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        Manuscript Document Recording the Sale of a Slave in Colonial New York

      12 July 1763., [New York], - Single leaf (7 3/4 x 9), five lines of text, plus signatures, remnants of wax seal. Creases whee folded, some folds at edges, one small hole at fold, a bit of staining, normal aging and browning. The document records the sale of a Negro man, named Tom, by Solomon Smith to Joseph Smith for 100 pounds. Interestingly, payment was not expected until next Chrismas. Since the buyer and seller had the same last name, this was perhaps an 'all in the family' transaction. While the exact location is not given, the sale did take place in New York at the close of the French and Indian War. The document is signed by Zophar Scidmore, Isaac Schidmore, and Joseph Smith.The Scidmore family was from upstate New York, and Zophar Scidmore is listed in the family geology as a loyalist during the Revolution. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Anakreontos Teiou mele praefixo commentario quo po?tae genus traditur et bibliotheca Anacreonteia adumbratur.Parma, in aedibus Palatinis (Typis Bodonianis), 1791. Sm. 4to. With 2 engr. vignettes. Contemp. full green morocco with gilt ornamental borders on sides, gilt spine with title lettered in gold, gilt inside dentelles.

      Brooks 422; De Lama II, p. 66; Bodoni. Quand la simplicité devient art, 46; Palaia & Moscatelli 141. Beautiful large paper copy of Anacreon's poems, printed in Greek and Latin capitals which were ordered by Bodoni to be designed and cut especially for his Anacreon editions: the lyrical works by the ancient Greek poet whose name has become associated with bacchanalian and amorous affairs. Our copy is one of 150 printed. Important provenance : Our copy was owned by (1) the Comte D. Boutourlin (1763-1829), a Russian soldier, military historian, politician and librarian of the Imperial Russian Library. (2) the Comte Chandon de Briailles (1850-1908), historian and wine merchant.Very fine copy.

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        OSSERVAZIONI TEORICO-PRATICHE SOPRA IL GIUOCO DEGLI SCACCHI Ossia il giuoco degli scacchi esposto nel suo miglior lume da Giambatista Lolli, Modenese. Opera novissima.

      Bologna, nella Stamp. di S. Tommaso d'Aquino, 1763. In-4 p. (mm. 307x210), cartoncino rustico coevo (risg. rifatti), tit. ms. al dorso (con abras.), pp.num. (4),632. Dedica dell’autore al nobile fra Antonio Montecuccoli. “Contenente le leggi fondamentali: i precetti più purgati: le migliori aperture: le più essenziali terminazioni del Giuoco: una scelta Centuria di elegantissimi partiti: in somma tutto il migliore degli antichi e moderni Autori, e Giuocatori riformato, ricorretto, ed appianato conforme l’esigenza, e arricchito (oltre un Indice copioso ed esatto) di moltissimi avvertimenti, e dichiarazioni valevoli ad istruir pienamente chiunque desideri d’apprendere con fondamento le regole, gli artifizi, e le finezze di questo nobil Giuoco”. "Prima ed unica edizione" del trattato del Lolli, giocatore e teorico degli scacchi (Nonantola 1698-1769). La sua importante opera integra e continua quella dell’Anonimo Modenese (Ercole del Rio) "Sopra il Giuoco degli Scacchi" (1750), arricchendola di note e completandola con un centinaio di finali di cui molti originali. Vi sono comprese: una lettera di Del Rio, inviata ad un amico in cui espone alcuni precetti generali, considerata a lungo “"carta fondamentale" per il gioco degli scacchi in Italia; una seconda lettera di Del Rio, in cui venne recensito il libro di “"Philidor"”; alcuni commenti teorici delle partite; cento partiti pratici (finali), di cui 29 di Del Rio, e 11 dello stesso Lolli; tre partiti di sottilità (problemi) del Lolli. Il Del Rio fu uno degli avversari preferiti dal Lolli, e otto posizioni di partite giocate fra i due grandi modenesi nel 1755,1756 e 1757, vennero pubblicate nella presente edizione. Nell’Ottocento l’opera del Lolli godette di grande fortuna. Cfr. Gay “Bibl. du jeu des échecs", p. 194: “Cet ouvrage, enrichi de notes importantes sur le jeu des échecs selon la méthode italienne, comprend à la fin du volume une centaine de bonnes positions critiques de lui et de différents autres” - Choix de Olschki,II,2600. Fresco esemplare con barbe, ben conservato, in astuccio moderno.

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        Anakreontos Teiou mele praefixo commentario quo poëtae genus traditur et bibliotheca Anacreonteia adumbratur.Parma, in aedibus Palatinis (Typis Bodonianis), 1791. Sm. 4to. With 2 engr. vignettes. Contemp. full green morocco with gilt ornamental borders on sides, gilt spine with title lettered in gold, gilt inside dentelles.

      Brooks 422; De Lama II, p. 66; Bodoni. Quand la simplicité devient art, 46; Palaia & Moscatelli 141. Beautiful large paper copy of Anacreon's poems, printed in Greek and Latin capitals which were ordered by Bodoni to be designed and cut especially for his Anacreon editions: the lyrical works by the ancient Greek poet whose name has become associated with bacchanalian and amorous affairs. Our copy is one of 150 printed. Important provenance : Our copy was owned by (1) the Comte D. Boutourlin (1763-1829), a Russian soldier, military historian, politician and librarian of the Imperial Russian Library. (2) the Comte Chandon de Briailles (1850-1908), historian and wine merchant.Very fine copy.

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

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, Printer to the University, 1763. The third variant of the Subscriber's list, with the most names, ending with that of the Hon. Charles York, Esq, Attorney General. [1146] pp. Folio. Bound in full dark blue straight-grained morocco, covers tooled in gilt with wide Greek key and drawer handle border with floral cornerpieces, narrow gilt filet-bordered rectangles tooled all over with drawer handle and sunburst tools and semé off small dots, with central gilt-stamped L with crown, spine with six double raised bands, titled in one compartment, stamped with owner's name ("Frederic Powys") in another, and the rest richly gilt, a.e.g., pink endsheets, by Staggemeier and Welcher, with their circular pink paper label on front pastedown. Front joint and headcap with conservation repairs of the highest quality, light foxing to text. The third variant of the Subscriber's list, with the most names, ending with that of the Hon. Charles York, Esq, Attorney General. [1146] pp. Folio. Baskerville's Masterpiece, in Staggemeier & Welcher Binding. The 1763 edition of Baskerville's Bible has always been recognised as his masterpiece and is one of the high-points in the history of printing in Britain. This beautiful and monumental binding can be closely dated because Thomas Powys, formerly MP for Northamptonshire, was created Baron Lilford in 1797, and Staggemeier & Welcher are recorded in partnership on Villiers Street as of 1799. By 1810, Welcher was in business alone at that address. The Hon and Rev. Frederic Powys, whose name appears on the spine, was the third son of the first Lord Lilford; he married in 1807. Whether the binding was commissioned for his taking holy orders or on the occasion of his marriage can only be conjectured. A landmark of printing, in a splendid binding. Nixon, p. 184; Gaskell, Bibliography of John Baskerville, 26; Ramsden p. 135. Provenance: Frederic Powys (his name tooled in gilt to spine, Lilford Library booklabel)

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        Anakreontos Teiou mele praefixo commentario quo poëtae genus traditur et bibliotheca Anacreonteia adumbratur.Parma, in aedibus Palatinis (Typis Bodonianis), 1791. Sm. 4to. With 2 engr. vignettes. Contemp. full green morocco with gilt ornamental borders on sides, gilt spine with title lettered in gold, gilt inside dentelles.

      - Brooks 422; De Lama II, p. 66; Bodoni. Quand la simplicité devient art, 46; Palaia & Moscatelli 141. Beautiful large paper copy of Anacreon's poems, printed in Greek and Latin capitals which were ordered by Bodoni to be designed and cut especially for his Anacreon editions: the lyrical works by the ancient Greek poet whose name has become associated with bacchanalian and amorous affairs. Our copy is one of 150 printed. Important provenance: Our copy was owned by (1) the Comte D. Boutourlin (1763-1829), a Russian soldier, military historian, politician and librarian of the Imperial Russian Library. (2) the Comte Chandon de Briailles (1850-1908), historian and wine merchant.Very fine copy.

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        39 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 148 S., 8 bzw. Gr.-8. Reichsfreiherr Heinrich Bernhard von Andlaw-Birseck war der Sohn des badischen Ministers Reichsfreiherrn Konrad Karl von Andlaw-Birseck (1763-1839) und dessen Ehefrau Sophie von Schakmin. Der badische Diplomat Reichsfreiherr Franz Xaver von Andlaw-Birseck (1799-1876) war sein älterer Bruder. Heinrich Bernhard Reichsfreiherr von Andlaw-Birseck stand 1821-1825 im badischen Militärdienst und machte sich 1835-1866 als Mitglied der Ersten badischen Kammer durch konsequente Vertretung katholischer und feudaler Prinzipien bemerklich auch agitierte er in Deutschland für die Grundsätze der katholischen Kirche und spielte auf den Wanderversammlungen der katholischen Vereine durch seine populäre Beredsamkeit eine wichtige Rolle. Er starb 3. März 1871 auf seiner Besitzung Hugstetten bei Freiburg. - Andlaw-Birseck schrieb u.a. Der Aufruhr und Umsturz in Baden, als eine natürliche Folge der Landesgesetzgebung (Freiburg, 1850), Priestertum und christliches Leben (Freiburg, 1865) sowie mehrere Flugschriften polemischen Inhalts. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. -

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        16 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 64 S., Kl.-8 bzw. 8. Reichsfreiherr Franz Xaver von Andlaw-Birseck war der Sohn des badischen Ministers Reichsfreiherrn Konrad Karl von Andlaw-Birseck (1763-1839) und dessen Ehefrau Sophie von Schakmin. Der badische Politiker Heinrich Bernhard von Andlaw-Birseck (1802-1871) war sein jüngerer Bruder. Franz Xaver von Andlaw-Birseck studierte an den Universitäten Freiburg im Breisgau, Landshut und Heidelberg Rechtswissenschaften und unternahm anschließend eine Grand Tour durch Italien, Frankreich und England. 1824 trat er in den badischen Staatsdienst, und zwar beim Ministerium des Äußern. Während dieser Zeit heiratete er auch seine Verlobte Katharina Hirsch. Nachdem er von 1826 bis 1830 und wieder von 1832 bis 1835 Sekretär der badischen Gesandtschaft in Wien gewesen war, ging er als Ministerresident 1838 nach München, 1843 nach Paris und 1846 als außerordentlicher Gesandter nach Wien. Im Jahre 1856 trat er in den Ruhestand und lebte seitdem meist in Baden-Baden. Er starb am 4. September 1876 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe. Er schrieb Pariser Bilder (Stuttgart, 1845), Erinnerungsblätter aus den Papieren eines Diplomaten (Frankfurt a. M., 1857), Mein Tagebuch, 1811-61 (2 Bde., Frankfurt a. M., 1862), Die Frauen in der Geschichte (2 Bde., Mainz, 1861), Sieben heilige Fürsten (Regensburg, 1865) u.a. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Gesamtansicht von Osnabrück, Augsburg und Schloß Hubertusburg mit allegorischer Darstellung zum Westfälischen Frieden im Jahre 1648 zu Münster und Osnabrück und zum Frieden von Hubertusburg im Jahre 1763.

      - Kupferstich v. Jeremias Gottlob Rugendas n. August Scheller, n. 1763, 23,5 x 29,5

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        Il Direttorio Mistico Indirizzato a' Direttori di quelle anime, che Iddio conduce per la via della Contemplazione. Opera del Padre Gio: Battista Scaramelli della Compagnia di Gesù. Ed in quest'ultima Edizione per maggior comodo de' Direttori vi si è posto nel fine il Discernim

      Nella Stamperia di Gianfrancesco Paci, A spese di Domenico Terres - Napoli, NAPOLI 1763 - ITALIANO Volume della seconda metà del '700 in 4°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, scritte e cifre su piatti, molti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, cerniera allentata, tagli poco bruniti, pagine in buono stato, alcune con macchia d'umidità. Testo posto su due colonne. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Bella antiporta con ritratto dell'autore, incisione in nero realizzata dallo scultore F. de Grado. Magnifiche marche tipografiche su frontespizi. Bei capilettere con paesaggi urbani, incisi in nero. Nel volume è presente anche lo scritto, dello stesso autore, Discernimento de' Spiriti per il retto regolamento delle azioni proprie, ed altrui. Operetta utile specialmente ai Direttori delle Anime del Padre Gio: Battista Scaramelli della Compagnia di Gesù.

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        Promptuarium universorum operum Jacobi Cujacii, variantibus inter se lectionibus praesertim titulorum, & legum florentiae, vulgaaeque editionis Pandectarum sive Digestorum accommodatum, cura et industria Dominici Albanensis

      Ex Typographia Simoniana, 1763. LATINO 5,4 Opera completa in 2 volumi rilegati in tutta pergamena con titolo in oro inciso ai dorsi. L' opera è articolata in 3 parti distinte raccolte in 2 volumi. Bella marca tipografica incisa ai frontespizi, sculp. Lucchesini, presenti richiami a fine pagina e segnatura dei fascicoli. Per ogni pagina il testo è all' interno di una cornice e distribuito su tre colonne, al secondo volume presenti anche pagine di Errata corrige. Fioritura e bruniture sparse, macchioline ai tagli e alle estremità delle pagine, usura del tempo ai piatti e al dorso. Opera rara da trovare completa USATO

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        Thesaurus theologicus in quo natalis alexandri dionysii petavii jacosi sirmondi... socius academiarum ecclesiasticarum.. tomus undecimus seu tractatus de sacramentis

      1763. Rilegato Perfette

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        Der XI ten Hauptart III te Abtheilung III te Platte, Krop-Taucher, Mergus Strumosus, Cormoran S: goitreux brun,

      Berlin: Friedrich Wilhelm Birnstiel., 1763.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Presented in a handmade frame. Framed Size 34.5 x 44.7 cm Size: 21 x 29 cm. (8½ x 11½ inches). Beautiful print of the diver, 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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        Deluxe manuscript fair copy on paper prepared for Emperor Francis I (title leaves on vellum) entitled "Catalogo Delle Produzioni Naturali che si conservano nella Galleria Imperiale di Firenze[.] Disteso nell' Anno 1763. per Comando di Sua Maesta Cesarea partecipato da Sua Eccellenza il Sigr. Maresciallo Marchese Antoniotto Botta Adorno[.] Dall Dottr. Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti Decano del Collegio Medico di Firenze Professor Pubblico di Bottanica Prefetto della Bibliotreca Pub. Magliabechiana." Written throughout, with the exception of the calligraphic titles, in one clear cursive hand in brown ink. Titles for each vol. written in black ink within elaborate calligraphic rococo framed border, elaborate imperial arms at top, one line of title in gold. 1 p.l. (title), 338 unnumbered leaves, 3 blank leaves; 1 p.l. (title), 123 unnumbered leaves, 3 blank leaves; 126 unnumbered leaves, one blank leaf. Three parts in two vols. Small folio (307 x 210 mm.), orig. red morocco, richly gilt, sides dec

      [Florence: ca. 1763]. This handsome manuscript, prepared for presentation to Emperor Francis I (1708-65), Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, is a beautifully written contemporary fair copy of the original holograph manuscript now in the Museo Galileo (formerly the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence), compiled by Targioni-Tozzetti (1712-83), the great natural historian, librarian, director of Florence's botanical garden, and professor of botany. He was, after Spallanzani, the most active Italian naturalist of the 18th century. Emperor Francis I, the husband of Maria Theresa, was well-known for his interests in the natural sciences and for assisting his wife in running the complicated Austrian dominions. The collections of natural history specimens in the "Specola" next to the Pitti Palace trace their origins to earlier Medicis and to Georg Eberhard Rumpf, who had sold a large collection of 360 shells to Cosimo III de' Medici in 1682. The present catalogue was compiled at the instigation of Antoniotto Botta Adorno (1688-1774), prime minister of the Duchy of Tuscany. Thanks to Cosimo III's other natural history acquisitions, by the middle of the 18th century, Florence could boast one of the greatest collections of shells, botanical, and mineralogical samples in Europe. In 1775, all the collections were gathered into the "Specola" at the instigation of Grand Duke Peter Leopold which was the only scientific museum or "Wunderkammer" of its kind specifically created for the public to view. The present catalogue, following Targioni-Tozzetti's original manuscript, describes 3449 items, of which 2340 are zoological (mostly shells), 375 botanical, and 734 mineralogical and rock specimens. The preface to the catalogue describes the collections and their histories, their provenances including the Far East, etc. The main body of the catalogue is divided into three sections: zoological, botanical, and mineralogical samples. Each description is quite elaborate with full accounts of each specimen, references to other books, references to where other examples are illustrated, etc. Provenance: This manuscript entered the Apponyi family library in Oponice, Slovakia in the latter part of the 18th century and was sold in Prague in June 1939. ❧ Dance, Shell Collecting, an Illustrated History, pp. 56-57. D.S.B., XIII, pp. 257-58. Martelli, ed., Le Collezioni di Giorgio Everardo Rumpf acquistate dal Granduca Cosimo III de' Medici, una Volta esistenti nel Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale di Firenze (1903).

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        Le Peintre amateur et curieux, ou description générale des tableaux des plus habiles Maîtres, qui sont l?ornement des Eglises, Couvents, Abbayes, Prieurés & Cabinets particuliers dans l?étendue des Pays-Bas autrichiens. 2 volumes rel. ens.

      Bruxelles, P. de Bast, 1763, - in-8vo, 1 frontispice gravé + 1 page de titre + 283 p (+1 blanche) ; 1 page de titre + 144 p. + 4 ff. (table), reliure en veau d?époque, dos orné or, tranches rouges, bel exemplaire. Première édition. / First edition of the classic 18th-century survey of art in the Austrian Low Countries; it remains a useful book as it describes many works of art and collections now destroyed or dispersed. Nice copy.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Disegno della seconda Machina rappresentante una Vendemmia. Incendiata per comando di Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Don Lorenzo Colonna la sera del 19 Giugno 1763.

      1763 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1763. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini. Il foglio era applicato su tela ed in cornice; dopo un sapiente lavoro di restauro è stato riportato alla condizione originale. Piccoli strappetti ai margini bianchi, minimi difetti, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II d [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deluxe manuscript fair copy on paper prepared for Emperor Francis I (title leaves on vellum) entitled "Catalogo Delle Produzioni Naturali che si conservano nella Galleria Imperiale di Firenze[.] Disteso nell' Anno 1763. per Comando di Sua Maesta Cesarea partecipato da Sua Eccellenza il Sigr. Maresciallo Marchese Antoniotto Botta Adorno[.] Dall Dottr. Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti Decano del Collegio Medico di Firenze Professor Pubblico di Bottanica Prefetto della Bibliotreca Pub. Magliabechiana." Written throughout, with the exception of the calligraphic titles, in one clear cursive hand in brown ink. Titles for each vol. written in black ink within elaborate calligraphic rococo framed border, elaborate imperial arms at top, one line of title in gold. 1 p.l. (title), 338 unnumbered leaves, 3 blank leaves; 1 p.l. (title), 123 unnumbered leaves, 3 blank leaves; 126 unnumbered leaves, one blank leaf. Three parts in two vols. Small folio (307 x 210 mm.), orig. red morocco, richly gilt, sides dec

      [Florence: ca. 1763]. This handsome manuscript, prepared for presentation to Emperor Francis I (1708-65), Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, is a beautifully written contemporary fair copy of the original holograph manuscript now in the Museo Galileo (formerly the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence), compiled by Targioni-Tozzetti (1712-83), the great natural historian, librarian, director of Florence's botanical garden, and professor of botany. He was, after Spallanzani, the most active Italian naturalist of the 18th century. Emperor Francis I, the husband of Maria Theresa, was well-known for his interests in the natural sciences and for assisting his wife in running the complicated Austrian dominions. The collections of natural history specimens in the "Specola" next to the Pitti Palace trace their origins to earlier Medicis and to Georg Eberhard Rumpf, who had sold a large collection of 360 shells to Cosimo III de' Medici in 1682. The present catalogue was compiled at the instigation of Antoniotto Botta Adorno (1688-1774), prime minister of the Duchy of Tuscany. Thanks to Cosimo III's other natural history acquisitions, by the middle of the 18th century, Florence could boast one of the greatest collections of shells, botanical, and mineralogical samples in Europe. In 1775, all the collections were gathered into the "Specola" at the instigation of Grand Duke Peter Leopold which was the only scientific museum or "Wunderkammer" of its kind specifically created for the public to view. The present catalogue, following Targioni-Tozzetti's original manuscript, describes 3449 items, of which 2340 are zoological (mostly shells), 375 botanical, and 734 mineralogical and rock specimens. The preface to the catalogue describes the collections and their histories, their provenances including the Far East, etc. The main body of the catalogue is divided into three sections: zoological, botanical, and mineralogical samples. Each description is quite elaborate with full accounts of each specimen, references to other books, references to where other examples are illustrated, etc. Provenance: This manuscript entered the Apponyi family library in Oponice, Slovakia in the latter part of the 18th century and was sold in Prague in June 1939. ❧ Dance, Shell Collecting, an Illustrated History, pp. 56-57. D.S.B., XIII, pp. 257-58. Martelli, ed., Le Collezioni di Giorgio Everardo Rumpf acquistate dal Granduca Cosimo III de' Medici, una Volta esistenti nel Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale di Firenze (1903).

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        Schilderungen der heutigen Sitten und Gebräuche der Welt; nebst den daraus gezogenen Lehren, wie man sich alle Fälle seines Lebens zu Nutz machen kann

      Frankfurt Leipzig: (Felsecker), 1763 (1 Bl.), 394 S.; mit Titelvignette u. Kapitelbordüre in Holzschnitt; Hayn-Gotendorf VII, 160; Halbpergament der Zeit mit Pergamentecken, rundum Sprenkelschnitt; Ecken etwas gestaucht, Deckel, Bindung u. Block mit mässigen Wurmgängen, kein Textverlust, kleinere Läsuren; stabiles Expl.. Erste Ausgabe. Halbpergament. Befriedigend. 16 cm.

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        IJsgezicht Rotterdam - Paulus Constantijn la Fargue, 1763.

      IJSGEZICHT ROTTERDAM?Oostelijk gezicht der Stad Rotterdam en der Maaze, met IJsvermaak op deeze Rivier, 24 Januari 1763?. Ets vervaardigd door Paulus Constantijn la Fargue, uitgegeven in 1763 door P.G. van Balen, te ?s Gravenhage. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 45 x 70 cm.Als het ijs sterk genoeg was dan vertoonden zich ook deftige luyden aan het volk. Arrensleden, koetsen en speelwagens kwamen onder het belgerinkel van de dampende paarden over de dikke ijskorst aangegleden en ?gereden. Er wordt hier een historisch moment weergegeven: de latere stadhouder Willem V (1748-1806) rijdt in zijn door zes paarden getrokken koets met uitgebreid gevolg over de bevroren rivier. Het is een met alle details weergegeven drukte een formidabele prent en topografisch interessant door het gezicht op de stad vanaf het ijs.We zien Rotterdam: het Oude Hoofd met Oude Hoofdpoort en achterzijde van de huizen aan het Haringvliet; aan het einde daarvan zijn de Admiraliteitswerf aan het Boerengat en de molens op het Bosland en langs de Oostzeedijk zichtbaar.Paulus Constantijn la Fargue (1732?1782) stamt uit een Nederlands geslacht van kunstenaars, van vijf kinderen was hij de meest begaafde. Paulus Constantijn heeft zowel geschilderd en getekend, als ge?tst. In de eerste plaats waren dat nauwkeurig uitgewerkte stads? en dorpsgezichten, maar daarnaast ook actuele gebeurtenissen, landschappen, portretten, en genretaferelen.Prijs: ?5.500,- (incl. lijst).

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        Paulus Brief aan de Romeinen, Geopend, Ontleed, Verklaard en tot zyn Oogmerk Toegepast.

      Utrecht, Gisbertus Timon van Paddenburg, en Abraham van Paddenburg 1763/1766/1769/1771 - 4 delen, (28) 676, (26) 959, (20) 800, (40) 858 (2) p. Origineel half Leer met ribben, 4° (Bovenkant rug deel 4 gerestaureerd.)

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        The Statutes at Large, From the Magna Charta to the Year 1866.

      Baskett 1763 - 1866, London - This is a combined series of early statutes, large format, heavy volumes, more than three shelf meters, all in full leather, many spines poor and many boards detached, it is missing volumes 2 and 5 and 8 (1757 - 1764) of the first series, also missing 18 (1846-47) and 26 (1863-64) of the later series edited by Rickards, together 40 volumes, postage at cost [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tempio antico volgarmente detto della Salute su la Via d'Albano, cinque miglia lontan0 da Roma

      1763 - Secondo stato di quattro. Acquaforte e bulino, 1763, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata con filigrana "Bracciano" (Robison 59), con ampli margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L’opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All’opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall’editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell’autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. - THE SECOND STATE OF FOUR- Etching with engraving, 1763, signed on plate at lower right. From the Roman Edition. A very good impression,of he second state of four, on laid paper, with "Bracciano" watermark (Robison 59), with wide margins, in perfect condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. W.E. 204, Focillon 776, Hind 71 II/IV Dimensioni 405 555mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        CURSO THEORICO-PRACTICO DE OPERACIONES DE CIRUGIA

      - 1763 Raymundo Martí, BCA Censura y aprobación por los Sres. Pedro Perebet, Juan M. Auberi y D. Bartholome Munguia. 3 grabados. Dividido en dos partes. 9 h. 556 pg. 21x15 cm. Enc. plena piel época. Bastante rozado. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Promptuarium universorum operum Jacobi Cujacii, variantibus inter se lectionibus praesertim titulorum, & legum florentiae, vulgaaeque editionis Pandectarum sive Digestorum accommodatum, cura et industria Dominici Albanensis

      Ex Typographia Simoniana, NAPOLI 1763 - LATINO Opera completa in 2 volumi rilegati in tutta pergamena con titolo in oro inciso ai dorsi. L' opera è articolata in 3 parti distinte raccolte in 2 volumi. Bella marca tipografica incisa ai frontespizi, sculp. Lucchesini, presenti richiami a fine pagina e segnatura dei fascicoli. Per ogni pagina il testo è all' interno di una cornice e distribuito su tre colonne, al secondo volume presenti anche pagine di Errata corrige. Fioritura e bruniture sparse, macchioline ai tagli e alle estremità delle pagine, usura del tempo ai piatti e al dorso. Opera rara da trovare completa

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        The Universal Bible Or Every Christian Family's Best Treasure Containing Sacred Text Of The Old And New Testament At Large. Illustrated With The Notes And Comments; Whereby The Difficult Passages Are Explained, The Mistranslations...[mumford Genealogy]th

      London: For S. Crowder, J. Coyote, and J. Townsend,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1763. Third Edition. Hardcover. . ..Corrected and the seeming contradictions found in the Oracles of Truth Reconciled. 1 vol. Folio pulpit bible, contemporary calf, red morocco spine label; rubbed, joints cracked. The Universal Bible or, every Christian Family's Best Tresure containig the Sacred Text of the Okd With separate New Testament title page dated 1761. Maps, plates. Scattered minor internal wear. With 4 pages of manuscript ink genealogical entries relating to the Mumford Family of Connecticut and New York, covering the period 1687 - 1818. Binding firm G/VG. Pulpit bible, English language. ; 16 .

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        Deluxe manuscript fair copy on paper prepared for Emperor Francis I (title leaves on vellum) entitled "Catalogo Delle Produzioni Naturali che si conservano nella Galleria Imperiale di Firenze[.] Disteso nell' Anno 1763. per Comando di Sua Maesta Cesarea partecipato da Sua Eccellenza il Sigr. Maresciallo Marchese Antoniotto Botta Adorno[.] Dall Dottr. Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti Decano del Collegio Medico di Firenze Professor Pubblico di Bottanica Prefetto della Bibliotreca Pub. Magliabechiana." Written throughout, with the exception of the calligraphic titles, in one clear cursive hand in brown ink. Titles for each vol. written in black ink within elaborate calligraphic rococo framed border, elaborate imperial arms at top, one line of title

      - [Florence: ca. 1763]. This handsome manuscript, prepared for presentation to Emperor Francis I (1708-65), Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, is a beautifully written contemporary fair copy of the original holograph manuscript now in the Museo Galileo (formerly the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence), compiled by Targioni-Tozzetti (1712-83), the great natural historian, librarian, director of Florence's botanical garden, and professor of botany. He was, after Spallanzani, the most active Italian naturalist of the 18th century. Emperor Francis I, the husband of Maria Theresa, was well-known for his interests in the natural sciences and for assisting his wife in running the complicated Austrian dominions. The collections of natural history specimens in the "Specola" next to the Pitti Palace trace their origins to earlier Medicis and to Georg Eberhard Rumpf, who had sold a large collection of 360 shells to Cosimo III de' Medici in 1682. The present catalogue was compiled at the instigation of Antoniotto Botta Adorno (1688-1774), prime minister of the Duchy of Tuscany. Thanks to Cosimo III's other natural history acquisitions, by the middle of the 18th century, Florence could boast one of the greatest collections of shells, botanical, and mineralogical samples in Europe. In 1775, all the collections were gathered into the "Specola" at the instigation of Grand Duke Peter Leopold which was the only scientific museum or "Wunderkammer" of its kind specifically created for the public to view. The present catalogue, following Targioni-Tozzetti's original manuscript, describes 3449 items, of which 2340 are zoological (mostly shells), 375 botanical, and 734 mineralogical and rock specimens. The preface to the catalogue describes the collections and their histories, their provenances including the Far East, etc. The main body of the catalogue is divided into three sections: zoological, botanical, and mineralogical samples. Each description is quite elaborate with full accounts of each specimen, references to other books, references to where other examples are illustrated, etc. Provenance: This manuscript entered the Apponyi family library in Oponice, Slovakia in the latter part of the 18th century and was sold in Prague in June 1939. ? Dance, Shell Collecting, an Illustrated History, pp. 56-57. D.S.B., XIII, pp. 257-58. Martelli, ed., Le Collezioni di Giorgio Everardo Rumpf acquistate dal Granduca Cosimo III de' Medici, una Volta esistenti nel Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale di Firenze (1903).

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        ZOOPYLACII GRONOVIANI FASCICULUS PRIMUS exhibens Animalia Quadrupeda, Amphibia atque Pisces, quae in Museo suo adservat. [Bound with] Zoophylacii Gronoviani Fasciculus SECUNDUS exhibens enumerationem Insectorum quae in Museo suo adservat.

      London: Lugduni Batavorum, sumptibus auctoris, 1763. Two volumes bound together. The original binding, made of paper-covered hardcover boards, is heavily worn, with a lot of chipping to the paper, but remaining intact and functional. Previous owners 18th Century engraved bookplate on the inside front cover, and contemporary marginalia on the front endpaper. [4] pages, followed by 136 pages of text, followed by [ii], iv, 141-236 pages of text, followed by a small printed bound-in sheet containing the corrigenda (corrections to text). The text is followed by 14 black & white plates of fish, and 4 plates of insects and shellfish.There is damp-staining to the top margin, not affecting the text of plates, except on a few pages of text. There is minor foxing scattered lightly in the text, and a small amount of soiling. The text is quite clean and attractive, and remains in the full untrimmed state, with pages measuring a full 17 inches in height. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Folio.

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        "Cash Accompte of His Majesty's Secret-Service Moneys; By The Hande of William Lowndes Esq. From the XXIIII th April 1695 end to [the] VIII th of March 1701/2 end."

      Folio. 126pp. of manuscript entries + 22pp. alphabetised manuscript index of names, all in the same hand and signed on each page by William Lowndes, Secretary to The Treasury of Great Britain; the holder of the purse-strings of William the Third's Secret Service and it may be interesting to note, the man who coined the phrase "Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves." Bound in contemporary vellum, blind ruled to boards, titled in full in manuscript hand to spine and front board. Minor edge-wear and rubbing, some slight warping to the boards, light bumping to the extremities; some occasional spots of soiling to the vellum, original green leather ties absent. Strong, tight and in very good condition indeed. A rather graceful object. Internally clean, Mr Lowndes seems to have had extraordinary penmanship and mistakes and corrections are oddly few, suggesting this to be a fine copy summary of accounts, possibly for Lowndes's private reference. Inscribed to upper edge of front pastedown: "Bought at an Auction of Mr. Edwin's Library / at Saml Baker's 19 Novr 1763 price 5 sh. / Cha. Lowndes" There is a small paper label, bearing the number 192 in ink to the bottom left of the front pastedown, possibly signifying a lot or catalogue number. The manuscript text begins on the verso of the 4th leaf, the previous 3 being blank. Each subsequent page is ruled by hand into 5 columns: Date, Details of payment: who to, and on numerous occasions who from and why, and finally pounds, shillings and pence to record the exact amount. For the 18th century there are some colossal amounts of money being paid out and meticulously recorded by Mr. Lowndes. Essentially this manuscript is nothing less than a record of everyone paid under the auspices of His Majesty's Secret Service, with the full involvement of the Secretary of The Treasury, for whatever purpose or duty, between the years of 1695 and 1702. A directory of those in the pay of the more clandestine arm of The Crown of Great Britain and of the 2000 or so transactions dealing with them. Each entry page bears in elegant and rather elaborate hand "Willm Lowndes Esq. for his Mats. Secret Service is." followed by a small flowing couple of letters; either "Dr" or "Cr" presumably signifying either drawings or credit. The very first entry is dated April 30th 1695: "To Mo. recd. of Mr. Howard in part of an Order for 10,000 Li [the standard abbreviation for pounds, from the Latin 'Libra'; and when written with a florid capital the root of our current pound symbol] dated 26th Instant" It is from May 14th that one specific entry cements the real importance of this manuscript as a historical record of the less publicised aspects of 17th century politics and economics, and indeed the social system as a whole: "14. By. Paid to Dr. Oates of His Maj. Bounty. cl. ....50.0.0." The Dr. Oates who received the sizeable sum of £50 from His majesty is none other than Titus Oates; the 17th century's most prolific anti-Catholic perjurer, liar and charlatan who constructed the Popish Plot almost out of whole cloth and was up to his neck in the chaotic maelstrom of accusation, counter accusation, hysteria, murder, exile and execution which followed. There are 13 separate noted payments of bounty made to Dr. Oates, although these are the payments recorded in the index of names, there are other payments not in the (apparently incomplete) index, including one or two in 1698, at which point Oates was back in favour of the Crown officially, and was permitted to receive a pension; it is worth noting that the majority of other payments were made when Oates was thought to be persona non grata after his unofficial release from prison in 1688. Oates is second only to payments made to the King himself, and closely followed by Henry Killigrew at 12 distinct payments of bounty in the index. Henry Killigrew is most likely the same Henry Killigrew who bears the distinction of being the last (formally appointed) Royal Fool, being made court jester to William III in 1694. The list of notable names goes on, quite apart from Dr. Oates whose Popish Plot exploits clearly garnered enough sympathy within the Protestant government to ensure that he was not left completely out in the cold. The Countess of Orkney is present on a number of occasions; Elizabeth Hamilton, born Elizabeth Villiers was for an extended period of time the King's mistress, and Lady of The Bedchamber to the King's wife and co-monarch Queen Mary II, which must have made things both convenient and rather claustrophobic. She is paid something in the region of £3000 between July and September 1696, soon after her marriage to George Hamilton made her Countess of Orkney, and after her association with the King had ended upon the death of his wife. The Comte de Soissons-Savoye, Louis-Thomas, is paid £1500 in December 1695 "Pursuant to His Maj. Particular Direction and Command and For His Majesty's Service." Thomas was disgraced and ejected from the court of Louis XIV after being divested of his income, some £10,000 per year. William III had a special tendre for his mother, being quoted as saying "No-one has as many fine qualities as The Countess of Soissons." and remarking often on how much he had enjoyed her company during his residency in The Hague. On the same page John Neal is paid £6 for transcribing the reports of "diverse persons concerning the Coyne of this our kingdom." This payment would have been particularly close to the heart of Lowndes, who as Treasurer had been the man to approach the Warden of The Royal Mint, at that time none other than Isaac Newton, for assistance in dealing with the crisis facing the realm caused by the massively debased silver coinage of the time. Under Lowndes and with the assistance of Newton over £685 million in new coinage was struck by the Mint between 1695 and 1700 in an effort to bring the coin of the realm back to a degree of reliability and respectability. Lowndes was a leading figure in the economic revitalisation of Britain, conferring and corresponding not only with Newton, but also with John Locke during the construction of subsidiary Royal Mints at Bristol, Exeter, Chester, Norwich and York to handle the production and re-introduction of un-abased coinage back into the system. An important historical document both for its superficial signifiacnce and for the deeper insights further scholarly research will reveal. A further extended list of entries, with biographical notes on notable recipients and images, is available upon request. Accompanying the main folio ledger are two more manuscript items from William Lowndes's library. Two elaborately bound copies of "Parker's Ephemeris" for 1716 and 1718 respectively. 12mo. Approx 100pp. Full contemporary, heavily decorated black calf gilt (very much in the Scottish "Herringbone" style) with silver roseate bosses to fore-edges (one boss is lacking from the 1716 volume, as is the silver stylus intended to slide between the silver loops attached to the bosses; the stylus for the 1718 volume is present...which in itself is nothing short of miraculous). Minor scuffing and edgewear, extremely handsome. Rear marbled flyleaf from 1716 volume detached, small sheaf of manuscript material laid in at rear. Obviously custom bound to Lowndes' preference with two stiff pieces of treated vellum temporary note pages bound in, and a number of blank pages interleaved before and after the text of the almanac. Lowndes was clearly a compulsive record keeper and these two small volumes are a mass of notes ranging from daily accounts "Farming 2 Ponds...1.10.os" to a list of addresses Lowndes was clearly intending to visit on his next visit to London. The last 20+ pages of the 1718 volume are blank, otherwise the two volumes comprise a substantial number of notes and entries.

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        POEMS by C. Churchill. Containing The Rosciad, The Apology, Night, The Prophesy of Famine, An An Epistle to William Hogarth, The Ghost In Four Books, The Author, The Conference, The Duellist in Three Books, Gotham in Two Books, The Candidate.

      London: Printed for the Author, by Dryden Leach; and sold by W. Flexney, G. Kearsly, T. Henderson, J. Coote, J. Gardner, and J. Almon, 1763. Multiple works bound in one volume. The first part, [iv], 369 pages of text. Contains The Rosciad, The Apology, Night, The Prophesy of Famine, An An Epistle to William Hogarth, The Ghost In Four Books. Except for the first work, each work was issued with a half-title. The second part contains individually paginated works, each containing a half-title and a title page. They are: The Author [iv], 19 pages; The Conference (Second edition, 1764) [iv], 19 pages; The Duellist in Three Books (Second edition, 1764) [iv], 48 pages; Gotham Book I (1764) [iv], 24 pages; Gotham Book II (1764) [iv], 32 pages; The Candidate (1764) [iv], 38 pages. Original full leather binding with minor shelfwear, and front hinge cracking and weakened, remaining intact; protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Previous owner's name neatly on a front endpaper, and initials neatly on the main title page. Except for a few smudges, the texts are clean and unmarked. First editions, except where stated.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        MEMORIAS SOBRE LA GRANZA, O RUBIA, Y SU CULTIVO, CON LA DESCRIPCION DE LOS MOLINOS PARA REDUCIRLA A POLVO.

      - Traducidas del francés de orden de la Real Junta General de Comercio. Madrid, Joachin Ibarra, 1763, 18x25, 125 págs. 5 láminas desplegabkles con grabados en cobre. Excelente impresión con gran papel y amplísimos márgenes. Encuadernado en plena piel de época, nervios, tejuelo, hierros en lomera. Ligero desperfecto en parte superior y media de lomera y pequeña mancha en contratapa, sólida encuadernación típica del XVIII. (49285).

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        Zeekaart Nederlanden, 1763.

      ZEEKAART NEDERLANDEN?CARTE R?DUITE DES COSTES DE FLANDRE ET DE HOLLANDE Depuis le Pas de Calais jusqu'a l'Elbe, et les Costes d'Angleterre Oppos?es?, gravure gedrukt van twee koperplaten, vervaardigd door Nicolas Bellin in 1763. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: 55 x 86 cm. Verso: blanco.Zeekaart van de Nederlandse en Vlaamse kust en aan de linkerzijde een deel van de Engelse kust, met inzetkaart van de Waddeneilanden. Groot, fraai roccoco cartouche in de vorm van een draperie bekroond met een globe en voorzien van diverse attributen waaronder een anker, met daarin vermelding van titel, opdracht, maker en datering.De kaart werd vervaardigd aan de hand van documenten uit het Franse D?p?t des Cartes et Plans de la Marine waar Bellin ruim vijftig jaar werkte. Bellin was benoemd tot ?Hidrographe du Roy? en later tot lid van de Royal Society te Londen.Het uitgeven van de kaart werd gefinancierd door de duc de Choisseul, een voortvarend officier, diplomaat en beschermeling van de Madame de Pompadour (maitresse van Lodewijk de XVe).De kaart was in 1763 los te koop voor ?Un Franc et demi?. Tegenwoordig kost hij ?1.200,-.

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        Beyträge zur Kriegs-Kunst und Geschichte des Krieges von 1756 bis 1763

      - Finely engraved vignette on titles, each different, 48 engraved plates of maps, plans, & charts (six heightened in color) on 40 folding sheets, & one folding printed table. Six vols. Large 4to, cont. speckled boards (several with minor rubbing), red vellum lettering pieces on spines. Freiberg: Barthel, 1775-76-78-81-84-86. First edition of this outstanding history of the German campaigns during the Seven Years' War, describing the strategies employed during the conflict. Tielke (1731-87), wrote a series of works on military history and science based on his extensive theoretical knowledge, as well as first-hand combat experience - he was wounded at the Battle of Torgau. Tielke not only recapitulates the decisive moments of these campaigns, he also furnishes case studies regarding tactics, artillery, and fortification. The present work received much praise for its precise methodology, presentation of arguments, and judicious use of historical examples. The finely executed plates include highly detailed maps and battle-plans, including those for Schweidnitz and Maxen, plans and cross-sections of fortifications, and charts of formations and their evolution during the course of the battles. Many of the plates contain complex diagrams, highlighting trajectories and lines-of-sight, and are clearly intended for the instruction of field engineers. A fine copy. ? A.D.B., Vol. 38, pp. 286-88. Jähns 1870f.: "Die wissenschaftliche Gründlichkeit der Beiträge, die Sicherheit der Behandlung, die Genauigkeit in den Angaben und nicht zum wenigsten die kluge und massvolle Art, in welcher der Verfasser die geschichtliche Darstellung für seine theoretischen Anschauungen nutzbar macht, verschafften dem votrefflichen Werke den lebhaften Beifall aller Einsichtigen?In so lehrreicher Weise wie dieser Ingenieur für sein Fach hat kein damaliger Taktiker Friedrichs Feldzüge für das seinige ausgebeutet.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Ecole des armes, avec l'explication générale des principales attitudes et positions concernant l'escrime. Dédiées à Leurs Altesses Royales les Princes Guillaume-Henry & Henry-Frédéric.

      R. & J. Dodsley, Londres 1763 - In-folio oblong de 5 ff.n.ch. (titre, dédicace, préface, table des souscripteurs), 47 planches dessinées par Gwyn et gravées au burin par Grignion, Ryland, Chamber, Hull, etc., légendées généralement d'un feuillet non chiffré de notice (sauf les planches I, XIV, XXIX, XXXII, XLIII & XLV - légendées de deux feuillets - ; la planche XLI - trois feuillets- ; la planche XXVIII - cinq feuillets ; à noter que les planches XXXV, XXXVII, XXXIX, XLII & XLVI ne sont pas légendées) ; un feuillet non chiffré de table, maroquin vert olive, dos à nerfs cloisonné et richement orné à l'anglaise, pièce de titre cerise, encadrement de dent-de-rat, guirlandes et semis floral centroverse sur les plats, tranches dorées, gardes de papier marbré (reliure de l'époque). Édition originale de ce splendide ouvrage sur l'escrime, publié à l'intention de la famille royale anglaise. et dont les exemplaires reliés en maroquin olive avec une pièce de titre rouge, comme ici, étaient spécialement destinés à servir de présent aux princes. Le texte en est entièrement en français (alors que celui de la deuxième édition, de 1765, est bilingue anglais-français). Le Livournais Angelo (1716-1802, que Gelli appelle Malevolti) est un praticien italien suivant les préceptes de l'école française qu'il avait étudiés pendant un séjour de plusieurs années fait à Paris (il y fréquenta la salle d'armes de Teillagorry). Pendant sa résidence à Londres, à partir de 1755 (il devint maître d'armes des enfants de George III), il hébergea le chevalier d'Eon pour qu'il l'aidât à rédiger son traité, et le texte est considéré comme une rédaction à quatre mains. La salle d'armes que l'Italien ouvrit ensuite dans Haymarket jouit vite d'une grande réputation. Angelo mourut avec le titre de Directeur de l'Escrime en Angleterre. Très bel exemplaire relié dans un somptueux maroquin à dentelle. Gelli, Bibliografia della scherma, pp. 21-25 ; Thimm, Bibliography of fencing, p. 9 ; Vigeant, Bibliographie de l'escrime ancienne et moderne, pp. 28-29 (la notice la plus développée est celle de Gelli) ; Collection Garcia Donnell, 26. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Social Harmony: Consisting of a Collection of Songs and Catches. From the Works of the Most Eminent Masters to Which are Added Several Choice Songs on Masonry

      Darnhall, Cheshire: Hale and Son, 1763, 1763. First edition. ESTC T160107, which records three copies in the UK and six in the US. Boards worn at the edges; small tear to one leaf with the loss of a word and three musical notes; minor water-stains on a few scores.. 4to, contemporary boards rebacked in brown calf, leather label, gilt lettering. 18-page list of subscribers and one leaf with errata, addenda and supplement. The list of subscribers and errata are letterpress and the title-page and scores are engraved. A collection of over 100 popular English songs and catches, assembled by Thomas Hale and sold by subscription. Judging by the size of the list of subscribers (over 600), Social Harmony would appear to have been a success, though copies are uncommon today. Included is music by Henry Purcell, John Blow and Frederick Handel.

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        Litteratura Iuris, Final Edition, Two Folding Plates.

      1763 - Scarce Eighteenth-Century Legal Bibliography with an Interesting Association Hommel, Karl Ferdinand [1722-1781]. Litteratura Iuris. Leipzig: Apud Casparum Fritsch, 1779. [xvi], 366, [36] pp. Two folding copperplate leaves. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary paper covered boards, early hand-lettered title to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing and soiling to boards, rubbing to extremities with wear to joints, edges and corners, spine abraded, bookplate of Guido Kisch to front pastedown, large copperplate vignette to title page. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, some discoloration to margins of folding leaves, leaf of notes in Kisch's hand and a circular for a legal journal laid in. Early owner signature and fragment of label to front pastedown, two later signatures to head of title page, one Guido Kisch's dated 1952, interior otherwise clean. * Second edition, revised, the final and best edition of this work. Each item in this select bibliography has a detailed critical annotation, many of them running a page or more in length. The unusual allegorical title vignette, indicating a sifter separated human from animal heads, indicates the book's intention to steer the reader to the best law books. The first folding plate illustrates the novel pictorial method used in Johann Buno's Memoriale Institutionum Iuris (1672) and Memoriale Corporis Iuris (1673). The second plate reproduces a pair of facsimile tablet fragments from the Corpus Juris Civilis. It relates to a discussion of issues dealing with transcription and philology. The work concludes with a detailed index. The laid-in items are a slip of notes with references to this book and a circular for Quellen and Forschungen zur Strafrechtsgeschichte, a German legal journal. Kisch [1889-1985] was a prominent jurist and scholar who produced important works on humanism, Jewish law and history, German jurisprudence and the history of German-Jewish relations. The first two editions were published in 1751 and 1761. All are scarce. Including all three editions, OCLC locates 4 copies in North America, 4 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Michigan, University of Texas-Austin, all 1761 editions), 1 of the 1779 edition (New York Public Library), no copies of the first edition. Das Verzeichnis Deutscher [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cavelier & Fils, Autograph Letter Signed to Auguste Chouteau Nouvelle Orleans, August 16, 1806

      quarto, two page autograph letter signed, old folds and creases otherwise very good. Rene Auguste Chouteau, to whom this letter was written, was assistant to Pierre Laclede in the founding of St. Louis in 1763-1764. For some time, under the Spanish regime, he and his half brother Pierre traded among the Osage Indians, but chiefly he was identified with St. Louis, of which by his death in 1829 he had become the wealthiest citizen and largest landholder. Born in New Orleans, he had connections there all his life, particularly in the mercantile field, as exemplified by the present letter, which is written in French. Cavelier & Fils were the agents of the fur traders in New Orleans. This letter replies to a letter of May 26th, received by "le Courrier," in which Chouteau had ordered various goods. It touches on various business affairs and also mentions two names significant in the history of the fur trade, "Mr. Robidou," the elder Joseph Robidoux, and "James Makay", the former Nor'Wester who a decade earlier had headed operations on the upper Missouri of the "Missouri Company" and by this time, had become a solid citizen of St. Louis. References: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­American National Biography, volume 4, pp. 843-844; Dictionary of American Biography, volume two, pp. 94-95; Thrapp, Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, volume 1, p. 268; Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, p. 106.

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection des toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Nouvelle edition. Tome dix-septieme. 3 parts in 1 volume.

      Den Haag, Pierre de Hondt, 1763. - circa 26 x 21 cm. IV, 266, 297 pp., 1 f., 48 pp., with many portraits and vignettes in the text, 13+74 = 87 plates and maps Contemporary full mottled calf with richly gilt spine "Self -contained volume 17 of this large series curated by Prevost. Here the three parts about the Dutch East Indies (today Indonesia). The first part gives the lives and portraits of the Dutch governors. The plates show views of Batavia and other colonies. - The second part gives a "Histoire naturelle des Indes orientales". - The third part has the title: "Considerations sur l'etat present de la compagnie Hollandoise des Indes Orientales, rélativement à sa navigation, à son commerce & à son gouvernement; & sur les moyens de remédier aux causes de sa décadence" by Mr. Gustave Guillaume Baron d'Imhoff, ci-devant Gouverneur-Général, pour la Compagnie aux Indes Orientales (at the end dated 24 novembre 1741). - Most copies we can trace have less plates than 87 but the "avis au relieur" at the end of the second part does call for 13 plates in part 1 and in part 2: 2 maps, 11 plates of plants, 53 of fish, 5 of ecrevisses, cancres ou crabbes, 2 of mammals and 1 of birds - a total of 87 as present in our volume. Added to this is a larger number of engravings and vignettes in the text. - Some browning and foxing as well as staining - some quires with heavier browning! Plates mostly crisp and on better paper than the text, few with small marginal water staining. Title with old armorial collector s stamp. Hinges cracked but solid and not detached, binding rubbed, spine darker. - Price reduced due to condition (! do not buy if you are looking for a nice copy! Here about half the price of better copies with less plates!) but still a very good and complete copy with all plates. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ecclesiastical Law.

      London: printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, 1763 - 2 volumes, quarto (266 x 207 mm). Contemporary calf, red and green morocco labels to spines, compartments elaborately decorated and ruled in gilt, boards decoratively framed in blind. Extremities rubbed, corners gently bumped, spine labels a little chipped, boards scuffed and marked, hinges cracked but holding, endpapers browned from turn-ins, contents lightly foxed with a few marks to margins, minor nicks to lower edge of vol. I a1 and upper edge of vol. II sig. 5G4, overall a very good set. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns, armorial embossed stamp to title pages. First edition of the legal writer and Church of England clergyman's highly regarded survey of ecclesiastical jurisdiction. It "achieved a prominence little short of Blackstone's Commentaries" (Clark, p. 172) and is considered by many to be "the best summary of the day" of formal church law (Gunn & Witte, p. [12]). Burn (1709-1785) was at the time the Vicar of Orton in Westmorland and a justice of the peace for Westmorland and Cumberland. See J. C. D. Clark, The Language of Liberty 1660-1832: Political Discourse and Social Dynamics in the Anglo-American World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994; T. Jeremy Gunn & John Witte Jr (eds.), No Establishment of Religion: America's Original Contribution to Religious Liberty. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Déscription géographique de la Guyane, contenant les possessions et les etablissemens des Francois, des Espagnols, des Portugais, des Hollandois dans ces vastes pays. Le climat, les productions de la terre et des animaux

      L'Iimprimerie de Didot, Paris 1763 - Printed title+engraved title+iii-xiv+294+[2] pages with 20 maps (8 folding) and 10 plates. Quarto (10 1/4" x 8") bound in quarter leather over paste paper boards with five raised spine bands with gilt lettering in red label. Provence The Explorers Club Collection. (Sabin 4551) First edition. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer, and member of the French intellectual group called the philosophes. In 1721, at age 18, he was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy. In August 1741, he became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. During his reign the Depot came out with prodigious amount of charts and maps among which was a large folio format sea-charts of France, the Neptune Francois. He also produced a number of sea-atlases of the world, e.g., the Atlas Maritime and the Hydrographie Francaise. These gained fame, distinction and respect all over Europe and were republished throughout the 18th and even in the succeeding century. Bellin set a very high standard of workmanship and accuracy thus gaining for France a leading role in European cartography and geography. Many of his maps were copied by other mapmakers of Europe. Spaniards explored the Guiana coast in 1500 and settled the area around Cayenne in 1503. French merchants from Rouen opened a trading centre in the coastal village of Sinnamary in 1624, followed by others from Rouen or Paris who founded Cayenne in 1643. The Treaty of Breda awarded the territory to France in 1667, and the Dutch, who had occupied Cayenne in 1664, but were expelled in 1676. French Guiana’s cultural milieu reflects the diverse background of the resident ethnic communities. Indigenous and African crafts, customs, and arts predominate among their respective peoples. A distinctive mixed-Creole culture is dominant in the urban areas, highlighted by brilliantly coloured and distinctively patterned costumes; dances reflecting African, East Indian, and French 18th-century influence; and festivals. This is a fine account of Guiana and the surrounding region, with discussion of the flora and fauna, indigenous peoples, and geography, especially the major rivers. Among the maps is the town of Paramaribo and the colony of Surinam, and the course of the Orinoco. The Explorers Club is an American-based international multidisciplinary professional society with the goal of promoting scientific exploration and field study. The club was founded in New York City, and has served as a meeting point for explorers and scientists worldwide. In 1904, a group of men active in exploration met at the request of Henry Collins Walsh, to form an organization to unite explorers in the bonds of good fellowship and to promote the work of exploration by every means in its power. Among these men were Adolphus Greely, Donaldson Smith, Henry Collins Walsh, Carl Lumholtz, Marshall Saville, Frederick Dellenbaugh, and David Brainard. After several further informal meetings, The Explorers Club was incorporated on October 25, 1905. Women were first admitted in 1981, with a class including Sylvia Earle and Kathryn Sullivan. Condition: Printed title soiled and one corner with a restored loss, some finger-soiling to first few leaves, three maps with pale staining, several of the folding maps with Explorers Club blindstamps, boards lightly rubbed, 20th century quarter bind else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [A remarkable collection of Colonial Virginia laws and imprints covering the years 1748 to 1763]

      Williamsburg: William Hunter or Joseph Royle, 1763. 24 imprints, with individual paginations provided in the listing below. Folio. Bound to style in three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt, leather label. Contemporary manuscript notes, mainly to earlier laws.An extraordinary collection of early Virginia laws and imprints.An excellent run of colonial Virginia laws and imprints from the press of William Hunter, the largest single group of early Virginia imprints to appear on the market since at least World War II. Hunter was the second printer in Virginia, following William Parks, who died in 1749. Hunter did not begin to print until late 1750, and his early output was scanty; he did not get the contract to print the Virginia statutes until 1752. This transition explains why Hunter did not print the 1748 acts found here until 1753. Hunter was succeeded in 1761 by Joseph Royle, who was the only printer in Virginia until 1765. This volume contains about one third of all the imprints recorded by Berg between 1753 and 1763.There is much on slavery. The first act printed here is entitled, "An Act declaring the Negro, Mulatto, and Indian Slaves, within this Dominion, to be Real Estate." Other laws define who shall be slaves, provide regulations for handling runaway slaves, slave duties, and so on. Other laws relate to tobacco, the College of William and Mary, land purchases from the Nottoway Indians, and much more.Beginning in 1754, laws relating to the military begin to appear, commensurate with the start of the French and Indian War in that year. Such laws concentrate on militia-building, raising revenue for "the Protection of His Majesty's Subjects on the Frontiers of this Colony," with additional laws such as "An Act for preventing and repelling the hostile Incursions of the Indians, at Enmity with the Inhabitants of this Colony," an amendment to "An Act for making Provision against Invasions and Insurrections," "An Act to enable certain Persons to contract for the Transportation of the Neutral French to Great-Britain," "An Act for preventing Mutiny and Desertions," "An Act for granting an Aid to his Majesty, for the better Protection and Defence of this Colony..." and others. All of these are acts critical to the French and Indian war, and to the career of George Washington and other later leaders of the Revolution.Many more acts relate to land, tobacco, western expansion, and slaves; an accurate catalogue of the obsessions of the Virginia planter class,Additionally, this copy holds extensive near-contemporary annotations by a William Green, the marginalia dated 1837 next to his signature. Green writes about the printing history of Virginia laws, and how this particular book relates to previously-printed legal works that seem to cover the same span of years. His annotations fill the front pastedown, both sides of the front free endpaper, and the margins of the first leaf of text, with occasional marginal annotations throughout. A transcript of his notes on the preliminary leaves is laid in.The individual imprints are as follows:1) Acts of Assembly, now in force, in Virginia. Occasioned by the Repeal of Sundry Acts Made in the Twenty Second Year of His Majesty's Reign, and in the Year of Our Lord 1748 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1753]. 58pp. Berg 77; Bristol B1635; ESTC W23622; Shipton & Mooney 40677.2) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Vicessimo Quinto. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the College, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Twenty Seventh Day of February...1752 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1752]. 47, [1]pp. Berg 78; ESTC W8519; Evans 6942.3) Acts of Assembly, Passed at a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the College in the City of Williamsburg, on Thursday the Twenty Seventh Day of February...One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two...to Thursday the First Day of November...One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Three. Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1754. [2],46pp. Berg 88; Bristol B1636, B1689; ESTC W23630; Shipton & Mooney 40725.4) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Vicesimo Septimo. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the College in the City of Williamsburg, on Thursday the 27th Day of February...1752...to Thursday the 14th Day of February...1754 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1754]. 4pp. Berg 89; Bristol B1690; ESTC W23631; Shipton & Mooney 40726.5) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Vicesimo Octavo. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the College in the City of Williamsburg, on Thursday the Twenty Seventh Day of February...One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two...to Thursday the Twenty Second Day of August...One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Four [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1754]. 6pp. Berg 90; Bristol B1691; ESTC W23632; Shipton & Mooney 40727.6) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Vicesimo Nono. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the College, in the City of Williamsburg, on Thursday the 27th Day of February...1752...to Tuesday the 5th Day of August...1755 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1755]. 22pp. Berg 99; Bristol B1785; ESTC W23635; Shipton & Mooney 40810.7) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Vicesimo Nono. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the College, in the City of Williamsburg, on Thursday the 27th Day of February...1752...to Monday the 27th Day of October...1755 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1755]. 8pp. Berg 100; Bristol B1786; ESTC W23636; Shipton & Mooney 40811.8) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Vicesimo Nono. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Twenty-Fifth of March...1756 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1756]. 28pp. Berg 107; ESTC W23637; Evans 7808.9) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Twenty-Fifth of March...One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-Six...to Monday the Twentieth of September [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1756]. 4pp. Berg 108; ESTC W23638; Evans 7809.10) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Twenty-Fifth of March...One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-Six...to Thursday the Fourteeth of April...One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-Seven [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1757]. 48pp. Berg 114; ESTC W23702; Evans 8054.11) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo Primo. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Twenty-Fifth Day of March...1756...to Thursday the Thirtieth of March...1758 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1758]. 5pp. Berg 123; Bristol B2005; ESTC W14106; Shipton & Mooney 41015.12) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo Secundo. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Fourteenth Day of September...1758 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1758]. 34pp. Berg 124; Bristol B2006; ESTC W14107; Shipton & Mooney 41016.13) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo Secundo. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Fourteenth Day of September...1758...to Thursday the 9th of September [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1758]. 2pp. Berg 125; ESTC W14109; Evans 827314) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo Secundo. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Fourteenth Day of September...1758...to Thursday the 22d of February...1759 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1759]. 36pp. Berg 133; ESTC W14108; Evans 8509.15) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo Tertio. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Fourteenth Day of September...1758...to Thursday the 1st of November...1759 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1759]. 8pp. Berg 134; ESTC W14104; Evans 8510.16) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo Tertio. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Fourteenth Day of September...1758...to Tuesday the 4th of March...1760 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1760]. 6pp. Berg 139; ESTC W14103; Evans 8754.17) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo Tertio. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Fourteenth Day of September...1758...to Monday the 19th of May...1760 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1760]. 6pp. Berg 140; ESTC W14105; Evans 8755.18) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tricesimo-Quarto. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Fourteenth Day of September...1758...to Monday the 6th of October...1760 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1760]. 7pp. Berg 141: ESTC W14110; Evans 8756.19) Anno Regni Georgii III, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Primo. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Fourteenth Day of September...1758...to Thursday the 5th of March...1761 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1761]. 9-50pp. Berg 146; ESTC W14102; Evans 9030.20) Anno Regni Georgii III, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae et Hiberniae, Secundo. At a General-Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Tuesday the 26th of May...1761...to Tuesday the 3rd of November [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1761]. 14pp. Berg 147; ESTC W14100; Evans 9031.21) Anno Regni Georgii III, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae et Hiberniae, Secundo. At a General-Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Tuesday the 26th of May...1761...to Thursday the 14th of January, 1762 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1762]. 2pp. Berg 153; ESTC W14101; Evans 9290.22) Anno Regni Georgii III, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae et Hiberniae, Secundo. At a General-Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Tuesday the 26th of May...1761...to Tuesday the 30th of March, 1762 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1762]. 10pp. Berg 154; ESTC W14099; Evans 9291.23) Anno Regni Georgii III, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae et Hiberniae, Tertio. At a General-Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Tuesday the 26th of May...1761...to Tuesday the 2d of November, 1762 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1762]. 52pp. Berg 155; ESTC W14098; Evans 9292.24) Anno Regni Georgii III, Regis Magnae Brittaniae, Franciae et Hiberniae, Tertio. At a General-Assembly, Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Williamsburg, on Tuesday the 26th of May...1761...to Thursday the 19th of May, 1763 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1763]. 9pp. Berg 159; Bristol B2447; ESTC W18723; Shipton & Mooney 41421.A remarkable collection of imprints. Most of these works are located in only three or four copies by Berg; the only Virginia institution with a partial holding is the Virginia State Library.

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        Annus medicus primus (&) secundus, quo sistuntur observationes circa morbos acutos et chronicos, adjiciunturque eorum curationes, et quaedam anatomicae cadaverum sectiones. Edition altera. - (Angebunden) - Ders.: Libellus quo demonstratur: Colchici Autumnalis radicem .

      Wien, Johann Thomas Trattner, 1762 und 1760 (2. Teil) und 1763. - 3 Teile in 1 Band. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl. 166 S.; 291 S.; 66 S. mit einer mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen Tafel. Marmorierter Kalbslederband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Hirsch, V, 546. - Blake 433. - Lesky 634. - I: Zweite Ausgaben, erschienen erstmals 1759 und 1760. - Störck beschreibt in den beiden Bänden die akuten Krankheitsfälle in Wien vom 10. Juli 1758 bis zum Juni 1760, die Therapien und Sectionen. - II: Erste Ausgabe. - Über die Herbstzeitlose als Heilpflanze. - Störck (1731-1803) war Assistent und Nachfolger von Van Swieten und einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der Wiener Schule. - Vorsatz mit altem Besitzerstempel. Vereinzelt gebräunt. - In einem sehr dekorativen Einband.

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        A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences

      London: W. Owen, 1763. Second edition, enlarged. With 302 engraved plates by T. Jeffreys. xvi, 3506 pp. Thick 8vo. Contemporary reverse calf, morocco spine labels. Some rubbing and wear to boards, internally clean. Second edition, enlarged. With 302 engraved plates by T. Jeffreys. xvi, 3506 pp. Thick 8vo. Second and best edition of this extensively illustrated early encyclopedia.

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        Novum testamentum. Juxta exemplar Millianum. Typis Joannis Baskerville.

      Oxonii: E Typographiceo Clarendoniano. MDCCLXIII. Suptibus Academiae 1763 - (2)+676 pages17x25 cm. p. Greek text, with owners boolplate Bound in a very fine green full vellum with goldlinedecoration and trd titellabel with goldprint on spine

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        Biblia Sacra Vulgatæ Editionis Jussu Sixti V. Pontif. Max. Recognita, Locupletibus SS. Patrum et Aliorum Probatorum S. Scritpuræ Interpretum Commentariis Illustrata. Una cum Nova, Eaque Excultiore, Nec non ad Sensum Scripturæ Magis Accommoda Versione Germanica, in Commodum et Utilitatem Totius Eccleslæ Catholicæ Præsertim Germanicæ Elucubrata, A, Theologis Monasterii D. Ettonis prope (Vols. 1 & 2 of 4)

      Jacobi Friderici Bez & Sociorum, Constance 1763 - Folio. Two vols. in one, 758 + 562 pp. each with illustrated title page. Blind tooled full vellum binding. Raised bands on spine. All page edges decoratively marbled. Illustrated with a number if breathtaking b/w engravings portraying biblical scenes. Text is double column in Latin and German, Gothic Script. Fully annotated. Heavy age wear and staining to exterior. Claps missing. A number of tears to pages. Browning and foxing throughout, but text and illustrations are in very good condition. Book is in overall good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A remarkable collection of Colonial Virginia laws and imprints covering the years 1748 to 1763]

      William Hunter or Joseph Royle, Williamsburg 1763 - 24 imprints, with individual paginations provided in the listing below. Folio. Bound to style in three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt, leather label. Contemporary manuscript notes, mainly to earlier laws. An extraordinary collection of early Virginia laws and imprints. An excellent run of colonial Virginia laws and imprints from the press of William Hunter, the largest single group of early Virginia imprints to appear on the market since at least World War II. Hunter was the second printer in Virginia, following William Parks, who died in 1749. Hunter did not begin to print until late 1750, and his early output was scanty; he did not get the contract to print the Virginia statutes until 1752. This transition explains why Hunter did not print the 1748 acts found here until 1753. Hunter was succeeded in 1761 by Joseph Royle, who was the only printer in Virginia until 1765. This volume contains about one third of all the imprints recorded by Berg between 1753 and 1763. There is much on slavery. The first act printed here is entitled, "An Act declaring the Negro, Mulatto, and Indian Slaves, within this Dominion, to be Real Estate." Other laws define who shall be slaves, provide regulations for handling runaway slaves, slave duties, and so on. Other laws relate to tobacco, the College of William and Mary, land purchases from the Nottoway Indians, and much more. Beginning in 1754, laws relating to the military begin to appear, commensurate with the start of the French and Indian War in that year. Such laws concentrate on militia-building, raising revenue for "the Protection of His Majesty's Subjects on the Frontiers of this Colony," with additional laws such as "An Act for preventing and repelling the hostile Incursions of the Indians, at Enmity with the Inhabitants of this Colony," an amendment to "An Act for making Provision against Invasions and Insurrections," "An Act to enable certain Persons to contract for the Transportation of the Neutral French to Great-Britain," "An Act for preventing Mutiny and Desertions," "An Act for granting an Aid to his Majesty, for the better Protection and Defence of this Colony." and others. All of these are acts critical to the French and Indian war, and to the career of George Washington and other later leaders of the Revolution. Many more acts relate to land, tobacco, western expansion, and slaves; an accurate catalogue of the obsessions of the Virginia planter class, Additionally, this copy holds extensive near-contemporary annotations by a William Green, the marginalia dated 1837 next to his signature. Green writes about the printing history of Virginia laws, and how this particular book relates to previously-printed legal works that seem to cover the same span of years. His annotations fill the front pastedown, both sides of the front free endpaper, and the margins of the first leaf of text, with occasional marginal annotations throughout. A transcript of his notes on the preliminary leaves is laid in. The individual imprints are as follows: 1) Acts of Assembly, now in force, in Virginia. Occasioned by the Repeal of Sundry Acts Made in the Twenty Second Year of His Majesty's Reign, and in the Year of Our Lord 1748 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1753]. 58pp. Berg 77; Bristol B1635; ESTC W23622; Shipton & Mooney 40677. 2) Anno Regni Georgii II, Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Vicessimo Quinto. At a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the College, in Williamsburg, on Thursday the Twenty Seventh Day of February.1752 [caption title]. [Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1752]. 47, [1]pp. Berg 78; ESTC W8519; Evans 6942. 3) Acts of Assembly, Passed at a General Assembly, Begun and Held at the College in the City of Williamsburg, on Thursday the Twenty Seventh Day of February.One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two.to Thursday the First Day of November.One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Three. Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1754. [2],46pp. Berg 88; Bristol B1636, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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