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        THE TALES OF THE GENII: OR, THE DELIGHTFUL LESSONS OF HORAM THE SON OF ASMAR. Faithfully Translated from the Persian Manuscript; and Compared with the French and Spanish Editions Published at Paris and Madrid. By Sir Charles Morell, Formerly Ambassador from the British Settlements in India to the Great Mogul

      London: Printed for J. Wilkie, in St. Paul's Church-Yard,. 1764. Small quarto, two volumes: pp. [i-iii] iv [v] vi-viii [ix] x-xxix [xxx: blank] [1] 2-354; [i-ii] [1] 2-406 [407-408: blank] [note: Fff4, a blank leaf in volume 2 is present], fourteen inserted plates with engravings from drawings by A. Walker,. eighteenth-century full calf, front, rear and spine panels ruled in gold, brown leather labels titled in gold affixed to spine panels.. Partial hairline cracks along outer joints, but hinges still holding. firm, ink stain to lower margin of T2 of volume 1, tiny chip from. upper right margin of Yy2 of volume 2, very faint marginal stains to. a few leaves in each volume, but a remarkably clean text overall. A. very good copy with nearly fine interior. (#118754). First edition. A popular collection of pseudo-oriental tales which went through at least seven editions by 1800. "An idiosyncratic manifestation of the eighteenth- century mania for Oriental tales inspired by Galland's translation of THE ARABIAN NIGHTS (1704-1717). The author was allegedly 'formerly ambassador in India to the Great Mogul,' but was in fact a British clergyman who had never traveled abroad. The stories imitate the style of THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. The 'exotic' names of the characters are often anagrams of English names. Morell's one substantive innovation is his conclusion, in which an evil magician flies off to wreak havoc in England -- an interesting if accidental foreshadowing of the menace from the East so effectively employed by Bram Stoker in DRACULA." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 1- 55. Charles Dickens loved Ridley's stories as a child, making several allusions to them in later novels and Ridley's "The Adventures of Abudah the Merchant" inspired a key image in Coleridge's "Kubla Khan." Irwin, The Arabian Nights: A Companion, pp. 244; 267. Bleiler (1978), p.143. Reginald 12242. NCBEL II, 1001. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 198.

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        The Works in Verse and Prose of William Shenstone

      ondon- R. and J. Dodsley, 1764 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. %0D%0AThis is a two volume set of the poetical and prose works of William Shenstone. %0D%0AWith an engraved frontispiece to each volume. %0D%0AComplete in two volumes. %0D%0AWilliam Shenstone was an English poet and one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate. Shenstone's poems of nature were written in praise of her most artificial aspects. His works, first published by Robert Dodsley, were admired by Oliver Goldsmith and Robert Burns. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn full calf bindings. Externally, worn. Joints cracked and hinges failed. Front board detached to both volumes. Rear board detached to volume II. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages bright with occasional scattered spotting. Some light evidence of previous worming to end of volume II. Overall: FAIR %0D%0A.

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        The Harbour of Casco Bay, and Islands Ajdacent

      Mount & Page, London 1764 - From the "English Pilot IV" Book, Size : 438x545 (mm), 17.25x21.5 (Inches), Hand Colored Excellent; minute repair on the lower fold

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        Reales Staats-, Zeitungs- und Conversations-Lexicon. Neue verbesserte Auflage.

      Leipzig. in Gleditschens Buchhandlung, 1764. - mit Frontispiz , Kupfer von L.M. Steinberger nach G. Eichler gestochen, 8°. 22,2 x 14,8 cm. (15 Bll.), 2548 Spalten, Seiten, Vorwort von Johann Hübner und Gottlieb Schumann, In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben und am Rücken leicht rissig, mit schönen farbigen Vorsätzen, Name auf Vorsatz, zweispaltiger Satz, der Buchblock sauber und gut, die Abbildungen teils leicht gebräunt und knittrig. voller Titel: Reales Staats-, Zeitungs- und Conversations-Lexicon, Darinnen so wohl die Religionen, die Reiche und Staaten, Meere, Seen, Inseln, Flüsse, Städte, Festungen, Schlösser, Häfen, Berge, Vorgebirge, Pässe und Wälder, die neueste Genealogie hoher Häuser, Ritter-Orden, Wapen, gelehrte Societäten, Gerichte, Civil- und Militair-Chargen zu Wasser und Lande, vornehmste Müntzen, Maaß und Gewichte, die zur Kriegs-, Bau-Kunst, Artillerie, Feld-Lägern, Schlacht-Ordnungen, Belagerungen, Schiffahrten, Unterschied der Schiffe, und der dazu gehörigen Sachen gebräuchliche Benennungen; als auch andere in Zeitungen und täglicher Conversation vorkommende und fremden Sprachen entlehnte Wörter, nebst den alltäglichen Terminis Juridicis und Technicis, deutlich beschrieben werden. Neue verbesserte Auflage, nebst acht Kupfer-Platten, ehemals von Herrn Johann Hübnern, Rectore zu St. Johannis in Hamburg, vorietzo mit einer neuen Vorrede und Einleitung von dem Gebrauche dieses Buches versehen von Gottlieb Schumannn, noch zur Seitenzahl zuzuzählen 9 Blatt, davon 8 Faltblatt mit den Kupfern. Einband auf fünf echten Bünden, mit Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Leder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Museum s:æ r:æ m:tis Ludovicæ Ulricæ reginæ svecorum, gothorum, vandalorumque &c. &c. &c. in quo animalia rariora, exotica, imprimis insecta & conchilia describuntur & determinantur prodromi instar editum.

      1764 - Stockholm, L. Salvius, 1764. 8:o. Extra inserted engraved portrait,(8),720,(2),1-110,(1) pp. Title page of part I printed in red and black. Contemporary and somewhat worn French full calf with raised bands and red morocco label. Red edges. Some small wormholes in the joints which are worn at top and bottom. Small numbering label pasted on spine. Some occasional stains and a few brown-toned leaves. With an owner's annotation: "Latourette 1765", engraved bookplate from "Musæo Mouton-Fontenille academiæ Lugdunensis" and their small printed label on front flyleaf. Also Gunnar Brusewitz' signature and bookplate.Soulsby Catalogue of the works of Linnæus 1095a. Catalogue of queen Lovisa Ulrika's natural history cabinet. M. A. L. C. de Latourette (1729-93) of Lyon, was a botanist and collector of natural-history specimens. He was friends with J. Rousseau and corresponded with several of the prominent botanists of the time, including Linnæus. He also published several works on botany. J.-P. Mouton-Fontenille (1769-1837) was professor of natural-science in Lyon. He published "Système des plantes" 1803-04 with a summary of the works by Linnæus. Mouton-Fontenille was head of the natural cabinet at the university of Lyon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité des odeurs, suite du traité de la distillation.

      Chez Nyon, Saugrain 1764 - - Chez Nyon, Saugrain, A Paris 1764, In-12 (9,5X17,5cm), (4) Vi-viij, 528pp., relié. - 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 aur armes des duc d'Arenberg, du Saint Empire romain germanqiue. 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. 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.). (4) Vi-viij, 528pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Some observations made in travelling through France, Italy, etc. in the years MDCCXX, MDCCXXI, and MDCCXXII.

      A. Millar,, London, 1764 - Due volumi in uno di cm. 26,5, pp. 364 (2) -516 (70). Con figure in legno (di cui una su una tavola f.t.) e 40 tavole incise in rame fuori testo (di cui 2 ripiegate). Legatura coeva in piena pelle con dorso e nervi (rifatto recentemente) e titoli in oro su tassello originale. Sguardie marmorizzate. Ottimo stato di conservazione, marginoso e fresco. Le tavole raffigurano alcune vedute, antichità e due riguardano la situazione agricola del bolognese ed il modo di coltivare la vite in Lombardia. Esemplare cui sono state aggiunte (oltre alle tavole citate) una carta geografica ripiegate a colori dell'Italia centro-settentrionale, e altre 8 tavole provenienti da un opera dello stesso periodo (Lalande?). Seconda edizione (la prima apparve nel 1730) di questo classico viaggio che segue le orme del Grand Tour settecentesco. Cfr. l'enigmatica descrizione che ci offre Cicognara (4153): "Pochissimo noto è in Italia questo viaggio pubblicato con 40 tavole in rame. Vi sono al solito moti errori, ma anche molta semplicità, e poche sinistre prevenzioni"; Pine-Coffin (720/3): "Standard tour with particular reference to art"; Olschki (733): "Wright ed i suoi compagni partono da Dover il 1. marzo 1720. Della Francia sono descritte brevemente Beauvais, Parigi, Lione, Marsiglia dove s'imbarcano. just before the Plague broke out there. (p. 18). Dopo sei giorni di mare burrascoso approdano a San Remo invece che a Livorno. Dall'Italia settentrionale, Venezia, la costa adriatica passano a Napoli e Roma. Rimontano per Siena, Firenze, Bologna, Milano, Verona. Dalla p. 493. rapido transito per il Tirolo, la Germania, l'Olanda. Arrivano a Londra il 17 giugno 1722.". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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. pp. 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) Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA NOUVELLE HÉLOISE, OU LETTRES DE DEUX AMANS, habitans d'une petite Ville aux pieds des Alpes.

      - Neuchâtel et Paris, Duchesne, 1764, quatre volumes. Reliures en plein veau, dos lisses ornés de motifs fleuraux dorés. Pièces de titre rouges, pièces de tomaison oranges. Filets dorés sur les coupes, tranches rouges. Nouvelle édition revue, corrigée & augmentée de figures en taille douce. Très belle édition, illustré de 12 estampes. Reliure d'époque, mais un peu fatiguée : Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De l'eau relativement a l'économie rustique, ou traité de l'irrigation des prés.

      - Avignon and Lyon, G. Regnault, 1764. With 7 engraved plates showing schemes for irrigation and one figure in the text. 16, 176 pp. 8vo. Contemporary half calf, back richly gilt with label.*I.N.E.D., Cahier No. 28, 56. Quérard, La France Litt., I, 312. Not in Kress. First edition of this work on rural economy and the irrigation of land. Deals with the advantages of grain and cattle, not only for the population but also for the wealth of the State. Dedicated to the Société Economique de Berne, who awarded three times a prize to Bertrand. Jean Bertrand (1708 - 1777) was a Swiss agriculturist, the author of several books, and pastor at Orbe in Switzerland. - With library stamp on fly-leaf of the 'Fürstlich-Starhember'sche Familien Bibliothek Schloss Eferding'. Nice copy.[(5578)] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DE L'EAU relativement A L'ECONOMIE RUSTIQUE, ou traité DE L'IRRIGATION des prés, dédié à la Société Eoconomique de Berne.

      - Lyon, chez G. Regnault, 1764. In-8 de xvj-176 pp. + 7 pl. h.t.; basane mouchetée, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale, ornée de sept planches gravées hors-texte. Bel exemplaire. 2 coins émoussés, petit trou de vers au premier plat, nom d'un ancien propriétaire manuscrit à la plume à la première page de titre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Journal of the Votes and Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Colony of New York, 1691-1765

      New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, at his Book-Store and Printing Office, at the Bible & Crown, in Hanover-Square. (1764-1766). First. First edition. Two volume set. Thick folios. Contemporary full calf. Binding is worn with the boards nearly detached, small bookplate on the front pastedowns, else a good sound set. Volume one prints the proceedings from April, 1691--September, 1743; volume two from November, 1743--December, 1765. This edition includes: "the act for reversing the attainder of Jacob Leisler and others," on the last leaf of volume one. An invaluable resource for the early political, social, and economic history of New York. ESTC W6332; Evans 9756, 10418. .

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        RECHERCHES SUR L'EPOQUE DE L'EQUITATION ET DE L'USAGE DES CHARS EQUESTRES CHEZ LES ANCIENS; OU L'ON MONTRE L'INCERTITUDE DES PREMIERS TEMPS HISTORIQUES DES PEUPLES, RELATIVEMENT A CETTE DATE. MARSEILLE. MOSSY. ROME. DURAND. 1764.

      1764 - 2 PARTIES EN UN VOLUME IN-8 (14 X 21 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE LV + (1) + 224 ET 283 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS LISSE ORNE DE FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE, ROULETTE DOREE SUR COUPES. ILLUSTRE D'UN FRONTISPICE DESSINE ET GRAVE PAR SPIRITUS GIBELIN, D'UNE VIGNETTE DE TITRE, DE TETES DE CHAPITRES ET DE CILS-DE-LAMPE. EDITION ORIGINALE ET PREMIER TIRAGE. (REYNAND. 169, MENNESSIER DE LA LANCE. 1. 472). TITRE CITE PAR THEODORE GRAESSE (TRESORS DE LIVRES RARES ET PRECIEUX. II. 544). PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS SANS GRAVITE, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Natural History of Uncommon Birds - Gleanings of Natural History.

      London: For the Author at the college of Physicians, 1743 - 1764. - 2 works in 7 volumes. Folio (11 x 8 5/8 inches). The general title-page and leaf of introduction to the work bound at the beginning of volume 3. Hand-coloured etched frontispiece (bound in volume 2) and 362 hand-coloured etched plates, engraved portrait of Edwards in volume 5, portrait of a Samojeed in volume 2 (some foxing and minor offsetting, particularly in volume 7, plate 105 trimmed). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt (rebacked to style). Provenance: with the contemporary ownership inscription of John Scott on the recto of the first blank in each volume. First edition, first issue. of volumes one, 2, 5 and 6 are first issues (there was only one issue of volumes 3, 4 and 7). "THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL BIRD BOOKS" (Fine Bird Books) One of the most important of all eighteenth-century natural history works, "at its date of issue, the "Natural History" and "Gleanings" was one of the most important of all bird books, both as a fine bird book and as a work of ornithology. It is still high on each list" (Fine Bird Books). As a young man Edwards soon found himself in the company of the most influential natural historians, collectors and artists of the 18th-century. Among Edwards' first patrons was Sir Hans Sloane, he was taught to etch by the celebrated Mark Catesby (in 1754 he would publish the second edition of Catesby's "Natural History."), he worked with the Bartrams of Philadelphia and Linnaeus in Sweden. The first volume of "A Natural History of Uncommon Birds" was published to great acclaim in 1743, and gained him nomination for fellowship of the Royal Society although he withdrew his candidacy. Second and third volumes followed in 1747 and 1750 which won him the coveted Copley medal of the Royal Society. The last volume appeared in 1751 at which time he stated that age and infirmity precluded further work. However in 1758 he published the first volume of his "Gleanings of Natural History", the second in 1760, after which he sold his entire portfolio to the Marquess of Bute, ".resigned as bedell to the College of Physicians, and retired to a house in Plaistow. From there he still visited the college and the Royal Society and, stimulated by his drawings of South American birds captured from the French by Earl Ferrers, published a last volume of "Gleanings." in 1764. Bibliographically Edwards' "a Natural History." is complicated. A large number of possible variants exist, but what is certain is that it was hugely successful and went through a number of transformations whilst under Edwards' control, including the issuing of a French edition of the text. Shortly after he retired in 1769 he sold "to Mr. James Robson, Bookseller all remaining copies of my "Natural History" coloured under my immediate inspection, together with all my copper-plates, letter-press, and every article in my possession relative to it. and that my labours may be handed down to posterity with integrity, truth and exactness, I have delivered into his hands a complete set of plates, highly coloured by myself, as a standard to those Artists who may be employed in colouring them for the future" (George Edwards, declaration quoted in Robson's Some Memoirs. of George Edwards, dated May 1st, 1769). Robson continued to issue sets, again with various changes, and a final edition appeared in 1802-1806, published by W. Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson. Nissen IVB 286, 288; Fine Bird Books, p.73; Anker 124, 126; Lisney, p.128 seq. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kurze und vorläufige Abfertigung der Sowohl in facto irrigen, als in jure höchst unbegründeten, mit verschiedenen ganz neuerlichen, schädlichen, der Reichs-Verfassung und Ordnung zuwider lauffenden Sätzen angefülleten, von dem Osnabrückischen Dom-Capittel übergebenen, und den 6ten Aug. a. c. durch Chur-Maynz ad Dictaturam gebrachten Vorlegung dessen, was im Stift Osnabrück etc

      Regensburg, 1764. 31 cm. 82 Seiten Broschur - Möser Bibliogr. 19c - Abweisung der Beschwerde des Domkapitels, das sich durch die Vormundschaftsregierung des Königs Georg III. in seinen Rechten verletzt fühlte. Möser, der während der umstrittenen Wahl 1764 in London war, wurde vom König in dieser Sache zu Rate gezogen. -

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

      London: Thomas Bennet; John Nicholson; and Daniel Midwinter, 1764 - 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. The occasional spot or mark internally, generally clean and fresh, an excellent set. 61 engravings comprising 39 plates and 22 maps (several folding) by or after Bowen. 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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        The History Of Kamtschatka, And The Kurilski Islands, With The Countries Adjacent.Translated into English by James Grieve, M.D.

      Glocester: Printed By R.Raikes For T.Jefferys, London, 1764. - 4to. pp. 4 p.l. (incl. errata), vii, 280, [8]index. 2 folding engraved maps by Thomas Jefferys & 5 engraved plates (containing 7 views; 2 folding). contemporary marbled calf, rebacked & recornered (minor worming to lower blank margin of title & frontis. map & to front flyleaf). First Edition of the abridged English Translation by James Grieve, of one of the earliest printed narratives about Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, and the first scientific account of Kamchatka. The author, a student at the Russian Academy of Sciences, was sent to join Bering's second expedition as an assistant to G.W.Steller. Much of his narrative is based on Steller's notes. Originally published in Russian in 1755, the work discusses in great detail natural history, the manners, customs and religion of the Kamchatkans, the power and influence of the shamans, and also compares the dialects of the Kamchatkans, Korsars and Kirile Islanders. "The Russian Krasheninnikov started out across Siberia with Gerhard Friedrich Mueller and Johann Georg Gmelin, and then made his own way to Kamchatka. When Georg Wilhelm Steller arrived in Kamchatka to supervise his work, Krasheninnikov left in order to avoid becoming Steller's assistant, and returned to St. Petersburg. Krasheninnikov nonetheless was able to make use of Steller's notes in the preparation of his own narrative, and the inclusion of Steller's observations on America, made during his travels with Bering's second voyage, are an important part of this work, and constitute one of the earliest accounts of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Steller's account was not published until 1793.This is the first scientific account of those regions." (Hill) Arctic Bib. 9264. Bell K102. Cox I 351. Hill 948. Howes K-265. Lada-Mocarski 12n. Sabin 38301. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Manuel typographique utile aux gens de lettres et à ceux qui exercent les diffrentes parties de l'Art de l'imprimerie.

      Paris, Imprimé par l'auteur /chez Barbou 1764 - 2 vol., 8.º (17 cm), vol.I= 1 h. +XXXII+ 1 h. + 323[5] p., 1 grab. del Fournier en frontispicio por Goucher, 1 grab. (Fessard); vol.II= 2 h. +XLIV+ 306 p., 1 grab. en frontispicio, portada orleada, 5 lám pleg. de ejemplos de partituras (1 a dos tintas), 15 grab. a doble página al final de la obra. Numerosos ejemplos de letras, carácteres, filetes, etc. (Brunet II 1359 / Graesse II 622 / Cohen 410). Pequeños roces en puntas. En buen estado [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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!!!!!!!!!

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        Voyages from Asia to America, for Completing the Discoveries of the North West Coast of America. To Which Is Prefixed, a Summary of the Voyages Made by the Russians on the Frozen Sea, in Search of a North East Passage

      London: T. Jefferys 1764, 2nd And best edition. (Hardcover) viii, 120pp. Very good. Quarto, 20th century quarter calf and paper over boards, matching endpapers. Mild toning. A very clean solid and untrimmed copy of a scarce work. 4 maps (2 folding). With ornate armorial bookplate of James Smith, and bookplate of Frank S. Streeter. Frank Streeter Copy. TPL 185, Lande 1358 and JCB 1300 (1ST EDS.); Sabin 51285; Translated from vol. Ill, part I of Mueller's Sammlung Russischer Geschichte... Of 1758, this edition of the English translation is enlarged by the addition of an index, and carries a new preface reflecting the changes wrought in North America by the Treaty of Paris, which brought the Seven Years' War to a close in 1763. Jefferys, in this new preface, takes issue with the maps which were drawn by the French as including too much territory under the name of Canada in order to lay claim to a great part of the continent; "if so, we have now the Pleasure to see their Artifices have met a proper Retaliation from an injured Nation, and, instead of gaining by their Encroachments upon others, they have lost all their valuable Settlements, and are themselves drove out of North America, which we have so gallantly and justly purchased by our Swords." Mueller was a scientist under Bering, and his work contains the original account of Bering's polar expedition and of his discovery of the strait which is named after him; it was through this expedition that the westernmost limits of North America were discovered and explored as far south as the present-day Prince of Wales Island. The maps are A Map of the Discoveries by the Russians on the North West Coast of America, A General Map of the Discoveries of Admiral de Fonte and other Navigators...in Quest of a Passage to the South Sea (by de I'Isle), A Map of the N.E. Parts of Asia, and N. W. Parts of America, showing their Situation with respect to Japan, and A Map of Canada and the North Part of Louisiana with the Adjacent Countrys. The first and final maps are large and folding, the second and third maps are small oawl am pmnt\,d un uHii'jfcu / . "A work of great importance, being one of the earliest on this subject". - (Cowan).

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        Histoire de Gustave-Adolphe roi de Suede. Composée sur tout ce qui a paru de plus curieux, & sur un grand nombre de manuscrits, & principalement sur ceux de Mr. Arkenholtz par M. D. M***.

      Amsterdam Chatelain Arkstée et Merkus sowie Rey 1764 - 4 Bl., X, 602 S. Mit gestochenem Porträt nach A. van Dyck, 4 gestochenen Faltkarten, 3 gestochenen und gefalteten Gefechtsplänen sowie typographischem Faltplan. 4° (26,5 x 20,5 cm). Marmoriertes Leder der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe in Quart, im gleichen Jahr erschien auch eine Oktavausgabe in vier Bänden. - Detaillierte Gustav Adolf-Biographie aus Sicht des in Deutschland lebenden Protestanten Mauvillon (1712-1779). Mit schönen Karten von Pommern, Sachsen, Rheinland (von Kolmar bis Köln) und Bayern sowie Plänen der Schlachten von Leipzig, am Lech bei Rain sowie Lützen. - Stellenweise leicht gebräunt und gering stockfleckig. Der dekorative Einband wenig berieben, Vordergelenk oben etwa 5 cm eingerissen. Sehr schönes Exemplar. *Warmholtz 3810. - Vgl. Barbier II, 673. Cioranescu 44082. Hoefer XXXIV, 450. 1400 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of the Votes and Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Colony of New York, 1691-1765

      New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, at his Book-Store and Printing Office, at the Bible & Crown, in Hanover-Square. (1764-1766). First. First edition. Two volume set. Thick folios. Contemporary full calf. Binding is worn with the boards nearly detached, small bookplate on the front pastedowns, else a good sound set. Volume one prints the proceedings from April, 1691--September, 1743; volume two from November, 1743--December, 1765. This edition includes: "the act for reversing the attainder of Jacob Leisler and others," on the last leaf of volume one. An invaluable resource for the early political, social, and economic history of New York. ESTC W6332; Evans 9756, 10418. .

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

      printed for J. Nourse, London 1764 - 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. (8 x 5 inches). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HANDMAID TO THE ARTS:

      J. Nourse, London 1764 - Two Volumes 8vo. The Second Edition, with Considerable Additions and Improvements. Volume one Teaching, I. A perfect knowledge of the MATERIA PICTORIA; or the nature, use, preparation, and composition, of all the various substances employed in Painting, as well vehicles, dryers, &c. as colours; including those peculiar to enamel and painting on glass. II. The means of delineation or the several DEVICES employed for the more easily and accurately making DESIGNS FROM NATURE, or DEPICTED REPRESENTATIONS; either by off-tracing, calking, reduction, or other means; with the methods of taking casts, or impressions, from figures, busts, medals, leaves, &c. III. The various manners of GILDING, SILVERING, and BRONZING, with the preparation of the genuine GOLD and SILVER powders, and imitations of them; as also of the fat oil, gold sizes, and other necessary compositions; - the art of JAPANNING, as applicable not only to the former purposes, but to coaches, snuff-boxes, &c. in the manner lately introduced; and the method of STAINING DIFFERENT KINDS OF SUBSTANCES with all the several colours. The whole being calculated, as well for conveying a more accurate and extensive knowledge of the matters treated of to professed artists; as to initiate those, who are desirous to attempt these arts, into the method of preparing and using all the colours, and other substances employed in painting in oil, miniature, crayons, encaustic, enamel, varnish, distemper, and fresco; as also in gilding, &c. Volume two Teaching 1.The Preperation of inks, cements, and sealing-wax, of every kind. 11. The art of engraving, etching, and scraping mezzotintoes, && 111, The nature composition of all kinds &&. 1v. The nature compostion OF PORCELAIN &&. V. Preperation of transparent and coloured glazings, for stone and earthen ware. VI, The manner of preparing and moulding papier mache, and whole paper, for the forming boxes, frames festoons &c. &&. Appendix containing method of marbling paper, weaving tapestry and manufacturing paper hangings of every kind. Two volumes [light spotting] xxvii 9, 522pp, 10p index. xiv, 14, 462pp, 10p index. Contemporary calf [front joints weak but firm] raised bands red leather title labels Excellent Set Scarce Work . [Attributes: First Edition]

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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: Thomas Jefferys, 1764. 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 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-eighteenth 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 Ephriam 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) Degrees of Latitude , 35; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps , 755.19 (first edition/state); Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies , 799; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography," 33(c), in Tooley, The Mapping of America . Cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47. Copper-engraved map, on four unjoined and untrimmed sheets as issued.

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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: Thomas Jefferys, Nov. 29th, 1755 [but ca. 1764]. - Copper-engraved map, on four unjoined and untrimmed sheets as issued. 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). DEGREES OF LATITUDE 35. McCORKLE, NEW ENGLAND IN EARLY PRINTED MAPS 755.19 (first edition/state). SELLERS & VAN EE, MAPS & CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA & WEST INDIES 799. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 33(c), in Tooley, THE MAPPING OF AMERICA. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer" in IMAGO MUNDI VI (1950), p.89-91 (ref). Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" in IMAGO MUNDI VIII (1951), p.69. CUMMING, BRITISH MAPS OF COLONIAL AMERICA, pp.45-47.

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        ESTATUTOS, y Ordenanzas de la Real Maestranza de la Ciudad de Granada, tomando por Patrona a María Santíssima en el Mysterio de su Puríssima Concepción, erigida bajo la Real protección del Rey Ntro. Sr.

      - M., Joachin Ibarra, 1764, 23 x 16 cm., piel levemente rozada, escudo grabado por Tomás López + 160 págs. incluso escudo grabado en cobre por Ballester al comienzo del texto. (Firma antigua de anterior poseedor a la vuelta del escudo). ANDALUCÍA GRANADA

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        Altonaischer Mercurius (Merkurius) / Altonaischer Mercur (Merkur)., Jahrgang 1764, Nr. 1 (2. Januar) bis Nr. 209 (31. Dezember). [Vier mal wöchentlich erscheinende Zeitung, jeweils Montag, Dienstag, Donnerstag und Freitag].

      Altona 1764 - ca. 1700 S., Titelblätter mit Holzschnittvignette, Schnitt fleckig, einige Lagen Papier qualitätsbedingt stärker gebräunt, bei der Nummer 87 zwei Blätter mit Abschnitt der unteren Hälfte, bei Nr. 89 ein Blatt mit Abschnitt der unteren Hälfte, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, (enthält neben den europäischen Neuigkeiten auch lokale Nachrichten und Anzeigen, u.a. auch Geld- und Wechselkurse), selten, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Kl.-8°, sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in marmorierten Pappband (Fadenbindung), 206 von 209 Nummern (es fehlen die Nummern 2, 105, 117). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Correspondence

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

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

      Hugh Gaine, New York 1764 - iv, 840, [2]. Original full sheep, five raided bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Signed in type by the editor, Abraham Lott, Junr. Signed in manuscript "Bound by Rob. McAlpine," at the conclusion of the preface. Contains the added leaf with the "Act of Parliament for reversing the Attainder of Jacob Leisler, Jacob Milbourne, and Abraham Governeur, who were executed for not delivering the Fort at New York to Richard Ingoldsby, 1690" Sabin. Evans states that this leaf is ?often lacking.? Page numbers 665-666 omitted from pagination. Evans 9756. Sabin 53719. ESTC W6332. Marke p. 80. Larned 161. Boards very worn, front board detached, repaired, owner's bookplate, Historical Society stamp on title and a few leaves, first two blanks and first three leaves browned and ragged at the edges, two small holes from erasure of name on title leaf, one just nicking the V in Votes, old but expert repairs to edges of first dozen leaves, worming to the margins of about a dozen middle leaves, affecting a few words on one leaf only, last leaf ragged with a few worm holes affecting a few letters, last two blanks lacking portions of lower corner and ragged, occasional light dampstaining, mostly marginal otherwise leaves clean and impressions sharp. Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE L'ACADEMIE DES JEUX FLORAUX [.], dans laquelle on examine tout ce que contient d'historique l'antique Registre de la Compagnie des Sept Trobadors ou Poètes de Toulouse, qui commence en 1323, & finit en 1356.

      1764 - A Toulouse, de l'Imprimerie de la Veuve de Me. Bernard Pijon, 1764. Huit parties reliées en un volume in-8 (115 X 188) basane racinée, dos lisse orné de roulettes dorées en place des nerfs, caissons dorés, pièces de titre vertes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; (1), frontispice, 96 pages, 51 pages, 59 pages, 94 pages et une gravure hors-texte, (1), 120 pages, 48 pages, 32 pages, 40 pages, (1). EDITION ORIGINALE. Guillaume de PONSAN (Toulouse, 1682-1774), trésorier de France, est l'un des quarante de l'académie des Jeux Floraux. Sa vénération pour Clémence ISAURE ne cessât de l'occuper sa vie durant. "Il puisa dans toutes les archives publiques et particulières, dans les dépôts, dans les greffes, dans les bibliothèques les mieux fournies de la province, tout ce qu'il put rassembler de matériaux propres à former un précis de l'histoire des Jeux Floraux. [?]. Cet ouvrage, outre les deux parties, renferme six dissertations, chacune avec une pagination différente [?]. Les travaux de PONSAN ont servi à tous ceux qui ont travaillé après lui." (BIOGRAPHIE TOULOUSAINE, pages 192-195). La gravure hors-texte tirée sur vélin fort qui se trouve dans la quatrième partie est identique à celle placée en frontispice de l'ouvrage. Restaurations à la reliure, petite tache brune en tête de la page de titre et du frontispice en regard, néanmoins BON EXEMPLAIRE. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VIAGGI DI ENRICO WANTON ALLE TERRE INCOGNITE AUSTRALI, ED AI REGNI DELLE SCIMIE, E DE' CINOCEFALI. Nuovamente Tradotti da un Manoscritto Inglese

      Berna [Venice?],. 1764. Small octavo, four volumes: pp. [i-ii] iii-xxi [xxii] [1] 2-472; [1-3] 4-619 [620: blank]; [1-3] 4-648; [1-3] 4-646 [647-648: blank]; collates A8-I8, K8-T8, V8, X8-Z8, Aa8-Gg8, Hh7 [lacks Hh8, a final blank]; A8-I8, K8-T8, V8, X8-Z8, Aa8-Ii8, Kk8-Pp8, Qq6 [note: p. 119 mis-signed "G4" for "H4"]; A8-I8, K8-T8, V8, X8-Z8, Aa8-Ii8, Kk8-Rr8, Ss4; A8-I8, K8-T8, V8, X8-Z8, Aa8-Ii8, Kk8-Rr8, Ss4 [note: Ss4 is a blank], inserted folded map and 31 inserted plates (lacks 2 plates; frontispiece portrait and one text plate, both missing from volume one),. eighteenth century vellum, spine panels lettered in a contemporary hand, red speckled edges.. Signature R in volume one loose (string broken), else a very nice. copy, internally very clean and in an attractive contemporary. binding. (#95688). Third edition. Preceded by the two-volume first edition, printed in Venice in 1748-1749 and two-volume Naples reprint in 1756. A popular eighteenth- century satire, thoroughly in the tradition of Gulliver and Niels Klim, reprinted several times in Italian and Spanish into the early nineteenth- century. Seriman's work may claim "a place both in an Australian library and in a collection of aeronautica, and in addition, it forms an important item in any collection of imaginary voyages, such as GULLIVER'S TRAVELS by which probably it was inspired." - TLS, 15 February 1923, p. 112. Seriman's "work is presented in the form of an imaginary voyage and contains many of the conventions of the genre. Two young men are shipwrecked on what is obviously the coast of Australia. They first spend some time in the land of the monkey people. Their study of that society provides a method through which Seriman is able to satirize eighteenth- century Venetian society. In the second part of the book the hero visits the land of the dog-headed people. There, an absolute monarch, despite his pessimistic view of human nature, has organized a group of philosopher statesmen as advisers through whom he attempts to create an orderly society. A part of the training of such philosopher-statesmen (and the hero of the book becomes one such trainee) is a journey through that part of the realm which has been set aside for the philosophers and scientists. The journey through this area gives Seriman an opportunity to satirize a number of eighteenth-century scientific, philosophical, and social ideas in much the same way as Swift. The state over which the king rules is perhaps not a complete utopia, but it has many aspects of the kind of utopia that might have been developed through proper application of the best principles of the European enlightenment. Despite the claims on the title page, except for a few excerpts, the work has not been translated into English. D. Maxwell White's Zaccaria Seriman, 1709-1784, and the Viaggi di Enrico Wanton (Manchester University Press, 1961) includes a good summary of plot and ideas." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 175-6. Gove, The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction, pp. 314-16. Gibson and Patrick, "Utopias and Dystopias, 1500-1750" in Gibson, St. Thomas More: A Preliminary Bibliography (1961) 769. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1021. Sabin 79229-79232 (citing later editions).

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        An History of England, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to his Son (two volumes, complete)

      London; J. Newbery 1764 - Hardcover, full contemporary plain calf boards with gilt dentilled edges, gilt decorated six panel spines with title and volume lables, 12mo, 6¾ by 4¼ inches, marbled endpapers, [2], 2, 309pp and [2], 286pp, plain edges to block (not gilt, not marbled). First edition. Both volumes "Printed for J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun, in St. Paul's Church-Yard" on title page, page numbering "62" missing in volume one and page number "170" printed as "710" in volume two. Other listings have mentioned advertisment leaves at various points in the volumes but they are not present in this set. Pages mostly clean, no foxing. There are a few pages in volume one that have lightly tanned staining (see pictures), and the centre leaf of the last signature in this volume (pages 299 to 302) is detached and hence is a little crumpled at the edges where it sits proud of the rest of the block. Binding is otherwise tight and solid in both volumes, so this loose leaf may have been a binding fault. No bookplates or ownership marks, but some unbelievably tiny neat copperplate margin notes in the first volume (see pictures) where an owner has added date text to mark the beginning and end of the reigns of the monarchs introduced in the text. In the same hand there is a note to the verso of the front free endpaper mentioning that the work was attributed to Lord Lyttleton but actually written by Goldsmith. No other notes or markings seen and none in the second volume. Boards are worn and bumped at the corners, but otherwise the leather is still quite bright, hinges and spines are worn and the gilt decoration is very faint. Nonetheless, a near Very Good set. Further pictures or information provided on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Compagnie des Libraries 1764 - 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. Tome I: [41], 268, [2] pp. Tome II: [3], 194, [2] pp. Tome IV: [2], 300, [30] pp. These volumes detail the voyages of famed British Admiral George Anson during the War of Jenkins' 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's death. Included in the tomes are a vast series of charts and maps related to the journey.Volume 1 (9 fold out maps and illustrations)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.)Tom I. Pag 107. (Illustrations) - Vue de la Cote du N. E. de lâ??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 lâ??Entree Septentrionale du Port de Ste Catherine. (View of the northern entrance of the Port of St. Catherine.)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. ½ 0. a 4. Lieues de distance. (WHITE CAP, S. remaining 0. ½ W to 4. Miles away.)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, WOODâ??S MOUNT restant a lâ??0 s. 0. ½. S. et le PORT ou lâ??Embouchure de la Riviere au S. 0. a dix milles de distance. (View from the bay of St. JULIAN, WOOD'S MOUNT remaining 0 to. 0. ½. S. and the port or the mouth of the river S. 0. to ten miles away.)Tom 1. Pag. 174. (Map) - PLAN DU HAVRE DE ST. JULIEN, SITUE SUR LA COTE DES PATAGONS. Par 49d. 30â?? de Latitude Australe, et par 286d. 53â?? 45â?? de Longitude a compter du Meridien de Paris. (MAP OF PORT ST. JULIAN, LOCATED ON THE SIDE OF PATAGONIA. By 49d. 30 '. Southern Latitude, and 286d. 53 '. 45 '. longitude from the meridian of Paris.)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 lâ??Ile de BONNE JUSTICE, Jusquâ??a lâ??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.)Tom I. Pag. 183. (Illustrations) - Cap de la VIERGE MARIE a lâ??Entree du DETROIT DE MAGELLAN. (Cape of the Virgin Mary at the entrance of the Strait of Magellan.) Vue dâ??une Partie de la Cote du N. E. de la TERRE DE FEU a lâ??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.)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.)Tom I. Pag. 245. (Map) - Carte de la Partie Meridionale de Amerique Meridionale Avec la Rout [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE D’ETROITE & PERPETUELLE UNION DEFENSIVE, ENTRE LES SEIGNEURS ETATS GENERAUX ET LE LOUABLE CANTON DE BERNE, FAIT A LA HAYE LE 21 JUIN 1712. Suivi de : CAPITULATION POUR LE REGIMENT SUISSE DE LA REPUBLIQUE DE BERNE AU SERVICE DE S. M. T. C., COMMANDE AUJOURD’HUI PAR M. D’ERLACH. Suivi de : ORDONNANCE DU ROI, CONCERNANT LES REGIMENS SUISSES & GRISONS QUI SONT A SON SERVICE, DU Ier AOUT 1763. Suivi de : ORDONNANCE DU ROI, CONCERNANT LE REGIMENT DES GARDES-SUISSES, DU Ier JUIN 1763. Suivi de : CAPITULATION POUR LE REGIMENT SUISSE DE LA REPUBLIQUE DE BERNE AU SERVICE DE SA MAJESTE LE ROI DE SARDAIGNE, COMMANDE AUJOURD’HUI PAR M. TSCHARNER.

      - Berne, Dan. Brunner & Alb. Haller, 1764. 12x19 cm. 5 parties reliées en une (46 pages, 37 pages, 66 pages, 63 pages et 26 pages). Les première, deuxième, et cinquième parties comportent chacune une page de titre indépendante. Les troisième et quatrième parties portent le titre en tête de la première page (aucun feuillet manquant !). Tranches teintées en rouge. Reliure de l’époque en plein veau. Dos lisse muet, orné de caissons dorés. Ex-libris de 1802 sur la page de garde. Petites traces de frottement sur la reliure, sinon ouvrage en excellent état. Papier très frais et propre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annales de la société des soi-disans jésuites, ou recueil historique-chronologique de tous les actes, écrits, dénonciations, avis doctrinaux, requêtes, ordonnances, mandemens, instructions pastorales, décrets, censures, bulles, brefs, édits, arrêts, sentences, jugemens émanés des tribunaux ecclésistiques et séculiers, contre la doctrine, l'enseignement, les entreprises et les forfaits des soi-disans jésuites, depuis 1552, époque de leur naissance en France, jusqu'en 1763 (5 volumes)

      Paris, sans nom d'éditeur ou d'imprimeur 1764 - Première édition de ces annales très hostiles aux jésuites, par un janséniste convaincu, complet du cinquième volume souvent manquant et non mentionné par Brunet, cinq volumes in-4 publiés de 1764 à 1771, reliure uniforme d'époque, plein veau, dos à cinq nerfs, titres dorés, pièces de tomaison, caissons décorés, tome 1: ccxxxii-854 pp, tome 2: xvi-868 pp, tome 3: xxx-1056 pp, tome 4: liv-1013 pp, tome 5: xliv-1062 pp, illustré de cinq frontispices et de six planches gravées dont trois doubles, ces annales contiennent des informations précieuses sur les exploits et avatars des jésuites dans leurs missions internationales, notamment au Mexique, en Chine, au Japon et aux Indes, le célèbre Matthieu Ricci est représenté dans une église "à la Chine", et la marche du père Martinius, jésuite mandarin de premier ordre, vaut son pesant d'or, l'empereur de Chine ne faisait pas étalage de tant de luxe, cet ensemble complet à la reliure d'époque uniforme est encore très frais, sauf le rare tome 5, qui a subi d'importantes mouillures n'affectant pas la lecture et qui reste complet avec une bonne reliure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Direzioni a Giovani Studenti nel Disegno dell' Architectura Civile nell' Accademia Clementina dell' Instituto delle Scienze. Tomo primo. Edizione terza. Direzioni Della Prospettiva Teorica. Corrispondenti quelle dell' Architettura Istruzione A' Giovani Studenti di Pittura, e Architettura nell' Accademia Clementina Dell' Instituto delle Scienze. Tomo secondo. Seconda Edizione.

      Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe,, Bologna, 1764 - 2 Bde. Bologna, Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe, 1764 und 1753. 8°. 5 n.n. Bl., 143 S., 1 S., 75 (N. 1-75 cplt). gestoch. Tafeln; 144 S., 56 + 2 (Nr. 1-56 + 13a und 44.[2] cplt.) gestoch. Tafeln (davon 18 gefalt.) HPgt.-Bde. der Zeit mit hs. Rückentiteln. Riccardi I, 153. - Fowler 135. - Berlin-Kat. 2630. - Thieme-B. III, 600. - Eines der Hauptwerke des italienischen Szenographen, Architekten und Dekorationsmalers Fernando Galli-Bibiena (1657-1743), seit 1697 Hofarchitekt der Familie Farnese in Parma. Wie häufig beide Bände in Mischauflage des erstmals 1725 gedruckten Werks. Es ist eine für Studenten geschriebene Umarbeitung seines 1711/17 erschienen Buchs „L' architettura civile preparata su la geometria, e ridotta alle prospettive". Galli-Bibiena schöpfte die Winkelperspektive als neue Form des Bühnenbildes aus und übte nachhaltigen Einfluss auf Bühnenbild und Architektur im 18. Jahrhundert aus. - (Einbd. etwas fleckig. Name auf Innendeckel. Ca. 4 Tafelränder mit Fleck bei Band 1. Ca. 10 Tafelränder mit schwachem Wasserrand bei Band 2. Vorsatz bei Band 2 mit kleiner Wurmspur und Titelblatt mit winzigem Wurmloch). One of the major works by the Italian scenographer, architect and painter Fernando Galli-Bibiena (1657-1743), since 1697 court architect to the Farnese family at Parma. The work, as often here in a mixed set from the second and third edition, is an abridged version for students of the author's „L' architettura civile preparata su la geometria, e ridotta alle prospettive" of 1711/17. - Contemporary half vellum. HPgt.-Bde. der Zeit mit hs. Rückentiteln.

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        An History of England, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to his Son.

      London: J. Newbery, 1764. - Goldsmith's popular History of England for young readers went through countless editions in the following 45 years. 2 vols, 12mo, contemporary smooth light brown calf, gilt rules and numerals. One leaf of publisher's ads after the title page in volume 2. Rothschild 1023 (the collation and points of this copy match Rothschild's); Tinker 1098; Roscoe J147. Edges a little rubbed, but overall a fine copy. First edition, with ?at the Bible and Sun, in / St. Paul?s Churchyard? in the imprint on the title page of volume 1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théâtre

      Genève 1764 - Avec les commentaires de Voltaire. Douze volumes de 450 pp. environ par volume complets du frontispice, et des 34 figures gravées par Gravelot; (premier tirage). Trace de mouillures anciennes aux tomes 1,2,8,9,11et12. Rousseurs éparses dans tout l'ouvrage et quelques pages jaunies semblent donner raison à M. Brunet lorsqu'il fait la description de l'ouvrage dans son Manuel du Libraire et de L'Amateur de Livres. Reliures en plein veau mouchetté d'époque; dos à nerfs ornés; pièces de titre et de tomaisons de maroq. rouge; tranches rouges; filets dorés sur les coupes. Très menus défauts à quelques coiffes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ATLAS HISTORIQUE ET GEOGRAPHIQUE DE LA FRANCE ANCIENNE ET MODERNE. CONTENANT : I°. TOUTES LES REVOLUTIONS DE LA MONARCHIE DANS CHAQUE SIECLE ET SOUS CHAQUE REGNE. II°. LA POSITION GEOGRAPHIQUE DES ENDROITS LES PLUS CONSIDERABLES DU ROYAUME. III°. LES PROVINCES ECCLESIASTIQUES. DRESSE POUR L'HISTOIRE DE FRANCE DE VELLY ET VOLLARET. PARIS. DESNOS. 1764.

      1764 - IN-4 (22 X 29 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON), CONTENANT 54/59 CARTES MISES EN COULEURS A LA MAIN , A DOUBLE PAGE, MONTEES SUR ONGLET, RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 VEAU, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE. IL MANQUE 5 CARTES : LES 2 CARTES REPLIEES ET LES 3 DERNIERES. PREMIER TIRAGE DE CET OUVRAGE QUI CONNUT DES REEDITIONS SUCCESSIVES EN 1765, 1766, 1775, 1777 ET 1782. DE LA "BIBLIOTHEQUE DE SAUTEREAU DE LAROCHETTE MONTESSUY", AVEC BEL EX-LIBRIS GRAVE. AVEC EGALEMENT UN EX-LIBRIS MANUSCRIT : "GAILLETON". DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, AVEC MANQUES DE CUIR ET MANQUES DE CARTON AUX ANGLES, SINON BON ETAT INTERIEUR.

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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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        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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Universelle de Thomas Salmon. Les 3 tomes contenant toute l'histoire des Juifs depuis avant d'être les possesseurs du Pays de Canaam, passant par la Captivité de Babylone, leur entière dispersion, la Ruine de Jérusalem, jusqu'à notre Tems

      Amsterdam : Arkstée et Merkus, 1746-1764 - ~ 3 vol. ~ T1: 9 cartes dépliables. T7: 5 cartes dépliables: Palestine ou Terre Sainte, Plan de la Ville de Jérusalem suivant Josephe & les Rabbins, Le Temple de Jérusalem, Vue de la Cour Intérieure de l'Autel, La Parthie et la Perse ~ Histoire Universelle, depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'a présent / traduite de l'anglois par une société de gens de lettres, &c. Tome 1. Contenant l'Histoire Universelle jusqu'à Abraham, l'Histoire d'Egypte & l'Histoire des Anciens Peuples de Canaam + Tome 7. Contenant l'Histoire des Juifs depuis de la Captivité de Babylone jusqu'à leur entière dispersion. Celle des Parthes depuis Arsace jusq'au tems où ce Royaume fut recouvré par les Perses. Et celle des Perses depuis qu'ils eurent recouvré l'Empire des Parthes jusqu'au tems où ils furent eux-mêmes subjugués par les Arabes + Tome 23. Contenant L'Histoire de l'Empire Othoman & celle de la Dispersion des Juifs, depuis la Ruine de Jérusalem jusqu'à notre Tems. ~ Veau marbré d'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons dorés, titres doré sur p.d.t. fauve, filets à froid autour des plats, tranches rouges ~ T1: Pag: 34 f +631p. - Sign: a-h4/1, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Llll4/1, T7: Pag: t. + 3f +538+[122]p. - Sign: *4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Vvvv4,(a4)-(g4). T23: Pag: VIII+643p. Sign: *4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Llll4, Mmmm2 ~ 27x22x15cm. ~ T1: Dos frotté, charnières fendues. T. 7: Dos frotté et avec léger manque de cuir en haut, 2 mors en partie fendus. T. 23: Dos frotté et avec léger manque de cuir en haut et en bas. Par ailleurs très bons exemplaires, l'intérieur très frais ~ Heavy item, circa 6.0 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thesauri Britannici pars prima (-altera), seu museum numarium, complexum numos graecos, et latinos omnis metalli, et formae [.].

      Vienna, Georg Ludwig Schulz (Bd. 1) bzw. Johann Thomas Edler v. Trattner (Bd. 2), 1762-1764. - Large 4to. 2 vols. (16), 296, (8) pp. (And:) Christiani, Alois Gf. Adpendicula ad numismata graeca populorum et urbium a Jacobo Gesnero tabulis aeneis repraesentata. 80, (32) pp. - II: (40), 398, (8) pp. (And:) Khell, Joseph, SJ. Adpendicula altera ad numismata graeca populorum et urbium a Jacobo Gesnero tabulis aeneis repraesentata. 168 pp. With engr. frontispiece, 1 engraving in the text, and 87 engr. folding plates. Similarly bound contemp. calf bindings; all edges sprinkled in red. First Latin edition. - Description of Green and Roman coins in English private collections. First published in London in Italian in 1719-20. The present Latin translation (by Alois Gf. Christiani and J. v. Khell) was published over a period of three years by two different publishers and thus is almost never encountered as a set. The second volume is edited by the great numismatist Joseph Khell, who had supervised the first part. - Bindings slightly rubbed; interior browned. A nice copy. Lipsius/L. 178. Ebert 9342. De Backer/Sommervogel IV, 1028f., 15f. Wurzbach XI, 210. Cf. Cicognara 2880. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La nouvelle Héloïse ou lettres de deux amans

      - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres écrites de la montagne.

      Amsterdam, Marc Michel Rey, 1764. - In-12, [VIII]-368p. Edition originale in-12 imprimée en même temps que l'édition in-8°, mais terminée un peu après [Dufour 233] . Sans le feuillet d'errata, un mors fendu sur 2 centimètres, coins émoussés, sinon bel exemplaire dans sa reliure de l'époque. Reliure plein veau caillouté, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, gardes marbrées, tranches rouges. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lettres éscrites de la montagne + Jean-Jacques Rousseau, citoyen de Genève, a Christophe de Beaumont

      Marc Michel Rey, Amsterdam 1764 - "in 16° - pp.1cb + 3 + 348; XL +128 +1cb - Legatura in cuoio marrone, dorso a sei scomparti e sei nervi con decorazioni in oro - Testo in francese - Tagli delle carte di colore rosso. - Manca il cuoio del sesto scomparto del dorso, mancano i due capitelli dorsali. - La prima opera si presenta in due parti: parte prima con le prime sei "lettere" e parte seconda con le ultime 3 "lettere". La seconda opera è stampata ad Amsterdam chez Marc Michel Rey nel 1769, con alla fine "Cul de lampe" e la data 1862, avec privilege du Roi. La prima carta bianca presenta al recto traccia di segnatura di scaffalatura a matita blu ed al verso antica firma di appartenenza. Fra la prima e la seconda opera manca sicuramente una carta bianca. Splendida la conservazione nel resto. L'opera " Le lettere dalla montagna" venne scritta durante il soggiorno di Rousseau in Svizzera, cui l'Autore fu costretto a causa del decreto del Parlamento Francese che gli comunicava l'arresto per il clamore suscitato dalla condanna al fuoco dell'Opera "Emile". Attaccato dai Pastori svizzeri per il suo pensiero, scrive le " Lettere ", in risposta alle "Lettere dalla campagna" del Procuratore Generale del Consiglio ginevrino Tronchin che lo attaccava come sovvertitore di governi e di religioni. Dal raffronto del nostro esemplare "Lettres " con quello catalogato dal SBN con lo stesso anno di edizione emerge una diversa numerazione delle pagine, in particolare le pagine numerate del nostro esemplare sono 348, mentre quelle dell'esemplare del SBN sono 368. Ciò ci porta a ritenere che siamo certamente in possesso di una rara contraffazione. - Libro usato"

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