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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'.

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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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        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.

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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]

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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.

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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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        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]

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        Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time. 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.

      London: Printed for T. Davies, 1766 - 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. 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. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Burnet by Simon François Ravenet after Sarah Hoadly. 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. Lowndes II p. 320.

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        Karte von Asien.

      Artist: Reilly Franz Johann Joseph (-1820) Vienna; issued in: Vienna; date: ca 1795 1766 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Some restoration at lower centerfold; size (in cm): 47 x 62,5; description: Map shows total Asia with inset map of the peninsula Tschuktschen; - 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.Reillys 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 Schraembls work as his model, at least in part.

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        Stadtplan, mit Umgebung, am untern Rand 5 Ansichten von Schlössern der Umgebung, "Prospect und Grundriss der Stadt und Universität Iena nebst der herum liegenden angenehmen Gegend und denen ruinirten Bergschlössern .".

      - altkol. Kupferstich b. Homann Erben, dat. 1766, 54,5 x 44,5 (H) Plan von Jena und der näheren Umgebung, zeigt des Tal der Saale von Kahla im Süden bis Camburg im Norden, von Apolda im Westen bis Bürgel und Stadtroda im Osten. Oben links die Titelkartusche, rechts oben eine weitere Kartusche mit Erklärungen von 1-30, am unteren Rand 5 ebenfalls altkol. Ansichten der Schlösser: Lobedaburg, Greifberg, Windberg, Kirchberg und Gleisberg. Allseitig angerändert.

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        Guide du maréchal, ouvrage contenant une connoissance exacte du Cheval, & la manière de distinguer & de guérir ses maladies. Ensemble un Traité de la ferrure qui lui est convenable

      A Paris, chez Lacombe, 1766, in-4, XII-435-[1] pp, 10 pl. (numérotées 1 à 9, avec une pl. 6A et une 6B), veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre grenat, Dix belles planches dépliantes gravées sur cuivre représentant le cheval, son anatomie, son squelette et les différentes parties étudiées dans l'ouvrage ; la planche 3 est imprimée en trois couleurs, noir, bleu et rouge. Édition originale de cet ouvrage sera par la suite souvent réimprimé au format in-8. Philippe Etienne Lafosse, dit le fils (1738-1820), vétérinaire distingué, auteur d'un très important Cours d'hippiatrique (1774) fut l'un des premiers correspondants de l'Institut. Légères éraflures, dos usé. Déchirures sans manque à la planche n° 3, quelques salissures et petites taches d'encre. Mennessier II, 20.

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        THE MELANCHOLY NARRATIVE OF THE DISTRESSFUL VOYAGE AND MIRACULOUS DELIVERANCE OF CAPTAIN DAVID HARRISON, OF THE SLOOP PEGGY, OF NEW-YORK, ON HIS VOYAGE FROM FYAL, ONE OF THE WESTERN ISLANDS, TO NEW YORK.

      London. 1766. - [2],67pp. Half title. Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth boards, spine gilt lettered. A few small scuffmarks to spine, boards slightly rubbed. Light tanning, occasional faint foxing. A very good copy. A truly horrifying narrative by the captain of a ship engaged in the wine trade to Madeira out of New York in the late colonial period. Capt. Harrison picked up a cargo of wine and brandy in the fall of 1765, and while returning to New York lost most of his masts and sails in a series of storms. Supplies dwindled, and eventually the crew, maddened by drink, murdered a Black slave and ate him. Harrison, who took no part, describes the tragedy in detail, including the cooking methods (stewed in wine, then broiled). Lots had been drawn for the execution of a second member of the crew to serve as fodder when the ship, Susanna, in the Virginia trade, found the Peggy and saved her crew. In London, Harrison made statements about the affair for insurance purposes, printed here, and this fearsome account was published. A rare narrative. SABIN 30551.

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        The Philosophy of History

      London - L Allcock, 1766 Book. GOOD ONLY due to. Hardcover. A philosophical work by the prominent French Enlightenment author. Needs rebacking but a good copy with wide marginsVoltaire was a nom-de-plume of Francois-Marie Arouet. First thus, this is the first English translation of this work. With a bookplate for Hodgson's circulating library to the front pastedown. The French edition of this work was published in 1765 under the title 'La Philosophie de L'Histoire'. It was published under the pseudonym of L'Abbe Bazin in order to protect Voltaire from persecution. This copy has the page '44' numeration printed upside down and page '93' printed as '39. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, rubbed. Loss to the front board due to rubbing. Further loss to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Crack down the centre of spine causing binding to split. Work is held together by one cord only and is at a risk of splitting entirely to two pieces. Front hinge is strained but firm. Subscription to Hodgson's circulating library plate to the front pastedown. Prior owner's inscription and possible shelf number label to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, binding is weak at pages 130-131 and held by one cord only due to the split in binding. It is probable that this will fail with further handling. Otherwise, the work is firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned, particularly to the edges. Occasional light scattered spots. Rear endpaper has been removed. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding..

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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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        Q. Curtii Rufi De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni historia bina sectione in capita divisa.

      Typis Januarii Migliaccio - Neapoli, NAPOLI 1766 - LATINO Volumetto della metà del '700 in 12°, buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso in pelle con caratteri e raffinata decorazione incisi in oro, piatti marmorizzati, abrasioni, bordo e punte leggermente consumati, volume lievemente imbarcato, fioritura sparsa, tagli, puntinati in verde, appena bruniti, pagine ben conservate. Su frontespizio delicata marca tipografica incisa in nero. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami. Bel capolettera in nero. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Miscellanies, In Prose And Verse

      London: Printed For The Author, 1766. First edition. Hardcover. Modern navy cloth spine and plain brown boards with white spine label. Near fine. 227 pages. 29 x 23 cm. The author, daughter of the late Admiral Yeo of Plymouth. Extensive Subscriber List, a mirror of elite personages including the Dukes of York and Gloucester. Neglected by her father at sea for long periods, left in the hands of an immature step mother, and wed to a drunkard who went bankrupt. She decries the double standard allowing men debauchery, whilst women receive "perpetual odium." Her apparent court connections provided support for her writing. Wide text margins, text overall fresh.

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        Voyages et Découvertes Faites par les Russes le long des côtes de la Mer Glaciale & sur l'Océan Oriental, tant vers le Japon que vers l'Amérique. On y a joint L'Histoire du Fleuve Amur Et des pays adjacens, depuis le conquête des Russes avec la Nouvelle

      Marc Michel Rey 1766 - Voyages et Découvertes Faites par les Russes le long des côtes de la Mer Glaciale & sur l'Océan Oriental, tant vers le Japon que vers l'Amérique. On y a joint L'Histoire du Fleuve Amur Et des pays adjacens, depuis le conquête des Russes avec la Nouvelle Carte qui présente ces Découvertes & le cours de l'Amur, dressée sur des mémoires authentiques, publiée ar l'Académie des Sciences de St. Pétersbourg, & corrigée en dernier lieu. Ouvrages traduits de l'Allemand de Mr. G. P. MULLER, par C. G. F. DUMAS.2 volumes in-12 ( 170 X 100 mm ) de X-( 1 f.n.c. )-388 pages et IV-207 pages-( 12 ff.n.c. de table et catalogue ), plein veau havane, dos lisses ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin grenat, tranches jaspées ( Reliures de l’époque ). EDITION ORIGINALE française bien complète de sa grande carte dépliante in-fine des découvertes qui détaille, entre autres, le bassin de l'Ob et confirme l'existence jusqu'alors contestée du passage maritime entre l'Asie et l'Amérique et qui porte aujourd'hui le nom de "Détroit de Bering". BEL EXEMPLAIRE de cet ouvrage fondamental, "indispensable à l’histoire de la Découverte et de l’exploration dans le Pacifique Nord" ( Sabin ). Voyages Explorations Marine Histoire Sciences Géographie Cartes Atlas Groenland Arctique [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Utopian Literature] Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum Novam Telluris Theoriam Ac Historiam Quintae Monarchiae Adhuc Nobis Incognitae Exhibens e Bibliotheca B. Abelini

      Hafinae & Lipsiae [Copenhague and Lipsig]: Printed By Pelt, Friedrich Christian, 1766. Early Reprint. Full Leather. Near Fine+. Small 8vo: [10],360pp, with portrait frontispiece, engraved title-page, folding map and six full-page plates engraved by Brühl (the 1741 first edition, published in Copenhagen, contained only 3 three plates in addition to the frontispiece). Contemporary dark brown mottled sheep, elaborately gilded spine sewn on five bands green and tan lettering pieces gilt, red paste-paper end papers, marbled edges. Spine rubbed with some loss of gilt, else an extremely pleasing and collectible copy of this satirical romance in the style of Gulliver's Travels by the father of Danish literature ("Holberg found Denmark with no books, and he wrote a library for her." Encyclopædia Britannica). Internally fine and bright with excellent plate impressions. Hoover 425. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1114. Gove, pp. 303-305; Stammhammer II, p. 171. Fourth Edition, in Latin. This highly imaginative Swiftian journey to a fifth underground continent went through some 60 editions, was translated into many languages and ranks among the most popular novels of the 18th century. Among utopian works, only Gulliver's Travels was more popular. According to Lewis (Utopian Literature, p. 92), Niels Klim is the first important fictional use of the astronomer Edmond Haley's theory (suggested in a paper published by the Royal Society in 1692) that the planets form an arrangement of concentric spheres surrounding the sun with openings at the poles through which access to hidden worlds is possible. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Sammlung der besten Reisebeschreibungen. - [33 Bände].

      33 Bände (von 34 - es fehlt der erste Band). - Enthalten sind Reisebeschreibungen von James Cook, Samuel Wallis, Philipp Carteret, John Byron, Alexander Drummon, Erich Pontoppidan, Friedrich Ludwig Norden, Reinhold Forster, Georg Forster... - Band 2: "Die Reisen Alexander Drummons", "Beschreibung der Stadt Aleppo und der umliegenden Gegend" von Alexander Russel sowie "Die Reisen des Herrn Hanway durch Rußland, Persien und andre Länder von Europa, zur Stiftung eines Handels am Caspischen Meere". - Band 3: "Die norwegische Natur-Geschichte" von Erich Pontoppidan und "Reisen durch Ägypten und Nubien" von Friedrich Ludwig Norden. - Band 4: Bericht zu John Byrons Weltumseglung [von John Hawkesworth?]. - Band 5: "Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1766, [1]767 und [1]768" von Samuel Wallis. Mit den zwei Falttafeln 'Anzeige, wie weit die bekanntesten Landspitzen in der magellanischen Straße von einander entfernt liegen' und 'Tabelle, aus welcher die Längen und Breiten verschiedner Hafen und anderer Gegenden auf offener See, nebst der jedesmal beobachteten Abweichung der Magnetnadel zu ersehen sind". - Band 6: "Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1766, 1767, 1768 und 1769" von Philipp Carteret. - Band 7:"Reise um die Welt, des Lieutenants J. Cook, Befehlshaber des englischen Schiffs der Endeavour in den Jahren 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771" (1.-16. Hauptstück). Vorwort von John Hawkesworth. - Band 8: "Fortsetzung der Beschreibung von Kapitän Cook's Reise um die Welt" (17.-31. Hauptstück). - Band 9: "Fortsetzung der Beschreibung von Kapitän Cook's Reise um die Welt" (2. bis 7. Hauptstück - so vollständig). - Band 10: "Fortsetzung der Beschreibung von Kapitän Cook's Reise um die Welt" (8.-13. Hauptstück). - Band 11: "Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster's und seines Sohns Georg Forster's Reise um die Welt unternommen und während den Jahren 1772 bis 1775 in dem vom Kapitän J. Cook kommandirten Schiffe The Revolution ausgeführt" (1.-8. Hauptstück). - Band 12: "Fortsetzung von: Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster's und seines Sohns Georg Forster's Reise um die Welt unternommen und während den Jahren 1772 bis 1775 in dem vom Kapitän J. Cook kommandirten Schiffe The Revolution ausgeführt" (9.-14. Hauptstück). - Band 13: "Fortsetzung von: Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster's und seines Sohns Georg Forster's Reise um die Welt unternommen und während den Jahren 1772 bis 1775 in dem vom Kapitän J. Cook kommandirten Schiffe The Revolution ausgeführt" (1.-5. Hauptstück). - Band 14: "Fortsetzung von: Dr. Johann Reinhold Forster's und seines Sohns Georg Forster's Reise um die Welt unternommen und während den Jahren 1772 bis 1775 in dem vom Kapitän J. Cook kommandirten Schiffe The Revolution ausgeführt" (6.-11. Hauptstück). - Band 15: "England" von Johann Wilhelm Daniel von Archenholz. - Band 16: "Italien" von Johann Wilhelm Daniel von Archenholz. - Band 17: "Dritte und letzte Reise um die Welt des Lieutenants J. Cook, Befehlshaber der königlichen Korvette die Resoluzion, in den Jahren 1776 bis 1778". - Band 18: "Fortsetzung der dritten und letzten Reise um die Welt des Lieutenants J. Cook: Befehlshaber der königlichen Korvette die Resoluzion, in den Jahren 1776 bis 1778". - Band 19: "Die Engländer in Indien. Nach [Robert] Orme" von Johann Wilhelm Daniel von Archenholz. - Band 20: "Engländer in Indien: Nach [Robert] Orme" von Johann Wilhelm Daniel von Archenholz (= Des neunzehnten Bandes zweite Abtheilung). - Band 21: "Reisen durch Spanien und Portugal: Erste Abtheilung". - Band 22: "Reisen durch Spanien und Portugal: Zweite Abtheilung". - Band 23: "Neueste Reisen durch Frankreich: Vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Naturgeschichte, Ökonomie, Manufakturen und Werke der Kunst. Erste Abtheilung" von Johann Jakob Volkmann. - Band 24: "Neueste Reisen durch Frankreich: Vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Naturgeschichte, Ökonomie, Manufakturen und Werke der Kunst. Zweite Abtheilung" von Johann Jakob Volkmann. - Band 25: "Neueste Reisen durch Frankreich: Vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Naturgeschichte, Ökonomie, Manufakturen und Werke der Kunst. Dritte Abtheilung" von Johann Jakob Volkmann. - Band 26: "Neueste Reisen durch England: Vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Kunstsammlungen, Naturgeschichte, Ökonomie, Manufakturen und Landsitze der Großen. Erste Abtheilung" von Johann Jakob Volkmann. - Band 27: "Neueste Reisen durch England: Vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Kunstsammlungen, Naturgeschichte, Ökonomie, Manufakturen und Landsitze der Großen. Zweite Abtheilung" von Johann Jakob Volkmann. - Band 28: "Neueste Reisen durch England: Vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Kunstsammlungen, Naturgeschichte, Ökonomie, Manufakturen und Landsitze der Großen. Dritte Abtheilung" von Johann Jakob Volkmann. - Band 29: "Neueste Reisen durch England: Vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Kunstsammlungen, Naturgeschichte, Ökonomie, Manufakturen und Landsitze der Großen. Vierte Abtheilung" von Johann Jakob Volkmann. - Band 30: "Neueste Reisen durch Spanien: Vorzüglich in Ansehnung der Künste, Handlung, Ökonomie, und Manufakturen [...]. Erste Abtheilung" von Johann Jakob Volkmann. - Band 31: "Neueste Reisen durch Spanien: Vorzüglich in Ansehnung der Künste, Handlung, Ökonomie, und Manufakturen [...]. Zweite Abtheilung" von Johann Jakob Volkmann. - Band 32: "Engländer in Indien: Nach [Robert] Orme" von Johann Wilhelm Daniel von Archenholz (= Des neunzehnten Bandes dritte Abtheilung). - Band 33: "Des Herrn Baron von Tott Nachrichten von den Türken und Tataren mit H. v. Peyssonnel's Verbesserungen und Zusätzen. Ersten Abtheilung. - Band 34: "Des Herrn Baron von Tott Nachrichten von den Türken und Tataren mit H. v. Peyssonnel's Verbesserungen und Zusätzen. Zweite Abtheilung". ---- Mit dem Exlibris für F.Z.M. Hauslab (d.i. Franz von Hauslab) auf den vorderen Vorsatzblättern verso (Wappen der Familie Hauslab). - Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, das Rückenleder im Bereich der Deckel mit Minierspuren (teils mit kleinen Ausbrüchen). Die vorderen Vorsatzblätter und Nachbarblätter ebenfalls teils mit Minierspuren. Einige wenige Seiten mit Anstreichungen in zartem Bleistift, sonst gute Exemplare.

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        THE MELANCHOLY NARRATIVE OF THE DISTRESSFUL VOYAGE AND MIRACULOUS DELIVERANCE OF CAPTAIN DAVID HARRISON, OF THE SLOOP PEGGY, OF NEW-YORK, ON HIS VOYAGE FROM FYAL, ONE OF THE WESTERN ISLANDS, TO NEW YORK

      London, 1766. [2],67pp. Half title. Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth boards, spine gilt lettered. A few small scuffmarks to spine, boards slightly rubbed. Light tanning, occasional faint foxing. A very good copy. A truly horrifying narrative by the captain of a ship engaged in the wine trade to Madeira out of New York in the late colonial period. Capt. Harrison picked up a cargo of wine and brandy in the fall of 1765, and while returning to New York lost most of his masts and sails in a series of storms. Supplies dwindled, and eventually the crew, maddened by drink, murdered a Black slave and ate him. Harrison, who took no part, describes the tragedy in detail, including the cooking methods (stewed in wine, then broiled). Lots had been drawn for the execution of a second member of the crew to serve as fodder when the ship, Susanna, in the Virginia trade, found the Peggy and saved her crew. In London, Harrison made statements about the affair for insurance purposes, printed here, and this fearsome account was published. A rare narrative. SABIN 30551.

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        A farther appeal to the unprejudiced judgment of mankind, in behalf of the Indians. In two parts. Containing, I. Animadversions upon some late arguments of a Right Reverend Prelate of the Church of England, in reference to our sending missionaries from hence to convert the Indians. Written in the year 1760. II. Thoughts upon the proper means and measures of converting the Indians to true Christianity. Written in the year 1764. ..... To which are added, considerations relative to the subject of the foregoing proposals, particularly that of appointing Bishops or Superintendents in our colonies abroad. By Another Hand.

      London, A. Millar. 1766. 8vo., (2) + 79 + (1)pp., wanting the half-title, in later, but not recent, blue card covers with ms title in ink on upper cover. A very good copy from the Bibliotheca Lindesiana of James Lindsay, Earl of Crawford> (1847-1913) with its armorial bookplate and shelf number. First and only edition. John Jones (1700-1770), 'religious controversialist', possibly the author of the first two parts, is so identified by Daniel Whitten in cataloguing the Harvard copy. It is interesting to note the beginning of the Appendix (p. 70) which starts with the observation: 'Since the foregoing papers were sent to the press, some incidents have happened in our American colonies, which seem to render the sending them bishops at this juncture, an unseasonable experiment. There are disturbances among them upon account of the stamp duties; and we are told likewise in the public prints, that the project of sending bishops into those parts is an additional cause of their uneasiness; and no sooner was the first news received of the opposition made at Boston to the stamps, that it was concluded by all sober and sensible men, that the episcopizing project would be dropped'.

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        The castle of Otranto, a Gothic story

      London: printed for William Bathoe in the Strand, , M.DCC.LXVI. [1766]. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Near Fine+. 8vo: xxiv, 200pp. Beautifully rebound by Fitterer in period style, with chestnut calf spine in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt, hand-marbled paper-covered boards, end papers renewed. A Fine binding, text block Near Fine, lightly spotted and moderately browned, first few leaves washed and so whiter then the rest. Hazen, Walpole, p.55. Gordon, Landmarks in English Literature, p. 15. PMM 211. The Third Edition (so stated), published one year after Bathoe’s first. After Bathoe's death, in 1768, the sheets of this edition were taken over by John Murray and reissued with a cancel title page marked Third Edition and dated 1769. (Hazen) "On Christmas Eve 1764, a small book appeared in London with the title: 'The Castle of Otranto, A Story, translated by William Marshall, Gent. From the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto.' The Preface explained that the book, which had been printed in black letter at Naples in 1529, had been found 'in the library of an ancient Catholic family in the north of England'. . . . This much was obfuscation, though of an interesting kind, since the story was actually written by Horace Walpole, the aristocratic son of Sir Robert Walpole, the political superman of the early eighteenth century, and on his own account an antiquary, art historian and letter-writer. When the work was republished a year later it was still anonymous, but some initials to the accompanying sonnet gave away the author's identity. In the Preface to the second edition, in which the explanation 'A Gothic Story' is added to the title page, Walpole . . . explains the story as an attempt to blend the ancient style of romance, where 'all was imagination and improbability,' with the modern style in which 'nature is always intended to be […] copied with success.' . . . Overblown, outrageous, cheerfully unstable and in some ways silly as it is, Otranto was hugely innovative and influential, and remains an indispensable document in the history of the gothic and of proto-romantic literature." (The Literary Encyclopedia) "'The Castle of Otranto,' wrote Sir Walter Scott, 'is remarkable not only for the wild interest of the story, but as the first modern attempt to found a tale of amusing fiction upon the basis of the ancient romances of chivalry.' . . . Its influence on Poe is manifest, and it has survived in such novels as Bram Stoker's Dracula and in modern mystery stories and horror films." (PMM) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica nec non Ascetica, Polemica, Rubricistica, Historica de principalioribus, & fere omnibus, quae in dies occurrunt, nec penes omnes facile, ac prompte reperiri possunt, et utroque jure, Summorum Pontificum Constitutionibus,. accurate collecta, adaucta, in unum Redacta, & Ordine Alphabetico Congesta, ac in octo tomos distributa. Post plures italicas editio postrema absolutissima innumeris locis ad Auctorum fidem magno labore restituta.

      Curis et Sumptibus Societatis Venetae 1766 - 1768, Romae - 8 voll. in 4 tomi in-folio (393x250mm), pp. XXIV, 318; (2), IV, 387; 342; (2), 379; 311; 424, (2); 311; 424, (2); 418; (2), VI, 230, (2); solida legatura novecentesca m. pergamena e angoli con titolo in oro su doppio tassello bicromo ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. Testo bicolonne, fregi xilografici in xilografia, testatine e cul-de-lampe istoriati in xilografia. Ex-libris moderno. Sparsi aloni d'umido, ma nell'insieme ottimo esemplare. Ristampa romana riveduta e aumentata (la prima edizione è di Bologna, 1746) di questa imponente compilazione di diritto canonico e scibile ecclesiastico del Ferraris (Solero, Alessandria, 1687-Alessandria, 1763) disposta in comodo ordine alfabetico e basata su moltissime sentenze della Sacra Rota e costituzioni pontificie e su centinaia di fonti giuridiche e teologiche, interpretate in senso cautamente probabilistico e avverso alle opinioni estreme. Il Ferraris, frate francescano e uomo di amplissima erudizione, insegnò nel convento di San Bernardino della sua città e fu qualificatore del Sant'Uffizio, lettore giubilato, provinciale del suo ordine, esaminatore sinodale. Cfr. (varie edizioni): Brunet, I, 1253; Graesse, II, 571; Camus & Dupin, 31. Cfr. Aniceto Chiappini in Enciclopedia Italiana, XV, p. 57 (data la scarsità di notizie sul Ferraris egli attinse i pochi cenni contenuti in tale voce a documenti di conventi francescani del Piemonte). Latino

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        VOYAGES depuis St. Petersbourg en Russie, dans diverses contrées de l'Asie; à Pékin, à la suite de l'ambassade envoyée par le Czar Pierre I, à Kamhi, Empereur de la Chine; à Ispahan en Perse, avec l'ambassade du même Prince, à Schah Hussein, Sophi de Perse; A Derbent en Perse, avec l'armée de Russie, commandée par le Czar en personne; à Constantinople, par ordre du Comte Osterman, chancelier de Russie, & de M. Rondeau, ministre d'Angleterre à la cour de Russie. On y a joint une description de la Sibérie, & une carte des deux routes de l'auteur entre Moscou & Pékin. Par Jean Bell d'Antermony. Traduits de l'anglois par M*** (Eidous). Avec des remarques historiques, géographiques, &c.

      Robin 1766 - 3 vol. in-12 de 2 ff.n.ch. de VIII à XII 407 pp., 2 ff.n.ch. 362 pp. et 2 ff.n.ch. 332 pp. 2 ff.n.ch., veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges. Edition originale française (Cordier : Bibl. Sinica 2094 - Querard I, p. 260 - Boucher de La Richarderie I, pp. 196 - Wilson p. 17). Voyage entrepris pour rectifier des positions géographiques erronées dans les cartes des pays traversés. On y trouve aussi des notions en botanique et zoologie. Bel exemplaire orné d'une grande carte de la route entre Moscou et Pékin, tenue par S. E. Leoff Vassilich Ismayloff en 1719-20 et 1721. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 9 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. Ldr. d. Zt. mit 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 stark beschabt und bestoßen und mit kleineren Fehlstellen. Innen sauber und frisch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'Esprit de la Législation pour encourager l'Agriculture, &c. Deux dissertations, dont l'une a été couronnée par la Société oeconomique de Berne, l'autre a mérité l'accessit.

      chez la Société typographique, Berne 1766 - In-8 de (2)-VI-380 pp., basane havane, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin brun (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Recueil de deux mémoires sur l'agriculture décorés en 1764 par la Société Economique de Berne : « On ne pouvait poser de question plus importante dans une Société formée pour encourager l'agriculture, les arts et le commerce que celle dont Monsieur le comte Mniszech a fait choix, quel devroit être l'esprit de la législation pour favoriser l'agriculture, & relativement à ce premier objet la population, les arts, les métiers et le commerce ? La Société oeconomique de Berne a été appellée à juger définitivement sur les mémoires présentés pour concourir à ce prix ». Esprit de la législation pour encourager l'agriculture, la population, les manufactures & le commerce, par M. J. Bertrand Pasteur à Orbe membre de la Société ?conomique de Berne ; Memoire, que plusieurs membres de la Société ont jugé digne de remporter le prix, par M. Benjamin Carrard d'Orbe, ministre du St. Evangile. Ex-libris manuscrit à l'encre du temps « N. Wouken ». Coiffes usées, mors fendus. INED, 466 ; Einaudi, I, 472 ; Coquelin et Guillaumin, I p. 47 ; inconnu de Kress. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Choix de poésies allemandes [Avec] Daphnis et le premier navigateur [Avec]

      Paris (deux premiers textes)|et Lyon: Humblot,|Vincent et Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1766. Fine. Humblot,Vincent et Jean-Marie Bruyset, Paris (deux premiers textes) et Lyon 1766, 1764 et 1762, in-12 (10x16,5cm), xliv ; 408pp. ; ix (3) et xvj ; 455pp. et (4) 400pp. et (4) 399pp. et xix ; 244pp. xlvj (2) 154pp. (4), 3 ouvrages reliés en 5 volumes. - A frontispiece engraved by De Longueil according Watelet and 4 as jewels engraved by Watelet choice for poems (cf. Cohen, col. 500). A frontispiece engraved by Watelet after Pierre, 5 head engraved vignettes by Marguerite Le Comte (4) and Watelet (1) and a cul-de-lamp Daphnis (see Cohen, col. 436). Frontispiece, 10 thumbnails head and two cul-de-lamp engraved by Watelet for Idylls (see Cohen, col. 431). Binders of the time right calf granita time. Back smooth decorated with cold nets, unidentified figures golden tail. Cold net framing the boards. All red sprinkled edges. Small hole in the white of the title of Volume III. A tear without missing on the false title of Volume II. Small crack with a lack of skin joints. The Germoniere library, with its engraved bookplate. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelles éditions. Un frontispice gravé par De Longueil d'après Watelet et 4 fleurons de titre gravés par Watelet pour les Choix de poésies (cf. Cohen, col. 500). Un frontispice gravé par Watelet d'après Pierre, 5 vignettes en tête gravés par Marguerite Le Comte (4) et Watelet (1) et un cul-de-lampe pour Daphnis (cf. Cohen, col. 436). Un frontispice, 10 vignettes en tête et 2 culs-de-lampe gravés par Watelet pour les Idylles (cf. Cohen, col. 431). Reliures de l'époque en plein veau granité de l'époque. Dos lisses ornés de filets à froid, chiffres dorés non-identifiés en queue. Filet à froid en encadrement des plats. Toutes tranches mouchetées rouges.  Petit trou dans le blanc du titre du tome III. Une déchirure sans manque sur le faux-titre du tome II. Petite fissure avec manque de peau à un mors. De la bibliothèque La Germonière, avec son ex-libris gravé.  

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