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        An Hymn to be sung by the Charity Children of St. Martin in the Fields, at their Parish Church, on Sunday the 20th of October, 1765, After the Evening Lecture to be preached by the Rev. Mr. Harrison.

      No printer 1765 - single sheet broadside, folio (290 x 175 mm), slightly soiled and spotted in places, formerly folded, repairs to short slits at folds, clean tear at the foot passing through one letter (repaired), sound The hymn, consisting of four 4-line stanzas and a chorus, begins ‘For all the blessings we enjoy/Let us with thankful hearts’. The second verse begins ‘Tis [God] that gives the Rich their Store/And with that Store, a Mind’. Below the hymn is a brief summary of the charity school’s undertakings. ESTC records 80 similar printings, both London and provincial, almost all of which are known only in single copies. The present one is not recorded, nor indeed is any for St. Martin in the Fields.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford: Clarendon, 1765. First. hardcover. near fine. 4 volumes. Book the First, Second, Third, & Fourth. Illustrated with the "Table of Consanguinuity" and the folding "Table of Descents" in second volume.[12], 473; [8], 520, xix; [8], 455, xxvii; [8], 436, vii, [39]pp. Thick 4to, Contemporary 3/4 brown calf over marbled boards; gilt-stamped spines with burgundy leather labels and raised bands; marbled endpapers, yellow edges (leather is a bit rubbed at extremities). Interior is very clean, with just a few areas of very light and scattered foxing. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1765-1769. First edition. Near fine. On the fly-leaf is a signed inscription to J.H. Choate, Jr., from the 90 year old John Bigelow, diplomat and editor. Also in Bigelow's hand is a quotation from Gibbon regarding Blackstone. A very nice set of this classic treatise which is one of the best general histories of English law. Grolier Hundred, 52.

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        Astronomical Observations, made at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich

      London: William Richardson Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Vol. 1: for the years 1765 to 1774, printed by William Richardsen and sold by J.Nourse, Bookseller to his Majesty, London, 1776, (2), xi, (3), 1-177, (2), 177-335, (1), 1-128 (2), ix, (3), 1-48 pp; Vol. 2: for the years 1775 to 1786, printed by C.Buckton, London, 1787, (1)-410, 1-131 (1), 1-35 pp; Vol. 3: for the years 1787 to 1798, printed by C.Buckton and T.Bensley and sold by P.Elmsley, London, 1799, (1), (1)-435, (1), (1)-132, 49-52 pp.; Vol. 4: for the years 1799 to 1810, printed by T.Bensley, sold by John Murray, London, 1811, (1)-384, (1)-134, (2), 5, 11-13 pp. <br><br> First edition. All published. Folio. Contemporary full leather, uniformly bound, neatly rebacked, spines gilt w/ gilt spine labels, covers soiled, edges bumped, interior clean and free of foxing. Provenance: The Library of The Royal Society of London with duplicate stamps on title. - Nevil Maskelyne was appointed Astronomer Royal in 1765, a position he held for forty-six years, until his death. He was responsible for important developments in both methods and instruments of observation, and in 1774 was able to measure the earth&#39;s density. He had himself established the Nautical Almanac in 1766, and superintended its annual publication until his death. This essential aid to navigation is still produced annually, by Her Majesty&#39;s Nautical Almanac Office. In 1776 he produced the first volume of the Astronomical Observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, from 1665. At the end of the first volume Maskelyne gives a catalogue of the places of 34 principal stars, in right-ascension and north-polar distance, adapted to the beginning of the year 1770. These, being the result of several years&#39; repeated observations, made with the utmost care, and the best instruments, it may be presumed are exceedingly accurate..

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        OBSERVAÇOENS SOBRE A LINGUA E ORTHOGRAFIA LATINA,

      - Tiradas dos Marmores, Bronzes, e Medalhas dos antigos Cezares, principalmente desde Augusto até os Antoninos. LISBOA, Na Officina Patriarchal de Francisco Luiz Ameno. MDCCLXV. (1765) In 4.º de 24x17 cm. Com (xx)-180 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com rótulo vermelho, nervos e ferros a ouro na lombada. Corte das folhas pintado a vermelho. Exemplar da tiragem especial com grandes margens. Inocêncio I, 225. ?«Aureo tractado, phenix das obras (sendo tantas) d?este preclaro phenix dos ingenhos, e a quem todo o louvor é menor que o seu merecimento.» São palavras de D. Thomás Caetano do Bem, nas Mem. Hist. e Chron. dos Clerigos Regul. tomo II, na Carta a um amigo, pag. VI - O seu preço regula de 480 a 600 réis, e ás vezes mais.? Location/localizacao: 3-A4-B-11

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        The Laws and Customs, Rights, Liberties, and Privileges, of the City of London [etc.]

      Printed by R. Withy . . . and W. Griffin, in Fetter-Lane London 1765 - Modern marbled boards, some browning, but a good copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on Domestic Pigeons; Comprehending all the different species known in England; describing the Perfections and Imperfections of each, agreeable to the Improvement and great Perfection they are at this Time arrived at; together with the Method of Building and Furnishing a Lost, Area, Trap, &c. The Method of Breeding the most curious and valuable Sorts, as practised by the best Fanciers. The Generation of Pigeons in general, with a Philosophical Description and Progress of the Egg. With Observations and Remarks on their Diet. The Distempers they are chiefly subject to, and the Method of Curing them as practised with Success. The fraudulent Methods used in the Sale of bad Pigeons, clearly and fully demonstrated, &c. &c. &c. Carefully compiled from the best authors. To which is added, a most ample description of that celebrated and beautiful Pigeon called The Almond Tumbler. The whole calculated, as well for the Use of those Gentlemen who are Fanciers, as those who are utterly unacquaint

      London: Printed for and Sold by C. Barry..., P. Stevens..., A. Wesley..., and J. Walters..., 1765. 8vo, 193 x 128 mms., pp. xvi, 144, engraved frontispiece, 13 other engraved plates, contemporary sheepskin (very worn and wormed, or perhaps ravaged by a hungry pigeon), but joints firm. John Moore (d. 1737) published this work with the title Columbarium in 1735. William Bowyer printed 750 copies, but this apparent second edition was soon in print with a longer title and the addition of the engraved plates. Although ESTC and other sources attribute the work to John Moore, this is a different work. For example, on page 140, the author, writing about the pigeon called "The Mahomet" refers to "Mr. Moore, in his columbarium...." He adds that "Mahomet, the impostor prophet of the Turkish religion...is reputed...to converse frequently the holy spirit" with said pigeon.

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        Theatre de.Avec des Commentaires, et Autres Morceaux Interessans.

      1765 - Frontispiece, engraved illustrations, 12 volumes, 8vo, full brown calf, re-cased, raised spines and black leather labels. No place, 1765. Very good(+). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il metodo naturale di cura.

      Padova, Volpi, 1765. - Large 4to. XII, 337, (1) pp. With woodcut title vignette and heraldic woodcut on last f. verso. Later marbled half calf with gilt-stamped title to spine; new marbled endpapers. Top edge coloured in red. First and only Italian edition of George Cheyne's final work (1742), translated by a Florentine physician who attests to Cheyne's enormous popularity in England and addends a brief life of the celebrated doctor to the work. At the same time as Newton's geophysical ideas were being introduced into Italy (against some opposition!), the present work would indicate that Newtonian medicine (of the Edinburgh school) was also in circulation. - The present translation is dedicated to the Venetian Ambassador in London, Lorenzo Morosini, who during his residence "has had leisure to observe the great strides in Medical Science in that country". Most striking are Mei's repeated references to Cheyne as "one of the greatest modern luminaries of the Medical Arts, standing alongside Hippocrates amongst the ancients and the great Sydenham amongst the moderns". - George Cheyne (1671/2-1743) became one of the most prominent defenders of the Newtonian system of medicine in Edinburgh before moving to London in 1701. He was decidedly unsuccessful as a physician in his earlier years, and retreated to Aberdeen in 1705. "Little is known about the period between 1705, when Cheyne suffered his collapse, and 1715, when he re-emerged to the public " (DNB). However, several of his later works proved immensely popular, among these the present one; according to the DNB the Natural Method "gives the fullest exposition of his mature thought It both summarized his earlier ideas and added new material. In a section addressed specifically to women, he detailed his preformationist views on generation ". After an inauspicious start, Cheyne appears to have developed his career considerably; Gilbert Burnet and Hans Sloane are said to have referred their patients to him, and his Essay of Health and Long Life (1724) "made him one of the best-known physicians in Britain" (DNB). Like Sydenham, Cheyne's works managed to reach foreign audiences; a French translation of the Natural Method appeared in 1749, while Cheyne's other works also enjoyed translations into Latin and Dutch. Cosimo Mei's introduction of the English physician to the Italian public is accompanied by a woodcut vignette and a quotation from Virgil, a life of Cheyne, and two prefatory notes to the reader explaining the circumstances of its publication. Blake 86. Cf. DNB IV, 219, 8. Not in Waller or Osler.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Plan du Passage de l&#39;Aller et de l&#39;Affaire de Hoya avec les Mouvemens. de l&#39;Armée alliée aprés ce Passage jusqu à la prise de Nienbourg

      Teilkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von J. van der Schley nach Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer bei Gosse & Pinet 1765. 56.5x51 cm. - Tooley 2 I, S. 98 - Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen der Weser von Landsbergen bei Nienburg bis Hilgermissen, der Leine bei Neustadt am Rbge und der Aller von Ahlden bis Verden mit altkol. Einzeichnung der Truppenaufstellungen der Franzosen und der Armee des Prinzen Ferdinand von Braunschweig. Kurzer Randeinriss in der Mittelfalte oben restauriert.

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        Plan du Passage du Rhin de L&#39;Armée Alliée dans la nuit du 1me au 2me Juin 1758. près de Lobeth ou Tolhuis comme aussi du Repassage le 8 et 9me Aout près de Griethausen

      Teilkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von J. van der Schley nach Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer bei Gosse & Pinet 1765. 50.5x29.5 cm. H. - GeisselbrechtCapecki F 17b - Tooley 2 I, S. 98 - Der Niederrhein von Emmerich bis Doornenburg / Waal mit Kleve, Griethausen, Tolkamer und Lobith. Mit altkolorierter Einzeichnung der Truppenaufstellungen der alliierten Armee unter Ferdinand von Braunschweig und französischer Einheiten.

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        AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE, ORDER AND GOVERNMENT OF BEES. Those Instructive and Useful INSECTS. With a New, Easy and Effectual METHOD to preserve them, not only in COLONIES, but common HIVES

      London, printed by J. Waugh, in Lombard Street and sold by N. Thorley at the Lock and Key, facing the Mansion-house,1765.. A secret unkown to past ages and now published for the benefit of mankind. Melisselogia or Female Monarchy. SECOND EDITION, 1765. 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, engraved frontispiece and 1 engraved plate of "A Chinese Palace for Bees", head- and tailpieces and decorated initials, pages: x, 11-158, rebound in full panelled calf, maroon gilt lettered label, extra gilt spine. Frontispiece has pale age-browning to blank side, pale offset to title page from frontispiece, a few stab holes visible in the inner margins from previous binding, 3 have neat small repairs, occasional pale spots to margins, pale old ink name to top of title page, otherwise a very good clean crisp copy. See British Bee Books A Bibliography, 1500-1976, page 80; and Walker, Catalogue of Bee Books, page 68. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        SO^ SHISEKI GAFU

      1765. Good. [EHON]. SO SHISEKI GAFU. Edo, Suharaya Shiroemon; Suharaya Mohei, Meiwa 2 [1765]. The original three volume set. Edited by Fuku Mogi and with an introduction by Inami Bokuyu. Illustrated in b+w woodblock. String-bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji, with the original printed paper title labels. 27.2 x 17.6 cm. Follows the description of the copy at Mitchell 502, save that the second, Minamoto Shiki preface in 4 pages is bound into volume two rather than volume one. This important work is very unusual complete. Volume three is badly wormed, with some marginal staining, with the original title slipand thew outer ply of the back cover missing. Volume two is quite clean with half of the original title slip. Volume one is somewhat wormed. The distinctive "Chinese-style" printing is quite good and the occasional color printing in volume two delicate and quite lovely. (Bartlett & Shiohara #92; Mitchell 502; Ryerson 414-5) 3 volumes, complete. Sold with all its faults.

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        Consultations sur une Naissance tardive, pour servir de response 1. A deux Ecrits de M. le Bas, Chirurgien de Paris; l&#39;un intitulé: Question importante, l&#39;autre: Nouvelles Observations; 2. A une Consultation de M. Bertin; 3. A une autre de M. Petit, tous deux de l&#39;Académie Royale des Sciences & Docteurs-Régents de la Faculté de la Médicine de Paris. [vignette]

      Paris,: Jean-Thomas Herissant, Imprimeur du Roi,, 1765.. iv, [5]-134, [ii blank], 7, [i blank] pp. Small 8vo (12,5 x 19,5 cm.). Finely rebound in half marbled calf (antique style), spine gilt lettered on red morocco label, marbled boards and new endpapers, red edges. A fine copy of this rare obstetrical polemic. The last 7 pages are: "Mémoire a consulter Pour les Héritiers de la Veuve de Charles...". "Bouvart, physician and doctor regent of the faculty of Paris, and associate-veteran of the Academy of Science, was born a Chartres. Many of his ancestors having been physicians, he determined on the same profession, which he practised at Paris with so much success that no other physician was more consulted; yet this did not prevent him being jealous of Tronchin, Bordeu, and some others, of whom he spoke very illiberally, but he was a man otherwise of great kindness and benevolence. One anecdote is recorded as characteristic. A banker, who had experienced some heavy losses, was taken ill, and Bouvart, who was called in, suspected that his weighed on his mind, but could not obtain the secret from him. The banker&#39;s wife, however, was more communicative, and told him that her husband had a payment of twenty thousand livres to make very shortly, for which he was unprovided. Bou

      [Bookseller: Sylco bvba livres anciens - antiquarian ]
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        Arrest due Conseil D&#39;Etat due Roi, Portant Reglement pour la

      1765. [Broadside]. [France]. Arrest due Conseil D&#39;Etat due Roi, Portant Reglement pour la Perception des Droits de Petit-Scel, & De Ceux des Presentations & Defauts des Causes Entre Marchands, Qui Seront Jugees dans les Jurisdictions Ordinaires. Du 23 Avril 1765. Aix: Chez le Veuve de Joseph David & Esprit David, 1765. 21" x 16-1/2" broadside, untrimmed edges, large woodcut French royal arms at head of text. Light soiling, otherwise fine. A remarkably well-preserved item. * It is remarkable this item exists today. Intended to be posted in market areas, this broadside outlines procedures to settle disputes between merchants. No copies located on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Dissertazione epistolare sull'origine della Universitá di Pisa scritta al reverendiss. padre maestro Odoardo Corsini.

      Francesco Polloni,, Pisa 1765 - First edition of this work on the early history of the University of Pisa. Though a little younger than the University of Bologna, the university at Pisa is one of the oldest in Europe, with origins in the city's eleventh-century law school. Its importance to the early history of European law lay in part in its custody of the oldest surviving manuscript of Justinian's Pandects, which it kept until it was taken by the Florentines at the beginning of the fifteenth century. Pisa attracted many lawyers in the eleventh century (prominent among them were Opitone and Sigerdo) while no less than four professors of the Bologna law school (Bulgarus, Burgundio, Uguccione, and Bandino) were educated there.Borgo, who published a separate work on the Pandects manuscript the previous year (Dissertazione sopra l'istoria dei Codici pisani delle Pandette di Giustiniano imperatore, Lucca 1764), here traces the origins of the university as a law school long before Papal recognition was granted in the fourteenth century.Borgo was born and educated at Pisa, graduating in law in 1726 and teaching Civil Law there from 1731. His life was devoted to the study of law and the early records of the city and university. 4to (242 × 170 mm), pp. xi, [i], 133, [3] complete with half-title and errata. Title printed in red and black, engraved vignette, woodcut initials and headpiece. Contemporary quarter sheep, elaborate coloured block printed paper covered boards, pink paper corners. Spine worn, with some slight worming, slight loss at head. A large and attractive copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        A Concise Account of North America: Containing a Description of Several British Colonies on That Continent, Including the Islands of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, &C...Also of the Interior or Westerly Parts

      London: J. Millan 1765, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) vii, [1], 264pp. Very good. Octavo. In contemporary full leather with red leather title, gilt lettering and rules, raised bands. Rebacked, some rubbing to extremities. Some very light staining and toning. With armorial bookplate of Robert King Rogers, 5th generation, signature of A. A. Rogers [R. K. Rogers wife], and ink signature of Robert H. Rogers. Bookplate of Frank S. Streeter. Frank Streeter copy. The companion to the journals of the famed ranger of the French and Indian wars. "Based largely on personal knowledge, this was the first geographical account of the American interior after England had wrested it from France, and, aside from those by Pittman and Hutchins, the most accurate of the period." (Lande 761). Howes 8740. A handsome copy which was in the author&#39;s family for 200 years..

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        A Treatise on Domestic Pigeons, comprehending all of the different species known in England; describing the perfections and imperfections of each, ... the method of breeding the most curious and valuable sorts, ... the generation of pigeons in general

      London: C. Berry, 1765. First edition. The title page shows some minor offsetting from the frontis plate, a few of the plates are trimmed with no loss to image, there is a touch of marginal foxing to a few pages of the text; a tight and clean copy in very good condition.. Pp. xvi, 144, engraved frontispiece of pigeon coop, 13 engraving plates of different pigeons. Later full green leather, lettered in gilt on the spine and with gilt ruling on the front and rear covers, attractive green marbled endpapers, 8vo. This work was originally privately printed in 1735 by John Moore. It was then titled &#39;The Columbarium&#39; and issued in a very small edition - only six copies are known to exist in libraries around the world (Casey Wood, 471). It was later published in 1765 under the title &#39;A Treatise on Domestic Pigeons&#39; in an edition of only 750 copies. This second printing was published anonymously by a practical pigeon fancier. However, it is an exact reproduction of Moore&#39;s Columbarium of 1735. This is the first English book on pigeons and is a great rarity.

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        KARTE VAN HET WESTELYK GEDEELTE VAN NIEUW MEXICO EN VAN CALIFORNIA VOLGENS DE LAATSTE ONTDEKKINGEN DER JESUITEN EN ANDEREN

      Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion, 1765.. Copper-engraved map, with full original color. Sheet size: 16 x 19 inches. In excellent condition. A very attractive and detailed map of the American Southwest and Baja California, by a respected Amsterdam cartographer. This highly detailed map, with beautiful full original colour embraces the area from what is now central Arizona and southern California down to Sonora and the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The map depicts the region during an especially fascinating time in its development. The Baja Peninsula and Sonora are shown to be dotted with Spanish garrisons and Jesuit missions established in the wake of Father Eusebio Kino who explored the area in the late 1600s. Kino was also the first cartographer to definitively establish that California is not an island, as previously thought. The notations on the map refer to various episodes in the exploration of the region. The shores of the Peninsula and the Sea of Cortés are charted in finely assured detail as are the courses of the lower Colorado and Gila Rivers, the latter running near the present-day site of Phoenix, Arizona. With reference to what is now known as southern California, the map depicts the Channel Islands, and extends past "Kaap St. Diego" up towards modern-day Los Angeles, however the shape of the coastline seems to be based more on conjecture than on actual discovery. The first mission in Alta California, San Diego (founded 1769), was yet to be established, and accurate charting of the region by such figures as the Comte de La Pérouse were still to occur a generation into the future. The present map was included in Tirion&#39;s highly regarded NIEUWE EN BEKNOPTE HAND-ATLAS. LOWERY COLLECTION 498. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.494. PHILLIPS ATLASES, 600-102. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 148. WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST 608.

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        Karte van het Westelyk Gedeelte van Nieuw Mexico en van California Volgens de laatste Ontdekkingen der Jesuiten en anderen

      Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion, 1765. Copper-engraved map, with full original colour, in excellent condition. 16 x 19 inches. A very attractive and detailed map of the American Southwest and Baja California, by a respected Amsterdam cartographer This highly detailed map, with beautiful full original colour embraces the area from what is now central Arizona and southern California down to Sonora and the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The map depicts the region during an especially fascinating time in its development. The Baja Peninsula and Sonora are shown to be dotted with Spanish garrisons and Jesuit missions established in the wake of Father Eusebio Kino who explored the area in the late 1600s. Kino was also the first cartographer to definitively establish that California is not an island, as previously thought. The notations on the map refer to various episodes in the exploration of the region. The shores of the Peninsula and the Sea of Cortés are charted in finely assured detail as are the courses of the lower Colorado and Gila Rivers, the latter running near the present-day site of Phoenix, Arizona. With reference to what is now known as southern California, the map depicts the Channel Islands, and extends past "Kaap St. Diego" up towards modern-day Los Angeles, however the shape of the coastline seems to be based more on conjecture than on actual discovery. The first mission in Alta California, San Diego (founded 1769), was yet to be established, and accurate charting of the region by such figures as the Comte de La Pérouse were still to occur a generation into the future. The present map was included in Tirion&#39;s well-regarded Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas. Lowery Collection, 498; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.494 and Atlases, 600-102; Wheat, TransMississippi West, 148; Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, 608

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        James Otis The Rights of the British Colonies, Asserted and Proved (First British Printing, 1765)

      J. Almon, 1765. 3rd. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. J. Almon, 1765. A highly important imprint! This book featured an early stance on the issue of slavery. &#39;The colonists are by the law of nature freeborn, as indeed all men are, white or black. . .&#39; To a large extent, it was this very publication (in its first edition) that launched the political controversy that led to the American Revolution. VERY SCARCE! First British Edition (original publication in Boston in 1764). Hardcover. Bound in contemporary blue pressed cloth. Moderate bumping on the edges. Original publication pages toned. Edges a bit tattered. Overall in Good condition.

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        A Flemish Collation. From the Original Picture, Painted by Van Harp, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Bute

      London: John Boydell, 2 November 1765. Copper engraving, coloured by hand, by Isaac Taylor, from Richard Earlom&#39;s design after van Herp. 19 3/8 x 25 1/4 inches. A very fine genre picture, expertly interpreted by Earlom and Walker. The artist of the original work is probably Willem van Herp (not Harp as in the title): the most likely candidate from amongst a prolific family of 17th-century Flemish painters. This good-humored scene shows the interior of a Flemish tavern. A number of guests sit around a table spread with a ham and bread. Hot soup is also available which a matron tries to feed to her child, her husband sits next to her with the bowl balanced precariously on his knee. The inn-keeper hands round glasses of wine that he pours from a flagon. At the staircase entrance to the room a women stands with apples held up in her apron whilst the man next to her calls out, reaches in to the apron and throws fruit to anyone who answers him: two young men hold out their hats to catch the fruit in the room below. Scenes such as these derive from Pieter Brueghel&#39;s chaotic scenes of Flemish village life, which in turn derived from moralistic paintings of early Renaissance Netherlandish art. The moralistic edge gradually became blunted as the artists and their patrons grew ambivalent about these scenes of noisy distraction. In any event, the effect was to make one smile rather than recoil and turn away. And eventually, as here, genre scenes like these became nostalgic evocations of the happy chaos of big family life.

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        The Manoeuverer, or Skilful Seaman: Being an Essay on the Various Movements of a Ship at Sea, as Well as of Naval Evolutions in General. - The Inscribed Copy of a Veteran of Trafalgar

      Lon.. b/w plates, some folding. &#147;Illustrated with Thirteen Copperplates; five of which, with many interesting observations interspersed through the work, by way of notes, are the production of an English Officer.&#148; This is the first edition in English of Le Man&#156;uvrier, a seamanship classic compiled because of the inadequacies of existing marine dictionaries and first published in Paris in 1765. The text is divided into four parts: &#147;On the Theory of Working Ships at Sea;&#148; &#147;The Theory applied to Practice;&#148; &#147;Various Observations on the Marine;&#148; and &#147;On Naval Evolutions.&#148; Inscribed &#147;Capt Mansfield, Navy&#148; on the front pastedown with the address panel of an early letter loosely laid in addressed to &#147;Captain Mansfield, HMS Minotaur.&#148; Mansfield commanded Minotaur, a third rate 74, at Trafalgar. Her crew received Nelson&#146;s personal tribute following the Battle of the Nile. Maggs Bibliotheca Nautica, Part IV, 2412. Adams & Waters 248. Thirteen engraved plates; seven of which are folding. Contemporary full calf, the front hinge weak but holding; internally clean. This English translation is quite scarce.

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        Biblia, Das ist: die gantze Heilige Schrifft dess Alten und Neuen Testaments. Wie solche von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther Seel. Im Jahr Christi 1522. in unsere Teutsche Mutter-Sprach zu übersetzen angefangen, Anno 1534. zu End gebracht,...Samt einer Vorrede Herrn Johann Michael Dilherrns

      Nürnberg., Johann Andreä Endterischen Handlung., 1765. 41 x 28 cms, ( 56 ) pages with title in red and black, Vorrede, Register, + ( 16 ) pages with Lebens-Beschreibung Luthers, with full page engraving, + 1181 pages, + ( 23 ) pages; Register, Confessio. With engraved titleleaves of the Old en New Testament, + 6 fullpage engravings of Prophets and Evangelists. Numerous woodengravings in the text. Thumbmarked corners. First leaves with waterspot on lower margin. Prelim. blanc leaves with tear. Contemp. skin over wooden boards. wormholes. Remains of contemp. brass clasps. Good condition. KEYWORDS: Biblia Germany.

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        Description de la Place de Louis XV que l&#39;on construit a Reims, des ouvrages a continuer aux environs de cette place, & de ceux a faire dans la suite pour l&#39;utilite & l&#39;embellissement de cette ville

      Paris: de l&#39;imprimerie de Prault, 1765. Large folio. (24 7/8 x 18 1/2 inches). 8 engraved plates and plans (1 double-page plan, 4 double-page plates by by Pierre-Philippe Choffard after Le Gendre, 1 double-page and 2 single-page plates by P.E. Moitte after C.N. Cochin), 1 engraved headpiece by Choffard, the plates and text on laid paper. Expertly bound to style in half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with a repeat floral decoration in gilt, gilt edges. A lovely folio illustrated work on the design of the Place de la Concorde. Le Gendre, ingenieur du roy, inspecteur general des ponts et chaussees de France, submitted his first grandiose plans in 1755 based on a similar project carried out in the extensions to Nancy in 1752-1755. Revised plans were submitted and accepted in 1758 and are the subject of the present work. One of the plates depicts the fine statue of Louis XV by Jean- Baptiste Pigalle erected in the Place Royale. Berlin Cat. 2515; Cohen-de Ricci 615; Vera Salomons Choffard (1911) p.75

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        An exquisite, ca. 1893-1899 display catalog of haura-e reflecting the refined and restrained iki aesthetic with 48 colors and sumi paintings for selection by patrons including 39 kachoga landscapes, each on an individual 264 x 385 mm sheet

      (10.39 x 15.16 inches) of handmade ivory mulberry paper, sheets side-bound without wrappers with antique, possibly hand forged, heavy copper staple-like fasteners at top and bottom. The paintings were done for a Kyoto kimono shop (gofukuya), reputedly associated with the Hasegawa family of painters, by a highly skilled uncredited Kyoto painter with extensive training in Maruyama-Shijo and Rishi school techniques, possibly a student of Shiokawa Bunrin. Sixteen works are special, of which nine are exceptional designs of museum collection quality that achieve a rare synergy of natural forms and decorative pattern. The painted designs were to be copied using Yuzen starch resist technique to the inner silk lining (haura) of a haori, the mid-length coat worn by men over the kimono and some have interior and /or outer borders designed for later application of gold or silver dust. Great attention is given to accurate depiction of light including changes through the seasons, the atmospherics of clouded skies and mist, clear skies and dawn, sunset, moonrise, and the moon in full including night shadows, and in one work, a pantomime in silhouette, the light thrown by an early electric arc streetlight. The kachogas are in river, marsh, estuarine and coastal settings, many with waterbirds, (red-crowned crane, cormorant, Oriental stork, mandarin duck, heron, and common kingfisher), some with shorebirds, (sandpiper, godwit and greenshank), with also bush-warbler, Eurasian tree sparrow, varied tit, pheasant and rooster, and northern goshawk and sparrowhawk, and with paintings of bamboo, circling koi (carp), a selection of spinning tops superbly done with confection-like color, a tiger reacting to dragons, a wildflower garden with bamboo fencing, chrysanthemum, black pine, plum tree, taro and lotus landscapes, a pilgrimage to a ceremony at a Buddhist temple in the mountains and a village in deep snow. SEALS: A machi-eshi, (town painter working for privately owned businesses), didn't sign their work, and so, paintings without seals: one unidentified small cinnabar seal on rear of sheet 45. PAPER: several thicknesses used depending on pigment application. BINDING: hochikisu style. TECHNIQUES: include shasei (sketching from life), ax-cut strokes (sharp edged rapid brushwork), their use largely replacing mi dots, and tsuketate, use of a soft tapered brush differentially loaded on one side with pigment (s) to execute gradation effects and to achieve volume without use of outline.  Light effects are achieved using gofun, a white made from the pulverized shells of shellfish, contrasts between wet and dry strokes, contrasts between different tones of light colors, use of the unpainted paper itself and gradations of wash. YUZEN: after the Kyoto artist, Miyazaki Yuzen [d. 1765]. The design is first drawn with spiderworts juice on patterned cloth cut in kimono shape, the outline starched with rice paste to prevent dye bleed. Soybean juice is brushed on the kimono cloth to ensure good dye transfer. Customarily one pattern is used for each color with up to 300 or so patterns possible, permitting nearly any gradation of color. BACKGROUND: Secreted decoration under the outer garment became commonplace in the Edo period among prosperous townspeople (chonin), as they sought to assert status and identity while evading restrictive sumptuary laws that forbade them to make public displays of luxury conflicting with the rights of the nobility. (Even the use of silk for the inner lining of a jacket was a violation of the sumptuary laws.) INFLUENCES: Painters whose style has similarities include Nakabayashi Chikuto, Yamamoto Baiitsu, Shiokawa Bunrin and Kono Bairei. PRICE: Unlike in the U.S., many kimono design albums are offered for sale in Japan, most mediocre. I have been highly selective over the years and have selected just three of special quality for purchase. I have viewed these paintings repeatedly, putting the catalog down for weeks, even months at a time and then returned to it and I am confident in my valuation. As customary, all designs were individually priced and rated for condition and discounted 33%: nine were judged as not of sufficient interest and were priced at $0. CONDITION DETAIL: Painted Designs: well-preserved with fresh colors and no insect damage. Sheets: general minor handling wear including vertical cockling and gentle outer edge tip bends, very light at top, slight at bottom, some with minor corner creasing, last four sheets with outer bottom tips bent back. Some sheets have trace soiling at bottom edge of outer bottom corner. Works 32 and 34 with a few pink spots, bleed-through from work 33. Rear Sides: varying degrees of intrinsic offset from brushed pigments. 2 sheets have a light vertical crimp. Exterior sheets 1 and 48 exhibit greater wear: Upper side of sheet 1 has some vertical tears at bottom inner corner, a small clean circular hole at bottom outer corner and minor soiling including a few light scattered spots along the inner edge: Lower side of sheet 48 has a small light-color beverage stain at the bottom inner corner. Three sheets, nos. 3, 4 and 18 have a small label stub at the top outer tip. The catalog was formerly folded at the center and its sheets retain a vertical center fold indentation, shallow and light for center sheets, deeper at extremities. Sheet 8 has a light top outer corner stain. Sheet 29 has 3 characters written in red at top inner corner. Top corners of sheet 38 are toned. Sheet 40 has pink spotting at foot of inner margin. Binding, including condition of antique staple fasteners: Excellent. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. 

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        THE OBJECTIONS TO THE TAXATION OF OUR AMERICAN COLONIES, BY THE LEGISLATURE OF GREAT BRITAIN, BRIEFLY CONSIDER&#39;D

      London: Printed for J. Wilkie, 1765.. 20pp. Dbd. A very good copy. In a half morocco box. First edition of this defense of the Stamp Act, arguing in favor of the right to tax the colonists and rejecting various claims against British taxation. The pamphlet produced several strong responses by colonial sympathizers, including James Otis&#39; CONSIDERATIONS ON BEHALF OF THE COLONISTS, also printed in 1765. SABIN 35835, 36053. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 65-13a. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 16Aa. HOWES J103.

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        Journals of Major Robert Rogers: containing an account of several excursions he made under the Generals who commanded upon the continent of North America, during the late War

      London: printed for the Author, and sold by J. Millan, 1765. 8vo. (8 1/4 x 5 inches). Half-title, 1p. page "advertisement" for subscribers to a second volume (which never appeared), 2pp. publisher&#39;s advertisements. Expertly bound to style in half 18th-century russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, spine in compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second. First edition of this classic narrative of the French and Indian War, complete with the half-title and the two advertisement leaves at the rear which are not always present: here with an interesting provenance. Rogers acted as a scout for the 1755 expedition against Crown Point, and in 1756 became captain of an independent company of Rangers. He made scores of raids against the French in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, going as far west as the shores of Lake Huron. His exploits, detailed in this book, made him the most romantic and famous figure of the war in America. The book has served as the basis for much romantic fiction, most notably Kenneth Roberts&#39; Northwest Passage. Colonel Thomas Aspinwall was born in Brookline and at the time of his death in 1876 in Boston he was the oldest surviving officer who had fought in the War of 1812. He also served as United States Consul in London from 1815 to 1853, and was a noted bibliophile whose collection was described in A catalogue of books relating to America, in the collection of Colonel Aspinwall (Paris: 1831). The Colonel&#39;s gift of this book in 1859 ensured that it was not included in the auction sale of his library held in Boston in May 1879. Howes R419, "b."; Gagnon II:1828. Greenly Michigan 16; Bell R296; JCB 1474; Lande 760; Winsor V, pp.592-93; Clark II:58; Thomson 996; Sabin 72725; TPL 393; Vail 563; Streeter Sale 1029; Graff 3555; Field 1315.

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        Observations on the Diseases of the Army

      London: A. Millar, D. Wilson; T. Durham; and T. Payne, , 1765. Quarto. (275 × 208 mm). Engraved vignette to the title page and another at the head of the first chapter, wood-engraved headpieces and cul-de-lampes. Very light browning, else a superb copy in contemporary calf, lightly sprinkled, spine ornately gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering-piece, the spine a little dry and mildly sunned, light shelf wear. The Fifth Edition, Corrected.", the only quarto edition and extremely handsome thus. Pringle is seen as the founder of Military Medicine. Under the patronage of the Earl of Stair, commander of the Army in Flanders, he was made Physician to the Army. He served on campaign from 1742 down to the Peace of Aix-la-Chappelle in 1748, including at Culloden, having been made Physician General in 1744. "Pringle&#39;s great innovations encompassed both administration and epidemiology. It was probably owing to his efforts that military hospitals were first recognized as neutral territory and safely set up near a battlefield. At the battle of Dettingen in 1743, the last in which a British king led his army into battle, British and French hospitals under a temporary red cross and with the agreement of the duc de Noailles, the French commander, were set up side by side, each taking wounded from the other army if the occasion arose... he did not publish his Observations on the Diseases of the Army until 1752. This watershed work has probably not received the credit it deserves. Like his countryman James Lind, Pringle had quickly recognized hospitals as the chief causes of sickness and death in the army. His special contributions were the first scientific account of epidemiology in the field and prevention of cross-infection." [ODNB ] This copy from the Macclesfield Library at Shirburn Castle with the Castle bookplate to the front free endpaper, blind stamp through the first few leaves and the armorial bookplate of Lieutenant-General George Lane Parker to the front pastedown. Parker was the younger son of the Second Earl, who served for more than twenty years in the 1st Foot Guards. In 1773 at rank of Major-General he was appointed Colonel of the 20th Foot and saw service in the War of Independence. One of his major contributions to the Shirburn Castle Library was a remarkable collection of books detailing the professional interests of an intelligent soldier in the latter part of the C18th.

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        Solenni esequie celebrate nel duomo di Firenze per la morte dell'augustissimo imperatore Francesco primo duca di Lorena e di Bar [.] ordinate da s.a.r. Pietro Leopoldo arciduca d'Austria principe reale di Ungheria e di Boemia [.]. [Legato con:] NEGRI Anton Maria. Orazione funebre in lode dell'augustissimo imperatore Francesco primo duca di Lorena e di Bar [.] recitata da m.r.p. maestro Antonio Maria Negri definitore perpetuo [.] nelle solenni esequie celebrate nel duomo di Firenze il dì 5. novembre 1765.

      - In Firenze, nella stamperia di S. A. R., l'anno 1765, due opere legate insieme in un volume, in-folio, br. muta del primo Ottocento (mancanze al dorso e marginali, pp. XLIII, [1] - [2], 46, [2], bianca l'ultima carta. Alla prima opera una magnifica e grande (mm. 490x370) tavola calcografica più volte ripiegata, raffigurante l'apparato funebre, ideata da Giuseppe Ruggieri, disegnata da Giuseppe Zocchi e incisa da Fabio Berardi. Con belle testate ed iniziali calcografiche alle prime carte di testo di ambedue le pubblicazioni. Interno in ottime condizioni. Moreni II p. 114. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Beschreibung der doppelten und einfachen Luftpumpe nebst einer Sammlung von verschiedenen nüzlichen und lehrreichen Versuchen, welche man mit der Luftpumpe machen kan. Aus dem Französischen übersezt und mit vielen neuen Zusäzen und Kupfern vermehret von m. Johann Christoph Thenn.

      bey Eberhard Kletts sel. Wittib, Augsburg, 1765 - Mit sechs gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Titel, 6 Bll., 150 S. Pappband der Zeit (Rücken und Ecken später mit Leder bezogen) mit neuerem Deckelschild. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Engelmann 261. Poggendorff II,247. - Johann van Musschenbroek (1687-1748), Bruder des bedeutenden Wissenschaftlers Petrus van Musschenbroek, übernahm von seinem Vater Johann Joosten (1660-1707) die erste in Holland gegründete Werkstatt für den Bau wissenschaftlicher Instrumente wie Luftpumpen, Mikroskope, Teleskope usw. Im vorliegenden Werk, das gegenüber der holländischen Erstausgabe von 1738 bedeutend vermehrt wurde, werden die neuesten Pumpen und die damit durchgeführten Experimente beschrieben und abgebildet. - Die Kupfer zeigen aus Holz, Metall und glas gefertigte Pumpen und Versuche mit Licht im Vakuum. - Rücken und Ecken des beriebenen Pappbandes später mit Leder überzogen, etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig (Titel etwas stärker). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Blue Egyptian Water Lily

      Dr. Robert John Thornton (c.1765-1832)Illustrated plate from Temple of Flora, quarto editionLondon: 1812Hand-colored stipple, mezzotint and aquatint engravings 22 1/2? x 19 1/2? framedDr. Robert Thornton was determined that his country produce the greatest series of botanical illustrations of all time, and his Temple of Flora is unsurpassed as a botanical document of the Romantic era. Thornton assembled the finest flower painters to paint the original designs that served as the basis for the engravings, and no expense was spared in their production. These engravings are the first botanicals to include landscape backgrounds laden with symbolic, sentimental, and dramatic elements. It is the forceful stylization of flowers, as well as their historical, allegorical and/or fanciful backgrounds, that place the Temple of Flora among the greatest botanical books of all time. The work was first issued in parts between 1799 and l807. Thornton intended the work as a pictorial celebration, accompanied by prose and verse text, of the classification system of Linnaeus. He employed the artists Peter Henderson, Philipp Reinagle, and others to paint the plants, each in an exotic and romantic setting. Thornton exhausted his fortune on the book?s production, but in the process he created one of the most beautiful and distinctive works of botanical art of the modern era.In 1812, Thornton republished the Temple of Flora in a smaller scale for his quarto edition. Thornton was forced to sell his items at a lottery when faced with bankruptcy, after sales of the folio edition of the Temple of Flora failed to recoup his investment. He organized the Royal Botanic Lottery under the patronage of the Prince Regent, and it is thought that some issues of his quarto edition of Temple of Flora were given as prizes. Unfortunately, the lottery failed to help Thornton?s dire financial situation, and Thornton died with little money. The whereabouts of the original paintings, also included in the lottery are unknown.

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        ThEatre-avec des Commentaires et autres Morceaux IntEressans

      Geneva: Les FrEres Cramer 1765 [Geneva: Les FrËres Cramer, 1765]. Second edition with these illustrations. 12 vols., 8vo. Engraved frontispiece by Watelet after Pierre, and 34 engraved plates after drawings by Gravelot. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine, leather labels. Joints rubbed and starting (though all are soundly attached), spine tips rough, labels of two volumes chipped. Cohen-de-Ricci 255 . An edition famous not only for its illustrations, but also for the fact that its was Voltaire was persuaded the Cramers to publish it for the benefit of a descendant of Corneille whom he was caring for -- and it was he who provided the commentary

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        A collection of authentic, useful and entertaining voyages and discoveries, digested in a chronological series

      LONDON : J Knox, 1765 3 volume set in original full leather with all plates and charts. The leather is rotten and the boards are coming adrift. Contents are fine. First edition published in 1765 and there is no indication that this is a reprint. With folding engraved chart of the world, folding engraved map with plans of Louisbourg, Havanna, Cartagena, and Portobello, folding chart of the Southern part of South America, and folding chart of the Pacific, and 5 full-page engraved plates, one folding. (16), 264; (4), 271, (1); (4), 280 pp. An important collection of voyages, circumnavigations, and discoveries by Columbus, Vasco de Gama, Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh, Thomas Cavendish, Oliver van Noort, Spelbergen, Schouten and Le Maire, Capt. Monk, Tasman, Dampier, Lionel Wafer, Woodes Rogers, Don Ulloa, Anson, Ellis, and Martin, also including the story of Alexander Selkirk. Further, it contains a relation of the adventures of the few survivors from the shipwreck of the Doddington East-Indiaman, and an account of the Russian discoveries. Four large folding engraved maps and charts show the itineraries and the latest discoveries; the engravings show Columbus and the Indians.

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        IL MEZZOGIORNO. Poemetto.

      (Giuseppe Galeazzi) (1765). In-8 p. (mm. 205x125), bella legatura in p. vitellino coevo, elegante cornice floreale in oro ai piatti, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, dentelles dorate ai risguardi, taglio sup. dorato, conserv. cartoncino rustico coevo, pp. 64 (compresa la prima carta bianca). Cfr. Bustico,92: ""Prima edizione anonima". A p. 64, "Imprimatur" del 24 luglio 1765 e il permesso di stampa in data 22 luglio 1765 a firma ?Giuseppe Casati revisore de? Libri per il Sant?Offizio?. Due sono le tirature dello stesso anno, con alcune varianti tipografiche, come l?"Imprimatur" a p. 64 che è su nove righe (come il ns.) oppure su otto? - Parenti ?Prime ediz. ital.?, pp. 388-389. Lievi uniformi arross. su alc. cc., altrim. esempl. con barbe, ben conservato.

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        Fugitive Pieces, On Various Subjects. By several Authors

      London, Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall: MDCCLXV [1765]. Two octavo volumes: 2 p. l., 352 p. (2 leaves, B-Z8); 2 p. l., 357 p., 1 leaf (2 leaves, B-Z8, Aa4). Second edition; first published 1761. Vol. I contains Crito: Or, A Dialogue on Beauty. By Sir Harry Beaumont; A Particular Account Of The Emperor of China's Gardens, near Pekin: In A Letter from F. Attiret, a French Missionary... to his Friend at Paris (dateline 'Pekin, Nov. 1, 1743'); Deformity: An Essay. By William Hay, Esq.; Lucina sine Concubitu. A Letter Humbly addressed to the Royal Society; In Which Is proved, by most Incontestable Evidence, drawn from Reason and Practice, that a Woman may conceive, and be brought to Bed, without any Commerce with Man; A Modest Defence Of Gaming; The Pretty Gentleman; Or, Softness of Manners Vindicated From the false Ridicule exhibited under the Character of William Fribble, Esq.; The Polite Philosopher: Or, An Essay on that Art which makes a Man happy in himself, and agreeable to others; The Plan of an Essay Upon Delicacy. With A Specimen of the Work. In Two Dialogues. By Nathanael Lancaster. Vol. II contains A Vindication Of Natural Society; Or, A View of the Miseries and Evils arising to Mankind from every Species of Artificial Society. In a Letter to Lord ****: By a late Noble Writer; The History And Antiquities Of The Ancient Villa Of Wheatfield, In The County of Suffolk; Fragments Of Ancient Poetry, Collected in the Highlands of Scotland, And Translated from the Galic or Erse Language; An Account Of Russia As It Was In The Year 1710. By Charles Lord Whitworth; A Journey Into England. By Paul Hentzner, In The Year M.D.XC.VIII. Edited & translated by Horace Walpole for the Society of Antiquaries; A Project For Raising An Hospital For Decayed Authors. By John Gilbert-Cooper, Esq; A Parallel; In the Manner of Plutarch: Between a most celebrated Man of Florence; And One, scarce ever heard of, in England. By the Reverend Mr. Spence. Antonio Magliabechi of Florence (1633-1728) and Robert Hill of Hertfordshire (b. 1699). 'Books Printed for J. Dodsley' at end of vol. 2. Handsomely rebound by Pat and George Sargent, Dragonfly Bindery, in full decorated leather. NUC 145: 608-6. Stock#OB362.

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        Observations on the Nature, Causes, and Cure of Those Disorders which have been Commonly called Nervous Hypochondriac, or Hysteric, To which are prefixed some Remarks on the Sympathy of the Nerves.

      Printed for T. Becket, and P. Du Hondt, and J. Balfour, Edinburgh 1765 - Octavo (7 15/16 x 4 3/4 inches; 202 x 121 mm). viii, [8], 520 pp. Contemporary full calf. Boards ruled in gilt. Spine elaborately stamped in gilt with tan spine label, lettered in blind. All edges speckled red. Hinges cracked but firm. Spine chipped at head and tail. Corners and edges a bit rubbed and bumped. Back board with a few chips. Sporadic dampstaining along top margin. Final few leaves and endpapers with some toning and staining. Overall very good. "Whytt's interest in the sensibility and co-ordination of the nerves led to a major work on nervous diseases in 1764. It has been suggested that this work helped to make 'nervous disease' a fashionable term, replacing 'the vapours' - a remnant of humoral pathology. Whytt's doctrine was that the part of the soul resident in the sensory nerves was so bound by the laws of union of body and soul that it allowed each nerve to transmit only its own kind of stimulus to the brain and spinal cord. Here the soul, acting as a kind of common sensory agent, redirected the stimulus to appropriate motor nerves. This accounted for the 'sympathy' of the parts of the body, many of them later recognized to be under the control of the sympathetic nervous system." (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        General View of the Agriculture of the County of Fife: With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement: Drawn Up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture & Internal Improvement

      8vo. Full calf. viii, 413pp. Foldout map frontispiece, floor plans, illustrations, tables. Very good. Slight bit of edgewear, but clean, tight and attractive -- and the entire text block is shockingly handsome and free of foxing and edge tears. The often-absent large foldout frontispiece map -- "Map of the County of Fife" -- is in very good condition, with just the slightest bits of foxing. A superb first edition of this scarce study. Front pastedown bears the handsome simple bookplate of "Captn. Halkett , / Royal Navy." Sir Peter Halkett (1765-1839) was a senior British naval officer best known for his French Revolutionary War service; he was promoted to rear-admiral in 1812 and was a commander in the West Indies (1836-37) before he became the 6th Baronet of Pitfirrane in Fife. Overall a quite lovely first edition of an important agricultural study of the famed Scottish county surrounded by more water than any Scottish county and reknowned for its agricultural wealth.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language; In Which the Words are Deduced From Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples From the Best Writers. To Which are Prefixed A History of the Language, and an English Grammar. In Two Volumes

      London: Printed by W. Strahan, 1765., 1765. THIRD EDITION. 2 volumes, folio, complete. Contemporary calf, respined to style. Some expected foxing and toning; scuffing to boards. An attractive copy. In the field of English lexicography Johnson&#39;s greatest followers were the American, Webster, and the compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary; but despite the progress made during the past two centuries in historical and comparative philology, Johnson&#39;s book may still be consulted for instruction as well as pleasure. Courtney & Nicol Smith p.55.

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. In five volumes

      nbsp;London - A. Millar, 1765 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A remarkable set of Bacon&#39;s works. With engraved frontispieces in volumes I-IV. Life of Bacon to the front of volume I. Volume I contains a folding table of the general distribution of human knowledge, and volume IV contains the same in Latin. With vignette titles in red and black ink. Volume IV and Vare in Latin. Complete in five volumes. Interesting bookplates of Jonathan Lovett and John Cockburn to front pastedowns. Andrew Millar (17051768) was a bookseller. He was a vendor for the Society for the Encouragement of Learning (173949) and London agent for the Foulis press in Glasgow from 1741 and for Alexander Kincaid in Edinburgh from 13 July 1748. In 1742 he moved to a better location, opposite to Katherine Street in the Strand (Daily Post, 10 Sept 1742), near the bookshops of the Tonsons, Franois Changuion, and later John Nourse, and his trade began to shift from retailing to publishing. Millar sensibly guided his purchase of copyrights by the advice of very able men (Boswell, Life, 1. 287)and women, for Miller durst not contradict his wife in any thing (Beattie&#39;s London Diary, 53). He paid his authors handsomely: 250 for Thomson&#39;s Liberty (17356), 600 for Fielding&#39;s Tom Jones (1749), and over 4000 for Hume&#39;s entire History of England (175462). He was also one of the first booksellers to advance money for unwritten titles, notably Johnson&#39;s Dictionary and Hume&#39;s Tudors. Enlisting editors like Thomas Birch, David Mallet, Patrick Murdoch, and Arthur Murphy, Millar actively enhanced the prestige of his older properties: James Harrington (1737), Milton&#39;s prose (1738), Sir Francis Bacon (1740), and Robert Boyle (1744). Share sales of his recensions perpetuated canons of Fielding the novelist and Thomson the Druid (later a pre-Romantic) down to the twentieth century. He promoted such lavish private publications as William Hunter&#39;s Anatomy of the Gravid Human Uterus (1774, but proposed 1752), Robert Wood&#39;s Ruins of Palmyra (1753), Mallet&#39;s works of Bolingbroke (1754), and Thomas Hollis&#39;s republican reprints. DNBCondition: In full calf bindings. Externally worn. Four spine labels missing. One board is detached but present, five are held by the cords only and one joint cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are crisp and remarkably bright and clean for the age of this set, with just a few instances of light spotting and some faint marginal tidemarks to volume III. Overall: FAIR due to worn bindings, with a very good interior indeed..

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        Histoire des révolutions de Florence, sous les Médicis, I-III. [THREE VOLUMES]

      Paris, Musier, De Hansy, Durand, Panckoucke, 1765.. Three volumes. Small octavo. Pp. xviii, 444; 430; 342, (6) errata, privilege (verso blank). Woodcut head-pieces. All 3 half-titles present. Extended index. Small, neat private stamp to each title. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary full mottled calf, spines with gilt-ruled raised bands, gilt-tooled compartments, 2 gilt morocco lettering pieces to each, marbled endpapers, all edges dyed red. In fine condition. A lovely set. -- The French translation of Varchi?s (1503-1565) ?Istoria delle guerre della republica fiorentina (...)? (Leiden, 1723), translated by Jean-Baptiste Requier (1715-1799). Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        PROPOSITIONES EX UNIVERSA PHILOSOPHIA

      1765. Paperback. Fine. RANGONI, FRANCESCO NICCOLO. PROPOSITIONES EX UNIVERSA PHILOSOPHIA, Theoremata ex Architectura Civili et Militari, Constructiones atque Usus Geometricos Instrumentorum pro utraque Architectura, Agrimetria, Longimetria &c. Rome, Johannes Zempel, 1765. Quarto. 46pp. +18ff. Contains eighteen folding plates with copperplate architectural engravings: materials, moldings, capitals and ornaments, as well as groundplans, elevations and three-dimensional renderings of fortifications. Lacks portrait. Title in red and black with woodcut vignette. Several fine woodcut headpieces and ornaments. "Franciscus Nicolaus Rangonius" states his intention to lecture and debate on these his "propositiones" for a period of two days under the auspices of Pope Clement XIII. He starts with cosmology, psychology, "Physica Newtoniana," astronomy, anatomy, and electricity (both natural and artificial). He promises to refute Lucretius, Hobbes, and Locke. He then moves on to civil and military architecture, measuring and surveying. The mysterious Rangonius, who seems to have published nothing else, may be a member of the Rangoni family of Modena, descendents of Niccolo Macchiavelli. Not in the British Museum or Library of Congress. Only one copy is located by both the NUC and OCLC, at the University of Texas, and that copy is incomplete, probably lacking the section on construction and use of mathematical and surveying instruments. In original plain pale green wrappers, the front cover detached. Waterstained and foxed throughout.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs and Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets (Chiefly of the Lyric Kind.) Together with Some Few of Later Date. In Three Volumes

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1765. [W]. Three volumes. Engraved frontispiece, xxiii, (5), 344; iv, 384, (1, engraved music plate); (4), iv, xxiv, 346, (4, errata, advert, note to binder) pp. Hardcover, bound in full contemporary speckled calf. Moderate shelf-wear, the edges rubbed, the joints cracked but holding; the text generally bright and unmarked with a few blemishes. Provenance: Bookplates of William Cooke Daniels 1897; from the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo 5.5" x 8.5".

      [Bookseller: Acorn Bookshop, Inc.]
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