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        The Citizen of the World on Letters from a Chinese Philosopher residing in London to his friends in the East.

      London: by J. Newberry 1762 - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 2 volumes, our copy with the following issue points, "Printed for the Author" on titlepage, page "vii" misnumbered "v" in volume 1 and the "i" in the catchword "mazing" on page 11 in volume 2 is out of alignment. Bound in early full speckled calf, raised bands, gilt lettered spines, head and foot of spine of volume 1 rubbed with some slight loss, hinges rubbed but covers firmly attached, text clean and bright throughout. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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      Joannis Baskerville. Birminghamiae. 1762 - FIRST BASKERVILLE EDITION. 6mo. (6.3 x 3.7 inches). viii,300, Errata leaf, Publishers advert leaf. Engraved frontis and title page. A bright clean copy in a fine contemporary leather binding of full red sheep. Spine with raised bands, each with diagonal gilt lines. Compartments fully decorated with gilt lattice design inside double gilt rules. Green title label, gilt. Triple ruled and double decorative gilt borders to the boards. Board edges decorated in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A lovely copy of this beautifully printed book and an attractive 18th century binding.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Voyage de Paris à St. Cloud par mer, et retour de St. Cloud à Paris par terre. Quatrième édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée, avec une Carte très-exacte, dont le plan a été levé sur les lieux

      Duchesne, Paris 1762 - Deux parties en un volume petit in-8 (174 x 104 mm), veau fauve, dos lisse orné, pièce de maroquin rouge, triple filet entourant les plats, filet de coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Carte dépliante gravée. Ex-libris de Mme Charles de Lacharrière. (charnière supérieure fendue, coiffes et coins usés, quelques rousseurs). // Two parts in one small octavo volume (174 x 104 mm), fawn calf, smooth spine tooled, red morocco label, gilt triple fillet border on covers, fillet on turns-in, dentelle inside, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Engraved folding map. Bookplate of Mme Charles de Lacharrière. (upper hinge cracked, spine extremities and corners uses, some spots).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Military Maritime History - 50 plates): Marine Militaire Ou Recueil Des Differens Vaisseax Qui Servent a la Guerre, Suivis Des Defense Des Portes.

      Chez L'Auteur (Ozanne; Rue St. Thomas du Louvre) 1762 - Large 8vo, later vellum spine with cloth boards, complete with all 50 engraved, b&w, numbered plates (some are actually text, in French), plus the engraved title and dedication (Le Duc De Choiseui) pages. Endpapers intact, with very little browning and foxing, with heavy laid paper. There are some very small and uniformly spaced pinholes in the left margin, from the old threaded binding. The plates are quite attractive, with their own explanatory texts on the page. This 'textbook' was produced in 1762, six years after he had been appointed Dessinateur de la Marine. He is known for his many maritime drawings (ports, naval battles, construction- like the current plates which show ships, battle formations and views). Ozanne was something of a child prodigy draughtsman, as by age 10 he was working at the Brest arsenal. Many of his original drawings are housed in Paris, at the Musee de la Marine, and the Cabinet des Dessins (Louvre). (Reference : Polak 7234). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peregrinaçam 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

      Joam de Aquino Rulhoens, Lisbon 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        1. 'Plan der Action bei Soldendon in Pommern mit den Russn und Preiss 15. Oct. 1762'. 2. 'Plan der Affeir bey Pyritz mit denen Rusen und Preisen 1759, den 8.May'. Zwei große farbige Pläne in Tusche und Aquarell auf Papier, ohne Faltspuren, undatiert (zweite Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts, wohl vor 1770), unsigniert. Die Maße der ersten Karte 45,4 cm x 56 cm, die Maße der zweiten 45 cm x 55,6 cm. Dargestellt sind Orte, Befestigungsanlagen und die Schlachtenaufstellung von Truppen in einer Seenlandschaft, die Bezeichnungen der Orte und Truppen jeweils in dekorativer Titelkartusche. Allerdings sind diese Angaben offensichtlich weitgehend fiktiv, so läßt sich ein Ort "Soldendon", nach bisherigen Recherchen, in Pommern nicht nachweisen. Die Zeichnu

      - Die Entstehung der beiden Karten ist durchaus im Kontext einer kartographisch-militärischen Ausbildung zu denken, dafür sprechen Ausführung, aber auch Fehler und Schwächen in der Zeichnung. Die bekannten, zu Übungszwecken hergestellten, fiktiven Schlachtentopographien des 18. Jahrhunderts beschränken sich allerdings auf die eher schematische Darstellung von Orten und Gebäuden, während die vorliegenden Karten diese geradezu in den Mittelpunkt rücken. Thema in beiden Karten ist eine fiktive Auseinandersetzung zwischen Russen und Preußen in Pommern, sicherlich entstanden vor dem realen Hintergrund des Siebenjährigen Krieges. Besonderheiten und Datierung: Zu 1): "Soldendon in Pommern" ist ein rein fiktiver Ort. Weder gab es eine Stadt, noch ein Schloss dieses Namens. Das Schloss auf der Karte ist scheinbar an einer Küstenlinie situiert. An seinem Fuße ist eine Wassermühle mit zwei Wasserrädern - vielleicht sogar eine Pulvermühle - gezeichnet, die es in einer solchen Region nicht geben kann. Auch andere, eingezeichnete Orte wie "Ortenstein" sind in Pommern nicht nachweisbar. Im Vorfeld der Burg scheinen wahllos die preußischen wie russischen Linien in die Landschaft gesetzt worden zu sein, ohne auf Gelände oder Taktik besonderen Wert zu legen. Dargestellt sind zwei sehr große Armeen. Die Russen zeichnen sich durch zahlreiche Regimenter, mehrere Kavallerie- und Kosacken-Einheiten aus und sind zudem mit 38 Geschützen ausgestattet. Ähnliches gilt für die Preußen, die als "Preissen" bezeichnet werden. Der Darstellung nach müßte es sich um Armeen mit mehreren tausend Mann handeln, vor allem in Anbetracht der in der Legende aufgelisteten Verluste. Hier ist die Rede von einem Verlust von 4000 Mann auf Seiten der Preußen, eine Zahl die der Militärgeschichte wohl nicht unbekannt geblieben wäre. Für den fiktiven Charakter der Darstellung spricht aber besonders die Datierung dieser Begegnung für den 15. Oktober 1762, einem Zeitpunkt, zu dem Rußland keine Truppen in Pommern hatte und zum anderen seit mehr als zwei Jahren die kriegerischen Handlungen gegen Preußen eingestellt hatte. Zu 2): Im Gegensatz zu Soldendon handelt es sich bei Pyritz um einen realen Ort unweit vom heutigen polnischen Szczecin und Stargard Szczecinski, in der Nähe des großen Madüsees (poln. Miedwie, früher auch großer Stargarder See). Nur läßt sich die in der Karte gezeichnete Topographie heute nicht mehr erahnen. Der Zeichner hat den See und die Landschaft so wiedergegeben, wie diese vor 1770 zu sehen waren. Auf heutigen Karten, in denen der See mit einer Größe von 35 km verzeichnet ist, ist die ursprüngliche Weite des Sees von fast 60 km nicht mehr nachzuvollziehen. 1770 wurde David Gilly von Friedrich II. mit der Melioration des Gebietes betraut und begann mit der Umformung der gesamten Landschaft. Grundlage der vorliegenden Karte ist diese Landschaft eindeutig vor den Maßnahmen Gillys. Schloss Pyritz wie auch die umliegenden Orte sind perspektivisch und mit zahlreichen Details versehen dargestellt. Doch auch hier bahnte sich die Fiktion ihren Weg auf das Papier: taktisch ist eine Schlacht zwischen Russen und Preußen dargestellt, die am 8. Mai 1759 stattgefunden haben soll. Auch hier läßt sich in den Quellen und in der Literatur nichts über ein größeres Gefecht, wie in der Karte dargestellt, für diesen Zeitpunkt sagen. Zwar war das Gebiet um Stettin und Pyritz besonders in den Jahren von 1758 und 1759 besonders stark von russischen Truppen, insbesondere Kosacken, heimgesucht. Zu einem solch großen Truppenaufmarsch kam es jedoch nie. Dies gilt besonders für den Mai 1759, da die russischen Truppen in Ostpreußen überwinterten und zum Juni und Juli des Jahres im Großraum Posen (Poznan) konzentriert wurden. Allenfalls könnte es sich vielleicht um ein kleineres Gefecht handeln; Genaueres müßten weitere Recherchen ergeben. Zustand: Die ursprünglich sicherlich blaue Farbe der Gewässer hat sich alterungsbedingt verdunkelt, von wenigen kleinen Randläsuren abgesehen wohlerhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Esprit des Loix de la Tactique et des différentes Institutions Militaires, ou Notes. contenant plusieurs nouveaux Systêmes sur l'Art de la Guerre. Commentées par M. de Bonneville. Avec un Mémoire Militaire sur les Tartares & les Chinois.

      Chez Pierre Gosse,, a La Haye, 1762 - 2 voll. in-4° (260x195), pp. (6), XVI, 160; (6), 196; bella legatura coeva in piena pelle coeva marmorreggiata con triplice ordine di filetti dorati a bordare il perimetro dei piatti. Dorsi (rifatti nel secolo decimonono) a cinque nervi decorati in oro con titolo, filetti, fregi e segnatura di volume in oro entro scomparti. Tagli marmorizzati, sguardie in marmoreggiatura blu cupo, frontespizi impressi in rosso e nero con vignette allegoriche incise su rame da G. Sibelius. Complessive 56 magnifiche tavole calcografiche ripiegate f.t. con raffigurazioni di strumenti e di disposizioni militari. Testatine e capilettera istoriati incisi su rame. Esemplare ad ampi margini e ottimamente conservato, con bruniture e fioriture sparse quanto lievi. Seconda edizione (la prima è del 1756) di queste note di teoria militare di Maurizio di Sassonia (Goslar, 1696-Chambord, 1750), ampliate e rielaborate da Zacharie Pazzi de Bonneville (Lione, 1710-ivi, 1780), già editore, l'anno prima, delle "Rêveries" dello stesso maresciallo tedesco. Conlon, 62, 1166. 2 volumes in 4to (260x195), pp. (6), XVI, 160; (6), 196; bice contemporary binding in full marbled leather with spines rebacked in the Nineteenth Century. 56 magnificent folded plates engraved on copper out of text depicting arms and military dispositions. Head-pieces and initial letters engraved on copper. Tall copy in very nice conditions, with only some light foxing. Second edition (the first edition was printed in 756) of this military treatise by Maurice of Saxe [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        'Tabula Geographica sistens Territorium Liberae Sacri Romani Imperii Civitatis Svevo-Hallensis in suas Praefecturas divisum unacum finitimis Regionibus delinetata a Mattheo Ferdinand Cnopf et edita cura Homannianorum Heredum A°. 1762':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Matthaeus Ferdinand Cnopf b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1762, 46,5 x 55,5. Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 275. - Zeigt den Großraum Schwäbisch-Hall zwischen Gaildorf, Kupferzell, Crailsheim u. Murrhardt. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Oben rechts Kartusche mit Erklärungen. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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

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

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        The Citizen of the World on Letters from a Chinese Philosopher residing in London to his friends in the East

      London: by J. Newberry, 1762. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 2 volumes, our copy with the following issue points, "Printed for the Author" on titlepage, page "vii" misnumbered "v" in volume 1 and the "i" in the catchword "mazing" on page 11 in volume 2 is out of alignment. Bound in early full speckled calf, raised bands, gilt lettered spines, head and foot of spine of volume 1 rubbed with some slight loss, hinges rubbed but covers firmly attached, text clean and bright throughout.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers.

      Fermiers-generaux Edition 2 vols 8vo,Vol. 1. xiv, (2), 268, (4) [last leaf blank], portrait of La Fontaine, 39 eng. plates, Vol.2. (2), viii, (2), 306, (6) [last leaf blank], 16 pp, portrait of Eisen, 41 eng. plates, (but a total of 86 plates; see below) culs-de-lampe by Choffard, text and plates ruled in red throughout, occasional very slight foxing, bound, circa 1780, in blue morocco, gilt multi-roll borders of dots, greek key pattern, and flowers, spines gilt in six compartments, turn-ins gilt, doublures of pink watered silk with borders in gilt, a.e.g, pink silk ribbon markers, by Alexis Pierre Bradel, with his ticket in Vol.1.

      [Bookseller: H. M. Fletcher]
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        Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Editio secunda, aucta. I-II.

      1762 - Stockholm, L. Salvius, 1762-63. 8:o. (16),784 + (2),785-1684,(64) pp. Title pages printed in red and black. Two worn contemporary full calf volumes with raised bands, richly gilt spines, red morocco spine labels and sprinkled edges. Spines with superficial crackes and slightly rubbed. In part II a minor dark stain in the text on pp. 1035-36 and a few smaller stains in outer lower corner on pp. 1557-58. In the concluding unpaginated part, a small but quite intense stain in the lower margin on leaf Rrrrr4-6. With Carl Aurivillius' signature dated 1766. From the library of Vegeholm. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 500. Krok Bibliotheca botanica suecana 6. Portrait missing as usual. Apart from "Systema naturæ", "Species plantarum" is the central work of Linnæus. The first edition was published in 1753 and Linnæus considered it his major masterpiece. All botanic literature has a firm foundation in the "Species plantarum", although it was not until 1905 that its system of binominal nomenclature was determined on a botanic congress to be "eternally valid". Carl Aurivillius (1717-86) was professor of oriental languages at Uppsala university and had a lot of contact with his colleague Linnaeus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Du Contract Social; ou,] Principes du droit politique

      Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey,, 1762. Octavo (197 x 120 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, smooth spine ruled in gilt, paper label lettered in gilt, tan paper sides speckled in black, Engraved title vignette by B. Bolomey, with the name of the printer (C. Boily) indistinct as usual. Two small contemporary inscriptions, to front pastedown and front free endpaper, boards rubbed, head of spine a little chipped, corners of endpapers tanned, faint watermark to fore margin of half-title and title, occasional light spots to text. An excellent copy. The letters sent by Rousseau to his publisher, Marc Michel Rey, establish that variant A was abandoned in favour of variant B, which became the definitive version. The changes the author required concern the title page and the last pages. The title vignette of variant A copies depicts Justice but Rousseau wrote to Rey asking for a vignette of Liberty based on the one that had been used in Inégalités (1755), although he found the illustration distasteful, as it made the allegorical figure look like "une grosse joufflue". Rousseau subsequently found the title page too crowded, hence the move in variant B of the first half of the title ("Du Contract Social") to the half-title, where it is followed by a semicolon. Fearing it might cause the book to be censored in France the 24-line note on civil marriage at the end of the text was removed in variant B, thus suppressing p. 324. "The Contract Social remains Rousseau's greatest work. With no particular learning, no gift for logic, and a total lack of practical experience, he yet contrived to write a work of compelling eloquence (...) His work had the most profound influence on the political thinking of the generation following its publication" (PMM).

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        Carte Hydrographique de la Bay de Cadix

      Paris 1762. Karte zeigt die Bucht von Cadix, koloriert, Kupferstich, 56 x 87. Zustand: Falz oben leicht restauriert

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      [Boston?]. 1762.. 47pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Contemporary ownership signature at foot of titlepage and on verso. Titlepage stained, with some chips and tears around the edges. Text evenly tanned. Good. Evans notes that this pamphlet is attributed to Noah Welles in Dexter's YALE GRADUATES. "An amusing and very cleverly written satire on the Church of England and its form of worship. Noah Welles, pastor of the church at Stamford, Conn., was an ardent supporter of Puritanism against Episcopacy. He graduated from Yale in 1741, and all his life was prominent in its affairs. On the death of Thomas Clap he was seriously considered as his successor for president of the College. The above work ranks as an extremely fine example of early American humor and satire" - Lathrop Harper. Relatively scarce in the market. EVANS 9302. ESTC W21659. SABIN 102573. LATHROP HARPER CATALOGUE 169:1397.

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        Sagan om Ingwar Widtfarne och hans son Swen, från gamla isländskan öfwersatt, och undersökning om wåre runstenars ålder, i anledning af samma saga, samt företal om sagans trowärdighet; hwaruti de förr hos oss utgifna sagors wärde tillika stadfästes.

      Altsammans, til nordiska historiens och språkets förbättring, utgifwet af Nils Reinhold Brocman. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1762. 4:o. (2),XLIV,131,133-37,137-280,(6) s. Med runavbildningar i texten. Samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett och röda snitt. Klistermarmorerade pärmsidor. Några ytliga sprickor på ryggen och nötningar på titeletiketten. Märken efter ett avlägsnat exlibris på insidan av främre pärmen. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar samt några få markeringar i texten. Titelbladet med en liten reva i inre marginalen, de första bladen med ett litet maskhål i inre marginalen, pappersförluster i övre marginalen på s. 85-87 och en mindre bläckplump i yttermarginalen på s. 99-104.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 2615. Fiske Icelandic collection s. 644. Afzelius Svenska skrifter rörande Island s. 60. Med isländsk-svensk parallelltext. Den romerska pagineringsföljden upptas av en diskussion om sagans trovärdighet och den försvaras gentemot bl.a. Biörner. Själva sagan upptar s. 1-48 och är sammanskriven vid 1100-talets slut av den isländska benediktinermunken, historikern och författaren Odd Snorreson, även kallad Oddur Munk. På s. 49-280 utreder Brocman de nordiska runstenarnas ålder och innehåll, inte minst de s.k. Ingvarsstenarna. Nils Reinhold Brocman (1731-70) var assessor och translator i Antikvitetskollegiet och bl.a. medarbetare till Berch. Han hade 1753-54 arbetat som kopist åt J. Langebek, som låtit trycka det arnamagnæanska manuskript på isländska, vilket Brocmans utgåva bygger på

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        Plan der Reichsstadt Nürnberg mit Legende und Schilderung der Ereignisse im Jahr 1762. Unten rechts kl. Ansicht (3,1 x 7,8 cm) der Stadt. Altkolor. Kupferstichkarte 22 x 36,5 cm. um 1762.

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        La nouvelle maison rustique, ou economie generale de tous les biens de campagne. Huitieme edition, augmentee considerablement, & mise en meilleur ordre.

      MDCCLXII (1762).. 1 Bl., III S., 2 Bll., 916 S.; 4 Bll., 894 S., 13 Bll. Mit gest. Frontispiz, 37 (4 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln sowie 32 Textholzschnitte. Ldr. d. Zt. mit RVerg. und goldgepr. RSch. Francais;. Bitting S. 287. - Vicaire Sp. 521. - Vgl. Güntz II, 2. (EA 1700); Mennessier de la Lance II, 110 (Anm.); Graesse IV, 209 (spät. Ausg.). - Achte Ausgabe des mehrfach verlegten landwirtschafltichen Werkes. - Enthält Beschreibungen zu landwirtschaftl. Gebäuden, Pferden, Rindvieh, Ziegen und Schweinen sowie zum Feldbau, zur Waldwirtschaft und zur Fischerei, Jagd, Küche und Hauswirtschaft. L. Liger (1658-1717) verfasste zahlr. Werke zur Landwirtschaft, Gartenbau und landwirtschaftl. Ökonomie. - Vereinzelt gering fleckig, 3 Taf. am Rand beschnitten. Einbd. berieben, stellenw. gering beschabt, Rücken von Bd. I mit 2 kl. Wurmlöchern. Sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Bitte beachten Sie: Wegen des hohen Gewichtes (3,900kg) sind die Versandkosten so hoch!!!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat "Kochkunst Bibliothek"]
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        Contes et Nouvelles en Verse

      A Amsterdam" [i.e. Paris: : Barbou], 1762. First edition. The famous "Fermiers Généraux" edition. Two volumes, full red crushed levant morocco, gilt spines and sides, a.e.g. by Trautz-Bauzonnet, light wear to edges, but a beautiful set. 6-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches. Russell Gray ex libris. Contains 80 full page plates by Charles Eisen, with 53 tailpieces and 4 vignette-fleurons by Pierre-Phillippe Choffard. Cohen-de Ricci 558-571. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 26: "The Fermiers Generaux, an association of the members of which had charge of gathering certain kinds of taxes, formed 'the first financial company in the kingdom.' Seeking to affirm their position, they commissioned this edition of La Fontaine's broad and spirited tales, a suitable choice for men of affairs who had recently risen to prominence and did not pretend to refined and delicate taste. They were determined that the book should be the best of its kind . 'one of the handsomest disbursements of witty and sensual money of Louis XV's reign' . Eisen's eighty designs for La Fontaine are the liveliest and most adroit that he ever drew. Thoroughly at home with the varied action of these lusty stories - their love passsages, their intrigues, their practical jokes - he is also expert in choosing the moment in each that will best serve his purpose as an illustrator. Choffard's fifty-three tailpieces and four vignette fleurons form a perfect compliment to Eisen's plates.

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        Rosa IV, The Single Eglatine or Sweet Briarbush

      Nuremberg 1762 - Etching, with engraving, coloured by hand, by J.M. Seligmann. Very good condition. A very fine image from the work described by Dunthorne as 'one of the finest records of the cultivated flowers of the period' and by Blunt (p. 166) as 'one of the most decorative florilegia of the mid-eighteenth century.' A complete copy of this work sold for almost $1,000,000 in London in 2002. The great characteristic of this beautiful plate, from Trew's Hortus Nitidissimus , is the way in which the watercolour and bodycolour painting almost entirely eclipses the engraved lines. Although the work was actually started by Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762), the engravings were based on the collection of flower drawings owned by the botanist and bibliophile Christoph Trew, a distinguished physician of Nuremberg. Georg Ehret (1708-1770), who enjoyed Trew's patronage from 1732 and traveled widely on his behalf before settling in London in 1736, produced the designs for 40 of the eventual total of 188 plates. The remainder were drawn up by a team of local artists, including J.C. Keller, Professor of Drawing at Erlangen University, the court painter Nikolaus Eisenberger, and A.L. Wirsing. Cf. Brunet V, 943; cf. Dunthorne 310; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 144; cf. Harvard Arnold , p. 700; cf. Johnston Cleveland 493; cf. Nissen BBI 1995; cf. Pritzel 9500.

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        La vie du Comte de Totleben, ci-devant colonel au service des Etats-Generaux des Provinces-Unies, & dernierement lieutenant-general des armees de sa Majeste l'Impatrice de toutes les Russies; contenant ses avantures et ses campagnes. Avec un traite intitule: Le Comte de Totleben ressuscite et disculpe. Traduite du Hollandais.

      Cologne, Pierre Marteau, 1762.. 1 Bl., 150 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und -vergoldung.. Erste französische Ausgabe. - Gutes Exemplar.

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        The Life of Richard Nash, of Bath, Esq; Extracted from His Original Papers.

      London: Printed for J. Newbery. and W. Frederick. 1762 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 190 x 113 mms., pp. [ii], 234 [235 - 238 adverts], C6 in cancelled state, recently rebound in quarter calf, red morocco lable, marbled boards, gilt rules across spine; an attractive copy, but lacking the portrait. "Much has been written on Goldsmith's Life, partly in terms of its historical accuracy, but more particularly in an attempt to determine its dominant tone. For some Goldsmith's criticism prevails. And yet, notwithstanding the biography's reservations regarding Nash's character, it seems reasonable to see the Life as generally appreciative of an ambiguous subject who, as Goldsmith realized, was flawed because of his humanity in a town given to temptation, and was rendered complex by the matter-of-fact approach taken by his biographer: as he explained in the preface, 'I chose to describe the man as he was' (Goldsmith, 3.289). Thus Goldsmith's account ultimately develops themes identified in more ostentatious commemorations by William Oliver and William King: Nash as innovative reformer of social conduct and as benefactor, even a man of feeling—'None felt pity more strongly, and none made greater efforts to relieve distress' (ibid., 3.333). But as an early celebrity biographer, Goldsmith also appreciated the dangers of such exposure. Consequently the lasting theme of this, still the most valuable account of Nash's personality, is sympathy for a subject who sacrificed happiness, integrity, and independence for immediate fame and popularity within a community of which he was equally master and servant" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        A New and Complete System of Practical Husbandry; Containing All that Experience has proved to be most useful in Farming, Either in the Old of New Method; With a Comparative View of Both; And whatever is beneficial to the Husbandman, or conducive to the Ornament and Improvement of the Country Gentleman's Estate [Complete in 5 Volumes]

      London. : Printed for R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, T. Longman, J. Coote, J. Hinxman, W. Nicoll, and S. Davis. , 1762. Good-. Bound in contemporaneous quarter calf, with marbled boards. Covers a little rubbed but sturdy and serviceable. Five raised bands and gilt lettering to spines. The joints are largely cracked, although the bands hold the boards very steadfastly. The free endpapers are missing from volume I and 4, as is the rear free endpaper of volume 3. Armorial bookplate of 'W. M. Owen Esq of Woodhouse' (William Mostyn-Owen) to each front pastedown. Lightly toned throughout and with mild foxing largely confined to the very outermost leaves. There is a scanty few instances of neatly penned marginalia to volumes 1 and 2. . First printings. . Hard. 8vo. 8 1/8". . Good-. Illus. by Illustrated with 13 of 20 engraved plates (missing 7 plates), largely fold-out. Vol.I is missing 4 of 8 plates and one of the plates has a corner missing (as pictured), Vol.II bears 8 of 8 (2 of them being extra plates not listed in the directions to the book-binder). Vol.III is missing 3 of 4 plates and the remaining plate has a blank section of the margin missing (as pictured). .

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        Kst.- Karte, v. S. Bellin, "Le Portugal et ses Frontieres avec L'Espagne ..".

      . dat. 1762, 88 x 54,5 (H). Oben rechts ornamentale Titelkartusche. Zeigt Portugal und das südwestl. Spanien. Im Osten noch Cadix.

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        Mappe-monde ou description du globe terrestre, assujettie aux observations astronomiques par le Sr. Janvier Geographe. Avec privilege du Roi. 1762.

      Paris: 1762 - Engraved double hemisphere outline color map. With an elaborate title cartouche, with each hemisphere with its own title, Hemisphere Occidental and Hemisphere Oriental. Showing Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) with Terre de Diemen, Carpentaria and C. du Sud indicated, and attached to New Guinea in the north; just a coastal outline for New Zealand, no landmass at south pole, although Terres Antarctiques ou Australes is indicated. Published in Paris by Lattre. Image size: 17 3/4 x 12". Paper size: 19 1/2 x 14 1/2". Slight wear at center fold, otherwise very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thomas Penn sends instructions concerning the disposal of family property in Pennsylvania and the division of his father William Penn's estate, Pennsbury Manor: "I have desired I may have the house and a piece of land of three quarters of a Mile on the River with the house in the middle to run a mile back... and I desire when you lay out the four thousand acres, which he is to have, in farms that you will lay out..."

      Autograph Letter Signed "Tho Penn", 2 pages, 7.5" x 8.75" bifolium letter sheet, London, October 9, 1762. Addressed in his hand on the integral transmittal leaf to Edward Penington in Philadelphia. Usual folds, extremely minor marginal tear to front leaf, seal tear expertly repaired with period paper, else fine condition. Penn begins his letter detailing instructions on how to dispose of several properties belonging to his nephew and several family friends: [with period spellings retained]: "As I mentioned you to my Nephew Springt Penn to sell his land in Pensilvania I have desired the Attorney of Capt. Robt Edward Fell, Mr. & Mrs Beson, and Mr. & Mrs. Newcombe to desire your assistance to dispose also of theirs, which they hold joyntly with their Cousin and with him on all the descendants of my eldest Brother Wm Penn who had a manor granted to him, which he sold to Isaac Norris, and also another called Steining or New Garden some smal[l] parts of which remain to be sold, but th

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        Ornate piece of black lace belonging to Martha Washington

      Black lace, approximately 14.5? x 2.75?, belonging to Martha Washington, possibly mourning lace after the death of Gen. Washington. Part of lot 2134 of the February 5, 2010 James D. Julia Auction of items from the Tobias Lear family. Lear?s second and third wives were nieces of Martha Washington. At the same auction, General Washington?s map of the Battle of Yorktown sold for a world record $1.15 million, the most ever paid for a map at auction.From the Julian D. Julia catalogue description of lot 2134: ?Small group of lace and material identified as Martha Washington?s lace.? Included are color copies of the decorative cover of the 6? x 9? by ½? box in which the lace was kept and a 6? x 8.5? cardboard upon which was recently penned ?Martha / Washington?s / Lace.?Colonel Tobias Lear (1762-1816) was George Washington?s trusted friend and personal secretary from 1784 until Washington?s death in 1799. Lear was at Mount Vernon when Washington died. This was Lear?s diary entry: ?About ten o

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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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        Gebirgslandschaft mit einem Gewässer, rechts auf einem schroffen Felslen eine Burg, links eine Baumgruppe.

      . Feder in Schwarz und Bleistift, braun laviert, auf Bütten. 19,2:30,9 cm. Auf alten Sammlungsuntersatz montiert.. Nach einer Ausbildung zum Kaufmann in Mainz kehrte Franz Kobell 1762 in seine Geburtsstadt Mannheim zurück, wo er von seinem Bruder Ferdinand (1740-1799) auch künstlerisch unterstützt wurde. 1771-1778 bildete er sich zusätzlich an der Mannheimer Zeichnungsakademie aus. 1778 erhielt er von Kurfürst Karl Theodor von der Pfalz eine Pension, die ihm eine Reise nach Italien ermöglichte, wo er sich hauptsächlich in Rom aufhielt. Hier war er insbesondere dem Maler F. Müller (1749-1825), dem Dichter W. Heise und dem Bildhauer A. Trippel (1744-1793) freundschaftlich verbunden. Die Beschäftigung mit der Malerei N. Poussins (1594-1665) und Cl. Lorrains (1600-1682) hatte großen Einfluß auf sein späteres Werk; er wandte sich ganz und gar der Landschaftskunst zu. Bereits 1780 wurde er zum Hofmaler am 1778 nach München verlegten Mannheimer Hof ernannt. 1784 kehrte er aus Italien nah München zurück. Ab 1793 lebte er in Wohngemeinschaft mit seinem Bruder Ferdinand und seinem Neffen Wilhelm von Kobell (1766-1853) in München. Der zeichnerische Nachlaß des Künstlers wird auf mehr als 10.000 Blatt geschätzt.

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        Abhandlung von Bäumen, Stauden und Sträuchen welche in Frankreich in freyer Luft erzogen werden. Erster Theil. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, und mit vielen neuen Anmerkungen vermehrt, durch Carl Christoph Oelhafen von Schöllenbach.

      J. M. Seligmann,, Nürnberg, 1762 - Nürnberg, J. M. Seligmann, (1762). 45 n.n. + 258 + 1 S. OLd. Einer von zwei Bänden. Apart. Mit acht ganzseitigen Tafeln sowie 111 in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen und einem Wappen. - Besitzsign. a. Schmutztitel u. T., St. a. Schmutztitel, stockfleckig, tlw. fleckig, Ebd. berieben, Gbrsp. - Deutsch

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        Ten Acts of Parliament discussing the reward for discovering the longitude at sea

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

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        Relacam curiosa das grandezas do Reino da China, noticia da sua situacam, fortalezas, rios, e lugares notaveis

      Description of China by an anonymous traveller of the 18th century. 1762. Lisbon. Pedro Ferreira. In 8vo (190 mm x 138 mm). 8 pp. Unbound. Lightly browned.First edition in Portuguese. Extremely rare relation on China, probably by a missionary although no trace of authorship may be found; it contains a variety of subjects, including notes on China´s fortifications, house decoration, gardens, hydrography, places of notices, religion, customs, and its army. Short as it is, no vast amount of detail is found, however a intriguing set of observations on what a visitor might be faced-upon when visiting China in the mid 18th century.Rare, we could trace no copies having sold at auction and only three copies held institutionally (Newberry Library, University of Minnesota and University of British Columbia Library).

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      Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Churchyard, I. Ryall and R. Sayer in Fleet Street, T. Kitchin on Holborn Hill, H. Overton without Newgate, I. Bowles and H. Parker in Cornhill, London. 1762 - Copper-engraved map, 20 x 16.5 inches, outlined in original hand-colouring. Lightly browned with traces of old folds but a very fine example. From the first edition of The Royal English Atlas engraved by Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin - the maps being very similar to those published in the Large English Atlas, some of the best produced in the eighteenth century. Similar detailed notes of historical and topographical facts fill all the available space surrounding the map. As noted in the title, the Cathedrals of Canterbury and Rochester are shown on this sheet replacing the chart of the Downs and the dedication cartouche of the larger sheet. The pictorial and allegorical cartouche depicting the maritime and agricultural prowess of the county differs in several details but remains largely the same. PRINTS/MAPS MAPS KENT MAPS- 18TH CENTURY PRINTS/MAPS

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        The British Lion Rous'd; or Acts of the British Worthies, A Poem in Nine Books.

      Manchester: R. Whitworth, 1762. - 4to., (9 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches). Half title, list of subscribers (upper corner of title page renewed, very occasional spotting). Modern half tan calf, marbled boards. First edition. The only edition of this rare descriptive poem on the French and Indian War, describing the siege and fall of Quebec and the deaths of Montcalm and Wolfe. "By 1772 Ogden had returned to his former trade as a fustian shearer, continuing well into the 1790s in this line of employment, but it was his literary pursuits which over the years brought him fame. The Manchester Gazette, in an obituary notice, stated that he was 'a person well known in the literary world', and although the Manchester Directory designates him as a poet for the first time in 1797, Ogden's first publications appeared some thirty-five years earlier with An Epistle on Poetical Composition (1762), a poem entitled On the Crucifixion and Resurrection (1762) which was an orthodox comment on Jesus Christ published specifically for release on Good Friday, and The British Lion Rous'd, or, Acts of the British Worthies, a Poem in Nine Books (1762) which was published by subsidy of 600 subscribers and is indicative of the kind of recognition Ogden's literary talents received. As a poet Ogden was more consistently productive than prolific in the years to follow, with his writings presenting fairly standard, albeit poetically elegant, observations on the subjects he discussed" (Michael T. Davis for DNB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS75. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Destierro de errores comunes proferidos contra el noble arte de manejar, y criar cavallos por la general ignorancia.

      - Madrid, Imprenta de la Santa Cruzada, 1762, 14,5 x 10 cm., encuadernación del siglo XIX en holandesa piel con puntas (lomo reastaurado), cortes dorados, 8 h. + 141 págs. (Es obra muy rara, el Catálogo Colectivo recoge solo tres ejemplares en Bibliotecas españolas. Según el Marqués de la Torrecilla "No hemos leído este libro; pero por lo visto la obra reseñada por Braulio Antón Ramírez tiende a ser una demostración de la superioridad de la equitación teóricopráctica sobre la equitación meremente práctica"). EQUITACIÓN CABALLOS

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        Regna Portugaliae et Algarbiae cum atiacentibus Hispaniae Provinciis.....Brasiliae regnum

      Augsburg 1762. Karte zeigt gesamt Portugal mit Teilkarte von Brasilien, 2 prachtvolle Kartuschen, koloriert, Kupferstich, 58 x 49. Zustand: Fehlstelle mitte fachmänisch ergänzt

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        THE HARANGUES, or speeches, of several celebrated quack - doctors in town and country ... Concluding with the character of a quack, several merry receipts, and three mountebank songs. By various hands.

      London, printed for J. Thomson, 1762.Pamphlet, stab holes in the inner margins, 1762, slim 8vo, approximately 175 x 105 mm, 7 x 4 inches, 41 pages, last page blank, no half title, the same as the copy listed in the Wellcome Library, (earlier editions had 48 pages) bound in modern pink skiver, coated brown pastedowns and endpapers at front and white at rear, yellow wrappers bound in. Slight rubbing to spine, slight wear to head of spine, a few small ink spots to covers, light age browning throughout, otherwise a very good copy. 1. Containing Dr. Rock's harangue to his political patients in Covent - garden - - 2. Dr. Rand's speech, in prose and verse - - 3. The High German doctor's, and his English fool's harangue, with the quack's invitation to his auditors, to buy his infallible packet, in humorous verse - - 4. The horse - doctor's speech to the credulous mob - - 5. T. Jones's harangue, the Yorkshire quack - - 6. Alexander Bendo's speech to the gentlemen and ladies of Great Britain - - 7. Jo. Hains's speech, the High German doctor and astrologer in Brandipolis - - 8. R. Wilmore's harangue to his patients at Madrid, with a brace of songs, translated from the Spanish by an impartial hand : concluding with the character of a quack, several merry receipts, and three mountebank songs. See A Catalogue of Printed books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume III, page 209. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A VIEW OF THE SILVER COIN AND COINAGE OF ENGLAND, from the Norman Conquest to the Present Time. Consider?d with Regard to Type, Legend, Sorts, Rarity, Weight, Fineness and Value.

      London, printed for T. Snelling, 1762.7 VOLUMES IN 1: Silver Coin 1762; Gold Coin from Henry the Third to the present time, 1763; Copper Coin, Including The Leaden, Tin and Laton Tokens made by Tradesmen during the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I... 1766; Coins struck by English Princes in France, Counterfeit Sterlings, Coins struck by the East India Company, West India, Isle of Man etc., 1769; Jettons or Counters... Black Money and Abbey Pieces...the manner of reckoning with them... 1769; Silver Coin of Scotland (1774); Thirty Three Plates, of English Medals by the Late Mr Thomas Snelling, 1776; FIRST EDITIONS, 1762 - 1776, folio, approximately 320 x 230 mm, 12½ x 9 inches, 7 dated title pages, No. 7 has an engraved title page, pages: (2), 55, 17 plates; (2), iv, 36 (i.e. 38), 7 plates; (4), 46, 6 - Appendix, 7 plates; (4), 54, 7 plates; (2), 2, 16, 7 plates; (4), 20, 10 plates; (2), and 33 plates, 88 plates in total, 9 text illustrations each of several coins, 7 pictorial headpieces and 7 decorated initials, bound in full tree calf, gilt patterned border to covers, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt raised bands and richly gilt in compartments, original gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges yellow, narrow gilt dentelles (turn ins), marbled endpapers. Very small repairs to 3 corners of covers, neat larger repair to lower corner of lower cover, a couple of tiny pale spots on first title page, occasionally a little pale browning to margins, a few neat early ink notes to 5 margins, a few neat text corrections, a small closed tear to 1 margin with neat old repair, Plate 27 in the final Medals set is slightly frayed at fore - edge affecting margin only, otherwise all plates in very good clean condition, inserted at the end of the Jetons section is a printed list of Medals struck since the latter end of the Reign of King William III. Thomas Snelling (1712?1773) was an English numismatist who carried on business as a coin dealer and bookseller at No. 163 Fleet Street, next the Horn Tavern (now Anderton's Hotel). His name often occurs as a purchaser at London coin - sales about 1766, and among his numismatic customers was William Hunter the anatomist. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Urkunde mit grosser Kupferstich-Gesamtansicht Münchens von Franz Xaver Jungwirth für den Perückenmacher-Gesellen Joseph Vanove.

      München, Jungwirth, 1762.. circa 33,5 x 40,5 cm (Blatt). 1 Blatt gefaltet. Sehr dekorative Urkunde im Namen der "Führer der Peruquenmacher-Profeßion" in München für den Gesellen Vanove, dem bescheinigt wird, dass er 10 Wochen lang in der Stadt gute Arbeit geleistet habe. Handschriftlich ausgefüllt und von zwei Meistern signiert, oben links mit amtlichem Stempel, mittig papiergedecktes Siegel. Mit sehr dekorativer Ansicht von München (circa 19 x 32 cm), datiert 1761. Proebst (vgl. 91, 92, 93) kennt von Jungwirth Gesellenbriefe für Kistler, Gürtler und Zimmerleute, das vorliegende Blatt ist von grosser Seltenheit. - Etwas fleckig, Faltspuren, winzige, kaum auffalllende Risse, die Ansicht in schönem, kräftigem Abdruck.

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        TRAITE ANATOMIQUE DE LA CHENILLE, qui ronge le bois de saule

      The Hague: Pierre Gosse Jr. & Daniel Pinet, & Marc Michel Rey, a Amsterdam, 1762.augmente d'une explication abregee des planches et d'une description de l'instrument et des outils dont l'auteur s'est servi pour anatomiser a la loupe et au microscope, et pour determiner la force de ses verres, suivant les regles de l'optique et mechaniquement. Second and best edition 1762 with engraved plate and 24 page description of the microscope used by Lyonet, FRENCH TEXT. James Sowerby, Naturalist, this copy from Sowerby's Museum. 4to, approximately 270 x 215 mm, 10½ x 8¼ inches, 18 engraved folding plates by Lyonet, plus 1 engraved plate unnumbered (microscope), title page printed in red and black, pages: xxiv, 1 - 40, 1 - 587, 3 unnumbered pages of Indice, divisional half - title, Avis au Relieur, 589 - 616, rebound in full modern panelled calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine, gilt decorated spine, red edges. Occasional foxing and age - browning to margins, some pages a little dusty at edges, otherwise a very good copy of this monograph on the Goat Moth. At the top of the title page in neat ink hand it states Sowerby's Museum. James Sowerby the famous naturalist laid the foundation for a museum at the rear of his house from his own collection and donations from other scientist of the day. See Brunet, Manuel du Libraire, 6088; Garrison and Morton's Medical Bibliography 2nd edition, 305; Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Medical Library, Volume 3, page 564. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Plan der Insuln Guadeloupe und Marie Galante.

      1762 - Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 220 x 360mm. A scarce map of the French islands of Guadeloupe and Marie Galante to illustrate the French surrender to the English on 1st May 1759, after a five-month campaign during the Seven Years' War. It was published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). British Prime Minister William Pitt had orchestrated a series of attacks on French colonies around the world, including the West Indies, Canada, Africa and India. In the Treaty of Paris (1763) Guadeloupe was returned to France in return for France giving up any claims on Canada.

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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 copy. Countries which feature in the correspondence of the Jesuit fathers include China, India, East - Indies, Peru, North America and Ethiopia. The map of California and the letter of Father Eusebio Kino dispel previously held views by cartographers that California was an island. Cox, Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume I, page 14; Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 40709. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Pensees sur Differents Sujets de Morale et de Piete tirees des Ouvrages

      Paris: Herissant, 1762. Paris: Herissant, 1762. FROM THE LIBRARY OF LOUIS XV. 1 volume, 6-5/8" x 4". Bound in contemporary full red morocco over cords, covers ruled in gilt, gilt decorated spine, spine rubbed, gilt dentelles, gilt crest of Louis XV on both covers, all edges gilt, hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine. Voltaire kept Massillon's writings on his desk constantly as a model of style, saying of him, "the preacher who best understood the world, whose eloquence savoured of the courtier, the academician, the wit, and the philosopher."

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        An Examination of the Commercial Principles of the Late Negotiation Between Great Britain and France in MDCCLXI

      London - R. andJ. Dodsley, 1762. London - R. andJ. Dodsley, 1762 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A political pamphlet by William Burke. Second edition. In Which the System of That Negotiation With Regard to Our Colonies and Commerce is Considered. In this work Burke, who held the office of secretary to Guadaloupe in 1762, strongly advocates the British retention of the island. Condition: Expertly rebound in a cloth covered binding. Externally, very smart. The book has been rebound with a large overhang to give extra protection to the delicate textblock. Internally, generally firmly bound, though first two pages are starting. Slight chipping to first few pages. Age-toned throughout with the odd spot and mark, andtidemarks to many pages. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Gardeners Kalendar : Directing What Works Are Necessary to be Performed Every Month in the Kitchen, Fruit, and Pleasure-Gardens, As Also in the Conservatory and Nursery .

      Printed for the Author and Sold By John Rivington, London 1762 - pp xv, 369 + index. Frontis., folded illustrations. Original full calf binding. Front hinge loosening. Small insect holes in prelims reaching through first half of book - does not affect text. Rare. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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