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        Istoria civile del regno di Napoli / di Pietro Giannone, giureconsulto, ed avvocato Napoletano . [complete in 5 volumes]

      In Venezia MDCCLXVI. : Presso Giambatista Pasquali 1766 - Description: 5v., frontis., 1 plate ; 26.5cm. Subjects: Naples (Kingdom) -- History -- Early works to 1800. Contents: t. 1. La polizia del regno sotto Romani, Goti, Greci, e Longobardi -- t. 2. La polizia del regno sotto Normanni, e Suevi -- t. 3. La polizia del regno sotto Angioini, ed Aragonesi -- t. 4. La politia del regno sotto Austriaci. Notes: Pagination: t.1: [20], 411, [1] p. ; t.2: [2], 152 (452 is misnumbered as 152) p. ; t.3: [4], 339 (439 is misnumbered as 339), [1] p. ; t.4: vii, [1], 511, [1] p.Signatures: t.1: [pi]4 *6 A-3D4 3E6 ; t.2: [pi] A-3K4 ; t.3: [pi] A-3I4 ; t.4: a4 A-3S4. Engraved title page vignette, with the motto "Litterarum Felicitas". Engraved initials, head- and tail pieces. Frontispiece portrait in t.1. of Pietro Giannone, signed "Baratti s." Title page in red and black. Text in double columns throughout. "Edizione accresciuta di note critiche, riflessioni, medaglie, e moltissime correzioni fatte dall' autore, che non si trovano nelle tre anteriori." --title page. Language: Italian. Fair to good copies bound in full contemporary gilt-blocked vellum. Gilt lettering somewhat faded on spine labels. Spine bands worn with some loss around the edges. Panel edges rubbed and worn as with age, with some surface wear and scuffs to boards and spine covers. Corners bumped. Scattered foxing, with some light tanning around the margins. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of Frederick William Irby with his bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Edition : PARIS, VINCENT, 1766 - Ou Tableau général des connaissances humaines : ouvrage recueilli des meilleurs auteurs, dans lequel on entreprend de donner une idée exacte des sciences les plus utiles, & de les mettre à la portée du plus grand nombre de lecteurs - Tome deux seul (sur deux), contient : De l'imagination et des arts qui ont leur source dans cette faculté, De l'homme considéré en société : De la morale, Des lois, De l'histoire, Des juifs et de la révélation - Une planche dépliante, bandeaux, lettrines - Reliure plein cuir, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre jaunes - Reliure légèrment frottée avec une épidermure en marge du premier plat, petit manque en coiffe de tete - Bel aspect - Publié sans nom d'auteur, attribution de Barbier 590 pages, in-8, 18 cm, relié. Bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London & New York. -1782. 1766 - 43pp., detailed below. Mostly folio. Most of the letters include integral blank leaf, docketed on verso. A few documents with significant paper loss, expertly repaired (though with some loss to text). Light scattered soiling, some minor offsetting. Overall, very good. In a red cloth portfolio case. An archive of business correspondence of Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary leader and later America's most famous traitor, shedding further light on his dubious character. The manuscripts present here all relate to Arnold's pre-Revolutionary business career and failure as a druggist and bookseller in New Haven, Connecticut, at a location a few blocks away from our present offices. Not a great deal seems to have been known about Arnold's early business ventures hitherto - the material available, for example, to Arnold’s principal modern biographer, Willard Sterne Randall, being comparatively scant. Arnold first entered business in 1761, and at first seems to have been successful. He visited London the next year, where he acquired stock on credit, and then set up shop on Chapel Street in New Haven under the famous sign (still preserved at the New Haven Historical Society): 'B. Arnold Druggist/ Bookseller &c./ From London/ Sibi Totique.' His biographer writes that, "His was more a department store than an apothecary, and fancier than a general store. . The only store of its kind in New Haven, it offered the usual herbs and medicines.but it specialized in luxuries" (Randall, p.38). While "for students across the green at Yale, he offered a rich assortment of books." Thus we find among his creditors many of the leading London publisher- booksellers of the day, including Thomas Longman himself, the map and printmaker Henry Overton, the Bible publishers Wright & Gill, and William Parker, proprietor of the radical GENERAL ADVERTISER. Later he also acquired a sloop and undertook trading voyages to the Caribbean and Canada. Most of these voyages, however, were devoted to smuggling rather than upstanding trade: "Benedict Arnold's business was secret by definition. To keep accurate records would have been self-destructive, yet not to engage to some degree of smuggling was all but impossible if such a business was to survive increasingly stringent British trade policies" (p.42). Despite these various enterprises, Arnold went bankrupt, owing some £16,000 when his business failed in the summer of 1766. The failure of Arnold's business was closely related to his support of the Patriot cause. He blamed his failure on the Sugar Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765, claiming they curtailed commerce. The evidence of this archive would suggest otherwise - that Arnold used these acts as an excuse for not settling debts he had no intention or ability to pay off. He first became active with the Sons of Liberty in mid-1766, and in January 1767 was involved in a notorious case of beating up a colonial tax collector. American liberty and Arnold's personal freedom from debt were to him, one and the same. In Randall's biography, Arnold is incorrectly described as having settled his debts and (Thomas Longman is incorrectly named as his principal creditor. In fact, Thomas Corbyn, from whose papers this archive derives, was Arnold's principal creditor and represented Arnold's creditors from the London end. These papers begin in July, 1766, after Arnold's failure. Unlike Arnold, Corbyn's business was rooted in Quaker honesty, as the entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography makes clear: "Corbyn's probity both at home and abroad was an important factor in the success of the firm.he frequently lent money to young men starting in business - and not infrequently lost it. . The life and career of Thomas Corbyn shows that the expanding drug trade of the eighteenth century was based on greater trust and probity than is often thought." To New York merchant Bernard Lintot, author of most of the letters to Corbyn, fell the unenviable task of dealing directly with Ar

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A VIEW OF THE EARTH: Being a Short But Comprehensive System of Modern Geography

      Printed for S. Crowder, London 1766 - The second edition, with additions and improvements; pp. [iv], 45 + [iii publisher's adverts]; engraved frontispiece map of the world, five further engraved plates of maps and one engraved plate of globes, ten engraved figures and diagrams within the text. Contemporary half textured calf binding with marbled paper boards, expertly restored with a new spine in matching style, re-corned. contents clean and tight, a few small marks/reading wear; frontispiece plate with a couple of short edge-tears expertly and inconspicuously repaired, a few corners re-tipped. A very good well-presented copy. Scarce. Size: Folio (21 x 32cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Terra Australis Cognita or, Voyages to the Terra Australis or Southern Hemisphere, during the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries. Containing an account of the manners of the people, and the productions of the countries, hitherto found in the southern latitudes; the advantages that may result from further discoveries on this great continent, and the methods of establishing colonies there, to the advantage of Great Britain. With a preface by the editor, in which some geographical, nautical, and commercial questions are discussed.

      Edinburgh Printed by A. Donaldson 1766 - First Edition of "Terra Australis Cognita" CALLANDER, John. Terra Australis Cognita: or, Voyages to the Terra Australis, or Southern Hemisphere, during the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries. Containing an account of the manners of the people, and the productions of the countries, hitherto found in the southern latitudes; the advantages that may result from further discoveries on this great continent, and the methods of establishing colonies there, to the advantage of Great Britain. With a preface by the editor, in which some geographical, nautical, and commercial questions are discussed. Edinburgh: Printed by A. Donaldson, 1766-1768. First edition, the variant issue of Volume I containing a dedication to Sir Laurence Dundas (no priority). Three octavo volumes in fours. v, [1], viii, 516; [4], ii, 692; iv, 745, [1, blank] pp. Bound without advertisements. With all three folding engraved maps by T. Phinn after Vaugondy; 'Straits of Magellan', 'General Chart of the Indian Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Southern World divided into Australasia and Magellanica' , and 'Reduced chart of Australasia' (each as frontispiece). Contemporary calf with red morocco gilt lettering labels and gilt volume numbers, band gilt ruled, edges sprinkled red. Some nearly invisible restoration to parts of the spines but otherwise a lovely copy. First edition of this very scarce and highly important collection of early voyages into the Southern hemisphere. The main source of this work is the French collection of voyages by Charles de Brosses (Paris, 1756). "As De Brosses had proposed that France settle Australia with her unwanted inhabitants, so Callander advises that the foundation of a colony be made on the island of New Britain as a suitable spot for the further exploration and settlement of the vast continent of New Holland, or Australia. He claimed that Australasia must fall to Great Britain because of her possession of sea power. Some of the forty-one narratives appear for the first time in English.[Callander] prefaces each article with a short introduction containing a description of the materials of which it is composed and an account of the writer. He omits many things that do not pertain to what immediately concerns Australia.But important journals, such as Magellan’s, Drake’s, Tasman’s, and some others he gives entirely. Also included are the accounts of Pedro Fernándes de Queirós, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, Francisco de Ulloa, Sir John Narbrough, Amédée François Frézier, Jacob Roggeveen, William Dampier, Lord Anson and others.The work is valuable both for its narrative and for its editorial comments" (Hill). Cox I, pp. 17-18. Hill II, p. 367-368. JCB III, 1494. Sabin 10053. HBS 65304. $20,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antiphonarium romanum de tempore et sanctis, ad normam Breviarii ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restituti, S. Pii V pontificis maximi jussu editi, Clementis VIII ac Urbani VIII auctoritate recogniti [.]. Editio omnium recentissima ac emendatissima.

      Venedig, ex typographia Balleoniana (Baglioni), 1766. - 478, CXXXVIII SS. Durchgehend in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit gest. Titelvignette (nach Zanchi). Blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Spuren von Schließen. Imperial-Folio (350:488 mm). Schönes, monumentales venezianisches Antiphonar im durchgehenden rot-schwarzen Notendruck. Auf kräftigem Papier und mit großen Typen gedruckt. - Einband etwas berieben und fleckig; Titel unbedeutend angestaubt. Am vorderen Innendeckel hs. Besitzvermerk: "Sub Guardianatu M. V. P.ris Caroli Sebenyi pro Sacris Comparatum Anno 1779no. Laudetur Deus!" ICCU DE\94102702247. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etrennes Françoises, Dédiées à La Ville De Paris, Pour L'année Jubilaire Du Règne De Louis Le Bien-Aimé, Comprenant Les Monuments Mémorables et Récents Érigés Dans La capitale.

      Chez Pierre-Guillaume Simon, Paris 1766 - Reliure contemporaine plein veau havane, dos lisse avec titres dorés, dans un emboitage marbré assorti. Pages consolidées, onglet refait, 68p, 1p. Sans le plan cité dans la page de titre. Orné de 3 planches d'armoiries, de 5 planches de médaillons par Saint Aubin gravées par Chenu, Duclos et Littret, numérotées I, II, III, IV et IV, et d'une estampe allégorique par Gravelot (avec une trace d'humidité). Eloge du Roi Louis XV au travers d'évènements de l'histoire de France et de Paris. Epitre Dédicatoire, Calendrier de l'Année 1766, Année jubilaire du règne de Louis XV, Etablissement de l'Ecole Royale Militaire, Inauguration de la statue équestre de louis XV, Les Nouvelles Halles aux grains et farines, La nouvelle Eglise de Sainte Geneviève, et enfin, le tableau Allégorique, pour l'Année jubilaire du règne de Louis le Bien-Aimé. Chacun de ces chapitres est accompagné d'une figure en médaillon, avec son interprétation allégorique. Le texte est présenté dans un encadrement. Bandeaux, culs de lampes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paralelle de la taille laterale...avec celle du lithotome-cache

      Amsterdam: Rey, 1766. 1st edition. Le Cat, Claude Nicolas (1700-1768). Parallele de la taille laterale . . . avec celle du lithotome-cache. 8vo. xiv, 16, 292, [12]pp. 7 folding plates. Amsterdam: Rey, 1766. 193 x 124 mm. Quarter sheep c. 1766, rubbed but internally fine. Gilt leather bookplate. <p>First Edition. Le Cat&#39;s summary work on the famous controversy between his gorgeret-cystitome and Frere Cume&#39;s lithotome-cache, which went on for 20 years. Famed in the sciences as well as surgery, Le Cat organized the Royal Academy of Sciences of Rouen and took on the likes of Haller and Rousseau in disputes. He invented several devices for lithotomy, of which the gorgeret-cystitome was the most ingenious. It was a multipurpose instrument that acted as a gorgeret when closed, a dilator when opened lengthways, and a lithotome when a blade was pushed out from its convex margin. To facilitate its use it had a button on the beak of the cystitome and the edges of the groove in the sound were turned in so that the blade could not become disengaged.</p><p> While Le Cat had the support of most lithotomists for his device, the lithotome-cache when suitably modified proved its worth over and above the doubtful reputation of the surgeon-priest Fr. Cume. Murphy, History of Urology, pp. 110-13, illustrating instruments. Leonardo. Hirsch. Kiefer 350. Wellcome III, p. 468. Waller 5658.</p>

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        Anweisung zum Mignaturmahlen, vermittelst deren diese Kunst gantz leicht und ohne Lehrmeister zu begreifen, nebst vielen raren und geheimen hierzu gehörigen Kunst-Stücken; ingleichen ein Planier- und Muschel-Gold und Silber, wie auch den rechten Chinesischen Verniß selber zu machen. Dritte Auflage.

      Leipzig, Johann Friedrich Junius, 1766. - (8), 112, (6) SS. Mit Holzschnittvignette am Titel. Lederband der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Marmorvorsätze. Dreiseitiger gesprenkelter Rotschnitt. 8vo. Dritte Ausgabe des Standardwerks der Restaurationskunde, mit sehr genauen Rezepten und Verfahren. "Zugrunde liegt das Miniaturbuch von Claude Boutet, das 1672 bis 1817 in mindestens 17 französischen Ausgaben erschien [.] Entspricht in allen Teilen der deutschen Ausgabe von 1688" (Schießl). - Recht selten; nur ein einziges Exemplar in den USA (Queens Univ. Library). Papierbedingt durchgehend etwas gebräunt. Aus der Sammlung des Wiener Brauindustriellen Josef Wünsch (1843-1916) mit seinem Exlibris am vorderen Innendeckel. Schießl 587. OCLC 46262706. Vgl. Engelmann (Bibl. mech.-tech.) 11 (nur 4. Aufl.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil des meilleures pieces du Mercure de France et de quelques autres ouvrages periodiques avec le precis des nouvelles et anecdotes litteraires. 1.-3. Jahrgang in jew. 12 Teile in 6 Bänden (alles Erschienene).

      Erlangen, Walther, 1766-68. - HLdr. d. Zt. mit roten RSchild. und RVergold. (etw. berieben, 1 RKante mit Wurmloch, 1 Kapital mit schmaler Fehlstelle). * Erste Ausgabe und vollständige Reihe der seltenen Zeitschrift. - Kirchner 4448. - Die interessantesten Berichte aus dem "Mercure" über Poesie, Theater, Kunst und Wissenschaften. - Stempel auf Vorsatz. Nahezu fleckfreies und dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poesie per l&#146;ingresso solenne di Sua Eccellenza il Signor Giovanni Colombo Cavaliere e Cancellier Grande.

      Venezia (Gianfrancesco Garbo) 1766 - (2), lx pp. Allegorical frontis., containing a portrait of the dedicatee within. Dedication with full-page engraved armorial device; 11 engraved allegorical vignettes throughout. Every page of the volume is set within elaborate rococo pictorial borders, in more than a dozen different designs. Lrg. 4to. Bound alla rustica in contemporary drab heavy wraps. The volume includes poetry by G.M. Manni and G.B. Vicini, as well as Gasparo Gozzi (critic and dramatist, brother of the playwright Carlo Gozzi), Ex-libris Peter A. Wick. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Plate 36 from the Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honorable William Hamilton

      Naples 1766 - William Hamilton Illustrated sheet from Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honorable William Hamilton Naples: 1766-1767 Aquatint engraving in black and terra-cotta ink 24 1/2&#148; x 34 1/2&#148; framed Sir William Hamilton was sent to Naples in 1764 as chief British envoy to the Bourbon King Ferdinand IV. Inspired by the cultural heritage of Italy, Hamilton developed a great passion for archaeology and the study of antiquities, and soon embarked on a project to publish illustrations of the objects that so fascinated him. Ferdinand IV, as official guardian of the treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum, encouraged the wealthy gentlemen of his kingdom to form private &#147;cabinets&#148; of antiquities. Some of these gentlemen hired their own workmen, while others bought from scavengers and displayed, or resold, a rich harvest of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, metalwork and other artifacts. Hamilton assembled just such a collection, and then chose the finest examples of excavated pottery art for his publication. Other objects came from the Royal Collection, lent generously by the Ferdinand IV. Hamilton was driven in his project by one particular ambition: he wanted to change completely and indelibly the taste of Europe, to &#147;.annihilate those Gothic forms which habit alone renders supportable.&#148; His Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities had two kinds of illustrations. The most famous are the narrative and pictorial plates, each one with decorative motifs taken from a vase, cup or plate. They exhibit the classical black and terra-cotta color scheme, with touches of accent coloring on some of the plates. The subject matter ranges, as it did on the original ceramic pieces, from activities of the mythical gods and creatures, to feasting and the daily life of ancient peoples. Each image is beautifully detailed and has rich border decorations. Hamilton also provided black and white perspective drawings of the pieces so that artists and craftsmen could follow the ancient forms &#147;with as much truth and precision as if he had the Originals themselves in his possession.&#148; In the end, Hamilton&#146;s acumen and persistence were rewarded. His book became a virtual dictionary of Classical form throughout the l8th and l9th centuries, while his collection became a cornerstone of the British Museum&#146;s Department of Classical Antiquities.

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        Europa garlanding the bull,woman above Eros flying ,Zeus and Aphrodite and Dionysus with Eros and Maenades

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving with original hand colour. 68x47 cms.Ample margins.The sceneis from an Apulian kalix -krater nowadays at theVaticanMuseo Gregoriano Etrusco. This vase was part of the Hamilton collection that was purchsed by the British museum.The drawings and cataloguing by Hancarville was intended forthe magnificent publication in four volumes. This is a masterpiece of graphic art that influenced deeply in the neo classical taste.Ref. Taschen publ pg 198-199.

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        Dionysiac procession with maenad and satyrs headed byHermes.

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving with original hand colour. 68x47 cm.Thescene represents a processiondecorating an attic black figured Hydria nowadays at the Museo Archeologico in Florence. This was one of the masterpieces of the Hamilton collection that remained with him and wasn t sold to the British museum like the core ofhis collection in 1772.A fine example of graphic art extremely influential in decoration, architecture and craftmanship of the neo- classical period in Europe. ref Taschen publ pg 242-243.

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        Satyrs and Maenads

      Naples ,Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving in original hand colour.68x47 cms.Ample margins.This imageis from an unidentified vase whose location is unknown nowadays.It has been pointed out that the scene has to do with some fragments of Euripides "Bacchae". A fine example of master graphic art of thsi amazing collection of engravings illustrating the vase collectionformed by Hamilton and in part sold to the British museum in 1772. ref Taschen publ pg 292-293.

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        Group of women and Eros sorrounded by women.

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving. Original hand coloured.68x47 cm. ample margins.The image shows Eros in a basin fountain sorrounded by women and at the left two women shaking hand.The image comes from an Apulian pelike vase nowadays at the Museo Civico of Catania. This was part of the collection assembled by Hamilton during his time in Naples as British ambassador. Hamilton an Hancarville published the entire collection before selling to the British museum in 1772.The work in 4 volumes was a magnificent example of graphic art of the Neo-classical period. Ref Taschen publ pg 170-171

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        Satyr, Nike and tthe bull tripod. Nike seated Dionysus and Maenad. man with flute andanother singing on a podium

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving by Carmine Pignatori.Original hand coloured. 68x47 cm.Ample margins. This engraving illustrates anAttic red figureKalix-Krater vase that nowadays is at the Museo Nazionale in Bologna. This item belonged to the Hamilton vase collection that in great part waspurchased by the British Museum in 1772. Hamilton and Hancarvilledrew and catalogued the entire collection before shipping itand the publication in four volumes was a success and a masterpiece of graphic art with deep influence in the neo classical taste. Ref Taschen publi pg 190 and folding.

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        Herakles and Dioscuri with women

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving with original hand colour.60x48 cms. Thesceneis from a Campanian hydria that nowadays is at TheBritish museum. The collection was assembled during a span of 30 years by Hamilton and sold to theBritish museum in 1772. Hamilton and Hancarville drew and catalogued the collection for publication.It was a sumptuous work only printed in 500 copies. The work is a masterpiece of graphic art and influenced craftmanship,architecture,furniture and the neo classical taste in general. Ref taschen publ pg 276-77-

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        Banquet scene with mean and women,oneplayingAulos

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67. - Engraving with original hand colour.47x35 cms.Fine quality and touches of violet and blue.Ths scene comesfrom an unidentified vase and present location is unknown. thisscene is described by Pindar in the Nemean odes IX. This engraving is from vol II of theHamilton s set that was published before selling the collection to the British museum in 1772. The collection was assembled during a 30 yearstime while in Napleslike British envoy.The influence of this work was pretty deep in theneoclassical tasteof architecture,decorative arts,painting etc. ref Taschen publ pg 272-273.

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        Animal frieze with goats and panthers

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving with original hand colour. 68x47 cms.Amplemargins. This decorationwas in aCorinthianpyxis nowadays at the British museum.This fine engraving by Carmine Pignatori comes from the very fine book produced byHamilton and Hancarville who drew and catalogued the entire collection before shipping toEngland.Hamilton sold thecollection for 8400 pounds in 1772 to the British museum being the foundation core of the greek vases collection of this institution.the engraving are a masterpiece of graphic art in itself. Ref Taschen publ pg 240-241.

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        Animal frieze

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67. - Double page engraving with originalhand colour. 67x47 cm. With ample margins. The engraving represents the decoration of a Corinthian Oinochoe vase. The firieze depicts panthers,boar, lion,goat,siren,stag and bulls. The vase is nowadays at the British museum. This was one of the vases coming with the huge collection assembled by William Hamilton during his office like ambassador atNaples and later sold to the British museum in 1772.Hamiltonjoint with Hancarville drew and catalogued the collectionto intendfor publication that resulted in a masterpiece of graphic art and very influential in the neo-classical european taste.

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        Oineus,Periboia,Diomedes and Agrios captive.Erynis rising from the ground

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Engraving with original hand colour.47x35 cms.The scenes belongs to a Paestan hydria nowadays at the British museum .Hamilton collected greek vases during his office as British envoy at Naples.Hancarville drew and catalogued the entire collection and published in 4 volumeswith a high degree of graphic art.The collection was subsequently sold to the British museum in 1772. The work wasvery influential in the architecture,decorative arts and paintings of the Neo classical period late in the XVIII c. Taschen vol pg 194-195.

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        Herakles fighting Centaurs and Iolaus at left

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Engraving with original hand colour.47x36 cms. Ample margins. this scenebelongs to a Campanian bell-krater nowadays at the Tubingen Universitymuseum. This combat is narrated byHesiod at the Shield of Herakles. the vase was formerly at the Hamilton collectionof which one large part was sold to the British museum in 1772.Hancarville drew and catalogued theentire collection intended for publication and the result was a magnificent workof deep influence in the architecture, painting anddecorative arts of the period. Ref: Taschen publ pg 284-285

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        Gryphons fighting against a warrior in a charriot

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Engraving in original hand colour. 47x36 cms.The scene belongs to an Attic bell-krater nowadays at the Stockholm National Museum.Originally was part of the Hamilton collection assembled during his office at Napleslike British envoy. hancarville was in charge of drawing and catalogued the collection that was subsequently sold in part to the British museum but other vases remained in his hands and scattered through museums and private collectionsin Europe.The work in 4 volumes was of deep influence in the aesthetic of the Neoclassical period. ref Taschen publ pg 209

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      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Copper engraving in original color.32x24 cms.The scene shows the combat between greeks and Amazons. The vase where this scene was depicted is nowadys unknown inits location.Hamilton formed a fine collection of greek vases during his stay like British envoy in Naples. the collection was sold to the British museum in 1772 but beforeit was designed and catalogued intended for a fine publication with a high degree of accuracy.The set in 4 volumes illustrated the known as first Hamilton vase collection, being most of it in London and other vases scattered throughout other museums. Ref taschen publ pg 217.

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        THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD A Tale. Supposed to be written by Himself.

      Salisbury: Printed by B. Collins for F. Newbery 1766 - First edition. Two volumes. Small 8vo. Bound in 19th century full tan calf with gilt ruled lines and decorated spines. The titles stamped in gilt on green labels. Marbled endpapers with inner gilt dentelles. Minor rubbing and scuffing to the binding extremities. The contents clean and bright and without tears or repairs. Advertisement present to volume one as called for and with the misprint 'Waekfield' to the running title header in volume two, page 95. A fine copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rettung des Theaters, oder Zergliederung des Briefes von Herrn Rousseau, Bürger zu Genf, an den Herrn von Alembert, über die Schauspiele, aus dem Französischen des Herrn Marmontel (von Gottfried Ferdinand Lindemann).

      Leipzig, bey Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1766 - Mit einem Titelkupfer (C.L. Crusius fec.) und einem gestochenen Titel. Vortitel, 1 Bl., 125 (recte 152) S., 2 Bll. Marmorierter Lederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Sehr schönes Exemplar der seltenen ersten und einzigen deutschen Ausgabe. - Fromm IV, 16410 (ungenau; nennt Dresden als Druckort). Nicht bei Goedeke. - "Rousseaus 'Lettre à d'Alembert sur les spectacles' (1758) war eine Reaktion auf dessen Artikel über Genf in der 'Encyclopédie'. Rousseau verteidigte in seinem Brief die Genfer Obrigkeit und deren Verbot einer Theatergründung in der Stadt, indem er 'die Bühne als Verderbnis der Sitten' (Safranski) anprangerte. Der Brief hatte Folgen. Zum einen bedeutete er den endgültigen Bruch Rousseaus mit den Enzyclopädisten, den ehemaligen Freuden; zum anderen verschärfte er die Diskussion um die Rolle des Theaters. Marmontels Antwort auf diesen Angriff erschien zuerst 1761 als Anhang zu seinen 'Contes moraux'. 'Das Theater hat zu allen Zeiten seine Feinde gehabt. Auch in Deutschland hat es Milzsüchtige und Heuchler gegeben, die die Bühne als eine Schule der Laster, als eine Verführerinn zu Wollust und Müßiggang verketzert haben. Doch der Beyfall und der Tadel dieser Leute gelten dem Theater gleich viel. Ihre Krankheit ist vorbei, und sie hören auf zu lästern. Allein wenn ein Rousseau mit Scharfsinn und Grundsätzen dasselbe angreift: nur dann muß ein Marmontel aufstehn, und die Ehre der Bühne retten.' (Vorrede des Verlegers)." (Trauzettel Bl. Nr. 1180). - Ecken leicht bestoßen, ein Blatt mit 2 cm. Einriß am Oberrand, etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thespis: or, a Critical Examination into the Merits of all the Principal Performers belonging to Drury-Lane Theatre.

      London: Printed for G. Kearsly, 1766. - An amusing 42-page satirical poem on the leading actors on the London stage of the day, written by a journalist and aspiring playwright, Hugh Kelly (1739-1777), who writes about specific plays, playwrights and performances, including Garrick (with whom Kelly would later become closely associated), Richard Yates, Nathaniel Lee, John Packer, William Powell, Mrs. Dancer and many others. Thespis was quite popular and went through subsequent editions, and there were at least two poetical responses published within the year. 4to, attractive later sprinkled boards with a manuscript title on the spine. Bound without the half-title and errata slip. NCBEL II, 845; Lowe, Arnott and Robinson, English Theatrical Literature, 2318. Paper a little browned; water-stain in the upper inner margin and lower outer margin; very good, large copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The castle of Otranto, a Gothic story

      printed for William Bathoe in the Strand, M.DCC.LXVI. [1766], London - 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&#146;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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        IL CUOCO PIEMONTESE perfezionato a Parigi che insegna con facil metodo a cucinare qualunque sorta di vivande, sì in grasso, che in magnro, di nuovo gusto: ed avvisi sopra la bontà, e scelta d'ogni cosa apparentemente alla Cucina, proseguito dal Confetturiere. Coi doveri del Mastro di Casa, e le minute per la quattro Stagioni; colla spiegazione degli utensili necessarj, e la maniera di trinciare pulitamente le carni.

      Ricca,, Torino, 1766 - in-8, pp. 504, bella leg. m. pelle coeva con tass. e tit. oro al d. con picc. fregi, piatti in cart. dec. Con una gr. tav. xilogr., più volte ripiegata, stampata recto/verso e raff. l'apparecchiatura della tavola con i coperti e menù. Rarissima ediz. orig. del più noto trattato di cucina piemontese, contenente centinaia di dettagliate ricette dove l'innovazione della cucina francese si fonde con la tradizione di quella piemontese. L'opera gettò le basi per un autonomia della cucina piemontese rispetto a quella d'oltralpe: la birra lasciò spazio al vino, il vino bianco secco prese il posto dello champagne, i tartufi neri del Périgord furono sostituiti con i tartufi bianchi, e così via. Un capitolo intero è dedicato a burro e formaggio, in particolare parmigiano, altro a bevande quali caffè, tè e cioccolato. Ampia trattazione viene data a confetture e marmellate. L'opera fu più volte ristampata anche nei secoli successivi, ma questa prima edizione è pressochè introvabile soprattutto completa della tavola. Paleari I, p. 230. Westbury 69. Manca a Vicaire. Belliss. esempl. [MM11-084]

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome 65: Remarques pour servir de liaison au progrès des Hollandois dans les Indes Orientales.

      Paris, Rozet, 1766. - 12mo. CXL+372 pp. Complete with 3 fold. maps (Java, Ambon, Bay of Trinquemalee in Ceylon), 4 views (incl. 3 fold.) (Batavia Castle, Ternate, Galle & Adam's Peak in Ceylon). Hardcover. Contemp. mottled calf, spine gilt, with 2 title labels. VG. * Supplement to vols. 30-32 in this series, taken from vols. 10 & 11 of the Dutch quarto ed., incl. the founding of Batavia (1611-1618), gouvernor general Pieter van den Broecke (1618-19), the siege of Batavia by the Javanese (1628-29); description of the Moluccan islands, Ambon, Banda; Ceylon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Printed by B. Collins, for F. Newbery, Salisbury 1766 - The Extremely Fine Terry-Mills-Benz Copy Of Goldsmith's Masterpiece. 171 x 108 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). Two volumes, with the terminal blank in volume I. FIRST EDITION, variant B. BEAUTIFUL SCARLET CRUSHED MOROCCO, HEAVILY GILT, BY RIVIERE & SON, covers with French fillet frame, spine with raised bands and handsomely gilt compartments, lovely gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Front pastedown of volume I with the leather book labels of Roderick Terry, [Edgar] Mills, and Doris Louise Benz. Temple Scott, pp. 173-75; Rothschild 1028; Tinker 1110. Lower corner of terminal blank in first volume skillfully renewed, artful repair and faint glue stains at inner margin of B3 in second volume, other isolated trivial defects, but A VERY FINE COPY, THE TEXT NEARLY PRISTINE, AND THE HANDSOME BINDINGS ESPECIALLY BRIGHT. Written in 1761-62 but not published until four years later, "The Vicar of Wakefield" was said to have been rescued from some of Goldsmith's unpublished manuscripts by Dr. Johnson, who thus saved the penniless author from imprisonment by selling it to a publisher for £60. Considered the masterpiece of the middle-class domestic novel, the "Vicar" has never gone out of style because its whimsically delineated characters have a delightful simplicity that somehow insulates them against ultimate misfortune, and the innocent and virtuous are rewarded, as they should be, in the end. This copy has a distinguished provenance, having been owned, in succession, by Roderick Terry (1849-1933), Edgar Mills, and Doris L. Benz (1907-84), all of whom collected beautiful and substantial items chosen with considered discrimination. Terry accumulated items in various fields, but his library was especially strong in English literature: he owned the four folios, and he had strong holdings in Byron, Lamb, Spenser, and Milton. He also collected Americana, assembling a complete set of autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, in addition to many literary items. Dickinson characterizes him as "a connoisseur in the grand old tradition of the 19th century. His library reflected his eclectic tastes and [his] cultivated good judgment." For more on Benz, see item #52. Probably the main reason this volume had such celebrated owners is the beauty of its bindings. Riviere is considered one of the foremost names in English binding partly because the firm did consistently fine work and partly because it was so long in business. Robert Riviere began as a bookseller and binder in Bath in 1829, then set up shop as a binder in London in 1840; in 1881, he took his grandson Percival Calkin into partnership, at which time the firm became known as Riviere & Son, and the bindery continued to do business until 1939. In the early part of the 20th century, an intense rivalry between Riviere and Sangorski & Sutcliffe developed, and collectors have reaped immense dividends ever since in the form of more and more elaborate work that was not infrequently of breathtaking beauty. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New History of England From the Earliest Accounts of Britain to the Ratification of the Peace of Versailles, 1763 (3 volumes complete)

      J.Wilson & J.Fell, London 1766 - 3 volumes, complete dated 1763-6. Tightly bound with many engravings etc. The covers are worn in several places. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Déclamation Théatrale, Poæme Didactique en trois chants, Précédé d'un Discours

      Paris: Sébastien Jorry, 1766 - Delightfully playful theatrical plates from Eisen before each of Dorat's Canto: Chant I. La tragédie.--Chant II. La comédie.--Chant III. L'opéra (EISEN, CHARLES) First edition with the Eisen illustrations -- Large Paper? Tall 8vo (9-1/2 x 6 inches). Additional engraved title page and 3 plates engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt after drawings by CHARLES EISEN. 128 pp. Full blue crushed levant morocco gilt, gilt spine with raised bands, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, by ALL? Neat repair to upper joint. Beautiful copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pharmacop&#156;ia Hippiatrica: or, the Gentleman Farrier's Repository, of Elegant and approved Remedies for the Diseases of Horses. Containing I. The Surgical; II. The Medical Part of Practical Farriery; Also, Directions for the proper Treatment of Post Chaise and other Horses, after violent Exercise. To which are now added; Observations on broken winded Horses, endeavouring to prove that the Seat of Malady may not be in the Lungs.

      Eton: Printed for T. Pote 1766 - Second edition, small 8vo, xiv, 392 [i.e. 402] pp. Endpapers with some browning. Contemporary gilt ruled sheep, somewhat marked and scuffed, rebacked with a maroon label.

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        Historia Critica Philosophiae...

      Second Edition (with additions) 6 volumes , 4to, portrait in vol.1, cont. french mottled calf, fully gilt spines, morocco labels, a few caps chipped and minor blemishes on some boards but overall a fine sound set. Bookplate of Bibliotheque de Mouchy in each vol.

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        Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografica e istorica di Roma moderna.

      Presso Carlo Barbiellini 1766 Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografica delle antichità di Roma... Ridolfino Venuti. In Roma, Gio. Batt. Bernabò e G. Lazzarini,1763. Due volumi in - 4°, pergamena coeva. I: (2), xxxvi, 143, (1) pp.; II: viii, 111, (1) pp. Complessive 96 tavole f.t. incise in rame da vari artisti (in gran parte dal PIRANESI) e una grande tavola topografica ripiegata in fine. Bell' esemplare della rara edizione originale. Cicognara, 3905. Brunet, V, 1126: Ouvrage estimé. Fossati Bellani, 859. Schudt, 769. Olschki, Choix, XI, 18214. Rossetti, Rome, 11293.

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        Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografica e istorica di Roma moderna... Ridotta in miglior forma, accresciuta e ornata di molte figure in rame.

      Carlo Barbiellini 1766 Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografica e istorica di Roma moderna... Ridotta in miglior forma, accresciuta e ornata di molte figure in rame. VENUTI, Ridolfino. Roma, Carlo Barbiellini, 1766. 2 volumi in - 4°, pergamena coeva. I: viii, 288 pp. e 36 tavole f.t. II: (4) pp., 289 - 548 pp. e 18 tavole f.t. Le 54 incisioni in rame sono in gra parte del PIRANESI. Bell' esemplare dell' edizione originale. Parmi les 54 planches gravées sur cuivre, 1 est par P. Agnesi, 4 par Bellicard, 1 par Duflos, 5 par Le Geay, 1 par P.L. Magini et 28 par Piranesi. Olschki, Choix de livres rares, 18215. Cicognara, 3907. Fossati - Bellini, 860. Schudt, 446. Kissner, 451. Rossetti, 11294.

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        Voyages and travels in the Levant; in the years 1749, 50, 51, 52 containing observations in natural history, physick, agriculture, and commerce: particularly on the Holy land, and the natural history of the scriptures. Written originally in the Swedish language, by the late Frederick Hasselquist. Published, by order of her present majesty the queen of Sweden, by Charles Linnæus.

      1766 - London, printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1766. 8:o. (6),VIII,267,(1 blank),273-307,380-456 pp. & 1 folded engraved map. 19th-century reddish brown half calf, spine rebacked with raised bands, sparsely gilt and with red label, marbled edges. Minor rubbing to spine and covers, corners bumped, inner joints reinforced. Minor staining throughout, some soiling and browning. Lacking one of the half titles. Bookplate of W. B. Hemsley.Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 3582. Cox A reference guide to travel literature I:230. Pritzel Thesaurus of botanical literature 3841 (the note). Foreword by the editor Linnaeus. Following the death of Hasselquist in Smyrna in 1752, at the early age of 30, his natural collections and arabian manuscripts was acquired by Queen Lovisa Ulrika who incorporated them into her collections at Drottningholm. The present work is one of the first natural descriptions of Palestine and was translated into German in 1766, French in 1768 and Dutch in 1771. According to the preface, the translator of this edition is a "gentleman" who has spent time in Sweden, where he has been a pupil of Linnaeus', and who is not English by birth. In a footnote on page 297 the translator mentions a letter from Linnaeus to John Ellis. It is possible that the translator is Daniel Solander, who lived in London where he was in close contact with Ellis, whose collections he was sorting and cataloguing at the time. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Conchyliogie systématique et classification méthodique des coquilles; ...Paris, F. Schoell, 1808-1810. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 261 woodcut illustrations of shells (most nearly full-page). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, red ribbon marker.

      BMC NH, p. 1340; Dance 87; Junk, Thesaurus (Cat 278)104; Nissen, ZBI 1080. Scarce work with interesting and well-executed plates, drawn and engraved by the author himself, the French naturalist Pierre Denys de Montfort (1766-1820). With this work the author wanted to ease ''the study of shells and their arrangement in the cabinet'' (Junk). A third volume, covering the Dissivalves, Multivalves and Bivalves, was planned but never published.Spines damaged and covers used but inside clean. Study of shells in fine condition.

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        Geschichte des Kurfürsten Friedrichs des Ersten, von der Pfalz.

      Mannheim Akademische Buchhandlung 1766 - 25 x 21 cm. 5 Blatt, 650 Seiten, 19, 1 Blatt, 528 Seiten, 18 Blatt. Pappband der Zeit, bestoßen und berieben. Zwei Teile in einem Band, mit dem Urkundenteil zur Geschichte. Eine höchst wertvolle urkundliche Bereicherung der pfälzischen Geschichte ganz aus den Urkunden und zeitgenössischen Chronisten geschöpft (Wegele). Der Urkundenteil mit 193 deutschen oder ins Deutsche übersetzten Urkunden. Mit dem Portrait von Kurfürst Friedrich dem ersten. Mit einigen schönen Titelvignetten. Sehr sauberes und Fleckenfreies Exemplar. 1.100 gr. Pappband der Zeit, bestoßen und berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reichs-Tags-Diarium oder zuverläßige Nachricht von dem was unter der Regierung Kaisers Franz des Ersten auf dem allgemeinen deutschen Reichs-Tage an Legitimationen der Gesandschaften, auch Canzley-Personen (.) Dictaturen, sowohl politischer als Religions-Angelegenheiten, (.) und in die Reichs-Händel einschlagenden bekannt gewordenen Schriften von 1745 bis 1765 sich ergeben. (Erster -) vierter Band (1745 - 1759), in 1 Band gebunden

      Regensburg, Joh. Leop. Montag 1766 - Pütter II, 143. - Seltenes und umfangreiches Rechts-Kompendium, welches die Zusammenkünfte und Versammlungen der Oberhäupter und Mitglieder der Reichstags in Regensburg seit der Regierungszeit Kaiser Franz I. (1708-1765) beinhaltet und detailliert die Verhandlungen und Besprechungen auf den Reichstagen aufzeichnet. Die hier vorliegenden ersten vier Bände beinhalten die Reichstage zwischen 1745 bis 1759, welche hauptsächlich die schlesischen Kriege und die Zeit des Siebenjährigen Krieges ausführlich behandeln. - Mit mehreren Registern, über die Kaiserwahl von 1745, einem ausführlichen Sachen-, Dekreten-, Personen- und Inhaltsregister. - Das Reichstags-Diarium erschien zwischen 1766 bis 1797. - Der Autor (1718-1777) war kursächsischer Legations-Sekretär beim Reichstag in Regensburg. - In schöner und sauberer Erhaltung; Rückenbezug etwas berieben 850 Seiten, 86 Blätter (Vorrede u. Register). Mit zahlr. ornamentalen Vignetten Halbleder der Zeit mit verblasster Rückenvergoldung u. goldgepr. Rückenschild, Rotschnitt, Kl.4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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