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The first printed English signals book

GREENWOOD, Jonathan, 1715. 

Eighteenth century Oxford

WILLIAMS, William, 1732. 

The Grand Tour in eighteenth century virtual reality!

Publishers BASSET, André Basset, DAUMONT, Jean-Francois, HUQUIER, Jacques-Gabriel Huquier, MAILLET, Nicolas Langlois, MONDARE, Louis Joseph Mondhare, and others, 1740. 

Michele Marieschi’s suite of views of Venice

MARIESCHI, Michele, 1741. 

The most vocal supporter of the Northwest Passage

DOBBS, Arthur, 1744. 

Caught short? Never settle for bog-standard again!

Lavatory Humour, 1750. 

Louis XV’s intentions in the Caribbean

BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas, 1758. 

A triumph of Venetian rococo book design

ZATTA, Antonio [VISENTINI, Antonio], 1761. 

One of the earliest European chronicles of the American War of Independence

KORN, Christoph Heinrich [attr.], 1777. 

Cook in Parts!

ANDERSON, George William pseud., 1785. 

The first scientific analysis of the American Southwest

HUMBOLDT, Alexander von [and] Aime J.A. BONPLAND, 1811. 

Inquiry in the Poyasian Fraud

CODD, Edward, 1824. 

Travels in French food and wine

DE PÉRIGORD, A.B. [Horace RAISSON and Léon THIESSÉ], 1827.