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        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe] Lettre de Zeïla, jeune sauvage, esclave à Constantinople, à Valcour, officier françois ; précédé d’une lettre à Madame de C** [Ensemble] Réponse de Valcour à Zeïla, précédée d’une lettre de l’auteur à une femme qu’il ne connoit pas. [Ensemble] Lettres en vers, ou Epitres héroïques et amoureuses. [Ensemble] Lettre de Barnevelt dans sa prison, à Truman son ami, précédée d’une lettre de l’auteur. [Ensemble] Lettre du comte de Cominges à sa mère, suivie d’une lettre de Philomele à Progné

      A Genève et Paris: Chez Bauche, 1765. relié. In 8 (13,5x21cm). Recueil factice composé de 5 ouvrages de Dorat contenant plusieurs oeuvres, l'ensemble est illustrée de 21 fines et belles figures de Longueil et Aliamet d'après Eisen. Belle impression sur papier fort. On sait que Dorat se ruina pour ses éditions luxueuses. Détail : Lettre de Zeïla... Genève et Paris, Bauche, 1766. Mention de 3ème édition. Une figure, un en-tête et un cul de lampe par Eisen. Réponse de Valcour à Zeïla... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1766. Edition originale. Une figure, un en-tête et un cul de lampe par Eisen. Lettres en vers... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1766. Edition originale. Un fontispice (relié par erreur après la page de titre de Lettre de Barnevelt) Deux en-tête, 3 culs de lampe. Lettre de Barnevelt... Paris, Bauche, 1766. Mention de 4ème édition. L’édition originale date de 1763. Une figure, un en-tête et un cul de lampe, le tout par Eisen. Lettre du comte de Cominges... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1765. Nouvelle édition. L’originale ayant paru en 1764, chez le même éditeur. 2 figures, deux en-tête, deux culs de lampe. Plein Veau écailles d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Trimple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Coiffe supérieure légèrement élimée ; un petit manque en queue. 2 coins émoussés. Mors supérieur fragile et en partie fendu en tête. Mors inférieur fendu en tête. Reliure de belle qualité, très décorative, mais présentant aujourd'hui des défauts, malgré tout assez légers. Ex-libris manuscrit : « Bibliothèque Dufaÿ / M. Thésigny ». - Chez Bauche, A Genève et Paris _1765, In 8 (13,5x21cm), 39 (1bl.) ; 42 ; 51 (1bc.) ; 51 (1bc.) ; 54 (2bc.), relié. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson ...[et al], 1765.. Eight volumes. Contemporary brown calf, raised bands, gilt labels, spines and boards ruled in gilt. Engraved portrait by Vertue in first volume, half-titles in volumes II-VIII. Upper joint of first volume cracking very slightly at crown and toe, short crack at crown of lower joint of the third volume, armorial bookplate in each volume of John Pollexfen Bastard (1756-1816) MP and Colonel of the Militia, and with his ownership signature in one volume, occasional modest foxing, otherwise an excellent set. Uncommon in this lovely, unsullied, contemporary state. Second edition, with T. Longman added to the imprint in the first two volumes. The first edition consisted of some one thousand sets, and according to Fleeman, these were distributed to subscribers ca. 10 October, and that this undisclosed second edition, consisting of some 750 sets, was already in press by that date. Official publication for the second edition was in the second week of November. The variations between the two are in the matter of the imprint variations in the first two volumes, the pagination of Johnson's Preface in the first volume, corrections of cancels, variations in press and signature marks, and the half-titles that appear in this edition. Parts of four volumes of the second edition were reprinted, and most, if not all, sets include a mix of the two printings. Courtney & Smith do not make a distinction between the two editions, identifying the 1768 edition as the Second. The best and most substantial of Johnson's editorial undertakings. Extra shipping charges. FLEEMAN 65.10sp/2A. COURTNEY & SMITH, pp.107-8. CHAPMAN & HAZEN, PP.146-7, JAGGARD 501.

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        The plays : of William Shakespeare, in eight volumes, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson

      London : printed for J. and R. Tonson, H. Woodfall, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes [and 7 others in London], 1765. 1st Edition in this form. The second of 2 1765 issues, portrait lacking. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT138601. Maslen and Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 4559. Tape repair residue to 2 of the titles. Very good copies all in the original, full tree calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-backed with contrasting green gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare, in Eight Volumes, with Corrections and Illustrations by Various Commentators; To which are added Notes by Samuel Johnson. The works include: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc

      London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson, etc... 1765., 1765. First Johnson Edition, with un-numbered Preface and without T. Longman's name to imprint of vol.I and II. A very attractive set in contemporary full calf boards, respined to style with twin, red and green, decorated title labels; marbled end papers and edges. First appearance of Shakespeare's Will. 'This is sometimes called the first variorum edition because many or most previous notes were reprinted in it...'. Jaggard, 501. Franklin, 26.

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        A manuscript document pertaining to capture of the West Indies island of Martinique by the British in February 1762. Together with an original map of Fort Royal (Fort-de-France) in Martinique, printed in 1762

      1765. Manuscript Royal Navy Warrant. Dated 24 October 1765. Signed in the original by six parties including a Royal Navy Captain. Folio. Double leaf, laid watermarked paper. Leaf measures approximately 37 x 23cm (14.5 x 9 inches). Some separation at centre fold, otherwise in very good condition, nicely preserved, clean and bright. Together with an original map of Fort Royal (Fort-de-France) in Martinique, printed in 1762, measuring approximately 20 x 28 cm (8 x 11 inches). A manuscript document pertaining to capture of the West Indies island of Martinique by the British in February 1762. The document is a writ for payment of £500 due to Captain Boyle Walsingham for safe delivery of news to England, of the safe arrival of Her Majesty's fleet in Martinique and its subsequent capture. Recto right margin bears the signatures of none less than four out of the five Lords of the Treasury seated in the First Rockingham ministry at the time - Thomas Townshend (later 1st Viscount Sydney), Lord John Cavendish, George Onslow, and William Dowdeswell (Chancellor of the Exchequer), As well, bottom margin is signed by the Exchequer, Lincoln. Also includes the signature of Captain Boyle Walsingham, and a witness named Edward Whelan, acknowledging receipt of the payment on 7 November 1765, precisely five years after the original order was issued. In 1757 Boyle-Walsingham began his tenure as Captain under Officer George Rodney, thereby participating in several significant and celebrated exploits, including the Fall of Louisbourg (Fort-de-France in Acadia), the bombardment of Le Havre, and the expedition of 1761-1762 to Martinique which resulted in its capture for the British. . Signed.

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        French Manuscript Map of Northeast India

      1765. THE MOST ACCURATE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MAP OF INDIA Watercolor and ink on paper: 42" x 66" c. 1765-1770 Provenance: French Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. The mid-to-late 1700s witnessed a number of conflicts between the British and French over colonial holdings, and not just in North America. India, too, was a source of contention, as witnessed by this magnificent, large-scale manuscript map of present-day northeast India. This unique monument marks the end of French colonial aspirations in the region, and represents the most accurate manuscript map of India from the eighteenth century. The map extends from Delhi at the northwest to Patna and beyond in modern Bihar at the southeast. The backbone of the map is the Ganges River, which snakes from Delhi down past Agra, turns east at Allahabad and continues its southeastward course toward the Bay of Bengal. The map is the product of a French military cartographer, made in a period when the French were rapidly losing ground to the British in India. The Seven Years' War (1756-1763) resulted in the defeat of the French forces and limited French imperial ambitions. In 1757, the French were defeated at Calcutta and pushed out of Bengal. They soon suffered a similar fate in the south, where the British, after further advances, defeated them soundly at Wandiwash in 1760. French ambitions on Indian territories were effectively laid to rest with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, thereby eliminating a major source of economic competition for the British East India Company. Thus this map was made in the very years when the French were losing their hold on India. Such a map would have been kept in the strictest secrecy during this time when geographical knowledge was so closely intertwined with political domination. The foremost scholarly authority on maps of India, Susan Gole, has shared her insights and expertise on several matters relating to this "beautiful map," which she considers "a great advance on that of d'Anville of 1752 [considered the most accurate map to that date]." Gole estimates that it "was prepared about 1765-1770, either for use in the military struggle between the French and British in India, or by the Capuchins so they could know where to find safe haven and avoid the British." This map is not only remarkable for its aesthetics and history, but also for its geographic sophistication. Gole concludes simply that it "shows more up-to-date information than any other that I know of for the period." Not one of the standard reference books illustrates a map of comparable quality, from public or private collections anywhere in the world, for this time period. This is a map of national importance and oustanding aesthetic quality, worthy of any major art museum.. Book.

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        Physical and Meteorological Observations, Conjectures, and Suppositions, by Benjamin Franklin, LL. D. and F. R. S.,

      First Edition, pp. 182-192, in the complete volume for 1765, vol 55, of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vii, 344pp plus index, small quarto, a very good copy, bound in early 20th two-colour buckram, with 10 [of 11] fine extending copper engraved plates, London, [The Royal Society], 1765. * FRANKLIN EXPLAINS THE WEATHERSPOUT. * In Physical and Meteorological Observations: Conjectures and Suppositions likely compiled by Franklin in 1751 and forwarded to his friend Peter Collinson and later published in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions, (1765), Franklin addressed the weather conditions which form large eddies or whirlings. "Thus these eddies may be whirlwinds at land, waterspouts at sea." He conjectured that these were formed by air ascending or descending that had attained a circular motion. The air within receded "from the middle of the circle by a centrifugal force, and leaving there a vacancy; if descending, greatest above, and lessening downwards; if ascending, greatest below, and lessening upwards; like a speaking trumpet standing its big end on the ground. When the air descends with violence in some places, it may rise with equal violence in others, and form both kinds of whirlwinds." He continued: "The air in its whirling motion receding every way from the centre or axis of the trumpet, leaves there a vacuum; which cannot be filled through the sides, the whirling air, as an arch, preventing; it must then press in at the open ends. …. The air entering, rises within, and carries up dust, leaves, and even heavier bodies that happen in its way, as the eddy, or whirl, passes over land. If it passes over water, the weight of the surrounding atmosphere forces up the water into the vacuity… A body of water so raised may be suddenly let fall, when the motion, &c. has not strength to support it, or the whirling arch is broken so as to let in the air; falling in the sea, it is harmless, unless ships happen under it. But if in the progressive motion of the whirl, it has moved from the sea, over the land, and there breaks, sudden, violent, and mischievous torrents are the consequences." * Bound with 35 further papers, FULL LIST SENT ON REQUEST. * Other papers include: DELAVAL (Edward) A Letter to the Right Honourable the Earl of Morton, President of the Royal Society. Containing Experiments and Observations on the Agreement between the Specific Gravities of the Several Metals, and Their Colours When United to Glass, as Well as Those of Their Other Proportions, pp.10-38; PARSONS (James) An Account of the White Negro Shewn before the Royal Society, pp.45-53; GALE (Benjamin) Historical Memoirs, Relating to the Practice of Inoculation for the Small Pox, in the British American Provinces, Particularly in New England, pp.193-204; EYLES STILES (F. H.) Extracts of Three Letters of Sir F. H. Eyles Stiles, F. R. S. to Daniel Wray, Esq; F. R. S. concerning Some New Microscopes Made at Naples, and Their Use in Viewing the Smallest Objects, pp.246-270.£400

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        Raccolta di alcuni opuscoli sopra varie materie di pittura scultura e architettura... con un ragionamento di francesco bocchi sull'eccellenza della statua di s. giorgio fatta da donatello e posta nella facciata della chiesa di orsanmichele di firenze. in firenze, appresso andrea bonducci, 1765.

      Cm. 21, pp. (8) 171 (1). Con capolettera ed alcuni finalini xilografici. Leg coeva (rimontata) in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di quest'opera che raccoglie alcuni scritti apparsi in originale fra la fine del '600 e la prima metà del '700. Cfr. Gamba 1764; Comolli: ""Bella e splendida edizione, la quale contiene dilettevoli ragionamenti utili assai, in particolare a chi vuol conoscere e gustare le tre arti suddette...""; Schlosser (391): ""E' questa la piu' antica monografia di storia dell'arte su un monumento gia' allora antico"".

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        A Treatise on Ship-Building and Navigation. In Three Parts. Wherein the Theory, Practice and Application of all Instruments are Perspiciously Handled... to Which is Added an English Abridgement of Another Treatise... Lately Published at Paris by M. Duhamel

      Lon.. b/w copper plate engravings, many double page and folding. Rare first edition of this English treatise on shipbuilding. The addition of Duhamel du Monceau’s work adds the latest in continental thinking. MacDonald calls it, “The most comprehensive and scholarly work on naval architecture in English until the publications of Steel at the end of the century.” - MacDonald 264. Scott, 270. This edition is much harder to find than the second edition, published in 1765. The 18 copperplates show a little tanning and offsetting, but are generally clean. The volvelle, plate XII, is complete and operational, with all its delicate parts intact. Quite unusual thus. Besides, where else are you going to find the word “perspiciously” in a title? Bound in old, rather worn, calf with later joint repair.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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      Paris.: Merlin Libraire., 1765. ...THREE VOLUME SET... Vol. I: xvi, 345pp... Vol. II: 376pp... Vol. III: 312pp... 3 ENGRAVED TITLE PAGES AS WELL AS ENGRAVED FRONTIS IN VOL. 1 AND 23 ADDITIONAL ENGRAVINGS...FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION...Errata page in each volume with Tables de Contes...All volumes have a half title page...Mottled calf binding... Each volume's spine has a green volume number label and red title label with gilt lettering and gilt detailing... Marbled endpapers... Text in French... "A philosophical romance of 16 short chapters which were condemned by the Sorbonne in 1768 because of its plea for religious toleration"... "The tales of Marmontel were hugely successful and played an important part in popularising Enlightenment ideas such as virtue, sensibilite, humanity, and equality, even if not all of the tales were as moral as they might at first appear and the morality was often built upon false premises"... Illustrated with plates by H. Gravelot and engraved by Baquoy, Legrand, Le Mire, Le Veau, De Longueil, Pasquier, Rosseau and Voyez. A portrait of Marmontel by C. N. Cochin in Vol. I... Textblock in red...Personal bookplate of Albert Louis, Comte de Schulenburg on FEP of each volume... Slight dampstain to a few pages in Vol. II...Additional shipping and handling will apply for multiple volumes..... Full-Leather.. Very Good.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Contes Moraux Complete in Three Volumes (Voltaire and the Encyclopédie. French Illustrated Works to 1800)

      Paris; J. Merlin, 1765. 1st Illustrated Edition. [xvi] (345) , [6] (376) , [6] (312) . 23 engraved plates after Gravelot by Baquoy, Le Mire, Legrand, Le Veau, de Longueil, Pasquier, Voyez, and Rousseau. White * Wallingwells bookplate to the front paste-down. The first illustrated edition after its first appearance in 1761 Mild staining to the bottom outer page edges not affecting the text. Contemporary full speckled calf, very good. Spine bands scuffed, panel edges slightly rubbed. New red morocco title and volume labels. Scans on request.

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        ARTE PRATICA DI CONTRAPPUNTO. Dimostrata con esempj di varj autori e con osservazioni.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 265x187), 3 voll., cartonato muto coevo, fregi e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. XV,269,(7); 315,(5); VII,247; bella vignetta ai frontesp.; ornati da testate e finali silografati, con molte pagine di musica notata, e con 8 tavv. f.t. di musica, più volte ripieg. "Rara edizione originale". Cfr. Fétis,VII, p. 158: "ouvrage par lequel le P. Paolucci (1727-77) s'est fait particulièrement connaitre: c'est une collection de morceaux de musique des styles d'église et madrigalesque, présentés comme exemples de l'art d'écrire, et analysés dans tous les détails, de manière à former un cours de composition practique. Cet ouvrage est riche d'érudition et renferme d'excellentes discussions des principes fondamentaux de l'art" - Choix de Olschki,VIII,11232 - Brunet,VI,10168. Esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Utkast til et sjö-lexicon, hwarutinnan de ord som egenteligen brukas wid ammiralitetet och til sjöss korteligen blifwa förklarade.

      Örebro, J. Lindh, 1765. 4:o. (4),60 s. Tagen ur band och med rödstänkta snitt. Övre yttre hörnet på titelbladet vikt och med en liten reva. Genomgående lätt lagerfläckig. Sporadiska kompletterande gamla marginalanteckningar. Ett litet blad med bläckanteckning inklistrat mellan s. 16 och 17. Några bläckfläckar på s. 39-40. Från Ericsberg.. Johan Fredrik Dalman (1726-1809) var major vid amiralitetet och ledamot i Vetenskapsakademien

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        An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters [5 Geo III c.33]

      A rare separate printing of the first Quartering Act, leading to increased tension with the American colonies, disputed by them as mandating taxation without representation and subventioning a standing army in peacetime; one copy in England in ESTC. General title pages 579-596, light browning, disbound, else a very good untrimmed copy with generous margins. Printed by Mark Baskett . . . and . . . Assigns of Robert Baskett, London, 1765.

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        The Castle of Otranto, A Story. Translated by William Marshall, Gent. From the Original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto.

      London: Printed for Tho. Lownds, 1765.. First edition. Small 8vo. viii, 200 pp. Recent period style full speckled calf, spine with raised bands, double gilt rules and gilt decoration to compartments, gilt lettered red label, gilt tooling to edges of boards, near contemporary inscription to upper edge of title page reading "H Carr the gift of / Eleanora Swinburne" followed by another mark scribbled out by an old hand. The inscription in two hands, Eleonora's name presumably noting her ownership of the book and the first part recording its presentation. Small tears to inner margins of F7 and F8 expertly repaired, slight toning to first and last few leaves, otherwise in very good condition. As Hazen notes the novel was actually first published 24th December, 1764, though the title page bears the following year. Walpole, for fear of public ridicule, purportedly published the novel under the ruse of it being a translation of a much earlier Italian text. When its success became apparent he began to assert his authorship, writing to a contemporary within a few months of the publication: "a little story book, which I published some time ago, though not boldly with my own name; but it has succeeded so well, that I do not longer entirely keep the secret." Walpole writes in the preface to the second edition, that the work was an "attempt to blend the two kinds of romance: the ancient and the modern". In creating this fantastical historical tale, Walpole thus established the genre of the Gothic novel. Eleanora Swinburne was the daughter of Sir John Swinburne of Capheaton Hall, Northumberland, 3rd Baron Swinburne. The poet Algernon Charles Swinburne was the grandson of the 6th Baron. Coincidentally Hazen refers to a copy of the book sometime owned by Richard Bull rebound in red morocco which came up for sale at the Julia Swinburne sale at Sotheby's in June, 1894. Julia who Algernon Charles' aunt, died in 1893 aged 97. Hazen, 17.

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        Observations sur L'Architecture.

      A La Haye. Paris, chez Desaint, 1765. Small8vo. Cont. full mottled calf. Back richly gilt. Top of spine end with a little wear. XVI,326 pp.. Scarce first edition. Laugier's philosophy of architecture was much debated by his contemporaries and the works influence on estethic theory is great

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        Sammlung gemeiner und besonderer Pommerscher und Rügischer Landes-Urkunden Gesetze, Privilegien, Verträge Constitutionen und Ordnungen. Zur kenntnitz de alten und neurern Landes-Verfassung insonderheit des Königlich-Schwedischen Landes-Theils herausgegeben von Johann Carl Dähnert..Erster band..

      Hieronymus Johann Struck, Stralsund, 1765. In German/Latin. 12+14+1156. Contemporary half-leather binding. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Raised bands. Coloured edge. Covers slightly worn. First vol of 3

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        "storia universale dal principio del mondo sino al presente scritta da una compagnia di letterati inglesi; ricavata da' fonti originali, ed illustrata con carte geografiche, rami, note, tavole cronologiche ed altre; tradotta dall'inglese, con giunta di note, e di avvertimenti in alcuni luoghi." amsterdam (ma venezia), a spese di antonio foglierini, 1765-1821.

      Sessantuno volumi in-quarto (cm. 25), pp. 25.000 circa complessive. Bella vignetta incisa in rame a ciascun frontespizio e 109 tavole fuori testo incise in rame, di cui molte più volte ripiegate. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tasselli ai dorsi su cui appaiono anche (manoscritti coevi) gli argomenti di ciascun volume. Ottimo stato di conservazione generale. Si segnalano solo una macchia d'inchiostro al margine bianco delle carte di due volumi ed una traccia d'unido limitata all'interno di altri due volumi. Timbro di biblioteca religiosa estinta ai frontespizi. La collazione eseguita paragonando il presente esemplare alla copia ideale censita in Iccu si differenzia al volume nono in cui non sono presenti le due tavole fuori testo ed al volume 23 dove non appare una tavola. Straordinaria impresa editoriale, estremamente rara a trovarsi completa ed in legatura uniforme a causa dell'ampio arco di tempo in cui fu stampata. Ristulta suddivisa in due parti: i primi 22 volumi compongono il corpus principale, seguito dai volumi 23-61 che mutano il titoli in: Parte moderna ossia continuazione della Storia universale dal principio del mondo sino al presente... Traduzione italiana con aggiunte ed aggiornamenti condotta sull'originale inglese che apparve a Londra dal 1747 al 1768. Viene considerata come il primo tentativo, della moderna storiografia, di creare un'unione ed un parallelo tra la storia europea e quella del resto del mondo. Tale approccio si rivela assai utile per la comprensione dello sviluppo coloniale e la storia dei paesi extraeuropei che furono interessati da tale fenomeno. Lo studioso italiano Guido Abbattista ha dedicato vari scritti a quest'opera individuando in essa un punto di vista precorritore dell'opera di Raynal sul commercio coloniale. Un'altra interessante fonte di analisi ci viene offerta da Giuseppe Ricuperati in: ""Time and Periodisation in the Western Universal Histories: from Eusebius to Voltaire"" in cui si evince cha la prima parte dell'opera non riesce a liberarsi da un approccio classico-religioso comune alla storiografia precedente, ma che la parte moderna, che copre oltre due terzi della narrazione, possiede una linea completamente innovativa. Per la prima volta si abbattono varie barriere ideologiche e geografiche e, nonostante il punto di vista occidentale, tutte le grandi civiltà vengono considerate. Si parla di Cina, India, Giappone, Persia ed America per i quali le fonti erano già piuttosto abbondanti, ma anche degli stati africani, ove le notizie ancora scarseggiavano. Si deve però anche notare che la chiave unificatrice mondiale non si basa su un'atteggiamento di ricerca scevro da influenze europacentriche e commerciali; solo si passa da un approccio religioso ad uno... colonialistico. I compilatori di quest'opera non hanno dubbi che l'Europa possiede il diritto (ed il dovere?) di unificare il mondo.

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        Epigrammata Chronico-Sacra, Patri et Filio, et Spiritu Snacto, B. Mariae Virgini sine labi Originali Concepta S. Jospho ejusdem B.M.V. Sponso S.P.N. Benedicto S. Annoni Abbatiae Graffschafftenensis Fundatori Caeteresque Ss. Patronis in Caelo, Concinnata et Dedicata a quodam Ejusdem Abbatiae, Ordinis S. Benedicti, Professo Sacerdote. Accerunt in fine Epigrammata miscellanae. (Epirgrammta Chronico-Miscellanea quae Pro Diversitate Temporum Musa Religiosa, Ducatus Westphanliae, Aichi-Dioecesis Coloniensis, inter Angariae Montes in Valle Declivi Abbatiae Graffschafftensis Habitans Horis Vaccui, Concepit, et Peperit

      8 Bll. (gestochenes allegorisches Frontispiz, Titel in rot/schwarz gedruckt) 627 Ss.; 90 S. 1 Bl. 4° Ganzlederband der Zeit über 4 Bünden mit farbigem Goldgeprägten Titelrückenschild und reichlicher Goldverzeirung. Hochinteressanter Sammlung zahlreicher Epigramme aus dem Benediktinerorden mit dem häufig fehlenden Anhang. Sehr dekorativer und wohlerhaltener Einband. Gestochenes Frontispiz und gest. Vignette von E. Wyon.

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        Madam Johnson's Present: or, every young woman's companion, in useful and universal knowledge. Digested under the following Heads: I. Spelling, Reading, Writing, and Arithmetick, taught without the Help of a Master. II. The Compleat Market-Woman. III. The Cook's Guide for dressing all Sorts of Flesh, Fowl and Fish. IV. For Pickling, Pastry, and Confectionary. V. An Estimate of the Expences of a Family in the middling Station of Life. VI. The Art and Terms of Carving Fish, Fowl, and Flesh. Vii. A Bill of Fare for every Month in the Year for Dinner and Supper, and also for extraordinary Occasions. Viii. The Young Woman's Instructor for the right Spelling of Words used in Marketting, Cookery, Pickling, Preserving, &c. &c. &c. To this edition are added, some plain and very necessary directions to maid-servants in general, and several useful Tables: Which renders it the Completest Book of the Kind ever published. The Compiler, Madam Johnson, in order to make this Book come as cheap as possible to the Purchasers, has, out of her Benevolence, fixed the Price at 1 s. 6 d. Bound; though it contains double the Quantity that is usually sold for that Sum.

      Printed for J. Fuller & W. Nicoll. 1765.. Third Edition, 12mo, iv,193,[17]pp., without the final advert leaf, new endpapers, recent quarter calf, red morocco title label to spine.First published in 1753 as as 'The Young woman's companion; or the Servant-Maid's Assistant...' London, H. Jeffery, 1753, with a sixth and final edition appearing in 1772. All edition are rare, of this third edition ESTC locates 2 copies (BL & Library of Virginia), Maclean adds the Yale copy. Maclean, p.77; Cagle, 782 (second edition of 1759); Bitting (second edition; Oxford, p.83.

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