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        Two Dissertations, I. Concerning the End for which God created the World. II. The Nature of True Virtue.

      S. Kneeland, Boston 1765 - First edition. Small octavo, full calf, rebacked. In good condition. Exceptionally Rare. Edwards argues against the people of his day that claimed that human happiness was the end for which God created the world. Edwards instead puts forth the idea that the reason for God's creation of the world was not human happiness, but the magnification of his own glory and name. Edwards then continues to argue that since true happiness comes from God alone, human happiness is an extension of God's glory, and that there are "ultimate" ends and "chief" ends, but they all end at the same conclusion. Edwards, like in Virtue, discusses how there is no true happiness without being happy in God (John Piper). [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1765.. [2],279-310pp. [bound with:] ANNO REGNI GEORGII III...AN ACT TO REPEAL AN ACT MADE IN THE LAST SESSION OF PARLIAMENT, INTITULED, AN ACT FOR GRANTING AND APPLYING CERTAIN STAMP DUTIES, AND OTHER DUTIES, IN THE BRITISH COLONIES.... London. 1766. [2],243-244pp. Folio. Antique-style three- quarter calf and contemporary marbled boards, a fine copy. The official British folio printing of the Stamp Act, the passage of which was one of the signal events in the history of the United States. It is here bound with the repealing act passed the next year. After its successful effort in the French and Indian War, the British government was saddled with a massive debt. Added to this was the cost of administering its new lands in Canada, and the necessity of protecting colonists on the American frontier from Indian attacks. In order to raise funds for border defenses, the British Parliament decided to levy a tax directly on the colonists, rather than relying on colonial legislatures to raise the funds themselves (the colonies having a notoriously spotty track record in such efforts). Over the protests of colonial agents in London, including Benjamin Franklin from Pennsylvania and Jared Ingersoll of Connecticut, a tax was levied on all legal and commercial papers, pamphlets, newspapers, almanacs, cards, and dice. Nine pages in the present act are taken up with descriptions of what type of printed materials would be subject to the tax. A Stamp Office was created in Britain, and Stamp Inspectors were to be assigned to each colonial district. Colonists wishing to purchase or use any of the materials covered in the Act would be required to buy a stamp. The outrage in the colonies at this form of taxation was immediate and overwhelming, and the Stamp Act was repealed in 1766. The bitterness engendered by the Act lingered on and, coupled with subsequent British laws including the Intolerable Acts and the Townshend Acts, became some of the many grievances enunciated in the Declaration of Independence. "This is the original folio edition of the famous (or infamous) Stamp Act, by which the American colonies were taxed in and on their business papers" - Church. "The importance of this act to our history needs no comment" - Streeter. Sabin and Howes note an octavo edition of sixty-six pages, also printed by Baskett in London in 1765. This momentous law was reprinted several times in the American colonies in 1765, in editions in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Annapolis, New London, and Woodbridge, New Jersey. This copy is offered together with the repeal of the Act, issued in 1766. The bitterness engendered by the Act lingered on in its wake, however, and the seeds of revolution were irrevocably planted. An exceptionally important document in American history, quite rare on the market. HOWES A285, "b." CHURCH 1054. SABIN 1606. STREETER SALE 737 (another ed). STEVENS 6. SWEET & MAXWELL II:176.

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        Vernunftlehre, oder der rechte Gebrauch der Vernunft in Untersuchung der Wahrheit, mit vielen Regeln, vor Irrthum, in Sachen der Religion und des menschlichen Lebens so wol, als in Wissenschaften bewahrt zu bleiben. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Johann Jacob Collenbusch. Cleve: Hoffmann, 1765.

      - Rare first German edition of 'Logick: Or, the Right Use of Reason in the Enquiry after Truth' (1725). 8vo, 24, 415 pp., contemporary half vellum over marbled paper-covered boards, hand-lettered spine, covers rubbed and marked, wear to lower corners, front endpaper lacking, library stamp on title-page, tiny neat annotations in early ink (usually single words) on 18 pages, pencilling on a few more, otherwise internally clean and sound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de portraits Tome 1er Rois et Reines de France

      Odieuvre, Paris, quai de l'Ecole - Recueil de 74 Gravures format 18 x 27 des Rois et Reines de France de PHARAMOND, premier roi de France (427) à Louis Dauphin (1765) et complétées d'un précis bibliographique. Illustré par J.G WILL, FIEQUET, PINSSIO, FILLOEUL, GAILLARD, EDELINCK, TARDIEU, PETIT, d'après BOIZOT. Excellent état de conservation, quelques rousseurs sur la page, rarement sur les sujets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Dessaint & Saillant, Paris 1765 - 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). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arte de la lengua general del Reyno de Chile con un diálogo chileno hispano muy curioso a que se añade la doctrina cristiana, eso es, rezo, catecismo, coplas, confesionario y platicas; lo más en lengua

      1765 - One of the most important vocabularies on the Chilean language, printed in Lima. 1765. Lima. Calle de la Encarnación. In 8vo (140 mm x 94 mm). 15 ff. + 682 + 1 ff. Contemporary, probably South American, full limp vellum, one tie present, spine lettered in ink with title. A very good copy overall, with remnants of a vocabulary meant for teaching –light damp and a few foxing spots. First edition. A very genuine example, in its first binding, of one of the single most important works on Araucanian´s language; written for the benefit of the Jesuits missionaries in the evangelizing of the local tribes as well as to complement the military campaign to bring the tribe under Spanish rule. The ferocity of the Araucanos was well known and subject of considerable relations as the “Araucana” and the “Arauco domado”. Medina could only trace one copy of this significant treatise. The works importance is matched somewhat by its printing, in Lima. Febres was a German Jesuit, dedicated to the missionary work in Peru still at the time of their expulsion from the Spanish colonies. This copy is absolutely complete, with the last leave, unknown to Sabin, and the earlier issue as that described by Nebenzahl “This is the earlier issue with the imprint ´Encarnacion´ instead of ´Incarnacion´.” Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, 1228. Palau, 87065. Sabin, 23968. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters Concerning Toleration

      First Collected Edition of Lockeís \" Letters Concerning Toleration\"LOCKE, John. Letters Concerning Toleration. London: Printed for A. Millar..., 1765.First collected edition of Lockeís four letters on toleration. Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches; 289 x 222 mm.). [8], 399, [1 blank] pp. Includes the Latin ìEpistola de tolerantiaî (pp. [1]-28), ìA Letter Concerning Tolerationî (pp. [29]-66), ìA Second Letter Concerning Tolerationî (pp. [67]-116), ìA Third Letter for Tolerationî (pp. [117]-379), and ìA Fourth Letter for Tolerationî (pp. [381]-399). Edited by Thomas Hollis and Richard Baron. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Locke by F.B. Cipriani after Kneller, with a Cap of Liberty beneath the portrait. Another Cap of Liberty at foot of last page of text.Bound to style in full modern calf for front board (matching rear board) and spine. With the contemporary rear board still present. Boards ruled in gilt. Spine ruled in gilt. With original black morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges dyed yellow. Previous owner\'s old ink signature on title-page, dated 1789. A few light pencil marking throughout. Frontispiece portrait a bit foxed. A few neat tiny holes to title-page, and final leaf not affecting text. Small previous owner Peter Laslett, Trinity College Cambridge plate on front pastedown. Overall a very good copy.ìLockeís concern for the toleration of religious dissent, for the interaction of individual conscience and public authority, was long-standing. In his early tracts on the civil magistrate...he had felt that the need for order in society justified the authority of the magistrate over matters indifferent to salvation. Under the influence of Shaftesbury and of his own investigations of the scope of certain knowledge, his emphasis changed. Without certainty in matters of religion, the conscience must be allowed liberty; the authority of the magistrate must be confined to preserving the existence of society and the safety and property of the citizen. Lockeís thoughts on this subject (as on so many others) matured during his stay in Holland, where his circle of friends consisted primarily of dissenters from the established church, such as the Remonstrant pastor and theologian, Philippus van Limborch. In 1686, Locke drafted a letter in Latin to his friend, which was published (probably by Limborch) in 1689î (Attig, p. 12).The Epistola de tolerantia was almost immediately translated into English and published in London. It was ìimmediately attacked in two anonymous pamphlets, the most significant of which was Proastís Argument (March 1690). Lockeís own response was equally swift, and his Second letter appeared in June. Proast replied to Lockeís Second letter, with his Third letter concerning toleration (1691). Locke, in response, published A third letter for toleration the following year. Proast did not return to the attack until 1704, when he published his Secondletter to the author of the three letters for toleration. Locke was defended by an anonymous author, probably John Shute Barrington, in the postscript to The rights of the Protestant dissenters. At the time of his death that same year, Locke had begun his own reply. The draft was published by his executors, Peter King and Anthony Collins in 1706î (Attig, pp. 18-19).Attig 93. Rothschild 2733. Yolton 28.HBS 67041.$6,000

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        "Plain trigonometry rendered easy and familiar, by calculations in arithmetick only; with its applications and use in ascertaining all kinds of ehights, depths, and distances, in the heavens, as well as on the earth and seas..."

      London: S. Crowder and Worcester: S. Gamidge. 1765. "First edition, slim folio, pp. [4], 39, [1]; a number of woodcut diagrams throughout, some pictorial; early notes in pencil at the bottom of C1, a few ink splashes, last 2 leaves with tears entering text, but without loss; recent utilitarian quarter cloth over marbled boards, old pastepaper wrappers bound in. & & The text is laid out in a series of XXIV problems (how to find the height of a hill; the distance of any cape, fort, or island from a ship at sea; measuring the depth of a well, etc.); the last of which, no. XXIV, purports ""to find, by a curious trigonometrical method where the bees hive in large and extensive woods, in order to obtain their honey."""

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        Contes moraux

      J.Merlin, Paris 1765 - Erste illustrierte Ausgabe nach der Erstausgabe des Textes 1761.Jeder Band mit einem Titelkupfer und in jedem Band ganzseitige Kupferstiche (Bd.1 =9;Bd.2 =9, Bd.3=5; gesamt 23) nach Gravelot gest. von Baquoy, Legrand, Le Mire, Le Veau, de Longeuil, Pasquier, Rousseau und Voyez. Die Kupfer alle in sehr gutem Druck auf festem Papier. Alle 3 Bände in 3 sehr schön uniform marmorierten zeitgen. Ledereinbänden. Florale Goldverzierungen auf dem Rücken. Berieben und bestoßen, Das kleine Rückenschildchen von Bd.3 fehlt. Insgesamt sehr schönes und rares Exemplar. Graesse IV,S.406; Sander 1298. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlungen der Churfürstlich-baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Dritter Band. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      München, Vötter, 1765.. 4°. 7 Bll., 244 SS., 7 Bll., 283 SS., 4 Bll., mit gest.Titelvignette und 6 teils gef. Kupfertafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und 2 Rückenschildern. Kirchner 235 und 329. - Vollständiger dritter Jahrgang der ersten Serie, von der zwischen 1763 und 1776 ingsgesamt zehn Bände mit Beiträgen zu Geschichte, Genealogie, Geographie, Mathematik und Chemie erschienen. - Aus dem Inhalt: Chr. Fr. Pfeffel: Probe einer Erläuterung des deutschen Staatsrechts aus den Gesätzen von Pohlen; ders.: Versuche in Erläuterung baierischer Siegel, zweyter Versuch: Von dem herzoglich-baierischen Wappen (1 Tafel); G.B. Plato: Untersuchung der Frage, ob Baiern vor Anno 1180 ein Landeswappen gehabt oder nicht?; G. Chr. Crollius: Beyträge zu der pflazgräflichen Geschichte vom Jahr 1294 bis 1329; P. Ildephons Ruedorffer: Abhandlung von der Stifterinn der Fürstlichen Prbstey Berchtesgaden; Paul Daniel Longolius: Wohlbewährtes und erkanntes Zutrauen Kaiser Ludwigs des Baiern, Gegen Burggraf Fridreichen zu Nürnberg; Joh. Albr. Euler: Abhandlung Von der Bewegung ebener Flächen wenn sie vom Winde getrieben werden, (1 Tafel); ders.: Abhandlung Von der Abbildung der Gegenstände durch spährische Spiegel (3 Tafeln); J.H. Lambert: Abhanldung Von den Barometerhöhen und ihren Veränderungen, (1 Tafel); P. Clarus Mayr, Benedictiner zu Vormbach: Abhandlung vom Flußsand; ders.: Abhandlung von einer neuen Gattung Pflanzenseide; P. Benno Ganser, Benedictiner zu Oberaltaich, Abhandlung von Benutzung der Torferde und der Moosichten Gründe; Joh. Peter Spring: Abhandlung von Erzeugung der bisher noch unbekannt gewesenen Naphta, aus dem gemeinen Kochsalz; Wolfgang Th. Rauen: Boebachtungen vom Aussatz und dessen Cur. - Leicht berieben und bestoßen, Deckel mit kleinen Beschabungen, Exlibris, nur vereinzelt gering fleckig, sonst schönes, sauberes Exemplar, dekorativ gebunden.

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        Rare letter of King George III signed by the 27-year-old King in German from the Palace at St. James

      Manuscript Letter Signed ?George R.? as King, 2p, 8? x 12?, front & verso. In German, not translated. Palace at St. James [London], July 2, 1765. Folds. Slightly trimmed at top and bottom edges. Mounting remnants at left edge. Darkly penned. Fine condition.In 1761, King George III married Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a small north German duchy in the Holy Roman Empire. George III was fluent in German as well as English.

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        Arte de la lengua general del Reyno de Chile con un diálogo chileno hispano muy curioso a que se añade la doctrina cristiana, eso es, rezo, catecismo, coplas, confesionario y platicas; lo más en lengua

      One of the most important vocabularies on the Chilean language, printed in Lima. 1765.Lima. Calle de la Encarnación. In 8vo (140 mm x 94 mm). 15 ff. + 682 + 1 ff. Contemporary, probably South American, full limp vellum, one tie present, spine lettered in ink with title. A very good copy overall, with remnants of a vocabulary meant for teaching ?"light damp and a few foxing spots.First edition. A very genuine example, in its first binding, of one of the single most important works on Araucanian´s language; written for the benefit of the Jesuits missionaries in the evangelizing of the local tribes as well as to complement the military campaign to bring the tribe under Spanish rule. The ferocity of the Araucanos was well known and subject of considerable relations as the "Araucana" and the "Arauco domado". Medina could only trace one copy of this significant treatise. The works importance is matched somewhat by its printing, in Lima. Febres was a German Jesuit, dedicated to the missionary work in Peru still at the time of their expulsion from the Spanish colonies.This copy is absolutely complete, with the last leave, unknown to Sabin, and the earlier issue as that described by Nebenzahl "This is the earlier issue with the imprint ´Encarnacion´ instead of ´Incarnacion´."Medina, La Imprenta en Lima, 1228. Palau, 87065. Sabin, 23968.

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        Origines typographicae. The Hague, Paris, London, N. van Daalen, G. F. de Bure, Thomas Wilcox (printed by Jacobus van Karnebeek), 1765. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved author's portrait, engraved portrait of Coster, 10 engraved plates (1 double-page) with reproductions of early printing types, and a folding letterpress genealogy of Coster. Also with an extra added engraved portrait of Johan Meerman by Houbraken. Contemporary gold-tooled vellum Dutch prize-binding (1819 certificate).

      Bigmore & Wyman II, pp. 32-35; Enschedé, Typefoundries, pp. xix, 206; for the binding: cf. De Prijs is het Bewijs 40 b and illustr. 39 for the certificate. First edition of a classic on the origins of printing, the result of many years of research. Bound as a school prizebook, with the prize certificate. Famous in its time for promoting Laurens Coster in Haarlem as the inventor of printing, it broke new ground by its minute study of early printing types, by reproducing samples of them in the 10 finely engraved plates and by its study of paper. Although Coster has long been banished to the realm of fairytale and the books formerly attributed to him are now dated about ten years later than Gutenberg's bible, the methods pioneered by Meerman (with technical advice from the printer and typefounder Johannes Enschedé, who in turn took advice from the punchcutter J. M. Fleischman) mark the beginnings of the scientific study of early printing. Very good copy with the printed prize certificate of the Latin School at Amsterdam.

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        Origines Typographicae. - [2 Bände in 1 Band]. -

      Den Haag; etc. van Daalen; etc. 1765,. 2 Bände in 1: gestochenes Porträt-Frontispiz, ix Seiten, 260 Seiten, 1 Porträt-Kupfer, 1 Falttabelle; viii, 312 Seiten, 10 Faltkupfer, goldgeprägter Pergamentband, farbiger Kopfschnitt, Schließenfragmente, 26,5 x 20,5 cm. Zwei Bände in einem Band. Mit 12 Kupferstich-Tafeln und 1 Textkupfer. - Wichtiges Werk zur Frühdruckzeit in einem goldgeprägten Meistereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Wappen-Supralibros (zwei Löwen halten einen Wappenschild mit vier weiteren Löwen). - Auf dem vorderen Spiegel modernes typographisches Sammlungs-Exlibris. - Gering berieben, der vordere Deckel sperrt, die ersten und letzten Seiten gering fleckig. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar..

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        Origines Typographicae. - [2 Bände in 1 Band].

      Den Haag; etc. van Daalen; etc 1765 - 2 Bände in 1: gestochenes Porträt-Frontispiz, ix Seiten, 260 Seiten, 1 Porträt-Kupfer, 1 Falttabelle; viii, 312 Seiten. 10 Faltkupfer, goldgeprägter Pergamentband, farbiger Kopfschnitt, Schließenfragmente, 26,5 x 20,5 cm. Zwei Bände in einem Band. Mit 12 Kupferstich-Tafeln und 1 Textkupfer. - Wichtiges Werk zur Frühdruckzeit in einem goldgeprägten Meistereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Wappen-Supralibros (zwei Löwen halten einen Wappenschild mit vier weiteren Löwen). - Auf dem vorderen Spiegel modernes typographisches Sammlungs-Exlibris. - Gering berieben, der vordere Deckel sperrt, die ersten und letzten Seiten gering fleckig. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar. 1202 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        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.

      Burlington, New-Jersey: James Parker, 1765. - 8vo., (8 5/8 x 5 ½ inches). Errata page on verso of last text leaf (light spotting throughout, a few worm holes to lower corner of the first and last few leaves). Original full calf, both covers ruled in gilt, the spine in six compartments, with five raised bands, red morocco gilt lettering piece in one, preserved in a brown cloth slipcase (extremities worn, covers a bit scratched). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription to recto of first blank: "E. M. Ruggles Bridgeport Conn." First edition. The first general history of New Jersey, printed on a press owned by Benjamin Franklin. Parker, a Woodbridge-based printer, moved temporarily to Burlington precisely to print this work. As a resident of the colony, Parker was considered an authority on the subject. He consulted many sources that are no longer available and included quotes from many letters written by early settlers. "It has always deservedly been considered a standard work, and is still the main source of information regarding the history of West Jersey. It contains much matter illustrative of the relations which existed between New York and New Jersey" (Church). In this copy the publication date is set without commas; Felcone argues that two title pages, one with punctuation and one without, were printed simultaneously on a half sheet and bound up indiscriminately. A very nice copy of a seminal work about one of the original 13 colonies. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS101. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Sermon Preached before His Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq; Governor, The Honorable His Majesty's Council, and The Honorable House of Representatives, of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, May 29th 1765. Being the Anniversary for the Election of His Majesty's Council for the Province

      Boston: Printed by Green and Russell, Printers to the Honorable House of Representatives, 1765. First Edition. 8vo, 59 pages, with the half-title. Original stitched signatures. Lightly foxed & age-browned, modest edgewear, signature in old ink of the Rev. M. Foxcroft on the half-title page & a couple manuscript corrections at pages 20, 21, & 29 (probably in Foxcroft's hand), Very Good. Rev. Eliot, addressing the leaders of the Province, just two months after passage of the hated Stamp Act, delivers a powerful sermon which, while ostensibly considering the qualities of a good ruler, in reality is a dynamic description of American sentiment regarding self-government. In part, Eliot writes: There is nothing that affects men more than when you touch their interest; people in general find it hard to procure the conveniences of life; nothing will sooner alienate their minds from government, than when rulers needlessly deprive them of that which is dearly earn'd, and wantonly dissipate the public treasures.

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        Prælectiones Theologicæ de Sacramento Ordinis, Quas in Scholis Sorbonicis Habuit: Tom.1 (De Deo et Attributis); Tom. IV (De Encarnatione); Tom. V.(De Ecclesia); Tom. VI et VII (De Sacramentis with Baptismo Confirmationi);Tom. X et XII ( De Matrimonio et

      Nicolaum Pezzana, Venetiis 1765 - Five volume set includes: TOMI PRIMI PARS PRIMA ( DE DEO ET ATTRIBUTIS ); TOMUS QUARTUS ( DE INCARNATIONE ); TOMUS QUINTUS PARS PRIMA ( DE ECCLESIA ); TOM. VI ET VII ( DE SACRAMENTIS BAPTISMO CINFIRMATION ); TOMUS DECIMUS ( DE MATRIMONIO ET ORDINE ). All are ex library copies with stickers on spines and front pastedowns; blind stamped on title pages with ex - library stamp. One line of ex library pen marks ( almost faded out ) on the title page along the hinges. Binding is tight, pages have foxing and light tonning (age related obviously ). Pages have waving and show some stiffnes when book is opening. Text in Latin language. Binding is 3/4 black leather spines and hinges with decorative boards and matching black leather corners. Only very light handling wear to all boards. Hinges show light sign of loosiness, but still stays together very well on all volumes, especially with heavy duty custom fit protective plastic jacket on each volume. Spines have mild rubbing, very small pieces are missing on volume IV and V. Four raised rings and golden titling on spines. All volumes are covered with custom fit heavy duty protective plastic jackets. This way books are very well protected and easy to handle without damaging. Not first edition, later reprints. ---- Stll strong very good set considering the age of books Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Large Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The practice of perspective or an easy method of representing natural objects according to the rules of art. Applied in all the variety of cafes; as landskapes, gardens, buildungs of divers kinds, their appendages, parts, and furniture. [ ] A work highly necessary to painters, engravers, architects, embroiderers, statuaries, jewellers. tapestry-workes, and others concerned in designing. [ ] Written in french by a Jesuit of Paris. Translated by E. Chambers.

      London, John Bowles, 1765. 4°, XVI S., XVI S. (James Hodgson: "The theory of perspective"), 2 gestochene Falttaf., 150 S. Text u. 150 blattgrosse gestochene Taf., Priv.-Ldr. d. Zt., Rückengelenk geplatzt (Vorderdeckel fast lose), Kanten berieben, Ecken beschabt, Name von alter Hand a. Titelblatt, gestrichene Notiz von alter Hand a. Vakatseite nach Titelbl., selten etw. stockfl. Preis in CHF: 770. "Fourth Edition". - Vom Schriftsteller und Uebersetzer Ephraim Chambers (1680-1740) wurde das 1642 in Paris erschienene 1726 neu übersetzt. Die erste engl. Ausgabe übersetzt von Robert Prick, erschien bereits 1672 als "The Jesuit's Perspective". Ursprünglicher Autor war der Jesuit Jean Dubreuil. [Die Sicht der Jesuiten auf die Welt war immer schon eine sehr eigene.]

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        General View of the Agriculture of the County of Fife: With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement: Drawn Up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture & Internal Improvement

      8vo. Full calf. viii, 413pp. Foldout map frontispiece, floor plans, illustrations, tables. Very good. Slight bit of edgewear, but clean, tight and attractive -- and the entire text block is shockingly handsome and free of foxing and edge tears. The often-absent large foldout frontispiece map -- "Map of the County of Fife" -- is in very good condition, with just the slightest bits of foxing. A superb first edition of this scarce study. Front pastedown bears the handsome simple bookplate of "Captn. Halkett , / Royal Navy." Sir Peter Halkett (1765-1839) was a senior British naval officer best known for his French Revolutionary War service; he was promoted to rear-admiral in 1812 and was a commander in the West Indies (1836-37) before he became the 6th Baronet of Pitfirrane in Fife. Overall a quite lovely first edition of an important agricultural study of the famed Scottish county surrounded by more water than any Scottish county and reknowned for its agricultural wealth.

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        Die auf Wolken schwebenden Musen.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, auf Bütten. 31:21,4 cm. Entwurf für eine Wanddekoration.. Fischetti erhielt seine Ausbildung in Neapel bei G. Borrello (in Neapel um 1765 tätig) und war danach für Kirchen, den Hof und vornehme private Auftraggeber in Neapel und auch außerhalb tätig. Er genoß zu Lebzeiten einen guten Ruf. Seine Hauptwerke, Fresken und Altarbilder, befinden sich in der Kirche Spirito Santo, in S. Elegio Maggiore, S. Domenico Maggiore, S. Caterina da Siena etc. in Neapel. Ferner malte er Bilder für das Schlafzimmer der Königin im Palazzo Reale und schuf zusammen mit A. de Dominici (um 1730-vor 1800) Gouachemalereien in den Schlössern Caserta und S. Leucio und Bilder für das Schloß in Madrid. Owohl Fischetti ein erfindungsreicher, guter Zeichner und Kolorist war, ist er heute relativ wenig bekannt.

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        Mappa Geographica specialis Marchionatus Moraviae in sex Circulos divisae, ad notatis principalorib. huj. Marchion: Cursibus publicis, ad meliorem praesentis belli intelligentiam.

      Ausgsburg, T.C. Lotter, um 1765.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Matthäus Albrecht Lotter, Bildausschnitt 49,5 x57 cm, Blattgr. 53,5 x 64 cm.. Dekorative Karte von Mähren eingeteilt in seine 6 Kreise (Iglau, Znaim, Hradisch, Brünn, Olmütz und Prerau), mit Titelkartusche oben links, Meilenzeiger oben rechts und Befestigungsgrundrissen von Brünn [Brno] und Olmütz [Olomouc] in beiden unteren Ecken; etwas fleckig, ein Einriss rechts außerhalb der Darstellung restauriert.

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        An Apology for the Christian Divinity. Being an Explanation and Vindication of the Principles and Doctrines of the People Called the Quakers

      Birmingham John Baskerville 1765. VG : in Very Good condition. Respined with modern leather backstrip. Minor scuffing and wear to leather boards at extremities. Marbled endpapers and fore-edge. Ephemera added to endpapers comprising a copperplate handwritten chronology of Barclay's life and a printed poem relating to him Eighth Edition Leather/gilt decorated cover 310mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). xiii, 503pp.

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        Histoire de la Découverte faite en France, de Matières semblables à celles dont la Porcelaine de la Chine est composée. Lûe à l'Assemblée publique de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, le Mercredi 13 Novembre 1765

      23 pp. Large 4to, orig. marbled wrappers bound in later cloth. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1765. First separate edition, an offprint with new pagination. Guettard (1715-86), who served as curator of Réaumur's natural history collections, was elected to the Académie Royale des Sciences as an adjoint botaniste. He is most famous for his discovery of the volcanic nature of the Auvergne and his attempt to construct a geological map of France in collaboration with Lavoisier. Guettard played an important role in the development of the porcelain industry in France. About 1750 the Duc d'Orléans founded a laboratory, under the direction of Guettard, in order to discover the art of making hard or Chinese porcelain. Having examined samples of the rare materials sent from China, Guettard determined that kaolin and petuntse near Alençon could be used. In the present work, Guettard describes his findings. The discovery of kaolin in France enabled the porcelain industry to finally successfully replicate the hard-paste porcelains of China which had for centuries been considered the finest in the world. This great discovery led to the enormous development of the porcelain industries of both Limoges and Sèvres. A year later, Brancas (1733-1824), Comte de Lauraguais, scientist and Academician, disputed the claims of Guettard regarding the discovery of kaolin, in his Observations sur le Mémoire de M. Guettard concernant la Porcelaine. Brancas claimed that he was the first, in 1758, to make French hard-paste, also using kaolin from Alençon. Tipped-in is a one-page autograph by Guettard regarding the transport of kaolin and difficulties with the customs agents. Fine copy and rare. Bookplate of Frederic Cheron. ❧ D.S.B., V, pp. 577-79. Poggendorff, I, 973-74. .

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        Tanzkarte mit Täfelchen aus Bein, Perlmuttdeckel mit Silberbeschlag, in samtbezogenem Kästchen.

      Um 1765. - Die Tanzkarte, ca. 9 x 5,5 cm, besteht aus 6 Beintäfelchen zwischen zwei Deckeln aus Perlmutt mit figürlichem Silberbeschlag, zusammengehalten von einem Stift und einer Silberschließe; seitlich in einer Hülse steckt ein dünner Bleistift. Das dafür angefertigte, mit Samt ausgeschlagene und bezogene Kästchen enthält einen herausnehmbaren Einsatz, mit dem die Tanzkarte auch aufgestellt werden kann. Den Deckel des Kästchens zieren kleine Blüten aus Seide und eine Schleife aus vergoldeter Bronze. Gesamtgröße 11,5 x 9,5 x 4,5 cm. Museale Tanzkarte des Rokoko. Diese Stücke hatten die Damen während eines Balles dabei, dort konnten sich die Tänzer für bestimmte Tänze eintragen. Die Schließe aus Silber trägt einen kleinen Hundekopf nach links: eine Punze, die zwischen 1762 und 1768 in Paris in Miniaturgegenstände eingeschlagen wurde. Das Etui stammt etwa von 1850. - Nur geringe Gebrauchsspuren. Das Kästchen berieben. Ein Deckel mit Verlusten an den Silberauflagen. Ein insgesamt gut erhaltener und seltener Luxusgegenstand des 18. Jahrhunderts.

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        A Flemish Collation. From the Original Picture, Painted by Van Harp, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Bute

      John Boydell, London 1765 - A very fine genre picture, expertly interpreted by Earlom and Walker. The artist of the original work is probably Willem van Herp (not Harp as in the title): the most likely candidate from amongst a prolific family of 17th-century Flemish painters. This good-humored scene shows the interior of a Flemish tavern. A number of guests sit around a table spread with a ham and bread. Hot soup is also available which a matron tries to feed to her child, her husband sits next to her with the bowl balanced precariously on his knee. The inn-keeper hands round glasses of wine that he pours from a flagon. At the staircase entrance to the room a women stands with apples held up in her apron whilst the man next to her calls out, reaches in to the apron and throws fruit to anyone who answers him: two young men hold out their hats to catch the fruit in the room below. Scenes such as these derive from Pieter Brueghel's chaotic scenes of Flemish village life, which in turn derived from moralistic paintings of early Renaissance Netherlandish art. The moralistic edge gradually became blunted as the artists and their patrons grew ambivalent about these scenes of noisy distraction. In any event, the effect was to make one smile rather than recoil and turn away. And eventually, as here, genre scenes like these became nostalgic evocations of the happy chaos of big family life. Copper engraving, coloured by hand, by Isaac Taylor, from Richard Earlom's design after van Herp.

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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

      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. Français relié DeCollection

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        Erläuterungen der in Kupfer gestochenen Vorstellungen aus der Geschichte der Reichsstadt Augsburg. In historischen Briefen an ein Frauenzimmer.

      Augsburg. Stage.1765.. 24 x 18,5 cm. 264 S., 5 Bl., mit gestoch.Titel, gestoch.Titel- u. 11 gestoch. Kopfvign. sowie 18 Kupfertafeln mit je 2 Abb. Läd. altes Ldr. mit dreiseit. Goldschnitt u. Rsch. Etw. berieb., Hinterd. mit kl. Papierverlust, Rck. ca. 12 cm aufgepl.. Lentner 6568. Weißhaar-Kiem 66. Lanckoronska-Oe. I, 39 f. und 94. Rümann 1103. - Nicht bei Pfister und Thienemann. - Die Tafeln zeigen historische Szenen, meist auf Plätzen, Straßen oder in Gebäuden der Stadt, mit entsprechenden Teilansichten von Augsburg im Hintergrund. - Vorsatzpapier mit Ausschnitt, Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, tls. etw. fleck.

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        Theoria Motus Corporum Solidorum seu Rigidorum ex Primis Nostrae Cognitionis Principiis Stabilita et ad Omnes Motus, qui in huiusmodi Corpora cadere possunt, accommodata

      Fifteen engraved plates. 16 p.l., 520 pp. 4to, cont. paste-paper boards (some browning), rebacked in antique style by Aquarius, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Rostock & Greifswald: A.F. Röse, 1765. First edition and a highly important copy, having belonged to one of the leading mathematicians of the 18th century, Abraham Gotthelf Kaestner (1719-1800). Professor of mathematics at the University of Göttingen, Kaestner "owes his place in the history of mathematics to his great success as an expositor and to the seminal character of his thought. From today's point of view Kaestner's historical significance lies mostly in the interest he promoted in the foundation of parallel theory."-D.S.B., VII, p. 206. Kaestner has signed this copy and written extensive annotations on the front endpapers and some marginalia and corrections on approximately ten leaves. "The Theoria motus corporum related to the Mechanica. In the introduction to this work, Euler gave a new exposition of punctual mechanics and followed Maclaurin's example (1742) in projecting the forces onto the axes of a fixed orthogonal rectilinear system. Establishing that the instantaneous motion of a solid body might be regarded as composed of rectilinear translation and instant rotation, Euler devoted special attention to the study of rotatory motion...Euler thus laid the mathematical foundation of the numerous studies on variational principles of mechanics and physics which are still being carried out."-D.S.B., IV, p. 480. Nice copy. Old stamp on title of "Steuermans Schule, Bremen." ❧ Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 105-06. .

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        L'Indicateur Fidèle ou Guide des Voyageurs

      Sieur L.C.DESNOS, Paris, Rue Saint Jacques à l'Enseigne du Glôbe 1765 - Guide géographique de France, illustré cartes en lithographie par BAISIEZ , comprenant 19 cartes dépliables aux formats divers (35 x 27 minimum, 48 x 30,5 , 60 x 27, 54 x 32.) détaillant provinces, villes, bourgs, fleuves, rivières, bois, traversées par les routes, et leur précis géographique. Format du livre : 21 x 27cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Octavo, with the rare half-title, 18 pp.; a remarkably tall untrimmed copy, numbered in ink "no. 23" to half-title, disbound but fine in Sangorski & Sutcliffe quarter morocco box. Cook's "faithful guide through all the vicissitudes of climates" Very rare: John Harrison's self-published pamphlet defending the success of his elegant chronometer H-4, and staking his claim to be awarded the full "Longitude Prize" of £20,000. An exact copy of H-4 built by Harrison's colleague Larcum Kendall would be carried on Cook's second voyage to great acclaim, Cook himself calling it 'our faithful guide through all the vicissitudes of climates' (Journals of Captain James Cook, ed. Beaglehole, II, p. 692). All of the eighteenth-century books and pamphlets relating to the riddle of longitude, of which this is one of the most significant, were published in very small editions and are now understandably rare. Harrison had been worrying away at the riddle of longitude for over three decades by the time he published this book. H-4 had first been properly tested in 1761, when Harrison's son William took it with on a voyage to Jamaica in the ship Deptford for a sea-trial. Although the trial was a triumph which exceeded the demands of the Longitude Act, Harrison's claim to the Prize was not recognised, meaning that he was forced to another West Indies trial of H-4 in 1764. Again accompanied by William, on this occasion H-4 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, an advocate of the cheaper lunar distance method. Faced with another refusal, Harrison had this appeal to the Board of Longitude printed. It includes his relevant correspondence with the Admiralty and the basis for his claim, 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. Under duress, Harrison would even be forced to reveal the technical specifications of his invention. The work was printed with the technical assistance of the maker of optical instruments James Short, who is usually listed as the author/editor. Although noted in several libraries, this work is very rarely offered for sale. The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich did not have a copy until 2003 when it acquired the papers of the Second Viscount Barrington, himself a member of the Board of Longitude in the eighteenth century.

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

      London: Jacques-Francois Quillau, 1765. Duodecimo, a fine copy in 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'.

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        (Reihentitel in Band 1: Des Freyherrn von Bielfeld vermischte Briefe. Des Freyherrn von Bielfeld freundschaftliche Briefe nebst einigen anderen. Aus dem Französischen. Erster (und) Zweyter Theil.

      Danzig und Leipzig, bey Daniel Ludwig Wedeln 1765. 4 Bll., 488 S.; 470, (8 S. Inhalt) Kl.8° goldgeprägte Halbleder-Einbände der Zeit 1. deutsche Ausgabe, 2 Bände, - Einbände nur leicht berieben / bestoßen; Titelblätter zart gestempelt: " Freiherrl. von Romberg'sche Bibliothek"; innen nur sehr vereinzelt minimal bis leicht stock-/braunfleckig, nur sehr schwache Gebrauchsspuren; insgesamt ist dieses äußerst seltene Werk gut bis sehr gut erhalten..

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        Observations on the Nature, Causes, and Cure, of Those Disorders Which Have Been Commonly Called Nervous Hypochondriac, or Hysteric, To Which are Prefixed Some Remarks on the Sympathy of the Nerves

      Edinburgh T. Beckett, and P. Du Hondt, and J. Balfour 1765. Cover worn with upper board detached. Text block firm. Owner's name inscribed on fep. Some light browning to title page otherwise contents bright. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland [First Edition] Leather cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 520pp. Book-plate of Richard Vevers 1765. 'Penser bien devant vous parler.'.

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

      Marco Coltellini all'Insegna della Verità, Livorno, 1765. Volume in 4to composto da due tomi in unico volume. Tomo I: front. con vignetta incisa e con monogramma A.L.S. e con motto in greco ?Speydein Kai Karpon Ageirein? e al verso alcuni passi della classicità latina e greca, pp. (VIII) (?Prefazione del Dottore Giovanni Gentili Fiorentino Medico della Sanità di Livorno? + Indice degli Articoli); pp. 160 (la pagina 1 è l' occhietto con titolo specifico relativo al primo tomo ?Selva di notizie ed osservazioni sopra il grano raccolte..? di Gio. Targioni Tozzetti; è incluso l'Indice delle Cose Notabili); tomo II: front. (identico al primo), pp. (VIII) (?Prefazione del Dottore Giovanni Gentili Fiorentino Medico della Sanità di Livorno? + Indice degli Articoli, pp. 152 (la pagina 1 è l'occhietto con titolo specifico relativo al secondo tomo ?Sopra la maniera di conservare i grani. Discorso di M. Renaume..?; alla pagina 37 ?Lettera di Spudeo Adiaforo della salubrità del Pan di Segala al Signore N. N. di Perugia?; è incluso l'indice l'Indice delle Cose Notabili), grandi testate e finali incisi, leg. orig. in p. pergamena rigida con semplice tassello in oro al dorso, tagli a spruzzo. Compilazione importante nel campo delle scienze alimentari e quanto mai attuale, curata dal l'ottimo studioso Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti (Firenze, 1712 ? 1783), medico e naturalista italiano, la cui opera sarà intimamente legata allo sviluppo scientifico ed economico della Toscana. Si legge nella prefazione del Dottore Giovanni Gentili al foglio iij del primo tomo: ?[?] la presente Raccolta, piena di pregevolissime notizie unite a varj metodi per fornire gli abitanti di un Paese comodo, di pane veramente sano, e per introdurre nei calamitosi tempi delle Carestie, quando mancano, e Grani e Biade, altri cibi succedanei, usati la più parte da altri Popoli, ed a noi quasi ignoti.. [?]?. Volume con alcuni usuali segni del tempo alla legatura e alle prime e ultime carte, ma fresco e ben impresso, ottimo lo stato di conservazione.

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        Betrachtungen uber die Heils-Guter des neuen Bundes wie solche aus den wichtigsten Zeugnissen heiliger Schrift : in vier und dreisig Wochen Predigten

      Mezler, Stuttgart 1765 - [Antq-8]. (12), 528, (4) pp. Hardcover, bound in contemporary marbled paper boards. Moderate shelf-wear, edges stained and rubbed, and the spine darkened; bookplate and owner's signature. Brastberger was one of the founders of Württemberg Pietism. Quarto - 7" x 8.5" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and most surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner;

      London and Edinburgh.: Alexander Donaldson, 1765 8th ed, VG, 1 plIn c1870 half calf, red marbled boards, some blind tooling, corners brushed. Spine, raised bands, blind and gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red calf label. Internally, text block edges sprinkled red, brown endpapers, ink signature to fpd (Williams Wynn 1873), frontis, [3], (iv) only, [1], 2-328 pp, 2 pls (B&W), ink owners names to tp & preface, ink mark at base of ep and verso of 1 pl, some light water staining to lower corner tip. First published in 1719. (ESTC T72306. Moore, 412). Defoe, writer and businessman, whose first novel, Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719 when he was about fifty-nine, brings all his interests together. Crusoe is a disobedient son, arguing with his father, representing opinions of a new world—one where life in England is uncertain but global opportunity beckons, and children are increasingly torn between traditional obedience to family and individual self-satisfaction. Drawn to the sea regardless of parental and what appear to be providential warnings of catastrophe, he finds unbounded economic opportunity in Brazil. Defoe's fascination with travel narratives and with Great Britain as an international trading nation shapes the book. See ODNB.

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        The Comedies Of Terence,

      London - T. Becket et al, 1765. London - T. Becket et al, 1765 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An illustrated edition of the comedies of Terence, with an engraved frontispiece and furtherhalf titles illustrated with masks to the front of each play. First edition. Publius Terentius Afer (195/185159 BC), better known in English as Terence, was a playwright of the Roman Republic, of North African descent. His comedies were performed for the first time around 170160 BC. Terentius Lucanus, a Roman senator, brought Terence to Rome as a slave, educated him and later on, impressed by his abilities, freedhim. Terence apparently died young, probably in Greece or on his way back to Rome. All of the six plays Terence wrote have survived. 'Translated into familiar blankverse'by George Colman. George Colman (April, 1732 - 14 August 1794) was an English dramatist and essayist, usually called the Elder, and sometimes George the First, to distinguish him from his son, George Colman the Younger. With a preface and 'Life of Terence' by the author followed by an errata page preceding the plays. Condition: In original full speckled calf binding. Externally, sound but with bumping and wear to extremities. With some tidemarks and marks to boards. Front joint and hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but scattered foxing, some handling marks and tidemarks to pages. With lossaffecting texttopage212. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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