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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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        Carta familiar de un sacerdote, respuesta a un colegial amigo suyo, en que le dà cuenta de la admirable conquista espiritual del vasto imperio del gran Thibèt, y la mission que los padres Capuchinos tienen alli, con sus singulares progressos hasta el present. Dase tambien una noticia succinta de la fundacion de esta penitente seraphica familia; de los santos que la ilustran, cardenales, arzobispos; de su observancia, y austeridad, missiones que tiene en todo orbe, provincias, conventos, y religiosos en que se halla propagada, con orras noticias historico-eclesiasticas

      En la imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana Mexico: En la imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana , 1765. Full calf antique style, spine gilt, leather label. Careful repairs, using archival tape, accomplished to old worming to most leaves; wormwork sometimes minimal and sometimes more extensive but never preventing reading. Quite a good copy.. Small 4to. Frontis., [2] ff., 48 pp. A remarkable book, demonstrating how small the world had already become in the 18th century. Mexico in 1765 seems an unlikely place for a discussion of Tibetan missions, but here is an elaborate report on the Capuchin missions in Tibet, published half way around the world in Mexico. It is possible that these reports came across the Pacific, or equally, that they came via Europe. In any case, a most exotic combination of topic and imprint.A special issue copy: Present here is an uncalled-for frontispiece. It is of four Capuchin martyrs, is => signed by the artist Navarro, is engraved on copper, and is printed au sanguine — the color reserved for => only the most special copies of 18th-century books. This frontispiece is not called for by Medina and is not present in any of the copies reported as held in the U.S.

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        A Treatise of Agriculture. The Second Edition With Large Additions and Amendments (2 vols)

      A. Kincaid, Edinburgh, 1765. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 vols, the second published in 1769, in full contemporary calf with 5 raised bands, worn at edges, hinges cracking, and a number of surface marks and scrapes. Bindings still sound and generally attractive - with the armorial bookplates of Lord Sinclair. Browning to endpapers, title and last pages, but otherwise clean - with two folding plates in volume 1. 487pp, 564pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039778. .

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        Histoire d'Angleterre depuis l'invasion de Jules César jusqu'a l'avènement de Henry VII. (Vol. 7 - 12: Histoire d'Angleterre contenant la maison de Tudor). Traduite de l'Anglois par Madame B*** (i.e. Octavie Guichard dame Belot, Durey de Meynières).

      12°. Reliure plein veau moucheté d'époque avec grande pièce de titre en rouge claire, dos lis. 12 vol. Quérard, France litt.4, 165. - Weller 165. - Première édition française des deux parties du chef d'oeuvre historiographique par le plus grand philosophe anglais du 18e siècle. On connait une traduction de la première partie par l'Abbée Prévost, publié en 1760. La présente édition fut imprimée en même temps à Paris par Jean Desaint et Charles Saillant en format in-4° avec "Amsterdam" comme lieu. - Provenance: Ex libris gravé de Henri Meuron, Ministre, 1752 - 1813. (Wegman 4757), Fondateur de la Bibliothèque de Neuchâtel. - Plats légèrement frottés. Bel exemplaire.

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        Joseph von Sperges, auf Palenz u. Landmannes in Tyrol, Tyrolische Bergwerkgeschichte, mit alten Urkunden, und einem Anhange, worinn das Bergwerk zu Schwatz beschrieben wird.

      8°, Titelbl. m. gestochener Vignette, 9 Bl. «Vorbericht», 336 S. m. gestochener Abb. auf erstem Bl., 7 Bl. Register, Kart. d. Zt., Kanten beschabt, Notizen von alter Hand a. Vs., etw. wasser- u. stockfl., mehrere Wurmfrass-Kanäle, tlw. m. Buchstaben- u. (selten) Wortverlusten. EA. Joseph von Sperges (1725, Innsbruck - 1791, Udine), Entwerfer der ersten massgebenden, 1762 herausgegebenen Karte von Südtirol und dieser «bahnbrechenden Arbeit» (ADB).

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        Samling af kongl.

      förordningar, resolutioner, bref och andra stadgar rörande landtmäteriet och lands culturen i almänhet samt the theraf fölljande förmoner och rättigheter: med nödige parallel ställen ock anmärkningar samt tillämpning af allmänna lagen, författad och utgifwen. Kalmar, L. Lindeblad, 1765. 4:o. (12),209,(35) s. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind. oxiderad ryggdekor och stänkta snitt. Ryggen torr, blekt och flammig. Författarnamnet skrivet med rödkrita i yttermarginalen på s. (2). Enstaka lagerfläckar och råkanter. Fint ex. med handskriven dedikation till Christopher Faxell och Ulric Celsings initialer. Från Biby.. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 1987. Med förklarande anmärkningar och register. Christopher Faxell (1704-80) var överinspektör vid Lantmäteriverket och från 1775 överdirektör, en tjänst han redan periodvis skött under Jacob Faggots sjukdom

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        Samling af Kongl.

      förordningar, resolutioner, bref och andra stadgar rörande landtmäteriet och landsculturen i almänhet samt the theraf fölljande förmoner och rättigheter: Med nödige parallel ställen och anmärkningar samt tillämpning af allmänna lagen. Kalmar, Lars Lindeblad, 1765. 4:o. (12),+ 209,+ (35) s. Tryckt på skrivpapper. Reva i titelbladet och försättsbladet, samtida rättelser med bläck. Något nött samtida skinnband, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind och beige titeletikett med liten skada, pärmarna med förgylld ram, helt guldsnitt. Frampärmen med eventuellt Carl Gustaf Löwenhielms förgyllda pärmstämpel "C.G.L." Flertal äldre ägarnamnteckningar på främre pärmens insida och på försättsbladet. Fint exemplar. Carlander III, s. 357. Warmholtz 7605. Hebbe I, 1987. En kommenterad sammanställning av Modéer av lantmäteriförordningarna, utgiven med ett utförligt register

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, 3 volumes

      Dodsley London: Dodsley. 1765. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1765. 3 volumes, original short 8vo full calf, gilt decorated spines, red and black spine labels, very good with light rubbing, with errata, frontispiece, plate of music, but lacking half titles in 2nd and 3rd volumes. Inscribed, "A Present from the Editor" in the first volume. VG with light wear to original calf, minor spine rubbing, light straining to some joints. Great set of this classic!

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

      Waisenhaus 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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        Bibliotheca Legum: Or, A Compleat List of All the Common and Statute Law Books of this Realm . . . giving an Account of their several Editions, antient Printers, Dates, and Price, and wherein they differ. A New Edition, with Improvements [etc.]

      A rare edition of Worrall's famed bibliography of English law, more extensive than its predecessors, with Worrall's cogent observations and comparison of editions found throughout; no copy with this collation in ESTC, one copy at the British Library. Contemporary sheep, rubbed and marked, neatly rebacked, a good clean copy, 118 pages, with the advertising leaves, six in total. Printed for J. Worrall . . . in Bell-Yard, near Lincoln's Inn, London, 1765.

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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, + 12 leaves with 11 large engraved portraits of Rulers, + ( 16 ) pages with Lebens-Beschreibung Luthers, with full page portrait of Luther, , + 1181 pages, + Register, Confessio ( 23 ) pages, With engraved titleleaves of the Old en New Testament, + 6 fullpage engravings of Prophets and Evangelists. Engravings; strong impression. Flyleaves. Numerous woodengravings in the text. First leaves with thumbmarked corners. Contemp. skin over wooden boards. 8 Brass corner pieces. Remains of brass clasps. Fine condition

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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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        The Chinese Spy; or, Emissary from the Court of Pekin commissioned to examine into the Present State of Europe. Translated from the Chinese

      London: Printed for S. Bladon in Pater Noster Row 1765 London: Printed for S. Bladon, in Pater-Noster-Row, 1765. First edition in English. 6 vols., 12mo. Without half-titles (as issued?). Contemporary sheep with morocco lettering pieces, edges red. With 19th- century booklabel of M. A. McGuire in each volume on the flyleaf. Lust 1276 (original edition in French, same year) . Novel satirizing European society by depicting it from the viewpoint of visiting Chinese

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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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        Remarks on the Disease, commonly called a Fistula in Ano.

      8vo, pp. xi, 115, 1 leaf (adverts), 1 engraved plate. Tear in a3 (touching a few letters but without loss) repaired in the margin with paper, some very minor soiling. Original boards, neatly rebacked with matching paper, original printed paper label. Early signature on title of George Trusted, and his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown.

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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 1210. Detta var det första försöket till en bibliografisk förteckning av den svenska avhandlingslitteraturen och bygger på författarens egen disputationsamling som senare såldes på auktion i Uppsala 1772. Katalogen är alfabetisk uppställd efter respektive titels huvudord

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        IDROSTATICA ESAMINATA NE' SUOI PRINCIPJ E STABILITA NELLE SUE REGOLE DELLA MISURA DELL'ACQUE CORRENTI.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 246x193), mz. pergam. coeva con ang., tit. oro su tassello al dorso, tagli rossi, pp. (12),459, compresa la bella antiporta allegorica inc. in rame; dedicato a Maria Teresa d?Austria. Titolo in rosso e nero con interessante vignetta inc. in rame; ornato da grandi iniziali, finali e numer. figure silografate nel t. e con 1 carta incisa f.t. (più volte ripieg.) con il ?Disegno dello stato del fiume Chiese a Gavardo, e delle due diramazioni, rilevato nella visita del 1765, nel Mese d?Aprile?. "Edizione originale" dell'opera teorica piu' importante ed ambiziosa del grande idraulico milanese. Cfr. Riccardi,I,19, p. 25: ?Raro.. E' da noverarsi fra le opere che assicurarono all'Italia il primato nella scienza idraulica". Fresco esemplare, ben conservato. "Giovanni Antonio Lecchi, ingegnere e matematico (1702-1776), fu tra i primi assertori dell?idraulica pratica di cui lasciò notevoli trattati. Diresse importanti opere idrauliche, specie nel campo dell?arginamento dei fiumi, per incarico del papa Clemente XIII e dell?imperatrice Maria Teresa d?Austria". Così Diz. Treccani,VI, p. 759.

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        Reise nach Ostindien und China. Nebst O. Toreens Reise nach Suratte und E. G. Ekebergs Nachricht von der Landwirthschaft der Chineser. Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt von J. G. Georgi.

      Mit 13 Kupfertafeln. Rostock, verlegts Johann Christian Koppe, 1765. 8:o. (6),XXIV,(2),552,(26) pp. + 13 engraved folding plates. Contemporary paste paper boards. Some wear to edges and outer joints. Some rubbing to boards. Stamp Holstein=Holsteinborg on title and owner`s signature P. G. ? (unreadable) on verso of title. Ex libris Fritz Stenström on front paste-down and Ex libris Anne oh Kaj Stenström on first free endpaper. Interior clean. 19,5 x 12,5 cmm.. First German edition. First published in Swedish in 1757. Pehr Osbeck (1723-1805) a disciple of Linnaeus, was a Swedish clergyman, botanist and traveller

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        THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, IN EIGHT VOLUMES, WITH THE CORRECTIONS AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF VARIOUS COMMENTATORS; TO WHICH ARE ADDED NOTES

      London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson ...et al 1765. London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson ...[et al], 1765.. Eight volumes. Contemporary brown calf, raised bands, gilt labels, spines and boards ruled in gilt. Engraved portrait by Vertue in first volume, half-titles in volumes II-VIII. Upper joint of first volume cracking very slightly at crown and toe, short crack at crown of lower joint of the third volume, armorial bookplate in each volume of John Pollexfen Bastard (1756-1816) MP and Colonel of the Militia, and with his ownership signature in one volume, occasional modest foxing, otherwise an excellent set. Uncommon in this lovely, unsullied, contemporary state. Second edition, with T. Longman added to the imprint in the first two volumes. The first edition consisted of some one thousand sets, and according to Fleeman, these were distributed to subscribers ca. 10 October, and that this undisclosed second edition, consisting of some 750 sets, was already in press by that date. Official publication for the second edition was in the second week of November. The variations between the two are in the matter of the imprint variations in the first two volumes, the pagination of Johnson's Preface in the first volume, corrections of cancels, variations in press and signature marks, and the half-titles that appear in this edition. Parts of four volumes of the second edition were reprinted, and most, if not all, sets include a mix of the two printings. Courtney & Smith do not make a distinction between the two editions, identifying the 1768 edition as the Second. The best and most substantial of Johnson's editorial undertakings. Extra shipping charges. FLEEMAN 65.10sp/2A. COURTNEY & SMITH, pp.107-8. CHAPMAN & HAZEN, PP.146-7, JAGGARD 501.

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        Beskrifning, huru allmogens bygnader, så af sten, som träd, måge med största besparing upföras, enligit bifogade project-ritningar uti sex koppar-stycken, samt förslager uppå nödiga bygnings-ämnen.

      Utgifwen på kongl. maj:ts allernådigste befallning, efter föregångit gillande wid riks-dagen år 1765. Sthlm, P. Hesselberg, 1766. 4:o. 57,(1) s. & VI grav. plr. + Bihang, til beskrifningen om almogens bygnad. U.o., u.å. 4:o. (4) s. & 1 grav. plansch numrerad VII. Häftad i samtida gråpappomslag med trasig rygg. Maskangrepp i inre marginalen på s. 55-57 samt i bihanget. Ett trettiotal sidor med liten fläck upptill i inre marginalen. Planscherna V-VII med obetydlig fläck i övre marginalen. Med J. Sahlbergs blåstpl på baksidan av titelbladet.. Ej i Hebbe. Bring Riksdagshandlingar s. 71. Planschen över gjutna slagghus, vilken såldes separat, saknas här som vanligt. Det sällsynta bihanget med sin plansch vänder sig till invånarna i Finland där "rök-pörten merendels öfwer alt nyttjas til bonings-rum"

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        Arrest due Conseil D'Etat due Roi, Portant Reglement pour la

      1765. [French Legal Broadside]. Arrest due Conseil D'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.

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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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        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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        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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        Voyages du Capitaine Gulliver en Divers Pays Eloignes

      Jean Swart La Haye (Hague) 1765. later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Later Edition in French, 1765, complete in 3 vols. titles in red and black, 6 engraved plates, some light browning, occasional spotting, contemporary half calf, gilt spines in compartments and with red leather labels, covers scuffed, a very good set, large 12mo, The Hague, Jean Swart, 1765.

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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, + 12 leaves with 11 large engraved portraits of Rulers, + ( 16 ) pages with Lebens-Beschreibung Luthers, with full page portrait of Luther, , + 1181 pages, + Register, Confessio ( 23 ) pages, With engraved titleleaves of the Old en New Testament, + 6 fullpage engravings of Prophets and Evangelists. Engravings; strong impression. Flyleaves. Numerous woodengravings in the text. First leaves with thumbmarked corners. Contemp. skin over wooden boards. 8 Brass corner pieces. Remains of brass clasps. Fine condition. KEYWORDS: Biblia Germany.

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        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe] Lettre de Zeïla, jeune sauvage, esclave à Constantinople, à Valcour, officier françois ; précédé d’une lettre à Madame de C** [Ensemble] Réponse de Valcour à Zeïla, précédée d’une lettre de l’auteur à une femme qu’il ne connoit pas. [Ensemble] Lettres en vers, ou Epitres héroïques et amoureuses. [Ensemble] Lettre de Barnevelt dans sa prison, à Truman son ami, précédée d’une lettre de l’auteur. [Ensemble] Lettre du comte de Cominges à sa mère, suivie d’une lettre de Philomele à Progné

      A Genève et Paris: Chez Bauche, 1765. relié. In 8 (13,5x21cm). Recueil factice composé de 5 ouvrages de Dorat contenant plusieurs oeuvres, l'ensemble est illustrée de 21 fines et belles figures de Longueil et Aliamet d'après Eisen. Belle impression sur papier fort. On sait que Dorat se ruina pour ses éditions luxueuses. Détail : Lettre de Zeïla... Genève et Paris, Bauche, 1766. Mention de 3ème édition. Une figure, un en-tête et un cul de lampe par Eisen. Réponse de Valcour à Zeïla... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1766. Edition originale. Une figure, un en-tête et un cul de lampe par Eisen. Lettres en vers... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1766. Edition originale. Un fontispice (relié par erreur après la page de titre de Lettre de Barnevelt) Deux en-tête, 3 culs de lampe. Lettre de Barnevelt... Paris, Bauche, 1766. Mention de 4ème édition. L’édition originale date de 1763. Une figure, un en-tête et un cul de lampe, le tout par Eisen. Lettre du comte de Cominges... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1765. Nouvelle édition. L’originale ayant paru en 1764, chez le même éditeur. 2 figures, deux en-tête, deux culs de lampe. Plein Veau écailles d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Trimple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Coiffe supérieure légèrement élimée ; un petit manque en queue. 2 coins émoussés. Mors supérieur fragile et en partie fendu en tête. Mors inférieur fendu en tête. Reliure de belle qualité, très décorative, mais présentant aujourd'hui des défauts, malgré tout assez légers. Ex-libris manuscrit : « Bibliothèque Dufaÿ / M. Thésigny ». - Chez Bauche, A Genève et Paris _1765, In 8 (13,5x21cm), 39 (1bl.) ; 42 ; 51 (1bc.) ; 51 (1bc.) ; 54 (2bc.), relié. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe relié

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        THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, IN EIGHT VOLUMES, WITH THE CORRECTIONS AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF VARIOUS COMMENTATORS; TO WHICH ARE ADDED NOTES

      London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson ...[et al], 1765.. Eight volumes. Contemporary brown calf, raised bands, gilt labels, spines and boards ruled in gilt. Engraved portrait by Vertue in first volume, half-titles in volumes II-VIII. Upper joint of first volume cracking very slightly at crown and toe, short crack at crown of lower joint of the third volume, armorial bookplate in each volume of John Pollexfen Bastard (1756-1816) MP and Colonel of the Militia, and with his ownership signature in one volume, occasional modest foxing, otherwise an excellent set. Uncommon in this lovely, unsullied, contemporary state. Second edition, with T. Longman added to the imprint in the first two volumes. The first edition consisted of some one thousand sets, and according to Fleeman, these were distributed to subscribers ca. 10 October, and that this undisclosed second edition, consisting of some 750 sets, was already in press by that date. Official publication for the second edition was in the second week of November. The variations between the two are in the matter of the imprint variations in the first two volumes, the pagination of Johnson's Preface in the first volume, corrections of cancels, variations in press and signature marks, and the half-titles that appear in this edition. Parts of four volumes of the second edition were reprinted, and most, if not all, sets include a mix of the two printings. Courtney & Smith do not make a distinction between the two editions, identifying the 1768 edition as the Second. The best and most substantial of Johnson's editorial undertakings. Extra shipping charges. FLEEMAN 65.10sp/2A. COURTNEY & SMITH, pp.107-8. CHAPMAN & HAZEN, PP.146-7, JAGGARD 501.

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        The plays : of William Shakespeare, in eight volumes, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson

      London : printed for J. and R. Tonson, H. Woodfall, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes [and 7 others in London], 1765. 1st Edition in this form. The second of 2 1765 issues, portrait lacking. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT138601. Maslen and Lancaster. Bowyer ledgers, 4559. Tape repair residue to 2 of the titles. Very good copies all in the original, full tree calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-backed with contrasting green gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare, in Eight Volumes, with Corrections and Illustrations by Various Commentators; To which are added Notes by Samuel Johnson. The works include: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc

      London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson, etc... 1765., 1765. First Johnson Edition, with un-numbered Preface and without T. Longman's name to imprint of vol.I and II. A very attractive set in contemporary full calf boards, respined to style with twin, red and green, decorated title labels; marbled end papers and edges. First appearance of Shakespeare's Will. 'This is sometimes called the first variorum edition because many or most previous notes were reprinted in it...'. Jaggard, 501. Franklin, 26.

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        A manuscript document pertaining to capture of the West Indies island of Martinique by the British in February 1762. Together with an original map of Fort Royal (Fort-de-France) in Martinique, printed in 1762

      1765. Manuscript Royal Navy Warrant. Dated 24 October 1765. Signed in the original by six parties including a Royal Navy Captain. Folio. Double leaf, laid watermarked paper. Leaf measures approximately 37 x 23cm (14.5 x 9 inches). Some separation at centre fold, otherwise in very good condition, nicely preserved, clean and bright. Together with an original map of Fort Royal (Fort-de-France) in Martinique, printed in 1762, measuring approximately 20 x 28 cm (8 x 11 inches). A manuscript document pertaining to capture of the West Indies island of Martinique by the British in February 1762. The document is a writ for payment of £500 due to Captain Boyle Walsingham for safe delivery of news to England, of the safe arrival of Her Majesty's fleet in Martinique and its subsequent capture. Recto right margin bears the signatures of none less than four out of the five Lords of the Treasury seated in the First Rockingham ministry at the time - Thomas Townshend (later 1st Viscount Sydney), Lord John Cavendish, George Onslow, and William Dowdeswell (Chancellor of the Exchequer), As well, bottom margin is signed by the Exchequer, Lincoln. Also includes the signature of Captain Boyle Walsingham, and a witness named Edward Whelan, acknowledging receipt of the payment on 7 November 1765, precisely five years after the original order was issued. In 1757 Boyle-Walsingham began his tenure as Captain under Officer George Rodney, thereby participating in several significant and celebrated exploits, including the Fall of Louisbourg (Fort-de-France in Acadia), the bombardment of Le Havre, and the expedition of 1761-1762 to Martinique which resulted in its capture for the British. . Signed.

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        French Manuscript Map of Northeast India

      1765. THE MOST ACCURATE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MAP OF INDIA Watercolor and ink on paper: 42" x 66" c. 1765-1770 Provenance: French Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. The mid-to-late 1700s witnessed a number of conflicts between the British and French over colonial holdings, and not just in North America. India, too, was a source of contention, as witnessed by this magnificent, large-scale manuscript map of present-day northeast India. This unique monument marks the end of French colonial aspirations in the region, and represents the most accurate manuscript map of India from the eighteenth century. The map extends from Delhi at the northwest to Patna and beyond in modern Bihar at the southeast. The backbone of the map is the Ganges River, which snakes from Delhi down past Agra, turns east at Allahabad and continues its southeastward course toward the Bay of Bengal. The map is the product of a French military cartographer, made in a period when the French were rapidly losing ground to the British in India. The Seven Years' War (1756-1763) resulted in the defeat of the French forces and limited French imperial ambitions. In 1757, the French were defeated at Calcutta and pushed out of Bengal. They soon suffered a similar fate in the south, where the British, after further advances, defeated them soundly at Wandiwash in 1760. French ambitions on Indian territories were effectively laid to rest with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, thereby eliminating a major source of economic competition for the British East India Company. Thus this map was made in the very years when the French were losing their hold on India. Such a map would have been kept in the strictest secrecy during this time when geographical knowledge was so closely intertwined with political domination. The foremost scholarly authority on maps of India, Susan Gole, has shared her insights and expertise on several matters relating to this "beautiful map," which she considers "a great advance on that of d'Anville of 1752 [considered the most accurate map to that date]." Gole estimates that it "was prepared about 1765-1770, either for use in the military struggle between the French and British in India, or by the Capuchins so they could know where to find safe haven and avoid the British." This map is not only remarkable for its aesthetics and history, but also for its geographic sophistication. Gole concludes simply that it "shows more up-to-date information than any other that I know of for the period." Not one of the standard reference books illustrates a map of comparable quality, from public or private collections anywhere in the world, for this time period. This is a map of national importance and oustanding aesthetic quality, worthy of any major art museum.. Book.

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