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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.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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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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        TRAVELS OF THE JESUITS, into various parts of the world: particularly China and the East-Indies. Intermix'd with an account of the manners, government, civil and religious ceremonies, natural history, and curiosities,

      (London), T. Piety, 1762.. of the several nations visited by those fathers. Translated from the celebrated Lettres edifiantes & curieuses.... To which is now prefixed [or rather appended], An account of the Spanish settlements, in America, with a general index to the whole work. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION corrected 1762, (first published in English in 1743), 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approximately 190 x 115 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 1 folding plate of the Ginseng plant, 4 folding maps of 5 (The Malabar and Cormandel Coasts; Passage of land to California discovered by Father Eusebio Kino; Map of Terra del Fuego; Map of Nangasak called by the Chinese Tchangk; LACKING Map of (Mission of the Moxos, Peru), pages: (2), vi, xxii, (2), 487; (2), 4, (4), 507, (1), 24, (17), bound in modern full sheep, raised bands and gilt lettering to spines, new endpapers. Spines faded, gilt bright, slightly trimmed set, just shaving running title in a few places, very occasional small light stain to margins, Volume I: a couple of tiny pale stains to title page, small pale damp stain to lower inner corner of signatures G and K, small hole in lower margin of G2, small closed tear to lower inner corner of page 399, neatly repaired with no loss, small closed tear to inner edge of 1 map; Volume II: early ink name on title page, a few pale stains on page 77, no loss of legibility, one 5 word footnote crossed through in ink on page 245, still legible. A very good copy. Countries which feature in the correspondence of the Jesuit fathers include China, India, East-Indies, Peru, North America and Ethiopia. The map of California and the letter of Father Eusebio Kino dispel previously held views by cartographers that California was an island. Cox, Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume I, page 14; Sabin 40709. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Atlas geographicus portatilis XXIX. mappis urbis habitabilis regna exhibens

      Augsburg, Lobeck o. J. [ca. 1762].. qu.-kl.-8°. Gest., ankolor. Frontisp., gest. ill. Tit., 37 (dav. 8 zusätzlichen) altkolor. Karten, 1 Inhaltsbl., 72 S. ("Kurzgefasste Geographie in sich haltend einen aneinander hangenden Entwurf allter Theile des bwohnten Erdbodens .."). HLdr. d. Zt. Rü. u. Ecken erneuert. In sehr gutem Zustand. Philips 631 - Die Kupfer nach Zeichn. v. Gottfried Eichler d. J. (Johann Gottfr.) (1715-1770), Zeichner u. Kupferstecher, hielt sich in Wien, Nürnberg u. Augsburg auf (vgl. Thieme-B. X, 407 f.); gestochen u. verlegt v. Tob. Lobeck, Kupferstecher, tätig in Wien u. um 1750 in Köln. Die altkolor. Karten von T. C. Lotter nach Lobeck.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Campagne De Monsieur Le Marechal De Marsin En Allemagne L'an M.DCC.IV. Tome Second. (From the Library of Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, aka Madame de Pompadour)

      Amsterdam, Utrecht: Chez Marc Michel Rey, 1762. This is from the library of Madame Pompadour. It has her coat-of-arms on the front & back boards. Full original calf leather with two leather labels on the spine, gilt tooled and compartmented spine, gilt rolled edges, marbled endpapers. red edges. Notes in an old ink in French... perhaps the writing of Madame Pompadour. Supposedly her library contained 3,525 books all with her coat of arms. Text in French. Volume 2 only. Moderate wear to the extremities. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. volumes. Photos available upon request. Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, also known as Madame de Pompadour (29 December 1721 – 15 April 1764), was a member of the French court, and was the official maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV from 1745 to 1750.. Full Calf Leather. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        La Physique occulte, ou Traité de la Baguette divinatoire (2 tomes complet)

      1762. La Haye, chez Adrien Moetjens, à la Lunette. 1762 in 12 (17 x 10 cm), 14 ff + 275 + 246 pages. Illustration 23 planches hors-texte gravées dont frontispice. Reliure plein basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre marron, titre doré, tranches jaspées, Ex-libris sur la page de garde du tome1. Pierre Le Lorrain plus connu sous le nom d' abbé de Vallemont (1649-1721) est un physicien, numismate et littérateur français. Cet ouvrage est une réédition du XVIII ème siècle d'un ouvrage célèbre qui présente la théorie et la pratique de la baguette divinatoire pour la recherche des sources, des mines, des trésors, de la piste des voleurs et des meurtriers fugitifs. L'ouvrage comprend également plusieurs pages sur le tabac, le narguilé et la lanterne magique. La première édition de cet ouvrage fut publiée en 1693 - reliure avec coins rognés, intérieur frais, articles de journaux du XXè siècle traitant de la baguette et collés sur les pages de garde, de faux-titre, assez bon exemplaire avec reliure solide.

      [Bookseller: LES TEMPS MODERNES]
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        Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle (January to December 1762)

      London.: D. Henry and R. Cave at St. John's Gate.. Volume XXXII.. 1762.. Bound volume for the year of 1762; 8.75 x 5.25 inches; 3/4 leather binding; title page and preface; 633 pp plus index (listing Essays, Poetry, Names, etc. for the 12 issues). Rear board missing, front cover detached, text block split vertically in middle of volume, corners bumped. Contents in very good condition, but the volume's integrity as a book is severely diminished by its faults. Bookplate on verso of front cover identifies Richard Pulteney, MD, the English physician who advanced acceptance of Linnaean taxonomy and the author of the first English language biography of the botanist. The volume is notable for the various maps gathered in its pages (dimensions given are for plate size and are approximate). These consist of: 1) An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast (7.25 x 11.5 inches); 2) Plan of Gibraltar (6.75 x 17 inches w/ restorable discoloration at one fold); 3) A Map of the Island of Jamaica (4.5 x 7.5); 4) A Map of the Kingdom of Portugal (12.75 x 7.5 inches; short tear at gutter edge); 5) A Plan of the Siege of the Havanna Drawn by an Officer on the Spot 1762 (7 x 10 inches); 6) An Accurate Map of the British Empire in Nth America as Settled by the Preliminaries in 1762 (8.25 x 10 inches); also, four folding maps "Large Map of Part of Silesia" Nos. 21, 22, 23 and 27 (bound, as directed in the List of Plates, at the end of the volume. Other plates include the Hemlock Plant (with tear); Newgate Prison (with tear); portrait of Lord Albermarle; Anatomical Representation of His Late Majesty's Heart. Despite the volume's condition, it represents a desirable collection of maps which are in exceptionally good condition, clean and bright. .

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        Esprit des loix de la tactique et de différentes institutions militaires, ou notes contenant plusieurs nouveaux systèmes sur l'Art de la Guerre. Commenté par M. de Bonneville. Avec un Mémoire militaire sur les Tartares & les Chinois, où l'on trouve une comparaison des Opérations militaire de ces deux nations avec ce que les Historiens & commentateurs européens ont écrit d'instructif pour le gens de guerre.

      À La Haye, Chez Pierre Gosse, 1762, - 2 tomes en 1 vol. in-4, XVI-160 pp. et 196 pp., 56 pl. dépl., veau porphyre, dos à nerfs orné de caissons fleuronnés dorés, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Léger manque aux coiffes. Petits trous de ver en bord de marge en pied de page au T. I, qqs mouillures angulaires.Colson, L'art de la guerre de Machiavel à Clausewitz, 170-172 : "Les Rêveries de Maurice de Saxe, ont été publiées pour la première fois par Zacharie de Pazzi de Bonneville, un ingénieur français. En 1762, Bonneville publie un ouvrage qui prétend exposer la pensée tactique de Maurice de Saxe et qui consiste principalement en un commentaire sans ordre de notes qu'auraient laissées le maréchal. Elles commencent par la description d'un engin défensif, le "roulant frisé" ou cheval de frise sur roue. Maurice de Saxe en aurait eu l'idée et Bonneville tente de lui donner forme. Le roulant frisé et les sacs de terre lui apparaissent comme la panacée lors d'une bataille car ils donneraient aux armées en rase campagne l'appui qui leur manque (.). Bonneville se montre plutôt partisan de l'ordre mince, même s'il trouve que le système des colonnes peut être utile en certaines occasions. Il réfute les propositions de Folard en soulignant les ravages que fait l'artillerie dans les corps rangés en profondeur. Dans le second tome, il rassemble un commentaire de l'Art de la guerre de Puységur, des propositions sur l'artillerie et une étude sur l'art militaire oriental (.). Il attire l'attention sur l'art militaire des Tartares et des Chinois. Il entend réagir contre ceux qui ne croient qu'aux Grecs et aux Romains. Ses renseignements sont puisés dans l'ouvrage d'un certain Vojeu de Brunem et ne sont en fait qu'une histoire des guerres chinoises du XVIIe siècle, suivie d'une brève description des forces de l'empire. Cela témoigne néanmoins de l'intérêt que l'on commence à porter, au XVIIIe siècle, à l'art militaire extrême-oriental." Bon exemplaire, complet des 56 planches en taille-douce dépliantes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        EPISTOLÆ ET EVANGELIA TAM DE TEMPORE QUÀM DE SANCTIS, ET COMMUNI SANCTORUM, CUM COLLECTIS IISDEM PROPRIIS, ET QUATUOR PASSIONIBUS CUM CANTU, È MISSALI PARISIENSE EXCERPTA; ADDITIS ORATIONIBUS QUÆ PER ANNI CURRICULUM AD PROCESSION

      Paris: Sumptibus Bibliopolarum Usuum Parisiensium [apud Le Mercier, et al], 1762.. [4],404,lxiv,lxxviii,viii pp. Small folio (35 x 22 cm). Lavishly bound in full contemporary red French morocco, elaborately gilt extra, gilt concentric side panels of intricate curl, scallop and leaf devices, with gilt religious devices in each corner of the center panel and spine panels, with large mirrored 'W' device, crown and leaf spray in center panel of upper cover, and elaborate cross in center of lower board, gilt inner dentelles, pastepaper endsheets, a.e.g. Two fore-corners bruised, some other minor rubbing and marking to the binding, but a very good copy, in a lovely binding. A handsome Missal, with text printed in double columns, and appended sections of musical settings etc. The final eight pages, devoted to the Stations of the Cross, are separately printed. Le Mercier's imprint appears at the base of the preceding page, and a joint imprint for Le Mercier and five other booksellers appears at the base of the last page of the terminal section. The binding is quite beautiful, and is similar (if not identical) to the binding on another copy, at the Morgan Library. OCLC locates another copy at Univ. South Carolina, binding unknown.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        L'Ecosse

      Paris:. 1762.. Second edition. Original outline color. Title surrounded by cartouche. 22 1/2 x 19".

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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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, some remaining activity 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.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Thesaurus Sacrorum Rituum Auctore Rev. Patre D. Bartholomaeo Gavanto ... Cum Novis Observationibus, Et Additionibus R. P. D. Cajetani-Mariae Merati ... [Tomus Primus Complectens Omnia Gavanti Commentaria in Rubricas Missalis Romani .......]

      Venetiis : Ex Typographia Balleoniana, 1762. 9th Edition. Editio novissima, ceteris omnibus correctior, et locupletior. Cui, praeter quadringenta circiter alia Decreta, quae sive ante, sive post editam a Merato seriem usque in praesens ab eadem Sac. Rit. Congregatione emanarunt, addita sunt ex ipsomet Gavanto... Editio novissima, ceteris omnibus correctior, et locupletior. Physical desc. : 3 v. In 2 ; fol. [....Tomus secundus complectens omnia Gavanti Commentaria in rubricas Brevaiarii Romani ... Tomus tertius complectens praxim dioecesanae Synodi, et visitationis, et manuale episcoporu] Publisher's device to the title. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, full calf. Raised bands, compartments uniformly tooled. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Scans and additional detail on request.

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        An East View of Fort Royal in the Island of Guadaloupe... Drawn on the Spot by Lieut. Arch. Campbell Engineer

      London: Thomas Jefferys, November 1762. Engraving, by Peter Mazell. 11 1/8 x 19 1/2 inches. 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. A fine and rare image of Guadaloupe in the West Indies, taken during the English occupation of the island from 1759 to 1763. Fort Royal is situated on the west coast of Basse-Terre (the more rugged of the two islands that make up the bulk of Guadaloupe) and is near the present-day town of Deshaies. The British attempted, unsuccessfully, to capture the French colony of Guadaloupe in 1666, 1691 and 1703, before finally succeeding in 1759. The island was returned to the French in 1763, but captured again, briefly, in April 1794.

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        Plan de la Bataille de Vellinghausen Gagnié le 16 Juillet 1761 par ... Le Prince Ferdinand Duc de Brunswic et de Lunebourg

      Teilkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von J. van der Schley nach Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer bei Gosse & Pinet 1762. 65x62.5 cm. - Tooley 2 I, S. 98 - Ostorientierte Karte des Gebietes zwischen Soest, Werl und der Lippe von Hamm bis Herzfeld. Mit altkol. Eintragung der Truppenaufstellungen der Schlacht zwischen der siegreichen Armee des Herzogs Ferdinand von Braunschweig und den Franzosen unter Soubise und de Broglie. Zur Darstellung des Schlachtverlaufes bei Vellinghausen wurde eine aufklappbare Papillon-Karte aufgeklebt. Mit großer figürlicher Kartusche und ausführlicher Legende.

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        Beyträge zur neuern Staats- und Krieges-Geschichte . 2 Volumes in 1

      Schuster, Danzig. 1762 - 1184pp + 24p unpaginated register, 8 section titles, 3 maps, order of battle. Text in GERMAN. A history of the Seven Years War compiled from public documents, bulletins, patents, eyewitness reports, etc. Maps of LANDSCHUT, BUCHSTABEN and FREYBERG. Vellum is light soiled, hand numbered to backstrip with label, Buchstaben plan has been misfolded with minor edge damage, otherwise a clean and tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Excmo. Señor mio

      Madrid, 1762. No Binding. Very Good. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Fol. [28 x 17.5 cm], (8) ff. Disbound with wrappers. Publication and library information (JCB) penciled on front wrappers. A few tears to edges of wrappers; leaves lightly creased, with light toning to upper margins; very faint waterstain to lower corner of first page. Generally good.Extremely rare first edition-only one other copy located-of a printed eyewitness account of the Battle of Havana by the Spanish naval commander, Gutierre Guido Hevia y Bustamante, who was subsequently court-martialed for losing the city to Britain. While the work lacks a date of publication, the document, signed October 1762, was very likely drawn up with an eye to such proceedings.Hevia's account begins with the hasty war council held in Havana on June 6 1762, during which Hevia and Juan de Prado, the colonial governor, decided to block the entrance to the harbor by sinking two of their own ships and utilize the crews of the remaining vessels to bolster the defense of Havana's El Morro fortress. He goes on to enumerate the Spanish forces, including 1500 to 2000 "Negros trabajadores," Cuban slaves who were promised (and given) their freedom in exchange for fighting the English invaders. Hevia then recounts the events of the next 60 days: as the Spanish garrisoned and battened down the fort, transferring most of their ships' artillery, ammunition and manpower to its defense, the English began constructing siege works in hopes of planting a mine and breaching the Morro's outermost walls. On July 30 the mine was detonated and the fortress was overtaken, an event that the author narrates with great emotion: "The terrible incident of the Morro filled my heart with bitterness, and my spirit was plunged in a chaos of mournful reflection." Hevia concludes with a summary of Spain's losses, including the names of the 10 'ships of the line' of the Spanish navy, which he had been unable to burn before the English capture. In 1764 both Hevia and Prado were court-martialed for incompetence in the defense of Havana, Prado receiving a death sentence (later commuted to imprisonment) and Hevia sentenced to 10 years' house arrest. Though there are a number of later pamphlets relating to the author's court-martial and conviction (e.g. Palau 69,691), the present document is evidently the earliest record of Hevia's testimony, as its date and place-Cadiz, October 30 1762-suggest that it was recorded almost immediately after he returned to Spain from his catastrophic defeat.Not in Palau. Not in KVK.OCLC: JCB, whose copy, in the absence of any published collation, we have checked against the present one. *With thanks to Dennis Landis at JCB for checking their copy. The JCB copy is bound behind the following work: Defensa, y satisfaccion, que por la de su obligacion, y honor propio expone el marques del R.1 Transporte (Madrid 1764). This latter work is also owned by NYPL, Miami, UT Austin, and Michigan. Palau 69691 (1763) & 152628 (April 1764).

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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        LIBRO DE LOS SECRETOS DE AGRICULTURA, CASA DE CAMPO Y PASTORIL.

      Joachín Ibarra., Madrid. 1762 - Firma anterior poseedor. Lomo algo deteriorado. Pequeños cortes en portada. Ilstr. Falta hoja con la Rueda Perpetua. Contiene el libro quinto sobre la caza de animales. Enc. Pergamino. LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        The Decisions of the English Judges, During the Usurpation, From the Year 1655, to his Majesty's Restoration, and the sitting down of the Session in June 1661. Folio

      Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour Edinburgh 1762 - Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, front joint just cracking but firm, lightish foxing and browning; a good crisp copy Among the earliest reports of the Court of Session, the supreme Scottish civil court, preceded in their coverage only by those of Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie, based on a anonymous manuscript located in the library of the Faculty of Advocates [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        GRATULATIO SOLENNIS UNIVERSITATIS OXONIENSIS ob celsissimum Georgium Fred. Aug. Walliae principem Georgio iii et Charlottae reginae auspicatissime natum.,

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1762. - Folio (9 1/4 x 14 1/4; 36.5 cm). Contemporary red morocco, covers with double gilt fillet border enclosing a double gilt panel, the outer panel border formed by a single ornamented roll with a crown at each corner, the inner panel border formed by two ornamental rolls with corner crowns; unlettered spine with six raised bands, compartments filled with gilt ornaments, all edges gilt; "Dutch" gilt floral endpapers stamp signed Johann Lupus Ehinger. Small paper label with manuscript shelf mark ("Q6") in upper corner of pastedown. Corners and joints rubbed; spine faded to brown, joints splitting at top two inches, leaves F1-H2 slightly cockled at lower outer margin. Still a handsome copy. One of 100 copies printed on fine J. Whatman paper (there were also 400 copies on "regular" paper) beautifully printed in Latin, English, Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic, and Welsh. These verses by Oxford poets celebrate the birth of the future George IV, son of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Binding is likely by Alexander Thompson, a binder to the University. Maggs catalogue 1212 Bookbinding in the British Isles item 99 attributes to Alexander Thompson a similar-sounding binding on a copy of the 1736 "Gratulatio" on the nuptials of the Prince & Princess of Wales. Carter, History of the Oxford University Press Volume 1, p. 574. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exquisite Binding with Ornate Carved Silver Clasp in Working Condition, Holds an Ancient Prophecy

      Germany: Johann Peter Wolffs, 1762. Title: Das Himmlische Jerusalem. [Heavenly Jerusalem] ...Welches Durch die Würckung des H. Gebetts starck belagert, und durch Macht und Gewalt desselben glücklich erobert wird.... 8vo, [xxxvi], 370 pages, plus index. Text is in German. With 11 fine allegorical woodcut engravings, a woodcut engraved frontis pasted to endpaper, red and black print title page. Brown leather boards, gilt title and tooled motifs to spine, tooling and gilt borders to front and rear boards, with a working and symbolic silver-carved clasp. Slight wear to corners and edges, newer end papers, otherwise the volume is in very good condition, and the binding being of exceptional allure. A Renaissance interpretation of a popular and controversial prophecy surrounding the central city of the Holy Land, a scarce early work in its fine, original leather binding, adorned with a beautiful working clasp, crafted of sliver, and making a stately presence to the volume. A subject which is heavily discussed still today by followers of several religions and also by atheists, this historical work examines ancient scripture from the Lutheran point of view. The content represents, in some part, the reason for centuries of feuding in the Middle East. At least one Judaic theory proposes that such events as described, relating to the Temple of the Mount, and New Jerusalem, could unfold as early as March 2013. In the book of Ezekiel, the Prophecy of New Jerusalem (Jehovah-shammah), also titled Heavenly Jerusalem in the Book of Revelation, is Ezekiel's prophetic vision of a city to be established to the south of the Temple Mount, one which will be inhabited by the twelve tribes of Israel in the Messianic era. The prophecy is recorded by Ezekiel as taking place on Yom Kippur of the year 3372 of the Hebrew calendar. It is also referred to as Zion in other books of the Bible The Messianic Age is a theological term referring to a future time of universal peace and brotherhood on the earth, without crime, war and poverty. Many religions believe that there will be such an age; some refer to it as the consummate "kingdom of God", "paradise", "peaceable kingdom", or the "world to come". .

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        A Practical Treatise Of Husbandry: Wherein are contained, may Useful and Valuable Experiments and Observations In The New Husbandry, etc... Also, The most approved Practice of the best English Farmers in the Old Method of Husbandry

      London: C. Hitch and L. Hawes, et al, 1762. Second edition, corrected and improved. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf rebacked in antique style. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 489 pages [*4,B4-Rrr4], 25 1/2 x 21 cm. 4to, six copperplate engravings (4 folding), and one folding table. A French botanist and engineer, Duhamel was probably the first to distinguish clearly between alkalis, potash and soda. His continuing energy in experiments in vegetable physiology gained him admission to the Academy in 1728. This work contains translations by John Mills of his "Traite de la Culture des Terres," as well as contributions by others. Index. KRESS 6014. Bright, clean copy, title page printed in red and black, light age-toning, raised bands, red leather spine label printed in gilt, ownership inscription in contemporary hand.

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        Mémoire sur les tarifs des droits de traités en général; et en particulier, sur le nouveau projet de tarif unique et uniforme.

      Paris, de l'imprimerie de Prault 1762 - One volume in 8vo; pp. (2), 196 plus one coloured folding table. Bound with: Journal de Commerce, Suite des considérations sur les finances & le commerce de France; pp. 26; Lettre sur un article du Journal de Commerce concernant le projet de porter toutes douanes de l'intérieur aux frontières du Royaume.; pp. 49, (1); Mémoire des Fabriquans de Lorraine et de Bar, présenté à Monsieur l'Intendat de la Province; pp. 67, (2); contemporary marbled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with gilt lettering-piece, covers filleted in gilt, extremities slightly rubbed, two corners bumped, marbled endpapers and marbled edges, engraved armorial ex libris of the counts of Aligre to front cover pastedown, inside clean and crisp, a very good copy. First edition. The text of Montaran's Mémoire has been reprinted in the Encyclopédie, chapter commerce, article impôts. Montaran was convinced of the advantages of the "nouveau projet de tarif unique et uniforme". His Mémoire is intended to defend the new tariff.INED 3242, Kress 6042, Stourm p. 109, Barbier III, 176 f. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A DEFENCE OF THE UNITED COMPANY OF MERCHANTS OF ENGLAND, TRADING TO THE EAST-INDIES, AND THEIR SERVANTS, (PARTICULARLY THOSE AT BENGAL) AGAINST THE COMPLAINTS OF THE DUTCH EAST-INDIA COMPANY

      London. 1762.. [4],71pp. plus folding plan. Quarto. Dbd. Quite clean. Very good. The Seven Years' War (known in America as the French and Indian War) has often been considered the first "world war" because the European powers contested with each other in every sphere of the globe. This led to clashes in India between the French, British, Dutch, and Portuguese. This is a rebuttal to a memorial published by the Dutch East India Company in which the Dutch East India Company "exculpate their servants in India from the charge contained in the Memorial of the 14th August, of committing hostilities against the English in Bengal...and even to introduce and give colour to other complaints, no way relative to the English Memorial." It details aggressions by the Dutch against the British in India from 1756 to the time of writing. The plan shows the fort at Bangalore. ESTC T97097. KRESS 6007. GOLDSMITHS 9776.

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        Allgemeine Kirchenhistorie Vom Ersten Anfang des Christenthums bis auf die Reformation Lutheri. Aus dem Dänischen ins Deutsch übersetzt von Geo. Aug. Detharding.

      2 vols. Copenhagen und Leipzig: Mummischen Buchhandlung 1762. 464 + 456 + (38) s. Indb. i ét samt. helskindsbd. med farvet titelfelt. Contp. full leather, in one vol.. 2. udg. / 2nd edit. Ehrencron-Müller I, 272

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        MISCELLANEOUS PIECES RELATING TO THE CHINESE

      London, R. and J. Dodsley, 1762.. FIRST EDITION 1762, 2 volumes, complete set, editied by Thomas Percy. Small 8vo, approximately 160 x 100 mm, 6¼ x 3¾ inches, frontispiece of Chinese characters in Volume I, 4 engraved Chinese characters on each title page, pages: (22), 232; (4), 248, full contemporary calf, maroon gilt lettered labels, gilt volume numbers and rules between raised bands to spine, double gilt rules to edges of covers. Bindings slightly rubbed, small chip to head of spine of Volume 1, large oval ink library stamp to title pages, pale staining to margins of pastedown, endpaper and title page of Volume 2, pale staining to pastedown and endpaper of Volume 1, and last 3 pages, title page of Volume 1 has pale foxing, both title pages have small neat numers in old ink, inner margin of frontispiece has pale stain, otherwise a very good clean tight set.. Thomas Percy (1729 –1811), chaplain to George III and later Bishop of Dromore in Northern Ireland, friend of Dr Johnson and James Boswell, is famous for Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) based on an old manuscript collection of ballads. Early in his career he published 'Hao Kiou Choaan, or The Pleasing History', a heavily revised and annotated version of a manuscript translation of the 'Haoqiu zhuan', which is the first full publication in English of a Chinese novel. The Miscellaneous Pieces tackles the language and drama of the Chinese, their social life, customs and their gardens, the progress of Christianity in that country. Some of the essays are drawn from the Lettres Edifiantes & Curieuses, Paris 1702-1758, written by the Jesuit missionaries from China. Volume I: A dissertation on the language and characters of the Chinese. Rules of conduct, by a Chinese author, from the French of P. Parrenim. The little orphan of the House of Chao: a Chinese tragedy from French translation of P. de Premare. On the Chinese Drama from Mr Hurd's Discourse on Poetical Imitation. Volume II: Authentic memoirs of the Christian church in China: from the German of J. L. de Mosheim. Of the art of laying out gardens among the Chinese, by Mr. Chambers, architect. A description of the Emperor's garden and pleasure-houses near Peking, from the French of Frere Attiret, Jesuit. A description of the solemnities observed at Peking on the Emperor's mother entering on the sixtieth year of her age, from the French of P. Amyot, Jesuit. See The Catalogue of the Lowendal-von der Burg collection, Volume 1, page 234, number 525; Not in Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A Memoir, Explanatory of the Chart and Survey of the County of London-Derry, Ireland

      4to. Dark grey paper over boards with paper spine label. xvi, 359pp. Foldout frontispiece, foldout map, 6 full-page plates (as called for). Good plus. Though tight-hinged and quite handleable, the upper paper portion (only) of the binding has been irregularly stripped off for the uppermost 1"-2" and the rest of the binding is quite edgeworn; internally this is a near fine copy, clean and quite handsome -- the foldout frontispiece and foldout map are superb and all of the plates are pristine. First edition. Sampson (1762-1827) was not only an influential long-time clergyman of the region, but a respected chemist and botanist as well. In 1813 he published an important chart of the county that featured geological sections, and followed it up with this supplemental "Memoir," the most thorough study of this second largest city in Northern Ireland. Quite scarce. A good candidate for rebinding, though "as is" it's serviceable.

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        THE ENGLISH HERO: OR, SIR FRANCIS DRAKE REVIV'D. BEING A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE DANGEROUS VOYAGES, ADMIRABLE ADVENTURES, NOTABLE DISCOVERIES...The Sixteenth Edition...Inlarged and Reduced into Chapters and Contents, by R.B

      London: Printed for C. Hitch and L. Laws, and S. Crowder and Co., 1762.. [6],162pp. including frontispiece portrait of Drake. 16mo. Modern gilt morocco, raised bands, gilt spine, a.e.g. Spine ends bit worn, outer hinges rubbed. Some scattered dust soiling. Else a very good copy. "R.B." were the initials of Robert Burton, the pseudonym for author-publisher Nathaniel Crouch. This account of the exploits of Sir Francis Drake was itself mainly cribbed from a work first published in 1653. Crouch's first edition appeared in 1687. Although styled "sixteenth edition" on the titlepage, that may have been counting from 1653 or, as Kraus suggests, the second and third editions may never have existed. An important work in the Drake legend, it describes the Nombre de Dios voyage of 1572, the circumnavigation of 1575-77, Drake's defeat of the Armada in 1588, and his final American voyages. "A biography of Drake in chap-book form...like all such chap-book publications, copies are seldom found" - Kraus (commenting on the 1695 edition). SABIN 9500 (ref). KRAUS, WORLD ENCOMPASSED 45 (1695 ed).

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        Du Contrat Social; ou Principes Du Droit Politique

      Par J.J. Rousseau, Citoyen de Geneve. A Amsterdam, chez Marc-Michel Rey, 1762., 1762 Printed by the same publisher in the same year as the true first edition with the additional information added "Edition without Cover, to which has been added a letter from the Author to the only Friend that he still has in the world." Also considered the first pirated edition. 376 pp. Bound in contemporary full calf, red top stain, joints and binding strong, slight separation of front board. Rousseau was praised for his assessment of the state of society. He described a just society as one in which everyone was in his right place. Rousseau's Du Contrat Social (The Social Contract) begins with the sentence "Man was born free, but he is everywhere in chains" and proceeds to describe a civil society where men find political liberty by obeying the self-imposed law.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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        Considérations sur les corps organisés.

      Chez Marc Michel Rey 1762 - - Chez Marc Michel Rey, A Amsterdam _1762, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (13,5x22,5cm), XLII (4) 274pp. et XX, 328pp., relié. - Edition originale. 2 vignettes de titre dessinées par Picart. Cartonnage à la Bradel XIXe noir. Pièces de titres de veau orange. Petit frottement en coiffe. Bel exemplaire. Ouvrage capital sur la génération et l'embrylogie, on y découvre l'hypothèse des chromosomes mais également celle de l'influence de l'environnement. Bonnet y perfectionne sa thèse selon laquelle tout être existe préalablement en germe dans la nature, ainsi l'embryon existe déjà dans la liqueur séminale, et la génération n'est que le simple développement du germe, qui, de petit, se développe par la nutrition ; le germe contenant déjà tout ce qui sera développé. Bien que Bonnet développe les extensions et conséquences de ce postulat fondamental, cela ne l'empêche nullement de pénétrer les mystères de l'embryologie et de la fécondation. La thèse du germe semblant un moyen terme entre la génération spontanée et l'engendrement, elle semble une solution à l'impasse théorique à laquelle conduit la génération spontanée que contredisent les observations, dans lesquelles Bonnet possède une grande finesse. Bonnet ne s'intéresse pas seulement aux mammifères mais largement aux végétaux et aux vers de terre. Etiquette Librairie Alain Brieux. XLII (4) 274pp. et XX, 328pp. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 863 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay On The First Principles Of Natural Philosophy: Wherein The Use of Natural Means, Or Second Causes, in the Oeconomy of the material World, is demonstrated from Reason, Experiments of various Kinds, and the Testimony of Antiquity

      Oxford: S. Parker and D. Prince et al, 1762. First edition. board_book. Early reback in contemporary full brown calf. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 281 pages. 26 1/2 x 22 cm. Three copper-engraved plates, two are fold-outs. "Jones of Nayland" was one of the prominent churchmen of his day. He represented the school more numerous than is commonly supposed, which formed the link between the non-juror and the later Oxford School (see: DNB). His Nayland Vicarage became the center of that circle which came to be known as the "High Church Party". This book attacked determinism and the natural philosophy principles of Newton. Modest text toning, wide text margins, wear to lower extremities, backstrip mildly abraded with loss to most of spine label, bookplate.

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        A Defence of the United Company of Merchants of England, Trading to the East-Indies, and their Servants, (particularly those at Bengal) against the Complaints of the Dutch East-India Company

      London: 1762. Quarto. [4],71pp. plus folding plan. Quite clean. Very good. Disbound. The Seven Years War (known in America as the French & Indian War) has often been considered the first "world war" because the European powers contested with each other in every sphere of the globe. This led to clashes in India between the French, British, Dutch, and Portuguese. This is a rebuttal to a memorial published by the Dutch East India company in which the Dutch East India Company "exculpate their servants in India from the charge contained in the Memorial of the 14th August, of committing hostilities against the English in Bengal...and even to introduce and give colour to other complaints, no way relative to the English Memorial." It details aggressionsby the Dutch against the British in India from 1756 to the time of writing. The plan shows the fort at Bangalore. ESTC T97097; Kress 6007; Goldsmith 9776.

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        Species Plantarum, exhibentes Plantas rite Cognitas, ad Genera relatas, cum Differentis Specificis, Nominibus Trivialibus, Synonymis Selectis, Locis Natalibus, Sencundum Systema Sexuale Digestas. Editio Secunda, aucta. I-II.

      Stkh., Impensis Direct. Laurentii Salvii. . 1762-63. 8vo. Samtidige skinnryggbind med tittelfelter i lysere brunt skinn, opphøyde ryggbånd, marmorerte dekler. Tittelblad trykt i rødt og svart. (16), (784-) ; (2) -1684, (64 index) s.. Proveniens : Henrik Printz med hans navnetrekk på forsatsbladene. Et fint sett av dette svært viktige verket

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        BESCHOUWING DER WONDEREN GODS IN DE MINSTGEACHTE SCHEPZELLE OF NEDERLANDSCHE INSEKTEN. ( 3 VOLUMES)

      Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1762-1860.** . Originele 19e eeuwse gekartoneerde binding, omslag licht beschadigd, rug met goudopdruk beschadigd, 3 handgekleurde gegraveerde frontispices, 20x26cm, 254pp + 200pp + 170pp, 150 handgekleurde kopergravuren. Naar hun aanmerkelijke huishouding, verwonderlijk gedaantewisselingen en andere wetenwaardige bijzonderheden. Volgens eigen ondervinding beschreven, naar 't leven nauwkeurig getekent in ' t koper gebracht en gekleurd.

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        Atlas Geographique contenant la Mappemonde et les quartes parties, avec les differents Etats d'Europe

      Paris: Lattre, 1762. 16mo., (4 6/8 x 3 inches). 7-page publisher's advertisement at end. "Idee de la Sphere, ou Principes sur la Geographique", by M. Bonne, 1723. Fine engraved hand-coloured title-page. 29 double-page engraved hand-coloured maps (without the frontispiece of the armillory sphere and the two unnumbered maps sometimes found with this edition). Fine contemporary cherry red morocco, each cover finely decorated with a border of triple gilt filets, with a fine gilt lily tool at each inner corner, the smooth spine ruled in six compartment, the second with a black morocco lettering-piece, the others decorated with fine gilt lily tools, all edges gilt. A FINE AND ATTRACTIVE COPY of this beautiful pocket atlas including double-page maps of both hemispheres; maps of the continents, including one each of North and South America; and several detailed maps of east and west Europe, including a six-sheet map of the German Empire. Essentially depicting Europe towards the end of the Seven Years War (1756-1763). With its origins in the French-Indian wars in North America two years earlier, the conflict began in Europe with the French siege of British Minorca and Prussia's invasion of Saxony, and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. However the effect of the war was global: it ended France's position as the major colonial power in America, and consequently strengthened Britain's power there and in India. Rizzi-Zannoni was born 1736 in Naples and was renowned from an early age as one of the finest cartographers in Europe. In addition to cartography he worked as an astronomer, surveyor and mathematician. He was the first cartographer to triangulate Poland and helped also in the French and English border survey of America in 1757. While in the service of the Prussian's he was captured by the French at the Battle of Rosbach in early December 1757 and sent to France, where he lived for the next twenty years. In 1781 the Bourbon rulers of Naples made him director of the Topographical Office, one of the first governmental cartographic offices in Europe, where he oversaw the creation of the celebrated and monumental "Geographic Atlas of the Kingdom of Naples", published shortly before his death in 1812. Philipps 633, listing probably by error only 22 maps. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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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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        THE CITIZEN OF THE WORLD; OR LETTERS FROM A CHINESE PHILOSOPHER, RESIDING IN LONDON, TO HIS FRIENDS IN THE EAST

      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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        FRENCH AND INDIAN CRUELTY: EXEMPLIFIED IN THE LIFE AND VARIOUS VICISSITUDES OF FORTUNE OF PETER WILLIAMSON.... [WITH MAP]

      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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