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        Physical and Meteorological Observations, Conjectures, and Suppositions, by Benjamin Franklin, LL. D. and F. R. S.,

      First Edition, pp. 182-192, in the complete volume for 1765, vol 55, of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vii, 344pp plus index, small quarto, a very good copy, bound in early 20th two-colour buckram, with 10 [of 11] fine extending copper engraved plates, London, [The Royal Society], 1765. * FRANKLIN EXPLAINS THE WEATHERSPOUT. * In Physical and Meteorological Observations: Conjectures and Suppositions likely compiled by Franklin in 1751 and forwarded to his friend Peter Collinson and later published in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions, (1765), Franklin addressed the weather conditions which form large eddies or whirlings. "Thus these eddies may be whirlwinds at land, waterspouts at sea." He conjectured that these were formed by air ascending or descending that had attained a circular motion. The air within receded "from the middle of the circle by a centrifugal force, and leaving there a vacancy; if descending, greatest above, and lessening downwards; if ascending, greatest below, and lessening upwards; like a speaking trumpet standing its big end on the ground. When the air descends with violence in some places, it may rise with equal violence in others, and form both kinds of whirlwinds." He continued: "The air in its whirling motion receding every way from the centre or axis of the trumpet, leaves there a vacuum; which cannot be filled through the sides, the whirling air, as an arch, preventing; it must then press in at the open ends. …. The air entering, rises within, and carries up dust, leaves, and even heavier bodies that happen in its way, as the eddy, or whirl, passes over land. If it passes over water, the weight of the surrounding atmosphere forces up the water into the vacuity… A body of water so raised may be suddenly let fall, when the motion, &c. has not strength to support it, or the whirling arch is broken so as to let in the air; falling in the sea, it is harmless, unless ships happen under it. But if in the progressive motion of the whirl, it has moved from the sea, over the land, and there breaks, sudden, violent, and mischievous torrents are the consequences." * Bound with 35 further papers, FULL LIST SENT ON REQUEST. * Other papers include: DELAVAL (Edward) A Letter to the Right Honourable the Earl of Morton, President of the Royal Society. Containing Experiments and Observations on the Agreement between the Specific Gravities of the Several Metals, and Their Colours When United to Glass, as Well as Those of Their Other Proportions, pp.10-38; PARSONS (James) An Account of the White Negro Shewn before the Royal Society, pp.45-53; GALE (Benjamin) Historical Memoirs, Relating to the Practice of Inoculation for the Small Pox, in the British American Provinces, Particularly in New England, pp.193-204; EYLES STILES (F. H.) Extracts of Three Letters of Sir F. H. Eyles Stiles, F. R. S. to Daniel Wray, Esq; F. R. S. concerning Some New Microscopes Made at Naples, and Their Use in Viewing the Smallest Objects, pp.246-270.£400

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        Raccolta di alcuni opuscoli sopra varie materie di pittura scultura e architettura... con un ragionamento di francesco bocchi sull'eccellenza della statua di s. giorgio fatta da donatello e posta nella facciata della chiesa di orsanmichele di firenze. in firenze, appresso andrea bonducci, 1765.

      Cm. 21, pp. (8) 171 (1). Con capolettera ed alcuni finalini xilografici. Leg coeva (rimontata) in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di quest'opera che raccoglie alcuni scritti apparsi in originale fra la fine del '600 e la prima metà del '700. Cfr. Gamba 1764; Comolli: ""Bella e splendida edizione, la quale contiene dilettevoli ragionamenti utili assai, in particolare a chi vuol conoscere e gustare le tre arti suddette...""; Schlosser (391): ""E' questa la piu' antica monografia di storia dell'arte su un monumento gia' allora antico"".

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        A Treatise on Ship-Building and Navigation. In Three Parts. Wherein the Theory, Practice and Application of all Instruments are Perspiciously Handled... to Which is Added an English Abridgement of Another Treatise... Lately Published at Paris by M. Duhamel

      Lon.. b/w copper plate engravings, many double page and folding. Rare first edition of this English treatise on shipbuilding. The addition of Duhamel du Monceau’s work adds the latest in continental thinking. MacDonald calls it, “The most comprehensive and scholarly work on naval architecture in English until the publications of Steel at the end of the century.” - MacDonald 264. Scott, 270. This edition is much harder to find than the second edition, published in 1765. The 18 copperplates show a little tanning and offsetting, but are generally clean. The volvelle, plate XII, is complete and operational, with all its delicate parts intact. Quite unusual thus. Besides, where else are you going to find the word “perspiciously” in a title? Bound in old, rather worn, calf with later joint repair.

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        CONTES MORAUX. VOLUMES 1-3

      Paris.: Merlin Libraire., 1765. ...THREE VOLUME SET... Vol. I: xvi, 345pp... Vol. II: 376pp... Vol. III: 312pp... 3 ENGRAVED TITLE PAGES AS WELL AS ENGRAVED FRONTIS IN VOL. 1 AND 23 ADDITIONAL ENGRAVINGS...FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION...Errata page in each volume with Tables de Contes...All volumes have a half title page...Mottled calf binding... Each volume's spine has a green volume number label and red title label with gilt lettering and gilt detailing... Marbled endpapers... Text in French... "A philosophical romance of 16 short chapters which were condemned by the Sorbonne in 1768 because of its plea for religious toleration"... "The tales of Marmontel were hugely successful and played an important part in popularising Enlightenment ideas such as virtue, sensibilite, humanity, and equality, even if not all of the tales were as moral as they might at first appear and the morality was often built upon false premises"... Illustrated with plates by H. Gravelot and engraved by Baquoy, Legrand, Le Mire, Le Veau, De Longueil, Pasquier, Rosseau and Voyez. A portrait of Marmontel by C. N. Cochin in Vol. I... Textblock in red...Personal bookplate of Albert Louis, Comte de Schulenburg on FEP of each volume... Slight dampstain to a few pages in Vol. II...Additional shipping and handling will apply for multiple volumes..... Full-Leather.. Very Good.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Contes Moraux Complete in Three Volumes (Voltaire and the Encyclopédie. French Illustrated Works to 1800)

      Paris; J. Merlin, 1765. 1st Illustrated Edition. [xvi] (345) , [6] (376) , [6] (312) . 23 engraved plates after Gravelot by Baquoy, Le Mire, Legrand, Le Veau, de Longueil, Pasquier, Voyez, and Rousseau. White * Wallingwells bookplate to the front paste-down. The first illustrated edition after its first appearance in 1761 Mild staining to the bottom outer page edges not affecting the text. Contemporary full speckled calf, very good. Spine bands scuffed, panel edges slightly rubbed. New red morocco title and volume labels. Scans on request.

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        ARTE PRATICA DI CONTRAPPUNTO. Dimostrata con esempj di varj autori e con osservazioni.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 265x187), 3 voll., cartonato muto coevo, fregi e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. XV,269,(7); 315,(5); VII,247; bella vignetta ai frontesp.; ornati da testate e finali silografati, con molte pagine di musica notata, e con 8 tavv. f.t. di musica, più volte ripieg. "Rara edizione originale". Cfr. Fétis,VII, p. 158: "ouvrage par lequel le P. Paolucci (1727-77) s'est fait particulièrement connaitre: c'est une collection de morceaux de musique des styles d'église et madrigalesque, présentés comme exemples de l'art d'écrire, et analysés dans tous les détails, de manière à former un cours de composition practique. Cet ouvrage est riche d'érudition et renferme d'excellentes discussions des principes fondamentaux de l'art" - Choix de Olschki,VIII,11232 - Brunet,VI,10168. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Utkast til et sjö-lexicon, hwarutinnan de ord som egenteligen brukas wid ammiralitetet och til sjöss korteligen blifwa förklarade.

      Örebro, J. Lindh, 1765. 4:o. (4),60 s. Tagen ur band och med rödstänkta snitt. Övre yttre hörnet på titelbladet vikt och med en liten reva. Genomgående lätt lagerfläckig. Sporadiska kompletterande gamla marginalanteckningar. Ett litet blad med bläckanteckning inklistrat mellan s. 16 och 17. Några bläckfläckar på s. 39-40. Från Ericsberg.. Johan Fredrik Dalman (1726-1809) var major vid amiralitetet och ledamot i Vetenskapsakademien

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        An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters [5 Geo III c.33]

      A rare separate printing of the first Quartering Act, leading to increased tension with the American colonies, disputed by them as mandating taxation without representation and subventioning a standing army in peacetime; one copy in England in ESTC. General title pages 579-596, light browning, disbound, else a very good untrimmed copy with generous margins. Printed by Mark Baskett . . . and . . . Assigns of Robert Baskett, London, 1765.

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        The Castle of Otranto, A Story. Translated by William Marshall, Gent. From the Original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto.

      London: Printed for Tho. Lownds, 1765.. First edition. Small 8vo. viii, 200 pp. Recent period style full speckled calf, spine with raised bands, double gilt rules and gilt decoration to compartments, gilt lettered red label, gilt tooling to edges of boards, near contemporary inscription to upper edge of title page reading "H Carr the gift of / Eleanora Swinburne" followed by another mark scribbled out by an old hand. The inscription in two hands, Eleonora's name presumably noting her ownership of the book and the first part recording its presentation. Small tears to inner margins of F7 and F8 expertly repaired, slight toning to first and last few leaves, otherwise in very good condition. As Hazen notes the novel was actually first published 24th December, 1764, though the title page bears the following year. Walpole, for fear of public ridicule, purportedly published the novel under the ruse of it being a translation of a much earlier Italian text. When its success became apparent he began to assert his authorship, writing to a contemporary within a few months of the publication: "a little story book, which I published some time ago, though not boldly with my own name; but it has succeeded so well, that I do not longer entirely keep the secret." Walpole writes in the preface to the second edition, that the work was an "attempt to blend the two kinds of romance: the ancient and the modern". In creating this fantastical historical tale, Walpole thus established the genre of the Gothic novel. Eleanora Swinburne was the daughter of Sir John Swinburne of Capheaton Hall, Northumberland, 3rd Baron Swinburne. The poet Algernon Charles Swinburne was the grandson of the 6th Baron. Coincidentally Hazen refers to a copy of the book sometime owned by Richard Bull rebound in red morocco which came up for sale at the Julia Swinburne sale at Sotheby's in June, 1894. Julia who Algernon Charles' aunt, died in 1893 aged 97. Hazen, 17.

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        Observations sur L'Architecture.

      A La Haye. Paris, chez Desaint, 1765. Small8vo. Cont. full mottled calf. Back richly gilt. Top of spine end with a little wear. XVI,326 pp.. Scarce first edition. Laugier's philosophy of architecture was much debated by his contemporaries and the works influence on estethic theory is great

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        The Shorter Catechism, Agreed upon by the Reverend Assembly of Divines at Westminister

      Thomas & John Fleet Pamphlet., 12mo, sewn, 23[1]pp. Minor toning, uncut. Very nice overall. This catechism was originally published in 1637, and was designed for the instruction of children. It is a good deal shorter than the adult version, which might be used from the pulpit. The last page includes The Lord?s Prayer and The Creed, and has a woodcut border on the top and bottom of the page. Evans 10206. Sabin 80207.

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        Sammlung gemeiner und besonderer Pommerscher und Rügischer Landes-Urkunden Gesetze, Privilegien, Verträge Constitutionen und Ordnungen. Zur kenntnitz de alten und neurern Landes-Verfassung insonderheit des Königlich-Schwedischen Landes-Theils herausgegeben von Johann Carl Dähnert..Erster band..

      Hieronymus Johann Struck, Stralsund, 1765. In German/Latin. 12+14+1156. Contemporary half-leather binding. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Raised bands. Coloured edge. Covers slightly worn. First vol of 3

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        "storia universale dal principio del mondo sino al presente scritta da una compagnia di letterati inglesi; ricavata da' fonti originali, ed illustrata con carte geografiche, rami, note, tavole cronologiche ed altre; tradotta dall'inglese, con giunta di note, e di avvertimenti in alcuni luoghi." amsterdam (ma venezia), a spese di antonio foglierini, 1765-1821.

      Sessantuno volumi in-quarto (cm. 25), pp. 25.000 circa complessive. Bella vignetta incisa in rame a ciascun frontespizio e 109 tavole fuori testo incise in rame, di cui molte più volte ripiegate. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tasselli ai dorsi su cui appaiono anche (manoscritti coevi) gli argomenti di ciascun volume. Ottimo stato di conservazione generale. Si segnalano solo una macchia d'inchiostro al margine bianco delle carte di due volumi ed una traccia d'unido limitata all'interno di altri due volumi. Timbro di biblioteca religiosa estinta ai frontespizi. La collazione eseguita paragonando il presente esemplare alla copia ideale censita in Iccu si differenzia al volume nono in cui non sono presenti le due tavole fuori testo ed al volume 23 dove non appare una tavola. Straordinaria impresa editoriale, estremamente rara a trovarsi completa ed in legatura uniforme a causa dell'ampio arco di tempo in cui fu stampata. Ristulta suddivisa in due parti: i primi 22 volumi compongono il corpus principale, seguito dai volumi 23-61 che mutano il titoli in: Parte moderna ossia continuazione della Storia universale dal principio del mondo sino al presente... Traduzione italiana con aggiunte ed aggiornamenti condotta sull'originale inglese che apparve a Londra dal 1747 al 1768. Viene considerata come il primo tentativo, della moderna storiografia, di creare un'unione ed un parallelo tra la storia europea e quella del resto del mondo. Tale approccio si rivela assai utile per la comprensione dello sviluppo coloniale e la storia dei paesi extraeuropei che furono interessati da tale fenomeno. Lo studioso italiano Guido Abbattista ha dedicato vari scritti a quest'opera individuando in essa un punto di vista precorritore dell'opera di Raynal sul commercio coloniale. Un'altra interessante fonte di analisi ci viene offerta da Giuseppe Ricuperati in: ""Time and Periodisation in the Western Universal Histories: from Eusebius to Voltaire"" in cui si evince cha la prima parte dell'opera non riesce a liberarsi da un approccio classico-religioso comune alla storiografia precedente, ma che la parte moderna, che copre oltre due terzi della narrazione, possiede una linea completamente innovativa. Per la prima volta si abbattono varie barriere ideologiche e geografiche e, nonostante il punto di vista occidentale, tutte le grandi civiltà vengono considerate. Si parla di Cina, India, Giappone, Persia ed America per i quali le fonti erano già piuttosto abbondanti, ma anche degli stati africani, ove le notizie ancora scarseggiavano. Si deve però anche notare che la chiave unificatrice mondiale non si basa su un'atteggiamento di ricerca scevro da influenze europacentriche e commerciali; solo si passa da un approccio religioso ad uno... colonialistico. I compilatori di quest'opera non hanno dubbi che l'Europa possiede il diritto (ed il dovere?) di unificare il mondo.

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

      Carlo Barbiellini for Fausto Amidei al Corso 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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        Epigrammata Chronico-Sacra, Patri et Filio, et Spiritu Snacto, B. Mariae Virgini sine labi Originali Concepta S. Jospho ejusdem B.M.V. Sponso S.P.N. Benedicto S. Annoni Abbatiae Graffschafftenensis Fundatori Caeteresque Ss. Patronis in Caelo, Concinnata et Dedicata a quodam Ejusdem Abbatiae, Ordinis S. Benedicti, Professo Sacerdote. Accerunt in fine Epigrammata miscellanae. (Epirgrammta Chronico-Miscellanea quae Pro Diversitate Temporum Musa Religiosa, Ducatus Westphanliae, Aichi-Dioecesis Coloniensis, inter Angariae Montes in Valle Declivi Abbatiae Graffschafftensis Habitans Horis Vaccui, Concepit, et Peperit

      8 Bll. (gestochenes allegorisches Frontispiz, Titel in rot/schwarz gedruckt) 627 Ss.; 90 S. 1 Bl. 4° Ganzlederband der Zeit über 4 Bünden mit farbigem Goldgeprägten Titelrückenschild und reichlicher Goldverzeirung. Hochinteressanter Sammlung zahlreicher Epigramme aus dem Benediktinerorden mit dem häufig fehlenden Anhang. Sehr dekorativer und wohlerhaltener Einband. Gestochenes Frontispiz und gest. Vignette von E. Wyon.

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        Madam Johnson's Present: or, every young woman's companion, in useful and universal knowledge. Digested under the following Heads: I. Spelling, Reading, Writing, and Arithmetick, taught without the Help of a Master. II. The Compleat Market-Woman. III. The Cook's Guide for dressing all Sorts of Flesh, Fowl and Fish. IV. For Pickling, Pastry, and Confectionary. V. An Estimate of the Expences of a Family in the middling Station of Life. VI. The Art and Terms of Carving Fish, Fowl, and Flesh. Vii. A Bill of Fare for every Month in the Year for Dinner and Supper, and also for extraordinary Occasions. Viii. The Young Woman's Instructor for the right Spelling of Words used in Marketting, Cookery, Pickling, Preserving, &c. &c. &c. To this edition are added, some plain and very necessary directions to maid-servants in general, and several useful Tables: Which renders it the Completest Book of the Kind ever published. The Compiler, Madam Johnson, in order to make this Book come as cheap as possible to the Purchasers, has, out of her Benevolence, fixed the Price at 1 s. 6 d. Bound; though it contains double the Quantity that is usually sold for that Sum.

      Printed for J. Fuller & W. Nicoll. 1765.. Third Edition, 12mo, iv,193,[17]pp., without the final advert leaf, new endpapers, recent quarter calf, red morocco title label to spine.First published in 1753 as as 'The Young woman's companion; or the Servant-Maid's Assistant...' London, H. Jeffery, 1753, with a sixth and final edition appearing in 1772. All edition are rare, of this third edition ESTC locates 2 copies (BL & Library of Virginia), Maclean adds the Yale copy. Maclean, p.77; Cagle, 782 (second edition of 1759); Bitting (second edition; Oxford, p.83.

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