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        The British Customs: Containing an Historical and Practical Account

      1757. Adam Smith Owned a Copy Saxby, Henry. The British Customs: Containing an Historical and Practical Account of Each Branch of That Revenue; The Rates of Merchandize, As Settled by the 12th of Car. II. cap. 4. and 11 Geo. I. cap. 7, &c. With the Net Duties Payable in All Circumstances of Goods Imported, Exported, Or Brought Coastwise, And the Net Drawbacks to be Repaid on Due Exportation: As Also, The Bounties Payable Out of Customs. With an Index to the Whole; In Which All the Laws Now in Force Relating to the Customs, To the 29th of Geo. II. Inclusive, Are Abridged and Digested Under Proper Heads, Alphabetically. Continued by Appendix to the End of the Session of the 30th of Geo. II. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1757. xviii, 654 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, gilt rules to boards, raised bands to spine, which is varnished. Moderate rubbing and a few scuffs to extremities, corners bumped, joints just starting at ends, hinges cracked. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, offsetting to margins of endleaves, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. * Only edition. Written by a customs officer, this handbook is a valuable source of information regarding customs and excise duties in Great Britain and her colonies, the organization of Great Britain's colonial system and its economic policy with other nations. Adam Smith owned a well-thumbed copy and cited it in An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature 9269 (Adam Smith's Copy). English Short-Title Catalogue T149820.

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        Memorie per servire alla storia della casa di Brandeburgo : Continuate fino a tutto l'anno 1756

      Lucca : Vincenzo Giuntini, 1757, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionGood copy bound in contemporary paper-covered boards. Spine title in ms, with small ms inscription to front panel. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and worn as with age, with small nicks to the spine (probable cord binding marks.) Rough-trimmed page edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages; Description: xi, 333p. 20cm. Subjects: Casa di Brandeburgo -- House of Brandenburg -- History -- until 1756. Language: Italian. Includes "Indice delle vite de personaggi contenute in queste memorie" and "Errori Correzioni" in final 3 leaves.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. T.C. Lotter n. M. Seutter b. ( I.M. Probst ), "Delineatio Pagi Tigurini ... Dominium Sax et Forstek ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, nach 1757, 49 x 58. Sandler kennt diese Ausgabe bei Probst, einem der Erben Seutters, nicht. Vergleiche aber S. 8, Nr. 55. - Links oben kleine Titelkartusche, rechts große Wappenkartusche mit den Wappen der 36 Vogteien. Links unten kleine Nebenkarte von Sax und Forstek. - Unterer Rand verstärkt, Bugfalte restauriert.

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        TRATTATO DELLA MISURA DELLE FABBRICHE. Nel quale oltre la misura di tutte le superficie comuni si dà ancora la misura di tutte le specie di Volte, o d'ogni specie di solido, che possa occorrere nella misura di esse.

      Appresso Giambattista Recurti 1757 Prima edizione. "Con un'Appendice del modo di misurare le capacità delle Vasche, Legnaj, Fenili, Grani, ec. Ed in fine alcune memorie levate dalla Storia della Reale Accademia di Parigi, e tradotte dal Francese attinenti alla misura delle Volte, ad estinguere gl'incendj, misurare le Botti, ed altri simili aderenti alle Fabbriche". Cm.18,4x10,9. Pg.XXXII, 280, (2). Legatura in mz.pergamena con spellature ai piatti marmorizzati. Tassello con titoli e fregi decorativi impressi in oro al dorso. Minima mancanza all'angolo superiore esterno del piatto anteriore. Ritratto dell'Autore inciso in ovale da J.Magnini, collocato al termine della numerazione romana. L'Opera è adorna di 38 incisioni calcografiche a piena pagina, l'ultima delle quali, in grande formato, con lieve strappo. Ulteriore incisione collocata all'antiporta. Giuseppe Francesco Antonio Alberti (Bologna, 1705 - 1768) si dedicò a studi di matematica, agrimensura, architettura e idraulica, approfondendo soprattutto la geometria pratica. Tra il 1756 e il 1758 operò come perito agronomo a Bagnacavallo, e in età avanzata si trasferì a Perugia, ove cessò di vivere. Oltre al presente testo, le sue opere principali sono "I giuochi aritmetici, fatti arcani palesati" (Bologna, 1747), "Istruzioni pratiche per l'ingegnero civile" (Venezia, 1748), "La pirotechnia, o sia trattato de' fuochi d'artificio" (Venezia, 1749). "Trattato d'aritmetica pratica" (Venezia, 1752), "Istruzioni pratiche per il rinnovamento dei catasti" (Faenza, 1754). Nel presente trattato espone una serie di metodi pratici di grande utilità per gli architetti del tempo.

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        Reveries or Memoirs upon the Art of War

      London: J. Nourse, at the Lamb, 1757. 1st. Hard Cover. Good. First Edition in English. 4to (8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches) full original calf, professionally rebacked, false spine bands, maroon leather spine label, gilt printing, pp. x, 195, (1) page advertisements for other books by the publisher, 40 copper plates on 34 pages. Good copy, top inch of title page trimmed without loss of text, some edge wear to binding, former owner's name inside front cover.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. Translated from the French. This is the first edition in English of a classic military work by one of the world's most famous soldiers. Observing that the art of war is a science with no certainties or absolutes, Saxe (1696-1750) divides his book into two parts, the first examining the raising, feeding, clothing, exercising, paying, encamping, and moving of an army and its various parts, and the second covering the sublime or strategic aspect of combat, including attack and defense in various terrains, how to interpret the signs of enemy plans, and so on.The last chapter contains the author's reflections on the propagation of the human species. overall a Very Good copy of this fairly important classic on 18th century warfare. Of noble birth, headstrong, and given to excess, Saxe served in the military from the age of 12 in various wars, including under Peter the Great against the Swedes. He gained international fame by his surprise capture of Prague in 1741 during the War of Austrian Succession, for which he was made Marshall of France. He was given independent command in the Netherlands, and his several successes there were due in large part to his strategy and leadership, and this despite being carried about, as dropsy made it impossible for him to sit on horseback. The translator here had a distinguished career as a soldier. Sir William Fawcett (1728-1804) enlisted as an ensign during the rebellion of 1745, resigned his commission to seek active duty in 1748, studied military tactics and discipline in Europe, and worked his way up through the ranks until in 1796 he was made full General and was considered the most important officer in the army. In all, Fawcett, whose various assignments included the hiring of mercenary troops to fight in the American.

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        Vie d'erasme, dans laquelle on trouvera l'histoire de plusieurs hommes célèbres avec lesquels il a été en liaison, l'analyse critique de ses ouvrages, & l'examen impartial de ses sentimens en matière de religion.

      De Bure 1757 - 2 volumes in-12 plein veau glacé havane, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, tranches rouges. Trés bel exemplaire. philosophie littérature religion [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iustini Historiae Philippicae ex recensione Iohannis Georgii Graevii cum eiusdem et Ioh. Frider Gronovii animadversionibus.

      . Additus est praeter prologos historiarum philippicarum trogi et excerptiones chronologicas Iacobi Bongarsii Libellus variarum lectionum eum epistola Segim Frider. Dresigii superlocis qvibusdam iustineis curante Ioh. Frider. Fischero. Lipsiae: in Libraria Veidmania 1757. With copperengraved frontispiece. LXII + 708 + 180 pp. Nice contemporary full leather with coloured label and richly gilt on spine..

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        Das Litaneyen-Büchlein nach der bey den Brüdern dermalen hauptsächlich gewöhnlichen Singe-Weise von neuem revidirt, und in dieser bequemen Form ausgegeben von den Cantore Fratrum Ordinario. Vierte Edition.

      . Barby 1757. 12mo. Titlepage printed in red and black. (8) + 312 + 12 + (16) pp. Contemporary full calf. Names on flyleaf and first paste-down..

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        Carte des Grandes Routes d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande

      Atlas Universel., 1757.. Map of the major roads of England, Scotland and Ireland. Copper engraving. Later colouring. Fine condition Size: 57.7 x 47.2 cm. (22½ x 18½ inches) An unusual map of Great Britain showing the major roads and divided into the old provinces

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        OPUS DE THEOLOGICIS DOGMATIBUS NUNC PRIMUM SEPTEM VOLUMINIBUS COMPREHENSUUM, IN MELIOREM ORDINEM REDACTUM AUCTORIS IPSIUS VITA, AC LIBRIS QUIBUSDAM NUMQUAM IN HOC OPERE EDITIS LOCUPLETATUM

      VENETIIS: EX TYPOGRAPHIAM REMONDINIANA, 1757. In folio. Dim. 40x25 cm. Pp. XLIII+446, XII+271, VII+1(n.n.)+218, XVI+446, XX+428, XII+316, 4 (n.n.)+350. Bella edizione Remondini del 1757 di questa importante opera dello studioso gesuita francese Denys Petau (1583-1652). Petau ebbe molta influenza nella prima parte del XVII secolo. Questa opera è la sua più importante e rappresenta uno dei primi tentativi sistematici di approccio storico ai dogmi della Chiesa. L'opera è formata da sette volumi ed è completa. Tra gli argomenti trattati: Dio unico; Santissima Trinità; Angeli; gerarchia ecclesiastica, penitenza pubblica, preparazione alla comunione; incarnazione del verbo. Alla fine della seconda parte del secondo tomo una parte dedicata alla storia di Fotino di Sirmio, condannato come eretico. Frontespizio rosso e nero in ogni volume. Ritratto di Petau in antiporta, belle vignette al frontespizio, e finalini all'interno dell'opera. Esemplare collazionato. Copertina in piena pergamena coeva. In buone condizioni. Copertina in peina pergamena coeva con titolo in oro al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure e parti mancanti ai margini e dorso; qualche segno di tarlo. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture; qualche lieve gora d'umidità marginali ai volumi. Pagina 185 del primo tomo strappata in diverse parti con perdita di testo. Errore di legatura all'ultimo tomo da pag. 233 a 240 legate tra pag. 248 e 249. Beautiful Remondini edition of 1757 of this important work by the scholar french jesuit Denys Petau (1583-1652). Petau had a great influence in the early XVII century. This is his most important work and represents one of the first systematic attempts of historical approach to chruch dogmas. The work is made up of seven volumes and it is complete. Among the issues treated: God; Very Hole Trinity; Angels; ecclesiastic gerarchy, public penitence, preparation to communion; incarnation of verb. At the end of the second part of the second tome a part dedicated to the history of Fotino di Sirmio, condamned as heretic. Black and red title page in each volume. Portrait of Petau in the frontspice, beautiful vignettes in the title page, and vignettes inside the work. Collationed copy. Full parchment coeval cover. In good conditions. Full parchment coeval cover with golden title in the spine in good general conditions slightly worn with missing parts in the edges and spine; some worming. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings; some slight humidity stains in the edges of the volumes. Page 185 of the first tome is teared in different parts with loss of text. Faults of binding in the last tome from pag. 233 until 240 bound among pag. 248 and 249.

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        Leerzaame ZINNEBEELDEN... with VERVOLG DER LEERZAAME ZINNEBEELDEBN .. (and) SPIEGEL der BOETVAARDIGHEID en GENADE & Stichtelyke GEZANGEN

      Haarlem: Jan Bosch 2nd editions, 1757, 1758. Hardcover. Very Good. Copperplate engravings 85 of 88 comprising One (of two) repeated frontis. + 2 TP Vignettes + 82(of 84) engravings depicting Trades, Recreations, Commerce & Navigation, Domestic & Street scenes, etc. by Vincent vander Vinne Small quarto, 197x156mm, red spined boards (gilt titling of spine faded and nearly illegible, hinges rubbed, tips sl.worn but neat and sound); (x)+218(of 220)+(iv);(4)+xii+142 (of 144)+90(recte 98)pgs; The 4 missing leaves supplied in good facsimiles (comprising half TP with explication of frontis on its back + The frontis which is repeated in Part 2 + 2 leaves with text and an emblem on each). Minor edge browning. Two works bound together, the first edition consisted only of Part I with 50 emblems. The emblems are nearly full page having a caption and number above and a few lines of moral below and are detailed and lively scenes of life in 18th century Holland. The 4 plates of The Spiegel are printed on one side only (versos blank) and numbers repeating that of the facing page. *The illustrations show children, street scenes, household occupations, trades, astronomers, watching naval battles from shore, exploring foreign lands and meeting Africans, making cider, having hunting accidents etc. (Landwehr 759 & 760; Praz p.502).

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        The British Lion Torn to Pieces by Asses.

      London c 1757 - Broadside, oblong folio, engraved, smallpart with original hand colouring, laid down on semi stiff card. An exceedingly rare Satire on the parlous state of British Foreign Policy. Mention is made of the loss of Minorca (lost to the French on March 14th 1757), and the Treaty of Prussia amongst other mentions. The hand colouring in red is meant to show the British Lion bleeding. Exceedingly rare. Not listed in the British Museum on line Catalogue. No copy traced.

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        Histoire héroïque et universelle de la Noblesse de Provence

      chez la Veuve Girard 1757 - Avignon, chez la Veuve Girard, 1757-1759. 2 volumes in-4° (25 x 18,5 cm) - Bien complet de son frontispice grave et de ses 8 planches gravees depliantes. En reliure d epoque 1er volume / 3 feuillets (faux-titre, titre, frontispice grave et Epitre a Nosseigneurs les Syndics et Commissaires de la Noblesse de Provence), XIVpp (Preface) - 549 pages pour le premier tome Etat interieur du 1er volume : interieur tres frais. Quelques pages un peu roussies, une petite dechirure sur 3 cm de la derniere planche. Reliure du 1er volume : tres belle reliure XVIIIe siecle. Identique à celle du second volume. Petits manques de cuir aux coins, reliure legerement frotte mais surtout tres seche. Planches gravees du 1er volume : bien complet du frontispice grave (marge du bas un peu courte) et des quatre planches depliantes, à savoir : les 3 planches depliantes de blasons graves (numerotees de 1 a 3) et de la planche depliante « Armorial des familles de Provence suivant l Histoire de Provence de Mr de Vertot tire des preuves de chevallerie de XIV cartiers de noblesse reçues dans l ordre militaire et souverain de Malte » 2e volume / comprenant « Supplement, additions et corrections » : 3 feuillets (faux-titre, titre, 608 pages (dont 540 pages pour le 2e volume + pp541 à 602 correspondant au Supplement + 6 pages de table) + 5 pages (numerotees à nouveau de 603 à 607) concernant des ajouts de familles qui « meritent d y trouver place ». Etat interieur du 2e volume : intérieur très fais. Quelques pages un peu roussies, une petite dechirure sur 3 cm de la derniere planche. Reliure du 2e volume : Identique à celle du premier volume. Petits manques de cuir, reliure frottee mais surtout tres seche. Coiffe supérieure arasee et petit manque à la coiffe inferieure. Mais reliure bien solide et qui demeure agreable car bien contemporaine à l ouvrage. Planches gravees du 2e volume : 4 planches gravees depliantes, a savoir : les 3 planches depliantes de blasons graves (numérotes de 4 à 6) et la planche depliante intitulee « Armorial des personnages illustres des familles de Provence qui ont occupe les hautes dignite du royaume de France et les places episcopales de Provence dedie à Messeigneurs les sindycs et commissaires possedants fiefs du corps de la noblesse elus parmi les membre du même corps dans son assemblee generale tenue à Aix le 3e juin 1754 » Notes manuscrites : le propriétaire de l ouvrage au XVIIIe s. a note sur la table des deux volumes les seigneuries/noms de terre attachees à chacune des familles citees. Sur chaque page du faux titre, il a noté : volume 1 « ce livre a un supplement in-4 publie en 1767 très rare », volume 2 « ce livre a un supplement un-4 publié en 1767 dont j ai un exemplaire broche devenu rare ». L ouvrage d Artefeuil dont nous presentons l edition originale a ete publie en 1757-1759. Il a par la suite eu un supplement edite en 1767. L edition originale ayant ete imprimee en petit nombre, l ouvrage fut reimprime avec des corrections en 1776-1786 en trois volumes (avec un volume de supplement). Un second supplement fut publie vers 1787. Notre exemplaire constitue l intégralite de l edition originale de 1757-59, tres recherchee. Elle a ensuite amene la diffusion par M. de Barcillon de Mauvans d un Critique du Nobiliaire de Provence qui circula sous le manteau. Exceptionnel ouvrage en edition originale et en RELIURE D EPOQUE BIEN COMPLET de son beau frontispice grave ainsi que de ses sept belles blanches depliantes d armoiries gravees. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A scarce colonial New York 1/2 Penny Red revenue stamp affixed to a 1757 issue of the New-York Mercury

      "The December 12, 1757 issue of New-York Mercury (New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, at the Bible & Crown in Hanover-Square), 4 pages, 10"" x 15.5"", featuring on the front page, a deep, dark red 1/2 penny revenue stamp issued by the colony of New York (Scott Catalog #RM9). Folds only marginally affect the very dark red stamp affixed at the center of the page, marginal chips and tears not affecting text, light soling, else very good. New York and Massachusetts were the only American colonies to issue tax stamps. A similar revenue measure, passed by Parliament in 1765, met with enormous resistance in the American colonies and triggered the start of the American Revolution."

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        Medical Observations and Inquiries, Vol. I -VI [6 volumes]

      Published by William Johnston 1757-84, London - , 6 uniform volumes each with folidng plates, vol 1 has 5 plates, vol 2 has 4 plates, vol 3 has 6 plates, vol 4 has 4 plates, vol 5 has 7 plates, and vol 6 has 3 plates, Vol 2 includes the first surgical paper from the colonies by John Bard (New York surgeon) of an operation in which he successfully removed a partially decomposed foetus from an abdominal tumour of a young woman, who survived the procedure First Edition , joints cracked but boards holding on five of the volumes, volume 6 has detached boards and is cracked down spine so textblock split in two, spines scuffed and with some labels missing, owner's name at front, some pieces missing at upper edges of front free endpaper and title pages, textblocks and plates are complete, some light spotting to plates, the books are in just good condition , full speckled calf with gilt titles on spines, raised bands, gilt decorated compartments Octavo, 21 x 14 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Designs in Architecture, Containing New Plans and Elevations of Houses, for General Use. With a Great Variety of Sections of Rooms; from a Common Room, to the Most Grand and Magnificent. Their Decorations, Viz. Bases, Surbases, Architraves , Freezes, and Cornices, Properly Inriched with Foliages, Frets and Flowers, in a New and Grand Taste. With Margins and Mouldings for the Panelling. All Large Enough for Practice. To Which Are Added, Curious Designs of Stone and Timber Bridges

      London: Printed for and Sold by the Author. 1757. First Edition. Hardcover. In two volumes. vi, 8pp + sixty engraved plates; iv, 12pp + sixty-five engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, morocco labels lettered in gold on the spines. Bookplates on the front pastedown endpapers. Spines rebacked (probably in the 19th Century), small repair to the spine of volume one, leather dried and worn, some light offsetting and foxing. Overall, a very good set. ; Folio .

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        "Fraischlicher Bezirck der Fraenckischen Vestung und Nürnbergischen Pfleg Amts Liechtenau im alten Nordgau gelegen".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von T.C. Lotter nach Pfinzing, nach 1757, 60 x 54 cm.. Vgl. Cartographia Bavariae, K 2, 18. - Die detaillierte Bezirkskarte zeigt den Lauf der Rednitz von Rutzendorf im Osten bis Kirschendorf im Westen, und das Gebiet von Wolframs-Eschenbach im Süden bis Petersaurach im Norden. - Lotter fertigte diese Karte nach der berühmten, vierteiligen Karte von Paul Pfinzing aus dem Jahre 1592 an. - Die Orte sind als kleine Vogelschauansichten eingezeichnet. Mit Titelkartusche unten rechts und Erklärungen oben links. - Wie üblich mit knappem Rändchen. Schönes Altkolorit.

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        Lehensurkunde für Mathias Martin Mayr aus Hall.

      Innsbruck, 10. XII. 1757. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Qu.-gr.-Folio (293:456 mm). Mit drei papiergedeckten Siegeln. Lehensurkunde für ein "ober der Haller Prüggen in Volderer Wald Landgerichts Sonnenburg" gelegenes Grundstück; mit eh. U. der Grafen Joseph Trapp und Leopold Künigl sowie zwei weiteren Unterschriften. - Etwas angestaubt und fleckig.

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        "Fraischlicher Bezirck der Fraenckischen Vestung und Nürnbergischen Pfleg Amts Liechtenau im alten Nordgau gelegen". Detaillierte Bezirkskarte.

      . Kupferstich von (T.C. Lotter) nach Pfinzing, nach 1757, 60 x 53,5 cm.. Vgl. Cartographia Bavariae, K 2, 18. - Zeigt den Lauf der Rednitz von Rutzendorf im Osten bis Kirschendorf im Westen, und das Gebiet von Wolframs-Eschenbach im Süden bis Petersaurach im Norden. - Lotter fertigte diese Karte nach der berühmten, vierteiligen Karte von Paul Pfinzing aus dem Jahre 1592 an. - Die Orte sind als kleine Vogelschauansichten eingezeichnet. Mit Titelkartusche unten rechts und Erklärungen oben links. - Mit geglätteten Faltspuren.

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        An estimate of the manners and principles of the times / By the author of Essays on the characteristics, &c.

      London : Printed for L. Davis, and C. Reymers, in Holborn; printers to the Royal Society, 1757, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Third EditionVery good copy bound with the original (i.e. contemporary) aniline calf panels. Rebacked with a matching leather spine and gilt-blocked leather spine label. Raised bands. Panel edges are slightly dulled and rubbed as with age. Small corner tear with minor loss to the ffep. Pages very bright and clean, considering the age of the book, with just some minor dust toning evident to the prelims and scattered around the margins. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 221 pages; Physical description: 221p. ; 20cm. Subjects: Virtues -- Conduct of life -- Manners and customs -- Principle (Philosophy) -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Title page printed in red and black. Text ornamented with woodcut head- and tail-pieces. With a final advertisement leaf. "Part I. A delineation of the ruling manners and principles", "Part II. Of the public effects of these manners and principles and "Part III. Of the sources of these manners and principles" -- each have divisional half-t.p. with head- and tail-piece on leaves B1r, E7r and K6r respectively; pagination and register continuous throughout.

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        A Guide to the Knowledge of the Rights and Privileges of Englishmen

      1757. Classic Statement Of English Liberties and Whig Ideology [Somers, John Barton, Baron (1651-1716)]. A Guide to the Knowledge of the Rights and Privileges of Englishmen. Containing, I. Magna Charta, with Remarks Thereon; II. The Bishops Curses; III. The Habeas Corpus Act; IV. The Bill of Rights; and, V. The Act Settlement: With an Exhortation to the Christian and Independent Clergy, the Gentry, Freeholders, and Other Electors of Members to Serve in Parliament. To Which is Added, The Security of Englishmens Lives: Or, The Trust, Power, and Duty of the Grand Juries of England. London: Printed for J. Scott, 1757. ix, [1], 254 pp. Includes one-page publisher list. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules and corner fleurons to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, some offsetting to margins of title page and following leaf. Early owner initials to head of p. iii, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * First edition (of this anonymously edited imprint). Somers, a barrister of the Middle Temple, was Lord Chancellor of England. First published in 1681, his The Security of Englishmen's Lives (1681) is an important tract on juries and one's right to a jury trial. Attributed sometimes to John Dunton and Daniel Defoe, it went through numerous editions and was usually printed with the text of Magna Carta and other foundational documents of English liberty. (This is one of several variants.) Classic statements of Whig ideology, many copies were eagerly consumed in the American colonies on the eve of the Revolution. OCLC locates 9 copies in North American Law Libraries. English Short-Title Catalogue T61073.

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        Atlas universel

      the authors and boudet 1757 In - folio, su carta forte, legatura coeva in pelle con tassello e titolo in oro al dorso, tagli in rosso; le tavole hanno i confini colorati d?epoca e il titolo a inchiostro sul verso (original coloured outline and with original title stencilled on verso), in fine l?Indice manoscritto coevo delle 103 tavole. Frontespizio calcografico inciso da Ch. Banquoy. Esemplare in buone condizioni. Prima edizione e prima tiratura di questo importante atlante francese del Settecento, in cui grande parte è riservata, subito dopo l?Europa, alle Americhe, l?America settentrionale, il Canada (nouvelle France), le colonie di Virginia, Maryland e Pensilvania, l?America meridionale e le isole Antille SAnto Domingo MArtinica, la lontana Asia, Cina e Giappone, l?Africa, Egitto, Le Indie orientali. De Vaugondy padre e figlio lavorarono su questo Atlante dl mondo, discendenti di una importante famiglia francese di cartografi.

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        Anweisung zur Krieges-Bau-Kunst worinnen die Beschaffenheit und Anlegung, wie auch der Angriff und die Vertheidigung der Festungen, Schantzen und Linien, vermittelst 22. hierzu dienlicher Kupfer-Tafeln, nach Theorie und Praxis abgehandelt wird

      Berlin, Winter 1757.. Mit Holzschnitt-Titelvignette und 22 gefalteten Kupfertafeln sowie 1 gefalteten Tabelle. XXXII, 479 (recte 477) S. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Jähns 2762; Jordan 1567. - Die Tabelle mit dem Titel: ?"Neuer Etat oder Tabelle der gesammten Armee Sr. Königl. Majestät in Pohlen, und Churfürstl. Durchlaucht zu Sachsen, vom Jahr 1752. den 1 Jan.?" - Seltenes Werk zur Fortifikation mit entsprechenden Kupfertafeln. - Etwas berieben und beschabt. Tafeln vereinzelt mit kleiner Knickspur, sonst schönes Exemplar.

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        Proceedings on the Trial of Captain G[ambier] . . . for Crim. Con. with Ad[miral] K[nowle's] Lady; Which was tried in the Court of King's Bench . . . When One Thousand Pounds Damages were given to the Plaintiff. With an Introductory Preface

      London: Printed for H. Owen, at the Britannia Printing-Office [etc.], 1757. Modern blue wraps, worn, some chips and tears, but all text legible, a fragile but untrimmed, unsophisticated survival; 56 pages The rare first edition of a sensational criminal conversation trial before Lord Mansfield, the defendant "gain[ing] notoriety" (and recently called "the penurious old reptile") for his dalliance with the Admiral's wife; no copy in ESTC in the UK

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        1. Short thick leav'd Aloe 2. Long fruited Trichosanthes 3. Great Snapdragon 4 American Euonymouse 5. Strip'd Amaryllis 6. Vitex Plate 11.

      A Complete Body of Gardening. 1757. - Copper engraving. Early colour. Size: 23 x 39 cm. (9 x 15½ inches). Some showthrough of text from verso. Very good condition. 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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        Histoire generale des Voïages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voïages par mer et par terre, Qui ont été publiées jusqu`à présent dans les différentes Langues des toutes les Nations connues.,

      Paris, Didot 1757 f. - Bde. 50 - 54 (v. 80). Insg. 5 Bde. kl.-8°. Mit 8 (v. ?) Kupfertaf. (dav. 1 gefalt.) u. 1 gefalt. Tab. Kalbslederbde. d. Zt. m. Rückensch., reicher Rückengoldpräg., Stehkantenvergold. - (Histoire générale des Voïages, Depuis le commencement du XVe. Siècle) Sabin 65403; Cox I, 33; Graesse V, 440 - Bd. 50: Suite de la Conquête de Perou; Bd. 51: Suite de Descriptions des Provinces de l`Amerique Meridionale; Bd. 52: Suite de la Description du Perou; Bd. 53: Continuation des Voiages, des Découvertes & des Etablissemens dans l`Amérique Méridionale; Bd. 54: Continuation de Voïages, des Découvertes & des Etablissemens dans l`Amérique Méridionale. - Die Kupfer zeigen die Niagarafälle, Indianer, Tiere, Schiffe etc. Gewicht in Gramm: 3000

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        Six Sonatas for two German Flutes or Violins [Subtitle]: with a thorough Bass for the Harpsicord or Violoncello Compos'd by Sigr. Giovanni Agrell &c. Opera Terza. [Parts]

      London: Walsh. [1757]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-12; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-10; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-10 pp. Engraved. With the signature of "Stackhouse" to upper margin of title to each part. Very slightly soiled. In very good, crisp and clean condition overall. . First Edition. Rare. Smith & Humphries 3. BUC p. 9. RISM A428 (3 copies, none in the U.S.). A Swedish composer, violinist and harpsichordist, "Agrell's works divide into two categories: the vocal music, occasional and commissioned, much appreciated in his day, but now lost; and his many instrumental works, most of which were published during Agrell's lifetime, sometimes on their own, sometimes in anthologies... Agrell's reputation as one of the leading proponents of the emerging symphony led Antonio Vivaldi to ask him to contribute to a concert of ‘modern musicÂ’ in Amsterdam in 1739." Grove online

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        A MEMORIAL CONTAINING A SUMMARY VIEW OF FACTS, WITH THEIR AUTHORITIES. IN ANSWER TO THE OBSERVATIONS SENT BY THE ENGLISH MINISTRY TO THE COURTS OF EUROPE

      New York: Printed and Sold by Hugh Gaine, 1757.. iv,190pp. 20th-century half morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Bookplate on front and rear pastedown. Titlepage silked, minor wear and soiling, a few minute losses, not affecting text. Minor foxing and toning to text. Very good. The Thomas W. Streeter copy. One of two 1757 American printings of Moreau's MEMOIRE..., originally published in French in 1756. The Hugh Gaine edition is actually one of three imprints that appeared in the American colonies in 1757, two in New York and one in Philadelphia. The two New York printings (the other was issued by Parker & Weyman) contain the same pagination, implying that the two share the same printing of the text, with different titlepages. Neither Evans nor anyone else has ascribed priority to any of these first American printings. All are very rare. The text contains the first American printing of George Washington's journal of his first, disastrous military expedition to confront the French on the Ohio in 1753-54. Upon their victory over Washington's troops at Fort Necessity, the French seized Washington's journal of the expedition, Braddock's instructions to Washington, and the former's letters to the British Ministry. These papers were sent to France without delay. They were printed and sent to every court in Europe, offering evidence to support the French claim that Washington was on a deliberately provocative mission. Also included are a number of papers relating to the mounting Anglo-French tension in North America in the decade following the peace settlement of 1745 which led to the confrontation in the Ohio country. The memoir also contains a survey of the alleged French rights to the region west of the Alleghenies. Washington is severely criticized for his conduct, especially in causing the death of the French commander, Jumonville. The work is an essential one for understanding the causes of the French and Indian War. Streeter quotes Lawrence Wroth, in his JCB Library Report of 1945-46, as calling this memoir "One of the most important documents in American colonial history." The Brinley copy of this printing brought $20, a goodly sum in 1878. SABIN 47512. HOWES M787, "b." EVANS 7896. NAIP w038531. WROTH AMERICAN BOOKSHELF, pp.22, 40 (refs). BRINLEY SALE 242 ("rare"). STREETER SALE 1020 (this copy).

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        DICTIONNAIRE GENEALOGIQUE HERALDIQUE CHRONOLOGIQUE ET HISTORIQUE, contenant l'origine & l'état actuel des premières maisons de France, des maisons souveraines & principales de l'Europe. 7 vol.

      Duchesne 1757 - A Paris, chez Duchesne, 1757-1765. Edition originale. COMPLET en 7 volumes in-8, rel. de l'époque plein veau fauve raciné, dos lisse orné de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, roulettes dorées sur les coupes, tranches marbrées. Les tomes 1 à 3 (XL-576 pp-2 ff ; 648 pp-6 ff ; 500 pp-CLXXXIV) renferment le corpus alphabétique complet de A à Z (A-C, D-O, P-Z) ; Les tomes 4 à 6 parus en 1761 (XVI-759 pp ; 808 pp ; 740 pp) forment le Supplément, également alphabétique, de A à Z, et comportent un important index des noms. 7e vol. (XII-559 pp) : cet ensemble est bien complet du volume du second Supplément (qui manque très souvent), paru seulement en 1765. "Le Dictionnaire Généalogique, publié par La Chesnaye-Desbois de 1757 à 1765 peut être regardé comme une première édition du Dictionnaire de la Noblesse". - Reliure solide mais frottée, coins émoussés ; Petite fente à la charnière du vol. 1 au niveau de la coiffe de tête ; traces sombres sur plats des vol. 1, 3, 4, 6 et 7, quelques épidermures. Coiffes très émoussées aux vol. 1, 4, 7. Quelques traces de mouillure sur certaines pages et petits trous de vers en marge du papier (premières ou dernières pages) sur le vol. 1, 4 et 7. Pâles rousseurs sur certaines pages. Pas d'annotations ou de pages manquantes. Un assez bon exemplaire de cet exemplaire bien complet du Dictionnaire généalogique. ** Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1757-1765. First Edition. A COMPLETE SET in 7 8vo volumes with the 4 vol. of "Supplement". Bound in contemporary full calf. Red leather labels to spine, with raised bands and compartments tooled in gilt. This french dictionnary issued by La Chesnaye-Desbois from 1757 to 1765 can be considered as the first Dictionnary of Nobility ever made". - Binding is worn, corners bumped, some surface wear and dark marks evident to boards of vol. 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7, spine ends partly missing on vol. 1, 4, 7. Damp stains and tiny worm holes (on marging of the first or last pages in vol. 1, 4 & 7). Some pale foxing on some pages. Overall, a copy with flaws but in a rather well preserved condition. - Poids livres : 3,8 kg [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New History of the East-Indies, Ancient and Modern in Two Volumes.

      London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1757. 2 Volumes. First Edition. Rebound in full leather. Fine condition. Vol I Containing the Chronography, Natural History, Religion, Government, Manners and Customs, Revolutions, &c of Those Countries. Vol II containing an Essay Towards a History of the Commerce of the several Nations of Europe to the East-Indies.Shewing the Rise, Progress, and Present State of that traffic; as carried on by the English, Dutch, French, Portugueze, Swedes, and Danes; from the first discovery of a new Route to the Indies, round the Cape of Good Hope, to the Present Time.

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        Plan de la Ville de Berlin. Capitale de L'Electorat de Brandebourg et la Residence ordinaire du Roi de Prusse ...

      . Kupferstich n. Schmettau b. Neaulm in Berlin und Amsterdam, dat. 1757, 51 x 71,8. Schulz, die ältesten Stadtpläne, Nr. 71 und Abb. S. 148; Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 95. - Exakter, verkleinerter Nachstich des 1. Zustands des Plans von Schmettau, aber ohne die Ansichten. Dafür zu beiden Seiten des Plans eine zweispaltige ausführliche Legende, die fast alle bei Schmettau aufgeführten Objekte erklärt und eine Suchhilfe nach Planquadraten bietet.

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        Dictionnaire genealogique, heraldique, chronologique et historique, contenant l'origine et l'etat actuel des premieres maisons de France, des maisons souveraines & principales de l'Europe ... / par M.D.L.C.D.B [complete in 3 volumes]

      A Paris : Chez Duchesne, libraire, 1757, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copies bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spine, with raised bands and compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands and board edges worn and dulled as with age. Corners bumped. Some surface wear evident to boards of each volume, particularly to vol. 3. Also, some loss to title label of vol. 3. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. All edges red. Remains quite well-preserved overall.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description: 3 v. ; 18cm. Subjects: Nobility -- Genealogy and Heraldry -- France -- 18th century. "Les noms des provinces, villes, terres, &c. erigees en principautes, duches, marquisats, comtes, vicomtes & baronnies; les maisons eteintes qui les ont possedees; celles qui par heritage, alliance, achat, ou donation du souverain, les possedent aujourd'hui. Les familles nobles du royaume, & le nom & les armes seulement de celles dont les genealogies n'ont pas ete publiees." --title page. Notes: head and tail pieces; initials. "Recherches sur les fleurs de lys et sur les villes, les maisons & les familles qui portent des fleurs de lys dans leurs armes": v. 3, p. [i]-clxxxv. "Additions, corrections et changements": v. 1, p. [577]-[580]; v. 2, p. [649]-[659]; v. 3, p. [501]-[508]. "Catalogue des auteurs genealogistes": v. 1, p. [xxxi]-xl.

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        Atlas Universel

      les Auteurs & Boudet, 1757, Cuir, Book Condition: Condition Parfaite / PERFECTSize: Folio (21 x 15 1/2 inches), Engraved title, 108 engraved maps (3 folding 105 double-page), all hand-coloured in outline and mounted on guards, each map with original stencilled title on the verso, uncut. (Occasional browning and creasing, a few small stains). Expertly bound to style in 18th-century diced Russia, covers with gilt borders, spine elaborately gilt in eight compartments, black morocco lettering piece in the second. Provenance: John Wickins (inscription dated 1761 on front pastedown).///A fine uncut copy of the Robert de Vaugondy's great atlas. /// Gilles and Didier Robert de Vaugondy were descendents of Nicolas Sanson, and their atlas is clearly a continuation of Sanson's great work, "Cartes G?n?rales de Toutes les Parties de Monde" published in 1654 and later enhanced and enlarged by Hubert Jaillot. Of the 108 maps, 12 are of the ancient world and 96 reflect modern geography. The Robert de Vaugondys, following Sanson's example, include maps of the postal routes, roads and canal systems of the European countries but herein they are significantly more accurate. Special attention has been paid to the Far East and to North America where the French explorers made such important strides during the eighteenth century. The maps of the East Indies, China, Japan; the maps of Africa and Egypt; and the maps of North America, Canada, Virginia & Maryland, Colonies Angloises are especially interesting in this atlas because they represent the latest exploration. In particular, California and Australia are represented in truer form. /// Nordenskivld 245; NMM 266; Phillips 619; Sabin 71863 //HEAVY BOOK. SPLENDID! Photo available upon request, Livre

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        Carte Topographique de L'Isle Minorque, Dediee et Presentee au Roy, Par le Chevalier de Beaurain, Geographe ord. du Roy. et communiquée au Public par les Heritiers de Homan en l'an 1757.

      Nuremberg: Homann Heirs 1757 - Size: 530 x 420 mm. Good condition with wide margins, a small neatly mended tear on bottom margin does not affect image. Copper engraving. Original colour. An attractive map depicting the beautiful Spanish Balearic island of Minorca (Menorca), decorated with a cartouche on top left margin. With a large block of historical text underneath describing the island, embellished with an ornate, scrolled border; There are two delightful panoramic views of the islands capital of Mahon and that of Fort St. Philippe along the lower margin. The island of Minorca is located on right side with relief of the landscape shown pictorially. An attractive map of a popular and desirable island further enhanced by being in original colour. Upon the death of Johann Christoph Homann in 1730, the business immediately became known as Homann Heirs.

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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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        An Essay upon Money and Coins

      London: G. Hawkins,, 1757-8. 2 parts bound in one volume, octavo (223 x 138 mm). Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in calf to style, with raised bands and dark brown morocco label, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. Bookplates of Thomas Llewellyn and the Bristol Education Society to front pastedown, handwritten shelf mark to front endpapers. Boards darkened and slightly scuffed, board edges worn, prelims and endmatter lightly foxed, occasional spotting to margins, minor nicks to edges of text block. An excellent copy. First edition of Joseph Harris' (c. 1704-1764) treatise which Schumpeter considered "one of the best eighteenth-century performances in the field of monetary analysis" (Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, p.291). When reissued by the Political Economy Club in 1856, it was described as "one of the best and most valuable treatises on the subject of money that has ever seen the light" (J. R. McCulloch, ed., A Select Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts on Money, p.xii).

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        Batailles de Charles X Gustave Roi de Suède... Stockholm, A.F. Skjöldebrand, 1806. Oblong large folio (52 x 68 cm). With an engraved title with aquatint vignette, engraved portrait by Sandrart after a painting by Ehrenstrahl, and 11 aquatint plates after drawings by Count Dahlberg and paintings by Lembke, engraved by Skjöldebrand, numbered I-XII, all in sepia. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      First edition of a splendid series of sepia aquatints with battle scenes, engraved by Skjöldebrand (1757-1834) after drawings by Count Erik Johansen Dahlberg (1625-1703), as painted by Johann Philip Lembke (1631-1711). They glorify the military victories of Charles X Gustavus, King of Sweden (1622-1660), in the war against Poland and Denmark, 1655-58. With bookplate of Joh. Ax. Almquist pasted on verso front cover. Top and lower part of spine damaged, binding edges rubbed and bumped; some very minor soiling on the plates. Very good copy.

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        Joh. Alstorphii icti de hastis veterum opus posthumum nunc primum in lucem editum cum multis tabularum aearum iconibus. Libri Duo / Liber Secundus.

      Amstelaedami et Lipsiae. Arksteus & Merkus, 1757. - 2 in 1, mit Titelkupfer und vielen Abbildungen im Kupferstich, davon 16+9 ganzseitig, 8°. 20,9 x 16,1 cm. (2) Bll.,178 S.,(1) Bl./ Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Einband leicht berieben, die Ecken etwas bestoßen, die Vorsätze mit schönem farbigen Marmorpapier, ungewöhnlich reich illustriertes Werk mit zahlreichen kleinen Kupferstichabbildungen im Text und 25 ganzseitigen Kupfern, der Buchblock leicht wellig, aber sauber und wohl erhalten. weiter in den Seitenzahlen des 2. Teiles: (1) Bl., 140 S., (1) Bl. Beschäftigungen in Tusculum oder Von alten Lanzen. Die Abhandlung beschäftigt sich speziell aus militärischer Sicht mit den Lanzen. Die zahlreichen Kupferabbildungen zeigen daher Lanzen, Speere, Pfeile von nah und fern, am Krieger, im Streitwagen oder auf Symbolen und Wappen. Sehr schöne ausführliche Abhandlung über diese als Stichwaffe konzipierte Stangenwaffe. marmorierter Ledereinband auf fünf echten Bünden, mit marmoriertem Schnitt Lederrückenschild und reicher floraler Vergoldung in den Kassetten, Hardcover in Leder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Geographische Delineation des zu denen Kur Sächsischen Landen gehörigen Marggraffthums Nieder Lausitz".

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von P. Schenk d.J., dat. 1757, 83 x 116,5 cm (von 4 Platten gedruckt).. Die grenzkolorierte Karte zeigt die Niederlausitz mit dem Krumspreeischen-, Gubenischen-, Sprembergischen-, Luckauischen-, und Kalkauischenkreis. Mit großer Titelkartusche oben links, gestochenen Erklärungen oben rechts und Meilenzeiger unten. Großformatige Karte von 4 Platten gedruckt und zusammengesetzt. - Mit drei hinterlegten Randeinrissen, rechts und links unten angerändert und mit mehreren Faltspuren.

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        A Philosphical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

      London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1757. First edition, with half-title. 8vo. [16], 184 pp. Contemporary tan calf, leather spine label. Joints a bit tender, but the binding is sound and the interior is immaculate, beautifully clean and crisp, and complete with half-title. Todd 5a . Burke's very scarce fifth publication (if one includes the disputed AN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS), and, according to Todd (citing internal evidence) "This would appear to be a rather small edition, possibly like the VINDICATION limited to 500 copies..."

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        Carte reduite des Isles Britanniques...

      Paris 1757. Karte zeigt Grossbritannien, koloriert, Kupferstich, 88 x 56. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        1. Ciliate leav'd Rhododendron. 2. The Storax Tree. 3. The Hope Hornbeam. 4. Ternate leav'd Rue. 5. Purple Tragacanth. 6. Lemon Saxifrage

      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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        A Treatise of Tenures In Two Parts; Containing I. The Original, Nature, Use and Effect of Feudal or Common Law Tenures. II. Of Custumary and Copyhold Tenures [with] Notes and References to the Common and Civil Law-Books of the best Authority. Third Edition

      London: Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for D. Browne [and two others], 1757. Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, the original label, gilt, preserved, a very good crisp copy with the leaf before the title; Sowerby 1977 The final, early edition of the most famous of all of Gilbert's works on the land law, supplementing both Coke and Littleton, influential upon Blackstone, and written, in Holdsworth's words, "with great learning and acuteness

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        Biblia. Dat is De gantsche heylige Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden ende des Nieuwen Testamants. Door last van de Hoogh-Mog. Heeren Staten Generael der Vereenigde Nederlanden, ende volgens 't besluyt van de Synode Nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht, in de jaren 1618 ende 1619, Uyt de Oorspronckelicke Talen in onse Nederlantsche Tale getrouwelick overgeset. Met nieuwe bygevoegde Verklaringen op de duystere plaetsen, ende Aenteeckeningen van de gelijck-luydende Texten. Door gemeyne ordre der Nederlandtsche Kercken van Druckfauten verbetert. WITH: De CL Psalmen des Propheten Davids, Met eenige andere Lofsangen. Uyt den Françoyschen in Nederlantschen Dichte overgeset, door Petrum Dathenum. Ende tot gemack des Sangers op eenen Sleutel gestelt, door Cornelis de Leeuw. Mitsgaders De Christelicke Catechismus, Belijdenisse des Geloofs, ende de Liturgie der Gereformeerde Kercken in Nederlant.

      s-Gravenhage, Cornelis Boucquet, Ottho en Pieter van Thol, and at Middelburg, Leenderd and Johan Bakker 1757. 2 banden, (titelprent, 1, uitvouwbaar portret, 5) 342 (4) 131, (8) 156 (82) folia., 60 p. Origineel rood marokijns Leer met ribben, rijkelijk met goud bestempeld, goud op snede, het boekblok geciseleerd, gebonden door de Eerste Stadhouderlijke Binderij in Den Haag, groot 4° H. 30 x B. 24,5 x D. 7-9,5 cm. (Met een titelprent door S. Fokke, naar A. Schouwman en een uitvouwbaar portret van Willem Muilman naar H.J. Serin. De Stadhouderlijke Binderij in Den Haag was de grootste en belangrijkste binderij die er was in Nederland in de 18e eeuw. De binderij accepteerde elk soort werk en maakte de mooiste ontwerpen die in haar tijd bekend waren in het hele land. De binderij bezat een enorme hoeveelheid gereedschap en maakte gebruik van de traditionele methoden van binden. De binderij had contact met uitgevers in en buiten Den Haag en werkte voor vele verzamelaars, waaronder belangrijke en invloedrijke mensen. Naast prijsbanden en banden voor verzamelaars, maakte de binderij ook banden die gezien kunnen worden als luxe banden voor uitgevers en boekverkopers. De stempels die gebruikt zijn voor deze banden zijn zeer divers, met in het midden van de platten een centraal ornament met aan de onder- en bovenkant een stempel met 3 eikels, daaromheen een dubbele decoratieve/geometrische rand, waarvan elke hoek aan de binnen- en buitenkant met de drie eikels gestempeld, dit alles in een brede decoratieve rand die bijna de gestempelde zijkant van de platten raakt. Ook de ruggen van de banden zijn tussen en op de ribben met goud bestempeld met een decoratief bloemenmotief, waarbij een vak is opengelaten voor de titel. Schutbladen van chintz met een bloemen patroon met appels en peren in de kleuren groen, rood en paars. Het boekblok is met goud op snede en bij de rug en op de hoeken geciseleerd met een motief van bladeren.) 2 volumes, (frontispiece, 1, folding portrait, 5) 342 (4) 131, (8) 156 (82) folia., 60 p. Contemporary red morocco Leather with ribbed back, richly decorated with gilt, gilt-edged and gauffred, bound by the First Stadholder Bindery in The Hague, large 4° H. 30 x L. 24,5 x W. 7-9,5 cm. (With an engraved frontispiece by S. Fokke, after A. Schouwman and a folding portrait of Willem Muilman after H.J. Serin. The First Stadholder Bindery in The Hague was the largest and most important binding workshop in existence in The Netherlands in the eighteenth century. It accepted every kind of work and made the most beautiful designs known in its time in the whole country. It owned an enormous quantity of tools, and kept traditional methods. The bindery maintained contacts with publishers in and beyond The Hague and worked for many collectors, some of them important and influential. Apart from presentation bindings and bindings for collectors it also made bindings which can be considered luxury publishers' or booksellers' bindings. The gilding used on both bindings is very diverse, in the middle of the covers a central ornament with at the top and bottom a triple acorn, surrounded by a double ornamental/geometrical border, from which each inner and outer corner with a triple acorn, altogether within a broad ornamental border which is almost touching the gilt boardedges. The spines are decorated with floral gilding. Bound with rich chintz endpapers with a floral pattern with apples and pears in green, red and purple. All edges gilt-edged and near the spine and at the corners gauffred with a design of leaves.) Storm van Leeuwen, J. (2006). Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century. Volume IIA, p. 67-104.

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        Histoire generale des Voïages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voïages par mer et par terre, Qui ont été publiées jusqu'à présent dans les différentes Langues des toutes les Nations connues

      Paris, Didot 1757 f.. Bde. 50 - 54 (v. 80). Insg. 5 Bde. kl.-8°. Mit 8 (v. ?) Kupfertaf. (dav. 1 gefalt.) u. 1 gefalt. Tab. Kalbslederbde. d. Zt. m. Rückensch., reicher Rückengoldpräg., Stehkantenvergold. - (Histoire générale des Voïages, Depuis le commencement du XVe. Siècle) Sabin 65403; Cox I, 33; Graesse V, 440 - Bd. 50: Suite de la Conquête de Perou; Bd. 51: Suite de Descriptions des Provinces de l'Amerique Meridionale; Bd. 52: Suite de la Description du Perou; Bd. 53: Continuation des Voiages, des Découvertes & des Etablissemens dans l'Amérique Méridionale; Bd. 54: Continuation de Voïages, des Découvertes & des Etablissemens dans l'Amérique Méridionale. - Die Kupfer zeigen die Niagarafälle, Indianer, Tiere, Schiffe etc.

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        Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii.

      Augsburg 1757 - Original wash color; fine condition. A superb example of a richly engraved map of the Northeast, which includes a fascinating view of New York City with a rarely seen depiction of the original wall that would become Wall Street. Called the Restitutio View for its dramatic depiction of the restitution of Dutch power in the New York City in 1673, it shows Dutch soldiers marching south along the city¿s east side on their way to seizing the fort. Dutch rule in New York lasted only a single year before the English took final control in 1674. (See Manhattan in Maps, reference below, for an account of this surprising event in New York history.) The wall that stood where Wall Street now runs was in fact a wooden stockade, built in 1653, when word reached New Amsterdam of a planned though later aborted, English attack of the city. Atop the view, a monarch, possibly George II, is being presented with the bounty of America. Published the T. C. Lotter, this was the final edition of the very long-lived Jansson-Visscher series of maps. The Jansson map, which served as the template of the general map in the series, was one of the most durable prototypes in the mapping of America. cf. Augustyn/ Cohen, Manhattan in Maps, pp. 46-7; Tooley, America, p. 291, #26a, fourth state.

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        Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte der Thiere und Pflanzen; welche ehemals der königl.

      franz. Akad. der Wissenschaften vorgetragen worden; ... Aus dem Französischen übersetzet. Leipzig, Arkstee und Merkus, 1757-1758. 3 volumes. 4to. pp. xxvi, (40), 1100, with 1 engraved frontispiece, 3 printer's-marks and 137 (mostly folded) engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, richly floral gilt spines with 6 raised bands and gilt-lettered labels. Nissen 3128; cf. Pritzel 2341. Dealing mainly with the natural history of animals, only the second half of the third volume treats plants. The animal dissections were done by the famous French anatomist and physician Claude Perrault, who was the leader of the famous French anatomists, of which Cole (p. 395) said: "The Parisians laid the foundation of our knowledge of comparative anatomy". Perrault (1613-1688; working in the fields of zoology, medicine, and plant- & animal-physiology) was "an original and influential figure. Few of his predecessors described so many species in such detail, or with such clarity and precision ..." (D.S.B. X, pp. 519-521). The beautifully engraved frontispiece shows Louis XIV and his Chancellor Colbert visiting the French Academy of Sciences in 1671. Many of the very attractive plates show animals in front of a beautiful and detailed landscape with villages, rivers, etc. and were printed on strong paper. Pages 81 to 94 concern camels and describe the anatomy of 2 camels 'Anatomische Beschreibung zweier Kameele', the text is accompanied by three plates. The first plate is a dromedary and the second a camel, both in front of a lovely landscape, the third plate shows anatomical details of the animals. A good and clean copy.

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