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        TRACTS, PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL. Containing an explication of several important points in physical astronomy; and, a new method for ascertaining the sun's distance from the earth, by the theory of gravity

      London, A. Millar and J. Nourse; Edinburgh, W. Sands, and A. Kindkaid & J. Bell, 1761.. FIRST EDITION, 1761. 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, 19 folding plates of diagrams, pages vii, 411, bound in modern quarter sprinkled calf over marbled sides, gilt rules to spine and original gilt lettered morocco label from the original binding, edges speckled blue, new endpapers. Name in top margin of title page erased resulting in tiny tear and tiny hole in paper, occasional pale foxing, 1 folding plate slightly dusty at fore-edge, otherwise contents clean and bright. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Dr Matthew Stewart (1717-1785) was an eminent geometrician and professor of mathematics at the University of Edinburgh from 1746, the year he published his General Theorems which established his reputation. At Edinburgh "Stewart's interests turned to astronomy and natural philosophy; and he displayed great ingenuity in devising purely geometrical proofs of results in these subjects that had previously been established by the use of algebraic and analytical methods. Examples of this kind are to be seen in his Tracts physical and mathematical" Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume XIII, page 54. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Works... with a Complete Index.

      Birmingham : Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson, At Shakespear's Head in the Strand, London. 1761 . 4 volumes 4to, portrait, xxviii, 525 (recte 537), (5) pp + (viii), 538, (12) pp, 4 plates + 579, (13) pp + 555, (11) pp, contemporary red morocco, single fillet borders, fully gilt spines with titling direct to leather, turn-ins gilt with a roll of stars, crescents, palmettes, etc., marbled endpapers, edges stained green, armorial bookplate of "Anthony Morris Storer" and leather book label of "C.A. and V. Baldwin" on front pastedown of each volume, very fine condition. ESTC T89166 Gaskell 17

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        The Works of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison Esq. With a Complete Index.

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson 1761 - Four volumes, 4to. Portrait frontispiece in volume I plus 3 plates and 7 plates of medals, plus further medals in the text at the end of volume I, contemporary marbled endpapers. Contemporary speckled calf, some marks and corners a little worn, neatly rebacked in roan with brown and grey spine labels, the former somewhat faded. A finely printed edition including all Addison’s major works; the Opera Rosamund, Cato and other poetry plus his political writings in the Tatler, Spectator and Whig Examiner. Gaskell 17.

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        DE SEDIBUS, ET CAUSIS MORBORUM PER ANATOMEN INDAGATIS LIBRI QUINQUE. Dissectiones, et Animadversiones, nunc primum editas complectunur propemodum innumeras, medicis, chirurgis, anatomicis profuturas. Multiplex praefixus est Index rerum, & nominum accuratissimus

      Venice: Ex Typographia Remondiniana, [1761]. 2 volumes bound in one. First edition, first issue, large-paper copy and a copy with pleasing “old world” provenance. Fine woodcut head- and tailpieces, without the engraved portrait by Renard which is often lacking. Folio, 41 x 24.5 cm, full contemporary calf expertly rehinged at an early date, gilt tooled spine, red and green morocco lettering labels. xcvi, 298; 452 pp. A very good copy with wide margins, minor dampstain at the lower blank margin, most noticeable in the index and diminishing toward the end of this section, some wear to the corners of the covers. Bookplate and small title-page stamp of the Medical Society of Norwich and Norfolk. The Medical Society bookplate is pasted over the eighteenth-century bookplate of Johannes Manning, M.D., with the inscription on an early blank, "Presented by the executors of the late Dr. Manning." THE RARE FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE, and “a foundation of modern pathological anatomy. Vast in scope, it is one of the most fundamentally important works in the history of medicine. In it he (Morgagni) reports in precise and exhaustive detail his findings in nearly seven hundred autopsy dissections, introducing and insisting on the concept that diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease must be based on an exact understanding of the pathologic changes in the anatomical structures” (Heirs to Hippocrates 501). The work focused attention on the "seat" rather than the "nature" of the disease, which had been the principle concern of medicine since Hippocrates. "By this great work, one of the most important in the history of medicine, Morgagni was the true founder of modern pathological anatomy. The work was completed in Morgagni's 79th year and consists of a series of 70 letters reporting about 700 cases and necropsies. As best he could, he correlated the clinical record with the post-mortem findings. Morgagni gave the first descriptions of several pathological conditions [including descriptions of nitral stenosis and heart block (Letter III), and of angina pectoris]. He was Professor of Anatomy at Padua." The Coat of Arms of the Manning family was used by Dr. Johannes Manning for his bookplate which is affixed to the front pastedown, and which is currently underneath the plate of the Norwich and Norfolk Medical Society. Concerning the Manning family, there is much known. “The surname of MANNING was derived from the Old English word 'manningi' a nickname for a brave and valiant man. The name was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. Early records of the name mention MANNIG ( without surname ) listed as a tenant in the Domesday Book of 1086. Algarus Manning est Upsune, was recorded in 1130 in County Northumberland. Semem filius Manning, was documented in the year 1181 in County Essex. Henry Maninge was recorded in County Cambridge in the year 1273. Nicholas Mannyng, 1273 ibid. Johannes Manning was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379 and Norah Mannyng was also recorded Thomas Renshaw and Jane Mannin were married at St. George's, Hanover Square, London in the year 1757. This originally English name, which is numerous in County Cork, and County Dublin, is sometimes used as a synonym of Mannin. Ireland was one of the earliest countries to evolve a system of hereditary surnames. They came into being fairly generally in the 11th century, and indeed a few were found before the year 1000. The maritime county of Cork, in Munster, is bounded by the sea on the south-west, the south and the south-east. To the east it has land boundaries with the counties of Waterford and Tipperary, and to the north with Limerick and to the west with Kerry. Anciently the country formed part of the kingdom of Desmond. After the Anglo-Norman Invasion the whole of the present county, save the City of Cork (which had been founded by the Vikings) and its surroundings, was granted in 1177 by Henry 11 to Anglo-Norman knights who brought over their followers and established a military colony. A notable member of the name was Thomas Manning (1772-1840) the English traveller, born in Suffolk. He entered Caius College, Cambridge, to study Chinese and in 1806 went out as a doctor to Canton. In 1811, he visited Lhasa in Tibet, the first Englishman ever there. He returned to England in 1817, and then went to travel in Italy. He returned, and died in Bath. The associated arms are recorded in Sir Bernard Burkes General Armory. Ulster King of Arms in 1884. Registered at the Ulster Office.”

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        Natur-Spiegel, worin der Mensch vom ersten Augenblick seiner Werdung bis zu seinem Ausschlus aus Mutterleib in einer dreyfachen Abbbildung zu ersehen, und auch aus kurzbeygehaengter Beschreibung zu wissen ist: I. Wie der Mensch Anfangs seinen Wachsthum in Mutterleib bekomme und nehme? II. Wie der anfangende Mensch nach 20 Wochen, oder um jene Zeit, wenner fähig ist beseelt zu werden? Und III. Wie selbiger bey seinem Ausschlus aus Mutterleib beschaffen seye? Deme[!] einige anatomische Erklærungen, nebst vielen, sonders denen Neo-Confessariis dienlichen Anmerkungen, wie auch die ausführliche Ursachen wegen Frucht- oder Unfruchtbarkeit beiden Geschlechts vorangefüget werden

      Basel, Johann Rudolf Im-Hof 1761.. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 16 S. Hübscher Buntpapier-Umschlag. Erste Ausgabe. - Waller 5407 (mit nur einer Tafel). - Interessante Abhandlung zur Embryologie. - Leicht gebräunt und stockfleckig.

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      London- UK: J. Knapton, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, H. Woodfall, A. Cruden, A. Millar, J. Buckland, J. Whiston and Co. J. Beecroft, J. Fuller, B. Dod, J. Hinton, J. Rivington, W. Johnston, J. Richardson, T. Longman, G. Keith, J. Fuller, jun. S. Crowder and Co. B. Law and , 1761. A COMPLETE CONCORDANCE TO THE HOLY SCRIPTURES OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT: in two parts. Containing, I. The appellative or common words in so full and large a manner, that any verse may be readily found by looking for any material word in it. In this part the various significations of the principal words are given, by which the plain meaning of many passages of scripture is shewn: an account of several Jewish customs and ceremonies is also added, which may serve to illustrate many parts of scripture. II. The proper names in the scriptures. To this part is prefixed a table, containing the significations of the words in the original languages from which they are derived. To which is added, a concordance to the books called Apocrypha. The whole digested in an easy and regular method; which, together with the various significations and other improvements now added, renders it more useful than any book of this kind hitherto published. The second edition, with considerable improvements.- by Alexander Cruden, M. A.- Illustrated Frontis- London : Printed for J. Knapton, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, H. Woodfall, A. Cruden, A. Millar, J. Buckland, J. Whiston and Co. J. Beecroft, J. Fuller, B. Dod, J. Hinton, J. Rivington, W. Johnston, J. Richardson, T. Longman, G. Keith, J. Fuller, jun. S. Crowder and Co. B. Law and Co. T. Field, E. Dilly, R. and C. Ware, and J. Wren, MDCCLXI.-1761- 2nd Edition- 1st Thus with Additions- Hardcover:-Large Heavy 4to-VERY GOOD/ no jacket as issued-Publishers full original brown calf leather with 5 raised bands on spine, gilt title on maroon leather inlay- lots of rubs and abrasions, but extremely tight and square- preface to the first and second editions misbound at back-OCLC Number: 5862269-Notes: Dedicated to King George III of Great Britain in 1761 and Queen Caroline in 1737.Description: [1024] p. front. (port.) 28 cm.-Responsibility: By Alexander Cruden- pages are clean, no tears or writing- PO name on ffep- SEE PHOTOS- "Frontis portrait of the author engraved by Thomas Kitchin after a portrait by Thomas Frye.- Cruden's Concordance, which has been in print since 1737, is considered unrivaled. Vying for knighthood and wealth, he got neither....ending up in asylums on numerous occasions. The self named Alexander The Corrector nonetheless created a work which to this day is "the" concordance for the bible.- Alexander Cruden was born in Aberdeen in Scotland (baptised on June 8, 1699, St. Nicholas Kirk, Aberdeen, according to recent research) and was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and Marischal College, University of Aberdeen, and became an excellent Latin, Greek and Biblical scholar.-As well as producing the concordance, Cruden worked as a proofreader and bookseller, several editions of Greek and Latin classics are said to have owed their accuracy to his care. Cruden opened a booksellers shop in the Royal Exchange. In April 1735 he obtained the title of bookseller to the Queen by recommendation of the Lord Mayor and most of the Whig aldermen. The post was an unremunerative sinecure. After failing to obtain the honour of knighthood, he was nominated as Parliamentary candidate for the City of London in 1754, but he decided to withdraw. Some point after this, Cruden adopted the title of Corrector. Cruden saw it as his personal mission to safeguard the nation's spelling and grammar, and through that, the nation's moral health. He was particularly concerned with misspelt signs, graffiti, swearing and the keeping of the Sabbath."- This is a real nice copy and gift worthy and scarce!- Ref. 1981- Hare-33- Non-fiction-religion-concordance-bible (3412) Overseas shipping has added cost due to size and weight of volume. Please inquire. . 2nd Edition. Leather. VG/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by Illustrated Frontis. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Neu-revidirte Willkühr der Stadt Danzig aus Schluß sämtlicher Ordnungen publiciret Anno 1761

      Danzig, Thomas Johann Schreiber 1761.. 1 Bl., 271 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Folio. 34 x 22 cm. VD18 10596348. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der letzten Fassung des Danziger Stadtrechts, das zuerst 1455 verabschiedet wurde und bis zur Eingliederung in Preußen 1857 Bestand hatte. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Schwach gebräunt und nur vereinzelt gering fleckig.

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      London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley..., 1761.. Two volumes. viii,382; viii,380,[22]pp. plus folding map and 4pp. of ads. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with antique gilt-extra spine, leather labels. Corners worn. Internally clean. Overall very good. Lacks the half titles. This is the George Brinley-Brayton Ives copy, with their bookplates from their sales in 1879 and 1891. Brinley was one of the greatest American book collectors of all time, and he amassed an astounding collection of books from dealers, at auction, and by travelling throughout New England and “scouting” for himself. His library was sold at a series of sales between 1879 and 1893. Brayton Ives, a graduate of Yale, was commissioned a brigadier general during the Civil War and was subsequently very active on Wall Street, where he was elected president of the New York Stock Exchange in 1877. Ives himself built a significant collection of Americana, and was an active participant at the Brinley sales, where he bought this copy, in 1878, for $1.75. It sold at the 1891 sale of Ives’ books for $6. Charlevoix was sent to Canada by the Jesuits at the age of twenty-three. After four years of missionary work, he returned to France, whereupon he accepted the commission for this trip from the regent of France. During 1720- 22 he travelled in the Great Lakes region and down the Mississippi. Although his trip was publicly stated to be for the purpose of inspecting interior posts and settlements, he was actually under orders to seek out information relating to the existence of a passage to the Pacific via continental North America. During his travels, Charlevoix questioned the Sioux and traders he found returning to the Mississippi via the Missouri River. Although he hoped to return up the Mississippi in 1723, he fell ill at Biloxi and was forced to return to France from there. "...One of the most interesting of 18th century travel books" - Graff. HOWES C308, "b." GRAFF 651. SABIN 12139. CLARK I:60. FIELD 283. SERVIES 419. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 758. BRINLEY SALE (this copy) 78. IVES SALE (this copy) 166.

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        Ad Leges Tauri Commentarium

      Lyon: Lugduni, sumptibus Petri Bruyset, 1761. Folio; portada con un bloque alegórico grabado en cobre por Papillon, 504 pp. y XXX pp. de índices. Ejemplar con pérdida de palabras del texto en el margen superior derecho de las primeras cincuenta páginas por roedura. Resto del ejemplar en buen estado, con anotaciones manuscritas marginales y subrayados de su propietario, el catedrático de la Universidad de Valladolid Cayetano Ruiz de Alday Dueñas, cuyo ex-libris autógrafo, firmado en 1768, aparece repetido en la página blanca que precede a la portada y en la que cierra el ejemplar. Encuadernación de la época en pergamino, fatigada.

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      - Componimento Drammatico, Da cantarsi Nella Real Villa di Queluz; Per il felice Natale DEL SERENISSIMO REAL PRINCIPE DELLA BEIRA. [Dell’ Abbate MARIANO BORGONZONI MARTELLI, Socio, e Censore dell’ Arcadia Lusitana, &c. Sotto nome di MIRTILLO FELSINEO]. Nella Stamparia di Francesco Luigi Ameno. M.DCC.LXI. [1761]. In 8.º de 22x17 cm. Com 24 fólios inumerados. Encadernação inteira de pele ao gosto da época com ferros a ouro na lombada. Ilustrado com magnífico frontispício alegórico de página inteira; 7 vinhetas e belas letras capitais decorativas gravadas por Debrie; representando Júpiter (Jove) rei dos Numes e estes representados por querubins; vinhetas estas que se encontram também incluídas na obra Arte Poética de Cândido Lusitano, pelo mesmo impressor em 1758. Rarissimo especimen bibliográfico. Exemplar com ex-libris oleográfico no frontíspicio e principais fólios da obra. Libreto composto para ser representado no pequeno Teatro do Palácio Real de Queluz, tendo como personagens Giove, Marte, Amore, Pallade, Coro di Genii. Giove, Marte, Amore, Pallade, Coro di Genii. Com parte musical de David Perez, conforme se encontra mencionado no verso do 5º fólio. Dedicado ao nascimento do Principe da Beira (primeiro deste título, atribuido por D. José I a este seu neto) filho da futura rainha D. Maria I e falecido antes de aceder ao trono. Libreto raríssimo, posteriormente impresso, em 1777, na representação desta obra no Teatro de S. Carlos. [EN] Binding: contemporary full calf gilt at spine. Illustrated with beautiful full-page allegorical frontispiece, 7 vignettes and beautiful decorative capital lettersengraved by Debrie, representing Jupiter (Jove) King of Numes. Same engraving also included in the famous book "Arte Poética" (same printer) by Candido Lusitano in 1758. Ex-libris (stamped) on the title page and main folios of the book. Very rare bibliographical specimen, later reprinted in 1777 for the public representation of this work at the Teatro San Carlos, in Lisbon. This very rare libretto in Neo-classical style (Arcadian) wasrepresented in the small private theater of the Royal Palace of Queluz (still existing in there), with the characters of Giove, Marte, Amore, Pallade, Coro di Genii. Originally, intended to be represented with a musical part, composed by the famous maestro David Perez, as it is just mentioned in verse of the 5th folio. Dedicated to the birth of the Prince of Beira (the first of this title, awarded by King Joseph I to his grandson) son of the future Queen Mary Ist; he died before accessing the throne. Location/localizacao: 1

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        Transacti Primi Devotio Saecli? Oder Beschreibung der Jubel-Andachten, Wie selbe An dem weltberühmten unterösterreichischen Gnaden-Ort Der schmerzhaften Mutter Mariae zum Täferl genannt, In den hunderten Jahr des alldort ersten gehaltenen heiligen Meß-Opfers, und öffentlichen Gottesdienst, Mit höchster Genehmhaltung Seiner Hochfürstlichen Eminenz Josephi Dominici Der H.R. Kirche Tit. S. Petri In Monte Aureo Priester Cardinal Exempten Bischofen, und des Heil. Röm. Reichs-Fürsten zu Passau Grafens von Lamberg Bemeldten Gnaden-Orts gnädigsten Ordinarii &c.&c. Mit möglichster Feyerlichkeit in Beyseyn ungemeiner Volks-Menge gehalten worden

      Prag, Mangold 1761.. 12 Bll., 288 S. Marmorpapierbezogener Holzdeckelband d. Zt. 4°. Nicht häufiges Werk zu dem bedeutendsten Wallfahrtsort Niederösterreichs, des nahe Melks gelegenen Maria Taferl. - Einband fleckig, bestoßen und etwas beschabt, Decken aufgebogen. Anfangs etwas fleckig.

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        Works of the late Right Honorable Joseph Addison, The

      1761. first edition. First Baskerville Edition of the Works of Joseph AddisonADDISON, Joseph. The Works of the Late Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Esq; with a complete index. Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson, 1761.First Baskerville edition of the Works of Joseph Addison (first published in 1721), with all errata noted by Gaskell. Four large quarto volumes. Vol. 1. xxv, [2], [1 blank], 537, [1 blank], [4 Index], [2 blank]; Frontispiece portrait and three engraved plates + six numismatic plates (included in pagination); Vol. 2. [8], 538, [11]; Vol. 3. 579, [1 blank], [11 index], [1 blank], two leaves (Ss1 and Ss2 / pp. 321-324) with top margins neatly repaired (not affecting text); Vol. 4. 555, [1 blank], [10 index].With the preface and dedicatory poem by Thomas Tickell. Engraved frontispiece portrait (by T. Miller after G. Kneller) and three engraved plates (by C. Grignion after F. Hayman) in Volume I, and six woodcut numismatic plates in Volume I (included in pagination). This copy bound without the very scarce “Directions to the Binder” leaf Zzz2 (after p. 538) in volume one and the seven leaves of cuts in volume 2.Contemporary French calf, rebacked, preserving the original spine. Covers triple-ruled in gilt, spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, with two dark blue morocco gilt lettering labels, decorative gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. An excellent set."Baskerville spared neither pains nor money to make his books as fine as he could…most of his books were unusually beautiful, expensive and incorrect" (Gaskell, p. xix); Volume Two lacks the called for seven leaves of cuts.Gaskell, Baskerville, 17. Rothschild 15.

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        The Works of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison Esq. With a Complete Index.

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1761.. Four volumes, 4to. Portrait frontispiece in volume I plus 3 plates and 7 plates of medals, plus further medals in the text at the end of volume I, contemporary marbled endpapers. Contemporary speckled calf, some marks and corners a little worn, neatly rebacked in roan with brown and grey spine labels, the former somewhat faded. A finely printed edition including all Addison's major works; the Opera Rosamund, Cato and other poetry plus his political writings in the Tatler, Spectator and Whig Examiner. Gaskell 17.

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        Babioles Litteraires & Critiques en Verse et en Prose.,

      Hambourg, Jaen Charles Bohn, 1761 - [2], 193, [3] S.; [2], 161, [5] S; [2],134, [2] S.; [2], 142, [2] S.; 150, [2], S. pp. Band 1 in zweiter, alle anderen Bände in erster Auflage. Ein Deckel mit Fehlstelle, innen etwas gebräunt, insgesamt aber noch gutes Exemplar. Gottsched schreibt über ihn: "Der witzige Verfasser der „Epîtres diverses" hat alle Regniers, Boileaux, Rousseaux der Franzosen und ihre Satyren übertroffen und von den wichtigsten Materialien ein Juvenalisches Feuer gewiesen, da jene sich mehr mit Kleinigkeiten aufgehalten oder gegen einzelne Personen ihre Schmähsucht ausgelassen haben." Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8° Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit farbigen Lederrückenschilder mit goldgeprägtem Titel und reichlicher Verzierung ( berieben, 1 Deckel mit Fehlstelle) Seconde Edition, corrigée & augmentée d un second Tome. 5 Bände in 2 Bänden

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        Carceri D"invenzione plate II: 2nd State

      Rome: Piranesi G B, 1761. Carceri, plate first added to Second Edition. Etching with engraving, on wove paper, 565 x 415mm., an excellent impression, with wide margins, slight wear on soft central horizontal fold, a few short tears at sheet edges, well outside the platemark, partially laid on support, framed and glazed, This plate was not included by Piranesi in the first (light) edition of 14 plates issued by Bouchard which make up the Carceri. When Piranesi rssued his reworked (dark) version in 1761 he added two plates not previously issued, of which this is one. It is therefore, strictly speaking, the first edition of this plate - but is referred to by Robison (207) as Second Edition because 14 of the other plates issued with it were second editions. This plate is generally described as no 2 in the series, because of the presence of the inscribed Roman Numeral II in the top right corner of the third and subsequent states. However, this print is of the second state, before the addition of the numerals. This second state is distinguished from the first state by the addition of the signature, address and price in the bottom margin. (Only one copy of the first state is known to exist - that in the Marciana Library, Venice). emailed photos available on request.. Illus. by Piranesi G B. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        'Del Castello Dell' Acqua Giulia', original copperplate engraving from "Le Rovine del Castello dell' Acqua Giulia" (1761)

      Rome. ca. 1770s. Fine. 'Del Castello Dell' Acqua Giulia', or, 'Concerning the Fountainhead of the Acqua Giulia, Rome: map of the acqueduct system and plans and details of the acqueduct'. c. 1770s copperplate engraving from "Le Rovine del Castello dell' Acqua Giulia", originally published in Rome, 1761. Engraving measures 16 x 10.5 inches (40.5 x 27 cm), in an archival, museum-quality mat measuring 24 x 20 inches (61 x 51 cm). A fine plate in fine mat. Giovanni Battista (also Giambattista) Piranesi (1720-1778) was an Italian artist famous for his etchings of Rome and of fictitious and atmospheric "prisons" (Carceri d'Invenzione). Piranesi's enthusiasm for Rome and superior abilities made him able to faithfully imitate the actual remains of a fabric; his invention in catching the design of the original architect provided the missing parts; his masterful skill at engraving introduced groups of vases, altars, tombs that were absent in reality; and his broad and scientific distribution of light and shade completed the picture, creating a striking effect from the whole view.

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        Das Leben und heroische Thaten des Konigs von Preussen, Friedrichs des III [i.e. II]

      Germantown, PA: Christopf Saur, 1761. 288 pp. Hardcover, bound in quarter calf. A well worn copy, the corner abraded; partial loss to the fly leaf; browning throughout. - Although the title and text consistently identify him as Friedrich III, the subject of this work is in fact Friedrich II, known as Frederick the Great. "The first 165 pages are a translation of Dilworth's work into German, the following pages being a compilation from later accounts."--Evans. Provenance: from the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD. . Hard Cover. Fair.. 3.5" x 6".

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        The History of the Proceedings in the Case of Margaret, Commonly called Peg, only lawful Sister to John Bull, Esq

      London: Printed for W. Owen, near Temple Bar, 1761 First edition. Contemporary pale polished calf, spine with raised bands and simple gilt rules, contemporary red morocco label. . Octavo. Title a little soiled, and the occasional small stain, but generally a fine, fresh copy. In dark green cloth clamshell case. Until recently this work , a witty political satire, was usually attributed to Adam Ferguson but David Raynor, in his edition (Cambridge University Press, 1982), has cogently argued that the work is in fact by David Hume. Hume had written to the Rev. Alexander Carlyle of Inveresk on 3 February 1761, claiming that he had written the work, but Carlyle thought that this was a device to direct attention away from Ferguson as the likely author. The evidence ? and there is a lot of it ? is unclear, but many scholars are persuaded that the work is by Hume. The ledgers of William Strahan in the British Library reveal that he was the printer of the work, and that the Edinburgh published Patrick Neill participated silently in the publication (Add Mss. 48803A, f.43r). Strahan printed 1000 copies of the first edition, which was published on 3 January 1761; he printed 750 copies of the second edition, published on 11 February 1761.

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      Cambridge: John Baskerville,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1761. Hardcover. RELIGION; b/w Decorations; royal 8 vo; 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. Crimson contemporary straight-grained morocco, covers. Wide ornate gilt borders of birds and insects, gilded turn-ins. Marbled end papers. Highly ornate spine conisting of scrollwork in five compartments. Text is in two columns within ornamental typographical borders. The title page provides a price of "Eight Shillings and Six Pence, unbound." Laid in note from Blackwell's about a catechism authorship. Contents clean, binding solid. Provenance- Donald Davis Eddy, small bookplate. Unpaginated. All edges gilt. A lovely fine binding. Weighs 3 pounds. .

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        The Works of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq

      Birmingham - John Baskerville, 1761 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Works of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq. with an engraved portrait of Addison to frontispiece to volume one and with engraved plates throughout. In four volumes complete. The contents of the volumes are as follows: to volume one; Poems on Several Occasions, Rosamund an Opera, Cato a Tragedy, The Drummer or the Haunted House a Comedy, Dialogues upon the Usefulness of Ancient Medals. To volume two; Remarks on Several Parts of Italy in the Years 1701, 1703, 1703, and articles from The Tatler and The Spectator. To volume three;articles from The Spectator. To volume four articles from The Spectator and The Guardian, The Present State of the War, the trial of Count Tariff, and articles from the Whig-Examiner and the Free-Holder. Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright and politician. He was a man of letters and his name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend, Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine. It is mostly as an essayist that Addison is remembered today. Addison began writing essays quite casually. In April 1709, his childhood friend, Richard Steele, started The Tatler. Addison inspired him to write this essay. Addison contributed 42 essays to while Steele wrote 188. On 2 January 1711, The Tatler was discontinued. On 1 March 1711, The Spectator was published, and it continued until 6 December 1712. The Spectator was issued daily and achieved great popularity. It exercised a great deal of influence over the reading public of the time. In The Spectator, Addison soon became the leading partner. He contributed 274 essays out a total of 555; Steele wrote 236 for this periodical. Addison also assisted Steele with the Guardian which Steele began in 1713. Previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns and with ink inscriptions to front blanks. With a letter from Bernard Quadditch Ltd. regarding binding signatures in the volumesdated 10th October 1955 inserted to volume four. Condition: Rebacked in calf, preserving original boards. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities and slight wear and marks to boards. Front joint starting, rear cracked to fourth volume. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with occasional scattered foxing and handling marks to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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      Par Ordre de DUC DE CHOISEUIL Ministre de la Guerre et de la Marine., 1761. Copper engraving. Later colour. Very good condition; expert centrefold repair at bottom. Size: 90 x 58 cm. (35½ x 23 inches) Interesting chart of the Bay of Cadiz by the famed French cartographer and hydrographer Jacques-Nicholas Bellin. The map shows the Bay of Cadiz, indicating the city of Cadiz with Fort St.Sebastien as well as smaller towns and villages along the coastline. Bellin was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy upon the creation of France's hydrographic office, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine.Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps and charts. The accuracy of Bellin's charts ensured that they were in use for many years.

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        A Complete History of the Present War : from its Commencement in 1756, to the End of the Campaign, 1760, in Which all the Battles, Sieges, and Sea-Engagements, with Every Other Transaction Worthy of Public Attention, Are Faithfully Recorded

      London : Printed for W. Owen ... L. Davis and C. Reymers ... and J. Scott, 1761. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [4],548p. ; 21 cm. Referenced by: ESTC N005409. Subject: Anglo-French War, 1755-1763. Canada - History - Seven Years' War, 1755-1763. United States - French and Indian War, 1755-1763 Bookplate of Edward Davenport. Very good copy in the original calf over marble boards. Gilt cross-bands with gilt-blocked titling. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong

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        The Complete Family Bible, Containing the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testament at Large, with Notes Theological, Moral, Critical, Historical, and Explanatory

      - London - Printed for the Author, Sold By J. Coote et al, 1761 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce complete edition of The Complete Family Bible, Containing the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testament at Large, with Notes Theological, Moral, Critical, Historical, and Explanatory with The Apocrypha at Large Illustrated with Notes and Comments, Theological, Moral, Critical, Historials and Explanatoryto rear by Francis Fawkes, Vicar of Orpington and St. Mary Cray, Kent. Illustrated with engravings. First edition thus. Two volumes bound in one. The Complete Family Biblewas first publishedin sixty weekly numbers,and there was an edition in 1765 with notes taken from Fawkes. Francis Fawkes (1721 - 1777) was an English poet and translator. Fawkes translated Anacreon, Sappho, and other classics, modernised parts of the poems of Gavin Douglas, and was the author of the well-known song, The Brown Jug, and of two poems, Bramham Park and Partridge Shooting. His translation of the Argonauticain rhymed couplets appeared in 1780. He was ordained in the Church of England, and took the curacy of Bramham in Yorkshire. Fawkes later held the curacy of Croydon, where he came to the notice of Archbishop Thomas Herring; he became vicar of Orpington, Kent. Fawkes remained at Orpington until April 1774, when, by the favour of Charles Plumptree, rector of Orpington and patron of the adjacent rectory of Hayes, he was appointed to Hayes with the curacy of Downe. The other piece of clerical patronage which he received was a chaplaincy to the Princess Dowager of Wales. He was achaplain of sortsto George Fox-Lane, and his first production in literature is said to have been an anonymous poem describing the beauties of his house Bramham Park, published in 1745. An elegy Aurelius for Herring was printed in 1761 with the Original Poems and Translations of Fawkes; and reprinted in 1763 in the volume of Seven Sermons by Archbishop Herring. Fawkes was considered by his contemporaries the best translator since the days of Alexander Pope, and Samuel Johnson approved of his translation of Anacreon. Condition: Rebound in calf. Externally, in excellent condition with only minor shelfwear and the occasional mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. With some age toning predominantly to text block edge, affecting pages marginally, occasional scattered foxing and handling marks and the odd slight closed tear. Marginal repairs to some pages, in particular to front and with frontispiece illustration tipped-in to new front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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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

      Cambridge: John Baskerville, 1761. Second edition. Leather Bound. Near Fine. 6 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches. 284 unnumbered pages. Pages bright and clean, a few with light foxing, mostly at beginning and end. Gaskell's group 3. Pages without star and lozenge border and priced "Eight Shillings and Six Pence" on title. B8, C6, C7 and D2 are cancels. Bound without occasional prayers not found in all copies. Early 20th Century newspaper cuttings mounted on front flyleaf. Early signature of M. Kilkenny on title. 19th Century armorial bookplate of Edward Breese. Armorial bookplate and ownership description dated 1888 of Robert Day, Jr., President of the Cork Literary & Scientific Society. All page edges gilt. Bound in contemporary red morocco with gilt floral border and later arms of Lord Cowley. Neatly rebacked with gilt border, gilt arms of Lord Cowley and 5 (false) raised and gilt bands, gilt title and date to spine. Griffiths 1761/1. Baskerville’s Famous Printing of the Book of Common Prayer in an extraordinary armorial binding. Baskerville was an innovative printer and typographer whose works are considered to be some of the most beautiful printed in the English language. Tributes to his genius as a printer include the font that bears his name, as well as nods by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (The Hound of the Baskervilles) and Umberto Eco (who named the protagonist in The Name of the Rose William of Baskerville).

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        Commentarius historicus, et dogmaticus de sacramentis in genere, et specie .. his adduntur dissertationes de censuris, de irregularitate, & de indulgentiis, exactae ad veterem, & hodiernam Ecclesiae disciplinam .. Editio novissima Veneta post sextam Lugdunensem, ab innumeris mendis sedulo expurgata .

      ex typographia Dorigoniana 1761 In 4ø, pp. xx, 602 , rilegat. coeva in t. pergamena con presenza diffusa alla cop. ant di fori, pi? rari alla cop. post. e ai margini di numerose pagine senza ledere il testo, rarissimi fori nel testo. Leggera abrasione alla parte inferiore del dorso.

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        A Treatise of Husbandry on the Improvement of Dry and Barren Lands. Shewing, I. The many Advantages which would arise to the Nation in general, by destroying of Warrens, and converting the Lands into Tillage, Pasture, &c. II. Pointing out new and cheap Methods to make growing Fences upon the most Barren Soils, and how to Till and Manure the same at a low Expence. III. How to prepare the Land, and Raise upon it Various Sorts of Plants, to produce both poles and timber

      Printed for Richard Watts. and William Whitestone, Dublin 1761 - First Irish edition (and English edition precedes by a year). Unprinted blue wrappers. 123, (1)pp., foldout plate. Tiny old spine label, a bit of soiling, a pleasing very good copy. Title page gives price for the work both sewn and bound. *OCLC* locates a single copy of this edition, at Cambridge; *Copac* adds another. *ESTC T73930; Higgs. Bibliography of Economics 2444.* [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dissertazione sopra l'antichissimo territorio di Sant'Ilario nella diocesi di Olivolo, in cui molte cose si toccano all'antico stato della Venezia marittima appartenenti. -

      Venezia, Pasquali, 1761.In-folio picc. Cartonatura moderna. 3 tavv. ripiegate e 3 carte geografiche ripiegate inc. in rame. XLIII pp. Prima e unica edizione di un?opera «interessante per la storia della idraulica» (Riccardi II, 513). L'architetto e ingegnere idraulico veneziano Temanza «occupa un posto rilevante nella storiografia artistica per l'accurato riscontro documentario e l'attenzione data al rapporto tra scienza e architettura» (Treccani). Lozzi 4797. Morazzoni 257. Cicogna 5264: «pregiatissimo lavoro».

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        Commentaria in omnes Aphorismos Hermanni Boerhaave de cognoscendis, et curandis morbis. Editio postrema veneta..

      Venetiis, Typ. Jo. Bapt. Pasquali, 1761 - 1764; 1772. 1761 Sette volumi in -4. Antiporta incisa con ritratto dell?autore. Leg. vitello dell?epoca. Dorsi a nervetti con fregi oro e titoli su tassello (volumi 1-6). Il vol. 7, pubblicato successivamente è di dimensioni leggermente superiori e legato con cartonatura rustica. Il settimo volume comprende il ?Libellus de Materia Medica et Remediorum Formulis? e l??Index rerum quae habentur in commentariis?, datato 1774, di p. 80, con proprio frontespizio. Celebre commento agli aforismi di Hermann Boherhaave. Gerard van Swieten, medico olandese che fu suo allievo fu tra i fondatori della Scuola di Medicina di Vienna. Nel 1745 divenne il medico personale dell?Imperatrice Maria Teresa. In questa posizione contribuì alla trasformazione del servizio sanitario austriaco e alla formazione medica universitaria, introducendo corsi di clinica negli ospedali. Fu celebre anche per la sua lotta al Vampirismo in alcune regioni dell?Europa orientale.

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        La Monarchia Hebrea.

      Madrid, por Don Gabriel Ramirez, 1761. Dos volúmenes en 4to.; 6 hs., 470 pp., 5 hs. + 396 pp., 5 hs. Con un total de 73 (de 80) láminas grabadas en cobre por Palomino, Ricarte, Galcerán, Asensio y Minguet sobre dinujos de Jerónimo Antonio Gil y José Camerón. Encuadernación no uniforme en piel, de la época. El volúmen II está practicamente desencuadernado.

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        Il forestiere istruito delle cose più rare di architettura, e di alcune pitture della città di Vicenza. -

      Vicenza, Vendramini Mosca, 1761.In-4. Legatura moderna in m. pergamena con angoli, tassello rosso sul dorso. Ritratto del Marchese M. Capra, a cui l'opera è dedicata, e 36 tavv. f.t. inc in rame da Cristoforo dell'Acqua (32 ripiegate), con facciate, spaccati e piante di edifici. 119, (1) pp.; frontespizio impolverato, lievi aloni marginali su pochi fogli, e qualche strappetto restaurato su alcune tavole; buon esemplare marginoso. Rara prima edizione di questa accurata guida del noto architetto vicentino, molto apprezzata per la descrizione delle opere del Palladio e dello Scamozzi. Solo in questa edizione il testo è in forma di dialogo tra un "forestiere" e la sua guida, che si scambiano erudite informazioni e commenti mentre visitano la città, il che rende la lettura particolarmente piacevole. Lozzi 6396. Fossati Bellani 2512. Schlosser 568. Fowler 43. First edition of this valuable guide, particularly interesting for architecture. With a portrait and 36 engr. plates (32 folding). Title slightly dust soiled, mild damp stain in lower blank margin of 5 leaves, and a few folding plates with repaired tears; generally a good, large margined copy bound in half vellum.

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        Theatrum Machinarum Universale of, Groot algemeen Moolen-Boek : behelzende de beschryving en afbeeldingen van allerhande soorten van moolens, derzelver opstallen en gronden [...] voor 't grootste gedeelte getekent te Amsterdam door Johannis van Zyl ; en in 't koper gebragt door Jan Schenk. I. Deel.

      Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk, 1761 1761 Gebonden, halflederen eigentijdse band, gemarmerde platten, [8]+18+[2]+4 pp., titelprent + 64 platen hors texte (nummering I - LVI + Tab I - VI + Tabula I - II); col. compl., 32x52cm. Goede staat, band netjes gerestaureerd. De gegraveerde frontispice wordt gecombineerd met een lofdicht op de uitvinding van de zaagmolen door Cornelis Corneliszoon van Uytgeest; de vier verzen in de illustratie zelf zijn van H.I. Soet. Bierens de Haan. Deze uitgave bevat de twee extra 'Tabulae', welke meestal ontbreken. Beschrijft de Nederlandse molenbouwkunst en beklemtoont de mathematische precisie die essentieel is in zijn beroep. Verschillende molentypes worden beschreven en in detail uitgetekend. Jan Schenk maakte de 62 dubbelbladige kopergravures met oog voor technische, wiskundige en achitecturale details. The engraved frontispiece is combined with an ode to the invention of the sawmill by Cornelis Cornelis Son of Uytgeest, the four verses in the illustration itself of HI Soet. Bierens de Haan. This edition contains two extra Tabulae ', which is usually lacking. Describes the Dutch windmill architecture and emphasizes the mathematical precision that is essential in his profession. Different mill types are described in detail and drawn. Jan Schenk made ??the 62 twin-copper engravings with an eye for technical, mathematical and achitecturale details

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        The Vegetable System. Or, the Internal Structure and the Life of Plants; their Parts, and Nourishment Explained; their Classes, Orders, Genera, and Species, ascertained, and described; in a Method altogether New: comprehending an Artificial Index and a Natural System. With figures of all plants designed and engraved by the author. The whole from nature only.

      London, the author, 1761-1775. 26 volumes bound in 13. Folio (445 x 290mm), with 1546 engraved plates on 1544 leaves. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated new spines in 7 compartments with red and green gilt lettered label, frontcover with gilt ornament. First editions (excepting volumes 1, 4 and 5 which are in the second edition) of the greatest and largest botanical publication of the eighteenth century. The work is in complete state exceptionally rare and the present copy is one of the most complete ones to come on the market. In our catalogue 285 (2006) item 96 we offered a complete copy with 1548 engraved plates. Most sets contain a mixture of first and later issues. Our copy lacks plate 13 of volume 1; plate 50 of volume 21 (in its place is bound plate 36 which is double), and a text leaf in volume 2. A few copies of the work were also issued with the plates coloured. A total of some 26,000 plants are illustrated and described. 'The Vegetable system is of great importance because it gave for the first time in the vernacular a comprehensive treatment of the plant kingdom, on a lavish scale... adopting the Linnaean generic names and introducing binary nomenclature' (Stafleu). Numerous species are described for the first time, most being recently introduced exotics. The Vegetable system is dedicated to the Prince of Wales, later George III. Its publication was instigated by, and partially financed by, John Stuart, Earl of Bute, a notable patron of botany and the initiator of Kew Gardens as a botanic garden. He may well have contributed to the text. John Hill was involved in lengthy financial disputes with Bute, and the publication of the Vegetable system ended in Hill's bankruptcy and death. For a detailed history see Henrey II pp. 103-8. A very fine set. Provenance: Armorial bookplates of Sir Edward W. Watkin and Baron Dickinson Webster. Great flower books p. 59; Henrey 832; Nissen BBI, 886; Stafleu & Cowan 2772

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        Missale Romanum ex decreto sacrosanti Concilii Tridentini resttutum, S. Pii V Pontificis Max. jussu editum, Clementis VIII et Urbani VIII auctoritate recognitum.

      apud Nicolaum Pezzana 1761 In-Folio (cm. 36,5), affascinante leg. coeva in p. marocchino rosso con dorature ai piatti e al dorso (lievi abrasioni), tagli dorati, risguardi marm.; pp. [32], 448, CXIX, [1] in ottimo stato, con 3 tavole d'ill. in rame f.t., testo bicromo su due colonne, capilettera in xilo.; notazione quadrata su tetragramma rosso; piccoli segni d'uso. Ottimo es..

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        Esprit du Chevalier Folard tiré de ses Commentaires sul l'histoire de Polybe. Par Main de Maitre?

      chez Chrétien-Frédéric Woss 1761 Cm. 20, pp. viii, 378 (6). Frontespizio in rosso e nero, testate e capolettera e 24 belle tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Tagli colorati, sguardie marmorizzate ed etichetta applicata ad una sguardia di un'antica libreria francese. Piccole mancanze alle cuffie, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Agriculturae Fundamenta Chemica, Akerbrukets Chemiska Grunder, ...

      Upsaliae 1761. 8vo. pp. (4), 321, (1). Contemporary blind limp boards. The scarce original edition. "Wallerius' interest in agriculture naturally led him to pursue agricultural chemistry, especially since agriculture was of great importance for the national economy. His research proved so basic and of such scope that he was called the father of agricultural chemistry. His principal work in this field was 'Agricultura fundamenta chemica ...' which was published in Latin and Swedish, in parallel columns, and was later translated into German, French, Spanish, and English. Wallerius established as a fundamental, necessary principle that agricultural chemistry should be based on comparative study of the chemical composition not only of plants but also of the earth in which they grow" (D.S.B. XIV, pp. 144/145).

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        Code Militaire, ou compilation des ordonnances des Rois de France, concernant les Gens de Guerre. Nouvelle Edition augmentée des dernieres Ordonnances.

      A Paris, Chez Nyon, 1761. 1761 8 voll. in-12° (172x105mm), pp. 400 - 450 ca. per ogni volume, legatura coeva in pieno vitello marmorizzato con filettatura a secco lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Dorsi con doppio tassello granata con titolo e tomaison in oro, filetti, fiorellini e motivi vegetali in oro. Tagli e risguardi marmorizzati. Ex-libris nobiliari antichi del Conte Salmatoris Rossillion du Villar, della celebre famiglia di Cherasco, con suo blasone xilografico. Bellissimo esemplare. Reimpressione ampliata di questa monumentale opera giuridica raccogliente le ordinanze dei Re di Francia in merito alla guerra e alle disposizioni e regolamenti militari. Una sola copia in ICCU, alla Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli.

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        Icones Plantarum sponte nascentium in regnis Daniae et Norvegiae, in ducatibus Slesvici et Holsatiae et in comitatibus Oldenburgi et Delmenhorstiae: Ad illustrandum opus de iisdem Plantis, Regio jussu exarandum Florae Danicae nomine inscriptum.

      Ed. G.C. Oeder, O.F. Müller, M. Vahl, J.W. Hornemann, S. Drejer, J.F. Schouw, J. Vahl, F.M. Liebmann, J. Steenstrup et J. Lange. Copenhagen 1761-1883. 51 parts and 3 supplement parts, bound in 25 volumes. Folio (385 x 253mm.). With 3240 engraved plates. First 5 volumes contemporary full calf, gilt decorated spines with gilt lettered labels, the following 10 volumes in contemporary half calf, gilt spines with gilt lettered labels, marbled sides, the last 10 volumes in contemporary half calf (not matching with the preceding 10 volumes), gilt spines with gilt lettered labels, marbled sides. A fine complete copy of the most beautiful work on the flora of North Europe, forming the most extensive representation of the Scandinavian flora. The work was issued with plain or coloured plates. Published over a period of 122 years it comprises 3240 engraved folio plates and depicts plants of North Germany, Denmark, Norway and to a certain extent Sweden. It had the support of five successive Kings in Denmark beginning with King Frederik V (1722-1766) and ending with King Frederik VIII (1843-1912). 'The value of the work was in the accuracy and beauty of the plates made under his (Oeder's) supervision by Martin and Michael Rösssler and later, under the supervision of the Danish editors, by Christian F. Mueller (1748-1814) and Johann Theodor Bayer (1782-1873). The Rösslers together contributed some 600 plates, J.T. Bayer some 1,500 plates... Their figures unite great artistic excellence with utmost scientific exactness, so that they belong to the best of their kind...' (Stearn, W.T. The Flora Danica its history and illustrations). 'The Royal Porcelain Factory's most remarkable achievement has been the 'Flora Danica' service consisting of more than 2,300 separate pieces each decortated with representations of Scandinavian wildflowers taken from the 'Flora Danica' ' (Stearn). Great Flower Books, pp. 69-70; Dunthorne 218; Nissen BBI, 2249; Stafleu & Cowan 7001 & 7008.

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      GALEATIEdito nel 1761 in Mediolani , in folio , legatura in mezza pelle con angoli, titoli al dorso, incisione al frontespizio, titoli in rosso/nero, incisione alla dedicatoria, capilettera animati. Prima edizione milanese dell'opera edita per la prima volta nel 1774 dal Morandi, famoso botanico, artista del giardino del Castello Valentino di vittorio Emanuele II di Savoia. 68 tavole fuori testo a piena pagina raffigurante più piante ogni tavola. Buon esemplare, ancora in barbe.

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        Di Tito Lucrezio Caro della Natura delle cose. Libri sei. Tradotti in verso sciolto da Alessandro Marchetti Lettore di Filosofia, e Matematiche nell'Università di Pisa ed Accademico della Crusca. Col testo latino a fronte. Si aggiunge L'Anti-Lucrezio del Card. Di Polignac. Tradotto da D. Francesco Maria Ricci. Tomo I e II.

      LAUSANNA (I.E. VENEZIA): A SPESE DI DOMENICO DEREGNI, 1761 1761 Lausanna (i.e. Venezia): a spese di Domenico Deregni, 1761 2 voll. in-8 (1) c. (antiporta incisa) (2) XXVIII 279 (1); (2) (2) 352. Cartoncino rustico. Al dorso tassello con titolo manoscritto. Calcografia allegorica ai due frontespizi. L'edizione originale fu impressa a Londra, a questa seguono molte edizioni contraffatte. Probabilmente stampata a Venezia, dove operava Domenico De Regni. Cfr. anche il catalogo collettivo delle biblioteche della Svizzera occidentale. Comprende "Notizie storico-critiche intorno T. Lucrezio Caro", la "Prefazione alla Traduzzion del Signor Alessandro Marchetti premessa all'edizion di Londra", la "Protesta del Traduttore a' Lettori". Senza l'Anti-Lucrezio: non pubblicato in questa edizione.

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      BOUSQUET 1761 Edito nel 1761 in 2 volumi In 8¯, legatura in pergamena con tessello e fregi dorati al dorso, raffigurazione in incisione all'antiporta, frontespizio in rosso/nero con vignetta, pagg. 451, 471.Buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Internazionale Ulrico Hoepli]
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        The History of our Customs, Aids, Subsidies, National Debts, and Taxes. From William the Conqueror, to the present year MDCCLXI

      London: Printed for G. Kearsly, 1761. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Antique style modern half-leather and marble-paper covered boards with gilt lettered title labels to spine. Firm, tight and clean with some old staining faintly affecting the outer part of a small number of leaves, mainly at the prelims; also, a couple of leaves closely cropped, not affecting text; contents otherwise sound with very little foxing and just a moderate amount of age-toning. Four parts in one volume with separate paging and a separate title-page for each part. Size: octavo (215mm x 130mm); pages: [4], 85, [1]; [4], 92; [4], 96; [2], 165, [1] and two large fold-out plates; (note: the original small errata sheet is pasted to verso the final leaf of Part 4). A very good copy or better. Scarce and very rarely found complete.

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        Mémoires Sur La Vie De M. De Laval, Premier Éveque De Québec

      Cologne: Jean Frédéric Motiens , 1761. 1st. Hard Cover. Fine. 12mo (164 x 100 mm). vii, [1]-2l5pp. First edition. Modern rich burgundy leather, new end papers, with title in gilt stamped on black leather label and 1761 date in gilt stamped at bottom of spine. Inside page are pleasantly age toned evenly throughout. Attractive book in fine condition. This scarce biography of the first Bishop of Quebec (1623-1708) contains much useful information about the late 17th century history of the region. Although the terminal leaf indicates this to be the end of the first volume, only one was published. First Edition of this scarce book, the earliest biography of François Xavier de Laval de Montigny [1623-1708], first bishop of Quebec (1674-88) and one of the most powerful and influential figures in seventeenth century New France., Although Sabin cites the first edition of this work, Paris, 1761, as existing in two volumes, only one volume is all that was published. A scarce little book that Winsor says "is worth looking into, though not with the object of accepting all its statements. Frontenac is bitterly attacked, his faults magnified, and many serious charges preferred against him." Streeter Sale 129. Sabin 39216; Dionne 653; Winsor, IV. pp. 358--59. Faribault, No. 378.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        Epithalamia Oxoniensia, sive, Gratulationes in Augustissimi Regis Georgii III. et illustrissimae principessae...

      [Oxford] Oxonii: E Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1761. Folio: [188] p.; 38.5 cm. (A-Bp2s, 2Bp2s, C-Zp2s, Aa-Yyp2s). Title continues: Sophiae Charlottae nuptias auspicatissimas. Collection of poems specially written for the wedding of King George III, in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and English. Engraved title-page. Bound in ducal red morocco leather. The spine was fire-damaged and brilliantly restored by George and Pat Sargent, Dragonfly bindery. stock#OB532. Vg.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        The Works Of The Late Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Esq.: Four volumes

      . Bound in contemporary tan calf with the title stamped in gilt on red and darker brown labels on the spine, four remaing panels decorated with ornamentation in gilt. Modest foxing internally, otherwise very good condition. Borders, edges, and inner dentalles decorated in gilt on all volumes. Marbled end papers and edges. Outer hinges worn through but still holding by the cords with the end papers still sound. Some wear and chipping to heads and heels.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Explicatio tabularum anatomicarum Bartholomaei Eustachii. Autor recognovit castiguit, auxit, denuo edidit.

      Folio. 2 n.n. Bl., 295, 1 S. Mit 89 Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. Blake 139. - Wellcome II, 26. - Zweite von Albinus bearbeitete und kommentierte Ausgabe der "Tabulae anatomica" von Eustachius. Hier zum zweiten Mal mit den Umrisszeichnungen gegenüber den Kupferstichen. Diese Methode zur Erklärung einer Abbildung war 1734 von Albinus in Zusammenarbeit mit seinem Graphiker J. Wandelaar erstmals angewendet worden. - Einband stark bestossen und berieben. Lederbezug am Rücken und am Deckel stellenweise abgeplatzt. In der oberen rechten Ecke mit durchgehendem Wasserrand. Leichte Feuchtigkeitsspuren im Innenfalz. Eine Tafel stark angerändert und mit mehreren Einrissen ausserhalb der Darstellung. Titel gestempelt "Karl Ferdinand Suadicani" (siehe Hirsch V, 576).

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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      3. udg. Kbhvn.: Trykt og Bekostet af Andreas Hartvig Godiche 1761. (6)+384+(8) s. Eksemplar på skrivepapir med kobberstukket titelblad. stukket af J. Haas. Indbundet i samtidigt spejlbind af helskind. Svagt plettet. Tidligere ejernavne på friblade.. Giver et meget interessant indblik i 18. årh.'s kirkelige forhold i Danmark og Norge. Bibl. Dan. I, 555. Udkom 1. gang 1685

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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