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        [Utopian Literature] Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum Novam Telluris Theoriam Ac Historiam Quintae Monarchiae Adhuc Nobis Incognitae Exhibens e Bibliotheca B. Abelini

      [n.p.]: Printed By Pelt, Friedrich Christian, Hafinae & Lipsiae, 1766. Early Reprint. Full Leather. Near Fine+. Small 8vo: [10],360pp, with portrait frontispiece, engraved title-page, folding map and six full-page plates engraved by Brühl (the 1741 first edition, published in Copenhagen, contained only 3 three plates in addition to the frontispiece). Contemporary dark brown mottled sheep, elaborately gilded spine sewn on five bands green and tan lettering pieces gilt, red paste-paper end papers, marbled edges. Spine rubbed with some loss of gilt, else an extremely pleasing and collectible copy of this satirical romance in the style of Gulliver's Travels by the father of Danish literature ("Holberg found Denmark with no books, and he wrote a library for her." Encyclopædia Britannica). Internally fine and bright with excellent plate impressions. Hoover 425. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1114. Gove, pp. 303-305; Stammhammer II, p. 171. & Fourth Edition, in Latin. This highly imaginative Swiftian journey to a fifth underground continent went through some 60 editions, was translated into many languages and ranks among the most popular novels of the 18th century. Among utopian works, only Gulliver’s Travels was more popular. According to Lewis (Utopian Literature, p. 92), Niels Klim is the first important fictional use of the astronomer Edmond Haley's theory (suggested in a paper published by the Royal Society in 1692) that the planets form an arrangement of concentric spheres surrounding the sun with openings at the poles through which access to hidden worlds is possible. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Mona Antiqua Restaurata

      London: J Knox, 1766 Large uncut paper copy, 2nd ed, 12 pls, 1 map. In late 19c brown half calf, with marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spine has blind tooling, title in gilt to black leather label. Internally, new cream endpapers, (xi), (5), 357 pp, 12 pls (complete, B&W), [3], includes the errata and advert page, with an additional map of the Island of Anglesey by Jn. Gibson, Lewis Morris tipped in, NO inscriptions, text block edges uncut, some browning to edges. The first edition was printed in Dublin in 1723. (ESTC T139796. Libri Walliae 4525) Rowlands, Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was fluent in Latin and Greek and had a grasp of Hebrew—one section of his Mona is devoted to finding similarities between Hebrew and European, especially Welsh, words. See ODNB. Title continues: 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, containing a comparative table of primitive words, and the derivatives of them in several of the tongues of Europe, with remarks upon them. Together with some letters, and three catalogues.

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

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

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        Le grand Trictrac, ou methode facile pour apprendre sans maitre la marche, les termes, les regles, et une grande partie des finesses de ce jeu, enrichie de 288 planches ou figures, avec les décisions des cas particuliers. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée.

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

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        [Painting from an antique vase]

      [Naples: Francesco Morelli, 1766-1767]. Double-page engraving by Carmine Pignatori, hand-coloured, ample margins. 18 11/16 x 28 1/4 inches. A neo- classical masterpiece from the greatest 18th-century work on the arts of the Ancient World. A very fine image from a work by Hugues d'Hancarville titled Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities... Antiquités Etrusques, Grecques et Romaines. Tirées du Cabinet de M. Hamilton. 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 for £8400, where it became one of 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 cataloguing and drawing of every item. The published work appeared in 1766-1767 and is a triumphant example of graphic art of the highest order: the present image is one of the results. In addition to his duties as ambassador, Hamilton was also renowned as a knowledgeable guide and congenial host to the visiting English Grand Tourists. With infectious enthusiasm he would extol the wonders of Naples and the beauties of arts of the ancient world, inspiring in many of his aristocratic visitors a genuine love of the antique. This new-found enthusiasm, fuelled by images such as the present engraving, found its expression in the new style of neo-classicism and in the collections of antiquities which found their way to many of the stately homes of England. Cf. Blackmer 845; cf. Berlin Katalog 890; cf. Brunet I, 321; cf. Cohen-de Ricci 474; cf. Vinet 1528.

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

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

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        El Devoto Peregrino y Viage de Tierra Santa

      Madrid, en la Imprenta y Librería de Don Antonio Mayoral, 1766. 8vo.; 4 hs., 550 pp. Encuadernación en pergamino de la época.

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        or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in All its Branches; Containing the Various Methods of Cultivating and Improving every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of both the Old and New Husbandry. In which every Thing valuable from the best Writers on this Subject will be extracted, viz. Linnaeus, Chateauvieux, the Marquis of Turbilly, Platt, Evelyn, Worlidge, Mortimer, Tull, Ellis, Miller, Hale, Lisle, Roque, Mills, &c. Together with A Great Variety of new Discoveries and Improvements. Also The Whole Business of Breeding, Managing, and Fattening Cattle of all Kinds; and the most approved Methods of curing the various Diseases to which they are subject. Together with the Method of raising Bees, and of acquiring large Quantities of Wax and Honey, without destroying those laborious Insects. Likewise the useful Parts of Gardening; or those necessary for the Farmer, and Country Gentleman. Illustrated with a great Variety of Folio Copper-Plates, finely engraved; exhibiting all the Instruments used

      By a Society of Gentlemen, Members of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. Engraved allegorical frontis. & 27 engraved plates. [724] pp. Thickish folio, attractive modern calf-backed boards, vellum tips, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed for the Authors, 1766. First edition and scarce. A fine 18th-century agricultural dictionary; the text was reprinted a number of times. It is interesting to note that this was published in 60 weekly parts, each of twelve pages. The fine plates depict farm implements. Fine copy. ❧ Perkins 379. .

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

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

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      1766.. Folds as issued, extra vertical crease left, left margin trimmed close otherwise very good.. 14-1/4” x 17-1/4”- 36.1 x 43.8 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 An interesting map of the world on Mercator’s projection. Compass lines shown in the oceans. World, Mercator’s projection

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        Brauordnung der Stadt Göttingen von 1766

      Woodcut city arms on title. 1 p.l., 102 pp. Small 4to, cont. green boards. [Göttingen]: E.D. Alberti [for the "Bürgermeister und Rath der Stadt Göttingen"], [1766]. The brewing of beer in Germany has been highly regulated since 1156 when Emperor Frederick I gave the city of Augsburg the first city code of law, the "Justitia Civitatis Augustensis." This contained the first secular beer regulation in Germany, in which the emperor decreed that the manufacturing of impure beer would be punished. The famous Reinheitsgebot, issued in 1516, gave the government the tools to regulate the ingredients, processes, and quality of beer sold to the public. Brewing was (and still is, to a degree) a very local industry in Germany with each town having one or more breweries, each producing beers which do not travel far. The present work governs the brewing of beer in Göttingen. Divided into seven parts, the first discusses who has the right to brew beer. The following sections describe the materials which could be used, methods of brewing, employees and their responsibilities, standards of cleanliness, and correct storage and handling. The final pages give prices for various beers and the names, with addresses, of the residents allowed to brew. Fine copy and rare. OCLC locates no copy outside of Germany. .

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        Memoire a consulter et consultation, pour le sieur Duval Dumanoir, & M. Duval d'Espremenil, Avocat du Roi au Chatelet, Heritiers du feu Sieur Duval de Leyrit, Gouverneur de Pondichery. Avec les Lettres que les Sieurs Duval de Leyrit & de Lally se sont ecrites dans l'Inde, pour servir de pieces Justificatives

      Paris; De l'Imprimerie de Michel Lambert: 1766.. Bound with- "Arrest de la Cour de Parlement, qui prive Thomas Artur de Lally..." dated May 6th, 1766 and "Arrest de la Cour de Parlement qui condamme Armand-Antonin-Francois Fretard de Gadeville, & Jacques-Hugues de Chaponnay..." dated May 10th, 1766. A sad chapter in the history of the Seven Years War, ending with the French loss of India and the May 9th, 1766 beheading of General Thomas-Arthur, comte de Lally, [1702-1766]. This volume is the most complete of two collections of records published relating to the loss of French India, compiled from the official records by the heirs of the late French Governor of India. It ranges from the first action in which General Lally's troops were engaged through the withdrawal of the French from India. Lally was the son of an Irish Jacobite and a French noblewoman who joined the French army while still in his teens. In 1744 he was put in command of the "Irish Brigade" at Fontenoy, and was awarded a field promotion to brigadier. Following several more years of distinguished service, in 1756, General Lally was given command of the French expedition to India at the outbreak of the Seven Years War. It would have been better had he stayed home. Lally reached Pondicherry, the capitol of French India, in 1758. Following initial successes he met a series of defeats and setbacks, including a failed siege at Madras. Capable as a soldier but proud and disdainful as a man, Lally was roundly disliked by his men and officers, as well as the local Indian citizenry, a situation which cannot have helped the military campaign. The end came when he retreated to Pondicherry, was besieged there by a British army, and finally surrendered the city, and French presence in India, in 1761. The stage was set for almost two centuries of English rule in India, and General Lally was shipped back to England as a prisoner of war. Again, it would have been better had he stayed put. France had just lost the entirety of India, a scapegoat was needed, and Lally didn't have enough friends at court to avoid being charged with treason. A more moderate man would have stayed put, safe in England, but Lally demanded to be paroled so that he could return to France and defend himself. The resulting trial reached its predictable end after almost two years and on May 6th, 1766, Lally was sentenced to be beheaded, a sentence which was carried out three days later, on May 9th. Bound at the end of this copy are two very rare pamphlets- the official text of the Court's condemnation of Lally, dated 6 May, 1766, annd a four page official act of the courts levying fines against some officers in General Lally's regiment, dated May 10th, 1766, the day after the General was beheaded. A scarce book -no copy appears in the US auction records in the past 25 years. 7.75"x10", viii +579 + 8 + 4 pages. In a nice period binding of full mottled calf, with a gilt decorated spine featuring floral motifs. Marbled pastedowns but this copy has evidently had the matching endsheets removed. Some light cover wear, the outer hinges are split and the hinges themselves are a bit tender.

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        Trattato teorico-pratico di prospettiva.

      Lelio della Volpe,, Bologna, 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". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books

      1766. Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1766, 1767, 1768, 1769. Four volumes. Volume II has copperplate "Table of Consanguinity" and fold-out "Table of Descents." Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Recent morocco, raised bands and gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Negligible shelfwear, light toning to text, faint dampspotting in places, upper corners of pp. 217-222 of Volume II lacking with minor loss to text. (We can supply these leaves in facsimile). Early owner signature to head of Volume III title page, illegible due to trimming, copious contemporary annotations in fine hand throughout Volume I, later signature (of H.L. Bradford Lawrence) to front free endpaper. * First edition of Volumes III and IV, second edition of Volumes I and II. The most influential publication in the history of modern Anglo-American law, the Commentaries on the Laws of England is based on a course of lectures delivered at Oxford University. Because they were not intended for aspiring practitioners, they described general principles rather than practical specifics. Sensitive to the systematizing trends of the day and the prestige of the natural sciences, he described the common law as an intricate, well-designed system akin to Newton's mechanistic universe. Written in an eighteenth-century hand, the annotations to Volume I are quite interesting, some are glosses, others expand upon or dispute Blackstone's points. The first editions of Volumes I and II were published in 1765 and 1766. By the time Volume III was published in 1768 the first two volumes had already been re-published in their second edition. Due to this publication history there are many so-called "mixed" editions today. Volumes III and IV were later revised, along with the first two volumes, for the fourth edition, 1770. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection at Yale University 2.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford - The Clarendon Press, 1766 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition of William Blackstone's treatise Commentaries on the Laws of England with some tables including one that folds out to volume two. Sir William Blackstone KC SL (1723 - 1780) was an English jurist, judge and Tory politician of the eighteenth century. He is most noted for writing the Commentaries on the Laws of England. Second edition. Two volumes of four. The Commentaries on the Laws of England are an influential 18th-century treatise on the common law of England, originally published by the Clarendon Press at Oxford, 17651769. The work is divided into four volumes, on the rights of persons, the rights of things, of private wrongs and of public wrongs. Long regarded as the leading work on the development of English law and played a role in the development of the American legal system. They were in fact the first methodical treatise on the common law suitable for a lay readership since at least the Middle Ages. The common law of England has relied on precedent more than statute and codifications and has been far less amenable than the civil law, developed from the Roman law, to the needs of a treatise. The Commentaries were influential largely because they were in fact readable, and because they met a need. The work is as much an apologia for the legal system of the time as it is an explanation; even when the law was obscure, Blackstone sought to make it seem rational, just, and inevitable that things should be how they were. Condition:.

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        Nouvelle Encyclopédie Portative Ou Tableau Général des Connoissances Humaines; 2 TOMES TWO VOLUMES; TOME I, TOME II

      Paris: Vincent, 1766. Ouvrage Recueilli Des Meilleurs Auteurs, Dans Lequel on Entreprend De Donner Une Idee Exacte Des Sciences Les Plus Utiles, De Les Mettre a La Portee Du Plus Grand Nombre Des Lecteurs. Avec approbation, et privilege du roi. Two volume (complete) set in red leather (calf) with gilt margins and gilt lines and titles on spines. Pages have blue speckled edges and books have blue ribbon bookmarks (one is detached). Volume 1 has a preface of 96 pages (xcvi) followed by 477 pages, volume 2 has 590 pages. Spines are faded and there are a few small marks on the covers. Minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners. The back free endpaper of volume I has a large corner chip, while p81/82 has a 1cm brown spot in the margin. Volume II has a closed tear in the margin of p45. Bindings are tight, pages are clean. Wonderful condition. FRENCH language. Volume 1 deals with science. Part 1 has animal and plant kingdoms (Linnaeus and Tournefort), chemistry (minerals), astronomy (including comets, but planets only go out to Saturn), geography (very eurocentric, America is described in terms of the various European countries which had laid claim to it), mankind's use of animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms. Part 2 of volume 1 deals with maths and physics, and includes a foldout sheet of geometry. The next sections deal with time and with theological philosophy. Volume 2 covers the humanities, with a foldout musical score. Topics include art, fiction, poetry, music, architecture, human laws and morals, history, and, finally, the Bible (Des Juiss et de la Revelation). Fascinating attempt to cover the sum of human knowledge in the eighteenth century..... Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      1766.. Folds as issued light offsetting to Atlantic Ocean else very good. . 13-1/4? x 16-1/2?- 33.6 x 41.9 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 Western Africa from the Canary Island to Gabon. Much topographical information is provided such as ?Rocks or Tagaza from whence they carry Salt in caravans to Morocco and Tombut? and areas showing wells and deserts. Many tribes are named. Africa, West Africa, Ivory Coast, Nigeria

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        The castle of Otranto, a Gothic story

      printed for William Bathoe in the Strand, London: printed for William Bathoe in the Strand,& , M.DCC.LXVI. [1766]. Full Calf. Near Fine+. 8vo: xxiv, 200pp. Beautifully rebound by Fitterer in period style, with chestnut calf spine in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt, hand-marbled paper-covered boards, end papers renewed. A Fine binding, text block Near Fine, lightly spotted and moderately browned, first few leaves washed and so whiter then the rest. Hazen, Walpole, p.55. Gordon, Landmarks in English Literature, p. 15. PMM 211. The Third Edition (so stated), published one year after Bathoe’s first. After Bathoe's death, in 1768, the sheets of this edition were taken over by John Murray and reissued with a cancel title page marked Third Edition and dated 1769. (Hazen) "On Christmas Eve 1764, a small book appeared in London with the title: 'The Castle of Otranto, A Story, translated by William Marshall, Gent. From the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto.' The Preface explained that the book, which had been printed in black letter at Naples in 1529, had been found 'in the library of an ancient catholic family in the north of England'. . . . This much was obfuscation, though of an interesting kind, since the story was actually written by Horace Walpole, the aristocratic son of Sir Robert Walpole, the political superman of the early eighteenth century, and on his own account an antiquary, art historian and letter-writer. When the work was republished a year later it was still anonymous, but some initials to the accompanying sonnet gave away the author's identity. In the Preface to the second edition, in which the explanation 'A Gothic Story' is added to the title page, Walpole . . . explains the story as an attempt to blend the ancient style of romance, where 'all was imagination and improbability,' with the modern style in which 'nature is always intended to be […] copied with success.' . . . Overblown, outrageous, cheerfully unstable and in some ways silly as it is, Otranto was hugely innovative and influential, and remains an indispensable document in the history of the gothic and of proto-romantic literature." (The Literary Encyclopedia) "'The Castle of Otranto,' wrote Sir Walter Scott, 'is remarkable not only for the wild interest of the story, but as the first modern attempt to found a tale of amusing fiction upon the basis of the ancient romances of chivalry.' . . . Its influence on Poe is manifest, and it has survived in such novels as Bram Stoker's Dracula and in modern mystery stories and horror films." (PMM) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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." .

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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.

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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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