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        Histoire du Commerce et de La Navigation des Anciens

      - A Monsieur Colbert, Ministre et Secrétaire d'EtaT. Paru à Lyon, chez Benoit Duplain en 1763. In-8 en maroquin vert aux armes,(non identifiées). Table des Chapitres,xxiv, 496 pages avec la Table des Matières.Belle reliure avec pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et dos à 5 nerfs, très orné. Armoiries sur chacun des plats avec trois filets dorés aux angles soulignés par une étoile. Tranches dorées. Ex-libris Marchal. Exemplaire très élégant.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Laurencier]
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        Education Complette Ou Abregé De l`Histoire Universelle, Melé De Géographie & De Chronologie. 2 Bde / Tomes / Parties.,

      Pierre Gosse Junior & Daniel Pinet, La Haye 1763 - Text Französisch. Zwei hübsche Ganzlederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückendekor, 5 Bünde, montierte Rückentitelei und Nummerierungsschildchen, minimale Abriebsspuren am Kapital/Kapitalband, solide, Buchblöcke einwandfrei, Buchschnitt rundum rot eingefärbt, farbig marmoriertes Vor-/Nachsatzpapier, Namenseintragung aus alter Hand auf Vorsatzblättern, stockfleckenfrei, hübsche Textvignetten. Band 1/ Tome premier: Kleiner Einriss mit Materialverlust an unterer Ecke des Vorsatzpapiers, XXXII, 402 Seiten, 50 Lektionen, Fragen, Antworten und Kommentare. Band 2/ Tome second: Dunklere Stellen auf Rückseite des Einbandes, aber solide, 336 Seiten, 46 Lektionen, Fragen, Antworten und Kommentare. Insgesamt ein wunderschönes Ensemble mit angenehmster Patina, klar und auf gutem Papier gedruckt. Der Inhalt ist pädagogisch gestaltet und enthält viele Anekdoten zur Geschichte des Altertums. Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont, geborene Vaimboult (1711 - 1780), französische Romancière und Autorin zahlreicher zu Klassikern der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur gewordenen Märchen wie z.B. "Die Schöne und das Biest", veröffentlichte 1757 ein Magasin des Enfants, das großen Erfolg hatte. Deux jolis volumes cuir-basane, solides, dos dorés, 5 nerfs, pièces de titre, coiffes supérieures un peu rognées, très agréable patine, gardes marbrées (petite déchirure de la garde en bas du premier tome), ouvrages contenant en tout 96 leçons axées sur l`histoire ancienne avec questions (demandes) et réponses, ainsi que réflexions et «Traits à raconter», sans rousseurs. L`oeuvre essentielle de Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711 - 1780), auteure entre autres de "La Belle et la Bête". A beautiful leather bound set of the pedagogic work of Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont (also author of "Beauty and the Beast"), gilded spines, marbled front and end paper, no foxing, contains 97 lessons on ancient history (questions and answers). 10 x 17 Cm. 0,7 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 700 Erstausgabe, Première Edition Leder Sehr gut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        AVIS AU PEUPLE SUR SA SANTE.

      - Lausanne, François Grasset, 1763. 9,5x16,5 cm. Seconde édition originale, augmentée par l'auteur. XXIV + 674 pages. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons dorés. Titre sur pièce de maroquin bordeaux. Quelques rousseurs éparses. Traces de frottement sur la reliure et petits manques sans gravité sur les coiffes, sinon ouvrage solide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur l'horlogerie dans lequel on traite de cet art relativement a l'usage civil, a l'astronomie et a la navigation [.].

      Paris, chez Jombert, Musier et Panckoucke 1763 - 4to (cm 25), 2 volumi in p. pelle marmorizzata coeva, dorsi a nervi con doppi tasselli, fregi in oro agli scomparti, tagli rossi, risguardi in carta marmorizzata, genuino esemplare con ampi margini (qq. abile restauro a cuffie e cerniere). Vol. I: Pp. (4), lvi, 477, (11), con 19 tavole incise ripieg. Vol. II: pp. (4), viii, 452, con 19 tavole incise ripieg. (numer. 20-38). Prima edizione del miglior trattato di orologeria pubblicato fino allora. Oltre a descrivere le varie tecniche di costruzione, riporta anche molti esperimenti effettuati per la prima volta sull'isocronismo degli scappamenti, sui bilancieri negli orologi da tasca e sulla temperatura dei pendoli. Di finissima esecuzione e di grande effetto le tavole lodate anche da tutta la bibliografia sull'argomento. L'orologiaio svizzero Ferdinand Berthoud, (Neuchatel 1725 - Groslay 1807),  stato l'autore pi importante in materia di orologeria durante la seconda metà del XVIII secolo; prima della pres. opera aveva pubblicato nel 1759 un breve trattato sulla regolamentazione di orologi che gli aveva già assicurato la celebrità in Europa. "Less than half of Vol. 1 is devoted to describing various types of clocks and watches. The drawings are admirable, many are in perspective and some show what are now termed exploded views. The remainder of the volume describes in great detail the actual operations of making clocks and watches, including making springs, enamelling dials and gilding [.]. The second volume starts with wheel teeth and the calculation of trains. Then follows a long series of experiments on the pendulum [.]" (Baillie, Clocks and Watches 262). Wolf p. 158; Kat. Berl. 1759; Bromley 72; Houzeau-Lancaster 10199; Polak 700; Crone coll., no 551. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Paolo Rambaldi]
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        De sede inferni in terris quaerenda.

      ex typographia Remondiniana 1763 - - ex typographia Remondiniana, Venetiis (Venise) 1763, in 4 (25,2x19cm), XXII. 1f. 232pp., Un Vol. relié. - Edition Originale. Plein Vélin d'époque, dos lisse avec pièce de titre beige. Reliure italienne. Bel exemplaire imprimé sur 2 colonnes. Giovanne Vincenzo Patuzzi (1700-1769) est un écrivain italien, cet étrange ouvrage est consacré à la localisation géographique et à la description physique de l'Enfer. Après avoir examiné plusieurs hypothèses, en particulier celle de Swinden, l'auteur donne la sienne. Les références à Gallilée, Copernic sont nombreuses, l'ouvrage cherchant indéniablement une crédibilisation scientifique. La première partie du volume est une réfutation de la théorie selon laquelle l'Enfer serait situé dans le soleil lui-même. L'auteur, qui croyait que son véritable emplacement était souterrain, développe tout au long de l'ouvrage de nombreux arguments à caractère scientifique, relatifs à l'astronomie, avec le calcul du nombre de damnés pouvant être contenus dans une sphère comme le soleil, les volcans, etc. Manque à Caillet et à Dorbon. et au catalogue de la B.N ainsi qu'à la plupart des grands catalogies (British Library, catalogues italiens?). Absent à Brunet qui ne cite pas cet ouvrage dans les oeuvres de Patuzzi. XXII. 1f. 232pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        14. Cypress of America; 15. Sweet Gumtree; 16. Tulip Tree; 19. Water Tupelo

      London 1763 - Mark Catesby (ca. 1679-1749) Plate from: Hortus Britanno-Americanus: or, a Curious Collection of Trees and Shrubs. Copperplate engravings with original hand-color paper size: 14 1/2” x 11”; Framed size 23" x 19 1/2" London, 1763 Plate from a series of 17 plates of hand-colored engravings by Catesby, of tree parts, mainly flowering branches and fruits, illustrating a total of 62 figures. Plates 1 (Magnolia) and 17 (Nettle-tree [Sabal palmetto] are full-page engravings, the remaining plates each with four subjects. All images after Catesby's own drawings except the first plate, of a magnolia, after G.D. Ehret, most signed with Catesby's monogram. Mark Catesby's rare posthumously published guide to the seed-harvesting, transport, and cultivation in England of North American trees and shrubs. During the eleven years he spent in the Southeastern colonies of America (1712-19 and 1722-26) Catesby shipped to England an impressive quantity and variety of dried specimens as well as living seeds and plants, becoming in the process an expert in the difficult business of transatlantic shipping of botanical specimens. Later, during his years of labor on the Natural History of Carolina, Catesby's connections among prominent London naturalists enabled him to encourage public interest in the cultivation in England of North American plants. He collaborated with several London nurserymen for the propagation and sale of his plants, notably Thomas Fairchild at Hoxton and Christopher Gray at Fulham. Gray's ca. 1737 broadsheet Catalogue of American Trees and Shrubs is illustrated with an engraving by Catesby of a magnolia, resembling the first plate of the Hortus and based on the same Ehret drawing. Catesby illustrated 62 different trees and shrubs in this work. Although most of the plants had already been described in more general terms in the Natural History, Catesby's descriptions in the Hortus are more detailed and focus on such practicalities as the best conditions for harvesting seeds and for preserving them during the sea voyage. Concise but clear directions are provided for every step in the process (spelled out most explicitly for item no. 1, the magnolia, "which may serve [he explains in the preface] also as a direction for most of the rest"). For ease of reference, Catesby's engraved figures (most related to but not identical to the larger illustrations of the Natural History) reproduce the plants in actual size. Although Sachaverell Sitwell suggested that an early version of the Hortus may have been issued in 1737, no copies of such an edition are known. In any case, as Henrey points out, "it is evident that Catesby was still preparing the work the year before he died, since in describing the catalpa tree [p. 25] he records that in August 1748 the profusion of flowers on a specimen at Mr. Gray's was so great that the leaves were almost hid thereby'" (Henrey II, 276). The London bookseller John Millan reissued the work in 1767, with a differently worded cancel title (Hortus Europae-Americanus), aiming the edition at the wider European market. This is a rare opportunity to obtain individual plates from Catesby’s scarce work on horticulture.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        35. Rock Rose of Pennsylvani; 36. Ivy Tree; 37. Pellitory or Tooth-ache-tree; 38. Anona fructu

      London 1763 - Mark Catesby (ca. 1679-1749) Plate from: Hortus Britanno-Americanus: or, a Curious Collection of Trees and Shrubs. Copperplate engravings with original hand-color paper size: 14 1/2” x 11”; Framed size 23" x 19 1/2" London, 1763 Plate from a series of 17 plates of hand-colored engravings by Catesby, of tree parts, mainly flowering branches and fruits, illustrating a total of 62 figures. Plates 1 (Magnolia) and 17 (Nettle-tree [Sabal palmetto] are full-page engravings, the remaining plates each with four subjects. All images after Catesby's own drawings except the first plate, of a magnolia, after G.D. Ehret, most signed with Catesby's monogram. Mark Catesby's rare posthumously published guide to the seed-harvesting, transport, and cultivation in England of North American trees and shrubs. During the eleven years he spent in the Southeastern colonies of America (1712-19 and 1722-26) Catesby shipped to England an impressive quantity and variety of dried specimens as well as living seeds and plants, becoming in the process an expert in the difficult business of transatlantic shipping of botanical specimens. Later, during his years of labor on the Natural History of Carolina, Catesby's connections among prominent London naturalists enabled him to encourage public interest in the cultivation in England of North American plants. He collaborated with several London nurserymen for the propagation and sale of his plants, notably Thomas Fairchild at Hoxton and Christopher Gray at Fulham. Gray's ca. 1737 broadsheet Catalogue of American Trees and Shrubs is illustrated with an engraving by Catesby of a magnolia, resembling the first plate of the Hortus and based on the same Ehret drawing. Catesby illustrated 62 different trees and shrubs in this work. Although most of the plants had already been described in more general terms in the Natural History, Catesby's descriptions in the Hortus are more detailed and focus on such practicalities as the best conditions for harvesting seeds and for preserving them during the sea voyage. Concise but clear directions are provided for every step in the process (spelled out most explicitly for item no. 1, the magnolia, "which may serve [he explains in the preface] also as a direction for most of the rest"). For ease of reference, Catesby's engraved figures (most related to but not identical to the larger illustrations of the Natural History) reproduce the plants in actual size. Although Sachaverell Sitwell suggested that an early version of the Hortus may have been issued in 1737, no copies of such an edition are known. In any case, as Henrey points out, "it is evident that Catesby was still preparing the work the year before he died, since in describing the catalpa tree [p. 25] he records that in August 1748 the profusion of flowers on a specimen at Mr. Gray's was so great that the leaves were almost hid thereby'" (Henrey II, 276). The London bookseller John Millan reissued the work in 1767, with a differently worded cancel title (Hortus Europae-Americanus), aiming the edition at the wider European market. This is a rare opportunity to obtain individual plates from Catesby’s scarce work on horticulture.

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        PRINCIPES GENERAUX POUR SERVIR A L'EDUCATION DES ENFANS, PARTICULIEREMENT DE LA NOBLESSE FRANCOISE. [3 tomes].

      1763 - A Paris, Chez P. G. Le Mercier, 1763. Trois volumes in-12 (105 X 170) veau fauve, dos lisse orné d'un double filet doré en place des nerfs, caissons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouge, encadrement à froid sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; TOME I : (1), frontispice gravé, XXIII (dont faux-titre et titre, avertissement et approbation), quatre pages non chiffrées (table des articles), 268 pages, grand tableau dépliant (table synoptique d'éducation), (1) ; TOME II : (1), faux-titre, frontispice gravé, titre, quatre pages non chiffrées (table des articles), 292 pages ; TOME III : faux-titre, frontispice gravé, titre, quatre pages non chiffrées (table des articles), 266 pages, 2 feuillets non paginés (Approbation et privilège). EDITION ORIGINALE RARE de ce manuel de pédagogie du Père Polycarpe PONCELET, célèbre agronome français dont on sait peu de choses, si ce n'est qu'il vécut durant la seconde moitié du XVIIIème siècle et qu'il publia divers ouvrages dont "La chimie du goût et de l'odorat" (1755) qui aurait inspiré Huysmans et Boris Vian. L'ouvrage contient TROIS CURIEUX FRONTISPICES de H. GRAVELOT gravés par C. BAQUOY représentant un potier à sa table de travail, un homme et une femme s'occupant d'horticulture et un montreur d'ours ; il est bien COMPLET du grand tableau dépliant intitulé "Table synoptique d'éducation". Cet ouvrage se compose de seize lettres adressées à M. le comte de ***. Dans sa préface, Poncelet expose en ces termes son but et les principes qui l'ont guidé : "Le plus grand nombre de ces lettres étaient écrites il y avait fort longtemps, quand l'" Emile " de J.-J. Rousseau a paru. Persuadé qu'il y a une patrie et une religion, je me suis proposé pour objet de mon travail de former non des Robinson Crusoë, mais des citoyens utiles ; non des hommes purement naturels, mais des chrétiens raisonnables ; non des misanthropes, mais des hommes amis des hommes." (BARBIER, III, 1038) ; (BUISSON, Nouveau Dictionnaire de Pédagogie, 1658). Restaurations à la reliure, manque de papier en marge des six premiers feuillets du deuxième tome sans atteinte au texte, néanmoins BON EXEMPLAIRE en pleine reliure du temps. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Poetique Françoise.

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

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        Description et histoire naturelle du Groenland. Traduite en francois (!) par Mr. D.R.D.P. (d.i. Jean-Baptiste Des Roches de Parthenay).

      Philibert, Kopenhagen u. Genf 1763. 2 Bl., XXVIII Seiten, 2 Bl., 171 Seiten mit 1 gest. Faltkarte u. 10 gest. Falttafeln. Kl.-8°. Hübscher Lederband der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern. - Einband fleckig u. etwas berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Rücken geplatzt. Oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Etwas gebräunt, teils gering stockfleckig. Innen beide Gelenke u. teils Buchblock locker. Erste französische Ausgabe der berühmten frühen Beschreibung Grönlands durch den dänischen Missionar und Bischof Hans Egede (1686-1758). Die Tafeln zeigen Pflanzen, Fische, Seehunde, Wal- und Seehundjagd, Zelte u. Iglus, Bräuche und Kleidung der Inuit.

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        De la nature

      Amsterdam, van Harrevelt 1763 u. 1766.. Tome seconde et tome quatrieme (ap. de 4). 8°. XVI, 443; 284 S. Mit je 1 gest. Titelvign. u. 6 Kupferaf. Pbd. d. 19. Jhdts. m. Rückensch. EA Ziegenfuss II, 365; Cioranescu 53572 - Jean Baptiste René Robinet (Rennes 1735-1820), französ Naturphilosoph, Wegbereiter der Evolutionslehre. - "Robinet's most important work. In certain of his statements Robinet appears to be heralding the theory of transformism and the idea that all living beings are constructed according to a single basic plan. Robinet's work illustrates several important elements in the scientific thinking of the second half of the eighteenth century: the unity of nature, the chain of beings, universal dynamism and sensibility and vitalism. It also illustrates the role of Leibnitz in the development of enlightenment ideas on living nature. Robinet's writings cast an interesting light on the genesis of the theory of transformism". (Dict. of Scientific Biography XI,492f.)

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        Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to diverse parts of Asia

      Printed for the author by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasgow 1763 - Accompanying the Embassy from the Tsar from Moscow to Peking. 1763. Glasgow. Printed for the author by Robert and Andrew Foulis. Two volumes in 8vo. 1 [blank] + xvii + 1 ff. + 357 + 1 ff. + 1 ff. + 1 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 1 ff. + 426 + 1 ff. + 1 [blank] + folding map. Attractive half calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with raised bands and red morocco labels, hinges starting, rubbed, head of spine with small pieces missing. A fine copy, with decent margins, lightly browned. Provenance, unidentified ex libris on front pastedown, inked in pencil ¿From the library of Lord Brougham¿. First edition. Attractive folding map which shows the route followed from Moscow to Peking, through Siberia; the map includes a fine inset view of Peking. A fine narrative -and the only work by this author-, of his voyage from Russia to China, with lavish details on the customs, observations, geography and manners seeing during the journey. Bell (1691 ¿ 1780) was a Scottish doctor and traveller; during his stay in Russia he was appointed as physician to a diplomatic mission from the Tsar to the court of the Persian Shah Soltan Hossein. Cordier Sinica, 2093. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Estilo de cartas: Nuevo estilo y formulario de escribir cartas missivas y responder a ellas en todos los géneros y especies de correspondencias, a lo moderno, conforme a el uso que hoy se practica, y las cortesías en el principio, medio y fin de las cartas.

      Imprenta de Angela Martí, Barcelona 1763 - Antes impreso en la ciudad de Orihuela, y añadido nuevamente en la Guía de Caminos para ir y venir por todas las provincias de España, y para ir a Roma. Con la noticia general para escribir desde Madrid a los lugares más señalados de comercio de España, por los días de la semana; con cartas y billetes de Pascuas, escritas por un curioso; y otras adicionesATENCIÓN: El contra reembolso incrementa los gastos de envío en 5 euros. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        JOURNAL HISTORIQUE DU VOYAGE FAIT AU CAP DE BONNE-ESPERANCE; Précédé d’un Discours sur la Vie de l’Auteur, Suii de Remarques & de Réflexions sur Les Coutumes des Hottentots & des Habitans du Cap

      Paris Chez Guillyn, Libraire 1763 - First Edition. With a large folding astronomical plate, folding map of the Cape and other engravings or decorations throughout. Large 12mo, beautifully bound at the time in handsome French antique full polished calf, the spine with fine gilt tooled and decorated compartments incorporating crowns with fishes between gilt decorated raised bands, red morocco label gilt lettered, gilt board edges, page edges red. xxxvi, 380, [4] pp. A very fine copy, unusually so, extremely fresh and well preserved, handsome indeed. RARE FIRST EDITION IN VERY FINE CONDITION. Caille was an important French mathematician and astronomer. ‘His most important early work lay in surveying the coast from Nantes to Bayonne, then, in 1739, in remeasuring the French arc of the meridian, for which he is honored with a pyramid at Juvisy-sur-Orge. The success of this difficult operation, which occupied two years, and achieved the correction of the anomalous result published by J. Cassini in 1718, was mainly due to Lacaille's industry and skill. He was rewarded by admission to the Academy and the appointment of mathematical professor in Mazarin college, where he worked in a small observatory fitted for his use.’ "His desire to observe the southern heavens led him to propose, in 1750, an astronomical expedition to the Cape of Good Hope. This was officially sanctioned by Roland-Michel Barrin de La Galissonière. Among its results were determinations of the lunar and of the solar parallax (Mars serving as an intermediary), the first measurement of a South African arc of the meridian, and the observation of 10,000 southern stars. On his return to Paris in 1754 La Caille was distressed to find himself an object of public attention; he withdrew to Mazarin College, where he worked actively for some years. Lalande said of him that, during a comparatively short life, he had made more observations and calculations than all the astronomers of his time put together. The quality of his work rivaled its quantity, while the disinterestedness and rectitude of his moral character earned him universal respect. In 1754, de Lacaille was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The crater La Caille on the Moon is named after him. Asteroid 9135 Lacaille (AKA 7609 P-L and 1994 EK6), discovered on 17 October 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory, was also named after him." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal Historique du Voyage fait au Cap de bonne-Espérance. . Précédé d'un Discours sur la Vie de l'Auteur, suivi de remarques & de réflexions sur les Coutumes des Hottentots & des Habitans du Cap

      Paris: Ches Guillyn, 1763 - Nicolas Louis De La Caille (1713-62), an eminent French mathematician and astronomer, arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on March 30, 1751 and began a study of the parallax of the moon. In this diary, he gives descriptions of Rio Janeiro, the Cape, Bourbon, and Ascension. De La Caille's account of the Hottentot and other customs and societies dissented from and superseded Kolbe's narrative, although he made almost as great errors as his predecessor. However, with the publication of this journal, Kolbe was no longer considered a standard author. (See Theal, History of South Africa, 1691-1795) (SOUTH AFRICA) First edition. 16mo. 3 figures and a folding map. xxxvi, 380 pp. Quarter modern vellum, gilt spine, uncut. Fine. Mendelssohn I, p. 434; for de la Caille: Dictionary of Scientific Biography, VII, pp. 542-545 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DICCIONARIO GEOGRAFICO O DESCRIPCION DE TODOS LOS REYNOS, Provincias, Islas, Patriarcados, Obispados, Ducados, Condados, Marquesados, Ciudades imperiales, y Anseaticas, Puertos, Fortalezas, Ciudadelas, y otros lugares considerables de las quatro partes del mundo, con la noticia de los Reynos, Provincias, y Territorios en que se hallan: Los Principes de quienes dependen, los Rios, Mares, Montes, &c. Junto a los quales estan situados . y una breve noticia de su abundancia, comercio, genio, &c.

      Joachin Ibarra,, Madrid, 1763 - Opera in tre volumi in 8° grande (cm. 20 x 15), bella legatura coeva in pergamena molle (tracce di legacci di chiusura), titoli manoscritti al dorso, occhielli, frontespizi, carte di permesso di stampa, prologo, (24) 405 (1) pp.; (4) 378 (2) pp.; (2) 345 (3) pp. Ben più che un dizionario geografico, questo trattato contiene una messe incredibile di nozioni sui più diversi luoghi, per una conoscenza approfondita e per quanto possibile completa della geografia fisica, politica, storica e persino economica del mondo fino al XVIII secolo. Con la descrizione di tutti i regni, province, isole, patriarcati, vescovadi, ducati, contee, marchesati, città imperiali, porti, fortezze, cittadelle, ed ogni luogo significativo delle quattro parti del mondo, con notizie sui principi, sui governi ed i personaggi illustri; i siti più famosi, i luoghi dove ci sono state grandi battaglie, con la lunghezza, e la latitudine di tutti questi regni, città, ecc. il tutto secondo le migliori mappe del tempo, con inoltre un succinto ma efficace resoconto delle ricchezze economiche, del commercio, e del genio degli abitanti. Un opera eccezionale, ottima per lo studio e per la consultazione anche bibliografica. Seconda edizione, riveduta e aumentata. Stampata su carta greve, ancor chiara, con solo una lieve brunitura ad alcune pagine, leggera e marginale, e due macchietto d'inchiostro all'occhiello del II tomo. Testo stampato su doppia colonna e con un buon margine. Opera in più che bello stato, importante e rara.

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE. RECUEIL DE PLANCHES SUR LES SCIENCES, LES ARTS LIBERAUX ET LES ARTS MECHANIQUES, avec leur explication.

      - Paris, Briasson, David, Le Breton, Durand, 1763. In-folio demi-vélin récent, dos lisse, pièce de titre brune ancienne conservée. RECUEIL DE 103 PLANCHES DE L’ENCYCLOPEDIE DE DIDEROT ET D’ALEMBERT dont un certain nombre dépliantes, avec pour chaque métier 1 à 3 pages de texte explicatif suivi des planches elles-mêmes qui se répartissent de la manière suivante:balancier: 5pl.; faiseur de métiers à bas: 10pl.; batteur d’or: 2pl.; blanc de baleine: 2pl.; blanchissage des toiles: 2pl.; boisselier: 2pl.; bonnetier de la foule: 2pl.; boucher: 2pl.; bouchonnier: 1pl.; boulanger: 1pl.; bourrelier: 3pl.; boursier: 3pl.; boutonnier: 6pl.; boyaudier: 1pl.; brasserie: 2pl.; brodeur: 2pl.; imprimerie, poinçons: 7pl.; caractères et alphabets: 15pl. (incomplet); écritures: 11pl.; cordier: 1pl.; cartier: 6pl.; cartonnier et gaufreur: 2pl.; ceinturier: 2pl.; chainetier: 3pl.; chamoiseur et mégissier: 5pl.; chandelier: 2pl.; chapelier: 3pl.L’ensemble est plaisant dans une demi reliure neuve mais agréable, malgré quelques défauts dus à l’usage et au temps: quelques inscriptions (peu nombreuses) à l’encre ancienne, une mouillure claire dans l’angle de 7 feuillets, de petites piqûres et traces au papier, mais modérées et sans gravité ni pour le texte, ni pour les gravures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der XI ten Hauptart II te Abtheilung XIII te Platte, Moder oder Mur Ente, Anas palustris, Canard de marais,

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

      Cantabrigiae: Prostant venales Londini, apud Gul. SandbyÉapud G. Thurlbourn & J. Woodyer, 1763. - "One of my copies is an ordinary octavo, bound in mottled calf. The other is an imperial octavo, one of eight copies thus issued, as stated in an accompanying letter, dated March 5, 1800, from the editor G. Sandby to his friend the Rev. Dr. NicollÉ" É" (Morgan, Bibliography of Persius, p. 37). Large octavo (8 3/4 x 5 5/8."). [12], 207, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece and fourteen other plates, signed "P.S.L.," featuring classical antiquities. Title-page in black and red. Full mottled brown, tan and red calf, covers ruled in gilt, spine lettered gilt. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Neatly rebacked with old spine preserved. Armorial bookplate of Maurice B. Worms (likely the nineteenth century tea importer). Edges of boards lightly worn in places. A very good copy. First edition, Large Paper copy. Printed by Joseph Bentham at the Cambridge University Press, and edited with scholarly apparatus by the scholarly bookseller and publisher William Sandby, who sold his business in 1768 to the first John Murray. "The edition is well printed, an forms a respectable companion to the Horace and Virgil published in the same style. Collectors are fond of Large Paper copies, in fine condition" (Dibdin, 4th ed. II, p. 156). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Historia de la conquista de M?jico, poblacion y progresos de la America septentrional, conocida por el nombre de Nueva Espa?a

      Madrid: Juan de San Martin, 1763 476 pages. Octavo (8" x 6") rebound in half leather with marbled boards. From the library of George M Foster. Later edition. Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra (1610 - April 19, 1686), Spanish dramatist and historian, was born at Alcalá de Henares (less probably, Plasencia). He studied law at Salamanca, where he produced a comedy entitled Amor y obligación, which was acted in 1627. He became secretary to the count of Oropesa, and in 1654 he was appointed secretary of state as well as private secretary to Philip IV. Later he obtained the lucrative post of chronicler of the Indies, and, on taking orders in 1671 severed his connexion with the stage. He died at Madrid on the 19th of April 1686. Of his ten extant plays, two have some place in the history of the drama. El Antor al use was adapted by Scarron and again by Thomas Corneille as L'Amour de la mode, while La Gitanilla de Madrid, itself founded on the novela of Cervantes, has been utilized directly or indirectly by PA Wolff, Victor Hugo and Longfellow. The titles of the remaining seven are Triunfos de amor y fortuna, Eurídice y Orfeo, El Alcetzar del secrete, Las Amazonas, El doctor Carlino, Un bobo hace ciento, and Amparar el enemigo. Amor y obligación survives in a manuscript at the Biblioteca Nacional. The Historia de la conquista de México, población y progresos de la América septentrional, conocida por el nombre de Nueva España, covering the three years between the appointment of Cortés to command the invading force and the fall of the city, deservedly ranks as a Spanish prose classic. It was published in 1684; an English translation by Townshend appeared in 1724.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:Lacks Foster stamp and acquiry date, period rebind with trimmed end pages, some light foxing else a very good copy.

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        Byzondere aenmerkingen over het aanleggen van pragtige en gemeene landhuizen, lusthoven, plantagien en aenklevende cieraeden. Waer by gevoegt is eene verhandeling aengaende het snoeijen en voortteelen van vrugt- en wilde boomen; inzonderheid eene nette beschryving om jaerlyks overvloedig druiven in de open lucht; ook by vervroeging in stook- en andere warme kassen, voort te brengen; als mede om onfeilbaer ananas-vrugten, ook citroen-, limoen-, oranje-boomen, en andere gewassen van warmer luchtstreek, onder onze koude voort te queeken en te vermenigvuldigen, nevens een berigt om de benoodigde weer-glazen daer toe te maken; nog beproefde waerneemingen wegens het voortteelen van aerd- en warmoes-vrugten, het behandelen der moestuinen, het aenl

      Amsteldam, K. van Tongerlo & F. Houttuin, 1763. - Tweede druk. Vermeerderd met twee aenhangzels. 4to. (IV)+XII+(IV)+522+(18) pp. Complete with 16 engr. plts. (incl. 15 fold.) + 1 text ill. Index. Hardcover. Contemp. half calf, expertly rebacked. VG. (Occas. light foxing, few pages browned, 1 plate with old repair in margin). * Second edition of one of the most famous Dutch works on the planning and cultivation of country gardens, with much attention given to fruit- and kitchen-gardens, and greenhouses for the cultivation of pine apples, lemons, oranges and other (sub) tropical fruits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ELEMENTOS DE TODA LA ARCHITECTURA CIVIL. Con las mas singularess observaciones de los modernos, impresso en latín. Los quales, aumentados por el mismo, da traducidos al castellano el P. Miguel Benavente

      - Madrid, Joachin Ibarra, 1763, 22x30. Elégante reliure en plein parchemin (avec lacet de fermeture). Dos lisse et nu. Illustré de vignettes dans le texte de Joannes Minguet et de 21 planches hors-texte, dont deux dépliantes, en fin de volume. Première édition en castillan et publiée originellement en latin. Très bel exemplaire, très propre, ayant appartenu au sculpteur Manuel Gomez y Gongora (signé sur la première page). Envoi de photographies sur demande.Elegant bound in full parchment (with lace closure). Illustrated with vignettes from Joannes Minguet in the text and 21 engraving, two folding, at the end of the book. First published in Castilian and originally published in Latin. Very nice copy, very clean, which belonged to the sculptor Manuel Gomez y Gongora (signed on the first page). Sending photographs on request. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Seder HaAshmoroth MeRosh Chodesh Elul VeAsereth Yemei Teshuvah [Early Morning Prayers from the New Moon of Elul through the Ten Days of Repentance]. According to the Rite of the Community of Avignon

      Hertz Levi Rofe & son-in-law Kashman, Amsterdam, Holland 1763 - [Inscription on title page:] 14 aoust 1768 ce livre apartien a Elie gabriel delpuget. Vinograd THESAURUS, volume 2, page 71. Amsterdam number 1822. (Slihot) 82 leaves. ff.82. LAST TWO LEAVES ARE FACSIMILES. Stained with very minor worming. 4to. Abraham Monteil, editor of this prayer book, was a native of L¿Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, smallest of The Four Holy Communities of Comtat Venaissin, the paper territory in Southern France that historically provided a safe haven for Jews fleeing the provinces of Languedoc and Provence, from whence they were expelled by the French monarchs. (The other three communities were: Avignon, Carpentras, and Cavaillon.). The Jews of the Comtat had their own synagogue rite, which Cecil Roth notes were "of very considerable historical and literary interest." According to Roth (see page 85 in his Studies in Books and Booklore cited blow), See C. Roth, ¿The Liturgy of Avignon and the Comtat Venaissin, ¿Journal of Jewish Bibliography I (1939), pages 99-105; reprinted in Cecil Roth, Studies in Books and Booklore (1972), pages 81-87; EJ, Volume V, columns 208, 859; Volume IX, columns 105; Volume XI, column 402. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Herodoti Halicarnassei Historiarum. Musarum Nominibus Inscripti Gr. et Lat. ex Laur. Vallae interpretatione, cum adnotationibus Thomae Galei et Jacobi Gronovii. Editionem curavit et suas itemque Lud. Casp. Valckenarii Notas adjecit Petrus Wesselingius. Accedunt Praeter Vitam Homeri varia ex priscis scriptoribus de Persis, Aegyptiis, Nilo, Indisque Excerpta et praesertim ex Ctesia

      Petrus Schouten, Amsterdam 1763 - Franse titel, gegraveerde titelpagina, titelpagina in rood/ zwarte typografie, (10), 868/ 177 gen.pp., (33). Uitvouwbare prent op p 166, en enkele afbeeldingen op p 86, 119 en 170 van de apendix. Half-title; elaborate, engraved frontispiece with bust of Herodotus, classical figures, map of ancient Greece, sculptural details, , by Hieronymus van der My (Mey; 1687-1761), engraved by Francois van Bleyswyck (Bleyswick); titlepage printed in red and black with engraving;(10), 868/ 177gen.pp., (33) of indexes & addenda; foldout engraved plate of sculptural details at page 166; the Appendix also contains a few smaller engravings of a coin at p. 86, sculptural details at p. 119, p. 170. Text is double-columned in Greek and Latin. Originele volle perkamenten band, dubbele vergulde rolstempel als omkadering op platten, verguld wapenschild centraal, rug met vergulde versiering op zeven valse ribben

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        To Martin Folkes Esq[ui]r[e] President of the Royal Society: This Plan of the Cities of London with the Contiguous Buildings; is humbly Inscribed by his most Humble Servants John Pine and John Tinney.

      Published according to Act of Parliament, Sold by the Proprietors John Bowles in Cornhill, Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, Robert Sayer in Fleet Street, and Thomas Jefferys at the Corner of St. Martins Lane in the Strand, 20th May, 1763., London, - An unrecorded state with erasures on the plate 512 by 953mm (20.25 by 37.5 inches). Engraved plan. Howgego 100 (3). The text below the plan states that the map was taken from Rocque?Äôs great survey of the city, the surveying of which was begun in March of 1737, and took nine years for Rocque to complete. The map is dedicated by John Pine and John Tinney to the president of the Royal Society, Martin Folkes. John Pine, who described himself as Bluemantel Pursuivant at Arms & Engraver of Seals, etc. to His Majesty, engraved the original 24-sheet map and the reduction. John Tinney was responsible along with Pine for the map's publication. The text below, which is dated 1742, states how accurate the 24-sheet map was and what lengths they went to: "they have not thought much of the trouble of drawing the main Plan over again before they began the engrave: and which last they have deferred, till we (ie Martin Folkes and P. Duvall) could venture to give them this additional Recommendation".The present map is an unrecorded state after Howgego 100 state (3). The imprint is the same as in state (3), however, the plan bears numerous erasures to the plate in order to accommodate new information: for example a large area of St Marylebone, Pimlico, Blackfriars Road, Blackfriars Bridge, New Bridge Street, and London Bridge.Scale: 6 inches to 1 statute mile.

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        Labano e Rachele

      Venetiis: in Calc. Ridmer (1763) - (522 x 430) mm. Acquaforte e bulino. Carta vergata a pieni margini. Piccoli restauri ai margini. Al margine inferiore. A sinistra in piccolo: "Amiconi Pinxit. Bortolozzi delineavit". A destra: "Jo. Volpato Sculp. Venetiis in Calc. Ridner. C. P. E. S.". Sotto in grande "Cum Laban intrasset tentorium Rachelis, illa abscondit Idola subter stramenta Cameli, et sedit desuper; Scrutantique ait assurgere nequeo quia juxta consuetudinem feminarum nunc accidit mihi. Gen. XXX.33.34.35". Si tratta di uno dei quattro fogli che riproducono altrettanti dipinti di Jacopo Amigoni da disegni di Francesco Bartolozzi. Eseguiti a Venezia per la Calcografia Ridner, sono databili ai primi mesi del 1763 (Ep. Remondini XXIII. 8/6674-84). ." Giovanni Volpato 1735-1803 pag. 65-66

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

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

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        The Elements of Geometry; in which, the principal propositions of Euclid, Archimedes, and others are demonstrated after the most easy manner. To which is added, a collection of useful geometrical problems. (4 Volumes in 2).

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

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        Dictionnarie Universel des Fossiles Propres,

      . et des fossiles accidentels, contenant une description des terres, des Sables, des Sels, des Soufres, des Bitumes ; des Pierres simples & composees, communes & precieuses, transparentes & opaques, amorphes & figurees, des mineraux, des metaux, des petrifications du regne animal, & du regne vegetal &c. avec des recherches sur la formation de ces Fossiles, sur leur origines, leurs usages &c. 2 vols. La Haye 1763. Titlepage printed in red and black. XXXII + 284; (4) + 256 pp. Contemporary full leather with coloured labels. Joints marked of use..

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        Chimneypiece: Two medallions at the center of the lintel, one with and emperor's head and the other with a triumphal chariot.

      Rome 1763 - John Wilton-Ely plate 852the watermark that is present is number 35 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1161 and is dated between 1761 and the mid 1760sThis plate is from the series "Diverse Maniere d'adornare I cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall' architettura Egizia?" (John Wilton-Ely)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have

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        Letters between the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and James Boswell, Esq;

      London: printed by Samuel Chandler; for W. Flexney 1763 - [4],156p.; 8ø. Contemporary calf, old reback leading hinge weakening but still sound, red label, spine a bit rubbed but a very good copy. Pottle 8. Rothschild 430. Maggs Sam Johnson, 1983. No 456. (265) Many of the letters are in verse; besides the twenty-one letters in prose and verse by Boswell, this volume also contains the following poems, "Ode to Gluttony", "Epigram", and "Ode on an Engagement between the Right Honourable Lady B****, and a Turkey-Cock", one of which had already been printed in the Original Poems. This was the first of Boswell's publications to bear his name. "The letters are genuine in the sense that they were unquestionably sent through the post, and are crammed full of current news and personal allusions. They were plainly, however, from the very first of the series, conscious literary compositions intended ultimately for publication. The book is the first considerable example of Boswell's life-long willingness to be indiscreet provided thereby he could be interesting. In these breezy epistles both his and Erskine's relatives, friends, and connections are discussed by name and at length in the most impudent manner." Pottle p.24. This book was published on April 12th, 1763, a day described by Boswell as "the greatest day that Erskine and I ever saw." Boswell reviewed the letters anonymously in the London Chronicle calling them "a work of pure genius". A little over a month after publication he first met Samuel Johnson, who did not approve of printing private correspondence. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CONSULTA ESPIRITUAL, en la que un pecador verdaderamente arrepentido propone. el infeliz estado de su alma para una buena confesión general., respondida en un método fácil, seguro, y práctico para el fin . por., del Orden de Predicadores.

      Joseph Fort, Zaragoza 1763 - 14'8x11'2, port, 11h, 352p (leve óx, apreciable en cortes, borde de p.5 raído), cabecera y capitulares. Pergamino. "- Primera edición. Palau 188338. Fray Tomás Navarro (Zaragoza, 1710-1783) "fue Religioso muy observante, y zeloso del bien de las Almas, y dirigió a muchas, asi de Religiosas, como de Seculares, con especial consuelo de los mismos" (Latassa y Ortín)." 1763

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        RELAZIONE del Viaggio fatto dal Collegio fortuito. Opera di Anonimo Malalingua Accademico Spregiudicato. Prima Edizione. ". ridendo dicere verum quis prohibet?".

      - In Bischeri, 1763, nella Stamperia di Chiappone Tetro, con privilegio [ma probabilmente, Colle Alberti, 1763]. Manoscritto cartaceo, in-folio, cartonatura originale di tipo archivistico ad ancoraggio diretto sul dorso (mancanze alla carta di rivestimento al dorso), un titolo (non decifrato) manoscritto su tassello di carta applicato al piatto anteriore, pagine [346], le ultime 5 bianche. Ciascun foglio è stato ripiegato longitudinalmente una volta in modo da ottenere due colonne per facciata di cui solo una reca il testo. Steso probabilmente da due mani, in chiarissima grafia, (prima mano le pp. [1], da [5] a [42]; seconda mano pp. [3], [4], da [43] a [341]. Reca una paginazione manoscritta antica, con errori. Condizioni più che buone. Si tratta del resoconto d'un viaggio fatto da un allegra brigata di amici da Bocca d'Elsa a Pisa, per assistere all'illuminazione per la festa di S. Ranieri. Il lungo racconto è a chiave: sia i personaggi (che sono personaggi reali) e i luoghi visitati, sono presentati con nomi fittizi o anagrammati; in principio del volume sono presenti due pagine che recano gli anagrammi e i nomi fittizi dei personaggi e dei luoghi, con il loro relativo scioglimento. Il racconto, seppur basato - a quanto afferma l'autore nell'indirizzo al lettore - su un viaggio reale, si sviluppa su un registro di totale fantasia: si svolge su una barca, come se si trattasse d'un viaggio in mare, con varie tappe nei porti di numerosi paesi toscani. E' suddiviso in 14 giornate (prima giornata il 3 di giugno 1762) durante le quali i componenti la compagnia sostano nelle varie località, dove vivono alcune divertenti avventure. Sulla barca, durante i tratti di navigazione, si intrattengono raccontandosi storie piccanti e boccaccesche, con particolari di fantasia (anche se, sicuramente, basate su avvenimenti reali). Il volume è dedicato a Lacervano Ichellerice, gran cappellano di Lilletrecoba, pseudonimi sciolti dalla chiave iniziale in Valeriano Ceccherelli cappellano di Colle Alberti, e la dedica è datata: Lilletrecoba (Colle Alberti) 30 dicemmbre 1763. Non abbiamo trovato notizia di altre copie di questo testo, né in collezioni pubbliche, né in private. Seguendo la iniziale chiave di scioglimento dei nomi si possono probabilmente riconoscere fra i protagonisti del racconto alcuni personaggi che hanno lasciato qualche traccia di sé: Stefano Fabbrini (pittore), Domenico Ceccherelli (costruttore edile?), Pompeo Signorini (giureconsulto). Prendendo per veri il luogo e la data della dedica, l'autore potrebbe essere individuato fra i membri della famiglia proprietaria della tenuta di Colle Alberti (Cerreto Guidi) nel 1763, o fra i dimoranti in quella fattoria in quell'anno. Si tratta, in ogni caso, d'un racconto a chiave con influenze boccaccesche piuttosto interessante, inedito e - probabilmente - a tutt'oggi sconosciuto. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia, in qua sistuntur plantae illae, quas in insulis Martinica, Jamaica, Domingo aliisque, et in vicinae continentis parte, observavit rariores.

      Wien, Kraus, 1763. - Folio (cm 36), leg. inizio ottocento in pelle marrone con sottile cornice in oro ai piatti, dorso a nervi con titolo e fregi in oro; sguardie rinnovate, leggerissimo alone discontinuo al margine esterno per tutto il volume, ma generalm. ben conservato. Occhietto, tavola allegorica inc., frontesp. con grande vignetta incisa, testate inc. Pp. (12), VII, (5), 284, (14); in fine sono complessivamente 184 tavv. inc., numerate 1-37, 37[bis], 38-183 di cui 6 ripieg. Nomenclatura latina manoscr. in basso ad ogni tav., ed in fine intercalati alle tav. ripieg. alc. foglietti con note ms. Prima edizione di questa bellissima raccolta delle piante americane, che fu preceduta da un volume ridotto dal titolo 'Enumeratio systematica plantarum' (1760). Le illustrazioni - incise dall'artista viennese Joseph Wagner - si basano direttamente sui disegni effettuati dallo stesso Jacquin nel suo viaggio verso le Indie occidentali tra il 1754 e il 1757. "It is his first illustrated book of consequence. The 184 plates form a remarkable series of West Indian and tropical American species, though such men as Sloane and Plumier had opened up this botanical territory half a century before" (Hunt). Nissen, BBI 979; Stafleu-C. 3243; Sabin 35521; Hunt 579; de Belder 172; Pritzel, 4362; Haller, II, 491. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historia, in qua Linnaeanum systema determinatae descriptaeque sistunutur plantae illae, quas in insulis Martinica, Jamaica, Domingo, aliisque, et in viciniae continentis parte, observavit. Text- und Tafelband in 2 Bänden.,

      Wien, Kraus, 1763 - Folio: 36 x 24 cm. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 184 (6 doppelblattgr. bzw. gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. Textband: 5 Bll., VII S., 2 Bll., 284 S., 3 Bll. u. 4 Bll. Tafelerklärung. *Nissen BBI 979; Stafleu/C 3250; Pritzel 4362; Sabin 35521. Erste Ausgabe. - Enthält die botanischen Ergebnisse von Jacquins 1754-59 unternommenen Reise nach West-Indien. - Die schönen, nach Zeichnungen Jacquins gestochenen Pflanzenkupfer in guten und kräftigen Abdrucken. - Nachdem Ameisen das von Jacquin zusammengestellte Herbarium zerstört hatten, fertigte dieser als Ergänzung seiner Beschreibungen und Aufzeichnungen über die neu entdeckten Pflanzengattungen Zeichnungen an, die für das vorliegende Werk von J. Wagner in Kupfer gestochen wurden. Die schönen großformatigen Tafeln zeigen Windengewächse, Aronstab, Nachtschattengewächse, Osterluzei, Kaffeepflanzen, Araliengewächse, Palmen, Misteln, Ananasgewächse, Passionsblume u. a. - Die beiden Titelblätter je mit kleinerem alt hinterlegtem Fehlstück am Seitenrand (kaum sichtbar). Textband in den Vorstücken mit wenigen kleinen Wumspuren am Unterrand, der Tafelband durchgehend mit deutlichen, teils länglichen Wurmspuren, meist am Ober- und Unterrand, teilweise aber auch bis in den Bildteil der Darstellung hinein. Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 Schlichte Pappbände der Zeit (außen stark berieben und beschabt). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Den Danske Atlas Eller Konge-Riget Dannemark,

      1763 1763 - Med dets Naturlige Egenskaber, Elementer, Indbyggere, Væxter, Dyr og andre Affødninger, dets gamle Tildragelser og nærværende Omstændigheder i alle Provintzer, Stæder, Kirker, Slotte og Herre-Gaarde. Forestillet ved en udførlig Lands-Beskrivelser, saa og oplyst med dertil forfærdigede Land-Kort over enhver Provintz, samt ziret med Stædernes Prospecter, Grund-Ridser, og andre merkværdige Kaaber-Stykker. 7 bd. Kbhvn.: A.H. Godiche 1763-81. Med 296 foldede kobberstukne kort og prospekter. Indbundet i samtidigt hellæder med farvede titel- og tomefelter samt rigt dekoreret med guld på ryggen. Bind 7 lidt beskåret og ombundet i helskind i gammel stil. Gammel navn på titelblade samt med samtidige noter i margin.7 vols. With 296 folding engr. maps, views & plans. Bound in contemporary full calf, spines richly gilt and with coloured titlelabels. Vol. 7 a little cut and rebound in old style. Old name on title pages and old notes in margin. * Dette værk er den første store samlede beskrivelse af Danmark og med sine mangfoldige - i mange tilfælde tidligste - afbildninger af danske byer og steder en meget stor kilde til vor viden om Danmark i det 18. århundrede. Pontoppidan nåede selv kun at få udgivet de to første bind, derefter forsattes arbejdet på grundlag af forfatterens forarbejde af svogeren H.de Hofman, Langebek og B.C. Sandvig. Bibl. Danica II, 600.This is the first general description of Denmark and with its numerous - and in many cases earliest - pictures of Danish towns and places a great source of knowledge of Denmark in the 18th century. Pontoppidan only managed to publish the first 2 volumes, the work was continued on the basis of the author's work by his brother in law, H. de Hofman, Langebek and B.C. Sandvig. One of the most useful sources for historians trying to reconstruct early 18. century life in urban and provincial Denmark. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Curiosa noticia de hum grande combate, que tiverão sinco chavecos, e huma fragata de Mouros, com hum navio de guerra Genovez, em 17 de Outubro deste present anno de 1763, que durou desde as duas horas da tarde até ás sete e meya da noite.

      Lisbon, Na Offic. de Ignacio Nogueira Xisto, (1763). - Large woodcut on title page with a ship in foreground whose hands are on deck celebrating, and another ship in the background, sinking. Large woodcut tailpiece. 8 pp. 4°, disbound. Relatively light waterstain at inner margin. In good condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this newsletter relating the battle at sea between a Genoese warship commanded by Captain Domingos Castellini and six ships of Barbary pirates. Every sailor and passenger as well as the 30 Swiss Grenadiers aboard the Genovese ship were given weapons, and somehow managed to fight off Moors armed with falchions who were attempting to board the ship or to blow up the powder magazine. According to the ship's chaplain, the Moors suffered 1,200 dead and many wounded, while the Genoese lost 16 dead, with 30 wounded.---- Coimbra @Miscelâneas 487. Not located in Innocêncio. OCLC: 57973365 (Newberry Library). Porbase lists a single copy in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. Not located in ICCU (online Italian Union Catalogue). Not located in Catnyp, Hollis, Orbis or Melvyl. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LES TOULOUSAINES ou LETTRES HISTORIQUES et APOLOGETIQUES, en faveur de la Religion Reformée, & de divers Protestans condamnés dans ces derniers tems par le Parlement de Toulouse, ou dans le Haut Languedoc.

      1763 - A Edimbourg [Lausanne], sans nom d'éditeur, 1763. In-12 (100 X 167) demi-basane fauve, dos cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés, pièce de titre rouge dans un encadrement de filets dorés, tranches mouchetées en rouge (reliure de l'époque) ; (1), faux-titre, titre, 2 feuillets non chiffrés (table), 458 pages, un feuillet d'errata, (1). Quelques restaurations à la reliure. EDITION ORIGINALE, de second tirage. Selon BARBIER, IV-723, on distingue deux tirages d'après le nombre de pages de l'ouvrage : 444 pages pour le premier, 458 pour le second qui contient quelques courtes additions. Dans ce mémoire composé sous la forme de trente lettres, COURT DE GEBELIN plaide la cause de la tolérance religieuse, s'appuyant notamment sur les "affaires" du début de la décennie 1760 (Rochette, Sirven, Calas) afin de modifier l'image négative que les protestants avaient auprès de l'opinion publique. A la suite des "intellectuels" du Refuge qui ont fait évoluer les esprits en déployant une réflexion de fond sur la tolérance et la liberté de conscience, sur l'histoire, sur le droit et sur la politique qui va profondément marquer la pensée protestante européenne, "Les Toulousaines", tout comme le "Traité sur la tolérance" de Voltaire publié la même année, font partie de ces apports qui, tout au long du XVIIIe siècle, constituent une contribution non négligeable à ce qu'il est convenu d'appeler les Lumières. A noter que Court de Gébelin (1725-1784) a adhéré, peu après 1776, à la franc-maçonnerie et fut membre de la loge des "Neuf soeurs". AGREABLE EXEMPLAIRE dans sa reliure de l'époque. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal Historique du Voyage fait au Cap de bonne-Espérance. .. Précédé d'un Discours sur la Vie de l'Auteur, suivi de remarques & de réflexions sur les Coutumes des Hottentots & des Habitans du Cap

      Paris: Ches Guillyn, 1763. (SOUTH AFRICA) First edition. 16mo. 3 figures and a folding map. xxxvi, 380 pp. Quarter modern vellum, gilt spine, uncut. Fine. Mendelssohn I, p. 434; for de la Caille: Dictionary of Scientific Biography, VII, pp. 542-545 . Nicolas Louis De La Caille (1713-62), an eminent French mathematician and astronomer, arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on March 30, 1751 and began a study of the parallax of the moon. In this diary, he gives descriptions of Rio Janeiro, the Cape, Bourbon, and Ascension. De La Caille's account of the Hottentot and other customs and societies dissented from and superseded Kolbe's narrative, although he made almost as great errors as his predecessor. However, with the publication of this journal, Kolbe was no longer considered a standard author. (See Theal, History of South Africa, 1691-1795)

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        Les hommes volans, ou les aventures de Pierre Wilkins, traduites de l'Anglois, & ornées de figures end taille-douce. Tome premier - tome troisième

      Londres, et se vend à Paris, chez la veuve Brunet 1763 - Three volumes in 12mo bound in one volume; pp. (2), XVI, 312, with one engraved plate; pp. (2), 330, with 4 engraved plates; pp. (2), 318, with one folding engraved plate; contemporary calf, raised bands, upper spine end with small restoration, spine with some gilding and contrasting gilt lettering-piece, ex-libris to front cover pastedown, decorative endpapers, red edges, each title with old ownership inscription, some minor foxing in places, else clean and crisp, a very good copy. First edition in French, translated by Philippe-Florant de Puisieux of Paltock's "The life and adventures of Peter Wilkins."This utopian novel tells the shipwreck of Peter Wilkins and his discovery of a new world where the human inhabitants can fly. It is somewhat of the same plan as Roginson Crusoe. Cioranescu 51646 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Betrachtung ob die Würkung des Mercurri Sublimati corrosivi in den Venerischen Krankheiten innerlich gegeben gegründet sey nebst einer Erwähnung der Cicutae & Gedanken von der Starrsucht oder Catalepsis, nebst einigen Zusätzen zu den Gedanken der Heilungsart der hinfallenden Sucht betreffend & D. Leon Elias Hirschels Gedanken die Heilungsart der hinfallenden Sucht betreffend

      1763-1769-1767, Berlin 1763 - Three works bound in one. 12mo. Contemporary paper-covered boards with gold lettered title-label. Text in German, gothic script.1) Betrachtung ob die Würkung des Mercurri Sublimati corrosivi in den Venerischen Krankheiten innerlich gegeben gegründet sey nebst einer Erwähnung der Cicutae. Berlin, gedruckt bey Christ. Moritz Vogel. 1763. 54pp. Decorative head and tailpiece. Mid 18th century work by Jewish Berlin physician, Leon Elias Hirschel on the treatment of venereal diseases with Mercury (II) chloride or mercuric chloride (formerly corrosive sublimate). The white crystalline solid was used as a treatment for syphilis before the advent of antibiotics. It was inhaled, ingested, injected, and applied topically. Poisoning was so common that its symptoms were confused with those of syphilis. In his work Hirschel investigates if there are any advantages in taking Mercury chloride internally.2) Gedanken von der Starrsucht oder Catalepsis, nebst einigen Zusätzen zu den Gedanken der Heilungsart der hinfallenden Sucht betreffend. Berlin, bey August Mylius. 1769. 80pp. Hirschel's thoughts on Catalepsy. Includes various treatments for the disease and section with remedies for epilepsy.3) D. Leon Elias Hirschels Gedanken die Heilungsart der hinfallenden Sucht betreffend. Berlin, gedruckt bey Christian Moritz Vogel. 1767. 54pp. Hirschel looks at the causes of epilepsy. Last eight pages describe the experiences of a 20 year old woman (patient) with epilepsy.Some age wear and minor staining on binding. Gold lettering on spine faded. Slight foxing to first few leaves. Small numbers stamp on inside of front cover, previous owner's stamp on verso of title-pages. Overall very good condition. Scarce. Captivating insight into mid 18th-century medicine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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