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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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        THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD: A TALE. SUPPOSED TO BE WRITTEN BY HIMSELF

      Salisbury: Printed by B. Collins for F. Newbery 1766. 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'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 'husband' in the first line of I:15, the misspelling 'Waekcfield' 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's behalf. The delay has been ascribed, variously, to Goldsmith's revisions, or to the publishers' 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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        TRAITE' DES DELITS ET DES PEINES. AVEC DES ADDITIONS DE L'AUTEUR QUI N'ONT PAS ENCORE PARU EN ITALIEN.

      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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        INDEX LIBRORUM PROHIBITORUM... VENETIIS, EX TYPOGR. COLUMBANIANE. 1766 1766

      VENETIIS, EX TYPOGR. COLUMBANIANE. 1766... CUM REGULIS CONFECTIS PER PATRES A TRIDENTINA SYNODO DELECTOS... INSTRUCTIONE ADJECTA DE EXQUENDAE PROHIBITIONIS, DEQUE SINCERE EMENDANDI, ET IMPRIMENDI LIBROS, RATIONE. EDITIO SECUNDA AD EXSEMPLAR PRIMAE MORETTIANE ANNO 1596. IN- 8° GRANDE, PERGAMENA COEVA. VIII, 202 PP., 1 F. BIANCO. BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE DI QUESTA RARA EDIZIONE SCONOSCIUTA AL PETZHOLDT, CHE CITA SOLTANTO QUELLA SUCESSIVA.

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        Miscellanea.

      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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        EHON SAGASHIGUSA [ONNA BUYU^ YOSO-OI KURABE]

      1766. Fine. [EHON] Tsukioka Settei. EHON SAGASHIGUSA [ONNA BUYU YOSO-OI KURABE]. Edo: Suharaya Mohei & Osaka: Ono Kihei, Meiwa 3 [1766]. 3 vols in one, string- bound Japanese-style in later covers with brushed title label. 26.8 X 18.4 cm, appears to be complete as gappon. Settei here signs himself Tsukioka Masanobu. One of the finest and most powerful of the mid-18th century ukiyo-e masters. The line is virile, the compositions daring - a thoroughly satisfying work - BUT, though it has been repaired, many of the illustrations (at least a fifth of them) have been irremedially damaged. The first printing was issued in Horeki 6 [1757], but this issue is also every well printed. Very scarce work - few copies are located in KSSM.

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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!).

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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.

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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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        Trattato teorico-pratico di prospettiva di Eustachio Zanotti

      Bologna: Lelio dalla Volpe, 1766. * DSB XIV.589; Riccardi II.654-5: &#147;raro e pregiato&#148; (erroneously calls for only 10 plates); Cicognara 874; Gamba 2508; Vagnetti, pp. 456-57. First edition and internally a fine, untrimmed copy of this general treatise on perspective by the astronomer and mathematician Eustachio Zanotti. &#147;Eustachio Zanotti&#146;s treatise, as would be expected from a scientist of his quality, provides an analytical treatment of the mathematics of perspective at a highly professional level... He is aware that the science of geometrical perspective cannot be regarded as a precise matching of visual experience, and he recommends the avoidance of doctrinaire effects of foreshortening in large scale schemes to be viewed from various angles, but his ultimate recommendation is that the painter can best evoke reality by following the established rules with care and consistency&#148; (Kemp, Science of Art, 141-42).Zanotti (1709-1782) was the son of the painter and Academician Giampietro Zanotti, and a member of the circle of highly cultivated Newtonian scientists working in northern Italy centering around Francesco Algarotti. Professor of astronomy at the University of Bologna, he discovered a number of comets, was a pioneer in the study of variable stars, and wrote a classic work on hydraulics. The treatise on perspective was reprinted in 1825.

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        The Sugar-Cane: A Poem. In Four Books, With Notes.

      Dublin: Printed by William Sleater, on Cork-Hill., 1766. Half title and frontispiece + ix + 180pp. 1st Irish ed., fine in original full calf with new spine. A couple of small h/s's for Belvedere College Dublin on half title and Preface page and some light tone spotting. The author went to St Kitts in 1759 as a practising physician. A most attractive copy of this rare work.

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        A Treatise on Agriculture, Intitled the Yorkshire Farmer. In two volumes. This treatise explains and exemplifies in a simple and demonstrative manner, the several useful methods of husbandry, and of reclaiming bog and mountain, with tables of loss and gain, annexed to each crop. Also a monthly kalendar of works to be done, as they come in season throughout the year, to which is added, the different state of the English and Irish Farmer, with tables annexed, shewing the advantages of tillage, and how destructive grazing is to the poor, and to the improvement and trade of Ireland, &c. &c. never before made public. With several cuts of machines, tools, &c. Likewise here is humbly offered to the legislature, and friends of Ireland, a scheme for maintaining the poor thereof... By Charles Varley.

      Dublin: Printed for the author, by Alex. M&apos;Culloh, 1766.. xv, [7], 255, [5]; [2], 260, [4]pp., 5 wood-engraved plates (of which 3 are large folding, one with a light waterstain to upper portion, one with a closed tear), 3 folding tables, title of vol. II has paper flaw to inner blank margin, cont. engraved armorial bookplate of Thomas Rochfort to each volume, cont. calf, green morocco title labels to spine, joints lightly cracked, otherwise a nice set.Charles Varlo (1725? - 1795?), Yorkshire born, but from about 1750 he farmed extensively in Ireland where he invented a new type of plough known as the &apos;Yorkshire or Rotherham Plough&apos;. He returned to England in 1760 "on account of the lifting of the embargo on the export of Irish cattle to England. His cattle, however, were slaughtered by the mob in Dublin, which disapproved of this step. He was compensated by the Government and began grazing in England." (Aslin). He later went onto farm in America.This, his first published work, is chiefly concerned with the cultivation of corn and flax. A preliminary volume was published at Dublin in 1765, followed by this first complete two volume edition, both are equally rare. Fussell II, p. 90-1; Perkins, 1815 (1765 edition); Aslin, p. 134.

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        Bishop Burnet&#39;s History of his own time : from the restoration of K. Charles II. to the conclusion of the Treaty of Peace at Utrecht, in the reign of Queen Anne ; to which is prefixed a summary recapitulation of affairs in church and state, from King James I. to the restoration in the year 1660 / together with the author&#39;s life and some explanatory notes by the editor, his son... the whole revised and corrected by him, in four volu

      London : Printed for T. Davies, 1766. 3rd Edition. Physical description. : 4 v. : port ; 21 cm. Subject: Burnet, Gilbert, 1643-1715. Great Britain - History - 1689-1714. Great Britain - History - Restoration, 1660-1688. Very good copy in the original full aniline calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-cased with the title blocked direct in gilt. Gilt cross-bands / raised bands. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        A lapse of human souls in a state of pre-existence, the only original sin, and the ground work of the Gospel dispensation

      J. Dodsley ... B. Whiston and T. White ... and G. Kearsly London: J. Dodsley ... B. Whiston and T. White ... and G. Kearsly. 1766. First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, [1], 8-189; engraved vignette of an eagle feeding her young on title-p., 6-line errata on verso of title-p., but without the extra errata slip pasted in at the back of some copies, 6 small ink corrections in the text (authorial?); a stunning binding (presentation?) of full red goatskin, elaborate gilt filigree borders on covers, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, green morocco label in 1, gilt rolled edges and turn-ins, a.e.g., green silk bookmarker; bookplate of the Fintray House library; fine copy. Capel Berrow (1715-1782), was a divine whose work "was a farrago of ill-digested learning" (DNB). This is his last and best book. Samuel Johnson was one of the subscribers to his collected Theological Dissertations, 1782.

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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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        Ova avium plurimarum ad naturalem magnitudinem delineata et genuinis coloribus picta. Sammlung verschedener Vögel Eyer in natürlicher Grösse ut mit lebendigen Farben geschildert und beschreiben.

      Leipzig, Köningsberg und Mietau, Johann Jacob Kanter, 1766. 36 p. + 21 engraved plates with 145 hand-coloured figures of eggs. Uncut. Binding in mocca.. Parallell text in Latin and German

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        LA SECCHIA RAPITA. Poema eroicomico.

      In-8 p. (mm. 226x140), 2 voll. con due belle ma diverse legat. in p. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con ricca decoraz. e tit. oro, pp.num. (2),CVIII,128; (2),239; due frontespizi incisi, una antiporta incisa da Jacques Le Roy su disegno di Gravelot con l'allegoria della poesia eroicomica; una testata con ritratto dell?A. in ovale; 12 testate con l?argomento e 12 culs-de-lampe (di Marillier, Huet, Quevedo) e con 12 superbe tavv. f.t. disegnate da Gravelot, inc. in rame da Pasquier, Le Roy, Simonet, Duclos, ecc. L?opera è introdotta da: una ?vita? dell?A. scritta da Lodovico Antonio Muratori - Riflessioni di Pietro Perrault sopra il poema - Prefazione dell?A., sotto il nome Accademico di Bisquadro. Cfr. Cohen, p. 980 - Lewine, p. 528 - Gamba, 2097: "..Tra le moderne.. le più splendide per lusso tipografico sono un'edizione di Parigi, Prault, 1766..? - Benezit,VI, p. 393: ?Les dessins de Gravelot (1699-1773) sont remarquables pour leur finesse, leur esprit et la perfection de leur exécution?. Edizione magnificamente illustrata. Nel ns. esempl. il vol. I è in ottimo stato; il secondo con qualche lieve traccia d?uso, altrim. ben conservato.

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        Trials per Pais: Or, The Law of England concerning Juries by Nisi Prius . . . With a Compleat Treatise of The Law of Evidence . . . Very Useful . . . for all Lawyers, Attornies, and other Practisers, especially at the Assizes. Eighth Edition. Two Volumes

      The first substantial treatise on the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly popular and published for over a century, with Duncombe's earlier published observations on trials in capital cases appended; one copy only in the UK. Modern black cloth, gilt, some light browning, but a sound set. Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan . . . for T. Waller [etc.], London, 1766.

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        Apocalypsis revelata in qua deteguntur arcana quæ ibi prædicta sunt, et hactenus recondita latuerunt.

      Amsterdam, 1766. 4:o. 159,158-629 s. Trevligt samtida engelskt skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, rödbrun titeletikett och rödstänkta snitt samt blindpressad dekor på pärmkanterna. Pärmarna med spegeldekor med ljusa och mörkare infärgade fält inramade i guld. Ryggen ngt blekt och torr. Främre ytterfals sprucken allra överst. Pärmskinnet avskavt på ett par ställen och med en mindre mörk fläck mot främre ytterkant. En liten tryckt bokannons inklistrad på försättsbladets baksida. Ren inlaga med fuktränder som uppträder av och till i marginalerna. En rostfläck på s. 277-78. Ett ark felbundet. Marginalerna mot slutet kraftigt brunfärgade av den bakre pärmen. Bra ex. från Ericsberg.. Hyde Bibliography of Swedenborg's works 2195, där det även framhålles att samma "slip" som i detta exemplar även är inklistrad i det exemplar som finns i Swedenborg societys bibliotek. I vuxen ålder och mot slutet av sitt liv var Swedenborg upptagen med uttolkningen av Uppenbarelsebokens budskap. Han tolkade det som att den yttersta domen och Uppenbarelsebokens tal om en ny himmel och en ny jord var ett skeende i den andliga och inte den fysiska världen och att den inträffat 1757. Sina tankar om detta redovisade han i föreliggande arbete. Swedenborg finns avporträtterad av Per Krafft hållandes manuskriptet till "Apocalypsis revelata"

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        Relation des avantures arrivées a quatre matelots russes, jettés par une tempête près de l'Isle deserte d'Ost-Spitzbergen, sur laquelle ils ont passé six ans & trois mois. On y parle par occasion, de diverses coûtumes établies en Russie, & de choses qui ont rapport à la Religion du pays. Par Mr. P. L. Le.Roy, Professeur d'Histoire, & Membre de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St. Petersbourg.

      1766. U. st. Liten 8vo. Eldre helskinnsbind. Rebacked. 70 s. No place. Small 8vo. Older full calf. Rebacked. 70 pp.. Meget sjelden. Tittelbladet noe slitt. Very scarce. Titlepage a bit worn

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

      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's enormous talent as a cartographer. Japan, whose rulers were known to be especially unwelcoming to foreign explorers, is not well understood, such that its large northernmost island, Hokkaido, does not appear at all on the map. It is perhaps Bellin's depiction of North America that is most intriguing. It shows how Bering and Chirikov touched on various points of the Aleutians and sighted Mount St. Elias, the 18,000 ft. peak located near the top of the Alaska panhandle. The Pacific northwest immediately south of that point is entirely conjectural noting apocryphal discoveries such as the 'River of the King's' encountered by the Spanish Admiral de Fuente in 1640, and the Strait of Juan De Fuca, discovered in 1592. Although the latter body of water does exist, it was probably first encountered by Europeans in the 1770s. Bellin does, however, note Sir Francis Drake's actual discovery of 'Nouvelle Albion' (northern California) in 1578. The map optimistically shows a land route across the continent to the Pacific, decades before any such endeavor was embarked upon. The mapping of the heart of North America is also most curious, as it shows the Red River system, which in reality flows towards Hudson's Bay, as being connected to the Mississippi Basin. The map is elegantly traversed by rhumb lines and the composition is completed by an exquisite rococo title cartouche. This map was part of the l'Hydrographie Française, a great sea atlas, published by Bellin in two volumes from 1755 to 1766. This was one of the finest works of the prolific Bellin, the "Hydrographer to the King", who was so highly regarded that the British (who were almost always at war with France) made him a member of their Royal Society. Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada IV:1125, plate 879; Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America, 610

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        Hesychiou Lexikon. Hesychii Lexicon, cum notis doctorum virorum integris, vel editis antehac, nunc auctis & emendatis, Hadr. Junii, Henr. Stephani, Jos. Scaligeri etc., vel ineditis Henr. Valesii, Dan. Heinsii, Phil. Jac. Maussaci etc., in primis Ludolphi Kusteri, Tiber. Hemsterhusii etc., praeter selectas Jo. Jensii, Dan. Wilh. Trilleri etc., ex autographis partim recensuit, partim nunc primum edidit, suasque animadversiones perpetuas adjecit Joannes Alberti cum ejusdem prolegomenis, et adparatu hesychiano

      Apud Samuelem Luchtmans et Filium Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden) Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, et Filium 1746-1766fair Large folio. 2 volumes. Ex Libris "Herbert Wilson Greene", signature of same in both vols. on free front endpaper, date 1889. [10], xl, [76], engraved frontispiece of Johannes Alberti "F. Decker, pinx - 1742. Exudit Samuel Luchtmans. I. Houbraken sculps -1745", 1758 columns; [4], xiii, 1604 columns, [44] index. Vol. II has imprint Apud Samuelem et Johannem Luchtmans was edited by David Ruhnkenius. Title pages printed in red and black. Greek text printed in double columns with footnotes in Latin. Original vellum with blind-embossed ornamental cartouche. Hysechius of Alexanfria was, a 5th century grammarian, compiled the richest lexicon of unusual and obscure Greek words that has survived. Boards almost detached, crudely held in place with maroon binders tape. Age wear and staining on binding. Some browing and foxing in margins throughout. Binding in poor, interior in overall very good condition.

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        Voyages and travels in the Levant; in the years 1749, 50, 51, 52 containing observations i natural history, physick, agriculture, and commerce: particularly on the Holy Land, and the natural history of the scriptures.

      Written originally in the Swedish language, by the late Frederick Hasselquist. Published, by order of her present majesty the queen of Sweden, by Charles Linnæus. London, printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1766. 8:o. (4),VIII,(4),267,(1 blank),273-307,380-456 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta. Renoverat samtida marmorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, knappt urskiljbar titeletikett och rödstänkta snitt. Smala guldornerade pärmbårder och blindpressningar på pärmkanterna. Ryggen hårt nött och flagig. Inlagan har några småfläckar på sina håll, men är genomgående i bra skick. Sista bladet och eftersättsbladet har ett mindre nagg i nedre marginalen. Med en samtida anteckning på försättsbladet.. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 3582. Cox A reference guide to travel literature I:230. Pritzel Thesaurus of botanical literature 3841, noten. Företalet är skrivet av utgivaren Linné. Hasselquists naturaliesamlingar och arabiska manuskript förvärvades av Lovisa Ulrika till Drottningholmssamlingarna efter att han dött av tuberkulos i Smyrna 1752, endast 30 år gammal. Arbetet är en av de första naturalhistoriska beskrivningarna över Palestina och översattes till tyska 1766, franska 1768 och 1769 och holländska 1771. I ett inledande företal sägs att arbetet är översatt av en "gentleman" som spenderat tid i Sverige, varit lärjunge till Linné och ej engelsman till börden. På sidan 297 har denna anonyma översättare i en fotnot omnämnt ett brev som Linné skrivit till John Ellis 1765

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