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First edition

SANDFORD, Francis, 1677. 

Visscher family catalogue

VISSCHER, Nicolaes, 1682. 

With the Arms of the Sun King

LA HIRE, Philippe de, 1704. 

The first printed English signals book

GREENWOOD, Jonathan, 1715. 

Hollar’s first catalogue raisonné

[HOLLAR] VERTUE, George (ed.)., 1745. 

Caught short? Never settle for bog-standard again!

Lavatory Humour, 1750. 

La Pomme Verte”

DIDEROT, Denis [and] D’ALEMBERT, Jean Le Rond, 1751. 

A triumph of Venetian rococo book design

ZATTA, Antonio [VISENTINI, Antonio], 1761. 

Catalogue of Louis-Charles Desnos

DESNOS, [Louis-Charles], 1765. 

Manuscript inventory for an important Spanish cartographical library

DE AGUIRRE, Domingo; and others, 1773. 

D’Anville’s maps of China

D’ANVILLE, [Jean Baptiste Bourguignon], 1776.