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        Dictionnaire Militaire Portatif,

      Paris: Gissey; La Veuve Bordelet; La Veuve David; Duchesne, , 1758. contenant tous les Termes propres a la Guerre. Sur ce qui regarde la Tactique, le Génie, l'Artillerie, la Subsistance, la Discipline des Troupes & la Marine. Quatrieme Edition, revue, corrigée & considerablement augmentée. Octavo. 3 vols. (172mm x 110mm). Folding table to Volume I. Some light browning, bookplates removed from front pastedowns, else very good in a mottled calf trade binding, flat spines gilt, red morocco title pieces, black lacquered volume labels, scarlet edge-stain, green silk page-markers still attached, slight worming to the joints, a little shelf-wear, paper labels removed from tails of the spines, but still presents well. Highly interesting mid 18th-century military compendium compiled by the noted dictionarist.

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        Materia Medica Physico-historico-mechanica. Reyno Mineral Os Principaes Remedios Do Prezente Estado Da Materia Medica

      Guilherme Strahan, 1758-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Contemporary mottled sheep skin binding. Gilt flourish, 5 raised bands. Internally, generally very good. Solid binding. Corners bumped. [4], 9-14, li, [1], 580, [24] pages. Front folding frontispiece portrait of the Sarmento. 2nd edition. First edition to include the 2nd part on animal and vegetable materia medica. Sarmentoâ??s Materia medica is a treatise on the therapeutic properties of drugs derived from mineral sources. It includes sections on mineral waters and spas, on quinine and the author's quinine-based patent medicine Agua de Inglaterra, and a Latin version of his tract on smallpox inoculation. Sarmento (1692-1762) was a Portuguese Marrano physician who settled in England, where he became a fellow of the Royal Society.Provenance: Small blind stamp of Alfonso Cassuto on title. Cassuto was a noted collector of Iberian Marrano books.

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        Traite des maladies des os, dans lequel on a représenté les appareils & les machines qui conviennent à leur guérison

      Paris: Chez P. G. Cavelier, 1758 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Traite des maladies des os, dans lequel on a représenté les appareils & les machines qui conviennent à leur guérison. 2 vols, Paris: Chez P. G. Cavelier, 1758, 12mo. (163 x 95 mm), viii, 119, [1], 420 pp.; [4], 575 pp., two folding engraved plates to first volume, second plate with marginal browning and closed tear repair, several woodcut illustrations to text, some spotting and old dampstaining throughout, occasional library stamps including to titles and plates, 19th century library cloth (somewhat rubbed and soiled), spine gilt. ---- New revised and enlarged edition. "Petit was the first director of the Académie de Chirurgie, Paris, and the most eminent French surgeon of his day. He is particularly remembered for his work on bone diseases. He invented the screw tourniquet, gave the first account of osteomalacia, and was the first to open the mastoid process" (G-M 4300)..

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        Colonna Antonina

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus der Folge "Vedute di Roma" 1758. 54.3x40.2 cm. - H. 52 V (von VII) - Wilton-Ely 151 - Aus der 1. Pariser Ausgabe 1800 - 1807. Säule des Kaisers Marcus Aurelius auf der Piazza Colonna. Auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        L'Ami des Femmes

      [S.l.]: [s.n.], 1758. Very Good. [4], 159, [1] p.; 15 cm. Signatures: pi2 A-F12 G8 (12mo). Contemporary full mottled calf with six spine compartments. Gilt-tooled title in second compartment; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments and along board edges. All page edges red. Marbled endpapers. White ribbon bookmark. Quotation from Aristotle below title; typographic title vignette. Unsigned 2-page Advertissement follows title page. Advertissement and following section, titled L'Ami des Femmes, have typographic head- and tail pieces. The remainder of the work consists of 12 numbered and titled chapters. Armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper with text "Ex Libris Brölemann" and in ink at lower edge "2461." In an old hand on the verso of the front free endpaper: De La Farelle. The bookplate is that of Henry-Auguste Brölemann (1775-1869) and his son Arthur Brölemann (1826-1904). Whether this edition or the 188-page edition printed in Hamburg by Chretien Herold in the same year is the true first edition has not been established. The anonymous author, Pierre-Joseph Boudier de Villemert, advocated increased educational opportunities for women so that they could fulfill their role as agents of reform. In Very Good Condition: edges lightly rubbed; lower corner of back board has slight loss of leather; upper corner of second leaf lacking (Advertissement) without loss of text; very faint dampstain from fore-edge of first two leaves; otherwise clean and tight. A very attractive copy of this scarce edition of L'Ami des Femmes.

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        Pomologia,... - Fructologia,... - Dendrologia,

      Leeuwarden: Abraham Ferwerda, 1758-1763. 3 volumes in one. Folio (14 4/8 x 10 4/8 inches). 3 letterpress title-pages within wood-engraved border printed in red. Engraved coat-of-arms and 39 fine engraved plates apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries, nuts and grapes with original hand-colour (some occasional pale marginal stains). Contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards (rebacked preserving the original spine, corners worn). Provenance: with the bookplate of the Horticultural Society of New York, bequest of Kenneth K. Mackenzie dated October 1934 on the front paste-down. "FIRST GREAT WORK (ON FRUITS) OF REAL IMPORTANCE" (Bunyard) First edition. From the age of 25 Knoop was gardener to her Serene-Highness Marie-Louise, Dowager Princess of Orange and Nassau (Landgravine Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel) (1688 - 1765) at her estate near Leeuwarden. A widow and regent of the Principality of Orange from the age of 23 Marie-Louise was beloved of her people, often called by them Marijke Meu. In her garden were to be found the best examples of fruit from not only Dutch gardens, but also French and English. In addition to cultivating the plants, Knoop brought scientific method to the art of garden design, writing books on mathematics and astronomy as well as natural history. Bunyard p. 439; Nissen BBI 1080; Pritzel 4754; Raphael An Oak Spring Pomona. 48; Stafleu and Cowan TL2 3766. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Relation abregée, concernant la Republique que les Religieux, nommés Jesuites, des Provinces de Portugal & d´Espagne, ont établie dans les Pay & Domaines d´Outre-mer

      One of the rarest works on the Jesuits of Brazil and Paraguay. 1758. Amsterdam. In 12vo (167 mm x 108 mm). vi + 60 + 1 [blank]. Contemporary wrapper, front cover detached and inked ?le Paraguay?, worn. A fine copy, light uniform browning and scattered foxing spots, entirely uncut, original condition. First[?] French edition; an extremely rare and fundamental work on the Jesuit missions and actions in Paraguay and Brazil, with emphasis on the conflicts with the civil power, which eventually led to the expulsion of the Jesuits from the region. Sabin ?for the 1757, and first, edition- gives an uncharacteristically lengthy description ?The original edition of this account of the Republic which the Jesuits established in Brazil and Paraguay, and of their conflicts with the civil power, which finally resulted in their expulsion from the Portuguese dominions. It was written by, or at the instance of the Portuguese Secretary for Foreign Affairs, the celebrated Marquis of Pombal.? In addition, the work contains several documents, such as the instructions for the government of the natives. Pombal (1699 ? 1782), was Prime Minister of José I and virtually led Portugal for 25 years. Borba de Moraes, II, 724.

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        Paradise Regain'd

      Birmingham - J. and R. Tonson, 1758 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautiful edition of Milton's famous theological poem. The first edition of this workto be printed by John Baskerville, andone of the earliest booksto beprinted in his innovative transitionaltypeface. Paradise Regain'dwas composed in Milton's cottage in Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire, and was based on the Gospel of Luke's version of the Temptation of Christ. The poemis four books in length, in contrast with Paradise Lost's twelve. One of the major concepts emphasised throughout Paradise Regained is the play on reversals. As implied by its title, Milton sets out to reverse the loss of Paradise. Thus, antonyms are often found next to each other throughout the poem, reinforcing the idea that everything that was lost in the first epic is going to be regained by the end of the mini-epic. Condition: In a beautiful crushed morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, lovely condition although front hinge is strained. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright and clean if not for slight marginal water damage affecting first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Vita del proposto Lodovico Antonio

      Napoli [Naples] Giuseppe Ponzelli, 1758 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce biography of Italian historian Lodovico Antonio Muratori. In Italian. Ludovico Antonio Muratori (October 21, 1672 January 23, 1750) was an Italian historian, notable as a leading scholar of his age, and for his discovery of the Muratorian fragment, the earliest known list of New Testament books. The first edition of this was published in Venice in 1756. Born to a poor family in Vignola, near Modena, he was first instructed by the Jesuits, studied law, philosophy, and theology at the University of Modena, and was ordained a priest in 1694. The following year, Count Charles Borromeo called him to the college of Dottori at the Ambrosian Library in Milan, where he immediately started collecting unedited ancient writings of various kinds. CONDITIONRebound in a half-vellum binding with marbled boards. Externally, quite smart, though with some rubbing and a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though spotted throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Les Admirables Secrets Albert le Grand [bound with] Secrets Merveilleux de la magie Naturelle et Cabalistique du Petit Albert.

      Lyon: Ches les Heritiers de Beringos Fratres, a l'Enseigne d'Agrippa, 1758.. Two volumes bound as one. 12mo. (145 x 75mm) pp. [12]; 312; [9] and [3]; 307; [8]. Recent full calf, gilt rule to spines with no titles. Illustrated with frontispiece and other plates, some folding. Internally clean without writing or other marks. A very good set of the popular Book of Secrets and Grimoire, published a number of times throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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        POMOLOGIA, DAT IS BESCHRYVINGEN EN AFBEELDINGEN VAN DE BESTE ZORTEN VAN APPELS EN PEEREN,

      - welke in Neder- en Hoog-Duitschland, Frankryk, Engeland en elders geagt zyn, en tot dien einde gecultiveert worden.- Te Leeuwarden: By A. Ferwerda en G. Tresling, S/d. (1758) In fólio de 33x20,5 cm. Com (ii)-36 pags. Ilustrado com 20 gravuras desdobráveis coloridas manualmente. [Junto com:] FRUCTOLOGIA, OF BESCHRYVING DER VRUGTBOMEN EN VRUGTEN die men in de hoven plant en onderhout. Te Leeuwarden: By A. Ferwerda en G. Tresling, S/d. Com (iv)-70 pags. Ilustrado com 19 gravuras desdobráveis coloridas manualmente. [Junto com] DENDROLOGIA, BESCHRYVING DER PLANTGIEGEWASSEN, die men Tuinen cultiveert, zo wel om te dienen tot cieraad om daar van Allés.- Te Leeuwarden: By A. Ferwerda en G. Tresling, S/d. (1763). In folium. Com (iv)-87-[v] pags. Encadernação da época com lombada e cantos em pele, um pouco cansada. Exemplar muito limpo e por aparar, conservando todas as gravuras bem dobradas. Conjunto completo, constituído por três obras holandesas sobre o cultivo de árvores de fruto, em primeiras edições, publicadas respectivamente em 1758 (Pomologia) e 1763 (Fructologia & Dendrologia) e que habitualmente aparecem encadernadas juntas. Knoop (1700-1769) foi jardineiro-mor, responsável pelos jardins da princesa Maria Luísa de Nassau, em Leeuwarden, na Frísia (Holanda), e também professor de matemática. As duas primeiras obras (a terceira não é ilustrada) apresentam um total de 39 gravuras desdobráveis a talhe-doce, cuidadosamente coloridas à mão (na época), representando grande variedade de frutos (maçãs, peras, pêssegos, ameixas, cerejas, etc.) todos devidamente identificados. Nissen, 1078 (Pomologia) e 1077 (Fructologia). Pritzel, 4755 (Dendro) [EN] In folium with (iv) -87 - [v] pags. Binding: contemporary ¾ calf, slightly rubbed. Very clean and uncut copy preserving ALL engravings with the correct foldings. Complete set, formed by three Dutch works on the cultivation of fruit trees. First editions published respectively in 1758 (Pomologia) and 1763 (Fructologia & Dendrologia) that usually come together bound. Knoop (1700-1769) was chief gardener, responsible for the gardens of Princess Marie Louise of Nassau, in Leeuwarden, Friesland (Netherlands), and professor of mathematics also. The2 first works have atotal of 39 engravings intaglio (the third is not illustrated), contemporary hand-colored, representing a great variety of fruits (apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, etc.). All fruits properly identified. Nissen, 1078 (Pomologia) e 1077 (Fructologia). Pritzel, 4755 (Dendro) Location/localizacao: raros

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        Traite Juridico-Politique sur les Prises Maritimes, et Sur les Moyens

      1758. Abreu y Bertodano, Felix Joseph de [c.1700-1775]. Traite Juridico-Politique sur les Prises Maritimes, et Sur les Moyens qui Doivent Concourir pour Rendre ces Prises Legitimes. Paris: Chez la Veuve Delaguette, 1758. Two volumes in one, each with title page and individual pagination. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary speckled sheep, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine, speckled edges, patterned endpapers. Some wear to corners, joints starting, some worming to lettering piece, joints and hinges. Attractive woodcut head-pieces. Toning to sections of text, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. An appealing copy of a scarce title. * Second French edition. First published in Madrid in 1746, this treatise on prize law and privateering went through three other editions, all in France in a translation by the author, in 1753, 1758 and 1802. Little is known about Abreu, a minor Spanish noble and diplomat. According to the title page, he was a "membre de l'Academie Espagnole, & actuellement Envoye Extraordinaire de S.M. Catholique aupres du Roi de la Grande-Bretagne." 5 copies located in the Americas, 1 of this edition (at Columbia University Law Library). KVK locates 13 copies of all 4 editions, all in Europe. Not in the British Museum Catalogue. Camus, Bibliotheque Choisie des Livres de Droit 2289 (citing a later edition).

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        Elbridge Gerry SIGNED Belles Lettres Volume II

      C. Hitce & L. Hawes, 1758. Hardcover Hardcover. Fair. Elbridge Gerry Belles Lettres Volume II.Gerry was selected as the sixth Vice-President of the United States of America, serving under James Madison. He is most noted for his signing the Declaration of Independence and being the namesake for 'gerrymandering.' Elbridge Gerry was a champion of the Federalist movement and is noted as a staunch supporter of Alexander Hamilton's national bank and the banking policies of the Federalists. This copy of 'Belles Lettres' Volume II was originally owned by Elbridge Gerry and bears his signature on the front free end page. Published in 1758, this copy remains in the original leather binding and is housed in a custom clamshell display case. This is a true rarity and a book that more than likely helped Gerry in both his writing and his oratory. Published by C. Hitce & L. Hawes

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        Paradise Lost. A poem in Twelve Books & Paradise Regain'd. A poem in Four Books. To which is added Samson Agonistes: and Poems upon Several Occasions. From the Text of Thomas Newton

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson in London. 1758. First thus. Two volumes. 8vo (9 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches), pages(6):(18, list of subscribers)(6):416 & lxix (Life of Milton):390. Contemporary full tan calf, decorative gilt border to sides, spines gilt in compartments with lettering and numbering pieces. Headbands chipped, joints cracked, upper board of volume 1 detached. 19th Century inscription on front fly of volume 1. Internally clean and crisp.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA LOUISIANE

      Paris: Chez de Bure [et al], 1758.. Three volumes. xvi,358; 441; 451,[3]pp. plus forty engraved plates, two folding maps, folding plan, and errata. Half title in each volume. 16mo. Contemporary calf, leather labels. Rubbed, hinges cracked but cords sound, unobtrusive old library stamps on titlepages. Good. In cloth slipcase. One of the most useful contemporary authorities on French Louisiana, based on the author's sixteen-year residence there. Jefferson instructed Lewis and Clark to take an edition of the book on their expedition. Le Page du Pratz affords a great deal of useful information on the Natchez and other Mississippi tribes, and his work as a whole has been the basis for many later studies of the period. "...Valuable for showing French claims to southern territory east of the Mississippi and for particulars concerning Indian nations there" - Howes. Of special interest is a short account of Louis de St. Denis' expedition to New Mexico in 1715. "...A curious mixture of history, travel narrative, tall stories, and reminiscences...touch[ing] upon almost every phase of Louisiana in [the author's] time..." - Clark. There is a folding plan of New Orleans and a "Carte de la Louisiane," which shows a large eastward-flowing Missouri. HOWES L266, "aa." CLARK I:75. GRAFF 2462. RADER 2219. RAINES, p.73. SABIN 40122. STREETER SALE 127. FIELD 910. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 158.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Insectes traduite du Biblia Naturae (par Savary, M.** & Gueneau)

      Dijon & Paris: Decentes, Desaint & Saillant (a.o.),, 1758.. [iv], xl, 673 pp. 4to (22.5 x 29 cm.). Contemporary half roan with raisen bands (some very minor rubbing), marbled boards; entirely uncut. Title and half-title printed in red and black, one folding table, devices and initial letters, a nice vignette, and 36 very fine, large folding, engraved plates. ¶ A very fine copy, printed on heavy paper with ample uncut margins, and the plates in good sharp impressions. Swammerdam is considered the most accurate of classical microscopists, who was first to observe and described red blood cells. Originally published in two volumes in 1737-1738 through the care of Herman Boerhaave, this work is probably the finest work of microscopical observations produced by Swammerdam, and in many way unsurpassed until the present. "The drawings in this collection surpass all contemporary work in exquisite delicacy and accuracy of detail" (Garrison). This edition was published in the series: Collection Académique... Tome V de la Partie Etrangère, Et le second volume de l'Histoire Naturelle séparée. Nissen ZBI, 4058. -- (A small and light waterstain occurs in the upper margin of a number of pages, but a very fine large paper copy of this rare work.).

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        (History of Cartography, Geographic description of the Antilles): Description geographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois

      A Paris: De l'imprimerie de Didot, 1758. This 10.5 inch quarto is in very good condition, sound hinges, 171 pp. with all 22 maps (several folding), plans and views in very good or better condition on heavy paper. Contemporary calf boards with original marbeled pastedowns, two title pages (one decorative with attribution to Bellin), "Tables des Titres" and "Table des Cartes, Plans et Vues." Six compartment, banded spine, with red, gilt title label.Triple (French), gilt fillets on front and rear boards. Bellin was the first chief hydrographic engineer of the French Hydrographic Office (see Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, revised ed.). Ref: Beinecke, Lesser Antilles Collection, 215; Sabin 4553. This is an extremely nice copy.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good.

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        The Natural History of Cornwall. The Air, Climate, Waters, Rivers, Lakes, Sea and Tides; Of the Stones, Semimetals, Metals, Tin and the Manner of Mining

      London:: Sandby,, 1758.. First edition.. Hardcover. Folio. (14.5 x 9.5 inches). pp.xix, 326, (ii) Folding engraved map, 28 engraved plates, one or two marginal tears, manuscript notes in ink to rear free endpaper, previous owner signature. Contemporary boards, rebacked, a little rubbed. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Heavy book, requiring extra postage overseas.

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CORNWALL The Air Climate Waters Rivers Lakes Sea And Tides Of The Stones Semimetals Metals Tin And The Manner Of Mining The Constitution Of The Stannaries Iron Copper Silver Lea And Gold Found In Cornwall Vegetables Rare Birds

      W. Jackson for the author [&] W. Sandby, 1758.. 1st edn. Folio (13.5 x 9 inches). Rebound in new half calf on marbled paper-laid boards, raised ribbed spine with gilt lettered label, new endpapers (Fine). Pp. xix + 326 with errata page and directions to binder at rear, illus with folding map (with some neatly repaired small tears), 29 full page plates (plates 24 and 27 with neatly repaired tears and some nicks to edges of some plates; small neatly repaired tear to top edge of title page; neat inscription of John Vivian of Camborne and J. Pollard's bookseller's stamp neatly relaid on new front paste-down and neat 1801 inscriptions Elizabeth Hutchison on title page and some further pages). .

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        [Six Plans of the Different Dispositions of the English Army Under the Command of the late General Braddock in North America]

      London: Thomas Jefferys, [1758]. 1) A Map of the Country between Will's Creek & Monongahela River shewing the rout and Encampments of the English Army in 1755. Hand-coloured. 19 numbered references. Plate mark: 13 3/8 x 8 5/8 inches. Unnumbered. 2) A Plan of the Line of March with the whole Baggage. Troop positions hand-coloured. 12 roman numeral numbered references. Plate mark: 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Numbered I in the lower right corner. 3) A Plan of the disposition of the Advanced Party consisting of 400 Men to defend the Workers in making the Road. Troop positions hand-coloured. Plate mark: 13 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches. Numbered II in the lower right corner. 4) A Plan of the Encampment of the Detachment from the little Meadows. Troop positions hand-coloured. 10 lettered references. Plate mark: 13 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches. Numbered IV in the lower right corner. 5) A Plan of the Field of Battle and disposition of the Troops, as they were on the March at the time of the Attack on the 9th of July 1755. Troop positions hand-coloured. 1 numbered and 21 lettered references. Plate mark: 13 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches. Numbered V in the lower right corner. [With:] A Plan of the Line of March of the Detachment from the little Meadows. Photozincographic facsimile on laid paper. Troop positions handcoloured. Plate mark: 131/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Numbered III in the lower right. Very rare series of maps and plans of Braddock's Expedition -- one of very few contemporary cartographic sources for a pivotal moment in the French & Indian War. The encroachments of France into the Ohio Valley in 1752 prompted Virginia governor Robert Dinwiddie to dispatch George Washington and a force of Virginia militia to construct a fort at the confluence of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers (i.e. present day Pittsburgh). In February 1754, a superior French force overtook the partially constructed fort, with Washington and his troops retreating some sixty-five miles to Great Meadows. The French completed construction and renamed the stronghold Fort Duquesne, after the Marquis Duquesne, the governor-general of New France. Fearing that a French force would attack his position, Washington launched an assault on a small French force in the region. Surprising the French encampment with a larger force of Virginia soldiers and Seneca Indian warriors led by Tanacharison, the French surrendered after a short battle. Following the battle, Washington met with the French party's commander Joseph Coulon de Jumonville to discuss terms; at the meeting an Indian warrior (some say Tanacharison himself) attacked, killed and mutilated the French commander. Upon hearing of this disgraceful act, a large French force attacked Washington's position at Great Meadows, forcing his surrender of Fort Necessity. Among the terms of surrender was the imprisonment of Captain Robert Stobo, a British officer under Washington, until Jumonville's captured soldiers were released (they had been moved from Great Meadows prior to the battle). During his confinement at Fort Duquesne, Stobo studied the layout of the stronghold and was able to smuggle out to Washington a plan of the fort, along with a plan of attack. By that time, Major General Edward Braddock had arrived in Virginia and used Stobo's manuscript plan as the basis for his expedition to take the fort. In the late spring of 1755, Braddock assembled his troops at Fort Cumberland. The considerable force of 2200 soldiers, principally Virginia Militia, included George Washington, who served on Braddock's staff. Other notables who participated in the expedition were Thomas Gage, Charles Lee, Horatio Gates, Daniel Boone and Daniel Morgan. During the planning stages of the expedition, Washington had urged Braddock to forego the usual European military formations and tactics and to instead adapt to the rough terrain and the chaos of the Indian warriors. His sage advice would be ignored and the expedition would proceed very slowly across the difficult terrain. On 9 July 1755, Braddock's force finally crossed the Monongahela, and less than ten miles from Fort Duquesne were ambushed by a detachment of French and Indian forces. Although the British and Virginia soldiers outnumbered their opponents, they were quickly overwhelmed. Washington would later write that Braddock's forces, "by the usual Halooing and whooping of the enemy, whom they could not see, were so disconcerted and confused as soon to fall into irretrievable disorder. A general panic took place among the Troops from which no exertions of the Officers could recover them." During the battle, Braddock would be mortally wounded and would be carried from the field by Washington. Indeed, seventy percent of the British force would be killed or wounded. During the battle, Washington himself would have two horses shot from under him and four bullets through his coat. This series of maps and battle plans which depict the dispostions of the Enlish Army under Braddock during the disastrous expedition, were drawn by Braddock's aide- de-camp Captain Robert Orme and was published by Jeffery's in 1758 as a separate publication. Sabin writes: "This series of plans is extremely rare. I know of but two perfect copies---one in the possession of Mr. John A. Rice, of Chicago; the other, with Mr. William M. Darlington, of Pittsburgh, Pa." Jefferys would reissue the plates a decade later in his General Topography of North America (where they appeared as plates 46-52). As the present set does not have the General Topography plate numbers, they are from the separate publication. Orme's original journal, with the original manuscripts of the maps, is located in the British Museum. Schwartz, French and Indian War, Figure 30 (citing the plans as extracted from Jeffery's 1768 General Topography of North America); Thomson 107 (as a separate publication by Jefferys in 1758); Sabin 7212; Streeter Sale 1021; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 269; C.f. Phillips, Geographical Atlases 1196.

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        HISTOIRE DU REGNE DE LOUIS XIII, ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE [COMPLETE IN 3 VOLS]

      Paris: Chez Les Libraires Associes. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1758. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to 11" - 13" tall; xij, 691; 820 : 770. [1] pages; HISTOIRE DU REGNE DE LOUIS XIII, ROI DE FRANCE ET DE NAVARRE [COMPLETE IN 3 VOLS]. Contemp. Mottled gilt-paneled calf, spines gilt, edges stained red, red morocco spine labels; scuffed, spines rubbed, corners bumped, occasional blistering to edges, spine ends rubbed away, small areas of dampstaining on front cover. Internally crisp & clean, sound bdg. Large armorial bookplates with later covering scraped away. Plates intact under some remains. Provenance D D D'Maussabre. Apparently Royalty descended from James I & VI. Thick 20lb books. Headpieces and tail pieces. Pleasing appearance. Vol I front matter page xi is misprinted xij. .

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        Voyages Et Découvertes Faites par les Russes le long des côtes de la Mer Glaciale & sur l'Océan Oriental, tant vers le Japon que vers l'Amérique...traduits de l'Allemand...Par C.G.F. Dumas.

      2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. x, [2], 388; iv, 207, [22]index, [3]ads. large folding engraved map. contemporary mottled calf, gilt backs (some chipping & wear to extremities, some age-browning, overall a nice set). First Edition of the French Translation of the third volume of Müller's Nachrichten von Seereisen... (Sammlung Russiche Geschichte (1758)), an invaluable reference source for the history of Russian discovery and exploration in north-east Asia and along the north-west coast of America. It is the best contemporary account of Bering's first and second expeditions to Bering Strait and the western limits of North America, during which he discovered Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Müller served as a scientific associate on Bering's second voyage, 1741-42. Müller?s work also contains the substance of crucial written reports which he found in the archives in the town of Jakutsk which established that the Bering Strait had in fact first been discovered and navigated by Semyon Dezhnyov in 1648. This French translation is apparently fuller and superior to the English translation published by Thomas Jefferys in 1761. The map is a copy of the St. Petersburg 1758 issue of the Müller map (first published in 1754), which contained the first cartographic representation of what is now the Alaska peninsula. The map also confirmed the existence of a body of water between Asia and America, a subject of great controversy over the preceding two hundred years, and presented a correct delineation of the Kurile Islands. Howes M-875. Sabin 51286. Streeter VI 3462. Wickersham 6333. Wagner 614. JCB 1531 (incorrect date 1756 cited). Gagnon I 2479. Wroth, Cartography of the Pacific, p. 263. cfTPL 185, cfLande 1358, cfHill p. 206, cfLada-Mocarski 17 (1st English Edition).

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        Elemens de L'architecture Navale, ou Traité Practique de la Construction des Vaisseaux

      Paris., 1758.. b/w folding plates, eng. frontispiece. Second edition of the best 18th century work on European shipbuilding, corrected, expanded and revised. The author “was inspector general of the marine and applied his scientific knowledge to the improvement of naval construction. This is a practical treatise on shipbuilding, and gives a detailed account of the construction of a ship of 70 cannons...”—Scott 288. Polak 2860. Bound in original full mottled calf, rebacked to match, with original label. A good copy of an important book.

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        ATLAS MINIMUS, OR A NEW SET OF POCKET MAPS OF THE SEVERAL EMPIRES, KINGDOMS AND STATES OF THE KNOWN WORLD. WITH HISTORICAL EXTRACTS RELATIVE TO EACH

      London: Publish'd . . . & Sold by J. Newbery, 1758. FIRST EDITION, Second Issue. Hardcover. The 18th Century World in Your Pocket, a Remarkably Well-Preserved Contemporary Copy. 114 x 89 mm (4 1/2 x 3 1/2"). 4 p.l., followed by maps. Edited by Emanuel Bowen, Royal Geographer. FIRST EDITION, Second Issue. APPEALING CONTEMPORARY POLISHED CALF, raised bands, original red morocco title label. ENGRAVED THROUGHOUT, with frontispiece (featuring three cherubs around a large globe), title, preface leaf, index leaf, and 52 CHARMING MAPS HAND COLORED IN OUTLINE (as called for in the index). Title page with early owner's ink inscription at the top, mostly effaced. Phillips 621; NMM III, 306 (listed under Emanuel Bowen); Moreland & Bannister, p. 171; Welsh, "History of Miniature Books," p. 85. One very small hole at bottom of rear joint, small loss of patina to leather in three places (no doubt because of insects), corners just a bit bent, but the binding completely solid, still lustrous, and showing only minimal wear. Two maps with tiny, faint spot (one of them marginal), but AN EXTREMELY FINE COPY, THE MAPS CONSISTENTLY CLEAN, FRESH, AND BRIGHT. This delightful book of maps, about the size of a pack of cards, enabled an 18th century reader, probably an adolescent, to carry the world in his pocket. It opens with a twin-hemispherical world map, followed by five continental maps, and then maps of the countries and regions within the continents. Of special interest are the maps of the European settlements in the New World--there are 16 maps of the Americas in all--as well as those of exotic locales, including "Negroland" (i.e., West Africa). The preface informs us that the volume comprises "a comprehensive view of the several parts of the globe, with historical extracts on each map," these "extracts" being accounts, amounting to about 50 words each, that include information about the population, government, natural resources, and religion of the region. The publishers also state that they anticipate a commercial acceptance of the work because "no other epitome of this kind has been offered to the publick [in a form] so convenient for the pocket." (This may not have been strictly true, since in 1747, Lobeck issued a miniature atlas engraved by Lotter, and it remained popular for many years, being used, just as ours no doubt was, by pupils learning basic geography.) John Gibson (fl. 1750-92) was an important 18th century British cartographer and engraver who produced thousands of maps, but the "Atlas Minimus" was his magnum opus. He is also of interest to us today as the engraver who produced the four-sheet map of North America after the Treaty of Paris. Gibson worked with Emanuel Bowen (1693/4-1767) on both our atlas and the Treaty of Paris Map. According to DNB, Bowen made a substantial "contribution to 18th century world and British atlases" as well as "engraved charts for some of the leading hydrographers of his day," and he produced a considerable amount of material for periodicals. He also had "the distinction of being geographer to George II from about 1747 and, according to many sources (particularly Chubb), geographer to Louis XV of France." The descriptive extracts described above are characteristic of his work. While copies of the present item appear in the marketplace from time to time, one would be hard pressed to find a copy in better condition than what is seen here.

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        DESCRIPTION GEOGRAPHIQUE DES ISLES ANTILLES POSSEDEES PAR LES ANGLOIS

      Paris. 1758.. Engraved title, xii,171pp., including nine engraved views in the text, plus thirteen engraved maps and plans (eight folding). Quarto. Contemporary French calf, ruled in gilt, spine richly gilt in six compartments, leather label. Calf scuffed and edgeworn, a few chips along the spine. Leaf L3 with a small hole, affecting a few letters of text, else very clean and fresh internally. Very good. This French publication, compiled by the distinguished cartographer, Bellin, describes the British possessions in the Caribbean. The text covers the islands of Jamaica (with maps of the island, Port Royal, and Kingston and Port Antonio), Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, the Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua, the Lucayes (Bahamas), and Bermuda, with a map of each. There are also nine views in the text, mainly showing profiles of approaches to the islands, for the use of sailors. The text comprises sailing directions for the islands and the qualities of various bays, points, and towns. Issued during the French and Indian War, the work contains an unusual French map of Bermuda, and interesting coverage of other British islands. A scarce work. SABIN 4553. PHILLIPS ATLASES 3940. JCB (1)3:1174. BELL B122. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 215.

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        [Works in Greek]. Tes Ton Homerou Illiadae… [et] Tes Tou Homerou Odysseias… [Transliterated from the Greek]

      1758. An Extraordinary Copy of"One of the Most Splendid Editions" of HomerHOMER. [Works in Greek] Tes Ton Homerou Illiadae… [et] Tes Tou Homerou Odysseias… [Transliterated from the Greek]. Rurus, Quid Virtus, et Quid Sapientia Possit, Util Proposuit Nobis Exemplar Ulyssem. Glasguae: In Aedibus Academicis, Excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis Academieae Typographi, 1756-58.First edition thus, a variant unrecorded by Gaskell. Four tomes in two folio volumes (12 7/8 x 8 in; 200 x 325 mm). [2, blank], 312; 336, [2, blank]; [2, blank], 297, [1]; 336, [2, blank] pp on fine laid paper watermarked Pro Patria. Separate title pages. Lacks the general title ("Rarely found" - Gaskell), the final blank to book three, and, as usual, the half titles, otherwise complete.Contemporary full diced brown calf. Wide gilt tooled borders. Five gilt stamped raised bands. Gilt lettered and elaborately gilt decorated and ornamented compartments. Gilt rolled edges. Marbled endpapers. Minor paper flaw, not affecting text, to leaf 212 in volume one. With the bookplates of William Danby (and his dated signature), Lytton Strachey, and Roger Senhouse to the front paste down endpapers to both volumes. Mild rubbing at joints. A bit of pale foxing to a handful of leaves, otherwise a crisp, clean, fine copy, beautifully bound, extraordinary and scarce in this condition. In a cloth slipcase. "'One of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world' says Harwood, 'and I am informed that its accuracy is equal to its magnificence.' The reader, on perusing the preface, will see with what pains this sumptuous work was executed; each sheet, before it was finally committed to the press, was six times corrected by various literary men" (Dibdin)."Edited by [University of Glasgow] Professors James Moor and George Muirhead, whose prefaces are dated Ides November 1756 (Illiad) and Ides May 1758 (Odyssey). Awarded the Silver Medals of the Select Society of Edinburgh in 1756 and 1757" (Gaskell).The copy at Cambridge appears to be that submitted for judgment as an example of fine typography. Within it is a manuscript note stating: "We are of the opinion this edition of Homer's Odyssey is entitled to the prize for the best printed & most correct Greek Book," apparently signed by two of the judges.This copy is on smaller paper than the two issues noted by Gaskell, yet "it is clear that variant issues were the rule rather than the exception at the Foulis Press" (Gaskell, p. 19)."Robert Foulis (1707-1776) and Andrew Foulis (1712-1775) were at the forefront of the print trade in 18th century Glasgow and they contributed greatly to the development of Enlightenment print culture in the city…The editions of the classics produced by the Foulis brothers were renowned for their textual accuracy and the beauty of their type. Their greatest publication achievement is said to be that of a folio edition of Homer (1756-58) which contemporaries recognised as a masterpiece of literary and typographical accuracy" (Young, John R. The Glasgow Story).Based upon Danby's dated signature, the binding is c. 1772, and is quite possibly by Roger Payne: The large stemmed flower tool, the palm fronds, the roll on the edges, and the oak leaf are the same as those used by Payne during his middle and late period. However, other tools used are not found on Payne's authenticated bindings.This copy has marvelous provenance. Previously owned by William Danby (1752-1833), the extravagantly wealthy, accomplished scholar and writer of Thoughts, Chiefly on Serious Subjects (1821), Ideas and Realities, or, Thoughts on Various Subjects (1827), Extracts from and observations on Cicero's dialogues De senectute and De amicitia, and a translation of his Somnium Scipionis, with notes (1829), and Thoughts on Various Subjects (1831); Bloomsbury member, biographer and literary critic Lytton Strachey (1880-1932); and publisher Roger Senhouse (1899-1970), head of Secker & Warburg. In The Letters of Lytton Strachey edited by Paul Levy (2005), it is revealed that Strachey and Senhouse had a torrid, long-term sado-masochistic love affair. With Senhouse the sadist, the two would enact an erotic recreation of Christ's crucifixtion, Strachey blissfully absorbing the wounds. (Levy, Paul. Bloomsbury's Final Secret, in the Telegraph, March 14, 2005). Gaskell 319. ESTC T090250. Dibdin I, p. 385. Rothchild 2674.

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        THE GRANTS, CONCESSIONS, AND ORIGINAL CONSTITUTIONS OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW-JERSEY. THE ACTS PASSED DURING THE PROPRIETARY GOVERNMENTS, AND OTHER MATERIAL TRANSACTIONS BEFORE THE SURRENDER THEREOF TO QUEEN ANNE. THE INSTRUMENT OF SURRENDER, AND HER FORMAL ACCEPTANCE THEREOF. LORD CORNBURY'S COMMISSION AND INSTRUCTIONS CONSEQUENT THEREON

      Philadelphia: W[illiam] Bradford , [1758]. First Edition. Hardcover. Title page with a few repaired tears; two adjoining leaves of text lacking and supplied with facsimiles. Very Good and scarce. Folio (7-1/4" x 11-1/2") bound in contemporary calf leather with a decorative blindstamped border, recently rebacked with a new gilt-lettered and decorated spine, preserving original paste-downs and free endpapers; (4), 763 pages. Title within rule border, decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces. An important compilation of the fundamental New Jersey charters and session laws of the proprietary period (1664 to 1702), up to Lord Cornbury's commission and instructions as Royal Governor, when New Jersey became a crown colony under Queen Anne. Publication was ordered by the New Jersey Assembly in 1752, but two years were required to collect the documents to be included, while the typesetting and printing took Bradford an additional three. By the date of publication, some 170 copies had been subscribed. This title was the largest volume issued from Bradford's press and one of the largest from any eighteenth-century American press. Evans 8205; Sabin 39527. Early owner name on the title page and early twentieth century names on the front pastedown.

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        A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America ... Corrected and Improved with the Addition of the Line of Forts on the Back Settlemetns

      London: Sold by R. Sayer ... & T. Jefferys ..., 1758. Copper-engraved map, period hand-colouring. Inset map of the Ohio River, tables of distance, numerous printed notes relating to Indian tribes and geography. 20 3/8 x 26 1/2 inches. One of the most important maps of the British colonies done prior to Independence. Lewis Evans' map, titled "A General Map of the Middle British Colonies in America," shows the east coast of North America from Montreal and New England to the northern border of North Carolina, and also includes the Ohio valley in the west. The Evans map appeared in 1755, the same year as John Mitchell's famous map, with Evans drawing from his own original surveys, as well as Fry and Jefferson's 1753 map of Virginia. Evans's map acknowledges French claims to all lands northwest of St. Lawrence Fort, resulting in criticism from New York. Despite the controversy, Evans's work was influential (there were eighteen editions and piracies issued between 1755 and 1814), and was famously used by General Braddock during the French and Indian War. "By 1758 Kitchin's plate seems to have passed into the possession of Thomas Jefferys, the famous map publisher of Charing Cross, for in that year we find the map re- issued with exactly the same title as Kitchin's but with an alteration in the imprint ... Very little difference is to be observed between the issues of 1756 and 1758, but a number of new Forts on the back settlements are added in the latter ... Fort du Quesne, which was marked simply F. du Quesne' in the 1756 plate, is now lettered 'Ft. du Quesne Destroy'd 1758 now called Pittsburg'" (Stevens). This correction to this issue makes this map the earliest map to name Pittsburgh. A rare issue of a desirable map of colonial America. Stevens and Tree 30b; Klinefelter, "Lewis Evans and his Maps" in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 61, no. 7 (1971), p. 54; Stevens, Lewis Evans and His Map (London: 1905) III; McCorkle 758.3;

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        ESPECTACULO DE LA NATURALEZA o Conversaciones acerca de las particularidades de la Historia Natural. Parte VII. Tomo XIV. Que contiene lo que pertenece al hombre en sociedad.

      Joachin Ibarra, Madrid 1758 - 4ºm, port, 1h, 319p, 7 láms. despl. grab. al cobre, rastro hum. (afecta especialmente en láms.) Pergamino. - Segunda edición. Artes instructivas, La fundición de las Campanas, las proporciones, la construcción del molde., El Relox, El Comercio, Espíritu de viajar, La política o el gobierno de los pueblos, La Fábrica de los cristales de San Gobin. 1758

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        Memoires Pour Servir a L'Histoire De Brandenbourg

      Hardcover, Very Good. Paris 1758. A New Edition reviewed and increased. Volume I. Printed for the satisfaction of the public. Full leather with gold gilt lettering and design at the spine. Armorial bookplate at the front endpaper of Sir William Molesworth (1810-1855) the 8th Baronet of Pencarrow. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean leather boards and spine, book is tight and square, light shelf wear at the edges, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine.

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        La coltivazione del riso. -

      Verona, Carattoni, 1758.In-4. Pergamena del tardo ?700; insignificanti tracce d?uso. Antiporta allegorica, un ritratto f.t., e 15 tra vignette, testate, finalini e capilettera, il tutto finemente inc. in rame da Dom. Cunego su disegni di Francesco Lorenzi (1719-83, allievo di Tiepolo e Piazzetta). (8), 197, (2) pp.; lieve alone marginale verso la fine con piccolo fastidio all?angolo superiore interno delle ultime carte, altrimenti esemplare fresco e marginoso. Edizione originale della più antica opera sul riso e del miglior poema georgico italiano dopo quello di Alamanni. L?edizione è anche molto apprezzata per l'elegante veste tipografica e la finezza delle illustrazioni: infatti, sebbene non sia stata stampata a Venezia, è ampiamente descritta dal Morazzoni a p. 172. Gamba 2452. Brunet V, 498. Paleari Henssler p. 698. BING 1854.

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        Ragionamento sopra il fatto avvenuto in Bergemoletto, in cui tre donne, sepolte fra le rovine della stalla per la caduta d'una gran mole di neve, sono state trovate vive dopo trentasette giorni. -

      Torino, Stamperia Reale, 1758.In-4. Legatura del primo ?800 in cartonatura. Vignetta sul frontespizio che mostra la stalla sommersa dalla neve, 2 testatine, una con il ritratto in ovale di Re Carlo Emanuele a cui l'opera è dedicata, 2 graziosi capilettera istoriati, e due tavole ripiegate inc. in rame. (8), 165, (1) pp.; buon esemplare in barbe; lieve uniforme ossidazione della carta. Prima edizione. Per una valanga che il 19 marzo 1755 distrusse Bergemoletto nella valle Stura in Piemonte, tre donne ?in ristrettissimo spazio, con pochissimo latte, in mezzo a fetore intollerabile, coll'aria non rinnovata, vissero l'indicato tempo?. L?avvenimento suscitò molta impressione e questa relazione dello stimato medico torinese Somis è di notevole interesse per contenere la prima dettagliata descrizione di quello che è oggi noto come disturbo da stress post-traumatico. De Renzi, Storia della medicina in Italia, V, 755. Blake 426. Wellcome V, 148. First edition. This account about three women who survived 37 days trapped in a very small stable buried by an avalanche which destroyed their village in Piedmont, is a very early contribution to what is now known as post-traumatic stress disorder: «?no other publication has been located, to date, approaching the depth and detail of Somis» (Brenda Parry-Jones, Post-traumatic stress disorder: supportive evidence from an eighteenth century natural disaster, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009). Vignette on title, head-piece with portrait, and 2 engr. folding plates. Light toning of the paper but a good uncut copy bound in early 19th century boards.

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        Tavola IV: Calamari.

      Waesbergios 1758 Incisione in rame dipinta a mano di mm 440x560 su foglio di mm 505x605, tratta da Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio, opera che comprende 449 tavole raffiguranti le rarità naturali che Seba riuscì a raccogliere durante i suoi viaggi come farmacista al servizio della Compagnia delle Indie Orientali, e che collocò in una stanza della propria casa. Tale locale divenne ben presto una sorta di museo ricolmo di mammiferi, uccelli, piante, insetti, farfalle, rettili, anfibi, pesci, crostacei, conchiglie, minerali e fossili che costituirono una vera e propria attrazione per dignitari e naturalisti di passaggio. Al museo personale di Seba devono molto, tra gli altri, il Linneo per la sua classificazione del mondo naturale e Maria Sybilla Merian, per la sua grande opera sugli insetti del Suriname. Bell'esemplare con strappo di ca. 12 cm lungo il margine della battuta sinistraAnker 454; Balis 43; Fine Bird Books 106; Koninklijke Bibliotheek/Hundred Highlights 63; Landwehr 179; Nissen BBI 1825; Nissen ZBI 3793; Plesch 862; Wood 560.

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        Veduta del Tempio della Fortuna Virile

      Acquaforte firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Della serie ?Vedute di Roma?. Esemplare nel rarissimo primo stato di sette, prima dell?indirizzo dell?editore Bouchard e Gravier e dei ritocchi a bulino. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con la tipica filigrana ?cerchio e giglio?(Hind 1), con margini, consueta piega centrale verticale, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera molto rara in questa tiratura. Giovanni Battista Piranesi nasce a Mogliano Veneto o Mogliano di Mestre, vicino Venezia, nel 1720 e muore a Roma nel 1778. Si può senza dubbio considerare come il più notevole incisore del secolo, ed il maggiore artista in questa materia nel periodo che va da Rembrandt a Goya. La sua opera incisa consta di oltre 1000 lavori, realizzati dal 1743 (anno della pubblicazione della prima opera), e l?anno della sua morte. La sua produzione si può dividere in più periodi: un primo nel quale si dedica ai lavori di architettura fantastica nel quale realizza tra l?altro Prima Parte di Architetture, e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Gio. Batta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe (1743), i celebri Grotteschi (1750), oltre al suo capolavoro assoluto, le Carceri d?invenzione, pubblicate dal suo editore Bouchard nel 1750. Nel periodo successivo rivolge la sua attenzione sui lavori di archeologia pubblicando testi come : Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto (1753), Le Rovine del Castello dell?Acqua Giulia (1761), Le Lapidi Capitoline (1762), Il Campo Marzio dell?Antica Roma, Opera di G. B. Piranesi socio della reale società degli antiquari di Londra (1762), e dei lavori sul Lago di Albano, su Cori e Paestum, ma che raggiungono il massimo con Le Antichità Romane, opera in quattro volumi che unisce ai lavori di archeologia, quelli straordinari di fantasia. Un ultimo periodo caratterizza il Piranesi nel suo aspetto più commerciale di editore, quando già famosissimo realizza oltre duecento lastre decorative di antichità, raccolte nell?opera Diverse maniere d?adornare i cammini (1769) e Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi (1778). Inoltre, nel corso di tutta la sua carriera artistica, il Piranesi disegna, incide e compone quella che oggi risulta sicuramente la sua opera più imponente e magistrale, le celebri Vedute di Roma. Etching, circa 1758, signed on plate at lower right. From the series "Views of Rome". Example belonging to the extremely rare first state out of seven, before the address of the editor Bouchard & Gravier and finishing touches (engravings) were added. Beautiful proof, printed on contemporary laid paper with customary "circle and fleur-de-lis" (Hind1) watermark, with margins, usual vertical central fold, overall in very good conditions. The example of the print here presented is a rare collector's item. Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born at Mogliano Veneto or Mogliano di Mestre, near Venice, in 1720 and died in the whereabouts of Rome in 1778. Undoubtedly he can be thought of as being the most important engraver of his century and the leading artist in this field in the period going from Rembrandt to Goya. His catalogue comprises more than one thousand engravings, created between 1743 (the year in which his first work was published), and the year of his death. His output can be divided into distinct periods. In the first of these he devoted himself to depictions of imaginary architectures among which are Prima Parte di Architetture e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Gio. Batta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe [First Part of Architectures and Perspectives created and engraved by Gio. Battista Piranesi Venetian Architect dedicated to Mr. Nicola Giobbe] (1743), the famed Grotteschi [Grotesques] (1750) and, finally, his absolute masterpiece, the Carceri d'invenzione [Imaginary prisons] published by his editor Bouchard in 1750. In the following period he focused his attention on archaeology publishing works related to this topic, such as the Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto [Trophies of Octavian Augustus] (1753), Le Rovine del Castello dell'Acqua Giulia [The ruins of the Castle of Acqua Giulia...] (1761), Le Lapidi Capitoline [The Capitol Memorial Plaques] (1762), Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma, Opera di G. B. Piranesi socio della reale società degli antiquari di Londra [The Campus Martius of Ancient Rome, Work by G.B. Piranesi, member of the Royal Antiquary Society of London] (1762), together with prints depicting the Lake of Albano and the towns of Cori and Paestum. His most important work in this period is the Le Antichità Romane [The Roman Antiquities], in four volumes where archaeological documentation can be seen together with remarkable achievements of the artist's imagination. Finally, in the third and last period, Piranesi's activities were characterised, as an editor, by a more commercial flavour. By this time he was already very famous and created over two hundred decorative plates depicting antiquities collected in his works Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini [Various manners of decorating paths...] (1769) and Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal. Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi [Vases, chandeliers, funeral columns, sarcophaguses, tripods, oil lamps and ancient adornments drawn and engraved by the Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi] (1778). Furthermore, during the length of his whole artistic career, Piranesi drew, engraved and composed his most important and significant work of art, the renowned Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome], in which his professional contentment in being an architect together with a personal pride in his Venetian origins can be witnessed in the title-page, signed as ?Giovan Battista Piranesi Architetto Veneziano" ["Giovan Battista Piranesi Venetian Architect"]. Hind 46 I/VII, Focillon 817. 595 375

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        La Physique des Arbres; où il est traité de l'Anatomie des Plantes et de l'Économie Végétale: pour servir l'Introduction au Traité complet des Bois & des Forests: avec une Dissertation sur l'utilité des Méthodes de Botaniques; & une Explication....

      a Paris, Chez H. L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1758. 1758 2 voll. in un tomo in-4° (260x200mm), pp. (6), LXVIII, 306; (6), 432, (2), legatura coeva p. pelle nocciola con titolo impresso in oro su tassello rosso al dorso, adorno di filetti e di ricchi fregi floreali e vegetali in oro. Unghie decorate in oro, tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate policrome, etichetta di libreria parigina. Testatine e finalini riccamente figurati in calcografia; 50 magnifiche tavole di anatomia e fisiologia degli alberi incise su rame e ripiegate f.t. Fioriture sparse di leggera entità, ottimo esemplare nel complesso. Edizione originale di questo eccezionale illustrato botanico settecentesco, una delle opere più importanti del XVIII secolo organicamente dedicate alla dendrologia. L'opera ricapitola i risultati di 20 anni di ricerche personali compiute dal Duhamel de Monceau nel Gatinais. ll Duhamel de Monceau (Parigi, 1700-1781), agronomo ed Ispettore generale della Marina, fu membro dell'Accademia delle Scienze e della Società Reale di Medicina. Nissen, BBI, 542. Pritzel, 2468. K.F.W. Jessen, Botanik der Gegenwart und Vorzeit, n. 329. DSB, IV, 224. Graesse, II, 444. Brunet, Table, 4845. Quérard, II, 655. Poggendorff, I, 618.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Insectes traduite du Biblia Naturae de Jean Swammerdam.

      Dijon, Desventes, 1758. 4to (265 x 205mm). pp. lx, 673, with 36 folded engraved plates. Recent half calf, gilt lettered spine. Published as Tome V of the 'Collection Académique, composée des mémoires, actes ou journaux des plus célèbres Académies & Sociétés Littéraires Étrangères...'. 'Çe tome cinquieme renfermant un corps d'observations assez complet sur les insectes, & n'ayant pas encore été traduit en françois, nous offrons de le vendre séparément' (from the 'avis du libraire'). The present volume contains the entomological part of Swammerdam's famous 'Biblia Naturae' and is the first French translation. "The Biblia Naturae is the finest collection of microscopical observations ever produced by one worker ... The book is consulted by naturalists to this day. Some of the figures have never been excelled ... "(Singer). Swammerdam was able to illustrate for the first time the complex internal structures of insects, including their reproductive organs; and to demonstrate the gradual development of an insect's adult from throughout all its larval stages. Small part cut out of title page not affecting the text. A rare work. Nissen ZBI, 4058.

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        L'architettura di M. Vitruvio Pollione colla Traduzione Italiana e Comento del Marchese Berardo Galiani.

      Tip. Simoniana 1758 In folio (400x275) pagg. (8) compreso il frontespizio fig., l'antiporta allegorico, inciso da F. La Marra, pagg. XXXII, 462, (26). Scena incisa sempre da F. La Marra al capotesta, 25 raffinate tavole fuori testo raffiguranti piante di città, fortificazioni, palafitte e capanne, acquedotti, rose dei venti etc. inc. finemente in rame da Francesco Cepparuli. Testo latino in corsivo e traduzione italiana a fronte. Iniziali istoriate entro vignette e finalini, diagrammi nel testo, il tutto in silografia. Mezza pergamena con titolo su doppio tassello in pelle marrone e oro al dorso, fregi dorati. Prima edizione della traduzione del "De Architectura" di Vitruvio ampiamente commentata dall' egregio filologo Berardo Galiani, il quale partendo dalle precedenti ricerche, aggiunge le critiche e le note personali con l'intento di rivalutare Vitruvio in pieno clima illuministico; impreziosisce l'opera il ricco apparato iconografico; questa edizione portò a Galiani la nomina ad Accademico della Crusca. Bell'esemplare marginoso, fresco e genuino. Lievi spellature agli spigoli e alle cuffie. Kruft, 242," L'edizione contiene anche la prima rappresentazione iconografica del tempio di Paestum della letteratura architettonica" .Cicognara 735, "L'opera riscosse da subito il più vivo apprezzamento da parte degli intellettuali del suo tempo: l"intento critico di chiaro stampo illuminista è sottolineato dal cospicuo corpo delle note che, assieme all"apparato illustrativo, opera dello stesso Galiani, traduce l"ambizione di riportare Vitruvio al centro del dibattitosettecentesco sull'architettura".Berlin Kat. 1820. Brunet V, 1330; Riccardi, II, 618. Foxler Collection, 424. Ebhard, Vitruvianus bibl., p. 79. Berlin Katalog, 1820. Fowler, 332. Comolli, I, 269; III, 54-55 e passim. Non in Graesse. Gamba, 2500, note: "Stimatissima e ricercatissima versione, sin a tanto che altri eruditi s'accinsero a nuovi studi su Vitruvio e a nuovi volgarizzamenti". ? 2.900

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        Paradise Lost. A poem in Twelve Books & Paradise Regain'd. A poem in Four Books. To which is added Samson Agonistes: and Poems upon Several Occasions. From the Text of Thomas Newton.

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson in London. 1758.. First thus. Two volumes. 8vo (9 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches), pages(6):(18, list of subscribers)(6):416 & lxix (Life of Milton):390. Contemporary full tan calf, decorative gilt border to sides, spines gilt in compartments with lettering and numbering pieces. Headbands chipped, joints cracked, upper board of volume 1 detached. 19th Century inscription on front fly of volume 1.Internally clean and crisp.

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