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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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        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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        Partie du Cours du Fleuve de Saint Laurent / Carte du Cours du Fleuve de Saint Laurent.

      Depot de la Marine, Paris 1761 - This is the second state of the map according to KershawThe map is divided into two sections., Size : 550x855 (mm), 21.625x33.625 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, 0

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        Commentarus Perpetuus in Johannis Marckii Compendium theologiae christianae didactico - elencticum.

      Leiden, Johannes Hasebroek (vol.6-7: and Johannes Henricus van Damme) 1761/1763/1765/1766/1768/1771/1771. 7 volumes, (20) 1034 (6), (16) 1087 (5), (24) 1173 (2), (8) 912 (4), (12) 828 (4), (22) 970 (14), (4, CXXVI, 4) 181 (7) 93 (1) p. Contemporary blind-stamped Vellum with 5 raised bands, 4° (Bernardinus de Moor 1709-1780, was a Dutch Reformed theologian, who was professor of theology at the universities of Franeker and Leiden. De Moor wrote a commentary on Johannes à Marcks dogmatic compendium which turned out to be the most comprehensive dogmatic text that was ever published in the Netherlands. This is the first and only published edition of this work. In this work of seven volumes De Moor classified and combined material from the Reformed dogmatics, produced by his predecessors at Utrecht and Leiden into a whole. The Commentarus gives an all-round description of theology and has the character of an extensive and comprehensive handbook for theology. The primary task for this work was to lend an overview of the clearest expositions for each theological topic.).

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        2 Gesamtansichten auf 1 Blatt, "Landavia vetus" und "Landavia nova".

      . Kupferstich v. Chovin n. Barbier aus Schoepflin, Alsatia illustrata, 1761, je 16 x 45.

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      London - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Natuurlijke Historie of uitvoerige beschrijving der dieren, planten en mineraalen, volgens het samenstel van de Heer Linnaeus.

      Amsterdam, F. Houttuyn, 1761-1785. 3 sections in 37 volumes. Royal-8vo (215 x 135mm). With 296 beautifully handcoloured folded engraved plates. Uniform contemporary half calf, spines with red, green and black gilt lettered labels (some very minor damage to a few labels). The very scarce handcoloured edition of Houttuyn's famous work, based on Linnaeus's 'Systema naturae'. It is often cited under Linnaeus, although it is more a compilation than a translation and influenced largely many similar works in the vernacular in other countries. The edition with the plates coloured must have been quite small as the publishing price of fl. 136.00 was a considerable amount of money at the time. The handcolouring is exceptionally fine. /The work is divided into three parts: 1. Zoology, 18 volumes with 143 plates, subdivided into mammals, birds, amphibians, fishes, insects, worms, molluscs and polypes; 2. Botany, 14 volumes with 105 plates. Minerals, 5 volumes with 48 plates, divided into fossils, stones and minerals. The plates in the mineral section are of great beauty./'An excellent example of this trend towards writing on science in the vernacular with a wide public is provided by Maarten Houttuyn (1720-1798) and his elaborate Dutch 'version' of the twelfth edition of Linnaeaus's 'Systema Naturae', actually a whole independent work, entitled 'Natuurlijke Historie... (1773-1783). Houttuyn was a Dutch physician at Amsterdam... Even though professing to follow the 'Systema naturae', Houttuyn actually opts for a major division of the plant kindom on the basis of a natural system... The taxonomic part of the book is extremely detailed and contains a wealth of incidental information not brought together in this form elsewhery. The total botanical work contains some 8600 pages of text, 105 excellent copper plates illustrating 275 species of plants. The 'Natuurlijke Historie...' as a whole comprises well over 21.500 pages of text ... As such it did much to diffuse Linnaean thought and method among the increasingly growing body of the eighteenth-century intellectuals and 'curiosi'' (Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans pp. 174-5)./Houttuyn's work had quite an impact on Japanese natural history. Some set were brought to Japan with VOC ships and for example the famous Japanese botanist Yokusai Iinuma (1783-1865) made ample use of the work for his twenty volume iconography of Japanese plants. //Landwehr. Dutch Books with coloured plates, 82; Souslby 73; see also Boeseman & de Ligny. Martinus Houttyun (1720-1798) and his contributions on the natural sciences, with emphasis on zoology.

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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 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.

      London : Printed for J. Newbery at the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's Church-yard 1761 - 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]. 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. 1 Kg. 190 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Tratados y doctrinas praticas, sobre ventas, y compras de lanas merinas y otros generos; y sobre el juego de naypes, y dados.,

      Toledo, Francisco Martin, [no date but ] 1761 - First Edition 8vo. contemporary limp vellum, soiled and spine darkened, else a very tight crisp and clean copy. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Générale de la naissance et des progrès de la compagnie de Jésus, et l'analyse de ses constitutions & Privilèges.Nouvelle Edition corrigée, & augmentée sur les mémoires de l'Auteur, comme de toutes les Pièces qui viennent de parraître en France touchant cette société

      A Amsterdam, aux dépens de la compagnie 1761 - Livre ancien Tome 1 "Qui contient l'Histoire de la société de Jésus, depuis son origine jusqu'au commencement du dix-septième siècle :VIII, 374p, 1 feuillet (Table) SUIVI DE Tome 2 : "Qui contient la fuite de l'histoire de la société de Jésus, depuis le commencement du dix-septième siècle, jusques vers la fin du même siècle" : (2) ff (Titre et Table), 384p SUIVI DE Tome 3 "Qui contient la fuite de l'Histoire de la société de Jésus, depuis la fin du dix-septième siècle jusqu'à nos jours, & les premiers Articles de l'Analyse de ses constitutions & Privilèges : 1 feuillet (Titre), 333p, 1 feuillet (Table) SUIVI DE Tome 4 "Qui contient les derniers Articles de l'Analyse des constitutions & Privilèges de la société de Jésus, & une table des Matières contenues dans ces quatre volumes." : (2) ff (Table des Articles), 407p - HRL. Entreprise par Christophe Coudrette (1701-1774) et Louis Adrien Lepaige (1712-1802), cette violente attaque contre la compagnie de Jésus, par son caractère excessif et systématique, n'eut pas l'audience escomptée. Cet ouvrage est augmenté d'un 4è volume contenant une importante table analytique nécessaire à la maniabilité de l'ouvrage. Condition : In-12, 4 volumes en 2, en pleine basane, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fleurons, traces de griffures sur les plats, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison en maroquin noir, tranches marbrées -. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Holy Bible Illustrated and Explained; or, a Compleat Treasure for every Christian. Containing the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testaments.with An Exposition and Paraphrase.together with the Books of the Apocrypha, Printed and commented on in the same Manner by the Reverend John Butley. in 2 volumes

      H Woodgate at the Golden Ball, in Pater-Noster-Row, London - 2 volumes - volume 1 the Second Edition dated 1761, volume 2 is earlier dated 1754. Both volumes have been rebound in matching full leather, 5 raised bands and gilt titles, sympathetically repaired by a previous owner (around 1840's or earlier - name in ink on ffep of vol 2). Hinges are going, leather is rubbed and worn on corners, split along spine and pealing, some modern repair with cellotape to end-papers & frontis. Binding is still tight and pages mostly clean, some grubbiness, and the odd mark, the many illustrations are still clear, though some are fainter than others. Nice to find the two volumes together. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MÈmoires Sur La Vie De M. De Laval, Premier ?vÍque De QuÈbec.

      Jean FrÈdÈric Motiens, Cologne 1761 - 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 FranÁois 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 ìis 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.îStreeter Sale 129. Sabin 39216; Dionne 653; Winsor, IV. pp. 358--59. Faribault, No. 378. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The genuine letters of Baron Fabricius, envoy from his Serene Highness the Duke Administrator of Holstein to Charles XII. of Sweden. Comprehending his entire correspondence with the Duke himself, Baron Goertz then Privy-Counsellor to his Serene Highness . and with Count Reventlau, during his residence with that monarch at Bender and also his excursions for his service into different parts of the Ottoman dominions in 1710, 1711, 1712, 1713, and 1714. Interspersed throughout, with many singular particulars, secret Transactions, and curious Anecdotes in relation to that Northern hero, during his residence in Turkey. Now faithfully published from the author’s originals (most of them in Cypher) carefully preserved in the Archives of his Serene H

      Printed for T. Becket and P. A. Dehondt 1761 - occasional minor foxing, pp. xxiv, 316, 8vo, contemporary calf, double gilt fillets on either sides of raised bands on spine, red lettering piece, short splits at head of spine, headcaps missing, corners slightly worn, Strathallan bookplate insode front cover, front free endpaper almost loose, good First edition in English (first, German, 1759, in French 1760). ‘Fabrice accompanied Charles XII during his exile in Turkey. They spent the years 1710-14 at Bender in Moldovia, near the Black Sea, after Charles’s defeat by the Russians at Poltava. During his stay at Bender Charles spent all his time trying to enlist Turkish aid against the Russians. Fabrice wrote a series of letters describing their experiences . These letters owe their publication to Voltaire’ (Blackmer Collection). (Atabey 413; ESTC N1859, not in BL, Yale or Harvard; see Blackmer 568 for the French edition)

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        LA SCIENCE DU GOUVERNEMENT, ouvrage de Morale, de Droit et de Politique. 8 tomos (obra completa).

      - A Paris/ Aix la Chapelle/Amsterdam, Briasson, etc - Arkstee & Merkus, 1761-1766, 20x26, 8 vols.: XXIV-508+XVI-776+xvi-387+XXXI-803+XXXII-870+XXIV-564+XXVIII-784+XVI-767 págs. Viñeta grabada en portada, frisos, capitulares.Falto de el retrato grabado de Curban en frontis. Tomo 1 y 2 de 1765, tomo 3 y 6 de 1761, tomo 4 de 1766, tomo 5, 7 y 8 de 1764). Encuadernados en plena piel de época con nervios, lomeras cuajadas de hierros dorados, cortes marmoleados, buena conservación. (Tratado monumental elaborado durante más de treinta años por Réal de Curban (1682-1752), y al que debe principalmente su reputación. Síntesis de todo lo que tiene relación con la ciencia política. Cada volumen se refiere a diferentes temas: la sociedad civil, las antiguas y modernas formas de gobierno, la política, el derecho natural, público y eclesiástico, etc. El tomo 8 cierra una bibliografía crítica "obras principales constadas sobre materias de gobierno"). (52262).

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        Dictionnaire de Physique, dédié a Monseigneur le Duc de Berry

      Avignon, Chambeau 1761. 26 cm. 3 Bände. 16, 50, 620; 48, 921, (1); 24, 528, (2) Seiten mit 3 (wiederh.) gestochenen Titelvignetten, 3 (wiederh.) gestochenen Textvignetten und 16 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung und vergoldeten Stehkanten und blauen Lesebändchen - Poggendorff II, 379 - Wheeler Gift 421 Anmerkung - Erstausgabe des Handbuchs der Physik. Enthält in Band 2 (S. 25-68) den Artikel "Électricité", der einen Streit zwischen Paulian und dem Abbé Nollet zur Folge hatte. Paulian verteidigte sich 1768 in "L'électricité soumise à nouvel examen dans différentes lettres adressées à M. l'Abbé Nollet" (Wheeler). Einbände Schabspuren, Band 3 im oberen Rand Feuchtigkeitsränder. Exemplar aus der ehemaligen Großherzoglichen Privatbibliothek in Oldenburg, auf den Rücken goldgeprägtes Monogramm "PH", auf dem Titel Stempel "P. v. H.", bekrönt (Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Prinz von Holstein-Gottorp). - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Histoire de l'Université de Paris, depuis son origine jusqu'en l'année 1600.

      - A Paris, chez Desaint & Saillant, 1761. Ensemble de 7 vol. in-12 de XXV-(3)-510-(2), (3)-516-(2), (3)-508, (3)-500-(2), (3)-503-(1), (3)-496-(2), (3)-465-(3) pp.; basane porphyre, dos à cinq nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire en très bon état. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dissertazioni storiche e critiche sopra la Cavalleria antica e moderna secolare e regolare Con Note, e molte Figure in rame. da un religioso dello stess'ordine dal franzese tradotte.

      Giammaria Rizzardi,, In Brescia, 1761 - Cm. 27, pp. xxiv, 480. Bel ritratto del nobile bresciano Vincenzo Gaifani all'antiporta (Cagnoni delin.), capolettera, finalini, testate di grande bellezza e 12 tavole fuori testo, il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Legatura strettamente coeva in cartonato alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Un timbro araldico privato di possesso ripetuto. Esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Le tavole raffigurano Costantino Magno, il Gran Maestro dell'Ordine di San Martino, una figura in bronzo e 81 specie di collane e decorazioni dei vari ordini cavallereschi. Opera bella ed erudita su tutto ciò che concerne la cavalleria scritta dal carmelitano scalzo di Limoges Onorato da Santa Maria (al secolo Balise Vauzelle, 1651-1729). Stampa molto elegante come era nello stile del Rizzardi il quale, nel '700, con G. Battista Rossini, riportò in auge l'arte tipografica a Brescia. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        OBRAS PROPIAS I TRADUCCIONES de Latín, Griego i Toscano: con la Parafrasi de algunso Salmos, i Capítulos de Job. Tercera impression nuevamente añadida.

      Joseph Thomas Lucas, Valencia 1761 - 14'5x10'5, 51h (falta port), 326p (mancha de hum. en margen inf. y en esquina sup, manchas de óx). Pergamino. "- Palau 135200. Sigue la impresión de Quevedo de 1631, mas Vicente Blasco introdujo, siguiendo a veces indicaciones de Mayans, enmiendas razonables, y añadió dos nuevos poemas de atribución cierta. 1ª edición de la "Vida del Maestro", de Mayans." 1761

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        Reflections, essays and meditations on life and religion, with a collection of proverbs in alphabetical order, and twenty-eight letters written occasionally on several subjects, viz. The absurd notions of the sect called Methodists. The customs of foreign nations in regard to harlots. The lawless commerce of the sexes. The repentance of prostitutes. And the great humanity and beneficence of the Magdalen Charity. By Mr. Hanway. Two volumes in one.

      London: For J. Rivington, 1761 - 1761. x,[2],73,[3],17,16*-17*,18-280;[4],iii-ix,[1],21,[1: paginated 282*],283-597,[1]p. Engraved frontispiece in both vols. and an additional plate at p.373 in vol. 2. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, finely rebacked. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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,, A Berlin, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1761 1761 - Copper engraving. Later colour. Size: 91 x 60 cm. (36 x 23½ inches) Very good condition; paper rubbed in a couple of places. Interesting chart of the strait of Gibraltar by the famed French cartographer and hydrographer Jacques-Nicholas Bellin. The map shows the Spanish coast and African land on the other side of the strait. Map orientation shows north to the left, large detailed annotated inset plan of the fortress of Gibraltar, also tide charts in the Straits. Decorative cartouche on the right. 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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        Kst.- Karte, von Bellin aus "Neptune Francais" für Depot de la Marine, "Carte du Detroits de Gibraltar, dress au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine .." ( Nr. 35. Prix trente sols ).

      . kol., dat. 1761, 57 x 87,5. Nicht bei Pastoureau. - Ostorientierte Karte der Meerenge von Gibraltar. Am rechten Rand eine dek. kolorierte Titelkartusche, am linken Rand eine Insetkarte mit einem "Plan de Gibraltar".

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        Praxis Geometriae, worinnen nicht nur alle bey dem Feld-Messen vorkommende Fälle, mit Stäben, dem Astrolabio, der Boussole, und der Mensul, in Ausmessung eintzeler Linien, Flächen und gantzer Revier welche, wenn deren etliche angräntzende zusammen genommen/ eine Land-Karte . sondern auch eine gute Ausarbeitung der kleinesten Risse bis zum grösten, neben ihren Neben-Zierathen .,

      Augsburg, Johann Michael Probst u. Lotter 1761. - 6. Edition 4°. Gest. Frontisp., 5 Bll. 97 (5) S., 25 gefalt. Kupfertaf. Mit Titelkupfer u. zahlr. Vign. HLdr. d. Zt. Einige Taf. wasserrand. Letzte beschäd. vgl. Kat. d. Ornamentstichslg. 1734 (2. Aufl.); Poggendorff II, 400 - Angeb.: Ders. Zugabe zur Praxi Geometriae, Worinnen Noch verschiedene zur ausübenden Geometria nützliche Stücke, dabey auch zweyerley Arten Architectonische Schnecken, nach Geometrischen Gründen, in einer angenehmen proportionistisch-fortgehenden Erweiterungen zu zeichnen angewiesen werden . Taf 39 beschäd. - Der Autor Joh. Friedr. Penther (1693-1749) war Prof. f. Philosophie u. Oberbaurat in Göttingen. Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 Sonderangebot: Antiquariat Burgverlag bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 50% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 1200,00 EUR [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE POETICAL WORKS. With notes of various authors, By Thomas Newton, D. D. Paradise Lost. A poem in twelve books. Fifth edition. + Paradise Regained. Samson Agonistes. Poems upon several occasions. Psalms, etc.

      London: J and R. Tonson 1761 - New edition. Three volumes. Quarto. Finely bound in recent full speckled brown calf. Spines with raised bands, the compartments double ruled in gilt. Red labels, titled in gilt. Double ruled blind border on boards. Volume 1. lxxix, xxii,491pp; Volume 2. 460pp, 116pp indexes; Volume 3. 690pp, iipp index. Illustrated with 20 full page copper engraved plates, including 3 portraits as the frontispiece for each volume and 17 fine illustrations by Francis Hayman. Neat contemporary previous owners’ names to the top of the title pages and reverse of frontispieces. Some minor foxing to the margins of a few pages, and darker offsetting to 2 leaves where a previous owner had inserted a fern leaf. Illustrations with some offsetting to the opposite page. A very good set of this beautifully illustrated and printed edition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Liber singularis de optimorum scriptorum editionibus quae Romae primum prodierunt post divinum typographiae inventum, a germanis opificibus in eam urbem advectum: plerisque omnibus earum editionum seu praefationibus, seu epistolis in medium allatis. Cum b

      Lindaugiae: J. Ottonis, 1761. Books about books; printing; [4], 5-266, [10] pages, including index, errata; 22.7cm; full white pig-skin binding, blind tooled, 2 clasps; 6 facsimiles; some foxing; Italian prelate and scholar; Benedictine; Archbishop of Cofu, Cardinal; prefect, Vatican library, 1730, prefect of Congregation of the Index, 1742; Johann Georg Schelhorn 1733-1802, German bibliographer.. Hardcover.

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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

      Dublin: Printed for Richard Watts... and William Whitestone. 1761. First. 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. .

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        Lex Mercatoria Rediviva . . . Containing An Account of our Trading Companies and Colonies, with their Establishments, and an Abstract of their Chrter; the Duty of Consuls, and the Laws subsisting about Aliens, Naturalization and Denization [etc.]. 2d Ed.

      Beawes' vast compendium, based in part on his three decades' experience, with much on English and international law, in Holdsworth's words of "comprehensive character [designed] to give all the information which a merchant . . . could want". Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very good tall copy with ample margins. Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose, and S. Crowder and Co. [etc.], London, 1761.

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        Della origine delle leggi, delle arti, e delle scienze e dei loro progressi presso gli antichi popoli.

      - In Lucca, Nella Stamperia di Vincenzo Giuntini, A Spese di Giovanni Riccomini, 1761. 4:o. xxx,(2),328; viii,326; vii,(blank),288 pp. + 3 folding tables + 9 engraved plates (3 folding). Contemporary vellum. Marbled edges. Short cracks at head and tail upper outer joint. Ex libris Christan Hammer and Åke Berg. Sinature on ffep "Roma di 26 Novembra 1839 Baltzar Cronstrand". 27,5 x 20,5 cm. Nice and clean. No foxing.*Tomo primo. Dopo il Diluvio fino alla morte di Giacobbe. Tomo secondo. dalla morte di Giacobbe fino alla instituzione de i Re appresso gli Ebrei. Tomo terzo. Dalla instituzione de i Re appresso gli Ebrei, fino al di loro ritorno dalla Schiavitù.[#\109329]

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        A Treatise on the Diseases and Lameness of Horses. In which is laid down a proper Method of Shoeing (In General) and Treating the different Kinds of Feet. To which are added, Some New Observations in the Art of Farriery, etc.

      Waller London 1761 - Octavo, [2], 2p, 300p, [2]. Final advert leaf is present. Complete. Modern binding of quarter half leather, plain raised bands, black lettering piece, new endpapers. A Nr VG copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Rovine del Castello dell 'Acqua Giulia

      Rome, 1761. W-E, D. III (nos. 529-552). An 18th century roman edition. Bound in contemporary sheepskin.

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        Dimostrazione in grand di alcune delle parti facciata. . .

      Rome - John Wilton-Ely 511The watermark that is present is number 38 on page 1162 of John Wilton-Ely and is date between 1761 and the 1780sThe plate is from the series "Le Antichita Romane"After over eight years of careful study and excavation Piranesi produced this four-volume work which swiftly established his reputation in archaeology. More than other such antiquarian works, the 250 plates of the Antichita played a dominant role in conveying information, and Piranesi was to develop a whole new range of specialized illustrations in order to reveal aspects of antiquity which had hitherto been largely neglected." (John Wilton-Ely)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed arc

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        Histoire générale de la naissance & des progrès de la compagnie de Jésus, et analyse de ses constitutions & privilèges ( ), - [ID.] - Histoire générale de la naissance, des progrès et de la destruction de la compagnie de Jésus en France. 5 vol.

      S.l., s.n. 1761 - viii-499-[6-1 bl.], [6]-516-[4], [6]-447-[1 bl.-2], [6]-509-[1 bl.-4], [2]-ii-360 pp. (qqs rouss. et bruniss., qqs déchir. marginales, trou avec manque de texte au f. Ox/IV). Edition originale peu courante de cet ouvrage plus que critique envers la Compagnie par Chr. Coudrette (1701-1774) et L.-A. Le Paige (1712-1802), 2 auteurs jansénistes. Le t. V réunit divers extraits de l'"Histoire universelle" de J.-A. de Thou (1553-1617) relatifs aux jésuites en France, en Angleterre, en Pologne, etc. Mention ms. d'appart. ancienne "J. de Bomme" et note bibliogr. ancienne dans le t. I. Ref. Conlon 61:599 (= NUC). 5 volumes. Reliure basane marbrée de l'époque (qqs frottements), dos lisses ornés dorés (t. V fleuronné différemment avec le dos davantage bruni, qqs coiffes abîmées), étiq. de cuir rouge ou vert, tr. rouges,

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        Lex Mercatoria Rediviva . . . Containing An Account of our Trading Companies and Colonies, with their Establishments, and an Abstract of their Chrter; the Duty of Consuls, and the Laws subsisting about Aliens, Naturalization and Denization [etc.]. 2d Ed

      London: Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose, and S. Crowder and Co. [etc.], 1761. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very good tall copy with ample margins Beawes' vast compendium, based in part on his three decades' experience, with much on English and international law, in Holdsworth's words of "comprehensive character [designed] to give all the information which a merchant . . . could want

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        An Account of the War in India, between the English and the French, on the Coast of Coromandel from the Year 1750 to the Year 1760. Together with A Relation of the late Remarkable Events on the Malabar Coast, and Expeditions to Golconda and Surat

      Printed for T Jefferys, London 1761 - xxxiii+270+[2]+15+[1]+48+xix+[1] pages 14 of 18 engraved plates, maps (many folding) and index. Quarto (10 1/4" x 8 1/4") in original leather binding. First edition. Richard Owen Cambridge was a British poet. He was educated at Eton and at St John's College, Oxford. Leaving the university without taking a degree, he took up residence at Lincolns Inn in 1737. Four years later he married, and went to live at his country seat of Whitminster, Gloucestershire. In 1751 he removed to Twickenham, where he enjoyed the society of many notable persons. Horace Walpole in his letters makes many jesting allusions to Cambridge in the character of news-monger. His chief work is the Scribleriad (1751), a mock epic poem, the hero of which is the Martinus Scriblerus of Alexander Pope, John Arbuthnot and Jonathan Swift. The poem is preceded by a dissertation on the mock heroic, in which he avows Cervantes as his master. The satire shows considerable learning, and was eagerly read by literary people; but it never became popular, and the allusions, always obscure, have little interest for the present-day reader. He made a valuable contribution to history in his Account of the War in India on the Coast of Coromandel from the year 1750 to 1760 (1761). He had intended to write a history of the rise and progress of British power in India, but this enterprise went no further than this one work, as he found that Robert Orme, who had promised him the use of his papers, contemplated the execution of a similar plan. The Works of Richard Owen Cambridge, includes several pieces never before published. It contains an Account of his Life and Character by his Son, George Owen Cambridge (1803), the Scribleriad, some narrative and satirical poems, and about twenty papers originally published in Edward Moore's paper, The World. His poems are included in Alexander Chalmers' English Poets (1816. Condition: Previous owner's name in neatly written dated 1806 on front end paper with his book plate on front past down with his library stamp. Lacks rear free end paper. Front hinge separated, back hinge cracked. Lacks the Mongol on horse back plate, map of Maratta County, view of the attack on Geriah and view of Surat. Front worn, spine ends and corners reinforced and repaired, new spine label else about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Works of the late Right Honorable Joseph Addison, The

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson, 1761. - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Works of the Late Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Esq (4vols. complete)

      John Baskerville, Birmingham 1761 - For J. and R. Tonson, At Shakespear's Head in the Strand, 1761. 4 vols. (complete). 12"x9 1/2". With preface by Thomas Tickell. Complete in all respects, frontis and all other plates present. Very nice example of Baskerville's work, printed in large format on quality laid paper (large GR with design watermark), still very clean and supple. Bound in contemporary speckled calf, boards bordered in gilt, as well as board edges. Marbled endpapers. Spines tooled in gilt, with red leather title labels tooled and titled. Silk ribbon bookmarks still present all volumes. Corners bumped, with mild shelfwear. Previous owners signature to ffep's. Outer hinges on all 4 vols. expertly repaired (i didn't notice them at first), otherwise a fine set. ESTC T89166, OCLC 2078055. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of the Late Right Honorable Joseph Addison, Esq

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Tonson, 1761 - "The most beautiful edition of Addison ever published,"--Gaskell, Baskerville, #17 (BASKERVILLE PRESS) First Baskerville Edition. 4 vols., 4to. Engraved portrait frontispiece by by T. Miller after G. Kneller. 10 plates plus 6 text illustrations. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, neatly rebacked. Signature of R.F.B. Richards, 1830. Bookplates of John M. Cameron. Pardoe p. 169; Straus p. 73; Gaskell 17 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND During the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI Till His Accession to the Crown of England. in Two Volumes

      A. Millar, London 1761 - vol 1; viii, 514pp; vol 2; 487pp + 47 page Critical Dissertation concerning the murder of King Henry. (+ index), title page vol 1 is clipped across the word 'History', front endpaper vol 2 clipped, previous owner's inscription to title pg vol 2. Original calf boards with complimentary new leather spines retaining original title labels, vol no & date in gilt on spine, overall an attractive set.; 210 x 135mm [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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        Die Kennzeichen der Insekten, nach Anleitung des königl. Schwed. Ritters und Leibarzes Karl Linnaeus, durch XXVI Küpfertafeln erläutert und mit desrselben natürlichen Geschichte begleitet. Mit einer Vorrede des Herrn Johannes Gessners

      Zürich, Heidegger, 1761. 4to (21.7 x 16.4 cm). xxviii, 203, 68 pp., engraved frontispiece, seven text engravings, 24 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornamental lines and red morocco label with gilt title. Edges red.* Johann Heinrich Sulzer (1735-1813) was one of the first authors who proclaimed being a follower of Linnaeus but he used the latter's genera only. The fine, detailed hand-coloured plates are by the famous Swiss entomological artist Schellenberg and the seven vignettes are especially nicely engraved. Small bookplate of Kurt von Rosen on the front paste-down, otherwise a very good clean copy with ample margins. Rare in this state. Hagen II, p. 207; Horn-Schenkling, 21755; Nissen ZBI, 4041.

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        The Diary of George Bubb Dodington

      to Frebruary 6, 1761, 1784 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Full calf leather binding with gilt detail to spine. A very scarcefirst editionof thisimportant diary complete with half title page. This copy would benefit from a rebind and is priced accordingly. George Bubb Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe PC (1691 July 28, 1762) was an English politician and nobleman. Christened simply George Bubb, he acquired the surname Dodington around the time his uncle George Dodington died in 1720 and left him his estate. Enormously rich, he became a friend of Frederick, Prince of Wales, who took advantage of their acquaintance to obtain loans that helped clear his debts, and, on being thrown out of St James's Palace by his father, King George II, moved into a London house belonging to Dodington. Dodington is said to have been involved in a spy-ring, collecting valuable information about Jacobite activities. In 1761, following the accession of Frederick's son to the throne as George III, he was created Baron Melcombe. His diary, published posthumously in 1784 by Henry Penruddocke Wyndham, is a valuable historical source. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and all pages are attached. The front board is detached but present and the rear board is holding by one cord only and will probably fully detach in the post. There is some wear to the extemities includingoverall rubbing and some bumping to the corners. The spine has a couple of black marks and is missing the spine label. Internally the book is generally clean and bright apart from some isolated spotting in some places and some age toning to some sections. There is a decorative copperplate initial to the front pastedown..

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