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         Chefs-d'oeuvre dramatiques, ou recueil des meilleures pieces du théâtre françois, tragique, comique et lyrique

      De l'imprimerie de Grangé, 1773. - De l'imprimerie de Grangé, à Paris 1773, grand in-4 (22x29cm), xij, lxxij, 107p. vij, 118p. xvj, 132p. (3), relié. - Prima edizione, splendidamente illustrata e finemente 3 cifre, 15 colpo di testa, e 10 di coda lampada, tutte da Eisen ed incise da de Launay giovane Helman, Masquelier, Born e Ponce. Stampa su carta di grandi dimensioni. Periodo di vitello screziato completa. Torna lavorato in rilievo, ruote e testa coda. Parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Triple Net framework sul cibo. Bordi dorato. Cap testa fragile con le lacune, stessa coda. Bella jaspure sulla piana (verde, touge, beige). Nonostante difetti minori, bella copia in un lusso vincolante, e molto fresco. Il volume, oltre alle parti preliminari, con saggi sulla drammatica genere del Marmontel, riunisce tre tragedie del teatro francese del Seicento: Sophosnibe Du Ryer Scévole Mairet e Venceslao Rotrou. Questo primo volume è stato quello di essere seguito da molti altri, ma il progetto fallì. Bella pubblicazione. Ex libris XVIII incisi, biblioteca Laus Boissy. Una seconda XIX ex libris: biblioteca del conte Alexis de Priest. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, admirablement et finement illustrée de 3 figures, 15 en-tête, et 10 culs-de-lampe, le tout par Eisen et gravé par de Launay jeune, Helman, Masquelier, Née et Ponce. Impression sur grand papier. Reliure en plein veau jaspé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné, roulettes en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Coiffe de tête fragile avec manques, idem en queue. Très belle jaspure sur les plats (vert, touge, beige). Malgré de petits défauts, bel exemplaire, dans une reliure de luxe, et d'une grande fraîcheur. Le volume, outre les pièces préliminaires, avec des essais sur le genre dramatique de Marmontel, rassemble trois tragédies du théâtre français du XVIIe : Sophosnibe de Du Ryer, Scevole de Mairet et Vencelas de Rotrou. Ce premier volume devait être suivi de plusieurs autres, mais le projet n'a pas abouti. Très belle publication. Ex-libris gravé du XVIIIe, bibliothèque Laus de Boissy. Un second ex-libris du XIXe : bibliothèque du Comte Alexis de Priest.

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         Praelectiones in duodecim libros Codicis Justiniani Imp.

      Excudebat Petrus Valvasensis, 1773. quib. leges omnes, et authenticae perpetua ferie explicantur, mores hodierni inferuntur, & quid fit juris antiqui, novi, & novissimi enodatur, ac breviter exponitur. Editio novissima ad exemplarium veterum formam exacta, sed mendis, quibus priora bellica, Batavaque exemplariascatebant, ingenti cura et studio espurgata, et Summariis, Indicibusque locupletata. Cui accedunt Commentarius in quinque et viginti digestorum Libros, Institutiones Imperiales erotematibus distinctae atque explicatae, nec non Jus Publicum, quo arcana & jura Principis exponuntur, ejusdem Auctoris: omnia tribus Tomis comprehensa. Tomus Primus. Tomus Secundus. Tomus Tertius. 3 volumi. Folio. pp. XII - 376 + 396 + 284. Molto Buono (Very Good). Pagine in ottimo stato con testatine e capilettera. Pergamene fiorite e con macchie, cuffie, labbri e angoli usurati e con piccole mancanze. . Antonio Perez (Alfaro 1583 - Louvain 1672

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         Oeuvres de Molière avec des remarques grammaticales; des avertissemens et des observations sur chaque pièce, par M. Bret

      Par la compagnie des libraires associés, 1773. - Par la compagnie des libraires associés, Paris 1773, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 8 (13x20,5cm), six volumes reliés. - Prima stampa di questa edizione resa famosa da Bret. Libro Illustrato del celebre ritratto di Molière inciso Cathelin Mignaud dal frontespizio del primo volume, 6 fiorellini e 33 belle figure di Moreau Le Jeune. Senza dubbio una delle più belle edizioni di Molière, "La sequenza di figure Moreau è uno dei stimata" (Cohen, 717). Pagine titoli in rosso e nero. Periodo di vitello marrone completa. Torna liscia piedistallo ornato. Parti di titolo e il numero del volume in marocchino rosso. Caster d'oro sui tagli. Tripla cornici dorate in piatti. Pizzo Interni. Alcuni angoli molto leggermente urtato. Bellissimo set comodamente stabilito in un ricco contemporaneo vincolante. Questa edizione, molto ricercata per la qualità della sua opera (Cochin Moreau era con uno degli illustratori più amati del suo tempo) è anche un bene per la correzione del testo che deve essere nel calore di Bret; essa ha infatti attentamente rivisto i testi sulla base delle edizioni originali; note e commenti, testimoniano il suo lavoro non è meno interessante, e fanno di quest'anno, uno dei gioielli tra quelli di Molière. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Premier tirage de cette très célèbre édition établie par Bret. Ouvrage illustré du fameux portrait de Molière gravé par Cathelin d'après Mignaud en frontispice du premier volume, de 6 fleurons de titre ainsi que de 33 très fines figures de Moreau Le Jeune. Sans conteste une des plus belles éditions de Molière, "La suite des figures de Moreau est une des plus estimées" (Cohen, 717). Pages des titres en rouge et noir. Reliures en plein veau brun d'époque. Dos lisses richement ornés de caissons. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Triples filets dorés en encadrements des plats. Dentelle intérieure. Certains coins très légèrement émoussés et une coiffe de tête présentant un petit accident, plats légèrement passés. Très bel ensemble agréablement établi dans une riche reliure de l'époque. Cette édition, fort recherchée pour la qualité de son illustration (Moreau était avec Cochin un des illustrateurs les plus chers de son époque) l'est également pour la correction du texte que l'on doit à l'ardeur de Bret ; celui-ci a en effet soigneusement révisé les textes en fonction des éditions originales ; les notes et commentaires, témoins de son travail ne sont pas moins intéressants, et font de cette édition un des fleurons parmi celles de Molière.

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         Recueil de planches, sur les sciences, les arts liberaux et les arts méchaniques avec leur explication. Troisième livraison, Tome III. 299 planches.

      Livourne, Imprimerie des éditeurs, 1773. - In-folio ( 29 x 43,5 cms) de 299 planches. Exemplaire grand de marge et très frais malgré de petites rousseurs marginales aux 2 premières planches. Les planches sont accompagnées de leur texte explicatif. Demi-basane fauve à coins, dos à nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre brune, plats recouverts de papier rose. Dos et plats frottés, coins et coupes usés, coiffe sup. usée. Reliure de l'époque en bon état malgré les défauts signalés. Détails : Ebenisterie-Marqueterie (11). - Emailleur (5). - Eperonnier (16). - Epinglier (3 dont 2 doubles) - Escrime (15). - Evantailliste (4) - Fayancerie (12). - Ferblantier (2) - Fil et Laine (5 dont 1 bis) - Fleuriste artificiel (8 dont 1 double) - Forges ou Art du Fer (52 dont 2 doubles). - Formier (4) - Fourbisseur Armes Anciennes (10) - Fourreur (6) - Gainier (6) - Gantier (5) - Manufacture des glaces (47 dont 8 doubles et 1 bis). - Horlogerie (64). Tome III du Recueil de planches de la Troisième édition in-folio de l'encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert, suivant celles de Paris, 1751-1772, et de Lucques, 1758-1776. Imprimée à 1500 exemplaires, cette édition est plus rare que l'originale et c'est la seule à avoir été rééditée avec les suppléments, en vingt-et-un volumes de texte, dont quatre pour le supplément, et douze volumes de planches, dont un pour le supplément. Publiée sous la direction de Giuseppe Aubert, elle est dédiée à l'archiduc Pierre Léopold d'Autriche, grand-duc de Toscane, devenu empereur germanique sous le nom de Léopold II en 1790. Bon exemplaire bien complet des 299 planches.

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         Grand Quatuor Pour Deux Violons, Alto et Basso [Quartet No. 7 in E major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 34] - 1832 Copyist Manuscript with Interesting Provenance

      - Autograph manuscript copy of the complete parts for Paganini's Quartet No. 7 in E major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 34, here transcribed for standard String Quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello).  8.5" x 13". 54 pages including front cover and individual cover pages. Outer wrapper spine reinforced with early paper tape over original threaded binding, scattered staining, overall very good. The title page and likely the manuscript entirely in the hand of Johann Christoph Bauriegel (1773 - 1851), German teacher and Biblical scholar who lived in Pulgar (near Leipsic), and who has signed lower right "Johs: Bauriegel / Pulgar 1832."  Cover and parts also inscribed and stamped by the composer and arranger, Carl Dietrich (1816 - 1875), and further by Friedrich Maximillian Bernhardt Fincke (1821 - 1906), noted German-born physician and homeopathic pioneer who was also well known as a musician. In all, Paganini wrote fifteen quartets for violin, viola, guitar and cello, but only three for the archetypal string quartet. Composed between 1817 - 1818, the present work is dedicated to the Genovese Marquis Caterian Raggi Pallavicini, and is a notably more interesting composition than the earlier quartets. Only five of Paganini's works were published during his lifetime, and the rest of his oeuvre was published posthumously, including the present Quartet No. 7 in E Major, which was the first of the quartets to have been published in its original version after the composer's death.  Notably, the Leipzig firm Kistner published a transcription of the work for String Quartet ca. 1830 (plate number 839), this being the likely model from which the present manuscript was copied.  

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         Veduta degli avanzi del Castro Pretorio nella Villa Adriana a Tivoli.

      - Roma, 1773 circa. Dalla serie "Vedute di Roma disegnate e incise da Giambattista Piranesi Architetto veneziano" (Mogliano Veneto, 1748 – Roma, 1778). Incisione in rame all’acquaforte e bulino, b/n, cm 38 x 66,5 (alla lastra), firmata in lastra, in bs. a sn., "Cavalier Piranesi delin. e inc."; più al centro, nella parte figurata, il numero "127", senza filigrana al verso. Alcune pieghe del foglio e alcuni strappi marginali, peraltro a pieni margini e in buona inchiostratura.

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         AMICO (L') de' poveri che insegna il vero modo di fare il pan venale col quale possono arricchire i fornaj onesti, intelligenti, e pratici delle regole del loro mestiere. E possono dare un maggior peso di pane ottimo, ben lievitato, e ben cotto alla povera gente.

      1773. In Firenze, appresso Domenico Marzi e compagni, per Luigi Carlieri libraio nella Condotta, 1773, in-8, leg. coeva in cartoncino muto, pp. 42, [2], l'ultima carta bianca. Con una calcografia intercalata n.t. (un putto che gira un buratto). Ottimo esemplare. Ex-libris Gerini. Raro: un solo esemplare censito in ICCU (alla Nazionale di Firenze).

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         A voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by His Majesty's command 1773. London, printed by William Bowyer and John Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774. Large 4to (29 x 22 cm). With 15 large double-page and larger folding engraved plates with maps, coastal profiles, ice flows, diagrams, and illustrations of equipment and marine animals, and many letterpress tables in the text (and on folding leaves signed as separate quires). Contemporary tree calf, rebacked soon after with a richly gold-tooled spine with globes and numerous floral stamps.

      ESTC T152604; Hill 1351; Sabin 62572; cf. Savours, '"A very interesting point in geography': the 1773 Phipps expedition towards the North Pole", in: Arctic vol. 37 (December 1984), no. 4, pp. 402-428. First edition of Phipps's account of his expedition to the Arctic. The expedition with the ships Racehorse and Carcass sailed north by way of the Shetlands, reaching the coast of Spitsbergen on 29 June 1773. They passed Magdalena Hoek in early July, but were unable to penetrate the pack ice. A second attempt, reaching 80°37' N latitude, also failed. Notwithstanding this failure, the crew was successful in making numerous scientific observations and discovering several new species of animals, among them the ivory gull ( Pugophilu eburnea ). "Phipps was also incidentally the first to give an adequate description of the polar bear ( Thalarctos maritimus Phipps) and to give it a scientific binominal" (Savours). The crew included the future Admiral Horatio Nelson as midshipman and Olaudah Equiano, a former slave whose autobiography would cause a huge sensation.With bookplate. With minor marginal water stains in a couple plates (one just touching the corner of a costal profile), occasional minor foxing, and the fore-edge of the first folding plate slightly tattered and repaired (not approaching the plate edge), but generally in fine condition and with large margins. Binding very good, with the board edges slightly worn. A lovely and well illustrated account of an important arctic voyage.

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         Veduta della Piazza di Monte Cavallo

      1773. - PRIMO STATO DI QUATTRO - Acquaforte e bulino, 1773, firmata in lastra. Esemplare della contemporanea edizione romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con letter CB", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell'autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. " - THE FIRST STATE OF FOUR - Etching with engraving, 1773, signed on plate. From the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB"", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building." Roma Rome W.E. 236, Focillon 732, Hind 103 I/IV. 710 470

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         La Nature Considéré sous ses différents aspects. Prospectus

      Jacques Lacombe, Paris 1773 - 12mo (approx. 7"); pp. 4; modern wrappers. A prospectus for La Nature Considérée sous ses différents aspects, ou journal des trois Regnes de la Nature contenant? on vend détachés les Cahiers de chaque Collection, Ou lettres sur les animaux. Les végétaux et les minéraux. Contenant des observations intéressantes sur l'histoire naturelle, les moeurs et le charactere des animaux, sur la minéralogie, la botanique, etc., published in 5 volumes, octavo in 1773 by Jacques Lacombe. "Le prix de l'abonnement, pour vingt-cinq cahiers par an, est de 14 liv. pour Paris, & 18 pour la province, franc de port. On souscrira chez Lacombe, libraire, rue Christine, ou chez M. Buc'hoz, médecin-botaniste de Monseigneur le comte de Provence, rue de Tourraine, fauxbourg S. Germain . Avis. M. Buc'hoz . se propose actuellement de donner une description de ce royaume, & d'en publier une histoire naturelle & économique." The imprint at the end reads: "Lu & approuvé, a Paris ce 26 Janvier 1773. Marin. Vu l'approbation, permis d'impr. ce 28 Janvier 1773. De Sattine." OCLC locates one copy of this prospectus at the Newberry. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Traité des délits et des peines. [Bound with:] Commentaire sur le livre des délits et des peines.

      Paris: chez J. F. Bastien, 1773 - 2 works bound in one volume, octavo (160 x 90 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, tan morocco label, raised bands, spine elaborately decorated in gilt with central floral tools, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Slight surface loss to board edges, small repair to leaf A, tiny loss due to production fault to edges of leaf Av of the Commentaire, the occasional minor blemish to contents. An excellent copy. First edition of Chaillou de Lisy's translation, endorsed by Beccaria. Undoubtedly the most influential work on criminal justice in the 18th century, Beccaria's treatise was originally published in Italian in 1764, first published in French in 1766 and in English in 1767. Cesare Beccaria, Marchese Beccaria-Bonesana, a well-to-do Milanese professor of law and economics, had made many prison visits and was appalled at what he saw. His short book was immediately successful and widely influential in stimulating reform in many countries, including the nascent United States. "Beccaria maintained that the gravity of the crime should be measured by its injury to society and that the penalties should be related to this. The prevention of crime he held to be of greater importance than its punishment, and the certainty of punishment of greater effect than its severity. He denounced the use of torture and secret judicial proceedings. He opposed capital punishment, which should be replaced by life imprisonment; crimes against property should be in the first place punished by fines, political crimes by banishment; and the conditions in prisons should be radically improved. Beccaria believed that the publication of criminal proceedings, verdicts and sentences, as well as furthering general education, would help to prevent crime. These ideas have now become so commonplace that it is difficult to appreciate their revolutionary impact at the time" (PMM). Beccaria's Dei delitti e delle pene was first published in French in 1766, in a translation by economist and Encyclopediste André Morellet. Morellet's translation, based on the third edition of Beccaria's treatise, was criticised for being unfaithful, leading Beccaria to seek out another translator, whom he found in librarian Chaillou de Lisy. Chaillou de Lisy's translation was widely acclaimed and remained the standard text even when other translations followed. Included in this edition are the "Jugement d'un célèbre professeur sur le livre Des Délits & des Peines" and the author's response to a monk ("un moine de Vallombreuse") who had attacked his theories and denounced him to the authoroties, "Réponse à un écrit intitulé Notes et Observations sur le livre Des Délits & des Peines". This copy is bound with Voltaire's highly admirative Commentaire, which was first published anonymously in Geneva in 1766 (this copy being undated but most probably an early 1770s edition). In 1772 Voltaire wrote to Beccaria, forty years his junior: "Your book upon crimes and punishments opened the eyes of many of the lawyers of Europe who had been brought up in absurd and inhuman usages; and men began everywhere to blush at finding themselves still wearing their ancient dress of savages" (William F. Flemning, The Works of Voltaire, Vol. 11, p. 31). See Printing and the Mind of Man 209. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A Decade of Curious Insects

      ' Some of them not describ'd before: Shewn in their natural size; and as they apear enlarg'd before the Lucernal Microscope; In which the Solar Apparatus is artificially illuminated. With their History, Characters, Manners, and Places of Abode'. A printed note to the verso of title reads 'Ladies who may chuse to paint these insects themselves may have sets of the cuts on Royal Paper printed pale for that purpose'. Illustrated with charming, vivid hand coloured engraved plates of greatly enlarged microscopic insects, some of which appear rather inaccurate. Hagen states, 'Fabricius nennt die Abbildungen 'fictitiae' wohl mit Unrecht, da durch künstliche Beleuchtung nicht achromatischer Gläser offenbar Hill die Sachen so sah, wie er sie abbildet.' [Fabricius called the illustrations 'fictitiae' probably unfairly, because with artificial lighting without achromatic lenses apparantly Hill saw things as he depicted them].[Hagen I, p. 366; Nissen ZBI, 1938]

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         Examen de la poudre

      Chez Marc Michel Rey, 1773. - Chez Marc Michel Rey, à Amsterdam 1773, in - 8 (12x20cm), (6) 240pp., relié. - Edizione francese, rara, illustrato con 9 piastre pieghevoli contenenti 22 figure. Binding Post, ca 1830, nella marina vitello smaltato. Torna con i nervi decorate splendidamente per un ferro di angolo centrale e ferro in ogni casella, roulette coda e la testa; Roulette geometrica sui nervi, che si trovano in fregio interno. Come Exhibit vitello verde. Frisia inquadratura sui piatti. Oro a fette. Attrito sui piatti, soprattutto la superiore piatta con graffi. Copia molto fine, molto fresco in un legame matrimoniale non firmato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale française, rare, illustrée de 9 planches dépliantes contenant 22 figures. La première édition, italienne, date de 1765. Deux feuillets manuscrits d'une fine écriture sont reliés in - fine sur les propriétés de la poudre, avec un tableau des essais comparatifs du souffre, du salpêtre et du charbon.   Reliure postérieure, ca. 1830, en plein veau glacé marine. Dos à nerfs joliment orné d'un fer central et de fers angulaires dans chaque caisson, roulette en queue et tête ; roulette géométrique sur les nerfs, que l'on retrouve en frise intérieure. Pièce de titre en veau vert. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Frottements sur les plats, essentiellement le plat supérieur, avec égratignures.   Important traité scientifique dans le domaine, dont l'auteur fut un des plus éminents spécialistes de son temps. Outre le fait d'être ingénieur, Papacino d'Antoni fut un officier artilleur et directeur de l'école royale d'artillerie et du génie de Turin, il composa divers traités militaires. Dans ce traité scientifique canonique, chimique et physique de la poudre, les théories et les hypothèses avancées par l'auteur sont démontrées par de multiples expériences.   Très bel exemplaire, d'une grande fraîcheur, dans une reliure de maître non signée.

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         Veduta del Palazzo Farnese

      1773. Acquaforte e bulino, 1773, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Primo stato di tre. Della serie le Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente da Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, dal 1745 circa, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi, editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Dopo la morte dell'autore, le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e poi a Parigi. Le lastre furono quindi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Esemplare privo della consueta piega centrale, con i fori di legaccio all'estremità del margine sinistro, di primissima qualità. Etching and engraving, signed at lower left. First state of three. From the Vedute di Roma. The work consists of 135 plates produced individually by Piranesi for at least 30 years, from about 1745 until the date of his death. For the first time, were edited by Giovanni Bouchard in 1751 (34 plates), followed by Piranesi himself, publisher in Tomati Palace of Rome (writing appearing on many boards), until the final version consists of 137 plates. After the author's death, the sheets were inherited by his son Francesco, who edited the first publication in the capital, and then to Paris. The plates were then acquired by Calcografia Camerale today Calcografia Nazionale, where they are still preserved. The works that we offer are part of an album in the final version, printed in Rome between 1770 and 1780. Magnificent impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, with full margins, in good condition. Example without the usual center fold, with tie holes at the left margin, top quality. Wilton Ely 240; Focillon 828; Hind 107 I/III. 660 415

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         La topografia di Roma di Gio.Batta Noli dalla maggiore in questa monor tavola dal medesimo ridota da Ignazio Benedetti incisa.

      1773. La pianta di Ignazio Benedetti è una copia molto fedele della piccola Nolii/Piranesi edita nel 1748. La legenda si compone di 173 numeri contro i 170 dell'originale. In alto a sinistra dedica al cardinale Boschi. La città viene raffigurata solamente all'interno delle mura aureliane eccezion fatta per le zone fuori Porta Pia, porta del Popolo e porta Angelica. Al di sotto della pianta campeggiano piazza San Pietro, la fontana di Trevi, Santa Maria Maggiore e Santa Croce in Gerusalemme secondo il modello indicato dal Nolli. Venne ristampata senza alcun aggiornamento dal Vasi nel 1780 e poi da Monaldini nel 1820 circa. Incisione in rame, in perfette condizioni. Edizione originale con ampli margini. Roma Rome C. Marigliani, "Le Piante di Roma delle collezioni private", tav. 191 (raffigura una pianta con la legenda di 174 richiami; probabilmente si tratta della ristampa del Vasi o del Monaldini); A. P. Frutaz, "Le piante di Roma", CLXIXb, tav. 419 670 460

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         Il governo civile tradotto nell'italiano idioma e dedicato a sua eccellenza il sig. Girolamo Durazzo dell'eccellentissimo Marcello

      (Luigi Alessandro Lupi), 1773. In - 8°, pp. VIII, 288, legatura in piena pergamena muta. Prima e unica traduzione italiana del XVIII secolo di questo trattato di Locke edito in maniera anonima, e con il falso luogo di Amsterdam mentre si trattò probabilmente di Livorno, dal genovese Luigi Alessandro Lupi. Dedicato a Girolamo Durazzo, futuro doge della Repubblica Ligure dal 1802 al 1805 Importante testo del grande filosofo che in questo saggio fonda la dottrina della società liberale. Locke critica l'assolutismo e mette a fondamento dello stato liberale proprio il concetto di 'legge di natura' nel quale fa rientrare anche il diritto alla proprietà, in quanto fondato sul lavoro personale. Lo Stato quindi chiederà la rinuncia ad un solo diritto naturale, quello di farsi giustizia da sé. Ed è proprio sulla base di questi concetti che ogni forma di Stato assoluto o arbitrario va contro ragione e i cittadini hanno il diritto di resistere ad esso e di mutarlo. E così facendo dà inizio alla teoria della limitazione dei poteri civili e della loro distinzione su cui si fonderà la successiva dottrina del liberalismo.

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         Fables Nouvelles. A' la Haye, et se trouve à Paris, chez Monory, MDCCLXXIII (1773)

      Monory, 1773. 2 vol. in - 4 (mm 221x140), magnifico frontispizio figurato inc., pp.XIV, 1 tavola f.t. a piena pag., pp. 309, (3). Con 99 figure n.t. su un terzo di pag. e 99 culs - de - lampe, stupende incisioni, di Mariller, inc. da Baquoy, Delaunay, Masquelier ed altri noti acquafortisti del Settecento. Raffinata legatura coeva d'amatore in pieno vitello biondo, filetti oro sui piatti, dorsi lisci con fregi oro e tasselli in marocch. rosso per i titoli, tagli rossi. Edizione originale delle Fables. Prima tiratura ed esemplare "sur grand papier de Hollande", magnifico. Le illustrazioni alle Favole di Dorat sono considerate il capolavoro di Mariller ed uno dei più notevoli libri illustrati del Settecento francese. La carta dell'esemplare è grande, bianca e forte, di grande qualità; la tiratura dei finissimi rami è assai fresca e contrastata. Esemplare bellissimo.

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         Orlando Furioso. Birmingham, dai torchi di G.Baskerville per P.Molini, 1773

      Baskerville, 1773. 4 volumi in - 4, illustrati da 1 ritratto dell'A. di Eisen inc. da Fiquet e 46 figure in stupende tavole fuori testo, di Cipriani, Cochin, Eisen, Greuze, Monnet, Moreau incise da Bartolozzi, Choffard, Duclos, ed altri. Celebre edizione dell'Orlando Furioso. (La carta di questo esemplare è lievemente brunita come nella maggioranza delle copie conosciute). Esemplare in eccezionale legatura italiana di fine settecento: pieno marocchino granata, piatti con larga bordura in oro, riquadrata da filetti e dentelle, formata da tralci, rami, bocciuoli, fiori, e con ai quattro angoli altrettante corone di lauro in ruote a dentelles. Dorsi a nervi, fregi oro negli scomparti, tasselli in marocchino verde per il titolo, tagli dorati, dentelle sui tagli dei piatti. Preziosa e perfetta legatura italiana, di importante atelier romano, decorata con finissimi inusuali piccoli ferri, esente dal minimo difetto.

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         Le Fontane Publiche delle Piazze di Roma Moderna.

      Unpag. (32 pp.) volume consisting of 31 exquisite full-page engraved plates depicting the public fountains scattered throughout Rome's piazzas, drawn by Vergelli and engraved by Girelli, all but the first plate with number to upper right corner, most with captions below the image including the architect when notable, fountains depicted include the Trevi Fountain, the Fountains of St. Peter's Square, the Fontana della Barcaccia, the Fontana del Tritone, the Fontana delle Tartarughe, the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, the Fontana dell'Acqua Felice, and many others. Oblong 4to. Half-calf, bumping to extremities, especially along spine and to corners. Second edition. Rome (Carlo Losi) 1773. Rossetti 11304; NUC 633, 433; Olschki 18221/a.

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         Traité des délits et des peines. [Bound with:] Commentaire sur le livre des délits et des peines.

      Paris: chez J. F. Bastien,, 1773. 2 works bound in one volume, octavo (160 x 90 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, tan morocco label, raised bands, spine elaborately decorated in gilt with central floral tools, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Slight surface loss to board edges, small repair to leaf A, tiny loss due to production fault to edges of leaf Av of the Commentaire, the occasional minor blemish to contents. An excellent copy. First edition of Chaillou de Lisy's translation, endorsed by Beccaria. Undoubtedly the most influential work on criminal justice in the 18th century, Beccaria's treatise was originally published in Italian in 1764, first published in French in 1766 and in English in 1767. Cesare Beccaria, Marchese Beccaria-Bonesana, a well-to-do Milanese professor of law and economics, had made many prison visits and was appalled at what he saw. His short book was immediately successful and widely influential in stimulating reform in many countries, including the nascent United States. "Beccaria maintained that the gravity of the crime should be measured by its injury to society and that the penalties should be related to this. The prevention of crime he held to be of greater importance than its punishment, and the certainty of punishment of greater effect than its severity. He denounced the use of torture and secret judicial proceedings. He opposed capital punishment, which should be replaced by life imprisonment; crimes against property should be in the first place punished by fines, political crimes by banishment; and the conditions in prisons should be radically improved. Beccaria believed that the publication of criminal proceedings, verdicts and sentences, as well as furthering general education, would help to prevent crime. These ideas have now become so commonplace that it is difficult to appreciate their revolutionary impact at the time" (PMM). Beccaria's Dei delitti e delle pene was first published in French in 1766, in a translation by economist and Encyclopediste André Morellet. Morellet's translation, based on the third edition of Beccaria's treatise, was criticised for being unfaithful, leading Beccaria to seek out another translator, whom he found in librarian Chaillou de Lisy. Chaillou de Lisy's translation was widely acclaimed and remained the standard text even when other translations followed. Included in this edition are the "Jugement d'un célèbre professeur sur le livre Des Délits & des Peines" and the author's response to a monk ("un moine de Vallombreuse") who had attacked his theories and denounced him to the authoroties, "Réponse à un écrit intitulé Notes et Observations sur le livre Des Délits & des Peines". This copy is bound with Voltaire's highly admirative Commentaire, which was first published anonymously in Geneva in 1766 (this copy being undated but most probably an early 1770s edition). In 1772 Voltaire wrote to Beccaria, forty years his junior: "Your book upon crimes and punishments opened the eyes of many of the lawyers of Europe who had been brought up in absurd and inhuman usages; and men began everywhere to blush at finding themselves still wearing their ancient dress of savages" (William F. Flemning, The Works of Voltaire, Vol. 11, p. 31).

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         Système social, ou Principes naturels de la morale et de la politique, avec un examen de l'influence du gouvernement sur les moeurs

      Londres, 1773 [Amsterdam, M.M. Rey]. 3 tomes reliés en un volume in - 8 de I. VIII, 218, (2)pp. - II. (4), 174, (2)pp. - III. (2), 166, (2)pp veau blond aux armes, dos lisse orné, triple filet en encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque) M.M. Rey], M.M. Rey], , 3 tomes reliés en un volume in - 8 de I. VIII, 218, (2)pp. - II. (4), 174, (2)pp. - III. (2), 166, (2)pp, veau blond aux armes, dos lisse orné, triple filet en encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque), PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de cet ouvrage qui fut mis à l'index en 1775. D'Holbach (1723 - 1789) publia cet essai trois ans après le "Système de la nature", qui avait créé une vive polémique, l'auteur défendant des propos athées et matérialistes. Il insiste à nouveau ici sur le fondement naturel de la morale, qu'il détache ainsi de tout principe religieux. Pour d'Holbach "la morale convenable à l'homme, doit être fondée sur la nature de l'homme; il faut qu'elle lui apprenne ce qu'il est, le but qu'il se propose, & les moyens d'y parvenir". Aux armes de Paule - Louise - Jeanne - Baptiste - Elisabeth - Geneviève de Remigny - de - Joux, marquise de Feillens. Née en 1735, elle épousa le marquis de Feillens en 1760. Très bel exemplaire, malgré deux coins usés. Manque le feuillet de faux - titre. CIORANESCU 18°, N°34061; OLIVIER N°1828; TCHEMERZINE III - 730

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         Icones lignorum exoticorum et nostratium germanicorum ex arboribus [...] - Représentation des bois des arbres et des arbrisseaux tant du Pays qu'Etrangers [...]

      Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1773. [8] feuillets liminaires, 84 planches, accompagnées de 42 feuillets d'explication demi basane marine, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque) 1773, 1773, in - 4, [8] feuillets liminaires, 84 planches, accompagnées de 42 feuillets d'explication, demi basane marine, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque), Le plus bel ouvrage sur le bois jamais publié, rassemblant une collection rare de plus de 500 gravures sur cuivre d'échantillons colorés à la main d'après nature, de bois européens et exotiques, sur 84 planches. Les planches étaient publiées par série de six par souscription, comme le souligne Sepp dans son avant - propos ("auxquels on continuera d'en produire à chaque fois six planches ensemble"). Notre exemplaire est bien complet des 14 premières livraisons. Le texte d'explication des gravures en regard de chaque planche, est en cinq langues. L'imprimeur a choisi d'insérer cinq pages de titre, une pour chaque langue, latin, français, anglais, allemand et néerlandais. Le naturaliste et éditeur Jan Christiaan Sepp (1739 - 1811) a commencé à publier cet ouvrage en 1773, en reprenant tout d'abord les travaux de Seligmann ("Abbildung in - und ausländischer Hölzer" publié à Nürnberg) puis il a enrichi son ouvrage des spécimens du cabinet de curiosités du révérend Hazeu. Il travailla sur ce projet assisté par Martinus Houttuyn (1720 - 1798). L'ensemble composé de 100 planches de gravures, fut rassemblé par la suite et publié en un ouvrage en 1791, avec une page de titre légèrement modifiée et enrichie d'un frontispice, puis un supplément de 6 planches sera ajouté en 1795. Nissen, BBI, 939; Pritzel, 4291. Ex - libris aux iris, de Philippe de Vilmorin contrecollé sur la page de garde. Bel exemplaire aux coloris particulièrement frais, offrant une remarquable provenance

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         MEMORIE IDROSTATICO - STORICHE delle operazioni eseguite nell'inalveazione del Reno di Bologna, e degli altri minori Torrenti per la Linea di Primaro al Mare all'anno 1765. fino al 1772. dal P. ANTONIO LECCHI della Compagnia di Gesù Matematico delle LL. MM. II., e Direttore del Progetto nelle tre Legazioni per Chirografo di Clemente XIII. Si aggiungono altre Memorie riguardanti varie spedizioni, ed operazioni analoghe fatte contamporaneamente in Germania, ed altrove.

      Soc. Tip, 1773. 2 voll. in - 8, pp. XII, 301, (3); (4), 195, (3), leg. cart. con nome dell' A. ms al d. Con vignetta calcogr. sui front. inc. da Antonio Baratti su dis. di Michelangelo Borghi. Con iniziali e finalini xilogr. Con 1 gr. tav. xilogr. rip. al fine del primo vol. (330x477 mm) raff. la mappa, dal delta del Po alle valli di Comacchio, concordata nella visita Conti 1761, ed applicata alle operazioni eseguite dal 1766 al 1772. Con indice delle materie trattate all'inizio di ogni vol. Il L' A. (Milano 1702 - 1776) che vestì l'abito clericale nel 1718, si occupò di ingegneria idraulica come seconda carriera dal 1757 - 58 fino allla morte. D.B.I. vol. 64 p. 267. Lozzi I, n. 631 p. 172. [034]

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         Veduta del Tempio delle Camene, anticamente circondato da un bosco nella valle di Egeria, si vede fuori di Porta Latina nella valle detta la Caffarella

      1773. - PRIMO STATO DI QUATTRO - Acquaforte e bulino, 1773, firmata in lastra . Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con letter CB", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell'autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. " - THE FIRST STATE OF FOUR - Etching with engraving, 1773, signed on plate. From the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB"", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building." Roma Rome Hind 106, I/IV; Focillon 827; Wilton Ely 239. 720 480

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         Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de la chirurgie du XVIIIe siècle, et de supplément aux Institutions Chirurgicales de M.Heister; avec un discours préliminaire, contenant un tableau des principales découvertes dont la Chirurgie s'est enrichie

      Avignon, J.J.Niel 1773 - Grand in-8° relié plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, pages de titre, page de faux titre, XLVIII-672 pages et 2 feuillets d'errata. Une très grande planche hors-texte avec 5 figures. Mors supérieurs légèrement fendus. Les coiffes sont intactes. Coi supérieur droit émoussé. Sinon très bel exemplaire. Large 8vo. Half title + title + xlviii + 672pp. One engraved folding plate with 5 illustrations at end. A collection of medical articles by more than 50 physicians, edited by the French medical author François Paul (1731-74). A wide range of subjects is covered including the rejoining of almost totally severed limbs to the body, abscesses of the liver resulting from head injuries, the treatment of wounds caused by firearms, and liquid feeding via the nose. Paul was himself the author of 3 of the articles. He wrote a number of works as well as translating Boerhaave and the Memoirs of the Academies of Bologna, Berlin, Paris and Turin [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. Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks on his late expedition, with Dr. Solander, round the World.

      London, printed for Stanfield Parkinson, 1773.Large 4to. Contemporary polished calf, skilfully rebacked, spine gilt with red morocco title label. With engraved frontispiece portrait by J. Newton, engraved map and 26 engraved plates. XXIII,212 pp. + errata leaf. First edition of the principal alternative account of Cook?s first voyage. - 'This is an account of the first expedition under the command of Captain Cook, 1768-1771. Parkinson was engaged as natural history draughtsman by Sir Joseph Banks, to accompany him and Captain Cook in the Endeavour to the South Seas. Parkinson made numerous drawings of botanical and other subjects, including landscapes and portraits of native chiefs. After exploring Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, the expedition reached Batavia. On leaving for the Cape of Good Hope, Parkinson succumbed to fever and dysentery and was burried at sea' (Hill p.462). Parkinson's manuscripts and drawings became a matter of dispute. Banks considered that they were his, while Parkinson' brother Stanfield claimed them under the provisions of his brother's will. When Hawkesworth learned of the impending publication of this work, he obtained an injunction to prevent it appearing until some time after the official account. 'Although physically the most impressive of the unofficial narratives the work's merit lies in its sidelights on incidents during the voyage' (NZNB). The book includes important vocabularies of the languages of taheite, New Zealand, New Holland, Savoo,Batavia (Low Malay), the coast of Malabar, Sumatra, Ceram, Madagascar, and of the negroes on the river Gambia in Africa. This is the first work to identify the kangaroo by name, and Parkinson is the first professional artist to set foot on Australian soil. - (Some offsetting of the plates). - With armorial bookplate of Waldham Wyndham. - A very attractive large paper copy.Sabin 58787; Hill 1308; NZNB 4466; Du Rietz, Kroepelien, 944; Beddie 712; Kroepelien 944; O'Reilly & Reitman 371.

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         Recueil des Antiquités et Monumens marseillois qui peuvent intéresser l'Histoire et les Arts.

      Jean Mossy, Marseille 1773 - In-4 ( 250x180 mm ) de 4, 296 pages.Pleine basane fauve mouchetée, dos à 5 nerfs ornés d'une roulette dorée fers et fleuron dorés dans les caissons, titre doré sur pièce de maroquin vieux rouge, large guirlande dorée en queue, tranches couleurs brique.- Illustré de 47 planches gravées dépliantes ( ( Médailles. Bas-reliefs. Statues. Tombeau. Candelabre. Bronze. Marbre. Colonne. Buste. Chapiteaux. Frise. Lampe. Maison à la rue des Grands-Carmes. Pyramide triangulaire du hameau de La Pène. etc. ).- Discours préliminaire. Les Médailles. Les Bas-reliefs, Statues, Bosses, rondes bosses, demi-Bosses, & Fragmens de décorations en Architecture. Dissertation sur la Sépulture des anciens Marseillois. Objets destinés pour les Cérémonies religieuses & ceux en usage dans le Domestique.Les édifices. Les Inscriptions et Epitaphes. - Mors fendus et restaurés, épidermures sur les plats. Bon état malgré ces défauts.- "On peut considérer cet ouvrage comme le premier traité d'archéologie moderne sur Marseille. L'auteur, antiquaire de profession et érudit local, était en relation avec le Comte de Caylus ( 1692-1765 ), lui-même archéologue-antiquaire et homme de lettres. Au bas de la plupart des planches gravées, on peut retrouver le nom des personnes les ayant financées. Marseille. Anciens

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         Descrizione pratica e teorica d'un modello di macchina detto il compasso per iscavare fango e arena dai porti. Disegnato e fatto eseguire in Savona.

      Per il Casamara, Genova 1773 - In-4 (215x155 mm.), pp. 56. Con 3 grandi e belle tavole all'acquaforte più volte ripiegate in fine. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione prima e unica di questo rarissimo trattato di meccanica, nel quale l'autore, astronomo genovese (1728-1813) riferisce intorno alla macchina di sua invenzione per dragare i fanghi dai porti, testata con successo nel 1772 nel porto di Savona. Bibliografia: Stratico,108 (erra nella data e sostiene di non averne mai potuto vedere una copia): Riccardi II, 2, 126. De Backer-S. III, 2216. 1 sola copia repertoriata ad oggi al Census SBN. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Descrizione di alcuni discendenti di Giacomo, o Giacobino Seniore da Fontanella di Reggio in Lombardia ovvero prove giustificanti la retta ascendenza mascolina delli Sig. Marchese Alfonso Vincenzo e Conte Alfonso Francesco Cugini Fontanella con varie ulteriori memorie risguardanti altri soggetti della stessa famiglia.

      1773 - In Reggio, per Giuseppe Davolio, 1773. In 4to grande (cm. 26,5); cartonato coevo; bella antip. incisa, stemma della famiglia Fontanelli / a; pp. XXV (1), 200, (2) con una incisione a p. pagina (altro stemma), un'altra piccola inc. in xilografia (San Prodpero) ed eleganti fregi nel testo. (unito:) A.F. Fontanella. Appendice alla descrizione d'alcuni discendenti di Giacomo o sia Giacobino Seniore da Fontanella. ovvero riscontri ulteriori e giustificazione dell'essere e dell'azioni d'altri soggetti della Famiglia Fontanella in quella non memorati. In Reggio, per G. Davolio, 1775. Pp. (4), 59 (1). Raro. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Samlung zur D

      Kopenhagen, Gedruckt bey H. C. Sander, 1773-76. (14) + 179 + (1) + 192 + (2) + 191 + (1) + 178 + (18) + 191 + (1) + 192 + 191 + (1) + 179 + (11)

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         Voyage en Sicile et dans la Grande Grèce adressé par l’Auteur a son ami Mr. Winckelmann traduit de l’allemande...

      chez Franç. Grasset & Comp. 1773 12mo (cm. 16,3), XII - 370 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca). Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle maculata con ricchi fregi e titolo impresso in oro su tassello rosso al ds. Carte di guardia e tagli marmorizzati in maniera omogenea. Minimi segni d’uso ma esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara edizione originale della traduzione francese. Barbier IV, 1086; Mira II, p. 285. Non in Fossati Bellani.

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         De rerum natura libri sex.

      Birmingham, John Baskerville, 1773. - circa 17,2 x 11,2 cm. Title, 214 (recte 210) pp. Red Morocco with richly gilt spine, covers and fore-edges Gaskell Baskerville, 50. Elegant imprint here in a very nice binding by F. E. Stoakley. - Fine, just very few spots but mostly crisp. Binding just a little rubbed at hinges, otherwise very decorative. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Opera di geometria, stereometria, geodesia, altimetria, distantimetria, zenitrimetria, orologgiografia, ecc... Il tutto ridotto dalla speculativa alla Pratica, in cui vi sono fra gli altri molti Problemi attinenti alla professione d’agrimensore, cioè per trovare la Superficie de’ Piani, e de’ Solidi; per misurar terreni; per quadrettar Vini, Granai, Legna, Fieni e trovarne la sua quantità... e senza spesa alcuna per disegnare a tutta perfezione gli Orologgi solari

      nella Stamperia di Pietro Agnelli 1773 4to (cm. 37), 6 pp.nn., 336 pp., 1 c.nn. tra le p. 200 e 201, 6 pp.nn. con num.se figure n.t. e 7 tavv. f.t. (di cui 2 più volte rip.). Cartonato rustico coevo con Autore e titolo ms. al piatto anteriore e al ds. Minimi restauri al ds., ma ottimo e freschissimo esemplare a pieni margini. Edizione originale. Riccardi (I, 640) cita 5 tavv. (alle facc. 152, 264, 310, 326 e 334). Il nostro esemplare oltre a queste ne ha altre due (alle facc. 155 e 234). Raro.

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         A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s Ship, The Endeavour. Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks on his late expedition, with Dr. Solander, round the World.

      - London, printed for Stanfield Parkinson, 1773.Large 4to. Contemporary polished calf, skilfully rebacked, spine gilt with red morocco title label. With engraved frontispiece portrait by J. Newton, engraved map and 26 engraved plates. XXIII,212 pp. + errata leaf. First edition of the principal alternative account of Cook’s first voyage. - 'This is an account of the first expedition under the command of Captain Cook, 1768-1771. Parkinson was engaged as natural history draughtsman by Sir Joseph Banks, to accompany him and Captain Cook in the Endeavour to the South Seas. Parkinson made numerous drawings of botanical and other subjects, including landscapes and portraits of native chiefs. After exploring Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, the expedition reached Batavia. On leaving for the Cape of Good Hope, Parkinson succumbed to fever and dysentery and was burried at sea' (Hill p.462). Parkinson's manuscripts and drawings became a matter of dispute. Banks considered that they were his, while Parkinson' brother Stanfield claimed them under the provisions of his brother's will. When Hawkesworth learned of the impending publication of this work, he obtained an injunction to prevent it appearing until some time after the official account. 'Although physically the most impressive of the unofficial narratives the work's merit lies in its sidelights on incidents during the voyage' (NZNB). The book includes important vocabularies of the languages of taheite, New Zealand, New Holland, Savoo, Batavia (Low Malay), the coast of Malabar, Sumatra, Ceram, Madagascar, and of the negroes on the river Gambia in Africa. This is the first work to identify the kangaroo by name, and Parkinson is the first professional artist to set foot on Australian soil. - (Some offsetting of the plates). - With armorial bookplate of Waldham Wyndham. - A very attractive large paper copy.Sabin 58787; Hill 1308; NZNB 4466; Du Rietz, Kroepelien, 944; Beddie 712; Kroepelien 944; O'Reilly & Reitman 371 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The history of a voyage to the Malouine (or Falkland) Islands, made in 1763 and 1764, under the command of M. de Bouganville, in order to form a settlement there: and of Two Voyages to the Streights of Magellan, with an Account of the Patagonians. Translated from Dom Pernety's Historical journal, written in French. Illustrated with Copper-Plates

      London printed for William Goldsmith, Number 24, Pater-Noster Row; and David Steel, Number 1, Union-Row, the Lower-End of the Minories, M.DCC.LXXIII. [1773] 4to: [4],xvii,[1],294pp, with 16 copper engraved charts (three folding), maps (one folding), and plates (three folding) of native inhabitants and fauna. Period-style speckled calf, spine in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt. The Ingleton Copy (Geoffrey and Nan, with their book plate on front paste down), formerly the property of Admiral Phillip P. King (with his initialed annotation on p. 273 and penciled marginalia in his hand, including a slip of notations on laid paper tipped in following p. 264. Geoffrey Ingleton was a bibliophile and amateur etcher, mainly of historical marine subjects. King, 1791-1856, was an early explorer of the Australian and Patagonian coasts.) An exemplary, wide-margined example in a handsome binding, occasional foxing, a few sporadic stains, else fresh and bright, the charts, maps and plates in fine impressions, properly folded and free of tears. Hill 1328. Sabin 6870. Palau 222526. Fine

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         Set of Cook?s Three Voyages.

      London, 1773-1784. 6/25/16. b/w plates, charts, many folding and double page. to. 8 vols. Various paginations. This set consists of the first printing of Cook?s first voyage, the second printing of Cook?s second voyage, and the second printing of Cook?s third voyage, with all plates and charts, along with the "Chart of the Streight of Magellan" in volume I. It is a clean set, with pages very slightly and evenly tanned, light offsetting from some plates and charts, and occasional foxing. Bound in 19th century half black morocco over marbled boards, with top edges gilt and outer and bottom edges marbled. Backstrips in six compartments with elaborate gilding and anchor decorations, and title and date labels. Light wear to spine ends, but a very good set with an agreeable antique look. Most interestingly, the title pages of the first three volumes bear what I believe to be GEORG FORSTER'S signature. Forster accompanied Cook on his second voyage, and wrote his own important account.

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         Grand Quatuor Pour Deux Violons, Alto et Basso [Quartet No. 7 in E major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 34] - 1832 Copyist Manuscript with Interesting Provenance

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Autograph manuscript copy of the complete parts for Paganini's Quartet No. 7 in E major for violin, viola, cello and guitar, M.S. 34, here transcribed for standard String Quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello).  8.5" x 13". 54 pages including front cover and individual cover pages. Outer wrapper spine reinforced with early paper tape over original threaded binding, scattered staining, overall very good. 
The title page and likely the manuscript entirely in the hand of Johann Christoph Bauriegel (1773 - 1851), German teacher and Biblical scholar who lived in Pulgar (near Leipsic), and who has signed lower right "Johs: Bauriegel / Pulgar 1832."  Cover and parts also inscribed and stamped by the composer and arranger, Carl Dietrich (1816 - 1875), and further by Friedrich Maximillian Bernhardt Fincke (1821 - 1906), noted German-born physician and homeopathic pioneer who was also well known as a musician. 
In all, Paganini wrote fifteen quartets for violin, viola, guitar and cello, but only three for the archetypal string quartet. Composed between 1817 - 1818, the present work is dedicated to the Genovese Marquis Caterian Raggi Pallavicini, and is a notably more interesting composition than the earlier quartets. Only five of Paganini's works were published during his lifetime, and the rest of his oeuvre was published posthumously, including the present Quartet No. 7 in E Major, which was the first of the quartets to have been published in its original version after the composer's death.  Notably, the Leipzig firm Kistner published a transcription of the work for String Quartet ca. 1830 (plate number 839), this being the likely model from which the present manuscript was copied.  


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         Roman contes Allegoriques Philosophiques et Historiques

      Frankreich A Neuchatel 1773 - Novelle Edition 431 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe, Ledereinband in Leder gebundene Ausgabe des französischen Romans Allegorische Geschichten Roman Philosophisches und Historisches, altersbedingt Einband berieben,Seitenschnitt schwarz gefärbt, leicht verblasst, Seiten dem Alter entsprechend nachgedunkelt, starke Lager und Gebrauchsspuren am Einband, teilweise kleine Stockflecke auf wenigen Seiten, div. Motive / kleinere Abb. enthalten, geschrieben auf französisch, Maße 16,5 cm x 10 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst nach ihrer Theorie und Ausübung, nebst einer Abhandlung von den Grundsätzen der Berg-Kameralwissenschaft.

      Wien, Joh. Thomas Edlen u. Trattnern, 1773. 4to. (18),+ 519,+ (blank),+ 45 pp.+ 24 large folding engr. plates. Printed on thick paper. Somewhat worn contemporary full calf, gilt spine with faded red label, all edges red. From the library of Ericsberg. VD18 14657856. Fint exemplar av första upplagan, en ny utkom 1806, av vad Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie kallar för "Das beste, umfangreichste und lehrreichste Werk über Bergbau". C. T. Delius (1728-79)

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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, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour [Together with:] A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775 [Together with:] A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773-84 - 9 volumes: 8 quarto (285 x 215 mm) and one folio (567 x 395 mm). Uniformly bound in late 19th-century brown half morocco, spines gilt tooled with nautical motifs, brown pebble-grain cloth sides, speckled egdes. Bindings slightly rubbed at extremities, a few maps torn at folds (but without loss), one or two of the larger plates trimmed by the binder, scattered foxing in some volumes. A very good set, complete and uniformly bound. With all plates, maps and plans as called for. Second and best edition of the first voyage, first edition of the second and third voyages. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilisation and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century. Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realise the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew. He did everything possible to maintain their physical fitness and the cleanliness of both men and ships. He conquered the hitherto prevalent scurvy by cutting down the consumption of salt meat and by always having fresh vegetables and fruit on board" (PMM). The National Maritime Museum catalogue points out that the third voyage "was so eagerly awaited by the public that it was sold out on the third day after publication, and although the published price was £4 14s. 6d, as much as 10 guineas was offered by would-be purchasers". Beddie 650, 1216, 1543; Hill 783, 358, 361; Howgego I C173–6; National Maritime Museum Catalogue, Voyages & Travel, 577, 586; Printing and the Mind of Man 223 (second voyage); Sabin 16245, 16250.

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         MEMORIE IDROSTATICO-STORICHE.

      Modena, presso la Società Tipografica, 1773. In-4 p. (mm. 290x210), 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, tagli azzurri, pp. XII,301,(3); (4),195,(3); bella vignetta allegorica al frontesp. (inc. in rame da Antonio Baratti su disegno di Michelangelo Borghi); ornato da una grande iniz. figur., e da capilett. e finali silografati; con 1 tav. idrografica inc. in rame e più volte ripieg. Dedicate a Francesco III, Duca di Modena, Reggio, Mirandola, queste 30 Memorie riguardano:
?Le operazioni eseguite nell?inalveazione del Reno di Bologna, e degli altri minori Torrenti per la Linea di Primaro al Mare dall?anno 1765 fino al 1772.. Si aggiungono altre Memorie riguardanti varie spedizioni, ed operazioni analoghe fatte contemporaneamente in Germania, ed altrove? che costituiscono un?ampia e circostanziata difesa del suo operato (come citato in Diz. Bibl. degli Italiani,LXIV, p. 269).
"Edizione originale" di questa importante opera. Cfr. Riccardi,I,26-27.
"Il Padre Lecchi (1702-76) della Compagnia di Gesù, matematico e ingegnere milanese, diresse opere idrauliche, specie nel campo dell'arginamento dei fiumi, per incarico di Papa Clemente XIII e dell'imperatrice Maria Teresa d'Austria". Cosi' Diz. Treccani,VI, p. 759.
Solo ca. 20 carte con lievi aloni o impronte tipograf. più o meno marcate (su 2 cc. anche picc. fori margin.), altrim. bello e fresco esemplare a grandi margini, su carta distinta.


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         Astronomisches Handbuch darinnen alles was zur Ausübung der Astronomie unentbehrlich erfordert wird, auf das deutlichste erkläret und durch wahre Exempel und Figuren erläuteret wird. Neue Auflage, herausgegeben von Georg Friederich Kordenbusch. Dritter [UND: Vierter] Band [von insg. 4].

      Nürnberg George Peter Monathische Buchhandlung -1774 1773 - Neue Aufl.; 2 Bände in 1.; ca 24x19 cm; (8) 327 Seiten mit 3 Kupfertafeln; (4) 344 (20) Seiten mit 15 (meist gefaltete) Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung (Einband etwas leicht bestoßen, Kapitale mit kleinen Abrissen, vordere Vorsatzblätter und die ersten 5 Blätter etwas fleckig, sonst kaum fleckig; insgesamt gutes Exemplar) Der wichtige 4. Teil mit dem Zwischentitel: Von dem Gebrauche der nothwendigsten und nüzlichsten astronomischen Instrumenten und der verschiedenen Art mit denenselbigen in der praktischen Sternkunde zu beobachten. 0,000 gr.

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         The Works of Flavius Josephus Translated into English by Sir Roger L'Estrange Knight. Viz. I. The Life of Josephus. Written by Himself II. The Antiquities of the Jews: In Twenty Books. III. His Book against Apion, in Defence of the Antiquities of the Jews. In Two Parts. IV. Their Wars with the Romans: In Seven Books. V. The Martyrdom of the Maccabees. VI. Philo's Embassy from the Jews of Alexandria to CAIUS CALIGULA. All carefully revised, and compared with the original Greek. To which are prefixed, Two Discourses and several Remarks and Observations upon Josephus.

      Glasgow: R and T Duncan and J Brown; A Weir. 1773 - Glasgow: R and T Duncan and J Brown and A Weir, 1773. Seventh Edition. 7¾ inches by 5 inches. Four Volumes. The name S SMITH is stamped to the rear of each title page. Uniformly bound in contemporary leather. Volume I, 496pp, leather scratched and marked, red label to the spine with vol number beneath, joints split but holding strongly. Frontispiece and clean title page, generally clean throughout with some darkened pages. Volume II, 463pp, leather scratched and marked, big dent to the side of the rear board, red label to the spine with vol number beneath, joints split but holding strongly. Generally clean throughout with some darkened pages. Pencil writing to the margin on one page. Volume III, 440pp, front board missing, leather scratched and marked, red label to the spine with vol number beneath, joints split to rear board but holding strongly. Generally clean throughout with some darkened pages. Volume IV, 475pp, plus index [64], leather scratched and marked, red label to the spine with vol number beneath, joints split but holding strongly. Generally clean throughout with some darkened pages. The works of Flavius Josephus. Translated into English by Roger L'Estrange Knight. Roger L'estrange was a noted royalist. He wrote many royalist pamphlets, notably against Titus Oates and his great Popish plot. For this loyal service to the King, under James II he was made chief censor of the press, and a very diligent if not aggressive, one he was too. However, under the new management he only narrowly avoided imprisonment and towards his latter days earned a living by translating several texts into English. His two largest and most accomplished works are the Fables of Aesop and this volume, generally considered as a very superior translation, if rather scarce. This copy is tight clean and bright with good margins. Condition Report Externally · see above and photos Internally see above and photos [Attributes: 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.

      1773 - London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. FIRST EDITION. 330 x 370mm. A very fine example. Cook's chart of the Cape York Peninsula from Cape Tribulation to Cape York, orientated with north to the right. At Cape Tribulation is a note: 'On this ledge the ship laid 23 Hours, and received much damage'. After this setback Cook sailed outside the dangerous reefs and so the coast between Cape Flattery and Cape Weymouth was not mapped. These reefs and islands he called 'The Labyrinth'. Engraved by J.Cheevers for Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages. for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', the official account of Cook's First Voyage. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A Decade of Curious Insects:

      Printed for the Author 1773 - 24, (2), 10 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. . HB. 4to (270x210mm), attractive 19th century half morocco, marbled boards. Binder's ticket 'Woolman, Stockton on Tees'. Occasional minor spotting, minor dust soiling to a few page corners. Fine copy. 'Some of them not describ'd before: Shewn in their natural size; and as they apear enlarg'd before the Lucernal Microscope; In which the Solar Apparatus is artificially illuminated. With their History, Characters, Manners, and Places of Abode.' A printed note to the verso of title reads 'Ladies who may chuse to paint these insects themselves may have sets of the cuts on Royal Paper printed pale for that purpose'. Illustrated with charming, vivid hand coloured engraved plates of greatly enlarged microscopic insects, some of which appear rather inaccurate. Hagen states, 'Fabricius nennt die Abbildungen ‘fictitiae’ wohl mit Unrecht, da durch künstliche Beleuchtung nicht achromatischer Gläser offenbar Hill die Sachen so sah, wie er sie abbildet.' [Fabricius called the illustrations 'fictitiae' probably unfairly, because with artificial lighting without achromatic lenses apparantly Hill saw things as he depicted them].[Hagen I, p. 366; Nissen ZBI, 1938]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Essays concerning iron and steel:

      12mo., (2) 223 (1)pp., wanting a half-title, short tear to inner margin of title (no loss), inner margin (gutter) of following leaf stained, contemporary sheep, stamped in blind, some wear to joints else a sound copy. A valuable contemporary contribution to the rather fraught, and certainly competitive, early development of modern steel manufacture in England. Although Benjamin Huntsman (1704-1776) of Sheffield has been usually credited with the invention of crucible steel, or 'cast steel' as it was known at the time, the little known Henry Horne, a London-based cutler seems also to have played a part in developing new methods of steel manufacture at about the same time. Surprisingly, Horne mentions in his Essays neither Huntsman nor Samuel Walker, another contemporary experimenter in crucible steel making. In his book, Horne claims originality in his own process and seems to have perfected an efficient and commercial steel razor manufacturing business in London, the steel itself being produced with a highly polished surface. The steel used, Horne claimed, was "vastly superior" to that produced by his rival, John Waller, and which Horne was able to supply to the London cutlers "at a very moderate price". Waller eventually took the process to Sheffield and was able to undercut Horne's prices, resulting, inevitably, in substantial loss of business to the London manufacturer. Horne, while now hardly a footnote to industrial history, was certainly an early cast steel maker, although there is nothing in his account to suggest a date earlier than 1765, by which time others in Sheffield were also practising the art.

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         Oeuvres avec des remarques grammaticales; des avertissements et des observations sur chaque pièce par M. Bret.

      - A Paris, par la Compagnie des Libraires Associés, 1773, 6 volumes, In-8, plein veau, pièce de titre( reliure de l'époque). Edition remarquablement illustrée d'un portrait gravé de Molière par Cathelin d'après Mignard, de 33 gravures et de 6 fleurons par Moreau Le Jeune gravés par Baquoy, De Launay, Duclos, De Ghendt, etc.Bel exemplaire du premier tirage, présentant le texte primitif, sans les pages 66-67 et 80-81, en double au tome 1er. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Heinroth (1773-1843), bekannt als erster Lehrstuhlinhaber für Psychiatrie ("Psychische Heilkunde") überhaupt, war zur Zeit der Abfassung deses Briefes zwar Professor der Medizinischen Fakultät, aber immer wieder auch in Geldnot. Er hatte im Februar 1833 beim Rat der Stadt um eine feste Anstellung im St. Georgenhaus gebeten, was aber ebenso abgelehnt wurde wie eine reguläre Gehaltserhöhung (Steinberg/Angermeyer, 200 Jahre Psychiatrie in Leipzig, p. 26). Hier ein bewegender Brief in wohl äußerster Geldnot. Heinroth weigert sich, einen Ring, den er schon einmal für 200 Taler ins Pfandhaus gegeben hatte, für 150 Taler zu verkaufen, sieht aber andererseits keine Möglichkeit, seine Schulden bei dem Adressaten zu bezahlen: ". Aber wie nun? Herr Hilliger verlangt zu Ende dieses Monats die Rückzahlung des Capitals? Dieses zu leisten ist mir schlechterdings unmöglich .". - Sehr persönliches Dokument aus der Biographie des ersten Hochschullehrers der Psychiatrie weltweit Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 4°, 3 Seiten, Papier etwas gebräunt [Attributes: First Edition]

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