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        The Ruins of Balbec otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria

      London, 1757, gd. in folio, d'un f. de titre & 28pp., ill. de 46 planches de Giovanni Battista Borra gravées par P. Fourdrinier et T. Major, dont 10 se dépl., et la planche 3 étant en deux parties, pl. vélin teinté en vert, rel. de l'époque, manque à la coiffe supérieure, coins inférieurs usés, et quelques rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire. Rare et très bel ouvrage illustré sur les ruines de Baalbek au 18e siècle. L'archéologue irlandais Robert Wood, accompagné de James Dawkins et de l'architecte et dessinateur Giovanni Battista Borra, voyagèrent en Syrie en 1751. D'après Brunet, James Dawkins collabora aussi à l'ouvrage. ¶ Cohen p.916 - Vente Blackmer cat. n°1113 "Leaving Palmyra on 27 March 1751, Wood proceed along the caravan route trough the desert arriving in Baalbek after five days. Compared with the ruins of other ancient cities which Wood and his companions had visited, those at Baalbek he considered : the remains of the boldest plan we aver saw attempted in architecture". - vente C. Aboussouan cat. n°966 - Harris 936 "the exactitude of Wood's work was appreciated by all reviewers and recognized by later writers on ancient architecture for the valuable contribution it made to scholarship" - cat. CCFR seulement 5ex. (BNF, Mazarine, Besançon, Strasbourg, Inst. Fr. Damas).

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        Braccio di città pensile e navigata al di sotto

      Acquaforte, bulino e puntasecca, 1757, firmata in basso a destra. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva priva di filigrana, con ampli margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Versione ridotta del frontespizio originale del volume IV delle Antichità Romane. Per la prima volta inclusa nelle Lettere di Giustificazione, questo esemplare è tratto da Opere Varie circa 1760. 'Lettere di Giustificazione scritte a Milord Charlemont'. L'elemento essenziale che caratterizzava il Piranesi era quel certo gusto per la polemica che finì per contraddistinguere gli ultimi trenta 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 erano però le parole, ma le immagini; il cercare di accusare, difendersi e polemizzare attraverso la grafica diede origine ad alcune tra le sue opere più sensazionali. Le Lettere di Giustificazione, ritenute la più importante opera polemica, sono basate sulle 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 dell'opera, pubblicata 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. Etching, engraving and drypoint, 1757, signed on plate. A magnific impression, on contemporary laid paper, wide margins, very good condition. Plate pubblished in the 'Lettere di Giustificazione scritte a Milord Charlemont'. The primary attitude which characterised Piranesi's personality was an unequivocal disposition towards controversy, which distinguished the last thirty years of his life and, at the same time, furnished him with the indispensable vigour and constituted the foundations which were necessary for his outstanding achievements. However, his favourite means for upholding debates were not words but pictures, and his attempts to blame, defend himself and contend gave rise to some of his most extraordinary works. The first of these was the one under scrutiny, which included the letters written to the Irish aristocrat Lord Charlemont who, not only had not kept his promise to fund the Antichità Romane..., but also completely disregarded the complaint notes which Piranesi sent him. The text of the Lettere di Giustificazione..., published in Rome in 1757, reproduced two of his letters to Charlemont together with another one addressed to Father Peter Grant, who had volunteered to settle the question. This work outlined problems which were far more serious than a simple quarrel, delineating the changes which came about in the relationships between artists and their sponsors in the second half of the eighteenth century. The artist who, with his project, wanted to leave behind him an important milestone by describing ancient vestiges of Roman history, judged himself worthy of Lord Charlemont's esteem. Therefore, this work of complaint had the aim of separating the Irish aristocrat's name from the Antichità Romane... since he was regarded as an unworthy patron. This was true up to the point that Piranesi had cancelled from the title-page of the first volume the text with which he had dedicated it to him. In this work, apart from a few satirical vignettes concerning Charlemont, the artist reproduced small-size versions of the four main title-pages included in his primary archaeological composition. These diminutive masterpieces generated considerable excitement in the artist, who decided to include the plates in the new edition of the Opere Varie... published at the beginning of the 1760s. Wilton Ely 748 Dimensioni in mm. 198 X 140

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        Vüe de Rio de Janeiro [together with] Plan de la Baye de Rio Janeiro et de ses Deffense

      1757 - A plan of Rio de Janeiro by the Comte de Breteuil, the last prime minister of pre-revolutionary France, together with one of the earliest manuscript prospects of the city. 1757. Plan: 535 by 735mm (21 by 29 inches); View: 290 by 790mm (11.5 by 31 inches). Manuscript plan of the bay of Rio de Janeiro in pen and ink with wash, signed “Breteuil fecit”, offered together with a pen and ink prospect of Rio de Janeiro, both dissected and mounted on canvas. Louis Charles Auguste le Tonnelier, baron de Breteuil, baron de Preuilly (1730-1807) was a French aristocrat, diplomat, statesman and politician. He was the last Prime Minister of the Bourbon Monarchy, appointed by King Louis XVI only one hundred hours before the storming of the Bastille. Breteuil was born in 1730 at the chateau of Azay-le-Ferron into a well-connected aristocratic family. He was educated in Paris before joining the army, where he served under Thomas Arthur, comte de Lally, baron de Tollendal (1702-1766) in his ill-fated command of the French forces in India during the Seven Years’ War. With orders to join the French forces that were fighting the English in India, Lally and Breteuil sailed from France on 2 May 1757 on a fleet of 6 boats leased by the Compagnie française pour le commerce des Indes orientales under the command of Vice Admiral Anne Antoine, Comte d’Aché (1701-1780). During the voyage, an epidemic forced the fleet to put in at Rio de Janeiro for six weeks. The Portuguese, neutral in the conflict between France and England, initially refused access to the city. It is likely that the present plan and prospect were drawn up during this hiatus, perhaps in contemplation of emulating Du Guay-Trouin’s previous exploits. Indeed, the text states that the map is based upon a plan made during the expedition of “Mr Duguay” (Du Guay-Trouin), together with corrections. It also indicates that the plan was made in conjunction with a prospect of the city (presumably the accompanying view offered here) and states that the plan and its companion view may be relied upon as accurate. The plan is titled “Plan of the Rio de Janeiro Bay and its Defenses”, and is signed in at the bottom right “Breteuil fecit”. A manuscript legend towards the right of the plan lists the following: The City; 2 The Benedictines; 3. Fort St Sebastien Fort; 4. The Parish City; 5. The Jesuits; 6. The Franciscans; 7. The aqueduct; 8. Fort Mercy; 9. Island of the goats and snakes; 10. Bishop’s residence; 11 Fort Conception; 12. Aqueduct; 13. Submerged sand bank; 14. Island and fort of the city of Gagnon; 15. The harbour; 16. Island and Fort Delage; 17. Fort St Jean; 18. Fort St Theodore; 19. Fort Santa Cruz; 20. Battery Delapre Vermek; 21. Submerged sand bank; 22. Chapel and Battery of Notredame of her travels; 23. Battery; 24. Oil Manufacture of Baleine Pt Leroy. The prospect, or view, is itself inscribed “realised for the Comte de Breteuil”, thereby re-enforcing the pairing of the two images, and the text towards the lower right of the image remarks: "This Bay has 8 deep-water anchorages. Two link the Fort Santa Cruz to Rio de Janeiro. Our troops and our crew are camped in San Domingo, which faces that city. This view is busy with our vessels. The parts that went imperfectly have been corrected while travelling through the Bay, placing here objects that perspective wouldn't admit." Inside a large text box at the lower right, the following are identified: "A. The City B. Government C. Public Fountain D. Small Vessel in Construction E. [Orphanage] “Mercy to the Found Children” F. Fort of Mercy G. Jesuits H. Fort St Sebastian J. Island of the Goats K. Fort of the Conception and Levesche L. Anchorage of the Portuguese Fleet M. Old Parish N. College O. Aqueduct P. Customs Q. St Claire R. Notre Dame de Gloire S. Batterie Theodore T. Battery St Jean V. Fort X. Fort Villegayen Y. Island and Fort of Laage Z. Vessel greeting the Fort n1 Fort Santa Cruz n2 The six vessels of the French fleet."

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        An Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times

      London: Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1757, 1757. First edition. Eddy, John Brown, 42; NCBEL II, 826. Edges rubbed; lacking the free endpapers; very good copy.. 8vo, contemporary panelled calf, paper spine label. Two pages of publisher's terminal ads. The famous treatise by John Brown (1715-1766) on the evils of the age as seen through the decline in the manners and principles of its citizenry, particularly the ruling class, all of which was leading, Brown maintained, to the eventual self-destruction of Britain. Brown, who became known as "Estimate Brown" was applauded by some (Cowper referred to his work as the "inestimable estimate of Brown") and derided by others, but his "Estimate" was popular and went through many editions (six in the first year alone).

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        Hydrographica Hungariae praemissa auctoris vita. Edidit Joannes Schuster. Pest, J.M. Trattner de Petróza, 1829. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 1 folded table. Later half morocco, cloth sides, gold-tooled spine, gilt upper edges, decorative endpapers.

      DSB VII, pp. 390-391; Poggendorff I, col. 1264 & II, col. 870; WorldCat (4 copies); not in BMC NH; Ward; Wellcome; etc. Very rare first and only edition of a work on the mineral springs of Hungary by the Hungarian botanist, mineralogist and chemist Paul Kitaibel (1757-1817), containing extensive descriptions of the properties and quality of the water and the supposed medical values."Kitaibel spent almost his entire life traveling through Hungary, studying the plant and animal life, collecting minerals, and analysing mineral waters. [...] His botanical and mineralogical collection became the basis for the natural history collection of the Hungarian National Museum" (DSB). The present work was published posthumously from Kitaibel's papers by Johannes Schuster, his successor as professor of chemistry and botany in Budapest, and contains an extensive biography and bibliography of Kitaibel.Bookblock loose from one hinge, spines slightly rubbed, but otherwise in very good condition.

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        Analecta Fastorum Zittaviensium oder Historischer Schauplatz der Löblichen Alten Sechs-Stadt des Marggraffthums Ober-Lausitz Zittau.

      Mit gest. Frontispiz und 6 (4 doppels.) Kupferstichen Umfangreiche Stadtchronik, die auch heute noch eine Fundgrube für den Historiker ist. Carpzov konnte noch aus Quellen schöpfen, die 1757 bei der Zerstörung Zittaus verbrannt sind. Die doppelseitigen Kupfer zeigen Ansicht und Grundriß der Stadt sowie 2 Prospekte vom Berg Oybin. Dazu 2 Wappenkupfer. - Einband etwas fleckig, Seiten leicht gebräunt und teils gering fleckig. Gutes Exemplar der gesuchten Chronik.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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        Le Tour Du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours

      First edition, first printing, of this illustrated edition. Inscribed by Jules Verne on an attached card. With printer's code 1757-73 on page [220], variant with printer's imprint on title leaf verso measuring 76 mm. instead of 82 mm. Verne's most popular novel, published in English as Around the World in 80 Days. Leather rubbed at edges, scattered foxing throughout, still a sound, tight, very good copy. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Le Decameron De Jean Boccace Decamerone Very fine, several handcol. sticks.

      Bok. Londres(Paris) 1757-1761 More details later if interst. Very Rare. A investment in real art.DECAMERONE if you dont know about this Five Volumes and its contents of artist and that the work itself is told to be one of the hundred best illustrated french books of all time ( WHAT IS ANDY compared to this, and what is he valued tomorrow for the stupid artcollecters??) 97 stail sticks of Gravolt, Boucher Cochin and Eisen, engraved by Aliamet and 6 others from the time. For this very fine volumes we think the price is low, buts its difficult to put a price on a book there is very few of out here. The artist ( are the most famous of the time and the sticks, more than a hundred are of finest ......MUST BE SEEN. Morocco full leather bindings. uppl. French book classics. Call Lennart 0706-352798. Nyskick.

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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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        Kupferstich- Karte, n. Chr. Scheurer b. T.C. Lotter, "Das Nurenbergische Gebiet. Mit allen Nürnbergischen Hauptmannschafften, so theils in unterschiedlichen Benachbarter Chur Fürsten, Fürsten und Ständen theils aber in Nürnbergischen Ämtern gelegen .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1757, 48 x 56 Cartho. Bavariae, 4.6 ( Für Seutter ). - Die Titelkartusche, mit schöner fig. Staffage, in der rechten unteren Ecke. Am linken und rechten Rand insgesamt 17 große Wappen, auch im Kartenbild zahlr. kleine Wappen. Gebiet: Forchheim, Sulzbach, Greding, Ansbach.

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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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        Sammlung von den Gebräuchen und Ceremonien der Wallfarth nach Mecca nebst verschiedenen Schriften welche die Religion die Wissenschaften und die Sitten der Turken betreffen

      Nurnberg, Monath, 1757 - First edition of a translation into German from the original French translation of three Arabic and Turkish treaties, followed by two eyewitness accounts of the author’s life. The first treatise covers the rituals surrounding the pilgrimage to Mecca, including descriptions of many of the important shrines and sites within the city, the other two concern the religion, science and manners of the Arabs and Turks. The author added his own description of Chios and of the marriage of Sultana Esma with Yakub Pasha, governor of Silistria. Julien-Claude Galland, nephew of the celebrated orientalist Antoine Galland, was an interpreter in the Levant who translated many works into French. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

      Typis Johannis Baskerville, Birminghamiae [Birmingham] 1757 - FIRST BASKERVILLE EDITION, 4to, pp. [x], 103, [2] 105-231, 233-432. Initial blank discarded. Slightly later diced russia by Edwin Moore of Cambridge (or using his tools), boards with a gilt border built up from three rolls, spine divided by raised bands, black morocco label, other compartments quartered diagonally with gilt tools in each quarter and small floral gilt cornerpieces, comb-marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Some light spotting and faint dustiness. Joints sometime almost invisibly repaired, the spine ends now worn making the presence of the newer leather more obvious, a few scratches to boards. Gold-printed bookplate of Canford Manor (Birmingham) and shelfmark label to front pastedown. An unusually restrained binding by (or using the tools of) Edwin Moore (or Moor) of Cambridge - Moore's work, known for the high quality of his leathers and finishing, is most often seen featuring Harleian-style lozenges made of massed gilt tools on the boards, and with wider borders built up using four or five rolls, often on red or blue morocco. The diced russia and less prominent tooling on this binding may reflect the changing tastes towards the end of Moore's career, or his tools may have passed on to another binder after this death (Moore himself had taken over the tools of Thomas Dawson the Younger in the 1730s). Most of the tools used in the binding recur in various combinations on known Edwin Moore bindings: the border tools on the boards (one an alternation of swashes and saltires, another swags with small flowers between, the third a more basic tooth-pattern), as well as spine tools including a distinctive 3-lobed 'pumpkin'-esque shape and two sizes of flower tool, all or in part are seen on BL Davis 159 as well as several examples pictured in Maggs binding catalogues, including 1212 nos. 108 & 110 and 1075 nos. 166 and 167. This famous edition of Virgil was Baskerville's first production, and remains a landmark of typography and printing. It was the first book printed with Baskerville's new type, and was also the first book printed in the West using wove paper instead of laid. This was not all that made it stand out; Baskerville's other, less obvious innovations include careful attention to the materials and construction of his presses and the process of 'glazing' the paper with pressure after printing. The 'startlingly novel and calligraphic type, the density of the ink, the excellence of the presswork, the smoothness and gloss of the paper' resulted in such a success that a near-identical reprint edition was produced later, distinguished by having the J in 'Johannis' on the title aligned before the B of 'Birminghamiae' In this copy the J is in the correct alignment for the first edition, between the B and the i. All of Gaskell's usual cancels and none of the unusual cancels are present, and the hand-correction on p. 134 (which Gaskell observes was probably 'done before the sheets left Baskerville's warehouse') has been done. The other relevant point identified by Gaskell is that the additional names on the subscriber's list usually number four, while 'a few copies have lists of either twenty-one or twenty-four additional names' In this copy the list has 4 additional names. Gaskell 1; ESTC T131451; Mambelli 414; Kallendorf 'Morgan' L1757.1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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