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         Laurus [Laurel]

      [Nuremberg] 1773 - Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.J.Haid. Very good condition. A very fine image from Trew's 'Plantae Selectae', one of the greatest of all eighteenth-century botanical books, drawn by the greatest of eighteenth-century botanical artists, George Dionysius Ehret. Linnaeus, wrote to Trew, in Latin, that "The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants.nothing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future." Christoph JakobTrew, a physician and botanist, had for a number of years been an admirer of Ehret's work. Ehret, a brilliant botanical artist, was unrivalled in his ability to "achieve realism, majesty, ineffable colour, all in one breathtaking look." (Hunt). Born in Heidelberg in 1710, he originally worked as a gardener and practised drawing in his spare time. His artistic abilities led him to the service of a Regensburg banker named Leskenkohl, and it was during this period that Trew met Ehret. Trew was to remain a friend and patron of Ehret's throughout his life, and by 1742, the germ of what was to become the present publication was already under discussion when Trew wrote to Christian Thran in Carlsruhe "Every year I receive some beautifully painted exotic plants [by Ehret] and have already more than one hundred of them." Ehret moved to London in the late 1730s, where he painted the recently introduced exotics at the Chelsea Physic Garden and established himself as a teacher of flower-painting and botany. Discussions about the projected work continued by letter until 1748, when Johann Jacob Haid from Augsburg agreed to produce the engravings from Ehret's drawings. Gerta Calman Georg Ehret, Flower painter Extraordinary (1977) p.97; Dunthorne 309; Great Flower Books (1990) p.144; Hunt 539; Nissen BBI 1997; Pritzel 9499; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 15.131.

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         An Abridgement of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which is Added An Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to be Known and Observed By All Justices of the Peace

      Boston: Joseph Greenleaf. Very Good. 1773. Hardcover. A well-preserved relic from pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts Bay colony, summarizing the principal laws and defining legal terms of the time. The entries are presented in alphabetical order, from 'accessory' to 'woman'. In his introduction, the publisher has taken pains to explain that regulations specific to England and Scotland have been removed and that this is a book intended for use by Americans. Page 345 mis-numbered as 145. Appendix with general rules, directions and formats to be used in legal settings. Single leaf at rear of volume with ads both sides touting publisher's other offerings. --- With an inked notation on the front free endpaper, dated 1776, stating that this book was given as a gift in memory of 'the Hon. John (Thomas Esq Descarte) who was a Major General in the Continental Army.' Two 1780 marriages are noted on the verso of the ffep. --- In full tooled leather covers. Five raised spine bands, with only a dark remnant of original label. Pages quite bright though browned at margins. (NOTE: A tear to front hinge has been professionally repaired and reinforced prior to this listing.); 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 386, (2, ads) pages .

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         REGLEMENT GENERAL pour la Direction et Economie de l'Hôpital général de cette ville de Clermont-Ferrand. Que les administrateurs, chapelains, économes, gouvernantes et sous-gouvernantes, sœurs, sous-soeurs et tous desservans de cette maison doivent observer et faire observer.

      Clermont-Ferrand, de l'Imprimerie du Roi, 1773. - in-4. 4ff. 122pp. 9pp. Veau brun moucheté, plats avec triples filets dorés et armes dorées au centre, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque restaurée). Edition Originale rare du règlement intérieur de l'hôpital de Clermont-Ferrand contenant plusieurs détails sur la gestion et les activités de cet établissement ("Des Enfants trouvés", "des Vignes, Vendanges, et Cuvage", "De l'Habillement et Blanchissage des Pauvres", etc). Il est suivi de lettres patentes octroyant aux administrateurs de l'hôpital plusieurs privilèges. Reliure aux armes de François-Marie Le Maistre de La Gardaye (1700-1776), évêque de Clermont-Ferrand en 1742, puis à l'abbaye de Moureilles (diocèse de La Rochelle) en 1748. Ex-libris imprimés au contreplat et au feuillet de garde. Légers défauts aux plats. Papier uniformément roussi. Mouillures éparses. Olivier, Hermal, Roton (O.H.R.) planche 1894. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         An interesting appendix to Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England

      America: printed for the subscribers: by Robert Bell ... Philadelphia. 1773. "8vo, pp. [4], iv, [5]-119, [1]; xii, 155, [1] ads; contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked, old red morocco label on spine; very good. & & The text consists of 6 tracts, each with a sectional title-p.: I. Priestley's Remarks on some paragraphs in the fourth volume of Blackstone's Commentaries, relating to the dissenters. II. Blackstone's Reply to Priestley's Remarks. III. Priestley's Answer to Blackstone's Reply. IV. The case of the late election of the county of Middlesex considered on the principles of the Constitution and the authorities of law. V. Furneaux's Letters to the Hon. Mr. Justice Blackstone concerning his Exposition of the Act of Toleration, and some positions relative to religious liberty, in his celebrated Commentaries on the laws of England. And, VI. Authentic copies of the argument of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Foster in the Court of Judges Delegates, and of the speech of the Right Hon. Lord Mansfield in the House of Lords, in the cause between the city of London and dissenters.& & The second printing of an important commentary on Blackstone, first published (with different pagination) in 1772. These tracts were originally printed in the fifth volume of the first American edition of Blackstone's Commentaries, also published in 1772. In the third printing of 1773 the title changed to The Palladium of Conscience. The tracts herein deal with Blackstone's writings on religious liberty and toleration, and the rights of nonconformists. Thomas Jefferson owned a copy of this edition. & & Evans 12684; Sabin 5697."

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         River Thames and Mercury Bay in New Zealand; Bay of Islands in New Zealand; Tolaga Bay in New Zealand.

      1773 - London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 330 x 440mm. Original antique map of New Zealand. Three charts on one sheet, from Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages. for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'.

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         The description and use of the globes, and the orrery. To which is prefix'd, by way of introduction, a brief account of the solar system. 11th edition.

      London, B. Cole & E. Cushee, 1773.Contemporary calf (extremities of spine rep.). With engraved frontispiece and 6 folding engraved plates. VIII,220,(4) pp.* A popular handbook on globes which ran to many editions from 1731.

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         Reize naar Oost-Indië en Persië, en de daar omliggende landen. Ondernomen langs een' ongewoonen weg.Amsterdam, De Compagnie, 1779. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 2 engraved title-pages (identical except for the volume number) by Th. Koning after J.G Waldorp showing an allegorical illustration, 2 folding engraved maps, one of India (44 x 51 cm), the other tracking Ives' journey from Basrah to Latichea (ca. 42 x 56 cm), 9 engraved plates (including 1 large folding), woodcut tables, woodcut tailpieces and factotums, and decorations built up from cast fleurons. Early 20th-century boards, covered with very unusual marbled pape, black morocco spine label.

      Tiele, Bibl. 22; cf. Cox I, p. 299 (English ed.); on the author: ODNB online ed. First Dutch edition (second issue) of Ives' travel account of his voyage from England to India and his journey from Persia to England, first published in English in 1773. From 1753 to 1757 the naval surgeon and traveller Edward Ives (1719-1786) was surgeon of the Kent, the flagship of Vice-Admiral Charles Watson, 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. When Admiral Watson died in August 1757, Ives' own health was also somewhat impaired and he resigned his appointment, travelling home overland from Basrah, through Baghdad, Mosul and Aleppo, via Cyprus to Livorno and Venice, and finally through Germany and the Netherlands, arriving in England in March 1759 (ODNB). The plates include depictions of an altar, a Hooka (a Persian tobacco-pipe, in the large folding plate), the tower of Babel, views of the forts St. David and Geriah, and an amulet with Arabic inscriptions, together with Dutch translations. ''Ive's presence at many of the transactions which he describes and his personal intimacy with Watson give this historical narrative an unusual importance, and his account of the manners and customs of the countries he visited, are those of an enlightened and acute observer. The appendix contains 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 medical virtues'' (Cox). This Dutch edition is a reissue of the edition published some 4 years earlier (Rotterdam and Utrecht, 1775-1776). The original English edition, A voyage from England to India..., was published in London in 1773. A German edition appeared in 1775-1776.Small marginal tear in 1 map and the folding plate, vol. 2 with loss of some paper in lower blank leaf of C4 and the last 3 quires browned. A wide-margined copy of Ives' narrative in good condition.

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         THE PLACID MAN: OR, MEMOIRS OF SIR CHARLES BEVILLE.

      London, J. Dodsley, 1773.2 volumes, complete set, SECOND EDITION WITH ADDITIONS 1773. 12mo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 6¾ x 4 inches, woodcut tailpieces, pages: xii, 223, (1); viii, 247, (1), bound in full contemporary calf, gilt rules to spines, gilt volume numbers and gilt lettered title labels, gilt edges to covers. Spines darkened, hinges starting to crack at top and bottom, covers holding firmly, corners just slightly rubbed, 3 slight scrapes to lower cover of Volume II, armorial bookplate inside upper covers, small closed tear to edge of front endpaper in Volume II, a couple of small pale spots to 1 margin, otherwise contents clean, bindings tight and firm. A good set of a rare early novel. The Rev. Charles Jenner (bap. 1736, d. 1774), educated at Cambridge was known as a poet and writer. He won the Seatonian prize at Cambridge for poems on sacred subjects in 1767 and 1768, but also turned his attention to prose narrative at about this time with Letters from Altamont (1767) and Letters from Lothario (1769). The Placid Man, first published in 1770, is his only full length novel "and in this he departed from the epistolary technique and followed Henry Fielding, to whom he clearly states his allegiance early on in the proceedings, in telling his story from the viewpoint of an omniscient narrator who not only recounts the incidents but also takes time to air his views on a variety of related subjects, especially in the introductory chapter to each book of the novel... (It) takes much from the conventions of contemporary sentimental fiction, in both form and content. Interpolated narratives turn up at irregular intervals, causing one contemporary critic to complain that ?the digressions are too numerous?, although he conceded that ?many of them are instructive and entertaining? (ODNB). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         No 19. [A view of the Endeavour River, on the coast of New Holland, where the ship was laid on shore, in order to repair the damage which she received on the rock.]

      1773 - London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 500 x 245mm. An untitled illustration of Cook's ship beached for repairs, having struck the Great Barrier Reef on 11 June 1770. (The title given here taken from the index of plates). The repairs took seven weeks, during which time the crew acquired the name 'Kangaroo'. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.

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         Extraordinary and near unique insight into Washington's religious views offering his family comfort: ? as far as the strength of our Reason & Religion can carry us, a chearful acquessence to divine Will...? ? He then dispenses some marital advice concerning his stepson: "as he has discoverd much fickleness already, that he may either change, and therefore injure the young lady...?

      Autograph Letter Signed ?G:º Washington,? 3p, 7? x 9?, on two sheets of laid paper. Mount Vernon, April 20, 1773. To Col. Burwell Bassett. Expertly mended on the first sheet and strengthened at folds on the second. Very good condition.Col. Burwell Bassett was married to Martha Washington?s sister Anna Maria. Their 14-year-old daughter Elizabeth Bassett had died in March. At about the same time, Martha?s 19-year-old son John Parke (Jack) Custis had become engaged to 15-year-old Eleanor (Nellie) Calvert.In full, ?The interruption of the Post for several Weeks prevented our receiving the melancholy account of your loss till within these few days. That we sympathize in the misfortune, and lament the decree which has deprived you of so dutiful a Child, & the world of so promising a young Lady, stands in no need, I hope, of argument to prove; but the ways of Providence being inscrutable, and the Justice of it not to be scand by the shallow eye of humanity, nor to be counteracted by

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         Gnomonique mise à la portée de tout le monde, ou méthode simple et aisée pour tracer des cadrans solaires, dans laquelle on trouvera des tables calculées depuis un degré de déclinaison tant orientale qu';occidentale jusqu';au 90e degré, pour les différens angles horaires, pris au centre du cadran. . Avec une table alphabétique des principales villes, & la figure & l';explication des instrumens nécessaires pour l';opération

      Vincent, Paris 1773 - In-8. [199 x 125 mm] Collation : X, (2), 460 pp., 5 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition. Ouvrage avant tout pratique, contenant de nombreuses tables des angles horaires du 43e degré 18 mn de latitude au 51e "qui comprennent tout le royaume de France & les pays qui sont entre les mêmes parallèles." Illustré par 11 gravures imprimés sur 5 feuillets se dépliants. Il existe deux tirages de cette édition partagée, l'un au nom de Mossy à Marseille et l'autre de Vincent à Paris. Papier légèrement bruni. Quelques notes à la plume de l'époque dans les marges. Bon exemplaire.

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         ANTIPHONALE ROMANUM

      PLANTIN CHRISTOFFEL 1773 - JUXTA BREVARIUM EX DECRETO SACROSANCTI CONCILII TRIDENTINI RESTITUTUM S. PII V PONTIFICIS MAXIMI JUSSU EDITUM, CLEMENTIS VIII ET URBANI PP VIII AUCTORITATE RECOGNITTUM ECCELSIIS, CATHEDRALIBUS, COLLEGIATIS, &c CONCINNIATUM, IN QUE OMNIA ACCURATA SUIS LOCIS DISPOSITA SUNT & PRAETER OFFICIUM FERIALE , NOVISSIMA SANCTORUM OFFICIA , QUAE HACTENUS SUB AUSPICIIS SS.D.N. CLEMENTIS PAPAE XIV , IN LUCEM PRODIERUNT, ADJECTA. ANTVERPIAE EX ARCHIPYPOGRAPHIA PLANTINIANA M.DCC.LXXIII 1 VOlUME . groot folio 1.320 pp. met bloknoten op 4 lijnen. Gedrukt in rood en zwart. Mooie lederen band waarvan 1 plat boven originele stempelband en onderste plat mooi vernieuwd ( waarschijnlijk origiineel versleten?) Mooi exemplaar -Zeldzaam [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Specimen Mechanicum Novam Machinam Segetibus Triturandis idoneam sistens.

      Upsaliae, Typis Edmannianis, s.d. (1773). - in-4. 16pp. + 2 planches gravées. Cartonnage moderne. Edition Originale. Dissertation très rare qui donne la description d'une nouvelle machine à triturer les céréales, inventée par l'auteur. 2 planches dépliantes gravées décrivent cette machine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Voyage fait par Ordre du Roi en 1768 et 1769, à différentes parties du Monde, Pour éprouver en mer les Horloges Marines inventées par M. Ferdinand Berthoud. Première partie, Contenant 1° Le Journal des Horloges Marines, ou la suite de quatorze vérifications servant à apprécier la régularité de ces machines sous différens points de vue, relativement aux divers usages auxquels on peut les employer. 2°. Le Journal de la Navigation, dans lequel sont exposés tous les secours que les Horloges ont fournis pour assurer la Navigation & perfectionner la Géographie : d’où suit un examen critique de plusieurs Cartes publiées au Dépôt des plans & journaux de la Marine ; avec une Carte générale de l’Océan Occidental, & des Cartes particulières des îles C

      A Paris, de l’Imprimerie Royale, MDCCLXXIII. 1773. 1773 - 2 vol. in-4° (265 x 210 mm.) de : I. [2] ff., lxxix, 803 pp. ; II. [2] ff., xl, 9-622 pp. (Incomplet du 1er cahier A : pp. 1-8). 4 cartes dépliantes et 1 planche dépliante (vol. I), 1 planche et 5 tables dépliantes (vol. II). Pleine basane blonde marbrée d’époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleur de lys et ancres de marine estampées dorées alternativement dans les caissons, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et fauve, sur les plats supérieurs : « Ecole d’Hydrographie de St Brieux ». Rare édition originale du premier ouvrage du Comte de Fleurieu, relation de son voyage pour tester les montres marines de Ferdinand Berthoud, portant les cachets de sa bibliothèque. Le Comte Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu (1738-1810) est l’une des figures les plus importantes de l’histoire de l’exploration française, à la fois homme d’Etat, scientifique et navigateur, l'un des plus grands hydrographes du 18ème siècle. Il fut notamment ministre de la Marine sous Louis XVI et membre de l'Institut de France. Engagé dans la marine dès 1755, il participe aux campagnes de la guerre de Sept Ans qui se termine en 1763, date à laquelle il acquit le grade d'enseigne de vaisseau. Nommé en 1765 « Enseigne de port », il est envoyé Paris pour étudier l'horlogerie marine avec Ferdinand Berthoud. « Fleurieu (1738-1810) entra dans la marine dès l’âge de quatorze ans. Il se livra à l’étude théorique des sciences nautiques avec un zèle et un succès dont les premières preuves sont consignées dans un « Mémoire sur la construction des navires ». Porté par ses goût vers la mécanique plus que vers l’analyse et le calcul, il avait conçu l’idée d’une montre marine, presqu’invariable, qui devait pendant une longue traversée, indiquer exactement l’heure constatée au moment du départ, ce qui est la grande moitié du problème, puisqu’il n’y a plus alors qu’à déterminer l’heure du vaisseau, toujours obtenue avec l’astronomie avec la plus grande facilité et une exactitude suffisante. Mandé à Paris par M. de Choiseul qui avait eu connaissance de son projet, il travailla avec Berthoud, qui l’initia aux pratiques de son art. Promptement formé par les leçons de cet habile maître, il fit lui-même toutes les pièces d’une pendule à secondes, qui pendant quarante ans n’avait rien perdu de sa régularité, et dont il suivit la marche jusqu’à ses derniers moments. » (Nouvelle Biographie générale, XVII, 908-909). Le succès de la montre de Harrison, avait révolutionné depuis quelques années le problème de la longitude en mer et créé une émulation scientifique sans précédent et le présent ouvrage est la relation de la campagne de l’Isis, corvette de 20 canons, destinée à tester la fiabilité des instruments de mesure de la longitude mis au point par Ferdinand Berthoud. Berthoud se tint informé de l’évolution des travaux de Harrison en Angleterre, et du succès de son chronomètre N°4, en 1761. Harrison ne laissa ni Berthoud ni aucun autre examiner son chef d’œuvre, ce qui n’empêcha pas le Français de construire un instrument fiable qui fut testé lors de cette campagne de l’Isis qui partit de Rochefort en 1768 sous les ordres de Fleurieu. L’hydrographe, qui en profita pour tester des instruments de navigation de son invention, conduisit le navire à Cadiz, aux Canaries, dans les Antilles, à St Domingue, à Madère, etc. Les résultats obtenus, et la précision des cartes qu’ils ramenèrent furent au-delà de leurs espérances. Ce sont ces progrès, ainsi que les autres réalisés alors que Fleurieu était Ministre de la Marine, qui permirent les grandes explorations françaises de la fin du 18ème siècle, comme celles de d'Entrecasteaux ou de La Pérouse. La rédaction de l’ouvrage est particulièrement soignée et précise. C’est ce caractère, essentiellement scientifique, qui explique la rareté de l’ouvrage, qui fut certainement tirée à un petit nombre d’exemplaires. Provenance : Ecole d’Hydrographie de St Brieux, inscrits en lettres dorées sur les plats supérieurs des deux volumes. & Bibliothèque du

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         Des Ritters Carl von Linne königlich schwedischen Leibarztes vollständiges Natursystem nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe und nach Anleitung des holländischen Houttuynischen Werks mit einer ausführlichen Erklärung . Regnum Animale (Das Tierreich). 6 Teile (Tle.1, 2, 3, 4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2) und Supplementband mit Gesamtregister in 9 Bänden

      Raspe,, Nürnberg, 1773 - Erste (1.) illustrierte deutsche Ausgabe. 9 Bde. Nürnberg, Raspe, 1773-1776. 8° (20,5 x 13 cm). Mit 159 überwiegend mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln und mehreren gestochenen Vignetten im Text, einer gestochenen Frontispiztafel in Bd. 1 und Titelkupfer auf jedem Titelblatt. 11 Bll. (Titel, Vorbericht, Tafelverzeichnis), 508 S., 7 Bll. (Register); 8 Bll.(Titel, Vorbericht, Tafelverzeichnis), 638 S., 15 Bll. (Register); 8 Bll. (Titel, Vorbericht, Tafelverzeichnis), 350 S., 8 Bll. (Register); 8 Bll. (Titel, Vorbericht, Tafelverzeichnis), 400 S., 8 Bll. (Register); 8 Bll. (Titel, Vorbericht, Tafelverzeichnis), 758 S.; 8 Bll. (Titel, Vorbericht, Tafelverzeichnis), S. 761 [sic] - 1166, 48 Bll. (Register); 8 Bll. (Titel, Vorbericht, Tafelverzeichnis), 638 S.; 8 Bll. (Titel, Vorbericht, Tafelverzeichnis), S. 641 [sic] - 960, 27 Bll. (Verzeichnis einiger illuminierter Figuren deutscher Schriftsteller, über die fünf ersten Klassen des Thierreichs.), 3 Bll. (Verbesserungen und Zusätze zu den im ersten Bande dieses Theis angeführten Conchylien aus dem Knorrischen Werke.), 25 Bll. (Register); 8 Bll. (Titel, Vorbericht, Tafelverzeichnis), 384 Seiten, 20 Bll. (Register zum Supplementband), 536 Seiten (Gesamtregister für alle 6 Teile). Neuere Halbpergament-Bände im Stil der Zeit mit schöner Rückenvergoldung, rotschnitt. Nissen ZBI 2012 (unter Houttoyn). - Cobres 206. - Die erste illustrierte, deutsche Übersetzung von Linne s Natursystem. Hier der zoologische Teil in einer absolut kompletten Reihe. Teil 1 - Von den säugenden Thieren- mit XXXII Kupfertafeln, Tl. 2 - Von den Vögeln - mit XXVIII Kupfertafeln, Tl. 3 - Von den Amphibien - mit XII Kupfertafeln, Tl. 4 - Von den Fischen - mit XI Kupfertafeln, Tl. 5. Bd. 1 - Von den Insecten - mit XXII Kupfertafeln, Tl. 5. Bd. 2 - Von den Insecten - mit XIV Kupfertafeln, Tl. 6. Bd. 1 - Von den Würmern / Conchylien - mit 19 Kupfertafeln, Tl. 6. Bd. 2 - Von den Corallen - mit 18 Kupfertafeln, Supplementband mit 3 Kupfertafeln. Die beiden zweibändigen Teile (5 & 6) sind durchgehend paginiert, beim Übergang ist die Paginierung fehlerhaft und springt jeweils um zwei Seiten, die Bände sind aber komplett. Sauberes kaum benütztes Exemplar, die Kupfertafeln in schönen kräftigen Abzügen. In dieser Vollständigkeit recht selten. Sprache: Deutsch Neuere Halbpergament-Bände im Stil der Zeit mit schöner Rückenvergoldung, rotschnitt.

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         The Art of Dressing Fish Most humbly dedicated to the Honorable Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce by your most obedient humble servant Ioh. Elias Haid

      Vienna 1773 - A charming image by one of the great names amongst German mezzotinters: Johann Elias Haid (1739-1809) A pretty young woman is shown seated at the fireside. A pot is already on the fire and she looks up, pausing, before continuing to de-scale a small fish. To her right on the floor are an eel and two other fish that await the same treatment, behind them a bundle containing vegetables and a wooden bin with cabbage and leeks. On the shelf above the fire-place sit a coffee-mill, a pot and a cup. Haid's dedication to the Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce suggest that this plate was intended by him as a show-piece that would be seen by members of the society, who would then recomend his work to would-be employers in Britain. It is above all a spectacular example of the art of mezzotint, with very fine gradations of shadow and a striking portrait. Le Blanc II, p.332, no.13. Mezzotint by Johann Elias Haid.

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         Ananas [Pineapple]

      [Nuremberg] 1773 - A very fine image from Trew's 'Plantae Selectae', one of the greatest of all eighteenth-century botanical books, drawn by the greatest of eighteenth-century botanical artists, George Dionysius Ehret. Linnaeus, wrote to Trew, in Latin, that "The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants.nothing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future". Christoph Trew, a physician and botanist, had for a number of years been an admirer of Ehret's work. Ehret, a brilliant botanical artist, was unrivalled in his ability to "achieve realism, majesty, ineffable colour, all in one breathtaking look." (Hunt). Born in Heidelberg in 1710, he originally worked as a gardener and practised drawing in his spare time. His artistic abilities led him to the service of a Regensburg banker named Leskenkohl, and it was during this period that Trew met Ehret. Trew was to remain a friend and patron of Ehret's throughout his life, and by 1742, the germ of what was to become the present publication was already under discussion when Trew wrote to Christian Thran in Carlsruhe "Every year I receive some beautifully painted exotic plants [by Ehret] and have already more than one hundred of them." Ehret moved to London in the late 1730s, where he painted the recently introduced exotics at the Chelsea Physic Garden and established himself as a teacher of flower-painting and botany. Discussions about the projected work continued by letter until 1748, when Johann Jacob Haid from Augsburg agreed to produce the engravings from Ehret's drawings. Gerta Calman Georg Ehret, Flower painter Extraordinary (1977) p.97; Dunthorne 309; Great Flower Books (1990) p.144; Hunt 539; Nissen BBI 1997; Pritzel 9499; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 15.131. Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.J. or J.E.Haid. Very good condition apart from some mild rippling.

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         De l'homme, de ses facultés intellectuelles, et de son éducation. Londres: chez la Socetie Typographique, 1773.

      - One of three printings of the first edition of Helvetius's supplement to his famous De l'Esprit (1758), which had been put on the Index and publicly burned for its radicalism. The notoriety of De l'Esprit accounts for this posthumous publication, under a false imprint, of the supplement. It was probably printed in the Hague. An English translation was published (this time truly in London) in 1777. Here Helvetius argues that all people are born with an original 'equality of spirit', but that this soon becomes skewed by educational and other social inequalities. Both Bentham and James Mill acknowledged a large debt to Helvetius, and in particular John Stuart Mill's education was influenced by this book. 2 volumes, 8vo, [ii], xlii, 399; [iv], 495 pp., with the half titles, contemporary gilt-panelled calf, spines with gilt floral motif in compartments and contrasting labels, slight loss to head of one spine, corners somewhat worn, no stamps or inscriptions, some light browning, an attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Provinzialbriefe über die Sittenlehre und Politik der Jesuiten unter dem Namen Louis de Montalte an einen Provinzial, und an die Ehrwürdigen Väter aus der Gesellschaft Jesu, geschrieben von Blasius Paskal. Aus dem Französischen und Lateinischen übersetzt. Lemgo: Meyer, 1773-1775.

      - First edition of this translation (by Friedrich Ludolf Lachmann) of Pascal's notorious Provincial Letters - ' the first example of French prose as we know it today, perfectly finished in form, varied in style, and on a subject of universal importance' (PMM 140). The book was put on the Index in 1657, and publicly burned in Paris in 1660. Pascal's method of framing his arguments is clever: the letters pretend to be reports of by a Parisian to his friend in the country on the moral and theological issues currently exciting the intellectual and religious circles in the capital. Quite apart from their anti-Jesuit, pro-Jansenist influence, the letters were popular as a literary work. Pascal's use of humour, mockery, and vicious satire in his arguments made the letters ripe for public consumption, and influenced the prose of later French writers like Voltaire and Rousseau. Voltaire called the Letters 'the best-written book that has yet appeared in France'. And when Bossuet was asked which book by someone else he'd most like to have written, he answered 'the Provincial Letters of Pascal'. 3 parts in one volume, 8vo, 238, 240, 326 [10] pp., contemporary panelled calf, spine with raised bands and contrasting labels, (light marks where shelf stickers removed), all edges red, marbled endpapers, small library stamp on first title page, light browning and spotting in places, a fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         COLECCION DE LAS APLICATIONES QUE SE VAN HACIENDO DE LOS BIENES-LIMA 1773

      EDITION DE LIMA 1773 - RARE EDITION DE LIMA 1773 COLECCION DE LAS APLICACIONES QUE SE CONTINUAN HACIENDO DE LOS BIENES, CASAS, Y COLEGIOS QUE FUERON DE LOS REGULARES DE LA COMPANIA DE JESUS, EXPATRIADOS DE ESTOS REALES DOMINIOS. SIGUIENDO EN TODO LO ADAPTABLE LAS REGLAS QUE PRESCRIBE LA REAL CEDULA, DADA EN MADRID A 9 JULIO DE 1769, QUE SE MANO geordar, y complir en las Indias por otra de 8 de abril 1730. LIMA (EN LA OFICINA DE LA CALLE DE SAN JACINTO) 1773. PETIT IN FOLIO RELIE (20 X 14 cm) RELIURE VELIN EPOQUE, TITRE MANUSCRIT AU DOS, TROUS DE VERS AUX 10 PREMIERES PAGES, LACETS. 79FF, 306PPS, 3FF, VOLUME 2 SEUL. IMPORTANTE ET RARE COLLECTION DE DOCUMENTS OFFICIELS RECENSANT LES BIENS POSSEDES PAR LA COMPAGNIE DE JESUS EN ESPAGNE ET AU PEROU. PAYPAL ACCEPTE UNIQUEMENT POUR L'ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. RARE ÉDITION OF LIMA (PERU). SECOND VOLUME (OF TWO) OF THIS IMPORTANT DOCUMENT ON THE PROPERTIES OWNED BY THE COMPANY OF JESUS IN SPAIN AND PERU. THE JESUITS WERE EXPELLED FROM SOUTH AMERICA IN 1763. (PART 2 ONLY), LIMA (OFFICINA DE LA CALLE DE SAN JACINTO) 1773, SMALL IN FOLIO (20 X 14 CM) BOUNED IN CONTEMP. VELLUM, FIRST 10 PAGES WITH A WORM HOLE. MANUSCRIPT LITLE IN THE BACK 77PP, 306PP, 2PP. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes faites par des Vaisseaux Russiens aux cotes inconnues de l'Amerique Septentrionale Avec les Pais Adiacentes.

      1773 - St Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1773. Folding map, dissected and laid on linen, 505 x 690mm. Antique map charting the Russian explorations in the North Pacific published just a few years before the Captain Cook's Third Voyage took him to the Bering Strait. The Asian coastline has taken some shape, with Kamchatka recognisable, but neither Hokkaido or Sakhalin delineated. The American West Coast has few details, with no recognisable Alaska, but Mount St Elias is shown, as are the landing points of the Russian explorers Bering and Chirikov, Drake's New Albion, and a North West Passage from Hudson's Bay.

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         An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. Three volumes, quarto, with 51 engraved charts and plates (most of them folding); contemporary full marbled calf, expertly rejointed preserving original flat spines ornately panelled in gilt, red and green labels. The official account. A very handsome set of the first edition: this is the official account of Cook's great first voyage into the Pacific, during the course of which he discovered and charted the entire east coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales. Cook's voyage occupies the second and third volumes, while the first contains the accounts of the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret; Hawkesworth's compendium thus contains the cream of eighteenth-century English exploration in the Pacific Ocean. It was edited from Cook's journals by the professional writer John Hawkesworth. As the official narrative of the Endeavour voyage this publication has always enjoyed considerable status, though it had its critics, chiefly because of Hawkesworth's rather clumsy editing: Cook himself hated the use of the first person singular in the narrative. Horace Walpole noted waspishly in a letter (to Dr Mason: Yale edition of the Letters, vol. 28, p. 96) that 'I have almost waded through Dr Hawkesworth's three volumes of the voyages in the South Seas. The entertaining matters would not fill half a volume; and at best it is but an account of the fishermen on the coasts of 40 islands…'. This set is bound with the "Directions for Placing the Cuts and Charts", but without the "Chart of the Streight of Magellan". According to Holmes, this particular combination signifies a slightly later issue of the first edition (the work was first printed in June 1773, and again in August of the same year).

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         THE ANCHORET. A Moral Tale, in a series of letters.

      London. Francis Newbery. 1773. - Three volumes. [4], 216; [4], 215; [4], 171, [1 blank], [7 Contents] pages. Not illustrated. All half-titles present. Contemporary full untitled calf; gilt volumes numbers to panelled spines. 12mo. First edition. Contemporary armorial bookplates of Alexander Hamilton, the 10th Duke of Hamilton. Binding worn and joints splitting but holding; else a very good, clean set of this rare novel. Roscoe. J13. The Monthly Review described the work as. ' A decent and modest, though not very interesting tale; notwithstanding that there is much business done in the courtship way, and a great number of marriages performed: to which end many personages are introduced, but not many characters. The sentiments are moral, and the language, on the whole, superior to that of many productions of this kind. Yet the diction is in some places stiff, in other incorrect, and frequently filled with what the writer might think prettiness of phrase and expression. But as, doubtless his (or her) "every faculty" was strained to delight the gentle Readers, who, we suppose to be chiefly females, it is to be hoped they will be candid and favourable to the Author, who seems to be one of their own sex.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas , in His Majesty's Ship, the Endeavour

      London: Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, 1773. Large quarto, with frontispiece portrait, a map and 26 plates; the usual offsetting from the plates, a handsome copy in a fine, full tree calf binding in period style. The first edition of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage. Parkinson, the son of a Quaker brewer of Edinburgh, was apprenticed to a draper when his ability for drawing 'flowers, fruits and other objects of natural history' first attracted the attention of Sir Joseph Banks. Banks engaged him as botanical artist on Cook's first voyage, and he went on to produce an important series of magnificent botanical and natural history drawings, and was the first professional artist to set foot on Australian soil. He died at the end of the voyage, en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope. Parkinson's is the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage; it contains extensive accounts of New Zealand and Australia, and has some of the earliest natural history observations on the region, including the first published use of the word kangaroo (as "kangooroo", p. 149). Parkinson himself was responsible for the original drawings for twenty-three of the twenty-seven plates here. His original artwork and these splendid engravings made from it represent one of the chief visual sources for Cook's first voyage, and one of the first views European observers had of such South Pacific scenes. Parkinson's journal of the voyage is plain and unaffected, and in the words of its editor 'its only ornament is truth, and its best recommendation characteristic of himself, its genuine simplicity'. Curiously, as the botanical drawings were retained by Banks, none of his botanical drawings appear in his own account, and not until recent years has the world at large learned of Parkinson's genius as a botanical artist.

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         Voyage autour du Monde [and] Journal d'un Voyage

      de l'Imprimerie de la Société Typographique, 1772-, Neuchatel 1773 - Three volumes, octavo; contemporary French tortoiseshell calf, flat spines gilt in compartments with floral decoration, double labels, a fine set. The two earliest works on Tahiti. The two earliest works on Tahiti brought together to form a complete work: the first French account of Cook's first voyage and the revised edition of Bougainville's narrative: a beautiful set in original French bindings. The two works in three volumes were published as a coherent set, and the three volumes here have clearly always formed a set. These are the second editions of two major books that had first appeared as separate publications in quarto size (Bougainville in French and Magra in English) just two years earlier. The two works are also significant as jointly providing one of the earliest continental sources for early knowledge of the eastern coast of Australia: the Magra text is obviously the more important in that respect, but it is often forgotten that Bougainville reached the Great Barrier Reef, and would probably have come ashore at Cooktown had the reef not prevented him. The first two volumes (Voyage autour du Monde, par la Fregate du Roi La Boudeuse, et la Flute l'Etoile, en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769) contain the revised and augmented version of Bougainville's narrative of his circumnavigation, which had been published in its quarto format in 1771. Often considered to be the "best" edition, this second version adds a 'Discours préliminaire' on discoveries in the Pacific since Magellan which takes Cook's First Voyage (1768-71) into account. The Magra account, though the title reads "supplement", is complete in itself (Supplement au Voyage de M. De Bougainville, ou Journal d'un Voyage Autour du Monde, fait par MM. Banks & Solander, Anglois, en 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771. Traduit de l'Anglois, par M. de Freville). This is the second French edition of the earliest published account of Cook's first voyage, and was printed only a year after the first Paris edition. This French edition contains in addition to the Cook voyage narrative a French-Tahitian vocabulary, and adds an extensive 'Lettre de M. de Commerson à M. de La Lande. De l'île de Bourbon, le 18 avril 1771' about Madagascar, and a piece by "M. le B. de G." on the North West Passage (1771), as well as Condamine's "Observations" on Tahiti. As Du Rietz points out in the Kroepelien catalogue, while there were two issues of this publication, one (as here) describing itself as the supplement to Bougainville's account, there is no evident priority between the two which should rather be seen as simultaneous issues. Magra's narrative of the Endeavour voyage, published first in London in 1771, was the first of a series of so-called "surreptitious accounts" of Cook's various voyages to appear in print, published anonymously some two months after the return of Endeavour and nearly two years before Hawkesworth's official account. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688. In Eight Volumes. A New Edition, Corrected.

      London: T. Cadell, 1773 - 8 volumes, 8vo, engraved portrait frontispiece in Vol. 1, [viii], 481; [viii], 512; [viii], 464; [viii], 465; [viii], 536; [viii], 588; [viii], 532; [viii], 336 pp. + index, errata leaf and adverts, contemporary calf, a little rubbed and scuffed, spines with gilt floral motif in compartments, lacking three labels, occasional light spotting, a good set. Chou 53. The portrait of Hume is present in all the earliest octavo editions of his History, with the reversal of letters in the word 'PHILOSOPHY' uncorrected. 'In 1748 Hume wrote ?I have long had an intention, in my riper years, of composing some History? (Hume to Oswald of Dunnikier, January 29). He appears to have begun working on it in earnest in 1752 when gaining access to the Advocates? Library in his capacity as Keeper. The six-volume project was published in four instalments from 1754 to 1762, with the later periods of history appearing first. Hume considered extending the history beyond James II, but, as James Boswell tells us, he decided against this since ?we have not yet had access to papers sufficient to let us know, with authenticity, the state of affairs; and it was disagreeable to write history which afterwards might be proved not to be true? (Boswell to William Temple, June 19, 1775). The work was exceptionally popular, especially during the 19th century when around 150 editions and reprintings of the work appeared' (James Fieser, A Bibliography of Hume's Writings and Early Responses, p. 27). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         No 16. [A war canoe of New Zealand, with a view of Gable End Foreland.]

      1773 - London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 565 x 245mm. An untitled illustration of a Maori war canoe (the title given here taken from the index of plates). Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.

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         Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1768 et 1769, à différentes parties du monde , pour éprouver en mer les horloges marines inventées par M. Ferdinand Berthoud

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1773. Two volumes, quarto, with four maps, two plates, and five folding tables; in fine condition in contemporary French marbled calf, spines panelled in gilt between raised bands, double labels, marbled endpapers and edges; with the bookticket "Decrès" in each volume. The Minister of Marine's voyage: from the library of Napoleon's Minister of the Navy. First edition, surprisingly rare today (perhaps because the scientific nature of the voyage described limited the book's original audience): the early work of Louis XVI's Minister of Marine. This fine copy of an important voyage account belonged to another highly important naval figure, Admiral Denis Decrès, Napoleon's Minister for the Navy and the Colonies from 1801 to 1814 and thus the Minister directly responsible for Baudin's voyage, which departed shortly before he took office. Decrès was commemorated by Baudin in the naming of Ile Decrès, better known today as Kangaroo Island. Flinders and Baudin gave the island their chosen English and French names just four weeks apart, but because the Baudin voyage was published long before that of Flinders (thanks to the French capture and imprisonment of Flinders) it was the name of Ile Decrès that first gained currency. Anse Decrès (present-day Decres Bay) near Ceduna, north-west of modern Adelaide, was also named by Baudin in his honour. Count Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu (1738-1810) was one of the most important figures in the history of French exploration, in many ways the equivalent of Alexander Dalrymple, heavily involved with the cartography and science of voyages during his era, and closely associated with the actual planning and publication of many of them. The voyage described here in his first of many books was the single voyage undertaken by him personally. Its modern rarity must partly have to do with its partly technical nature. No racy account, it tells the story of the voyage of the Isis under his command in 1768 to the Caribbean coast and New York, chiefly from the point of view of its scientific aims, which were significant: this was the major French participation in the race to establish Longitude and the means of gauging it at sea. Fleurieu's specific purpose was to test the marine clock built by the pioneering Swiss, later French, instrument maker Ferdinand Berthoud, the first such French attempt to solve the scientific puzzle pre-occupying Europe at the time. Scientific progress made by him and during his administration enabled the commissioning of the first of the French grands voyages of the late eighteenth century, those of La Pérouse and d'Entrecasteaux. Fleurieu too was honoured by the Baudin expedition in their naming of the Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide and Fleurieu Island in northwest Tasmania. Louis XVI's Minister of the Navy from 1790, he was several times imprisoned during the Terror, surviving to re-join the administration after the fall of Robespierre. Subsequently he was several times again appointed Minister of the Navy, was a Governor of both the Tuileries and the Louvre, and was personally commissioned by Napoleon to establish the causes of the French defeat at Trafalgar. The competition between Berthoud and Le Roy to develop a viable marine chronometer in France - at the same time as Harrison was working in England - is described by Catherine Cardinal in "Ferdinand Berthoud and Pierre Le Roy: Judgement in the Twentieth Century of a Quarrel Dating from the Eighteenth Century" (in The Quest for Longitude, ed. W.J.H. Andrews, 1996).

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         Alphabetum Tangutanum sive Tibetanum , bound with four other works on exotic languages

      Rome: Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, 1773 -, 1791. Five works in two volumes, octavo, with three folding tables; in fine condition in contemporary quarter blue calf. A very attractive collection of five of the language studies and alphabets printed for the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide in Rome, which as well as fulfilling their evangelical function for the church also played an important role in the study and dissemination of non-Western languages. Each of the five works is a description of the components of a language and a specimen of typefaces to illustrate the expertise of the type foundry and their rich collections of characters. Some translations into the languages, usually religious in nature for missionary and teaching purposes, typically appear in the volumes. The contents are as follows: 1. Alphabetum Tangutanum sive Tibetanum, 1773. The rare original edition of this book on the Tibetan language and alphabet, composed by the missionary Cassianus (da Macerata) Beligatti (1708-1791) who had spent 18 years in Tibet. It is partly based on the work by Georgi on the Tangut alphabet which first appeared in 1759. It was edited by the Italian philologist Giovanni Cristofano Amaduzzi (1740-1792), who as director of the congregation supervised the publication of such grammars of Oriental languages at the printing press of the Propaganda Fide in Rome. The series comprised, among others, grammars of Burmese, Hindustani, Armenian, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, Ethiopic (both Ge'ez and Amharic), Bulgarian etc. 2. Alphabetum Barmanorum seu Regni Avensis. Editio altera emendatior, 1787. Second edition of the first book printed in the Burmese language. 3. Alphabeta Indica id est Granthamicum seu Samscrdamico-Malabaricum Indostanum sive Vanarense Nagaricum vulgare et Talinganicum, 1791. Original edition of this comparative study of Indian alphabets: Malabar, two variants of Sanskrit and Telugu. 4. Alphabetum Brammhanicum seu Indostanum Universitatis Kasi, 1771. First edition of this alphabet important for the history of the study of Hindustani, with guidance on grammar, pronunciation and its literature. 5. Alphabetum Grandonico-Malabaricum sive Samscrudonicum, 1772. Original edition of the first printed book in Europe with Malaysian characters. This work lacking 8 folding tables that should accompany it.

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         Tratado de la siembra y plantío de árboles y de su cultivo ó medios de multiplicar y criar árboles: de plantarlos en Espesillos y Alamedas: de formar Montes y Bosques; y de conservarlos y restablecer los que estén deteriorados: lo qual constituye una parte del tratado completo de Montes y Bosques

      Joachin Ibarra, Madrid 1773 - Holandesa época con nervios y florones dorados , tejuelo y cantoneras XIV- LXXII - 363 pags. Ilustrado con 16 grabados plegables,falta grabado 11. Traducido al castellano por Casimiro Gómez de Ortega [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'art Du Peintre, Doreur, Vernisseur; Ouvrage Utile Aux Artistes & Aux Amateurs Qui Veulent Entreprendre De Peindre, Dorer & Vernir Toutes sortes De Sujets et Bâtiments, Meubles, Bijoux, equipages, &c. In-8o. De 400 Pages, en Trois Parties.

      - Paris, 1773. xxxii,360,4 pp. 8vo. Contemporary full mottled calf, top of spine a bit damaged. Edges stained red. First published in 1772, the present work has rapidly become a standard work for all artists & architects interested in interior decoration and its techniques. Jean-Felix Watin was a well-known 'marchand de coulours'. His shop, 'La Renommà e des Couleurs' opened near the end of the 1740's. Through experience he became a great expert of colours. Of humble origin, he wasn't a good writer, but fortunately encountered Roch-Henri Prà vost de Saint-Lucien who would put his ideas on paper. The work quickly became a success. The first edition, published by Quilleau, consisted of 250 pages and was revised immediately by Grangà and Durand and augmented with the essay of the Jesuit Pierre d'Icarville on Chinese lacquer. The second edition consisted of 360 pages and Watin added a 4 page catalogue of the products he had in stock. At first glance a simple recipe book with some tricks of the trade, the work is much more. The members of the Acadamy of Architecture, who put the book unread on their shelves didn't understand that the work corresponded to a new orientation of French architecture. Because although the Roccoco was based on sumptious drawings made by architects the actual work was done by the interior decoration painters and Watin, in daily contact with these people understood and wrote his work for them. [c.f. Th. Verdier, introd. facs. ed. 2005].

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         AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICAL PART OF CLOCK AND WATCH WORK. IN TWO PARTS.

      London, T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1773.Containing all the arithmetic and geometry necesssary, with their particular application in the said branches. A work very useful for the Working Mechanic or Gentlemen Mechanically Inclined. FIRST EDITION, 1773, bound in 2 volumes, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 18 folding engraved plates, half - title present, pages: (2), xvi, 174; 175 - 400, pages 311 / 12 and 313 / 314 misplaced out of order, bound in modern light brown half morocco over dark green cloth sides, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered black morocco labels, new endpapers. Both volumes competely interleaved with unused blanks (1 leaf of text then 1 blank leaf, the blanks are early paper not modern), ink stamp of Reece D. Allan (clock and watch repairer of Croydon) on half - title of Volume I and the front endpaper of Volume II ink inscription of Harry Tulloch (watchmaker) of Dundee on verso, and on lower margin of page 175 in Volume II, occasional slight foxing, upper margins slightly trimmed, no loss of print, some plates slightly trimmed in top margin just shaving the page number on 6 of them, a few plates very slightly browned. A very good set. See G. H. Baillie Clocks and Watches page 294. The Clockmakers' Library Compiled by Bromley, page 29, number 421. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         The Gentleman's Farriery:.

      "or, A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Horses: Wherein the best whriters on that subjecthave been consulted, and M.La Fosse's Method of Trepanning Glandered Horses is particularly considered and improved: Also A new method of Nicking Horses is recommed; with a Copper-Plate and discription of the Machine. To wich is added a Appendix, Treating, 1 Of particular Disorders of the Feet. 2 Observations on Shoeing Horses. With proper Cuts. The Eighth Edition, revised. london, printed for J. Nourse ea. 1773. With 1 engr.plt. and 4 engr.fold. plts.370pp.".

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         A Catalogue of useful and entertaining books, printed for, and sold by J. Cooke, at Shakespeare's-Head, Pater-noster-Row, London; and sold by all other Booksellers in Great-Britain and Ireland

      1773. (London, 1773). 24pp. 12mo. Drop head title. Last page dustsoiled. Disbound & loose. John Cooke was a bookseller in London, who, according to Plomer, in partnership with J. Coote made a specialty of jestbooks and chronicles of crime, which he advertised extensively in provincial newspaper. The books in this catalogue all have very extensive notes on the contents etc. [ESTC (C, DCU, DNLM); Plomer, Dictionary of Printers and Booksellers].

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         An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook?

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1773 - Three volumes, quarto, with 51 engraved charts and plates (most of them folding); contemporary full marbled calf, expertly rejointed preserving original flat spines ornately panelled in gilt, red and green labels. The official account. A very handsome set of the first edition: this is the official account of Cook's great first voyage into the Pacific, during the course of which he discovered and charted the entire east coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales. Cook's voyage occupies the second and third volumes, while the first contains the accounts of the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret; Hawkesworth's compendium thus contains the cream of eighteenth-century English exploration in the Pacific Ocean. It was edited from Cook's journals by the professional writer John Hawkesworth. As the official narrative of the Endeavour voyage this publication has always enjoyed considerable status, though it had its critics, chiefly because of Hawkesworth's rather clumsy editing: Cook himself hated the use of the first person singular in the narrative. Horace Walpole noted waspishly in a letter (to Dr Mason: Yale edition of the Letters, vol. 28, p. 96) that 'I have almost waded through Dr Hawkesworth's three volumes of the voyages in the South Seas. The entertaining matters would not fill half a volume; and at best it is but an account of the fishermen on the coasts of 40 islands?'. This set is bound with the "Directions for Placing the Cuts and Charts", but without the "Chart of the Streight of Magellan". According to Holmes, this particular combination signifies a slightly later issue of the first edition (the work was first printed in June 1773, and again in August of the same year). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Chart of Part of the Coast of New South Wales , from Cape Tribulation to Endeavour Straits. By Lieut. J. Cook, 1770

      London 1773 - Engraved map, 325 x 360 mm., original folds; small repaired tear to right-hand margin without loss; in fine condition. Cook charts Queensland. The earliest charting of the coast of Queensland, commemorating one of the most memorable passages of Cook's first voyage. This map, prepared by Cook himself, details the tracks and anchorages of the Endeavour as the expedition sailed north along the coastline in 1770. Far North Queensland was a difficult passage for the Endeavour of course: the ship ran aground on a shoal near the Hope Isles and required numerous repairs at Endeavour River. The expedition's naturalists, Joseph Banks, Herman Spöring and Daniel Solander, used the delay as an opportunity to collect Australian flora for European study. Cook's chart, which was published in this form for Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage (see catalogue number XX), shows the exact spot of the reef where the ship went aground, as well as "Endeavour River, where we beached the ship". The track to Cape York, including the passage through Providential Channel, is marked. The original manuscript version from which this was prepared, now in the British Library, is reproduced in Historical Records of NSW (1893, plate 6).

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         Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1768 et 1769, à différentes parties du monde , pour éprouver en mer les horloges marines inventées par M. Ferdinand Berthoud?

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1773 - Two volumes, quarto, with four maps, two plates, and five folding tables; in fine condition in contemporary French marbled calf, spines panelled in gilt between raised bands, double labels, marbled endpapers and edges; with the bookticket "Decrès" in each volume. The Minister of Marine's voyage: from the library of Napoleon's Minister of the Navy. First edition, surprisingly rare today (perhaps because the scientific nature of the voyage described limited the book's original audience): the early work of Louis XVI's Minister of Marine. This fine copy of an important voyage account belonged to another highly important naval figure, Admiral Denis Decrès, Napoleon's Minister for the Navy and the Colonies from 1801 to 1814 and thus the Minister directly responsible for Baudin's voyage, which departed shortly before he took office. Decrès was commemorated by Baudin in the naming of Ile Decrès, better known today as Kangaroo Island. Flinders and Baudin gave the island their chosen English and French names just four weeks apart, but because the Baudin voyage was published long before that of Flinders (thanks to the French capture and imprisonment of Flinders) it was the name of Ile Decrès that first gained currency. Anse Decrès (present-day Decres Bay) near Ceduna, north-west of modern Adelaide, was also named by Baudin in his honour. Count Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu (1738-1810) was one of the most important figures in the history of French exploration, in many ways the equivalent of Alexander Dalrymple, heavily involved with the cartography and science of voyages during his era, and closely associated with the actual planning and publication of many of them. The voyage described here in his first of many books was the single voyage undertaken by him personally. Its modern rarity must partly have to do with its partly technical nature. No racy account, it tells the story of the voyage of the Isis under his command in 1768 to the Caribbean coast and New York, chiefly from the point of view of its scientific aims, which were significant: this was the major French participation in the race to establish Longitude and the means of gauging it at sea. Fleurieu's specific purpose was to test the marine clock built by the pioneering Swiss, later French, instrument maker Ferdinand Berthoud, the first such French attempt to solve the scientific puzzle pre-occupying Europe at the time. Scientific progress made by him and during his administration enabled the commissioning of the first of the French grands voyages of the late eighteenth century, those of La Pérouse and d'Entrecasteaux. Fleurieu too was honoured by the Baudin expedition in their naming of the Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide and Fleurieu Island in northwest Tasmania. Louis XVI's Minister of the Navy from 1790, he was several times imprisoned during the Terror, surviving to re-join the administration after the fall of Robespierre. Subsequently he was several times again appointed Minister of the Navy, was a Governor of both the Tuileries and the Louvre, and was personally commissioned by Napoleon to establish the causes of the French defeat at Trafalgar. The competition between Berthoud and Le Roy to develop a viable marine chronometer in France - at the same time as Harrison was working in England - is described by Catherine Cardinal in "Ferdinand Berthoud and Pierre Le Roy: Judgement in the Twentieth Century of a Quarrel Dating from the Eighteenth Century" (in The Quest for Longitude, ed. W.J.H. Andrews, 1996). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Mechanik Dialling; or, the New Art of Shadows, ¿

      Thomas Caslon, London 1773 - xi + 148 pages, 12 plates, 1773. This is the 4th edition of Charles Leadbetter¿s well known work. As well as instructions for laying out dials the book has a collection of sundial mottos in English and Latin, the latitude of towns and cities around the world and instructions for painting sundials. This is a good leather bound copy complete with all plates, with light foxing to a few pages at each end of the book, hinges weak, corners very worn, leather a bit rubbed to boards and spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship, The Endeavour

      London: Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, 1773. London: Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, 1773. Large Paper 4to Edition in 3/4 calf, marbled boards and end papers, raised bands and gilt titles, scuffed at corners. This is very good copy but is missing the following plates: frontispiece, plates 2,5, 9,10,11,18,23 and 24. All other plates present, including map of Cook's track around New Zealand. The text is clean except in some instances where the adjacent plate has bled to the text, all text and plates have wide margins. There is sporadic foxing or spotting on a few plates in the margins, not affecting image. Photos upon request. ICLUDED IN PRICE IS A FINE COPY OF THE 1972 FACSIMILE EDITION. . First Edition.

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         Abhandlungen [Abhandelung; Abhandelungen] der vornemsten Chirurgischen Operationen am menschlichen Cörper. Mit vielen Abbildungen der hiezu nötigen neuen Instrumenten. Erster bis dritter Band.

      Copenhagen und Leipzig, Pelt 1773 (Bd 1) und 1756-57;. Band 1 in neuer Auflage, Bde 2 und 3 in EA; 3 Bde; (30) 704, (26) 684, (18) 382 S. mit 1 gest. Portrait, 3 gest. Titelvignetten, 1 gest. Vignette im Text und 21 gefaltete Kupfertafeln; Pbd d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (gering bestoßen, vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig oder papierbedingt gebräunt, Name auf Vorsatz; insgesamt gute Exemplare); Band 1 in neuer Auflage, Bde 2 und 3 in EA;. Äußerst seltene komplette Ausgabe von Heuermanns Chirurgie. Der Band 1 mit etwas abweichenden Titel: "Abhandlungen der vornemsten Chirurgischen Operationen am menschlichen Cörper mit Abzeichnungen der hiezu erforderlichen nötigen und neuen Instrumenten."

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         Essais sur l'Equitation ou Principes raisonnés sur l'Art de monter et de dresser les Chevaux.

      Amsterdam et Paris, Jombert et Ruault, 1773. - in-12. L. 494pp. Demi veau moderne. Edition Originale illustrée d'un joli frontispice dessiné par Moreau et gravé par Ingouf. L'auteur plaide en faveur d'une exposition méthodique des principes de l'équitation. "L'équitation, dans un siècle où presque toutes nos connoissances ont éprouvé une révolution considérable, est restée dans le cahos; faute, par ceux qui en ont traité, d'avoir établi leurs préceptes sur une base solide, susceptible de démonstrations, qui seules en auraient accéléré le progrès". Marges un peu courtes (effleurant la bordure du frontispice gravé). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Voyage autour du Monde [and] Journal d'un Voyage.

      Neuchatel: de l'Imprimerie de la Société Typographique, 1772-, 1773. Three volumes, octavo; contemporary French tortoiseshell calf, flat spines gilt in compartments with floral decoration, double labels, a fine set. The two earliest works on Tahiti. The two earliest works on Tahiti brought together to form a complete work: the first French account of Cook's first voyage and the revised edition of Bougainville's narrative: a beautiful set in original French bindings. The two works in three volumes were published as a coherent set, and the three volumes here have clearly always formed a set. These are the second editions of two major books that had first appeared as separate publications in quarto size (Bougainville in French and Magra in English) just two years earlier. The two works are also significant as jointly providing one of the earliest continental sources for early knowledge of the eastern coast of Australia: the Magra text is obviously the more important in that respect, but it is often forgotten that Bougainville reached the Great Barrier Reef, and would probably have come ashore at Cooktown had the reef not prevented him. The first two volumes (Voyage autour du Monde, par la Fregate du Roi La Boudeuse, et la Flute l'Etoile, en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769) contain the revised and augmented version of Bougainville's narrative of his circumnavigation, which had been published in its quarto format in 1771. Often considered to be the "best" edition, this second version adds a 'Discours préliminaire' on discoveries in the Pacific since Magellan which takes Cook's First Voyage (1768-71) into account. The Magra account, though the title reads "supplement", is complete in itself (Supplement au Voyage de M. De Bougainville, ou Journal d'un Voyage Autour du Monde, fait par MM. Banks & Solander, Anglois, en 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771. Traduit de l'Anglois, par M. de Freville). This is the second French edition of the earliest published account of Cook's first voyage, and was printed only a year after the first Paris edition. This French edition contains in addition to the Cook voyage narrative a French-Tahitian vocabulary, and adds an extensive 'Lettre de M. de Commerson à M. de La Lande. De l'île de Bourbon, le 18 avril 1771' about Madagascar, and a piece by "M. le B. de G." on the North West Passage (1771), as well as Condamine's "Observations" on Tahiti. As Du Rietz points out in the Kroepelien catalogue, while there were two issues of this publication, one (as here) describing itself as the supplement to Bougainville's account, there is no evident priority between the two which should rather be seen as simultaneous issues. Magra's narrative of the Endeavour voyage, published first in London in 1771, was the first of a series of so-called "surreptitious accounts" of Cook's various voyages to appear in print, published anonymously some two months after the return of Endeavour and nearly two years before Hawkesworth's official account.

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         Phaedri Fabulae. L. Annei Senecae Ac Publii Syri Sententiae

      , 1773. 1773. Aureliae (Orléans), Sumpt. Couret de Villeneuve, 1773. In-24. (8),91,(1)pp. Late 19th/early 20th century full brown morocco, title & date in gold on spine. Inner dentelles gilt. Held in marbled paper & morocco slipcase. All edges gilt. Binding signed: " M. Ritter rel." Exlibiris 'Casigans libro poenas' on inside front cover. Beautiful large paper copy (c. 8 x 12 cm) of this charming miniature book, one of the first books produced by Louis-Pierre Couret de Villeneuve (1749-1806). Couret de Villeneuve came from a family of printers in Orleans and was a brother in law of Fournier le Jeune, whose type he used to produce this book. On each page, including the halftitle and titlepage the text is set within an elegant typographical border. [Brunet VI, 589: "Ravissante édition typographique de petit format"; Herluison, 498: : Jolie impression"; Nauroy, Impr. microscopiques pp. 77/78].

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         A la Bonne Foy, Cour des Réligieux de l'Abbaye Saint Germain des Prés, la quatrieme Boutique

      N. Fr. Valleyre jeune, c. 1773-83., Paris - A lovely survival of a Parisian haberdasher's advertisement. From her shop opposite the fan-maker's in the courtyard of the Abbey of Saint Germain, Madame Roux sold all manner of taffeta and laces, and was a specialist in ribbons. She advertises ribbons of numerous fabrics for collars, the hair, purse strings and hats. This chance survival takes us to the colourful heart of the pre-Revolutionary Paris. Single sheet (228 × 175 mm), 29 lines, including heading and imprint, the main text within typographical border. Quite fragile, signs of 4 old folds, small hole along one, minor loss but not touching any letters. [We have found no other examples of this handbill in the CCFr but Valleyre jeune specialised in this type of jobbing printing between 1773 and 1783.]

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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 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Maxims for the game of whist; with all necessary calculations, and laws of the game.

      T.Payne London next the Mews-Gate St. Martins 1773 - First edition, whole leather binding with first board detached and spine worn; book itself in very good condition without stains or foxing; 67 pages; a very scarce edition; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Tactique discutée et réduite à ses véritables loix, avec les moyens d'en conserver les principes, et des Remarques sur diverses parties de la Science de la Guerre. Pour servir de suite et de conclusion au Cours et au Traité de Tactique théorique , pratique et historique.

      A Paris, chez Jombert, 1773. - in-8. 2ff. XXVII. 396pp. 2ff. + 12 planches hors-texte dépliantes. Plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque, coins un peu émoussé). Edition Originale. Le messin Joly de Maizeroy récapitule les conceptions d'art militaire qu'il avait exposées dans son Cours et dans son Traité de Tactique, auxquels est parfois joint cet ouvrage publié séparément. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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