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        The British Architect: Or, The Builder's Treasury of Stair-Cases

      Printed for the Author, London 1758 - Folio, 41 x 27 cm, twenty pages in text, and sixty plates. First published in 1745 as a thirteen shilling portfolio this work was destined to be the first architecture book published in America, and according to MILLARD Vol.II. p.313, " Little is known of the life of this self-styled architect, but the influence of his work in America was significant." COLVIN p.799. "Though his external elevations were more or less Palladian in character, his interior designs reflected the contemporary taste for rococo decoration. FOWLER p.274. "For example, plate L,LI, LIII show elements of the mantels found in the Brice House at Annapolis, Maryland. William Buckland who built and decorated the Brice House owned a copy of the London 1745 edition." First few leaves dampstained at upper corner head not affecting text, last few leaves frayed at same area. interior generally clean, raised bands, spine labels in red and green printed in gilt. Modern quarter brown calf and marbled boards in antique style. Later fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BRIEVE & FIDELE EXPOSITION DE L'ORIGINE, DE LA DOCTRINE, DES CONSTITUTIONS, USAGES ET CEREMONIES ECCLESIASTIQUES DE L'EGLISE DE L'UNITE DES FRERES CONNUS SOUS LE NOM DE FRERES DE BOHEME & DE MORAVIE, TIREE DE LEURS ACTES & TITRES AUTENTIQUES PAR UN AUTEUR IMPARTIAL, AMI DE LA VERITE ; AVEC XVI PLANCES GRAVEES EN TAILLE DOUCE, OU LE TOUT EST REPRESENTE AU NATUREL

      n.p. 1758 - Small octavo (4-1/2" x 7") bound in very early marbled boards with a gilt red spine label: [2], 3-87, [1], 16 folding plates. First Edition in French, published one year after the First German Edition and usually attributed to David Crantz, this history of the Moravian United Brethren was published not long after their establishment in America. The 16 folding plates illustrate various customs and rites of the Moravian missionaries including an exorcism in the West Indies; baptisms in the West Indies, Greenland, and America (Native Americans); and the Kiss of Peace with men on one side of the room and women on the other. Sabin 7935. This book was published at an early and crucial point in the history of the Moravian Church in America when it was under attack, along with its Indian converts, for treason during the French and Indian War. Title page slightly trimmed along right border; minor tears in margins of some plates. Mild chipping to spine tips but binding and contents firm. Near Fine example of a scarce title [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Geschichte der Heil. Röm. Reichs Freyen Stadt Augspurg. Aus bewährten Jahr-Büchern und tüchtigen Urkunden und schrifftlichen Handlungen gezogen Und an das Licht gegeben Durch Paul von Stetten. Zweyter Theil

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, Klett 1758 - Unter den Vignetten eine Gesamtansicht, sowie eine Umgebungskarte von Augsburg. - Innen sauber, nur die ersten Blätter schwach braunfleckig; im zweiten Teil durchgehendes kl. Einschussloch; Einband etwas berieben u. bestoßen 8 Bl. inkl. Titel in Rot- u. Schwarzdr. u. gestoch. Vign., 1204 S., mit 4 Kupfern, 26 Bl. Register Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, Kl.4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The British Architect: Or, The Builder's Treasury of Stair-Cases.

      Printed for and sold by the Author, near the George in Portland Street, Cavendish Square; by Mr. Meadows.Messrs Hitch and Hawes.and H. Piers and Partner., London 1758 - Sympathetic older rebacking, hinges mended; paper covered boards worn at extremties. Bookplate, contemporary signatures on front and rear endleaves. Mild toning to leaves, an occasional small dampstain in the margins, gutter darkened, some finger-soiling. Swan was successful enough as a carpenter and joiner to afford publication of his works at his own expense.The British Architect is the most successful and handsomest of his books. Its large-scale details were useful for drawing and working from. This book later became the first architecture book published in America, in 1775 (Harris and Savage, 862). Folio, quarter calf and marbled paper-covered boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Sacramentis ad veteres Codices recognitum & Notis illustratum.

      A. Bassanesii, Venetiis 1758 - In fol. cm. 43, p. perg. , cc. nn. 16 + pp. XXIII + 2 + colonne 992. Front. e 1^ carta ill. con stemmi, capilettera, testata. Ampi marg. Carta forte. Stampa fresca. Tagli spruzzati rossi. Lettere al d. in o. Appunti manoscritti sul front. Tracce di antichi tarletti che ledono alcune lettere e/o parole, principalmente sulle prime/ultime pag. lasciando il resto del volume quasi intatto.

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        De l'Esprit

      Durand 1758 Edizione originale. in seconda tiratura, la prima in commercio. L'opera venne infatti censurata, dapprima da Malesherbes, e po dal clero e dal parlamento. In 4°, c. nn. 2, p. XXII,643(1). Seguono 4 pagine di "Annonces, affiches, et avis divers", 38° foglio del settimanale. Ottimo esemplare. Pelle coeva con nervature, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso (piccola mancanza alla cuffia superiore). Tagli rossi. (Barbier, II, 178 - 179).

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        Verschiedene Zwiefalter und Käfer mit Hörnern. Nebst drey Kupfertafeln mit Figuren in Farben.

      1758 - Regensburg, Gebrüdern Zunkel, 1758. 4:o. (6),36,(2) pp. & 3 folded hand-coloured engraved plates. Modern reddish-brown paper covered boards with dark blue title label (bound by Johanna Röjgård). Old marbled edges. Nice copy. Nissen Die zoologische Buchillustration 3643. Plates signed by Jac. Andr. Fridrich and Fr. Schaur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        ACTA SINCERA SANCTAE LUCIAE Virginis et martyris Syracusanae ex optimo codice Graeco nunc primum edita et illustrata. Opera et studio Sanctae Panormitanae metropolitanae Ecclesiae canonici ex fidei quaesitoris, apostolicae legatiae et regiae monarchiae judicis ordinarii. Opus posthumum.

      Bentivenga,, Palermo, 1758 - in-4, pp. (6), 147, leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d. Gr. tav. ripiegata in antip. raff. la città di Siracusa con 25 rimandi. Con diverse incis. xilogr. n.t. Narrazione della vita della Santa protettrice della città di Siracusa. Testo latino, greco e italiano. Bell'esempl. [502]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Apologie de Louis XIV et de son Conseil, sur la revocation de l'Edit de Nantes

      N.p. 1758 - Caveirac, Jean Novi de. Apologie de Louis XIV et de son Conseil, sur la revocation de l'Edit de Nantes. 8vo. [2], vi, [4], 565, [1], lxiiipp. 200 x 125mm. Contemporary calf, gilt spine, rubbed. Minor worming in front cover & firstleaves, a little browning & foxing but a very good copy. Contemporary notation on title, stamp of Society of Jesus on flyleaf, & booklabel. FIRST EDITION. This famous defense of intolerance offered some very interesting observations on demography in its analysis of the political causes and effects of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre and expulsion of Protestants from France. At the time of writing the issue of tolerance had come up again, and Caveirac's work made a considerable stir. The author of the N.B.G. article on him compared it to Naude's work of similar title on science and magic. Sauvy, 'Quelques demographes ignore du XVIIIe siecle,' in Spengler, Economie et population. Les doctrines francaises avant 1800. De Bude a Condorcet (transl.of his French predecessors of Malthus;1954) 362-68. INED 3400 bis. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths or Einaudi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur L'Histoire Naturelle de La mer Adriatique.., Avec Une Lettre due Docteur Leonard Sesler Sur Une Nouvelle Espece de Plante Terrestre

      La Haye [The Hague]: Pierre de Hondt. G : in Good condition with marbled eps. Cover worn with slight spine lean. Contents firm with some light dust soiling. Illustrations bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1758. [First Edition In French]. Leather cover. 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 78pp. 11 fold out woodcuts. Translated from the Italian. .

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        OEUVRES.

      CHEZ NYON. 1758 - 10 VOLUMES PETIT IN-12 (8,7 X 14,5 X 23,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON), RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS LISSE ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE, FILET DORE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES ROUGES. AVEC UNE TABLE GENERALE ENFIN DU TOME 10. INFIMES PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, SANS AUCUNE GRAVITE, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens]
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        Traite Juridico-Politique sur les Prises Maritimes, et Sur les Moyens.

      1758 - Scarce Eighteenth-Century Treatise on Prize Law and Privateering 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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Draw Poker - Getting 'em lively. ?Three of a kind beat two pair.? Altkolorierte Lithographie v. Currier & Ives. New York, Currier & Ives 1886, 25 x 34 cm

      - Gale Research, no. 1758. # Caricature issued as part of the "Darktown comics" series.- Currier & Ives made the famous American lithographs marked with their name from 1857 to 1907.- Beautiful contemporary handcolored lithograph; slightly browned.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        UFFIZIO DELLA SETTIMANA SANTA colle Rubriche volgari, Argomenti de' Salmi, Spiegazione delle Cerimonie, e Misterj, con osservazioni, e riflessioni divote dell'Abate Dedicato alla Sacra Real Maestà di Carlo Emanuele Re di Sardegna

      Gioacchino e Salvioni,, Roma, 1758 - in-8 (mm. 210x145), pp. XXX, 598, splendida leg. p. pelle con ricchi fregi, riquadri e simboli religiosi della passione ai piatti e al d. a 5 nervi. Tagli dorati. Risguardi in carta dec. Front. a due colori con vignetta in rame col volto di Cristo. Altra vignetta in rame con stemma araldico alla dedicatoria il cui testo è ad inchiostro nero e rosso. Iniziali xilogr. ad inchiostro rosso. Final. in rame e 13 tavv. in rame inc. da vari artisti. Il testo si alterna ad inchiostro nero e rosso. Salvo qualche pagina legg. brun. splendido esempl. in pregevole legatura romana. [MM21-395]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        The naval history of Great Britain : with the lives of the most illustrious admirals and commanders, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth. . including all the great events of the present war, to the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight.,

      London, printed for James Rivington and James Fletcher; and John Hinton, 1758 - XLVIII, 271, XII, 336, XI, 339 und XI, 370 mit zusammen 4 gefalteten Karten und 11 Porträtkupfern Ex-Libris auf Spiegel, Spiegel und Vorsätze im Randbereich leimschattig, sonst guter fast fleckenfreier Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2400 18 cm, fachmänisch restaurierter Ledereinband, Innengelenke verstärkt

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        Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire des campagnes de 1756 & 1757 en Allemagne ; par L.O.H., rédigez et augmentez par M.D.V.

      Francfort, Leipzig, aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1758, - in-8, [2]-48 pp., avec 3 cartes dépl. (batailles de Lobschütz, de Prague, de Rossbach), vélin blanc rigide, pièce de titre, tranches bleues (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire.Forme l'une des parties de la grande série des Mémoires de l'Observateur Hollandais, quasi-périodique rédigé à deux mains, par Moreau et Vattel. Ici, l'intérêt se porte sur les opérations de la guerre austro-prussienne en Silésie et en Bohême. Reliée à la suite une partie du même ensemble : [CHEVRIER (François-Antoine):] Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de la campagne des troupes françoises, depuis la Convention de Closter Seiven [sic], faite en septembre 1757. Nouvelle édition augmentée d'une lettre communiquée par l'Observateur Hollandois, par rapport à la ditte convention. Francfort, Leipzig, aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1758, 32-96-64 pp. L'auteur a signé la dédicace au prince Louis de Nassau. Exemplaire du baron de Fechenbach, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes et ex-libris manuscrit au titre.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Nuevo arte de Cocina, sacado de la escuela de la experiencia.

      - B., Juan de Bezares, 1758, 15,5 x 10,5 cm., perg., 8 h. + 176 págs. (Desgarro en la portada que afecta al pie de imprenta). COCINA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Paradise Lost in twelve books Paradise Regained in four books to which is added Samson Agonistes: and Poems upon Several Occasons__From the Text of Thomas Newton D.D

      Printed by John Baskerville For J. and R. Tonson. Hardcover. 2 volumes bound in calf 15.5x23.5 cm 416 pp 390 pp spine with gilt borders forming six compartments titles gilt covers plain endpapers plain edges color speckeled pictures upon request first Baskerville edition 2 volumes large interior clean exterior in excellent shape slight splitting of leather along seam at top of front covers slight wear at tops of spine browning to edges of endpapers . . Good. 1758.

      [Bookseller: San Francisco Book Company]
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        Genealogical documents for the Duran and Torres families. Manuscripts on paper, in Spanish.

      , , @Circa 1638-1758. - Written in ink, in tidy chancery hands of the seventeenth century, with a different hand (also early) for the title on the first leaf. The first leaf of the first section of the manuscript is on papel sellado with a 68-maravedi stamp bearing the date 1638. The second manuscript is written throughout on papel sellado with a 10-maravedi stamp, also bearing the date 1638. Laid into the second work, after the fourth leaf, is an engraving (28.4 x 19.5 cm.) bearing an elaborate coat of arms (see below). (1 l. with title, 1 blank l.), (26 ll. on Duran family), (26 ll. on Torres family), (2 blank ll.), engraved coat of arms of the Torres family laid in. Folio (32 x 22.5 cm.), two manuscripts stitched together, with a nearly contemporary wrapper formed by 2 leaves. Uncut. A few stains on the upper wrapper; minor darkening at edges. Overall very good. Contemporary signatures of witnesses, etc. on final leaf of each document. Octavo-size leaf laid in with table of contents, dated 9 September 1758. ---- Genealogical documentation of the Duran family from Extremadura and the Torres family from Navarre. The title on the upper wrapper reads, "Ihs. Mª Joseph [Jesus Maria Joseph]. // Testimonios // e unas informaciones e outros instrumentos // de nobleça de la familia y linaxe de // los Duranes de la Burra [?]". Each document begins with "Francisco de Nogales en nombre del lisensiado Juan Duran de Torres abogado de la Real Audiencia ."Names mentioned in the text include Francisco Duran de Torres, father of Juan Duran de Torres, and Fuente de Cantos and Mérida (Extremadura).The engraving laid into the second work is a dark, clear impression of a plate probably executed in the eighteenth century. It includes the arms of Navarre, a double-headed eagle, two lions rampant, a crown, the motto "Nomen sempiternum dabo eis / quod non peribit, Esaie 56" ("I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off, Isaiah 56.5"). In the cartouche are the words, "Insignia Sive Stemmata Genearchae Palatij Familiaeque de Torres ex Regia Stirpo & Prosapia Navarrense Oriundi" ("Insignia or pedigree of the Torres palace [?] and family, of royal stock and Navarran ancestry"). ----

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        LITANIAE LAURETANAE AD BEATAE VIRGINIS CAELIQUE REGINAE MARIAE, LETANIA LAURETANA

      Sumptibus Joannis Baptistae Burckhart Agustae Vindelicorum. Piel. 1758. Editio Secunda. 57 grabados. 5h+82h+57 Bellíssimos grabados. Compuso en latín Xavier Dornn y la traducción al español fue realizada por José Gómez y Miquel. Profusamente ilustrado de Grabados Magníficos de Klauber, Caracterizan al estilo de los Klauber su plena identificación con los gustos de su tiempo, en las decadas centrales del siglo XVIII. Desde el punto de vista formal, domina la estética rococó, y desde los contenidos, presiden los juegos de agudeza intelectual. Muy famoso en los siglos XVIII y XIX por su gran belleza. Segunda versión latina. Muy Raro. Ref 13 Biblioteca A.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

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        FRENCH AND INDIAN CRUELTY; EXEMPLIFIED IN THE LIFE AND VARIOUS VICISSITUDES OF FORTUNE, OF PETER WILLIAMSON, A DISBANDED SOLDIER. CONTAINING A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS AND DRESS OF THE SAVAGES...A SUMMARY OF THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE SEVERAL PROVINCES OF PENNSYLVANIA (INCLUDING PHILADELPHIA), NEW YORK, NEW ENGLAND...FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR IN THOSE PARTS, PARTICULARLY THOSE RELATIVE TO THE INTENDED ATTACK ON CROWN POINT AND NIAGARA, AND AN ACCURATE AND SUCCINCT DETAIL OF THE SIEGE OF OSWEGO

      Glasgow. 1758.. iv,112pp. Early half calf and marbled boards, black gilt morocco label. Boards rubbed, worn at spine ends. Bookplate on front pastedown, lengthy annotations on front free endpaper. Internally clean. Very good. In a chemise and half blue morocco slipcase. The self-styled "third edition, with considerable improvements," issued the year after the superlatively rare first, of what Vail calls "the most popular of all Indian captivities." Peter Williamson was born in Scotland, but was kidnapped and sold into bondage in Pennsylvania when he was eight years old. His master proved kind and ultimately his benefactor, leaving Williamson enough money to marry and establish himself on a farm near the forks of the Delaware. In 1754 he was captured by Indians, probably Delaware, held captive for three months, and submitted to various tortures and humiliations. Escaping in January 1755, he joined the army and was first sent to Boston, then with the expedition to defend Oswego. When Oswego was captured by the French, he was wounded and taken prisoner. Ultimately he was paroled and sent to England, arriving in November 1756. Williamson's narrative is vivid and detailed, deserving of the interest and editions it evoked. It served as a model for many later narratives, and numerous fictional treatments stole details from it. One of the earliest obtainable editions, the first existing in only a few copies. VAIL 526A. SABIN 104469. AYER 317. HOWES W500, "b."

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        Mémoires pour servir à l"histoire générale des finances.

      Londres: Louis Pierre Mortier, à la Belle Image, 1758 - Première édition, 2 volumes in-12; T.I: [ii], xcii, 163p.; T.II: [ii], 316p. Reliure d"époque en veau moucheté, dos lisse orné, gardes marbrés, coupes ornées. Petit manque de cuir au plat inférieur T.II, accroc à la coiffe supérieure du T.I. et mouillure en coin aux pages 149 à 163, autrement en très bon état. Intéressant essai sur l"histoire financière de la France. Le premier volume traite de l"administration des finances depuis les temps anciens, en passant par Rome, les rois carolingiens et le moyen-âge jusqu"à la mort de Louis XIII qui laissa "les finances dans un désordre qui enfanta tous les malheurs de la minorité de son successeur". Le second volume traite de la situation sous Louis XIV et Louis XV. L'un des principaux agents de la diplomatie secrète de Louis XV, le chevalier d'Eon gagna la faveur de l'impératrice Elisabeth de Russie sous l'identité d'une femme, devint sa lectrice et la gagna aux vues de Louis XV. Il fut par la suite exilé en Angleterre sous la pression de ses ennemis à la Cour, jaloux de son influence auprès du roi. La question du sexe du chevalier, qui s"habilla tantôt en homme, tantôt en femme, fut longtemps douteuse, mais un procès-verbal de son autopsie après sa mort à Londres en 1810 assure "avoir trouvé les organes masculins parfaitement conformes".

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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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tab XCV (95), Tomus III

      Amsterdam 1758 - Albert Seba (1665-1736). Copperplate engraving with original hand color from Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri, Tomus III. Published in Amsterdam by Waesberg, 1758. Paper size: 19 1/2"x24 3/4" Condition: Very Good. Albert Seba’s magnificent “Thesauri” is a catalogue of his personal natural history collection, an immense conglomeration of specimens of a number of exotic plant and animal life. The son of a Frisian peasant who became rich in the service of the Dutch East India Company, Seba was an apothecary practicing in Amsterdam when he began to collect. His scientific interests and curiosity motivated him to amass this collection on a series of travels to the East and West Indies, and from purchases he made of specimens collected by travelers the world over. Many of the snakes, plants, fish and shells illustrated and described in his “Thesauri” were based on the specimens Seba collected in this “cabinet of curiosities.” In fact, many of the extravagant designs of the engravings were copies of the arrangements of the specimens in the drawers of his cabinet and the walls upon which he hung his collection, which in this way became a sort of predecessor of the modern museum. The collection was a valuable source to European natural historians, many of whom would not have had the opportunity to travel to the far flung destinations where the specimens originated. It is documented, for example, that Carolus Linneas visited the collection when he was in Amsterdam. These fine engravings made Seba’s unparalleled collection accessible to a much wider spectrum of enthusiasts, and modern viewers, too, can appreciate the stylized compositions and near-abstract quality of their fanciful compositions.

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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

      Amsterdam 1758 - 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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        Recherches et Considérations Sur Les Finances De France , Depuis 1595 Jusqu'en 1721

      Liège 1758 - (4), 435 (1) pp; (4), (407), (1) pp.; (4), 324 pp.; (4), 431, (1) pp.; (4), 395, (1) pp.; (4), 400 pp. Il manque 3 Tableaux dépliants, il y en a 34 sur les 37 ( certains disent 36 ) que compte l'édition . Excellente reliure les dos sont très frais ( Kress , 5692 ne donne pas le détail des tableaux de l'edition in-12 ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      De l'imprimerie de Didot, A Paris 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dominici Vandelli Philosophi Ac Medici Dissertationes Tres. De Aponi Thermis: de Nonnullis Insectis Terrestribus, & Zoophytis Marinis, & de Vermium Terrae Reproductione, Atque Taenia Canis

      Patavii [Padua]: Jo Baptistae Conzatti. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Contents firm. Plates bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1758. [First Edition]. Vellum cover with ties. 240mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 167pp + index. 6 folding engraved plates. Text in Latin. .

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Effect Of the Writ of Habeas Corpus, The great Bulwark of British Liberty, Both at Common Law, and under the Act of Parliament. And Also Into the Propriety of Explaining and Extending that Act [etc.]. The Second Edition

      Printed for C. Henderson under the Royal Exchange [etc.], London 1758 - Modern 1/4 speckled calf, gilt, some browning and paper repairs, else a good copy, 30 pages; seven copies in ESTC, none in a law library The uncommon second edition of the principal (if brief) work of Charles Pratt, later Lord Camden, designed to support his legislation seeking to expand the coverage of habeas corpus to all (not merely penal) instances of illegal confinement [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Baccanali. Bertoldo, Bertoldino e Cacasenno.

      Dalla Volpe., Bologna. 1758 - 4 tomi in 2 voll., in 16°, m. pelle no coeva. 3 tomi di Baccanali: pp. XVI + 272 + cc.nn. 4 + pp. 291 + cc.nn. 4 + pp. 289. UNITO: Bertoldo, Bertoldino e Cacasenno, Genova, Ferrando, 1838, pp. 331, antip. con inc. di Armanino. I 3 tomi dei Baccanali sono arricchiti da un'antip. con inc. raffigurante la medaglia del Baruffaldi di A. Bulzoni su dis. di Stefano Figatelli. Gr., tutti e tre i front. presentano inc. di Fabri. L'opera è , inoltre, impreziosita da 67 piccole inc. - tra testate e finaline , una tra tutte quella raffigurante piazza S. Marco in Venezia - tomo II, pag. 191. Carta e stampa fresche. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'esprit

      Paris: Chez Durand, 1758. First edition, second issue. 4to (9-3/4 x 7-1/4 inches). [4], xxii, 643, [1] pp. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with red leather label, marbled endpapers and edges. Upper joint starting but solid, half-title with small stain at outer edge, overall a fresh, crisp copy. Smith E.1B . First edition of the last major work of the French philosopher and encyclopédiste, Helvetius, DE L'ESPRIT (On the Mind) was condemned by the Church and the Sorbonne for its uncompromising atheism, regarded as dangerously revolutionary by the Court of Louis XV, and publicly condemned by Parliament. A follower of Locke's empiricism, Helvetius's work was an important development in the history of utilitarian thought, and both Bentham and Mill were strongly influenced by Helvetius' elaboration of a theory which saw mankind as the product of his environment and his education. The first issue of the first edition is very rare: Smith locates only 15 copies. Although the second issue of the 1758 quarto is not as rare as the first, it should be noted that only one copy of the First edition has appeared at auction (in ABPC) since 1975, and that copy was the first issue; no copies of the second issue have appeared for 30 years

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        De L'Esprit

      Durand, Paris 1758 - 3 vols. 12mo. Pp 379; 338; 252, 24. Full calf, raised bands. Lacking the title labels to vols1 & 2. An exceptionally sound, tight and clean copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        c. 1750 HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL ITALIAN MILITARY MANUSCRIPT BOOK: OFFICER TRAINEE'S VADE MECUM

      Italy 1758 - On offer is a super 1750s handwritten Italian manuscript book of militaria which appears to have been an officer in training's vade mecum notebook or journal as evidenced by an extensive three page 'Tavola' [Table] of Contents with chapters on military protocol, etiquette, theory, tactics and practice +++. This 250+ year old manuscript is bound in simple, though charming, beige colored thick card stock with a fold over flap and a very interesting binding on the spine. Both covers are blank with no writing, titles or designs with the exception of the letter "T" handwritten on the back cover. The text paper is of premium quality with a partial watermark discernible. As to authorship and ownership the only clues are on the last pages wherein our author made some personal notes including references to "Capitan Tenente [Lieutenant Captain], 10 Giugno 1758 and with a name "Nicolo Enzzo Savio[?]." Researchers with a facility for Italian will most assuredly be able to fill in the blanks. The book has one page preface, three page 'Tavola' of contents and then 158 pages of writing + 11 blank pages for a total of 175 pages. [The author hand numbered and miss-numbered the pages twice at pages 68 (for one extra page) and page 105 (for two extra pages) but stopped numbering at page 158.] There are also a number of stubs of paper having been cut or torn out but no evidence of any writing or ink anywhere on the stubs. The last page of text does seem to conclude this manuscript. 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" soft cover. Overall VG. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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        Trattato di miniatura

      Galleazzi, Milan 1758 - Trattato di miniatura ~ Per imparare facilmente a dipingere fenza Maestro ; e la dichiarazione di molti Segreti perf are i più bei Colori colla maniera di far l'oro brunito, l'oro in conchiglie, e la vernice della china. A Milan, Galleazzi, 1758. In-12, 1 vol., 156 pp., vélin à rabat époque, 166 pages. Pour apprendre facilement à peindre sans Maître, révélation de nombreux Secrets pour faire les plus belles couleurs. Manière de faire l'or bruni, l'or en coquilles et les vernis de Chine. Description of the book: Galleazzi, Milan, 1758. Vellum. State: Very good. In-12. Trattato di will miniatura ~ Per imparare facilmente has dipingere fenza Maestro; E the dichiarazione di molti Segreti perf are I più EIB Colori stuck will handle di far the oro brunito, the oro in conchiglie, E the vernice della clouded. At Milan, Galleazzi, 1758. In-12, 1 flight., 156 pp., vellum with reduction time, 166 pages. To easily learn how to paint without Master, revelation of many Secrecies to make the most beautiful colors. Manner of making browned gold, gold in shells and varnishes of China. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung anatomischer Tafeln nebst einer Erklärung derselben und einem kurzen Begriff der Hebammenkunst wodurch die von ihm herausgegebene Abhandlung der Hebammenkunst und seine Sammlungen verschiedener Wahrnehmungen erläutert werden. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Georg Leonhard Huth. Und in Kupfer gestochen und verlegt von Johann Leonhardt Seeligmann. - Tabulae anatomicae.

      bey Johann Josef Fleischmann,, Nürnberg, 1758 - Nürnberg, bey Johann Josef Fleischmann, 1758. Gross-Folio. Titel, 41 S. Mit 39 gestochenen Tafeln. Etwas späterer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch-H. V, 306. - Blake 420. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe mit deutsch-lateinischem Paralleltext. "Mit Recht gilt Smellie als der Vater der natürlichen Geburtshilfe . seinen Anschauungen entsprechend stellt er das Leben der Mutter weit höher als das der Frucht .". Und zum vorliegenden Buch: "Ein ausgezeichnetes Werk, classische Zeichnungen von meisterhafter Ausführungen, die den strengsten Wissenschaften sowie den künstlerischen Anforderungen entsprechen" (Hirsch). Smellie, über dessen Herkunft nur wenig bekannt ist, gilt als der wichtigste englische Geburtshelfer. Er wurde vor allem durch seine Erkenntnisse in der Geburtsmechanik bekannt. - Titelblatt alt gestempelt und mit alt hinterlegtem grösserem Eckausriss (minimaler Textverlust). Alle Tafeln durchgehend fingerfleckig, mit vereinzelten kleinen Einrissen an den Rändern. Mit kleinem Besitzerstempel "W. Pfeilsticker" auf den Innendeckeln. Auf starkes Büttenpapier gedruckt. Einband beschabt und bestossen. Sprache: Deutsch Etwas späterer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DE L'ORIGINE DES LOIS, DES ARTS ET DES SCIENCES, ET DE LEURS PROGRÈS CHEZ LES ANCIENS PEUPLES. [3 volumes].

      1758 - A Paris, Chez Desaint & Saillant, 1758. Trois volumes in-quarto (209 X 256) veau fauve, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges, coupes filetées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; TOME I : XXVIII pages (dont faux-titre, titre en rouge et noir, préface), 401 pages, 3 planches dépliantes et un tableau chronologique dépliant in fine ; TOME II : VIII pages (dont faux-titre, titre en rouge et noir, table), 438 pages, tableau chronologique dépliant in fine ; TOME III : VIII pages (dont faux-titre, titre en rouge et noir, table), 368 pages, 2 feuillets non paginés (errata, approbation & privilège), 6 planches dépliantes et un tableau chronologique dépliant in fine. Quelques petites restaurations aux reliures. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cette somme d'histoire antique, véritable modèle d'historiographie critique pour l'époque. Elle contient 9 PLANCHES dépliantes qui représentent toutes des monuments antiques égyptiens et trois tableaux chronologiques dépliants. Elles ont été gravées sous la direction de Pierre PATTE (1723-1814), architecte, graveur et écrivain d'art français, élève de Boffrand, et qui travailla pour Diderot aux planches de l'Encyclopédie. Antoine-Yves GOGUET (Paris, 1716-1758), érudit et jurisconsulte, s'adonna avec passion à l'étude de l'histoire du droit et entreprit, avec son ami Alexandre FUGÈRE, qui partageait ses goûts, la rédaction de ce REMARQUABLE OUVRAGE, plusieurs fois réédité. C'est un livre plein d'érudition, de recherches, et d'une critique aussi judicieuse que profonde. (Grand Larousse du XIXe, Tome VIII, 1350-1). "Divisé en trois parties, l'ouvrage traite séparément du gouvernement, des arts et métiers, des sciences, du commerce et de la navigation, de l'art militaire, et enfin des m?urs et des usages. L'état de chacun de ces objets à différentes époques est présenté d'une manière complète ; des faits discutés avec autant d'érudition que de bonne foi servent toujours de base aux raisonnements" (Michaud). Cette ?uvre qui influença GIBBON fut traduite dans plusieurs langues et eut une grande diffusion au début du XIXème siècle, avant d'être oubliée. Chaque volume contient les sous-titres suivants : 1. Depuis le Déluge jusqu'à la mort de Jacob. - 2. Depuis la mort de Jacob, jusqu'à l'établissement de la royauté chez les Hébreux. - 3. Depuis l'établissement de la royauté chez les Hébreux, jusqu'à leur retour de la captivité. L'ouvrage contient également un intéressant chapitre sur les HISTORIENS CHINOIS par M. Le Roux des Hautes-Rayes, fameux sinologue et contributeur de l'histoire de la Chine du Père de Maillac. (BRUNET, II, 747 - GRAESSE, III, 106 - KRESS LIBRARY, 5695). BEL EXEMPLAIRE dans sa reliure du temps, avec les gravures en PARFAIT ETAT. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        USO DE LOS GLOBOS, Y LA SPHERA. Traducido de frances en castellano, extractado, y aumentado por los cathedraticos de mathematicas de la Universidad de Salamanca el doct. D. Diego de Torres Villarroel, y el Doct. D. Isidoro Ortiz Gallardo, y Villarroel.

      Imp. por Eugenio García de Honorato y S.Miquel. Salamanca, 1758 - . 19,5 cm. [16], 100, [16] pág. (estas últimas de tablas con el papel algo tostado). Enc. pergamino de época, con una pequeña falta restaurada en la cubierta anterior y en la lomera. Entre las pág. preliminares y la núm. 1, va intercalado en dos hojas manuscritas de época una "Noticia curiosa. Regla que siguen los marineros, buenos pilotos". * Palau 353438 dice que esta obra "dio motivo para intentare al claustro de Salamanca la expulsión de los dos catedráticos". Astronomia, cosmologia Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español

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        A Treatise on Ventilators

      London: Richard Manby, 1758. Hardcover. Good. 2 vols in 1: v, 111, 346, index. 21 cm. 4 engraved plates present and some diagrams within text. First edition. Half leather with original publisher's boards. Extremely worn - much leather has perished. Hinges tender. Pencil notations front endpapers. Former owner's name on title page. Tear to preface page. Foxing within. Occasional small tear or folded corner. Large parts of former fold-out plates missing and a fifth plate is torn out. The first book on ventilation. Hales devised a ventilator and coined the term himself. His invention was meant to let air into jails, mines, churches, hospitals, ship holds, etc. at a time when it was believed health was endangered by poor air. A pioneer in public health, Hales discussed such topics as preserving corn by ventilation, keeping gunpowder dry, drying hops and malt, the danger of swathing infants, infections, quarantines, smoking chimneys, cucumber frames, lace-makers, causes of scurvy, how scalding hot tea is unwholesome, freezing wine, etc. Both sections indexed.

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        A Voyage to South-America: Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces, &c. on that extensive Continent. Interspersed Throughout with Reflections on the Genius, Customs, Manners, and Trade of the Inhabitants; together with The Natural History of the Country. And an Account of Their Gold and Silver Mines.

      Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, London 1758 - First edition in English. In two volumes. xvi, (8), 509pp + 3pp of advertisements; (6), 420, (18)pp. Full marbled calf decorated in gold on the sides and the edges, spine lettered and elaborately decorated in gold, marbled edges and endpapers. Seven copper engravings, six of which folding (with maps of Carthagena, Porto Bello and Lima). Some wear to extremities, short tear with small loss to the front board of volume I, internally very clean. A very good set. Sabin 36813. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise of Fluxions. By Israel Lyons, Junior

      Printed by William Bowyer 1758 - Later antique style quarter calf and brown cloth backed boards with gilt lettered leather title-piece within raised bands at spine; binding firm, flat and tight with just some moderate wear at the joints and some rubbing to the spine label, which is also faded; contents in very good shape: clean and fresh with just a moderate amount of dust dulling at the title-page; endpapers and text not showing any pen-marks, damp stains or worming; also, not from a library so no such stamps or labels; size: 8vo (210mm x 140mm); collation: pp. xxiii, [1], 269, [1, errata], [2, ads.] and 7 fold-out plates. Note: ESTC T106786 collates just three plates whereas this copy has seven. Also note: only 500 copies printed. Written when Lyons was only 19-years-old. Later, in 1773, he was chosen to be the astronomer for the North Pole voyage led by Constantine Phipps. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters in answer to some queries sent to the author, concerning the genuine reading of the Greek text, I Tim. iii. 16. Now first published on occasion of Sir Isaac Newton's two letters to Mr. Le Clerc, lately published.

      York: printed by C. Ward 1758 - 42,[2]p.; 8ø. With a final advertisement leaf. Disbound. A fine copy. First edition. L, Cq, E, Llp; CU-BANC in ESTC on-line. Wallis, Newton and Newtoniana 344. The final leaf advertises Mawer's Conspectus, see above. A philological discussion of a biblical phrase traditionally translated as "God was manifest in the flesh." Isaac Newton had written a letter on the same subject in 1690, which he gave to John Locke, along with another letter, asking that the two be published anonymously. In 1692, nothing having been done, Newton decided to suppress the letters. In 1754 they were first printed, from the copies in Locke's hand discovered in a library in Holland, as Two letters of Sir Isaac Newton to Mr. Le Clerc, in Holland. The former containing a dissertation upon I John, v.7. The latter upon I Timothy, iii. 16. Published from authentick MSS. The four letters by Mawer printed here had been written between 1738-9. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Veduta del Tempio della Fortuna Virile

      Rome 1758 - Hind 46 First State.John Wilton-Ely 162From the important series \"Veduta de Roma\"\"Temple of Virile Fortune is now thought to be the Temple of Portunus\" (John Wilton-Ely)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and \"like Callot makes great use of the swelling line\" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi\'s own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings. San Fran

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        The Natural History of Iceland

      A Linde, London 1758 - pp xx, 207 plus a folding map of Iceland. Bound in contemporary vellum. Some foxing to last page. Front inside hinge starting to split. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Four Last Years of the Queen-Published from the last Manuscript Copy, Corrected and Enlarged by the Author's Own Hand

      London: Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, 1758 - Swift wrote the History in 1713, but was repeatedly dissuaded from publishing it during his lifetime First edition. 8vo. xvi, 392 pp. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked . Near fine. Teerink 809; Rothschild 2186 [Attributes: First Edition]

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