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        Letters Patent, (1683-1760, King of Great Britain)

      1760 - by and with the advice of the Lords of the Treasury, leasing to George Eckersall the house, with gardens, stable and coach house, "all late in the occupation and tenure of Sir Christopher Wren . situate . near our Palace of Hampton Court", with a frontage of 42 feet to Hampton Court Green, and running 328 feet to the Thames, abutting on the East 'the Mitre' [inn] and a house belonging to the keeper of the palace, let to Jasper English, on the West the Store House, Store House Yard and gardener's house, for £25 paid and £10 p.a., to run for 22½ years from 1787, fine engraved portrait of George II 8¾" x 7¾", and engraved border on three sides of the document, all elaborately decorated, signed also by the Deputy Clerk of the Pells, the Middlesex Auditor, and by Robert Herbert, Surveyor-General of the King's Works, vellum, 27¼" x 33¾", Westminster, 13th June green braid tassel at foot but no Exchequer seal, creased at some folds and worn where folds cross obscuring a few words of text (can be supplied from context) The lease continues that granted to Christopher Wren, junior, 1675-1747, on 21st January 1738 to run for 28½ years from 1758 at £10 p.a. No doubt George Eckersall had taken over that lease and wished to secure a long tenure. The houses mentioned still form the delightful group opposite the palace gates. Sir Christopher was Surveyor-General, 1669-1718, and lived there while constructing Fountain Court and many other works at the palace. Named as Lords of the Treasury are the Duke of Newcastle, Henry Bilson Legge (Chancellor of the Exchequer), James Grenville, Lord North, and James Oswald. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Panorama von Berlin ('Berolinum. Berlin.').

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. F.J. Saur b. Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg, um 1760, 38 x 103 Kiewitz 977. - Kupferstich von 2 Platten gedruckt. - Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen in lateinischer u. deutscher Sprache von 1 - 50. - Im Himmel Titelbanderole u. 2 Wappen.

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        The British Housewife: or, the Cook, Housekeeper's, Gardiner's Companion. Vol. 1

      S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, London 1760 - "Containing a greater Variety than ever before published, of the most Elegant, yet least Expensive Receipts.". Volume 1 in gilt on spine. Engraved frontispiece plate after Jaques LeSure. Original brown calf, nicely patinated. Five raised bands, gilt outlines are dull. The sewn head and tail bands though present are frayed. The binding is firm and the leather uncracked. Corners are rubbed. All of the paper has browned to a uniformly cream colour. In neat copperplate on top of each right hand page the names of the month, up until July, are written in pencil. There are ink underlinings in an early hand to the section of "Remedies for various Diseases" e.g. sour humour on the stomach, dropsy, the gravel, the hungry evil. 752 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FEUCHT. Gesamtansicht mit hübscher Personenstaffage.

      - Kupferstich bei C.M. Roth, 1760, 15 x 25,5 cm.

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        HEROLDSBERG/bei Erlangen. "Heroltsberg - Geuderisch". Gesamtansicht.

      - Kupferstich bei C.M. Roth, 1760, 15 x 25,5 cm.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        NÜRNBERG. - Behringersdorf. "Peringersdorf - Tucherisch". Gesamtansicht.

      - Kupferstich bei C.M. Roth, 1760, 15 x 25,5 cm.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        ENGLISH CHANNEL].

      London. c1760 - Size: 570 x 445 mm. Expert repairs to margins Very good condition Copper engraving. Later colour. A detailed sea chart of the northern part of the English channel, from Kent to Norfolk, from Calais to Frisland, showing sandbanks, soundings, rhumb lines. There is a dedicatory cartouche at lower right on sea shell held aloft by sea nymphs. Captain Greenvile Collins was an outstanding naval officer who became 'Hydrographer to the King' before the Coasting Pilot was published. 'The Coasting Pilot' atlas was the result of the first systematic survey of British coastal waters. It took eight years to complete. The work proved to be extremely popular, and was reissued many times over a number of years. The charts are notable for both their accuracy and their charm. (Ref Tooley, Dictionary of Maps and Map Makers p.125; Moreland & Bannister, Antique Maps p.163). Tooley, Dictionary of Maps and Map Makers p.125; Moreland & Bannister, Antique Maps p.163

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        Atlas Portatif des Militaires et des Voyageurs. En cent cartes. Contenant le détail de l'Allemagne réduit sur les Cartes de Homan et Mayer. (2. Bd.). Paris, Desnos (!), um 1760. Mit 1 doppelblattgr. Kupfertitel, 1 doppelblattgr. gestoch. Register u. 100 doppelblattgr. grenzkolor. Kupferkarten (davon 1 flächenkolor.). 4°. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. RSch. (beschabt u. bestoßen).

      1760 - Der Titel weicht leicht von denen der 1759 und 1780 bei Crépy erschienenen Ausgaben ab, es fehlt die Jahreszahl und als Verleger ist Louis-Charles Desnos angegeben, außerdem fehlt der Vermerk 'Tôme 2e' (allerding in unserem Exemplar im Register als 2. Band bezeichnet). Illustration und Signaturen sind identisch. Die Karten scheinen mit denen der anderen Ausgaben übereinzustimmen, einzelne Karten sind in der Platte auf 1757 und 1758 datiert, als Verleger ist stellenweise Crépy angegeben.- Mit 100 Karten laut Titel und Register vollständig, diese zeigen u.a. die Gegenden um Emden, Münster, Paderborn, Osnabrück, Pirmont, Bremen, Lüneburg, Hannover, Worms, Speyer, Kassel, Hanau, Fulda, Würzburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Weimar, Erfurt, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Dresden, Gotha, Hildburghausen, Eisenach sowie Prag, die Gegend um den Neuenburgersee und die Insel Menorca.- Nur vereinzelt im weißen Außenrand leicht stock- und braunfleckig, 2 Karten mit kleinem Braunfleck in der Darstellung.- Gutes Exemplar. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        La légende joyeuse, ou les trois cent trois leçons de Lampsaque Nouvelle édition.

      à Londres, chez Pinne, au cornichon, 1760, in 12, de 156pp., demi-maroquin rouge époque à petits coins, dos orné, plats papier imprimé en rouge et bleu, tr. jaunes, qq. ff. brunis sinon bel exemplaire. Rare recueil de 303 épigrammes érotiques ou contes en vers très lestes, paru pour la première fois en 1749. C'est la 3e édition, et certaines pièces paraissent ici pour la première fois, elles sont attribuées à J.B. Rousseau, Ferrand, Grécourt, Piron etc... Rappelons que Lampsaque est à l'origine du culte de Priape. ¶ Gay amour, femmes II. 790 - Pia enfer II. p.381 "édition typographique... elle contient 303 pièces ..."

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        Institutions politiques. Zwei Bände (in einem).

      Den Haag, Pierre Gosse, 1760. - Gest. Portrait des Autors, Titelblatt in rot und schwarz mit gest. Vignette, Widmungsblatt mit großer gest. Vignette, (3) Bl., 358 S., (4) Bl. und Titelblatt mit wiederholter Vignette, (1) Bl., 344 S., (3) Bl. und 4 große ausfaltbare Tabellen, schöner Halbleder-Band der Zeit auf fünf unechten Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt (Rückendruck etwas berieben), gr. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. (Higgs 2422; Humpert 7491; Kress S.4180; Cioranescu 11854). Ohne den 1772 posthum erschienenen dritten Band. Bielfeld "war mit Friedrich (II.) schon als Kronprinzen befreundet, eine Zeitlang in Rheinsberg sein Gast, und wurde gleich nach Friedrich's Thronbesteigung in dessen diplomatischen Dienst gezogen. . Seine Schriften, deren wichtigste, die 'Institutions politiques', 1760 erschien, erinnern nicht bloß durch ihre französische Abfassung, sondern auch durch ihren geistreich weltmännischen Ton viel mehr an Friedrich den Großen, als an die gleichzeitigen Fachgelehrten. Er hat 'die unsterbliche Ehre, die gelehrte Politik zuerst bei den Höfen introducirt zu haben.' (Schlözer). . Ganz vortrefflich sind (seine) Untersuchungen über den naturgemäßen Standort der einzelnen Gewerbszweige. . Zu den wichtigsten Neuerungen Bielfeld's gehört sein Vorschlag, die Ministerien in 8 Departements zu theilen . Vortrefflich ist Bielfeld's Kritik der Steuern" (Roscher, Geschichte der Nationalökonomik in Deutschland, S. 426 ff.). "Ohne originell zu sein, wirkte dieses Buch doch dadurch epochemachend, daß es das deutsche Publikum mit der einschlägigen ausländischen, zumal französischen Literatur bekannt machte." (Oncken, Geschichte der Nationalökonomie vor Adam Smith, S. 34). So widmet er 3 Seiten allein der Analyse der von John Law in Frankreich eingeführten Maßnahmen. Bielfelds 'Institutions Politiques' waren im Ausland erfolgreicher als in Deutschland selbst - auch Adam Smith besaß ein Exemplar des Werkes und zitierte es.- Innendeckel mit dem ex libris der 'Zur von der Schulenburgischen Bibliothek Beetzendorff', Titelblatt verso mit dem Stempel der 'Probstey Salzwedel', das Titelblatt leicht fleckig, eine Seite mit kl. Randeinriß, das letzte weiße Blatt mit zeitgenössischen 'Remarques', sauberes breitrandiges Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach]
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        Mappa geographica totius insulae et regni Siciliae.

      (Augsburg), Tobias Conrad Lotter, (ca. ) 1760 - Plattengrösse: 50,2x58,2 cm. Blattgrösse: 55,4x63,7 cm. Kolor. gestoch. Karte, gefaltet. Sammlung Ryhiner 4201,56. - Titelkartusche oben links. Mit einer Nebenkarte von Malta, Gozo und Comino "Carte particulière de l'isle de Malta et des isles voisins." - (Ecken leicht fingerfleckig).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        History of a Savage Girl

      , 1760. 1760. First Edition . [LE BLANC, Marie-Angelique Memmie] [HECQUET, Marie-Catherine Homassel]. The History of a Savage Girl, Caught Wild in the Woods of Champagne. London: Sold by R. Davidson, circa 1760. Small octavo (4 by 7 inches), contemporary full brown sheep rebacked, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, black morocco spine label. $3800.Scarce London edition, likely the first edition in English of the life of ""a savage girl,"" Marie-Angélique Memmie Leblanc, reportedly published barely a decade after the French first edition, a fascinating contemporary account of her mysterious appearance in the forests of France in 1731, a work that ""marks out a new direction in the history of the feral child. In part, this is due to the particular nature of her case… a mirror-image of Robinson Crusoe a savage shipwrecked in the midst of civilization.""Legends of wild children fascinated Europe during the 18th century. One of the most famous was the mysterious story of a young girl, later named Marie-Angélique Memmie Leblanc, found roaming the forests of France in the early 1730s. This very scarce contemporary account of her life, anonymously published in London circa 1760, is very possibly the first edition in English of the life of Leblanc, who came to embody the unresolved origin of the human race. The fascination with her

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        Lettres sur la danse et sur les ballets A Stutgard et se vend à Lyon chez Aimé Delaroche

      

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        LOMONOSOV'S EPIC POEM ABOUT PETER THE GREAT] Piotr Velikiy [i.e. Peter the Great]

      Academy of Science, St. Petersburg 1760 - [4], 44 pp. 24x19 cm. Period styled full leather, some pages are restored (not affecting the text itself), the last page has some stains. 1 of 600 copies printed. Extremely rare first edition of Lomonosov's epic poem about Peter the Great. Complete with the dedication leaf to Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov, the curator of Moscow University at the time (which was found 5 years prior to this publication). The poem consisted of two songs and wasn't finished. However it played the significant part in the creation of literary cult of Peter the Great in Russian poetry. Worldcat locates one copy only (Harvard). No auction records found. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tractaat tusschen haar Hoog Mog. de heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, en de regeeringe van Algiers. Geslooten in het jaar 1757.

      The Hague ('s-Gravenhage), Jacob & Isaac Scheltus, 1758 (1760). - 4to. 22 pp., final blank. With woodcut device on title page and one initial. Red modern cloth with giltstamped spine title. First edition of the peace treaty between the Netherlands and Algiers on 23 November 1757 (or 12 Rabi' al-awwal of the year 1171, the Prophet's birthday), which ended a war that had lasted since 1755. After the War of Spanish Succession had left the Dutch navy neglected and their merchant fleet large and vulnerable, the corsairs of the Barbary states had begun a series of attacks on Dutch ships. Already the only major naval power to pay tribute to Algiers (under a 1679 treaty), the Netherlands increased their payments to bring about by diplomacy the peace they were unable to enforce by military means. While Algiers had agreed to the peace in 1726 (and the Dutch made new treaties with Tunis and Tripoli), relationships remained tense. The Netherlands were required to send large annual amounts of gunpowder, arms, and naval stores, and "occasionally, if the demands of the Barbary corsairs became too excessive, the Dutch would fight back. They were at war with Algiers from 1755 to 1757 and 1792 to 1793, and with Tripoli from 1789 to 1791. However, in the end peace would once more be concluded. Payment of tribute was always cheaper than maintaining a naval squadron in the Mediterranean for years on end" (Jamieson, Lords of the Sea: A History of the Barbary Corsairs [2012], p. 179). - The present copy is a new issue with an added final leaf (and blank leaf) containing three additional articles appended in 1760. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of a Savage Girl

      1760. First Edition . [LE BLANC, Marie-Angelique Memmie] [HECQUET, Marie-Catherine Homassel]. The History of a Savage Girl, Caught Wild in the Woods of Champagne. London: Sold by R. Davidson, circa 1760. Small octavo (4 by 7 inches), contemporary full brown sheep rebacked, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, black morocco spine label. $3800.Scarce London edition, likely the first edition in English of the life of ""a savage girl,"" Marie-Angélique Memmie Leblanc, reportedly published barely a decade after the French first edition, a fascinating contemporary account of her mysterious appearance in the forests of France in 1731, a work that ""marks out a new direction in the history of the feral child. In part, this is due to the particular nature of her caseÂ… a mirror-image of Robinson Crusoe a savage shipwrecked in the midst of civilization.""Legends of wild children fascinated Europe during the 18th century. One of the most famous was the mysterious story of a young girl, later named Marie-Angélique Memmie Leblanc, found roaming the forests of France in the early 1730s. This very scarce contemporary account of her life, anonymously published in London circa 1760, is very possibly the first edition in English of the life of Leblanc, who came to embody the unresolved origin of the human race. The fascination with her “place of origin and hence with her racial identity marks out a new direction in the history of the feral child. In part, this is due to the particular nature of her case and the fact that she was effectively a castaway in populous France, a mirror-image of Robinson Crusoe, a savage shipwrecked in the midst of civilizationÂ… [Like] Shakespeare's Miranda, Leblanc comes upon a Europe that appears to her as a brave new world.” Her importance was heightened by the publication of RousseauÂ’s Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (1755): ""Leblanc appeared in France just at that moment in which Rousseau revolutionized our understanding of the 'savage'"" (Newton, Savage Girls and Wild Boys, 114-15). After centuries of speculation, in which Leblanc was variously believed to be from Scandinavia, the Arctic, the Caribbean or the American West, or was seen as a representative of the missing link, ""the American scholar Julia Douthwaite and the French surgeon Serge Aroles unearthed hundreds of documents on Marie-Angelique"" that confirmed certain key aspects her life (Stanley, Medical Marvels , 26). ""Research suggests that she may have been born a Sioux from the Wisconsin region, bought by a French woman, and transported with her to Labrador then France. In September 1731 the girl was sighted in an orchard near the village of SongiÂ… The villagers set a bulldog on her, which she killed with one blow before scaling the tree and swinging, branch to branch, back into the woods. The village nobleman, Monsieur d'Epinay, ordered that she be caughtÂ… the girl (who appeared to be anywhere from 10 to 18 years old, depending on sources) amazed her captors by skinning and eating a rabbit uncooked and devouring a chicken in the same way. After several washings, her skin became white. Her huge thumbs and long, tough fingernails were a source of astonishment, as were her sharp, piercing criesÂ… To avoid further escapades, d'EpinayÂ… placed the wild girl in the municipal Hopital St.-Maur in October 1731Â… Called the 'shepherd's beast' on the d'Epinay estate, she was henceforth named Marie-Angélique Memmie LeblancÂ… her once-robust health, weakened by the diet of cooked food and the sedentary lifestyle at the Hopital (and later at convents in Chalons and Paris) was permanently damagedÂ…. Once she became fluent enough to answer questions, her interrogators were able to piece together part of her past. She apparently had been seen roaming the Champenois countryside in the company of another girlÂ… After a dispute over a trinket (some claim it was a rosary), Marie-Angélique wounded her companion with her club. She ran off to fend for herself when she was discovered in the apple orchard near Songi. Thanks to articles in the Mercure de FranceÂ… word of this prodigy quickly spread to the capital and beyond—to England, Scotland, even SwedenÂ… The powerful duc d'Orleans took Marie-Angélique permanently under his protection in 1744Â… She then moved to the capital and began preparations for taking the veilÂ… Mystery continued to shroud Leblanc's legacy into the next century and continues still today” (Douthwaite, 29-33).Anonymously issued in France in 1755 as L'Histoire d'une jeune fille sauvage: authorship attributed to French writer Marie-Catherine Homassel Hecquet or French scientist Charles-Marie de la Condamine. Library of Congress contains a copy of this 116-page edition published in London by R. Davidson: assigning it a date of ""about 1755"" (LOC IV:152). ESTC lists two London editions, each with no publication date, each assigned a possible publication date of 1760. The imprint (London: sold by R. Dursley, T. Davison, T. Manson, C. Bland, and P. Jones) of the 155-page London edition is believed “probably false. Most of these names appear with varying initials in other false imprints"" (ESTC T12460). This preferred 116-page London edition contains the imprint, “London: sold by R. Davidson"": with no bibliographic caution on the imprint's reliability (ESTC N51560). ESTC, LOC, OCLC list no edition in English with a publication date, approximate or otherwise, earlier than this editionÂ’s suggested publication dates of 1755, 1760. Title page with: ""Newly Translated from the French of Madam H——T."" ESTC N51560. LOC IV:152. Bookseller ticket.Text fresh, only light embrowning to preliminaries, mild edge-wear to boards. An extremely good copy, scarce in contemporary boards.

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        [LOMONOSOV'S EPIC POEM ABOUT PETER THE GREAT] Piotr Velikiy [i.e. Peter the Great]

      St. Petersburg: Academy of Science, 1760. [4], 44 pp. 24x19 cm. Period styled full leather, some pages are restored (not affecting the text itself), the last page has some stains. 1 of 600 copies printed. Extremely rare first edition of Lomonosov's epic poem about Peter the Great. Complete with the dedication leaf to Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov, the curator of Moscow University at the time (which was found 5 years prior to this publication). The poem consisted of two songs and wasn't finished. However it played the significant part in the creation of literary cult of Peter the Great in Russian poetry. Worldcat locates one copy only (Harvard). No auction records found.

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        Vlaggenkaart - Lotter, ca. 1760.

      VLAGGENKAART?Flaggen aller seefahrenden Potenzen und Nationen in der gantzen Welt? Kopergravure uitgegeven door Tobias Contad Lotter te Augsburg ca. 1760. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 49 x 56 cm.Deze voorstelling van vlaggen van de 139 belangrijke zeevarende naties werd vervaardigd door Matthaeus Seutter, een van de belangrijkste Duitse kaartenmakers.Lotter (1717- 1777) was leerling en schoonzoon van Seutter. Na het overlijden van Seutter in 1757, neemt Lotter de uitgeverij over en bouwt deze uit tot een van de meest succesvolle uitgeverijen van de 2e helft van de 18e eeuw. Uitgeverij Lotter bestond tot 1810.Prijs: ?1.450,- (excl. lijst).

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        Profiel Nijmegen - naar Werner, 1760.

      Profiel Nijmegen - ?NIMMEGEN?'Kopergravure vervaardigd door Jeremias Wolff naar een ontwerp van Friedrich Bernhard Werner uitgegeven door Johann Friederich Probst rond 1760, later met de hand gekleurd. afm (prent) 38,5 x 111 cm, met onder het stadsprofiel een legenda met landmarks.Aan het einde van de zeventiende eeuw verloor de Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden langzamerhand haar rol als economische supermogendheid aan Engeland. In die tijd werden maar weinig Nederlandse stadsgezichten gemaakt. Het waren de buitenlandse uitgeverijen die toen stad (en provincie) vastlegden. Het Beierse Augsburg was met een aantal zeer actieve uitgeverijen 'Europas Bilderfabrik'. De belangrijkste uitgeverij aldaar was die van Jeremias Wolff (1663-1774) wiens zaak werd overgenomen door zijn schoonzoon Johann Balthasar Probst, vervolgens overging in de handen van Georg Bathasar Probst en later weer in handen kwam van diens zonen Georg Balthasar Probst II en Johann Friedrich Probst. Tot 1802 blijft het bedrijf in handen van de familie Probst. De firma modelleerde ook Nederlandse stadsgezichten naar Beiers voorbeeld, waarin de kerktorens uivormige bekroningen kregen.Friedrich Bernhard Werner (1690-1776) had een kleurrijke loopbaan voordat hij als freelance kunstenaar voor de uitgeverijen van Augsburg ging werken. Zo was hij ondermeer soldaat, Wunderdoktor, vertaler van opera?s en landmeter. Hij reisde veel door Polen, Pruisen, Pommern, Duitsland, Italië, Frankrijk en Nederland om ontwerpen te maken voor zijn prenten van steden, kerken, paleizen en kastelen.prijs: ?3.250,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        Panoramaansicht ('Lisabona. - C.P.S.C.M. - Georg Balth: Probst, excud: Aug: V. - N

      - Kupferstich von 2 Platten gedruckt b. Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg, um 1760, 33,3 x 101 (37,3 x 101) Vgl. Fauser, Repertorium

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        Die privatisirenden F

      2 Theile (von 4)., - Ecken und Kanten berieben und besto

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        Vorstellung und Beschreibung derer Schul und Campagne Pferden nach ihren Lectionen In was vor gelegenheiten solche k

      Augsburg: J. E. Ridinger and 1761 1760 - First (and only) edition of both works. 4to (29 x 22.5 cm). Texts in German and French. First work: engraved title, 36 pp., 46 engraved plates; Second work: 16 engraved plates numbered 1-15 with unnumbered plan of a joust, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, red sprinkled edges, an excellent example. Ridinger was a German painter and engraver who studied at Ulm before establishing himself in Augsburg where he soon made a great reputation for animal paintings. He became the official painter for several great nobles addicted to the hunt. As here he represented animals accurately and naturally in the midst of beautiful landscapes, his execution was remarkable. But it for his depiction of horses that he is rightly most renowned. The first suite of plates depict the exercises for riders in the riding school (plates 1-43) as well as on the battlefield (44-46). The riding school plates show the horse being introduced, then trotting, volting, galloping, the courbette, croupade, etc., through to the capriole. The battlefield plates show the horse being accustomed to the waving of flags, drumming, and shooting. The second suite depicts the exercises for participating in tournaments and jousts. This copy includes the unnumbered plate with the plan of the riding school which Dejager calls "very rare" noting that Thienermann found it very difficult to find a plate to list in his bibliography of Ridinger plates. Dejager 247 & 248; Nissen 3415; Thienemann 646–692 and 693–707. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres sur l'électricité

      Paris, H.L. Guérin & L.F. Delatour, 1760. 1760-1767, 1760-1767, in-12, trois parties en trois volumes, XII-251 + XII-284 + XVI-295 pages, 12 planches dépliantes, veau écaille de l'époque, dos lisses et fleuronnées, pièces de titre rouges et tomaisons vertes, tranches marbrées, Les trois parties qui composent ces Lettres ont paru séparément et avec des sous-titres différents. La première partie, ici en seconde édition, a paru à l'origine en 1753 ; elle comprend les "découvertes qui ont été faites sur cette matière depuis l'année 1752", qui ne figuraient pas dans la première édition. Seconde partie en ÉDITION ORIGINALE ; "on [y] soutient le principe des effluences & affluences simultanées contre la doctrine de M. Franklin, & contre les nouvelles prétentions de ses partisans". Troisième partie en ÉDITION ORIGINALE ; "on [y] trouvera les principaux phénomènes qui ont été découverts depuis 1760, avec des discussions sur les conséquences qu'on peut en tirer. Nollet (1700-1770) fut le premier, en France, à réaliser des expériences avec la bouteille de Leyde et l'un des premiers à publier la relation existant entre la lumière et les étincelles électriques. À l'instar de son homologue du méridional Bertholon, il traita de l'électricité du corps humain dans l'un de ses premiers ouvrages (publié en 1746). Ses théories sur l'électricité furent, dans l'ensemble, en contradiction avec la plupart des physiciens et philosophes de l'époque, dont Benjamin Franklin, à qui il adresse plusieurs des Lettres, ici publiées ; l'opposition des ces deux physiciens fut l'une des plus vives dans le monde des sciences du XVIIIe siècle. Wheeler Gift I, 379. Motteley, p. 181. DSB X, pp. 145-147

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        Ausmal-Kupfertafeln f

      Ohne Orts- und Verlagsangabe, ohne Jahr (um 1760) - 22 lose Original-Kupferstiche, davon 14 farbig ausgemalt in einem mit marmoriertem Buntpapier der Zeit bezogenem, pa

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        Intitulé Véritable Cabale divine et miséricordieuse des Pseaumes de David Copie faite sur un manuscrit du 17e siècle.

      S.l., n.d., (2e partie du 18e s.), in 4°, sur papier bleuté d'une fine écriture penchée, avec les dessins des signatures angéliques in t. pour chaque psaume, pl. vélin moderne sous emboitage cart. Bel exemplaire. Rare manuscrit de le seconde moitié du 18e siècle consacré à la Kabbale des Psaumes. Il est assez proche du Manuscrit de la BNF ref. FR 14784 intitulé "La vraye Cabale mistérieuse et divine pour l'intelligence des 150 psaumes de... David...". C'est vers la fin du Moyen Âge que se développa une pratique "magique" des Psaumes attribués au Roi David. Selon les lois de la kabbale, chacun des 150 psaumes détient une vertu agissante particulière. Les juifs de toutes origines ont suivi le conseil du Zohar à faire usage du Livre des Psaumes comme une source de la prière. En effet, les Tehillim (psaumes, louanges) fournissent une prière appropriée pour chaque occasion, ce que les anciens appelaient une "Merveille de Dieu". De fait la puissance magique des psaumes était considérée comme incommensurable. Ainsi, pour obtenir une grâce du Seigneur, il ne suffisait pas de chanter le psaume indiqué, il fallait aussi effectuer ce qui permettait d'être en adéquation afin d'attirer sur soi la puissance du Nom qui y est relatif. A chaque psaume est donc associé une signature angélique particulière. Le plus ancien texte hébreu sur cette pratique magique le "Shimmush Tehilim" ("sur l'utilisation des Psaumes") date du 10e siècle. Un rare document de magie kabbalistique.

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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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        Oeuvres métallurgiques contenant : I. l'Art de la Fonderie - II. un traité de la Liquation - III. un traité de la Macération des Mines - IV. le traité des trois Merveilles.

      Paris, Hardy, 1760, in 12, de XXXII-394 pp. 1f. d'errata, 1 planche gravée se dépl. et une figure in t., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, qq. très lég. mouillures claires en marge sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale traduite de l'allemand par le Baron d'Holbach. L'auteur a été pour un temps inspecteur des Mines du Landgrave de Hesse-Cassel, mais il fut vite remercié. Il traite des opérations qu'exigent les mines de Cuivre et de Plomb, la façon de traiter les mines d'Or et d'Argent et la manière de tirer le Soufre, mais aussi de nombreuses expérimentations et procédés particuliers. Orschall s'intéressait en effet à l'alchimie, et il reste connu pour sa description d'un procédé pour obtenir de faux rubis par teinture du verre. ¶ Ferguson II.156 "He made attempts to extract a purple color out of gold without the gold itself" - Duveen p.441

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        CURSUS PADI PER LONGOBARDIAM A FONTE USQUE AD OSTIA CUM FLUMINIBUS, QUAE IN ILLUM SE EXONERANT ET ADJACENTIBUS DUCATIBUS AC PRINCIPATIBUS QUOS INTERLUIT ET QUI CONFINES SUNT...

      1760. La carta è stampata in tre fogli della misura di mm 580x455 ciascuno. Il territorio raffigurato comprende l'intero bacino del Po' e la regione veneta fino ad Aviano. Attraente coloritura coeva all'acquerello.Bibliografia: Marinelli, n. 1346; Motta, p. 12 e p. 20; Arrigoni-Bertarelli n. 635; Davoli - Sanfelici - Zanasi, 91

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        Oeuvres de Racine.

      New adorned with a portrait of the author by Daullé, three jewels of title by Seve edition engraved by Chevillet twelve figures carved by the same Aliamet, Flipart Lemire, Lempereur Sornique and Tardieu, and thirteen and sixty asses thumbnail out-of-lamp all by Seve engraved by Baquoy, Flipart and Legrand. Beautiful edition, well printed according to Cohen.Full mottled calf blond at the time. Back with five nerves decorated with flower boxes and golden jewels, as well as parts of title and volume number blonde morocco. All red edges. Caps head leveled, split bit, a tiny gallery worm and slightly blunted corner. A tiny wetness in low margin of the first volume, a fine gallery worm without affect the text of the second volume low margin, otherwise good copy with all margins and freshness.This is the first luxury edition which was made of Racine, it still counts among the most popular of the author. S.n. (De l'Imprimerie de Lebreton) Paris 1760 in-4 (22,5x30cm) (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit) xviij (6) 414pp. (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit) iv ; 447pp. et (1f. fx tit.) (1f. tit) iv ; 412pp. trois volumes reliés

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        Poésies de M. Haller

      - Aux dépens de la société, Berne 1760, in-8 (10,5x17cm), viij ; 9-207 pp. (1) et 196pp. et 254pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Nuova edizione ritoccata e migliorata. Tempo granita vitello biondo completa. Torna liscio decorato con fioriere e gioielli d'oro, monete titolo e il volume numeri granato e marocco abbronzatura. Tagli delineato una rete d'oro. Tutti marmorizzato. Bookplate penna eccezionale, biblioteca guardie Joseph-Ignace Guillotin su ogni volume. Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotin è un erede dell'illuminismo, un membro della famosa loggia massonica delle Nove Sorelle. Fa amicizia con Benjamin Franklin, Lavoisier, Bailly, Buffon o Lacepede, e scrittori e artisti come Condorcet, Voltaire, Restif de la Bretonne e Moreau Le Jeune. Nel suo camerino Guillotin ha anche incontrato il suo futuro padre-Antoine-Claude Saugrain, stampante e libraio presto nominato capo bibliotecario dell'Arsenale da parte del conte d'Artois. Grande studioso, Guillotin è anche un giocatore importante nella Rivoluzione francese fin dalle sue origini. Iniziatore nel 1788 della petizione di sei corpi, sostenendo la votazione mediante scrutinio e non ultimo gli Stati Generali, è anche colui che ha portato i soci nella sala della Corte di tennis. Nel mese di aprile 1789, ha scritto con rimostranze Bailly libretto del Terzo di Parigi, che ha istituito la prima versione di Human Homme.La Criminal Law Reform sottopone all'Assemblea la stessa preoccupazione filantropica per uguaglianza con gli uomini di fronte alla legge: una sola frase, indipendentemente dal rango del criminale; mancanza di conseguenze per la sua famiglia; non decadenza del condannato; e in particolare un tipo d'attuazione "per effetto di un semplice meccanismo. ".Il Ghigliottina, ispirato da stampe d'epoca e migliorato da macchinari Dr. Antoine Louis, è uno strumento che si suppone di aver ucciso in modo indolore e sostituire esecuzione della modalità principali del vecchio regime: decapitazione da ax sciabola o la spada, appesa e roue.Or se libro di poesie Haller è una preziosa reliquia della biblioteca vicino ai grandi scienziati e artisti del tempo umanista, ci permette anche di supporre Guillotin conoscenze su questioni mediche sollevate dal suo invention.En Infatti, Albrecht von Haller non è solo un poeta. E 'anche un anatomista e fisiologo di fama, meglio conosciuto per la sua ricerca sul irritabilità, evidenziando la persistenza dei movimenti in alcune parti del corpo. "Haller chiese come la vita di un animale è ancora possibile dopo la rimozione del cervello e il numero di osservazioni relative agli insetti, quadrupedi a sangue freddo (...) che rimangono per alcuni giorni in grado di camminare e anche di accoppiarsi segnalato" (vedi Canguilhem, Formazione del concetto di riflesso dei secoli XVIII e XVIII) .OR questa riflessione è cruciale nel processo di Guillotin, dal momento che la meccanizzazione è principalmente destinato a porre fine alle sofferenze causate dalle esecuzioni. Se dal 1752 il dottor Antoine Louis partecipato alla disputa sui "segni di morte" non abbiamo alcun record di interesse di Guillotin nel numero. La presenza di un lavoro di Haller in Guillotin ci permette di supporre che il medico filantropo era pienamente consapevole del dibattito scientifico sulla questione fondamentale della immediatezza della morte a causa della rimozione della testa. Quindi, consapevolmente pronunciato come Guillotin prima dell'Assemblea questa frase (la dichiarazione sfortunato gli è valso una cattiva reputazione), "Con la mia macchina, ti faccio saltare la testa con un occhiolino, e si non soffrire. Meccanico cade come un fulmine, la testa vola, sgorga il sangue, l'uomo non è più. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition retouchée et augmentée. Reliure en plein veau blond granité de l'époque. Dos lisses ornés de caissons et fleurons floraux dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaisons de maroquin grenat et havane. Coupes soulignées d'un filet doré. Toutes tranches marbrées. Exceptionnel ex-libris, à la plume, de la bibliothèque de Joseph-Ignace Guillotin sur les gardes de chacun des volumes. Le docteur Joseph Ignace Guillotin est un héritier de l'esprit des Lumières, membre de la célèbre loge maçonnique des Neuf S

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        See-Buch, oder: Gründlicher ausführlicher Bericht... Die Sechste Auflage...

      Lübeck: Peter Böckmann, 1760. Small quarto, 99 pp. & 6 unnumbered leaves, in original marbled paper boards. A book with a strong claim to have been owned by Captain Cook. It is a rare work and the first navigation manual of the Baltic Sea. As is generally the case with such working books of navigation all editions are extremely scarce; this is the sixth edition. This book has a tantalising and plausible ownership inscription in a very old hand to the front pastedown which reads: "Henry Murck his book bought at Sea of Captn. Cook". This intriguing note is clearly meant to refer to the great explorer himself, who had spent many years sailing on colliers in the Baltic Sea before he joined the Royal Navy in 1755, and would have always had an interest in navigational guides and pilots. In the 1760s, right up until he sailed on the Endeavour, Cook was doing his superb work in mapping coastlines in Newfoundland and North America, but it is certainly very likely that he would have kept up with any work being published regarding his old stamping ground. By the same token, while Cook is not known to have had much German, the language in which this book is written, as a good navy-man of the Hannoverian era he was surrounded by German speakers whenever he sailed.The name of the owner of the book, "Murck", is certainly one to conjure with, as that name recurs in the world of contemporary shipping: a Henry Murck is, for example, listed as joining the Marine Society of the City of New York in 1795, while an L. Murck, to cite just one meaningful example, is listed as a having a 1798-registered ship out of Gothenburg (Sweden) in the Register of Shipping for 1811. The Murck family, that is, show every sign of having been established sailors in the region in the late eighteenth century, which certainly adds weight to the early provenance. Without doubt there is a firm connection between the book and the naval officer named Henry Murck who, after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, was one of the founding officers of the modern Prussian Navy in Stralsund, not least because this copy has a later stamp for a research library in Stralsund. This Henry Murck lived into the late 1840s, but it is feasible considering his family's sea-faring history, that this book had been passed down through his family. Title-page upper corner with loss, laid down, marked, old stamps including deaccession stamp; first leaf with an old repair along fore-edge not affecting text; last leaf with repair to gutter; some significant wear but withal very good.

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        Physique des Comètes, Dans le sentiment de l'Impulsion & du Plein; Par le P. Bertier, de l'Oratoire; Correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1760.

      1760. In 12, [mm. 164 x 98], pp. XXIV - 244 - (2) con 1 tav. ripiegata f.t. In pelle coeva, dorso liscio riccamente decorato in oro con sette compartimenti con fiorellini, delimitati da duplici filetti lateralmente e triplici orizzontalmente lisci, con piccole elementi vegetali verso l'interno. Tassello con autore e titolo oro. I piatti presentano qualche abrasione, così come i labbri anteriori. Tagli rossi. Carte di guardia e risguardi marmorizzati. Segnacolo in tessuto staccato, ma conservato. Al frontespizio stemma reale con corona e ghirlanda. Testata incise e capolettera del primo libro incise in legno. Alcuni finalini incisi. Al risguardo anteriore etichetta: Faivre D.M. Il Bertier (1702-1783) dedica l'opera sulla natura delle comete ai colleghi dell'Académie Royale des Science. L'interesse per questi corpi celesti era dovuto al recente passaggio della cometa che Halley aveva previsto per il 1757 e che invece, a causa del fu visibile solo dl dicembre dell'anno seguente e raggiunse il suo perielio, cioè il punto di minor distanza dal sole nel marzo-aprile 1759, a causa del ritardo dell'orbita provocato dall'effetto gravitazionale dalla congiunzione di Giove e Saturno. Il primo dei tre libri che compongono l'opera analizza le opinioni degli antichi filosofi, compresa quella di Aristotele che pensava si trattassero di esalazioni terrestri per dimostrare che non si tratta di questo, né di pianeti. Nel secondo si analizzano due tipi diversi di comete, quelle "surlunaires ou supérieurs & éloignées, les autres sublunaires ou inférieurs & voisines de la Terre". Nel terzo si analizzano tre ipotesi: la prima è che le due specie di comete siano uguali, la seconda che siano pianeti oltre Saturno e l'ultima che si tratti di "tourbillons dans l'éther ... pressé extraordinairement". Al Bertier si deve anche l'opera Principes physiques, pour servir de suite aux Principes mathematiques de Newton. L'ICCU localizza solo due copie di quest'opera: una alla Braidense l'altro alla Biblioteca Estense Universitaria.

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        Gnomonica fundamentalis & mechanica, worinnen gewiesen wird, wie man, sowol gründlich, als auf mechanische Art, allerhand Sonnen-Uhren regulaire, irregulaire, mit Minuten und himmlischen Zeichen, auf allerhand Flächen ... verfertigen solle. Wozu noch eine neue Invention einer Universal-Sonnen-Uhr kommt, welche ohne Magnet-Nadel zu stellen ... Augsburg, Hertel, 1760. 24 nn. Bll. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz u. 15 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Folio. Neuer Hldr.

       1760 Poggendorff II, 400; vgl. Honeyman Coll. 2446 und Houzeau-L 11614.- Zweite Ausgabe.- Johann Friedrich Penther (1693-1749) war Mathematiker und Oberbauinspektor an der Universität Göttingen. Er verfasste zahlreiche Abhandlungen über Sonnenuhren.- Die Tafeln zeigen geometrische Figuren, Instrumente und Messgeräte.- Leicht fleckig.

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        1760 Land Sale Receipt, Release or Indenture for 200 acres of land continguous to Mt. Vernon, sold by Sampson and Mary Darrell to George Washington.

      Not published, Fairfax, VA 1760 - A large document, measuring over 34 inches long and almost 15 inches wide, which transfers land from the Darrell family to George Washington for the price of 150 pounds of current money of Virginia. This land added to the Mt. Vernon estate. An entirely handwritten legal document containing 63 lines of text. Signed by Sampson Darrell and Mary Darrell, with a wax seal following each signature. Additionally signed on the back of the document, along with docketing, by George Johnston, again by Sampson Darrell, and by J. Wagonner? The docketing also refers to this being recorded in folio 683, which corresponds with information recorded in the Fairfax Deed Book Index 1742 - 1797. The document has a dozen sizable chips, and numerous small chips, and has been archivally mended with a profusion of Japanese tissue. The entire document has been encapsulated in archival mylar. The name George Washington appears on the document 11 times, though it is not autographed or written by him. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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 &ea

      Paris: M. Lambert, 1760. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. (20.0x12.3cm). [2] i-xiv, [1] 2-247 [1] pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt. Little browning and spotting to text. Lacking the two engraved plates. Ex-libris to front pastedown. ---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." Fine.

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        THE WORLD DISPLAYED; or, A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels, selected from the Writers of all Nations. 20 volume set bound in 10 books.

      Printed for J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, London 1760 - The complete 20 volume set bound in 10 books. Published in 1760-1761. Bound in contemporary full leather bindings which are moderately worn, with most hinges expertly re-attached by Scott Kellar of Chicago. Illustrated with 154 plates, including three hand-colored folding maps (North America, South America, Asia), a folding map of Egypt, a plan of part of Cairo, folding views of the city of Balbec, Paris, and more including many ancient Greek cities, and three city plans and fortifications including Philadlephia, Quebec, and Louisbourg (Nova Scotia). The first six volumes have special American interest. Title continues "In which the Conjectures and Interpolations of Several vain Editors and Translators are expunged, every relation is made concise and plain, and the Divisions of Countries and Kingdoms are clearly and distinctly noted. Illustrated and Embellished with Variety of Maps and Prints by the best Hands. Sabin 105485, the Second Edition. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GERMANY Ð EAST FRIESLAND / BREMEN: BASSE PARTIE DE LA WESTPHALIE, CONTENANT LA PRINCIPAUTƒ D'OST-FRISE, LA PARTIE INFƒRIEURE DES ƒVæCHƒS DE M†NSTER ET D'OSNABR†CK, LES COMTƒS D'OLDENBOURG ET DE DELMENHORST, DE LINGEN ET DE DIEPHOLZ,

      Paris: chez le Sieur Julien [circa ] 1760 - Copper engraving with full original wash colour, dissected into 9 sections and mounted upon contemporary blue silk, bearing former ownerÕs stamp of the ÔBibliothque de l'AcadŽmie des SciencesÕ in the upper left corner (Excellent, the most sumptuous original colour, original printerÕs smudge along neatline in upper left corner, some wear along original folds of silk), 53 x 41.5 cm (21 x 16.5 inches). An ultra-deluxe, and quite possibly unique, example of Rizzi-ZannoniÕs rare separately issued map of the East Friesland and Bremen regions of northwestern Germany, made during the Seven YearsÕ War, featuring the most exquisite and sophisticated original full wash colour, dissected and mounted upon contemporary blue silk. This gorgeous map is an ultra-deluxe, and possibly unique, example of Giovanni Antonio Rizzi-ZannoniÕs rare separately issued map of far northwestern Germany, including the East Friesland and Bremen regions. Unlike all other examples of the map that we could trace, this particular example features the most sumptuous and sophisticated original wash colour, with the landscape accented in a variety of different pastel hues, while the seas are bathed in an aquamarine wash, with the coastal shoals accented in a tan hue. Moreover, the map is dissected and mounted upon original blue silk, a truly luxurious and extraordinary flourish. The map depicts all or parts of what were then various German states, including the Principality of East Friesland (upper left, since 1744 a possession of Prussia); the Free Imperial City of Bremen, the great port located along the Weser River (left-hand side); the County of Oldenburg; as well as parts of the Bishoprics of MŸnster and OsnabrŸck. The map was made during the height of the Seven YearsÕ War (1756-63), a global conflict, in which Germany was a principal theatre. In the German States, the war pitted Prussia (which dominated the regions depicted), Hannover (a possession of the British royal family) and her regional allies, backed by Britain, against a coalition of German states that included Saxony and Bavaria, which were supported by France and Austria. The conflict was brutal and numerous large-scale battles were fought throughout Germany. In particular, the regions depicted here were dominated by the operations of the armies under the Prussian Field Marshal Ferdinand, Prince of Brunswick-LŸneburg. The present map was issued in Paris around 1760 by the prominent cartographer Giovanni Antonio Rizzi-Zannoni, being one of a series of separately issued maps of German regions issued to satisfy French interest in the ongoing conflict. France was astounded by the amount of blood and treasure their country was expending in Germany, which almost invariably resulted in military defeats. While the Treaty of Hubertusburg (1763) ended the war in Europe, largely on the status quo ante bellum, the French Royal government was permanently weakened by its war debts, setting the foundation for its collapse a little over a generation later during the French Revolution. The treatment of the geography on the present map is highly detailed and accurate and for the time, as Rizzi-Zannoni possessed excellent sources. Not only did he work in the region as surveyor during the mid-1750s, but as explained in the ÔAvertissementÕ (Notice) in the lower left, through his membership in the Cosmographical Society of Nuremberg, GermanyÕs premier geographic institution, he was supplied with groundbreaking maps and scientific observations. Moreover, as he noted in the title, he was indebted to the works of the eminent German geographer, Anton Friedrich BŸsching, who had published a fantastic geographic description of the region within his Anton Friderich BŸschings neue Erdbeschreibung. 3, Das Deutsche Reich nach seiner gegenwŠrtigen Staatsverfassung (Hamburg, 1757). Giovanni Rizzi-Zannoni (1736 - 1814) was one of the most consequential cartographers of the Enlightenment Age. Born in Padova, Italy, he studied at that

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        Intitulé Véritable Cabale divine et miséricordieuse des Pseaumes de David Copie faite sur un manuscrit du 17e siècle.

      S.l., n.d., (2e partie du 18e s.), in 4°, sur papier bleuté d'une fine écriture penchée, avec les dessins des signatures angéliques in t. pour chaque psaume, pl. vélin moderne sous emboitage cart. Bel exemplaire. Rare manuscrit de le seconde moitié du 18e siècle consacré à la Kabbale des Psaumes. Il est assez proche du Manuscrit de la BNF ref. FR 14784 intitulé "La vraye Cabale mistérieuse et divine pour l'intelligence des 150 psaumes de... David...". C'est vers la fin du Moyen Âge que se développa une pratique "magique" des Psaumes attribués au Roi David. Selon les lois de la kabbale, chacun des 150 psaumes détient une vertu agissante particulière. Les juifs de toutes origines ont suivi le conseil du Zohar à faire usage du Livre des Psaumes comme une source de la prière. En effet, les Tehillim (psaumes, louanges) fournissent une prière appropriée pour chaque occasion, ce que les anciens appelaient une "Merveille de Dieu". De fait la puissance magique des psaumes était considérée comme incommensurable. Ainsi, pour obtenir une grâce du Seigneur, il ne suffisait pas de chanter le psaume indiqué, il fallait aussi effectuer ce qui permettait d'être en adéquation afin d'attirer sur soi la puissance du Nom qui y est relatif. A chaque psaume est donc associé une signature angélique particulière. Le plus ancien texte hébreu sur cette pratique magique le "Shimmush Tehilim" ("sur l'utilisation des Psaumes") date du 10e siècle. Un rare document de magie kabbalistique.

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        L'Antiquaire - Das Alterthum .

      - Schabkunstblatt v. J.E. Haid (?) b. Joh. Jac. Haid, um 1760, 41,3 x 31,7 (H) Ein Affe im Schlafgewand sitzt mit übergeschlagenen Beinen auf einem Stuhl. Er hält eine Lupe in der Hand und betrachtet alte Münzen. Vor ihm ein Hocker mit Folianten, im Hintergrund ein Ofen.

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        A Collection of Original Poems By the Rev. Mr Blacklock, and other Scotch Gentlemen

      A. Donaldson / R. and J. Dodsley and J. Richardson, Edinburgh and London 1760 - viii, 231 pages. Contemporary full leather ruled in gilt. Title in red label, with I in compartment below. Volume I was published 1760; volume II [not offered here] followed two years later with contributions from Boswell. Front hinge weak but attached. Old bookplate of one Edward Penington to front pastedown [likely the father of John Penington, C19 Philadelphia bookseller]. Two free endpapers at front and at rear. Foxing and offsetting up to page 1 and to the final 20 leaves or so, with light sporadic foxing elsewhere. Binding is sound. Size: 12mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El Triumpho Mayor de Alcides. Fiesta, que se ha de representar a Sus Magestades en el Real Coliseo del Buen-Retiro, por disposicion de la Muy Noble, y muy Leal Coronada Villa de Madrid, con motivo de la entrada en publico del Rey, Nuestro Señor, D. Carlos Tercero, (que Dios guarde).

      (à la fin:) Madrid, por Joachin Ibarra, 1760. - in-4. 1f. de gravure héraldique. 2ff. 127pp. Plein veau moucheté, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale de cette grande pièce de théâtre représentée à Madrid pour célébrer le couronnement de Carlos III. A la fin de la pièce était prévu un spectacle de danse avec des chants à la gloire du souverain. Imprimé dans les ateliers du maitre Joaquín Ibarra, ce volume est orné d'une planche héraldique gravée sur cuivre, signée Belasco. Très rare. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF KENT DIVIDED INTO ITS LATHES, and Subdivided into Hundreds. Drawn from Surveys, and most approved modern Maps, with various additional Improvements : Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to the Air, Soil, Natural Produce, Manufactures, Trade and present State of its Cities & principal Towns.

      Copper line engraving on paper, with original outline hand-colour. 540 x 725mm (approx. 21 x 28.5). Dissected into 16, and mounted on linen. Folding into the original marbled slip-case, with the engraved labels of Robert Sayer, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, and S. Neele, near Exeter Change Strand. Case lightly rubbed and worn; else a very good, clean copy of this large and handsome map of Kent compiled by Emanuel Bowen, Geographer to George II, and originally produced in 1751 for a series of maps separately sold from 1749 on and eventually published as The Large English Atlas (London 1760) . Borders filled with the numerous historical and geographical information concerning individual towns etc.Inset Chart of the Goodwin Sands. Engraved pictorial title cartouche showing the principal trades and produce of the County: ship-building, fishing, hops and fruit. Engraved dedication panel to Lionel Sackville, Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant & Custos Rotulorum for the County of Kent, etc.

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        Lettres sur la danse et sur les ballets.

      A Stutgard et se vend à Lyon, Aimé Delaroche, 1760. ____ Première édition de cet ouvrage fondamental. Jean Georges Noverre (1727-1810) a été le grand réformateur du ballet classique au profit du ballet d'action. Il passe en revue les qualités et les défauts des principaux danseurs, chorégraphes et maîtres de ballet de son temps. Ses théories forment les bases essentielles de l'art chorégraphique du XIXe et du XXe siècle. Les livres de Noverre sont "consultés par tous les écrivains anxieux de trouver des documents authentiques sur l'histoire de la danse. D'un autre côté, tous nos grands maîtres de ballets se sont inspirés des savants conseils que cet habile artiste a su leur prodiguer, en dévoilant la science théâtrale de la danse dans ses moindres détails comme dans ses plus grands effets." (G. Desrat, Dictionnaire de la danse p. 414.) Dos frotté, papier légèrement bruni. En Français dans le Texte 161.*****. In-8. [161 x 101 mm] Collation : (4), 484 pp Basane brune, dos à nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque).

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        A Sketch of Moral Philosophy; or an Essay to Demonstrate the Principles of Virtue and Religion upon a New, Natural and Easy Plan.

      London: J. Waugh and W. Fenner, 1760. 8vo, 19th century brown half morocco, marbled paper sides and endpapers, gilt decorated and lettered spine. ¶ A treatise on religious ethics by John Taylor (1694-1761), a Presbyeterian minister, tutor and fairly prolific author on theological matters. Fine copy.

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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 &ea

      Paris: M. Lambert, 1760. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. (20.0x12.3cm). [2] i-xiv, [1] 2-247 [1] pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt. Little browning and spotting to text. Lacking the two engraved plates. Ex-libris to front pastedown. ---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." Fine.

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