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        Memoire sur les Samojedes et les Lapons

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

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        Miscellaneous Pieces Relating to the Chinese.

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

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        Credulity, Superstition, and Fanaticism: a Medley.

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

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        Cochems »Leben Christi« mit seltener Kupferkarte des biblischen Palästina

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

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        Eléments d'agriculture

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

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        The Book of Common Prayer [together with] The Whole Book of Psalms [together with] A New Version of the Psalms of David, fitted to the tunes used in Churches by N. Brady D. D. .and N. Tate, Esq.

      Cambridge & Birmingham J. Baskerville 1762 - Three works in one volume, 12mo., contemporary red panelled morocco gilt, outer panel single fillet border, inner panel with a foliate and floral border, floral corner pieces, spine gilt in six compartments, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges, a few peripheral spots to extremities of a few pages otherwise near fine. Gaskell 20, 21 and 22. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Maçonnerie (Masonry)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Emile, ou de l'education.

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

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

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

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        The Medical Works

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Works of Shakespeare: in eight volumes.

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

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

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

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        6 Kupferstich-Landkarten von Buna.

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

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        Antiquità s (Antiquities)

      1762 - Encyclopà die, ou dictionnaire raisonnà des sciences, des arts et des mà tiers. Plates vol. 1 Paris (1762) Folio, 253 x 393mm. 21 pages of descriptive text & 40 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. The 11 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Antiquità s from volume I of plates, with 29 plates from the Supplementary Volume of Plates. Plates from Volume I are numbered 1-11, and plate 3 is a double plate. The 29 plates from the Supplementary volume, are titled and often numbered. The first of these plates is entitled Judaiques and this is an unnumbered double plate. The second plate is entitled Babyloniennes et Egyptiennes and this is numbered. There are then four plates entitled Ruines de Palmyre and these are numbered 1-4. Four further plates on the Ruines de Baalbeck follow, and these are also numbered 1-4, with one double plate. There are also two plates entitled Ruines de Athens and these are numbered. Thirteen plates are on the subject of Art and these are numbered 1-13 with 3 double plates. Two plates follow which are titled Aggleston and Catacombes de Naples. The last two plates are titled Colonne de Cussy, numbered 1-2. Also with the relevant entries listed under Antiques in the Table Analytique et Raisonnà e du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Mà tiers. Vol I (1780). 3 pages (169, 516 & 785) from volume I of the Encyclopà die (1751) including L'exposition de divers sentimens de plusieurs nations sur l'antiquità de monde, Architecture and Les Egyptiens 5 pages (22, 342, 388, 391 & 392) from volume III of the Encyclopà die (1753) including information on Les Chaldà ens, Les Chinois, Sentiment de M.Marsham, and further information on L'exposition de divers sentimens de plusieurs nations sur l'antiquità de monde 2 pages (980 & 981) from volume IV of the Encyclopà die (1754) including Les arts & les sciences and Recherches de M.Freret sur les antiquità s chinois 2 pages (434 & 835) from volume V of the Encyclopà die (1755) including further information on Les Egyptiens and L'exposition de divers sentimens de plusieurs nations sur l'antiquità de monde 1 page (46) from volume IX of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Maimonidà s 1 page (89) from volume XIII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including La population du monde dans les siecles reculà s 1 page (652) from volume IX of the Encyclopà die (1765) which includes Loix antiques des Visigoths under Antiques 1 page (742) from volume XI of the Encyclopà die (1765) which includes information on Graveurs qui ont excellà à imiter l'antique under Antiques 1 page (268) from volume XII of the Encyclopà die (1765) which includes information on Peinture Antique under Antiques 2 pages (462 & 463) from volume I of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1776) which includes Art du dessin under Antiques 1 page (921) from volume II of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1776) which includes Force & beautà d'expression under Antiques 1 page (515) from volume III of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1777) which includes Importance de l'à tude des antiques pour les artistes under Antiques With some browning to a few leaves. A selection of relevant text entries are included with these plates. Of particular note are those on Antiquità by Edme Mallet, Antiquità en architecture by Jacques-François Blondel, and two articles on Antique, one by Marc-Antoine Eidous. Although an abbot and primarily concerned with theology, Mallet also wrote on history and literature. Having studied at the Barnabites College of Montargis, Mallet became a key figure in the success of the Encyclopà die. Dying before the project was completed, Mallet still managed to produce over a thousand articles. Although his views are often criticised as restricted and narrow-minded, he acted as a safeguard for the project which could have been suspended if the religious articles had proved too controversial. His article on antiquities is a general overvi

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        De l'éducation publique.

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

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        Maçonnerie (Masonry)

      

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        Geschichte der Kaiserinn Irene. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      Kl. 8. (1 nn. Bl. mit gest. Wappendarstellung), Titelbl., 3 nn. Bll., 151 S., mit Kopfstücken, Initialen u. Schlußvignetten - Dazugeb. Adl.1.: Die Stille Insel und die Fröliche Insel oder: Reise des Genius Alaciels nach diesen beyden Inseln. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Breßlau, Thorn und Leipzig, im Verlag George Gottlieb Horns 1762. 96 S., mit Titelblattvignette, Initialen, Kopfstücken u. e. Schlußvignette. - Angebunden: Die Geschichte der Enveloppe, ein Comischer Roman. Breßlau und Leipzig, bey Daniel Pietsch und Compagnie, 1763. Titelbl., (3 nn. Bll.), 47 S., mit gestochener Titelblattvignette (L. B. Strachowskij sculps. Vratisl.) u. zwei Kopfstücken. Halblederband aus jüngerer Zeit, Rückenschildchen und -verzierung goldgeprägt, Einbanddeckel und Vorsatz marmoriert, Schnitt gesprenkelt, mit Lesebändchen. Das erste unbedruckte Blatt zeigt einen Stich des Churfürstl. Sächsichen Wappens verso, sowie einen Besitzeintrag von alter Hand avers ((Ex Libris Joannis W. Jaroschka). Einbd. an den Deckelkanten abgerieben, an den Kapitalen m. Einrissen, im Text z. Tl. wasserfleckig. Vgl. Hoefer 35,494f. - Sammelband mit drei selbständigen Drucken, der erste eine deutsche Übersetzung der "Histoire de lImperatrice Irene", einer Biographie der Irene von Athen, Kaiserin des Byzantinischen Reichs (752-803), verfasst von Abbé Vincent Mignot, (ca. 1725-1791), Historiker u. Neffe Voltaires (Nicht bei GV u. Fromm). GV 69,185 (Adl.1). GV 46,181. Vgl. Thieme/Becker 32,151 (Adl. 2) ? zwei wenig verbreitete Romane unbekannt gebliebener Autoren. ?Die Geschichte der Enveloppe?, mit v. Vater oder Sohn Bartholomäus Strahowski gestochener Titelvignette, trägt schon im GV den Vermerk Selten!

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        Die redende Thiere über menschliche Fehler und Laster bey ruhigen Stunden lustig und nützlich zu lesen. 8°. Frankfurt u. Leipzig 1759-1763. Enth.: Zehendes Gespräch zwischen einem Raben und einer Hauß-Otter. 4. Aufl.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig 1762. - GV 117,200. Hayn-Gotend. VII,633f. Meusel: Verst. Schriftsteller 11,281f. - R. (1716/17-1174), ein guter u. fleißiger Jurist, der sich jedoch einige Unregelmäßigkeiten u. Betrügereien zu Schulden kommen ließ, die ihm sogar Gefängnisstrafen eintrugen, war zudem ein fleißiger Schriftsteller, als "philosophischer u. witziger Kopf" mit Talent zur Satyre, verfasste er, meist anonym oder unter Pseudonymen, eine große Zahl von Schriften. Ebenfalls teilw. von ihm verfasst sind die, in 43 Stücken u. verschiedenen Auflagen 1745-1761 erschienenen, kulturhistorisch interessanten, "Redenden Thiere". Vorliegende 10-18. "Gespräche" sind komplett, mit allen (das tägl. Leben d. Zeit anschaulich illustrierenden) Frontispizen vorhanden. Gest. Frontisp., 110 S. (S. 97-110 Ausriss d. unteren Blattecke mit etwas Textverlust). Eilftes Gespräch zwischen einem Eichhörnlein und einer Turtel Taube. (Bei Frontispiz u. Titelblatt untere Blattecke ausgerissen, daher Impressum unleserlich). Gest. Frontisp., 78 S. Zwölftes Gespräch Zwischen Einem Lamm und Einer Biene. Frankfurt u. Leipzig 1752. Gest. Frontisp., 80 S. Dreizehendes Gespräch zwischen einem Meer-Schweinel und einer Aglaster. 4. Aufl. Frankfurt u. Leipzig 1763. Gest. Frontisp., 78 S., Vierzehendes Gespräch zwischen Einem Ziegenbock, und Einem Pfau. 4. Aufl. Franckfurt u. Leipzig 1756. Gest. Frontisp., 118 S. Funfzehendes Gespräche zwischen Einem Igel und Einer Gans. 2. Aufl. Frankfurt (Druckfehler: Franckfure) u. Leipzig 1750. Gest. Frontisp., 125 S. Sechzehendes Gespräch zwischen Einer Ameiße und Einem Holtz-Wurm. Franckfurt u. Leipzig 1759. Gest. Frontisp., 134 S. Sieben- und achtzehendes Gespräch zwischen Einer Fledermauß, und Einer Nacht-Eule. 4. Aufl. Frankfurt u. Leipzig o. J. Gest. Frontisp., 102. S. Lederband d. Zeit, mit rahmenförmigen Streicheisenlinien a. d. Einbanddeckeln u. schwarzgeprägter Beschriftung, Schnitt rotgefärbt, berieben, rechte obere Ecke d. Vorderdeckels stärker bestoßen, Leder am unteren Kapitale etw. abgelöst, mit Fehlstellen infolge Wurmfraß, Seiten großteils etw. gebräunt, erstes Frontispiz u. Titelblatt teilw. lose, einige Blätter randrissig. Mit Besitzvermerken v. alter Hand am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt u. vorderen Frontispiz verso, hinterer Innendeckel mit Zahlen v. alter Hand bekritzelt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HORTUS REGIUS MONSPELIENSIS, SISTENS PLANTAS TUM INDIGENAS TUM EXOTICAS...

      Lyon: Fratrum De Tournes. Very Good. 1762. Hardcover. 548, [32] pages; Contemporary calf, rebacked. Illustrated by Engraved 6 plates (1 folded). OCLC: 14931781 This extensive catalogue of the plants in the Montpellier Botanical Garden is the first application of Linnean classification in France. Antoine Gouan (1733 – 1821) was a French naturalist from Montpellier and an early expositor of Linnaean taxonomy in France. In 1752, Gouan received his doctorate under Antoine Magnol and practiced medicine at Saint-Éloi Hospital in Montpellier while continuing to pursue his interest in natural history. In 1762 Gouan published this plant catalog of the botanical garden at Montpellier titled Hortus regius monspeliensis. This publication was the first French botanical work that followed the binomial nomenclature of Linnaeus. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. .

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        Hortus Regius Monspeliensis, sistens plantas tum indigenas tum exoticas No. MM. CC. ad genera relatas, cum nominibus specificis, synonymis selectis, nominibus trivialibus, habitationibus indigenarum, hospitiis exoticarum, secundum sexualem methodum digestas.

      Lugduni [Lyon], Fratrum de Tournes, 1762. 8vo (20.0 x 12.8 cm). [xiv], 548, [xxxii] pp., seven engraved plates on six folded sheets. Contemporary boards. Spine with morocco label with gilt title.= An important local flora, naming and describing the plants found in and near the university city of Montpellier in southern France, by the first French follower of Linnaeus, Antoine Goüan (1733 - 1821). It includes the first valid description of numerous plants indigenous to southwestern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Pictorial (horticultural) bookplate of the British botanist Anthony Sigston Thompson on the front pastedown; 1831 stamps of the "Museum Britannicum" on the title page blank verso and lower margin of the errata page. Some minimal worming in the lower outer margin, otherwise a very good copy.

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        An exact plan of the city fortifications & harbour of Havana in the island of Cuba: From an Original Drawing taken on the Spot.

      1762 - London: J. Hinton, 1762. 270 x 350mm. A plan of Havana Harbour with many details, including fortifications, topography and soundings, with an inset map of Cuba is in the bottom right corner. It was published in the 'Universal Magazine', illustrating an account of the capture of Havana in 1762, an important action of the Seven Years' War (1756-63). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. M. Seutter bei T.C. Lotter, "Italia Augustiniana in suas Provincias".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, nach 1762, 48 x 57 Ritter, Die Welt Aus Augsburg, p. 45. Sandler, p. 11, Nr. 246. Seltene Karte der Ordensprovinzen der Augustiner in Italien; mit einer Insetkarte von Malta.

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        The Miners Guide: or, compleat miner. Containing, I. A succinct account of a vein in the earth, and by what names veins are distinguished, with a short account of their progress. II. The articles and customs of the High Peak and Wapentake of Wirksworth, with forms for bills of complaint, and verdict thereon; cross-bills, forms of arrest in actions of debt, in action of title, in case of trespass, form of bills to the twenty-four when called to view mines in dispute, and forms of verdict thereon; and most other forms necessary for all miners and maintainers of mines within the Wapentake of Wirksworth, with some practical observations on some of the articles, never before published. III. An account of the loadstone, with the first invention o

      Birmingham: printed by T. Warren jun. near the Chapel 1762 - 8vo., (4) + 112 + (1) and vii + (1) + 84pp., (p.101 is a printed folding table), contemporary half calf over marbled boards, generally rather rubbed or worn but the binding still sound and good. A very good copy with the 20th century armorial bookplate of William Allen Potter> (ca. 1888 - 1953), Nottinghamshire farmer, businessman and High Sheriff. A standard work of reference on an arcane subject for both mine owner and mine engineer and their lawyers. Divided into several sections, the first begins with a brief discussion of methods employed in finding 'veins' of lead-ore, copper-ore, or silver-ore. The second section deals with the laws regulating the mining industry, and articles for the High-Peak Hundred, Eyam and Stony-Middleton, Hassop, Ashford in Devon, the lead mines at Wirksworth, Long-Stone near Ashford - each with a list of the jurors, bills of complaint and cross-bills. On p.77 Hardy describes The Art of Dialling> and the properties of the lodestone and magnet followed by an explanation of how to arrange working shifts. The Appendix> includes a ready reckoner with tables and calculations to estimate loads, etc. First published in Sheffield in 1748, this edition is printed in a rather large antiqua type, which sometimes was linked to Baskerville, who was on good terms with the Birmingham printer. The type and layout are clearly trying to emulate Baskerville's highly legible designs. A third edition appeared in Wirksworth, a lead-mining town in Derbyshire, as late as 1810, a fact which speaks for the enduring usefulness of this book. Thomas Warren and his son were active as printers in Birmingham between 1727 and 1767, and are known to have published Samuel Johnson's first book, a translation of Jeronimo Lobo's Voyage to Abyssinia.> He was an investor in one of the first mechanised cotton mills of the town and founded the first Birmingham newspaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sagan om Ingwar Widtfarne och hans son Swen, från gamla isländskan öfwersatt, och undersökning om wåre runstenars ålder, i anledning af samma saga, samt företal om sagans trowärdighet; hwaruti de förr hos oss utgifna sagors wärde tillika stadfästes. Altsammans, til nordiska historiens och språkets förbättring, utgifwet af Nils Reinhold Brocman.

      - Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1762. 4:o. (2),+ XLIV,+ 131, 133-37, 137-280,+ (6) s. Lagerfläckig med enstaka småfläckar. Något senare hfrbd med guldornerad rygg och röd, något blekt titeletikett, gula snitt. Rääfs exlibris. Fint exemplar. Fiske s. 644. Runic Literature, s. 9. Warmholtz 2615. Isländsk-svensk parallelltext. Den isländska texten bygger på ett arnamagnæanskt manuskript utgivet av Jakob Langebek, åt vilken Brocman under åren 1753-54 arbetade som biträde och kopist. Sagan om Ingvar Vidtfarne upptar sidorna 1-48. Sidorna 49-280 innehåller Brocmans avhandling om runstenarnas ålder, språk och typer, med ett speciellt kapitel om Ingvarsstenarna. Nils Reinhold Brocman (1731-70) var assessor och translator i antikvitetsarkivet och medarbetare åt bl. a. Berch. Han företog ett stort antal antikvariska resor runt i Sverige och granskade runstenar och kopierade medeltidsdiplom. Han dog dock ung och vid sidan av denna utgåva hann han endast utge en beskrivning över hemstaden Norrköping. Langebek föreslog vid sin vistelse i Stockholm att Sverige borde utge en statsunderstödd utgåva av de svenska medeltidskällorna och att detta uppdrag borde gå till Brocman. Därav blev dock intet.

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        Sagan om Ingwar Widtfarne och hans Son Swen,

      1762 1762 - Från gamla Isländskan öfwersatt, Och Undersökning om våre Nordiske Runer, I Anledning af samma Saga, Samt Företal om Sagans Trowärdighet; hwaruti de förr hos os Utgifna Sagors Wärde tillika stadfästes. Altsammans, til Nordiska Historiens och Språkets Förbättring. Stockh.: Lars Salvius 1762. XLIV + 280 + [6] s. Ryggen let falmet og let brunplettet ellers meget velholdt ubeskåret eksempar indbundet i samtidigt blåt stift omslag. * Fiske 644. Fiske Runic Lit. p. 9.

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        Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling

      van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, [1762]. Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt (heavily rubbed, some loss at head and tail), marbled endpapers, title page with early ownership inscription dated 1789, pp 240, engraved head- and tail-pieces; publication date from Approbation at foot of last page; contents clean and sound. Text in Dutch. A rare eighteenth century pedagogical work on the fundamentals of physical geography, with an apparently unrecorded description of Australian Aborigines based on Dampier's account, published in 1697, of the inhabitants of the northwest coast. Published in the so-called Austrian Netherlands (a territory that was essentially what is now the southern Netherlands, western Belgium and Luxembourg), this work contains descriptions of all regions in the known world, and includes a section on "lands recently discovered, which are almost unknown, in the southern part of the world" (pp 222-224). These are as follows: Tierra del Fuego ("discovered by Le Maire in 1620); New Zealand ("discovered by the Dutch in 1654"); Solomon Islands ("discovered by Mendoza in 1567"); the land of "Papoux" ("the lands of the Moors, east of the Moluccas"); New Guinea; "Carpenter Land" (i.e. northern Australia and the Gulf of Carpentaria); Van Diemen's Land; and New Holland. The latter is described as lying below the 20th parallel south; the inhabitants have "neither houses nor sheep", and subsist on fish and mussels; the men have half-closed eyes and no beards, and lack two teeth in the upper jaw; their clothing is made from skins and leaves. All of the preceding "attributes" were observed by Dampier and appeared in his account. Not in OCLC; not in COPAC.

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        Orphée et Euridice. Tragédie. Opera en trois actes. Opéra en trois actes. Dédiée à la Reine. Par Monsieur le chevalier Gluck. Représentée pour la première fois par lAcadémie Royale de Musique, le mardi, 2 aoust, 1774. Les parolles sont de Mr. Moline. Gravée par Madame Lobry. 1er acte gravé par le Sr. Huguet.

      3 Bll. (Titel, Widmung, Widmungsgedicht), 217 S. Noten und 1 Bl. "Catalogue des Ouvrages" (alles gestochen). Lederband d. Zt. 34 x 26,5 cm. Erste französische Ausgabe. - Hirsch II, 285 Eitner IV, 286 RISM G 2852 Wotquenne 212 Clement 820 Schnapper 386 Hopkinson 41A Sonneck 57 Towers 473. - Umgearbeitete Fassung des erstmals 1762 in Wien aufgeführten Werkes, mit dem Gluck und sein Librettist, Ranieri de Calzabigi, den Versuch unternahmen, die italienische Oper zu reformieren. Die vorliegende Fassung, die länger ist als die ursprüngliche, passt das Werk an die Konventionen der französischen Oper an: "Umänderung der Titelrolle für Tenor, Ausweitung der Ballettszenen, Straffung des Rezitativs, Bereicherung der Instrumentation, Erweiterung der Nebenrollen die stellenweise spürbare Wandlung des Operngeistes ergab sich dabei gleichsam als Nebenprodukt" (MGG V, 369). Das Libretto erstellte Pierre Louis Moline nach Calzabigi. - Über die Verlegerangabe Lemarchand ist ein Etikett montiert: "A Paris, chez Bonjour, professeur, éditeur, et marchand de musique, rue St Honorée près celle du Roule n273... il loue, vend, et achète tout espèces dinstruments, tient aussi des cordes de Naples et dAllemagne, pour piano. harpe, violon, base, et généralement tout ce qui concerne la lutherie et la musique..." - Einband bestoßen und etwas fleckig, Fehlstelle am oberen Rückenende. Decken etwas beschabt, Gelenke berieben. Innen recht sauberes Exemplar am oberen weißen Rand mit unauffälligem kl. Nadelstich, 2 Bll, seitlich verkürzt.

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