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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      [King's Cliffe]. 14 June 1760.. One page, closely written in ink, on recto only of 21 x 17.5 cm lettersheet. with blots and corrections. Old folds, slight darkening along top margin, with vestiges of old mounting tabs on verso, otherwise very good. A fine letter from Law (1686 - 1761) to an admirer, written toward the end of his life, in productive and contemplative retirement in the village of his birth, ca. 150 words. He writes, in part: "I am very glad that yr Lady yr Friend has any Taste for my Books. I heartily Wish that they may help her to know & find, that wh. St. Peter knew ... For this is the Drift of all my Writings, to bring the Reader to St. Peter's Conviction, that Christ alone hath the words of Eternal Life, & therefore neither of pious men, or pious Books are any to be lik'd, but so far as they turn us from all Adherence to your Selves & their own Words, to Him who is the WORD ... always speaking within us as never man or Angel ever did, or can speak to us ...." He continues on noting that "In this place there is no Convenience of Board & Lodging as you enquire after ...," and suggests that such news might help prevent disappointment on the part of the recipient's friend. He closes: "I am with Much good Wishes to her & your Self, your Obedient Servant in Christ W. Law." Both as a controversialist in his defense of religious faith, and as an author of works of practical divinity, Law had a substantial influence on 18th century religion, particularly upon the theology and practice of John Wesley, "who reaped where Law had sown" - PMM. His best known work, A SERIOUS CALL TO A DEVOUT AND HOLY LIFE (1728) held major significance for readers as disparate as Samuel Johnson, George Whitefield, Edward Gibbon and Lord Lyttelton. Manuscript letters by Law are scarce in commerce, no examples appearing in American auction records in the last fifty years. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 187.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      Oxford: Printed by Thomas Baskett..., 1760. 4to, 255 x 205 mms., unpaginated, collation: A-G8. BOUND WITH: The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and the New Testaments: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: And with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. London: Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty; and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett. 1761. 4to, unpaginated, collating A-Uu4 [End of the Prophets], A-K8 [Apocrypha], A-O4 [New Testament, with separate printed title-page], A-D4 E3 [Index]. BOUND WITH: The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre, The whole book of Psalms, collected into English metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others; Conferred With The Hebrew: Set forth and allowed to be Sung in all Churches, of all the People together, before and after Morning and Evening Prayer; and also before and after Sermons; and moreover in private Houses, for their godly Solace and Comfort: laying apart all ungodly Songs and Ballads, which tend only to the nourishing of Vice, and corrupting of Youth. London: Printed by A. Wilde, for the Company of Stationers, 1757. 4to, unpaginated, collating A-H4, I3. BOUND WITH: A Brief Concordance or Table to the Bible of the Last Translation: Serving for the more easy finding out of the most useful Places therein contained. Carefully Perused and Enlarged by John Downame. London: Printed for C. Ware..., 1757. 4to, unpaginated, collating A-H4, I3, with the verso of the title-page for the New Testament with ms. genealogies for a Taylor family, with 3 further leaves at end of volume with more Taylor genealogy and, finally, in a different hand, a tribute (perhaps copied from a tombstone) "In memory of Thomas Woodcock of Newburgh House for 58 Years a Banker in Wigan." Bound in full 19th century blind panelled morocco, spines panelled in blind and "Holy Bible" in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled end-papers, with binder's gilt notation on lower gilt margin of verso of front cover in very tiny letters, "Bound by [?Ramage] London"; some nicks and scratches to covers, top and base of spine chipped, corners a little worn, upper rear joint slightly cracked. The binding is almost certainly by John Ramage; the gilt lettering is miniscule and slighly blurred, but it looks like one of his more journeyman bindings. The BCP is T166782 : NLS, Essex only. The Bible appears to be Darrow and Moule 1135 and ESTC T90402: BL; American Bible Society (2), Essex Institute, NYPL; State Library of South Australia. Psalms is ESTC T82279: BL, NLS, Bodleian; Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec, St. Mark's College Library. The Concordance is ESTC T184193: Bodleian; Yale.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        The House-Keeper's Pocket-Book, and Compleat Family Cook: Containing Above Twelve Hundred Curious and Uncommon Receipts in Cookery, Preserving, Candying, Pastry, Pickling, Collaring with Plain and Easy Instructions for Preparing and Dressing Every

      London: C. & R. Ware. Near Fine. 1760. Seventh Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine condition professionally rebacked with new end papers & spine. Full Leather. Very attractie copy. ; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        KNOWLEDGE OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH MADE EASY: OR, THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY AND GEOGRAPHY EXPLAIN'D BY THE USE OF GLOBES AND MAPS, WITH A SOLUTION OF THE COMMON PROBLEMS BY A PLAIN SCALE AND COMPASSES, AS WELL AS BY THE GLOBE

      London: T. Longman, J. Buckland, and W. Fenner; J. Waugh; J. Ward; and E. Dilly., 1760. ... [xiii, (1), (11), 222pp]... Professionally rebacked using original leather boards, leather spine, raised spine bands, original red leather label with gilt lettering on spine, gilt outlining on boards... Sixth edition... Illustrated with 6 engraved plates, 5 of which are folding & charts... SCARCE... Light scattered foxing... . Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Claudii Claudiani Opera, Quae Exstant, Omnia Ad Membranarum Veterum Fidem Castigata

      Amstelaedami: Ex Officina Schouteniana, 1760. Quarto, original vellum. Gilt tooling and stamping to the front and rear panels and spine. A clean very good copy with light rubbing. Presents nicely.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Pensylvania Nova Jersey et Nova York cum Regionibus ad Fluvium Delaware in America Sitis, Nova Delineatione ob Oculos Posita

      Augsburg:. ca. 1760.. An important pre-Revolutionary War original hand colored engraved map extending from New England to the Delaware and Chesapeake. From the Atlas Novus; a later issue of a map first published by Seutter, and based on Lewis Evans map of 1749. Highly distorted northeast New England, with Cape Cod shown as part of Connecticut, New York divided into three sections & including parts of Massachusetts and Vermont. Long Island is shown connected to West Chester. With colonial settlements and Native American villages shown; two cartouches, with the title cartouche illustrated with William Penn and Native Americans; compass rose. Size: 19 1/2 x 22 1/2". Dark impression, very good+. References: McCorkle, B.B. (New England) 750.4.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Prospectus, quem Albis Hamburgi exhibet, Altonam versus. Prospect der Elbe gegen Altona zu Hamburg. Altkolorierter Guckkastenkupfer v. G.B. Probst, um 1760. 31,5 x 42 cm. Unter Passepartout.,

      1760 - Blick auf den Hafen mit zahlreichen Schiffen. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        Hamburgum/Hamburg eine Weltberühmte Freye Reichs und Hansee, auch reiche u. Volkreiche Handels Statt an der Elb, nicht weit von der Nord See.

      1760 - Kupferstich von M. Seutter bei T.C. Lotter, Augsburg, um 1760, koloriert. 50 x 58 cm. Knapprandig, verso Montagespuren einer alten Rahmung. Oben links ein Wasserfleck, der von vorne jedoch nicht sichtbar ist. Im oberen Viertel der in leuchtendem Kolorit gehaltene Grundrissplan, darunter der ornamental ausgeschmückte und und reicher allegorischer Kartusche gerahmte Prospekt der Hansestadt, ebenfalls koloriert. Zwischen Ansicht und Plan mit der Verlagsangabe "Anjezo im Verlag bey Tobias Conrad Lotter, Geogr: in Augsburg". Das Blatt ist erstmals ca. 1730 erschienen, ab ca. 1740 wurde es dann mit dem Kaiserlichem Druckprivileg versehen (oben rechts). 1757 übernahm Tobias Conrad Lotter den Verlag von seinem Schwiegervater und setzte einen entsprechenden Verlagsvermerk hinzu. Aus dieser letzten und seltensten Teilauflage stammt auch das vorliegende Blatt. Knapprandig, verso Montagespuren einer alten Rahmung. Oben links ein Wasserfleck, der von vorne jedoch nicht sichtbar ist.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        The odds and chances of cocking, and other games, algebraically and arithmetically investigated

      London: Printed for the author, and sold at the Park coffee-house, the south side of St. James’s park; and at the Union coffee house, opposite the Royal Exchange, [1760]. Octavo. 56pp. A4-G4, []1. With an errata slip. Contemporary calf, rebacked at an earlier date. Top and bottom of spine chipped. ESTC T113963; Jessel 625; Horr 499. Copy in the "Catalogue of Books for the Year MDCCCXXXIV, on Sale at the prices affixed, by Thomas Rodd" - Item 6583 for 2s (1834). Copy in the "List of Books, for sale at W. Gardiner's, 48, Pall-Mall. At the ready moneyprices affixed" - Item 918 for 2s6d (1814)..

      [Bookseller: Sam Gatteno Books]
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        [Plan of Fort George on the Island of New Britain] Plan von Fort Georg auf der insel New Britannien, er Funden von Whilhem Dampiere, anno 1700

      circa 1760. Gouache, painted on fine watermarked laid paper, in excellent condition. 20 x 27 7/8 inches. A rare fictional manuscript plan of Fort George on the Island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. This fascinating manuscript map depicts an English fort on the island of New Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Although the fort is identified as Fort George, there appears to be no historical reference to a fort by that name ever existing on New Britain. In fact the shape of the island and the complicated layout of the ramparts suggests that this representation is fictional rather than illustrative. The buildings, which are all identified in a numbered key, resemble medieval architecture rather than eighteenth century design, signifying that this fine painting is a product of the artist's romantic vision rather than a depiction of an actual place. It is likely that this magnificent painted plan was based on the accounts of William Dampier's travels published in his Voyages to New Holland (1703-9), which recounted his discovery of New Britain and the Dampier strait. Although fictional, this is a fascinating glimpse of eighteenth century cartography, which often relied more on written accounts and hypothetical theories than actual geographic surveys.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Works

      London: Printed for A. Millar, J. and R. Tonson, C. Bathurst et al.,, 1760. In nine volumes, complete. With his last corrections, additions and improvements; as they were delivered to the editor a little before his death. Together with the commentary and notes of Mr. Warburton. Octavo, 20 volumes (211 × 130 mm). Bound in light tan calf, spines re-backed with burgundy and brown morocco labels. With copperplate engravings. Some light browning and spotting to leaves, spines crudely rebacked, corners slightly worn, a very good set. A handsome library set. Includes The Odyssey in five volumes and The Iliad in six volumes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Surgeon's Theatre in the Old Bailey, c 1760.

      1760 - [Engraving]. [Old Bailey]. Cole, Benjamin [fl. 1700-1767], Engraver. The Surgeon's Theatre in the Old Bailey, c. 1760. 8" x 13" copperplate engraving, handsomely matted and glazed, margins trimmed closely, image mounted on board. Negligible light toning to margins, negligible faint crease to right side of image. A nice copy in a handsome frame. * This engraving depicts the front elevation of the original home of the Royal College of Surgeons. From 1752 to 1832 death sentences for murder in Great Britain stipulated that the condemned person's corpse be "dissected and anatomised" for the benefit of medical students shortly after the execution. This is why the Old Bailey had a surgeon's theatre. Hogarth's "The Reward of Cruelty," The Four Stages of Cruelty, Plate 4, is a satirical depiction of a dissection in this building.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        A: Son Alteste Serenissime Monseigneur Le Prince Ferdinand Duc de Brunswic & Lunebourg, Ce Plan de la Bataille De Tonhausen près de Minden

      Teilkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte nach William Roy bei Jakob van der Schley um 1760. 61.5x68.5 cm. - Südorientierte Karte des durch Ferdinand von Braunschweig-Lüneburg belagerten Gebietes zwischen Nord- und Südhemmern und der Weser von Hausberge bis Windheim bei Petershagen. Mit Eintragung der Truppenaufstellungen der Schlacht bei Minden-Todtenhausen am 1. August 1759 zwischen der siegreichen Armee des Herzogs von Braunschweig und den Franzosen unter Contades und Broglie. Links Legende mit ausführlicher Beschreibung der Truppenbewegungen in der Zeit vom 14. Juli bis 2. August 1759. Bugfalte und kleinere Einrisse restauriert. Große Kartusche mit reichem militärischen Beiwerk. Exemplar mit aufgezeichnetem Gradnetz in roter Tinte.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Des Semis et Plantations des Arbres, et de leur Culture; ou Méthodes pour multiplier et élever les Arbres, les planter en Massifs & en Avenues; former les Forêts & les Bois; les entretenir, & rétablir ceux qui sont dégradés: faisant partie du Traité complet des Bois & des Forêts

      Seventeen folding engraved plates & engraved vignettes. 2 p.l., lxxx, 383, 27, 10 pp. Large 4to, cont. marbled calf (corners a little worn, upper joint with short crack at foot), triple gilt fillet round sides, spine nicely gilt, a.e.g., red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1760. First edition and an attractive copy, complete with the two Additions. Duhamel (1700-82), French polymath, made notable contributions in agronomy, chemistry, botany, and naval technology. His major interest and contribution to technology and society was in agriculture. Duhamel "adapted Tull's system to France based on his own wide reading in French agronomy and on original experiments."-D.S.B., IV, p. 224. One of Duhamel's main interests was the cultivation and use of timber; this is one of his chief books on the subject. "The sections of the book discuss the soil, the climate, and the choice of trees; their propagation; nursery gardens; planting; forests; and maintenance and re-afforestation, with all instructions based firmly on the author's long experience of forestry."-Raphael, An Oak Spring Sylva, 34. The attractive plates depict methods of grafting, agricultural implements, etc. Fine copy. 19th-century bookplate of F. Allard. ❧ Stafleu & Cowan 1545. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        A View of the Westmünster Bridge, London. Vue du Pont de Westmünster, a Londres. Viso del Ponte di Westmünster, a Londra. Gesicht der Westmünster Brucke, zu London

      Med: Fol. No. 11., Augsburg c.1760.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Mounted size: 56 x 47.5cm. Size: 40 x 31 cm. (15½ x 12 inches). Handsome view of Westminster Bridge, with St. Pauls in the left background. Sailing boats and rowing boats in the foreground pointing towards and away from the viewer. This print was produced in Augsburg by Georg Balthazar Probst, who specialised in producing optical prints of European cities, which could be viewed through an optical device to give an impression of deepened perspective.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

      London - D. Browne et al., 1760 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in Four Books by John Locke. With an engraved portrait of Locke to frontispiece. In two volumes, complete. Fifteenth edition. First appearing in 1689with the printed title An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke concerns the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate filled later through experience. The essay was one of the principal sources of empiricism in modern philosophy, and influenced many enlightenment philosophers, such as David Hume and George Berkeley. John Locke FRS (1632 - 1704), widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Condition: In a contemporary calf binding. Externally, generally smart but with some wear and loss to extremities and marks to boards. Joints starting in places. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with the odd slight mark and offsetting to endpapers only. Overall: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Royal Magazine or Gentleman's Compainion Vol. III. July-Dec 1760

      London: Printed pursuant to his Majesty's Royal Licence, for J. Coote. at the King's Arms in Pater Noster Row., 1760. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-. Hard cover with the original marbled boards. Has been rebound to replace the spine leather about 25 years ago. Much shelf wear is found on the outer cover and top, bottom and edges of the paper pages. The book starts with the July, 1760 issue and ends with the December, 1760 issue.& The list of engravings are:& Genius, Truth and Science. Handed colored- American Goldfinch. Music- Belinda. Fort William in Bengal. View of the bridge in Hampton Court. Music- Reconcilement. Admiral Saunders. Hand colored- Red and black Manakin. Temple at Mount Laurium *this has a wear mark through the paper on this page. Music- Polly's Charms. Hand colored- Sapphore crowned Parrakeet. Map- Jamaica. Music- Retirement. Mr. Pope's House, Twickenham. Music- Jesse. Floor plan of the Royal burial vault. Temple of Corinth. Some of these are large fold-out sheets. & , Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Saunders. At 46, this bulky man with fierce baggy eyes had seen 32 years of service in the British navy. Despite his deceptively quiet personality, Saunders carried out his orders with dogged determination. His career up to this point was marked by no outstanding sea victories yet he had a reputation for being one of the best and luckiest officers in the Royal Navy. Now he was placed in overall command of a quarter of the Royal Navy. , September 12 saw a good deal of activity on the part of the Royal Navy, causing Montcalm to wonder where Wolfe was with the main part of his army. Saunders had stationed his fleet opposite the Beauport Lines, he didn't give the French a moments peace all day or night. On September 18, Admiral Saunders and Brigadier General George Townshend accepted the surrender of Quebec. Yet Saunders accomplishments did not end with the conquest of Quebec, he also provided the garrison with cannons, ammunition and provisions before he left, even to the extent of reducing his ships' stores. It may be that Quebec might well have been recaptured by the French under Francis de Gaston, Chevalier de Levis the following spring if not for the troops and supplies Saunders had left behind. Horace Wallpole once said of Saunders, "No man said less and deserves more." He died in 1775 and is buried in Westminster Abbey near the Wolfe memorial. Quoted from Plains of Abraham: The Forgotten Hero By Kevin Patterson online.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        GOFFREDO, OVVERO GERUSALEMME LIBERATA DI TORQUATO TASSO. Nuova Edizione Arricchita Di Figure in Rame, Ed’annotazioni Colla Vita Dell’Autore

      Venezia: Antonio Groppo, 1760-61. 2 volumes. First Groppo Edition. Superbly illustrated with very fine engravings throughout including a very finely engraved full-page frontispiece by Novelli, a beautifully engraved title page in red and black, with finely engraved vignettes and head and tail pieces throughout, a very fine full page engraving of the author by Agostino Caracci, and with 20 very beautifully executed full page engravings by J. Leonardus from the designs of Bernardo Castello from 1617. The “Argomentos” all with elaborate engraved and intricate borders, the first large multi-line initial of each canto finely historiated with engraved figures, and additionally, 94 fine and large engravings are included within the text after designs by Novelli and executed for the edition by Leonardus. 4to, in fine full antique vellum over stiff boards with yap edges and marbled endpapers, the spines with a brick-red morocco title labels gilt lettered and decorated and a smaller brown morocco volume labels also gilt decorated and lettered. An Oates Family copy with engraved armorial plates of William Edward, Edward and Robert Washington Oates, founders of the Oates Museum and the Oates Collection at University of Southampton. (2), XXX, 364; XII, 360. A wonderful set in exemplary condition, extremely fresh and clean, the paper unpressed and the impression is bold, dark and fine. A RARE, IMPORTANT AND VERY BEAUTIFUL EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC OF ITALIAN LITERATURE. The edition has long been considered one of the richest and most magnificent of the many editions of Tasso printed over the centuries. Poet, prose writer and literary theorist, Tasso was successor to and deviator from the tradition of Boiardo and Ariosto, he gave to the court of Ferrara the third of the great ottava rima epic romances celebrating the Este ancestry, Gerusalemme Liberata, and the purest example of Renaissance pastoral drama, Aminta. Even before its end, his life became a legend of poetic madness and wandering. Born in Sorrento, he shared the political exile of his father, Bernardo, and began his literary studies and his long experience of Italian courts in Urbino. He attended the universities of Padua and of Bologna, at 18 published Rinaldo, a chivalric poem in 12 cantos, and in 1565 took service with Cardinal Luigi d'Este. Although he completed the Liberata in 1575, Tasso was never to be satisfied with it in relation to neo-Aristotelian canons of epic poetry or to Counter-Reformation religious orthodoxy, and restlessly he consulted scholars on one score and ecclesiastical inquisitors on the other. In 1577 he was imprisoned for a paranoid display of violence in the presence of Lucrezia d'Este. He escaped to the south but, following another outburst on his return to Ferrara in 1579, was shut up in the hospital of S. Anna, to remain there until 1586. The Liberata was finally published in 1581, but Tasso continued to regard the poem as unfinished while it circulated in several editions from that year on. Released from S. Anna, he went to Mantua under the protection of Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga, and thence into a ceaseless vagabondage that took him to Genoa, Rome, Naples and Florence. He received hospitality from religious orders and academies, from the Medici, from the marquis Giambattista Manso, and from Pope Clement VIII and his nephew, to whom Tasso dedicated the only authorized version of his epic, much reworked and retitled.

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        Plan von Fort Cumberland auf der insel St. Laurenti

      circa 1760. Gouache, painted on fine watermarked laid paper, in excellent condition. 19 7/8 x 28 1/8 inches. A rare fictional manuscript plan of Fort Cumberland in Canada. This fascinating manuscript map purports to depict the English Fort Cumberland on the island of St. Lawrence. Closer research has uncovered that there was no Fort Cumberland on a St. Lawrence island. It is possible that the artist is referring to Fort Cumberland, located on the Bay of Fundy in Canada, which is near the St. Lawrence River. Originally named Fort Beausejour, the fort was erected by the French in 1751. It was captured by the British in 1755 and renamed Fort Cumberland. The fort was located on the coast rather than an island and was used to command the territory between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The location as well as the complicated layout of the ramparts suggests that this representation is fictional rather than illustrative. The buildings, which are all identified in a numbered key, resemble medieval architecture rather than eighteenth century design, signifying that this fine painting is a product of the artist's romantic vision rather than a depiction of an actual place. Accounts of the exploration of North America and Canada circulated throughout Britain and the Continent, and it is most likely that this magnificent painted plan was based on these texts. Although fictional, this is a fascinating glimpse of eighteenth century cartography, which often relied more on written accounts and hypothetical theories than actual geographic surveys.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Plan von der Festung und Stadt Vechte." Plan der Stadt mit Befestigungsgrundriss der Zitadelle. Manuskriptplan

      Aquarellierte Federzeichnung von Johann Anthon Overheide um 1760. 28.5x44.3 cm. Rechts unten signiert. - Grundriss der Stadt und der westlich liegenden in Vauban-Manier erbauten, fünfeckigen Zitadelle. Detaillierte Darstellung der Befestigungsanlagen mit den fünf Bastionen benannt nach dem Bistumsheiligen und vier Bischöfen: St. Paulus, Christoph Bernhard, Maximilian, Ferdinand und Friedrich Christian von Münster; mit Schanzen, Außenwerken, Haupt- und Nebengräben. Die Legende Nr. 1 - 30 oben links benennt die Details des Festungswerkes mit Kapelle, Kasernen, Zeughaus, Brunnen, Schmiede, Ställe, Souterrains, Pulver-Magazin, Laboratorium, Ein- und Ausfluss des Mohrbaches u.a. In der Stadt sind nummerisch über die Legende die Kirche, Burgmannshöfe, Franzsikaner-Kloster, Rathaus und Stadttore, zusätzlich auch handschriftlich die Amts-Rentmeisterei, Hof des Kloster-Dechanten, eine Mühle, die Esplanade zwischen Stadt und Zitadelle, Gärten und Cämpe, Wiesen, die grosse Masch (eine gemeine Weide) und die Straßen nach Münster und Osnabrück, Füchtel und von Cloppenburg verzeichnet. Unten links eine Detailzeichnung: Grundriss einer Bastion mit ihren "Bomben-freyen Souterrains" mit handschriftlichen Erläuterungen. Oben links Kompassrose.Der Bau der Vechtaer Zitadelle begann 1666 (1667) unter Fürstbischof Christoph Bernhard von Galen. Im Verlaufe des Siebenjährigen Krieges wurde Vechta durch kur-hannoversche Truppen belagert und kampflos an sie übergeben. Während dieser Besatzungszeit entstand dieser Plan von Johann Anthon Overheide, seit 1738 Leutnant im Ingenieurkorps der hannoverschen Armee, 1730 - 1743 Conducteur und Festungsbauingenieur in Göttingen. Als solcher war er in der Festungsbaukunst, in Mathematik und im Zeichnen von Festungsanlagen geschult und geübt. Der Maßstabes der Zeichnung ist in Calenberger Ruten angegeben, sie zeigt auch die von den hannoverschen Truppen vorgenommenen Veränderungen, so den Tête de Pont, dessen Anlage hier mit "anno 1760" datiert wird (als Detail unten rechts dargestellt) und die in der Zitadelle neu angelegten Lunetten, Traversen und Reduits. Schon 1769 wurde die Anlage geschleift und abgetragen.Fein ausgeführte Zeichnung in Grün-, Rot- und Grautönen mit getuschter schwarzer und grauer Umrandungslinie. Dekorative und farblich ansprechende Darstellung in bestem Erhalt. Interessantes Dokument zur Stadtgeschichte mit dem Zustand der Zitadelle kurz vor ihrer Zerstörung.

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        (Atlas, Military Forts- 89 plans): Recueil Des Fortifications Forts et Ports De Mer De France lave Au Pinceau

      Paris (Rue des Augustins): le Rouge , 1760. Contemporary marbled cloth boards, rebacked with banded leather spine and gilt-lettering. All 89 plates, including American ports (Quebec, Louisbourg, Nouvelle orleans, Fort Dauphin, Cayenne, Ville Marie), plus Table (index) at rear. These are b&w (as issued) copperplate engravings, on laid paper, all in very good or better condition. Le Rouge was trained as a military engineer, but did quite a number of cartographic works, often with a military slant, between 1740-1780 (see Moreland & Bannister, ANTIQUE MAPS). Listed as Phillips' entry 2975. A rather uncommon small atlas. Neat owners signatures.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        New Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America... To which are added, Letters and Papers on Philosophical Subjects. The Third Edition

      London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1760 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 3rd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. (228x174 mm). [2], ii, 86 pp.; [2], 89-109, [1] pp., folding engraved plate bound after p.8, old paste-paper boards, later calf back with 5 raised bands and red morocco lettering piece; occasional light marginal soiling, minor stain in lower outer corner of part 1 title, plate partly detached, with clean tear at fold. A fine, wide-margined copy. --- Dibner 57; Horblit 31a; Howes F320; PMM 199 (all describing the 1751-54 original edition in 3 parts); Ford 79, 95 (this edition). - Franklin's most important technical publication, "the most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America" (PMM), in which he proved that lightning is electrical and deduced the positive and negative nature of an electrical charge. The third edition was printed in a small number and is very rare, much rarer than the first edition. It is a reprint of the second edition of 1754. The last time, the first two parts appared in an auction was in 1970. The third part of this edition, but designated "fourth edition" on the title, was published in 1765 and is exceedingly rare (no entry in WorldCat, only one repositiory listed in Copac). WorldCat list no copy of the third edition in public libraries in the USA; Copac locates 7 copies in the U.K..

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        The Compleat Confectioner: Or, The Whole Art of Confectionary Made Plain and Easy

      London: Printed: And Sold at Mrs. Ashburner's China Shop, etc., n.d. (1760?). First edition.. Hardcover. Ex-library. 12mo. (4),304,xvi pp. (The final 15 pages are the index.)& Nicely bound to style in half calf; red leather lettering label, gilt; marbled paper boards. Facsimiles of the author's signature are printed on p. iv and the first page of text. This is an ex-library copy with a perforation on the title page and an acquisition number and withdrawn stamp at the foot of the first page of the Preface. Leaf B1 is in facsimile, else this is a very good copy. The first edition, first printing of Hannah Glasse's book on confectionary . It was later reprinted by J. Cooke ca. 1770, under the title 'The Complete Confectioner', and again in 1772. In 1799 it was issued in 10 parts, edited by Mrs. Maria Wilson; these were later issued in book form in 1800. Rare in first edition. ESTC N3215. See Oxford, pp. 90-91, but he lists only the later editions printed by Cooke.

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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, 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, 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.

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        Mappa Geographica, continens Archiepiscopatum et Electoratum Coloniensem, cum Conterminis Ducatibus Iuliacensi Et Montensi, nec non Comitatu Mursano

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Tobias Conrad Lotter um 1760. 50x58 cm. - Der Rhein von Andernach bis Wesel, rechtsrheinisch mit dem Bergischen Land, Siegerland und Teilen des Ruhrgebietes, linksrheinisch bis zur Maas mit Maastricht und Venlo. Dekorative Kartusche mit Jagdszene und Wappen. Unten schmales Rändchen, kurze Quetschfalte rechts.

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        MANUSCRITO SÉC. XVIII. - SORTES CURIOZAS [AOS DADOS]

      - com as quais cada hum com facilidade pode achar a boa, ou má sorte, que tem. S/L [Lisboa?]. S/d. [circa 1760]. De 21x15 cm. Com 65 fólios manuscritos. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com nervos e ferros a ouro. Manuscrito redigido a uma só mão em caligrafia firme, legível e sem erros ortográficos. Exemplar com leves vestígios marginais de humidade. Contém 22 sortes sobre a Diana. 11 casas florais. 11 graças. 22 locais amenos ou poéticos (montes). 22 estâncias em cada local. As páginas encontram-se "numeradas" com a saída das sortes de 2 dados (d6). Como instrução para iniciar o jogo, por ex: tentar obter [.] [.] que na 2ª Sorte "que ventura terá aos amores", ocorrerá, por exemplo ao 8º lançamento e portanto será colocada/o na casa dos Junquilhos; assim o novo lançamento deverá ser [::] [::] na "Diana entre os Junquilhos"; que, por exemplo, poderá ocorrer ao 17º lançamento, onde Clio entrará Octávia (tendo esta última obtido a sua conjunção ao fim de 4 lançamentos); e para Clio se reunir com Octávia terá que obter [ ] [.] no 4º lançamento; residindo Octávia no Gargano na 12ª estância: então a resposta é: «Um sorte explica anos | muito mais firme que vos | já que saber perguntais | muito menos vós o amais». [EN] 18th Century manuscript. A dice-riddle book. Location/localizacao: raros

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        The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. Accurately Revised, in Twelve Volumes. Adorned with Copper-Plates; with Some Account of the Author's Life, and Notes Historical and Explanatory by John Hawkesworth

      London : Printed for C. Bathurst, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, R. and J. Dodsley, L. Davis and C. Reymers, J. Ward, R. Baldwin, S. Crowder and Co. and W. Bowyer, M. DCCLX. [ 1760 ] . 0. A very good 12 volume set in the original matching full leather bindings. 8vo (but with horizontal chain lines). 7.00" x 4.75" x 0.75". Brown full calf with mottled pattern and gilt border. Spines with 5 raised bands and gilt decorated compartments (now rubbed and chipped). Most volume and title labels are absent. Hinges and corners carefully strengthened. All page edges gilt (now dulled). Inner gilt dentelles. Original rich pink coloured endpapers. Owner's signature to each front free-endpaper: "Revd. Dr. Jekyll" *. All titles in red & black and dated 1760. All engravings designed and engraved by I. S. Muller. Clean text and engravings throughout, just a little off-setting and the odd blemish. Vol. 1: [2pp.]/pp.15/[1p.]/pp.73/[1p.]/pp.17/[p.1]/pp.190 with 8 full-page engravings (including the frontispiece); Vol. 2: [2pp.]/pp.16/pp.292 , with one diagram and 5 engraved maps; Vol. 3: [13pp.]/pp.10 - pp.277/[1p. - Adverts]; Vol. 4: [4pp.]/pp.222; Vol. 5: [2pp.]/pp.16/pp.239/1p. - Adverts]; Vol. 6: [10pp.]/pp.271; Vol.7.: [2pp.]/pp.4/pp.435 (ending with 2 leaves of musical notation); Vol. 8: [4pp.]/pp.236; Vol. 9: [4pp.]/pp.260; Vol. 10: [4pp.]/pp.246; Vol. 11: [4pp.]/pp.222; Vol. 12: [2pp.]/pp.4/pp.232 . A well preserved set of this comprehensive work. Referenced by: Teerink-Scouten 90 [H. Teerink, A Bibliography of the Writings of Jonathan Swift, second edition, ed. Arthur H. Scouten (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1963)]. * Rev John Jekyll, LL.D., M.A., of Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire, Precentor of St. David’s Cathedral, Vicar of Evercreech, Somerset 1769-71, born 1739, educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, married Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel Webb of Roundhill Grange, Charlton Musgrove, Somerset. – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1906 Edition. He was buried at Dallington, Northamptonshire on 2 Mar 1777 .

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        The Works of Samuel de Champlain in Six Volumes with a Portfolio of Plates and Maps

      Toronto: University of Toronto Press [0-8020-1760-6] 1971, Facsimile Edition. () xviii,469;xviii,351;xv,418;xvi,373;xix,330;xvi,431pp. Fine. Octavo. Original red cloth with gilt lettered, crested spines, gilt top edge, others uncut with plates,and maps (some folding) + matching portfolio of 62 plates and 5 folding maps (including 'The Champlain Map of 1616' with an explantory note by Lawrence C. Wroth). Like new condition. Facsimile of the Champlain Society Publication 1922 - 1936 edition. Reprinted, translated and annotated by six canadian scholars under the general editorship of H.P. Biggar. Series: Champlain Society..

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        Quattro elegantissime egloghe rusticali

      In Venezia. Appresso Paolo Colombani. M DCCLX 1760 - Un volume in-4° (197 x 141), pp. 70. Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida; titolo su tassello di marocchino rosso al dorso lacunoso nel margine superiore. Vignetta sul titolo, 4 tavole a piena pagina nel testo (incise in rame da A. Baratti e F. Bartolozzi su disegni di P.A. Novelli e F. Bartolozzi), 1 testata, 5 finalini e 5 iniziali; una nota manoscritta sulla vignetta nel frontespizio. Bell’esemplare in ottimo stato di una raccolta uscita sotto gli auspici dell’Accademia Granellesca, i cui animatori furono i fratelli Gozzi, Carlo in particolare, strenui difensori della tradizione letteraria e linguistica. Le quattro egloghe sono: Il Moreto d’autore incerto, ma attribuito a Gasparo Gozzi, (1713-1786); Il Batino di Francesco Bracciolini (1566-1645); Celeo e l’Orto di Bernardino Baldi (1553-1617); Pane di Marco Aurelio Olimpio Nemesiano nel volgarizzamento di Tommaso Giuseppe Farsetti. Il moreto è una pietanza che si ottiene pestando nel mortaio aglio, cipolla, prezzemolo, menta ed altre erbe profumate insieme a formaggio, olio ed aceto: si accompagna a pane appena sfornato; Il Batino è dedicato alla macellazione del maiale; Celeo e l’Orto alla confezione della polenta con burro e formaggio; Pane (dal nome del dio Pan) al vino. Gamba, 2225; Morazzoni, p. 251 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opulentissimum Sinarum Imperium

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Tobias Conrad Lotter um 1760. 50x58 cm. - Dekorative Karte Chinas mit den Inseln Taiwan (Formosa), Hainan und Macao, dargestellt ist in Norden auch die Chinesische Mauer. Die große figürliche Kartusche mit Allegorien zu Seefahrt und Handel. Figürlicher Meilenzeiger und Legende mit Rankenbordüre.

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        Discurs über den Geist des Menschen. Aus dem Französischen (von J. G. Forkert). Mit einer Vorrede Herrn J. Ch. Gottscheds

      Leipzig und Liegnitz, Siegert, 1760.. 40 Bll., 646 S. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Smith E.15; Fromm 12305; Jantz 3417: "With the long & interesting critical preface by Joh. Christoph Gottsched. This was omitted in the later edition of 1787.". - Deutsche Erstausgabe von "De l`Esprit", dem moralphilosophischen Hauptwerk des Helvetius und der einzigen Schrift, die der Autor zu seinen Lebzeiten veröffentlicht hat. Das zu seiner Zeit wegen seines aufklärerischen und religionskritischen Inhalts heftig umstrittene Werk kann als der vollendeste Versuch des französischen Sensualismus angesehen werden, zu einer konstruktiven Moraltheorie zu gelangen. - Etwas beschabt und bestoßen. Gebräunt.

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        The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy

      London: Various Imprints, 1760-67.. First editions, first issue of each volume. Octavo, 9 volumes. Volumes 5,7, and 9 are signed by Stern as called for. In near fine condition in an attractive calf with gilt tooling to the spine. Housed in a handsome custom leather box.

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        Asia, Concinnata Secundum Observationes Academia Regalis Scientiarum et nonnullas alias, et juxta annotations recentissimas per G. de L'Isle... [Pl. 3]

      Augsburg: Published by Lotter., circa 1760. Engraving with lovely later colour. Printed on laid paper. In excellent condition, with the exception of a small waterstain in upper margin outside platemark and lower right corner.19 ½ x 23 ¼ inches. 20 7/8 x 25 1/16 inches. A fine map of Asia by the prolific cartographic publisher Tobias Lotter. Tobias Conrad Lotter married into Matthaeus Seutter's well-established publishing business. He became one of the most prolific cartographic publishers on the Continent, and produced a vast array of fine maps ranging in scope from double hemispheres to celestial charts. Lotter took over Seutter's business in 1756 and continued to publish Seutter's reworked plates until his death in 1777. Like Seutter's and Lotter's maps are distinguished by their rich colours and ornate cartouches. This beautiful map of Asia is considered one of Lotter's best maps. Covering the whole of Asia, the map includes the East Indies and the tip of New Guinea. The fictional Terra de la Compagnie is included above Japan, and Korea is shown as a peninsula. Japan is connected to the mainland by a country identified as Terra Yeco. The most impressive portion of the map is the depiction of southeast Asia, as Indochina, Indonesia and the Philippines gradually assume their true outlines.

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        Théorie du mouvement des comètes, dans laquelle on a égard aux altérations que leurs orbites éprouvent par l'action des planètes. Avec l'application de cette théorie à la comète qui a été observée dans les années 1531, 1607, 1682 & 1759

      Paris: M. Lambert, 1760 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. (20.0x12.3cm). [2] i-xiv, [1] 2-247 [1] pp. Contemporary half marbled calf with label and gilt spine. --- Norman 487, D.S.B, Freitag 483. - First Edition. EXEEDINGLY RARE! In the work "Théorie du mouvement des comètes" ("Theory on the Movement of Comets" 1760) Clairaut predicted the date that Halley's comet would be at perihelion, the point it would be nearest the sun, was April 13, 1759. The actual date was March 13, just within the allowed-for margins of error. There was a suggestion that Halley's Comet be renamed for Clairaut and he was hailed as the "new Thales." A very nice and bright copy..

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        THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY, GENTLEMAN

      London: various printers (see below), 1760. Sixth Edition of volume I (Dodsley, 1767); Fourth Edition of volume II (Dodsley, 1760); "New" Edition of volumes III and IV (Becket & De Hondt , 1768); Second Edition of volumes V and VI (Becket & De Hondt , 1767); FIRST EDITION, FI. Hardcover. 159 x 102 mm (6 1/4 x 4"). Half titles in volumes IV, V, VI, and IX, blank A1 in volumes II, V, and apparently VIII (but no half title), A1 missing in volumes I, III, and VII, volumes V and IX with terminal blanks. Nine volumes. Sixth Edition of volume I (Dodsley, 1767); Fourth Edition of volume II (Dodsley, 1760); "New" Edition of volumes III and IV (Becket & De Hondt , 1768); Second Edition of volumes V and VI (Becket & De Hondt , 1767); FIRST EDITION, FI. Very pleasing contemporary marbled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in double-ruled compartments filled with lattice-work, red and green morocco labels. Frontispieces after William Hogarth in volumes I and III, marbled leaf inserted after L4 in third volume. Head of first page of text SIGNED BY STERNE IN VOLUMES V, VII, and IX, as usual (see below). Cross, pp. 600-03; Rothschild 1970; Ashley Library V, 204. Joints with very slight rubbing and flaking, corners a bit worn, two covers with small loss of patina from insect activity, one page with faint (watercolor?) blur, light stain on rear endpapers of one volume, a few other trivial imperfections, but A VERY NEARLY FINE CONTEMPORARY SET, the entirely unrestored original bindings completely sound and showing little wear, and THE TEXT UNUSUALLY FRESH AND CLEAN. Laurence Sterne (1713-68) is the perfect example of an author whose scandalous personal behavior initially overshadowed his achievements as a writer. The journalist and editor Robert Shelton Mackenzie said in his "Noctes Ambrosianæ" of 1854 that Sterne was "so infamous [in] his private character, that when he entered the pulpit to preach in York Minster, of which he was a prebend, many of the congregation rose from their seats and left the cathedral." Most notorious, perhaps, was Sterne's membership in good standing in the "Club of Demoniacks," a group of Yorkshire rakehells who met frequently in the half-ruined Skelton Castle to undertake heavy drinking and coarse jests. At least as outrageous, Sterne made no attempt to cover up his infidelities. Even DNB, which normally strains to put the behavior of its subjects in the best possible light, says that Sterne's "deficiency in self-control induced a condition of moral apathy." Still, none of this should diminish the importance of, or achievement represented by, "Tristram Shandy," the dynamic work that made Sterne famous and that is generally regarded as the first novel dominated by a conscious psychological theory. Full of digressions, and with very little in the way of a conventional plot, Sterne's great contribution to the English novel consists mainly of an exposition of the author's personality and whimsical imagination. The first two volumes of the work were greatly (and surprisingly) successful, caused an immediate sensation, and generated several piracies and imitations. Partly to authenticate the copies issuing from the Becket & De Hondt press, Sterne decided to sign the later volumes as they appeared--both the 1762 first and our 1767 second edition of volume V (which was issued along with volume VI), the 1765 printing of volume VII (issued with VIII), and the 1767 printing of volume IX. It has been estimated that this precaution required Sterne to sign his name 12,750 times. Our copy of volume VII may be identified as the first state by the presence of the errata on the verso of the title page; corrections were made to the text for the later state. The work is normally sold in mixed editions, as here, because the first editions of volumes I and II numbered only about 200 copies and are, thus, very hard to come by. Sets combining one printing or another come into the marketplace with regularity, but one seldom sees excellent contemporary copies like the present one.

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        The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin

      London: Printed for C Bathurst et al. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. H Full Calf. Very Good. 20 vols, various paginations. The set comprises 17 vols of works + 3 vols of letters published between 1760 - 1767. Illustrated with 13 copper engravings including the 'Gulliver maps', mostly in the first couple of volumes. Plus 4pp engraved music scores at the rear of vol 7. Three further volumes of letters were published and a one volume supplement in 1776. Lovely contemporary full nut brown calf binding with gilt lines and gauffered edges. Some hinges cracked, a couple of volumes have lost their title labels. Some transference to endpapers and pastedowns, some chipping to heads and tails of spine, some marks to boards here and there but generally this is a very strong clean set, with good lustrous and largely clean leather. 107b

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        Die Eisgebirge des Schweizerlandes

      Bern:: Abraham Wagner,, 1760. 8vo. 3 vols., 8vo (205 x 123 mm). I: 41, [3], 237, [1 bl.], [3], [1 bl.] pp. II: [4], 9, [3], 224 pp.; III: 14, 219, 2, [1 bl.] pp. 21 engraved plates: frontispiece, 2 folding maps of the Swiss Alps, including one mineralogical map, and 17 folding plates, by A. Zingg after drawings from nature by J. L. Aberli, S. H. Grim, D. Dürringer, J. H. Koch, F. Meyer, Huber (dated 1720), G. Walser, Zingg himself, and others. Some light foxing or browning, both folding maps with a short repaired tear, edges of Grindelwald view-plan (inserted before p. 91) a bit frayed and stained. Original plain boards, manuscript titles on spines; folding cloth chemise & slipcase. Provenance: Abr. Pagan, 1761, crossed-out signatures; Heilmann, signatures.***& & FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST SCIENTIFIC SURVEYS OF ALPINE GLACIERS, CONTAINING THE FIRST ACCURATE MINERALOGICAL MAP OF THE SWISS ALPS. An archivist and historian, Gruner served from 1749 as Hofmeister with Prince Christian von Anhalt-Schaumburg, whom he frequently accompanied on trips, collecting mineralogical and other natural specimens. This survey of the geography, geology and physics of the glaciers and glacial mountains of Switzerland (and parts of present-day Italy) was his most important work. The first two volumes contain detailed topographical and mineralogical descriptions of the areas covered, based in part on previous writers and on correspondence with contemporaries. Concluding volume II is a chapter comparing the glacial mountains of the Swiss Alps to those of northern Europe, and in the third volume Gruner analyzes glaciers generally, discussing the physical characteristics of ice fields and glaciers, various types of glaciers, their altitude, beauty, chemical and mineral properties, and age. He attempts to explain the presence of erratic blocks, whose origin he recognized, though he could not correctly account for the way in which they had been carried to their present locations. The work concludes with two interesting chapters on potential uses of glaciers and on the dangers awaiting the mountain explorer.& & The striking engravings show high mountain views, many graphically depicting the enormity of glaciers 250 years before their present state of rapid regression. Most important is Gruner’s large mineralogical map (often lacking), “Die Eisgebyrge des Schweizerlandes, mit allen dabey vorkommenden Mineralien,” the first such map for Switzerland. Drawn and engraved in Paris by A. Zingg, the map contains chemical symbols (identified at bottom) signifying mineralogical deposits; the major peaks are number-keyed to a list at bottom.A large vignette at the lower left shows the human side of mineral collecting, with a man pushing a wheelbarrow of rocks out of a cave, another man carrying rocks on his back, etc.& & A free (and “bad” according to the Encyclopedia Britannica 11th edition) French translation by Keralio was published in Paris in 1770; it is much more common than this first edition. Haller I:1483; Lonchamp 1321; Poggendorff I:965; ADB 10: 40; NDB 7:229 ff.&

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        Der Arzt. Eine medicinische Wochenschrift. Herausgeber Johann August Unzer

      Hamburg, Grund 1760 -1764. 20 cm. 12 Teile und Register in 12 Bänden. Mit 12 gestochenen Titelvignetten von J. C. G. Fritsch und a. Leder-Bände der Zeit mit je 2 farbigen Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung - Kirchhoff I, 13 - 14 - Hirsch / Hübotter V, 680 (8 Bde.) - Blake 21 - ADB 39, 331 - Erstausgabe (Tl. 1-2 in 2. Auflage). Mit einem Register über alle 12 Teile. Adam (in "Librarium" 38. 1995, H. 3) 175ff: "Unzer wendet sich an einen Leser, der nicht in den medizinischen Wissenschaften ausgebildet ist, sich aber für medizinische Fragen interessiert ... Vornehmste Intention des aufgeklärten Arztes ... ist es, den Adressaten zu einem mündigen Leser zu erziehen ... das Muster, an dem sich Unzer orientiert sind die englischen Wochenschriften. Wie Addison, Johnson oder Knox sucht er das Gespräch mit dem Leser ... Der Hamburger Arzt wendet sich vehement gegen Vorurteile und Scharlatanerie bei der Behandlung von Krankheiten ... Um helfen zu können und eine gewisse Konfusion in den Anfragen zu vermeiden, veröffentlicht Unzer im 7. Teil eine Art Fragenkatalog für Patienten, der auf die modernen Fragebögen beim ersten Arztbesuch vorausweist." "Unzer gilt im Zeitalter der Aufklärung, auf dem Gebiete der Pathologie als einer der bedeutensten, originellsten und klarsten Schriftsteller; Goethe schreibt ihm in seinen "Annalen" neben Haller einen großen Enfluß auf sein Jahrhundert zu; ... Seine Kunst der Datstellung tritt, unterstützt durch feinen Humor, auch in seiner populären medizinischen Wochenschrift "Der Arzt" hervor, ... es ist ein Vergügen sie zu lesen." (Kirchhoff) Exemplar aus der der fürstlichen Schloßbibliothek (Salm-Reifferscheidt-)Dyk. Kapitale und Ecken teils angestoßen, sonst schön -

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        The British housewife : or, the cook, housekeeper's, and gardiner's companion. Calculated for the Service both of London and the Country; And directing what is necessary to be done in the Providing for, Conducting, and Managing a Family throughout , Etc,

      London: printed for S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, at the Golden Ball in Paternoster Row, no date but circa [1760?]. , 1760. Volume 1 only.Collation, engraved frontis, 752 pages, plus 7 engraved plates. ( Apparently volume 1 was only issued with an engraved frontis, the additional 7 plates appear to be from volume 2. )Book measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches.Weight 1.2kg.Bound in modern full calf, raised bands, red leather title label. Binding in excellent condition.Internally, no loose pages, month inscription in early hand on top margin of Jan/Fed/March, some occasional light staining, a few sections have been cleaned, small chip from margin of frontis. Pages in good clean condition.A very nice clean well bound copy.A68 . First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

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        M. Annaei Lucani Pharsalia cum notis Hugoni Grotii et Richardi Bentleii

      [Twickenham]: Strawberry Hill Press. 1760. First Edition. Hardcover. Contemporary calf rebacked preserving original boards and lettering piece, boards with decorative gilt border and elaborate gilt corner pieces, spine with gilt decoration, corners a little bumped/rubbed, some surface wear to boards with small loss to gilding in a few places, edges of text-block marbled, marbled endpapers, engraved vignette on title page and vignette on 'Ad Lectorum' leaf both by Grignion, contents clean and bright. This copy is in the first state of what Hazen describes as " perhaps the most distinguished piece of printing to come from the Press at Strawberry Hill" (Hazen 7, p. 49)., Horace Walpole (1717-1797) was a politician, a patron of the arts and an author. Today he probably best known as the author of the gothic novel, 'The Castle of Otranto' and for his home in Twickenham, Strawberry Hill. Here Walpole indulged his taste for the gothic, slowly transforming the house into the finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture in the country. The house gave its name to Walpole's private press which was founded in June 1757. While the press published many of Walpole's own works it did not publish his most famous work, 'The Castle of Otranto' and in later life Walpole would describe his 'Anecdotes of Painting in England' as "‘the only thing I ever published of any use." Hazen it seems disagrees with this sentiment as did Thomas Dibdin, who described the 'Pharsalia' as the "most perfect specimen of that press.", 4to 11" - 13" tall, [3]ff., [1]-525, [1] pp .

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        Relacion Funebre de las Reales Exequias .de la Serenissima Magestad.La Señora Doña Maria Barbara de Portugal, Catholica Reyna de las Indias, mandò celebrar en esta capital de Los Reyes el dia 4 de Septiembre de 1759

      Lima: Imprenta Real for Pedro Nolasco Alvorado, 1760. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. [19 x 13], (2) ff., 132 pp., 112 (ie 214) (1) f., with one large [49.5 x 34.5] engraved plate of the catafalque signed Camacho after Bexerano 1759, and two woodcut plates of calligrams; [Including:] TAGLE Y BRACHO, Juan Antonio de. Oracion Funebre. (12) ff., 136 (ie 138) pp. Bound in contemporary calf, joints cracked but sound. Some minor staining at extreme edge of title. Plate toned but very fresh, as is rest of copy. Excellent. Rare first edition of the funeral-book of Maria Barbara of Portugal, Queen-consort of Spain and wife of Ferdinand VI, with a large folding plate of her catafalque. As with many books of exequies for European monarchs printed in America, the volume appeared over a year after the Queen's death in Madrid in August 1758, subsequent to her funeral exequies held at the Cathedral of Lima on 4 September 1759. The volume's folding engraving depicts a four-tier catafalque with six pairs of Ionic columns and eight obelisks, of which the four largest are crowned by the arms of the Spanish monarchy: a castle tower and a lion with its paws resting on twin globes. The Queen's casket is shown on a dias in the center of the monument, surrounded by elaborately wrought candelabra and scrollwork-a visible testament to French rococo influence in the court of Spain during the mid-18th C. Below the catafalque are the signatures of its engraver Camacho and its designer and builder, the architect Antonio Bejarano Loayza; a year after Ferdinand VI died in 1759, heartbroken and distraught, Loayza designed his catafalque as well.Among the work's gathering of dedicatory and elegiac verse-sonnets, decasyllables, octavas, décimas, romances, acrostics and other forms popular in Perú at the time-of special note are two unusual folded woodcuts presenting a large, diamond-shaped acrostic, and a self-described "eccentric labyrinth" of décimas in the shape of a spiraling horn. The volume is bound with a separately-titled copy of the funeral oration.OCLC: Indiana, Duke, Yale. *Lilly on-line record; Medina 1162; Vargas Ugarte 1818 Palau 143,659 (lacking first section); Watanabe 2452; Pouncey, "Túmulos of Colonial Perú," The Art Bulletin, v. 67 #1 (March 1985), pp. 18-32.

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        Vue de la Bourse Royale à Londres." Royal Exchange (Börse) mit Blick auf St. Paul's Cathedral im Hintergrund. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich um 1760. 25x38.5 cm. - Dekorative Darstellung mit zahlreichen Kutschen und reicher Personenstaffage. Im weißen Papierrand leicht gebräunt.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS...TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID

      London: Printed by John Baskerville, Printer to the University, 1760. An outstanding copy in an ornate contemporary red morocco binding with green on red leather onlays and extensive gilt decoration. A notoriously difficult book to determine with numerous permutations of cancelled and uncancelled leaves. The title page to this copy is dated 1760 and importantly priced at "Six Shillings and Six Pence, unbound" and therefore Gaskell's First edition, Group One (whereas slightly later copies were priced at "Seven/Eight Shillings and Six Pence, unbound"), however this copy conforms to a rate state of which Gaskell writes "There is however a rare state - I know of only three copies - in which sections x-2b, 2N-2Q, the 'occasional prayers', are found in a new setting....these reset sections are something of a puzzle, since, while they are obviously later, they occur...with group 1 (6s. 6d.) title-pages (with border), which is of course an early variety." As stated this copy includes the 'occasional prayers' with the text ending on Qq4b; "A form of Prayer with Thanksgiving... upon the Twenty-fifith Day of October; being the Day which his Majesty began his happy Reign" is present, Queen Charlotte is mentioned and has a proclamation dated 7 October 1761 is also present. The text is arranged in a single column within Baskerville's decorative 'lozenge-and-star' border; the same border appears on the title page. Contemporary full red morocco binding with central onlay in blue and green morocco, stamped "JHS" to the centre, with angels and stars about, double gilt sunbursts; border with urns and floral motifs, fillets; spine with 5 raised bands and gilt decoration to the compartments. All edges gilt, original marbled end papers; binding very good with a little general wear and rubbing, gilt generally bright, front joint with short cracks but remaning strong; head/tail of spine and corners a little more worn, with boards showing through to upper corners. Contents clean and tight, wide margins, engraved contemporary bookplate of Henrietta Jane Arnold to the front paste-down with a couple of later autographed gift labels of the same, stating gift of the prayer book to her grandaugther dated December 1842; small light ink mark to the fore-edge, otherwise contents appears unmarked. A very good copy in a fine contemporary binding of a rate state. Printed in the famous Baskerville Type by one of the greatest printers of the 18th Century, John Baskerville. (Gaskell 12 - p.31John Baskerville, A Bibliography). First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Royal 8vo (17 X 24cm).

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        The Book of Common Prayer (Fore-edge Painting Windsor Castle | Leather Binding | Foredge)

      Cambridge and London: John Baskerville and B. Dod, 1760. FORE-EDGE PAINTING of Windsor Castle. Full 19th century dark purple morocco leather binding with gilt compartmented and tooled spine. Gilt lettering on the same, all edges gilt, gilt decorative border on the front & back cover, two silk ribbon bookmarks, gilt rolled edges, yellow endpapers. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Photos available upon request.. Full Morocco Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Book of Common Prayer, Bound with the Psalter or Psalmes of David

      Baskerville Cambridge 1760. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Baskerville Edition of the Book of Common Prayer, with the Psalmes, but without the occasional prayers (as often). Scarce in contemporary full calf with elaborate gilt borders and centre pieces, raised bands to spine, rubbed to extremities, but textblock notably clean and bright, with very attractive borders to each text page. A few old ink inscriptions to endpapers. Handsome Prayer Book.

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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. 4to, 250 x 195 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, title page in Volume I 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, Latin text. 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 I could find, 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 prizewinning 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 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.

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        Les Oeuvres de theatre [12 Volumes, complete]

      Libraires Affocies. Hardcover. Paris, 1760. Nouvelle Edition, revue & corrigee. 12 Volumes, 12mo, contemporary mottled calf, gilt lettered spine-labels (rubbed), some moderate wear, contemporary writing on preliminary pages of a volume and a few chips to leather but still in very good condition. A very scarce early complete set of Florent Carton Dancourt's dramatic works. The plays of Dancourt are faithful descriptions of the manners of the time, and as such have real historical value. The characters are drawn with a realistic touch that led to his being styled by Charles Palissot the Teniers of comedy. He is very successful in his delineation of low life, and especially of the peasantry. The dialogue is sparkling, witty and natural. Many of the incidents of his plots were derived from actual occurrences in the fast and scandalous life of the period, and several of his characters were drawn from well-known personages of the day. Most of the plays incline to the type of farce rather than of pure comedy. Voltaire defined his talent in the words: "What Regnard was in respect to Moliere in the high comedy, Dancourt was in the farce." (French: "Ce que Regnard était à l'égard de Molière dans la haute comédie, le comédien Dancourt l'était dans la farce.") OCLC 559462827, locating two copies which are both held by the British National Libraries. . Very Good. 1760. First Edition.

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        [The Isle of Man and coast of North West England]

      London, 1760. Copper engraving.. Later colour. Expert repairs to margin, two wormholes on upper margin. Very good condition. Size: 56 x 44 cm. Chart of the coast of northwest England from the Mersey to the Solway Firth with adjacent coasts of Scotland and Wales, Isle of Man at upper centre. Compass point at centre shows north to the right of map. Soundings rhumb lines, ships at sea.Two inset coastal silhouettes at lower left. The Great Britain Coasting Pilot was the result of the first systematic survey of British coastal waters. It took eight years to complete, and was used by the Royal Navy for navigating British waters for many years. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm.Captain Greenvile Collins was an outstanding naval officer who became 'Hydrographer to the King' before the Coasting Pilot was published.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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