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        Emile, ou de l'éducation

      à Amsterdam, chez Jean Néaulme, 1762, 4 vol. in 12, ill. de 5 planches par Eisen h. t. gravées par Le Grand, de Longueil et Pasquier, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos orné, p. de t. jaune et verte, tranches rouges, qq. rousseurs en marge sinon bon exemplaire. Edition in 12 publiée par Duchesne la même année que l'originale in 8°. Les gravures sont celles de l'édition originale. L'Emile fut imprimé à Paris sur le manuscrit de Rousseau qui, comptant sur la protection de Malesherbes, s'était finalement décidé à imprimer en France. La condamnation brutale de l'ouvrage par le Parlement entraîna la saisie des exemplaires (lacérés et brûlés dans la cour du Palais), et marqua aussi le début de la vie errante et angoissée de Rousseau. "Encensé par certains, violemment critiqué par d'autres, condamné par les autorités civiles et religieuses dès sa parution, l'Emile enflamma l'Europe entière. Les traductions allemande (1762) et anglaise (1763) contribuèrent à répandre les principes pédagogiques de Rousseau, qui eurent un effet durable sur l'éducation des enfants" (B. Mairé, BnF). Il suffit de dire que le livre de Rousseau a complètement révolutionné la pédagogie, tous les éducateurs du XIXe siècle depuis Pestalozzi, Herbart et Froebel dérivent directement de Rousseau, même si c'est pour le critiquer. ¶ Printing and the Mind of Man n°207 (note) -Tchemerzine V, 545 - McEachern II, 1A, p. 73 - Gagnebin Pléiade IV, 1868 - Cohen 903.

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        Fine document signed at the head, (1738-1820, King of Great Britain)

      1762 - printed with manuscript details, appointing Richard Ward to be "Captain of Dragoons in Our Army", countersigned by "Dunk HALIFAX" (George Montague-Dunk, 1716-1771, 2nd Earl of Halifax, uncle of Lord North), as a Secretary of State, and by the Hon. Robert WALPOLE (d. 1810, Clerk of the Privy Council, Ambassador to Portugal), for the War office, vellum, 1 side oblong folio with papered seal and revenue stamp, Court at St James's, 17th November Dunk Halifax, 'the Father of the Colonies', was 1st Lord of Trade, 1748-1761, promoting Nova Scotia, whose capital is named after him (1749), as are counties in Virginia and North Carolina. In 1741 he married the heiress of Sir Thomas Dunk. In 1763 he signed the famous 'Dunk Warrant' to search and apprehend the authors, printers and publishers of Wilkes 'North Briton', No. 45. After the officers arrested 18 people and seized a vast quantity of papers, the warrant was pronounced by the judges to be 'unreasonable search and seizure', and Halifax was mulcted in damages. It has been called 'the most important warrant in Anglo-American law', and the doctine overturning it is closely related to the Fourth Amendment. Robert Walpole's father was Horatio, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, brother of the Prime Minister.

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        I riti nuziali degli antichi romani. Per le nozze di Sua Eccellenza Don Giovanni Lambertini e Donna Lucrezia Savorgnan.

      Bologna, Lelio dalla Volpe, 1762. cartonato coevo, copia in barbe ma dorso con difetti, in-folio (cm. 37) pp. (16)-XXIV-75 (1). Famosa antiporta figurata con la città di Bologna sullo sfondo, incisione a piena pagina con i ritratti degli sposi, due capolettera istoriati, 11 finalini e 10 grandi testate; tutto inciso in rame. L'autore delle note è Mons. Floriano Malvezzi e la lettera di dedica di Lorenzo Beccatelli. Cfr. Canterzani e Cicognara (1780).

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        The Miners Guide:

      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.Publisher: Birmingham: printed by T. Warren, jun. near the Chapel.Year: 1762Edition:

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        Gazeta Extraordinaria de Londres

      

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        La république de Platon, ou dialogue sur la justice

      - Chez Brocas et Humblot, A Paris 1762, In-12 (10x17cm), ciij (1) 261pp. (22p.) et (4) 406pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione della traduzione di Padre Grou. Leganti pieno periodo di vitello screziato. indietro liscio decorato. parti del titolo e numero del volume in marocchino rosso. Una leggera mancanza testa mascella superiore del volume I. Fine copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction de Jean Nicolas Grou. Reliures en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Un léger manque au mors supérieur en tête du tome I. Bel exemplaire. Importante traduction du dialogue le plus déterminant de Platon pour sa philosophie. Une seule traduction précédait celle de l'abbé Grou, celle de La Pillonière, mauvaise traduction peu estimée et incomplète. Préface intéressante du traducteur.  

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        Carte Réduite de L'Isle de Cuba.

      1762 - Paris, Dépôt de la Marine, c.1762. 590 x 890mm. Large and detailed chart of Cuba with a rococo title cartouche. In 1762 the British took Havana from the Spanish, but returned it according to the Treaty of Paris the following year. Bellin was the first Chief Hydrographer of the Dépôt, the French equivalent of the British Admiralty. Not in Cueto.

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        Considérations sur les corps organisés, où l'on traite de leur origine, de leur développement, de leur reproduction, etc... et où l'on a rassemblé en abrégé tout ce que l'Histoire Naturelle offre de plus certain et de plus intéressant sur ce sujet.

      chez Marc-Michel Rey, 1762. 2 voll. in-8°, pp. XLII, (2), 274; XX, 328, vignette calcografiche sui frontespizi, legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a cinque nervi, titolo su tassello e fregi in oro, tagli rossi. Leggere usure alle cuffie, bruniture marginali alle prime carte dei volumi. Edizione originale di una delle opere più importanti dell'embriologia del XVIII secolo, l'autore (considerato il padre della moderna biologia) sosteneva la teoria della preformazione dell'embrione, secondo la quale l'animale esisteva già in miniatura in cellule germinali. Garrison-Morton 472: "Bonnet's theory of generation offered the best synthesis of 18th-century ideas of development and remained a leading authority until von Baer...He used many of Haller's arguments to support his own opinions."

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        Traité Des Pierres Précieuses et de la maniere des les employer en Parure.

      Small 4to. (266 x 208 mm). Volume of engraved plates only. Recently bound by Bernard Middleton in period-style marbled paper covered boards, printed paper label to the upper board and spine, t.e.g.; allegorical title-page after a design by J.B Piauger, a further 79 plates engraved by Mlle. Raimbau, showing numerous jewellery designs, including those for brooches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, buckles and sword handles; the engraved plates bright and clean. De-accessed from the National Art Library with the de-accession stamp on verso of engraved title-page. Also with small red ink accession stamp of National Art Library dated 12.3.83 on verso og title-page and on versos of most plates. First edition, complete collection of plates but without accompanying text. A study of precious stones by the Parisian jeweller Jean Pouget (died 1769), illustrated with 79 plates of designs for rings, pendants, brooches, royal and military orders, buckles, sword handles and other objects. Pouget was a leading Parisian jeweller during the Ancien Régime. During the French Restoration, Pouget et Fils would reappear. His famous book on rococo jewellery and precious gemstones, would become one of the best testimonies of 18th century jewellery.

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

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

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        ROUSSEAU Tre Opere Rileg.: Discours sur l'origine..., 1762-1763 (Contraffazione)

      1762. Tre opere rilegate insieme Autore: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Ginevra, 28 giugno 1712 - Ermenonville, 2 luglio 1778) è stato uno scrittore, filosofo e musicista svizzero, di lingua francese e cittadino della Repubblica di Ginevra. Titolo I Opera: Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inegalité parmi les hommes par Jean Jaques Rousseau... Luogo e Data di Pubblicazione: Senza Dati Editoriali, contraffazione, edizione rarissima. Titolo II Opera: Arrest de la cour de parlement, qui condamne un Imprime ayany pour titre: Emile, ou de l'Education; par J.J. Rousseau .. Luogo e Data di Pubblicazione: (A Paris : chez C.F. Simon, 1762) Titolo III Opera: Jean Jaques Rousseau, citoyen de Genève, a Christophe de Beaumont, Archevêque de Paris, .. Luogo e Data di Pubblicazione: A Amsterdam : chez Marc Michel Rey, 1763 Pagine: XXXI, 1 n.n., 146, 2 n.n.; XL; 143, 1 n.n. Il secondo libro e il terzo in genere si trovano insieme. Collazionato, completo. Dimensioni cm.: 17,5x11 Descrizione: Legatura in mezza pelle, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Testo in francese. Rara contraffazione del "Discorso sull'origine e i fondamenti dell'ineguaglianza tra gli uomini", non sappiamo la data, riteniamo comunque l'opera molto rara. Molto interessanti sono pure i due libri che seguono, scritti in difesa dell'Emilio che era stato dato alle fiamme, insomma bruciato.

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        La Géographie, ou Description Générale du Royaume de France, divisé en ses généralités. Contenant toutes les provinces, villes, bourgs et villages de ce royaume, la distance de Paris aux villes principales (...)

      Rey, 1762. Six volumes in - 8 (198 x 125 mm), veau fauve moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure d'époque). Très rare complet. 86 cartes, 5 plans, et 88 tableaux. Exemplaire aux armes de Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex - libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (frottements sur les dos, pièce de tomaison effacées, manque de cuir coiffe tome 1, coins émoussés, rousseurs éparses). / / Six octavo volumes (198 x 125 mm), fawn speckled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns - in, red edges (contemporary binding). Very rare complete. 86 maps, 5 plans, and 88 tables. Copy bearing the arms of Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (rubbings on spines, numbering labels rubbed off, lack of leather top of spine vol. 1, corners bumpd, scattered spots).

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        ICONOGRAFICA RAPPRESENTATIONE DELLA INCLITA CITTA' DI VENETIA CON TUTTI I CANALI, RY, CHIESE, PONTI, ISOLETTE (...)

      1762. acquaforte colorata a mano Buon es.nel II stato Riduzione della grande pianta dell'Ughi (1729), la prima e più importante carta toponomastica "moderna" di Venezia, accompagnata da una veduta della Città che abbraccia la prospettiva di Venezia da San Giorgio fino al rio della Ca' di Dio.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Minerva]
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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, 5 folding maps (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, Mission of the Moxos, Peru), pages: (2), vi, xxii, (2), 487; (2), 4, (4), 507, (1), 24, (17), bound in plain 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 setCountries 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 dispels previously held views by cartographers that California was an island. Cox, Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume I, page 14; Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 40709. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Letter of Marque for a Liverpool Privateer

      London: High Court of Admiralty, 1762. No Binding. Good/No Jacket. This document is a Letter of Marque issued for the Liverpool ship "Dulce" a square sterned ship with three masts. Weighing roughly 140 tons and carrying 10 carriage guns each carrying shot of six and four pounds weight and also with swivel guns. Crewed by 30 men this document allowed the ship to "apprehend seize and take the ships vessels and goods belonging to France and Spain". The document is complete but lacks its official seal of the High Admiralty Court. Nevertheless, despite being a little dusty this is an uncommon survival of a document from the days of legalised maritime piracy. An original document licensing a Liverpool Privateer.

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

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

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        The Ghost.

      London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by William Flexney, 1762. 4to, modern gray boards. Boung without the half-title. The first two books of Churchill's poetical rendition of the Cock-Lane Ghost story, about which both Johnson and Goldsmith had written. Churchill's version is strictly satirical, and he even dedicates several lines to making fun of Johnson: "Pomposo (insolent and loud), / Vain idol of a scribbling crowd, / Whose very name inspires an awe, / Whose ev'ry work is sense and law." Churchill's Ghost was published in installments, with two further installments appearing within the next year. Some foxing and stains; last leaf soiled; very good copy, with generous margins.

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        DE MORBO MUCOSO LIBER SINGULARIS

      1762. Gottingae Apud Victorinum Bossigelium Senza data (1762) 4° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 8 non numerate + 212 Legatura coeva in cartone marmorizzato. Abrasioni ai piatti ed al dorso. Fioriture sparse dovute al tipo di carta. 3 tavole incise in rame ripiegate fuori testo. Fregi capilettera e testatine incise. Rara prima edizione di questo importante trattato sulla febbre tifoide. Cfr: Garrison/Morton 5021: 'An exhaustive study of typhoid, which the writers confused with dysentery and relapsing fever.' Blake, NLM, p. 385; Hirsch, IV, p. 178; Wellcome, IV, p. 546 Waller 8070

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        I riti nuziali degli antichi romani. Per le nozze di Sua Eccellenza Don Giovanni Lambertini e Donna Lucrezia Savorgnan.

      per Lelio dalla Volpe,, In Bologna, 1762 - Cm. 39, pp. (16) xxiv, 75 (1). Antiporta figurata con la città di Bologna sullo sfondo, incisione a piena pagina con i ritratti degli sposi, due capolettera istoriati, 11 finalini e 10 grandi testate. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con punte, dorso liscio con titoli in oro su doppio tassello in marocchino rosso. Qualche rada fioritura marginale, ma esemplare fresco e particolarmente marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bell'edizione in cui si deve apprezzare, oltre l’eleganza tipografica, anche la qualità delle composizioni in prosa e in verso ".il che di raro avviene a siffatti libri le più volte tributati al solo fasto, spessissimo alla menzogna". La parte poetica raccoglie dieci capitoli sui particolari riti osservati dai romani precedenti le loro nozze, prevalentemente di scrittori bolognesi e reggiani. L’autore delle note è Mons. Floriano Malvezzi e la lettera di dedica di Lorenzo Beccatelli. Cfr. Caterzani e Cicognara (1780). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain. Divided into Circuits or Journies... Interspersed with Useful Observations. Particularly fitted for the Perusal of such as desire to Travel over the Island.

      London: Printed for D. Browne, T. Osborne, etc. 1762. FINELY BOUND, Sixth Edition. In four volumes. Duodecimo, pp.[2] viii, 395 [15]; pp.[2] iv, 431 [23]; pp.iv, 330 [20]; pp.[2] iv, 383 [23]. Each vol. with an unpaginated index. Recently re-backed in brown calf with raised bands and gilt titles to red labels. With original mottled calf boards.Some browning to edges and prelims. Ranfurly bookplate to front pastedown of each vol., featuring a coronet and the motto 'Moveo et Profiteor'. Markings in black ink to front pastedown of each vol. Re-backed to be in readable condition; very good overall. First published in three volumes between 1724 and 1727, the 'Tour' was attributed to 'A Gentleman' on the title page for many years. It was by far Defoe's most commercially successful work during his lifetime, and was re-published several times with revisions by the early novelist Samuel Richardson, this being the last edition he was responsible for.

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        Peregrinaçaõ de Fernão Mendez Pinto que consta de muitas e muy estranhas cousas que vio e ouvio no Reyno da China, no da Tartaria, no de Pegù, no de Martauão, e em outros muitos Reynos, e Senhorios das partes Orientaes

      Lisbon: Joam de Aquino Rulhoens, 1762. x+428 pages. Quarto (11 1/2" x 8") bound in original leather binding with raised bands and gilt label to spine. Edited by Antonio Tenreiro. In double column pages issued without map. First published in 1614.Fernão Mendes Pinto was a Portuguese explorer and writer. His exploits are known through the posthumous publication of his memoir Pilgrimage Peregrinação in 1614, an autobiographical work whose truthfulness is nearly impossible to assess. The tale of his adventures was written after the fact, according to Pinto's memories of the events, and for that reason it may be open to doubt as a completely accurate historical source. However, it well documents the impact of the Asian civilizations on the Europeans and constitutes a perfectly realistic analysis of Portuguese action in the Orient, far more realistic than the one made by Luís de Camões in The Lusiads. The most controversial of his claims is that of having been the first European to land in Japan and the introduction of the arquebus. Despite the impossibility of proving these specific assertions, there is little doubt that Pinto was among the first Europeans in Japan, and therefore his account may be considered more reliable than other books describing this period that were written long afterwards. Another controversial claim, that he fought in Java against the Muslims, has been analyzed by various historians. The Dutch historian P. A. Tiele, who wrote in 1880, did not believe Pinto was present during the campaign, but rather that he wrote his information from secondhand sources. Even so, Tiele admits Pinto's account cannot be disregarded because of the lack of alternative information about Javanese history during the time period; despite the doubts over Pinto's accuracy, his viewpoint may represent the only authoritative source in existence. Maurice Collis, a modern expert on Asian affairs who lived in the area for twenty years, holds the opinion that Fernão's accounts, while not entirely true, remain essentially true with respect to the basic events. Because of this Collis considers Pinto's work the most complete European account of 16th century Asian history.Condition:Some worming to the leather and internal gutters, leather scuffed and cracked at back heal corners, rubbing to raised spine areas, spine head chipped away. Red underling in pencil through out else a good copy.

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        Considérations sur les corps organisés

      First Edition. 2 vignettes title drawn by Picart. Cardboard to Bradel nineteenth black. Parts securities orange calf. Small friction cap. Nice copy. Work on capital generation and embrylogie, one discovers the hypothesis of chromosomes but also the influence of the environment. Bonnet there perfected his thesis that there be any previously latent in nature, and the embryo is already in the seminal fluid, and the generation is only the simple development of the germ, that small, developed by nutrition; the seed already contains everything that will be developed. Although Bonnet develops extensions and consequences of this fundamental premise, it does not prevent it from penetrating the mysteries of embryology and fertilization. The germ theory of seeming a balance between spontaneous generation and the generation, it appears a solution to the theoretical impasse led spontaneous generation that contradict the observations in which Bonnet has great finesse. Cap is not only interested in mammals but largely to plants and earthworms. Librairie Alain Brieux label. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Marc Michel Rey à Amsterdam 1762 in-8 (13,5x22,5cm) XLII (4) 274pp. et XX, 328pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        La république de Platon, ou dialogue sur la justice

      First edition of the translation of Father Grou.Binders full mottled calf contemporary. back smooth decorated. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. A slight lack the upper joint head of Volume I. Fine copy. Chez Brocas et Humblot A Paris 1762 In-12 (10x17cm) ciij (1) 261pp. (22p.) et (4) 406pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Opera omnia in quatuor tomos divisa

      Collective first edition. General title page in red and black.Bound in full sheepskin blond rooted later, ca 1800. Smooth spine decorated with two boxes to the grotesque and two chains, wheels and tail head. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Rubbed Caps with minor losses. Upper jaw open tail of the second volume. Slashes on the boards. Very fresh inside. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Apud fratres de Tournes Genevae (Genève) 1762 4 tomes en 2 vol. in-4 (20x25,5cm) relié

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        Li Regni di Sicilia, e Sardegna, colle adiacenti Isole di Corsica, Elba, Malta. E Liparee, o di Vulcano...

      1762. "Bella ed accurata mappa delle isole di Sicilia, Malta, Sardegna e Corsica edita dalgi Eredi Homann. L'elaborato cartiglio inferiore di sinistra mostra in alto gli stemmi araldici di Sicilia, Sardegna e Malta, una barca a vela e la figura di un guerriero, forse Perse, che tiene uno scudo con l'effigie di Medusa . Questa mappa è stata disegnata per gli eredi Homann dall'allora giovanissimo Giovanni Antonio Rizzi Zannoni, attivo nel laboratorio degli Homann tra il 1759 e il 1762. Dal punto di vista cartografico, la mappa è generalmente abbastanza precisa anche se, rispetto alla carta della Sicilia che gli Homann pubblicarono pochi anni prima, nel 1747, non presenta alcuni miglioramento o aggiornamento. La carta venne pubblicata in ""Atlas Compendiarius..."", che comprende mappe stampate tra il 1741 e il 1765. La mappa si ritrova poi inserita in molti altri degli atlanti pubblicati dagli Eredi Homann fino alla fine del XVIII secolo. Incisione su rame, coloritura coeva, alcune lievi ossidazioni, consueta piega centrale, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione." A fine map of southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia by Homann Heirs. Covers the region from Corsica and the boot of Italy south to Tunisia and North Africa. Includes the island of Malta in the lower right quadrant. Lower left quadrant offers an elaborate title cartouche with a sailing ship, armorial shields of Sicily, Sardinia and Malta, and a warrior, possibly Persus, bearing Medusa shield. The map map was drawn by G. A. Rizzi Zannoni for inclusion in the Homann Heirs -Atlas Compendiarius...a collections of maps printed between 1741 and 1765. Later, the map is also included in many others Homann Heirs Atlases printed until the end of XVIII c. Copper etching, original colors, some light and small stains, generally in good condition. Norimberga Nurnberg Valerio - Spagnolo, n. 240 p. 466 590 483

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        Law Tracts. Two Volumes. Eller 238; Lauechli 551

      The first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, with the second volume devoted entirely to his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it, its confirmations, and other works. Modern 1/4 calf, marbled boards, gilt, lightly browned, else a very good set, with both plates and with the reproduced royal seals in the second volume. At the Clarendon Press, London, 1762.

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        Histoire abrégée des insectes qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris

      First edition with 22 folding plates and a folding table engraved by Prévost and Defehrt.Contemporary marbled sheep, spine in decorated compartments. Red morocco title and volume labels. Marbled edges. Triple blindruled fillet to covers. Headpiece of volume II fragile. A few leaves a little browned. Two corners rubbed. A very good copy.A fundamental work on the subject, in which the author suggests a new classification: coleoptera, hemiptera, insects with two pairs of scaled wings and insects with two pairs of plain wings, insects with a single pair of wings and wingless insects. The work also looks at crustaceans, from woodlice to crayfish. Chez Durand à Paris 1762 in-4 (19x25,5cm) (4) xxviij, 523pp. et (4) 2 volumes reliés

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        Memoire sur les Samojedes et les Lapons

      S.l. [i.e. Königsberg]: s.n., MCC.DLXII, Königsberg 1762 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // 8º, (180x110mm.); 15, [1], 112 p.; sign.: [8], A-G8; adorno tipográfico en portada; texto impreso en cursiva.- // Encuadernación en cartoné cubierto de papel de aguas, conservando las cubiertas mudas de su encuadernación original, para la que se emplearon unas páginas del volumen 13 de las Amoenitates literariae, que imprimía Daniel Bartholomaei, en Leipzig. Tejuelo en papel dispuesto a lo largo del lomo. El cuadernillo B está encuadernado erróneamente delante del cuadernillo A. Ligero rastro de humedad en el margen lateral de p. 13-16 y 25-28. Manuscrito en tinta en portada el apellido del autor 'Klingsted'. Tres o cuatro pequeñas llamadas de atención en lápiz. Magníficos márgenes. Muy buen estado.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // El origen de la 'Mémoire' se sitúa en que el gobierno ruso, molesto con el contenido del primer tomo de la 'Histoire de l'empire de Russie' que había encargado a Voltaire, cuyo manuscrito recibió en 1759, encargó a diferentes funcionarios revisar las afirmaciones que hacía Voltaire y, en concreto, a algunos destinados en Arcánge y Kamchatka, que revisaran las afirmaciones que hacía Voltaire sobre toda la región septentrional en el primer capítulo, siendo la 'Mémoire' de Klingstadt, magistrado en Arcánge, la respuesta a ese encargo en lo referido a los pueblos samoyedo y lapón. [ Ese material lo reenvió el gobierno a Voltaire, que haría caso omiso. Este origen explicaría que la Mémoire de von Klingstädt supusiera una ruptura con la "geografia" (en esas disciplinas se incluían este tipo de informaciones) producida por los teóricos de salón. Elaborada desde el conocimiento cercano, la visita y el interés específico por conocer el funcionamiento de las culturas, criticó que para hablar de la población humana y del origen y desarrollo de las sociedades los Montesquieu, Maupertuis y Voltaires tomasen como fuente científica los relatos poco formados de marineros y mercaderes, donde había muchos errores e información falsa, como la referida a los supuestos habitantes del archipiélago de Nueva Zembla. La celebridad de esta memoria tiene su origen, así, por su contenido, en haberse elaborado como trabajo de campo desde el punto de vista propio de la todavía inexistente disciplina la antropologia cultural, ofreciendo un panorama observador y desprejuiciado de ambos pueblos, que rompía con la perspectiva de la observación de las poblaciones aborígenes como un estudio de la naturaleza con generalizaciones a partir de observaciones puntuales en vez como un estudio de las sociedades humanas. El texto de Klingstadt también tuvo sus consecuencias en el terreno de la Historia natural, con una fuerte reacción de Buffon, a quien se criticaba en la Memoire por haber hablado de samoyedos y lapones (y todas las poblaciones desde el cabo norte hasta el Obi) como parte de una misma raza -término que todavía se entendía como nación-. En su respuesta, con la que se abre la Addition a l'article des Variétés de l'espece humaine aparecida en el tomo IV del suplemento a de 1777 a su Histoire naturelle, Buffon la lío un poco más al decir que Klingstad había interpretado el término raza en un sentido muy estricto cuando él lo había empleado en sentido amplio, sin que quedase claro cuál era el contenido que entonces le estaba dando al término raza, dedicando a rebatir las objeciones de Klingstadt nada menos que más de 20 páginas (a partir de la p. 454).Esta primera edición de la Memoire, que ya en 1872 fue calificada por Stevens como muy rara, resulta muy difícil de encontrar en comercio (no localizamos la venta de ningun otro ejemplar desde el vendido por Sotheby's en 1959), siendo, también, bastante rara en bibliotecas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUSTRIA Ð UPPER AUSTRIA: ARCHIDUCATUS AUSTRIAE SUPERIORIS GEOGRAPHICA DESCRIPTIO FACTA ANNO 1667.

      1762 - Copper engraving printed on 12 sheets of blue paper, dissected into 24 segments and laid on early 19th Century linen (map: 114 x 120 cm), housed within an early 19th Century marbled card slipcase with diamond shaped red paper label with letterpress title: ÔFishers Karte von Oesterreich ob der EnsÕ (slipcase: 32 x 21 cm) (Very Good condition, map with only very light and minor marginal staining, otherwise bright and fresh, slipcase with wear but still good). A magnificent example of Georg MatthŠus VischerÕs celebrated wall map of Upper Austria, a masterpiece of Baroque era cartography, present here in the second edition, issued in Steyr in 1762, an extraordinary example printed on blue paper. This impressive map is the first scientific survey of Upper Austria, as well as sumptuous Baroque tableau that sees the regionÕs vivid landscape to come alive. The map embraces the entire region of the traditional Archduchy of Upper Austria (roughly in line with the modern state of Oberšsterreich) and extends from the eastern lakes of the Salzkammergut in the southwest; to Almont, in the southeast; to Passau, in the northwest; and to the Danube Valley below Linz, in the northeast. The map is dominated by the courses of the Danube and Traun Rivers and their tributaries, while the Alps rise in the southern regions. While the map evinces a relatively high degree of planimetric accuracy, it captures the landscape in a lively pictographic manner, with birdÕs eye views of towns, castles and estates assuming their true individual appearances, while the rivers, lakes, hills and mountains take on an almost three dimensional form, while a network of roads and bridges links its various parts. The map is adorned with six especially fine vignettes, indicative of the fact that sketching topographical scenes was, in addition to cartography, VischerÕs specialty. The upper left corner features a scene of linen makers before Waxenberg Castle, while below are the arms of the Archduchy, while further down, contained within an elaborately bordered roundel, is a scene overlooking the Traunsee, one of the Salzkammergut lakes, home to magnificent castles. In both lower corners are scenes of mining, indicative of the fact that salt, silver and iron were then anchors of the regional economy. Along the centre of the right side is a fine view over the Attersee, while above, in the upper right corner, is a view of the Reichenstein Castle with scenes of glass making. The bottom centre features the scale and imprint surrounded by putti accompanied by VischerÕs surveying instruments. Importantly, the present example is of the second edition of the map, printed in in 1762 in Steyr, Austria by Christian August Schantz. Schantz updated the plate and issued the map in response to the cartographic demand that resulted from the ongoing Seven YearsÕ War. Georg MatthŠus Vischer: The Father of Modern Topographical Mapping & Drawing in Austria - Georg MatthŠus Vischer (1628 Ð 1696) was a central figure in the historical geography of Austria, being responsible for groundbreaking maps of and large books of topographical views of three Austrian duchies. Vischer was born in Wenns, Tyrol, and was ordained as a priest, eventually settling in the parish of Leonstein, Upper Austria. In spite of his vocation, his primarily interest was always geography and he was fortunate that his clerical superiors indulged his activities. Vischer earned a sterling reputation amongst the local nobility for his masterly estate plans and views of castles. For this reason, in early 1667, the government of Upper Austria accepted VischerÕs application to make a map of the duchy. Visscher did not rely on any previous sources and was determined to survey the entire region personally. He worked very quickly, yet carefully, and his survey was completed after only eight months. VischerÕs feat is rendered all the more impressive given the great speed with which he created a map of such accuracy and detail. His manu

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        Oeuvres du Philosophe

      Leipsig - Henri Louis Broenner, 1762 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A work of philosophyby King Frederick II of Prussia. This work is a mixture of prose philosophical writings and poetry. Complete in two volumes. In the original French. Scarce to be complete in two volume set. With a frontispiece to volume I, illustrated title pages to both and numerous vignettes and ornamentsthroughout. These musings were written by Frederick the Great at Sans-Souci, hissummer palace. The location of this palace isat Potsdam, near Berlin. Condition: In uniform full calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the spines, resulting in some loss to the head and tail of volume I. Front joint to volume I is starting but firm. Small crack to head of rear joint to volume II. Handling marks to boards. Front hinge to volume I is slightly strained but firm. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Some offsetting to first few pages to both volumes. Occasional annotation by prior owner to both volumes, mostly underlining and notes to margins. Does not affect text. Pages are slightly age toned with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        I riti nuziali degli antichi romani. Per le nozze di Sua Eccellenza Don Giovanni Lambertini e Donna Lucrezia Savorgnan.

      per Lelio dalla Volpe, 1762. Cm. 39, pp. (16) xxiv, 75 (1). Antiporta figurata con la città di Bologna sullo sfondo, incisione a piena pagina con i ritratti degli sposi, due capolettera istoriati, 11 finalini e 10 grandi testate. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con punte, dorso liscio con titoli in oro su doppio tassello in marocchino rosso. Qualche rada fioritura marginale, ma esemplare fresco e particolarmente marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bell'edizione in cui si deve apprezzare, oltre l'eleganza tipografica, anche la qualità delle composizioni in prosa e in verso "...il che di raro avviene a siffatti libri le più volte tributati al solo fasto, spessissimo alla menzogna". La parte poetica raccoglie dieci capitoli sui particolari riti osservati dai romani precedenti le loro nozze, prevalentemente di scrittori bolognesi e reggiani. L'autore delle note è Mons. Floriano Malvezzi e la lettera di dedica di Lorenzo Beccatelli. Cfr. Caterzani e Cicognara (1780).

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        Mémoires de Miss Sidney Bidulph, extraits de son journal

      aux dépens de la Compagnie. Binders of the time in full mottled calf blond. Back smooth decorated with boxes and gilded florets, as well as parts of title and volume number morocco camel. Cold net framing the boards. Nets gilded on the cuts and caps. All red edges. aux dépens de la Compagnie à Amsterdam 1762-1768 in-12 (10x15,5cm) (4) 413pp. et (4) 448pp. et (4) 395pp. (2) et (12) 319pp. et (4) 320pp. 5 volumes reliés

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        L'Egypte ancienne, ou memoires historiques et critiques sur les objets les plus importans de l'histoire du grand empire des Egyptiens

      Chez Vincent. First EditionBinding in full mottled calf antique brown. Back with nerves decorated. Part of title in red leather and black wax volume number. Upper joint split in mind. Chez Vincent à Paris 1762 in-12 (9,5x16,5cm) CXV (1) 364pp. (7) viij, 520pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        A Description of the Spanish Islands and Settlements On the Coast of the West IndiesandnbspCompiled from authentic Memoirs Revised by Gentlemen who have resided many Years in the Spanish Settlementsandnbsp

      

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        Esprit des lois de la tactique du Maréchal de saxe, contenant plusieurs découvertes nouvelles sur l'art de la guerre

      chez Pierre Gosse Junior. Brunet and Graesse have the first edition appearing in 1756; we have not found any trace of this edition. With 56 folding plates. A scarce work. Not in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and numerous other great libraries. Contemporary marbled sheep, spine in 6 decorated compartments. The work consists of a commentary on the notes and propositions left by Marechal de Saxe. These are various, and include the reasons for having a school of instruction for officers, to the use of the bayonet; there is also a curious note on the Tatars and Chinese. % chez Pierre Gosse Junior A La Haye 1762 in 4 xvi. 160 (erreur de pagination p.459 pour 159), 196pp. 56pl. dépliantes. Deux tomes en un Vol. relié

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        MANUSCRIT. Codex des médicaments ou pharmacopée de Paris.

      1762. ____ Traduction manuscrite inédite du « Codex » de Paris, probablement de l'édition de 1758. La première édition du « Codex » en français date du début du XIXe siècle. Le « Codex medicamentarius, seu Pharmacopea Parisiensis », tout d'abord destiné à la seule ville de Paris, était devenu, grâce à sa réputation et au rayonnement de sa Faculté, le guide pharmaceutique officieux du Royaume avant qu'il ne soit transformé en 1818 en « Codex seu Pharmacopae gallica » dont les prescriptions deviennent obligatoires pour toute la France. La première édition en français ne sera publié qu'en 1837. Ecriture très lisible d'une seule main. A la suite, on trouve une importante « Table alphabétique des compositions qui sont contenues dans ce volume », datée de 1762. Puis, sur plus de quarante pages une série de recettes de remèdes, tisanes, poudres... Curieuse reliure. On a pris au XVIIIe le vélin de la reliure d'un livre du XVIIe (Les poésies de la Mesnardière) pour confectionner celle-ci. De même les 40 premières pages sont paraphées en coin et ces cahiers ont été à l'époque récupérés dans un registe de comptes. L'ensemble offre un aspect quelque peu rustique qui ne manque pas de charme.*****. In-4. Collation : 326 pp. (noté 316)., (6 pp. bl.), 40, (3) pp. Vélin. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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         Histoire des Druses peuple du Liban, formé par une colonie de François... contenant leur origine, leur agrandissement, l'Histoire de l'Emir Facardin (Fakhreddine), leur état actuel & la nature de leur Commerce...

      Paris, Cailleau, 1762, in 12, d'un f. de titre imprimé, d'un faux-titre gravé et de XII-310pp. puis une table chiffrées par erreur de 335 à 358pp., ill. d'une grande carte se dépliant et de 4 gravures h.t. dont une se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, une gravure restaurée (peu visible) et qq. infimes trous de ver en marge de qq. feuillets - Relié à la suite : Eloge funèbre de Monseigneur le Dauphin par Mr. Puget de St Pierre, P. Panckoucke 1766, de 40pp. Qq. corrections anciennes à la plume. Bon exemplaire. Rare toute première édition avec un titre imprimé sans date et un titre gravé daté de 1762 (ici corrigé à la plume en 1763). C'est le premier livre sur les Druses. Cette secte bâtinide est issue de l'ismaélisme. La transmission de la doctrine, portant principalement sur la métempsychose, se fait au travers de 3 grades initiatiques. Ce dernier aspect a beaucoup fait fantasmer les occidentaux qui y ont vu une sorte de franc-maçonnerie. ¶ C. Aboussouan Le livre et le Liban p. 185 "L'auteur rapporte l'origine légendaire des Druses qui descendraient d'une colonie de François établis en Asie dans le douzième siècle, il s'agirait d'un Régiment commandé par le comte de Dreux d'où leur nom. Selon Puget de Saint-Pierre les Druses eux-mêmes se considéreraient comme les descendants de Godefroy de Bouillon, mais pour lui la Nation Drusienne est une secte connue dès le X° siècle qui s'est formée en Phénicie et s'est retirée dans les cavernes du Mont Liban et a été rejointe et renforcée par les croisés du comte de Dreux. L'auteur raconte l'histoire des Druses, décrit leur religion, leurs coutumes, leurs villages et leur commerce" - Hage-Chahine Levant n°3878 (à la date de 1763) - Rohricht, 1475 - cf. Jean-Marc Aractingi, « Les Druzes et la Franc-maçonnerie », in Les Cahiers de l'Orient, no 69, 2003.

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

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

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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. 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. Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, front joint just cracking but firm, lightish foxing and browning; a good crisp copy. Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1762.

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        Anecdotes of painting in England; with some account of the principal artists; and incidental notes on other arts; collected by the late Mr. George Vertue; and now digested and published from his original MSS. by Mr. Horace Walpole [with] A catalogue of engravers, Who have been born, or resided in England; digested by Mr. Horace Walpole From the Mss. of Mr. George Vertue; To which is added An Account of the life and works of the latter

      First Edition [Twickenham] Printed by Thomas Farmer at Strawberry-Hill [through 1771] MDCCLXII. [1762] Complete in five volumes, all first editions (one of only 300 sets, according to Hazen), dated 1762, 1762, 1763, 1763, and 1771, with 110 full-page copper-engraved plates. 4to, in half sheets: xiii, [2], 168, [14, appendix], [6, index], errata leaf; [2], 158, [51, appendix], [7, index], [1, errata]; [2], 155, [3, appendix], [8, index], final leaf, often absent (per Hazen) and usually bound in vol. II, of advertisements of Vertue's catalogues of pictures; x, [2], 151, [1, errata], [2, appendix], [6, indexes]; [4, versos blank and in this copy adhered], 128, 14 [Life of Vertu], 20 [list of Vertue's works], [9, index], [1, blank], [final advertisement leaf, as in vol. 3]pp. Vol. 3 bears the imprint: "Strawberry-Hill: printed in the year 1763". Vol. 4 bears the imprint: "Strawberry-Hill: printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1771", and is numbered "Volume the fourth and last." A continuation was issued as 'A catalogue of engravers,' in 1763. Full red straight-grained morocco, the covers framed with a single gilt fillet, the turn-ins decorated with a gilt leaf roll, the spines, in six compartments, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, red silk page markers. A splendid set, the bindings tight and square, with spines darkened and gilt dulled; internally, wide-margined pages, generally clean and fresh, some plates moderately foxed, less than skillful repair to title page of catalogue of engravers. Walpole, 14. Hazen, Strawberry Hill, 10. Lowndes 2819 (calling the plates of this edition "Infinitely superior"). Gibson's Library, p. 280. Late in life, Walpole described the Anecdotes as 'the only thing I ever published of any use.' It was mainly based on the archives (40 volumes of manuscripts relating to English painters, sculptors, engravers, and architects ) he purchased from the widow of the engraver George Vertue in 1758, which Walpole wrote contained 'an infinite quantity of new and curious things.' (ODNB)

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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. 1762. Volume XXXII. 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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        Vue du Mont Vezuve Tel Qu'il Etoit en 1757.

      Noel Le Mire after G de la Croix. Vue du Mont Vezuve Tel Qu'il Etoit en 1757. Original engraving, published by Duboccaye, Paris, 1762. 350 x 450 mm. £580

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        Contes et nouvelles en vers

      S.n.. The so-called Fermiers Généraux edition, using the editions of 1685 and 1696 for the text and adding tales by d'Autreau and de Vergier, present in the 1718 edition.This edition was of 2,000 copies on vergé de Hollande paper, the present copy one of the rare copies in contemporary morocco. This copy is probably of the first issue, bearing in mind the quality of the engravings and a fleuron error on p. 240 of vol. 1, later corrected.The work has 80 proof illustrations by Eisen, engraved by the foremost engravers of the time (Aliamet, Baquoy, Choffard, Delafosse, Flipart, Le Mire, Leveau, de Longueuil and Ouvrier), two frontispiece portraits (one of La Fontaine by Hyacinthe Rigaud and another of Eisen by Vispré, engraved by Ficquet), as well as six vignettes by Coffard, of which two to title, two hors-texte at the head of each volume and two at the head of the first tale in each volume; and 53 tailpieces.  This edition was printed at the expense of the Fermiers Généraux and is therefore known as the "Fermiers Généraux edition." It stands out thanks to the high quality of its printing and the remarkable illustrations by Eisen (1720-1778), who made this work not only his own masterpiece, but unquestionably one of the masterpieces of 18th century illustrated book production. Contemporary red morocco, the spines with gilt fillets and fleurons (stars), the covers with a triple frame of gilt fillets, gilt tooling to edge of covers, narrow interior gilt dentelle framing the marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A few insignificant spots to the plates in the second volume. This copy has a few inversions in the order of the plates in volume one, due to binder error: 257-258, index leaf, 261-262, 259-260, 265-266, 263-264, blank, 267-268.  The engravings by du Cas of Conscience and the Devil of Papefiguière are in the uncovered state, as are those of the Lunettes and Rossignol. The engraving of Féronde is in its pre-hat state, the plate of the Other Imitation of Anacréon in its pre-arrow state, while that of the Ailing Alix has no ornaments on the curtains, like the plate of 'the Remedy'. Brunet notes that the plates contained nude elements, which were then hidden by alterations to the two plates. A very attractive copy in a rare contemporary red morocco binding.  S.n. à Amsterdam [Paris] 1762 in-8 (12x18,5cm). xiv (2) 268pp. et (2) viij (2) 306pp.(4) 2 volumes reliés

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        Autograph letter, signed, by Lord George Anson to Lord Hardwicke.

      London: Office of the Admiralty, 1762. Original manuscript, laid paper sheet measuring 235 x 185 mm., annotated to both faces; folded to letter size. Original manuscript letter written and signed by Admiral George Anson three months before his death. The letter is dated 5 March 1762, almost three months to the day before Anson died 6 June 1762. The most successful and famous English privateer of the eighteenth-century, Anson returned home from his Pacific raiding voyage in 1744 laden with gold. Although scurvy and disaster claimed the lives of the majority of his crew, the sheer volume of treasure hailed the expedition a success in the public eye, and assured Anson's enduring fame. This letter is fully signed "Anson". Written from the Admiralty and intended for Lord Hardwicke (Anson's father-in-law), the letter concerns the commission of a naval officer. At this time Anson was First Lord of the Admiralty. Excellent condition.

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        MARTINIQUE / GUADELOUPE / FINE PRINTING / SEVEN YEARSÕ WAR: AN ACCOUNT OF THE EXPEDITION TO THE WEST INDIES, AGAINST MARTINICO, GUADELOUPE, AND OTHER LEEWARD ISLANDS, SUBJECT TO THE FRENCH KING, 1759. BY CAPTAIN GARDINER OF THE KINGÕS ROYAL MUSQUETEERS,.

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for G Steidel 1762 - 4¡ (26.5 x 21 cm / 10.5 x 8 inches): Collation Complete Ð vi + 91 pp., 4 plates (2 folding) + vi, 91 pp., bound to style in modern tan half-calf with marbled boards, elaborate gilt tooling to spine (Very Good, internally overall clean and bright, small abrasion and light toning to English half title, and some light foxing to latter pages). A rare and exceptionally attractive account of the British attacks upon Martinique and Guadeloupe in 1759, during the Seven YearsÕ War, written by Captain Richard Gardiner, a participant in the events, an example of fine printing published by the incomparable John Baskerville. This is the rare and highly attractive John Baskerville edition of Richard GardinerÕs account of the 1759 British attacks upon the French Caribbean sugar islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, during the Seven YearsÕ War. BritainÕs designs to take the valuable islands from France were key to her plan to turning the entire war around in her favour. While the attempt to seize Martinique failed, the attack upon Guadeloupe succeeded, striking a major blow to FranceÕs economy and peace of mind. Gardiner, a British captain of the Marines, was a key participant in the operations, and penned this very readable and entertaining insidersÕ account, which is considered by historians to be accurate and authoritative, free of the embellishments that often mar such works. The text of GardinerÕs account was highly regarded by his contemporaries. The prominent book critic Tobias George Smollett (1721-71), in The Critical Review, opined: ÒIf this performance was not a little too much embroidered with quotations from the classics, and, in some places, a florid Iuxuriancy of stile, we should not fear to pronounce it one of the best pieces of this kind which have appeared since the beginning of the last Spanish war. It is indeed written with such spirit, elegance, and precision É and we hope the authorÕs ingenuity will be thrown into the scale, with his other military qualifications, when it comes to his turn to be promoted in the service.Ó. SEE OUR WEB-SITE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION. References: Beinecke, Lesser Antilles, no. 220; Cundall, West Indies, no.104; Gaskell, Baskerville, no.24; Kislak Collection, no.804; Princeton University Library, Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Baskerville 1762e; Sabin, no. 26628; Stevens, Americana, pp.325-6; Straus & Dent, John Baskerville, no. 61. Cf. Tobias Smollett, Critical Review, or, Annals of Literature, vol. 8 (1756), pp.386-91 (re: GardinerÕs first edition of 1759).

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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, tiny chip to head of spine of Volume 1, large oval ink library stamp and small neat numbers in old ink to title pages, pale foxing to title in Volume 1, pale staining to pastedown, endpaper and last 3 pages of Volume 1, pale staining to margins of pastedown, endpaper and title page of Volume 2, inner margin of frontispiece has pale stain, otherwise a very good 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; John Lust, Western Books on China Published up to 1850, page 29, No. 99. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Prospetto della Scala che da Piazza di Spagna conduce alla chiesa e convento della SS.ma Trinità, sul Monte Pincio principiata soto il glorioso Pontificato d'Innocenzo XIII e terminata sotto la S. M. di Papa Benedetto XIII

      1762. Splendida veduta prospettica di Piazza di Spagna. L'incisione fa parte di una serie di 37 vedute che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò a Francesco Panini (1738 - 1800) tra il 1763 e il 1779. Incise da diversi artisti, tra cui Giuseppe Vasi, le tavole circolarono separatamente. Esemplare nel primo, con l'indirizzo della Calcografia camerale che è abraso nel secondo stato. Acquaforte e bulino, restauro sul margine bianco destro, nel complesso in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Beautiful perspective view of Piazza di Spagna. The plates is from a series of 37 views that the Calcografia Camerale published with the drawings with the drawings commissioned to Panini between 1763 and 1779 including different artists, plates that were sold separately, without grouping in a book. Example in the first, bearing the address of Calcografia Camerale, abraded in the second state. Etching and engraving, restoration on the right white margin, not affecting the image, otherwise in excellent condition. Rare. Roma Rome Scalabroni, 402 675 470

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        LAW TRACTS.

      Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1762.. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION 1762, 2 volumes complete,  MAGNA CARTA AFTER INTRODUCTION IS IN LATIN.  8vo, approximately 205 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 8 engraved plates of seals and 2 tables,1 folding, pages: Volume 1, [4], [3]-257, [6]; Volume 2, [4], [III]-CXV (Introduction), [4], [1]-135, [8], bound in full contemporary calf, maroon gilt lettered labels to spines, blind decoration to covers. Binding slightly rubbed, scuffed and marked, Volume 1 has 1½ inch crack to head of lower hinge, Volume 2 has 1 inch crack to head of both hinges, covers firmly attached, corners slightly bumped and worn, Volume 1 has tiny chip to tail of spine, faint worm track to first few pages of Volume 1, hardly visible, tiny hole to 1 page just affecting 1 letter, easily understood, a few margins slightly dusty, occasional small brown spot, faint browning to 1 table, pastedowns and free endpapers have brown staining to outer edges, otherwise a very good set. Four of Blackstone's early works: Collateral Consanguinity, Considerations on Copyholders, The Law of Descents, and the whole of Volume 2 on the Magna Charter. See Sweet and Maxwell, A Bibliography of English Law, Volume 1, page 346, sect. 2, No3. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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