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        MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL. To which is added A Catalogue of his Works, and Observations upon them.

      London, R. and J. Dodsley, 1760.FIRST EDITION 1760. 8vo, approximnately 215 x 125 mm, 8½ x 5 inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Handel by T. Chambars, pages: (2), 208, lacks half - title, bound in full mottled calf, gilt ruled border to covers, pretty gilt decorated spine, gilt lettered label, all edges pale yellow. Expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down, small dark blemish to top of upper cover near to spine, new front endpaper in matching old paper, tiny chip to lower corner of label, corners just slightly worn, title page and margins of frontispiece faintly browned, very occasional slight pale foxing, slight foxing to top margin of final page, otherwise contents bright and clean. A very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A View General of the City de Havana of Amerique. Vue Generalle de la Ville de Havanne en Amerique.

      1760 - Paris, Daumont, c.1760. Original colour. 209 x 370mm. A faint stain in title area. A 'vue d'optique' of Havana, designed to be looked at through a zograscope, with the title in reverse above the view. The naive style of colouring is standard for these prints, but the English version of the title is unusually inept. In the foreground are a number of ships, including a galleon firing its cannon. The chain boom can be seen across the entrance of the harbour.

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        Les Hindous.Paris, chez l'auteur & H. Nicolle, 1808-1812. 4 volumes. 1mo (ca. 56 x 41 cm). Title-pages of each volume with hand-coloured etched vignette, and 288 etched plates (36 double-page) printed in colour and finished by hand. Contemporary red half morocco, gold-tooled spine, shell-marbled sides.

      Abbey, Travel 430; Colas 2767 ("ce livre est rare et il n'existe que très peu d'exemplaires complets"); cf. Hardgrave, "A portrait of Black Town", in: Changing Visions, Lasting Images, pp. 31-46. Rare first edition of Solvyns's Les Hindous, a rich and compelling ethnographic portrait of India, with accompanying text in French and English. Francois Baltazard Solyns (1760-1824) resided in Calcutta from 1791 to 1804. In 1794 he began work on a series of plates portraying the Hindus of Calcutta. This series was published in 1799 as A collection of two hundred and fifty coloured etchings, but, lacking the appeal of the picturesque, it proved a financial failure. In 1804 he left India for France, redrew the plates and published them in the present striking volumes.In very good condition, with some foxing, tear in lower right corner of the first title-page, bindings show some wear, spines damaged. Extraordinary visual record of life in India at the end of the 18th century.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Tob. Con. Lotter n. G. de I'Isle, "Mappa totius mundi".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1760, 45 x 64. Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären, oben in der Bildmitte große Titelkartusche, rechts und links davon Karten der Pole. Mit Einzeichnung der Entdeckungsreisen im Pazifik und Ind. Ozean.

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        Breviary] Das geistliche Seelenmahl oder Officium für die Abgestorbenen

      Brünn: Johann Paul Krauss, [c.1760] - A beautiful Italian armorial binding of the mid 18th-century, similar in style to those promoted by the Salvioni firm, in the original pull-off case. OCLC locates only one copy of this scarce German breviary, in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BINDING, ARMORIAL, ITALIAN) 8vo. Engraved title in each volume (vols. II- IV reading "Unser Lieben Frauen -"). 189; [2], 193-390; [2], 393-590; 190 pp. Contemporary Italian binding of full brown morocco, covers gilt with two outer border rolls, corner-pieces, and arms (of Prince-Bishopric of Trent?), spine gilt in six compartments, a.e.g., Dutch gilt endpapers. Light wear to corners, else fine. In original morocco pull-off case, tooled in gilt to match, lined with Dutch gilt paper. Some wear and splitting to edges of box [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Summary, Historical and Political, of the First Planting, Progressive Improvements, and Present State of the British Settlements in North-America. [in Two Volumes]

      London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1760. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Second British edition. Professionally rebound in rustic spotted calf with new black leather spine labels, gilt titles, new endpapers, new head- and footbands. Includes scarce folding map. Folds of map professionally reinforced on reverse. Shallow 1 inch chip from fore-edge margin of vol. 2 title page, loss from top corner of vol. 1 title page professionally repaired, 'Bishop of Nova Scotia' in period ink on vol. 2 title page. 1760 Full-Leather. viii, 568; iv, 416 pp. 8vo. Includes fold-out map engraved by T. Kitchin, entitled A New Map of the British Dominions in North America; with the Limits of the Governments annexed thereto by the late Treaty of Peace, and settled by Proclamation, October 7th 1763. Sabin 20726: "This work was originally printed in numbers, as by W. D., M.D., the first of which appeared in 1747. The first volume was finished in 1749, the second in 1751. The death of the author, in October, 1752, prevented the completion of the work." Evans 6992, 7885. Wright Howes, while acknowledging its significance, did not think much of it in terms of historical accuracy: Howes D436: "First American history of the whole country... A vast reservoir of untrustworthy information." American National Biography, however, sees it differently: "His grand history, A Summary, Historical and Political, of the... British Settlements in North America, was first issued in serial form in 1747, then published in two volumes in 1749 and 1752. Opinionated and encyclopedic, it was an impressive achievement with an informative, if digressive, account of colonial life. Incomplete at his death, the Summary is an important source book, and it enjoyed a wide circulation among American and European intellectuals. Adam Smith used it in his research for The Wealth of Nations and had praise for the ''honest and downright Dr. Douglass.''" (Peter R. Virgadamo). The reference to digression may be a result of Douglass's tangent relating to the treatment of smallpox in this work: "Douglass sought to advance colonial medicine and to reform it along the lines of European institutions. He imported medical books, introduced new medicines, instructed local physicians, and began research on epidemic diseases such as smallpox. When smallpox broke out in 1721, he used Thomas Sydenham's ''cold regimen'' but to little avail as the worst epidemic in Boston's annals swept through the town... After the epidemic Douglass focused his medical research exclusively on smallpox, determined to reduce the mortality rate of the disease in Boston. Before he could complete his work on a new method of treatment, another epidemic occurred in 1730. This time Douglass approved the use of inoculation but insisted upon strict medical controls. In 1730 he also published the preliminary results of his research, A Practical Essay concerning the Small Pox. A concise scientific treatise, this was the first colonial publication to utilize large-scale statistics for medical purposes." (ibid) From the title pages: Vol. I.: Containing I. Some general Account of ancient and modern Colonies, the granting and settling of the British Continent and West-India Island Colonies, with some transient Remarks concerning the adjoining French and Spanish Settlements, and other Remarks of various Natures. II. The Hudson's-Bay Company's Lodges, Fur and Skin Trade. III. Newfoundland Harbours and Cod-Fishery. IV. The Province of L'Acadie or Nova Scotia; with the Vicissitudes of the Property and Jurisdiction thereof, and its present State. V. The several Grants of Sagdahock, Province of Main, Massachusetts-Bay, and New-Plymouth, united by a new Charter in the present Province of Massachusetts-Bay, commonly called New-England.; Vol. II.: I. The History of the Provinces and Colonies of New-Hampshire, Rhode-Island, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jerseys, Pensylvania, Maryland, and Virginia; their several original Settlements and gradual Improvements; their Boundaries, Produce and Manufactures, Trade and Navigation, Laws and Government. II. Their Natural History, Religious Sectaries, Paper Currencies, and other Miscellanies. III. Several Medical Digressions, with a curious Dissertation on the Treatment of the Small-Pox, and Inoculation.

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        CEDULA de su Magestad de diez de noviembre de mil setecientos cinquenta y siete, aprovando las Ordenanzas que han de observar los Artes de Tintoreros de Sedas, y Lanas de estos Reynos. Año 1760.

      S.l.n.d. (Mallorca, 1760). - Petit in-folio. (1f.blanc). 8pp. (1f.blanc). Broché. Règlement imprimé à Mallorca pour les teinturiers des Baléares. Il contient les spécifications techniques auxquelles ils devaient se conformer pour le blanchiment du textile et pour l'élaboration des différentes couleurs primaires (le bleu, le rouge, le jaune et le noir) à partir desquelles étaient composées toutes les nuances colorées pour la teinture des soies, laines, fils et cotons. Très rare. Manque à Palau et à l'ensemble des bibliothèques consultées. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        VOGTLAND; Vogtlandiae, altkolorierter Kupferstich von J.B. Homanns Erben, um 1760, Mittelpunkt: Zeulenroda, zeigt das Gebiet Gera-Zwickau-Hof-Saalfeld, 49x55 cm

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        Prospeckt der heutigen Stadt Jerusalem. Altkolorierter Kupferstich mit Legende von F. Kraus bei G. J. Borowsky, Wien, ca. 1760. 29,7 x 50,2 cm.

      . . Einige restaurierte Randeinrisse und Fehlstellen. - sehr rares Blatt! Vgl. Exemplar in der Jewish National Library, Tel Aviv.l

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat K. Schöneborn]
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        Prospeckt der heutigen Stadt Bethlehem. Von der Morgenseite betrachtet. Altkolorierter Kupferstich mit Legende von F. Kraus bei G. J. Borowsky, Wien, um 1760. 27,9 x 49,5 cm.

      . . Einige restaurierte Randeinrisse. - Äußerst rares Blatt, mir bisher einzig nachweisbar in der Jewish National Library, Tel Aviv.

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. Fast Kniestück im Profil nach links im mittleren Alter. Großes Brustbild des jungen Königs im Oval auf einem Sockel, "Frideric Rex Borussoru El.Br.".

      . Kupferstich v. Phl. Andr. Kilian, um 1760, 52,5 x 38 (H). Von Campe 242; Le Blanc 42. Drugulin 6750. - Kupferstich von J. G. Wille (1715 Bieberthal - 1808 Paris). - Gefasst in einem Rokokostandrahmen mit Wappen. Seltenes zeitgenössisches Porträt. - Schönes Blatt.

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        Versuch über die Gesetzgebung vom Verfasser der Philosophischen Träume

      Zürich, bey Orell und Comp. 1760 - Ein schmaler Band in kl. 8vo.; (2), 84 Seiten; Buntpapierumschlag der Zeit, am Rücken etwas gebräunt und mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, innen von den Rändern her leicht gebräunt, Titel leicht stockfleckig, sonst sauber und frisch, ein gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. Isaac Iselin studierte Jura und war Ratschreiber seiner Heimatstadt Basel. Er gilt als der erste deutschsprachige Physiokrat. Bei seinen philosophischen Studien beschäftigte er sich auch intensiv mit Montesquieu's Esprit des Lois. Diese bedeutende Schrift inspirierte ihn zum Entwurf seines "Versuch über die Gesetzgebung" (Ulrich im Hof, II, S. 405). Humpert 12684 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        FLOS SANCTORUM Y HISTORIA GENERAL EN QUE SE ESCRIBE LA VIDA DE LA VIRGEN

      Imprenta de Don Juan de Bezàres. 1760 - Barcelona. 1760. 13h+586h. 30X20. Pergamino. Clasica Obra eclesiastica. Muy buen estado. 2.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TA., Bischöfflicher Palast, "Veduta del Cortile del Palazzo Arcivescovale con una parte del Duomo in Milano. - Vue de la Cour ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ), um 1760, 28 x 40,5. Nicht bei Fauser. Unter der Ansicht Legende in ital. und franz. Sprache.

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        Kst.- Karte, b. Tob. Con Lotter, "Theatrum belli Rußorum Victoriis illustratum sive Nova et accurata Turcicarum et Tartaricum ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, um 1760, 49 x 57. Mit zwei dek. fig. Kartuschen. Gebiet Gluchow, Gasta, Halbinsel Krim, Chozim. Tadellos!

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        Gesamtans., v. Tejo aus, "A general Vien of the City of Lisbone the capitel of Portugal. - Vue general ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) anonym, dat. 1760, 21 x 37. Seltenes Blatt, in Grossbritannien gedruckt 1760. . Zeigt Lissabon kurz nach dem Erdbeben vom Tejo aus. Auf dem Tejo zahlreiche Schiffe.

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        Giphantie

      Babylone (Paris): n.p., 1760. Octavo, with four engraved plates by Cochin after Desfriches illustrating the second work "Mon Odyssée ou le Journal de Mon Retour de Saintonge"; contemporary mottled calf, slightly worn, spine gilt with red label. First edition: a marvellous utopian community in Africa, prefiguring the uses of photography, television and the telephone. Tiphaigne de la Roche (1729-1774) a physician and polymath, wrote a series of works invested with the Enlightenment spirit of philosophical enthusiasm. In Giphantie (an anagram of the author's name) the protagonist is lifted semi-conscious and transported by air to an edenic garden, where a charming spirit guide shows him around their 'vaguely utopian society' (Lewis). Interestingly, the continuing importance of the book is largely due to the succession of technical devices which are taken for granted on the island, including prototype televisions and telephones. The work is particularly remembered for one intriguing passage which has been taken as an important foundation moment in the proto-history of photography. Thus, the English edition of 1761: 'You know that the rays of light, reflected from different bodies, form a picture, and paint the image reflected on all polished surfaces, for instance, on the retina of the eye, on water, and on glass. The elementary spirits have sought to fix these fleeting images…'. This work is bound together with Pierre Honoré Robbe de Beauveset's rococo poem in four verses Mon Odyssée ou le Journal de Mon Retour de Saintonge (La Haye, 1760), illustrated with four engraved plates. De Beauveset was an influential French writer known for his gentle satires and erotic works.

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wien [?], 21. IV. 1760.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. An einen Grafen betr. der Ablegung der Lehens-Pflicht nach dem verstorbenen Grafen Richard von Sallaburg: "[...] Gleichwie mir aber jederzeit sehr angenehm seyn wird Ew. Hoch- und Wohlgebohren sowohl als auch meine Hochgeehrten Herrn Vettern Grafen v. Sallaburg meine Dienstferttigkeit zu bezeugen; So solle die Ablegung der persönlichen Lehens-Pflicht mich sehr gerne unterziehen [...]". - Graf Thürheim war Kämmerer und Regierungsrat in der Regierungsverwaltung Oberösterreichs, wurde 1763 Landeshauptmann und kurze Zeit später Geheimer Rat. 1779 erhielt er als kaiserlicher Kommissär den Auftrag zur Durchführung der Ãœbernahme des Innviertels von Bayern und war seit 1783 Regierungspräsident in Oberösterreich. Da Thürheim die Reformen Kaiser Josephs II. ablehnte, zog er sich 1786 aus dem Staatsdienst zurück und lebte auf seinen Schlössern in Weinberg und Hagenberg bzw. in Linz. - Mit kleineren Randläsuren.

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        Prachtvoller roter Maroquineinband mit Wappensupralibros auf beiden Deckeln und dem kleinen Etikett (roter Löwe) der Bibliothek der Grafen Schönborn.

      wohl Österreich, um 1760.. 4°, circa 24,2 x 19,2 cm. VII, 524 pp. Rotes Maroquin um 1760 mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel-, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. Enthält: Hume, D. Histoire de la maison de Stuart... tome troisieme. Einzelband 3. - Aus der Bibliothek von Eugen Franz Erwein von Schönborn. - Titel etwas fleckig, sonst innen sauber, gering berieben. Sehr dekorativ.

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        Nova Orbis sive America Septentrionalis, divisa per sua Regna Provinc: et Insul: cura et opera.

      1760 - Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1760. Fine original colour. 270 x 210mm. An uncommon small version of Seutter's map of North America, engraved by Lotter. The continent is compacted laterally, and California is depicted as an Island. Decorative cartouche with native Americans and birds.

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        Nova Mappa Maris Nigri et Freti Constantinopolitani.

      1760 - Augsburg, Lotter, c.1760. Original colour. 500 x 580mm. Colourful map of the Black Sea, Turkey and Ukraine, with an inset showing the Straits of Constantinople

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        Beknopte Atlas, van omtrent honderd Platte Gronden der Voornaamste Vestingen, Kasteelen en Steden van Europa, en byzonder van de Nederlanden en eenige Kolonien. Byeenverzameld to dienst en nut van allen, die eenig belang stellen in eene juiste kennis van de Aangelegenheid en Sterkte dier Plaatsen, voor welke reeds het Oorlog wordt gevoerd of nog gevoerd kan worden; gelyk ook tot vermaak en gemak van alle Reizigers, ten welken einde mede de belangrykste Gestichten en Gebouwen op de meeste Plaatsen aangewezen zyn.

      1760 - Amsterdam, Leiden, Dordrecht & Harlingen: De Compagnie van Boekverkopers, c.1760. 8vo, half calf, marbled boards; title, index, 71 plates (18 folding, the rest double-page]. An atlas of over 100 town plans and old maps on 71 plates, some signed by Tirion and dated 1742-56, the rest unsigned and undated. Although the atlas concentrates on the Netherlands, there are plans from the rest of Europe and the Americas. The European plans include Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp & Rotterdam, Gdansk, St Petersburg, Strassburg, Paris & Geneva. The colonial plans include Cartagena, Lima, the Bahia Todos Santos in Brazil with a large inset plan of San Salvador, Cayenne, Surinam & Paramaribo, Guiana & Curacao, and New Orleans with two charts of the Mississippi Delta (based on the Jefferys of 1759 and one of the few available C18th plans of the city).

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        Société oeconomique de Berne: Recueil de mémoires, concernant l'oeconomie rurale, par une société établie à Berne en Suisse

      Zürich, Heidegguer et Companie 1760 - The first 4 volumes concern the years 1760 and 1761. There are two further volume for 1762 with the title: "Mémoires et observations recueillies par la Société Oeconomique de Berne". Berne, chez la Société Typographique. Together 6 volumes in 8vo. with 9 engraved folding plates and one folding table. Contemporary half calf, boards a bit rubbed, raised bands, richly decorated spines with two contrasting gilt lettering-pieces, red edges, 2 vols with occasional mild browning, else clean and crisp, an attractive set. The first 6 volumes of in total 21 (1760-1773). The collected articles concern agriculture, but also demographic questions and commerce. Among the authors are the Marquis de Mirabeau and the Marquis de Turbilly. For a detailed description see INED 4745. Higgs 2180, Kress 5895, Einaudi 6208, Menger c. 730 (later edition) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Royaumes de Valence et Murcie.

      1760 - Paris: Jean Baptiste Nolin Jr., c.1760. Original outline colour. 560 x 435mm. Trimmed to the engraved border and laid on paper for inclusion in a contemporary composite atlas. With two library stamps on the verso, a lion rampant on a shield surmounted by a crown. Scarce map of south-eastern Spain, centred on the cities of Valencia and Alicante. An inset depicts the Balearic Islands.

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        "Faisanerie proche de Potzdam". Fasanerie mit Parkanlagen.

      . Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt), um 1760, 26,5 x 40 cm.. Das Guckkastenblatt in den typisch kräftigen Farben, im breiten Rand etwas stockfleckig, sonst gut erhalten.

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        Opera, quae exstant omnia ad membranarum veterum fidem castigata. Cum notis integris M. A. Delrii, St. Claverii, et Th. Dempsteri, auctioribus Nic. Heinsii, & ineditis P. Burmanni

      Schouten Amsterdam 1760. Half-cloth XXXII, 31, 1112 (recte 1104) S. Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, Paging jumps from 600 to 609 without missing text. Cover shows wear, front joint splitted, board loosened, else the binding is tight and the paper clean.. Opera, quae exstant, omnia, ad membranarum veterum fidem castigata. Cum notis integris M. A. Delrii, St. Claverii, et Th. Dempsteri, auctioribus Nic. Heinsii, & ineditis P. Burmanni ... Subjungitur Lactantii elegia de Phoenice, vulgo Claudiano adscripta; cum curis secundis Nic. Heinsii, & adnotationibus Petri Burmanni secundi.

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        CURIOUS OBSERVATIONS

      London, R. Withy, 1760.upon the manners, customs, usages, different languages, government, mythology, chronology, antient and modern geography, ceremonies, religion, mechanics, astronomy, medicine, physics, natural history, commerce, arts, and sciences, of the several nations of Asia, Africa, and America. Two volumes, complete set, translated from the French, FOURTH EDITION 1760. 8vo, approximately 205 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: Volume 1, iv, 411; Volume 2, 404 plus 16 pages of Contents list, full contemporary calf, gilt ruled border to covers, rebacked to style, gilt rules and gilt lettered morocco labels. Covers scuffed with some chips to leather surface at the edges, corners worn, title pages lightly browned at edges, occasional small light mark to margins, very occasional light foxing, contents otherwise clean, 1 very short closed edge tear. A very good copy. 84 brief chapters describe a great variety of topics with much about China, India, and North and South America. Including a chapter on the 'island' of California, 1 on the languages of various native tribes of America, 3 on Egypt, 1 on Ethiopia, 1 on porcelain making in China and 1 on the Tibetans. The work was first published in Paris in 1749 and the first English translation by John Dunn was issued in 1750. Sabin 38729 (first edition) and 38730: "A somewhat scarce and very interesting privately printed book, chiefly relating to the aboriginal inhabitants of America". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Plan de la Haye en Hollande.

      1760 - Amsterdam, Tobias Lotter, c.1760. Fine original colour. 500 x 590mm Repair at bottom centre fold. Original map of the Hague ('s-Gravenhage or Den Haag), with an extensive key and a prospect of the city underneath. Originally published by Seutter, this example was published by Lotter after he inherited half his father-in-law's firm in 1758.

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        Das Leben Gustav Adolphs des Großen Königs von Schweden (2 Bände).

      Leipzig, Dyck, 1760/61.. Aus dem Englischen von George Heinrich Martini und mit einer Vorrede begleitet von Johann Gottlob Böhme. Mit gestochenem Portrait, 8 gefalteten Kupferkarten, 2 (1 gefaltete) Tabellen, 16 Blatt, 722 Seiten; 3 Blatt, XXXVIIII, 572 Seiten, 18 Blatt, 196 Seiten, 22 Blatt, Lederbände der Zeit, 25 x 20,5 cm,. Einbände etwas berieben, innen sauber.

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        Grundriss von dem Fort St Louis auf dem Eylande der Sanaga oder Senegal.

      1760 - Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 220 x 370mm. Stitch holes in left margin. A scarce map of the French Fort St Louis, Senegal, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). It was the first permanent French settlement in Africa, an important trading post for slaves, hides, beeswax & ambergris. As such it became a target for the British during the Seven Years' War. In a plan devised by an American merchant, Thomas Cumming, two warships and 200 men suprised the French and took it without loss, striking a serious blow to the French economy. The British kept St Louis at the end of the war but the French recaptured it in 1779 during the American War of Independence and Britain signed it away in the 1783 Treaty of Paris.

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        Memoirs of His Own Life . . . Patentee of the Theatres-Royal, York & Hull

      Printed for the Author. First edition.. Edges a little rubbed; text slightly foxed with occasional dust-soiling and smudges; very good copy.. Lowe, English Theatrical Literature, 3637; NCBEL II, 730. 4 vols, demy 8vo, contemporary calf rebacked, red morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering. Gilt device of the Signet Society on the upper and lower boards of each volume. One of two memoirs by Tate Wilkinson, both of which are respected as ?among the most amusing and trustworthy theatrical documents we possess? - DNB, to which Lowe adds ?the famous manager of the York circuit, to whose books we are indebted for so much of our knowledge of the actors and actresses of two generations.? Wilkinson's long stage career in London and the provinces was notable for his extraordinary gift of mimicry, which earned him widespread popularity with audiences and the occasional enmity of his colleagues. After being imitated at Covent Garden in 1760, David Garrick never again spoke to Wilkinson. The list of subscribers in volume 1 is ten pages long.

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        Grundriss des Französischen Haupt=Corntoirs Pondicheri in Ost-Indian, auf der Kuste von Coromandel.

      1760 - Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 230 x 370mm. A scarce plan of the French fortress of Pondicherry (Puducherry), published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). Founded in 1674 and becoming the main French settlement in India, it became a target for the British during the Seven Years' War. Early in 1761 the British captured it but returned it under the terms of the 'Treaty of Paris', 1763.

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        PHILOSOPHIAE NATURALIS PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA; Perpetuis Commentariis illustrata, communi studio PP. Thomae Le Seur & Francisci Jacquier, Ex Gallicana Minimorum Familia, Matheseos Professorum. Editio altera longe accuratior & emendatior.

      Coloniae Allobrogum, Cl. & Ant. Philibert, 1760.SECOND JESUITS' EDITION, 1760, published in Geneva, 3 volumes, complete set. Latin text. 4to, approximately 250 x 195 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, title page in Volume 1 printed red and black, Volumes 2 & 3 printed in black only, as issued, profusely illustrated throughout with diagrams, engraved pictorial headpiece to first chapter in Volumes 1 & 2. Pagination: Volume1: xxxii, 548; Volume 2: [8], 422; Volume 3: [8], xxviii, 703, pages 501 - 504 in Volume 1 bound out of order, seems to be the same in all copies located, Volume 1 has a half - title but no half - titles to the other volumes as issued, Volume 3 is printed in 2 parts, the second of which has only a drop head title at page 376 as required, there are 2 different pages numbered 375 - 76, a printer's error, there are a few more pagination errors but all volumes collated and guaranteed complete. Bound in half calf over marbled boards, green gilt lettered labels between raised bands, just stating NEWTON, gilt volume number to each volume. Bindings rubbed, hinges cracked on Volume 1, but still holding firm, 12 mm (½ inch) hole to top of hinge on Volume 3, Volume 2 top hinge has 40 mm (1½ inch) crack, but still holding firm, other hinges rubbed but all covers holding firm, corners worn with board showing through at most tips, green labels unevenly faded, 4 pages have very small holes to top margins, not affecting text, 1 top margin has very small chip, all paper flaws but not affecting text, 2 pages lightly dusty and a few top margins have a light brown horizontal stain, not affecting text, 3 pages have tips of corners missing, paper flaws, some occasional light age - browning due to different paper stock used, small neat old ink inscription to the top margin of each title page, 3 ink shelf numbers to top of the first free endpaper of each volume, occasional small spots and creases as is usual in old books, otherwise a very good set of this classic work. This edition first published in Geneva in 1739 is known as the "Jesuits" edition although the 2 editors Le Seur and Jacquier were Minims not Jesuits. The text of the Principia is that of the third edition, each volume contains a separate book of Principia and the 3rd Volume contains in addition "Traite sur le flux et reflux de la mer. Par mr. Daniel Bernoully": Volume 3, pages 133 - 246. "De causa physica fluxus et refluxus maris. A d. d. Mac - Laurin": Volume 3, pages 247 - 282. "Inquisitio physica in causam fluxus et refluxus maris. A d. d. Euler": Volume 3, pages 283 - 274. These were three prize - winning essays submitted in 1724 to the Academie des Sciences to resolve "the Problem relating to the Motion of the Tides from the theory of gravity". The third volume also contains a long Introductio ad lunae theoriam Newtonionam on pages 537 - 677. The Jesuits' edition is valued for its copious commentary. See Derek Gjertsen, The Newton Handbook page 477: "With its rich editorial content, extensive summaries and detailed index, the Jesuit edition remains the most ambitious ever published. Between 1727 and 1871 and excluding translations, the only editions of Principia published were Jesuit editions. It is still a desirable and useful work". See also the Babson Catalogue page 19. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        PARADISE LOST. A POEM IN TWELVE BOOKS: VOLUME I, with PARADISE REGAIN'D. A POEM, IN FOUR BOOKS. TO WHICH IS ADDED SAMSON AGONISTES: AND POEMS UPON SEVERAL OCCASIONS: VOLUME II

      Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson in London, Birmingham/London 1760 - Printed by John Baskerville, Birmingham. A two volume set. 416 and 390 pages. Bound in full calf with gilt borders to the covers, and gilt decorations between the six raised bands. All edges and endpapers marbled. Bookplates of Juliet Foord-Bowe with harold on front paste-down endpaper. Light foxing on initial and final pages. Interior hinges professionally reinforced. Exterior hinges and head of spine professionally repaired. Corners worn. Printed title labels on volume 2 absent. About very good copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORNITHOLOGIE OU METHODE CONTENANT LA DIVISION DES OISEAUX EN ORDRES, SECTIONS, GENRES, ESPECES & LEURS VARIETES. A LAQUELLE ON A JOINT UNE DESCRIPTION EXACTE DE CHAQUE ESPECE, AVEC LES CITATIONS DES AUTEURS QUI EN ONT TRAITE, LES NOMS QU'ILS LEUR ONT DONNES, CEUX QUE LEUR ONT DONNES LES DIFFERENTES NATIONS, & LES NOMS VULGAIRES [bound with:] SUPPLEMENTUM ORNITHOLOGIAE…

      Paris: Jean-Baptiste Bauche, 1760. Paris: Jean-Baptiste Bauche, 1760. First Edition. Hardcover. One plate with partial closed tear, most plates with some offsetting from being folded. Near Fine, handsome set. Six quarto volumes (7-1/2" x 10") bound in contemporary marbled calf leather, rebacked with later gilt decorated spines. Dual title-pages in French and Latin with parallel text in French and Latin, engraved woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. Illustrated with 6 engraved title pages and 261 folding engraved plates by Martinet depicting numerous species of birds (pigeons, peacock, stork, eagle, ostrich, turkey, pheasant, etc.). The birds are depicted in their natural habitat, with charming backgrounds. The most important French ornithological work of the 18th century. ANKER 69: "Written by one of the greatest connoisseurs of birds of the time, the work deals with 1336 species.... Brisson knew by sight more than 800 of the species he described.... The plates, which are folded, were drawn and engraved by Martinet. Both artistically and as accurate detail studies they are better than those of most of his predecessors"; NISSEN 145; ZIMMER, page 95: "One of the early systematic treatises on birds by a contemporary of Linnaeus.

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        Giphantie

      n.p., Babylone (Paris) 1760 - Octavo, with four engraved plates by Cochin after Desfriches illustrating the second work "Mon Odyssée ou le Journal de Mon Retour de Saintonge"; contemporary mottled calf, slightly worn, spine gilt with red label. First edition: a marvellous utopian community in Africa, prefiguring the uses of photography, television and the telephone. Tiphaigne de la Roche (1729-1774) a physician and polymath, wrote a series of works invested with the Enlightenment spirit of philosophical enthusiasm. In Giphantie (an anagram of the author's name) the protagonist is lifted semi-conscious and transported by air to an edenic garden, where a charming spirit guide shows him around their 'vaguely utopian society' (Lewis). Interestingly, the continuing importance of the book is largely due to the succession of technical devices which are taken for granted on the island, including prototype televisions and telephones. The work is particularly remembered for one intriguing passage which has been taken as an important foundation moment in the proto-history of photography. Thus, the English edition of 1761: 'You know that the rays of light, reflected from different bodies, form a picture, and paint the image reflected on all polished surfaces, for instance, on the retina of the eye, on water, and on glass. The elementary spirits have sought to fix these fleeting images?'. This work is bound together with Pierre Honoré Robbe de Beauveset's rococo poem in four verses Mon Odyssée ou le Journal de Mon Retour de Saintonge (La Haye, 1760), illustrated with four engraved plates. De Beauveset was an influential French writer known for his gentle satires and erotic works. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Comedia dell’arte]. La fuite de Pierrot.

      1760 - Livre ancien COLLECTION DES PROSPECTS Estampes dites vues d’optique, de la première génération, sorties des presses d’Augsbourg en vif coloris d’époque (XVIIIe s.). Cette série de gravures à l’eau-forte représente des vues de villes du monde entier ou des sujets allégoriques et curieux. Les vues étaient destinées à être projetées à la lanterne ou vues ou regardées à l’aide d’un zograscope, appareil d’optique permettant de visionner sur les foires ou dans les cabinets de curiosités ces belles vues exotiques. On reconnaît ces tirages au titre inversé qui se trouve dans la partie supérieure de l’image. La série que nous proposons regroupe certains des plus rares thèmes de la production d’Augsbourg : New-York, Boston, ou ces deux très étranges images extraites de la comedia dell’arte portant en titre « collection des prostects theatrales pour servir aux cameres obscures et autres machines optiques ». A vue : 500 x 350 mm. Condition : [Comedia dell’arte]. La fuite de Pierrot. Negotiam Academiae excudit Viennae et Aug. Vind. Cum Gratia et Privilegio Sac. Caes. Majestatis. Texte en allemand et en latin.

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        Vindiciae typographicae

      , 1760. 1760. Strassburg, Joh. Gothofr. Bauer, 1760. 2 parts, 1 vol. 4to. (VI), 120 + 42, (10) pp. followed by 7 fold-out plates with engr. facs. small 4to., contemporary paper-covered, paper spine label. Two bookseller labels mounted on front pastedown along with the bookplate of Edwin Osgood Grolier. Signed by Wilberforce Eames on front pastedown. Bookplate of library (stamped withdrawn) on free endpaper. Covers rubbed with paper covering on hinges cracked. First, probably only edition of this influential monograph on Gutenberg and the origins of printing. Gutenberg was already experimenting with printing in Strassburg, when Andreas Dritzehn, one of his partners died. His heirs demanded to be admitted to the secrets of the partnership which very probably included printing. Gutenberg sucessfully contested the claim. The records were first published in Schoepflin's book, but the original documents were unfortunately destroyed in the Prussian bombardment of Strassburg in 1870...A famous contribution to the history of the origin of printing. The Documenta typographicarum originum ex Argentinensibus tabulariis et bibliothecis nunc primum edita (contained in the second part) are still of interest. The author claims that Strassburg was the town where the cradle of printing-art has stood.... important work... he (Schoepflin) may be said to have contributed more to the history of the origin of the invention than any of his predecessors. [Cf. Bigmore & Wyman II, pp. 318-323]. (Ruppel 90ff). Schoepflin, 1694-1771, historiographer to Louis XIV, was an ardent bibliophile and champion of Gutenberg's claims at a time when the Costerian theory peaked. Presumably Herr Schoepflin unearthed certain documents which indubitably proved Gutenberg the inventor of printing by movable type. These documents, lost by fire and bombardment of Strasbourg, contained material relative to the Gutenberg lawsuit of 1439. The plates at the end are reproductions of leaves from Mentel imprints: Bible, Psalter, Cicea, as well as a reproduction of a List attributed to Peter von Gernsheim written in Paris 1449.

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        Traité des fleurs a oignons: contenant tout ce qui est nécessaire pour les bien cultiver, fondé sur une expérience de plusieurs années ... Haarlem, C.H. Bohn, 1760. 8vo. With frontispiece folding engraved plate of a hyacinth. 19th-century boards.

      Cat. Lindley Libr., p. 231; Krelage, p. 17 etc.; cf. BMC NH, p. 956. First edition of a treatise on the cultivation of bulb flowers, signed by the author. The Dutch export of bulbs began to develop in the 17th century. Foreigners held the view that only the Dutch climate and soil were suitable for the cultivation of bulbs and that only Dutch florists possessed the necessary knowledge for this craft. European courts, with nobility and gentility following suit, bought their bulbs directly from Holland, with Haarlem as centre for this trade. Nicolaas van Kampen was among the circa 10 Haarlem florists who monopolized this lucrative business. He treats the hyacinth, the most popular bulb in the 18th century and a favourite of an important trendsetter like Madame de Pompadour, the tulip, the Persian buttercup and the anemone as well as other flowers.Curiously, our copy contains the author's signature on the verso of the title with the text "Les auteurs de cet ouvrage désavoüent tous les Exemplaires qui ne seront pas signés de leur propre Main." The Traité des fleurs a oignons was translated into English and German.Boards damaged; a good, untrimmed copy from the library of J.H. Krelage.

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        The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

      London: Thomas Hope, 1760. London: Thomas Hope,, 1760. Being a Discourse of Rivers, and Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing. In Two Parts. The First Written by Mr. Izaak Walton, The Second by Charles Cotton Esq.; To which are now prefixed The Lives of the Authors. Illustrated With Cuts of the Several Kinds of River Fish, and of the Implements Used in Angling, Views of the principal scenes described in the Book, And Notes Historical, Critical and Explanatory. Octavo (180 x 115 mm). Bound in polished brown calf by Robson and Kerslake, with a red morocco label, spine lettered in gilt with raised gilt bands and gilt compartments, board edges and turn ins gilt, all edges yellow and marbled endpapers. Bookplate to the front pastedown. A fine copy in a handsome binding. A beautifully bound copy of the first edition edited by Sir John Hawkins. Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did'; and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling" (The Compleat Angler).

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        Quatro Elegantissime Egloghe Rusticali (Four Elegant Rustic Eclogues)

      Venice: Apresso Paulo Colombani, 1760 Venice: Apresso Paulo Colombani, 1760. 4to, original pasteboard wrappers, spine lettered in ink in a contemporary hand. A fine, unwashed, uncut, unsophisticated copy preserved in a modern linen and morocco clamshell box with gilt-lettered spine. tear in outer margin of one leaf. Title page vignette, headpiece, five tailpieces, ornamental initials and four delightful and witty full page engraved plates. A charming Venetian pastoral , mostly on food and wine with four eclogues by various authors, each with a full page engraving and a large historiated initial associated with the scene in a genre of rustic poetry derived from Virgil's Eclogues and devoted to the rough pleasures of the countryside. The illustrations engraved by Antonio Baratti after designs by Pietro Antonio Novelli and Francesco Bartolozzi show scenes not of the nobility but of peasant life. A man pounds garlic, a pig is slaughtered and a young man stirs polenta. In a bacchanalian scene, satyrs crush grapes and drink wine. Brunet IV, 1005. Not in Vicaire or Simon bibliographies.. Pasteboard Wrappers. Fine. Illus. by Antonio Barati. 4to.

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        Classes Conchyliorum.

      . Nuremberg: Wolfgang Schwarzkopf 1760. 4to. 132 pp. Contp. half calf. Stamp on title. * Bergen (1704-1759) German botanist and anatomist, professor at the University in Frankfurt a.d.O. This was his last book, published shortly after his death..

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        DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL DOGMATIQUE, CANONIQUE, HISTORIQUE, GEOGRAPHIQUE ET CHRONOLOGIQUE, DES SCIENCES ECCLESIASTIQUES, CONTENANT L'HISTOIRE GENERALE : - DE LA RELIGION, DE SON ETABLISSEMENT & DE SES DOGMES; DE LA DISCIPLINE DE L'EGLISE, DE SES RITS, DE SES CEREMONIES & DE SES SACREMENS. - LA THEOLOGIE DOGMATIQUE ET MORALE, SPECULATIVE & PRATIQUE, AVEC LA DECISION DES CAS DE CONSCIENCE. - LE DROIT CANONIQUE, SA JURISPRUDENCE & SES LOIX, LA JURIDICTION VOLONTAIRE & CONTENCIEUSE, & LES MATIERES BENEFICIALES. - L'HISTOIRE DES PATRIARCHES, DES PROPHETES, DES ROIS, DES SAINTS, & DE TOUS LES HOMMES ILLUSTRES DE L'ANCIEN TESTAMENT; DE JESUS-CHRIST, DE SES APOTRES, DE TOUS LES SAINTS ET SAINTES DU NOUVEAU TESTAMENT; DES PAPES, DES CONCILES, DES PERE

      CHEZ JACQUES ROLLIN. CH. ANT. JOMBERT, IMPRIMEUR-LIBRAIRE DU ROI. JEAN-BAPTISTE-CLAUDE BAUCHE. 1760-1762. - 5 FORTS VOLUMES IN-FOLIO (27 X 40 X 34 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + VI + 994 + (2), (4) + 870 + (1), (4) + II + 1089 + (1), (4) + IV + 958 ET (6) + 924 + (2), RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A SIX NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN HAVANE, DOUBLE FILET DORE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES ROUGES. NE A BLAINVILLE-SUR-L'EAU (MEURTHE-ET-MOSELLE), LE PERE RICHARD FUT RECU DOCTEUR A LA SORBONNE ET PRECHA ENSUITE LA DEFENSE DE LA RELIGION CONTRE LES IDEES DES ENCYCLOPEDISTES. AYANT REFUSE LE SERMENT CONSTITUTIONNEL, IL EMIGRA A MONS EN BELGIQUE, MAIS NE PUT FUIR EN RAISON DE SON AGE L'AVANCE DES TROUPES FRANCAISES. IL FUT ARRETE ET FUSILLE PAR LES FRANCAIS A MONS EN 1794, POUR AVOIR PUBLIE UN ECRIT INTITULE : PARALLELE DES JUIFS QUI ONT CRUCIFIE JESUS-CHRIST AVEC LES FRANCAIS QUI ONT TUE LEUR ROI. DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Le petit Menteur" (A Couple with a Gypsy Fortune-Teller) originaler Kupferstich ca.24x32cm (Darstellung/image size) auf Bütten von Patour nach Durc; in der Platte betitelt und bezeichnet; Paris um 1760

      . Bütten (31x37cm) am oberen und unteren Rand je mit kleinem hinterlegtem Einriß. Kräftiger und frischer Abzug. Das dekorative Blatt mit einigen geglätteten Knick- und Knitterfaltenund an den Rändern etwas angestaubt..

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