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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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        1. Rovine d'un antico Sepolcro fatto a modo si settizonio su la via Appia apresso la villa Pompeo Magno, or fuori d'Albano dalla parte occidentale

      Kupferstich von Francesco Piranesi aus Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus "Antichitá d'Albano e de Castel Gandolfo" 1764. 41.5x56.5 cm. - Wilton-Ely 645 - Wohl das Grab des Pompejus an der Via Appia, die Porta Romana im Hintergrund. Exemplar aus einer Ausgabe um 1800 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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      Fair. 1764, 1772. Hardcover. Full leather bound cover is in poor condition with half the leather on front board missing. Crudely resewn with thread showing on the exterior along the spine. Boards are warped. Spine is straight. Binding is tight. Lacks the title page, begins with a letter by William Johnston "To Her Most Excellent Majesty Queen Charlotte...." Engraved headpieces. Extensive 18th and 19th century handwritten notes on all blank pages. Pages are toned but overall good condition. This is either the First Edition, 1764 or Second Edition, 1772, both of which are rare. .

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        A New Geographical and Historical Grammar... (complete)

      London: W Johnston H Woodfall J Hinton Etc, 1764 Wherein the Geographical Part is truly modern; and the present state of the World is so interspersed as to render the study of Geography both entertaining and instructive. Containing; 1 A description of the figure and motion of the earth. 2. Geographical definitions and problems.... 3. A general division of the globe into land and water. 4. The situation and extent of the several countries in each quarter of the world... Together with an account of the air, soil, produce, traffic, curiosities..... Illustrated with a set of 23 New Maps of the several Countries.... In full brown leather professionally restored. Spine has been replaced, raised bands, gilt tooling, title in gilt to maroon leather label. Internally, faint remains of ink name to front paste down, new endpapers, half title present with some contemporary notes above, frontis map of the world, title page in red and black ink, usual pagination errors, (xiv), 15-605 pp, [18], 23 (of 23) maps, includes the plate list, and the occasional pencil note. A lovely copy, complete with all maps present and in VG condition, almost a rarity! Salmon, historian and travel writer published numerous Historical pieces and also in 1739–40 accompanied George Anson on his round-the-world voyage. His experiences formed the subject for a series of other titles, among them A New Geographical and Historical Grammar (1749), which ran to thirteen editions by 1785, and The Universal Traveller (1752–3). In addition Salmon contributed surveys of the English, Scottish, and Irish peerages, guides for foreign visitors to Oxford and Cambridge, biographies of men who died in the service of their country, and an essay on marriage.(see Sabin 358. COPAC) (for a full Bio see ODNB)

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        Ilustracion a los quatro Processos Forales de Aragon. Orden de proceder en ellos segun el estilo moderno y reglas para decidir conforme a la naturaleza de cada uno. En que se insieren dos tratados: el primero, sobre el manejo judicial, que debe llevarse con los eclesiasticos que contravienen a las providencias de los Jueces Reales dentro de los quatro Processos, y el segundo, comprehende un breve resumen de la Jurisprudencia practica más obvia en el Reyno [Seguido de:] Segunda ilustracion a los quatro Processos Forales de Aragon y al tratado de los monitorios, con un discurso general acerca de la naturaleza de sus recursos, en que se insiere otro tratado de los Emparamientos y de los derechos de los Conyuges en los bienes del matrimonio

      Zaragoza, en la Imprenta de Francisco Moreno, 1764 y 1772. Dos tomos en un volúmen en folio; 10 hojas, 379 pp. y 4 hojas, incluida portada, 228 pp. Impresión a dos columnas. Portada con perdidas marginales de papel blanco, resto del ejemplar en excelente estado. Encuadernación de época en pergamino, con un corte limpio en el plano superior, sín pérdida de material.

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        Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia

      [London:] for the author,, 1764 . Folio (534 × 368 mm). Contemporary tree calf neatly rebacked to style retaining old black morocco label, sides bordered in gilt with decorative dotted roll and single gilt rule, marbled endpapers. With 61 engraved plates and maps including some double page plates and several folding. Light rubbing to extremities, inner hinges reinforced, corners neatly restored, a little light marginal browning, a very good copy. First edition. During a five week detour from his Grand Tour, Adam, joined by the renowned French draughtsman C.-L. Clérisseau, set about studying, measuring and recording the grand ruins of the Emperor Diocletian in Spalatro (modern-day Split). The resulting lavish drawings set down by Clérisseau were finely engraved for this first edition by Francesco Bartolozzi, Antonio Zucchi and Domenico Cunego. Self published to promote the author's career, the influence these designs had upon their author is evident throughout Adam's hugely successful and influential career. This folio represents the author's primary exposure to the inspirations that would go on to define his own pervasively influential neo-classical 'Adam Style'.

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        Corpus Juris Ecclesiastici Austriaci. Honoribus Mariae Theresiae Romanorum Imperatricis Hungariae, Bohemiae, Dalmatiae,

      Wien, (Gerold) 1764.. 12 Bll., 452 S., 4 Bll. Ldr. d. Zt. m. dekor. Rückengoldpräg. Mehrf. alt gestemp. Schwach berieb. Riegger (1705-1777) Prof. f. Staatsrecht an der 1751 reorganisierten Theresianischen Akademie, "hat für die Entwicklung der kirchlichen Verhältnisse Oesterreichs in jener Zeit eine ausschlaggebenden Bedeutung ... Er war zweifelsohne einer der besten Kenner des positiven Kirchenrechts. ...vertritt die Omnipotenz des Staates auch gegenüber der Kirche. Man darf seine Theorie mit Recht als jene bezeichnen, welche in den Gesetzen der Kaiserin Maria Theresia ausgeführt wurde, ihn selbst als den geistigen Vater der meisten Verordnungen aus jener Zeit." (ADB XXVIII, 552)

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        Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or, a compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels:

      London: Thomas Bennet; John Nicholson; and Daniel Midwinter,, 1764. Consisting of above Four Hundred of the most Authentick Writers ... relating to any Part of Asia, Africa, America, Europe, or the Islands thereof, to this present Time. With the Heads of several of our most Considerable Sea-Commanders ... Also, An Appendix, of the Remarkable Accidents at Sea ... Throughout the Whole All Original Papers are Printed at Large ... To which is Prefixed, A History of the Peopling of the several Parts of the World, and particularly of America ... 2 volumes, folio (417 × 267 mm). Attractively rebound in full black calf, sides panelled in gilt, green morocco labels, spines gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers. 61 engravings comprising 39 plates and 22 maps (several folding) by or after Bowen. The occasional spot or mark internally, generally clean and fresh, an excellent set. Third edition, greatly expanded from the first edition which was published as a rival publication to Churchill's Voyages, the present edition contains the fine series of maps by Bowen (rather than the Moll maps of the 1705 edition), including a printing of Tasman's original map. The modern voyages include Middleton to Hudson Bay 1741–42; Bering to the Northeast, 1725–6; Rogers's Circumnavigation, 1708–11; Roggeveen to the Pacific, 1721–33; and Lord Anson, 1740–44.

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        Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, a complete collection of voyages and travels. Consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers ... Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time

      London: printed for T. Osborne, H. Whitridge, C. Bathurst [inter alia], 1764. 2 volumes, folio. (16 x 9 3/4 inches). Titles printed in red and black. 61 engraved maps, plans and plates (15 maps folding, and 2 plates folding). Bound to style in later mottled sheep, spines gilt in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, black morocco in the fourth, the other compartments panelled in gilt, each with a large centrally-placed nautical tool. A lovely copy of the third edition of Harris's important compilation, edited by John Campbell, with Emmanuel Bowen's important map of Georgia and the first English map of Australia. The present third edition is a resetting of the second edition of 1744-1748, with identical plates and maps. Hill's comments on the second edition are therefore also relevant here: "This is the revised and enlarged version of the 1705 first edition ...[This] edition, especially prized for its maps, has been called the most complete by several authorities. Particularly valuable is the inclusion of Tasman's original map and two short articles printed on the map ... To the original extensive collection [including Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, Schouten, Hawkins, Narborough and Dampier] are added accounts completed since the first publication: Christopher Middleton to Hudson's Bay, 1741-42; Bering to the Northeast, 1725-6; Woodes Roger's circumnavigation, 1708-11; Clipperton and Shevlocke's circumnavigation, 1719-22; Roggeveen to the Pacific, 1721-33; and the various travels of Lord Anson, 1740-44" (Hill). Two of the maps are particularly interesting. The first "A Complete Map of the Southern Continent" (facing p.325 in vol.I) is the first English map of Australia. The second, titled "A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana" (facing p.323 in vol.II) covers from Charles Town to the Mississippi River and extends into Florida to Cape Canaveral. It was included as an accompaniment to the chapter "The History of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Colony of Georgia." Besides being a spectacular image, much useful information is also included, particularly the coastal settlements, Indian villages and French and English forts. A distinction is made between tribes that are friendly and hostile to the English. The trading paths and main roads are marked. The modern relevance and historical importance of this map was demonstrated when it was used in a 1981 Supreme Court case over the location of the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina at the mouth of the Savannah River. Cf. Arnot 23; Brunet III, 49; cf. Clancy 6.25; cf. Cox I,p.10; cf. Cummings 267 (the Georgia map); cf. Davidson pp.37-38; cf./ Hill (2004) 775; cf. Perry p.60 & pl.29; Sabin 30483; cf. Schilder map 87; cf. Lada-Mocarski 3.

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        Viaggi di Enrico Wanton alle Terre Incognite Australi

      Berna" [Venice],, 1764.. Four volumes, small octavo, with an engraved frontispiece and 33 plates; a most attractive set in early paper boards, speckled spines with ochre labels picked out in gilt, signed "G.T." at base of spines, a little bumped. A wonderful imaginary voyage to Australia: second, greatly extended edition, the first to include the map. The work is famous for its striking suite of engravings, which are evidently modelled on Venetian scenery; it is 'exceedingly rare and very seldom catalogued, any edition is worth adding to a collection' (Davidson).This is the 1764 "Berna" (actually Venice) edition of Seriman's extraordinary satire, notable as the first to include Seriman's continuation to the land of the Dogs, the first to include a portrait of the hero "Enricus Wanton" and, perhaps most significantly, the first to include a map (making it one of only a handful of imaginary voyages to Australia which actually chart the countryside and prominent cities of the land).Seriman (1708-84) was a Venetian from an influential Armenian merchant family. Although little information has surfaced about his life, he wrote several books, of which this is the most startlingly original. Purporting to be a translation from the English (in fact no English version has ever appeared), this work describes how Wanton escapes the dull confines of England and discovers the Southern Land after a shipwreck. Enrico and his fellow traveller Roberto venture inland and discover a highly refined society of monkeys, with all the accoutrements of European civilization. Our heroes quickly come to favour, eventually becoming Ministers of the Realm, over-indulging in coffee-houses, balls, and regular trips to the theatre. The chronicle of their excesses is beautifully realized in the suite of engravings which accompany the text.The book was first published in Venice in 1749 as a two-volume voyage to the land of the Apes, with twenty-four plates by the Swiss artist Giorgio Fossati.Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp. 44-5; Gibson, 'St. Thomas More... with a Bibliography of Utopiana', 769; White, 'Zaccaria Seriman 1709-1784', p. 142, Edition 'D'.

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      Genève: Sébastien Jorry, 1764. FIRST EDITIONS. Hardcover. 213 x 130 mm (8 3/8 x 5 1/8"). 1 p.l., [1]-53, [1]-36, [1]-107, [1] pp. Three works in one volume. FIRST EDITIONS. ELEGANT 19TH CENTURY DARK GREEN CRUSHED MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY CHAMBOLLE-DURU (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with a gilt French fillet border, raised bands, spine gilt in double-ruled compartments with elegant curling floral cornerpieces and large tulip centerpiece, densely gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. WITH NINE IMMENSELY CHARMING ENGRAVED HEAD- AND TAILPIECE VIGNETTES AS WELL AS FIVE ENGRAVED PLATES, ALL BY CHARLES EISEN. A Large Paper Copy. Front pastedown with engraved bookplate of Gilbert Devilliers. Cohen-de Ricci, pp. 312, 796-97. A MAGNIFICENT COPY with only the most trivial imperfections, the binding unworn and especially lustrous, the text and plates entirely fresh and clean, the margins very spacious, and the impressions of the plates particularly rich. This collection of light and occasionally racy verse was written by two notoriously rakish and dandified poets whose works were so in sympathy with one another that there is often confusion as to which one is the author of a particular piece. Of the three separately published works, the first one, described by Cohen-de Ricci as a "charming volume very elegantly illustrated," is attibuted to both men by the Bibliothèque Nationale, the general opinion being that the first poem, an account of a journey through the Loire Valley, is by Dorat, while the replying "Letter to My Friends" is by Pezay. The second work--poems in the form of letters to Alcibiades, Venus, and a "Former Mistress"--is usually (though not always) attributed to Pezay. The third work is generally acknowledged to be by Dorat; it contains the two "moral fables" entitled "Les Dévirgineurs" (the "Deflowerers") and "Combabus," as well as the prose tale of the libertine Floricourt. The second of the two "moral fables" is especially praised by Cohen-de Ricci for the "great beauty" of its engravings. A former musketeer, the Chevalier Claude-Joseph Dorat (1734-80) was known for his plays and airy verse but was more prolific (no fewer than 17 pages in Cohen-de Ricci are filled with citations for his works) than profound (for more about him, see item #81 above). Alexandre Fre´de´ric Jacques de Masson Pezay (1741-77), a commoner who bestowed the title "Marquis" upon himself, was a courtier whose best-known work is "Zélis au bain" ("Delia Bathing"). But despite the frivolity attached to him, Pezay had a serious side, as his scholarly books on maps and geography suggest. Apart from the handsome binding here, the chief attraction of the present volume is the celebrated illustrations, combining Rococo and Neoclassical elements, done by the poets' fellow libertine Charles Eisen. Bryan says that Eisen (1720-78), court painter to Louis XV and drawing master to Madame de Pompadour, had a hand in "almost all the important [illustrated] books published in France in his time." His "exquisite plates [are] engraved with a light point and with striking originality." He "took his inspirations direct from nature, but add[ed] something of the ideal, after the manner of Watteau and Boucher." The binding here is a perfect example of the kind of beautifully done French classical work produced for an extended period under the name of Chambolle. A rough contemporary of, and certainly the equal in technique to, binders like Trautz, Marius Michel Père, Lortic, and Cuzin, the elder Chambolle served his apprenticeship under Hippolyte Duru and later formed a partnership with him, as is clear from the stamped signature on our volume. Chambolle's son continued the business when his father retired in 1898, and in her "Modern Bookbindings," Sarah Prideaux says of her contemporary, "Chambolle most worthily continues the traditions associated with the name of his father. . . . To him are confided the classics of former times, which he clothes in the styles appropriate to them, keeping to a simplicity of ornamentation which reveals great taste and feeling for composition." The three works contained in our lovely volume are all seen only infrequently in the marketplace.

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        Voyage Autour Du Monde, Fait Dans Les Annees 1740, 41, 42, 43 & 44

      Paris: Compagnie des Libraries, 1764. Leather Bound. Very Good. Volumes 1, 2 and 4 of a 4 volume set. 16mo. Charts and tables are complete and in excellent condition. Clean, unmarked pages. Good bindings and covers. 6 compartments and 5 spine bands engraved with gold gilt. Some rubbing and wear on the covers, especially down hinges and extremities. See our pictures.<br><br> Tome I: [41], 268, [2] pp. <br><br> Tome II: [3], 194, [2] pp. <br><br> Tome IV: [2], 300, [30] pp. <br><br> These volumes detail the voyages of famed British Admiral George Anson during the War of Jenkins&#39; Ear (1739-1748). Dispatched with a poorly equipped squadron of six warships to attack Spanish holdings in the Americas, Anson succeeding in circumnavigating the globe. Along the way his squadron was reduced to one ship, he captured a port in Peru and a Spanish treasure galleon with over a million pieces of gold, and even briefly visited the Chinese port of Macau. The journey propelled Anson into the Peerage and a career in the Admiralty in which he was responsible for naval reforms that still have an impact in the modern day. This is the French translation, published two years after Admiral Anson&#39;s death. Included in the tomes are a vast series of charts and maps related to the journey.<br><br><br><br>Volume 1 (9 fold out maps and illustrations)<br><br>Tom I. Pag 1. (Map) - Carte dans laquelle on voit la route que le Centurion a tenu dans le voiage au tour du monde. (Map where we see the route held by the Centurion on her voyage around the world.)<br><br>Tom I. Pag 107. (Illustrations) - Vue de la Cote du N. E. de lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Isle de Ste Catherine sur la Cote de Bresil. (View of the coast of the N. E. Isle of St. Catherine on the coast of Brazil.) Vue de lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Entree Septentrionale du Port de Ste Catherine. (View of the northern entrance of the Port of St. Catherine.)<br><br>Tom I. Pag 152. (Illustrations) - CAP BLANC sur la Cote des PATAGONS, restant au S. 0. a 5. Lieues de distance. (WHITE CAP on the Patagonian Coast, staying at S. 0. to 5. Miles away.) CAP BLANC, restant au S. O. Ã&#130;½ 0. a 4. Lieues de distance. (WHITE CAP, S. remaining 0. Ã&#130;½ W to 4. Miles away.)<br><br>Tom I. Pag 158. (Illustrations) - Vue de la Terre des PATAGONS, un peu au Nord du PORT S. JULIEN. (View of the land of Patagonia, a little north of Port St. Julian.) Vue de la BAYE St. JULIEN, WOODââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢S MOUNT restant a lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢0 s. 0. Ã&#130;½. S. et le PORT ou lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Embouchure de la Riviere au S. 0. a dix milles de distance. (View from the bay of St. JULIAN, WOOD&#39;S MOUNT remaining 0 to. 0. Ã&#130;½. S. and the port or the mouth of the river S. 0. to ten miles away.)<br><br>Tom 1. Pag. 174. (Map) - PLAN DU HAVRE DE ST. JULIEN, SITUE SUR LA COTE DES PATAGONS. Par 49d. 30ââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢. de Latitude Australe, et par 286d. 53ââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢. 45ââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢. de Longitude a compter du Meridien de Paris. (MAP OF PORT ST. JULIAN, LOCATED ON THE SIDE OF PATAGONIA. By 49d. 30 &#39;. Southern Latitude, and 286d. 53 &#39;. 45 &#39;. longitude from the meridian of Paris.)<br><br>Tom I. Pag. 175. (Illustrations) - Vue de la RIVIERE de St. JULIEN comme ele paroit de basse Maree en regardant vers le haut de la Riviere. (View of the river St. JULIAN drawn at low tide looking up the river.) Vue du PORT Ste. JULIEN en regardant vers le bas de la Riviere en lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Ile de BONNE JUSTICE, Jusquââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢a lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢embouchure de la Riviere. (View of Port St.JULIAN, looking down the River at the Island of GOOD JUSTICE, Up to the mouth of the River.)<br><br>Tom I. Pag. 183. (Illustrations) - Cap de la VIERGE MARIE a lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Entree du DETROIT DE MAGELLAN. (Cape of the Virgin Mary at the entrance of the Strait of Magellan.) Vue dââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢une Partie de la Cote du N. E. de la TERRE DE FEU a lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Entree du DETROIT DE LA MAIRE. (View of part of the coast N. E. of Tierra del Fuego from the entrance to the STRAIT OF LE MAIRE.)<br><br>Tom I. Pag. 185. (Illustrations) - Vue du DETROIT DE LA MAIRE, entre la TERRE DE FEU et celle DES ETATS. (Viewing the STRAIT OF LE MAIRE, between Tierra del Fuego and Staten Island.) Vue de la Cote Occidentale de la TERRE DES ETATS. (View from the west coast of Staten Island.)<br><br>Tom I. Pag. 245. (Map) - Carte de la Partie Meridionale de Amerique Meridionale Avec la Route de Centurion depuis lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Ile Ste. Catherine. Jusquââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢a lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Ile de Juan Fernandes. les Sondes et les Variations de lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Aiguille observees dans celte Route et lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢erreur dans lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢estime causee parla violence des courans. (Map of the southern part of South America with the route of the Centurion from the Isle of St. Catherine. until the Isle of Juan Fernandez. Probes and Variations of the Needle observed in this route and the error in the estimation CAUSED by violence of the currents.)<br><br><br><br>Volume 2 (8 fold out maps and illustrations)<br><br>Tom II. Pag. 15. (Map) - PLAN DE ISLE DE JUAN FERNANDEZ dans la Mer du Sud par les 33d. 40m. de Latitude du Sud et 110. Lieues a lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢ouest du continent of Chili. (PLAN OF JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND in the South Sea by the 33d. 40m. South Latitude and 110. Leagues west of the continent of Chile.)<br><br>Tom II. Pag. 15. (Illustrations) - Vue du cote Orientale de lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Ile de Juan Fernandes. (View of the east coast of the island of Juan Fernandez.) Vue de la BAYE DE CUMBERLAND dans lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Ile de JUAN FERNANDES. (View from the BAY OF CUMBERLAND in the island of Juan Fernandez.)<br><br>Tom II. Pag. 15. (Map) - Vue du cote du nord est de lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Isle de Juan Fernandez dans la mer du sud. (View from the northeast coast of the island of Juan Fernandez in the South Sea.)<br><br>Tom II. Pag. 28. (Illustration) - Vue de la Place de JUAN FERNANDES, ou le Chef dââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Escadre avoit sa Tente. (View of the Plaza de Juan Fernandez, where the commodore had his tent.)<br><br>Tom II. Pag. 77. (Map) - PLAN Dââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢UNE BAYE ET Dââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢UN HAVRE. Sur la Cote du Chili dans la Mer du Sud. Dicouverte par la Flutte lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Anne qui servoit de Magazin a lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Escadre de Mr. Anson en 1741. (MAP OF BAY AND HARBOUR. On the coast of Chile in the South Sea. Discovered by the Anna, which served as store ship in the fleet of Mr. Anson in 1741.)<br><br>Tom II. Pag 114. (Illustrations) - Vue de la Cote du N. E. de MASA-FUERO. (View of the N. E. coast of the MASA-FUERO.) Vue de la Cote Occidentale de MASA-FUERO a la distance de 4 milles. (View of the western coast of MASA-FUERO at a distance of 4 miles.)<br><br>Tom II. Pag 136. (Illustrations) - Batiment leger des isles des larrons. (Light vessel of the Isles of thieves.)<br><br>Tom II. Pag 141. (Illustrations) - Le Rocher le plus occidental de LEMA. A. Le grand LARRONS. (The most westerly rocks of LIMA. A. The great thieves.) ILES DE LEMA ( LIMA ISLANDS)<br><br><br><br>Volume 4 (7 fold out maps and illustrations)<br><br>Tom IV. Pag. 27. (Illustrations) - Vue de deux des Iles des LARRONS. (View of two of the Isles of Thieves.) Vue de la Cote du N. O. de SAYPAN une des Iles des Larrons. (View of the Coast of the N. O. Saypan, one of the Isles of Thieves.)<br><br>Tom IV. Pag. 28. (Illustrations) - Vue de lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Aiguade de lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Ile de TINIAN. (View of the waters of the island of Tinian.)<br><br>Tom IV. Pag. 57. (Illustrations) - Le Cote de Sud-Ouest de lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Ile de TINIAN. (The South-West coast of the island of Tinian). Vue de la Rade de TINIAN, ou le CENTURION fit de lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢eau. (View from the Bay of Tinian, of CENTURION on the water.)<br><br>Tom IV. Pag. 107. (Illustration) - Vue du CAP ESPIRITU SANTO dans lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢Ile de SAMA a 12ââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢. 40ââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢. de Latitude Septentrionale restant a lââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢0. s. 0. a six lieues de distance. Cââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢est la que le-Vaisseau du Roy le CENTURION Combatit et pris le Galion nomme Nuestra Senora de Cabadonga a son retour Dââ&#130;¬â&#132;¢ACAPULCO a MANILLE. (View of the Cape of the Holy Spirit, the Isle of SAMA 12 &#39;. 40 &#39;. Northern Latitude which is 0. s. 0. six miles away. That is when the King&#39;s Ship-CENTURION fought and captured the galleon Nuestra Senora de Cabadonga upon its return from Acapulco to Manila.)<br><br>Tom IV. Pag. 223. (Map) - Carte de la Mer du Sud on Mer Pacifique. (Map of the South Sea on the Pacific Ocean.)<br><br>Tom IV. Pag. 223. (Map) - Marque la Route du Galion Nuestra Seignora de Cabadonga de Manille a Acapulco. (The route taken by the galleon Nuestra Seignor de Cabadonga from Manila to Acapulco.)<br><br>Tom IV. Pag. 293. (Map) - Vaisseaux Chinois. (Chinese vessels.)

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        Contes et nouvelles.

      A Amsterdam 1764 - - A Amsterdam, S.n. _1764, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm), relié. - Edition originale. La première et la plus belle de toutes les contrefaçons réalisées de la très célèbre édition des Fermiers Généraux, et le chef-d'oeuvre de Eisen. Elle est superbement illustrée de 80 figures par Eisen (40 par tome sur papier fort), regravées pour la circonstance par Boilly (certaines ne sont pas signées). 60 culs-de-lampe, certains copiés sur ceux de Choffard. L'édition est également orné d'un portrait de La Fontaine par Rigaud gravé par Savart, 2 fleurons de titre, l'un signé par C. Boily, 2 vignettes tirées à part, 1 vignette en tête de chaque volume. Pleine basane blonde marbrée fin XIXe, élégant pastiche d'une reliure XVIIIe. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin brun avec roulettes. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Deux légers manques le long du mors supérieur du tome I (frotté). Mors supérieur du tome II en partie fendu. Une fente en tête du tome I. Un manque sur le plat supérieur du tome II. Coins du tome II émoussés. Quelques piqûres éparses. certaines gravures possèdent une ombre brune en marge, en raison des serpentes, qui ont été ôtées. Malgré les quelques défauts de la reliure, bon exemplaire, au tirage bien ancré. Alors qu'au XVIIe, on goûta plutôt les fables de La Fontaine, et que c'est par elles également que l'auteur a intégré notre panthéon littéraire, il n'en fut pas de même au XVIIIe, si ce n'est l'inverse ; c'est à dire qu'on plaçait au-dessus des Fables, les Contes et Nouvelles en vers, l'édition des Fermiers Généraux en porte un témoignage éloquent. Le XIXe remisa à son tour les Contes dans l'ombre par pudibonderie. En effet, la légèreté, le libertinage,la grivoiserie, parfois l"indécence trouvèrent au XVIIIe un accueil fertile. On se demande aujourd'hui par quelle bizarrerie Les contes ne sont pas aussi lus que la fables. Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe & Livres à Figures . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2070 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Houfe-Keeper's Pocket-book, and Compleat Family Cook containing above twelve hundred curious and uncommon receipts in cookery, preserving, candying, pastry, pickling, collaring etc..: 8th Ed.;

      London, C & R Warf, 1764.. HARDBACK, full-calf, expertly rebacked with new spine, raised bands on spine and gilt lettering on red spine label, pages: [vi], 5-216, 36, [viii] - index, [xxiv] - 'useful tables', all edges speckled, some text-figs., 100mm x 164mm (4" x 6.5"), former owners details on title-page and contents page, covers a little cracked at edges, small non-active worm holes at bottom of last 8 pages of tables, some very occasional light spots, otherwise a very fine, clean copy. From the S A Baldwin Bee Library. British Bee Books No. 89.

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        A Concert [Pl. 7]

      London: Published by John Boydell, 1764. Engraving, printed on laid paper. Excellent condition. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 inches. 19 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches. A beautifully rendered print thought to have been after a painting by Caravaggio in the Duke of Devonshire&#39;s collection. This plate is from John Boydell&#39;s "Collection of Prints, Engraved from the most Capital Paintings in England." An ambitious and voluminous work, Collection of Prints helped establish Boydell&#39;s position as one of the leading London publishers of his time. It was comprised of plates engraved by artists including Chambars, Francis Ravenet, Anthony Walker, and William Woollett after Old Master paintings in various important English collections. Although primarily sold by subscription (prestigious subscribers included the King and the Princess Dowager), individual prints were available at higher prices. The first of the publication&#39;s nine volumes was issued in 1769. One of the most influential figures in the history of English printmaking, John Boydell was instrumental in re-establishing England&#39;s flagging reputation as a creative nucleus of printmaking. He was not only an accomplished engraver and an industrious publisher, but also a print seller who came to dominate the English print trade. He is probably best known as the originator of the Shakespeare Gallery, which made him one of the most successful print-sellers of his time. Trained in Dublin and Paris, the Irish engraver Thomas Chambars (c. 1724 - 1789 (?)) was appointed an associate at the Royal Academy in 1770 and exhibited his works at the Society of Artists between 1761 and 1773. He contributed several plates for Boydell. This wonderful evocation of the joy of music (and wine) had been thought to be after a painting by Caravaggio. The painting, which is still at Chatsworth, is now attributed to Valentin de Boulogne (1594-1632), greatly influenced by Caravaggio, as nearly every European painter of the age was. It is thought to have been painted about 1616. Cf. Clayton, The English Print, pp. 177-180 & 115-116; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 3, p. 452.

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