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        Letters, written by the late Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick'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 'Letters' were published in 1768. Intended to accompany: 'The works of Jonathan Swift', 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: “raro e pregiato” (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. “Eustachio Zanotti’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” (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'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 'Yorkshire or Rotherham Plough'. 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'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'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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      Printed by B. Collins for F. Newbery Salisbury: Printed by B. Collins, for F. Newbery, 1766. FIRST EDITION, variant B.. The Extremely Fine Terry-Mills-Benz Copy Of Goldsmith's Masterpiece 171 x 108 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4").Two volumes, with the terminal blank in volume I. 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'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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        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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        Fortgesetzter Wappen-Calender auf das Jahr 1766.

      oder jährliches Handbuch der neuesten Genealogie und Heraldik worinnen aller jetezigen Europäischen Potentaten Stammtafeln und Wappen mit einer richtigen Beschreibund der Wappen befindlich sind. welchem Herrn Johann Chrisoph Gatterer der Geschichte ordentlich Lehrers zu Göttingen, Abriss der Heraldik oder Wappenkunde und die dessen Erläuterung dienende Kupfertafeln, zum Nutzen der studierende Jugend beygefügt worden. Nürnberg, Raspischen Handlung, 1766. 8vo. engr. front,+ (2) pp,+ 135 ll,+ (2),+ 133-188,+ 68,+ (16) pp.+ 10 engr. plats, of which 8 folding. With over 130 engravings in pagination, mostly full page. Somewhat worn contemporary marbled paper boards, spine gild with red label, green marbled edges. From the library of Adam Lewenhaupt, Olof Östergren and Bengt Olof Kälde, with their respectively book plates and owner's signatures

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        Veduta della Cascata di Tivoli.

      Radierung. Bildformat: 47 x 70 cm, mit doppelter Einfassungslinie. Blattformat: Ca. 53,3 x 78,5 cm. Zweiter Abzug. - Aus: "Vedute di Roma, Bd. I". Titel unten rechts im Bild, signiert "Eques Piranesius del sculp 1766". - Hind 75/II (von V) ; Focillon (ed. 1963), Nr. 779 (62). Hind nennt als Erscheinungsdatum 1765. Der Titel "Ritter" wurde Piranesi 1767 verliehen, man vermutet, dass er ihn hier auf dieses früher erschienene Blatt hinzugefügt habe. - Kontrastreicher Arbdruck. Randeinriss unten, Ränder etwas angestaubt, im linken Rand Spuren der früheren Heftung, verwischte Stelle in der Figur des Fischers unten.

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        3 works by Euler: Nouvelle Méthode d'Éliminer les Quantités inconnues des Equations. - Recherches sur les Microscopes a´Trois Verres et les Moyens de les Perfectionner. - Sur L'Avantage du Banquier au Jeu du Pharaon.

      (Berlin, Haude et Spener, 1766). 4to. No wrappers, as issued in "Mémoires de l'Academie Royale des Sciences et Belles Lettres", tome XX, pp. 91-164 (91-116;117-143;144-164). 1 engraved plate ( belonging to "Microscope..."). 3 first editions by Euler in algebra, in optics and in the theory of chance - in this last paper he discusses the so-called St. Petersburg paradox, the Game Pharon

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        Satyrische und ernsthafte Schriften.

      8 Bände. Mit 8 gest. Titelvignetten und 13 Kupfertafeln von J. Bullinger und S. Gessner. Marmorierter HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Teerink 101; Bürger 15; Weller, Druckorte 90; Hayn-Got. VII, 497; Rümann 1129. Übersetzt . - Erste deutsche Gesamtausgabe, übersetzt von dem Schweizer Diakon und Aufklärer Johann Heinrich Waser (1713-1777), unter dem Pseudonym Joseph von Breitenfels. Mit dem häufig fehlenden Anhang Predigten, religiöse und kirchenpolitische Abhandlungen aus den Jahren 1708 bis 1734 in Bd. 3. - Einbände etwas beschabt, Leder tls. etwas brüchig. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig oder schwach bräunlich. Spiegel mit Besitzvermerk, einzelne Titel gestempelt oder mit Besitzvermerk.

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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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