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        Componimenti Poetici pel solennissimo ingresso di sua il Signor Cavaliere Eccellenza Francesco Morosini all dignita di Procurator de S. Marco per merito

      In Venezia, Appresso Luigi Pavini con Licenza de Superiori, 1763. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 4to, 298 x 222 mms., pp. lxxxviii, xxi, title-page in red and black with engraved ornament, engraved head- and tail-pieces, one engraved vignette signed "F. Bartolozzi," the others unsigned, but probably by Bartolozzi, contemporary marbled wrappers. A fine copy. Gozzi published several works with a similar title, including one in 1763 entitled Componimenti poetici per l'ingresso solenne alla dignità di procuratore di S. Marco p er merito di Sua Eccellenza il signor Gian-Francesco Pisani. This poetical tribute to the Doge of Venice, Francesco Morosini (1619 -1694), who was probably the most illustrious member of the distinguished Morosini family, is dedicated to Elizabetta Cornaro Morosini, described in the dedication as "consorte di Lei," though it seems unlikely that she would have been alive in 1763. The work contains poems by the editor, Gozzi, as well as Lodovico Emili Bresciano, Girolamo Vaninetti, Antonio Lambertenghi, Carlo Casati, among others. Those with a taste for printing errors will relish the one on page xvi, where the word "sonetto" contained within an engraved vignette is printed upside down. Copies with similar titles can be found in WordCat, but none paying tribute to Francesco Morosini and printed in Venice in 1763, so this particular example of what is probably a sub-genre of 18th century Italian poetical literature is at least uncommon.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        Versuche über den Charakter und die Werke der besten Italiänischen Dichter

      Braunschweig, Waisenhaus, 1763 -, 1774.. 3 in 2 Bänden. 4 Bll., 387 S.; 280, 136 S. HLdr. d. Zt. und Pappband d. Zt. ADB XXI, 232; Recke-Napiersky III, 185. - Meinhard (1727-1767) gehört zu den Pionieren der Romanistik. Sein hier vorliegendes kritisches Hauptwerk ist nicht nur ein Dokument der Auseinandersetzung der Aufklärung mit der italienischen Dichtung der Frührenaissance, sondern auch bedeutsam durch seine Übersetzungen der Werke Dantes, Ariosts und Tassos. Lessing lobte das Werk in den Literaturbriefen (23, 332). - Bd. 2/3 in der unbezeichneten neuen Auflage, wesentlich größer im Format gesetzt und so auch der Einband einiges größer. Dieser Band stärker berieben und bestossen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Catholische Bibel, Das ist die ganze Heilige Schrift alten und neuen Testaments, Nach der uralten gemeinen Lateinischen, und von der Heil. Catholischen Kirch bewährten, und in derselbigen bishero allzeit gebrauchten Uebersetzung,...Mit jedes Capituls nothwendigen Summarien, und mit vielen Kupfern, ... Auch einem Biblischen Catechismo versehen, Zum Gebrauch der Römisch-Catholischen

      Nürnberg., bey Johann Joseph Fleischmann., 1763. 38 x 25 cms, Engraved fullpage portrait of Carolus Albertus, engraved titleleaf with view of Schillingsfurst, + 15 leaves, + 1-664 pages. First leaves with wear.Re-enforced margins. Some leaves with tear. All leaves fingerdumped. Contemp. schabloned endpapers. Contemp. Calf with wear. Volume One ONLY; from Genesis to Das Buch Ecclesiasticus. KEYWORDS: Biblia Germany.

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        EL ABOGADO INSTRUIDO EN LA PRACTICA CIVIL DE ESPAÑA. / PRACTICA CRIMINAL , CON NOTA DE LOS DELITOS, SUS PENAS, PRESUNCIONES . Y RITUAL PARA JUZGAR, ACRIMINAR Y DEFENDER EN LOS TRIBUNALES . / NORMA BREVE PARA INSTRUIR CON PERFECCION CUALQUIER CAUSA CRIMINAL .

      Valencia, por Joseph Thomás Lucas / Zaragoza, Oficina de Medardo Heras 1763 - 3 obras en un volumen, 8º, las 2 primeras impresas en Valencia y la última, la de Luyando en Zaragoza, 1763, 1765 y s.f. (hacia 1795). 4 hh, 200 pp. / 12 hh, 205 pp, 1 h. / 111 pp. Pasta española de la época, tejuelo, dorados en lomo. Bonito ejemplar, muy bien conservado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vies des gouverneurs généraux, avec l'abrégé de l'histoire des etablissements Hollandois aux Indes Orientales .

      - La Haye, Pierre de Hondt, 1763.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary roan with gilt fillets round sides, spine richly gilt, atlas volume modern half red morocco, spine gilt. With title-page printed in red and black, 27 engraved vignette portraits of the Governors-General and 35 (1 double) engraved folding maps, plans and views after J. van Schley. VI,351;48 pp.* Much improved edition of volume XX of Prévost's Historische beschrijving der reizen. Enlarged with an important 'Consideration sur l'état présent de la Compagnie hollandoise des Indes Orientales' by the ex-Governor General Baron d'Imhoff. Interesting description of the lives of the Governors General and all the events relative to the affairs of the VOC from the Cape of Good Hope to Japan during a period of ca. 150 years. - Few leaves with marginal wormholes otherwise a fine large paper copy; with armorial bookplate.Landwehr, VOC, 1502; Cat. KITLV p.236; Cordier, B.I., col. 1490; Bastin-Brommer N17. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        Denkmal der göttlichen Vorsicht über die evangelische Kirche der Herzogl. Würtembergischen Residenz, und des löblichen Herzogthums dritten Haupt-Stadt Ludwigsburg, welches in sich begreift, was für Proclamtionen, Eheverlöbnisse, Confirmationen und Taufen, auch junger und alter Personen Todesfälle ... 1762 ... in allhiesiger Stadtkirche ... vorgefallen

      Ludwigsburg, Cotta 1763.. 24 Bll. Geheftet. Folio. Interessante Statistik, die seit 1728 bis ins 19. Jahrhundert jährlich für Ludwigsburg aufgelegt wurde. Die Geburtsanzeigen mit Angaben der Eltern und Taufzeugen, bei Todesfällen den medizinischen Grund, Eheanzeigen mit Berufs- und tlw. Abstammungsangaben. - Unbeschnitten, etwas braunfleckig.

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        L'Economie politique. Projet pour enrichir et pour perfectioner l'Espèce Humaine. [sic pour Projet pour enrichir et pour perfectionner l'Espèce Humaine].

      - Londres et se trouve à Paris, Chez Moreau, Pissot, Knapen, Brocas et Humblot, 1763. In-12, cartonnage de papier ancien marbré, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (rel. postérieure), (4), xj, (1), 212 p. Edition originale. "Ce traité très original, avec notamment le parti pris d'une orthographe simplifiée, constitue l'un des premiers modèles militant pour une organisation de la collecte de l’épargne ( ). Faiguet s'intéresse en priorité aux domestiques dont le statut de célibataire et la régularité du versement des gages, esquisse des formes ultérieures du salariat, favorise, à ses yeux, la capacité d'accumulation d'un capital ( ). A la différence de ses prédécesseurs ou successeurs, Faiguet ne vise pas seulement la retraite mais bien la gamme des formules de l'épargne entre la précaution du lendemain et l'horizon plus lointain de la vieillesse. Les considérations démographiques sont déjà associées aux perspectives sociales et économiques des modèles de protection ( ). Par extension, ce système est applicable aux 'jeunes travailleurs, manouvriers, fabricants etc.'. La question de l'obligation qui agitera les esprits en matière de protection sociale durant près de deux siècles, se pose" (cf. longue analyse : J.-M. Thiveaud, in ‘Politique et économie au temps des Lumières’ sous la dir. de G. Klotz, p. 79 sq., PU Saint-Etienne, 1995). Il faudra attendre plus de quinze années, avec Piarron de Chamousset, pour voir réapparaître des propositions allant dans le même sens. Administrateur, économiste, philanthrope, novateur dans de nombreux domaines et collaborateur régulier de L'Encyclopédie, Faiguet de Villeneuve obtint la charge de trésorier de France au bureau des finances de Châlons-sur-Marne, puis de "payeur général de l’armée à Châlons". (Higgs, 2859. INED, n°1772. Kress, n° 6100. Manque à Goldsmiths et Einaudi). Quelques petites taches et quelques auréoles claires. Bon exemplaire. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Preceptor:.... (2 Volumes complete)

      London: R and J Dodsley, 1763 Containing a general course of education. Wherin the first principles of polite learning are laid down in a way most suitable for trying the genius, and advancing the instruction of youth. In twelve parts, illustrated with maps and useful cuts. Both volumes in contemporary speckled calf, edges and corners worn and bumped a little, upper board of vol 1 detached but present, board of vol 2 loose but holding. Spines have raised bands, both worn and there is a crack down center of Vol 1. Internally, Volume 1, has the bookplate of Eliza Giffard to front pastedown, foxing to front and rear endpapers, small chip to corner of frontis, (xlix), (1), 5-466 pp, + 27 pull out plates of maps, birds etc. Vol 2, has a bookplate to fef, B&W frontis, (1), 560 pp, 5 pull out plates and 1 woodcut. A very scarce item! (ESTC T79285)

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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 - 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. B002AIKIWK 1763-01-01 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chris Korczak]
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        Rare document includes both the signatures of "The Father of New Hampshire," Meshech Weare, and his wife, Mehitable as witnesses to a land transaction

      Manuscript Document Signed, ìMeshech Weareî, ìMehitable Weareî and ìBenjamin Frenchî, 1p., approximately 7.5î x 12î. New Hampshire, February 18, 1763. Partial split at folds and small portion of text loss not near signatures, else good condition with dark, bold signatures and remnants of original wax seal. Weare was elected first president of New Hampshire in 1784. Often called "The Father of New Hampshire", Weare was active in New Hampshire politics for many years. Between 1739 and 1776, Weare served as selectman and representative for Hampton Falls in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, its speaker and clerk, as well as one of New Hampshireís delegates to the Albany Congress in 1754. As a prominent political figure, he was asked to witness the signing of important transactions, such as this one. Women were not usually asked to bear witness to documents in the eighteenth century, thus the signature of his wife beneath his, as witness, is rare. The land was sold to an ìAbner Philbrick of Hamptonî for ìthe sum of Three Hundred and Ten Pounds old Tenor of New Hampshireî, quite a sizable sum in that day. The town in which the Weareís land is located, Hampton Falls, was officially incorporated in 1726, however most referred to it as a parish until 1835. The plot of land next to the Weareís house is now the site of a park.

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        The Police of France, Or, an Account of the Laws & Regulations Established in That Kingdom, for the Preservation of Peace, and the Preventing of Robberies: To Which Is Added, a Particular Description of the Police and Government of the City of Paris

      London: Printed by E. Owen and T. Harrison, 1763. Hardcover. Very Good. London: E. Owen and T. Harrison, 1763. 4to. 138pp. Inscribed by Sir William Mildmay. Three-quarter bound in dark brown contemporary calf-skin leather with brown marbled boards. 4 raised bands. 5 compartments. Spine label with gilt lettering. Gilt embellishments along spine. Tight binding and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Slight rubbing to boards and spine edges. Minor scattered foxing. Owners inscription over preface. Upper corner of final seven leaves repaired. Sir William Mildmays inscription at end of preface. A descriptive account of the laws and policing of France shortly following the war of Austrian succession, and during the 7 Years War from the eyes of an English liason. Published in the same year as the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Includes not only laws of the time, but the salaries of different ranks of officers. Mildmay was a British lawyer, born in India, and known for his time spent in France. Upon entering the bar, Mildmay worked in a minor capacity for British government officials, which eventually earned him a place with William Shirley on the Anglo-French Commission in Paris from 1750-1755. The purpose of the commission was to settle the final disputed sections of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, signed in 1748, to end the War of Austrian Succession. Issues at hand included the boundaries of Nova Scotia; the right to the islands of St. Lucia, Tobago, St. Vincent, and Dominica; and the accounts of prizes taken at sea after the signing of the preliminary articles of peace. Mildmay was separately commissioned to effect the exchange of prisoners. In May 1752, Ruvigny de Cosne, secretary of the British embassy in Paris, succeeded Shirley. Negotiations dragged on for several years, and the failure of the commission to conclude a lasting treaty with France influenced the outbreak of the Seven Years' War in 1756. After the commission finished its mission in 1755, Mildmay returned to England, where he wrote an official report on the commission. Mildmay wrote several books on French society based on his time living in France. During the Seven Years' War, Mildmay served as a captain in the militia, and later as sheriff of Essex. A collectible copy in very good condition. Ships daily.

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        Idées d'un citoyen sur l'administration des Finances du Roi.

      - Amsterdam, 1763. In-12, cartonnage de papier marbré, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches mouchetées (rel. moderne), iv, 132 p. Edition originale. En pleine crise financière et institutionnelle, Bertin qui venait d’être nommé contrôleur général des Finances sollicita, en 1760, des études sur la situation des finances et des propositions de réformes. Le résultat des travaux de Baudeau fut publié dans ce recueil de trois études, en 1763. Ce fut sa première publication économique qui le fit connaître. "Projet de réforme totale de l'administration des finances tendant au même but d'ailleurs que la 'Richesse de l'Etat' [de Roussel de la Tour], qui venait de paraître avec un grand retentissement. Trois questions en font l'objet : manière la plus simple de recouvrir les deniers royaux; méthode la plus claire et la plus économique de dépenser les deniers publics; moyens les plus équitables d'affranchir le gouvernement de la dette publique" (Ined, n° 281). (Einaudi, 346. Higgs, 3016. Kress, 7071). Exemplaire frais, court de marge supérieure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the court of Augustus. Second edition. 3 Bände. Mit 25 gestochenen Tafeln.

      London, A. Millar und Edinburgh, Hamilton u. a., 1760-1763. - Graesse I, 134. Lowndes I, 203: "Most ably reviewed by de Johnson". 26,5 x 21 cm. 6, 383 8,456 6,573,48 Seiten , 25 Tafeln. (In Band I die Seiten 177-184 verbunden). – Zweite Ausgabe dieser Arbeit des schottischen Frühaufklärers Thomas Blackwell (1701-1757). Die Kupfertafeln zeigen verschiedene Porträt-Medaillons. - Geglättete Kalblederbände d. Z. (teils etwas stärker fleckig und berieben, Gelenke beschabt, 1 Kapital bestoßen, kl. Ausbrüche) mit je 2 farbigen goldgeprägten Rücken Schildern und Bibliothekssignatur sowie Stehkantenvergoldung. Etwas gebräunt. Titel mit Bibliotheksstempel und Signatur. Sonst wohlerhaltenes, breitrandiges Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: A la Recherche]
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        Naval Tactics; Or, a Treatise of Evolutions and Signals, With Cuts, Lately Published in France, ...By Mons. De Morogues, ...Translated By a Sea-Officer

      Lon.. b/w plates, some folding. This is the first English translation of Morogues’ “Tactique Navale,” originally published in France in 1763. Morogues was the founder of the Marine Academy at Brest, and is perhaps best remembered for his able performance as Captain of Magnifique at Quiberon in 1759. See Corbett’s Signals and Instructions 1776-1794. Also, Scott, 316, and Adams & Waters 161. One folding order of Battle at Malaga, 1704, (page 95*) and eight terminal folding engraved plates of tactical maneuvers. Bound in contemporary marbled boards; rebacked in goat with leather label. Minor tanning and staining. Lacking rear end paper, but a nice wide margined copy, untrimmed. Early ownership signature of Stephen Hill on the front flyleaf. Quite a scarce book. Worldcat notes but four libraries, only one of which is in America, holding copies.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        The American Negotiator: Or, The Various Currencies of the British Colonies in America; As Well the Islands, as the Continent

      For the Proprietors, London, 1763. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full Contemporary polished calf, corners and spine ends a little bumped, joints splitting but binding still intact. Lacking the front endpaper, otherwise complete. Scattered foxing and browning. A book with substantial importance to 18th century colonial trade - as evidenced by the 24 page subscriber list. First published in 1761 - surprisingly scarce. 24, xvi, 464. Howes 697, Sabin 105606 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Economics; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041904. .

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        Historique des Curiosites de l'Eglise de Paris Place

      C. P. Gueffier, Paris 1763 - 462 [4] pp. First Edition. French text. Description of churches of Paris. Provenance: Bookplate of French composer Paul Lacombe. Book Description: Binding in period full calf, spine gilt, morocco label. Dimensions: (12mo) 16.5 x 9.5 cm (6 1/2" x 3 3/4"). Condition: Very good; spine ends chipped, extremities rubbed, light foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Travels of Cyrus : to Which is Annexd, a Discourse Upon the Theology and Mythology of the Pagans / by the Chevalier Ramsay

      Glasgow; James Knox, 1763. 1st Edition in this form. Tear to the top of the title page (text not affected) . Subjects: Voyages, Imaginary --Early works to 1800. Mythology --Early works to 1800. Associate Reference: Evans 26052. ESTC citation no. : T208281. Full contemporary analine calf, recased. Raised bands with the original gilt-blocked label laid back. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Jests of Beau Nash, Laste Master of the Ceremonies at Bath. Consisting of a Variety of Humorous Sallies of Wit, Smart Repartees, and Bons Mots; Which Passed Between Him and personages of the First Distinction

      London: printed for W. Bristow, 1763 ii, 82 p. 16 cm. Frontispiece portrait of Nash. Half leather with marble paper boards. Some wear with bumped corners. Lacks final page of text. Bottom corners of frontispiece, title page, and first page of preface torn. Interior margin and text of p. i/ii torn. Chip from pp. 13-14. Stained throughout. Title continues: "Consisting of a Variety of Humorous Sallies of Wit, Smart Repartees, and Bons Mots; Which Passed Between Him and personages of the First Distinction, and the most celebrated for True Wit and Humour. Dedicated to the Right Honourable the Earl of Chesterfield." The DNB states that when Beau Nash first entered the Inner Temple as a law student in 1693 he had such good manners, opulent taste in dress, and so high a standard of living, most of his fellow students suspected him of being a highwayman. His addiction to gambling drew him to Bath in 1705 where he soon became a hit at the balls and assembles. He became Master of Ceremonies and the informal king of Bath. 18th century humour at its best/worst.

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        Escrutinio de maravedises, y monedas de oro antiguas, su valor, reduccion, y cambio a las monedas corrientes deducido de escrituras, leyes, y pragmaticas antiguas, y modernas de España.

      Madrid, Antonio Marin, 1763. - 2 parties en 1 volume in-4. 123pp. + 171pp. Plein veau , dos à nerfs orné, petits manques sur la reliure. Edition Originale de cette intéressante étude sur la valeur des anciennes monnaies d'or espagnoles. La première partie contient une histoire du Conseil de Castille auquel l'ouvrage est dédié. Bel exemplaire, bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thesauri Britannici, seu Museum Numarium, quo continentur numi Graeci et Latini, omnis metalli et formae, necdum editi ab autore ipso coelati. Interprete Aloysio comite Cristiani Mediolanensi. [AND:] Thesauri Britannici pars altera, seu Museum Numarium complexum numos Graecos, et Latinos omnis metalli, et formae necdum editos, depictos et descriptos a Nicolao Francisco Haym Romano, inteprete Josepho Khell e S. J. (...) [TWO VOLUMES]

      Vindobonae, ex officina Krausiana, 1763 & Vindobonae, typis Joannis Thomae de Trattnern, 1765.. Two volumes. Crown quarto (240 x 190mm; 265 x 210mm). Pp. (iv), 296, (8), plus 30 numbered fold-out copperplates, with a total of ca. 600 impressions of coins. Fine, allegorical frontispiece, engraved on copper by J. Mansfeld, with the title ?Thesaurus Britanicus? strengthened, one copperplate illustration on the letterpress, one table, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials, bottom of title restored; (xxvi), 398, (10), plus 51 numbered, fold-out copperplates, with a total of ca. 900 impressions of coins, including large pictorial plate of particular charm. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Hardcover, simply bound in quarter cloth and boards, not uniformly, blemished, spine 1st volume strengthened, volume II lacks first free endpaper, dampmarked. A very good, uncut set, with all the handsome plates well preserved. - - The complete set of the Latin edition British Thesaurus (London 1719-20). Translated by Aloysius Cristiani and Josephus Khell von Khellburg. Printed in Vienna by Johann Paul Krauss and Johann Thomas von Trattner. Nicola Francesco Haym (1678-1729). Lipsius p. 178. Cicognara 2880 (listing the Italian edition of 1719); BNP 69, col. 583; NUC 236, p. 498. Rare. Complete 2-volume sets are most uncommon.

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        FRUCTOLOGIA, OF BESCHRYVING DER VRUGTBOMEN EN VRUGTEN

      1763. Very Good. KNOOP, Johann Hermann. FRUCTOLOGIA, OF BESCHRYVING DER VRUGTBOMEN EN VRUGTEN DIE MEN IN DE HOVEN PLANT EN ONDERHOUD: Waar by derzelver differente Benamingen, Groey-plaatzen, Voortteeling, Cultuur, en Huishoudelyk Gebruik, als mede het Confyten en meer andere Toebereidingen der Vrugten, enz., nauwkeurig aangewezen worden... Leeuwarden: Gedrukt by Abraham Ferwerda en Gerrit Tresling, boekverkopers, 1763. First edition, with unfolded plates. 19 hand-colored engraved plates of fruits and berries numbered I - XIX. The title is printed within a red border. Folio. *2,A-Kk2. 37 x 26 cm. [4],132 pp. Page 36 is misnumbered 43. In a later (perhaps early twentieth-century) binding of green cloth-backed marbled boards which is worn at the crown. The bookblock is split immediately after the title-page and is starting in a couple of other places; and the first five plates are sprung and laid-in at the appropriate places. The color has been applied heavily to some plates. Text leaves and plates are clean and very good overall, showing only some occasional light toning or light foxing. But, because of the split bookblock, it is offered as is. Johann Hermann Knoop (1700-1769) was a teacher in mathematics and head gardener to the Dowager Princess of Orange at Marienburg, near Leeuwarden. (Brunet 3.861; Johnston, Cleveland...Collections 465).

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        Briefe aus der Schweiz nach Hannover geschreiben, in dem Jare 1763.

      - ADB I, p. 447; Barth 17539; Blake-NLM 14; Haller I, 984; Holzmann-Bohatta 7570; Lonchamp 118; Wäber 37. Richly illustrated work on the geology and natural history of Switzerland by Johann Gerhard Reinard Andreae (1724-1793), a German pharmacist and chemist, resulting from his scientific journey to the Alps in 1763. The letters he sent to his friends during this period, were first published in 1764 and 1765 in the Hannover Magazin and in 1776 as this beautiful new corrected, enlarged and first illustrated edition of his correspondence appeared, including many notes by Jakob Samuel Wyttenbachs and 15 excursions by Swiss scholars. Added are over 90 engravings from various sources, collected by Alb. Müller, who acquired the book in 1819, by different artists such as Georg Chr. Kilian. Also added is a copy in manuscript of a letter in French by Prof. d'Annone to Prof. Bernoullé in Berlin, dated 1776, containing an addition to page 31.

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        Catechismus, oder Anfänglicher Unterricht christlicher Glaubens-Lehre; Allen Christlichen Glaubens-Schülern, jung oder alt, nöthig und nützlich sich drin zu üben

      Philadelphia: Henrich Miller, 1763. Very Good +. [4], 146 p. (pp. 135-36 is a folded plate, which is signed M2); 17 cm. Signatures: pi2 A-M6 (12mo). M2 and M3 are signed M3 and M4. Contemporary full calf with five spine compartments between raised bands. Front free endpaper bears attractively written former owner's inscription in red and black: "Andreas Kriebel, Anno Domini, 1764." First Cent. of Ger. Printing in the U.S.A., 282; Rosenbach, Children's Books, 51. The first edition of the Schwenkfelder catechism, written by Christopher Schultz. A few discreet notations and corrections in an old hand. In Very Good+ Condition: edges are rubbed; foxing; fore-edge of folded plate slightly chipped. A solid and attractive copy of this important German-language catechism.&

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        The North Briton, 2 volumes, 1763

      London: Williams. 1763. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1763, 2 volumes, printing Nos. 1-45 of Wilkes' radical circulars; a third volume, containing no. 46 and other related material, was also published in 1763 but is harder to find. Small 8vo, original old leather, recased with more recent sympathetic calf spines, red spine labels, preserving original endpapers. VG set, some dryness and rubbing to original boards, contents nice and clean, both pastedowns bear the signature, 'Henry Mozley, Grays Inn' in old ink. The North Briton was a radical anti-government newspaper issued in response to Tobias Smollett's 'Briton' periodical. Number 45, the most famous issue, was a criticism of a speech in which King George III praised the Treaty of Paris that ended the Seven Years War (the French and Indian War that the English conducted in the American colonies, including much in Western Pennsylvania), and its publication landed Wilkes and his publisher in prison. RARE on the market.

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        Veduta del Ponte Lugano su l'Anione nella via Tiburtina

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus der Folge "Vedute di Roma" 1763. 45.5x65.3 cm. - H. 68 II (von IV) - Wilton-Ely 201 - Aus der 1. Pariser Ausgabe 1800 - 1807. Ponte Lucano über den Anio bei Tivoli mit dem Grabmal der Plautier. Auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        Veduta del Tempio, detto della Tosse su la Via Tiburtina, un miglio vicino a Tivoli

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus der Folge "Vedute di Roma" 1763. 44x57.5 cm. - H. 69 II (von IV) - Wilton-Ely 202 - Aus der 1. Pariser Ausgabe 1800 - 1807. Der Tempio della Tosse, das Grabmal der Familie Turcia, an der antiken Straße von Ponte Lucano nach Tivoli. Kleiner schwarzer Fleck im linken Bildteil. Auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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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. 1763-1764.. 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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        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.”

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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.. [2],v,[1],83pp. Half title. Contemporary half calf and marbled paper boards, raised bands. Binding rubbed and edgeworn. Contemporary gift inscriptions on front free endpaper, ownership signatures excised from upper margin of half title and titlepage. A few instances of ink notes, emendations, and cross-outs in the text. Some tanning and foxing. A good copy, in original condition. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Mr. John Lovell from his most Hble. Servt. S.S." 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. The recipient of this volume was almost certainly the John Lovell who was the longtime headmaster of the Boston Latin School. 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. There are several early corrections in the text, possibly in the hand of Sewall or Lovell. ROSENBACH AMERICAN JEWISH 43. GOLDMAN, HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA 172. EVANS 9514. NAIP w020434. SABIN 79458, 42873.

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        Il gazzettiere americano contenente un Distinto Ragguaglio di Tutte le Parti del Nuovo Mondo della loro Situazione, Clima, Terreno, Prodotti, Stato Antico e Moderno, Merci, Manifatture, e Commercio Con una esatta descrizione delle Città, Piazze, P

      Livorno: Marco Coltellini, 1763. First Italian edition of this comprehensive geographical dictionary of the New World. “This translation of the American Gazetteer [3 vols., London, 1762], is practically a new work, having been greatly enlarged, and with eighty plates and maps engraved for this edition” (Borba, p. 347). In the Italian editor’s introduction, he explains that America’s growing importance in French and English affairs had produced a need for a general text on the continent, suitable for curious amateurs. “Of non-Iberian Europe, Italy probably had the longest tradition of travel literature. … It was therefore natural for the Italian public to be avidly interested in the new discoveries, even though... these discoveries did not directly concern the Italians” (Penrose, p. 304). Of Cuban interest: vol. I contains 4 text pages (pp. 140-44) and a folding map of the islands; vol. II contains 5 text pages and a plan of the port of Havana. Naturally Cuba also appears in the volumes’ regional maps. The Gazzettiere focuses on the current state of affairs—commerce, the arts, and European political influences—as opposed to the history of discovery. As much as it purports to cover all areas of the New World, an English bias is evident; there are extensive articles devoted to the New England area, particularly Boston, the “pre-eminent city of the British Empire in America” (vol. I, p. 42). A 5-page entry on Brazil appears in the first volume, featuring engravings of a toucan and a monkey. Also included is a map of Condamine’s 1743 expedition down the AmazonThe majority of the 21 maps contained in the Gazzettiere were based on those of Emanuel Bowen (1714-67), Royal Geographer of George II and Louis XV. * Sabin 26814; Howes, A 207; Borba, p. 347, faulty collation.. Folio. 3 vol. (3) ff. incl. engr. frontis. and title, xxiii, (1), 216 pp, (1) ff.; 256 pp.; 253 pp. (1) ff. 78 maps and plates. Most likely a married set, with vol. 1 in contemporary vellum, lower edge of front cover exposed to pasteboard; remaining vols. in somewhat later vellum, with spines partially rebacked; 19th-century ownership inscription (G. Traccalossi) on verso of frontis., library stamp on half-title and frontis. Light finger soiling, repair to first map, occasional staining but generally good.

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        (Charlevoix's) Letters to the Dutchess of Lesdiguieres Giving an Account of Voyages to Canada

      London: R. Goadby, and Sold by R. Baldwin in Pater Noster-Row, 1763. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo, 7 3/4" X 4 3/4", xiv] +2 +384 pages; contemporary calf covers.& Rebacked with new leather spine and red leather label with gilt type. Complete with Errata leaf, which follows Table of Contents. Does not contain the map, of which most historians agree "map generally missing and probably not inserted in all copies". & Overall condition is near fine.& Another translation of Father Charlevoix's letters, in two volumes, which first appeared in English in 1761 as Journal of a Voyage to North America and one other and A Voyage to North-America (Dublin: 1766), Provenance: Signed by Englishman "John Cartwright", with scattered text notations and corrections apparently in his hand in contemporary brown ink. Cartwright (1740-1824) was a naval officer, political reformer and pamphleteer, who refused to serve against the American colonies. In 1774, he published "Letters on American Independence" siding against colonial taxation. Additionally, the volume is signed by Charles James Fox (1749-1806), noted English statesman, member of Parliment and orator who was also against the British forces and in strong support of the American colonies. Fox has pencilled his opinions regarding the valiant efforts of Cartwright on the free pages of this volume. & , Giving an Account of a Voyage to Canada, and Travels through that vast Country, and Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico Undertaken by Order of the Present King of France & In the era that these letters were written, it was very common-place for the clergy to be under the support of one or more of the nobility who acted as sponsors and correspondents for the venturing missionary priest. That was the arrangement between Charlevoix and the Dutchess. His letters to her were lengthy and very complete in detail. While Canada was a vast and only mildly settled area under the tutelege of the Hudson's Bay Company, the "Louisiana" referred to in this title actually covered almost the complete half of American North America west of the Mississippi River. This land, almost totally unexplored and unsettled, was eventually to become the Louisiana Purchase and would be criss-crossed by the likes of Alexander Henry The Younger from 1799 to 1814 and the well recognized expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1804-06 with many additional trapper and hunter forays into the Great Plains and Indian Country. Charlevoix was the first writer and traveller who describes the interior areas of America. & This is the early translation of Charlevoix's Journal d'un Voyage, which was first published in 1744 as the third volume of his Histoire de la Nouvelle France; however it does not include the Preliminary Discourse and excludes the first letter which describes his voyage from Orleans to Rochefort, commencing instead with the longer voyage from Rochelle to Quebec. & TPL 4698

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        THE HISTORY OF KING LEAR, A TRAGEDY; AS IT IS NOW ACTED AT THE KING'S THEATRES. REVIVED, WITH ALTERATIONS,

      C. Hitch and L. Hawes. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1763. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 69, [2] pages; THE HISTORY OF KING LEAR, A TRAGEDY; As it is now acted at the King's Theatres. Revived, with Alterations. Restored in paper wrappers and stored in a protective folding clamshell case of thick paper. Solidly bound with clean, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/2". A scarce, small version of William Shakespeare's King Lear, with alterations by Nahum Tate. Nahum Tate is best known today as the author of the most famous-and infamous-adaptation of a Shakespeare play, his version of King Lear. During his lifetime, he established himself as an all-around man of letters, producing a wide range of poetry and drama. After the failure of his original play, The Loyal General, Tate limited his playwriting activities to adaptations of Renaissance texts. New versions of earlier plays that no longer pleased audiences had been a regular feature of the theatre since it reopened with the Restoration. The success of Dryden's All for Love (1677) intensified interest in neglected plays by Shakespeare, and Tate was but one of the many playwrights to attempt to cash in on the vogue. In quick succession, he offered versions of Richard II, King Lear, and Coriolanus. Tate applied the same general approach to each play, removing ambiguities from plots, characters, and language, and borrowing roughly fifty percent of his lines from Shakespeare's text. Each play, however, received a wildly different response. ***The result of Tate's work was the now infamous happy ending: the marriage of Cordelia and Edgar and the regularizing of Shakespeare's language for the more refined taste of the late seventeenth century; his characters by providing clear motivations for their actions; and his plot by removing indecorous comedy (such as the fool). *** Tate's Lear was remarkably successful, perhaps the most successful Shakespearean adaptation of all time. It held the stage for 150 years as audiences continued to prefer it to the original. It is so enmeshed in the performance history of Shakespeare's masterpiece that it has a permanent place. It was first produced for use in "The Duke's Theatres" and as it became more successful, reissued for the "King's Theatres". Illustrated with headpieces and tailpieces. ESTC# T151986, 1763 edition not listed. .

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        Theoria philosophiae naturalis redacta ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium. Editio Veneta prima ipso auctore praesente, et corrigente

      Venice: Remondini, 1763 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 3rd Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (261 x 203 mm). xl, 311, [4] pp.; title printed in red and black and with engraved vignette, 4 folding copper plates. 3 bookplates on inner front cover. The 4 leaves (Rr) at end with the "Catalogus operum P. Rogerii Josephi Boscovich", errata on leave Rr4 verso, quire Qq misbound. Large paper copy, internally quite fresh and clean. Contemporary vellum, title in gilt on spine. Some foxing, head of spine a little worn. Provenance: bookplate Charles Atwood Kofoid (American Zoologist); George Wilbraham of Delamere House, Northwich Cheshire (bookplate); Verne Roberts, Bibliotheca Mechanica (bookplate) and Andreas Gedeon. (bookplate), Christie's sale 5442, April 23, 2008. --- Riccardi I/1, 180; Honeyman Coll. 428; Roller-G. I, 146; de Backer-S. I, 1841; see PMM 203 and Norman 277 for 1st edition. - Third (first Venetian) edition of Boscovich's fundamental work in the history of scientific thought, a precursor of modern atomic theory by the eminent Dalmatian Jesuit mathematician and polymath. "Boskovich's theory influenced the position of nineteenth-century field physics with regard to the relations between space and matter; it was employed by Faraday and Kelvin, and J. J. Thomson used its curve of forces to introduce the earliest concepts of atomic physics" (Norman). The bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid (1865-1947) is interesting; there are planktonic organisms about to be hauled into the plankton net being towed by the research vessel. Kofoid was born in Illinois in 1865, did his undergraduate work at Oberlin College, and received his PhD in Zoology from Harvard in 1894. He was at the University of Michigan for a year, and for five and a half years, he was Superintendent of the Illinois Biological Station, where he wrote numerous articles and books, including the massive The Plankton of the Illinois River 1894-1899. He next went to the University of California at Berkeley where he was a leading member of the faculty for twenty-five years. Look at the upper left end of the bookplate; the campanile (bell tower) seen outside the window is the one on the Berkeley campus of the University of California. Kofoid was one of the leading investigators in protozoology and limnology, and was the developer of what came to be known as the Kofoid Bucket, a device used in the collection of planktonic samples. The associates of Professor Kofoid are said to have been always impressed by the succession of arrivals of packages of books, which did not cease until his death in 1947. A few months before his death, he gave the University more than 40,000 volumes, including many rare works in the history of science and medicine..

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        The New Testament in Greek [Signed by George Seferis, His Copy]

      London: Oxford [Clarendon Press], 1763. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Near Fine copy of the New Testament, in Greek, previously owned by George Seferis and SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS on the front free endpaper, and before him owned by David Francis Atcherley (1783-1845), the Barrister Attorney General of the Duchy of Lancaster, England. Under is signature, Seferis has written "Athens in Crises". We presume this latter statement to be a reference to the the atrocities committed in Athens by the Military. Seferis has written two other words on the book's front free endpaper, the meaning of which we have not yet determined. Bound in full leather with the compartmented spine decorated richly in gilt, the boards blocked in gilt and in blind, spine ends and board edges decorated in gilt, with all edges of the closed page block gilted as well. The text is printed in beautiful Baskerville type. The boards show some modest scratching and marking, the spine a bit of white spotting and some tiny nicks, and the leading edge of the closed page block has a small stain. A portion of the front board is differentially sunned. There are a few scattered marginal notations in pencil and a small amount of pencil underlining to a few pages. Page 40 bears a small marginal note in ink that we believe to have been made by Seferis. A Greek Diplomat, Ambassador to the UK, and one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, George Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. Here we offer his own copy of the New Testament in Greek, in Near Fine condition, SIGNED WITH ACCOMPANYING NOTES on the half title BY GEORGE SEFERIS. RARE.

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        Plan du Siege de Cassel, avec les Travaux et les Tranchées des Alliés devant cette Place ... depuis le 18. d'Aout jusqu'au 1. Novembre 1762. où la Place se rendit." Befestigungsgrundriss mit Umgebung und Truppenaufstellungen

      Teilkolorierter Kupferstich von H. D. Gerlach für J. van der Schley bei Gosse & Pinet 1763. 86x60 cm. - Tooley 2 II, S. 157 - Holtmeyer XXVIII - Plan der Stadt mit Umgebung bis Hann.Münden, Landwehrhagen, Niederkaufungen, Kirchbauna und Vellmar mit Truppenaufstellungen der Belagerung durch Ferdinand von Braunschweig 1762. Oben große figürliche Kartusche mit Kriegsgerätschaften, rechts Erläuterungen zu den Truppenbewegungen.

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        THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND from the accession of James I to that of the Brunswick line [later titles vary]

      London:: Printed for J. Nourse; R. and J. Dodsley; and W. Johnston [later imprints vary],, 1763-83.. First Edition. Eight volumes, 4to, half-titles present in vols. I and II, without the engraved portrait in volume III, outer leaves of some volumes foxed, contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt, contrasting labels, spines generally rather rubbed and eroded, and some joints cracked, but all of the volumes are sound. All first editions. Because of the ten year gap between production of volumes V and VI, sets of the History frequently comprise only the first five volumes; complete sets have become exceedingly uncommon on the market. (This is just our second one). CBEL II, 1738; Hill, The Republican virago, chapter 2, et passim. Macaulay (1731-1891) was praised by Mary Wollstonecraft and Dr. Johnson and emulated by Mdm. Roland. She led an infamous life in London and Paris. A controversial figure, she was vilified by many but Wollstonecraft called her "the woman of the greatest abilities that this country has ever produced" in The Vindication... In 1784, she traveled to the US and visited with Washington for 10 days. Her republican sentiments created the trouble with critics such as Disraeli and Smyth complaining of her character assasination. Her History had mixed reviews on its publication, as her liberal views antagonized certain scholars. She was praised by David Hume. Horace Walpole praised her work but called her prejudiced. Gray agreed with Walpole that it was the most sensible, unaffected, and best history of England that we have had yet. She was attacked by Pitt, DeQuincey and Isaac Disraeli. Catharine Macaulay began publishing her History... to the revolution in 1763, but the project was not to see its completion for another twenty years. "The History defended the Whig interpretation of the Stuarts and the Civil War; it reflected the republican, or commonwealth, sympathies of Hollis and others who saw in the political situation of the early reign of George III the betrayal of the English constitution... The History was generally regarded as the best counter to David Hume's History of Great Britain, the main Tory version. Later writers have usually made Smollett's History the answer to Hume, but their contemporaries chose Catharine Macaulay. Hers was the first history of the 17th century written by a woman and by a republican"Todd, Dictionary of British and American women writers. In 1778 she began publishing her history of the post-revolutionary period. This work was critical of William III, Robert Walpole, and others in the Whig hierarchy. It was poorly received, and she never progressed beyond the first volume.

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        Il Gazzettiere Americano Continente Un Distinto Ragguaglio Di Tutte le Parti Del Nuovo Mondo

      Livorno: Marco Coltellini 1763, 1st thus. () Three Volumes: xxiii,216,list of figures; 256, list of figures; 253, list of figures. Very good. Folio. Three volumes in original white paper boards with external stitching. Manuscript titles to spine. Boards stained. Foxing to endpapers. All edges uncut. Small Italian bookseller's label on front pastedown of volume 1. Internally clean with only occasional staining. Complete with all maps and engravings. One map bound upside-down. A fantastically original and unsophisticated copy of this topographical dictionary of the New World. Although an English edition preceeded it, this Italian edition is preferred for its superior construction and larger format. Includes numerous engraved maps, many folding, and stiking natural history plates. The breadth of this work in impressive, covering areas from Peru and Cuba up to the Great Lakes, New England, Newfoundland, and Hudson's Bay. Engraved natural history plates include wolverines, beavers, penguins, and bison, among many others. A very attractively printed treatment of the New World. Fabulous Copy in Original Boards.

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        Vida portentosa del Americano Septentrional Apostol el V.P. Fr. Antonio Margil de Jesus, fundador, y exguardian de los colegios de la Santa Cruz de Queretaro, de Christo Crucificado de Guatemala, y de nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Zacatecas

      A fundamental work, in its rare first Mexican edition, relating to the first Texas Mission. 1763. Mexico. Imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana. In 8vo (202 mm x 145 mm). 17 ff. + 336, missing a plate. Contemporary limp vellum, spine lettered in ink, now faded, a little stained, endpapers renewed, upper hinge starting. Title with inner marginal restoration with loss of a few letters replaced in ink facsimile, mainly marginal worm holes, some larger, and three pin hole sized holes through text, unobtrusive though, last three folios remargined, else exceedingly fresh and clean. First edition, of great rarity, a second one, much more common, appeared in Madrid in 1775. Father Margil (1657 ? 1726) was a Franciscan active as missionary in Texas from 1716 to 1721; during this period, he managed, secured and designed the establishment of three missions in the Nacodoches region. In 1716, he lead a group of Franciscans to settle Missions in Texas, these were attacked by French forces, which made him go back, nevertheless, he came back to form Guadeloupe again instigating both the San Jose and San Antonio Missions and the construction of a Convent. In these expeditions, Margil was aided by Father Isidro Felix de Espinosa, who will later write a biography on the life of his colleague. It would be him as well the founder of one of the most significant and successful missions of Texas, that of San Miguel de Aguayo. ?Father Margil's activities in Texas, 1716-1721, included establishment of three missions in the Nacogdoches area and several years? residence in San Antonio? (Howes). In history often the life of men cannot be separated from that of the places where they worked; the life of Margil is fundamental for the history of 18th century Texas & Guatemala (in fact, he is regarded as the Apostol de Guatemala). Medina (Mexico), 4862. Howes, v98.

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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, en etablissant des principes confirmes par l'experience. Dedie aux Artistes & aux Amateurs

      Paris, J. Cl. Jombert, Musier, Ch. J. Panckoucke, 1763.. FIRST EDITION 1763, French text, 2 volumes, complete set, 4to, approximately 250 x 195 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, 38 folding engraved plates, 19 at the end of each volume, decorative headpieces, pages: (4), lv, 477, (11); (4), viii, 452 including index, plate list and errata, half-titles present, an extra half-title inserted in Volume I, bound in full antique mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Bindings worn and slightly rubbed, hinges partly cracked, covers holding firmly, head and tail of spines slightly chipped, inner paper hinges cracked, small bookplate on front pastedowns dated 1907, prospectus for this work and another leaf tipped in at front of Volume I, early French manuscript notes on verso of first half-title, round ink stamp of British Horological Institute on each title page, another on verso, 2 closed tears to lower margin of pages 55 and 57, neatly repaired, occasional very slight foxing, small pale stains to a few margins, small pale stain to upper margin of 4 plates, very little pale foxing to margins of some plates, a little pale staining to 4 plates, mainly to margins, 1 fold with old paper repair on verso, small closed tear to inner edge of 1 plate with neat old paper repair on verso, a little faint browning to some plates, a few plates have outer margin trimmed, not affecting images A good set. Ferdinand Berthoud (1727-1807), was a Swiss watchmaker, marine clockmaker, and writer on horological subjects. He was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland but In 1745 he moved to Paris, where he established his business and lived for the rest of his life. Berthoud?s extensive knowledge and talent were coupled with an indefatigable energy, and his technical training was matured and perfected by his contact with other masters of the trade. He is credited with making improvements in Pierre Leroy's detent escapement, the control mechanism used in chronometers, and for his advances in the mechanisms of marine clocks he was made a member of the French Institute and of the Royal Society, London. He was nominated Clockmaker to the French Navy in 1762 and to the French King in 1773. Ferdinand Berthoud is moreover the author of the watchmaking texts of the Encyclopedia of Diderot and d?Alembert. Baillie, Clocks and Watches An Historical Bibliography, page 262: "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, and the effect on its arc and isochronism of different escapements. From these the author concludes, and probably was the first to conclude, that the aim should be, not an isochronous pendulum, but an isochronous combination of pendulum and escapement. After several chapters on the temperature compensation of pendulums, a similar series of experiments is described on watch balances, from which the author succeeds in reaching a fair degree of temperature compensation by varying the stiffness of the mainspring and the mass of the balance wheel. He describes an observatory clock and two designs of marine time-piece, in which he uses curb compensation with a gridiron. Harrison's name is not mentioned, but the author does not explicitly claim the compensation device as his invention, and it may be presumed that he had seen, or had knowledge of, Harrison's No. 1 time-piece." Bromley, Clockmakers' Library, page 4, No. 72 (1786 edition only). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Dictionnaire Portatif de Jurisprudence et de Pratique.

      1763 - [Lacombe de Prezel, Honore (b. 1725)]. Dictionnaire Portatif de Jurisprudence et de Pratique; A l'Usage de Tous les Citoyens & Principalement de ceux qui se Destinent au Barreau. Contenant les Dispositions des Ordonnances, Edits & Declarations du Roi, les Statuts Particuliers des Coutumes, La Jurisprudence des Arrets, Les Usages Observes dans les Differens Tribunaux & la Definition des Termes de Droit & de Pratique. On y a Joint ce qui Regarde les Chambres de Comptes, Un Abrege des Prerogatives & Privileges des Jurisdictions, Des Offices de Judicature & Autres, & Une Notice des Plus Celebres Jurisconsultes Anciens & Modernes, Francois & Etrangers. Paris: Le Clerk [et al.], 1763. Three volumes. Text in parallel columns. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary three-quarter sheep over speckled boards, red-speckled edges. Light rubbing to spines and boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, early owner bookplates to front pastedowns. Light toning to text, early owner signatures and small private library inkstamps to title pages. An attractive set. * First edition. Prezel, an industrious lexicographer, was the author of a Dictionnaire du Citoyen; Ou, Abrege Historique, Theorique et Pratique du Commerce (1762) and Dictionnaire des Portraits historiques, Anecdotes, Et Traits Remarquables des Hommes Illustres (1768). The Dictionnaire Portatif, is a handy, "portable," dictionary with concise definitions. It was a fairly successful work; two re-issues were published in 1764 and 1766. All are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley, UT-Austin and Yale, which have the 1763 edition, and the University of Arizona, which has a 1765 issue). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Chorographique, Historique, et Portatif des Elections du Royaume. Généralité de Paris

      Paris, Savoye, Despilly, Duchesne... [& chez] L'Auteur, , 1763. Divisée en ses Vingt Deux Elections, et réprésentée dans toutes ses Parties par autant de Cartes particulieres, d'une Maniere Chorographique et Complette, avec le Nombre des Paroisses et des Feux, la Position des Villes, des Bourgs, des Villages, des Hameaux... par une Société d'Ingénieurs... Small quarto (196 × 136 mm). Mottled calf trade binding, raised bands to the spine, double fillet gilt panels to the compartments enclosing gilt pomegranate devices, red morocco label, red edge-stain. Fully-engraved title page, double-page key map coloured in outline and 23 other similar maps, 21 double-page, two - Paris, Environs & Faubourgs - folding. Light foxing and browning, but overall an excellent copy in superb contemporary condition, just the slightest of shelf-wear to the binding. First edition. Uncommon, OCLC lists just three copies which appear to be bound with an accompanying text by the abbé Regley which was clearly never present here: a further edition was issued three years later. This copy is bound in the second most expensive of the bindings offered on the title page, at 19 francs, the dearest being "maroquin" at 27 francs. Also offered was stitched at 18 or in leaves at 17 francs. Desnos was a "mapmaker, globemaker and publisher who worked with most of the eminent cartographers of his day" (Tooley), most often remembered today for his involvement with Brion de la Tour on the Atlas Général... This attractive hand-atlas of the administrative districts surrounding Paris is described as "utile a l'Etranger comme au Citoyen qui veut avoir une connoissance détaillée de la France et particulierement à ceux qui sont intèressés dans l'Administration de la Justice, le Commerce et les Finances, aux Voyageurs, et aux Jeunes gens, qui veulent apprendre notre Histoire [as useful to visitors as to Citizens who wish to have a detailed knowledge of France and particularly to those interested in the administration of Justice, Commerce and Finances, to travellers, and also young people wishing to understand our history]".

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        Les Révolutions de l'Univers, représentées en trente Cartes composées chacaune de deux feuilles; avec des remarques et observations sur chacune d'elles. Ouvrage destiné à faciliter la lecture & l'étude de l'Histoire générale

      Paris, Guerin 1763. 54 x 37 cm. Titel und 30 ausfaltbare grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarten (ca. 51 x 125 cm) von Michel Picaud, Festeinband, Ledereinband-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung und vergoldeten Fileten und Stehkanten - Shirley, Maps G.PIC-1a - Tooley 2 III, 428 - Erstausgabe. Karten zur Geschichte der Welt von der Ausbreitung der Menschheit bis zum Jahr 1736. Auf jeder Karte ist die antike Welt (Europa, Asien, Nordafrika) mit 3 Nebenkarten (Griechenland, 2 Hemisphären-Karten) dargestellt. Die Karten unterscheiden sich durch das Grenzkolorit zu der jeweils beschriebenen Epoche und den am linken Rand befestigten separat gedruckten Textteil (in 1 oder 2 Spalten). Darin werden Einzelheiten der jeweiligen Epoche abgehandelt, z. B.: Entstehung und Untergang von Kulturen und Staaten, wichtige Ereignisse und Personen. Verfasser dieser Texte ist vermutlich Etienne André Philippe de Prétot (vgl. Barbier IV, 353). Einband an den Kanten stellenweise berieben, Bezug in den Gelenken restauriert, 3 Karten in den Ecken Papierverlust ergänzt, 1 Karte in der Ecke Feuchtigkeitsspuren - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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

      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.

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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, to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. in different Parts of Europe. Which Contain, Among Other Curious Relations, Accounts o

      London: T. Bekcet and P. A. DeHondt, 1763, 1767. Second Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) was the wife of English diplomat, Edward Wortley Montagu and during posting to Turkey took a keen interest in Turkish culture and is known chiefly today for her letters from Turkey and the life and society she described there. A wonderful set. xii, [4], 165, 167, 134, 142 pp. 16mo. Full leather boards expertly re-backed early in the set's life. Five raised bands at spine, dark brown patch titles, intricate geometric design in compartments without titling, front and rear boards have a lion sitting on its haunches embossed in gold, gold embossed board edges, marbled endpapers. An exceptional rebinding. Interiors clean and crisp. Earlier bookseller listing for the set tipped onto first free endpaper of Volume I. The 4th volume, "An Additional Volume to the Letters" published in 1767.

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

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

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        The Natural History of Vegetables, as well Foreign as Indigenous; including an Account of their Roots, Barks, Woods, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds, Resins, Gums and Concreted Juices. As also their Properties, Virtues and Uses in Medicine

      J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1763. 12mo., First Edition, on laid paper, with 24 fine copper-engraved plates, title very lightly age-browned at margins, signature erased leaving small hole at upper margin of 'Contents' leaf; contemporary calf, sides with double gilt frame border, neatly rebacked in calf to style, leather label ruled and lettered in gilt, speckled fore-edges, a very good, crisp, clean copy. Part I: Of Foreign Vegetables, and their Roots, Barks, Woods, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds, Resins, Gums, and Concreted Juices; Part II: Of indigenous Herbs, Plants, Shrubs and Trees, and their Uses in Medicine. This important work, complete in itself, forms the sixth and final volume of Brookes' 'New and Accurate System of Natural History', a comprehensive encyclopaedia of natural history similar to, but quite independent of, Buffon. The plates are detailed and quite charming; the descriptions are surprisingly broad and must appeal to the cook as well as the apothecary. A second edition, with slight corrections and an appendix containing observations on hot-beds and the watering of plants (but adding no plates) appeared in 1772. Very scarce, especially in this condition. Freeman 505; Henrey 516. . Catalogs: sports & pastimes: cookery & gastronomy.

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