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        Icones Insectorvm circa Ratisbonam indigenorvm coloribvs natvram referentibvs expressae.

      1766. 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..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Le grand Trictrac, ou methode facile pour apprendre sans maitre la marche, les termes, les regles, et une grande partie des finesses de ce jeu, enrichie de 288 planches ou figures, avec les decisions des cas particuliers. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee & considerablement augmentee.

      Paris, du fonds de P. F. Giffart chez De Hansy le jeune, 1766.. XVI, 357, (3) SS. Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. grünem Rückenschildchen. 8vo.. Dritte Ausgabe (EA 1738) der reich illustrierten Spielanleitung des Backgammon (das beim vorrevolutionären französischen Adel beliebte "Trictrac"). Anonym verfaßt vom frz. Ingenieur, Mathematiker und Theologen B.-L. Soumille (1703-74). - Stellenweise leicht braunfleckig und vereinzelt minimal fingerfleckig. Einband an Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestoßen. Gelenke angeplatzt. - Querard IX, 230. Hargrave 208. OCLC 6968861 u. 52793714. Barbier II, 565 c. BN 175, 954.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Amboinische Raritäten-Cammer oder Abhandlung von den steinschaalichten Thieren, welche man Schnecken und Muscheln nennet. Aus dem Holländischen übersetzt von Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller [...] und mit Zusätzen [...] vermehret von Johann Hieronymus Chemnitz [...].

      Wien, Krauß, 1766.. Kupfertitel, (20), CXXVIII, (2), 200, (2) SS. Mit 2 Wappenkupfern von F. Schaur und 33 gest. Tafeln. - (Beigebunden) II: Valentijn, Francois. Abhandlung von Schnecken, Muscheln und Seegewächsen, welche um Amboina und den umliegenden Inseln gefunden werden. Als ein Anhang zu G. E. Rumphs Amboinischen Raritätenkammer. Aus dem Holländischen übersetzt von P. L. S. Müller [...]. Ebd., 1773. VIII, 148 SS. Mit 18 (2 gef.) Kupfertafeln von J. C. Berndt. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung. Buntpapiervorsätze. Folio.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Rumpf, "ein gelehrter Kaufmann aus Hanau, hielt sich viele Jahre in Ost-Indien auf, ließ sich nachmahls zu Amboina nieder [...], hinterließ eine Beschreibung von amboinischen See-Muscheln, und wurde zuletzt von dem öftern Anschauen dieser Conchyliorum gantz blind" (Jöcher III, 2310). Die Tafeln sind seitenverkehrte Nachstiche der Tafeln 17-49 des holländischen Originals (1705). - II: Erste deutsche Ausgabe der "Verhandeling der Zee-Horenkens en Zee-Gewassen" (1754). Valentijn war reformierter Prediger in Amboina, Banda und den umliegenden Inseln sowie Verfasser einer umfangreichen Beschreibung Ostindiens. - Die Kupfer von I an den Schluß des gesamten Textes gebunden. Das zweite Widmungsblatt unten etwas fleckig, zumeist aber sehr sauber und frisch. Einige Kupfer im seitl. Rand mit kl. Knickfalten. Einige Lagen von II etwas gebräunt. - Einband etwas beschabt, Rücken mit den Gelenken unter Verwendung des größten Teils des alten Materials erneuert. - Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar. - I: Ebert 19609. Landwehr, VOC 593. Graesse VI.1, 192. Nissen, ZBI 3519. - II: Nissen, ZBI 4215.

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        LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Translated from the Spanish of MIGUEL CERVANTES DE SAAVEDRA. By Charles Jarvis. Carefully revised and corrected, a new Translation of the Poetical Part by another Hand

      London, J. and R. Tonson and J. Dodsley, 1766.: . London, J. and R. Tonson and J. Dodsley, 1766.. FOURTH EDITION of Charles Jarvis translation 1766, 4 volumes, complete set. 12mo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, 31 engraved plates as required, unsigned, Plate 1 being the frontispiece to Volume I, pages: lii, (4), 280; (6), 311; (12), 300; (8), 355, bound in contemporary calf, raised bands and gilt rules to spines, gilt lettered red morocco labels and gilt volume numbers, gilt edges to covers. Gilt just slightly worn, corners slightly worn, tiny crack at tail of lower hinge on Volume I, another at tail of upper hinge on Volume III plus 40 mm (1½ inch) crack on lower hinge just above tail, 55 mm (2¼ inch) crack to lower hinge on Volume IV, armorial bookplate of James Charles Dale and the signature in old ink of a member of his family dated 1785 on pastedown to Volume I, repeated in the other volumes, the title page has a pale round stamp commemorating his year as High Sheriff for Dorset in 1843, this is also repeated on the title pages of Volumes II and IV, plus1 free endpaper, small closed tear to 1 footnote due to paper flaw, neatly repaired, no loss of text, small chip to 1 margin, very occasional small pale stain to margins, 4 letters missing at top of 1 page due to adhesion to the top margin of the facing plate, letters missing from 6 words on 1 page due to paper flaw, all still easily legible, 1 word slightly obscured by light stain on text, but legible, tiny ink spot in 2 margins, pale foxing to a couple of pages, small worm track in margin of final page and rear endpapers of Volume II, small worm track to top outer corner of front endpapers, title page and prelims of Volume III, continuing as a single worm hole to page 191, not affecting text, title page lightly browned at edges in Volume III, small corner missing from front endpaper in Volume IV, 1 plate not trimmed at fore-edge and lightly soiled in that margin. Text blocks tight and firm. A good set of a quite scarce early edition of the Jarvis translation. James Charles Dale (1792 – 1872) a previous owner, was a wealthy English naturalist who devoted almost all of his adult life to entomology and was a friend of James Francis Stephens, who frequently mentioned him in his Illustrations of British Entomology and of John Curtis who refers to him frequently in his British Entomology. Dale's motto "floreat entomologia" appears on his bookplate. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Publii Virgilii Maronis. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis

      Johannis Baskerville, Birmingham 1766 - 8vo, pp. [2], 388; engraved frontispiece; contemporary red straight-grain paneled morocco, gilt-lettered direct on smooth gilt-decorated spine, interlocking gilt border on covers, a.e.g.; pages foxed, a little wear at the extremities, but in all a nice copy with a painting on the fore-edge of a country manor house atop a knoll, surrounded with trees; the painting seems a trifle faded, but it is likely 19th century, possibly done at the time this book was given as a prize to William Semicot Brickwell, Trinity College, Oxford, 1818. With a later engraved bookplate of R. Nash Brickwell. Gaskell 34. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        "Publii Virgilii Maronis. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis"

      Birmingham: Johannis Baskerville, 1766. Birmingham: Johannis Baskerville. 1766. "8vo, pp. [2], 388; engraved frontispiece; contemporary red straight-grain paneled morocco, gilt-lettered direct on smooth gilt-decorated spine, interlocking gilt border on covers, a.e.g.; pages foxed, a little wear at the extremities, but in all a nice copy with a painting on the fore-edge of a country manor house atop a knoll, surrounded with trees; the painting seems a trifle faded, but it is likely 19th century, possibly done at the time this book was given as a prize to William Semicot Brickwell, Trinity College, Oxford, 1818. With a later engraved bookplate of R. Nash Brickwell. Gaskell 34."

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        Plan du Siege De Minden

      Teilkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Jakob van der Schley nach Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer bei Gosse & Pinet 1766: . Teilkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von Jakob van der Schley nach Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer bei Gosse & Pinet 1766. 56x73 cm. - Tooley 2 I. S. 98 - Südorientierte Karte des Gebietes um Minden zwischen Kirchlengern, Lübbecke, Petershagen und Bückeburg. Mit Einzeichnung der Truppenaufstellungen. Im weißen Papierrand etwas fleckig und kurze Einrisse restauriert.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Der Stadt Stralsund führnehmste Landes-Herrliche Privilegien, Resolutionen und bestätigte Grundgesetze und Verträge. Von 1581 bis 1759.

      Stralsund bey Hieronymus Johann Struck 1766 - 22,5x18,5 cm. 3 Bll., 248 S., 1 Bl. Halblederband mit verblasstem gold. Rückentitel und -verzierung. 5 Bünde. Oberes Kapital mit Fehlstelle. Insgesamt stark berieben, Ecken aufgestoßen. Innen gebräunt, sehr selten minimal gilbfleckig, Vorsätze etwas stärker. Roter Seitenschnitt rundum. Hinten Seiten leicht gewellt, sonst guter bis sehr guter Zustand. Verzeichnis der Rubriken: 1. Kaysers Rudolph II. Privilegium de non arrestando. 2. Herzogs Philipp Julii Vertrag mit der Stadt Stralsund 1606. 3. Desselben Interims-Vertrag mit derselben 1612. 4. Der Erb-Vertrag zwischen Herzog Philippo Julio und der Stadt Stralsund, vom 11. Jul. 1615. 5. Der vom Herzog Ph. Julio bestätigte Bürger-Vertrag zw. Bürgermeistere und Rathsverwandte der Stadt Stralsund. 1616. 6. Visitations-Abschied wegen der Stralsundischen Kirchen, Hospitalien und geistlichen Güter, Von 1617. 7. Receß über die Abrichtung aller Gravaminum. 8. Herzogs Bogislaf XIV. Confirmation der Privilegien der Stadt. 1626. 9. Königs Gustaf Adolph Allianz-Artikel, mit der Stadt Stralsund geschlossen, 1628. 10. Der Königin Christina Schreiben an den Magistrat in Stralsund, über desselben angezeigte Gravamina. 11. Derselben Declaration und Resolution, der Stadt Stralsund auf 7 angezeigte Punkte gegeben, 1641. 12. Königs Carl XI. Vormundschaftlicher Regierung Bestätigung der Privilegien der Stadt Stralsund 1663. 13. Königl. Resolution über gemeine Angelegenheiten der Stadt. 1664. 14. Königl. Resolution an die Stadt Stralsund, wegen der Accise, dem Magazinkorn und Fortificationsbau. 1669. 15. Königl. Resolution über versch. Angelegenheiten 1679. 16. Der Königl. Herren Commissarien Resolutiones, auf der 4 Gewerke und anderer Handwerker übergebenes Memorial 1680. 17. Königs Carl XI. Bestät- und Begnadigung der Schützen-Compagnie in Stralsund 1681. 18. Königl. allergnädigstes Suspensivum für die Stadt Stralsund, wegen der von der Haupt-Commission ergangenen Resolutionen 1682. (19. - 36. Rubrik zwischen 1685 und 1759) Mit einer gestochenen Wappentitelei. 1.100 gr. Halblederband mit verblasstem gold. Rückentitel und -verzierung. 5 Bünde. Oberes Kapital mit Fehlstelle. Insgesamt stark berieben, Ecken aufgestoßen.

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        3 p. A.L.s to Mr. John DeWolf of Antwerp containing samples of wool

      Sep 23, 1766, Sarum - 4to, approx. 13"x 8"; 22 lines, neat, legible hand in ink on rectos and versos of a single sheet folded, together with 18 samples (approx.1/2"x1") of woven wool in various patterns and colors with prices & measurements in margins; previous folds, address and postal marks on verso at center fold with head and tail of wax seal; a few spots and stains, small nickel-sized tear with remnants adhered to the wax (partial letter loss), overall fine, in a contemporary red cloth clamshell box with paper label on spine. Carpenter graciously begins, "I am forever with yours of the 12 just in with you are desirous of some patterns of my manufactory.which I have herein enclosed together with the bredth and lowest prices delivered in London and should I receive your orders for any I make no doubt of giving you entire satisfaction, you will please to take notice that these prices are for ready money.I must now ask the favour that when you write again it may be in English for as I am not well acquainted with the French it gives me much trouble & may be attended with mistakes so hope you will get yours translated with you." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia chronologica de la Santa Angelica y Apostolica Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de la Ciudad de Zaragoza y de los progresos de sus reedificaciones. Relación panegyrica de los solemnes fiestas que ha celebrado la misma Augusta, Imperial .

      Imprenta del Rey Nuestro Señor, Zaragoza - plena piel con nervios en lomera rozada, motivos vegetales en los planos y motivo animal central bello grabado al cobre por Lamarca, plano grabado plegado, desprendido, con la planta de la Iglesia, ligeras manchas de humedad que no afectan, en general buena conservación, Palau 14624. Ciudad,con el justo motivo de la ereccion,y descubrimiento del nuevo sumptuoso Tabernaculo,que se ha labrado en el propio lugar en que la edificoel Apostol Santiago el Mayor . Hacia 1766. 471 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Von Fällung der Wälder und gehöriger Anwendung des gefällten Holzes Oder Wie mit dem Schlag-Holz, dann halb- und ganz ausgewachsenem Ober-Holz, umzugehen, und alles benannte Holz richtig zu schätzen und anzuschlagen ist, Nebst einer Beshcreibung der Handwerker, die Ihre Arbeit in den Wäldern verfertigen, als ein zur vollständigen Abhandlung von dem Forst-Wesen gehöriger Theil.

      Transl. into German by Carl Christoph Oelhafen von Schöllenbach. 2 vols. Nürnberg: Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt 1766-67. With 36 folding engr. plates. and engr. in the text. (32) + 318 + (10); 205 + (8) pp. Contp. marbled boards, extremities rubbed.. Henri Louis Duhamel (1700-1782), French botanist, who is mainly known for his work on fruit trees and forestry. He contributed to Diderot Encyclopedia and was a president of the Academy of Science

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        [COLLECTION OF TWENTY LETTERS, OR DRAFTS OF LETTERS, REFERRING TO FRENCH NEGOTIATIONS WITH GREAT BRITAIN, CONCERNING THE SETTLEMENT OF OUTSTANDING ISSUES REGARDING CANADA, FROM THE PAPERS OF THE EARL OF ROCHFORD, BRITISH AMBASSADOR IN PARIS]

      [Various places. 1766-1768].. Twenty manuscript items of various size and pagination, as described below, written variously in English and French. Overall bright, clean, and legible. Very good. A diverse archive concerning issues that remained between Great Britain and France regarding Canada after the close of the French and Indian War. Though the 1763 Treaty of Paris officially ended the war, a large number of flash-point issues remained. These circumstances occasioned a sort of cold war between France and Great Britain for the remainder of the decade, as each worked to undermine the designs of the other, all the while carrying out necessary negotiations. This environment of intrigue and subtle conflict is born out in the present archive. Most of the papers here seem to be associated with the British ambassador in Paris, the Earl of Rochford, and his negotiations with the French Foreign Office over various points that needed to be resolved. The other communications, from Lord Shelburne, the Secretary of State for the Southern Department, and notes on various spying activities, would also be consistent with the Ambassador's papers, and it is likely that this is where this group of material originated. Many of the letters are addressed to Rochford. Whether the material came from Rochford's papers or was passed to Shelburne is unclear. The items are listed below, categorized by the language in which they are written. Documents in English: 1) [MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM AN UNNAMED PARTY TO LORD SHELBURNE REGARDING CANADA AND DISCUSSING CURRENT SECRET INTELLIGENCE]. Paris. May 25, 1768. [4]pp. Captioned "Secret and Private," this letter to Lord Shelburne notifies the recipient that there is a British spy attached to Nadault de Belaire, a French officer lately returned from Canada, and that Nadault is apparently preparing for some sort of naval action. The author writes that he has paid the spy for his information and that the spy is taking special care not to raise suspicion. 2) [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM A MR. GUINARD TO THE EARL OF ROCHFORD REGARDING THE "CANADA RECONNAISSANCES"]. London. Dec. 25, 1767. [3]pp. This letter concerns the repayment of French debts to Canadian residents who had recently become British citizens via the Treaty of Paris. The author is responding to a French edict converting the outstanding debts into future contracts. 3) [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM ANTHONY VIALARS TO THE EARL OF ROCHFORD REGARDING PAYMENT OF MONIES OWED HIM]. Paris. Dec. 13, 1766. [1]p. A letter of gratitude to the Earl of Rochford, expressing thanks for his assistance in the repayment of Canadian paper debts. 4) [ANONYMOUS MANUSCRIPT NOTE DETAILING "BUSINESS DEPENDING WITH FRANCE"]. [ca. 1766]. [1]p. A short bullet-point list of outstanding concerns by an unknown author, including the "maintenance of prisoners in India," "Canada paper," "Deduction claimed by France for honoring accounts of Prisoners," and more. Documents in French: 5) [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM M. DURAND TO AN UNNAMED PARTY]. London. Sept. 24, 1766. [2]pp. on folded quarto sheet with secretarial docket on conjugate blank. Evidently from a French representative at the British court, promising to show a memorandum from the British ambassador to the French court, regarding British claims and "Papier du Canada," apparently referring to bearer bonds, stocks, and other forms of paper currencies and properties that had been affected by the war and subsequent peace arrangements. M. Durand reiterates reasons why the demands are contrary to the articles of the Convention. 6) [LETTER IN A SECRETARIAL HAND TO THE COMTE DE ROCHFORD, SIGNED BY THE DUC DE CHOISEUL]. Versailles. Oct. 9, 1766. [2]pp. on folded sheet with secretarial docket on conjugate blank. Acknowledges receipt of a letter from the Earl of Rochford containing a memorandum with the protest of "les Vialars" at their exclusion from the settlements signed at London the previous Nov. 18. The Duc de Choiseul refers the matter to the Duc de Praslin. The docket title, in another hand, dates the letter Oct. 15, 1766. 7) [COPY IN A SECRETARIAL HAND OF A LETTER SENT BY THE EARL OF SHELBURNE TO THE COMTE DE GUERCHY]. Whitehall. Oct. 31, 1766. [4]pp. Shelburne points out the arbitrary nature of the terms of the Convention, which he describes as favorable to the French, and applied "not only in general [with] rigidity against the English proprietors, but to the prejudice of many of them," and he also complains about the French Commissioner, M. Lescallier, whom he says makes rulings "without any reasons, or offers only frivolous [ones]." Shelburne insists upon two specific issues: first, he demands that all legitimate claims submitted by or before the deadline of Oct. 1 must be paid; and second, he concedes that all claims submitted after that date, even if the proprietors were not properly informed of the deadline, must be rejected. 8) [COPY IN A SECRETARIAL HAND OF AN AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN THE EARL OF SHELBURNE AND THE COMTE DE GUERCHY]. London. Nov. 18, 1766. [3]pp. on folded sheet ([4] leaves). A document stating the agreement reached between Shelburne, the British Secretary of State, and the Comte de Guerchy, the French ambassador, enumerating lists of specific persons and the recompenses they are entitled to receive. 9) [LETTER IN A SECRETARIAL HAND TO THE COMTE DE ROCHFORD, SIGNED BY THE DUC DE CHOISEUL]. Versailles. Jan. 18, 1767. [2]pp. on folded sheet ([4] leaves). The Duc de Choiseul informs the Earl of Rochford that he has pursued the matter of the claim made by the nuns at the General Hospital in Quebec, referring it to the attention of the Duc de Praslin and the Comte de Guerchy, who will ensure that the payment is made. 10) [AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM THE DUC DE PRASLIN TO THE COMTE DE ROCHFORD REGARDING THE CLAIMS OF MR. VIALARS AND HIS SON]. Versailles. Oct. 9, 1767. [4]pp. on folded sheet ([4] leaves). The Duc de Praslin acknowledges receipt of the Earl of Rochford's letter and the attachment concerning the claims of Mr. Vialars and his son, protesting that he thought this matter long since settled. The Duc states that the variations in the amounts claimed by Vialars and his son raised the "suspicions" of the Comte de Guerchy. At a meeting with Lord Shelburne and the Comte de Guerchy on Sept. [?] 18, 1766, the Duc asserts that father and son were accused of fraud, the son made a "most indecent" scene, and Lord Shelburne had him removed. The Duc de Choiseul further asserts that Shelburne and Guerchy agreed at that time that no further consideration should be given to the Vialars' claims. Enumerating further details, the Duc declares that the pair are "guilty" and should consider themselves fortunate not to have been given over to "the full force of the law." 11) [MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO THE DUC DE PRASLIN REGARDING THE CLAIMS OF ROBERT FOLEY AND Co.]. Fontainebleau. Oct. 10, 1767. [1]p. with docket title on verso. A letter from an unknown correspondent on behalf of Robert Foley & Co., whose claims had been rejected by the British for a lack of supporting documentation. The author hopes that the Duc will give consideration to "the justice" of their request and authorize payment from the French authorities for their Canadian holdings. 12) [LETTER IN A SECRETARIAL HAND, SIGNED BY THE DUC DE PRASLIN, CONCERNING THE CLAIMS OF ROBERT FOLEY AND COMPANY]. Fontainebleau. Oct, 11, 1767. [1]p. on folded sheet ([4] leaves) with docket title on fourth leaf. Evidently a reply to the letter (11) above, rejecting the claim for indemnification as a matter that must be decided by the British court, but granting Robert Foley and Company relief from the "fin de non-recevoir," by special dispensation of the French King. 13) [MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO THE DUC DE PRASLIN FROM AN UNNAMED PARTY ON BEHALF OF DANIEL VIALARS]. Paris. Nov. 11, 1767. [2]pp. on folded sheet ([4] leaves) with docket title on fourth leaf. A renewal of the pleas on behalf of London businessman Daniel Vialars, currently in Paris, concerning his Canadian papers. The author declares that all the required documentation is now at hand, that the plaintiff has the support of the British court, and that the late Comte de Guerchy also promised his support at their last meeting. 14) [LETTER TO THE DUC DE PRASLIN, IN TWO DIFFERENT HANDS, CONCERNING THE AFFAIRS OF MESSIEURS VIALARS AND RYBOT]. Paris. Dec. 14, 1767. [4]pp. Renewing with still further details the case of Daniel Vialars and appending the additional case of another London businessman, M. Rybot, and asking for consideration of "all the circumstances" of the latter's situation, at the request of the British court. 15) [LETTER IN A SECRETARIAL HAND TO THE EARL OF ROCHFORD FROM THE DUC DE PRASLIN, SIGNED BY THE DUC, CONCERNING THE AFFAIRS OF MESSRS. VIALARS AND RYBOT OF LONDON]. Versailles. Dec. 29, 1767. [5]pp. on two folded sheets bound with blue ribbon, with docket title on seventh leaf. The Duc de Praslin rejects the further appeals on behalf of M. Vialars, but is willing to approach his king about the related claims (Vialars appears to have been acting for others besides himself) if he can obtain assurances from the British court that this will be the end of the affair. As for M. Rybot, the Duc regrets that he has been swindled by one Joncaire Chabert, who had no authority to sign for the French government, and although it is regrettable for M. Rybot, the French authorities cannot reimburse a fraudulent claim. 16) [AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM THE EARL OF ROCHFORD TO THE DUC DE PRASLIN REGARDING DISCUSSION OF REMAINING "AFFAIRES DE PAPIER"]. Paris. May 8, 1768. [1]p. on folded sheet with docket title and memorandum on fourth leaf. The British ambassador cancels his meeting with the Duc de Praslin because of illness, and proposes to send in his stead his secretary, Mr. Porter. 17) [AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM THE DUC DE PRASLIN TO THE EARL OF ROCHFORD]. Paris. May 8, 1768. [2]pp. on folded sheet with docket title on fourth leaf. The Duc de Praslin is sorry to hear of the illness of the British ambassador and is ready to receive M. Porter whenever he should call; however, the Duc believes that the few remaining problems are best handled by the Maitre des Requêtes, M. de Vilevault, who has been authorized by the King in this capacity. 18) [AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM THE EARL OF ROCHFORD TO THE DUC DE PRASLIN ]. Paris. May 21, 1768. [3]pp. with docket title on fourth leaf. The Earl reports the results of the meeting between his secretary, Mr. Porter, and the Maitre des Requêtes, M. de Vilevault, specifying the amounts decided upon in the case of Mr. Vialars and those persons he represented. The Earl regrets that his illness still keeps him confined, but is eager to report the Duc's response to the remaining affairs of Canadian papers to the British court. 19) [MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO THE DUC DE PRASLIN FROM AN UNNAMED PERSON ON BEHALF OF HENRY LYON]. [Paris? 1767]. [1]p., [1] blank leaf, [1]p., [1] leaf with docket title. On the first page, written in French, is a plea on behalf of the Canadian claims of one Henry Lyon, by an unnamed author. On the third page, in a different hand, is a notation in English, apparently reminding the author ("Your Lordship") that he should mention that Lord Shelburne will concur with the Duc de Praslin's decision, fearing that otherwise the latter will make the excuse that there is not enough time to consult with the British about this settlement. 20) [MANUSCRIPT MEMORANDUM REPORTING AN IMPORTANT MEETING]. [Np. nd]. [1]p. A mysterious missive, apparently from a spy, reporting that there is to be an important meeting, the purpose of which he (or she) has not yet determined, but which he will do his utmost to discover. The author also mentions the departure of "six engineers" for Canada, and reports further that the concierge states that "his master had a conference with the ambassador of France" that lasted an hour and a half, and that his master has been in bad humor ever since. The final paragraph appears to make arrangements for a clandestine meeting. The French is somewhat awkward, and suggests either a person of little education or a non-native speaker. In all, a vivid picture of Anglo-French negotiations and intrigue following the French and Indian War.

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        "A complete dictionary English and Dutch, to which is added a grammar for both languages, originally compiled by William Sewel; but now not only reviewed, and more than the half part augmented, yet according to the modern spelling, entirely improved by Egbert Buys… [title in Dutch]."

      Amsterdam: Kornelis De Veer. 1766. "First edition edited by Buys, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. [16], 946; [8], 86, 1012; title pages printed in red and black; engraved allegorical title page in volume I, text in triple column; contemporary and likely original calf-backed marbled boards, red morocco labels on spines; a very good, clean, and handsome copy. & & Volume 1 is English to Dutch, volume 2 is Dutch to English, and includes English and Dutch grammars. Sewel is best known for his history of the Quakers (1722), but also had many philological talents. This dictionary and his Compendious Guide to the Dutch Language were both still in print in the nineteenth century.& & Vancil, p. 219; this edition not in Zaunmuller."

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        THE ELEMENTS OF CLOCK AND WATCH-WORK, ADAPTED TO PRACTICE. IN TWO ESSAYS

      London, printed for the author; and sold by him, and A. Millar, D. Wilson, J. Dodsley, S. Baker [and 7 others in London and Edinburgh], 1766.. FIRST EDITION 1766, second issue (published the same year as the first), 4to, 260 x 210 mm, 10¼ x 8¼ inches, 16 folding engraved plates, pages (8), 192, (16) - index and errata, bound in modern half calf over pebbled cloth sides, raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettering. Corners just very slightly rubbed, minute crack at top of upper hinge, neat bookplate on front pastedown, some foxing and browning to title page and first 22 pages, tiny tear to lower corner of title page, sporadic light foxing throughout, heavier in a few places, some plates very slightly darkened at fore-edge, some plates slightly offset. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Alexander Cumming (c.1732-1814) mathematician and mechanic, Edinburgh clock-maker and founder member of the Royal Society of Scotland, worked in London for many years and became one of the examiners of John Harrison’s famed longitude watch. He received a retainer from George III and dedicated his publication The Elements of Clock and Watch-work, adapted to Practice, to the King. A page of errata was added to the second issue, published the same year as the first issue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Daphnis.

      Augsburg JA Nilsonum 1766 - Original Kupferstiche. 16,5 x 20,5 cm. (Plattengröße ). Gut erhalten. NILSON, JOHANN ESAIAS geboren in Augsburg am 2. November 1721 gest. am 11. April 1788 ebenda. Er war der bedeutensde deutsche Rokokostecher seiner Zeit, der einen eigenen Stil hervorbrachte und sich von den französischen Künstlern deutlich unterschied. Seine Stichfolgen zählen zu den schönsten Graphiken des späten 18. Jahrhunderts und sind in allen Museen der Welt zu finden. FOLGE VON 6 Blatt, hier aber nur vier Blätter vorhanden. Schuster gibt an drei Folgen a zwei Blatt die Nummern 220,1 bis 225,2 vorhanden sind; 220,1 - 225,2 - 222,1 - 223,2. hier durchnummeriert von 1 - 4, möglicherweise eine Variante mit 4 Blatt? Alle Stiche tadellos erhalten, an den Ecken Alt montiert. Das Thema geht zurück auf Gessners Daphne. 0,000 gr.

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        Historia de la conquista de Mexico, poblacion, y progressos de la America Septentrional, conocida por el nombre de Nueva España.

      Barcelona, En la imprenta de PP. Carmelitas Descalzos 1766 - Escrivióla Don Antonio de Solis, secretario de su Magestad, y su choronista mayor de las Indias., Barcelona, En la imprenta de PP. Carmelitas Descalzos, 1766.-- 4.º mayor (30 cm), 14h., 527[13]p., texto a doble columna, notas marginales, cabeceras, capitulares, florones. Encuadernado en pergamino con título a tinta en lomo. Contiene: Indice, Vida de Don Antonio de Solis y Ribadeneyra, Libros I, II, III, IV y IV, Indice de las cosas notables que contiene en este libro. Muy buen ejemplar, hojas limpias y sin faltas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beobachtungen über die Natur, Ursachen und Heilung der Krankheiten, die man gemeiniglich nerven-hypochondrische und hysterische Zufälle nennet. Mit einigen vorausgesetzen Anmerkungen über die Sympathie der Nerven. Aus dem Englischen nach der zweyten verbesserten Ausgabe übersetzt

      Leipzig, Fritsch 1766.. XIV, 394 S., 4 Bll. HLdr. d. Zt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Heirs of Hippocrates 923 (Original-Ausgabe Edinburgh 1765): "Whytt, a pupil of Monro primus and predecessor of William Cullen in the chair of medicine at Edinburgh, was one of the foremost physicians of the eighteenth century because of his contributions to clinical medicine and particularly to the understanding of reflex action. His clear description of tuberculous meningitis, his explanation of the sentient (sensitivity) principle in involuntary action, and his discussion of the significance of emotions in the natural history of organic diseases easily offset his mistaken emphasis on the value of lime water in the treatment of calculi in the urinary tract. In this work, which Fielding H. Garrison calls `the first important English treatise on neurology after Willis` (An introduction to the history of medicine. 4th ed. Philadelphia, 1929, p. 326), Whytt discusses the significance of emotions in the pathogenesis of nervousness, hypochondria, and hyteria". - Rücken starker berieben und bestoßen. Innen ordentliches Exemplar. Bitte beachten Sie: Wir sind bis 12.01.2014 im Urlaub, der Versand kann erst ab 13.01.2014 erfolgen! - Please note: As we are in holidays your order can't be shipped before 13/01/2014!

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        Nouveau commentaire sur l'ordonnance de la marine, du mois d'aout 1681 ou se trouve la conference des anciennes ordonnances, des us & coutumes de la mer, tant du royaume que des pays etrangers, & des nouveaux reglemens concernans la navigation & le comm

      La Rochelle: Chez Jerome Legier,, 1766. first edition; 2 volumes, quarto, [4 leaves] (half title, title, epitre), xliii, [1], 803 pp. + [2 leaves] (half title, title), xii, 852 pp.; old leather bindings very rubbed and worn with joints split and front covers almost detached, library hand stamps, early leaves in first volume wormed at top margin hitting one letter of title, last leaf of second volume has lower corner torn away with very minor loss; once the property of a French Revolutionary naval officer with printed note on first pastedown "Au cit. Mahe, capitaine de fregate .. Brest ..." and signed by him on second title as "... Cap.ne de Fregate", he has also crossed out the royal fleur de lis on the first vignette; on the back pastedown is a folded broadside "Extract des registres du greff du tribunal de commerce de lorient ... an X de Republique francaise", this is 47 cm. . Photos available upon request.

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        The Spectator

      London - A. Donaldson, 1766 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete set of The Spectator in a contemporary binding. The Spectator was a daily publication founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in England, lasting from 1711 to 1712. Each paper, or number, was approximately 2,500 words long, and the original run consisted of 555 numbers, beginning on 1 March 1711. These were collected into seven volumes. The paper was revived without the involvement of Steele in 1714, appearing thrice weekly for six months, and these papers when collected formed the eighth volume, which is present here with all the others. The stated goal of The Spectator was to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality. . . to bring philosophy out of the closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and coffeehouses. The Spectator was popular and widely read in the late 18th and 19thcentury. Its prose style, and its marriage of morality and advice with entertainment, were considered exemplary. Contributors to these volumes include Pope andSwift. Each volume features an engraved frontispiece and ahalf title. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: Uniformly bound in contemporary full calf. Externally, generally smart with very minor rubbing to some boards and some wear to extremities, most prominently to head and tail of spines. 7 of 16 joints starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean throughout with only very occasional spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Historia Chronologica de la Santa, Angelica y Apostolica Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de la Ciudad de Zaragoza y de los Progressos de sus Reedificaciones. Relación panegyrica de las solemnes fiestas que ha celebrado la misma Augusta, Imperial Ciudad, con el justo motivo de la erección y descubrimiento del nuevo, sumptuoso Tabernáculo, que se ha labrado en el propio lugar en que la edificò el Apostol San-Tiago el Mayor

      Zaragoza, en la Imprenta del Rey Nuestro Señor, 1766. 4to.; 28 hs., 415 pp. Con una lámina representando la aparición de la Vírgen a Santiago, dibujada y grabada en cobre por Lamarca. La lámina está suelta de la encuadernación. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. Aramburu, abogado de la Orden de San Juan de Jerusalén, fue durante veintiseis años Catedrático de Vísperas de Leyes en la Universidad de Zaragoza. Asesor jurídico del Ayuntamiento zaragozano, que es quien le encarga la presente obra, destinada a celebrar la erección definitiva del suntuoso nuevo Templo, era al mismo tiempo el «abogado de cámara» del Duque de Parma y del Conde de Aranda.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale. Supposed to be Written By Himself

      Salisbury: Printed By B. Collins, for F. Newbery, in Pater-Noster-Row, 1766. 2 volumes. 16.2 cm x 9.5 cm bound in 12's. Vol. 1 pp.: [blank], title-page, [2] - Advertisemant signed Oliver Goldsmith, 214, [blank]; Vol. 2 pp.: [2 blank], title-page, 223, [2 blank]. An exquisite period binding in full brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf, with 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped spine titles, all edges gilt, inner dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Invisible repair to first blank of vol. 2, cccasional light offsetting within the text, otherwise a very handsome and collectible copy. Vol. 1 points: contains the terminal blank or K12, p. 15 omission of first word "husband" on first line, catchword on p. 13 "if" is correct; Vol. 2 points: p. 39 catchword "him", p. 95 running title "Waekcfield", p. 159 pagination correct. . First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. 12 Mo.

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        Historia Chronologica de la Santa, Angelica y Apostolica Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de la Ciudad de Zaragoza y de los Progressos de sus Reedificaciones. Relación panegyrica de las solemnes fiestas que ha celebrado la misma Augusta, Imperial Ciudad, con el justo motivo de la erección y descubrimiento del nuevo, sumptuoso Tabernáculo, que se ha labrado en el propio lugar en que la edificò el Apostol San-Tiago el Mayor.

      Zaragoza, en la Imprenta del Rey Nuestro Señor, 1766. - 4to.; 28 hs., 415 pp. Con una lámina representando la aparición de la Vírgen a Santiago, dibujada y grabada en cobre por Lamarca. La lámina está suelta de la encuadernación. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. Aramburu, abogado de la Orden de San Juan de Jerusalén, fue durante veintiseis años Catedrático de Vísperas de Leyes en la Universidad de Zaragoza. Asesor jurídico del Ayuntamiento zaragozano, que es quien le encarga la presente obra, destinada a celebrar la erección definitiva del suntuoso nuevo Templo, era al mismo tiempo el «abogado de cámara» del Duque de Parma y del Conde de Aranda. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tales of the Genii. Two volume set

      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 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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        Amsterdam.

      Amsterdam, 1766 - Hand-coloured, double-page engraved town plan with letterpress "explicate" pasted below. Very scarce plan of Amsterdam, here complete with the separate "explicatie" to the plan pasted outside the lower border, by Philips Jacobs in 1766, and dedicated to the burgomasters of 1765.Frederick William Greebe (fl.1758-1788) publisher in Amsterdam.

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        La Pucelle d'Orléans, Poème, suivi Du Temple du Gout. La Guerre civile de Genève. Bagatelles anonymes. 3 ouvrages en 1 volume.

      S.l, n.n., 1766-1775 - 1- La Pucelle d'Orléans, Poème (21 chants). Suivi Du Temple du Gout - Notes - Lettre à M. de C*** sur le Temple du Goût - Variantes sur le Temple du Goût. Sans lieu, non nommé - 1775 - 416 pages. Portrait-frontispice et 21 gravures pour les 21 chants. 2- La Guerre civile de Genève, ou les Amours de Robert Covelle. Poème héroïque. Avec des Notes instructives. A Besançon, chez Nicolas Grandvel - 1768 - 67 pages. 3- Bagatelles anonymes. Recueillies par un Amateur. A Genève, non nommé - 1766 - vj et 30 pages. Vignettes. Ex-libris armorié de Brossay Duperaray. Reliure plein veau marbré de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré avec pièce de titre noir et initiales de Brossay Duperaray en tête. Tranches rouges. Filet doré sur les coupes. Filet à froid encadrant les plats. Epidermure de 5cm sur le premier plat. Coins frottés. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kort berättelse om hwad mig Carl Gustaf Wennerstedt, såsom lands-höfdinge i Stora Kopparbergs höfdingedöme, enskyldt händt, jämwäl för någon dehl uti thet allmänna sig tildragit, under thet af dahlallmogen år 1743 anstälte uproret.

      Örebro, J. Lindh, 1766. 8:o. 56 s. Enstaka fläckar. Häftad, i senare pappersomslag med handskriven pappersetikett. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Warmholtz 6201. Stora daldansen 1743 var det sista av de stora bondeupproren, orsak denna gång var dock mindre Dalarnas gamla upprorstradition än försämrade ekonomiska förutsättningar för Dalarna, såväl gällande den viktiga gränshandeln som hemslöjden. Den 4500 man starka upprorshären lämnade Falun den 11 juni, tvingade landshövdingen Wennerstedt och andra ståndspersoner med sig, och tågade mot Stockholm, där nervositeten steg. Några av de mer aggresiva tågade in i Stockholm och den 22 juni avlossades de första skotten på Norrmalmstorg (nuv. Gustav Adolfs torg). Ganska snart var dock bondehären fullständigt slagen, och ledarna avrättades. Warmholtz finner det besynnerligt att Wennerstedt själv låtit trycka denna berättelse

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        Beskrifning af kongl.

      rese-apothequet jämte en kort underwisning huru de sjukdommar, som wanligast påkomma resande, igenkiännas och botas. Sthlm, kongl. Finska boktryckeriet, 1766. 8:o. (16),96,96-102 s. Samtida nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind och sparsamt blindpressad rygg. Stänkta snitt. Någon enstaka småfläck, t.ex. på s. 11. Några blad med reva i nedre marginalen. Med C. Lundströms namnteckning daterad 1767 och Gustaf H. J. Dahls exlibris och namnteckning, den senare daterad Söderhamn 1910.. Waller 4203. En tysk översättning utkom 1769. Peter Petersen (1708-83), adlad von Heidenstam 1770, stammade från Holstein och var Adolf Fredriks livmedikus och biträdde bl.a. vid prinsarnas koppympning. Han var farfars far till den berömde skalden. Gustaf H. J. Dahl hade en väl vald samling medicin, farmakologi, veterinärmedicin, brunnslitteratur, botanik och annan naturvetenskap samt litteratur om Hälsingland. Hans fina bibliotek såldes på auktion 1943

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        Feriae Poeticae: sive Carmina Anglicana Elegiaci Plerumque Argumenti Latine Reddita a Sam. B ishop, A. M. Scholae Mercatorum Scissorum Hypodidascalo; Et Collegii Divi Johannis Baptistae Nuper Socio. Subiiciuntur Parce Epigrammat Quaedam Nova

      Londini, Typis D. Leach. Prostant Venales apud J. Newbery et J. Water, 1766. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 4to, 258 x 200 mms., pp. [xvi], 312 [i. e., 231, 232 Errata], contemporary calf, red morocco label; joints slightly cracked, top of spine slightly chipped, corners worn, but generally a good to very good copy, with the autograph and date "J Monro 1771" on the top margin of the recto of the front free end-paper, "Irene Osgood" on the top margin of the title-page. John Monro, M. D. subscribed for two copies, and this is almost certainly be one of his two copies. Monro (1715 - 1791) was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London, where Samuel Bishop (1731 - 1795) was first a student, then a teacher (starting in 1758) and later headmaster. Bishop and Taylor were both at St. John's College, Oxford, though not at the same time. As would seem clear from this subscriber's copy, the circulation of this privately-printed volume had a number of subscribers from both Merchant Taylors' School and St. John's, and the volume is dedicated to the alumnae of Merchant Taylors'. Among the other subscribers are George Colman, David Garrick, and the publisher Francis Newbery, also an alumnus of Merchant Taylors'. The text is in English (verso) with Latin translation (recto), many by Bishop, but including poems by Matthew Prior, William Shenstone, William Collins, Thomas Percy, John Gay, and Thomas Parnell, among others. Roscoe, A156.

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        Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal.Geneve & Paris: Chez P. Fr. Didot le jeune, 1779.

      First edition, first issue, of the manifesto of Mesmerism. <br/><br/> &#10087;PMM 225; Grolier 47; Norman M4; Heirs of Hippocrates 1013.<br/><br/> "The basis of Mesmer's fame has been described as the creative function of an erroneous idea. In his doctoral thesis in medicine at the University of Vienna, <i>Dissertatio physico-medica deplanetarum influxu</i> (1766), Mesmer revived the ancient doctrine of the influence exerted by the gravitational forces of the sun, moon, and planets on human well-being. He believed that health was the result of harmony between the bodily organs and planetary gravitation (a force he called 'animal gravitation'); disease was then a disharmony, and the purpose of treatment was to restore harmony or equilibrium. In 1775, inspired by the experiments of the Jesuit astronomer Maximilian Hell, Mesmer began to use magnets in his treatment of patients, producing in them first a trance or somnambulic state in which they were neither asleep nor awake, and then convulsions or a crisis that led to a cure. Accordingly, he now attempted to explain his treatment as due to 'animal magnetism' in contrast to 'mineral magnetism.' He later found that he did not need the magnet to obtain these results but could produce them merely by touch. <br/><br/> "Mesmer's practice and the claims he made aroused so much controversy and criticism in the medical community of Vienna that he decided in 1778 to move to Paris. Arriving on the eve of the French Revolution, he quickly captured the imagination of the Parisian public to the exclusion of nearly everything else; in fact, it has been shown that in France in the decade before the beginning of the French Revolution more literature was generated on mesmerism than on any other single topic. In 1779 Mesmer published his <i>Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal</i>, his manifesto on the subject of animal magnetism, containing twenty-seven propositions that supposedly accounted for the cures he effected, as well as case histories of some of the patients he had treated successfully in Vienna. Another version of the work in duodecimo format, with different pagination, possibly a piracy, was also published in 1779. A second edition appeared in 1781, and a German translation also in 1781. An English translation was not published until 1948. <br/><br/> "Mesmer's activities and the excitement they produced aroused the concern of the Parisian medical community, which in 1784 prevailed upon the king of France to appoint a royal commission to investigate Mesmer's work. The commission, which included such scientific notables as Benjamin Franklin, the chemist Antoine Lavoisier, and Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, found no evidence of the physical magnetic force claimed by Mesmer; rather, its members attributed all the phenomena they witnessed to the effects of the imagination. Ironically, Mesmer refused to credit the agency of the mind in any of his cures and insisted upon a physical explanation throughout the remainder of his life. <br/><br/> "Mesmer left France about 1789, spending the rest of his life in obscurity; however, his many followers or 'magnetists' continued their practice for several decades. In 1841 the English surgeon James Braid began an investigation of mesmeric phenomena after attending a popular demonstration of mesmerism and reported his observations in a book entitled <i>Neurypnology; or, The Rationale of Nervous Sleep, Considered in Relation with Animal Magnetism</i> (1843). It was Braid who coined the terms 'hypnosis,' 'hypnotism,' and 'hypnotize,' from the Greek <i>hypnos</i>, meaning sleep. His work established the fact that subjects in hypnosis were very susceptible to suggestion and that this was the basis of its therapeutic potential. In 1866 a French physician, A. A. Liébeault, stressed the fact that suggestibility was the most important feature of the hypnotic state, an idea also advocated by Liébeault's disciple Hyppolyte Bernheim. Sigmund Freud, a student of Bernheim, treated his patients with hypnosis and suggestion and then used hypnosis to recover forgotten memories, eventually developing from hypnosis the techniques of free association and psychoanalysis." (Haskell F. Norman in </i>100 Books Famous in Medicine</i>).. 8vo (167 x 105 mm), contemporary French calf with richly gilt spine and red morocco title label, half-title and title with some marginal damp staining otherise fine and clean throughout, pp. [2] [i-iii] iv-vi [1] 2-85 [3:blank]

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        Tratado del origen, y arte de escribir bien. Con veinte y cinco Laminas obra utilisima para que asi maestros, como discipulos, y quantos se hallaren estudiosos de escribir bien puedan con facilidad aprender todas las formas de letras que usamos en Espana, asi modernas, como antiguas : Griegas, Hebreas, Syriacas, Caldeas, Samaritamas, Arabes, etc.

      En la Imprenta de Narciso Oliva, Gerona, 1766 - 5 ff., 136 páginas, Parchemin de l?époque, 16 planches gravées (de 25).

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        Der Frühling, Der Sommer, Der Herbst, Der Winter.

      Augsburg JA Nilsonum 1766 - Original Kupferstiche. 27 x 20 cm. (Plattengröße ). Gut erhalten. NILSON, JOHANN ESAIAS geboren in Augsburg am 2. November 1721 gest. am 11. April 1788 ebenda. Er war der bedeutensde deutsche Rokokostecher seiner Zeit, der einen eigenen Stil hervorbrachte und sich von den französischen Künstlern deutlich unterschied. Seine Stichfolgen zählen zu den schönsten Graphiken des späten 18. Jahrhunderts und sind in allen Museen der Welt zu finden. FOLGE VON 4 Kupferstichen der vier Jahreszeiten. Folge Nummer I bei Schuster. Alle Blätter gut erhalten, zwei Blatt in den Rändern etwas Stockfleckig, 1 Blatt mit alter Quetschfalte außerhalb der Darstellung. Alt montiert an den Ecken. Komplett Selten. 0,000 gr.

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        Christliche Tages-Zeit in auferbaulichen Feinen Bilderen, mit Morgen, Messe, Reise, und Abend Andachts-Seufzeren, in wohlfliessenden Reimen gebunden

      (Augsburg, Göz),, 1766.. Mit 17 Kupfertafeln. 18 Bll. - Angebunden: Heilige Communion- und Buß-Affect, In Bilderen und wohlflüssenden Reimen Von einem fast berühmten, andächtigen Dichter gebunden. (Ebda.), 1765. Mit 13 (von 14) Kupfertafeln. 12 Bll. Schwarzer Lederband um 1840 mit reicher Blindprägung und Rückenverg. Vorderdeckel mit montiertem silbernen Kruzifix und silberner Schließe. Die beiden bekannten Andachtsbücher des schwäbischen Poeten in erster Ausgabe. - Tls. feucht- und braunfleckig. Wenige Tafeln mit Bleistiftkritzeleien verso. Tafel 4 von (I) mit etwas Papierverlust (ohne Bildberührung). Insgesamt gebrauchsspurig.

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        Mona Antiqua Restaurata

      London: J Knox, 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.

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        A Treatise Describing and Explaining the Construction and Use of New Celestial and Terrestial Globes. Designed to illustrate, in the most Easy and Natural Manner, the Phenomena of the Earth and Heavens, and the shew the Correspondence of the Two Spheres. With a great variety of astronomical and Geographical Problems occasionally interspersed.

      3 Kupfertafeln, XXII, 242, 8 S. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, die Deckel mit vergoldeter umlaufender Filete (minimal berieben) Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe. - Vgl. Poggendorff I, 10. - "In 1766 George Adams, mathematical instrument maker to King George III, published a treatise on the use of globes to accompany two new pairs of globes which he had made... Adams pronounced in his treatise that these globes were 'of a construction new and peculiar, being contrived to solve the various phenomena on the earth and heavens, in a more easy and natural manner than any hitherto published'" (Barber, The Map Book 222). - George Adams Sr (-1773) was an English optician and scientific writer who was also well known as a maker of mathematical instruments and globes. Among his works are a 'Treatise on the Construction and Use of Globes (1766) and an 'Essay on the Microscope' (1771). - Tafel 1 als Frontispiz eingebunden, Titel mit minimalem Abklatsch. Fliegender Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk.

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        The difference between words, esteemed synonymous, in the english language; and, the proper choice of them determined: together with so much of the Abbe Girard&#39;s Treatise, on this subject, as would agree, with our mode of expression

      London: J Dodsley, 1766 Volume 2 only of 2. Original full leather binding with raised bands on spine. Knocked and a little scuffed with a couple of darker marks but still sound.Bookplate of James Dick inside both boards. Contents very clean and bright. A very early thesaurus - predating Roget&#39;s now standard work. Rare.

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        THE NECESSITY OF REPEALING THE AMERICAN STAMP-ACT DEMONSTRATED: OR, A PROOF THAT GREAT-BRITAIN MUST BE INJURED BY THAT ACT. IN A LETTER TO A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS

      London: Printed for J. Almon, 1766 [i.e. 1765].. 46,[1]pp. Modern marbled paper wrappers, laid in. Very good. An important political pamphlet in which the author urges the overturning of the Stamp Act due to the increasingly bitter colonial response. Assuring his readers that the colonists bring no immediate threat of military force, "they are neither able nor desirous to contend with their mother country," he instead warns of the affects on British trade with the colonies. Because of the great expense, he argues, the colonists might either refuse or be unable to continue to support the trade and thusly bring about economic ruin. A British citizen who resided in the colonies for several years, the author cautions, on behalf of the Americans, "they will never consent to enrich us, while they think we oppress them; they will never treat us with the respect due to parent, while they think we treat them as slaves; nor will they carry on a friendly and profitable trade with us, while they think we treat them as aliens, and load them with chains." Adams notes the date of publication as 1765, though the titlepage reads 1766. The pamphlet was reprinted in Boston the next year. HOWES N31, "aa." SABIN 52213. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 38a. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 65-17.

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        A VIEW OF THE EARTH: Being a Short But Comprehensive System of Modern Geography

      London: Printed for S. Crowder, 1766. The second edition, with additions and improvements; pp. [iv], 45 + [iii publisher&#39;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. . The Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio (21 x 32cm).

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        Abraham, de Aartsvader. In XII Boeken

      Rotterdam: Jan Daniel Beman en Zoon, 1766. Small 4to. (9 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches). Title printed in red and black. Engraved title by J. Wandelaar and 12 engraved plates by J. Punt, all with very fine period hand- colouring and gilt highlights. Eighteenth century Dutch red morocco, elaborately bordered and panelled in gilt with imperial coronets at each corner, spine in six compartments with raised bands, morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, g.e. A beautifully hand coloured copy in a period red morocco binding. Hoogvliet&#39;s epic biblical poem celebrating the life of Abraham was first published in 1728 and went through numerous printings in the 18th century. However, we have been unable to locate another copy of any edition of the poem with full period hand colouring to the plates. The colouring and binding of this copy is superb and would suggest an owner of high status. Not in Landwehr.

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        De geloofsleere der waare Mennoniten of Doopsgezinden

      Hoorn: T. Tjallingius, 1766. 4to (21 cm, 8.25"). [2], xxxiv, xviii, [2], 194 pp. First edition: Mennonite articles of faith as expressed by prominent preacher Ris (1717&#150;90), in an attempt to reconcile liberal and orthodox views. This work was deeply influential in the American Mennonite tradition, though not as widely adopted in the Netherlands. The present example is an uncut copy. Provenance: The title-page verso bears a limitation statement "De Auteur erkent geene exemplaren voor echt, dan die dus, eigenhandig, door hem zelf, getekend zyn," => signed, "C. Ris." Title-page recto has signature of American scholar and collector Howard Osgood. Springer-Klassen 5102. Later limp speckled paper wrappers, spine reinforced with cloth tape, in buckram-covered slipcase with author and date gilt-stamped on spine; front and back free endpapers partially excised. Title-page institutionally pressure-stamped, with early inked ownership inscription between two lines of title. Lightly cockled, outer corners curled; occasional light foxing, more pronounced towards back of volume.

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        The Hamilton Vase [Roman vase ca. 330 - 310 BC].

      F. Morelli, 1766 - 1767, Naples, Italy: - A neoclassical masterpiece from the greatest 18th century work on the arts of the ancient world by D'Hancarville, "Antiquites Etrusques, Grecques, et Romaines tirees du Cabinet du M. William Hamilton", published in Naples in 1767. This is one of only two double-page engravings of the famed Hamilton Vase, now in the British Museum. Framed within ornate patterned borders, the principal scene shows a youth standing in a small temple-like structure, with his horse and armor. Flanking the temple are two youths and two women holding objects including a helmet, shield and spear; a mirror and wreath; two offering bowls, fillet and a branch; and a ritual bucket and jug. At the right side of the engraving is a scene with two males and two females flanking a stele, most likely making offerings and paying homage to the deceased. Colored at the time, the terra cotta colored figures and highlighting in white, against the black background makes a powerful graphic statement.Sir William Hamilton was the British ambassador to Naples during the city's golden age, from 1764 to 1800. An avid antiquarian, Hamilton assembled one of the world's finest collections of Greek and Roman antiquities. The core of his collection was bought en bloc from the Porcinari family, after an introduction by Hugues d'Hancarville, an amateur art dealer. Hamilton added several more choice items before selling the entire collection to the British Museum in 1772, where it became one of the main collections in the department of Greek and Roman antiquities. However, before the collection was shipped to England, Hamilton arranged for Hugues d'Hancarville to oversee the cataloging and drawing of every item. The published work appeared in 1766-1767 and is a triumphant example of the printmakers art of the highest order. The Hamilton Vase was given star treatment in d'Hancarville's book, with no less than three single b&w and two double-page colored engravings, this being one of the colored ones. (See Jenkins & Sloan, Vases and Volcanoes, Sir William Hamilton and His Collection. British Museum: London 1996, p109 (pictured).Stunning double page engraving with original hand color and ample margins, framed sympathetically in a gilt and black wood frame. 27 x 17 1/2" in frame measuring 37 x 27". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iconologie Tirée de Divers Auteurs

      Jean-Thomas de Trattnern, Vienne, 1766. Second Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 3 volumes in one, each with its own title page, half leather over marbled boards, browned and worn, front hinge cracked, but generally intact and sound. Marbled endpapers, old morocco ex-libris. (12), 1-10, 12-203 , (8); 219, (8); (4), 208 (8). Page 10/11 has been censured (11 is adultery) and removed, facsimiles laid back in, otherwise complete with 628 (of 630) woodcuts illustrations both original and based on Ripa. Vinet 876 Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042359. .

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        Oeuvres complètes de Condillac (19 volumes)

      Jombert Charles-Antoine Libraire du Roi pour l'Artillerie et le Génie,Dufart François,Bruyset frères,Volland,Changuion, Amsterdam,Arkstée & Merkus 1766 - Série complète en 19 volumes in-12 (10x17.5 cm), reliure basane marron, fenêtres de titre et auteur rouge au dos, titre et auteur dorés au dos, contient les 'cours d'étude pour l'instruction du Prince de Parme, aujourd'hui son altesse riyale l'Infant D. Ferdinand, Duc de Parme, Plaisance, Guastalle, etc. par M. l'Abbé De Condillac en 16 tomes (tome I : 'Grammaire', tome II : 'Art d'écrire', tome III : 'Art de raisonner', tome IV : 'Art de penser', tomes V à X : 'Histoire ancienne', tomes XI à XV : 'Histoire moderne', tome XVI : 'De l'étude de l'Histoire', et trois autres tomes : 'Essai sur l'origine des connaissances humaines' (deux tomes en un volume), 'Traité des animaux', 'Traité des systèmes, où l'on démèle les inconvénients et les avantages' ; portait de l'Abbé de Condillac en frontispice du tome I ; coiffes et coins frottés (les coiffes de trois volumes sont usées de façon plus importantes), bords légèrement frottés, petits manques sur la majorité des plats, manques importants sur les plats du tome III de 'Histoire ancienne', mors usés, rousseur aux tranches, rares rousseurs à l'intérieur, bel état pour cette superbe série des oeuvres complètes de l'Abbé de Condillac. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire De l'Art Chez Les Anciens

      E. Van Harrevelt 1766 - FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of this most important work in art history and criticism. THE HAGUE: E. VAN HARREVELT, 1766. Octavo.Two volumes bound as one. Recent crushed morocco, rebacked with the original spine laid down, marbled endpaper. Illustrated throughout. A handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND IN FOUR BOOKS

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1766-1769. First Edition. Hardcover. Light, sporadic foxing. Some old staining to covers of two volumes. Near Fine set, attractively bound. Second Edition of the first volume and First Edition of the other three volumes. Four quarto (8-1/2" x 11") volumes bound in contemporary sheep leather with the owner&#39;s coat of arms stamped on all covers, recently rebacked with new calf spines with gilt-lettered contrasting morocco spine labels. Illustrated with two plates, one folding. The Duke of Bedford&#39;s copy with his arms on the covers and his Woburn Abbey bookplates dated 1873 on the front pastedowns. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 212: "Until the COMMENTARIES, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine; nothing but trouble, even danger, was to be expected from contact with it. Blackstone&#39;s great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation.

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        Biographium faemineum. The female worthies: or, memoirs of the most illustrious ladies, of all nations, who have been eminently distinguished for their magnanimity, learning, genius, virtue, piety and other excellent endowments?Containing (exclusive of foreigners) the lives of above fourscore British ladies, who have shone with a peculiar lustre, and given the noblest proofs of the most exalted genius, and superior worth

      London: Printed for S. Crowder, and J. Payne...[et al.], 1766 First edition. Contemporary boards with recent calf backstrip, calf corners. . Two volumes in one, twelvemo. Title-page with some light staining, and short tears near gutter, with no loss; pieces torn from margins of a few leaves that were carelessly opened, not affecting text. Old ink donor's inscription on front free endpaper, later ownership marks, dated 1915. Armorial bookplate of the Wigan Free Public Library. A good, clean copy of a scarce book. This work contains about 180 biographies of women through the ages. The more recent women profiled include Mary Astell, Mary Chudleigh, Madame Dacier, Anne Killigrew, Laetitia Pilkington, Elizabeth Rowe, Jonathan Swift's "Stella," and Lady Mary Wroth.

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