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        Camp d'une partie de la Reserve aux Ordres de SAS (Son Altesse Serenissime) mgr (monseigneur) le Prince de Conde a Haen le 3er aoust 1762.

      . Kolorierte Orig.-Tuschfederzeichnung auf Bütten mit Wappen-Wasserzeichen der Umgebung des Raumes Höhn / Westerwald mit den Ortschaften "Budingen" (Büdingen, heute Ortsteil von Nistertal), "Tresbach" (heute: Dreisbach) im Norden, "Ilfort" (heute: Stockhausen-Illfurth), "Haen" (heute: Höhn), "Illingen" (heute Höhn-Oellingen), "Habeck" (Halbs), "Hettehau" (?) "Chan" (?), "Secke" (heute Seck) im Süden und "Emerickhau" (heute Rennerod-Stadtteil Emmerichenhain) im Osten. - 19 x 20 cm unter Passepartout montiert. * Sehr saubere und detailliert ausgeführte farbige Karte eines anonymen französischen Mitlitärkartographen mit rot markierten Ortslagen, Häusern, Brücken, Wäldern, kolorierten Anhöhen, Landstraßen und Bachverläufen. - Im August 1762, während des Siebenjährigen Krieges (1756 - 1763), formierten sich Reserven der französischen Truppen als Verbündete Österreichs im Krieg gegen Preußen in diesem Bereich des nordöstlichen Westerwaldes und der General Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prinz von Conde, ließ hier den Streckenverlauf seines geplanten Vormarschs in Richtung Siegerland skizzeren. - Seltenes Unikat !..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut R. Lang]
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        Flora Espanola, o historia de las Plantas, que se crian en Espana...

      1762. Madrid, Joachin Ibarra, 1762-1784. 6 volumes. 4to (260 x 200 mm). pp. (44), 402; (16), 303; (12), 436; (4), 471, (1); (4), xxxii, 538; (4), 667, with numerous engraved vignettes, 1 engraved frontispiece, 1 engraved coat of arms, 1 engraved folding map, 1 engraved portrait of Quer and 213 engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt spines with 5 raised bands, red and green gilt lettered labels (spines recently rebacked) A rare complete copy of the first major Spanish flora written by a Spanish author. The last 2 volumes are by C. G. de Ortega and according to W. Junk in his '50 Jahre Antiquar' rare and mostly lacking. Jose Quer y Martinez (1695-1764) was a Spanish physician and became director of the Madrid botanical garden in 1755, a post which he remained in until his death. Together with Antonio Cavanilles, his junior, he was the most important Spanish botanist of the 18th century. "The engraved half-title is signed Ysidro Carnizero inven. et delin. The engraved arms and 80 plates are by Lorenzo Morin menor. The engraved portrait is by Fernando Selmo(?) after an original by Antonio Carnicero (?). Two plates are signed by Chozas and one each by Ricarte and Rodriguez" (Johnston 459). All bibliographies, such as Nissen BBI, Pritzel, Johnston, the most important bibiography on Spanish botany 'La Botanica y los Botanicos peninsula Hispano-Lusitana' by Miquel Colmeiro (Madrid 1858) number 542, as well as a copy sold by Asher in cat. xvii in 1968 call for 213 plates. Stafleu & Cowan call for a 4 bis plate in the first volume, which might be in error or a later added plate. Library stamp at first leaves of each volume (together 18). Two vols with some marginal staining, a few plates a bit browned. A good copy of a book which we have not offered since decades. Provenance: Bookplate of Angel Lulio Cabrera.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Mineralogie, ou nouvelle exposition du regne mineral. Ouvrage dans lequel on a tache de ranger dans l'ordre le plus naturel les individus de ce Regne, & ou l'on expose leurs proprietes & usages mechaniques; avec un dictionnaire nomenclateur et des tables synoptiques.

      1762. Paris, Vincent, 1762. 2 volumes. 8vo (198 x 120mm). pp. (2), xiv, (2), 365, (1); (2), 374, (2), 6, publisher's list of books, with 11 folding tables. Contemporary marbled calf, slightly rubbed. First edition. Jacques Christophe Valmont de Bomare (1731-1807) was a French mineralogist and naturalist. "A beautifully written handbook on mineralogy by the French pharmacist and naturalist who travelled all over Europe, even into Lapland, gathering specimens for his lectures at the Jardin des Plantes" (Hoover 809). Ward & Carozzi 2218..

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        'Mappe-Monde ou Description Du Globe Terrestre, Assujettie aux Observations Astronomiques Par le Sr. Janvier Geographe Avec Privilege du Roi. 1762. - A Paris Chez Lattre Graveur rue St. Jacques, au deßus de la Fontaine Saint Severin a La Ville de Bordeaux.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Jean Denis (Robert) Janvier aus Atlas Moderne ... b. Jean Lattre in Paris, dat. 1762, 30 x 45 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Tooley's Dic. of Mapm., S. 379 (Jean Lattre. Engraver and publisher. Graveur Ord. du Roi 1776-1782, "Rue St. Jacques au coin de celle de la Parcheminerie a la ville de Bordeaux". Engraved for Vaugondy 1743, Janvier 1760 and Bonne. ... Atlas Moderne 1771, 1783, 1793, ...). - Zeigt eine Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären. - Darüber große Titelkartusche. - Unter den Hemisphären Kartusche mit Verlegeradresse.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        1. 'Plan der Action bei Soldendon in Pommern mit den Russn und Preiss 15. Oct. 1762'. 2. 'Plan der Affeir bey Pyritz mit denen Rusen und Preisen 1759, den 8.May'. Zwei große farbige Pläne in Tusche und Aquarell auf Papier, ohne Faltspuren, undatiert (zweite Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts, wohl vor 1770), unsigniert. Die Maße der ersten Karte 45,4 cm x 56 cm, die Maße der zweiten 45 cm x 55,6 cm. Dargestellt sind Orte, Befestigungsanlagen und die Schlachtenaufstellung von Truppen in einer Seenlandschaft, die Bezeichnungen der Orte und Truppen jeweils in dekorativer Titelkartusche. Allerdings sind diese Angaben offensichtlich weitgehend fiktiv, so läßt sich ein Ort "Soldendon", nach bisherigen Recherchen, in Pommern nicht nachweisen. Die Zeichnungen sind in halber Ansicht, perspektivisch gearbeitet. Die erklärenden Legenden sind mit einem teilweise verblaßten, goldenen Rahmen gefaßt. Charakteristisch für beide Karten ist die naive Darstellungsweise, mit Fehlern in der perspektivischen Wiedergabe von Landschaften und Gebäuden sowie teilweise flüchtigen Einzeichnungen des Wegenetzes. Wasserzeichen auf beiden Blättern: Lilie von Straßburg mit einem bekröntem Wappenschild, darunter "C&I Honig" (Cornelis & Jacob Honig, 1683-1856).

      . . Die Entstehung der beiden Karten ist durchaus im Kontext einer kartographisch-militärischen Ausbildung zu denken, dafür sprechen Ausführung, aber auch Fehler und Schwächen in der Zeichnung. Die bekannten, zu Übungszwecken hergestellten, fiktiven Schlachtentopographien des 18. Jahrhunderts beschränken sich allerdings auf die eher schematische Darstellung von Orten und Gebäuden, während die vorliegenden Karten diese geradezu in den Mittelpunkt rücken. Thema in beiden Karten ist eine fiktive Auseinandersetzung zwischen Russen und Preußen in Pommern, sicherlich entstanden vor dem realen Hintergrund des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Besonderheiten und Datierung: Zu 1): "Soldendon in Pommern" ist ein rein fiktiver Ort. Weder gab es eine Stadt, noch ein Schloss dieses Namens. Das Schloss auf der Karte ist scheinbar an einer Küstenlinie situiert. An seinem Fuße ist eine Wassermühle mit zwei Wasserrädern - vielleicht sogar eine Pulvermühle - gezeichnet, die es in einer solchen Region nicht geben kann. Auch andere, eingezeichnete Orte wie "Ortenstein" sind in Pommern nicht nachweisbar. Im Vorfeld der Burg scheinen wahllos die preußischen wie russischen Linien in die Landschaft gesetzt worden zu sein, ohne auf Gelände oder Taktik besonderen Wert zu legen. Dargestellt sind zwei sehr große Armeen. Die Russen zeichnen sich durch zahlreiche Regimenter, mehrere Kavallerie- und Kosacken-Einheiten aus und sind zudem mit 38 Geschützen ausgestattet. Ähnliches gilt für die Preußen, die als "Preissen" bezeichnet werden. Der Darstellung nach müßte es sich um Armeen mit mehreren tausend Mann handeln, vor allem in Anbetracht der in der Legende aufgelisteten Verluste. Hier ist die Rede von einem Verlust von 4000 Mann auf Seiten der Preußen, eine Zahl die der Militärgeschichte wohl nicht unbekannt geblieben wäre. Für den fiktiven Charakter der Darstellung spricht aber besonders die Datierung dieser Begegnung für den 15. Oktober 1762, einem Zeitpunkt, zu dem Rußland keine Truppen in Pommern hatte und zum anderen seit mehr als zwei Jahren die kriegerischen Handlungen gegen Preußen eingestellt hatte. Zu 2): Im Gegensatz zu Soldendon handelt es sich bei Pyritz um einen realen Ort unweit vom heutigen polnischen Szczecin und Stargard Szczecinski, in der Nähe des großen Madüsees (poln. Miedwie, früher auch großer Stargarder See). Nur läßt sich die in der Karte gezeichnete Topographie heute nicht mehr erahnen. Der Zeichner hat den See und die Landschaft so wiedergegeben, wie diese vor 1770 zu sehen waren. Auf heutigen Karten, in denen der See mit einer Größe von 35 km² verzeichnet ist, ist die ursprüngliche Weite des Sees von fast 60 km² nicht mehr nachzuvollziehen. 1770 wurde David Gilly von Friedrich II. mit der Melioration des Gebietes betraut und begann mit der Umformung der gesamten Landschaft. Grundlage der vorliegenden Karte ist diese Landschaft eindeutig vor den Maßnahmen Gillys. Schloss Pyritz wie auch die umliegenden Orte sind perspektivisch und mit zahlreichen Details versehen dargestellt. Doch auch hier bahnte sich die Fiktion ihren Weg auf das Papier: taktisch ist eine Schlacht zwischen Russen und Preußen dargestellt, die am 8. Mai 1759 stattgefunden haben soll. Auch hier läßt sich in den Quellen und in der Literatur nichts über ein größeres Gefecht, wie in der Karte dargestellt, für diesen Zeitpunkt sagen. Zwar war das Gebiet um Stettin und Pyritz besonders in den Jahren von 1758 und 1759 besonders stark von russischen Truppen, insbesondere Kosacken, heimgesucht. Zu einem solch großen Truppenaufmarsch kam es jedoch nie. Dies gilt besonders für den Mai 1759, da die russischen Truppen in Ostpreußen überwinterten und zum Juni und Juli des Jahres im Großraum Posen (Poznan) konzentriert wurden. Allenfalls könnte es sich vielleicht um ein kleineres Gefecht handeln; Genaueres müßten weitere Recherchen ergeben. Zustand: Die ursprünglich sicherlich blaue Farbe der Gewässer hat sich alterungsbedingt verdunkelt, von wenigen kleinen Randläsuren abgesehen wohlerhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach]
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        Emile, ou de l'education. Par J.J. Rousseau, Citoyen de Geneve. [Suivi de: Emile et Sophie]

      Amsterdam, Jean Neaulme, 1762 [i.e. Paris, Duchesne, apres 1774].. 4 volumes in-12, plein veau marbre de l'epoque, dos lisses ornes de compartiments fleuronnes et cloisonnes, pieces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bronze et bordeaux (qqs pet. epidermures), (2), viii, (2) d' 'explications' et 'fautes', 466 p.; (4), 407 p.; (4), 381 p. et (4), 455 p., 112 p. pour 'Emile et Sophie', titres noir et rouge, 5 figures par Eisen gravees par Le Grand, Longueil et Pasquier. Edition a la date de l'originale, la troisieme edition parisienne in-12° publiee a Paris chez Duchesne, selon McEachern. Un des rares exemplaires a comporter le "Supplement a l'Emile" en pagination separee a la suite du tome IV, dans une composition typographique differente. 'Emile et Sophie', suite "deprimee" et peu connue de 'l'Emile' composee par Rousseau est demeuree inachevee. "C'est le roman experimental de l' 'Emile'. Rousseau veut mettre ses deux eleves a l'epreuve de la necessite pour verifier leur liberte interieure devant les aleas de l'existence. Comment vont-ils assumer l'une un adultere malgre elle, l'autre une rupture dont il se sent victime? " (cf. Frederic S. Eigeldinger, Ed. Champion). Complet des 5 planches par Eisen, gravees par Le Grand, Longueil et Pasquier. Selon McEachern, qui se base sur le filigrane, cette edition serait anti-datee et n'aurait pas ete publiee avant 1774 et pour 'Emile et Sophie' apres 1780, date de la premiere edition. Collation des faux-titres et titre conforme a la description donnee par McEachern. (Cohen, 436. McEachern, n°7, p. 123. Gagnebin, IV, p. 1868, 7-8). Bel exemplaire..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel]
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        'Regna Portugalliae Et Algarbiae, cum adjacentibus Hispaniae Provinciis, Quibus in peculiari et minori Mappa adjunctum est Brasiliae Regnum Sumptibus et Studio Tob. Conr. Lotter, Geogr. Aug. Vind - Georg Friedrich Lotter, sculps. 1762.':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Georg Friedrich Lotter d. Ä. b. Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg, dat. 1762, 58 x 48,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 158f. - Zeigt Portugal von Vigo (Galizien) bis zur Algarve. - Oben links Titelkartusche mit Wappen, Seegott, Schiffen. - Unten links Kartusche mit Insetkarte der portugisischen Kolonie Braslien ("Brasilia Regnum in America Merido") auf Tuch von Putte gehalten; darunter Meilenzeiger u. Erklärungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        S.R.I. Principat. et Archiepiscopatus Salisburgensis. Mappa geographica delineatus cura et studio Matth. Seutteri, S.C.M.G. Aug.Vind. 36.

      Augsburg, Ioh. Mart. Will, [nach 1762].. Altkolorierter Kupferstich. ca. 19 x 24,5 cm.. In illustriertem Orig.-Etui. - Etui m. Titenfleck, Gbrsp. u. rückw. m. hds. Titelei, Karte etw. fleckig, gefaltet. - Siehe Schaup 114ff.: entgegen der dortigen Angabe Taf. 35, hier Taf. 36. Aus dem "Atlas Minor..." des M. Seutter, die Reisekarten-Ausgabe. (Sprache: Lateinisch)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Atlas moderne di collection de cartes sur toutes les parties du globe terrestre. Paris (1783). Fol. Gest. Titel, 2 gest. Bll. (Avertissement u. Inhalt), 2 kolor. Kupfertafeln u. 67 (dplblgr.) kolor. Kupferstichkarten.- Angeb.: Bonne, Recuell de cartes sur la geographie ancienne. Paris, Lattre 1783. Mit gest. Titel, 1 Bl., 1 gest. Bl. (Inhalt) u. 20 (dplblgr.) kolor. Kupferstichkarten, 3 Bll., 48 S. (Tableau chronologique), 20 S. (Table alphabetique), mod. Hldr. auf 6 Bünden mit Rsch. u. reicher Rvg. im Stil d. Zt.

      . . I) Philipps 646 (nur 36 Karten).- II) Philipps 3271.- Umfangreicher Weltatlas, die tlw. von Bonne u. Rizzi-Zanoni übernommenen Karten zwischen 1762 u. 1783 datiert.- Der gest. Titel dat. 1762.- Enth. u.a. Weltkarte, Karte v. Europa, Frankreich, den Niederlanden, Spanien, Portugal, Schweiz, Italien, Deutschland, Ungarn, Polen Großbritannien, Skandinavien, Rußland, Asien, China, Afrika, Amerika, Palästina.- Tls. etw. stockfleckig. Francia, 13 carte regionali francesi, Paesi Bassi (2), Spagna-Portogallo (3), Svizzera, Italia (3), Germania (5), Gran Bretagna-Irlanda (4), Ungheria, Polonia, Scandinavia, Russia (2), Grecia-Turchia, Asia (12), Africa (7), America (10), Palestina (3),

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Compendium physicae experimentalis conscriptum in usus academicos.

      Lugduni Batavorum, (Leiden), S. &. J. Luchtmans, 1762.. Royal octavo. Pp. (ii), 515, (1). Plus 14 folding engraved plates, bound at end. Hardcover, bound in contemporary floral paper-covered boards, rubbed and chafed in places, lettering-piece to spine, chafed, slight worm activity in paste-downs, some small dampmarks at blank margin. In a very good condition. Charming copy, clean interior, fine plates. ~ First edition. Petrus van Musschenbroek (1692-1761). A Dutch scientist. Was professor in Duisburg, Utrecht, and Leiden, where he held positions in mathematics, philosophy, medicine, and astrology. He is credited with the invention in 1746 of the first capacitor, the Leyden Jar. He wrote many books of importance, among them "Elementa physicae" (Napoli, 1745) and "Introductio ad philosophiam naturalem" which was published posthumously in 1762. His books were translated into translated in Swedish, Spanish, Italian, German and English. It is assumed that only the first 136 pages of the Compendium were written by Musschenbroek, the remainder was written by Johannes Lulofs who edited the work. See: Bierens de Haan 3503. See also: "The History of Science in the Netherlands: Survey, Themes and Reference" (van Berkel, van Helden, Palm)..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        THE HARANGUES, or speeches, of several celebrated quack-doctors in town and country . Concluding with the character of a quack, several merry receipts, and three mountebank songs. By various hands.

      London printed for J. Thomson 1762 - Pamphlet, stab holes in the inner margins, 1762, slim 8vo, approximately 175 x 105 mm, 7 x 4 inches, 41 pages, last page blank, no half title, the same as the copy listed in the Wellcome Library, (earlier editions had 48 pages) bound in modern pink skiver, coated brown pastedowns and endpapers at front and white at rear, yellow wrappers bound in. Slight rubbing to spine, slight wear to head of spine, a few small ink spots to covers, light age browning throughout, otherwise a very good copy. 1. Containing Dr. Rock's harangue to his political patients in Covent-garden -- 2. Dr. Rand's speech, in prose and verse -- 3. The High German doctor's, and his English fool's harangue, with the quack's invitation to his auditors, to buy his infallible packet, in humorous verse -- 4. The horse-doctor's speech to the credulous mob -- 5. T. Jones's harangue, the Yorkshire quack -- 6. Alexander Bendo's speech to the gentlemen and ladies of Great Britain -- 7. Jo. Hains's speech, the High German doctor and astrologer in Brandipolis -- 8. R. Wilmore's harangue to his patients at Madrid, with a brace of songs, translated from the Spanish by an impartial hand : concluding with the character of a quack, several merry receipts, and three mountebank songs. See A Catalogue of Printed books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume III, page 209. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Thesauri Britannici pars prima (-altera), seu museum numarium, complexum numos graecos, et latinos omnis metalli, et formae [...].

      Wien, Georg Ludwig Schulz (Bd. 1) bzw. Johann Thomas Edler v. Trattner (Bd. 2), 1762-1764.. 2 Bde. (16), 296, (8) SS. (Dabei, mit eigenem Titelblatt:) Christiani, Alois Gf. Adpendicula ad numismata graeca populorum et urbium a Jacobo Gesnero tabulis aeneis repraesentata. 80, (32) SS. - II: (40), 398, (8) SS. (Dabei, mit eigenem Titelblatt:) Khell, Joseph, SJ. Adpendicula altera ad numismata graeca populorum et urbium a Jacobo Gesnero tabulis aeneis repraesentata. 168 SS. Mit gest. Frontispiz, 1 Textkupfer und zus. 87 gest. Falttafeln. Leicht abweichend gebundene Lederbände der Zeit mit dreiseitig gesprenkeltem Rotschnitt. Gr.-4to.. Erste lateinische Ausgabe. - Beschreibung griechischer und römischer Münzen aus englischen Privatsammlungen. Das Werk erschien ursprünglich 1719-20 in italienischer Sprache in London. Die lateinische Übersetzung (von Alois Gf. Christiani und J. v. Khell) erschien wie vorliegend über den Zeitraum von drei Jahren in zwei verschiedenen Verlagen, weswegen sie nur selten gemeinsam im Handel auftauchen. Der zweite Band ist herausgegeben vom bedeutenden Numismatiker Joseph Khell (Vorsteher der Garelli'schen Sammlung und Lehrer Eckhels), der auch schon den ersten Teil beaufsichtigte. - Einbände etwas berieben; innen gering gebräunt bzw. stellenweise leicht braunfleckig. Im ganzen hüsches Exemplar. - Lipsius/L. 178. Ebert 9342. De Backer/Sommervogel IV, 1028f., 15f. Wurzbach XI, 210. Vgl. Cicognara 2880.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        L'anti-financier, ou releve de quelques-unes des malversations dont se rendent journellement coupables les fermiers generaux, & des vexations qu'ils commettent dans les provinces: Servant de refutation d'un ecrit intitule: Lettre servant de Reponse aux Remontrances du Parlement de Bordeaux; precedee d'une epitre au parlement de France, Accompagnee de Notes Historiques. [BOUND AFTER:] Oeuvres diverses: Poesie; Eloge de Maurice Comte de Saxe; Eloge de Henri-Francois Daguesseau; Eloge de Rene Duguay-Trouin. [TWO WORKS IN ONE].

      Amsterdam, n.p., 1762.. - - COMPLETE TITLE: L'anti-financier, ou releve de quelques-unes des malversations dont se rendent journellement coupables les fermiers generaux, & des vexations qu'ils commettent dans les provinces: Servant de refutation d'un ecrit intitule: Lettre servant de Reponse aux Remontrances du Parlement de Bordeaux; precedee d'une epitre au parlement de France, Accompagnee de Notes Historiques. [BOUND AFTER:] Oeuvres diverses: Poesie; Eloge de Maurice Comte de Saxe; Eloge de Henri-Francois Daguesseau; Eloge de Rene Duguay-Trouin. [TWO WORKS IN ONE]. Two works in 6 parts bound in one. Octavo. Oeuvres diverses: Two books in 4 parts. Pp. (ii) blank, half-title, (iv), 70; 175, (1) blank. Charming engraved illustration to title, title printed in red and black. L'anti-financier: Two parts in one. Pp. (ii) half-title (Explication de l'estampe on verso), 60; 107, (3) blank. Plus handsome allegorical frontispiece. Decorative head-pieces, footnotes. Hardcover, bound in full speckled calf, spine gilt extra in compartments between raised band, 2 gilt lettered crimson morocco labels, gilt French fillet to sides, gilt inside dentelles and boards' edges, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, neat contemporary manuscript inscription to first blank prelim, green ribbon marker, leather bit chafed and blemished in places, corner-tips worn. Overall a nice copy in a very good condition (old oval stamp to title). ~ First issue of the first edition of "L'anti-financier". The exceptional collation of 2 books in one should be notes. See Conlon 63:751, Kress 6086; Goldsmiths 9873; Higgs 3017; INED 1276. Attributed to Edme-Francois Darigrand (Cf. NUC pre-1956) (ca. 1735-1771). Occassionally attributed to Jean-Baptiste Darigrand (Cf. London School of Economics). Of this edition, without specifying the issue, KVK lists only Union Catalog Southwest Germany with one copy, and British Union Catalog COPAC with 6 copies, all but one (National Library of Wales) with 104 pp. only. "Oeuvres diverses" was published in Amsterdam, E. van Harrevelt, 1762. Antoine Leonard Thomas (1732-1785)..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Histoire abregee des insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris; Dans laquelle ces Animaux font ranges suivant un ordre methodique, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Durand, 1762.. Two volumes. Crown quarto. xxvii, 523; 690. Plus 22 folding engraved plates (10 to 1st volume, 12 to the 2nd, bound at end). With large folding chart to volume I. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary full mottled calf, worn and with defects, nevertheless strong. Wormholes throughout (how appropriate!), practically all meticulously restored by fine expert hand, remaining traces at few text leaves and plates; some old institutional stamps, some annotation in pencil. This is an authentic set in the original state and in first binding, which is no longer glamorous but still full of charm. Leaves are very clean, neat, ample margined and free of foxing, plates are in the first state. Withal, a lovely, unique item. ~ First edition. Etienne-Louis Geoffroy (1725-1810), a French entomologist and pharmacist. His "Histoire abregee des insectes" went through at least four editions. .

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        Li Regni di Sicilia, e Sardegna, colle Adiacenti Isole di Corsica, Elba, Malta, e Liparee ...

      Nürnberg, Homann Erben, 1762. "Li Regni di Sicilia, e Sardegna, colle Adiacenti Isole di Corsica, Elba, Malta, e Liparee ...". Copper-engraving according to the G. A. B. Rizzi Zannoni's map of the region. Published by Homann's heirs, 1762. With engraved heading title, great figure and heraldical cartouche with a ship and ornametal cartouche with "Scala". 47:57 cm.. Dekorative Seekarte von Mittelmeerinseln.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Karel Krenek]
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        Novissima et Accuratissima Regnorum et Insularum Siciliae, Et Sardiniae, Hydro-Geographica Exhibitio ubi secundum Principia Perfectionis Stereographicae, et secundum statum hodiernum Sicilia, Sardinia, Corsica, Malta et aliis majoribus minoribusque Insulis in hoc tractu maritimo sitis cum adjectis Italicis, Barbaricisque litoribus ostenduntur.

      1762. Kupferstich-Karte nach Ant. Rizzi Zannoni bei Homann-Erben, datiert Nürnberg 1762, altkoloriert. Ca. 47 x 57 cm. Im Randbereich fleckig und wasserrandig. Einige Einrisse hinterlegt.. Ungewöhnliche Karte, zeigt den Verlauf der italienischen Mittelmeerküste südlich von Capri am oberen Rand, unten die Nordspitze Afrikas, im Zentrum hervorgehoben die Inseln Sizilien, Sardinien, Korsika, Malta usw. Links unten unkolorierte große Titelkartusche mit Wappen, mittig Meilenzeiger. Über der Karte vierzeiliger Kopftitel "Li Regni di Sicilia, e Sardegna, colle adiacenti Isole di Corsica, Elba, Malta, e Liparee, o di Vulcano, non men che parte delle spiagge settentrionali dell'Africa, e delle meridionali d'Italia...". Uncommon map dated 1762 showing Sicily and Malta in the centre. At the left uncoloured great title cartouche. Margins waterstained, tears, browning (see photos).

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        Species Plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Tomus I.

      Editio Secuna, aucta. Holmiae, Impensis Direct. Laurentii Salvii, 1762. 8:o. (16),784 pp. Lacking portrait. Contemporary full calf, worn with some loss of surface. Partly cracked outer joints, still firm and holdning. Some loss at head and tail of spine and at corners. Repaired at head of spine. Marbled edges. Title with stamp L. J. Chenon 1780 and partly erased name dated 1850. Signatures Aug. Fred Ståhl and C. L. Löfvander on front paste-down. Some old annotations. Upper margin with light browning and a few pages with small water soiling. Pages 665-669 with spots else occasional spotting. 21 x 13 cm.. Only Volume I of II. Lacking portrait. Soulsby 500. Hulth 90

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        An East View of Montreal, in Canada

      London: printed for John [....], Robert Sayer, Thos. Jeffereys, Carington Bowles, [November 1762]. Engraving by P. Canot, after Patten. Titled in French and English. Expert restoration, with occasional slight loss to lettering. Sheet size: 13 3/4 x 20 3/8 inches. A famous print "considered to be the first print of Montreal after its capture in 1760" (Spendlove) Spendlove described this print as "very rare", he noted that the image "was drawn by Thomas Patten, a British officer who accompanied General Amherst's expedition for the capture of Montreal in 1760. It was engraved by P. Canot ... This fine and rare print formed part of the Scenographia Americana. It is an excellent example of balanced composition, and shows the small walled city of Montreal with three ships and some small craft in the harbour. It is considered to be the first print of Montreal after its capture in 1760 by General Amherst. Canot was an able engraver, and his rendition on copper of Patten's small water-colour was a good one ... Patten was as much of a military draughtsman as an artist, like most of the British soldier-artists, and his work is characterized by extreme accuracy and strength of line" (op. cit. p.13) Jefferys Catalogue of the Sigmund Samuel Collection (1948) 54; Spendlove The Face of Early Canada (1958) p.13

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        Kongl.

      may:ts öpne privilegium angående fartens och handelens fortsättande på Ost-Indien, gifwit Stockholm i rådkammaren, den 7 julii 1762. (Sthlm), Kongl. tryckeriet, (1762). 4:o. (28) s. Oskuren och ouppskuren. Fint ex.. Det finns ett omtryck utfört av L. L. Grefing

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        TRAITE ANATOMIQUE DE LA CHENILLE, qui ronge le bois de saule,

      The Hague: Pierre Gosse Jr. & Daniel Pinet, & Marc Michel Rey, a Amsterdam, 1762.. augmente d'une explication abregee des planches et d'une description de l'instrument et des outils dont l'auteur s'est servi pour anatomiser a la loupe et au microscope, et pour determiner la force de ses verres, suivant les regles de l'optique et mechaniquement. Second and best edition 1762 with engraved plate and 24 page description of the microscope used by Lyonet, FRENCH TEXT. 4to, approximately 270 x 215 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, 18 engraved folding plates by Lyonet, plus 1 engraved plate unnumbered (microscope), title page printed in red and black, pages: xxiv, 1-40, 1-587, 3 unnumbered pages of Indice, divisional half-title, Avis au Relieur, 589-616, bound in full calf, gilt decorated spine, gilt borders to covers, marbled endpapers, red edges. Rebacked with original spine relaid, spine rubbed and chipped, small nick to bottom of spine, lacks title label, upper hinge cracked but still holding firmly, lower hinge just beginning to crack at head and tail, covers scratched and rubbed, shelf wear to edges, inner paper hinges strengthened with matching marbled paper, occasional foxing and age-browning to margins, some pages a little dusty at edges, otherwise a very good copy of this monograph on the Goat Moth. At the top of the title page in neat ink hand it states Sowerby's Museum. James Sowerby the famous naturalist laid the foundation for a museum at the rear of his house from his own collection and donations from other scientist of the day. See Brunet, Manuel du Libraire, 6088; Garrison and Morton's Medical Bibliography 2nd edition, 305; Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Medical Library, Volume 3, page 564. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Geometrie und Markscheidekunst.

      First edit. Carlsruhe: Michael Macklor 1762. With 9 folding engr. plates. (24) + 248 pp. Contp. half vellum.. J.F. Maler (1714-64), was professor of mathematics and physics as well as headmaster of a Gymnasium in Karlsruhe. Rare

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        The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature ( for the years 1761, 1784-85, 1793, 1795 )

      R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-mall, London 1762 - From the library of First Baron William Wyndham Grenville. ( Lord Grenville. Although not the Lord Grenville referenced by Al Stewart. ) Four volumes, all featuring the handsome Grenville seal embossed to both the front and rear leather boards. The four volumes are Volume 4, for the year 1761, Volume 27 for the years 1784-1785, Volume 35 for the year 1793, and Volume 37 for the year 1795. The Annual Register is a difficult series to describe to anyone who has yet to examine them. They are a fascinating assembly of a little of everything. ( Much of which ultimately forms the impression on the reader that London is a small town. ) These four volumes are all fully bound in calf, with gold lettering and decorative flourishes to the spine. Five raised bands. A very good set with edge browning to the endsheets and some uniform wear to the leather. The first two volumes have a family crest bookplate upon the front paste down. Four volumes, first printings, printed in Pall Mall for R. and J. Dodlsey. After serving in the House of Commons, Grenville was appointed Home Secretary, and shortly thereafter Baron Grenvile. In 1791 he was appointed Foreign Secretary, and served in that capacity during a particularly tumultuous period. He was to later serve as head of the Ministry of all Talents, First Lord of the Treasury. It was under Grenville's ministry that England abolished the slave trade. Baron Grenville also held the post of Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1810 until his death in 1834. Shipping costs commensurate with postal charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HARANQUES, or speeches, of several celebrated quack-doctors in town and country ... Concluding with the character of a quack, several merry receipts, and three mountebank songs. By various hands

      London, printed for J. Thomson, 1762.. Pamphlet, stab holes in the inner margins. 1762, slim 8vo, approximately 175 x 105 mm, 7 x 4 inches, 41 pages, last page blank, no half title, the same as the copy listed in the Wellcome Library, (earlier editions had 48 pages) bound in modern pink skiva, coated brown pastedowns and endpapers at front and white at rear, later yellow wrappers bound in. Slight rubbing to spine, slight wear to head of spine, a few small ink spots to covers, light age browning throughout, otherwise a very good copy. 1. Containing Dr. Rock's harangue to his political patients in Covent-garden -- 2. Dr. Rand's speech, in prose and verse -- 3. The High German doctor's, and his English fool's harangue, with the quack's invitation to his auditors, to buy his infallible packet, in humorous verse -- 4. The horse-doctor's speech to the credulous mob -- 5. T. Jones's harangue, the Yorkshire quack -- 6. Alexander Bendo's speech to the gentlemen and ladies of Great Britain -- 7. Jo. Hains's speech, the High German doctor and astrologer in Brandipolis -- 8. R. Wilmore's harangue to his patients at Madrid, with a brace of songs, translated from the Spanish by an impartial hand : concluding with the character of a quack, several merry receipts, and three mountebank songs. See A Catalogue of Printed books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume III, page 209. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Umi no Sachi [trans.: Wealth (or Boon) of the Sea]

      90 finely color-printed woodcuts, some heightened with mica (some double-page) by Katsuma Ryusui. 29; 28 folding leaves. Two vols. Large 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers flecked with gold (some worming touching images, skillfully repaired), orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, stitched as issued. Tokyo: 1762. First edition of this beautiful book, which marks an important advancement in Japanese woodblock color-printing; its significance "cannot be over-estimated, either for artistic or technical accomplishment, in the history of woodblock colour-printing in Japan."-Hillier, The Art of the Japanese Book, p. 235. This copy has fresh coloring. "Katsuma Ryusui has rarely been given the prominence he warrants for his part in the advancement of woodblock colour-printing...Ryusui, whose family name was Katsuma Yasusada and whose artist names were Ryusui and Shinsen, is known to have lived in Edo and to have been an official in the civil service...He was clearly a man of wide culture, a composer of haiku and an engraver of seals as well as an artist of the book, and it would be wrong to think of him as an amateur... "Ryusui really comes into his own in the next book for which he provided pictures, the Umi no Sachi, 'Boon of the Sea'...If there was something experimental and eclectic in the prints for Wakana [1756], Umi no Sachi, published in 1762, impresses us as a well-planned and imaginatively executed undertaking. This is another book of haiku, each page bearing several verses decorated by a design of Ryusui, and the dominant theme is everything that lives and has its being in the sea, a frequent theme in paintings and prints of the Japanese, an island race dependent in large measure on the 'boon of the sea' for their livelihood. The three prefaces and the postscript are by haiku poets, and the writer of one of them, Gonman, explains that Ryusui had been preparing drawings for many years. In the colophon, not only is the block-cutter named [Sekiguchi Jinshiro], but, exceptionally, the colour-printer [Sekiguchi Tokichi] too, indicating the importance attached to the illustrations and the medium by which they had been produced... "The colour-printing is, in fact, exceptionally subtle and generally unobtrusive; in many of the prints there are silvery, veiled tints as if seen through water, and the addition to some of metallic and micaceous dusts gives a lustre and glitter that hints at sparkling wave or stream... "Although the book was not produced in album form, there are no printed borders to the pages, allowing some designs to spread uninterruptedly over the wide area of two opposing pages of large format. Occasionally, Ryusui takes fullest advantage of this feature to portray a single fish, which, solidly printed in one main colour and straddling the pages from margin to margin, gives the impression of being larger than life, like the bonito. Elsewhere, it is more often a matter of understatement. The two fugu have cadaverous colour, and markings that conform to no regular pattern, the blots of pigment spreading outwards on the moist skin; even before one learns that they are poisonous, there is something sinister about the bloated shapes and their sickly pallor... "The group of shells scattered at the lower half of one page are treated with artless simplicity... "The prints are as naturalistic as the medium allowed, details like fish-scales and the antennae of crustaceans are given in hair-fine lines, the delicate silvery touches of mica being illusionistic as well as decorative."-Hillier, op. cit., pp. 237-43. ❧ Brown, Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan, pp. 57-58 & 124-"excessively rare...containing early and remarkably fine colour-printed work...The drawings are beautifully printed in colours on rich and heavy paper." .

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        DIVERTIMENTOS MILITARES,

      - OBRA AGRADÁVEL, E INSTRUCTIVA, utillisima para todos os Militares. IDÉA DA OBRA. Hum Fidalgo, que se destina para ser Militar, considerando nobremente que para se empregar com utilidade, e brio nesta profissão, se devia instruir nas sciencias da guerra, com licença de seus pais vai entregue a seu Aio ver huma Praça, hum Acampamento, e hum Sitio. Por meio de hum Dialogo se dá o conhecimento destas, e outras muitas cousas que se devem instruir os Militares, Tradução feita, e acrescentada por H. um amante, e zeloso D. a P.atria. LISBOA, Na Officina de MIGUEL MANESCAL DA COSTA, Impressor do Santo Officio. Anno 1762. In 8.º de 20x14 cm. Com [xvi], 305, [v] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele rótulo vermelho com ferros a ouro na lombada. Ilustrado com frontispício gravado e 11 gravuras desdobráveis assinadas ?Joaquim Antonio Juzarte Abrio mora Na Travesa Dos Landroins? Exemplar com leve pico de traça e ex-libris da biblioteca de Henrique Botelho. Tratado de fortificação militar com duas gravuras com fortes talvez sejam os que constituem as Linhas de Elvas, muito provavelmente o autor da é o português Joaquim António Juzarte. Inocêncio III, 187. "HENRIQUE DE PRADTT, nascido ao que parece em Portugal, posto que o seu appellido inculque bem claramente origem estrangeira. - E. "Divertimentos militares. O auctor da Gazeta Litteraria (Francisco Bernardo de Lima) no caderno de Junho de 1762, dando conta d"esta obra, conclue que a julgava de muita utilidade, etc., prescindindo porem « de algumas palavras e phrases que não tem muita propriedade em portuguez, e da repetição do titulo de senhor, que se encontra na maior parte dos periodos!» A utilidade do livro tem diminuido na razão inversa do tempo que ha passado depois da sua publicação, e assim é hoje nulla, ou pouco menos. Tenho visto á venda bastantes exemplares, e sempre por preços bem inferiores." Location/localizacao: 5-3-F-3

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        A Method of Breaking Horses, and Teaching Soldiers to Ride, Designed for the Use of the Army

      London: Printed by J. Hughs, 1762. Second edition, revised, and corrected, with additions, small 8vo, [8], 128pp., 3 folding engraved plates, the large folding plate showing the horses bit is a little creased with several closed tears to folds but is complete, early ownership signatures to endpapers: Henry Wells; William Lawson (1808); William Lawson Digby (1812), cont. full calf, joint slight cracked, but overall a very good copy. Includes chapters on: The method of preparing horses to be mounted; teaching horses to stand fire, noises, alarms, fights, &c.—preventing their lying down in water—to stand quiet to be shot off from—to disregard dead horses—to swim, &c.; Several remarks and hints on shoeing, feeding, management of horses, &c.

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        Poems

      London - Printed for the author by Dryden Leach, 1762 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A handsome volume of the poetical works of Robert Lloyd. First edition. Including Lloyd's popular poem, The Actor, written in 1760. With an attractive engraving illustrating one poem, and engraved headpiece to Ode to Oblivion. Robert Lloyd (17331764) was an English poet and satirist, educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B. A. in 1755 and M. A. in 1758. Lloyd was often in debt, and apparently died in Fleet Prison on December 15, 1764, shortly after the death of his lifelong friend Charles Churchill, to whose sister, Patty, he was engaged. With an extensive list of subscribers, including William Hogarth and Samuel Johnson. Condition: Rebound in a quarter calf binding with paper-covered boards. Externally, very smart with just the odd mark. Internally, generally firmly bound, if not for two detached leaves, which are present. Generally bright and clean, though with the occasional spot andmild tide marksto some pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Réunion des quatre campagnes du Maréchal de Villars en Allemagne pendant l'année 1703 - De Mr. le Maréchal Comte de Marsin en Allemagne pendant l'année 1704 - De Mrs. le Maréchal Duc de Villeroy & le Marquis de Bedmar en Flandre, pendant la même année - Et de Monsieur le Maréchal de Tallard en Allemagne, aussi la même année.

      Marc Michel Rey 1762 - Livre ancien 7 vol. in-12, plein veau fauve de l'époque, orné au tampon noir, dos lisse, pièce de titre bordeaux et de tomaison verte, caissons fleuronnés dorés, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges, gardes coquillées, 1 f. bl., [2] ff. n. ch., 354pp, 1f.bl.; 1 f. bl., [2] ff. n. ch., 445pp, 1f. catalogue de livres nouveaux qu'on trouve Chez Marc Michel Rey 1bl.; 1 f. bl., titre, 382pp, 1 f. bl.; faux-titre, titre, 366pp, 1 f. n. ch.,1 f. bl.; 1f. bl., 142pp, avertissement, faux-titre, titre, 184pp, 1 f. bl.; 1f. bl.; faux-titre, titre, 346pp, 1 f. n. ch.,1 f. bl.;1f. bl.; faux-titre, titre, 407pp, avis au relieur, 1 f. bl. Condition : Restauration ancienne en queue du dos du TI. de la campagne de Tallard, deux épidermes superficielles sur deux plats, très bel état par ailleurs pour l'ensemble des vol. en reliure homogène. L'or des fers est d'une grande fraîcheur. Provenance de la bibliothèque des Ducs de Luynes à Paris (petit cachet DLP en noir en marge du titre = "Duc de Luynes Paris"). Ex-libris gravé en taille-douce légendé "Paris" aux armes de Louis-Joseph-Charles-Amable-Albert, duc de Luynes, connu sous le nom de comte d'Albert (OHR416). TRES RARE COMPLET EN BEL ETAT, AVEC UNE PROVENANCE AUSSI PRESTIGIEUSE. 610g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PHARMACOPOEIA MATRITENSIS EDITIO SECUNDA

      - PHARMACOPOEIA MATRITENSIS REGII, ac supremi hispaniarum Protomedicatus Auctoritate, iussu atque auspiciis elaborata. Editio secunda. Locupletior, et longe emendatior.- Matriti, Typis Antonii Perez de Soto, 1762; en 4º mayor pasta española de época con lomo con hierros dorados y tejuelo, cortes tintados, 16 hojas preliminares, 556 páginas. Viñeta calcográfica en portada con vista de Madrid, y, viñeta con retrato de Carlos III en la tercera (hoja de dedicatoria.) Muy buen ejemplar con todos sus márgenes y en encuadernación de la época de esta segunda impresión de la Pharmacopoeia. Al final lista con los farmaceúticos pertenecientes al Real Colegio Matritense en 1762.

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        Usus Opii Salubris et Noxibus, In Morborum Medela, Solidis et Certis Principiis Superstructus

      Vratislaviae [Breslau]: Joannis Ernesti Meyeri, 1757; 1759; 1760; 1762 - Remarkably comprehensive treatise on the medicinal uses of opium, a survey of all literature and experiments, etc. Tralles (1708-97) was a scrupulous observer whose works were held in high esteem. The Usus Opii. is his classic work. "In this comprehensive treatise on the uses of opium, [Tralles] reviews the history of its use as a therapeutic, gives a chemical analysis of its properties, and goes on to discuss its healthful and harmful applications in treating such problems as hemorrhages, fevers, pain, epilepsy, dysentery, and mental illness. He also describes the treatment of victims of accidental or intentional poisoning" (Heirs of Hippocrates). Tralles also published books on inoculation, fevers, and obesity, as well as works in mathematics, physics, and literature (OPIUM) First Edition. 4 parts in two vols vols., 4to. . Contemporary tree calf, gilt spines, red leather label, marbled edges. Without the portrait sometimes found. Beautiful copy. Heirs of Hippocrates 564; Blake p.458 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orchestral Part Books. The bound volume of symphonies and overtures consist of sets of parts for the following instruments: Violino Primo, Violino Secondo, Violoncello, Oboe I, Oboe II. This means that the sets are not complete, missing parts for viola (Taille/Tenor) and horns 1 and 2 (where called for). The composers represented include: Joseph Haydn (1732 â€" 1809), a rare 1764 edition of Symphony No 22; Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz (1717 â€" 1757); Franz Xaver Richter (1709 â€" 1789); Carl Friedrich Abel (1723 â€" 1787); Carl Friedrich Abel (1723 â€" 1787); Johann Christian Bach (1735 â€" 1782); Johann Christian Bach (1735 â€" 1782); Anton Filtz (1733 â€" 1760); Carl Joseph Toeschi (1731 â€" 1788); Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 â€" 1809); Carl

      -1770 1762 - 4to, Each symphony/overture is carefully numbered in ink at the top of each page, giving a total of 84 altogether. There are also some brief contemporary pencilled comments in the Violino Primo part about many symphonies (such as "Good", "Fine", "Difficult") and some are placed in pencilled lists on the rear flyleaves. Engraved titles are present for each work, though for some published as parts of a series the title pages are not present in all parts. [see the full listing for details] Some engraved titles are very elaborate, especially those published by Hummel, half calf, marbled boards, crudely rebacked. It would seem that the sets of parts were initially bought individually and then bound together in part books at a later stage. They would have most probably have been used for music making by amateur musicians. Most of them appear to date from between 1762 and 1770, and the music was contemporary. The composers represented here were all well known and respected as practical musicians â€" holding posts within court or church musical establishments, and not infrequently virtuosi on their chosen instruments. The period during which much of this music was composed and published was one of transition from the older Baroque style of Bach and Handel to the classical era of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. Mannheim was one of the most important musical centres, with an impressive and very influential court orchestra. This collection sheds an interesting light on this fascinating period. A detailed listing of contents is available on request. Each part book bears the stamp and signature of Roy Glossop, Ambergate and the date 26/8/1810. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes et nouvelles en vers

      "Amsterdam [i.e. Paris, Barbou]". 1762. "First edition (the so-called Fermiers-Generaux edition), 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xiv, [2], 268, [2], 8; [2], viii, [2], 306, [4], [9]-16; complete with the half-titles, 2 engraved frontispiece portraits and 80 plates after Eisen by Aliamet, Delafosse, Longueil, Le Mire, etc.; 2 title-page vignettes, 2 headpieces, and 51 tailpieces by Choffard; full contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated spines, covers with triple gilt borders, maroon morocco labels on spines, a.e.g.; lightly rubbed, but no cracks in the joints; mild dampstaining at the back of vol. II; but in all, a very good, sound, and unrestored copy in what is likely the original binding, with strong impressions of the plates and generally clean internally. Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, 26: ""The Fermiers Generaux, an association of the members of which had charge of gathering certain kinds of taxes, formed 'the first financial company in the kingdom.' Seeking to affirm their position, they commissioned this edition of La Fontaine's broad and spirited tales, a suitable choice for men of affairs who had recently risen to prominence and did not pretend to refined and delicate taste. They were determined that the book should be the best of its kind ... 'one of the handsomest disbursements of witty and sensual money of Louis XV's reign' ... Eisen's eighty designs for La Fontaine are the liveliest and most adroit that he ever drew. Thoroughly at home with the varied action of these lusty stories - their love passsages, their intrigues, their practical jokes - he is also expert in choosing the moment in each that will best serve his purpose as an illustrator ... Choffard's fifty-three tailpieces and four vignette fleurons form a perfect compliment to Eisen's plates."" "

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        ART DU CHAMOISEUR. [bound with] (SILK DYEING). [MACQUER, PIERRE-JOSEPH]. ART DE LA TEINTURE EN SOIE. [bound with] (LEATHER WORKING WITH GOLD OR SILVER). FOUGEROUX DE BONDAROY, [AUGUSTE-DENIS]. ART DE TRAVAILLER LES CUIRS DORÉS OU ARGENTÉS [bound with] (IRON MONGERING). RÉAUMUR, [RENE ANTOINE FERCHAULT DE]. NOUVEL ART D'ADOUCIR LE FER FONDU, ET DE FAIRE DES OUVRAGES DE FER FONDU AUSSI FINIS QUE DE FER FORGE. ADDITION À LA TROISIÈME SECTION SUR LE FER. [bound with] (FORGING ANVILS). DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, [HENRI-LOUIS]. DE LA FORGE DES ENCLUMES

      [Paris: Académie Royale des Sciences], 1762. FIRST EDITIONS . Hardcover. 413 x 286 mm (16 1/4 x 11 1/4"). 1 p.l., 46 pp.; ix, [i], 86 pp.; 1 p.l., 42 pp.; viii, 124 pp.; 1 p.l., 11 pp. Five works bound in one volume. FIRST EDITIONS. ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY MARBLED CALF, raised bands, spine heavily gilt in compartments with unusual centerpiece composed of shell forms and drawer handles, and with intricate volute cornerpieces, red morocco label, blue paste paper endpapers. WITH 18 OFTEN VERY PLEASING ENGRAVED TECHNOLOGICAL PLATES: four in the first work, six in the second, two in the third, five in the fourth, and one in the last. Brunet II, 618-19. Covers with minor worm damage, otherwise VERY FINE, the binding lustrous and scarcely worn, the margins very ample, and the text and plates especially clean, bright, and fresh. These works cover a wide range of topics, from the soft (making chamois leather, dyeing delicate silks, tooling leather with silver and gold) to the hard (working with iron and making anvils). The academicians who prepared the articles for "Arts et Métiers" worked closely with artisans and manufacturers who had first-hand knowledge of the processes described, and the section on dyeing silk demonstrates the necessity of such consultation. In addition to explaining the basic process--which includes the environmentally unsound practice of washing the colored cloth in a river--the author outlines the complicated techniques employed to produce various colors. The pre-treatment and coloring process varied depending on the hue desired--it was far more complicated than just pouring in a bottle of commercial dye at the right moment. Black was especially difficult to get right, and nine pages are devoted to outlining the procedure used by the most prominent workshops to produce a rich, dark black. This is part of the "Description des Arts et Métiers," a series of 75 treatises published in more than 100 parts that, together, formed the outstanding 18th century work on handicrafts. Issued over a period of almost three decades, these works contain often splendid engravings of the industrial contexts of artisans making paper, candles, hats, playing cards, iron, sugar, wool, and many other products. Published at roughly the same time as Diderot's great "L'Encyclopédie," these volumes are larger than those making up that better-known publication, and the cuts here are even more striking that those in the Diderot, which includes some plagiarized illustrations taken from the present series. This ambitious undertaking, sponsored by the Académie Royale des Sciences of Paris, "constituted an effort to present a scientific picture of all the industrial processes employed in France in the 18th century. Since no corresponding survey was carried through in any other country at so early a date and since this one in France anticipated but briefly the industrial changes commonly associated with the phrase, 'the industrial revolution,' these volumes are worthy of particular notice. In a sense, they portray the maxima of skills attained at the end of a social period, the age of the handicraftsman." (Cole and Watts) Work on "Arts et Métiers" was begun under the auspices of scientist René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757) and was brought to publication under the editorship of the multitalented French physician, botanist, and naval engineer Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-82), who also contributed a number of articles.

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        ART DU CHAMOISEUR. [bound with] (SILK DYEING). [MACQUER, PIERRE-JOSEPH]. ART DE LA TEINTURE EN SOIE. [bound with] (LEATHER WORKING WITH GOLD OR SILVER). FOUGEROUX DE BONDAROY, [AUGUSTE-DENIS]. ART DE TRAVAILLER LES CUIRS DORÉS OU ARGENTÉS [bound with] (IRON MONGERING). RÉAUMUR, [RENE ANTOINE FERCHAULT DE]. NOUVEL ART D'ADOUCIR LE FER FONDU, ET DE FAIRE DES OUVRAGES DE FER FONDU AUSSI FINIS QUE DE FER FORGE. ADDITION À LA TROISIÈME SECTION SUR LE FER. [bound with] (FORGING ANVILS). DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, [HENRI-LOUIS]. DE LA FORGE DES ENCLUMES

      Academie Royale des Sciences [Paris: Académie Royale des Sciences], 1762. FIRST EDITIONS . Hardcover. 413 x 286 mm (16 1/4 x 11 1/4"). 1 p.l., 46 pp.; ix, [i], 86 pp.; 1 p.l., 42 pp.; viii, 124 pp.; 1 p.l., 11 pp. Five works bound in one volume. FIRST EDITIONS. ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY MARBLED CALF, raised bands, spine heavily gilt in compartments with unusual centerpiece composed of shell forms and drawer handles, and with intricate volute cornerpieces, red morocco label, blue paste paper endpapers. WITH 18 OFTEN VERY PLEASING ENGRAVED TECHNOLOGICAL PLATES: four in the first work, six in the second, two in the third, five in the fourth, and one in the last. Brunet II, 618-19. Covers with minor worm damage, otherwise VERY FINE, the binding lustrous and scarcely worn, the margins very ample, and the text and plates especially clean, bright, and fresh. These works cover a wide range of topics, from the soft (making chamois leather, dyeing delicate silks, tooling leather with silver and gold) to the hard (working with iron and making anvils). The academicians who prepared the articles for "Arts et Métiers" worked closely with artisans and manufacturers who had first-hand knowledge of the processes described, and the section on dyeing silk demonstrates the necessity of such consultation. In addition to explaining the basic process--which includes the environmentally unsound practice of washing the colored cloth in a river--the author outlines the complicated techniques employed to produce various colors. The pre-treatment and coloring process varied depending on the hue desired--it was far more complicated than just pouring in a bottle of commercial dye at the right moment. Black was especially difficult to get right, and nine pages are devoted to outlining the procedure used by the most prominent workshops to produce a rich, dark black. This is part of the "Description des Arts et Métiers," a series of 75 treatises published in more than 100 parts that, together, formed the outstanding 18th century work on handicrafts. Issued over a period of almost three decades, these works contain often splendid engravings of the industrial contexts of artisans making paper, candles, hats, playing cards, iron, sugar, wool, and many other products. Published at roughly the same time as Diderot's great "L'Encyclopédie," these volumes are larger than those making up that better-known publication, and the cuts here are even more striking that those in the Diderot, which includes some plagiarized illustrations taken from the present series. This ambitious undertaking, sponsored by the Académie Royale des Sciences of Paris, "constituted an effort to present a scientific picture of all the industrial processes employed in France in the 18th century. Since no corresponding survey was carried through in any other country at so early a date and since this one in France anticipated but briefly the industrial changes commonly associated with the phrase, 'the industrial revolution,' these volumes are worthy of particular notice. In a sense, they portray the maxima of skills attained at the end of a social period, the age of the handicraftsman." (Cole and Watts) Work on "Arts et Métiers" was begun under the auspices of scientist René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757) and was brought to publication under the editorship of the multitalented French physician, botanist, and naval engineer Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-82), who also contributed a number of articles.

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        ART DU CHAMOISEUR. [bound with] (SILK DYEING). [MACQUER, PIERRE-JOSEPH]. ART DE LA TEINTURE EN SOIE. [bound with] (LEATHER WORKING WITH GOLD OR SILVER). FOUGEROUX DE BONDAROY, [AUGUSTE-DENIS]. ART DE TRAVAILLER LES CUIRS DORÉS OU ARGENTÉS [bound with] (IRON MONGERING). RÉAUMUR, [RENE ANTOINE FERCHAULT DE]. NOUVEL ART D'ADOUCIR LE FER FONDU, ET DE FAIRE DES OUVRAGES DE FER FONDU AUSSI FINIS QUE DE FER FORGE. ADDITION À LA TROISIÈME SECTION SUR LE FER. [bound with] (FORGING ANVILS). DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, [HENRI-LOUIS]. DE LA FORGE DES ENCLUMES

      Académie Royale des Sciences], [Paris 1762 - 413 x 286 mm (16 1/4 x 11 1/4"). 1 p.l., 46 pp.; ix, [i], 86 pp.; 1 p.l., 42 pp.; viii, 124 pp.; 1 p.l., 11 pp. Five works bound in one volume. FIRST EDITIONS. ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY MARBLED CALF, raised bands, spine heavily gilt in compartments with unusual centerpiece composed of shell forms and drawer handles, and with intricate volute cornerpieces, red morocco label, blue paste paper endpapers. WITH 18 OFTEN VERY PLEASING ENGRAVED TECHNOLOGICAL PLATES: four in the first work, six in the second, two in the third, five in the fourth, and one in the last. Brunet II, 618-19. Covers with minor worm damage, otherwise VERY FINE, the binding lustrous and scarcely worn, the margins very ample, and the text and plates especially clean, bright, and fresh. These works cover a wide range of topics, from the soft (making chamois leather, dyeing delicate silks, tooling leather with silver and gold) to the hard (working with iron and making anvils). The academicians who prepared the articles for "Arts et Métiers" worked closely with artisans and manufacturers who had first-hand knowledge of the processes described, and the section on dyeing silk demonstrates the necessity of such consultation. In addition to explaining the basic process--which includes the environmentally unsound practice of washing the colored cloth in a river--the author outlines the complicated techniques employed to produce various colors. The pre-treatment and coloring process varied depending on the hue desired--it was far more complicated than just pouring in a bottle of commercial dye at the right moment. Black was especially difficult to get right, and nine pages are devoted to outlining the procedure used by the most prominent workshops to produce a rich, dark black. This is part of the "Description des Arts et Métiers," a series of 75 treatises published in more than 100 parts that, together, formed the outstanding 18th century work on handicrafts. Issued over a period of almost three decades, these works contain often splendid engravings of the industrial contexts of artisans making paper, candles, hats, playing cards, iron, sugar, wool, and many other products. Published at roughly the same time as Diderot's great "L'Encyclopédie," these volumes are larger than those making up that better-known publication, and the cuts here are even more striking that those in the Diderot, which includes some plagiarized illustrations taken from the present series. This ambitious undertaking, sponsored by the Académie Royale des Sciences of Paris, "constituted an effort to present a scientific picture of all the industrial processes employed in France in the 18th century. Since no corresponding survey was carried through in any other country at so early a date and since this one in France anticipated but briefly the industrial changes commonly associated with the phrase, 'the industrial revolution,' these volumes are worthy of particular notice. In a sense, they portray the maxima of skills attained at the end of a social period, the age of the handicraftsman." (Cole and Watts) Work on "Arts et Métiers" was begun under the auspices of scientist René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757) and was brought to publication under the editorship of the multitalented French physician, botanist, and naval engineer Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-82), who also contributed a number of articles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. [bound with] STRENHOLD, THOMAS and JOHN HOPKINS. THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METRE

      J. Baskerville and B. Dod 1762; Birmingham: John Baskerville Cambridge: J. Baskerville and B. Dod, 1762; Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1762. Hardcover. 171 x 105 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/8"). [198], [61] leaves. VERY PRETTY CONTEMPORARY CLARET MOROCCO, ELEGANTLY GILT, covers framed with dogtooth roll and fillet border enclosing floral roll, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with repeating rows of a small tool creating a lattice effect, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Cancellans title page with lozenge-and-star printed slip pasted over price at foot of page. Front flyleaf with stenciled ownership: "Hannah Hill / her Book / January 5 / 1775." Gaskell 20, 21; Griffiths, p. 179, no. 8. Three darkened patches and a scattering of tiny worm tracks on upper cover, corners a bit mashed, occasional mild foxing or minor marginal stains, but generally a fine copy, the text fresh and clean, and in a lustrous binding with no significant wear. This is a very attractively bound copy of the fourth and final Baskerville edition of the Book of Common Prayer, and the only one issued in duodecimo format. The Sternhold and Hopkins Psalter, printed the same year and on the same paper, makes a suitable companion. Baskerville (1706-75) began his career as a writing master, then moved on to cutting letters for gravestones. He patented a process for "japanning," a type of veneer that replicated the popular Japanese lacquer work, and ran a successful business in this manufacture for 10 years before following his desire to cut type and print books. In the preface to his Milton (1758), he explained, "Amongst the several mechanic Arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much steadiness and pleasure, as that of Letter-Founding. Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters, I became insensibly desirous of contributing to the perfection of them. I formed to my self Ideas of greater accuracy than had yet appeared, and have endeavoured to produce a Sett of Types according to what I conceived to be their true proportion." In addition to innovations in cutting type and making paper, Baskerville was responsible for improvements to printing presses, ink, and paper treatment. The elegant and feminine binding may have been done for Hannah Hill, whose name appears on the flyleaf. It certainly would have made an agreeable accessory for a young lady to carry to church.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. [bound with] STRENHOLD, THOMAS and JOHN HOPKINS. THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METRE

      J. Baskerville and B. Dod, 1762; Birmingham: John Baskerville, Cambridge - 171 x 105 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/8"). [198], [61] leaves. VERY PRETTY CONTEMPORARY CLARET MOROCCO, ELEGANTLY GILT, covers framed with dogtooth roll and fillet border enclosing floral roll, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with repeating rows of a small tool creating a lattice effect, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Cancellans title page with lozenge-and-star printed slip pasted over price at foot of page. Front flyleaf with stenciled ownership: "Hannah Hill / her Book / January 5 / 1775." Gaskell 20, 21; Griffiths, p. 179, no. 8. Three darkened patches and a scattering of tiny worm tracks on upper cover, corners a bit mashed, occasional mild foxing or minor marginal stains, but generally a fine copy, the text fresh and clean, and in a lustrous binding with no significant wear. This is a very attractively bound copy of the fourth and final Baskerville edition of the Book of Common Prayer, and the only one issued in duodecimo format. The Sternhold and Hopkins Psalter, printed the same year and on the same paper, makes a suitable companion. Baskerville (1706-75) began his career as a writing master, then moved on to cutting letters for gravestones. He patented a process for "japanning," a type of veneer that replicated the popular Japanese lacquer work, and ran a successful business in this manufacture for 10 years before following his desire to cut type and print books. In the preface to his Milton (1758), he explained, "Amongst the several mechanic Arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much steadiness and pleasure, as that of Letter-Founding. Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters, I became insensibly desirous of contributing to the perfection of them. I formed to my self Ideas of greater accuracy than had yet appeared, and have endeavoured to produce a Sett of Types according to what I conceived to be their true proportion." In addition to innovations in cutting type and making paper, Baskerville was responsible for improvements to printing presses, ink, and paper treatment. The elegant and feminine binding may have been done for Hannah Hill, whose name appears on the flyleaf. It certainly would have made an agreeable accessory for a young lady to carry to church. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ART DU CARTIER. [bound with] (CARDBOARD MAKING). LA LANDE, [JOSEPH JEROME LE FRANÇAIS DE]. ART DU CARTONNIER. [bound with] (BRICK AND TILE MANUFACTURE). DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, [HENRI-LOUIS], [CHARLES RENÉ] FOURCROY [DE RAMECOURT], and M. GALON. L'ART DU TUILIER ET DU BRIQUETIER. [bound with] (BARREL MAKING). FOUGEROUX DE BONDAROY, [AUGUSTE-DENIS]. ART DU TONNELIER

      [Paris: Académie Royale des Sciences], 1762. FIRST EDITIONS . Hardcover. 413 x 286 mm (16 1/4 x 11 1/4"). 1 p.l., 38 pp.; 1 p.l., 30 pp.; 1 p.l., 67 pp.; 1 p.l., 68 pp. Four works bound in one volume. FIRST EDITIONS. ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY MARBLED CALF, raised bands, spine heavily gilt in compartments with unusual centerpiece composed of shell forms and drawer handles, and with intricate volute cornerpieces, red morocco label, blue paste paper endpapers. WITH 19 OFTEN VERY PLEASING ENGRAVED TECHNOLOGICAL PLATES: five in first work, one in second, eight (of nine) in third work (lacking plate VI), and five (of six) in the last work (lacking plate V). Brunet II, 618-19. Extremities a bit rubbed, with minor loss to fore edge of upper board, a mild marginal smudge or tiny rust spot here or there, otherwise A FINE COPY, the text and plates crisp, clean, and bright, and the original decorative binding very lustrous and showing no significant wear. The text and illustrations in the four works contained in the present volume explain the process of making playing cards, cardboard, bricks and roofing tiles, and barrels. Playing cards are surprisingly labor intensive, from producing the proper type of paper stock to painting the face cards using a series of stencils for the various colors of the design. Brickmaking was a newer industry in France at that time, and one of growing importance due to the shortage of timber for building. One of the plates illustrates an enormous furnace capable of firing 500,000 bricks at a time, an indication of the demand for the material. This is part of the "Description des Arts et Métiers," a series of 75 treatises published in more than 100 parts that, together, formed the outstanding 18th century work on handicrafts. Issued over a period of almost three decades, these works contain often splendid engravings of the industrial contexts of artisans making paper, candles, hats, playing cards, iron, sugar, wool, and many other products. Published at roughly the same time as Diderot's great "L'Encyclopédie," these volumes are larger than those making up that better-known publication, and the cuts here are even more striking that those in the Diderot, which includes some plagiarized illustrations taken from the present series. This ambitious undertaking, sponsored by the Académie Royale des Sciences of Paris, "constituted an effort to present a scientific picture of all the industrial processes employed in France in the 18th century. Since no corresponding survey was carried through in any other country at so early a date and since this one in France anticipated but briefly the industrial changes commonly associated with the phrase, 'the industrial revolution,' these volumes are worthy of particular notice. In a sense, they portray the maxima of skills attained at the end of a social period, the age of the handicraftsman." (Cole and Watts) Work on "Arts et Métiers" was begun under the auspices of scientist René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757) and was brought to publication under the editorship of the multitalented French physician, botanist, and naval engineer Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-82), who also contributed a number of articles.

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        Contes et nouvelles en vers

      "Amsterdam [i.e. Paris, Barbou]". 1762. "First edition (the so-called Fermiers-Generaux edition), 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xiv, [2], 268, [2], 8; [2], viii, [2], 306, [4], [9]-16; complete with the half-titles, 2 engraved frontispiece portraits and 80 plates after Eisen by Aliamet, Delafosse, Longueil, Le Mire, etc.; 2 title-page vignettes, 2 headpieces, and 51 tailpieces by Choffard; full contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated spines, covers with triple gilt borders, maroon morocco labels on spines, a.e.g.; lightly rubbed, but no cracks in the joints; mild dampstaining at the back of vol. II; but in all, a very good, sound, and unrestored copy in what is likely the original binding, with strong impressions of the plates and generally clean internally. Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, 26: ""The Fermiers Generaux, an association of the members of which had charge of gathering certain kinds of taxes, formed 'the first financial company in the kingdom.' Seeking to affirm their position, they commissioned this edition of La Fontaine's broad and spirited tales, a suitable choice for men of affairs who had recently risen to prominence and did not pretend to refined and delicate taste. They were determined that the book should be the best of its kind ... 'one of the handsomest disbursements of witty and sensual money of Louis XV's reign' ... Eisen's eighty designs for La Fontaine are the liveliest and most adroit that he ever drew. Thoroughly at home with the varied action of these lusty stories - their love passsages, their intrigues, their practical jokes - he is also expert in choosing the moment in each that will best serve his purpose as an illustrator ... Choffard's fifty-three tailpieces and four vignette fleurons form a perfect compliment to Eisen's plates.""& "

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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 the Author, and Sold by J. Newberry et al., 1762. First Collected Edition (the state of the text with "v" for "vii" in the Preface). Hardcover. Goldsmith's First Important Work, the Finely Bound Isham Copy. 178 x 108 mm (7 x 4 1/4"). Without the terminal blank in the second volume. Two volumes. First Collected Edition (the state of the text with "v" for "vii" in the Preface). HANDSOME MOTTLED CALF BY RIVIERE & SONS (stamp-signed on verso of front endpapers), covers bordered with triple gilt fillets and roundel cornerpieces, raised bands, spines attractively gilt in compartments featuring broad foliate cornerpieces and an oval sunburst centerpiece in a double-ruled frame with notched corners, maroon and black morocco labels, ornate gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Decorative headpieces. Front of each volume with the bookplates of Edward B. King and of R. H. Isham (see below). Scott, pp. 71-75; Williams, pp. 123-24; Rothschild 1021. Joints slightly flaked, two very small round wormholes in head margin of second volume (the first through most of the text, the second just through last quarter), two lower corners torn off without loss of text, very faint overall browning here and there, a few other trivial faults, but A NEARLY FINE COPY, internally fresh and quite clean, and in solid and very pretty bindings showing little wear. Originally published from 1760 to 1761 in the "Public Ledger" as a series of 123 letters purportedly from a bemused Chinese sage visiting England, and appearing in book form in 1762, this work first brought the young Goldsmith to the attention of the reading public. The book is an amiable satire on English society of the 18th century, with its class-consciousness, artificiality, and preoccupation with money, written with humor and perspicacity. Oliver Goldsmith (1730-74) was Irish born and educated at Dublin, before studying in Edinburgh and Leyden, where he seems to have been granted a medical degree. Unsuccessful as a London physician, Goldsmith turned to a life of miscellaneous writing, churning out books and essays for the publishers. He first met Dr. Johnson in 1761, and they became boon companions. Boswell describes Goldsmith as gauche, hapless, and a prattler, but clearly Johnson found the man amusing and lovable. And he was both talented and popular as a writer. His best-known works, both of them classics, are "She Stoops to Conquer" (a comedy about an awkward fellow who prefers the company of barmaids to ladies) and "The Vicar of Wakefield" (a novel with a hero as mild-mannered, garrulous, and improvident as the author himself). Dickens' novels--with their memorable characterizations, many coincidences of plot, and sympathy for the unfortunate--show the deep influence of Goldsmith. Ours is an attractive association copy. Ralph H. Isham (1890-1955) was best known for his determined pursuit and discovery of Boswell papers that existed at Malahide Castle near Dublin. It was a good thing that our collector started out wealthy, because he spent most of his fortune in purchasing this and related material in the first place, then in buying the rights to publish it, and finally in paying editorial and printing expenses. In order to keep financially afloat, he ended up having to sell, disadvantageously, to Rosenbach a number of original leaves from Boswell's manuscript of the life of Johnson. Finally, in 1949, Isham was able to sell what remained of the Boswell papers to Yale for $450,000. Although his bibliophilic interest had always centered on Boswell's "Life of Johnson," Goldsmith, as Johnson's close friend, would naturally have been a part of Isham's collection.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. [bound with] STRENHOLD, THOMAS and JOHN HOPKINS. THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS COLLECTED INTO ENGLISH METRE

      Cambridge: J. Baskerville and B. Dod, 1762; Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1762. Hardcover. 171 x 105 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/8"). [198], [61] leaves. VERY PRETTY CONTEMPORARY CLARET MOROCCO, ELEGANTLY GILT, covers framed with dogtooth roll and fillet border enclosing floral roll, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with repeating rows of a small tool creating a lattice effect, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Cancellans title page with lozenge-and-star printed slip pasted over price at foot of page. Front flyleaf with stenciled ownership: "Hannah Hill / her Book / January 5 / 1775." Gaskell 20, 21; Griffiths, p. 179, no. 8. Three darkened patches and a scattering of tiny worm tracks on upper cover, corners a bit mashed, occasional mild foxing or minor marginal stains, but generally a fine copy, the text fresh and clean, and in a lustrous binding with no significant wear. This is a very attractively bound copy of the fourth and final Baskerville edition of the Book of Common Prayer, and the only one issued in duodecimo format. The Sternhold and Hopkins Psalter, printed the same year and on the same paper, makes a suitable companion. Baskerville (1706-75) began his career as a writing master, then moved on to cutting letters for gravestones. He patented a process for "japanning," a type of veneer that replicated the popular Japanese lacquer work, and ran a successful business in this manufacture for 10 years before following his desire to cut type and print books. In the preface to his Milton (1758), he explained, "Amongst the several mechanic Arts that have engaged my attention, there is no one which I have pursued with so much steadiness and pleasure, as that of Letter-Founding. Having been an early admirer of the beauty of Letters, I became insensibly desirous of contributing to the perfection of them. I formed to my self Ideas of greater accuracy than had yet appeared, and have endeavoured to produce a Sett of Types according to what I conceived to be their true proportion." In addition to innovations in cutting type and making paper, Baskerville was responsible for improvements to printing presses, ink, and paper treatment. The elegant and feminine binding may have been done for Hannah Hill, whose name appears on the flyleaf. It certainly would have made an agreeable accessory for a young lady to carry to church.

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        L' Afrique Divisee En Ses Principaux Etats

      Engraved, hand colored, decorative cartouche, ample margins, 43.7 x 30 cm (17 1/2" x 12"). Minor aging and slight browning; otherwise very good, bright and with a strong impression. Janivier was a French geographer that was active in the second half of the 18th century. According to Norwich and Tooley, Janivier produced a series of maps in 1760, and collaborated in an Atlas Moderne in 1762 and 1771.The present map is number 28 from that atlas. This rather handsome engraved map, which has full color, appears to present the cartographic knowledge of Africa in the mid 18th century. The map is fairly accurate, and shows the only settlements in southern Africa, and also features a few Hottentot tribes. The cartouche, which is in the lower left part of the map, shows a few tress, a leopard stalking, and a crocodile near the bottom. Norwich 104. Tooley p. 59.

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        Missale Romanum ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum. [Seguido de:] Missae propriae Sanctorum Hispanorum qui generaliter in Hispania celebrantur. [Seguido de:] Missale Romano-Seraphicum ad Normam novissimi Kalendari Seraphici. Auctum Cardinalibus Boschi... pro omnibus utriusque sexus personis trium Ordinum S.P.N. Francisci Obedientiae

      Amberes: Antuerpiae, ex Architypographia Plantiniana, 1762 [y] 1761. [Junto con:] Madrid: Matriti, Typis Societatis, 1804. Gran folio; 35 hs., 624 pp, 35 pp. más XLI a CXXVI pp., 4 hs. [y] 40 pp., 5 hs., más 9 hs. numeradas de 9 a 19 para un «Modus cantandi» [y] XII pp., 2 hs., 70 pp. Con un total de nueve láminas grabadas en cobre, una de ellas firmada por Juan Palomino sobre dibujo de Antonio Palomino. Encuadernación en piel, de epoca, ligeramente fatigada, con ruedas doradas en los planos, lomera nervada.

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        Vergleichungen der europäischen mit den asiatischen und andern vermeintlich barbarischen Regierungen

      Berlin, Stettin und Leipzig, Rüdiger, 1762.. 8 Bl., 549 S. Pappband d. Zt. Higgs 2699; Kress S.4270; Menger 51; Roger 447. - Nicht bei Humpert. - Erste Ausgabe des seltenen und wichtigen Werkes des großen Staatswissenschaftlers, der hier wohl erstmals Vergleiche mit großen Staatswesen außerhalb Europas zieht und ihre Bedeutung anerkennt. Am Schluss ein umfangreiches Kapitel über Peru (nicht bei Sabin und Palau). - Berieben. Titel gestempelt.

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        Delle produzioni naturali del territorio pistojese. Relazione istorica e filosofica.

      Subject: (Pistoia). Pistoja, nella Stamperia di Atto Bracali, 1762, 4to leg. orig. piena pelle, dorso con snodi, titolo e fregi dorati, cuffie mancanti e piatto anteriore assai lento, bell'incisione al front. (cavaliere con bandiera e scudo a scacchi e la scritta 'Que volo tantillo pistoria celo sigillo') tagli rossi, pp. VIII-204, due capilett. inc. una bellissima grande "Carta del territorio pistoiese" dis. da F. Bracali inc. in rame cos? come altre n.t. (di monete) e xil. sempre n.t. Non comune opera in ottimo stato di conservazione a parte i difetti alla legatura.

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        Veduta del Palazzo Altieri Les plus beaux édifices de Rome moderne, ou Recueil des plus belles vues des principales églises, places, palais, fontaines, &c. Rome:

      Rome. 1762 - Copper engraving. Hand coloured Very good condition. Large margins Size: 39 x 54 cm A truly magnicent view of the stunning Palace of Altieri. in Rome.

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        Epistolae anatomicae duae?+ Epistolae anatomiacae duodeviginti

      Venezia, Remondini, 1762 + Bassano, Remondini, 1764. 1762 2 voll. in folio, p. VIII, 96 + XII, 527,b. Le prime edizioni delle due opere sono, rispettivamente, del 1728 e del 1740. Buoni esemplari a pieni margini (trascurabili fioriture) in legatura coeva in cartoncino "alla rustica".

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