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        Voyages from Asia to America

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

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

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

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        Astronomie

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

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

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

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        Essays on Husbandry: 1st Ed.;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Emile, Du L'education (4 Volume set)

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

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        THE HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF THE CANARY ISLANDS

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

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

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

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

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

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        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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        A PRONOUNCING AND SPELLING DICTIONARY, WHEREIN, BY A NEW AND SUFFICIENT METHOD, THE PROPER SOUNDS OF ENGLISH WORDS ARE EXACTLY ASCERTAINED

      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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        LE POT-POURRI, E´PITRE A` QUI ON VOUDRA; SUIVIE D'UNE AUTRE E´PITRE. [bound with] PEZAY. LETTRE D'ALCIBIADE À GLICERE, BOUQUETIERE D'ATHE´NES, SUIVIE D'UNE LETTRE DE VENUS A PÂRIS, ET D'UNE EPITRE À LA MAITRESSE QUE J'AURAI. [bound with] DORAT. LES DE´VIRGINEURS, ET COMBABUS : CONTES EN VERS, PRE´CE´DE´S PAR DES RE´FLEXIONS SUR LE CONTE, ET SUIVIS DE FLORICOURT, HISTOIRE FRANÇOISE

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

      London: Printed for the author, 1764. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio: 15&#148; x 21&#148;. Contemporary calf boards with light scuffing and bumping. Beautiful respine to style preserving the original title label. Sixty-one engraved plates and maps including eight double-page plates and six folding. Very little foxing with wide uncut margins. Owner&#146;s bookplate (Thomas Cubitt) on the inside cover; otherwise unmarked. A Very Good copy of this important work. Included in the list of Subscribers to this work are David Garrick (actor, playwright), David Hume (philosopher), Joshua Reynolds (painter), Horace Walpole (author, politician), James Adam (Robert&#146;s brother) and William Adam (Robert&#146;s cousin, historian) who wrote the introduction to this work. Robert Adam (1728-1792) was educated at the University of Edinburgh and later studied with and became friends with Piranesi in Italy. Their architectural ideas developed along similar clean, classical lines. Adam spent five weeks in Spalatro in July and August of 1757, accompanied by Clerisseau and two other draftsmen, making the drawings that are the basis of the present volume. Adam&#39;s original intention had been to go to Greece to produce a work to rival that of Stuart and Revett, but his decision to go to Spalatro (located in present-day Croatia where the town is now known as Split) instead, and to record the late Roman imperial palace there, offered particular opportunities for grand engravings in the manner of Piranesi. Publication of the book took some years, for production of the engravings was shared between a team of Italian engravers (Bartolozzi, Cunego, Santini, Zocchi) supervised in Venice by his brother James, and English engravers who produced the simpler elevations and ground plans. The result was a volume of very considerable distinction which advertised Adam&#39;s taste and professional abilities, as well as showing that Roman architecture could be as impressive as the best Greek buildings portrayed by Stuart and Revett. Robert and James Adam have long been credited with giving birth to the eighteenth century neo classical movement that changed the face of architecture in Britain. Detailed digital images available upon request.

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        The Elements of Navigation; containing the Theory and Practice

      London,: J. Nourse, 1764.. Two volumes, large octavo, 11 folding plates and five folding maps (two celestial), many diagrams, engraved headpieces; an attractive set in contemporary sprinkled calf, hinges worn but strong; spines numbered but unlettered. A fine set of the rare second edition of the standard textbook on navigation for the eighteenth-century British navy. First published in 1754, Robertson's Elements of Navigation was considered important enough that it was updated and republished every decade or so, meaning that it was used and studied by everyone from Carteret to Matthew Flinders, and undoubtedly by Cook as well. Notably the fourth edition of 1780 was revised by William Wales, astronomer and member of Captain Cook's second voyage.Robertson had a long and important career, and was involved in many practical and theoretical developments in navigation and mapping. In 1747 he was appointed assistant to James Hodgson at the Royal Mathematical School at Christ's Hospital in the City of London, and two decades later was appointed clerk and librarian to the Royal Society. He was also involved in trialling Harrison's chronometers.Most of the engravings are by the famous London engraver Thomas Jefferys, who produced many important 18th-century maps. Attractively, in a standard naval reference work of its daThe double-globe map of the world is by Basire, perhaps better known for his portrait of Captain Cook. Basire's map shows tropical currents and winds, and depicts Terra Australis/New Holland in the years before Cook's first voyage. (Torres Strait is not shown, as it was not known in the English tradition until 1769). This edition was improved by the addition of an excellent dissertation on the rise and progress of modern navigation by Dr James Wilson.Perhaps attesting to this particular edition's use and importance, this is a surprisingly scarce work: when Helen Wallis edited the journals of Carteret she had to resort to using the later third edition, rather than the second which actually travelled with Carteret, as the second 'is rare and no copy is in the national collections in Great Britain' (Helen Wallis, Carteret's Voyage, vol. I, p. 144). A copy of this edition is now listed at Cambridge.

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        Handmaid to the Arts ... The Second Edition, with considerable Additions and Improvements

      London: printed for J. Nourse, 1764. 2 volumes, 8vo. (8 x 5 inches). Contemporary tree calf, skilfully rebacked to style, the flat spines divided into six compartments by gilt roll tools, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, red circular morocco label bearing the volume number in the fourth compartment. The second enlarged edition of this valuable work. This work was first published in 1758, and it contains information on all aspects painting, engraving, colouring of prints, transfer of prints onto glass, colouring of glass, etching of glass, Japanning, lacquering, papier mache, marbling paper, etc. A fascinating compendium. Robert Dossie (1717-1777) was an apothecary, but his interests were very wide ranging and spanned the gulf between the Sciences and the Arts. His training and his knowledge of chemistry allowed him to understand the science behind many of the processes used by artists, artisans and manufacturers of the day, and his wish was to explain and improve on the results that were achieved. He strove for this in his publications, including the present work, and the same motivation led him to help fund the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 1754. His works were appreciated during his lifetime, were translated into various languages and contain information that remains valuable today.

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        Der vollkommene Pferde-Kenner, welcher nicht nur alle Schönheiten, Fehler und verschiedene Landes-Arten der Pferde mit schönen Kupfern zu erkennen giebt, sondern auch anweiset, Wie man mit dem Pferd von seinem Ursprung an umgehen muß ... nebst vollständigen Registern und Anhang, wie auch alphabetisches Verzeichnuß derer von den Juden sonderlich auf Roß-Märckten gebräuchlichen hebräischen Wörter, Redens-Arten und ihrer Art zu zählen. Durchgesehen und mit einer Vorrede begleitet von Wolf Ehrenfried von Reizenstein

      Uffenheim, Meyer 1764.. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Gestochenes Frontispiz v. A. Hoffer nach J. A. D. Steingruber und 28 Kupfertafeln (num. I - XXVII, eine unnumerierte). 12 Bll., 176 S., 8 Bll.; 176 S., 25 Bll. Pappband im Stil d. Zt. 4°. Nicht in der Mellon Collection. - Erste Ausgabe. - Seltenes Werk, das gewöhnlich unter dem Namen des Bearbeiters Reizenstein geführt wird; beim Verfasser scheint es sich jedoch um Eberlein zu handeln. Am Schluss ein "Anhang, woraus diejenigen Redens-Arten können erlernet werden, deren sich die Juden in ihrem Umgang gegen einander und sonderlich auf Roß-Märkten bedienen." Über 1500 jiddische Dialektausdrücke in hebräischer Schrift mit ihren deutschen Übersetzungen, sowie eine Reihe von beispielhaften jiddischsprachigen Dialogen zwischen Pferdehändlern. - Frontispiz verso mit Namenseintrag und seitlich mit unauffälliger, fachmännischer Reparatur. Anfangs und zum Schluss die letzten Bll. mit kleinen Randläsuren. Tls. fleckig und etwas gebrauchsspurig.

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        A Case of Extra-Uterine Foetus." In: Medical Observations and Inquiries of the Society of Physicians of London, Vol. 2, 1764, pp. 369-72.

      London: William Johnston, 1764. - 424 pp, 6 leaves [index]; 4 plates. Contemporary leather. Joints cracked. Entire volume offered. Later printing of Garrison-Morton 6155 (citing 1st ed., 1762). "The first abdominal operation for extrauterine pregnancy in America was performed by John Bard, the father of obstetrician Samuel Bard. Bard successfully removed a partially decomposed full-term fetus from an abdominal tumor in a twenty-eight year old woman, who survived the operation. Bard communicated his account of the operation to the English Quaker physician John Fothergill, who read it before the Society of Physicians of London. This was the first scientific paper on a surgical topic to emanate from the thirteen colonies" (Norman 116). See Speert, Obstetrics and Gynecology in America, p. 174, reprinting Bard's letter, and Cutter & Viets, Short History of Midwifery, pp. 151-52 and 209. This volume also contains: Charles WHITE: "An Account of a New Method of Reducing Shoulders (without the Use of an Ambe) which have been Several Months Dislocated, in Cases where the Common Methods have Proved Ineffectual" (pp. 373-81). Garrison-Morton 4407: "White's method of reducing shoulder dislocations by means of suspending the patient from the affected arm. This method either reduced the dislocation entirely, or moved the head of the humerus into a position where it could be reduced by traditional methods such as applying the surgeon's heel to the axilla." This volume also contains: "A Singular Case of the Separation of the Ossa Pubis. By a Physician in the Country. Communicated by Dr. William Hunter" (pp. 321-33 and 415-18). Garrison-Morton 6254: "A case of osteomalacic pelvis was reported to Hunter by a country practitioner." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      A.M. Lottin 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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        The History of the Colony of Massachusets-Bay, from the First Settlement Thereof in 1628 until its Incorporation with the Colony of Plimouth Province of Main, &c. by the Charter of King William and Queen Mary, in 1691, together with The History of the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, from the Charter of King William and Queen Mary, in 1691, Until the Year 1750. Vol. I published in 1764, Vol. II published in 1767.

      Boston: Thomas & John Fleet, 1764 & 1767 - Volume I has the SEAL and SIGNATURE of Hutchinson. Rebound in half leather by Bennett, NY. Marbled boards and endpapers, with gilt lettering on spine, five raised bands. Top edge gilt (dulled). Volume II chipped at top of spine, with amateur repair. Three top corners worn through to boards. Staining visible on bottom of side edge of both volumes. First 50 pages of Volume I have some mild staining at the top of the pages, near the spine, and 25 pages at the rear have staining at the top of the spine, darker and longer for the last 10 pages. Volume II has some light staining and bubbling at the bottom of the pages. Some darkening to pages, with only very light occasional foxing. Solid, tight binding. Volume I has two previous owner names and dates (1904 and 1934). Top right corner of title page of Volume II has a rectangular piece cut away at the top right corner, 1/4 inch by 1 1/2 inch. Lieutenant-Governor Hutchinson was the last governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Volume I, 566 pages, Volume II, 539 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grammaire des sciences philosophiques, ou analyse abrégée de la philosophie moderne appuyée sur les expériences. Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée.

      Paris Briasson 1764 - In-8, 7 ff., 400 pp., 2 tableaux dépliants, 22 planches gravées dépliantes H.T. Reliure plein veau époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre rouge, tranches marbrées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ludovici Rouppe Medicinae Doctoris, de Morbis Navigantium liber unus. Accedit observatio de effectu extracti Cicutae stokiano in cancro.

      Lugduni Batavorumn, Apud Theodorum Haak 1764 1 vol. in-8° relié plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, de : [4] ff. (Titre, Dédicace, Préface), 338, [1] pp. Ornements typographiques de bois gravé. Petit manque à la coiffe inférieure et coin supérieur du premier plat corné sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale de cet étonnant traité consacré aux maladies des marins auquel on a joint une Observation de l'effet de l'extrait de cigüe préparé à la manière de Monsieur Storke, dans un cancer. Ludovici Rouppe (1729-1780) était un médecin et un chirurgien naval, qui navigua dans les Indes orientales à bord du navire hollandais Princesse Carolina. Son travail s'appuie sur son expérience de la vie en mer et sur les observations qu'il y réalisa. Le présent traité comporte une liste détaillée des symptômes et des traitements à apporter à la plupart des maladies auxquelles les marins sont exposés, autant en mer qu'à bord. L'auteur consacre un chapitre conséquent au problème récurrent et épineuse du scorbut, que Cook fera parvenir à la Royal Society en 1776. Rouppe aborde aussi la question délicate des escales, et propose des recommandations sanitaires pour préserver un environnement sain pour les marins soumis aux tentations des ports. L'importance de l'ouvrage est attesté par sa traduction en anglais en 1772. L'ouvrage est composé comme suit : I. - De Causis in genere - De Scorbuto - De Diarrhoea - De Morbis in Portubus - De Febre Humorali - De Febre Critica - De Morbis in Portubus (2) - De Sanitatem Conservandi modo II. Observatio de Extracti Cicutae secundum Mentem Storkii parati, effectu in Cancro. Bel exemplaire de ce rare traité, l'un des meilleurs sur la médecine navale. 1 vol. 8vo. Woodcut decorations throughout. Contemporary mottled calf. First edition of this outstanding treatise devoted to diseases affecting sailors. Rouppe (1729-80), naval physician and surgeon, describes the conditions, environmental and otherwise, to which sailors 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 the treatments to a variety of fevers, epilepsy, rheumatism, diarrhea and cancers. Fine copy Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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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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        Storie del Vecchio Testamento Appo Wagner, Venezia 1764

      APPO WAGNER, VENEZIA 1764 1764 Cinque fogli incisi all'acquaforte di mm 341 x 515 alla battuta, su carta di filo veneziana; filigrana tre lune. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Questa serie piuttosto rara, relativa a eventi biblici, si completava in dodici fogli, tutti incisi da Wagner su disegni di Zocchi e Amigoni. I cinque fogli qui offerti rappresentano: "Abigail offre i doni a Davide", "Il sogno di Giacobbe" e "Mosè difende le figlie di Ietro"da Amigoni, "Giuseppe venduto dai fratelli" e "Il sacrificio della figlia di Ieste" da Zocchi. La serie è stata utilizzata anche per la realizzazione di maioliche da camino in Olanda: esiste ancora un esempio in perfetto stato di conservazione al Museo Tile di Otterlo; si potrebbe anzi pensare che uno degli sfruttamenti commerciali possibili di queste incisioni fosse proprio per il mercato della ceramica olandese. Comunque questa serie rappresenta una felicissima espressione di quella che fu forse la più importante fucina di artisti veneziani. Il rapporto tra l'Amigoni ed il Wagner era già profondamente consolidato quando, nel 1739, entrambi sbarcarono a Venezia; il grande incisore e calcografo tedesco aprì subito una bottega di incisione a San Zulian e ottenne il privilegio dal Senato della Repubblica per le sue stampe dal 1749. Alle opere stampate da Wagner senza una precisa indicazione dell'incisore possono aver lavorato, da soli o in partecipazione, i più grandi artisti veneziani del bulino, quasi tutti passati, per un tempo più o meno lungo, nella bottega a San Zulian; tra i più celebri si possono citare Flipart, Zilotti, Dall'Acqua, Berardi, Volpato, Brustolon, Leonardis, Daniotto, Zucchi.

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        Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave Aphorismos de cognoscendis, et curandis morbis.

      Taurini, Typographia Regia, 1744-1764. 1764 5 parti in 10 voll. in-8° (249x189mm), pp. (14) lr, (1); 536-956; (6), 411; 811; (10), 348; 349-684; (6), 392; 393-751; (1), VII, 371; (6), 396; leg. m. pelle coeva con tit. e fregi oro al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo azzurri. Fregi tipogr. ai frontespizi. Fregi tipogr. n.t. Amplissimo indice degli autori e delle materie in fine dell'ultimo volume. Edizione torinese del monumentale commento di gerard Van Swieten agli aforismi medici di Hermann Boerhaave ("Aphorismi de cognoscendis et de curandis morbis", Leyden, 1709), uscito a Leida tra il 1745 e il 1772 e tradotto nelle principali lingue europee. Esso costituisce il più significativo documento del nuovo ippocratismo che ebbe il suo centro principale a Vienna. Boerhave (Voorhout, 1668-Leida, 1782), medico e scienziato tra i principali del suo tempo, cercò di conciliare l'ippocratismo con i principi della iatrochimica e della iatromeccanica. Nella sua vastissima opera si occupò anche di chimica e di botanica. Gerard Van Swieten (Leida, 1700-Vienna, 1782), insigne medico olandese, fu tra i fondatori della Scuola di Medicina di Vienna. Allievo del Boerhaave in gioventù, fu tra l'altro medico di corte di Maria Teresa. Il suo nome resta legato anche al cosiddetto "liquore di Van Swieden", che egli prescrisse per la cura della sifilide. Eccellenti esemplari con qualche alone e brunitura. Cfr. Fondo Olschki, V, 1081 (ed. del 1755 e del 1771-73). Graesse, VII, 257. Wellcome, II, p. 192.

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        Mémoires pour la vie de François Pétrarque.

      Amsterdam, Chez Arskée & Mercus, 1764-1767. 1764 Tre voll. in 4°, pagg. (2), CXIX, 447, 113; (2), XXIV, 495, 82, (1); (2), 811, VII, 102 un ritratto all'antiporta del 1° volume, vignetta ai frontespizi e testalini; leg. piena pelle coeva, con fregi e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, tagli rossi e dentelles. "...tirés de ses Oeuvres et des auteurs contemporains, avec des Notes ou Dissertations, & les Pièces justificatives". Importante lavoro su Petrarca, frutto di numerosi anni di ricerca, eseguito dall'Abate de Sade (1705-1778), zio del "Divin Marchese" de Sade. In quest'opera è riportata la traduzione di molti estratti di opere del Petrarca, ed è il motivo per cui alcuni esemplari di questa stessa opera portano il titolo "Oeuvres choisies de Petrarque". Alcune pagine brunite; cerniere delle legature fragili; cuffie un po' consumate. L'opera, pur non esente da difetti, è nel complesso un buon esemplare. Edizione originale. Barbier, III, 234; Graesse, IV, 479; Brunet, III, 1605.

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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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        De Natuurlyke Historie der Insecten; Voorzien met naar 't Leven getekende en gekoleurde Plaaten.

      Volgens eigen ondervinding beschreeven ... Met zeer nutte en fraaie Aanmerkingen verrykt, door C.F. Kleemann. Uit den echten Hoogduitschen Druk ... vertaald. Haarlem en Amsterdam, C.H. Bohn en H. de Wit, (1764-1768). 4 volumes (bound in 8). Large-4to (278 x 220mm). With 3 handcoloured engraved frontispieces, 1 engraved portrait of Rösel and 359 (3 folded) handcoloured engraved plates (printed on 288 leaves). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spines, with red and green gilt lettered labels (skilful repair to top of spines). Nissen ZBI, 3467; Landwehr 161. A fine uncut uniformly bound copy of one of the most beautiful entomological publications. This Dutch edition is more attractive than the original German edition, which was published in Nuremberg from 1746-1792. The Dutch edition is printed on almost twice as large, much thicker, paper, and has far better colouring. The translation was made by C. Kleemann, the son-in-law of the author. He added new material and the excellent colouring of the plates is by him and his wife Katharina Barbara Roesel von Rosenhof. Kleemann also published a "Vervolg" with 26 plates, which was never finished and which is not present as almost always. "Roesel, who studied at first with his father and then with his uncle Wilhelm, an animal painter in Merseburg, later became a pupil of the famous Preisler in Nuremberg. After living in Copenhagen from 1726 to 1728 he returned to Nuremberg for good, and there, besides painting portraits and drawings, he applied himself in particular to the study of nature. He collected insects, their eggs and larvae, studied the process of hatching, pupation, and emergence, and painted all this in a most meticulous way, as Kleeman tells us. His manuscripts, with 406 illustrations, are now in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich. Roesel also made the engravings of his drawings ..." (Nissen, Bestiaries).

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        Versuch bey angehender Frühlingszeit die Vergrösserungs Werckzeuge zum nützlich und angenehmen Zeitvertreib anzuwenden.

      Essai d'employer les instruments microscopiques avec utilité et plaisir dans la saison du printemps. Nürnberg, A.L. Wirsing, 1764. Folio (420 x 265mm). pp. 48, with engraved handcoloured title with rococo border and 12 engraved handcoloured plates [together with:] 12 superbly handcoloured engraved plates on South African plants. Contemporary pink board (spine rebacked). The Jean-Baptiste Huzard copy of this finely illustrated work on microscopical plant research. The elaborately handcoloured plates are after drawings by the author and engraved by A.L. Wirsing, a precise artist who did engravings for several natural history works including C.J. Trew's "Hortus nitidissimus". "Von sämtlichen Arbeiten von Ledermüller ist dieses Werk am schönsten ausgestattet ... Da das Werk ein Rarissimum ist, haben es die Verfasser naturwissenschaftlicher Nachschlagewerke selbst nie gesehen ... Der eigentliche Wert der Abbildungen liegt aber in der Wiedergabe mikroskopischer Beobachtungen, welche hier zum ersten Male veröffentlicht werden". (Rautenberg, 'Beitr. alter Naturwiss. Werke', V). "Ledermüller shows a discerning interest in the art and science of botany, and in the newer science of microscopy which made it possible to study the characteristics of plants; and it was he who prepared the good drawings and the text for the book" (Hunt 581). The plates show a.o. the Iris, the Rose, and the Ranunculus. The text is in German and French. Martin Frobenius Ledermüller (1719-69) was a German physician and keeper of the natural history collection of the Margrave of Brandenburg-Colmbach. The twelve added plates are of a high quality, 4 show Aloes (Aloë linguiformis, Aloë disticha variegata, Aloë Margariti fera, Aloë Abissinica,), 4 Mesembryanthemums (Mesembryanthemum tuberosum, Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum, Mesembryanthemum cordifolium, Mesembryanthernum globuleformis), as well as the following: Ornithogalum longibracleatum, Sedum anacampseros, Crassula pellucida, Cactus tuna flavicans. The plates are after drawings by Fossier and probably from one of Buchoz's botanical works. Provenance: Huzard's stamp on verso of title. J.B. Huzard put together one of the largest natural history libaries of his time, containing some 40,000 books. Nissen BBI, 1160; Hunt 581.

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        Veduta di Napoli dalla parte di Chiaia

      Monumentale veduta della città presa da Posillipo raffigurante l?intero prospetto della riviera di Chiaia. La veduta fa parte, assieme a quella della città dal mare, della celebre coppia di vedute incise dallo Sclopis dedicate alla viscontessa Spencer, nome con il quale vengono spesso identificate. Le Spencer, forse le più importanti vedute per misura ed impegno sulla città, si sviluppano su tre rami ciascuna, presentando tra loro una leggera differenza di misura. La veduta di Chiaia è di grandissimo interesse perché raffigura una parte della città che oggi è profondamente mutata, descrivendo pittoricamente l?alternarsi di facciate tipico dell?edilizia stratificata. La veduta è arricchita da scene di costume e contornate da due cartigli laterali contenenti 66 riferimenti, tra i quali anche la recente eruzione del Vesuvio. Incisione in rame, tracce di colore azzurro di mano coeva nel mare, restauri perfettamente eseguiti agli angoli superiori ed inferiore destro, difetti minori, nel complesso date anche le grandi dimensioni in buono stato di conservazione. Contenuta in una cornice tardo ottocentesca in noce. Dimensioni 2160x505. Bibliografia: Pane/Valerio La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e Cartografia pp. 251/253, 109. Magnificent view of the city from Posillipo, depicting the whole coast at Chiaia. Together with the view from the sea, this map is part of a tween set of prints engraved by Sclopis with dedication to the viscountess of Spencer, and that is the reason why they are called with her surname. The Spencer?s, maybe the most important views for size and details, have been realized on three plates each, with a slight difference on the size. The view of Chiaia is particularly interesting for it depicts a part of the city that has changed a lot nowadays, with the alternation of different fachades, typical characteristic of stratified housing. The view has been decorated with contemporary scenes and two cartouches on the sides, containing 66 references, among which the eruption of the Vesuvio. Copperplate, signs of light blue on the sea, corners perfectlly repaired, in good condition considering the big size. Nug frame of late XVIII century. Napoli Naples Pane/Valerio La città di Napoli tra vedutismo e Cartografia pp. 251/253, 109. 2160 505

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        Art de Rafiner le Sucre [ Art de raffiner le sucre ]

      Sans mention d'éditeur 1764 E.O., 1 vol. in-folio broché, couv. postérieure, Paris, 1764, 1 f. n. ch. (titre), 78 pp. et 10 planches hors texte Edition originale. Rare exemplaire, bien complet, de l'édition originale, appartenant à la série de la "Descriptions des Arts et Métiers" publiée à l'instigation de Colbert, dirigée par Réaumur puis reprise par Duhamel du Monceau, et qui fournit une description beaucoup plus détaillée des techniques que celle disponible dans l'Encyclopédie de Diderot et d'Alembert. Bon état (petites mouill. en queue n'affectant pas le texte aux premiers ff., petites mouill. n'affectant pas les illustrations sur qq. planches) Français

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        Opere del Conte Algarotti Cavaliere dell'ordine del Merito e Ciamberlano di S. M. il Re di Prussia Tomo I-IIII (4 tomi su 8)

      LIVORNO: PRESSO MARCO COLTELLINI, 1764 1764 Livorno: presso Marco Coltellini, 1764 In-16 4 tomi su 8 (2) c. (di tav.) XVI 301; (1) c. (di tav.) 390 (2); (1) c. (di tav.) 463 (3); (1) c. (di tav.) 336 (2). Antiporta inciso al primo volume, rappresentante monumento funebre dell'autore. Ad ogni tomo stesso frontespizio inciso raffigurante le muse in cornice architettonica con la scritta "Dulces ante omnia Musae". Cartoncino rustico con tassello in carta al dorso, titolo manoscritto.Leggera gora ai piatti del primo tomo; per il resto condizioni perfette

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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared & revised. By His Majesties special command appointed to be read in churches.

      Oxford: Printed by Thomas Baskett, printer to the University, [1764]. A very good original dark green morocco binding, with elaborate gilt decoration to both boards and spine (dulled). Hinges and corners carefully strengthened. Spine with 5 raised bands. All page edges gilt (now dulled). Inner gilt dentelles. Original marbled endpapers. Engraved armorial bookplate to verso of the front paste down: With motto; 'Fidelis Usque Ad Mortem' [ Faithful even to death ] " - "Thomas Berney Esq. Bracon Ash, Norfolk." Plus a further modern engraved armorial bookplate on the facing front endpaper: The Revd. William Charles Hall, Barton Turf Vicarage, Norfolk. Clean endpapers. Fine engraved title-page - "J. Mynde del. et Sculp." Contents page before Genesis, does not list the books of the Apocrypha. However the books of the Apocrypha are bound-in , with a separate page register. The NewTestament has a separate printed title-page which bears the imprint: Printed by Mark Baskett, MDCCLXIV. [1764]. Clean text throughout, in double columns and marginal references. A well preserved 18th century bible. Referenced by Herbert 1152 / Darlow & Moule 860 / ESTC T183554** Bracon-Ash, 6 miles south-west of Norwich, is a parish with a village in an elevated situation, and its air is pure and bracing. The parish is in Henstead union, Norwich county court district and bankruptcy district, Humbleyard hundred, Swainsthorpe petty sessional division, Norwich polling district of South Norfolk, Humbleyard rural deanery, and Norfolk archdeaconry. It had 282 inhabitants in 1881, living on 974 acres, and has a rateable value of £1657 8s. The parish is mostly the property of the Rev. Thomas Berney, M.A., who is lord of the manor, and Sir Kenneth H. Kemp, Bart. The former resides at the Hall, a spacious brick mansion, standing on the site of a much older building, which Queen Elizabeth is said to have visited, and situated in the ancient 'Brakene Ashe Parke.' The Berney family is of great antiquity, having originally come from Berney, now called Bernay, in Normandy, and settled prior to the Conquest in this county, where they gave name to the parish and manor of Berney. The Rev. Thomas Berney, M.A., is patron and incumbent of the rectory, which was valued in the King's Book at £10, and now has a yearly rent-charge of £243 8s., awarded in 1842 in lieu of tithes..." - See William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883 **** William Charles Hall, was Vicar of Barton Turf from 1933 to 1959, a well known antiquarian and author.

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