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        Icones Insectorvm circa Ratisbonam indigenorvm coloribvs natvram referentibvs expressae.

      - Natürlich ausgemahlte Abbildungen Regensburgischer Insecten. Regensburg, H.G. Zunkel/ Weiss, (1766-1779). 3 volumes. 4to (265 x 215mm). With an engraved portrait of the author, 280 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates and 2 engraved vignettes. 19th century black half calf, spines with gilt lettering, marbled sides. First edition. One of the most beautiful entomological works published during the Golden Period of South German natural history book production. Schaeffer was a clergyman-naturalist, a phenomenon so characteristic of the Enlightenment. He published a number of illustrated natural history works, mostly on insects, but also on birds and fungi of South Germany. The present work describes the insects of South Germany, especially the region around Regensburg. Schaeffer's exact descriptions and fidelity of illustration made this three volume work a mine of information for zoologists and brought it to the attention of scientists and royalty throughout Europe. The delicately handcoloured plates depict over 2000 insects. The plates are printed on both sides of the leaves. An early owner of the work has written additional information in a neat handwriting on the explanatory text leaves to the plates. Text both in Latin and German. A fine copy of this superbly produced work.Nissen ZBI, 3629. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plate 45

      Naples: 1766-67 - William Hamilton 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 25” x 35” 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 “cabinets” 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 “.annihilate those Gothic forms which habit alone renders supportable.” 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 “with as much truth and precision as if he had the Originals themselves in his possession.” In the end, Hamilton’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’s Department of Classical Antiquities.

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        Plate 68

      Naples 1766 - 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 “cabinets” 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 “.annihilate those Gothic forms which habit alone renders supportable.” 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 “with as much truth and precision as if he had the Originals themselves in his possession.” In the end, Hamilton’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’s Department of Classical Antiquities.

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        Pharmacopœia 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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        Traité de la personnalité, et de la réalité des loix, coutumes ou statuts, par forme d'observations ; auquel on a ajouté l'ouvrage latin de Rodenburgh, intitulé, De Jure quod oritur e Statutorum diversitate.

      Paris, Guillaume Desprez 1766 - 2 forts vol. in-4, [4]-XXIV-XXXVII-[3]-896-[2] et [8]-596-[4]-102-[2] pp., avec un portrait-frontispice gravé par Mlle Martinet d'après L.-A. Mangeant, veau fauve écaille, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Coiffe supérieure du tome 1 arrasée, début de fente à un mors du tome 2, sinon bel exemplaire. Exemplaire sur grand papier. Unique édition, posthume et éditée par les soins de Le Roi, de cet important traité qui examine le mode d'application des lois et statuts en fonction de leur qualité personnelle ou réelle, matière dans l'ensemble peu explorée, alors même qu'elle touche aux principes fondamentaux du droit. Louis Boullenois (1680-1762) était avocat au Parlement de Paris, et ses conclusions penchent en faveur de l'uniformité civile. Dupin (1832), 1565. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité de la Personnalité et de la Réalité des Loix, Coutumes ou Statuts, par formes d'observations ; Auquel on a ajouté l'ouvrage latin de Rodenburgh, intitulé De Jure quod Oritur e Statutorum diversitate (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Chez Guillaume Desprez 1766 - 2 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées, Chez Guillaume Desprez, Paris, 1766, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), frontispice gravé par Mlle Martinet d'après Mangeant, xxiv-xxxvii pp., 1 f. (tables), 896 pp., 1 f. n. ch (errata) et 4 ff., 596 pp., 2 ff., 102 pp., 1 f. n. ch. (privilège) Edition originale. Important traité, l'un des premiers consacré en français à l'importante question, relevant aujourd'hui du Droit International, de l'articulation du statut réel et du statut personnel. Etat satisfaisant (plats fort. frottés avec mq. de cuir sur un plat, deux coins abîmés, une petite piqûre de vers affectant qq. rares lettres, bon état intérieur par ailleurs). Camus & Dupin, 1819, 1075 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Poems By Several Hands. In six volumes.

      J. Dodsley 1766 - engraved plate of music in vol. iv, half-titles present, small oval engraving on each title-page, pp. [iv], 335; [iv], 336; [iv], 351; [iv], 360; [iv], 336; [iv], 336, 8vo, contemporary sprinkled calf, backstrips with raised bands, red morocco lettering pieces in second compartments, small gilt tool in centre of remaining compartments, a touch of wear to one or two headcaps, very good The most famous and most important of eighteenth-century anthologies, originally planned as a three-volume work and extended to six volumes. It first appeared between 1748 and 1758, again in 1763, and then in this edition (with several more before the end of the century). Dodsley’s ‘volumes are important to the literary historian. They are fairly representative of the general taste of their age, and the age owed to them, more than to anything else, its knowledge of some poems which are still famous.’ (R.W. Chapman. ‘Dodsley’s Collection of Poems by Several Hands.’ Oxford Bib.Soc. III, p.[269]) (ESTC T124648)

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        Mémoires de Madame la Baronne de Batteville, ou la veuve parfaite

      Londres [i.e., Paris?]: chez J. Nourse, 1766. Early edition. 12mo. [4], 324pp. Contemporary calf, gilt floral borders, gilt cornerpieces and spine with red leather label, marbled endpapers. Despite a flaw on the rear cover (narrow leather piece missing along inner border), this is a very pretty, extremely bright and fresh copy. Engraved armorial (English) bookplate. With note on endpaper "Bought at the Sale of her Majesty's Library June 22, 1819". ESTC t131607; MMF 66.29 . Printed in the same year as the Lyons (first?) edition, which is usually given priority. A rare epistolary novel by Leprince de Beaumont (1711-1780), who wrote over 70 children's books for children - mainly collections of instructive moral tales, including THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ("La Belle et la Bête"). She was married unhappily in 1743, moved to London two years later, where she became a governess, wrote and published several of her books, and remained for seventeen years. Her EDUCATION COMPLETE, published in 1753, was intended "ê l'usage de la famille de la princesse de Galles." In 1764 she moved to Switzerland. Her best known collections were "Le Nouveau Magasin français, ou Bibliothèque instructive" (1750-55), the "Magasin des enfants" (1757), and "Magasin des Adolescentes (1760)," in which her celebrated story "La Belle et la Bête" first appeared. A very scarce epistolary novel by this author, whose English translation (THE VIRTUOUS WIDOW) was published by Nourse in the same year. Richardson's influence is clearly felt, and indeed the author followed this with LA NOUVELLE CLARICE in the following year (published as THE NEW CLARISSA, 1768). ESTC locates only one copy in America (LOC). This is a superior copy and a rare survival, with a most interesting provenance

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        Dictionnaire Portatif des Arts et metiers. Contenant en abrege l'Histoire, la description & la police des Arts et Metiers, des Fabriques et manufactures de France & des Pays Etrangers. 2 Volume (complete).

      Lacombe, Libraire,, Paris, 1766 - Paris, Lacombe, Libraire, 1766. Klein-8°. 17 cm. XXIV, 588, 715 Seiten. Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. 1. Auflage. Französischsprachige Ausgabe. Einband mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren, Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen, Wurmfraß an den Deckeln, Außenfalzen teils eingerissen, Innen gutes, sauberes Exemplar. First edition. French language edition. Cover with traces of use, spine with cut outs, Covers with wormholes, hinge of spine with tears. Inside good copy. Sprache: Französisch Ganzlederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Istoria civile del Regno di Napoli di Pietro Giannone giureconsulto, ed Avvocato Napoletano: Edizione accresciuta di note critiche, riflessioni e medaglie, e moltissime correzioni fatte dall'autore, che non si trovano nelle tre anteriori.

      - Venezia, Giambattista Pasquali, 1766-1767-1768. Complessivamente sei parti in 3 volumi. Tomo primo: in cui contiensi la Polizia del Regno sotto Romani, Goti, Greci, Longobardi. Ritratto inciso di Pietro Giannone del Baratti, pp. (18), 411 + una tavola incisa di medaglie. Tomo secondo: La Polizia del Regno sotto Normanni e Svevi. Pp. (4), 452. Tomo terzo: La Polizia del Regno sotto Angioini ed Aragonesi. Pp. (4), 439. Tomo quarto: La Polizia del Regno sotto Austriaci. Pp. VII, 511. Tomo I: Opere postume di Pietro Giannone in difesa della sua storia civile del Regno di Napoli con la sua Professione di fede. pp. VII, 360. Tomo II: contenente alcune sue opere finora inedite precedute dalla vita del medesimo autore; pp. VII, 296. In 4to (cm. 25); belle legature in pergamena rigida con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Tagli rossi. Ottima copia. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF TRADE AND COMMERCE

      1766. POSTLETHWAYT, Malachy. THE UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF TRADE AND COMMERCE: with large additions and improvements, adapting the same to the present state of British affairs in America, since the last treaty of peace made in the year 1763. With great variety of new remarks and illustrations incorporated throughout the whole: together with everything essential that is contained in Savary's Dictionary: also, all the material laws of trade and navigation relating to these kingdoms, and the customs and usages to which all traders are subject. London: H. Woodfall, [etc., 1766]. Third edition. Volume 1 only, of two. This volume contains two preliminary discourses, pp. ix-lxvii, on British commerce and commercial union between Great Britain and British America. 12 maps at the end: "A Correct Map of Europe," by Thomas Kitchen, 4 double plates; "First Part of Asia, being Turkey, Arabia, Persia, most of India and Tartary. [With the] Second Part of Asia, being China, Part of India and Tartary: The Islands of Sonda, Molucka, Japan, &c. Performed by the Sr. D'Anville... revised and improved by Mr. Bolton. 1755," 8 double plates. Some worming to maps. Most of the damage is single, small holes; larger holes have paper repairs on the reverse. Thick folio, old calf, gilt-stamped labels to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown and ink ownerships to endpapers and title- page. Title-page is cropped at the bottom, with loss at bottom fore- corner, omitting at least one line of booksellers' names and the publication date. Intermittent worming throughout the volume, mostly at the inner margin, and most heavily at the beginning of the book. The binding is edgeworn, especially at the corners, with heavy scuffing to boards. The volume is offered with all faults. (Sabin 77277).

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        Considerations on the Propriety of imposing Taxes in the British Colonies, for the Purpose of raising a Revenue, by Act of Parliament

      [Boston] North America: [Printed by William M'Alpine for John Mein]. [1766]. First Boston edition. Octavo. [2], ii, [1], 6-46pp. Stitched self-wrappers. Preface signed "Virginia," in letterpress. Lacks the last leaf (containing the last paragraph of the text on the recto and the publisher's recommendation label on the blank verso, supplied in facsimile), else a good copy, untrimmed, with scattered foxing and fraying to the edges. Inscribed at the top of the title page, "To John Worthington, Esq., from his Hum. Serv. [J. or T.] Dwight, Esq." Another contemporary ink inscription appears to identify the anonymous author, "By Arthur Lee, Esq." John Worthington served several terms as Justice of the Peace in Massachusetts during the Colonial period. It appears most likely that this pamphlet was presented to him by either Josiah Dwight or Timothy Dwight, two prominent American lawyers who also served alongside Worthington as Justices of the Peace. The manuscript attribution identifies Arthur Lee, an American lawyer and politician who had close ties with the real author, Daniel Dulany the Younger. Dulany was a Maryland Loyalist politician and an influential American lawyer before the Revolution. He wrote this noted pamphlet in opposition to the Stamp Act in 1765, arguing against taxation without representation. Considered "the ablest effort of this kind produced in America," his work aroused further opposition to the internal taxation of the British North American colonies, and strongly influenced William Pitt. A scarce colonial era pamphlet. References: John E. Alden, "The Boston edition of Daniel Dulany's Considerations on the propriety of imposing taxes," New England Quarterly 13 (1940): pp. 705-711; Evans 9959; ESTC W37544. .

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        Iconologie tiree de divers auteurs. Ouvrage utile aux gens de lettres, aux poetes, aux artistes, & generalement a tous les amateurs des beaux-arts. Par J. B. Boudard

      Vienne: Chez Jean-Thomas de Trattnern, 1766 - *The price of this item has been reduced until Sunday as part of our October ABEBOOKS sale* second edition and in French only; 3 volumes in one as usually found but each has its own title and imprint; [16] (beginning with title for Tome premier), 203, [1], [8] (table) pp.; [2] (title for Tome second), 219, [8] (table), [1] pp.; [2] (title for Tome troisieme), 208, [4] (L?auteur a messieurs les souscripteurs, the second leaf signed O3 in error), [8] (table, the first two leaves signed O4 and O2 in error) pp.; all of the numbered pages, a total of 620, have an illustration in the top half (leaves slightly shorter than 20 cm., illustrations slightly taller than 8 cm.) depicting the arts and science, states of mind, the planets, hours of the night, nymphs, virtues and vices, etc. etc., printer's device on each title page; full leather binding very worn with both sides detached, general age toning and light age staining but block wel. Photos available upon request.

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        Le Sens, Poëme en six chants.

      s.n.t.,, a Londres, 1766 - In-8° (215x142mm), pp. (6), XX, 21-184, (1), legatura coeva p. pelle marrone con dorso a nervetti adorno di titolo in oro su tassello rosso, di filetti e di decori vegetali e floreali in oro entro scompati. Unghie decorate in oro, tagli a spruzzo rossi. 7 tavv. incise su rame f.t. (4 da invenzione di Eisen e 3 da invenzione di Wille), svariate testatine e finalini figurati incisi su rame da De Longueil da invenzione di Eisen e di Wille e 2 ff. di musica incisa f.t. Qualche fioritura e brunitura usuale, alcuni minimi aloni. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione di questo poema a soggetto erotico impresso in deliziosa veste rococò. Il De Rosoi, o Durosoi (Parigi, 1745-ivi, 1792), letterato di elegante vena, perì ghigliottinato per l'accusa di alto tradimento. Fu autore di commedie, romanzi epistolari, poemi, trattati artistici, annali sulla storia di Tolosa, ecc. Barbier, IV,464. Sander, 594. Weller, Druckorte, II,175. Gay/Lemonnier, III,1095. Cioranescu, 57739. Cohen/De Ricci, 339-340. Quérard, II, 730. Salomons, Eisen, p.94. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tales of the Genii. Two volume set

      London: J Wilkie. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor rubbing and sunning to leather covers. Sm. tear to pp. 315-316 (vol. I). Lacking one rear endpaper from volume II. 1766. Third Edition. Full leather covers. 360mm x 230mm (14" x 9"). 357pp, 367pp. Fourteen engraved plates after A Walker. James Kenneth Ridley (1736–1765) is mainly remembered for his Oriental pastiche Tales of the Genii, a set of stories based on those of the Arabian Nights. This was originally published in two volumes in 1764, was issued under the pen name "Sir Charles Morell", supposedly British Ambassador at Bombay. Ridley's Tales were allegedly composed by an imam named Horam and translated from a Persian manuscript; in actuality, they were products of Ridley's imagination. The Tales belong to a genre of imitation Orientalia popular in the 18th century; in its own time and after, Ridley's book was compared to Samuel Johnson's Rasselas. Ridley's compilation was popular, and went through seven editions by 1861; German and French translations also appeared. .

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        Analyse de l' Hemi-Sphere Occidental.

      Paris 1766 - Rather elaborately designed border with beautiful hand coloring, Size : 380x535 (mm), 15x21 (Inches), Hand Colored with relevant text

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        Fossilia Hantoniensia Collecta, et in Musæo Britannico Deposita, a…

      London: 1766.. First edition. 4to. vi, 43, (1) pp, bound without the half title. Recent brown half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label. Bound in at the front is a four page offprint, "Hampshire Tertiary Fossils", being a reprint of Brander's preface for the main work appended with a description of fossil finding in the region, bearing the signature of the noted collector Edward Charlesworth with his address beneath and the date 1884. Loosely inserted is a further offprint, a 14 page "Catalogue of Types and and Figured Specimens from Eocene and Oligocene Series Preserved in the Museum of Practical Geology" by H.A. Allen, with the author's handwritten "With Compts" and his address ink stamped to the head of the first page and three late 19th century photographs of fossils samples mounted on thick card. Some soiling to the plates, a very good copy. Vignette illustration to the title page and 9 plates of fossil specimens. The Swedish scientist Solander travelled to England in the early 1760s, spending some of his time cataloguing the fossil collections in the British Library. Two years after the publication of this work Solander, along with Joseph Banks, embarked on Captain James Cook's first voyage. The samples that he helped to collect and the assistance provided on their return led to the publication of Banks' Florilegium. Edward Charlesworth's career was very much focused on the study of geology and fossils, he succeeded John Philips as the Keeper of the Yorkshire Museum and founded the London Geological Journal and the British Natural History Society, the latter issuing the offprint bearing his signature bound in here.

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        Letters, written by the late Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin; and Several of His Friends. From the Year 1703 to 1740. Notes Explanatory and Historical by John Hawkesworth.(1st Series) & Collected and Revised by Dean Swift (2nd Series).

      First series: Volumes 1-3: London: for R. Davis & others Second Series: Volumes 4-6:London: for C. Bathurst & others 1768 1766 - First edition of the first and second series. Six volumes. 8vo, pp.xvi:520, viii:415; vii:371; viii:400; viii:416; & viii:448, contemporary full polished tan calf, spines gilt in compartments, lacking all but three of the lettering and numbering pieces, three volumes chipped at head of spines, two chipped at base, four joints cracked but very firm; still an attractive unrestored contemporary binding in sound condition. Volume two misnumbered three and vice versa by the binder on the spines. Some quite heavy foxing or browning to the prelims., some dust marking . Each volume with the engraved armorial bookplate of Sir John Eden Bart (1740-1812). [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

      Printed By Pelt, Friedrich Christian, Hafinae & Lipsiae, [n.p.] 1766 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principes de tout gouvernement, ou examen des causes de la splendeur ou de la foiblesse de tout état.Tome premier (-second)

      chez Herissant fils, Paris 1766 - Two volumes in one in small 8vo; LXXX, 213, (1) pp.; (6), 314, (4) pp.; bound in contemporary green vellum, raised bands, gilt lettering-piece to spine, red edges, marbled endpapers, binding a bit soiled, hinges at ends starting to split, title page with small ownership label (Pérille, Advocat à Auxerre), first and last leaves a bit foxed, else clean and crisp, a good copy. Rare first edition. Auxiron was a leading anti-physiocratic figure and an early advocate of mathematical economics. The present work is an important contribution to the population debate of his time because of the brilliant analysis of the determinants of population capacity and population growth. Kress 6314, INED 145, Higgs 3943, Weulersse I, XXV; Spengler pp. 275-281 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Jonathan Swift

      London - C. Bathurst 1766 - An early edition of the collected works of Jonathan Swift, containing his letters, essays, poems and short stories. Comprised of volumes II, III, and V-XIII. Containing some of his best-known works, includingGulliver's Travels, John Bull, his political pamphlet A Discourse on the Contests and Dissentions in Athens and Rome,andhis contributions toThe Examiner. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonymssuch as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapieror anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. With volume I of the Letters of Jonathan Swift (1766). Eleven volumes offourteen only. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally worn, with rubbing to boards and wear to spines and extremities. Waxspills to volumes VI,VII and VIII. Some loss to head of spine ofvolume XIII. All joints starting, with front boardof volume XII detached, and front board of volume VI held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Bookplate of R. Baldwyn Ludlow to front pastedowns. Pages have some browning, with some scattered light spotting and heavier foxing to some volumes. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau Mexique, Louisiane, Canada, et Nouvelle Angleterre.

      Paris: 1766 - Size: 290 x 380 mm. Good condition. Slight foxing, central fold as issued. Copperplate engraving with original wash colour. A lovely map of North America, by the Frenchman Louis Brion, featuring an elegant and decorative "framed" border. The map highlights the east coast settlements made by England. Vast swathes of America, west of the Mississippi River lie undiscovered. Published in the Atlas General Civil et Ecclesiastique.

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        El Devoto Peregrino y Viage de Tierra Santa.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta y Librería de Don Antonio Mayoral, 1766. - 8vo.; 4 hs., 550 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino de la época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volume Quarto Set 1766 - 1769.

      Clarendon Press., Oxford 1766 - Book the First, Second Edition, iv, contents 2, 485pp. Book the Second, Second Edition, 4, 520pp. Appendix xix. Book the Third, First Edition, 4, 455pp. Appendix xxvii. Book the Fourth. 4, 436pp Appendix vii. index 20pp. Four volumes, Quarto, contemporary calf, vol.3 &4 joints cracking [but firm] and corners worn to vols 3 & 4. Volumes 1 & 2 fine/excellent, little margin staining early pages vol. 3. otherwise a most excellent set in contemporary binding of this Important Legal 'Classic' Work. Published 1766, 1767, 1768, 1769 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antonii Aierve de Aiora in regio granatensi senatu quondam advocati tractatus de partionibus bonorum;ubi de Fructibus, de Collationibus,rationum,quaecumque in iudicium familiae herciscundae veniunt quaestiones, nonnullis etiam ad calcem subiectis .

      Valentiae in Edetanis 1766 - pergamino epoca bien conservado texto latino y castellano. .partitionum exemplis, facile explanantur editio novissima quam plurimis mendis, quas in prioribus peregre factis contraxerat, repurgata, perpetuis feri notis,nec non exemplo ad praesens maeculum accomodato auctior. Cura et studio Ioachimi Marin. 448 págs.

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        A VOYAGE TO NORTH AMERICA, UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE PRESENT KING OF FRANCE. CONTAINING THE GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION AND NATURAL HISTORY OF CANADA AND LOUISIANA.

      Dublin. 1766. - Two volumes. [10],48,228; [22],335pp. plus eight folding maps and two plates. Contemporary polished calf by Morrell, ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked with original spines laid down, spines gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Two maps neatly backed with linen. A handsome set, very good plus. Charlevoix travelled in the Great Lakes region and down the Mississippi in 1720-22, to inspect interior posts and settlements and to gather more information about the westward regions. He had intended to return upriver, but he fell ill at Biloxi and returned to France in 1723. Originally published in 1744 as part of Charlevoix's larger work on New France, this journal was published separately in English, in London in 1766. The Dublin edition, which is much rarer, is considered the best by Howes and others because of the accompanying maps and the two striking Indian portraits which appear as frontispieces, "A Delaware Indian with his tomahawk, scalping knife, &c." and "Outacite Chief of the Cherokees." The text contains a short appendix relating to the West Indies, with excellent maps of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and the Caribbean. HOWES C308, "b." CLARK I:60. FIELD 283. SABIN 12139. GRAFF 651. TPL 191. GREENLY, MICHIGAN 12.

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        Libro primo di cartelle dedicate a sua altezza reale il signor Duca di Savoja inventate e disegnate da Gaetano Ottanni Bolognese pittore e musico tenore accademico clementino.

      No place, 1766. - Folio (c. 485 x 335 mm) XVI ff. and printed dedication (to Carlo Emanuele III) with engr. initial. Fine series of decorations with elaborate cartouches and emblems, some including architectural or marine designs. The Bologna painter Gaetano Bernardino Ottani (1736-1827), long active in Turin, created the stage decorations of his native city's Teatro Formagliari in 1742. - Plates mostly engraved by Dionisio Valesi, others by Pietro Peiroleri and Angelo Ghizzardi. Margins occasionally wrinkled and fingerstained (especially t. p. and dedication). Wants the two portraits engraved by Ghizzardi. Rare; the San Francisco State Univ. Library copy wants the dedication; the OCLC record linked by Princeton and Harvard states one portrait and two plates as missing. Ornamentstichkat. Berlin 592. Guilmard, Les maitres ornemanistes (Paris 1880), S. 334. OCLC 34976429 u. 27192168. Cf. N. Aprà, Dizionario enciclopedico dell'antiquariato (Milano 1969), s. v. Thieme/Becker XXVI, 86.

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        A Caution and Warning to Great-Britain and Her Colonies

      16mo. Contemporary paper over boards backed in brown sheep. Sammelband including: Philalethes [pseudonym]. Christian Piety, Freed from the many Delusions of Modern Enthusiasts of all Denominations. By Philalethes. With the life of Armelle Nicolas. The Third Edition. London: Printed. Philadelphia: Reprinted by Henry Miller, 1766. 22 pages; [Jeanne de la Nativité,] Daily Conversation with God: Exemplified in the Holy Life of Armelle Nicolas, a Poor Ignorant Country Maid in France, commonly known by the name of the Good Armelle: Deceas'd in Bretaigne in the year 1671. London: Printed. Philadelphia: Reprinted by Henry Miller, 1767. [2] & 24 pages; Benezet, Anthony; William Law & Thomas Hartley. Thoughts on the Nature of war, and its Repugnancy to the Christian Life. Extracted from a Sermon on the 29th November, 1759: Being the Day of Public Thanksgiving for the Sucesses Obtained in the Late War. Philadelphia: Printed by Henry Miller, 1766. 30 pages; [Defoe, Daniel]. The Dreadful Visitation in a Short Account of the Progress and Effects of the Plague, the last time it spread in the city of London, in the year 1665, extracted from the memoirs of a person who resided there during the whole time of that infection. Germantown, [Pennsylvania]: Chr. Sower, 1763. 16 pages; With:& Benezet, Anthony. A Caution and Warning to Great-Britain, and Her Colonies, in a Short Representation of the Calamitous State of the Enslaved Negroes in the British Dominions. Philadelphia: Printed by D. Hall and W. Sellers, 1767. Second American edition. [4] & 52 pages including the half-title. Binding rubbed & scuffed, shallow losses at spine extremities, still Good or better. Internally, foxed, age-tanned & occasionally lightly stained, previous owner's names in old ink at front pastdown, first blank leaf, & in the margin of one title page, half-title page lacking for "Thoughts on the Nature of War."& & Apparently a variation of Shipton & Mooney 41702, "Collection of Religious Tracts," but this issued without collective title page. The first two titles have continuous signatures but are separately paginated and have separate title pages.& & &

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        Mona Antiqua Restaurata. An Archaeological Discourse on the Antiquities, Natural and Historical, of the Isle of Anglesey, The Ancient Seat of the British Druids. In Two Essays. With an Appendix, containing A Comparative Table of Primitive Words,

      and the Derivatives of them in several of the Tongues of Europe; with Remarks upon them. Together with Some Letters, and Three Catalogues. - London: Printed for J. Knox: 1766, Second edition, 4to., xvi, 357pp. + errata leaf, finely engraved map frontispiece showing An Accurate Map of the Island of Anglesey, drawn and engraved by J. Gibson, The Coast Surveyed by Lewis Morris, 12 fine engraved copper plates (complete), plates are numbered 1 to XIII however as there never was a plate X ever printed, bound in contemporary full calf with professionally rebacked modern calf spine blindstamped in compartments with gilt title, some rubbing and wear to along extreme outer edges unaffecting contents. A generally VG+ internally clean copy of this important work. Ex Libris Will Worthington D.D. with his finely engraved bookplate to upper pastedown. Henry Rowlands (1655-1723) was born on Anglesey at Llanedwen and became rector of Llanidan Old Church. He wrote about farming practice in Idea Agriculturæ (written in 1704 and first published, posthumously, in 1764) and in 1710 produced, in Latin, Antiquitates Parochiales about the ancient monuments of the locality. His best known work was Mona Antiqua Restaurata (1723)—literally ‘Ancient Anglesey restored’—in which he mistakenly linked the island’s Bronze Age sites with the Druids, the priests and lawgivers of the ancient Celts. This fanciful anachronism, compounded by the English antiquarian William Stukeley, was seized upon in Victorian times and still persists today. However Rowlands does deserve credit for focussing attention on the island’s ancient sites. This second and improved edition of Mona Antiqua, edited by Dr Henry Owen (1717-95), was issued in 1766. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mona Antiqua Restaurata.

      J Knox, London 1766 - Mona Antiqua Restaurata an Archaeological Discourse on the Antiquities, Natural and Historical of the Isle of Anglesey The Ancient Seat of the Druids in Two Essays with an Appendix. In brown full leather, refurbished with sympathetic new spine and small strip to front cover, spine has raised bands, gilt tooling, title in gilt to black leather label. Internally, pencil owners name to front blank, has the map frontis, complete with all 12 plates (misnumbered), (xi), [5], 357 pp, [3], has the errata & adverts, small paper repair to final blank. The first edition was printed in Dublin in 1723. (ESTC T139796). Rowlands, Church of England clergyman and antiquary. His first book was Idea Agriculturae which was written in 1704 , but remained in manuscript until 1764 . This describes the state of agriculture in Anglesey and tells us the methods adopted to improve the soil, however his most important work was Mona Antiqua Restaurata , which was published in Dublin in 1723 , a second impression being issued in 1766 under the editorship of Dr. Henry Owen (1716 - 1795) See NLW WBO & ODMNB for full Bios. [Attributes: Hard 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 [.]

      1766 - 3 volume set. vi,2,viii,516; [4],692; [2],iv,745pp., original maps missing, volumes I and II have facsimiles of the maps, no map in volume III. Ex-General Assembly Library New Zealand with a small gilt stamp on spine and a larger one on the front cover. Front cover vol. I starting, front cover vol. III detached. Important collection of voyages publ;ished before Captain Cook's voyages. 41 relations of voyages, some for the first time in English. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miscellanea Zoologica quibus novae imprimis atque obscurae animalium species describuntur et observationibus iconibusque illustrantur

      Petrum van Cleef, The Hague 1766 - A good to very good copy of the first edition of this extremely rare work by the naturalist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811). This is one of his earliest works, drawing on collections in Dutch museums. It includes several vertebrates which were at that time unknown to science. Complete with 14 detailed and beautifully executed folding black and white plates drawn by the Dutch artist J J Bylaert, and decorative head and tailpieces. With title page with engraving of an owl, dedication, preface, text and corrigenda (244 pp), and folding plates. The binding is of worn but sound marbled boards with red label to spine (possibly contemporary or slightly later and possibly German/Dutch). All page edges red. Internally there is a little ink inscription to the bottom of the fep and occasional pencil annotation. The first plate has some creasing to the outer margin. There is a slight ink mark at the page edge of p219 which affects the edges of pages through to the first plate. Otherwise, apart from the very occasional spot, the contents are in remarkably good and clean condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung vom Wasserbau an Strömen

      . Fritsch, Lpz. 1766. 245 S. und 13 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, Original Hldr. (berieben u. best./NaV./etwas fleckig/1 Tafel eingerissen). -Silberschlag, Pastor an der heil. Geistkirche zu Magdeburg und Mitglied der Königl. Preuß. Akademie der Wissensch. zu Berlin-

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        Raccolta di osservazioni, e ragionamenti teologici e medici sopra la necessità dell' innesto del vajolo composti da.Sigg. Gio. Lami, P. Gio. Lorenzo Berti, P. Raimondo Adami, Gaetano Veraci. Con l' aggiunta di ampie annotazioni del Sig. Giovanni Calvi e di un discorso istorico sopra l' origine, progresso, scrittori e stabilimenti publici dell' innesto.

      Ag. Pizzorno, Pisa 1766 - [Vaccinazione-Medicina] (cm.24,3) ottimo cartonato originale. -- pp. XXI, 114. Bei finalini e 3 capolettera figurati. Veramente rara e interessante raccolta di tre trattati sopra l' innesto del vaiolo. Compilati da G. Lami, G.L. Berti e Raimondo Adami. Apparso nel 1762 è questa nostra la più completa edizione. Manca a molta bibliografia consultata compreso, Castiglioni, De Renzi, Waller, Osler, Pazzini e Hirsch. esemplare molto bello a pieni margini con barbe. * Rappaport "Ars Medica" Cat. 65 n° 1447; * Blake 75; * Wellcome II 154.[f71] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire à consulter et consultation pour le sieur Duval Dumanoir & M. Duval d'Espremenil avocat du roi au châtelet , héritiers du feû sieur Duval de Leyrit, gouverneur de Pondichéry. avec les lettres que les sieurs Duval de Leyrit & de Lally se sont écrites dans l'Inde, pour servir de pièces justificatives.

      De l'imprimerie de Michel Lambert 1766 - - De l'imprimerie de Michel Lambert, A Paris 1766, In 4 (21x27cm), Un Vol. relié. - Édition originale. Cartonnage moderne crème parcheminé. Pièce de titre en basane noire. Déchirure avec manque en marge sans aucune atteinte au texte des 4 premiers feuillets. Divers feuillets avec tâche brune en marge basse. Tâches brunes 356, 357p. et 508, 509p. Correspondance d'une importance cruciale entre le gouverneur de Pondichéry et le lieutenant-Général des armées de l'Inde sur la situation française en Inde et le gouvernement de Pondichéry de 1758 à 1760. Il fut établi un procès en faveur de Leyrit par la famille plaignante contre le lieutenant-général de Lally, accusé de haine implacable contre son gouverneur et trahison des intérêts du roi de l'état français et de la compagnie des Indes ce dernier, comme nous le stipule l'arrest du parlement en fin d'ouvrage, fut condamné à être décapité en place de Grève. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Variolis et Morbillis, Arabice et Latine; cum aliis nonnullis eiusdem argument. Cura et impensis Iohannis Channing, natu et civitate Londinensis

      London: Guilielmus Bowyer, 1766 Octavo, quarter calf and contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, morocco label, spine richly gilt, pp.xiv, [2] errata, 176, Arabic and Latin text, faint library stamp to title of Birmingham Medical Institute, ownership in ink on front blank of T.Blackall, and presentation bookplate from Dr Blackall to the Birmingham Medical Institutean excellent copy.Provenmance1. Dr Thomas Blackall 1814-1899, trained at St George?s Hospital, visiting physician to the Dreadnought Hospital, practiced in Mayfair.2. Birmingham Medical Institute LibrarySchnurrer, Bibliotheca Arabica no.397. Ellis, Arabic Books in the British Library, vol.2 p.286. Ali Kettani, Moslem contributions to the natural sciences, [in] Impact of science on society, vol.26, no,3 p.144. Sami Hamarneh [in] The Genius of Arab Civilizitaion. Source of Renaisance, pp.146-148. Nasr, Islamic Science, pp.176-177. Garrison & Morton 2527.99FIRST EDITION IN ARABIC with Latin translation, prepared by the great scholar John Channing, who did so much for editing the Arabic medical writings in the 18th century. This is the famous book on measles and smallpox, Kitab al-Jadari wa?l-Hasbat, one the masterpieces of Arabic medicine."The first great Moslem physician was the Persian Al-Razi, who lived from 850 to 912...an outstanding surgeon, he was the first to differentiate smallpox from measles and to write about them..." Ali Kettani."Ar-Razi became the greatest clinician, pathologist, medical educator, and philosopher of his time. His writings advanced the contemporary understanding of internal medicine substantially, and many of his ideas and original concepts...remain valid to-day. His discourse on smallpox and measles gained him worldwide recognition... Ar-Razi dealt with the causes of smallpox, its diagnosis and treatment...He listed the more evident symptons of measles in addition to the appearance of spots, as perturbation, distress, and faintness ?" concepts in present day pathology." Sami Hamarneh.

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        Avanzi d'un portico coperto, o criptoportico

      Rome 1766 - 1st state Hind 79John Wilton-Ely 212The Watermark that is present is number 36 in John Wilton-Ely on page 1162 and it dated between 1760-1780.From Vedute Di Roma thick laid paper, with the Fleurs-de-Lys water mark. Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Pi

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        Nouvelles recherches sur la France, ou Recueil de mémoires historiques sur quelques provinces, villes & bourgs du royaume.

      Chez Herissant fils 1766 - - Chez Herissant fils, a Paris 1766, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm), xij (4) 528pp. (3) et (8) 530pp. (2), relié. - Edition originale, assez rare. Plein Veau glacé brun d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Coiffe de tête du tome II en partie élimée. Un accroc en tête du tome II. Léger manque au quatrième nerf du tome I. Manque les secondes pages marbrées de garde au tome I. A l'origine de cet ouvrage, Pierre Lelong avait demandé à plusieurs savants de provinces des notices bibliographiques sur leur région pour les intégrer à La bibliothèque historique de France, mais les savants envoyèrent des mémoires historiques et le recueil fut publié à part. On y trouve ainsi de rares renseignements sur des villes peu étudiées : Annonay, Avalon, Béziers, Braine, Charenton, Laval, Milly, Montargis, Nemours, Saulieu, Bayeux. xij (4) 528pp. (3) et (8) 530pp. (2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Riflessioni apologetiche sopra la podestà del Sommo Pontefice contra l’autore delle Istruzioni intorno la Santa Sede

      In Venezia, MDCCLXVI (1766). Presso Francesco Pitteri - Contiene anche un quartino sciolto: Lettera al signor dottor Carminati. Autore delle Riflessioni apologetiche, sopra la podestà del Sommo Pontefice &c. circa il giudizio dato nel Corrier Letterario intorno la detta Opera nel foglio N. 14 de’ 14 Marzo 1767 In Padova, MDCCLXVII (1767). Nella stamperia Conzatti. Un volume in-4° (303 x 218 mm), pp. VIII, 156. Bellissima legatura in pelle maculato con cornice dorata e doppio filetto a secco ai piatti. Dorso a sette riquadri e sei nervi con ricchi fregi dorati; risguardi in seta, due segnalibri in seta; tagli dorati. Esemplare molto fresco con una stupenda carta pesante. Fregi al frontespizio e capilettera ornati. Il volume contiene la risposta del Carminati all’autore delle Istruzioni intorno la Santa Sede, un libro su cui anche il Nunzio Apostolico a Venezia si era soffermato: «Ultimamente – scriveva il Carafa – è uscito un libro de’ più ingiuriosi che mai siasi letto alla Santa Sede e all’autorità pontificia col titolo Istruzioni intorno alla Santa Sede tradotte dal francese. In realtà si crede che sia composto a Venezia». Era, però una svista, come nota Infelise (L’editoria veneziana del ’700, pp. 111-112, da cui la citazione è tratta), perché l’opera di indirizzo gallicano era effettivamente una traduzione di un testo francese pubblicato nel 1692 ed edita sotto falso nome dal Graziosi nel 1765. Nel foglio allegato si legge la replica alla nota pubblicata sul “Corriere letterario” di Francesco Griselini, che difendeva e appoggiava i volumi del Graziosi (che ne era anche lo stampatore). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RICCIARDETTO DI NICCOLÒ CARTEROMACO. Ilustrador Pier Ant. Novelli, grabador Antonio Barath. 2ª edición. II volúmenes

      - "In Lucca. s.i. 1766. Dos volúmenes. O.C. 8º mayor estrecho, frontis y portada, xxxvipp-1h-420pp-1h blanca, frontis portada, 430pp-2h blancas. Magníficamente ilustrada con XXXII láminas calcográficas, dos de ellas en acero correspondientes a los frontis y treinta grabadas en cobre fuera de texto, portadas tambien grabadas en acero, viñetas iniciales y capitulares xilográficas. Bonita encuadernacion homogénea muy ligeramente usada, pleno tafilete avellana época, doble tejuelo, lomera cuajada, hierros dorados en cantos, cajos parcialmente abiertos sin estar sueltos, cortes jaspeados. Ligera señal marginal en últimas hojas al vol. II. Buen y sólido ejemplar, magnífica edición barroca, muy limpia, estupendo papel de hilo, bella impresión con varias tipografías, algunas cursivas, los grabados de gran calidad y detalle, pensamos que prodía ser una edición clandestina, ya que, no indica impresor y, sobre todo, por su contenido satírico hacia el clero. Texto en italiano. La ciudad de Lucca se encuentra en la Toscana. Niccolò Forteguerri, poeta italiano, nació en Pistoya el 7 de Noviembre de 1674 y murió en Roma el 17 de Febrero 1735. Estudió jurisprudencia en Pisa, vivió luego en Roma, acompañó al legado Zondari a España, de donde regresó en 1703, y recibió de Clemente XI el título de camarero, luego un canonicato y, finalmente la prelatura. Su poema más famoso es la epoyeya satírica "Ricciardetto" (1725) . A causa de su sátira sobre la clerecía no apareció hasta la muerte del autor, en Venecia (con el pie de imprenta de París, 1738). Este poema profano, imitación de Ariosto, sirve de continuación al Orlando furioso, aunque no alcanza el valor poético de éste. Esta obra, si bien cimentó la fama de su autor, le perjudicó en su carrera eclesiástica, pues no pudo ver colmado su deseo de revestir la púrpura cardenalicia. Muy rara, no en CCPB, que colaciona las de: In Parigi (Venecia). A spese di Francesco Pitteri. 1738 - Venezia. Presso Antonio Zatta e figli. 1789. (y) Milano. Dalla Societè Tipografica de `Classici Italiani. 1813.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Elements of Clock and Watch-Work, Adapted to Practice. In Two Essays

      16 folding engraved plates. 4 p.l., 192, [13] pp. Large 4to, cont. half-calf & marbled boards (ends of spine somewhat worn, corners a little worn), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed for the Author, 1766. First edition of the author's first book; this is a fine association copy, having belonged to Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), the well-known engineer, who established a famous factory in Soho for the manufacture of high quality metal work and other goods. Cumming (1733-1814), mathematician and mechanic, carried on a watchmaking business in Bond Street, London for many years. The two, with such similar professional interests, must have known each other well. This was considered to be a "definitive professional textbook."-Taylor, Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England. The first part is devoted to a discussion of improvements possible to clock works and the second part is concerned with improvements to watch works. Fine copy, lacking the leaf of errata, as is often the case. Bookplate of Matthew Boulton. Baillie, Clocks and Watches, p. 270. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p. 72. D.N.B., V, p. 296. .

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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.traduits de l'Allemand.Par C.G.F. Dumas.

      Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey, 1766. - 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. x, [2], 388; iv, 207, [22]index, [3]ads. large folding engraved map. contemporary mottled calf, gilt backs (some chipping & wear to extremities, some age-browning, overall a nice set). First Edition of the French Translation of the third volume of Müller's Nachrichten von Seereisen. (Sammlung Russiche Geschichte (1758)), an invaluable reference source for the history of Russian discovery and exploration in north-east Asia and along the north-west coast of America. It is the best contemporary account of Bering's first and second expeditions to Bering Strait and the western limits of North America, during which he discovered Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Müller served as a scientific associate on Bering's second voyage, 1741-42. Müller’s work also contains the substance of crucial written reports which he found in the archives in the town of Jakutsk which established that the Bering Strait had in fact first been discovered and navigated by Semyon Dezhnyov in 1648. This French translation is apparently fuller and superior to the English translation published by Thomas Jefferys in 1761. The map is a copy of the St. Petersburg 1758 issue of the Müller map (first published in 1754), which contained the first cartographic representation of what is now the Alaska peninsula. The map also confirmed the existence of a body of water between Asia and America, a subject of great controversy over the preceding two hundred years, and presented a correct delineation of the Kurile Islands. Howes M-875. Sabin 51286. Streeter VI 3462. Wickersham 6333. Wagner 614. JCB 1531 (incorrect date 1756 cited). Gagnon I 2479. Wroth, Cartography of the Pacific, p. 263. cfTPL 185, cfLande 1358, cfHill p. 206, cfLada-Mocarski 17 (1st English Edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Réduite de L'Ocean Septentrional compris entre l'Asie et l'Amerique suivant les Decouvertes qui ont été faites par les Russes.

      J. N. Bellin, Paris 1766 - A fascinating map of the North Pacific shown just before the voyages of Cook, by Bellin, the esteemed French Royal hydrographer, present here in the first state This extremely interesting and finely engraved large map depicts the northern Pacific Ocean, and adjacent coasts during an early stage in its exploration, after the first wave of great Russian explorers but just before the momentous voyages of Captain James Cook. The map embraces a vast expanse from north of the 35th parallel, from Japan to California. The map shows the tracks of the Russian voyages of Bering and his deputy Aleksei Chirikov conducted from 1728-43 that first defined eastern Siberia and touched upon the American northwest. Save the imaginary bulge on the north coast of the Chuckchi Peninsula, the coasts of Siberia are extremely well-defined, attesting to Bering's enormous talent as a cartographer. Japan, whose rulers were known to be especially unwelcoming to foreign explorers, is not well understood, such that its large northernmost island, Hokkaido, does not appear at all on the map. It is perhaps Bellin's depiction of North America that is most intriguing. It shows how Bering and Chirikov touched on various points of the Aleutians and sighted Mount St. Elias, the 18,000 ft. peak located near the top of the Alaska panhandle. The Pacific northwest immediately south of that point is entirely conjectural noting apocryphal discoveries such as the 'River of the King's' encountered by the Spanish Admiral de Fuente in 1640, and the Strait of Juan De Fuca, discovered in 1592. Although the latter body of water does exist, it was probably first encountered by Europeans in the 1770s. Bellin does, however, note Sir Francis Drake's actual discovery of 'Nouvelle Albion' (northern California) in 1578. The map optimistically shows a land route across the continent to the Pacific, decades before any such endeavor was embarked upon. The mapping of the heart of North America is also most curious, as it shows the Red River system, which in reality flows towards Hudson's Bay, as being connected to the Mississippi Basin. The map is elegantly traversed by rhumb lines and the composition is completed by an exquisite rococo title cartouche. This map was part of the l'Hydrographie Française, a great sea atlas, published by Bellin in two volumes from 1755 to 1766. This was one of the finest works of the prolific Bellin, the "Hydrographer to the King", who was so highly regarded that the British (who were almost always at war with France) made him a member of their Royal Society. Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada IV:1125, plate 879; Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America , 610. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition apart from expert repairs to center fold.

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        Globe Terrestre

      Paris, 1766. A SUPERB TERRESTRAIL GLOBE BY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT REFORMERS OF FRENCH CARTOGRAPHY 17" in height, 9" in diameter . Book.

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        Compendio histórico, geográfico y genealógico de los Soberanos de la Europa. Descripción de sus Cortes, Religión y Fuerzas, con la serie de sus Principes, hasta el año de 1766. Quarta impresión, en que se corrigen las antecedentes y se añade la descripción de la Italia y sus Repúblicas, los Soberanos de Alemania y Principes del Imperio, la Grandeza de España, Ordenes Militares de toda Europa y el Estado Eclesiástico de todos los Reynos.

      Madrid, en la Oficina de Don Antonio Sanz, a costa de la Real Compañìa de Impresores y Mercaderes de Libros del Reyno, 1766. - 4to.; 4 hs., 456 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia civile del Regno di Napoli.

      Venezia, Giambattista Pasquali. 1766 - Edizione accresciuta di note critiche, riflessioni, medaglie, e moltissime correzioni fatte dall' Autore, che non si trovano nelle tre anteriori. Opere postume in difesa della sua Storia civile del Regno di Napoli con la sua professione di fede. Si aggiungono in questa edizione le Annotazioni critiche del P. Paoli. e la risposta di P. Giannone alle suddette Annotazioni. Ibidem, 1768. 8 volumi in-4 , pergamena coeva. Complessive 2514 pp., bel ritratto dell' autore inciso in rame dal Baratti e una tavola con medaglioni f.t. Ottimo esemplare, a parte lievi rifioriture in poche pagine. Pregevole edizione di questa celebre opera che ebbe un grande successo. ". Non poteasi formare migliore un piano di storia come quella del Giannone." (Giustiniani, Biblioteca storica del Regno di Napoli, p. 112). Biografia degli uomini illustri del Regno di Napoli, I, p. 85. Minieri Riccio, Scrittori del Regno di Napoli, pp. 148-49. Soria, Memorie degli storici napolitani, pp. 285-90. Villani, Scrittori pugliesi, pp. 409-13. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Edizione accresciuta.... 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. 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]² A-3K4 ; t.3: [pi]² 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.

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