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        Vedute delle ville, e d'altri luoghi della Toscana

      Florence: Giuseppe Bouchard, 1757. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Broadsheets (550 x 376 mm). Etched title and 50 etched plates of the villas of Tuscany after Zocchi by Giuseppe Benedetti (7), Marco Antonio Corsi (4), Philote-François Duflos (2), Giuseppe Filosi (4), Vincenzo Franceschini (1), Giuliano Giampiccoli (1), Michele Marieschi (2), Niccolo Mogalli (3), Pietro Monaco (7), Filippo Morghen (9), Johann Sebastian Müller (1), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1), Joseph Wagner (6), and Giuseppe Zocchi (2). Contemporary marbled calf gilt. Wear to joints. Provenance: purchased from Ars Libri, 1985. A FINE COPY of the third (second Bouchard) edition, following the first of 1744 and the second (the first published by Bouchard) of 1754. Little is known of Zocchi's life. Born near Florence, he studied in Venice and Bologna, and became the official designer of the Pietre Dura factory from 1754 to 1750. The present work, and his Scelta (see previous item) were the product of his commission by the Marchese Andrea Gerini to record the great landmarks in Florence and its environs. These drawings are now in the Pierpont Morgan Library. Tuscan villas are seen within gardens and surrounding bucolic landscapes, with punctuations of humorous human interactions. Piranesi etched one plate for the work: "La real villa dell'Ambrogiana" (Focillon 19; Wilton-Ely 102). Berlin Kat. 2701; Mason p. 190.

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        P. Virgilii Maronis Opera - Ex antiquis monimentis illustrata cura, studio & sumtibus Henrici Justice Armigeri, Rufforthii Toparchae.

      [The Hague]., 1757-1765. First edition thus. Second issue, dedicated to the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. Octavo. Five volumes bound into one: pp [xvi], 14, 138; [x], 129; [ii], 142; [ii], 154; [ii], 85. Five engraved title-pages, 28 copper engraved plates by Marcus Pitteri, engraved folding map. The entire text is engraved in copper. Period binding of full vellum with gilt rules, gilt devices to spine, embossed device to each cover, morocco title label,marbled edges and endpapers. The fifth volume, which serves as an Index to the previous volumes was edited and published by the author's son William and shows a distinct deterioration in the quality of the printing. It seems the book was printed in Italy, to which country the editor retired having been prosecuted by the University of Cambridge for stealing books. His original sentence of transportation was reduced to exile.

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        Kupferstich- Karte, b. Tob. Conr. Lotter, "Nova et accuratißima Ducatus Wurtenbergici .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1757, 50 x 57,5 Oben rechts die Titelkartusche, unten rechts kleine Umgebungskarte vom Hohenwiel ( Landgrafschaft Nellenburg ). Zeigt Württemberg. Gebiet: Bad Winpfen, Nördlingen, Riedlingen, Baden-Baden.

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        Die Geschichte des jetzigen Kriegs zu unpartheyischer Erkenntniß seines Anfangs und Fortgangs in Gesprächen im Reiche der Todten vorgestellt. Bd. 1. In welchem die Historie von A. 1756. und 1757. in X. Stücken beschrieben ist: Nebst einer Vorrede von dem Gebrauche und der Absicht dieses Buchs, und einigen Zusätzen zu den darinne enthaltenen Nachrichten, von den vornehmsten Generals und anden hohen Officiers, die sich bey diesem Kriege einen Namen erworben, wie auch einem gedoppelten Register. [Tit. v. Tl. 1 in Bd. 1, die weiteren Tit.: Gespräch im Reiche der Todten].

       Frankfurth/Lpz., Raspe 1757 (3. Stk.) - 1761. 1.-40. Stück (v. 55) in 4 Bdn. gr.-8°. 10 Bll., 52 S., 4 Bll., 172 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 46 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 54 S. Mit 1 gest. Frontisp. u. 10 (davon gefalt.) kolor. Karten; 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 44 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 54 S., 2 Bll., 52 S. Mit 10 mehrf. gefalt. kolor. Karten; 1 Bl., 546 S., 13 Bll. Mit 10 mehrf. gefalt. kolor. Karten; 532 S., 13 Bll., 12 Bll. Mit 9 mehrf. gefalt. kolor. Karten. Insges. 39 (dav. 38 gefalt.) kolor. Karten. Ldr. d. Zt. Kap. berieb. Namenstempel auf flieg. Vors.Karte einger.Goedeke IV, I, 577; VD18 90310764 - 1.-5. Stück: Graf v Schwerin - Fürst v. Piccolomini. 6. - 7. Stück: Karl Friedrich Wilhelm zu Brandenburg-Anspach - Friedrich Wilhelm Herzog v. Hollstein-Beck. 8. -10. Stück: Königin v. Polen Maria Josepha - Churfürstin v. Brandenburg Sophia Dorothea. 11. - 20. Stück Ludwig Christian, Stollberg Seuderisch - Hannß Carl v. Winterfeld. 3. Bd. 1. Stück: (= 21.) - 30. August Wilhelm, Prinz v. Preussen - Anna (Erbstatthalterin der vereinigten Niederlande). 31.-40. Stück: Landgraf v. Hessen-Kassel Wilhlem der Achte - Prinz Eugen. Mit Karten v. Dresden, Göttingen, Minden, Landshut u. a, Versand D: 4,00 EUR Geschichte, Militaria

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        Raccolta delle Opere Minori di Ludovico Antonio Muratori Bibliotecario del Serenissimo Signor Duca di Modena

      Giuseppe Ponzelli, poi Tommaso Alfano, poi Eredi di Tommaso Alfano, 1757. ITALIANO 30,8 Imponente prima Edizione dell' opera completa in 22 volumi rilegati in tutta pergamena con titoli oro al dorso. L'opera ha subito tre variazioni di stamperie, in primis col Ponzelli poi l' Alfano ed infine gli eredi Alfano. Incisioni ai frontespizi e a fine argomento, capilettera decorati ad ogni inizio parte. Presenti richiami a fine pagina e segnatura dei fascicoli. Fioritura alle pagine, alcune brunite,normali segni del tempo, legature salde. Opera rarissima USATO

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        [1] Oorspronckelijke beschrijving van de vermaerde belegering en 't ontzet der stad Leiden. 4e druk (...) vermeerdert met de treffelyke oratie van (...) mr. Karel Crucius. Leiden, Honkoop, 1757. [Gebonden met:] [2] Afbeelding van de Hoogstraet en Vischbrugge te Leyden met de veranderingen veroorzaekt door den brand op den 3-10-1766 (...) gevolgd van eenige toepasselijke gedichten. Leiden, Hoogeveen, 1767. [En met:] [3] Beschryving en afbeelding van den brand in het armeweeshuis binnen Leyden, vo.

      Half leren band uit de tijd, [1] (12)+210, [2] 62+(2) [3] 8 pag. [1] Geillustreerd met 7 gravures, o.a. door J. Besoet, [2] met 4 fraaie uitslaande gravures en [3] met 1 mooie uitslaande gravure, de laatste 5 door N. van der Meer.

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        Theatrum machinarum universale of keurige verzameling van verscheide grote en zeer fraaie waterwerken, schutsluizen, waterkeringen, ophaal- en draaibruggen.

      Amsterdam, Schenk, 1757. [2nd edition], complete volume I. Folio, bound in gold decorated half vellum. Beautiful, good copy. 14 pag. text, 25 large engraved plates and 2 plates with dedications.B0357.

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        Dionysii Petavii Aurelianensis e Societate Jesu de Doctrina Temporum (Original edition )

      Venetiis [Venice]: B. Baronchelli, 1757. 3 volumes. [ii], v-xlviii, 567, [7]; [ii], iii-viii, 362, [2]; [ii], iii-xii, 536 pp. Illustrated with title page engravings, and Vol. 3 with engraved portrait frontispiece. (Folio) 38x24 cm (15x10"), bound in later tan cloth, morocco spine labels with gilt lettering. Pétau was born at Orléans, and was one of the most brilliant scholars in a learned age. Carrying on and improving the chronological labors of Joseph Justus Scaliger, he published in 1627 an Opus de doctrina temporum, which has been often reprinted. An abridgment of this work, Rationarium temporum, was translated into French and English, and has been brought down to the year 1849. Among his previous writings, Pétau had inserted some masterly dissertations on chronology; in 1627 he brought out his De doctrina temporum, and later theTabulae chronologicae This is the last combined edition of Petavius' chronological opus. this set from the Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary Library of Esopus, New York. Wear and soiling to bindings with rubbing to extremities, darkening to spines and wear to leather, library labels at heels of spines, some corner bumps; front endpapers of vols. 2 and 3 partially detached, vol. 1 possibly lacking a preliminary leaf, library pockets with cards affixed to rear endpapers, some library stamps to title pages, occasional dampstaining and darkening to textblock, interiors solid; very good.

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        Stadtplan mit Karte der Umgebung ('Plan De Goetingue de Hanover avec toutes ses Environs A Paris Chez le Rouge Rue des Augustins. 1757. A.P.D.R.').

      - Kupferstich b. Le Rouge in Paris, 1757, 48,5 x 56 Perfekter Zustand!

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        Kleinigkeiten von G. E. Leßing. Neue Auflage.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig [d.i. Stuttgart, bei Johann Benedict Metzler] 1757. - Zweite Auflage von Lessing`s spielerisch heiteren Gedichten zu Liebe und Wein. Die erste Auflage mit 65 Gedichten und Liedern erschien 1751; ab der vorliegenden zweiten Auflage um 21 Stücke vermehrt, ist sie als erste vollständige Ausgabe zu bezeichnen. Höchst selten.- Vgl. Goedeke IV,1,361,36 b; vgl. Seifert 175. 8°. (16 x 10 cm). Titel mit Titelkupfer (G. A. Fridrich), 100 S., 2 nn. Bll. (Inhalt), zahlr. Holzschnittvignetten. Pappband d. Zt. mit jeweils drei flieg. Vor- u. Nachsatzbll., auf dem ersten eine hs. Widmung u. der dez. Stempel eines Sammlers. Auf Bütten gedruckt, nahezu fleckenfrei. Einbandbezug fleckig u. mit kleinen Einrissen am Rücken. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schriftmässige Beantwortung der Frage: Was von dem weltüblichen Tanzen und Spielen zu halten sey und ob es nicht mit zur Christlichen Freyheit gehöre? als ein Anhang zu den Betrachtungen von der Freyheit der Gläubigen vom Gesetz.

      192 S. - Angebunden: ders., Ein Pathen-Geschenke oder einfältige in Frage und Antwort gestellte Anleitung Wie die lieben Kinder ihren Taufbund bewahren und erneuren sollen, besonders, wenn sie zum erstenmal zum heiligen Abendmahl gehen, zur allgemeinen Erbauung und Besserung der verfallenen Kinderzucht für Eltern und Kinder. Zweyte Auflage. Ebda., 1757. 112 S. Umschlag d. Zt. ADB III, 37 Hayn-Got. VII, 539 Antidance Bibliography 0121. - Der Erbauungsschriftsteller und Liederdichter des halleschen Pietismus Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690-1774) vergleicht das Tanzvergnügen mit dem Glückspiel mit Bezug auf die Bibel und besonders der Zehn Gebote rät er von beiden Beschäftigungen dringend ab. - Das kleine angebundene Werk ist recht repräsentativ für Bogatzkys sonstiges Schaffen sein bekanntestes Werk "Güldenes Schatzkästlein der Kinder Gottes" ist in zahlreichen Auflagen erschienen. - Der einfache Umschlag etwas gebrauchsspurig. Unbeschnitten, tls. stockfleckig. Die ersten Blätter am unteren Falz mit kleinem Rotfleck.

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        Watchman's Answer to the Question, What of the Night, &c. A Sermon

      1757 - BURR, AARON. The Watchman's Answer to the Question, What of the Night, &c. A Sermon Preached before the Synod of New-York, Convened at Newark, in New- Jersey, September 30. 1756 . The Second Edition. Boston: S. Kneeland, 1757. 46 p. Removed from a bound volume. Top margin a bit close with an occasional running head slightly cut into by the binder's knife, else very good. Second edition of an early New Jersey sermon by the second president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). Aaron Burr was born in Connecticut, graduated from Yale College, and in 1736 became minister of the First Church in Newark. He was one of the original trustees of the College of New Jersey, and after Jonathan Dickinson's death in 1747 Burr became the college's second president, serving until his own death ten years later. During his presidency the college moved from his parsonage in Newark to Princeton. He was the father of Aaron Burr (1756-1836), vice-president of the United States. Evans 7863; Felcone, New Jersey Books, 34; ESTC W29697.

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

      London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1757. First edition. Half-title present. viii, [8, contents], 184 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, rebacked with period spine. Board edges with minor wear; occasional light foxing in lower margins. Morocco book label of R.B. Adam (with portrait of Samuel Johnson). Handsome copy, internally clean. First edition. Half-title present. viii, [8, contents], 184 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Burke's Theory of Beauty. Burke's very scarce fifth publication (if one includes the disputed AN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS), and, according to Todd (citing internal evidence) "This would appear to be a rather small edition, possibly like the VINDICATION limited to 500 copies ... " Todd 5a

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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, front flyleaf missing. 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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        Allerhöchste Römisch-Kayserlich-Königliche Verordnungen, Die dermahlige Kriegs-Umstände Betreffend [...]. 9 Teile in einem Band sowie 3 zusätzliche Beibindungen.

      Augsburg, Maximilian Simon Pingitzer, 1757. 4°. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Initialen u. -Vignetten. Zus. ca. 240 S., HPgmt. d. Zt. Erstausgabe. - Das Werk enthält die auf dem Haupttitel verzeichneten neun Teile (meist separat paginiert u. mit separaten Titelblättern): I. Reichs-Hof-Raths-Conclusum dd. 13. Sept. Anno 1756. II. Kayserlich-Allergnädigste Hof-Decreta dd. 14. Sept. dictat. 20. 22. 23. eijusd. III. Reichs-Hof-Raths-Conclusum dd. 9. Oct. IV. Kayserlich-Königl. Circular-Rescript dd. 20. Sept. V. Beantwortung des kundtgewordenen Königl. Preußischen Kriegs-Manifests. VI. Kurtze Verzeichnuß einiger von Seiten des Königl. Preußis. Hofs wider die Berliner- und Dreßdner-Tractaten ausgeübten Fridens-brüchigen Unternehmungen. VII. Kayserl. Allergnädigstes ferneres Hof-Decret, dictatum die 18. Octobr. VIII. Königl. Pohlnisch und Chur-Sächsisches Pro Memoria dd. 17. Novembr. samt Beylagen A. & B. IX. Königl. Pohlnis. und Chur-Sächsisches Gesandschafts-Pro Memoria dd. 6. Decembr. samt Beylagen von Num. 1. biß 5. - Der Sammelband enthält zusätzlich noch drei weitere Schriften: 1.) Standhafte Widerlegung der sogenannten Ausführlichen Königlich-Preußischen Beantwortung der von dem Wiener Hof herausgegebenen Kurzen Verzeichnus einer aus denen vielfältigen von Seiten des Königl. Preußischen Hofs wider die Berliner- und Dreßdner Tractaten ausgeübten friedbrüchigen Unternehmungen. Wien, Trattner, 1757. 30, V S. - 2.) Gesätzmässige Anmerkungen, gegen die so genannte Patriotische Gedanken über das wider Sr. Königlichen Majestät in Preußen den 20. Septembr. 1756. zur offentlichen Reichs-Dictatur gekommene Hof-Decret. Preßburg, Landerer, 1757. 16 nn. Bll. - 3.) Anmerkungen über die von Anbeginn des gegenwärtigen Kriegs bis anhero zum öffentlichen Druck gediehene Königl. Preußis. Kriegs-Manifesten, Circularien und Memoires. Augsburg, Pingitzer, 1757. 40 S. - Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Siebenjähriger Krieg, Allerhöchste Römisch-Kayserlich-Königliche Verordnungen, Die dermahlige Kriegs-Umstände Betreffend, Militaria

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        Offenbahrungen über Deutschland.

      8. Gest. Frontisp., 330 S., 1 nn. Bl. (Inhalt), mit e gest. Titelblattvignette. in Rotdruck, e. Kopfstück u. zwei kleinen Schlussvignetten. Pappband d. Zeit, Papierüberzug braun marmoriert, Rücken mit e. Papierschildchen mit alter handschriftlicher Zahl, bestoßen u. fleckig, mit Wurmgang im vorderen Gelenk, Bindung locker, Vorderdeckel u. Rücken vom Buchblock gelöst. Seiten etwas gebräunt, teilw. fleckig. Holzmann-B. III,233,7582. Weller. Druckorte I,128. Wurzbach 38,152ff. ? viel kritisiertes, von der Wiener Zensur zeitweilig sogar auf die Liste der verbotenen Bücher gesetztes, Pamphlet des aus Böhmen stammenden Dramatikers u. Theaterdirektors Ritter v. Steinsberg (1757-1833) der v. a. auch als Publizist kritischer Schriften u. Artikel bekannt und vielfach angefeindet wurde. - Enthält Schmähreden auf Zustände in Augsburg, München, Stuttgart, Konstanz, sowie auf den ganzen deutschen Adel bezogen, was das rasche Verbot des Werkes zur Folge hatte. Entsprechend ist auch die Titelvignette zu verstehen. Die Vignette zeigt die Allegorie der Veritas, in einen Spiegel schauend, in dem die Städtenamen Wien, Berlin, Hamburg, Prag, Leipzig und Frank(furt) stehen.

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        A View of the Solar System and Orbit of the Comet, (with its proper Elevation,) which will next return; truely representing all its Appearances for any Part of the Year.

      Published according to Act of Parliament, Feb. 24th 1757., London, - The transit of Halley's comet in 1758 Engraved broadside, three dimensional flap illustrating the perihelion, complete comet cut-outs, text on either sides. The instrument shows the probable transit of Halley's comet in 1758. The plane of the comet, with the various comet tails, can be tilted at an angle above the ecliptic plane in order to simulate the inclination of the cometary orbit. At the end of the accompanying text, Martin warns: "At its descending Node, it will be very near the Earths Orbit; and should that happen the 12th of May we should be in a dangerous Situation, as the denser Part of its blazing Tail would then envelope the Earth, which God forbid." Edmond Halley, in his 1705 'Synopsis of the Astronomy of Comets', used Newton's Laws to calculate the effects of the gravitational pull of Jupiter and Saturn of cometary bodies. He calculated that the comet of 1682 was the same as those observed by Petrus Apianus in 1531 and Johannes Kepler in 1607, returning every 76 years. Halley correctly predicted its return for 1758, although it was not spotted until 25 December 1758, and did not pass through its perihelion until 13 March 1759 on account of the aforementioned gravitational pull. Waff, Comet Halley's First Expected Return, p.12

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        Salzburg, Prospect, anno 1740, Seutter Matthäus, altkoloriert

      Seutter Matthäus, 1678 - 1757 - Kupferkarte, verlegt in Augsburg, durch Matthäus Seutter, "Die vornehmste Prospect Der weltberühmten Erzbischöfflichen Statt Salbzurg. und derselben vornehmsten prächtig und wunderbahren so wohl geistlich als weltlichen Gebäuden, zu mehrerer Auszierung selbiger Landcharte in Kupfer gestochen und zum Verkauf dargelegt von Matthaeus Seutter Kupferstecher in Augsburg." Blattmaß: 50x59 cm., gedruckt auf dickem Papier, altkoloriert, nur gering gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. Desbruslins bei Ph. Buache, "Carte Physique de L' Ocean où l'on voit des Grandes Chaines de Montagnes .

      - mit Grenzkolorit, dat. 1757, 27,5 x 34,5 Lex. zur Geschichte der Kartographie, 120 ff.; vergl. auch Phlipps ( Ausgabe von 1757 wie hier vorliegend ). Blatt III aus dem Atlas von G. Delisle und Ph. Buache: "Cartes et tables de la Geographie physique ou naturelle". - Die Karte geht auf Guillaume Delisle zurück, die dieser zu Lebzeiten nicht mehr vollenden konnte ( gestorben 1726). Ph. Buache vollendete die Karten und gab sie erstmals 1754 heraus. Die Karten sind wohl der 1. Versuch, das Großrelief der Erde in seiner Gesamtheit zu erklären. Alle Gebirge dieser Erde hängen miteinander zusammen und setzen sich unter dem Meeresspiegel fort.

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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.

      Covens and Mortier, Amsterdam 1757 - Engraved with early outline colour. Printed on laid paper. In perfect condition. Image size: 18 1/8 x 23 1/8 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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        The History of the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem,

      Edinburgh: Printed by R. Fleming, for A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, Yair and Fleming, and W. Gray,, 1757 . styled afterwards, the Knights of Rhodes, and at present, the Knights of Malta. 5 volumes, duodecimo in sixes (165 x 94 mm). Contemporary calf, dark tawny-coloured labels. Engraved armorial bookplates (by the fashionable Pugh Brothers, Lincoln's Inn) of Marquess of Headfort, most likely Thomas Taylor, 3rd marquess (1822-1894, succeeded to title 1870). Head of spine chipped on volume I, extremities chipped on volume V, old dark stains on back cover of volume I, touch of worming at foot of front joint on volume V (which has not progressed internally). An excellent set, clean, crisp and sound. First small format edition in English, following the two-volume folio of 1728 and originally published in French in 1726. Commissioned by the Order themselves, Vertot's history remained the standard work for two centuries. The Abbé's "talent as an historian was more of a literary than of a critical character" (Catholic Encyclopaedia), which perhaps was fitting for the telling of a tale of such legendary scope and scale. The Order was founded in Jerusalem after the reconquest in 1099; forced from the Holy Land after the fall of Acre in 1291, they settled briefly on Cyprus before being gifted lands on Rhodes. They were expelled from there by Suleiman the Magnificent after a six month siege in 1522, and after a short sojourn on Sicily, the Order was granted the islands of Malta and Gozo by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. In 1565 the Order organized the heroic resistance to the Siege of Malta, the island losing over a third of its population while withstanding a bombardment of nearly 150,000 cannon shots. Even if the Siege did little to alter the balance of power in the Mediterranean, it was the first true defeat of the Ottoman Empire in a century and lifted European morale immeasurably, and such was its resonance that two hundred years later Voltaire could remark; "Rien n'est plus connu que le siège de Malte" ["Nothing is better known than the Siege of Malta"]. The text also includes Vertot's 'Discourse upon the Alcoran', originally given before L'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 1724, and his 'Dissertation on Zizim', a historiographical study of Cem Sultan's time on Rhodes. A very appealing set in a contemporary trade binding of plain calf.

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        SARCOTIS. CARMEN

      Coloniæ Agrippinæ, et venit Parisiis: Apud J. Barbou [second part: Londres, et se vend à Paris, Chez J. Barbou], 1757. First Separate Printing y. Involving the Belgian poet and philologist Masen (1606-81), the English teacher and scholar William Lauder (d. 1771), and, most importantly, Milton's reputation and integrity, this is the first separate printing of a work of central importance in one of the most bizarre stories in the annals of literary fraud. Lauder's entire adult life seemed dominated by bitterness and animosity: he was the victim of a freakish golfing accident, which led to the amputation of a leg; then he experienced a series of professional disappointments, both in seeking positions and in his attempts to promote the sale of literary materials for use in the schools. In this latter category, one of his setbacks had a tangential connection with the reputation of Milton, and in 1747, to the amazement of the learned world, he published in the "Gentleman's Magazine" a kind of twisted revenge in the form of an article claiming that "Paradise Lost" was largely plagiarized from "Sarcotis," the present Latin poem by Masen (or Masenius). There followed elaborating articles, indignant rejoinders from Milton's defenders, and a book-length consolidation of the "Gentleman's Magazine" pieces in which Lauder claimed that Milton borrowed from no fewer than 18 contemporaneous writers of Latin verse. Eventually, Lauder published another book on the subject, this one purportedly containing actual excerpts from the works Milton was said to have plagiarized. It was a work Warburton described as "the most silly and knavish book [he] ever saw," and it wasn't long before an aroused public discovered that the suspect passages had all been maliciously put into the works in question by Lauder himself. Though Lauder tried desperately to retrieve his lost reputation, there was no hope, and he eventually emigrated to Barbados, where he died in poverty after failing with a grammar school and then a huckster's shop. "Sarcotis" first appeared in print in 1664 as part of a larger work entitled "Palaestra Eloquentiae Ligatae," printed in three parts in Cologne from 1654-83, and it was in this publication that Lauder discovered the poem. Once the Lauder controversy exploded, there was suddenly a demand for "Sarcotis" to be reprinted. The present volume contains the poem in the original Latin, and in a second, separately paginated, part, it contains a French translation of the work and a 64-page account entitled "Observations sur le 'Paradis Perdu' de Milton & sur la 'Sarcothee' de Masenius," which seems to have been extracted from a periodical publication printed in 1754. This is an extremely rare book, NUC locating only four copies.. 152 x 89 mm. (6 x 3 1/2"). 1 p.l., 108 pp.; 2 p.l., 192 pp., [2] leaves. Two parts in one volume. First Separate Printing. Contemporary mottled calf, blind-ruled borders, flat spine with gilt compartments featuring foliate thistle centerpiece, morocco label, marbled endpapers. Woodcut illustrated title page, headpieces, and tailpieces. Graesse IV, 436; Brunet III, 1515. Joints a bit flaked, tail of front joint with quarter-inch crack, leather just slightly crackled and a bit soiled, but an excellent copy, the rather pretty binding sturdy and still bright, and THE TEXT BOTH IMMACULATE AND EXTRAORDINARILY FRESH. Involving the Belgian poet and philologist Masen (1606-81), the English teacher and scholar William Lauder (d. 1771), and, most importantly, Milton's reputation and integrity, this is the first separate printing of a work of central importance in one of the most bizarre stories in the annals of literary fraud. Lauder's entire adult life seemed dominated by bitterness and animosity: he was the victim of a freakish golfing accident, which led to the amputation of a leg; then he experienced a series of professional disappointments, both in seeking positions and in his attempts to promote the sale of literary materials for use in the schools. In this latter category, one of his setbacks had a tangential connection with the reputation of Milton, and in 1747, to the amazement of the learned world, he published in the "Gentleman's Magazine" a kind of twisted revenge in the form of an article claiming that "Paradise Lost" was largely plagiarized from "Sarcotis," the present Latin poem by Masen (or Masenius). There followed elaborating articles, indignant rejoinders from Milton's defenders, and a book-length consolidation of the "Gentleman's Magazine" pieces in which Lauder claimed that Milton borrowed from no fewer than 18 contemporaneous writers of Latin verse. Eventually, Lauder published another book on the subject, this one purportedly containing actual excerpts from the works Milton was said to have plagiarized. It was a work Warburton described as "the most silly and knavish book [he] ever saw," and it wasn't long before an aroused public discovered that the suspect passages had all been maliciously put into the works in question by Lauder himself. Though Lauder tried desperately to retrieve his lost reputation, there was no hope, and he eventually emigrated to Barbados, where he died in poverty after failing with a grammar school and then a huckster's shop. "Sarcotis" first appeared in print in 1664 as part of a larger work entitled "Palaestra Eloquentiae Ligatae," printed in three parts in Cologne from 1654-83, and it was in this publication that Lauder discovered the poem. Once the Lauder controversy exploded, there was suddenly a demand for "Sarcotis" to be reprinted. The present volume contains the poem in the original Latin, and in a second, separately paginated, part, it contains a French translation of the work and a 64-page account entitled "Observations sur le 'Paradis Perdu' de Milton & sur la 'Sarcothee' de Masenius," which seems to have been extracted from a periodical publication printed in 1754. This is an extremely rare book, NUC locating only four copies.

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        SARCOTIS. CARMEN

      Coloniæ Agrippinæ, et venit Parisiis: Apud J. Barbou [second part: Londres, et se vend à Paris, Chez J. Barbou], 1757. First Separate Printing y. Involving the Belgian poet and philologist Masen (1606-81), the English teacher and scholar William Lauder (d. 1771), and, most importantly, Milton's reputation and integrity, this is the first separate printing of a work of central importance in one of the most bizarre stories in the annals of literary fraud. Lauder's entire adult life seemed dominated by bitterness and animosity: he was the victim of a freakish golfing accident, which led to the amputation of a leg; then he experienced a series of professional disappointments, both in seeking positions and in his attempts to promote the sale of literary materials for use in the schools. In this latter category, one of his setbacks had a tangential connection with the reputation of Milton, and in 1747, to the amazement of the learned world, he published in the "Gentleman's Magazine" a kind of twisted revenge in the form of an article claiming that "Paradise Lost" was largely plagiarized from "Sarcotis," the present Latin poem by Masen (or Masenius). There followed elaborating articles, indignant rejoinders from Milton's defenders, and a book-length consolidation of the "Gentleman's Magazine" pieces in which Lauder claimed that Milton borrowed from no fewer than 18 contemporaneous writers of Latin verse. Eventually, Lauder published another book on the subject, this one purportedly containing actual excerpts from the works Milton was said to have plagiarized. It was a work Warburton described as "the most silly and knavish book [he] ever saw," and it wasn't long before an aroused public discovered that the suspect passages had all been maliciously put into the works in question by Lauder himself. Though Lauder tried desperately to retrieve his lost reputation, there was no hope, and he eventually emigrated to Barbados, where he died in poverty after failing with a grammar school and then a huckster's shop. "Sarcotis" first appeared in print in 1664 as part of a larger work entitled "Palaestra Eloquentiae Ligatae," printed in three parts in Cologne from 1654-83, and it was in this publication that Lauder discovered the poem. Once the Lauder controversy exploded, there was suddenly a demand for "Sarcotis" to be reprinted. The present volume contains the poem in the original Latin, and in a second, separately paginated, part, it contains a French translation of the work and a 64-page account entitled "Observations sur le 'Paradis Perdu' de Milton & sur la 'Sarcothee' de Masenius," which seems to have been extracted from a periodical publication printed in 1754. This is an extremely rare book, NUC locating only four copies.. 152 x 89 mm. (6 x 3 1/2"). 1 p.l., 108 pp.; 2 p.l., 192 pp., [2] leaves. Two parts in one volume. First Separate Printing. Contemporary mottled calf, blind-ruled borders, flat spine with gilt compartments featuring foliate thistle centerpiece, morocco label, marbled endpapers. Woodcut illustrated title page, headpieces, and tailpieces. Graesse IV, 436; Brunet III, 1515. Joints a bit flaked, tail of front joint with quarter-inch crack, leather just slightly crackled and a bit soiled, but an excellent copy, the rather pretty binding sturdy and still bright, and THE TEXT BOTH IMMACULATE AND EXTRAORDINARILY FRESH.Involving the Belgian poet and philologist Masen (1606-81), the English teacher and scholar William Lauder (d. 1771), and, most importantly, Milton's reputation and integrity, this is the first separate printing of a work of central importance in one of the most bizarre stories in the annals of literary fraud. Lauder's entire adult life seemed dominated by bitterness and animosity: he was the victim of a freakish golfing accident, which led to the amputation of a leg; then he experienced a series of professional disappointments, both in seeking positions and in his attempts to promote the sale of literary materials for use in the schools. In this latter category, one of his setbacks had a tangential connection with the reputation of Milton, and in 1747, to the amazement of the learned world, he published in the "Gentleman's Magazine" a kind of twisted revenge in the form of an article claiming that "Paradise Lost" was largely plagiarized from "Sarcotis," the present Latin poem by Masen (or Masenius). There followed elaborating articles, indignant rejoinders from Milton's defenders, and a book-length consolidation of the "Gentleman's Magazine" pieces in which Lauder claimed that Milton borrowed from no fewer than 18 contemporaneous writers of Latin verse. Eventually, Lauder published another book on the subject, this one purportedly containing actual excerpts from the works Milton was said to have plagiarized. It was a work Warburton described as "the most silly and knavish book [he] ever saw," and it wasn't long before an aroused public discovered that the suspect passages had all been maliciously put into the works in question by Lauder himself. Though Lauder tried desperately to retrieve his lost reputation, there was no hope, and he eventually emigrated to Barbados, where he died in poverty after failing with a grammar school and then a huckster's shop. "Sarcotis" first appeared in print in 1664 as part of a larger work entitled "Palaestra Eloquentiae Ligatae," printed in three parts in Cologne from 1654-83, and it was in this publication that Lauder discovered the poem. Once the Lauder controversy exploded, there was suddenly a demand for "Sarcotis" to be reprinted. The present volume contains the poem in the original Latin, and in a second, separately paginated, part, it contains a French translation of the work and a 64-page account entitled "Observations sur le 'Paradis Perdu' de Milton & sur la 'Sarcothee' de Masenius," which seems to have been extracted from a periodical publication printed in 1754. This is an extremely rare book, NUC locating only four copies.

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        Imperii Persici, anno 1640, Seutter M., old colours

      Seutter Matthäus, 1678 - 1757 - Imperii Persici, anno 1740, Seutter M., altkoloriert Coppermap, edited by Matthäus Seutter, Augsburg, Germany, anno 1640: "Nova IMPERII PERSICI delineatio juxta recentib. et accuratis. Observat. ADRIANI RELANDI proposita." Contemporary coloured, on margins little brownish, size of the leaf: 54x62 cm., printed on thick paper. No cracs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, b. T. C. Lotter n. Paul Pfinzing, "Fraischlicher Bezirck der Fraenckischen Vestung und Nürnbergischen Pfleg Ambts Liechtenau im alten Nordgau gelegen".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1757, 60 x 53,5 (H) Cartographia Bavariae, K 2,18. - Zeigt das Pflegamt Lichtenau mit dem Flußlauf der Rednitz von Steinbach bis Kirschendorf in der Bildmitte. Im Norden Vestenberg, im Süden Eschenbach. Als Vorlage diente Lotter die berühmte 4-teilige Karte von Paul Pfinzing. - Mit alten Längs- und Querfalten.

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        Lehensurkunde für Mathias Martin Mayr aus Hall. Innsbruck, 10. XII. 1757.

      1757. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Qu.-gr.-Folio (293:456 mm). Mit drei papiergedeckten Siegeln. Lehensurkunde für ein "ober der Haller Prüggen in Volderer Wald Landgerichts Sonnenburg" gelegenes Grundstück; mit eh. U. der Grafen Joseph Trapp und Leopold Künigl sowie zwei weiteren Unterschriften. - Etwas angestaubt und fleckig.

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

      Imprimées pour les curieux, Paris 1757 - (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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, 1757. Engraved with early outline colour. Printed on laid paper. In perfect condition. Image size: 18 1/8 x 23 1/8 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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        P. Virgilii Maronis Opera - Ex antiquis monimentis illustrata cura, studio & sumtibus Henrici Justice Armigeri, Rufforthii Toparchae.

      [The Hague]. 1757-1765 - First edition thus. Second issue, dedicated to the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I. Octavo. Five volumes bound into one: pp [xvi], 14, 138; [x], 129; [ii], 142; [ii], 154; [ii], 85. Five engraved title-pages, 28 copper engraved plates by Marcus Pitteri, engraved folding map. The entire text is engraved in copper. Period binding of full vellum with gilt rules, gilt devices to spine, embossed device to each cover, morocco title label,marbled edges and endpapers. The fifth volume, which serves as an Index to the previous volumes was edited and published by the author's son William and shows a distinct deterioration in the quality of the printing. It seems the book was printed in Italy, to which country the editor retired having been prosecuted by the University of Cambridge for stealing books. His original sentence of transportation was reduced to exile. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Avantures de Don Antonio de Buffalis. Histoire Italienne.The Hague, Jean Neaulme, 1722. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With 6 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary calf.

      Barbier I, col. 334; Cohen-De Ricci, col. 531; Ullrich, Robinson und Robinsonaden, pp. 223-224, no. 2. First edition of these Avantures de Don Antonio de Buffalis, revamped as the “Italian Robinsonade”, on the education and travels of Antonio de Buffalis, a boy from an Italian family living in Milan, by the French writer Antoine de La Barre de Beaumarchais (died ca. 1757). Apart from travel accounts of journeys to Geneva and Venice, full of interesting details of the life in hotels including many more or less piquant stories of his encounters in these establishments, the book, like so many of the picaresque stories, includes also an excursion to Algiers. The book also provides us with information on the habits and traditions of the Moor people. From the library of the counts of Erbach (Germany) with four library stamps; manuscript dedications in pencil on rectos of first flyleaves; lower part of spine gone. Good copy of this adventure book on an Italian Robinson.

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        Anfangsgründe der Feldmeßkunst.

      Mit 5 schwarzen u. 1 illuminirten (= altkol.) Kupfertafel. 5 Bll., 422 S., 6 Bll. Winkelmesstabelle für zehnteiliges Maaß, 4 Bll. Vermessungsregister. OHalbleder auf 5 Bünden m. Rückenschildchen u. Lederecken. 20x13 cm. - vollständig m. allen Tafeln u. Seiten, Ebd. berieben, kl. Papierrest u.Besitzervermerke von alter Hand auf Vorsatz, Titelei u. einige S. etw. fleckig, wenige Blatt mit min. Eckknick. --Friedrich Meinert (1757-1828) war Mathematiker, Astronom, Techniker, Philosoph, Schriftsteller, Leutnant und Militärwissenschaftler Er war Doctor und Professor der Philosophie an der Universität Halle und verfasste mehrere einschlägige Lehrbücher.- Die kolorierte Tafel betitelt: Oeconom. Chartencharaktere die anderen Tafeln zeigen insgesamt 114 Darstellungen von Instrumenten (darunter auch Meinert's Meßapparat auf Taf. V) und geometrischen Figuren. -- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. ---

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        Four dissertations. I. The natural history of religion. II. Of the passions. III. Of tragedy. IV. Of the standard of taste.

      London printed for A. Millar 1757 - 12mo., (6) + vii + (1) + 240pp., contemporary calf gilt, sometime sympathetically rebacked, with a red morocco spine label and raised bands. A fine copy, with the 19th century armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas E.M. Turton,> Bart. (1790-1854) on front pastedown. First edition. The bibliographical history of this book is complicated. Originally, it was to have contained five essays, including 'Of the Immortality of the Soul' and 'Of Suicide', and proof sheets were prepared accordingly. Hume then decided to suppress these two essays and substitute in their place 'Of the Standard of Taste' and the work was printed this way. Recently, however, Todd has shown that the book as it now appears was the result of a second cancel, which removed leaves K5-8. The work exists in a number of states. Two typographical points were corrected in later copies; and the dedication was suppressed by Hume after publication of some copies, only to be later reinstated, in a slightly different position. Our copy has the typographical errors corrected and is therefore not the very earliest issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dagbok öfver en Ostindisk Resa, Åren 1750. 1751. 1752. Med anmärkringar uti Naturkunnigheten, främmande Folkslags Sprak, Seder, Hushallning, m.m.

      Stockholm, L. L. Grefing, 1757. 8vo (11.8 x 19.6 cm). [vi], 376, [xvi] pp., 12 engraved plates. Near contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands, blind-tooled floral patterns and vellum label with title. Speckled edges.= A very good copy of the rare first edition. The Swedish traveller and botanist Pehr Osbeck (1723-1805) describes in this book his voyage and many native plants he found in China and Southeast Asia. The preface is by Linnaeus. At the end there is an account of a voyage to China by the botanist, pupil of Linnaeus, and clergyman Olof Torén (1718-1753), originally in the form of letters to Linnaeus "En Ostindisk Resa til Suratte, China &c. Från 1750 April 1 til 1752 Jun. 26 Forråttad af Olof Torén, Stepps-Predikant wid Ostindiska Compagniet uti bref ofwersånd til Archiat. Linnaeus" (half-title occupying page 313). Most plates are botanical, but one plate includes Velella, and a fish. Early contribution to the natural history and especially the botany of China and Southeast Asia. As usual some browning in the text. Pictorial (armorial?) bookplate of Emanuel af Geijersstam (his autograph on the title), small bookplate of the Lundsbergs Skola on the front pastedown, and a very nice pictorial bookplate of the same institute on the front free endpaper. Some skilful repairs to the spine and a small marginal repair in the front free endpaper. Cordier, 2097; Pritzel, 6865; Soulsby, 3599 (under Torén).

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        Origen de los dos celebres santuarios de la Nueva Galicia, obispado de Guadalaxara en la America Septentrional. Noticia cierta de los Milagros Favores que hace la Santissima Virgen

      Second edition, the first was published in 1694 (with lesser illustrations). A beautiful Mexican colonial printing, handsomely illustrated with three full-page plates. Florencia´s is an important source for the history of Guadalajara and Nueva Galicia (current Jalisco, Zacatecas, Colima, and Aguascalientes), and the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de Tzapopán and San Juan de los Lagos Churches. Florencia (1620 - 1695) was a Florida born Jesuit Priest, theologian, historian and writer -as evidenced by this work. An interesting aspect of his ascendance is the fact that he unequivocally promotes indigenous Saints, preaches on the virtues of the Mexican people, and praises the labour of the Jesuits. A fierce defender of the cultural independence of Americans, he may be considered instrumental to the establishment of a separate Mexican national identity. Dedicated to Francisco de S. Buenaventura Martinez Texada, Bishop of Yucatan and Guadalaxara. The engravings are: 1- "Milagrosa Imagen de Na. Sa. de Tzapopan", showing the Lady of Zapopán wearing a crown and a halo stands, the Virgin of Zapopan is said to have interceded between the Spanish and the native population during the European conquest of Mexico; 2- "Hac Crux Gentiles, qui nollunt esse Salutis Ut credant Signum, credere nata docet", showing the Prodigious Grass Cross of Tepic; and "V.R. de la Milagrosa Ymagen de Na. Sa. Juan de los Lagos" portraying the Virgin of San Juan of the Lakes. A half page woodcut displays the arms of Francisco de San Buenaventura Martínez de Texada Diez de Velasco, Bishop of Yucatan. The work proved popular and a best seller, with 6 editions published up to the 18th century. "The Prodigious Grass Cross of Tepic is exceptionally interesting and highly unusual, giving a birds-eye view of the Tepic region, the Cross, and its history, with a precision and attention to detail one might expect to find in a map rather than in the rendering of a miracle... The engravings and their accompanying text all deal with themes indigenous to Mexican Catholicism." (Dorothy Sloan). Medina, México, 4406. Palau, 92349. Sabin, 24816.

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        Le Décameron. 5 vols.

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

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        The principles of agriculture and vegetation.

      Edinburgh: printed for G. Hamilton & J. Balfour 1757 - 8vo., viii + 179 + (1)pp., in a very good mid-20th century binding of half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe> in London, uncut. A fine copy. First edition: second printing (a reissue of the sheets of the 1756 1st ed., with a new title-page). Rothamsted p.75 (where it calls this 1757 printing the 1st ed.). Goldsmiths 9219. Higgs 1391. Only later editions in Perkins. An important contribution to agricultural science which was described by Professor Launcelot Hogben (Science and the Citizen>) as a 'pioneer work that bore fruit in the lectures of Humphrey Davy'. An Edinburgh doctor and 'close friend of Dr. J. Black, professor of chemistry at Glasgow, Home set out to discover 'how far chemistry will go in settling the principles of agriculture', and carried out pot experiments to discover the best types of fertilizers, though his interest in chemistry was not confined to agriculture. He perceived that there were two ways of investigating plant chemistry - the one to find out what the plant contained; the other pot experiments, and he did valuable work, but with a wide margin of error. Sir John Russell, in Soil Conditions and Plant Growth,> says: 'The book is a great advance on anything that had gone before it, not only because it recognizes that plant nutrition depends on several factors, but because it indicates so clearly the two methods to be followed in studying the problem - pot cultures and plant analysis. The problem, indeed, was carried as far as was possible until further advances were made in plant physiology and chemistry.' Home made a very real contribution to agricultural science.' [G.E. Fussell, More old English farming books,> pp.36-7]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756 and 1757. In a Series of Seventy-five Humourous and Entertaining Prints. Containing all the Most Remarkable Transactions, Characters and Caricaturas of those two Memorable 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, [1757 or 1758]. 12mo, early 20th-century brown morocco bound for Brentano's, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, a.e.g. 13 pages of explanatory text followed by 75 etched plates, the majority of which are by Darly & Edwards, dated variously Sept. 16, 1756 to late 1757. An engaging series of caricatures of English society, fashion, culture, religion and politics. A few are entitled "Hieroglyphics," and are decrypted in the explanatory text. There were four subsequent editions that covered years 1758-60, with additional plates. All the editions are scarce, in institutions and the trade. ESTC states "contains reduced copies of large plates, as well as original designs," and attributes the publication in part to the printmakers Edwards and Darly. Title-page a little smudged; fine copy.

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        A Political and Satirical History?of the Years 1756 and 1757. In a Series of Seventy-five Humourous and Entertaining Prints. Containing all the Most Remarkable Transactions, Characters and Caricaturas of those two Memorable 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, [1757 or 1758] - 12mo, early 20th-century brown morocco bound for Brentano's, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, a.e.g. 13 pages of explanatory text followed by 75 etched plates, the majority of which are by Darly & Edwards, dated variously Sept. 16, 1756 to late 1757. An engaging series of caricatures of English society, fashion, culture, religion and politics. A few are entitled "Hieroglyphics," and are decrypted in the explanatory text. There were four subsequent editions that covered years 1758-60, with additional plates. All the editions are scarce, in institutions and the trade. ESTC states "contains reduced copies of large plates, as well as original designs," and attributes the publication in part to the printmakers Edwards and Darly. Title-page a little smudged; fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BUCOLICA, GEORGICA ET AENEIS.

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, "1757" (ca. 1770). Second edition. 4to (9 x 11 1/2). Title, [8] Subscribers, 103, [2], 105-231, 233-432 pages. Page 224 is incorrectly numbered 424. FOXING varies from considerable on some pages to none on other pages. Ink name on blank. Straight grain olive morocco paneled in gilt with a Greek key design, gilt rules, & corner pieces; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some wear, but very good. This is Baskerville's "facsimile" edition of his first and finest book. Demand for the Virgil surpassed the supply. This second edition reprints the original subscriber list, but with 24 more names. Whether it was intended as a facsimile or as a forgery (as some have suggested), this version is neither. The book is printed entirely on laid paper and without cancels. The first edition has some wove paper and numerous cancels. First edition errors have been corrected and replaced with different errors. On the title page, the "J" in Johannis is to the left of the "B" in "Birmingham" above it. (In the first edition, the "J" is placed between the "B" and the "I." "The second edition, unlike the first, is a rare book"--Gaskell 2.

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        Four dissertations.

      12mo., (6) + vii + (1) + 240pp., contemporary calf gilt, sometime sympathetically rebacked, with a red morocco spine label and raised bands. A fine copy, with the 19th century armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas E.M. Turton, Bart. (1790-1854) on front pastedown.Publisher: London, printed for A. Millar,Year: 1757Edition: First edition.

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        Biblia. Dat is De gantsche heylige Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden ende des Nieuwen Testamants. Door last van de Hoogh-Mog. Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenigde Nederlanden, ende volgens 't besluyt van de Synode Nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 ende 1619, Uyt de Oorspronckelicke Talen in onse Nederlantsche Tale getrouwelick overgeset. Met nieuwe bygevoegde Verklaringen op de duystere plaetsen, ende Aenteeckeningen van de gelijck-luydende Texten. Door gemeyne ordre der Nederlandtsche Kercken van Druckfauten verbetert. WITH: De CL Psalmen des Propheten Davids, Met eenige andere Lofsangen. Uyt den Françoyschen in Nederlantschen Dichte overgeset, door Petrum Dathenum. Ende tot gemack des Sangers

      s-Gravenhage, Cornelis Boucquet, Ottho en Pieter van Thol, and at Middelburg, Leenderd and Johan Bakker 1757 - 2 volumes, (frontispiece, 1, folding portrait, 5) 342 (4) 131, (8) 156 (82) folia., 60 p. Contemporary red morocco Leather with ribbed back, richly decorated with gilt, gilt-edged and gauffred, bound by the First Stadholder Bindery in The Hague, large 4° H. 30 x L. 24,5 x W. 7-9,5 cm. (With an engraved frontispiece by S. Fokke, after A. Schouwman and a folding portrait of Willem Muilman after H.J. Serin. The First Stadholder Bindery in The Hague was the largest and most important binding workshop in existence in The Netherlands in the eighteenth century. It accepted every kind of work and made the most beautiful designs known in its time in the whole country. It owned an enormous quantity of tools, and kept traditional methods. The bindery maintained contacts with publishers in and beyond The Hague and worked for many collectors, some of them important and influential. Apart from presentation bindings and bindings for collectors it also made bindings which can be considered luxury publishers' or booksellers' bindings. The gilding used on both bindings is very diverse, in the middle of the covers a central ornament with at the top and bottom a triple acorn, surrounded by a double ornamental/geometrical border, from which each inner and outer corner with a triple acorn, altogether within a broad ornamental border which is almost touching the gilt boardedges. The spines are decorated with floral gilding. Bound with rich chintz endpapers with a floral pattern with apples and pears in green, red and purple. All edges gilt-edged and near the spine and at the corners gauffred with a design of leaves.) 2 banden, (titelprent, 1, uitvouwbaar portret, 5) 342 (4) 131, (8) 156 (82) folia., 60 p. Origineel rood marokijns Leer met ribben, rijkelijk met goud bestempeld, goud op snede, het boekblok geciseleerd, gebonden door de Eerste Stadhouderlijke Binderij in Den Haag, groot 4° H. 30 x B. 24,5 x D. 7-9,5 cm. (Met een titelprent door S. Fokke, naar A. Schouwman en een uitvouwbaar portret van Willem Muilman naar H.J. Serin. De Stadhouderlijke Binderij in Den Haag was de grootste en belangrijkste binderij die er was in Nederland in de 18e eeuw. De binderij accepteerde elk soort werk en maakte de mooiste ontwerpen die in haar tijd bekend waren in het hele land. De binderij bezat een enorme hoeveelheid gereedschap en maakte gebruik van de traditionele methoden van binden. De binderij had contact met uitgevers in en buiten Den Haag en werkte voor vele verzamelaars, waaronder belangrijke en invloedrijke mensen. Naast prijsbanden en banden voor verzamelaars, maakte de binderij ook banden die gezien kunnen worden als luxe banden voor uitgevers en boekverkopers. De stempels die gebruikt zijn voor deze banden zijn zeer divers, met in het midden van de platten een centraal ornament met aan de onder- en bovenkant een stempel met 3 eikels, daaromheen een dubbele decoratieve/geometrische rand, waarvan elke hoek aan de binnen- en buitenkant met de drie eikels gestempeld, dit alles in een brede decoratieve rand die bijna de gestempelde zijkant van de platten raakt. Ook de ruggen van de banden zijn tussen en op de ribben met goud bestempeld met een decoratief bloemenmotief, waarbij een vak is opengelaten voor de titel. Schutbladen van chintz met een bloemen patroon met appels en peren in de kleuren groen, rood en paars. Het boekblok is met goud op snede en bij de rug en op de hoeken geciseleerd met een motief van bladeren.) Storm van Leeuwen, J. (2006). Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century. Volume IIA, p. 67-104 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Batailles de Charles X Gustave Roi de Suède. Stockholm, A.F. Skjöldebrand, 1806. Oblong large folio (52 x 68 cm). With an engraved title with aquatint vignette, engraved portrait by Sandrart after a painting by Ehrenstrahl, and 11 aquatint plates after drawings by Count Dahlberg and paintings by Lembke, engraved by Skjöldebrand, numbered I-XII, all in sepia. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - First edition of a splendid series of sepia aquatints with battle scenes, engraved by Skjöldebrand (1757-1834) after drawings by Count Erik Johansen Dahlberg (1625-1703), as painted by Johann Philip Lembke (1631-1711). They glorify the military victories of Charles X Gustavus, King of Sweden (1622-1660), in the war against Poland and Denmark, 1655-58. Dahlberg was one of the most important generals to Charles Gustavus during the war, and played a major role in planning the famous crossing of the frozen Belts. Depicted here are the battles of Czarnova, Columbi, Guesne, Varsovie (Warsaw) (three), Philippova, Ivarnaes, and the crossing of the Saane and Grand Belt. Another aquatint portrays Charles Gustavus defending himself against seven Tartars. The portrait of the Swedish King, regally mounted on horseback, is engraved by Sandrart after a painting by David Klöcher von Ehrenstrahl (ca. 1620-1698).With bookplate. Top and lower part of spine damaged, binding edges rubbed and bumped; some very minor soiling on the plates. Very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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