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        The Natural History of Vegetables, as well Foreign as Indigenous; including an Account of their Roots, Barks, Woods, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds, Resins, Gums and Concreted Juices. As also their Properties, Virtues and Uses in Medicine...

      J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1763. 12mo., First Edition, on laid paper, with 24 fine copper-engraved plates, title very lightly age-browned at margins, signature erased leaving small hole at upper margin of 'Contents' leaf; contemporary calf, sides with double gilt frame border, neatly rebacked in calf to style, leather label ruled and lettered in gilt, speckled fore-edges, a very good, crisp, clean copy.Part I: Of Foreign Vegetables, and their Roots, Barks, Woods, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds, Resins, Gums, and Concreted Juices; Part II: Of indigenous Herbs, Plants, Shrubs and Trees, and their Uses in Medicine.This important work, complete in itself, forms the sixth and final volume of Brookes' 'New and Accurate System of Natural History', a comprehensive encyclopaedia of natural history similar to, but quite independent of, Buffon. The plates are detailed and quite charming; the descriptions are surprisingly broad and must appeal to the cook as well as the apothecary.A second edition, with slight corrections and an appendix containing observations on hot-beds and the watering of plants (but adding no plates) appeared in 1772.Very scarce, especially in this condition.Freeman 505; Henrey 516.

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        D. Junii Juvenalis et Auli Persii Flacci Satyrae. Tabulis Aeneis Illustravit, et Notas Variorum Selectas, Suasque Addidit G.S

      Cantabrigiae: Prostant venales Londini, apud Gul. Sandby…apud G. Thurlbourn & J. Woodyer, 1763 First edition, Large Paper copy. Printed by Joseph Bentham at the Cambridge University Press, and edited with scholarly apparatus by the scholarly bookseller and publisher William Sandby, who sold his business in 1768 to the first John Murray. Full mottled brown, tan and red calf, covers ruled in gilt, spine lettered gilt. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. . Large octavo (8 3/4 x 5 5/8."). . Engraved frontispiece and fourteen other plates, signed "P.S.L.," featuring classical antiquities. Title-page in black and red. Neatly rebacked with old spine preserved. Armorial bookplate of Maurice B. Worms (likely the nineteenth century tea importer). Edges of boards lightly worn in places. A very good copy. One of my copies is an ordinary octavo, bound in mottled calf. The other is an imperial octavo, one of eight copies thus issued, as stated in an accompanying letter, dated March 5, 1800, from the editor G. Sandby to his friend the Rev. Dr. Nicoll…" …" (Morgan, Bibliography of Persius, p. 37).

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        Monumenta Boica. Volumen Primum.

      Text in Latein und teils auch in Deutsch. Dieser Band enthält: Monumenta Garsensia (Gars) mit einer hübschen Karte von Gars bis Altötting, Monumenta Augiensia (Kloster Au), mit einer Ansicht, Monumenta Atilensia (Attel) und Monumenta Rotensia (Rott). Die sieben übrigen Kupfer zeigen Siegel und Wappen (hiervon 3 Kupfer mit Einrissen). Beigebunden: Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Akademische Rede vom Nutzen der historischen Kenntniß mittlerer Zeiten, An Sr. Churfürstlichen Durchlaucht in Baiern etc. etc. Namensfeste, Zu einiger Belehrung der unwissenden Verächter unsrer eigenen Alterhtümer abgehalten. München, 1763. 16 Seiten. Pfeffel (1726-1807) war "1763 Direktor der Historischen Klasse der Bayer. Akademie der Wissenschaften, und gab deren „Monumenta Boica" (Bde. I-IX, 1763-67) heraus, für die er mit Ildefons Kennedy OSB Urkunden in den bayer. Klöstern sammelte." (P. Fuchs in NDB 20, 306 ff).

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        Catechismus, oder Anfänglicher Unterricht christlicher Glaubens-Lehre; Allen Christlichen Glaubens-Schülern, jung oder alt, nöthig und nützlich sich drin zu üben

      Philadelphia: Henrich Miller, 1763. Very Good +. [4], 146 p. (pp. 135-36 is a folded plate, which is signed M2); 17 cm. Signatures: pi2 A-M6 (12mo). M2 and M3 are signed M3 and M4. Contemporary full calf with five spine compartments between raised bands. Front free endpaper bears attractively written former owner's inscription in red and black: "Andreas Kriebel, Anno Domini, 1764." First Cent. of Ger. Printing in the U.S.A., 282; Rosenbach, Children's Books, 51. The first edition of the Schwenkfelder catechism, written by Christopher Schultz. A few discreet notations and corrections in an old hand. In Very Good+ Condition: edges are rubbed; foxing; fore-edge of folded plate slightly chipped. A solid and attractive copy of this important German-language catechism.

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        Naval Tactics; Or, a Treatise of Evolutions and Signals, With Cuts, Lately Published in France, ...By Mons. De Morogues, ...Translated By a Sea-Officer

      Lon.. b/w plates, some folding. This is the first English translation of Morogues’ “Tactique Navale,” originally published in France in 1763. Morogues was the founder of the Marine Academy at Brest, and is perhaps best remembered for his able performance as Captain of Magnifique at Quiberon in 1759. See Corbett’s Signals and Instructions 1776-1794. Also, Scott, 316, and Adams & Waters 161. One folding order of Battle at Malaga, 1704, (page 95*) and eight terminal folding engraved plates of tactical maneuvers. Bound in contemporary marbled boards; rebacked in goat with leather label. Minor tanning and staining. Lacking rear end paper, but a nice wide margined copy, untrimmed. Early ownership signature of Stephen Hill on the front flyleaf. Quite a scarce book. Worldcat notes but four libraries, only one of which is in America, holding copies.

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        The American Negotiator: Or, The Various Currencies of the British Colonies in America; As Well the Islands, as the Continent

      For the Proprietors, London, 1763. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full Contemporary polished calf, corners and spine ends a little bumped, joints splitting but binding still intact. Lacking the front endpaper, otherwise complete. Scattered foxing and browning. A book with substantial importance to 18th century colonial trade - as evidenced by the 24 page subscriber list. First published in 1761 - surprisingly scarce. 24, xvi, 464. Howes 697, Sabin 105606 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Economics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041904. .

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        (Charlevoix's) Letters to the Dutchess of Lesdiguieres Giving an Account of Voyages to Canada

      London: R. Goadby, and Sold by R. Baldwin in Pater Noster-Row, 1763. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo, 7 3/4" X 4 3/4", xiv] +2 +384 pages; contemporary calf covers. Rebacked with new leather spine and red leather label with gilt type. Complete with Errata leaf, which follows Table of Contents. Does not contain the map, of which most historians agree "map generally missing and probably not inserted in all copies". Overall condition is near fine. Another translation of Father Charlevoix's letters, in two volumes, which first appeared in English in 1761 as Journal of a Voyage to North America and one other and A Voyage to North-America (Dublin: 1766), Provenance: Signed by Englishman "John Cartwright", with scattered text notations and corrections apparently in his hand in contemporary brown ink. Cartwright (1740-1824) was a naval officer, political reformer and pamphleteer, who refused to serve against the American colonies. In 1774, he published "Letters on American Independence" siding against colonial taxation. Additionally, the volume is signed by Charles James Fox (1749-1806), noted English statesman, member of Parliment and orator who was also against the British forces and in strong support of the American colonies. Fox has pencilled his opinions regarding the valiant efforts of Cartwright on the free pages of this volume. , Giving an Account of a Voyage to Canada, and Travels through that vast Country, and Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico Undertaken by Order of the Present King of France In the era that these letters were written, it was very common-place for the clergy to be under the support of one or more of the nobility who acted as sponsors and correspondents for the venturing missionary priest. That was the arrangement between Charlevoix and the Dutchess. His letters to her were lengthy and very complete in detail. While Canada was a vast and only mildly settled area under the tutelege of the Hudson's Bay Company, the "Louisiana" referred to in this title actually covered almost the complete half of American North America west of the Mississippi River. This land, almost totally unexplored and unsettled, was eventually to become the Louisiana Purchase and would be criss-crossed by the likes of Alexander Henry The Younger from 1799 to 1814 and the well recognized expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1804-06 with many additional trapper and hunter forays into the Great Plains and Indian Country. Charlevoix was the first writer and traveller who describes the interior areas of America. This is the early translation of Charlevoix's Journal d'un Voyage, which was first published in 1744 as the third volume of his Histoire de la Nouvelle France; however it does not include the Preliminary Discourse and excludes the first letter which describes his voyage from Orleans to Rochefort, commencing instead with the longer voyage from Rochelle to Quebec. TPL 4698

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        Biblia germanica 1763 - Catholische Bibel, Das ist die ganze Heilige Schrift alten und neuen Testaments, Nach der uralten gemeinen lateinischen, und von der Heil. Caholischen Kirch bewährten, und in derselbigen bishero allzeit gebrauchten Uebersetzung, Mit jedes Capituls nothwendigen Summarien, und mit vielen Kupfern der fürnehmsten Historien, samt einer ordentlichen Anzeig aller Evangelien und Episteln für die Sonntäg und in Deutschland meistentheils gewöhnlichen Feyertägen, Auch einem Biblischen Catechismo versehen, Zum Gebrauch der Römisch-Catholischen. Auf gnädigste Veranlassung, und unter besonderer Protection Sr. Hochfürstl. Durchleucht zu Hohenlohe und Waldenburg Schillingsfürst etc. also besorgt und herausgegeben von des hohen deutschen Ritter-Ordens bey der Löbl. Commenden in Nürnberg verordneten Geistlichen. Mit Bewilligung der Obern, und allergnädigstem Kayserlichen Privilegio

      Nürnberg, Fleischmann 1763. 38 cm. 4 Teile in 1 Band. Kupferporträt und Kupfertitel (beide in Faksimile), (32), 664; 272; 315, (1 weiß); 98, (38) Seiten mit 212 Textkupfern von A. L. Wirsing, J. S. Leitner, J. P. Funck, Nusbiegel und anderen. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit Rückenschild und 2 Schließen - Darlow / Moule 4248 - Bibel in Deutschland 270 - Sogenannte "Hohenlohesche Bibel" oder "Lotterie-Bibel", gewidmet dem Fürsten Karl Albrecht von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst. Dieser Ausgabe liegt die Ulenbergsche Übersetzung von 1630 zugrunde, die in überarbeiteter Form 1662 als "Katholische Mainzische Bibel" herausgegeben und oft neu aufgelegt wurde (Darlow-Moule 4217). Verleger des Neuen Testaments war de Launoy. In der Vorrede erörtert der Herausgeber, ob das Bibellesen dem katholischen Laien erlaubt sei. Er vertritt die Ansicht, daß es nicht verboten, aber auch nicht vonnöten sei. Mit Kupferporträt des Fürsten Karl Albrecht von Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, Kupfertitel mit kleiner Ansicht von Schillingsfürst. Mit dem katholischen Katechismus als Anhang. Berieben, restauriert, im Schnitt stellenweise Feuchtigkeitsränder, Porträt, Kupfertitel und 2 Seiten Text in Faksimile -

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        Fructologia, of Beschryving der Vrugtbomen en Vrugten die men in de hoven plant en onderhoud. Leuwarden, Ferwerda und Tresling, 1763. 2 Bll., 132 S. Mit 19 altkolor. Kupfertafeln . Folio. Neuerer Hlwd. mit hs. RTit.

      Nissen, BBI 1077.- Erste Ausgabe.- 'Er bleibt für immer der geniale Schöpfer und Begründer der praktischen und wissenschaftlichen Pomologie. J.H. Knoop war der erste wahre und wirkliche Pomologe im wissenschaftliche richtigen Sinne des Wortes!' (Martini).- Vereinzelt schwache Braunfleckchen, 4 Tafeln (Kastanie, Brombeer, Wal- und Haselnuß) mit leichtem Feuchtrand im Kopfsteg.- Exlibris-Stempel auf Spiegel und Titel.- Unbeschnitten.

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        (Generalfeldmarschall; 1719 - 1763 Kiel). Hs. Brief mit eh. Unterschrift von Georg Ludwig (sowie Unterschriften von Holmer, Wolff, Saldern u.a.) ad mandatum Paul I. Schloß Kiel den 2t Sebt. 1763. 2 Seiten. Gefaltet.

      Fungierend als Vormund für den gerade neunjährigen Paul I. (d.i. Paul (Pawel) Petrowitsch, Herzog von Holstein-Gottorf und Zar von Russland; St. Petersburg 1754 - 1801) entbindet Georg Ludwig den Lieutnant Johann Frantzen von 'denen obgehabten Pflichten'.- Georg Ludwig starb am 7. September 1763, ergo fünf Tage nach Unterzeichnung dieses Briefes.- Ehemals mit schwarzem Siegel.

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      Germantown: Christoph Saur, 1763.. [4],992,277,[3]pp. printed in double columns. Thick quarto. Contemporary calf over wooden boards; clasps lacking. Boards scuffed, extremities rubbed, hinges tender. Family names and dates inscribed on front and rear flyleaves. Titlepage loose; first few leaves loosening. Light foxing and dampstaining. A few small tears to fore edge; larger tear to p.274. Typical browning to pages and light edge wear. Overall quite nice in original condition. The second edition of the first European language Bible printed in America, after the first of 1743. The text is based on Martin Luther's version by way of the thirty-fourth edition of the Halle Bible, with Book Three of Edras, Book Four of Edras, and Book Three of Maccabees supplied from the Berlenburg Bible. The present edition, rumored to have been issued in 2000 copies, was printed by Christopher Saur II, son of Christoph Saur the elder, a native of Wittgenstein, Germany. The elder Saur emigrated to Germantown, Pennsylvania and practiced medicine before turning to printing. It was he who printed the 1743 first edition. A very nice copy of an important early American Bible. SEIDENSTICKER, p.61. ARNDT 269. O'CALLAGHAN, p.25. EVANS 9343. HILDEBURN 1877. NAIP w018552. SABIN 5192.

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        Journal of a Tour to Italy

      T. Lewis, London, 1763. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary leather, lacking the spine label and the front endpapers (?). Owner signature to half title, rear endpaper, and on the first text page, notes to endpapers and an old owner's name crossed out.; slight age toning, otherwise unmarked. With a table containing measurements taken of ancient Roman monuments and the errata at the rear. Condamine was the author of an influential travel log of a trip to South America. The original French edition of his Tour to Italy was never published. 234pp plus 4 pages of ads.ESTC T143245 Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039493. .

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        Der X ten Hauptart II te Abtheilung XIII te Platte, Die Schleyer oder Paruquen Taube, Columba galerita, Pigeon coeffe,

      Berlin: Friedrich Wilhelm Birnstiel., 1763.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 29 x 21 cm. (11½ x 8½ inches) Beautiful print of the pigeon, the colours vibrant, the detail exquisite, from Johann Leonhard Frisch's 'Vorsstellung der Vogel in Deutschland'. This was the first great German colour-plate bird book. The plates feature European and exotic birds, including a number of parrots, drawn from the family collection of preserved specimens. The book was a family affair, completed after Frisch's death by his sons and grandson.

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        De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum. [Advancement and Proficiency of Learning. 1623]. Cura et fide Gulielmum Rawley [1588-1667]

      Lugano: Lugani, expensis Gasparis Girardi, Bibliopolae Veneti, 1763. 4to.menor; XV-669 pp. Encuadernación moderna en media tela, con tejuelos.

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        Travels From St. Petersburg in Russia to Diverse Parts of Asia

      Glasgow: for the Author by Robert and Andrew Foulis,, 1763. in two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (239 × 181 mm). ?publisher's calf-backed marbled boards, contrast labels, edges sprinkled red. Folding map frontispiece to volume I, shows the route from Moscow to Peking with inset of the "North Front of Pekin." Both front free endpapers have large ink stamp "Bond": i.e. Col. A. R. Bond of Creech Grange, Wareham, Dorset, whose ancestor John Bond features on the list of subscribers. A little rubbed, labels chipping, slight wear at the heads of the spines, but overall a very good set. First edition of the account of the author's "remarkable journey" from St. Petersburg through Siberia and into China on behalf of the Russian tsar. Bell's narrative includes detailed descriptions of the manners, customs, geography and scenery in the countries visited. Little is known of Bell's early life, but it is stated that he qualified as a doctor, and that after obtaining his degree he decided to 'visit foreign countries.' "He obtained letters of recommendation to Dr Areskine [a fellow Scot, this being the Russianized version of Erskine], chief physician and privy councillor to Tsar Peter I, and left London in July 1714. The tsar was at this time planning a diplomatic mission to the sophy of Persia, and on Dr Areskine's advice Bell was engaged in the tsar's service and included in the mission. He left St Petersburg on 15 July 1715 and proceeded to Moscow, and from there to Kazan and south along the Volga to Astrakhan. The mission then sailed down the Caspian Sea to Derbent and travelled on to Esfahan in Persia, where they arrived on 14 March 1717. They left Esfahan on 1 September and returned to St Petersburg via Saratov on 30 December 1718. On his return Bell learned of another mission, to China, on which he was included following the recommendation of the British ambassador … Bell's account of the journey to Kazan and through Siberia to China is the most complete and interesting part of his travels. Of particular note are his descriptions of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese wall, and his residence in Peking" (ODNB). Later in life when he decided to publish the notes of his diplomatic experiences, doubting his literary abilities he approached William Robertson, the historian, "to carry out the task. Robertson, being busy, advised Bell to take Gulliver's Travels 'for your model, and you cannot go wrong'." Bell entrusted the printing his Travels to the Foulis press, "whose beautiful fount of type enhances the value of the book" (Murray, Robert & Andrew Foulis and the Glasgow Press, p. 53). In 1747 Bell retired to his estates in Stirlingshire where he was noted for his "acts of charity and his predilection for riding the countryside in oriental costume" (Howgego).

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        Holy Bible, The, Containing the Old Testament and the New:

      1763. first edition. Baskerville's Magnum Opus"The Least Common" IssueMagnificently Bound By An Anonymous Master[BIBLE IN ENGLISH]. 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, by His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches. Cambridge: Printed by John Baskerville, Printer to the University, 1763. First edition, second issue of the Subscriber's list, "the least common" (Gaskell), with list ending with Rev. David Yarrow of Hadley. Two large folio (19 3/4 x 12 5/8 in; 502 x 321 mm). volumes. [573] unpaginated leaves. Text in double columns. List of Subscribers bound following Dedication. Magnificently and extravagantly bound in full contemporary black goatskin in classic Cambridge style with gilt-rolled dog-tooth border enclosing an outer panel with external gilt cresting rolled border with various gilt tool inserts and internal single fillet and dog-tooth roll, and an inner panel reiterating the external with different tools, the two connected at their corners with diagonal gilt tooling, the external panel graced with gilt floral bouquets in vases as corner pieces. Spine compartments ornately decorated with massed gilt dots, stars, suns, Royal crowns, fleurons, rondels, annular dots, rosettes, fillets, and arabesques with unusual gilt insect and stag tools at foot. Red goatskin spine labels with gilt decoration and ornaments. Gilt-tooled edges. A splendid and very fine copy.The binding is nearly as fresh as the day it was finished c. 1763. It is indeed somewhat of a miracle that it has survived just one short of two-hundred and fifty years in its original state.This copy very likely bound for an individual of great financial means and member of the British royalty: Because of the high cost in the mid-eighteenth century of individually binding both volumes in a two volume set, particularly for oversized books, as here, they were routinely bound as one, and it would be something of a sacrilege if not actual crime to use Royal crown tools on a non-Royal copy.Despite an exhaustive search through the references usual and obscure, as well as consultation with binding specialists, we have been, alas, unable to identify the binder whose work here is nothing short of a masterpiece."Aesthetically, the highest point in English Bible printing so far was John Baskerville's folio printed at Cambridge in 1763. To achieve this ambition to print a folio Bible, Baskerville had to become University Printer on not very advantageous terms. The Bible uses his types, paper and ink, and shows his characteristic 'machine-made' finish: very smooth and even in color and impression, with glossy black ink on smooth paper. He design is traditinal but the quality of material and workmanship is so high, and the conventions are so delicately modified and consistently applied that the result is extremely impressive" (Cambridge History of the Bible: The West from the Reformation to the Present Day, p. 464). "One of the most beautifully printed books in the world" (Dibdin). This edition of the Bible "has always been regarded as Baskerville's magnum opus, and is his most magnificent as well as his most characteristic specimen" T.B. Reed, A History of the Old English Foundries, p. 279)."The adjective that inevitably comes to mind is 'noble' and the volume warrants the word. It was conceived and executed on a grand scale, as the printer's masterpiece..." (Pardoe, F.E. John Baskerville of Birmingham, p. 87).Originally priced at four guineas in sheets for subscribers "the edition consisted of 1250 copies, of which 556 were remaindered in 1768 and bought by the London bookseller R. Baldwin at 36 shillings each...Baldwin was offering copies at three guineas in sheets in 1771" (Gaskell).Gaskell, Bibliography of John Baskerville 26. Darlow & Moule 857. Herbert 1146. Huntington Library, Great Books in Great Editions 6.

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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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        D. Junii Juvenalis et Auli Persii Flacci Satyrae. Tabulis Aeneis Illustravit, et Notas Variorum Selectas, Suasque Addidit G.S

      Cantabrigiae: Prostant venales Londini, apud Gul. Sandby...apud G. Thurlbourn & J. Woodyer, 1763 First edition, Large Paper copy. Printed by Joseph Bentham at the Cambridge University Press, and edited with scholarly apparatus by the scholarly bookseller and publisher William Sandby, who sold his business in 1768 to the first John Murray. Full mottled brown, tan and red calf, covers ruled in gilt, spine lettered gilt. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. . Large octavo (8 3/4 x 5 5/8."). . Engraved frontispiece and fourteen other plates, signed "P.S.L.," featuring classical antiquities. Title-page in black and red. Neatly rebacked with old spine preserved. Armorial bookplate of Maurice B. Worms (likely the nineteenth century tea importer). Edges of boards lightly worn in places. A very good copy. One of my copies is an ordinary octavo, bound in mottled calf. The other is an imperial octavo, one of eight copies thus issued, as stated in an accompanying letter, dated March 5, 1800, from the editor G. Sandby to his friend the Rev. Dr. Nicoll..." ..." (Morgan, Bibliography of Persius, p. 37).

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        Vocabolario Italiano ed Spagnolo (y) Vocabolario (sic) Español e Italiano

      Sin datos de lugar de impresión, impresor, ni año, pero: Venezia, Baglioni, 1763. Dos volúmenes en 4to. menor; 542 pp. y 644 pp. Impresión a doble columna. Tamaño ligeramente superior para el volúmen «Vocabulario Español-Italiano». Encuadernación en piel marbreada. La primera edición de la obra lexicográfica de «Il Fiorentino» apareció en Roma, 1620. Sólo se sabe de él que enseñó en Siena y Roma y que poseía una buena cultura española y familiaridad con la soldadesca.

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        Candid and Impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; The Comparative Importance of the British and French Islands in the West-Indies: with The Value and Consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated.

      London: Printed for R. Baldwin in Pater-noster Row., 1763. 228pp + 3 hand coloured folding maps. 1st ed., repaired tear to title page, lacking original end papers otherwise very fine in fine recent half calf binding with marbled boards. This work is a classic in the field of colonial and Caribbean literature, embodying as it does one of the clearest statements of eighteenth century philosophy regarding the relations which should exist between a metropole and its outlying possessions. (Ragatz) Written just after Britain had acquired Grenada and St Lucia from France following the Peace of Paris.

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        LINNÉ, CARL von.

      Genera morborum, in auditorum usum edita. Uppsala, C. E. Steinert, 1763. 8:o. 32,(7) s. Trevligt hfrbd från 1800-talets första hälft med blindpressad och guldornerad rygg. Stänkta snitt. Inlagan ngt lagerfläckig mot slutet. Titelbladet med äldre lagningar överst och C. F. Hornstedts namnteckning nederst. Med Carl Jedvard Bondes formklippta exlibris. Från Ericsberg.. Bibliotheca Walleriana 5902. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 2066. Jfr Lidén Catalogus disputationum 103 och Drake s. 74-76 för avhandlingsupplagan som utkom 1759 med Johannes Schröder som respondent. Drake citerar en recension tryckt i "Lärda tidningar" av föreliggande upplaga: "Man kan således finna af hwad angelägenhet hela detta lilla arbetet är, icke allenast för medicinae cultores, utan ock för prästerskapet, som härigenom med mera wisshet skulle kunna uppfylla ändamålet med tabell-werket, som är att få weta hwilka sjukdomar äro de gångbaraste och dödeligaste, samt för hwar och en som för en frånwarande medicus, behöfwer att med säkerhet nämna de krämpor, hwarmed han är beswärad." Clas Fredric Hornstedt (1758-1809) föddes på Sveaborg, studerade under Thunberg i Uppsala, deltog i en forskningsresa till Lappland och reste 1783 till Java. Återkommen till Sverige blev han först ansvarig för Vetenskapsakademiens naturaliesamlingar och efter en tid som militärläkare under 1788-90 års krig tillträdde han tjänsten som lektor i medicin och naturalhistoria vid Linköpings gymnasium. Där hade han bl.a. Berzelius som elev innan han flyttade tillbaka till Finland som läkare på Sveaborg

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        Description et Histoire naturelle du Groenland. Traduite en Français par Mr. D.[es] R.[oches] D.[e] P.[arthenay].

      Copenhague et a Geneve: Chez les Fréres C. & A, Philibert 1763. With folded engr. map of Greenland and 10 fold. engr. plates showing plantes, animals and the Greenlanders way of life and costumes. XXVIII + (4) + 171 pp. Bound with all edges gilt in nice full leather from c. 1800, with goldlines on boards and spine and inner ornamental border.. First French translation of "Det gamle Grønlands nye Perlustration", an early description of the natural history of Greenland and the Esquimaux's way of life, written by a man who spent 15 years among the Greenlanders. Nuuk 149. Lauridsen VIII,197. Bibl. Dan. III,641

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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. (4 Volumes in 2).

      London: printed by J Nourse, 1763.. 8vo. viii, 183pp, folding plates. Bound with: The Doctrine of Proportion, arithmetical and geometrical. Together with a general method of arguing by proportional quantities. London: printed by J Nourse, 1763. 8vo. 32pp, tail-piece. Bound with: The Mathematical Principles of Geography; containing, I. An account of the various properties and affections of the earth and sea ... II. The use of the artificial or terrestrial globe ... III. The principles of spherical and spheriodical sailing ... London: printed by J Nourse, 1770. 8vo. 172pp, folding plates, text tables. Bound with: Dialling; or, the art of drawing dials on all sorts of planes whatsoever. In three parts ... N.P., N.D. [1770?]. 8vo. 164pp, folding plates, text tables. Contemporary full red calf gilt, raised bands, decorated compartments, olive calf gilt label to each volume. Dialling lacks plate 14; one spine label incomplete; extremes rubbed; ink inscription to both front boards; occasional spotting and browning throughout. * The preliminaries of the the first work are bound at the beginning of the Geography volume with the remainder and majority of the text following the Doctrine of Proportion in the volume labelled Geometry. All works are first editions.

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        Der einzig mögliche Beweisgrund zu einer Demonstration des Daseyns Gottes.

      Königsberg, Johann Jakob Kanter, 1763. 8vo. Contemporary half calf with five raised bands to richly gilt spine. Gilt leather labels to spine. Corners bumped, capitals with wear. An ink-stain to free end-papers and to top blank margin of first leaves. Last two leaves with some ink-staining and soiling. Last leaf repaired at upper blank margin, not touching text. Second-last leaf with a small marginal repair to upper coner, far from touching text, and a repaired tear through the middle, no loss. Old owner's name to front free end-paper: Frida, 1876. "Frida" also blindstamped to title-page. Large woodcut allegorical title-vignette, and large woodcut vignette at beginning of preface and text. 14, (2), 205, (1, - errata) pp.. The scarce first edition of the groundbreaking work that is responsible for establishing Kant's reputation as a major philosopher. It is here, in this early work, that Kant for the First time presents his seminal Transcendental Argument for the Existence of God (TAG) and provides his groundbreaking criticisms of other arguments for the existence of God, criticisms that are now generally perceived as the final cause of the end of Metaphysics, undercutting all previous modes of rational proof as they do. "Kant's criticisms of the arguments for the existence of God typically used in rationalist metaphysics remain among the most influential elements of his heritage. This influence extends not merely to later discussions of these arguments in philosophy of religion but also enters into views of the history of philosophy that see these criticisms as an important marker of "the end of metaphysics." Kant's criticisms are frequently aligned with other arguments against the possibility of articulating a valid theoretical proof for the existence of God-e.g., those that issue from skeptical positions such as David Hume's." (SEP). Questioning both the ontological argument for God and the argument from design, Kant here argues that the internal possibility of all things necessarily presupposes some existence. This necessary thing must have all the characteristics that we ascribe to God. Thus, God necessarily exists. Furthermore, Kant also establishes the necessity of an absolutely necessary being, thus providing a priori as well as a posteriori steps in his argument. Matter itself, he claims, contains the principles that cause an ordered universe, leading us to the concept of God as a Supreme Being, which includes all that is possible or real. The work is only preceeded by two book-length publications, smaller articles, and two publications of 35 and 40 pages respectively. A second edition appeared in 1770, without the preface, and was reissued in 1783. These early editions are all scarce. Warda 23

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        "euclide in campagna, o sia geometria ridotta all'atto pratico, con la quale s'insegna a misurare qualunque terreno, tanto in piano, quanto in colline, e monti; dichiarandosi divere regioni attinenti alli rispettivi confini, e coerenze de' luoghi.. " in milano, nella stamperia di pietro agnelli, 1763.

      Cm. 25,5, pp. (16), 424, cartonatura coeva alla rustica. Centinaia fra tabelle, figure geometriche e vignette xilografiche intercalate nel testo raffiguranti, tra l'altro, mappe, boschi, alberi, case, fiumi, strumenti di misurazione, chiese e campanili, botti da vino, fieno e legna; una tav. ripiegata fra le pp. 38-39. Fresco e bellissimo esemplare. Prima edizione di importante trattato di agrimensura dedicato alla misurazione dei terreni, dei fiumi, dei confini, dei vasi vinari, del legname, dei mucchi di grano, alle tecniche per la corretta conservazione del fieno, etc. ""Di cose rusticali e camperecce da me si discorre"", si schermisce l'autore nella dedicatoria, senza voler essere annoverato tra i dotti con i loro ""Scientifichi parti"". Tommaso Guerrino (Milano, 1733-ivi, 1778) fu associato all'Accademia delle Belle Arti di Milano e fu autore di varie altre opere di geometria pratica e di astronomia. Riccardi, II, 639, n. 3: ""Opera di molta utilità ai pratici agrimensori"". Comolli, Bibl. Architettonica, III, p. 48.

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        Den danske Atlas, Eller Kongeriget Dannemark, Med dets Naturlige Egenskaber, Elementer, Indbyggeres, Væxter, Dyr og andre Affødninger, dets gamle Tildragelser og nærværende Omstændigheder i alle Provintser, Stæder, Kirker, Slotte og Herre=Gaarde. Forestillet ved en udførlig Lands=Beskrivelse, saa og oplyst med dertil forfærdigede Land=Kort over enhver Provintz...Tomus I-VII (alt).

      Kbhvn., 1763-81. 4to. Indbundet i 9 samtidige helldrbd., hvoraf de 7 er i pragtfulde spejlbind med rig rygforgyldning. Stort eksemplar på skrivepapir (undtagen bd. 7 som kom senere, og som er på trykpapir). Bd. 2 og 7 afvigende i indbindingen. Med alle 296 kobberstukne prospekter, plancher, grundtegninger og kort samt det store Generalkort over Danmark, som ikke findes i alle eksemplarer. Enkelte kort repareret i foldningen, kun enkelte brunpletter (i bd. 2), ellers frisk og ren.. Originaludgaven af Danmarks topografiske hovedværk

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        Osservazioni teorico-pratiche sopra il giuoco degli scacchi, ossia il giuoco degli scacchi esposto nel suo miglior lume da giambattista lolli modenese. opera novissima contenente le leggi fondamentali: i precetti piu' purgati le migliori aperture: le piu' 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 arrichito (oltre un indice copioso ed esatto) di moltissimi avvertimenti, e dichiarazioni valevoli ad istruir pienamente chiunche desideri d'apprendere con fondamento le regole, gli artifizj, e le finezze di questo nobil giuoco'. stamp. di s. tommaso d'aquino. bologna. 1763.

      In-folio antico, cm. 32x22, legatura rifatta con antico foglio di pergamena manoscritta, pp. n.n. 4, n. 632. Alcune fioriture sparse, per il resto esemplare in barbe.Giambattista Lolli (Nonantola 1698 - Modena 4 giugno 1769), uno fra i giocatori e teorici più importanti del suo tempo, pubblicò a Bologna nel 1763, presso la stamperia di S. Tommaso d'Aquino, questo voluminoso trattato dal titolo: 'Osservazioni teorico-pratiche sopra il giuoco degli scacchi'. L'opera del Lolli ebbe nell'ottocento grandissima rinomanza sia in Italia che in Europa tanto da divenire uno dei classici scacchistici per antonomasia.

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        Selectarum Stirpium Americanorum Historia, in qua ad Linnæanum Systema determinatæ descriptæque sistuntur Plantæ illæ, quas in Insulis Martinica, Jamaica, Dominigo, aliisque, et in Vicinæ continentis Parte, observavit rariores; adjectis Iconibus in solo natali delineatis.

      Vindobonæ (Wien), Ex Officina Krausiana, 1763. Folio. Bound in one fine cont. full mottled calf, spine divided in 7 compartments by 6 raised bands. Gilt title in leather. Compartments richly gilt. Spine ends professionally restored. Professionally re-backed preserving the entire back. Internally fine, only a few scattered brownspots. A frontispiece is mentioned by Sabin, but not by Nissen, Pritzel, Graesse and Brunet, and it is not present here. Large engraved title-vignette and 2 engraved vignettes in the text. (8),VIII,(5),284 pp. + Indexes and Explicatio Tabularum (14) pp. and 184 fine engraved plates in original hand-colouring. (Plates signed: jacquin del.) Plates are numbered I-CLXXXIII (183), No. 37 double numb. as listed in the Index, 6 plates are folded in double folio, all.. Extremely scarce first edition of Jacquin's first major work. According to Graesse, Pritzel and Sabin only 3 copies with the plates hand-coloured were produced (Pritzel: "Hujus libri tria tantum sunt exemplaria tabulis coloratis, omnia Vienna." - Graesse: "Il existe 3 ex. avec Fig. col." - Sabin: "Copies with coloured plates are very scarce..." and then citing Graesse). The work is one of the absolutely first detailed accounts of American Botany, describing ab. 60 new West Indian species. The work constitutes the results of Jacquin's travels to the West Indies and South America, initiated by Francis I for the purpose of enlarging the imperial natural history collections. The visit took place during the years 1754-59.As a botanist Jacquin was the most important of the younger contemporaries of Linnaeus, and he was the first writer in Germany to utilize to any large extent Linnaeus' system of binary nomenclature, and his descriptions are still valid today as the first extensive modern taxation of American plants. The work should not be confused with the later work of Jacquin (1780) with the same title as this has "Adjectis Iconibus ad Authoris Archetypa pictis." and contains 264 hand-drawn water-colour illustrations and is only issued in 12-18 copies. The present work is the first, the plates are engraved and only a few copies are hand-coloured, drawn by Jacquin himself and engraved under his direction. (See Sitwell p. 105).Graesse III: 444. - Nissen ZBI: 979. - Brunet p. 489. - Sabin No 35521. - Pritzel No 4362. (Sabin states 184 plates, which is correct, the other bibliographers only 183, and all collations from the above bibliographies are incorrect)

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        Opuscula miscellanea. Quorum non pauca nunc primum prodeunt, tres partes divisa. In hac prima editone Napolitana adduntur epistolae anatomicae duae.

      4 n.n. Bl., 226 (recte 228) S., VI, 133 S.; 156 S., XIV, 191 S. Mit einem gestochenen gefalteten Porträt als Frontispiz. Halbpergamentbände der Zeit. 4 Teile in 2 Bänden. Blake 312. - Wellcome IV, 178. - Waller 6680. - Erste Ausgabe. Erschien gleichzeitig in Venedig in Folio. Die Übernahme des Titels der Ausgabe von Venedig mit der Bemerkung "tres in partes divisa" lässt vermuten, dass es sich bei der vorliegenden Ausgabe um einen Nachdruck handelt, sind hier doch die Texte Morgagnis auf vier Teile verteilt. Das vorliegende Werk umfasst verschiedene kleinere Schriften die vorher nicht gedruckt erschienen waren. Über Gallensteine, Themen der forensischen Medizin, Briefe an Lancisi, eine Abhandlung über den Tod Kleopatras sowie die Bibliographie seines Lehrers Vallsalva. Das schöne Porträt zeigt Morgagni als 80-jährigen. - Titel stockfleckig, sonst nur vereinzelte kleine Flecken. Einbandrücken beschabt.

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      1763. Very Good. KNOOP, Johann Hermann. FRUCTOLOGIA, OF BESCHRYVING DER VRUGTBOMEN EN VRUGTEN DIE MEN IN DE HOVEN PLANT EN ONDERHOUD: Waar by derzelver differente Benamingen, Groey-plaatzen, Voortteeling, Cultuur, en Huishoudelyk Gebruik, als mede het Confyten en meer andere Toebereidingen der Vrugten, enz., nauwkeurig aangewezen worden... Leeuwarden: Gedrukt by Abraham Ferwerda en Gerrit Tresling, boekverkopers, 1763. First edition, with unfolded plates. 19 hand-colored engraved plates of fruits and berries numbered I - XIX. The title is printed within a red border. Folio. *2,A-Kk2. 37 x 26 cm. [4],132 pp. Page 36 is misnumbered 43. In a later (perhaps early twentieth-century) binding of green cloth-backed marbled boards which is worn at the crown. The bookblock is split immediately after the title-page and is starting in a couple of other places; and the first five plates are sprung and laid-in at the appropriate places. The color has been applied heavily to some plates. Text leaves and plates are clean and very good overall, showing only some occasional light toning or light foxing. But, because of the split bookblock, it is offered as is. Johann Hermann Knoop (1700-1769) was a teacher in mathematics and head gardener to the Dowager Princess of Orange at Marienburg, near Leeuwarden. (Brunet 3.861; Johnston, Cleveland...Collections 465).

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