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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. Hardcover. Fair. 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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Sammlung der von E. Hochedlen Rathe der Stadt Hamburg so wol zur Handhabung der Gesetze und Verfassungen als bey besonderen Eräugnissen (! ) ... ausgegangenen allgemeinen Mandate, bestimmten Befehle und Bescheide, auch beliebten Aufträge und verkündigten Anordnungen. 6 Bde. Hamburg, Piscator, 1763-1774. Mit zus. 8 Kupfertaf. Etw. spätere Hlwd.-Bde. mit goldgepr. RTit. (Bezugspapier etw. beschabt).

      ' Bürger- und Kirchlichen, auch Cammer- Handlungs- und übrigen Policey-Angelegenheiten und Geschäften vom Anfange des siebenzehnten Jahr-Hunderts bis auf die itzige Zeit...' (aus dem Titel).- Die Tafeln von Gedächtnis-Medaillen.- Besitzeintrag von alter Hand auf zwei Vorsätzen.

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        Chur-Pfälzische Kirchen-Ordnung. Wie es mit der christlichen Lehre 7 heiligen Sacramenten und Ceremonien in allen Kirchen der Churfürstlichen Pfalz gehalten werden soll . Wie dieselbe vor Alters publicirt gewesen, und anjezo nach dem Exemplar de Ao. 1684. revidirt und aufs neue gedruckt worden 1763. o.A.

      oA 1763 - 446 S. leder gebunden, Zustand 3, befriedigend. JPG-Bilder können auf Anfrage zugesandt werden sauberes Exemplar, altersbedingte Gebrauchsspuren, Einband berieben, beschabt,hinteres Gelenk, gelöst, Vorsatz hat kleinere Fehlstellen, Vorsat mit Widmung 800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Tour to Italy. Containing, (among many other interesting and curious Particulars) an account of the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius. Of the Curiosities discovered at Herculaneum. Of the leaning Towers of Pisa and Bologna. Detection of the Impositions used in the pretended liquefying of the Blood of St. Januarius. Parallel between the Horseraces at Rome and Newmarket. Description of Port Specia and the neighbouring Coast. Of the famous Emerald, or Holy Vessel, at Genoa. Remarks on the mountains and ice vallies of Swisserland, &c. &c. By M. de la Condamine.

      Dublin: Printed for J. Potts 1763 - First Irish edition,12mo, xxii, [2], 168pp., the preliminary leaves misbound but complete with the half-title and the advertisement leaf, with the armorial bookplate of Major Joseph Sandford and the contemporary signature of Elizabeth Hellena McDonnell, contemporary calf, with label, gilt, a pleasant copy. The French original was never published. La Condamine (1701-74), geographer, astronomer, mathematician, close friend of Maupertuis with whom he was sent to Lapland to measure the circumference of the Earth through the North Pole. He also travelled to the Quito area, measuring the location of the equator and the size of the earth - his findings have since been shown to be quite close to current measurements. Later he campaigned for inoculation against smallpox and visited Rome to determining the length of the Roman foot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        POEMS. Containing The Rosciad, The Apology, Night, The Prophet of Famine, An Epistle to William Hogarth and the Ghost in four books. [And] THE CONFERENCE. A Poem. [And] THE AUTHOR. A Poem. [And] THE DUELLIST. A Poem in three books. [And] GOTHAM. A Poem, Book I. [And] GOTHAM. A Poem, Book II. [And] GOTHAM. A Poem, Book III. [And] THE CANDIDATE. A Poem. [And] THE FAREWELL. A Poem. [And]. THE TIMES. A Poem. [And] INDEPENDENCE. A Poem addessed to the Minority. [And] THE JOURNEY. A Fragment

      London: Printed for the Author/G. Kearsley/W. Flexney/John Churchill 1763-5. . 1st Eds. 4to. [iv] + 369pp. + [i] blank + [iv] + 19pp. + [i] blank + [iv] + 19pp. + [i] blank + [iv] + 49pp. + [i] blank + [iv] + 24pp. + [iv] + 32pp. + [iv] +31pp. + [i] advert. + [iv] + 38pp. + [iv] + 24pp. + [iv] + 3pp. + [i] blank + [iv] + 28pp. + [iv] + 8pp. Ex.-libris Oliver Brett 3rd Viscount Escher, some sporadic light browning and spotting, occasional neat contemporary marginal ink annotations with related pencil annotations to front, ‘Candidate’ without a blank leaf at rear, 2 leaves repaired in ‘Independence’ with some very sl. resultant loss of a couple of letters of text, upper hinge cracked, bound together in sl. marked and rubbed contemporary full calf with wear to corners, rebacked in later leather with raised bands and leather title label to sl. rubbed spine. First Edition of Churchill’s Poems (1763), with eleven other first edition poems bound in, including the scarce ‘The Journey.’& With Churchill’s autograph signature to title pages of ‘The Times’ and ‘Gotham, Book III.’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$560

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        Voyage from Montreal on the River St. Lawrence through the Continent of North America to the Frozen Pacific Ocean in the Years 1789 and 1793. With a Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress, and present State of the Fur Trade of That Country.

      Thick 8vo, recent tan calf spine and corners, old marbled boards, engraved portrait frontispiece, , morocco lettering piece on spine, half title, large folding map, viii, cxxvi, 392 pp. Ex-library copy, rubber stamp on a few pages of the New Jersey Historical Society, marbled boards a bit rubbed, some foxing to endpapers and frontispiece, ink additions to Chippewa language word list, folding map with one repair to fold, and some minor chips and folds in one margin, still map is in very nice condition; overall very good. Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1763/4-1820) was born in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis and was an important explorer of the American continent. Around 1779 he joined the firm of Finlay and Gregory as a fur trader, and eventually he would take a post in the west, which set the stage for his exploratory efforts. MacKenzie is best known for his overland exploration of Canada, and reaching the Pacific Ocean in 1793. In addition to adding to a geographical understanding of the area he explored, he also added considerable knowledge of Native Americans in that region. This work includes a translation of some words from the Chipewyan language. This edition is preceded by the original London edition in 1801, and a Paris and New York editions earlier in 1802. While there is some confusion on the pagination of this edition, this copy appears complete, including the very attractive map of America, which is often missing. Wagner-Camp suggests that the Philadelphia edition was often published in two volumes and with three maps. The OCLC and Field list only one map. Howes M133. Wagner-Camp 1:5. Field 968. OCLC. ODNB.

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      Very good. 1763. . Original etching. From Vol. I "Views of Rome". The Ponte Lucano, with the Tomb of the Plautii. Original etching. Hind 68 .

      [Bookseller: Payson Hall Books]
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        Anotomia ed anima delle piante, che contiene una esatta descrizione della loro origine, nodrimento, progresso, parti ed usi, e che d? a divedere come si formino, e come crescano. Con una raccolta di Sperienze, ed Osserva

      Subject: (Gastronomia - Erboristeria). Venezia, per Luigi Pavini, 1763, 8vo cart. coevo, pp. 320 + 4 (di catalogo libri in vendita). BMNH, 734 (probabilmente 1a ediz. italiana).

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        Philosophie rurale, ou Économie générale et politique de l'agriculture, réduite à l'ordre immuable des Loix physiques & morales, qui assurent la prospérité des Empires

      Amsterdam: Chez les Libraires Associés, , 1763. Quarto (255 x 195 mm). Contemporary French pale calf, blind rule border on covers, spine decorated gilt in compartments, morocco label, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Woodcut printer's device on title and vignette to the first leaf of text. 3 engraved plates of the Tableau Économique and tables in the text. A little worming to the joints and spine, contents unaffected, short split to the upper joint skilfully mended and corners restored. Private library ownership stamp to the title-page. A very good copy. Rare first edition of Mirabeau's "magisterial account of the views of the physiocratic school" (Higgs), containing for the first time Quesnay's masterful explanation of his Tableau Économique, "one of those works in the history of economics which have often been regarded as an anticipation of modern theories" (Schumpeter, p. 242). There have been no copies at auction in the last 35 years and only a handful of copies traded privately in this time. Originally printed as a pamphlet of ?? pages in 1759 in a minute number of copies, Quesnay's Tableau Économique was first revealed to the public as the final part of Mirabeau's L'Ami des Hommes, in 1760. In the Philosophie rurale, Quesnay for the first time gives a full explanation of his system. The tableau économique is credited as the "first precise formulation" of interdependent systems in economics and the origin of the theory of the multiplier in economics. An analogous table is used in the theory of money creation under fractional-reserve banking by relending of deposits, leading to the money multiplier. "The Tableau has been considered a first rough presentation of Keynes's multiplier and as a sort of general equilibrium system of a Walrasian type (Schumpeter, 1954, p. 242). For others, the Tableau is an input-output table. Because of the Tableau, Quesnay has been regarded as an early econometrician. The Tableau has also been interpreted as the first classical system of price determination, thus anticipating Marx's reproduction schemes and Sraffa's price system" (The New Palgrave). "In 1763 appeared the Philosophie rurale ... which presents perhaps the most complete and magisterial account of the views of the physiocratic school" (Higgs). "Quesnay collaborated very substantially in preparing this last major work, contributing the final chapter with further explanations and manipulations of his Tableau Economique analysis" (The New Palgrave). Schumpeter calls the work "the first of the four text-books of physiocrat orthodoxy" (p. 225).

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        Opuscula miscellanea quorum non pauca nunc primum prodeunt, tres in partes divisa

      Venezia, Remondini, 1763. 1763 Prima edizione. 3 parti in un volume. In folio, ritratto, p. VI(2)120; 75,b; 84. Esemplare a pieni margini in legatura coeva in cartoncino "alla rustica".

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marisa Meroni]
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        Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis jussu Sixti V. Pontif. Max. recognita, locupletibus SS. patrum et aliorum probataorum S. Scripturae interpretum commentariis illustrata [.].Editio secunda. 4 in 2 Bänden.,

      Konstanz, Jakob Friedrich Betz, 1763. - Zweite Ausgabe (EA 1751) der schönen Bibel, die in zwei Spalten den lateinischen Vulgatatext neben einer deutschen Übersetzung bringt. Herausgegeben wurde die Bibel von den Benediktinern zu Ettenheimmünster unter der Leitung von Germanus Cartier, illustriert mit Kupfern von I. A. Friedrich, P. G. Harder, G. D. Heumann, P. A. Kilian, G. Lichtensteger, I. G. Pintz, B. Probst, B. S. Sedletzky, Catharina Sperling, H. Sperling u. M. Tyroff aus Scheuchzers berühmter ?Physica Sacra". Der vierte Band mit dem Anhang ?Dissertatio critica de situ Paradisi terrestris ad caput secundum Genesis [.]". - Einbände etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Eine Schließe des zweiten Bandes fehlt. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. stock- u. braunfleckig. Vereinzelt schwach wasserrandig. - Graesse I, 397; Lanck./Oehler I, 32ff.; Lüthi 80; Rümann 1018; vgl. Darlow/M. II, 4245 Anm. (erwähnt nur die erste u. dritte Ausgabe); ADB IV, 36. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 Fol. Mit 65 Kupfertafeln, einer doppelblattgr. Kupferkarte (?Tabula Paradisi terrestris juxta systema Harduini S. I. Presbyteri") sowie einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten bzw. -Initialen. 15 Bll., 704 S., Sp. 705-712, S. 713-758; 1 Bl., 510 S., Bll. 511-514, S. 515-562 (recte 568); 1 Bl., 588 S.; 1 Bl., 571, 48 S., 26 Bll., Schweinsldr.-Bde. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln a. 5 Bünden m. reicher Blindprägung, goldgepr. Rückenschildern, dreiseitigem Farbschnitt u. 2 Schließen.

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        A List of the General and Field Officers, as they Rank in the Army. Of the Officers in Several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments

      London J. Millan 1763. Cover worn and detached. Contents firm and bright First Edition Leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 242pp. Includes insert of 6 pages of land forces, foot guards and militia1760-1761.

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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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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      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]

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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.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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