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        Reise durch Frankreich und Italien oder gesammlete Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen (...) dieser beyden Reiche, und insonderheit der Stadt und Gegend um Nizza, in Briefen abgefaßt. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      4 Bl., 252 S., (S. 253-) 429. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. (Klebezettel am unteren Kapital, etwas berieben). Einzige deutsche Ausgabe dieser Reisebriefe des schottischen Arztes, welcher von 1763 bis 1765 zur Erholung in Südfrankreich (Nizza) und Italien (Florenz, Rom) weilte. "Sein Werk machte ihn zum Prototypen des mürrischen und nörgelnden Reisenden" (Griep/Luber 1301). - Griep/Luber 1302. - Titel gestempelt. Tls. leicht gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Sander]
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        Untitled composite atlas

      First edition. Large folio. Without title page. Comprising 47 maps (43 double-page - 2 single page - 2 folding), hand coloured in outline. Maps generally excellent. Recent half calf in period style with marbled paper-covered boards, gilt, red morocco label to spine; boards slightly rubbed, with some loss to paper at extremities. Variant dates on maps (mostly earlier than publication date).

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        THE REPUBLIC

      Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1763. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. This is a beautifully printed edition of Plato's best known work, a dialogue discussing justice as a virtue in both individuals and governments that remains relevant and influential to the present day. Lowndes calls the translation by Scottish classicist Henry Spens (1714-87) "very faithful," and praises his preface for "containing not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks." Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 (and later run with and by his brother and son, both named Andrew), the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing. With memorable exceptions like the present work, some of which were of great importance in the field of classical scholarship, most of the Foulis books were small format editions of the classics or other texts intended for university students. Whatever their content, the books were always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Our copy was once in the library of Irish peer William Crosbie, Lord Brandon (later Earl of Glandore), praised in the Gentleman's Magazine as "a man of superior order of mind, and of great literary attainments.". 250 x 185 mm. (9 3/4 x 7 1/4"). 4 p.l., [1], vi-xl, 430 pp., [1] leaf (ads).Translated by H. Spens. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Recent period-style calf, attractively gilt, by Courtland Benson, raised bands, morocco label (bound uniformly with previous item). Front pastedown with remnants of engraved bookplate of William Crosbie; verso of title page with ink stamp of Lord Brandon (Crosbie). Gaskell 423; Hoffmann III, 149; Lowndes III, 1878. Isolated marginal spots or smudges, otherwise a fine copy, the text clean and smooth, with ample margins, in a convincing new antique-style binding. This is a beautifully printed edition of Plato's best known work, a dialogue discussing justice as a virtue in both individuals and governments that remains relevant and influential to the present day. Lowndes calls the translation by Scottish classicist Henry Spens (1714-87) "very faithful," and praises his preface for "containing not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks." Founded by Robert Foulis in 1740 (and later run with and by his brother and son, both named Andrew), the Foulis Press produced more than 700 editions in six decades of publishing. With memorable exceptions like the present work, some of which were of great importance in the field of classical scholarship, most of the Foulis books were small format editions of the classics or other texts intended for university students. Whatever their content, the books were always characterized by accurate scholarship, fine quality paper and types, and printing that was done to exacting technical standards. Our copy was once in the library of Irish peer William Crosbie, Lord Brandon (later Earl of Glandore), praised in the Gentleman's Magazine as "a man of superior order of mind, and of great literary attainments."

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        Geschichte der Kaiserinn Irene. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      Leipzig, Carl Ludig Jacobi Wittwe, 1763. \"Kl. 8°. (1 nn. Bl. mit gest. Wappendarstellung), Titelbl., 3 nn. Bll., 151 S., mit Kopfstücken, Initialen u. Schlußvignetten - Dazugeb. Adl.1.: Die Stille Insel und die Fröliche Insel; oder: Reise des Genius Alaciels nach diesen beyden Inseln. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Breßlau, Thorn und Leipzig, im Verlag George Gottlieb Horns 1762. 96 S., mit Titelblattvignette, Initialen, Kopfstücken u. e. Schlußvignette. - Angebunden: Die Geschichte der Enveloppe, ein Comischer Roman. Breßlau und Leipzig, bey Daniel Pietsch und Compagnie, 1763. Titelbl., (3 nn. Bll.), 47 S., mit gestochener Titelblattvignette (L. B. Strachowskij sculps. Vratisl.) u. zwei Kopfstücken. Halblederband aus jüngerer Zeit, Rückenschildchen und -verzierung goldgeprägt, Einbanddeckel und Vorsatz marmoriert, Schnitt gesprenkelt, mit Lesebändchen. Das erste unbedruckte Blatt zeigt einen Stich des Churfürstl. Sächsichen Wappens verso, sowie einen Besitzeintrag von alter Hand avers ((Ex Libris Joannis W. Jaroschka). Einbd. an den Deckelkanten abgerieben, an den Kapitalen m. Einrissen, im Text z. Tl. wasserfleckig.\" \"Vgl. Hoefer 35,494f. - Sammelband mit drei selbständigen Drucken, der erste eine deutsche Übersetzung der \"\"Histoire de l`Imperatrice Irene\"\", einer Biographie der Irene von Athen, Kaiserin des Byzantinischen Reichs (752-803), verfasst von Abbé Vincent Mignot, (ca. 1725-1791), Historiker u. Neffe Voltaires (Nicht bei GV u. Fromm). GV 69,185 (Adl.1). GV 46,181. Vgl. Thieme/Becker 32,151 (Adl. 2) ? zwei wenig verbreitete Romane unbekannt gebliebener Autoren. ?Die Geschichte der Enveloppe?, mit v. Vater oder Sohn Bartholomäus Strahowski gestochener Titelvignette, trägt schon im GV den Vermerk Selten!\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Geschichte, Belletristik, Literatur, 18. Jahrhundert

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Sammelband mit 75 gestochenen Tafeln

      Verschiedene Druckorte 1763 Verschiedene Druckorte, (1738 - 1763). 75 in Kupfer gestochenen Tafeln, Halbleder mit goldgeprägten Titeln, Folio (etwas fleckig/4 Blätter lose innenliegend) - enthalten sind u.a. folgende Tafeln: A midnight modern conversation/Noon/Evening/Marriage a la mode, Plate I-VI/Industry and Idleness. The fellow Prentices at their looms/The industrious`prentice perfotming The duty of a Christian/The idle prentice at Play in the church yard, during divine service/The industrious `prentice, a favourite, and entrusted by his master/The idle` prentice turn`d away and fent to sea/The industrious`ptrntice out of his time & married to his masters daughter/The idle prentice returned from sea, in a Garret with a common prostitute/The industrious `prentice grown rich & Sheriff of London/Gin Lane/Cruelty in perfection - Versand D: 5,90 EUR originale Kunst/ Graphik/ Plakate

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        Antique Print-CUPID-GRACES-GARLAND-Boucher-Beauvarlet-1763

      - Antique print, titled: 'L'Amour enchaine par les Graces. ' - Cupid enchained by the Graces. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Jacques-Firmin Beauvarlet' after 'Francois Boucher'. Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet (Abbeville 1731-1797) was a celebrated French engraver. He went to Paris when young, and was instructed in the art by Charles Dupuis and Laurent Cars. Francois Boucher (1703-1770) was a prominent French painter in the rococo style. He is known for idyllic, pastoral scenes and voluptuous treatment of classical themes. Condition: Excellent, given age. Margin edges a little browned, rear browned. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: GV-B1-09 The overall size is ca. 15.8 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 14.5 x 19.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 40.2 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 36.9 x 50.2 cm.

      [Bookseller: ThePrintsCollector]
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        Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-Ploos van Amstel-Van de Velde-1763

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. Shepherd and shepherdess near a stream Printdrawing on laid paper paper. Watermark: A printdrawing is a work of art made to simulate a drawing, using a combination of graphical techniques including roulette, mezzotint, crayon / stipple engraving, etching and aquatint etching. Description: Made in 1763, published in 1765 State: Only state Ref: LNP 4. signed in pencil on the backArtists and Engravers: Made by 'Cornelis Ploos van Amstel' after 'Adriaen van de Velde'. Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (1726-1798) was active as merchant in Amsterdam. He was an avid collector of art and invented a method of making prints after drawings from his own collection. Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1672) was a very versatile artist. He made paintings, drawings and prints. He is even known to make terracotta sculptures. His subjectmatter is almost always cattle, dogs and horses. Condition: Very good, given age. No margins, as published, together on the original support. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-B3-42 The overall size is ca. 9.8 x 10.1 inch. The image size is ca. 9.8 x 10.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 24.8 x 25.7 cm. The image size is ca. 24.8 x 25.7 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Familles des plantes.

      Paris, Vincent, 1763 - 2 Bll., CCCXXV, 189 S.; 1 Bl., 24 S., 2 Bll., 640 S. 1 gefalt. Kupfertafel. Erste Ausgabe. - Hunt 577. Pritzel 21. Stafleu/C. 26. DSB I, 58: "In this book he [d. i. Michel Adanson] proclaimed his contempt for `systems` and proposed a natural classification based upon all characters rather than upon a few arbitrarily selected ones, an attempt that brought him into conflict with Linnaeus.". - "Adansons Interessen verlagerten sich mehr und mehr auf Fragen des Systematik im Allgemeinen. So zog er in seinen 1763 erschienen `Familles des plantes` aus der Überlegung, dass jede menschliche Geselllschaft je nach den Erfahrungen, denen sie in ihrer jeweiligen Umwelt ausgesetzt ist, ihren besonderen Beitrag zum Wissen liefern kann, zwei Schlussfolgerungen: Zum einen seien bei der Klassifikation der Pflanzen nicht nur bestimmte, sondern alle Merkmale zu berücksichtigen. Zum anderen sei die Einführung neuer Pflanzennamen abzulehnen und stattdessen seinen sämtliche bereits existierenden Pflanzennamen zu sammeln. Mit beiden Schlussfolgerungen geriet Adanson in Opposition zu c. v. Linne, so dass den `Familles des plantes` die erhoffte Rezeption versagt blieb, auch wenn das Konzept der `natürlichen Familie` fortleben sollte". (Lexikon der bedeutenden Naturwissenschaftler. Bd. 1, S. 8). - Leicht gebräunt und teils etw. fleckig. Vorsatz mit hs. Namen. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1400 8°. Ldr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung und Wappensupralibros (Rücken hinterlegt bzw. mit kl. Wurmgängen, etw. bestoßen und fleckig). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter, signed, concerning Barbary pirates.

      - 2 pages (30.6 x 21.5 cm) on a bifolium, Algiers, 1 June 1763, to an unknown recipient, docketed on verso of integral blank "Algiers 1 June 1763 Consul Bruce"; a bit faded, some short fold separations. The great traveller and explorer of the Nile at the very beginning of his career abroad. In 1763 Bruce was appointed the British Consul at Algiers, charged with studying the antiquities and ruins of the country as well as maintaining diplomatic relations. In fact, Bruce's consular duties left almost no time for exploration, which he took up in earnest after he was relieved of his consular position in 1765. The present letter is likely one of the first reports that Bruce sent back to Great Britain. It explains his preparations for resisting the assaults of Barbary Pirates on British property. "There has been for these several days reports here that the Emperor of Morocco was putting out some Chebeques [war ships, usually mounted with 24 guns] to cruze upon the English And from Gibraltar it has been wrote that orders are come to bring all British subjects from the Moorish dominions & that a frigate has been stationed of Sallé Bar. I thought it my Duty in Case this should be true to speak to the Dey for leave to Export provisions to Mahon and Gibraltar should the Communications of those places with Theran be cut off. The King & principal Officers of the Government have assurd me that in the most Chearful manner that they will now & Every time Use supply & Assist these Garrisons as their own. . This Assurance the Dey Accompanied with Every Expression of Affection & Respect both for the King & For the Nation." Bruce makes a request for some assistance to be sent to him, claiming that such an attention would not only ease his burden but also flatter the Dey. "If there should be a War with Morocco & after it as it Can be but very short his Majesty should have occasion to send any person thither, I shall be much obliged to you." Bruce also hopes that consular help would allow him to begin his travel and exploration: "It would give me an Opportunity of passing through a great part of the inland Country barely known at all. . A journey into the Inland parts of the Country . I am Every day more & more convinced would bring to light a Number of very Valuable Antiquities. Every Camp or Courier that is despatched from the Beys or Government near the borders of the desert Give accounts of Large Cities that still have Immense remains nearly Entire but Every day suffering from the Barbarity of the Moors or by the need the Turks have of the Stones for Forts. A renegade formerly a Spanish priest Assures me that two days from Constantine There is a City much Larger than Madrid. ."

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        Relación descriptiva de la ciudad, y Provincia de Truxillo del Perú con noticias exactas de su estado político.

      Imprenta del Real y Supremo Consejo de Indias, Madrid 1763 - " "Description Of The City Of Truxillo In Peru By a Jesuit. With Fine Folding Maps, One Printed In Blue Hydrography, Demography, Indians, Economic Activities ". Folio; 3 folding maps (one hand coloured, one printed in blue). Contemporary vellum; a fine copy, with wide margins and strong impressions of the maps. First edition. A spurious description of the city of Truxillo (Peru), written at the bequest of the Viceroy Conde de Superunda; it gives a comprehensive survey of the hydrography, lands, miners, riches, demographic reality, Indians, Spanish settlements, economic activities, fishing, flora and fauna, of this relevant city located in the Pacific coast.Feijoo de Sosa (1718–1791) was a Peruvian-born politician and surveyor, studied under the Jesuits at the Colegio de San Martin and later at San Marcos University. Under Viceroy Amat (1761-1776) Feijoo was instrumental for the reorganization of the colonial structure and the seizing and expulsion of the Jesuits. Handsomely printed work, with engraved arms at head of title, portrait frontispiece of Charles III by Munquia and three splendid folding maps. The maps are entitled "Perspectiva y demarcación del territorio de la Ciudad de Truxillo del Perú visto de los surgideros de Malabrigo Guanchaco Guañape", printed in blue, "Carta Topographica de la Provincia de Truxillo del Perú con pueblos puertos haziendas confines y origen de sus Ríos", with contemporary colour, and "Descripción del Valle del Chimo y planispherica de la Ciudad de Truxillo del Perú"; the three maps are engraved by González. Rare, apparently printed privately for the Supremo Consejo de Indias, not meant for distribution.Sabin, 24256; Palau, 87210. (C/S. H.) " S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        Receipt for 60 Pounds Received for Cuff (?), a Negro Man

      1763. Hardcover. Fair. Holograph document dated March 18, 1763. Being one page in a pocket notebook, of about 46 leaves, vellum, with a brass clasp, 15.5cm. x 8cm., containing also other later notes and financial records. A partial draft of the receipt is found on the prior page. The receipt was signed by Elisha Hammond and witnessed by Ephraim Haskell. The purchaser was Moses Swift. According to records we found on the Internet, three men with those names lived in or near Rochester, Massachusetts in 1763. Receipt page in Very Good condition, Notebook itself Fair. Text of document: March the 18th 1763 Received of Mr. Moses Swift Sixty Pounds Lawful Money it being for a Negro Man which I do warrent from the Lawful Clames of all persons During his Natural life as witness my hand: Elisha Hammond :his name being Cuff. Testo Ephraim Haskell."

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        Histoire des Druses,Peuple du Liban,Forme par une Colonie de Francois,avec des Politiques et Geographiques avec Figures.

      chez Cailleau,libraire, Paris 1763 - Reliure cuir marbre,dos a cinq nerfs avec fleurons et titre dore.filets dores en bordure des plats.plats marbres.Ex-libris.Page de f.titre avec une gravure.Page de titre.Avant-propos dedie a Monseigneur le Duc de Berry avec les privileges ( VIII).Table des chapitres ( XI et XII)(erreur de pagination).Histoire des Druses (212 p.)Notes historiques (de la page 213 a 320).Table des matieres (de la page 335 a 355)(erreur de pagination).Errata (de la page 356 a 358).1 carte depliante.4 planches dont 1 depliante.Livre divise en trois parties;livre 1er,Etat ancien des Druses.Livre 2nd,Etat actuel des Druses.Livre 3eme,Du commerce des Druses.Superbe ouvrage.Poids 290 gr.Format 17 x 10,5 cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NEW AND COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES; COMPREHENDING ALL THE BRANCHES OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE (4 Vol)

      W. Owen, London 1763 - Vol 1 pp xvi + 840 with 66 plates, Vol 2 pp 841-1860 with 83 plates, Vol 3 pp 1861-2692 with 74 plates, Vol 4 pp 2693-3506 with 76 plates; new gilt decorated full leather with 5 raised bands. Now a near fine set relatively free of foxing. "With accurate descriptions as well of the various, machines, instruments, tools, figures, and schemes necessary for illustrating them, as of the classes, kins, preparations, and uses of natural productions, whether animals, vegetables, minerals, fossils or fluids". Profusely illustrated. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dissertazioni sopra le antichità italiane già composte e pubblicate in latino? Opera postuma data in luce dal proposto Gianfrancesco Soli Muratori suo nipote. Seconda edizione napolitana accresciuta di prefazioni e note opportune dall'abate Gaetano Cenni con indice più copioso. Divisa in tre tomi.In Napoli, a spese di Antinio Cervone, 1763.

      In Napoli, a spese di Antinio Cervone 1763 - Tre volumi di cm. 23,5, pp. iv, xx, 388; viii, 428; (4) viii, 360. Con 8 tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti prevalentemente medaglioni (alcune schede bibliografiche menzionano anche la presenzia di un ritratto, assente nella stragrande maggioranza degli esemplari censiti online). Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro al dorso; tagli spruzzati. Trascurabili segni del tempo, lievi e uniformi fioriture tipiche della carta napoletana, sporadiche macchiette. Buon esemplare. Stimata edizione romana della traduzione italiana di questa fondamentale opera di Ludovico Antonio Muratori (1672-1750) che, attraverso la riscoperta di antiche carte, diplomi, lettere e cronache, cerca di ricostruire con spirito di spiccata erudizione le principali tappe della storia comunale italiana. Nonostante non risultino immuni da errori di ricostruzione storica, queste dissertazioni si rivelano fonte inesauribile di spunti di ricerca e vengono considerate come un vero e proprio monumento della cultura settecentesca italiana. Come sovente accade, i lavori muratoriani sono infatti veicolo di avvicinamento e comprensione di altre dottrine, a volte poco considerate o addirittura ignorate dalla storiografia. Cfr. Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chronic Vormals Böhmischer Cron-Lehen, Nunmehro ins Allodium gezogener zweyer Städten Friedland und Reichenberg, welcher Deren gewesten Hohen Herrschaften Succession als deren Berken de Duba, deren von Boberstein, deren von Rädern, des von Wallenstein, derer von Gallas und denen von und zu Clam,

      gedruckt bey Johanna Pruschin, Wittib, durch Franz Slansky Factorn, Altstadt Prag 1763 - 8°. ihre Helden-Thaten und Würden, Aufkommen der Städten, Veränderungen der Religion, der Catholischen Geistlichen Hirten-Nachfolge, Kriegs-Bedrängnussen, Stadt- und Gerichts-Sachen, verschiedene Glücks- und Unglücks-Zufälle ., 8 Bl., 440 S., 10 Bl. Register. Spät. Ledereinband auf 3 echten Bünden. Mit 1 Kupferstichvignette,1 (statt 3) Kupfern und 2 (statt 4) Stammtafeln. Einzige Ausgabe der ersten großen Chronik der beiden Städte Friedland und Reichenberg in Nordböhmen, von größter Seltenheit. Es fehlen die 2 Ansichten, der Wappenkupfer ist vorhanden, außerdem fehlen 2 der 4 Stammtafeln (Bieberstein und Gallas) und das 2. Blatt der Widmung, sonst textseitig vollständig. Im 20. Jh. in einen sauberen Ledereinband neu gebunden, dabei offensichtlich die Widmungsblätter in falscher Reihenfolge gebunden und S. 9-16 und 17-24 vertauscht. Papier knapp beschnitten, durchgehend etwas fingerfleckig, wasserandig und leicht stockfleckig. Titelblatt mit Randläsuren, letztes Blatt des Registers mit repariertem Abriss ohne Textverlust. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description et Histoire Naturelle du Groenland.

      Copenhage Et Genève 1763 - Petit in-8 carré ( 180 X 125 mm ) de ( 2 ff.n.c. )-XXVIII-( 2 ff.n.c. de tables )-171 pages, plein veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin olive, filet doré sur coupes, toutes tranches marbrées ( Reliure de l’époque ). EDITION ORIGINALE française bien complète de sa carte dépliante et de ses 10 gravures hors-texte. Feuillets roussis sinon TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE, Rare. Groenland Atlas Histoire Sciences Explorations Cartes Géographie Marine Arctique Voyages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CURSO THEORICO PRACTICO DE OPERACIONES DE CIRUGIA

      - Curso theorico-practico de operaciones de cirugia.- Madrid Joachin Ibarra 1763; 2 partes en un volumen en 4º menor pasta de la época restaurada, frontis grabado por Juan de la Cruz, 10 hh. 556 pp. 3 láminas plegadas grabadas por Juan de la Cruz. Las dos partes con portada propia, la segunda comienza en la página 279. Palau nº 357083. Primera edición. Buen estado de conservación. Las láminas representan instrumental quirúrgico, la tercera instrumental de uso en oftalmología.

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        Rerum Boicarum Scriptores nusquam antehac editi quibus vicinarum quoque gentium nec non Germaniae universae historiae ex monumentis genuinis historicis et diplomaticis plurimum illustrantur. 2 Bände.

      Ignatius Adam & Franciscus Antonius Veith, Augsburg 1763 - Folio (ca. 38 x 24 cm). Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 8 Bll., 800 S., 86 Bll.; 5 Bll., 834 S., 62 Bll. Sprache: Latein, Mit gest. allegorischen Frontispiz von J. R. Störcklin nach F. C. Rauffer und zwei gest. Widmungstafeln sowie zwei (ident.) Titelvignetten von G. S. Rösch. Titel von Band 1 in Rot und Schwarz. ADB 24, 162 ff. Ebert 15047. NDB 19, 426 ff. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. Lateinische und deutsche Texte. - Oefele (1706-1780) war ein hochangesehener Gelehrter, Historiker, Bibliothekar, Hofrat und Kabinettsekretär am Münchener Fürstenhof. Durch seine vielfältigen Kontakte wurde er Mittelpunkt eines aufklärerisch orientierten Gelehrtenkreises ("Oefelegesellschaft"). - "Die "Scriptores rerum Boicarum" sollten erstmals sowohl Urkunden als auch erzählende Quellen aus ganz Bayern umfassen. Da dieses Unternehmen die Kräfte eines einzelnen bei weitem überstieg, stützte O. sich meist auf Abschriften unterschiedlicher Qualität aus bayer. Klöstern und Stiftern, aus dem Kreis seiner Korrespondenten und der "Oefelegesellschaft", aus der Hofbibliothek und aus eigenen Sammlungen. . Der erste Band der "Scriptores rerum Boicarum" wurde 1753/54 gesetzt, doch O.s Zögern und Zweifel verhinderten eine prompte Auslieferung; diese erfolgte erst neun Jahre später, gemeinsam mit dem zweiten Band. Das lang erwartete Werk begründete O.s Ansehen auf Dauer. Ein geplanter 3. Band gelangte über heuristische Ansätze nicht hinaus" (NDB). "Die herausragenden Leistungen des Verlags der Gebrüder Veith bei der Veröffentlichung gelehrter Werke hatten. Oefele. dazu bewogen, seine große Quellenedition. diesem Augsburger Verlag anzuvertrauen" (Gier/Janota, Augsburger Buchdruck. S. 505). - Insgesamt ungewöhnlich gut erhaltene dekorative Lederbände mit wenigen kleinen Einbandschäden (einige Wurmlöcher, kl. Fehlstelle am Kapital von Bd. 2, leicht berieben bzw. Kratzspur auf dem Deckel, Ecken etwas bestoßen/angeplatzt). Innen breitrandig und sehr sauber. Jeweils mit Exlibris der Bibliothek Wessely, Wien auf dem Vorsatz und mit kleinem Stempel "Bibliothek Othmar Wessely" auf dem Titel verso. 7500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plato Redivivus or a dialogue concerning government wherein by observations drawn from other Kingdoms and States both ancient and modern an endeavour is used to discover the present politic distemper of our own with the causes and remedies By Henry Neville

          "Fourth Edition" (i.e. a reissue of the "third edition" of 1745). 12mo. [Binding: 174 x 107 mm]. [iv (first leaf blank), 284 pp. Bound in contemporary polished red sheepskin by John Matthewman for Thomas Hollis, the covers tooled with a border of a single gilt fillet and in the centre of the front cover a gilt cockerell and in the centre of the back cover a seated owl; smooth spine tooled up the spine with the title "PLATO REDIV." divided by a gilt Cap of Liberty or Phrygian Cap; on the first blank leaf a smoked or inked impression of the figure of Liberty and on the rear flyleaf a seated Britannia; curl marbled endleaves, red sprinkled edges (the slightest rubbing on the joints, otherwise fine and bright). Red cloth folding box. London: Printed for A. Millar,

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de la Maison professe des ci-devant soi-disans Jesuites

      - xx (i.e. xxiv), [2], 448, 59 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled calf, spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Pissot & Gogue, 1763. An important sale catalogue of the library of the Maison Professe des Jesuites of Paris, founded in 1580. This library was comprised of many donations, the most notable being that of Pierre Daniel Huet (1630-1721), bishop of Avranches and scholar. Huet, whose scholarship was very well-known, made considerable scientific researches as well as classical studies; he edited the famous Delphin series of the Latin classics in about sixty volumes. Huet formed a great library of books and MSS. which he donated to this Jesuit house upon his death. When the Jesuits were expelled from France in 1762, the entire library of the house was offered for sale by auction. However, Huet's books were withdrawn before the sale due to the terms of his donation and were given by his heir to the Royal Library in 1765. This was one of the best and most complete Jesuit libraries in France. It numbered 30,000 volumes in 1754 (this sale catalogue has 7252 lots). It must be noted that this catalogue gives us the best idea of the contents of Huet's rich collection. Fine and handsome copy. This copy is unusually complete: it has the two unnumbered pages following the preliminary leaves ("Livres en Feuilles") and the 59-page author index. Another six leaves, which are not present in most copies, listing the withdrawn books, is not found in this copy. ? Franklin, Les Anciennes Bibliothèques de Paris, pp. 269-77-"une collection très-complète et très-bien choisie." Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions?1643-1830, 181. Peignot, p. 106. Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 64. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Dissertation on the Rise, Union, and Power, the Progressions, Separations, and Corruptions, of Poetry and Music. To which is Prefixed, The Cure of Saul, A Sacred Ode

      London: Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers 1763. 248 [misnumbered 244], (2) pp. Contemporary full calf. Raised bands to spine with gilt panels and maroon leather title label. Minor marks to boards. Title page in red & black. Two pages of advertisements at rear. Binding firm. With the bookplate to front pastedown of Edward Lord Suffield, radical politician, anti-slavery campaigner and prison reformer. 'Estimate' Brown's ode prefixed to the work, 'The Cure of Saul,' was set to music and performed as an oratorio at Covent Garden Theatre. Fine contemporary binding. ESTC: T81514 . Fine. Full Calf. First Edition. 1763. 4to..

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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

      NAPOLI: Ex Typographia Simoniana, 1763. rilegato. BUONO. 24,5 37,5. I, II USATO

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        Entomologia Carniolica exibens INSECTA carnioliae indigena et distributa in ordines, genera, species, varietates Methodo Linnaeana.

      Vindobonae, Typis Ioannis Thomae Trattner, 1763. PRIMA rara edizione. Il libro è dedicato dall'Autore ad Ernesto Federico Duca di Sassonia. In 8vo (cm. 20,3); bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle a 5 nervi; tagli rossi; pp. (36), 420 + una carta di "errata" + una carta "Minitum Auctoris". Bella copia. Tra le sue opere si ricordano la Flora Carniolica, e la Entomologia Carniolica, con la descrizione delle specie botaniche e degli insetti studiati durante i suoi viaggi e ordinate secondo il sistema linneano. La storia della sistematica zoologica inizia con il 1758, data di pubblicazione del Systema naturae di Carl von Lineé; 5 anni dopo fu pubblicata l'Entomologia Carniolica, il primo lavoro sulla fauna italiana. Oltre a descrivere centinaia di nuove specie, descrive per la prima volta l'accoppiamento dell'ape regina fuori dell'alveare. Axs

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        Republic of Plato.

      Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1763. A Cornerstone of Western Philosophy and Political Thought First Edition in English of Plato's 'Republic'PLATO. The Republic of Plato. In Ten Books. Translated From the Greek by H. Spens. With a Preliminary Discourse Concerning the Philosophy of the Ancients By the Translator. Glasgow: Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1763.First Edition in English of the greatest of Plato's dialogues. Rare Large-paper copy. Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches; 236 x 181 mm). [4], xl, 430, [2, ads] pp.Full, slightly later calf decoratively bordered in blind. Spine ornately blindstamped in compartments and lettered in gilt. Gilt board edges and turn-ins. All edges marbled. Armorial bookplate of John Athawes on front pastedown. Outer joints almost invisibly repaired. A few early ink and pencil marginalia. A very good, clean and crisp copy of this elegantly printed work. Housed in a green cloth slipcase.The Republic, Plato's extended meditation on Justice and the nature of the ideal state, is a cornerstone of Western philosophy and politics, including, in Book VII's allegory of the cave, one of the most powerful descriptions of the human condition in all of literature. This, the first edition in English is "a very faithful translation...containing not only a general epitome of the Republic of Plato, but an accurate delineation of the characters, manners, and philosophy of the ancient Greeks" (Lowndes, 1878). "Passionate belief in the answerableness of questions and the certainty that good came from knowledge was developed and idealised in the writings of Plato... the dialogues are pervaded by two dominant impulses: a love of truth and a passion for human improvement...it has been truly said that the germs of all ideas can be found in Plato" (PMM 27).Brueggemann, 154; Gaskell 423.HBS 67666.$12,500

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

      London: R. Baldwin, J. Richardson [et al.], 1763. 8vo, viii, 16 plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; 19th century full sheep, black morocco label on spine; some scuffing and wear, margins tight on first and last several leaves with occasional shaving of a catchword; a good, sound copy with the approbation leaf, in which George III (to whom the book is dedicated) grants Fenning a license to print his dictionary for a period of 14 years. Little is known of Fenning. He was a compiler of several school texts, including an arithmetic, a geography, and a speller, the last of which had notable popularity in America before Webster. Webster himself was no doubt well acquainted with Fenning's speller, which in London made a 71st edition in 1823. This dictionary contains terms used in mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, architecture, printing, natural history and navigation, with "each word followed by an initial letter to denote the part of speech" --the first time I believe in a dictionary. A competent, trustworthy dictionary on "so extensive a plan as to unite the different excellencies of all other English dictionaries." Alston V, 288; Kennedy 6259.

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

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

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

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

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        The North Briton.

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

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        Draperie (Cloth-making)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Christian's Family Bible: 3 Volume Set

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

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

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

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        Medical Observations and Inquiries

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

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

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

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

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

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        Nouveaux éléments de dynamique et de méchanique.

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

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        Il Gazzettiere americano.

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

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

      

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

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

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

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

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