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        The ART Of COOKERY, Made Plain and Easy; Which Far Exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet Published. .... To Which are Added, By Way of Appendix, One Hundred and Fifty New and Useful Receipts, And a Copius Index

      London:: Printed for A. Millar [et al],. 1763.. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5". 8th edition (Axford, p. 17n, Cagle701, Oxford, p. 77n, Wheaton & Kelly 2409). vi, [24], 384, [24] pp.. Period full brown sheep binding. Chemised, and housed in a custom quarter leather slipcase.. Binding well worn, with front board professionally, and. unobtrusively, reattached. Aging & foxing to text paper. Prior. owner signatures [Holyoke to t.p. top margin, dated 1764]. Extensive. prior owner annotations, primarily additional recipes [Ginger Cake,. Flummery, 'A Brown Fricasie', etc] to eps. A Good copy in a Fine. slipcase.. 8th editition of this most famous 18th C. cookbook, originally published in 1747. . Head- tailpieces. Glasse facsimile signature p. 1.

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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. . Catalogs: sports & pastimes: cookery & gastronomy.

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        Carte de L'Isle de Sainte Lucie

      Paris: J.N. Bellin, 1763. Copper-engraved map, in excellent condition, stamped on upper-center with the stamp of the French royal maritime printing office: "De l'Imp. de Dep. de la Mar. à Versail". 24 1/8 x 32 1/2 inches. A very elegant and detailed map of St. Lucia by one of the greatest French cartographers This very fine map of St. Lucia surrounds the island in seas traversed by rhumb lines. The rugged topography of this, one of the most scenic islands of the Caribbean, is captured in great detail. Oriented with the east towards the top of the map, the island features two broad ranges of mountains, which were formed by extreme tectonic activity. In the centre of the island is a plain that features a road, "Chemin de la Longue Chasse ou de la Soufriere" that runs the length of the island. In the lower left of the map is the "Pointe du Gros Piton", the distinctive mountain formation that cascades into the sea, and that is today St. Lucia's most celebrated site. The various aspects of the coast are labelled in great detail, and many places near the sea are dotted with the cultivated fields of sugarcane and banana plantations. Three cartographic insets adorn the upper portions of the map, each depicting one of the island's best harbours. Intended for practical use by mariners, each harbour is heavily detailed with depth soundings and notations of hazards. The insets are "Plan du Port du Carenage" (site of St. Lucia's modern capital of Castries), "Plan du Cul de Sac Des Roseaux" and "Mouilliages du Grande Islet et du Choc". The map is embellished with a very fine title cartouche, bordered by transitional Rococo and Neoclassical motifs, and surmounted by the French royal arms. St. Lucia was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1500, and named for St. Lucy of Syracuse. The French assumed auspices over the island in 1660, having signed a treaty with the indigenous Carib tribe. Over the next century and a half, the island went back and forth fourteen times between French and British sovereignty before the British assumed an enduring hegemony in 1814. The island became an independent member of the Commonwealth in 1979. This map was part of the l'Hydrographie Française, a great sea atlas, published by Bellin in two volumes from 1755 to 1766. This was one of the finest works of the prolific Bellin, the "Hydrographer to the King", who was so highly regarded that the British (who were almost always at war with France) made him a member of their Royal Society. Map Collector's Circle 81, (St. Lucia) 6-9, pl.1

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        A COMPLEAT HISTORY OF THE LATE WAR; OR ANNUAL REGISTER OF IT'S [sic] RISE, PROGRESS, AND EVENTS IN EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AND AMERICA. AND EXHIBITING THE STATE OF THE BELLIGERENT POWERS AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR

      Dublin. 1763.. [16],559pp. plus ten portraits, one folding view, and five folding maps. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt leather label. Extremities rubbed. Minor scattered foxing and soiling. Very good. An interesting work, first published in Dublin, comprised of selections from the ANNUAL REGISTER from 1758 to 1763, this work provides an excellent contemporary account of the military events of the French and Indian War, especially the Siege of Quebec. This work is sometimes ascribed to Edmund Burke, as he was editor of the ANNUAL REGISTER during the period covered. The attribution to John Wright stems from the London 1765 edition which gives that name, possibly a pseudonym for Burke as author. With a large folding map of the British and French territories in North America, a folding view of Montreal, a plan of Louisbourg, and several engraved portraits, subjects of which include Admiral Boscawen, Gen. James Wolfe, George III, Prince Ferdinand, and Frederick III. HOWES W698, "aa." SABIN 105605 (another ed).

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        The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688

      ONT> ONT>, 1763 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 by David Hume. In eight volumes complete. A new edition, corrected. The History of England (1754 - 62) is David Hume's great work on England's history which was written in instalments while he was serving as librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. His History became a best-seller, finally giving him the financial independence he had long sought. Both the British Library and the Cambridge University Library still list him as David Hume, the historian. More a category of books than a single work, Hume's History spanned from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688 and went through over 100 editions. Many considered it the standard history of England until Thomas Macaulay's The History of England from the Accession of James the Second. David Hume (1711 - 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist. With bookplates from various members of the Oates family to front of each volume and previous owner's ink inscriptions to front free endpapers. Condition: Incontemporary calf bindings. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and the oddvery slight mark to boards. Four joint starting very slightly, three hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with occasional slight foxing and spotting and the odd slight handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Opera quae exstant omnia. Et Ejus Nomine Circumferuntur : ad Manuscriptos codices, nec-non ad superiores Editiones castigata, Dissertationibus & Notis illustrata, cum nova interpretatione & copios is indicibus, cura [et] studio Domini Antonii-Augustini Touttée. (Maurina-Ausgabe)

      Venedig, Sanson 1763. 40 cm. (4), 14, (134), 469 (irrig 473), (3) Seiten mit gestochener Titelvignette, 2 Textkupfern und 1 Kupfertafel. Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - Ebert I, 495 - Graesse II, 317 - Hoffmann, Griechen I, 495 - Brunet vergleiche II, 463 - Venediger Neudruck der Ausgabe Paris 1720. Cyrillus' 23 "Katechesen" sind für die Kenntnis der dogmatischen Anschauungen und liturgischen Gebräuche seiner Zeit von großem Wert. Griechisch-lateinischer Paralleltext mit umfangreichen Anmerkungen. Deckel und Vorsatz gering fleckig, Fehlstelle im Vortitel unterlegt - Sprache / Language: Griechisch / Greek -

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        State Letters

      Oxford 1763 - The State Letters of Henry Earl of Clarendon Lord Lieutenant of Ireland during the Reign of K. James the Second and His Lordship's Diary for the years 1687, 1688, 1689, 1nd 1690. From the Originals in the Possession of Richard Powney, Esq. With an Appendix from Archbishop Sancroft's Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1763. J. Stephens, etc. First edition, two Volumes, 4º (274 x 205 mm.), pp. xxxvi, 476; 337, [20 - index]. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt roll border with corner motifs, board edges with gilt rolls, rebacked in plain calf, raised bands ruled in blind, original ornate red morocco lettering-pieces preserved, marbled edges and endpapers, corners and inner hinges neatly repaired. Bookplates of John Wilder. Internally fine and clean, an excellent set. Henry (1638-1709) was the eldest son of Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon, author of The History of the Rebellion. He divided his time between state and personal affairs. He was twice impisoned in the Tower.

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        L'Ecole des Armes. Avec l'explication génèrale des principales attitudes et positions concernant l'Escrime. -

      London, Dodsley, 1763.In-folio oblungo. Buona legatura moderna in mezza pelle verde con angoli. 47 bellissime tavole f.t. inc. in rame. (60) ff.; margine superiore bianco di un foglio di testo ed angolo dell'ultimo foglio (errata) riparati, una tavola posposta, e lieve uniforme ingiallitura della carta; buon esemplare marginoso con nitide tirature delle incisioni. Rara prima edizione di questa celebre e magnifica opera di scherma. L'autore, nato a Livorno nel 1716, visse prima in Francia dove fu reputato il più forte tiratore ed il miglior teorico dell'epoca e nel 1755 venne chiamato alla Corte di Londra. Nella stessa città aprì una famosa sala d'armi. Lipperheide 2974. Gelli 21: «questa importantissima e splendida pubblicazione, nella quale le stampe sono considerate tanti piccoli capolavori per l'esecuzione e per l'eleganza». First edition of this superb work by the greatest fencing master of the 18th century; in 1755 Angelo moved to London and opened a famous School of arms in Soho where he taught to members of the Royal family and the aristocracy. With 47 beautiful engr. plates. Repair to upper blank margin of one text leaf and to outer corner of errata, light uniform toning of the paper, and one plate misbound; overall a good large copy with neat impressions of the plates, nicely bound in modern half green calf, gilt spine.

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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 wissenschaftlich 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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        The Medical Museum:.. (vol 1 only of 3)

      London, 1763 Or, A Repository of Cases, Experiments, Researches, and Discoveries, Collected at Home and Abroad. In Anatomy, Medicine, Pharmacy, Botany, Chemistry, Surgery, Physiology etc. In full brown boxed leather, decorative blind tooling, some leather loss, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine has been relaid, keeping most of the old, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, title in gilt to maroon leather label. Internally, ink name to ffep, frontis, ink name (Adam Hicks) to title page, [9], (ii-x), [1], 12-612 pp, [4], frontis + 8 plates, printed by W Richardson and S Clark, occasional worm mark, never detracting. Frontis plate is of Apollo delivering Aesculapius to Charon for his education. Introduction describes the original publication as -Monthly-. A genuine rarity. None at auction since before 76. (see ESTC P5999. Crane & Kaye 438. OCLC 536093013. COPAC)

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        Osservazioni teorico-pratiche sopra il giuoco degli scacchi. Ossia il giuoco degli scacchi esposto nel suo miglior lume... -

      Bologna, Stamp. di S. Tom. d'Aquino, 1763.In-folio picc. Legatura coeva in pelle maculata; lievi abrasioni e piccolo restauro ad una ceniera. (4), 632 pp.; leggere ingialliture sparse; buon esemplare conservato in una solida scatola a scrigno in tela grezza. Prima edizione dell'importante ed apprezzato trattato. E' una sorta di ampliamento ed integrazione della nota opera del 1750 di Ercole del Rio (l?anonimo modenese), molto amico del Lolli ed uno dei suoi avversari preferiti. Oettinger 28. Van d. Linde I, 372. Choix 319 & 2600. Chicco-Sanvito 489. First edition of this learned treatise, which greatly extends the work by the author's friend and chess opponent Del Rio, published in 1750. Contemp. mottled calf, slightly rubbed and foot of front joint neatly repaired; some light foxing throughout but overall a good copy preserved in a cloth folder.

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        Poetique Françoise.

      A Paris, Chez Lesclapart, 1763. 1763 2 tomi in 3 voll. in-8° (200x128mm), pp. (6), 436, (4) di indice ed errata, (2) bianche; (6), 326, (2); (6), 327-555 [paginazione continua], (7) di indici, approvazioni ed errata, (2) bianche. Bella legatura coeva alle armi in pieno vitello marmorizzato con filettatura a freddo lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Le armi nobiliari, impresse al centro di entrambi i piatti, raffigurano una sfinge sormontata da una stella entro corona comitale (le armi della legatura possono essere ascritte a un membro dei de Savalette de Magnanville, di Buchelay, nelll'Île-de-France, il cui blasone era appunto una sfinge sormontata da una stella dorata). Dorsi lisci con titolo e tomaison in oro entro duplice tassello rosso, ricchi decori floreali e vegetali e filetti in oro. Tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Ai frontespizi, vignette incise su rame da Prevost da invenzione di Cochin colorate all'epoca all'acquerello. Fregi tipografici incisi su rame ad arabesco. Piccoli restauri ai dorsi. Qualche brunitura usuale. Duplice ex-libris, uno dei quali di Maurice Clouard, noto bibliografo e studioso di De Musset. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione del celebre trattato di poetica di Marmontel, palesemente influenzato da quello precedente di Voltaire e tipico frutto dell'estetica dell'Illuminismo. Come riassume Carlo Cordié in Diz. Bompiani d. Opere, V, p. 714: "L'autore dichiara di voler usare la "libertà del suo secolo" applicando alle lettere il metodo che Bacone e Cartesio hanno applicato alla filosofia: la ragione, il sentimento, la natura sono le sue grandi autorità". Marmontel (Bort, 1723-Ablonville, 1799), protetto da Voltaire e dalla Pompadour in gioventù, fu poeta, tragediografo, narratore, autore di libretti per musica per Grétry e per Piccinni, del quale fu sostenitore nel corso della sua polemica con Gluck. Dopo una breve prigionia alla Bastiglia in seguito ad una sua satira contro il duca di Aumont (detenzione che non fece che accrescere la sua reputazione), entrò all'Accademia di Francia, della quale, 20 anni dopo, morto D'Alembert, divenne Segretario Perpetuo. Collaboratore tra i più assidui dell'"Encyclopédie", fu dal 1771 storiografo di Francia. Nel 1791 apparvero i "Mémoires d'un père pour servir à l'instruction de ses enfants", che contengono "in nuce" le sue idee politiche di uomo nemico dei privilegi aristocratici dell'Ancien Régime così come della piega sanguinosa che la Rivoluzione aveva assunto con il Terrore. Il suo capolavoro sono forse i "Contes Moraux", fortunato esempio di narrativa moraleggiante che influenzò la similare produzione di Genlis, del Soave, dello Schmidt. Conlon, 63:1086. Tchémerzine, VII, 453.

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        RACCOLTA DI COMPONIMENTI DE' SIGNORI ACCADEMICI ERRANTI per la partenza di Sua Eccellenza il Signor Marin Zorzi Capitanio di Brescia

      dalle stampe di Giammaria Rizzardi 1763 In 8, pp. XLVIII con  8 tra testatine e finalini inc. all'acquaf. ad opera di Domenico Cagnoni. Vignetta al f. raffigurante la Città di Brescia. Alla sguardia ant. elenco ms. ottocentesco riportante gli autori dei sonetti contenuti. Cart. coeva in bella carta 'gauffrata'. Segni d'uso al d. Elegante pubblicazione di gusto veneziano che raccoglie i componimenti d'occasione di molti bresciani quali: Uggeri, Capriolo, Arici, Longo, Martinengo, Averoldi, Ducco, Ferraroli, Camilla Solar d'Asti Fenaroli, Lodovica Ustiani Fe', Durante Duranti, Lambertenghi Brognoli, Chizzola, Girelli, Rossa, Luzzago, Oldofredi, Pinelli. Edizione pregevole per le belle incisioni del Cagnoni, incisore originario di Verona ed attivo a Milano. Benezit, II, 248.  ITA

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        Missale Romanum ex decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restitutum. S. Pii V. Pontificis Maximi jussu editum, Clementis VIII et Urbani VIII. Auctoritate recognitum?

      apud Franciscum Pitteri 1763 Cm. 33, pp. xxxvi, 460, xcviii (2) + ca. 60 di aggiunte. Testo interamente stampato in rosso e nero, frontespizio con bello stemma centrale e quattro tavole incise fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle con filetti e fregi in oro. Bella sguardie in carta dipinta e fermagli di chiusura metallici intatti. Segnalini in tessuto verde ed uno metallico. Una trascurabile macchietta all'angolo basso delle prime carte, peraltro bell'esemplare, impreziosito da molte pagine di partiture musicali.

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        L' école de la chasse aux chiens courans, précédée d'une Bibliotheque historique & critique des Théreuticographes.

      Rouen, Nicolas & Richard Lallemant, 1763. 2 parts bound in one. 8vo (195 x 120mm). pp. (2), viii, 396, 14 of music, (2, blank); pp. ccxxvi, (2), with 24 wood engraved plates, some folding and some printed on both sides of a leaf. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with red and green labels, some old repair to end of spine, upper hinge a bit weak. First edition. "This instructive book ranks with the classics on hunting..." (Schwerdt). The 'Bibliothèque historique et critique' includes a bibliography on hunting, compiled by the brothers Lallemant, from the antiquities right up into 18th century with hundreds of lengthy commentaries and a register that served as a valuable reference for the hunting bibliographies of the 19th century. Deals with coursing hare, deer, stags, wild boar, foxes, badgers and otters, with illustrations of animals and their tracks, antler etc. The wood engraved plates are beautifully executed. Provenance: Bookplate of 'Bibliotheca Tiliana'. Schwerdt I, 313; Souhart 298; Thiébaud 589.

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        La litotomia delle donne perfezionata.

      Faenza, Presso l'Archi Impressor Camerale, 1763. 1763 In 8°, cm 20,5 x 13,5, pagg. 88, (4), frontespizio in rosso e nero con marca tipografica in xilografia, alcuni capilettera decorati e testalini; con 6 tavole delle quali 2 ripiegate incise su rame da Giuseppe Menabuoni su disegni di Giuseppe Ballanti e Carlo Gregori. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con tassello al dorso, tagli marmorizzati. Opera dedicata al Signor Morand, segretario perpetuo della Reale Accademia Chirurgica di Parigi. Contiene le favorevoli relazioni dell'accademia parigina su questa e un'opera precedente ("Lettera sopra gl'Instrumenti necessarj alla Litotomia nelle Donne e sopra l'Ago Barbeziano", Firenze, 1775). "Dopo aver terminata colle stampe questa mia operetta sopra la Litotomia delle Donne da me perfezionata, il desiderio di giovare, per quanto il permette la mia capacità, agli ammalati di pietra, m'indusse di nuovo a chiedere il parere della Reale Accademia di Parigi, sopra il nuovo Istrumento da me ritrovato per estrarre la pietra dalla vescica senza taglio, il qual parere ho aggiunto alla fine di questo mio libro. (...)". (cfr. inizio dell'opera). Domenico Masotti fu chirurgo di Corte presso il Granducato di Toscana e Lettore di Chirurgia nel Regio Ospedale di S.Maria Nuova in Firenze. Ex libris inciso su rame applicato alla sguardia. Abile riparazione ad una tavola, lievi bruniture diffuse nel testo. Nel complesso buon esemplare. Prima edizione. Opera rara e interessante.

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        Recueil des lettres de Madame la Marquise de Sévigné, a Madame la Comtesse de Grignan, sa fille. Nouvelle Edition augmentée. Tome premier - huitième

      Par la Compagnie des Libraires 1763 Otto volumi in-24° (cm 14,1 x 8), pp. XLVIII, 358, (2); (4), 378, (2); 406, (2); 407, (1); 417, (3); 384, (2); 384; 429, (3), bella legatura coeva in piena pelle marmorizzata, con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso e cornice a secco ai piatti. Tagli e fogli di guardia marmorizzati. Normali segni d'uso e del tempo alla legatura, con alcune leggere abrasioni e qualche piccola menda alle cerniere. Firma d'appartenenza nel bordo superiore dell'occhietto di ciascun volume. Qualche leggero segno d'umido. Di seguito, la descrizione dettagliata dei vari tomi: Tomo I. Nulla di rilevante da segnalare; Tomo II. Piccola macchia nel bordo esterno del foglio che ospita l'occhietio; altra piccola macchia nel margine inferiore delle pagine dalla 355 alla 368; al foglio che ospita le pagine 113-114, mancanza dell'angolo inferiore esterno, lontano dal testo, reintegrata; al foglio con le pagine 245-246, piccolo foro nel testo, con perdita di otto lettere ben reintegrate da intervento di restauro; Tomo III. Piccolo alone color marrone chiaro nell'angolo inferiore esterno delle pagine 240-240, alone che nelle pagine 243-250 assume le caratteristiche di una macchilina limitata al bordo, lontano dal testo; Tomo IV. Piccolo foro di tarlo nel margine interno delle pagine fino alla 40; il fascicolo Q risulta anteposto al fascicolo P; al foglio con le pagine 311-312, piccola mancanza, che non riguarda il testo, nel bordo inferiore, ben reintegrata; al foglio che ospita le pagine 347-348, all'altezza dell'angolo superiore esterno, piccolissimo foro, ben riparato; Tomo V. Minuscoli puntini bianchi al piatto anteriore; Tomo VI. Cinque piccole, leggere macchie, color marrone, a pagina 8; Tomo VII. Leggero alone d'umido, più visibile alle prime e alle ultime pagine. Tomo VIII. Minuscoli puntini bianchi al piatto anteriore e una mancanza nella parte inferiore della cerniera posteriore. Normale patina del tempo alle pagine dei volumi, per il resto esemplare ben conservato. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, detta Marchesa di Sévigné (1626-1696), scrittrice francese, nacque a Parigi da antica famiglia borgognona. Rimasta orfana in tenera età, fu lo zio, Christophe de Coulanges, suo tutore, a procurarle una buona educazione. Nel 1644 sposò Henri, marchese de Sévigné, nobile bretone benestante: dal matrimonio nacquero due figli, Françoise Marguerite, nel 1646, e Charles, nel 1648. Nel 1651, Henri de Sévigné venne ferito a morte durante un duello. Rimasta vedova, Marie non si risposò più. Si stabilì a Parigi, dove prese a frequentare i salotti dell'aristocrazia. La figlia Françoise si sposò nel 1669 con François d'Adhémar, conte di Grignan, cittadina della regione provenzale. Pur preferendo vivere a Parigi, la coppia dovette risiedere a Grignan, poiché il conte era stato nominato governatore di Provenza. Marie, molto legata alla primogenita, intrattenne con lei una fitta corrispondenza. Dal 1673, queste lettere, copiate e diffuse non si sa bene da chi, cominciarono a circolare pubblicamente, riscuotendo l'approvazione di numerosi lettori per la loro piacevolezza, per la varietà degli argomenti trattati, con competenza e padronanza, per le notizie mondane e le battute di spirito in esse contenute. Madame de Sévigné non si oppose a questa circolazione, affermando che quelle missive, in sostanza, erano dei documenti pubblici. Nel 1676 si ammalò seriamente e deise di curarsi a Vichy: le sue lettere da quella cittadina sono tra le sue migliori per la vivacità con cui tratteggia la vita quotidiana del suo tempo. Nel 1696, assistendo la figlia indisposta a Grignan, contrasse una malattia, forse una polmonite, che la condusse a morte.

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        Traité des Renoncules, qui contient, outre ce qui regarde ces fleurs, beaucoup d'observations, physiques & de remarques utiles, soit pour l'agriculture, soit pour le Jardinage. Troisième édition.

      Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1763. Small-8vo. pp. (6), 342, with 6 folded engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spine, with red gilt lettered label (foot of spine slightly rubbed). Third and last edition of a popular work which was also translated into German. "Jean Paul Rome d' Ardène retired, about 1750, from his duties as 'supérieur' of the college at Marseilles to the Château d' Ardène, diocese of Sisteron, where he created a botanical garden and gave himself to the study of flowers" Hunt 526). A fine copy.

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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. Tradotto dall?inglese e arricchito di aggiunte, note, carte, e rami. Volume primo [-terzo].

      Per Marco Coltellini all?insegna della Verita, In Livorno. MDCCLXIII [1763]. 3 v. (xiij, [1], 216, [2] p., [31] c. di tav.; 256, [2] p., [23] c. di tav.; 253, [3] p., [24] c. di tav.), 4° (33 cm), perg. con tasselli con titoli in oro, tagli spruzzati. Con antiporta che raffigura Colombo che incontra i nativi e 77 tavole fuori testo, di cui 25 ripiegate. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Esemplare in bella legatura coeva in piena pergamena con tasselli in pelle con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Esemplare fresco con buon margine completo in tutte le sue parti compreso l?elenco delle tavole, talvolta mancante. 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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        Justi Henningii Boehmeri ... Introductio in jus publicum universale ex genuinis juris naturae principiis deductum, et in usum juris publici particularis?

      sumptibus Jo. Baptistae Pantaglioni Veneti bibliopolae 1763 quarumcumque rerum-publicarum adornatum adjecto indice duplici. Accedunt praefatio, & notae nonnullae quibus orthodoxa fides vindicatur - in 8° - pp.8nn +316 - Pergamena - Testatine, capilettera e finalini xilografici - Testo in latino - Ottimo stato di conservazione - Leggera macchia d'umidità alle prime carte

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        LA SECCHIA RAPITA Poema eroicomico di Alessandro Tassoni, Colle Dichiarazioni di Gaspare Salviani romano, E le Annotazioni del Dottor Pellegrino Rossi modenese, Rivedute e ampliate. Venezia 1763 presso Giuseppe Bettinelli.

      Buona ril. in piena pergamena recente con lacci, cm 19x13, pp 16 n.n., XXXVIII, 488, ampi margini. Buon esemplare.

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        Zoophylacii Gronoviani Fasciculus Primus exhibens Animalia Quadrupeda, Amphibia atque Pisces, quae in Museo suo adservat... [Together with:] Zoophylacii Gronoviani Fasciculus Secundus exhibens enumerationem Insectorum quae in Museo suo adservat....

      Lugduni Batavorum, sumptibus auctoris, 1763-1764. 2 parts bound in one. Folio (418 x 264mm). pp. (4), 1-136, (4), with 14 engraved plates of fishes; pp. 137-236, with 3 engraved plates of insects and 1 plate of crustacea. Recent full calf, spine with red gilt lettered label. Without the third part containing the mollusca and zoophytes. This part was published posthumously in 1781 by F.C. Meuschen and is frequently missing. The work is a descriptive catalogue of the specimens in Gronovius private museum. "It is clear that the work is intended to make a contribution towards an improved systematic arrangement, as is suggested by the word 'Zoophylacium', which may be translated 'System of Nature'. Many new generic names are introduced with careful diagnoses, but the specific diagnoses are descriptive only and the species are indicated by numbers, with bibliographic references to contemporary authors such as Linnaeus, Seba, Poda, etc... The first part of the book, dated 1763, containing the mammals, reptiles, and fishes, is dedicated to Peter Collinson, an Englishman, who was a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, The second part, dated 1764, contains the insects, with the Crustacea included as 'Insecta Aptera'. It fails to show the keen analysis of characters which is so evident in the first part, and I should guess that Gronov was much less interested in insects than he was with mammals and fishes. Nevertheless he had a notable collection, and he needed about 45 pages to describe his Coleoptera and 25 pages for the Lepidoptera "(L.G. Higgens. The 'Zoophylacium...', published in Journ. Soc. Bibl. Nat. Hist. II, 6). Some old marginal annotations in a neat handwriting. Nissen ZBI, 1727.

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        La frusta letteraria..

      Rovereto, 1763-1764. 1763 In 4° piccolo ( 17,5 X 24,5), pag. IV-380. Parte prima (1763) e seconda (1764). Legatura in mezza pelle con titoli ed ornamenti in oro al dorso. testo su due colonne copia in barbe.Prima edizione originale. Ottimo stato.

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments newly translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his Majesty's special command.

      London: Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty; and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett, M.DCC.LXIII. [ 1763 ] .. A complete Prayer Book; Bible; Index; and Concordance, with 51 pages of engravings. Thick 4to. 10.50" x 8.50" x 3.75". Contemporary crimson morocco with dulled gilt border and central black morocco inlay, with dulled gilt initials "IHS", surrounded by angels and sunburst. Professionally rebacked with 6 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and original black leather title label (cracked and chipped). Original marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontis of King George II. by "J. Mynde"; facing an engraved title page (by I Sturt) for; "The Book Of Common Prayer... Printed and Sold by Richard Ware..." ; followed by a printed title page for "The Book of Common Prayer... Mark Baskett...and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett, 1763." The prayer book is complete and followed by the bible with 3 separate title pages! The first is signed by "I. Sturt" and states Printed and Sold by Richard Ware. The second engraved title reads: "The Historical Part of the Holy Bible Or, The Old and New Testament Exactly and Compleatly Describ'd in above Two Hundred Historys Curiously Engrav'd by J. Cole From Designs of ye best Masters. Sold by Richard ware..."; The printed title reads as above: The Holy Bible... Mark Baskett... and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett, 1763." Clear English text throughout. Each engraved leaf is lightly foxed and consists of 4 small engravings printed on one side only. The New Testament title page is dated 1762. "An Index t the Holy Bible...." is bound after Revelation, followed by; "A Brief Concordance... by John Downame...Printed for C. and R. Ware...1762." Pages lightly toned with foxing to the first few leaves and also the last few leaves. Referenced by Herbert 1147 .

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        The ART Of COOKERY, Made Plain and Easy; Which Far Exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet Published. .... To Which are Added, By Way of Appendix, One Hundred and Fifty New and Useful Receipts, And a Copius Index

      London:: Printed for A. Millar [et al],. 1763.. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5". 8th edition (Axford, p. 17n, Cagle701, Oxford, p. 77n, Wheaton & Kelly 2409). vi, [24], 384, [24] pp.. Period full brown sheep binding. Chemised, and housed in a custom quarter leather slipcase.. Binding well worn, with front board professionally, and. unobtrusively, reattached. Aging & foxing to text paper. Prior. owner signatures [Holyoke to t.p. top margin, dated 1764]. Extensive. prior owner annotations, primarily additional recipes [Ginger Cake,. Flummery, 'A Brown Fricasie', etc] to eps. A Good copy in a Fine. slipcase.. 8th editition of this most famous 18th C. cookbook, originally published in 1747. . Head- tailpieces. Glasse facsimile signature p. 1.

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        Emilius; Or, An Essay On Education.: Two volumes

      London, J. Nourse and P. Vaillant, 1763. First English Language Edition. Translated from the French by Mr. Nugent. Bound in contemporary full-calf with the title stamped in gilt on the spine. First English language edition. Six engraved plates. Both half-titles present. Hinges attached by cords but little else. Rubbing and chipping to the head and heel of the spine and at the corners. Internally modestly foxed, otherwise very good. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good

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        Household Furniture in Genteel Taste for the Year 1763, by a Society of Upholsterers, Cabinet-Makers, &c. ... [With:] The IId edition of Household Furniture

      London: Robert Sayer Map & Printseller 1763 London: Robert Sayer Map & Printseller, [1763]. (FURNITURE) First and second edition. 8vo. 120 plates engraved plated of furniture design (100 plates in first edition, 20 plates in second). Reversed calf, blind-tooled. Spine and edges darkened, title pages soiled. Label of T. Batsford & Co. Bookplate of Baron Leverhulme and Blairhame . Chippendale-inspired furniture designs

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        [Bayern] - Abhandlungen der churfürstlich baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.:

      2 Bde. 4°. 2 gestochene Titelvignetten, 1 gestochene Kopfvignette mit 2 Medaillons, 2 gestochene Porträts, 1 gefaltete gestochene Karte, 22 (1 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln, 2 gefaltete Tabellen, (18 Bl.), 282 S., (10 Bl.), 232 S., (4 Bl.) - 221 S., (5 Bl.), 386 S., (5 Bl.) Halbpergamentbände der Zeit mit floralem Buntpapierbezug. Die beiden ersten Jahrgänge der ersten Serie, von der 1763-76 insgesamt 10 Bände erschienen, vollständig und tadellos erhalten. - Kirchner 235. - Enthält Abhandlungen aus den Bereichen Geschichte, Genealogie, Geographie, Mathematik und Chemie: Erster Band: I. Teil: Die historischen AbhandlungenJohann Caspar Lipperts: Nachricht von den ehemaligen gelehrten Gesellschaften in Baiern P. Frobenius Forster: Abhandlung von dem zu Aschaeim in Oberbaiern unter der Regierung Herzogs Tassilons II. im Jahre DCCLXIII gehaltenen Concilio Ritter du Buat: Abhandlung von dem Grafen Luitpold; Ritter du Buat: Abhandlung von dem Leben des Cassiodors Ritter du Buat: Abhandlung von Jornandes und von seinem Buche "de rebus geticis" Ferdinand Sterzinger: Historisch-kritische Untersuchung, ob die Bojer vor Theodorischen dem Koenige der Ost-Gothen, oder unter dessen Regierung geschriebene Gesetze empfangen haben ? Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Von denen Gränzen des Baierischen Nordgaus in dem XIten Jahrhundert Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Von denen Markgrafen aus dem bambergischen Geschlechte Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Entdeckung einer von einer Catharina, Prinzessin von Niederbaiern und Gemahlin Markgrafs Friederichs des Teuten von Meissen G.G. von Plato:Nachricht von einigen Pfenningen mittlerer Zeiten welche den 13. April 1746 unweit dem Kloster Reichenbach gefunden II. Teil: Die philosophischen AbhandlungenJ.H. Lambert: Abhandlung von dem Gebrauche der Mittagslinie beim Land- und Feldmessen Peter von Osterwald: Kurze Einleitung wie die geometrischen Operationen bey Aufhebung geographischer Landkarten vortheilhaft, genau und zuverlässig anzustellen Ildephon Kennedy: Abhandlung von den Moraesten; Vom Torffeuer Carl August Scheidt: Versuch einer praktischen Anleitung Steinkohlenlager in ihren Gebürgen auzusuchen, dieselben zu bearbeiten Jacob Christian Schäfer: Abbildung und Beschreibung zweyer wahren und falschen Versteinerungen Zweiter Band: I. Teil: Die historischen AbhandlungenJohann Caspar Lipperts: Fortsetzung der Nachricht von den ehemaligen gelehrten Gesellschaften in Baiern Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Von denen Markgrafen aus dem vohburgischen Geschlechte Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Versuch in Erläuterungen baierischer Siegel P.I. Ruedoerffers: Zuverläßige Nachricht von den alten Erbhofbeamten des berühmten baierischen Closters Rot am Inn D. von Limbrun: Entdeckung einer römischen Heerstraße bey Laufzorn und Grünewald P.D. Longolius: Nachricht von einer vorgewesenen Heirath Sigmunds mit Margareten. Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Zweyter Versuch über die Gränzen des Baierischen Nordgaus in dem XIten Jahrhundert II. Teil: Die philosophischen AbhandlungenAlbrecht Euler: Beantwortung einiger Arithmetischen Fragen Albrecht Euler: Auflösung der Aufgabe aus der gegebenen Höhe des Kegels die Figur seiner Grundfläche zu finden, so dass der körperliche Inhalt derselben unter allen andern von gleicher Oberfläche die grösste sey. Carl August Scheidt: Versuch einer bergmännischen Erdbeschreibung, worinnen der ganze Erdboden als ein Flösswerk, seine Berge aber nur als Abweichungen von ihrem Ganzen betrachtet werden Carl August Scheidt: Beschreibung eines neu erfundenen Kunst- und Feldgestänges Carl August Scheidt: Beschreibung einer Maschine, womit Marmor und andere Steine zu grossen Gebäuden geschnitten werden können Wolfgang Thomas Rauen: Versuch einer Abhandlung von dem Nutzen und Gebrauche des Kochsalzes Joseph Anton Carl: Abhandlung von dem Gesundbrunnen Heilbrunn in Baiern Joseph Anton Carl: Abhandlung vom Sulzerbrunnen in Oberbaiern Johann Friedrich le Petit: Abhandlung von den Kupfererzen Jacob Christian Schäfer: Erfolg der Versuche die Saamenwolle der Schwarzpappel und des Wollengrases wirtschaftsnützlich zu gebrauchen Friedrich Casimir Medicus: Medicinische Beobachtungen über verschiedene zur Arzneywissenschaften gehörige wichtige Gegenstände 301 Dominicus von Limbrunn: Versuch einer Verbesserung der Landkarten von Baiern P. von Osterwald: Bericht über die vorgenommene Messung einer Grundlinie von München bis Dachau- Exlibris.

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        Flockr.

      I-[III.] Oder Nachlese von alten und neuen, fremden und eigenen, einheimischen und ausländischen, Abhandlungen, Anmerckungen, ungedruckten und seltenen gedruckten Sachen, : Urkunden und Actis publicis, welche das römische- päbstliche- Lehn- Statuten- und Staats-Recht, wie auch die Ansprüche grosser Herren, die Reichs-Cammer-Gerichts-Ordnung und Verfassung, die Geschichte, und gelehrte Wissenschafften betreffen. Bey müszigen Stunden, zum Vergnügen und Nutzen, gesamlet, und zusammen getragen. 1-3. Stockholm, Gedruckt auf dem Brunckeberg [=Frankfurt], 1763-65. 4:o. Samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och röd titeletikett. Ur Chrstian Henr. Braads bibliotek, med hans namnteckning, och ur Ericsbergs, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Warmholtz 207 not. Mycket blandat och intressant innehåll. Tredje flocken innehåller bl.a. Örnhielms text till Sveciaverket, "Descriptio regni Sveciæ eucusque inedita". Ostindiefararen Christopher Henrik Braad (1728-81) var en framstående litterär samlare med ett stort bibliotek i historia och antikviteterna

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        Allerneueste Geheimnisse, und Wahrheiten, von denen Philosophen zu Sans-Souci unpartheiisch beschrieben.

      78 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. Weller, Druckorte I, 98 (ohne Auflösung; datiert 1764, allerdings ist aus dem Text ersichtlich, das das Werk vor dem Ende des Siebenjährigen Krieges publiziert wurde). - Bestandsaufnahme des Sittenverfalls und der Verrohung am preußischen Hof. - Bestoßen, unteres Rückenende wurmspurig. Etwas braun- und fingerfleckig, vereinzelt knittrig.

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        L'AGRICOLTORE SPERIMENTATO OVVERO REGOLE GENERALI? VITI, FAR VINO DI OGNI SORTA.., LA MANIERA DI COLTIVARE I GELSI GLI ULIVI E ALTRI ALBERI.. UN TRATTATO SOPRA I BACHI DA SETA E UN ALTRO SOPRA LE API.." "VENEZIA" "1763" "DORIGONI G.

      DORIGONI G.In 8° pergamena coeva, pp XXIII-526. 6 tavole ft e altre 3 ripiegate. Con quanto ha scritto M.Bidet sopra al colt. delle viti e Fr agostino Mandirola nel Man. dè giardinieri; apresso a cui vi sono le mem.intorno alla Rula dè Meli di Zaccaria Betti." "Itali

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        Carte Hydrographique de la Baye de la Havane

      Paris, 1763 (circa). Engraved chart of the port of Havana with insets of the Morro Fort, the Point Fort and the old castle. Detailed key to the main locations. Cleaned and with slight restoration to bottom margin. 55.5 x 39 cms. One of the earliest large scale detailed maps of Havana. From Bellin's Hydrographie Francaise.

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        Carte de L'Isle de Sainte Lucie.

      Paris, 1763. Large hand coloured engraved map with three inset plans. Very small tear at top along centre fold otherwise fine. 34 x 22" (Tooley 9)

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        DISQUISITIONES PLINIANAE in quibus de utriusque Plinii patria, rebus gestis,scriptis, codicibus, editionibus, atque interpretibus agitur. 2 tomi.

      excudebant Borsii Fratres 1763, 1767 Tomo I.: Auctore Antonio Joseph Comite a Turre Rezzonici patricio, et J. C. C. Novocomense, in Parmensi Legione Tribuno Militum, equite ordinis Sancti Jacobi, Philippi Serenissimi Regiique Hispaniarum Infantis &&& Honorario Cosmeta.1 c. nn. di tav. all'antiporta; pp. XII, 308.Le illustrazioni comprendono:· all'antiporta ritratto in rame del dedicatario Luigi Delfino di Francia, inciso da Gilles Edme Petit su disegno di Maurice Quentin de Latour, stampato a Parigi dalla vedova Chereau· vignetta in rame sul frontespizio· capolettera in rame a p. III e p. 1· vignetta in rame disegnata da Giuseppe Contenti ed incisa da P. Menant a p. 1· bel ritratto di in rame a piena pagina di Plinio eseguito da Pietro Perfetti· piccolo ritratto di in rame di Plinio eseguito da Pietro PerfettiTomo II.: Auctore Antonio Joseph Comite a Turre Rezzonici patricio, J. C. C. et Decurione Novocomense, equite ordinis Sancti Jacobi, Serenissimi Regiique Principis Ferdinandi Hispaniarum Infantis &&& Honorario Cosmeta, Regiae Parmensis Arcis Praefecto.1 c. nn. di tav. all'antiporta; pp. XXII, 432.Le illustrazioni comprendono:· all' antiporta ritratto in rame del dedicatario Ferdinando, duca di Parma, inciso da Francesco Zucchi· capolettera in rame a p. III· vignetta in rame disegnata da Giuseppe Contenti ed incisa da P. Menant a p. 1· illustraz. in rame a p. 189 Contiene lettera dedicatoria dell'autore a Ferdinando, duca di ParmaI 2 volumi di cm. 36,5 x 23,5; legatura posteriore in cartonato muto e mezza pelle con angoli, fregi oro e tasselli al dorso; capolettera xilografici; taglio azzurro su tutti i lati; stampato su bella carta forte.Ex libris ai contropiatti; normali tracce d'uso alle copertine (in particolare angoli un po' ammaccati e spellati); lievi mende alle cuffie; interno ottimamente conservato con ampi margini (piccola gora di umido all'angolo inferiore destro del I vol. non più visibile a partire da p. 93; poche le pagine ingiallite in corrispondenza della stampa). Bella opera ancor oggi fondamentale nel suo genere. Assai raro.

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        The Police of France: or, an account of the Laws and Regulations established in that Kingdom, for the Preservation of Peace, and the Preventing of Robberies.

      [title continues] To which is added, a particular description of the Police and Government of the City of Paris, First Edition, 138pp quarto, a fine copy in recent antique style quarter calf with marbled boards and vellum tips, London, printed by E. Owen and T. Harrison, 1763. * Goldsmiths 9923. Higgs 3023. * * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST. In the eighteenth century the police system of France became an important point of reference for the system in England, then in its infancy. Patrick Colquhoun, the police reformer, noted much in the French system to be admired: it provided "personal security and protection against the depredations of the most depraved part of the community, which Englishmen had never enjoyed." Mildmay was one of the earliest to write seriously on this subject. Though acknowledging something of its effectiveness, he disapproved of the military character of the French police, and particularly of its spy system. In the balance between order and freedom the British emphasis came down rather on the side of freedom. Adam Smith, in lectures on Justice, Police, Revenues and Arms, delivered in 1763 (the same year as Mildmay's book) was critical of the French system concluding "the more police there is the less security." Mildmay's treatise is a work of wider social observation than would perhaps be immediately apparent to a modern reader from its title. Colquhoun was later to write of his proposal for a "Pauper Police", Mildmay, in the Preface, writes "the police in that capital, (i.e. Paris) with regard to the maintenance of their poor." Part IV of the work, provides some history of provision for the poor of Paris, and of the problem of begging in the capital city. It was estimated that in 1640 the number of Strolling beggars about the streets amounted to 40,000. By an edict of 1656 it was ordered that all beggars were to be confined in one hospital where then able were to be employed in "such works and manufactures as should be suitable to their abilities." This great institution was to be supported partly by the fruits of its own labour but mainly by charitable domination, levies, fees, fines etc. Charitable donations for its support were made virtually compulsory. In May 1656 the house was opened, begging was forbidden and the poor were ordered to go there. The result was immediate. The greater part of beggars, unwilling to be confined, preferred to leave Paris, and retire to the places of their birth. Those who could work tried to find work; only the sick and infirm consented to be shut up. Initially the Hospital proved effective in clearing the streets of beggars and "all such night-walkers as impudently swarm in the streets of London." Later in the 1660's a declaration was published ordering that all French towns and cities should copy the example of Paris. By the mid-eighteenth century the problem of beggars had returned. Mildmay notes that various proposals had been printed in England which suggested that the French system by copied. Henry Fielding's 'A proposal for making an effectual provision for the Poor,' 1753, was one example. At the same time, however, the French were wondering if the British system of parochial assessments might not serve better.

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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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        Talmud Bavli :  Im perush Rashi ve-Tosafot u-Fiske Tosafot u-Ferush ha-Mishanyot meha-Rambam /  kefi asher nidpas be-Basilah h" vekha-asher nidpas be-Frankfort de-Mayn u-Frankfort de-Oder uve-Berlin: 1) Berakhot. Pe‘ah. Demai. Kil‘ayim. Shebi‘ith. Terumoth. Ma‘aseroth. Ma‘aser Sheni. Hallah. ‘Orlah. Bikkurim. 2) Shabbat. 'Erubin. 3) Pesahim. Bezah. Hagigah. Mo'ed Katan. 4) Rosh Hashana. Ta'anith. Yoma. Sukkah. Shekalim. Megillah. 5) Yabamoth. Kethuboth. Kiddushin. 6) Gittin. Nedarim. Nazir. Sotah. 8) Baba Bathra. Abodah Zarah. 9) Sanhedrin. Makkoth. Shawouth. 'Eduyoth. Horayoth. Avoth. Sofrim. Smehoth. Kalah. Derekh Eretz. 10) Zebahim. Menahoth. Bekhorot. 11) Hullin, Kerithoth. Temurah. Me'ilah. Tamid. Middoth. Kinnim. 'Arakhin. 12) Niddah. Kelim. Oholoth. Nega'im. Parah.Tohorot. Mikwa'oth. Makhshirim. Zabim. Tebul Yom. Yadayim. Ukzin. Missing: 7) Baba Kamma. B

      Rabbi Meshulam Zalman Frankel Rabbi Aharon and Rabbi Naftali Frankel Zoltsbakh (Sulzbach): Rabbi Meshulam Zalman Frankel, Rabbi Aharon and Rabbi Naftali Frankel, 1755-1763. Hardcover. g. 11/12vol. Folios. No pagination. vol. 3: Cover seperating from book. Book still firmly bound. vol. 5: 2,5" x 2,5" tear to top of spine vol. 5, vol. 10, vol. 11: Remnant of copper clasp. vol. 10: Rebacked All volumes: Embossed pig skin of the time over wooden boards with gilt embossed bordering. Raised bands. Some staining, scuffing, rubbing and minor wear to spine and boards. Browning, occasional water marks, minor foxing and sporadic foxing to some pages. Printed on cotton rag paper. The Talmud is a record of rabbinic discussions of Jewish law, ethics, customs, and stories, which are authoritative in Jewish tradition. It is the fundamental source for rabbinic legislation and case law. The Talmud has two components: the Mishnah, which is the first written compendium of Judaism's Oral Law; and the Gemara, a discussion of the Mishnah (though the terms Talmud and Gemara are often used interchangeably). While arranged as comments on the Mishnah and related Tannaitic writings, the Gemara often ventures onto other subjects and expounds broadly on the Tanakh. The Gemara is the basis for all codes of rabbinic law and is much quoted in other rabbinic literature. The Talmud, including the Gemara, is traditionally also referred to as Shas (a Hebrew abbreviation of shishah sedarim, the "six orders" of the Mishnah). This edition was very controversial. In the year 1751 reference is made to Rabbi Moshe Segal of Ciechanowiec, whose sons Aharon and Zanwil (Zevulon) helped the brothers Propes, owners of the large and historic Hebrew printing press in Amsterdam, to publish the complete Babylonian Talmud. A condition was “that no man shall raise his hand to print the Talmud again in the course of 25 years from the completion of their work.” In 1755, that is four years after the agreement had been signed, printers began to print the Talmud at Sulzbach in Bavaria (this edition). Rabbi Issachar Berush then supported the rabbis who imposed a ban on the Sulzbach edition, and was one of the “twenty-four great luminaries” who decided to put the Sulzbach Talmud under the ban. “And the books of the aforesaid edition of the Babylonian Talmud which have already been printed require sequestration. And all those who support the persons who are printing the Babylonian Talmud at the Sulzbach Press shall be put under the ban like them and shall be scorched by the glowing coals.” In Hebrew and Aramaic. In overall good condition.

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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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        BIBLIA, DAS IST: DIE HEILIGE SCHRIFT ALTES UND NEUES TESTAMENTS, NACH DER TEUTSCHEN UEBERSETZUNG D. MARTIN LUTHERS MIT JEDES CAPITELS FURTZEN SUMMARIEN, AUCH BENGEFÜGTEN VIELEN UND RICHTIGEN PARALLELEN

      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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