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         La Galerie des Combinateurs, ouvrage dédié aux Actionnaires de la Loterie de l' Ecole Royale Militaire. Par M. Gräff. Avec 4 Planches gravées en Taille- douce.

      Paris, Couturier ; Merigot ; et chez l' Auteur. (P. 303 : "De l' Imprimerie de L. F. Delatour. 1772.") 1773 - Petit in- 8, (170 x 115 mm.) ; (2)- XXXII- 303- (1) pp. et 4 planches gravées ; basane jaspée fauve, dos lisse orné, roulette or sur les coupes, tranches rouges, rel. de l' ép. Texte dans un double encadrement noir. Seule édition. M.- L. Legay, (in "Les Loteries Royales dans l' Europe des Lumières") : "(Cet ouvrage est) l' un des mieux faits de tous les écrits --- sur la Loterie de l' Ecole Militaire. Il indique la manière de diriger ses mises à l' aide de 264 tableaux appuyés sur les principes les plus clairs de la probabilité la plus évidente. (Journal des Savants, 1773). La méthode de Gräff se basait sur l' opération du compas ordinaire et du compas à verge, invention de son cru ; sur une science des probabilités en plein essor --- et annonçait des traités plus complets comme celui de Parisot, en 1801, véritable traité de mathématiques : L' Art de Conjecturer à la Loterie." Meusnier de Querlon, (in Affiches, Annonces et Avis divers, 1773) : "Cet ouvrage, qui sort de l' imprimerie du Sr Delatour, quoique composé presqu' entièrement de chiffres, a je ne sais quoi de ragoûtant. Il est du moins très- proprement imprimé, d' une netteté rare & orné de cadres." Cf. également catalogue de l' expo "La Règle du Jeu", Bib. Sainte- Geneviève, en ligne. Petits accrocs à la coiffe supérieure, deux coins légèrement émoussés, autres défauts mineurs, intérieurement neuf, fort bon ex. Des bibliothèques "Jacques Ronssin, A Rouen", et Daniel Pichon, avec ex- libris. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Orlando Furioso [Mad Orlando] (First Baskerville edition with extra plates)

      Birmingham: Datorchi di G. Baskerville, per P. Molini e G. Molini, 1773. 4 vols. 8vo. Original Tree calf and Morocco with raised bands and gold leaf on spine and covers, as well as all edges. Binding restored by Sasha Mosalov with imperfections showing. Pages clean. This copy with 48 engravings, 2 of which are first states before lettering. 362, [28] with 5 lines of errata; 450; 446; 446 pp. Provenance: from the collection of Charles Walker Andrews (1861-1946) an attorney in Syracuse, whose father Charles Andrews (1827-1918) was the Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. Henry Cohen, p. 31; Brunet, I, p. 488; Lowndes, I, p. 63 Description from the Princeton Univ. Library: Late in his career, John Baskerville printed an edition of Orlando Furioso for the Molini brothers, an Italian printing firm based in Paris. This beautiful four-volume set of Ariosto's 50,000 line poem is illustrated with forty-six engraving (plus a frontispiece), designed by some of the most celebrated artists of that time. A new engraving begins each new episode of the author's work and the artists appear to have been given much freedom in their designs. The twenty-one artists don't often get credit and so, here's the complete list. Frontispiece portrait is after a painting by Titian (ca. 1485/90?-1576), drawn by Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen (1720-1778) and engraved by Etienne Ficquet (1719-1794). The plates were designed by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785); Charles Nicolas Cochin II (1715-1790); Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen (1720-1778); Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805); Charles Monnet (1732-after 1808); Jean-Michel Moreau the Younger (1741-1814). The engravings were cut by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728-1815); Pierre Philippe Choffard (1730-1809); Antoine Jean Duclos (1742-1795); Emmanuel Jean de Ghendt (1738-1815); Isidore Stanislas Henri Helman (1743-?1806/9); Benott Louis Henriquez (1732-1806); Nicolas de Launay (1739-1792); Joseph de Longueil (1730-1792); Pietro Antonio Martini (1738-1797); Jean Massard (1740-1822); Jean-Michel Moreau, the Younger (1741-1814); Nicolas Ponce (1746-1831); Benoit Louis Prevost (1747-ca. 1804); and Jean-Baptiste-Blaise Simonet (1742-after 1813).

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         Orlando Furioso [Mad Orlando]. (First Baskerville edition with extra plates)

      Birmingham: Datorchi di G. Baskerville, per P. Molini e G. Molini 1773 - 4 vols. 8vo. Original Tree calf and Morocco with raised bands and gold leaf on spine and covers, as well as all edges. Binding restored by Sasha Mosalov with imperfections showing. Pages clean. This copy with 48 engravings, 2 of which are first states before lettering. 362, [28] with 5 lines of errata; 450; 446; 446 pp. Provenance: from the collection of Charles Walker Andrews (1861-1946) an attorney in Syracuse, whose father Charles Andrews (1827-1918) was the Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.Henry Cohen, p. 31; Brunet, I, p. 488; Lowndes, I, p. 63Description from the Princeton Univ. Library: Late in his career, John Baskerville printed an edition of Orlando Furioso for the Molini brothers, an Italian printing firm based in Paris. This beautiful four-volume set of Ariosto's 50,000 line poem is illustrated with forty-six engraving (plus a frontispiece), designed by some of the most celebrated artists of that time. A new engraving begins each new episode of the author's work and the artists appear to have been given much freedom in their designs. The twenty-one artists don't often get credit and so, here's the complete list. Frontispiece portrait is after a painting by Titian (ca. 1485/90?-1576), drawn by Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen (1720-1778) and engraved by Etienne Ficquet (1719-1794).The plates were designed by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785); Charles Nicolas Cochin II (1715-1790); Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen (1720-1778); Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805); Charles Monnet (1732-after 1808); Jean-Michel Moreau the Younger (1741-1814).The engravings were cut by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728-1815); Pierre Philippe Choffard (1730-1809); Antoine Jean Duclos (1742-1795); Emmanuel Jean de Ghendt (1738-1815); Isidore Stanislas Henri Helman (1743-?1806/9); Benott Louis Henriquez (1732-1806); Nicolas de Launay (1739-1792); Joseph de Longueil (1730-1792); Pietro Antonio Martini (1738-1797); Jean Massard (1740-1822); Jean-Michel Moreau, the Younger (1741-1814); Nicolas Ponce (1746-1831); Benoit Louis Prevost (1747-ca. 1804); and Jean-Baptiste-Blaise Simonet (1742-after 1813).

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         Elements de la Politique ou Recherche des Vrais Principes de l'Economie Sociale.

      Londres, 1773. - 6 volumes in-8. Plein veau, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale très rare. Dubuat-Nançay (1732-1787) économiste et diplomate est considéré comme disciple de Cantillon et sa conception de l'ordre naturel était proche de celle des Physiocrates. Dans ces volumes où il analyse l'organisation sociale, "se trouvent traités d'une manière neuve et originale pour le temps une foule de questions aujourd'hui résolues" (Coquelin et Guillaumet). Portrait de Raynal en frontispice. Rousseurs. Bon exemplaire en reliure de l'époque. Cf. Contant, Les Idées économiques et financières du Comte Du Buat Nançay. Coquelin et Guillaumin, I, 621. Spengler, p. 142 et s. Quérard, II, 613. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Veduta di Piazza Navona sopra le rovine dle Circo Agonale

      1773. " - PRIMO STATO DI QUATTRO - Acquaforte e bulino, 1773 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ""doppio cerchio e giglio e lettere CB"", con pieni margini, lieve traccia della consueta piega centrale, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Esemplare in barbe di uno dei capolavori dela grafica del XVIII secolo. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell'autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780." " - THE FIRST STATE OF FOUR - Etching and engraving, 1773, signed on plate at the lower right. Example from the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB"", with margins, very good condition. A great example of one of the Piranesi's masterpiece. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building." Hind 108, I/IV, Focillon 733. 700 470

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

      Copenhagen und Leipzig, Pelt 1773 (Bd 1) und 1756-57; Band 1 in neuer Auflage, Bde 2 und 3 in EA; 3 Bde; (30) 704, (26) 684, (18) 382 S. mit 1 gest. Portrait, 3 gest. Titelvignetten, 1 gest. Vignette im Text und 21 gefaltete Kupfertafeln; Pbd d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (gering bestoßen, vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig oder papierbedingt gebräunt, Name auf Vorsatz; insgesamt gute Exemplare) Äußerst seltene komplette Ausgabe von Heuermanns Chirurgie. Der Band 1 mit etwas abweichenden Titel: \"Abhandlungen der vornemsten Chirurgischen Operationen am menschlichen Cörper mit Abzeichnungen der hiezu erforderlichen nötigen und neuen Instrumenten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Chirurgie

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         Veduta della Piazza di Monte Cavallo

      1773. " - PROVA DI STAMPA SCONOSCIUTA A HIND - Acquaforte e bulino, 1773 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Si tratta di una prova di stampa della lastra, avanti le ombreggiature a bulino nel centro della piazza, qui in prevalenza bianco. Tiratura sconosciuta al catalogo di Hind. Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana ""doppio cerchio e giglio e lettere CB"", con pieni margini, lieve traccia della consueta piega centrale, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Esemplare meraviglioso. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell'autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780." " - UNKNOWN PROOF STATE - Etching and engraving, 1773, signed on plate at the lower right. Proof state underscribed by Hind, before the addition of the burin in the ground in the middle of the square. Example from the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB"", with margins, very good condition. A great example. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building." Hind 103, stato non descritto; Focillon 732. 705 475

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         Institutiones physiologicae auctore L. M. A. Caldanio,

      typis Cominianiis,, Patavii, 1773 - In 8° (19×13 cm); XVI, 477, (3) pp. Legatura coeva in cartoncino molle con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Quattro note a carattere medico chiosate da mano coeva al margine bianco di altrettante pagine. Una leggerissima ed ininfluente gora, praticamente invisibile, esemplare un po’ lento e nel complesso esemplare in buone-ottime condizioni di conservazione, ancora in barbe ed ad ampi margini. Marca tipografica cominiana al frontespizio. Antica firma di appartenenza privata al recto del piatto "Dr. Baglioni". Prima non comune edizione, stampata a Padova da Giuseppe Comino, di questo importantissimo studio del grande medico, fisiologo, anatomista e scienziato bolognese, Marco Antonio Leopoldo Caldani (Bologna, 21 novembre 1725 – Padova, 30 dicembre 1813). Le sue "Institutiones physilogicae" erano talmente apprezzate che furono elette come testo di studio in numerosissime università europee per tutta la seconda metà del settecento e la prima metà dell’ottocento. Laureatosi in Medicina e Filosofia a Bologna nel 1750 lavorò inizialmente nell’ospedale di S. Maria della Morte come assistente e portando avanti studi ed esperimenti di anatomia e fisiologia che lo resero ben presto conosciuto in tutto Europa, tanto che già nel 1755 ricopriva la cattedra di Medicina Pratica presso l’università di Bologna." Il Caldani aveva richiamato subito l’attenzione del mondo scientifico per i suoi studi sperimentali sull’elettricità animale e per aver aderito alla dottrina fisiologica di Albrecht von Haller della irritabilità e sensibilità animale, che tuttavia contribuì a rivedere criticamente. Proprio l’adesione alla teoria Halleriana lo coinvolse in aspre polemiche nel tradizionale mondo accademico bolognese, tanto che il Caldani, amareggiato per la dura ostilità dei colleghi, maturò la decisione di lasciare Bologna e nel 1760 Nel 1764 infine accettò la cattedra di medicina teorica dell’Università di Padova offertagli dai Riformatori dello Studio. All’Università di Padova il Caldani fu professore per oltre 40 anni, fino al 1806, succedendo a Giovanni Battista Morgagni sulla cattedra di anatomia nel 1772. Nel 1758 si era già recato a Padova per ascoltare le lezioni di Morgagni e conoscerlo di persona". Raro ed in più che buone condizioni di conservazione. Rare and a good copy. Rif. Bibl.: Rothschuh & Risse p.140.

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         Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos: In a Series of Letters Addressed to the Royal Society, From the Honourable Sir W. Hamilton, K. B. F. R. S. His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Court of Naples. To which are Added, Explanatory Notes by the Author Hitherto Unpublished.

      T. Cadell 1773 - Second edition. iv, 179, (1). Rebacked with original spine laid down. Bound in quarter calf. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. Five plates and one fold out map, collated complete. Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) was a Scottish diplomat, antiquarian, archaeologist and vulcanologist. He served as British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples from 1764 to 1800. "Vesuvius erupted several times during Hamilton's years in Naples, especially in 1767, 1779, and 1794, and on each occasion he made careful observations. Elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1766, he submitted to the society many observations and drawings of active volcanoes, which were published in the Philosophical Transactions over the period 1767 to 1795." - ODNB Letter I - Observations on Mount Vesuvius, to the Earl of Morton 1766. Letter II - Observations on Mount Vesuvius, to the Earl of Morton 1767. Letter III - Additional information gleaned from peasants regarding the eruption, to Mathew Maty 1768, Letter IV - Account of a Journey to Mount Etna, to Mathew Maty 1769. Letter V - Remarks upon the Nature of the Soil of Naples, and its Neighbourhood, to Mathew Maty 1770. Condition: Very good. Bumped with some shelfwear. Occasional scattered foxing, most pronounced to the title page. Closed tear measuring approx 1cm to gutter of title page. Two ink stamps to the verso of the title page, page 31. Small closed tear to the map measuring approx 1cm, as well as one very small chip and some offsetting. Small pencil inscriptions to the pastedown. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A tour through Sicily and Malta

      1773. BRYDONE Patrick. A tour through Sicily and Malta in a series of letters to William Beckford. London, printed for W.Strahan and T.Cadell, 1773. Due volumi in 8vo; cc.6n.nn.,pp.374, 1n.n. con errata; cc.4n.nn.,pp.287. Esemplare nitido. Bella legatura in bazzana coeva, dorsi a cordoni, doppio tassello con titolo e fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Rara prima edizione di quest'opera che ebbe grande diffusione tra i viaggiatori inglesi dell'epoca tanto da essere più volte ristampata ed anche tradotta in francese e tedesco. Il clima di Napoli, le isole Eolie con Lipari e Stromboli, le coste della Calabria, l'Etna, la festa di Santa Rosalia a Palermo, la pesca del pescespada, il gesticolare dei siciliani, i pistacchi, la liquerizia e la pietra saponara. Tutta la Sicilia. Di Malta l'autore descrive le industrie, le sue produzioni, il cotone, le arance e il grano. Il porto, gli edifici pubblici, la chiesa di St.John, la cospirazione degli schiavi turchi. Ed inoltre l'antica città di Melita, il corpo di polizia, i duelli, le corse di cavalli, i rapporti con la Sicilia. Pine Coffin, 770.2; Graesse I, pag.561.

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         Museum Schoepflini. Tomus Prior [all published]…I. Lapidarium…II. Marmorarium…III. Vasarium. Edited by Jeremias Jacob Oberlin

      Two fine engraved headpieces, 17 engraved plates (one folding), three woodcut plates (two folding), & some woodcuts in the text (two full-page). 5 p.l., 50, [2], [51]-90, [2], [91]-184 pp. Small 4to, a handsome northern European "mirror" binding of cont. sheep with a mottled central panel surrounded by lighter frames, sides decorated in blind, gilt fillets round sides, spine finely gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Strasbourg: J. Lorenz, 1773 [the parts are dated on the divisional titles: 1770, 1772, & 1773]. First edition of the catalogue of the antiquities and several books and manuscripts given to the Strasbourg museum by Schoepflin (1694-1771), professor of history at the city's university. He is most famous for his Vindiciae Typographicae (1760), in which he published a number of important documents on the earliest period of printing. Schoepflin formed important collections of rare stones and marbles, ancient vases, and books. This is the first volume of Oberlin's catalogue of the collections; no more were published. The final pages of the third part describe a Chinese writing instrument ("pencillos"), a book printed by the Jesuits in China, and a manuscript in Tangutani. Oberlin (1735-1806), was professor of logic at the University of Strasbourg and the author of many scholarly works. Fine and handsome copy. ? Bigmore & Wyman, II, pp. 318-23. Murray, Museums, Vol. III, p. 62.

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         Plantae Selectae

      [Nuremberg], 1773. Folio, 10 parts in one volume. (20 1/4 x 14 inches). 3 mezzotint portraits of Trew, G.D. Ehret and J.J. Haid, 10 engraved section titles, all heightened in red and gold, 100 hand-coloured engraved plates by Johann Jacob Haid and Johann Elias Haid after Georg Dionysius Ehret, with lettering heightened in gold. Contemporary diced russia, covers with outer decorative rule and roll-tool border, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, lettered in one, the others with symmetrical overall tooling composed from various small tools (flowers in the main), narrow gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapersProvenance: Beriah Botfield (Christie's London, 30 March 1994, lot 89)One of the greatest eighteenth century botanical books, with 100 exquisite plates after paintings by Georg Dionysius Ehret.Georg Dionysius Ehret, the greatest botanical artist of the 18th century, was unrivalled in his ability to"achieve realism, majesty, ineffable colour, all in one breathtaking look." (Hunt). He was born in Heidelberg in 1710, and originally worked as a gardener, practising drawing in his spare time. His artistic abilities led him into the service of a Regensburg banker named Leskenkohl who had commissioned him to copy plates from van Rheede tot Draakestein's Hortus indicus malabaricus (1678-1693). It was during this period that Trew met Ehret."Trew was a Nuremberg physician, anatomist, and botanist who at various times served as dean of the medical school at Nuremberg, as an Imperial Counselor, and as personal physician to the Emperor. He was made a Pfalzgraf and served as a patron of botanical (and anatomical) illustrators, filling roughly the same position in Germany as that occupied by Sir Hans Sloane in England" ( Clevland Collections p.397). Trew was to remain a friend and patron of Ehret's throughout his life, and by 1742 the germ of what was to become the present publication was already under discussion when Trew wrote to Christian Thran in Carlsruhe "Every year I receive some beautifully painted exotic plants [by Ehret] and have already more than one hundred of them, which with other pieces executed by local artists, should later on ... constitute an appendicem to Weinmann's publication."Ehret moved to London in the late 1730s, where he painted the recently introduced exotics at the Chelsea Physic Garden and established himself as a teacher of flower-painting and botany. Discussions about the projected work continued by letter until in 1748 when Johann Jacob Haid of Augsburg agreed to produce the engravings from Ehret's drawings. The first part was published in 1750, with six subsequent parts appearing before Trew's death 1769. The text to the final three parts remained unwritten and the plates to parts IX and X were still to be produced. The work was bought to a conclusion by Benedict Christian Vogel, Professor of Botany at the University of Altdorf.This copy does not include the engraved general title, or the portrait of Vogel, as issued when the decuria or part titles are present.Gerta Calmann, Georg Ehret, Flower painter Extraordinary (1977) p.97; Dunthorne 309; Great Flower Books p.78; Hunt 539; Nissen BBI1997; Pritzel 9499; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 15.131.

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         With association to his early surveying career, document handwritten by George Washington with his rare full large signature!

      n.p., c. 1773. 6.5" x 4". "Autograph Document Signed ""George Washington"" in text, 1 page, 6.5"" x 4"", inlaid to 7.75"" x 10.5"". Circa 1773. Neatly titled beneath document ""Original Document (Inlaid) all in the handwriting / of / George Washington."" Mended with tape on verso at mid-horizontal fold and silked. Fine condition.Signed in full in the text! In 1751, 19-year-old George Washington surveyed a tract of land containing 445 acres for Richard Seymour who, 22 years later, does not intend to oppose the Issuing of a Patent to the Heirs of the George's late stepbrother, Major Lawrence Washington, ""for whose use & Benefit the said Land was Surveyed."" - Seymour asked George Washington to write this certification for his signature.In full, ""I do hereby certifie that I lay no claim to a Tract of Land Surveyed in my name in the Barrens of Bullskin; adjoining the Lines of Grub, Alexander and others, and containing by a Survey made by Mr George Washington for 445 Ac[re]s and that, it is not my Intention to oppose the Issuing of a Patent to the Heirs of Maj[o]r Law[renc]e Washington dec[ease]d for whose use & Benefit the said Land was Surveyed.This was written by Washington for Richard Sanford. On February 4, 1773, George Washington wrote Lord Fairfax that this tract was surveyed for Lawrence Washington in the name of Richard Sanford. From George Washington's Field Book: ""25 March 1751. For Richard Sanford. 445 acres between the South Fork of Bullskin Run and Long Marsh Run. Granted to Charles Washington, 20 October 1774."" Charles Washington (1738-1799) was George's youngest brother. When Lawrence Washington (1718-1752) died, he left his estate, Mount Vernon, to his widow Anne Fairfax Washington. When she died in 1761, his half-brother George Washington inherited the estate."

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         With association to his early surveying career, document handwritten by George Washington with his rare full large signature!

      n.p.: , c. 1773. n.p., c. 1773. 6.5" x 4". "Autograph Document Signed ""George Washington"" in text, 1 page, 6.5"" x 4"", inlaid to 7.75"" x 10.5"". Circa 1773. Neatly titled beneath document ""Original Document (Inlaid) all in the handwriting / of / George Washington."" Mended with tape on verso at mid-horizontal fold and silked. Fine condition.Signed in full in the text! In 1751, 19-year-old George Washington surveyed a tract of land containing 445 acres for Richard Seymour who, 22 years later, does not intend to oppose the Issuing of a Patent to the Heirs of the George's late stepbrother, Major Lawrence Washington, ""for whose use & Benefit the said Land was Surveyed."" - Seymour asked George Washington to write this certification for his signature.In full, ""I do hereby certifie that I lay no claim to a Tract of Land Surveyed in my name in the Barrens of Bullskin; adjoining the Lines of Grub, Alexander and others, and containing by a Survey made by Mr George Washington for 445 Ac[re]s and that, it is not my Intention to oppose the Issuing of a Patent to the Heirs of Maj[o]r Law[renc]e Washington dec[ease]d for whose use & Benefit the said Land was Surveyed.This was written by Washington for Richard Sanford. On February 4, 1773, George Washington wrote Lord Fairfax that this tract was surveyed for Lawrence Washington in the name of Richard Sanford. From George Washington's Field Book: ""25 March 1751. For Richard Sanford. 445 acres between the South Fork of Bullskin Run and Long Marsh Run. Granted to Charles Washington, 20 October 1774."" Charles Washington (1738-1799) was George's youngest brother. When Lawrence Washington (1718-1752) died, he left his estate, Mount Vernon, to his widow Anne Fairfax Washington. When she died in 1761, his half-brother George Washington inherited the estate."

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         Museum Schoepflini. Tomus Prior [all published]...I. Lapidarium...II. Marmorarium...III. Vasarium. Edited by Jeremias Jacob Oberlin

      1773. Two fine engraved headpieces, 17 engraved plates (one folding), three woodcut plates (two folding), & some woodcuts in the text (two full-page). 5 p.l., 50, [2], [51]-90, [2], [91]-184 pp. Small 4to, a handsome northern European "mirror" binding of cont. sheep with a mottled central panel surrounded by lighter frames, sides decorated in blind, gilt fillets round sides, spine finely gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Strasbourg: J. Lorenz, 1773 [the parts are dated on the divisional titles: 1770, 1772, & 1773].First edition of the catalogue of the antiquities and several books and manuscripts given to the Strasbourg museum by Schoepflin (1694-1771), professor of history at the city's university. He is most famous for his Vindiciae Typographicae (1760), in which he published a number of important documents on the earliest period of printing.Schoepflin formed important collections of rare stones and marbles, ancient vases, and books. This is the first volume of Oberlin's catalogue of the collections; no more were published. The final pages of the third part describe a Chinese writing instrument ("pencillos"), a book printed by the Jesuits in China, and a manuscript in Tangutani.Oberlin (1735-1806), was professor of logic at the University of Strasbourg and the author of many scholarly works.Fine and handsome copy.? Bigmore & Wyman, II, pp. 318-23. Murray, Museums, Vol. III, p. 62.

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         Plantae Selectae

      [Nuremberg] 1773 - (20 1/4 x 14 inches). 3 mezzotint portraits of Trew, G.D. Ehret and J.J. Haid, 10 engraved section titles, all heightened in red and gold, 100 hand-coloured engraved plates by Johann Jacob Haid and Johann Elias Haid after Georg Dionysius Ehret, with lettering heightened in gold. Contemporary diced russia, covers with outer decorative rule and roll-tool border, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, lettered in one, the others with symmetrical overall tooling composed from various small tools (flowers in the main), narrow gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers Provenance: Beriah Botfield (Christie's London, 30 March 1994, lot 89) One of the greatest eighteenth century botanical books, with 100 exquisite plates after paintings by Georg Dionysius Ehret. Georg Dionysius Ehret, the greatest botanical artist of the 18th century, was unrivalled in his ability to"achieve realism, majesty, ineffable colour, all in one breathtaking look." (Hunt). He was born in Heidelberg in 1710, and originally worked as a gardener, practising drawing in his spare time. His artistic abilities led him into the service of a Regensburg banker named Leskenkohl who had commissioned him to copy plates from van Rheede tot Draakestein's Hortus indicus malabaricus (1678-1693). It was during this period that Trew met Ehret. "Trew was a Nuremberg physician, anatomist, and botanist who at various times served as dean of the medical school at Nuremberg, as an Imperial Counselor, and as personal physician to the Emperor. He was made a Pfalzgraf and served as a patron of botanical (and anatomical) illustrators, filling roughly the same position in Germany as that occupied by Sir Hans Sloane in England" ( Clevland Collections p.397). Trew was to remain a friend and patron of Ehret's throughout his life, and by 1742 the germ of what was to become the present publication was already under discussion when Trew wrote to Christian Thran in Carlsruhe "Every year I receive some beautifully painted exotic plants [by Ehret] and have already more than one hundred of them, which with other pieces executed by local artists, should later on . constitute an appendicem to Weinmann's publication." Ehret moved to London in the late 1730s, where he painted the recently introduced exotics at the Chelsea Physic Garden and established himself as a teacher of flower-painting and botany. Discussions about the projected work continued by letter until in 1748 when Johann Jacob Haid of Augsburg agreed to produce the engravings from Ehret's drawings. The first part was published in 1750, with six subsequent parts appearing before Trew's death 1769. The text to the final three parts remained unwritten and the plates to parts IX and X were still to be produced. The work was bought to a conclusion by Benedict Christian Vogel, Professor of Botany at the University of Altdorf. This copy does not include the engraved general title, or the portrait of Vogel, as issued when the decuria or part titles are present. Gerta Calmann, Georg Ehret, Flower painter Extraordinary (1977) p.97; Dunthorne 309; Great Flower Books p.78; Hunt 539; Nissen BBI 1997; Pritzel 9499; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 15.131. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Chart of New South Wales or the East Coast of New Holland, Discovered and Explored by Lieutenant J.Cook, Commander of his Majesty's Bark Endeavour, in the Year MDCCLXX.

      1773 - London: Strahan & Cadell, 1773. Coloured. 375 x 800mm. Original binding folds flattened. Important sea chart depicting Cook's discoveries on the east coast of Australia, engraved by W.Whitchurch for Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'. After observing the Transit of Venus from Tahiti, Cook's brief was to search for the 'Terra Australis Incognita'. Sailing west he accurately mapped New Zealand for the first time, then moved north, discovering the east coast of Australia. Orientated with north to the right, the chart shows Cook's route from Cape Howe north to Cape York. However, having already run aground once, Cook sailed outside the dangerous reefs and so the coast between Cape Flattery and Cape Weymouth was not mapped. These reefs and islands he called 'The Labyrinth'

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         Stowe: A Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard Grenville Temple, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham. New Edition, with All the Alterations and Improvements that Have Been Made Therein, to the Present Time. With the Description of the Inside of the House.

      Printed for J. and F. Rivington, London 1773 - 44pp. Recent beatiful dark brown panelled calf with lighter brown calf inlays and blind decorations on the sides, spine with five raised bands, gold decorations, and red calf labels lettered in gold. The binding is signed by Starr Bookworks. Two large foldout plans, double-spread foldout plate, and eighteen plates with engravings of views and plans. Old repair to one of the foldouts. A near fine copy. ; Octavo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         A treatise on education.

      12mo., vii(i)256pp., wanting the front free endpaper, contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lines and a crimson morocco label. A very good copy.Publisher: Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & W. Creech. Sold, at London, by T. Cadell.Year: 1773Edition: First edition.

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

      Nürnberg, George Peter Monathische Buchhandlung 1773-1774; Neue Aufl.; 2 Bände in 1.; ca 24x19 cm; (8) 327 Seiten mit 3 Kupfertafeln; (4) 344 (20) Seiten mit 15 (meist gefaltete) Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung (Einband etwas leicht bestoßen, Kapitale mit kleinen Abrissen, vordere Vorsatzblätter und die ersten 5 Blätter etwas fleckig, sonst kaum fleckig; insgesamt gutes Exemplar) Der wichtige 4. Teil mit dem Zwischentitel: Von dem Gebrauche der nothwendigsten und nüzlichsten astronomischen Instrumenten und der verschiedenen Art mit denenselbigen in der praktischen Sternkunde zu beobachten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos: In a Series of Letters Addressed to the Royal Society, From the Honourable Sir W. Hamilton, K. B. F. R. S. His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Court of Naples. To which are Added, Explanatory Notes by the Author Hitherto Unpublished.

      T. Cadell, 1773. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition. iv, 179, (1). Rebacked with original spine laid down. Bound in quarter calf. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. Five plates and one fold out map, collated complete. Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) was a Scottish diplomat, antiquarian, archaeologist and vulcanologist. He served as British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples from 1764 to 1800. "Vesuvius erupted several times during Hamilton's years in Naples, especially in 1767, 1779, and 1794, and on each occasion he made careful observations. Elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1766, he submitted to the society many observations and drawings of active volcanoes, which were published in the Philosophical Transactions over the period 1767 to 1795." - ODNB Letter I - Observations on Mount Vesuvius, to the Earl of Morton 1766. Letter II - Observations on Mount Vesuvius, to the Earl of Morton 1767. Letter III - Additional information gleaned from peasants regarding the eruption, to Mathew Maty 1768, Letter IV - Account of a Journey to Mount Etna, to Mathew Maty 1769. Letter V - Remarks upon the Nature of the Soil of Naples, and its Neighbourhood, to Mathew Maty 1770. Condition: Very good. Bumped with some shelfwear. Occasional scattered foxing, most pronounced to the title page. Closed tear measuring approx 1cm to gutter of title page. Two ink stamps to the verso of the title page, page 31. Small closed tear to the map measuring approx 1cm, as well as one very small chip and some offsetting. Small pencil inscriptions to the pastedown.

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         Recueil d'arrets du Parlement de Paris, pris des mémoires de feu M. Pierre Bardet .

      Avignon, Roberty, 1773. - LIVRES Belle impression d'Avignon d'un texte important. 2 volumes in-folio. Plein veau raciné, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre maroquin rouge, tranches rouges. Reliure de l'époque en bon état.

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         A tour through Sicily and Malta

      London, printed for W.Strahan and T.Cadell 1773 - BRYDONE Patrick. A tour through Sicily and Malta in a series of letters to William Beckford. London, printed for W.Strahan and T.Cadell, 1773. Due volumi in 8vo; cc.6n.nn.,pp.374, 1n.n. con errata; cc.4n.nn.,pp.287. Esemplare nitido. Bella legatura in bazzana coeva, dorsi a cordoni, doppio tassello con titolo e fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Rara prima edizione di quest'opera che ebbe grande diffusione tra i viaggiatori inglesi dell'epoca tanto da essere più volte ristampata ed anche tradotta in francese e tedesco. Il clima di Napoli, le isole Eolie con Lipari e Stromboli, le coste della Calabria, l'Etna, la festa di Santa Rosalia a Palermo, la pesca del pescespada, il gesticolare dei siciliani, i pistacchi, la liquerizia e la pietra saponara. Tutta la Sicilia. Di Malta l'autore descrive le industrie, le sue produzioni, il cotone, le arance e il grano. Il porto, gli edifici pubblici, la chiesa di St.John, la cospirazione degli schiavi turchi. Ed inoltre l'antica città di Melita, il corpo di polizia, i duelli, le corse di cavalli, i rapporti con la Sicilia. Pine Coffin, 770.2; Graesse I, pag.561. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A GRAMMAR of the IBERNO-CELTIC or IRISH LANGUAGE

      Marchbank et al, Dublin 1773 - VG book. FINE text. Modern rebind in black morocco. (8),(i),ii-li,(1)-192pp. Text block edges all stained red [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Candidus: or, All for the Best. In two parts. Translated from the French.

      Printed for B. Long and T. Pridden 1773 - complete with half-title, half-title stained, the stain diminishing over the next few leaves, minor staining elsewhere, pp. 252, 12mo, modern calf backed boards, some lines in pencil in the margins, sound. An early and scarce edition of Candide in English (7th overall, 4th London). ESTC locates 4 copies in the UK, 3 in the US, and one in South Africa. In fact, not as many as 10 copies of any of the pre-1800 editions are recorded in ESTC, they being published in Edinburgh, Dublin, and Berwick, besides London. (ESTC T186641)

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      Brunet III, col. 647; Cox II, p. 303; Hill 160. First French translation of one of the most popular 18th-century books on the Pacific, and the main source of early knowledge of the Pelew or Palau Islands in Micronesia. In 1773, the Antelope under command of Captain Henry Wilson was shipwrecked near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group. The crew managed to reach shore, where they were well treated by the natives. They built a small boat from the wreck, in which they reached Macao. They took Lee Boo, the son of Abba Thulle, King of the Palau Islands, with them to England where he made a very good impression. Unfortunately, he soon died of smallpox. George Keate (1729-1797), a friend of Captain Wilson and of Voltaire, composed the relation from the journals and oral communications of the Captain and some of his officers. Keate also published books on poetry and history. With manuscript owner's inscription on title-page. Binding worn along the extremities. Some faint browning along the extremities and a couple occasional spots. A good copy.

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         Empfehlungsschreiben einer Freimaurer-Loge aus St. Petersburg von 1778 - Handgeschriebenes Zertifikat auf Kupferstichvorlage].

      Schmuckblatt mit einem Rahmen aus gestochenen Freimaurersymbolen und handschriftlichem Empfehlungsschreiben für Andreas Schlick. Das in französischer Sprache in St. Petersburg verfasste Certifikat, vermutlich aus der Loge Urania, ist unterzeichnet von Wladimer Louquine (Meister des Stuhls), Ernst Jacob Opitz und Abraham Curtius (Kontrolleure). Außerdem bestätigt der Hamburger Kaufmann [Johann Philipp] Grooten, der 1773 nach St. Petersburg übergesiedelt war, die Richtigkeit der Angaben (Ne Varietur). Grooten gründete die Firma J. P. Grooten in St. Petersburg. - In dem Schreiben an eine unbekannte Loge bitten die Unterzeichner, Bruder Andreas Schlick (wahrscheinlich ursprünglich Makler aus Lübeck) wohlwollend zu empfangen und ihn in seiner Tempelarbeit zu unterstützen. Einige Textstellen, so auch der Name der Loge, sind als kryptische Zeichen dargestellt. Etwa mittig ist das rote Wachssiegel der Loge platziert. - Das Blatt ist angerändert, etwas fleckig und hat Faltspuren. Eine Fehlstelle an der linken unteren Blattecke (ca. 4 x 2 cm). Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar.[Freimaurer, Logen, Loge, Orient, Freemason, Franc-Macon, Zertificat, Loge zur Verschwiegenheit, Loge zur vollkommenen Einigkeit, Loge Apollo, Loge Harpokrates, Loge Asträä, Loge Hygea, Rosenkreuzer, Nowikow, Muse Uranie, Rosenkreuzer, Freimaurerzeichen, Freimaurersymbole, Helene Grooten, Helene Grootten, Helene Maschmeyer, Helena Maschmeyer]

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         Geschichte des Nadir Schah, Kaysers von Persien. In persischer Sprache verfasset von Mirsa Mohammed Mahadi Khan Masanderani. Aus dem Persischen ins

      - Französische übersetzt vom Herrn William Jones. Nach der Französischen Ausgabe ins Deutsche übersetzet. Greifswald, A. F. Roese, 1773, Gr.-8°, Titelblatt mit Kupferstich-Vignette, 20 Blatt, 504 S., mit einigen Kupferstich-Vignetten, moderner, kräftiger Halbledereinband mit 4 unechten Bünden, schwarzem Seiden-Rückenschild, Buntpapierdeckeln und Vorsätzen aus altem Papier. Bitte beachten: aufgrund des Gewichts ist der Versand nur als DHL-Paket zu 6 € (innerhalb Deutschlands) möglich!

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         Allgemeine Abhandlung von den Fischereyen, und Geschichte der Fische, die dadurch verschaffet werden, und die sowohl zum Unterhalte der Menschen, als zu vielen andern Arten von Gebrauche dienen, die sich auf die Künste und den Handel beziehen. Mit vielen Kupfertafeln. In dieser Uebersetzung mit Anmerkungen herausgegeben von Daniel Gottfried Schreber.

      Leipzig - Königsberg, Johann Jacob Kanter, 1773. Frontispiz + Titel + 8 n.n. + 204 + Zwischentitel + 438 + Zwischentitel + 328 S. OLd. Drei Bände in einem Band. Mit dem Frontispiz und 73 von 86 Tafeln. Vgl. Brunet II, 871. Nissen ZBI 1187. - Besitzsign. a. verso des Frontispizes (schlägt leicht durch), Gbrsp., tlw. etw. fleckig bzw. feuchtigkeitsrandig, Tafeln neu eingefaltet - Läsuren u. Einrisse an den Rändern. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Fischerei; Land- u. Forstwirtschaft

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         Allgemeine Abhandlung von den Fischereyen, und Geschichte der Fische, die dadurch verschaffet werden, und die sowohl zum Unterhalte der Menschen, als zu vielen andern Arten von Gebrauche dienen, die sich auf die Künste und den Handel beziehen. Mit vielen Kupfertafeln. In dieser Uebersetzung mit Anmerkungen herausgegeben von Daniel Gottfried Schreber.

      Leipzig - Königsberg, Johann Jacob Kanter 1773 - Frontispiz + Titel + 8 n.n. + 204 + Zwischentitel + 438 + Zwischentitel + 328 S. OLd. Drei Bände in einem Band. Mit dem Frontispiz und 73 von 86 Tafeln. Vgl. Brunet II, 871. Nissen ZBI 1187. - Besitzsign. a. verso des Frontispizes (schlägt leicht durch), Gbrsp., tlw. etw. fleckig bzw. feuchtigkeitsrandig, Tafeln neu eingefaltet - Läsuren u. Einrisse an den Rändern.

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         OEUVRES DE M. FRANKLIN.TRADUITES DE L'ANGLOIS SUR LA QUATRIEME ÉDITION.AVEC DES ADDITIONS NOUVELLES.

      Paris. 1773. - Two volumes bound in one. 338,318,[2]pp., plus twelve plates and frontispiece portrait. Quarto. Half titles. Contemporary mottled calf, ornate gilt-tooled spine, gilt morocco label, edges painted red. Spine somewhat chipped, hinges rubbed, moderate edge and corner wear. Remnants of bookplate on front pastedown. Some foxing and tanning. Good plus. The first French edition of Franklin's complete works on electricity, based on the fourth and best British edition, combined with the first French editions of a number of other works of Franklin's, including some published for the first time in book form in the present volume. An earlier edition of the electricity section, with about half the material, was published in 1752; the present first section includes all the material in the comprehensive fourth edition in English, published in London in 1769. The first volume is devoted entirely to electricity, with the addition of several pieces not included in any previous editions. The second volume contains other scientific writings, including works on meteors, his improvements on chimneys (the "Franklin stove"), sections on population increase, inoculation, music, the "magic circles", and other topics. This edition was translated by Jacques Barbeu Dubourg, a leading philosopher and one of Franklin's closest friends in France. This copy contains the portrait of Franklin not found in all copies. Scarce, and important for its various contents. FORD 315.

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         OEUVRES DE M. FRANKLIN...TRADUITES DE L'ANGLOIS SUR LA QUATRIEME ÉDITION...AVEC DES ADDITIONS NOUVELLES...

      Paris, 1773. Two volumes bound in one. 338,318,[2]pp., plus twelve plates and frontispiece portrait. Quarto. Half titles. Contemporary mottled calf, ornate gilt-tooled spine, gilt morocco label, edges painted red. Spine somewhat chipped, hinges rubbed, moderate edge and corner wear. Remnants of bookplate on front pastedown. Some foxing and tanning. Good plus. The first French edition of Franklin's complete works on electricity, based on the fourth and best British edition, combined with the first French editions of a number of other works of Franklin's, including some published for the first time in book form in the present volume. An earlier edition of the electricity section, with about half the material, was published in 1752; the present first section includes all the material in the comprehensive fourth edition in English, published in London in 1769. The first volume is devoted entirely to electricity, with the addition of several pieces not included in any previous editions. The second volume contains other scientific writings, including works on meteors, his improvements on chimneys (the "Franklin stove"), sections on population increase, inoculation, music, the "magic circles", and other topics. This edition was translated by Jacques Barbeu Dubourg, a leading philosopher and one of Franklin's closest friends in France. This copy contains the portrait of Franklin not found in all copies. Scarce, and important for its various contents. FORD 315.

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         OEUVRES DE M. FRANKLIN, DOCTEUR ES LOIX. TRADUITES DE L'ANGLOIS SUR LA QUATRIEME EDITION., PAR M. BARBEU DUBOURG. AVEC DES ADDITIONS NOUVELLES ET DES FIGURES EN TAILLE-DOUCE.

      CHEZ QUILLAU L'AINE, LIBRAIRE; ESPRIT, LIBRAIRE DE M. LE DUC DE CHARTRES ET L'AUTEUR. 1773 - 2 TOMES EN UN VOLUME IN-4 (20 X 24 X 5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (6) + XXII + (2) + 338 ET (4) + XIII + (3) + 338 + (2) PAGES, RELIURE A LA BRADEL CARTONNAGE RECOUVERT DE PAPIER MARBRE, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN NOIR. ILLUSTRE D'UN PORTRAIT EN FRONTISPICE ET DE 12 PLANCHES REPLIEES HORS TEXTE. LE PREMIER VOLUME TRAITE DE L'ELECTRICITE, LE SECOND VOLUME DES METEORES, CHAUFFOIRS DE PENNSYLVANIE, POPULATION, INOCULATION, LUMIERE DE L'EAU DE LA MER, POLITIQUE, FROID PRODUIT PAR L'EVAPORATION, LETTRES. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         LA CORNEIDE POEMA EROI-COMICO DEL DOTTOR CORNOGRAFO colle annotazioni di Cornelio Tacito il Moderno

      1773. In Cornicopoli per Luca Cornigerio all'insegna del Capricorno (ma Lucca) 1773 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + occhietto + 274 + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in mezza tela. Piatti in cartone verde. Titolo calligrafato al dorso. Frontespizio figurato inciso su rame e 6 tavole calcografiche fuori testo una in principio di ciascun canto il tutto disegnato e inciso da D. Aspar. Edizione originale, stampata in forma pseudonima e con l'indicazione di stampa "per Luca Cornigerio all'insegna del Capricorno", di questo lunghissimo poema licenzioso in 71 canti in ottave di Giovanni De Gamerra incentrato sui tradimenti coniugali e i mariti sfortunati nel corso dei secoli, a cominciare da Adamo. Il poema piacque a Voltaire per "les jolis vers et la parfaite connaissance de l'antiquité et des moeurs modernes" e a Ranieri Calzabigi, che la paragonò all'"Hudibras" del Butler prediligendola ai capolavori della poesia eroicomica italiana, la "Secchia Rapita" e il "Ricciardetto". Giovanni De Gamerra (Livorno, 1743-Vicenza, 1803), avventuriero, poeta e librettista, fu in gioventù abate ma lasciò la tonaca per entrare nell'esercito austriaco come sottotenente. Poeta di corte a Vienna nel 1775 grazie all'intercessione di Metastasio, si recò nel 1786 a Napoli per un piano di riforma teatrale, ma ne fu cacciato da Ferdinando IV l'anno seguente perché sospetto di idee rivoluzionarie. Cfr: Parenti Prime edizioni italiane, p. 251. Parenti Falsi luoghi di stampa p. 62. Gay-Lemonnyer I 731. Brunet VI 14914. Melzi I p. 256.

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         Voyage en Sicile et dans la Grande Grèce, adressé par l'auteur à son ami Mr. Winckelmann

      - Chez Franç. Grasset, A Lausanne 1773, In-12 (10x17cm), XII, 370pp., relié. - French Edition. Legatura in piena pelle di pecora marrone screziato. Indietro con i nervi decorati. come Allegato all'Avana marocco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Coiffes épidermées. 2 coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire. La Grande Grèce est le nom donné par les grecs à l'espace colonisé en Sicile et en Italie du sud. En s'adressant à Winckelmann par lettre, l'auteur relate son voyage de 1767, les découvertes artistiques, historiques et archéologiques en passant par les villes de Palerme. Moreale. Trapani. Marsala. Mazzara. Campobello. Agrigente. Syracuse. Messine. Biscari. Catane. Taormina. Crotone. Tarente. Otrante. Lecce. Brindisi. Bari. Bisceglie. Canosa. Avellino. L'ensemble n'est pas dépourvu d'anecdotes, notamment sur la tarentelle et les morsures de la tarentule... Le voyage est suivi d'un Mémoire sur le royaume de Sicile par le Comte de ZInzindorf, qui est une description politique et géographique de l'île de la Sicile, avec un voyage sur l'Etna.  

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         Epreuves des caractères de la fonderie de Joseph Gillé, graveur et fondeur des Caractères de l'Imprimerie des Départemens de la Guerre, Marine & Affaires Étrangères. [Suivi de] Nouveaux fleurons et vignettes sur différens corps.

      Paris, J. Gillé, 1773. - in-8, 64 feuillets non chiffrés (le dernier blanc), imprimés d'un seul coté (en face à face), dont 3 repliés ; 33 ff. de même pour "Nouveaux fleurons.". Reliure du XIX°s. demi-chagrin fauve, dos à nerfs, fleurons dorés, chiffre P. J. en queue, tête or, couverture de papier bleu (façon colportage) conservée (les deux plats sont ornés de filets typographiques formant caissons). Édition originale. Remarquable catalogue de caractères d'imprimerie et d'ornements typographiques gravés sur bois. Il s'agit du deuxième livret typographique de Joseph Gillé. Le premier avait paru en 1764, un troisième sera imprimé en 1778. Le fils de Joseph, Joseph-Gaspard, prendra la direction de l'imprimerie vers 1790, il deviendra l'un des meilleurs typographes de la période néo-classique. (Audin, Les Livrets typographiques des fonderies françaises, p. 110). - Exemplaire restauré à l'époque de la reliure. L'angle supérieur des 30 premiers feuillets a été doublé pour colmater une galerie de ver (sans atteinte au texte), ainsi qu'une mouillure ancienne, forte sur les 10 premiers feuillets ; quelques petits trous de vers dans la marge extérieure pour la suite du volume ; petites piqûres sur le titre (celui-ci moins atteint par la mouillure). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Relation des Îles Pelew, situées dans la partie occidentale de l'océan pacifique; composée sur les journaux et les communications du Capitaine Henri Wilson, et de quelques-uns de ses Officiers, .Paris, Le Jay and Maradan, 1788. 2 volumes. 8vo. With engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map of the Palau Islands, Philippines and the Chinese Sea, 12 folding engraved plates and 3 engraved portraits. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines.

      - Brunet III, col. 647; Cox II, p. 303; Hill 160. First French translation of one of the most popular 18th-century books on the Pacific, and the main source of early knowledge of the Pelew or Palau Islands in Micronesia. In 1773, the Antelope under command of Captain Henry Wilson was shipwrecked near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group. The crew managed to reach shore, where they were well treated by the natives. They built a small boat from the wreck, in which they reached Macao. They took Lee Boo, the son of Abba Thulle, King of the Palau Islands, with them to England where he made a very good impression. Unfortunately, he soon died of smallpox. George Keate (1729-1797), a friend of Captain Wilson and of Voltaire, composed the relation from the journals and oral communications of the Captain and some of his officers. Keate also published books on poetry and history. With manuscript owner's inscription on title-page. Binding worn along the extremities. Some faint browning along the extremities and a couple occasional spots. A good copy.

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

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

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

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

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         Voyage en Sicile et dans la Grande Grèce, adressé par l'auteur à son ami Mr. Winckelmann

      Chez Franç. Grasset 1773 - - Chez Franç. Grasset, A Lausanne 1773, In-12 (10x17cm), XII, 370pp., relié. - Edition originale française. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Coiffes épidermées. 2 coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire. La Grande Grèce est le nom donné par les grecs à l'espace colonisé en Sicile et en Italie du sud. En s'adressant à Winckelmann par lettre, l'auteur relate son voyage de 1767, les découvertes artistiques, historiques et archéologiques en passant par les villes de Palerme. Moreale. Trapani. Marsala. Mazzara. Campobello. Agrigente. Syracuse. Messine. Biscari. Catane. Taormina. Crotone. Tarente. Otrante. Lecce. Brindisi. Bari. Bisceglie. Canosa. Avellino. L'ensemble n'est pas dépourvu d'anecdotes, notamment sur la tarentelle et les morsures de la tarentule. Le voyage est suivi d'un Mémoire sur le royaume de Sicile par le Comte de ZInzindorf, qui est une description politique et géographique de l'île de la Sicile, avec un voyage sur l'Etna. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] French Edition. Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back with nerves decorated. as Exhibit in Havana morocco. XII, 370pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         4 Bände. Das neu eröfnete Münzcabinet, darinnen merkwürdige und viele bishero noch nirgends mitgetheilte Gold- und Silbermünzen zu finden, die richtig in Kupfer abgebildet, beschrieben und erläutert werden.

      Nürnberg, Bauers. 1761-1773. - Mit 4 (wdh.) Frontispizen, 4 (wdh.) Titelvignetten, 40 Textholzschnitten, 180 Kupfern auf 96 (teils aufklappbaren) Tafeln. 376, 342, 340, 234 Seiten. 21,5 x 17 cm, Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Lederecken, Farbschnitt. Einzige Ausgabe, mehr nicht erschienen. Schön gebundenes vollständiges Exemplar. Kaum gebräunt, überwiegend sauber erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Traité de Composition Musicale Fait par le Célébre. Traduit en francais par le Sr. Pietro Denis.

      Gr.8. 2 Bll., 272 gestochene Seiten. Grüner Pappband der Zeit Schöner Druck der erstmals 1773 erschienenen französischen Übersetzung des "Gradus ad Parnassum", einem Lehrbuch über die Grundlagen des Kontrapunkts. - Einband bestoßen, Rücken lädiert. Gelenke schwach. Etwas stockfleckig. Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Jacques Simon Herz (1794-1880), Komponist und Klavierlehrer in Paris, Bruder des gefeierten Klaviervirtuosen Henri Herz.

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         Melanges de Litterature, d'histoire, et de philosophie. Nouvelle edition.

      Zacharie Chatelain & Fils Amsterdam Five volumes complete 1773 - Small octavo. Complete 5 volume set of this interesting French work by Alembert who was a distinguished mathematician, philosopher, physicist and astronomer. This set is from the Duke of Devonshire's library at Chatsworth via the Cavendish library at Holker Hall (now Cumbria). Contemporary full French calf, now sl worn, the spines with red lettering pieces, gilt ornaments and bands. One or two ends worn, but all boards are attached and each volume with the gilt name Chatsworth to the upper boards. A Good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Stowe: A Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard Grenville Temple, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham... New Edition, with All the Alterations and Improvements that Have Been Made Therein, to the Present Time. With the Description of the Inside of the House.

      London: Printed for J. and F. Rivington. 1773. Hardcover. 44pp. Recent beatiful dark brown panelled calf with lighter brown calf inlays and blind decorations on the sides, spine with five raised bands, gold decorations, and red calf labels lettered in gold. The binding is signed by Starr Bookworks. Two large foldout plans, double-spread foldout plate, and eighteen plates with engravings of views and plans. Old repair to one of the foldouts. A near fine copy. ; Octavo .

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         Contes moraux et nouvelles idylles de D.. et Sal. Gessner.

      s.e, 1773. In 16, pp. 230. Rilegat. modesta m. pergamena, tassello e oro. Al frontespizio vignetta xilografica raffigurante scena agreste con putto assiso sotto una pianta con flauto e circondato da cani e capre firmata Chovin Se. Testatine e frontalini. Contiene di Diderot: Les deux amis de Bourbonne e Entretien d'un père et de ses enfants; di Gessner: gli Idilli. Cop. modesta con abrasioni ai bordi e cerniere sup. del dorso staccate.

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         De iure belli ac pacis libri tres. Cum adnotationibus selectis J.F.Gronovii & auct. J.Barbeyracii. Acc. H.Grotii dissertatio de mari libero et libellus de aequitate, indulgentia & facilitate. Edidit atque praefatus est Meinardus Tydeman. Mit gestochenem Porträt und gestochenem Titel.

      Utrecht, Schoonhoven 1773 - XLII S., 3 Bl., XXXVII, 1034, 43 S., 16 Bl. Pergamentband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Deckelfileten mit Eckfleurons, goldgeprägten (etwas oxydierten) Wappensupralibros (leicht fleckig, 3 Schließbänder fehlen). - Erste von M. Tydemann edierte Ausgabe. – Ter Meulen-D 611. – „Aufbauend auf seinem unveröffentlichten ersten Werk, legte Grotius auch die Grundlagen für das Völkerrecht in seinem Buch De jure belli ac pacis („Über das Recht des Krieges und des Friedens“). Das 1625 in Paris erschienene Buch gilt als Grotius’ Meisterwerk, das im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert zahlreiche Auflagen erfuhr. Hugo Grotius beschreibt darin zum einen das Recht, welches in Kriegs- und in Friedenszeiten zwischen den Völkern zu gelten habe, zum anderen geht er aber noch viel weiter und zeigt „das Recht der ganzen Menschheit, d. h. alle Rechtsverhältnisse – auch zwischen Einzelpersonen – innerhalb der magna generis humani societas“ auf, so dass das Werk als Abhandlung zum Naturrecht zu klassifizieren ist. / / Vgl. Wikipedia.- Drucktitel mit Namenseintrag, nur teilweise leicht gebräunt. Gutes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera omnia cum delectu commentariorum, in usum serenissimi delphini. Tomus undecimus, qui epist. ad famil. primus. Tomus duodecimus, qui epist. ad famil. secundus. Tomus tertius decimus, qui epist. ad Atticum primus. Tomus quartus decimus qui epist. ad Atic. &cc. Secundus.

      ex Typographia Seminarii apud Joannem Manfrè, 1773. In 8 p., pp. 355, 367, LXXII+465, 521. Rilegat. coeva t. pergamena, titoli in oro impressi al dorso. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio, Fenice che sorge dalle fiamme, sole alto al centro. Motto 'Post fata resurgo'. Tagli marmorizzati. Capilettera e finalini. Mende e segni del tempo alle copp. Segno a penna sul foglio di guardi del piatto ant. del vol. XIV°. Rarissime e lievi fiorit. alle prime e alle ultime carte. Interno fresco.

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