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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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        Roseate Spoonbill

      Alexander Wilson (1766 - 1813)Illustrated plate from American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United StatesPhiladelphia: Bradsford & Innskeep, 1808-1814 (volumes I - VI, IX)Philadelphia: Thomas H. Palmer for Samuel F. Bradford, 1824 (volumes VII and VIII)Hand-colored engraving after Wilson by A. Lawson, G. Murray, J.G. Warnicke, and B. TannerPaper size: 13 1/2? x 17?Framed size: 24? x 20 1/2?Alexander Wilson?s American Ornithology is the first exceptional book devoted to the subject of American bird life, and the first to be published in the United States by an American citizen. Wilson?s seminal publication was an artistic, scientific, and commercial undertaking of magisterial proportions. His 76 plates depicted 320 figures of 262 species, including 39 that were entirely new and 23 that were for the first time described sufficiently to distinguish them from European species with which they had been confused. Great care was lavished on the illustrations, and the quality of paper, engraving, and coloring was of the highest standard. The images are of considerable charm, and each species is depicted with character and animation.The son of a weaver, Wilson was born in Scotland in 1766, and at the age of thirteen he commenced an apprenticeship to learn his father?s trade.  In his early 20s, he abandoned weaving in order to make his way as a poet, publishing a slim volume of verses in 1790.  Yet when he lampooned a local mill-owner in one of his satirical works, he found himself in prison.  Following his release, he moved in 1794 to the United States, perhaps lured by the promise of free speech, but more certainly by the hopes of greater prosperity.  For about ten years he worked as a schoolteacher in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.  In 1802 he took over the school at Gray?s Ferry on the Schuylkill River just below Philadelphia, where he was fortunate to have as a neighbor the naturalist William Bartram (1739 - 1823).  Bartram?s botanical and zoological library was enthralling to the young immigrant.  It was Bartram who nurtured Wilson?s nascent interest in ornithology, and who helped him learn to draw birds, offering Wilson the use of his library so he could study illustrations of American birds by such 18th-century naturalists as Mark Catesby and George Edwards.  Before long, Wilson?s avocation developed into an ambition to create the first comprehensive illustrated book on North American birds.  Wilson had also come to know Charles Wilson Peale, whose museum was an important research center for Philadelphia naturalists.  In Peale?s collection Wilson spent many hours drawing mounted specimens for his illustrations, and he also traveled extensively in search of new birds, encountering other naturalist-artists, such as John Abbot and John James Audubon, along the way.In order to translate his drawings into engravings for the publication, Wilson enlisted a fellow Scotsman, the accomplished engraver Alexander Lawson.  In September of 1808 the first volume of Wilson?s American Ornithology was published.  Wilson died in 1813, just prior to the publication of the eighth volume.  The ninth volume was completed by Wilson?s good friend George Ord, who had accompanied the artist on his last trips, and who subsequently published two new editions of the work.Wilson?s drawings for the American Ornithology are remarkably fine for an artist who learned to draw so late in life. They remain essentially specimen drawings, stressing anatomical features over behavior or habitat as the defining characteristics of a species.  As the primary engraver of the plates for American Ornithology, Alexander Lawson composed larger, more integrated scenes from Wilson?s material by creating collages with the individual drawings and filling in background details before engraving the plates.  The fusion of Wilson?s drawings and Lawson?s compositions was one of science and art, an intersection that resulted in this rare and unique landmark in the early history of American color-plate books.  Wilson?s work rendered all previous books on the subject obsolete, and justly established him as the great pioneer ornithologist of America.    *Arader Galleries is never never knowingly undersold*

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        Twenty of the Plays of Shakespeare, Being the Whole Number Printed in Quarto During His Life-Time, or before the Restoration, Collated Where There Were Different Copies, and Publish&#39;d from the Originals By George Steevens, in Four Volumes

      London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson in the Strand; T. Payne ...; And W. Richardson, 1766. 4 volumes, the whole unpaginated, 20.2 cm x 12.5 cm, in 8&#39;s, with the &#39;Contents&#39; page in each volume. Contemporary marbled calf, ornate gilt panelled spine, 5 raised bands, gilt-stamped double spine labels in crimson and black morocco, marbled endpapers. Includes the sonnets and a version of &#39;King Lear&#39;: &#39;The true chronicle history of King Leir [sic], and his three daughters.&#39; Each play and the sonnets with separate title-page. Covers scuffed and rubbed, spine gilt dulled with a bit of flaking, slight, unobtrusive chipping to spine labels. Armorial bookplate on each volumes&#39;s front pastedown of Samuel James (1860-1940), First (and only) Baron Waring. Upon his death, the baronetcy and barony became extinct. ESTC T140378.. Full Leather. Very Good. Octavo.

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        Presidential Secretary Tobias Lear's Copy of Erasmus of Rotterdam's English-Latin Humanistic Philosophies

      London 1766 - Signed Book, Erasmus's Select Colloquies. London, 1766. In Latin and English. Signed "Tobias Lear ejus Liber ex dono Patris iri anno domini noster 1773" on the rear free fly. A rough copy, rubbed, boards separating but present. Also signed by Tobias Sherburne and Benjamin Lincoln Lear at front. Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) of Rotterdam was a classical scholar, humanist, priest, and reformer, although not of the Martin Luther school. He advocated religious tolerance and was known as the "Prince of the Humanists."Tobias Lear V (1762-1816) was born in Portsmouth, N.H., and despite moderate means, attended Harvard University. In 1784, through the recommendation of his uncle, Benjamin Lincoln, he was hired as George Washington's personal secretary to handle his voluminous correspondence, oversee Mount Vernon's accounts, and tutor Washington's adopted children. He and his family were part of the presidential households in New York and Philadelphia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Dannemarc

      Lyon, Duplain 1766. 17 cm. 6 Bände. 30, 387, (1); 305, (3); 492, (4); 524, (2); 603, (1); 464, (2) Seiten Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung, marmorierten Vorsätzen und Lesebändchen - Brunet III, 1344 (vgl.) - Schleswig-H. LB 1165 (vgl.) - Bis auf König Christian III. Mit ausführlicher Einleitung über Vorgeschichte, Natur und Kultur des Landes, darin ausführlich über die Edda. Einbände Schabspuren. Exemplar aus der ehemaligen Großherzoglichen Privatbibliothek in Oldenburg, auf den Rücken goldgeprägtes Monogramm "PH", auf dem Titel Stempel "P. v. H.", bekrönt (Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Prinz von Holstein-Gottorp). - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE GENERALE ET PARTICULIERE, avec la description du cabinet du Roi. Tome QUATORZIÈME.

      - A paris; de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1766. 4º (26 cm.) 3h., 411 p., 41 láms. Encuadernación plena piel de época con nervios, dorados y tejuelos en el lomo.Estado; Muy buen estado, algunas hojas de texto algo oscurecidas pero en general papel y grabados limpios y con amplios margenes. Encuadernación con alguna pequeña perdida en cantos y lomo. Revisado completo.Notas; Historia natural, general y particular (Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, 1749-1788) presentada en 36 volúmenes con 8 volúmenes adicionales publicados a su muerte (por Lacepede). Esta obra engloba el conocimiento del mundo natural hasta la fecha, excluyendo las plantas, los insectos, los peces y los moluscos.Este tomo contiene; Les Orang-outangs ou le Pongo des Singes. Le Pitheque. Le Gibbon. Le Magot. Le Papion ou Babouin. Le Mandrill. L'Ouanderou & l'Aigrette. Le Patas. Le Malbrouck & le Bonnet-chinois. Le Mangabey. Le Mone. Le Callitriche. Le Moustac. Le Talapoin. Le Douc. De la dégénération des Animaux.ESS1 Año: 1766

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        Plan des Affaires de Sangershausen et de Lutternberg, dont la Premiere se donna le 23 Juillet ... et la Seconde le 10 Octob. ... 1758

      Teilkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte von J. van der Schley nach Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer bei Gosse & Pinet 1766. 51x61 cm. - Tooley 2 I, S. 98 - Karte des Gebietes zwischen Hann.Münden, Oberkaufungen, Kirchbauna und Immenhausen mit Teilen von Habichts- und Reinhardswald, Kassel im Zentrum. Mit altkolorierter Einzeichnung der Truppenaufstellungen der Gefechte zwischen Franzosen und verbündeten Hessen und Hannoveranern. Zum Schlachtverlauf bei Sandershausen wurden 2 aufklappbare Papillon-Karten aufgeklebt.

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        INSTRUCTION PASTORALE DE MONSEIGNEUR L'EVEQUE DU PUY, SUR L'HERESIE : POUR SERVIR DE SUITE A CELLE DU MEME PRELAT SUR LA PRETENDUE PHILOSOPHIE DES INCREDULES MODERNES.

      CHEZ CLET, IMPRIMEUR DE MONSEIGNEUR L'EVEQUE. 1766 - IN-4 (19,5 X 26 X 3 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE VIII + 268 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE, TRANCHES. ILLUSTRE D'UNE VIGNETTE DE TITRE AUX ARMES DE L'AUTEUR. EDITION ORIGINALE RARE. QUELQUES PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS DONT PETITE FENTE SUR LA CHARNIERE DU PLAT SUPERIEUR, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Spectator : in eight volumes

      Edinburgh : printed by A. Donaldson, and sold at his shops in London and Edinburgh, 1766. 1st Edition. Physical description: 8v., fronts., plates ; 12mo. Subjects: Great Britain -- Periodicals -- Newspapers -- 18th century -- Social and moral behaviour -- Culture -- Society -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Frontispiece engraving to each volume. Referenced by: ESTC T160272. Physical description: 8v., fronts., plates ; 12mo. Subjects: Great Britain -- Periodicals -- Newspapers -- 18th century -- Social and moral behaviour -- Culture -- Society -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Frontispiece engraving to each volume. Referenced by: ESTC T160272.

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        A New Plan of the City and Liberty of Westminster [... of the City of London and Borough of Southwark] Exhibiting all the new streets & roads, with the residences of the principal nobility, public offices, &c. Not extant in any other plan

      London: printed for Robert Sayer & Thomas Jefferys, 1766. Copper-engraved map, on two joined sheets, some period hand-colouring (as called for). In good condition with some expert repairs into the image area, particularly at old folds. Overall size of joined sheets: 19 1/8 x 39 inches. A fascinating large scale map recording an important time of expansion for London, just before the explosion of the 19th century. This map is arguably two maps joined not just two sheets joined, as each sheet has its own title. The two sheets were also issued as two separate maps but the old join together with the clearly continuous contemporary colouring all suggest that this map is as it left the publisher&#39;s premises. The British library copy of the "Westminster" sheet is an earlier issue dated "March 15 1765" and with Bird Street and Little Duke Street (both to the west of Portman Square) not included. The joined map extends from Hyde Park and the Edgeware Road to the west, through the West End and the City to Wapping and slightly beyond in the East. In the North is Islington; Lambeth Palace to the South. The hand-coloured sections are explained by engraved keys ojn each map: new roads are coloured light brown and "intended Streets or New Buildings not finished" are yellow. New roads (in light brown) include what are now Euston Road, Marylebone Road and City Road to the North and in the south Kennington Road and Borough Road. Howgego 122, state 2

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        Art Du Charbonnier

      s.n. 1766 - Tall folio. Full leather, lovely binding. 46 x 30 cm. 74 p., [15] leaves of plates : ill. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 10186. Fascinating book on creation of 18th century fortifications. See pictures of plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hertfordshire: A Topographical Map of Hartford-Shire, from an Actual Survey; In which is Express'd all the Roads, Lanes, Churches, Noblemen and Gentlemen's Seats, and every Thing remarkable in the County: Together with the Division of the Parishes.

      London: [ 1766 ] .. First edition. Double-page engraved index map, with original outline colour, 9 double-page engraved map sheets all with full original wash colour, a double-page engraved plan of Hartford and another of St. Albans, both with some original colour, both titled within engraved cartouche, the St. Albans plan also with an engraved view of the Abbey. Folio (22 x 16 inches), later half calf, marbled boards, the spine gilt lettered direct. Splits to lower portion of central folds but with no loss, some light browning here and there but overall in very good condition. The binding rubbed at the corners, a little at headbands, light cracking to about a third of the upper joint but very firm. Examples of this map with full original colouring, as here, as opposed to outline colouring, are extremely rare. The plans of Hartford and St. Albans by J. Andrews and M. Wren, engraved by John Cheevers, & published by A. Dury, Dukes Court, St. Martin's Lane, 1766. This fine large scale map ( at a scale of approx. 1 in 32,490, or 1.95 inches to a mile) is more thoroughly detailed than most earlier maps. Seven types of land use are shown: woodland, heathland, parkland, arable, pasture, marshland, & kitchen gardens. Apart from towns & villages, showing individual buildings, watermills, windmills, bridges, ponds, and tracks, are also shown; likewise the size, shape, and layout of parks, pleasure grounds and gardens are shown in minute detail. The map bears an engraved dedication, on a banner suspended from a tree and held by an angel over a hunting scene. The dedication is to the Right Hon'ble Anne Holles, Ear of Essex "and those Gentlemen who have been pleased to Encourage this Undertaking". This the most important 18th Century map of Hertfordshire in its finest and rarest state.

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        OEUVRES D&#39;HOMERE / TRADUITES DU GREC PAR MADAME DACIER AVEC L&#39;INTRODUCTION EN SEPT VOLUMES

      Leiden: J. De Wetstein & Fils. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1766. Hardcover. Engraved; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Author: Homer - In the Western classical tradition, Homer is the author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature. When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BC, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BC. Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BC. The formative influence of the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece. Homer&#39;s works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds. Volume I: Introduction to the Greek of Homer translated by Madame Dacier & comments containing two prefaces of this lady, one for the Iliad, and the other for the Odyssey, followed by Life of Homer & c. In addition, the preface of Mr. Pope on the Iliad, his essay on the life & the writings of Homer, and other of its rooms, the same as Mr. Abbe Banier, Volumes II-IV: Iliad; volumes V-VII: Odyssee. Set is bound in brown paper-covered boards with gilt-lettered red spine labels. Books show varying degrees of external wear, with rubbing to covers, cracking visible along some spine edges and chipping at ends of spines. Bindings are firm. Sporadic light foxing. This work is illustrated with numerous engraved plates, including well-preserved fold-out plate in first volume. (11.5 X 18 X 20 CM. 53 engravings, mostly after Picard; 0 .

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        Nouveau Mexique, Louisiane, Canada, et Nouvelle Angleterre

      Paris: , 1766. Size: 290 x 380 mm. Copperplate engraving with original wash colour. Good condition. Slight foxing, central fold as issued. 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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        Dissertatio inauguralis medica de elementis et viribus medicis trium aquarum mineralium Teplensium.

      Prag, Fitzky-Hladky (Johann Fitzkys Erben), 1766. - (16), 317, (3) SS. Zeitgenöss. schwarzer Pappband über Holzdeckeln mit hs. Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger Farbschnitt. 8vo. Sehr frühe wissenschaftliche Studie zur Heilwirkung der später unter dem Namen Marienbad berühmt gewordenen Mineralquellen auf dem Gebiet der Herrschaft Tepl. Als Beitrag zur unter Kaiserin Maria Theresia vorgenommenen Erfassung des Habsburgerreichs gedruckt in Form einer Prager medizinischen Dissertation unter der Direktion des irischstämmigen Mediziners Wilhelm MacNeven O&#146;Kelly of Aughrim (1713-87), Hofarzt Maria Theresias, der in Prag das Medizinstudium nach der Lehre Gottfried van Swietens reorganisierte und das erste chemische Labor der Universität einrichtete. - Der Naturforscher J. B. Zauschner (1737-99) besuchte mit seinem Doktorvater J. B. Bohadsch mehrere botanische und mineralogische Exkursionen. "Auf einem dieser Ausflüge kam er auch nach Auschowitz bei Tepl, wo ihn Landbewohner auf die in der Nähe befindlichen Mineralquellen aufmerksam machten. Obwohl diese bereits 1758-60 von der Professor der Chemie J. A. Scrinci waren untersucht und beschrieben worden, so unterzog er sie doch, da mit Rescript vom 20. Jänner 1763 Kaiserin Maria Theresia eine chemische Untersuchung und medicinische Beschreibung der Mineralquellen in ihren Staaten angeordnet hatte, einer neuerlichen [.] Analyse und schrieb seine Inauguraldissertation [.] Die darin beschriebenen Quellen bestehen noch heute: der Ambrosiusbrunnen, nach dem damaligen Abte Ambros, die Marienquelle nach dem in der Nähe befindlichen Marienbilde und der Kreuzbrunnen, nach dem in der Nähe aufgestellten aus Holzstämmen zusammengesetzten Kreuze benannt" (Wurzbach). - Papierbedingt durchgehend gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Einband bering berieben (Gelenke und Kapitale stärker). Wurzbach LIX, 213. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reise, Nach Den Spanischen Landern In Europa Und America In Den Jahren 1751 Bis 1756. Nebst Beobachtungen Und Anmerkungen Uber Die Merkwurdigen Gewachse Herausgegeben

      Berlin and Stralsund: Gottlieb August Lange, 1766. First German edition. Hard Cover. Octavo. Contemporary japon vellum with a hand-lettered spine, xxxii, 408 pp., 2 folding engraved plates. Linnaeus sent many of his students abroad, rejoicing in the plants and other natural specimens that he received from them but grieving bitterly when a student died of disease or hardship. As a posthumous tribute to their dedication, Linnaeus often edited and published their travel accounts. Pehr Loefling, Linnaeus&#39; favorite pupil, died in Venezuela while on just such a collecting foray. First published in 1758, this is the first German edition of Loefling&#39;s travels edited by Linnaeus and translated by Alexander Bernhard Kolpin. The volume contains Loefling&#39;s journal and a catalog of the plants that he observed during his travels. The two copper plates depict plant specimens and both are in fine condition. Light browning to the text, library stamps on the title and dedications pages, minor rubbing and chipping to the covers, otherwise a very good copy. Sabin 41772. Soulsby 3589. DSB VIII: 374-380.

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        STORIA CIVILE DEL REGNO DI NAPOLI... VENEZIA, GIAMBATTISTA PASQUALI. 1766 1766

      VENEZIA, GIAMBATTISTA PASQUALI. 1766EDIZIONE ACCRESCIUTA DI NOTE CRITICHE, RIFLESSIONI, MEDAGLIE, E MOLTISSIME CORREZIONI FATTE DALL' AUTORE, CHE NON SI TROVANO NELLE TRE ANTERIORI. (SEGUONO:) - - 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.

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