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        An Account of the European Settlements in America

      London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1757. First edition. Each volume with folding map frontispiece. [8], [3]-312, [10] pp; [2], [3]-300 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Period calf spine, original marbled boards. Slightest touch of foxing to maps. Beautiful, fresh copy. "Best contemporary account. Actually written by William Burke. But usually ascribed to his more famous kinsman, who gave substantial help." - Howes. Howes B-974; Sabin 9282

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        FUNDACION DE UNA CAPP. COLATIVA IN MEXICO QUE FUNDO EL. ILLMO. SOR. DN. JUAN IGNACIO DE CASTORENA.[manuscript cover title].

      [Mexico. ]. 1757 - 23,[45] leaves. Folio. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on cover. Inner front hinge broken. Minor edge wear. Internally bright and clean. Very good. This manuscript provides the full text of Don Juan Ignacio de Castorena's statement regarding a bequest from Doña Maria Gall de Escarada, who had appointed Castorena her executor. Castorena, the Bishop of Mexico, was to spend 8000 pesos on endowing a chaplaincy to serve masses for her first husband, Don Martin de Possada. The manuscript includes an extensive amount of detail regarding investment of the fund, the names of the trustees, and the ordering of the Masses. The Masses, eighty total every year, were to be said on specially designated saint's days and holy days. A good example of church patronage in early Mexico. MAGGS, BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA III:2123 (1923) (this manuscript).

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        FUNDACION DE UNA CAPP. COLATIVA IN MEXICO QUE FUNDO EL. ILLMO. SOR. DN. JUAN IGNACIO DE CASTORENA...[manuscript cover title]

      [Mexico. 1757].. 23,[45] leaves. Folio. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on cover. Inner front hinge broken. Minor edge wear. Internally bright and clean. Very good. This manuscript provides the full text of Don Juan Ignacio de Castorena's statement regarding a bequest from Doña Maria Gall de Escarada, who had appointed Castorena her executor. Castorena, the Bishop of Mexico, was to spend 8000 pesos on endowing a chaplaincy to serve masses for her first husband, Don Martin de Possada. The manuscript includes an extensive amount of detail regarding investment of the fund, the names of the trustees, and the ordering of the Masses. The Masses, eighty total every year, were to be said on specially designated saint's days and holy days. A good example of church patronage in early Mexico. MAGGS, BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA III:2123 (1923) (this manuscript).

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        Obras de Lorenzo Gracián

      Barcelona, en la Imprenta de Maria Angela Martì y Galì Viuda, en la plaza de San Jayme, vendese en su Casa, y en las de Carlos Sapera, Jayme Osset, Francisco Surià y a sus costas, 1757. Dos volúmenes en 4to.; 4 hs., 531 pp., 6 hs. y 4 hs., 575 pp., 4 hs. En el tomo primero aparecen rastros de polilla en los márgenes y afectando una línea de texto desde la pp. 507 al final . Encuadernación de época en pergamino.

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        Annales Politiques.

      Londres, sans nom d'imprimeur, 1757. - 2 volumes in-8. Demi basane à coins, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale. de cet ouvrage du célèbre philanthrope sur les événements politiques de la période 1658-1739. "Ces annales. sont précédées d'une préface et d'un discours préliminaires sur les affaires politiques de l'Europe, sur l'état de la France en 1735 et sur les moeurs, coutumes et lois de ce royaume. Il y a bien de la hardiesse dans cet ouvrage d'une grande liberté dans le récit des faits et dans les réflexions, avec plusieurs idées singulières" (Quérard). Plats de la reliure frottés. ** INED, 981. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Rues et les Environs de Paris

      1757. PARIS. Les Rues et les Environs de Paris. Contenant dans la premiere Partie les Rues de Paris, Carrefours, Cul-de-Sacs, Cloîtres, Cours, Passages, Marchez, Ports, Portes, Quais, Places, et généralement tout ce qui contient plusieurs maisons et habitations, et qui ne désigne aucun domicile en particulier. La seconde partie contient les Eglises, Chapelles, Couvens, Hôpitaux, Collèges, Ecoles publiques, Palais, Hôtels, Académies, Bureaux de Communauté, et généralement tout ce qui désigne un Edifice et une habitation particulière. Par ordre alphabétique. By Jean Baptiste Michel Renou de Chevigné Jaillot. Two volumes in one. xvi, 474, [2] pp. Illustrated with an engraved folding map by Bailleul le Jeune. 12mo., 160 x 90 mm., bound in contemporary French calf, gilt title on red label and gilt tooling on spine, all edges stained red. Paris: Valleyre, 1757. |~||~||~||~||~| Second Edition of this index of the streets of Paris. The first volume covers the streets of Paris, intersections, cul-de-sacs, cloisters, courtyards, passages, stairs, bridges, gates, docks, squares, and general descriptions of homes. It also lists chapels, churches, convents, public schools, colleges, academies, hospitals, hotels, and offices. The book is accompanied by a foldout map showing the 20 districts of the city of Paris. The second volume lists villages, castles, and beautiful homes in the surrounding area ca. 35 miles around the city. Jean Baptiste Michel was geographer to the King and used Jean Baptiste Michel Renou de Chevigné Jaillot because he had married the granddaughter of the important French geographer Charles-Hubert Jaillot. He is also the author of the more well-known Recherches critiques, historiques et topographiques sue la ville de Paris, avec le plan de chaque quartier. Bumps to both covers which do not detract from this attractive copy. PROVENANCE: Ex-libris of H. de Bermond. Revoir Paris: Bibliotheque Parisienne de de M. Bernard-Charles Francezon, catalogue 37, No. 44. Lacombe 1388 ("ouvrage estimé").

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        Reveries or Memories upon the Art of War. Two parts in one volume

      London: J. Nourse at the Lamb, opposite Katherine Street in the Strand. Cover rubbed with corner wear. Respined. New eps. Light soiling to first two leaves. Contents including plates VG. 1757. First English Translated Edition. Contemporary calf cover. 260mm x 210mm (10" x 8"). x, 195pp. 40 copper engraved plates on 34 sheets, 33 being fold out. 'To which are added some original letters, upon various Military Subjects, wrote by the Count to the late King of Poland, and M. de Folard, which were never before made publick: Together with His Reflections upon the Propagation of the Human Species'. .

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        Les Ruines de Balbec, autrement dite Heliopolis dans la Coelosyrie.

      London, (No printer), 1757. Large folio. (56x38 cm.). Contemp. full mottled calf. Spine richly gilt and with gilt lettering. Spine rubbed. Wear to spine ends. Some cracks along hinges. Corners a bit bumped. Some nicks to bottom edges. (2),28 pp. and 46 fine engraved plates, many double-page and folded, some triple-page and plate III in 4- plate size (partly bound at end). Title-page a bit browned, a fes minor scattered brownspots.. Scarce first edition of this unsurpassed investigation of the rediscovered ruins of Baalbek ("City of the Sun", Lebanon/Syria) and the premier city in Roman Syria. The work was published at the same time in both English and French, here the French version is offered."In 1750-1751 Wood travelled around the Levant with two wealthy young Oxford scholars James Dawkins and John Bouverie (who died of a fever early in their expedition) and an Italian draftsman Giovanni Battista Borra. Their primary goal was to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. Moving south into Syria, they then took careful measurements and drawings of the ancient Roman ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek. The results of these were published in 1753 and 1757 in both English and French editions and were among the first systematic publications of ancient buildings. Both works were of great influence on neoclassical architecture in Britain, Continental Europe and America. From 1753 to 1756, Wood was the tutor and travelling-companion (or Bear-leader as such men were known at the time) of the young Duke of Bridgewater, the richest peer in England, in making the Grand Tour."(Wikipedia)

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        Le monde par Adam Fitz - Adam. Ou feuilles périodiques sur les moeurs du temps

      Original rare Edition. Translation Gaspard Joel Monod.Copy to arms hit on Emmanuel Bliss dishes Dufort, Duc de DurasBinding full fair calf ice and vintage marbled. Back nerve ornate iron rampant lion of the Duke of Duras. As an exhibit in red morocco, volume number piece very rubbed black sheepskin. Head Headgear torn Volume II. Slot in the upper jaw with lack headdress. Scuff the upper jaw in the tail of the first volume in the lower jaw tail of Volume II. 3 corners bumped. Despite the reported defects, nice copy.Edition volumes articles in the eponymous Periodical 1753 and 1754. The group gathered around Edward Moore brings Horace Walpole, Earl of Chesterfield De l'imprimerie d'Elie Luzac, fils A Leyde 1757 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-12 (10x16,8cm) reliés

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        L'Observateur Hollandois, ou Première lettre de M. Van à M. H. de la Haye, sur l'état présent des affaires de l'Europe

      Jean Thomas Trattner, Vienne 1757 - In-4. Paginations diverses. Plein veau, dos orné, petit ex libris en début et fin de volume, rousseurs. Réédition au format in-4 de 23 lettres publiées de 1755 à 1757. Lettrines et vignettes pour chacune des lettres. Collationné : tous les textes sont à la suite malgré certains défauts de pagination. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquitates graecae et romanae a viro [ ] Dn. Bernardo de Montfaucon, pluribus olim voluminibus explanatae et schematibus illustratae, nunc autem ad commodiorem studiosae iuventutis usum in compendium redactae [ ] a M. Ioanne Iacobo Schatzio [ ]. Notas criticas passim adiecit [ ] Dn. Ioannes Salomon Semler [ ]. [Und:] Antiquitates etruscae a viro [ ] Antonio Francisco Gorio [ ], nunc vero in commodum antiquitatis litterarumque cultorum compendium [ ], it quidem ut Montfauconiani operis supplementa haberi possint, a M. Nicolao Schwebelio [ ]. (2 Teile in 1 Bd.).

      Nürnberg, Georg Lichtensteger, 1757 u. 1770. 4°, 1. Teil: gestochenes Titelbl. (von G. Müller), Titelbl., 3 Bl. Vorwort, 2 Bl. Inhaltsverzeichnis, 388 S. mit 150 gestochenen Taf. und einigen Vignetten, 6 Bl. Index; 2. Teil: Titelbl., 1 Bl. Vorwort, 126 S. mit 57 gestochenen Taf. und einigen Vignetten, 1 Falttaf., 4 Bl. Index, Ldr. d. Zt. auf 6 Bünden, goldene florale Rückenprägung, Kapitale mit Verlusten durch Wurmfrass, hintere Rückenkante geplatzt, Vs. und hint. Deckel mit Frasskanälen (ebenso im Bund die ersten 2 Bl. und das gest. Titelbl.), 6 Tafeln in falscher, aber naher Reihenfolge eingehängt; Falttaf. im 2. Teil knittrig u. 6 cm Riss; tlw. etw. stock- und fingerfleckig; allg. gutes Ex. Preis in CHF: 1800. Antiquitates graecae et romanae: Graesse IV, 590. Erste (gekürzte) lat. Ausgabe (die deutsche erschien im gleichen Jahr) des monumentalen Werks des Benediktiners Montfaucon (1655-1741) zur antiken Kunst u. Kulturgeschichte für Künstler und Studenten. Antiquitates etruscae: - Pollen 704. Graesse III, 120. Borroni 9833. Erste Ausgabe dieser Bearbeitung. - Zusammenfassender Abriss von Goris berühmtem "Museum Etruscum" (1737 - 53), der in einer handlichen Ausgabe die wesentlichen Stücke der Sammlung abbildet und beschreibt. - Die Kupfer enthalten zahlreiche Darstellungen von Göttern, Palästen, Denkmälern, Tempeln, Gerätschaften, Münzen, Wettkämpfen u.a.

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        Elementa physiologicae corporis humani.

      Marc-Michael Bousquet, Lausanne 1757 - First Comprehensive Textbook of Physiology Haller, Albrecht (1708-77). Elementa physiologiae corporis humani. 4to. Engraved portrait by P. F. Tardieu after E. J. Handmann & 6 plates. Lausanne: Bousquet. . . , 1757-63 & Berne: Sumpt. Soc. Typogr., 1764-66. 8 vols. 240 x 187 mm. Calf, gilt spines, c. 1757-66 (some variation in mottling patterns, spine tools as might be expected). Bindings worn, rubbed, some joints cracked. Good set, internally very good. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 588. The first comprehensive treatise of physiology, "a vast and well-systematized storehouse of physiological knowledge, replete with citation and an incredible number of accurate references to literature" (Fulton / Wilson 81). Also includes important anatomical descriptions. Haller's most original physiological contribuitons were the establishment of both concepts of sensibility and irritability, recognition of the cardiac automatism and confirmation of an airless pleural space. In addition, Haller rejected the concept of an active systole occuring in the cerebral membranes, and the previous attempts to localize the seat of the soul. Moreover, he clarified the relationships between the cerebellum and the motion of the heart as well as other vegetative functionsŸ (Rothschuh 130, also 125ff.). Lundsgaard-Fischer 284. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle (January to December. 1757)

      London.: D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate.. Volume XXVII.. 1757.. Bound volume in leather binding (spine perished; replaced with fabric, covers badly worn, the front cover and spine separated from the text block.); 8.75 x 5.25 inches; title page and preface; 608 pp including Supplement, followed by unpaginated Index (listing Essays, Poetry, Names, etc. included in the 12 issues). Ex-library with bookplate on inside front cover, perforated stamp on title page and stamped number with withdrawn stamp in lower margin of preface page. Pages 423 thru 436 are loose in binding. Pages 177 thru 180 are MISSING. In sum: a book the binding of which has not aged well; however, the contents are in remarkably clean shape with some offsetting. There are a few plates missing, and the "Map of that part of America, which was the seat of war in the years 1755 and 1756." A chief feature of the volume is the numerous engraved copperplate maps. They are listed, with sheet size, as follows: 1) A Physical Planisphere wherein are represented all the known Lands and Seas wth. the Great Chains of Mountains wch. traverse the Globe from the North Pole. Adapted to Monsr: Buache's Memoire Read at the R. Academy of Sciences (14 x 12.25 inches); very clean; short marginal tears; 2) The Seat of WAR in the Circle of Westphalia (8.25 x 10.5 inches with very light off-set on one fold); 3) "A Draught of the Road and Harbour of Brest with the Adjacent Coast" (8.25 x 18 inches); 3) "Map of the Several Countries thro' which the Russians are to Pass in their March to Prussia" (8.25 x 10.25) Baltic Countries i.e. Pomerania, Prussia, Courland, Livonia etc. 4) Map of the Mouths of the Ganges in the Bay of Bengal shewing the English Settlements lately Destroy'd by the Nabob of that Province (8.25 x 5 inches); 5) A map of the Coast of France from Rochelle & Rochfort with the Island of Ree Oleron & Aix (8.25 x 5.5); 6) Upper Saxony Comprehending that Part of Germany which is the Present Seat of War (8.25 x 11 inches); 7) A New Map of England and Wales by Thos. Jeffreys Geographer to his royal Highness the Prince of Wales (17 x 15 inches; two very short tears to margin, otherwise excellent); A Map of the Island of Corsica (8 x 4 inches, considerable offsetting from facing page). The volume also includes a folding plate of the Temple of the Eight Winds; three plates of shells; one plate of ancient coins; a folding plate of Two Imperfect Roman Alters discovered near Carlisle, and two other plates of arcane interest. Unusual is the page denoting "A Chinese Air," a transcription of what is thought to have been "the earliest Chinese music performance in the West" (See Early Music, September 29, 2010). Overall, a volume of considerable interest in need of rebinding; however, contents in remarkably good condition. .

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        wohlerfahrner PFERD-ARZT, welcher gründlich lehret, wie man der Pferde Complexion, Natur und Alter erkennen, alle inner- und äusserliche Kranckheiten curiren, und die gesunden Pferde vor allen bevorstehenden Mängeln präserviren solle. Mit einem Anhang einiger raren, für junge Fohlen treflich gut befundenen Arzeney-Mitteln versehen, auch durch und durch verbessert, und mit den bewährtesten Arcanis vermehret, durch Valentin Trichter, wohlbestalten Reit-Meistern der Republic Nürnberg.

      838 Seiten, 11x18cm, Leder, Kupferstiche, Joh. Andreä Endter, Nürnberg 1757.. Zustand: C.

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        Le monde par Adam Fitz - Adam. Ou feuilles périodiques sur les moeurs du temps

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

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        Mes reveries. Ouvrage posthume. Augmenté d'une histoire abrégée de sa vie . par l'abbé Pérau. (2 Bände).

      Amsterdam und Leipzig, Arkstee & Merkus, 1757. - Mit 84 teils gefalteten, teils doppelblattgroßen (3 teilkolorierten) Kupfertafeln, 4 Blatt, CXXXIV, 159 Seiten; 1 Blatt 259 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit mit dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, 29,5 x 23 cm, Zweite Ausgabe eines der bedeutendsten kriegswissenschaftlichen Werke des 18. Jh. "Ce maréchal pourrait être le professeur de touts les généraux de l'Europe" (Friedrich d. Gr.). Enthält anfangs die Biographie des französischen Marschalls aus der Feder des Abbé Perau. "Unter all' den individuellen Arbeiten über Kriegskunst sind sie die individuellste. Es sind Einfälle eines wohlmeinenden, vielgewandten grossen Herrn, der früh an breite Auffassung des Lebens gewöhnt, sich eine Unbefangenheit des Urteils bewahrt hat, die sich oft zur Naivität steigert und sich auf das Ungezwungendste 'cavalièrement' äussert" (Jähns). Die Tafeln mit Uniformen und Pferden, Truppenformationen, Kriegsgeräten und Standarten etc. Einbände etwas berieben, sonst in guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Obras de Lorenzo Gracián.

      Barcelona, en la Imprenta de Maria Angela Martì y Galì Viuda, en la plaza de San Jayme, vendese en su Casa, y en las de Carlos Sapera, Jayme Osset, Francisco Surià y a sus costas, 1757. - Dos volúmenes en 4to.; 4 hs., 531 pp., 6 hs. y 4 hs., 575 pp., 4 hs. En el tomo primero aparecen rastros de polilla en los márgenes y afectando una línea de texto desde la pp. 507 al final . Encuadernación de época en pergamino.

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        Noticia de la California, y de su conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. Sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en Mexico ano de 1739. por el Padre Miguel Venegas, de la Compania de Jesus; y de otras Noticias, y Relaciones antiguas, y modernas. Anadida de algunos mapas particulares, y uno general de la America Septentrional, Assia [sic] Oriental, y Mar del Sur [sic] intermedio, formados sobre las Memorias mas recientes, y exactas, que se publican [sic] juntamente. Dedicada al Rey Ntro. Senor por la Provincia de Nueva-Espana, de la Compania de Jesus. Tomo Primero [Tomo Segundo] [Tomo Tercero]

      Madrid: En la Imprenta de la Viuda de Manuel Fernandez, y del Supremo Consejo de la Inquisicion, 1757. 3 vols., 4to (204 x 140 mm), I: [24], 1-240; II: [8], 1-564; III: [8], 1-436 pp., engraved head- and tailpieces in text, 4 folded copper-engraved maps (see below). Contemporary mottled calf, backstrips richly gilt with gilt-lettered red and green leather labels, edges sprinkled in red and blue. Other than slight wear to binding (at corners, joints, and one head-cap), an exceptionally fine, fresh set, maps very fine. Book plate KEH (Kenneth Hill) in each volume. Enclosed in a modern cloth box. First edition, a remarkably fine set with a fine provenance as Kenneth Hill was one of the greatest collectors of his time: (descriptions courtesy of Dorothy Sloan: historical notes from Dr. W. Michael Mathes in the Volkmann Zamorano 80 Catalogue (Sloan Auction 12, Lot 78): ? First edition, intermediate variant. In this copy page 479 of Vol. II is misnumbered 476. In a prior appearance, pp. 476 to 480 are misnumbered; a later version corrects all misnumberings. English, French, Dutch, and German editions were published during the decade following this original edition. The work is important not only for California, but also southern Arizona, northern Sonora, and the Borderlands in general. Backer, Vol. V, pp. 108 & 726-728. Barrett, Baja California 2539. Bradford 5570. JCB III (1, 1700-1771) #1172. Brunet V, col. 1119. Cowan I, p. 238: "This work is considered the foundation of a library of Californiana." Cowan II, p. 659. Cox II:128: "One of the earliest and most important contributions to the historical literature of California." Farquhar, Books of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon 5: "Venegas is the principal source of information about the explorations made by Father Consag in 1746 by which the question of the insularity of California was finally set at rest. Consag's description of the Gulf of California and the mouth of the Colorado River received wide publicity through the volumes of Venegas." Field 1599. Graff 4470. Heredia 7898. Hill I, p. 307. Hill II:1767. Howell 50, California 246. Howes V69. Huntington Library, Zamorano 80...Exhibition of Famous and Notorious California Classics 78. Jones, Adventures in Americana 491. Lada-Mocarski 14: "Although Father Venegas' own work-the first two volumes-deals entirely with Lower California, there is much valuable information in the third volume, by Father A.M. Burriel on the Russians' and others' discoveries in the North Pacific, and on the maps of that region prepared by various geographers of the time. There is, furthermore, a long and reasoned discussion of the so-call report of Admiral de Fonte, which is rejected as spurious. There is also a vitriolic attack on Buache and Delisle for using this report in their communications to the French royal Academy of Sciences, and in the construction of their maps of the North Pacific, including Alaska." Leclerc, Bibliotheca Americana (1867) 1528; (1878) 1035. LC, California Centennial 6. Libros Californianos, p. 10 (Powell commentary): "The distinction of being the most prized of all California books belongs...to Miguel Venegas' Noticias." Mathes, California Colonial Bibliography 50: "The author, Miguel Venegas, S.J., employed modern methodology in the preparation of this first history of the Californias, consulting published and manuscript sources as well as questionnaires sent to missionaries. Venegas's manuscript was revised and expanded by Andres Marcos Burriel, S.J., a leading Spanish academician, who included four maps and important appendices with a refutation of the concept of the Strait of Anian and relations of the expeditions of Consag." Medina, Hispano-Americana 3855. Palau 358387. Ramirez Sale 883. Rich Vol. I, p. 124. Sabin 98848. Salva 3420. Stevens, Historical Nuggets 2736. Streeter Sale 2433. Streit III:663. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 585-588 (see also note in 483) & pp. 144-147. Wagner, Spanish Southwest 132: "At this time there was a decree in effect that no one should publish anything relating to America without the previous consent of the Council of the Indies, and inasmuch as this book contains more on Lower California than almost any other book that had been published in one hundred and fifty years, it seem strange that the Council should have permitted the publication....I have seen it asserted that the object of publishing this book was to counteract some assertions made in Anson's Voyage Round the World, originally printed in London in 1748, in which some aspersions were cast on the Jesuits, especially about their handling of the natives in the missions of California.... Throughout the work great attention is paid to the geography of the country, Father Burriel having obtained a large number of maps from which to study this.... Although the author was a Jesuit, the work is written in a secular spirit, much different from the point of view usually taken by writers of other religious orders." Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 138 & I, p. 85 (citing only Map 1 above, but mentioning the others): "A well drawn map, showing the mission and Indian towns of Pimeria Alta." Zamorano 80 #78 (Henry R. Wagner): "Volume III contains extracts from Lopez de Gomara and Torquemada relating to the early explorations on the northwest coast and several articles written by Father Burriel himself. Of these, the most interesting is his account of the construction of the map of California, and of the general map of North America." Alfred W. Newman (California 49: Forty-Nine Maps of California from the Sixteenth Century to the Present 15) lists Robert de Vaugondy's 1772 Carte de la Californie (appeared in Diderot's Encyclopedie), which gives a pictorial summary of the cartographic history of California in five maps on one sheet. Newman states that map 5 is based upon a Spanish map in Venegas' book, the Mapa de la California su Golfo: "The map shows the results of explorations carried out by the Jesuits in the years since Kino's explorations. The text to the map singles out the contribution of Father Ferdinand Consag (called Gonsaque on the map) who explored the upper end of the Gulf of California and confirmed Father Kino's conclusion that California was part of the continent." The most important of the four maps in Venegas' Noticia is Consag's Seno de California (Map 2 in our list above). This map is a cornerstone in California cartographical history and the evolution and final resolution of the concept of California as an Island. It is the first printing of Consag's original manuscript map delineating the region he explored during his expedition to the mouth of the Colorado River in 1746 (Wagner 554). This map conclusively ended the classic cartographic myth that California was an island. Father Kino had previously offered strong evidence that California was not an island, but he had not convinced the foremost contemporary cartographers of his theory. Kino had not proven his claim by actually crossing the Colorado River from Sonora to the California side. Even Venegas did not concur-until Consag led an expedition to the mouth of the Colorado River in 1746 and rowed in a canoe completely around the head of the Gulf. The following year Ferdinand VII issued a decree proclaiming that California should no longer be considered an island (see Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. 133). A decade following that admission, this map recording Consag's discoveries was published in the present work. For more on Kino, see KINO herein. Dr. Mathes discusses Venegas below. Fernando Consag (variously also Ferdinand Kons?ak, Konsag, Konschak, etc.), Jesuit missionary, explorer, and cartographer, was born in Crotia in 1703 and died in 1759. Consag's work was plagiarized-or borrowed with credit-by the best of them, including Diderot, Arrowsmith, and even Humboldt. Venegas apparently experienced the same fate. "Venegas' Noticia de la California...is still reckoned the starting point for histories of California, and, incidentally, it was even more plagiarized than the works of Weems, Marshall, Ramsay, or Warren," p. 199, in John W. Caughey's "California and the Nation: A Tally of Two Histories" in California Historical Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 3 (September 1961). Jesuit Andres Marcos Burriel (1719-1762) was so self-effacing that his name does not even appear on the title page of this well-edited version of Venegas' Noticia. Burriel was a man of many talents whose erudite interests ran the gamut from the Siete Partidas, to transcription of the medieval manuscripts of the Mozarabic liturgy associated with Toledo's Mozarabs, or Christians who had continued to practice their religion under Muslim rule. See Susan Boyton, Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain (Oxford University Press, 2011). It is a little difficult to understand fully the Jesuit Expulsion in light of remarkable men like Kino, Venegas, Burriel, and Consag. The frontispiece map (Map 1 above), Mapa de la California su Golfo, y provincias fronteras en el continente de Nueva Espana is one of the most handsome maps of California from the colonial period, or any era of California history for that matter. The arresting illustrations framing the map are among the few eighteenth-century printed images of the natives of California. According to Dr. W. Michael Mathes, the Indians depicted on the maps are from Baja California. They were based upon a combination of sources, partly from verbal description, and some from drawings, such as Tirsch, et al. *** Maps: [1] [BURRIEL, Andres Marcos (after Kino and Consag)]. [Title within pediment cartouche at lower center] Mapa de la California su Golfo, y provincias fronteras en el Continente de Nueva Espana. [lower left of cartouche] Is. Pena sculp. Mn. Left, lower, and right sides bordered by ten pictorial vignettes. Measurement of map with vignettes 37.5 x 31.3 cm; overall sheet size: 41.5 x 32.7 cm. Map faces p. 1 of text in Vol. I. Map of the Baja Peninsula of California, embouchure of the Colorado River and the Gulf of California; part of Mexico to slightly south of Sinaloa; and the Borderlands from slightly west of the Colorado River in Alta California to slightly east of Casa Grande, Arizona. The map is surrounded by vignettes including Native Americans (hunting, fishing, healing ceremonies), martyrdom of Fathers Nicolas Tamaral and Lorenzo Carranco during the 1734 Pericu Revolt, flora and fauna. Cartographic elements include location of rivers and settlements and degrees of latitude and longitude. Decorative elements include the Jesuit symbol, feathered head dress and fans, bows, arrows, and fishing net. Lowery 436. Mapoteca colombiana, p. 25 (#8). Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America 587, Vol. I, pp. 154-155. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 138 & I, p. 85 (citing only this map, but mentioning the others, which follow): "A well drawn map, showing the mission and Indian towns of Pimeria Alta." The map is Burriel's interpretation of Kino's 1701 map with Consag's refinements (omission of Kino's small elongated bay pointing northwest at the head of the Gulf, etc.). Very fine. [2] CONSAG, Fernando. [Title within simple scroll cartouche at top right] Seno de California, y su costa oriental nuevamente descubierta, y registrada desde el Cabo de las Virgenes, hasta su termino, que es el Rio Colorado ano 1747. por el Pe. Ferdinando Consag de la Compa. de IHS, Missiono. en la California. [lower right below neat line] Joseph Gonzz. sculp. Mn. Neat line to neat line: 30.7 x 28.6 cm; overall sheet size: 31.7 x 32.3 cm. Map faces p. 194 of Vol. III. Mapoteca colombiana, p. 25 (#9). Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 588: "Inserted to accompany Consag's account of his expedition to the mouth of the Colorado River in 1746" [Wagner remarks that the present map differs from Consag's original manuscript map of 1746, i.e., Wagner 554]. The map shows the mouth of the Colorado River and the head of the Gulf of California, as witnessed by Consag during his canoe exploration in 1746. Consag eliminates the small, elongated bay at the head of the Gulf. This cornerstone map of California finally concluded the classic cartographic myth that California was an island. See also Derek Hayes, Historical Atlas of California (Berkeley: University of California, 2007), p. 33. Lada-Mocarski 14: "The outer frame of the map in Vol. 3, facing p. 194, is usually somewhat cut into, either at the top or at the bottom. Any loss of frame at the top is unimportant as there is no text there. If the loss is at the bottom, the name of Joseph Gonzalez might be missing [as in this copy]." [3] [BURRIEL, Andres Marcos (after George Anson)]. [Title within simple scroll cartouche at top right] Viage de Anson. Lib. 3. Cap. 8. pag. 305. Mapa 33. Carta de la Mar del Sur, o Mar pacifico, entre el Equador, y 391/2 de latitud septentrional hallada por el Almirante Jorge Anson en el Galeon de Philipinas, que apreso. [lower right] Joseph Gonzz. Sculpt. Mn.... Neat line to neat line: 23.5 x 22.8 cm; overall sheet size: 28.8 x 26.5 cm. Map faces p. 236 of Vol. III. The coastline of California and part of Western Mexico is copied from Anson's prototype chart of 1748. The map extends as far north as Punta de los Reyes and Los Farallones, with a large bay at that point. Also named are Punta de Anonueuo, Punta de Pinas, Santa Catalina, Punta de la Concepcion, Punta de S. Diego, etc. Acapulco is near the southern extremity of the map. Lowery 428. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast 586. Very fine. [4] [BURRIEL, Andres Marcos (after Buache and Delisle)]. [Title within center cartouche at bottom of map] Mapa de la America Septentl. Asia Oriental y Mar del Sur intermedio formado sobre las memorias mas recientes y exactas hasta el ano de 1754. [above neat line at lower left] Manuel Rodriguez, Sculpst. [above neat line at lower right] M.A. de 1756. Three ornate cartouches within a small pictorial panorama, with flora and fauna and costumed groups of California natives wearing feathered headdresses, Spanish, and Asians. 31 x 36.2 cm; overall sheet size: 31.5 x 37.5 cm. Map faces p. 436 in Vol. III. Shown are the Pacific shores of Asia and America, with records of the latest explorations by the Spaniards, Russians, and English, especially on the upper Californian coasts. The map is a north polar projection of North America and northern Asia showing the routes of eight voyages of discovery, including Vitus Bering's search for the Northwest Passage and the apocryphal discovery of the Northwest Passage connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Cartographic elements include lines of longitude and latitude, scales, locations of bodies of water, etc. Mapoteca colombiana, p. 21 #23. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America 585, Vol. I, pp. 154-155. The map is based on the Philippe Buache/Joseph Nicolas Delisle map presented by the latter on April 8, 1750, at the Academie Royale des Sciences in Paris. It caused an immediate sensation. Burriel decried the inclusion of this map without his permission because it showed the Delisle fantastic geography of the Fonte voyage. Very fine.

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        LA PAIX DE L'EUROPE NE PEUT S'ETABLIR QU'A L'ISSUE D'UNE LONGUE TREVE, OU PROJET DE PACIFICATION GENERALE, COMBINE PAR UNE SUSPENSION D'ARMES DE VINGT ANS ENTRE TOUTES LES PUISSANCES POLITIQUES, PAR M. LE CHEVALIER G***.

      CHEZ CHATELAIN IMPRIM. LIB. 1757 - IN-12 (9,7 X 16,2 X 2,7 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (8) + XXXVIII + 244 ET XXIV PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN HAVANE, TRANCHES ROUGES. EDITION ORIGINALE RARE. (BARBIER. III. 760). PETITES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE SANS GRAVITE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of wool, woolen manufacture, and trade,

      (particularly in England) from the earliest to the present times; with occasional notes, dissertations, and reflections. ... In two volumes. The second edition, revised and enlarged.Best (fullest and most comprehensive) edition of a minor classic of industrial history. First published in two octavo volumes in 1747 as Chronicon Rusticum-Commerciale; or memoirs of wool, the author provides a masterly source-book for the subject. It has been universally praised: Williams (II, p.123) thought it "very valuable"; McCulloch described it as "one of the most carefully compiled and valuable works that has been published on the history of any branch of trade" (McC. p.237). Palgrave (1926, vol.III, p.425) is equally enthusiastic, calling the book "a highly valuable work ... a most careful and detailed account of the incidents and references relating to the woollen and cloth trade from the earliest mention of wool until the middle of the 18th century".Two vols., 4to., xxxi + (5) + 432 and 449 + (1)pp., a little worm damage in blank upper margin of a few leaves in vol.II (nowhere near text), marginal dampstain in final few leaves also of vol.II, recently bound in Trevor Lloyd in fine old-style half calf, gilt and labelled. A very good copy., 1757[-1756]. Goldsmiths 9233. Kress 5576. Higgs 1438.. (particularly in England) from the earliest to the present times; with occasional notes, dissertations, and reflections. ... In two volumes. The second edition, revised and enlarged. Best (fullest and most comprehensive) edition of a minor classic of industrial history. First published in two octavo volumes in 1747 as Chronicon Rusticum-Commerciale; or memoirs of wool, the author provides a masterly source-book for the subject. It has been universally praised: Williams (II, p.123) thought it "very valuable"; McCulloch described it as "one of the most carefully compiled and valuable works that has been published on the history of any branch of trade" (McC. p.237). Palgrave (1926, vol.III, p.425) is equally enthusiastic, calling the book "a highly valuable work ... a most careful and detailed account of the incidents and references relating to the woollen and cloth trade from the earliest mention of wool until the middle of the 18th century". Two vols., 4to., xxxi + (5) + 432 and 449 + (1)pp., a little worm damage in blank upper margin of a few leaves in vol.II (nowhere near text), marginal dampstain in final few leaves also of vol.II, recently bound in Trevor Lloyd in fine old-style half calf, gilt and labelled. A very good copy.

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        Rhetorica

      Los Herederos de Geronimo Conejos, Valencia 1757 - Mismatched set, one in full contemporary vellum, one in early acid calf. Light wear and browning to the vellum, inner joint cracked and spine pulling away from text block, leather binding well worn with an old bookseller sticker to the front board. Light scattered foxing, mild dampstain in the top margin of vol. 1, both very good internally overall, volume 2 with an old signature to the title. 64ll, xxxiv, 373pp; 532pp.The first edition of Mayans' great work - one of the finest examples of enlightenment rhetoric and, through examples, a central anthology of literary Spanish. Palau V 113. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 045398. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Disputationes ad morborum historiam et curationem facientes. Quas collegit, edidit et recensuit Albertus Hallerus. 7 parties en 8 volumes.

      Lausannae (Lausanne), M.-M. Bousquet (tomes 1 a 6), Sigismund d'Arnay (tome 7 en 2 volumes), 1757-1760,. in-4to, avec 8 vignettes de titre (6 en forme de medaillon, avec d'un cote le portrait de HALLER, et une autre vignette dans les 2 derniers volumes) et 34 planches de figures gravees dont 20 repliees, quelques legeres taches marginales, ca et la legerement bruni, reliures en demi-veau, dos ornes en or, tranches jaspees. Bel exemplaire.. First edition of this important collection of dissertations from a large number of 18th century physicians and scientists, illustrated with 8 engr. title vign. 34 (20 folding) engraved plates. After his "Disputationes anatomicae" in 7 volumes and his "Disputationes chirurgicae" in 5 volumes, this is the third and last monumental collective work published by Albrecht von Haller, also being the collection that is most difficult to find.Garrison-Morton's text shows once more the importance of Albert de Haller in 18th century science: "Haller was one of the most imposing figures in the whole of medicine, besides being a superb bibliographer and the founder of medical bibliography. As a physiologist he was the greatest of his time".The German translation was published in 1779-80, 3 volumes in-8°, with the following title "Sammlung academischer Streitschriften die Geschichte und Heilung der Krankheiten betreffend. In einem vollständigen Auszug gebracht und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Lorenz Crell".Copious copper engravings are illustrating the different texts.Nineteenth century half-leather binding with gilt spines. Apart from some old repairs of its bindings a well preserved copy.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Lundsgaard 705; Blake 195; Waller 3998; Wellcome III/199; Hirsch III/33-35; Bibliographia Halleriana 1085.

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        Vermehrtes und verbessertes Blackwellisches Kräuterbuch das ist ...Sammlung der Gewächse die zum Arzney-Gebrauch in den Apotheken aufbehalten werden... Drittes Hundert. Mit einer Vorrede Christoph Jacob Trews ... und in Kupfer gestochen von Nicolaus Friederich Eisenberger

      Nurnberg, de Lannoy 1757.. Mit kolor. gestoch. Titel und 100 kolor. Pflanzenkupfern (num. 201-300). 48 Bll. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Folio. Plesch 63; De Belder 29; Stafleu-C. 546; Sitwell p. 75; Heilmann 355: "Die von Trew hergestellten Nachbildungen in Kupferstich sind spater sehr bekannt geworden. Sie sind bedeutend besser als die Original der Mrs. Blackwell" - Bd. 3 von 6 Bänden. - Etwas bestoßen. Tls. leicht fleckig. Recht gutes Exemplar!

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        Odes by Mr. Gray

      [London]: printed at Strawberry-Hill for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1757. Slim 4to, 21pp. Full red morocco extra by Bradstreet, gilt edges, slightly trimmed (see below). First edition of the first book printed at Strawberry Hill published in an edition of two thousand copies. This is the first printing, with 'Ilissus' at 8:17 and a comma after 'Swarm' at 16:19. This seems to be a presentation copy as an inscription partially trimmed appears to read: ?'Carolina Pery ex don. aucto.?" This is probably in the hand of the recipient. Hazen 1. Rothschild 1067. Hayward 174.

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        LAS SIETE PARTIDAS del Sabio Rey D. Alfonso el Nono, Copiadas de la Edicion de Salamanca del Ano de 1555.

      Joseph Thomas Lucas. 1757-1758, Valencia - First printed in 1491, it was revised, and corrected with commentary by Gregorio Lopez in 1555. This work is an extensive compilation of the laws of Spain collected in the 13th century and in force for hundreds of years. Palau 7097. 8vo. 8 volumes, bound in 6. Volume 8, the index volume, is dated 1757; all others 1758. With the two folding copper plates in Volume 4. Cont. limp vellum, an attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, 6 Blatt n. A.C. Seutter v. u. b. Tob. Con. Lotter,.

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, nach 1757, je ca. 19,5 x 26. Der Kartensatz in wunderbarer Erhaltung.. Enthält: Weltkarte, Afrika, Nordamerika, Südamerika, Asien und Europa, gest. v. Silbereisen und T.C. Lotter. Alle in herrlichem Altkolorit.

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        Vollständiges Lehrgebäude der ganzen Optik, oder der Sehe-, Spiegel- und Strahlbrech-Kunst, darinn die Gründe derselben Theoretisch und Practisch vorgetragen, die Verfertigung der Maschinen und Instrumente, die Zubereitung aller Arten von Spiegeln und Optischen Gläsern deutlich gelehret, auch der Gebrauch derselben bey den Experimenten gezeiget wird.

      Altona, Iversen, 1757.. (21 x 17 cm). (18) 772 (4) S. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 89 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 4 gefalteten Tabellen. Einfacher Lederband der Zeit.. Einzige Ausgabe dieses reich illustrierten und alle Bereiche umfassenden Kompendiums zur angewandten Optik. - Behandelt werden neben allen gebräuchlichen Apparaten und Instrumenten auch das Schleifen der Gläser, Anamorphosen, die Camera obscura und die Laterna magica. "Ein besonders umfangreiches Lehrbuch über die Optik verfasste Denecke (oder Denicke)... 1757... in Altona erschien... Von den Mikroskopen werden so ziemlich alle bis dahin allgemein bekannten Modelle besprochen, ebenso die wichtigsten Präparationsmethoden. Im 15... Kapitel sind die beliebtesten Untersuchungsobjecte aufgeführt, angefangen von dem strömenden Blut in Kapillaren über verschiedene Teile von Insekten, Spermatozoen, Infusorien und sonstige Kleinlebewesen, tierischen Parasiten, Kristallen bis hin zu Teilen von Pflanzen" (Gerlach, Geschichte der Mikroskopie). - Die Tafel XXIV ist "als überflüssig weggelassen worden" (Inhalt). - Vorsatz leicht fleckig und mit Eckausschnitt. Die letzten Tafeln mit wenigen kleinen Wurmlöchern, sonst innen nahezu fleckenfrei. Einband etwas fleckig, berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar

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        Obras del V.P.M.F. Luis de Granada del Sagrado Orden de Predicadores: dedicadas a la muy ilustre señora Marquesa del Sauce. Tomos IX, X y XII que contienen El symbolo de la fé. Nueva edición.

      Imprenta de Antonio Pérez de Soto 1757 - Buen estado. Cubierta fatigada.

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        Voyage Pittoresque de Paris

      1757. PARIS. Voyage Pittoresque de Paris; ou Indication de tout ce qu'il y a de plus beau dans cette grande Ville. By Antoine Nicholas Dezallier D'Argenville. x, [2], 375, 59 pp. Illustrated with a fine engraved frontispiece by J. Robert printed in red, and four engraved plates (of which two are folding). 12mo., 165 x 94 mm, bound in contemporary French sprinkled calf, spine gilt with small tools, board edges gilt, marbled endpapers, red edges. Paris: De Bure l'Aine, 1752. BOUND WITH: Table Alphabetique de toutes les Rues, Culs de Sacs, Passages, Quais, Ponts, Places publiques, &c. de la Ville & Faubourgs de Paris. xlv pp. Illustrated with a folding map of Paris. Paris: De Bure l'Aine, 1752. |~||~||~||~||~| Second Enlarged and First Illustrated Edition of this detailed guide to the painting, sculpture, and architecture of Paris, considerably augmented with the results of D'Argenville's continuing researches, here with the fine frontispiece executed by Jean Robert printed in red. Benezit recalls Robert's work thus: "Elève de J.C. Le Blon, dont il imita les procédés de gravures en couleurs à l'aide de quatre planches. Ses oeuvres sont remarquables." The present edition contains an extensive table of the artists discussed, in which the author has provided the artists' dates and their countries of origin, so far as could be determined; surely among the earliest attempts so to do. Also bound in the rear is a guide to the streets of Paris and an exceptionally detailed map, both of which appear to be unrecorded. Head and foot of spine slightly worn, internally fine.

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        A Journey into England

      1757. STRAWBERRY HILL PRESS. A Journey into England by Paul Hentzner In The Year M.D.XC.VIII. [4], x, 103, 103 pp. Title-page with engraved vingette. 8vo., 180 x 103 mm, bound in contemporary English mottled calf, gilt ornamental border tool on covers, spine gilt. [London]: Strawberry-Hill Press, 1757. First Edition. Variant without the dropped "9" on page 39 recto. Walpole was inspired to reprint the account of the German traveler Paul Hentzner (1558-1623) because of, in Walpole's own words, "the elegance of the [author's] Latin and the remarkable description of Queen Elizabeth." The fact that Hentzner also made contemporary observations of the gardens of Lord Burleigh at Theobalds and the gardens at Nonsuch were no less a reason for Walpole to select the text for one of his Strawberry Hill editions. The original Latin text and the English translation appear on facing pages. Hentzner set out from Brandenburg, Germany in 1597 on a three-year tour of Switzerland, France, England, and Italy. Upon his return he published an account in 1612 of his travels in Latin entitled: Itinerarium Germaniae, Galliae, Angliae, Italiae, cum Indice Locorum, Rerum atque Verborum. Walpole selected only those portions of Hentzner's Itinerarium that dealt with England and the author's observations of late Elizabethan culture. Some darkening of spine, else a fine copy. Hazen 2.

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        Desseins Des Edifices, Meubles, Habits, Machines, et Utenciles Des

      1757. CHAMBERS, William. Desseins des Edifices, Meubles, Habits, Machines, et Ustenciles des Chinois. Gravées sur les originaux dessinés à la chine par Mr. Chambers, architecte, membre de l'académie impériale des arts à Florence. Auxquels est ajoutée une description de leurs temples, de leurs maisons, de leurs jardins, &c. [8], 19, [1] pp. Illustrated with 21 engraved plates. Folio, 575 x 360 mm, bound in modern calf over marbled paper boards, maroon morocco spine label. London: J. Haberkorn, 1757.|~| |~||~||~||~| First Edition of Sir William Chambers' first book, which was "the first to examine Chinese buildings as architecture" (Eileen Harris). The present volume offers a more accurate account of Chambers' attitude toward Chinese gardening than his later Dissertation on Oriental Gardening, and is of significance in Chambers' theory of gardening in that it predates his Chinese garden designs at Kew. Blanche Henrey writes: "While in Canton, Chambers made some sketches of Chinese architecture and costume that were later engraved and published in 1757 in his first book, entitled Designs of Chinese buildings, furniture, dresses... The work includes an account 'On the art of laying out gardens among the Chinese' (pp. 14-19)." Harris claims that the section on gardening "attracted more attention than any other part of the Designs. It was reprinted in its entirety in the Gentleman's Magazine in May 1757. Edmund Burke considered it 'the best that has been written on the subject' and, as it corroborated the most controversial principle of his Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful - the relation between the sublime and the terrible - he published it in the first volume of his Annual Register in 1758." Although Chambers' Desseins received violent reactions from such persons as "Capability" Brown and Hogarth, its favorable influence on the Continent is well documented: George Louis Le Rouge devoted the entire fifth cahier of the celebrated Jardins Anglo-Chinois to the Desseins, and Johann Carl Krafft employed them in his Plans des Plus Beaux Jardins Pittoresques and Recueil d'Architecture Civil. There appeared an English edition of the Desseins issued in the same year with a different imprint, although no priority has been established. ESTC N050196. Harris 114. Brunet I, 1762. Colas 592. Henrey II, p. 515 (but not in her bibliography). Not in Bestermann, Lipperheide, Nissen, Pritzel, Plesch, or Hunt.

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        1. Drooping Shrub Xeranthemum. 2. Yellow African Shrub Trefoil. 3. Golden Cudweed. 4. Narrow leav'd Hebenstretia. 5. Yellow Occidental Cassia. 6. Three forked Santolina

      A Complete Body of Gardening., 1757.. Plate 41. Copper engraving. Early colour. Fine condition. Mounted size: 40 x 56cm. Size: 23 x 38 cm. (9 x 15 inches). Dr. John Hill, actor, dramatist, botanist doctor and prolific author was one of the more colourful figures of eighteenth century London. His 'Eden, or a Complete Body of Gardening', was one of the most beautiful illustrated botanical books of its time.

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        Le Fils Naturel, Ou Les Preuves De La Vertu, Comédie En Cinq Actes, Et En Prose

      First edition, rare. Tchemerzine IV, 447 Full Sheepskin marbled time. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title in red morocco. Caps threadbare. A dull corner. Pretty good copy. The play was a revolution at its first performance, the theater then entered a totally new era, not only from an aesthetic point of view and literary but also political and social. Diderot developed his theory of a theater based on natural feelings and real action in the next room interviews. They called it the birth of bourgeois drama. Fans will appreciate Diderot paticulièrement the preface and interviews where we find the style and shape of Diderot's Dream On alembert or that of Rameau's Nephew. S.n. [Prault Fils] A Amsterdam [Paris] 1757 In 8 (12x20cm) jx (1) 11-299p. relié

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        The Empire of Japan divided into seven provinces and subdivided into sixty-six kingdoms "L'Empire du Japon divisé en sept principales parties et subdivisé en soixante et six Royaumes , Par Sr Robert Géog ord du Roi avec privilege 1750

      Asia: Paris Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles et Didier. 1757. Copper engraved map of Japan by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy from "The Atlas Universel". Original outline colour ; verso blank. A first state dated 1750. One of the first maps to show the more correct North-east sweep of the islands and also is of interest for the dual-naming of the sea between Korea and Japan, here called Mer de Corée and Mer de Japon. Decorative title cartouche with vignettes of oriental landscapes. Dark impression; light toning; scattered spotting. Robert de Vaugondy Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688?"1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.1723?"1786), were leading cartographers in France during the 18th century. Gilles and Didier Robert De Vaugondy produced their maps and terrestrial globes working together as father and son. In some cases it is uncertain whether Gilles or Didier made a given map; Gilles often signed maps as M.Robert, while Didier commonly signed his maps as Robert de Vaugondy, or added fils or filio after his name. In 1757, Gilles and Didier Robert De Vaugondy published the "Atlas Universel, Par M. Robert Geographe ordinaire du Roy, et Par M. Robert De Vaugondy son fils Geographe ord. du Roy, et de S. M. Polonoise, Duc de Lorraine et de Bar, et Associe de L'Academie Royale des Sciences et belles Lettres de Nancy, Avec Privilege Du Roy, 1757. A Paris, Chez Les Auteurs ,Quay de l'Horloge du Palais, Boudet Libraire Imprimeur du Roi, rue St. Jacques. Grave par Ch. Baquoy. J. Oger Scripsit".one of the most important atlases of the 18th century. The Vaugondys employed strict standards for including maps in this atlas and in many cases subjected them to astronomically derived readings for latitude and longitude. Their frequent use of eighteenth century sources, often from the 1740s, provided their atlas with up-to-date information. While their preference was for maps that bad been surveyed in the field and maps published in the region itself, they did not hesitate to turn to older sources when more recent maps were found to be lacking. (Pedley, p. 61) To produce the atlas, the Vaugondys integrated older sources with more modern surveyed maps. They verified and corrected the latitude and longitude of many regional maps in the atlas with astronomical observations. The older material was revised with the addition of many new place names. In 1760, Didier Robert de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to Louis XV. The Robert de Vaugondys were descended from the Nicolas Sanson family through Sanson's grandson, Pierre Moulard-Sanson. From him, they inherited much of Sanson's cartographic material, which they combined with maps and plates acquired after Hubert Jaillot's death in 1712 to form the basis the Atlas Universel.Sources from the Dépôt de la Marine, the official French repository for maritime-related information, were used for their maps of Canada and South America. AOG, 100. Pedley, Belle et utile, 410 ; Campbell 65: OAG 100. Asia Japan

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        Observations sur les antiquités d'Herculanum; Avec quelques réflexions sur la peinture & la sculpture des anciens; & une courte description de plusieurs antiquités des environs de Naples.

      Par mm. Cochin & Bellicard. Second édition. Paris, Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1757. 12mo. xxxxi,+ (blank),+ 84 pp.+ 40 engr. plates, of which 6 are folding. Spotting, leaf 65-66 loose, the title with traces of removed owner's signature. Somewhat worn contemporary full calf, gilt spine with beige label, red marbled edges. Garcia 3098 note. Furchheim p. 17. Vinet 1715. This is the third edition and not the second as the title claims. The first was published in 1754 and the second in 1755. An English translation was published already in 1753, with only Bellicard given as author. With printed dedication to the marquis de Marigny. The "Observations" by the French architect Jérôme-Charles Bellicard (1726-86) and the famous engraver and connoisseur Charles-Nicolaus Cochin (1715-90) is an important book in the history of the excavations of Herculaneum. They visited Naples in 1750, on their Grand Tour 1749-51 together with Abel-François Poisson de Vandiéres, the marquis de Marigny (brother to madame de Pompadour), the architect Soufflot and abbé Le Blanche. Their book includes a description and a plan of the Basilica - the first published plan over Herculaneum, and a part plan of the theatre. Both these plans are based on sketches made in 1743 by Pierre Bardet de Villeneuve, head of the excavations during 1741-45, who took all his plans and drawings with him when he left Naples. The Royal ban in Naples against measurings and drawings at the excavations was intended to prevent publications like this one! The notebooks and drawings made by Bellicard during the journey are still preserved. Cochin also published a general guidebook to Italy and its art treasures

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        Correspondance de monsieur le marquis de Montalembert, étant employé par le roi de France à l'armée suédois, avec mr.

      le marquis d'Havrincour, ambassadeur de France à la cour de Suède, mr. le maréchal de Richelieu, les ministres du roi à Versailles, mm les généraux suédois & autres, &c. Pendant les campagnes de 1757, 58, 59, 60 & 61. Pour servir à l'histoire de la derniere guerre. 1-3. London, 1777. 8:o. (2),+ 511; (2),+ 354; (2),+ 271,+ (1) s. Enstaka småfläckar. Ljusbruna hfrbd från början av 1800-talet, guldornerade ryggar och grönmarmorerade pärmpapper. Från biblioteket på Biby. Del tre saknar ett preliminärblad. Setterwall 3081. Warmholtz 6417a. Delarna ett och två finns i olika tryckvarianter med varierande sidantal. Del ett har alternerade 511 sidor som här och tryckt i 8:o eller 640 i 12:o, och del två har som här 271 sidor i 8:o alternativt 779 sidor i 12:o! Första delen berör svensk historia, och innehåller brev och handlingar rörande svenska arméens operationer i Pommern 1757-58. Markis Marc-René de Montalembert (1714-1800) följde som fransk diplomat den svenska arméen under fälttåget och rapporterade hem till Frankrike. Warmholtz konstaterar att "Om en och annan i Sverige kanske gerna sedt, at Brefwäxlingen, rörande Pommerska Fälttågen, blifvit otrykt, lärer dock icke kunna nekas, at den uti wiktige Omständigheter, gifver mycken uplysning". Den andra delen behandlar ryska arméens operationer mot Preussen åren 1759-60, medan den tredje delen behandlar ön Ollerens befästande 1761, där Montalembert var befälhavare. Montalembert är annars mest känd för sitt stora verk om fortifikation i 11 volymer publicerat i Paris 1776-96. Sveriges deltagande i Sjuårskriget brukar kallas det Pommerska kriget, och varade mellan 1757 och 1762. Det gick ur svensk synpunkt inget vidare. Nils Palmstierna konstaterade i rådet att de svenska trupperna gick in i fiendernas land som rävar och ut som harar

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        The Life of Mr John Van, a Clergyman's Son, of Woody, in Hampshire. Being a series of many extraordinary events, and surprizing vicissitudes: in which are shewn, among a great number of singular and merry occurrences, his entrance into the Army as a trooper; his bravery against the rebels; his marriage with an heiress of eight hundred pounds a year, at St Ive's in Huntingdonshire; his conduct in high life; his favours from fortune, and reduction to poverty. Written by his friend and acquaintance, G.S. Green. 2 vols.

      Printed for Francis Noble and John Noble. [1757?] viii, 195, [1]pp ad. leaf; vii, (i) ad., 170pp, ad. leaf; 8vo. A near fine copy bound in contemp. calf, gilt ruled borders, raised & gilt banded spines, orig. red gilt labels; small expert repairs to heads of spines. Rare, ESTC T57440 records BL and Southampton in UK, and 5 copies in America (Beinecke, UCLA, Boston, Oberlin, Pennsylvania). Raven 411 (who dates this as 1757, though other sources suggest 1745-1750). Very little is known about George Smith Green, died 1762, who in two of his other works, 'The Parson's Parlour' [1756], and 'The Images of the Antients' [1758], describes himself as a 'tradesman of Oxford'. He published 3 poems, 2 plays, and this, by far his most substantial, and possibly partially autobiographical, work. It describes a young tradesman, a cheesemonger, who 'as he mightily loved plays ... engaged with a Company of young Gentlemen, that used to perform once a month for the entertainment of their friends ...' (and) 'meeting with the Books of Ben the Bricklayer (Ben Jonson), he found that Kings and Queens, and some other Folks, as good as Cheesmongers, had done the same a hundred years before'. It is a lively romp through life, and with its liberal use of dashes, italics, and false names (Mrs and Miss Beastly, Mr Bigbelly, Mrs Strong, Counsellor Somebody, Mrs Swallow, Dr Bentivoglia, a critic of Ale), brings to mind the work of Sterne, whose Tristram Shandy first started to appear two years later in 1759. In fact he appears to be trying to set a different style for his writing, and in chapter VI 'the deviations of authors' states 'If I have not been out of the way already, I beg leave to be so in the next chapter, though not in the manner of other modern biographies, who pretend to write the history of one man or one woman; and they give you a pack of stories of twenty different people, that have nothing to do with the main design ... but I shall stick to my text, and only wander in my mode, to avoid those disagreeable choruses, said I, and said they, &c &c that take up a quarter of a story'.

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