in: Klassiker der Medizin I (1991), S. 245f.; Sigerist, Grosse Aerzte, 149. - Monumental work by the Bernese physician, poet and polymath whose forte was physiological experimentation. The voluminous Elementa physiologiae, offering the sum of his medical researches, describes the advances in physiology made since the time of William Harvey, enriched with Haller&#39;s own experimental researches at the university of Göttingen. He made physiology an independent subject. Previously it had been united with anatomy and medicine; Haller made it a subject to be studied for its own sake. It is the vast collection of facts and results combined with a cautious use of hypotheses that is characteristic for Haller&#39;s Elementa. As a magistral and extensive exposition of physiology it served as a standard reference book into the early 19th century. The first volume appeared in October 1757 published by the Geneva born Lausanne publisher Bousquet in 3&#39;000 copies. Due to disagreements between author and publisher(s) the imprint of further volumes changed, vols. II-III were published by Sigismund d&#39;Arnay (II-III), respectively by Francois Grasset (IV-V). The final three volumes were printed by Antoine Chapuis in Lausanne for the Typographical Society in Berne, founded by Vinzenz Bernhard von Tscharner in 1758. Apart of a German translation in 1777-78 a revised second Latin edition appeared under the new title: De partium corporis humani praecipuarum fabrica et functionibus in Bern..

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        Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii, in America Septentrionali siti, delineatio cura et sumtibus Tob. Conr. Lotteri, Sac. Caes. Maj. Geographi August. Vind. Cum Gratia et Privil. S.R.I. Vicariat in part, Rheni, Sveviae, et Juris Franconici

      Ca. 1757.. Very good condition. Copper engraved hand colored map of the American east coast, with an inset view of New York City, here "Neu Jorck sive Neu Amsterdam". This is the important fourth state showing the city of Boston for the first time. Here it is spelled "Briston"; later states will correct the spelling. The map has the Lotter imprint; Lotter continued the map making business following the death of Matthias Seutter, his father in law. The cartouche has a scene of natives and gods presenting gifts to a seated monarch. The view of New York, one of the earliest, shows the city with the southern end of Manhattan at the extreme right, and a small fence which will eventually become the wall of Wall Street. The Delaware river is shown correctly as separate from the Hudson River, and the boundaries of Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are now shown with printed lines, rather than the previous practice, which was to leave the boundaries up to the map colorist. With native American tribes & villages, many animals, wild and domesticated. 23 x 20". Good impression, vivid original color. Tooley, The Mapping of America, p292, #26a

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        THE RUINS OF BALBEC. Otherwise Heliopolis In Coelosyria

      Published by the Author. 1757. FIRST EDITION. Folio. (21.3 x 15.2 inches). Blank, Title-page, 28pp of text and 46 finely engraved plates, (including 11 double-page and folding) printed on 47 sheets. A tall, wide margined copy with the text and plates all crisp and clean. Finely bound in late 20th century period style half mid brown sprinkled calf. Spine with raised bands. Compartment top and bottoms double ruled in gilt. Gilt lettering. Marbled paper on boards and endpapers. A lovely clean and tall copy of this impressive book. The plates, engraved by P. Fourdrinier and Thomas Major after drawings by Borra, are all good strong impressions. Fowler 444.

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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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        "AN EXTENSIVE WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES BY A FORD" (Oil on Canvas)

      1757 Oil on Canvas. Condition Report: The canvas has been relined, and does not appear to have suffered any major damages. The paint surface, which been quite recently cleaned and varnished, is in very good condition. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a couple of dots of retouching. Signed and dated lower left: Vollerdt. fe. 1757. // Johann Christian Vollerdt specialized in tasteful pastiches of painters of the century of Rembrandt. He was the pupil of Alexander Thiele and studied the colouring of the Dutch masters of the previous century in the collections of the Electoral Gallery in Dresden. His first works were mostly inspired by Griffier; for instance, "View on the Border of the Rhine" (Bordeaux, Musée des Beaux-Arts, n. 156). He worked mostly in the Northern Germany and was given numerous commissions by Prussian and Saxon art lovers. Among his most interesting landscapes are those at the Museo Civico Correr in Venice and at the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden. HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Essai Géographique sur les Isles Britanniques

      A Paris, de l&#146;Imprimerie de Didot, 1757. 4to. pp. [vi], 471, [i] + finely engraved additional title within an elegant rococco border, title vignette, 5 maps (hand-coloured in outline) and 35 vignette views and plans of British towns and harbours, occasional trivial spotting but in general a crisp and clean example; contemporary speckled calf, rubbed and worn but sound, sometime rebacked preserving original spine. 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. The present work is divided into three parts: a geographical description of the three kingdoms; a description of the coasts, harbours, soundings etc; an analysis of the maps. The work attracted the early attention of antiquary Richard Gough (British Topography, 1780): &#147;Bellin observes thta the French maps of England are worth very little; he made use of Collins&#146;s Great Britain&#146;s Coasting Pilot [the routier is an almost verbatim translation of Collins&#146;s text] Moll&#146;s maps, Speed&#146;s Theatre, Morden&#146;s county maps, Kitchin and Jefferys&#146; small English Atlas, 1751, Bowen&#146;s maps in the System of geographym, and Jefferys&#146; six-sheet map, which, he says, proves the want of exactness in all. [...] for want of sufficient materials, he considers it only as an essay, though the first of the kind. By the affectation peculiar to his countrymen, or the negligence of his printer, he has given directions scarce intelligible to us, though copied from English guides&#148;. The need for a work of this nature - at the height of the Seven Years&#146; War and with the real possibility of a French invasion - will be readily apparent; however, the quality of engraving and printing is as superb as one might expect.

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        Geschichte des Herzogthums Würtenberg und dessen angränzender Gebiethe und Gegenden, nach den merkwürdigsten Veränderungen in Staats- Kirchen- und Burgerlichen Wesen von den ältesten Zeiten bis auf das Jahr Christi 1260

      Tübingen, Schramm 1757.. gr.-8°. 11 Bll., 714 S. u. 11 Bll. (Register). Tit. in Rot- Schwarz m. Vign. Mit 32 (dav. 21 gefalt.) Kupfertaf. (1 Taf. ohne Nr.), Textholzschnitte. HLdr. d. Zt. Stellenw. gebräunt. 2 Taf. m. Einriß im Falz, sonst gut erhalten. EA Heyd I, 129; ADB XXX, 409 - Christian Friedrich Sattler (1705-1785 Stuttgart), "der felißge Darsteller der württembergischen Geschichte".

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        Il Decamerone di M. Giovanni Boccaccio...

      Londra [i.e. Paris: Prault], 1757-[1761]. Five volumes: 116 plates incl. frontispiece and engraved title-pages; 97 tailpieces; 21 cm. Although the title-pages are all dated 1757, some of the tailpieces in vols. 2-5 are dated between 1758-61. Title-pages, plates, head- and tailpieces engraved after designs mostly by Gravelot [i.e. Hubert Francis Bourguignon] but also by Boucher, Cochin & Eisen. The plates are in final state, after letters, and without the "paraphe" on verso--cf. Cohen, Guide de l'amateur, 5. d., 1886, col. 69-70. Pareni , Luoghi di Stampa Falsi p. 117; Ray "French" 15. Bound in contemporary full speckled olive leather, rebacked. Stock#OB719.

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        Travels In Egypt And Nubia

      London: Lockyer Davis & Charles Reymers, 1757. 1st Edition. 3/4 Leather. Vg. 8vo. 2 volumes in one xl;154;232;[6] seven folding plates and map. front joint a little weak but holding. This is the first 8vo edition. There was a folio edition the same year with 162 plates. There is a small piece torn from 10 text leaves at rhe bottom of the pages with loss of a few words at the bottom of each page

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        L'Ingénieur de Campagne, ou Traité de la fortification passagère. Par M. le Chevalier de Clairac, Brigadier des Armées du Roi, Ingénieur en chef à Bergues-Saint-Vinock. Seconde édition.

      À Paris, chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1757, - in-4, XXIV-248 pp., planches dépl., veau blond marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Manques aux coiffes, mors fendus, coupes inférieures usées, coins inférieurs rognés.Seconde édition de ce traité d'architecture militaire de référence orné de 36 planches dépliantes gravées par Ch. Riolet dont les plans de Naterberg, du château d'O et de Pilsting, en Bavière, de Spire, du camp de Nordheim, de la bataille de Fontenoy, etc. Si l'art de fortifier les places de guerre est ce qu'il y a de plus essentiel et de plus brillant pour un ingénieur, dit Clairac, une armée retranchée avec intelligence peut aussi couvrir un pays, suppléer au nombre, arrêter un ennemi supérieur ou l'obliger à combattre avec désavantage. Aux maximes générales de la fortification, il en ajoute quelques-unes propres aux ouvrages de campagne. Les redoutes et les fortins doivent renfermer ou embrasser à développement égal, le plus de terrain qu'il est possible, eu égard aux circonstances, pour que leurs occupants man&#156;uvrent plus commodément. Les redoutes ont montré leur utilité à Fontenoy. Rejoignant Folard et Maurice de Saxe, Clairac reconnaît que "quand l'ennemi est proche, sur-tout en colonnes, le feu direct l'arrête rarement". Il détaille ensuite différents types de fortifications de campagne : les forts, les têtes de pont, la manière de fortifier un cimetière, une église, un vieux château, un bourg. Il évoque les camps retranchés, les ouvrages à faire un jour de bataille, l'utilisation de l'inondation, etc. Louis-André de La Mamie, chevalier de Clairac (1690-1752) a servi six ans dans l'infanterie avant d'être reçu comme ingénieur en 1712. Il participe à de nombreux sièges pendant les guerres de succession d'Espagne, de Pologne et d'Autriche. Il termine comme brigadier du corps et commandant du fort François à Bergues. Colson, 68. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de feu M. Cochin, Ecuyer, avocat au Parlement, Contenant le Recueil des ses Memoires et Consultations [6 volumes]

      Paris: Chez Durand. 1757. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F New Edition. H Full Leather. Very Good. 6 volumes, complete as issued. Attractively bound in full period brown polished calf, spines with raised bands, twin red morocco spine labels, and elaborate gilt floral tooling within gilt-tooled compartments (some rubbing to spines, boards, and corners; volume I lacks a spine label; volume VI has a stain to front cover just touching spine; traces of foxing). Henri Cochin, French lawyer (1687-1747), addressed this work to the Grand Parliament and the lawyers of his era.

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        Versuche in der Geschichte der Stadt Paris. Aus dem Französischen (von Daniel Gotthold Joseph Hübler)

      Kopenhagen, Mumme 1757 - 1765.. 5 Tle. in 1 Band. 176 S., SS. (177)-295, 156 S., 206 S., 104 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Fromm V, 23041. - Decken etwas beschabt. Titelblatt des ersten Teils etwas knittrig. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar der in der deutschen Übersetzung nicht häufigen Pariser Stadtgeschichte!

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        Gentleman&#39;s Magazine and Historical Chronicle (January to December. 1757)

      London.: D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John&#39;s Gate.. Volume XXVII.. 1757.. Bound volume in leather binding (spine perished; replaced with fabric, covers badly worn, the front cover and spine separated from the text block.); 8.75 x 5.25 inches; title page and preface; 608 pp including Supplement, followed by unpaginated Index (listing Essays, Poetry, Names, etc. included in the 12 issues). Ex-library with bookplate on inside front cover, perforated stamp on title page and stamped number with withdrawn stamp in lower margin of preface page. Pages 423 thru 436 are loose in binding. Pages 177 thru 180 are MISSING. In sum: a book the binding of which has not aged well; however, the contents are in remarkably clean shape with some offsetting. There are a few plates missing, and the "Map of that part of America, which was the seat of war in the years 1755 and 1756." A chief feature of the volume is the numerous engraved copperplate maps. They are listed, with sheet size, as follows: 1) A Physical Planisphere wherein are represented all the known Lands and Seas wth. the Great Chains of Mountains wch. traverse the Globe from the North Pole. Adapted to Monsr: Buache&#39;s Memoire Read at the R. Academy of Sciences (14 x 12.25 inches); very clean; short marginal tears; 2) The Seat of WAR in the Circle of Westphalia (8.25 x 10.5 inches with very light off-set on one fold); 3) "A Draught of the Road and Harbour of Brest with the Adjacent Coast" (8.25 x 18 inches); 3) "Map of the Several Countries thro&#39; which the Russians are to Pass in their March to Prussia" (8.25 x 10.25) Baltic Countries i.e. Pomerania, Prussia, Courland, Livonia etc. 4) Map of the Mouths of the Ganges in the Bay of Bengal shewing the English Settlements lately Destroy&#39;d by the Nabob of that Province (8.25 x 5 inches); 5) A map of the Coast of France from Rochelle & Rochfort with the Island of Ree Oleron & Aix (8.25 x 5.5); 6) Upper Saxony Comprehending that Part of Germany which is the Present Seat of War (8.25 x 11 inches); 7) A New Map of England and Wales by Thos. Jeffreys Geographer to his royal Highness the Prince of Wales (17 x 15 inches; two very short tears to margin, otherwise excellent); A Map of the Island of Corsica (8 x 4 inches, considerable offsetting from facing page). The volume also includes a folding plate of the Temple of the Eight Winds; three plates of shells; one plate of ancient coins; a folding plate of Two Imperfect Roman Alters discovered near Carlisle, and two other plates of arcane interest. Unusual is the page denoting "A Chinese Air," a transcription of what is thought to have been "the earliest Chinese music performance in the West" (See Early Music, September 29, 2010). Overall, a volume of considerable interest in need of rebinding; however, contents in remarkably good condition. .

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        HISTOIRE DU PARAGUAY

      Paris. 1757.. Six volumes. Seven folding maps. 12mo. Original mottled calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Some minor wear to bindings. Contemporary ownership notation on each titlepage; in first volume ownership inscription has been crossed out. Internally clean. Near fine. The first edition, in quarto format, appeared the year prior to this, in 1756. "The most complete and satisfactory work on Paraguay, and the only one in which the vast system of the Jesuits is fully developed..." - Maggs. Father Charlevoix, himself a Jesuit, traveled extensively in the New World and wrote influential histories, in addition to this one, on Japan, Canada, and the Antilles. Herein he describes the colonization of the South American heartland. COX II, p.282. BORBA DE MORAES, p.156. SABIN 12130. LeCLERC 1880. PALAU 67167.

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        Recueil des Piéces qui ont concourru pour le Prix de l&#39;Académie Royale de Chirurgie

      Five vols. Large 4to, early 19th century calf, sides & spines nicely gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: 1757-88. A very important collection. With Vol. IV the title becomes Mémoires sur les Sujets proposés pour le Prix de.... A mixed set from various editions. A very attractive collection in handsome state, from the library of François-Joseph Moreau (1789-1862), the well-known obstetrician-gynecologist and a highly regarded professor of these subjects (see Hirsch, IV, p. 260). .

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        BREVE DISCURSO SOBRE OS COMETAS,

      - EM QUE SE MOSTRA A SUA natureza, sua duraçaõ, seu movimento, sua influencia, e a sus Regiaõ &c. ESCRITO Por B. M. LISBOA: Na Officina de FRANCISCO BORGES DE SOUSA. Anno de 1757. In 4º (de 18x14 cm) com 21, (ii) pags. Encadernação do sà c. xx em percalina. Ilustrado com vinhetas e capitulares xilográficas decorativas. Exemplar com tÃtulo de posse da à poca manuscrito na margem da folha de rosto. Obra sobre os fenà menos astronà micos, e ainda outros fenà menos atmosfà ricos, que tiveram uma intensa actividade durante o perÃodo do Terramoto de 1755, como à atestado por outras obras da mesma à poca, tal como afirma Gaston R. Demarà e. Inocêncio I, 350: â??Padre Bento Morganti, Presbytero secular, Licenceado em Canones pela Univ. de Coimbra, e Beneficiado na Basilica de S. Maria de Lisboa. Nasceu em Roma, em 1709, sendo filho de Lourenço Morganti, natural de Lucca, e de D. Clara dâ??Azevedo, natural de Coimbra. A data do seu falecimento à ainda desconhecida. Breve discurso sobre os cometas, em que se mostra a sua natureza sua duração, seu nascimento etc. Lisboa, na Off. de Francisco Borges de Sousa 1757. 4.o de 21 pag. (Sahiu com as iniciaes do seu nome B. M.) Binding: 20th Century sinthetic finishing. Illustrated with vignettes and decorative capital letters. Copy with comtemporary marginal ownerships at title page. A work on astronomical phaenomena as well as athmospherical phaenomena, which ocurred sistematically before and after the earthquake of Lisbon, in 1755, as it is reported on other contemporary works, and mentioned by Gaston R. Demarà e. Veja/ See: Sulphurous exhalation after earthquake. Gaston R. Demarà e: â??the accounts of the fatal earthquake of Lisbon containing evidence of â??meteoricâ?? appearances were steadily interpreted by their authors either as observations in line with Aristotleâ??s â??Meteorologicaâ?? or as prognostications from the Bible. Nevertheless, other accounts testify to the emerging new vision of scientific ideas in the spirit of the Enlightenment. â?¦. Some of its appearances were noticed all over Europe and are known as â??Dry Fogsâ??. The dry fogs could have the appearance of dark black clouds providing a most dreadful impressions. It was quite evident that the appearance of such a cloud was interpreted of the worstâ??. Location/localizacao: raros

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        Astronomien, uppå sir Isaac Newtons grundsatser, lätt och begriplig gjord för dem, som ej studerat mathematiken.

      Öfwersatt ifrån andra engelska uplagan, af år 1757. Strängnäs, L. A. Collin, 1771. 8:o. (2),LX,(2),331,(10) s. & 10 utvikbara grav. plr. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, ljusbrun titeletikett i glättad papp och stänkta snitt. Främre falsen med några minimala maskhål. Främre pärmhörnen lite stukade. Ngt småsolkig på sina håll, t.ex. på s. LIV-LV. Liten fuktfläck i övre marginalen på s. 113-28 och en rostfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 177-78.. Översättningen gjord av Erik Wasberg, förordet skrivet av Jacob Serenius och anmärkningar av Pehr Wargentin. De fina planscherna graverades av Carl Bergqvist. James Ferguson (1710-76) gav 1756 ut "Astronomy explained upon sir Isaac Newton's Principles", som fick stor spridning. Under den här tiden dyrkades astronomin av akademiskt bildade personer i landsorten - läroverkslärare, enstaka prostar och kyrkoherdar. Ett exempel på detta var komministern i Länna, Strängnäs stift, Erik Wasberg, som vid kalas i socknen underhåll bönderna med berättelser om stjärnhimlens under. Föreliggande arbete gav han ut med stöd av biskopen och Wargentin och det blev den första populära astronomiboken på svenska. Wasberg tillverkade även ett slags planetarium som forslades till Stockholm och uppställdes i Vetenskapsakademiens förmak

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        The Works of... in eight volumes. Collated with the oldest copies, and Corrected: With Notes, Explanatory, and Critical: by Mr. Theobald

      London: Printed for C. Hitch [et al], 1757. . Eight volumes, 12mo. Printed frontispiece and 36 plates - one per play. One gathering slightly proud in volume I with the fly title to A Midsummer Night&#146;s Dream lacking, some mostly marginal worming at the beginning and end of several volumes, marginal loss to two leaves - with only very slight loss of text in one instance, one other leaf with a closed tear, contemporary signatures to titles and the first fly title in each volume with one set crossed out. Contemporary dappled calf, gilt spines with orange labels, some very light wear to extremities, minor loss to foot of one spine otherwise a handsome set. Theobald&#146;s &#147;Shakespeare Restored&#148; appeared in 1726, correcting Pope&#146;s edition of the previous year. It provoked much controversy - Pope appropriated most of Theobald&#146;s work in his second edition and later attacked him in his &#147;Dunciad&#148;. Theobald&#146;s own edition of Shakespeare was first published in 1733 and remains a valuable work - &#147;It would not be too much to say that the text of Shakespeare owes more to Theobald than to any other editor. Many desperate corruptions were rectified by him, and in the union of learning, critical acumen, tact, and good sense he has perhaps no equal among Shakespearean commentators&#148; (DNB). Jaggard p501. A second edition of Theobald appeared in 1740 with another issue in 1752 before this one. Jaggard notes no major differences between this set and the 1740 second edition except for the addition of Shakespeare&#146;s will to the first volume, which had been included in the 1752 edition for the first time.

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        The universal dictionary of trade and commerce. Translated from the French of Monsieur Savary&#133;with large additions and improvements by Malachy Postlethwayt

      London: J. & P. Knapton. 1757. Second edition in English, 2 volumes, folio, pp. [6], v-xxviii, [2], 1017 (Knapton ads verso); [8], 856; 26 folding letterpress tables; 24 folding maps engraved by Thomas Kitchen, R.W. Seale, and others, all dated 1755 (7 relating to America); engraved allegorical frontispiece, engraved vignette titles printed in red and black, 20th century calf-backed marbled boards, red and green morocco labels on spines; maps with a few short tears at the folds, but generally a very good, sound copy. This copy with an interesting American provenance: on the recto of the frontispiece in each volume is the note "Bought of James Tiley Dec. 1780, 2 vols. - cost 2 dollars hard money," and a subsequent inscription of "Samuel Pitkin&#39;s, 2 volumes Bot: of Aaron Gailord 1798." Postlethwayt (1707-1767), a prolific writer on economic matters, spent 20 years translating and improving the work of Jacques Savary des Bruslon which was first published in Paris, 1723-30. Sabin 77276; Lowndes, p. 1931; Kress 5157.

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        Mes Réveries. Ouvrage Posthume...Augmenté d&#39;une Histoire Abrégée de sa Vie, et de Différentes Pièces qui y ont Rapport

      Desaint et Saillant, Durand, Amsterdam et Leipzig, 1757. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in contemporary acid calf, hinges starting to split at spine ends on volume 1. Modest wear at edges and bumping to corners, a few tiny wormholes to the spines. Complete with 84 plates of formations, costume, and tactics, many folding, with occasional light foxing and small stains to the edges of a few plates, but generally bright and clean. 3 with color. Brunet V, 174. Mennessier de la Lance 494. Size: Quarto (4to). 2-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040139. .

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        THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW-YORK, FROM THE FIRST DISCOVERY TO THE YEAR 1732

      London. 1757.. xii,255pp. plus folding plate. Quarto. Expertly bound to style in three- quarter 18th-century calf over 18th-century marbled paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco label. Very good. William Smith was a graduate of Yale who became a distinguished New York lawyer, and later justice of the province. He was involved in a number of major land litigation cases in colonial New York, and it is likely that because of this he and Holland would have become closely acquainted. A Loyalist during the Revolution, Smith moved to Canada upon its conclusion and there became a chief justice as well. This history covers the period up to 1736. He wrote a continuation which remained in manuscript form until it was published by the New-York Historical Society in 1826. "One of the worthiest examples of historical literature produced in later colonial times" - Larned. An important early history of New York. Howes rates this large paper edition a "d." This is only the second large paper copy of the work we have encountered. HOWES S703, "d" (the large paper issue). STREETER SALE 871. CHURCH 1023. SABIN 84566.

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        The History of the Province of New-York, from the First Discovery to the Year 1732

      1757. Quarto. (11 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches). xii,255pp. plus folding plate. Expertly bound to style in half 18th century calf, over 18th century marble paper boards, spine simply gilt in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece. One of the very rare large paper issues of the first edition of the first history of New York. William Smith was a graduate of Yale, became a distinguished New York lawyer, and later justice of the province. He was involved in a number of major land litigation cases in colonial New York, and it is likely that because of this he and Holland would have become closely acquainted. A Loyalist during the Revolution, Smith moved to Canada upon its conclusion and there became a chief justice as well. This history covers the period up to 1736. An important early history of New York. Howes rates the large paper edition a "d." This is only the second large paper copy of the work we have encountered. Howes S703, "d" (for the large paper issue). Streeter Sale 871. Church 1023. Sabin 84566.

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        A New History of the East-Indies, Ancient and Modern. Volume I containing the Chorography, natural history, religion, government, manners and customs, revolutions &c of those countries

      London.: Dodsley.. 1757.. 2 volumes. Volume I: Folding Kitchin map, [4] + 480pp, delightful wood engraved headpiece above the first chapter. Volume II: Folding Kitchin map, [4] + 595pp. Both volumes bound in a considerably worn full leather binding, repaired along upper hinge, upper cover detached, title label on spine missing both volumes, modern endpapers, neat stamp of a prior owner front free endpaper, lower portion of last leaves and upper corner of first leaves little stained, some browning throughout. Two closed tears on map, lower half of map stained volume I. Fore edges stained, folding map little browned. Attractively presented in a cloth slip case lettered in gilt on the spine. This work concentrates mainly on India but includes some material on other regions including Malacca, Sumatra, Borneo and Ceylon. The first volume, which was translated from the French of Abbe de Guyon, discusses the history, geography and habits of the peoples of the regions and the majority of the second volume, which was originally written in English, concentrates on trade between the various European powers and the regions. Included in this second volume is an account of the French India Company by Abbe de Guyon. Scarce. .

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        Observations in Husbandry

      Fine frontis. port. of the author. xvi, 450, [2] pp., one leaf of errata. Large 4to, cont. calf, double gilt fillet round sides, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed by J. Hughs, 1757. First edition, and a lovely copy, of one of the 18th-century classics of English husbandry. Lisle (1666?-1722), who lived at Crux-Easton in Hampshire and had estates in Wiltshire and in the Isle of Wight, assiduously gathered information from the leading farmers of all aspects of husbandry. While not an innovator but an intelligent and careful observer, he later added comments based on his own experience. Thomas Lisle, the author&#39;s son, reworked his father&#39;s materials and, using them, published the present work. Some of the chapter headings include plowing, sowing, manuring, pastures, the garden, water and waters, etc. There is an interesting chapter on the varieties of ploughs and Lisle has provided a two-page glossary of technical terms. The handsome frontispiece portrait of Lisle, framed by wheat sheaves and autumnal fruits above a composite vignette of agricultural tools, is particularly fine. Very fine copy. There was a second edition published in two octavo volumes in the same year. Engraved armorial bookplate of Thomas Hall Esqr. &#10087; Fussell, The Old English Farming Books from Fitzherbert to Tull 1523 to 1730, pp. 94-95-"It tells how farming was done by named farmers living in specified places." .

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        Memorie per servire alla storia della casa di Brandeburgo : Continuate fino a tutto l&#39;anno 1756

      Lucca : Vincenzo Giuntini, 1757. 1st Edition. Description: xi, 333p. 20cm. Subjects: Casa di Brandeburgo -- House of Brandenburg -- History -- until 1756. Language: Italian. Includes "Indice delle vite de personaggi contenute in queste memorie" and "Errori Correzioni" in final 3 leaves. Good copy bound in contemporary paper-covered boards. Spine title in ms, with small ms inscription to front panel. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and worn as with age, with small nicks to the spine (probable cord binding marks.) Rough-trimmed page edges.

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        Institutum Societatis Jesu, Auctoriate Congregationis Generalis XVII

      Pragae [Prague]: Typis Universitatis Carolo-Ferdinandeae in Collegio Societatis Jesu Ad. S. Clementem, 1757. Leather Bound. Near Fine. 2 vols. 8 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches. Vol. 1: 1 ffep + half title + title + 1 - 260 + 7 unnumbered pages + 261 - 644, lacks numbering for 645-46 but collates + 647-696 + 4 unnumbered pages + 697 - 790 + 1 rfep. Vol. 2: Ownership inscription "Collegia Soc. Jesu Confluentia" to front pastedown, 1 ffep + half title + title + 473 numbered pages + 169 unnumbered pages. Both volumes with numerous decorative capitals and printer&#39;s devices of styles and methods ranging from post-incunabula to baroque engraving. All page edges rouged. Bound in contemporary white blindstamped goatskin with 2 (of 4) engraved fore-edge clasps. Spines with four raised bands and red spine label with gilt "Institut Societ Jes Tom [number]. A fine and unusual tour de force of Jesuit and printing history, includes excellent example of St. Ignatius of Loyola&#39;s Spiritual Exercises and mentions of missions in Canada, Brazil, and Japan, among others. A rare imprint.

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        The History of the Saracens. Containing the lives of [.] the immediate successors of Mahomet. Giving an account of their most remarkable battles, sieges, &c. particularly those of Aleppo, Antioch, Damascus, Alexandria, and Jerusalem. Illustrating the religion, rites, customs, and manner of living of that warlike people. The third edition.

      Cambridge, for Anne Ockley by permission of Henry Lintot, 1757. - 8vo. 2 vols. (4), XXI, (29), 80, 339, (21) pp. (4), LVIII, 325, (3), (327)-356, (12) pp. With a folding engr. plate. Contemp. calf; modern spines with giltstamped labels. All edges red. Third edition of this classic and influential work, first published in 1708. Ockley (1678-1720) was Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. "The importance of Ockley's work in relation to the progress of oriental studies cannot be overestimated [.] Ockley for the first time made the history of the early Saracen conquests attractive to the general reader, and stimulated the student to further research. [The 'History'] became a secondary classic, and formed for generations the main source of the average notions of early Mohammedan history" (DNB XLI, 364). The plate shows the Kaaba at Mecca, engraved after a drawing preserved in a manuscript in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. The manuscript, which formed the basis of Ockley's work, is now known as the &#145;Futûh esh-Sham by pseudo-Waqidi. - Browned and brownstained throughout. From the library of the British philosopher of religion, David Arthur Pailin (b. 1936), with his bookplate; also with engr. bookplate of Robert Fellowes (of Shotesham/Shottesham, Norfolk, d. 1869?). OCLC 6595742. BM 174, p. 334.

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        Accurata et Novissima Repraesentatio Ichnographica Hannoverae . . .

      Augsburg 1757 - Three decorative cartouches are found in the upper left, upper right and lower left., Size : 490x570 (mm), 19.25x22.375 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England

      1757. [Jacob, Giles (1686-1744)]. Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England in a New and Instructive Method, Under the Following Heads, Viz. I. Of Actions and Remedies, Writs, Process, Arrests, and Bail. II. Of Courts, Attornies and Solicitors Therein, Juries, Witnesses, Trials, Executions, &c. III. Of Estates and Property in Lands and Goods, and How Acquired; Ancestors, Heirs, Executors and Administrators. IV. Of the Laws Relating to Marriage, Bastardy, Infants, Ideots, Lunaticks. V. Of the Liberty of the Subject, Magna Charta, The Habeas Corpus Act, and Other Statutes. VI. Of the King and His Prerogative, The Queen and Prince, Peers, Judges, Sheriffs, Coroners, Justices of the Peace, Constables, &c. VII. Of Publick Offences, Treason, Murder, Felony, Burglary, Robbery, Rape, Sodomy, Forgery, Perjury, &c., And Their Punishment. All of Them so Plainly Treated of, That All Manner of Persons May be Particularly Acquainted With Our Laws and Statutes, Concerning Civil and Criminal Affairs, And Know How to Defend Themselves and Their Estates and Fortunes; In All Cases Whatsoever. With Additions. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1757. This copy bound as two books: [i], vi, 224; 225-456, [14] pp. Title page preceded by publisher advertisement. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary tree calf, elaborate floral decorative gilt spines with upper red gilt lettering pieces. Light rubbing to extremities, minor chipping to heads of spines, corners bumped and lightly worn. Offsetting to margins of endleaves, some toning to text. Later bookplates to pastedowns, internally clean. A handsome copy. * Fifth edition. This popular guide reached its eleventh and final edition in 1791; it was reissued at least two more times in the 1800s. The mention of "All Manner of Persons" in the subtitle is significant. Jacob, though certainly interested in boosting sales by attracting the widest audience possible, was an idealist who believed that widespread knowledge of the law would help create a more just society. This is also evident in his other publications, such as The Common Law Common-Placed (1726) and Treatise of Laws (1721). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:33 (44).

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        Every Man His Own Lawyer:

      London, the Savoy - Henry Lintot, C. Hitch, L. Hawes etc., 1757 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The fifth edition of this popular law book intended as a legal guide for the average citizen who might be involved in litigation. By Giles Jacob, (baptised 22 November 1686 8 May 1744), a British legal writer and literary critic. This was his last work. Chapters include &#39;Of the laws relating to marriage, bastardy, infants, ideots, lunaticks&#39; and &#39;Of publick offences, treason, murder, felony, burglary, robbery, rape, sodomy, forgery, perjury, etc, and their punishment&#39;. With previous owner&#39;s ink inscription to rear free endpaper of one John McBride. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, sound with slight cracking to joints. Internally, firmly bound except for starting to rear free endpaper. Slight loss to head of title page, not affecting text. Somespots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

      London: for R. and J. Dodsley,, 1757. Small octavo (170 × 102 mm). Contemporary sheep dyed in imitation of tree calf, smooth spine ruled across in gilt, red morocco label, marbled endpapers, yellow edges. With the half-title. The author&#39;s name supplied in early manuscript to the title page. Extremities rubbed, joints and headcaps neatly restored, a very good clean copy. First edition, published in what Todd calculates to have been "a rather small edition, possibly limited to 500 copies". The Philosophical Enquiry is Burke&#39;s first truly successful work, winning praise in many quarters: Dr Johnson, "an example of true criticism"; Hume, "a very pretty treatise"; Reynolds, "the admirable treatise"; and Kant describing Burke as "the foremost author" in "the empirical exposition of aesthetic judgments" (Writings and Speeches, 1.187-8). "His enduring achievement was to have tackled a difficult subject in a fashion accessible to any educated reader" (ODNB).

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        The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Ten Volumes Complete. With His Last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements

      Printed for A. Millar, J. And R. Tonson, H. Lintot, and C. Bathurst, 1757 Ten volumes. 24 plates with full page copper engravings. Bound in full contemporary calf, 5 raised bands, red labels to spines. Covers worn and rubbed with some chips to spine ends, some toning to page edges and endpapers, a few endpages torn with some loss. With the bookplates of author, Williams Aikman, to the front pastedowns. A good set in unrestored contemporary bindings.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Veduta degli avanzi del Foro di Nerva." Forum des Augustus (irrtümlich als "Foro di Nerva" bezeichnet), Blick auf die das Forum umgebende mächtige Mauer mit einem Tor und den Tempel des Mars Ultor im Hintergrund

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus der Folge "Vedute di Roma" 1757. 40.5x61.5 cm. - H. 42 V (von VII) - Wilton-Ely 181 - Aus der 1. Pariser Ausgabe 1800 - 1807. Auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        Leerzaame ZINNEBEELDEN. with VERVOLG DER LEERZAAME ZINNEBEELDEBN . (and) SPIEGEL der BOETVAARDIGHEID en GENADE & Stichtelyke GEZANGEN

      Jan Bosch 2nd editions 1757, 1758, Haarlem - Copperplate engravings 85 of 88 comprising One (of two) repeated frontis. + 2 TP Vignettes + 82(of 84) engravings depicting Trades, Recreations, Commerce & Navigation, Domestic & Street scenes, etc. by Vincent vander Vinne Small quarto, 197x156mm, red spined boards (gilt titling of spine faded and nearly illegible, hinges rubbed, tips sl.worn but neat and sound); (x)+218(of 220)+(iv);(4)+xii+142 (of 144)+90(recte 98)pgs; The 4 missing leaves supplied in good facsimiles (comprising half TP with explication of frontis on its back + The frontis which is repeated in Part 2 + 2 leaves with text and an emblem on each). Minor edge browning. Two works bound together, the first edition consisted only of Part I with 50 emblems. The emblems are nearly full page having a caption and number above and a few lines of moral below and are detailed and lively scenes of life in 18th century Holland. The 4 plates of The Spiegel are printed on one side only (versos blank) and numbers repeating that of the facing page. *The illustrations show children, street scenes, household occupations, trades, astronomers, watching naval battles from shore, exploring foreign lands and meeting Africans, making cider, having hunting accidents etc. (Landwehr 759 & 760; Praz p.502). 1 volume.

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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI CON VARIE ANNOTAZIONI E COPIOSI RAMI ADORNATA DEDICATA ALLA SAGRA IMPERIAL MAESTA&#146; ELISABETTA TETROWNA DAL CONTE DON C. ZAPATA DE CISNEROS

      In Venezia: Antonio Zatta, 1757-1758. 5 volumes. (4 volumes bound in 5 as preferred). First Edition and first edition of the complete works. Magnificently and profusely illustrated in each volume with very fine full page copperplate engravings and exquisite decorations throughout, including a great profusion of finely executed large engraved head and tail -pieces. (See collation below). Also with engraved titles to each volume, the first of which is printed in red and black. 4to, splendid and proper original bindings of Italian polished calf over marbled boards, the spines with raised bands bordered in gilt, central gilt ornamental devices within the compartments. Lettered in gilt on tan morocco lettering labels. Vol.I: half-title, frontispiece engraving, engraved title, portrait engraving of Elisabetta Petrowna, noble statement dedicatory, engraved portrait of Dante , 12 pp unnumbered, engraved portraits leaf, engraved scene with Dante, I -XLVIII; I - CCCCVIII (including Catalogo De&#146; Signori Associati) numbered, 35 very fine copperplate engravings, as called for. Vol.II: CCCCXIII numbered pages comprising the half-title, the engraved title-page, 33 other very fine copperplate engraving + Catalogo... . Vol.III: CCCCLII - (2 ff.) -103 pages numbered, (1), engraved title-page and 33 very fine copperplate engravings. Vol.IV: engraved title-page, half-title, XII - (1) - 408 numbered pages, 4 engraved plates. Vol.V: Engraved title-page, (1) - 264; (I) - LXXXIV - (1)pages numbered, + 3 engraved illustrated plates and an engraved folding plan. Collated complete textually and with the 114 plates. A fine and fresh set in an very pleasing state of preservation, the calf bindings attractive and in excellent original state, only light evidence of age, the text-blocks crisp, clean and unpressed, the engraved plates all in fine condition, bright and clean and with strong impressions. RARE AND IMPORTANT. THE FIRST EDITION OF THE COMPLETE WORKS OF DANTE AND THE GREATEST ILLUSTRATED DANTE EVER CONCEIVED. Zatta&#146;s Dante, a supreme production of the press and one of the great Italian illustrated books of the 18th century, also represents the first complete offering of Dante&#146;s work. It is considered the most perfect and complete of Dante ever printed. And generally speaking, it is considered the most beautiful edition of Dante ever produced. Most copies were bound in period vellum and have suffered significantly. This copy, bound in rare period calf over boards has survived in a fine state of preservation. &#147;Dante&#146;s theme, the greatest yet attempted in poetry, was to explain and justify the Christian cosmos through the allegory of a pilgrimage. To him comes Virgil, the symbol of philosophy, to guide him through the two lower realms of the next world, which are divided according to the classifications of the &#145;Ethics&#146; of Aristotle. Hell is seen as an inverted cone with its point where lies Lucifer fixed in ice at the centre of the world, and the pilgrimage from it a climb to the foot of and then up the Purgatorial Mountain. Along the way Dante passes Popes, Kings and Emperors, poets, warriors and citizens of Florence, expiating the sins of their life on earth. On the summit is the Earthly Paradise where Beatrice meets them and Virgil departs. Dante is now led through the various spheres of heaven, and the poem ends with a vision of the Deity. The audacity of his theme, the success of its treatment, the beauty and majesty of his verse, have ensured that his poem never lost its reputation. The picture of divine justice is entirely unclouded by Dante&#146;s own political prejudices, and his language never falls short of what he describes.&#148; PMM

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        A Prospect of the Rocks & that Salt Cavern at Castleton call&#39;d Peak-hole, alias the D-l&#39;s A-fe. [Pl. 8]

      London: Published by Thomas Smith, May 31, 1757. Engraving with beautiful hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In good condition with the exception of some staining on the right margin and across the top edge of sheet outside of platemark. Label on verso of sheet. Image size: 15 1/8 x 20 3/4 inches. 15 1/2 x 21 5/8 inches. 15 5/8 x 21 3/4 inches. A stunning view of the Salt Cavern at Castleton, by Smith of Derby, one of the most celebrated English landscape painters. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. One of the earliest and most influential landscape artists to begin this trend was Thomas Smith who came to be known as "Smith of Derby". Smith traveled the north of England painting famous houses and beautiful views. He was one of the first artists to depict wild landscape scenes, which became immensely fashionable with the development of the "picturesque landscape" towards the end of the century. Smith&#39;s paintings not only captured the English countryside at the onset of the Industrial Revolution, but also recorded the activities of visiting tourists and local inhabitants. These works capture a period in England&#39;s history, which was forever changed by the wheels of progress. Before the mills and the factories came to dominate the landscape of northern England Smith depicted its wild beauty and breathtaking scenery. This beautiful set is a wonderful example of Smith&#39;s superior work. This lovely print comes from a suite of eight views of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, produced by Smith around 1743. The views were then engraved and offered for sale by subscription, along with letterpress explanations of the sites. This important suite represent the first appearance of precipes and cascades in English landscapes, and mark a pivotal point in the concept of the countryside as sublime. The set was republished twice, first by Smith in 1757 and later by Boydell in 1769. In this view of one of the caverns near Castleton, generally known now and spelled out: "Devil&#39;s Arse", Smith explores another of the fascinating natural wonders of Derbyshire. Clayton The English Print 1688-1802 page 155-157, 299.

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        A Prospect on the River Manyfold, at Wetton-Mill [Pl. 3]

      London: Published by Smith, July 29, 1757. Engraving with beautiful hand- colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In good condition with the exception of some staining in the margins. Two creases along bottom corners. Label on verso of sheet. Image size: 15 x 20 7/8 inches. 15 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches. 15 3/4 x 22 inches. A stunning view of the River Manyfold, by Smith of Derby, one of the most celebrated English landscape painters. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. One of the earliest and most influential landscape artists to begin this trend was Thomas Smith who came to be known as "Smith of Derby". Smith traveled the north of England painting famous houses and beautiful views. He was one of the first artists to depict wild landscape scenes, which became immensely fashionable with the development of the "picturesque landscape" towards the end of the century. Smith&#39;s paintings not only captured the English countryside at the onset of the Industrial Revolution, but also recorded the activities of visiting tourists and local inhabitants. These works capture a period in England&#39;s history, which was forever changed by the wheels of progress. Before the mills and the factories came to dominate the landscape of northern England Smith depicted its wild beauty and breathtaking scenery. This lovely print comes from a suite of eight views of Derbyshire and Staffordshire, produced by Smith around 1743. The views were then engraved and offered for sale by subscription, along with letterpress explanations of the sites. This important suite represent the first appearance of precipes and cascades in English landscapes, and mark a pivotal point in the concept of the countryside as sublime. The set was republished twice, first by Smith in 1757 and later by Boydell in 1769. This print is from Smith&#39;s second edition. Wetton Mill in the distance was a river run mill for grinding corn. River Manyfold (now Manifold) appears well-named as it forms a large loop before the viewer. Wetton is in Staffordshire. Clayton The English Print 1688-1802 page 155-157, 299.

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        Carte Du Duché De Cleves Et Gueldre

      Grenzkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Le Rouge 1757. 48x59 cm. - Die Herzogtümer Geldern und Kleve mit dem Niederrhein begrenzt durch Coesfeld, Essen, Venlo und Arnheim. Papierrand und äußere Einfassungslinie der seitlichen Ränder neu angesetzt und ergänzt, kurzer Randeinriss restauriert.

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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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        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&#39;s work is based largely on the works of Charlevoix and Colden&#39;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&#39;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. &#39;Within the period subsequent to the English Revolution, Smith is still without a successful rival. This work ranks with Smith&#39;s Virginia and Hutchinson&#39;s Massachusetts, as one of the worthiest examples of historical literature produced in later colonial times&#39; (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. 

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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&#39;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&#39;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."

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        ADVERTENCIAS AOS MODERNOS, QUE APRENDEM O OFFICIO DE PEDREIRO, E CARPINTEIRO,

      - 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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