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        The royal English dictionary: or, a treasury of the English language, to which is prefixed a comprehensive grammar of the English tongue

      London: R. Baldwin, J. Richardson [et al.], 1763. Second edition improved, 8vo, viii, 16, plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; with the approbation leaf, in which George III (to whom the book is dedicated) grants Fenning a license to print his dictionary for a period of 14 years. Occasional dampstaining, extremities neatly repaired, edges lightly rubbed and scuffed, overall a very good, sound copy in contemporary full calf with raised bands and red morocco label lettered in gilt on spine. Little is known of Fenning. He was a compiler of several school texts, including an arithmetic, a geography, and a speller, the last of which had notable popularity in America before Webster. Webster himself was no doubt well acquainted with Fenning's speller, which in London made a 71st edition in 1823. This dictionary contains terms used in mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, architecture, printing, natural history and navigation, with "each word followed by an initial letter to denote the part of speech" --the first time I believe in a dictionary. A competent, trustworthy dictionary on "so extensive a plan as to unite the different excellencies of all other English dictionaries." Alston V, 288; Kennedy 6259.

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        Teatro farmaceutico dogmatico, e spagirico del Dottore Giuseppe Donzelli napoletano, barone di Digliola

      VENEZIA: STAMPERIA REMONDINI, 1763. rilegato. DISCRETO. 24 39. USATO

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        The Republic of Plato. In Ten Books. Translated From The Greek by H. Spens, D. D. With a preliminary discourse concerning the Philosophy of the Ancients by the Translator.

      Glasgow Robert and Andrew Foulis 1763 - First edition, with scarce publisher's advertisement leaf at end, small 4to., [4], [v], vi-xl, [1)-430, [2 ad] pp., contemporary polished calf, red morocco lettering piece, contemporary ink inscription to front free endpaper (see note), foxing to endpapers, a few light spots to title, faint and shallow corner creases pages 1 & 3, light soiling to upper edge of page 4, binding with short professional repair to upper hinge, rubbed, corners bumped and usual age patina otherwise exceptionally good conditon throughout. This first published English translation of The Republic. Since the mid-nineteenth century, the Republic has been Plato's most famous and widely read dialogue. As in most other Platonic dialogues the main character is Socrates. It is generally accepted that the Republic belongs to the dialogues of Plato's middle period. In Plato's early dialogues, Socrates refutes the accounts of his interlocutors and the discussion ends with no satisfactory answer to the matter investigated. In the Republic however, we encounter Socrates developing a position on justice and its relation to eudaimonia (happiness). He provides a long and complicated, but unified argument, in defense of the just life and its necessary connection to the happy life. This edition was translated by Harry Spens, who was the minister of the parish of Wemyss in Fife. Robert and Andrew Foulis gained international renown as publishers for their editions of the Greek and Latin classics. The contemporary ink inscription reads: 'This translation is executed with great fidelity and the preliminary discourse, which is alone worth all the purchase money, contains not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Grecians. Dr. Adam Clarke's Bibliographical Miscellany Vol. 1. p. 188.' Gaskell 423. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The North Briton.

      J. Williams, London., 1763. First collected edition, comprising 45 issues. A third volume was added later but is extremely difficult to locate. Small octavo. Two volumes: pp [iv], 222; 241, [5] index. Full eighteenth-century calf, raised bands, red leather title-labels printed in gilt. The North Briton was a radical newspaper set up in opposition to Tobias Smollett's True Briton. There is barely an issue in which Wilkes did not grossly libel someone. Issue 12 comprised an attack on William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, which led to a pistol duel from which both emerged unscathed and apparently reconciled. They drank a bottle of claret at a nearby inn, which led a number of people to suspect that the duel was a stunt in order to gain notoriety for themselves. The final issue, No. 45, which is the most famous in the run, was a blistering attack on King George III's endorsement of the 1763 Paris Peace Treaty. Wilkes was charged with sedition and imprisoned in the Tower of London. Wilkes's radicalism took a sharp turn during the Gordon Riots of 1780, when, as Lord Mayor of London, he ordered troops to fire into a crowd of protesters. Covers a little scuffed and rubbed at the edges. The first and last blanks of both volumes have been neatly excised. Very good.

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        Draperie (Cloth-making)

      1763 - Encyclopà die, ou dictionnaire raisonnà des sciences, des arts et des mà tiers. Plates vol. 3 Paris (1763) Folio, 253 x 393mm. 6 pages of descriptive text & 11 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. The 11 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Draperie from volume III of plates. Plates are numbered 1-11. Plates 4 and 10 are double plates. 3 pages (107-109) from volume V of the Encyclopà die (1755) including information on Draperie en gà nà ral 1 page (529) from volume VIII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including information on L'art avec lequel les draperies doivent être jettà es 1 page (906) from volume I of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1776) which includes La maniere de blanchir les à toffes de laine 1 page (701) from volume III of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1777) which includes La maniere de laner ou garnir les draps With some browning to a few leaves. This suite of plates beings with a charming scene of two men washing textiles, one in a nearby stream and another in his vat. The following plates describe further the complex art of spinning cloth, and the many different pieces of equipment used. The double plates, for instance, display the larger machinery of the drapery. The text includes Draperie by Claude-Henri Watelet, best known for his writings on gardens and the arts, and several more specific papers on tools and processes, for instance Foulonier by Diderot. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mappa Geographica exhibens Principatum Brandenburgico Onolsbacensem, una cum finitimis Regionibus Terrisque delineata a Matthaeo Ferdinand Cnopf et edita cura Homanianorum Heredum 1763. cum Priv. Sac. Caes. Majest.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Matthaeus Ferdinand Cnopf b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1763, 46 x 56,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers S. 120. - Zeigt das Fürstentum Ansbach mit dem Gebiet Langenburg, Wemding, Altdorf und Scheinfeld. - Mittig Ansbach - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten links Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Unten rechts Meilenzeiger.

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        The Works.

      London: Newbery et al., 1761-1763 - 27 volumes, 7 inches tall. A superb collection of the first English edition of these great works translated by Dr. Smollett. 18th century runs in English are scarce, in this condition exceptionally so. Full speckled calf with gilt bands, triple labels and gilt centre tools. This edition was expanded to 38 volumes in 1774. An engraved frontispiece to each volume excepting volume 25, 2 folding plates in volume 26. Bookplate. Each volume has the neat ink inscription 'Mr G.F.Edwards Surgeon Bath' on the first blank. In the late 18th century Edwards was a member of the Royal College and writer and surgeon in Bath. A remarkable set of the works of the great French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pestbeschreibung und Infections-Ordnung welche vormals in besondern Tractaten herausgegeben, nunmehro aber in ein Werk zusammen gezogen, samt der Anno 1713. zu Wien in Oesterreich fürgewesten Contagion

      mit denen dargegen gemacht- und bechriebenen Veranstaltungen dem gemeinen Weesen zum Besten in Druck befördert. - Wien, Johann Thomas Trattnern, 1763, Folio, 4 Bll., 312 pp., 13 Bll. Reg., feiner Halbledereinband der Zeit. Managetta-Sorbattsche Pestordnung - Umfangreiche Zusammenstellung von Verordnungen zur Bekämpfung der Pest in den österreichischen Staaten. Verfasser der "Pestordnung" sind die berühmten Wiener Ärzte J.M. Managetta (1588-1666), später Reichsritter von Lerchenau), kaiserl. Leibarzt und Inhaber der Lehrkanzel für praktische Medizin, sowie sein Nachfolger Paul de Sorbait (1642-1691), ebenfalls Professor und Leibarzt , bekannt aus den Pestjahre 1679, in dem 75 000 Menschen starben und dem Türkenjahr 1683. Der Band enthält die Managettas Pestordnung von 1679, revidiert von Paul de Sorbait die Infektions-Ordnungen Leopolds I. von 1679 und 1680 die "Erinnerung" von 1692 und die "Bewahrung-Hülf und Rettungsmittel" gegen die Pest von 1713. In dieser "Pestordnung" spiegelt sich noch die mittelalterliche Auffassung vom Wesen der Seuche: Spontane Entwicklung der Pestgifte aus dem Schmutz der Gassen und der verderbten Luft. Verbreitung durch den giftigen "Pestilenzfunken". Die Therapie besteht im ausschwitzen der Gifte. Wichtig ist die Vorbeugung. Reinlichkeit, Durchlüftung, Schwefelräucherung, sowie Quarantäne und Isolierung der Kranken in Pesthäusern. Waschungen mit Lauge oder Essig, frische Kalkanstriche, etc. sollen die Ausbreitung der Plage verhindern.Diese seltene Sammlung von Pestschriften ist ein wichtiges Dokument der Infektionskrankheiten, der Hygiene und der Seuchenbekämpfung.cf. Schönbauer, Das Medizin. Wien, pp.84-104 Lesky, Die österr. Pestfront .. (1957) Lesky, Österr. Gesundheitswesen i. Zeitalter d. aufgeklärten Absolutismus (195) Bibl. Vienna 2975.

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        Herodoti halicarnassei Historiarum.editionem cura et fuas itemque Lud. Casp. Valckenarii notas adiecit Peprus Wesselingius. Accedunt praeter Vitam Homeri varia ex priscis scriptoribus de Persis, Aegyptiis, Nilo, Indisque Excerpta et praesertim ex Ctesia. Spaltenweise in Latein und altgriechisch.

      Amsterdam. Petri Schouten 1763 - 3 Bl., Kupfer von H. van der My, Titelkupfer, 2 leere Bl., Widmungsblatt, 10 Bl., 868, 177 S., 34 Bl. (Index), Ganzpergamentband der Zeit mit Goldprägung, 42 x 27 cm ---Mit Widmungblatt: " Praestantis ingenii optimaeque spei juvenem.Ex classe prima sollemniter dimitteretur ad Academiam, honoris ac virtutis ergo hoc ornarunt praemio Nobilissimi et Amplissimi Haganae scholae curotores. ". ex libris Egerton. V. Harroort, Rücken mit Schaden, dieser mit Leinen hinterlegt, angestaubt, mit Läsuren, etwas bestossen +++Antiquariat seit 30 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'homme en societé, ou nouvelles vues politiques et économiques pour porter la population au plus haut degré en France.

      Amsterdam, chez Marc Michel Rey. 1763. Two vols. in one, 8vo., xii + 262 and (4) + 280pp., including the half-title to vol.I and the preliminary blank to vol.II, contemporary French mottled calf, spine ornately gilt, the binding generally worn but with some restoration, red edges. A good copy and internally fine and crisp with no marks of previous ownership. First edition. Goldsmiths 9831. Kress 6105. INED 2117. Higgs 3036. Not in Mattioli, Einaudi or Sraffa. But for a scholarly commentary see Spengler, French predecessors of Malthus,> pp.86-90. This was De la Plombanie's most important work, containing almost subversive and, for the time, modern ideas, for which reason the author had his work published anonymously outside France. The author's near socialist views are confirmed by his bold statement that: 'L'agriculture, les arts mécaniques, le commerce intérieur & extérieur, la finance, la populaation, les forces de terre & de mer, sont les véritables objets qui doivent fixer toute l'attention du gouvernement' [I, p.14].

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        De zes eerste, elfde en twaalfde boeken Euclidis, vertonende de voornaamste gronden en eygenschappen der wydberoemde en voortreffelyke maatkonst. 4e- druk, Amsterdam, van Keulen, 1763.

      (16)+292 pag., geheel perkament (boekblok los in de band). Geillustreerd met 27 uitslaande gravures.

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        The Christian's Family Bible: 3 Volume Set

      Unknown, 1111. Hardcover. Acceptable. No dust jacket. Brown leather boards with gilt lettering to spine. 3 volume set. No title pages or date present, presumed 1763-1767. Not collated. All but 1 engraving appear to be missing. Suitable for rebinding. Firm binding to lightly tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Light foxing to endpapers and occasional pages. Occasional light finger marks and stains to page edges. Cracked hinges to paste downs exposing binding. Volume I had previous owner's name to front paste down. Volumes I & III have. Several loose or detached pages with minor creasing and tears to edges.Heavy rub wear to boards with tearing to leather and large pieces missing. Heavy rub wear to edges and bumped corners exposing boards beneath. Vol. I has detached front board. Heavy cracking and chipping to spines exposing. binding. Gilt lettering worn away. Large water stain to rear board of volume III. Faint musty odour.

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        [AN IMPORTANT ARCHIVE OF THIRTY-TWO LETTERS FROM JAMES MERCER TO HIS FAMILY, SOME WITH FRENCH & INDIAN WAR- RELATED CONTENT, ALONG WITH APPROXIMATELY SEVENTY LETTERS WRITTEN AFTER MERCER'S DEATH, AND A THIRTEEN-PAGE MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF OSWEGO WRITTEN BY GRAHAM, SUPPORTIVE OF MERCER'S LEADERSHIP]

      Various locations, including London, Paris, Kingston, Jamaica, Boston, New York, and Fort Oswego, 1763. Approximately [200]pp. 19th-century three-quarter calf and paper-covered boards, spine gilt. Manuscript material tipped-in on stubs. Overall good to very good. [With:] PAPERS RELATING TO THE FIRST SETTLEMENT AND CAPTURE OF FORT OSWEGO [caption title]. 1727-1756. [Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co., 1849.] [441]-506pp. plus four folding maps. Original pebbled cloth, gilt titles. Minor wear. Very good. An important French and Indian War archive from a high- ranking British officer in command of Fort Oswego, in which he narrates the events preceding his death in battle, as well as some of his impressions of America - foreshadowing the coming Revolution. The archive consists of thirty-two letters from Mercer to his mother and brother, William Mercer, written during his travels in Europe, Jamaica, and North America from 1736 to 1756, including five letters by Col. Mercer from Fort Oswego, where he was killed by invading French forces on Aug. 14, 1756. The archive is also comprised of approximately seventy letters written in the aftermath of Col. Mercer's death, including correspondence by James Graham, Mercer's friend, and a thirteen-page account of the Battle of Oswego by Graham, titled in manuscript, "ACCOUNT OF THE CAPTURE OF OSWEGO 14 AUGUST 1756," in which Graham praises Mercer while villifying William Shirley. James Francis Mercer served in the 51st Regiment under Pepperell, a corps that formed part of the Oswego Garrison at the time of the famous battle in August 1756. Previously, he received his commission as lieutenant colonel in October 1754, at which time he was ordered to serve in America. After some rough seas, Mercer arrived in York, Virginia in late 1754, traveled to Boston in February 1755, and arrived in New York by June (letters by him in all of these places are present in this archive). In his correspondence, Mercer provides some interesting observations on America, and on the growing conflict with the French. On Feb. 18, 1755, Mercer reports his first impressions of America, which he finds much more hospitable than the disease-ridden West Indies. North America, he writes, is "the finest country on the globe, luxuriant and abounding with all the necessarys of life. The industrious hand is the only thing wanting here to make it a perfect paradise." On June 9, 1755, Mercer writes: "We are forming four attacks against our enemys on this continent, in which if we succeed, I hope they'll abandon Canada." On July 22, 1755, Mercer mentions Braddock's defeat and death: "We have just heard of our loss in the back parts of Virginia, with the death of the general." On July 22, 1755, Mercer provides a prescient, though critical appraisal of the American way: "The constitution here; all British America is a Democracy," which allowed for "dissentions and animosities" which only gave "advantages to the enemy and obstructions to the public cause." Nothing would satisfy Americans "while there's a Frenchman on this Continent," but they seemed inclined to let "their Mother country [be] at the expense of chasing them off it." In the summer of 1756, the war intensifies, and Mercer's responsibilities increase as he gains his fateful command at Fort Oswego. On March 14, 1756, he writes: "I am now by various causes, the second in command on this continent, and not entirely without some hopes of another testimony of his Majesties favor." Fate, and General Montcalm, had other plans. The French general led a force of 3,000. Poor supplies had forced Mercer's regiment of Massachusetts men to suffer badly in winter quarters. By the time Montcalm descended upon them, Col. Mercer's force of 2,000 was just over half that number in fighting effectiveness. Indeed, the men had been close to mutiny in the spring, as outlined in the damning thirteen-page account of the battle contained in this archive. Montcalm also showed his tactical superiority, gaining the high ground on Mercer, and pounding the fort's fortifications to rubble. When a cannonball killed Mercer on the morning of August 14, the defenders of Fort Oswego quickly surrendered. Some of the letters that follow almost immediately after Mercer's death mention the incident. James Graham writes on Nov. 13, 1756 that he had just read a letter from David Haldane, who had served as lieutenant adjutant in William Pepperell's regiment, and had just "arrived at Plymouth with part of the garrison of Oswego." Graham writes that Haldane reported that "sometime before the surrender of that Place he lost his good friend Col. Mercer by a cannonshot from the Enemy and that he had seen the last honours done him." Major James Robertson, the personal sevant of Col. Mercer's, writes an impassioned appraisal of Mercer from Albany on Sep. 30, 1756: "We have lost our worthy friend, and England has thereby lost Oswego. As in the former part of his life he had well discharged the dutys of a Son, a brother, and a friend, so on his last day he was discharging the duty of a good and brave officer. Animated by his example the Garrison that had confidence in him were making a gallant defence, but whenever poor Mercer was killed at the head of his people, their hearts sunk with him and the place was immediately surrendered...Monsieur Moncalm, the French General, commanded them, and it is said is now marching with that force to join those at Crown Point...to fall upon our new forts William and Edward. Lord Loudoun has sent or is sending a whole force to support and cover these places - even our raw Reg't marches. In an hour I set out; how happy shall I be if I can assist in revenging Mercer and my Country. My highest wish if if I am to fall that I may do so with a reputation like his." Interestingly, a letter and two supporting manuscript documents address the issue of the distribution of Mercer's property after his death. His servant, James Robertson, writes to James Mercer's brother, William on Nov. 26, 1756 that "I make no Doubt but you have heard of my Dear Master's being shott [sic]. His Effects that was at Oswego were Intirely [sic] Destroy'd by the Indians, what things he left at New York he gave unto me by Will, which I have now to show sign'd by five Officers, by name...." The will follows the letter, signed by the five officers, along with a one-page inventory of the "Effects left at New York of Collonel [sic] Mercer." The lion's share of the remaining letters are by James Graham. His letters to William Mercer seek to inform him of his brother's activities in America, i.e., his letter to William of March 16, 1756, in which Graham writes about James: "Since my last I have a Letter from your Brother dated Oswego Dec. 28 when he was well he desires me to apply for the Reg't." In a letter dated Sept. 7, 1756, it is clear that Graham has not yet heard the horrible news of Mercer's death: "I have not had one Letter from America these three months from Any Person whatsoever. I take it for granted your Brother is well as one in his Command must soon be heard of if not by me certainly by somebody...His great distance from New York...and the communication not always open are probable [sic] the cause we don't hear so regularly from him...." A great number of the subsequent letters seek to settle Mercer's business affairs, which seem to have been considerable, not surprising considering the breadth of Mercer's travels. The remaining letters and documents include ledger pages listing Mercer's inventories, and other estate matters. This collection of correspondence was evidently used by a descendant of Mercer's, W.T. Mercer to write THE FALL OF OSWEGO, privately published in Reading in 1873. This work quotes from some of the present material, including much from the thirteen-page account of the Battle of Fort Oswego, which W.T. Mercer refers to as full, accurate, and trustworthy having been "chiefly derived from Captains Johnston and Haldane, and the Colonel's servant, James Robertson, all of whom were present at the seige and eye-witnesses of its occurrences." This family history does not, by any means, encompass the breadth of the information contained in the archive. Much treasure is left to be mined from this particular trove. An amazing collection of French and Indian War-related letters, with a contemporary history of one of its most important battles, informed by those who were there to fight it.

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        Medical Observations and Inquiries

      London: William Johnston, 1763, 1762-84. 6 volumes, 8vo. Plates, many folding. Modern half leather, marbled boards, untrimmed. A fine set of this important journal, with ten notable contributions in the history of medicine: HUNTER, William (1718-1783). "The history of an aneurysm of the aorta, with some remarks on aneurysms in general". Vol I, pp. 323-357. First recorded case of arteriovenous aneurysm. Garrison-Morton-Norman 2974. HUNTER, William. "A singular case of the separation of the ossa pubis". Vol. II, pp. 321-33 and 415-18. A case of osteomalacic pelvis was reported to Hunter by a country practitioner. Garrison-Morton-Norman 6254. WHITE, Charles (1728-1813). "An account of a new method of reducing shoulders (without the use of an ambe) which have been several months dislocated, in cases where the common methods have proved inefficient". Vol II, pp. 373-81. "White's method of reducing shoulder dislocations by means of suspending the patient from the affected arm. This method either reduced the dislocation entirely, or moved the head of the humerus into a position where it could be reduced by traditional methods such as applying the surgeon's heel to the axilla" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 4407). BARD, John (1716-1799). "A case of extra-uterine foetus". Vol II, pp. 369-72. "This description of an abdominal pregnancy, successfully operated on by Bard was 'the first scientific paper on a surgical subject to come from the North American Colonies' (Earle). John Bard was the father of Samuel Bard" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 6155). HUNTER, John. "Appendix to Lynn's The history of a fatal inversion of the uterus". Vol. IV, pp. 400-09 and Vol. V, pp. 388-93. First accurate description of retroversion of the uterus. Garrison-Morton-Norman 6020. FOTHERGILL, John (1712-1780). "Of a painful affection of the face". Vol. V, pp. 129-42. Original description of facial neuralgia. Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1940, 5, 100-06. Garrison-Morton-Norman 4516. DOBSON, Matthew (1731-1784). "Experiments and observations on the urine in a diabetes". Vol. V, pp. 298-316. "Dobson proved that the sweetish taste of diabetic urine was produced by sugar, an observation following on Willis's discovery of the sweetness of diabetic urine. He also discovered hyperglycemia" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 3928). FOTHERGILL, John. "Remarks on that complaint commonly known under the name of the sick head-ach". Vol. VI, pp. 103-37. First accurate description of migraine. Garrison-Morton-Norman 4517. HUNTER, William (1718-1783). "On the uncertainty of the signs of murder, in the case of bastard children". Vol. VI, pp. 266-90. "This essay on the signs of murder in illegitimate children is, in Garrison's view, the most important early contribution to forensic medicine by a British writer" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 1732). Some foxing and browning, generally a clean and handsome set.

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        L'homme en société, ou nouvelles vues politiques et economiques pour porter la population au plus haut degre en France.

      Rey, 1763. Due volumi in 8° (mm 150x92); pagg. XII, 262; 2 cc., pagg. 280. Legatura coeva con dorso a cinque nervi, scomparti con fregi dorati, tagli rossi, filetto a secco ai piatti.Prima edizione della più rara ed importante opera dell'autore, contenente idee all'epoca piuttosto sovversive e moderne, tali da suggerire la pubblicazione anonima dell'opera, animata da una visione socialista. Bell'esemplare con lievissime tracce d'uso.(INED): " Plan de réformes entraînant la suppression des métiers parasites, l'élévation des salaires des journaliers, l'amélioration du sort des paysans, des maisons de retraite pour les malades, les vieillards, les infirmes, de façon à assurer au genre humain, avec la suppression des abus de l'administration, le bonheur commun et projet de règlement au sujet des femmes publiques " Kress, 6105 ; Higgs, 3036 ; INED, 2117 ; Goldsmiths, 9831; Barbier II, 856

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        Osservazioni teorico - pratiche sopra il Giuoco degli Scacchi ossia il Giuoco degli Scacchi esposto nel suo miglior lume. Opera novissima contenente le leggi fondamentali: i precetti più purgati: le migliori aperture: le più essenziali terminazioni del Giuoco: una scelta centuria di elegantissimi partiti: in somma tutto il migliore degli antichi e moderni Autori, e Giuocatori riformato, ricorretto, ed appianato conforme l' esigenza, e arricchito (oltre un Indice copioso ed esatto)..

      Nella Stamperia di S. Tommaso d' Aquino, 1763. In-folio (318x220mm), pp. (4), 632, legatura coeva p. pelle con titolo a secco (in parte perduto) su tassello rosso, filetti e decori ornamentali in oro su dorso liscio. Unghie decorate in oro. Vignetta xilografica al titolo. Dedica a stampa al conte Antonio Montecuccoli. Fregi tipografici in xilografia. Normali fioriture. Restauri al dorso. Bell'esemplare. Ex-libris nobiliare ottocentesco James Whatman. Prima e unica edizione di uno dei meggiori trattati scacchistici del '700 italiano, costituente un ampliamento e una revisione della precedente opera del 1750 dell'"Anonimo Modenese" Ercole del Rio, che era proprio uno degli avversari preferito del Lolli. Comprende una lettera del Del Rio con l'esposizione di alcuni precetti generali del gioco, una seconda lettera di Del Rio recensente il classico libro di Philidor; alcuni commenti teorici delle partite, cento finali di partita di cui 29 di Del Rio e 11 dello stesso Lolli, ecc. Il Lolli (Nonantola, 1698-Modena, 1769) costituì col Del Rio e il Ponziani il trio noto come "Maestri Modenesi". Gay, Bibliographie du jeu des échecs, p. 194: "Cet ouvrage, enrichi de notes importantes sur le jeu des échecs selon la méthode italienne, comprend à la fin du volume une centaine de bonnes positions critiques de lui et de différents autres". Oettinger, 28. Van den Linde, I, 372. Olschki, Choix, 319 e 2600. Chicco / Sanvito, 489. Sanvito, 391 (con rimando ai cenni che ne fece il Baretti nella "Frusta Letteraria"). Italiano

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        IL GAZZETTIERE AMERICANO CONTENENTE UN DISTINTO RAGGUAGLIO DI TUTTE LE PARTI DEL NUOVO MONDO DELLA LORO SITUAZIONE, CLIMA, TERRENO, PRODOTTI, STATO ANTICO E MODERNO, MERCI, MANIFATTURE, E COMMERCIO CON UNA ESATTA DESCRIZIONE DELLE CITTÀ, PIAZZE, PORTI, BAJE, FIUMI, LAGHI, MONTAGNE, PASSI, E FORTIFICAZIONI IL TUTTO DESTINATO AD ESPORRE LO STATO PRESENTE DELLE COSE IN QUELLA PARTE DI GLOBO, E LE MIRE, E INTERESSI DELLE DIVERSE POTENZE, CHE HANNO DEGLI STABILIMENTI IN AMERICA

      Marco Coltellini, Livorno 1763 - Three folio (9-1/2" x 12") volumes bound in twentieth century half green morocco leather with marbled boards and endpapers and matching morocco corners. First Italian Edition of THE AMERICAN GAZETTEER, published in London in three duodecimo volumes by J. Millar in 1762, which Sabin 26814 refers to as "A meritorious work." Illustrated with engraved title vignettes and 78 engraved plates and maps (including engraved frontispiece, 20 folding maps, 19 maps, 35 plates, 3 folding views). This work covers parts of South America, Cuba, New England, and up to Newfoundland. The natural history plates include bison, penguins, and many others. A handsome presentation. Borba, page 347: "This translation of the American Gazetteer [3 vols., London, 1762], is practically a new work, having been greatly enlarged, and with eighty plates and maps engraved for this edition"; Howes, A 207. Half-title with marginal repair, one leaf (Ll1) with a small repaired hole affecting text, first folding map with repair to verso, some light staining, mostly marginal; binding close to Fine with a little spotting to the leather. Overall Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouveaux éléments de dynamique et de méchanique.

      Lyon, Frères Perisse, 1763. ____ «Newton donne l'égalité entre l'action et la réaction, comme une des premières loix du mouvement. C'est en suivant l'idée de ce grand homme que j'entreprends aujourd'hui de prouver que la dynamique et la méchanique n'ont presque pas d'autre fondement; et que ce seul principe bien développé est capable de conduire à la connaissance des effets du mouvement les plus difficiles à découvrir.» L'auteur était membre de l' «Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres & Arts de Lyon». Les différentes parties de cet ouvrage ont été lues dans les séances de cette Académie entre 1754 et 1758. Illustré par trois planches contenant 44 figures. Deux cartons des pages 125-126 et 127-128 ont été reliés dans l'exemplaire, et les feuillets fautifs ont, comme souvent, été fendus. Attaque d'un rongeur sur une coupe. Bel exemplaire par ailleurs.*-------*. In-8. [195 x 115 mm] Collation : (2), X, 133, (3) pp., 3 planches h.-t. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre fauve, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Il Gazzettiere americano.

      Coltellini, 1763. Tre volumi legati in uno di cm. 31, pp. xxiii (1) 216 (2); 256 (2); 253 (3). Con antiporta che raffigura Colombo che incontra i nativi, una vignetta al centro di ciascun frontespizio e 77 tavole fuori testo, di cui 25 ripiegate. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Solida legatura di metà '800 in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli, filetti e fregi in oro. Esemplare con solo qualche sporadica arrossatura marginale, ma complessivamente in ottimo stato di conservazione, senza difetti e mancanze. Prima (ed unica) traduzione italiana di molto ampliata rispetto all'originale inglese del 1762 apparso in formato minore e con solo 8 incisioni. Esposto sotto forma di enciclopedia, l'opera esamina a tutto campo commercio, prodotti, clima, fauna ed ancora descrizioni geografiche, orografiche, idrografiche, usi e costumi delle popolazioni dell'intero continente americano. La ricca ed affascinante iconografia è composta da vedute a volo d'uccello, piante delle principali città (New York, Boston, Santiago, Lima, ecc...) e delle isole centroamericane (Cuba, Guadalupa, Martinica, Barbados, ecc.); 35 altre tavole raffigurano inoltre animali, scene di caccia, piantagioni, vari edifici, ecc. Cfr. Sabin 26814 e Palau 101007.

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        Osservazioni teorico - pratiche sopra il Giuoco degli Scacchi ossia il Giuoco degli Scacchi esposto nel suo miglior lume. Opera novissima contenente le leggi fondamentali: i precetti più purgati: le migliori aperture: le più essenziali terminazioni del Giuoco: una scelta centuria di elegantissimi partiti: in somma tutto il migliore degli antichi e moderni Autori, e Giuocatori riformato, ricorretto, ed appianato conforme l' esigenza, e arricchito (oltre un Indice copioso ed esatto).

      Nella Stamperia di S. Tommaso d' Aquino, in Bologna 1763 - In-folio (318x220mm), pp. (4), 632, legatura coeva p. pelle con titolo a secco (in parte perduto) su tassello rosso, filetti e decori ornamentali in oro su dorso liscio. Unghie decorate in oro. Vignetta xilografica al titolo. Dedica a stampa al conte Antonio Montecuccoli. Fregi tipografici in xilografia. Normali fioriture. Restauri al dorso. Bell'esemplare. Ex-libris nobiliare ottocentesco James Whatman. Prima e unica edizione di uno dei meggiori trattati scacchistici del '700 italiano, costituente un ampliamento e una revisione della precedente opera del 1750 dell'Anonimo Modenese Ercole del Rio, che era proprio uno degli avversari preferito del Lolli. Comprende una lettera del Del Rio con l'esposizione di alcuni precetti generali del gioco, una seconda lettera di Del Rio recensente il classico libro di Philidor; alcuni commenti teorici delle partite, cento finali di partita di cui 29 di Del Rio e 11 dello stesso Lolli, ecc. Il Lolli (Nonantola, 1698-Modena, 1769) costituì col Del Rio e il Ponziani il trio noto come Maestri Modenesi. Gay, Bibliographie du jeu des échecs, p. 194: "Cet ouvrage, enrichi de notes importantes sur le jeu des échecs selon la méthode italienne, comprend à la fin du volume une centaine de bonnes positions critiques de lui et de différents autres". Oettinger, 28. Van den Linde, I, 372. Olschki, Choix, 319 e 2600. Chicco / Sanvito, 489. Sanvito, 391 (con rimando ai cenni che ne fece il Baretti nella Frusta Letteraria). Italiano [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.

      

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        Monographie der Spinnen | Monographia aranearum.Nuremberg, the author, 1820[-1836]. 6 (of 8) parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 24 (of 32) hand-coloured engraved plates. The lacking parts 7-8 and their 8 plates have been included in coloured facsimile-leaves. Modern half calf. With: SACHER, Peter. Monographie der spinnen (facsimile).Leipzich, Zentralantiquariaat der DDR, 1988. Original brown cloth with dustjacket.

      P. Bonnet, Bibliographia araneorum I 32; J.L. Capinera, Encyclopedia of entomology IV, p. 1763; Junk, Rara 137. First and only edition of a rare work on spiders, the first monograph on the subject written in the German language by the entomologist Carl Wilhelm Hahn (1786-1836). The work is so scarce that Peter Sacher, who published a facsimile of the work, could trace only 7 complete and 6 incomplete copies. The present copy contains the engraved general title-page, the original printed wrappers of each instalment, the 24 hand-coloured engraved plates of the first six parts showing different spiders, and the text-leaves of parts 1 and 3-6 (letterpress except for the single page of engraved text and the engraved "Nachricht", dated 1831, in part 6). The (engraved) text and engraved plates of parts 7 and 8 are included in facsimile. Added to our copy is a copy of the reprint edition with commentary by Sacher. Hahn also published another work on spiders entitled Die arachniden, which couldn't be completed due to his premature death. Lacking parts 7-8 and of 3 pages of letterpress in part 2, as noted above. General title-page detached and a few small spots. Binding rubbed along the extremities. Overall in very good condition.

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        IL GAZZETTIERE AMERICANO CONTENENTE UN DISTINTO RAGGUAGLIO DI TUTTE LE PARTI DEL NUOVO MONDO DELLA LORO SITUAZIONE, CLIMA, TERRENO, PRODOTTI, STATO ANTICO E MODERNO, MERCI, MANIFATTURE, E COMMERCIO CON UNA ESATTA DESCRIZIONE DELLE CITTÀ, PIAZZE, PORTI, BAJE, FIUMI, LAGHI, MONTAGNE, PASSI, E FORTIFICAZIONI IL TUTTO DESTINATO AD ESPORRE LO STATO PRESENTE DELLE COSE IN QUELLA PARTE DI GLOBO, E LE MIRE, E INTERESSI DELLE DIVERSE POTENZE, CHE HANNO DEGLI STABILIMENTI IN AMERICA

      Livorno: Marco Coltellini, 1763. First Edition. Hardcover. Half-title with marginal repair, one leaf (Ll1) with a small repaired hole affecting text, first folding map with repair to verso, some light staining, mostly marginal; binding close to Fine with a little spotting to the leather. Overall Near Fine. Three folio (9-1/2" x 12") volumes bound in twentieth century half green morocco leather with marbled boards and endpapers and matching morocco corners. First Italian Edition of THE AMERICAN GAZETTEER, published in London in three duodecimo volumes by J. Millar in 1762, which Sabin 26814 refers to as "A meritorious work." Illustrated with engraved title vignettes and 78 engraved plates and maps (including engraved frontispiece, 20 folding maps, 19 maps, 35 plates, 3 folding views). This work covers parts of South America, Cuba, New England, and up to Newfoundland. The natural history plates include bison, penguins, and many others. A handsome presentation. Borba, page 347: "This translation of the American Gazetteer [3 vols., London, 1762], is practically a new work, having been greatly enlarged, and with eighty plates and maps engraved for this edition"; Howes, A 207.

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        Chirurgie (Surgery)

      

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        Novum Testamentum. Juxta Exemplar Millianum. Typis Joannis Baskerville.

      E Typographeo Clarendoniano, Oxonii [Oxford] 1763 - 8vo, pp. [iv], 676. Near-contemporary tree calf, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, red morocco label, marbled endpapers, edges yellow. Some light toning and spotting. Expertly rebacked (by Bernard Middleton) with old backstrip laid down, hinges relined. An attractive copy. In 1758 Baskerville proposed the casting of a new set of Greek types to the Oxford University Press, and they ordered 2000 copies of this octavo New Testament (plus 500 in quarto) to be printed with the resulting type - which ended up being its only use. Negative critical reception may have contributed to its abandonment, but Baskerville's Greek face has recently been reassessed by Gerry Leonidas as an important predecessor of more modern types (if perhaps not quite as elegant as that used by the Foulis press) that had fallen afoul of an arbitrary typographic orthodoxy. Gaskell Add. 2; ESTC T94889; D&M 4756. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.

      1763 - Cambridge: John Baskerville, 1763. Folio (495 x 435mm).; bound by the Durham Insect Roll Binder in full contemporary morocco, boards with eleborate gilt borders, including the signatory insect roll within which is a border including bishop's mitre and castle gatehouse tools, spine with raised bands fully gilt in compartments with contrasting red leather lettering piece, gilt rolls to board edges and turn ins, marbled endpapers; pp. [1-6 (xylographic and typographic title with 'lozenge-and-star' ornaments, verso blank, dedication, contents, and subscribers)], [7-716 (Old Testament)], [717-883 (Apocrypha)], [884 (blank)], [885-886 (typographic New Testament part-title with 'lozenge-and-star' ornaments, verso blank)], [887-1123 (New Testament)], [1124 (blank)], [1125-1141 (index)], [1142-1144 (tables of scripture measures, weights, and coins)], [1145-1146 (tables of time, offices, and kindred)]; Some scuffing and abrasions to binding affecting some of the gilt work, internally some occasional light browning and light stains, signs of a removed bookplate, some abrasion and reinforcement to top corner of title-page presumably from the removal of an ink name or insription, small paper repair to inner gutter of title-page, generally a very good copy. This copy was furbished by Bernard Middleton and has his pencil signature at the rear. First Baskerville printed Bible with third version of Subscribers' list (with a manuscript correction to the entry for Lancelot Allgood.) John Baskerville (1706-1775) was appointed University Printer at Cambridge in 1758, and issued a prospectus for his folio Bible the following year. The Cambridge Bible, one of Baskerville's greatest achievements, was published in 1763 in an edition of 1,250 copies, and, although the sales were disappointingly slow and the financial rewards meagre, it came to be regarded as one of the greatest British achievements in book-production. This copy in an elaborate binding by the 'Durham Insect Roll Binder' using the scarce third insect roll recorded on only two other books, another Baskerville Bible in Durham University Library and a copy of Sermons by William Adey in Bishop Cosin's Library also in Durham. The 'Durham Insect Roll Binder' was the principle binder at work in Durham for between two and three decades from about 1740-41. The epithet by which he is known derived from the most distinctive tools associated with his workshop, rolls depicting a variety of naturalistically drawn insects. Three such rolls, used successively, have been linked with him. This binding is similar in stature to the Baskerville Bible in Durham University Library "a much more splendid binding than any other so far associated with this binder" although additionally tooled with bishop's mitre and castellated gatehouse tools. The provenance of the Bible is patchy. There is an ink inscription on the recto of the front free endpaper which reads "Purchased from Mrs Clackson Executrix of her husband John Clackson dec's, successors of Wm Scott Esq of Broad Chase Newcastle. 1796". Below this inscription a sheet of paper has been tipped in with a manuscript fair copy of an entry about Baskerville taken from Johnson's Biographical Magazine. This covers signs of an earlier bookplate and an ink name or inscription has been erased from the title-page. Given the manuscript correction to the address of Lancelot Allgood on the Subscribers' List it is appealing to attribute the original ownership of this Bible to him. This supposition is reinforced when the provenance of the similarly bound Bible which is in Durham University Library is considered. That copy belonged to the Reed family who lived in Chipchase Castle. The Reeds had bought Chipchase Castle from George Allgood, Lancelot Allgood's uncle-in-law who lived in neighbouring Nunwick Hall. There are further links between the families as both Lancelot's son and grandson married into the Reed family. Lancelot Allgood died in 1782. The whereabouts of the Bib [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chymie (Chemistry)

      1763 - Encyclopà die, ou dictionnaire raisonnà des sciences, des arts et des mà tiers. Plates vol. 3 Paris (1763) Folio, 253 x 393mm. 50 pages of descriptive text & 23 loose plates with their accompanying 2 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. The 23 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Chymie from volume III of plates. Plates come in two sets. The first of these contains one unnumbered plate titled Laboratoire et Tables des Raports and this is a double, and four further numbered plates, titled Caracteres de Chymie. The second set in this suite has various titles, and the plates are numbered 1-18. The first plate is titled Fourneaux, Ustencilles &c., the following fifteen Chymie, the seventeenth plate Chymie, Cristallisation des Sels, and the penultimate and final plates are also under Chymie. Plate 15 is continued on a second sheet. 2 pages (247 & 249) from volume I of the Encyclopà die (1751) including Comparaison de la chymie avec la poà sie and Causes qui s'opposent aujourd'hui à ses progrà s 30 pages (408-437) from volume III of the Encyclopà die (1753) including information on La chymie en gà nà ral, Les chemistes cà là bres, and L'histoire de la chymie 3 pages (367, 731 & 732) from volume VIII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including La chymie hydraulique de M.le comte de la Garaye, L'influence des astres à tablie dans la chymie par les alchymistes and Rà tablie par Urbain Hierne 1 page (145) from volume IX of the Encyclopà die (1765) including La description d'un laboratoire de chymie 6 pages (272, 339, & 339-342) from volume X of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Arnauld de Villeneuve, Les explications mà chaniques de la dissolution, and Comment la chymie a imità la nature dans la minà ralisation des mà taux 1 page (201) from volume XV of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Partie de la chymie, appellà e simia par les Arabes 1 page (92) from volume XVII of the Encyclopà die (1765) including Avantages que la chymie a tirà s de l'invention de verre 1 page (880) from volume III of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1777) which includes La connoissance de la chymie nà cessaire au mà decin 5 pages (336-340) from volume IV of the Supplà ment à l'Encyclopà die (1777) which includes Union de la chymie & de la physique With some browning to a few leaves. This suite of plates opens with a double-page view of the laboratory, and shows much of the apparatus used therein. A number of tables of elements follow, with their symbols included. Many detailed illustrations of different scientific instruments and devices are shown, with particular attention paid to kilns and crucibles, beakers and balances. Some experiments and their apparatus are shown, including the method for crystallisation. The suite closes with an attractive engraved plate, an allegory of chemistry. Several articles from the text volumes are included with this suite of plates, and among these are some of the contributions of Paul Jacques Malouin, most notably Alchimie and Alchimiste. After entering the French Academy of Sciences, Malouin was appointed Professor of Chemistry at the Jardin du Roi. He later became Mà decin de la Reine and physician to the Dauphine. In 1753 he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 1767 was made a professor at the Collà ge de France. In 1776 he was appointed professor at the Royal College where he took up the Chair of Medicine. His Treatise of Chemistry (1734) is considered his greatest work, although he was also a prolific Encyclopà dist, contributing to Diderot's Encyclopà die and to Charles-Joseph Panckoucke's Encyclopà die Mà thodique. Other entries include Chymie, Hydraulique, Laboratoire, and Menstrue by Gabriel François Venel, a French doctor, pharmacist and chemist. He was the main contributor to the Encyclopà die for all subjects concerned with chemistry, and his papers became renowned for their somewhat controversial contents, in particular Menstrue. Further papers are by C

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        Le petit flambeau de la mer ou le veritable guide des pilotes cotiers ; Où il est clairement enseigné la maniere de naviguer le long de toutes les Côtes de France, d'Angleterre, d'Irlande, d'Espagne, de Portugal, d'Italie, de Sicile, de Malte, de Corse &

      1763 - petit in-4 de (III), (1 bl.), Le Havre, P.J.D.G. Faure, 1763, , petit in-4 de (III), (1 bl.), 411, (7) pp., plein vélin souple de l'époque, Dernière édition du "routier le plus célèbre de la fin du XVIIe siècle" (Le livre maritime au siècle des Lumières). Cet ouvrage "connu de nombreuses éditions sans changement, douze au Havre entre 1684 et 1789. . Malgré son titre qui faisait référence aux grands atlas hollandais, ce livre était plutôt un manuel de cabotage, comprenant les descriptions de côtes et des instructions succinctes pour entrer dans les ports, avec des plans très sommaires gravés sur bois" (ibid). Bel exemplaire, vélin sali, coiffe de tête fatiguée, notes manuscrites contemporaines aux contre-plats [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte der Kaiserinn Irene. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

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

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        L'homme en societé, ou nouvelles vues politiques et économiques pour porter la population au plus haut degré en France.

      Amsterdam chez Marc Michel Rey 1763 - Two vols. in one, 8vo., xii + 262 and (4) + 280pp., including the half-title to vol.I and the preliminary blank to vol.II, contemporary French mottled calf, spine ornately gilt, the binding generally worn but with some restoration, red edges. A good copy and internally fine and crisp with no marks of previous ownership. First edition. Goldsmiths 9831. Kress 6105. INED 2117. Higgs 3036. Not in Mattioli, Einaudi or Sraffa. But for a scholarly commentary see Spengler, French predecessors of Malthus,> pp.86-90. This was De la Plombanie's most important work, containing almost subversive and, for the time, modern ideas, for which reason the author had his work published anonymously outside France. The author's near socialist views are confirmed by his bold statement that: 'L'agriculture, les arts mécaniques, le commerce intérieur & extérieur, la finance, la populaation, les forces de terre & de mer, sont les véritables objets qui doivent fixer toute l'attention du gouvernement' [I, p.14]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Noticia Historico Natural de los gloriosos triumphos y felices adelantamientos conseguidos en el presente siglo por los religiosos del Orden de N.P.S. Agustin en las Missiones que tienen a su cargo en las Islas Philipinas, y en el grande Imperio de la China

      First edition. A very rare work on the progress of the Augustinians missions in South East Asia, Philippines and China; it includes an immense array of information on the costumes, religion, ethnology, superstitions, manners and way of life of the natives -of the Philippines-, habits, religion, geography, products, and progress of the faith. It is also a lengthy and substantial source for the state of the region shortly before the expulsion of the Jesuits. Furthermore, mostly all that Mozo writes comes from original sources and his own observations not printed before; for example the letters by Father Balthasar Isisigana and Father Antolin de Arzaga. The rarity is considerable; we cannot find a single copy sold at auction in 100 years, with one exception, a damaged copy in 1976, Sotheby's, it made 65 GBP. Palau, 184003.

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        Il Gazzettiere americano.

      Coltellini,, Livorno, 1763 - Tre volumi legati in uno di cm. 31, pp. xxiii (1) 216 (2); 256 (2); 253 (3). Con antiporta che raffigura Colombo che incontra i nativi, una vignetta al centro di ciascun frontespizio e 77 tavole fuori testo, di cui 25 ripiegate. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Solida legatura di metà '800 in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli, filetti e fregi in oro. Esemplare con solo qualche sporadica arrossatura marginale, ma complessivamente in ottimo stato di conservazione, senza difetti e mancanze. Prima (ed unica) traduzione italiana di molto ampliata rispetto all'originale inglese del 1762 apparso in formato minore e con solo 8 incisioni. Esposto sotto forma di enciclopedia, l'opera esamina a tutto campo commercio, prodotti, clima, fauna ed ancora descrizioni geografiche, orografiche, idrografiche, usi e costumi delle popolazioni dell'intero continente americano. La ricca ed affascinante iconografia è composta da vedute a volo d'uccello, piante delle principali città (New York, Boston, Santiago, Lima, ecc.) e delle isole centroamericane (Cuba, Guadalupa, Martinica, Barbados, ecc.); 35 altre tavole raffigurano inoltre animali, scene di caccia, piantagioni, vari edifici, ecc. Cfr. Sabin 26814 e Palau 101007. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Elements of Geometry. In which, The principal Propositions of Euclid, Archimedes, and others, are demonstrated after the most easy manner. To which is added, A Collection of useful Geometrical Problems. [bound with] The Doctrine of Proportion, Arithmetical and Geometrical. Together with a general Method of arguing by proportional Quantities

      London: Printed for J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to his Majesty, 1763. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good +. First Edition. 8vo; viii,183, [1]; iv,32 pp, with 296 geometrical figures and perspective designs on 14 folding engraved plates. Prefaces to both titles signed: W. Emerson. Contemporary full leather, the spine ribbed and divided into six compartments with a red morocco lettering piece stamped in gilt in the second. A Very Good or better copy, the front hinge skillfully (and almost invisibly) reinforced, the pages and plates free of stains and foxing, save for the first 10 leaves of the first book, which have been professionally restored on the top inner edge (with no loss of text) where they were worm eaten. Both First Editions of elementary works on geometry and perspective, the first divided into eight books. Both works start with definitions, axioms, and postulates, followed by numerous problems (keyed into the 296 figures, in the case of the first book) and their solutions. ESTC Citation Nos. T77181 and T77180. Like his fellow County Durham savant John Bird, the astronomer and instrument designer, Emerson makes a fictional appearance in Thomas Pynchon's 'Mason and Dixon.' He was the very archetype of the English eccentric: According to onAge of Enlightenmente account, Emerson dressed in old clothes and his manners were uncouth. He wore his shirt back to front and his legs wrapped in sacking so as not to scorch them as he sat over the fire. He complained about the expense of all the candles he had used during a lifetime studying mathematics, mechanics (he apparently never advanced a proposition he had not tested, nor published an invention without first proving its effects by a model) and music, including the theory of sounds and the ancient and modern scales. He died on 20 May 1782 at his small estate in Weardale, where his gravestone bears epitaphs in Latin and Hebrew.

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        Biblia das ist: Die Heilige Schrift Altes und Neues Testaments, Nach ver Deutschen Ueberfekung D Martin Luthers

      Germantown, PA: Christoph Saur, 1763. Thick quarto. [4],992,277,[3]pp. Printed in two columns. Expert restoration repairing tears with minor losses to OT *2 and A1 and NT A2 and Mm4. Contemporary calf over bevelled wooden boards, early marbled endpapers, rebacked to style, spine with raised bands in six compartments The second Saur bible: the second edition of the first bible in a European language to be published in America. Sauer's text of the Luther translation was largely based on the Halle Bible, but with the addition of the appendix to the Apocrypha with books 3 and 4 Esdras and 3 Maccabees supplied from the Berlenburg version. When first published in 1743, Saur's bible was the first bible in a European language to be published in America and just the second Bible printed in America after John Eliot's Indian Bibles of the 1660s. The present edition, rumored to have been issued in 2000 copies, was printed by Christopher Saur II, son of Christoph Saur the elder. Arndt, The First Century of German Language Printing in the United States of America 269; Darlow & Moule 4240; Evans 9343; Hildeburn 1877; O'Callaghan, p. 25; Sabin 5192; Wright, Early Bibles of America, pp. 28-50.

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        Thaddäus Müller (1763 - 1826): Konvolut von 9 seltenen Kleinschriften, z.B.: Predigt am Eidsgenößischen Bethtag 1809 Die Heu- und Kornerndte. Zwei Predigten Einladung zur christlichen Liebessteuer für die nach Brasilien ausgewanderten Schweizer. (weitere Titel siehe Beschreibung).

      zw. 8 und 100 S. je Titel, insg. ca. 350 S. Softcover Angeboten wird ein Konvolut von 9 seltenen Kleinschriften von und über Thaddäus Meyer (1763-1826), Stadtpfarrer in Luzern von 1796-1826 und Mitbegründer der Schweiz. Gemeinnützigen Gesellschaft. Das Angebot beinhaltet folgende von ihm verfasste Titel: 1. Predigt, gehalten in der Pfarrkirche zu Luzern, am Betthage der Helvetischen Republik, den 6. Herbstmonat 1798 (Luzern: Balthasar und Meyer, 1798, 41 S.). 2. Sätze und kürzere Auszüge aus schriftlichen Vorlesungen über einige Fächer der Pastoraltheoloie an die Herren Alumnen des neuen Priesterhauses zu Luzern (Luzern: Anich, 1808, 100 S.). 3. Ein religioses und patriotisches Wort zur Vorbereitung auf den Eidestag. An seine Mitbürger (Luzern: Thüring, 1798, 8 S.). 4. Die Heu- und Kornerndte. Zwey Predigten am vierten und sechsten Sonntag nach Pfingsten 1809 (Luzern: Meyer, 1809, 43 S.). 5. Bey der Beerdigung Herrn Adam Heberle's von Ravensburg auf dem katholischen Gottesacker zu Luzern (Luzern: Meyer, 1809, 8 S.). 6. Predigt am Eidsgenößischen Bethtag 1809 gehalten (Luzern: Anich, 1809, 40 S.). 7. Lobrede auf seine Päbstliche Heiligkeit, Pius VII. Gehalten in der Stifts- und Pfarrkirche zu Luzern, den 19ten Brachmonat 1814 (Luzern: Anich, 1814, 50 S.). 8. Einladung zur christlichen Liebessteuer für die nach Brasilien ausgewanderten Schweizer. Eine Predigt, gehalten u Luzern am 3ten Sonntag nach dem Feste der hl. drey Könige den 27ten Jänner 1822 (Luzern: Meyer, 1828, 27 S.). Des Weiteren: 9. Anton Walker: Trauerrede auf den seligen Hintritt des Hochürdigen Herrn Thaddäus Müller, Chorherrn und Stadtpfarrer zu Luzern, gehalten in der Stiftskirche den 4ten Sonntag nach Ostern (Luzern: Meyer, 1826, 36 S.). -- Überwiegend altersgemäß GUTER Zustand! Überwiegend schlichte Broschureinbände, berieben und eckknittrig. Bindungen überwiegend fest, Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt und stellenweise leicht braunfleckig, Text sauber. Weitere Informationen und Fotos auf Anfrage. atx mbx

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        The Christian's Family Bible: 3 Volume Set

      Unknown 1111 - No dust jacket. Brown leather boards with gilt lettering to spine. 3 volume set. No title pages or date present, presumed 1763-1767. Not collated. All but 1 engraving appear to be missing. Suitable for rebinding. Firm binding to lightly tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Light foxing to endpapers and occasional pages. Occasional light finger marks and stains to page edges. Cracked hinges to paste downs exposing binding. Volume I had previous owner's name to front paste down. Volumes I & III have. Several loose or detached pages with minor creasing and tears to edges.Heavy rub wear to boards with tearing to leather and large pieces missing. Heavy rub wear to edges and bumped corners exposing boards beneath. Vol. I has detached front board. Heavy cracking and chipping to spines exposing. binding. Gilt lettering worn away. Large water stain to rear board of volume III. Faint musty odour. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SEGUNDA DECLARACION DEL THENIENTE DE FRAGATA DON JUAN VALCARCEL, MAYOR QUE SUE DE LA ESQUADRA, QUE SE HALLO EN LA DEFENSA, Y RENDICION DE LA PLAZA DE LA HABANA.[caption title].

      [Madrid]. . 1763 - pp.17-33. Quarto. Modern boards. Very good. In 1762 the British succeeded in seizing Havana from the Spanish. Although it was returned the following year in the treaty which ended the Seven Years' War, the Spanish were deeply alarmed at the vulnerability of one of their most important cities in New Spain, and launched a detailed inquiry. This document, evidently extracted from a larger report, consists of the testimony of six naval officials involved in the Spanish defense. Apparently not in Palau.

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        18th Century Moroccan Souvenir Purse.

      1763 10.5 x 16.5cm. Red morocco ornately decorated in gold & silver silk thread, lined in royal blue silk with tan morocco separation flap, red & gold braided silk toggle. 'TETUAN' embroidered on the back & 'Gore Townsend Esqr. 1763' on the front under the closing flap; front morocco sl. faded & interior silk sl. worn, but otherwise in extremely fine condition.This purse was made in Tetuan, Morocco (based on the embroidery on the back) for Gore Townsend, c.1752-1826 of Honington Hall County Warwick. Townsend married Lady Elizabeth Windsor, daughter of Other Lewis Windsor, 4th Earl of Plymouth on 30 March, 1776. The purse seems to have passed from Gore to his daughter Harriet who - in 1801 - married Sir Grey Skipwith, 8th Baronet and MP for North Warwickshire. Together they had twenty children; their eldest son Thomas George Skipwith succeeded his father and became the 8th Baronet. Enclosed in the purse is a letter dated August 8th, 1821 from an 18-year-old Thomas George to his father which includes a short note and four verses of amateur poetry.

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        Centuria insectorum rariorum quam consent. experimentiss. fac. med. in regia academia Upsaliensi, praeside nobilissimo atque celeberrimo D:o Doct. Carolo von Linné... publico examini submittit Boas Johansson, Calmariensis.

      Upsala, [no publisher indicated], 1763. 4to (21.0 x 16.5 cm). [vi], 32 pp. Later blind marbled wrappers.= This is the first exclusively entomological paper by Linnaeus according to his system of binominal nomenclature (the 1758 Pandora insectorum contains nude names only). Written by Linnaeus as a thesis, it was defended by Boas Johansson (1742-1809), who is sometimes erroneously listed as the author. The work contains the first valid descriptions of 102 (not 100) species of insects - mainly beetles and butterflies, and mainly from Surinam, Java, India, and Pennsylvania. This is the original edition (Soulsby, 2251), not the later reprint that formed part 121 of volume VI of the Amoenitas Academicae with a different pagination (Soulsby, 1280, 2252). Although both bear the same date, the "Amoenitas" version, which lacks the word "rariorum" in the title, was printed in September, not in June. Among the butterfly species described is one that is not real but a different species falsely ornamented with red ink dots. Most species names introduced here, however, are still in use today. A little-known fact is that the work includes several new crustaceans, mainly crabs, then still regarded as "insects". Title page slightly trimmed, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Rare. Horn-Schenkling, 13591; Soulsby, 2251.

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        DIE GRÜNEN ARMPOLYPEN, DIE GESCHWÄNZTEN UND UNGESCHWÄNZTEN ZACKIGEN WASSERFLÖHE, UND EINE BESONDERE ART KLEINER WASSERAALE

      Regensburg: Johann Leopold Montag. Very Good. 1763. Second Edition. Hardcover. ; Clean contemporary brown marblred boards with chipped spine ends. Red speckled page edges. Illustrated with three engraved, hand colored plates by B. C. Fridrich. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. An important insect study based on the author's microscopic observation of the life cycle in water. Schäffer (1718-90) was an early entomologist who wrote numerous scientific treatises, especially on vertebrate zoology. Entomology, Insects; Hand Color Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 97 pages .

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