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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.

      Landkarte/ map, original Kupferstich mit Grenzkolor., Titelkartusche rechts oben, Legendenkartusche obem mitte, Maßstabkartusche unten lings, Maßstab in graphischer Form, Blatt ca. 42x53 cm Landkarte

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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.

      Jean de Beaurain, Paris 1757 - Landkarte/ map, original Kupferstich mit Grenzkolor., Titelkartusche rechts oben, Legendenkartusche obem mitte, Maßstabkartusche unten lings, Maßstab in graphischer Form, Blatt ca. 42x53 cm de 500 Landkarte

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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.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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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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        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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        Hudibras. A Poem Written in the Time of the Civil Wars. Adorned with cuts. Hudibras. Poeme ecrit dans le tems de troubles d'Angleterre et traduit en vers francois. Avec des remarques & des figures. [Three Volumes]

      London / Londres 1757 - [vi], [x], 365 pp., [1]; [iv], 480 pp., [1]; [iv[, 365 pp., [1]. Illus. with 14 plates (3 folding). Translation is by John Towneley, a close friend of Voltaire's. Remarques at the end of each volume are by Henry Larcher. The plates are copied from the original Hogarth illustrations of 1726. Vol. 1 dated incorrectly with M.MCC.LVII on English title-page. See Lowndes "Bibliographer's Manual" (p. 336): "This masterly translation was made by John Towneley and not by Col. Francis Towneley as generally reported," as noted in pencil by an earlier bookseller on the prelims. This is the issue of only 200 copies. Scarce. Lowndes: p.336; Cohen-De Ricci (Rev.), p.196. Boards and spines rubbed, some loss of paper at the corners, tiny chip to head of spine on one volume, leaves clean, bindings tight, a good+ to very good set. Uncommon. Quarter brown morocco over marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt titles and decorations to spine, sewn in bookmarks, marbled endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection Academique, composée des mémoires, actes ou journaux des plus célébres Académies & Sociétés Littéraires Etrangeres... Tome IV de la Partie Etrangere.

      Dijon: Chez Desventes. 1757. First Edition. Hardcover. xliii, 647pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine with raised bands, decorated in gold with floral motifs and with brown morocco label lettered in gold, all edges red, marbled endpapers. With thirty-five foldout plates. A couple of stains to the boards, joints partially split, front hinge weak. Internally very clean with the occasional spot. A good copy. In the French language. ; Quarto .

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        Essai géographique sur les Isles Britanniques, 1757

      Paris, Didot, 1757. 4to (250 x 190 mm), S. [viii], 471, [1, blank], mit graviertem Zusatztitel, fünf Tafeln (zwei Falt- und zwei farbige Umrisse) und zahlreiche gravierte Ansichten von Großbritannien Eingeschlossen in eleganten, aufwendigen Rokoko-Grenzen Buchdruck mit einer gravierten Vignette (von Cambridge) Zeitgenössische Baumkalb, vergoldet Rote Kanten. Erste Ausgabe. Eine Beschreibung der britischen Inseln durch den ersten Chef-Hydrographie-Ingenieur der Dépôt des cartes, Pläne und Journaux du Ministère de la Marine. Neben der geographischen Darstellung Großbritanniens enthält Bellin einen Führer zum Navigieren seiner Küsten und eine Abhandlung über die Herstellung von Charts mit Verweisen auf andere Kartographen und ihre Arbeit. Der Autor, der seit über fünfzig Jahren seinen Posten am Dépôt hielt, war ein Mitwirkender der als Philosoph bewunderten Enzyklopädie und Mitglied der Royal Society. Seine berühmtesten Werke waren der Neptun François (1753) und die Hydrographie française (2 Bände, 1756-1765). Die Essay géographique, geschrieben von einem Hydrographer an den französischen König und veröffentlicht in den Anfangsphasen des Siebenjährigen Krieges, spiegelte sich wider Französisches Interesse an England zu einer Zeit, als die Invasion der letzteren einen ernsthaften Aspekt der französischen Kriegsstrategie bildete. Ein wirklicher Invasionstest, der vom französischen Außenminister Choiseul organisiert wurde, wurde im Jahre 1759 gemacht. "Die französische Toulon-Flotte konnte aus Toulon und durch die Straße von Gibraltar herauskommen, bevor sie von der portugiesischen Küste besiegt wurde. Die Brest-Flotte wurde von der bretonischen Küste zerstört. Hätten sie in ihren Absichten gelungen, wäre Pitt kritisiert worden, um die britische Stärke in Kanada, den Westindischen Inseln und Westafrika zu zerstreuen. . . . [Die] Landung einer regelmäßigen Kraft, die mehrmals größer war als die jakobitische Armee, die 1745 aus Schottland eingedrungen war, hätte für das britische Ministerium ernste Probleme gehabt und hätte sie wahrscheinlich dazu gebracht, einen Frieden zu akzeptieren, der auf günstigeren Bedingungen beruht Nach Frankreich, als sie sonst hätte erwarten können "(Schwarze, natürliche und notwendige Feinde, S. 61-62) .Cohen-de Ricci 129 Shirley, Atlanten I p. 205.T 2710. N de réf. Du libraire T2710 Paris, Didot, 1757. In-4 de (4) ff., 471 pp. 2 titres gravés et 5 cartes dont 2 dépliantes, rehaussées de coloris dépoque. Maroquin rouge. Reliure armoriée de lépoque. 255 x 194 mm. Das Buch Innere ist in einem dem Alter entsprechend gutem Zustand. Alle 471 Seiten komplett erhalten und auch die ausklappbaren Karten in einem guten Zustand. Das Hardcover ist in Ordnung, allerdings stark abgenutzt/abgegriffen, wie auf den Fotos zu erkennen.

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        Les amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe, par Longus. Double traduction du Grec en Francois de Mr Amiot et d'un anonime, mises en paralelle, et ornees des estampes originales du fameux B. Audran, graves aux depens du feu Duc D'Orleans [...]

      viii, 269, [1] pages. With 30 plates, including the frontispiece. In old full leather, but with a modern respine. Page of pencil notes to a front free end paper by a previous owner.

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        STATUTS ET RÈGLEMENTS GÉNÉRAUX DE L’HÔPITAL GÉNÉRAL DE NOTRE-DAME DE PITIÉ DU PONT DU RHÔNE ET GRAND HOTEL-DIEU DE LA VILLE DE LYON.

      A Lyon, De l'imprimerie d'Aimé Delaroche, imprimeur-libraire ordinaire de M. le Duc de Villeroy, de la ville, de l'hôpital et grand hôtel-dieu de Lyon, 1757 - 1 volume in-4 (23 x 18 cm) de (8)-222 pages. Reliure de l'époque pleine basane fauve, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. Très bon état malgré des coins légèrement usés et quelques légères éraflures sur les plats. Reliure solide et très décorative. Intérieur frais avec quelques rousseurs à quelques feuillets seulement. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Cet ouvrage contient entre autres choses les textes de fondation et d'institution de l'Hôpital général Notre-Dame de Pitié du Pont du Rhône et du Grand Hôtel-Dieu de Lyon, le détail des différentes fonctions administratives du premier recteur, du recteur avocat, du recteur exconsul, du recteur trésorier, etc. Il est question de l'administration des médecins, chirurgiens, sœurs, domestiques, du soin des incurables, du portier, du sommelier, des fonctions de cuisinière, de la boulangerie, etc. On trouve à la fin les différentes lettres patentes qui servent de preuves. BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hudibras.

      London [i.e. Paris?: no publisher],, 1757. Poëme écrit dans le tems des Troubles d'Angleterre; et traduit en vers françois avec des remarques et des figures. 3 volumes, duodecimo (166 x 95 mm). Contemporary red goatskin, smooth spines gilt-ruled in compartments containing central floral devices enclosed by star, diamond and leaf-form tools gilt, twin green morocco labels, three-line gilt borders to sides, floral cornerpieces gilt, all edges gilt, dot-and-line roll to turn-ins gilt, blue endpapers, bound blue silk pagemarkers. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 14 engraved plates of which 3 folding, woodcut head and tailpieces. Contemporary gift inscription from William Myddelton to one Sarah Webber, to the front free endpaper of each volume; bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and collector of eighteenth-century literature in contemporary bindings, to vol. 1 front pastedown; contemporary inscription to vol. 1 title identifying the translator as J. Townley (sic). Tips and bottom edges of boards lightly rubbed, the bindings nonetheless bright, the contents crisp and fresh. A superb copy. First edition in French, a "masterly translation" (Lowndes), of Butler's Civil War satire, one of 200 copies printed, this copy in a superior contemporary binding. The translator, John Towneley (1697-1782), piqued by Voltaire's dismissal of Hudibras as untranslatable, set about rendering passages for the amusement of salonnière Madame Doublet, and was persuaded to complete his translation by John Turberville Needham. It was "published anonymously in Paris in 1757, although the frontispiece indicated London as the place of publication, a stratagem to avoid censorship. The English original is given on parallel pages, and Hogarth's engravings [first published in 1726] are reproduced" (ODNB); the "remarques" are by Pierre Larcher, translator of Herodotus. Hudibras was originally published between 1663 and 1678; Towneley's translation was reprinted in 1819 with modernised French spelling and a revised English text.

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        Goethe Sämtliche Werke nach Epochen seines Schaffens, Münchner Ausgabe. 21 Bände in 33 Teilbänden (compl.).

      8, ca. 30.000 S., einige Abb., OLdr. (hellbraunes Ziegenleder), Kopfgoldschnitt u Lesebändchen, Tadellos NEUPREIS CHF 5056.-. Band 1.1 und 1.2: Der junge Goethe 1757-1775. Band 2.1 und 2.2: Erstes Weimarer Jahrzehnt 1775-1786. Band 3.1 und 3.2: Italien und Weimar 1786-1790. Band 4.1 und 4.2: Wirkungen der Französischen Revolution 1791-1797. Band 5: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre. Band 6.1 und 6.2: Weimarer Klassik 1798-1806. Band 7: Leben des Benvenuto Cellini und Diderot-Schriften. Band 8.1 und 8.2: Briefwechsel mit Schiller. Band 9: Epoche der Wahlverwandtschaften 1807-1814. Band 10: Farbenlehre. Band 11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.2: Divan-Jahre 1814-1819 West-östlicher Divan. Band 12: Naturwissenschaftliche Hefte. Morphologische Hefte. Band 13.1 und 13.2: Die Jahre 1820-1826. Band 14: Autobiographische Schriften der frühen Zwanzigerjahre. Band 15: Italienische Reise. Band 16: Dichtung und Wahrheit. Band 17: Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre. Maximen und Reflexionen. Band 18.1 u. 18.2: Letzte Jahre 1827-1832. Band 19: J. P. Eckermanns Gespräche mit Goethe. Band 20.1, 20.2 und 20.3: Briefwechsel mit Zelter. Band 21: Registerband.Die MÜNCHNER AUSGABE bietet das gesamte dichterische und das autobiographische Werk (oft in verschiedenen Fassungen), sämtliche Schriften zu Literatur und Kunst sowie zur Naturwissenschaft. Zum ersten Mal in der Editionsgeschichte wurden auch die amtlichen Schriften in breiter Auswahl in eine Ausgabe Sämtlicher Werke aufgenommen. Die bedeutenden Briefwechsel mit Schiller und dem Komponisten und Berliner Musikprofessor Carl Friedrich Zelter (beiden hat Goethe selbst Werkcharakter beigemessen) sind ebenso enthalten wie die berühmten Gespräche mit Eckermann. Darüber hinaus wird eine Vielzahl weiterer Briefe und Gespräche in den Bandeinführungen und Kommentaren herangezogen. Goethes Werke erscheinen in dieser Ausgabe, im Unterschied zu bisherigen Goethe-Editionen, nach den jeweiligen Epochen seines Lebens und Schaffens geordnet. Die Ausgabe vereint jeweils in einem Band, was nach entstehungsgeschichtlichen Bedingungen, nach thematischen und strukturellen Gemeinsamkeiten, aber auch hinsichtlich der zeitgenössischen Rezeption zusammengehört. So wird im Rahmen eines Bandes die "wechselseitige Erhellung" unterschiedlicher Werkschichten sichtbar, die auch Goethe selbst wichtig war: von Dichtung und Naturwissenschaft, literarischer Produktion und theoretischer Reflexion, von Akten des Schreibens und autobiographischer Selbstdeutung. Für den Kommentar ergeben sich daraus neue Möglichkeiten, solche Zusammenhänge sichtbar zu machen. Neue Wege geht die Ausgabe auch mit dem dargebotenen Text: Sie vertraut nicht mehr der Ausgabe letzter Hand, sondern bemüht sich, auf bessere frühere Drucke oder die Handschriften zurückzugehen. Auch vom Konzept der Ausgabe her lag diese Entscheidung nahe. In Textgestalt, Anordnung und Kommentar entsteht so ein farbiges und historisch differenziertes Goethe-Bild, das sich der neuen Begegnung und aktuellen Aneignung anbietet. Eine Ausgabe, die - von besten Sachkennern betreut - sowohl den neuesten wissenschaftlichen Standard repräsentiert als auch leserfreundlich angelegt ist.[Die Bände liegen angenehm in der Hand und sind köstlich anzusehen!]

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        Richtige Vorstellung des am 5. Novem. 1757 zwischen der Treffen, wie auch derer Gegenden, welche durch die Scharmützel und übrige Unternehmungen beider Armeen bekant geworden. - Berndt fecit.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Johann Christoph Berndt, 1757, 24,5 x 32 Nicht bei Drugulin u. Kat. Halle. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 127 (Johann Christoph Berndt, the elder, 1707-1798. Military engineer and engraver of Nuremberg. .). - Seltener Einblattdruck! - Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Merseburg, Eisenach, Kahla und Leipzig/Altenburg mit Einzeichnung der Schlachten bei Mücheln und Roßbach im Jahre 1757. - Oben links Titelkartusche mit Erklärungen.

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        Collection de thèses médico-chirurgicales, sur les points les plus importans de la chirurgie théorique et pratique; recueillies et publiées par M. le baron de Haller,et rédigées en francois par M.***.

      Paris: Vincent, 1757. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1757-1760. 5 volumes. 12mo (165 x 96 mm). xi [1], 449 [3] pp. and 1 plate; [4], 414 (i.e. 412) pp. and 1 plate; [4], 449 [1], [2] pp. and 1 plate; [2] 480 pp.; [2] 435 [1] pp. and 1 plate. Contemporary mottled French calf, spines ritchly decorated in gilt and with gilt-lettered morocco labels (only little wear to extremities), red-colored edges, marbled endpapers. Internally only little browned, occasional minor spotting, a few pencil marginalia in vol. 5. A fine set, rarely found complete as here. ----NLM/Blake p.195; Wellcome III, p.199; Conlon 57:829. FIRST FRENCH EDITION edited by Marquart of a collection of 163 inaugural theses and other medical tracts on surgery, partly presided by Haller in Göttingen. Haller's object was to illustrate a single disease, fatal cases where a post mortem had been made or where some trusty remedy had cured the patient. The in all 163 dissertations, ranging from 1666 to 1752, are presided over by Haller and such famous physicians as Lorenz Heister, Bernard Friedrich Albinus, Alexander Camerarius, Johann Sigismund Elsholtz, Jacob Benignus Winslow, Johann Adam Kulmus, and Friedrich Hoffmann. The collection is valuable as showing the subjects which interested surgeons during this period. They would have been lost to posterity if Haller had not preserved those which he considered to be the best either, as he says, on account of the full and accurate descriptions of disease, of new instruments invented or of unusual precautions adopted. Edition originale de la traduction par H.J. Macquart des "Disputationes chirurgicae selectae" (Lausanne, 1755-56) ou choix de thèses soutenues dans divers pays européens, réunies et éditées par le physiologiste allemand A. von Haller (1708-1777). Very Good.

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        Le conte du tonneau, contenant tout ce que les arts et les sciences ont de plus sublime et de plus mystérieux

      New edition, illustrated with 8 figures, including the famous Battles books; the other figures are just as curious.Binding half mottled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back smooth decorated with four finials, roulette tail and head. As Exhibit tan morocco, black wax piece volume number. Corners bumped. Volume number of rooms of volumes I and II rubbed. Good copy. Chez Henri Scheurleer A La Haye 1757 in-12 (9,5x16,5cm) (6) xvj (2) 312pp. et xij, 296pp. et xvj, 280pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        Hudibras. Poëme écrit dans le tems des Troubles d'Angleterre; et traduit en vers françois avec des remarques et des figures.

      London [i.e. Paris?: no publisher], 1757 - 3 volumes, duodecimo (166 x 95 mm). Contemporary red goatskin, smooth spines gilt-ruled in compartments containing central floral devices enclosed by star, diamond and leaf-form tools gilt, twin green morocco labels, three-line gilt borders to sides, floral cornerpieces gilt, all edges gilt, dot-and-line roll to turn-ins gilt, blue endpapers, bound blue silk pagemarkers. Contemporary gift inscription from William Myddelton to one Sarah Webber, to the front free endpaper of each volume; bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and collector of eighteenth-century literature in contemporary bindings, to vol. 1 front pastedown; contemporary inscription to vol. 1 title identifying the translator as J. Townley (sic). Tips and bottom edges of boards lightly rubbed, the bindings nonetheless bright, the contents crisp and fresh. A superb copy. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 14 engraved plates of which 3 folding, woodcut head and tailpieces. First edition in French, a "masterly translation" (Lowndes), of Butler's Civil War satire, one of 200 copies printed, this copy in a superior contemporary binding. The translator, John Towneley (1697-1782), piqued by Voltaire's dismissal of Hudibras as untranslatable, set about rendering passages for the amusement of salonnière Madame Doublet, and was persuaded to complete his translation by John Turberville Needham. It was "published anonymously in Paris in 1757, although the frontispiece indicated London as the place of publication, a stratagem to avoid censorship. The English original is given on parallel pages, and Hogarth's engravings [first published in 1726] are reproduced" (ODNB); the "remarques" are by Pierre Larcher, translator of Herodotus. Hudibras was originally published between 1663 and 1678; Towneley's translation was reprinted in 1819 with modernised French spelling and a revised English text. Lowndes p. 336 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Epistle to the National Meeting of Friends in Dublin

      1757. First Edition . (FRANKLIN, Benjamin) PIKE, Joseph. An Epistle to the National Meeting of Friends, in Dublin. Concerning good Order and Discipline in the Church. Philadelphia: Re-printed, and Sold by B. Franklin, and D. Hall, 1757. Small octavo (4-1/2 by 6-3/4 inches), early 20th-century full red crushed morocco rebacked with original spine laid down, top edge gilt. $4500.First American edition of Joseph Pike's influential Quaker work, a rare imprint of the firm of Franklin and Hall, issued near the same time Franklin became a representative for the Pennsylvania Assembly and the colonies of Massachusetts, Georgia and New Jersey in Britain, handsomely bound in full morocco.During Franklin's partnership of several decades with David Hall, their firm focused ""on those aspects of the printing business which were best established and likely to be most profitable—the Pennsylvania Gazette, the public printing for the Assemblies of Pennsylvania and the Lower Counties, the Poor Richard and pocket almanacs"" (Miller, xxx). By 1757, the year this work was published, Franklin had developed a close relationship with the Overseers of the Press on behalf of the Society of Friends (Minutes of the Meeting for Sufferings, August 29, 1757, 93). Franklin maintained a ""lifelong friendship with Quaker politicians, merchants and scientistsÂ… He admired Quakerism because of its affirmation of simplicity, frugality, anti-slavery and humanitarianism"" (Waldstreicher: 7.7). Pike, author of this Epistle, was a prominent Quaker merchant of Cork whose ""business affairs frequently took him to England, Holland and Flanders. On one of these journeys he accompanied William Penn to Holland and attended the yearly meeting at Amsterdam"" (Myers, 151). First issued in Dublin in 1726, his Epistle addresses ""good order and discipline in the Church."" Its publication in both Ireland and America signals its importance as a defense of the faith. As issued with ""Joseph"" spelled ""Josph"" on title page. Evans 8008. Hildeburn 1552. Miller 655 (issued behind a section title with Barclay's Anarchy of Ranters). Bookplate of Reverend Anson Phelps Stokes, who was the son of prominent New York financier Anson Phelps Stokes and a descendant of two early American families, the Phelps and Stokes, both ""early settlers in the Massachusetts colonyÂ… the Reverend was secretary of Yale University, and pastor of New Haven's most fashionable church, Saint Paul's Episcopal"" (Birmingham, The Rest of Us, 58).Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, expert restoration to morocco.

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        Compendiöses Teutsch- und Lateinisches Blumen- und Kräuter-Buch, in welchem die vornehmsten hier innländischen, freywillig wachsenden, und zum Theil gepflanzte Blumen, Hecken, Bäume, Stauden und Wurtzeln ... sehr deutlich beschrieben werden

      Mit einem Titelkupfer. Angebunden: D. Ludewig Wilhelm von Knör, 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 gelegt wird. Naumburg und Leipzig, Christian Friedrich Geßner, 1757 (3 Bl., 157 S., 3 Bl.)- Zu 1. Vierte und letzte Ausgabe des Kräuterbuchs von Christoph von Hellwig (1663 Kölleda - 1721 Erfurt). der als Stadtphysicus von Erfurt unter dem Pseudonym Valentin Kräutermann publizierte. zu 2.) Einzige Ausgabe der pharmazeutischen Rezeptsammlung, mit einem Vorwort und aus dem Nachlass herausgegeben von Christian Theodor Wachter, Zeitz. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Seiten teils leicht gebräunt oder gering fleckig. Gut erhalten.

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        Four Dissertations

      1757. First Edition . HUME, David. Four Dissertations. I. The Natural History of Religion. II. Of the Passions. III. Of Tragedy. IV. Of the Standard of Taste. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1757. 12mo, contemporary full brown speckled calf gilt sympathetically rebacked, raised bands, red morocco spine label. $3800.First edition of this collection of four essays, including the first appearance of HumeÂ’s Natural History of Religion, with scarce half title and dedication pages present.This classic volume includes the first appearance in print of HumeÂ’s important The Natural History of Religion and his only works in the field of aesthetics, Of Tragedy and Of the Standard of Taste. “In The Natural History of Religion, Hume maintained that there is no evidence of any specific instinct for religious belief. Some races have no religion. In all known cases the earliest religions were polytheistic and idolatrous, with no notion whatever of an intelligent cause of the whole frame of nature. They were as truly atheistic as would be the beliefs of a contemporary person who acknowledged the existence of elves and fairies but denied the existence of God” (Encyclopedia of Philosophy), an argument which lead to Hume himself being accused of atheism. “After publication Hume withdrew the dedication ‘To the Reverend Mr. Hume, Author of Douglas, a Tragedy,Â’ but cancelled the withdrawal four days later, 800 copies having been sold without it. He never reprinted itÂ… The fourth ‘DissertationÂ’ originally proposed by Hume was to have been Some Considerations previous to Geometry and Natural Philosophy; this he withdrew and substituted two, Of Suicide and Of the Immortality of the Soul. These two reached the proof stage before being withdrawn and replaced by Of the Standard of Taste” (Rothschild 1176). First edition, early state, with cancel leaves C12 and D1, as in all copies (Todd, 200); with uncorrected “ative” as the first word on page 9 and corrected “lancing” as the first word on page 131. With half title and scarce dedication pages. Fly title to the first dissertation bound after the title page. Jessop, 33-5. Todd, 200. Rothschild 1176. Early owner signature to title page.Occasional scattered light foxing to interior; expected age wear to contemporary calf boards. A handsome copy of this landmark philosophical work.

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        History of the Province of New York

      , 1757. 1757. First Edition . SMITH, William. The History of the Province of New-York, from the First Discovery to the Year M.DCC.XXXII. To Which is Annexed a Description of the Country. London: Thomas Wilcox, 1757. WITH: Continuation of the History of New York (Collections of the New-York Historical Society). New York: J. Seymour, 1826. Two volumes. Small quarto, 19th-century three-quarter brown polished calf rebacked, tan morocco spine label, marbled boards. Continuation: tall octavo, original half buff paper over pale blue boards, paper spine label, uncut, in custom clamshell box. Housed together in custom cloth slipcase. $6000.First edition of

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