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

      Mark Baskett, London 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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        Histoire du règne de la Reine Anne d'Angleterre contenant les négociations EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Amsterdam: Chez Marc-Michel Rey|& Arkstée & Merkus, 1765. Fine. Chez Marc-Michel Rey & Arkstée & Merkus, à Amsterdam 1765, in-12 (10x17cm), xxiv ; 416pp., relié. - first edition of the French translation of Eitous this posthumous work of Dr. Jonathan Swift. Contemporary binding in full mottled calf. Back smooth decorated with coffered and gilded finials and a red morocco title piece. Golden roll on turns. All marbled edges. Beautiful copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française d'Eitous de cet ouvrage posthume du docteur Jonathan Swift ; la première édition anglaise étant parue en 1758. Reliure de l'époque en plein veau marbré. Dos lisse orné de caissons et fleurons dorés ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Toutes tranches marbrées. Bel exemplaire. Cette histoire ne contient que les quatre dernières années de la reine Anne. Bien que l'ouvrage soit solidement écrit et pensé, c'est un ouvrage de propagande, l'auteur cherchant à justifier les mesures de Lord Bolingbrooke, nouveau ministre de la reine Anne, contre celles de l'ancien et de ses partisans, Marlborough.  

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        An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne ... with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude

      London: Mark Baskett, 1765. Folio, title, pp. 271-274; disbound yet fine. This Act clarifies the process of paying out prize monies, stipulating that the Commissioners of the Board of Longitude are to pass on the particulars of any individual deemed worthy to the Commissioners of the Navy (who in due course instruct the Naval treasurer to issue a bill of payment). This process is limited to the disbursement of sums up to £2000: greater amounts required parliamentary approval.

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        An Act for rendering more effectual an Act made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne . with regard to the making Experiments of Proposals made for discovering the Longitude

      Mark Baskett, London 1765 - Folio, title, pp. 271-274; disbound yet fine. This Act clarifies the process of paying out prize monies, stipulating that the Commissioners of the Board of Longitude are to pass on the particulars of any individual deemed worthy to the Commissioners of the Navy (who in due course instruct the Naval treasurer to issue a bill of payment). This process is limited to the disbursement of sums up to £2000: greater amounts required parliamentary approval.

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        Reisen oder Anmerkungen verschiedene Theile der Barbarey und der Levante betreffend. Nach der zweyten engländischen Ausgabe ins Deutsche übersezt.

      Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf & Sohn, 1765. - Large 4to. (20), 424, (22) pp. With 20 (4 folding) engr. plates and 12 (8 folding) engr. maps. Later marbled half vellum with ms. title to spine. First German edition, translated by J. H. Merck. "Has been praised by Dibdin and others. It is especially esteemed for its botanical and zoological plates, in addition to the information Shaw imparts on the antiquities, geology and geography of the areas he visited" (Navari, Blackmer). "Cet ouvrage est estimé tant pour ses observations relatives à l'histoire naturelle, que pour son exactitude. L'auteur visita pendant douze ans l'Afrique septentrionale" (Gay). "During the period of his chaplaincy to the English factory at Algiers from 1720 to 1733, Shaw travelled in Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus and through much of North Africa. His work is valuable for its accurate descriptions of antiquities, geography and the natural history specimens he observed" (Aboussouan). Shaw (1694-1751) was professor of Greek at Oxford. The maps show parts of Arabia, the Mediterranean, and the environs of Algiers and Tunis. - Binding somewhat rubbed; some browning throughout due to paper; a large tear to one plate repaired. 1840 ownership "A. Lutz" to flyleaf; armorial bookplate "S. G. Koenig, V.D.M." to pastedown. Later in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Howgego I, S92. Weber II, 501. Gay 391. Röhricht 1352. Tobler 124. Nissen, ZBI 3840. Chatzipanagioti-S. 1028. Cf. Blackmer 1533-1535. Aboussouan 842. Graesse V, 362. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité des couleurs pour la peinture en émail et sur la porcelaine; précédé de l'Art de peindre sur l'émail, et suivi de plusieurs mémoires sur différents sujets intéressants, tels que le travail de la Porcelaine, l'Art du Stuccateur, la manière d'exécuter les Camées & les autres Pierres figurées, le moyen de perfectionner la composition du verre blanc & le travail des Glaces, etc. Ouvrage posthume de M. d'Arclais de Montamy [publié et augmenté par Denis Diderot].

      G. Cavelier, Paris 1765 - In-12, [v] à lij, 287 pp., demi-basane brune marbrée, dos lisse orné de filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre verte, faux-titre, titre (reliure discrètement restaurée). Édition originale. Ouvrage posthume du savant normand Didier Français d'Arclais de Montamy (1702-1765), publié par Diderot avec d'importantes additions de son cru. La première partie expose les procédés et opérations chimiques pour obtenir les différentes couleurs propres à être peintes sur l'émail ; la seconde partie est un recueil de mémoires sur divers sujets concernant la décoration et les beaux-arts : porcelaine, stuc, pierres gravées factices et camées, dorure, glaces et miroirs, etc. (Adams II p. 438, Cioranscu 24046, Tchemerzine-Scheler II, 945). Langue : Français [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journals of the House of Lords

      1765. (PARLIAMENT).Journals of the House of Lords, Volumes XXXI-XXXVII.No place: No publisher, 1765-87.Seven volumes.Rare complete unbound volumes of the Journals of the House of Lords, covering the period of civil unrest in and eventual independence of the former English colonies in America.In 1765, ?"An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties and other Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America, towards further defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing, the same…?" was passed by Parliament, and led to the firing of the first salvos in the struggle for American independence. Soon the House of Lords found itself with ?"Papers from America laid before the House?" and testimony from English merchants whose exports suffered from American boycotts of English goods.Indeed, the entry ?"Papers from America laid before the House?" was one that would be made frequently in the Journals, as Parliament went on to pass the Quartering Act later in 1765, which required the billeting of British troops and led to rioting in New York, followed by the Townshend Acts in 1767, which imposed duties on glass, paints, lead, paper and tea imported into the colonies, and the Coercive Acts in 1774 (known in the U.S. as the Intolerable Acts), meant to quell rebellion at its source in Massachusetts.Although the Journals do not contain verbatim proceedings (such as are found in the Congressional Record), they do contain full texts of resolutions and of messages from and addresses by King George III. The House of Lords wished the American colonies to be a self-supporting a commercial venture, and its bills primarily are concerned with the importation of wheat, rice, corn, oak staves, cotton, tobacco and salted provisions (beef, pork, bacon, butter) without duties attached, and the taxation of exports to the American colonies such as tea. The Stamp Act, which taxed newspapers, customs documents, legal documents and licenses, was passed as a means of recovering the expenses involved in the seven-year French and Indian wars. When the colonials refused to pay the stamp tariffs, the issue became one of the right to impose taxation.In 1774, with the consideration of the Coercive Acts, the entries begin to take on a more political tone, as letters and papers regarding the ?"disturbances in North America?" are considered at length. Also important are the listings of papers relating to North America, in large part letters from governors and military commanders. In November 1774, George III opened a new session of Parliament by stating, ?"It gives Me much Concern that I am obliged, at the Opening of this Parliament, to inform you that a most daring Spirit of Resistance and Disobedience to the Law still unhappily prevails in the Province of The Massachusetts Bay, and has in divers Parts of it broke forth in fresh Violences of a very criminal Nature. These Proceedings have been countenanced and encouraged in other of My Colonies, and unwarrantable Attempts have been made to obstruct the Commerce of this Kingdom by unlawful Combinations.?"Richard Penn, who served for two years as the deputy-governor of Pennsylvania (the colony founded by his grandfather William), was questioned in November 1775 by House of Lords about the current state of unrest. ?"The Colonies, I believe, are inclined to acknowledge the Imperial Authority of Great Britain, but not in Taxation,?" noted Penn. In a last ditch effort to stem rebellion in the colonies, at the close of 1775 the House began its consideration of ?"An Act to prohibit all Trade and Intercourse with the Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania [sic], The Three lower Counties on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, during the Continuance of the present Rebellion within the said Colonies respectively,?" an act which was passed the following year.The Journals provide a fascinating timeline of the English response to the American uprising. Of great importance are the verbatim dissents, the vast majority of which are regarding American issues, evidence that the House of Lords was not merely an instrument of the sovereign, but was indeed concerned with the well-being of the inhabitants of the colonies: ?"Because we cannot, as Englishmen, as Christians, or as Men of common Humanity, consent to the Prosecution of a cruel Civil War, so little supported by Justice, and so very fatal in its necessary Consequences, as that which is now waging against our Brethren and Fellow Subjects in America. We have beheld, with Sorrow and Indignation, Session after Session, and notwithstanding repeated Warnings of the Danger, Attempts made to deprive some Millions of British Subjects of their Trade, their Laws, their Constitution, their mutual Intercourse, and of the very Food which God has given them for their Subsistence,?" one 1775 dissent noted.Dissents aside, the House was loathe to hear pro-American arguments: in February of 1775, it resolved that the pamphlet ?"The present Crisis with respect to America considered,?" printed in London for T. Becket, was libelous and ordered it burnt. (See Adams, American Controversy 75-110 and 75-111.)Despite the unrest in the colonies, the daily work of the House of Lords revolved mainly around bills for name changes, divorces, wrongful arrest, constructing bridges, road works, and the selling of land. As the war for American independence progressed, entries such as ?"Several Papers relating to American Prizes taken by His Majesty?'s Ships; together with a List thereof?" from February 1778 can be found, along with listings of new troops raised by Britain and their expenses, and debate regarding the billeting of Americans refused exit from England during the hostilities.After France signed a treaty with the fledgling United States in March 1778, it was moved ?"That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to desire that His Majesty will be pleased to give Orders, that all His Majesty?'s Ships of War and Land Forces be immediately withdrawn from the Ports and Territories of the Thirteen revolted Provinces, and disposed of in such Manner as His Majesty in his Wisdom shall think best calculated for the Defense of the remaining Parts of the Empire,?" a suggestion which the House of Lords resolved in the negative. In February 1782, it was moved that ?"this House will… resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to enquire into the Causes of the great Loss which the Nation has sustained by the Surrender of the whole Army under the Command of Lieutenant General Earl Cornwallis, at York Town and Gloucester, in the Province of Virginia, as Prisoners of War,?" beginning a series of inquiries into the actions of the British Army and Navy.In March 1782, the House of Lords began deliberation on ?"An Act for the better detaining, and more easy Exchange of American Prisoners brought into Great Britain,?" signaling a move toward recognizing the United States, which occurred in June 1782, with ?"An Act to enable His Majesty to conclude a Peace or Truce with certain Colonies in North America,?" passed by both Houses of Parliament. The final volume offered here opens in November 1783 with consideration of ?"An Act for preventing certain Instruments from being required from Ships belonging to the United States of America, and to give His Majesty, for a limited Time, certain Powers for the better carrying on Trade and Commerce between the Subjects of His Majesty?'s Dominions and the Inhabitants of the said United States.?"Vol. XXXI: 1/10/1765-10/7/1767: 670 pp, published 1/6/1768; additional pp 109, 110, 175, 176, 505, 506, 469, 470. Vol. XXXII: 11/24/1767-9/25/1770; 602 pp, published 5/3/1786.Vol. XXXIII: 11/13/1770-11/23/1773; 704 pp, published 7/7/1794.Vol. XXXIV: 1/13/1774-10/15/1776; 756 pp, published 12/8/1797.Vol. XXXV: 10/30/1776-10/7/1779; 820 pp, published 12/29/1797.Vol. XXXVI: 11/25/1779-10/16/1783; 734 pp, published 2/30/1808. Vol. XXXVII: 11/11/1783-10/16/1787; 764 pp, published 4/13/1808.Scattered light foxing, embrowning, closed tears, slight water staining, animal footprints, as to be expected of unbound folio pages of this era. Very rare and desirable.

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        The II.d Edition of Genteel Household Furniture in the Present Taste with an addition of several Articles never before Executed, by a Society of Upholsterers, Cabinet-Makers, &c. containing upwards of 350 Designs on 120 Copper Plates

      Printed for Robert Sayer, London 1765 - (9 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches). Engraved title, 120 engraved plates. Expertly bound to style in full period calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, red morocco lettering piece Provenance: early owner's signature on title A very rare 18th century English pattern book. The title continues: "Consisting of China, Breakfast, Side-board, Dressing, Toilet, Card, Writing, Claw, Library, Slab and Night Tables, Chairs, Couches, Burjairs, French, Dressing and Corner Stools, Cabinets, Commodes, China Shelves and Cases, Trays, Chests, Stands for Candles, Tea Kettles, Pedestals, Stair-case, Lights, Bureaus, Beds, Ornamental Bed Posts, Corniches, Brackets, Fire-Screens, Desk & Book Cases, Clock Cases, Frames for Glasses, Sconce & Chimney-pieces, Terms, Girandoles, Lantorns, Chandeliers, Piers, Fretts, Fenders, Balconys, Signs * overdoors with variety of designs for Founders Brass-work, &c. & c." Originally published 1760 with 60 plates; the present second edition contains120 plates. Robert Manwaring may have contributed most of the designs for chairs; the first 28 plates were reprinted in 1766 in Robert Manwarings Chair-makers guide. Other designs have been attributed to Thomas Johnson, Ince & Mayhew, Thomas Chippendale, and perhaps Matthias Darley. It has been stated that the designs are for mostly plain and modest looking furniture; Christopher Gilbert has suggested that their publication may have been directed at practicing craftsmen rather than prospective clients. NUC locates one copy in America; not in BLESTC. White, pp. 47-48; Ward-Jackson, pp. 51-52. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection des lettres sur les miracles, écrites à Genève et à Neufchatel par Mr le Proposant Théro, Monsieur Covelle [i. e. Voltaire], Monsieur Néedham, Mr Beaudinet, & Mr de Montmolin, etc.,

      [Neufchatel] 1765. - 8°. 232 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Rückensch. Ecken bestoßen. Haupttitelbl. fehlt. Teile d. Haupttitels wurden auf das Vortitelbl. mont. EA Bengesco II, 156, 714; Querard III, 262 - Enthält 20 Briefe und Anhänge. Das Werk wurde 1771 auf den Index gesetzt. Es erschien später in `les oeuvres completès` unter dem Titel `Question sur les miracles`. - Contient 20 lettres et des pieces annexes. Selon Grimm, un jeune etudiant en theologie reformee (Voltaire) proposa au digne professeur de theologie de Geneve, le pasteur Claparede, quelques questions sur les miracles. Les lettres furent publiees isolement sous divers pseudonymes. L`ouvr.sera repris dans les oeuvres sous le titre "Questions sur les miracles".Scandaleux, l`ouvrage fut place a l`index en 1771. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection des lettres sur les miracles, ecrites a Geneve et a Neufchatel par Mr le Proposant Thero, Monsieur Covelle [i. e. Voltaire], Monsieur Needham, Mr Beaudinet, & Mr de Montmolin, etc.

      [Neufchatel] 1765.. 8°. 232 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Rückensch. Ecken bestoßen. Haupttitelbl. fehlt. Teile d. Haupttitels wurden auf das Vortitelbl. mont. EA. Bengesco II, 156, 714; Querard III, 262 - Enthält 20 Briefe und Anhänge. Das Werk wurde 1771 auf den Index gesetzt. Es erschien später in 'les oeuvres completes' unter dem Titel 'Question sur les miracles'. - Contient 20 lettres et des pieces annexes. Selon Grimm, un jeune etudiant en theologie reformee (Voltaire) proposa au digne professeur de theologie de Geneve, le pasteur Claparede, quelques questions sur les miracles. Les lettres furent publiees isolement sous divers pseudonymes. L'ouvr.sera repris dans les oeuvres sous le titre "Questions sur les miracles".Scandaleux, l'ouvrage fut place a l'index en 1771.

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        Miniaturporträt Kants, verso vom Künstler signiert ("Springer Pinx. 1765").

      [Königsberg], "1765".. Ovale Miniatur des großen Philosophen in Stutzperücke, gekleidet in ein braunes Wams (die Knöpfe mit Sternornament), Krawatte und Jabot. Gouache und Aquarell auf Pergament, ca. 85 x 73 mm, hinter Glas in zeitgenössischem vergoldetem Holzrahmen.. Langverschollene Miniatur Immanuel Kants, ursprünglich im Besitz des österreichischen Kantianers Wenzel Gottfried Graf von Purgstall (1773-1812), der den Philosophen persönlich kennenlernte und das Porträt 1794 bei einem Besuch in Königsberg erwarb. Das Bildnis gleicht bis in Details den bekannten Miniaturen Carle Vernets (1758-1836), deren Entstehungszeit mit ca. 1792/1795 angesetzt wird (vor dem Krieg Nachweise in der Altertumsgesellschaft Prussia und im Berliner Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum - heute Bode-Museum) und die möglicherweise sogar zum Teil Kopien nach dem vorliegenden darstellen. Vernets Fassung diente anschließend zahlreichen Stichen als Vorlage. - Rätsel gibt die unproblematisch zu lesende Datierung auf: Bereits Ferdinand Weinhandl hat für die vorliegende Miniatur, die er im Spetember 1941 auf Schloß Hainfeld (bei Feldbach, Steiermark) beim damaligen Besitzer, dem Frhrn. von Hammer-Purgstall, besichtigte, das Entstehungsjahr 1765 ausgeschlossen. Das Bildnis zeigt Kant eher sechzig- denn vierzigjährig, mit bereits durch Zahnverlust geschrumpftem Unterkiefer, auch kann der 1760 geborene Königsberger Miniaturist Friedrich Wilhelm Springer (gest. 1805; vgl. Thieme/B.) Kant unmöglich 1765 gemalt haben. "Ein anderer Maler desselben Namens läßt sich aber [...] weder in Königsberg noch sonstwo für jene Zeit nachweisen" (Weinhandl, S. 327). Der Frankfurter Anatom Hans Schreiber stellte für das Springer-Porträt eine "sehr viel lebhaftere [Hautspannung und Durchblutung] als bei den Vernet'schen Bildern" fest (S. 326), doch ist es freilich denkbar, dass Springer "Kant zur selben Zeit wie Vernet, nur jugendlicher gemalt habe" (S. 327). Unzweifelhaft datiert das Bild noch aus Kants Lebenszeit, sicherlich der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts, wenn auch nicht eben 1765 (womit es sogar dem frühesten bekannten Porträt, dem Becker-Gemälde - nicht nach 1768 - vorausginge). Abgesehen von einem verschollenen Bildnis durch Fr. W. Senewaldt (datiert 1786) scheinen die allermeisten zu Kants Lebzeiten entstandenen Miniaturporträts auf Vernets Vorlage zurückzugehen, möglicherweise auch - durch dessen Vermittlung - auf das vorliegende Werk. - Kant-Ikonographie der Kant-Forschungsstelle Mainz, Nr. 71 (mit schwarz-weißer Abb.). F. Weinhandl, "Mitteilungen. Zur erstmaligen Veröffentlichung der bisher unbekannten Kant-Miniatur von Springer, aus dem Besitz des Barons Heinrich von Hammer-Purgstall, Schloß Hainfeld/Steiermark", in: Kant-Studien 42 (1942/43), S. 325-327 (mit Farbabb.). Vgl. Art. "Purgstall, Gottfried Wenzel", in: ADB XXVI, 715-717. Zu Springer vgl. Thieme/B. XXXI, 411; AKL 00207954. Schidlof, The miniature in Europe, s. v. Benezit, Dictionnaire des peintres, s. v.

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        Eigenh. Manuskript.

      O. O. u. D. - 10 SS. 4to. Genäht. "Beschreibung der Pest in Athen aus dem 6ten Buche des Lukrez". - Nach einer humanistischen Schulbildung studierte Knebel Jura in Halle und trat 1765 in das Regiment des Prinzen von Preußen in Potsdam ein. 1773 quittierte er den Militärdienst und wirkte 1774-80 als Erzieher der Prinzen Constantin und Karl August in Weimar. 1774 lernte er Goethe kennen; er war einer der ersten engen Freunde Goethes in Weimar und wurde von diesem als "Urfreund" bezeichnet. Seit 1780 lebte er, inzwischen Major, aber ohne dienstliche Verpflichtungen, abwechselnd in Ansbach, Jena und Weimar, nach der Heirat mit der Sängerin Luise von Rudorf in Ilmenau und seit 1805 endgültig in Jena. Knebel übersetzte aus dem Lateinischen und Italienischen, übertrug u.a. "Die Natur der Dinge" von Lukrez, und verfasste Gedichte sowie Epigramme, darunter "Lebensblüthen" (1826).

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        Oeuvres de Moliere

      AAmsterdamet|A Leipzig: Arkstée & Merkus, 1765. Fine. Arkstée & Merkus, AAmsterdamet A Leipzig 1765, Pet. in-12 (8,3x14,6cm), 6 tomes en 6 Vol. reliés. - New edition Bound in full morocco with long grains Navy circa 1890 Bradel kind. Smooth spine richly decorated with rockeries irons mirror. Title, volume number and golden time. Small internal defects (few bites, small papers gaps in the margins of some leaflets ...). Very nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, la première édition collective complète ayant paru en 1682. Edition augmentée de la vie de Molière et des remarques de Voltaire, qui paraissent ici pour la première fois. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Elle est très joliment illustrée d'une vignette de titre de Frankendaal répétée sur les 3 premiers tomes, d'un portrait de Punt et de 33 figures gravées par Punt. Elles sont toutes légendées du nom de la pièce qu'elles illustrent, et portent parfois la date de 1738, puisqu'elles sont la réduction des figures de Boucher parue dans la célèbre édition de 1734 (On y retrouve par ailleurs l'avertissement de cette dernière édition). Reliure en plein maroquin à grains longs marine circa 1890 type Bradel. Dos lisse richement orné de fers rocailles en miroir. Titre, tomaison et date dorés. Petits défauts intérieurs (Rares piqûres, petits manques de papiers en marge de certains feuillets...). Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi, dans une reliure de maître non signée.

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        Johann Hübners neu-vermehrtes und verbessertes Reales Staats-Zeitungs- und Conversations-Lexicon, Darinnen sowohl Die Religionen und geistlichen Orden, die Reiche und Staaten, Meere, Seen, Inseln, Flüsse, Städte, Festungen, Schlösser, Häfen, Berge, Vorgebürge, Pässe und Wälder, die Linien Deutscher hoher Häuser, die in verschiedenen Ländern übliche so geistliche als weltliche Ritter-Orden, Mapen, Reichs-Täge, gelehrte Societaeten, Gerichte, Civil- und Militair-Chargen zu Wasser und zu Lande, und der Unterscheid der Meilen, vornehmsten Münzen, Maaß und Gewichte, die zu der Kriegs-Bau-Kunst, Artillerie, Feld.Lägern, Schlacht-Ordnungen, Belagerungen, Schiffahrten, Unterscheid der Schiffe, und der dazu gehörigen Sachen gebräuchlichen Benennunge

      - Baders, Regensburg, 1765. 12 Bl., 1280 Seiten, 28 Bl. Register, mit 1 in Kupfer gestoch. Frontispiz und 9 (statt) gefalt. Kupfertafeln, original Permagent mit Blindprägung und 5 Schmuckbünden (etwas fleckig und bestoßen/alter Namensstempel auf Vorsatz und Vorwort) - gutes Exemplar -

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        Specimen Italiae reformatae sive observata quaedam ad historiam Renati in Italia tempore reformationis evangelii, una cum syllabo reformatorum italorum.

      apud Johannem Le Mair et Corn. Van Hoogeveen jun.,, Lugduni Batavorum, 1765 - [UNITO A]: Vesperae Vadenses sive diatribae theologico-philologicae de hyperbolis ec Scriptura Sacra eliminandis [.], Trajecti ad Rhenum, apud Gysbartum a Paddenburg, 1727. - 2 volumi in 1 in-4° (cm. 19,3), legatura in m. pergamena coeva con titoli ms. al dorso, pp. [4] XXXVIII [2] 164 [2] 165-354; [8] 203 [5] in buono stato, vignetta calcografica al frontespizio bicromo, testatina calcografica alla dedicatoria, alcuni fregi; leggera rifilatura. Prima edizione postuma di un saggio fondamentale sul protestantesimo italiano del Gerdesio (1698-1765), appassionato difensore della libertà di coscienza. «Scopo dell?opera era il ritorno alla coltivazione della memoria e la lotta all?oblio di questi credenti in quanto italiani» [E. Fiume. Il calvinismo italiano da G. Zanchi a F. Turrettini]. Contiene ampie biografie. Legata insieme la sua antecedente prima edizione di Vesperae Vadenses. Esemplare molto buono.

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        The Traveller, or a Prospect of Society. A Poem. Inscribed to the Rev. Mr. Henry Goldsmith.

      - London: J. Newberry, 1765. 4to, modern full polished calf by Bedford, triple gilt rules and fleurons, gilt panelled backstrip with six raised bands and green morocco labels, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Minor sunning and wear to extremities. Neat paper repairs to three pages including the half-title. Final ad leaf present. First published edition of GoldsmithÕs first poem and the first work with his name as author. FleemanÕs third or fourth state with a variant half-title (possibly inserted), preceded only by two trial editions known in a total of three copies, which have variant forms of dedication to the authorÕs brother. Samuel Johnson, who contributed nine lines to the poem, praised it publicly and secured GoldsmithÕs new literary celebrity. Fleeman 64.12GT/1c, Rothschild 1024, Tinker 1101, Sterling 399. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des Lechrains zweyter Band: Urkunden enthaltend.

      - [Munchen, c. 1765], in-folio, brossura muta coeva (lievi difetti), pp. [28], 568. Esemplare a pieni margini. Dovrebbe trattarsi dell'unico volume pubblicato di questa storia della regione del Lechrain: anche nelle biblioteche tedesche abbiamo rintracciato solo questo. Non censito in ICCU. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Moliere

      à Amsterdam|& à Leipzig: Chez Arkstée & Merkus, 1765. Fine. Chez Arkstée & Merkus, à Amsterdam & à Leipzig 1765, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. pet. in 12 (8,5x15,5cm), xciv, 254pp. et 336pp. et 392pp. et 356pp. et 364pp. et 402pp., relié. - New edition, the first collected edition complete with published in 1682. Edition plus the life of Molière and Voltaire remarks, which appear here for the first time. Title pages in red and black. It is beautifully illustrated with a frontispiece Frankendaal, a portrait of Punt and 33 figures by Punt. They are all captioned the name of the piece they illustrate, and sometimes bear the date 1740, since they are reducing figures Boucher appeared in the famous edition of 1734. Half red morocco with corners late nineteenth. Binding unsigned master. Back tooled raised. Date tail. Nets on the boards. Golden heads. Menus friction on the boards. 2 corners a little crushed in Volume V. Lovely copy, well established, well fine text. Copy uncut, with some differences in size between the sheets. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, la première édition collective complète ayant paru en 1682. Edition augmentée de la vie de Molière et des remarques de Voltaire, qui paraissent ici pour la première fois. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Elle est très joliment illustrée d'un frontispice de Frankendaal, d'un portrait de Punt et de 33 figures par Punt. Elles sont toutes légendées du nom de la pièce qu'elles illustrent, et portent parfois la date de 1740, puisqu'elles sont la réduction des figures de Boucher parue dans la célèbre édition de 1734. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge à coins fin XIXe. Reliure de maître non signée. Dos à nerfs orné. Date en queue. Filets sur les plats. Têtes dorées. Menus frottements sur les plats. 2 coins un peu écrasés au tome V. Charmant exemplaire, parfaitement établi, au texte bien frais. Exemplaire non rogné, comportant quelques différences de taille entre les feuillets.

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        TRAITÉ DE LA CULTURE DE DIFFÉRENTES FLEURS: Des Narcisses, Des Girofliers, Des Tubereuses, Des Anémones, De La Jacinthe, Des Jonquilles, Des Iris, Des Lis & De Amaranthes.

      Paris: Chez Saugrain, jeune: , 1765. Paris: Chez Saugrain, jeune 1765. First edition. A scarce treatise of interest to florists and cultivators. Separate chapters are devoted to each of the nine popular flowers cited in the title. The author was born in Beauce and also wrote a book on taxation published in 1768. No copies in OCLC, nor in BNF, but there are copies in regional French libraries. Musset-Pathay 1867. 12mo (16.5 x 9.8 cm); (iv) + 316 + (iv) pp.with decorative text ornaments. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt decorated spine panels and gilt lettering piece on spine, scuffed, chipped and worn at spine ends, older paper shelving label in bottom spine panel; marbled end papers, faint damping stain on small portion of upper margins of first chapter, contemporary ink margin note on one page.

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        Diccionario portuguez das plantas, arbustos, matas, arvores, animaes quadrupedes, e reptis, aves, peixes, mariscos, insectos, gomas, metaes, pedras, terras, mineraes, &c.?

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Miguel Manescal da Costa, 1765. - Woodcut vignette on title-page, woodcut headpiece, tailpiece and initials. (8 ll.), 600 pp. 8°, late eighteenth-century or early nineteenth-century tree sheep (repairs to head of spine; corners worn, especially lower outer ones, beginning to split at front cover near foot of spine; other minor binding wear), spine with gilt fillets and slightly raised bands in five compartments, crimson morocco lettering piece, gilt letter, marbled endleaves. Internally very good to fine. Overall in good to very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION, second issue, with licences dated 9 to 17 July 1765 on preliminary leaf *8 recto, and the catchword added to leaf *7 verso. The work is aimed at the layman who can read no languages except Portuguese, but it also gives information on the medicinal uses of plants, for the benefit of doctors and pharmacists. A second edition appeared in Lisbon, 1817.A great many of the entries are about plants, animals, and minerals that are found exclusively in Portuguese and Spanish overseas possessions (Brazil, the Americas, Africa, the Orient); many other entries mention special varieties of the item that are found in those areas. Of the more than 220 examples of this, some are fairly well known: cacao (p. 107), coca (p. 173), the giraffe (p. 267), and tobacco (p. 538). Most of the descriptions, however, are of flora and fauna considerably more obscure, such as the @aguila, a plant from Indochina (p.14), the @angelim, a tree found in America (p. 42), the @areca, a bird of the East Indies, the @burro de mato, an Ethiopian animal (p. 103), the @nambu, a Brazilian bird (p. 376), and the @tamendua, an animal of Brazil (p. 545).Monteiro de Carvalho is not an extremely critical writer, though he does refuse to believe in centaurs, even on the word of St. Jerome (p. 154), or in the phoenix (p. 439). On the other hand, he admits without any doubts the cameloleopard (which he carefully distinguishes from the giraffe; p. 120) and the @peixe mulher (p. 428).Monteiro de Carvalho, described in the licenses as @capitão engenheiro, also wrote a work on comets, published in Lisbon, (1744).---- Innocêncio V, 75 (apparently never having seen the book, calling it a 12º in two volumes); XIII, 145 (Brito Aranha also appears never to have seen a copy, but cites his friend, Dr. José Carlos Lopes, whose copy was said to contain 16 unnumbered pp., followed by 600 pp.). JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 765/1. Not in Borba de Moraes (1983), despite numerous references to Brazil. Colmeiro, @Botánica y botánicos 423 and 546 @bis (both listing without collations). See also Lisbon, Faculdade de Medicina, @Catálogo da colecção portuguesa I, 63 (with collation of [8 ll.], 600 pp.); Pires de Lima, @Catálogo da Bibliotheca da Escola Medico-Cirurgica do Porto 864 (the 1817 edition only); and Pritzel 1568 (giving collation as xiv, 600 pp.). Not in Honeyman or Stiftung für Botanik catalogues. Not in Welsh or @Greenlee Catalogue. Not in Azevedo-Samodães, Ameal or Palha. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 182930367 (Natural History Museum-London); 13533481 (Newberry Library). Porbase locates three copies: Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical, and Biblioteca Municipal de Elvas, without distinguishing the issue points. Copac repeats Natural History Museum. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Topographical Plan of that part of the Indian Country.

      Philadelphia 1765 - Published: Philadelphia, 1765 Medium: Line Engraving Dimensions: Paper size: 17 x 30 3/4 inches; frame size: 28 3/8 x 32 1/4 inches. A Topographical Plan of that part of the Indian Country through which the Army under the Command of Colonel Bouquet marched in the Year 1764 containing ¿A map of the country of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, showing the situation of the Indian towns with respect to the army under the command of Colonel Bouquet¿ A Topographical Plan of that part of the Indian Country. . . is one of the most attractive maps on a small scale engraved in the eighteenth century. It is important for two reasons - the map is a visual testament to the significance of personal observation in the recording of Ohio¿s geographic data and, more crucially, the map served in large part as the basis for Hutchins¿s greatest work A new Map of the Western Parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina. . . It is a compilation of geographical information that is far above the average of the day, embodying as it does the information furnished by an engineer in the field and one who was in a position to draw his map with authority and conviction. Thomas Hutchins¿s dual map, published in 1765, represents a composite picture of the country through which Colonel Bouquet marched in 1764. The location of the sixteen campsites established by Bouquet during the march are shown along the top portion of the map, while a general map showing the land between the Ohio and Muskingum rivers fills the main portion, elaborately contained within beautiful baroque framing lines.

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        Le Duelliste blesse" originale Kupferradierung ca.40x33cm (Darstellung/image size) von Anton Tischler nach einem Gemälde von Dou; unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet; Trattner Wien 1765

      - Bütten (49x37cm) mit alten, geglätteten Quetsch- und Knitterfalten und an den Rändern stockfleckig.Das seltene wie großformatige Blatt in einem durchaus sammel- wie rahmungswürdigen Zustand.

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        Observations sur l'architecture

      1765. relié. DeCollection. La Haye, 1765. In-12 (17 x 10 cm) reliure plein veau tacheté du temps, dos lisse à caissons dorés et pièce de titre bordeaux, tranches tachetées, xvj p., 326 p. Manque la coiffe inférieure ; mors supérieur partiellement ouvert, coins usés. Marc-Antoine Laugier (1713-1769) est un théoricien de l'architecture français du XVIIIe siècle. Jésuite, ses prédications à Saint Sulpice plaisent au roi et lui valent sa notoriété. En 1752, Laugier écrit la première édition de l'Essai sur l'architecture, publié anonymement un an plus tard. Il quitte son ordre en 1755 à la suite d'une affaire de sermons ouvertement critiques prononcés devant le roi à Versailles en 1754. Entre 1759 et 1768, il publie une Histoire de la République de Venise. C'est en 1755 que la deuxième édition de l'ouvrage qui le rendra connu est publié: Essai sur l'architecture devient une référence en matière d'architecture religieuse ; ainsi Marc-Antoine Laugier est appelé par l'évêque d'Amiens pour aider à la décoration du chœur de la cathédrale. Il entre alors chez les Bénédictins à Paris, avec l'autorisation du Pape, où il devient homme de lettres. Ce sera le théoricien le plus influent de l'architecture néoclassique, et son ouvrage sur l'architecture sera traduit en anglais et en allemand.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford: Clarendon Press,, 1765. 4 volumes, quarto (260 × 200 mm). Bound in contemporary tree calf, skilfully rebacked to style, titles to spines gilt on red and green morocco labels, spines decorated gilt, new endpapers, gilt rules to boards. 2 engraved tables (1 folding) in Vol. II. Ownership signature to title page of Vol. IV. Corners restored, some light foxing and faint staining to contents. An excellent set, beautifully bound. First edition of the most influential law book ever published. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history … Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation... He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful" (PMM).

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1765-1769.. Four volumes: [4],iii,[4],473; [8],520,xix; [8],455,[1],xxvii; [8],436,vii,[40]pp. plus the "Table of Consanguinity" and "Table of Descents" (folding) bound into second volume. Without the eight-page "Supplement to the First Edition," which was issued later and is generally absent in earlier copies. Quarto. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, preserving original gilt morocco spine labels. Moderate wear to boards. Two bookplates on each front pastedown. Contemporary ink inscription on verso of flyleaf in first volume, two leaves bound upside down in second volume, light occasional foxing, a few marginal notes in a contemporary hand. Very good. A handsome set of the first edition of this cornerstone work on English laws, which had an undeniable influence on the course of jurisprudence in the United States. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history....Until the COMMENTARIES, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine; nothing but trouble, even danger, was to be expected from contact with it. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation....If the English constitution survived the troubles of the next century, it was because the law had gained a new popular respect, and this was due in part to the enormous success of Blackstone's work" - PMM. Blackstone's work was immediately influential and successful - it was reprinted a dozen times in England over the ensuing two decades, and translated into French, German, Italian, and Russian. Robert Bell produced the first American edition in Philadelphia in 1771-1772. With the bookplate of the Earls Waldegrave, English statesmen and soldiers. This was probably acquired by either the 3rd or 4th Earl. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 212. ROTHSCHILD 407. GROLIER CLUB, ENGLISH BOOKS 52.

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        Mémoires turcs ou histoire galante de deux turcs pendant leur séjour en F

      A Francfort: Chez la veuve Knoch & J. G. Eslinger, 1765. Fine. Chez la veuve Knoch & J. G. Eslinger, A Francfort 1765, 2 tomes en un Vol. in-12 (9,5x16,5cm), relié. - New edition after the first edition published in 1743. Rare. Unlisted Cioranescu by giving the 1758 and the 1776 Edition. Full sheepskin brown mottled with age. Back tooled raised. As part of morocco beige. A small hole in the tail. Good copy. In full view of "turqueries" and after Marana, Montesquieu, Godard Aucourt in turn gives its contribution to this curious literary and artistic genre with the story of a Turkish landing in Paris with his beloved slave and confronted the Parisian gallant manners. The first part of the novel is told in the first person, so the restrictive view of a Turkish prince, he is not without humor and kinky situations, the first hundred pages telling the passionate love of the narrator in the turkey form of oriental tale. The second part is an exchange of letters between the narrator and one of his slaves, there it tells the story of his love. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après la première parue en 1743. Rare. Edition non répertoriée par Cioranescu qui donne celle de 1758 et celle de 1776. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque marbrée. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin beige. Un petit trou en queue. Bon exemplaire. En pleine mode des "turqueries", et après Marana, Montesquieu, Godard d'Aucourt donne à son tour sa contribution à ce curieux genre littéraire et artistique par l'histoire d'un turc débarquant à Paris en compagnie de son esclave aimée et confronté aux moeurs parisiennes galantes. La première partie du roman étant raconté à la première personne, et donc du point de vue restrictif d'un prince turc, il n'est pas sans humour et situations libertines, les cent première pages racontant les amours passionnés du narrateur en turquie sous la forme du conte oriental. La seconde partie est un échange de lettres entre le narrateur et une de ses esclaves, ce dernier y conte l'histoire de ses amours.

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        THE RIGHTS OF THE BRITISH COLONIES ASSERTED AND PROVED

      Boston, Printed; London, Reprinted. [1765].. 120pp. Later blue paper wrappers. Very minor foxing and toning. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth folder. First British edition, after the original Boston edition of 1764, of the first major political statement from the American colonies after the end of the French and Indian War, and the opening of the political dispute which ended with American Independence. "The writer, a native of Boston, was one of the first and most influential of the controversialists on the popular side. This piece was read in ms. to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and was published with their knowledge though not by their orders. The Instructions of May, 1764, in the Appendix, were drawn by Samuel Adams....'A very zealous defence of the colonies, tending to prove that...no part of his Majesty's dominions can constitutionally be taxed without their own consent' - MONTHLY REVIEW" - Sabin. "...The RIGHTS is a closely reasoned statement of the constitutional position of the colonies in the single commonwealth that Otis believed the British Empire to be. In it were developed the principles...to which Otis remained faithful while he kept his reason" - DAB. The pamphlet was written in protest against the new Sugar Revenue Act of 1764, the first of the onerous taxes proposed for the American colonies. Otis was the political leader of Massachusetts Bay for much of the 1760s, until his instability of mind overwhelmed him in 1769. "Marks an important stage in the growth of a revolutionary frame of mind and in the history of American constitutionalism" - Bailyn. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 4b. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 64-15b. SABIN 57866. BAILYN, PAMPHLETS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 7. DAB XIV, pp.101-5. ESTC T98780. HOWES O147.

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        Oeuvre de Molière. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de la vie de l'auteur & des remarques historiques et critiques par M. de Voltaire

      1765. relié. DeCollection. A Amsterdam et à Leipzig, Arkste'e & Merkus, 1765. 6 volumes petit in-12 (14 x 8 cm) reliure plein chagrin rouge du temps, dos lisses à décor de caissons dorés et pièces de titres vertes, roulettes sur les plats, filet sur les coupes, dentelles intérieure, doré sur tranches, pages de titre ornées d'une vignette, culs de lampes, planches en taille douce parJ. Punt Delin ; vol. 1 : 3 f., xciv p., 53 p., 7 planches dont deux frontispices - vol. 2 : 2 f., 335 p., 6 pl. - vol. 3 : 2 f., 392 p., 7 pl. - vol. 4 : 2 f., 326 p., 7 pl. - vol. 5 : 2 f., 364 p., 5 pl. - vol. 6 : 2 f., 402 p., 6 pl. Bel ensemble frais avec peu de défauts : petit manque en coiffe supérieure du vol. 2 et inférieur du vol. 4. Ensemble frais avec certains feuillets non coupés.

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        Vida admirable, y penitente de la v. m. sor Sebastiana Josepha de la SS. Trinidad, religiosa de coro, y velo negro en la religiosissimo Convento de señoras religiosas clarisas de san Juan de la penitencia de esta ciudad de Mexico

      Mexico: Imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana 4to (20 cm; 8"). [4] ff., 396 pp., [2] ff., plt.. 1765 Sole edition of this Descalced Franciscan's extensive biography of Sebastiana Josepha de la Santíssima Trinidad (1709–57, née Sebastiana Josefa de Maya), a Poor Clare and native of Mexico. Valdés details her life before entering religious life, her motives for taking the habit, and her life, piety, devotions, achievements, and charities as a nun. He includes quotations from her writings and interestingly details her confessors, who included Father Margil. Her family commissioned the work and paid publication costs. The work is illustrated with => a fine full-page engraving by Jose Morales of the biographee kneeling in devotion before an elegant shrine to the Christ Child in her book-graced cell. A woodcut of the Trinity appears at the top of the dedication page, and there are a few nice initials and head- and tailpieces. Provenance: Gift/ownership inscription in a contemporary hand on front free endpaper: "Para el Religiosissimo Convento de Corpus Chirsti de Mex[i]co que se da en nombre de los Bienechores de esta obra." Evidence of Readership: This is not a volume that was generally annotated; but on p. 104 is evidence that it was => read with careful attention and by someone who was either an eye-witness to events recounted or someone otherwise close to them. This marginal note reads, in our translation: "The author is wrong to say the three 'espanolas' entered on the same afternoon, [and] as he says [elsewhere] there were four and each entered by herself, alone. Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of ties; wormtracks on a number of leaves, often entirely marginal or otherwise missing print but also occasionally costing letters or even a word or two. A nice book, with an old "etiqueta" affirming that it "fue desinfectado para su venta" — not saying from or against what but adding, obviously fruitlessly, that that notice should be destroyed by the buyer!

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        Vida admirable, y penitente de la v. m. sor Sebastiana Josepha de la SS. Trinidad, religiosa de coro, y velo negro en la religiosissimo Convento de señoras religiosas clarisas de san Juan de la penitencia de esta ciudad de Mexico

      Mexico: Imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana 4to (20 cm; 8"). [4] ff., 396 pp., [2] ff., plt.. 1765 Sole edition of this Descalced Franciscan's extensive biography of Sebastiana Josepha de la Santíssima Trinidad (1709?-57, née Sebastiana Josefa de Maya), a Poor Clare and native of Mexico. Valdés details her life before entering religious life, her motives for taking the habit, and her life, piety, devotions, achievements, and charities as a nun. He includes quotations from her writings and interestingly details her confessors, who included Father Margil. Her family commissioned the work and paid publication costs. The work is illustrated with => a fine full-page engraving by Jose Morales of the biographee kneeling in devotion before an elegant shrine to the Christ Child in her book-graced cell. A woodcut of the Trinity appears at the top of the dedication page, and there are a few nice initials and head- and tailpieces. Provenance: Gift/ownership inscription in a contemporary hand on front free endpaper: "Para el Religiosissimo Convento de Corpus Chirsti de Mex[i]co que se da en nombre de los Bienechores de esta obra." Evidence of Readership: This is not a volume that was generally annotated; but on p. 104 is evidence that it was => read with careful attention and by someone who was either an eye-witness to events recounted or someone otherwise close to them. This marginal note reads, in our translation: "The author is wrong to say the three 'espanolas' entered on the same afternoon, [and] as he says [elsewhere] there were four and each entered by herself, alone. Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of ties; wormtracks on a number of leaves, often entirely marginal or otherwise missing print but also occasionally costing letters or even a word or two. A nice book, with an old "etiqueta" affirming that it "fue desinfectado para su venta" — not saying from or against what but adding, obviously fruitlessly, that that notice should be destroyed by the buyer!

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        The School of Fencing,

      London: Printed for S. Hooper,, 1765. with a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions Peculiar to the Art. Landscape folio (277 × 461 mm). Contemporary half calf, rebacked with original spine laid down, green morocco label, marbled sides. Parallel English?-French text. 47 engraved plates after illustrations by James Gwynn, all carefully hand-coloured. Board edges and corners worn, inner hinges reinforced with leather, a few minor marks, including small, light paint spills to a handful of plates, one plate (29) chipped at foot, text not affected, overall a very good copy. First edition in English, the second overall, of one of the most important books on fencing in English, by fencing-master Domenico Angelo (1716-1802), whose School of Arms was the first true fencing academy on British soil. Angelo's L'École d'armes avec l'explication générale des principales attitudes et positions concernant l'escrime was first published with French text only in 1763, by the Dodsleys. It was the most important book to appear on the subject in England since the treatise of Vincentio Saviolo; nor was its influence confined to England, Diderot incorporating the whole work into the Encyclopédie. The book is dedicated to Princes William Henry and Henry Frederic (Domenico was fencing instructor to the royal family), the large expense covered by subscriptions from 236 of Angelo's wealthy clientele who attended his School of Arms in Carlisle House, Soho. It is thought that Angelo was assisted in writing the text by the famous French-English diplomat, spy, transvestite and fencing-master, the Chevalier d'Eon (1728-1810), who shared Angelo's London house for several years. Both Angelo and d'Eon had received their fencing training in Paris from the famous Monsieur Teillagory. The book was reprinted in smaller format with English text only in 1787, and again in 1799, but this larger format first English?-French edition is generally preferred.

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        Abrege de la Police accompagne de Reflexions sur l Accroissement des Villes

      Chez I. Estienne et Fils Hambourg 1765. 2 Bde. in 1 neuerer priv. Kartonband mit rotem Lederrückenschild u. Rundumgolgschnitt Papier leicht gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhalten, beinahe neuwertig 16 Bl., 224, 192 Seiten 20,5 x 13,5 Willebrand entstammte einer in Rostock ansässigen mecklenburgischen Kaufmannsfamilie. Er studierte Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Halle und wurde 1742 zum Dr. jur. promoviert. Nach ausgedehnten Reisen durch Europa wurde er Advokat in Lübeck und heiratete dort. In Lübeck begann er, sich mit der Geschichte der Hanse zu befassen und kann daher als einer der ganz frühen Hansehistoriker angesehen werden. Aufgrund seiner zu dem dänischen Staatsminister Johann Hartwig Ernst von Bernstorff gesuchten Beziehung wurde er 1755 vom Dänischen König zum Justizrat und Mitglied des Pinnebergischen und Altonaer Oberappellationsgericht sowie des Oberkonsistoriums in Glückstadt ernannt. Dies verpflichtete ihn Wohnsitz in Altona zu nehmen. Als Polizeidirektor von Altona (1757-1767) erbat er sich seinen Abschied aufgrund von Reibungen mit Rat und Bürgerschaft der Stadt. Er wurde nunmehr hauptberuflich Schriftsteller im benachbarten Hamburg. 1775/76 erschien sein Hauptwerk Grundriß einer schönen Stadt, in der er Grundsätze einer zweckmäßigen Stadtanlage und Stadtverwaltung entwickelte. Von den übrigen Arbeiten Willebrand's ist zunächst der im J. 1765 verfaßte "Abrege de la Police" zu nennen, ein Handbuch der Polizeiwissenschaft, welches ihm unter anderen Beifallsbezeugungen auch die Anerkennung der Kaiserin Katharina von Rußland eintrug 1 Kupferstich auf Titelblatt.

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        THE JOURNALS OF MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS

      J. Millan, London 1765 - Original full leather binding, 1765, 1st edition, THE JOURNALS OF MAJOR ROBERT ROGERS, published by J. Millan, London. Excursions made by him, in and around the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, other period Indian engagements in the Adirondacks, New England, Colonial America, Detroit forts, Pays d'En Haut, Lower Canada areas, etc. The leader of the famed Rogers Rangers, a special forces forerunner. Gifted in guerilla indian warfare, woodcraft and survival, physical brawn and logic. The only man Washington admitted fearing. Rare volume, in its original full leather binding, light gilt roping on edging still intact, professionally rebacked and conserved, minimal foxing, no stains, very tight. 236 pages, with two page additional advertising. Half title and four page leaves of text replaced and blend in well as shown. Pages are one thru eight in the Journal, plus half title, all else is original and period. All is in excellent, very good or better condition, please see the many photos provided. Exactly as shown, ask any questions, buy accordingly. Guaranteed authentic and genuine, unconditionally. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte des variations de la Boussole et des vents généraux que l'on trouve dans les mers les plus frequentées

      Paris: Dépôt Génerale de la Marine, 1765. Large engraved chart measuring 620 x 930 mm., very good condition. Halley's great dream pursued by Bellin. Mid eighteenth century world map showing magnetic variation through the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.This map represents decades of work by several enlightenment luminaries. The scientific study of magnetic variation was initiated by Edmund Halley and William Dampier, who respectively commanded the first two English scientific voyages and took magnetic bearings at sea. In the early eighteenth century Halley published a world map of compass variations incorporating data from many sources and the map was re-published several times. At this time Halley introduced an important innovation into mapmaking with 'isogonic lines' representing equal magnetic values.However, as magnetic variation remains in constant flux Halley's chart inevitably became obsolete. In 1744 the Royal Society commissioned two of its members, William Mountain and James Dodson, to collate and compile some 50,000 individual magnetical observations gleaned from the logbooks of Royal Navy and East India Company officers. The project was so complex that both men ultimately conceded they did not believe variation came 'under the direction of any one general law'.This French map was prepared by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin and published by the Ministry of the Marine. As one of the pre-eminent geographers of pre-Revolutionary France, Bellin brings Halley's original project up to date to the year 1765. Bellin is remembered for the quality of his work and prodigious output (including the impressive atlases Le Neptune Français of 1735 and the Hydrographie Français of 1756-1765). Among other achievements, Bellin contributed to Diderot's Encyclopédie and was elected a member of the Royal Society in London.

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        Carle Vanloo". Halbfigur nach dreiviertelrechts des Malers (1705 - 1765).

      - Crayonmanier in Rot, sign. "Demarteau" und bezeichnet "Carle Valoo" nach seinem Selbstbildnis, um 1762, 42 x 32,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. IX, S. 48; Andresen, Handbuch, Demarteau 8; Nagler, Demarteau 6 und Vanloo 1. - Ausdrucksstarkes Selbstporträt des französischen Malers Carle van Loo (1705 Nizza - 1765 Paris). - Mit feinem Rändchen um die Einfassungslinie. Sehr aufwendig in alte Waschgoldleiste gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Plan de L'Affaire de Rhinbergue le 12 de Juin 1758. contenant les Mouvemants de l'Armée depuis le 8 jusqu' au 13 de Juin. F.W. de Bawr. Grave Sous la Direction de J. v. Schley, et Publie à La Haye aux Depens de Pierre Gosse junior & Daniel Pinet, 1765.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jacob van der Schley n. Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer b. Pierre Gosse & Daniel Pinet, 1765, 45,5 x 34 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 43. - Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Rees Haffen-Mehr, Sonsbeck, Xanten, Kamp-Lintfort, Rheinberg und Wesel mit Einzeichnungen altkolorierter Truppenstellungen i.J. 1758. - Oben links Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        LA PHILOSOPHIE DE L'HISTOIRE

      Aux dépens de L'auteur 1765 - (12), 380 pp. Signatures *6 A-Y8 Z-Aa6 Bb2. Page 332 misnumbered 232. See pics for the versos of *1-4. Recent brown fullcalf [by Natasha Herman, Redbone Bindery, Amsterdam] in period style, marbled endpapers. Uncut [210*125 mm.]. Paper uneven in most quires and crisp. Some minor browning. No underlinings, notes etc., so a clean copy. 1 copy in KVK [Oldenburg] and NCC [Groningen], 4 in COPAC (Oxford, NLSc, Lambeth Palace and Sheffield) and 1 in BNF (#31604498), mentioning Marc Michel Rey, Amsterdam as the publisher and the number of preliminary pages as VIII. The librarian of Oxford mentions the misnumbering of p. 332, that his publisher information is quoted from BNF, and that the number of introductory pages of his copy is 12 (as in his description, that of Besterman and our copy). Status 2005, recently also the possessions at Institut et Musée Voltaire in Genève and BU Droit Lettres in Caen have been digitalized. The unevenness of the paper (possibly due to the consistent practice of wetting the paper more than usual before and drying it quite quickly after printing) is also seen in 1764 copies of Argenson, Considerations sur le gouvernement (our copy and 2 copies in RUL), of which Rey is stated as publisher on title. Theodore Besterman (Some eighteenth-century Voltaire editions unknown to Bengesco, 3th edition, 1968, p. 71) suggests that this Genève(=Amsterdam) edition may have been the first of all seven 1765-editions found by him and Bengesco. Besterman [1968] 158. Very rare in this edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Miscellanea: Ernestina, storia francese; Il matrimonio per forza, o sia memorie del Co: di Comminge scritte da lui medesimo; Celianna ovvero gli amanti sedotti dalle loro virtù; Il vero amore o sia la storia amorosa d'Irene e Filandro.

      Biasion, Zorzi, Fenzo., Venezia. 1765 - In 16°, m. pelle, pp. LXVII ( Ernestina, storia francese ) + 52 ( Il matrimonio per forza, o sia memorie del Co: di Comminge scritte da lui medesimo ) + 119 (Celianna ovvero gli amanti sedotti dalle loro virtù ) + CXX ( Il vero amore o sia la storia amorosa d'Irene e Filandro ). Tagli rossi. Terzo e quarto front. fig. Il 4° racconto presenta in antip. inc. a tutta pag. Rifilato al marg. sup. Mende alla cop. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tom Jones eller hitte-barnet.

      Skrifvit på engelska. I-IV. Västerås, J. L. Horrn, 1765. 8:o. 184 + 185-368 + 369-536 + 537-744 s. Titelsidorna tryckta i rött och svart. Hfrbd från 1800-talets mitt med senare utförd rik guldornering på ryggen, liksom grön titeletikett och mörkröd nummerskylt samt röda snitt. Svag i inre främre fals. En del lager- och småfläckar. Fuktränder i marginalerna och en bit in i texten, framförallt i del III och IV. Med Gustaf Berndtssons exlibris.. Första svenska upplagan och översatt av Mårten Eklund som undertecknat sitt företal "M. E". Mårten Eklund eller Martin Ekelund skrevs in vid Uppsala universitet 1742 och var medlem av Upplands nation. Han försvarade två dissertationer 1750 och 1751. Han var verksam både som politisk rimsmidare och översättare under 1760-talet. Med dikten "Stormhatten" deltog han i striden kring de Strickerska bröllopsverserna. Eklund har bl.a. översatt markisinnan Lamberts "Afhandling om wänskap" 1768 och Frevilles "Berättelse om de nya uptäckter, som blifwit gjorde i Söderhafwet" 1776

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        Regles Du Jeu Des Passes. Invente Par S.A.S.E. Monseigneur L'Electeur De Baviere. - Regeln des Paßspiels, welches von Sr. Churfürstlichen Durchleucht in Baiern erfunden worden.

      (München), Johann Friedrich Ott 1765.. 51 S. Umschlag d. Zt. 4°.. Seltenes Regelwerk mit deutsch-französischem Paralleltext zu einem modifiziertem "Mail" Spiel, was am ehestem mit dem heutigen Croquet verglichen werden kann. Der bayerische Kurfürst war ein passionierter Spieler, der selbst Regeln entwarf und wie hier vorliegend publizierte. Die Hofgesellschaft amüsierte sich damit im Münchner Hofgarten und vor dem Schloss Schleissheim, das eine mit Linden bepflanzte Mailbahn bis zum Schloss Lustheim aufweisen konnte. Die Bahn existiert nicht mehr, aber die noch heute so benannte Lindenallee legt davon Zeugnis ab. - Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar.

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        El colegio seminario del Arcangel San Miguel de Escornalbou. Manifiesto en los tres estados Padres misioneros. En los casos raros de la misiones

      1765 - With news of missions in Texas and Mexico; the lives of Catholic Priests amongst the Apaches and Talamanca´s. 1765. Barcelona. Imprenta de los Padres Carmelitas Descalzos. In 4to (188 mm x 140 mm). 10 ff. + 448. Later half calf, spine flat, lettered and tooled in gilt, possibly Spanish, 19th century. Some spotting and foxing ink stains to title page; overall good. First edition. An important and virtually unknown Americana; with relevant information on North American tribes as the Apaches and Talamanca´s tribes, and the progress of the missions in Mexico and the United Sates. The work deals with the history and lives of: Antonio Llinas, founder of the Propaganda Fide in Spain and the Indies, and his trips to Mexico; Father Francisco Cassañas, proto-martyr of the United States, who he spent time in missions in Campeche, Queretaro, and died at the hands of the Apaches; Fray Pablo Rebulleda, who died from the Talamanca Indians, and others (Clariana de Reus, Rull de Falset, Lavert, Joseph Costa, Salvador de Boterall). “Obra notable para el studio de las misiones a las Indias Occidentales” (Palau). “Of great value for the history of North America. The book contains the life of Father Francisco Cassañes, the proto-martyr of the Propaganda Fide in North America. He was a native of Barcelona, and in 1690 went on a mission to Texas, and in 1693 proceeded to New Mexico. He died at the hand of the Apache Indians in 1696. Book I. Chapter XXI--II. That the Franciscans were the first missionaries in America. XXIII. On the Progress of the Missions in the Indies. XXIV. That the Franciscans were the first Archbishops and Bishops of the Indies. Book II. Chapters I--XV. Life of Father Antonio Llinas, founder of the Colleges and Seminaries of the Franciscan Propaganda Fide in the Indies, and his travels to and in Mexico. In addition, Book II, contains the life of Father Pablo Rebulleda, a Catalan who was martyred by the Talamanca Indians of the Kingdom of Mexico. Father Rebulleda spent several years in Guatemala. Chapter XII. Contains the life of Father Pedro Pont, missionary to Peru.” Rare, no copies have ever appeared at auction, we could trace only 5 institutional copies in the United States, and 3 in Spain. Not in Sabin. Not in Medina. Not in Leclerc. Palau, 211868. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Meridianus speculae astronomicae Cremifanensis seu longitudo eius geographica per magnum illud solis deliquium, ipsis calendis Aprillis anni 1764 spectatum . et adiectis pluribus aliis spectaculis caelestibus.

      Steyr, Menhardt, 1765. - (24 x 18 cm). (16) 133 S. Mit gestochener Titelvignette und 3 (gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. Lederband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe seiner ersten astronomischen Veröffentlichung. In ihr bestimmt er aus vielen Beobachtungen die bisher falsch angegebene geographische Lage seiner Sternwarte. - Fixlmillner (1721-1791) studierte Mathematik in Salzburg und war ab 1762 Direktor der Sternwarte in Kremsmünster, einer der am bestausgestatteten Einrichtungen im deutschsprachigen Raum. Er "hat wesentliche Verdienste um die Astronomie, seine genauen Beobachtungen des Mercur, welche er sorgfältig aufzeichnete, setzten Lalande in den Stand, seine Mercurtafeln anzufertigen" (Wurzbach). - Vorsätze stockfleckig und mit Wurmspuren. Einband leicht berieben. Rücken gering restauriert, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. - Poggendorff I,756; Kenney 57 (mit Abbildung); Wurzbach IV, 261; nicht bei Houzeau-Lancaster [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Meridianus speculae astronomicae Cremifanensis seu longitudo eius geographica per magnum illud solis deliquium, ipsis calendis aprilis anni M. DCC. LXIV. spectatum, examinatis variorum celebrium locorum observationibus accurate investigata atque inventa, et adiectis pluribus aliis spectaculis caelestibus, ad rem praesentem illustrandam facientibus, publici iuris facta. EA. - Erster und einziger Druck.

      Steyr, Gregor Menhardt, 1765. - 8 Bll., 133 (1) S. Mit gest. Titelvignette und 17 Abbildungen auf 3 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. 4°, Lederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit Rückenschild. Gering berieben und bestoßen sowie etwas beschabt; hinterer Deckel mit einigen kleineren Bezugsfehlstellen durch Wurmfraß; Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Bezugsfehlstelle durch Wurmfraß; Rücken mit winziger Bezugsfehlstelle durch Wurmfraß und mit einigen winzigen Wurmlöchern; hinterer Innendeckel mit kleinem Wurmgang in der oberen Ecke und Innengelenke ebenfalls mit kleinen Wurmgängen; Vordervorsatz, Titel und das folgende Blatt mit winzigem Fleck im weißen Rand; gering stockfleckig. Das erste astronomische Werk Fixlmillners, in dem er u.a. die große Sonnenfinsternis vom 1. April 1764 untersucht. Der Verfasser Placidus (Taufname Josef) Fixlmillner (1721-1791); bedeutender österreichischer Astronom - Benediktinermönch in Kremsmünster; seit 1762 Leiter der Sternwarte von Kremsmünster (erbaut 1748-1758), die er zur bestausgerüsteten Sternwarte seiner Zeit machte. Poggendorff I, 756/ zur Biographie vgl. den Artikel von Ansgar Rabenalt in NDB 5, S. 219. LA [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AixLibris Antiquariat Klaus Schymiczek]
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        Tom Jones eller hitte-barnet. Skrifvit på engelska. I-IV.

      1765 - Västerås, J. L. Horrn, 1765. 8:o. 184 + 185-368 + 369-536 + 537-744 pp. Titles printed in red and black. Mid 19th-century half calf with later gilt decoration on spine, green title label and dark red number label. Red edges. Front hinge weak. Some foxing and spotting. Dampstains, mainly in part III and IV. Bookplate. First Swedish edition, translated by Mårten Eklund who has signed his foreword "M. E.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Marine. Elevations et Profils des Formes de Rochefort et de leurs differentes parties pris aux Endroits marqués sur le Plan par les Lignes.

      - ( Kupferstich von Benard nach Jacques-Nicholas Bellin aus der Enzyklopädie von Denis Diderot und D'Alembert auf Büttenpapier, Paris 1765 ff.).Bildgröße: 33 x 87 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Blattgröße: 39 x 95 cm. Das Blatt oben rechts mit *Suite de la Pl. IX* bezeichnet, unten rechts mit Benard in der Platte signiert, links untenstehend:*Sur les Dessins de Mr. Bellin, Ingenieur de la Marine*. Gezeigt werden mehrere Profilquerschnitte der technischen Anlagen, Hydraulik, Trockendock. Das Blatt mehrfach gefaltet, gering fleckig bzw. gering stockfleckig, am breiten weißen Außenrand gering angeknickt, der rechte weiße Außenrand mit Randläsionen. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( LGO: Welt-Allgemein ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        S. BERNARDO EN NUEVA VIZCAYA...[docket title]

      [Nuevo Viscaya. 1765].. Original hand-drawn map, 13 x 8 1/2 inches. Edges restored with minor loss to two corners, two small worm holes, remnants of old backing on verso. Manuscript key written in thin margins surrounding image. Colors (brown ink, green, red, and blue washes) remain bright and clean. Very good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. A delightful handcolored view of the village of San Bernardo in Nueva Viscaya, now part of Chihuahua and Durango, the first region of northern Mexico to be explored and settled by the Spanish. The image shows what appears to be the entire town, with a large church at the center, another towards the lower right, and scores of additional buildings with their land and fenced boundaries. All are drawn in uniform style and each is labeled with a number, some of which correspond to the text written in the margin. Two rivers border the settlement, the longer of which cuts through the lower left corner, while the other passes to the upper right. During the 17th and 18th centuries Nueva Viscaya was an essential staging area for missions and expeditions into New Mexico, and as such was a key Spanish colonial outpost. While many surviving similar views were executed by colonial officials with their trademark precision, the present plan was likely based on their example, but composed in a more provincial style. A lovely view of the northern reaches of Spanish colonial power in Mexico.

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