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        The Modern Art of Cookery Improved, or, Elegant, Cheap, and East Methods, of Preparing Most of the Dishes Now in Vogue

      London: J. Newbery, 1764. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in full modern calf, blindtooled, scattered foxing and finger soiling, a few minor creases and dog ears, rear endpaper dampstained, a few old pencil marks. xxiv, 284, (14)pp. Cagle 709, Bitting 430, Vicaire 791. An array of often budget conscious recipes. A proto-Worcestershire called Mr. Quin's Sauce, "Portable Soup", a dizzying range of puddings and an Essay on Aliments. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000266.

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        Two Treatises of Government.

      London: Reprinted, the sixth time, by A. Millar, H. Woodfall, I. Whiston and B. White, I. Rivington, L. Davis and C. Reymers, R. Baldwin, Hawes Clarke and Collins; W. Johnston, W. Owen, I. Richardson, S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, C. Rivington, E. Dilly, R. Withy, C. and R. Ware, S. Baker, T. Payne, A. Shuckburgh, I. Hinxman,, 1764. Octavo (203 x 120 mm). Contemporary red morocco for Thomas Hollis, gilt rule border on covers, with Liberty centrally stamped gilt on covers, titles, owl motif, and compartments to spine gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. Engraved portrait frontispiece of the author, 2 smoke prints bound before and after the work. Spine sunned, small strip to front cover, joints partially split but sound, occasional light spotting to contents. An excellent copy, handsomely bound. First Hollis edition, in a Hollis presentation binding. Presentation copy, inscribed on the first blank to Thomas Birch (1705-1766), an English historian, "Tho. Birch, 4 June 1764. Donum Tho. Hollis Arm." Thomas Hollis (1720-1774) was a political propagandist and collector of arts who was keen to promote civil and religious liberty, and who probably financed this edition, at least in part, commissioning the frontispiece, which was engraved by Cipriani. He strove to keep the cause of parliamentary reform alive during a difficult period by reprinting and distributing literature on government and liberty. He had strong links with the United States and was a benefactor to Harvard and Princeton universities among others. This copy was subsequently presented to David Wallace Bryant, in recognition of his service to the Harvard University Library, with a bookplate to the front pastedown. This binding was executed by one of Hollis's favourite binders, John Matthewman, with tools designed by Cipriani for Hollis, in their earlier cutting. The tools were destroyed in a fire at Matthewman's house on 5 June 1764, the day after Hollis presented the book to Thomas Birch. Locke's Two Treatises of Government was conceived as a vindication of the Revolution of 1688-9, which had "saved the Nation when it was on the very brink of Slavery and Ruine" (Locke's preface). The attack on Filmer's divine-right theory in the first treatise and the complete political philosophy set out in the second make up one of the most famous and influential works in the history of liberalism. In Locke, we find the principles of democracy: he believed passionately that the consent of the people was the sole basis of a government's authority. "The people shall be judge." If a ruler violated the "moral trust" of his subjects, it was their "moral duty" to resist. Locke had an undeniable influence on Jefferson and the drawing up of the Declaration of Independence. He maintained that a government's main duty was the preservation of life, liberty and property. Liberty was a natural right that men brought with them from a state of nature into civil society. Jefferson borrowed Locke's basic idea that all men were created equal, but altered Locke's statement on the right to life, liberty and property to "the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

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        \"Abriss des Immediaten Freyen Reichs Gotts Hauses Ottobeyren O.S. Benedicti in Schwaben\". Vogelschauansicht von Kloster und Kirche von Südosten. Oben Spruchband und zwei Wappen von Abtei und Convent, am unteren Rand Erklärungen 1 - 60.

       Kupferstich, um 1764, 33,5 x 35 cm (mit Schrift 43 cm). Schefold 4823. - Wohl anläßlich der Tausendjahrfeier der Gründung des Klosters entstanden. - Geglättete Faltspuren, sonst tadellos. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Ansichten, Schwaben

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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. EAWolfenb. 1424; Nicht bei Hirsch-H.. Lesky u., Waller - Bibliographisch kaum nachweisbar. Der Autor war Arzt u. Brandenburgisch-Ansbacher Rat in Ansbach. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Pharmazie, Medizin

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        ESSAYS ON HUSBANDRY. Essay I. General Introduction; Shewing That Agriculture is the Basis and Support of all flourishing Communities;-the antient and present State of that useful Art;-Agriculture, Manufactures, Trade and Commerce justly harmonized; -of the right Cultivation of our Colonies;-together with the Defects, Omissions, and possible Improvements in English Husbandry. Essay II. An Account of some Experiments tending to improve the Culture of Lucerne by Transplantation: Being the first Experiments of the kind hitherto made and published in England: From Whence it appears, that Lucerne is an Article of great Importance in English Husbandry.

      London: Printed for W. Frederick in Bath and sold by J. Hinton 1764 - 1st Ed. 2 vols. in 1. xviii + [4] + 213pp. + 232pp. 5 plates, many textual woodcuts. rebound in blind fillet edged half calf with marbled boards, gilt lettered label to spine. Inscribed to head of title page ‘W. Jerningham one of the greatest farmers if you will take his own word for’.Kress 6188; Goldsmiths 9959; ESTC T96316. Much in this work is general discussion, and Harte displays a wide acquaintance with the extensive literature of his subject, both English and foreign, contemporary and classical. Like most of his eighteenth century confréres, Harte admits the extent of farming literature, but doubts its quality, and indeed that it had ever been widely read by the class of men for whose benefit it had been written. Young an admirer and friend of Hartes' said of him 'His conversation of the subject of Husbandry is as full of experience and as truly solid as his genuine and active humour, extensive knowledge of mankind and admirable philanthropy are pleasing and instructive.' US$825 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dissertation sur Elie et Enoch. Par l'Auteur (Mr Boulanger). Des Recherches sur l'Origine du Despotisme Oriental Et servant de suite à cette Ouvrage. Au Dix-Huitième siècle.

      1764 - In-12 de XIV-216 pp., veau havane marbré, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. L'Auteur des deux premiers textes serait bien Nicolas Boulanger ; pour le troisième texte : Traité Mathematique sur le Bonheur par Irenée Krantzovius. Ouvrage traduit de l'allemand en Anglois avec des Remarques par A. B. Et traduit de l'Anglois en François, avec une lettre préliminaire par le Traducteur François. p.159-216., la B.N.F. donne comme auteur Benjamin Stillingfleet et pour le traducteur, Etienne de Silhouette. Tout porte à croire que le rôle d'Holbach et de ses amis se limita à l'édition du texte, voire à son adaptation aux besoins du groupe. Comme d'autres ouvrages du genre, la Dissertation circula en manuscrit. La marquise Du Châtelet, décédé en 1749, en possédait un exemplaire dans ses papiers. Un tableau replié. Fernand Caussy, Inventaire des manuscrits de la bibliothèque de Voltaire ; Vercruysse, 1764/F1. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        WÜRZBURG. "Prospect des hochfürstlichen Julier Spitals in Würtzburg, Herzogthums zu Francken: wie solches dermalen anzusehen". Ansicht aus der Vogelschau von der Straßenseite mit dem 1704 fertiggestellten Fürstenbau, dahinter im Rokokogarten das 1714 erbaute "Teehaus". Im Himmel das Porträtmedaillon des Gründers, Erzbischof Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn, links und rechts Rokokokartuschen mit ausführlichen Legenden.

      - Kupferstich von Joseph Ferdinand Ried, 1764, 34 x 43,5 cm. Brod/Mälzer K 46. - Unter dem Stifterporträt eine Inschrift, deren Chronogramm die Jahreszahl 1764 ergibt. Prächtiger Kupferstich des 18. Jahrhunderts.

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        THE GENERAL HISTORY OF THE LATE WAR: CONTAINING IT'S [sic] RISE, PROGRESS, AND EVENT, IN EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AND AMERICA

      London, 1764. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt labels. Calf dry and chipping; boards generally worn, especially at spines. Clean internally. Overall very good. A survey history of the French and Indian War, with considerable material on the war in North America and the Caribbean. A long and detailed work, with extracts from original source material and journals of the time. Includes many excellent engraved portraits of military leaders and folding maps of the British North American colonies, the West Indies, etc.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CAPITOL, IN THE CITY OF WILLIAMSBURG, ON TUESDAY THE 26th OF MAY...1761, AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY SEVERAL PROROGATIONS TO TUESDAY THE 30th OF OCTOBER, 1764... [caption title]

      [Williamsburg: Joseph Royle, 1764].. 73pp. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. A rare work printing colonial Virginia laws in 1764. Royle, the printer, operated only briefly. "Matters of regional importance, as well as such widespread and far- reaching issues as the regulation of the tobacco trade and the protection of the rights of domestic servants, were the subject of legislation passed at this session. The burgesses consolidated several earlier pieces of legislation on tobacco inspection into one act and instituted punishment for individuals found guilty of selling mulattoes or other servants as slaves" - Berg. Rare, with Berg recording just five copies, one of which is imperfect. BERG 165. BRISTOL B2629. SHIPTON & MOONEY 41594. SWEM 22631. TORRENCE 324. ESTC W23639.

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        An inquiry into the human mind, on the principles of common sense

      Edinburgh: A. Millar, 1764. xvi, 541, [1, errata]pp. 206 x 125 mm. Modern quarter morocco, cloth boards. Moderate toning, scattered foxing but very good. Early owner?s name on title. First Edition of Reid?s classic philosophical text on the nature of perception, which went through over forty editions after its first appearance in 1764. Reid, who succeeded Adam Smith as professor of moral philosophy at the University of Glasgow, originated the School of Common Sense Realism, which taught that ?every person had ordinary experiences that provided intuitively certain assurance of a) the existence of the self; b) the existence of real objects that could be seen and felt; and c) certain ?first principles? upon which sound morality and religious beliefs could be established? (Wikipedia). Reid?s approach was a response to the idealist philosophies of Hume and Berkeley, who had argued that our concept of the external world is a product of ideas in the mind. Reid wrote three major philosophical works, of which the Inquiry was the first. ?In the Inquiry, a methodologically pioneering work due to its extensive and rigorous use of observational data to justify claims about perception, Reid examines each of the five senses and discusses the ways in which we achieve knowledge of the world by employing them? (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).

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        XII. Feuille. - Avec Privilege du Roy a Marseille Chez Joseph Roux Hydrographe du Roy sur le Porta St. Jean':.

      - Kupferstich aus Carte de la Méditerrané en douze feuilles . b. Joseph Roux in Marseille, 1764, 82,5 x 55 Zacharakis, A Catalogue of printed Maps of Greece 1477-1800, (3. edition), Nr. 2990/1966. - Die Seekarte zeigt das östliche Mittelmeer mit Griechenland zwischen Thessaloniki, Euböa, Golf von Izmir und Marmarameer. - Am rechten Rand Meilenzeiger. - Oben links Verlegeradresse. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        THE SPEECH OF JOSEPH GALLOWAY, ESQ; ONE OF THE MEMBERS FOR PHILADELPHIA COUNTY: IN ANSWER TO THE SPEECH OF JOHN DICKINSON, ESQ; DELIVERED IN THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, OF THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA, MAY 24, 1764. ON OCCASION OF A PETITION DRAWN UP BY ORDER AND THEN UNDER THE CONSIDERATION OF THE HOUSE; PRAYING HIS MAJESTY FOR A ROYAL, IN LIEU OF A PROPRIETARY GOVERNMENT

      Philadelphia, 1764. 19th-century half calf and marbled boards. Bookplate on front pastedown and fly leaf. Ink stamp of John Carter Brown on p. iii. Light foxing and soiling, confined primarily to exterior leaves. Good. In a blue half morocco and cloth folder. Joseph Galloway was one of the leaders of the Pennsylvania Assembly, and a close ally of Benjamin Franklin. Through this speech and other measures he won the support of the Assembly for a petition to King George III pleading that the proprietary governors of Pennsylvania be replaced by direct royal government. Galloway would go on to become the most prominent American Loyalist during the Revolution. John Dickinson, whose speech prompted this response from Galloway, would go on to write LETTERS FROM A FARMER IN PENNSYLVANIA..., the most important document of the Stamp Act crisis. "The 'Preface' of 35 pages, was written by Franklin, and is a very bitter attack on the Penns and their partizans [sic]" - Ford. This first printing of Galloway's speech is scarce.

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        Christiani Wolfii Jus Naturae. Methodo Scientifica Pertractum.

      Aere Societatis Venetae, Superiorum Facultate, Ac Privilegiis., Frankurt, Leipzig 1764 - 1766 Editio Novissima Emendatior, et Auctior. Halbpergament Erfreulich Gut Texte Lateinisch. Hier vorhanden Band I und Bände III - VI ( von VIII ). Alle Bände mit Halbpergament/marmorierten Hartkarton-Einbänden, Rückentitel goldgeprägt auf montierten Lederschildchen. Durchaus vorhandene, aber erträgliche Altersspuren, Schabespuren, Wurmlöcher nicht mehr bewohnt :-), aber keinerlei Textverlust, Bindungen alle intakt, solide, Buchschnitte 3seitig sauber eingesprenkelt, diskrete, alte, kleine, eingeklebte Vorbesitzermarkierungen (\"Mucic - Bey - Goldstein Avvocati\"), Buchblöcke wirklich erfreulich gut, weitestgehend sauber, sehr vereinzelt gering fleckig, alle Bände mit eigenem Register. --- ERSTER BAND: Rücken im Einbandverbund, sauber vollständig gelöst, Bindung tadellos.1754. \"Pars Prima, in qua obligationes et jura connata ex ipsa hominis essentia atque natura a priori demonstrantur et totius philosophiae moralis. Omnique Juris reliqui fundamenta solida jaciuntur, cum clarissimi auctoris Vita, et nunc primum cum Viri Cl. de Vattel animadversionibus. (\"Juris Naturae Prolegomena / De Obligatione & Jure Hominum universali in genere / De officiis hominis erga seipsum & cum iis connexis Juribus / De off. hom. erga alios & cum iis connexis Jur. / De Off.e. Deum & cum iis.\"). XLVIII, 432 Seiten mit 1263 §§. ---- DRITTER BAND: Rücken, Bindung wie Bd.1.Erschienen 1765. \"Pars tertia, de modo derivativo acquirendi Dominum et jus quodcumque praesertim in re alterius: Ubi et agitur de officiis circa sermonem, juramentis ac votis, nec non usucapione et praescriptione et nunc primum\" (wie Bd.1 ). XXVIII, 382 Seiten mit 1060 §§. \"De modo acquirendi Dominum & jus quodcumque praesertim in re alterius derivativi / De modo aquirendi derivativo in genere / De obligatione circa Sermonem / De Sinceritate, Simulatione & Dissimulatione / De modo sese alteri obligandi, ubi de Promissione & Pactis in genere / De Asservatione, Jurejurando & Voto / De modo alteri constituendi jus quodam in re sua. De Derelictione praesumpta, Usucapione & Praescriptione\". --- VIERTER BAND: Rücken, Bindung wie vor. 1765. \"Pars Quarta, de actibus ad aliorum utilitatem tendentibus in specie, ubi agitur de Donationibus, et de contractibus tam beneficis, quam onerosis praecipius, et nuc quam. wie vor. XXIV, 507 Seiten mit 1434 §§. \"De actibus mere beneficis, qui in praesens absolvuntur, ubi etiam de donationibus. / De Pretio rerum & Pecunia / De actibus beneficis obligatoriis, seu Contractibus beneficis, Commodato - Mutuo - Deposito - Sequestro - Mandato - Fidejussione - Expromissione / De actibus permutatoriis, seu Contractibus onerosis Permutatione -Emtione venditione - Arrhae datione - addictione in diem - Lege commissionaria - Pacto de retrahendo - Pacto de retrovendendo & redimendo - Commodo & periculo rei emtae - Evictione - Locatione conductione - Socida - Societate - Usuris, seu contractu foenebri - Anatocismo.\" --- FÜNFTER BAND: Rücken und Bindung wie vor. 1765. XX, 514 Seiten mit 1536 §§. \"Pars Quinta, de Contractibus onerosis reliquis, quasi contractibus, Modis tollendi obligationem ex Contractu,et de Jure in re sua alteri Constitutto, Veluti pignore, hypotheca et servitutibus, et nunc. wie vor.\" De Contractibus onerosis reliquis / De Contractibus, in aleam continent / De quasi Contractibus & Contractibus mixtis / De modis, quibus obligatio ex contractu tollitur / De Jure Pignoris & Hypothecae / De Servitutibus.\" --- SECHSTER BAND: Kleine Einrisse vorderes Rückengelenk. 1766. XX, 363 Seiten mit 918 §§. \"Pars sexta, de Dominio Utili in specie de Feudo, accedit doctrina de Interpretatione, De Jure ex Communione primaeva rediduo, de Officiis erga Mortuos, nondum Natos & Posteros nec non Eruditorum, et nunc wie vor. \" De Dominio utili & ejus speciebus quibusdam / De Feudo / De Interpretatione / De Jure ex communione primaeva residuo, & jure necessitatis in genere / De Officiis erga mortuos & Jure sepulturae / De nondum natis & Officiis erga posteros / De officiis & Jure Eruditorum\". --- 19 x 25 Cm. 4,2 Kg. Versand D: 5,50 EUR AUFKLÄRUNG PHILOSOPHIE RECHTSPHILOSOPHIE RATIONALISMUS NATURRECHT RECHT - PFLICHT STAATSRECHT RECHTSNATUR ALTE DRUCKE

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

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

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        MAP OF THE WORLD: DIE ZWO HÄLFTEN DER ERDKUGEL MIT EINIGEN ASTRONOMISCHEN BEZEICHNUNGEN ZUR KENNTNIS DES HIMMELS UND DES WELTGEBÄUDES ZU HABEN IN DER BIBELANSTALT IN ERLANG. ES SIND AUF DIESER KARTE ANGEBRACHT DIE NEUESTEN GEOGRAPHISCHEN ENTDECKUNGEN NEBS.

      - Detaillierte, altkolorierte Karte Weltkarte in zwei Hemisphären (Ø je 27 cm) von Johann Georg Klinger (1764-1806). Ober- und unterhalb der Weltkarte befinden sich detallierte, schematische Zeichnungen zum Sonnensystem sowie verschiedenen Himmelsphänomenen, wie Mond- und Sonnenfinsternis, Kometen, Saturn und Mond, dem Lauf der Erde um die Sonne und der Laufbahn des Mondes um die Erde. In der Darstellung des Sonnensystems ist der Planet Uranus an der Stelle eingezeichnet, an der ihn Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel (1738-1822) 1781 entdeckt hatte. Zudem befinden sich am oberen Rand zwei Lorbeer-Kartuschen mit dem Titel und der Nennung des Zeichners und Stechers des Blattes. Die ursprüngliche Angabe des Entstehungsjahres 1791, das in dem Exemplar der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek in München belegt ist, ist bei dem vorliegenden Stich mit einer ornamentalen Schmuckform überstochen worden (linke Kartusche). Das Blatt ist somit nach 1791 zu datieren. Der Künstler Johann Georg Klinger war der bekannteste Globenhersteller in Nürnberg am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Mechaniker und Drechsler Johann Bernhard Bauer (1752-1839) brachte Klinger ab 1790 Globen in verschiedenen Sprachen und Durchmessern heraus. Für seine Erdgloben benutzte er die Ergebnisse des britischen Weltumseglers James Cook (1728-1779), der zahlreiche Inseln im Pazifischen Ozean entdeckte sowie weitere Inseln vermaß und kartografierte. Auch die vorliegende Weltkarte betont die Entdeckungsreisen Cooks in besonderem Maße: Auf den beiden Hemissphärenhälften werden dessen Reiserouten und Stationen mit der jeweiligen Jahreszahl vermerkt sowie auch dessen gewaltsamer Tod in der Bucht von Kealakekua auf Hawaii im Februar 1779 angegeben. Zustand: etwas angestaubt, kaum fleckig, links 3 kleinere Einrisse hinterklebt, schwache Knickfalten, ansonsten gut erhalten.

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        ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, PASSED IN THE ISLAND OF ANTIGUA, FROM 1725 TO 1760. VOL. II. WITH A COMPLETE INDEX TO BOTH VOLUMES

      London: William Richardson and Samuel Clark, 1764.. xliii,xi,141pp. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Quite clean internally, very good. The laws of Antigua from 1725 to 1760, printed as a later continuation of the ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, PASSED IN THE CHARIBBEE LEEWARD ISLANDS..., published in 1734. This volume contains an index to the Leeward Islands laws, as well as to those laws printed here. Antigua, colonized by the British in the mid-17th century, served as a major sugar producer and hub for shipping in the West Indies. The laws include (among others) several acts passed concerning the military presence on the island, an act freeing two slaves, an act regulating the execution of slaves, and an act encouraging the importation of white servants. The American Revolutionary War caused a significant disruption in the sugar trade, and British sentiment against slavery further served to shift the economy of the island in the late 18th century. ^Only two copies in ESTC, at Harvard Law and the John Carter Brown Library. ESTC N503980.

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        A MAP OF THE MOST INHABITED PART OF NEW ENGLAND CONTAINING THE PROVINCES OF MASSACHUSETS BAY AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH THE COLONIES OF CONECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND, DIVIDED INTO COUNTIES AND TOWNSHIPS: THE WHOLE COMPOSED FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS AND ITS SITUATION ADJUSTED BY ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS

      London, 1764. Sheet size: of each 29 3/8 x 21 3/8 inches. Very good. The largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published, and one of the great maps of the east coast of America, by one of the greatest figures in 18th- century cartography: "Mead's contributions to cartography stand out...At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards" (Cumming, p.47). This is the grandest, most accurate and detailed map of New England produced during the British colonial period. It depicts the entire region from Long Island Sound up north to the line of 44'30 of latitude. While it shows that the coastal areas and the lower Connecticut Valley were well settled, areas of the interior, especially in New Hampshire and the future Vermont were just developing, with the early boundaries of townships having recently been established by surveyors. Importantly, this map contains two highly-detailed cartographic insets, one of the city of Boston (upper left), and another of Boston Harbor on the lower right sheet. The map is also adorned with a very handsome pictorial title cartouche, depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The present map is the first issue of the second edition of this work, and has been significantly updated from the original issue of 1755. The map's publisher, Thomas Jefferys was the leading British mapmaker of the mid-18th century. He became geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and then to King George III in 1760. He published a remarkable number of maps and charts, and is best known for his work, THE AMERICAN ATLAS (1775). This map's maker, John Green, was an intriguing and larger-than-life figure, who has been called "the genius behind Jefferys." In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th- century British map makers. Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland around 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and moved to London in 1717. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress, and assumed his alias after his release from prison. He worked with Ephraim Chambers on his UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that he "had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer...One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps...Mead's contributions to cartography stand out...At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit" (Cumming, p.45).

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        1. Kriegs-Ordonnanz [Kriegsordonnanz] der Bernerischen Land-Militz [Land-Miliz]; 2. Ausgedehnte Instruction für die Herren Land-Majoren; 3. Reglement, betreffend den Unterricht der Tamburen [Tambouren] von der Bernerischen Infanterie; 4. Eid und verkürzte Instruction für die Herren Land-Majoren.

      Bern, In Hoch-Obrigkeitlicher Druckerey 1764, bzw. gedrukt [sic] in der Hoch-Obrigkeitlichen Druckerey 1770, bzw. gedruckt in der hochobrigkeitlichen Buchdruckerey 1788, bzw. Gedrukt bey Brunner und Haller 1769. - Kl.-8° (17.5 x 11.5 cm; Seiten von Teil 1 in etwas kleinerem Format). 232 SS., 3 Bll. (Inhalt), 1 Falttabelle i. Anhang, bzw. 136 SS., bzw. 20 SS., 1 Bl. (Inhalt), bzw. 16 SS. Je 1 gest. Titelvignette (Berner Wappen), etwas gest. Buchschmuck. Druck a. Bütten. HLdr. d.Zt. (min. berieben u. bestossen) mit braun geflammten Deckeln. Vorderes fl.Bl. erg., Seiten unterschiedlich etwas knapp beschnitten, von Teil 1 unterschiedlich gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Etwas Alters- u. Lagerungs-, weniger eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, Teil 1 mit Besitzerstempel a. Titel u. Namenstempel verso. Gesamthaft weitgehend sauberes, recht gutes u. relativ gepflegtes Exemplar. Vgl. zu diesen Reglementen A. Zesiger, in: Feldmann/Wirz, Hsg., Schweizer Kriegsgeschichte, Heft 7, Bern 1918, Kap. 5, p. 49 ff., ?Die gedruckten Militärreglemente der eidg. Orte vor 1798?, Pos. 56 [Barth 25920], 65, 106 u. 63. ? Titel 1, ?Kriegs-Ordonnanz?, ein eigentliches ?Dienstreglement?, ist nicht zu verwechseln und nicht identisch mit dem im gleichen Jahr erschienenen ?Kriegs-Exercitium der bernerischen Land-Militz? (139 SS., 6 Bll.; Zesiger 57). ?Wir [.] thun kund hiemit; Daß Wir, zu Handhabung der erforderlichen Kriegs-Zucht und Gleichförmigkeit in dem Dienst, gut befunden, die Kriegs-Verordnungen Unserer Regiments-Vorfahren zu verbessern und zu vermehren; Mithin die nachstehende Ordonnanz für Unsere gesammte Militz abzufassen; mit dem Befehl an alle Stabs-Officiers, Hauptleute, auch übrige Ober- und Unter-Officiers und Soldaten, derselben nachzukommen, und in allen Vorfällen genau darob zu halten: Wie denn solches Unser ernstliche Will und Meynung ist. Geben in Unserer Grossen Raths-Versammlung den 2. Heumonat 1762.? (p. 3 f.). ? Titel 2, ?Ausgedehnte Instruction? ist gezeichnet ?Actum den ersten Hornung 1770. Aus Befehl Meiner Hochgeachten [sic] Gnädigen Herren der Kriegs-Räthe. Gottlieb Emanuel Haller, Kriegsrath-Schreiber? (p. 136). ? Als Besonderheit von Titel 3, Reglement der Tambouren, ist zu erwähnen, dass die Schlagvorgaben für die verschiedenen Ordonnanzen (?Trommelsignale?) nicht etwa in einer entsprechenden Noten- oder Taktschrift, sondern lautmalerisch in Silben verfasst sind: ?Rrrang / tatangtang / rrrang / tatangtang?, ?Rratatang / plangplaplang / plangplaplang?, ?Prramplam, plamplam, plamplam?, wenn nicht ?Prrrr / rrang / prrang? oder gar nur ?rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr? ?Wie man zu schlagen soll aufhoeren lassen : Auf ein gegebenes Zeichen [.] müssen sämtliche Tamburen das Schlagen mit einem Rrrang unterbrechen, welches im Augenblick des gegebenen Zeichens auf einmal mit einander geschehen soll, dergestalt, dass es scheine, als würde das Spiel von einem einzigen Tambur gerührt.? (p. 20). ? Titel 4, ?Eid und verkürzte Instruction? listet die generellen Verhaltensregeln für einen Land-Major (?Pflichtenheft? in 40 Punkten): ?Da es meinen Gnädigen Herren und Oberen, Räth und Burgeren beliebtet, dass ein jedes Regiment deutschen Lands, einen eigenen ihm gewidmeten Land-Major haben solle, so haben Hochdieselben folgende Sätze zur Instruction gesetzt, mit ernstlichem Befehl, denselben aufs genauste nachzuleben, und sie auf keine Weise zu überschreiten.? (p. 6). Dazu Pkt. XL: ?Ueberhaupt wird jeder Land-Major sich sein Departement aufs beste bekannt zu machen suchen, auch sich bestreben, das Herz, die Liebe und das Zutrauen seiner Untergebenen zu erwerben, wozu er allein durch eine anständige und gegen dem Volk allerdings geziemende Sanftmuth gelangen kan; so wie hingegen grobe Worte, Flüche oder gar Stokschläge dem Landmann sehr empfindlich und von Meinen Gnädigen Herren und Oberen aufs schärfste und bey Hochderoselben Ungnade verboten sind. Actum den 5. und 19. Julii 1769. Kriegs-Canzley Bern.? ?? Für das Berner Militär sehr bedeutende Sammlung höchst seltener Reglemente, die u.v.a. Aufschlüsse über Organisation, Hierarchie, Formalitäten, Disziplin, Sitten (auch: Strafen), Bräuche, Ausrüstung, Bewaffnung und Uniformen geben. So z.B. ?Welcher eine Weibs-Person, alt [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Psalms of David imitated in the language of the New Testament : and applied to the Christian state and worship : with the preface and Notes

      T. Longman / J. Buckland, 1764-01-01. Hardcover . Acceptable. 1793 printing. No covers, both missing. Starts with title page. Was leather. Spine terrible condition. Binding is holding. Ex library copy with some of the usual markings.

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        Autograph letter signed "V" to the avocate and poet Bernard Joseph Saurin (1706-1781).

      N. p., 28. II. 1764. - 3 pp. 4to. on double leaf. Black ink. The newest tragedy by Saurin, "Blanche et Guiscard, tragédie imitée de l'anglais de Tancred and Sigismunda de Thomson", gives Voltaire a reason to repeat his aversion to Shakespeare and English theatre: "Vous avez fait, monsieur, bien de l'honneur à ce Tomson. Je l'ai connu il y a quelque quarante années. S'il avait scu être un peu plus interessant dans ses autres pièces, et moins déclamateur, il aurait transformé le théâtre anglais, que Gilles Shakespear a fait naître et à gâté, mais ce Gilles Shakespear avec toute la barbarie et son ridicule, a comme Lopez de Véga des trais si naïfs et si vrais, et un fracas d'actions si imposant, que tous les raisonnements de Pierre Corneille sont à la glace en comparaison du tragique de ce Gilles [.] Les anglais on un autre avantage sur nous, c'est de se passer de la rime. Le mérite de nos grands poëtes est souvent dans la difficulté de la rime surmontée et le mérite des poëtes anglais est souvent dans l'expression de la nature [.] Vous savez il n'y a pas un mot de vrai dans l'histoire de Sigismunda et Guiscardo, mais je vous sais bon gré d'avoir donné des louanges à ce Mainfroid dont les papes [biffé et réécrit] ont dit tant de mal [.] Un temps viendra où la St Barthelémi sera un sujet de tragédie [.]". - Voltaire. Correspondance. Édition Theodore Besterman. Vol. VII. Paris: Gallimard, 1981, lettre 8186, pp. 589-590.

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        Le petit Atlas Maritime,Vol.II, L"amerique Meridionale, 1764 Bd. II- Südamerika,

      L"auteur,, - OLder m. Goldprägung zBellin, J.N., Le petit Atlas Maritime, recueil de cartes et plans des quatre parties du monde, Vol. II, contenant L"amerique Meridionale et ses details, hrsg. 1764, Paris, l"auteur, orig. gebunden in prachtvollen Ledereinband mit gut erhaltener Goldprägung auf Rücken, mit 89 Karten u. Plänen (komplett lt. Index) von Mittel- u. Südamerika, Mexiko, Brasilien, Peru, Chile u.a., Form. Folio Bellin war franz. Hydrograph der von der franz. Regierung im 18. Jhdt. beauftragt war, die damals bekannten Regionen d. Welt zu vermessen, das Resultat sind herrl. Atlanten (nur 1 Ausgabe). der vorliegende Atlas ist in Bestzustand, komplett u. äusserst rar!!!!!!!!! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Institutiones Catholicae in Modum Catecheseos 2 Bände (komplette Audgabe),

      Augsburg, Augustae Vindelicorum, 1764., - Institutiones Catholicae in Modum Catecheseos von Francisco Amato Pouget, editio post parisieneses et venetas in Germania prima, 2 Bde. (kompl. Ausgabe), hrsg. Augustae Vindelicorum (Augsburg), 1764; Folio, je 1 Titelvignette, Titelblatt in Rot- u. Schwarzdruck, OHlder m. dek. goldgepr. Rückentitel, 3-seitiger Rotschnitt, 824+811 S, seltene erste in Deutschland herausgegebene Ausgabe, (rar), Ecken best. u. Einbände leicht berieben sonst guter Zustand. rare Ausgabe Best.Nr.18711 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8000

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        Métaphysique de l'Ame ; ou Théorie des sentimens moraux, traduit de l'Anglois de M. Adam Smith, Professeur de Philosophie Morale, dans l'Université de Glasgow, par M.*** [Eidous].

      - Paris, Briasson, 1764. 2 volumes in-12, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de compartiments fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et bronze, tranches rouges (qqs traces de restaurations à la reliure), viii (i.e. vi), 302 p. et (4), 370, (2) p. de privilège, qqs rouss. Rare première édition française de ‘The Theory of Moral Sentiments’ et première apparition d’un texte d’Adam Smith en français. C’est le baron d’Holbach qui conseilla à Marc-Antoine Eidous, ami de Diderot, traducteur et encyclopédiste, de se charger de cette traduction. Hume, qui résidait à Paris, prévint Smith qui recommanda de se baser sur la seconde édition (1761) de son ouvrage. Finalement publiée en 1764 chez Briasson, l'un des principaux éditeurs de l'Encyclopédie, l'oeuvre ne rencontra pas le succès public escompté et le livre fut diffusé confidentiellement. Il fallut attendre dix années (1774) pour qu'une seconde traduction voie le jour (cf G. Faccarello & P. Steiner, ‘La diffusion de l’oeuvre d’Adam Smith en langue française’). Infime galerie de ver en marge de quelques feuillets du prem. tome. (Conlon, 'Siècle des Lumières', 64:1225. Goldsmiths, 10057. Higgs, 3089. Vanderblue collection of Smithiana, p. 41). Très bon exemplaire, bien relié à l'époque, grand de marges (168 x 108 mm), imprimé sur beau papier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 & rectified. By His Majesties (sic) Special Command Appointed to be read in Churches; [bound with] Apocrypha; [bound with] The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Newly translated out of the Original Greek: and with the former translations [etc].

      Oxford Printed by Mark Baskett Printer to the University & 1764 - Lge. 8vo., engraved title-page, n. d., dedication (A) with index to verso, full collation: A-Hhh8, Iii1-6, A-L8, [Iii]7-8, Kkk-Bbbb8, Cccc4, bound with 88 leaves of Apocrypha between Iii6 and Iii7, a total of 660 leaves of text, ownership inscriptions to front endpapers (one page appears to be crudely excised), from the Rev. William John Copeland, Latin quotation from The Confessions of St. Augustine 6.11.18 and a quote from Pascal; followed by two Greek quotes concerning death, probably from Plato, two further Greek passages concerning Jesus, &c. and two more passages in Greek about death, one marked as 'Chrys'; ownership inscription of 'Charlotte Mumford Aprill (sic) th24 1773' and 'The Gift of Sr Anty Aldry Bart' [?], final inscription on verso of front free endpaper, in English, quoting Thomas Wilson, Bishop of Sodor and Man; age-browning throughout, more marked in some areas, else remarkably clean, contemporary morocco with intricate gilt panels to covers and spine panels, all edges gilt, worn, outer top corner to upper board bumped, extremities rubbed but overall sound, a handsome example. A full translation and transcript of the ink inscriptions is available on request. ESTC T210851, copies found in the Bodelian Library, York Minster Library, Yale University and others; Darlow & Moule, copy listed does not include the Apocrypha. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée (1793) / Guerre de Vendée (Stofflet)

      - WOIRGARD Charles-Victor Beaurgard dit(1764-1810). Général de brigade français. Lettre signée, Concourson-sur-Layon (Maine-et-Loire), 6 nivôse an III (26 décembre 1794), au conventionnel Charles Cochon de Lapparent, 2 pages in-4, en-tête imprimé « Le général de brigade Beaurgard » avec vignette gravée sur bois. Petite déchirure angulaire. Très intéressante lettre sur la Guerre de Vendée au moment où s’ouvrent des négociations de paix entre les insurgés royalistes et le Convention. « C’est copie d’une proclamation de monsieur Stoflet, vice roi de Vendée ( ) pour terminer cette malheureuse guerre, il faut cette discipline sévère » « Au représentant du peuple Cochon Je profite Représentant de la permission que tu as bien voulu m’accorder de t’écrire, et te rendre compte de ce qui se passe à l’armée de l’ouest. Elle est maintenant disciplinée et il ne ce commet plus ses horreurs qui de tous tems ont révolté l’honnête homme. Le gal en chef Canclaux (Jean-Baptiste Canclaux) mérite la confiance de toute l’armée, et avec de pareille chef on ne peut opérer que le bien. Le soldat républicain sera toujours ce que sera son chef. Les brigands ne paraissent point disposé à se rendre. Nous avons eux plusieurs pour-parler avec eux ; dont plusieurs de nos camarades ont été victimes de leur trop de confiance, et ont péri par leur zêle à leur faire sentir que la Convention ne leur accordait cette amnistie que par acte d’humanité et non par crainte. J’ai été obligé de défendre sous les peines les plus sévères tous colloques avec eux. Je te fais passer une pièce originale en son espèce. C’est copie d’une proclamation de monsieur Stoflet, vice roi de Vendée, cmdt en chef les armées de l’Anjou et du Haut-Poitou ; par sa lecture tu verras qu’ils sont loing de se rendre (j’entends les chefs) ( ) Conformément aux intentions du comité de salut public, nous avons parvenus à mettre les vertus à l’ordre du jour dans l’armée de l’Ouest, et nos braves frères d’armes commance à sentir comme vous représentans que pour terminer cette malheureuse guerre, il faut cette discipline sévère où nous les maintenons ( ) Beaurgard ». Beaurgard sert à Jemmapes et Neerwinden, et devient général de brigade provisoire le 12 avril 1793, confirmé le 30 avril 1793. Suspendu de ses fonctions en octobre 1793, il est emprisonné puis remis en liberté en août 1794 et retrouve son grade. À l’armée de l’Ouest, il est destitué en 1796, par Hoche, pour avoir favorisé le pillage et l’indiscipline. Mais il est blanchi par un conseil de guerre et retrouve son grade en décembre 1796. Son nom est inscrit sur l’arc de triomphe à Paris. Au printemps 1794, les colonnes infernales de Turreau avaient été dissoutes et des mesures prises pour cantonner les soldats et interdire les pillages. Sous la Convention thermidorienne, les représentants en mission et les nouveaux chefs militaires (Hoche et Canclaux) appliquent une politique de clémence à l’égard des insurgés. Les prisonniers sont relâchés et les insoumis amnistiés. Le 23 décembre 1794, la Convention autorise les représentants en mission à négocier avec les chefs royalistes. Le 28 janvier 1795, Stofflet demande le rétablissement du trône dans un manifeste contresigné par l’abbé Bernier. Un accord de paix est néanmoins conclu le 17 février 1795 (paix de La Jaunaye). Stofflet ne reconnaitra jamais cette paix et accusera Charrette d’avoir trahi la Vendée.

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        Abrégé du Dictionnaire des cas de conscience, dans lequel on trouve un grand nombre de remarques & de nouvelles décisions; on y joint les Résolutions latines imprimées à Ferrare, avec la critique, par M Collet

      Paris, chez les Libraires Associés, 1764. 2 vols. Large 4to (26,5x21,5 cm). Contemporary marbled calf, spines finely gilt in compartments, with ribbons, with red and green morocco title-labels, handmarbled endpapers, edges red painted. - Corners very sl. frotted, but over all a fine set. The work is divided in 3 parts: Vol.1, part 1: xii pp. and 566 columns,(i blank) p.; Vol. 1, part 2: 740 columns, (i blank) p.; Vol. 2: (iv) pp., 1354 columns, (iii) pp. - Good interior condition, only nine or ten small spots.

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        Uso della tavola parabolica nella misura delle acque correnti destinate all'innaffiamento delle terre. Esposto dal P. D. Francesco Maria De Regi chierico regolare di S. Paolo per regolamento dell'acque nel Ducato di Mantova d'ordine di Sua Eccellenza Carlo Conte e Signore di Firmian

      Per Giuseppe Richino Malatesta, Milano 1764 - In 4, pp. (8) + 78 + (36) con 1 tav. f.t. ripiegata incisa all'acq. P. pg. coeva. Freschissimo esemplare. Edizione originale della piu' importante opera di questo scienziato lombardo, testimonianza degli studi di idraulica legati alla regimentazione delle acque in Lombardia e, in particolare, nel Mantovano. Questo sistema permetteva di misurare le quantita' di acqua all'uscita di una data sezione. Questi studi sono il perfezionamento di quelli precedenti del Grandi. Riccardi, I, 345. ITA

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        HUDIBRAS, in Three Parts.with Large Annotations and Preface By Zachary Grey

      for C. Hitch, G. Hawkins and Others, London 1764 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 20% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** 2nd edition in two volumes, 424pp., index, 446pp., index, engraved frontispiece by Vertue in volume one of Butler with an engraved plates by Hogarth, bound in original full calf, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, red and green morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, front free endpaper loose, contemporary armorial bookplate of William Danby. It was these illustrations which Horace Walpole notes "marked him, Hogarth, as a man above the common" and established his reputation. Grey's annotated edition first appeared in 1744, and held first place for a half centruy. A beautiful set, internally fresh. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage de Figaro en Espagne

      Saint-Malo, 1764. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. In contemporary plain boards, worn but sound. Old signature to front endpaper, small marginal repair to first numbered text leaf, scattered light browning. xvi, 286, (1)pp. More a novel than travel book, Fleuriot uses the frame of a travel memoir to attack the old institutions of Spain and Europe. An important enlightenment work, it drew the ire of Charles III and was banned - which only increased its popularity; six editions were published by 1803. Jefferson and Franklin's libraries each had a copy - the first edition is rare. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 045534.

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        Baronagium Genealogicum; or the Pedigrees of the English Peers.

      London: Engraved and Printed for the Author and sold by Messrs. Fletcher and Co. 1764 - 5 vols., folio (47 x 30.cm.). Contemporary mottled calf, sides with gilt rolled tooled borders, spines gilt decorated with raised bands. and twin black and red labels, marbled endpapers. Leaves numbered 2-5, & 1-81; 82-192; 193- 309; 310-405; 406-506 plus Supplement, Index and list of Subscribers. Vol. 4 title page misnumbered Vol.III, as normal, leaves numbered 461-64 in vol. V bound upside down. Bindings a little rubbed at extremities, upper joints of Vols 3 & 4 cracked. A very few plates slightly tanned but the overwhelming majority clean and fresh. Each volume with engraved title, engraved dedication and a total of 222 (31, 43, 48, 46, 54) finely engraved coats of arms (including 3 double page), interspersed with the engraved genealogical tables. Not including the sixth Supplementary volume published later, 1784. Only this final volume carries a date on the title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Philosophique ou Introduction a la Connoissance de l'Homme. Nouvelle edition revue, corrigée et augmentée considérablement

      Paris, chez Durand et chez Guillyn, de l'Imprimerie de Moreau, 1764. 4to. menor; XIV-576 pp. Encuadernación de la época en piel, con lomera nervada y tejuelo. El exquisito Inspector de Librerías en Nimes y Profesor de Historia en el Collège Royal de Toulouse recoge pasajes de Michaud, Vauvenargues, Duclos, D'Alembert y otros en un intento de distinguir lo que hay de bueno y de malo en el hombre, lo que contribuye o se opone al bienestar, tratando, en orden alfabético asuntos tales como la felicidad, la política, los vicios y virtudes, placeres y pasiones, profundizando en las cualidades de del corazón y la mente. - # Cioranescu I, 19510. # Barbier II, 981.

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        Voyage au tour du monde, fait dans les années 1740, 41, 42, 43 & 44. - Traduit de l'anglois. Sec. éd., 4 Bde.

      Paris Comp des libraires 1764 - XXXIV, 2 Bll., 268 SS.; 194 SS.; 227 SS.; 320 SS., 35 SS.; m. zusammen 35 mehrf. gefalt. Kst.- Karten bzw. Kst.- Ansichten, kl.- 8°, GLdr. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden m. 2 farb. Rsch. u. Rvg. ( l. ber. u. best. ) Vgl. Borba de Moraes I, 39; Sabin 1625 ff.; Cox I, 49 f. - Die Erstausgabe erschien 1748 in London. - Der Band 3 mit einem Wurmgang ( SS.160-200) ohne Abbildungen oder Text zu beeinträchtigen. - Nur minimal gebräunt und sauber. Sehr schön erhaltene Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal of the Votes and Proceedings

      1764. Signed. (COOPER, James Fenimore) (NEW YORK).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 of September, 1743. WITH: Journal of the Votes and Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Colony of New-York. Began the 8th Day of November, 1743; and Ended the 23rd of December, 1765.New York: Hugh Gaine, 1764, 1766.Two volumes.First edition of this ?"cornerstone of New York and American colonial history,?" an exceptional association copy inscribed by James Fenimore Cooper and dated by him: ?"May 1845,?" additionally inscribed by his brothers, son and grandson. This first edition of the Journals represents the first collected publication of the New York Assembly?'s landmark petitions against the Sugar Act, claiming the right ?"to secure that great Badge of English Liberty, of being taxed only with our own Consent.?"This outstanding association copy of the pre-Revolutionary Journals of the New York General Assembly was in the Cooper family for decades before being received by James Fenimore Cooper in 1845. Featuring a remarkable series of familial inscriptions in both volumes, these Journals were given to Cooper by his brother, then passed along to the author?'s son and grandson. A writer who ?"consistently stressed the significance of American politics and culture?" and reflected this passion in both his fiction and many histories, Cooper ?"secured his place as the first true American novelist?" with his third novel The Pioneers (1823), which featured the character Major Hartman, modeled after Hendrick Frey, the family friend who first presented these Journals to Cooper?'s brother Richard in 1812 (Introduction, American Democrat).In addition to this extraordinary provenance, the Journals represent the first printing of the ?"most important legal collection of its time, and a cornerstone of New York and American colonial history?" (Jenkins). Covering the proceedings of the first permanent Assembly of the New York colony from its initial meeting on April 9, 1691 through December 23, 1765, the Journals were invaluable to Cooper?'s work, for he systematically consulted ?"authentic publick records, private documents, more especially those in possession of the Cooper family?" (Chronicles of Coopertown, 3). Significantly this pre-Revolutionary chronicle also provides a detailed ?"constitutional history of New York?" (Marke 80), especially the Assembly?'s role in leading the movement toward independence. Of special note are accounts of the Assembly?'s heated dispute with the Crown on the judiciary, its resistance to the Currency and Sugar Acts, and its bold assertion of September 11, 1764, in which the Assembly asserted its right ?"to secure that great Badge of English Liberty, of being taxed only with our own Consent… and also in pointing out to the Ministry, the many Mischiefs arising from the Act, commonly called, the Sugar Act?" (II:749-50, italics in text). That frank objection emerged again in petitions introduced over the coming months—such as that of October 18, in which the Assembly claimed the right to ?"an Exemption from the Burthen of all Taxes not granted by themselves,?" and in one voice warned of ?"tragical Consequences?" should Parliament continue in ?"divesting us of the Right to tax ourselves?" (II:776-7). As such, the Journals?' petitions for the ?"right not to be taxed for revenue by Parliament are among the great state papers of the pre-Revolutionary period?" (Knollenberg, 189).Benedict 368. Evans 9756, 10418. Jenkins 175 (Volume I). Sabin 53719. OCLC lists 44 copies.Light foxing and dampstaining. Expert restoration to contemporary sheep and labels.

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        Poème autographe "Fable" / Fable satirique contre LOUIS XVI et MARIE-ANTOINETTE

      - GRACCHUS BABEUF (1764-1797) Jounaliste et penseur révolutionnaire. Poème autographe, Fable, 1 page et demie in-8. Très rare et curieuse fable satirique contre Louis XVI et Marie-Antoinette (47 vers). Ancienne collection Philippe Zoummeroff. « Chassons, se dirent-ils du trône, Cette drôlesse et ce butor, Et nous donnerons la couronne, Au puiné qui plaint notre sort » « Le lion, de toute antiquité, Jouissait de la royauté Sur le peuple qu’on nomme bête : Mais Jupiter se mit en tête Voulant favoriser ces pauvres animaux De les changer de Maitre et soulager leurs maux Il donna donc à ce peuple bonace Un nouveau Maître d’une nouvelle race. Un tigre, dira t-on ? Non ! C’était un anon. Animal entêté, mais nullement sévère, Simple, bon, mais faible, voilà son caractère Encor s’il se fut contenté De s’accoupler en parenté Avec jeune et gentille anesse Mais son épouse était tigresse Haïssant ses propres sujets Sur-tout libertine à l’excès Pour gouverner avec licence Il lui fallut des favoris Et dans la plus abjecte engeance Ces êtres vils furent tous pris ( ) Elle avait mis au Ministère Un paon le plus vain des oiseaux Qui pour la flatter et lui plaire De tout l’aidait à s’emparer Le peuple ne put subsister Et bientôt perdant patience Cria contr’elle et son anon Et envoie faire remontrance Au dit seigneur Aliboron (l’âne des Fables de La Fontaine) Mais maudite fut l’ambassade Il répond par une ruade. Aussitôt le peuple irrité De cet abus d’autorité Cessant alors d’être fidèle Prit le parti d’être rebelle D’agneaux qu’ils avaient été tous Ils devinrent autant de loups. Chassons, se dirent-ils du trône Cette drôlesse et ce butor Et nous donnerons la couronne, Au puîné qui plaint notre sort ». Il est difficile de dater ce document. Néanmoins, Babeuf pourrait évoquer dans cette fable la nomination de Loménie de Brienne en 1787 en qualité de Contrôleur général des finances. Ce dernier était très proche de Marie-Antoinette (elle appuya sa nomination) et Babeuf écrit : « Elle avait mis au Ministère / Un paon le plus vain des oiseaux ». Aussi, le dernier vers « Au puîne qui plaint notre sort » peut laisser penser que ce poème a été écrit avant 1792 puisque Babeuf conclut que le peuple donnera sa couronne à Louis-Stanislas-Xavier (le puîné, futur Louis XVIII). Cette conclusion assez étonnante compte tenu de la pensée babouvienne, laisse penser que ce texte a été rédigé avant la radicalisation politique du révolutionnaire. Enfin, les vers évoquant une « remontrance » et une « ambassade » peuvent-ils se rapporter aux Etats-Généraux ? Si cela était le cas, cette fable aurait été écrite autour de 1790/1791. Babeuf a été la tête pensante de la Conjuration des Égaux (1797) dont le but était de continuer la Révolution et d’aboutir à la collectivisation des terres et des moyens de production via l’abolition de la propriété privée. Arrêté en mai 1796, Gracchus Babeuf est guillotiné le 27 mai 1797. Marx et Engels ont reconnu dans la démarche de Babeuf une première manifestation historique et « agissante » d’un groupuscule communiste et dans l’homme et sa pensée, un précurseur du socialisme.

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        Traité de géométrie theorique et pratique, a l'usage des artistes:

      Paris , CHEZ CH. ANT. JOMBERT, LIBRAIRE DU ROI POUR L'ARTILLERIE e LE GÉNIE, À L'IMAGE NOTRE-DAME, 1764 - Par Sebastien Leclerc, Chevalier Romain, Dessinateur e Graveur du Cabinet du Roi, Professeur de Géométrie e de Perspective dans l'Académie Royale de Peinture e de Sculpture. Nouvelle Edition. Con 39 tavole ripiegate e 16 incisioni a piena pagina. 8vo. pp. 232. . Molto buono (Very Good). Pagine leggermente brunite e con sporadiche macchie scure. Tre fori di tarlo al dorso (Pages slightly browned to edges). . . Rilegato pelle (leather binding) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Julie Mandeville EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1764. Fine. Chez Duchesne, à Paris 1764, In 12 (9x16,5cm), (4) 240pp. et (4) 204pp., relié. - First Edition. Quite rare. A frontispiece unsigned. Full mottled calf time. Smooth back adorned; wheels tail. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco. Small tear upper joint of Volume I. Pretty copies, with the name ROGER golden on the top plate. English novel in letters in the style and continuity of vogue launched by Pamela Richardson. Though denigrated by Voltaire, sentimental and tragic novel set in the English nobility had some success. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Assez rare. Un frontispice non signé. Reliure en plein veau d'époque marbrée. Dos lisse orné ; roulettes en queue. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Petit accroc mors supérieur du tome I. Jolies exemplaires, avec le nom ROGER doré sur le plat supérieur. Roman anglais en lettres dans le goût et la continuité de la vogue lancée par Richardson avec Pamela. Bien que dénigré par Voltaire, ce roman sentimental et tragique se déroulant au sein de la noblesse anglaise eut un certain succès.

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        Rhats Prothocoll Deß Churfrtl. Marckhts Geißlhöring de Anno 1764 (und 1765). Original-Manuskript.

      Geiselhöring, 1764-1765.. Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier, 70 Blatt eng beschrieben. 31,5 x 20,5 cm, Halbleinen der Zeit mit Rücken- und Titelschild.. Protokoll des Rates von Geiselhöring, das bereits 1287 zum Markt erhoben wurde und seit dem 16. Jahrhundert für seine bedeutenden Märkte bekannt ist. Ein wichtiges Zeugnis aus dem Leben und der Verwaltung des bayrischen Ortes um die Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts. - Einband fleckig, berieben. Anfangs oben wasserrandig. Die Tinte etwas verblasst. Sauberes Exemplar.

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        Historia materiae medicae. editio nova correctior ac emendatior

      Apud Tobiam Goebhard, Francofurti et Lipsiae 1764 - Legatura inizi 900 in tela con titolo oro al ds. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Ottimi interni, con rare fioriture. Provenienza: Birmingham Medical Institute (scritta oro al piede del ds. e timbretti). Opera rara che distingue i medicamenti derivanti dal regno vegetale, dal regno animale e dal regno minerale. Blake, p. 476. 8vo (cm. 16,7), 4 cc.nn., 404 pp., 18 cc.nn.

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        Schwedischen Birgitte auserhalb Schweden besonders in Teutschland mit Urkunden und Kupferstichen herausgegeben von Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Freyherr von Nettelbla.

      Frankfurt und Ulm, (Johann Conrad Kohler?), 1764. 4:o. (28),+ 198,+ (4) s.+ 5 grav. planscher. Svag återkommande fuktrand i övre hörn, planscherna delvis skurna inom ram. Modernt halvpergamentband med rygg av äldre antifonarieblad och pärmarna överdragna med inkunabelblad, äldre blåa snitt. Ur Eivind Hasslers bibliotek, med hans exlibris. Warmholtz 2264. Första upplagan, en andra kom 1766. Christian Nettelbladt (1696-1775) var av tysk släkt men född i Stockholm. Han var professor i juridik i Greifswald och producerade en mängd såväl juridiska som historiska arbeten. Mest känd är han för den stora urkundsamlingen "Schwedische Bibliothec", som utkom i fem delar mellan 1728 och 1736. Han adlades Nettelbla 1746. Denna bok om birgittinerkloster utanför Sverige är utgiven av författarens son, Carl Fredrik Wilhelm Nettelbla, som var justitieråd i Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Följande kloster behandlas: Syon i England, Marienboo i Danmark, Munkalyf i Norge, Mariendal i Reval, Marienwolde i Lübeck, Marien-Cron i Stralsund, Mariensforst och Syon i Köln, Marienbaum i Schlesvig, Gnadenberg i Obenpfalz, Maria Altomünster i Bajern och Mariameyingen i Oettingen. Planscherna föreställer bl.a. birgittinerdräkt, ordenskors och ordenssigill

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        Manuscript Document. In Spanish, on paper

      Santa Fe de Bogotá Folio, [1] p.. 2 March 1764 Clavijo has received the exclusive license to sell aguardiente ("fire water") to the inns along the Rio Arzobispo including as far as the inns Tibatia and Suba and here acknowledges he must sell 51 "bjas" at 8 peso per unit. Thus he owes the Administrator of Aguardiente 408 pesos every year even if he fails to sell his quota. Clavijo did not know how to write so Pedro Arias signed for him. Very good condition. Written in a clear, easy-to-read hand.

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        THE CASE OF THE PROVINCES OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY AND NEW- YORK. RESPECTING THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN THE TWO PROVINCES

      Boston: Printed by Green and Russell, 1764.. 30pp. and leaf with table. Stitched as issued. A fine, uncut copy. In a cloth slipcase with bookplates of Matt B. Jones and Harrison D. Horblit on the chemise. The dispute over the New York and Massachusetts border went back to the period of Dutch control in the latter colony, and had remained an issue through a century of British control of both provinces. Hutchinson, as governor of Massachusetts, moved to resolve the question. Here he sets out the position of Massachusetts in the discussion. Quite rare. Howes states that only five complete copies are known, though there are several more copies listed in ESTC. Goodspeed's sold the present copy in 1941, from the Matt B. Jones collection. HOWES H850, "b." SABIN 34068. EVANS 9731. STREETER SALE 697.

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        La nouvelle Héloïse ou lettres de deux amans

      1764. relié. DeCollection. Neuchatel et Paris chez Duchesne, 1764. 4 volumes In/8 en maroquin rouge d?'époque, dos à nerfs et caissons dorés, pièces de titres vertes, doré sur trois tranches, triple filets dorés sur les plats, nouvelle édition corrigée et augmentée de 12 figures en taille-douce et d?'une table des matières, 1 frontispice par Cochin, gravé par de Longueil. Quelques taches et auréoles. Cohen col. 520. 4 vol. 8vo in full red contemporary morocco, raised bands with gilt panels, green labels, gilt edges, triple fillets on boards, new edition reviewed in addition with 12 plates, 1 frontispiece by Cochin engraved by Longueil. Some spots & and waterstains.

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        Traité des odeurs suite du traité de la distillation EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Nyon, Saugrain, 1764. Fine. Chez Nyon, Saugrain, à Paris 1764, In-12 (9,5X17,5cm), (4) Vi-viij, 528pp., relié. - First edition, rare, this treaty on cosmetics including perfumes. This edition is much rarer than the Treaty of distillation published in 1753. Copy the arms of the Duke of Arenberg, the Holy Roman Empire. Full calf marbled time. Back to nerves decorated horseshoes onion boxed. boards smoothies weapons. A slight lack in the lower jaw cap head and nerves in the upper jaw. A slot on the top 1cm at the top jaw. Slight hitch in mind. Good copy. Rich set of valuable recipes for concocting perfumes, creams and ointments to enhance and preserve the beauty of all body parts (nails, eyes, hair, skin, etc.). Bookplate engraved nineteenth arms of the Dukes of Arenberg, with numbers of library cartridges. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, rare, de ce traité sur les cosmétiques dont les parfums. Cette édition s'avère beaucoup plus rare que le traité de distillation paru en 1753. Exemplaire aux armes des duc d'Arenberg, du Saint Empire romain germanique. Reliure en plein veau d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné de fers à l'oignon caissonnés. Plats frappés aux armes. Un léger manque au mors inférieur en coiffe de tête et aux nerfs au mors supérieur. Une fente sur 1cm au mors supérieur en tête. Léger accroc en tête. Un travail de ver avec petite perte de texte portant atteinte à la marge haute d'une quarantaine de feuillets. Bon exemplaire. Riche ensemble de précieuses recettes pour concocter parfums, crème et onguents afin d'améliorer et préserver la beauté de toutes les parties du corps humain (ongles, yeux, cheveux, peau, etc.). Ex-libris gravé du XVIIIème aux armes des ducs d'Arenberg, avec des numéros de bibliothèque dans les cartouches.  

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        or, Entertaining Museum. Containing a great variety of original essays, in prose and verse, with a number of moral, political and entertaining pieces; extracted from the most remarkable pamphlets, magazines, &c. &c. which have appeared in the course of this work. With an alphabetical index to the whole

      Birmingham: printed by and for J. Sketchley, sworn appraiser, auctioneer, and salesman, in the High-Street; and sold by Mr. Luckman, printer in Coventry; Mr. Pryse, Shrewsbury; Mr. Clare, Bewdley; Mr. Guest, Dudley; Mr. Taylor, Kidderminster; . Miss Cardale, Stourbridge; Mr. Stedman, postmaster, Bridgdorth[sic]; Mr. Sambrook, postmaster, Shiffnal; and most of the booksellers in town and country. [1764-] 1765. Two vols. in one, the complete run of 40 issues, 8vo., various paginations*, with a large folding plan (of a trial at Westminster Hall), a little general light foxing and some minor soiling but overall in good or very good condition in old half calf gilt over marbled boards, skilfully rebacked and labelled. An exceptionally rare provincial periodical. Crane & Kaye 1053. Times Handlist 219. NCBEL II: 1353. ESTC locates copies at Birmingham Central Libraries together with a seriously defective BL set and an imperfect set at Bournemouth (Dorset County Lib.) BUCOP also records the set at Birmingham Public Lib. Not in Union List. Not in OCLC. * Our set has been collated with great care. It runs from 10 May 1764 to 7 November 1765 (as is correct) and appears to lack a total of only 5 leaves (2 leaves from vol.I no.18, a further 2 from vol.I no.25 and the final leaf of vol.II no.15). These few faults, however, suggest that this set may be closer to completeness than any other set now extant. The Birmingham Register> was a biweekly periodical running in all to some 40 issues during its publication life. It includes essays, anecdotes, selections reprinted from other journals such as The Monitor> and the continuation of the North Briton>; with a Historical Memoir> in each issue including domestic and foreign news, prices of stocks, bankrupts; and with poetry selections. (In this set, the Historical Memoir> for each issue has been bound in sequentially in the second half of the volume).

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        Geschichte der Kunst des Altertums. 1-2.

      - Dresden, Walterischen Hof-Buchhandlung, 1764. 4to. III-LII,+ 312; 313-431,+ (31) pp. With 2 engr. vignettes and 22 engravings in the text. Minor foxing. Bound together with: WINCKELMANN, Johann Joachim. Anmerkungen über die Geschichte des Alterthums. 1-2. Dresden, Walterischen Hof-Buchhandlung, 1767. 4to. (6),+ XVI,+ (6),+ 84; (2),+ 85-127,+ (13) pp. Foxing. Worn contermporary half calf, gilt spine with raised band and labels, marbled edges. One label rubbed. Traces of a removed book plate. Vinet 1255. Ruppert p. 16. PMM 210. First edition. The first leaf (2R1) to part two is cancelled (as usual) and replaced by the title-leaf. The titel leaf to part two was printed together with the preliminaries to part one. Första upplagan av Winckelmanns huvudverk och ett av de viktigare konsthistoriska arbetena överhuvudtaget. Titelbladet till del två trycktes tillsammans med preliminärbladen till del ett och något smutstitelblad till del ett finns alltså inte. Första bladet (2R1) till del två är kancellerat som vanligt och ersatt med titelbladet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison. In a Series of Letters published from the Originals, by the Author of Pamela and Clarissa. FIRST EDITION IN CONTEMPORARY MOTTLED CALF

      Printed for S. Richardson; and sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, in Pater-Noster Row [and several others] 1764 7 vols., sm. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpapers; most attractively bound in contemporary full mottled calf, backs with five raised bands, second compartments with leather labels lettered and ruled in gilt, third compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, sprinkled red fore - edges, backstrips mildly age - scuffed (but all gilt wholly legible) and chipped at some heads and tails, some corners lightly bruised, some joints cracked (but all bindings entirely sound) else a very good, crisp, clean set. The following points apply: vol. I wants front free endpaper, leather label chipped by half; vol. IV complete with publisher's advertisement leaf at end; vol.VI wants front free endpaper; single worm hole in lower blank margin from title to B9; vol. VII title bears the additional wording 'To which is added, an Historical and Characteristical Index. As also, a Brief History, authenticated by Original Letters, of the Treatment which the Editor has met with from certain Booksellers and Printers in Dublin. Including Observations on Mr. Faulkner's Defence of himself, published in his Irish News - Paper of Nov. 3 1753'. A most attractive copy, ideal as a gift or for presentation. SCARCE IN THE FIRST EDITION. Rothschild 1752; sale I, 32; II, 261.

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        Lettres écrites de la montagne

      à Amsterdam: chez Marc Michel Rey, 1764. Fine. chez Marc Michel Rey, à Amsterdam 1764, 2 parties en un Vol. In-8 (12x20cm), (10) 334pp. ; (2) 226pp. (2), relié. - Counterfeiting published on the same date as the original, and who does difere by references to first and second parts mentioned in title pages, as well as the four boxes that are Rectified without special markers. This edition is not described by Dufour "Bibliographic research on printed works of JJ Rousseau." Binding full marbled calf blond time. Back smooth decorated. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Contrefaçon rare parue à la même date que l'originale, et presque en tout point conforme, et qui n'en difère que par les mentions de première et deuxième parties mentionnées aux pages de titre, ainsi que par les quatre cartons qui sont réctifiés sans repères particuliers. Cette édition n'est pas décrite par Dufour : "Recherches bibliographiques sur les oeuvres imprimées de J. J. Rousseau". Reliure en plein veau d'époque blond marbré. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et seconde pièce en maroquin havane. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Frottements. Travail de vers au mors inférieur sur 1,5cm. Bel exemplaire, bien frais. Les lettres de la montagne sont originellement une réponse aux Lettres de la campagne écrite par le procureur Tronchin de Genève, dans lesquelles celui-ci s'expliquait sur le mandat d'arrestation de Rousseau. L'auteur tout en défendant sa position, y développe deux idées essentielles, sa vision d'un christianisme éclairé, fondé sur le respect des idées évangéliques, et une notion de la liberté politique dans laquelle la souverainété de la loi est supérieure et nécessaire à la liberté des hommes, sans laquelle il n'y aurait pas de vraie liberté pour chacun et pour tous. Le livre fut condamné et par Genève et par Paris.  

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        Théâtre de Pierre Corneille, avec des commentaires &c. &c. &c.

      First printing of this beautiful edition of the plays of Corneille by Voltaire, illustrated with 34 figures by Plover and engraved by Baquoy Lemire, Lempereur, of Longueuil, and a frontispiece by Peter, engraved by Watelet. It is pursued not only for his comments but for illustration of Voltaire.Full speckled calf Empire Doll signed, in the "Back to Egypt" style. Smooth back adorned with an iron oil lamp repeated three times, and another of a lion standing double tail; lace, threads and golden dotted, golden eagles, wings, along with rats, snakes, rabbits and deer coaching flat, geometric lace coaching contreplats, golden wheels on cuts and caps garlands. All slices browned. Light foxing around the edges of some endpapers. Friction on the dishes. Some rubbed caps, caps two partially missing. Few scuffs and wormholes.Fine copy in a binder Empire. With Bozérian and Thouvenin, Doll is one of the major bookbinders period 1790 - 1830."Nice edition that Voltaire had printed by subscription in Cramer brothers in Geneva, accompanying comments, to endow a descendant of the great Corneille, he had collected. All over Europe took part "(Henry Cohen: Guide book lover with engravings of the eighteenth century, 255). The two famous names of Corneille and Voltaire waved across Europe to consider the names of the subscribers, starting with the King of France himself. S.n. [Cramer] S.l. [Genève] 1764 12 tomes en 12 vol. in-8 (12,5x19cm) (1f. fx-tit.) (1f. front.) (1f. tit) (2f. épit. err.) 454pp. (1f.tab.) et (1f. fx-tit.) (1f. front.) (1f. tit) (1f. err.) (4f. épit.) 413pp. (1p.tab) 9pp. supplément (1f. avis) et (1f. fx-tit.) (1f. front.) (1f. tit) (1f. errata) 508 pp. (1f. tab.) et (1f 12 volumes reliés

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