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         [FLORENCE] Pianta della città di Firenze nelle sue vere misure colla descrizione dei luoghi più notabili di ciascun quartiere.

      Firenze Giuseppe Bouchard 1755 503 x 672 mm. Très beau plan gravé publié dans l'ouvrage de Giuseppe Zocchi consacré à Florence et édité par Joseph Bouchard, éditeur français de Florence. Il est orné des armoiries du duché de Toscane et de quatre cartouches contenant le nombre de bâtiments par quartier (églises, monastères, hôpitaux). Petite tache brune, très légère rousseur au bas du plan. Rare.

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        Histoire de la guerre de mil sept cent quarante et un.

      Amsterdam (Paris), s.n., 1755 ; 2 parties reliées en un volume in-12 ; plein veau havane marbré, dos lisse décoré et doré, pièce de titre grenat, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque) ; (4), 278 pp. ; (4), 208 pp. EDITION ORIGINALE parue sous le sceau de l'anonymat. Voltaire avait envoyé le manuscrit de cet ouvrage à M. d'Argenson, M. de Richelieu et Mme de Pompadour ; à la suite d'un vol, le manuscrit destiné au duc de Richelieu fut vendu au libraire Saillant et imprimé par Prieur. "Saisie à la demande de Voltaire, l'édition fut enfermée à la Bastille, puis rendue aux libraires par Malesherbes [...]. Le manuscrit volé étant incomplet, le texte s'arrête après le récit de la bataille de Fontenay, suivi de "Addition à l'Histoire de la Guerre de 1741. Affaire de Gênes en 1746 et 1747", tandis que le manuscrit complet allait jusqu'à la paix d'Aix-la-Chapelle" (Bibliothèque Paris-Sorbonne et Bengesco, I-1232 p.365).Petites restaurations à la coiffe supérieure, à deux coins et sur un plat ; sinon bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur bien frais.

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        TRAITÉ D'HORLOGERIE contenant tout ce qui est nécessaire pour bien connoître et pour régler les pendules et les montres, la description des Pièces d'Horlogerie les plus utiles, des répétitions, des équations, des Pendules à une roue, etc. celle du nouvel échapement, un Traité des engrenages, avec plusieurs Tables, et XVII Planches en Taille-douce.

      1755Paris, Chardon, 1755. In-quarto (206 X 245) basane brune marbrée, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés ornés de fers d'angles et d'un large fleuron central, large dentelle en queue et tête, pièce de titre, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; (1) f. de titre, XXVIII-308 pages, XXXV pages, (1) page de privilège, XVII planches dépliantes, (1) f. blanc. Le premier feuillet blanc et le feuillet de faux-titre sont manquants, déchirure sans manque page 161, quelques taches brunes dans le corps de l'ouvrage, sans gravité. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce REMARQUABLE TRAITÉ D'HORLOGERIE, devenu RARE. L'illustration comprend 17 BELLES PLANCHES dépliantes gravées sur cuivre. Il s'agit du principal ouvrage de Jean-André LEPAUTE (1709-1790) qui était considéré en son temps comme l'horloger le plus habile de Paris, à qui l'on doit un grand nombre d'horloges qui ornent les édifices publics de la capitale. Inventeur, il mit au point des mécanismes d'une précision qui était encore inégalée à l'époque en Europe. Une seconde édition paraîtra chez Samson en 1767 mais elle n'est en fait qu'une remise en vente avec un titre de relais de l'édition originale. Ce traité comprend deux parties : la première (pp. 1 à 93) «qui contient principalement la description d'une Pendules à secondes, et d'une montre ordinaire, leur comparaison, la manière de les connoître, de les finir et de les régler par le moyen du Soleil et des Etoiles fixes » ; la seconde (pp. 95 à 308) «qui comprend la description de plusieurs Pendules à sonnerie, à répétition, à une roue, à équation ; l'horloge horizontale, les remontoirs, le réveil, etc. L'histoire critique des meilleurs échapemens connus jusqu'aujourd'hui, une explication détaillée des avantages et de la construction de mon nouvel échapement ; un traité des engrenages et du mouvement d'oscillation, des tables d'équation, une table des longueurs du pendule comparées avec la durée des oscillations, etc. ». AGRÉABLE EXEMPLAIRE conservé dans sa reliure d'époque et COMPLET de l'intégralité de ses planches. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Mémoires -

      A Londres 1755, 4 volumes in-12 reliés demi-basane mouchetée fauve à coins, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons eux-mêmes ornés avec fleurons dorés centraux (façon XVIII ème siècle, reliure début XX ème, très bien imitée), titres dorées, 321 + 298 + 284 + 247 pages. Le IV ème tome est une comédie en 3 actes intitulée "L'engouement", suivi de "La mode" comédie en 3 actes. Manquent pages de faux-titre et de titre du Tome II. Ensemble bien propre et agréable à l'oeil. Marguerite-Jeanne CORDIER DE LAUNAY, Baronne de STAAL, née en 1684 à Paris et morte à Gennevilliers en 1750, après l'abandon de son père, fut confiée au Prieuré de Mme De GRIEU. La mort de cette dernière la laissa sans ressources. Sa soeur la fit entrer chez Mme De La FERTE où elle resta peu de temps et en 1711, elle fut admise comme femme de chambre chez la Duchesse Du MAINE. Lettrée, elle fréquenta les salons célèbres de l'époque et écrivit pour le théâtre de Sceaux d'aimables comédies dont celles citées ci-dessus, à la suite des Mémoires. Ayant participé à la conspiration de CELLAMARE avec la Duchesse du Maine, elle fut embastillée durant deux ans (1718 à 1720). Par reconnaissance, la Duchesse lui fit épouser un officer dans les Suisses et elle devint la Baronne De Staal. Très appréciée des beaux esprits de son époque, comme Fontenelle, elle avait une vision très perspicace de ses contemporains et de la Régence, ce qui la fit surnommer le "La Bruyère femelle".

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        TELLIAMED OU ENTRETIENS D'UN PHILOSOPHE INDIEN AVEC UN MISSIONAIRE FRANCOIS SUR LA DOMINUTION DE LA MER EN DEUX TOMES

      1755. PIERRE GOSSE. 1755. In-12.Carré. Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 336 + 372 pages. Epidermures sur les couvertures. Coins et bords frottés. Revue, corrigée et augmentée sur les origninaux de l'auteur, avec une vie de M. de Maillet.

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        del Magnifico Consiglio della città di Rovigo. Col Registro delle Cariche

      che dal Consiglio medesimo vengono distribuite. Sotto la direzione dei Signori.Regolatori della città stessa l'anno.Rovigo, Stamperia Miazzi, 1755-1791, - 17 opuscoli in-16, caduno di pp. 16 (tranne 2 di 20 pp. ed 1 di 17), ciascuno con bella copertina coeva in carta decorata di vari colori. Tutti con grazioso stemma della città in silogr. sul front. Sono presenti i seguenti anni: 1755, 1757, 1758, 1759, 1761, 1762, 1764, 1768, 1770, 1772, 1775, 1777, 1780, 1782, 1784, 1785, 1787, 1791. Vi si contengono i nomi dei nobili suddivisi tra quelli "dalla parte di S. Stefano" e quelli "dalla parte di S. Giustina" e soprattutto distribuzione e durata dei vari incarichi per il buon governo e la corretta amministrazione della città (dal Cat. Statuti del Senato si rileva che vari "Ordini, e regolazioni" furono emanati nel 1780 dal Podestà Galeazzo Antelmi "in seguito a disordini riscontrati nel modo di amministrare le entrate dei comuni .ecc." Raro assieme. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau volume de l'histoire d'Angleterre, pour servir De dernière continuation à l'ouvrage de Mr de Rapin de Thoyras. Avec les Tables Généalogiques des Familles Royales d'Angleterre et d'Ecosse, depuis Guillaume le Conquérant jusqu'à présent

      Leipzig & Francfort Aux dépens de la Compagnie 1755In-4 (255 x 206 mm), veau fauve moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné d'alérions, pièce de maroquin rouge, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filets sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure d'époque). Frontispice gravé par F. M. La Cave, 2 cartes dépliantes, dont une des Isles Britanniques par de Lisle, une grande planche dépliante représentant 48 portraits, 4 tables généalogiques dépliantes. Exemplaire aux armes de Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex-libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (défauts d'usage, charnière du second plat fendue dans le bas, coins usés, traces éparses de mouillures et piqûres, petite déchirure sur la planche de portraits). // Quarto (255 x 206 mm), fawn speckled calf, spine tooled with piece of arms ("alérions") between the five raised bands, red morocco label, , triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillets on turns-in, red edges (contemporary binding). An engraved frontispiece by F. M. La Cave, 2 folding maps including one of the British Isles by de Lisle, one large folding plate depicting 48 portraits, 4 genealogical tables. Copy bearing the arms of Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (defects of use, bottom of hinge of second cover cracked, corners used, scattered water-stains and spots, small tear on the portraits plate).

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        The works of Moliere

      1755French and English London for D. Browne and A. Millar , 1755, 10 volumes in 16, relié cuir , bien complets, ray armo L4

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        Code de la Nature, ou le véritable Esprit de ses Loix, de tous tems négligé ou méconnu.

      1755Par-tout. Chez le vrai sage. 1755. 1 volume in-12, bradel papier (Ateliers Laurenchet). 236 pp. ; [4] pp. Édition originale rare de cette uvre maîtresse de la pensée utopique du XVIIIe siècle ; le Code de la Nature est la justification et l'apologie de l'utopie sociale proposée, sous une forme romanesque et poétique, dans la Basiliade. Titre imprimé en rouge et noir ; vignette gravée par Rack, sur la page de titre. Petit trou de vers marginal.Kress, 5457 ; Goldsmiths, 9074 ; Einaudi, 4031.

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        Discours sur l'origine et les Fondemens de l'Inégalité parmi les Hommes. Par Jean Jaques Rousseau Citoyen de Genève.

      Chez Marc Michel Rey Amsterdam 1755 In-8 ( 200 X 130 mm ) de LXX pp., ( 1 ) f., 262 pp., plein veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné de caissons de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin havane, coupes filetées d'or, tranches brique ( reliure de l'époque ). Contrefaçon publiée quelques semaines après l'originale. Le frontispice est identique à celui de l'édition originale, mais il n'est pas signé et la légende porte: Il retourne chés ses Egaux vignette de titre: figure de la liberté. Il n'y a pas de cartons, ni de page d'Errata et les fautes sont corrigées sauf une. Usures aux coins et aux coiffes, agréable exemplaire. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        ...si appresenta in questa Machina un Ponte Trionfale nel cui ornato...si riportano...i più preziosi avanzi dell'antichità...

      1755. Acquaforte e bulino, 1755. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, qualche piega di carta, piccoli strappi restaurati nei magini bianchi, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music, dances and food. The chinea, due to its reiteration, was not only the most important summer party, but was even the best way for the Spanish monarchy to present itself in Rome, the best promotional campaign to gain universal consent and political support from the other monarchies. The celebration was massive, notwithstanding the political problems and the late remittance to pay it. When the celebration was organized, and even after that, Palazzo Colonna and Palazzo Farnese became for two months the workshops for inventors, painters, drawers, architects and even pyrotechnists, musicians, suppliers and cooks. These Palazzi became also, for two days, the extraordinary embassy, the starting point of the solemn ride and in front of which the "fabulous" pyrotechnical machines shot their fireworks, where all the light were lightened on the eve and the very day of the celebration of St. Peter and St. Paul. The tradition of building the fireworks machines in the square of Santissimi Apostoli, on the 28 and the 29 of June, was started in the XVIII century (just sometimes in piazza Farnese); all we know about this habit derives from the detailed engravings and the texts that have been printed yearly, starting from 1723. Paolo Posi, architect of the Venetian Republic and of the Colonna Family, and his scholar Giuseppe Palazzi, together with Giuseppe Vasi, literally monopolized the art of building these machines. Posi, the last baroque artist, celebrated King Ferdinando in his creations and the King was absolutely enthusiastic about offering this public spectacular performance. Vasi was, on the other side, an important witness and interpreter of his own time. The set of engravings we present here comes from a Roman collection. The bibliography mentions 45 different works of Vasi dedicates to the pyrotechnical machines. Scalabroni 332; Iusco pp. 61/64. 377 544

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        Zodiaco mariano en que el sol de justicia Christo con la salud en las alas vista como signos, y casas proprias para beneficio de los hombres los templos, y lugares dedicados à los cultos de su SS. Madre por medio de las mas celebres, y milagrosas imagenes de la misma Señora, que se veneran en esta America Septentrional, y reynos de la Nueva España.

      Mexico: En la Nueva Imprenta del Real, y Mas Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso 4to (20 cm; 8"). [24], 328 pp.. 1755 Noted Jesuit author Francisco de Florencia (1619?95) has the distinction of being one of the earliest known Florida-born authors; his writings are numerous and his best focus on Mariology. The work at hand is the first published survey of shrines in Mexico relating to Mary and her Apparitions. The manuscript remained unpublished at Florencia's death and it fell to fellow Jesuit and Mariologist Juan Antonio de Oviedo to update, edit, and publish it for the first time in 1755. Evidence of readership: Note in margin of p. 113, where discussion begins of the image of Nuestra Senora de las Angustias that is in the Hospital del Amor de Dios: "hoi se benera esta imagen en San Andres. Contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties and pastedowns and front free endpapers (if there ever were any). Two small round areas in blank space of title-page with holes probably where a previous owner's name was; two pages (31, 153) each with two areas of blank space heavily inked over, again probably where a previous owner's name was, the iron gall ink having damaged those two leaves with small loss (perhaps 12 or 15 words total) on their versos. Some stray brown stains, possibly associated with ink or with wax. => A good copy but for the noted small losses. Priced accordingly.

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        Relazione del spaventevole Terremoto Accaduto in Lisbona, ed altre parti del Portogallo, ed in diverse Provincie della Spagna Il dì primo Novembre del present?Anno 1755

      Ancona, Nicola Bellelli, 1755 - Folio (280x197 mm). [2] ll. Woodcut ornament on title; woodcut initial on first verso, tailpiece at end. Unbound. A very good, untrimmed copy, light spotted at folds. Exceedingly rare copy of one the earliest Italian report on the horrible earthquake which caused the complete destruction of the rich and beautiful city of Lisbon. A disaster of catastrophic, almost unconceivable proportions that had a traumatic effect on the entire Europe, generated an intense theological and philosophical debate, and monopolized the attention of the scientific community, arousing a new interest from for the study of the seismic phenomena. No copy recorded in the Italian institutional libraries, or in OCLC. T. E. D. Braun-J. B. Radner, The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. Representations and Reactions, Oxford 2005; W. Spaggiani, Da Lisbona alle Calabrie: la catastrofe e i lumi, in S. Fabrizio-Costa (ed.), Città e rovine letterarie nel xviii secolo, Bern 2007, pp. 225-248. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft deß Alten und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther im Jahr 1522 in unsere Teutsche Mutter-Sprach zu übersetzen angefangen, Anno 1534 zu End gebracht. Samt einer Vorrede J.M. Dilherrns. (Biblia Sacra)

      Nürnberg, Joh. Andrea Endterischen Handlung, 1755 - Gestoch. Frontispiz, 28 Bll. (inkl. das zweifarbig gedr. Tbl. mit schöner Vignette), 12 Blatt mit Porträtkupfer der Kurfürsten und sächsischen Herzöge, davon 11 nummer. ; 6 Blatt mit Luthers Leben und einem ganzs Porträt von Luther. 2 Blatt mit Lebensbeschr. von Abraham und Aaron. (= 48 unpag. Blatt) 1181 Seiten mit 11 Blatt "Register". Inkl. 7 (6 davon nummeriert) Kupfertafeln und mit 149 Holzschnittabb. im Text. Vollständiges und recht gutes Exemplar der sog. "Dilherr-Bibel" mit den schönen Holzschnitten. Enthält das "Alte" (Seite 1 - 912) und das "Neue" Trestament (Seite 913 - 1181). Mit einem ganzseit. Frontispiz von dem "Neuen Testament". Holzdeckel ein wenig "wurmspurig" sonst gut bis sehr gut. Erste Seiten leicht fingerschmutzig. Vorsatz mit handschr. Eintragungen der Vorbesitzer das Älteste datiert mit 1758 (??) das "jüngste" von 1943. Fast lückenloser Familiennachweis. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5600 Blindgeprägter Schweinsledereinband über Holzdeckeln mit 8 Messing-Eckbeschlägen (sog. "Biernägeln") sowie mit Lederresten von den 2 Schließen. (Messingschließteile am oberen Buchdeckel vorhanden) Folio.

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        LE SPECTACLE DE LA VIE HUMAINE OU LECONS DE SAGESSE exprimées avec art en 103 tableaux en taille douce dont les sujets sont tirés d'Horace....

      Van Duren Jean, La Haye, 1755. 1ère édition. Nom imprimé de Delmotte- Van Damme, rue des Fossés-Neufs, 4 à Lille, en petits caractères sur page de titre. 1ère édition. Avec 103 tableaux en taille douce tirés d'Horace. Explications sur chaque tableau par Jean Le Clerc. Maximes de morale en vers français, hollandais, latins et allemands. Format 16 x 20 cm.420 pages. Reliure cuir plein veau d'époque. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés de dorures, tranches rouges.Etiquette collée sur 2e plat (nom et adresse de Vandamme). Mors 1er plat fatigué, dos frotté, coiffes usées.Bon état intérieur

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        Geographiske Chartor šfver Swerige. Utgifvne af Friherre S. G. Hermelin Tredje Afdelningen Svearike. Utsigt of Stockholms Stad. Stockholm 1801.

      Artist: Martin Johann Fredrik - 1816; Issued in: unknown; date: 1801 1755 - Artist: Martin, Johann Fredrik, 1755 - 1816; Issued in: unknown; date: 1801; - Condition: Printed on 9 sheets joined together; Decorative and rare view of Stockholm and the harbour.Scarce and highly decorative title page of the Atlas by Samuel Gustav Hermelin (1744-1820) with a large view of Stockholm in the lower part. 'Geografiske chartor šfver Swerige' was the first comprehensive mapping of Sweden and Finland and was published between 1796-1818. Hermelin was an industrialist, diplomat and cartographer and also the first ambassador of Sweden to the United States (Resident Minister) in 1782. Highly decorative panorama of Stockholm signed by Johan Fredrik Martin (1755-1816), known for his hand-colored etched city views. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        L'Histoire Naturelle eclaircie dans une de ses parties Principales, l'Oryctologie, qui Traite des Terres, des Pierres, des Metaux, des Minéraux, et autres Fossiles, Ouvrage dans lequel on trouve une nouvelle méthode Latine & Francoise de les diviser, & une notice critique des principaux Ouvrages qui ont paru sur ces matières.

      Engraved allegorical frontis. & 25 finely engraved plates. Title in red & black. 4 p.l., xvi, 560 pp., one leaf of errata (final leaf a little foxed). Large 4to, cont. mottled sheep (joints & corners carefully repaired), spine gilt. Paris: De Bure, 1755. First separate edition; this work first appeared in 1742 as part of the author's Conchyliologie. Dézallier has expanded the text for this edition and added extra illustrations. The plates in the present work are well-known for their beauty and they illustrate many rocks, minerals, and fossils. Each plate bears the name of the subscriber who paid for its production. "Scarce. An impressive compilation of 18th century mineral knowledge. Dezallier's introduction provides a critical review of past authors and their books. This is followed by a précis of his mineralogical system that gives a tabular arrangement of minerals, stones and precious gems, that is immediately followed by a detailed discussion of the classification. Dezallier recognized three classes of minerals: Terres (earths), Pierres (stones), and all others. Within each, groupings are differentiated primarily by physical properties such as color, form, weight, etc. The author claims this method was new because it follows the natural and apparent qualities of the species it distributes; however, its principles were set forth by several predecessors, the earliest of whom was Agricola. A final section provides an excellent and detailed account of the mineralogy of France. Accompanying and scattered throughout the text are 26 finely engraved plates. These illustrations that rank among the best natural history engravings of the 18th century show minerals, stones, fossils, coral, birds and fish."-Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 1338. Very good copy. .

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        Lhistoire naturelle éclaircie dans une de ses parties principales, loryctologie, qui traite des terres, des pierres, des métaux, des minéraux et autre fossiles...

      1755Paris. De Bure. 1755. 3 parties en 1 volume in-4, plein veau tacheté légèrement frotté, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, un mors fendu. [4] ff. ; XVI pp. ; 560 pp. ; [1] f. Naturaliste, graveur et écrivain dart, Dezallier dArgenville donne une étude des pierres, métaux, minéraux et fossiles. Cet ouvrage fit grand bruit lors de sa parution. Exemplaire bien complet des 26 planches hors texte. La première partie traite des ouvrages antérieurs sur le sujet, et expose une nouvelle méthode de classification, en français et en latin ; La seconde des fossiles naturels à la terre ; la troisième des fossiles étrangers à la terre. Cest Dezallier dArgenville qui introduisit en France le terme doryctologie crée du latin par Baier.Barbier II, 819. Quérard II, 550. Brunet II, 522. Cohen 92. Infimes rousseurs. Légère mouillure angulaire. Ex-libris de Madame Colin de Saint-Marc à Coulommiers.

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        (Manoscritto antitassoniano). Secchia Rapita.

      Non presente, 1755. Diagora, Magresio (Pro Nicola Fabbri, bolognese). Il Gelsomico o sia Antisecchia. Manoscritto cartaceo in - 4° grande (cm. 30 x 21) della metà del Settecento, legato in m. pergamena coeva con angoli. Pagine 416 grafia corsiva. Stesura originale autografa dei primi 24 canti (infatti vi sono molte correzioni della stessa mano). Il poema è composto da 41 canti. La stesura definitiva si trova in Bologna nella Biblioteca Arcivescovile (Raccolta Breventani, manoscritto n° 36). L' opera risulta inedita. Eccezionale documento autografo di questa violenta parodia dell Secchia Rapita di Alessandro Tassoni (1565 - 1635), che rimane un modello insuperato di quel genere letterario.

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        Rime... dedicate alla Sacra Reale Maestà di Carlo Emanuele Re di Sardegna...

      presso Gian - Maria Rizzardi, 1755. Cm. 27, pp. (6) viii, ccxxxiv. Con antiporta figurata, due ritratti fuori testo, alcune grandi testate, finalini e moltissimi capolettera figurati. Leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica. Un lievissimo alone chiaro alle prime carte, peraltro bell'esemplare, fresco e marginoso. Raffinata edizione arricchita dagli eleganti intagli che adornano l'intera opera, una delle più belle produzioni della tipografia bresciana del '700. Cfr. Gamba 2223, Lapiccirella 160 e (curiosamente) Morazzoni (p. 174).

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        [Jansénisme]. Nouvelles ecclésiastiques ou Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de la Constitution Unigenitus pour l'année M.DCC.LV.

      Paris 1755 In-4 à deux colonnes de 208 pp., maroquin brun, dos isse orné, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, armes et chiffre en écoinçon sur les plats, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Quelques petites rousseurs. Exemplaire aux armes de Jean-Luc Vaysse de Saint-Hilaire, conseiller au parlement de Toulouse de 1740 à 1790. Exemplaire cité par Olivier, Hermal, Roton, pl. 1034. Les Nouvelles ecclésiastiques ont paru chaque semaine régulièrement de 1728 à 1803. C'est le plus extraordinaire monument de la presse clandestine durant l'ancien régime. Le gouvernement, les Jésuites, la hiérarchie catholique, la police, ont tout mis en oeuvre pour arrêter le cours de ce périodique mais en vain. Grâce à un réseau secret remarquablement organisé, malgré l'arrestation de près d'un millier de colporteurs, libraires ou imprimeurs, les jansénistes ont su conserver intacte cette tribune. On y trouve un journal précis des luttes religieuses et politiques qui ont marqué le XVIIIe siècle à propos de la Constitution Unigenitus. Principaux rédacteurs : Philippe et Elie Boucher, Alexis et Jean-Baptiste Desessarts, Louis Troya d'Assigny, François Joubert, Philippe Boursier, Pierre Vaillant, Jacques Fontaine de La Roche, Marc-Claude Guenin de Saint-Marc, Louis Guidi, Pierre-Sébastien Gourlin, Jean-Baptiste Mouton. Hatin, 57 ; Bûcher bibliographique, 311.

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        PONTIFICUM BRIXIANORUM series Commentario Historico illustrata. Opera et studio... Accessit Codicum Mss. Elenchus in Archivio Brixianae Cathedralis asservatorum.

      Bossini, 1755. gr. vol. in - 4, pp. (12), XLVIII, 482, leg. cart. rust. coevo con d. rinforz. in carta dec. Gr. incis. in rame al front. e capilett. in rame. Rara opera sulla chiesa bresciana impreziosita da moltiss. pagine aggiunte mss e chiose marginali. Sono inseriti 34 fogli a p.pag. e 36 fogli a metà pagina distribuiti nei capitoli relativi ai vescovi. Al front. è presente una nota ms in cui si dichiara che queste annotazioni mss sono di mano di Faustino Rossini, prevosto della chiesa dei Santi Faustino e Giovita di Brescia, morto nel 1819. Platneriana p.73. Lozzi 940. [211]

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        Discours sur l'origine et les Fondemens de l'Inégalité parmi les Hommes. Par Jean Jaques Rousseau Citoyen de Genève.

      A Amsterdam chez Marc Michel Rey 1755 In-8 de LXX-(2)- 262 pp. Relié à la suite : [DU REY DE MEYNIERES (Octavie Guichard, dame Belot, puis présidente)]. Reflexions d'une provinciale sur le Discours de Rousseau touchant l'origine de l'inégalité. A Londres, 1756. In-8 de (2)-95 pp. Ensemble 1 vol. in-8, veau havane marbré, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque). 1 - Frontispice non signé avec la légende : Il retourne chés ses Egaux ; la figure de la Liberté est gravée d'après celle de Folkke. Gagnebin, III, 1862 ; Dufour, 56. 2 - Octavie Guichard (1719-1805), surnommée la Sévigné du siècle par Voltaire, s'engage dans les discussions morales et philosophiques de son époque. Elle exprime son désaccord avec Rousseau touchant l'inégalité des conditions et propose d'autres idées dans ses Observations sur la noblesse et le Tiers-Etat (1758). Ses traductions de l'Histoire de Rasselas (1760) de Johnson, d'Ophélie (1763) de Fielding, et des seize volumes de l'Histoire de l'Angleterre (1763-1765) de Hume lui valent non seulement l'admiration du roi mais aussi une généreuse pension de sa part. (Etudes sur le XVIIIe siècle. Portraits de Femmes). Bel exemplaire.

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        Fables choisies mises en vers

      chez Desaint & Saillant, Durand, 1755 - 1759. LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Paris, chez Desaint & Saillant, Durand, 1755 - 1759. Fables choisies mises en vers. 4 volumi in - folio, piena pelle coeva, dorsi a sei nervi con titolo e decorazioni in oro, tre filetti sui piani. Tomo I: (4), xxx, xviii, 124 pp., antiporta e 70 tavole incise in rame f.t. Tomo II: (4), ii, 135 pp. e 68 tavole f.t. Tomo III: (4), iv, 146 pp. e 68 tavole f.t. Tomo IV: (4), ii, 188 pp. e 69 tavole f.t. Celebre e sontuosa edizione illustrata da disegni dell' Oudry, ritoccati dal Cochin junior ed incisi in rame dai migliori artisti del tempo. Il testo, è stampato in bellissimi caratteri, è corredato da 209 finaletti incisi in legno da Lesueur e Papillon. Bellissimo esemplare. Rochambeau, Bibliogr. des oeuvres de La Fontaine, pp. 32, 33 (n° 80): >. Cohen - Ricci, 548 - 50. Ray, The art of the French illustrated book, pp. 16 - 20.

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        RECUEIL DE JURISPRUDENCE CANONIQUE ET BÉNÉFICIALE par ordre alphabétique: avec Les Pragmatiques, concordats Bulles & Indults des Papes; Ordonnances, Édits & Déclarations de nos Rois; Arrêts & Règlements intervenus sur cette Matière dans les différents Tribunaux du Royaume, jusqu'à présent. Sur les Mémoires de feu Me FUET, aussi Avocat au Parlement. Nouvelleéd. revue, corrigée et augmentée

      , Paris, Knapen 1755, in-folio, pl. basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs décoré de caissons ornés de fleurons, dentelles et filets entourant dorés, fer à froid entourant les plats, roulette sur les coupes, tr. rouges, p. de tit. bicolore, cul-de-lampe, bandeaux et lettrines, impression en double colonne, (tit. sur pc. manquante avec travaux de vers traversant, lég. épidermures sur les plats, coiffe de queue fatiguée avec ptt. mq., coupes et coins émoussés avec ptt. mq., reliure fragile), intérieur frais, XXIV-310-82-312-XII-276p.

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        Chimie du goût et de l'odorat ou Principes pour composer facilement et à peu de frais les liqueurs à boire et les eaux de senteurs.

      Paris, Le Mercier, 1755. Petit in-8 de XXVI - 363 pp (numérotées 27 à 390 pp.), 1 f. de Privilège, illustré d'un beau frontispice gravé par Audran, 6 planches hors-texte et une vignette. Intérieur frais. Plein veau granité, dos à nerfs orné de caissons à fleurons dorés, tranches rouges, roulettes dorées sur les coupes. Coiffes arasées, un mors fendu sur 3 cm. Très rare édition originale (Oberlé) de cet ouvrage du Père Polycarpe Poncelet, de l'ordre des Récollets et originaire de Verdun. Divisé en quatre parties, il est précédé d'une Dissertation sur la salubrité des liqueurs et l'harmonie des saveurs, qui contient une étrange théorie musicale sur la correspondance de la "musique savoureuse" des sept tons pleins, avec les sept " saveurs primitives" passant de l'acide au piquant, par le fade, le doux, l'amer, l'aigre-doux, et l'austère avec les accords et les dissonances que cela peut occasionner. L'auteur "regarde une liqueur bien entendue, comme une sorte d'Air musical; un Compositeur de Ragoûts, de Confitures, de Ratafiats de Liqueurs, est un Simphoniste dans son genre." Après les principes généraux sur l'infusion et la distillation, il donne les recettes de l'eau-de-vie, de la liqueur de café, thé, cannelle, citron, cédrats, fleur d'orange, cassis, anis, etc... La dernière partie enseigne à faire les eaux parfumées pour la toilette et se termine par un supplément en forme de dictionnaire. Bon exemplaire relié en veau de l'époque et bel état de fraîcheur intérieur. Vicaire 171; Oberlé 1088.**

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        Manuscrit autographe. Copy of a letter from Wm. Plumsted Esq. to Wm. Parsons Esq. of Easton.

      1755 1 feuillet in-4 manuscrit (18,2 x 27,4 cm) de 33 lignes à l'encre brune sur le recto. Rare pièce autographe copiée de la main de Benjamin Franklin relative à la mission militaire qui lui fut confiée en Pennsylvanie. En 1755 s'ouvre sur le territoire nord-américain la Guerre de Sept ans - connue aussi sous l'appellation French and Indian war, où la Grande-Bretagne et ses colons s'opposèrent à la France et ses alliés Indiens. Après la défaite anglaise de Braddock du 9 juillet 1755, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) membre éminent de l'assemblée générale de Pennsylvanie fut investi de plusieurs missions dont la défense des frontières pennsylvaniennes, la construction d'une ligne de forts, l'instauration d'une section d'artillerie ; il fut en outre nommé colonel et dirigea les opérations militaires à Gnadenhutten. Il écrit à ce propos au chapitre XI de ses Mémoires : « Le gouverneur me détermina à me charger de la frontière Nord-Ouest qui était infestée par l'ennemi, et à pourvoir à la défense des habitants, en levant des troupes et en construisant une ligne de forts. J'entrepris cette opération militaire, quoique je ne m'en crusse pas très capable. Le gouverneur me donna un brevet avec de pleins pouvoirs et un paquet de brevets en blanc pour les officiers que je pouvais choisir comme bon me semblait. Je trouvai peu de difficulté à lever des hommes, j'en eus bientôt cinq cent soixante sous mon commandement ». Ses fonctions l'amenèrent à constituer un dossier militaire dont cette copie de correspondance est un précieux témoin : elle fut adressée le 31 décembre 1755 par le maire de Philadelphie William Plumsted au fondateur de la ville d'Easton (Pennsylvanie) William Parsons pour la demande de renforts : M. Wm. Parsons, Sir, The Beaver Edw.d Cranston was sent down to me by Sam.l Depui in order to get him some assistance... William Plumsted, (1708-1765) maire de Philadelphie en 1750, 1754 et 1755, directeur de la Library Company et administrateur de la Philadelphia Academy et le major William Parsons (1701-1757) membre du club Junto, Surveyor General et membre de l'Assemblée de Pennsylvanie furent deux éminents correspondants de Benjamin Franklin lors de la guerre (on compte parmi les archives de Franklin quatre missives envoyées à Parsons et une réponse de ce dernier pour le seul mois de décembre 1755). Le caractère autographe de l'écriture de Benjamin Franklin est certifié dans un encart en bas de page daté et signé Philadelphia, May 25, 1853, Henry Reed : From my acquaintance and doctor Franklin's handwritten's and from several collateral proofs I have no doubt that the above copy of a letter was written by him. Professeur à l'Université de Pennsylvanie (créée par Benjamin Franklin en 1740), Henry Reed (1808-1854) enseigna la littérature anglaise, la philosophie et la rhétorique sur lesquelles il laissa un grand nombre d'études. Au verso est inscrit à l'encre du temps Copy of a letter to Wm. Parsons from Wm. Plumsted Esq. Dec. 31. 1755 n°43, suivi en regard, d'une autre main : Franklin from his own papers (signature illisible). • Sur la correspondance Franklin, Plumsted, Parsons, cf. The Papers of Benjamin Franklin sponsored by The American Philosophical Society and Yale University . • Sur Henry Reed : American Literary Critics and Scholars, 1800-1850, Dictionary of Literary Biography (1987 vol. 59).

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        Filosophische und patriotische Träume eines Menschenfreundes. Freiburg [i.e. Basel], 1755.

      - First edition of the earliest book by the Swiss philosopher of history and politics Isaak Iselin (1728-82), founder of the influential Helvetische Gesellschaft and close friend and supporter of Pestalozzi. 'Iselin can be seen as one of the initiators of ‘popular philosophy’ in the German-speaking world, a movement which abandoned the Leibniz-Wolffian model of deductive philosophy. He placed greater emphasis on the form of philosophical writing, and thought that the essay, rather than the treatise, was the proper medium for spreading the ideas of the Enlightenment. This can already be seen in his early work, Filosofische und Patriotische Träume eines Menschenfreundes, which sketched the image of an ideal state and postulated love as the principle of the state. Here Iselin distinguished himself from the radical deistic and materialist movements of the French and British Enlightenment' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, [vi], 192 pp., contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, spine gilt in compartments with morocco label, corners restored, edges red, marbled endpapers, internally fresh, no stamps or inscriptions, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inégalité parmi les hommes

      Amsterdam: Marc-Michel Rey, 1755. 8vo (198 x 123 mm). lxx, [2], 262, [2] pp. Engraved frontispiece by Sornique after Eisen, title printed in red and black, engraved vignette on title representing Liberty, engraved arms of Geneva on dedication leaf, both engraved by Fokke; with the errata leaf at end containing note to the binder. Printed on thick paper. Contemporary cats-paw sheep, spine gilt with red morocco lettering-piece, edges stained red. *** First edition, first issue, first state, of Rousseau's first major philosophical work. This copy has the points listed by Dufour, which distinguish it from the three counterfeit editions: the misspelling "Jaques" on the title and at the end of the dedication, and the accent aigu to "conformé" in the 3rd to last line of p. 11 added by hand, probably by the publisher; but it is most unusual as it represents the uncorrected first issue, without the three subsequently printed cancel leaves, although they are called for in the instructions to the binder on the verso of the errata at end (les trois Cartons attachés à cette demi-feuille doivent être placés proprement, aux pages indiquées). Like his first Discourse, on the Arts and Sciences, Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality was written in response to an essay competition proposed by the Academy of Dijon, on the subject, "What is the origin of inequality among men, and is it authorized by natural law?" Rousseau's submission went unrecognized by the Academy, who awarded the prize to the more conventional submission of one Abbé Talbert, who argued that inequality was a manifestation of God's will. The influence of the Discourse on Inequality extended well into the twentieth century and aspects of its message are as relevant today as in pre-Revolutionary France. Rousseau argues that "civil society" causes moral inequality which in turn causes difference in power and wealth. This type of inequality is established by convention. Rousseau postulated a theoretical "natural man," who differed in crucial ways from Hobbes', and the Discourse is in part a response to the Leviathan. Kant, Marx, Engels, all subsequent social theorists had to pay homage to the Discourse on Inequality, which Claude Levi-Strauss called "the first anthropological treatise in French literature" (loc. cit.) Dufour, Recherches bibliographiques sur les œuvres imprimées de J.-J. Rousseau, I:55; Tchemerzine-Scheler V:532; Goldsmiths 9064; Kress 5470; Hook/Norman 1850.

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        Chimie du gout et de l'odorat, ou principes pour composer facilement, et à peu de frais, les liqueurs à boire, et les eaux de senteurs

      Paris, Le Mercier, 1755. in-12 d'1 frontispice, 390, (2) pages et 6 planches plein veau fauve moucheté de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges (coins émoussés) 1755, 1755, , in-12 d'1 frontispice, 390, (2) pages et 6 planches, plein veau fauve moucheté de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges (coins émoussés), Première édition de cette "chimie" des liqueurs et parfums. Par chimie, il faut comprendre l'art de mélanger des substances organiques. L'ouvrage est illustré de 6 planches d'instruments servant à la distillation, à la filtration et à l'extraction d'alcools ou d'huiles essentielles. La dernière planche "représente l'Alembic au serpentin pour la rectification de l'Esprit de Vin". Bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur frais et bien relié

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        Reine Arzneimittellehre. 6 Bde. [Gebundene Ausgabe] Samuel Hahnemann (Autor)

      Karl F. Haug Fachbuchverlag, 1755. Die Ur-Quelle aller hom?opathischen Arzneimittellehren. Pflichtlekt?re f?r jeden Hom?opathen. Samuel Hahnemann, dt. Arzt, geb. am 10.4.1755 Mei?en, gest. am 2.7.1843 Paris. Seit 1775 studierte er Medizin in Leipzig und wurde 1779 in Erlangen promoviert. Bis 1784 arbeitete Hahnemann in Hettstedt und als Physikus in Gommern. Anschlie?end gab er seine Praxis auf und bildete sich zum Gerichtsmediziner weiter. 1811 siedelte er nach Leipzig ?ber, wo er sich habilitierte. Wegen Streitereien mit der Apothekerschaft wurde er 1821 der Stadt verwiesen. Er ging nach K?then, wo er eine Praxis aufbaute, die sp?ter durch sein Wirken international bekannt wurde. 1835 zog er nach Paris um, wo er erneut bis zu seinem Tod eine Praxis f?hrte.

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        MEMORIE ECCLESIASTICHE appartenenti all'istoria e al culto della B. Chiara di Rimini raccolte dal Conte... canonico della Basilica Vaticana e Prefetto dell' Archivio Segreto Apostolico consecrate alla Santità di Nostro Signore Benedeto XIV.

      Pagliarini, 1755. gr. vol. in - 4, pp. (16), 567, bella leg. t. perg. coeva e tit. oro al d., tagli col. Con 3 tavv. in rame rip. Interessante storia della Beata Riminese (1280 - 1326) importante per le vaste notizie sulla Rimini del tempo. Un intero capitolo è dedicato alla presenza delle sette eretiche dei "paterini", cui per un certo periodo la Beata fu accusata di aver aderito. Prelato e archivista romagnolo (Rimini 1725 - Roma 1792) il G. condusse i propri studi proprio negli Archivi Vaticani dove fu segretario del Cifrario Segreto. Lozzi 4051. [395]

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        Maximes et Libertez Gallicanes, Rassemblées & mises en ordre, avec leurs preuves. Mémoire sur les Libertez de l'Eglise Gallicane, trouvé parmi les Papiers d'un Grand Prince. Discours de M. l'Abbé Fleury sur les Libertez Gallicanes. [ Maximes et Libertés Gallicanes ]

      A La Haye, 1755. 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos lisse orné, filet doré sur coupes, A La Haye [ Paris ], 1755, xxxvj-213 pp. et 52 ff. blancs Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale. Etat très satisfaisant (qq. épidermures, un feuillet, sans doute blanc, a été enlevé entre la pagination latine et arabe, et cette dernière commence avec la page 3. Dans les deux différents exemplaires numérisés disponibles sur internet -dont celui de la Bibliothèque de Lyon -, ce feuillet est également absent, des feuillets blancs destinés à recevoir des annotations mais demeurés vierge hormis le premier ont été reliés à la suite de l'ouvrage, anciennes annotations d'épopque, qq. notations au crayon en marge en début d'ouvrage). Bibliophile important de son temps, l'abbé Pierre-Jacques Sepher (1710-1781) avait formé une bibliothèque comprenant environ 30000 volumes, qu'il mettait à la disposition des lettrés et des savants. Il fit paraître des éditions d'ouvrages qui lui semblèrent utiles". Larousse, GDU, XIV, 539 ; Barbier, III, 92 Français

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        Rime Brescia, Gian - Maria Rizzardi, 1755.

      1755. in - 4, pp. (2), VIII, (2), CCXXXIV, legatura dell'epoca in marocchino granata, piatti decorati in oro da una bordura di rotelle fitomorfe stilizzate, al dorso liscio titolo in oro e fregi di foglie, tagli dorati, piccoli difetti. Ex libris di Charles Cammell al contropiatto. Fuori testo un bell'antiporta allegorico inc. in rame da B. Crivellari dal dis. di P. Scalvini; e due finissimi ritratti in ovale, di Carlo Emanuele III inc. da Marco Pitteri e del Duranti inc. da F. Zucchi; una vignetta al frontesp.; testata con sue armi sabaude; 8 originali testate finem. inc. da Crivellari e Zucchi e altrettanti finalini, oltre 120 iniziali inc. in rame ornate a carattere architettonico. Deliziosa edizione, senz'altro una delle piu eleganti produzioni della tipografia bresciana. Si compone di 8 epistole in versi e di circa 110 sonetti. Ottimo esempl. Pur non essendo edita a Venezia, è ampiamente descritta dal Morazzoni a pag.174. Splendido esempl. su carta di lusso, arricchito da dedica autografa dell'autore su 4 linee a Girolamo Reniero ''per segno di vera divozione ed eterna gratitudine a lui e a tutta l'ecc.ma di lui famiglia''. Fratello del doge Paolo, penultimo doge di Venezia, Girolamo fu Podestà e Vice Capitano di Brescia; a p. 209 il Duranti gli dedica un sonetto ''per le Nozze di Andrea suo nipote''.

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        Histoire de Martinus Scriblerus, de ses ouvrages & de ses découvertes

      Chez Paul Knapton, 1755. - Chez Paul Knapton, A Londres 1755, In-12 (9x16,5cm), relié. - Prima edizione in traduzione francese di Pierre Henri Larcher. Periodo di vitello screziato completa. Torna Tooled sollevato. Parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Una lacrima con leggera perdita nella terza casella. Buona copia. Martinus Scriblerus era in origine un club letterario i cui membri (Pope, Swift, John Gay, Arbuthnot ...) si è riunito autourt satira di conoscenza e di borse di studio. Scriblerus significa scribacchino. I testi sono stati scritti collettivamente da mani diverse, ma sempre sotto il nome fittizio di Martinus Scriblerus. Il club è stato fondato nel 1712 e chiuso nel 1745. Il libro pone quindi la biografia del famoso scienziato Martinus Scriblerus con tutta la verve satirica e l'umorismo tipico della letteratura inglese del XVIII secolo.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française dans la traduction de Pierre Henri Larcher. Reliure en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un accroc avec léger manque au troisième caisson. Bon exemplaire. Martinus Scriblerus était à l'origine un club littéraire dont les membres (Pope, Swift, John Gay, Arbuthnot...) se réunissaient autourt de la satire du savoir et de l'érudition. Scriblerus signifie gribouilleur. Les textes furent écrits collectivement et par différentes mains, mais toujours sous le nom fictif de Martinus Scriblerus. Le club fut fondé en 1712 et ferma en 1745. L'ouvrage établit donc la biographie de l'illustre savant Martinus Scriblerus avec toute la verve satirique et humoristique typique de la littérature anglaise du XVIIIe.  

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        Zodiaco mariano en que el sol de justicia Christo con la salud en las alas vista como signos, y casas proprias para beneficio de los hombres los templos, y lugares dedicados à los cultos de su SS. Madre por medio de las mas celebres, y milagrosas imagenes de la misma Señora, que se veneran en esta America Septentrional, y reynos de la Nueva España.

      Mexico: En la Nueva Imprenta del Real, y Mas Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso 4to (20 cm; 8"). [24], 328 pp.. 1755 Noted Jesuit author Francisco de Florencia (1619–95) has the distinction of being one of the earliest known Florida-born authors; his writings are numerous and his best focus on Mariology. The work at hand is the first published survey of shrines in Mexico relating to Mary and her Apparitions. The manuscript remained unpublished at Florencia's death and it fell to fellow Jesuit and Mariologist Juan Antonio de Oviedo to update, edit, and publish it for the first time in 1755. Evidence of readership: Note in margin of p. 113, where discussion begins of the image of Nuestra Senora de las Angustias that is in the Hospital del Amor de Dios: "hoi se benera esta imagen en San Andres. Contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties and pastedowns and front free endpapers (if there ever were any). Two small round areas in blank space of title-page with holes probably where a previous owner's name was; two pages (31, 153) each with two areas of blank space heavily inked over, again probably where a previous owner's name was, the iron gall ink having damaged those two leaves with small loss (perhaps 12 or 15 words total) on their versos. Some stray brown stains, possibly associated with ink or with wax. => A good copy but for the noted small losses. Priced accordingly.

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        Lettres chinoises, ou Correspondance philosophique, historique et critique, entre un Chinois Voyageur et ses Correspondans à la Chine, en Moscovie, en Perse et Au Japon. Nouvelle Edition, Augmentée de nouvelles Lettres et de quantité de Remarques...

      chez Pierre Poaupie, 1755. Sei volumi di cm. 14,5, pp. 2.000 ca. complessive. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati e sguardie marmorizzate. Ex libris nobiliare. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Tipica espressione della visione e dello spirito illuministico del tempo.

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        The Memorials of the English and French Commissaries Concerning the Limiots of Nova Scotia or Acadia

      London 1755 - quarto, beautifully rebound in 3/4 blue morocco with marbled paper covered boards with elaborate gilt decoration of the spine, top edge gilt. Text in English and French. The Title page has been replaced by a high quality facsimile with the orginal placed in pocket at back along with the map. There is very little foxing through most of the book, but it is moderate in the beginning and end of the book. There is a repair to the last page. The map is colored in outline and moderately foxed. pp. 2 leaves + 771. It is stated that this is volume 1- this was published along with a similar volume on St. Lucia. A scarce book on a very interesting time in French- English competition- especially in America in a new binding. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Prospectus di Venetia, praecipua Urbs Reipublique, ad Mare Adriatticum. (titolo ripetuto in italiano, francese e tedesco).

      1755 ca.. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva, 313x425. Piacevole veduta prospettica che richiama l'impianto di Werner, tipico delle incisioni tedesche del '700 e riprende la precedente stampa incisa da Ruprecht per Haffner nel 1745, migliorandone la qualità incisoria. Si tratta di una stampa popolare, pubblicata su foglio sciolto, di una certa rarità. In primo piano scene navi e barche movimentano la scena. Al margine sup. riporta la scritta "Venedig" rovesciata. Al centro del margine inf. entro cartiglio è inciso il leone marciano con il libro aperto. Bell'esemplare rifilato alla battuta del rame nei margini inf. e sup. Al verso presenta sottili tracce di carta all'esterno dei margini in quanto l'esemplare era in vecchia cornice. Moretto, Venetia. Le immagini della Repubblica, 171.

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        Anweisung zu einer guten Deutschen Schreibart und allen in den Geschäften und Rechtssachen vorfallenden schriftlichen Ausarbeitungen, zu welchem Ende allenthalben wohlausgearbeitete Proben und Beyspiele beygefüget werden. 8 Bl., 672 S., 6 Bl. Mit 1 Falttabelle. Hübscher Halblederbd d. Z. auf 5 Bünden mit Rückenschild und Filetenvergoldung.

      Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf, 1755. - Erste Ausgabe des klassischen Briefstellers, der darüber hinaus im theoretischen Teil auch ein sprach- und dichtungstheoretisches Werk ist. Es ist erstaunlich, über welche Kenntnisse und welchen Literaturüberblick der Volkswirtschaftler Justi verfügte. So enthält der erste Teil Kapitel wie: 'Von der Güte, Schönheit und dem Nachdruck der Worte', 'Betrachtungen über die deutsche Sprache und die Sprachkunst', 'Von der Erfindung, Ordnung und Schönheit der Gedanken' u.a. Justi (1717-1771) war einer der bedeutendsten Kameralisten seiner Zeit, insbesondere wegen seiner systematischen Trennung der Kameral- von den Polizeiwissenschaften. Er arbeitete als Privatsekretär, Advokat und Rat der Herzogin von Sachsen-Eisenach und wurde 1751 Prof. der Rhetorik und der Kameralistik am Theresianum in Wien. Seine Lehren, die am Leitbild einer durch Grundgesetze gemilderten und rational verwalteten absoluten Monarchie orientiert waren, beeinflssten die Reformen Josephs II. Justi veröffentlichte u.a. staatswirtschaftliche, ökonomische und kameralwissenschaftliche Schriften. Fehlspekulationen im Silberbergbau zwangen ihn 1754, aus dem österr. Dienst auszuscheiden. Er begab sich zunächst nach Göttingen, wo er als Polizeidirektor und Bergrat wirkte, scheiterte aber bald erneut aufgrund finanzieller Probleme. Nach kurzer Zeit in dänischen Diensten wurde er vom preuß. König 1765 zum Leiter der staatlichen Bergwerke ernannt, drei Jahre später jedoch wegen angeblicher Unterschlagungen seines Amtes enthoben und in der Festung Küstrin inhaftiert, wo er nach einigen Jahren starb. – Gutes Exemplar. – Kress, Suppl., 4774.

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les rélations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu`à present dans les differéntes langues de toutes les nations connues: contenant ce qu'il y a de plus remarquable, de plus utile, et de mieux avéré, dans les Pays ou les Voyageurs in pénétré... Nouvelle édition. Tome douzième.

      chez Pierre de Hondt, 1755. In - 4 (cm. 25,5), pp. iv, 488 (2). Frontespizio in rosso e nero, testate e 22 belle tavole incise in rame di cui molte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorso a nervi con fregi e titoli in oro su tasselli. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati, tagli colorati. Minimi segni d'uso, ma esemplare marginoso, genuino e ben conservato. Le tavole sono stampate su carta forte e raffigurano vedute, scene popolari, costumi e carte geografiche dei luoghi visitati. Si tratta del volume 12 della celebre storia dei viaggi di A.F. Prevost nell'edizione olandese che segue l'originale francese con, rispetto a quest'ultimo, importati correzioni ed aggiunte. Il presente volume contiene le relazioni di viaggiatori prevalentemente dedicate al Regno del Siam.

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        TA., In der Bildmitte großes Gebäude, rechts ein Teil der Stadt, i. Vgr. aus der Stadt marschierende Soldaten mit Gefangenen auf einem Pferdewagen.

      - lavierte Federzeichnung v. G. D. Heumann ?, um 1755, 17,5 x 31,7 Nicht sign. - Aus der Sammlung Ehlers, Göttingen. Von alter Hand G. D. Heumann oder L. Besemann zugeschrieben.

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        A VOYAGE FROM ENGLAND TO INDIA IN THE YEAR MDCCLIV. And an historical narrative of The Operations of the Squadron and Army in India, under the Command of Vice - Admiral Watson and Colonel Clive, in the Years 1755, 1756, 1757

      London, printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1773, 1755. including a Correspondence between the Admiral and the Nabob Serajah Dowlah. Interspersed with Some interesting Passages relating to the Manners, Customs, &c. of several Nations in Indostan. Also, a Journey From Persia to England, by an unusual route. With an Appendix, Containing an Account of the Diseases prevalent in Admiral Watson's Squadron: A Description of most of the Trees, Shrubs, and Plants, of India, with their real, or supposed, medicinal Virtues: Also a Copy of a Letter written by a late ingenious Physician, on the Disorders incidental to Europeans at Gombroon in the Gulph of Persia. FIRST EDITION 1773, 4to, approximately 265 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, 2 folding engraved maps and 13 engraved plates, 1 folding, pages: XII, 506, bound in early half calf over marbled boards, rebacked to style with raised bands and new gilt lettered red morocco label, endpapers renewed at some time, all edges red. Corners slightly worn with board showing at tips, marbled sides slightly rubbed, Reference Library bookplate on front pastedown, plus a small bookseller's stamp, and a signature on verso front endpaper, folding maps faintly browned, small closed tear to inner inner edge of each map with neat repair on reverse, no loss, small blind library stamp to top of title page and on plates (4 on image), 11 further blind stamps to top margins of text, occasional very light pale margin spotting, a few tiny ink spots to page 149, 1 on page 231, no loss of legibility, very faint offsetting to text opposite some plates. A very good sturdy copy. "Edward Ives (1719-1786), was a naval surgeon and traveller From 1753 to 1757 he was surgeon of the Kent, bearing the flag of Vice - Admiral Charles Watson as commander - in - chief in the East Indies. The squadron sailed via the Cape of Good Hope and Madagascar to India, where they visited the chief English settlements and major cities, Ives attending the company hospitals and staff in each place. On the admiral's death in August 1757, Ives resigned his appointment, and travelled home overland from Basrah, through Baghdad, Mosul, and Aleppo, thence by Cyprus, to Leghorn and Venice, and home through Germany and the Netherlands, arriving in England in March 1759. A Voyage from England to India described his journey to India, his experiences there, and his overland route home. Ives's presence at many of the events described and his close relationship with Vice - Admiral Watson give his historical narrative an unusual importance, and his accounts of the manners and customs of the inhabitants, of the diseases and medical practices, of the natural history, and of the products of the countries he visited, some then little known to Europeans, are those of an acute and, for his time, relatively enlightened observer. (ODNB). Cox Travel Volume I, page 299: "The appendix contains an 'Account of the Diseases prevalent in Adml. Watson's squadron, a description of most of the Trees, Shrubs, and Plants of India, with their medicinal virtues". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les belles grecques, ou l'histoire des plus fameuses courtisanes de la Grece

      S.n, 1755. - S.n., A Amsterdam 1755, In-8 (10x17,5cm), (8) 223pp. (3), relié. - Prima edizione, illustrata da figure 4 Créquy. Bound in marocchino rosso pieno Capé firmato fine del XIX. Indietro con i nervi decorati con grottesche. inquadratura triple net sui piatti. bordi dorati. zona più scura in piano inferiore. Un eventuale ripristino sulla coda piana superiore. Molto bella copia, perfettamente preparati. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée de 4 figures par Créquy. Reliure en plein maroquin rouge fin XIXe signée Capé. Dos à nerfs orné à la grotesque. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Zone plus sombre sur le plat inférieur. Une restauration possible sur le plat supérieur en queue. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi. Recueil composé de 4 nouvelles historiques mettant en scène 4 courtisanes de la Grèce anrique : Rhodope, Aspasie, Laïs, Lamia. Le genre tient davantage de la littérature que de l'histoire. Un papillon relié in fine de l'exemplaire catalogué et provenant de la bibliothèque de Behague. Une date : janvier 1934.  

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        Les règles du Dessein et du Lavis, pour les Plans particulier des Ouvrages & des Bâtimens, & pour leur Coupes, Profils, Elévations & Façades, tant de l'Architecture militaire que civile

      Paris, Didot, 1755. XV, (1bl), 214, (2)pp., 24pl veau marbré, dos plat orné, encadrement d'un filet à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Rel. de l'ép.) 1755, 1755, in-8, XV, (1bl), 214, (2)pp, 24pl, veau marbré, dos plat orné, encadrement d'un filet à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Rel. de l'ép.), 24 planches dépl. h.t. Nouvelle édition , revue, corrigée et augmentée. Exemplaire bien restauré

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        Manuscript - Cocoa Trade Piracy Court Document with Waxed Seals - Signed By the Governor of Jamaica

      Jamaica, 1755. St. Jago de la Vega [Spanish Town], Jamaica, 16 January 1755. Substantial manuscript court document prepared for a trial held at the High Court of Chancery concerning a French ship named Santa Rosa and the profits from the sale her cargo of cocoa, all of which was erroneously mistaken for a Spanish enemy vessel in 1742 during the War of Jenkins' Ear, captured by British Commander John Draper and his schooner HMS Adventure, confiscated and sold by British authorities. Herein the French are laying claim for due compensation of their financial losses. Signed in the original by Jamaica's Governor Charles Knowles, and by Robert Pringle, a plantation owner serving as court registrar. Complete with an extremely scarce large wax seal, being the double-sided Great Seal of Jamaica from the time of George II, the last Hanoverian British monarchy. Seal measures approximately 10 cm in diameter, Folio. 57 pages in a fine hand, string-tied in simple paper wrappers. Laid paper, measuring approximately 27 x 23 cm, watermarked with initials CR and a crest with powder horn. Chips and spotting to leafs, loss to lower half of wax seal, otherwise in very good condition, a very rare survivor of eighteenth century West Indies privateering. A miscalculated incident of piracy and its consequences are transcribed by the High Court of Jamaica in these original eighteenth century manuscript trial documents, with which is the exceedingly scarce original Great Seal of Jamaica that was appended to the document by Governor Knowles. In this ongoing case, the Kingdom of France, a neutral party not involved in the war between Spain and England, sought redress for the confiscation and disposal of one of their West Indies trade vessels and valuable cargo, from the British Admiralty who captured and condemned the ship believing it to be from Spain. Seemingly not recorded elsewhere, this scenario illustrates just how fervidly the colonial trading nations protected their sea trade routes. The French vessel La Santa Rosa was captured by the British in 1742, at the height of the War of Jenkins' Ear, a conflict between Britain and Spain for trading opportunities in the Caribbean. When war broke out in 1739, both Britain and Spain expected that France would join the war on the Spanish side. There was heavy privateering on both sides, hundreds of vessels being captured, and the Spanish convoys proving almost unstoppable. It stands to reason, then, that when a vessel was captured, the prize was immediately sold for profit which presumably funded the war. This manuscript begins by recording the previous claims made in St. Jago de la Vega [Spanish Town] at the British Court of Admiralty, from 1751 to 1754, including the initial "Bill" or charges filed, followed by several answers by both plaintiff and defendant, and a verdict for payment to the French. Interesting to note, the nine-year delay from the time of the ship's capture (1742) to the initial claim (1751) shows how long it took for overseas communication, and therefore how long it could take to solve such a question as a missing vessel. At first, the French were simply seeking the return of their ship, with its arms and ammunition, and furniture, as well as compensation for the loss of the cargo of cocoa. A statement made herein suggests that a French merchant of Bordeaux, Francis Anthony Percarrere, attempted to make a reasonable offer for quick settlement. William Foster, a wealthy English merchant representing his crown, however, clearly did not agree to the terms. As the trial continued, it became a tedious fragmented financial debate of monies owed to the French for the cocoa, duty payable to authorities for the sale of said cocoa, monies lost by merchants, and the like. During the process, before November 1953, Percarrere passed away, leaving his estate and this claim in the trust hands of a Mr. Augustin Dupony. Not once denying the mistake, the British rebuttal consisted of a detailed tally of costs incurred by them in the process of selling, including paying slaves to unload the vessel and to make bags, storage fees, commissions, instalments already submitted to the French Mr. Dupony, adjustments for goods spoiled at sea, and so forth, to arrive at a balance he deems to be fair. This document was prepared by Scottish plantation owner Robert Pringle, whose signature and seal are present, and who was appointed Registrar of the High Court of Jamaica by Royal Navy Admiral and Governor of Jamaica Sir Charles Knowles (1704-1777) who endorses and signs the same. Although not standing alone, the principle claimant is a French merchant named Francis Anthony Pecerrere [François Antoine Pécarrère], formerly of Bordeaux, who is suing a Jamaican merchant William Foster for his losses, the latter having been selected to sell the ship, its assets and cargo, at least in part as a reward to Captain John Draper who made the erroneous capture. A complex court trial spanning four (4) years, involving two British governors of Jamaica, and being elevated to the High Court of Jamaica, the matters of recompense evidently remained unsettled after the verdict decreed herein, with another appeal being petitioned and granted on the final leaf. Proceedings took place at the Court of Admiralty Sessions which held hearings of criminal offences committed on the high seas, and also at the Court of Vice Admiralty which tried offences against the Customs and Revenue Laws, as well as adjudicating on vessels found engaged in the slave trade. With so little documentation available from this era, the final outcome may forever remain a mystery. Excerpts from the manuscript: "Jamaica. I, Charles Knowles Esquire, Captain General Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Island of Jamaica... Admiral of the Same... Do Hereby Certify... that Robert Pringle Esquire, Who hath Signed and Attested the Certificate... is Register of the High Court of Chancery... Duly Admitted and Sworn... Have Sett my Own Hand and Caused the Broad Seal of this Island Aforesaid to be Appended to these Presents at St Jago Dela Vega... sixteenth day of January in the Year of our Lord One Thousand and Seven Hundred and Fifty Five... [16 January 1755]" "Jamaica. Robert Pringle Esquire Register of the High Court of Chancery for the Island aforesaid Duly Admitted and Sworn Do hereby Certify.... that the several sheets of paper hereunto annexed... Contain True Copies of the Bill Answers and other Proceedings Commenced had and prosecuted in the said court... Wherein Francis Anthony Pecarrere and others are the Complainants & William Foster of the Parish of Kingston... merchant... and others are the Defendants" "Jamaica... Bill Filed 8th October 1751... to His Excellency Edward Trelawny, Esq,. Captain General Governor of Commander in Chief of Jamaica and other territories... Pecarrere & al Cont [vs] Foster Wm & al. "Humbly Complaining Theneth unto your Excellency the Orators [plaintiffs] Francis Anthony Pecarrere Late of the City of Bordeaux in the Kingdom of France Merchant now residing at Kingston in the Island of Jamaica Aforesaid and Alexander MacFarlane of the Parish of Kingston Aforesaid Merchant, that the Schooner or Vessel Sta Rosa was on or about the first day of September... One Thousand Seven Hundred And Forty Two [1 September 1742] Seized on the High Seas by His Majesty's Ship of Warr the Adventure John Draper Esqr Commander and was by Him on Suspicion of the said Schooner being the property of the King of Spain or Some of his Subjects who then Waged Warr with His Britannick Majesty Carried into the Harbour of Port Royal in this Island... that at a High Court held at St Jago de la Vega... Exhibited a Libel for the Said Schooner Sta Rosa & Her cargo Humbly praying that she with her Guns Tackle Furniture Ammunition and Apparel and All the Goods Wares and Merchandizes in her Taken and Seized might be forfeited & confiscated to the use of the Said John Draper Esquire... Augustine Dupony Super Cargoe [supercargo] of the said Schooner Sta. Rosa had Liberty to put in a Claim... ... said orator Francis Anthony Percarrere offered the said William Foster a Considerable Discount if he would but pay him immediately rather than go to Law & that he might Depart for his home from this island where he has been Detained so long at a Great Expense having no manner of Business... since his arrival in this island which is now Two Years... that the Said William Foster and Robert Foster Combining and Confederating and with Diverse persons... to charge them the said Confederators..." "Answer Filed 25th March 1752. Schedule A. George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain... Island of Jamaica... To Dally Pepe Esquire Register of Our Court of Vice Admiralty for the Island... Appointed... Robert Turner and Peter Turnell... to Appraise Any Goods Wares Merchandize... Taken and Seized by John Draper Commander of Our Ship of Warr Called the Adventurer... 45 Casks of Cocoa... 40 Serroons of Cocoa... Baggs of Cocoa... [Summary:] 111,401 of Cocoa £5574, 460 Hydes £201, 209 D. Dloons £1372... " "Masters Report filed 29th January 1754... Schedule A... Sales of Cocoa by the Schooner La Santa Rosa Rec'd Mr. Augustin Dupony..." "Account of the Several Sums of Money paid said out and Disbursed by William Foster for Duties, Negroes, Hire Storage, Materials Found, Work Done and other Charges Attending the Sale of Cocoa Imported in the Schooner La Santa Rosa on Account of Augustin Dupony..." "Jamaica... Affidavit Filed Friday 7th May 1754. Dupony Admor vs Foster et al. - William Foster one of the Defendants in the Above Cause maketh oath that the vessel with the Goods and Merchandizes... having been seized and Brought into this Island In the time of the Late Warr Against Spain the Same was Libelled in the Court of Vice Admiralty And upon Tryal Sentenced was Given by the Court for ye Claimants Against the Captain for which Sentence there was an Appeal whereupon the said Goods were Valued And Security was Given to Make Good in Case the Sentence then be Reversed. But in the meantime as Great part of the said Goods were [perished?]. Application was made to this Late Excellency the then Governor of this Island for an Order to Land And Sole the Land... Order was attained and this Deponent Gave to Mr. Crymble the then Reverend General... never demanded the Dutys... upon the said Sentence being Affirmed this Deponent Charged the Said Claimants with the Amount of the Said Dutys... Credited them with the amount of the Sales of the Said Goods that Mr. Crymble had Bought... As for Outstanding Debt & the Amount of the Said Goods Sold to the Said Mr. Crymble deducted out of the Ballance Remaining in this Deponents Hands." "At High Court of Chancery held at the Town of Kingston On Wednesday the 16th Day day of October 1754. This Cause this day Coming on to board for a final Decree... a judge and decree that the Deftd [defendant] William Foster do on or before Wednesday the thirtieth day of October instant pay into the Hands of the Register of this Honourable Court the Sum of One Thousand Seven Hundred & forty three pounds Two Shillings and nine pence current money of Jamaica being the interest proportion to eb due on the sum of Six Thousand Sixty.... From Which Decree Mr. Gordon of Counsel for the Defendant William Foster prayed an Appeal... " "vera copa extr. Ro: Pringle Reg. Canc. [Robert Pringle]" Affixed to this document, as stated on the first leaf by Governor Knowles along with his signature, is an extremely rare wax seal - an Original Great Seal of Jamaica. Dating to the last Hanoverian British monarch George II, the obverse imagery on this seal is highly representative of the period and of Britain's pursuit for dominance in West Indies trade. With the Arms of Jamaica being a secondary depiction to the upper right corner, the scene depicts a slave kneeling before the king's administrator in token of his submission, and presenting him with a basket of large cacao pods. To the reverse of the seal is the Great Seal of the Realm, Britain's Royal Coat of Arms, with this part of the text still legible, "GEORGIUS II D G MAG BRI FRA I HIB." The image consists of the Royal shield bordered by a garter which is topped by the Imperial crown, the English lion supporting the garter from the left, and the Scottish unicorn supporting the right. [The initials on the circumference of the coat of arms of George II, stand for the following Latin words: "Georgius II., Dei Gratia Magna Britannia, Francia et Hibernia Rex, Fidei Defensor, Brunsvici et Luneburgi Dux, Sacri Romani Imperii Archi-Thesaurarius et Elector," meaning, "George II., by the Grace of God King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Luneburg, High-Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire." The lion and the unicorn with the crown of Great Britain are the coat of arms of the kingdom, and the quarterings on the shield represented the different titles of George II.] An exceedingly scarce example, perhaps the only known surviving specimen of the Great Seal of Jamaica, made of a dark coloured wax with paper pressed upon it, embedded within it as a tassel is the same pink ribbon which holds together the documents. Some of the parties involved in this trial: Robert Pringle (1719-1775), at the time the Register (Registrar) of the High Court of Chancery for the Island of Jamaica, prepared and signed this document. He was a Scottish physician who went to Jamaica and became a planter, and also evidently served in the judicial system in Kingston. He died in Philadelphia 12 October 1775. He was the son of John Pringle, Lord of Haining and Alemore (c.1674-1754) a lawyer, politician, and judge. Sir Charles Knowles, 1st Baronet (c.1704-1777), who appointed Pringle to his post in the High Court, was a high-ranking officer of the Royal Navy, commander in chief of the Jamaica Station, and at the time of signing this document was the Governor of Jamaica. He saw service during the War of Jenkins' Ear, the wider War of the Austrian Succession, and the Seven Years' War. His naval career was mainly centred on the West Indies, where he commanded ships and squadrons in actions against both Spanish and French ships and settlements. Between 1743 and 1745 he captured a large number of prizes, with his success leading to a letter addressed to him and signed by 63 of the principal figures in Jamaica. From 1746-1748 he served as Governor of Louisbourg in Atlantic Canada. During this period, on 15 July 1747, he was also promoted to rear-admiral of the white and appointed as commander in chief on the Jamaica Station. In 1752 he was appointed Governor of Jamaica. Over his four-year period as governor he took steps to reform the legal system, and also moved the administrative capital from Spanish Town to Kingston, arguing that the latter was more defensible. His attempts to ensure the subordination of the Jamaican assembly to the British government led to calls for his removal as governor, but his policies were subsequently upheld by the British government. Knowles resigned the governorship in January 1756 and returned to England. Edward Trelawny (1699-1754) who was Governor of Jamaica when this trial first began in 1751, and mentioned in the document, held the post from April 1738 to September 1752, being succeeded by Knowles. He is best remembered for establishing a peace agreement, supported by the English settlers, which officially freed the Maroons from the white planters and provided them with land. He also fought in the War of Jenkins' Ear. The principle defendants are William Foster (1722-1768), and Robert Foster, who had the privilege of handling the sale of the prize vessel and her cargo, and the unfortunate burden of reprimand owing to the mistake of another. In 1754 William Foster owned land in the parishes of St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland, Jamaica, having grown up on his father's estate in Elim, at the eastern extremity of St Elizabeth Parish and inherited the same. He died 31 October 1768 in Bedford, Jamaica. His son John Foster (1767-1831) was a magistrate in both England and Jamaica. His father was Colonel John Foster (1681-1731) who served as Member of Assembly for St. Elizabeth in 1722 and 1731. Their ancestor, Captain Thomas Foster, of Northumberland, was concerned in the capture of Jamaica, and had large grants of land allotted to him in the island. The principle plaintiff is a French merchant from Bordeaux named Francis Anthony Pecerrere[François Antoine Pécarrère], whom evidently had a sizeable investment in the confiscated cargo, and perhaps in the schooner itself. He made a voyage overseas to Jamaica to resolve this matter in person, but was detained for two years or more. Alexander MacFarlane (ca.1703 - 1755), the second plaintiff names, was a Scottish a merchant who settled in Kingston, Jamaica, where he acquired a considerable fortune as a planter, and where he became a notable civil servant, as member of the legislative assembly, as magistrate (His Honour Judge MacFarlane), and on 4 November 1735 becoming Postmaster General of Jamaica. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and one of the best mathematicians of the day. In his will he left his Jamaica plantation 'Large Island' to his brothers, his valuable collection of astronomical instruments to his alma mater, the University of Glasgow. In his memory the University named their new observatory after him. He died unmarried. Little is known of Captain John Draper, who died in the West Indies 17 July 1743, and who captured the French schooner La Santa Rosa, mistaking her for a Spanish vessel. [Possibly the same ship, later commanded by a different Captain, an HMS Adventure of the Royal Marines, was captured by a French privateer in 1756.] War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-1748) was largely a result of Spanish and British disagreements over the actions of Spanish guarda costas and British illicit trade in the Caribbean. It represented the first time that Spain and Britain went to war primarily over their respective positions in the Caribbean. The seeds of conflict began with the separation of an ear from Jenkins following the boarding of his vessel by Spanish coast guards in 1731, eight years before the war began. Popular response to the incident was tepid until several years later when opposition politicians and the British South Sea Company hoped to spur outrage against Spain, believing that a victorious war would improve Britain?s trading opportunities in the Caribbean. Also ostensibly providing the impetus to war against the Spanish Empire was a desire to pressure the Spanish not to renege on the lucrative asiento contract, which gave British slavers permission to sell slaves in Spanish America. When war broke out in 1739, both Britain and Spain expected that France would join the war on the Spanish side, playing a large role in the tactical calculations of the British, although France remained uninvolved. The war resulted in heavy British casualties in North America. The war involved privateering by both sides. Anson captured a valuable Manila galleon, but this was more than offset by the numerous Spanish privateering attacks on British shipping along the transatlantic triangular trade route. They seized hundreds of British ships, looting their goods and slaves, and operated with virtual impunity in the West Indies; they were also active in European waters. The Spanish convoys proved almost unstoppable. During the Austrian phase of the war, the British fleet attacked poorly protected French merchantmen instead. Founded in 1534, Spanish town was originally named "Villa de la Vega" meaning Town on the Plain. The name was subsequently changed to "Santiago de la Vega" (St. James on the Plain) and then "St. Jago de la Vega". Following a massive attack on Jamaica on 10 May 1655, the town fell in to the hands of the British, and remained under their control. England gained formal possession of Jamaica from Spain in 1670 through the Treaty of Madrid, and kept St. Jago de la Vega as the capital until 1872. Conquered from the Spanish in 1655, Jamaica was by far the largest British colony in the West Indies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the most valuable of the American colonies. By 1662, there were 4000 colonists on the island, including exiled felons as well as impoverished Scots and Welshmen, who arrived as indentured laborers. Settlement hastened as profits began to accrue from cocoa, coffee and sugarcane production. The Age of Sail was a period roughly corresponding to the early modern period in which international trade and naval warfare were dominated by sailing ships, lasting from the 16th to the mid-19th century. This is a significant period during which square-rigged sailing ships carried European settlers to many parts of the world in one of the most expansive human migrations in recorded history. The age of sail runs roughly from the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, the last significant engagement in which oar-propelled galleys played a major role, to the Battle of Hampton Roads in 1862. During the Age of Sail from the 16th to the mid-19th century the supercargo (from the Spanish sobrecargo) was the second most important person aboard a merchant ship after the captain. A supercargo is a person employed on board a vessel by the owner of cargo carried on the ship. The duties of a supercargo are defined by admiralty law and include managing the cargo owner's trade, selling the merchandise in ports to which the vessel is sailing, and buying and receiving goods to be carried on the return voyage. The Great Seal of Great Britain and Ireland (known as the Great Seal of the Realm or Great Seal of the United Kingdom after the Union of 1801) is a seal that is used to symbolise the Sovereign's approval of important state documents. Sealing wax is melted in a metal mould or matrix and impressed into a wax figure that is attached by cord or ribbon to documents that the Monarch wishes to make official. [Scotland has had its own seal since the 14th century.] . Very Good.

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        Memorie storico - critiche della Città di Siena che servono alla vita civile di Pandolfo Petrucci dal MCCCCLXXX al MDXII raccolte - Continuazione delle Memorie storico - critiche della Città di Siena per le quali vengono descritti 4 altri Soggetti della Famiglia Petrucci, Alessandro Bichi e tutta la fazzione novesca fino agli anni MDXXVII - Fino agl'anni MDLII - Fino agl'anni MDLIX.

      Vincenzio Pazzini Carli, 1755. Quattro volumi legati in due in - 4° (253x180mm), pp. (2), VIII, 267; VIII, 306, (2); (2), VII, 306; VIII, 356. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tasselli arancio ai dorsi. Tagli marmorizzati azzurri e rossi. Vignette ai frontespizi. Fregi tipografici istoriati in calcografia. Esemplare assai fresco. Manca, come quasi sempre, il ritratto del Petrucci. Edizione originale, rara, di questa storia di Siena dal 1480 al 1559 fondata su una larghissima messe di documenti inediti. Si ripercorre in particolare il periodo della gestione della Repubblica da parte di Pandolso Petrucci. Il Pecci (Siena, 1693 - ivi, 1768) è noto oggi segnatamente come storico della propria città. Moreni, II, 165. Inghirami, 1695. Lozzi, 5134: "Raro specialmente con il ritratto". Hoepli, Storie d'Italia, 7939. Bocca, 5814: "Raro". Sul Pecci cfr. Cinzia Rossi, Giovanni Antonio Pecci (1693 - 1768): le vicende familiari, la presenza nell'Ordine di Santo Stefano e il pensiero sulla nobiltà di un intellettuale senese, Pisa, 2003; Giovanni Antonio Pecci: un accademico senese nella società e nella cultura del XVIII secolo. Atti del convegno, a cura di Ettore Pellegrini, Siena, 2004.

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        Rime, dedicate alla S.R.M. di Carlo Emanuele Re di Sardegna. Seconda edizione. Brescia, Gian Maria Rizzardi, MDCCLV (1755)

      Rizzardi, 1755. in - 4, pp. VIII, (2), CCXXXIV. Leg. coeva p.perg. Finissimo antip. allegorico inc. in rame da B. Crivellari dal dis. di P. Scalvini; vignetta inc. da F. Zucchi al frontesp.; stupendo ritratto di Carlo Emanuele III inc. da Marco Pitteri, e testata con sue armi; ritratto in ovale del Duranti inc. da F. Zucchi; 8 originali testate finem. inc. da Crivellari e Zucchi e altrettanti finalini,oltre 120 iniziali inc. in rame ornate a carattere architettonico. Deliziosa edizione, senz'altro una delle piu pregiate produzioni illustrate della tipografia bresciana. Si compone di 8 epistole in versi e di circa 110 sonetti. Ottimo esempl. Pur non essendo edita a Venezia, è ampiamente descritta dal Morazzoni, Bibliogr. Veneziana.

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