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        Tractatio de theoria descensus et ascensus gravium obliqui ejusque multiplici applicationes

      Munich: Franz Joseph Thuille, 1765 Engraved foldout frontis, x, 74 p. 3 plates, (xxii).Marbled paper cover hinge cracked at lower portion of book, about 2 inches. First edition of a thesis on the motion of falling bodies and pendula. The large folding engraved frontis by Joseph Anton Zimmerman (1715-1797) is an allegorical portrait of Maximilian III Joseph, Duke of Bavaria

      [Bookseller: Breck Bartholomew Natural History Books]
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        Osservazioni pratiche sopra le Malattie Veneree.

      Firenze, o. Vlg., 1765. 144 S. Priv. Brosch. d. Zeit. In italien. Sprache. - Ehemal. Bibl.-Expl. mehrfach gestempelt (V. u. T.), R. m. fachmännisch Japanpapier stabilisiert, Gelenk etwas gelockert, stellenw. leicht stockfleckig, Gbrsp., gut erhalten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Medizin

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Historie von Grönland, enthaltend Die Beschreibung des Landes und der Einwohner etc. insbesondere die Geschichte der dortigen Mission der Evangelischen Brüder zu Neu-Herrnhut und Lichtenfels.

      Barby, Ebers, und Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1765.. Mit 2 gefalt. Kupferstichkarten und 6 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 17 Bl., 1132 S., 13 Bl. HLdr. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. – Lauridsen II, 51. Sabin 17413. Chavanne 5631. Griep-L. 292 Anm. Henze I, 750: "Seine Historie von Grönland, ausgezeichnet durch feine, vielseitige Beobachtung, ist neben der Beschreibung des H. Egede das vollständigste Gemälde von Grönland im 18. Jahrhundert, ein Werk, das auch heute noch mehr als nur historisches Interesse beanspruchen darf." – Zugleich die erste geschichtliche Missionsschrift der Brüdergemeine, wodurch sie und ihre Tätigkeit bekannt wurden. – Die Tafeln zeigen die Einwohner in Tracht, im Haus, bei Jagd und Fischfang etc., und 2 kleine Ansichten von Neu-Herrnhut und Lichtenfels. - Berieben, Vorsatz gestempelt und mit hs. Besitzvermerk, beide Karten und drei Tafeln mit kleinen Einrissen, gebräunt.

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        Historie von Grönland enthaltend Die Becsreibung des Landes und der Einwohner &c. insbesondere die Geschichte der dortigen Mission der Evangelischen Brüder zu Neu-Herrnhut und Lichtenfels.

      Barby: Heinrich Detlef Ebers 1765. With 2 folding engraved maps and 6 folding engraved plates showing Greenlanders, their way of life, utensils, etc. [34] + 1132 + [28] pp. Well-preserved copy bound in contemporary halfleather with goldprint and coloured label on spines. Name on inner frontboards. 1st edit., 1st issue. A very fine and wellpreserved copy of this famous description of Greenland, and the United Brethren's mission there. A supplement was published later. Nuuk 139. Lauridsen II,51. Sabin 17413.

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        Reformations-Geschichte der Kirche von England

      Reformations-Geschichte der Kirche von England Dr. Gilbert Burnets, weiland Bischofs von Salisbury, Von dem Verfasser selbst ins Kürzere gezogen Aus dem Englischen übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen, und einem Anhange 1. Band - Die Regierungen Heinrichs VIII und Eduards des VI/ Erschienen Braunschweig 1765 in der Meyerschen Buchhandlung, 672 Seiten 2. Band - Die Regierungen der Königinnen Maria und Elisabeth/ Erschienen: Braunschweig 1770 in der Meyerschen Buchhandlung, 625 Seiten Buchdeckel aus Holz, mit Schweinsleder bezogen, gebunden, Rücken beider Bücher beschädigt. Keine losen oder beschädigten Seiten. Farbschnitt,durchgehend verblasst Papier gebräunt. Bibliothekseinträge, Kirchenstempel wurden unleserlich gemacht. Buchdeckel Holz,leicht gewölbt Selten !

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        Moral and Political Dialogues; with Letters on Chivalry and Romance

      London: Printed by W. Bowyer, for A. Millar, in the Strand, 1765. Third Edition. Frontispiece in Volume I by Hoare of Ralph Allen on engraved t.p. 204; 331; 338 pp. 3 vols. 12mo. Polished contemporary calf, gilt spine. Very good. Third Edition. Frontispiece in Volume I by Hoare of Ralph Allen on engraved t.p. 204; 331; 338 pp. 3 vols. 12mo.

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        Anthropotomie, ou l'art d'injecter, de disséquer, d'embaumer et de conserver les parties du corps humain

      à Paris, chez l'auteur & chez Cavellier, 1765, in 12, de XX-291pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, bon exemplaire. Seconde édition rare, revue et considérablement augmentée. L'ouvrage comprend : de la compréhension de l'anatomie, des différentes méthodes pour l'injection des vaisseaux, la dissection des muscles et des viscères, l'ouverture des cadavres, les embaumements. Jean-Joseph Sue, dit Sue le jeune, anatomiste de mérite disciple de Verdier, il lui succéda comme professeur d'anatomie au Collège royal de chirurgie. ¶ Dezeimeris IV. 238 - Blake p.438.

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        The Plays. In eight volumes, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; To which are added notes by Sam. Johnson. 8 vol.

      London, Tonson, Corbet, Woodfall, Rivington, Baldwin, Hawes, Clark and Collins, Johnston, Caslon, Lownds, and the Executors fo B. Dodd 1765 - . 8°. 8 Bde. Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz. Leder d.Zt. mit je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und leichter Rückenvergoldung. Erste Johnson Ausgabe. Berieben und beschabt. Halbtitel in den Bänden 3-8 vorhanden. Johnsons Vorwort unpaginiert. Bde. 1-7 mit Ex Libris: Theo. Leigh Toft. Vol. 8 mit Ex Libris: John Sommers. Lord Sommers. (Somers). Name auf den Titelblättern. Titelblatt von Band 1 mit Fleck. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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 übersetzt und mit vielen neuen Zusäzen und Kupfern vermehret von M. Johann Christoph Thenn.

      Augsburg, Verlag Eberhard Kletts sel. Wittib 1765; EA; ca 17x11 cm; (14) 150 Seiten mit 6 Kupfertafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit farbigem Rückenschild (Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, Seiten und Tafeln teils etwas gebräunt; sonst guter, recht dekorativer Zustand)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Physik; Technik

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        Oeuvres mêlées [Histoire géographique de la Nouvelle-Ecosse]

      Chez Duchesne 1765 - - Chez Duchesne, à Paris 1765, xix (1) 324pp. et (2) viij, 359pp., relié. - Edition originale illustrée de 3 fines gravures d'après Gravelot gravées par Le Mire, une vignette de titre répétée et deux en-têtes. Reliures en plein veau glacé et marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane. Accroc avec manque au mors inférieur en queue du tome I. Petit manque au mors supérieur en queue du tome II. 2 coins légèrement émoussés. Traces de frottements. Bel exemplaire. Le premier volume est composé de divers vers de circonstances et d'autres poèmes académiques de Lafargue ainsi que d'un traité de la prononciation oratoire. On s'intéressera surtout au second volume inauguré par un traité sur la lecture et surtout de la traduction de L'histoire géographique de la Nouvelle-Ecosse ou Acadie, écrit anonyme basé en partie sur l'ouvrage de Charlevoix : Histoire de la Nouvelle-France. L'auteur y établit un relevé exact des baies, ports, biens et productions, une histoire de son commerce, et l'importance de sa situation géographique pour la sécurité de la Nouvelle-France, puisque la Nouvelle-Ecosse forme une péninsule devant le Quebec. L'auteur relève également les relations et démêlés entre la France et l'Angleterre à propos de ce territoire. Importante relation et sans doute la première sur cette région du nord-est du Canada où migrèrent de nombreux poitevins qui formèrent la langue acadienne et dont 12000 furent déportés en 1755 dans d'autres colonies anglaises. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition 3 illustrated fine engravings from Plover engraved by Le Mire, repeated title vignette and two headers. Binders full glossy and marbled calf. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number morocco tan. Hitch with the lower joint missing tail of Volume I. Small lack the upper joint tail of Volume II. 2 corners lightly bumped. Traces of friction. Nice copy. xix (1) 324pp. et (2) viij, 359pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        A New Treatise on Artificial Fireworks.

      London: Printed for the author; and sold by J. Millan, 1765 First edition. 8vo (20,5 x 12,5 cm). xxvi, (2), 255, (1) pp. Contemporary half calf with marbled covers, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt-lettered red morocco label. Illustrated with 5 folding engraved plates. Extremely rare first edition from 1765 of one of the earliest English works dealing with recreational fireworks, only preceded by Babington's "Pyrotechnia". The work is illustrated with one text engraving and over 50 fine figures on 5 copper-engraved folding plates; these figures show all kinds of pyrotechnical apparatuses and were designed by the author and engraved by William Darling. The work is divided into six sections. The instructions on how to execute the different kinds of fireworks are very clear and precise, including a great number of recipes to prepare the different fireworks. With an index and a list of subscribers. Very good antiquarian condition. Frontal hinge professionally restored. Page 107 with a few ink stains and outside margin of three plates with repaired tear (outside of figures). Otherwise a very rare work in excellent fresh condition with strong copper engravings. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        Mystica ciudad de dios, milagro de su omnipotencia, y abysmo de la gracia: Historia divina, y vida de la virgen, Madre de dios, reyna, y senora nuestra, Maria Santissima, restauradora de la culpa de eva, y medianera de la gracia: manifestada en estos ultimos siglos por la misma senora.

      1765 - T. 1-3. Madrid 1765. En la Imprenta de la Causa de la Venerable Madre. (30 x 21), k. [16], s. 394, [2], 183, [45]; [2], 943, [1], 76, [104]; [2], 484, 43, [39],opr. sk. z epoki. Pieczęcie, ślady niew. zawilg., otarcia oprawy i niew. ubytki grzbietu w jednym tomie. Volumes 1-3. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mappamonde ou Globe Terrestre

      Parigi 1765 - Primo stato di questa non comune carta del Mondo del XVIII secolo, successivamente ristampata nel 1775 e 1787. La carta mostra le numerose esplorazioni del secolo ed è altamente decorativa. Jean Baptiste Loius Cloute era membro dell'Accademie Royale des Sciences di Rouen e fu autore della Geographie Moderne (1767). Magnifico esemplare in piena coloritura coeva. First state of this uncommon world map with the major 18th century explorers. Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet (born 1730) was a member of the Academie Royale des Sciences de Rouen and the author of Geographie Moderne (1767). Full contemporary colour, very good conditions. Dimensioni 680 450mm

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        Galerie française de femmes célèbres par leurs talens, leur rang ou leur beauté.Paris, l'Éditeur [= Pierre de Lamésangère?] (back of half-title: printed by [George-Adrien] Crapelet), 1827. Large 4to (32 x 23 cm).) With 70 hand-coloured engraved plates. Later 19th-century red half morocco, red textured cloth sides, gold-tooled spine, decorated endpapers printed in gold on white, gilt edges.

      Brunet III, col. 795; Colas 1765; Hiller, p. 526; Lipperheide 1077. First edition of a series of 70 beautifully coloured plates of European women's costumes from the 12th to the 18th century. Most plates were engraved by George-Jacques Gatine after paintings by Louis Marie Lanté; the descriptive text is by Pierre de Lamésangère. The text briefly describes the lives of the women portrayed and often includes a descriptions of the clothes worn, which makes the series an interesting survey of fashion design. It showcases "vertugadins" (farthingales, said to have been introduced in France by Eleanor of Austria), "mouches" (beauty marks), chaperons, "pianalles" (flat shoes), hair-styles, hats (including the typical hennin), etc. One plate with a small tear, foxed throughout, the plates slightly browned, hinges reinforced. Binding professionally restored. A very attractive record of seven centuries of fashion design.

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        The Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq. (4 Vols.)

      London: J. And R. Tonson, 1765. Full-Leather. Collectible; Very Good. First Thus. The highly-regarded "Tonson" edition, 1765. Complete in 4 volumes and bound in publisher's original full calf. All volumes solid and VG, with very light fraying at several spine crowns and light scuffing at the panels. Offsetting at the endsheets and attractive armorial bookplates to front pastedowns and endsheets. Octavos, 1,378 pgs. all told.

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        History of the Colony of Nova-Caesaria, or New-Jersey .

      1765 - SMITH, SAMUEL. The History of the Colony of Nova-Caesaria, or New-Jersey: Containing, an Account of its First Settlement, Progressive Improvements, the Original and Present Constitution, and other Events, to the Year 1721. With some Particulars Since; and a Short View of its Present State. Burlington: James Parker, 1765. x, 573, [1] p. Neatly rebound with eighteenth-century marbled paper over boards, antique-style calf spine. Modern endpapers but retaining original flyleaves. The usual sporatic foxing and occasional browning always found in this book, but a very good copy. With the signatures of Anna A. Mickle (1902), Mary E.T. Lord (1884) and an undated earlier signature of Mary Ridgway. Removed from the original pastedown and laid in is the eighteenth-century stamp of "H*ELTON," identified in an earlier hand as probably Hannah Borradaile Elton (1731-1799). The first edition of the first general history of New Jersey, printed by New Jersey's first printer. James Parker left his Woodbridge printing office in the care of his son and moved to Burlington to fulfill a long-standing promise to Samuel Smith to print his history as soon as it was ready for the press. The printing press used was one belonging to Benjamin Franklin and formerly used by Franklin's nephew, Benjamin Mecom, in Antigua. The press was shipped from New York to Burlington in April of 1765, used for the Smith book and three or four smaller Burlington jobs, then sent on to Philadelphia in February of 1766, at which time Parker returned to Woodbridge. The press run was 600 copies, as indicated by Parker's bill to Smith. Parker printed two title pages simultaneously on a single sheet, thus providing each title page a blank conjugate for binding that also precluded the need for a free front endpaper. This old-time and cost-saving printer's trick, combined with stop-press alterations in the text of a number of sheets, has led past bibliographers to speak of two distinct issues of the book. There is absolutely no correlation between the uncorrected and corrected sheets and the two title pages; all were freely mixed by the binder without any discernable pattern or priority. See Felcone, Printing in New Jersey, 1754- 1800: A Descriptive Bibliograp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reliques Of Ancient English Poetry [complete In 3 Volumes]: 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 -

      J. Dodsley, London 1765 - Engraved frontis and vignettes; 1 sheet music; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Printed for J. Dodsley, 1765. 3 vols. Xxiii, (1) , (4) , 344pp; (4) , iii, (1) , 384, (1) pp; (4) , iii, (1) , xxiv, 346, (2) pp. Lacking only the half-title for volume I and the infrequently seen ad as terminal leaf of Vol I. Errata as one final leaf of two pages at rear of Vol III. Snugly bound in early 19th century polished calf with recent professional rebacking using sympathetic calf leather. New morocco labels to spine tastefully tooled in gilt. Prior ownership letterpress stamp of George Campbell, Liverpool appears top margin of recto B1 and horizontally in front margin, verso H2. Cut paper armorial bookplates "Boutez En Avant" of the Barry family Ireland are mounted to the pastedowns of each volume. Leather boards bumped and scuffed a bit at edges. Engraved frontis sewn in a bit too tight with caption text obscured slightly toward the gutter. Includes half-titles for Vol II and III, final leaf of musical notation in Vol II. Engraved vignettes in text all 3 vols. Solid and attractive 1st edition set. VG . Oversize book set may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Judaica Eliyahu Ben Mosheh Gershon Mi-Pintshov MELEKHET MAHASHEVET 2 Parts 1765

      Judaica Eliyahu Ben Mosheh Gershon Mi-Pintshov MELEKHET MAHASHEVET 2 Parts, 1765 Gershon, Eliyahu Ben Mosheh, Mi-Pintshov [MELEKHET MAHASHEVET]: I.E. OPVS BIPARTITVM : CUIUS PARS I. ['IR HESHBON] I.E. ARITHMETICAM & ALGEBRAM, PARS II. [BERURE MIDOT] I.E. GEOMETRIAM TRADIT Imprint: [Frankfort On The Oder] ; Berlin; Speier, 1765 First Edition, engraved bookillustrated by examples, diagrams and vignettes  8vo. 7 [i. E. 14], 58 [i. E. 116], 61 [i. E. 122] pages. 20 x 17 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Two Volumes in one. Different parts were printed in Berlin or Frankfurt an der Oder. Each volume has special title page: [helek 1.] First 4 leaves were printed in Berlin: Gedruckt bey Isaac Jacob Speier, 525 [1765]; added t. P. Of pt. 1: Helek rishon mi-sefer Melekhet mahshevet, ha-nikra 'Ir heshbon (Frankfurt de-Oder : Ba-defus shel Dokter ve-Prefeser Grila, 526 [1765 or 1766] - [helek 2.] Berure midot : ve-hu helek sheni mi-sefer Melekhet mahshevet (Berlin : Gedruckt bey Isaac Jacob Speier, 525 [1765]) . Our copy is missing the Latin title page. 'Expert Works', treatise and primer in arithmetic, geometry, and algebra generously illustrated with numerous examples and diagrams by R. Eliyahu ben Mosheh Gershon of Pintshov, an "Eighteenth-century Polish physician, mathematician, and Talmudist. ... He wrote: 'Meleket Mahshebet, ' in two parts: the first called 'Ir Heshbon, ' on arithmetic and algebra; the second, 'Berure Middot, ' on geometry (Zolkiev, 1758; Frankfort-on-the-Oder, part i. , and Berlin, part ii. CONDITION:COVERS ARE MISSINGSPINE IS DAMAGED BUT BINDING IS TIGHTYELLOW/ BROWN PAPER. WORM HOLES THROUGHOUT THE BOOKSOME BROWN STAINS. SEVERAL PAGES WITH SMALL PLACES OF MISSING TEXT Gershon, Eliyahu Ben Mosheh, Mi Pintshov - a doctor, mathematician and Talmudic 18 in., Was a rabbi in Yaroslav, Grosse Vardeyne and Batirkese (near Alt ofena), author of «Melechet Machschebet», in 2 parts, with separate sub-headings: «Ir Cheschbon», on arithmetic and algebra, and «Berure Middoth», on the geometry (Zholkov, 1758, Frankfurt-on-Oder, ch. I, and Berlin, h. II, 1765; Ostrog, 1806); «Maaneh Elijahu», short stories to the tr. Baba Metzia and Betz, decisions and responsa (Zholkov, 1758); his novels to other Talmudic treatises remain unpublished; «Nibchar me-Charuz» (ib., 1772), is an abbreviated edition of «Ikkarim» Joseph Albo in the form of dialogues. Elias also made a «Scheeloth u Teschuboth Geone Batrae», a well-known collection of responsa p. Yom Toba Lipman Heller, Joel Syrkesa, Joshua Falk et al. (Sudilkov, 1795); Especially famous enjoyed his work «Hadrat Elijahu» (Ppara, 1785), a collection of sermons, in which the author should be moral philosophers, Isaac Arama, and others. Removing compiled Calvary preacher Yechiel-Michel and published under the title «Aderet Elijahu» (Novy Dvor, 1805). - Wed .: Jew. Enc. VI, 626; Winer, KM., I, 358; Fürst, BJ., I, 237; Fünn, KI., 118; Zeitlin, P. B. M., 11; Hadorat Elijahu Илия бен-Моисей

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        WETTENHAUSEN. "Imperiale Collegium Cann: Regg: Lateranens . in Wettenhausen". Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau, im Himmel Porträtmedaillon, umgeben von 2 Rocaille-Kartuschen; links unten Legende 1 - 39 und unterhalb der Ansicht gestochene Widmung.

      - Kupferstich von Joseph Erasmus Belling, Augsburg, 1765, 33 x 33,5 cm. Schefold 49353; Thieme-Becker Bd. III, S. 252. - Aus M.K. Kuen, Collectio scriptorum, 1765. - Das Porträtmedaillon zeigt den Probst und Abt Augustinus Bauhof, dem auch die Dedikation gilt. Er amtierte von 1755 - 76. In der Hand hält er eine von Maria Theresia verliehene Urkunde von 1759. - Auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen und mit geglätteten Faltspuren. Prächtige Ansicht der berühmten, bei Günzburg gelegenen Augustiner- Chorherren- Propstei. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sitologia ovvero raccolta di osservazioni, di esperienze e ragionamenti sopra la natura e qualità dei grani e delle farine per il panificio con l'aggiunta di altri trattati utilissimi agli agricoltori ed ai mercanti. Tomo primo [- e secondo]

      Per Marco Coltellini, All'insegna della Verità, Livorno 1765 - 2 voll. in 1in-4 (240x150 mm.), pp. VIII, 160; VIII, 152. Vignetta incisa in rame al frontespizio. Elegantissima legatura in piena pelle maculata coeva, dorso a nervi con ricchi fregi e decorazioni oro, tassello in marocchino con titoli oro, tagli colorati. Bellissimo esemplare. Non comune. Rara edizione originale di questo trattato dell'alimentazione scritto in gran parte dal Targioni Tozzetti con la collaborazione di Giovanni Gentili. L'opera ebbe luce nel periodo di grande carestie che afflissero l'intera nostra penisola nel periodo 1764-1767, le quali moltiplicarono i loro effetti esiziali per la carenza di un efficiente sistema annonario. Bibliografia: Goldsmiths'-Kress, 10081.10. OCLC, 23811650. Manca a Einaudi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1765. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769. Four volumes. Quarto. Uniform recent full tan calf over cords, black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, spines numbered in gilt, plain endpapers. All volumes (with exception of second volume) are first editions. Second volume is a second edition with both its tables present. Text clean and bright throughout. Former owner's name written on the title page of three of the four volumes. Volume one bound with "Supplement to the First Edition" at rear; there are marginal doodles, inkstains, and small chips to it. A few scuffs to bindings. The cornerstone of modern Anglo-American law and still its standard history. The four books neatly divide English law: Of the Rights of Persons, Of the Rights of Things, Of Private Wrongs, and Of Public Wrongs.

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        Memoires et Observations geographiques et critiques sur la situation des Pays Septentrionaux de L'Asie et de L'Amerique, d'apres les relations les plus recentes. Auquelles on a joint un Essai sur la route aux Indes par le Nord, & sur un Commerce très vaste & très riche à établir dans la mer du Sud. Avec nouvelles Cartes dressées conformément à ce systême. Par Mr. *** (Samuel Engel).

      Lausanne, Antoine Chapuis, 1765. 4to. Contemp. full mottled calf. Raised bands. Titlelabel with gilt lettering. Repair to top of spine. A small nick and a tear repaired at lower compartment. Stamp on title-page. Free endpapers gone. Title-page printed in red/black. Dedicated to Frederic V, King of Denmark with a large engraved vignette, the national coat of arms. XXII,268 pp. and 2 large folded engraved maps. (1. Carte de la Partie Septentrionale et Occidentale de l'Amerique dàpres les rélations les plus récentes dressées en 1764 par Mr. ***. - 2. Carte de la Partie Septentrionale et Orientale de l'Asie, qui comprend la grande Tartarie, le Kamschatka et Jesso avec la Mer Glaciale et ses Côtes dressées en 1764 par Mr. ***). Occassionally light browning to leaves and a few scattered brownspots. Scarce first edition comprising his famous map of North America, first published here. "Engel's map covers all of North America from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Circle and from the Grand Banks to what appears to be a proto-Alaskan archipelago. It is presented on an unusual equidistant cylindrical projection, possibly on the c. 1745 Cassini-Soldner model. Engel's map consolidates numerous cartographic theories, reports from voyages both dubious and factual, and established conventions from earlier maps, into a sophisticated and fascinating examination of the general layout and waterways of North America. Samuel Engel (1702-1784) was a Swiss geographer, agronomist, and mathematician active in the middle part of the 17th century. His main work, Memoires and Observations was published in 1765 and while somewhat obscure today was highly influential in the 1700s. Engel argued that ice only formed in fresh water and that, such being the case, the Arctic Ocean would be ice-free and navigable closer to the poles. Engel's theories influenced exploration in search of the Northwest Passage, specifically, the launching of the disastrous 1773 Phipps expedition to the North Pole. He also wrote several articles for Diderot's Encyclopedie, including a description of a pre-Columbian Chinese colony in North America - Fusang. Engle also argued that Baron Lahonton, an enigmatic explorer of America's inland waterways, was in fact fictitious - though he nonetheless incorporated Lahonton's geography in his own maps". - Sabin, 22571.

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        The Chinese Spy; or, Emissary from the Court of Pekin, Commissioned to Examine Into the Present State of Europe

      London: S. Bladon, 1765. First British Edition. Full Calf. Very Good +. 12mo. 1st Printing Six Volumes. Volumes Ii To Vi May Want Half-Titles (None Required In Volume I, Where The Title-Page Is, However, A Cancel; There Are Reportedly No Half-Titles In The British Museum Copy.) Full Calf, Red And Brown Morocco Labels, Red Color To All Edges Of Page Blocks. Lightly Used, Tips Worn, Joints A Little Worn And Cracked At Top Or Bottom But All Hinges Sound And Tight, Small 1/8" X 1/4" Chip At Bottom Of Spine Of Volume 1, Small Rubbed Patch On Front Pastedown Of Volumes I And Ii. A Handsome, Very Good + Set. All Volumes Have Ownership Signatures Of R. Greaves. First Published In Cologne In 1764 (Although A Notice In The Fortnightly Review Said The Imprint Was False And This Was Really Printed In London). There Is Also A 1766 Dublin Edition. "The Author, Ange Goudar, Is Supposed To Have Been Helped By The Notorious Casanova.. Goudar Attacks The Character Of The People, The Government, And The Customs Of Almost Every State In Italy. Especially Did The Public Morality And The Government Of Venice Seem Execrable To Him..". A Rare Book, About One Set Surfaces About Every Decade Or So. The Bibliographers Block, L. Orr, And F. Gees Black Were All Unable To Locate A Copy To Review.

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        FORASTIERO ILLUMINATO INTORNO LE COSE PIU RARE E CURIOSE ANTICHE E MODERNE DELLA CITTA' DI VENEZIA E DELL'ISOLE CIRCONVICINE (...)

      1765. Venezia Albrizzi 1765 16° Pagine 1 carta bianca + 16 non numerate + 419 + 11 non numerate + 1 carta bianca. Legatura 900esca in tela rossa. Titolo al dorso su tassello. Conservata la brossura coeva posteriore in carta floreale. 72 incsioni in rame incise nel testo e fuori testo da Francesco Zucchi e Giuseppe Filosi. Manca l'antiporta. Rara seconda edizione. Ottima e fresca copia. Cfr Cicogna pag. 601 N° 4479 in nota. Schulz, J., Albrizzi's Forestiere illuminato and Teatro delle fabbriche più cospicue and their illustrations, in: Bollettino dei Musei Civici di Venezia, 3(2008), p. 100-151

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        La défense de mon oncle 1767 With VOLTAIRE Contes du Guillaume Vadé edition augmentée par lauteur dun supplément au discours aux Welches A Geneve

      

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        The Chinese Spy; or, Emissary from the Court of Pekin, Commissioned to Examine Into the Present State of Europe

      London: S. Bladon, 1765. First British Edition. Full Calf. Very Good +. 12mo. 1st Printing Six Volumes. Volumes Ii To Vi May Want Half-Titles (None Required In Volume I, Where The Title-Page Is, However, A Cancel; There Are Reportedly No Half-Titles In The British Museum Copy.) Full Calf, Red And Brown Morocco Labels, Red Color To All Edges Of Page Blocks. Lightly Used, Tips Worn, Joints A Little Worn And Cracked At Top Or Bottom But All Hinges Sound And Tight, Small 1/8" X 1/4" Chip At Bottom Of Spine Of Volume 1, Small Rubbed Patch On Front Pastedown Of Volumes I And Ii. A Handsome, Very Good + Set. All Volumes Have Ownership Signatures Of R. Greaves. First Published In Cologne In 1764 (Although A Notice In The Fortnightly Review Said The Imprint Was False And This Was Really Printed In London). There Is Also A 1766 Dublin Edition. "The Author, Ange Goudar, Is Supposed To Have Been Helped By The Notorious Casanova.. Goudar Attacks The Character Of The People, The Government, And The Customs Of Almost Every State In Italy. Especially Did The Public Morality And The Government Of Venice Seem Execrable To Him..". A Rare Book, About One Set Surfaces About Every Decade Or So. The Bibliographers Block, L. Orr, And F. Gees Black Were All Unable To Locate A Copy To Review.

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        Traité historique et pratique des droits seigneuriaux

      Cellot 1765 - Renauldon Traité historique et pratique des droits seigneuriaux Histoire féodale 1765 Edition originale rare et précieuse. Paris Cellot 1765 1 fort volume in quarto 26 x 20 cm XXIV, 833 [1] pages . Pleine basane moucheté de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné tranches rouge . Reliure solide mais usée aux coins et coiffes L'interieur est assez frais et grand de marge, quelques rares rousseurs. Cachet Exlibris Erwin Laude Edition originale de cet important texte qui reprend de manière historique et analytique l'origine des droits seigneuriaux. Il est fort peu fréquent à la vente. Voir les photos pour la tables des matières [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MODO DI NUOVA SORPRENDEVOLEINVENZIONE CON CUI DEESI TENER CONTO DEL BESTIAME BUINOACCIOCHE' D'ANNO IN ANNO SI POSSA SICURAMENTE VEDERE, E SAPERE, QUALE, E QUANTO SIA IL RIPORTATO FRUTTO

      Bologna 1765 - In 4°, pp. 80, brossura in cartonato azzurro coevo. All'occhietto "Il Mercante di Bestie Buine Illuminato". Nel volume segue "Trattato unico, utile, brevissimo della generazione delle Bovine Bestie" (di pp. 55). In calce al volume annuncio pubblicitario, fogli in barbe [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Herrn Jonas Hanway zuverlässige Beschreibung seiner Reisen, von London durch Russland und Persien und wieder zurück durch Russland, Deutschland und Holland, in den Jahren von 1742 bis 1750. Worinnen die Grossbritannische Handlung über die Caspische See ... umständlich beschrieben. Wie auch das Merkwürdigste von den Reichen, Provinzen und Städten ... ausführlich erzählet wird. Nebst einer unparteyischen Historie des grossen Eroberers Nadir Kuli oder Kuli Chans, und aller Staatsveränderungen und Rebellionen, welche in diesem Jahrhunderte in Persien vorgefallen sind. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. 2 Bde. [Ohne Kartenmaterial]

      Neu eingebundene Bände ohne die 7 gestochenen Faltkarten und den Faltplan von St. Petersburg. Mit 3 statt 4 Kupfertafeln. Zwei gestochene Frontispices, fragmentarisch montiert. Mit den 9 hübschen Textvignetten in Band 1. - Nur ab und an etwas fleckig. Mit handgeschriebenem Besitzervermerk "Johann Salomon Wagner, 1765" auf den Titelblattrückseiten. - Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. Selten

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        Elémens de Géométrie

      Paris, par la Cie des libraires, 1765, in 8°, de XXXII-XIII- 1f. 215pp., ill. de 14 planches gravées se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, fleuron du titre découpé et remplacé par un autre, sinon bon exemplaire. 3e édition de cette étude didactique de la géométrie selon l'ordre chronologique des découvertes, et donc de complexité croissante. Il fut rédigé à l'âge de 16 ans pour l'initiation de Mme Du Chatelêt aux mathématiques, et sa publication ouvrit à Clairaut les portes de l'Académie des Sciences malgré son jeune âge. ¶ "Remarkable didactic works... He wanted geometry to be rediscovered by beginners and therefore put together, for himself and for them, a very optimistic history of mathematical thought that reflected the concepts of his contemporaries Diderot and Rousseau... Through analogy, he went from there to more advanced and more abstract research, all the while resolving problems without setting forth theorems and admitting as obvious all truths that showed themselves to be self-evident. This work is pleasant and has definite pedagogical value." DSB III, 284 - Poggendorff I.447 - Pas dans Sotheran.

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        Considérations sur le Gouvernement ancien et présent de la France par M. le marquis d'Argenson.

      à Amsterdam, chez Marc-Michel Rey, 1765, in 8°, de VII-312 pp., demi-veau bleu 19e, dos entièr. orné genre 18e, qq. rares rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire. (provenance : Paul Darblay, maire de Corbeil, avec cachet ex-libris du château de Saint-Germain-lès-Corbeil) 3e édition. L'ouvrage fut très sérieusement condamné et M.M. Rey publia au moins 3 éditions durant les années 1764-1765. D'Argenson, ancien ministre des Affaires étrangères de Louis XV, proche des "philosophes" et de Voltaire, était un partisan du libéralisme, mais une sorte de "libéralisme aristocratique". Selon (Mornet, Origines Intellectuelles de la Révolution Fr.) "En matière sociale et politique les idées de d'Argenson sont à la fois hardies, brutales et timorées.... (il) tend vers une sorte de socialisme imposé et surveillé par une aristocratie qui n'en prendrait que ce qu'elle voudrait". Et selon (Weurlesse) "Sa doctrine économique a de nombreux points communs avec celles des physiocrates. S'ils ne reconnurent pas en lui un précurseur direct, du moins ils lui adressèrent les mêmes éloges qu'à Gournay ". ¶ INED 87 - Stourm 107 - Higgs 3368 - Lichtenberger Socialisme au XVIIIe pp. 93-103. - Manque à Kress et Einaudi.

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        Théorie de la lune, déduite du seul principe de l'attraction réciproquement proportionnelle aux quarrés des distances

      Paris: Dessaint & Saillant, 1765. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (252x200 mm), [1-3] 4 [5] 6-7 [8], [1] 2-161 [1] pp. and folding plate with diagrams. Contemporary French calf with 5 raised bands, gilt in compartments and with red morocco label (hinges cracked, extremities worn, boards rubbed), red-dyed edges, marbled endpapers, text only very minor spotted and age-toned. ----DSB III, p.283. SECOND EDITION (the first in France of both papers unified). First published in 1752, this discourse won the annual prize at the Russian Imperial Academy. "In 1743 Clairaut read before the French Academy a Paper entitled 'L'orbite de la lune dans le systeme de M. Newton,' Newton was not fully aware of the movement of the moon's apogee, and therefore the problem had to be reexamined in greater detail. However, Clairaut - and d'Alembert, and Euler, who were also working on this question - found only half of the observed movement in their calculations. It was then that Clairaut suggested completing Newton's law of attraction by adding a term inversely proportional to the fourth power of the distance... The minimal value of the term added soon made Clairaut think that the correction - all things considered - could apply to the calculations but not to the law... Clairaut found toward the end of 1748... that in Newton's theory the apogee of that moon moved over a time period very close to that called for by observations. This is what he declared to the French Academy on 17 May 1749. This first approximate resolution of the three-body problem in celestial mechanics culminated in the publication of the Théorie de la lune in 1752 and the Tables de la lune in 1754." (DSB III, p. 283). Very Good.

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        Oeuvres mêlées [Histoire géographique de la Nouvelle-Ecosse]

      - Chez Duchesne, A Paris 1765, xix (1) 324pp. et (2) viij, 359pp., relié. - Edizione 3 illustrato incisioni pregiati Piviere incisa da Le Mire, ripetuto vignetta titolo e due intestazioni. Leganti pieno vitello lucido e in marmo. Indietro con i nervi decorati. parti del titolo e il numero del volume marocco marrone chiaro. Hitch con la mascella inferiore mancante coda del volume I. Piccolo manca la coda mascella superiore del volume II. 2 angoli leggermente urtato. Tracce di attrito. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 3 fines gravures d'après Gravelot gravées par Le Mire, une vignette de titre répétée et deux en-têtes. Reliures en plein veau glacé et marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane. Accroc avec manque au mors inférieur en queue du tome I. Petit manque au mors supérieur en queue du tome II. 2 coins légèrement émoussés. Traces de frottements. Bel exemplaire. Le premier volume est composé de divers vers de circonstances et d'autres poèmes académiques de Lafargue ainsi que d'un traité de la prononciation oratoire. On s'intéressera surtout au second volume inauguré par un traité sur la lecture et surtout de la traduction de L'histoire géographique de la Nouvelle-Ecosse ou Acadie, écrit anonyme basé en partie sur l'ouvrage de Charlevoix : Histoire de la Nouvelle-France. L'auteur y établit un relevé exact des baies, ports, biens et productions, une histoire de son commerce, et l'importance de sa situation géographique pour la sécurité de la Nouvelle-France, puisque la Nouvelle-Ecosse forme une péninsule devant le Quebec. L'auteur relève également les relations et démêlés entre la France et l'Angleterre à propos de ce territoire. Importante relation et sans doute la première sur cette région du nord-est du Canada où migrèrent de nombreux poitevins qui formèrent la langue acadienne et dont 12000 furent déportés en 1755 dans d'autres colonies anglaises. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        History of the Colony of Nova-Caesaria, or New-Jersey ....

      , 1765. 1765. SMITH, SAMUEL. The History of the Colony of Nova-Caesaria, or New-Jersey: Containing, an Account of its First Settlement, Progressive Improvements, the Original and Present Constitution, and other Events, to the Year 1721. With some Particulars Since; and a Short View of its Present State. Burlington: James Parker, 1765. x, 573, [1] p. Modern calf-backed marbled paper-covered boards, very skillfully executed in period style. Noticeably foxed, as usual, a few blank corners torn away without loss. With contemporary ownership signatures of Burlington County residents Saml. Black and Abner Wright. The first edition of the first general history of New Jersey. James Parker left his Woodbridge printing office in the care of his son and moved to Burlington to fulfill a long-standing promise to Samuel Smith to print his history as soon as it was ready for the press. The printing press used was one belonging to Benjamin Franklin and formerly used by Franklin's nephew, Benjamin Mecom, in Antigua. The press was shipped from New York to Burlington in April of 1765, used for the Smith book and three or four smaller Burlington jobs, then sent on to Philadelphia in February of 1766, at which time Parker returned to Woodbridge. The press run was 600 copies, as indicated by Parker's bill to Smith. Parker printed two title pages simultaneously on a halfsheet, thus providing each title page a blank conjugate for binding that also precluded the need for a free front endpaper. This old time- and cost- saving printer's trick, combined with stop-press alterations in the text of a number of sheets, has led past bibliographers to speak of two distinct issues of the book. There is absolutely no correlation between the uncorrected and corrected sheets and the two title pages; all were freely mixed by the binder without any discernable pattern or priority. See Felcone, Printing in New Jersey, 1754-1800: A Descriptive Bibliography, 105, for an exhaustive history and analysis of this cornerstone New Jersey book. Evans 10166; Bristol B2619a; Miller, Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia Printing, 853; Streeter Sale 923; Howes S661; ESTC W20457.

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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 übersetzt und mit vielen neuen Zusäzen und Kupfern vermehret von M. Johann Christoph Thenn.

      Augsburg Verlag Eberhard Kletts sel Wittib 1765 - EA; ca 17x11 cm; (14) 150 Seiten mit 6 Kupfertafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit farbigem Rückenschild (Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, Seiten und Tafeln teils etwas gebräunt; sonst guter, recht dekorativer Zustand) 0,000 gr. Physik; Technik [Attributes: First Edition]

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        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

      - Chez Bauche, à Genève & à Paris 1765, In 8 (13,5x21cm), 39 (1bl.) ; 42 ; 51 (1bc.) ; 51 (1bc.) ; 54 (2bc.), relié. - Raccolta artificiale si compone di 5 libri Dorat contenente diverse opere, tutti illustrati da 21 sottili e belle figure di Longueuil e Aliamet dopo Eisen. Bella stampa su carta spessa. Sappiamo che Dorat si rovinò per le sue edizioni luxueuses.Détail: Lettera Zeila ... Ginevra e Parigi, Bauche 1766 Dichiarazione della 3 ^ edizione. Una figura, un colpo di testa e una lampada morto Eisen.Réponse Valcour a Zeila ... Parigi, Sébastien Jorry 1766 First Edition. Una figura, un colpo di testa e un morto Eisen.Lettres lampada verso ... Parigi, Sébastien Jorry 1766 First Edition. A fontispice (collegato per errore dopo la pagina del titolo di Lettera Barnevelt) Due intestazione, 3 asini lampe.Lettre di Barnevelt ... Parigi, Bauche 1766 Dichiarazione del 4 ° edizione. La data di emissione iniziale del 1763 Una figura, un colpo di testa e una lampada morto, tutto dal conte di Eisen.Lettre Cominges ... Parigi, Sébastien Jorry 1765 Nuova edizione. L'originale avendo apparso nel 1764, lo stesso editore. 2 figure, due intestazioni, due asini lampe.Plein Vitello scale di tempo. Dorso liscio decorato. Parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Confine filetto Trimple sulle copertine. Inner Wheel. Bordi dorato. Tappo superiore leggermente logoro; un po 'di mancanza di coda. 2 angoli urtato. Po 'più alto fragile e in parte diviso in mente. Mascella inferiore divisa in mente. Il legame di buona qualità, molto decorativo, ma oggi con difetti, ancora abbastanza légers.Ex libris manoscritto: ". Biblioteca Dufay / M. Thésigny" - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Recueil factice composé de cinq ouvrages de Dorat contenant plusieurs

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        British Architect

      1765. SWAN, Abraham. The British Architect: or, the BuilderÂ’s Treasury of Stair-Cases. London: The Author, [1765]. Tall folio, period-style three-quarter brown calf gilt, raised bands, red morocco spine label, marbled boards. $1850.Fourth edition of SwanÂ’s classic pattern book on staircase design, containing 60 engraved plates, most full-page, by Edward Rooker, depicting examples of staircases, ornaments, arches, doors, windows, and chimney-pieces.First published in 1745, this work describes and pictures different types of staircases with explanations of their most convenient situation, “the form of their ascending in the most grand manner,” ornaments, and directions for their construction. The 60 plates engraved by Edward Rooker were especially appreciated for their large-scale details, “more useful for working and drawing from,” and for their emphasis on such interior fittings as mouldings and wall panels. Swan published his works at his own expense, “claiming little view to my own profitÂ… [but rather] to raise the glory of my own country.” His patriotic zeal showed itself in his attempts to tarnish the reputations of recognized Italian authorities— Scamozzi, Vignola, and Palladio—“in order to add to the luster of Wren” (Harris 863). The 1775 Philadelphia edition of Swan, with plates by John Norman, was the first book of architecture published in America (see Fowler 341; Avery 201). See Millard, 312-16. Archer 439.4. OwnerÂ’s signature, dated 1770, obliterated from verso of title page.Text and plates washed and bottom margins repaired. A handsome copy. Scarce.

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        Arrest du Conseil D'Etat du Roi, Portant Reglement pour la.

      1765 - Legal Broadside from the Ancien Regime [Broadside]. [France]. Arrest du Conseil D'Etat du 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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        Geistlicher Schild gegen Geist- und leibliche Gef

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        Autograph Letter Signed, Paris April 13, 1821 to Louis-Benjamin Fleuriau de Bellevue

      Quarto, three pages of a bi-folium, neatly inscribed in ink, in very good, very clean and legible condition. James Smithson, English chemist and mineralogist, and the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, writes to Louis-Benjamin Fleuriau de Bellevue (1765-1852) French naturalist, geologist, and philanthropist. "Fleuriau de Bellevue gave Smithson a personally inscribed copy of his pamphlet on the 1819 meteor fall at Jonzac."1 Smithson's letters are quite rare, his papers were destroyed by fire at the Smithsonian Institution in 1865: "Smithson's trunks had been filled with some two hundred unpublished manuscripts, the record of countless experiments and investigations from the dawn of modern chemistry. They had also contained his correspondence, evidence of the extraordinarily sociable and international network of scientists in which he labored, and the diaries of his travels, which he had kept since adolescence. His extensive mineral collection, lauded as the finest in the United States in the 1840s, had been entirely consumed. Gone, too, were all the tools of his life's work - the thermometers, balances, and blowpipes; as well as his personal belongings, the trappings of his life as an aspiring aristocrat, a man accustomed to fine things: the sword and riding whip, the china service, his smoking pipes and candlesticks. With these losses Smithson, along with the story of his life, seemed to have utterly vanished."2 The Smithsonian Archives has "three original letters from Smithson, acquired since the fire, photocopies of about a dozen more from other repositories, and a handful of Smithson's notes, including a few draft catalogues of his mineral collection and some memoranda from experiments. There is a collection of calling cards and signatures of prominent scientists, dating from Smithson's days in Paris, as well as the diary of Smithson's brother and the passport of his nephew. Mostly, the archives contain a record of the search for Smithson, a long trail of dead-end inquiries made by various officials in the years since the fire. As long ago as 1880 the Smithsonian concluded that after "unusual exertions" they had collected "all the information likely to be obtained."3 Smithson writes in French to Fleuriau de Bellevue discussing various aspects of mineralogy: "Mon cher Monsieur, Comme j'en avoit concus des soupcons d'apres ce que vont m'avez dit, ni l'un ni l'autre des subilames que vous m'avez envoyé n'est de l'ambre. L'on n'en obtient point d'acide succinique. L'acohol ayant peu d'effet sur eux, ils se n'approcheroit plus du copal. Je ne seroit point ponté a attribuer capacité et l'etat tenue de centaines parties du No 1 aux que vous nommez, ni meme peut etre a aucun changement chemique; mais plus tot a un simple des assignation. La croute blanchatre a la surface du No 2 puit aussi avoir la meme cause, mais d'autre parties opaques sont due a la presence d'une matiere etrangere. Il y a enclavé dans quelques endroits de cette masse des granit blanc demi transparent qui nayent le verve au feu ils deviennent opaque mais ne fondery pas il est donc probable quils sont du quartz. Les parties opaques de cette masse, No 2, puiser dans sons interieur et ainsi a ... d'un melasse de la couche terneuse dans la quelle elle etoit enfouie, laissent après leur combustion une matiere noire la quelle devient ordinairement noye en ne froidissant. J'ai trouvé dans ce residu des grains de quartz, un peu de chaux, et beaucoup de fer. Le No 1 pour sa combination fournit une matiere blanche. Une partie considerable de matiere blanche n'est pas de la chaux, mais je n'en est pas determiné la nature. Etant dans l'intention il n'y a pas longtemps d'aller au Angleterre, jai jetté presque toutes mes creatifes je suis ainsi fort en canassé en faisant des experiences, n'ayant pas un choix de moyens, etant meme souvent sans moyens du tout. Le mélange de matiere minerals dans le No 2 disposenoit a croire que cette ... avoit originalement coulé de l'ambre terne. On dis que cela arrive au copal. Mr Banks m'a donné des morceaux d'un copal dit tené de la terne. Ils on tune croute exterieur opaque et blancahtre comme le No 2, quoique leur interieur soyent d'une transparence et d'une purité parfait. Je serai tres charmé si ces experiences tres imparfaites respondent du tout a ce que vous des envies. Jai envoit fort desiré pouvoir faire d'avantage, et vous etre plus eclaté, et je vous pris de me croire Sincerement le votre James Smithson Paris April le 13 1821 ..." James Smithson was the illegitimate son of Hugh Smithson, the first Duke of Northumberland, and Elizabeth Hungerford Keate Macie, a wealthy widow who was a cousin of the Duchess of Northumberland. His exact birthday remains unknown because he was born in secret in Paris, where his mother had gone to hide her pregnancy. In his youth, his name was James Lewis Macie, but in 1801, after his parents died, he took his father's last name of Smithson. Smithson never married; he had no children; and he lived a peripatetic life, traveling widely in Europe during a time of great turbulence and political upheaval. He was in Paris during the French Revolution, and was later imprisoned during the Napoleonic Wars. Friends with many of the great scientific minds of the age, he believed that the pursuit of science and knowledge was the key to happiness and prosperity for all of society. He saw scientists as benefactors of all mankind, and thought that they should be considered "citizens of the world." Smithson was interested in almost everything and studied a wide range of natural phenomena: the venom of snakes, the chemistry of volcanoes, the constituents of a lady's tear, and even the fundamental nature of electricity. He published twenty-seven papers in his lifetime, ranging from an improved method of making coffee, to an analysis of the mineral calamine, critical in the manufacture of brass - which led to the mineral being named smithsonite in his honor. In one of his last papers, he laid out his philosophy most clearly: "It is in knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness ... No ignorance is probably without loss to him." Toward the end of his life, under a clause in his will, he left his fortune to the United States, a place he had never visited, to found in Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, "an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." Smithson died in Genoa, Italy, on June 27, 1829, and was interred nearby. In 1904, Smithsonian Regent Alexander Graham Bell brought Smithson's remains to the United States to rest at the Institution his bequest created. Smithson's papers and his vast mineral collection were all destroyed by fire in 1865. Smithson's letters and manuscript material are indeed rare in the market place: we can trace but one recent auction record for a three page ALS dated May 9, 1792, describing the current political situation in Paris- Enys Collection, Bonham's, Sept. 28, 2004, £18,000 ($ 32,285). 1. Ewing, Heather, The Lost World of James Smithson Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian (Bloomsbury: New York, 2007) p. 184 2. ibid. p. 8 3. ibid. p. 10 See also: Torrens, H. S. "Smithson, James Lewis (1764-1829), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/25944

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        Ethans Onderwyzinge in den Negenentachtigsten Psalm, geopend en verklaard.

      Amsterdam, Nicolaas Byl 1765 - (8, XLIV, 4, C) 630 (1) p. Opnieuw gebonden half Perkament, 4° (Plaatselijk vochtvlekken, titelpagina gebruind.)

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        An Act for explaining and rendering more effectual Two Acts ... with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals for discovering the Longitude...

      London: Mark Baskett, 10 January 1765. Folio, title page, pp. 367-374, fine. An important Longitude Act, bringing John Harrison closer to reward but insisting the secret workings of his chronometers be revealed. Having outlined the successful sea trials during voyages to Jamaica and Barbados, this Act formalises the demand for Harrison to deliver the prototype H-4 and two identical operational copies of the chronometer (complete with diagrams) within a space of six months to be considered for the reward. Even at this stage only one half of the grand prize of £20,000 was on offer - with this payment being entirely contingent upon delivery of the timekeepers and working diagrams. For the remainder, the Act necessitates the improvement and supply of further chronometers and exhaustive testing before the balance will be paid, the 'other £10,000 to be paid when the other Time Keepers are made, and proved to be of sufficient Correctness'.The original Act of 1714 allowed partial payment to persons who provided useful method for reckoning the longitude but did not formally qualify for the prize (as determined by an accurate bearing within half to one degree). Accordingly, this Act recognises the work of two Germans for their contribution to the lunar method: 'a set of lunar tables constructed by Tobias Mayer deceased, late Professor of Goetingen in Germany, upon the principles of gravitation laid down by Sir Isaac Newton; in the construction of which tables he was considerably assisted from theorems furnished by Professor Euler of the University of Berlin'. The Act directs £300 to be paid to Euler and £3000 to the widow of Tobias Mayer, upon condition that she submit the latest manuscript tables drafted by her deceased husband to the Commissioners.Finally, the Commissioners are instructed to control all future publication of Almanacs by issuing licenses to publishers - with a hefty fine of £20 per copy for those who infringe the law.

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        Monumens érigés en France a la gloire de Louis XV.

      Paris 1765. - Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 4 gestochenen Kopfvignetten, 57 (8 gefalteten, 16 doppelblattgrossen) Kupfertafeln, 2 Blatt, 232 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Kalbsledereinband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, 45 x 30 cm, Einband gering berieben, Exlibris „De la Bibliotheque de Mr. Vacquer, Inspecteur des Menus Plaisirs du Roi", innen teils leicht gebräunt, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Hauptwerk des Architekten und Städteplaners Pierre Patte (1724 bis 1814). Im ersten Teil seines Werkes stellt er die Plätze der größeren Städte Frankreichs vor auf denen zur Ehren Ludwig XV. eine Statue errichtet wurde, dabei stehen weniger die Statuen im Fokus sondern die Beschaffenheit der Plätze und ihrer umgebenden Gebäude. Der zweite Teil beinhaltet das Projekt der Anlage eines großen Platzes in der Innenstadt von Paris (heute „Place de la Concorde").

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        Johann Conrad Fäsis genaue und vollständige Staats- und Erdbeschreibung der ganzen Helvetischen Eidgenossenschaft, derselben gemeinen Herrschaften und zugewandten Orten. 4 Bde.

      3248 S. Halbleder Einbände leicht berieben, Leder brüchig. Seiten minimal braunfleckig, aber sauber. Für das Alter in sehr gutem Zustand. 1765-1768.Sehr guter Zustand Erstausgabe.

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        Anthologie Françoise ou Chansons Choisies, Depuis le 13e Siécle jusqu'à présent... Tome I [-III]. [Vocal score]

      [Paris]: [Barbou], 1765. 3 volumes. Octavo. Full mid-tan polished calf with spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt, marbled endpapers. Vol. I: 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 7 ("Avertissement"), [i] ("Explication des Figures"), 1f. (engraved plate), 64 ("Memoire historique"), 1f. (engraved plate), 310 (music), 311-318 (song index) pp. Typeset. With 3 engraved plates: A bust-length frontispiece portrait of Monet by Aug. de St. Aubin after C.N. Cochin dated 1765; and "Les Rois, les Troubadours sont en correspondance..." and "Thibaut fut Roi" by N. le Mire after H. Gravelot. Vol. II: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 310 (music), 311-317 (index), [i] (blank) pp. With a frontispiece engraving of the 3 Graces by le Mire after Gravelot. Vol. III: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 313 (music), 314-320 (index) pp. With a frontispiece engraving of Venus, Amour, and Bacchus by le Mire after Gravelot. Contains 1- to 5-part melodies with French texts underlaid. With decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces throughout. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Lightly foxed, heavier to some leaves; occasional minor staining and signs of wear; some light browning. An attractive, wide-margined copy overall. First Edition. RISM BII, p. 92. Monnet, the editor of this volume, was a French impresario and writer. "According to his memoirs (Supplément au roman comique, 1772) he led a colourful but dissolute life for some years, was imprisoned briefly in 1741 for publishing scurrilous literature (Les annales amusantes), and thereafter embarked on a series of theatrical enterprises... [He] has been credited with a number of librettos but only L'inconséquente, ou Le fat dupé (1787) can be attributed to him with certainty. His edition of the Anthologie françoise (1765) is of historical value to the study of French folklore." Elisabeth Cook in Grove Music Online.

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