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        LA DIVINA COMMEDIA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI CON VARIE ANNOTAZIONI E COPIOSI RAMI ADORNATA DEDICATA ALLA SAGRA IMPERIAL MAESTA? 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 (285 by 205 mm), 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? 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?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?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. ?Dante?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 ?Ethics? 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?s own political prejudices, and his language never falls short of what he describes.? PMM

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        Le monde par Adam Fitz - Adam Ou feuilles périodiques sur les moeurs du te EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Leyde: De l'imprimerie d'Elie Luzac, fils, 1757. Fine. De l'imprimerie d'Elie Luzac, fils, à Leyde 1757, in-12 (10x16,8cm), 2 volumes reliés. - Original rare Edition. Translation Gaspard Joel Monod. Copy to arms hit on Emmanuel Bliss dishes Dufort, Duc de Duras Binding full fair calf ice and vintage marbled. Back nerve ornate iron rampant lion of the Duke of Duras. As an exhibit in red morocco, volume number piece very rubbed black sheepskin. Head Headgear torn Volume II. Slot in the upper jaw with lack headdress. Scuff the upper jaw in the tail of the first volume in the lower jaw tail of Volume II. 3 corners bumped. Despite the reported defects, nice copy. Edition volumes articles in the eponymous Periodical 1753 and 1754. The group gathered around Edward Moore brings Horace Walpole, Earl of Chesterfield - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare. Traduction de gaspard Joel Monod. Une suite était prévue, laquelle ne parue jamais, faute de succès sans doute. Exemplaire aux armes frappés sur les plats de Emmanuel-Félicité de Durfort, duc de Duras Reliures en plein veau blond glacé et marbré d'époque. Dos à nerf orné au fer du lion rampant du duc de Duras. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison de basane noire très frottée. Coiffe de tête du tome II arrachée. Fente au mors supérieur avec manque en coiffe. Epidermure au mors supérieur en queue du tome I, en du mors inférieur en queue du tome II. 3 coins émoussés. Malgré les défauts annoncés, agréable exemplaire. Edition en volumes des articles parus dans le périodique éponyme en 1753 et 1754. Le collectif réuni autour de Edward Moore rassemble Horace Walpole, le Comte de Chesterfield, George Lyttelton, et Soame Jenyns. Ces derniers ont suivi la verve et la veine satyrique déployées dans Le Spectateur dans un nouveau périodique, destiné à railler particulièrement les moeurs anglaises et la bêtise universelle, dans la lignée de Swift.

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        A voyage to China and the East Indies, by Peter Osbeck ... Together with a voyage to Suratte by Olof Toreen ... and an account of the Chinese husbandry by Captain Charles Gustavus Eckeberg. Translated from the German, by John Reinhold Forster ... To which are added, a faunula and flora Senensis.London, Benjamin White, 1771. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 14 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary gold-tooled calf.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 2098; Löwendahl 558; Pritzel 6865. First edition of Johann Reinhold Forster's English translation of Osbeck's Dagbok öfwer en Ostindisk resa, first published in Sweden in 1757. Osbeck's narrative includes observations on China's languages and customs, but is particularly rich in detail about its natural history. Toreen's account of his voyage to India and China, in the form of letters, is followed by Eckeberg's Short account of the Chinese husbandry, and a catalogue of Chinese animals and plants with their Linnaean nomenclature. The fine plates primarily depict plants. Neatly re-backed with the original spine laid down. Very good set.

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        Essai géographique sur les Isles Britanniques.

      de l'imprimerie de Didot,, Paris, 1757 - 4ff, 471pp. Exemplaire complet de son frontispice, 36 vignettes et de ses 5 cartes. Jacques Nicolas Bellin entra au Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine peu après la création de celui-ci, en 1721, et y passa toute sa vie. Nommé ingénieur hydrographe en août 1741, il incarne le type même du géographe en chambre car il ne voyagea jamais lui-même et se borna à travailler sur les documents qui lui étaient fournis par les navigateurs. Il a compilé en cinquante ans d’activité une masse énorme de connaissances géographiques de son temps en plagiant bien souvent les travaux des marins comme d’Après Mannevillette qui déposa à ce propos une plainte à l’Académie des Sciences. Il a publié 59 cartes de toutes les régions du monde, réunies en volumes sous le titre d’ « Hydrographie française » (1753) puis en 1764 le « Petit Atlas Maritime » en 5 volumes qui fut pendant plusieurs décennies le bréviaire des navigateurs. Auteur d’une « Nouvelle méthode pour apprendre la géographie » (1769), il fut membre de l’Académie de Marine et de la Société royale de Londres. (Taillemite) Livres Coiffes manquantes, coins légèrement émoussés, mors du premier plat fendillé en tête et queue sur 4 cm, sinon bel exemplaire. Reliure de l’époque en plein veau marbré, dos à 5 nerfs orné caissons et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges.

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        NOTICIA DE LA CALIFORNIA, y de su Conquesta Temporal, y Espiritual Hasta el Tiempo Presente.

      Madrid Imprenta de la Viuda de Manuel Fernandez 1757 3 volumes, small quartos; [24], 240; [8], 564; [8], 436 pp.; 4 folding copperplate maps: Vol. 1 "Mapa de la California su golfo, y Provincias Fronteras en el Continente de l Espana" (approx. 14.75 x 12.25 inches); Volume 3: "Seno de California, y su Costa Oriental Nuevamente Descubierta, y Registrada Cabo al las Virgenes, Hasta su Termino, que es el Rio Colorado año 1747..." (approx. 12.5 x 11.25 inches); "Carta de la Mar del Sur, o Mar Pacifico, entre el Equador..." (approx. 9.25 x 9 inches); "Mapa de la America Septentl. Asia Oriental y Mar del Sur Intermedio..." (approx. 11.75 x 14 inches). Later full vellum with dark green morocco spine labels Vellum lightly soiled and worn, chips to first volume spine label, old mend to verso of map in first volume and to title page of third volume, minor foxing. Overall a very good set in very presentable condition

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        The Garden of the Soul: or, A Manual of Spiritual Exercises and Instructions for Christians

      W. Needham, London 1757 - ~TITLE CONTINUES: who (living in the World) aspire to Devotion. The Seventh Edition, Corrected and Enlarged by the Author. ~Despite pagination, all pages present. Size: 16 x 10 cm. Red morocco, probably late 18c / early 19c, gilt title and decoration to spine and decorative gilt frame to boards. All edges gilt. Detached ribbon. Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate to inside front board. 19c inscriptions to blank front endpaper. Mild darkening / rubbing to boards and spine. Mild scattered foxing/browning. Tear repaired to one page - text still clear. Hinges sound. Needham's catalogue at rear. Scarce early edition (first was 1740) - not in Copac, 1 copy in Worldcat, 2 in Blom Size: 40, 3-314, (3), (4)pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tales to Kill Time: Or, A New Method to cast off Care, and to cure Melancholy, Vapours, and all Hypochondriacal Complaints. By the Society of the Court of Comus.

      London: Printed for R. Baldwin. 1757 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 12mo, 145 x 80 mms., pp. [iv], 208, contemporary sheepskin, skilfully rebacked with old spine laid down. A good copy, with the bookplate, engraved by Evans, of Robert Cunliffe on the front paste-down end-paper. THe Monthly Review commented, "We bestow alms upon cripples, to relieve their bodily wants; nor is it less kind to contribute some amusement to those who labour under a poverty of mind, or a debility of understanding: that both, being burdens to themselves as well as society, may be enabled to pass that time as easily as possible, which both may be desirous to kill. For this end these poetical tales are calculated, and are a collection purloined from many Authors, as Priori, Swif, Gay, Allan Ramsay, and others, as well as from collections with the same nature as itself." ESTC T73665 locates copies in BL; Cornell, Huntington, and Indiana. Copac adds Leicester, Manchester, and NLS.

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        Elementa physiologiae corporis humani. 8 Bände.

      Lausanne bzw. Bern, Bousquet (Bd 1), Arnay (Bd 2), Grasset (Bde 3, 4, 5) bzw. Societas Typographicae (Bde 6-8), 1757-69. - 2 Bl., XII, 520 S., 5 Bl., 397 S., 492 S., X, 596 S., VIII, 645 S., XVI, 639 S., XVI, 576, 201 S., XXIV, 457, 348 S. Mit 6 gest. Tafeln, einigen gest. und einigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten. 4°. Marmorierte Kalbslederbände d. Z. auf 5 Bünden, mit Rückentitel und reicher -vergoldung, Stehkantenvergoldung und Rotschnitt. Gering berieben und bestoßen; auf den Deckeln einige kleinere Schabstellen; bei 3 Bänden kaum störende Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen; aufgrund unterschiedlicher Papierqualitäten einige Lagen gebräunt; teils gering stock- bzw. braunfleckig; es fehlt das Titelporträt in Band 1. Von Hallers Hauptwerk, ein Meilenstein in der Geschichte der vergleichenden Medizin, in einem hochdekorativen Exemplar. Vgl. Goedeke IV/1, 22; WG 20. Beiliegend: "Albrecht von Haller. Zum 200. Todestag. Den Freunden und Autoren des Verlages." Göttingen, Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 1977. Ill. OKt., 8°, 53 S. LA

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        Recherches et Observations sur Toutes les Parties de l'Art du Dentiste. 2 volumes.

      Paris: Jean-Thomas Herissant, 1757. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (164 x 96 mm). xx, 310; [4], 333, [3] pp., including half-titles, woodcut device to title-pages, woodcut head- and tailpieces, 13 folding engraved plates, and publisher's adverts at end of vol. 2. Vol. 1 leaves L2-3 misbound within preliminaries and gathering Aa4 misbound before Z1. Bound in contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt and with red and brown morocco labels (corners bumped and worn, extremities rubbed), red-dyed edges, marbled endpapers. Light staining to top margin of first 9 leaves in vol. 2, tear in fold of plate 4 without loss, occasional minor spotting and light browning of text, but generally a crisp and clean copy. Provenance: Didier (signature to first flyleaf in each vol.). ----NLM/Blake, p. 61; Garrison-M. 3673.1; Wellcome II, 213; Waller 10578. FIRST EDITION. "An excellent book on dentistry appeared in France in the year 1757, the work of Bourdet, a celebrated and elegant writer, in whom the gifts of literacy and scientific culture were coupled with a vast experience and a profound spirit of observation." (Guerini, History of Dentistry, Amsterdam, 1967, p. 309). "Bourdet's greatest contributions were to dental prosthetics. He also described severe periodontoclasia and his treatment of the condition similar to modern gingivectomy" (Garrison-M). "According to Bourdet, the teeth are so apt to decay, partly because of the frequent changes of temperature to which they are exposed, and partly because, differently from the bones, they are not provided with any protective organic covering. In many cases of caries, Bourdet extracted the tooth, filled it with lead or gold leaf, and replanted it; but if, in extracting, the alveolus had been injured, he replanted the tooth immediately, to preserve the alveolus from the damaging action of the air, and carried out the stopping at a later time. . . Bourdet made prosthetic pieces. . . but one of his principal merits is that of having brought artificial plates to perfection by fixing them not, as heretofore, to the opening of the palate or inside the nose, but by means of lateral clasps fitted to the teeth" (Guerini, History of Dentistry, Amsterdam, 1967, pp. 309-10). Very Good.

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        Dagbok öfwer en Ostindisk Resa åren 1750, 1751, 1752 med Anmärkningar uti Naturkunnigheten, främmande Folkslags Språk, Seder, Hushållning, m. m. på fleras åstundan utgifwen. Jämte 12 Tabeller och afledne Skepps-Predikanten Toréns Bref

      Stockholm, Lor. Ludv. Grefing, 1757. Inbunden bok. Gulddekorerat skinnryggband, titelfält i svart. (8), 376, (16) s., 12 graverade planscher, varav en med en ca 4 cm lång reva. Inlaga fin, enstaka mindre lagerfläckar. Äldre namnteckning på titelsida (Jackson?). 13x19 cm.

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        Dagbok öfwer en Ostindisk Resa åren 1750, 1751, 1752 med anmärkningar uti Naturkunnigheten, främmande Folkslags Språk, Seder, Hushållning m.m. på fleras åstundan utgifwen. Jämte 12 tabeller och afledne Skepps-Predikanten Toréns Bref

      Lor. Ludv. Grefing, 1757. Inbunden bok. Halvfransk bindning med fyra upphöjda bind. På titelbladet finns namnteckning, Johan Dahlgren. Pärmen har visst slitage. Sidorna något missfärgade av tiden. Ägaretikett på pärmens insida. (26)

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        An Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times

      

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        Disegno della Prima Machina rappresentante i Magnifici Portici d'Athene.

      1757 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1757. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini irregolari, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music, dances an

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. und bei T. C. Lotter , "Longobardia . ex Relationibus et Observationibus Geographicae Magini, Canteliet Tillemontii Collecta".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, nach 1757, 47,5 x 58 Ritter, Die Welt aus Augsburg, p. 49. Seltene Lombardeikarte bei Lotter, ursprünglich bei J.F. Probst erschienen. Mit Kopftitel. Die Karte zeigt Norditalien, ohne das Piemont. Gebiet Trient, Venedig, Ravenna, Lucca, Genua, Lago Maggiore. - Mit alten Anstreichungen

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        Considérations sur l'histoire naturelle des poissons, sur la pêche et les lois qui la régissent.Toulouse, J.M. Douladoure, 1821. 8vo. Contemporary half vellum.

      Westwood & Satchell, Bibl. piscatoria, p. 80; WorldCat (7 copies). Rare first edition of an ichthyological work by Eugène François Dralet (1757-1844), conservator of forest and water in the 12th arrondissement in France. It describes several common species of fresh- and saltwater fish (carp, trout, salmon, bream, etc.), various fishing and angling methods, and laws and regulations concerning fishing at sea and in rivers and lakes. With some occasional minor foxing. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities and boards slightly soiled. A very good copy.

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        Idea delle antiche via Appia e Ardeatina & Veduta d’uno de’ circhi antichi con altri monumenti al dintorno

      1757 - Coppia di incisioni all’acquaforte, bulino e puntasecca, 1757, firmate in basso a destra. Magnifiche prove, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con lettere CB", con ampli margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Versioni ridotte del frontespizio originale del volume II e del volume III delle Antichità Romane. Per la prima volta inclusa nelle Lettere di giustificazione scritte a Milord Charlemont e à di lui agenti di Roma . intorno la dedica della sua opera delle Antichitá Rom[ane] fatta allo stesso signor ed ultimamente soppressa, 1757, e successivamente incluse in alcune edizione di Opere Varie a partire da circa il 1760. L’elemento essenziale che caratterizzava il carattere del Piranesi era quel certo gusto per la polemica che finì per caratterizzare gli ultimi trent’anni della sua vita e che allo stesso tempo diede linfa vitale e fu la base delle sue geniali creazioni. L’arma preferita per gli spunti polemici non era però la parola, bensì le immagini, e il cercare di accusare, difendersi e polemizzare attraverso la grafica diede origine ad alcune tra le opere più sensazionali. Prima opera polemica furono le Lettere di Giustificazione che comprendeva le lettere scritte al nobiluomo irlandese Lord Charlemont, che oltre a non aver mantenuto la promessa di finanziare le Antichità Romane, ignorava totalmente le lettere di protesta inviategli dal Piranesi. Il testo delle Lettere di Giustificazione, pubblicate a Roma nel 1757, riproduce due delle lettere a Charlemont, oltre ad un’altra indirizzata a Padre Peter Grant, che si era proposto come paciere nella disputa. L’opera sintetizza problemi ben più seri di un semplice litigio, rappresentando i mutamenti che intervengono nei rapporti tra artisti e mecenati nella seconda metà del diciottesimo secolo. L’artista, che con il suo lavoro si proponeva di lasciare un segno importante ai posteri documentando i reperti relativi alla storia romana, si riteneva meritevole del rispetto di Lord Charlemont. Pertanto questo lavoro di protesta teneva a dissociare il nome del nobile irlandese dalle Antichità Romane essendo per queste un indegno patrono, al punto tale che il Piranesi ne aveva già cancellato dal frontespizio del primo volume la scritta con cui gliele dedicava. Nell’opera l’artista, oltre ad alcune vignette satiriche sul conto del Charlemont, riprodusse in piccolo formato i quattro frontespizi principali contenuti nel principale lavoro archeologico. Questi piccoli capolavori, suscitarono molto entusiasmo nell’artista, che decise di inserire le lastre nella nuova edizione di Opere Varie pubblicata all’inizio degli anni sessanta. Pair of etchings, engraving and drypoint, 1757, signed in the lower right. Magnificent proofs, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "double encircled lily with the letters CB", with wide margins, in excellent condition. Smaller versions of the original title page of Volume II and Volume III of Roman Antiquities. For the first time included in the "Lettere di giustificazione scritte a Milord Charlemont e à di lui agenti di Roma . intorno la dedica della sua opera delle Antichitá Rom[ane] fatta allo stesso signor ed ultimamente soppressa" (1757) and subsequently included in some edition of "opere Varie" from about 1760. The essential element that characterized the nature of Piranesi was that certain taste for controversy that came to characterize the last thirty years of his life and at the same time gave lifeblood and was the basis of his brilliant creations. The weapon of choice for controversial ideas, however, was not the word, but the images, and trying to accuse, defend and argue through graphics gave rise to some of the most stunning works. Before polemical work were the letters of justification which included letters written to the Irish nobleman Lord Charlemont, who in addition to failing to keep his promise to fund Roman Antiquities, totally unaware of the protest letters sent to him by Piranesi. Th [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        SCHLESIEN, 1757 BEAURAIN TITEL: CARTE DE LA BASSE PARTIE DU DUCHÉ DE SILÉSIE QUI COMPREND LE PRICIPAUTES OU DUCHES DE SCHWEIDNITZ DE JAVER, DE GOLOGAU, DE BRESLAU DE LIEGNITZ, DE BRIEG, DE WOLAU, DOELS, DE SAGAN ET LES SEIGNEURIES OU BARONIES LIBRES DE WARTENBERG, DE MILIRTSCH, DE TRACHENBERG, DE NIDER-BEUTHE, ET DE GOSCHÜTZ. LEVÉE EN PARTIE SUR LES LIEUX PAR ORDRE DE L EMPEREUR CHARLES 6E. PAR LE SR. WIELAND, ET ACHEVEÉ APRES SA MORT PAR LE SR. SCHUBART, FAMEUX GEOMETRE. DÉDIÉE ET PRÉSENTÉE AU RO, PAR SN TRÈS HUMBLE TRÈS FIDELE SERVITEUR ET SUJET, LE CHEVALIER DE BEAURAIN GÉOGRAPHE ORDINAIRE DU ROY ET DEVANT DE L EDUCATION DES MONSEIGN. R LE DAUPHIN 1757.

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        SCHLESIEN, 1757 BEAURAIN TITEL: CARTE DE LA BASSE PARTIE DU DUCHÉ DE SILÉSIE QUI COMPREND LE PRICIPAUTES OU DUCHES DE SCHWEIDNITZ DE JAVER, DE GOLOGAU, DE BRESLAU DE LIEGNITZ, DE BRIEG, DE WOLAU, D’OELS, DE SAGAN ET LES SEIGNEURIES OU BARONIES LIBRES DE WARTENBERG, DE MILIRTSCH, DE TRACHENBERG, DE NIDER-BEUTHE, ET DE GOSCHÜTZ. LEVÉE EN PARTIE SUR LES LIEUX PAR ORDRE DE L‘ EMPEREUR CHARLES 6E. PAR LE SR. WIELAND, ET ACHEVEÉ APRES SA MORT PAR LE SR. SCHUBART, FAMEUX GEOMETRE. DÉDIÉE ET PRÉSENTÉE AU RO, PAR SN TRÈS HUMBLE TRÈS FIDELE SERVITEUR ET SUJET, LE CHEVALIER DE BEAURAIN GÉOGRAPHE ORDINAIRE DU ROY ET DEVANT DE L‘ EDUCATION DES MONSEIGN. R LE DAUPHIN 1757.

      Paris Jean de Beaurain 1757 Landkarte/ map, original Kupferstich mit Grenzkolor., Titelkartusche rechts oben, Legendenkartusche obem mitte, Maßstabkartusche unten lings, Maßstab in graphischer Form, Blatt ca. 42x53 cmVersand D: 9,00 EUR

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        SCHLESIEN, 1757 BEAURAIN TITEL: CARTE DE LA BASSE PARTIE DU DUCHÉ DE SILÉSIE QUI COMPREND LE PRICIPAUTES OU DUCHES DE SCHWEIDNITZ DE JAVER, DE GOLOGAU, DE BRESLAU DE LIEGNITZ, DE BRIEG, DE WOLAU, D’OELS, DE SAGAN ET LES SEIGNEURIES OU BARONIES LIBRES DE WARTENBERG, DE MILIRTSCH, DE TRACHENBERG, DE NIDER-BEUTHE, ET DE GOSCHÜTZ. LEVÉE EN PARTIE SUR LES LIEUX PAR ORDRE DE L‘ EMPEREUR CHARLES 6E. PAR LE SR. WIELAND, ET ACHEVEÉ APRES SA MORT PAR LE SR. SCHUBART, FAMEUX GEOMETRE. DÉDIÉE ET PRÉSENTÉE AU RO, PAR SN TRÈS HUMBLE TRÈS FIDELE SERVITEUR ET SUJET, LE CHEVALIER DE BEAURAIN GÉOGRAPHE ORDINAIRE DU ROY ET DEVANT DE L‘ EDUCATION DES MONSEIGN. R LE DAUPHIN 1757.

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        Great-Britain's true system: wherein is clearly shewn, I. That an increase of the public debts and taxes must, in a few years, prove the ruin of the monied, the trading, and the landed interests. II. The necessity of raising the supplies to carry on the war, within the year. III. That such a design, however seemingly difficult, is very practicable: with a sketch of various schemes for that purpose. IV. An expedient which will support the public credit, in all times of public distress and danger. To which is prefixed, an introduction, relative to the forming a new plan of British politicks, with respect to our foreign affairs, and our connections on the continent.

      London: printed for A. Millar, in the Strand; J. Whiston, and B. White, and W. Sandby, in Fleet-street, 1757. 8vo., (8) + cl + 363 + (1)pp., edges of title-page and final two leaves browned, bound in contemporary speckled calf, rebacked preserving gilt morocco lettering-piece, gilt outer dentelles; extremities a little worn, outer dentelles rubbed. A very good copy indeed. First edition. This was Postlethwayt's last published work. Writing of it, Schumpeter comments that 'he was intelligent enough to see the importance of Cantillon's book (p.372), the, then unpublished, Essay on the Nature of Trade in General.> The manifestation of this recognition, the lengthy, unacknowledged quotations from Cantillon present in Great-Britain's True System> were used, in the nineteenth century, to dismiss Postlethwayt as a mere plagiarist (ODNB). Schumpeter reads Postlethwayt's interpretation of 'interest as a payment to hoarders by those who stand in need of it, i.e. as a payment necessary in order to overcome people's reluctance to part with cash' as an early from of 'Lord Keynes' own-rate theory of interest'.

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        Travels, or observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant.: Illustrated with cuts

      London printed for A. Millar and W. Sandby 1757 - See Blackmer 1533 (first edition) A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked in calf, raised bands. Minor wear to corners, light offsetting from some plates, small wormhole to margin of first few leaves, not affecting text. The second edition, with great improvements 4to, pp. v, [i, epitaph], [v]-xviii, [ii], 513, [1, list of plates]; with 24 plates (3 folding) and 14 maps (10 folding), numerous vignettes. Armorial bookplate and signature of Thomas William Evans on front pastedown.

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        North America. L'Amerique Septrionale.

      Americas: Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier 1757. Copper engraved map of of North America from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank. Black and white strap work title cartouche [as issued]. Inset at top left of upper Hudson Bay and Baffin's Bay with Greenland connected to the continent. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper, short centre fold split at lower margin with old repair to verso and lower margin; crease in right half from bay of Panama north to Carolina. old red crayon numbers to verso. Covens & Mortier as a firm existed between 1721-1778, taking over the business of Pierrre Mortier. Johannes / Jean Covens and Cornelius Mortier were brothers- in- law following the former's marriage to Mortier's sister Agatha in 1721, when they also formally went in to partnership. Under the Covens and Mortier imprint, Cornelius and Jean republished the works of the great 17th and early 18th century Dutch and French cartographers De L'Isle, Allard, Jansson, & De Wit. The firm would become one of the most prolific Dutch publishing concerns of the 18th century. The company would pass down through the Covens family as Mortier had no children, changing the name to Covens & Zoon until Pieter Mortier IV a great grandson of the original founder joined the firm and saw the name restored to Mortier Covens & Zoon. ( See Koeman I p45). Koeman I: C&M 8:104. Americas North America L'Amerique Septrionale

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        Insieme di tre carte geografiche.

      S. Ed, 1757. 3 carte del geografo e cartografo francese Bellin. Idrografo presso l'Ufficio Idrografico francese, fu membro della Académie de Marine e della Royal Society di Londra. In oltre cinquant'anni di carriera produsse un gran numero di carte di particolare interesse per il Ministère de la Marine. Le sue mappe del Canada e dei territori francesi in America del Nord (Nuova Francia, Acadia, Louisiana) sono particolarmente preziose. Le prime tre carte misurano cm 21 x 31 circa alla battuta, la quarta cm 26 x 34. (1) Karte von der Bay Chesapeack und den benachbarten Landen. Aus den besten engloendischen Karten gezogen (Chesapeak Bay ed i territori adiacenti della Virginia e del Maryland, con la Pennsylvania ed il New Jersey verso nord); (2) Karte von den Seen in Canada, zur allgemeinen Historie der Reisen (1757) (zona dei grandi laghi del Canada); (3) Karte von dem laufe des Flusses St. Laurenz von seiner Mündung an bis über Quebec, zur allgemeinen Historie der Reisen (1757) (carta dell'insenatura del fiume St.Laurence in Québac); Alcune fioriture e bruniture, più evidenti al retro ed ai margini bianchi. Antichi segni di piegatura. Bell'insieme, assai raro.

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        Stadtplan ('Neuer Geometrischer Plan Der Gesammten Königlich-Preussischen Und Churfürstlich-Brandenburguschen Haupt Und Residentzstadt Berlin. In Verlag Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg, n. 1757, 45 x 60,5 Schulz, G., Stadtpläne von Berlin 1652 bis 1920, 139.

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        Politischer Medicus, oder Klugheits-Regeln, Nach welchen ein junger Medicus seine Studia und Lebensart einrichten soll, wenn er sich will berühmt machen, auch geschwinde eine glückliche Praxin zu erlangen und zu erhalten begehret. In das Deutsche übersetzt von Johann Moritz Auerbach. Zweyte vermehrte Auflage. - (Vorgebunden) - Knör, Ludewig Wilh. von: Vade Mecum Medicum, Oder: medicinisches Hand-Buch, Darinnen eine kurzgefasste Methode aller Krankheiten, und wie solche zu curiren, sammt denen darzu gehörigen Formuln vor Augen geleget wird.

      Leipzig, bey Friedrich Lankischens Erben (und: Naumburg, bey Christian Friedrich Gessner) 1753 und 1757. - 2 Titel in 1 Band. Klein-8°. 204 S., 20 n.n. S. Register; 4 n.n. Bl., 154 S., 6 n.n. S. Index. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Beide Titel nicht bei Blake. - Wellcome 3, 285 (für Hofmanns lateinische Erstausgabe von 1746). - Sehr seltene Verhaltensregeln für Mediziner in der Praxis und in der Gesellschaft. Die erste deutsche Ausgabe erschien beim gleichen Verleger 1752. - Das "Vade Mecum" von Knör ist eine pharmazeutische Rezeptsammlung, mit einem Vorwort und aus dem Nachlass herausgegeben von Christian Theodor Wachter. Knör wurde durch seine "Venus à la mode" berühmt, eine 1717 erschienene Sammlung von Mitteln gegen Geschlechtskrankheiten. - Einband an den Aussen- und Innenkanten mit Wurmspuren. Durchgehend etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. - Selten.

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        L Asia divisa

      Artist: Zatta Antonio ( - 1797 ) Venice; issued in : Venice; date: 1777 1757 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 30,5 x 40 - description: Map shows total Asia. - vita of the artist: Antonio Zatta (1757 ? 1797) was an Italian cartographer who was based in Venice. One of his major contributions include the Atlante Novissimo, a four volume atlas of the world in very high scientific quality.

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        Great-Britain's true system:

      8vo., (8) + cl + 363 + (1)pp., edges of title-page and final two leaves browned, bound in contemporary speckled calf, rebacked preserving gilt morocco lettering-piece, gilt outer dentelles; extremities a little worn, outer dentelles rubbed. A very good copy indeed.Publisher: London: printed for A. Millar, in the Strand; J. Whiston, and B. White, and W. Sandby, in Fleet-street,Year: 1757Edition: First edition.

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        Four Dissertations.

      London: for A. Millar,, 1757. I. The Natural History of Religion. II. Of the Passions. III. Of Tragedy. IV. Of the Standard of Taste. Duodecimo (165 x 98 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, expertly rebacked preserving most of the original spine, new red morocco label, raised bands with double gilt rules, edges speckled red. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown, extremities worn, tiny hole to initial blank, sporadic light foxing. A very good copy. First edition, with the scarce half-title and dedication. The first word on p. 9 is "ative" instead of the corrected "lative" (the first copies printed correctly, but the "l" was then dropped and then again reinserted in later copies). The first word on p. 131 is corrected to "lancing" (the "l" was initially misprinted as an "I"). Cancels C12 and D1 and the omission of K5-K8 agree with the description of Todd, p. 200. These essays were offered by Hume to his publisher in June 1755 for 50 guineas. "After publication Hume withdrew the dedication to John Home or Hume (author of the tragedy 'Douglas'), but cancelled the withdrawal four days later: in the interval 800 copies were sold without it. He never reprinted it"(Jessop, p. 34). In this copy the half-title and the first divisional title have been inverted.

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        The Practical Husbandman:

      8vo., xii + 432 + (6)pp., folding plate, contemporary calf gilt with raised bands and a label. A fine, crisp, copy: signed by the author on verso of title authenticating this copy as genuine "further to prevent pyrating".Publisher: Edinburgh: printed by C. Wright and Company, for the author.Year: 1757Edition: First collected edition. Perkins 1173. Rothamsted p.103. Higgs 1390 (but giving a grossly erroneous collation). Goldsmiths 9224. Williams II, p.41. Not in Kress.

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

      , 1757. 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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        La géographie universelle: où l'on donne une idée abrégée des quatre parties du monde, et des différens lieux qu'elles renferment, par Jean Hubner. Nouvelle édition, revûë & augmentée de quantité d'articles nouveaux & des divers changemens arrivés jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1756. COMPLETE 6 VOLUME SET. EDWARD GIBBON ASSOCIATION.

      Basle: Jean Rodolphe Im-Hoff, 1757. 6 vols. Small 8vo. (17 cm.) Table of mileages between principal cities of Europe in vol. I; indexes at the end of each volume. - A geographical encyclopedia of all the regions of the earth by a well-known geographer and the son of an even more famous one. Translated from the German but according to the tastes of a French audience (from the preface). Full calf binding, 5 raised bands, spine titles. This set belonged to John Baker Holroyd, First Earl of Sheffield (1735-1821) and his bookplate appears on the front pastedown of each volume. Earlier name penned on bottom of the t.p. in each volume (inked out in 2): Pavilliard Pasteur 1762. Binding is somewhat scuffed, some joints are rubbed or cracked, spine ends chipped, worming in first and last volumes in early and final sheets, minor worming in vol. 5. A few minor stains, but mostly clean throughout and a nice set. Pencilled notation (for an auction?) on top of each front pastedown. The first owner was Daniel Pavilliard, a Calvinist minister in Lausanne, Switzerland, best known as the preceptor of the young Edward Gibbon, who had been sent to Lausanne by his father to be cured of his conversion to Roman Catholicism at Oxford. Gibbon lived under Pavilliard's roof for 5 years in the 1750s. Pavilliard, presumably cured him of the "errors of popery" but more significantly was an excellent teacher who was the major influence in Gibbon's education. John Baker Holroyd was Gibbon's life-long friend, and served as the editor of his friend's memoirs and was the executor of his estate. Baker Holroyd, known also as Sheffield, had a significant career as an MP, and was the author of British policies that seriously affected maritime commerce in the newly independent US. There is no evidence that Gibbon himself owned the set, and his friend had the opportunity to acquire it from Pavilliard directly in 1763 when he was in Lausanne with Gibbon. The calf binding came later: the set acquired from Pavilliard may have had paper covers or cheap boards, as his name is partially covered up at the gutter by the binding in some volumes or the date 1762 is cut off at the bottom margin. In vol. 1-2, Pavilliard's name is written over in ink; vol. 1 has name "J. Holroyd" at the top right edge of t.p. NOTE: This is a 6 volume set and will require extra shipping costs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saeculum Cabalisticum, ab Anno MDCC. Usque Ad Annum MDCCC. Sub CCCCXLIX. Inscriptionibus, Octingentas Octoginta Quator Cabalas Chronographicas, Et In His Varia; Potiori Autem Ex Parte Moralia Effata Exhibens.

      Michael Antoni Wagner,, Oeniponti: 1757 - Collation: )(4, A-G4, H6. Pagination: (8), 59, (6)p. In original paper wraps, with some wear. Light foxing, else nice copy. Fascinating book on Kabbalah and numerology. Not much is known about Benedictis, nobleman and diplomat, he was the author to a pamphlet titled ?Corona Honoris? (1727 and later editions), and was perhaps, counselor to the King of Austria. A rare book, with no copies available online, no auction records we would find and no reference citations. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        NOTICIA DE LA CALIFORNIA, y de su Conquesta Temporal, y Espiritual Hasta el Tiempo Presente Sacada de la Historia Manuscrita, Formada en Mexico año de 1739. por el Padre Miguel Venegas, de la Compañia de Jesus; y de otras Noticias, y Relaciones antiguas, y modernas

      Madrid: Imprenta de la Viuda de Manuel Fernandez, 1757. First edition. Vellum lightly soiled and worn, chips to first volume spine label, old mend to verso of map in first volume and to title page of third volume, minor foxing. Overall a very good set in very presentable condition. 3 volumes, small quartos; [24], 240; [8], 564; [8], 436 pp.; 4 folding copperplate maps: Vol. 1 "Mapa de la California su golfo, y Provincias Fronteras en el Continente de l Espana" (approx. 14.75 x 12.25 inches); Volume 3: "Seno de California, y su Costa Oriental Nuevamente Descubierta, y Registrada Cabo al las Virgenes, Hasta su Termino, que es el Rio Colorado año 1747..." (approx. 12.5 x 11.25 inches); "Carta de la Mar del Sur, o Mar Pacifico, entre el Equador..." (approx. 9.25 x 9 inches); "Mapa de la America Septentl. Asia Oriental y Mar del Sur Intermedio..." (approx. 11.75 x 14 inches). Later full vellum with dark green morocco spine labels Generally regarded as the first published history of California, the first two volumes of "Noticia de la California" deal exclusively with Baja (lower) California and are based on the manuscript written by Mexican Jesuit scholar Miguel Venegas in 1739. Though he was himself unable to travel he compiled his history from a variety of sources, including reports, letters, mission documents, original manuscripts, etc. Upon its completion his manuscript, titled "Impressas Apostolicas . . . de la Provincia de Nueva Espana obradas en la conquista de Californias . . . ," was sent to Spain where it went unpublished for several years, deemed too potentially revealing of Spanish military secrets in New Spain. The work was eventually turned over to Jesuit historian Andres Marcos Burriel who anonymously edited and extensively revised the manuscript. Burriel brought to Venegas' work additional information from a variety of sources and ultimately organized "Noticia" into four parts. The first introduces the geography and native inhabitants of Baja California; the second explores pre-Jesuit attempts to colonize the region; the third focuses on Jesuit activities in Baja and includes both Venegas' original work and Burriel's additions to bring the text up to date. The fourth part (comprising the whole of the third volume) is entirely the work of Burriel and is composed of a series of seven appendices and three maps. The text includes accounts of discoveries in Northern California, including Russian activities on the coast. Burriel also dismisses as fictions the widely accepted accounts of the voyages of de Fuca and de Fonte. The maps include Father Ferdinand Consag's "Seno de California," based on his own findings in a 1746 expedition to the mouth of the Colorado River. This is the first printing of the map, engraved from Consag's original manuscript. It is foundational in the cartographic history of California, as it put a definitive end to the notion of California as an island. The large frontispiece map in the first volume "Mapa de la California su golfo . . ." (which is based on Kino’s 1702 map) is beautifully rendered and includes ten captioned vignettes bordering the cartographic image. These depict local Indians, local wildlife, and two tableaux dramatizing the martyrdoms of of Father Carranco and Father Tamaral. These same images were reprinted as plates in the first English-language edition of the work (London, 1758). The London edition was an abridgement of the work and included only one map. Subsequent French (1766) and German (1769) editions were translations from the English. Intermediate issue with page 479 misnumbered as 476. Cowan p. 238; Graff 4470; Howes V69; Palau 358387; Sabin 98848; Streeter sale 2433; Wheat Transmississippi West 138; Zamorano 80 #78.

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        Astonomy Explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles and Made Easy to Those Who have not Studied Mathematics

      London: Printed for & sold by the Author, 1757. 2nd Edition . Leather Bound. Very Good/No jacket - as issued. 26 x 21 cms (10" x 8.5").. PUBLISHING DETAILS: This is the 2nd edition of Ferguson's wonderfully illustrated exposition of Newton's work on astronomy, printed for and sold by the Author in London in 1757. 283 pages, with 13 fold-out illustrations, as called for. Size: 26 x 21 cms (10" x 8.5"). Weight: 1.73 kilos (3.8 pounds). CONDITION: I would rate this as very good, commensurate with age. The full leather covers, with 5 raised bands to the spine and red morocco label, have been neatly strengthened at the hinges and are generally clean and sound (see photos). The binding is tight and secure throughout. The text and 13 fold-out illustrations are clean and bright overall, with light, even age-toning and a little light foxing to a few pages. There is some beautifully calligraphed marginalia at the foot of page 55 and several loose sheets of notes in the same hand. one of which carries a postmark dated 1810. There are no labels or inscriptions. Overall, this is a most handsome second edition of Ferguson's outstanding work. THE BOOK: Full title: 'Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles, and made easy to those who have not studied mathematics. 'Of all the sciences cultivated by mankind, astronomy is acknowledged to be, and undoubtedly is, the most sublime, the most interesting, and the most useful.' - the opening sentence of the book. Interestingly, Ferguson goes on to express his vision of 'Thousands upon thousands of suns, multiplied without end, and ranged all around us, at immense distances from each other, attended by ten thousand times ten thousand worlds, all in rapid motion, yet calm, regular and harmonious, invariably keeping the paths prescribed them, and these worlds peopled with myriads of intelligent beings, formed for endless progression in perfection and felicity!'

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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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        Carte De La Louisiane…

      [Paris]: 1757 - Small engraved map, 30.5 x 22.4 cm (9 " x 12" excluding margins), uncolored, small decorative cartouche. Some aging and browning, some creases at folds, small tear in lower margin, impression bright and clean; very good or better. Bellin (1703-1772) born in Paris and according to Tooley was considered one of the most prominent cartographers of the 18th century in a career that lasted about 50 years. This is a colonial period map that was made after Delisle's map of the Mississippi and Louisiana. There is considerable detail, and the map shows the Louisiana Territory extending from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. The map also shows part of Northern Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and even part of Texas. Some Indian territories, including the Apaches are shown along with some European settlements. Tooley: The Mapping of America.

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

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

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