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        Voyages du capitaine Gulliver en divers pays éloignés

      The Hague: chez Jean Swart,, 1762. 3 volumes bound in 1, octavo (165 x 95 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, brown morocco label, raised bands, compartments elaborately decorated in gilt with central flower tools, all edges red, marbled endpapers, title pages in red and black, woodcut historiated capitals, head- and tailpieces. Engraved frontispiece and 5 other plates. Front joint starting and with insect puncture but still holding firm, the occasional minor blemish or short closed tear but overall contents bright and fresh. A very good copy. First Jean Swart edition and fifth edition in French of Gulliver's Travels, which was first published in French in 1727, one year after the first edition in English. The text of the first two volumes is abbé Pierre François Guyot Desfontaines's abridged adaptation, the same as that of the Paris editions. Included as part of this edition are "parts of the spurious Volume 3 of the English edition - the 'Second Voyage à Brobdingnag,' 'Voyage des Sevarambes;' and the Four Letters to the Dean, each with a separate t.p. Other editions by the same publisher were issued in 1765 and 1778" (Lucius L. Hubbard, Contributions Towards a Bibliography of Gulliver's Travels, p. 165). "Goulding records 14 editions of Desfontaines's translation before 1797 and over 180 since 1813" (New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature).

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        PADERBORN. - Karte. "Carte de L'evéche de Paderborn avec une Partie de Westphalie, de Waldec, du Landgraviat de Hesse- Cassel, du Duché de Brounsvic, de l'Abb: de Corvey et du Comte Lippe".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich bei T.C. Lotter, 1762, 47 x 55,5 cm. Zeigt das Bistum Paderborn. - Links oben Titelkartusche, rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen.

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        The Life of Richard Nash of Bath, Esq. Extracted principally from his original Papers

      London: Printed for J. Newbery and W. Frederick, 1762. First Edition, with all points corresponding with Rothschild, including cancel C6 (not recorded in Scott or Williams), "for which presumably Q8 was used". Fine portrait by Anthony Walker after Mr. Hoare. vi, 234, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original marbled boards, uncut , neatly rebacked in tan calf. Provenance: Hutton Park inscribed on pastedown; purchased from Harold Graves Scribner Rare Books, New York, 18 August 1972 (written in pencil in back). First Edition, with all points corresponding with Rothschild, including cancel C6 (not recorded in Scott or Williams), "for which presumably Q8 was used" Fine portrait by Anthony Walker after Mr. Hoare. vi, 234, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. Rothschild 1022; Scott Goldsmith, p. 94-95; Sterling 396; Tinker 1093; Williams, p. 126-2

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        The Citizen of the World; or Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the East.

      London: Printed for N. Newbury, 1762. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. In two volumes. Foolscap octavo, pp.viii, 286 [2]; pp.[2], 238 [16]. In contemporary mottled calf boards, recently re-backed to style with raised bands and gilt titles to original red labels to spines.Armorial bookplates of the De Burghs, Earls of Clanricarde, to all pastedowns. Some wear to fore-edges; very good indeed.

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        Erste (- Fünfte) Abhandlung aus dem österreichischen Staatsrechte. 5 Bände.

      Wien, Johann Paul Kraus, 1762-1766. Kl.-8°. Mit einem gefalt. Frontispiz u. 6 gefalt. Tabellen. Zus. ca. 1780 S., Marmor. Ppbde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschildern. Erste Ausgabe von Schrötters (1736-1780) erster umfangreichen Arbeit über den österreichischen Staat, seine rechtlichen Grundlagen, geschichtliche Hintergründe, Erbfolgen der Herrscher, Verträge, Urkunden usw. Der Verfasser gilt als Begründer der österreichischen historischen Staatsrechtslehre und Staatsgeschichte. - Bd. 1: „Von den Freyheitsbriefen des Durchläuchtigsten Erzhauses von Oesterreich, samt einer Einleitung in die österr. Geschichte und einem Anhange Beylagen“; Bd. 2: „Von den Titeln und Reichserzämtern des Durchläuchtigsten Erzhauses von Oesterreich. Mit einem Anhange von Urkunden versehen“; Bd. 3: „Von den Erbhuldigungen und Kleinodien der Erzherzoge von Oesterreich. Mit einem Anhange Beylagen versehen“; Bd. 4: „Von den vorzüglichen Rechten, welche den Durchläuchtigsten Erzherzogen mit und neben der Landeshoheit gebühren. Mit Beylagen“; Bd. 5: „Von der Erbfolgs-Ordnung wie auch Vormundschaft der Durchläuchtigsten Erzherzoge. Mit Urkunden“. - Einbände beschabt u. bestoßen. Aus der „Bibliothek des k. k. statistischen Bureau‘s“ (Exlibris u. gestempelt). Gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Wurzbach XXXII, 10; Pütter II, 132. Versand D: 12,50 EUR Schrötter, Abhandlung aus dem österreichischen Staatsrechte, Österreich, Staatsrecht, Recht, Juridica

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        Storia degl'Imperatori Romani da Augusto sino a Costantino La quale serve di continuazione alla storia romana del Sig. Rollin

      A spese di Antonio Cervone presso Giuseppe Raimondi, 1762. ITALIANO 0 Settecentina composta da 12 volumi in formato 12imo, mancante del vol.II, opera storica di continuazione, presenta legatura piena in pergamena a secco, caratteri in oro in tassello al dorso, segni del tempo sulla superficie, taglio annerito, pagine imbrunite con fioriture, frontespizio completo di notizie, elegante marca tipografica figurata in diversa posizione nel tomo I rispetto agli altri successivi, richiami e segnature, prefazione in apertura del tomo I, carta geografica ripiegata nel tomo I, caratteri tipografici eterogenei (aldino e corsivo), postilla aggiunta con nota manoscritta e firma di appartenenza USATO

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        Geographische Lage der südlichen Braunschweigischen Reichsgebiete darinnen. Das Herzogthum Braunschw. Wolfenbüttel mit seinem Fürstenth. Blankenburg und Amt Walkenried, Das Fürstenth. Calenberg mit seinem abgelegenen Göttingischen Quartier, Das Herzogthum Grubenhagen mit seinen ausserhalb liegenden Theilen, und endlich Der Hartzwald deutlich vorgestellt werden. Alles benebst den angränzenden Ländern aus verschiedenen Hülfsmitteln und mit Zuziehung der öffentlichen Beschreibungen verzeichnet und heraus gegeben auf Kosten der Homannischen Erben. A. 1762.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1762, 47,5 x 54,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers S. 308; Sammlung Ryhiner 5203,37. - Zeigt die südlichen Braunschweigen Reichsgebiete. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche, daneben Erklärungen. - Unten links "Nothwendige Erinnerungen". - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste. - Perfekter Zustand!

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        Publicaties, advertenties, notificaties en een waarschouwing]. [Cape Town, the former VOC printing office at the Castle], 1805. Small folio (31.5 x 19.5 cm). 38 official ordonnances, proclamations, notices, etc., printed together, addressed to the colonists in the Cape of Good Hope, with no general title, but each item with its own drop-title: 5 with one of two large woodcut titles in script lettering ("Publicatie" and "Notificatie") and the others with letterpress titles "Publicatie", "Advertentie", "Notificatie", "Waarschouwing". Each item with the autograph signature of Governor-general Janssens, and/or his secretary J.A. Truter in brown ink. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      - Not in KVK; WorldCat; cf. Mendelssohn I, p. 286; South African bibliography I, p. 388. Only known copy, previously unrecorded, of the official proclamations, ordonnances, notices, etc. of Jan Willem Janssens (1762-1838), governor-general of the Dutch Cape colony (the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa), appointed by the Napoleonic Asian Council, which replaced the directorate of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1799. They were printed at what had been the VOC's printing office at the castle in Cape Town and cover the last year before the English retook the colony from the Dutch at the Battle of Blaauwberg on 8 January 1806. They are arranged in chronological order from 3 January to 27 December 1805, beginning with a call for a census not only of the population but also of the property of the entire colony. Several items concern the cultivation of wheat and its price, others the provisioning of the colony's troops, the harvesting of grapes and transportation of wine, notices about the appointment of governmental personnel, bills of exchange, public debts, insolvency and bankruptcy. There is a new regulation replacing a 1794 proclamation that forbade people from buying any goods (other than food) from slaves and forbade slaves from offering such goods on the street: it is now to be allowed, but the slave owner must get an authorizing certificate for the slave, who must also show the list of goods to be sold. Two leaves have part of the head margin cut away, not affecting the printed texts, but otherwise in very good condition. The binding is scuffed and the labels defaced. A unique publication printed in Cape Town for the Batavian government, very important for the history and economics of the Cape and for the Batavian Republic's Asian policy following its dissolution of the VOC.

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        Autograph Document, Signed ("E. A. Holyoke"), and Manuscript Medical Prescription

      Salem, [MA], 1762. 2 pp. pen and ink on paper. 6-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches, 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches. Old fold, minor soiling, stains, very good. 2 pp. pen and ink on paper. 6-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches, 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches. AN EARLY PIONEER OF SMALL POX VACCINATION. These items offer a quaint glimpse of a beloved New England Physician. Edward Augustus Holyoke (1728-1829), the son of Rev. Edward Holyoke (1689-1769) and Margaret Appleton, was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts on August 1, 1728. Holyoke moved with his family to Cambridge, when his father was appointed president of Harvard, and graduated from the college in 1746. After a brief tenure as a school teacher, he apprenticed himself to a physician in Ipswich. He later opened his own practice in Salem where he gained his greatest notoriety as an early pioneer in small pox treatment and prevention during an outbreak in 1777. During his lifetime, he would serve as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, was awarded the first M.D. degree given by Harvard Medical School, and spent six years as president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Holyoke continued to practice medicine in Salem until 1821, and was honored by the town during a tribute at the Essex House on his 100th birthday. 1. Autograph Document, Signed. To Capt. Thos. Dean. Reading: "Sir, please send by the bearer an hundred w. of your best white powder sugar, in two separate 1/2 hundreds: - and an hundred w. of your best & whitest Brown Sugar - to your humble sevt. E.A. Holyoke" 2. Prescription listing four ingredients, including "camomilla" and "gentian" with the directions: "Steep in one quart maderah & take a glass every noon."

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        Friedrich Hasselquists Der Akademien der Wissenschaften zu Stockholm und Upsala Mitglieds, Reise nach Palästina in den Jahren 1749 bis 1752. Auf Befehl Ihro Mejestät der Königinn von Schweden herausgegeben von Carl Linnäus. Aus dem Schwedischen. (In 2 Teilen). Erster Theil, enthält das Tagebuch der Reise. Zweyter Theil, enthält Beschreibungen verschiedener wichtiger Naturalien. [Erste deutsche Ausgabe].

      Rostock, verlegts Johann Christian Koppe, 1762. 8°. 20,5 cm. Titelblatt, 8 Blatt, 606 Seiten. Einfacher Pappband der Zeit, gebunden, mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Rundum-Rotschnitt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der Reisebeschreibungen des Schülers Carl von Linnes, der die Naturgeschichte Palästinas aufklären wollte. Zweiter Teil mit Impressum: Leipzig, gedruckt bey Joh. Gottl. Immanuel Breitkopf, 1761. Einband berieben, fleckig, Ecken bestoßen. Gutes, innen sehr gutes Exemplar. First german edition. Contemporary hardcover. Cover rubbed, spotted, corners bumped. Good, inside nearly fine condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Palästina / Palestine; Reisebeschreibungen / travelogue; Reiseliteratur, Reiseberichte / travel, exploration

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        Tableau Topographique Qui comprend La Partie Septentrionale du Landgraviat De Hesse Cassel Et De La Principauté de Waldeck, L'Eveché De Paderborn, Partie du Comté de Grubenhague et les Frontieres de ces Etats A Paris. Chez le Sr. Julien a l'Hotel de Soubise, 1762.':.

      - Kupferstich b. Roch-Joseph Julien in Paris, dat. 1762 ersch. um 1850, 49,5 x 73,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers S. 344. - Julien war Verleger und Kartenverkäufer in Paris sowie königlicher Geograph. - Die Karte zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Detmold, Korbach, Bad Sooden-Allendorf, Göttingen, Einbeck und Stadtoldendorf. - Oben rechts Titelkartusche. - Die Karte von vier Platten gedruckt. - Neudruck der Karte von 1762 (Rarität - hier schon in Farben auf Papier aus dem Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts bedruckt!)

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        Manufacture de Glaces Plate section from the Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire des Science

      Recent black marbled boards, with cloth spine and paper label. No title. This is a collection of the abstracted plates dealing with 'manufacture de Glaces' from the 11 plate volumes of the Encyclopedie our dictionnaire raisonne des scienced, des arts et des metiers. 47 copper engravings - some double page. The Encyclopedie was published in 35 volumes between 1751 and 1777. The complete works comprised 17 volumes of text, 11 plate volumes, 4 supplementary volumes, 2 of index and an additional plate volume. Complete series (this edition had slightly fewer plates than the earlier edition).

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        The Book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Printed as tey are to be sung or said in Churches. WITH: The Liturgy of the Church of England. Illustrated with Fifty Nine Historical and Explanatory Sculptures, Engraved by Mess. Ravenett, Grignion, Scotin, Cannot, Walker and W. Ryland. Published according to Act of Parliament. WITH: The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others.

      Cambridge, John Baskerville/London, Edward Ryland 1762/1755/1762. 3 works in 1 binding, (frontispiece) without pagination, Contemporary gold-stamped Leather with 5 raised bands and gilt-edged text block, 8° (The spine-ends are partially restored, some staining in the margins. The book was displayed open for some time, therefore there is a crack in the spine and the two pages in the middle are browned. With marbled endpapers and the ex-libris of A.C. Warren Linton, South Gippsland. A beautiful copy of the Book of Common Prayer illustrated with 59 contemporary handcoloured engravings. Although The Book of Common Prayer and the Psalms are printed by the famous John Baskerville, the highlight of this work is without doubt the Liturgy which contains an engraved frontispiece, an engraved titlepage with a large coat of arms and 57 engravings by Simon Franc?ois Ravenet, Charles Grignion, Ge?rard Jean Baptiste Scotin, Peter Charles Canot, William Wynne Ryland. The engravings are interleaved in the Book of Common Prayer and all contemporary handcoloured in a very attractive way. ).

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        Memoire sur les Samojedes et les Lapons

      S.l. [i.e. Königsberg] : s.n., MCC.DLXII, 1762 S.l. [i.e. Königsberg] : s.n., MCC.DLXII, 1762. . Card binding with marbled paper. VG+. "8º, (180x110mm.); 15, [1], 112 p.; sign.: [8], A-G8; typographical ornament in title-page; text printed in italics.- // Card binding covered with marbled paper, retaining its first wraps cover made with some pages of Volume 13 of the Amoenitates literariae, printed by Bartholomaei in Leipzig. Paper label set vertically along the spine. Booklet B is wrongly bound ahead of booklet A. Slight water stain in fore margin of pp. 13-16 and 25-28. Author s surname  Klingsted handwritten in ink on title-page. Three or four pencil marks annotations. Splendid margins. Very good condition.- // Refs.: Boucher de la Richardiere, I, 382; Querard, 4, 305 [he didn t saw it]; Stevens, 1836. Although the imprint is undated, it is known that Memoire was printed in Königsberg in 1762, as was indicated by the very laudatory review appeared in the Journal encyclopèdique, of November 1762 (pp. 49-69). The history of its publication was surrounded by an aura of mystery relates to three groups: the Prussians who became Russian officials following the invasion at the beginning of the Seven Years War, the Huguenots from Könisgberg, and the members of the Deutsche Gesellschaft, the scientific-academic association founded in Köningsberg some six years earlier. The author, Timotheus Merzahn von Klingstädt, a native of Barth (now Germany)(1), who had been bound for the city of Arcánge  in northern Russia, in the mouth of the Dvina river into the White Sea  , would have preparted it commissioned by the Russian government who would have included it among the many manuscripts sent to Voltaire to aid preparation of his 'Histoire de l empire de Russie sous Pierre-le-Grand'. Voltaire would not have used its contents, and the manuscript landed in the hands of someone who published an extensive excerpt in German, with many typos, in 1762, in the issue corresponding to December 1761 of the Neues gemeinnütziges Magazin, of Hamburg (pp. 717-743), about 250 km to the west of Barth. This same version narrates how, taking issue with the published typos, the priest Daniel Fort (1734-1804)(2), from the Reformed French Church in Königsberg, 200 km to the south of Barth, (where he had arrived in 1760 from Berlin)(3), at the time he was also a civil servant for the Russian government, appropriately published the manuscript, offering a presentation where he didn t disclose the author s name. Observing the prologue he prepared when editing Memoire, there is no doubt that Le Fort was bothered by the excerpt published in German, but this was not the reason for its edition, as Memoire was already being printed when the extract was published. The philosopher Johan Georg Hamann (1730-1788), a professor in Königsberg, a friend of Kant and member of the previously mentioned Huguenot and academic groups, narrated it as follows in a letter to one of his friends in July 1762:  Did you receive the 'Gemeinnützingen Magazin'? There is a summary of the Abhandlung von den Samojeden by Klingstädt, which is now being printed here (4). Memoire was again published in 1766, in Copenhagen, by J. Philibert  the most common edition  , and three years later, 1769, in german, on this occasion complete, in Riga, by Johann Hartknochand. By that time 'Historie generale des voyages' had published an extensive excerpt in 1768  included in Volume 19 of 1769 of its 'German translation Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen' (pp.486-501)  , which John Pinkerton would instruct to translate into English forty years later (taking it from a reedition of the work of Amsterdam, 1777), to include it in the first volume of 'A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels to all parts of the world' (p. 522-534). Even though it was published without the author s name on all occasions, the German edition of Riga of 1769 included a footnote (p. 4) where it was indicated that the author was the  counsellor and vice president Klingstädt of Petersburg . A more objective story would place the origin of Mémoire in the fact that the Russian government, bothered with the content of the first volume of the 'Histoire de l empire de Russie' that had been commissioned to Voltaire, and whose manuscript they received in 1759, ordered various officials to review the statements made by Voltaire and, more specifically, they asked some civil servants working in Arcánge and Kamchatka to check the statements that Voltaire had made about the northern region in the first chapter. Memoire was the response sent by Klingstadt, a magistrate in Arcánge, in what referred to the Samoyed and Lapp populations(5). Then, the government resent this material to Voltaire, who ignored it. This origin explains why von Klingstädt s Memoire meant a rupture with the  Geography (this type of information belonged that discipline) generated by drawing-room theorists. After drafting it from a type of first-hand knowledge, the visit and the specific interest in getting to know the functioning of other cultures, he criticised the idea that to speak on the human populations and on the origin and development of societies, authors like Montesquieu, Maupertuis and Voltaire took the stories from poorly educated sailors and merchants as scientific sources, where there were many errors and false information, such as that which referred to the supposed inhabitants of the archipelago of Novaya Zemlya. The fame of this memory is therefore due to, besides its content, having been produced as fieldwork from the point of view of the still non-existent discipline of cultural anthropology, offering an unprejudiced and detailed picture of both populations, thus breaking with the tradition of observing aboriginal populations as a study of nature where generalizations were made from specific observations, rather than as a study of human societies. Klingstedt s text also had consequences for the field of Natural History, with a strong reaction by Buffon, who was criticised in Memoire for having spoken of Samoyeds and Lapps (and all the populations from the North Cape to the Obi) as part of the same race  a term that was still understood as a  nation . In his response, which is the opening of Addition a l article des Variétés de l espece humaine, appearing in Volume IV of the supplement from 1777 to his Histoire naturelle (from p. 454), Buffon messed it up even further by spending no less than 20 pages trying to rebut Klingstädt s objections by saying that he had interpreted the term race in a very strict sense when he had used it in a broad sense, but without clarifying what was the meaning of the term race then(6) This first edition of Memoire, which was already being described by Stevens in 1872 as very rare(7), is very difficult to find for sale (we didn t find any copies for sale other than the copy sold by Sotheby s in 1959), and is also quite rare to find in libraries. It should be noted that many of the copies associated with the 1762 edition on Worldcat.org, are in fact copies of the 1766 edition, wrongly ascribed as belonging to the 1762 edition, as can be seen by searching in the related libraries catalogs. (1) The most complete information on Klingstadt seems to be that offered by J.F. v Recke & K. E. Napiersky: Allgemeines Schriftsteller- und Gelehrten- Lexikon der Provinzen Livland, Esthland und Kurland.- Mitau: Johann Friedrich Steffenhagen und Sohn, 1829, v.2, p. 451-452. (2) The Journal Ecyclopedique spoke of him as  pasteur Le Font . (3) His parents came from Saint-Auban-sur-L Ouvèze, in France, and Daniel Le Fort, as were they, was French-speaking. In fact, he took part, at the end of the century, in a campaign against compulsory study in the German language. (4) It can be read in the second volume of the edition of Hamann s correspondence published by Vita e Pensiero from Milano, in 1996, p. 184. (5) On the commission, the elaboration and controversies between Voltaire and the Russian government on the content of Voltaire s text, see E. Smurlo: Voltaire et son oeuvre  Histoire de l empire de russie sous pierre le Grand .- Prague: Orbis, 1929. (6) On the problems of the word race at that time, and an interpretation on this controversy, see Nicholas Hudson:  From  Nation to  Race : The Origin of Racial Classification in Eighteenth-Century Thought , in Eighteenth-Century Studies 29 (1996) 3: 247-264. (7) Henry Stevens: Bibliotheca geographica & historica or a catalogue of a nine-day sale of rare & valuable ancient and modern books... illustrative of historical geography & geographical history collected, used and described by Henry Stevens. London, 1872."

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        Miscellaneous Pieces Relating to the Chinese.

      First edition. Two volumes small 8vo. pp: (22), 232; (4), 248, corrigenda leaf. Engraved frontispiece with Chinese characters; title-pages each with four Chinese characters. A handsome set in contemporary green mottled calf.

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        Credulity, Superstition, and Fanaticism: a Medley.

      London: 1762 - Original Engraving on laid paper, 2 plates (one for image, the other for text), plates 445 x 335 in total, sheet 505 x 390 mm. mounted in an ancient carved frame with a passe partout; good condition; could be sold without the frame. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cochems »Leben Christi« mit seltener Kupferkarte des biblischen Palästina

      COCHEM, Martin: Das Grosse Leben Christi, Oder ausführliche, andächtige, und bewegliche Beschreibung Des Lebens und Leydens unsers Herrn Jesu Christi Und seiner Glorwürdigsten Lieben Mutter Mariae... 2 Bände (Teil 1 und Appendix, Teil 2). Mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten, gestochenen Karte (Tl. 1), 33 (jew. 16 in Tl.1 u. 15 in Tl. 2, sowie 2 im App.) Kupfertafeln u.a. von I. A. Ehmann (27), Joseph Erasmus Bellinger (1) und vermutlich Wenzel Daniel Guttwein (Karte), sowie 3 gestochenen Schlussvignetten. München: Johann Theodor Osten 1762 und 1763. 4°. [3 nn. Bll. (gestoch. Front., Vortit., Tit.)], [4 nn. S. (Privilegien)], [6 nn. S. (Vorrede)], [nn. S. 1 (gestoch. Kupfer) - 2], S. 3-621, [3 nn. S. (Register); [nn. S. 1 (Titel)], S. 2-199, [1 nn. S. (Register); [1 nn. Bl. (Front.)], [nn. S. 1 (Tit.) - 3], S. 4-892, [4 nn. S. (Register)]. Mit floralen Ornamenten und linearen Fileten blindgeprägtes Schweinsleder des 18. Jh., aufgezogen auf vier Bünden und über Holzdeckel, mit Schließvorrichtung (Schließen fehlen). Umfangreiche, mit Kupfern reich illustrierte und seltene Ausgabe der Lebensgeschichte Jesu, aus der Feder des Kapuziners Martin von Chochem (1634-1712), dem „bedeutendsten und verbreitetsten barocken Volks- und Erbauungsschriftsteller des Rheinlandes" (BBKL), hier in einer wesentlich erweiterten und durch einen ebenfalls illustrierten „Zusatz" um 200 Seiten vermehrten Ausgabe. Unter Cochems 24 eigenständigen Buchpublikationen befand sich führend vorliegende Darstellung des »Leben Christi«, die erstmals 1677 von Johann Peter Zubrodt in Mainz verlegt worden war und noch bis 1975 in insgesamt 177 Auflagen erschien. Aufgrund ihrer „Volkstümlichkeit, Originalität und Lebensfrische" blieben Cochems barocke Darstellungen trotz Anfeindungen seitens aufgeklärter Exegeten vor allem bei „einfachen" Gläubigen insbesondere des Bistums Trier bis weit ins 19. Jh. beliebt, ja erlebten in der Romantik und der Restaurationsepoche sogar wieder verstärkte Rezeption. Die markanten Kupferstiche stammen von den im Augsburg der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jh. tätigen Stechern A. Ehmann und Joseph Erasmus Bellinger (oder Belling), und in einem Fall vermutlich vom u.a. in München wirkenden Stecher Wenzel Daniel Guttwein. Heraus ragen dabei Bellingers eigentümlich sinnliche Darstellung der „Mater Dolorosis" mit dem toten Jesus (als Frontispiz von Tl. 2) und Ehmanns drastische Illustrationen zur Leidensgeschichte Christi; ferner eine nicht signierte und mit „Eigentlicher Abriß deß Heiligen oder Belobten Lands" übertitelte Faltkarte im Querformat (35:17,5 cm). Diese zeigt eine detaillierte Darstellung des biblischen Palästina, welche vermutlich Guttwein nach einem ursprünglich um 1650 von Johann Georg Bodenehr in Augsburg angefertigten Motiv mit leichten Variationen nachgestochen hat. In welchen und wie vielen Ausgaben von Cochems »Leben Christi« des 17. oder 18. Jh. die Palästina-Karte Bodenehrs bzw. Guttweins aufgenommen wurde ist ungewiss. Nachweisbar ist sie über das Netz in der Variante von Guttwein lediglich in einem Exemplar der von Johann Ferdinand Holtzmayr und Gregor Menhardt in Steyr besorgten Ausgabe von 1753, welches die Südböhmische Wissenschaftliche Bibliothek in Budweis aufbewahrt. Die Bayerische Staatsbibliothek besitzt ein Exemplar einer Ausgabe von 1759 (wie die hier vorliegende ebenfalls von Johann Theodor Osten in München verlegt), in der die Palästina-Karte nicht aufgenommen ist. Auch bei dem im Bestand der Niedersächsischen LUB Göttingen ausgewiesenen Exemplar einer auch in München von Heinrich Theodor von Cöllen im Jahr 1721 verlegten Ausgabe, die ansonsten mit vorliegender ident ist, fehlt die Karte. Es ist also anzunehmen, dass sie in nur wenige Ausgaben aufgenommen und/oder aufgrund ihrer Dekorativität oft herausgetrennt wurde. Eingebunden (in Tl. 1): Nutzlicher Zusatz Zu dem Leben Christi, Von denen Vier Letzten Dingen, Nemlich: Von dem Tod, Bericht, Höll, und Himmelreich. Einbände mit älteren Restaurationsspuren, eine Kante mit kleiner Fehlstelle, leicht fleckig und berieben, die Schließen fehlen bei Bd. 1 vollständig, bei Bd. 2 sind Teile der Schließenbänder erhalten. Vorsatz von Bd. 1 mit historischem Papier erneuert, von Bd. 2 mit handschriftlichen Besitzervermerken. Frontispiz von Bd. 1 am unteren Rand mit kleinen, den Kupferstich kontaminierenden Fehlstellen, Bll. 2 - 4 des 1 Bd. ebenfalls mit Fehlstellen am unterem Rand, dieselben unfachmännisch hinterlegt. Innen vereinzelt stock-, fingerfleckig und mit Randeinrissen, insgesamt solides Exemplar. Gemäß OCLC und KVK ist vorliegende Ausgabe weltweit in nur in einem einzigen Exemplar an der UB Eichstätt-Ingolstadt nachweisbar. Im Katalog findet sich kein Hinweis auf die Palästina-Karte. Martin Persch: Martin von Cochem. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon, Bd. V (1993), Sp. 947-948; Thieme/Becker, Bd. 3 (1909) bzw. Bd. 10 (1914) zit. WBIS/DBA 2.0095.362 und 2.0313.310 (Cochem), Bd. 4 (1910) zit. WBIS/DBA 2.0141.415 (Bodenehr) und Bd. 15 (1922) zit. WBIS/DBA 1.0188.247 (Guttwein).

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        Eléments d'agriculture

      1762 - 2 vol., XXIV-499-[1] + Paris, Guerin et Delatour, 1762, in-12, 2 vol, XXIV-499-[1] + VIII-410-[2] pages, 18 planches, veau de l'époque, Édition originale, peu courante. "The first half of the eighteenth century had witnessed the beginning of a technological renaissance in agriculture, chiefly in England, where it was notably celebrated in the writings of Jethro Tull. Although the ideas of Tull and Duhamel enjoyed substantial popularity among a progressive group of French landowners, the opposition - either in the form of active criticism or in the passive inertia of an almost medieval agrarian society - was too strong for France to enjoy the rapid agricultural changes which occurred in England and, shortly after, in Scotland. However, enough progress was made for Duhamel to receive recognition for his pioneering work during his lifetime." (DSB IV, page 224). Après un voyage en Angleterre, Duhamel publia, en 1750, un Traité de la culture des terres suivant les principes de M. Tull, grâce auquel il introduisait, en France, les innovations technologiques agricoles anglaises. Il fit suivre cette première publication d'une nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée, en six volumes entre 1753 et 1761. Les présents Eléments d'agriculture forment une introduction plus concise à l'ensemble des théories personnelles et innovantes de Duhamel, ou, pour citer l'auteur, un "Traité élémentaire, ou un vrai Rudiment d'Agriculture, dans lequel [il a] eu l'attention de [se] borner au pur nécessaire" (préface, page V). En outre, l'ouvrage vaut aussi pour sa riche illustration en 14 planches repliées représentant qui offre une riche iconographie des outils et des pratiques de l'agriculture au dix-huitième siècle (poêles, charrues, semoirs, etc). Dos restauré. Très bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur propre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte Géographique Du Comté De Lippe, divisée en ses differens Bailliages, scavoir de Barntrupt, de Blomberg, de Brack, de Detmold, de Falckenberg, d'Heiden, de Horn, d'Oldenbourg, d'Orlingh. de Schotmar, de Schwalenberg, de Sternberg et de Varenholtz, les lieux limitrophes de cette Carte sont aussi marqué. Gravé avec la plus grande Exactitude par Tobie Conrad Lotter Geogr. à Augsbourg. Georg Frid. Lotter sculps. 1762.':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich v. Georg Friedrich Lotter d. Ä. b. Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg, dat. 1762, 49 x 58,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 159. - Zeigt die Grafschaft Lippe. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Tadelloses Exemplar!

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        [Publicaties, advertenties, notificaties en een waarschouwing]. [Cape Town, the former VOC printing office at the Castle], 1805. Small folio (31.5 x 19.5 cm). 38 official ordonnances, proclamations, notices, etc., printed together, addressed to the colonists in the Cape of Good Hope, with no general title, but each item with its own drop-title: 5 with one of two large woodcut titles in script lettering ("Publicatie" and "Notificatie") and the others with letterpress titles "Publicatie", "Advertentie", "Notificatie", "Waarschouwing". Each item with the autograph signature of Governor-general Janssens, and/or his secretary J.A. Truter in brown ink. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      Not in KVK; WorldCat; cf. Mendelssohn I, p. 286; South African bibliography I, p. 388. Only known copy, previously unrecorded, of the official proclamations, ordonnances, notices, etc. of Jan Willem Janssens (1762-1838), governor-general of the Dutch Cape colony (the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa), appointed by the Napoleonic Asian Council, which replaced the directorate of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1799. They were printed at what had been the VOC's printing office at the castle in Cape Town and cover the last year before the English retook the colony from the Dutch at the Battle of Blaauwberg on 8 January 1806. They are arranged in chronological order from 3 January to 27 December 1805, beginning with a call for a census not only of the population but also of the property of the entire colony. Several items concern the cultivation of wheat and its price, others the provisioning of the colony's troops, the harvesting of grapes and transportation of wine, notices about the appointment of governmental personnel, bills of exchange, public debts, insolvency and bankruptcy. There is a new regulation replacing a 1794 proclamation that forbade people from buying any goods (other than food) from slaves and forbade slaves from offering such goods on the street: it is now to be allowed, but the slave owner must get an authorizing certificate for the slave, who must also show the list of goods to be sold. Two leaves have part of the head margin cut away, not affecting the printed texts, but otherwise in very good condition. The binding is scuffed and the labels defaced. A unique publication printed in Cape Town for the Batavian government, very important for the history and economics of the Cape and for the Batavian Republic's Asian policy following its dissolution of the VOC.

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        The Citizen of the World; or Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the East.

      London: Printed for N. Newbury, 1762.. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. In two volumes. Foolscap octavo, pp.viii, 286 [2]; pp.[2], 238 [16]. In contemporary mottled calf boards, recently re-backed to style with raised bands and gilt titles to original red labels to spines. Armorial bookplates of the De Burghs, Earls of Clanricarde, to all pastedowns. Some wear to fore-edges; very good indeed.

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        Maçonnerie (Masonry)

      1762 - Encyclopà die, ou dictionnaire raisonnà des sciences, des arts et des mà tiers. Plates vol. 1 Paris (1762) Folio, 253 x 393mm. 44 pages of descriptive text & 13 loose plate sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. The 13 plate sheets and descriptive text for the entry of Maçonerie from volume I of plates. Plates are numbered 1-13. Also with the relevant entries listed under Maçon in the Table Analytique et Raisonnà e du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Mà tiers. Vol II (1780) 4 pages (163, & 421-423) from volume II of the Encyclopà die (1751) including Maniere de bâtir les chaumieres en torchis and L'usage de bâtir en brique 33 pages (803-836) from volume IX of the Encyclopà die (1753) including information on Origine de cet art, et maçonerie en gà nà ral 2 pages (718 & 724) from volume XI of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Les ouvrages de maçoneire et les outils de maçon 1 page (580) from volume XII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Les pierres de maçonerie 2 pages (177 & 183) from volume XVI of the Encyclopà die (1765) including La terre par rapport à l'art de bâtir 1 page (384) from volume IV of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1777) which includes Sur la maniere de bâtir en pisà 1 page (302) from volume IV of the Encyclopà die (1754) which includes Crà ation de jurà s under Maçon With some browning to a few leaves. Included with these plates is the longest of Lucotte's articles on the mechanical arts. Masonry was an area of particular interest to Lucotte, whose style owes much to Blondel's Architecture François. The thirty-three page article delves deeply into the craft, examining the masons, the origin of their trade, different sorts of stones, methods and tools. Lucotte was praised for the quality of his entries, and later developed this article into his book L'Art de la Maçonnerie (1783). The plates themselves are also a very thorough examination of the craft. All aspects of stonemasonry are covered from the quarrying of the material and its trasportation to its use in arches, bridges, foundations and walls. In addition to these, four plates are devoted to the mason's tools, detailing various cranes, mallets and set-squares. The opening scene of this suite demonstrates many of these tools and practises being employed in the mason's yard.

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        Fingal, An Ancient Epic Poem, in Six Books, composed by Ossian the Son of Fingal [and] Temora, An Ancient Epic Poem, in Eight Books: together with several other poems, composed by Ossian, the Son of Fingal. Translated from the Galic Language [and Hugh Blair's] A Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian, the Son of Fingal.

      T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, London., 1762, 1763. First editions. Quarto. Three volumes in one. pp [xvi], xvi, 270, [2] adverts; [iv], xxxiv, [ii], 247; [iv], 75, [1] advert. Two engraved title-page vignettes by Isaac Taylor. Full eighteenth-century calf, raised bands, red leather title-label, "Fingal and Temora" lettered in gilt. The most celebrated of all literary hoaxes, the first to raise his voice against it was Samuel Johnson who described MacPherson as "a mountebank, a liar, and a fraud" and described the poems as forgeries. When asked whether he believed any man today could write such poetry Johnson replied, "Yes. Many men. Many women. And many children." Furthermore he described the story of Ossian "as gross an imposition as ever the world was troubled with." Hugh Blair in his Dissertation defended the work's authenticity as would a good many literary figures throughout the nineteenth century. Two inch tear at edge of title-page repaired on the verso. Joints partially cracked and rubbed otherwise a very good, tight and clean copy.

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        Dictionnaire géographique, historique et politique des Gaules et de la France. Par M. l'abbé Expilly, Chanoine-Trésorier en Dignité du Chapitre Royal de Sainte-Marthe de Tarascon, de la Société Royale des Sciences & Belles-Lettres de Nancy, &c. Tome premier [-sixieme].

      Paris & Amsterdam: "Chez Desaint et Saillant, Libraires, etc. , MDCCLXII [1762] [vo, 1762-1770 Paris & Amsterdam: "Chez Desaint et Saillant, Libraires, etc. , MDCCLXII [1762] [vol. I] ; A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant, etc., MDCCLXIV-MDCCLXX [1764-1770] [vols. II a VI]", 1762-1770. . Half vellum paper with marbred paper. VG+. "6 vols.- Great folio, (412x268mm.).- Vol. I: [14], 882, [1] p.; sign.: [3], b2, c, A-Zzzzzzzzz2, Aaaaaaaaaa-Oooooooooo2; half-title; vignettes in title-page and leave A, designed by A. C. Boucher and etched by John Ingram.- Vol. II: [6], 816, [2] p.; sign.: [3], A-Zzzzzzzz2, Aaaaaaaaa-vvvvvvvv2, Xxxxxxxxx; portadilla; unsigned vignettes in title-page and leave A.- Vol. III: [6], 956 p.; sign.: A-Zzzzzzzzzz2, Aaaaaaaaaaa-Iiiiiiiiiii2; half-title; unsigned vignettes in title-page and leave A.- Vol. IV: [6], 992 p.; sign.: A-Zzzzzzzzzz2, Aaaaaaaaaaa-Sssssssssss2; half-title, etching vignettes, designed by Sauvand and engraved by Brichet that of title-page, and by Baumes that of leave A.- Vol. V: [6], 1064 p.; sign.: [3], A-Zzzzzzzzzzzz2, Aaaaaaaaaaaa-Nnnnnnnnnnnn2; half-title; unsigned vignettes in title-page and leave A.- Vol. VI: [6], 1068 p.; sign.: A-Z11-2, A12-O12-2; half-title; vignettes in title-page and leave A, designed by Vidault. All vignettes of all volumes are different.- // Robust and pleasant half vellum paper binding with marbred paper; smooth backs with red moroccan gilted labels. A little brushed boards. So large margins that some of the leaves do not reach remaining uncutted. Some sheets slightly toned; sporadic foxing.- V. 1: Central hole of 4 mm. in the first 43 pages without affecting reading (see photo). Very little bookworm in inner margin p. 667-699.- V. 2: Little wormhole becoming bookworm and again wormhole in upper inner margin to p. 159.- V. 3: Upper board edge dumped a bit.- V. 4: Inner rip in half-title. Ink stain (1 cm.) in fore-edge, p. 221-281 (see photo). Very little warmhole becoming bookworm, p. 901-960. Some pencil annotations about parish churchs names in the place of Liocourt (p. 278-283).- V. 5: Slight dampstain without rims in upper margin of the first 50 leaves.- V. 6: Sign of old moisture in upper margin from p. 743, with stain rim on a dozen leaves (see photos).- Nevertheless, superb example.- // Refs.: Girault, p. 23; Heuschling, p. 15. Abbé Jean Joseph d Expilly, a demographer, geographer, statistician, freemason ..., was a peculiar person of whom there are no complete studies although the entries of his Dictionnaire are profusely cited in geographic, historical and demographic studies of the Last 200 years(1). He traveled across Europe, with longer stays in Spain and Italy, mainly as secretary of different ecclesiastical dignitaries who performed diplomatic duties, until he settled in Avignon. In his travels he noted the organization, life and customs of different peoples and territories, looking at statistical and climatic data and his publications, which run from 1749 to 1782, move curiosity: 'Cosmographie divisée en cinq parties '(1749), 'Mémoire ou sujet d una nouvelle carte de l Europe and Della casa Milano libri quattro' (both in 1753), the 'Polychrographie en six parties' (Avignon, 1756)  name that he gave to his surprising combination of Geography, Statistics and History , 'Le géographe manuel, contenant la description de tous les païs du monde' (1757, with a lot of reeditions during the century), 'La topographie de l univers' (begun in 1757 and remained in the second volume of the more than 20 that he foresaw -and that Grimm raised to more than 100 if all were going to be just as neat-), 'Description historique-geographique des Isles Britanniques ou des Royaumes d Angleterre, d Ecosse et d Irlande' (1759), ... From 1761 he dedicated himself for 10 years to 'Dictionnaire géographique, historique et politique des Gaules et de la France', which he did not finish, remaining in the letter S after six volumes published between 1762 and 1770, probably because the theory of the population that was developing to the thread of the production of the Dictionnaire ended up giving him not a few dislikes. Expilly appears in all his works obsessed with the representation of reality that are the data. Giving the idea of how small a country is by showing how small the Earth size is in comparision to other planets, these compared to the sun, this compared to the stars, to finally obtain the universe dimensions by the number of the stars in the sky... Or introducing in all his works  cosmographies, topographies or dictionaries the sovereigns existing in the world, giving the impression that he did it as the identity of the countries to account them properly. In very few occasions he allowed himself the license to make personal comments as he did so in the first volume of 'La Topographie de l Univers' when he asserted:  To my eyes, the most beautiful women in Europe are in the Spanish Biscay, in the county of Venaissin  especially in Avignon and in Greece. But for me the Biscayans are ahead. Large and well formed, they are of a whiteness like that of the albatross; they have the most beautiful skin in the world, with admirable colors, an air of freshness that dazzles and a lively spice. Add the big and deep eyes, dark and dense eyebrows and enough flesh to please, and you will have an accurate and faithful portrait of a beautiful Biscayan woman. Going back to Dictionnaire, Expilly launched the prospectus for subscriptions in May 1761 foresawing 4 volumes, although he already conjectured that could be more. He only obtain less than 200 subscribers, but even so the volume 1 was published in Paris on the promised date (November 1762), with a print run of 700 copies, with the bad luck that the majority were retained by the authorities before the lawsuit filed by a bookseller who had a privilege for a dictionnary that he said was similar. As Expilly was slow to recover the volumes, he decided to relaunch the project by issuing a second prospect and by printing in Avignon a new title-page for the first volume, dated in very year, 1763, with which replaced the ephemera printed in Paris (which is present, however, in our copy). The rest of the volumes were printed in Amsterdam from 1764. The Dictionnaire includes, up to the letter S, a detailed geographic, institutional, economic and statistical description of thousands and thousands of localities of France. While drawing up the Dictionnaire, Expilly innovated in the area of population calculations by drawing conclusions by combining data such as tax collection and births. For him,  the wealth of a king is in its population . And the problem of quantifying it led him to add an appendix in Volume III, p. 901-956, which entitled 'De la population de la France', (which later expanded in another study titled 'De la population de la France, seconde partie'). According to his calculations, France had at that time around 24 million souls, but against this data the Physiocrats, whose thesis was (in Quesnay s articles in the 'Encyclopédie' and in Mirabaud s 'Ami des hommes') that the misguided economic administration of France, where the solution was to raise taxes, led to ruin because, they argued, France was depopulating. In fact, they proclaimed that there were no more than 15 million inhabitants. If Expilly s thesis were true, his argument would fall on the basis. The bad news were that at the same time, the stream of economists who were confronted with the Physiocrats considered that the calculation of the population should not be estimated from births and deaths taked from parish registers, but by fires and heads of families. So, in terms of population calculation, Expilly was caught being denied by the two currents prevailing among economists. Everything seems to indicate that not having completed his Dictionnaire had much to do with the empowering of the Physiocracy supporters; and the controversy could not be solved until some time later, with the implementation of the census, which gave the reason to Expilly. (1) Perhaps the most complete information is that provided by Edmond Esmonin:  L abbé Expilly et ses travaux de statistique , en Revue d histoire moderne et contemporaine 4 (1957) 4: 241-280, with the amendments suggested by Hervé Pasquin:  Quelques précisions sur l oeuvre de l abbé Expilly , en Etudes sur le XVIIIe siècle II (1975) : 169-184."

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        Befestigungsanlagen mit Stadtplan und Karte der Umgebung ('Tabula Ichnographica Accuratissima Brunsuigae . - Accurate Ichnographische Vorstellung der Haupt-Stadt und Vestung Braunschweig nebst der um dieselbe liegenden Gegend, nach der neuesten Zeichnung in Kupfer gestochen und verlegt von Matthäus Seutter . - Anjezo in Verlag bey Tobias Conrad Lotter, Geogr. in Augsburg').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Matthäus Seutter b. Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg, n. 1762, 48,5 x 58 Fauser, Repertorium älterer Topographie. Druckgraphik von 1486 bis 1750, 1792 (Fauser kennt diese Ausgabe nicht!) - Perfekter Zustand!

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        Aemil, oder Von der Erziehung. Aus dem Französischen übersetzet, und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen. Erster [-Vierter] Theil. - [4 Teile in 2 Bänden]

      Weidmann, Berlin, Frankfurt und Leipzig. [= Leipzig 1762 - [7] Blatt, 328 Seiten, 248 Seiten, [16] Blatt (Sachregister zu Bd. 1-2), 272 Seiten, 320 Seiten. [11] Blatt (Sachregister zu Bd. 3-4), goldgeprägte Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen, marmorierte Vorsatzblätter, rundum Rotschnitt; klein-8vo (17,2 x 10 cm). Erste deutsche Ausgabe eines der Hauptwerke der Aufklärung und zugleich eines der bedeutendsten pädagogischen Werke der Weltgeschichte (KLL 14, 390f.). Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) hatte 1762 seinen "Emile, ou de l'éducation" vorgelegt, der von Johann Joachim Schwabe unmittelbar ins Deutsche übertragen wurde. - Provenienz: fliegende Vorsätze jeweils mit handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag eines Johann Wilhelm Commorell (15. Juni 1776) sowie Angaben zu Kaufpreis und Kosten des Einbands. -Etwas berieben und bestoßen, der eine Band mit Fehlstellen am unteren Kapital und mit deutlichen Minierspuren am Hinterdeckel, Rückenvergoldung teils abgesplittert, , sonst und insgesamt gute Exemplare. 1502 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1762 1ed English Naval Evolutions Hoste Military Tactics WAR Navy Ships Flags

      London: Printed for W. Johnston, in Ludgate-Street, MDCCLXII. [1762]. First edition - 1762 1ed English Naval Evolutions Hoste Military Tactics WAR Navy Ships Flags “The two fleets met off Portland, where the English used their utmost efforts to bring on an action. The Dutch had the advantage of the wind, and endeavoured to avoid an engagement to preserve their convoy.” ¬– Paul Hoste, Naval Evolutions An incredible first English edition of Paul Hoste’s “Naval Evolutions”. Hoste was the first to write a major work on military tactics pertaining to naval activity. This 1762 English edition was translated by Christopher O’Bryen, based on the original 1697 edition. While the contents are absolutely incredible, the most desirable aspect of this book is the stunning illustrations. These engravings depict ship formations, notable and recognizable flags, attacks and defenses, as well as costal bombardment. Other important sections include: • Study of naval signals • List of English naval losses • Stories of naval generals and various ships from the Seven Years’ War Lowndes describes this work: “In 1762, Ch. O’Bryan published a work on Naval Evolutions, chiefly extracted from the original French edition of this very valuable treatise. The original of this work was printed at Lyons in 1697, folio. It contains the first description of the celebrated maneuver of breaking the line, for the honor of which there has been much controversy of late between the descendants of John Clerk of Eldin, Lord Rodney, and sir Charles Douglas.” Item number: #1269 Price: $1950 HOSTE, Paul Naval evolutions : or, a system of sea-discipline ; extracted from the celebrated treatise of P. L'Hoste, Professor of Mathematics, in the Royal Seminary of Toulon ; Confirmed by Experience Illustrated by Examples from the Most Remarkable Sea-Engagements between England and Holland ; Embellished with Eighteen Copper-Plates ; And Adapted to the Use of the British Navy. To which are Added, An Abstract of the Theory of Ship-Building ; An Essay on Naval Discipline, by a Late Experienced Sea-Commander ; A General Idea of the Armament of the French Navy ; With Some Practical Observations ; By Christopher O'Bryen, Esq ; Lieutenant in His Majesty's Navy. London: Printed for W. Johnston, in Ludgate-Street, MDCCLXII. [1762]. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [viii], 90, [2] o 17 folding engravings • References: Lowndes 1121; Allibone II, p2; • Binding: Leather; tight and secure • Language: English • Size: ~10in X 8in (25cm x 20cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1269 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Colonial Document: Sentencing of Isaac, A Negro Slave for Burglary

      Middlesex County, [New Brunswick(?), New Jersey, 1762. Good. Single folio leaf of laid paper written on both sides. Approximately 8" x 12.5". Marginal chipping and dampstaining at the lower extremities affecting some words, overall good or better condition.A contemporary recording of the results or actions in eight court cases. Of most interest is the first case: "The King vs. Isaac, a Negro Slave" according to the text for burglary. Isaac had originally pleaded Not Guilty, but apparently was persuaded otherwise, as the "Not" is crossed out on the document. The persuasion doesn't seem to have included leniency: "...whereupon it is ordered by the Court that the said Isaac do receive at the public whipping post fifty lashes on his bare back, well laid on, and that the said Isaac be cropped by having the lower part of his right ear cut off. And the Sheriff of Middlesex is ordered to cause this sentence to be carried into execution. The prisoner remanded to prison until the fees are paid."Equal justice doesn't seem to have been on the docket that day. The next defendant, a white man convicted of larceny, is fined five shillings. There is one small chip in the margin of this portion of the document affecting no text, and the portion concerning Isaac is in better condition than the rest of the document. A little more assiduous research is likely to pay dividends as there are numerous other names and cases that might better pinpoint the date. A chilling and graphic reminder of Colonial "justice" for slaves.

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        Memoire de mr. O.Z. van Haren, concernant la cause celebre entre lui & mrs et Mesmes de Hogendorp et Zandyk, ses beaux-fils et ses filles, au sujet de l'attentat d'inceste, dont ils l'ont accusé. Leeuwarden, La Compagnie, 1762.

      Origineel sierpapier omslag, 152+32 pag.C2413."Kalma pag. 6: 'Dit geschrift is zeer zeldzaam doordat het niet in de handel is geweest'. NCC en STCN: 2 ex. in Nederland (Utrecht en Leeuwarden) en 1 ex. in Londen."

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        Emile, ou de l'education.

      Amsterdam, J. Néaulme, 1762. 4 parts in two volumes. Full leather with decorated spines. 6+264+204+194+258 pag. Literature: Senelier 766.B0242.

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        Abrègè De La Vie Des Plus Fameux Peintres, Avec Leurs Portraits Gravés en Taille-douce, Les Indications De Leurs Principaux Ouvrages, Quelques Réflexions sur leurs caracteres, Et La Maniere De Connoitre Les Desseins Et Les Tableaux Des Grands Maitres. Par M*** des Sociétés Royales des Sciences de Londres & de Montpellier. Nouv. Ed., revue, corrig & augm. de la Vie de plusieurs Peintres. Tome premier-quatrieme.

      Paris, De Bure l?Aine 1762. 8°. (4 Bde.) Tom 1: Titelbl., 3 nn. Bl., LXXX S. (Avertissement, Discours preliminaire), 322 S., mit 46 Kupfertaf. Tom 2: Vort., Titelbl., 428 S., mit 43 Kupfertaf. Tom 3: Vort., Titelbl., VIII S., 2 Bl., 471 S., mit 90 Kupfertaf. Tom 4: Vort., Titelbl., VI S., 1 Bl., 494 S., mit 51 Kupfertaf., 1 Bl (Errata), Titelblätter in rot u. schwarz, mit e. kleinen Titelblattvignette, zwei gestochenen Kopfstücken in Bd 1 u. je einem gestochenen Kopfstück in Bd 2 u. 4, sow. Kopfleisten u. Schlußvignetten. Pappbände d. Zeit mit v. alter Hand beschrifteten Rückenschildern, etwas fleckig, Schildchen u. Papierüberzug v. Bd 2 am Rücken teilw. abgelöst. Buchblöcke unbeschnitten, nur gering vergilbt, lediglich teilw. schwach wasserrandig, Blattkanten angestaubt, mit e Wurmgang in Bd 2 u. einigen gelockerten Lagen in Bd 4. Mit e. Rasurspur v. Entfernen e. Besitzstempels auf jedem Titelblatt. \"Brunet II,522. Thieme-B. 9,200 - jüngste Ausgabe d. aufwendig ausgestatteten Maler-Lexikons d. Kunstschriftstellers D. (1680-1765), v. Brunet als \"\".. cet ouvrage estime et devenu rare ..\"\" beschrieben. Die etwa 230 Kupfertafeln zeigen ausdruckstarke Porträts in kräftigen Abzügen d. meisten d. beschriebenen Maler, bei einigen Tafeln ist nur der dekorative Rahmen ausgearbeitet, die Abbildung der Person fehlt.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Kunst

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        The Medical Works

      C. Hitch and L. Hawes, et al., London 1762 - 4to. xxiv, 662, [48] pp. Mezzotint frontispiece portrait by R. Houston after A. Ramsay, five engraved folding plates. Modern half leather. Mead was the physician to Kings George II and III and to Alexander Pope, and was one of the leading medical practioners in London of his age. He studied under Graevius at Utrecht and befriended Boerhaave while both were students at Leiden. He wrote on the prevention of the plague, established the practice of inoculation in Britain, and translated Rhazes. His Works contains a Memoir on his life and works, and his earliest publication, "Mechanical account of poisons" (1702) and his important contribution to public health "Discourse on the plague" (1720). His paper "Discourse on the scurvy" (1749) demonstrated the method devised by Samuel Sutton, illustrated by one folding plate. All ships in the English Navy were provided with this machine ten years after Mead's paper. Heirs of Hippocrates 774; Wellcome IV:96. Portrait trimmed close and corners rounded, occasional foxing and slight browning From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De schilderkonst van Carolus Alphonsus du Fresnoy, uyt het Latyn in 't , 523, ch vertaelt en vervoegt met noodige en zeer uytvoerige aenmerkingen door mr. De Piles, en alzoo in 't Nederduytsch overgezet door xxx. Antwerpen, v.d. Hey, 1762.

      Geheel leren band uit de tijd, 24+359+(1) pag.

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        Traité anatomique de la chenille qui ronge le bois de saule, augmenté [...] d'une description de l'instrument et des outils dont l'auteur s'est servi, pour anatomiser à la loupe et au microscope

      La Haye, Pierre Gosse, Daniel Pinet et Marc Michel Rey, 1762, in-4, de XXII, (2), 40, 616 pages et 19 planches, demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné, Première édition. "La monographie de Lyonnet sur la chenille reste, aujourd'hui encore, parmi les meilleurs recherches anatomiques" (Garrison and Morton, 305). Le présent traité, que l'on peut considérer comme le triomphe empirique de l'oeil de l'observateur en histoire naturelle, est entièrement dévolu à la description particulièrement minutieuse des muscles, nerfs, bronches, coeur, viscères et aux fils de soie des chenilles ; toutes les représentations anatomiques ayant été dessinées puis gravées par Lyonnet lui-même. "He believed, first, that the world and all its creaturea are a vast cipher and, second, that the duty of man is to decode it. He found the natural world to be as intricately, precisely, and richly designed as a word by a Dutch artist ; and he believed taht the more this great design was elucidated, the rgreater would be man's reverence for the Designer. The tasks of breaking the code by tracing the design to its last perfect detail was therefore perhaps the one supremely worthwhile thing to do." (DSB, VIII, p. 580). Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la Lettre à M. Le Cat qui donne la description du microscope (la planche le figurant sert ici de frontispice) utilisé par Lyonnet pour ses observations et descriptions anatomiques, et de l'explication des figures I à VIII. Ces deux addenda sont placés directement après la préface conformément à l'avis au relieur qui clos l'ouvrage. Quelques feuillets roussis, sinon bon exemplaire grand de marges et propre.

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        Abrègè De La Vie Des Plus Fameux Peintres, Avec Leurs Portraits Gravés en Taille-douce, Les Indications De Leurs Principaux Ouvrages, Quelques Réflexions sur leurs caracteres, Et La Maniere De Connoitre Les Desseins Et Les Tableaux Des Grands Maitres. Par M*** des Sociétés Royales des Sciences de Londres & de Montpellier. Nouv. Ed., revue, corrig & augm. de la Vie de plusieurs Peintres. Tome premier-quatrieme.

      Paris, De Bure l?Aine 1762. - Brunet II,522. Thieme-B. 9,200 - jüngste Ausgabe d. aufwendig ausgestatteten Maler-Lexikons d. Kunstschriftstellers D. (1680-1765), v. Brunet als ". cet ouvrage estime et devenu rare ." beschrieben. Die etwa 230 Kupfertafeln zeigen ausdruckstarke Porträts in kräftigen Abzügen d. meisten d. beschriebenen Maler, bei einigen Tafeln ist nur der dekorative Rahmen ausgearbeitet, die Abbildung der Person fehlt. 8°. (4 Bde.) Tom 1: Titelbl., 3 nn. Bl., LXXX S. (Avertissement, Discours preliminaire), 322 S., mit 46 Kupfertaf. Tom 2: Vort., Titelbl., 428 S., mit 43 Kupfertaf. Tom 3: Vort., Titelbl., VIII S., 2 Bl., 471 S., mit 90 Kupfertaf. Tom 4: Vort., Titelbl., VI S., 1 Bl., 494 S., mit 51 Kupfertaf., 1 Bl (Errata), Titelblätter in rot u. schwarz, mit e. kleinen Titelblattvignette, zwei gestochenen Kopfstücken in Bd 1 u. je einem gestochenen Kopfstück in Bd 2 u. 4, sow. Kopfleisten u. Schlußvignetten. Pappbände d. Zeit mit v. alter Hand beschrifteten Rückenschildern, etwas fleckig, Schildchen u. Papierüberzug v. Bd 2 am Rücken teilw. abgelöst. Buchblöcke unbeschnitten, nur gering vergilbt, lediglich teilw. schwach wasserrandig, Blattkanten angestaubt, mit e Wurmgang in Bd 2 u. einigen gelockerten Lagen in Bd 4. Mit e. Rasurspur v. Entfernen e. Besitzstempels auf jedem Titelblatt.

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        The Works of Shakespeare: in eight volumes.

      London: C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. and R. Tonson, B. Dod (and nine others all London),, 1762. Collated with the oldest copies, and corrected: with notes, explanatory, and critical: by Mr. Theobald. 8 volumes, duodecimo (170 x 100 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt ruled spines numbered direct, tawny-coloured morocco labels, red speckled edges, Engraved portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare by Gerard Vandergucht after the Chandos portrait, engraved plate for each play by Vandergucht after Hubert Gravelot, woodcut ornaments. 19th-century book stamp of T. J. Budgen on front endpapers; small chip to spine of volume VII, touch of worming at foot of first few leaves in volume II, scattered light foxing. An excellent set. A very attractive set in plain period calf of Lewis Theobald's edition of Shakespeare - first published 1733 - with the illustrations after Hubert Gravelot, which first appeared in the eight-volume 1740 edition. "On the whole Gravelot's series was a triumph for his time, reaching further than mere elegance and showing a wiser choice of scene [than those in Rowe's edition of 1709]" (Colin Franklin, Shakespeare Domesticated: The eighteenth-century editions, 1991, p. 204).

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        Exactissima totius Vederoviae laté sumtae Tabula . Vestrovaldiae. 6 Blatt Kupferstiche, jeweils in Segmenten auf Leinwand.

      - grenz- und detailkolorierter Kupferstich von W. C. Buna, Frankfurt bei Broenner, 1762, 154x151 cm. Die 6 Karten gefaltet in Original-Karton-Schuber (dieser berieben und bestoßen). *Die Karte umfaßt die Pfalz sowie Teile Südwest- und Westdeutschlands, mit sehr detaillierten Angaben zu Ortsnamen und Einzelsiedlungen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        6 Kupferstich-Landkarten von Buna.

      Frankfurt, Broenner, 1762. - jeweils circa 71 x 52,5 cm. 6 Landkarten in je 18 Segmenten, auf Leinen aufgezogen in dekorativem Leder-Schuber Die detaillierten Landkarten zeigen große Gebiete des südwest- bzw. westdeutschen Raumes entlang des Rheins von Rastatt bis Köln; im Westen die Saar, im Nordosten bis Kassel, im Südosten Würzburg. "- Gut erhalten, schöner Lederschuber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'éducation publique.

      - Amsterdam (France?), 1762. in-12. [2],xx,235 pp. Veau écaille, dos lisse doré, pièce de titre maroquin rouge. (qq.pages lég.tachées, petite déchirure marginale dans une feuille, coiffe superieure lég.heurtée; les coins un peu frottés) Cioranescu 24068. Adams DA1: "Au moment de sa publication 'De l'Éducation publique' fut attribué avec insistance à Didérot. (.) Voltaire lui-même parle de Diderot comme éditeur de cet essai. (.) Une lettre de Diderot à Damilaville, publiée pour la première fois en 1931, trancha la question de façon surprenante: "Je suis bien curieux de savoir ce qu'on pensera de cet ouvrage. On saura que j'ai traité du manuscrit; on saura que j'ai revu les feuilles. On se souviendra qu'on m'avait invité à m'occuper de ce sujet. On lira; on trouvera des opinions si contraires aux miennes, et des morceaux de détail qui me ressemblent si fort, qu'on n'en saura que dire." (Adams II/59). Barbier II/33: attribution très-vraisemblable a J.-B.L.Crevier.

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        Maçonnerie (Masonry)

      

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