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        Concionum De Tempore, Quae a Prima Dominica Adventus usque ad Quadragesimae initium in Ecclesia haberi solent.

      69- Valencia- In Officina Viduae Josephi de Orga 1766 - A scarce set of the works of Louis of Granada. Volumes I and III of III of Concionum De Praecipuis Sanctorum Fesits. Volumes I, IV-VI of VI of Concionum de Tempore. In Latin. With a portrait, illuminated letters, and decorative head and tail pieces. All volumes scarce. Copac lists only one copy of each set held at the National Library of Scotland. Louis of Granada was a Dominican friar who was a noted theologian, writer and preacher. He wrote prolifically, producing 45 works in total in Spanish, Latin and Poruguese. Condition: In full vellum bindings with original ties and ink spine titles. Externally, sound with heavy handling marks and marks to the boards. Light rubbing to all volumes and slight bumping to extremities. Small amount of worming to boards of Tempore Vol. 4. Rear hinge failed to Tempore Vol 6 and Tempore Vol. 4, tender to Praecipuis Vol I. Front hinge failed to Praecipuis Vol. I andTempore Vol. 4. Small label to head of spine of Tempore Vol. 1. Internally, all volumes generally firmly bound aside from Tempore Vol. 4 which is weak throughout. Pages bright and generally clean with just the odd spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Odes of pindar , with several other pieces in prose and verse , translated from the greek , to which is added a dissertation on the olympic games together with original poems on several occassions. perceval spencer

      J Dodsley pall mall 1766 - Interesting bookplates belonging to Sir Spencer Perceval, He was Prime minister of the united kingdom from 1804 until his death in 1812. He is the only solicitor or attorney general to have been Prime minister, son of an Irish Earl, educated trinity college cambridge, he is the only uk Prime minister to have been assinated in office, the binding are in a fair state, cracking , bumps etc, internally some spotting and staining , volume 3 is very clean. Overall boards fairans contents good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Acta Academiae Theodoro-Palatinae. Historia Et Commentationes Academiae Electoralis Scientiarum Et Elegantiorum Literarum Theodoro-Palatinae. Bände 1-5 (von 11).

      Mannheim, Akademie, 1766-1778.. Quart. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgepr. Titelrückenschildern, marmorierten Vorsätzen und umseitig rotem Schnitt. Texte in Deutsch, Lateinisch und Französisch. Einbände leicht berieben, jeweils handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag o.g. Provenienz auf den Vorsätzen, datiert 1820 (und weitere des 19. Jahrhunderts). Bis auf die Tafel III im 4. Band, die wegen Überformates - wie meist - unserem Exemplar nicht beigebunden war, vollständig. Gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe der fünf ersten Bände der Zeitschrift, die jeweils im Abstand mehrerer Jahren erschienenen und daher in geschlossenen Reihen selten zu bekommen ist. Ab dem dritten Band wurde die Reihe aufgeteilt in einen historischen-philosophischen und einen naturwissenschaftlichen Teil. Die Kurpfälzische Akademie der Wissenschaften wurde von Kurfürst Karl Theodor 1763 gegründet und existierte lediglich bis 1803. Die in lateinisch, deutsch und französisch verfaßten Beiträge stammen von den namhaftesten Wissenschaftlern der Pfalz, darunter Johann Jakob Hemmer und Friedrich Casimir Medicus. Im 3. Band die Beschreibung von Fossilien aus dem Naturalienkabinett des Kurfürsten von Collini. Die historischen Beiträge oft mit sonst schwer auffindbaren Spezialkarten zur Alten Geographie.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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        Traité Général des Elémens du Chant

      Paris, The Author, 1766. Octavo, [viii, commencing at the title page], 188 pages with many music examples; all pages are printed within engraved decorative borders. A bookseller's note pencilled inside the front cover and a loosely inserted catalogue reference indicate that this copy lacks the 'two pages [leaves?] with musical staves drawn in white on black paper to encourage the teacher to chalk his examples on a black-board'. Early quarter parchment and marbled papered boards repapered at an early stage (and now a little rubbed and chipped); the rear endpaper is tissue-paper (and there is no front endpaper); front inner hinge cracked but firm; title leaf chipped, marked and dusty, with an ownership signature in ink at the head of the title page and a namestamp at the foot of the first five pages and the last page; short annotations in ink on two pages and a lengthy note in ink on the verso of the title page; a very good copy. Joseph Lacassagne (c.1720-c.1780), French theorist and teacher, 'entered the priesthood and lived in Paris, where his patrons included the dauphin and the dauphine, Marie Antoinette. [This work], intended for beginners, is his most noteworthy publication. In it he proposed to simplify the reading of music by using only one clef (a movable G clef) and only three time signatures ... Though his proposals caused some controversy, they found little favour' (The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1991).

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        Glossarium novum ad scriptores medii aevi, cum Latinos tum Gallicos ; seu Supplementum ad auctiorem Glossarii Cangiani editionem. Subditae sunt, ordine alphabetico, voces Gallicae usu aut significatu obsoletae, quae in Glossario et Supplemento explicantur. Accedunt varii indices, praecipue rerum extra ordinem alphabeticum positarum, vel quas ibi delitescere non autumaret lector, atque auctorum operumve emendatorum. His demum adjuncta est Cangii dissertatio de inferioris aevi aut Imperii numismatibus, quam excipiunt emendationes typographicae ad postremam Glossarii editionem.

      Paris, Le Breton, Saillant, Desaint 1766 - 4 vol. in-folio, [4]-IV pp., 1256 colonnes ; [2] ff. n. ch., 1376 colonnes ; [2] ff. n. ch., 1238 colonnes (mal chiffrées) ; [3] ff. n. ch., 672 colonnes [Glossaire français], CXXIV-83 pp. ; avec 11 (sur 12) planches hors-texte, dont un titre-frontispice gravé (manque la planche IV au volume I), basane fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison crème, encadrement de triple filet à froid sur les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Des restaurations maladroites aux coiffes, de petites épidermures sur les plats. Edition originale de ce glossaire qui ne fait pas double emploi avec celui de Du Cange, réédité en six volumes en 1733 (1737 et 1762), mais le complète. Pierre Carpentier (1697-1767) était entré en 1720 à l'abbaye de Saint-Rémi de Reims ; la publication de ce grand lexique, immédiatement à son retour de la Cour de Vienne où il avait dès 1750 accompagné l'ambassadeur de Guerchy, fut à la fois sa gloire et sa croix : ses collaborateurs (car il en fallait bien) lui reprochèrent vivement d'avoir publié sous son seul nom une oeuvre collective, et lui suscitèrent tant d'avanies qu'elles le dégoûtèrent de la vie monastique ; sans compter les âpres critiques de dom Clément et de dom Tassin, publiées dans la préface de L'Art de vérifier les dates. Il obtint sa sécularisation, et vécut retiré jusqu'à sa mort. Brunet II, 861. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        The Philosophy of History. London, I. Allcock

      1766 - First English Edition. 8vo, [viii], 316pp, institutional gilt lettered buckram. Ex-library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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        L'AGE D'OR OU LES VERTUS HELVÉTIQUES. ODE DÉDIÉE aux généreux protecteurs des Belles-Lettres et aux Amis de l'Humanité.

      Imprimé aux dépens et pour le bénéfice de l'Auteur, par qui chaque exemplaire sera signé. S.d. (Yverdon, Suisse, vers 1766) - 1 volume in-8 (20,6 x 12,1 cm) de 45 pages. Le premier feuillet qui compte dans la pagination est blanc. Cartonnage plein papier de l'époque. Reliure sur ficelle entièrement recouverte d'un très joli papier de Augsbourg (Allemagne) doré à motifs floraux. Ensemble très frais. Cartonnage en superbe état. Infimes frottements. Petite perforation sans manque à 3 feuillets, sans atteinte au texte. TRÈS RARE ÉDITION. Contrairement à ce qui est annoncé au titre, notre exemplaire n'est pas signé par l'auteur. L'exemplaire de la bibliothèque cantonale de la ville de Lausanne est signé. La base d'ornements typographiques (Bibliothèque cantonale Universitaire de Lausanne) indique que ce volume sort des presses de Fortuné-Barthélemy de Félice, à Yverdon, probablement en 1766. Ce poème en vers à la gloire du peuple helvétique est précédé d'un Discours préliminaire qui occupe les pages 5 à 13, terminé par une Épître. "Je le demande sans adulation. Est-il des peuples en Europe, et peut-être sur toute la terre qui méritent le plus d'être loué que ceux qui composent le Corps Helvétique ? En est-il, qui fassent mieux revivre les mœurs des premiers âges ; c'est-à-dire, de ce siècle heureux, appelé l'âge d'or ?" (extrait du Discours préliminaire). On sait peu de chose sur l'auteur. Il était protestant, vécut à Tournai en Belgique et sa production littéraire fut marquée par la réflexion philosophique et des idées de fraternité et de tolérance. Il est l'auteur de quelques ouvrages publiés toujours à compte d'auteur : "Le Miroir des Vertus Legislatives" (1772), "L'Anti-Suicide ou le Suicide combattu par le courage et la vertu"(1777); "Le triomphe de l'Héroïsme. Ode à Monsieur l'Amiral Keppel" (1779). Il a aussi donné La Lyre protestante consacrée aux partisans de la bonne cause, aux vrais intéressés à la conservation de l'équilibre en Europe, aux sincères amis de la vérité, aux généreux protecteurs et restaurateurs des Arts, des Belles lettres et des Artistes (vers 1760 également), ouvrage qui n'a pas été distribué dans le commerce et qu'il adressait "sous enveloppe à des personnages puissants et considérés"(Barbier, II, 1339). Il doit en être de même de cette Ode. Notre exemplaire n'est pas signé, quelque chose l'en aura empêché . Il se serait tué d'un coup de pistolet en 1784 à Aix-la-Chapelle. (Cf. Manuscrits français de la collection berlinoise, vol. 1, p. 282). Sa mort tragique volontaire est transcrite dans le moindre détail dans la Chronique scandaleuse (éd. 1791, tom. 2 p. 121 et suiv.). Localisation : aucun exemplaire au Catalogue Collectif des Bibliothèques de France (CCfr) ; La notice de la Bibliothèque Universitaire de Neuchâtel indique que ce poème a été publié avec la date de 1766 sans le Discours préliminaire (dans lequel il explique qu'on lui a fait reproche de publier ce poème par lui-même sans avoir fait appel à un éditeur). On en trouve quelques exemplaires dans les bibliothèques suisses. BEL ET RARE EXEMPLAIRE EN ÉLÉGANT ET FRAGILE CARTONNAGE DE L'ÉPOQUE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Das Königreich England nach Kitchin

      Artist: Reilly Franz Johann Joseph ( - 1820) Vienna; issued in: Vienna; date: ca 1790 1766 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 50 x 67; - description: Map shows total England and Wales.; -vita of the artist: Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly (1766 - 1820) Vienna. He was an Austrian and produced over 830 maps for his great atlas project, -Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt- between the years 1789 and 1806. Of these 830 maps published over this time span of seventeen years, he 'showcased' but one part of the world, Europe. Maps of the other four continents remained unpublished. The maps of the Schauplatz .were drawn to a uniform criteria.Reilly's Grosser deutscher Atlas was also notable as the first completely 'Austrian' atlas. This large world atlas, containing relatively few maps, was issued between 1794 and the end of 1796. Reilly may have used Franz Anton Schraembl's work as his model, at least in part.

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        A New Treatise on the Laws For Preservation of the Game: Containing All the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, and Judgments concerning it . . . The Second Edition, with the Addition of the late Fish-Act [etc.]

      Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, And Sold by M. Thrush &c, London 1766 - Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the front joint cracked but quite firm, a very good clean copy with the advertising leaf; three copies in ESTC The rare, expanded edition of one of some twenty works by the Middle Temple barrister and antiquary, and his sole work on the game laws, his works elsewhere praised by Holdsworth, with much on deer, fish, hares, hawks, and partridges, inter alia

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        VRAIES CAUSES DE LA PERTE DE L'INDE, POUR LE COMTE DE LALLY; CONTRE M. LE PROCUREUR GÉNÉRAL [caption title]

      Paris, 1766. 22,20pp. plus large folding map. Large folio. Stitched. Minor soiling and foxing. Very good. Defense of the Comte de Lally for his actions in India during the Seven Years' War. This is one of two versions authored by him. Lally, head of the French expedition to India, reached Pondichery in 1758. Though capable, he was incredibly unpopular and fell into a series of events which proved fatal to his career and his person. He was unsuccessful in the Siege of Madras, beaten at the Battle of Wandiwash, and eventually capitulated from the siege of Pondichery. Taken prisoner by the British, he returned to France on parole and was imprisoned for two years before being put on trial and executed. This is his last defence, published shortly thereafter or perhaps immediately preceding. A publisher's note is dated April 14 and Lally was executed May 6. The map shows the Indian subcontinent and Madagascar.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        BAYERN. - Monumenta Boica. Band VI. - Beuerberg - Steingaden - Tegernsee.

      Mchn., Typis Academicis 1766 - 21 x 17 cm. 3 Bl., 632 S., 13 Bl. Index. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 11 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: "Wichtiges Monumentalwerk". - Enthält "Monumenta Tegernseensia" (Tegernsee) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta Beurbergensia" (Beuerberg) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta Steingadensia" (Steingaden) und "Spicilegium Raitenhaselcense". Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband etwas beschabt. Die Tafeln lose, innen sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        BAYERN. - Monumenta Boica. Band VII. - Benediktbeuern - Ettal - Wessobrunn - Weyarn.

      Mchn., Bibliopoli Academico 1766 - 22 x 16,5 cm. 7 Bl., 505 S., 11 Bl. Index. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 7 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: "Wichtiges Monumentalwerk". - Enthält "Monumenta Benedicto-Burana" (Benediktbeuern) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta Ettallensia" (Ettal) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta "Wessofontana" (Wessobrunn) mit Ansicht und "Monumenta Weyariensia" (Weyarn). Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband leicht beschabt. Die Tafeln lose, innen sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

      Dublin: W. and W. Smith [et al], 1766. First Irish edition. 192; [193]-382 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. 19th century sprinkled calf, spines gilt in panels, morocco labels, marbled endpapers. A clean copy with only minor rubbing and wear to binding. First Irish edition. 192; [193]-382 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. First Irish edition, published the same year as the first edition in London. This continuously paginated issue not noted by Scott. ESTC T146178; cf. Scott, pp. 177ff. Provenance: Michael Zinman (bookplates)

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        1766. York. MONK WARD COMMITTEE BOOK.

      MONK WARD COMMITTEE BOOK. 19 pages, manuscript, with further pages left blank at the end. Central fold, some dustiness to the page edges and the covers. Original stiff paper wrappers with large royal coat of arms printed on one cover. The original reports of the meeting which started a discussion that was not resolved until the Heworth Enclosure Act of 1817. One page has a tipped in handwritten notice of aan additional motion presented at the meeting. 200mm x 160mm. [1766]. "At a meeting of many owners and occupiers of various messuages of the six several parishes, to wit, Saint Sampsons, St Trinity in the Kings Court alias Christ Parish, St Trinity Goodramgate with its members, St Saviour with its members, St Cuthbert with its members, and St Maurice without Monk Barr, in Monk Ward in the City of York; who were summoned to appear at St Anthony's Hall in Peaseholm within the said Ward, this 14th day of November in the Year of our Lord 1766, by Mr Ralph Howard an unfree citizen of the said City... " The meeting was opened by Mr Mortimer who informed those present that they were here "to consult together upon ways and means to forward... amicably, an Inclosure of the Common or Moor of Heworth... and for dividing the same, and for exempting certain Farms or parcel of Ground called the Granges, the Great Hall Fields, the Little Hall Fields.... Citizens, owners, occupiers and resident in certain other ancient messuages within the said Ward, were by the said Petition intended to be excluded from any common, or right of stray in any of the places aforesaid." York possessed a large tract of grazing to the south of the city: Knavesmire, lying partly, and Hob Moor, wholly, within the city boundary. These rough and poorly drained pastures were used almost exclusively by the city; limited intercommoning was enjoyed on Knavesmire by the inhabitants of Middlethorpe and by the lord of Dringhouses manor, and on Hob Moor by the inhabitants of Holgate. The citizen's use of this pasture was restricted at least by the 16th century: it was enjoyed by Micklegate Ward and by certain limited parts of the other wards, and stints were imposed on the commoners, who were allowed to graze cows and horses but not sheep. By the 17th and 18th centuries, payments were being made for each animal, to meet the expenses of maintaining the pasture. Only one other tract falls into this category of permanent whole-year pasturage: that part of Heworth Moor which lay within the boundary of the liberty of the city. In 1772 Monk Ward still enjoyed that part of Heworth Moor within the city boundary, together with average in Grange Closes, Hall Field, and a small area west of the Foss. When extinguished by the Enclosure Acts of 1817 and 1818 this average was said to cover about 217 acres.

      [Bookseller: Ken Spelman Books Ltd]
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        A NEW EVANGELICAL HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, Contained in the Old and New Testament. digested in a plain, regular, and easy narrative. Of great use for rightly apprehending the scope, end, and design of the Holy Scripture

      London, Printed for J. and P. Bradshaw, and J. Goodwin 1766. and the connexion between the Old Testament and the New. Embellished with twenty-four curious copper-plate cuts. EDITION UNKNOWN 1766, 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, engraved frontispiece of The Fall, 15 engraved plates to the Old Testament, 2 folding, and 7 to the New Testament, in 2 parts, Part II. Containing an account of the life and travels of our blessed saviour and his apostles, pages: [4], 193, [1]; 1-82, separate pagination for New Testament, register is continuous. Bound in half leather over marbled boards, amateur reback without lettering or label. Corners worn, marbled paper slightly rubbed, frontispiece laid on old paper, age-browning throughout, heavy in places, no loss of legibility, most plates affected only in the margins, ink name at top of title page, small closed vertical tear to 3 inner margins, very neatly repaired, small repair to lower corner of B4, no loss of text, folding plate at page 22 repaired and strengthened at outer edge, H7 is reinserted and slightly uneven and dusty along the edges. Acceptable copy. Abridged Bible "being chiefly intended for the Use of Families, and the Young and Unlearned, Brevity has been studied, and the Narration carried on in the plainest and most concise Manner, so as to include the History of 5000 Years ..." from To the Reader. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika.

      Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion 1766. 3 delen, (titelprent, 4) 676 (22), (titelprent, 4) 676 (22), (titelprent, 4) 620 (16) p. Origineel half Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, 8° (Mooie set van deze beschrijving van Amerika door de Engelse historicus Thomas Salmon, 1679-1767. Geïllustreerd met 3 -verschillende- titelprenten, 2 uitvouwbare gravures en 23 uitvouwbare kaarten en plattegronden.).

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        Centsprent: Ziet eens leesgierige jeugd / Wat men u weer op komt dissen ... 43.

      Catchpenny print. Children's print with several figures and scenes from the New Testament. The four evangelists Matthew (Mattheüs), Mark (Marcus), Luke (Lucas), and John (Johannes); Christ healing the sick (Mt 4:24); Christ's disciples plucking grain on the Sabbath (Mt 1:12); part of the parable of the wedding banquet (Mt 22:12/13, mistakenly cited as Mt 21:12/13); the Pharisees asking whether one should pay the imperial tax to Caesar (Mt 22: 17-21); the parable of the bags of gold (Mt 25: 15 – 30), the denial of Peter (Mt 26:70-74), Peter recalling Jesus' prediction of his denial (Mt 26:75) and Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8:30 - 39).Amsterdam, Wed. H. van der Putte (1766 – 1767), address mentioned on the print: ‘Amsterdam / Gedrukt by de wed: Hendrik van der Putte / Papier en Boekverkoopster op ‘t Water in de Loots-man.' Numbered ‘43' at the top of the leaf. 12 woodcut illustrations (each ca. 50 x 75 mm) on paper; hand coloured in orange, yellow and blue; 6 verses, 4-line verses under each image with a citation of the corresponding bible verse; total: 370 x 315 mm; in good condition, except light stains in upper margin.De Meyer p. 219, Boerma p. 782 (Putte 43).

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England.

      Oxford The Clarendon Press 1766 - [Mixed edition], 4 volumes, 4to., second edition, volumes 1-2, first edition, volumes 3-4. Contemporary calf gilt, neatly rebacked preserving original red and green morocco lettering-pieces, an excellent set. The most influential eighteenth century treatise on the common law of England. Blackstone's work is divided into four volumes: on the rights of persons, things, of private wrongs and public wrongs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bible - Book of Exodus; Amsterdam 1766, Hebrew; Quinque libri Mosis: Magno labore, & industria, accuraratissime correcti prae omnibus qui hucusque thypis fuere Mandati; Amstelodami, Anno a Mundo Creati, 5527; Including Seder Haftarot

      Amsterdam 1766 - 151 pp.; Hebrew text; spine is worn; a few library stamps inside; inner-covers are slightly stained; else in good, tight and clean condition. Rare. Size: 20 cm Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three Tracts on the Corn-Trade and Corn-Laws ... 1. A Short Essay on the Corn-Trade and the Corn-Laws ... 2. Considerations on the Laws relating to the Importation and Exportation of Corn ... [and] 3. A Collection of Papers relative to the Price, Exportation and Importation of Corn ... to which is added a supplement containing several papers and calculations which tend to explain and confirm what is advanced in the foregoing tracts

      London, The Author, 1766 ['second edition, corrected and enlarged'; the first two tracts were first published in 1758 and 1759 respectively]. Octavo, [ii], iv, 235, [1] pages. Contemporary full polished calf with the spine attractively gilt-decorated with raised bands; extremities slightly rubbed, with minor wear to the bottom corners and a tiny abrasion to the front cover; endpapers and first and last few leaves slightly foxed and a little discoloured around the margins by the leather; scattered pale foxing; tiny blank piece missing from the bottom corner of one leaf; an excellent copy. Important early works on the corn trade, which earned the praise of Adam Smith in his 'Wealth of Nations'.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        The Vicar of Wakefield. A Tale

      Salisbury: B. Collins for F. Newbery, London, 1766. First edition, with no catchword on page 213 in vol. I; correct catchword "him" on page 39 and page 159 correctly numbered in vol. II. [4], 214, [2 blank]; [2], 223 pp. 2 volumes in 1 vols. 12mo (17 x 9.5 cm). Contemporary calf rebacked to style. A very few scattered spots, but a fine, tall copy. Housed in half-morocco clamshell case. First edition, with no catchword on page 213 in vol. I; correct catchword "him" on page 39 and page 159 correctly numbered in vol. II. [4], 214, [2 blank]; [2], 223 pp. 2 volumes in 1 vols. 12mo (17 x 9.5 cm). A clean, tall copy of the first edition of one of the most enduringly popular novels of the 18th century. Rothschild 1028; Scott pp. 173-75; Tinker 110. Provenance: Francis Maire of Hardwick (armorial bookplate); Michael Zinman (bookplate)

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        Carte Reduite de l'Isle de la Jamaique pour servir aux Vaisseaux Français

      Imprimerie du Departement de la Marine, Paris 1766 - Engraved map. Sheet size: 25 1/2 x 37 1/4 inches. Large detailed map of Jamaica and sea chart of the region from the Hydrographie Françcoise. This detailed map of Jamaica, shown divided into parishes, includes strong topographical details with many coastal toponyms, as well as the coastlines of southern Cuba and western Haiti. Bellin, the official hydrographer to Louis XV, and master of the Dépot des Cartes et Plans de La Marine, had access to the most advanced cartographic resources available to the French state. The present map is one of his finest works, and was included as part of the L'Hydrographie Française, a great sea atlas, published by Bellin in two volumes from 1755 to 1766. The map was also sold separately, as indicated in the lower right corner of the map for a price of "Cinquante Sols." Bellin was so highly regarded that the British (who were almost always at war with France) made him a member of their Royal Society. Kapp 66.

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        The History of Tunbridge-Wells

      London: M. Hingeston, J. Dodsley, T. Caslon; Tunbridge Wells: E. Baker, 1766.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xii; 317; [7]. Bound in contemporary tan full calf, gilt titles on a morocco square to spine. Very attractive label of Tunbridge Wells bookseller and printer Jasper Sprange to front pastedown. Front free endpaper just starting, small (2mm) pinhole to page 77/78, some spotting to prelims, text-block generally clean and bright with only very mild spotting. A couple of inoffensive notes to front free endpaper. Spine and top portion of boards slightly sunned, some light general wear to the leather. All told a very good copy of this scarce work in a nicely aged period binding. The first history of Tunbridge Wells.

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        Voyages et Decouvertes Faites par le Russes le Long des cotes de la Mer Glaciale & sur l'Ocean Oriental, tant vers le Japon que vers l'Amerique. On Y a joint l'Histoire du Fleuve Amur (two volumes bound in one)

      Amsterdam: Marc-Michel Rey, 1766. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 636 p. FIRST FRENCH EDITION of this work originally published in German in 1758, which is the "most important contemporary account of Bering's discoveries, by [Gerhard Friedrich Muller (1705-1783), historian and scientist, who was] attached to [Bering's] second expedition" (quote from Wright-Howes). WITH ORIGINAL MAP BOUND IN AT REAR IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. ***DESCRIPTION: Two volumes bound as one, each with its own title page, in contemporary patterned paper boards with a tan leather spine with gilt decorative rules, gold spine label with gilt lettering, all edges speckled red, plain laid paper endpapers, Table of Contents ("Table des Matieres") bound in at the back, followed by a publisher's catalogue (not called for in the bibliographies), followed by the folding map showing the lands touching the Arctic Circle, including a large portion of Russia and parts of America, even showing a portion of California. Size 16 mo (approximately 6.5" tall), pagination: Volume I, (i)-xii, (1)-388; Volume II, (i)-iv, (1)-207, (1-22) being the Table of Contents, (1-3) being the publisher's ads, folding map. ***CONDITION: Overall the volume is very good plus to near fine; a professional restorer performed some archival restoration to mend the joints, corners and edges. Externally, the binding is now strong with no wear, although there is some insect damage on the spine label. Internally, there is evidence of an old label (some type of official stamp?) on the front pastedown, the top corner of the front free endpaper was filled in, and the first page of text is missing the top corner (not affecting any text) as well as having evidence of an old (library?) stamp which is placed over the chapter heading (lightly - text is easily read). Throughout the text there is overall light toning. There may be a page missing from the publisher's catalogue at the rear, as the entries end with items beginning with the letter "R". The folding map is near fine, with overall toning but no tears. There are some old wormholes on the rear pastedown, but none going into the folding map. ***CITATION: Sabin 51286, Wright-Howes M-884. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Exposé succinct de la contestation qui s'est élevée entre M. Hume et M. Rousseau [traduit par Suard], avec les pièces justificatives.

      Londres, 1766, pleine basane moderne, genre XVIIIe. –Qq. rousseurs. - in-12 de XIV-127 pp. ; 2e édition et première édition imprimée à Londres, parue la même année que l’originale de Paris.Version de Hume sur cette "affaire infernale".

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        Le Pont de Francfort (mirrored)

      Wichnyther, London & J. Chereau, Paris ca. 1766 - 1776 330 x 522 mm (plate: 250 x 430 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour 13. Vue du Pont et de la Ville de Francfort; Published according to Act of Parliament 1766; à Londres chès Wichnyther et à Paris ches J. Chereau rue St. Jacques au dessus de la Fontaine St. Severin aux 2 Colonnes No. 257. Tears in the left and right margin and a fold in the middle of the plate. Overall state is good. Hand coloured optical view of the German city of Frankfurt, as seen in birds eye view from the river. In the front the city's bridge is depicted. Coloured in blue, green and brown pastels.

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments.Combined with the Plates from the Liturgy of the Church of England.Bound with: The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      Joseph Bentham, Cambridge 1766 - A unique issue of the Book of Common Prayer (cf. Griffiths, Book of Common Prayer which shows only 1764 and 1765 versions). As is typical on editions printed before 1852, the thanksgiving for deliverance from the Gunpowder Plot and the Restoration of Charles II is present. The fifty-five engravings are chiefly from the gospels (the Engraving on the Parable of the Good Samaritan lacks 25% of its image). This copy notes the previous owner as "Martha Mirriam Home, Her Book, 1799". She married Thomas Beacall in Shropshire in 1805. In his will read in 1846 he was noted as a "Gentleman of Shrewsbury, Shropshire." In the back is pasted in a note that the book now belonged to their daughter Mary Leake who was born in 1811. While the book was trimmed for the fine leather binding, no text appears to be lacking. Also the Psalms in meter are bound in the back with a separate title page (Cambridge, 1758).

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments..Combined with the Plates from the Liturgy of the Church of England..Bound with: The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      Cambridge: Joseph Bentham, 1766. A unique issue of the Book of Common Prayer (cf. Griffiths, Book of Common Prayer which shows only 1764 and 1765 versions). As is typical on editions printed before 1852, the thanksgiving for deliverance from the Gunpowder Plot and the Restoration of Charles II is present. The fifty-five engravings are chiefly from the gospels (the Engraving on the Parable of the Good Samaritan lacks 25% of its image). This copy notes the previous owner as "Martha Mirriam Home, Her Book, 1799". She married Thomas Beacall in Shropshire in 1805. In his will read in 1846 he was noted as a "Gentleman of Shrewsbury, Shropshire." In the back is pasted in a note that the book now belonged to their daughter Mary Leake who was born in 1811. While the book was trimmed for the fine leather binding, no text appears to be lacking. Also the Psalms in meter are bound in the back with a separate title page (Cambridge, 1758).

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        Patent of nobility donated by Roman Empress Maria Theresia of Austria (1717-1780) to Gijsbert Antwerpen Verbrugge (1717-1777) wechsler zu Amsterdam. The patent of nobility allows Antwerpen Verbrugge to add Von Freyhoff to his family name.

      Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 22 November 1766. Full red linen with yellow silk ribbons. (20) pages on vellum. Manuscript, calligraphic text and lavishly engraved decorations in the margins, with coats-of-arms in the margins of the first 4 pages. Has protective fly leafs between the pages. One full-page hand painted coloured and gold coat-of-arms with the family motto (tandem bona causa triumphant). On the last page the signature of Empress Maria Theresia. One loose extra sheet outside the book containing a letter, handwritten in German, addressed to Antwerpen Verbrugge d.d. 21 March 1767. With Imperial wax seal in mint condition, 14 cm. diameter, in decorated embossed copper casing. The seal is attached to the book by the cord of the binding, which is made of copper and cloth wire. The copper has discoloured the red linen of the front cover. All in a metal case. This patent of nobility was donated by Roman Empress Maria Theresia of Austria to Gijsbert Antwerpen Verbrugge (van Freyhoff) (1717-1777), who was active as wechsler (banker) in Amsterdam and was a mennonite. He was son of a 'zeepsieder': soapmaker in Gouda. He married 'jonkvrouwe' Maria Hooft in 1741 (when Antwerpen Verbrugge apparently was active as canon (kannunik) of the chapter (kapittel) St. Pieter in Utrecht) and lived in Amsterdam and partly on an estate currently known as Gooilust in 's-Graveland. Antwerpen Verbrugge was closely associated to the Imperial court in Vienna through his banking firm Verbrugge & Goll. This firm provided funds to the imperial court since 1758. They started their activities for the imperial court when a previous engaged firm of the Amsterdam mayor Deutz was liquidated. He had provided funds based on the imperial quicksilver mines. These facts are explained in the patent of nobility and are confirmed by historic sources. According to the patent Antwerpen Verbrugge succeeded in liquidating the loans without any losses. Maria Theresia found herself forced to accept the services of Antwerpen Verbrugge again in 1765 and 1766 for two loans that the court direly needed. Both Johann Goll and Antwerpen Verbrugge were accepted into the nobility as token of appreciation of these services. Ever since these events the ties between both bankers, their firm and the imperial court became even closer. They were responsible for loans up to several million guilders. His associate Goll was infamous as a banker and was suspected of fraud and other criminal activities during his life. Antwerpen Verbrugge was entitled by Maria Theresia to add Von Freyhoff to his family name, which he did using the Dutch translation of 'von' being 'van'. H018

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        The five horses.

      Copies of the second and third states of the well-known series of five etchings of the horses by Potter, probably by Ignace-Joseph de Claussin (1766-1844). These prints are to represent different seasonal stages, namely early spring, late spring, summer, fall and winter, and stages of life. Complete set bound together in blue paper, with annotation:'Vente de Rigal en 1817 (...)' and a note with description in French on the inside. Sold at the sale of the Count of Rigal in 1817 as a suite of copies in Lot 635 in the 'Catalogue raisonné des estampes du cabinet de m. le comte Rigal', p. 288-289. In the catalogue these prints are praised for their similarity to the originals: same direction but smaller in size."Etchings on 18th century paper, 154 x 233 mm; watermark: Selignat & bunch of grapes"

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        ATLANTEN. -, Atlas général, civil, ecclésiastique et militaire méthodique et élémentaire pour l'étude de la géographie et de l'histoire.

      3. Aufl. 29 x 22 cm Gestoch. Titel, 1 Bl., 34 S. Mit 55 (davon 53 doppelblattgr. und 2 mehrf. gefalt.) alkolor. Kupferstichkarten. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. und Farbschnitt. Vgl. Phillips 3509 (EA 1766). - Enthält 7 astronomisch-geographische Tafeln, 3 Weltkarten, 4 Erdteilkarten, 29 Karten von Europa, 3 von Asien, 2 von Afrika und 3 von Amerika. Ferner 4 Karten zu historisch-administrativen Themen. Die meisten Karten datiert 1766. - Einband beschabt und bestoßen, die Gelenke rissig. Im Bug meist leicht gebräunt, oben und unten teils knapprandig, teils etwas fleckig und gering gebräunt. Mit Exlibris. Geographie, Atlanten

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        A. Corn. Celsi de medicina libri octo / ...

      Lipsiae, sumptibus Caspari Fritsch, 1766, 8, Portrait, L, 777, (56) pp., Halbledereinband des 19.Jahrhunderts Rücken erneuert feines Exemplar! A. Corn. Celsi De medicina libri octo / ex fide vetustissimorum librorum recensuit, innumeris depravationibus partim aliunde partim a Lindenio invectis liberavit, lectiones variantes et animadversiones tum aliorum probatissimorum auctorum Caesarii, Constantini, Ios. Scaligeri, Casauboni, Almeloveenii, Morgagni, Trilleri tum suas nec non indices copiosos aliaque adiecit Car. Christian. Krause.Carl Christan Krause's (1716-1793) "Wichtige Ausgabe von bleibendem Werthe, mit durchgängig neuer, nach den alten Ausgaben gemachter Recension des Textes und Reinigung desselben von den durch Van der Linden in denselben gebrachten Entstellungen. Uebrigens liegt ihr die Almeloveen'sche Ausg. von 1713 zu Grunde und sie enthält daher die dort schon gegebenen Parallelstellen und Notas variorum mit Krause's eigenen und Triller's Noten vermehrt. Auch das Variantenverzeichniss ist reichhaltig, leider, die Linden'schen Varianten ausgenommen, nicht belegt. Handschriften sind nicht benutzt." Choulant

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        Plan des Affaires de Sangershausen et de Lutternberg, dont la Premiere se donna le 23 Juillet entre le Coprs du Prince d'Isenbourg et Mr. le Duc de Broglio et la Seconde le 10 Octob. entre le Corps de Mr. le L.G. d'Oberg et celui de Mr. le Prince de Soubise l'an 1758. - F.W. de Bawr':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jacob van der Schley n. Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer b. Gosse & Pinet, dat. 1766, 50 x 60,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 43. - Karte mit der Umgebung zwischen Immenhausen, Kaufungen und Münden mit Einzeichnungen von Truppenstellungen bei Sandershausen und Staufenberg-Lutterberg zu den Schlachten im Jahre 1758. - Mittig Kassel. - Oben links Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Unten rechts Titelkartusche. Am 23. Juli 1758 wurde in einem Gefecht bei Sandershausen das aus Hessen und Hannoveranern bestehende Korps des hessen-kasselschen Generals Graf Johann Casimir von Isenburg-Birstein von einer Abteilung des französischen Armeekorps Herzog von Broglie unter dessen Befehl im Gefecht bei Sandershausen geschlagen.

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        Die electrische Medicin oder die Kraft und Wirkung der Elektricität in dem menschlichen Körper und dessen Krankheiten besonders bey dgelähmten Gliedern aus Vernunftsgründern erläutert und durch Erfahrung..

      Regensburg, verlegts Johann Leopold Montag, 1766, 4, 4 Bl., 84 pp., 1 Frontispice, Pappband die Tafel leider etwas weniger leicht angeschnitten wie im Nachdruck, frisches und feines Exemplar! Zweite Ausgabe der "Kraft und Wirkung der Elektricität in dem menschlichen Körper und dessen Krankheiten, besonders bey gelähmten Gliedern us.w." "Der Regensburger Arzt Johann Gottlieb Schäffer (1720-1795) fasste in seinem Lehrbuch "Die Electrische Medicin" (1752, 2. Auflage 1766) den theoretischen und praktischen Stand der zeitgenössischen Elektrotherapie zusammen. Wie Kratzenstein hielt Schäffer die "Kongestionen" des Blutes durch die elektrische Kur für heilbar. Hauptindikation seien jedoch die "gelähmten Glieder". Angriffspunkte des Elektrisierens seien Muskeln und Nerven, welche alle Körperbewegungen verursachten. Dabei verhalte sich, so Schäffer, der Muskel zum Nerven wie das Rad einer Maschine zur Antriebskraft, welche dem "Nervensaft" oder "Nervengeist" entspreche. Die Elektrotherapie wurde somit neurophysiologisch begründet: "Was der Nervensaft natürlicherweise durch seinen Einfluss in die Muskeln thut das verrichtet die Electricität auf eine künstliche Art, und dieses alles um so mehr, weil die electrische Materie in vielen Stücken mit dem Nervensaft viele Aehnlichkeit und fast einerlei Eigenschaft zu besitzen scheint." Schäffer schildert, wie er durch Elektrotherapie einer 56-jährigen Frau "cholerischen Temperaments" helfen konnte, die durch einen "Schlagfluss" auf einer Seite gelähmt war: "Ich wickelte die, an die drey Flaschen gewundene, und im Wasser sich befindende, meßingene Kette um den gelähmten Fuß den gelähmten Arm aber brachte ich an die vor dem Bette in seidnen Schnüren schwebende metallene Röhre. Jedesmalen ließen sich nicht nur die Funken sehr lebhaft sehen, und mit einem dicken Knalle hören sondern auch bey jedem Schlage eines erregten Funkens bewegte sich der lahme Fuß. Diese electrische Erschütterung nahm ich fast täglich eine 4telstunde lang vor . . . Nach der ersten Woche merkte man . . ., daß die Empfindung in den gelähmten Gliedern sich wieder einstellete."Schäffers Vorschlag ist bemerkenswert, elektrisierte Substanzen als "electrische Arzney"- wie in einer Trinkkur - zu verabreichen: Wasser, Wein und Tee könnten leicht elektrisiert und dem Patienten dargereicht werden, wobei der elektrisierte Wein "einen viel stärkeren Geruch von sich giebt, auch eher berauschet, als ein unelektrisierter". Ähnliche Praktiken finden wir im Mesmerismus und Galvanismus wieder, wo zum Beispiel "magnetisiertes" beziehungsweise "galvanisiertes" Wasser als Lebenselexier angepriesen wurde." Schott Heinz Schott, Geschichte der Medizin: Elektrische Medizin - Funken der Aufklärung, Deutsches Ärzteblatt 98, Ausgabe 41 vom 12.10.2001

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        A few thoughts and matters of fact concerning Methodism. Offered to the consideration of the people who attend, encourage, and support Methodist teachers. To which is subjoined, an answer to a late pamphlet of Mr. Wesley against Mr. Erskine.

      Edinburgh: sold by W. Gray. 1766. 12mo., 22 + (2)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, unbound, with a tiny inkstamp of Edinburgh Public Library in lower blank margin of title and a further, rather larger, stamp in lower margin of p.22, nonetheless, a good copy. First and only edition. The answer is in reply to Mr. Wesley's Principles detected,> according to Green's Bibliography of Anti-Methodist publications.> 'In all the places (viz. Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh) I have access to know of, where Methodism has been introduced', writes Martin, 'the Teacher began with deliberate falsehood. This is a heavy charge! I am sorry it can be brought .....'. [p.4].

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        Wapenkaart, behelzende alle de wapens en naamen van de Edele Groot Achtbaare Heeren Veertigen der stad Leyden, geschikt naar den rang, waar in dezelve verkooren zyn zedert den 21 July 1449 tot den 21 July 1758 (.).

      - Leyden, Cornelis de Pecker, (1766). Later extended edition. Plano, oblong, 6 loose sheets. Good condition, edges slightly frayed. On title page in ink: 'tot 21 January 1766': possibly written by Ryckhuysen. Signed at the last heraldic sheet by G. van Ryckhuysen. 43 x 56 cm. Title printed in black and red in an ornamental border, 1 large engraved dedication with large city-ams of Leiden, 4 sheets with in total 775 coats-of-arms (until 1766), 2 pag. register. HP12

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        Wapenkaart, behelzende alle de wapens en naamen van de Edele Groot Achtbaare Heeren Veertigen der stad Leyden, geschikt naar den rang, waar in dezelve verkooren zyn zedert den 21 July 1449 tot den 21 July 1758 (...).

      Leyden, Cornelis de Pecker, (1766). Later extended edition. Plano, oblong, 6 loose sheets. Good condition, edges slightly frayed. On title page in ink: 'tot 21 January 1766': possibly written by Ryckhuysen. Signed at the last heraldic sheet by G. van Ryckhuysen. 43 x 56 cm. Title printed in black and red in an ornamental border, 1 large engraved dedication with large city-ams of Leiden, 4 sheets with in total 775 coats-of-arms (until 1766), 2 pag. register.HP12.

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        Varias cataractam extrahendi methodos succincte exponit et ad orationem qua munus professoris medicinae extraordinarii clementissime sibi demandatum d. VIII. octobr. MDCCLXVI. ... D. August Gottlieb Richter.

      Goettingae, Literis Joannis Henrici Schulzii, 1766, Kl.4, 24 pp., 1 Kupferstichtafel, OBrosch. Tafel minimal angeschnitten. Sehr selten - erste und einzige Ausgabe August Gottlieb Richter's (1742-1812) ersten Abhandlung zur Staar-Ausziehung! "Mit der lateinischen Schrift über die verschiedenen Verfahren der Star-Ausziehung lud er zu seiner am 8.October 1766 abzuhaltenden Probe-Vorlesung "de dignitate chirurgiae cum medicina conjungendae" ein. Als Lehrer und Schriftsteller, Arzt entfaltete er eine unvergleichliche Thätigkeit. Bereits im Sommersemester 1767 hielt er, neben Vorlesungen über alle Zweige der Medizin und Chirurgie, ein Publicum über Augenkrankheiten, und wiederholte diese Vorlesung regelmäßig jedes 2. oder 3. Semester. Seine Schüler waren gefesselt und hingerissen." "Richter's Hauptverdienst besteht darin, dass er die deutsche Chirurgie, welche durch Heister und Platner zu einer Wissenschaft erhoben worden, aber in ihrer Ausübung ein Handwerk geblieben, in eine Kunst umwandelte, indem er eine innige Wiedervereinigung der Chirurgie mit der Medizin herstellte. .." Als Vater der deutschen Augenheilunde preist ihn 1811 Conrad J.M. Langenbeck, Prof. der Anatomie und Chirurgie von Göttingen." "Der sonst mit sarkastischen Bemerkungen nicht zurückhaltende Beer besprach in seiner Bibliotheca Ophthalmica die Veröffentlichungen Richters stets mit größter Anerkennung und bezeichnete ihn als Vater der deutschen Wundärzte, ja selbst als seinen eigenen Lehrer, obwohl er nie Göttingen aufgesucht hatte." Von besonderem Interesse sind die auf der Tafel abgebildeten 'deutschen Instrumente'. Richter schreibt selbst in seiner "Geschichte der Ausziehung des grauen Stars" (Chir. Bibl. 8/3) "Ich habe bereits 1766, nicht erst 1770, mein Messerchen in einem Programm beschrieben und abgebildet, und erst im Jahre 1772 mir durch einen meiner Schüler, der nach London reiste, Messer nach einem Muster, das ich ihm mitgab, in London verfertigen lassen"." Hirschberg"One of the most famous of German surgeons and ophthalmologists. In ophthalmology he rendered the special service of removing the cataract-extraction operation almost entirely from the hand of the intinerant quack and placing it in those of scientific surgeons." - WoodHirschberg 423-24 Münchow, p.330 Haller Bibl. Chir. II, 521 Beer Rep. III, 159 Hirsch-H IV, p.980 Becker Col. No.313 (only Engl. Ed., 1791).

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments..Combined with the Plates from the Liturgy of the Church of England..Bound with: The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      Cambridge: Joseph Bentham, 1766. A unique issue of the Book of Common Prayer (cf. Griffiths, Book of Common Prayer which shows only 1764 and 1765 versions). As is typical on editions printed before 1852, the thanksgiving for deliverance from the Gunpowder Plot and the Restoration of Charles II is present. The fifty-five engravings are chiefly from the gospels (the Engraving on the Parable of the Good Samaritan lacks 25% of its image). This copy notes the previous owner as "Martha Mirriam Home, Her Book, 1799". She married Thomas Beacall in Shropshire in 1805. In his will read in 1846 he was noted as a "Gentleman of Shrewsbury, Shropshire."In the back is pasted in a note that the book now belonged to their daughter Mary Leake who was born in 1811.While the book was trimmed for the fine leather binding, no text appears to be lacking. Also the Psalms in meter are bound in the back with a separate title page (Cambridge, 1758).

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        Journal of the Votes and Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Colony of New York, 1691-1765

      Printed by Hugh Gaine, at his Book-Store and Printing Office, at the Bible & Crown, in Hanover-Square, New York 1766 - First edition. Two volume set. Thick folios. Contemporary full calf. Binding is worn with the boards nearly detached, small bookplate on the front pastedowns, else a good sound set. Volume one prints the proceedings from April, 1691--September, 1743; volume two from November, 1743--December, 1765. This edition includes: "the act for reversing the attainder of Jacob Leisler and others," on the last leaf of volume one. An invaluable resource for the early political, social, and economic history of New York. ESTC W6332; Evans 9756, 10418. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time.

      London: Printed for T. Davies,, 1766. From the Restoration of K. Charles II. to the conclusion of the treaty of peace at Utrecht, in the reign of Queen Anne. To which is prefixed, a summary recapitulation of affairs in church and state, from King James I. to the Restoration in the year 1660. Together with the author's life, and some explanatory notes by the editor, his son, late one of the judges of his majesty's Court of Common Pleas. The whole revised and corrected by him. The third edition. 4 volumes, octavo (212 x 128 mm). Contemporary speckled sheep, richly gilt spines tooled with a repeated crescent-and-crescent-reversed motif interspersed with six-leaved flowers, red and green morocco twin labels, single line gilt border on sides, red speckled egdes. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Burnet by Simon François Ravenet after Sarah Hoadly. Short cracks to joints but all bindings sound, some scrapes to covers, a few gatherings in volume IV a little discoloured. A very good set. A lovely set in a very appealing period binding. First published in two volumes folio in 1724-34, Burnet's (1643–1715) History is one of the most important accounts of the period: "It engendered much excitement and clearly sold well in England, each volume going through a number of editions. In the following years several Dutch and French translations were published on the continent" (ODNB). Doctor Johnson considered it "very entertaining". Provenance: discreet book labels of Sir Robert Laurie (1764-1848), Admiral of the White, wounded fighting as a lieutenant at the Glorious First of June (1794); 20th century book plate of Robert Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and bibliophile, a discriminating collector of 18th-century literature in well-preserved contemporary bindings.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Arte cisoria o tratado del arte de cortar del cuchillo, que escrivió Don La da a luz, con licencia del Rey nuestro Señor, la Bibliotheca Real de San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid, Antonio Marin, 1766.

      1766 - In-8º mayor.- (12 h.) 197 p.- Portada enmarcada por orla tipográfica.- Texto con recuadro de doble filete.- Ilustrado con grabados en madera dentro del texto.- Encuadernación antigua en becerro bordeaux, tapas enmarcadas por orla dorada; lomo rehecho posteriormente, orla interior dorada; bordes con ligeros desgastes pero impecable estado interior. PALAU, 369452. SALVÁ, 4069. VICAIRE, 864-865 (the earliest known work devoted to carving”. OBERLÉ: “De la plus grande rareté”. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Victor Aizenman (SLAM / ILAB)]
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        THE HOLY BIBLE Abridged: or, The History of the Old and New Testament. Illustrated with Notes, and adorned with Cuts. For the Use of Children. The Sixth Edition.

      London: J. Newbery. 1766. [Price Six-pence bound.]. vii, [1 blank], [7], [1 blank], 176pp. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings. Original Dutch floral boards. Contained in a morocco-backed gilt folding box. Inscription on front free endpaper: 'Mary Pickard April 1776.' A fine copy. Roscoe J27(6) for a sixth edition dated 1764. This issue not recorded.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        Patent of nobility donated by Roman Empress Maria Theresia of Austria (1717-1780) to Gijsbert Antwerpen Verbrugge (1717-1777) wechsler zu Amsterdam. The patent of nobility allows Antwerpen Verbrugge to add Von Freyhoff to his family name.

      Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 22 November 1766. Full red linen with yellow silk ribbons. (20) pages on vellum. Manuscript, calligraphic text and lavishly engraved decorations in the margins, with coats-of-arms in the margins of the first 4 pages. Has protective fly leafs between the pages. One full-page hand painted coloured and gold coat-of-arms with the family motto (tandem bona causa triumphant). On the last page the signature of Empress Maria Theresia. One loose extra sheet outside the book containing a letter, handwritten in German, addressed to Antwerpen Verbrugge d.d. 21 March 1767. With Imperial wax seal in mint condition, 14 cm. diameter, in decorated embossed copper casing. The seal is attached to the book by the cord of the binding, which is made of copper and cloth wire. The copper has discoloured the red linen of the front cover. All in a metal case. This patent of nobility was donated by Roman Empress Maria Theresia of Austria to Gijsbert Antwerpen Verbrugge (van Freyhoff) (1717-1777), who was active as wechsler (banker) in Amsterdam and was a mennonite. He was son of a 'zeepsieder': soapmaker in Gouda. He married 'jonkvrouwe' Maria Hooft in 1741 (when Antwerpen Verbrugge apparently was active as canon (kannunik) of the chapter (kapittel) St. Pieter in Utrecht) and lived in Amsterdam and partly on an estate currently known as Gooilust in 's-Graveland. Antwerpen Verbrugge was closely associated to the Imperial court in Vienna through his banking firm Verbrugge & Goll. This firm provided funds to the imperial court since 1758. They started their activities for the imperial court when a previous engaged firm of the Amsterdam mayor Deutz was liquidated. He had provided funds based on the imperial quicksilver mines. These facts are explained in the patent of nobility and are confirmed by historic sources. According to the patent Antwerpen Verbrugge succeeded in liquidating the loans without any losses. Maria Theresia found herself forced to accept the services of Antwerpen Verbrugge again in 1765 and 1766 for two loans that the court direly needed. Both Johann Goll and Antwerpen Verbrugge were accepted into the nobility as token of appreciation of these services. Ever since these events the ties between both bankers, their firm and the imperial court became even closer. They were responsible for loans up to several million guilders. His associate Goll was infamous as a banker and was suspected of fraud and other criminal activities during his life. Antwerpen Verbrugge was entitled by Maria Theresia to add Von Freyhoff to his family name, which he did using the Dutch translation of 'von' being 'van'. H018.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time. Compiled by Various Authors; and Illustrated with Maps, Cuts, Notes, Etc. (Together With) The Modern Part of An Universal History.

      London: Osborne, Richardson et al., 1747 - 1766 - 65 volume set, 8 inches tall. An absolutely remarkable survival. The complete work in contemporary 18th century speckled calf with all the original labels, all the plates and with out any loss or damage and thus no repair whatsoever. The uniform bindings have raised bands, twin labels and gilt pallets and centre tools. Unusually the turn ins are mottled, an obscure feature but one I don't remember seeing before. The edges are all pink speckled. From the library and with the bookplate of the Marquess of Londonderry, the Dublin born British soldier, politician and nobleman. The Universal History is complete in 21 volumes, the Modern continuation complete in 44, making a total of 65 volumes. The work contains 109 engraved plates of which 35 are folding maps, 57 are folding plans and views and 17 are portraits. All are found in the first work, with the exception of one folding diagram from the second. A vast and exceptionally fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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