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         [Morell] Catalogue du beau cabinet de feu monsieur Gerhard Morell, de son vivant gardien du cabinet de rarétés de sa majèsté le roi de Dannemark & de Norvegue etc.

      contenant une collection très-considerable de tableaux, d'estampes & de desseins coloriés & non-colloriés, des plus grands maîtres, tant italiens que françois, anglois, flamands, hollandois, allemands etc. & d'autres curiosités. Lequel sera vendu publiquement à Copenhague le lunde 15 mars 1773. [...] Catalogus over sal. herr Gerhard Morell, forhen kongl. dansk kunst-kammer-forvalters smukke cabinet, indeholdende en meget anseelig samling af skilderier, kaaberstykker og tegninger illumineerte og uillumineerte, af de største mestere, saavel italienske, som franske, engelske, nederlandske, hollandske og tydske &c. og andre curiositeter. Hvilket offentligen skal sælges i Kiøbenhavn mandagen den 15de martii 1773 og følgende dage i sr. Sören Josephs gaard, paa hiørnet af Gotthersgade og Kongens Nye-Torv no. 171. Catalogi bekommes hos hr. Andreas Nörager høyste-rets advocat, boende paa Østergade i no. 15 og hos hr. procurator Peder Müller, boende lige over for vor Frue-Kirke no. 252. Köpenhamn, H. J. Graae, (1773). 8:o. (1 blank,4,1 blank),90 s. Grönt klotryggbd från 1800-talets mitt med en handskriven titeletikett "Morell" på främre pärm. Enstaka marginalanteckningar. Sista sidan lite solkig.. Bibliotheca danica I:1110. Med dubbla titelblad, ett på franska och ett på danska. Auktionskatalog över en fin kostsamling. Gerhard Morell (ca 1710-71) var konsthandlare och ansvarig för den danska kungliga konstkammaren. På Frederik V uppdrag organiserade och byggde han upp konstsamlingen på Christiansborg slott i Köpenhamn. Betydande delar av den äldre målerisamlingen på nuvarande Statens museum for kunst köptes in av honom. Hans egen konstsamling omfattade ca 900 poster med målningar, teckningar, miniatyrer, konstföremål och grafik. Bland nämnda konstnärer återfinns Rubens, van Dyck, Piranesi och Rembrandt

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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... ... drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, esq. By John Hawkesworth. In three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. Together with COOK, Captain. 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. Written by James Cook, commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's narrative of his proceedings in the Adventure during the separation of the ships. In two volumes. Illustrated with maps and charts, and a variety of portraits of perso

      First and Second Voyages W. Strachan and T. Cadell, London; Third Voyage G. Nichol, T. Cadell, London, 1773, 1777, 1784., 1773. 9 volumes, 8 quarto (270 x 211 mm) and one folio (550 x 393 mm). Bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full dark brown sprinkled calf (quarto volumes) and dark brown half calf over marbled boards (folio volume), raised bands to spines, red and green morocco labels, decorative tools to compartments, floral rolls to turn-ins in blind, all edges yellow, marbled endpapers, boards of quarto volumes with gilt single frames, gilt decorative cornerpieces, and blind rolls. With 145 engraved plates of which 50 folding, 59 engraved maps and charts of which 39 folding, and 36 tables of which 2 folding. Boards very gently bowed, occasional and minimal scuff marks to leather, light tanning to plates, occasional spotting to margins of text block, a few minor professional repairs to margins of plates. An Account of the Voyages: Short tear to top margin of title page and pp. 577-579 in vol. I; light dampstain along top margin of pp. 481-799 in vol. III. A Voyage towards the South Pole: Ownership inscriptions to front flyleaves, bookplate, blind stamp, and cancellation stamp of Lowell Library to verso of title page. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Light blue stains along top and fore edges of frontispieces of volumes I and III, ownership inscriptions to title pages of same volumes, small residue of label to verso of front flyleaf of vol. I. A thorough condition report of what is essentially an excellent set. A complete set of the first editions (with the first voyage being first issue) of the official accounts of James Cook's (1728-79) three Pacific voyages. The first voyage was planned by the Royal Society with the objective to observe 'the transit of Venus across the face of the sun, which would enable the distance between the earth and the sun to be calculated. The Royal Society's first choice to lead this expedition was Alexander Dalrymple, but the Admiralty, who were to provide the ship, insisted that it should be commanded by a naval officer, and so Cook was appointed instead' (ODNB). During this expedition, which lasted between 30 July 1768 and 12 June 1771, Cook carried out running surveys of the New Zealand coast and of the east coast of Australia, the latter resulted in his discovery of Botany Bay which 'was to have a significant effect on the history of that continent'. The success of this first voyage led to Cook being commissioned in 1772 for a second journey to further explore the vast Southern Ocean. As proposed by Cook, the expedition set out on 13 July 1772 to circumnavigate 'the globe from west to east in a high southern latitude' in the hope to locate a southern continent, as theorised by Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. While no such continent was discovered, Cook was first to cross the Antarctic circle on 17 January 1773. He returned to Plymouth on 29 July 1775. This second voyage brought further promotions to Cook, who was made post-captain, appointed fourth captain of Greenwich Hospital, as well as being elected member of the Royal Society in 1776. That same year, he volunteered to command a third voyage as 'an attempt should be made to find out a Northern Passage by Sea from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean' (BL, Egerton MS 2177B), as well as to chart the coastline of the North Pacific. Leaving Plymouth on 12 July 1776, the expedition sighted the western coat of North America on 7 March 1778; 'for the next six and a half months Cook carried out a running survey of some 4000 miles of its coast from Cape Blanco on the coast of Oregon to Icy Cape on the north coast of Alaska' (ODNB). However, unable to cross Bering Strait, Cook decided to winter on Hawaii, where he died on 14 February 1779 following a conflict with native Hawaiians. Command of the expedition passed initially to Captain Clarke until he succumbed to tuberculosis in late August 1779, at which point command passed to Captains Gore and King, who returned the ships to England on 4 October 1780. Cook's voyages contributed greatly to the geographical and ethnographic knowledge of the southern hemisphere: they 'disproved the existence of a great southern continent, completed the outlines of Australia and New Zealand, charted the Society Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and the Hawaiian Islands, and depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries in the fields of natural history and ethnology were considerable and the drawings made by the artists were of great significance'. They brought great fame to Cook, who was recognised during his lifetime for his contributions to exploration and science. Despite the ongoing conflict between Britain and America during his third voyage, Benjamin Franklin, who was the Colonial representative in Paris at the time, granted Cook's expedition safe passage from American and French warships and privateers. Franklin, who had previously met Cook in London, issued a general laissez-passer declaring that 'the increase of geographical knowledge facilitates the communication between distant nations in the exchange of useful products and manufactures and the extension of arts whereby the common enjoyments of human life are multiplied and augmented, and science of other kinds increased to the benefit of mankind in general' (Lyons, The Society for Useful Knowledge, p. 144). Cook discovered New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, the Isle of Pines, Sandwich Land and rediscovered and charted numerous other lands. He was the first to survey New Zealand where he spent six months. Also a pioneer as regards the health of his men, on his second voyage Cook lost only one man out of 118 in a voyage of more 1000 days; he had conquered scurvy. As a commander, an observer and a practical physician, his merits were equally great. He won the affection of those who served under him by sympathy, kindness and unselfish care of others as noteworthy as his gifts of intellect. Printing and the Mind of Man 223. National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Library, Volume One, 565, 577 and 587. Encyclop'dia Britannica, 11th Edition.

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         ARMINE And ELVIRA, A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts. [bound with] POEMS.

      Oxford: Printed for J. Murray / Printed for Joseph Johnson, 1771 / 1773. 38; 138 pp. "Poems": p. vi begins with 'Ovid', no errata. P. 2 misnumbered 4, "Poems" the first publication from this prominent late 18th / early 19th C lady author. General binding wear, with front joint starting [board held solidly by cords]. Pencil pos to ffep. A solid VG copy.

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         Lettre signée

      - LOUIS-PHILIPPE Ier (1773-1850), Roi des Français. Lettre signée (paraphe) adressée au Maréchal [SOULT]. St Cloud, mercredi matin 17 septembre 1834. 3 p. in-4. Louis-Philippe fait part de son avis sur un rapport relatif au Droit des Armées. Il amende ainsi l¿article 2 du texte de loi à l¿étude afin d¿éviter que le Ministre ne puisse plus proposer au Roi la suspension d¿un inculpé suite à la demande de son Chef de Corps. « Vous verrés (sic) que mon intention n¿a pas été d¿interdire aux généraux ou autres Chefs, s¿il y en a, de donner leur opinion, & bien loin de là, puisqu¿elle serait toujours exigée, mais j¿ai seulement voulu empêcher qu¿elle ne fut obligatoire pour le Roi & son Ministre auxquels la Loi attribue le droit de statuer sur la demande du Chef, soit en admettant, soit en rejettant (sic) sa proposition ». Il conclut en prenant des nouvelles de son correspondant : « J¿ai craint que le Conseil d¿hier ne vous ait bien fatigué. J¿espère cependant vous voir à celui de demain (¿) ».

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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. . drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, esq. By John Hawkesworth. In three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. Together with COOK, Captain. 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.

      First and Second Voyages W. Strachan and T. Cadell, London; Third Voyage G. Nichol, T. Cadell, London, 1773, 1777, 1784. - 9 volumes, 8 quarto (270 x 211 mm) and one folio (550 x 393 mm). Bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full dark brown sprinkled calf (quarto volumes) and dark brown half calf over marbled boards (folio volume), raised bands to spines, red and green morocco labels, decorative tools to compartments, floral rolls to turn-ins in blind, all edges yellow, marbled endpapers, boards of quarto volumes with gilt single frames, gilt decorative cornerpieces, and blind rolls. With 145 engraved plates of which 50 folding, 59 engraved maps and charts of which 39 folding, and 36 tables of which 2 folding. Boards very gently bowed, occasional and minimal scuff marks to leather, light tanning to plates, occasional spotting to margins of text block, a few minor professional repairs to margins of plates. An Account of the Voyages: Short tear to top margin of title page and pp. 577-579 in vol. I; light dampstain along top margin of pp. 481-799 in vol. III. A Voyage towards the South Pole: Ownership inscriptions to front flyleaves, bookplate, blind stamp, and cancellation stamp of Lowell Library to verso of title page. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Light blue stains along top and fore edges of frontispieces of volumes I and III, ownership inscriptions to title pages of same volumes, small residue of label to verso of front flyleaf of vol. I. A thorough condition report of what is essentially an excellent set. A complete set of the first editions (with the first voyage being first issue) of the official accounts of James Cook's (1728-79) three Pacific voyages. The first voyage was planned by the Royal Society with the objective to observe 'the transit of Venus across the face of the sun, which would enable the distance between the earth and the sun to be calculated. The Royal Society's first choice to lead this expedition was Alexander Dalrymple, but the Admiralty, who were to provide the ship, insisted that it should be commanded by a naval officer, and so Cook was appointed instead' (ODNB). During this expedition, which lasted between 30 July 1768 and 12 June 1771, Cook carried out running surveys of the New Zealand coast and of the east coast of Australia, the latter resulted in his discovery of Botany Bay which 'was to have a significant effect on the history of that continent'. The success of this first voyage led to Cook being commissioned in 1772 for a second journey to further explore the vast Southern Ocean. As proposed by Cook, the expedition set out on 13 July 1772 to circumnavigate 'the globe from west to east in a high southern latitude' in the hope to locate a southern continent, as theorised by Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. While no such continent was discovered, Cook was first to cross the Antarctic circle on 17 January 1773. He returned to Plymouth on 29 July 1775. This second voyage brought further promotions to Cook, who was made post-captain, appointed fourth captain of Greenwich Hospital, as well as being elected member of the Royal Society in 1776. That same year, he volunteered to command a third voyage as 'an attempt should be made to find out a Northern Passage by Sea from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean' (BL, Egerton MS 2177B), as well as to chart the coastline of the North Pacific. Leaving Plymouth on 12 July 1776, the expedition sighted the western coat of North America on 7 March 1778; 'for the next six and a half months Cook carried out a running survey of some 4000 miles of its coast from Cape Blanco on the coast of Oregon to Icy Cape on the north coast of Alaska' (ODNB). However, unable to cross Bering Strait, Cook decided to winter on Hawaii, where he died on 14 February 1779 following a conflict with native Hawaiians. Command of the expedition passed initially to Captain Clarke until he succumbed to tuberculosis in late August 1779, at which point command passed to Captains Gore and King, who returned the ships to England on 4 October 1780. Cook's voyages contributed greatly to the geographical and ethnograp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         TRATTATO DELLA STRUTTURA DEL CUORE Della sua azione. Delle sue infermità. Tradotto per la prima volta dal francese.

      Brescia, Per Giammaria Rizzardi, 1773. In-8 gr. (mm. 277x210), 4 voll., cartonato rustico coevo, pp. XLIII,(1),287; 368; 275; 340; ben illustrato da 17 tavv. ripieg. e f.t., inc. in rame da Domenico Cagnoni, per lo più con due o più figure. "Prima edizione italiana". Cfr. Biogr. Médicale,VII, p. 198: "Ouvrage capital de Jean-Baptiste Senac (1693-1770), celèbre médecin de la Faculté de Montpellier; première bonne monographie organique publiée en France et peut etre dans le reste de l'Europe" - Morton,2733: "Senac's valuable treatise added much to the knowledge of the anatomy and diseases of that organ; he mentioned the leucocytes, which he considered to belong to the chyle, and he described pericarditis. Senac was the first to use quinine for palpitation" - Sallander,8836 cita la II ediz. francese del 1783 - Eloy,VI,138. Solo nel 3° vol. alc. cc. con picc. fori di tarlo margin. e antico restauro per strappo, altrimenti fresco esempl. marginoso con barbe, ben conservato.

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         TRATTATO DELLA STRUTTURA DEL CUORE. Della sua azione. Delle sue infermità. Tradotto per la prima volta dal francese.

      Per Giammaria Rizzardi 1773 In - 8 gr. (mm. 277x210), 4 voll., cartonato rustico coevo, pp. XLIII,(1),287; 368; 275; 340; ben illustrato da 17 tavv. ripieg. e f.t., inc. in rame da Domenico Cagnoni, per lo più con due o più figure. "Prima edizione italiana". Cfr. Biogr. Médicale,VII, p. 198: "Ouvrage capital de Jean - Baptiste Senac (1693 - 1770), celèbre médecin de la Faculté de Montpellier; première bonne monographie organique publiée en France et peut etre dans le reste de l'Europe" - Morton,2733: "Senac's valuable treatise added much to the knowledge of the anatomy and diseases of that organ; he mentioned the leucocytes, which he considered to belong to the chyle, and he described pericarditis. Senac was the first to use quinine for palpitation" - Sallander,8836 cita la II ediz. francese del 1783 - Eloy,VI,138. Solo nel 3° vol. alc. cc. con picc. fori di tarlo margin. e antico restauro per strappo, altrimenti fresco esempl. marginoso con barbe, ben conservato.

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         Reizen en aanmerkingen, door en over Barbaryen en het Ooste. Uit het Engelsch vertaald door P. Bodaert, met aanteekeningen van den vertaler, S. Rau, M. Tydeman en C. Saxe. (Dutch translation of Travels or observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant (Oxford 1738)).

      Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven, 1773. - 2 vols. 4to. (VIII)+XXXVI(=LIV)+365+(1);(VIII)+224+144+(32) pp. With 2 identical engr. title-vignettes, 16 maps & plans (incl. 9 fold.), 24 engr. plts. (incl. 5 fold.) by C.J. de Huyser, J .van Schley, Th. Koning & S .Fokke, 5 engr. head-pieces & initials, figures in text. Index, list of subscribers (c. 700 names). Contemp. blind stamped vellum. Good. (Bindings sl. stained/browned, rear joint of 1st vol. splitting, old labels on spines; bookplate on paste-downs, old lib.stamp on half titles; light foxing/staining to 2 maps & 1 plt., 2 tears in fold. maps closed, last 110 pages of 1st vol. more or less waterstained/browned, incl. 3 plates). * 1st ed. in Dutch translation. Nissen ZBI 3841. Thiele 1001: "The Dutch edition is however much improved and enlarged, the text as well as the maps". [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Catalogue du beau cabinet de feu monsieur Gerhard Morell, de son vivant gardien du cabinet de rarétés de sa majèsté le roi de Dannemark & de Norvegue etc. contenant une collection très-considerable de tableaux, d'estampes & de desseins coloriés & non-colloriés, des plus grands maîtres, tant italiens que françois, anglois, flamands, hollandois, allemands etc. & d'autres curiosités. Lequel sera vendu publiquement à Copenhague le lunde 15 mars 1773. [.] Catalogus over sal. herr Gerhard Morell, forhen kongl. dansk kunst-kammer-forvalters smukke cabinet, indeholdende en meget anseelig samling af skilderier, kaaberstykker og tegninger illumineerte og uillumineerte, af de største mestere, saavel italienske, som franske, engelske, nederlandske, hol

      1773 - Copenhagen, H. J. Graae, (1773). 8:o. (6),90 pp. Cloth-backed marbled boards with MS label "Morell" on front cover. Occasional marginal notes. Final page soiled. Bibliotheca danica I:1110. An auction catalogue of the spectacular art collection that once belonged to the great Danish art dealer and director of the royal art chamber, Gerhard Morell (c. 1710-71), who by order of Frederick V of Denmark founded an art gallery at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. Some 900 lots - paintings, drawings, miniatures, ivory and amber pieces, a large number of engravings etc. - are listed. Among the artists named are Rubens, van Dyck, Piranesi and Rembrandt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 Carteret, Captain Wallis, and Captain Cook - VOLUME 2

      W. Strahan, and T. Cadell in the Strand, London 1773 - Quarto with marbled boards, Rebound, Spine rebound in expertly tooled calfskin, hinges reinforced, Volume 2 1773, first edition, previous owner's signaures from 1825 and 1839 Timothy W. Fiske, U. S. Navy, water damage to back pages, all maps and engravings present in very good condition, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La loterie insidieuse, ou tableau général de tous les points, tant à perte qu'à profit, qu'on peut faire avec sept dés

      Joseph Bléry, Avignon 1773 - In-12. Collation : VIII, 72, (4) pp. Basane brune, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ First edition. The subject of this rare booklet is a game played with seven dices. The author deals with probabilities of gambling. The only copy in OCLC is in Bibliotheque Nationale de France. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Première édition. Ce charmant et rare opuscule s'intéresse aux probabilités des jeux de hasard. "Il est peu des personnes qui ne connaissent de vue ou par expériences une sorte de Loterie ambulante, où l'on joue avec sept dès & dont les auteurs roulent de foire en foire pour s'enchérir aux dépens de la crédulité." Soumille étudie longuement les probabilités de gain de cette "loterie ambulante" et se livre à des "Réflexions sur les probabilités en fait de jeux de hazard". Il propose de nouvelles règles, afin que les espérances de gains des joueurs soient plus équitables. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Alphabetisches Verzeichnis aller in dem Churfürstenthum Sachsen u.in denn .Chur-fürstlichen Aemter, Städte, Schlösser, Dörfer und Forstwege desgleichen Land, Vasallen, Städte, Rittergüter, Flecken, Dörfer, Güther, Hammerwerke, Forwerge, wüsten Marken mit

      Dresden. Walterische Hofbuchhandlung., deutlicher Bemerkung der Lage und Qualität eines jeden Ortes und sonst mit nützlichen Anmerkungen versehen. 1773 - 2° 259 S.+ 8 S. Nachtrag.Text in 6 Spalten ( Ort, Provinz, Amt, Qualität, Anmerkung, Leerspalte wohl für Eintragungen), 2 x Buchschmuck, ( sonst keine Abb.). Sehr dekorativer qualitätvoller Hldr. ( roter Halbleder Band, Lederecken ) Rücken mit goldener Schrift auf Rücken, etwas heller. Dekorative Buntpapier Deckel. Innen keine Flecken, sehr sauber bemerkenswerter guter Zustand. 14 Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Traité Singulier du Blason, contenant les Règles des Armoiries. Des Armes de France et de leur Blason, ce qu'elles représentent, et le sentiment des Auteurs qui en ont écrit.

      A Paris, chez Sébastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1773. - in-12. Titre gravé. 6ff. 202pp. 1f. Plein veau brun, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque restaurée, traces de chiffre doré sur les plats). Edition Originale. Gilles André de La Roque, seigneur de La Loutière (1598-1687), fut l'un des généalogistes les plus érudits de son époque. Il était originaire de Cormelles-le-Royal, près de Caen (Normandie). Mouillures claires. Exemplaire bien complet du joli titre gravé allégorique qui manque parfois. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dell'epidemica mortalità de' gelsi e della cura, e coltivazione loro. Trattato.

      Presso Righetti Bartolomeo, Salò 1773 - In-4 (270 x 200mm.), pp. CXCI, (1 bianca). Legatura in mezza pergamena coeva, titolo in oro su tassello in marocchino porpora al dorso. Frontespizio in rosso e nero, illustrazione calcografica al frontespizio, altra calcografia araldica a c. 3. Capilettera incisi. Ottimo esemplare. Seconda elegantissima edizione salodiana di questo importante trattato, premiato con la medaglia d'oro dal governo veneto per avere espresso efficaci misure di prevenzione e cura di una grave malattia dei gelsi che funestò le piantagioni venete già intorno al 1757. Uno dei più importanti manuali di coltivazione dei gelseti. Bibliogr.: Niccoli, p. 122. Lastri, pp. 3-4. Taccolini, 308. Re, 1802: «descrive assai bene questa malattia, ne va esaminando le cagioni, indi si diffonde a ragionare con molta intelligenza della coltivazione migliore di questi alberi». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Giornata villereccia poemetto in tre canti

      - In 8vo (cm 21); cartone marmorizzato coevo o di poco posteriore (piccole lacune al dorso); pp. (8), 62, (2 bianche). Frontespizio inciso in rame e 3 vignette calcografiche nel testo. Lievi aloni chiari sul margine esterno, un po' sciolto, ma complessivamente esemplare più che buono.PRIMA EDIZIONE, dedicata al conte Girolamo Silvio Martinengo, di questo poemetto in ottave, «nel quale l'autore racconta con ''una cert'aria di lepido non plebeo, misto, e, dirò così, travestito di una nobile serietà '' un'allegra scampagnata dei convittori del collegio di S. Francesco Saverio» (D.B.I., XI, p. 728). Il Bondi, nato vicino Parma, entrò a diciotto anni nella Compagnia di Gesù, studiando prima a Modena, poi a Bologna presso il collegio di S. Francesco Saverio. Quando nel 1773 la Compagnia fu soppressa, egli trovò rifugio a Mantova, dove ricevette l'incarico di bibliotecario presso la famiglia Zanardo, grazie alla quale ebbe modo di conoscere altre ex gesuiti come Andres e Bettinelli. Entrato nelle simpatie dell'arciduca Ferdinando a Milano, Bondi lo seguì in Austria quando questi nel 1796 riparò a Brunn. In qualità  di bibliotecario e di ultimo poeta cesareo, restò a Vienna fino alla morte. Brooks, n. 38. ICCU, ITICCUTO0E39816. G. Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime, Milano, 1848, I, p. 456. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Praelectiones in duodecim libros Codicis Justiniani Imp.

      Venetiis , EXCUDEBAT PETRUS VALVASENSIS, 1773 - quib. leges omnes, et authenticae perpetua ferie explicantur, mores hodierni inferuntur, e quid fit juris antiqui, novi, e 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 e 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Neues systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet. Zweyter Band.

      Nürnberg, Raspe, 1773. - circa 30,6 x 25 cm. 5 Bll., XVI, 362 SS., mit gestochener Kopfvignette, 9 Textkupfern und 33 (statt 34) kolorierten Kupfertafeln Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung Nissen 2722; ADBXX, 509. Einzelband aus dem bedeutenden Werk, das in zusammen 12 Teilen erschien. Nach Martinis Tod wurde das Werk ab Band IV von J. H. Chemnitz fortgesetzt und erst 34 Jahre später bearbeiteten G. H. Schubert und J. A. Wagner den zwölften Band. Die hervorragenden Tafeln von A. F. Happe, Kruger u. a. wurden von C. B. Glassbach, J. S. Leitner, J. Nussbiegel u. a. gestochen. "Das Werk enthält zahlreiche sehr gute Abbildungen und für die damalige Zeit zum Theil mustergültige Beschreibungen. Es wurde später die Hauptquelle fur Gmelin und seine Linne-Ausgabe und für Lamarck" (ADB). - Es fehlt die Tafel 45, sonst 33 kolorierte Tafeln vorhanden, eine mit Randriss (nicht ins Bild), Titel gestempelt (Duplum), sonst nur gering gebräunt, Tafeln sauber. Einband berieben, am Rücken oben mit Restaurierung, insgesamt dekorativ. - This is volume 2 of the series that appeared over a period of more than 50 years in altogether 12 parts. With 33 (of 34) coloured plates in beautiful colour, lacking plate 45. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Drei schlafende Putten.

      - Rote Kreide, mit 3facher roter Kreidelinie umrandet, auf Bütten mit Fragment des Wasserzeichens: großes Lilienwappen, links unten monogrammiert und datiert „J.L.E.M. 1773". 22,5:18,2 cm. Bei der Vorlage zu dieser reizvollen Zeichnung könnte es sich um eine Arbeit von Francois Boucher handeln. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Morgenstern; Frankfurter Privatbesitz. Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern war Schüler seines Vaters, des Porträtmalers Johann Christian Morgenstern (1697-1767). 1766-1768 studierte er an der Akademie in Salzdahlum unter Ludwig Wilhelm Busch (1703-1772), dem Inspektor der dortigen Gemäldegalerie. In dieser Zeit betätigte sich Morgenstern als Pferde- und Schlachtenmaler in der Art des Georg Philipp Rugendas (1701-1774). Es folgte 1768 ein kurzer Aufenthalt in Hamburg als Restaurator bei einem Gemäldehändler. Er fertigte sich Kopien sämtlicher von ihm restaurierten Gemälde fremder Meister an, wodurch er sich einen reichen Motivschatz sicherte. 1769 arbeitete er in Frankfurt bei Christian Georg Schütz d.Ä. (1718-1791), dessen Landschaftsbilder Morgenstern mit Figuren staffierte. Auf Einladung der Witwe des des Hessen-Darmstädtischen Hofmalers Johann Conrad Seekatz (1719-1768) kam Morgenstern im Mai 1770 in die Residenzstadt, wo er bis Ende Juli 1772 lebte um im Atelier Seekatz‘ dessen Gemälde kopierte. Seitdem blieb er in Frankfurt ansässig. Danach wechselte er in den Großbetrieb des Malers, Kupferstechers und Kunsthändlers Johann Andreas Benjamin Nothnagel (1729-1804). Morgenstern beschäftigte sich hauptsächlich als Architekturmaler, wobei er sich die Niederländer des 17. Jahrhunderts zum Vorbild nahm, und gehörte zu den Frankfurter Künstlern, die in der Gemäldesammlung von Goethes Vater vertreten waren. Goethe und seine Schwester Cornelia erhielten bei ihm Zeichenunterricht. Goethe erwähnt Morgenstern im Achten Buch von „Dichtung und Wahrheit".

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         Etat Actuel de l'Art et de la Science Militaire a la Chine: Tire des Livres Militaires des Chinois Avec Diverses Observations sur l'etendue & les bornes de connoissances militaires chez les Europeens

      London & Paris: Didot. Very Good. 1773. Nine engraved plates on seven heavy-stock folding sheets. Front fly reattached. Cordier 1555. Bound in nineteenth century mulberry cloth.; Octodecimo (4 x 6.5 inches); 288 pages .

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         Histoire de Russie

      (ca. 1773), (France) - Manuscript-book. In contemporary blue card boards. Title vignette on spine. 240, (6) p. Probably unpublished work on Russia. Contains two parts. First (until p. 143) is dealing with the history of Russia divided into six periods from 862 the traditional beginning of Russian history until the days of the author. The last chapter ("Flourishing Russia") is about the period between 1725 (the death of Peter the Great) and the mid 1770s (the First Partition of Poland, 1772). The author mentions the Nestor's Chronicle and his contemporary 8-volume work, Gerhard Friedrich Müller's "Sammlung russischer Geschichte" as his sources. The second part (pp. 145-240) has the title "Partie Politique de la Russie" and deals with Russia's politics, diplomacy and its military forces. On the last pages the author presents his sources: John Perry's "Etat présent de la Grande Russie ou Moscovie" (Paris, 1717; the author erroneously indicates Amsterdam, 1719, which could be the work "Histoire de Moscovie [?]" by Perry); Francesco Algarotti's "Lettres du comte Algarotti sur la Russie" (Neuchâtel, 1770); Christoph Hermann von Manstein's "Memoires historiques, politiques et militaires sur la Russie" (Leipzig, 1771); Johann Joseph Haigold's (August Ludwig von Schlözer) "Neuverändertes Rußland [?]" (Riga, 1769); Christoph von Schmidt-Phiseldek's "Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Staatsverfassung von Russland" (Riga, 1772). We could not trace the author of the book or find the printed version of the text. Binding chipped at extremities. Inside in fine condition. In contemporary blue card boards. Title vignette on spine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Complete set of the three voyages and two related works

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell [and others],, 1773-1785. 11 volumes, quarto (286 × 226 mm). Uniformly bound in contemporary tree calf neatly rebacked in sheepskin, gilt lettered spines, gilt Greek-key border on sides. green linen inner hinges. All charts, plates and portraits as called-for in all volumes. From the library of the American politician William Freeman Vilas (1840-1908), successively Postmaster General and Secretary of the Interior, with his armorial bookplate in each volume. Hole through the Straits of Magellan map in volume I skilfully repaired, some general browning, scattered foxing and spotting, otherwise a good complete set First edition of the second voyage, second and best edition of the first voyage and second edition of the third voyage. The separate atlas to the third voyage is not present but its charts and plates have been bound into the text volumes and are all present. HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. 3 volumes, quarto. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. "Second and best edition, generally preferred to the first as it is complete with the chart of the Straits of Magellan and the List of Plates (missing in many copies of the first edition and contains some extra material in the form of a new preface in which Hawkesworth replies to the charges of poor editing made against him by Dalrymple" (Hordern House, Parks Cook Collection). COOK, James. 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. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell. 1777. 2 volumes, quarto. COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. London: G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. 3 volumes, quarto. In addition, bound uniformly with the Cook set are first editions of two important works related directly to these voyages: FORSTER, George. A Voyage Round the World in his Britannic Majesty's Sloop, Resolution, Commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4 and 5. London: B. White, J. Robson, P. Elmsly, G. Robinson, 1777. 2 volumes, quarto. "This account was published some months before Cook's account of his second voyage" (Beddie) and is "an important and necessary addition to Cook's voyages" (Hill). FORSTER, John Reinold. Observations made during a Voyage Round the World. London: G. Robinson, 1778. Quarto. "The first botanical work to be published from Captain Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific (1772-1775) and it is important to the history and science of botany, as it contains large numbers of new generic and specific names relating to the plants of Australasia and Polynesia... it has been said to be the foundation of our knowledge of New Zealand, Antarctic, and Polynesian vegetation" (Hill). "Captain Cook's three great voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors together had done. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill 358).

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         Duetti, Terzetti, Quintetti, Sesetti, ed Alcuni Chori Delle Opere. Volume I[-IV]. [Full score]

      Giorgio Giacomo Decker e Gottlieb Leberecht Hartung 1773 (Vols I and II), 1774 (Vols III and IV), Berlino e Kœnigsberga - First Edition. OCLC 68262498. Hoboken 16, 105 (Vol. I only; see also plate 21). RISM G3570. All three versions of the preface to Vol. I are dated "Berlin, at the time of the Easter fair" (in the respective language). The title pages differ only in the year. The address of Lemoine ainé given on the various labels, Rue Dauphine no. 32, was valid from 1822 to 1831. Devriès-Lesure II, 276.Edited by the noted composer, musician and theorist Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721-83). "Graun's high reputation among his contemporaries as an opera and instrumental composer was eclipsed from the 1750s by the public success of his two late sacred works. His operatic style, which followed the Italian tradition of the 1720s and 30s, was overshadowed by that of Jommelli, Piccinni, J.C. Bach and other composers of opera seria, and reform of the Berlin tragedia per musica was almost overtaken by experiments taking place in Parma, Vienna and Mannheim."Graun's operatic music remains largely unexplored, particularly its stylistic relationship to that of Hasse. J.A. Scheibe (Der critische Musikus, Leipzig, 1738–40/R, pp.766–7) was of the opinion that Graun's Rodelinda and Cleopatra e Cesare, together with Hasse's La clemenza di Tito (all performed in Berlin between 1741 and 1743) represented a peak of musical achievement in Germany. Scheibe and others noted not only the technical quality of Graun's music but also its expressiveness, in particular its use of appropriate affects. " Christoph Henzel in Grove onlineThe publishers Giorgio Giacomo Decker and Gottlieb Leberecht Hartung were not known as music publishers. RISM records only eight examples of musical imprints issued by Hartung of which three were published by Decker and Hartung together. One of these, Carl David Stegmann's Der Kaufmann von Smirna Eine komische Operette in einem Aufzuge, Berlin, 1773 (RISM S4749), was published in association with Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf & Sohn. This association possibly explains the similarity between the printing and appearance of the present volumes to Breitkopf's imprints of the period. Decker and Hartung also issued Kirnberg's Die wahren Grundsätze zum Gebrauch der Harmonie in 1773. The present, rather impressive, publication was a very significant undertaking and it is curious that, if Breitkopf were, indeed, closely associated with it, that the firm's name does not appear anywhere within the publication.The only significant 18th century publication of Graun's operatic music. A monumental collection. The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music of the 20th century. Four volumes bound in three (volumes III and IV bound together). Tall folio. Early green half vellum with dark blue paper boards with uniform large printed labels to upper: "Abonnement de Lecture de Musique" with terms of subscription, smaller circular blank label to upper left corner of uppers. Typeset. With text underlay in Italian and text in Italian, German and French at the conclusion of each piece. Occasional decorative woodcut tailpieces. Decorative labels of Lemoine ainé to upper left corner of front pastedowns. Most pieces with contemporary manuscript attribution to Graun at upper left corner of first page of music with the exception of the "Duetto dell' opera Lucio Papirio" (pp. 42-49) and the "Duetto dell' opera Demofoonte" (pp. 57-69), ascribed to Caldara, although Graun did, in fact, write operas with these titles; and the "Duetto dell' opera Catone in Utica" (pp. 21-29), ascribed to Leo, although Graun wrote an opera with this title as well. The only work not in Graun's Grove works list is Alessandro nelle Indie, from which there is a "Duetto" (pp. 30-41); there is also a "Duetto della Pastorale" (pp. 82-90) with an illegible pencilled attribution. The first two pieces in the volume carry no attribution but are from works with titles of those written by Graun. Cont [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Kangaroo in New Zealand in The London Magazine or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer Vol. XLII for the Year 1773

      London:: Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose,. 1773.. First printing. Hardcover. Very good condition. The complete year 1773, with a plate of New Zealand (p368) which includes a kangaroo ; the plate is titled 'Hippa, or Place of Retreat on an Arch'd Rock in New Zealand, with a War Canoe: & a Non Descript Animal of New Holland'. The kangaroo, after George Stubbs, appears at the extreme left, his head turned to the right in the direction of the war canoe. An additional plate (p320) showing Australian Aborigines, titled "Two Natives of New Holland Advancing to Combat" an image after Parkinson. The engraving is based on the drawing by Sydney Parkinson done in 1770 and published posthumously and is regarded as the earliest known portrayal of the aborigine by a European. The right side of this plate with another illustration titled 'New Zealand Warrior in his proper dress & armour'. Includes an account of the transportation to the American colonies of one Sarah Wilson, maid of honor to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. Wilson stole jewels and other items from the Queen; she was tried, convicted and sentenced to die, a sentence which was changed to transportation to the colonies. She arrived in Maryland in 1771 and was sold off. But Wilson escaped, and using some of the items she had stolen, traveled the colonies posing as a British aristocrat. She used a number of aliases including Princess Susannah Carolina Matilda (sister to the Queen). (p311). The Providence, Rhode Island Gazette & Country Journal (Jan. 1774), said of Wilson that [she] ?"is the most surprising genius of the female sex that was ever obliged to visit America.?" 8vo, 657pp, Index [15]. Three quarter black calf and marbled boards. A bit rubbed at corners and spine. Frontispiece damaged, with loss of the top outer quarter, otherwise very good. Not recorded in Trove.

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         Duetti, Terzetti, Quintetti, Sesetti, ed Alcuni Chori Delle Opere. Volume I[-IV]. [Full score]

      Berlino e Kœnigsberga: Giorgio Giacomo Decker e Gottlieb Leberecht Hartung. 1773 (Vols. I and II), 1774 (Vols. III and IV). Four volumes bound in three (volumes III and IV bound together). Tall folio. Early green half vellum with dark blue paper boards with uniform large printed labels to upper: "Abonnement de Lecture de Musique" with terms of subscription, smaller circular blank label to upper left corner of uppers. Typeset. With text underlay in Italian and text in Italian, German and French at the conclusion of each piece. Occasional decorative woodcut tailpieces. Decorative labels of Lemoine ainé to upper left corner of front pastedowns. Most pieces with contemporary manuscript attribution to Graun at upper left corner of first page of music with the exception of the "Duetto dell' opera Lucio Papirio" (pp. 42-49) and the "Duetto dell' opera Demofoonte" (pp. 57-69), ascribed to Caldara, although Graun did, in fact, write operas with these titles; and the "Duetto dell' opera Catone in Utica" (pp. 21-29), ascribed to Leo, although Graun wrote an opera with this title as well. The only work not in Graun's Grove works list is Alessandro nelle Indie, from which there is a "Duetto" (pp. 30-41); there is also a "Duetto della Pastorale" (pp. 82-90) with an illegible pencilled attribution. The first two pieces in the volume carry no attribution but are from works with titles of those written by Graun. Contains a total of 33 duets, 9 trios, 2 sextets and 9 choruses from 27 operas. Vol. I [duets]: 1f. (title), [iv] (preface in Italian), [ii] (preface in French), [ii] (preface in German), 183, [i] (blank) pp. Contains excepts from the following operas (listed in the order in which they appear in the volume): Rodelinda Cleopatra e Cesare Artaserse Catone in Utica Alessandro nelle Indie Lucio Papirio Adriano Demofoonte Le Feste Galanti Duetto della Pastorale Cinna L'Europa Galante Ifigenia Angelica e Medoro Coriolano Vol. II [duets]: 1f. (title), [viii] (biography of Graun in Italian, [vi] (biography in French), [vi] (biography in German), pp. 185-368. Contains excerpts from the following operas: Fetonte Armida Britannico Orfeo Il Giudizio di Paride Mitridate Silla Semiramide Montezuma Ezio Vol. III [duets, trios, sextets]: 1f. (title), [x] (synopses of Graun's operas in Italian), [vi] (synopses in French), [vi] (synopses in German), 369-92 (duets), 293-531 (trios), 532-556 (sextets) pp. Contains excerpts from the following operas: I Fratelli Nemici Merope Cinna Ifigenia Angelica e Medoro Mitridate Armida Orfeo Giudicio di Paride Silla Semiramide Cleopatra e Cesare Artaserse Vol. IV [choruses]: 1f. (title), 91, [i] (errata list for all four volumes) pp. Early manuscript annotation to lower right corner of p. 73. Contains excerpts from the following operas: Cleopatra Artaserse Cinna Ifigenia Catone Europa Galante Britannico Silla Coriolano From the collection of André Meyer, Paris. Bindings somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; some cockling; label to upper board of Vol. II mostly lacking; spine labels defective. Light uniform browning, heavier to some leaves; occasional foxing and staining; dampstaining with light purple cast to final leaves of Vol. I; some mispagination (Vol. II: p. 255 mispaginated "552"; pp. 285-88 mispaginated "283-86"; p. 353 mispaginated "335"; Vol. III: p. 544 mispaginated "339"); manuscript annotation to Vol. IV trimmed; other minor defects. Quite a good copy overall. . First Edition. OCLC 68262498. Hoboken 16, 105 (Vol. I only; see also plate 21). RISM G3570. All three versions of the preface to Vol. I are dated "Berlin, at the time of the Easter fair" (in the respective language). The title pages differ only in the year. The address of Lemoine ainé given on the various labels, Rue Dauphine no. 32, was valid from 1822 to 1831. Devriès-Lesure II, 276. Edited by the noted composer, musician and theorist Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721-83). "Graun's high reputation among his contemporaries as an opera and instrumental composer was eclipsed from the 1750s by the public success of his two late sacred works. His operatic style, which followed the Italian tradition of the 1720s and 30s, was overshadowed by that of Jommelli, Piccinni, J.C. Bach and other composers of opera seria, and reform of the Berlin tragedia per musica was almost overtaken by experiments taking place in Parma, Vienna and Mannheim..." "Graun's operatic music remains largely unexplored, particularly its stylistic relationship to that of Hasse. J.A. Scheibe (Der critische Musikus, Leipzig, 1738?-40/R, pp.766?-7) was of the opinion that Graun's Rodelinda and Cleopatra e Cesare, together with Hasse's La clemenza di Tito (all performed in Berlin between 1741 and 1743) represented a peak of musical achievement in Germany. Scheibe and others noted not only the technical quality of Graun's music but also its expressiveness, in particular its use of appropriate affects. " Christoph Henzel in Grove online The publishers Giorgio Giacomo Decker and Gottlieb Leberecht Hartung were not known as music publishers. RISM records only eight examples of musical imprints issued by Hartung of which three were published by Decker and Hartung together. One of these, Carl David Stegmann's Der Kaufmann von Smirna Eine komische Operette in einem Aufzuge, Berlin, 1773 (RISM S4749), was published in association with Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf & Sohn. This association possibly explains the similarity between the printing and appearance of the present volumes to Breitkopf's imprints of the period. Decker and Hartung also issued Kirnberg's Die wahren Grundsätze zum Gebrauch der Harmonie in 1773. The present, rather impressive, publication was a very significant undertaking and it is curious that, if Breitkopf were, indeed, closely associated with it, that the firm's name does not appear anywhere within the publication. The only significant 18th century publication of Graun's operatic music. A monumental collection. The Meyer collection, formed over a period of some 75 years, was one of the most important collections of printed music, musical autographs, and books on music of the 20th century.

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         Commentaries

      Oxford - Clarendon Press 1773 - A four volume collection containing a course of lectures that areregarded as the best history of English law. A good early set in a very nice original binding. Priced to allow for a repair to volume 2 where the front hinge has failed but will make an excellent early set of this important work. The volumes cover the nature and extent of the laws of England, the rights of things, private wrongs, public courts,public wrongs and the nature of crime. The Commentaries were long regarded as the leading work on the development of English law and played a role in the development of the American legal system. They were in fact the first methodical treatise on the common law suitable for a lay readership since at least the Middle Ages. William Blackstone was a English jurist, judge and Tory politician who worked as solicitor general to Her Majesty and was considered to be the core element of the BritishEnlightenment. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, soundthough a trifle rubbed with somemarks to boards and bumping to corners. Front board of volume two is detached, joints of other volumes are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound with page bright and clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Kangaroo in New Zealand in The London Magazine or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer Vol. XLII for the Year 1773.

      Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose,, London: 1773 - The complete year 1773, with a plate of New Zealand (p368) which includes a kangaroo ; the plate is titled 'Hippa, or Place of Retreat on an Arch'd Rock in New Zealand, with a War Canoe: & a Non Descript Animal of New Holland'. The kangaroo, after George Stubbs, appears at the extreme left, his head turned to the right in the direction of the war canoe. An additional plate (p320) showing Australian Aborigines, titled "Two Natives of New Holland Advancing to Combat" an image after Parkinson. The engraving is based on the drawing by Sydney Parkinson done in 1770 and published posthumously and is regarded as the earliest known portrayal of the aborigine by a European. The right side of this plate with another illustration titled 'New Zealand Warrior in his proper dress & armour'. Includes an account of the transportation to the American colonies of one Sarah Wilson, maid of honor to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. Wilson stole jewels and other items from the Queen; she was tried, convicted and sentenced to die, a sentence which was changed to transportation to the colonies. She arrived in Maryland in 1771 and was sold off. But Wilson escaped, and using some of the items she had stolen, traveled the colonies posing as a British aristocrat. She used a number of aliases including Princess Susannah Carolina Matilda (sister to the Queen). (p311). The Providence, Rhode Island Gazette & Country Journal (Jan. 1774), said of Wilson that [she] "is the most surprising genius of the female sex that was ever obliged to visit America." 8vo, 657pp, Index [15]. Three quarter black calf and marbled boards. A bit rubbed at corners and spine. Frontispiece damaged, with loss of the top outer quarter, otherwise very good. Not recorded in Trove. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Anweisung wie man eine Baumschule von Obstbäumen im Großen anlegen und gehörig unterhalten solle. Nebst einer Vorrede vom Nutzen der großen Baumschule und Bepflanzung der Heerstraßen mit Obstbäumen.

      Johann Christian Hendel,, Halle, 1773 - Halle, Johann Christian Hendel, 1773. 20,5 cm. Gest. Frontispiz, Tbl., 202 S., 1 Bl. Mit 3 gef. Kupfertafeln und einem Kupfer und einigen Vignetten im Text. Neuer Pappband (Hardcover) im Stil der Zeit. Gut. Seiten teils etwas angefleckt. Frontispiz mit geglätteten Knicken. Bezeichnung des Autors auf Titel von alter Hand. Zweite, mit einer neuen und vollständigen Beschreibung der vornehmsten Obstsorten, wie auch mit einigen Kupfern vermehrte Auflage. Der Verfasser war Pastor in den Orten Hamersleben und Gunsleben im Fürstentum Halberstadt. Das Frontispiz von J.D. Philipp, geb. Sysang zeigt eine Gärtnerin und einen Gärtner beim Veredeln vor Baumschulpflanzungen. Das Buch konzentriert sich auf das Baumschulwesen als solches, die Techniken der Veredelung und Anzucht werden vorausgesetzt. Besonders interessant die Kalkulationen zur Wirtschaftlichkeit, heute würde man hierzu Businesspläne sagen. AdB 24,2,560; Dochnahl 69, Enslin/Engelmann 126. Sprache: deu Gut. Seiten teils etwas angefleckt. Frontispiz mit geglätteten Knicken. Bezeichnung des Autors auf Titel von alter Hand. Neuer Pappband (Hardcover) im Stil der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Lo spirito delle leggi del signore di Montesquieu. Tomo primo [ - quarto].

      si vende appresso i principali libraj d'Italia [Graziosi] 1773 4 volumi in - 12° (cm. 16), gradevolissime legature in m. pelle maculata (lievissime abrasioni) con titolo e filetti in oro ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati, tagli gialli; carte in buono stato, ogni frontespizio con vignetta xilografica differente (antica integrazione al margine superiore del primo senza alcun fastidio). Prima traduzione italiana completa del capolavoro Esprit des lois, nonché «versione capostipite di tutte le ottocentesche» [S. Rotta. Montesquieu nel Settecento italiano, in Scritti scelti di Salvatore Rotta, Eliohs 2003]. Pur essendo il traduttore ancora non identificato (forse Ottaviano Guasco?) «il volgarizzamento è fatto da mano maestra» [Gazzetta letteraria, Milano, Galeazzi, 1773, p. 219] e «il traduttore è soggetto molto opportuno a simili imprese» [L'Europa Letteraria t. I, p. II, febbraio 1773]. Questa traduzione, che seguiva la sola incompiuta di Mecatti del 1750 [cfr. Einaudi 3996], fu rimaneggiata dal Terres e da lui arricchita dei commenti del Genovesi (1777), tanto da essere poi riprodotta con mere varianti ortografiche e di punteggiatura nelle edizioni milanesi del 1819 e 1838, in quella napoletana del 1819 e in quella veneta del 1821. Cfr. E. De Mas. Montesquieu, Genovesi e le edizioni italiane dello Spirito delle leggi, Firenze 1971, pp. 15 - 17, 50. Rara edizione. Esemplare molto buono.

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         Fables Nouvelles dédiés a Lafontaine

      DELALAIN, Paris, rue de la Comédie Françoise 1773 - Dédiés a Lafontaine. Complete: Pages in Very Good Condition, Binding Rejointed; Original covers and spine. Inner hinge repaired (see photo, please). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Systême Social Ou principes naturels de la morale et de la politique Avec un examen de l'influence du gouvernement sur les moeurs Tome premier [- second, troisième]

      'Londres', [i.e. Amsterdam, M.M. Rey], 1773. 3 vols., 8vo., viii + 218 + (2) and (4) + 174 + (2) and (4) + 166 + (2)pp., including the half-titles, faint old ink stamp of a French institute on lower margin of title pages, uniformly bound in handsome French calf, the spines ornately and beautifully gilt with double morocco labels gilt, all edges red, marbled endpapers. A fine, crisp, set in a choice 18th century French binding. First editions. Vercruysse 1773-A4. Kress S.4739. Goldsmiths 10952. Einaudi 2911. Higgs 5873. Not in Mattioli. Holbach was the foremost exponent of atheistic materialism and the most intransigent polemicist against religion in the Enlightenment. Systême Social> may be viewed as a modified extension of Holbach's Systême de la nature>. In the Systême Social,> he focused his attention on national problems, exploring his ethical and political views in an attempt to develop a system of morality in place of the one he had so fiercely attacked. 'He rejected revolution as a solution to political problems, [declaring] that revolution is worse than the disease which it is supposed to cure' [Copleston, A History of Philosophy> IV, p.50].

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         A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening . to which is added, An Heroic Epistle, in answer to Sir William Chambers .

      W. Wilson, Dublin 1773 - (7 3/4 x 5 inches). 77pp. Uncut. Contemporary marbled paper wrappers, manuscript label on vellum on spine. Provenance: Thomas Forster (early signature on title) An important work in the historiography of 18th century English landscape architecture. Sir William Chambers was for some time a champion in the cause of Chinoiserie, and between 1757 and 1762 was engaged in perhaps the most important project in his early career - the redesigning of Kew Gardens. Here he was able for the first time to put into practice many of his theoretical interpretations of Chinese style. "It was largely to counter the trend toward gardens with a natural and completely unplanned appearance [as advocated principally by Capability Brown] that Chambers published A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening, an expanded statement of his earlier ideas on the Chinese garden as artistically enhanced natural space to evoke emotion . No sooner had Chambers issued a Dissertation than a chorus of opposition was voiced" (China on Paper). "Chambers's esposal of the Chinese style of gardening constituted an attack on the new natural school of English gardening promoted by Capability Brown. This in turn provoked a counter-attack by Mason and Walpole in the form of the satiric Heroic epistle first published in 1773" (Johnston). The present example is the third edition of Chambers' Dissertation (issued with the stated eleventh edition of Mason's lampoon titled Heroic Epistle). Editions of the Dissertation were issued in both English and French, with the latter achieiving greater financial success and going through more editions, as the Chinese garden vogue had already begun to wane in England but was still desirable on the continent. A scarce English edition printed in Dublin. Henrey 3.549; Johnston 510; China on Paper 35 (first edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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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         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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         Carl Evelyns, Esqu. Vergnügen und Nutzen der Gärtnerey oder Unterricht wie alle Arten Blumen, blühender Bäume und Sträucher auf das geschickteste zu pflanzen und zu erhalten, allerhand ausländische Gewächse und Immergrüne zu warten; wie Grün- und Gewächshäuser, Orangerien, auch Zugänge, Wandelplätze, Spaziergänge u. d. g. wohl anzulegen, auch alle hohe Gewächse aufzuziehen, zu beschneiden und zu pflegen : Nebst Herrn Johann Evelyns Gärtnerkalender, der mit vielen nützlichen Anmerkungen versehen; und einigen feinen Gedanken des Herrn Laurence von allerhand Gartenzierathen, und streifichten oder sprenklichten Immergrünen / Aus dem Englischen übersetzt.

      Leipzig, Christ. Gottlob Hilscher, 1773. kl.8°, Fronti, 10 Bl., 170 S., Kart. d Zeit m. handschriftl. Rückentitel, Ex Libris a. Vors., berieben , etwas fingerfleckig Preis in CHF: 550. Neue Auflage (Zweite Auflage des 1756 erstmals von Th. Arnold übersetzten Textes: "The Lady's Recreation: or, the Third and Last Part of the Art of Gardening" (London, 1717).- "We know nothing of Charles Evelyn (1620-1706), whose ,The Lady's Recreation' appears as the third of four sections in the 1717 edition of a larger volume, 'Gardening Improv'd, by John Laurence (1668-1732), a clergyman who took his BA and MA from Clare College, Cambridge and who went on to become an authority on gardening, writing several books on the topic " (Travitsky/Prescott, Making Gardens of Their Own: Advice for Women 1500-1750 (2007), S. XXI).Bibliographie: VD 18 (Online Kat. 116 96 834-003); Dochnahl, Bibliotheca Hortensis, S. 45; vgl. Blanche Henrey, A History and Bibliography of British Botanical and Horticultural Books up to 1800, Nr. 699 (für die englische Originalausgabe von 1717).

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         An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1773. Three volumes, quarto, with a total of 52 maps, views and plates (many folding), a fine set in contemporary full tree calf, gilt spines with morocco labels. Second edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, including the discovery of the eastern coastline Australia. The first volume of this three part set publishes preceding British discoveries in the Pacific, namely the voyage accounts of Byron, Wallis and Carteret. The remaining volumes print Cook's first voyage, edited from his journals by the professional writer John Hawkesworth. The resulting compendium presented the best of eighteenth-century English maritime exploration to the public in an attractive and generously illustrated format.The second edition is generally preferred to the first as being more complete; it includes the chart of the Strait of Magellan and the List of Plates (missing in many copies of the first edition). Furthermore, the second edition contains additional preliminary material in the form of a new preface in which Hawkesworth replies to the charges of poor editing made against him by Dalrymple. This is an unusually attractive copy in its original full calf binding.

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         HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENTS. Newly Translated Out of the Original Tongues And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revified By His Majesty's Special Command Appointed To Be Read In Churches

      London: n.p., 1773. Hardcover. A very good tight solid copy. 4to. Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan. Large illustration. With hand printed family ownership information, title page. a.e.g. Bound in red leather with decorations and five raised bands to spine

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         Espectáculo de la naturaleza, o conversaciones acerca de las particularidades de la Historia Natural, que han parecido más a propósito para excitar una curiosidad útil, y formarles la razón a los jóvenes lectores. Tercera edición

      Madrid, Imprenta de Pedro Marín, 1771-1773 - 16 tomos en 8º mayor. Encuadernación uniforme en pasta española, tejuelo, nervios, lomo cuajado, cortes tintados; encuadernación en aceptable estado, aunque con algunos desperfectos en lomo y planos de algunos volúmenes (pequeñas faltas en lomos, piel algo levantada en planos), falto de alguna guarda. Anotaciones de antiguo propietario en verso de guardas, algunas marcas de lápiz. Taladros en primeras hojas de tomo IV, sin afectar. Consta de un total de 209 grabados, 171 de ellos plegados; FALTO DEL GRABADO CORRESPONDIENTE A LA P. 115 DEL TOMO III; algunos grabados arrugados, dos levemente rasgados, uno suelto (p. 92 del Tomo III) y tres mal colocados

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         Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst nach ihrer Theorie und Ausübung, nebst einer Abhandlung von den Grundsätzen der Berg-Kammeralwissenschaft, für die Kaiserl. Königl. Schemnitzer Bergakademie entworfen, von Christoph Traugott Delius, Ihro Röm. Kaiserl. Königl. Apostol. Majestät wirklichen Hof-Kommissionsrathe bey Dero Hofkammer in Münz- und Bergwesen.

      Wien Edler v Trattner 1773 - 1 (weißes) Blatt; 1 Blatt (Titel mit gestochener Vignette von J. E. Mansfeld nach F. X. Würth ); 8 Blätter; 519 Seiten; 45 Seiten; 24 Kupfertafeln von J. Gerstner, A. Richter, J.X. Schmuzer, G. Hampfelmeyer und J. Boehm nach Compte de Dietrichstein zum Ausfalten am Schluß, wobei die Tafel VIII doppelt beigebunden wurde und Tafel IX fehlt (liegt in verkleinerter Kopie lose bei). (26,5 x 22,5 cm) 4°.Über fünf Bünde gebundener Original-Verlagseinband aus marmoriertem Leder mit Rücken- vergoldung, sowie rotem, goldgeprägten Titelrückenschild. Allseitiger Rotschnitt. Der Kaiserin Maria Theresia im Druck gewidmetes, den Bergbau und das Hüttenwesen betreffendes, grundlegendes Lehrbuch. VD18 14657856. Unser Exemplar identisch zum Exemplar des Deutschen Museums gebunden, vergl. online: ( h t t p : / /www.)nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bvb:210-14-001585922-8. ADB V, 38: "Das beste, umfangreichste und lehrreichste Werk über Berbgau." Hoover 259. Humpert 3828. Kress 6928. Poggend. I, 544. NDB 3, 586 (". ein Werk, das 1773 auf Staatskosten gedruckt wurde, mehrfach Neuauflagen erlebte und bis hoch ins 19. Jahrhundert hauptsächlich in Österreich, aber auch in Deutschland mit Erfolg benutzt und in verschiedene Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Es war auch die Ursache dafür, daß Delius den Auftrag erhielt, sämtliche ungarische Bergwerke in den Jahren 1775/76 zu besichtigen und Verbesserungen einzuführen ."). Giese 1248. Etwas lädierter Einband, an beiden Kapitalen und dort auch im Bereich der Gelenke eingerissen, die Deckel beschabt, die Ecken bestoßen. Christoph Traugott Delius (* 1728 in Wallhausen (Helme); † 21. Januar 1779 in Florenz) war ein deutscher Bergbauwissenschaftler. Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst nach ihrer Theorie und Ausübung, nebst einer Abhandlung von den Grundsätzen der Berg= Kammeralwissenschaft für die Kaiserl. Königl. Schemnitzer Bergakademie entworfen. Johann Thomas Edler von Trattner, Wien 1773. 1772 wurde Delius nach Wien berufen, wo er sich an der Errichtung des Bergbau- und Münzdepartements beteiligte. Gleichzeitig wurde er zum Wirklichen Hofrat und Referenten in Bergwerks- und Münzsachen berufen. Delius beschäftigte sich in seinen Arbeiten vorwiegend mit Bergbau und Hüttenwesen. Im Jahr 1778 wurde er zum Mitglied der Leopoldina gewählt. Nach einem schaffensreichen Leben suchte er durch Kuren in Italien seinen Gesundheitszustand zu verbessern, verstarb jedoch während dieser Reise in Florenz. Enthält: "Von der unterirdischen Berggeographie" - "Von dem Grubenbaue" - "Von der Aufbereitung der Erzte über Tages" - "Von der Bergbauwirthschaft". * One of the most interesting books about mining, unfortunately one plate was right from the beginning bound in twice, collation in the sum complete, but one plate is missing ! * * Zahlung mit VISA/ MASTERCARD möglich. Versand mit Deutsche Post oder DHL. * 2500 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Barbados

      London 1773 - Size : 290x255 (mm), 11.375x10 (Inches), Hand Colored

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         VARIA COMMENSURACION PARA LA ESCULTURA Y ARQUITECTURA

      - Varia commensuración para la escultura y arquitectura. Por . Sexta impresión. Añadido por Don Pedro Enguera . .- Madrid, Miguel Escribano, 1773; en folio pergamino de época, 2 h. - 298 pp. Ilustrado con muchos grabados en el texto varios a toda página de analomía, animales y arquitecónicos. Publicado por primera vez en Sevilla en 1585, este trabajo está dividido en cuatro libros: Libro I, sobre la geometría, con un apéndice sobre relojes de sol añadido por Pedro de Enguera, Libro II sobre las proporciones del cuerpo humano y sus partes, el libro III sobre las proporciones de los cuerpos de los animales, Libro IV sobre los cinco órdenes de la arquitectura de la iglesia y accesorios. Palau 16058. Fowler 29. Bonet Correa 292. Mínimo punto de polilla en margen superior de 6 hojas restaurado. Por lo demas se trata de un excelente ejemplar.

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         El Lazarillo de ciegos caminantes desde Buenos-Ayres, hasta Lima con sus Itenerarios según la mas puntual observación, con algunas noticias útiles a los nuevos comerciantes que tratan en Mulas; y otras históricas

      1773 - Exceedingly rare colonial travel-guide, describing the route from Buenos Aires to Lima. 1773. Gijon [but Lima]. Imprenta de la Rovada [n.p.]. In 8vo. Recent stiff vellum, spine lettered in gilt, edges gilt, in a box. Single worm hole on first few leaves, a few headlines shaved, else a clean and fresh copy. First edition of the most important colonial guide of 18th century, printed in Lima, describing the route from Buenos Aires to Lima; a very curious work, with both the authorship and printers details falsified. Carrió de la Vandera was a Postal Officer for the Spanish Crown, appointed Visitor to the Mail Route from Buenos Aires to Lima in 1771, and Carlos Bustamante Inca [better known as Concolorcorvo] was the native who accompanied him on his route. The work, as the title suggests, is a guide book for travellers going from Buenos Aires to Lima, describing every post, town and stop along the road; it also narrates what was experienced and what to expect during the journey. In it, the author allows himself to criticize the Spanish colonial administration, which could cause problems for him. To avoid the unpleasantness, he attributed the authorship to the native who accompanied him. The printer’s details are also falsified, having it as printed in Gijon when in fact it was Lima, “This work bears all the marks of having been printed in Lima” (RICH, I 194). The types and style of printing are definitively from Lima (Sabin and Palau agree on it). The authorship however, took longer to determine, having been the subject of bibliographical discussion for over a century. In any case, the authorship of the book is commonly attributed to Concolorcorvo. Very rare and important, often found severely damaged; this copy complete with the plate and remarkably well preserved considering the fate of an aid-book for travellers. Palau, 37707. Sabin, 9566. Santos Gomez, 775. Medina, Imprenta en Lima, III, 1354. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 dall'anno 1765 fino al 1772.

      - Modena, presso la Società Tipografica, 1773. 4to (264 mm.). 2 voll. ril. in uno. M.perg. coeva, intonsi. XII,301,(3) + (4),195,(3) pp., grande mappa incisa più volte ripieg., belle vignette inc. sui front. - Lozzi 631: "Opera che conserva anche oggi non poca importanza per gli studi idrografici, oltre la parte storica". D.B.I. vol.64 pp.267/9. - Poche carte leggermente brunite, ma ottimo esemplare.

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         An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.

      W. Strahan & T. Cadell, London 1773 - Three volumes, quarto, with a total of 52 maps, views and plates (many folding), a fine set in contemporary full tree calf, gilt spines with morocco labels. Second edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, including the discovery of the eastern coastline Australia. The first volume of this three part set publishes preceding British discoveries in the Pacific, namely the voyage accounts of Byron, Wallis and Carteret. The remaining volumes print Cook's first voyage, edited from his journals by the professional writer John Hawkesworth. The resulting compendium presented the best of eighteenth-century English maritime exploration to the public in an attractive and generously illustrated format.The second edition is generally preferred to the first as being more complete; it includes the chart of the Strait of Magellan and the List of Plates (missing in many copies of the first edition). Furthermore, the second edition contains additional preliminary material in the form of a new preface in which Hawkesworth replies to the charges of poor editing made against him by Dalrymple. This is an unusually attractive copy in its original full calf binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1773. Three volumes, quarto, with a total of 52 maps, views and plates (many folding), a fine set in contemporary full tree calf, gilt spines with morocco labels. Second edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, including the discovery of the eastern coastline Australia. The first volume of this three part set publishes preceding British discoveries in the Pacific, namely the voyage accounts of Byron, Wallis and Carteret. The remaining volumes print Cook's first voyage, edited from his journals by the professional writer John Hawkesworth. The resulting compendium presented the best of eighteenth-century English maritime exploration to the public in an attractive and generously illustrated format.The second edition is generally preferred to the first as being more complete; it includes the chart of the Strait of Magellan and the List of Plates (missing in many copies of the first edition). Furthermore, the second edition contains additional preliminary material in the form of a new preface in which Hawkesworth replies to the charges of poor editing made against him by Dalrymple. This is an unusually attractive copy in its original full calf binding.

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         A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's ship the Endeavour. [BALDWIN SPENCER'S COPY]

      Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists. London : printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor, 1773. Quarto, nineteenth century maroon half crushed-morocco over marbled boards, raised bands to gilt-lettered spine (extremities rubbed), edges stained red, engraved frontispiece, pp xxiii, 212, [2 errata], wide margins, 27 copper engraved plates (offsetting as usual), engraved map of New Zealand, occasional foxing, with the bookseller's label of A.B. Scott of Melbourne on the front pastedown and the pencilled initials of W.B.S. on front free-endpaper. The unofficial account of Cook's first voyage, from the library of anthropologist Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929). The gifted natural history artist Sydney Parkinson was invited by Sir Joseph Banks to serve as botanical draughtsman on Cook's voyage to the South Seas in the Endeavour, 1768-1771. The main objectives of the expedition were to observe the Transit of Venus (successfully accomplished in Tahiti in June 1769), and to confirm the existence of Terra Australis Incognita. Following the death of the topographical draughtsman, Alexander Buchan, in Tahiti, Parkinson assumed the role of the expedition's principal artist. Parkinson produced over 1300 drawings and sketches on the voyage, before succumbing to dysentery at Batavia. He died at sea in late January, 1771. On returning to England, Parkinson's drawings and papers were acquired by Banks from Parkinson's brother, Stanfield, for a sum of £500. Banks was generous enough to lend the papers and a number of drawings to Stanfield Parkinson, who secretly prepared them for his unauthorised publication,A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas,without the consent of Banks. The book became the subject of a legal injunction, and was prevented from being published until after Hawkesworth's official account had appeared in print, in 1773.A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas was finally published later in the same year, and an enlarged edition appeared in 1784. Although Parkinson's notes and a selection of his drawings were used by Hawkesworth in compiling the official account, Hawkesworth purposely failed to acknowledge any of Parkinson's work. Parkinson was the first European artist to make drawings of the indigenous peoples of New Zealand and Australia from direct observation. A journal of a voyage to the South Seas contains his depictions of M?ori and of Aborigines opposing Cook's landing at Botany Bay, and the book made these important images available to a European audience for the first time. In a very real sense it is a foundation work in Polynesian and Australian ethnography, and in this respect the present copy, being from the library of Baldwin Spencer, takes on even greater significance, having belonged to one of Australia's pre-eminent anthropologists.

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         Histoire Philosophique et Politique,

      . Des Etablissemens & du Commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes. Nouvelle Edition. 7 Bände u. Atlas. Amsterdam 1773-74. Mit 50 Doppelblattgr. Kupferkarten. 8° u. 4° (Atlas). Schöne Hldr.-Bände d. Zt. mit 2 Rückensch. u. marmor Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückensch. u. Rückenvergold. (Atlas). Etwas berieben u. bestoßen. Atlas ohne Haupttitel. Schönes frisches Exemplar. - Eines der meistgelesenen Werke der Spätaufklärung über die Eroberungs- u. Handelsgeschichte der Europäer in Asien, Afrika und Amerika. Es wurde verboten und 1781 öffentlich zur Verbrennung verurteilt. - Selten komplett mit dem Atlas..

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         A Journal of the Voyage to the South Seas,

      London: Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, , 1773. in His Majesty's ship, the Endeavour. Faithfully transcribed from the Papers of the Late Sydney Parkinson, Draughtsman to Joseph Banks, esq. on his Late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the World. Embellished with Views and Designs, delineated by the Author, and engraved by Capital Artists. Folio, (332 × 272 mm.) Later mottled calf by Zaehnsdorf, double red morocco labels and date to the tail of the spine, low bands with dotted twist roll, framed by dog-tooth rolls, compartments gilt with large floral centre-tools, triple fillet panel to the boards with cinquefoil corner-tools, double fillet edge-roll, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece after James Newton, 27 other plates depicting scenery, South Sea Islanders and their accoutrements, and the famous image of "Two Natives of New Holland advancing to Combat", and map of New Zealand. Skilful restoration to the spine, head and tail and to the joints, light toning, some off-setting as usual, but overall a handsomely presented, clean, and wide-margined copy. First Edition. His skill in botanical drawing being noticed at an exhibition of the Free Society of Artists in 1765?-6 Parkinson went to work for James Lee at his nursery in Hammersmith. Commissions from Joseph Banks followed, Parkinson being employed to "depict in water-colours from the preserved material some of the creatures collected on his 1766 expedition to Labrador and Newfoundland, and to make copies for him of paintings of Indian mammals and birds made for Gideon Loten, a former governor of Ceylon." [ODNB] Some of these latter being reproduced in Pennant's Indian Zoology. In 1768 when Banks formed his suite of "scientific gentlemen" to accompany Cook's voyage to the South Seas, Parkinson went as botanical draughtsman. The death at Tahiti of Alexander Buchan, the topographical draughtsman, threw a heavy extra burden on him but he attacked his task with "great flair and diligence," making at least 1300 sketches during the voyage "including the first in Western history of an Australian landscape and of its inhabitants at first hand, as well as compiled vocabularies of the languages spoken in Tahiti and New Holland, by the time the ship called at Batavia for repairs on the voyage home." At Batavia, like many others, Parkinson contracted dysentery and died at sea shortly afterwards. A dispute arose over his papers with his executors being paid £500 for the balance of salary due and for the papers and drawings, which Banks, as his employer, had felt were his property. Parkinson's brother Stanfield had a copy made of the papers whilst they were on loan to him, contrary to his arrangement with Banks, and arranged for publication; "... he was restrained by an injunction from doing so until the official account of the voyage had appeared... A result of the squabble was that although Hawkesworth, who edited [it] used Parkinson's papers and drawings freely he did not acknowledge them" (Dictionary of Australian Biography). The journal contains "much colourful detail not in those kept by Cook and Banks." An excellent copy of this uncommon and important account.

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      London: Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, 1773 - Folio, (332 × 272 mm.) Later mottled calf by Zaehnsdorf, double red morocco labels and date to the tail of the spine, low bands with dotted twist roll, framed by dog-tooth rolls, compartments gilt with large floral centre-tools, triple fillet panel to the boards with cinquefoil corner-tools, double fillet edge-roll, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Skilful restoration to the spine, head and tail and to the joints, light toning, some off-setting as usual, but overall a handsomely presented, clean, and wide-margined copy. Engraved portrait frontispiece after James Newton, 27 other plates depicting scenery, South Sea Islanders and their accoutrements, and the famous image of "Two Natives of New Holland advancing to Combat", and map of New Zealand. First Edition. His skill in botanical drawing being noticed at an exhibition of the Free Society of Artists in 1765–6 Parkinson went to work for James Lee at his nursery in Hammersmith. Commissions from Joseph Banks followed, Parkinson being employed to "depict in water-colours from the preserved material some of the creatures collected on his 1766 expedition to Labrador and Newfoundland, and to make copies for him of paintings of Indian mammals and birds made for Gideon Loten, a former governor of Ceylon." [ODNB] Some of these latter being reproduced in Pennant's Indian Zoology. In 1768 when Banks formed his suite of "scientific gentlemen" to accompany Cook's voyage to the South Seas, Parkinson went as botanical draughtsman. The death at Tahiti of Alexander Buchan, the topographical draughtsman, threw a heavy extra burden on him but he attacked his task with "great flair and diligence," making at least 1300 sketches during the voyage "including the first in Western history of an Australian landscape and of its inhabitants at first hand, as well as compiled vocabularies of the languages spoken in Tahiti and New Holland, by the time the ship called at Batavia for repairs on the voyage home." At Batavia, like many others, Parkinson contracted dysentery and died at sea shortly afterwards. A dispute arose over his papers with his executors being paid £500 for the balance of salary due and for the papers and drawings, which Banks, as his employer, had felt were his property. Parkinson's brother Stanfield had a copy made of the papers whilst they were on loan to him, contrary to his arrangement with Banks, and arranged for publication; ". he was restrained by an injunction from doing so until the official account of the voyage had appeared. A result of the squabble was that although Hawkesworth, who edited [it] used Parkinson's papers and drawings freely he did not acknowledge them" (Dictionary of Australian Biography). The journal contains "much colourful detail not in those kept by Cook and Banks." An excellent copy of this uncommon and important account. Hill 1309; Hocken 12-13; Howgego C173; NMM I, 564; Sabin 58787. [Attributes: First Edition]

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