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        Italiae antique item Insularum, 1740, Seutter M., old colours

      Seutter Matthäus, 1678 - 1757 - Italiae antique item Insularum, 1740, Seutter M., old colours Italiæ antique item insularum Siciliæ, Sardiniæ, Corsicæ, typus et nova delineatio ; cum gratia et privil. S. R. I. vicariat[us], in partib[us] Rheni, Sveviæ, et juris Franconici ; æri insculpta per Matthæum Seutter, S. cæs. et reg. Italien ; Geschichte Altertum Title: Italiæ antique item insularum Siciliæ, Sardiniæ, Corsicæ, typus et nova delineatio ; Kartenmaterial ; cum gratia et privil. S. R. I. vicariat[us], in partib[us] Rheni, Sveviæ, et juris Franconici ; æri insculpta per Matthæum Seutter, S. cæs. et reg. cathol. Majest. geographum Size of the leaf: 52x63 cm., in original publishers colours, little brownish. Scarce map. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANNO REGNI GEORGII II. REGIS MAGNAE BRITANIAE, FRANCIAE, & HIBERNIAE, TRICESIMO. AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEGUN AND HOLDEN AT CHARLES-TOWN, ON TUESDAY THE TWELFTH DAY OF NOVEMBER.IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1754. AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY DIVERS PROROGATIONS AND ADJOURNMENTS TO THE 21st DAY OF MAY 1757.

      Charleston: Printed by Peter Timothy, 1757. - 27pp. Folio. Expertly bound to style in period marbled paper wrappers. Very good. Provenance: Jacob Motte. The personal copy of Jacob Motte, with his signature on the titlepage. Motte was a plantation owner and political figure in colonial South Carolina, and also the public treasurer of the province at the time these laws were published. This copy has extensive marginalia and other notations throughout. These notations, calculations, and holographic notes and corrections are evidently by Motte, since a tax act of this kind would certainly have related to his work in the treasury. Gould & Morgan locate only the copy at the Library of Congress and the present copy of this rare imprint. GOULD & MORGAN, SOUTH CAROLINA IMPRINTS 167. SHIPTON & MOONEY 40940. BRISTOL B1923. ESTC W31382.

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        Sammlung alter und neuer Urkunden zur Beleuchtung der Kirchen-Geschichte vornemlich des Schweizer-Landes. Bd. I (3 Theile) und Bd. II (Drei Theile) in 6 Bdn..

      Zürich, Johann Kaspar Ziegler, 1757, 63 8°. 6 Bl., 1073 S., 18 Bl. (Register), und 1046 S., 14 Bl.(Register). Mit 2 (statt 5) gestoch. Portraits, 6 gestoch. Titelvignetten und 2 mehrf. gefalteten Tafel., Kart. d. Zeit mit handschrifltlichem Rückentitel, Deckel berieben und m. Fehlstellen des Uberzugspapieres, Namen von altr Hand a. vors., Papier etwas gebräunt. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar Erstausgabe - Barth 22207. - Johann Jakob Simler. später Simmler (1716-1788). 1739 Abschluss des Theologiestudiums. Ab 1739 Lehrer. 1748-85 Inspektor des Alumnats beim Fraumünster. 1752-85 Dekan der jüngeren Kirchendiener. Simmlers umfangreiche Sammlung kirchengeschichtl. Urkunden. die er als Nachkomme von Josias in Abschriften anlegte. wurde vom Zürcher Rat gekauft. S. schrieb Beiträge für Gottlieb Emanuel von Hallers \"Bibliothek der Schweizer-Geschichte\". plante eine Edition der Briefe zur Reformation der engl. Kirche und publizierte 1757-63 eine Urkundensammlung zur Schweizer Kirchengeschichte. Zu seinem Werk gehören theol. Traktate und eine Übersetzung des Cornelius Nepos. Eine von ihm unterstützte Geschichte böhm. Exulanten in Schlesien blieb zuletzt unpubliziert. (HLS. Barbara Schmid) Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550 Helvetica - Allgemein Religion - christliche

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        A Prospect on the River Manyfold, at Wetton-Mill

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

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        Histoire héroïque et universelle de la noblesse de Provence

      A Avignon, chez la Veuve Girard 1757 - 1759 et 1786 pour le tome 3. 3 tomes en 2 volumes in - 4 reliés plein veau blond. Dos à nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, titres dorés. Filet doré sur les plats. Roulettes sur les coupes. Un feuillet blanc, faux titre, titre, frontispice gravé et épître. XIV + 549 page + un feuillet blanc et Un feuillet blanc, faux titre, titre, 607 pages + Un feuillet blanc, titre : Histoire héroïque et universelle de la Noblesse de Provence avec les Cartes Armoriales. Tome troisième. Supplément. A Avignon chez François Seguin 1786. VIII + 352 pages et un feuillet blanc. Ex - libris. Les planches d'armoiries sont découpées et les blasons ont été collés d'une façon parfaite en marge de chaque famille. La page 483 du tome 1 est détachée ainsi que la page 125 du tome 2. Quelques épidermures, sinon bel exemplaire bien relié. Rare édition originale.

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        Cymische Untersuchungen weiche furnehmlich von der Lithogeognosia oder Erkantniss und Bearbeitung der gemeinen einfacheren Steine und Erden ingleichen Von feuer und Licht handeln: 3 works, plus additions in 1 Vol. (details below): [In German];

      Berlin, Bey Christian Friderich Voss, 1757, 1754, 1751.: Bey Christian Friderich Voss, 1757. Hardcover. Fine. Also contains: Reuer Unbang zur Lithogeognosie in welchem die bisher zum Borschein getommene einwurfe abgelehnet auch bereschiebene Phnsicalisch Chymische Materien untersuchet und erlautert werden; And Fortsetzung derer Chymischen Untersuchungen welche vond der Lithogeognosie oder Erkantniss und Bearbeitung derer Steine und Erden specieller handeln Berlin und Potsdam Bey Christian Friedrich Voss. 1751; And Zweyte Fortsetzung derer Untersuchungen welche von der Lithogeognosie oder Erkantniss und Bearbeitung derer Steine und Erden in Anwendung derselben zur Bereitung Feuerfester Sefasse und Ziegel specieller handeln nebst Tabelen under alle bren Theile. Berlin Bey Christian Friedrich Voss. 1754; HARDBACK half-calf with marbled boards raised bands on spine gilt lettering on brown spine label pages: [vi] 88; 44 register [xi]; [viii] 120; [xiv] 148 including tables pages 33-148 1 engraved plate of the furnace double-page letterpress table at rear cro.4to. 173mm x 216mm (6.75 x 8.5"). Pott studied chemistry at the University of Halle under Friedrich Hoffmann and Georg Ernest Stahl becoming a professor of theoretical chemistry. His great interest in the secrets surrounding the manufacture of porcelain resulted in him carrying out a great number of experiments to try to work out the method eg. of Meissen ultimately he was unsuccessful. His studies of minerals substances enhanced the understanding of various metals and compounds the results of his many experiments heating substances in a furnace were published in his Lithogeognosia of 1746 his detailed tables of results were invaluable to the development of mineral chemistry. very fine rare item.

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        Eastern North America Canada New York Boston Hampshire sea chart map Bellin

      Buch 1757 - (MN 33001) "Carte Reduite des Costes Orientales de l'Amerique Septentrionale Ier Feuille contenant l'isle Royale, l'Accadie, la Baye Francoise, La Nouvelle Angleterre et la Nouvelle Yorc" very rarelarge original engraved seachart by Bellin from 1757 size of sheet: ca.96,5 x64 cm (circa38x25.2 inches) slightly waterstained in margin otherwise very good condition Original! - No Copy! - No Reprint! Prepayment. - The Buyer pays for shipping. Insured and registered shipping worldwide. We combine shipping - if possible Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD BY WAY OF THE GREAT SOUTH SEA: PERFORMED IN A PRIVATE EXPEDITION DURING THE WAR, WHICH BROKE OUT WITH SPAIN, IN THE YEAR 1718

      London, 1757. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. Some scuffing and wear to boards and hinge, corners lightly worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Minor scattered soiling and foxing. A nice copy in unsophisticated condition. Very good. The third and best edition (styled "second edition, with additions" on the title), after the first of 1726. Shelvocke was engaged in a privateering expedition against Spanish shipping on the Pacific coast of America. He sailed as far north as Baja California, and two of the plates depict men and women of that peninsula. He also reported gold in the region. A storm had separated Shelvocke's ship from the accompanying vessel on the expedition, and Shelvocke did not wait for the captain of that ship at the agreed locations in the Canaries and Juan Fernandez islands; instead, he sailed for Brazil and then to the west coast of South America, including stops at Payta, Peru, and Lower California. Two of the plates are notable for their depictions of California natives. Shelvocke returned home via Guam and Macao. Upon his return to England he was accused of piracy and taken prisoner. Betagh, in the preface to his book about the same expedition, describes Shelvocke's book as "entirely a deception, and his whole conduct a disgrace to his country." Hill notes that "this second [actually third] edition is superior to that of the first edition of 1726. It was edited by Shelvocke's son, who corrected the text extensively in a further effort to vindicate his father from charges of piracy and embezzlement." The folding map depicts Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, with the route of the voyage traced. "The whole history of this expedition is a curious commentary upon the morals of the times. The English had passed out of the freebooting stage, strictly speaking, and were now eager to cover their privateering exploits with a little more clothing than in the preceding century" - Wagner. An important English Pacific voyage. HILL 1558. HOWES S383, "aa." COWAN, pp.581-82. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 88. BORBA DE MORAES, p.796. SABIN 80159. BARRETT 2261 (note).

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        D. Gregorii Placentini ... De siglis veterum graecorum, opus posthumum, et De Tusculano Ciceronis...

      Romae, sumptibus Venantii Monaldini, MDCCLVII. [1757]. xv, 184, 66 p., illus.; 27 cm. Title continues: nunc Crypta-Ferrata D. Basilii Cardoni... disceptatio apologetica." Cardoni?s work has special title-page: De Tusculano M.T. Ciceronis, nunc Crypta-Ferrata, adversus P. Joan Lucam Zuzzeri... D. Basilii Cardoni... disceptatio apologetica. Romae, sumptibus Venantii Monaldini, MDCCLVII. Tusculum, the ancient city in the Alban Hills near Rome and Cicero's summer place, yielded rich finds to early archaeologists, including the Greek coins amply illustrated here. Stock#OB1039. Very Good, bound in full contemporary vellum.

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        Reise Udi Rusland. Paa nye oplagt og med mange Tillæg formeret.

      Sorøe, Trykt hos Jonas Lindgren, 1757. (16) + 519 s. Samt. helskinnbd. med fire opph. bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Dekor i gull på for- og bakperm. Helt gullsnitt.. Med Greve A. G. Moltke til Bregentvedts superexlibris på for- og bakperm

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        L’ Amerique Septentrionale, Dressée sur les Mémoires le plus recens des meilleurs Geographes, et publiée par Covens & Mortier a Amsterdam 1757.

      Covens, Amsterdam 1757 - Original copper engraving, handcolored in outline, when published. In very good condition, an older (nearly not visible) crease on the left side.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        Grundsäze der Forst-Oeconomie entworffen.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, bey Heinrich Ludwig Brönner, 1757. 2 Bde. 8vo. 9 Bll., 544; (545-) 928 S., 156 S. (Beylagen), 11 Bll. (Register). Zeitgenössischer Pappband und zeitgenössischer Halbpergament, jeweils mit geprägten Rückenschildern. (Pappband leicht berieben, trotz der unterschiedlichen Bindung ein passendes, schönes Set). Erste Ausgabe der frühen grundlegenden Schrift zur Systematisierung der Forstwissenschaft. - \"Moser gehört zu den Cameralisten, welche die Forstwissenschaft als solche begründet haben\" (ADB XXII, 384). Er wird zuweilen als Begründer der forstlichen Systemkunde bezeichnet. Moser (1729-1793) wurde 1757 Herzogl. Württembergischer Expeditionsrat, dann Forstrat der Grafschaft Hanau, später Fürstl. Hessen-Darmstädtischer Oberforstmeister, 1772 Jägermeister, 1778-1781 Geheimer Rat und Kammerpräsident (Steuerdeputation), 1786 Fürstl. Taxis`scher Kammerpräsident in Ulm. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Essai géographique sur les Isles Britanniques, contenant une description de l'Angleterre, l'Ecosse et l'Irlande, tant pour la navigation des costes que pour la connoissance de l'intérieur du Pais [.].

      - Paris, Imprimerie Didot, 1757. In-4, (6)-471-(1) pp., reliure de l'époque plein veau brun, dos orné, tranches rouges (reliure frottée, coiffe inf. arasée; intérieur très frais). Bien complet des 5 cartes coloriées, des 36 vignettes gravées et du titre gravé. Armes sur les plats grattées et grossièrement refrappées par la suite. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Due to NY Book Fair, please note that orders placed between March 31 and April 12 will be shipped after that last date. Thank you for your understanding and your patience. *** Langue : Français

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        ANNO REGNI GEORGII II. REGIS MAGNAE BRITANIAE, FRANCIAE, & HIBERNIAE, TRICESIMO. AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEGUN AND HOLDEN AT CHARLES-TOWN, ON TUESDAY THE TWELFTH DAY OF NOVEMBER...IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1754. AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY DIVERS PROROGATIONS AND ADJOURNMENTS TO THE 21st DAY OF MAY 1757

      Charleston: Printed by Peter Timothy, 1757. Folio. Expertly bound to style in period marbled paper wrappers. Very good. Provenance: Jacob Motte. The personal copy of Jacob Motte, with his signature on the titlepage. Motte was a plantation owner and political figure in colonial South Carolina, and also the public treasurer of the province at the time these laws were published. This copy has extensive marginalia and other notations throughout. These notations, calculations, and holographic notes and corrections are evidently by Motte, since a tax act of this kind would certainly have related to his work in the treasury. Gould & Morgan locate only the copy at the Library of Congress and the present copy of this rare imprint. GOULD & MORGAN, SOUTH CAROLINA IMPRINTS 167. SHIPTON & MOONEY 40940. BRISTOL B1923. ESTC W31382.

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        Charles Wesley Junior - ALS - 1817

      No Binding. Good. Charles Wesley Jr (1757-1834) - organist and composer is usually referred to as Charles Wesley Junior to avoid confusion with his father. He never married, living for most of his life with his mother and sister. Although Charles Wesley junior is much less well known than his brother Samuel Wesley, h was like Samuel regarded as a musical prodigy in childhood and he was playing the organ before the age of 3. He became a professional musician adulthood, and Matthews (1971) quotes the European Magazine of 1784 as reporting that "his performance on the organ has given supreme delight". However he did not enjoy public performance, and worked mainly as a private organist, at one time to the Prince Regent.

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        "Publii Virgilii Maronis. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aenis."

      Birmingham: John Baskerville. 1757. "First edition of Baskerville's first (""perhaps finest"") book, and certainly the most complicated bibliographically (see Gaskell for a 5-p. discussion); 4to, pp. [10], 432; contemporary full calf, elaborate gilt borders on covers, gilt-decorated spine in 7 compartments, red morocco label in 1, a.e.g.; some scuffing, but a near fine, large (11¼"" tall) copy. Gaskell 1, noting that ""900 copies were printed, at 1 guinea to subscribers; 200 of them were remaindered by 1762 at 14s."" A second edition, virtually identical, was (surreptitiously?) printed by Baskerville ca. 1771, which is identified by the positioning of the letter J in Johannis in the imprint. The first edition, as here, has the J between the B and the I in Birminghamiae; in the second edition it is to the left of the B. Generally considered to be Baskerville's finest production. A penciled note on the flyleaf notes that this is the Earl of Hardwicke's copy, based on the contemporary shelfmark on the facing page. Among the subscribers is Ben Franklin of Philadelphia who took six copies."

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        Stadtplan, "La Plan de Paris, ses Faubourgs et ses Environs . - Grund - Riss der Stadt Paris .".

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. Seutter b. Tob. Conr. Lotter, nach 1757, 49 x 57 Fauser 10629 ( für den bei Seutter velegten Plan ). - Hier vorliegend die Ausgabe bei Lotter, den den Verlag von Seutter im Jahre 1757 übernahm. - Über dem Plan Kopftitel in 2 Sprachen, rechts unten Textkasten mit Erklärungen zur Stadtgeschichte. Schönes Exemplar.

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        Plan de Goetingue de Hanover avec toutes fes Environs a Paris Chez le Rouge Rue des Augustins 1757 A.P.D.R.

      G. L. le Rouge, Paris 1757 - Copper engraving, hand colored in wash when published. In excellent condition

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        Long-tailed Manakin

      - William Goodall (1757-1844) Watercolor studies of birds Signed bottom center “W. Goodall” 12 1/2” x 7 ½”; 21” x 16” framed [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Puntual descripcion, funebre lamento, y sumptuoso tumulo, de la regia doliente pompa, con que en la Santa Iglesia Metropolitana de la Ciudad de los Reyes, Lima, corte de la America Austral, mando solemnizar las reales exequias de la serenissima señora, la señora doña Mariana Josepha de Austria, reyna fidelissima de Portugal, y de los Algarves, el dia 15. de marzo de 1756.

      [Lima: Juan Jose Gonzalez de Cossio 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). [2] ff., 79, [1 (blank)], 80–237 pp., [4], [49] ff., fold. plate, illus.. 1757] Very special ceremonies commemorated the death of a king or a queen. In Lima at the midpoint of the 18th century news arrived in the viceregal capital of the passing of Queen Maria Anna Josefa (1683–1754), consort of John V, King of Portugal. She died on 14 August and plans were immediately proposed for commemorating her life and death when the news arrived in Peru in the early months of 1755. Poems were solicited, designs for the ceremonial cenotaph were proposed, special events were planned, a sermon-giver was selected: And this volume was printed to tell later generations about those events as they were eventually accomplished on 15 March 1756. We learn from the volume who the special dignitaries were, who said what, and what the processions and the order of the marchers were; and we are given a detailed description of the cenotaph, its ornaments, and the texts of the poems and epigrams (chiefly on pp. 80 through 237) recited. => The editor, Alvitez, was a Franciscan. Fray Francisco Ponze de Leon, a Mercedarian, chief regent of the Royal University of San Marcos, gave the "Oracion funebre, que a la memoria de la fidelissima señora doña Mariana Josepha de Austria," which occupies the final 49 leaves here. Fray Antonio de Contreras, another Mercedarian, engraved the likeness of the elaborate cenotaph that the viceroy had constructed for the day honoring the late queen. => The plate is large and folding. The poems are romances, redondillas, sonnets, decimas, etc. => One poem is even an example of concrete poetry and two others are in Portuguese! (by Antonio Alberto, and Juan Julian Capetillo de la Sota, who also supplied a poem in ENGLISH). The poets include Viceroy Jose Manso de Velasco; Nicolás Sarmiento de Sotomayor y los Ríos del Campo, IV conde del Portillo; various other nobles; and one woman, Josefa Brava de Lagunas y Villela. Provenance: 19th-century bookplate of Guillermo Miguel Irarrazabal. The number of "splendid ceremonies" books produced in colonial Peru is small: There is no census but we suspect the number to be fewer than nine. Searches of NUC and WoldCat find only five copies in U.S. libraries, not all of them complete with the plate. Searches of WorldCat, COPAC, CCPB, and KVK locate only 4 other copies worldwide. Contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties. Unidentified rubber-stamp on front free endpaper (smudged, indistinct). Repair to rear free endpaper and small repair to folding plate. Clean, crisp, unwormed. A very good copy.

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        Publii Virgilii Maronis. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aenis

      John Baskerville 1757 [ie 1771?], Birmingham - Second edition of Baskerville's first ("perhaps finest") book; 4to, pp. [10], 432; contemporary full mottled calf neatly rebacked, preserving the old red morocco label on spine; a bit of spotting to the prelims, but a very good copy nonetheless. Among the subscribers is Ben Franklin of Philadelphia who took six copies. This second edition, virtually identical, was (surreptitiously?) printed by Baskerville ca. 1771, which is identified by the positioning of the letter J in Johannis in the imprint. The first edition has the J between the B and the I in Birminghamiae; in the second edition it is to the left of the B. Gaskell 2: "The second edition, unlike the first, is a rare book." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Offenbahr- und Geheimer Spiegel Einer wahrhafft Christlichen Ehe-Frau : Das ist: Kurtz verfaßte Lebens-Beschreibung, und Gedächtnuß, Der in Gott ruhenden Hoch- und Wohl-Gebohrnen Frauen Frauen Annæ Catharinæ Gräfin von Sweerts und Sporck, Des Heil. Röm. Reichs-Freyin von Reist, Gebohrnen Reichs-Gräfin von Sporck, Gewesenen Frauen der Herrschafften und Güthern Lissa, Schliesselburg, Konoged, Neu- und Alt-Perstein, Dauba, Widim, und Kockorzim, Des Dritten Ordens Der Dienerinnen Unser Lieben Frauen genannt, Maria Angela Welche nach geführten, Christlich-Tugendsamen Leben den 19. May 1754. Christlich-Tugendsam im Herrn entschlaffen ist ; In Drey Theil zusammen getragen

      Prag, gedruckt bey Johann Carl Hraba, deren Hoch-Löbl 1757. - gr.-8°. 346 S., 2 Bll. Ldr. d. Zt. In sehr gutem Zustand. Rü. restaur. Flieg. Vors. erneuert. Anna Katharina von Swéerts-Sporck (1689-1754), war eine Angehörige eines alten westfälischen Geschlechts, das seit dem 16. Jahrhundert in Böhmen ansässig war. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Straßbourg, anno 1730, Plan+Panorama, Seutter M. Copperengraving

      Seutter Matthäus, 1678 - 1757 - Straßbourg, anno 1730, Plan+Panorama, Seutter M. Copperengraving, edited by M. Seutter, Augsburg, circa. anno 1730, size of the leaf: 50x60 cm. Old coloured, printed on thick paper, contemporary old colours, little fingerstained on margins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Spectator, The Tatler and the Guardian

      Jacob and Richard Tonson in the Strand, London 1757 - The Spectator. Eight volumes, Printed for Jacob and Richard Tonson in the Strand, London, volume 1: 1757, volumes 2-7: 1747, volume 8: 1715. WITH: The Tatler, or Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq. Four volumes. London: printed for Jacob and Richard Tonson, 1759. With The Guardian, 2 volumes. London: printed for Jacob and Richard Tonson, 1760. Together, fourteen volumes. All fourteen volumes uniformly bound in full leather with 5 raised bands. Recased with original boards. Bindings tight, with the exception of volume 1 of the Spectator, front board cracked but intact. Spines with occasional wear at the top. Boards with wear and aging. 5 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches. Contents generally very clean, however foxing in volumes 3-7 of the Spectator. Each volume protected by Mylar. An attractive looking set. Inventory #15-228. Price: $900 Macaulay considered them "perhaps the finest Essays, both serious and playful, in the English language." The Tatler addressed subjects ranging from "all accounts of Gallantry, Pleasure, and Entertainment" to poetry and learning, from proper etiquette to the character of the ideal gentleman. The Spectator "appeared daily, and was immensely popular, particularly with the new growing middle-class readership. The papers are mainly concerned with manners, morals, and literature. Their object is 'to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality'" (Drabble, 925-6). Together Addison and Steele set the pattern and established the vogue for the periodical in the 18th-century and helped create a receptive audience for the emerging art form of the novel. The Guardian was a short-lived newspaper published in London from 12 March to 1 October 1713. It was founded by Richard Steele and featured contributions from Joseph, Thomas Tickell, Alexander Pope and Ambrose Philips. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CONTEST IN AMERICA BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE, WITH ITS CONSEQUENCES AND IMPORTANCE; GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE VIEWS AND DESIGNS OF THE FRENCH, WITH THE INTERESTS OF GREAT BRITAIN, AND THE SITUATION OF THE BRITISH AND FRENCH COLONIES, IN ALL PARTS OF AMERICA

      London: A. Millar, 1757. Contemporary half calf and paper boards, gilt leather label. Some edge wear, spine head slightly chipped. Internally clean. Very good. This book is almost universally ascribed to Dr. John Mitchell, resident of Virginia from 1700 to 1746 and noted physician, botanist, and geographer. The author takes an understandably pro-British stance, deriding French encroachments and outlining a "proper barrier" between the French and British possessions in North America: "...the river St. Laurence from its mouth to its source, and the Great Lakes that empty themselves into it." "[The book] shows an unusual familiarity with the internal geography of America and the affairs of the French on the lakes, the Ohio, and in Western Virginia" - Sabin. This work, along with Pownall's TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION..., served as Pitt's primary source of information on America during the Seven Years' War. Sometimes ascribed to Oliver Goldsmith. HOWES M676, "aa." CHURCH 1018. SABIN 49693. THOMSON 838. TPL 264. SIMMONS 1757:28. VAIL 520.

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        A Course of Anatomico-Physiological Lectures on the Human Structure and Animal Oeconomy. 3 volume set

      James Rivington & James Fletcher, London 1757 - x, 400pp; xxx, 568pp; 605pp. Language: eng Covers and spine worn. Volume I- Front cover weak but holding. Top right hand corner of title page clipped. Volume II - Wear to spine head. Volume III - Top one inch of fep removed. Signature of previous owner on prelims of volumes I and II. Occasional foxing. Content in good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Histoire Naturelle éclaircie dans deux de ses parties principales la Lithologie et la Conchyliologie, dont l'une traite des pierres et l'autre des coquillages

      1757 - front. xxii, 394, 31 pl., (4) Paris, De Bure, 1757, in-4, front. xxii, 394, 31 pl, (4) pp, 84, cvii, [1] pp, 9 pl, Plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné avec pièce de titre, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque), Seconde édition pour "l'Histoire Naturelle éclairicie dans deux de ses parties principales", augmentée et beaucoup plus rare que la première publiée en 1742, et Première édition pour le texte "De la Zoomorphose". Très rare. Beau frontispice d'après Boucher et 40 pl. h.t. gravés sur cuivre. Dézallier d'Argenville possédait un cabinet dans lequel il rangeait "les objets de l'art et ceux de la nature" qu'il trouvait à l'occasion de ses nombreux voyages en Europe. La Société des Sciences de Montpellier l'avait accueilli parmi ses membres. Pour la remercier, Dézallier lui dédia son premier ouvrage d'histoire naturelle, celui, que nous présentons ici. Ex-libris : Paul Pallary - Zoologie. Paul Maurice Pallary (1869-1942) était un malacologiste, arachnologiste, zoologiste, géologue, préhistorien et archéologue français. Il nomma plus de 100 espèces de mollusques et même quelques genres (Adansonia Pallary, 1902; Corbula (Physoida) Pallary, 1900; Orania Pallary, 1900). Bel exemplaire comportant de nombreuses annotations au crayon, qui sont probablement l’œuvre du malacologiste Paul Pallardy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Naval History: or, Compleat View of the British Marine. in which The Royal Navy and the Merchant's Service Are Traced Through All Their Periods and Different Branches: with The Lives of the Admirals and Navigators Who Have Honour'd This Nation, and Distinguish'd Themselves by Their Conduct, Courage, Victories, and Discoveries. Including the Most Considerable Naval Expeditions, and Sea-Fights: Our Right to the Dominion of the Sea, and the Dignity of the British Flag: The Laws and Regulations for the Government and Oeconomy of His Majesty's Navy; and the Business and Management of the Several Royal Yards and Docks in the Kingdom. to which are added Our Right and Title to the British Colonies in North-America: and An Abstract of the Laws Now in Force for Regulating Our Trade and Commerce.

      London: R. Manby; W. Reeve; W. Bizet; P. Davey; B. Law; J. Scott, 1757. Full-Leather. Fair/No Jacket. First edition. Rebound during 20th century in full goat with red morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules, new marbled endpapers - based on appearance of edges, they were slightly trimmed when the volume was rebound, but all text and plate pages have sufficient margins that no loss occurred. Lacks frontispiece, last 7 pages of text (881-887), and index following text. Bottom portion of fold-out map absent, some loss and crude repairs to folds. Restoration to edges of a number of pages, staining to margins of others, scattered moderate foxing, small burn mark to top marginal corner of last 100 pages. 'Thomas Wickham Junior' in blank ink (from a quill) at head of introduction page. 1757 Full-Leather. lxii, 887 pp. Folio. A history of the British Royal Navy and its commanders, including Plates include: Flags of All Nations; portrait of Charles Howard, Earl of Nottingham; portrait of Sir Francis Drake; English Fleet vs. Spanish Armada; Chart of European Seas from the Gulf of Finland to the Levant. ESTC T138487. Sabin 22669. Scarce in the trade - only one copy in the trade, four records of sale at auction in the last 40 years.

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        REALES ORDENANZAS, COLEGIO DE NOTARIOS BARCELONA, REY FERNANDO SEXTO, 1757,1805

      Imprenta de Sierra y Martí. - Barcelona. Derecho, ordenanzas. 30X22. 31P. Rústica. 1757, 1805. Ref Pics 1. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dresden, anno 1730, Plan u nd Prospekt, Seutter Matthäus

      Seutter Matthäus, 1678 - 1757 - Dresden, anno 1730, Plan u nd Prospekt, Seutter Matthäus Dresden. – Dresda ad Albin Saxoniae., Dresden an der Elbe., Plan der Stadt, darunter Panorama. Kupferstich bei Matthäus Seutter, um 1730. Plattengröße 49,2 x 56,3 cm, Blattgröße 52 x 59,5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Decamerone di M. Giovanni Boccaccio...

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

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        1757 North Atlantic map America Canada Africa Spain Virginia sea chart Bellin

      Buch 1757 - (MN 32972) "Carte Reduite de l'Ocean Occidental - Troisieme Edition" very rarelarge original engraved seachart by Bellin from 1757 shows the North Atlantic with coastal information on North and South America, Africa, Spain and France and many islands size of sheet: ca.96 x64 cm (circa37.8x25.2 inches) slightly stained at margins printed on thick laid paper very good condition Original! - No Copy! - No Reprint! Prepayment. - The Buyer pays for shipping. Insured and registered shipping worldwide. We combine shipping - if possible Viele weitere antiquarische Bücher und alte Grafiken in unserem shop! Sprache: Deutsch

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        Nienbourg une des Forteresses de l'Electorat de Hanover Capitale du Comté de Hoya

      Paris, G. L. le Rouge,, 1757 - Grosser, seltener Plan von Nienburg mit Umgebung von G. L. Le Rouge. Zeigt die Stadt mit Fort an der Weser. Mit Kartusche, Kompassrose, Meilenzeiger, und zwei Legenden. Wir konnten nur zwei Exemplare dieser Karte in Bibliotheken ausmachen: Eine befindet sich in der Sammlung Ryhiner in Bern, eine weitere in der British Library. - Sehr gute Erhaltung. - A large and rare map of Nienburg with its surroundings by Le Rouge. Showing the fortified city at the Weser, one cartouche, a mileage scale, a compass rose and two keys. We only could locate two examples of this print in libraries: One in the Ryhiner collection in Bern, another one in the British Library. - Perfect conditions.

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        Histoire héroïque et universelle de la noblesse de Provence

      - A Avignon, chez la Veuve Girard 1757 - 1759 et 1786 pour le tome 3. 3 tomes en 2 volumes in-4 reliés plein veau blond. Dos à nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, titres dorés. Filet doré sur les plats. Roulettes sur les coupes. Un feuillet blanc, faux titre, titre, frontispice gravé et épître. XIV + 549 page + un feuillet blanc et Un feuillet blanc, faux titre, titre, 607 pages + Un feuillet blanc, titre : Histoire héroïque et universelle de la Noblesse de Provence avec les Cartes Armoriales. Tome troisième. Supplément. A Avignon chez François Seguin 1786. VIII + 352 pages et un feuillet blanc. Ex-libris. Les planches d'armoiries sont découpées et les blasons ont été collés d'une façon parfaite en marge de chaque famille. La page 483 du tome 1 est détachée ainsi que la page 125 du tome 2. Quelques épidermures, sinon bel exemplaire bien relié. Rare édition originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commentarius de republica in America lusitana, atque hispana a' Jesuitis instituta belloque ab his cum Hispaniae, lusitaniaeque exercitibus gesto, ex iis quae asservantur in secretioribus conclavibus legatorum, qui cum plena regum potestate negotia huc pertinentia en America administrabant, aliisque instrumentis certae auctoritatis concinnatus.

      A translation into Neo-Latin of Relaçaõ abbreviada da republica, que os religiosos Jesuitas . . . estabeleceraõ nos dominios ultramarinos [etc.] published at Lisbon in 1757, and written by or at the instance of Minister Pombal. It was part of this minister's platform to reduce the power of the Jesuits and to remove them from the Portuguese empire; and without a doubt the immediate impetus for this work was the War of the Seven Reductions (i.e, the Guarani War) that pitted the combined forces of Spain and Portugal against the Guarani living in seven Jesuit reductions in Paraguay. This was, both in the Portuguese and the Latin versions, circulated as a propaganda tool in the diplomatic war that Pombal waged in Europe against the Society of Jesus. Provenance: Ex-Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, with its stamp showing this a deaccessioned duplicate. Searches of NUC and WorldCat locate only six U.S. libraries reporting ownership of this edition.

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        Denckwürdigkeiten Friedrichs des Großen, jetztregierenden Königs in Preußen. Titel der Folgebände: Denkwürdigkeiten Friedrichs, des Grossen, itzt regierenden Königs in Preussen. 9 (von 14) Bänden. Band 1-6 und 8-10. ES FEHLEN DIE BÄNDE 7 und 11-14 (von 14). Mit einem Titelkupfer und einem gestochenen Porträt-Frontispiz im ersten Band.

      (Gotha: Mevius) 1757-1763. Jeder Band ca. 600 Seiten. Schlichte Pappbände der Zeit, teilweise mit handschriftlichen Rückenschildchen, Klein-Oktav, 18 x 11 cm. (Rücken fehlt bei Band 2, insgesamt stärker berieben und bestoßen, Überzugspapier teilweise abgelöst, teilweise mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren, Wurmspuren - auch mit Buchstabenverlust - und papierbedingter Bräunung. Zustand im Preis berücksichtigt!) Erste Ausgabe des anonym erschienen Werks. Umfangreiche Folge der äußerst seltenen zeitgenössischen Biographie Friedrichs II., die die Geschichte Preußens vom Regierungsantritt Friedrichs bis zum Jahre 1765 erfasst (der 14. Band erschien 1766). Das Titelkupfer in Band 1 zeigt eine kleine Ansicht Berlins, in Band 3 findet sich eine mehrfach gefaltete Tafel \"Etat der Königlich-Preußischen Armeen 1757.\" und in Band 5 die Tafel \"Schlachtordung der Preußischen Arme [!] in dem Treffen bey Kunnersdorf, vom 12. August 1759.\" - Holzmann-Bohatta II, 4283 (nennt als Verfasser Johann Christoph Adelung) - nicht bei Henning - die Staatsbibliothek Berlin hat als Verfasser nicht Adelung, sondern Johann Christian Hörning ermittelt - bei der Verlagsangabe folgen wir der Universitätsbibliothek Köln. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Geschichte;Militaria;Deutschland;Deutschland 18. Jahrhundert;Friedrich der Grosse;Kulturgeschichte;Biographien]

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Tob. Conrad Lotter, "Magni Ducatus Finlandiae .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1757, 48,5 x 57 Oben links Kartusche mit heraldischem und fig. Schmuck. Die 7 Provinzen durch unterschiedliche Kolorierung gekennzeichnet.- Schöne Karte

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        Kst.- Karte, n. A. Drentwet jun. b. Tob. Conrad Lotter, "Magni Turcarum Dominatoris Imperium per Europam, Asiam, et Africam .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1757, 49,5 x 57 Unten links große, unkol. Titelkartusche. - Zeigt die Türkei zwischen Adria und dem indischen Ozean.

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        The NONPAREIL or, the Quintessence of Wit and Humour being A choice selection of those Pieces that were most admired in the ever-to-be-remember'd MIDWIFE or OLD WOMAN'S MAGAZINE Pieces which (as a celebrated Author observes) will stand the Test of all Ages and live to be read 'till Time is no more To which is added An INDEX to MANKIND or Maxims selected from the Wits of all Nations For the Benefit of the present Age and Prosperity Interspersed with some Axioms in Life and seasonable Reflections by the same Author with A PREFACE by her good friend the late Mr POPE

      London: Printed for T Carnan 1757 - Pagination - viii + 9-229pp; 68pp. Half leather - recent binding with gilt titles on label; red buckram like boards; marbled end papers. Unusual book in good condition with two pages repaired [see photo] and a remarkable prediction by "an Author who shall write an History of England in the Year 1931, with Part of the Contents in his 23rd Chapter. by Mrs Midnight "Tis now near two centuries since the inhabitants of this island contracted a mischievious habit of drinking gin, which has been fatal to all their race, and is the reason why we are now the most diminutive creatures upon the earth. .probably the same Newbery who wrote the heroic poem entitled The Benefit of Eating Beef a sort of food much in repute in those days though now not digestible by our puny stomachs.At that time [1731] we made glorious figure in history, we were respected by other nations and it was no wonder then to see an Englishman six feet thigh and his hat cock'd; whereas the mightiest of us now is not above two and a half , and we hang down our heads and are despised by all the people of the world". Christopher Smart (1722 - 1771) Christopher Smart (April 11, 1722 - May 21, 1771), English poet, son of Peter Smart, of an old north country family, was born at Shipbourne, Kent. His father was steward for the Kentish estates of William, Viscount Vane, younger son of Lord Barnard of Raby Castle, Durham. Christopher Smart received his first schooling at Maidstone, and then at the grammar school of Durham. He spent part of his vacations at Raby Castle, and his gifts as a poet gained him the patronage of the Vane family. Henrietta, duchess of Cleveland, allowed him a pension of 40 which was paid until her death in 1742. Thomas Gray, writing to his friend Thomas Wharton in 1747, warned hini to keep silence about Smarts delinquencies lest they should come to the ears of Henry Vane (afterwards earl of Darlington), and endanger his allowance. At Cambridge, where he was entered at Pembroke College in 1739, he spent much of his time in taverns, and got badly into debt, but in spite of his irregularities he became fellow of his college, praelector in philosophy and keeper of the common chest in 1745. In November 1747 he was compelled to remain in his rooms for fear of his creditors. At Cambridge he won the Seaton prize for a poem on one of the attributes of the Supreme Being in 1750 (he won the same prize in 1751, 1752, 1753 and 1755); and a farce entitled A Trip to Cambridge, or The Grateful Fair, acted in. 1747 by the students of Pembroke, was from his pen. In 1750 he contributed to The Student, or The Oxford and Cambridge Monthly Miscellany. During one of his visits to London he had made the acquaintance of John Newbery, the publisher, whose step-daughter, Anna Maria Carman, he married, with the result of forfeiting his fellowship in 1753. About 1752 he left Cambridge permanently, for London, though he kept his name on the college books, as he had to do in order to compete for the Seaton. prize. He wrote in London under the pseudonym of Mary Midnight and Pentweazle. He had edited The Midwife, or the Old Womans Magazine (1751-1753), and had a hand in many other Grub Street productions. Some criticisms made by Sir John Hill (1716 ?1775) on his Poems on Several Occasions (1752) provoked his satire of the Hilhiad (1753), noteworthy as providing the model for the Rohliad. In 1756 he finished a prose translation of Horace, which was widely used, but brought him little profit. He agreed in the same year to produce a weekly paper entitled The Universal Visitor, for which Samuel Johnson wrote some numbers. In 1751 Smart had shown symptoms of mental aberration, which developed into religious mania. Smart was wont to accost passers-by in Hyde Park and demand that they kneel down and pray for him, and between 1756 and 1758 he was in St. Luke's Hospital, an asylum. Dr Johnson visited him and thought that he ought to have been at large. He once stated, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas geographico del Reyno de España e Islas adjacentes, con una breve descripción de sus provincias

      En casa de D. Antonio Sanz, Madrid 1757 - Dispuesto para la utilidad publica por D. Thomas Lopez, pensionista de S.M.en la corte de Paris. Dedicado al Excmo. S. D. Jaime Masones de Lima y Soto - Mayor. 21 fól. desd. : il. (18 mapas núm. 4 a 21) : (11,5 cm) : Enc. Muito bom exemplar. Encadernação coeva inteira de carneira com ferrosa a seco nas pastas e a ouro na lombada. Raríssima edição, provavélmente a segunda o Plano de Madridd está datado 1759, deste atlas de bolso. Está completo e apresenta as seguintes cartas geograficas: 1. España (Mapa geral); 2. Plano de Madrid; 3. Castilla La Nueva; 4. Castilla La Vieja; 5. León; 6. Extremadura; 7. Andalucia; 8. Granada; 9. Murcia; 10. Valencia; 11. Galicia; 12. Principado de Asturias; 13. Vizcaya, Guipúzcoa, Álava y Rioja; 14. Navarra; 15. Aragon; 16. Cataluña; 17. Reyno de Mallorca; 18. Reyno de Portugal.

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        Mémoires sur l'art de la guerre, de Maurice, Comte de Saxe, Duc de Courlande et de Sémigalle, Maréchal des Armées de S. M. T. etc. Nouvelle édition conforme à l'original et augmentée du Traité des légions, ainsi que de quelques Lettres de cet illustre capitaine sur ses opérations militaires.

      A Dresde [Dresden], Chez George Conrad Walther, Libraire du Roi 1757. - 8°. 4 Bll., 493 SS., 2 Bll. Titel in Rot und Schwarz. 3 Falttabellen i. Text, 13 gest. Falttafeln i. Anhang (so cpl.). Perg. d.Zt. (etwas fleckig, Rücken i. Fuss mit Resten einer Etikette) mit mont. Rückenschild (dieses etwas fleckig), alls. rot gesprenkelter Schnitt. Erste Lage leicht gebräunt, Seiten wenig (stock-) fleckig. Etwas Alters-, wenig eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, div. hs. Nummern a. Vorsatzspiegel, Vortitel u. Titel, mehrf. ident. gestempelt (österr. Militärbibliothek). Gesamthaft weitestgehend sauberes, recht gutes u. relativ gepflegtes Exemplar. Jordan 2621; BNF no. FRBNF32607109; vgl. google ch/books (online). - Stempel (auch alle Tfn. verso) ?Bibliothek K. K. Marine? - Erstmals postum in Grossformat bzw. in 2 Oktav-Bänden 1756 unter dem Titel ?Les Rêveries, ou Mémoires sur l'art de la guerre, de Maurice, comte de Saxe? (vgl. BNF und Graesse; Jordan 2617 u. 2618). -- Moritz Graf von Sachsen (Goslar 1696-1750 Chambord), französischer Feldherr. ?1709 ins sächsische Heer eingetreten, sammelte der 1711 legitimierte natürliche Sohn Augusts des Starken im Kampf gegen Franzosen, Schweden und konföderierte Polen erste militärische Erfahrungen. 1716/17 nahm er als Volontär am 1. Türkenkrieg Kaiser Karls VI. teil und wechselte später mit dem Rang eines ?maréchal de camp? (7.8.1720) in französische Dienste über. [.] Den Polnischen Thronfolgekrieg machte er [.] in der französischen Rheinarmee [Armée du Rhin] mit. Während des Österreichischen Erbfolgekrieges kämpfte Moritz von Sachsen 1741-1743 im Verband der ?Hilfstruppen?, die König Ludwig XV. von Frankreich Karl (VII.) Albrecht gegen Maria Theresia zur Verfügung stellte. [. Er wurde] zum Marschall von Frankreich ernannt (26.3.1744) und anschliessend auf dem niederländischen Kriegsschauplatz eingesetzt. Hier [in Flandern, im Rahmen des Österreichischen Erbfolgekrieges 1740-1748] gelangen ihm mit den Siegen von Fontenoy (11.5.1745), Rocourt [Rocour, Roccourt, i.e. Schlacht bei Roucoux] (11.10.1746) und Laaffelt (2.7.1747) und der Eroberung der wichtigsten Plätze (darunter im Mai 1748 Maastricht) entscheidende Erfolge gegen die Verbündeten. [.] Nach Kriegsende zog sich der im April 1746 naturalisierte, mit Ehrungen und Würden [.] reich bedachte ?maréchal de Saxe? ins Privatleben zurück und verbrachte seine letzten Lebensjahre vorwiegend in Chambord, das ihm Ludwig XV. 1745 überlassen hatte. Auf militärtheoretischem Gebiet leistete Moritz von Sachsen, einer der bedeutendsten Feldherren des 18. Jahrhunderts, mit den Ende 1732 entstandenen ?Rêveries? (1756 von Z. de Pazzi de Bonneville erstmals herausgebracht) einen wesentlichen, die fernere kriegswissenschaftliche Diskussion befruchtenden Beitrag. [.]? (M. Hochedlinger, in: NDB 18, 1997). - In Paris ?legte er in seiner Schrift ?Mes Rêveries? 1732 (?1757) seine weit über die zeitgenössische Theorie und Praxis hinausgehenden Gedanken zu einer neuen Strategie nieder, die Friedrich den Grossen von Preussen stark beeinflussten.? (Rössler/Franz, Biogr. Wörterbuch zur deutschen Geschichte, 1952, p. 601). Bemerkenswerterweise findet sich heute kaum eine eingehendere fachspezifische Würdigung, die es erlauben würde, diese Theorie in relativ einfacher Weise einem Kanon der Kriegskunst einzufügen (nicht bei Daniels, Geschichte des Kriegswesens, und nur wenige vereinzelt eingestreute Erwähnungen bei Delbrück, Geschichte der Kriegskunst 4, 1920; Max Jähns, Handbuch einer Geschichte des Kriegswesens, reicht nur bis zur Renaissance). Gemäss NDB bespricht Jähns die ?Rêveries? allerdings in seiner ?Geschichte d. Kriegswissenschaften (Bd. 2, 17. u. 18. Jh., 1890, pp. 1500-1510), welcher Band aber digital noch nicht zugänglich ist. Sprache: fr

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        The Practical Husbandman: being a collection of miscellaneous papers on husbandry, &c.

      Edinburgh: printed by C. Wright and Company, for the author. 1757. 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'.> 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. A valuable collection of over 60 essays, papers and letters, some of which had been previously published by Maxwell in his Select Transactions> (1743). It is evident that a good number of the papers were queries addressed to The Society of Improvers in the Knowledge of Agriculture in Scotland of which Maxwell was secretary. The papers touch on the whole range of subjects of interest to the agricultural community. In any event, a substantial part of this collection of papers were either original contributions by Maxwell or his answers to questions sent to the Society. By 1757 The Society itself was declining owing to the death of nearly all the founder members except Hope of Rankeilor, though it had at one time a membership of more than 300 'of the Flower of the Nation, whereof about fifty were Peers'. [Fussell. II, p.20]. Robert Maxwell (1695-1765) was an agricultural promoter 'who, during the first half of the century, perhaps did more than any other to introduce and encourage the practices of new methods'. [DNB]. He evidently had an unashamedly high opinion of himself. 'If farmers will read my papers with as much attention as I have wrote them, will be convinced of errors, will depart from them, and will practise the husbandry which I have directed, we must soon become rich, and may be happy'.

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        The Ruins of Balbec,

      London: [s. n.],, 1757. otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria. Elephant folio (575 × 420 mm). Recent brown half sheep, marbled sides, red morocco spine-label lettered in gilt. One engraving to the letterpress and 46 engraved plates by P. Fourdrinier and W. Major after Borra, of which 8 double-page and 2 double-page and folding. Occasional faint damp-staining to fore edge and foot of gutter not affecting text or images, plate IX slightly soiled towards edges, otherwise the occasional small spot or mark to margins with images spared. A crisp, excellent copy with generous margins. First edition. "Wood's first voyage to the Levant was made in 1742. In 1750 another expedition was suggested by James Dawkins and John Bouverie. It is likely that the prime mover was Dawkins and that he intended to model the journey on Stuart and Revett's activities in Athens, which he was helping to finance. The three men, accompanied by the architect and draughtsman Giovanni Battista Borra, toured Asia Minor, where Bouverie died. The others then returned to Athens where they joined Stuart and Revett. In 1751 Wood, Dawkins and Borra returned to Syria. With some difficulty they managed to reach Palmyra and then went on to Balbec" (Blackmer 1835). "The expedition to the Near East resulted in two books … which stand at the beginning of a tradition to which other writers on archaeology in the second half of the eighteenth century would aspire: The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor in the Desart (1753), and The Ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis in Coelosyria (1757) … The works brought previously unknown remains to public attention and had a profound effect on classical taste in England" (ODNB). They were "highly praised by Gibbon" (Hamilton), and moved Horace Walpole to remark that "of all the works that distinguish this age, none perhaps excell those beautiful editions of Balbec and Palmyra … The modest descriptions prefixed are standards of writing: The exact measure of what should and should not be said, and of what was necessary to be known" (Anecdotes, 1xiv). Dawkins wrote the official account while Wood took charge of the topography and inscriptions. Highly desirable in this condition.

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        History of the Province of New York

      1757 - SMITH, William. The History of the Province of New-York, from the First Discovery to the Year M.DCC.XXXII. London: Thomas Wilcox, 1757. Quarto, 19th-century full crushed red morocco, rebacked with original ornately gilt-tooled spine laid down, raised bands, all edges gilt. $6500.First edition of “the first and classic history of New York” (Streeter), complete with copper-engraved folding frontispiece plate of Oswego (Lake Ontario) in 1755-the copy of western explorer Henry Atkinson. Finely bound by Riviere and Son.William Smith, a Loyalist who graduated from Yale in 1745, became the justice of the province of New York, only to leave the country after the Revolution to become the chief justice of lower Canada. Smith based his landmark work, a cornerstone of colonial history, “chiefly on the Provincial Laws, the Minutes of the Council, the Journals of the General Assembly and other government records… The history proper covers pp. 1-180, while a description of the province, geographical, political, etc., forms pp. 181-255” (Sabin 84566). Howes S703. Streeter 871. Bookplate. Early ownership signature, at top of title page, of Henry Atkinson; later pencil notations on front free endpaper identify him as the Henry Atkinson who was an officer in the War of 1812 and an important figure in the history of western exploration, having participated in numerous expeditions-“His name is inseparably connected with the earlier period of the conquest of the frontier, and the part he bore is equaled in importance by that of no contemporary with the possible exception of William Clark” (DAB). Some early manuscript corrections.Only occasional light foxing; light rubbing and wear to binding. A lovely copy of this important history. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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