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        A Method Of Breaking Horses And Teaching Soldiers To Ride. Designed For Use Of The Army.

      J. Hughs., London. 1762 - Viii + 128 pages + 3 folding plates. This 2nd edition has been revised and enlarged from the 1761 1st. Original calf boards and endpapers, front hinge fragile and stringing showing. Original morocco label, the largest of the folding plates showing horse tackle for the bridle has been folded wrongly and several fold/crease lines more than normal, a thumb print on the edge of the final plate and a couple of pages also have the odd light handling mark. Hand-made laid paper. *Dedicatory to the King. And contents show how to; How to get horses to stand fire + Lying Down in water + To leap all obstacles + Basic mounting and reigning in + getting men firmly horse bound + Disregard dead horses, To stand quiet when being shot at, etc. + passages on Horse Shoeing and general management. A Firm enough and good to Vg copy. Small octavo (smaller than the Abe explanation of sizes, but bound in 8's, hence octavo). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Printed as tey are to be sung or said in Churches. WITH: The Liturgy of the Church of England. Illustrated with Fifty Nine Historical and Explanatory Sculptures, Engraved by Mess. Ravenett, Grignion, Scotin, Cannot, Walker and W. Ryland. Published according to Act of Parliament. WITH: The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others. WITH: A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes used in Churches. By N. Brady, D.D Chaplain in Ordinary and N. Tate, Esq. Poet-Laureat to His

      Cambridge & Birmingham, John Baskerville/London, Edward Ryland 1762/1755/1762/1762 - 4 works in 1 binding, Book of Common Prayer: (34) (356), Liturgy: (frontispiece) (2) p. and 57 engravings, Psalms 1: (90), Psalms 2: (104) p. Fine Tortoisehell Binding with 2 clasps, 8 corner-pieces, 4 hinges and a head- and tailband, all made from gilded silver, and a gilt-edged text block, 8° (Some pages are slightly browned. The work is kept in a custom made leather covered case. A beautiful copy of an English Church Book, containing the Book of Common Prayer illustrated with 59 engravings, the Psalms by Sternhold and Hopkins and a new version of the Psalms by Brady and Tate. Bound in an attractive mid-19th century binding of black with ochre coloured flamed tortoiseshell with gilded silver double clasp, 8 corner-pieces, 4 hinges and a head- and tailband. The silverwork bears no marks and is decorated with a matching cut-out design, featuring various ornaments and little flowers. The use of tortoiseshell as a book binding material became populair in the 17th and 18th century and was mostly used for binding religious texts, small Bibles, prayer books, and gift books for the wealthy middle class. The material came from exotic marine turtles and was valued due to its beauty, shine and rarity -the name tortoiseshell can therefore be misleading because the material has nothing to do with land tortoises-. A firm and complete copy bound in a flawless and very richly decorated binding.) Dijstelberge, P. (2011). Papieren pracht uit de Amsterdamse Gouden Eeuw, p. 69-71 / Noordwijk, B. van (2006). Zondags Zilver. Drie eeuwen versierde kerkboekjes, p. 209-217 / Noordwijk, B. van (n.d.). Boek, band en beslag, p. 23 / Noordwijk, B. van (2013). Zilver voor de Zondag. Boecxkens met Pragtigh Sluytwerck, p. 177-189 / Rijkelijkhuizen, M.J. (2010). Tortoiseshell in the 17th and 18th Century Dutch Republic, p. 96-106 / Storm van Leeuwen, J. (2006). Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century Volume I, p. 118 / Vidler, K. (2005). Conservation of a tortoiseshell book cover, in Conservation Journal Summer 2005 Issue 50 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Epistolae familiares. Ed. Nikolaus von Wyle. Daran: Oratio de laudatissima Maria.

      42 Zl. 348 unnum. Bll. Holzdeckelband zur Hälfte mit braunem blindgeprägtem Lederbezug u. zwei Schließen. 23 x 17 cm. GW M33699 Hain/Cop. 156 BMC II, 442 Pr. 2107 Goff P 720 BSB-Ink P 523 IGI 7778 u. Corr. Oates 1040 u. 1041 Pell. 95 Polain 3179 Voull., Bln. 1762. - Noch relativ frühe Ausgabe der erstmals 1473 erschienenen vertraulichen Briefe des bedeutenden Humanisten, von besonderem Interesse sind die auf Böhmen, Ungarn, Polen und die Türkei bezüglichen Schreiben (vgl. Apponyi I, 9: De puerorum educatione an König Ladislaus). - Schließbänder erneuert. Das Leder gering beschabt, die Holzdecken etwas wurmspurig. Vorsätze erneuert. Einige Bll. mit kl. Wurmspuren im breiten weißen Rand.

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        Commentarius ad Primos Viginti et Unum Psalmos Quo Singulorum Argumentum Tempus et Hypothesis Explicandi Inprimis Studiose Inquiritur, Eorumque Partes Continua Paraphrasi et Selectis Observationibus Illustrantur

      Gulielmi Coulon, Leovardiae 1762 - 6 vols.: 751; 804; 860; 855; 809; 846 p. 22 cm. Half leather with speckled paper boards. Chips in spine ends, particularly vols. 1 and 6. Some scuffing and wear to edges. Corners bumped. Bookplate of Thomas S. Wickes on front pastedown endpapers. Small ink notation on front free endpaper on vol. 1. Crack at p. 488 vol. 3. Writing in pen pp. 95-100 vol. 6. Light foxing. Majority of pages bright and clean. Latin text. Herman Venema was a Dutch Calvinist. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems on Several Occasions

      London, Printed For J. Tonson And B. Linton, 1762. 1st Edition in this form. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting gilt-blocked Morocco labels. An exceptional set; of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 1 pages; Description: 2 v. Plates. 30 x 23 cm. Subjects; English literature - 18th century. First published 1720.

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        CREMONA Distinto Rapporto delle Dipinture che trovansi nelle Chiese della Città, e Sobborghi di Cremona By Anton-Maria Panni

      1762. PANNI, Anton-Maria. Distinto Rapporto delle Dipinture che trovansi nelle Chiese della Città, e Sobborghi di Cremona. XXIV (i.e., 20), 214, [2] pp. 8vo., 171 x 120 mm, bound in contemporary carta rustica, sewing visible along spine. Cremona: Nella Stampa del Ricchini, 1762.

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        \"Tabula Geographica sistens Territorium ... Civitatis Svevo=Hallensis\".

       Altkol. Kupferstich von Homann Erben, dat. 1762, 46,5 x 55,5 cm. Zeigt sehr genau den Großraum Schwäbisch-Hall. Oben links Titelkartusche, rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Landkarten

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        Thesaurus Sacrorum Rituum Auctore Rev. Patre D. Bartholomaeo Gavanto ... Cum Novis Observationibus, Et Additionibus R. P. D. Cajetani-Mariae Merati ... [Tomus Primus Complectens Omnia Gavanti Commentaria in Rubricas Missalis Romani .......]

      Venetiis : Ex Typographia Balleoniana, 1762. Ninth Edition. Publisher's device to the title. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, full calf. Raised bands, compartments uniformly tooled. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Scans and additional detail on request. ; 1 pages; Editio novissima, ceteris omnibus correctior, et locupletior. Cui, praeter quadringenta circiter alia Decreta, quae sive ante, sive post editam a Merato seriem usque in praesens ab eadem Sac. Rit. Congregatione emanarunt, addita sunt ex ipsomet Gavanto... Editio novissima, ceteris omnibus correctior, et locupletior. Physical desc. : 3 v. In 2 ; fol. [....Tomus secundus complectens omnia Gavanti Commentaria in rubricas Brevaiarii Romani ... Tomus tertius complectens praxim dioecesanae Synodi, et visitationis, et manuale episcoporu]

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        Compendium physicae experimentalis conscriptum in usus academicos.

      Lugduni Batavorum, (Leiden), S. &. J. Luchtmans, 1762.. Royal octavo. Pp. (ii), 515, (1). Plus 14 folding engraved plates, bound at end. Hardcover, bound in contemporary patterned paper-covered boards, rubbed and chafed in places, lettering-piece to spine, chafed, slight worm activity in paste-downs, some small dampmarks at blank margin. In a very good condition. Charming copy, clean interior, fine plates. ~ First edition. Petrus van Musschenbroek (1692-1761). A Dutch scientist. Was professor in Duisburg, Utrecht, and Leiden, where he held positions in mathematics, philosophy, medicine, and astrology. He is credited with the invention in 1746 of the first capacitor, the Leyden Jar. He wrote many books of importance, among them ?Elementa physicae? (Napoli, 1745) and ?Introductio ad philosophiam naturalem? which was published posthumously in 1762. His books were translated into Swedish, Spanish, Italian, German and English. It is assumed that only the first 136 pages of the Compendium were written by Musschenbroek, the remainder was written by Johannes Lulofs who edited the work. See: Bierens de Haan 3503. See also: ?The History of Science in the Netherlands: Survey, Themes and Reference? (van Berkel, van Helden, Palm).

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        I riti nuziali degli antichi romani. Per le nozze di Sua Eccellenza Don Giovanni Lambertini e Donna Lucrezia Savorgnan.

      Bologna, Lelio dalla Volpe, 1762. cartonato coevo, copia in barbe ma dorso con difetti, in-folio (cm. 37) pp. (16)-XXIV-75 (1). Famosa antiporta figurata con la citt? di Bologna sullo sfondo, incisione a piena pagina con i ritratti degli sposi, due capolettera istoriati, 11 finalini e 10 grandi testate; tutto inciso in rame. L'autore delle note ? Mons. Floriano Malvezzi e la lettera di dedica di Lorenzo Beccatelli. Cfr. Canterzani e Cicognara (1780).

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        The India directory, or, directions for sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the interjacent ports of Africa and South America ... Fifth edition.London, Wm. H. Allen & Co. (back of title-pages: printed by J.L. Cox & sons), 1841-1843. 2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary calf.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 73; Sabin 33047 (vol. 2 other ed.?); for the author: Cook, "Horsburgh, James (1762-1836)", in: ODNB (online ed.). Revised and expanded fifth edition of a massive navigational directory, with exhaustive information on the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea, and the Arabian (Persian) Gulf. Including detailed entries on Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi ("Abothubbee") and Bahrain, not only covering navigational details, but also the inhabitants, pearl fishery, geography, commerce etc., and shorter entries on islands such Sir Bani Yas, Zirku etc. For this edition "much additional information on the coast of Arabia, the Persian Gulf, the River Indus, and the Maldiva Islands, has been added from the admirable surveys conducted under their authority by the officers of the Indian Navy" (preface). It was compiled chiefly from recent journals of ships employed by the East India Company, by James Horsburgh (1762-1836) hydrographer and chart maker to the Company. With the owner's inscription of Capt. Seward P. Emmons (1825-1922) and one or two annotations in the margins. Slightly browned throughout, some occasional spots, a few minor smudges and a small piece of paper of ca. 1 cm., accidently stuck to p. 97 of volume 1 (in the margins), otherwise in good condition. Bindings with some minor restorations to the hinges, but otherwise very good. A massive navigational directory.

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        PADERBORN. - Karte., "Carte de L'evéche de Paderborn avec une Partie de Westphalie, de Waldec, du Landgraviat de Hesse- Cassel, du Duché de Brounsvic, de l'Abb: de Corvey et du Comte Lippe".

      Altkol. Kupferstich bei T.C. Lotter, 1762, 47 x 55,5 cm. Zeigt das Bistum Paderborn. - Links oben Titelkartusche, rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen. Nordrhein-Westfalen, Landkarten

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        Rechtliche Wiederlag der von Tit. Hr. General Wirzischer seits neulich in dem Druk erschienenen so genannten gründlichen Information, betrefend ein bezahlte Schuld von 2000. Spanischen Thaleren, samt angehängten Beweisen, das diese Schuld an die Hrn. Creditores nur einmal mit vieljährigem Zinß erstlichen á 8. pro Cento, und nachgehends nach geschlossenem Accord halb 8. und halb 5. vor hundert seye bezahlt worden.

      Lucern: Heinrich Aloysi Hautt, 1762 - 44 S. Äußerst seltene Dokumentation über den Rechtsstreit zwischen dem Schweizer General Wolfgang Ignaz Wirz von Rudenz und den Erben eines Oberlieutenant Beßler über eine Zahlung von 2000 spanischen Talern an Beßler, die Wirz von Rudenz nicht nachweisen konnte, da ihm zwischenzeitlich die Quittungen geraubt worden waren. (Siehe auch: Anton Küchler: Chronik von Sarnen, Sarnen: J. Müller, 1895, S. 232 ff., insb. S. 236). Buch in schlechtem Zustand. Kein Einband, prov. fadengehefteter Buchblock. Titelblatt und erste Seiten lose. Materialverlust an unteren Seitenrändern v.a. bis S. 10, kein Textverlust. Erhaltungszustand ab S. 13 besser. Seiten zwar randknittrig und teils stockfleckig, Papier aber fest. Dennoch ist eine Restaurierung des Buches ratsam. Weitere Fotos und Informationen auf Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 530 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gaetano Zompini (1700-1778) Maler, Portrait

      [1762], [Venedig] 1762 - Porträt / Portrait, original Radierung / original etching, von und nach Alessandro Longhi (1733-1813), Blatt ca.: 29,5 x 41cm Aus: Compendio delle vite de' pittori veneziani istorici etc. Venedig 1762, Alessandro Longhi (1733-1813) Thieme/Becker XXIII, 355 f. de 500 Grafik

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        Die redende Thiere über menschliche Fehler und Laster bey ruhigen Stunden lustig und nützlich zu lesen. 8°. Frankfurt u. Leipzig 1759-1763. Enth.: Zehendes Gespräch zwischen einem Raben und einer Hauß-Otter. 4. Aufl.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig 1762. Gest. Frontisp., 110 S. (S. 97-110 Ausriss d. unteren Blattecke mit etwas Textverlust). Eilftes Gespräch zwischen einem Eichhörnlein und einer Turtel Taube. (Bei Frontispiz u. Titelblatt untere Blattecke ausgerissen, daher Impressum unleserlich). Gest. Frontisp., 78 S. Zwölftes Gespräch Zwischen Einem Lamm und Einer Biene. Frankfurt u. Leipzig 1752. Gest. Frontisp., 80 S. Dreizehendes Gespräch zwischen einem Meer-Schweinel und einer Aglaster. 4. Aufl. Frankfurt u. Leipzig 1763. Gest. Frontisp., 78 S., Vierzehendes Gespräch zwischen Einem Ziegenbock, und Einem Pfau. 4. Aufl. Franckfurt u. Leipzig 1756. Gest. Frontisp., 118 S. Funfzehendes Gespräche zwischen Einem Igel und Einer Gans. 2. Aufl. Frankfurt (Druckfehler: Franckfure) u. Leipzig 1750. Gest. Frontisp., 125 S. Sechzehendes Gespräch zwischen Einer Ameiße und Einem Holtz-Wurm. Franckfurt u. Leipzig 1759. Gest. Frontisp., 134 S. Sieben- und achtzehendes Gespräch zwischen Einer Fledermauß, und Einer Nacht-Eule. 4. Aufl. Frankfurt u. Leipzig o. J. Gest. Frontisp., 102. S. Lederband d. Zeit, mit rahmenförmigen Streicheisenlinien a. d. Einbanddeckeln u. schwarzgeprägter Beschriftung, Schnitt rotgefärbt, berieben, rechte obere Ecke d. Vorderdeckels stärker bestoßen, Leder am unteren Kapitale etw. abgelöst, mit Fehlstellen infolge Wurmfraß, Seiten großteils etw. gebräunt, erstes Frontispiz u. Titelblatt teilw. lose, einige Blätter randrissig. Mit Besitzvermerken v. alter Hand am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt u. vorderen Frontispiz verso, hinterer Innendeckel mit Zahlen v. alter Hand bekritzelt. GV 117,200. Hayn-Gotend. VII,633f. Meusel: Verst. Schriftsteller 11,281f. - R. (1716/17-1174), ein guter u. fleißiger Jurist, der sich jedoch einige Unregelmäßigkeiten u. Betrügereien zu Schulden kommen ließ, die ihm sogar Gefängnisstrafen eintrugen, war zudem ein fleißiger Schriftsteller, als \"philosophischer u. witziger Kopf\" mit Talent zur Satyre, verfasste er, meist anonym oder unter Pseudonymen, eine große Zahl von Schriften. Ebenfalls teilw. von ihm verfasst sind die, in 43 Stücken u. verschiedenen Auflagen 1745-1761 erschienenen, kulturhistorisch interessanten, \"Redenden Thiere\". Vorliegende 10-18. \"Gespräche\" sind komplett, mit allen (das tägl. Leben d. Zeit anschaulich illustrierenden) Frontispizen vorhanden. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Literatur

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        Praktische Anweisung zur Pastellmahlerey. Geschrieben von Georg Christoph Günther, Pastellmahler und Kupferstecher in Nürnberg.

      Nürnberg, Christoph Weigel, 1762. - Ca. 20 x 16,5 cm. 4 Blätter, 134 Seiten, 1 Blatt Register, mit 6 (davon 2 kolorierten) Kupfertafeln. Erste Ausgabe. Die kolorierten Tafeln mit einem Verzeichnis der Pastellfarben. Eine zweite Auflage erschien 1792. Einband gering berieben, Titelblatt mit Tintenfleck. Hübsch gebundenes und bemerkenswert wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Brauner Kalblederband der Zeit auf 5 echten Bünden mit goldgeprägter Rückengestaltung, Farbschnitt, Lesebändchen und Kleisterpapiervorsätzen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Accession of Henry VII (to the Revolution in 1688) In six volumes

      London: Printed for A. Millar in the Strand, 1762. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover. Size: quartos. This is Hume's greatest work on the history of England. Written in installments while Hume worked as a librarian in Edinburgh, this work quickly became a bestseller and gave him financial independence. Originally published in 1754, it has since gone through over 100 editions. Not everyone liked Hume's History though - Thomas Jefferson was deeply critical of the set and banished it from the University of Virginia Library. The title pages of volumes three through six state "A new edition, corrected" but list the same publishing information as volumes one and two. All volumes are bound in full leather with title and volume labels to spines. The hinges of three volumes have been crudely repaired with cord loosely sewn through the board and spine. Heavy rubbing to boards, spines, and title labels. Wear to edges, spine ends, corners, and hinges of all volumes. All boards remain attached, but some are a little loose. Tears and losses to leather on boards, spines, and corners of most volumes. Interiors are clean overall with occasional ink stains, minor damp stains, and spots of foxing. Mathmatical equation in ink to rear endpage of volume one. The free endpapers of volume II are nearly detached. The front free endpaper of volume III is missing. Pen marking to rear endpaper of volume IV. The front free endpaper of volume V is nearly detached. Volume I: 424 pages; Volume II: 446 pages; Volume III: 404 pages; Volume IV: 338 pages; Volume V: 464 pages; Volume VI: 452 pages plus index. This is a large, heavy set and may require an additinonal shipping fee. ENG/052217.

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        SCHWÄBISCH-HALL. - Karte., "Tabula Geographica sistens Territorium ... Civitatis Svevo=Hallensis".

      Altkol. Kupferstich von Homann Erben, dat. 1762, 46,5 x 55,5 cm. Zeigt sehr genau den Großraum Schwäbisch-Hall. Oben links Titelkartusche, rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen. Baden-Württemberg, Landkarten

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. Albrecht Carl Seutter nach Vigilius Greiderer b. T.C. Lotter, "Germania seraphico-Obervans".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1762, 47,5 x 58 Ritter, Die Welt aus Augsburg, p. 44. Zu Greiderer siehe ADB 49, p. 532f. - Sehr seltene Karte der Franziskanerklöster in Deutschland, erstmals 1751 bei Seutter erschienen, hier im 2. Zustand mit der Verlegeradresse T.C. Lotter; reicht von Schleswig im Norden bis Istrien im Süden, von Saint Omer im Westen bis Danzig im Osten, mit drei Insetkarten: Umgebung von Königsberg, Umgebung von Riga und Slavonien; die dekorative Titelkartusche unten links mit Bildnissen von Heiligen; von sehr guter Erhalung.

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        Prospetto della Scala che da Piazza di Spagna conduce alla chiesa e convento della SS.ma Trinità, sul Monte Pincio principiata soto il glorioso Pontificato d'Innocenzo XIII e terminata sotto la S. M. di Papa Benedetto XIII

      Roma 1762 - Splendida veduta prospettica di Piazza di Spagna. L'incisione fa parte di una serie di 37 vedute che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò a Francesco Panini (1738 - 1800) tra il 1763 e il 1779. Incise da diversi artisti, tra cui Giuseppe Vasi, le tavole circolarono separatamente. Esemplare nel primo, con l'indirizzo della Calcografia camerale che è abraso nel secondo stato. Acquaforte e bulino, restauro sul margine bianco destro, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Beautiful perspective view of Piazza di Spagna. The plates is from a series of 37 views that the Calcografia Camerale published with the drawings with the drawings commissioned to Panini between 1763 and 1779 including different artists, plates that were sold separately, without grouping in a book. Example in the first, bearing the address of Calcografia Camerale, abraded in the second state. Etching and engraving, restoration on the right white margin, not affecting the image, otherwise in excellent condition. Rare. Scalabroni, 402 Dimensioni 675 470mm

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        Commentarius ad Primos Viginti et Unum Psalmos Quo Singulorum Argumentum Tempus et Hypothesis Explicandi Inprimis Studiose Inquiritur, Eorumque Partes Continua Paraphrasi et Selectis Observationibus Illustrantur

      Leovardiae: Gulielmi Coulon, 1762. Hardcover. Good. 6 vols.: 751; 804; 860; 855; 809; 846 p. 22 cm. Half leather with speckled paper boards. Chips in spine ends, particularly vols. 1 and 6. Some scuffing and wear to edges. Corners bumped. Bookplate of Thomas S. Wickes on front pastedown endpapers. Small ink notation on front free endpaper on vol. 1. Crack at p. 488 vol. 3. Writing in pen pp. 95-100 vol. 6. Light foxing. Majority of pages bright and clean. Latin text. Herman Venema was a Dutch Calvinist.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau; darunter Gesamtansicht gegen Südwest ('Ulm eine considerable Freye Reichs Statt in Schwaben').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Matthäus Seutter b. Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg, n. 1762, 49,5 x 57 Vgl. Fauser 14452. - Perfekter altkolorierter Zustand in kräftigem Druck!

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        1. Posticum Panthei 2. Reliquiae Xysti M. Agrippae, adharentes Pantheo 3. Reliquiae Thermarum ipsiusi Agrippae

      Roma 1762 - Acquaforte, 1762, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. La tavola è la numero XXIV della serie "Il Campo Marzio dell’Antica Roma". Magnifica prova, dalla prima edizione dell'opera, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con ampli margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sebbene pubblicata solo nel 1762 questa fondamentale opera, che appare come una delle più complesse del Piranesi, veniva già annunciata dall’artista nelle Antichità Romane, delle quali, secondo il Focillon, può essere considerata come il quinto tomo. La vicende del Campo Marzio si intrecciano con l’amicizia con lo scozzese Robert Adam, al quale l’opera è dedicata. Adam era giunto a Roma nel 1755 e ben presto aveva conosciuto Piranesi, forse per mezzo del comune amico Charles-Louis Clerisseau, trovando nella comune passione archeologica la base di una reciproca stima, che continuò anche dopo il ritorno dell’architetto Londra. Fu proprio Adam che, durante le ricognizioni dei resti dei monumenti del Campo Marzio, suggerì al Piranesi l’idea di realizzare una mappa dell’intera area, che inizialmente doveva essere inclusa nelle Antichità, e poi finì per costituire la base di un progetto ben più ambizioso, dando alla luce questa importante opera. Negli scritti iniziali l’autore annuncia lo scopo di questo lavoro, affermando la volontà di voler tracciare la storia di questa vasta area compresa tra il Tevere ed i colli, cercando di ricostruirne la conformazione ed il volto. Egli sottolinea la difficoltà di tale lavoro di ricostruzione, poiché l’antico Campo Marzio ha coinciso con l’area più intensamente popolata e riedificata della città dal medioevo all’epoca attuale, non nascondendo il margine di ipoteticità insito nell’opera. Il risultato è che l’attendibilità dei risultati rimane quanto mai problematica, sia per la pionieristica ricerca archeologica del tempo, sia per la carica visionaria che porta l’artista e l’architetto a superare di slancio i limiti della realtà storica progettando il passato in funzione del presente, portando il genio artistico a prevalere di gran lunga sull’archeologo, conferendo senso e vigore a tutta l’opera. Plate XXIV from Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma by Piranesi, published in 1762. The etching shows the back of Pantheon, Remains of Covered Portico, Remains of Baths of Agrippa A fine impression from the early roman edition, wide margins, in very good conditions. Altought published in 1762, the genesis of this ambitious work extended back into the previous decade. Significantly, as an exercise in speculative archaeology executed with contemporary architects in mind, the work originated in the highly productive relationship between Piranesi and Robert Adam. Not only was the folio dedicated to the British architect, but much of its material was assembled during Adam's studies with Piranesi in Rome between 1755 and 1757. According to the considerable dedicatory preface, the author's objective was to examine the customs and environment of a vanished society through the study of its architectural remains. The end product was a remakable series of hypothetical reconstructions, presented in plan, elevation, and perspective, in which Piranesi's imaginative faculties were stretched to the full. Il Campo Marzio opens with 33 pages of learned discussion of literary authorities with parallel text in Latin and Italian. There follows a group of maps showing, stage by stage, the evolution of this site from primitive beginnings in the marshy site bounded by the curve of the Tiber to a densely monumental townscape of the utmost complexity and grandeur. The climax is provided by the virtual fantasy of the Ichnographia, a vast six-plate purportedly representing the Campus Martius under the empire. The Ichnographia is supported by 37 plates of vedute and detailed surveys in which Piranesi presented the raw material on which this speculative act was based, often using the cramatic technique of isolating monumental fragments from the accretions of the medieval to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE GENERAL GAZETTEER: Or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary.

      - Containing a description of all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, provinces, cities, chief towns, forts, fortresses, castles, citadels, seas, harbours, bays, rivers, lakes, mountains, capes, and promontories in the known world; together with the government, policy, customs, manners, and religion of the inhabitants. The extent, bounds, and natural productions of each country; and the trade, manufactures, and curiosities of the cities and towns; their longitude, bearing and distances in English miles from remarkable places; as also the sieges they have undergone, and the battles that have been fought near them, down to this present year. Including an authentic account of the counties, cities, and market-towns in England and Wales; as also the villages with fairs, the days on which they are kept according to the new stile; as well as the cattle, goods, and merchandizes that are sold thereat. Pp. viii+xxxii+[732], printed double column, 9 folding maps, head & tailpiece decorations, errata & addenda sheet at end; early polished calf, the spine ruled in gilt with gilt lettered red morocco title label, boards with double gilt rule border, lightly scuffed and rubbed, edges and spine worn, the upper joint cracking, spine slightly chipped at extremities; all edges sprinkled red; hinges cracked, armorial bookplate of Sir Edward Blackett on upper pastedown, later owner's bookplate on upper free endpaper, the upper free endpaper and title page almost completely detached, scattered light foxing, soiling, and minor wear & tear (including a marginal paper repair and a few small edge chips or splits); printed for J. Newbery, London, 1762. First edition. *Dr. Richard Brookes (c. 1695 - c. 1766) was the compiler of numerous works on medicine, surgery, natural history, and geography, most of which were reprinted several times. The \i General Gazetteer , his most popular work, went through at least 18 editions. The first folding map (of the world) includes a partial coastline of New Holland. Sir Edward Blackett (1719-1804), MP, was High Sheriff of Northumberland from 1757 to1758. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Considérations sur les corps organisés

      First Edition. 2 vignettes title drawn by Picart. Cardboard to Bradel nineteenth black. Parts securities orange calf. Small friction cap. Nice copy. Work on capital generation and embrylogie, one discovers the hypothesis of chromosomes but also the influence of the environment. Bonnet there perfected his thesis that there be any previously latent in nature, and the embryo is already in the seminal fluid, and the generation is only the simple development of the germ, that small, developed by nutrition; the seed already contains everything that will be developed. Although Bonnet develops extensions and consequences of this fundamental premise, it does not prevent it from penetrating the mysteries of embryology and fertilization. The germ theory of seeming a balance between spontaneous generation and the generation, it appears a solution to the theoretical impasse led spontaneous generation that contradict the observations in which Bonnet has great finesse. Cap is not only interested in mammals but largely to plants and earthworms. Librairie Alain Brieux label. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Marc Michel Rey à Amsterdam 1762 in-8 (13,5x22,5cm) XLII (4) 274pp. et XX, 328pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Enumeratio tirpium plerarumque, quae sponte crescunt in agro vindobonensi, montibusque confinibus.

      Vindobonae, Ioannis Pauli Kraus, 1762, 8vo (cm. 10,5 x 17) legatura in piena pelle coeva con titoli e fregi al dorso (qualche lieve spellatura), pp. (4), 315, (7) con nove tavole incise in rame (di cui 8 ripiegate). Prima edizione. Jacquin (1727-1817) fu un allievo di Jussieu, ed in seguito direttore ai Giardini Reali di Schonbrunn. Per ordine di Francesco I and˜ nelle Indie Occidentali ed in Sud America alla ricerca di nuove piante, e sotto la sua direzione i giardini reali acquistarono una grande rielvanza scentifica. In quest'opera fornisce il primo elenco di piante native nella regione di Vienna, secondo la nuova nomenclatura linneana. Hunt n. 572; Prtzel I-360; Plesch 385; Stafleu 568.

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        A Practical Treatise of Husbandry Wherein are Contained, Many Useful and Valuable Experiments and Observations in the New Husbandry

      2nd edition, 1762. Corrected and improved. Strongly bound in contemporary full calf. Five raised bands. Lettering label in red, gilt. Two small abrasions on back board and some rubbing to the corners. Occasional foxing, especially on the end papers. Ownership name shaved from title page without text loss. Quarto. Title page in two colours, with a folding bedding chart engraving and six numbered multi-image plates. The last chapter has observations on the weather during the years 1755 and 1756. pps xxiv,489 pages + a six page index. An attractive tight copy [small chip with loss to the head of the spine]

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        Abhandlung von Bäumen, Stauden und Sträuchen welche in Frankreich in freyer Luft erzogen werden. Erster Theil. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, und mit vielen neuen Anmerkungen vermehrt, durch Carl Christoph Oelhafen von Schöllenbach.

      Nürnberg, J. M. Seligmann, (1762). 45 n.n. + 258 + 1 S. OLd. Einer von zwei Bänden. Apart. Mit acht ganzseitigen Tafeln sowie 111 in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen und einem Wappen. - Besitzsign. a. Schmutztitel u. T., St. a. Schmutztitel, stockfleckig, tlw. fleckig, Ebd. berieben, Gbrsp. - Versand D: 7,00 EUR Botanik; Land- u. Forstwirtschaft

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        Autograph Document, Signed ("E. A. Holyoke"), and Manuscript Medical Prescription

      Salem, [MA] 1762 - 2 pp. pen and ink on paper. 6-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches, 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches. AN EARLY PIONEER OF SMALL POX VACCINATION. These items offer a quaint glimpse of a beloved New England Physician. Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829), the son of Rev. Edward Holyoke (1689-1769) and Margaret Appleton, was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts on August 1, 1728. Holyoke moved with his family to Cambridge, when his father was appointed president of Harvard, and graduated from the college in 1746. After a brief tenure as a school teacher, he apprenticed himself to a physician in Ipswich. He later opened his own practice in Salem where he gained his greatest notoriety as an early pioneer in small pox treatment and prevention during an outbreak in 1777. During his lifetime, he would serve as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, was awarded the first M.D. degree given by Harvard Medical School, and spent six years as president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Holyoke continued to practice medicine in Salem until 1821, and was honored by the town during a tribute at the Essex House on his 100th birthday. 1. Autograph Document, Signed. To Capt. Thos. Dean. Reading: "Sir, please send by the bearer an hundred w. of your best white powder sugar, in two separate 1/2 hundreds: - and an hundred w. of your best & whitest Brown Sugar - to your humble sevt. E.A. Holyoke"2. Prescription listing four ingredients, including "camomilla" and "gentian" with the directions: "Steep in one quart maderah & take a glass every noon" Old fold, minor soiling, stains, very good 2 pp. pen and ink on paper. 6-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches, 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A. Pons Aelius absque recentibus ornamentis. B. Reliquiae Sepulchri Aely Hadriani Imp. Sine operibus, quae hodie Castra Sancti Angeli dicuntur ostensae

      Roma 1762 - Acquaforte, 1762, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Della serie Il Campo Marzio dell’Antica Roma. Magnifica prova, dalla prima edizione dell'opera, impressa su carta vergata coeva con tipica filigrana del "doppio cerchio e giglio con lettere CB" (ove presente), con ampli margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sebbene pubblicata solo nel 1762 questa fondamentale opera, che appare come una delle più complesse del Piranesi, veniva già annunciata dall’artista nelle Antichità Romane, delle quali, secondo il Focillon, può essere considerata come il quinto tomo. La vicende del Campo Marzio si intrecciano con l’amicizia con lo scozzese Robert Adam, al quale l’opera è dedicata. Adam era giunto a Roma nel 1755 e ben presto aveva conosciuto Piranesi, forse per mezzo del comune amico Charles-Louis Clerisseau, trovando nella comune passione archeologica la base di una reciproca stima, che continuò anche dopo il ritorno dell’architetto Londra. Fu proprio Adam che, durante le ricognizioni dei resti dei monumenti del Campo Marzio, suggerì al Piranesi l’idea di realizzare una mappa dell’intera area, che inizialmente doveva essere inclusa nelle Antichità, e poi finì per costituire la base di un progetto ben più ambizioso, dando alla luce questa importante opera. Negli scritti iniziali l’autore annuncia lo scopo di questo lavoro, affermando la volontà di voler tracciare la storia di questa vasta area compresa tra il Tevere ed i colli, cercando di ricostruirne la conformazione ed il volto. Egli sottolinea la difficoltà di tale lavoro di ricostruzione, poiché l’antico Campo Marzio ha coinciso con l’area più intensamente popolata e riedificata della città dal medioevo all’epoca attuale, non nascondendo il margine di ipoteticità insito nell’opera. Il risultato è che l’attendibilità dei risultati rimane quanto mai problematica, sia per la pionieristica ricerca archeologica del tempo, sia per la carica visionaria che porta l’artista e l’architetto a superare di slancio i limiti della realtà storica progettando il passato in funzione del presente, portando il genio artistico a prevalere di gran lunga sull’archeologo, conferendo senso e vigore a tutta l’opera. A fantastic view from Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma. A fine impression from the early roman edition, printed on contemporary laid paper with "double encircled fleur de lys" watermark, wide margins, in very good conditions. Altought published in 1762, the genesis of this ambitious work extended back into the previous decade. Significantly, as an exercise in speculative archaeology executed with contemporary architects in mind, the work originated in the highly productive relationship between Piranesi and Robert Adam. Not only was the folio dedicated to the British architect, but much of its material was assembled during Adam's studies with Piranesi in Rome between 1755 and 1757. According to the considerable dedicatory preface, the author's objective was to examine the customs and environment of a vanished society through the study of its architectural remains. The end product was a remakable series of hypothetical reconstructions, presented in plan, elevation, and perspective, in which Piranesi's imaginative faculties were stretched to the full. Il Campo Marzio opens with 33 pages of learned discussion of literary authorities with parallel text in Latin and Italian. There follows a group of maps showing, stage by stage, the evolution of this site from primitive beginnings in the marshy site bounded by the curve of the Tiber to a densely monumental townscape of the utmost complexity and grandeur. The climax is provided by the virtual fantasy of the Ichnographia, a vast six-plate purportedly representing the Campus Martius under the empire. The Ichnographia is supported by 37 plates of vedute and detailed surveys in which Piranesi presented the raw material on which this speculative act was based, often using the cramatic technique of isolating monumental fragments from the accretions of t [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Li Regni di Sicilia e Sardegna, colle adiacenti Isole di Corsica, Elba, Malta, e Liparee, o di Vulcano, non men che parte delle spiagge settentrionali dell Africa, e delle meridionali d Italia.

      a spese degl Eredi d Homann, Norimberga 1762 - Coloritura coeva all acquarello. Una scritta di antica mano al margine bianco superiore. Ottimo esemplare. Incisione originale su rame (cm. 56,5x47 più ampi margini).

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        I fasti d'Imeneo nelle nozze degli Dei e nel nobile ed eccelso Signor Senatore Conte Gio. Francesco Aldrovandi Mariscotti colla nobil Donna la Signora Marchesa D. Lucrezia Fontanelli. Pubblicati in occasione del primo ingresso di esso Signor Senatore al Gonfalonierato di Giustizia.

      S.t, 1762. In 4°, cart. muta, pp. XCII + 2 cc.nn. + 2 inc. di cui 1 in antip. Capilettera. Diverse testate e finaline. Mende alla cop. Legatura lenta. Il vol. contiene le nozze di : Giove e Giunone, Nettuno e Anfitrite, Plutone e Proserpina, Apollo e Calliope, Cupido e Psiche, Titone e Aurora, Peleo e Teti, Bacco e Arianna.

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        Ducatus Pomeraniae cum magna Maris Balthici Et Provinciarum Ad Nexarum Parte Ad delineationem novissimam sculpsit et excudit Matthaeus Seutter Geograph. August. - Anjezo in Verlag bey Ioh. Michael Probst, Chalcogr in Augsp.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Matthäus Seutter b. Johann Michael Probst d.Ä. in Augsburg, n. 1762, 49 x 56,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 463 (Johann Michael Probst the elder, 1727-1776. Publisher in Augsburg. Son of Johann Balthasar Probst . in 1762 he bought half of Matthäus Seutter's copperplates and maps from the widow of Albrecht Carl Seutter. Worked with Seutter & Lotter. After his death the firm was continued by his widow and sons under the name 'Johann Michael Probst'. .). - Zeigt Vor- und Hinterpommern. - Oben rechts im Kartenhimmel übergroße fig. Titelkartusche (koloriert) u. 2 Wappen; unten rechts Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger und Putten.

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        L' Afrique Divisee En Ses Principaux Etats

      [Paris]: 1762 - Engraved, hand colored, decorative cartouche, ample margins, 43.7 x 30 cm (17 1/2" x 12"). A couple of sturdy old repairs, stain in top margin, not affecting image, left edge with small chip; otherwise very good, bright and with a strong impression. Janivier was a French geographer that was active in the second half of the 18th century. According to Norwich and Tooley, Janivier produced a series of maps in 1760, and collaborated in an Atlas Moderne in 1762 and 1771.The present map is number 28 from that atlas. This rather handsome engraved map, which has full color, appears to present the cartographic knowledge of Africa in the mid 18th century. The map is fairly accurate, and shows the only settlements in southern Africa, and also features a few Hottentot tribes. The cartouche, which is in the lower left part of the map, shows a few tress, a leopard stalking, and a crocodile near the bottom. Norwich 104. Tooley p. 59.

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        Traité anatomique de la chenille qui ronge le bois de saule, augmenté [.] d'une description de l'instrument et des outils dont l'auteur s'est servi, pour anatomiser à la loupe et au microscope

      1762 - de XXII, (2), 40, 616 pages La Haye, Pierre Gosse, Daniel Pinet et Marc Michel Rey, 1762, in-4, de XXII, (2), 40, 616 pages et 19 planches, demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné, Première édition. "La monographie de Lyonnet sur la chenille reste, aujourd'hui encore, parmi les meilleurs recherches anatomiques" (Garrison and Morton, 305). Le présent traité, que l'on peut considérer comme le triomphe empirique de l'oeil de l'observateur en histoire naturelle, est entièrement dévolu à la description particulièrement minutieuse des muscles, nerfs, bronches, coeur, viscères et aux fils de soie des chenilles ; toutes les représentations anatomiques ayant été dessinées puis gravées par Lyonnet lui-même. "He believed, first, that the world and all its creaturea are a vast cipher and, second, that the duty of man is to decode it. He found the natural world to be as intricately, precisely, and richly designed as a word by a Dutch artist ; and he believed taht the more this great design was elucidated, the rgreater would be man's reverence for the Designer. The tasks of breaking the code by tracing the design to its last perfect detail was therefore perhaps the one supremely worthwhile thing to do." (DSB, VIII, p. 580). Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la Lettre à M. Le Cat qui donne la description du microscope (la planche le figurant sert ici de frontispice) utilisé par Lyonnet pour ses observations et descriptions anatomiques, et de l'explication des figures I à VIII. Ces deux addenda sont placés directement après la préface conformément à l'avis au relieur qui clos l'ouvrage. Quelques feuillets roussis, sinon bon exemplaire grand de marges et propre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Emile, ou de L'Education, par J. J. Rousseau, Citoyen de Genève.

      chez Jean Néaulme, A Amsterdam 1762 - 4 vol. in-12 de (2)-VIII-(2)-466-(6) pp. ; (4)-407-(1) pp. ; (4)-381 pp. ; (4)-455 pp., veau havane marbré, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Edition publiée l'année de l'originale. Cinq figures par Eisen gravées par Legrand, Longueil et Pasquier. Les gravures sont celles qui ont illustrées l'édition originale. Bon exemplaire. Coiffes de tête légèrement usées. McEachern II, 1A, p. 73 ; Gagnebin IV, 1868 ; Cohen-De Ricci, 903. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gaetano Zompini (1700-1778) Maler, Portrait

      [Venedig] [1762] Porträt / Portrait, original Radierung / original etching, von und nach Alessandro Longhi (1733-1813), Blatt ca.: 29,5 x 41cm Aus: Compendio delle vite de\' pittori veneziani istorici etc. Venedig 1762, Alessandro Longhi (1733-1813) Thieme/Becker XXIII, 355 f. Versand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Sepolcro di Cecilia Metella or detto Capo di Bove fuori della porta di S. Sebastiano su l antica via Appia

      Roma 1762 - Filigrana con giglio. Ottimo esemplare in nitida impressione. Hind 67, I/V. Focillon, n. 772. Acquaforte originale (cm. 62x44 più ampi margini). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Port vieux de Toulon

      1762 - Acquaforte e bulino, datata e firmata in lastra in basso al centro. Buona prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, alcuni restauri perfettamente eseguiti, tracce di colla la verso, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. La tavola deriva da uno dei celebri dipinti di Joseph Vernet, ed è incisa a 4 mani dal Cochin e da Jacques Philippe Le Bas. È grazie al patrocinio di M. de Martigny, Direttore degli Belli Arti e fratello di Madame de Pompadour, che aveva a quel tempo tutte il favore di Luigi XV, che Vernet ha ottenuto del Re un ordine per 24 dipinti dove poteva dare tutta la misura del suo talento: la rapprezentanza dei porti della Francia. La moda di grandi composizioni rappresentando i marine è cominciata. Nel 1753, l'artista dipinge due Vedute del porto di Marsiglia che gli valgono l'anno successivo l'ammissione all'Accademia Reale di Parigi. Terminò il suo lavoro, dopo ben 12 anni di viaggio per le città francesi, nel 1765. Etching with engravings, signed and dated at lower center. A good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, some expert repairs at the back, otherwise in good condition. This plate is engraved by Cochin & Jacques Philippe Le Bas, after a painting by Joseph Vernet. Vernet was commissioned by Louis XV in 1753 to paint fifteen views of the main ports of France, and given the exceptional title of "peintre des marines de sa majesté". He spent twelve years travelling around the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Channel coasts with his family and servants in tow. The country was at war with England at the time, and Louis specifically requested that the artist show off the economic activities and maritime strength of France, which Vernet did to much acclaim. The majority of the paintings are in the Musée de la Marine in Paris. Dimensioni 750 540mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Reliquiae substructionum Busti Caesaris Augusti, ab Imp. Aureliano adhibitarum pro Urbis moenibus. 1. Pars earumdem substructionum injuria temporum inclinata, dictaque, Muro Torto. 2. Porta Populi 3. Collis è regione praeruptionis

      Roma 1762 - Acquaforte, 1762, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Della serie Il Campo Marzio dell’Antica Roma. Magnifica prova, dalla prima edizione dell'opera, impressa su carta vergata coeva con tipica filigrana del "doppio cerchio e giglio con lettere CB" (ove presente), con ampli margini, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sebbene pubblicata solo nel 1762 questa fondamentale opera, che appare come una delle più complesse del Piranesi, veniva già annunciata dall’artista nelle Antichità Romane, delle quali, secondo il Focillon, può essere considerata come il quinto tomo. La vicende del Campo Marzio si intrecciano con l’amicizia con lo scozzese Robert Adam, al quale l’opera è dedicata. Adam era giunto a Roma nel 1755 e ben presto aveva conosciuto Piranesi, forse per mezzo del comune amico Charles-Louis Clerisseau, trovando nella comune passione archeologica la base di una reciproca stima, che continuò anche dopo il ritorno dell’architetto Londra. Fu proprio Adam che, durante le ricognizioni dei resti dei monumenti del Campo Marzio, suggerì al Piranesi l’idea di realizzare una mappa dell’intera area, che inizialmente doveva essere inclusa nelle Antichità, e poi finì per costituire la base di un progetto ben più ambizioso, dando alla luce questa importante opera. Negli scritti iniziali l’autore annuncia lo scopo di questo lavoro, affermando la volontà di voler tracciare la storia di questa vasta area compresa tra il Tevere ed i colli, cercando di ricostruirne la conformazione ed il volto. Egli sottolinea la difficoltà di tale lavoro di ricostruzione, poiché l’antico Campo Marzio ha coinciso con l’area più intensamente popolata e riedificata della città dal medioevo all’epoca attuale, non nascondendo il margine di ipoteticità insito nell’opera. Il risultato è che l’attendibilità dei risultati rimane quanto mai problematica, sia per la pionieristica ricerca archeologica del tempo, sia per la carica visionaria che porta l’artista e l’architetto a superare di slancio i limiti della realtà storica progettando il passato in funzione del presente, portando il genio artistico a prevalere di gran lunga sull’archeologo, conferendo senso e vigore a tutta l’opera. A fantastic view from Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma. A fine impression from the early roman edition, printed on contemporary laid paper with "double encircled fleur de lys" watermark, wide margins, in very good conditions. Altought published in 1762, the genesis of this ambitious work extended back into the previous decade. Significantly, as an exercise in speculative archaeology executed with contemporary architects in mind, the work originated in the highly productive relationship between Piranesi and Robert Adam. Not only was the folio dedicated to the British architect, but much of its material was assembled during Adam's studies with Piranesi in Rome between 1755 and 1757. According to the considerable dedicatory preface, the author's objective was to examine the customs and environment of a vanished society through the study of its architectural remains. The end product was a remakable series of hypothetical reconstructions, presented in plan, elevation, and perspective, in which Piranesi's imaginative faculties were stretched to the full. Il Campo Marzio opens with 33 pages of learned discussion of literary authorities with parallel text in Latin and Italian. There follows a group of maps showing, stage by stage, the evolution of this site from primitive beginnings in the marshy site bounded by the curve of the Tiber to a densely monumental townscape of the utmost complexity and grandeur. The climax is provided by the virtual fantasy of the Ichnographia, a vast six-plate purportedly representing the Campus Martius under the empire. The Ichnographia is supported by 37 plates of vedute and detailed surveys in which Piranesi presented the raw material on which this speculative act was based, often using the cramatic technique of isolating monumental fragments from the accretions of t [Attributes: First Edition]

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