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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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        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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        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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        1 Proliferous Mountain Crowfoot 2 Spiral Vallisneria 3 Peclinate leav'd Othonna 4 Scarlet Cynomorium 5 Mamillary Cactus 6 Sea Pancratium

      A Compleat 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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        An account of the English Nightshades, and their effects. With the original case of Dr. Lambergen, as delivered in his inaugural thesis. Also Practical Observations on the Use of Corrosive Sublimate, and Sarsaparilla; on the different Effects of Mercury Crude, and when prepared by Chemistry. And some Hints offered to the Faculty, on the Cure of the Lues Venerea by the Secretion of Urine instead of Salivation

      London: Printed for R. Baldwin, in Pater-noster-Row, and G. Woodfall, Charing-Cross, 1757. First Edition, 12mo, without the half-title, folding hand-coloured engraved plate depicting three varieties of Nightshade, Woody Deadly and Garden, [xxii], 94 pp., quarter calf neatly rebacked, brown label on spine lettered in gilt, a good copy. In 1735 Bromfield was lecturing in anatomy and the following year published Syllabus anatomicus. He was appointed demonstrator of anatomy at Barberâ€?"Surgeons' Hall in 1744. Bromfield had become a governor of St George's Hospital, London, in 1743 and went on to be appointed surgeon there a year later. He held the post until 1780.

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        Le antichita d'Ercolano eposte.

      1-8. Naples, nella Regia Stamperia. 1757-92. Imperial folio (490 x 400 mm). Engr. extra title,+ (8),+ 279,+ (blank),+ (7) pp.+ engr. portrait,+ fold. engr. map. With 51 full page engr. in the pagination, of which 2 are folding; (13),+ (blank),+ 339,+ (blank),+ (10) pp. With 60 full page engr. in the pagination; (4),+ XVII,+ (blank),+ 339,+ (blank),+ (12) pp. With 60 full page engr. in pagination; (4),+ X,+ 368,+ (12) pp. With 70 full page engr. in pagination; (4),+ XLV,+ (blank),+ 280,+ (10), + 35,+ (2) pp.+ engr. plate. With 86 full page engr. in pagination; (4),+ XI,+ (blank),+ 423,+ (blank),+ (14) pp. With 101 full page engr. in pagination; (4),+ X,+ 407 pp. With 84 full page engravings in pagination; Engr. portrait,+ XLIII,+ (blank),+ 346 pp.+ 4 engr. plates. With 93 full page engr. in pagination. Near contemporary uniform marbled full calf, richly gilt spines with raised bands with green title and part title labels, red edges. Eight volumes. Garcia 18-21 (pp. 71-74). Furchheim pp. 2-3 & XV-XVI. Steiner 1. Blackmer 37. Cicognara 2645. Vinet 1716. Mau I, 380. Berlin cat. 3947. First edition of the important and the most magnificent work on Herculaneum, and also the official work published by the royal Accademia Ercolanese with the finds from Herculaneum and Pompeii. It was published in three series, five parts with paintings (Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano) vol. 1 (1757), 2 (1760), 3 (1772), 4 (1775) and 7 (1779), two with bronzes (De' bronzi di Ercolano) vol. 5 (1767) and 6 (1771) and one with candles and lamps (Le lucerne ed i candelabri d'Ercolano) vol. 8 (1792). Separatly printed in 1755 was the introductory catalogue by Ottavio Antonio Bayardi, "Catalogo degli antichi monumenti".The first bronze part ends with "Modello di una nave a tre ordine di rema", with a separate pagination and three engravings. The portraits are of Charles III in part one (sometime duplicated in part 2-7) and Ferdinand IV in part eight. The Accademia Ercolanese was the offical royal society exclusively to deal with the spectacular findings in the Kingdom of Naples, founded by prime minister Bernado Tanucci in 1755. No costs were spared for this publication and a large number of artists such as Camillo Paderni, Francesco la Vega, Giovanni Morghen, Filippo Morghen, Giovanni Casanova, became involved. But as time dragged on the critics of the Accademia and its slow work increased, and after 1759 the accademia ceased its regular meetings, and only the efforts of the energic secretary Pasquale Carcani held the work together. At first the publication was not for public sale, but indented as gifts to royal and other distinguished guests. The public interest however and the demand among artists to see the pictures was great, and it gave the opportunity for several reprints and re-engravings of the plates by others, for instance by Kilian and by Piroli

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        Dagbok Öfwer en Ostindisk Resa Åren 1750. 1751. 1752.

      Med Anmärkningar uti Naturkunnigheten, främmande Folkslags Språk, Seder, hushållning, m.m. På Fleras åstundan Utgifwen. Jemte 12 Tabeller Och Afledne Skepps=Predikaten Toréns Bref. Stockholm Lor. Ludv. Grefing, 1757. 8:o. (8),376,(16) s. + 12 graverade planscher. Samtida grönt nött pappband. Blekt och skadad rygg. saknar mindre bitar vid huvud och fot samt bitar av ytskickt vid huvud och fot samt i yttre falsar. 50 mm spricka i främre yttre fals vid fot. Sista bladet i registret med några fula äldre lagningar bl. a. ett brännhål 25 x 20 mm med textförlust. Lagningspapper täcker ytterligare några bokstäver. Fuktfläckar i övre marginalen på fyra första bladen, sidorna 112-128 samt i registret. Inlagan delvis lätt lagerfläckad och med några spridda mindre fläckar. Namnteckning M. Swederus på främre pärms spegel. 20 x 12,5 cm

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        Gesamtans., darüber Stadtplan, "Lüneburg, eine alte ehemals Herzoglich, nunmehro Churfürstl. Hanoversche wohlberühmte Statt in Nidersaechsischen Crays ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich n. Seutter b. Lotter, nach 1757, 48,5 x 56. Fauser 8098 ( Ausgabe von Seutter ). Die Vogelschaudarstellung über der Gesamtansicht ist altkoloriert.

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        Reveries or Memoirs upon the Art of War

      J. Nourse, at the Lamb, London 1757 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GABIO antica citta' di Sabina scoperta ove è ora Torri ovvero le Grotte di Torri. Discorso di D. Pierluigi Galletti romano monaco casinese. in cui si ragiona ancora de SS. martiri Getulio, e Giacinto con varie notizie di alcuni luoghi circonvicini

      Ottavio Puccinelli. Stampatore nell?Ospizio Apostolico di S. Michele a Ripa Grande 1757 in folio (cm 27,5x20), pp. XVI, 196, leg. coeva p / perg. con tit. in seppia al ds., vignetta al front., tagli spruzz. ed alcuni capil. in xilogr. Importante opera sulla topografia, l'archeologia e la storia delle citta' della Sabina scoperta grazie agli studi dell'A., con 1 c. topogr. in xilogr. ripiegata dell?antica citta' di Gabio, ricca appendice di documenti, indice dei nomi, dei luoghi, delle chiese e dei monasteri citati. Graesse III, p. 19. Lievi fior. ma ottimo e solido vol. 062 / 29 57

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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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