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        Book of Common Prayer- Old and New Testaments - Psalms

      Oxford: John Baskett 4to. comprising : The Book of Common Prayer : Title page ' Oxford : John Baskett, MDCCVI'. Portrait frontispiece of King George I, margins trimmed, chipped, inscription on verso ' Amelia Stevens Married 28th Febry 1764 - Her Book'. Name /date on margin of title page ' L. Stevens 1735' . Bible : Engraved frontispiece to The Holy Bible 'Printed and Sold by Richard Ware at ye Bible & Sun in Amen Corner' . Old Testament with title page 'Printed by John Baskett, Oxford MDCCXXVII' , Apocrypha, New Testament with title page 'Printed by John Baskett, Oxford MDCCXXVI' . Illustrated throughout with 129 engraved plates each portraying two verses from a chapter with an elaborate engraved tailpiece. Index. Tables. The Whole Book of Psalms By Thomas Sternhold , John Hopkins and others title page ' London :Printed by T.Wood and S. Palmer for the Company of Stationers MDCCXXVI' . Sternhold Whole Book of Psalms defective lacking pages 43-46 and all past 50 [psalm 139], last three leaves creased/frayed. Full blind embossed contemporary brown calf, rebacked with new endpapers probably in the early C19th. .

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        Dissertation sur L'Inutilite de L'Amputation des Membres

      F. Grasset. Hardcover. Corners bumped and edges of boards are worn, content is lightly affected by age, but solidly bound and in sound condition. . Good. 1764.

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        Essays on Husbandry

      London: Printed for W. Frederick in Bath, 1764. First edition. Original full calf, joints tender but sound, raised bands, red label, gilt lettering. Rubbed otherwise a very good clean copy of the first edition.. pp xviii, errata, Essay I: tp, 213[214] ; Essay II: 232. 5 plates, woodcuts in text. Walter Harte (1709-1774) was a friend to Alexander Pope, who approved of the book of poems that Harte published in 1727 when he was only 18 years old. He was a tutor to the Earl of Chesterfield's son and became Vice Principal of St. Mary's Hall Oxford and ,later, Canon of Windsor. His approach to agriculture although scholarly, is well rooted in the practice of his time. His "Essay on Lucerne" is of particular interest as, although it had been known since antiquity, the importance and success of lucerne as a fodder crop were just coming to light. Fussell II p. 37 calls this edition "Essays on Husbandry and Lucerne 1764" because Essay II is "An account of some Experiments tending to improve the Culture of Lucerne by transplantation: Being the First Experiments of the Kind hitherto made . . ." . Kress 6188& Perkins - see No.758 but he only describes the second edition. Kress No. 6188.

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        Traite des Monnoies et de la Jurisdiction de la Cour des Monnoies, end forme de Dictionnaire, qui contenient, L'Histoire des Monnoies des ancients Peuples Juifs, Gaulois & Romains; Les Monnoies de France...[etc]. Ouvrage utile & nécessaire aux Officiers des Monnoies, aux Changeurs, Assineurs, Fondeurs, Orsévres, Horologers, Tieurs, Batteurs d'or & d'argent, Negoians, Banquiers, &c. à toous ceux qui emploient & négocient les matieres d'or & d'argent

      A Paris, Chez Guillyn..., 1764. FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 4to, 272 x 185 mms., pp. [ii], xvi, 691 [692 blank]; [ii], 710, [2], xxiv, 34 [35 - 36 Approbation], 29 folding tables, early reback in quarter sheepskin, morocco labels, marbled boards (rubbed), uncut; some soiling of edges, but generally a good to very good copy, with the armorial bookplate of Henry N. Sealy on the front paste-down end-paper of each vlume and is autograph on the upper margin of the title-page of each volume. Sealy was the author of A Treatise on Coins, Currency, and Banking: With Observations on the Bank act of 1844 and on the Reports of the Committees of the House of Lords and of the House of Commons on the Bank Acts (1858), so this seems to be a useful book for him to have had in his library. Abot de Bazinghen (1711 - 1791) discusses the history of coins and coinage from its beginnings up to the first quarter of the 18th century. The emphasis is, of course, upon French coins, but he also gives some account in Asia and Africa. Germain Garnier, in his edition of the Wealth of Nations, vol. v., p. 234, says the book "n'est guère qu'une compilation faite sans soin et sans discernment," and explains that the mint price remained in force a very short time. It having failed to bring bullion to the mint, much higher prices were successively offered, and when the Wealth of Nations was published the seignorage only amounted to about 3 per cent. On the silver coin it was then about 2 per cent., in place of the 6 per cent. stated by Bazinghen, p. 590. Graesse 315, Kress Lib 5161, Goldsmith Lib. 9994.

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        MEMOIRES POUR LA VIE DE PETRARQUE [PETRARCH] - 1764-67 - 3 VOLS/CALF

      Amsterdam: Arskee [Sic] & Merkus,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1764-1767. Hardcover. 4to 11" - 13" tall; Memoires pour la Vie de Francois Petrarque, tirés de ses Oeuvres et des Auteurs Contemporains, avec des Notes ou Dissertations. Full bound tanned sheep, red morocco spine pabels marked in gilt. Volumes 1 & 2 with half titles, Vol 3 apparently published with full title only. Vol 3 with outer hinges cracked [ was not published until 1767], otherwise all 3 vols intact. Contents clean and text bright. Binding solid and straight. ; 13 .

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        Architecture Moderne, ou l'Art de Bien Batir pour Toutes Sortes de Personnes

      Paris: Chex l'Auteur, 1764. hardcover. very good. Divisee en six livres. I. De la Construction. II. Des Escaliers. III. Des Devis. IV. Du Toise des Batimens. V. Des Us et Coutumes. VI. De la Distribution. 2 engraved frontis., 152 engraved plates, most double or folding, of plans and elevations, several large engraved vignettes, each page of text framed by woodcut double rule border, woodcut head- and tail- pieces. 2 vols., 4to, contemp. mottled calf, gilt-dec. raised bands. (top spine a bit bumped). Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1764. Very Good. This beautifully illustrated work, first published anonymously in 1728, was in fact written by Charles-Etienne Briseux. This second edition appeared with additions by Jombert, the Paris printer and bookseller. Brunet III 562; Biog. Univ. III, 152.

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        Máscara Real Executada Por Los Colegios y Gremios De La Ciudad De Barcelona Para Festejar El Feliz el Arribo De Nuestros Augustos Soberanos Don Carlos III y Doña María Amalia De Saxonia Con El Real Príncipe e Infantes.

      Thomas Piferrer, Barcelona 1764 - Frontispicio grabado en segundo estado, cartela más decorada y retrato del rey distinto al primer estado - 1 hoja con la dedicatoria al rey - 1 hoja grabada con la alegoría a Mercurio - 1 hoja con texto con una gran cabecera grabada - 1 hoja con la Introducción - y - 11 hojas de texto más 11 láminas. Son , en todo, 26 hojas. Palau, 156971: "Estas suntuosas Fiestas, celebradas en Barcelona a la venida de Italia del rey Carlos III en 1759, fueron organizadas por las entidades y gremios de la ciudad., los cuales promovieron y costearon la publicación descrita. La parte del dibujo corrió a cargo de Francisco Tramullas; las cabeceras, iniciales y culs de lampe, fueron grabados por P. P. Moles; y, las láminas por Defhert. =Nuestro ejemplar presenta: Portada restaurada con el papel algo manchado - 1 mancha de 4 cm. de radio en el vértice inferior derecha blanco, sin afectar texto - Lámina 1ª bellísimamente iluminada a mano de época a varias tintas - láminas 9, 10 y 11 con la misma mancha anterior en el vértice blanco inferior derecha - y la lámina 11 restaurada en los márgenes. Considero que es un ejemplar muy digno de esta espectacular obra. Está encuadernado de época con madera forrada en terciopelo rojo, guardas tapizadas y cortes dorados. Magnífica estructura, magníficos grabados. Oferta Especial: La librería Balagué Llibrería Antiquaria ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 10%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 10000. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Osservazioni e dissertazioni varie sopra il diritto feudale concernenti l'istoria, e le opinioni di Antonio da Pratovecchio celebre giureconsulto del secolo XV. e riformatore dei libri de' feudi. Si aggiunge un opuscolo inedito di Leonardo Aretino.

      per Marco Coltellini in via Grande all'insegna della Verita,, Livorno, 1764 - Cm. 25,5, pp. xvi, 72, 115 (1). Legatura strettamente coeva in mezza pergamena e piatti ricoperti di carta dipinta. Dorso liscio con titoli manoscritti. Tagli colorati. Fregio xilografico al frontespizio. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in stato di conservazione assolutamente perfetto. Edizione originale ed unica di questo trattato dedicato alla figura di Antonio Minucci, nominato Antonio di Pratovecchio perchè nacque nel castello che porta tal nome, nella provincia casentina. Molto raro, soprattutto in tale stato di conservazione. Cfr. Melzi II, 293. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HOUSE-KEEPER'S POCKET-BOOK AND COMPLEAT FAMILY COOK

      Published by C. And R. Ware, 1764. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Containing Above Twelve Hundred Curious and Uncommon Receipts in Cookery, Preserving, Candying, Pastry, Pickling, Collaring Etc. Twenty b/w woodcut plates of courses. The 8th edition. Modern full tan leather binding, raised bands, red title label with gilt title to spine. Small format. 7 x 4 inches. 216 pages + 36 pages Every One Their Own Physician + 8 pages index + 22 pages of financial tables. Light browning to first few pages. In handsome modern binding. [S]

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        The General History of England: From the Earliest Accounts to the Summer of the Year 1764

      London: Printed for the Author, 1764. Five volumes complete - Volume One - [8], 410pp, 13, [1]; Volume Two - 405pp, [1], 15-23, [1]; Volume Three - 420pp, 25-35, [1]; Volume Four - 334pp, 37-44 and Volume Five - 340pp, 45-50. Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume number to fifth, remaining panels with a repeated small tool making up an attractive lattice work design with flower head roll to foot. Slightly rubbed to extremities, corners lightly bumped. Internally a previous owner has added an index to front endpapers, with the names of the kings to the head of the relevant pages of text throughout. Generally lightly browned, volume two has a couple of worm holes to bottom margin throughout (not affecting text), volume four has a worm track from signatures N-P catching some text with occasional loss to letters but with no real loss of sense. Frontispiece to volume one and another fifty full-page plates throughout. Surprisingly uncommon, with only two locations (BL and NLS) on the ESTC. First Edition. Full Calf. Good. 8vo.

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        Anleitung zur Registratur-Wissenschaft und von Registratoribus deren Amt und Pflichten wobey zugleich die dahin gehörige Nachricht von Cantzley-Wesen und sonstigen nöthigen Erfordernüss ertheilt wird.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, in der Knoch- und Esslingerischen Buchhandlung, 1764. 4:o. (10),112,(2) s. + Quedlinburgische Policey-Taxe derer Lebensmittel, Arbeitslohn und zum Unterhalt und täglichen Gebrauch nothwendigsten hiesigen Producten, auch einigen fremded Waaren. Quedlinburg, A. F. Biesterfeld, 1764. 4:o. 23 s. Samtida gråpappbd med brun titeletikett av glättad papp. Bakre pärmen blekt och med några maskhål samt ett hörn där det underliggande träspånet tittar fram. Falsarna med en del småsprickor. En fuktfläck på den bakre pärmen och några smärre fläckar på den främre. Fin oskuren inlaga med enstaka smärre lager- och rostfläckar. Med det Wrangelska släktvapnet och devisen "Tyst och waken" i guld på främre pärmen. Från Ovesholm

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        SYNODO DIOCESANA QUE CELEBRO EL ILUSTRISSIMO SENIOR DOCTOR DON MANUEL DE ALDAY Y ASPEE, OBISPO SANTIAGO DE CHILIE

      OFICINA DE LA CALLE DE LA INCARNATION 1764 - SYNODO DIOCESANA QUE CELEBRO EL ILUSTRISSIMO SENIOR DOCTOR DON MANUEL DE ALDAY Y ASPEE, OBISPO SANTIAGO DE CHILIE, DEL CONSEJO DE SU MAJESTAD, EN LA IGLESIA CATEDRAL DE DICHA CIUDAD A QUE SE DIO PRINCIPIO EL DIA QUATRO DE ENERO DE MIL SETECENTOS SESENTA Y TRES ANOS; Y SE PUBLICO EN VEINTIDOS DE ABRIL DE DICHO ANO. LIMA (OFICINA DE LA CALLE DE LA INCARNATION) 1764. GRAND IN-4° (280 X 206MM), RELIE DEMI-VELIN ET COINS, PIECE DE TITRE ET DE TOMAISON. RELIE AVEC : CARRASCO Y SAAVEDRA, DON FRAY BERNARDO : SYNODO DIOCESANA, CON LA CARTA PASTORAL CONVOCATORIA PARA ELLA Y OTRA, E ORDEN A LA PAGA DE LOS DIEZMOS. CELEBROLA EL ILUSTRISSIMO Y REVERENDISSSIMO SENOR DOCTOR MAESTRO DON FRAY BERNARDO CARRASCO Y SAAVEDA. OBISPO DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CON CONSEJO DE S.MJD. EN LA INGLESIA CATEDRAL DE DICHA CIUDAD. LIMA (IMPRENTA REAL) 1764. TITRE IMPRIME EN 2 COULEURS AVEC ENCADREMENT-6FF-168PPS-FIGURINES DANS LE TEXTE. CETTE ELEGANTE IMPRESSION COLONIALE AMERICAINE DONNE LES RELATIONS DE DEUX SYNODES TENUES A SANTIAGO DE CHILE EN 1688 ET EN 1763 A LIMA, CAPITALE CIVILE ET ECCLESIASTIQUE DE L'AMERIQUE DU SUD ESPAGNOLE. CES COMPILATIONS DE CONCILE SONT CONTEMPORAINES DE CELLES DE MEXICO SOUS L'ARCHEVEQUE LORENZANA ET DETERMINAIENT LA POLITIQUE DE L'EGLISE EN AMERIQUE DU SUD. C'EST LA PREMIERE IMPRESSION EN 4 COULEURS ET 3 COULEURS IMPRIMEES DANS LE NOUVEAU-MONDE. BELLE IMPRESSION ORNEE DE VIGNETTES ET D'ENCADREMENTS DE TOUTE BEAUTE. LES IMPRESSIONS PERUVIENNES SONT EXTREMEMENT RARES CAR IMPRIMEES AVEC DES MOYENS DOMESTIQUES PEU RICHES. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, TRES BON ETAT. PAYPAL ACCEPE UNIQUEMENT POUR L'ETRANGER, MERCI DE VOTRE COMPREHENSION. FIRST EDITION OF THE PRINTED ACCOUNT OF TWO SYNODS HEID IN SANTIAGO DE CHILE. TWO WORKS IN ONE VOLUM. ORIGINAL HALF VELUM. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF COLONIAL AMERICAN PRINTING. THE TWO SECTIONS HAVE SEPARATED TITLE-PAGE, THE FIRST IN RED AND BLACK, THE SECOND IN RED, GREEN AND BLACK, THE TEXT IS RULED IN A DOUBLE BLACK RULE, WITH WIDE AN GRACEFUL MARGINS. TRULY ELEGANT BOOK, AND THE VERY SCARCE AND UNUSUAL EXAMPLE OF COLONIAL AMERICAN PRINTING. FIRST THREE COLORS TITLE PRINTED IN SOUTH AMERICA. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A New and Literal Translation of all the Books of the Old and New Testament; with Notes, Critical and Explanatory

      London: Printed by W. Richardson and S. Clark: and Sold by William Johnston..., 1764. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 2 volumes. Folio, 347 x 220 mms., pp. [ii], xxxviii, 745 [746 blank]; [ii], 334, viii, 339 [340 blank], contemporary calf, rebacked in slightly lighter calf, gilt spine, black morocco labels. A very good copy with a rather good provenance: "Doctor Fothergill/ To his Niece S T/ now S. Hird" on the upper margin of the recto of the front free end-paper in volume 1, the autograph of said niece, "Sarah Hird," on the upper margin of the recto of the front free end-paper in volume 2, and the bookplate of Joseph Crosfield on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume. The Quaker minister Samuel Fothergill (1715 - 1772) was one of the most prominent Friends of his generation, and he spent two years, 1754 - 1756, in the American colonies, travelling almost 9000 miles to attend Friends' meetings, strengthening their Quaker principles. Before that, he became interested in Purver's translation and encouraged in 1746 its publication in parts. This was undertaken by the Bristol printer Felix Farley, but the project was more-or-less stillborn. Nevertheless, Fothergill encouraged Purver to persevere, and when Purver completed the work in 1763, he paid Purver £1000 for the copyright and published it at his own expense. His niece, Sarah, was the daughter of one of his siblings. Joseph Crosfield, whose bookplate appears on the paste-down end-papers was the brother of George Crosfield (1785 - 1847), who compiled Memoirs of the Life and Gospel Labours of Samuel Fothergill (1843). Another note, in a 19th century hand, appears on the verso of the leaf opposite the title-page in volume 1. Anthony Purver (1702 - 1777) was apprenticed as a boy to a shoemaker, but he taught himself Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, and becoming convinced that the text of the Bible was corrupt also believed that he had been called by the divine spirit to produce a new and accurate translation. The translation did not replace the King James version, but Purver's considerable learning appears in the notes. The Monthly Review for 1765 described it as having "no small share of erudition. This is a work to which we should have thought very few individuals equal, however great and extensive their abilities; and we cannot help admiring the man who hath intrepidity enough to attempt it." The Roman Catholic priest and Biblical scholar Alexander Geddes (1737 - 1802) described it as a "crude, incondite, and unshapely pile, without order, symmetry, or taste." Scott Mandelbrote, in his essay, "The English Bible and Its Readers in the Eighteenth Century," asserts that "Purver's translation testified to the difficulty of ignoring or deriding the importance of lay readership of Scripture in eighteen-century polite culture, Yet, in common with many other private translations, it also suggested that the linguistic standards of a refined and newspaper-reading public were too exacting for the antique style of the Authorized Version" (Books and their Readers in Eighteenth Century England: New Essays, ed. Isabel Rivers [2001]).

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        Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums

      In Der Waltherischen Hof-Buchhandlung 1764 - FIRST EDITION. Quarto. Beautifully bound in recent full sprinkled calf, elaborate gilt tooling to boards, elaborately gilt spine in 6 compartments. Title skillfully mounted, occasional toning and scattered foxing throughout. [WITH]: Anmerkungen ber die Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums. Dresden: Waltherische Hof-Buchhandlung, 1764 and 1767. 2 works in 4 volumes bound in one. (The text of Anmerkungen ber die Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums is quite toned, much more so than the primary volume.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Vindication of Mr. Holwell's Character : from the Aspersions Thrown out in an Anonymous Pamphlet, Published March 6th, 1764, Intitled, "Reflections Upon the Present State of Our East-India Affairs. " by His Friends

      London : Printed For T. Becket And P. A. De Hondt, 1764. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 135, [1]p. ; 4°. Subjects; East India Company - History. Bengal (India) - Politics and government - 18th century. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT50824. Finely bound in modern speckled calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        A Flemish Entertainment. From the Original Picture, Painted by Van Harp, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Bute

      London: John Boydell, 1 December 1764. Copper engraving, coloured by hand, by William Walker, from Richard Earlom's design after van Herp. 19 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches. A very fine genre picture, expertly interpreted by Earlom and Walker. The artist of the original work is probably Willem van Herp (not Harp as in the title): the most likely candidate from amongst a prolific family of 17th-century Flemish painters. A riotous scene, full of movement, set in an anteroom in a Flemish tavern. In the foreground a cat and dog pause momentarily during their ongoing battle. Guests are seated around a table set with bread and ham. A small boy reaches for the ham. The men, all somewhat the worse for drink, sit or stand around. One man relieves himself in the background, whilst two of his companions try and sweet-talk two of the serving maids, both of whom resist, one tries to keep her paramour at arms length whilst still maintaining her grip on a dish of fresh radishes, but a third seated figure reaches up and pulls her towards him by her apron. It has been observed that the tobacco 17th century Dutch and English men (and for that matter that the Native Americans) smoked was considerably more narcotic than that available today, and here, four of the much less than sober men are smoking. In any event, this is an excellent example of the obstensibly moralistic illustrations that the Dutch painted but which were ultimately celebrations of inebriation, particularly in Frans Hals' and Jan Steen's work. These pictorial celebrations resonated with the English of course, with their venerable traditions of heavy beer drinking and smoke filled taverns.

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        THE PEERAGE OF SCOTLAND, containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the NOBILITY of that Kingdom, from their Origin to the present Generation: collected from the Public Records, and Ancient Chartularies of this Nation, the Characters, and other Writings of the NOBILITY, and the Works of our best Historians. Illustrated with Copper-plates

      Edinburgh; R. Fleming 1764. FIRST EDITION Small folio, original full brown calf with raised bands and highly ornate gilt decoration to spine, also gilt decorative borders to upper and lower boards. 718pp. plus 10 full page plates with 12 coats of arms to each plate. Title page has a crease, but no other damage. Engraved armorial plate of Robert Graham on inside front cover. Upper joint secure, but starting. A VERY GOOD, HANDSOME COPY (SHELF 3) NOTE: Heavy Book, [3.4 kg+] might require special shipping arrangements

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        Materia Medica, oder gründliche Abhandlung von den Drey Reichen der Natur, worinnen alle in den Apothecken befindliche Medicamenta, Simplicia, Composita und Präparata, mit ihren Eigenschafften, Nutzen und Würckungen, und in welcher Dosi solche zu geben: Nebst einer Einleitung gegen alle Kranckheiten und Zufälle ordentlicher Recepte zu schreiben, nach alphabetischer Ordnung in ein Systema gebracht

      Nürnberg, Felßecker 1764.. 8° 436 S., 1 Bl. Ldr. d. Zt. Kl. Fehlstellen am Rü. restaur. Durchgeh. Wasserrand. EA Wolfenb. 1424; Nicht bei Hirsch-H.. Lesky u., Waller - Bibliographisch kaum nachweisbar. Der Autor war Arzt u. Brandenburgisch-Ansbacher Rat in Ansbach.

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        Plan der Action bey Closter Campe und Rheinbergen den 16. Oct. 1760 zwischen dem Franzöl. Corps des Hr. Marquis von Castries, und dem Aliirten Corps des Erb-Prinzen von Braunschweig." Lageplan der ehem. Zisterzienser-Abtei Kamp mit Umgebung und Truppenaufstellungen

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich aus "Schauplatz des gegenwärtigen Kriegs ..." bei Gabriel Nikolaus Raspe, Nürnberg um 1764. 23x38 cm. - Kamp-Lintfort mit Umgebung, zeigt auch Rheinberg, und Bornheim. Mit Legende.

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        NEW ENGLAND'S PROSPECT. BEING A TRUE, LIVELY, AND EXPERIMENTAL DESCRIPTION OF THAT PART OF AMERICA, COMMONLY CALLED NEW-ENGLAND: DISCOVERING THE STATE OF THAT COUNTRY, BOTH AS IT STANDS TO OUR NEW-COME ENGLISH PLANTERS; AND TO THE OLD NATIVE INHABITANTS. AND LAYING DOWN THAT WHICH MAY BOTH ENRICH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MIND-TRAVELLING READER, OR BENEFIT THE FUTURE VOYAGER

      London, Printed; Boston, Re-printed: Thomas and John Fleet..., 1764.. xviii,128pp. Modern brown morocco, ruled in gilt, spine richly gilt, leather label. Titlepage silked. Evenly tanned. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. Although styled "third edition" on the titlepage, this is actually the fourth edition overall, and the first American edition. The earliest topographical description of the Massachusetts colony, according to Vail, and the first detailed account of the animals and plants of New England, as well as the Indian tribes of the region. The first section is devoted to the landscape, animals, and plants, while the second describes the Indian tribes. Appended is a vocabulary of Indian words, one of the earliest published for New England. One of the most important early New England works, of considerable rarity. This edition contains a new introduction by Nathaniel Rogers which surveys the political and economic relationship between Great Britain and the colonies, and suggests this was issued as part of a discussion of the Sugar Act and the impending Stamp Act. EVANS 9884. SABIN 105077. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 8. VAIL 559. PILLING, ALGONQUIAN, pp.535-36. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 4201. BRINLEY SALE 379.

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        Miscellaneous Correspondence

      nbsp;London, 1764 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of Benjamin Martin's Miscellaneous Correspondence. Bound in calf with gilt lettering. Scarce. With fifteen plates in volume one and eighteen in volume two, including five folding plates. Volume I & II only of three. Part of a thirteen volume set making up The general magazine of arts and sciences, philosophical, philological, mathematical, and mechanical. Originally published between January 1755 and December 1758. Bound without title pages. Benjamin Martin (1704-1782) was a schoolmaster and travelling lecturer who invented several optical instruments. Martin's most ambitious literary project was The general magazine of arts and sciences, philosophical, philological, mathematical, and mechanical. Designed to be published in about 120 sixpenny monthly numbers, beginning in January 1755, it was extensively advertised in London and provincial newspapers. A combination of a part-work encyclopaedia and a topical periodical, each number consisted of a few pages of five separate main works, with associated copperplates, plus a few pages of topical material, such as births and deaths, and prices of stocks. On completion of the project in 1764 the text and plates were bound into thirteen octavo volumes entitled: The Young Gentleman and Lady's Philosophy, The Natural History of England, A Comprehensive System of Philology, Mathematical Institutions (all 2 vols. ), Biographia philosophica (1 vol. ), and Miscellaneous Correspondence (4 vols. ). Only the last had any resemblance to a periodical: the others were complete works in themselves. - DNBCondition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping with slight loss to the leather. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the veryoccasional spot. There is a closed tear to one of the folding plates in volume two measuring approx. 4. 5cm. There are small ink inscriptions on the front pastedowns. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Physikalisch-Mikroskopische Zergliederung und Vorstellung einer sehr kleinen Winterknospe des Hippocastani seu Esculi, oder des wilden Rosskastanienbaum. Beobachtet den 12. Jener 1764

      WITH: Physikalisch-Mikroskopische Zergliederung des Korns oder Rokens; nebst der Beobachtung seines Wachsthums, AND Physikalisch-Mikroskopische Vorstellung und Zergliederung einer angeblichen Rokenpflanze, das Staudten, Stek- oder Gerstenkorn insgemein genannt. Woden die Embryonen der noch zarten und kaum 4. Wochen alten Aerhe, mit ihrem Keim, dann Blüht und Befruchtungs-Theilen, ingleichen die Aehnlichkeit des Roken und Gerstengrases mit seiner Blüht und Frucht, sowohl natürlich als vergrössert sich abgebildet befinden: als der zugesicherte und verlangte Schluss des Zergliederten Kekens. Samt III nach der Natur sorgfältigst mit Farben erleuchteten saubern Kupfertafeln. Nürnberg: A. W. Winterschmidt (1764-1765). Folio (38.5 x 24.5 cm). 3 parts bound in 2: 8 pp. of text, 3 fine hand-coloured plates; 12 + 12 pp. of text, 4 + 3 fine hand-coloured plates and two nice pastoral and allegorical vignettes on the dedication pages. All 3 parts complete. Contemporary boards (matching in material, size and colour)* First (and only) edition of these very rare titles. The plates were drawn by Ledermüller himself and engraved by Adam Ludwig Wirsing. All plates clean, with the colouring bright and vivid. A complete and, apart from some water staining to one of the boards and faintly to one title page, an very well-preserved copy. Nissen 1157-1159; Poggendorff vol. 1 , 1403.

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        Rovine dell' Anfiteatro detto di Domiziano nell' orto de' Monaci di S. Paolo d'Albano

      Kupferstich von Francesco Piranesi aus Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Antichitá d'Albano e de Castel Gandolfo" 1764. 40x65.5 cm. - Wilton-Ely 652 - Ruine des Amphitheaters im Garten des Klosters S. Paolo. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        The Visitor. In Two Volumes. With Bookplate of Jeremiah Wadsworth (1743-1804) in Each Volume

      London: Edward and Charles Dilly. 1764. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Poor. Very rough copy of this two-volume work important mainly for having the engraved bookplate of American patriot Jeremiah Wadworth at the front of each volume. Wadsworth was a merchant and sea captain who represented Connecticut in the Continental Congess, and later, the US House of Representatives. The bookplate appears in Allen's American Bookplates as the first full page illustration. Full sheep, 310 + 307, [5] pages. Covers somewhat scorched and heavily chipped, spine coverings absent, frontis illustration lacking, text blocks shaky, dampstaining to top edges near the end of the first volume, worming to the bottom edges near the end of both volumes, pages age-toned. Bookplates, which are mounted on the pastedowns, are somewhat age-toned but unchipped.

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        PETIT TABLEAU DE LA FRANCE, OU CARTES GEOGRAPHIQUES SUR TOUTES LES PARTIES DE CE ROYAUME AVEC UNE DESCRIPTION ABREGEE

      Paris.: Lattre., 1764. ...[28], [9], 213pp... Red leather binding, gilt embellishments on boards and spine, AEG, dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers... ILLUSTRATED WITH 28 DOUBLE-LEAF COLOR PLATES OF MAPS... TITLE PAGE ENGRAVED AND IN COLOR, H. GRAVELOT AND DELONGUEIL NOTED... These detailed maps cover the entire nation of France, kingdom by kingdom, such as Normandy and Dauphine... Includes an abbreviated description of each region... Text in French... No extra map of Paris...Clean and brightly detailed colored maps IN A VERY ATTRACTIVE ANTIQUE LEATHER BINDING... . First Edition.. Full-Leather.. Very Good.. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

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        Journal of the Votes and Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Colony of New York Began the 9th day of April, 1691; and Ended the 27th day of September, 1743. Vol. I. Published by Order of the General Assembly

      New York: Hugh Gaine, 1764. First edition. Original full sheep, five raided bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Boards very worn, front board detached, repaired, owner's bookplate, Historical Society stamp on title and a few leaves, first two blanks and first three leaves browned and ragged at the edges, two small holes from erasure of name on title leaf, one just nicking the V in Votes, old but expert repairs to edges of first dozen leaves, worming to the margins of about a dozen middle leaves, affecting a few words on one leaf only, last leaf ragged with a few worm holes affecting a few letters, last two blanks lacking portions of lower corner and ragged, occasional light dampstaining, mostly marginal otherwise leaves clean and impressions sharp. Good. Signed in type by the editor, Abraham Lott, Junr. Signed in manuscript "Bound by Rob. McAlpine," at the conclusion of the preface. Contains the added leaf with the "Act of Parliament for reversing the Attainder of Jacob Leisler, Jacob Milbourne, and Abraham Governeur, who were executed for not delivering the Fort at New York to Richard Ingoldsby, 1690" Sabin. Evans states that this leaf is ?often lacking.? Page numbers 665-666 omitted from pagination. Evans 9756. Sabin 53719. ESTC W6332. Marke p. 80. Larned 161.

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        WORKS OF JACOB BEHMEN, THE TEUTONIC THEOSOPHER. VOLUME 2 (ONLY)

      1764. Very Good. [BOEHME, Jacob]. THE WORKS OF JACOB BEHMEN [sic], THE TEUTONIC THEOSOPHER. VOLUME II. Containing, I. The Threefold Life of Man. II. The Answers to Forty Questions concerning the Soul. III. The Treatise of the Incarnation: In Three Parts. IV. The Clavis: Or an Explanation of some principal Points and Expressions in his Writings. With figures, illustrating his principles, left by the Reverend William Law, M.A. London: M. Richardson, 1764. 15 engraved plates. Quarto. [6],195,[35],120,160,32 pp. Worn nineteenth century binding: quarter brown morocco, matching textured cloth sides, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. The leather is heavily scuffed and skinned in patches; but the binding is sound. Ex-library, with only a small ink stamp to title-page and no other marks. Apparently bound without a half-title page; otherwie, it is complete. Intermittent pencil notes and underlining; the notes and underlining are more frequent at the beginning. Boehme (German, 1575- 1624) was an influential Christian mystic; this is a very good copy of Volume 2 (of 4) of his writings.

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        JOURNAL OF THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COLONY OF NEW- YORK...1691...TO 1765

      New York: Hugh Gaine, 1764/66.. Two volumes. [4],840,[2]; [2],811,[8]pp. Thick folio. Contemporary calf. Heavily scuffed, spines worn. Internally clean. Good. In worn half blue morocco slipcases, red gilt morocco labels. These two massive volumes record the complete proceedings of the New York Assembly from the establishment of William and Mary's rule through the end of 1765. An invaluable source for New York. According to Evans, the act for reversing the attainder of Jacob Leisler and others, the appendix leaf in the first volume, is usually lacking. EVANS 9756, 10418.

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        India Tracts Containing I. An Address to the Proprietors of the East-India Stock; setting forth, the unavoidable Necessity and the real Motives for the Revolution in Bengal 1760. II. Refutation of a Letter . . III. Important Facts regarding the East-India Company&

      London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1764. Second edition. Recently rebound in brown half morocco, marbled sides, riased bands, gilt lettering piece . in very good condition. 4to pp. viii, 286. Large folding engraved frontispiece showing the monument in Calcutta to the victims of the Blackhole. Ex-lib with stamped 'school of arts' small light rubber stamps on frontispiece and title page John Zephaniah Holwell (1711- 1798) was a surgeon in the East India Company in Bengal. He was forward looking, and a reformer trying to make laws more just. But he found himself in 1756 in the position of having to defend Calcutta against Suraj ud Dowlah.1758. As a result of the defeat he with hundreds of others was imprisoned in the Black Hole in which most of the prisoners were suffocated.James Holwell published his description of the horrific experiences he suffered in and escaping from the Black Hole of Calcutta. - 123 died and only 22 escaped. HolwellÕs original description was published in a pamphlet in 1758. The following year he âhastily producedÕ and âhastily publishedÕ the first edition of these Tracts in vindication of unjust accusations made aginst him on his return to England,. in his âDedication to Sir William Baker, William Mabbot and John Payne, he says, â it seems requisite I should explain a little more at large.Õ Which he does in this Second Edition. Very scarce especially with the engraved frontispiece. Kress 6197.

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        Oeuvres Philosophiques Latines & Françoises De Feu Mr. De Leibnitz. Tirées De Ses Manuscrits Qui Se Conservent Dans La Bibliotheque Royale A Hanovre, Et Publiées Par Mr. Rud. Eric Raspe. Avec une Préface de Mr. Kaestner Professeur en Mathématiques à Göttingue. A Amsterdam Et A Leipzig, Chez Jean Schreuder. MDCCLXV. - Im Kolophon: A Hannovre, Par Jerôme Michel Pockwitz, MDCCLXIV

      Hannover, Pockwitz 1764. 26 cm. Titelblatt, Widmungsblatt., Seiten III - XVI, 2 Blatt "Table des pieces conteues ..." und "Errata", Seiten 1 - 540, (8) Blatt Register mit gestochener Titelvignette von O. de Vries; Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und 2 goldgeprägten Wappen-Supralibros mit Umschrift "The Society of Writers to the Signet - Ravier 472 - Brunet III, 950 - Ebert 11826 - Ueberweg III, 305 - Erste Gesamtausgabe der philosophischen Schriften. - "In dieser Raspeschen Sammlung ist von besonderer Wichtigkeit die vorher nicht veröffentlichte, 1704 verfaßte, umfangreiche Streitschrift gegen Locke: Nouveaux essais sur l'entendement humain ... Bald hernach folgte die Dutenssche Ausgabe ... die aber die von Raspe veröffentlichten Stücke nicht mit aufgenommen hat" (Ueberweg). - 2 Blatt "Table des pieces conteues ..." und "Errata" sind nach der Vorrede eingebunden; breitrandiges Exemplar, nur stellenweise gering stockfleckig, Einband leicht berieben, oberes Kapital restauriert, Titel im Rand zeitgenöss. Besitzeintrag "Thomas Brown" (schottischer Philosoph 1778-1820) - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Peter Paars, ein komisches Heldengedicht. Neue, vermehrte und verbesserte Übersetzung. Nebst einer Nachricht von dem Leben und den Schriften des Verfassers. Herausgegeben von Johann Adolph Scheibe.

      Kopenhagen und Leipzig, bey Franz Christian Mummens Wittwe, 1764 - Gr. 8°. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 15 Kupfertafeln (J. Haas sc.). CLXXX, 376 S., 4 Bll. Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe mit der umfangreichen Bibliographie und Biographie (ca.150 S.) Holbergs. Goedeke III,339,3 (Scheibe). Hayn-Gotendorf III, 332: "Höchst abenteuerlich ausgeschmückte Reise eines Krämers, Peter Paars, von Kallingburg nach Aarhus". Rümann 452. - "Das Werk ist im Grunde eine eine ausgeprägt aufklärerische, scharf kritische Satire über verschiedene dänische Standestypen, ist aber zugleich das einzige klassische Epos der dänischen Literatur. . 'Peder Paars' entfachte einen Sturm der Entrüstung. . Doch dem König gefiel das Gedicht, und so blieb Holberg unbehelligt." (KNLL VII, 1047f.). - Der Übersetzer und Verfasser der Biographie Johann Adolph Scheibe (1708-1776) war Komponist und gelehrter Musiktheoretiker, dem zudem "ein nicht gewöhnliches schriftstellerisches Talent", eine leichte und einfache Ausdrucksweise bescheinigt wird. (ADB XXX,691). - Hayn-Gotendorf und Rümann geben beide ein Frontispiz und 16 Kupfertafeln an. Alle Vergleichsexemplare enthalten jedoch wie hier ein Frontispiz und 15 Kupfer. So vollständig. - Rückenkanten mit schmalen Bezugsfehlstellen. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l'exploitation des bois, ou moyens de tirer un parti avantageux des taillis, demi-futaies, et hautes-futaies...faisant partie du traitŽ complet de bois & des forests, 2 vol

      Paris, Chez H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1764. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. 1764 First French Edition, complete in 2 volumes with half title, engraved vignette on preface to volume one, 36 folding engraved plates in excellent condition. No signs of foxing, no inscriptions or annotations. Bound in contemporary full calf, spines gilt within raised bands, joints slightly weakened, some rubbing, 4to, (SEE ALSO item 103144 Duhamel's Transport single volume uniformly bound with this.) Price includes worldwide insured delivery.

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        THE HISTORY OF KAMTSCHATKA, AND THE KURILSKI ISLANDS, WITH THE COUNTRIES ADJACENT; ILLUSTRATED WITH MAPS AND CUTS

      Glocester: Printed by R. Raikes for T. Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty, London, 1764.. [8],280,[8]pp. plus seven plates (two folding), including two folding maps. Quarto. Handsomely bound to style in three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt extra, leather label. Light foxing and toning; light scattered soiling. John Carter Brown duplicate, with his 19th-century rubber stamp on titlepage. Very good. The first English and second chronological edition, an abridged translation by James Grieve from the original Russian, first published in 1755. "Contains one of the earliest descriptions of Russian America and the Kurile Islands" - Howes. "Krasheninnikov, a young student of the Academy of Sciences, was sent to join Bering's second expedition as an assistant to Steller. Steller and he spent some time exploring Kamchatka and making notes for a subsequent report. Steller's notes were available to Krasheninnikov, who used them in the preparation of the present work, along with his own observations. In the preface which Krasheninnikov proposed to write to his work, he was to give information as to how he happened to be sent to Kamchatka, also what part of Steller's work was included by him in his DESCRIPTION, etc. Unfortunately, Krasheninnikov died before the printing of his DESCRIPTION was completed. In the text of the latter, however, Krasheninnikov often mentioned Steller as the source of his information..." - Lada-Mocarski. Steller's own account of the voyage with Bering was not published until 1793. The second part of Krasheninnikov's narrative is devoted to the botanical and natural history aspects of the region, including many valuable observations, comprising what is generally considered to be the pioneering natural history work concerning Alaska and Kamchatka. The attractive plates are some of the earliest depictions of the natives and their habitat. Lada-Mocarski states that the first edition "is a very rare book...and difficult to secure." SABIN 38301. TOURVILLE 2532. HILL 948. LADA-MOCARSKI 12 (note). HOWES K265, "aa." See TAXONOMIC LITERATURE V:881- 882 for data on Steller.

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        The History of Kamtschatka, and the Kurilski Islands, with the countries adjacent; illustrated with maps and cuts. Published at Petersbourg in the Russian language, by order of Her Imperial Majesty, and translated into English by James Grieve, M.D

      Glocester [sic]: Printed by R. Raikes for T. Jefferys, 1764. 4to. (10 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches). 7 engraved maps and plates (four folding). Errata leaf in the rear. Period calf, covers with a gilt fillet border, expertly rebacked to style, spine in six compartments with raised bands, original red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, original marbled endpapers. First English edition of a noted work on Kamchatka and one of the earliest accounts of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, by a member of Bering's second expedition. "The Russian Krasheninnikov started out across Siberia with Gerhard Friedrich Mueller and Johann Georg Gmelin, and then made his own way to Kamchatka. When Georg Wilhelm Steller arrived in Kamchatka to supervise his work, Krasheninnikov left in order to avoid becoming Steller's assistant, and returned to St. Petersburg. Krasheninnikov nonetheless was able to make use of Steller's notes in the preparation of his own narrative, and the inclusion of Steller's observations on America, made during his travels with Bering's second voyage, are an important part of this work, and constitute one of the earliest accounts of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Steller's account was not published until 1793. This work details the customs, morals, and religion of the Kamchatka peninsula, and discusses the power exercised by the magicians. Also described are the differences between the dialects of the Kamchatkans and those of the Korsairs and of the Kurile islanders. This is the first scientific account of those regions" (Hill). Steller's own account of the voyage with Bering was not published until 1793. The second part of Krasheninnikov's narrative is devoted to the botanical and natural history aspects of the region, including many valuable observations, comprising what is generally considered to be the pioneering natural history work concerning Alaska and Kamchatka. The attractive plates are some of the earliest depictions of the natives and their habitat. Lada-Mocarski states that the first edition "is a very rare book and difficult to secure." First published in Russian in 1755, the present first English edition was translated by James Grieve, at the time of the original publication serving as the personal physician to the Empress of Russia. The present scarce English edition was the first to be published outside Russia and would be followed by French and German translations. "Contains one of the earliest descriptions of Russian America and the Kurile Islands" (Howes). Sabin 38301; Hill 948; Howes K265; cf. Lada-Mocarski 12; Howgego K37.

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        Voyages from Asia to America

      London,: Printed for T. Jefferys,, 1764.. Quarto, with four maps (two folding and coloured); slightly browned, tear on fold of one map neatly repaired; a good copy in later half calf, extremities rubbed. First edition of Jefferys' important work, an English version of Gerhard M¸ller's obscurely published account of Russian discoveries in eastern Asia and north America, which contained the first full narrative of the Bering expedition, a 'most important contemporary account of Bering's discoveries, by a scientist attached to his second expedition' (Howes). The text has significant additions by Jefferys, and thus is not simply a translation of M¸ller's work. It represents the best contemporary geographical knowledge regarding the question of the Northeast Passage.The book is especially significant for its maps, in particular the first large map of "Discoveries made by the Russians on the North West Coast of America", showing both Kamchatka and the northwest coast and incorporating some changes by Jefferys, including topographical information about Siberia, as well as descriptive notes about events on Bering's expedition. The second, a large folding map of Canada, shows discoveries from Canada to the west of Hudson Bay and some points on the western coast. Smaller maps depict "part of a Japanese map of the World", from a manuscript in the Sloane collection, and discoveries relative to the search for a passage to the South Sea by Admiral de Fonte and other Spanish, English and Russian navigators.These maps have an extra importance as we know that along with those in Staehlin's book they figured prominently in the planning for Cook's third voyage and were used by, and mostly confused, Cook himself during the progress of his final voyage (see Beaglehole, Life of Cook, pp. 486-489, 593-4, 599, 604-5, 613, 617, 627, 633).None of the maps had appeared in M¸ller's original work, which was published in St Petersburg, where he was a lecturer at the Academy, in 1753 as Nachrichten von Seereisen, the third volume of his Sammlung Russischer Geschichte: it later appeared in French as Voyages et DÈcouvertes Faites par les Russes, with a single map.Hill (2nd edn), 1199; Howes, M875; Lada-Mocarski, 17; Streeter (Sr.) sale, VI, 3458 (first edition); Wickersham, 6332.

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        The Residual Analysis; A New Branch of the Algebraic Art, Of very extensive Use, both in Pure Mathematics, and Natural Philosophy. Book I [all published]

      London: Printed for the Author; and sold by L. Hawes...[et al.], 1764 First edition. Recent tan calf over marbled boards, Gilt-ruled spine with crimson morocco label. . Quarto. Five engraved folding plates. With list of subscribers. A little light foxing. A very good copy of a scarce book. John Landen (1719-1790) was the most notable British mathematician in the second half of the eighteenth century. At the time when British mathematics was held back by inadequate notation, an unfortunate consequence of the Newton-Leibniz dispute, he was the only Englishman to score major advances in mathematics and in the art of computation. In this, his most important work, he attempted to replace the fluxional calculus with an analytic method "founded entirely on the anciently received principles of algebra." A second volume was planned, but it never appeared. According to Lacroix, this was the first attempt to reduce the infinitesimal calculus to "purely mathematical notions" (Oxford DNB). Landen's writings served as the starting point for investigations by Euler, Lagrange, and Legendre. He also developed the theorem known by his name for expressing the length of a hyperbolic arc in terms of the lengths of arcs in two ellipses.

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        Astronomie

      Paris: Desaint & Saillant, 1764 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 2 Vols. 4to (254x197 mm). xlviii, 752, 44, [4]; (753)-1544, xxxiv pp., with 36 (35 folding) engraved plates, light to moderate text browning, more pronounced in vol. 2, some spotting, small hole in 1:4A3 touching 2 words, short tear to bottom margin of 2:O4, occasional light browning to plates, long tear on inner margin of pl.12, text offsetting on pl.22. Contemporary mottled calf and edges, original marbled endpapers; sympathetically rebacked. Provenance: Gerald F. Fitzgerald. A fine copy bound in nice French binding. ---- Poggendorff I, 1349; DSB 7:580; Houzeau-L. I, 9258; Sotheran 2390; Honeyman 1889. - Next to his efforts to improve astronomical tables, Lalande's greatest achievement was his Astronomie, which "became a standard textbook and had the advantage over other texts of containing much practical information on instruments and methods of calculation" (DSB 7:580)..

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        The Oxford Sausage: or, Select Poetical Pieces, Written by the Most Celebrated Wits of the University of Oxford Adorned with Cuts, Engraved in a New Taste, and Designed by the Best Masters. [BOUND WITH: The Modern Characters from Shakespear alphabetically arranged.]

      London:: for J. Fletcher and Co [second title: E. Johnson], , 1764 [second title: 1778].. First editions.. Hardcover. Very Good. viii, (9-) 203pp. pp i-iv have a small inner corner stains, and title page has 'Edited by T. Warton' in an early hand. Contents otherwise very fresh and clean; and, what is more, the wit still sparkles. [SECOND TITLE: (ii), 90pp. Passages extracted from the works of Shakespeare and applied to contemporary figures: title and final page slightly soiled, pages otherwise clean]. Small 8vo, 6.5 x 4ins, in contemporary marbled boards with new quarter calf spine with red lettering-piece titled and ruled in gilt. Edges of boards slightly scuffed. ESTC T99833.

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        Essays on Husbandry: 1st Ed.;

      London, for W. Frederick in Bath, 1764.. HARDBACK, full-calf with gilt-embossed ornamental edges, gilt embossed decorative spine with raised bands and gilt lettering on spine label, pages: xviii, [i] - errata, 213; 232, ribbon page-marker, all edges speckled, plates v, some text-figs., 128mm x 203mm (5" x 8"), head a little rubbed with small loss (approx. 5mm), hinges a little cracked (but sound), small loss on rear cover by hinge (approx 10mm x 25mm) and brown stain, spine a little browned, former owners decorative bookplates on front end-papers, author's name handwritten on title-page, small brown mark in the margin of three or four pages, light marginal browning to end-papers, inner front hinge cracked (but sound), some occasional pencilled marginal marks, otherwise a very fine copy. British Bee Books No. 114. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library.

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        Lettres Turques, historiques et politiques, Ecrites tant par Méhémet II, Empereur Ottoman, que par ses Généraux, ses Sultanes, un de ses Ambassadeurs, & Usum-Cassan, Roi de Perse, son Contemporain. Traduites du Grec & de l?Arabe sur des Manuscrits trouvés à Constantinople; avec des notes intéressantes, & une Histoire de la vie de ce Conquérant. (Histoire de Méhémet II, Empereur Ottoman, enrichie de Lettres traduites du Grec et de l?Arabe), I-II. [TWO VOLUMES]

      Paris, Duchesne, Panckoucke, Prault, 1764.. Two volumes. Small octavo. Pp. xii, 144; 155, (1). Both half-titles, with the title ?Histoire de Méhémet II, Empereur Ottoman, enrichie de Lettres traduites du Grec et de l?Arabe? are present. Head- and tail-pieces, decorative initials; shoulder notes. Ownership signature to each title. Uniformly bound in contemporary plain paper wrappers, frayed, brown paper spines, one with remnants of old paper strengthening; dog eared, bit soiled in places. Still a charming, unsophisticated set, preserved in the original state. - - First edition. Exceedingly scarce in the original state. A series of fictitious letters written by the orientalist Belin de Monterzi. Monterzi?s book, his claims to historical veracity notwithstanding, was fiction disguised as history. It was an epistolary exchange between Byzantine princesses, the Sultan, and his officers. Hardened warriors though they were, in Monterzi?s portraits they had a tender heart for the nobel Byzantine ladies, who did not resist their gallantries. One of them was Irene, the only surviving member of an illustrious Byzantine family. When Constantinople fell, some of its most highly prized spoils were its maidens, valued for their beauty and nobility. And so she was presented to the Sultan, who became deeply enamoured of her. In her tragic story there are themes of beauty, desire, and violence placed in an early oriental setting. (Buturovic, Women in the Ottoman Balkans: Gender, Culture and History). See also Joseph Marie Quérard: La France littéraire (Paris, 1827). Barbier, II, 724; Langlumé, Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes et pseudonymes, 10453; Reboul, Anonymes pseudonymes et supercheris litteraires, 28; Quérard, La France littéraire, ou Dictionnaire bibliographique, p. 259; Conlon, Le siècle des Lumières: bibliographie chronologique, Volume 29, 64:551.

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        Plan d'etudes et d'education. Avec un discours sur l'education

      A Paris: A.M. Lottin, 1764 First edition of this proposed study and guide to education, published two years after Emile. Barbier attributes it to a "professor of philosophy" named Robert, but Cioranescu and most other sources attribute it to the French priest Gérard Sutaine (1718- ). Contemporary calf, gilt spine with burgundy morocco label. . Twelvemo. Some surface abrasion to both covers, corners lightly worn. Marginal dampstaining to last few leaves. Overall very good, clean and fresh throughout This work is divided into three parts. The first, which occupies more than half of the volume, presents the author's plan for young people's studies, noting the subjects to be covered, the qualities required of a master, and the authorities on which the plan is based. The second part consists of Duguet's plan of classical studies, with a catalogue of the historians and other authors cited, while the third part contains a dissertation on the nature of education.

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        Works of Jacob Behmen, the Teutonic Theosopher. Translated from the German by William Law. [with] Muses, Charles A. Dionysius Andreas Freher. An Inquiry into The Work of A Fundamental Contributor to the Philosophic Tradition of Jacob Boehme

      London [and] New York: M. Richardson [et al.], , 1764-81 [and] 1951. 4 volumes. First Edition of this highly significant English version of the complete works of Jacob Böhme, offered with a 252 pp. typescript on thin onion paper. With label: "Charles A. Muses/ 37-16 92nd street/ Jackson Heights, L.I., NY" pasted on first leaf. Additions and annotations in Muses' hand in brown ink throughout. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Böhme, and 26 plates, including 2 that are hand-coloured, 3 with multiple overlays, and 1 folding plate with overlay. 4to (300 x 220 mm), bound in recent brown sprinkled calf, flat spines divided into six compartments, red and green leather title-labels, gilt-tooled occult symbols of blazing suns in each compartment, marbled paper over boards. The typescript 280 x 220 mm, in contemporary binder of black cloth over heavy boards. First Edition of this highly significant English version of the complete works of Jacob Böhme, and the first to issue the extraordinary occult engravings with multiple overlays. The first complete English edition is drawn from the seventeenth-century editions with the language modernized and the various works gathered into one translation and printing. According to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, Böhme's writings exerted an impact not only on religious thinkers, such as George Fox, Antoine Bourgignon, and Philip Jacob Spener, but also on philosophers, such as Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Heidegger, Whitehead, Carl Jung and Albert Schweitzer. Recent research has established a new connection between Böhme and William Blake. In Kevin Fischer's Converse in the Spirit: William Blake, Jacob Boehem, and the Creative Spirit, (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2004), the influences exerted by Böhme on Blake are highlighted at length. They both possessed radical and unorthodox views of the spiritual world, and there are a great many similarities to be found in their published works. In the Exhibition in 2000 at the Tate Museum, London, the curators Robin Hamlyn and Michael Phillips included four images from this Law Böhme edition. Hamlyn writes about Böhme's influence on Blake: "Blake described him as a 'divinely inspired man' and from him he learnt the importance of imagination… Blake also said that the tables in his 'Works' were 'very beautiful' and Michelangelo could not 'have done better'" (Hamlyn, William Blake, p. 186). The multiple overlay plates are astonishing in their conception and execution. To describe just one example, "Table One" employs no less than ten overlays, beginning with a view of the Constellations signified by their respective astrological symbol. Moving down from the stars to the next overlay is the Earth and Sky; descending further one opens more flaps to discover the enlightened Woman holding a sceptre, standing in a garden; then below her is a reversed view of Man enlightened by the Senses, Reason, and the Astral Mind. Böhme's writings first appeared in English versions between 1644 and 1663. "Thus Böhme was first discovered in England, where he had a wide and varied influence, most clearly among the Quakers... He had a strong impact on German Romantic thought and later gained a position of eminence in post-Kantian idealism, in large measure through the French translations of Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin (1743-1803). Böhme had also had a strong and enduring influence on Russian writers" (DSB II, 224). "Milton, without any doubt, had read the German mystic's account of the eternal war between the Light Principle and the Dark Principle, of the fall of Lucifer, of the loss of Paradise, and of the return of man in Christ to Paradise, and there are many passages which look decidedly like germinations from the seed which Böhme sowed" (Jones, p. 234). Conceived by William Law (1686-1761), tutor to Edward Gibbon's father and spiritual adviser to the Westley's, this edition was seen through the press by G. Ward and T. Langcake. De Quincey gave a set to Coleridge, whose very heavily annotated copy is now in the British Library. Some light toning to paper, overall, a fine copy. Very rare. PROVENANCE: Dr Charles A. Muses, founder of the Jacob Boehme Society of America, with 31 entries of marginalia and explanatory notes in his hand. Included with this copy is the original 1951 Ph.D. dissertation of Charles Muses on Böhme that he submitted to Columbia University.

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        An Account of Travels Into the Interior of Southern Africa In the Years 1797 and 1798

      Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was born the son of Roger Barrow in the village of Dragley Beck, in the parish of Ulverston (then in Lancashire, now in Cumbria). He started in life as superintending clerk of an iron foundry at Liverpool and afterwards, in his twenties, taught mathematics at a private school in Greenwich. In 1797 he accompanied Lord Macartney, as private secretary in Maccartney's delicate mission to settle the government of the newly acquired colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Barrow was entrusted with the task of reconciling the Boer settlers and the native Black population and of reporting on the country in the interior. On his return from his journey, in the course of which he visited all parts of the colony, he was appointed auditor-general of public accounts. He now decided to settle in South Africa, married Anne Maria Trüter, and in 1800 bought a house in Cape Town. But the surrender of the colony at the peace of Amiens (1802) upset this plan. He returned to England in 1804, was appointed Second Secretary to the Admiralty by Viscount Melville, a post which he held for forty years. During his travels through South Africa, Barrow compiled copious notes and sketches of the countryside he was traversing. In his position at the Admiralty, Barrow was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery, including those of John Ross, William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and John Franklin. The Barrow Strait in the Canadian Arctic as well as Point Barrow and the city of Barrow in Alaska are named after him. He is reputed to have been the initial proposer of St Helena as the new place of exile for Napoleon Bonaparte following the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Barrow was a fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1821 received the degree of LL.D from the University of Edinburgh. A baronetcy was conferred on him by Sir Robert Peel in 1835. He was also a member of the Raleigh Club, a forerunner of the Royal Geographical Society. He retired from public life in 1845 and devoted himself to writing a history of the modern Arctic voyages of discovery (1846), as well as his autobiography, published in 1847. He died suddenly on 23 November 1848. Here are two volumes from 1801 and 1804, both first editions, professionally rebacked to expertly marry the original calf boards to an extensively gilt and tooled brown leather spine with red title label.  The condition of the binding is now fine.  The contents are very good indeed.  All the signature maps and fold-out illustrations of this edition are present, several hand-colored.  Minor spotting is intermittent, but mostly confined to the early leaves of Volume I.  The Volume I folding map has been professionally reinforced.

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        The Companion to the Play-House: Or An Historical Account of all the Dramatic Writers (and their Works) that have appeared in Great Britain and Ireland, from the Commencement of our Theatrical Exhibition, down to the Present Years 1764. Composed in the Form of a Dictionary, For the more readily turning to any particular Author, or Performance

      London: Printed for T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt, 1764. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. A6, a-c6, d3 [¹]2 (ads), B-Dd6, Ee4, [*]1 (ad); A-Ii4 [last leaf is a blank]. Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt, new red morocco title labels. Heads a trifle rubbed, front board of vol. I rehinged, else a clean, very good plus set

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        Emile, Du L'education (4 Volume set)

      Amsterdam: Jean Neaulme, 1764. The four volume set in a nice contemporary calf binding of Rousseau's classic work on education. His approach was to let the child learn from personal experience instead of rote memory as the academy standard required. His fresh child-centered approach took nearly two centuries to change. Although the book is dated 1762, internal evidence points to a 1764 date. It was so controversial that is was banned not only in Paris but also in Geneva. Publically Pope Clement X condemned it. A very nice set in an early edition which could not be published in Paris for decades [Those with a Paris imprint were also printed in Amsterdam]. The five plates are as follows: I, 35, 363; II, 70; III, 119; IV, 290. . 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF THE CANARY ISLANDS

      London: J. Dodsley/T. Durham. Near Fine. 1764. First Edition. Hardcover. Extremely scarce. Rebound in dark blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. "Enquiry into the Origin of the Ancient Inhabitants. To which is added, A Description of the Canary Islands, including the Modern History of the Inhabitants, and an Account of their Manners, Customs, Trade, &c. " Pages and fold out map in amazing condition. Very handsome copy with binding tight ; 4to; viii, 368 pages .

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        De Futuro Impiorum StatuLibri Tres, Ubi Advers Deistas, Nuperos Origenistas, Aliosque Novatores Ecclesi? Catholicae Doctrina De Poenarum Inferni

      Venetiis -Ex Typographia Remondiniana, 1764 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarcework of theology which considers the future state of ungodly, from the opinion of deists, heretics and modern followers of Origen. Written in Latin. Adorned with many beautifully engraved head and tail pieces, illuminated capitals, anda vignette title page. Includes arguments showing the reality,character and eternity of infernal punishments, and discussion of how this position is entertained by Jews, Muslims and other inhabitants of Asia and America, as well as by orthodox Christians. It is asserted that, contrary to such heterodox believers as Socinians, all nations in the world, both now and in the past, have agreed about the torments of the ungodly after death. (Catalogue of The Antiquarian Library Of Emeritus Professor David A. Pailin)Patuzzi (1700-1769) was a DominicanFrom the private library of theologian and professor in philosophy, David A. Pailin. Condition: In original full vellum binding with handwritten spine label. Externally, rubbing to the boards and extremities,as well assunning to the spine. Marks to the rear board and evidence of past worming to the spine. Both hinges are starting. Internally, generally firmly bound and bright. Instances of lightbackground foxing throughout,and evidence of past worming to the rear pastedown. David Pailin's bookplate to the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Sepolcro detto falsamente degli Orazj, e Curiazj Rimane su la via Appia fuori d'Albano dalla parte Orientale

      Kupferstich von Francesco Piranesi aus Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Antichitá d'Albano e de Castel Gandolfo" 1764. 39x55 cm. - Wilton-Ely 646 - Grabmal der Horatier und Curiatier. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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