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        Viaggi di Enrico Wanton alle terre incognite australi, ed ai regni delle scimie, e de' cinocefali. Nuovamente tradotti da un manoscritto inglese.

      s.n. 1764 4 voll. in 8° picc.; piena pergamena coeva con tit. su tasselli ai dorsi pp. XXI-(1)-472 + 619-(1) + 648 + 646; con XXXII tavv. f.t. in b/n più una carta geogr. ripiegata raffigurante la Provincia dei Filosofi. Manca ritratto originale di Wanton in antiporta (ma si acclude fedele copia su carta settecentesca). Noto racconto di viaggio fantastico in risposta caricaturale a Swift, dove i Regni sono naturalmente Venezia e i suoi più illustri rappresentanti del tempo. Rarissime, insignificanti fioriture in esemplare freschissimo e compatto, bello.

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        PHILOSOPHIE RURALE, OU ECONOMIE GENERALE ET POLITIQUE DE L'' AGRICOLTURE, REDUITE A L'' ORDRE IMMUABLE DES LOIS PHYSIQUES ET MORALES, QUI ASSURENT LA PROSPERITE' DES EMPIRES AMSTERDAM (PARIS), LIBRAIRES ASSOCIES. 1764 1764

      AMSTERDAM (PARIS), LIBRAIRES ASSOCIES. 1764 1764 IN- 12°, 3 VOLUMI, PIENA PELLE MARMORIZZATA DELL' EPOCA, DORSO A NERVI DECORATO IN ORO. XIVIII, 420, (7) PP., 1 TABELLA RIPIEGATA F.T..; (IV), 360, 365-378 (=374), 5 PP. , 2 TABELLE RIPIEGATE F.T. ; (IV), 325 , (9) PP. 1 TABELLA RIPIEGATA F.T. UN ERRORE DI PAGINAZIONE NEL VOL. II, MA SEGNATURA REGOLARE E TESTO ASSOLUTAMENTE COMPLETO. INSIGNIFICANTI, LIEVI ALONI DI UMIDITÀ, CHE NULLA TOLGONO ALLA NITIDEZZA DELL' ESEMPLARE. PREGEVOLE EDIZIONE, PUBLICATA UN ANNO DOPO L' ORIGINALE E DIVENUTA RARA, DI QUEST' OPERA RICERCATISSIMA. IL MIRABEAU, DISCEPOLO DEL QUESNAY ED UNO DEI PIÙ IMPORTANTI SOSTENITORI DELLA SCUOLA FISIOCRATICA, SCRISSE QUEST' OPERA IN COLLABORAZIONE COL MAESTRO, DEL QUALE AGGIUNSE LE TRE TAVOLE SINOTTICHE DEL TABLEAU ÉCONOMIQUE, PER ESPANDERE E DIFFONDERE LE IDEE DELLA NUOVA DOTTRINA. "IT IS THE MOST COMPLETE AND COMPACT ACCOUNT OF PHYSIOCRATIC VIEWS, FOR WHICH THE READER IS REFERRED TO THE ARTICLE PHYSIOCRATS, AND OWED A GOOD DEAL TO QUESNAY, BY WHOM THE WHOLE OF THE SEVEN CHAPTER WAS WRITTEN" (PALGRAVE, II, P. 777). HIGGS, 3124. KRESS, 6208 (INCOMPLETO). GOLDSMITH, 9946. WEULERSSE, LE MOUVEMENT PHYSIOCRATIQUE EN FRANCE, I, PP. 84-86. HIGGS, THE PHYSIOCRATS, P. 57. IL PRIMO LIBRO DI TESTO DELL' ORTODOSSIA FISIOCRATICA (SCHUMPETER)

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        Exposé succint de la Contestation qui s'est élevée entre M. Hume et M. Rousseau, avec les pièces justificatives. A Londres, 1766. RELIE AVEC (à la suite): 2). RAPPORTEUR (Le) de Bonne-Foi, ou Examen sans partialité et sans prétention du différend survenu entre M. Hume et M. Rousseau de Genève. S.l.n.d. (1766). 3). VOLTAIRE. Le Docteur Pansophe, ou Lettres de Monsieur de Voltaire. A Londres, 1766. 4). PRECIS pour M. J. J. Rousseau, en réponse à l'Exposé succint de M. Hume: suivi d'une lettre de Madame D*** à l'auteur de la Justification de M. Rousseau. S.l., 1767. 5). [ LACROIX (Pierre Firmin de). Jean-Jacques Rousseau, à Jean-François de Montillet, Archevêque et Seigneur d'Auch, s.l.n.d. (1764).

      - Ensemble de 5 ouvrages en 1 volume in-12. 1). XIV. 127pp. 2). 45pp. (1f.blanc). 3). 44pp. 4). 1f. 88pp. 31pp. 5). 29pp. Plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque, manque la pièce de titre). Intéressant recueil réunissant quelques-uns des principaux ouvrages publiés autour de la rupture de Hume et de Rousseau. Ce dernier, poursuivi par la censure sur le continent, était venu s'installer en Angleterre à l'invitation du célèbre philosophe écossais mais la discorde n'avait pas tardé à naître entre les deux hommes. 1). Edition Originale, publiée en français par Suard d'après le manuscrit anglais de Hume. L'édition anglaise "retraduite" du français, parut quelques mois plus tard. Cet ouvrage de Hume contient la version du philosophe écossais sur sa brouille avec Rousseau. Excédé et blessé par la conduite de Rousseau, Hume laissa publier ce texte afin de mettre sous les yeux du public tous les éléments du dossier et résolut de ne plus répondre aux attaques de Rousseau. Ce volume contient les lettres de Rousseau à Hume, les réponses de celui-ci, les lettres de Rousseau à Clairault, au St. James Chronicle, au Général Conway, la Déclaration adressée par D'Alembert aux Editeurs, etc. 2). Edition Originale. Opuscule anonyme, signé de "T. Verax" qui commente l'ouvrage précédent en prenant la défense de Rousseau. Très rare. 3). Edition Originale. Cette critique mordante du philosophe de Genève fut écrite par Voltaire pendant le séjour en Angleterre de Rousseau, qui disait à son propos que "le noble objet de ce spirituel ouvrage est de m’attirer le mépris et la haine de ceux chez qui je me suis réfugié". Bien que Voltaire ait toujours nié être l'auteur du pamphlet, ses contemporains furent unanimes à le lui attribuer, de même que les bibliographes. La deuxième lettre est due au littérateur lyonnais ami de Voltaire et adversaire de Rousseau, Charles Borde. 4). Edition Originale. Mémoire écrit en défense de Rousseau et contenant, avec une pagination séparée, une lettre anonyme en sa faveur écrite par Madame Marie-Anne La Tour de Franqueville (1730-1789). 5). Edition Originale de cet ouvrage apocryphe de Rousseau, composé en réalité par le littérateur toulousain Pierre-Firmin La Croix (1732-1786). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philosophie rurale, ou Economie générale et politique de l'' agricolture, réduite a l'' ordre immuable des lois physiques et morales, qui assurent la prospérité des empires

      Amsterdam (Paris), Libraires Associés. 1764 - In- 12°, 3 volumi, piena pelle marmorizzata dell' epoca, dorso a nervi decorato in oro. xIviii, 420, (7) pp., 1 tabella ripiegata f.t.; (iv), 360, 365-378 (=374), 5 pp. , 2 tabelle ripiegate f.t. ; (iv), 325 , (9) pp. 1 tabella ripiegata f.t. Un errore di paginazione nel vol. II, ma segnatura regolare e testo assolutamente completo. Insignificanti, lievi aloni di umidità, che nulla tolgono alla nitidezza dell' esemplare. Pregevole edizione, publicata un anno dopo l' originale e divenuta rara, di quest' opera ricercatissima. Il Mirabeau, discepolo del Quesnay ed uno dei più importanti sostenitori della scuola fisiocratica, scrisse quest' opera in collaborazione col maestro, del quale aggiunse le tre tavole sinottiche del Tableau économique, per espandere e diffondere le idee della nuova dottrina. "It is the most complete and compact account of physiocratic views, for which the reader is referred to the article Physiocrats, and owed a good deal to Quesnay, by whom the whole of the seven chapter was written" (Palgrave, II, p. 777). Higgs, 3124. Kress, 6208 (incompleto). Goldsmith, 9946. Weulersse, Le mouvement physiocratique en France, I, pp. 84-86. Higgs, The Physiocrats, p. 57. Il primo libro di testo dell' ortodossia fisiocratica (Schumpeter) www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals, Quadrupeds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects, etc. , Exhibited in Two Hundred and Ten Copper-Plates. [With:] Gleanings of Natural History, Exhibiting Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants. etc -

      London: Printed for the Author, at the Royal College of Physicians, 1743; 1747; 1750; 1751; 1758; 1760; 1764 - "Though issued separately, they [Natural History and Gleanings] are considered as one and either must rank as imperfect without the other - At its date of issue the Natural History and Gleanings was one of the most important of all bird Books, both as a Fine Bird Book and a work of Ornithology. It is still high on each list -" (Sitwell). Of these 362 exquisitely colored plates, 318 are of birds, whith a few of insects, mammals, plants, etc. A BEAUTIFUL SET OF ONE OF THE GREAT BIRD BOOKS First edition. 7 vols., 4to. 362 hand-colored engravings, sequentially numbered across both works, each engraving with facing letterpress description. Text in English and French. Full late 18th-century blue crushed morocco gilt. Occasional light offsetting of plates to text, plates generally quite clean, some scattered light foxing to text, overall a beautiful set in this fine near-contemporary binding. Nissen 286-88; Wood, p. 329; Sitwell, p. 93 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Architecture Moderne, ou l'Art de bien bâtir pour toutes sortes de personnes. (2 Volumes)

      Paris.: Chez L'Auteur, Libraire du Génie & de l'Artillerie, rue Dauphine, à l'Image Notre-Dame., 1764 Tome Premier: Frontispice - [xxvi] - 554 pages, 21 planches dépliantes; Tome Second: Frontispice - [viii] - 180 pages, 131 planches, la majorité dépliante. COMPLET. Quelques légères rousseurs éparses, autrement les pages intérieures et les planches sont en très bonne condition. Reliures usées aux bords et coins mais encore très solide. TRÈS RARE. Photos disponibles sur demande. // First Tome: Frontispiece - [xxvi] - 554 pages, 21 folding plates; Second Tome: Frontispiece - [viii] - 180 plates, 131 plates, most folding. COMPLETE. Some light foxing to a few pages, otherwise inside pages and the plates are in very good condition, unmarked. Binding are rubbed at the edges, but still solid. VERY RARE. Photos available upon request.

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        Svar paa det Spørsmaal: Hvorfor var en Guddommelig Forløsere nødvendig for det Menneskelige Kiøn? Orig. udgave.

      1764 1764 - Kbhvn.: L.L. Heiden 1764. Med kobberstukket titelvignet. (16) + 78 s. Indb. ubeskåret i nyere priv. papirbd. med skindtitelfelt. Med Johan Rohdes navnetræk. * Ewalds første bog. Dumreicher s. 9, Bibl. Dan. I, 201.

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        The Works.

      In Six Volumes Complete. With his last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements; together with All his Notes, as they were delivered to the Editor a little before his Death: Printed verbatim from the Octavo Edition of Mr. Warburton. 6 vols. London: Bathurst and others 1764. With 24 engravings. Small 8vo. Full leather with title in different colour. Some leaves weakly browning, som torn. Name on free endpaper in first volume

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        De Morbis Navigantium, Liber unus. Accedit Observatio de effectu extracti Cicutae Storkiana in Cancro. [Printer's device]

      Leiden,: Theodor Haak,, 1764.. [viii], 338, [ii], [ii, blank] pp. 8vo (13 x 21,5 c.). Contemporary marbled calf, spine with 5 raised bands; in compartments gilt decorated with floral motives (top of front joint slightly damaged; marbled end-papers, red edges. With several woodcut headers, footers and initials. BMN. I, 200.First edition, very rare. A considerably expanded edition of author's thesis (Leiden, 1762). Rouppe travelled much in the West-Indies as a naval physician for the Dutch West Indische Companie. The text is based on author's own observations and experiences, including sanitation and sanitary measures, venereal diseases, fevers, cancers etc. An important part (pp. 90-212) deals with scurvy. One of the last parts, "de morbus in portubus" is of particularly interest. This work is often considered the best 18th century treatise on naval medicine, and was translated into English and German. -- (Owing to the quality of the paper, text lightly browned as in all copies. Copy with the bookplate of G.J.B. Ducos).

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        De morbis navigantium....

      Theodor Haak 1764 Woodcut decorations throughout. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine; interior with light browning. First edition of this outstanding treatise devoted to diseases incident to mariners. Rouppe (1729-80), naval physician and surgeon, describes the conditions, environmental and otherwise, in which mariners are particularly susceptible (both on board ship and in port). In addition to a section on sanitation and sanitary measures, he covers scurvy and venereal diseases, and treats a variety of fevers, epilepsy, rheumatism, diarrhea and cancers.

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        Forelæsninger over Statik og Hydrodynamik med Maskin-Væsenets Theorier som den 2. Deel af Forelæsningerne over Mekaniken.

      Sorøe 1764. Med 47 udfoldelige plancher. [14] + 1000 + [2] s. Helt rent eksemplar med bred margin indbundet i samtidigt helskind med farvet titelfelt og rig gulddekoration på ryggen. Papirlabel påsat nederst på ryggen.. 1763 udkom første bind: Forelæsninger over Mekanik, med hosføiede Tillæg.Norskfødt professor i matematik og filosofi ved Sorø Akademi (1746). Udgav på kongelig opfordring 1763 sit hovedværk: Forelæsninger over Mekanik (Dynamik), og det følgende år 2. del: Forelæsninger over Statik og Hydrodynamik med Maskinvæsenets Theorier, et arbejde, der viser forfatteren som en dygtig fremstiller og som grundig hjemme i al sin tids matematik og fysik

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        Manuel des Champs

      Paris - Lottin le Jeune, 1764 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce,first edition of this guide to country life being an informative and amusing select collection of all that is useful and necessary to live with ease in the countryside. First edition. In French. Written by Chanvalon who wasa Frencha priestwho died in 1763. He devoted himself to the study of botany and agriculture, and published the result of his observations in a book, Manuel des champs. The two editions of 1764 and 1765 are the only ones tobear the name of the author, who disappeared from later editions. He wanted to providea handbook that wasboth useful and practical. The first part concerns gardens; the second part fields, meadows and woods, and contains several chapters on the vine and wine, beer, cider, mead and other drinks, as well as on hunting and fishing; the third part deals with pets, farmyard, from bee keeping and sericulture; and the fourth partis devoted to cooking and baking, with many recipes of cakes, jams, liqueurs and ratafiats. With previous owner's ink inscriptions to front and rear blanks and several leaflets inserted with slip addressed to the owner. Also with various foliage inserted, some attached to a slip dated 'Mai 1930'. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, sound but with some wear and marks to boards, slight evidence of past worming to rear joint and backstrip and rear joint starting. Hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright but with occasional marginal tidemarks the odd spot and handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Ville de Manathe ou Nouvelle-Yorc

      Jacques Nicolas Bellin, Paris 1764 - Fantastic early map of New York City. Details the fortress and city walls, streets and lots. A numbered key corresponds to notable buildings such as the governor's house and the armory. Based on a manuscript map by J.B.L. Franquelin of 1693, created during the French and Indian War. The focus on military function and details evokes the threat of attack by the French on the English, and is thought to have been reported by a spy (possibly John Reaux). Bellin reproduced the map 70 years later, although it was an outdated depiction of the city. Newer sources were simply unavailable. See Augustyn and Cohen, 50. Small chip to lower right, very light staining to margins. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office). Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 21 7/8" x 34 7/8".

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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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        Histoire de la Maison de Montmorenci.

      Chez Desaint & Saillant et Duchesne 1764 - - Chez Desaint & Saillant et Duchesne, A Paris _1764, 5 volumes in-12 (10x17cm), (6) 408pp. et (4) 448pp. et (4) 464pp. et (4) iii ; 444pp. et (4) 442pp. (2), relié. - Edition originale. Plein veau blond d'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin blond et citron. Toutes tranches mouchetées rouges. Coiffe de tête du second volume élimée. Dos des troisième et cinquième volumes présentant des travaux de vers. Galeries de vers ne portant pas atteinte au texte dans les deuxième, troisième et dernier volumes. La maison de Montmorency fut une des plus prestigieuses familles de la noblesse française et qui donna à la France plusieurs connétables dont le plus illustre, le prince de la Renaissance : Anne de Montmorency. Les cinq volumes se répartissent comme suit : Le premier volume est dédié à une généalogie et une chronologie des Montmorency depuis 960 jusqu'en 1531, peu avant que Anne ne devienne Connétable, c'est à dire la plus faute fonction après le roi. Le second tome contient la vie de Anne et celle de François, maréchal de France, depuis 1494 jusqu'en 1579. Le troisième tome est occupé par plusieurs biographies, Henri, Connétable de France; Charles Duc d'Amville, grand Amiral de France; & celle de Henri II, Duc de Montmorenci, depuis 1547 jusqu'en 1632. Les quatrième et cinquième tome contiennent la vie de François-Henri de Montmorenci, Maréchal Duc de Luxembourg, depuis 1628 jusqu'en 1695. C'est dans le premier volume qu'on trouvera l'histoire générale des Montmorency, notamment sur le moyen-âge où les Montmorency oeuvrèrent avec éclat, mais l'ouvrage de Desormeaux ne prétend pas à l'exhaustivité, celui-ci ayant opéré des choix, notamment biographiques ; Cependant l'oeuvre, d'une grande qualité, est sans aucun doute le meilleur qui ait été consacré à cette illustre famille qui se confond si bien avec celle de la France ; on raconte ainsi cette anecdote que lorsqu’en 1764 la duchesse de Montmorency présenta l’ouvrage de Désormeaux à Louis XV, en demandant : « Sa Majesté connait-elle l’histoire de la maison de Montmorency ? » le Roi lui répondit : « Madame, je connais l’histoire de France. » (6) 408pp. et (4) 448pp. et (4) 464pp. et (4) iii ; 444pp. et (4) 442pp. (2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Oeuvres philosophiques de M. D. Hume traduits de l'anglois. 6 tomes en 5 volumes

      David Wilson, Londres 1764 - 5 volumes in-12 plein veau blond marbré d'époque. Dos ornés de double filets, fers floraux dorés ; pièces de titre rouges. Tranches marbrées. Roulettes en coupes. Tome 1 : XL-151pp. Contenant "les huit premiers essais sur l'entendement humain".Coiffe de queue manquante. Tome 2 : 158pp. "Contenant les quatre derniers essais sur l'entendement humain et les quatre philosophes". Tomes 3 & 4 : 226pp. Contenant l"'Histoire naturelle de la religion" & "Les dissertations sur les passions, sur la tragédie et sur la règle du goût". Tome 5 : 222pp. Contenant "Les recherches sur les principes de la morale". Tome 6 : 288pp. Contenant : "Les essais moraux et politiques". Intérieurs très purs. Très bel ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        TRATADO SOBRE AS PARTIDAS DOBRADAS.

      - Por meyo da qual podem aprender a arrumar as contas nos Livros, e conhecer delles todos os Curiozos impossibilitados de cultivar as Aulas desta importantíssima Ciencia &c. TURIN. Na Officina de Diego Joze’ Avondo Impressor de Eminentiss. Senhor Cardial Arcebispo, e da Illustrissima Cidade. MDCCLXIV. [Turim, 1764]. In 8º gr. (de 20x13 cm). Com 157 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com restauro da lombada. Corte das folhas carminado. Exemplar com vestígios de trabalho de traça na folha de rosto e nas páginas iniciais e finais, afectando levemente a mancha tipográfica. Rara 1ª edição desta obra (que Inocêncio mencionou, mas não viu o exemplar) sobre a técnica contabilística clássica das partidas dobradas. INOCÊNCIO VII, 384: 'TRATADO SOBRE AS PARTIDAS DOBRADAS, por meio do qual podem aprender a arrumar as contas nos livros, e conhecer d'ellas todos os curiosos impossibilitados de cultivar as aulas d'esta importantissima sciencia etc. Turim 1764. 8.º? - Segunda edição correcta e emendada. Lisboa, na Offic. de Simão Thaddeo Ferreira 1792. 8.º de 200 pag. O mesmo editor d'esta segunda edição o foi tambem do Diccionario das moedas, etc., que descrevi no tomo II, n.º D, 77'. Location/localizacao: 3-A3-C-19

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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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        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 [ ]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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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