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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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         A Journal of the 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, 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 - 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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         The Case of Mr. John Harrison [drop-head and docket title].

      [London:] 1773 - Folio, pp. 4. Disbound. A little paper restoration at centre fold, faint shadow of an ink stamp to first page, very good. Numbered in manuscript "42" in ink and "142" in blue pencil at upper outer corner of first page. A rare and significant survival, this is the third of three editions published, the first undated in 1767, and another in 1770 (though no extant copy of that printing is recorded). This third was published the year before Harrison was awarded most of the prize offered under the terms of the 1714 Longitude Act, and indeed may never have been issued; its rarity would suggest that it may have been withdrawn as Harrison's complaint was finally settled. The pamphlet sets out Harrison's case that his chronometer had passed every test set by the commissioners of the board of longitude. In particular, he complains that his masterpiece H4 has been duplicated successfully by the watchmaker Larcum Kendall, while he, the original maker, has been denied all access to his own creation. The story of Harrison's long struggle for recompense is now well known. The Longitude Act had offered "to reward anyone who could provide a method for determining longitude at sea within certain prescribed limits on a trial to the West Indies. The prizes were £10,000 for a determination to within 60 geographical miles, £15,000 to within 40 geographical miles and £20,000 to within 30 geographical miles" (ODNB). Despite the notable success of Harrison's chronometers in successive trials, the board was reluctant to award the prize in full, so Harrison resorted to lobbying in print on his own behalf. The three Cases of Mr. John Harrison were significant documents in that campaign. In 1774 he was awarded a final payment of £8,750, which, including all the payments over the years, came to a total of more than £20,000. No copy recorded in OCLC; ESTC locates copies at the BL and the National Trust.

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         Exposition anatomique des maux vénériens, sur les parties de l'homme et de la femme, et les remedes les plus usités dans ces sortes de malades.

      Paris: Brunet & Demonville, 1773. Very rare first edition and a beautiful copy, of this provocative example of early colour printing by the artist whom Goethe called "an active, quick, rather impulsive man, certainly gifted, but more than befittingly aggressive and sensational" (Farbenlehre). The four plates, two representing the male genitals and two the female genitals afflicted with venereal diseases, are each printed in vivid color. The plates of Gautier are highly valued in the history of art and especially in the history of anatomical illustration. We have traced only four copies at auction in the last 80 years; Cambridge and Wellcome only on COPAC. The present work, "on venereal diseases, has a substantial essay on their cause and cure. It would be interesting to have some medical opinion on Gautier's knowledge of these matters - derived perhaps from early teaching when he sat as a pupil of Duverney. Here he gives a considerable explanation of symptoms and development, with detailed prescriptions for medicines and lotions to cope with them. The examples he illustrates were taken from actual cases at the 'Hôpital des Gardes Françoises.' These four plates, two male and two female, are more simply medical than much of his other work - the affected parts are truly shown, but not with the whole figure or face. The same device is used, of living flesh and dissected limb, but with the focus more simply upon disease. Each is therefore a single full-page illustration, without fold or join to its neighbour. Gautier has an interesting short note after his list of errata, concluding the text. He says there is nothing new in his dissertation on the disease or its treatment, that these are taken from other medical authorities; but he claims the plates are absolutely new, the first of their kind in illustration of their subject, and hopes they will contribute to the advance of science" (C. & C. Franklin, A Catalogue of Early Colour Printing, p. 48). Originally apprenticed to Jacob Le Blon, Jacques Fabian Gautier d'Agoty (1717-86) took his master's three-colour print process (based on the Newtonian idea of light) and added a fourth black plate (in line with Goethe's color theories). This additional plate gave the resulting prints a heretofore unmatched depth. Yet, Gautier's process seems to be as dependent on the final process as the number of plates. The varnish found on the large-scale prints adds an undeniable element to the soft, yet deep reds and flesh tones in the anatomical studies, the sheen imparted, and the glistening realism of blood without shedding it. The arrangements of many of the plates have been labeled a precursor to modernist techniques or even surrealism. Choulant, though somewhat disparaging of the scientific relevance of Gautier, did acknowledge his artistic merit, stating "they will always retain their value in the history of art and especially in the history of anatomic illustrations." Gautier d'Agoty obtained the royal privilege for colour printing in France in 1742, and over the next three decades he and his associates (including some of his sons) issued a series of works, including the present work, that were as radically original and dramatic in their size and artistic composition as they were in their manner of production. Choulant-Frank 272; Wellcome III 97; Blake 169; Franklin, Early Colour Printing 48, V; Goldschmid 67 f. Folio (404 x 275 mm), pp. [2], 26, and 4 plates printed in four colors signed & dated 1773, contemporary hald calf over marbled boards, very light damp stain the 10 leaves of text in the beginning, not effecting the plates. A beautiful and unrepaired copy.

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         Discurso sobre a inutilidade dos esponsais dos filhos celebrados sem consentimento dos Pais: Em que se mostra ser elle.

      Off. de Francisco Sabino dos Santos, Lisboa 1773 - Dedicado ao IL.mo e EX.mo Senhor Marquez de Pombal. Livro raríssimo - encontrei apenas um outro exemplar similar a este, e está localizado na Biblioteca de Coimbra, Portugal. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Handbuch der Naturgeschichte oder Vorstellung der Allmacht, Weisheit und Güte Gottes in den Werken der Natur.,

      - Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Mit Churfürstl. Sächsischer allergnädigster Freiheit. 1. Band, welcher den Menschen und die vierfüßigen Thiere enthält. Mit Frontispiz, Titelvignette, (6 Tafeln im Text) und II, VII Tafeln, Nürnberg, Chr. Gotthold Hauffe, 1773, (7 Blätter), 292, 336 Seiten, ( 2 Blätter), Band 2, welcher die Vögel enthält, 1773, mit Frontispiz, Titelvignette und 11 Kupferplatten, davon Tafel 2 von alter Hand koloriert, (7 Blätter), 404 Seiten, (5 Blätter), Band 3, welcher die Fische enthält, 1774, mit Titelvignette und 12 Kupferplatten, (7 Blätter), 352 Seiten, Vorsatz fehlt, Band 4, welcher die Insecten enthält, 1774, mit Titelvignette und 7 Kupferplatten, (8 Blätter), 408 Seiten, Vorsatz fehlt, 19,5x12, Pappbände der Zeit mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschild, alle berieben/bestoßen, stockfleckig, Name und Anmerkungen auf Vorsätzen, Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, 4 Bände, komplett,

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         Fables nouvelles.

      The Hague and Paris: Delalain -75 1773 - FIRST EDITION, small paper copy, 2 vols. (continuously paginated) in 1, with 2 engraved title-pages, one title-page vignette, one engraved frontispiece (lacking engraved frontispiece in vol. 2), 99 engraved vignettes, and 99 engraved culs-de-lampe all after Marillier, pp. xxii, [i], 176, [177-] 309, [3], 8vo, mid-19th-century crushed dark blue morocco, French fillets on sides, gilt corner pieces, spine richly gilt in compartments, gilt edges, minor wear, armorial bookplate of William Horatio Crawford, very good Quoting Locke on the benefits of illustrated Fables, Dorat gives this as the sole response to those who would criticise ‘la pompe typographique de cet Ouvrage.’ Cohen says that the work rivals Les Baisers in perfection of execution, and is ‘le chef d’oeuvre de Marillier.’The unsigned binding is probably French, but could equally be by Ramage.William Horation Crawford (1812-88) founder of the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. (Cohen-de Ricci 314; Ray The French Illustrated Book 43)

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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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         A CONTINUATION OF THE NARRATIVE OF THE INDIAN CHARITY SCHOOL, BEGUN IN LEBANON, IN CONNECTICUT; NOW INCORPORATED WITH DARTMOUTH-COLLEGE, IN HANOVER, IN THE PROVINCE OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE

      New-Hampshire [i.e. Portsmouth]. 1773.. 40pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Institutional ink stamp on titlepage. Contemporary manuscript notes on titlepage (noting the scope of the work), and in a few instances in the text. A bit of foxing and tanning. Very good. Untrimmed. The sixth of eight pamphlets published by Wheelock between 1763 and 1775, documenting his history of the first Indian school in America. The series began with his A PLAIN AND FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGN... (Boston, 1763), which covered 1754 to 1762. The school, founded by Wheelock, opened in 1754 under the name of the Moors Charity School. In 1772 it was removed to Hanover "where it formed the germ of the institution, known as Dartmouth College" (Field). This tract describes the progress made at Dartmouth College from May 6, 1771 to September 10, 1772. Wheelock begins with an account of the first buildings to be erected: "I have now finished, (that is so far as to render comfortable and decent) the building there mentioned to accommodate my students, of 80, by 32 feet; and have done it in the plainest and cheapest manner, which furnishes 16 comfortable rooms besides a kitchen, hall and store- room." Other constructions included a saw-mill, a grist- mill, and two barns: "I have also raised, and expect within a few days to finish a malt house of 30 feet square, and several other lesser buildings which were found necessary; I have also clear'd, and in a good measure fitted for improvement about 70 or 80 acres of land, and seeded with English grain about 20 acres last fall; from which I have taken at the late harvest, what was esteemed a good crop considering the land was so lately laid open to the sun." At the end is an interesting appendix, dated September 26, 1772, in which Wheelock describes a visit made by one of his colleagues, Mr. Ripley, to a tribe of Indians at Lorett (or Loretto), near Quebec, to recruit new students for his school. Ripley's proposal to the tribal chiefs was deemed acceptable: "In consequence of which determination, nine of their boys were made ready to accompany Mr. Ripley hither; three of which were children or descendants from captives, who had been captivated when they were young, and lived with them 'till they were naturalized and married among them. One was a descendant from the Rev. Mr. Williams who was captivated from Deerfield in 1704, but the boy was taken sick with the measles, and thereby his coming was prevented; but may be expected in the spring. Another was a descendant from Mr. Tarbull, who was captivated from Groton, in the year 1700, who is now a hearty and active man, and the eldest chief, and chief speaker of the tribe. He expressed great affection to his relations in New-England, sent his love to them, and desired they might be informed he had a grandson at the school. The other was son to Mr. Stacey, who was captivated from Ipswich, and is a good interpreter to that tribe. They all arrived safe and in health on that day fortnight, after they sat [sic] out from Caghnewaga, and appeared to be very glad 'that they had got home,' as they expressed it." There are two issues of this pamphlet, from the same setting of type; in the other the titlepage is dated 1772. Daniel and Robert Fowle were the only printers active in Portsmouth in this period. HOWES W330. SABIN 103210. SHIPTON & MOONEY 42542. BRISTOL B3675. BRINLEY SALE 467.

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         Esprit du Grand Corneille Extrait De Ses Oeuvres Dramatiques Dedie a Monsieur De Voltaire

      Societe Typographique, A Bouillon France 1773 - Thoughts of the Great Pierre Corneille, extract of his dramatic works, dedicated to Monsieur Voltaire.Original leather binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Élémens d'Architecture ? [Première Partie]; [bound with:] Nouveaux Élémens d'Architecture ? Seconde Partie

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur ? et Chez Desnos, 1773. First edition. First part: 17 engraved plates, printed recto and verso, most hand-colored in wash and pink watercolor; second part: 36 numbered engravings and 12 supplemental plates (in two series numbered 1-6 each) by P.L. Bienvenue. [ii], 27, [1]; 22 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, smooth spine gilt all over with small volute tool, red morocco lettering-piece. Light wear along joints, internally fine. Architecture Textbook for Young Students The first two parts of Panseron's Elements of Architecture, a textbook for young students. The first part treats the five orders and other basic elements of architecture, the second deals with sculpture as it relates to architecture. A third part, published in 1776, explains the application of the five orders to construction. The parts were issued separately or together. [With:] Recueil des Profils d'Architecture Composé par le Sr. Panseron ? Engraved title and 54 (of 56) engraved plates showing architectural and design details of interiors, cornices, columns, etc. Paris: Chez Mondhare et Jean, n.d. [ca. 1773]. Contemporary quarter citron morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, with intials "F.B." at spine. Light spotting throughout, pinholes to margins.

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         Ein Mann und eine Frau an einem Tisch sitzend. Er reicht ihr einen Blütenstengel, sie, eine Handarbeit und Schere in den Händen haltend, blickt ihn an.

      . Gouache, auf Bütten. 47,5:38,5 cm. Verso an den Rändern Reste einer alten Verklebung.. Reinhold wurde durch den Zeitzer Maler J. G. Krippendorf (Geb. und Todesdat. unbek.) ausgebildet. Seit etwa 1773 lebte er in Gera, wo er sich vor allem als Porträtmaler thüringischer Bürgerfamilien und des Adels einen Namen machte, "wobei seine Ehrlichkeit am Häßlichen und Grotesken keineswegs vorübergeht, und sein Humor oft ergötzlich zum Ausdruck kommt." (zitiert aus: Thieme-Becker, Bd. 28, S. 133). Nach dem Brand seines Hauses zog er 1780 vorübergehend von Gera nach Schleiz, wo er sich ebenfalls erfolgreich als Maler betätigte. 1782-1783 hielt er sich in Neustadt auf, dann kehrte er nach Gera in sein wiederaufgebautes Haus zurück. Hier erhielt er mehrfach Aufträge von Graf Heinrich XXX. von Reuß-Gera und verwandten Fürstenhöfen. So unternahm er Reisen an reußische, thüringische und fränkische Fürstenhöfe sowie zu den Stolbergischen Harzschlössern, um seine Dienste als Porträtmaler anzubieten. Drei seiner Söhne, Friedrich Philipp (1779-1840), Gustav (1798-1849) und Heinrich (1788-1825) wurden ebenfalls Maler. Reinholds Arbeiten befinden sich u.a. im Rokoko-Museum im Belvedere bei Weimar und im Städtischen Museum in Gera.

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         Von der Landes-Hoheit in Policey-Sachen, nach denen Reichs-Gesezen und dem Reichs-Herkommen, wie auch aus denen Teutschen Staats-Rechts-Lehrern und eigener Erfahrung....

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig, 1773.. 4°, circa 20,6 x 18,5 cm. 4 Bll., 492 SS. Marmoriertes Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägten Wappensupralibros auf beiden Deckeln, Rotschnitt. In sich abgeschlossene juristische Monographie, die zum "Teutschen Staatsrechts" (vgl. Stinzing/L. III1, 330) gehört. - Der schöne Einband mit kurfürstlich-bayerischem Allianzwappen auf den Deckeln und Monogramm BP (Bibliotheca Palatina) auf dem Rücken. - Gering gebräunt, ein Blatt mit Randausbesserung, Einband etwas berieben, mit leichtem Wurmfrass. Sehr dekorativ.

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         Oeconomische Encyklopädie, oder allgemeines System der Land- Haus- und Staats-Wirthschaft, in alphabetischer Ordnung. Ab Band 33 (1785): Oekonomisch-technologische Encyklopädie, oder allgemeines System der Staats- Stadt- Haus- und Landwirthschaft und der Kunstgeschichte... Ab Band 74 (1798): Oekonomisch-technologische Encyklopädie, oder allgemeines System der Staats- Stadt- Haus- und Landwirthschaft, wie auch der Erdbeschreibung, Kunst- und Naturgeschichte...

      Berlin, Joachim Pauli 1773-1855.. 8°. Je ca. 600 - 900 Seiten. Mit meist je einem Kupferstich-Frontispiz, einer Kupferstich-Titelvignette und zahlreichen tlw. gefalteten Tafeln in Kupferstich, einigen teils gefalteten Tabellen auf Tafelseiten. Unterschiedlich gebunden in schlichten Pappbänden der Zeit mit teilweise goldgeprägter Rückenbeschriftung (Siehe Foto). Einbände an den Kanten z. Tl. etwas berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Papier zumeist etwas gebräunt u. tlw. m. Gebrauchsspuren. Konvolut von 157 Bänden der von Johann Georg Krünitz (1728-1796) herausgegebenen Enzyklopädie, die von 1773-1858 in 242 Bänden erschienen ist und eine der wichtigsten wissenschaftsgeschichtlichen Quellen zu Wirtschaft und Technik der Zeit zwischen Aufklärung und Industrialisierung darstellt. Vorhanden: Bände 1-6, 9-19,21-59,61-64,66,67,69-92,94,98-107,109, 111-127,130,131,133-137,139, 141,142,145-147,149-151,154-157,168-170,172-174,177,179,181,184-188,190,192,194,196,204,215,227. Zusammen 157 Bände Auf Wunsch verpacken wir Ihre Bestellung als Geschenk..

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         The First Published Book by an African-American Woman

      London 1773 - Book. Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. First edition, with the advertisement on the final page reading "Lately published in 2 vols. Twelves." and engraved frontispiece portrait after Scipio Morehead (second state). London: Archibald Bell, 1773, for Cox and Berry, Boston. 128 pp., 4⅜ x 6 3/4 in. Modern half brown leather, marbled sides. "Celestial muse, my arduous flight sustainAnd raise my mind to a seraphic strain!"-from Wheatley's"Thoughts on the Works of Providence" Born in Senegal, Phillis was sold into slavery at about age seven. John and Susannah Wheatley, a well-to-do Boston couple, purchased her and converted her to Christianity. A prodigy, her first poem was published in the Newport Mercury in 1767, when she was only 13. More poems soon followed, but because of her race, skeptics dismissed her as a fraud. In 1772, however, John Hancock and other prominent Bostonians, including Governor Thomas Hutchinson and James Bowdoin, attested to her legitimacy, assuring the public that "the young Negro Girl, who was but a few years since, brought an uncultivated Barbarian, from Africa.has been examined by some of the best Judges, and is thought qualified to write them [the poems]." Their testimony is printed here in the head matter.Self-styled as "Afric's muse," Wheatley "was probably the first truly American poet in our literary history, for.her strong and graceful line plucked a uniquely American chord - what it meant to be black in white revolutionary America" (Kaplan, 170). In April 1776, Wheatley penned a poem, "To His Excellency General Washington," that so moved the commander he invited her to meet him in Cambridge.This book's portrait frontispiece is often (perhaps incorrectly) attributed to fellow Bostonian and slave Scipio Moorehead. Wheatley celebrates his art in her eloquent poem "To S.M., a young African Painter, on seeing his Works." This is the first published book of poetry authored by an African American, and the first published book authored by an African-American woman.Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784) probably hailed from the Senegambian coast. She was purchased John and Susanna Wheatley as a house servant. Phillis quickly mastered English and began to write poetry, even reciting her intricate verses for the New England elite. Many of her poems were published in both American and British newspapers and magazines, making her somewhat of an international celebrity. She was also a fervent Christian whose poems and letters reflected her core beliefs and strong moral values. She soon became a member of the Old South Meeting House in Boston.On May 8, 1773, her mistress sent the young poet to England where her poetry had already been introduced to the Countess of Huntingdon (to whom one of Wheatley's first poems was addressed). Before Phillis returned to America, arrangements had been made to have her book published, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, bringing her still wider acclaim in both England and the Colonies. Sailing back from England early, owing to the ill health of Susanna, Phillis was manumitted sometime between September 13 and October 18, 1773, according to one of her letters. After her mistress died, Phillis, with the help of the remaining slaves, managed the house for her former master, John Wheatley. In 1778, John Wheatley died, and Phillis finally left the house for smaller quarters. She married John Peters but wrote few new poems as Phillis Peters.ConditionContemporary full calf with restoration to spine.SourcesSidney Kaplan and Emma Nogrady Kaplan, The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution (University of Massachusetts Press, 1989). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Die beste Welt. Eine Theologische, Philosophische, Praktische Abhandlung aus dem Spanischen Grundtext des Don Ranudo . de Collibradoz, Beysitzer der heiligen Inquisition, übersetzet; und mit einer Zuschrift und Register begleitet von Johann Albrecht Ralph (d. i. Johann Albrecht Philippi). 2 Teile in 1 Band. Titel, 4 Bl., 205 S., 4 Bl.; 112 S. Mit Holzschnit-Vignetten. Moderner Lederbd mit Rückenschild und Filetenvergoldung.

      Ohne Ort, 1773. - Erste deutsche Übersetzung des 'Candide'; Neudruck der ersten, 1761 erschienenen deutschen Ausgabe, die 17 Jahre vor der Übersetzung durch Mylius erschienenen war. Fast zeilengenauer, kaum veränderter und etwas kompresser gesetzter Druck, unter Auslassung der Vorrede. Die Auflage beider Drucke war wohl winzig, und von Meusel, der irrig 1751 als Erscheinungsjahr angibt, über Goedeke, die ADB, Marbachs Weltliteraturkatalog, das DBI bis hin zum KNLL (das erst eine spätere Ausgabe von 1776 nennt) wird diese Übersetzung nur ungenau oder gar nicht verzeichnet. Von Voltaire als trivialer Scherz bezeichnet, wurde der Roman bald "viel gelesen, belacht, verdammt, gelobt, interpretiert, illustriert, auf den Index gesetzt, mißverstanden und in seiner bleibenden Aktualität erst spät erkannt. Stilistisch und thematisch von souveräner Vielseitigkeit, die Geschichtliches, Philosophisches und Dichterisches vereint, ist die Geschichte der Abenteuer des gutgläubigen Candide in einer Welt wechselnder Realitäten und Utopien auf den ersten Blick ein gelungener Spaß. (Aber) die ostentativ-boshafte Lustigkeit täuscht nicht über die latente Problematik der Geschichte hinweg . Das Werk ist doppelsinnig und widersprüchlich, sowohl pessimistisch, zynisch und skeptisch als auch optimistisch. Gutes und Böses halten sich die Waage in der von Voltaire beschriebenen Welt. Er entlarvt Utopien, Heilslehren und jedes Paradies auf Erden als Illusion und setzt nach kritischer Prüfung allen Seinsspekulationen den Mut zur Arbeit, wenn nicht als letzten Sinn des Lebens, so doch als Möglichkeit, es mit Würde zu bestehen, entgegen" (KNLL). Voltaire hatte seinen Roman als Übersetzung aus dem Deutschen eines Dr. Ralph ausgegeben. Der Übersetzer, der preußische Kriegsrat und Berliner Polzeidirektor Philippi (1721-1791) trat nun seinerseits als dieser Dr. Ralph auf und gab seine Übersetzung aus dem Französischen wiederum als Übertragung aus dem Spanischen aus, versah das Ganze frech mit einer fingierten Zensur-Approbationen sowie mit Gleichnissen zeitgenössischer Dichter wie Gellert u. a. – Fleckig bzw. gebräunt. Eindruck "Deutsche Lese-Bibliothek" unter der Jahreszahl auf dem Titel. Die Widmung datiert: 1. April 1758. – Äußerst selten und nur in zwei deutschen Bibliotheken vorhanden. Das Exemplar der Berliner Staatsbibliothek ist Kriegsverlust. – Vgl. Fromm 26940.

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         Plan ge¿ne¿ral et raisonne¿ des divers objets et des de¿couvertes qui composent l'ouvrage intitule¿ "Monde primitif analyse¿ et compare¿ avec le monde moderne, ou Recherches sur les antiquite¿s du monde

      Paris, - EDITEUR:chez l'auteur,court de gebelin,chez boudet,chez Veuve Duchesne,chez Saugrain.année:1773.AVEC APPROBATION et privilege du roi. Ouvrage contenant TROIS livres en UN. 1ER LIVRE: -Plan ge¿ne¿ral et raisonne¿ des divers objets et des de¿couvertes qui composent l'ouvrage intitule¿ "Monde primitif analyse¿ et compare¿ avec le monde moderne, ou Recherches sur les antiquite¿s du monde(102pages) 2eme livre: -allégories orientales ou le frangment de sanchoniaton qui contient l'histoire de saturne suivi de mercure et d'hércule et de ses douze travaux avec leur explication pour sevir à l'intelligence de génie symbolique de l'antiquité.(278pages). 3eme livre: -Monde primitif,analysé et comparé avec le monde moderne considéré dans son génie allégorique et dans les allégories aux quelles conduisit ce génie précédé du plan général des diverses parties qui composeront ce monde primitif avec des figures en taille-douce(175 pages). +4pages contenant programme et nouvelle souscription relatifs au monde primitif analysé et comparé au monde moderne. UN TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE RARISSIME EN EXCELLENT ETAT. VOIR LES TROIS PHOTOS DES TROIS LIVRES CONSTITUANT CET OUVRAGE COMPLET. REF:b bil.DISPONIBLE EN STOCK [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Essays concerning iron and steel:

      the first, containing observations on American sand-iron: the second, observations, founded on experiments, on common iron-ore, with the method of reducing it first into pig or sow-metal, and then into bar-iron; on the sort of iron proper to be converted into good steel, and the method of refining that bar-steel, and the method of refining that bar-steel by fusion, so as to render it fit for the more curious purposes: with an account of Mr. Reaumur's method of softening cast-iron; and an Appendix, discovering a more perfect method of charring pit-coal, so as to render it a proper succedaneum for charred wood-coal.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.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., 1773. First edition: scarce. Sabin 33031.. the first, containing observations on American sand-iron: the second, observations, founded on experiments, on common iron-ore, with the method of reducing it first into pig or sow-metal, and then into bar-iron; on the sort of iron proper to be converted into good steel, and the method of refining that bar-steel, and the method of refining that bar-steel by fusion, so as to render it fit for the more curious purposes: with an account of Mr. Reaumur's method of softening cast-iron; and an Appendix, discovering a more perfect method of charring pit-coal, so as to render it a proper succedaneum for charred wood-coal. 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. 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.

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         Neues lehrreiches und vollständiges Magazin, vor junges Frauenzimmer die ganze Koch-Kunst, und Zuckerbeckerei, samt allem, was damit verknüpft ist, vollkommen zu erlernen.( hier: Teil 2 von 2 erschienenen Teilen ).

      Macklot, Karlsruhe 1773 - ( .Nach Art derer Magazins der Madame le Prince de Beaumont, in Fragen und Antworten eingekleidet, und mit alphabetischem Register zum bequemen Aufschlagen derer darinnen enthaltenen mehr als 4500 Speisen auch einem Tranchir-Buch mit Figuren versehen. Zweyter Theil. Neue Auflage ( Verfasser ermittelt ) ). Hier der zweite Teil des umfangreichen Kochbuchs mit Titelblatt, den Seiten 751 - 1542 sowie dem umfangreichen Gesamtregister über beide Teile mit 76 Seiten, ferner 2 n.n. Blätter. Schlichter Pergamentband der Zeit, 8° ( 17,5 x 11 cm ). Der vorliegende Band behandelt: Saucen, Brühen, Pasteten, Torten, Kuchen, Backwerk, Essig, Salz, Tunken, Gallert, Gelees, Zuckerwaren, Säfte, Konserven, Marmeladen, Auftragen der Speisen an Fleischtagen und Fastentagen sowie zu Hochzeiten, Sonn- und Feiertagen, ferner mit Hinweisen zur vorteilhaften Anschaffung als auch *Aufbehaltung allerley Victualien*. Einband etwas fleckig und leicht berieben, innen Titelblatt und erste Seiten etwas stärker fleckig bzw. stockfleckig, sonst gelegentlich etwas stock- oder braunfleckig, einige Seiten leicht angeknickt bzw. etwas eselsohrig ( letzte Seiten oben stärker eselsohrig ). - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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

      Wien, Trattner, 1773.. Kl-4; Titel mit gest. Vignette (von J. E. Mansfeld nach F. X. Würth), 8 Bll., 45, 519 pp mit einigen Vignetten, 24 gefaltete Kupfertaf. (von L. Assner nach D. C. v. Dietrichstein); Ldr. d. Zt. mit 5 Bünden, Rotschnitt, reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschildchen (Rücken mit Buchblock verklebt, etwas berieben und bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit kl. Fehlstellen); Besitzeintrag auf vorgebundenem weißem Blatt, innen nahezu fleckenfrei und sehr frisch. - Die Abhandlung zur Berg-Kameralwissenschaft vor statt nach dem Hauptteil eingebunden.. Wurzbach 3, 221; Poggendorff 1, 544; ADB 5, 38; Humpert 3855. - Erste Ausgabe, auf Kosten des Hofärars für die Schemnitzer Bergakademie gedruckt und ihrer Gründerin Maria Theresia gewidmet. Enthält: "Von der unterirdischen Berggeographie" - "Von dem Grubenbaue" - "Von der Aufbereitung der Erzte über Tages" - "Von der Bergbauwirthschaft". Der deutsche Bergbauwissenschaftler Delius (1728-1779) lehrte seit 1770 in Schemnitz und wurde 1772 an die Hofkammer nach Wien berufen. Sein ausführliches, reich illustriertes bergmännisches Handbuch blieb für lange Zeit maßgeblich.

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         TRATADO DEL CUIDADO Y APROVECHAMIENTO DE LOS MONTES Y BOSQUES,corta, poda, beneficio y uso de sus maderas, y leñas / escrito en francés por el célebre Mr. Duhamel du Monceau, y traducido al castellano con varias notas por el Dr. D. Casimiro Gomez de Ortega.

      Madrid 1773 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII tratado sobre los montes y bosques. Publicación: Madrid; Joaquin Ibarra, 1773 - 1774. Descripción fisica: Fol. (26,5 cm.) 2 volumenes. LX paginas., incluida portada, 427 páginas, 13 láminas plegadas. Tomo segundo: Anteportada, portada, 3 hojas, VII páginas, 311 páginas, 23 láminas Encuadernación original de época con nervios, tejuelo y dorados en el lomo. Conservación: Perfecto estado de conservación. El tomo primero falto de 2 cuadernillos que no los metieron en la época al encuadernarlo paginas 325 - 332 y 341 - 348. Completo de grabados. PSS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Introduction à l'étude des Corps Naturels tirés du Règne Végétal.

      Paris, Veuve Hérissant, 1773. - 2 volumes in-12. XVI. 456pp. 3pl. ; VIII. 396pp. 2ff. Brochés, couvertures papier décoré de l'époque, non rognés. Edition Originale. Jean Baptiste Bucquet (1746-1780) professeur de chimie à Paris et membre de l'Académie des Science, fut le maître de Fourcroy et le collaborateur de Lavoisier dont il avait compris le génie. Il a peu écrit et ses ouvrages sont rares. Ces deux volumes sont illustrés de 3 planches dépliantes. Manques de papier au dos, mais bon exemplaire, non rogné, avec ses couvertures d'origine (1 feuillet un peu sali). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         An interesting and very early letter written by the young Joseph Farington, from Houghton [Hall], dated October 4th 1773, and addressed to Mr [John] Boydell, Cheapside, London.

      N.p. 1773 - The letter is tipped onto a sheet of card, and the address panel has been window -mounted on the same card. 229mm x 185mm. 1773. "Sir, I received your letter this morning and the Bill for Thirty Pounds safe ! I am glad to find the drawings are in hand and hope they will be executed well. Brown will do the Paul Brills justice I dare say - We go on here very well and shall hope in a little time to send you good proof of it. The gentlemen of this County speak with great spirit of the work and seem inclined to encourage it properly. We all renew our compliments and good wishes to the Ladies and yourself. I am Sr. Your humble servant. Jos. Farington." In June of 1773 Joseph Farington went to Houghton Hall, in Norfolk, the seat of Sir Robert Walpole, the Earl of Orford, and stayed there for three years, employed along with his younger brother, and pupil, George Farington, in making drawings of its pictures, which were sold in 1779 to the Empress Catherine of Russia at a cost of £40,555, the value set on the Collection by Benjamin West and Cipriani, to the astonishment of Horace Walpole. They had been sent by Boydell to draw the paintings for his Collection of Prints after the most capital Paintings in England (2 volumes, 1782). The medium chosen for reproducing the drawings was not the superlatively finished line-engraving of the Woollett school, generally associated with Boydell and his versions of Old Master oil- paintings, but a combination of line-etching and aquatint. This was well suited to Farington's water-colours which were first drawn [as noted in this letter] in diluted brown or black ink, then washed over with a silver- grey tint to convey light and shade, and finished with thin, slight washes of pale colours. The Brill that Farington refers to may be the ‘beautiful landscape' by Paul Brill that is noted in the collection.

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         The history of the life of Nader Shah, king of Persia : Extracted from an eastern manuscript, which was translated into French by order of His Majesty the King of Denmark With an introduction containing, I a description of Asia, according to the

      London: Printed by J. Richardson, for T. Cadell in the Strand. , 1773. Title Continuation: /" the oriental Geographers. II. A short history of Persia from the earliest times to the present century : and an appendix, ..." [46], lxxii, 196 p. ; 8vo. Description: Introduction: A description of Asia, according to the Oriental geographers. A short history of Persia from the earliest times to the present century.--The history of the life of Nader Shah.--Appendix: An essay on Asiatick poetry. The history of the Persian language. Pieces relative to the French translation. An excellent clean example, now bound handsomely in a full leather binding, with gilt embellished spine.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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         Élémens d'Architecture ? [Première Partie]; [bound with:] Nouveaux Élémens d'Architecture ? Seconde Partie

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur ... et Chez Desnos, 1773. First edition. First part: 17 engraved plates, printed recto and verso, most hand-colored in wash and pink watercolor; second part: 36 numbered engravings and 12 supplemental plates (in two series numbered 1-6 each) by P.L. Bienvenue. [ii], 27, [1]; 22 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, smooth spine gilt all over with small volute tool, red morocco lettering-piece. Light wear along joints, internally fine. Architecture Textbook for Young Students The first two parts of Panseron's Elements of Architecture, a textbook for young students. The first part treats the five orders and other basic elements of architecture, the second deals with sculpture as it relates to architecture. A third part, published in 1776, explains the application of the five orders to construction. The parts were issued separately or together. [With:] Recueil des Profils d'Architecture Composé par le Sr. Panseron ... Engraved title and 54 (of 56) engraved plates showing architectural and design details of interiors, cornices, columns, etc. Paris: Chez Mondhare et Jean, n.d. [ca. 1773]. Contemporary quarter citron morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, with intials "F.B." at spine. Light spotting throughout, pinholes to margins.

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         Dictionnaire Portatif, Francois Et Hollandois ... Et Augmentee ... Dictionnaire Portatif, François Et Hollandois ... Huitième Édition, Corrigée ... Et Augmentée ... (Neder-Duitsch En Fransch Woorden-Boek)

      Abraham Blusse En Zoon, 1773, Hardback, 1773 EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-titled spine, raised bands with gilt-decoration. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 816 pages; Subjects: MARIN, Pieter.

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         A complete set of Baskerville's classics, in matching Kalthoeber bindings....

      Birmingham: Baskerville, 1757-, 1773. Seven volumes, quarto, in matching full contemporary red straight-grain morocco bindings, almost certainly by Kalthoeber, elaborate gilt borders on covers, gilt-decorated spines in 7 compartments, gilt-lettered in 3, all edges gilt and gauffred, blue-grey paper endpapers; a remarkably fine and compelling set, the first volume extra-illustrated by the insertion of an engraved title page by J. Goeree after G. Valk from an unidentified edition of Virgil. 'Astonishing all the librarians of Europe'. A glorious set of this great series of printed classics, a late eighteenth-century high point in printing and publishing and generally seen as Baskerville's greatest achievement alongside his famous Bible. The set consists of the first editions of each of Baskerville's classical authors (Virgil, Juvenal & Persius, Horace, Catullus, Terence, Sallust & Florus, and Lucretius),The superb bindings are unsigned, but the tools, materials, and style clearly indicate the work of Christian Kalthoeber, the famous German craftsman producing some of the finest bindings of the period in London during the 1780s and 1790s.The beauty of Baskerville's books lies not only in his celebrated and unmistakeable types, still honoured today in computer-produced fonts, but also in paper and ink, both manufactured under his supervision. This magnificent set is the result of the addition of these to Kalthoeber's distinctive and beautiful style of binding.'The famous quarto 'Virgil,' the first of those 'magnificent editions' which, in the words of Macaulay, 'went forth to astonish all the librarians of Europe' (History, ch. iii.), appeared in 1757, and is not too highly praised by Dibdin as 'one of the most finished specimens of typography' (Introduction to the Classics, ii. 554).A beautiful quarto 'Horace' appeared in 1770, and seems to have sold fairly well. He was thus tempted in 1772 to bring out a series of quarto editions of Latin authors Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, Lucretius, Terence and next year Sallust and Florus. These noble quartos are said to be incorrect texts; for their magnificence of type, paper, ink, and presswork there can only be unqualified praise. Nothing finer had yet been attempted in England.''The typography of Baskerville,' says Dibdin, 'is eminently beautiful... He united in a singularly happy manner the elegance of Plantin with the clearness of the Elzevirs... He seems to have been extremely curious in the choice of his paper and ink: the former being in general the fruit of Dutch manufacture, and the latter partaking of a peculiarly soft lustre, bordering on purple. In his italic letter, whether capital or small, I think he stands unrivalled; such elegance, freedom, and perfect symmetry being in vain to be looked for among the specimens of Aldus and Colinseus' (Introduction to the Classics, ii. 556).' (DNB).The modern study of Baskerville's printing is Philip Gaskell's Bibliography in which these appear as numbers 1 (first printing on wove paper, and his "first and perhaps finest book", with 20 additional names in the subscribers' list, a number unrecorded by Gaskell); 15; 39 (with engraved vignette title page, frontispiece, and 4 engraved plates by Gravelot, the latter appearing in only half of the edition, and on the higher of 2 qualities of paper); 43; 44; 46; 50; and 51....

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         The Anatomist Overtaken by the Watch Carrying Off Miss W-ts in a Hamper.

      (William Austin.) May 1, 1773 Hand-coloured etching; sl. creasing to left margin. 42.5 x 31cm.George, BM Satires 5119: A lean man wearing a doctor's tie-wig, is running from left. to right to escape from a watchman who stands springing his rattle. On the ground is a basket or hamper, the lid of which has fallen open to show the body of a young woman in a shroud. A short irate man points at the escaping figure, turning towards the lean aged watchman, who holds in his left hand a large lantern, and a tall stick, whose head is carved to represent a head. In the watchman's hat, which is tied on with a scarf, is a tobacco pipe in full blast. The fleeing Anatomist holds a tall cane in his left hand; under his left arm is a dilapidated skull. He has dropped a paper inscribed 'Hunter's Lectur[es]', showing that he is Dr. William Hunter 1718-83. Although esteemed as one of the leading anatomists of his day - Hunter was physician to Queen Charlotte and Professor of Anatomy to the Royal Society - it was rumoured that he was involved in, at worst, the commissioning of murder for the provision of bodies to his table, or a complete disregard for where his studies came from.

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         Fables nouvelles

      1773. DORAT, Claude Joseph. Fables nouvelles.Two volumes. [xxii], [2], 176; [177]-309, [3] pp. Illustrated with 2 engraved title-pages, 1 full-page plate (repeated), 1 title-page fleuron, 99 vignettes, and 99 culs-de-lampe all executed after designs by Pierre-Clément Marillier. 8vo., 204 x 131 mm, bound nineteenth-century calf-backed boards. A La Haye, Et se trouve à Paris: Chez Delalain, 1773.First Edition, first issue, of Dorat's Fables nouvelles. Gordon N. Ray described this edition as an "eighteenth-century masterpiece of miniature illustration." Cohen-De Ricci claimed that this work remains the "chef-d'oeuvre de Marillier, sous le rapport de la finesse de l'exécution et de l'esprit qui règne dans tous les jolis sujets qui l'ornent." Pierre-Clément Marillier (1740-1808) was praised by Dorat for these delightful interpretations of the author's verse. It was with good reason that Baron Roger Portalis described this artist as "The Master of the Infinitely Small." Of the two-hundred and two engravings herein there are indeed many masterpieces in miniature. Lewine quite simply states that, "In delicacy of execution, as well as in the beauty of the embellishments, the book rivals Les Baisers and must be regarded as Marillier's masterpiece." A very nice copy with fine impressions of all the plates. Lewine 150-151. Cohen-De Ricci 313-316. Ray, French 43 (with 4 reproductions). Portalis Les dessinateurs au XVIIIe siècle I, 367

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         A complete set of Baskerville's classics, in matching Kalthoeber bindings

      Baskerville, 1757-, Birmingham 1773 - Seven volumes, quarto, in matching full contemporary red straight-grain morocco bindings, almost certainly by Kalthoeber, elaborate gilt borders on covers, gilt-decorated spines in 7 compartments, gilt-lettered in 3, all edges gilt and gauffred, blue-grey paper endpapers; a remarkably fine and compelling set, the first volume extra-illustrated by the insertion of an engraved title page by J. Goeree after G. Valk from an unidentified edition of Virgil. 'Astonishing all the librarians of Europe'. A glorious set of this great series of printed classics, a late eighteenth-century high point in printing and publishing and generally seen as Baskerville's greatest achievement alongside his famous Bible. The set consists of the first editions of each of Baskerville's classical authors (Virgil, Juvenal & Persius, Horace, Catullus, Terence, Sallust & Florus, and Lucretius),The superb bindings are unsigned, but the tools, materials, and style clearly indicate the work of Christian Kalthoeber, the famous German craftsman producing some of the finest bindings of the period in London during the 1780s and 1790s.The beauty of Baskerville's books lies not only in his celebrated and unmistakeable types, still honoured today in computer-produced fonts, but also in paper and ink, both manufactured under his supervision. This magnificent set is the result of the addition of these to Kalthoeber's distinctive and beautiful style of binding.'The famous quarto 'Virgil,' the first of those 'magnificent editions' which, in the words of Macaulay, 'went forth to astonish all the librarians of Europe' (History, ch. iii.), appeared in 1757, and is not too highly praised by Dibdin as 'one of the most finished specimens of typography' (Introduction to the Classics, ii. 554).A beautiful quarto 'Horace' appeared in 1770, and seems to have sold fairly well. He was thus tempted in 1772 to bring out a series of quarto editions of Latin authors Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, Lucretius, Terence and next year Sallust and Florus. These noble quartos are said to be incorrect texts; for their magnificence of type, paper, ink, and presswork there can only be unqualified praise. Nothing finer had yet been attempted in England.''The typography of Baskerville,' says Dibdin, 'is eminently beautiful. He united in a singularly happy manner the elegance of Plantin with the clearness of the Elzevirs. He seems to have been extremely curious in the choice of his paper and ink: the former being in general the fruit of Dutch manufacture, and the latter partaking of a peculiarly soft lustre, bordering on purple. In his italic letter, whether capital or small, I think he stands unrivalled; such elegance, freedom, and perfect symmetry being in vain to be looked for among the specimens of Aldus and Colinseus' (Introduction to the Classics, ii. 556).' (DNB).The modern study of Baskerville's printing is Philip Gaskell's Bibliography in which these appear as numbers 1 (first printing on wove paper, and his "first and perhaps finest book", with 20 additional names in the subscribers' list, a number unrecorded by Gaskell); 15; 39 (with engraved vignette title page, frontispiece, and 4 engraved plates by Gravelot, the latter appearing in only half of the edition, and on the higher of 2 qualities of paper); 43; 44; 46; 50; and 51. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         STATUTI di Milano volgarizzati con note, e spiegazioni a pubblica intelligenza, e utilità. [volume primo e secondo] [Segue:] Supplementi al primo e al secondo volume degli Statuti di Milano volgarizzati.

      - In Milano, appresso Giuseppe Galeazzi regio stampatore, 1773-1775, tre parti legate in voll. 2, in-4, leg. coeva in piena pergamena, pp. XX, VIII, 409, [3], - [8], 315, [1], Con 2 tavv. ripiegate al primo volume. Buon esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Plate 14 (feet) from "Corps complet d'anatomie." Matted and framed

      Nancy: J. B. H. LeClerc, 1773. First printing. Gautier d'Agoty, Arnauld-Eloi. Plate 14 (feet) from Corps complet d'anatomie (Nancy: J. B. H. LeClerc, 1773). Mezzotint printed in colors by Gautier d'Agoty's 4-color method. Plate size approx. 535 x 390 mm. Archivally matted and framed.Arnaud-Eloi Gautier d'Agoty was the second son of the celebrated Jacques-Fabien Gautier d'Agoty (1717-86), who for thirty years held the royal privilege for color printing in France. J. F. Gautier d'Agoty was (or claimed to be) the inventor of the four-color method (red, blue, yellow and black) of printing mezzotints in color, an improvement on the three-color method devised in the early part of the 18th century by Jacques Christophe Le Blon. (d. 1741). Gautier d'Agoty obtained the color printing privilege in 1742, and over the next three decades he and his associates, including his son Arnauld-Eloi, issued a series of illustrated works, primarily on human anatomy, that were as radically original and dramatic in their size and artistic composition as they were in their manner of production. The series of large anatomical works issued by the Gautier d'Agotys concluded with Arnaud-Eloi's Corps complet d'anatomie (1773), "a major work of great merit and satisfaction . . . [The work's] fifteen plates follow a scheme of progress, from the classical figures at the start, to skeletal hands and feet; or we can see it as a strip performance, from fully clad nudes by stages to muscle and bone" (Franklin, A Catalogue of Early Colour Printing [1977], pp. 49-50). 40099

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         Anleitung zu der Bergbaukunst nach ihrer Theorie und Ausübung

      Wien, Trattner, 1773.. nebst einer Abhandlung von den Grundsätzen der Berg-Kammeralwissenschaft für die Kaiserl. Königl Schemnitzer Bergakademie. Mit 24 gefalteten Tafeln, 9 Blatt, 519 Seiten, 45 Seiten, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 26 x 21,5 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, sonst gut erhalten.

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         The Carpenter's Treasure

      1773. WALLIS, N. The Carpenter's Treasure; A collection of designs for temples, with their plans, gates, doors, rails, and bridges, in the gothic taste; With the centres at large, for striking gothic curves and mouldings; and some specimens of rails, in the Chinese taste: Forming a complete system for rural decoration. Unpaginated. Title-page plus 16 engraved plates. Large 8vo., 255 x 175 mm, bound in modern calf, black morocco spine labels with gilt borders. London: I. Taylor, [1773]. |~||~||~||~| "A New Edition." The plates are dated 6 Nov. 1773 and the first undated edition was evidently published by 1774, as the Taylor advertisement with it includes William Pain's Practical Builder published that year. A self-described architect, Wallis is best known as the author of three pattern-books. The Carpenter's Treasure, the third such work, provides 'rural decorations' -temples, gates, rails, and bridges - mainly in the Gothic style. An attractive copy. PROVENANCE: William Wilshere with his ex-libris. Wilshere served in the House of Parliament from 1837 to 1847. In 1858 he became the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire. Harris 902.

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         Geometria Subterranea, oder Unterirdische Meßkunst der Berg- und Grubengebäude, insgemein die Markscheidekunst genannt: Zum Besten derer, die sich dieser Wissenschaft wiedmen wollen,

      . nach einer sechs und dreysigjährigen Bemühung, in drey Theilen herausgegeben. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe. ... Leipzig, Johann Paul Kraus, 1773, 4°, 5 Blatt, 572 S., 10 Blatt + 8 gefaltete Kupferstichtafeln, etwas späterer Pergamenteinband..

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         L'Alambic des Loix (lois) - ou observations de l'ami des François sur l'homme et sur les loix

      (sans nom), Hispaan (Paris) 1773 - In-8° (20,5 x 13,5 cm), (4)-XVI-477-(2) pages. PLEIN MAROQUIN ROUGE D'EPOQUE, dos lisse richement orné, triple filet doré sur les plats avec fleurons d'angle, dentelle dorée intérieure, gardes de soie bleue, toutes tranches dorées. EDITION ORIGINALE de cet important ouvrage où Rouillé d'Orfeuil (1732-1791), brillant intendant de Châlons-en-Champagne (son pouvoir couvre l'actuelle Champagne-Ardenne), philosophe et libertin, énonce son système politique : séparation des pouvoirs, représentation de toutes les classes de citoyens dans deux chambres, division du territoire en départements, suppression des ordres monastiques, expulsion des moines et religieuses ne participant pas au développement économique, encouragement de l'essor démographique par la limitation de la durée des mariages et leur renouvellement, croissance de l'agriculture sur laquelle repose la création de valeur (ce en quoi il se rapproche de Quesnay et des Physiocrates), limitation de l'emprise des routes sur les terres, contrôle du commerce, arrêt de la colonisation, méfiance vis-à-vis du luxe et du crédit germes de spéculation, de décadence et de ruine. Sur ce dernier point, Rouillé attire l'attention du lecteur sur la responsabilité des femmes dans un chapitre intitulé « On ne peut trop veiller sur les femmes ». RARE EXEMPLAIRE COMPLET DE LA PREFACE autobiographique, paginée en chiffres romains. Reliure frottée et salie, anciennes taches d'encre sur les tranches ayant marqué les bordures de pages, sinon bon exemplaire en maroquin d'époque.

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         Dominus ac Redemptor [bound with:] Gravissimis ex causis

      Romae: ex Typographia Rev. Cam Apostolicae, 1773. First edition (?) of the first title (one of four editions in 1773). Extra-illustrated with engraved frontipiece portrait of Clement XIV by Alexius Giardoni. A-C4 D2; xxvii, [i]. *2; iv pp. Text in Latin with facing Italian translation; two columns. Text of both works (22.5 cm.) inlaid to larger sheets. 1 vols. 4to. Remboitage of contemporary pink satin over pasteboards, embroidered with gold thread to a design of interlacing ribbons and leafy curls, in the center the arms of Pope Clement XIV on a blue ground. First four leaves of first work slightly dampstained. Preserved in a cloth box. The Suppression of the Jesuits - Embroidered Binding with Pope Clement XIV's Arms A fundamentally important text in the history of the Catholic Church and its long and contentious history with the Society of Jesuits - expelled in this decree by Clement XIV - whose arms are beautifully embroidered on the covers.

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         The Beauties of the Poets: or a Collection of Moral and Sacred Poetry from the Most Eminent Authors

      Bristol 1773 - An extremely scarce first edition of this gorgeous Romantic era collection of lovingly chosen moral and sacred poetry. With a list of subscribers to the front. There were around twelve editions of this collection published up until 1810. This copy, the 1773 edition printed in Bristol, is the first. The NCBEL are aware of only one copy of this edition, making this an astonishingly scarce book. It is a local edition from Janes's home town. In fact this printing is so scarce that it is not recorded in the ESTC, making this book widely desirable. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally rubbed with slight loss to the leather and marks. The hinges are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean with just occasional light spotting. There isslight chipping to p5. There is an ink signature to the title dated 1775. Awonderful and rare bookinremarkable condition for its age. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Decade of Curious Insects: Some of them not Describ’d Before: shewn in their natural size.

      Printed for the Author by B.White. 1773 - pp.24 with 10 charming, hand coloured plates illustrating the insects both in life size and greatly enlarged. Bound in quarter cloth with marbelled boards. From the library and with the bookplate of Philip S. Corbet. Very good and beautifully clean. Very rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Elements of Navigation: or the Practical Rules of the Art, Plainly Laid Down, and Clearly Demonstrated from their Principles; with Suitable Examples to these Rules. To which are Annexed all the Necessary Tables

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, and for Geo. Robinson ... and A. Donaldson, 1773. First edition. 14 folding engraved plates, numerous diagrams, tables. xvi, [2, errata], 510 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary brown calf, red leather spine label.. Small chip to upper right joint, corners bumped; text slightly browned, occasional light spotting. An attractive, sound copy.

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      Copenhagen: Chez Nicolas Möller, 1773. First edition in French, with half-title. 24 plates, two of which have hand-colored diacritical marks (of Arabic text) and initials; folding genealogical table; large fold-out map hand-colored in outline. 1 f. (half-title), [i]-xliii, [xliv-xlvi], [1]-372 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Full period raintree calf, spine gilt, boards tooled with floral border gilt. Short closed tear in folding map repaired, some minor dampstaining in margins. Fine. With the large fold-out map of Yemen hand-colored in outline. Niebuhr really only covered a small triangle of Yemen in his exploration, but as Palgrave stated"... that (his) intelligence and courage which first opened Arabis to Europe.". He was the source for Gibbon on Arabia.

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