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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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        Geometrie und Markscheidekunst.

      1762 1762 - 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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        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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        Essai sur le blanchiment des toiles.

      Subject: (Sbiancamento tele). Paris, Genau, 1762, 8vo cartonato moderno, pp. XXX-(2)-412-(3). Prima edizione francese di un testo del 1756 (Edinburgo) che introdusse importanti innovazioni sull'argomento. (Hard Cover)

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        Histoire abregée des insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris; Dans laquelle ces Animaux font rangés suivant un ordre méthodique, 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. Étienne-Louis Geoffroy (1725-1810), a French entomologist and pharmacist. His ?Histoire abregée des insectes? went through at least four editions.

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        PARERE PRO VERITATE SOPRA I PROGETTI PROPOSTI IN VISITA. Per liberare le campagne delle tre Provincie Ferrara, Bologna e Romagna dalle inondazioni. Disteso per comando di Sua Eminenza il Cardinal Pietro Paolo Conti, visitatore apostolico, ed al medesimo presentato nella Città di Cento li 29. Maggio 1762.

      Salomoni (1762). In-8 gr. (mm. 271x199), cartoncino muto coevo, pp. 44. Parere del celebre architetto romano Orlandi, con 1 grande carta idrografica, inc. in rame e più volte ripieg. Vi è riportata la ?Linea più breve.. che non taglia i terreni della Romagna, che più s?accomoda all?inclinazione naturale delle acque e che risparmia una rilevantissima somma di danaro per eseguirla. Proposta per condurre al Mare le acque vaganti a perpetuo risanamento delle tre Provincie Bologna, Ferrara e Romagna? ed una ?Linea proposta per divertire nel Montone i tre Fiumi Santerno, Serio, e Lamone?. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Riccardi,I, p. 219. Solo lievi fiorit., altrim. ben conservato.

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        Recueil de 177 planches diverses de l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et D?Alembert.

      S.l, n.n., vers 1762 - Laminage du Plomb - Layetier - Lunetier - Luthier - Maçonnerie - Marbrerie - Maréchal Ferrant - Menuisier - Meunier - Miroitier - Monnoyage. Sans lieu, non nommé, non daté (vers 1762). Reliure muette demi toile marron. Tampons aux dos des planches. 1 planche tachée. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-4°(29x22). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations sur les causes et les accidens de plusieurs accouchemens laborieux. Avec des remarques sur ce qui a été proposé ou mis en usage pour les terminer et de nouveaux moyens pour y parvenir plus aisément. Troisième édition, revue et corrigée.

      Paris P. Alex. Le Prieur 1762 - 2 tomes en 1 volume in-8, XVI-170-(3), XXXVI-418 pp., 4 planches d'instruments gravées H.T. dont 3 dépliantes. Reliure plein veau époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre.(un petit accroc sur une coiffe). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Efter Et nyligen igenfunnit, Åtta Hundra Åra gammalt Isländskt Manuscript, Resandom och Wettgirigom til tjenst, Framgifwit Af Hodosopho Scytha.

      Stkh., Uplagd af David Segerdahl. 1762. 8vo. Nyere brunt skinnryggbind. 15, (1) s. MEDBUNDET : Påminnelser Wid Skriften, kallad Wägwisare til Norje, Hemma blifwande Landsmän til tjenst, och en djerf penna til billig bestraffning. Framgifne Af Pehr Grannsynt. Stockholm. 1762. Uplangd af David Segerdahl. 15 s. MEDBUNDET : Förklaring Öfwer Wägwisaren til Norje, hvaruti tillika meddelas Swar Uppå Pehr Grannsynts Påminnelser Och Gen-Swar på en Wäns Swar från Stockholm &c. Angående Swenska Fabriquerna,Synnerligen De i Siden, Jemte nyttiga Reflexioner uti Yppighets och Sparsamhets-Läran, Framgifwen Af Hodosophus Schytha. Stockholm. 1763. Tryckt uti Joh. G. Lnges priv. Boktrryck. 44 s.. Siste skrift med gjennomgående fuktskjold

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        The Theory and Practice of Brewing.

      London: Printed by J. Haberkorn, 1762. . First edition, 4to, (iv), vi, xii, 298 pp. Signed on the title verso by the author, outer edge of title laid down, as is the whole of the errata leaf, ink accession number to title and final page, some occasional browning, later armorial bookplate of Alfred Chadwick. Modern half calf, marbled sides. The author owned a brewery in Hampstead and many pubs in the area. Expanding on his "Essay on Brewing" (1758), this work "...demonstrated a clear grasp of basic principles and how these could be profitably applied to the brewing trade [and] described experiments carried out to determine the drying temperatures required to yield malts of different colours and recorded observations on mashing and fermentation temperatures, and those for each stage of winemaking" (ODNB). Although the title verso states "This Book is entered at Stationers Hall, and every Copy is signed by the Author", the majority seem not to have been signed.

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        Diderot et D'Alembert Arazzi Gobelins ad alto liccio

      Diderot et D'Alembert 1762 1° Ed - Raccolta di tavole sulle scienze, le arti liberali e le arti meccaniche con le relative spiegazioniLa monumentale Encyclopédie di D. Diderot (1713-84), e di J. B. d?Alembert (1717-83), o Dizionario ragionato delle scienze, delle arti e dei mestieri, pubblicata in Francia, dal 1751 al 1772, è universalmente ritenuta l?espressione più completa del sapere tecnologico, artistico e scientifico dell?illuminismo. La prima dispensa dei volumi che costituiscono la Raccolta delle 3123 tavole dell?Encyclopédie, opera autonoma rispetto al testo, venne pubblicata a Parigi, nel 1762. Il quarto tomo delle tavole uscì nel 1765, il decimo e l?undicesimo nel 1772. Questa raccolta di tavole, opera di un gruppo di incisori fuori del comune, suscita ancora oggi l?ammirazione di quanti vi si accostano. Un posto a sé merita però Louis-Jacques Goussier (1722-1799), fisico, matematico e pittore, che firma 900 tavole, ma che si ritiene autore di almeno due terzi della totalità delle incisioni. A lui, come direttore dell?incisione, si deve l?unità di stile delle tavole, stile che corrispondeva perfettamente allo spirito informatore dell?Encyclopédie. Scriveva infatti Diderot che?la purezza dello stile, la chiarezza e la precisione? erano le ?sole qualità? che ogni parte dell?opera dovesse avere in comune; ?un?occhiata all?oggetto o alla sua rappresentazione ne dice di più che non una pagina scritta? Tutto, nella Raccolta delle tavole, è trasparente, limpido, senza mistero: la magia di queste tavole è quella di far sognare. Le tavole di questo fascicolo, Tapisserie de Haute-lisse des Gobelins, rappresentano gli Arazzi dei Gobelins ad alto liccioLa celebre manifattura parigina di arazzi dei Gobelins, sita nei locali di un?antica tintoria della famiglia Gobelin (donde il nome), e situata sulla riva del fiume Bièvre, nacque nel 1666, sotto l?impulso di Luigi XIV. La Manifattura reale degli arredi della Corona, che, come dice il nome, non doveva produrre solo arazzi, ma mobili, opere di oreficeria e mosaici per le dimore regie, e soprattutto per Versailles, ebbe grande splendore e fama sino alla fine del XVII secolo. Gli arazzi dei Gobelins, spesso vere e proprie opere d?arte, venivano tessuti su telai a mano con fili di seta e lana di vario colore ed erano destinati a rivestire e a ornare le pareti. Venivano prodotti sia con telai verticali detti ?ad alto liccio?, per arazzi di grandi dimensioni, sia con telai orizzontali, detti ?a basso liccio?, più veloci ma in grado di produrre solo arazzi di piccolo formato. Le tavole qui di seguito illustrano la fabbricazione di arazzi ad alto liccio. Nella tav. doppia I, Manifattura reale dei Gobelins: operai al telaio, altri azionano i subbi, uno cerca nel cassone filati di diversi colori, un?operaia dipana le matasse portatele da un bimbo. Nella tav. II, reparto di tessitura ad alto liccio: vedute di un telaio. Nella tav. III, orditorio e bobinatrice. Nella tav. IV, la rastrelliera sulla quale si distribuisce l?ordito. Nella tav. V, la preparazione dei licci. Nella tav. VI, si girano, avvalendosi delle apposite barre, i subbi per tendere l?ordito. Nella tav. doppia VII, il meccanismo illustrato consente di manovrare il subbio senza rischio e di impiegare solo due operai. Nella tav. VIII, arcolai per dipanare lana e seta. Nella tav. IX, un operaio al lavoro, con la spola in mano nella posizione corretta per farla passare tra i fili; in basso, a sinistra, un porta candela con il gancio per attaccarlo alla bottoniera dell?addetto perché possa vedere senza essere disturbato dalla luce e, al centro, un sedile graduabile in altezza. Nella tav. X, passaggi della broche (lo strumento di legno che nella tessitura ad alto liccio funge da navetta). Nella tav. XI, tracciato del disegno e uso del pettine. Nella tav. XII, uso delle pinze edell?ago: un operaio toglie con le pinze dall?arazzo la lanugine del filato (sopra), un altro chiude le aperture fra i diversi colori. Nella tav. XIII, infine, parte di arazzo lavorato a metà vi [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DELLA NUTRIZIONE ACCRESCIMENTO DECRESCIMENTO E MORTE SENILE DEL CORPO UMANO. Trattato.

      Giovannelli 1762 In-8 p. (mm. 219x164), p. pergam. coeva, tit. oro al dorso, tagli rossi, pp. XV,131, vignetta incisa al frontesp., ornato da due belle testate, grandi capilett. e finali xilografati. L?A. si sofferma soprattutto sulla nutrizione e sul cibo. In Appendice: ?Si propone un metodo per prolungare la vita ai vecchi - De Tumoribus, quibusdam abdomini, historiae duae?. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Blake, p. 467 - De Renzi,V, p. 353: ?Francesco Vaccà Berlinghieri (1732-1812), padre del celebre Andrea, fu medico dotto e giudizioso scrittore.. le sue massime teoriche erano da lui sempre tratte dalla pratica.. e inculcava di non aver per vero se non ciò che ripetuti esperimenti dimostravano tale?. Con uniformi arross. ma buon esemplare.

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        A Practical Treatise of Husbandry: Wherein are Contained, Many Useful and Valuable Experiments and Observations in the New Husbandry

      Hitch & Hawes 1762 - 2nd edition, 1762, corrected and improved. Quarto, pps xxiv, 489 plus a 6 page index. Title page printed in 2 colours, with a folding bedding engraving and 6 numbered multi-image plates. The last chapter has observations on the weather during the years 1755 and 1756. Strongly bound in contemporary full calf, five raised bands, lettering label in red, gilt. Two tiny abrasions on back board and some age-rubbing of corners. Occasional foxing, expecially on the endpapers. No inscriptions. Ownership name shaved from the title page, without text loss. An attractive, tight copy. Weighing over 1.5 kilos, extra postage costs will apply. Please note that we send overseas orders only via airmail, and charge accordingly. (Good news! Airmail to European destinations is cheaper than by sea). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sermons (21)

      M Fenner & many others 1762. A collection of sermons dating from 1702 to 1797, from Bayes to Shepard. Ofter with the ink dedication J Hillyard gift of M Odell? In full modern leather with half calf with morocco boards, titles and tooling to spine in gilt. Internally, hinges strengthened, [1] mss contents list, half title, The Evil and Dabger of Neglecting the Souls of Men, P Doddridge, 1762, [4], (xii), 38 pp, [2] adverts. The Guilt and Doom of Capernaum, P Doddridge, 1750, [3], (iv-xi), [1], [1], 14-40 pp. The Nature of a Christian Church, Rev J Brewer, Rev J Moody, Rev Thomas Gardner, 1797, Coventry, [2], [1], 2-42 pp. Pauls Farewell to the Church of Corinth, Evan Jones, 1764, [4], 5-39 pp, [1]. The Rod or the Sword, Robert Flemming, 1702, frontis, [4], [1], (ii-iv), [1], 2-60 pp. The Prophecies and Predictions of the Late Learned Rev James Usher, [1], 4-12 pp, [2]. Zions Ministers clothed with Salvation, and her Saints Shouting for Joy, John Poynting, 1768, [2], 5-31 pp, [3] adverts. A Thanksgiving Sermon, 1784, Thomas Scott, [2], 3-28 pp. Sobermindedness Recommended, Edmund Calamy, 1717, [2], 3-30 pp, [2] adverts. Confession of Faith, Mr John Shower, 1707, [4], [1], 2-60 pp. A Sermon preached to the Societies for Reformation of Manners, Joshua Bayes, 1723, [4], [1], 2-27 pp, [1]. A Guide to Charity, Thomas Shephard, 1713, [2], 3-24 pp. Winning Christ, and being found in him, considered, Thomas Bradbury, 1738, [2], 3-48 pp. The Law Established by St Pauls Doctrine of Justification, John Greene, 1754, [2], 25 pp, [1] advert. Virtue and Patriotism founded on Religion, Thomas Howe, 1780, [2], 21 pp, [1]. Two Seermons, by Gilbert Lord Bishop of Salisbury, 1710, [2], 3-32 pp. A Pastors commemnding of his People to God, as illustrated by the Apostle Pauls taking his final leave of the Elders of Ephesus, John Conder, 1755, [2], (iii-v), [1], [1], 2-41 pp, [1]. The gentle dismission of Saints from Earth to Heaven, John Rippon, 1792, [4], [1], 2-52 pp, John Ryland funeral. The Wise Student and Christian Preacher, John Ryland, 1780, [4], 5-41 pp, [2] notes omitted, [1], [2] postscript, [1] advert, [1]. Diligence in Study: Recommended to Ministers, John Brine, 1757, [2], [2], 3-30 pp. Of Temptation, and the Means to Prevent its Prevalence, Samuel Rosewell, 1715, [2], 30 pp. A Lecture on a becoming behaviour in Religious Assemblies, R Robinson, 1776, [3], (iv-vii), [1], [1], 2-23 pp, lack lower tp corner. Minimal spotting and browning. A lovely collection.

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        A VIEW OF THE SILVER COIN AND COINAGE OF ENGLAND, from the Norman Conquest to the Present Time. Consider’d with Regard to Type, Legend, Sorts, Rarity, Weight, Fineness and Value.

      London printed for T. Snelling 1762 - 7 VOLUMES IN 1: Silver Coin 1762; Gold Coin from Henry the Third to the present time, 1763; Copper Coin, Including The Leaden, Tin and Laton Tokens made by Tradesmen during the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I. 1766; Coins struck by English Princes in France, Counterfeit Sterlings, Coins struck by the East India Company, West India, Isle of Man etc., 1769; Jettons or Counters. Black Money and Abbey Pieces.the manner of reckoning with them. 1769; Silver Coin of Scotland (1774); Thirty Three Plates, of English Medals by the Late Mr Thomas Snelling, 1776; FIRST EDITIONS, 1762-1776, folio, approximately 320 x 230 mm, 12½ x 9 inches, 7 dated title pages, No. 7 has an engraved title page, pages: (2), 55, 17 plates; (2), iv, 36 (i.e. 38), 7 plates; (4), 46, 6 - Appendix, 7 plates; (4), 54, 7 plates; (2), 2, 16, 7 plates; (4), 20, 10 plates; (2), and 33 plates, 88 plates in total, 9 text illustrations each of several coins, 7 pictorial headpieces and 7 decorated initials, bound in full tree calf, gilt patterned border to covers, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt raised bands and richly gilt in compartments, original gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges yellow, narrow gilt dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Very small repairs to 3 corners of covers, neat larger repair to lower corner of lower cover, a couple of tiny pale spots on first title page, occasionally a little pale browning to margins, a few neat early ink notes to 5 margins, a few neat text corrections, a small closed tear to 1 margin with neat old repair, Plate 27 in the final Medals set is slightly frayed at fore-edge affecting margin only, otherwise all plates in very good clean condition, inserted at the end of the Jetons section is a printed list of Medals struck since the latter end of the Reign of King William III. Thomas Snelling (1712–1773) was an English numismatist who carried on business as a coin dealer and bookseller at No. 163 Fleet Street, next the Horn Tavern (now Anderton's Hotel). His name often occurs as a purchaser at London coin-sales about 1766, and among his numismatic customers was William Hunter the anatomist. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Compleat Body of Conveyancing in Theory and Practice ( Complete in 3 Volumes )

      London: printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, Law-Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty;, 1762. A compleat body of conveyancing ; in theory and practice. In two parts. Part I. Contains the Theory; wherein the various Ways and Methods of Acquiring, Forfeiting, Conveying, Limiting and Settling all Kinds of Estates, as well Real as Personal; and also the Nature, different Forms, Parts, Operations and Effects of all Kinds of Deeds and Common Assurances, Fines and Recoveries, are fully treated of. Part II. (in Two Volumes) Contains the Practice: Or, Precedents of Feoffments, Grants, Bargains and Sale, Leases, Releases, Declarations and Limitations of Uses and Trusts, Marriage Settlements, and Private Acts of Parliament, (made for Settling the most considerable Estates in Great Britain and Ireland;) Mortgages, Leases, Assignments, Deeds of Charter-Party and Copartnership, Bills, Bonds, Releases, Letters of Attorney, &c. Deeds for securing Annuities, &c. and of Bank, East-India, South-Sea Stocks, and other Public Funds; and in General all Deeds and Instruments any Ways requisite in Mercantile, Maritime and Plantation Affairs. With Observations and Opinions of the most Eminent Conveyancers. Selected from many Thousand Manuscript Precedents. The Whole digested in a Method intirely new, avoiding all Repetitions, and containing a greater Variety of Useful Precedents than all other Books upon the same Subject now extant. By Edward Wood, gent. deceased. The second edition, greatly improved in the Theory by the Addition of References to the latest Books of Authority; and in the Practical Part, by the Favour of a large Number of Original Manuscript Precedents. By able hands. In three volumes. London : printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, Law-Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty; for J. Worrall, T. Osborne, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Beecroft, W. Strahan, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, T. Caslon, T. Longman, S. Crowder and Co. R. Withy, C. Ware and Co. W. Flexney, W. Bristow, T. Lownds, A. Shuckburgh, and P. Uriel, MDCCLXII. [1762] Vol. 1 has also a volume title page with the imprint "Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan; for J. Worrall; A. Shuckburgh; the executors of D. Browne; P. Uriel; T. Osborne ..". Vol. 2 is in two parts, each with separate pagination and register, and each has a volume titlepage with the same imprint as that of the volume titlepage to vol. 1. Books measure 24x38cms. Bound in full calf, raised bands, red title labels. Each volume professionally rebacked, retaining the original boards, boards rubbed in edges/corners, with some loss of leather. All hinge joints very strong, all bindings very solid. Very attractive full calf bindings. Internally, no loose pages, no writing, 2 pages with light stain mark, some general light browing, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean well bound 3 volume work. Books weigh 12kg. Second Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        PRINCIPES DU DROIT POLITIQUE

      Marc Michel Rey 1762 - (4), VIII, 323, (1) pp. 8to (192*126 mm). []2 *4 A-V8 X2. 1st edition, 3rd and final issue. Recent brown quartercalf with brown marbled boards and gilt title on spine. New plain endpapers. Edges sprinkled blue (not recent). A fresh, crisp and unpressed copy. Our copy of the Contract Social conforms to Dufour's Type B issue, with the title-page having the vignette of Liberty seated and the contentious section on marriage in the second corrected state. The publishing history of the Contract Social is a complicated one. When the press was set up and the first copies already printed, Rousseau received a proof of the title-page which he disliked. He had also decided to tone down his note on marriage where he criticised the monopoly of the Catholic clergy. He therefore instructed his publisher, Rey, to change the title-page and the final section. Printing and the Mind of Man 207; Dufour 133; Tchemerzine V 543. See also Leigh, Unsolved Problems in the Bibliography of J.-J. Rousseau, Cambridge, 1990, who refines the printing history to 3 issues: (1) original title and note on marriage, (2) same note omitted and (3) new title and note omitted. 3 copies in NCC (Leiden missing halftitle (autopsy), Utrecht and UVA). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A VIEW OF THE SILVER COIN AND COINAGE OF ENGLAND, FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST TO THE PRESENT TIME. Consider'd with Regard to Type, Legend, Sorts, Rarity, Weight, Fineness and Value. With Copper - Plates.

      Printed for T. Snelling, next the Horne Tavern, in Fleet Street. Who buys and sells all sorts of Coins and Medals. 1762 - Large 4to., [i] + 55 + 18 engraved plates. Bound in original half calf over marbled boards, skillfully rebacked and lettered 'Silver Coinage', occasional foxing and two leaves haf a marginal repair, not effecting the plats or text. Otherwise a fine copy of this rare book. ART REFERENCE NUMISMATICS ENGLISH ARTS- REFERENCE 18TH CENTURY ART REFERENCE

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