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        A Description of the Spanish Islands and Settlements on the Coast of the West Indies, Compiled from authentic Memoirs, Revised by Gentlemen who have resided many Years in the Spanish Settlements; and Illustrated with Thirty-two Maps and Plans, Chiefly from original Drawings taken from the Spaniards in the last War

      London: T. Jefferys, 1762. Quarto. (9 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches). 32 engraved folding maps (one hand-coloured in outline). Bound to style in half tan calf over early marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, black morocco lettering piece in the second (endpapers renewed). First edition of a noted mid-18th century English work on Spanish America, illustrated with important maps of the region. This work was published just following the end of the French and Indian War when England's attention was especially turned towards Spain's Colonies in America. The work contains a long Introduction, and special accounts of each of the Colonies, Districts, and important cities. Among the most interesting of the contents are the accounts of Florida, Pensacola, and St. Augustine de la Florida. The charts are based on drawings captured from the Spaniards in the recently-ended war, concentrating on ports and seaboards likely to be of the greatest interest to opportunistic British merchants. Includes the following maps and plans: La Guaira, Puerto Cavello, Santa Martha, Cartagena, Zisapata Bay, Porto Bello, Chagre, Panama, Vera Cruz, Pensacola, St. Augustin, Cuba, Havana, various harbours in Cuba, St Domingo, and Porto Rico, among others. Phillips 3941; Sabin 35959

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      London: Printed for J. Newbery, 1762.. Two volumes. v, [ie vii],[1],286;[2],238,[16]pp. 12mo. Contemporary tree calf, spines richly gilt, gilt labels. Bookplate and early ink paraph on second binder's blank in first volume, spine extremities a bit worn, with minute chip at crown of one joint and slight cracking to joints, a few small patches of rubbing to one spine, otherwise a very good copy, wanting the final blanks, but internally bright and near fine. First edition, the issue with the integral title - another issue features cancel titles with 'Printed for the Author' in the imprint. As usual, page vii in the first volume is numbered 'v'. The 'i' in the catchword on II:11 is out of alignment, not dropped. Goldsmith's letters appeared anonymously in THE PUBLIC LEDGER beginning in late January of 1760, and concluded in August of the following year. Their considerable popularity, and their publication in book form, were significant elements in Goldsmith's early ascent from Grub Street to what Scott describes as "the freedom of the precincts of the inner sanctuary of letters." ROTHSCHILD 1021. SCOTT, pp. 71-4. WILLIAMS, p.123. ESTC T146035.

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

      London: Printed for J. Newbery and W. Frederick, 1762. First edition. 8vo. Fine portrait by Anthony Walker after Mr. Hoare. vi, 234, [4, ads] pp. Original boards, uncut. Early repairs to spine ends. Free endpapers excised. In brown cloth slipcase and chemise by James MacDonald. Rothschild 1022

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      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, and Sold By Him. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1762. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. French Indian Wars; American Indians; Map; 18th Century; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; vi, 147 pages; French & Indian Cruelty; Exemplified in Life And various vicissitudes of Fortune of Peter Williamson; Who was carried off from Aberdeen in his infancy, and Sold as a Slave in Pennsylvania. Containing The History of the Author's Adventures in N. America; his Captivity among the Indians, and manner of his escape; the customs, dress, &c. Of the Savages; military operations in that quarter; with a description of the British Settlements, &c. &c. [etc. , 5 lines. ] The Fifth Edition with large Improvements. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Engraved folding map: A New and Correct Map of North-America ... Wherein are delineated the Travels of the Author, 280 x 375 mm. 12mo (165 x 96 mm). Old calf. 1 1/2 inch closed tear to final leaf, small adhesive label to front pastedown, some rubbing to binding extremities. FIRST EDITION WITH A MAP. Williamson survived kidnapping, shipwreck, and Indian captivity. He traveled through England advertising his book, costumed as a Delaware Indian as seen in the frontispiece. Ield 1676; Howes W500; Sabin 104471; Vail 550. Provenance; Bernard Shapero, 2000; signed Bruce McKinney bookplate from the seminal "American Experience Sale" at Bonham's where this volume last appeared. An exceedingly rare book with full VG map that comes to auction about every 50 years. .

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        Ten Acts of Parliament discussing the reward for discovering the longitude

      London,: 1762-, 1818.. 10 individual acts, folio, all in good condition; disbound, but protected in an attractive red quarter morocco bookform box. A substantial collection of the rare official Acts relating to the discovery of longitude.Many of the Acts relate to the disbursement of funds or the status of the Commissioners for the Board of Longitude, and taken together they provide an important insight into the long history of the board. Of particular importance are those which relate to the board's fractured relationship with John Harrison. Present is the revealing 1763 "Act for the Encouragement of John Harrison, to publish and make known his Invention of a Machine or Watch, for the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea", in which the board hedged regarding the award of the actual Longitude Prize; rather, Harrison was to be given the smaller stipend of £5000, and even then, only once he had supplied the full diagrams and technical data. Indeed, the language in this Act is telling, for while it notes both 'the Utility of the Invention of the said John Harrison has been proved in a late Voyage to Jamaica' and that 'it was found of Considerable Use to the Publick', it does not make any mention of the prize itself.Also present is the 1765 Act which formalised the board's demand for Harrison to deliver his famous H-4, together with full diagrams and two further working examples within six months. Harrison never technically complied with this impossible request, as it was not until 1770 that he completed his first duplicate, H-5. It is telling that this is also one of several Acts present here to devote more attention to the lunar table method of calculating longitude as favoured by Nevil Maskelyne, on this occasion awarding funds to Euler and the widow of Tobias Mayer for their contributions.A particularly attractive inclusion, as a result, is the 1773 Act 'for paying to John Harrison a further Reward for his Invention of a Time-keeper for ascertaining the Longitude at Sea...'. It was this Act, personally sponsored by George III, which resulted in Harrison being awarded an additional sum of £8750 as a 'further Reward and Encouragement', although he was never formally awarded the Longitude Prize proper.A smaller run of such Acts was offered as lot 332 in the recent Streeter sale, where it made US$7200; more significantly, just one of the Acts specific to John Harrison, "An Act for the Encouragement of John Harrison" (present here), achieved US$14,400 alone.A full collation available on request.

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        [Longitude:] Great Britain, Laws & Statutes. Anno Regni George III …

      London: Mark Baskett and the Assigns of Robert Baskett,, 1762–63. At the Parliament begun … Nineteenth Day of May, Anno Dom. 1761, in the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third … And from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Twenty fifth Day of November, 1762; being the Second Session of the Twelfth Parliament of Great Britain. Folio (310 x 190 mm). Nineteenth-century blind-tooled reversed calf, morocco label, and numbered "1820" in gilt at head of spine. Housed in a red cloth folding case, green leather label. 25 chapter titles with woodcut vignettes. Engraved armorial bookplate of John, 2nd Earl of Portsmouth, to the verso of the front free endpaper. Small holes to leather over the joints on the rear joint, spine label partly defective, some marginal spotting and tanning to contents; overall very good. A chapter in the long and frustrating saga of Harrison's effort to gain recognition for his marine timekeeper as a method of determining longitude. Chapter 14 consists of "An Act for the Encouragement of John Harrison, to publish and make known his Invention of a Machine or Watch, for the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea." The Act records the initial public reward of £2,000 to make experiments in this quest, and a promised reward of £10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 (depending on accuracy) to the discoverer, and that Harrison had been granted £1,250, while £500 had been paid to William Whiston for the same purpose. The Act requires that £2,000 more be set aside to promote further experiments. When Harrison learned of the 1714 Longitude Act in 1726, he proceeded to develop a succession of three timepieces of huge size and weight, until in 1760 he produced his fourth, the size of a large pocket watch weighing only three pounds. This was sent on a trial to Jamaica in 1761 which is referred to in the Act: "And whereas the utility of the Invention of the said John Harrison has been proved in a late Voyage to Jamaica, under the Directions of the Commissioners of the Longitude: And whereas the said Commissioners at their meeting on the Seventeenth Day of August last did adjudge, that by the Trial made of the said Instrument, it was found of considerable Use to the Publick, and did thereupon make an Order for the Payment of the Sum of Two thousand five hundred Pounds to the said John Harrison ..." on condition of still another trial and on condition that he publish the techniques and principles employed in its construction so that it may be manufactured. The next trial, which took place in 1764, was so successful that the Board could not believe it and demanded that the timekeeper be dismantled before a committee. The volume contains 24 other acts of Parliament. Those of particular interest include those concerning the punishment for mutiny and desertion (p. 203), enabling officers of a certain longevity to exercise trades (p. 247), preventing Occasional Freemen [of Corporations] from voting at elections of members to serve for cities and boroughs (p. 367), permitting the import from Ireland of "Stale and Dirty Butter, not fit for eating, commonly called Grease Butter" (p. 435), and encouraging the making of Indico [indigo] in the British Plantations in America (p. 479).

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        An Analysis of the Laws of England.

      1762 - Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. An Analysis of the Laws of England. To Which Is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse on the Study of the Law. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1762. l, xxvii, [6], 189, 14 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks and stains to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn, joints and hinges starting at ends, later armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Very light toning to text, internally clean. * Fifth edition. First published in 1756, the Analysis was originally the outline for Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769). Later editions, such as this one, provided a digest of the published work. This edition was the last issued by Blackstone. The preface and arrangement of the text follows the third edition. The first chapter, A Discourse on the Study of the Law, was Blackstone's introductory lecture as Vinerian professor of law at Oxford. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 221. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers.

      Amsterdam [ie. Paris] 1762 . Fermiers-generaux Edition 2 vols 8vo,Vol. 1. xiv, (2), 268, (4) [last leaf blank], portrait of La Fontaine, 39 eng. plates, Vol.2. (2), viii, (2), 306, (6) [last leaf blank], 16 pp, portrait of Eisen, 41 eng. plates, (but a total of 86 plates; see below) culs-de-lampe by Choffard, text and plates ruled in red throughout, occasional very slight foxing, bound, circa 1780, in blue morocco, gilt multi-roll borders of dots, greek key pattern, and flowers, spines gilt in six compartments, turn-ins gilt, doublures of pink watered silk with borders in gilt, a.e.g, pink silk ribbon markers, by Alexis Pierre Bradel, with his ticket in Vol.1. A fine copy of this celebrated edition, Eisen's master-work and generally acclaimed the most beautiful illustrated French book of the eighteenth century. It was commissioned, no expense spared, by the Fermiers genereaux, a group of powerful tax-collectors, and such was the rigour of control over the illustrations that some twenty plates were rejected and had to be re-engraved. These 'figures refusŽes' are very occasionally found and the present copy has no less than six of them (i.e. 'La servante justifiee', 'Les Oies de Fr. Philippe', L'Oraison de S. Julien', 'Le Remois', 'Le Diable en Enfer', and 'Le Tableau'). They demonstrate unequivocally the superiority of the new plates. The plates 'Le Cas de Conscience' and 'Le Diable de Papefiguiere' are both in the 'decouverte' state. The binder's ticket in vol. 1 reads "ReliŽ par BRADEL l'Aine Succeseur du Sr. Derome le Jeune son Oncle, Rue St. Jacques, Hotel de la Couture No. 65". Bradel is known to have been at this address with his aunt, the widow Derome, in 1780. Cohen/de Ricci cols. 558-571

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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).

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        Nouvelle Version des Psaumes Faite sur le Texte Hebreu

      Paris - Claude Herissant, 1762 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The scarce first edition ofthe Psalms revised from the Hebrew textbymembers of the Parisian Capuchin Societe. In need of a sympathetic binding, and priced accordingly. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Avec des Argumens & des Notes, qui en developpent le double sens literal, & le sens moral. With the armorial bookplate of Ronald Lindsay to the front pastedown. Author Information from COPAC. The two names associated with this text are Louis de Poix and Jerome d'Arras. Louis de Poix, 1714-1782, was alinguistics scholar, and Founder and president of the Parisian Capuchin Societe des Etudes Orientales, the later Clementine Academy. This academy produced an important body of exegetical work, based on detailed philological and linguistic studies. Sir Ronald Charles Lindsay, 1877 - 1945, PC, CVO, GCB, KCMG, was a British civil servant and diplomat. He held several important posts, including Minister Plenipotentiary to France, Ambassador to Turkey and later Germany, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, before becoming the Ambassador to the United States. Lindsay married twice, first to Martha Cameron, and after her death, to Elizabeth Sherman Hoyt. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The boards are held by the cords only, and although generally firm, could possibly detach in the post, even after out best packing. There is wear to the extremities, including rubbing and edge wear, with slight loss to the spine and marks to the boards. Internally the pages have slight browning and the occasional spot, with a slightly browned tidemark to the bottom right-hand corner throughout, that does not affect the text. Overall the condition is good only, with a very good interior..

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        The Shipwreck: a Poem in Three Cantos [1st Edition]

      Printed for the Author, Fold by A. Millar. Collectible - Very Good. Small Quarto. Paper Covered Boards Hardcover, 1762. First Edition. (viii), (1), 2-56, with 2 front free endpapers and 2 back free endpapers. Includes 2 fold-outs; a frontispiece diagram of ship's rigging, and a map. Both fold-outs are complete and remarkably well-preserved (with only one small tear on right-hand margin of frontis). Half-title page present. Bound in plain green paper over boards; toning along spine and edges, extremities frayed. Joints and hinges are strong. Textblock sturdy; edges tinted red. Pages are clean and all leaves intact, showing nothing more than the minimal expected age-toning. A fantastic copy of this very scarce first edition. Falconer composed this, his most famous poem, after being one of only three survivors of the shipwrecked Britannia, and actually lost his life in another wreck seven years after this publication. Falconer made editorial changes to later editions, not all of which are regarded as improvements. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Spaccato interno della Basilica di S. Paolo

      Rome: , 1762. Sheet size: 505 x 740 mm Image size: 380 x 570 mm Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition. Large margins A grand engraving of the interior of the Papal Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. The Basilica was founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the fourth century, over the burial place of St. Paul. It is one of four churches that are the great ancient major basilicas or papal basilicas of Rome.

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      Leiden. 1762.. [12],176,[8]pp. plus folding engraved map. Quarto. Later 18th-century three quarter vellum over marbled boards, spine inscribed. Heraldic bookplate of Joseph Rowe Webster on front pastedown. Moderate dampstaining, occasional minor foxing. A very good copy. Second edition, after the first London edition of 1739-43, of Gronovius' work, based on Clayton's specimens, which comprised the first systematic flora of Virginia and was responsible for establishing many new genera. "John Clayton came to Virginia in 1705, where his father was attorney general. The DNB has confused him with another John Clayton, born in 1686, who came to Virginia at the end of the seventeenth century and contributed papers on medical botany to the Royal Society. The present John Clayton had an estate on the Piankatank River in Mathews County, spent much time in collecting Virginia plants, and discussed them with J.F. and L.T. Gronovius, Linnæus, Kalm, Collinson, and Bartram. Donald Culross Peattie writes in DAB: 'After many delays, the results of his work were embodied in the FLORA VIRGINICA by John Frederick Gronovius. Because Clayton's herbarium specimens formed the basis of this work, it is often asserted that it should be called 'Clayton's Flora Virginica,' but the final identification of the specimens, the science and system of the book, were largely the work of Gronovius'" - Hunt. The map, which was not issued in the first edition, documents Clayton's travels, "which show that he was seldom north of the Rappahannock or south of the James, and that his knowledge of the mountains did not extend beyond the Blue Ridge. He was thorough, however, in his exploration of the middle Tidewater districts, and recent botanical work shows that as a field botanist he was more astute than has been realized" - DAB. An important Virginia flora. SABIN 28924. PRITZEL 3607. HUNT 571. BM (NATURAL HISTORY) II, p.739. ARNOLD ARBORETUM I, p.304. JCB (1)I:1316. DAB IV, pp.184-85.

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      Dublin: Printed by S. Powell, 1762.. 11,[1]pp. 12mo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Slight tanning, but a very good copy. First edition, published in the same year as the London edition, which is denoted the "Second Edition." An uncommon edition: ESTC locates four copies in North America, and six in the British Isles (3 of them at Manchester). OCLC only adds a handful of additional possibilities. NCBEL cites only this edition. ESTC T16613. BAKER 211. NCBEL II:1632.

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        Opera Minora Emendata, Aucta, et Renovata (Anatomica ad partes corporis humani; Ad generationem (2 parts); Opuscula patholigica)

      Lausanne: Grasset, 1762 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Opera Minora Emendata, Aucta, et Renovata (Anatomica ad partes corporis humani; Ad generationem (2 parts); Opuscula patholigica). Lausanne: Grasset, 1762, 1767, 1768. 3 vols. 4to (244 x 196 mm), xxii, [2], 608 p., 13 engraved plates (some folding); vi, 311, [6], 312-607 pp, 6 engraved plates (some folding), 1 table; 388 pp., 17 engraved plates (some folding), titles printed in red and black, double medallion frontispiece with the author's portrait on title in vol. 1, contemporary vellum, morocco labels to spine. Ex library notes in script to endpapers, ink stamp to title and lower corner of some pages and plates, some marginal paper flaws. Provenance: Ex Bibliotheca D. Vincentii Tedaldi, Petralia, 1790; Ignazio Carapezza, Palermo. A nice copy and complete with all the plates present (there is no separate engraved frontispiece called for). ---- Garrison-Morton 534; Eimas, Heirs of Hippocrates 889; Osler 1156; Choulant, p. 289-291; Lundsgaard 460; Bibliographia Halleriana; Wellcome III/199; Blake 196 and Waller 4014. - RARE FIRST EDITION, first issue of vol. 1 with the double medaillon engraving on title. This work marks the beginning of scientific teratology. Haller himself esteemed this work as among his best productions. With the many scientific corrections which Haller was able to present to anatomists, owing to his exact investigations and to his studies under Albinus, he was bound to make pictorial representations of anatomic preparations the main object of his care. His illustrations are therefore very numerous. They are very clear, vivid, highly exact, and artistic. The greater part of them had been scattered through his many writings and these were later collected by Haller himself under the title «Opera minora.». Haller himself esteemed this work and his 'Icones' as among his best productions (Choulant)..

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        Preliminary Articles of Peace, between His Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the Catholick King. Signed at Fontainebleau, the 3rd Day of November, 1762. Published by Authority. DEFINING THE CONCLUSION OF THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR

      Printed by E. Owen and T. Harrison, in Warwick-Lane, 1762. 24pp., 4to., First and Sole Edition, on laid paper, elaborate woodcut device on title, woodcut head- and tail-pieces, parallel text in French and English printed in double columns, some mild age-staining (rather heavier on title), a few leaves lightly dog-eared; now preserved in custom-made folding board portfolio, paper label on backstrip. THE OFFICIAL ENGLISH PUBLICATION OF THE PRELIMINARY ARTICLES OF PEACE BETWEEN ENGLAND, FRANCE AND SPAIN THAT LED TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR. The Seven Years' War (1756-1763) was effectively the first 'world war', involving most major European nations in warfare in Europe, Canada, the US, India and the Caribbean. The North American phase of the conflict is commonly known in the US as the 'French and Indian War'. The preliminary articles here detailed were signed at Fontainebleau on 3 November 1762 by the Duke of Bedford (for George III of England), the Duke of Praslin (for Charles III of Spain) and the Marquis de Grimaldi (for Louis XV of France). The articles were ratified by the Treaty of Paris on 10 February 1763. Under its terms, Britain gained from France the entire province of Canada, all Louisiana east of the Mississippi, Cape Breton and all the islands in the St. Lawrence. France retained fishing rights in the St. Lawrence with the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon as a base. In the West Indies Britain gained Tobago, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, but returned Guadaloupe, Martinique, Desirade and St. Lucia to France. In the Mediterranean Britain exchanged Belle Isle for Minorca. In Africa Senegal was retained and Goree returned. In India, France recognised the supremacy of the British East India Company and effectively withdrew from colonial competition in the sub-continent. Britain and Spain exchanged the Floridas and the Bahamas. As can be seen the settlement redrew the geopolitical world map and marked the beginning of an extensive period of British dominance outside Europe. Extremely scarce. . Catalogs: military: to 1914.

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        Emile, ou de l'Education

      The Hague: Jean Neaulme [i.e. Paris, Nicolas-Bonaventure Duchesne], 1762 First edition of one of the monuments of Rousseau's philosophy. Rousseau returns to the origin of moral and religious principles and follows their application to man and society. The central idea remains the same as in the Discours, and is expressed once more in the opening words of the book: 'Tout est bien sortant des mains de l'auteur des choses; tout dégénère entre les mains de l'homme'. Contemporary French mottled calf, a trifle rubbed and the odd corner worn, red edges, marbled endpapers, spines attractively gilt in compartments with floral motif, contrasting red and blue morocco lettering-pieces gilt; contemporary ink ownership stamp ('Bourlamaque') to the title and booklabel ('Bernard et Auger') to the front pastedown in each volume. Four volumes, octavo. With five engraved plates (the variant plate of Thétis in vol. I); titles printed in red and black. Early ink inscription to the front flyleaf in vol. III; the occasional blemish, but a very nice, crisp copy The publication history of the book is somewhat complex. Rousseau had entrusted his completed manuscript to the maréchale de Luxembourg (who had offered to find him a publisher more generous than Marc-Michel Rey) and Nicolas-Bonaventure Duchesne and his associate Pierre Guy were decided upon; the contract was signed in September 1761. 'In November Duchesne signed an agreement with Jean Néaulme, a Dutch publisher chosen ... to undertake an edition parallel to Duchesne's for distribution outside France... Duchesne's first edition appeared in two formats: a duodecimo with the false imprint "A Amsterdam, Chez Jean Néaulme" and an octavo with the false imprint "A La Haye, Chez Jean Néaulme". The sheets of the duodecimo edition were printed first, and the pages then re-imposed for printing in octavo' (McEachern, pp. 16?7), but it was the octavo which was issued first (see McEachern for a full account of the various difficulties arising between author and printer). Our copy has all four cancels, as usual. McEachern states that "copies of the octavo with cancellanda are exceedingly rare: I have located only one (Stuttgart) containing the the two cancellanda of vol. i, and none at all containing the two cancellanda of vol. ii.

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        A View of the Exchange the South and North Blaak taken from the Gaapers Bridge Roterdam. Vue de la Bourse Le Gadpers Brug et de Sud et Nord Blaak a Roterdam." Teilansicht mit Börse, Blaak und Zugbrücke, im Vordergrund hübsche Staffage mit Kutsche, Fuhrwerk und Personen. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich 1762. 24.5x39.5 cm. - Auf grauen Karton montiert, die schmalen Ränder etwas angeschmutzt, im Himmel kurze Quetschfalte und Farbe berieben, 2 kl. braune Flecke.

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        Remarks on the Beauties of Poetry [and] An Inquiry Into The Beauties of Painting; and Into The Merits Of The Most Celebrated Painters, Ancient and Modern [and] Observations On The Correspondence Between Poetry and Music

      London: R. and J. Dodsley. 1762-1769.. First edition of 'Remarks' (1762) and 'Observations' (1769), third edition (1769) of 'An Inquiry'. Small 8vo. [ii], 123pp; xvi, 200pp; vi, 155pp; [4]pp publ adverts. Full contemporary calf with spine title label, extremities rubbed, a little more so at the joints and head and tail of spine, some discolouring on the boards. Top edges coloured, the others darkened, internally clean. Long (faint) note in pencil on the front free endpaper, and longer note in ink on the following blank (an extract of a critique of Young's 'Night Thoughts'), seemingly in the hand of the (contemporary? - certainly not recent) owner whose name appears on the front paste-down. A very good copy. ***The Irish-born Webb (1719–98) spent most of his working life in Bath. These three important treatises on aesthetics comprise his main work. .

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        Suite des portraits des ducs et duchesses de la Maison royale de Lorraine, dessinés et gravés d'après les medailles de Sr Urbain par les plus habiles maitres de Florence, avec la dissertation historique et chronologique de Dom Augustin Calmet, abbé de Senones. (2 parties en 1 volume)

      Florence: Chez François Moücke, 1762 Première Partie (1762): Frontispice -[vii] - 2e frontispice - 96 pages; Seconde Partie (1763): Frontispice - Page Titre - 94 pages. Pages titre en 2 couleurs (noir et rouge) avec vignette, 81 planches (incluant 3 frontispices - le texte du 1er frontispice est différent des 2 autres). Les pages intérieures et les planches sont en très bonne condition, propres et solides. La reliure en velin est en très bonne condition, très légèrement usée sur les coins, mais encore solide. TRÈS RARE. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        La Marchande de Canards

      Paris: Moyreau, 1762. Hand-coloured engraving on laid paper by Moyreau. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and a bit of mild rippling. 14 7/8 x 19 1/8 inches. 18 1/2 x 24 inches. A fine composition showing a group of cavalrymen congregating oustide of a duck merchant's cottage. This beautifully coloured print is one of many engravings Jean Moyreau (1690-1762) made of Wouwerman's paintings. Born into a family of Dutch artists in Haarlem in 1619, the prolific draughtsman and painter Philips Wouwerman was primarily renowned for his lively battle and hunting scenes. After an early elementary introduction to the art of painting by his father, Paulus Joostens, he trained with the landscape painter Jan Wynants (1620-1679) and briefly worked in the Hamburg studio of the history painter Everard Decker (d. 1647) around 1638. Wouwerman later returned to Haarlem, where he joined the Guild of St. Luke, which later elected him to the office of vinder in 1646. His elegantly rendered, distinctive works, which are characterized by their luminous colour and detailed, animated treatment of figures and landscape alike, were extremely popular in the seventeenth century as well as the nineteenth century, during which they were zealously collected. In addition to his hunting scenes, Wouwerman's varied and substantial repertoire of subjects included military and battle scenes, landscapes, travellers, animals and genre subjects. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol 14, p. 723

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England; Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      Cambridge: Printed by J[ohn]. Baskerville for B. Dod, 1762. First Baskerville duodecimo edition. Leather Bound. Near Fine. 4 1/4 x 7 inches. 12mo. Collates as: a (2 leaves) + b (6 leaves) + B - Hh (in 6s). Title page with price "Five Shillings" now covered by pasted star and lozenge, apparently from the border of another Baskerville printing. Griffiths 1762/8. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins. The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre. Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, 1762. [61] leaves. First Baskerville edition. ESTCT87252. Bound with: Brady, N[icholas] and N[ahum] Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes used in the Churches. Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville. 1762. [52] leaves. First (and only) Baskerville edition. ESTCT107540. Marbled endpapers. Ffep with calligraphic inscription of Elizabeth Holcombe Wellington dated 1813 (two years prior to the Battle of Waterloo), a possible but unconfirmed relation of the Duke of Wellington. All page edges gilt. Bound in contemporary full maroon morocco with black central black onlay with divine monogram ("IHS"), winged angels and flames, and elaborately gilt-tooled borders and spine. Corners rounded. Three first edition Baskerville printings bound together in a spectacular contemporary English binding. Particularly unusual for containing both the "old" (Sternhold & Hopkins) Psalter and the "new" (Brady & Tate) Psalter. A unique book. Baskerville was an innovative printer and typographer whose works are considered to be some of the most beautiful printed in the English language. Tributes to his genius as a printer include the font that bears his name, as well as nods by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (The Hound of the Baskervilles) and Umberto Eco (who named the protagonist in The Name of the Rose William of Baskerville).

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        Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, oder vollständige Beschreibung derselben / verfertiget oder gebilliget von denen Herren der Academie der Wissenschaften zu Paris. In das Teutsche übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Johann Heinrich Gottlob von Justi, Königlichen Großbrittanischen Bergrathe und Ober-Policey-Commissario der Königl. Großbrittanischen Societät der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen ... (ab Band 5 von Daniel Gottfried Schreber)

      Berlin, Rüdiger 1762 -1805. 4to. 21 Bände einschließlich Gesamtregister (in Band 20). Band 9-13: Königsberg, Kanter; Band 14: Frankfurt o. Dr.; Band 15: Nürnberg, Weigel & Schneider; Band 16-20: Berlin, Pauli; Band 21: Erlangen, Palm. Mit 1 gestochenen Frontispispiz, 5 gestochenen Titelvignetten, 10 gestochenen Textvignetten, 9 gefalteten Tabellen und 603 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln (davon 6 in Faksimile). Leder-Bände der Zeit mit je 2 Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung - Engelmann, Mechan. 324 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der "Descriptions des arts et métiers", das die wichtigsten Handwerke und Künste beschreibt. "Eines der großen illustrierten Quellenwerke zur Technikgeschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Für manche Themen wurden deutsche Autoren herangezogen; ... ein wundervolles Lese- und Bilderbuch, wenn man die materielle Kultur des 18. Jahrhunderts studieren möchte." (Deutsches Museum, München auf seiner HP) Diese Reihe enthält auch das Generalregister für alle 20 Bände sowie den nachträglich erschienenen Band 21, der originale deutsche Beiträge enthält. Inhalt: - Band 1. 1762. (4), 484 Seiten Inhalt: Duhamel du Monceau: Die Kunst des Kohlenbrennens. 1 Tafel; Duhamel du Monceau: Die Kunst des Lichtziehens. 3 Tafeln; Réaumur: Das Ankerschmieden. 6 Tafeln; Duhamel du Monceau: Der Nadler. 7 Tafeln; Lalande: Die Kunst Papier zu machen. 14 Tafeln - Band 2. 1763. (8), 450, (26) Seiten Inhalt: Bouchu: Abhandlung von den Eisenhammern und hohen Oefen. Teil 1-2. 6 Tafeln; Duhamel du Monceau: Die Kunst des Wachsziehens. 8 Tafeln; Lalande: Die Kunst Pergament zu machen. 2 Tafeln; Fougeroux de Bondaroy: Die Kunst das vergoldete und versilberte Leder zu verfertigen. 2 Tafeln; Fougeroux de Bondaroy: Die Kunst den Schiefer aus den Steinbrüchen zu brechen, ihn zu spalten und zu schneiden. 4 Tafeln - Band 3. 1764. (8), 406, (26) Seiten Inhalt: Courtivron / Bouchu: Abhandlung von den Eisenhammern und hohen Oefen, Teil 3-4. 17 Tafeln; Duhamel de Monecau: Die Kunst Karten zu machen (Spielkarten). 5 Tafeln; Macqueur: Die Kunst der Seidenfärberey (Seidenfärberei). 6 Tafeln: Lalande: Die Kunst Pappen zu machen. 1 Tafel - Band 4. 1765. (10), 360 Seiten Inhalt: Fougeroux de Bondaroy: Die Böttgerkunst (Böttcher). 6 Tafeln; Lalande: Die Kunst des Weisgerbers (Weißgerber). 4 Tafeln; Duhamel / Fourcroy / Gallon: Die Kunst Mauer- und Dachziegel zu streichen. 9 Tafeln; Duhamel du Monceau: Die Kunst des Zuckersiedens. 10 Tafeln; Justi: Die Kunst das Silber zu affinieren - Band 5. 1766. (8), 468, (8) Seiten Inhalt: Ballon: Die Kunst Messing zu machen. 18 Abbildungen auf 12 Tafeln; Duhamel du Monceau: Die Tuchmacherkunst. 15 Tafeln (Tafel 4 in Faksimile); Lalande: Die Lohgerberkunst. 3 Tafeln (Tafeln 1 und 2 in Faksimile). - Band 6. 1767. (12), 348, (16) Seiten Inhalt: Duhamel de Monceau: Die Tuchfrisirkunst. 5 Tafeln; Lalande: Die Kunst Saffinaleder zu bereiten. 1 Tafel: Lalande: Die Kunst das Leder auf Ungarische Art zu bereiten. 1 Tafel; Lalande: Die Kunst des Weißgerbers. 2 Tafeln; Nollet: Die Hutmacherkunst. 6 Tafeln; Duhamel du Monceau: Die Kunst des Dachdeckers. 4 Tafeln - Band 7. 1768. (4), 276, (12) Seiten Inhalt: Duhamel du Monceau: Die Kunst türkische Tapeten zu weben (Savonnerie). 4 Tafeln; Fourcroy de Ramecourt: Die Kalkbrennerkunst. 15 Tafeln; Jars: Die Kunst wie in Holland Ziegel gestrichen und mit Torf gebrannt werden. 1 Tafel und 1 gefaltete Tabelle; Wijnblad: Anweisung wie Ziegelhütten einzurichten. 6 Tafeln; Garsault: Die Kunst der Ball- und Raquettenmacher und vom Ballspiele. 5 Tafeln - Band 8. 1769. (2), 784, (30) Seiten Inhalt: Garsault: Die Paruckenmacherkunst oder von dem Barbieren, Haarverschneiden ... (Perückenmacher, Friseur). 5 Tafeln; Malouin: Ausführliche Beschreibung der Müller-, Nudelmacher- und Bäckerkunst. 10 Tafeln - Band 9. 1769. (8), 490, (30) Seiten Inhalt: Garsault: Der Schuster. 5 Tafeln; Duhamel du Monceau: Die Schlösserkunst. 43 Tafeln (einschl. Tafel 6a) - Band 10. 1772. (8), 436, (20, letzte 2 weiß) Seiten Inhalt: Morand: Die Kunst auf Steinkohlen zu bauen (Bergbau). 11 Tafeln; Beauvais Raseau: Die Kunst des Indigobereiters. 11 Tafeln - Band 11. 1772. (8), 380, (12) Seiten Inhalt: Beschreibung der Eisenberg- und Hüttenwerke in der Steiermark. 1 Tafel; Duhamel du Monceau: Die Kunst verschiedene Arten von Leim zu machen (Leimsiederei). 3 Tafeln; Duhamel du Monceau / Lamarre: Allgemeine Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische. Teil 1. 21 Tafeln - Band 12. 1773. (2), 438 Seiten Inhalt: Duhamel du Monceau / Lamarre: Allgemeine Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische. Teil 2. 50 Tafeln - Band 13. 1775. (8), 472 Seiten Inhalt: Duhamel du Monceau / Lamarre: Allgemeine Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische. Teil 3. 36 Tafeln in 2 Abteilungen. Abteilung 1 Tafel 9 in Faksimile; Milly: Die Kunst das ächte Porzellan zu verfertigen. 1 gestochene Titelvignette und 8 Tafeln - Band 14. 1780. (28), 250, (2); (8), 290, (6); (12), 130, (2) Seiten Inhalt: Le Vieil: Die Kunst auf Glas zu malen und Glasarbeiten zu verfertigen. 3 Teile. 3 gestochene Titelvignetten und 13 Tafeln. Teil 2 Tafel 2 in Faksimile - Band 15. 1782-1783. (6), 323, (1); (4), 84 Seiten Inhalt: De la Platiere: Kunst des Wollenzeugfabrikanten. 11 Tafeln; De la Platiere: Kunst die Wollenzeuge zuzurichten und zu drucken. 6 Tafeln - Band 16. 1788. (8), 18, (2); 73, (3); (2), 80, (2); (6), 232, (2); (2), 102, (2) Seiten Inhalt: Duhamel: Die Seifensiderkunst. 1 Tafel; Garsault: Der Leinwandhandel. 4 Abbildungen auf 2 Tafeln; Garsault: Das Schneiderhandwerk. 18 Abbildungen auf 10 Tafeln; Halle: Die Leinenmanufaktur, oder die vollständige Oekonomie des Flachsbaues. Gestochene Titelvignette und 9 Tafeln; Halle: Die Tabaksmanufactur. 5 Tafeln - Band 17. 1789. 8, 282, (2); 70, (2); (2), 162 Seiten Inhalt: LaGardette: Kunst des Bleiarbeiters bei Gebäuden, Wasserleitungen und Springbrunnen, durch M.***. 17 Tafeln; de Chaulnes; Neue Art, mathematische und astronomische Instrumente abzuteilen. 8 Tafeln; de LaPlatiere: Die Baumwollen-Sammetfabrikation oder die Verfertigung des Manchester sammets. 11 Tafeln - Band 18. 1790. 8, (4), 97, (1); 16; 192, (4); 64; 148, (2) Seiten Inhalt: Saint-Aubin: Die Stickerkunst. 11 Tafeln; Fougeroux d'Angerville: Die Siebmacherkunst oder Verfertigung der Pergamentsiebe. 2 Tafeln; Garsault: Die Riemer- und Sattlerkunst (mit Kutschenbau). 22 Tafeln; Duhamel du Monceau: Die Kunst, Eisen zu Draht zu ziehen. 4 Tafeln. Die Kunst des Stahlblattmachers zu den Blättern mit stählernen Zähnen für die Manufakturen der seidenen Zeuge. 12 Tafeln - Band 19. 1791. (12), (2), 72, 517, (60) Seiten Inhalt: Duhamel du Monceau: Anfangsgründe der Schiffbaukunst. Frontispiz, 10 gestochenen Vignetten, 18 Tafeln und 7 gefaltete Tabellen. Tafel 1 in Faksimile - Band 20. 1795. (2), 32, 600; 324 Seiten Inhalt: Salmoon: Die Zinngießerkunst. 2 Teile. 32 Tafeln und 1 gefaltete Tabelle; Universal-Register über alle 20 Bände - Band 21. 1805. (2), 9, (1), 120 Seiten Inhalt: Langsdorf / Wassermann: Der Strumpfwirkerstuhl und sein Gebrauch. 14 Tafeln. Schöne einheitlich gebundene Reihe, nur gelegentlich gringe Schabspuren, Stempel des 19. Jahrhunderts und Namenseintrag auf Titel, einzelne Tafeln an den Rändern fleckig und geknittert mit kleinen Einrissen, 3 Tafeln mit unbedeutendem Bildverlust, in 1 Band Titelblatt am Rand ergänzt -

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      Boston: John Draper, 1762.. Broadside, 14 1/2 x 10 inches. Old folds. Moderate tanning and soiling, particularly in margins. Clean tear at top along fold with no loss; small holes at fold not affecting text. A good copy. Archivally matted and protected with a mylar sheet. An extremely rare Massachusetts broadside printed towards the end of the French and Indian War, in which Gov. Francis Bernard calls for two thousand new recruits to serve under Sir Jeffrey Amherst, Field Marshal and Commander-in-Chief and Governor of North America. Amherst had previously been responsible for a series of victories against the French which led to the conquest of Canada. The proclamation, dated March 4, 1762, indicates that the soldiers will "serve only within the northern district of North America." Additional terms of service for the men who enlist include the following: "They are to serve only until the last day of October next, and will be discharged sooner if a peace should intervene. They are to enter into immediate pay, and to receive seven pounds each, as a bounty, besides a blanket; and they will have six dollars per month; and be provided with victuals, tents, camp- equipage, and all other accommodations...And they may in general depend upon serving under the officers with whom they enlist." Extremely rare, not in Evans, Bristol, or NAIP. Ford lists only the Massachusetts Historical Society copy. FORD 1271.

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        THE HOLY BIBLE. Containing the Old and New testaments: Newly translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in Churches

      Cambridge: Printed By Joseph Bentham, Printer to the University; Sold By Benjamin Dod, Bookseller, at the Bible and Key in Ave-Mary Lane, near St. Paul's, London. 1762. FIRST ROYAL QUARTO EDITION. Two volumes bound into three with separate title page for the New Testament. The Apocrypha bound after the N.T in the third volume. This copy, measuring 304 x 230 mm, is much larger than the dimensions listed in Herbert's revised edition of Darlow & Moule (255 x 186 mm), and is possibly a Large Paper issue. Engraved frontis by C. Grignion after F. Hayman. Fine and bright throughout, the books are bound in contemporary full brown decorative panelled calf bindings. Spines with raised bands. Compartments double ruled in gilt. Brown labels with double ruled border either side of a dotted border, lettering and 2 cherub designs, all in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some minor bumping to the corners and small amount of loss to the spine ends and bottom of one board. A couple of cracks in the hinges but all still firm and strong. Overall a superior set of this uncommon and important Bible in fine quality and decorative eighteenth century leather bindings. The set looks great on the shelf. Published the same year was a folio edition, printed from the same setting of type, but "lengthened" by leading between lines, which is considerably rarer. It was thought that this rarity was due to a fire at the warehouse of the London Bookseller Benjamin Dod. A circa 19th century manuscript note in the British Library folio copy states 'Only six copies were preserved from a fire at the printers.' although more copies have come to light since that was written and it is now thought that the writer had confused the 1762 bible with the 1769 Oxford folio Bible that was damaged in a warehouse fire in January 8th 1770. This edition, usually referred to as the Standard Edition, contains the first printing of the hugely significant recension of the King James Version text by Dr. Francis Sawyer Parris, Master, and Librarian, of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Henry Therold, fellow of Magdalene. "In this Bible a serious attempt was made to correct the text of King James' version by amending the spelling and punctuation, unifying and extending the use of italics, and removing printers' errors. Marginal annotations, which had been growing in some Bibles since 1660, although excluded from others, were finally received into the place they have occupied ever since, sundry new ones being added. Lloyd's dates and chronological notes were also adopted and increased, and the marginal references were much enlarged" ? Herbert, p. 274. (Ref; Historical catalogue of printed editions of the English Bible 1525-1961 by T. H. Darlow and H. F. Moule, revised and expanded by A. S. Herbert.).

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        Die Herzogl: Holstein Gottorp: Residenz- See- und Handelsstadt Kiel sambt dessen Hafen in einem accuraten Plan und Prospect entworfen. Altkolor. Kupferstich von Homann, Nürnberg, 1762. 55 x 47,5 cm.,

      1762 - Klose/Martius 18a; Klose-Sedlmaier, Alt-Kiel, S. 48, 1.- Dekoratives Blatt mit 4 Darstellungen. Zeigt Grundriß mit Hafen, Titelkartusche unten rechts mit Meilenanzeiger, Windrose und Segelboote im Hafen, Legenden oben links und rechts. Darunter zwei Gesamtansichten der Stadt von der Land- und Seeseite. Im unteren Teil Plan mit der Kieler Förde. Zeigt Tiefenangaben und wieder eine Windrose und Segelboote. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        La physique occulte ou Traité de la baguette divinatoire.

      La Haye Adrien Moetjens 1762 - 2 volumes in-12, 12 ff., 275, 246 pp., 2 ff. Frontispice, 23 gravures H.T. Reliure demi veau époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison.(coiffes usées, début de fente aux mors). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Editio secunda, aucta. I-II.

      Lars Salvius, Stockholm, 1762-1763. (16), 784 + (2), 785-1684, (64) s. + 1 graverat porträtt. Mycket eleganta, samtida helskinnband med sprängda snitt, röda ryggtiteletiketter samt överdådigt guldornerade ryggar med fem upphöjda bind. Pärmarna med några lättare skrapmärken. Namnteckning på de klistrade försättsbladen, del 1 med namnteckning på fria försättsbladets baksida, försättsbladen i del 2 något brunfläckade i marginalerna. Titelbladen tryckta i svart respektive rött och svart, inlagorna med ett fåtal obetydliga små fläckar samt med några nära samtida, ytterligt prydliga och diskreta marginalanteckningar i bläck. En mycket fin och välhållen uppsättning, de små anmärkningarna till trots.. Två volymer. Andra och väsentligt utökade upplagan av ett av Linnés huvudarbeten. Här med Carl Eric Bergqvists (1711-1781) graverade porträtt från 1761, vilket beställdes av Linnés förläggare Lars Salvius. Linné var dock inte vidare tillfreds med porträttets naturtrohet, något som framgår i ett par passager av Linnés brevväxlingar med Abraham Bäck respektive Salvius: "... at det aldrig til minsta är likt" samt "Tack för portraitet, det går wäl an, allenast skulle jag bedia, att han på örten, som hålles i handen, sätter Linnéa med blommor, hwartill intet teckn synes". Salvius lät året därpå beställa ett nytt porträtt utfört av Preisler, vilket enligt uppgift ska ha bundits med något senare bindningar av verket. Inget av porträtten är dock att betrakta som vanligt förekommande i exemplar av Species Plantarum, och saknas allt som oftast. (Källa: Tycho Tullberg: Linnéporträtt vid Uppsala universitets minnesfest på tvåhundraårsdagen af Carl von Linnés födelse)

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        Abhandlung von Bäumen Stauden und Sträuchen welche in Frankreich in freyer Luft erzogen werden. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, und mit vielen neuen Anmerkungen vermehrt, durch Carl Christoph Delhafen von Schöllenbach. Nürnberg, Seligmann, 1762/63. 47 Bll., 258 S.; 2 Bll., 284 S., 58 Bll. Mit 12 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, 1 Titelkupfer und 193 Textkupfern. HPgt. d. Zt. m. RTit. (leicht berieben).

      Cobres II, 34.- Vgl. Nissen 548; Pritzel 2469.- Die französische Originalausgabe des Werkes war 1755 erschienen und wurde 1791 in die Reihe 'Descriptions des arts et métiers' als Band 19 aufgenommen. Der Autor (Paris 1700-1782) war Generalinspektor der Marine und seit 1728 Mitglied der Akademie und betrieb Forschungen auf den Gebieten Botanik, Agrikultur, Handel, Marine und Technik.- Gutes Exemplar mit anschaulichen, exakten Pflanzendarstellungen.- Ohne den dritten Teil.-

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        Travels of the Jesuits into various Parts of the World: Compiled from their Letters. Now first attempted in English ... Extracts from other Travellers, and miscellaneous Notes

      London: Printed for T. Piety at the Rose and Crown in Pater-Noster-Row, 1762. Second (and best) edition, corrected. Edges a little rubbed, upper hinge of volume I splitting, else fine. Maps in excellent condition with no tears or foxing. Octavo.

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        Del contratto sociale o principj del diritto politico...tradotto dal francese da G. Mennini. Parigi, Honnert, 1796. (Insieme a:) Supplément au contrat social applicable particulièrement aux grand nations.

      Due opere rilegate in un tomo in 8° (176x105); pagg. 8 non num., 236; pagg. 404. Mezza pelle coeva con titolo su tassello al dorso.Rara prima edizione italiana a cui seguì una nuova versione l'anno successivo a Genova. L'opera, pubblicata nel 1762, è divisa in quattro libri e rappresenta uno dei caposaldi del pensiero politico-illuministico francese in cui Rousseau afferma che ogni governo dipende dal mandato del popolo.Unita si trova un'edizione non meglio identificata del Supplemento, originariamente pubblicato nel 1791 a Parigi.Buon esemplare genuino con barbe a piena pagina, generale lieve ingiallitura della carta e fioriture più accentuate all'inizio del tomo. Una pagina del Supplemento con strappo restaurato.

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        Du Contract Social; ou Principes du Droit Politique.

      a Amsterdam, chez Marc Michel Rey, 1762. 1762 In-8° (180x105mm), pp. XII, 212, cartonatura marmorizzata marrone coeva. Frontespizio impresso in rosso e nero con vignetta allegorica in rame rappresentante la Giustizia. Una testatina e un capolettera ornati. Esemplare assai bello. Rara contraffazione dell'edizione originale (e ad essa contemporanea) di uno dei libri più rilevanti dell'intera storia del pensiero politico. Il Dufour, ("Recherches Bibliographiques sur les Ouvres imprimées de Jean-Jacques Rousseau", Paris, 1925), elenca le sei contraffazioni note dell'edizione originale: la nostra corrisponde al numero 136. Questa contraffazione è diversa sia nel formato che nella paginazione dalle due edizioni originali: della prima riproduce esattamente il frontespizio in rosso e in nero, compresa la vignetta in rame incisa da Boily. Dufour, cit.. Kress, n. 6055 (stessa paginazione). Cfr. Tchémerzine, V, p. 544. Higgs, nn. 2644-45. Graesse, VI, 177; "L'Illuminismo Francese alla Fondazione Feltrinelli", n. 862.

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        Li regni di Sicilia e Sardegna colle adiacenti isole di Corsica, Elba, Malta e Liparee? parte delle spiagge settentrionali dell'Africa e delle meridionali d'Italia.

      Incisione in rame su disegno di Rizzi Zannoni, di mm 590x480, dipinta d'epoca. Interessante carta geografica con bel cartiglio figurato. La dicitura "Eredi Homann" distingue l'attività tipografica intrapresa dai figli e generi di J.B. Homann, nato a Norimberga nel 1663. Questi, dopo l'apprendistato presso D. Funk e G. Sandrart, nel 1702 iniziò una propria produzione cartografica, raggiungendo ben presto un notevole successo per l'eleganza e la modernità, ben amalgamando aspetto scientifico e decorativo. Nel 1707 pubblicò il primo atlante, arricchendolo rapidamente fino a superare il centinaio di carte con il ''Grosser Atlas" di 126 carte. Morì nel 1723.Bell'esemplare, con due restauri marginali e qualche trascurabile traccia di umidità.

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        Mineralogie, ou nouvelle exposition du regne minéral. Ouvrage dans lequel on a tâché de ranger dans l'ordre le plus naturel les individus de ce Regne, & où l'on expose leurs propriétés & usages méchaniques; avec un dictionnaire nomenclateur et des tables synoptiques.

      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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        Beschouwing der wonderen Gods, in de minst geachte schepzelen.

      Of Nederlandsche Insecten, naar hunne aanmerkelijke huishouding, verwonderlijke gedaantewisseling en andere wetenswaardige bijzonderheden ... Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1762-1860. 8 volumes. 4to. With 8 handcoloured engraved or lithographed frontispieces and 400 handcoloured engraved or lithographed plates. 19th century half cloth, gilt lettering on spines. (and continuation: Second Series): SNELLEN VAN VOLLENHOVEN, S.C. Beschrijvingen en afbeeldingen van Nederlandsche vlinders. 4 volumes. Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp/ 's-Gravenhage, M. Nijhoff, 1860-1900. 4 volumes. 4to. With 188 (of 200) lithographed handcoloured plates. Contemporary half red morocco, gilt ornamented and lettered spines & contemporary publisher's gilt cloth (4th volume). (and continuation: Third Series): BRANTS, A. Nederlandsche vlinders beschreven en afgebeeld. Aflevering I-X (all published). s'Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1905-1928. Large-4to. With 10 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary wrappers. An almost complete set of one of the finest works on butterflies ever published. The present copy lacks the last parts and the final title to volume 4 of the second series. Volume 4 of the second series was published from 1877 to 1900 and is often found lacking or incomplete. We have pp. 1 to 218 (of 338) and plates 1 to 38 (of 50), bound in publisher's gilt cloth, which indicates that the publisher considered this the final unfinished volume of the complete work. Cobres I, 381: "Ein Werk ohne seines gleiches, in der ungemein sauberen Ausführung, daher höchst schätzbar'.; " ... eines der prächtigsten Abbildungswerke der Lepidopterologie ..." (W. Junk). Its really marvellously executed plates are the culminating point of entomological illustration. Almost complete copies as the one offered are of great rarity. The publication of this work which according to Nissen probably started as early as 1728, stopped two hundred years later, when in 1928 the author of the third series, A. Brants, deceased after having completed only the first ten parts of the first volume. The famous publishing house Sepp & Zoon was a firm which excercised the utmost care in producing colour-plate books of outstanding quality. In the present case Sepp was the author as well as the publisher. "First series started by Christiaan Andreas Sepp together with his son Jan Christiaan (1739-1811) published in issues and in the format after the model chosen by Roesel von Rosenhof; Sepp followed his own path for the descriptions of butterflies and their illustrations. It has become the most important work on Dutch lepidoptera" (Landwehr 182). Nissen ZBI, 3808 & 3808a; Horn & Schenkling 20145; Landwehr 182 & 202.

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        [ Recueil de pièces de théâtre - Comédies en Prose : ] Crispin Médecin, Comédie - L'Amant, auteur et Valet, Comédie en un acte - La Pupille, Comédie - Le Tuteur dupé, Comédie en cinq Actes et en Prose - La Manie des Arts ou, La Matinée à la Mode, Comédie - Le Bourru Bienfaisant. Comédie en trois actes et en prose - Les Trois jumeaux vénitiens, Comédie italienne, en quatre vers - L'Heureuse erreur, Comédie, en un acte et en prose - La Cour plénière, héroï-Tragi-Comédie, en trois actes et en prose - Le Président Dupaty aux Champs-Elisées - Les deux Figaro, Comédie, en cinq actes et en prose - Le Mariage du Capucin, Comédie en trois Actes, en prose.

      Brunet Libraires Associés Veuve Duchesne Chapuy Barba Baville Brouilhet 1762 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane verte, contient : Hauteroche : Crispin Médecin, Comédie, Chez Brunet, Paris, 1789, 54 pp. - L'Amant, auteur et Valet, Comédie en un acte, Chez les Libraires Associés, Paris, 1785, 40 pp. - Fagan : La Pupille, Comédie, Par la Compagnie des Libraires, Paris, 1762, 38 pp. - Rochon de Chabannes : La Manie des Arts ou, La Matinée à la Mode, Comédie en un acte et en prose, représentée pour la première fois, par les Comédiens ordinaires du Roi, le Mercredi premier Juin 1763, Chez la Veuve Duchesne, Paris, 1775, 29 pp. - Caillava d'Estandoux : Le Tuteur dupé, Comédie en cinq Actes et en Prose, Chez la Veuve Duchesne, Paris, 1771, 63 pp. - Goldoni : Le Bourru Bienfaisant. Comédie en trois actes et en prose, Chez La Veuve Duchesne, 1781, 76 pp. - A. Collalto : Les Trois jumeaux vénitiens, Comédie italienne, en quatre vers, Chez Ruault, Paris, 1777, 79 pp. - J. Patrat : L'Heureuse erreur, Comédie, en un acte et en prose, représentée pour la première fois, par les Comédiens Italiens ordinaires du Roi, le 22 Juillet 1783, Chez Broulhiet, Toulouse, 1783, 44 pp. - Abbé de Vermond : La Cour plénière, héroï-Tragi-Comédie, en trois actes et en prose, Jouée le 14 juillet 1788, par une Société d'Amateurs, dans un Château aux environs de Versailles, Chez la Veuve Liberté, Baville, Paris, 1788, 77 pp. - Le Président Dupaty aux Champs-Elisées, 1788, 24 pp. - Desaudras, Les deux Figaro, Comédie, en cinq actes et en prose, représentée à Paris, sur le Théâtre Français, Louvois et Faydeau ; et à Bordeaux sur le Grand Théâtre, Chez Chapuy, Bordeaux, An VI, 1798, 56 pp. - Pelletier-Volméranges : Le Mariage du Capucin, Comédie en trois Actes, en prose, Chez Barba, Paris, An XI, 1803, 63 pp. Très intéressant recueil de pièces datant de la fin de l'ancien Régime et de la période révolutionnaire, dont plusieurs en édition originale (La Cour Plénière, L'Heureuse erreur ) ou introuvables (Minuit, Le Président Dupaty aux Champs-Elisées, Les deux Figaro, Les Trois Jumeaux Vénitiens). Bon état (dos portant le n°1). Français

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      REMONDINIEdito nel 1762 a Venezia , In 4° piccolo, legatura in piena pergamena, titoli manoscritti al dorso, vignetta al frontespizio, alzatine e capilettera. Seconda edizione italiana, tradotta da quella di Londra del 1753, arricchita d'un nuovo trattato del Signor Barone Gerardo Van-Swieten, Sopra le malattie delle Armate, e nel metodo di curarle. Pringle (1707-1782) viene considerato il fondatore della moderna medicina militare, in quest'opera, che è suddivisa in tre parti, l'A. menzione le malattie delle truppe inglesi nelle varie campagne (Germania, Fiandre), cause e veicoli delle epidemie e lo prevenzione. Introduce inoltre norme e principi igienico-sanitari per migliorare la vita militare, con la ventilazione, per esempio, dell'aria nelle baracche.Conclude l'opera un appendice in cui si contengono esperienze sull'uso di sostanze settiche e asettiche, con annesse riflessioni a riguardo. Da notare in appendice una parte sulla fermentazione dei cibi. L'A. può essere considerato antesignano della creazione della Croce Rossa. Buon esemplare.

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        Flora Española, ó historia de las Plantas, que se crian en España...

      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. José 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

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        ÉLEMENTS D'AGRUCULTURE.... Paris, Chez H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour..., 1762.

      2 voll. Bella ril. in piena pelle, titolo e ricche decorazioni in oro al dorso con nervature, tagli in rosso, cm 17,5x10, Tomo primo: pp XXIV, 499 di t. 4 tavv incise e ripiegate f.t.; Tomo secondo: pp VIII, 410 di t., 1 c. non numer. f.t., 10 tavv incise e ripiegate f.t. Modesta. mancanza alla parte superiore del dorso del primo volume, contenutissime tracce d'uso esterne, peraltro ottimo esemplare.

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      Edito nel 1762 a Paris, , in 8° piccolo, legatura in piena pelle bazzana, dorso a nervi con fregi e titoli in oro, tagli maculati, pagg. 24+495. Edizione accresciuto di menù nuovi per le 4 stazioni , di stufati, di liquori, spiegazioni di termini propri, l'uso della cucina e una lista alfabetica degli utensili più necessari. Nuova edizione, la prima del 1746, e pubblicata con successo sino alla metà dell'800, definitiva e accresciuta rispetto alle precedenti, di questo grande classico della gastronomia francese. Non vi sono notizie di questo cuoco " Menon va donner un livre de recettes pratiques, faciles à executer " (oberlè).

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        Das Steinreich systematisch entworfen.

      Halle, J.J. Gebauer, 1762-1764. 2 parts, bound in one. 8vo (205 x 120mm). pp. 36, 140, (8); 16, 172, with 24 engraved folding plates. Contemporary boards. First edition of this major palaeontological work, based upon Walch's cabinet of fossils and minerals. 'In his travels Walch had visited natural history collections and had begun to assemble one himself, composed primarily of rocks and fossils, for which he outlined an exact system that he published in 1761 [sic; it should read 1762] - 1764' (DSB). It was this work which formed the classificatory basis of his completion of Knorr's 'Die Naturgeschichte der Versteinerungen' (1768-1773), the greatest work on fossils published in the eighteenth century. 'In this work Walch presented the first comprehensive palaeontology ordered according to the zoological system... Moreover, in addition to a basic systematics of all the forms known to him, Walch provided a general paleontology (deposition, sedimentary facies, facies distribution) and a history of palaeontology that is still worth reading. His recognition that fossils are members of a sequence linked by historical descent was a fundamental perception. Walch made the previously muddled study of fossils into a science' (ibid.). The first volume consists of an overview of the mineral kingdom, and an examination of fossils; the twenty-four plates illustrate over a hundred fossil specimens. The second volume is on the origins of minerals and fossils. Ward and Carozzi 2267.

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        Fingal, an ancient epic poem, in six books : Together with several other poems, composed by Ossian the son of Fingal. Unito con: Temora, An Ancient Epic Poem, in eight books: Together with several other Poems, composed by Ossian, the Son of Fingal..

      London, Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, in the St, 1762 ; 1763. 1762 2 volumi in -4, pp. [16],xvi,270; (4) xxxvi, 248. Leg. piena pelle dell?epoca. Dorsi a nervetti con fregi oro e titoli su tassello. Tagli rossi. Frontespizi impressi in rosso e nero con vignette incise da I. Taylor. Il volume con ll poema dedicato a Fingal comprende anche: ?A dissertation concerning the antiquity, &c. of the poems of Ossian the Son of Fingal?. Es. molto buono. Prima Edizione. Il tomo II (Temora) contiene, su tre pagine manoscritte in chiara grafia dell?epoca, ?Copy of a letter to the right hon.ble the Earl of D. _ Rome, August the 28th, 1764?, nella quale si discorre sull?opera, commentandone l?argomento e i contenuti. Viene citata anche la traduzione in italiano. Provenienza: Robert Strange (1721-92) celebre incisore inglese, membro delle accademie di Roma, Firenze e Bologna e professore dell'Accademia reale di Parma (ex-libris). Thomas Lumisden Strange (1756 - 1841), giudice capo alla suprema corte di Madras, figlio di Robert Strange (ex-libris). Fingal è il protagonista dei Poemi di Ossian resi famosi dal poeta scozzese James Macpherson (tra il 1760 e il 1765 ne pubblicò varie raccolte, presentandole come traduzioni degli stessi), che li fece passare come una rielaborazione dei testi di un leggendario bardo gaelico, da lui raccolti nelle Highlands. Attraverso il racconto delle gesta di Fingal e di un altro leggendario eroe irlandese, Chú Chulainn, Il ciclo di Ossian, esprime una nostalgia per l'eroico passato pagano, l'esaltazione delle virtù guerriere e cavalleresche. Notevole fu la sua influenza sulla poesia del Romanticismo, Goethe ne fu grande ammiratore, e Ugo Foscolo, ne riportò alcuni spunti nei suoi Sepolcri.

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        Emile ou de l'éducation.

      Amsterdam, Chez Jean Néaulme, 1762. 1762 Quattro volumi in 8° piccolo, pagg.(2), X, (1) 442, 2 ccbb; (2), 383, 1 cb; (2), 328, 2 cb; 1cb, (2), 463, (2) con 5 belle tavole incise su rame all'inizio di ogni capitolo dell'opera. Legatura in piena pelle coeva con fregi e titoli oro su tassello ai dorsi, tagli rossi. L'Emile, considerata dallo stesso Rousseau la sua opera più importante, è un trattato sulla natura umana che rivoluzionò completamente il sistema pedagogico occidentale. L'Autore, partendo dalle teorie di Locke e Montaigne, propose un nuovo tipo di approccio all'educazione infantile ed illustrò come a suo parere avrebbe dovuto essere educato il cittadino ideale, senza inculcare alcuna virtù ma prevenendo il vizio e consentendo il libero sviluppo della personalità. I primi tre capitoli sono dedicati a "Emile bambino", il quarto all'adolescenza ed il quinto alla figura di "Sophie", la giovane donna promessa ad Emile che rappresentava l'ideale di femminilità. L'opera, considerata pericolosa ed eversiva dalle autorità dell'epoca, fu subito messa al bando e la vendita fu proibita. La prima edizione fu pubblicata a Parigi nel 1762 in due formati diversi: una edizione in 12° con le false indicazioni "A Amsterdam, chez Jean Néaulme" e un'altra in 8° con la falsa indicazione "A La Haye, chez Jean Néaulme". Entrambe le edizioni possono essere considerati prima edizione, con la precisazione che l'8° è la prima emissione sul mercato, e il 12° è il primo effettivamente stampato. L'opera nonostante le aspre critiche che costarono l'esilio all'Autore, ebbe un immediato successo. Le edizioni clandestine e le contraffazioni furono moltissime già nel 1762. La nostra è da considerarsi probabilmente una di queste. Abili restauri alle cuffie dei dorsi. I volumi presentano gore marginaliche in un tomo hanno intaccato la carta moa non il testo. Nel complesso una buona copia. Brunet, IV, 1426; Graesse, VI, 177.

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        Du Contract Social; [half-title] Principes du Droit Politique. Marc Michel Rey, 1762. [together with:] Émile, ou de l'Éducation. The Hague, Jean Néaulme [i.e. Paris, Nicolas-Bonaventure Duchesne], 1762. [together with:] Oeuvres de Rousseau de Geneve. Nouvelle Edition revue, corrigée, & augmentée de plusieurs morceaux qui n'avoient point encore paru. Tome I [- Tome V]. Neuchatel, 1764. [together with:] Esprit, Maximes, et Principes de M. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, de Genéve. Neuchatel, Libraires Associés, 1764. [together with:] Lettres écrites de la Montagne. Premiere Partie. [- Seconde Partie]. Amsterdam, Marc Michel Rey, 1764.

      Marc Michel Rey, 1762. 1762. Seventeen volumes, vol XV 'Contract Social', 8vo, pp. [iv], viii, 323, [1] advertisement, engraved title vignette with the figure of Liberty seated; vols VI - IX Emile, 8vo, pp. [2], viii, [2] explication des figures, 466, [4] privilege, [1] errata, [1] blank, with engraved frontispiece and one plate bound after 'livre I'; engraved frontispiece, [iv], 407; engraved frontispiece, pp. [iv], 384, some spotting & dampstaining in last section; engraved frontispiece, pp. [iv], 455, some spotting to last two pages, else fine; Vol I - V, engraved frontispiece, pp. [iv], vi, 5-421; engraved frontispiece, pp. [ii], 447; engraved frontispiece, pp. [ii], xlvii, [48]-384; engraved frontispiece, pp. [iv], xvii, [18]-406, [1] contents, [1] blank - with half title; engraved frontispiece, pp. [iv], 288, cxliii, [1] errata; Vol X - XIII: La Nouvelle Heloise, first Paris edition, engraved frontispiece, pp. [iv], 408, with two engraved plates; [iv], 405 with plates 3-6; [iv], 432, with plates 7-9; [iv] 382, with plates 10-12; Vol. XIV Esprit, Maximes, et Principes de J.J. Neuchatel, Libraires Associes, 1764. Senelier 1739 8vo, engraved portrait, pp. xxiv, [25]-464; vol. XVI - XVII Lettres écrites de la Montagne. First edition. 8vo, pp. [viii], [i] advertisement du libraire, [i], 334; 8vo, pp. [ii], 226, [2] catalogue des livres, [2] errata, [231]-395, [5] contents, signatures bb, cc and dd browned, due to paper stock; uniformly bound in contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt in compartments, with two gilt-lettered lettering and numbering pieces; sides with triple gilt filets; some surface abrasions and short worm traces to joints; overall an attractive set in good condition. First edition of two of Rousseau's most important works, the Contract Social and Emile, uniformly bound in a set together with some of his other works, clearly put together by an early reader. First edition, second issue, of the Contract Social, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's most important political work, which influenced both the American and the French Revolution. 'It had the most profound influence on the political thinking of the generation following its publication. It was, after all, the first great 'emotional' plea for the equality of all men in the state: others had argued the same theoretically, but had themselves tolerated a very different government. Rousseau believed passionately in what he wrote, and when in 1789 a similar emotion was released on a national scale, the Contract Social came into its own as the bible of the revolutionaries in building their ideal state'. 'In practice his attempts to balance volonté de tous and volonté générale could result only in anarchy. Nevertheless his fundamental thesis that government depends absolutely on the mandate of the people, and his genuine creative insight into the political and economic problems of society gives his work an indisputable cogency' (PMM 207). First edition of Emile, arguably Rousseau's best-known work. The publication history of the book was complex. This is the first 8vo edition, which though printed second, was actually published and distribued first. (see McEachern, pp. 16-7). First edition of the Lettres écrites de la Montagne, written while Rousseau was in exile in Switzerland. They were a response to the attack by the procurator-general Tronchin in his 'Lettres de la campagne'. This work, which contains autobiographical elements later further developed in the Confessions, written 1764-70), showed Rousseau's allegiance to the cause of the ordinary citizens of Geneva in their struggles against the political elite. It was condemend by the parlement in 1765. (Dufour I, 232; Tchemerzine V, 550 - both bibliographies call for an added errata leaf not present here). I. Contract Social: Dufour 133; Printing and the Mind of Man 207; Sénelier, Bibliographie Rousseau 554; Tchemerzine V 543; see Leigh, Unsolved Problems in the Bibliography of J.-J. Rousseau, Cambridge, 1990. II. Émile: Dufour 1925; McEachern 1 A; Tchemerzine V, 545.

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        Emile, ou de l'Education

      The Hague: Jean Neaulme [i.e. Paris, Nicolas-Bonaventure Duchesne], 1762 First edition of one of the monuments of Rousseau's philosophy. Rousseau returns to the origin of moral and religious principles and follows their application to man and society. The central idea remains the same as in the Discours, and is expressed once more in the opening words of the book: 'Tout est bien sortant des mains de l'auteur des choses; tout dégénère entre les mains de l'homme'. Contemporary French mottled calf, a trifle rubbed and the odd corner worn, red edges, marbled endpapers, spines attractively gilt in compartments with floral motif, contrasting red and blue morocco lettering-pieces gilt; contemporary ink ownership stamp ('Bourlamaque') to the title and booklabel ('Bernard et Auger') to the front pastedown in each volume. Four volumes, octavo. With five engraved plates (the variant plate of Thétis in vol. I); titles printed in red and black. Early ink inscription to the front flyleaf in vol. III; the occasional blemish, but a very nice, crisp copy The publication history of the book is somewhat complex. Rousseau had entrusted his completed manuscript to the maréchale de Luxembourg (who had offered to find him a publisher more generous than Marc-Michel Rey) and Nicolas-Bonaventure Duchesne and his associate Pierre Guy were decided upon; the contract was signed in September 1761. 'In November Duchesne signed an agreement with Jean Néaulme, a Dutch publisher chosen … to undertake an edition parallel to Duchesne's for distribution outside France… Duchesne's first edition appeared in two formats: a duodecimo with the false imprint "A Amsterdam, Chez Jean Néaulme" and an octavo with the false imprint "A La Haye, Chez Jean Néaulme". The sheets of the duodecimo edition were printed first, and the pages then re-imposed for printing in octavo' (McEachern, pp. 16–7), but it was the octavo which was issued first (see McEachern for a full account of the various difficulties arising between author and printer). Our copy has all four cancels, as usual. McEachern states that "copies of the octavo with cancellanda are exceedingly rare: I have located only one (Stuttgart) containing the the two cancellanda of vol. i, and none at all containing the two cancellanda of vol. ii.

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        The medical works of Richard Mead

      Hitch & Hawes London: Hitch & Hawes, 1762. The Medical Works of Richard Mead. 4to. xxiv, 662, [48] p., [5] leaves of plates, mezzotint frontispiece portrait. Modern quarter calf, cloth boards. Tears in first four leaves repaired, margins of last leaf reinforced. Light toning, scattered foxing. First collected edition. Includes Mead's "Mechanical account of poisons," "Of the influence of the sun and moon upon human bodies," "Discourse on the plague," "Discourse on the small-pox and measles," "Rhazes' treatise on the small-pox and measles," "Method for extracting the foul air our of ships," "Discourse on the scurvy," "Medical precepts and cautions," "Medica sacra," "Oratio anniversaria Harveiana," "Joanni Freind, epistola," "Dr. Bonomo's observations concerning the worms of human bodies," and "An account of the hydrophobia."

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        Saggio di Esperienze sul Galvanismo.Bologna: A S. Tommaso d'Aquino, 1802.

      First separate edition, extremely rare, of this work which represents the beginning of the use of galvanism as a therapeutic tool. This work prepared the ground for the development of various forms of electrotherapy that were heavily used later in the 19th century. Even today, deep brain stimulation, a procedure currently employed to relieve patients with motor or behavioural disorders, owes much to Aldini and galvanism.<br/><br/> Aldini was born in Bologna in 1762 and graduated in physics at the University of his native town in 1782. As nephew and assistant of Galvani, he actively participated in a series of crucial experiments with frog's muscles that led to the idea that electricity was the long-sought vital force coursing from brain to muscles. He travelled extensively throughout Europe, spending much time defending the concept of his discreet uncle against the incessant attacks of Volta, who did not believe in animal electricity. <br/><br/> In 1798, the year of the death of his uncle, Aldini accepted the Bologna University chair in physics, which was left vacant by the retirement of his former master Sebastiano Canterzani. It was at this period that he founded the first Galvanic Society in Bologna to foster this science and initiated a series of experiments on various warm blooded animals, including birds, lambs, calves and oxen. In one of these experiments, Aldini applied direct electric current to different parts of an ox brain, which was still in place in the head of the animal, to determine the relative sensitivity of different cerebral regions to galvanism. Aldini obtained positive effects from many brain regions, but the most vigorous motor responses were seen after stimulation of the corpus callosum and cerebellum. Aldini's extensive series of experiments on warm blooded animals led him to consider the possibility of using galvanism as a therapeutic tool and he started to apply electricity on human cadavers to validate this novel application of galvanism. <br/><br/> It is ironic that, in order to convince people of the usefulness of galvanism as a therapeutic tool, Aldini had to rely on a device (the bimetallic pile) that was designed by Volta, his most ferocious enemy, largely on the basis of knowledge that the latter gathered from Galvani's original experiments. It is indeed with the help of a voltaic pile consisting of 100 discs made of zinc and as many made of copper that Aldini, with the help of several physicians, proceed to apply galvanism to various parts of the bodies of three criminals who had been executed by decapitation in Bologna. These spectacular demonstrations took place in January and February of 1802 in a large public area located near Bologna's Palace of Justice, where the criminals had been executed about an hour earlier. Aldini was able to produce all sorts of muscular contractions by applying an electric arc at different points along the head and body of the cadavers, hence confirming the results obtained previously with frogs. He noticed that such effects persisted up to three hours after death. Aldini then proceeded to stimulate various regions of the human brain. As in oxen, he obtained massive facial muscle contractions after stimulating the human corpus callosum; an effect that he associated with an epileptic seizure. More interestingly, Aldini was able to specifically stimulate the cerebral cortex of one hemisphere and obtain facial muscle contractions on the side opposite to that of the stimulation. Unfortunately, Aldini did not further exploit this finding, which remained largely ignored and had to be rediscovered by scientists such as Gustav Theodor Fritz and Eduard Hitzig, who applied electrical micro-stimulation to the cerebral cortex of dogs late in the 19th century. <br/><br/> Following these successes, Aldini started to travel throughout Europe to convince the scientific community of the existence of animal electricity and to demonstrate the usefulness of galvanism in the field of medicine. Towards the end of 1802, Aldini lectured and experimented before several groups of scientists in Paris, including the members of the Royal Academy of Sciences. At the beginning of 1803, Aldini travelled to England, where he lectured on medical galvanism in Oxford and London. He also gave practical lessons that consisted of applying galvanism to animal and human corpses, as he had previously done in Bologna. Many of these highly theatrical demonstrations were made in the anatomy amphitheatres of Guy's and St. Thomas Hospitals in London, before audiences composed of surgeons, physicians, gentlemen, dukes and even the Prince of Wales. English and French editions of his <i>Saggio</i> were published in 1803, updated with the results of the experiments he had performed in London and Paris (<i>An account of the late improvements in galvanism, with a series of curious and interesting experiments performed before the commissioners of the French National Institute, and repeated lately in the anatomical theatres of London and Précis des expériences galvaniques faites récemment à Londres et à Calais</i>). <br/><br/> This is the first of two editions of the <i>Saggio</i>, both published in 1802. The second edition contained a third part of 40 pages and two plates. On the last page of the present work is printed the following note: "The nature of the facts which constitute the third part of this essay has required that its publication be briefly delayed... This short delay will allow me to repeat my experiments...." It was also published in Vol. 19 (1802) of <i>Annali di chimica e storia natural</i>.<br/><br/> Both editions of the Saggio are very rare. OCLC: Staadtsbibliothek Berlin only. Not in Fulton & Cushing, Wheeler Gift or the Tomash Collection of books on electricity and magnetism.. 8vo (180 x 120mm), pp [4] 68, contemporary boards, a fine copy

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