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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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        Letter to Thomas de Saint Laurent]. Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 30 December 1783. 4to (21×17 cm). Autograph letter in French, signed, written in dark brown ink on paper in a Latin hand. In a later paper folder.

      - Letter in French, signed and with a long autograph postscript, written from Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by the Dutch governor of Ceylon, Cornelis Dionysius Krayenhoff to Thomas de Saint Laurent, apparently Jean de Thomas (1762-1835), 3rd Count of Saint-Laurent, a French naval officer. Krayenhoff was a director of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and from 1767 to 1791 governor of Ceylon. He thanks Saint Laurent on his own behalf and his wife's for his letter of 14 December and the enclosure[?] signed by Mr. de Peinier or de Seinier[?]. He also gives his regards to Mr. Le Fer. In the postscript he notes that Mr. de La Motte has left for Negombo with a large company and gives his regards to le Chevalier de Tan, Mr. de Coste de Selle and Beaumont. Count of La Motte-Picquet. In very good condition.

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        Gottfried Christian Bohns Wohlerfahrener Kaufmann, oder umständliche Nachricht, mit was für Waaren, Münze, Maße und Gewichte die vornehmsten Städte in Deutschland, Spanien, Portugall, Frankreich, England, Holland, Brabant, Dänemark, Polen, Schweden, Italien, der Schweiz, Lief- und Rußland verkehren, und wie von einem Orte auf den andern gewechselt wird; welcher die neuesten Wechsel- und andere Handlungs-Ordnungen nebst einer ausführlichen Anweisung zum italienischen Buchhalten, dem kaufmännischen Briefwechsel, und mehrern nöthigen Handelssachen beygefüget worden. Viel vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe

      Hamburg, Bohn 1762 - 3 Bl., 884 S., 4 Bl., (ohne Frontispiz), 21,5 x 14 cm, Ledereinband der Zeit berieben mit goldgeprägterm Rücken, gebräunt, leicht stockfleckig. Sprache: deu

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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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        Les duels célèbres

      1762. Rouveyre et Blanc éditeurs, Paris, 1884. In-8 (23 x 15 cm) reliure demi-chagrin à coin, dos à nerfs à titres et filets dorés, doré sur tête, couverture illustrée conservée, XXI p.,180 pages. Illustrations : bandeaux et culs-de lampes, planches sur chine. Exemplaire numéroté sur papier vergé (N°66/650). en excellent état. Hommage de l'auteur. Préface de Aurélien Scholl. Français broché aBon étatDeCollection

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        Bibliotheca juris orientalis canonici et civilis auctore Josepho Simonio Assemano utriusque signaturae referendario. Liber primus. Codex canonum ecclesiae graecae

      Ex typographia Komarek, Roma 1762 - In 4, cm 21 x 29, pp. XXII + (2) + 600 + (2). Piena pergamena coeva rigida. Tagli rossi. Nervature al dorso. Edizione originale. Primo volume, in realta' considerato a se' stante di questa rarissima opera in seguito pubblicata in 5 volumi tra il 1762 e il 1766 e dedicato al diritto nei paesi d'oriente. Questo primo volume, considerato in realta' autonomo, tratta dei Codici canonici della chiesa greca. Assemani , di origine libanese, maronita, studio' a Roma al collegio maronita, in seguito inizio' a lavorare alla Biblioteca Vaticana come interprete in lingua araba e siriaca. Nel 1715 venne inviato in oriente alla ricerca di manoscritti religiosi, tornando con piu' di 150 codici. La stessa cosa avvenne nel 1735, quando torno' con 2000 documenti e manoscritti. In seguito fu nominato prefetto della Vaticana e Arcivescovo di Tiro ITA

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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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        Auf einem Postament an einem mit Weintrauben gefüllten Faß stehende Italienerin, den weinstampfenden Bacchusknaben umfassend.

      - Feder in Braun, über Bleistift, links unten signiert „Riepenhausen inv. e diseg". 28,3:20 cm. Leicht fleckig. Provenienz: Sammlung Friedrich Schöne, nicht bei Lugt. Nach erster Unterweisung bei ihrem Vater, dem bekannten Göttinger Kupferstecher Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1762-1840), erhielten die Gebrüder Riepenhausen Anregungen durch W. Tischbein (1751-1829) durch Teilnahme am Stechen seiner Illustrationen zu Homer nach antiken Denkmälern. Dadurch war ihr Interesse an dieser Thematik nachhaltig geweckt. 1804 wurden sie Schüler von J.H. Tischbein d. J. (1742-1808) an der Kasseler Kunstakademie und 1805 von C.F. Hartmann (1774-1842) in Dresden. In Dresden konvertierten sie zum Katholizismus. 1805 reisten sie mit K.F. von Rumohr (1785-1843) und den Brüdern Tieck nach Rom, wo sie bis zu ihrem Tod ansässig blieben. Hier standen sie dem Kreis der Nazarener nahe, doch hielten sie nicht wie jene streng am Formenkanon dieser Gruppierung fest. Bedeutende Positionen nahmen sie in der deutschen Künstlerkolonie ein – Franz etwa war Vorstandsmitglied der Künstlerhilfskasse und Mitbegründer des deutschen Künstlervereins -, zudem pflegten sie zum Teil freundschaftliche Kontakte mit Archäologen, Gelehrten und Diplomaten sowie Künstlern und Literaten, veranstalteten zeitweise sogar selber literarische Veranstaltungen. Politische Umstände und auch Schicksalsschläge führten dazu, daß sie zeitlebens unter finanziellen Engpässen litten und verarmt und weitgehend verkannt starben. Ihr künstlerischer Schwerpunkt lag auf archäologischen und historischen, mythologischen und literarischen Themen.

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        De diversis luminis gradibus dimetiendis, opus posthumum in latinum conversum a Joachimo Richtenburg

      [8] ff., 195-[1] pp., 7 pl. Vindobonae (Vienn), Typis Ioannis Thomae Trattner, (1762), , [8] ff, 195-[1] pp, 7 pl, cartonnage corail muet de l'époque, 7 planches d'optique dépliantes gravées en taille-douce. Rare traduction latine de l'important traité de Bouguer, procurée par le jésuite Joachim Richter von Richtenburg. L'édition originale française a paru en 1729 sous le titre Essai d'optique sur la gradation de la lumière, puis a fait l'objet d'une seconde édition, posthume, en 1760, publiée en tant que Traité d'optique sur la gradation de la lumière. Ouvrage de premier ordre, rédigé par le fondateur de la photométrie ; Bouguer fut le premier à pouvoir mesurer l'intensité de la Lumière. Son traité lui permet de présenter son invention la plus importante : le photomètre, qui lui permit de mesurer l'intensité lumineuse du soleil et de la lune. "Bouguer's achievement was to see that the eye could be used, not as a meter but as null indicator, i.e, to establish the equality of brightness of two adjacent surfaces (...) In the latter part of the Essai, Bouguer published the second of his great optical discoveries, often called Bouguer's law : in a medium of uniform transparency the light remaining in a collimated beam is an exponential function of the lenght of its part in the medium" (DSB). Étiquettes d'une bibliothèque hongroise au dos ; et cachet humide "A Nepkoyvtar kozponttol Nem Adhato Eli". Petite étiquette de classement fixée à des fils tendus le long du dos. Cartonnage légèrement sali. Galeries en marge des premiers feuillets, sans atteinte au texte, pliure, petites déchirures sans manque sur les derniers feuillets, l'une réparée. Oxydation habituelle pour les papiers germaniques, de qualité moyenne.

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        Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Année 1757. Avec les mémoires de mathématique et de physique, pour la même année

      [4] feuillets, 216-568 pages Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1762, in-4, [4] feuillets, 216-568 pages et 18 planches repliées, basane havane de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, Première édition. Volume contenant 32 mémoires de : d'Alembert ("Réponse à un article du mémoire de M. l'Abbé de La Caille sur la théorie du Soleil" et addition), Bouguer ("Remarques sur les moyens de mesurer la lumière..."), de La Lande ("Sur les passages de Vénus devant le disque du Soleil en 1761 et 1769"), Duhamel ("Exemples de circonstances qui peuvent produire des embrasements spontanés"), Vaucanson ("Description d'une nouvelle machine à laminer les étoffes de soie"), la Condamine ("Extrait d'un voyage en Italie"), etc... Ex-libris manuscrit ancien au titre, "Grande bibliothèque" ; et cachet ex-libris d'un séminaire du diocèse de Montpellier. Coiffes arasées, coins émoussés, épidermures. Bon état intérieur.

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        Tyrolis Pars Meridionalis cum Episcopatu Tridentino finitimisque Vallibus et Limitibus Venetis accurata descripta a Iosepho de Spergs in Palenz et Reisdorf. edentibus Homannianis Hered. C.P.S.C.M.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Joseph von Spergs (Sperges) b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, n. 1762, 47,5 x 56 Tomasi, Il Territorio Trentino-Tirolese Nell Antica Cartografia, 73 a und Abb. Seite 90. - (Joseph von Spergs brachte 1762 eine von 4 Platten gedruckte Tirol-Karte heraus) - Zeigt den südlichen Teil von Tirol mit dem Fürstentum Trient (Trentino) zwischen Bozen und Gardasee. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. - Oben links Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Oben rechts Meilenzeiger.

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        Kupferstich - Karte, n. M. N. Cnopf b. Homann Erben, "Tabula Geographica sistens Territorivm Liberae Sacri Romani Imperii Civitatis Svevo - Hallensis in suas Praefecturas divisum unacum finitimis Regionibus".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1762, 46 x 55 Oben links die Titelkartusche, rechts oben Erklärungen. Zeigt die Umgebung von Schwäbisch Hall. Gebiet Kupferzell, Crailsheim, Gaildorf, Murrhardt.

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        Beskrivelse over den tilforn meget prægtige og vidtberømte Dom-Kirke i Throndhjem, Egentligen kaldet Christ-Kirken. + Anhang til Beskrivelsen over Thronhjems Dom-Kirke.

      Winding Trondheim 1762. 4to. (6) + 358 + 96 s. 9 kobberstikk (6 foldede). Samt. skinnbd. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Slitt ved øvre og nedre kapitél. Forsatsbl. klippet ut. 2 kobberstikk med rift. Gammelt navn på forsats.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De l'Éducation publique.

      A Amsterdam 1762 - In-12 de (2)-XX-235 pp., veau havane, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. « Au moment de sa publication, De l'Éducation publique fut attribuée avec insistance à Diderot et inclus dans une édition non autorisée de ses oeuvres qui parut à Amsterdam en 1773. Voltaire parle de Diderot comme de l'éditeur de cet essai, et Grimm lui-même, qui d'évidence n'aimait pas ce livre, reconnaissait qu'il « se pouvait que le philosophe ait vu ce manuscrit et qu'il y ait mis quelques phrases ». [.] 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 en saura que dire » (A.M. Wilson). Barbier attribue cet ouvrage à Crevier d'après une note manuscrite trouvée dans un exemplaire. Bel exemplaire. Tchemerzine-Scheler, II, 945 ; Adams, Bibliographie de Diderot, II, DA1. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traità Des Pierres Prà cieuses et de la maniere des les employer en Parure.

      1762 - 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 RÃ gime. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband der maßgebliche deutschsprachigen Zeichenlehren des 18. Jahrhunderts). - Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic, Oder gründlich-verfasste Reguln derer man sich als einer Anleitung zu berühmter Künstlere Zeichen-Werkcken bestens bedienen kann. Erster (- vierter) Theil. ANGEBUNDEN: I. L’anatomia dei pittori de SIgnore Carlo Cesio, das ist: deutliche Anweisung und gründliche Vorstellung von der Anatomie der Mahler (.) übersetzet von Johann Daniel Preißler, Nürnberg, 1759. II. Gründliche Anleitung, welcher man sich im Nachzeichnen schöner Landschafften oder Prospecten bedienen kann, den Liebhabern der Zeichen-Kunst mitgetheilet und eigenhändig in Kupffer gebracht von Johann Daniel Preißler. Nürnberg, 1766. III. Gründliche Anweisung zu

      Preissler Erben, Nürnberg 1762, 63, 65, 63. ANBINDUNGEN: Ohne Ort und Jahr (Nürnberg, 1760). - Folio. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit goldgepr. Titelrückenschild und marmorierten Bezügen. Gestochenes Frontispiz, die einzelnen Teile mit jeweils 4 Bll. gefolgt von 18 gestochenen Tafeln. Anbindungen I und II jeweils: 2 Bll., followed by 16 engraved plates each. III mit gestochenem Titel und 12 gestochenen Tafeln. Komplett. Einige Blatt gleichmässig gebräunt, aber insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. Wie praktisch immer Mischauflage der einzelnen Teile. – Heilmann et al. (2014), Pos. 4.4 und 5.3: „Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic von Johann Daniel und Johann Justin Preißler zählt zu den erfolgreichsten deutschsprachigen Zeichenlehrbüchern der Frühen Neuzeit. Der Maler Johann Daniel Preißler (1666 –1737) lernte in Nürnberg. Ein mehrjähriger Studienaufenthalt in Italien (1688 – 1696), Venedig und vor allem Rom, gab ihm entscheidende Einblicke in die aktuelle, europaweit vorbildliche Kunstpraxis. Ab 1704 leitete Preißler die Nürnberger Malerakademie und ab 1716 auch die angegliederte städtische Zeichenschule. (.) Die enorme Rezeption des Zeichenlehrbuchs gründet in einem didaktischen Coup: Preißler lieferte nicht einfach nur Vorlagen zum Kopieren. Den Ausschlag für den Erfolg gab die Konzeption des Buches als eine Art vorbereitender Kurs auf das Kopieren nach Vorlagen, also zur Nutzung weiterer Vorlagenbücher. Preißler bot dem Zeichenschüler ein leicht nachvollziehbares System, mit dem dieser sich letztendlich eine Methode aneignete, in jeder Art von Vorlage die geometrischen Grundformen zu erkennen, die in leicht gezeichneten Hilfslinien als proportional korrektes Gerüst für die ausführliche Nachzeichnung (in einem nachfolgenden separaten Arbeitsschritt) dienen sollte. (.) Ein Zeichenheft des sächsischen Prinzen und späteren Kurfürsten Friedrich Christian I. (1722 –1763) von 1735 in Dresden (.) belegt die Rezeption der Preißlerschen Didaktik selbst in den höchs ten gesellschaftlichen Kreisen. Die Blätter zeigen in einem abweichenden Layout präzise Reinzeichnungennach den Preißlerschen Figuren als Ergebnis der Übungen des Prinzen. (.) Die Vorlagen entwarf Johann Daniel Preißler selbst, die Umsetzung in den Druck leistete sein Sohn Georg Martin (1700 – 1754)." (S. Müller-Bechtel zu Pos. 4.4). 2500 g

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        Archiducatus Austriae Superioris Geographica Descriptio, facta Anno 1667. Kupferstichkarte von Oberösterreich in 24 Segmenten auf alter Leinwand mit 6 kleinen Teilkupfern, die auf kleinen Ansichten verschied. Gewerbe darstellen (Fischzucht, Jagd, Bergwerk etc), 1 Wappenkartusche. 123 x 120 cm. Gest. von Melchior Küssel, Augsburg renovit C. A. Schantz, Styriae 1762.

      - - Die Teilansichten zeigen Herrschaft Reichenstein, Grafschaft Orth, Grafschaft Kammer, Salz- und Eisenbergwerk. - Bis Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts maßgebliche topographische Aufnahme der Region, die noch in einer 3. Auflage 1808 erschien. Hier vorliegend die 2. Ausgabe von 1762. - Trocken gereinigt und auf Manilafaser kaschiert! 1.100 gr.

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        Trattato delle lodi e della coltivazione degli ulivi. Nuova accuratissima edizione presa da quella del 1720 citata dagli Accademici della Crusca. Colle Annotazioni del Dott. Giuseppe Bianchini di Prato e di Domenico M. Manni

      Nella Stamperia di, 1762. In-4° antico (240x177mm), pp. VIII, 112, cartoncino posteriore bicromo con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Vignetta calcografica al titolo con riproduzione di una medaglia recante su un verso l'effigie del Vettori e sull'altro quella di un ramoscello d'ulivo. Dedicatoria del Manni a al senatore bolognese Francesco Giovanni Sampieri. Fregi tipografici incisi in xilografia. Fioriture normali. Buon esemplare in barbe. Settecentina fiorentina di questo trattato rinascimentale sulla coltivazione degli ulivi e delle viti. Il libro del Vettori (Firenze, 1499-ivi, 1585), impresso all'origine nel 1569 dai Giunti, è il maggior testo del Rinascimento italiano sulla viticoltura e sulla produzione dell'olio, notevolissimo anche come modello di prosa scientifica. Opera di larga fortuna, fu varie volte ristampato (nel 1870 ne erano uscite già 12 edizioni) e fu letto attentamente anche fuori dell'Italia (Thomas Jefferson ne possedeva una copia nella propria biblioteca). Donno, Bibliografia sistematica dell'olivo e dell'olio di oliva, passim. Gamba, 1026. Paleari-Henssler, p. 753. Italiano

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        Annali d'Italia dal principio dell'era volgare sino all'anno 1750. Colle prefazioni critiche di Giuseppe Catalani.Tomi I- XII + Tomo XIII e Indici.

      Giuntini, 1762-1764. In 4 14 tomi di pp., XXXVIII-501 + I tavola in antiporta, XV-526,XXIV-509,XXXIX-532,LXVIII-482,L-520,LXVIII-452,LXXV-402,LXXI-348,LXXVIII-475,XL-358,LIX-380,380 Continuazione, 256 Indici. Ril.coeva m. pelle e orocon tagli picchiettati azzurrini.I volumi 2 e 4 con cuffie in alto un po lente e lievi abrasioni ai piatti.

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        Principia Jurisprudentiae Romano-Germanicae Una Cum Historia Juris, Nec Non Jura Allegandi Iisque Studendi Methodo Ac Ordine, In Usum Academicum Et Forensem Adornata.

      Ingolstadt, Joannis Leopoldi Montag; 1762. [10] Blatt, 1006 Seiten, [6] Blatt; Halbledereinband; Rücken oben bestoßen; ansonsten sehr gepflegtes ORIGINAL aus Klosterbibliothek. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        [Letter to Thomas de Saint Laurent]. Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 30 December 1783. 4to (21

      Letter in French, signed and with a long autograph postscript, written from Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by the Dutch governor of Ceylon, Cornelis Dionysius Krayenhoff to Thomas de Saint Laurent, apparently Jean de Thomas (1762-1835), 3rd Count of Saint-Laurent, a French naval officer. Krayenhoff was a director of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and from 1767 to 1791 governor of Ceylon. He thanks Saint Laurent on his own behalf and his wife's for his letter of 14 December and the enclosure[?] signed by Mr. de Peinier or de Seinier[?]. He also gives his regards to Mr. Le Fer. In the postscript he notes that Mr. de La Motte has left for Negombo with a large company and gives his regards to le Chevalier de Tan, Mr. de Coste de Selle and Beaumont. Count of La Motte-Picquet. In very good condition.

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        PHILIPPE LOUIS PARIZEAU (1740 - 1801). Sammlung von figürlichen Darstellungen aus verschiedenen Folgen.

      - 96 Radierungen auf Bütten, 1762 bis 1782, bis ca. 23 x 17,5 cm (Blattgröße jeweils 36 x 21 cm). Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVI, S. 238. - Der Maler und Radierer wurde 1740 in Paris geboren wo er 1801 auch starb. Er war Schüler von J.G. Wille. - Vorhanden sind Blätter aus den Folgen: Recueil de Figures Drapées, 'Differentes Compositions D'après les Dessins de F.F. LaRue, Suites de Figures Drapées, Suite de Diff. Sijets, Iconologie, Etudes de Figures Dessinées D'après Nature. Insgesamt 96 Radierungen mit 131 Darstellungen. - Teils etwas fleckig und mit kleinen Handhabungsspuren sowie vereinzelt geringe Papierverluste. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Karton-Einband der Zeit (berieben und bestoßen). - Mit Szenen aus Geschichte und Mythologie sowie reizenden Kinderdarstellungen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lettera autografo di Carlo Goldoni. Bologna, Giugno 1762

      1762. Lettera autografo di Carlo Goldoni. Bologna, Giugno 1762. In-8°, 4 pp., 9 righe con data e firma. Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (Venezia, 25 febbraio 1707 - Parigi, 6 febbraio 1793) è stato un drammaturgo, scrittore, librettista e avvocato italiano, cittadino della Repubblica di Venezia. Goldoni è considerato uno dei padri della commedia moderna e deve parte della sua fama anche alle opere in lingua veneta. « Ella pure nel nostro Veneto idioma; ma colla scelta delle parole, e colla robustezza dei sentimenti, ha fatto conoscere che la lingua nostra è capace di tutta la forza e di tutte le grazie dell'arte oratoria e poetica, e che usata anch'essa da mano maestra, non ha che invidiare alla più elegante Toscana. Ella aveva ciò dimostrato altre volte in varie pubbliche azioni, nelle quali vuole il sistema di questa ben regolata Repubblica Veneta che del proprio nativo idioma gli Oratori si valgano, e la di Lei naturale facondia, unita al chiarissimo suo talento, ed allo studio incessante di cui si compiace, rende l'E. V. ammirabile nell'età verde in cui si ritrova, e fa sperare in Lei coll'andar degli anni un benemerito cittadino di questa Patria gloriosa. » Uff. pacco 3.

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        The London Cook, or The whole Art of Cookery made easy and familiar. Containing A great Number of approved and practical Receipts in every Branch of Cooker. Viz. Chap. I. Of Soups, Broths and Gravy. II. Of Pancakes, Fritters, Possets, Tanseys, &c. III. Of Fish. IV. Of Boiling. V. Of Roasting. VI. Of Made-Dishes. VII. Of Poultry and Game. VII. Sauces for Poultry and Game. IX. Sauces for Butcher's Meat. &c. X. Of Puddings. XI. Of Pies, Custards, and Tarts. &c. XII. Of Sausages, Hogs-Puddings, &c. XIII. O Potting and Collaring. XIV. Of Pickles. XV. Of Creams, Jellies, &c. XVI. Of Made Wines. To which is prefixed, A large Copper-Plate, representing his Majesty's Table, with its proper Removes, as it was served at Guild-Hall, on the th of Novemb

      London: Printed for S. Crowder and Co. J. Coote. and J. Fletcher. 1762 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 195 x 118 mms., pp. iv [v - xxii Contents], 331, 474 - 486 [487 - 488 adverts], folding engraved plate (as mentioned on title-page), contemporary calf, gilt borders on covers, raised bands between gilt rules on spine, new red morocco label. A very good copy, with the Ex Libris of L. E. Alderman on the front paste-down end-paper The curious pagination is also found in the BL copy. Gelleroy describes himself on the title-pages as "Late Cook to her Grace the Dutchess [sic] of Argyle. And now to the Right Hon. Sir Samuel Fludger, Bart. Lord May of the City of London." "Fludger" is in fact Sir Samuel Fludyer (1704 - 1768), one of London's foremost merchants who left an estate valued at £900,000 at his death. Bitting p.179; Maclean p.56; Oxford p.92; Simon, BG, 740 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SICILIA. SARDINIA. CORSICA. MALTA.

      HOMMANIANIS HEREDIBUS. (LES HERITIERS D'HOMMAN). 1762 - TRES BELLE CARTE GEOGRAPHIQUE (48 X 57 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON, 52 X 60 AVEC LES MARGES) DU SUD DE L'ITALIE, DE LA SICILE ET DE LA SARDAIGNE, COUVRANT LA REGION DE LA CORSE ET LA BOTTE DE L'ITALIE DU SUD JUSQU'A LA TUNISIE ET L'AFRIQUE DU NORD, COLORIEE A LA MAIN D'EPOQUE. AVEC UN JOLI CARTOUCHE ILLUSTRE, TRES DECORATIF, DONNANT LE TITRE DE LA CARTE. BON ETAT.

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        The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq. The Life of The Author. In Eight Volumes.

      A. Millar London Second Edition. Eight Volumes complete 1762 - Octavo;Frontispiece to volume one. In fine contemporary matching bindings of full calf,corners slightly worn, the spines with raised bands, red-brown lettering pieces, gilt decoration in compartments, now a little dulled. Spine ends to vol one sl chipped and also head of vol eight.Sl cracking to upper joint vol one, another joint with a slight worm hole. Minor toning to the text. A Good solid and attractively bound set of this early edition of Fielding, from the Parker family library at Browsholme Hall, then Yorkshire, with their engraved bookplates. [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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        The Practice of a Justice of Peace, Containing the Statutes Which

      1762. Cunningham's Practice of a Justice of Peace Cunningham, T[imothy] [d.1789]. The Practice of a Justice of Peace: Containing the Statutes Which Give Jurisdiction to that Magistrate. With a Greater Variety of Precedents Formed the Words of the Acts of Parliament than in Any Other Book Extant. Compiled and Published Under the Direction of the Right Honourable Lord Ward. London: Printed by E. Richardson and C. Lintot, 1762. Two volumes. iv, 528; [ii], 561, [87] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines, hinges mended. Light rubbing, faint stains and minor scuffing to boards, heavier rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial bookplates to front pastedowns. Moderate toning, light foxing in places. Early owner signature to head of title pages, interiors otherwise clean. * First edition. "As the furnishing of justices of the peace with a sufficient variety of precedents, formed upon the words of the acts of parliament, was the sole motive for compiling the following sheets; so the reader may be assured that no forms are published, but such as appear to the compiler to be accurate. (...) The statutes under each title are inserted in a chronological order; which may serve to give the reader an idea of the progressive improvements made in the statute law, and be useful for many other purposes" (iii). Cunningham was a member of the Middle Temple and the author of an important law dictionary. A second edition of his JP manual was published in 1769; a supplemental volume to this edition followed in 1770. English Short-Title Catalogue T140365.

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        The History of the Life and Reign of Philip, King of Macedon The Father of Alexander. By Thomas Leland, D.D., Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin.

      The Second Edition. Quarto (25.5 cm wide x 29 cm high). Pagination: Volume I: Engraved Frontispiece, LVII pages with a preliminary Dissertation on the Council of Amphyctyon, Large Fold-Out-Map of Antient [sic] Greece and the adjacent Countries, 204 pages / Volume II: Engraved frontispiece of Demosthenes, 312 pages, Fold-Out engraving with ancient coins, 8 pages Index // Hardcover / Original full calf with gilt lettering on spine. Binding somewhat shaky but holding. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear. The binding needs some attention from a bookbinder but is in overall very good condition. With the Exlibris - bookplate of William Crosbie, Lord Brandon, 1st Earl of Glandore, to the front pastedown. Thomas Leland (17221785) was an Irish historian, translator and academic and the author of the early gothic novel, "Longsword, Earl of Salisbury: An Historical Romance", published in 1762. He was born in Dublin and educated at Thomas Sheridan's school and then at Trinity College, where he became Professor of Oratory in 1763. He translated the Orations of Demosthenes in three volumes and wrote a life of Philip of Macedon in 1758. He wrote an influential "History of Ireland from the Invasion of Henry II" in 1773. His portrait, by John Dean, is held by the National Portrait Gallery. Leland was made a fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 1746. He was ordained a Church of Ireland priest in 1748, he served as vicar in Bray, Co. Wicklow, in 1773 he was appointed Vicar of St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, in Dublin. (Wikipedia) ________________________________________ Provenance: Earl of Glandore, in the County of Kerry, was a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1776 for the Irish politician William Crosbie, 2nd Baron Brandon. He was the son of Sir Maurice Crosbie, who had previously represented County Kerry in the Irish House of Commons for over forty years, and was raised to the peerage as Baron Brandon in 1758. The first Baron was succeeded by his son, the second Baron. He was a member of the Irish Parliament for Ardfert. In 1771 he was created Viscount Crosbie, of Ardfert in the County of Kerry, and in 1776 he was further honoured when he was made Earl of Glandore, in the County of Cork. Both titles were in the Peerage of Ireland. On his death the titles passed to his son, the second Earl. He sat in the House of Lords as one of the original twenty-eight Irish Representative Peers. He was childless and on his death in 1815 the viscountcy and earldom became extinct. He was succeeded in the barony by his cousin, the fourth Baron. He was the son of the Very Reverend the Hon. Maurice Crosbie, Dean of Limerick, younger son of the first Baron. Lord Brandon was a clergyman and served as Rector of Castle Island in County Kerry. He had no surviving male issue and on his death in 1832 the barony became extinct as well. The family seat was Ardfert Abbey, Ardfert, County Kerry. (Wikipedia) ________________________________________ Philip II of Macedon (Phílippos II ho Makedon 382336 BC) was the king (Basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. He was a member of the Argead dynasty, the third son of King Amyntas III, and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III. Philip was the youngest son of the king Amyntas III and Eurydice I. In his youth (c. 368 365 BC), Philip was held as a hostage in Thebes, which was the leading city of Greece during the Theban hegemony. While a captive there, Philip received a military and diplomatic education from Epaminondas, became eromenos of Pelopidas, and lived with Pammenes, who was an enthusiastic advocate of the Sacred Band of Thebes. In 364 BC, Philip returned to Macedon. The deaths of Philip's elder brothers, King Alexander II and Perdiccas III, allowed him to take the throne in 359 BC. Originally appointed regent for his infant nephew Amyntas IV, who was the son of Perdiccas III, Philip managed to take the kingdom for himself that same year. Philip's military skills and expansionist vision of Macedonian greatness brought him early success. He first had to re-establish a situation which had been greatly worsened by the defeat against the Illyrians in which King Perdiccas himself had died. The Paionians and the Thracians had sacked and invaded the eastern regions of the country, while the Athenians had landed, at Methoni on the coast, a contingent under a Macedonian pretender called Argeus. Using diplomacy, Philip pushed back the Paionians and Thracians promising tributes, and crushed the 3,000 Athenian hoplites (359). Momentarily free from his opponents, he concentrated on strengthening his internal position and, above all, his army. His most important innovation was doubtless the introduction of the phalanx infantry corps, armed with the famous sarissa, an exceedingly long spear, at the time the most important army corps in Macedonia. Philip had married Audata, great-granddaughter of the Illyrian king of Dardania, Bardyllis. However, this did not prevent him from marching against them in 358 and crushing them in a ferocious battle in which some 7,000 Illyrians died (357). By this move, Philip established his authority inland as far as Lake Ohrid and earned the favour of the Epirotes. He agreed with the Athenians, who had been so far unable to conquer Amphipolis, which commanded the gold mines of Mount Pangaion, to lease it to them after its conquest, in exchange for Pydna (lost by Macedon in 363). However, after conquering Amphipolis, he kept both the cities (357). As Athens declared war against him, he allied with the Chalkidian League of Olynthus. He subsequently conquered Potidaea, this time keeping his word and ceding it to the League in 356. One year before, Philip had married the Epirote princess Olympias, who was the daughter of the king of the Molossians. During 356 BC, Philip also conquered the town of Crenides and changed its name to Philippi: he established a powerful garrison there to control its mines, which granted him much of the gold later used for his campaigns. In the meantime, his general Parmenion defeated the Illyrians again. Also in 356 Alexander was born, and Philip's race horse won in the Olympic Games. In 355354 he besieged Methone, the last city on the Thermaic Gulf controlled by Athens. During the siege, Philip was injured in his eye. It was later removed surgically. Despite the arrival of two Athenian fleets, the city fell in 354. Philip also attacked Abdera and Maronea, on the Thracian seaboard (354353). Philip was involved in the Third Sacred War which had begun in Greece in 356. During the summer of 353 he invaded Thessaly, defeating 7,000 Phocians under the brother of Onomarchus. The latter however defeated Philip in the two succeeding battles. Philip returned to Thessaly the next summer, this time with an army of 20,000 infantry and 3,000 cavalry including all Thessalian troops. In the Battle of Crocus Field 6,000 Phocians fell, while 3,000 were taken as prisoners and later drowned. This battle granted Philip an immense prestige, as well as the free acquisition of Pherae. Philip was also tagus of Thessaly, and he claimed as his own Magnesia, with the important harbour of Pagasae. Philip did not attempt to advance into Central Greece because the Athenians, unable to arrive in time to defend Pagasae, had occupied Thermopylae. Hostilities with Athens did not yet take place, but Athens was threatened by the Macedonian party which Philip's gold created in Euboea. From 352 to 346 BC, Philip did not again come south. He was active in completing the subjugation of the Balkan hill-country to the west and north, and in reducing the Greek cities of the coast as far as the Hebrus. To the chief of these coastal cities, Olynthus, Philip continued to profess friendship until its neighboring cities were in his hands. Philip II gold stater, with head of Apollo. In 349 BC, Philip started the siege of Olynthus, which, apart from its strategic position, housed his relatives Arrhidaeus and Menelaus, pretenders to the Macedonian throne. Olynthus had at first allied itself with Philip, but later shifted its allegiance to Athens. The latter, however, did nothing to help the city, its expeditions held back by a revolt in Euboea (probably paid by Philip's gold). The Macedonian king finally took Olynthus in 348 BC and razed the city to the ground. The same fate was inflicted on other cities of the Chalcidian peninsula. Macedon and the regions adjoining it having now been securely consolidated, Philip celebrated his Olympic Games at Dium. In 347 BC, Philip advanced to the conquest of the eastern districts about Hebrus, and compelled the submission of the Thracian prince Cersobleptes. In 346 BC, he intervened effectively in the war between Thebes and the Phocians, but his wars with Athens continued intermittently. However, Athens had made overtures for peace, and when Philip again moved south, peace was sworn in Thessaly. With key Greek city-states in submission, Philip II turned to Sparta he sent them a message: "If I win this war, you will be slaves forever." In another version, he warned: "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city." According to both accounts, the Spartans' laconic reply was one word: "If". Philip II and Alexander both chose to leave Sparta alone. Later, the Macedonian arms were carried across Epirus to the Adriatic Sea. In 345 BC, Philip conducted a hard-fought campaign against the Ardiaioi (Ardiaei), under their king Pluratus, during which he was seriously wounded by an Ardian soldier in the lower right leg. In 342 BC, Philip led a great military expedition north against the Scythians, conquering the Thracian fortified settlement Eumolpia to give it his name, Philippopolis (modern Plovdiv). In 340 BC, Philip started the siege of Perinthus. Philip began another siege in 339 of the city of Byzantium. After unsuccessful sieges of both cities, Philip's influence all over Greece was compromised. However, he successfully reasserted his authority in the Aegean by defeating an alliance of Thebans and Athenians at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC, while in the same year, Philip destroyed Amfissa because the residents had illegally cultivated part of the Crisaian plain which belonged to Delphi. It was these decisive victories that finally secured Philips position as having the majority of Greece under Macedonian sovereignty. Philip created and led the League of Corinth in 337 BC. Members of the League agreed never to wage war against each other, unless it was to suppress revolution. Philip was elected as leader (hegemon) of the army of invasion against the Persian Empire. In 336 BC, when the invasion of Persia was in its very early stage, Philip was assassinated, and was succeeded on the throne of Macedon by his son Alexander III, who later become known as Alexander the Great. As historians Roisman and Worthington state, to Macedonian rulers, Achaemenid Persia stood as an example of statehood and mores. This is especially true of Philip II as he built his power and created many institutions to imitate those known from the Achaemenid Empire. Thus, inspired by Persian achievements, Philip established a Royal Secretary and Archive, and aimed at the elevation of the political as well as religious level, and he used a special throne (Gr. thronos) borrowed from the Achaemenid court to demonstrate his elevated rank. The institution of the Royal Pages (Gr. Paides Basilikoi) was probably inspired by Achaemenid prototype - among their duties, Arrian mentions mounting the king on his horse "in the Persian style". The status of Thrace in 342-334 under the Macedonian sway as a kind of regular satrapy resembled Achaemenid administrative practices, and the organization of the royal court, generally, followed in a fashion of the Acha

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        [CORSE] Carta geografica del regno di Corsica.

      [Venise, Albrizzi, 1762]. 328 x 422 mm. Très belle carte de la Corse, ornée d'un ravissant cartouche de titre décoré des armoiries de la Corse et d'une grande vignette. L'île est représentée alors qu'elle était un royaume, état éphémère proclamé entre 1736 et 1738. Lors du soulèvement du peuple corse contre la République de Gênes, dirigé par le baron Théodore de Neuhoff, ce dernier se proclama roi. Il fut le premier et seul roi de toute l'histoire de la Corse, sous le nom de Théodore Ier. Le nord est placé à gauche de la carte. Légères traces de pliures, sinon bel exemplaire aquarellé. Cervoni, 79.

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        COLONIAE ANGLICANAE ILLUSTRATAE: OR THE ACQUEST OF THE DOMINION, AND THE PLANTATION OF THE COLONIES MADE BY THE ENGLISH IN AMERICA, WITH THE RIGHTS OF THE COLONISTS, EXAMINED, STATED, AND ILLUSTRATED

      London, 1762. [2],viii,141,[1]pp. including advertising and errata leaves. Quarto. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked, spine gilt, morocco label, gilt inner dentelles. Calf a bit scuffed at extremities, slightly worn at corners. Internally clean. Very good. William Bollan (1710?-82) was the colonial agent from Massachusetts in England from 1745 to 1762. He was renowned for his skill in lobbying for the colony, being particularly adept at securing for Massachusetts wartime reimbursement, and he repeatedly offered policy advice to the agents of the Prime Minister and the King. In 1757, when Thomas Pownall replaced William Shirley, Bollan's father-in-law, as governor of Massachusetts, Bollan's political career was threatened. Boston lawyer and early revolutionary James Otis sided with Pownall to secure Bollan's removal, but Lieut. Gov. Thomas Hutchinson stood steadfastly behind Bollan, beginning a long feud between Otis and Hutchinson. This feud would have severe implications in the growing revolution, as the disdain Otis and Hutchinson shared for each other would often play out in politicized discourse. The several colonial administrations under which Bollan served consistently failed to reimburse him for what he thought he was worth, so eventually he abandoned the role of colonial agent and picked up as a patriotic writer, the present volume being an early example of his work. He was later hired as agent for Massachusetts again, this time for the liberty- minded colonists, but he failed to reach an eleventh-hour compromise to avoid the war. He died before the war's completion. "The first part of an intended larger work relates early geographical knowledge to Portuguese exploration down the west coast of Africa in the fifteenth century. The proposed work was intended as a justification of colonial rights" - Bell. "A very learned work, but of which, unfortunately, no more was published" - Sabin. HOWES B142, "b." SABIN 6209. BELL B348. ANB, pp.130-31.

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        Art des forges et fourneaux à fer.

      [Paris: Desaint et Saillant], 1762. 2 volumes in folio; Forges et fourneaux, première section: 66p., 4 planches; Seconde section: 31p., 2 pl.; Troisième section: 141p., 16 pl.; Quatrième section (Traité du fer par Swedembourg, traduit du latin par Bouchu), 1762: [ii], 196p., 9 pl. Broché sous couvertures d'attente en papier gris (refaites à l'identique pour le premier volume), quelques pages froissées, mouillures irrégulières affectant une quarantaine de feuillets et une dizaine de planches. Bon ensemble néanmoins. Monographie rédigée dans le cadre de la "Description des Arts et Métiers", remarquable inventaire préparé depuis la fin du XVIIème siècle sous la houlette de l'Académie des Sciences et qui ne fut effectivement publié qu'à partir de 1761. La publication fut définitivement arrêtée en 1789 après avoir produit 113 sections ou cahiers largement illustrés décrivant quelque 74 arts et métiers, et "constituent peut-être le plus précieux inventaire à disposition pour l'étude de l'artisanat et des techniques à la naissance de la Révolution industrielle". (Armand Brulhart, "En Français dans le texte"). On joint (gracieusement) un fascicule séparé en état médiocre (mouillures, galerie de vers): DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU. De la forge des enclumes, 1762, (11p. texte et 1 pl.)

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        Kupferstich - Karte, von Georg Frid. Lotter b. Tob. Conr. Lotter, "Carte Geographique du Comte de Lippe, divisée .".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1762, 48,5 x 58 Seltene Karte der Grafschaft Lippe. Unten links die Titelkartusche, oben links ein Meilenanzeiger, unten rechts eine Windrose. Gebiet Rinteln, Bad Driburg, Bielefeld. Mittig Detmold.

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        The Works of Henry Fielding Esq. With The Life of the Author

      Four volumes complete - Volume One - 49, [3], 623pp, [1]; Volume Two - [4], 603pp, [1]; Volume Three - xxiv, 597pp, [1] and Volume Four - xi, [3], 595pp, [1]. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, contrasting volume label to fourth, remaining panels with central gilt device of an owl sitting on a tree stump with crossed bow and arrow, covers with gilt rolled border. Chipped to spine ends with small amounts of loss, outer joints split but holding well, corners bumped and rubbed, with a couple of minor repairs to covers. Internally light browning and foxing, some light damp staining, signature Ff in volume one is heavily foxed, previous owners (Smyth-Pigott of Brockley) armorial bookplate to volume three, with minor evidence of their removal from the other three volumes. The life is by Arthur Murphy, engraved frontispiece in volume one is by Basire after Hogarth

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        Von der Wassersucht und ihren besondern Gattungen nach dem Englischen verdeutscht, mit den Anmerkungen des französischen Uebersetzers und einer Beschreibung eines neuen von Herr Lecat erfundenen Trokar, auch mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen von D. Carl Christian Krause

      Leipzig, in der Fritschischen Handlung, 1762 - 366 Seiten, 10 Seiten Innhalt und ein Kupfer Einband leicht berieben, Seiten teilweise stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 261 Kl.-8°, privater Halbledereinband

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        Carta topografica del Territorio pistoiese fatta da Antonio Matani

      1762. pieghe editoriali, restauri mm 345x470

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