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        Carte de L'Isle de Sainte Lucie.

      Paris, 1763 - Large engraved map with three inset plans. Fine. 88 x 56.5cm (Tooley 9)

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        Plan de Philadelphie et Environs

      Paris 1763 - From Bellin's "Petit atlas maritime.", Size : 210x161 (mm), 8.27x6.34 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Centuria Insectorum Rariorum quam... praeside... Carolo von Linné... submittit Boas Johansson.

      Upsalia (1763). 8vo. (180 x145mm). pp. (6), 32. Cloth strip on spine. First edition. The 'Centuria Insectorum' (one hundred insects) is a 1763 taxonomic work by Carl Linnaeus, and defended as a thesis by Boas Johansson; which of the two men should be credited with its authorship has been the subject of some controversy. It includes descriptions of 102 new insects and crustacean species that had been sent to Linnaeus from British America, Suriname, Java and other locations. Most of the new names included in the 'Centuria Insectorum' are still in use, although a few have been sunk into synonymy, and one was the result of a hoax: a Common Brimstone butterfly with spots painted on was described as the new "species" Papilio ecclipsis./The specimens used by Linnaeus or Johansson in writing Centuria Insectorum include some provided by Dr Alexander Garden, a horticulturist from Charles Town in the Province of South Carolina, by Carl Gustav Dahlberg in Suriname, by Hans Johan Nordgren in Java, and from the collection of Baron Charles De Geer from the Province of Pennsylvania. The work appeared also in the 'Amoenitates Academicae'.//Soulsby 2251.

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        Poetique francoise. [i.e. Poetique francaise].

      Paris, Lesclapart, 1763.. 2 volumes in-12, plein veau marbre havane de l'epoque, dos a nerfs ornes de caissons fleuronnes et cloisonnes, filet dore sur les coupes, tranches rouges, (8), 40, 465, (1) p. de table et (4), 428, (1) p. de table. Edition a la date de l'originale de ce recueil d'observations et de critiques sur la poesie, le theatre, l'opera, la rhetorique et la critique litteraire, edite par Marmontel a partir des nombreux articles composes pour 'l'Encyclopedie' et publie a l'occasion de sa candidature a l'Academie francaise. Bien que controverse, l'ouvrage lui ouvrit, en effet, les portes de l'Academie le 22 decembre de cette meme annee 1763. De la poesie - Du style poetique - Du mecanisme des vers - De la tragedie - De l'opera - De la Comedie - De la Fable, etc., etc. Sur cet ouvrage, cf. Annie Becq, in 'Memorable Marmontel', 1999, p. 159-164. (Cf. Tchemerzine-Scheler, IV, p. 439 B). Ex-libris de la Bibliotheque Hyacinthe Carrere contrecolle sur le premier plat, collectionneur et archiviste de la Societe d'agriculture de Toulouse, et "M. Duvecu" avec petit ex-libris manuscrit de l'epoque. Tres bon exemplaire..

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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, printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis printers to the University, 1763.FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1763 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT OF PLATO'S DIALOGUES, small 4to, approximately 215 x 165 mm, 8½ x 6½ inches, pages: [4], [v], vi - xl, [1) - 430, lacking final advert leaf, bound in full modern panelled speckled calf, blind decoration to panels, gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers, fore and lower edges not trimmed. Several small closed tears to edges of title page, now laid down on paper, several small light brown stains to margins of title page, also slightly dusty, leaves (a)2 - 4 and final leaves HHH1 - 3 very slightly worn at fore - edge corners, tiny chip to corners of (a)2, HHH2 and 3, tiny hole in b3 and 4, not touching text, fo.Q1 reinserted and slightly dusty in fore - edge, very small closed tear to margin of fo.Q2 neatly repaired, a few neat pale pencil marginalia, tiny neat repair to top edge of HH3 - KK2, one or two upper margins slightly dusty at top edge, contents generally very clean. A very good copy, lacking final advert leaf as noted. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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

      München 1763-64. - 2 Bde. 4°. 2 gestochene Titelvignetten, 1 gestochene Kopfvignette mit 2 Medaillons, 2 gestochene Porträts, 1 gefaltete gestochene Karte, 22 (1 gefaltete) Kupfertafeln, 2 gefaltete Tabellen, (18 Bl.), 282 S., (10 Bl.), 232 S., (4 Bl.) - 221 S., (5 Bl.), 386 S., (5 Bl.) Halbpergamentbände der Zeit mit floralem Buntpapierbezug. Die beiden ersten Jahrgänge der ersten Serie, von der 1763-76 insgesamt 10 Bände erschienen, vollständig und tadellos erhalten. - Kirchner 235. - Enthält Abhandlungen aus den Bereichen Geschichte, Genealogie, Geographie, Mathematik und Chemie: Erster Band: I. Teil: Die historischen Abhandlungen Johann Caspar Lipperts: Nachricht von den ehemaligen gelehrten Gesellschaften in Baiern P. Frobenius Forster: Abhandlung von dem zu Aschaeim in Oberbaiern unter der Regierung Herzogs Tassilons II. im Jahre DCCLXIII gehaltenen Concilio Ritter du Buat: Abhandlung von dem Grafen Luitpold; Ritter du Buat: Abhandlung von dem Leben des Cassiodors Ritter du Buat: Abhandlung von Jornandes und von seinem Buche "de rebus geticis" Ferdinand Sterzinger: Historisch-kritische Untersuchung, ob die Bojer vor Theodorischen dem Koenige der Ost-Gothen, oder unter dessen Regierung geschriebene Gesetze empfangen haben ? Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Von denen Gränzen des Baierischen Nordgaus in dem XIten Jahrhundert Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Von denen Markgrafen aus dem bambergischen Geschlechte Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Entdeckung einer von einer Catharina, Prinzessin von Niederbaiern und Gemahlin Markgrafs Friederichs des Teuten von Meissen G.G. von Plato:Nachricht von einigen Pfenningen mittlerer Zeiten welche den 13. April 1746 unweit dem Kloster Reichenbach gefunden II. Teil: Die philosophischen Abhandlungen J.H. Lambert: Abhandlung von dem Gebrauche der Mittagslinie beim Land- und Feldmessen Peter von Osterwald: Kurze Einleitung wie die geometrischen Operationen bey Aufhebung geographischer Landkarten vortheilhaft, genau und zuverlässig anzustellen Ildephon Kennedy: Abhandlung von den Moraesten; Vom Torffeuer Carl August Scheidt: Versuch einer praktischen Anleitung Steinkohlenlager in ihren Gebürgen auzusuchen, dieselben zu bearbeiten Jacob Christian Schäfer: Abbildung und Beschreibung zweyer wahren und falschen Versteinerungen Zweiter Band: I. Teil: Die historischen Abhandlungen Johann Caspar Lipperts: Fortsetzung der Nachricht von den ehemaligen gelehrten Gesellschaften in Baiern Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Von denen Markgrafen aus dem vohburgischen Geschlechte Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Versuch in Erläuterungen baierischer Siegel P.I. Ruedoerffers: Zuverläßige Nachricht von den alten Erbhofbeamten des berühmten baierischen Closters Rot am Inn D. von Limbrun: Entdeckung einer römischen Heerstraße bey Laufzorn und Grünewald P.D. Longolius: Nachricht von einer vorgewesenen Heirath Sigmunds mit Margareten. Christian Friedrich Pfeffel: Zweyter Versuch über die Gränzen des Baierischen Nordgaus in dem XIten Jahrhundert II. Teil: Die philosophischen Abhandlungen Albrecht Euler: Beantwortung einiger Arithmetischen Fragen Albrecht Euler: Auflösung der Aufgabe aus der gegebenen Höhe des Kegels die Figur seiner Grundfläche zu finden, so dass der körperliche Inhalt derselben unter allen andern von gleicher Oberfläche die grösste sey. Carl August Scheidt: Versuch einer bergmännischen Erdbeschreibung, worinnen der ganze Erdboden als ein Flösswerk, seine Berge aber nur als Abweichungen von ihrem Ganzen betrachtet werden Carl August Scheidt: Beschreibung eines neu erfundenen Kunst- und Feldgestänges Carl August Scheidt: Beschreibung einer Maschine, womit Marmor und andere Steine zu grossen Gebäuden geschnitten werden können Wolfgang Thomas Rauen: Versuch einer Abhandlung von dem Nutzen und Gebrauche des Kochsalzes Joseph Anton Carl: Abhandlung von dem Gesundbrunnen Heilbrunn in Baiern Joseph Anton Carl: Abhandlung vom Sulzerbrunnen in Oberbaiern Johann Friedrich le Petit: Abhandlung von den Kupfererzen Jacob Christian Schäfer: Erfolg de

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        Entwurf einer pragmatischen Teutschen Reichs-Historie mit zureichenden Allegationen

      - Waysenhaus-Buchhandlung, Braunschweig & Helmstedt, 1763. 14 Bll./799 S./128 S./4 Bll., original Halbleder mit Rückenschild und Vergoldung sowie 5 Schmuckbünden - gutes Exemplar - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The World describ'd; or, a New and Correct set of Maps ... Each map engraved on Copper by Herman Moll

      [London: Robert Sayer, 1763. Broadside (15 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches). A rare print and mapseller's broadside, advertising a late issue of Moll's atlas "The World Described" and a number of other atlases and county maps, and "upward ot 1200 single Sheet Maps, and Plans, by several Hands" Robert Sayer came to be one of the dominant figures in mid to late 18th-century print and map selling, latterly in partnership with John Bennett. The present broadside was published by Sayer alone: he took over the business of Philip Overton in about 1750, and the reference to "the late war" in the second to last line, suggests that it was published just after the end of the Seven Years' War which ended in 1763. This work, aside from the detailed descriptions of the 29 maps in the 'The World describ'd; or, a New and Correct Set of Maps', also describes the "English Gentleman's Guide" "portable in a Cloak Bag, or the Pocket'; and lists a number of the large-format surveys of the individual English counties (Oxfordshire by 'Mr. Oliver' and equivalent maps of Essex, Middlesex, Hertford, Kent, Sussex and Yorkshire); aa well as mentioning a de l'Isle atlas with 110 maps, Le Clerc's "Atlas of Ancient Geography" with 100 maps; wall maps; "Friex's 28 Sheet Map of Flanders and Brabant"; "several large Maps of Holland and Flanders, and upwards of 1200 single Sheet Maps, and Plans, by several Hands". This broadside is apparently unrecorded by ESTC, but does mention two other similar but earlier broadsides published by Moll himself, N27709 and T142508, both of which performed the same function as the present work.

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        Recueil de pièces manuscrites et imprimées relatif à l'histoire de l'abbé Blache, dans lequel se trouve d'importantes transcriptions d'interrogatoires menés par les jésuites sur la personne de représentants du mouvement janséniste.

      - Livre ancien Le mélange débute par un compte-rendu imprimé de l'histoire de Blache et des pièces trouvées par le commissaire du Parlement au Collège Louis le Grand en 1763 (118 p.). Suivi de plusieurs centaines de pages manuscrites de l'époque (1704) d'interrogatoires faits dans la salle basse du château de la Bastille : confirmation de l'existence de réseaux, identités se dissimulant sous de nombreux pseudonymes, intentions secrètes de la cabale janséniste, etc. Seconde pièce imprimée : "Déposition juridique de l'abbé Blache pour rendre témoignage de deux miracles que le ciel a bien voulu faire en sa faveur par l'intercession du serviteur de Dieu Vincent de Paul, lorsque le déposant était détenu prisonnier injustement dans un cachot de la prison à Saint-Lazare-lès-Paris", 1706 (20 p.) Suivi à son tour d'une très volumineuse suite de descriptions de documents transcrits en tout ou partie, et d'une suite de mémoires, plaidoyers, contre-mémoires, etc., concernant la très enchevêtrée Affaire Blache. L'ensemble s'achève par une copie (brouillon ?) d'une lettre de l'abbé Blache à Madame de Maintenon contre le Père Lachaise : "en luy envoyant un placet au Roy, contre le Père La Chaise, confesseur de sa majesté qui doit faire bannir les jésuites hors du Royaume pour la seconde et dernière fois pour le mesme fait qui les fit bannir par arrest du Parlement de Paris du 29 décembre 1594. En date du 18 mars 1709." Le Père Blache était persuadé qu'un complot visait à empoisonner le roi Louis XIV. Fascinant ensemble de pièces concernant la lutte sans merci opposant les courants janséniste et jésuitique à la fin du XVIIe siècle. Condition : In-4 en plein-veau usagé, dos à 5 nerfs portant mention "Blache tome II". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis printers to the University, 1763.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION 1763 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT OF PLATO'S DIALOGUES, small 4to, approximately 215 x 165 mm, 8½ x 6½ inches, pages: [4], [v], vi-xl, [1)-430, lacking final advert leaf, bound in full modern panelled speckled calf, blind decoration to panels, gilt raised bands, richly gilt in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers, fore and lower edges not trimmed. Several small closed tears to edges of title page, now laid down on paper, several small light brown stains to margins of title page, also slightly dusty, leaves (a)2-4 and final leaves HHH1-3 very slightly worn at fore-edge corners, tiny chip to corners of (a)2, HHH2 and 3, tiny hole in b3 and 4, not touching text, fo.Q1 reinserted and slightly dusty in fore-edge, very small closed tear to margin of fo.Q2 neatly repaired, a few neat pale pencil marginalia, tiny neat repair to top edge of HH3 - KK2, one or two upper margins slightly dusty at top edge, contents generally very clean. A very good copy, lacking final advert leaf as noted. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        NOVUM TESTAMENTUM JUXTA EXAMPLAR MILLIANUM

      Oxford (Oxonii): Clarendon, 1763 First Baskerville edition, octavo, 676 pages; bound in contemporary full calf, black leather label on spine, lettered in gilt. Small loss at spine ends, binding is very tight.  Former owner name on FEP.  This is the only book printed in the Greek type that Baskerville himself designed and cut, which is also the only Baskerville type that survives to this day. Gaskell add.2, noting that 2000 copies of the octavo edition were ordered printed by the Delegates of the University, and 500 of the quarto."

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        To Martin Folkes Esq.r President of the Royal Sociery: This Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark, with the Contigious Buildings; is humbly Inscribed by his most humble Servants John Pine and John TInney.

      1763 - London: John Ryall, John Bowles & Son & Thomas Bowles, 1763. 515 x 940mm. Minor repairs to edges. A reduction of Rocque's monumental 24-sheet map of London, here on one sheet, albeit an unusually large sheet of paper for the period. With the plan engraved by Isaac Basire and the letters by R.W. Seale, it was apparently published as an advertisement for the full-size map: the text under the map transcribes the endorsement of Folkes and Davall, two members of the Royal Society, for the accuracy of Rocque's trigonometrical survey. First published in 1749, this example comes from the third state; only the publication line has been changed. Usually a map of this size would have been printed on two sheets and then joined. Producing a map of this size needed not only a large sheet of paper, but also a large copper printing plate and press. HOWGEGO: 100. (3).

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        The Reign of George VI.

      London: for W. Nichol, 1763 - Duodecimo, pp. xxi, [1], 192; sig. A12 folded back to form initial blank. Contemporary mottled calf. Spine chipped at head and tail, joints cracked but held by cords, title leaf repaired at head with loss of first word "The", a few minor marks, a good copy. First edition of a scarce futuristic novel. "Uncanny in its choice of dates and in its prediction of the emergence of Russia and the United States as world powers, it describes a war between Britain and Russia (1900–01) which escalates into a world war between the British Empire and a coalition of Russia and France (1917–20) who between them have occupied much of Europe" (Howgego). The anonymous novel has sometimes been attributed to the Irish writer Samuel Madden, though only because that shares its futuristic concept with Madden's earlier work, Memoirs of the Twentieth Century (1733), and, as Howgego remarks, other than these two and Mercier's L'An 2440 (1771), "futuristic works of this character were virtually unknown to 18th-century readers". Although reasonably well-held institutionally, no copy of this title appears in auction records going back at least to 1975. Howgego, Imaginary Voyages and Invented Worlds, M4.

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

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

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        Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W-----y M------e, Written during her travels in Europe, Asia and Africa,

      T. Becket, London 1763 - The Second Edition. Three volumes bound in one. 12mo. Recent binding of full red leather; maroon lettering piece, gilt. A previous owner has filled in the blanks of Lady Montague's name on the title of Volume one, and has also inserted a frontispiece: an early albumen photograph of a portrait of the author. The handwritten inscription indicates that the portrait is by Jonathan Richardson. Light rubbing else a fine copy. Rothschild, 1452. ESTC T153470. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A PLAIN AND FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGN, RISE, PROGRESS AND PRESENT STATE OF THE INDIAN CHARITY-SCHOOL AT LEBANON, IN CONNECTICUT.

      Boston: Printed by Richard and Samuel Draper, 1763. - 55pp. 19th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Extremities lightly rubbed. Bookplate of C.L.F. Robinson on front pastedown. Front flyleaf and titlepage loose. Minor toning and foxing; page 39 torn at edge, minutely affecting text. Pencilled notes of Thomas W. Streeter, but without his bookplate. Very good. At the conclusion of the text (at the bottom of the recto of the final leaf) is a contemporary manuscript note reading: "Memorandum. Mr. Wheeler has transmitted an account of ye school for 2 years to Dr. Gifford who his ready to communicate it to any enquirer." Andrew Gifford (1700-84) was a Baptist minister and numismatist who donated a collection of books and a pair of globes to Wheelock's school in 1764. The first installment in Wheelock's series of publications giving the history of the first Indian school in America. This volume covers 1754-62 and was followed by eight more such reports, taking the story up to 1775. Wheelock discusses the origins of the school and defends the missionary endeavor. The school, founded by Wheelock, opened in 1754 under the name of Moors Charity School. In 1772 it was removed to Hanover, "where it formed the germ of the institution, known as Dartmouth College" (Field). EVANS 9537. NAIP w028881. FIELD 1638. HOWES W334, "aa." SABIN 103205. STREETER SALE 4062 (this copy as part of a lot).

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        Nosologia Methodica sistens Morborum Classes, Genera et Species, juxta Sydenhami mentem & Botanicorum ordinem .

      Amstelodami, De Tournes, 1763 - 5 volumes in-8 ; T.I : (8), 508 pp., 1 planche ; T.II : XVI, 512, (15) pp. ; T.III : (2), 458, (13) pp. ; T.IV : (2), 413, (11) pp. ; T.V : (2), 552, (18) pp., plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, quelques petites épidermures sur certains plats, quelques très petits trous de ver sur un plat, coins émoussés, très rares rousseurs, petite mouillure marginale à certains feuillets du tome IV, sinon intérieur en très bon état. Edition originale de l'oeuvre capitale de Sauvages, à laquelle il travailla toute sa vie. Cet ouvrage fut traduit en français en 1771. Boissier de Sauvages a voulu appliquer aux maladies une classification similaire à celle établie aux végétaux par Linné. Il avait déjà fait paraître, en 1731, un travail préliminaire intitulé « Nouvelles classes des maladies . ». Dans cet ouvrage monumental il décrit 2400 espèces de maladies, ordonnées en 10 classes et 295 genres. Boissier de Sauvages donne des descriptions cliniques parfois remarquables (comme la description du typhus exanthématique, de la maladie de Parkinson, .). On le crédite de la première description de la méningite tuberculeuse. Il décrit aussi le syndrome des jambes sans repos (« inquiétude des pieds »). Il est l'un des premiers à distinguer les inflammations des séreuses de celles des muqueuses. La huitième classe, particulièrement digne d'intérêt, est consacrée aux maladies mentales. Boissier de Sauvages assigne un rôle aux passions de l'âme et préconise une relation médecin-malade, qui anticipe le traitement moral de Pinel. Il décrit sommairement, sous le nom de paraphronysie, ce que l'on appellera delirium tremens, en attirant l'attention sur ses circonstances de déclenchement. Cette nosologie, bien que purement descriptive, et malgré ses imperfections et sa complexité, constitua un réel progrès, le premier système satisfaisant de classification et la première étape vers la notion de spécificité. François Boissier de Sauvages de la Croix (1706-1767), né à Alès, étudia la médecine à Montpellier, où il fut l'élève d'Astruc et de Chicoyneau. Il devint professeur de médecine et de botanique. Garrison & Morton, 2203 : « Sauvages adopted the botanical system of Linnaeus for a classification of diseases ; his book exerted a wide influence on his contemporaries. He enumerated 2.400 different diseases.¿ ; Heirs of Hippocrates, 873 (éd. française) : « It is a unique work that served simultaneously as a medical textbook, lexicon, and dictionary. ¿ ; M.D. Grmek, Histoire de la pensée médicale en Occident, T. 2, pp. 170-171 : « premier système nosologique qu'on peut considérer comme consistant du point de vue de la logique et satisfaisant pour la pratique médicale. » ; G. Barroux (Philosophie, Maladie et Médecine au XVIIIe siècle, pp.26-28, p.89) : « très important travail de classification des maladies qui n'a cessé d'être étudié par la suite . référence incontournable dans l'histoire de la philosophie médicale durant la deuxième moitié du XVIIIe siècle » ; R. Rey, Naissance et développement du vitalisme en France, p. 199, 211-213, 255-258 ; P. Morel, Dictionnaire biographique de la psychiatrie, p.40 ; J. Chazaud, Sauvages, Histoire des Sciences Médicales, 1999, XXXIII, pp. 53-59. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Dictionnaire des Postes, contenant le nom de toutes les villes, bourgs, paroisses, abbayes, principaux chateaux du Royaume de France & du Duche de Lorraine, les provinces ou ils sont situes, & le nom du plus prochain Bureau des Postes, ou les lettres doivent etre adressees pour chacun desdits endroits.

      Paris: Chez la Veuve Delatour. C, 1763 - Dated 1754 to title but appears to be a little later, as folding tables refer to the year 1763.4to.Prelims. + 495 p.p.Decorative e.p.'s, small decoration to title, a few decorative scrollwork head & tailpieces + 2 folding tables: 'Ordre General du Depart et de l'Arrivee des Couriers pour l'annee MDCCLXlll' & 'Suite du Depart et de l'Arivee des Couriers pour l'Annee MDCCLXlll')Full leather, spine decoratively gilt between raised bands, red stained fore-edges.Spine attractive but with wear to lower edges, boards worn & rear bd. stained, & the binding with several areas of worm damage.Some soiling to front endpaper, rear e.p.'s stained, some areas of text foxed.Text extremely strong & tight, & folding tables very good, crisp & clean with no tears.2 armorial labels, (one of Marchionis Salsae) + additional narrow strip of paper to f.p.d. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De sacra poesi Hebraeorum: Praelectiones Academicae Oxonii a Roberto Lowth A. M. collegii novi nuper socio, et poeticae publico praelectore. Subjicitur Metricae harianae brevis confutatio: et oratio crewiana & Johannis Davidis Michaelis, Philos. Profess. Ord. et Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Goettingensis Collegae, in Robert Lowth Praelectiones de sacra poesi Hebraeorum notae et epimetra. ex Goettingensi Editione Praelectionum & Drey Psalmen Davi

      Oxonii: e typographeo Clarendoni, 1763-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Two volumes, both present. Soem minor bright water staining, very ignorable. Full leather. Front board of volume 1 severed but present. Rear board of volume 2 severed but present. Five raised bands on each spine. Labels still present, though the wear is evident and leather is dry. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings.

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        Den Danske Atlas Eller Konge-Riget Dannemark,

      . Med dets Naturlige Egenskaber, Elementer, Indbyggere, Vaexter, Dyr og andre Affödninger, dets gamle Tildragelser og naervaerende Omstaendigheder i alle Provintzer, Staeder, Kirker, Slotte og Herre-Gaarde. Forestillet ved en udförlig Lands-Beskrivelser, saa og oplyst med dertil forfaerdigede Land-Kort over enhver Provintz, samt ziret med Staedernes Prospecter, Grund-Ridser, og andre merkvaerdige Kaaber-Stykker. 7 bd. Kbhvn.: A.H. Godiche 1763-81. Med 296 foldede kobberstukne kort og prospekter. Indbundet i samtidigt hellaeder med farvede titel- og tomefelter samt rigt dekoreret med guld pa ryggen. Bind 7 lidt beskaret og ombundet i helskind i gammel stil. Gammel navn pa titelblade samt med samtidige noter i margin.<br>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 vaerk er den förste store samlede beskrivelse af Danmark og med sine mangfoldige - i mange tilfaelde tidligste - afbildninger af danske byer og steder en meget stor kilde til vor viden om Danmark i det 18. arhundrede. Pontoppidan naede selv kun at fa udgivet de to förste bind, derefter forsattes arbejdet pa grundlag af forfatterens forarbejde af svogeren H.de Hofman, Langebek og B.C. Sandvig. <br>Bibl. Danica II, 600.<br>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..

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        Carte Des Possessions Angloises & Francoises Du Continent De L'Amerique Spetentionale.

      R. and J. Ottens, Amsterdam 1763 - Unrecorded issue of the Ottens map of the French and English possessions, published after the Treaty which ended the French and Indian War. In 1755, the Ottens issued a Dutch version of Jean Palairet's important map. The map showed the French and English territorial claims on the eve of the French and Indian War, with the colouring reflecting those claims. A unrecorded second issue of the map was published, however, following the Treaty of Paris which ended the war. In that issue, as in this copy, the date has been removed from the title and the colouring keys removed from either side of the scale of miles. More importantly, the colouring on the map reflects the new boundaries following the war: the English colonies are extended to the Mississippi, Louisiana is no longer coloured to be owned by France (the treaty ceding this vast region to Spain), a hashed boundary line now appears running the length of the Mississippi and extending northwest into the unexplored region presumed to be its source and a hashed boundary now divides Newfoundland and separates Labrador from British Canada. A very rare issue of the map reflecting the changing geo-political boundaries following the French and Indian War. Sellers & Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 58 (1755 issue); McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 755.9 (1755 issue); Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 575 (1755 issue). Engraved map, full period hand-colouring.

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        A PLAIN AND FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGN, RISE, PROGRESS AND PRESENT STATE OF THE INDIAN CHARITY-SCHOOL AT LEBANON, IN CONNECTICUT

      Boston: Printed by Richard and Samuel Draper, 1763.. 55pp. 19th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Extremities lightly rubbed. Bookplate of C.L.F. Robinson on front pastedown. Front fly leaf and titlepage loose. Minor toning and foxing; p.39 torn at edge, minutely affecting text. Pencil notes of Thomas W. Streeter, but without his bookplate. Very good. At the conclusion of the text (at the bottom of the recto of the final leaf) is a contemporary manuscript note reading: "Memorandum. Mr. Wheeler has transmitted an account of ye school for 2 years to Dr. Gifford who his ready to communicate it to any enquirer." Andrew Gifford (1700-84) was a Baptist minister and numismatist who donated a collection of books and a pair of globes to Wheelock&#39;s school in 1764. The first installment in Wheelock&#39;s series of publications giving the history of the first Indian school in America. This volume covers 1754- 62 and was followed by eight more such reports, taking the story up to 1775. Wheelock discusses the origins of the school and defends the missionary endeavor. The school, founded by Wheelock, opened in 1754 under the name of Moors Charity School. In 1772 it was removed to Hanover, "where it formed the germ of the institution, known as Dartmouth College" (Field). EVANS 9537. NAIP w028881. FIELD 1638. HOWES W334, "aa." SABIN 103205. STREETER SALE 4062 (this copy, as part of a lot).

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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.

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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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        Herrn Gottfried Wilhelms, Freyherrn von Leibnitz, Theodicee, das ist, Versuch von der Güte Gottes, Freyheit des Menschen, und vom Ursprunge des Bösen, bey dieser fünften Ausgabe durchgehens verbesssert, auch mit neuen Zusätzen und Anmerkungen vermehret von Johann Christoph Gottscheden. Statt einer Einleitung ist die Fontenellische Lobschrift auf den Herrn von Leibnitz von neuem übersetzt.

      Försterischen Erben,, Hannover - Leipzig, 1763 - 2 Bde. Hannover - Leipzig, Försterischen Erben, 1763. Titel + 10 n.n. Bll. + 112 + 432, S. 435 - 908 + 42 S. OPp. der Zeit. Vgl.: Ravier 470. Goedeke III, 361, 34. Faber du Faur I, 1540. Mit dem gestochenen Porträt und der gefalteten Tafel der Rechenmaschine (siehe Abbildung). - Besitzsign. a. V., fl. V. fachmännisch in Ecke ergänzt, Gelenke beider Bände fachmännisch restauriert, stockfleckig, gebräunt, leichte Gbrsp. - Die erst Auflage wurde 1720 von Richter übersetzt, hier die zweite von Gottsched bearbeitete Ausgabe. Es ist ebenfalls der Aufsatz über die "Rechnung mit Null und Eins", eine Beschreibung des von ihm entdeckten binären Zahlensystems, enthalten - die Grundlage der heutigen Computertechnik. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        AN HEBREW GRAMMAR, COLLECTED CHIEFLY FROM THOSE OF MR. ISRAEL LYONS.AND THE REV. RICHARD GREY.TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED A PRAXIS, TAKEN FROM THE SACRED CLASSICS, AND CONTAINING A SPECIMEN OF THE WHOLE HEBREW LANGUAGE: WITH A SKETCH OF THE HEBREW POETRY AS RETRIEVED BY BISHOP HARE.

      Boston: Printed by R. and S. Draper, for the Honorable and Reverend the President and Fellows of Harvard-College, 1763. - v,[1],83pp. Interleaved with several blank pages. Lacks the half title. 19th-century three-quarter green-dyed calf and marbled boards, spine neatly repaired, leather label replaced. Early 19th-century ownership inscription on front free endpaper; text heavily annotated by a student (see below). Tanning, scattered foxing. Very good. This copy bears the ownership signature of "David Pulsifer, 3d. 1830. Mar. 4." on the front free endpaper. Pulsifer (1802-94), a noted antiquarian, historian, and expert in chirography, was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He was known for his expertise in early handwriting, and played an important role in preserving and publishing colonial New England records. Pulsifer also studied Hebrew, as is shown by this heavily used this copy. It is interleaved throughout with blank pages, many with extensive notes, though the majority of his work seems to have been done on the text leaves themselves, which contain cross-outs, corrections, and writing. Stephen Sewall (1734-1804) was professor of Hebrew at Harvard and was one of the leading scholars of his day, specializing in Oriental languages and Hebrew. In 1761, Sewall succeeded Judah Monis as instructor in Hebrew at Harvard, a position Sewall held for more than twenty years. This is the second Hebrew grammar produced in America, preceded only by a work by Monis published in 1735. Rosenbach asserts that the Hebrew types used in it were destroyed by fire in 1764. The final twenty-three pages are comprised of a study of Hebrew poetry. ROSENBACH AMERICAN JEWISH 43. GOLDMAN, HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA 172. EVANS 9514. NAIP w020434. SABIN 79458, 42873. Pulsifer: APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA V, pp.134-35.

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        Descrizione delle pitture, sculture e architetture esposte al pubblico in Roma. dall' Abate F.Titi da città di Castello. Con l' aggiunta di quanto è stato fatto di nuovo fino all' anno presente

      Marco Pagliarini, Roma 1763 - [Arte-Roma] (cm.19) bella e solida piena pergamena originale. Titolo in oro al dorso.-- pp. XII, 487, 108. Dedicata a D.Livio Odescalchi. Edizione definitiva e di molto accresciuta sulla prima del 1674 ritenuta per molto tempo la " Migliore guida di Roma " Cicognara 3891. Osserva Choix 18125 che: " Titi a etè la premier qui ait donnè un guide methodique et critique des ouvres d' art se trouvant a son èpoque dans les eglises de Rome ". Qualche carta interna ombreggiata, ma esemplare molto bello e fresco, raro cosi ben conservato. * Fossati-Bellani 760; * Schudt 285; * Sclosser-Magnino p.600.[f56] [Attributes: 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), &#143; stato l'autore pi&#157; 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]

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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]

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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&#148; x 11&#148;; 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&#146;s scarce work on horticulture.

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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&#148; x 11&#148;; 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&#146;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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        A View of Gaspe Bay, in the Gulf of St. Laurence (Canada)

      London 1763 - Engraving. Drawn on the Spot by Capt. Hervey Smyth. Engraved by Peter Mazell. London. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Street, Thos. Jefferys the corner of St. Martins Lane in the Strand, Carrington Bowles at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, and Henry Parker at No. 82 in Cornhill. Sheet size: 15 3/4 x 22 1/2". Inventory#: p1857pmat.

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#146;un Discours sur la Vie de l&#146;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. &#145;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.&#146; "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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        Mémoires sur l'éducation des vers a soie. [Ensemble] De la culture des muriers. [Ensemble] Observations sur l'origine du miel.

      Chez Gaude 1763 - - Chez Gaude, A Nimes 1763, 3 parties en un 2 Vol. in 8 (11,5x19cm), xvj, 148pp; (1) et 192p. (1) 128p. 38p., relié. - Edition originale recherchée, assez rare. Pleine Basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin brun. Coiffe de tête du tome II élimée. Une tâche sur un plat. 6 coins émoussés. Coin droit de la page de garde du tome II déchirée et manquante. Le premier feuillet du catalogue est absent. Bon exemplaire dans l'ensemble. Les trois mémoires, devenus un classique du genre, rassemble trois études sur les insectes produisant une substance utilisée par les hommes, il s'agit surtout d'un ouvrage pratique qui examine point par point la manière d'utiliser les vers à soie, les cocons, etc. que la bonne culture du murier à cet effet. Des pages manuscrites, en fin d'ouvrage établissent une table des matières détaillée, fort utile lorsqu'on recherche un point précis. xvj, 148pp; (1) et 192p. (1) 128p. 38p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GENERAL HISTORY OF THE LATE WAR: CONTAINING IT'S [sic] RISE, PROGRESS, AND EVENT, IN EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AND AMERICA.

      London. -1764. 1763 - Five volumes. [4],495,[2]; 464; 480; 469,[27]pp. plus eight maps and forty (of forty-one) portraits. Lacking the portrait of Lord Bute, but supplemented by the addition of a portrait of Lord Anson, two naval plates, and a map. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt labels. Calf dry and chipping; boards generally worn, especially at the spines. Clean internally, and overall in very good condition. A survey history of the French and Indian War, with considerable material on the war in North America. A long and detailed work, with extracts from original source material and journals of the time. Includes many excellent engraved portraits of military leaders and folding maps of the British North American colonies, the West Indies, etc. HOWES E165a, "aa." SABIN 22667.

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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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