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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'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. 'The colonists are by the law of nature freeborn, as indeed all men are, white or black. . .' 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'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'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. “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.” This is the first edition in English of Le Manœuvrier, 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: “On the Theory of Working Ships at Sea;” “The Theory applied to Practice;” “Various Observations on the Marine;” and “On Naval Evolutions.” Inscribed “Capt Mansfield, Navy” on the front pastedown with the address panel of an early letter loosely laid in addressed to “Captain Mansfield, HMS Minotaur.” Mansfield commanded Minotaur, a third rate 74, at Trafalgar. Her crew received Nelson’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'on construit a Reims, des ouvrages a continuer aux environs de cette place, & de ceux a faire dans la suite pour l'utilite & l'embellissement de cette ville

      Paris: de l'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'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' 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'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' 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'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'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'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'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'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's London Diary, 53). He paid his authors handsomely: 250 for Thomson's Liberty (17356), 600 for Fielding's Tom Jones (1749), and over 4000 for Hume's entire History of England (175462). He was also one of the first booksellers to advance money for unwritten titles, notably Johnson's Dictionary and Hume'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'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's Anatomy of the Gravid Human Uterus (1774, but proposed 1752), Robert Wood's Ruins of Palmyra (1753), Mallet's works of Bolingbroke (1754), and Thomas Hollis'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.

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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.

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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".

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        DEMOSTRACION DEL MISERO DEPLORABLE ESTADO DE LAS ISLAS FILIPINAS, DE LA NECESIDAD DE ABANDONARLAS Ó MANTENERLAS CON FUERZAS RESPETABLES: DE LOS INCONVENIENTES DE LO PRIMERO, Y VENTAJAS DE LO SEGUNDO; DE LO QUE PUEDEN PRODUCIR A LA RL. HACIENDA, DE LA NAVEGACION, EXTENSION, Y UTILIDAD DE SU COMERCIO [caption title]

      Manila. Feb. 10, 1765.. [1],125 leaves. Small folio. Modern stiff vellum. Fair copy in a neat late- 18th-century hand of a mid- 18th-century Spanish document. 20th-century notes in pencil on front fly leaf erased, impressions of writing still visible. Internally clean and fresh. In fine condition. In a modern half morocco and cloth clamshell box, elaborate gilt leather labels on spine and front board. A manuscript fair copy of this important report on the conditions, needs, and potentials of the Philippine Islands in 1765, originally written by Francisco Leandro de Viana, the fiscal of Manila Audiencia. In the process of surveying the Philippines, the report also reflects upon conditions in Spain and the country's relations with its colonies and with other European nations. Viana's plans for implementing changes in order to establish a major Spanish trading center in the Philippines were proposed after the conclusion of the two-year British occupation of the islands from 1762 to 1764, following the end of the Seven Years' War. The author writes that the Spanish must either withdraw completely or strengthen their position in the region to take advantage of the commercial possibilities offered by the islands. Viana advocates the latter, proposing immigration from Spain, fiscal and military reforms, increased trade, expansion of the haciendas, and taking advantage of the geographical location of the islands for shipping routes either around the Cape of Good Hope or by way of Panama. The British capture of Manila in 1762 was a bitter blow to Spain, although the city was not thriving at the time. Since the Spanish conquest, Manila had developed to include a great fort and a trading post; it was also a center of missionary activity in the region. By the mid-18th century, however, the urban center was stagnating. The anticipated trade of Mexican silver for Chinese silk never came to fruition, half of the Spanish population of the islands belonged to religious orders, and Spanish laws forbade non-Spanish Europeans from trading there. In the text Viana contrasts the stagnant development of the Philippines to the success of the commercially-minded Dutch in the Moluccas. In March 1764, following the Treaty of Paris ending the Seven Years' War, Philippine governor Francisco Xavier de la Torre reached the island of Luzon, bearing orders from London for the English to surrender Manila to him. Viana, a well-educated and able man who had served as a college rector of the University of Salamanca and a member of the royal council, addresses the prologue of the DEMOSTRACION, and by extension the report itself, to de la Torre in the latter's capacity of representing the Spanish king, Charles III. Later in 1765 de la Torre was replaced by José Raon, whose unscrupulous rule made Viana's position, and his proposals, untenable. Viana appears to have returned to Spain in 1767, where he wrote the King that his desire to serve the Crown and enact reforms had antagonized those in the Philippines who wished to continue plundering the treasury. The DEMOSTRACION, with its outspoken criticisms of both religious and secular authorities, was regarded as inflammatory and its publication forbidden. A fine fair copy of Viana's report concerning the Philippines in the mid-18th century. Apparently never published, although the Newberry Library holds two similar copies of the manuscript report.

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        Le Voyageur François Ou La Connoissance De l'Ancien et Du Nouveau Monde

      Vincent, Cellot et Moutard, Paris 1765 - Série composite complète des 42 vol in-12, publiés chez Vincent (t.1 et t.2), Cellot (t. 3 à 28), Moutard (t.29 à 42) de 1765 à 1795. Sans l'atlas de 26 cartes, mais avec une carte générale de France au tome 29. Tous les volumes reliés plein veau marbré fauve; tranches rouges; dos à nerfs, ornés de caissons chargés de fleurons identiques pour les tomes 1 à 18, les tomes 19 à 42 avec un modèle fleuron identique, différent de celui des 18 premiers. les pièces de titre et de tomaisons variant elles aussi, soit en maroquin rouge ou maroquin brun, deux pièces de tomaison vertes. Usure d'usage aux coiffes supérieures de 20 volumes, un volume au second plat avec une épidermure, un mors fendu à un tome. Toutes les reliures bien solides sans ressaut de cahier, intérieurs très propres, bon ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der sich selbst informirende Clavierspieler [Subtitle]: oder deutlicher und leichter Unterricht zur Selbstinformation im Clavierspielen

      Halle und Leipzig: Waisenhaus. 1765. Quarto. Contemporary speckled paper boards. 1f. (title), 3ff. (foreword), 226, 4ff. (Inhalt, Register, Verbesserungen) + 1 folding plate. With numerous musical examples in text; occasional decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces. & & Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; lacking portions of paper to spine. Minor uniform browning throughout. A very good, wide-margined copy overall. . First Edition of the first volume of this 3-volume work, complete in itself. RISM BVI pp. 889-890.& & "Wiedeburg’s most important legacy was a substantial body of pedagogical work. In 1765 he issued the first volume of his treatise on keyboard playing for beginners, Der sich selbst informirende Clavier-spieler, and two more volumes followed in 1767 and 1775 respectively. This huge work of more than 1600 pages, the largest 18th-century published treatise on keyboard playing, was designed as a compendium of the musical knowledge that one might need to learn to play the keyboard. Volume one deals with basic keyboard skills such as note-reading, rhythm and fingering, volume two teaches the principles of thoroughbass, and volume three deals with improvisation." Elizabeth Harrison in Grove online

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        Observations historiques et géographiques, sur les peuples barbares qui ont habité les bords du Danube & du Pont-Euxin.

      - Paris, Tilliard, 1765. XLIV, 364 S. Mit gest. Frontispiz, 4 gefalt. gestochenen Karten, 1 gefalt. gest. Inschriftentafel und 8 Kupfertafeln. 4°, Leder der Zeit mit RVergoldung und RSchild. Erste Ausgabe. - Graesse V, 247. - Beschreibung und Geschichte des Krimgebietes und der Krimtartaren. - Gutes, dekoratives Exemplar. Krim, Krimtartaren.

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        Observations historiques et geographiques sur les peuples Barbares

      Paris: N.M Tilliard, 1765. Leather Bound. Very Good. 4to. [xliv] 364 pp. Collated. French. Leatherbound. 5 bands and 6 compartments. Gilt detailing to compartments. The best copy available of this book. Sir John Cope's book plate with coat of arms and "Aequo Afeste Animo" on inside front cover. All maps and plates present. 4 detailed fold out maps, 1 fold out table and 8 plates. The maps in this work include Colchis, the Crimea, Ionia and the Gulf of Smyrna. Beautifully engraved frontis piece. Some pages have been repaired. Otherwise, interior pages in great condition. References: Atabey 949; not in Blackmer. Please see our pictures.

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de feu Monsieur l'Abbé Favier, Prétre a Lille

      Dont la Vente commencera le Jeudi 19 Septembre 1765. xxiv, 522 pp. 8vo, orig. marbled wrappers, uncut. Lille: F.J. Jacquez, 1765. [bound with]:(--). Catalogue des Estampes et Tableaux du Cabinet de feu Mr. l'Abbé Favier, Prêtre, à Lille. 2 p.l., 143, [1] pp. 8vo, uncut. N.p. [but Lille]: 1765. The rare auction catalogues describing the important collections of books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and paintings formed by Abbé Favier at Lille. The great treasure of this extensive, but little-known, provincial French library was a copy, on paper, of the Gutenberg Bible (lot 1), which realized 2,025 frs, only 75 frs less than the Gaignat copy on vellum four years later; its subsequent fate appears to be unknown (see De Ricci, p. 33, no. 44 who lists it among the "exemplaires perdus"). The other outstanding feature of Favier's collection was his group of works on the history of the Netherlands, including Lille (lots 4,768-5,216) which Peignot praises as "presque complète." "Ces deux volumineux catalogues attestent le goût et les recherches immenses de l'abbé Favier: on remarquoit surtout dans sa bibliothèque une collection presque complète des ouvrages relatifs à l'histoire des Pays-Bas et à l'histoire de Lille. La littérature étrangère y étoit aussi très abondante."-Peignot, p. 98. Favier also owned a collection of 104 paintings, 42 drawings and 2,163 prints, described here in the second catalogue. It was sold in the same month. Fine copies. ❧ I. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 182-"According to Danchin, eager Lille booksellers distributed the catalogue before it could be approved by the censors, and the auction was nearly cancelled by the authorities over the inclusion of heretical and licentious books, 26 of which were eventually removed from the sale." II. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 183. I & II: Lugt 1477. .

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        Architettura Di Giacomo Barozzio Da Vignola, Cioe Regola delli cinque Ordini di dett'Architettura

      Rome: Carlo Barbiellini for Fausto Amidei al Corso, 1765. leather_bound. Contemporary brown calf spine and marbled boards. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Small folio, 71 pages. Thirty-one full-page engraved plates. First published in 1563, and reprinted numerous times; the Fowler Collection has thirty-nine editions. It was as influential in France as Palladio was in England. Text in Italian and Latin. Title vignette, floriated initials, and tailpieces. Illustration on title page is a reduced copy of the 1563 edition, "Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettuar di Jacomo Barozzio da Vignola." [see: FOWLER 351 for description of the first edition]. Of the forty plates in the original edition, all except nos. XIII, XV,XXI,XXII,XXXI,XXXVI, and XXVIII are from the same plates as the Roma, A. de'Rossi, 1739 edition. Extremities rubbed, corners worn, minor age-toning.

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        Poor Richard improved: being an Almanack ... For the Year of our Lord 1766 ... By Richard Saunders, Philom

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by B. Franklin and D. Hall, [November 1765]. 12mo. (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). [36]pp. Woodcut illustration of an anatomical man on p. 5, 12 woodcut illustrations on the calendar pages. Stitched self-wrappers, uncut. Housed in a black chemise and black morocco backed slipcase. Rare issue of Benjamin Franklin's last Poor Richard's Almanack, including a full printing of the infamous Stamp Act. A preface, signed in print by Richard Saunders, prior to the printing of the Stamp Act reads: "As an Act of Parliament is now passed, granting and applying certain Stamp Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, which takes Place the first Day of November 1765; and as that Act affects every one, almost, more or less, it is absolutely necessary that all should be acquainted with it, in order to avoide the many Forfeitures they might otherwise be liable to; I therefore thought, that I could not fill up Part of my Almanack, this Year, with any Thing of more general Use, that the Substance of that Law, in which you will see the Duties that are laid on the several Particulars, and also such Things as are exempted from paying Duty by that Act ..." After its successful effort in the French and Indian War, the British government was saddled with a massive debt. Added to this was the cost of administering its new lands in Canada, and the necessity of protecting colonists on the American frontier from Indian attacks. In order to raise funds for border defenses, the British Parliament decided to levy a tax directly on the colonists, rather than relying on colonial legislatures to raise the funds themselves (the colonies having a notoriously spotty track record in such efforts). Over the protests of colonial agents in London, including Benjamin Franklin, a tax was levied on all legal and commercial papers, pamphlets, newspapers, almanacs, cards, and dice. A Stamp Office was created in Britain, and Stamp Inspectors were to be assigned to each colonial district. Colonists wishing to purchase or use any of the materials covered in the Act, such as the present almanac, would be required to buy a stamp. The outrage in the colonies at this form of taxation was immediate and overwhelming, and following a passionate testimony by Benjamin Franklin before Parliament, the Stamp Act was repealed in 1766. The bitterness engendered by the Act lingered on and, coupled with subsequent British laws including the Intolerable Acts and the Townshend Acts, became some of the many grievances enunciated in the Declaration of Independence. Beyond its importance for the printing of the Stamp Act, this almanac was the last Poor Richard's Almanack to include Franklin's imprint. Miller 852; Campbell 723; Evans 10161; Hildeburn 2166; Drake 9890; Church 1052.

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        A Vocabulary, Or Pocket Dictionary. To Which Is Prefixed, A Compendius Grammar Of The English Language

      Birmingham: John Baskerville and sold by Messieurs Dod, Rivington, Longman,et al, 1765. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full calf. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 14.5 x 9.5 cm. [*1,a-c6,d2,B-N6,O2]. In his preface Baskerville "hopes that it will not be unacceptable to Young Ladies, and to Gentlemen too, who have not had the Advantage of a liberal or learned Education; and who are peculiarly liable to make such Mistakes in the Use of Words as are attended with disagreeable Consequences." One can also see in many of the definitions, etymological change compared to modern meaning: as an example, "detail," is defined as "a circumstantial Account." Text generally clean, occasional pencil "x's" in the margins that can be readily erased. GASKELL 31. Back cover joint cracked but firm, extremity wear, raised bands.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press,, 1765. 4 volumes, quarto (269 × 209 mm). Contemporary tan calf, skilfully rebacked and relined to style, red and green morocco labels, boards with gilt rope-roll border, sprinkled edges. 2 engraved tables (one folding) in vol. II. Small inkstamp (initials J. Q. [=John Quick?] and demi antelope crest) at foot of first title page, no other marks of ownership. A little light sporadic foxing to a few gatherings, but generally clean and fresh, an excellent set. First edition. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history … Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation... He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful" (PMM).

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1765-69. ________ FIRST EDITIONS-all four volumes. ________ IMPORTANCE: From PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 212: "Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation... The 'Commentaries' were an immediate and lasting success... He did for the English what the imperial publication of Roman law did for the people of Rome." In their 1980 commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Blackstone's death, Meyer Boswell Books indicated the Commentaries were "the foremost work of English legal history, praised by Lord Mansfield, read three times by Gibbon..., lauded by Bentham for its literary qualities, and said, by Sir James Fitzjames Stephan, to have 'rescued the law of England from chaos.' " ________ BINDING: Uniformly bound in full contemporaneous dark-brown speckled calf (approx. 11" x 8 3/4"), professionally rebacked with original spines expertly remounted; front and back blank endpapers retained; spine with five raised bands, gilt-tooled and framed spine panels; original red & black title/vol. labels; all page edges subtle red. Armorial bookplates of Tho. de Grey, Esq. (most likely of the noted De Greys, of Merton, Norfolk County area). Small bookseller labels of John Howell/Importer/San Francisco on back pastedowns. Each volume house in red cloth slipcase. ________ PAGINATION: Vol.1 - [iv], iii, [iv-viii], [1]-473, [1, blank]; Vol.2 - [viii], [1]-520, xix (appendix), Table of Consanguinity (p. 202/203) and foldout Table of Descents (p. 240/241) both present; Vol.3 - [vii], [1, blank]; [1]-455, [1, blank], xxvii (appendix), [1, blank]; Vol.4 - [vii], [1, blank], [1]-436, vii (appendix), [1, blank], [39 (index)], [1, blank]. ________ CONDITION: Overall in very nice condition with the following noted. Some brown spotting at spots, light water staining to upper corner of last 20 or so pages of Vol. 2, in Vol. 4 evidence of worming in upper margin (mostly insignificant). ________ SUMMATION: "The Best History of English Law"--Julius Marke's Catalogue of Law Collection of NYU, p. 34, and "Blackstone's 'Commentaries' are the most correct and beautiful outline that ever was exhibited of any human science." --Sir William Jones ________ Rothschild 407; Printing and the Mind of Man 212; Holdsworth's Historians of English Law, 22; Grolier/English 52; Lowndes I, 212.

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        A VINDICATION OF THE BRITISH COLONIES, AGAINST THE ASPERSIONS OF THE HALIFAX GENTLEMAN, IN HIS LETTER TO A RHODE-ISLAND FRIEND

      Boston. 1765.. 32pp. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Minor toning and foxing. Trimmed, not affecting text. Very good. Otis replies to Martin Howard's A LETTER FROM A GENTLEMAN AT HALIFAX (1765), the first loyalist tract of the Revolution. The work is an important early argument for proper colonial representation within the British state: "It will however by no means from thence follow, that 'tis always expedient, and in all circumstances equitable for the supreme and sovereign legislative to tax the colonies, much less that 'tis reasonable this right should be practised upon without allowing the colonies an actual representation." Otis was the political leader of Massachusetts Bay for much of the 1760s, until his instability of mind overwhelmed him in 1769. "Otis' pamphlets probably had more influence in America and England, before 1774, than those of any other American except John Dickinson" - DAB. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 20a. EVANS 10117. STREETER SALE 738. HOWES O148. SABIN 57868. BAILYN, PAMPHLETS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 11. ESTC W29668. LAPIDUS, LIBERTY & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, p.37.

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

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

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        Fables Choisies, Mises En Vers Par J. De La Fontaine. Nouvelle Edition Gravée En Taille-Douce. Les Figures Par Sr. Fessard. Le Texte Par Le Sr. Montulay. Dédiées Aux Enfants De La France. Tomes I-VI / Complet En 6 Volumes

      Des Lauriers, Paris 1765 - Volume I: 1765, Volume II: 1766, Volume III et IV: 1768, Volume V: 1774, Volume VI: 1775; édition complète entièrement gravée; 6 pages de titres gravées, Tome I - frontispice et une deuxième page de titre gravés; 243 figures, 243 vignettes et 226 cul-de-lampe - en tout 723 pièces par Bardin, Bidault, Caresme, Desrais, Houël; demi reliure veau prune d'époque; les plats de cartonnage marbré; titre, tomaison et charmants décors dorés au dos; rousseurs éparses sur les tranches; quelques petites traces d'usage; ensemble très frais; photo sur demande [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dissertazioni sopra le antichità italiane già composte e pubblicate in latino dal proposto Lodovico Antonio Muratori e da esso poscia compendiate e trasportate nell?italiana favella. Opera postuma data in luce dal proposto Gian-Francesco Soli Muratori suo nipote. Nuova edizione accresciuta di prefazioni, e note opportune dall?abate Gaetano Cenni.

      Nella stamperia di Agostino Olzati, In Monaco. MDCCLXV [1765] - MDCCLXVI [1766]. 3 v. (XXVIII, 512 p., [1] c. di tav. (ritr. dell?autore); XII, 526, [2] p.; [2], XIV, 538, [2] p.), 4° (30 cm), m.p. con fregi e titoli oro. Vignetta xilogr. sui front. Bella legatura dei primi dell?Ottocento in mezza pelle con punte con piatti in carta francese, con fregi, motivi e titoli oro al dorso. Prima edizione che contiene l?importante ed accurata revisione del Cenni. L?opera, complementare agli Annali d?Italia, fu pubblicata in latino nel 1738. Il Muratori si diede a tradurla e ad ampliarla, ma morì prima di completare il suo lavoro, sicché Pietro Gherardi s?incaricò di tradurre le ultime due delle 65 dissertazioni e il nipote Gio. Francesco Muratori provvide a curarne l?edizione che vide la luce per la prima volta nel 1751. Gamba 2361.\r

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        I primi lineamenti di fisiologia dalla lingua latina trasportati nell'italiana da un professore di medicina.

      In Venezia, Appresso Sebastiano Coleti, 1765. 1765 In-8° (174x108mm), pp. XVI, 603, (1) di errata, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo azzurri. Al frontespizio, vignetta incisa con un'aquila entro un fregio ornamentale. Testatine e capilettera ornati incisi su rame. Diffuse fioriture, macchie al tagli centrale; antica annotazione alla prima c. bianca. Discreto esemplare. Prima traduzione italiana di "Primae lineae Physiologiae in usum Praelectionum Academicarum", celebre opera fisiologica del grande medico e naturalista svizzero (Berna, 1708-1777), apparsa per la prima volta nel 1747. Si tratta del primo lavoro in cui il termine "fisiologia" è impiegato nell'accezione comunemente usata ancora oggi. L'opera espone anche la celebre teoria halleriana della risonanza in seguito ripresa e sviluppata da Helmholtz. Cfr., per le varie edizioni dell'opera: Blake, 196. Garrison Morton, 585. Wellcome, III, p.198. Heirs of Hippocrates, 882. Hirsch, III, 34. Lundsgaard-Hansen, 472. Waller, 4018. Steinke/Profos, Bibliographia Halleriana, passim. Major, Storia della medicina, II, p. 513-516. Norman Library, cit. Fulton/Wilson, cit. Blocker, p. 177. Neu, 1823. Osler, 1148. Reynolds, I, 1812. Catalogue of the Library of the Royal College of Physicians of London, p. 545. Pybus, 882. Lundsgaard-Fischer, Haller Bibliography, 284. D.S.B., VI, pp. 61-67. Hirsch, III, pp. 33-35.

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        Instituzioni Chirurgiche nelle quali si tratta con ottima e affatto nuova maniera Chirurgica, e si rappresentano in molte Tavole intagliate in Rame li più prestanti e necessarj stromenti, e parimenti gli artifiziosi modi....

      Venezia, presso Francesco Pitteri, 1765. 1765 2 voll. in-4° antico (261x185mm), pp. XX, 447; 400; legatura posteriore m. pergamena con titolo, decori e segnatura di volume in oro su tasselli dorsi. Piatti in cartone decorato. Vignette xilografiche ai frontespizi. All'antiporta, ritratto calcografico dell'Heister entro ovale con suo blasone in calce. Dedica a stampa a Gaetano Manfrè, chirurgo e primario dell'Ospedale degli Incurabili. Testatine, finalini e iniziali istoriate. 38 tavv. calcografiche ripiegate in fine dei volumi, di cui 20 al primo vol. e 18 al secondo; le tavv. raffigurano le più svariate operazioni e strumentazioni chirurgiche. Estesi indici in fine di entrambi i volumi. Sparse bruniture e fioriture. Prima traduzione italiana di una delle principali summe chirurgiche del XVIII secolo. Capitoli sulle ferite, le fratture delle ossa, i tumori, le ulcere, i salassi, gli aneurismi, gli ascessi, le amputazioni, le malattie gastro-intestinali, le affezioni del collo e degli arti, le fasciature, l'ostetricia, ecc. Lorenz Heister (Frankfurt, 1683 - Helmstedt, 1758) fu uno dei maggiori chirurghi ed anatomisti del suo tempo. Studiò medicina prima in Germania e poi in Olanda con Boerhaave, Ruysch e Albinus; avuta una cattedra ad Altdorf, tornò in Germania, ove fondò un'importante scuola chirurgica. Pubblicò una serie vastissima di opere, sia di carattere generale sia su casi chirurgici specifici. Dopo Altdorf passò a Helmstadt, ove trascorse gli anni della maturità. Cfr. Blake, p. 204 e Wellcome, III, p. 237. Cfr. Dezeimeries, "Dict. Hist. de la Médécine", III, pp. 86 e sgg. Pazzini, p. 215, n. 272: "La scuola chirurgica tedesca fu per suo merito rinnovata ed egli stesso scrisse un trattato che deve essere considerato tra i primi completi".

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        Aritmetica pratica, corretta, ed accresciuta in questa nuova impressione dal Signor Gioseffo Porcelli ingegnere piacentino, non solo di molte Note Teorico - Pratiche, ma eziandio d'un nuovo Trattato de'Cambj, e d'altre Geometriche Operazioni....

      Piacenza, n. Stampe di Niccolò Orcesi, e Giuseppe Tedeschi, 1765. 1765 2 voll. in un tomo in-4° (288x210mm), pp. (2), VIII, 239; VIII, 224; legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con unghie e tassello in pelle rossa al dorso con titolo e fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Vignette allegoriche incise su rame ai frontespizi. Ritratto dell'autore in ovale inciso su rame all'antiporta da Giuseppe Terni. Testatine, culs-de-lampe e capilettera istoriati incisi su rame. 2 tavv. calcografiche ripiegate f.t. in fine con numerose figure. Qualche fioritura ininfluente, un minimo restauro all'angolo inferiore destro del frontespizio. Bell'esemplare. Reimpressione riveduta e ampliata dal Porcelli (la prima edizione era stata impressa dall'Ardizzoni di Piacenza del 1606) di questa ampia trattazione di geometria pratica del piacentino Giulio Bassi, fra le più vaste pubblicate sino ad allora in Italia. Dei sette libri dell'opera, i primi tre trattano degli elementi fondamentali dell'aritmetica (radici quadrate, regola del tre, ecc.), il quarto delle Compagnie mercantili e rurali, il quinto di quesiti relativi a vendite e acquisti, il sesto dei cambi e il settimo, infine, di algebra, fortificazioni, artiglieria e questioni militari. Riccardi, 97, 1.3. Brunet, I, 695. Graesse, Suppl,., p. 67. Michel-Michel, I, 127 (data per sbaglio la prima edizione al 1645). Vinciana, 1086. Haym, III, p. 107. Manca al Kress, al Catalogo Einaudi e al Poggendorff.

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        Ire Table de la Ire Race des Rois de France dite des Mérovingiens - IIe Table de la Ire Race des Rois de France dite des Mérovingiens - IIIe Table de la Ire Race des Rois de France dite des Mérovingiens - IIe Table de la IIe Race des Rois de France dite des Carlovingiens - Ire Table de la Troisième Race des Rois de France, dite des Capétiens - IIe Table de la 3e Race des Rois de France Qui contient la Branche Roiale dite des Valois - IIIe Table de la 3e race de Rois de France Qui contient la Branche d'Orléans-Valois - Table Généal. hist. et Chrônol. de la Maison Royale de Bourbon -

      Antoine Thomas 1765 Ensemble de 8 planches grand format : Ire Table de la Ire Race des Rois de France dite des Mérovingiens, dédiée à S.A. Sérénissime Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres, dessiné par Manouisse et Jeandon, Chez P. Antoine, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roi, Nancy, 1767, format 580 x 800 mm. - IIe Table de la Ire Race des Rois de France dite des Mérovingiens, dédiée à S.A. Sérénissime Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres, Chez P. Antoine, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roi, Nancy, 1767, format 550 x 780 mm. - IIIe Table de la Ire Race des Rois de France dite des Mérovingiens dédiée à S.A. Sérénissime Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres, dessiné par Manouisse et Jeandon, Chez P. Antoine, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roi, Nancy, 1767, format 550 x 785 mm. - IIe Table de la IIe Race des Rois de France dite des Carlovingiens,dédiée à S.A. Sérénissime Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres, Chez P. Antoine, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roi, Nancy, 1767, format 550 x 790 mm. - Ire Table de la Troisième Race des Rois de France, dite des Capétiens, dédiée à S.A. Sérénissime Monseigneur le Prince de Condé, Chez P. Antoine, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roi, Nancy, 1766, format 510 x 695 mm. - IIe Table de la 3e Race des Rois de France Qui contient la Branche Roiale dite des Valois, dédiée à S.A. Sérénissime Monseigneur le Prince de Condé, Chez P. Antoine, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roi, Nancy, 1766, format 530 x 740 mm. - IIIe Table de ma 3e race de Rois de France Qui contient la Branche d'Orléans-Valois, dédiée à S.A. Sérénissime Monseigneur le Prince de Condé, Chez P. Antoine, Imprimeur ordinaire du Roi, Nancy, 1766, format 505 x 675 mm - Table Généal. hist. et Chrônol. de la Maison Royale de Bourbon dédiée et présentée à S.A. Sérénissime Monseigneur le Prince de Condé, 1765, imprimé à Nancy par Dorvasy, 1765, Chez Thomas, Nancy, 1765, format 535 x 800 mm Rare ensemble de 8 planches en grand format, imprimées à Nancy. Il manque seulement la première table de la IIe race pour que l'arbre généalogique des Rois de France soit complet (petit accrocs en marge sans atteinte au texte à 3 planches, accroc sans manque à une planche, bel état par ailleurs). Français

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        Catalogus dissertationum, quæ ad illustrandas res Svecicas faciunt, præsertim in argumentis historicis, ecclesiasticis, juridicis, literariis, oeconomicis, physicis, & historia naturali.

      Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1765. 4:o. 214,(48) s. Häftad i samtida gråpappomslag med handskriven ryggtitel. Ryggen ngt solkig. Delvis med liten fuktrand i övre marginalen och lätt lagerfläckig. Fläck på försättsbladet som färgat av sig obetydligt på titelbladet. Bläckstänk på s. 9-12. Liten pappersförlust i nedre hörnet på s. 171. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1210. Detta var det första försöket till en heltäckande bibliografisk förteckning över den svenska avhandlingslitteraturen och bygger på författarens egen disputationsamling som senare såldes på auktion i Uppsala 1772. Katalogen är alfabetiskt uppställd efter respektive titels huvudord

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