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        Gouvernement General du Pays Orleanois

      Amsterdam 1761 - The map is centered on Tours but covers the area from La Rochelle in the west to Orleans in the east., Size : 465x595 (mm), 18.25x23.375 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring Very Good, some discolouration, mostly at margins.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Les plus beaux monuments de Rome ancienne.

      Ou recueil des plus beaux morceaux de l'antiquité romaine qui existent encore: Dessinés par monsieur Barbault peintre, ancien pensionnaire du roy à Rome, et gravés en 128 planches avec leur explication. Rome, l'imprimerie de Komarek, 1761. Imperial folio (489 x 375 mm). VIII,+ 90 pp.+ 73 engr. plates (with 117 illustrations), and with 11 engr. vignettes in the text. Bound together with 51 extra engr. plates (mounted on 26 leaves), of which one is folding. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt spine with raised bands and green label, red morocco imitation paper boards. Wear to upper joints. From the library of the Swedish artist Carl G. Fehrman, with his discret black library stamp on the title leaf.Cicognara 3592. Brunet I, 646. Not in Garcia or Furchheim. First edition of Jean Barbault's (1705-66) large work on ancient monuments in Rome, which also contains three plates with wall paintings from Herculaneum, copied after "L'Antichita di Ercolano". This work, and his work on the modern monuments of Rome, are attempts to challenge Piranesi's "La Vedute di Roma", published at the same time. At least 26 of the extra plates at the end, and perhaps also the map of Rome, are from Joachim von Sandrart's "Des altern und neuen Roms Schau-Platz", Nürnberg 1685. The remaining plates are by various artists, for example Israel Silvestre, Adam Perelle and Piranesi. The Swedish engraver and medal maker Carl G. Fehrman (1746-98) came to Rome in 1775 and stayed there together with Sergel, Masreliez and other Swedish artists until he returned to Sweden in 1778

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        MEMOIRS OF MAXIMILIAN DE BETHUNE, DUKE OF SULLY 1761 3 VOLS

      London Book. Fair. Hardcover. 9 ¼ x 11. TITLE: MEMOIRS OF MAXIMILIAN DE BETHUNE, DUKE OF SULLY 1761 3 VOLS AUTHOR: NONE STATED PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: Printed for A. Millar, in Strand; R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; and W. Shropshire, in New-Bond-Street. MDCCLXI (1761) EDITION: Third Edition stated CATEGORY: Rare, Mystery ---NOT SIGNED--- BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The board on all three volumes are starting to split at the hinges. Very light age foxing present in the volumes. Books are without marks or writings, pages are brown clean, and books are tight and sturdy except for the hinge areas at the boards. There two private book labels present, the one on the inside board has the name 'George Venables Vernon - Baron of Kenderton' and the label on the front endpaper has the name 'Henry R. Bishop.' There are some scuffing to the board edges and some bumping to the corners. Volume three has a light burn like mark to the board at the edges (may have come from candle reading), very small stain in the lower gutter area. SIZE: 9 x 11 (approximately) PAGES: 540, 555, 406 plus about 60-80 index pages Extra pictures located at the following: ViewFair Books/store/catalog/004223-2.jpg ViewFair Books/store/catalog/004223-1.jpg BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Third Edition stated. Printed for A. Millar, in Strand; R. and J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; and W. Shropshire, in New-Bond-Street. MDCCLXI (1761). Fair(plus)/None dust jacket condition. MEMOIRS OF MAXIMILIAN DE BETHUNE, DUKE OF SULLY, PRIME MINISTER TO HENRY THE GREAT. CONTAINING THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND REIGN OF THAT MONARCH, AND HIS OWN ADMINISTRATION UNDER HIM. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH. TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE TRYAL OF RAVAILLAC FOR THE MURDER OF HENRY THE GREAT. IN THREE VOLUMES. THE THIRD EDITION. COMPETITIVE PRICING! InvCode E 980 H 1150 V 900 ViewFair Books : 004223.

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        The East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia, in the Province of Pennsylvania

      London 1761 - Engraving from London Magazine. Sheet size: 8 3/8 x 22". Inventory#: p406pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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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 Xlll, page 54. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Lt. Col. Joseph Goreham [Gorham] Autographed Signed Manuscript 1761

      Marblehead: Joseph Goreham [Gorham], 1761. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. One page Autograph Document Signed, dated Marblehead April 14, 1761: "Whereas Malachy Salter, Esqr Stands engaged to the Government of Nova Scotia in the sum of on Hundd pounds that Currency wch he gave his note for, in Lieu of a note for Sd sum given up to Bourn & Freeman wch they originally gave for so much in behalf Eziekiel Gilman Esq bearing Date…I hereby promise to account & pay G. Bourn & Freeman Fifteen pounds of the currency aforsd whenever the Government…." Signed "Jos.Gorham." 6 ½" x 5 ¼", reinforced heavily on verso with archival paper, Very Good. LT. COL. JOSEPH GOREHAM (1725-1790) Fought in the French & Indian Wars and gained fame with his brother John of the noted Goreham Rangers. He was said to have distinguished himself at Louisbourg and Quebec, and in 1782, was appointed as Governor of Newfoundland. He was captured by Indians at Canso, but was released by the French commander at Louisbourg. After John's death, Joseph took command of Goreham's Rangers. Although John's service to Nova Scotia lasted only seven years, they were critical years in the history of North America, and through them, Goreham's Rangers "kept Nova Scotia English

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        Oeuvres. Nouvelle Edition. Reveue, corrigee et augmentee de l'explication des mots et des prhases les plus difficiles.

      . Jene : Pierre Fickelscherr 1761. 740 pp. Contp., a little worn halfleather with coloured label. Contp. writing on flyleaf. Name removed on titlep..

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        DISSERTAZIONI STORICHE E CRITICHE SOPRA LA CAVALLERIA SECOLARE E REGOLARE. Con Note, e molte Figure in rame, da un Religioso dello stess'Ordine dal Franzese tradotte.

      Dalle Stampe di Giammaria Rizzardi 1761 Opera dedicata al nobile bresciano Vincenzo Gaifami. Cm.26x18,5. Pg.(4), XXIV, 484. Legatura moderna in mz.pelle con piattie fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Titoli e fregi in oro al dorso a quattro nervature. Ritratto del Gaifami in ovale inciso da Domenico Cagnoni, cui si deve anche il cartiglio al frontespizio. Fuori testo dodici tavole, anch'esse probabilmente realizzate dal Cagnoni, raffiguranti 81 decorazioni cavalleresche, il ritratto di Costantino il Grande, una scultura metallica e il Gran Maestro dell'Ordine di Costantino. Capilettera incisi. Freschissimo esemplare, ad ampi margini. Si tratta della prima edizione italiana di un fondamentale testo di araldica, pubblicato a Parigi nel 1718. Honoré de Saint Marie è lo nome assunto entrando nell'Ordine dei Carmelitano Scalzi da parte del teologo, storico e studioso di araldica Blaise Vauxelles (o Vauxelle o Vauzelle) (Limoges, 1651 - 1729). Dichiaratamente antigiansenista e avverso a Cartesio, fu in gioventù missionario a Malta ed in seguito docente di filosofia e teologia e ministro del culto.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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        Das Reich des Timurbeg oder Khan oder des Tamerlan, ums Jahr Christi MCCCCV.

      . Engraved map of the Middle East and Central Asia. Halle 1761. 21 x 30 cm..

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        Dr. Mayhew's Discourse Occasioned By the Death of King George II. And the Accession of King George III.

      Boston: Printed and sold by Edes & Gill 1761 - Boston: Edes & Gill, 1761. 8vo. 43pp. Volume in green modern cloth case. Occasional foxing. Pages are clean, unmarked and in excellent condition. An American Mininsters discourse on the Death of George II and the Accession of George III. As America was still currently colonies of Great Britain. The death of George II marked the last English monarch born outside of England. His grandson, King George III was the reigning Monarch during the American War of Independence. Please feel free to view our pictures. Ships daily. Evans 8925. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A treatise concerning the origin and progress of fees : or, the constitution and transmission of heritable rights. Being a supplement to Spotiswood's Introduction to the knowledge of the stile of writs

      Edinburgh : Printed for Gideon Crawfurd, and Alexander Donaldson, 1761, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Second EditionGood copy in the original full aniline calf. Raised bands with gilt/cross-bands and labeled gilt-blocked title. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Book contains previous owner's pen annotations on front pastedown and first-free end papers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 280 pages; Physical desc. : viii, 280 p. ; 17 cm. Subject: Inheritance and succession - Great Britain. Forms (Law) - Scotland. Notes: ESTC T75142.

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        The Works of Mr. William Congreve. In Three Volumes. Consisting of His Plays and Poems

      Birmingham: Printed By John Baskerville for J. And R. Tonson, 1761. Three volumes. [23], x-xxiv, [2], 358, [2]. [12], 17-514pp, [2]. [12], 17-514pp, [2]. Frontispiece portrait and five engraved plates. Finely bound in twentieth-century brown polished calf, gilt. A.E.G., by ASPREY. New endpapers. Occasional marginal tear, clean tear/incision to gutter margin of general title. An exquisitely bound set of the only edition of the works of English poet and playwright William Congreve (1670-1729) printed by the fine typographer, printer and publisher John Baskerville, of Birmingham. ESTC T26067.. First Baskerville Edition. 8vo.

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        COMMENTARIA IN OMNES APHORISMOS HERMANNI BOERHAAVE, DE CONOSCENDIS ET CURANDIS MORBIS Addito libello "De Materia Medica & Remediorum Formulis". Editio prima veneta.

      Venetiis, Typis Jo. Baptistae Pasquali, 1761-1772. In-8 p., 7 tomi in 3 voll., p. pergam. antica (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso, pp. XII,372;(4),368; (4),353;(4)348;(4),354; III,548;VIII,630; marca tipograf. al front., con 2 tavv. inc. in rame f.t. di cui una con il ritratto del Boerhaave. L'opera è introdotta da una "vita" del grande Ermanno Boerhaave (Leida 1668-1738), il maestro della clinica medica. Cfr. Castiglioni, p. 627-628: "L'olandese Gerardo van Swieten (1700-72), allievo di Boerhaave, chiamato a Vienna nel 1745 da Maria Teresa, creò la Scuola di Medicina di Vienna. Fu uno dei fondatori della medicina clinica: i suoi commenti agli aforismi di Boerhaave sono da considerarsi come uno dei più interessanti documenti del neo-ippocratismo" - Morton,2200 - Biographie Médicale,VII, p. 288 - Eloy,VI, p. 260. Leggerm. corto di margini; qualche arross. o alone interc. nel t. (pesanti solo nel V vol.), ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        Collection complette des oeuvres.

      Genf Genève Gabriel Cramer-84 1761 - Tirage composite. 37 volumes. 20x13 cm. Reliures en demi-cuir avec deux étiquettes en cuir avec le titre et le numéro du livre doré sur les étiquettes. Petite décoration dorée. Dos avec des petits trous à cause de la vermoulure ancienne. Joints et coiffes parfois facilement détériorés, frottés et écrasés. Reliés très décoratives. À l'intérieur en majorité très propre, parfois taché par la moisissure, bruni. Avec un portrait du Voltaire dans le premier volume et très beaucoup des vignettes sur cuivre dans tous les tomes. Vgl. Bengesco 2133. - Poemes Epiques, avec les Piéces Relatives à l'Epopée. Tome I - Tome IV. (Collection complette tome 1-4). - Suite des Mélanges de Littérature, d'histoire et de philosophie. Tome I - Tome III. (Collection complette tome 5,1-5,3). - Histoire de Charles XII, Roi de Suede, avec les pieces qui y sont relatives. (Collection complette tome 6). - Ouvrages Dramatiques, avec les Piéces Relatives à Chacun. Tome I - Tome V. (Collection complette tome 7-10,2 probablement il n'y a pas un tome 10,1!). - Essay sur l'histoire générale, et sur les moeurs et l'esprit des nations, depuis Charlemagne jusqu' à nos jours: Tome I - Tome VIII. (Collection complette tome 11-18). A partir du T. XIV, le faux-titre des "Oeuvres complettes" n'est plus présent. - Nouveaux Mélanges Philosophiques, Historiques, Critiques etc. etc. Tome I - Tome XII. - Fragments sur l'inde, sur le General Lalli, et sur le compte de Morangies. - Histoire de l'Empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand. Tome I et II dans un volume. Volume sans faux-titre: - Memoires de M. de Voltaire, écrits par lui-même. - La Pucelle d'Orléans, Poeme, divisé en vingt chants, avec des notes. François-Marie Arouet, dit Voltaire, né le 21 novembre 1694 à Paris, ville où il est mort le 30 mai 1778 (à 83 ans), est un écrivain et philosophe français qui a marqué le xviiie siècle et qui occupe une place particulière dans la mémoire collective française et internationale. (Wikip.) 1.100 gr. Reliures en demi-cuir avec deux étiquettes en cuir avec le titre et le numéro du livre doré sur les étiquettes. Petite décoration dorée. Dos avec des petits trous à cause de la vermoulure ancienne. Joints et coiffes parfois facilement détériorés, frottés et écrasés. Reliés très décoratives. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Giornale sacro o sia Metodo per invocare ogni giorno della settimana il gloriosissimo taumaturgo Antonio Santo, composto, ed esteso dal R.P. Angelo de Venezia. Quarta edizione.

      per il Conzatti,, In Padova, 1761 - Cm. 18, pp. (6) 202 (26). Bel frontespizio figurato e molte incisioni nel testo anche a piena pagina, tutte incise in tono di blu. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con filetti e fregi in oro. Tagli dorati. Qualche segno d'uso alla legatura ed un paio di fori a punta di spillo (2/3 mm.) che attraversano il volume. Edizione rara e munita di un apparato iconografico molto raffinato. Una sola copia censita in Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL MEMORIAL OF THE NEGOTIATION OF FRANCE AND ENGLAND, FROM THE 26th OF MARCH, 1761, TO THE 20th OF SEPTEMBER OF THE SAME YEAR, WITH THE VOUCHERS

      London. 1761.. 63,[1]pp. Quarto. Bound to style in three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Titlepage lightly toned, else a very good copy. First English language edition of this important collection of state papers relative to the establishment of the Treaty of Paris which ended the French and Indian War, the cession of Canada, the limits of Louisiana, the fisheries off Newfoundland, Cape Breton, Guadeloupe, etc. This work was issued at the order of the French government in an attempt to lay fault at the feet of the British for the termination of peace negotiations, and it was quickly translated from the original French and printed in the present London edition the same year. A document of great importance, with a key place in the beginning of the negotiations which would result in securing for the British much of North America. HOWES M507, "aa." SABIN 4751. LANDE 132. TPL 339. GAGNON I:1686.

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        Alte schwäbische Geschichten samt Chronick eines ungenandten Authoris von Päpsten, teutschen Keysern und Königen, besonders von Caroli M. Zeiten an biß aufs Jahr 1462. Mit angehängten Anmerckungen von Licentiat Wegelin Burgermeister.

      Lindau, Jacob Otto, 1761. - (152) SS. Mit zahlreichen figuralen Holzschnittinitialen und -vignetten. Zeitgenössischer marmorierter Pappband. 4to. Hübsches Exemplar der bekannten Chronik aus dem Besitz des Schriftstellers Alexander Roda Roda mit seinem Besitzstempel am Titel ("Lieutenant Roda | K. u. k. Divisions-Artillerie-Regiment Nr. 38 | Esseg, Slavonien"). Zuvor im Besitz des bekannten Skandinavisten Friedrich David Graeter (1768-1830) mit dessen eigenh. Namenszug am Titel. Die erste Ausgabe von Lirers Chronik erschien 1485 und gilt als eines der schönsten deutschen Holzschnittbücher. Anlaß zur Neuausgabe sei dem Herausgeber v. a. die interessante deutsche Mundart gewesen, die hier wortgetreu wiedergegeben ist. - Schönes Provenienzexemplar, zuletzt in der Bibliothek des Vorarlberger Rechtsanwalts Dr. Karl J. Steger mit dessen gest. Exlibris (Ranzoni [sculpsit] 1950) im vorderen Innendeckel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vilhelmine eller den rige Kone i America.

      Kbhvn: Rothe 1761. Med kobberstukket titelvignet. 301 s. Indbundet i smukt helskindspastiche bind med guld- og blindtryk på ryg, permer og kanter samt indvendig blindtrykt bordure. Bindet signeret Just Th. Hansen

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        Collection complette des oeuvres.

      Genf, Geneve, Gabriel Cramer,1761-84.. Tirage composite. 37 volumes. 20x13 cm. Reliures en demi-cuir avec deux etiquettes en cuir avec le titre et le numero du livre dore sur les etiquettes. Petite decoration doree. Dos avec des petits trous a cause de la vermoulure ancienne. Joints et coiffes parfois facilement deteriores, frottes et ecrases. Relies tres decoratives. A l'interieur en majorite tres propre, parfois tache par la moisissure, bruni.. Avec un portrait du Voltaire dans le premier volume et tres beaucoup des vignettes sur cuivre dans tous les tomes. Vgl. Bengesco 2133. - Poemes Epiques, avec les Pieces Relatives a l'Epopee. Tome I - Tome IV. (Collection complette tome 1-4). - Suite des Melanges de Litterature, d'histoire et de philosophie. Tome I - Tome III. (Collection complette tome 5,1-5,3). - Histoire de Charles XII, Roi de Suede, avec les pieces qui y sont relatives. (Collection complette tome 6). - Ouvrages Dramatiques, avec les Pieces Relatives a Chacun. Tome I - Tome V. (Collection complette tome 7-10,2 probablement il n'y a pas un tome 10,1!). - Essay sur l'histoire generale, et sur les moeurs et l'esprit des nations, depuis Charlemagne jusqu' a nos jours: Tome I - Tome VIII. (Collection complette tome 11-18). A partir du T. XIV, le faux-titre des "Oeuvres complettes" n'est plus present. - Nouveaux Melanges Philosophiques, Historiques, Critiques etc. etc. Tome I - Tome XII. - Fragments sur l'inde, sur le General Lalli, et sur le compte de Morangies. - Histoire de l'Empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand. Tome I et II dans un volume. Volume sans faux-titre: - Memoires de M. de Voltaire, ecrits par lui-meme. - La Pucelle d'Orleans, Poeme, divise en vingt chants, avec des notes. Francois-Marie Arouet, dit Voltaire, ne le 21 novembre 1694 a Paris, ville ou il est mort le 30 mai 1778 (a 83 ans), est un ecrivain et philosophe francais qui a marque le xviiie siecle et qui occupe une place particuliere dans la memoire collective francaise et internationale. (Wikip.)

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        A Voyage round the World in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. by George Anson. Compiled from his papers and materials by Richard Walter. With Charts of the Southern Part of South America, of Part of the Pacific Ocean, and of the Track of the Centurion round the World.

      London, T. Osborne, D. Browne, C. Hitch etc. 1761.. 9th. edition. 8°. IV, 2 Bll., X, 367 S. Mit 3 mehrf. gefalt. Kupferkarten im Anhang. Ldr. d. Zt. Vord. Innengelenk verstärkt. Karten tlw. randrissig. Enthält keine Taf.. vgl. Graesse I, 141

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        An historical account of the curiosities of London and Westminster : in three parts. Part I. Contains a full description of the Tower of London, and every thing curious in and belonging to it. Part II. Contains the history of ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed for J. Newbery at the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1761, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionFull Book Title: An historical account of the curiosities of London and Westminster : in three parts. Part I. Contains a full description of the Tower of London, and every thing curious in and belonging to it. Part II. Contains the history of Westminster-Abbey... ... from its foundation to the present time; with its antiquities, tombs, and inscriptions. Part III. Treats of the old Cathedral of St. Paul's and the new; together with a full account of the Monument, London-stone, the city-wall, gates...Finely bound in later (late 19th century) aniline calf over marble boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dulled and toned. Cross bands with the spine compartments uniformly tooled in blind. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pages; Notes; Anonymous. By David Henry. - With a final advertisement leaf. Physical description; iv, 71, [1]; iv, 190, [2] ; iv, 56 p. ; 17 cm. Notes; Headpieces, initials. Contents: 'An historical description of the Tower of London and its curiosities. ... ' London, 1764; 'An historical description of Westminster-Abbey, its monuments and curiosities. ...' London, 1761; and 'An historical description of St. Paul's Cathedral. ...' London, 1759. Each of the three parts has separate title page, pagination and register, title pages dated 1764, 1761 and 1759 respectively. "The date on each tp usually bears no relation to the dates of the components" (Roscoe). Subjects; Tower of London (London, England). Westminster Abbey. St. Paul's Cathedral (London, England). London (England) - Antiquities - Early works to 1800. Other names; Newbery, John 1713-1767 [bookseller]. E.A. Weeks & Son [binder].

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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: for W. Owen,, 1761. Octavo (153 × 94 mm). Contemporary pale tan calf, spine ruled gilt in compartments, red leather label, preserved in a custom made cloth box. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Extremities very lightly rubbed. Title lightly toned, the odd mark, pencil marginalia erased; an excellent copy of a scarce title. First edition. This political satire directed against the Elder Pitt has usually been attributed to Adam Ferguson. However, D. R. Raynor published an edition of the work in 1982 (Sister Peg, a pamphlet hitherto unknown by David Hume, Cambridge, CUP) with an authoritative introduction setting out the reasons for attribution to Hume. See the Supplement to the Chuo catalogue, pp. 17?-20.

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        L'AUGUSTA DUCALE BASILICA DELL'EVANGELISTA SAN MARCO NELL'INCLITA DOMINANTE DI VENEZIA Colle notizie del suo innalzamento, sua architettura, musaici, reliquie e preziosità che in essa si contengono; arricchite di alcune annotazioni, e adornate di varie tavole in rame dissegnate da celebre Architetto ed incise da perito Artefice.

      Venezia, presso Antonio Zatta, 1761. Opera rara e magnifica (come giustamente la definisce in un suo catalogo l?'editore Antonio Zatta), di certo uno dei più rappresentativi monumenti della stamperia veneziana del Settecento, grazie anche alle enormi tavole, realizzate dal celebre architetto Antonio Visentini, e incise in rame dal padre scolopio Vincenzo Mariotti. Di questo libro a stampa di raffinata fattura, dedicato alla sua chiesa più bella, San Marco, offriamo soltanto lo straordinario apparato iconografico (contenuto in una cartella di cm. 54x41), così composto: - frontespizio (cm. 74 x 51). - ritratto di Marco Foscarini, procuratore di San Marco (cui è dedicata l?'opera), entro ricchissima cornice in cui figurano piccoli putti e il leone di S. Marco, coronata da figure allegoriche (cm. 74 x 51). - 8 grandi tavole numerate, così suddivise: Tav. I ?"Pianta del Tempio Ducale di S. Marco?", cm. 77,8 x 53 (con piccoli restauri al solo margine). Tav. II ?"Facciata Maggiore verso la Piazza Grande?", cm. 47,9 x 72,4. Tav. III ?"Facciata del fianco a destra della Chiesa Ducale di S. Marco dirimpetto S. Bassa., cm. 47,7 x 71,8. Tav. IV-V ?"Facciata del Fianco a Sinistra della Chiesa Ducale di S. Marco dirimpetto il Broglio, cm. 46,7 x 96,3 (con picc. manc. al marg. infer. che intacca una figura, qui sapientem. ricostituita, con ottimo restauro). Tav. VI-VII-VIII ?"Profili delli tre Atri del Tempio?", cm. 46,4 x 95,7 (con manc. nella parte inferiore di cm.16x5, qui sapientemente ricostituita, con ottimo restauro). Tav. IX ?"Regia Cappella della Ducal Basilica di S. Marco ove risiede il Serenissimo Doge nelle funzioni pubbliche?", cm. 72 x 48,2 (con picc. restauro al marg. bianco). Tav. X ?"Profilo interiore di fronte del Tempio?", cm. 48,3 x 72,4. Tav. XI ?"Profilo interiore per lungo del Tempio?", cm. 48,1 x 72 (con picc. restauri: per ang. inf. manc. e per manc. al marg. bianco, senza intaccare nessuna figg.). (Mancano l?'antiporta e il testo di pp. (8),64, con descrizione della basilica e delle tavole). Cfr. Berlin Katalog, 2708 - Cicognara,3994 - Cicogna,4613: ?"E?' opera grandiosa specialmente per le tavole del celebre Visentini?" - Morazzoni pp. 136-138: ?" ecco una edizione da amatore.. Osiamo ripetere che questo è il volume più bello e rappresentativo della Libreria Zatta?". Uniamo il fac-simile dell?'opera, posseduta dalla Biblioteca Marciana di Venezia (in dimensioni ridotte: cm. 48,5x33), pubblicata dal Banco S. Marco, 1991. A parte i difetti segnalati, esemplare ben conservato.

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        Della Origine Delle Leggi, Delle Arti, E Delle Scienze, E Dei Loro Progressi Presso Gli Antichi Popoli. a spese di Giovanni Riccomini (3 Bde. compl.). [Tradotto dal francese di A. Y. Goguet ed A.-C. Fugère.].

      Lucca, Vincenzo Giuntini, 1761 - 4°, XXX, (2), 328 S., 3 Kupferstiche, 1 Falttaf.; VIII, 326 S., 1 Falttaf.; VIII, 288 S., 6 Kupferstiche, 1 Falttaf., OPerg. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild, Etwas fleckig, 3 Kanten auf jewils 4 cm Pergament durchgerieben. 1758 erschien in Paris anonym die EA dieser Zivilisationsgeschichte des Parlamentsrates Antoine-Yves Goguet (1716-1758). Goguet verfasste die erste umfassende Synthese zur Kultur- und Zivilisationsgeschichte antiker Völker. Er verarbeitete dazu eine grosse Fülle von frühneuzeitlicher Forschungen und legte grossen Wert auf ein historisch-philologisches Fundament. Das Werk wurde rasch ins Deutsche, Englische und Italienische übersetzt.» (Helmut Zedelmaier: «Der Anfang der Geschichte: Studien zur Ursprungsdebatte im 18. Jahrhundert»)Erste ital. Uebersetzung. (Brunet II, 1647) 2500 gr.

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        An Historical Memorial of the Negotiation of France and England, from the 26th of March, 1761, to the 20th of September ... with the vouchers. Translated from the French original, published at Paris by authority

      London: D. Wilson, and T. Becket and P.A. Dehondt, 1761. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good. Disbound from a larger volume but still sewn together - lacking endpapers with slight browning to title page, punctures in gutter, probably from an earlier string binding, but otherwise bright and unmarked. The English language edition of the French language original containing the diplomatic correspondence with a connecting narrative by Etienne François relative to ending the Seven Years War. A seminal document in the History of the Americas as the diplomacy involved the ultimate disposition of Canada, Louisiana, the fisheries off Newfoundland, Cape Breton, Guadalupe, much of the West Indies, etc. The English edition is considerably scarcer than the French though it was printed in a number of editions in 1761 (two in London, a 4to and this one, as well as 3 in Dublin - no priority is suggested). Sabin 47517 (for the 4to edition) Howes M507 ESTC N17763 Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: History; Inventory No: 038252.

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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: for W. Owen, 1761 - Octavo (153 × 94 mm). Contemporary pale tan calf, spine ruled gilt in compartments, red leather label, preserved in a custom made cloth box. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Extremities very lightly rubbed. Title lightly toned, the odd mark, pencil marginalia erased; an excellent copy of a scarce title. First edition. This political satire directed against the Elder Pitt has usually been attributed to Adam Ferguson. However, D. R. Raynor published an edition of the work in 1982 (Sister Peg, a pamphlet hitherto unknown by David Hume, Cambridge, CUP) with an authoritative introduction setting out the reasons for attribution to Hume. See the Supplement to the Chuo catalogue, pp. 17–20. Chuo 111; not in Fieser, Jessop or Todd. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Plate 15 – Tempio antico inventato e disegnato all maniera di quelli (Ancient Temple)

      1761 - Giovanni Battista Piranesi Plate 15 – Tempio antico inventato e disegnato all maniera di quelli (Ancient Temple) From Catalogo delle Opere date finora all luce da Gio. Battista Piranesi (The Catalogue of Works published to date by Gio. Battista Piranesi) Rome: c.1761 21 ½” x 16” Giovanni Battista Piranesi was an archeologist, an architect and an engraver. With his sovereign mastery of graphic techniques and powers of invention, he redefined the possibilities of the print medium as only Durer and Rembrandt had done before him. Generations after him would continue to imagine Ancient Rome as portrayed by Piranesi. Piranesi’s oeuvre demonstrates the yearning for classical antiquity felt by an era which was looking back to Ancient Rome in search of its own lost greatness. At the same time, it reflects the dramatic intellectual changes taking place in Europe on the threshold of the modern era.

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        Beschreibung einiger minderbekannten Seethiere, und ihren Eigenschaften. Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt, und mit einigen Anmerkungen vermehrt, von Rathanael Gottfried Leske. Dresden, Walther 1776. 4°. XII, 160 S. mit 12 (gef.) Kupfertafeln. HLdr. d. Zt.

      - BM, Natural History I, 187 - Nissen ZBI 443 - Dean I, 145.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe (erste lat. Ausgabe. ?De quibusdam animalibus marinis? v. 1761) dieser Untersuchung zur Mittelmeerfauna, speziell über Hohl- und Weichtiere. J. B. Bohadsch (1724-1768) war Professor für Naturgeschichte an der Universität von Prag. Diese vermehrte und berichtigte posthume deutsche Ausgabe besorgte der Naturhistoriker und Ökonom R. G. Leske (1751-1786), der auch die Anmerkungen vielerorts berichtigte und ergänzte.- Mit Abschnitten u.a. über Lernea, Kerbenmaul, Argus, Zitterblase, Spritzwürmer, Seefeder, Seescheide, über die Eier des Rochen und der Tintenfische.- Innenfalze neu verstärkt, Ebd. etw. berieben, Rücken tls. restauriert, sonst sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dictionnaire de Physique. ?dition Originale. 3/3

      - DÈdiÈ ? Monseigneur le duc de Berry. Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1761. Trois volumes 25,5 x 20 cms. XVI-L-620 + XLVIII-612 + XXIV-528-[2] pages. 8+2 pages manuscrites sur papier bleu insÈrÈes au tome I, ainsi que 2 au tome II. 5 + 7 + 4 planches dÈpliantes. Pleine reliure du temps. Dos ? 5 nerfs, caissons dorÈs, piËces de titre et de tomaison. Tranches rouges. Reliures frottÈes. Bord infÈrieur du tome III ÈmoussÈ. Trace de mouillure sombre en marge supÈrieure des 20 premiers feuillets du tome I, sans atteinte au texte. Reliure un peu courte des planches du tome I. IntÈrieur en excellent Ètat.

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        CONSÙLTA DEL CONSEJO DE CASTILLA, EN ÈL ASÚMPTO DÈEL EDICTO DE LA INQUISIZION, PUBLICADO ÈN MADRID, ÈN 9 DE AGÓSTO DE 1761, PROHIVIÈNDO ÈN LÉNGUA ITALIÁNA ÈL CATHECÍSMO, que havìa salido èn Francía, con èl titulo de, Exposicion de la Doctrina christiàna, o Ynstrucciones sôbre las principales verdades de la Religión; con tódos los antecedentes, que ocurrièron en èl asumpto. Año de 1761.

      Madrid, 1761 - -1762. 30 cm. 44 fol. sin paginar. Enc. en pergamino algo mareado, lomera rotulada. * Colección facticia de documentos relativos al edicto promulgado por la Inquisición acerca de la prohibición de la obra Exposición de la doctrina cristiana. En concreto, se trata de la documentación reunida por el Consejo de Castilla, segunda dignidad del reino tras el mismo monarca. Durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII la institución vivía su época de máximo esplendor, lo que se tradujo en un aumento de su poder. Contiene la transcripción de los instrumentos siguientes: real orden para el destierro del arzobispo de Pharsalia; papel del secretario de estado en que remite al consejo el oficio del nuncio en el que se disculpa de lo sucedido en la remisión de la bula; oficio del nuncio; papeles de remisión al inquisidor general; segunda respuesta de los fiscales en vista del oficio del nuncio remitido al consejo; carta del inquisidor general desde Sopetrán sincerando sus operaciones y lo expuesto en lo ocurrido sobre la publicación de la bula; carta del rey al consejo para que hiciera saber al inquisidor general que podía volver a su casa y empleo; consulta del consejo de Castilla en el asunto del edicto de la inquisición que se publicó en Madrid en 1761 de orden del rey; pragmática que el rey mandó publicar para que no se diera curso a breve, bula o carta pontificia que establezca ley, regla u observancia general sin que la haya visto el monarca en persona (1762). inquisición, prohibición de libros, siglo XVIII Inquisició Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 Manuscritos español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Kennzeichen der Insekten, nach Anleitung des Königl. Schwed. Ritters und Leibarzts Karl Linnaeus. Mit einer Vorrede des Herrn Johannes Gessners.

      Zürich, Heidegger und Comp., 1761. 4to (205 x 165mm). pp. xxviii, 203, 67, (1), with 1 engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved vignettes in the text and 24 handcoloured engraved plates. Recent calf, spine with gilt lettered label. A very charming and attractive work on Entomology, which is most beautifully illustrated with excellent handcoloured plates (depicting 156 various insect species), all drawn and engraved by J.R. Schellenberg. Johann Heinrich Sulzer (1735-1813) was a Swiss entomologist living in Winterthur. "Bei seinen Zeitgenossen hatte Schellenberg in erster Linie einen ausgezeichneten Ruf als Illustrator entomologischer und botanischer Werke. Entomologische Darstellungen sollten aus der Sicht zeitgenössischer Naturwissenschaftler vor allem der genauen Erkennbarkeit der abgebildeten Insekten dienen. Johannes Gessner schrieb in seiner Einleitung zu Sulzers Insektenwerk von 1761 über die beigefügten Tafeln: 'Dergleichen Figuren sind zu Erlernung der Naturhistorie von dem groessten Nutzen, sie stellen alles was wir an dem Thierchen selbst wahrnehmen würden, zugleich unsern Sinnen dar, sie erwecken lebhafte und deutliche Begriffe, ...' Vor allem die Präzision der Darstellung hob Gesnner hervor; nach seiner Auffassung sollte die Abbildung als Ersatz der Natur gelten ..." (Thanner, Schmutz & Geus. Schellenberg, p. 142). Small blind label and 2 ink lines on title.//Provenance: Ex libris L. Richard, Bot. regii in old writing on title page.//Nissen ZBI, 4041; Horn & Schenkling 21755.

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        Memorias de las Reynas Catholicas, Historia Genealógica de la Casa Real de Castilla y de León. Todos los Infantes; trages de las Reynas en Estampas: y nuevo aspecto de la Historia de España

      En Madrid por Antonio Marín 1761 - Antonio Marín, Madrid, 1761.Muy interesante libro de Historia sobre la importancia y vivencias de las Reinas de España desde los Visigodos.Libro dedicado a Isabel de Farnesio. Plena piel de época, hierros, nervios, tejuelos y dorados. Estado de conservación: Muy bueno. Primera edición. Portada grabada - 11h. - 496pp. y 9 láminas, más cinco grabados en texto = y = Portada grabada - 1 h. y pp. numeradas de la 497 a la 1060. Más 10 láminas y una vista plegada del Real Convento de la Visitación de Madrid, y un grabado entretexto. También numerosas tablas genealógicas. ==Importante ejemplar. Size: 2 Vols. In-4. Nº de ref. de la librería 014015 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN HISTORICAL MEMORIAL OF THE NEGOTIATION OF FRANCE AND ENGLAND, FROM THE 26th OF MARCH, 1761, TO THE 20th OF SEPTEMBER OF THE SAME YEAR, WITH THE VOUCHERS.

      London. 1761. - 63,[1]pp. Quarto. Bound to style in three-quarter calf, spine gilt, leather label. Titlepage lightly toned, else a very good copy. First English language edition of this important collection of state papers relative to the establishment of the Treaty of Paris which ended the French and Indian War, the cession of Canada, the limits of Louisiana, the fisheries off Newfoundland, Cape Breton, Guadeloupe, etc. This work was issued at the order of the French government in an attempt to lay fault at the feet of the British for the termination of peace negotiations, and it was quickly translated from the original French and printed in the present London edition the same year. A document of great importance, with a key place in the beginning of the negotiations which would result in securing for the British much of North America. HOWES M507, "aa." SABIN 4751. LANDE 132. TPL 339. GAGNON I:1686.

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        Journees Physiques. 2 Volume Set

      A Paris Chez Claude-Antoine Jombert 1761 - 2 Volumes. Octavo. French. Bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt lettering on red spine labels. 5 raised bands. Red page ends. Marbled end pages. Gilt embossed coat of arms of the city of Reims on the back boards and the Gilt embossed coat of arms of the Rogier De Ludes, adviser to Louis XV, on front boards. Good binding and cover. Minimal shelfwear. Chip missing from head of Volume I. Significant dampstain and loss to side page end of Volume I. Contemporary owners signature on title pages. Inlaid presentation plate on inside board of Volume I, from the Pontlevoy Military College with original red wax seal. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. An unusual early set on Enlightenment science and knowledge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scarce Autographed Letter Signed as Minister of the First Congregational Church

      New London, CT, 1761. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 9.5 x 7.5 inches, New London, Connecticut, October 3, 1761. Written to his father Mather Byles Sr., mentioning his new wife Rebecca and the trials and tribulations of life, in part: "...My dear 'Becca's late disorder has occasioned so much confusion in my family; that I have scarcely had time, till now, to set pen to paper. I find the cares of this life naturally increasing; as I am now surrounded with a much greater share of its pleasures & enjoyments. New scenes of social tendencies and solicitude are perpetually opening upon me, and these joined to the labors and anxieties necessary attending the ministerial character...I have still constant reason to acknowledge the peculiar smiles of providence, by which I am distinguished; with a more unreserved fullness of heart, than I once thought consistent with the present state; animated by one comprehensive view, both of my present circumstances, and future prospects..." Unfortunately for Byles Jr., his future prospects were not good. He had a falling out with his church in New London and eventually settled in Massachusetts. A staunch loyalist, following the siege of Boston, he fled to Nova Scotia (to avoid being tarred and feathered), forfeiting all of his property and possessions. Note: The extensive Byles Family Papers housed in the Massachusetts Historical Society claims just six examples of correspondence written by Mather Byles Jr., of which only a single letter is addressed to his father. Harvard University has nothing, being rejected by the family when the college made a bid to acquire the family correspondence in the 1830s. Usual interlocking folds with a small chip at the left margin due to the removal of a wax seal; browning along the uneven right edge. Good condition. Loyalist-Clergyman and a descendent of Increase and Cotton Mather (Salem Witch Trials).

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        Der vermehrte und wohlerfahrne Seiffen-Sieder Und Kertzen- oder Lichter-Zieher. Nebst einem Zusatz von unterschiedlich- bewährt- und wohleintragenden Wissenschafften, . ; Allen Liebhabern der Oeconomischen Wissenschafften zum Besten mit grossem Fleiß und Mühe zusammen getragen.,

      Langensaltza : bey Johann Christian Martini,, 1761 - 218 Seiten 3 Bl. letzte 3 Bl. leicht schutzfleckig, sonst gut Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 400 18 cm, neuer schlichter Pappeinband

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        Lt. Col. Joseph Goreham [Gorham] Autographed Signed Manuscript 1761

      Joseph Goreham [Gorham], Marblehead 1761 - One page Autograph Document Signed, dated Marblehead April 14, 1761: "Whereas Malachy Salter, Esqr Stands engaged to the Government of Nova Scotia in the sum of on Hundd pounds that Currency wch he gave his note for, in Lieu of a note for Sd sum given up to Bourn & Freeman wch they originally gave for so much in behalf Eziekiel Gilman Esq bearing DateÖI hereby promise to account & pay G. Bourn & Freeman Fifteen pounds of the currency aforsd whenever the GovernmentÖ." Signed "Jos.Gorham." 6 ?" x 5 º", reinforced heavily on verso with archival paper, Very Good., LT. COL. JOSEPH GOREHAM (1725-1790) Fought in the French & Indian Wars and gained fame with his brother John of the noted Goreham Rangers. He was said to have distinguished himself at Louisbourg and Quebec, and in 1782, was appointed as Governor of Newfoundland. He was captured by Indians at Canso, but was released by the French commander at Louisbourg. After John's death, Joseph took command of Goreham's Rangers. Although John's service to Nova Scotia lasted only seven years, they were critical years in the history of North America, and through them, Goreham's Rangers "kept Nova Scotia English". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Annual Register [of the Year 1758] or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature

      printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall,, London 1761 - 1, v (3 blank),[ 1]-496, 7 (contents), Rebacked with calf spine, bound in full leather. Very nice copy! A 2nd edition of the 1758 copy printed in 1761 with Edmund Burkes preface to the series (preface out of sequence but complete). Some sporadic spotting and marginal tears not affecting text, other wise very good+.Articles of note in this volume are troubles in North America, battle of Lowofitz, Oswego taken by the French, Calcutta taken by Nabos, Angria reduced by Admiral Watson, battle of Prague, Battle of Coliv, Battle of Hastenbeck, Battle of Norkitten, Battle of Lissa, cruelty of the French, exploits of Admiral Watson and Colonel Clive in India, revolution in Bengal, taking of Hoya, recovery of Emden, Dresden burned, Cherbourge taken, English defeated at Ticonderoga, seige and taking of Louisbourg., The Annual Register first published in 1758. Sir Edmund Burke was an early editor and principal contributor, widely recognised as the most valuable record of historical and political events, the most accurate accounts you can find, living history written as it happened by people who were there. Each volume is presented in sections, History of Europe for the year, Monthly Chronicle, State Papers, Characters, Natural History, Useful Projects, Antiquities, Poetry and Review of books. , The French and Indian wars 1756-1763. Includes a nearly full page report of this infamous massacre, in part. A considerable fort, called Fort "William-Henry, had been built on the southern edge of the Lake George, in order to command that lake and to cover our frontiers. A garrison of 2500 men defended it. General Webb with about 4000 men was posted at no great distance. No sooner had the French learned that Lord Loudon with the body of the army was gone on the Louisbourg expedition, than they prepared to take advantage of his absence They drew together all the forces which they had at Crown Point, Ticonderoga, and the adjacent posts; they added a considerable body of Canadians, and a greater number of Indians than, they had ever yet employed, the whole made near 8000 men. With these and a very good artillery, Monsieur Montcalm prepared to besiege Fort William Henry. . was in six days surrendered by the advice of General Webb.The garrison marched out with their arms, and engaged not to serve during eighteen months. The French savages paid no regard to the capitulation, but falling upon our men as they marched out, dragged away the little effects they had left, hauling the Indians and Blacks in our service out of their ranks, scalping some, carrying off others, and committing a thousand outrages and barbarities . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Kennzeichen der Insekten, nach Anleitung des Königl.

      Schwed. Ritters und Leibarzts Karl Linnaeus. Mit einer Vorrede des Herrn Johannes Gessners. Zürich, Heidegger und Comp., 1761. 4to. pp. xxviii, 203, 67, (1), with 1 engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved vignettes in the text and 24 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half vellum (very slightly rubbed). Nissen ZBI, 4041; Horn & Schenkling 21755. A very charming and attractive work on Entomology, which is most beautifully illustrated with excellent handcoloured plates (depicting 156 various insect species), all drawn and engraved by J.R. Schellenberg. "Bei seinen Zeitgenossen hatte Schellenberg in erster Linie einen ausgezeichneten Ruf als Illustrator entomologischer und botanischer Werke. Entomologische Darstellungen sollten aus der Sicht zeitgenössischer Naturwissenschaftler vor allem der genauen Erkennbarkeit der abgebildeten Insekten dienen. Johannes Gessner schrieb in seiner Einleitung zu Sulzers Insektenwerk von 1761 über die beigefügten Tafeln: 'Dergleichen Figuren sind zu Erlernung der Naturhistorie von dem groessten Nutzen, sie stellen alles was wir an dem Thierchen selbst wahrnehmen würden, zugleich unsern Sinnen dar, sie erwecken lebhafte und deutliche Begriffe, ...' Vor allem die Präzision der Darstellung hob Gesnner hervor; nach seiner Auffassung sollte die Abbildung als Ersatz der Natur gelten ..." (Thanner, Schmutz & Geus. Schellenberg, p. 142). Old brown small spot on first plate.

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        Ouvres metallurgiques.

      Paris: Hérissant 1761. With 1 folding engr. plate. XXII + 394 + (1) pp. Contp. full calf, spine richly gilt in 6 compartments, all edges red.. Second French edition, translated from German by Baron d'Holbach

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        A View of the Church of Notre Dame de la Victoire; Built in Commemoration of the raising of the Siege in 1695, and destroyed in 1759

      London: published by Richard Short, to be sold by Thomas Jefferys, 1761. Engraving by A. Benoist, after Short. Titled in French and English. Expert restoration. Sheet size: 14 1/4 x 20 7/8 inches. A fascinating and very rare print from "one of the finest sets of Canadian historical prints ever produced. They are invaluable as records of the effect of the British bombardment during the siege of Quebec. Their careful and detailed draughtsmanship shows internal evidence of their accuracy, and gives a faithful picture of the appearance of the city at the time of its surrender" (Jefferys, 'Samuel Collection' p.35) Richard Short was the purser of H.M.S. Prince of Orange, and served at the siege of Quebec in 1759. He was commanded to make a record of the city by Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Saunders KCB (whose engraved arms or crest appears in the legend beneath each image). Short's drawings were engraved by a number of well-known and highly talented London engravers and the results published by Short himself. The plates, according to Charles Jefferys, "reveal a highly intelligent choice of points of view, a skillful arrangement of lines and masses, and broad treatment of light and shade. In addition to their detailed realism, these engravings are admirable pictorial compositions." (op.cit. p.35). Above all they are the most accurate existing record of early Quebec in general, and in particular of the immediate aftermath of the devastating Naval bombardment of the city. "The engraving gives the church the name 'la Victoire'. Such was its original title, in recognition of the defeat of Phips in 1690. Later it was changed… to 'les Victoires', to commemorate also the destruction of the fleet of Sir Hovendon Walker and the consequent failure of the projected attack on Quebec in 1711" (op.cit. p.38). Jefferys Catalogue of the Sigmund Samuel Collection (1948) 53; Spendlove The Face of Early Canada (1958) p.9.

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        Fauna Svecica, sistens Animalia Sveciae Regni: Mammalia, Aves, Amphibia, Pisces, Insecta, Vermes. Distributa per classes & ordines, genera & species, cum differentiis specierum, synonymis Auctorum, nominibus incolarum, locis natalium, descriptionibus insectorum. Editio altera, auctior.

      Stockholmiae, sumtu & Literis Direct. Laurentii Salvii, 1761. 8vo (198 x 125mm). pp. (48), 578, with engraved frontispiece and 2 folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine, marbled sides (backcover hinge weak & spine a bit rubbed). Second original edition, considerably enlarged and of particular value for the entomological nomenclature. "In 1746 Linnaeus finished a Swedish fauna comprehending all groups of animals. He called it 'Fauna Svecica', and it soon became indispensable to the field researcher. Never before had the world seen such a comprehensive and at the same time so detailed local fauna... Linnaeus spurred many followers to go out, with 'Fauna Svecica' in hand, and continue to chart the birds of Sweden. In this he inspired a strong tradition of field ornithology that still allows Sweden to count itself among the world's foremost countries in this respect" (Uppsala University, Linné on line). Pages 133-502 concern insects.//Provenance: ex-libris Bibliothèque Fleutiaux and J. d'Aguilar//Soulsby 1153; Hulth p. 48.

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