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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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        Kurzgefaszte nachrichten, die naturhistorie Dannemark betreffend. Aus dem Danischen uberseszt.

      Verlegts Gabriel Christians Rothens Wittwe et al., Kopenhagen und Hamburg 1765 - 232 pages of text. Blue thick paperback binding; original to the book but heavily worn, soiled, stained, and with chips and creases. Illustrated with 15 of 17 folding plates, lacking plates numbered I and II. A untrimmed copy, measuring 25 cm (height). There is a previous owner's stamp and a few markings on the title page. Minor staining to the bottom edge of the text, quite minimal except for the final 20 pages have heavier staining. The uncolored plates are not affected and remain clean and bright. The German translation of part two of the first volume of the Danish edition "Den danske Atlas; First German edition. The plates correspond nearly exactly to plates XIV-XXX of the Danish edition, but they have all been re-engraved and are signed "I. Haas sc." in the plate. Natural History; Paleontology; Denmark. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Forestier illuminato intorno le cose piu rare e curiose antiche e moderne delle citta di Venezia

      

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        A Narrative of the Proceedings relative to the Discovery of the Longitude at Sea; by Mr. John Harrison's Time-Keeper; Subsequent to those published in the Year 1763.

      London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Mr. Sandby, 1765. First edition, extremely rare, published by Harrison (1693-1776) himself with the technical assistance of the optical instrument maker James Short (1710-68), in which Harrison defended the success of his chronometer H4, and staked his claim to be awarded the full "Longitude Prize" of £20,000. Harrison had been working on the problem of longitude for over three decades by the time he published this work, one of the most important of the pamphlets produced in the course of the longitude affair. H4 had first been properly tested in 1761, when Harrison's son William (1728-1815) took it with him on a voyage to Jamaica in the ship Deptford for a sea-trial. Although the trial was a triumph that exceeded the demands of the Longitude Act, Harrison's claim to the Prize was not accepted, and he was forced to undertake another trial of H4 in 1764. Again accompanied by William, on this occasion H4 computed the longitude of Barbados within 9.8 geographical miles, exhibiting accuracy three times greater than that required by the Act. Despite this success, the board still refused to issue the award, in some part due to resistance from the Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811), an advocate of the cheaper lunar distance method. Faced with another refusal, Harrison had the present appeal to the Board of Longitude printed. It includes his relevant correspondence with the Admiralty, concluding that 'whereas a method (invented by your Memorialist) for the Discovery of the Longitude hath been tried by Experiments made according to the Appointment of your Honourable Board ... Your Memorialist therefore humbly prays; that your Honourable Board will be pleased to grant him such Certificate as directed by the above recited Act'. The board, however, continued to be unmoved, even sponsoring subtle changes to the Longitude Act the same year as this work was published. The self-published pamphlet was presumably printed in an extremely limited edition for private circulation to members of the Board. The National Maritime Museum did not have a copy of the pamphlet until 2003, when it acquired the papers of the 2nd Viscount Barrington, a member of the 18th-century Board of Longitude. ABPC/RBH list only three copies in the past 40 years, including the Streeter copy (in a modern binding) (Christie's 16/17 April 2007, $114,000). "In the early 1700s, European monarchies aspired to power by building world-spanning networks of colonies and commercial ventures. As a result, the merchant fleets and navies that connected and protected these assets were critically important. Eighteenth-century sailors led dangerous lives, not least because they seldom knew their exact location on the open ocean. Although navigators readily determined latitude, or north-south position, by estimating the height of certain stars at their zenith, they could not determine longitude. This failure caused shipwrecks that killed thousands of mariners and lost cargoes worth fortunes. Several countries offered immense financial rewards for a solution to the problem; Britain promised £20,000 (several million dollars in today's currency) for a way to establish longitude to within half a degree (30 nautical miles at the equator) after a journey from England to the West Indies. To judge proposed solutions, the crown established a Board of Longitude, made up of the Astronomer Royal, various admirals and mathematics professors, the Speaker of the House of Commons and 10 members of Parliament. "In effect, determining longitude depended on knowing the difference between local time and the time in Greenwich, site of the Royal Observatory. In principle, if a ship had a clock keeping Greenwich time, the navigator could measure the angle of the Sun to note local noon and compare it to the clock. If the clock read 2 p.m., his longitude was two hours, or 30 degrees, west of Greenwich. The problem lay in finding a clock reliable enough to keep time during the long voyages of that era. The best pendulum clocks of the day were accurate enough, but were useless on a heaving ship at sea. Alternately, a less reliable clock might be used if some means could be devised to correct it frequently. In practice this meant an astronomical method, the best of which became known as the method of lunar distances, in reference to the fact that the Moon's orbit causes it to continually change position in the sky. For example, a new moon, which appears close to the Sun, will have moved 180 degrees by the time it becomes a full moon two weeks later. The idea was for astronomers to provide tables of this angle between Moon and Sun (or Moon and selected stars in the night sky) as a function of Greenwich time. A measurement of this angle every few days would provide a correction to the mechanical clock. This scheme had two drawbacks: The first was that, at least initially, astronomers could not accurately predict the Moon's motion; the second was that the mathematical calculations required of the mariner were very complex--they took hours, and errors were common. "The chronometer and the method of lunar distances each had their proponents, and the solution of the longitude problem came down to a bitter battle between two Englishmen: John Harrison, a self-educated machinist who set out to make an accurate clock, and Nevil Maskelyne, astronomer and scion of the Church of England, who brought the method of lunar distances to fruition. "John Harrison was born in Yorkshire and followed his father's trade as a carpenter. This led to an interest in wooden (pendulum) clocks, which he became adept at making. His isolation from other clockmakers during this formative time was fortuitous--when most clockmakers learned that the prize required their clocks to maintain a rate constant to within three seconds per day for six weeks at sea, they regarded the task as impossible. Harrison saw it as a challenge, and developed the technical advances that justified his confidence, including the so-called gridiron pendulum (which used metals with different expansion coefficients to overcome temperature sensitivity), a nearly frictionless gear system and a ratcheted spring that kept the clock running while being rewound. "By 1728 the longitude prize had been open for 14 years without a serious contender. Young Harrison journeyed to London to learn about the award and met Edmond Halley (1656-1742), the Astronomer Royal. Halley treated him cordially and suggested that Harrison consult George Graham (1673-1751), one of London's leading clockmakers. Harrison and Graham took an immediate liking to each other--they talked for 10 hours that day, leaving Graham so impressed that he offered to lend Harrison money (without security or interest) to develop the young inventor's ideas. "Seven years passed before Harrison offered a solution to the problem: the clock later known as H1. It was cumbersome and heavy, with jutting arms and counterweights, but a small committee of the Royal Society, including Halley and Graham, declared it a masterpiece of ingenuity and urged submission to the Board of Longitude. This body, ever skeptical after years of spurious claims, proposed a short sea trial before attempting the expensive, official crossing of the Atlantic. So Harrison and H1 embarked on a run to Lisbon and back. The numerical result of the clock's performance has not survived, but the captain was very impressed. The ship's navigator admitted that on the return voyage, just before the English coast was sighted, his own calculations put them more than 90 miles offshore, while Harrison maintained that no, they were just about there. "Although the voyage didn't immediately lead to a trans-Atlantic test, it was productive for Harrison, who identified several potential improvements to H1. With these in mind, he withdrew his initial submission and set about building a second clock (H2). The Board of Longitude, impressed by H1, awarded Harrison £500 toward development expenses. He completed H2 three years later and spent two more years testing it on land. By 1741, testing was complete, but England was at war with France and her allies. No one was prepared to risk a sea trial of H2 and possible capture by the French. As it turned out, H2 was never tested at sea. "While waiting for the war to end, Harrison built a third clock, with the Board of Longitude contributing another £500 to meet his costs. But this time, Harrison's expertise failed him. H3 never worked to Harrison's satisfaction, and he abandoned it after five years. Taking a different tack, he proposed in 1746 to build two more clocks. Of these, H4 would be his masterpiece. It took another 13 years to complete, but was quite different from its predecessors. Instead of being all angles and arms, it appeared as a beautifully encased pocket watch, albeit five inches in diameter. After two years of testing the Board accepted it for the full trans-Atlantic test. "Harrison, now 68, left H4 in the care of his son William for the long voyage in 1761. The trial ended upon reaching Jamaica, where, amazingly, H4 reported the longitude with less than two miles of error. Back in England, the overjoyed Harrisons awaited their award of £20,000. Then everything started to go wrong. The Board of Longitude refused to believe the test results were not just a stroke of luck and demanded a second trial. The Harrisons protested vehemently. They had met the terms of the prize and now they wanted it. Uproar ensued, and to quell it, Parliament offered William Harrison £5,000 for results so far, in return for full disclosure of the construction details of H4. William refused this partial award and decided to attempt a second trial in 1764, this time to Barbados. "The Reverend Nevil Maskelyne now enters the story. He had no particular influence prior to this stage of Harrison's odyssey, but the Board of Longitude made a decision that quickly embroiled him in the controversy. Although Maskelyne was not then a member of the Board of Longitude, he was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. For some years he had maintained a strong interest in, and advocacy of, the method of lunar distances for determining longitude. Furthermore, as Tobias Mayer (1723-62) in Germany had recently resolved the problem of predicting the motion of the Moon, the method was ripe for testing. Thus, when the Board of Longitude asked Maskelyne to join the voyage to Barbados, primarily to establish the longitude of the capital, Bridgetown, by observation of Jupiter's satellites, he was also to test the method of lunar distances and its accuracy compared to Harrison's H4 clock. "The results were announced at a memorable meeting of the Board of Longitude in early 1765. H4 had done it again, producing the Bridgetown longitude with less than ten miles of error after a journey of more than 5,000 miles. The rival method of lunar distances fared slightly worse, yielding the result to "better than 30 miles." By way of explanation, four of the ship's officers at the meeting stated that their calculations were a product of Maskelyne's instructions, and, by implication, subject to their own inexperience. In any case, since the lunar distance method depended on tables that only Maskelyne could calculate, the method was not yet ready to claim the prize. "The Board of Longitude accepted the result of the Barbados trial of H4, but they remained unconvinced that the instrument was not just a fluke--a one-off that might never be replicated. Parliament passed a new Act that yielded £10,000 to Harrison but withheld the remaining half of the prize until he met a series of conditions. According to Parliament's terms, Harrison had to reveal in writing exactly how the watch had been made, including full drawings of each part and explanation of every detail to a select team of watchmakers. Then he needed to wait for these persons to manufacture similarly accurate watches themselves. Moreover, Harrison was compelled to relinquish H4 to the Astronomer Royal for long-term checking of its accuracy. "Here was the rub: Two Astronomers Royal had died in rapid succession, and no sooner had Maskelyne returned from Barbados than the King [George III, 1738-1820] appointed him to the position; the appointment automatically put him on the Board of Longitude. As a result, Harrison's nemesis not only became an influential voice on the Board of Longitude but also took charge of checking his best clock. Not surprisingly, the resulting report on H4 was entirely negative. It seems Maskelyne prevaricated over the meaning of "accuracy" to condemn Harrison's creation. In this era, all clocks gained or lost time at some rate, but so long as that rate was constant and known, one could derive an accurate time. Maskelyne refused to allow these corrections. "While waiting for the copies of H4 to be completed, Harrison spent three precious years building H5--now approaching 80, he was becoming increasingly desperate. As the Board of Longitude debated sending his watch to the arctic and elsewhere for lengthy tests, Harrison appealed to King George III for help. The King had H5 installed at his own personal observatory at Kew, and he himself supervised its daily winding and checking. Under his care, H5 performed so admirably that "Farmer George" was outraged by what had gone before. "By God, Harrison," he roared, "I'll see you righted!" and threatened to appear in person before Parliament (under a lesser title, of course). "So the affair finally wound down. The Board of Longitude, under the continuing influence of Nevil Maskelyne, still managed to find reasons to withhold some of Harrison's prize money. Nevertheless, including interim advances, he received a total of £23,065 from the Board over four decades. A copy of H4 made by another watchmaker accompanied Captain James Cook (1728-79) on his second voyage to the Pacific, where it was hailed as having "an amazing degree of accuracy," although Cook also used the lunar distances method with good results. In a triumph of his own, Maskelyne had initiated the annual publication of The Nautical Almanac, which included the necessary tables for applying that method. Cook referred to it as "our faithful guide through all vicissitudes of climates." And since sufficiently accurate clocks (later called marine chronometers) remained very expensive for a long while, the method of lunar distances remained in use for more than a hundred years. "Harrison died in 1776, unreconciled with Maskelyne to the end. One cannot blame him, but because it turned out that posterity owed much to both of them, it would have been pleasing had their relationship ended otherwise" (J. Donald Fernie, 'The Harrison-Maskelyne Affair,' American Scientist 91 (2003), 403-5). Adams & Waters, 2017; Baillie, p. 274; Crone, 557; Polak, 4304, 7534; Sommervogel, VI, 650. 8vo (201 x 127 mm), pp. [ii], 18 [2] (without the half-title but with the final blank). Disbound (probably removed from a pamphlet volume, as is most often the case).

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        Règlement et réformations des taxes des écritures judiciaires et extrajudiciaires, épices de Mrs. Les juges et dépens curiaux, faits par son excellence monseigneur Grégoire, des ducs de Salviati, vice-légat

      - chez Alexandre Giroud, A Avignon 1765, in-4 (24,5x19cm), (4) 56pp., relié. - First Edition. Assente il BNF e cataloghi francesi. Pelle di pecora completa screziato, dorso a costine. Come parte del XIX rifatto. Tappo superiore scrostate. Vecchi tracce di muffa su alcuni fogli marginali. Il libro fa dichiarazioni di tutti i compensi percepiti in tutte le circostanze da parte del sistema giudiziario Avignone. Ex libris in un medaglione inciso: Picard Avenionsis. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Absent à la BNF et aux catalogues français. Reliure en pleine basane marbrée, dos à nerfs. Pièce de titre refaite au XIXe. Coiffe supérieure épidermée. Anciennes traces de moisissures marginales sur quelques feuillets. L'ouvrage fait états de toutes les taxes reçues en toutes circonstances par le système judiciaire d'Avignon. Ex libris dans un médaillon gravé : Picard Avenionsis.

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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. $600 * 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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        A comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man with those of the Animal World

      London: J. Dodsley,, 1765. Octavo (152 x 96 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with gilt floral motif in compartments, red morocco label. Small abrasion to front board, first and last leaves with slight tan mark from the turn ins, very occasional light spotting; a very attractive copy. First edition. The Scottish physician John Gregory was a member of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society, "where he read many essays; these were later collected, modified, and published anonymously under the title A Comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man, with those of the Animal World (1765). Gregory considered human nature to be a uniform non-variant, whose principles and function can be discovered through experiment. The two principles of mind are reason ('a weak principle') and instinct (which guides morality). Gregory wrote that 'The task of improving our nature, of improving man's estate, involves the proper development and exercise of the social principle and the other principle of instinct, with reason subordinate to instinct and serving as a corrective on it' (McCullough, 150). The study of nature is then, according to Gregory, the best means of cultivating taste ('a good taste and a good Heart commonly go together') and religious understanding, the aim being to produce morally well-formed individuals (ibid., 154)." (ODNB).

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        Coup d'oeil général sur la France, par M. Brion... pour servir d'introduction au tableau analytique et géographique de ce Royaume.

      Paris: Grangé, Guillyn, Desnos, 1765. Quarto, numerous engraved maps and charts (see below); an attractive copy in contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt with crimson morocco label. An innovative eighteenth century atlas founded upon enlightenment principles, combining geographical and social information using novel methods. The atlas is the work of two eminent cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century, Royal geographer Louis Brion de la Tour and Parisian publisher Louis Charles Desnos. A wide range of statistical information - relating to the population, finances, and government of France - is here presented in inter-related charts and maps. The product is an atlas that expands beyond regular geography, so fulfilling the enlightenment ideal of joining diverse streams of knowledge into a lucid whole.The atlas was first published in 1763. This is an example of the significantly expanded later edition of 1766, containing a good number of maps not present in the first edition. New material includes the final section of road maps, tabulated for real-time use by travelers.In this revised edition the atlas is comprised of several discrete parts, each with engraved title pages. A full contents listing as follows:Introductory letterpress: title-page reading 'Coup d'oeil général sur la France', [16][4]pp.'Tableau analytique de la France...' engraved title, 33 plates (one large folding, remainder double-page).'Le petit Neptune François' engraved title, 3 double page plates of coastal districts, followed by large folding map captioned "La France divisée en ses LVIII provinces"'L'indicateur fidéle ou Guide de Voyageurs' engraved title, double-page ornamental dedication to Cassini de Thury, followed by 19 maps and charts; followed by letterpress prospectus and both alphabetic place names supplements (paginated 8,10pp.). Some preliminary foxing.

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        Histoire des révolutions de Florence, sous les Médicis

      French Edition, translated from the Italian by Réquier.Bound in full calf marbled brown vintage. back smooth decorated. Nice copy. Chez Musier fils à Paris 1765 in-12 (9x16,8cm) (2) xviij, 444pp. et 430pp. et 342pp. (6) 3 volumes reliés

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        Neueröffnete mathematische Werck-Schule oder gründliche Anweisung wie die mathematische Instrumenten nicht allein schiklich und recht zu gebrauchen, sondern auch auf die beste und accurateste Art zu verfertigen, zu probiren und allezeit in gutem Stande zu erhalten sind.

      bey George Peter Monath, Nürnberg 1765 - Aus dem französischen übersezet und bey dieser fünften Auflage um vieles verbessert , vermehret, und mit Kupfern versehen., 432, 48, 176 S. 3 Teile in einem Band. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Titelkuper u. 30, 12, 20 gefaltenen Kupfertafeln. Fünfte und letzte Ausgabe der erstmals 1712 erschienen Werck-Schule, einem bedeutenden Werk zur Instrumentenkunde. - Überzugpapier und Vorsätze erneuert, Rücken etwas berieben. Seiten am Anfang und Ende mit leichten Feuchtigkeitsspuren, im hinteren Teil am unteren Rand schwach wasserrandig, Tafeln von Teil III etwas stärker betroffen. Gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The constitution of the Loyal and Friendly Society of the Blue and Orange.

      Manuscript* on paper, 4to., on 11 written-up pages, written in a calligraphic hand in red, blue and black inks, numerous blank leaves, the paper watermarked 'LVG', bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked and spine lettered gilt. In very good state of preservationPublisher: Year: [1765]Edition:

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        Mappe Monde ou Globe Terreste. Dresser sur les Nouvelles Observation de mrs. de l`academie Royale des Sciences et sur les Memoires les plus recents. Grenzkolorierter Kupferstich aus: Geographie moderne.

      Paris, Mondhare, 1765 - Ungewöhnliche Weltkarte mit dem Versuch die wichtigsten Entdeckungen bis Mitte des 18. Jaherhunderts zu bearbeiten. - Dargestellt wird die Welt in zwei Hemisphären eingerahmt in einer schützenden Mauer. Am unteren Rand Allegorien und Kartusche mit Erklärungen zu Louis Antoine de Bougainville und James Cook Seereisen. In der Karte selbst die Einzeichnungen der Reisen der beiden Seefahrer. - Leicht gebräunt. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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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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        EXCERPTA QUAEDAM E NEWTONI PRINCIPIIS PHILOSOPHIAE NATURALIS, CUM NOTIS VARIORUM

      Cambridge, J. Betham, et al., 1765.. FIRST EDITION 1765, edited by John Jebb, Robert Thorp, and George Wollaston. 4to, approximately 275 x 200 mm, 10¾ x 8 inches, Latin text, 12 engraved plates, 11 folding, plate 10 sightly damaged and laid down on modern paper, full page but no longer folding, inner margin excised, no loss to image, pages: ix, List of Subscribers, [1], Corrigenda, [1]-180, rebound in modern burgundy morocco with matching cloth boards, gilt title and date to spine, modern cream endpapers, all edges untrimmed as issued. Title page slightly dusty and some pale stains to edges, 1 inch closed tear repaired to outer margin on blank verso, not affecting text, tip of top corner neatly repaired, 1 folding plate has closed tear to fold just running into image neatly repaired on blank verso, many margin edges slightly dusty, 2 pages and inner margin of 1 plate have a small pale brown mark, see attached image, a few inner margins have a little binder's glue visible, 1 inner margin has a pale brown narrow stain, last 2 plates with pale stain to outer top corner, occasional small brown spots, a good working copy only. See: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Grace K. Babson Collection of Sir Isaac Newton, page 13, No. [15]; Peter and Ruth Wallis, Newton and Newtoniana 1672-1975, page 15, No. 20; G.J. Gray, Sir Isaac Newton A Bibliography, page 15, No. 20; ESTC T18652. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Persei; or, Secret Memoirs for a History of Persia. Translated from the French.

      Dublin: printed by and for George Faulkner. 1765 / 1780 97, 198-199, 100-101, 202-203, 104-105, 206-207, 108-109, 210-211, 112-113, 214-214, 116-117, 218-219, 120-226, [4] Key, [2]pp ads. 12mo. Some browning. BOUND WITH: (BECKFORD, William)Biographical Memoirs of Extraordinary Painters. printed for J. Robson. [4], 158, [2]pp errata. 8vo. A good clean copy. Two volumes in one bound in full contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated spine; a little rubbed, sl. cracks to upper hinge. From the library at Easton Neston with the armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Hesketh.The Persei: ESTC T131211, first published in London in 1745. Variously attributed to Antoine Picquet and a Madame de Vieux-Maisons. A satire on contemporary events in France, with references to John Law's Mississippi Scheme for speculative investment bonds. Printed footnotes helpfully identify the pseudonyms and some of the events concealed within the text, and there is also a 4pp Key at the end. Biographical Memoirs: ESTC T62056, the first edition of Beckford's first book, written at the age of twenty as a series of five biographical sketches in which painters and artists as well as schools of painterly taste, are parodied through the means of fictitious and historical characters and places. During the time in which the Memoirs was composed and published, Beckford's home environment was defined by the art collections gathered by his father, and which no doubt provided a wealth of material for his creative imagination.

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        Il bien grischun a sees compratiots. VERY RARE ORIGINAL EDITION FROM 1765!!!

      Squitschau: En glauter Mund, 1765 - 12 pages Extremely rare original edition from 1765 in still a GOOD condition! Handsewn binding tight, Brown stain on outer margin of pp. 1-8, paper otherwise extraordinarily well preserved. rm Gewicht in Gramm: 230 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes Moraux

      Paris - Chez Merlin 1765 - Three volumes of Jean-Francois Marmontel's Contes Moraux. In the original French. Pages 317-320 have been misbound after page 324 to volume I. Illustrated throughout, with twenty three plates across all volumes as well as engraved title pages. Collated, complete. Volume III is the only volume to have a title page with publication details. From the library of Sir Richard Paul Jodrell (1745-1831), a classical scholar and playwright. Jodrell's bookplate is to the front pastedown of all volumes and his signature is to the recto of the front endpapers. Mermontel's Contes Moraux were a famous series. The appreciation forthis workwas due to the delicate finish of the style,but mainly in the graphic and charming pictures of French society under King Louis XV. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, very smart with small amount of rubbing to the head and tail of spines. Minor rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Handling marks to boards. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown of all volumes, Sir Richard Paul Jodrell. His signature to the recto of front endpapers to all volumes. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with light scattered spots throughout. Frequent marginal annotations and some notes to endpapers by prior owner, light and not affecting text. Small ink spills to page 313-16 to volume I. Overall:VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      2 parts in one. 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 + [26] p. Copy with red edges bound in full contemporary vellum. 1st edit., 1st issue. A very fine and wellpreserved and clean copy of this famous description of Greenland, and the United Brethren's mission there. Bibl. Danica III, 641. Nuuk 139. Lauridsen II,51. Sabin 17413. Small name and note on flyleaf.

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        Histoire des révolutions de Florence, sous les Médicis

      French Edition, translated from the Italian by Réquier.Bound in full calf marbled brown vintage. back smooth decorated. Nice copy. Chez Musier fils à Paris 1765 in-12 (9x16,8cm) (2) xviij, 444pp. et 430pp. et 342pp. (6) 3 volumes reliés

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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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         La philosophie de l'histoire par feu Mr. l'abbé Bazin.

      Amsterdam, chez Changuion, (Genève, Cramer), 1765, in 8°, de VIII-336pp. 1f. d'errata, cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, tr. rouges, qq. mouillures en marge, bon exemplaire. Véritable édition originale. Elle est peu commune. La Philosophie de l'Histoire ou "les leçons que l'histoire enseigne aux philosophes " écrite pour instruire Madame du Châtelet, deviendra une vaste introduction à "l'Essai sur les moeurs et l'esprit des Nations" dédié à Catherine II de Russie. Publié sous le pseudonyme de Bazin, c'est un ensemble de questions historiques curieuses concernant l'Inde, la Chine, les juifs, les anges, les préjugés populaires, les génies. Il fut condamné et interdit en France dès 1765. ¶ Bengesco n°1164, I.p.334 - Cat. B.N. Voltaire n°3080.

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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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        Traité de la formation méchanique des langues et des principes physiques de l'étymologie.

      Paris, Saillant, Vincent, Desaint, 1765. ____ Première édition. Ouvrage fort précieux pour les étymologistes et très recherché des philologues. Intéressant chapitre sur l'histoire de l'écriture numérale des chiffres. Très bel exemplaire. *****. 2 volumes in-12. Collation : LIX, 489 pp., 9 planches. / IV, 533 pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Traité de la formation mechanique des langues, et des principes physiques de l'étymologie

      Edition orignale Chez Saillant, Vincent, Desaint à Paris 1765 in-12 (9,5x17cm) 2 volumes reliés

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England [with] Supplement to the First Edition; Containing The most material Corrections and Additions in the Second. Four Volumes. Eller 1; Laeuchli 1 and 2

      Printed at the Clarendon Press. First edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian Professorship at Oxford, itself the first legal chair in the English speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone. Early calf, volume one rebacked, the Cullen House copy with its four shelfmarks and the book label of A Milne of Presse in two volumes; the Taussig set. Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1765-69.

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        Designs by Mr R Bentley for six poems by Mr T Gray

      

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        Contes moraux

      First illustrated editionBound in full morocco vintage lemon. back smooth decorated with grotesque scrolls and foliage. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Triple net framing on the boards. gilt edges. 4 corners bumped. 2 discolored as exhibits. Chez Merlin A Paris 1765 In-12 (9,7x16,7cm) (2) xvj, 345pp. et (6) 376pp. et (6) 312pp. 3 tomes en 3 volumes reliés

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        Contes Moraux

      Paris - Chez Merlin, 1765 Book. Hardcover. Three volumes of Jean-Francois Marmontel's Contes Moraux. In the original French. Pages 317-320 have been misbound after page 324 to volume I. Illustrated throughout, with twenty three plates across all volumes as well as engraved title pages. Collated, complete. Volume III is the only volume to have a title page with publication details. From the library of Sir Richard Paul Jodrell (1745-1831), a classical scholar and playwright. Jodrell's bookplate is to the front pastedown of all volumes and his signature is to the recto of the front endpapers. Mermontel's Contes Moraux were a famous series. The appreciation forthis workwas due to the delicate finish of the style,but mainly in the graphic and charming pictures of French society under King Louis XV. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines. Externally, very smart with small amount of rubbing to the head and tail of spines. Minor rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Handling marks to boards. Bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown of all volumes, Sir Richard Paul Jodrell. His signature to the recto of front endpapers to all volumes. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with light scattered spots throughout. Frequent marginal annotations and some notes to endpapers by prior owner, light and not affecting text. Small ink spills to page 313-16 to volume I. Overall:VERY GOOD..

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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. Artificial collection consists of 5 books Dorat containing several works, all illustrated by 21 fine and beautiful figures of Longueuil and Aliamet after Eisen. Beautiful printing on thick paper. We know that Dorat ruined himself for his editions luxueuses.Détail: Letter Zeila ... Geneva and Paris, Bauche, 1766 Statement of the 3rd edition. A figure, a header and a dead lamp Eisen.Réponse Valcour to Zeila ... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1766 First Edition. A figure, a header and a dead lamp Eisen.Lettres verse ... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1766 First Edition. A fontispice (connected by mistake after the title page of Letter Barnevelt) Two header, 3 asses lampe.Lettre of Barnevelt ... Paris, Bauche, 1766 Statement of the 4th edition. The First edition date of 1763 A figure, a header and a dead lamp, all by the Earl of Eisen.Lettre Cominges ... Paris, Sébastien Jorry, 1765 New edition. The original having appeared in 1764, the same publisher. 2 figures, two headers, two asses lampe.Plein Calf scales of time. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title in red morocco. Trimple fillet border on covers. Inner wheel. Gilt edges. Top cap slightly threadbare; a little lack in tail. 2 corners bumped. Higher bit fragile and partly split in mind. Lower jaw split in mind. Binding of good quality, very decorative, but with today defects, still quite légers.Ex libris manuscript: "Library Dufay / M. Thésigny." --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Bauche à Genève & à Paris 1765 In 8 (13,5x21cm) 39 (1bl.) ; 42 ; 51 (1bc.) ; 51 (1bc.) ; 54 (2bc.) relié

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        Les Bonnets, ou Talemik et Zinéra. Histoire moderne traduite de l'Arabe.

      London: Jacques-Francois Quillau, 1765. Duodecimo, contemporary sprinkled calf, flat spine banded in gilt. First edition: a strange Orientalist tale of Talemik and Zinera, royalty of the cosmopolitan Abbasid caliphate which ruled from Baghdad until the city was sacked in 1258.Although the novel itself is a fairly traditional oriental tale, its convoluted introduction shows an ingenious appropriation of the imaginary voyage: broke and unhappy, the narrator has sailed for India to make his fortune, trading iron and glass for money and pearls. Not content with such successful trading, he becomes general of a mercenary army, where he wields great power and further enhances his prestige, so that when he comes to leave he has amassed enough wealth to fill three vessels. Delighted, he decides to return to Europe, but rounding the Cape of Good Hope a vicious storm separates his three vessels and he is forced to abandon his ship. Happily, he soon beaches on a hitherto unknown island which, unusually for the imaginary voyage tradition, he maps relatively precisely at 25º latitude and 30º longitude (actually about one thousand kilometres into the Atlantic ocean from the South American coast, roughly level with Rio de Janeiro).Here, to his unending delight he is not only reunited with his two other ships, but is gifted this manuscript, written in Arabic, and which he believes to be so instructive and forceful that he feels it is the greatest part of his treasure: 'Tandis qu'on vend au Havre les fruits immenses de ma pacotille, je prends la poste, j'arrive à Paris, on m'imprime, & je ne crois pas certainement faire un mauvais présent à l'Europe'. Fine.

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        A Treatise on Domestic Pigeons

      C. Barry and others,, 1765. 21.0 x 12.5 cm. Pp. xvi, 144, frontis and 12 engraved plates. Contemporary 1/2 calf, gilt lettering. Lacking (as commonly), plate of Black Almond Tumbler. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown, upper outer hinge split, extremities rubbed, some plates trimmed on fore margin. This edition was published anonymously but is a re-issue of John Moore's Columbarium published in 1735 with some amendments.. 1st Thus. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

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        Specimen ichthyologicum de Muraena et Ophichtho, . in audit. Horti Botanici, d. 27 Jun. 1789. . Uppsala, Johan Edman, [1789]. 4to. With 2 engraved plates by Ahl, showing 4 different species of Muraena. Disbound.

      - BMC NH, p. 20; Cat. Linnean Soc., p. 761; Dean I, p. 14; not in Krok. First edition of a dissertation on Muraena, a genus of large eels, and Ophichthus, a genus of snake eels, written by Jonas Niclas Ahl (1765-1817) with the prolific Swedish naturalist Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828) as "praeses" (advisor). It contains detailed descriptions of 5 species of Muraena and 6 species of Ophichthus, with some general notes on the genera. Most of the species described are found in the Mediterranean or India. Although the imprint includes no date, the dissertation was defended on 27 June 1789.Plates a bit browned and a small corner torn off page 7/8, not approaching the text. One bifolium has come loose due to the removal of the sewing when the book was disbound. Good copy.

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        Histoire des révolutions de Florence, sous les Médicis

      Chez Musier fils 1765 - - Chez Musier fils, A Paris 1765, in-12 (9x16,8cm), (2) xviij, 444pp. et 430pp. et 342pp. (6), 3 volumes reliés. - Edition originale française, rare, traduit de l'italien par Réquier. La première édition en italien est parue sous le titre : "Istoria delle guerre della republica fiorentina", 1723, Leide. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Bel exemplaire. C'est le Duc de Florence, Cosme II de Médicis qui commanda à Varqui Cette histoire de Florence. Celui-ci était présent dans la ville, lorsque les Médicis furent chassés, puis il vécut à Venise et ailleurs avant d'être rappelé par le Duc. Varqui était proche des Guelphes qui parvinrent à remettre sur le trône les Médicis, et ces derniers le consultèrent souvent dans le combat contre leurs ennemis, les Gibelins qui étaient violemment contre les Médicis. Varqui était donc tout naturellement l'homme de la situation pour écrire cette histoire de la maison des Médicis à Florence, l'histoire des Médicis étant une histoire des révolutions de Florence. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] French Edition, translated from the Italian by Réquier. Bound in full calf marbled brown vintage. back smooth decorated. Nice copy. (2) xviij, 444pp. et 430pp. et 342pp. (6) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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