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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.. 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 palish 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.

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

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

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      1766.. Folds as issued, a couple of short tears and chips to margins else very good. . 13-1/2” x 16-3/4”- 34.2 x 42.5 cm.. Published in “The Maps and Charts to the Modern Part of the Universal History” London: T. Osborne etc., Copper engraved map with later hand colouring. ESTC; T172676; Phillips, 639; Shirley, R. Maps in the atlases, T.Bow-2d A lovely and detailed map of Northwestern Italy with towns, roads, mountain ranges etc. Two smaller inset maps of the city of Nice and Villa Franca as well as a plan of Coni. Italy, Northern Italy, Piemonte, Nice

      [Bookseller: Webster's Fine Books & Maps, ABAC,ILAB]
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        Descrizione degl’instrumenti, delle macchine, e delle suppellettili Raccolte ad Uso Chirurgico e Medico dal P.Don Ippolito Rondinelli Ferrarese

      Faenza, 1766. Rare, first and only edition of this illustrated catalogue of the first museum devoted to medical and surgical instruments, founded by Father Ippolito Rondinelli in Ravenna. Illustrated here are hundreds of instruments and equipment used in surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, orthopedics, etc. A major source for the study of early medical practice and museology.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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        Melanges de litterature, dÕhistoire, et de philosophie. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee & augmentee tres considerablement par lÕauteur. {Five volumes complete}

      Amsterdam, Zacharie Chatelain & Fils, 1766 - 1770 . later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Nouvelle Edition 1766. Near Fine set of 5 volumes in handsome full contemporary mottled calf, spines with raised bands and gilt titling. Titles in red and black, folding table with two closed tears and very small area of loss to upper edge (without loss to text - photo), else a very good set indeed. Nice tight bindings, very crisp textblocks and handsome straight bindings (small ink stain on upper cover vol 2 (< 1 cm)

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      Edinburgh: Printed by A. Donaldson, 1766-1768.. Three volumes: vi,2,viii,516; [4],692; [2],iv,745pp., plus three folding frontispiece maps. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt, sympathetically rebacked in matching calf, spines tooled in gilt, gilt leather labels. General chart of the southern hemisphere with a closed split along one fold. Scattered light foxing. Very good. With the bookplate of Sir Thomas Munro, first baronet and an administrator in India who held important financial and judicial posts, and was eventually made governor of Madras. An important early collection of texts on the discovery, exploration, natural history, geography and commerce of Australia. Callander&#39;s work takes as its basis that of Comte de Brosses, published ten years earlier, but supplemented by additional material and by Callander&#39;s editorial notes. Callander saw Australia as a fertile land for colonization and settlement, and argued that Great Britain, because of her naval dominance, was destined to rule there. He proposed a penal settlement as a base for colonization and further exploration. The work contains many important narratives (some of them represented in whole, others in part), including those of Magellan, Drake, Dampier, Tasman, Quiros, Gamboa, Ulloa, Narbrough, Frezier, Anson, among others. The maps include a chart of the Straits of Magellan, another of the southern hemisphere, and a third showing Australia. "A work of great Australian importance, containing forty-one relations of voyages, some for the first time in English...the Callander map is of great interest, particularly when compared with the Tasman map of 1644. Although Van Dieman&#39;s Land is still shown as part of the mainland, New Zealand and New Guinea are already known to be separate lands, and in fact the outline of Australia is complete except for the eastern coast, yet to be charted by Cook" - Davidson. "Valuable both for its narratives and for its editorial comments" - Hill. The first volume in this set contains a dedication to Charles Townshend, Chancellor of the Exchequer; the third volume a dedication to Sir Laurence Dundas. HILL 240. DAVIDSON, p.35. O&#39;REILLY & REITMAN 94. CRITTENDEN 268. SABIN 10053.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London. 1766.. [2],243-244pp. Folio. Dbd. Negligible foxing. Fine. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. The official British folio printing of the Parliamentary Act repealing the notorious Stamp Act, passed at the session just after the Stamp Act was passed, due to the outrage it caused in the colonies. After its successful effort in the French and Indian War, the British government was saddled with a massive debt. Added to this was the cost of administering its new lands in Canada, and the necessity of protecting colonists on the American frontier from Indian attacks. In order to raise funds for border defenses, the British Parliament decided to levy a tax directly on the colonists, rather than relying on colonial legislatures to raise the funds themselves (the colonies having a notoriously spotty track record in such efforts). Over the protests of colonial agents in London, including Benjamin Franklin from Pennsylvania and Jared Ingersoll of Connecticut, a tax was levied on all legal and commercial papers, pamphlets, newspapers, almanacs, cards, and dice. A Stamp Office was created in Britain, and Stamp Inspectors were to be assigned to each colonial district. Colonists wishing to purchase or use any of the materials covered in the Act would be required to buy a stamp. The outrage in the colonies at this form of taxation was immediate and overwhelming, and the Stamp Act was repealed in 1766. The bitterness engendered by the Act lingered on in its wake, however. An important piece of colonial American history. Only three copies recorded by ESTC, at the Lincoln&#39;s Inn Library in Britain, and in the U.S. at the Newberry Library and the University of North Carolina. ESTC N56896.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Essais sur la Formation des Dents, comparée avec celle des os, suivis de plusieurs expériences tants sur les os que sur les parties qui entrent dans leurs Constitutions

      One large folding engraved plate. viii, [4], 139, [1] pp., 2 leaves of publisher&#39;s ads. Small 8vo, cont. mottled calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: d&#39;Houry, 1766. First edition of this scarce book on the formation of the teeth. He "describes with great accuracy the dental follicle from its first appearing to the moment of birth, following it throughout its evolution. This lengthy book is most interesting, for it is not a mere compilation, but gives the results of personal research and experience."­Guerini, A History of Dentistry, p. 311. Jourdain (1734-1816), the first surgeon to limit his practice to oral and maxillary diseases, wrote the first book on oral surgery. Poletti, De Re Dentaria apud Veteres, pp. 109-10­"offre un grande interesse." .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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      1766. Fine. VOLTAIRE, Francois Marie Arouet. THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY. London, I. Allcock, 1766. Octavo. viii,316pp. First edition in English. "The American lions are small and fearful; the sheep are large, and so vigorous that they are used to carry burdens. All the lakes are at least ten times as large as ours..." writes the great intellect of the Enlightenment. Fine internally, in contemporary calf, the spine in compartments with raised bands. Front fly detached; hinges cracked externally. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Carte Réduite de L&#39;Ocean Septentrional compris entre l&#39;Asie et l&#39;Amerique suivant les Decouvertes qui ont été faites par les Russes

      Paris: J. N. Bellin, 1766. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition apart from expert repairs to center fold. 25 1/3 x 37 1/8 inches. A fascinating map of the North Pacific shown just before the voyages of Cook, by Bellin, the esteemed French Royal hydrographer, present here in the first state This extremely interesting and finely engraved large map depicts the northern Pacific Ocean, and adjacent coasts during an early stage in its exploration, after the first wave of great Russian explorers but just before the momentous voyages of Captain James Cook. The map embraces a vast expanse from north of the 35th parallel, from Japan to California. The map shows the tracks of the Russian voyages of Bering and his deputy Aleksei Chirikov conducted from 1728-43 that first defined eastern Siberia and touched upon the American northwest. Save the imaginary bulge on the north coast of the Chuckchi Peninsula, the coasts of Siberia are extremely well-defined, attesting to Bering&#39;s enormous talent as a cartographer. Japan, whose rulers were known to be especially unwelcoming to foreign explorers, is not well understood, such that its large northernmost island, Hokkaido, does not appear at all on the map. It is perhaps Bellin&#39;s depiction of North America that is most intriguing. It shows how Bering and Chirikov touched on various points of the Aleutians and sighted Mount St. Elias, the 18,000 ft. peak located near the top of the Alaska panhandle. The Pacific northwest immediately south of that point is entirely conjectural noting apocryphal discoveries such as the &#39;River of the King&#39;s&#39; encountered by the Spanish Admiral de Fuente in 1640, and the Strait of Juan De Fuca, discovered in 1592. Although the latter body of water does exist, it was probably first encountered by Europeans in the 1770s. Bellin does, however, note Sir Francis Drake&#39;s actual discovery of &#39;Nouvelle Albion&#39; (northern California) in 1578. The map optimistically shows a land route across the continent to the Pacific, decades before any such endeavor was embarked upon. The mapping of the heart of North America is also most curious, as it shows the Red River system, which in reality flows towards Hudson&#39;s Bay, as being connected to the Mississippi Basin. The map is elegantly traversed by rhumb lines and the composition is completed by an exquisite rococo title cartouche. This map was part of the l&#39;Hydrographie Française, a great sea atlas, published by Bellin in two volumes from 1755 to 1766. This was one of the finest works of the prolific Bellin, the "Hydrographer to the King", who was so highly regarded that the British (who were almost always at war with France) made him a member of their Royal Society. Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada IV:1125, plate 879; Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, 610

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        The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

      Salisbury: R. Collins for F. Newbery,, 1766. Supposed to be written by Himself. 2 volumes, octavo (165 × 97 mm). Contemporary calf, 5 raised bands, volume numbers to spines, and double-line rules to boards gilt, red speckled edges. Housed in a brown cloth solander case. Abrasion to upper board of volume I, two gatherings in each volume unevenly bound, a little toning to title pages but generally fresh. An excellent set. First edition of Goldsmith&#39;s sentimental masterpiece. A number of variants of the first edition exist, with no precedence among them; this copy without the catchword on page 213 of volume I, the incorrect catchword "was" on page 39 of volume II, and the correct numbering of page 159 in volume II. Though destined to become one of the most popular novels of the 18th century, The Vicar of Wakefield had an ignominious beginning, with Samuel Johnson reporting that, "I received one morning a message from poor Goldsmith that he was in great distress&#133;begging that I would come to him as soon as possible. I sent him a guinea, and promised to come to him directly. I accordingly went as soon as I was dressed, and found that his landlady had arrested him for his rent, at which he was in a violent passion. I perceived that he had already changed my guinea, and had got a bottle of Madeira and a glass before him. I put the cork into the bottle, desired he would be calm, and began to talk to him of the means by which he might be extricated. He then told me that he had a novel ready for the press, which he produced to me. I looked into it and saw its merit; told the landlady I should soon return, and, having gone to a bookseller, sold it for sixty pounds. I brought Goldsmith the money, and he discharged his rent, not without rating his landlady in a high tone for having used him so ill" (Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson). The publisher to whom Johnson sold the manuscript was John Newberry, a friend and sometimes employer of Goldsmith, who, for reasons unknown, sat on the manuscript for four years before finally publishing it. Copies of The Vicar of Wakefield in contemporary calf are uncommon &#150; only 12 have appeared at auction since 1998 and only a handful of those were comparable in quality to this very fresh and attractive binding.

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      Salisbury: Printed by B. Collins, for F. Newbery, 1766. FIRST EDITION, variant B.. Hardcover. The Extremely Fine Terry-Mills-Benz Copy Of Goldsmith&#39;s Masterpiece. 171 x 108 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). Two volumes, with the terminal blank in volume I. FIRST EDITION, variant B. BEAUTIFUL SCARLET CRUSHED MOROCCO, HEAVILY GILT, BY RIVIERE & SON, covers with French fillet frame, spine with raised bands and handsomely gilt compartments, lovely gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Front pastedown of volume I with the leather book labels of Roderick Terry, [Edgar] Mills, and Doris Louise Benz. Temple Scott, pp. 173-75; Rothschild 1028; Tinker 1110. Lower corner of terminal blank in first volume skillfully renewed, artful repair and faint glue stains at inner margin of B3 in second volume, other isolated trivial defects, but A VERY FINE COPY, THE TEXT NEARLY PRISTINE, AND THE HANDSOME BINDINGS ESPECIALLY BRIGHT. Written in 1761-62 but not published until four years later, "The Vicar of Wakefield" was said to have been rescued from some of Goldsmith&#39;s unpublished manuscripts by Dr. Johnson, who thus saved the penniless author from imprisonment by selling it to a publisher for £60. Considered the masterpiece of the middle-class domestic novel, the "Vicar" has never gone out of style because its whimsically delineated characters have a delightful simplicity that somehow insulates them against ultimate misfortune, and the innocent and virtuous are rewarded, as they should be, in the end. This copy has a distinguished provenance, having been owned, in succession, by Roderick Terry (1849-1933), Edgar Mills, and Doris L. Benz (1907-84), all of whom collected beautiful and substantial items chosen with considered discrimination. Terry accumulated items in various fields, but his library was especially strong in English literature: he owned the four folios, and he had strong holdings in Byron, Lamb, Spenser, and Milton. He also collected Americana, assembling a complete set of autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, in addition to many literary items. Dickinson characterizes him as "a connoisseur in the grand old tradition of the 19th century. His library reflected his eclectic tastes and [his] cultivated good judgment." For more on Benz, see item #52. Probably the main reason this volume had such celebrated owners is the beauty of its bindings. Riviere is considered one of the foremost names in English binding partly because the firm did consistently fine work and partly because it was so long in business. Robert Riviere began as a bookseller and binder in Bath in 1829, then set up shop as a binder in London in 1840; in 1881, he took his grandson Percival Calkin into partnership, at which time the firm became known as Riviere & Son, and the bindery continued to do business until 1939. In the early part of the 20th century, an intense rivalry between Riviere and Sangorski & Sutcliffe developed, and collectors have reaped immense dividends ever since in the form of more and more elaborate work that was not infrequently of breathtaking beauty.

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      Salisbury: Printed by B. Collins, for F. Newbery, 1766.. Two volumes. [4],214,[2 (blank)];[2],223,[1]pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, rebacked to style with the original backstrips laid down. Contemporary bookplate in first volume (Walbancke); heavy offsetting from calf turn- ins to margins of endsheets, prelims and terminal leaves, upper quarter portion of binder&#39;s free endsheet in second volume torn away, a few signatures starting slightly, but a good set. Enclosed in a fill morocco solander case by Riviere. First edition. The edition was burdened with a number of typographic errors or omissions (such as the omission of the word &#39;husband&#39; in the first line of I:15, the misspelling &#39;Waekcfield&#39; in the headline of II:95, etc), the most significant of which have been sorted into four variants. This set is of the second variant, with no catchword on I:213, with the corrected catchword on II:39, and page 159 correctly numbered. This edition printed in Salisbury precedes the first London printing by slightly over two months, although publication was some four years after the rights to the manuscript were sold to the publisher by Samuel Johnson on Goldsmith&#39;s behalf. The delay has been ascribed, variously, to Goldsmith&#39;s revisions, or to the publishers&#39; reticence to commit to printing the work until Goldsmith had established a reputation. Over the next century, it became one of the most popular novels of its generation. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 53. ROTHSCHILD 1028. SCOTT 173ff. ESTC T146176. BLOCK, p.89. NCBEL II:1197.

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      London & New York. 1766-1782.. 43pp., detailed below. Mostly folio. Most of the letters include integral blank leaf, docketed on verso. A few documents have significant paper loss, expertly repaired (though with some loss to text). Light scattered soiling, some minor offsetting. Overall, very good. In a red cloth portfolio case. An archive of business correspondence of Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary leader and later America&#39;s most famous traitor, shedding further light on his dubious character. The manuscripts present here all relate to Arnold&#39;s pre-Revolutionary business career and failure as a druggist and bookseller in New Haven, Connecticut, at a location a few blocks away from our present offices. Not a great deal seems to have been known about Arnold&#39;s early business ventures hitherto - the material available, for example, to Arnold&#39;s principal modern biographer, Willard Sterne Randall, being comparatively scant. Arnold first entered business in 1761, and at first seems to have been successful. He visited London the next year, where he acquired stock on credit, and then set up shop on Chapel Street in New Haven under the famous sign (still preserved at the New Haven Historical Society): "B. Arnold Druggist / Bookseller &c. / From London / Sibi Totique." His biographer writes: "His was more a department store than an apothecary, and fancier than a general store....The only store of its kind in New Haven, it offered the usual herbs and medicines...but it specialized in luxuries" (Randall, p.38). "For students across the green at Yale, he offered a rich assortment of books." Thus we find among his creditors many of the leading London publisher- booksellers of the day, including Thomas Longman himself, map- and print-maker Henry Overton; Bible publishers Wright & Gill; and William Parker, proprietor of the radical GENERAL ADVERTISER. Later he also acquired a sloop and undertook trading voyages to the Caribbean and Canada. Most of these voyages, however, were devoted to smuggling rather than upstanding trade: "Benedict Arnold&#39;s business was secret by definition. To keep accurate records would have been self- destructive, yet not to engage to some degree of smuggling was all but impossible if such a business was to survive increasingly stringent British trade policies" (p.42). Despite these various enterprises, Arnold went bankrupt, owing some £16,000 when his business failed in the summer of 1766. The failure of Arnold&#39;s business was closely related to his support of the Patriot cause. He blamed his failure on the Sugar Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765, claiming they curtailed commerce. The evidence of this archive would suggest otherwise - that Arnold used these acts as an excuse for not settling debts he had no intention or ability to pay off. He first became active with the Sons of Liberty in mid-1766, and in January 1767 was involved in a notorious case of beating up a colonial tax collector. American liberty and Arnold&#39;s personal freedom from debt were to him one and the same. In Randall&#39;s biography Arnold is incorrectly described as having settled his debts, and Thomas Longman is incorrectly named as his principal creditor. In fact, Thomas Corbyn, from whose papers this archive derives, was Arnold&#39;s principal creditor and represented Arnold&#39;s creditors from the London end. These papers begin in July 1766, after Arnold&#39;s failure. Unlike that of Arnold, Corbyn&#39;s business was rooted in Quaker honesty, as the entry in the OXFORD DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY makes clear: "Corbyn&#39;s probity both at home and abroad was an important factor in the success of the firm...he frequently lent money to young men starting in business - and not infrequently lost it....The life and career of Thomas Corbyn shows that the expanding drug trade of the eighteenth century was based on greater trust and probity than is often thought." To New York merchant Bernard Lintot, author of most of the letters to Corbyn, fell the unenviable task of dealing directly with Arnold. After a great deal of trouble he eventually got Arnold to agree to pay ten shillings in the pound plus interest, only to find him reneging on the deal a month later. Lintot&#39;s letters give a vivid idea of what it was like to deal with Arnold. In May 1767 he writes: "I went 18 Miles to procure an Attorney and spent the greatest part of a Fortnight in NHaven, endeavouring to bring him to a more just Settlement; He had given several Bills of Sale of his Vessel & Cargoe, The Negroes were like to be a contested property, and he had a most Vigorous & designing man to assist him in everything. Finding him endeavour to do you all possible Injustice, I resolved not to come into his terms. I Arrested his Person (for which he got Bail) and was going to get the Vessel & Cargoe apprised and send her to Sea When one of my Lawyers sent to speak with me. I found there Mr Arnold and Three Lawyers in his behalf, where after a good deale of altercation, I concluded upon his effectually returning to me Ten shillings in the Pound on the Principal Sum and Seventy five Pounds Sterling as Interest." Lintot is forced to the weary conclusion: "I must now observe that Mr Arnold has by no means deserved the confidence you placed in him; which confidence induced me to treat with him as one willing to do all the Justice in his power to his Creditors; whilst he acted on principles directly opposite. Had I not with the greatest dispatch seized the Vessell he would have put it out of my Power to have secured you anything. It would take up too much of your time to enumerate the many exceptions I have to Mr Arnold&#39;s Conduct." But even now he was being too trusting, for Arnold did not in fact make settlement until September 1770, forcing Lintot to tell Corbyn: "I am very sorry I have been so often obliged to disappoint you of the balance remaining due to Benedict Arnold&#39;s Creditors I was deceiv&#39;d by him from time to time and was finally obligd to take the last resort the Law, which is also tedious, or should sooner have sent the balance remaining in my hands." As for the remaining half of the debt, still outstanding, Quaker scruples were not for Benedict Arnold. It had probably not occurred to him that his past debt would still await him when he came to London after his treason. In 1782, after Arnold had settled in London, Corbyn&#39;s partner John Brown raised the subject of Arnold&#39;s outstanding debt. Arnold replies in the third person - as "General Arnold" - telling Brown that he would of course have paid had Lintot asked nicely: "GA begs leave to say that had the Person Empowered to Collect the Debts (alluded to) Acted with honor and Fidelity, GA could have paid the whole amount with as much ease as He did a part, but when He violated his Agreement and Seized on the Effects of GA, He destroyed his Credit, and prevented his realising the Value of his property and of Course Answering the full Demands against him. The Principal part of GA property is in America, and out of his Reach, and perhaps will ever be so." To this Corbyn himself replied, enclosing (unwisely perhaps) a homily on business ethics. Once again Arnold reposts: "had your Agent waited with a little patience, and not departed from his agreement with me, I should have Discharged the whole of my Debts, and supported my Credits, but by grasping at the Shaddow he gave up the Substance." He concludes his letter with a ringing declaration of his own probity, which echoes beyond his business dealings and into history: "As my Conduct has ever been Intentionally Right, No expressions of any set of Men, however respectable, can make an unpleasant reflection in a breast Conscious of not deserving blame, and I beg leave to say that the Aldermen [the booksellers Wright & Gill] who have been so Officious With you, would have been much better employed Attending to their own affairs." The archive is as follows: 1) Instructions [addressed to Bernard Lintot], signed by the "Creditors of Benedict Arnold of Newhaven in Connecticut," authorizing him to act on their behalf to recover the sums owing. [London, July 1766]. [1]p. Folio. Old fold lines, minor soiling. Very good. "...We do not wish or mean to Distress him unnecessarily or to stop him in Business if it can possibly be Avoided but we must Insist on speedy Payment or good Security for our Debts. It is not in our Power (at this Distance and not knowing the real State of his Affairs) to give thee Positive Instructions how to Act, therefore we leave it to thy Discretion Recommending to thee to Act with Vigour Resolution & Dispatch, And at the same time We desire thee to avoid (as much as may be, Consistent with our safety) all Severity and Rigour..." and to remit the money to Thomas Corbyn & Co, signed by Thomas Longman, Benjamin Lamb, Thomas Corbyn & Co, William Evans, Wright & Gill, and William Parker. 2) Agreement signed by Arnold&#39;s creditors, divvying up his debt. [London]. July 18, 1766. [1]p. Folio. Old fold lines, minor soiling. Very good. An agreement that the monies recovered from "Benedict Arnold of Newhaven in the Colony of Connecticut Merchant" be divided among his creditors in the proportions stated, having "Authorized Bernard Lintot of New York Merchant to sue for and recover the same and have directed him to Remitt the money to the Undersigned Thomas Corbyn & Co," with sums owing following each signature, signed by the six merchants in the foregoing as well as by Henry Overton; plus a copy of Overton&#39;s invoice to Arnold. 3) Series of fifteen autograph letters signed by Bernard Lintot to Thomas Corbyn & Co, giving a complete account of his dealings with Benedict Arnold. 20pp., two letters duplicates (13 texts in all). New York & Derby, Ct. 1766-1770. Mostly folio. Two letters conjoint, two incomplete and lacking signature; eight address panels, postmarked. Old fold lines. Some letters worn at edges or folds. Light scattered soiling and offsetting. One letter heavily worn and in several pieces. Overall, very good. 4) Set of accounts submitted by "The Creditors of Benedict Arnold in Account with Corbyn & Brown" and by "Messrs Corbyn & Brown and other Creditors of Benedict Arnold in Account with Bernard Lintot." [London and New York]. 1767-1770. Eight bills in all. Oblong folio and quarto sheets. Some incomplete, paper losses (made good by professional repair). Old fold lines, minor soiling. About good. 5) Two autograph letters, signed, from Benedict Arnold. [London]. May 16 & Dec. 20, 1782. 5pp. Folio and quarto. Old fold lines; slight damage to edges of one letter, minutely affecting text. Very good. One signed "B Arnold" and one in the third person as "General Arnold," to Thomas Corbyn and his partner, John Brown, concerning his refusal to settle his remaining debts; together with retained drafts of two letters by Corbyn to Arnold. An important archive of papers, illuminating further the character and life of one of the most notorious characters of the Revolutionary era, and his reasons for joining the Revolution. Willard Sterne Randall, BENEDICT ARNOLD: PATRIOT AND TRAITOR (1991).

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        A Voyage to North America, under the command of the present King of France. Containing the geographical description and natural history of Canada and Louisiana

      Dublin: Printed for John Exshaw and James Potts, 1766. 2 volumes, octavo. (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches). 8 folding engraved maps, 2 engraved portraits (one folding). (Scattered worm holes in vol.I occasionally affecting a few characters). Contemporary non-uniform calf, uniformly rebacked to style, spines gilt with red morocco lettering pieces and oval labels with the volume numbers. The rare Dublin edition: considered the most desirable of the early editions in English as it includes Indian portraits and maps of the region. Charlevoix travelled in the Great Lakes region and down the Mississippi in 1720-22, to inspect interior posts and settlements and to gather more information about the westward regions. He had intended to return upriver, but he fell ill at Biloxi and returned to France in 1723. Originally published in 1744 as part of Charlevoix&#39;s larger work on New France, this journal was first published separately in English in London in 1761. The Dublin edition, which is much rarer, is considered the best by Howes and others because of the accompanying maps and the two striking Indian portraits which appear as frontispieces, "A Delaware Indian with his tomahawk, scalping knife, &c." and "Outacite Chief of the Cherokees." The text contains a short appendix relating to the West Indies, with excellent maps of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and the Caribbean. Clark I:60; Field 283; Graff 651; Greenly Michigan 12; Howes C308, "b."; Sabin 12139; TPL 191.

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      Dublin. 1766.. Two volumes. [10],48,228; [22],335pp. plus eight folding maps and two plates. Modern polished calf, ruled in gilt, spines gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Expertly rehinged. Two maps neatly backed with linen. A handsome, near fine set. Charlevoix travelled in the Great Lakes region and down the Mississippi in 1720-22, to inspect interior posts and settlements and to gather more information about the westward regions. He had intended to return upriver, but he fell ill at Biloxi and returned to France in 1723. Originally published in 1744 as part of Charlevoix&#39;s larger work on New France, this journal was published separately in English, in London in 1766. The Dublin edition, which is much rarer, is considered the best by Howes and others because of the accompanying maps and the two striking Indian portraits which appear as frontispieces, "A Delaware Indian with his tomahawk, scalping knife, &c." and "Outacite Chief of the Cherokees." The text contains a short appendix relating to the West Indies, with excellent maps of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and the Caribbean. HOWES C308, "b." CLARK I:60. FIELD 283. SABIN 12139. GRAFF 651. TPL 191. GREENLY, MICHIGAN 12.

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        Tulipa VIII [Pl. 55]

      Nuremberg: 1766. Etching, with engraving, coloured by hand, by A.L. Wirsing. Very good condition. 13 7/8 x 9 1/8 inches. 18 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches. A very fine image from the work described by Dunthorne as &#39;one of the finest records of the cultivated flowers of the period&#39; and by Blunt (p. 166) as &#39;one of the most decorative florilegia of the mid-eighteenth century.&#39; A complete copy of this work sold for almost $1,000,000 in London in 2002. The great characteristic of this beautiful plate, from Trew&#39;s Hortus Nitidissimus, is the way in which the watercolour and bodycolour painting almost entirely eclipses the engraved lines. Although the work was actually started by Johann Michael Seligmann (1720- 1762), the engravings were based on the collection of flower drawings owned by the botanist and bibliophile Christoph Trew, a distinguished physician of Nuremberg. Georg Ehret (1708-1770), who enjoyed Trew&#39;s patronage from 1732 and traveled widely on his behalf before settling in London in 1736, produced the designs for 40 of the eventual total of 188 plates. The remainder were drawn up by a team of local artists, including J.C. Keller, Professor of Drawing at Erlangen University, the court painter Nikolaus Eisenberger, and A.L. Wirsing. Cf. Brunet V, 943; cf. Dunthorne 310; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 144; cf. Harvard Arnold, p. 700; cf. Johnston Cleveland 493; cf. Nissen BBI 1995; cf. Pritzel 9500

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        The Spectator : in eight volumes

      Edinburgh : printed by A. Donaldson, and sold at his shops in London and Edinburgh 1766 - 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. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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      Edito nel 1766 a Philadelphie , in 8° , legatura in mezza pelle, dorso con riquadri e fregi d'oro, doppio tassello con titoli in oro. Tradotto dall'italiano da Andrè Morellet, dopo la terza edizione, rivista, corretta ed aumentata dall'Autore. Filadelfia come falso luogo d'edizione ma Parigi. Legata con una seconda opera dal titolo : RECUEIL DES POESIES de Monsieur B. edito a Ginevra del 1756. Buon esemplare.

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        Icones Insectorvm circa Ratisbonam indigenorvm coloribvs natvram referentibvs expressae.

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

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        Trattato teorico-pratico di prospettiva.

      Lelio della Volpe 1766 Cm. 24, pp. (6) 207 (1). Vignetta al frontespizio e 11 tavole incise e ripiegate fuori testo. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con piccole punte, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Tagli colorati. Ex libris. Segni di restauro al dorso e lungo le cerniere, poche fioriture marginali, qualche macchietta alle pp. 183-186, peraltro esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Non comune edizione originale. Cfr. Cicognara (874) e Riccardi: "raro e pregiato".

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      HAVERN Johannes J. de. Dissertatio apologetica qua Antiquitas, et integritas vindicantur, qui in ejusdem museo hic Viennae adservatur, aenei, et unici Vespasiae Pollae numi eversis argumentis, queis ea in II. ad eundem epistola, hic loci typis evulgata, inpugnavit clarissimus e S.J.P. Josephus Khell. Vindobonae, Typis Joannis Thomas de Trattnern Caes. Reg. aulae typographi et bibliopolae, MDCCLXVI.(front.) Unito: Celebrer Nachrichten 1766. Num.36,40,48,54. Pp.56n.nn. Unito: Iosephi Khell Epistolae dvae de totidem nvmis aeneis nvmophylacii Haveriani. Vindobonae,1761. Pp.38. Unito: De Numismate Augusti aureo formae maximae ex ruderibus Herculani eruto libellus Josephi Khell. Viennae, 1765. Pp.24. Unito: Ioa. Iosephi nobilis de Havern... Dissertatio apologetica qua aenei, et unici Vespasiae Pollae numi, qui in ejusdem museo hic Viennae adservatur, antiquitas, et integritas vindicantur: eversis argumentis, queis ea in II. ad eundem epistola, hic loci typis evulgata, inpugnavit clarissimus e S.J.P. Josephus Khell. Vindobonae, Typis Joannis Thomas de Trattnern Caes. Reg. aulae typographi et bibliopolae, MDCCLXVI. Pp. 24n.nn, 145. Unito: Iosephi Khell Epistolae dvae de totidem nvmis aeneis nvmophylacii Haveriani. Editio Altera. Vindobonae,1761. Pp.44. In 8vo, cart. posteriore.

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        Theorie der Parallellinien.Leipzig: 1786. First edition.

      A beautiful copy of this turning point in the history of non-Euclidean geometry, as Lambert was the first to realize "that Euclid's Parallel Postulate cannot be proved from the other Euclidean postulates and that it is possible to build a logically consistent system satisfying the other postulates but explicitly rejecting the Parallel Postulate" (Parkinson, Breakthroughs, 1766 & 1786). <br/><br/> "In the second half of the 18th century, Johann Lambert (1728-1777), ..., one of the greatest mathematicians of the century, wrote a special treatise under the title <i>Theory of parallel lines</i> (<i>Theorie der Parallellinien. Leipzig, 1786</i>) ... In the introductory part of his treatise Lambert write: 'This work deals with the difficulty encountered in the very beginnings of geometry and which, from the time of Euclid, has been a source of discomfort for those who do not just blindly follow the teachings of others but look for a basis for their convictions and do not wish to give up the least bit of the rigor found in most proofs. This difficulty immediately confronts every reader of Euclid's <i>Elements</i>, for it is concealed not in his propositions but in the axioms with which he prefaced the first book". (Rosenfeld, A History of non-Euclidean Geometry. See pp. 99-101 for a detailed account of Lambert's treatise). <br/><br/> Lambert became interested in the parallel postulate after having heard of Georg Klügel's dissertation from 1763, in which he had shown the flaws of all proofs so far of the parallel postulate. This inspired Lambert to take up the subject himself. Just as Saccheri had done in 1733, he explored the consequences of adopting the hypothesis of the obtuse angle and that of the acute angle. Like Saccheri, he quickly obtained a logical contradiction in the first case. But unlike Saccheri, Lambert did not accept consequences of the second hypothesis, no matter how absurd or repugnant they seemed, as formal proof of the invalidity of the acute angle hypothesis. Unable to obtain a formal contradiction, Lambert continued to explore the path, on which Saccheri had turned around. <br/><br/> Even though hyperbolic geometry was first discovered by Gauss, Lobachevsky, and Bolyai half a century later, Lambert derived several fundamental results belonging to this subject and "no one else came so close to the truth without actually discovering non-Euclidean geometry." (Boyer, History of Mathematics, pp. 504). This statement is due to the important observation which Lambert made after having discovered the formula for the area of a triangle under the acute angle hypothesis. As he noted, the formula is exactly the same as on the surface of a sphere except for the fact that the radius-term of the sphere must be substituted with the square root of -1. To this Lambert remarked "from this I should almost conclude that the (acute angle) hypothesis holds on the surface of an 'imaginary' sphere". Here Lambert was prevented from discovering hyperbolic geometry only by the insufficient notion of curvature of his time. What Lambert is lacking when he strands on the surface of his 'imaginary' sphere is the notion of curvature of a surface developed by Gauss in his <i>Disquisitiones generales circa superficies curvas</i> (1828). Undoubtedly, it would then have been obvious to Lambert that his formula for the area of a triangle is simply Gauss' area-curvature formula applied to the proper surface of the pseudo-sphere, and that the acute angle hypothesis does hold in the hyperbolic plane. <br/><br/> Somerville, Bibliography of non-Euclidean geometry, p. 11; Somerville, Elements of non-Euclidean Geometry, pp. 13-15; Gray, Worlds Out of Nothing, pp. 82-84; Klein, Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times, pp. 868-9; Lambert's treatise was reprinted in Engel and Stäckel's Die Theorie der Parallellinien von Euklid bis auf Gauss, 1895.. 8vo (195 x 115 mm). Contained in: <i>Leipziger Magazin für reine und angewandte Mathematik</i>, which was a relatively minor and short-lived (1786-1789) mathematical journal published by Johann III Bernoulli and Carl Friedrich Hindenburg. Lambert's paper is pp. 137-164 and pp. 325-358 of the 1st volume (1786) and is accompanied by 2 engraved plates. Offered here is a very fine copy of the relevant volume ([2], 556 pp. and 8 plates) bound in contemporary green boards with all the original front and rear blue printed wrappers of the 4 parts of this volume - a beautiful and unmarked copy

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        Bibliotheca Runica worin zuverlässige Nachrichten von den Schriftstellern über die runische Litteratur und von den dahin gehörigen Buchstaben, Grabsteinen, Calendern, Handschriften und Münzen ertheilet werden.

      Greifswald, A. F. Rösen, 1766. 4:o. (4),36 s. + (NETTELBLA, CHRISTIAN von) Antwort auf die Frage: ob des Herrn Johann Erichsons, Predigers in Schwed. Pommern Bibliotheca Runica für vollständig und zureichend zu halten sey? Einem Liebhaber nordischer Alterthümer mit verschiedenen dahin gehörigen Zuzätzen, Verbesserungen und Nachrichten mitgetheilet. Greifswald, A. F. Rösen, 1766. 4:o. 28 s. Med grav. illustration i texten på s. 7. Ngt nött marmorerat pappbd från 1900-talets början med svart titeletikett och rödstänkta snitt (Hedberg, fast osignerat). Ryggen ngt blekt. En gammal lagning i övre hörnet på s. 21 och en fläck efter en krossad insekt i yttermarginalen på s. 35 i det första arbetet. Det sista bladet i det andra arbetet har en del solkfläckar i marginalerna och en gammal lagning i den nedre. Några äldre tidskriftsurklipp inbundna sist. Etikett från Stockholms bokauktionskammare på insidan av främre pärmen. Bra ex.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1371-72. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 8979-80. Det första arbetet med ett förord av J. C. Dähnert. Erichsons arbete är en utvidgad och förbättrad version av en artikel införd i "Hamburgische Nachrichten" 1763. I Nettelblas hårda kritik framlyser det enligt Warmholtz "så mycken egenkärlek, som illvilja mot past. Erichson" och Warmholtz bedömer att de flesta av hans argument var "af föga betydlighet". Nettelblas skrift besvarades av Erichson året därpå i "Hamburgische Nachrichten". Tidskriftsurklippen rör dels Erichsons svar, dels hans död och är hämtade ur några av Gjörwells lärda journaler

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

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

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

      First German edition. 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' favorite pupil, died in Venezuela while on just such a collecting foray. First published in 1758, this is the first German edition of Loefling's travels edited by Linnaeus and translated by Alexander Bernhard Kolpin. The volume contains Loefling'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. Hard Cover

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        The Tales of the Genii. Two volume set

      London: J Wilkie, 1766.. Third Edition. Full leather covers. 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. 357pp, 367pp :: Fourteen engraved plates after A Walker :: 360mm x 230mm (14" x 9") :: 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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        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.

      XIV, 394 S., (4 Bl.). Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung (etwas berieben, oberes Kapital und Ecken bestoßen). 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" (H. of H.). - Angebunden: Hill, John: Valeriana oder von denen Tugenden der Baldrian-Wurzel in denen Krankheiten und Zufaällen der Nerven nebst denen Kennzeichen wodurch die wahre von der unechten kan unterschieden werden. Aus dem Englischen ins Teutsche übersetzt. Nürnberg, A. L. Wirsing, 1769. 2 gefaltete kolorierte Kupfertafeln, 31 S. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Vgl. Blake 211 (3d ed. London 1758). - Beide Werke teils etwas fingerfleckig, insgesamt ansprechendes Exemplar.

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        Essai historique et philosophique sur les principaux ridicules des differentes nations.

      chez Rey Libraire 1766 Essai historique et philosophique sur les principaux ridicules des differentes nations par M.G... Dourx... (i.e. Sebastien Marie Mathurin Gazon d?Ourxigne). Amsterdam, chez Rey Libraire, 1766. Due parti in un volume in 16mo; pp. 1 con la tavola dei capitoli, 152, 4; 2 con la tavola dei capitoli, 80. Bazzana coeva, dorso a cordoni con titolo e fregi in oro, tagli rossi.

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        Die Nichtigkeit der Hexerey und Zauberkunst in zweyen Büchern entworfen vor Ardoino Ubbidente dell`Osa. Zwote Auflage.

      4 Bl., 600 S. Umschlag d. Zt. Crowe 509; Hayn-Got. III, 247 und IX, 277. - Im Kern eine Übersetzung von Maffeis beiden Traktaten über die Hexerei. Simon verzichtet auf eine vollständige Übertragung des Textes, weil er Tartarottis Schriften (gegen die Maffei polemisiert) nicht auch noch übertragen wollte. Maffei verwarf den Hexenglauben, nicht aber die Magie. Simon lehnt beide ab. - Das Werk war erstmals 1761 unter dem Titel "Das große weltbetrügende Nichts" ebenfalls bei Stahel erschienen; es war eine der Hauptquellen für Sterzingers Rede gegen den Hexenwahn, mit der er 1766 in der Münchner Akademie den bayrischen Hexenkrieg auslöste. - Umschlag leicht lädiert. Titel mit geschwärztem Stempel. Etwas braunfleckig.

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

      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 half leather with marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spine has blind tooling, title in gilt to black leather label. Internally, cream endpapers, has the Gibson map, all 12 plates as called for, (xi), (5), 357 pp, 12/12 pl, [3], includes the errata and advert page, NO inscriptions, text block edges uncut, the first edition was printed in Dublin in 1723. (ESTC T139796) Rowlands, Church of England clergyman and antiquary, although his education is unknown, but it is clear from his writing that he was fluent in Latin and Greek and had a grasp of Hebrew&mdash;one section of his Mona is devoted to finding similarities between Hebrew and European, especially Welsh, words. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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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.

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        Iconologie tirée de divers auteurs.

      Ouvrage Utile aux Gens de Lettres, aux Poëtes, aux Artistes, & généralement à tous les Amateurs des Beaux-Arts. 3 vols. Vienne: Jean-Thomas de Trattnern 1766. With 3 titlevignettes and 203 + 219 + 208 engravings. Contp. halfleather with coloured labels on spine. Old name on flyleaves

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        Historische und geographische beschreibung von Palstina, nach seinem ehemaligen und gegenwrtigen zustande, nebst denen dazu gehrigen landcharten

      Hofmann, Cleve and Leipzig, 1766. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. The first three parts of Bachiene&#39;s History and Geography of Palestine in half leather over paper boards. Front joint cracked but held by two cords, attractively gilt spine, old seminary spine label and bookplate but no other marks. Three parts in one volume each with a separate title page and dated 1766, 1768, 1769. 439 (6), 443 (9), 506 (4) pp. 7 maps. Moderate scattered foxing and browning, including to the maps - though the 4 maps bound at the rear are quite bright. Attractively engraved and among the most accurate 18th century maps of the holy land. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3 volumes of the 7-volume set. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041391. .

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        Storia sacra della chiesa metropolitana di capua... tomo primo. in napoli, nella stamperia simoniana, 1766.

      Cm. 27,5, pp. xxiv, 339 (3). Con due bei ritratti f.t. incisi in rame. Legatura coeva in pieno marocchino rosso interamente decorato in oro, dorso a nervi e bellissime sguardie in carta goffrata. Tagli dorati. Esemplare marginoso e ben conservato, fatto salvo per una piccola integrazione di pelle alla cuffia superiore del dorso. Disponibile il solo primo volume (di due!).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Die Nichtigkeit der Hexerey und Zauberkunst in zweyen Büchern entworfen vor Ardoino Ubbidente dell`Osa. Zwote Auflage

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (d. i. Würzburg), Stahel 1766.. 4 Bl., 600 S. Umschlag d. Zt.

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        The Way to Things by Words, and To Words by Things; Being a Sketch of an Attempt at the Retrieval of The Antient Celtic, or, Primitive Language of Europe. To which is added, a succinct Account of the Sanscort, or Learned Language of the Bramins

      London: Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers. 1766. First Edition. Hardcover. Recent quarter calf over marbled boards with fiver raised bands on spine and contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, internally clean and bright, collation matches that given by the ESTC (ESTC T4124) , John Cleland (1710-1789) is best known for his erotic novel "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure". Cleland claimed to have written most of it while living in Bombay, where he was working for the East India Company, and that he&#39;d written it to prove to a colleague that it was possible to write about a prostitute without using vulgar language. However the work was not completed until 1748, at which time Cleland was in prison for non-payment of debts. The book seems to have solved Clelands financial problems but did lead to his prosecution for the production of an obscene work. He went on to write a number of other novels, several plays (which were never produced) and a series of linguistic treatises, of which this is the first. In them he explored the celtic roots of English words, suggested links between Welsh and Hebrew, with the implication of the later being derived from the former, and plagiarized an account of Sanskrit by an earlier author. Clelands linguistic theories lack basis in fact and reflect the author&#39;s biases and idiosyncracies. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, [ii] vii [i] 123 [1] pp .

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        Relacion individual y veridica del Sucesso acontecido en la ciudad de Zaragoza el dia 6 de Abril de 1766 y de todos sus demas progressos. Formada de Orden de S. M. y escrita por encargo del Marqués del Castellar, Gobernador y Capitan General del Reino de Aragon y Presidente de su Real Audiencia. Vista y aprobada por el Real Acuerdo de este Reyno

      Zaragoza, en la Imprenta del Rey nuestro Señor, 1766. 4to.; 132 pp. y tres estados plegados. Encuadernación de época en pergamino.

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        The Complete Angler: Or, Contemplative Man&#39;s Recreation. To Which Is now prefixed, The Lives of the Authors... by John Hawkins, Esq. of Twickenham

      London: Printed for J Rivington, 1766., 1766. Second edition of John Hawkins&#39; prefix, two parts in one volume. Small 8vo. With thirty copper plate illustrations. Elegantly bound in later full mottled calf by Charles E. Lauriat, spine with pictorial gilt fishing motifs. Minor soiling and marginalia, owner name to title page. Fine, in excellent binding. Provenance; Skinner Fine Books and Manuscripts 2386.

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        Beschreibung der Silber-Münzen der Wohllöblichen Freyen Reichs-Stadt Nürnberg. Erster Theil, enthaltend Thaler, Guldenthaler, Gulden und nach denselben gebildete und ausgestückelte kleinere Silber-Münzen

      Nürnberg, Bauer 1766. 25 cm. (18 einschl. Frontispiz), 148 Seiten mit gestochenem Frontispiz von Hermann Jakob Tyroff, Titelvignette und 118 Textkupfern. Festeinband, Halbledereinband, Deckel mit Buntpapier bezogen - Holzm. / Boh. Anonym 5807 - MNE 291 - Weitere Teile sind nicht erschienen. Zeitgenössischer Besitzvermerk auf Vorsatz, vor dem Binden in den gegenwärtigen Einband ist der Block am Rücken unten mit geringem Papierverlust beschädigt worden, was äußerlich nicht sichtbar ist. Sonst bis auf 1 kurzen Einriss im weißen Rand (S. 109), ca. 1x3 cm Papierverlust am weißen Rand (S. 135) und vereinzelte Stockflecken, schönes Exemplar in neuem marmorierten Halbleder-Einband -

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        THE WORKS

      London: Printed for C. Bathurst et al, 1766. Second Printing of the small octavo Hawkesworth edition (Books I-XVIII), so-called seventh edition of the first three books of Letters, and so-called third edition of the last three books of Letters. 181 x 117 mm (7 1/8 x 4 5/8"). 24 volumes. Edited by John Hawkesworth. VERY APPEALING CONTEMPORARY POLISHED CALF, raised bands flanked by gilt rules, red morocco spine labels. Historiated tailpieces, 14 full-page plates. Title pages in red and black, bookplates of Sir Edward B. Baker, Baronet, on front pastedowns. Teerink 91 and 90, as well as pp. 80-83 and 104; Lowndes III, 2557; Graesse VI, 534. Joints of first and one other volume partly cracked (but nothing loose), seven headcaps with some degree of damage (but none of them unsightly), a little wear to corners, slight marking to covers, but the original rustic bindings generally in excellent condition, very solid and quite pleasing, with nothing approaching a serious defect. Endpapers and first and last few leaves often slightly browned around edges because of the glue used to hold down turn-ins, one gathering in volume 19 a bit soiled, a (large but fortuitously located) paper flaw in the contents leaf of one volume affecting four Roman numerals, otherwise A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the text unusually clean, fresh, and bright. This is a very well-preserved set of one of the major 18th century editions of Swift, a set that includes the literary works as well as a 70-page life of the author and six volumes of his letters. Dubliner Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), dean of Saint Patrick's cathedral, is generally acknowledged to be the foremost satirist in English literature, and his exhibition of the foibles of humanity is often bitter and always comic. The most famous product of his exuberant imagination is "Gulliver's Travels," but he produced many memorable essays, poems, and letters. Our editor, John Hawkesworth (ca. 1715-73), a journalist and playwright, began the project of editing Swift's works in 1755, and a six-volume quarto set appeared in that year. Our 24-volume set soon followed. Best known as the author of Cook's first voyage, Hawkesworth in later life had a variety of careers, including directing a school for young ladies, composing oratorios, and serving as a director of the East India Company. Although finding a set of Swift is no problem, attractive unrestored contemporary sets of his writings (and of the works of other 18th century authors) are now hard to come by.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Works of Jonathan Swift

      London - C. Bathurst, 1766 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition of the collected works of Jonathan Swift, containing his letters, essays, poems and short stories. Comprised of volumes II, III, and V-XIII. Containing some of his best-known works, includingGulliver&#39;s Travels, John Bull, his political pamphlet A Discourse on the Contests and Dissentions in Athens and Rome,andhis contributions toThe Examiner. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonymssuch as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapieror anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. With volume I of the Letters of Jonathan Swift (1766). Eleven volumes offourteen only. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally worn, with rubbing to boards and wear to spines and extremities. Waxspills to volumes VI,VII and VIII. Some loss to head of spine ofvolume XIII. All joints starting, with front boardof volume XII detached, and front board of volume VI held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Bookplate of R. Baldwyn Ludlow to front pastedowns. Pages have some browning, with some scattered light spotting and heavier foxing to some volumes. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Letters, written by the late Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick&#39;s, Dublin; and several of his friends : From the year 1703 to 1740 / Published from the originals; with notes explanatory and historical, by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. [2 volumes]

      London : printed for R. Davis ... T. Davies ... L. Davis and C. Reymers ... and J. Dodsley, 1766. 1st Edition. Physical description: 2v. ; 27cm. (4to). Subjects: Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 - Correspondence. Notes: Vols. 3 and 4 of the &#39;Letters&#39; were published in 1768. Intended to accompany: &#39;The works of Jonathan Swift&#39;, London, 1755-79. "Finis" at end of vol. 2. Referenced by: ESTC, T38575. Referenced by: Teerink-Scouten, 87. Very good copies bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt-blocked leather title labels to spines, with raised bands and compartments tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed as with age. Some marginal browning and foxing to prelims and terminal pages. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of Sir John Eden with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown.

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