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        Elemens de Musique Theorique et Pratique, suivant les Principes de M. Rameau…

      Chez Jean-Marie Bruyset,, Lyon: 1766 - 8vo, period mottled calf, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers, 10 folding engraved plates, [4[, xxxvi, 236, [4] pp. Some wear to binding, marginal dampstains to plates at rear, slight aging; otherwise very good or better. Jean le Rond D' Alembert (1717-1783) was born in Paris and was a noted mathematician of the 18th century. His first work on integral calculus was published around 1738, and attracted the attention of the French Academy. Most of his mathematical works were published between 1743-1754. In the late 1740s he seems to have also taken up music theory. The current work is considered an important title on this subject, and is illustrated with 10 engraved plates of music. maths.tcd. # [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de 33 pièces (31 imprimées et 2 manuscrites) du procès en réhabilitation de Thomas Arthur de Lally-Tollendal, reliées à l'époque en cinq volumes.

      (Paris, Rouen, Dijon, 1766-1783). ____ Thomas Arthur de Lally-Tollendal avait été décapité en 1766 pour trahison, alors que, Lieutenant Général des Établissements Français de l'Inde, il avait capitulé devant les Anglais à Pondichéry en 1761. Voltaire prit sa défense dans son "Précis du Siècle de Louis XIV" (1768), puis dans ses "Fragments sur l'Inde" (1774). Cette affaire contribua au discrédit de la monarchie en France. Le fils de Lally-Tollendal, obtint en 1778 la cassation de l'arrêt du parlement, mais l'affaire, renvoyée devant les parlements de Rouen et de Dijon, se conclut en 1783 par une confirmation de la condamnation. Outre les plaidoyers rédigés par Trophime-Gérard de Lally-Tollendal, on trouve dans ce recueil ceux de Jean-Jacques Duval d'Eprémesnil, avocat au Châtelet de Paris, qui s'opposa à la procédure de réhabilitation. Son oncle, Georges Duval de Leyri avait accusé Lally-Tollendal, d'avoir livré Pondichéry aux Anglais contre de l'argent . Une des pièces de ce recueil n'apparaît pas au catalogue de la BNF. Les deux pièces manuscrites sont très certainement inédites. Sur l'une on lit, "elle m'a été communiquée par un avocat de Dijon. G." Le nom de celui qui a rassemblé et fait relié ce recueil est écrit sur les dernières pièces : Genreau. Bel exemplaire. CONTENU : 1er volume : - Mémoire produit au conseil d'Etat du roi par Trophime-Gérard, comte de Lally-Tolendal, capitaine de cavalerie au régiment des cuirassiers, dans l'instance en cassation de l'arrêt du 6 mai 1766, qui a condamné à mort le feu comte de Lally, son père,... et signifié pour défense à M. le procureur général du parlement de Normandie, dans l'instance renvoyée en cette cour par l'arrêt du conseil qui a prononcé la cassation... Rouen, veuve Besongne et fils, 1779. 343 pp. - Seconde partie. 422 pp., 3 tabl. dépl. - Troisième partie. 108 pp. 2e volume : - Mémoire pour le comte de Lally, lieutenant général des armées du roi,... commissaire du roi et commandant en chef dans l'Inde, contre M. le procureur général. [Texte imprimé] / (Signé : Aubry.) Paris : imp. de G. Desprez, 1766. (4), 726 pp. - Pièces justificatives. [137 pièces, la première étant : Pouvoir du Lieutenant-Général au Comte de Lally pour commander les troupes qui passeront dans l'Inde]. 138, 118 pp., 1 tabl. dépl. 3e volume : - Mémoire à consulter et consultation pour le sieur de Bussy,... au sujet du mémoire que le sieur de Lally,... vient de répandre dans le public ; avec les lettres que les sieurs de Bussy et de Lally se sont écrites dans l'Inde, pour servir de pièces justificatives. Paris : imp. de M. Lambert, 1766. IV, 69, (3), 258 pp. - Mémoire a consulter et consultation, pour le sieur Duval Dumanoir, & M. Duval d'Espremenil, avocat du roi au Châtelet, héritiers du feu sieur Duval de Leyrit, gouverneur de Pondichéry : avec les lettres que les sieurs Duval de Leyrit & de Lally se sont écrites dans l'Inde, pour servir de pièces justificatives. Paris, Michel Lambert, 1766. VIII, 579 pp. - Arrest de la cour du Parlement qui prive Thomas Artur de Lally. de ses etats, honneurs & dignités, & le condamne à avoir la tête tranchée en place de Greve, pour avoir trahi les intérêts du roi, de son etat, & de la Compagnie des Indes, & pour abus d'autorité, exactions & vexations : extrait des registres du Parlement, du six mai 1766. Paris, Simon, 1766. 22 pp. 4e volume : - Plaidoyer du comte de Lally-Tolendal,... curateur à la mémoire de feu comte de Lally, son père, contre M. Duval d'Eprémesnil,... neveu par son père du feu sieur Duval de Leyrit. Rouen, Vve Besongne, 1780. 314 pp. - Réclamation faite à l'audience du 19 avril 1780, par le comte de Lally-Tolendal, curateur à la mémoire du feu comte de Lally, son père,... contre M. Duval d'Eprémesnil,... neveu par son père du feu sieur Duval de Leyrit. Rouen, Vve Besongne, 1780. 16 pp. - Arrêt du conseil d'Etat privé du roi, qui casse les huit arrêts du parlement de Rouen, des 11 août 1779, 8, 10 et 15 mars, 19 et 24 avril, et 12 mai 1780, et généralement toute la procédure relative soit à l'intervention du sieur Duval d'Epréménil, soit à la reprise d'instance de la comtesse d'Aché, dans le procès criminel du feu comte de Lally et autres parties, évoque ledit procès criminel, attribué au parlement de Rouen,... et le renvoie au parlement de Dijon,... sur les requêtes y insérées du comte de Lally-Tolendal, curateur à la mémoire du feu comte de Lally, son père, du sieur Alen de Saint-Wolston,... et du sieur de Poully,... (31 juillet 1780.) Paris, Valade, 1781. 142 pp. - Réponse du comte de Lally-Tolendal au dernier libelle du sieur Duval d'Eprémesnil. 1781. 24 pp. - Réflexions préliminaires sur le troisième mémoire de M. Duval d'Eprémesnil à Dijon. 11 pp. (Dijon, Frantin, 1782). - Discours du Comte de Lally-Tolendal dans l'interrogatoire qu'il a prêté au parlement de Dijon, en qualité de curateur à la mémoire du Cte de Lally son père, le samedi 16 août 1783 Dijon, Frantin, 1783. 26 pp. - [Manuscrit] Copie de la lettre écrite au Roi par M. de Lally-Tollendal le 28 août 1783. = elle m'a été communiquée par un avocat de Dijon. G. 6 pp. - Arrêt de la cour de parlement, qui condamne Armand-Antonin-François Fretard de Gadeville et Jacques-Hugues de Chaponnay au blâme et en cent livres d'amende chacun envers le roi, et Jacques Pouly à être admonesté et en trois livres d'aumône, sur les accusations desquels il avait été sursis à faire droit jusqu'après l'exécution de Thomas-Artur de Lally, par arrêt du 6 du présent mois. Extrait des registres du parlement, du 10 mai 1766. (Paris, Simon, 1766). 4 pp. - Mémoire pour le Chevalier de Chaponnay. Rouen, Vve Besongne, 1779. 22 pp. - Addition au mémoire pour le Chevalier de Chaponnay. Rouen, Vve Besongne, 1783. 15 pp. 5e volume : - Premier plaidoyer de M. d'Eprémesnil, conseiller au parlement de Paris, neveu de M. de Leyrit, contre le sieur de Lally-Tolendal, curateur à la mémoire du feu comte de Lally. (Rouen, Oursel, 1780). (2), 61 pp. - Second plaidoyer de M. d'Éprémesnil,... en réplique à la réponse non imprimée ni signifiée du sieur de Lally-Tolendal. (Rouen, Oursel, 1780). 339, (1) pp. - Extrait du second plaidoyer de M. d'Éprémesnil... en réplique à la réponse non imprimée ni signifiée du Sr de Lally-Tolendal. (Paris, Lottin l'aîné, 1780). 36, (4) pp. - Précis des moyens de droit pour M. d'Éprémesnil contre le sieur de Lally-Tolendal et autres parties. (Rouen : impr. de L. Oursel, 1780). 16 pp. - L'Intervention de M. d'Éprémesnil réduite à sept raisonnements. (Paris, Lottin l'aîné, 1780). 20 pp. - Mémoire de M. d'Éprémesnil, contenant déclaration au sujet de la distribution clandestine de la requête en cassation du Sr Tolendal [2 juin 1781]. Paris : Lottin l'aîné, 1781. 4 pp. - Arrest de la cour du parlement qui supprime un imprimé, ayant pour titre : Réponse du comte de Lally-Tolendal, &c. comme contraire aux réglemens de la librairie. (Paris, Simon, 1781). 3 pp. - Réflexions de M. d'Éprémesnil sur le dernier écrit du Sr Tolendal, supprimé par arrêt du Parlement du 7 août. (Paris, Lottin, 1781). 2 pp. - L'Intervention de M. d'Éprémesnil à Dijon. Premier cahier. - Second mémoire... ou réponse définitive aux observations du sieur Tolendal. 48 pp. (P., Lottin, 1782). - L'Intervention de M. d'Éprémesnil à Dijon. Second cahier, contenant la correspondance de ce magistrat avec M. le chevalier de Crillon, sur le projet de faire arrêter M. de Lally imputé au conseil de Pondichéry par le sieur Tolendal... et des réflexions à l'occasion d'un nouveau libelle dudit sieur... ( P., Lottin 1782.) 40 pp. - Supplément au troisième mémoire de M. d'Eprémesnil à Dijon, pour servir de réponse aux Observations du sieur Tolendal, se disant comte de Lally-Tolendal, sur la correspondance de ce magistrat avec M. le chevalier de Crillon. (P., Lottin, 1782). 36 pp. - Extrait des pièces jointes à la requête d'intervention de M. d'Eprémesnil, dans l'instance criminelle pendant en la cour de Parlement à Dijon... (P., Lottin, 1783). 82 pp. [cette pièce ne figure pas au catalogue de la BNF]. - Coup d'oeil sur les derniers volumes publiés par le sieur Tolendal se disant Comte de Lally-Tolendal. (Dijon, Causse, 1783). 47 pp. - Louis, par la grace de Dieu, ...[Arrêt condamnant la conduite de Lally-Tolendal, père et les écrits de son fils, nommément ses "Mémoires" - contenus dans le premier volume de ce receuil - et qui ordonne à toute personne les possédant , de les porter au Greffe de la Cour pour y être supprimés.] (Dijon, Causse, 1783).36 pp. - - [Manuscrit] Copie de la lettre de Monsieur d'Epremesnil à Monseigneur le Garde des Sceaux. (1er septembre 1783). 7 pp.*****. 5 volumes in-4. Collation : Basane racinée, dos orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, encadrements dorés sur les plats. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Traité des Délits et des Peines, traduit de l'italien (par André Morellet), d'après la troisième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur. Avec des Additions de l'Auteur, qui n'ont pas encore paru en italien. Philadelphie (ma Parigi), 1766

      (Philadelphie), 1766. in-12, pp. XL, 239. Leg. del tempo p. pelle con filetti a secco sui piatti, tit. e fregi oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Ristampa della prima edizione della traduzione francese col solo testo "Dei delitti e delle pene", pubblicatasi a Parigi col falso luogo di Losanna; anche la presente ediz. apparve a Parigi, ma col falso luogo di Filadelfia. Annunciata da D'Alembert sulla "Gazette littéraire de l'Europe" del 1° agosto 1765 («..Ce bel ouvrage "Dei delitti e delle pene" méritoit d'être traduit dans notre langue par une main habile; un de nos meilleurs écrivains s'est chargé de ce soin; sa traduction est achevée et prête à paroître..»), essa apparve a Parigi il 28 dicembre di quell'anno 1765, ma con la falsa indicazione "à Lausanne 1766". Le correzioni ed aggiunte citate nel frontespizio, trasmesse al Morellet, erano state preparate dal Beccaria per la nuova edizione italiana (con l'indicazione "Edizione quinta", che uscirà a Livorno nel marzo del 1766). Bell'esempl.

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE STATUTES, Chiefly the More Ancient, From MAGNA CHARTA , to The Twenty-first of James the First, Ch. xxvii. With an Appendix; Being A Proposal for new modelling the Statutes.

      London, printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1766.. SECOND EDITION, with corrections and additions, 1766. 4to, approximately, 270 x 200 mm, 10½ x 8 inches, pages: xii, [1]-444, [1] - errata, bound in full contemporary calf. Binding rubbed and slightly scuffed, hinges cracked and a little weak and still holding on the cords, small chip and slight wear to foot of spine, corners worn with board showing at tips, lacks title label, small repair to head of spine, top margin of title page repaired, not affecting text, pale age-browning and light spotting throughout, a few pages have a turning crease, old ink name on title page, book-plate to first pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. Daines Barrington held various legal offices, including marshall of the High Court of Admiralty, 1751-3; a judge of Great Sessions for North Wales (Anglesey, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire) from 1757; Recorder of Bristol and King's Counsel from 1764; and second justice of Chester from 1778. Though considered by some (including Jeremy Bentham) to be an indifferent judge, his Observations on the Statutes, chiefly the more ancient, from Magna Charta to 21st James I (1766), had a high reputation among historians and constitutional antiquaries, Wikipedia; See: Sweet & Maxwell, Bibliography of English Law, Volume1, page 345; ESTC N12503. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Stiftungen-Buch. Abschrift sämtlicher Stiftbriefe der Pfarrkirche zu Neulerchenfeld. Wien, [1766-1899].

      1766. (1), 206 SS. (nummeriert), (4). Eh. Abschrift der Stiftungsbriefe. Marmorierter Halblederband. Folio. Abschrift sämtlicher Stiftungsbriefe der Pfarrkirche zu Neulerchenfeld aus den Jahren 1766-1899. Das Gotteshaus "Zur schmerzhaften Mutter Gottes" war Mittelpunkt der sich nach der verheerenden Pestepidemie von 1713 wieder vergrößernden Gemeinde im heutigen Wiener Bezirk Ottakring. - Einband berieben und mit Fehlstellen. Gelenke teilweise geplatzt, Rückenbezug berieben. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, gut leserlich.

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        Les Intérêts des Nations de l'Europe, dévelopés relativement au Commerce.

      chez Elie Luzac, A Leide 1766 - 2 vol. in-4 de (8)-434 pp. ; (6)-387 pp., veau havane, dos orné à nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Accarias de Serionne rejette les théories physiocratiques ; il pense que la découverte de l'Amérique a fortement augmenté les capacités industrielles et agricoles de l'Europe, d'où une forte augmentation de la population européenne. Bel exemplaire. Le faux-titre du premier volume manque. INED, 12 ; Kress, 6310 ; Einaudi, 55 ; Sabin, 7934. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Nuove osservazioni sopra i globetti rossi del sangue.

      Lucca, Nella Stamperia di Jacopo Giusti, 1766, 8vo (cm. 13 x 19) legatura in cartoncino rustico moderno, pp. 45. Prima edizione. Dedica al Conte Carlo di Firmian. Celebre neurologo e biologo, Fontana (1730 -1805) fu anche uno dei più accreditati microscopisti del XVIII secolo. Fu autore di un importante lavoro sul movimento dell'iride, della scoperta dei vasi linfatici nel bulbo cristallino dell'occhio, e di fondamentali ricerche sull'irritabilità e sulla sensibilità. In questa sua opera sono contenute le sue correzioni ad un lungo e diffuso errore (iniziato da della Torre) che concerne la forma dei globuli rossi del sangue. Fontana dimostrò che essi non erano perforati o a forma di anello, bensì sferoidali nella loro configurazione e modificabili con estrema facilità in certe condizioni fisiologiche. Le sue osservazioni dimostrano che i globuli rossi diventavano notevolmente allungati quando attraversavano un vaso sanguigno, ma appena il canale si allargava, essi immediatamente si contraevano e riacquistavano la loro forma originale. Blake p. 150; Provenzal, Profili Biografici di Chimici italiani, pp. 55-62; D.S.B. V-55; Wellcome III-37; Marchand & Hoff, Journal of the History of Medicine 1955, X, nos. 2-4. GILBERT, William

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        Chymie du goût et de l'odorat ou principes pour composer facilement, & à peu de frais les liqueurs à boire & les eaux de senteurs.

      Paris, chez Pissot, 1766, pet. in 8°, de 390pp. et 1f., ill. d'un front. et de 6 planches d'instruments gravées h.t., pl. basane marbrée époque, dos orné, bon exemplaire ayant appartenu à un bouilleur de cru, avec une note en tête "Ce livre apartient à Pierre Laury bouilleur à Menilles". Seconde édition. Dans ce curieux ouvrage on trouve une dissertation sur les odeurs, les principes de la distillation, des infusions, des liqueurs et eaux-de-vie, du café, du thé, de la cannelle, de la fleur d'oranger, du cassis, du genièvre, de l'absinthe, du ratafia... des fruits à l'eau-de-vie etc... ainsi que la distillation des odeurs... des huiles essentielles et eaux parfumées. A la fin se trouve un vocabulaire des termes techniques. Rappelons que cet ouvrage est surtout célèbre pour contenir une dissertation préliminaire sur l'harmonie des saveurs avec une étonnante interprétation à l'aide d'une gamme musicale notée des différentes gradations de saveurs, accords et dissonances, qui inspira à J. K. Huysmans son célèbre orgue des odeurs ou "organe des liqueurs" dans "A Rebours". C'est donc le premier essai d'une correspondance des sens avant Baudelaire et Rimbaud. ¶ Vicaire 171 - Caillet 8822 - Mueller 169 - Ferguson I.154 (ne cite pas cette édition) - Duveen p.480 (la seule édition citée).

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        Conchyliogie systématique et classification méthodique des coquilles; ...Paris, F. Schoell, 1808-1810. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 261 woodcut illustrations of shells (most nearly full-page). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, red ribbon marker.

      BMC NH, p. 1340; Dance 87; Junk, Thesaurus (Cat 278)104; Nissen, ZBI 1080. Scarce work with interesting and well-executed plates, drawn and engraved by the author himself, the French naturalist Pierre Denys de Montfort (1766-1820). With this work the author wanted to ease ''the study of shells and their arrangement in the cabinet'' (Junk). A third volume, covering the Dissivalves, Multivalves and Bivalves, was planned but never published.Spines damaged and covers used but inside clean. Study of shells in fine condition.

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        Solemnis per plateam D. Marci proceßio in die Corporis Christi (.)". Radierung und Kupferstich von Giambattista Brustolon nach Antonio Canal (Canaletto). Blatt aus der Folge: "Le Feste Ducali".

      um 1766. - Le Blanc 4-15. - Schöne Ansicht der Piazza San Marco mit Fronleichnams-Prozession. - Schöner Blick vom Markusdom in Richtung Prokuratien mit Teilansicht des Campanile zur Linken. - Kaum gebräunt. Am rechten oberen Bildrand eine kl. fachmännisch restaurierte Fehlstelle, links eine ca. 7cm lange druckbedingte Knickfalte. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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        Memorials and Letters Relating to the

      Glasgow - Robert and Andrew Foulis, The University of Glasgow 1766 - A scarce edition of thiscollection of letters and other writings 'published from the originals. The second edition, corrected and enlarged'. This fascinating work brings together lettersbetween King James and dignitaries of the time. With extensive and interesting ink annotationsby Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby and three time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. With hisbookplate, showing the order of the garter encircling the family crest of the eagle and child. Edward Smith-Stanley was a British statesman and Prime Minister and to date the longest serving leader of the Conservative party. He is one of only four British Prime Ministers to have three or more separate periods of office. He was appointed a Knight of the Garter in 1859. Condition: Rebacked with original boards in a full calf binding. Externally, sound with some wear to extremities and marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with slight spotting and minor staining to some pages. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown and extensive early ink annotations to front and rear endpapers, blanks and dedication. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The HISTORY of ENGLAND, as well ECCLESIASTICAL as CIVIL from the EARLIEST PERIOD to the Close of the Twelfth Parliament of Great Britain together with the History of Scotland, Ireland and the Neighbouring Kingdoms and States; so far as is necessarily connected with the Affairs of this Nation. Also of the Settlement, Progress &c. of the British Empire in AMERICA, from the first Discovery to the Present Time. In which the Dawn of Learning, Arts and Sciences, and their gradual Increase, are particularly displayed: And the Sources of all the great EVENTS and CHANGES in these Kingdoms accounted for, with the strictest Impartiality. Publication Date: 1766

      First edition. 10 leather bound volumes. Vols 1 - 4: dated 1766. Vols 5 - 7: dated 1767. Vols 8, 9 and 10 are undated, as they are continuations (Vol 8's page numbers follow on from Vol 7 and page numbers in Vols 9 and 10 follow on from the preceding volume). Frontispiece to Vol 1: "Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni, haranguing the Ancient Britons " engraving by Samuel Wale (1721-1786) and Charles Grignion (1717-1810). Dedication addressed to the Right Hon. John, Earl and Viscount Ligonier. In his Preface, Kimber writes, 'I may, and perhaps with great show of reason, be accused of temerity in attempting to write an History of ENGLAND, after so many valuable and learned Men have seemingly exhausted the subject' and goes on to say, 'One main principle that has impelled me to this publication, is my desire to remove the clouds which party attachments, and bigotted heat, have thrown over the transactions, ecclesiastical as well as civil, of this country; as I have with much concern, observed the most respectable historians, even in this age of liberal enquiry has produced, too much tainted with the prejudices of, the secret bias to a particular set of men and opinions, or warped by some favourite views of fame or interest.' 8vo., Vol 1: title page, 480pp, plus Index to Vol 1; Vol. 2: title page, 472 pp; Vol. 3: title page, 477 pp; Vol. 4: title page, 484 pp; Vol. 5: title page, 480 pp; Vol. 6: title page, 510 pp; Vol. 7: title page, 544 pp; Vol. 8: title page, 568 pp; Vol. 9: no title page, pp 569 -1142; Vol. 10: no title page, pp 1143 - 1677, plus Index to Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Volumes. All vols bound in contemporary calf. Title on spine only in gilt on red band, with volume number beneath. Bookseller Inventory # 122

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        A COLLECTION OF NOVELS AND TALES OF THE FAIRIES, WRITTEN BY THAT CELEBRATED WIT OF FRANCE, THE COUNTESS D'ANOIS. In Three Volumes.; Translated from the best Edition of the Original French, b y several Hands.

      London: Printed for J. Brotherton, R. Baldwin [&c.], 1749-1766. Three volumes. A mixed set: Vol I - Fifth Edition, 1766; Vol II - Third Edition, 1766; Vol III - Fourth Edition, 1749. Apparently trimmed and bound in 19th-century morocco and marbled boards; marbled endpapers, with some hinges glued and/or broken; otherwise the bindings are sound save for a slight nibble at the top of Volume I's cover. 6.25" x 3.75" Written by Marie Catherine Aulnoy (1650-1705). First published in 1716 (only three copies known of that date, according to WorldCat). Good.

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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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        Dictionnaire des arts et métiers

      - Chez Lacombe, à Paris 1766, xxiij (1) 588pp. et (4) 715pp., relié. - Edizione originale. Leganti pieno vitello marmorizzato marrone. Indietro con i nervi decorati. parti del titolo e il numero del volume marocco marrone chiaro. La carenza davanti a volume I. Brodure superiore del volume I ritagliate in parte. Graffi sul piatto con una mancanza di volume al I. piano inferiore Nel complesso, buona copia. Nella prefazione, l'autore rende omaggio alla società di Diderot e D'Alembert sulla enciclopedia di arti e mestieri che cominciano nel 1751 ma solo 2 volumi era apparso. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en plein veau brun marbré. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane. Manques en tête du tome I. Brodure supérieure du tome I rognée en partie. Epidermures sur les plats avec un manque au plat inférieur du tome I. Dans l'ensemble, bon exemplaire. Dans la préface, l'auteur rend hommage à l'entreprise de Diderot et D'Alembert sur l'Encyclopédie des arts et métiers qui début en 1751 mais dont seuls 2 volumes avaient paru. Plusieurs rédacteurs ont participé à l'écriture des articles dont Baumé, Rigaud. De nombreux articles sont remarquables, notamment sur la reliure et de nombreux métiers oubliés : ceinturier (celui qui fabrique des ceintures), coffretier-malletier.. Des remarques renvoient au dictionnaire de chimie du frère de l'auteur, Pierre-Joseph Macquer, et au dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle.  

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        A farther appeal to the unprejudiced judgment of mankind,

      8vo., (2) + 79 + (1)pp., wanting the half-title, in later, but not recent, blue card covers with ms title in ink on upper cover. A very good copy from the Bibliotheca Lindesiana of James Lindsay, Earl of Crawford (1847-1913) with its armorial bookplate and shelf number.Publisher: London, A. Millar.Year: 1766Edition: First and only edition.

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        Thespis: or, a Critical Examination into the Merits of all the Principal Performers belonging to Drury-Lane Theatre.

      London: Printed for G. Kearsly, 1766. 4to, attractive later sprinkled boards with a manuscript title on the spine. Bound without the half-title and errata slip. An amusing 42-page satirical poem on the leading actors on the London stage of the day, written by a journalist and aspiring playwright, Hugh Kelly (1739-1777), who writes about specific plays, playwrights and performances, including Garrick (with whom Kelly would later become closely associated), Richard Yates, Nathaniel Lee, John Packer, William Powell, Mrs. Dancer and many others. Thespis was quite popular and went through subsequent editions, and there were at least two poetical responses published within the year. Paper a little browned; water-stain in the upper inner margin and lower outer margin; very good, large copy.

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        Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Sprache, welche den von der Königl. Academie der Wissenschaften für das Jahr 1770 gesezten Preis erhalten hat. Von Herrn Herder. Auf Befehl der Academie herausgegeben. (2 Teile in einem Band).

      8. 1 Bl., 222 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Erstausgabe. - Entgegen der allgemein vertretenen Ansicht, daß die Sprache eine unmittelbare, eigens von Gott verliehene Gabe sei, stellte Herder zu seiner eigenen Befriedigung fest, daß es nicht Gott war, der die Sprache für die Menschen erfand, sondern daß der Mensch selber sie ersann als natürliches Mittel, seinen eigenen Verstand zu entfalten. Dies war damals, wie es auch in der Einleitung zur Abhandlung gesagt wird, eine neue und erschreckend unorthodoxe Ansicht. Die Pioniernatur dieses Essays [...] wird durch die allgemeine Anerkennung der Philologen von heute nicht geschmälert (Carter/Muir, Bücher die die Welt verändern, S. 399). - [...] Eigentlicher Anlaß war eine 1766 erschienene Schrift des Berliner Theologen J. P. Süssmilch [...], der den göttlichen Ursprung der Sprache nachweisen wollte [...] (KNLL, VII, 707). - Einband beschabt u. bestoßen. Zeitgen. Namenszug bzw. Besitzvermerk a. Innendeckel bzw. Titelblatt. Durchg. gebräunt u. stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - PMM 216 Borst 238 Goedeke IV/1, 724, 30 Wilpert/G. 18 Schulte/Strathaus S. 38, 18 Günther/Volgina/Seifert 405 Exlibris: Wegmann II, 6250.

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        â€ŽDiscours sur la Liberté de Penser, par Mr. A. Collins. Traduit de l'Anglois & augmenté d'une Lettre d'un Médecin Arabe ; avec l'Examen de ces deux Ouvrages par Mr de Crouzas. Nouvelle Edition corrigée.‎

      Edition collective. The first French edition of Speech Freedom of Thought was published in 1714; comments Crouzas them appeared in 1715. calf Full blond glossy speckled time, back smooth adorned with jewels 4. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco. Net coaching Cold boards. Nice copy. English philosopher infant lights, its rationalist and materialist theories, both in the field of metaphysics that sense, earned him several exile in Holland paper; the titles of his works bear witness: Essay on the use of reason, Speech on the bases and the evidence of the Christian religion. The autonomy of reason is the condition of human freedom. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. A Londres 1766 in-12 (10x16cm) XII, 168pp. et 211pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Nuove osservazioni sopra i globetti rossi del sangue.

      

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        The History of Tunbridge-Wells.

      London: M. Hingeston, J. Dodsley, T. Caslon; Tunbridge Wells: E. Baker, 1766. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xii; 317; [7]. Bound in contemporary tan full calf, gilt titles on a morocco square to spine. Very attractive label of Tunbridge Wells bookseller and printer Jasper Sprange to front pastedown. Front free endpaper just starting, small (2mm) pinhole to page 77/78, some spotting to prelims, text-block generally clean and bright with only very mild spotting. A couple of inoffensive notes to front free endpaper. Spine and top portion of boards slightly sunned, some light general wear to the leather. All told a very good copy of this scarce work in a nicely aged period binding. The first history of Tunbridge Wells.

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        Hau Kiou Choaan, histoire chinoise, traduite de l'anglois par M ***

      First french edition, illustrated with 4 leaflets headpieces engraved line.Bound in full sheepskin marbled ice and blonde time. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number morocco tan. Headdress head of Volume I threadbare; a lack of volume II in mind; head cap of volume III threadbare. 4 corners used throughout. Despite the good copy cited defects. Chez Benoit Duplainà Paris 1766 in-12 (9,5x16,6cm) 4 volumes reliés

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        Dictionnaire de chimie, contenant la théorie et la pratique de cette science, son application à la physique, à l'histoire naturelle, à la médecine et à l'économie animale.

      Paris, Lacombe, 1766. ____ Première édition, premier tirage, du premier dictionnaire moderne de chimie. Publiée anonymement, c'est l'ouvrage le plus important de Pierre-Joseph Macquer (1718--1784). Selon Neville & Smeaton, il s'agit du tirage 1A', (Paris est écrit "Pari" sur le titre du volume I). Cole 863. Duveen 377. Des fentes aux charnières du tome 2, reliures tachées et frottées avec des petits manques. Ex-libris manuscrit du XIXe : "Bibliothèque de Jules Tripier, chimiste à la parfumerie Pinaud." *****. 2 volumes in-8. Collation : XXVI, (2), 616 pp. / (4), 686, (2) pp. Basane brune, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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         Chymie du goût et de l'odorat ou principes pour composer facilement, & à peu de frais les liqueurs à boire & les eaux de senteurs.

      Paris, chez Pissot, 1766, pet. in 8°, de 390pp. et 1f., ill. d'un front. et de 6 planches d'instruments gravées h.t., pl. basane marbrée époque, dos orné, bon exemplaire ayant appartenu à un bouilleur de cru, avec une note en tête "Ce livre apartient à Pierre Laury bouilleur à Menilles". Seconde édition. Dans ce curieux ouvrage on trouve une dissertation sur les odeurs, les principes de la distillation, des infusions, des liqueurs et eaux-de-vie, du café, du thé, de la cannelle, de la fleur d'oranger, du cassis, du genièvre, de l'absinthe, du ratafia... des fruits à l'eau-de-vie etc... ainsi que la distillation des odeurs... des huiles essentielles et eaux parfumées. A la fin se trouve un vocabulaire des termes techniques. Rappelons que cet ouvrage est surtout célèbre pour contenir une dissertation préliminaire sur l'harmonie des saveurs avec une étonnante interprétation à l'aide d'une gamme musicale notée des différentes gradations de saveurs, accords et dissonances, qui inspira à J. K. Huysmans son célèbre orgue des odeurs ou "organe des liqueurs" dans "A Rebours". C'est donc le premier essai d'une correspondance des sens avant Baudelaire et Rimbaud. ¶ Vicaire 171 - Caillet 8822 - Mueller 169 - Ferguson I.154 (ne cite pas cette édition) - Duveen p.480 (la seule édition citée).

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        Les règles de la bien-seance et de la civilite' Chretienne. Divisées en deux parties. Pour l'instruction de la jeunesse. Rouen, François Oursel, 1729. 8vo. With ornamental woodcut on title-page. Main text in civilité type. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - WorldCat (1 copy); not in Carter & Vervliet; Heltzel, Courtesy books in the Newberry Library; cf. Gumuchian 1766 (ca. 1800 Rouen ed.); Oberlé, La Bibl. Bleue 422 (1774 Rouen ed.). Rare early Rouen edition, in civilité type, of a famous French courtesy book by La Salle (1651-1719), teaching not only good manners and politeness in society but good and balanced conduct in all things, out of respect to oneself, one's neighbour and God: modesty, respect, unity and charity, all dependent on the context of time, place and person and presented as "Christian Courtesy." It covers all imaginable bodily actions. Probably first printed in 1716, La Salle's courtesy book remained in use by the Christian Brothers until 1880.Binding slightly rubbed, spine slightly damaged; old ink notes in a child's hand on first endpaper; slightly stained and thumbed. In good condition.

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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

      Early Reprint Hafinae & Lipsiae [Copenhague Printed By Pelt, Friedrich Christian 1766 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.Near Fine 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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        Mémoires sur l'Egypte ancienne et moderne, suivis d'une description du Golfe Arabique ou de la Mer Rouge

      De l'Imprimerie Royale. Edition 7 containing maps and plans engraved on copper inset, 6 brochures. De l'Imprimerie Royale à Paris 1766 in-4 (19,5x25,5cm) xvj ; 277pp. ; xxiij relié

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        Description historique et critique de l'Italie, ou nouveaux mémoires sur l'état actuel de son gouvernement, des sciences, des arts, du commerce, de la population & de l'histoire naturelle

      Chez François Des Ventes & Saillant. First edition, illustrated with two cards of folding Italy.Back with nerves decorated with florets 4 boxed. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Triple mentoring net on the boards. Roll on turns. Chez François Des Ventes & Saillant A Dijon& a Paris 1766 in-12 (10x17cm) (20) clxiv, 320pp. (3) et (4) viij, 585pp. (1) et (4) lxxij, 343pp. (1) et (4) 513pp. (1) et (4) xxxv (1) 502pp. (2) et (4) 482pp. (6) 6 volumes reliés

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        Nouvelles recherches sur la France, ou Recueil de mémoires historiques sur quelques provinces, villes & bourgs du royaume

      Chez Herissant fils. First edition, rare. Full glossy brown calf contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco. Head cover of Volume II partly threadbare. A hitch head of Volume II. Slight lack of volume in the fourth nerve I. Lack seconds mottled clearance Volume I. Originally pages of this book, Pierre Lelong asked several scholars provinces bibliographic records in their region to integrate them into the historical library of France, but the scientists sent the historical memory and the collection was published separately. It is rare and information about cities understudied: Annonay, Avalon, Béziers, Braine, Charenton, Laval, Milly, Montargis, Nemours, Saulieu, Bayeux. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Herissant fils à Paris 1766 in-12 (9,5x17cm) xij (4) 528pp. (3) et (8) 530pp. (2) 2 volumes reliés

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        Les Isles Britanniques, où sont les Royaumes d'Angleterre et d'Ëcosse, que nous appellons Grande-Bretagne et celey d'Irlande.

      1766 - Paris, 1766. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined, total 1060 x 850mm. Laid on linen. A large and colourful map of the British Isles, marking the major roads, with insets of the Shetlands and Orkneys and a large title cartouche.

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        ?Discours sur la Liberté de Penser, par Mr. A. Collins. Traduit de l'Anglois & augmenté d'une Lettre d'un Médecin Arabe ; avec l'Examen de ces deux Ouvrages par Mr de Crouzas. Nouvelle Edition corrigée.?

      S.n.. Edition collective. The first French edition of Speech Freedom of Thought was published in 1714; comments Crouzas them appeared in 1715. calf Full blond glossy speckled time, back smooth adorned with jewels 4. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco. Net coaching Cold boards. Nice copy. English philosopher infant lights, its rationalist and materialist theories, both in the field of metaphysics that sense, earned him several exile in Holland paper; the titles of his works bear witness: Essay on the use of reason, Speech on the bases and the evidence of the Christian religion. The autonomy of reason is the condition of human freedom. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. A Londres 1766 in-12 (10x16cm) XII, 168pp. et 211pp. 2 volumes reliés

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         De la nature 3e édition, - suivie de : Vue Philosophique de la Gradation Naturelle des Formes de l'Etre, ou les Essais de la Nature qui apprend à faire l'Homme.

      Amsterdam, E. van Harrevelt, 1766-1768, 5 vol. in 8°, de XVI-338pp. front gravé, XVI-443pp, LVI- 287pp., 2ff. III-284pp. ill de 6 planches gravées h.t., & 4ff. 260pp. 2ff. ill. de 10 curieuses planches gravées pour "de la gradation naturelle des formes de l'être", pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, frappé en queue aux armes du Comte de la Luzerne (1737-1799) colonel des grenadiers de France, puis gouverneur des îles sous le vent, puis ministre de la marine (Olivier pl. 861 fer 6), le tome 2 est à la date de 1763, feuillets en partie brunis sinon bel exemplaire. 3e édition augmentée du premier traité de l'auteur consacré à la Nature, suivie de "Vue philosophique de la gradation naturelle des formes de l'être" . ¶ Catalogue Jammes La nature n° 757 : « Ces paradoxes hardis sur Dieu et ses attributs, sur l'âme, sur les sensations firent attribuer ce livre à Toussaint, à Diderot et à Helvétius. » - Dict. of S. Biog. XI/492-493 : « L'oeuvre de Robinet présente plusieurs éléments importants de la pensée scientifique de la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle : l'unité de la nature, la chaîne des êtres, le dynamisme, la sensibilité et - précocement pour la date - le vitalisme universel. Elle témoigne aussi du rôle de Leibniz dans le développement des idées des Lumières sur la nature vivante. Les écrits de Robinet ont eu plus d'écho chez les philosophes que chez les scientifiques, mais ils jettent une lumière intéressante sur la genèse de la théorie du transformisme. » - DSB XI p. 492 "Robinet's most important work from the point of view of the history of science... In certain of his statements Robinet appears to be heralding the theory of transformism and the idea that all living beings are constructed according to a single basic plan... Robinet's work illustrates several important elements in the scientific thinking of the second half of the eighteenth century : the unity of nature, the chain of beings, universal dynamism and sensibility and vitalism. It also illustrates the role of Leibnitz in the development of enleightenment ideas on living nature. Robinet's writings cast an interesting light on the genesis of the theory of transformism".

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        De la nature [Ensemble] Vue philosophique de la gradation naturelle des formes de l'être. Ou les essais de la nature qui apprend à faire l'homme

      Reprint of the complete first edition of 4 volumes of 1763 (note that the fourth volume is dated 1763); The natural gradation letter shapes is in first edition, and forms the fifth volume of this set. The figure includes a frontispiece, 6 figures and 4 vignettes title repeated for the Nature; The natural gradation thumbnail contains the same way as the one in the Nature, and 10 figures on the sights of nature, anomalies and human and animal monstrosities.Title pages in red and black.Full textured brown sheepskin. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Caps head of Volumes I, II and V leveled; caps tail volumes II and V threadbare. Upper jaw of volumes II and IV split leads with missing. A lost piece title of Volume II. Corners bumped. Edges rubbed, some partially stripped. Some foxing to the first pages of volumes II, III and IV. A brown spot on the bottom flat of Volume V. slashes. Still, overall satisfactory appearance.Of nature, and its sequel From dimming up the most important work of its author; it develops one of the first theories of transformation and evolution; Tap believes in the existence of a single cause multiple effects, including humans would be the last term. Of nature is both a philosophy book in which tap questions the nature of good and evil, that of natural science. Natural gradation of forms of being located in the same field of thought but questions the particularities of nature, the so-called monsters in the human species (genetic abnormality) and accidents of nature in the plants, stones (priapolites -pierres to the phallic shape) but also in humans, such as sirens, the giants of Patagonia, the men fish, etc ... In the beginning of Chapter I, there is this theory that summarizes could not be better thought of tap: All beings were designedformed from a single design they are variations graduated to infinity. Of nature is a milestone in the history of evolutionary thought, even if the thought of cock was often accused of delirious because it was a victim of the beliefs of his time; his thought and style are built and perfectly clear. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez E. van Harrevelt à Amsterdam 1766 - 1768 in-8 (12x20cm) 5 volumes reliés

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        The Anatomy of the Horse. Including A particular Description of the Bones, Cartilages, Muscles, Fascias, Ligaments, Nerves, Arteries, Veins, and Glands....

      London: J. Purser, for the Author, 1766. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Oblong folio. Large oblong folio (472 x 593 mm). [4], 47 [1] pp. Signatures: (pi), a, A-Z Aa. Including title sheet and 'To the Reader' sheet; errata slip pasted to verso of title sheet. 24 fine etched plates (numbered I, I-III, I-XV, I-V, including 6 dublicates in outlines) by Stubbs on thick laid-paper. Later half-calf over contemporary plain blue paper boards (some staining to boards and wear to extremities), spine with 6 raised bands and gilt-lettered label. Some general very light browning and very minor occasional spotting, crease to 3 text leaves (P, R, Z), small hole each to upper and lower blank margin of text leaves, frayed fore- and lower margin of text leaf B (p.3/4) neatly restored, occasional light offsetting from plate to text or facing outline plate, some plates with a little fine spotting. An outstanding, wide-margined, unmarked and unstained copy. ----FIRST EDITION, EARLY ISSUE. A LANDMARK WORK IN THE STUDY OF EQUINE ANATOMY, and one of a number of books which can be said to have "revolutionised men's understanding of the natural world" (Lennox-Boyd). Ray describes the etchings as having a 'fine exactness and austere beauty' that 'give them a timeless beauty'. Stubbs executed the drawings over the course of 18 months, keeping each carcass in his studio for as long as six or seven weeks. He taught himself to etch in order to finish the work, as he had been unable to find an engraver. "The work appeared in 1766, and remained the standard authority on the subject for nearly a century. . . In 1771, . . . Camper . . . whose work on the relationship of art to anatomy had won international recognition, wrote to Stubbs comparing his work with that of the great Albinus, whose Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani had appeared in 1749. It is entirely appropriate to rank The Anatomy of the Horse with Thomas Pennant's British Zoology (1770) and Gilbert White's Natural History of Selbourne (1789), among the most important of the several works of this time which, by emphasising the importance of precise systematic observation, revolutionised men's understanding of the natural world" (Lennox-Boyd). EARLY ISSUE: this copy with all plates on laid paper, and containing the errata slip, which is generally only found in early-issue copies. None of the plate-paper is dated in our copy, some plates show a watermark "b"(?) or "LP"(?) . Lennox-Boyd notes that "in copies ... issued in 1766, and in most of those sold in Stubbs's lifetime, both the letterpress and the plates were printed on laid paper", and in later copies the plates were printed on wove paper. "The plates consisting of 3 plates of the skeleton numbered I-III plus an outline key plate for plate I; and 15 plates of the 'muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, arteries, veins, glands and cartilages,' numered I-XV, with outline key plates for plates I-V. In the remainder of the plates, the outline key appears on the same plate as the full image [. . .] The Anatomy was apparently a slow seller: Stubbs was still advertising it as available twenty-two years after its publication (see Tate Gallery, no. 171). It is probable, according to the compilers of the Tate Gallery catalogue, that Stubbs ordered a large number of text sheets from J. Purser for which plates would be printed on demand. Copies of the Anatomy continued to be published after Stubbs' lifetime: the Norman copy has plates printed on sheets watermarked "W. Elgar 1798" and copies also exist with plates on paper watermarked 1813 and 1815." (Norman). Dingley Comben 600 (later issue); Eales (Cole) 1840; Huth p.42; Norman 2032 (later issue); Lennox-Boyd: Stubbs, pp.165-188; Mellon: Books on Horse and Horsemanship 57; Nissen ZBI 4027; Ray p.6; Garrison-M. 308.1; Brunet V, p.571. Near Fine....

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        Recueil de 33 pièces (31 imprimées et 2 manuscrites) du procès en réhabilitation de Thomas Arthur de Lally-Tollendal, reliées à l'époque en cinq volumes.

      (Paris, Rouen, Dijon, 1766-1783). ____ Thomas Arthur de Lally-Tollendal avait été décapité en 1766 pour trahison, alors que, Lieutenant Général des Établissements Français de l'Inde, il avait capitulé devant les Anglais à Pondichéry en 1761. Voltaire prit sa défense dans son "Précis du Siècle de Louis XIV" (1768), puis dans ses "Fragments sur l'Inde" (1774). Cette affaire contribua au discrédit de la monarchie en France. Le fils de Lally-Tollendal, obtint en 1778 la cassation de l'arrêt du parlement, mais l'affaire, renvoyée devant les parlements de Rouen et de Dijon, se conclut en 1783 par une confirmation de la condamnation. Outre les plaidoyers rédigés par Trophime-Gérard de Lally-Tollendal, on trouve dans ce recueil ceux de Jean-Jacques Duval d'Eprémesnil, avocat au Châtelet de Paris, qui s'opposa à la procédure de réhabilitation. Son oncle, Georges Duval de Leyri avait accusé Lally-Tollendal, d'avoir livré Pondichéry aux Anglais contre de l'argent . Une des pièces de ce recueil n'apparaît pas au catalogue de la BNF. Les deux pièces manuscrites sont très certainement inédites. Sur l'une on lit, "elle m'a été communiquée par un avocat de Dijon. G." Le nom de celui qui a rassemblé et fait relié ce recueil est écrit sur les dernières pièces : Genreau. Bel exemplaire. CONTENU : 1er volume : - Mémoire produit au conseil d'Etat du roi par Trophime-Gérard, comte de Lally-Tolendal, capitaine de cavalerie au régiment des cuirassiers, dans l'instance en cassation de l'arrêt du 6 mai 1766, qui a condamné à mort le feu comte de Lally, son père,... et signifié pour défense à M. le procureur général du parlement de Normandie, dans l'instance renvoyée en cette cour par l'arrêt du conseil qui a prononcé la cassation... Rouen, veuve Besongne et fils, 1779. 343 pp. - Seconde partie. 422 pp., 3 tabl. dépl. - Troisième partie. 108 pp. 2e volume : - Mémoire pour le comte de Lally, lieutenant général des armées du roi,... commissaire du roi et commandant en chef dans l'Inde, contre M. le procureur général. [Texte imprimé] / (Signé : Aubry.) Paris : imp. de G. Desprez, 1766. (4), 726 pp. - Pièces justificatives. [137 pièces, la première étant : Pouvoir du Lieutenant-Général au Comte de Lally pour commander les troupes qui passeront dans l'Inde]. 138, 118 pp., 1 tabl. dépl. 3e volume : - Mémoire à consulter et consultation pour le sieur de Bussy,... au sujet du mémoire que le sieur de Lally,... vient de répandre dans le public ; avec les lettres que les sieurs de Bussy et de Lally se sont écrites dans l'Inde, pour servir de pièces justificatives. Paris : imp. de M. Lambert, 1766. IV, 69, (3), 258 pp. - Mémoire a consulter et consultation, pour le sieur Duval Dumanoir, & M. Duval d'Espremenil, avocat du roi au Châtelet, héritiers du feu sieur Duval de Leyrit, gouverneur de Pondichéry : avec les lettres que les sieurs Duval de Leyrit & de Lally se sont écrites dans l'Inde, pour servir de pièces justificatives. Paris, Michel Lambert, 1766. VIII, 579 pp. - Arrest de la cour du Parlement qui prive Thomas Artur de Lally. de ses etats, honneurs & dignités, & le condamne à avoir la tête tranchée en place de Greve, pour avoir trahi les intérêts du roi, de son etat, & de la Compagnie des Indes, & pour abus d'autorité, exactions & vexations : extrait des registres du Parlement, du six mai 1766. Paris, Simon, 1766. 22 pp. 4e volume : - Plaidoyer du comte de Lally-Tolendal,... curateur à la mémoire de feu comte de Lally, son père, contre M. Duval d'Eprémesnil,... neveu par son père du feu sieur Duval de Leyrit. Rouen, Vve Besongne, 1780. 314 pp. - Réclamation faite à l'audience du 19 avril 1780, par le comte de Lally-Tolendal, curateur à la mémoire du feu comte de Lally, son père,... contre M. Duval d'Eprémesnil,... neveu par son père du feu sieur Duval de Leyrit. Rouen, Vve Besongne, 1780. 16 pp. - Arrêt du conseil d'Etat privé du roi, qui casse les huit arrêts du parlement de Rouen, des 11 août 1779, 8, 10 et 15 mars, 19 et 24 avril, et 12 mai 1780, et généralement toute la procédure relative soit à l'intervention du sieur Duval d'Epréménil, soit à la reprise d'instance de la comtesse d'Aché, dans le procès criminel du feu comte de Lally et autres parties, évoque ledit procès criminel, attribué au parlement de Rouen,... et le renvoie au parlement de Dijon,... sur les requêtes y insérées du comte de Lally-Tolendal, curateur à la mémoire du feu comte de Lally, son père, du sieur Alen de Saint-Wolston,... et du sieur de Poully,... (31 juillet 1780.) Paris, Valade, 1781. 142 pp. - Réponse du comte de Lally-Tolendal au dernier libelle du sieur Duval d'Eprémesnil. 1781. 24 pp. - Réflexions préliminaires sur le troisième mémoire de M. Duval d'Eprémesnil à Dijon. 11 pp. (Dijon, Frantin, 1782). - Discours du Comte de Lally-Tolendal dans l'interrogatoire qu'il a prêté au parlement de Dijon, en qualité de curateur à la mémoire du Cte de Lally son père, le samedi 16 août 1783 Dijon, Frantin, 1783. 26 pp. - [Manuscrit] Copie de la lettre écrite au Roi par M. de Lally-Tollendal le 28 août 1783. = elle m'a été communiquée par un avocat de Dijon. G. 6 pp. - Arrêt de la cour de parlement, qui condamne Armand-Antonin-François Fretard de Gadeville et Jacques-Hugues de Chaponnay au blâme et en cent livres d'amende chacun envers le roi, et Jacques Pouly à être admonesté et en trois livres d'aumône, sur les accusations desquels il avait été sursis à faire droit jusqu'après l'exécution de Thomas-Artur de Lally, par arrêt du 6 du présent mois. Extrait des registres du parlement, du 10 mai 1766. (Paris, Simon, 1766). 4 pp. - Mémoire pour le Chevalier de Chaponnay. Rouen, Vve Besongne, 1779. 22 pp. - Addition au mémoire pour le Chevalier de Chaponnay. Rouen, Vve Besongne, 1783. 15 pp. 5e volume : - Premier plaidoyer de M. d'Eprémesnil, conseiller au parlement de Paris, neveu de M. de Leyrit, contre le sieur de Lally-Tolendal, curateur à la mémoire du feu comte de Lally. (Rouen, Oursel, 1780). (2), 61 pp. - Second plaidoyer de M. d'Éprémesnil,... en réplique à la réponse non imprimée ni signifiée du sieur de Lally-Tolendal. (Rouen, Oursel, 1780). 339, (1) pp. - Extrait du second plaidoyer de M. d'Éprémesnil... en réplique à la réponse non imprimée ni signifiée du Sr de Lally-Tolendal. (Paris, Lottin l'aîné, 1780). 36, (4) pp. - Précis des moyens de droit pour M. d'Éprémesnil contre le sieur de Lally-Tolendal et autres parties. (Rouen : impr. de L. Oursel, 1780). 16 pp. - L'Intervention de M. d'Éprémesnil réduite à sept raisonnements. (Paris, Lottin l'aîné, 1780). 20 pp. - Mémoire de M. d'Éprémesnil, contenant déclaration au sujet de la distribution clandestine de la requête en cassation du Sr Tolendal [2 juin 1781]. Paris : Lottin l'aîné, 1781. 4 pp. - Arrest de la cour du parlement qui supprime un imprimé, ayant pour titre : Réponse du comte de Lally-Tolendal, &c. comme contraire aux réglemens de la librairie. (Paris, Simon, 1781). 3 pp. - Réflexions de M. d'Éprémesnil sur le dernier écrit du Sr Tolendal, supprimé par arrêt du Parlement du 7 août. (Paris, Lottin, 1781). 2 pp. - L'Intervention de M. d'Éprémesnil à Dijon. Premier cahier. - Second mémoire... ou réponse définitive aux observations du sieur Tolendal. 48 pp. (P., Lottin, 1782). - L'Intervention de M. d'Éprémesnil à Dijon. Second cahier, contenant la correspondance de ce magistrat avec M. le chevalier de Crillon, sur le projet de faire arrêter M. de Lally imputé au conseil de Pondichéry par le sieur Tolendal... et des réflexions à l'occasion d'un nouveau libelle dudit sieur... ( P., Lottin 1782.) 40 pp. - Supplément au troisième mémoire de M. d'Eprémesnil à Dijon, pour servir de réponse aux Observations du sieur Tolendal, se disant comte de Lally-Tolendal, sur la correspondance de ce magistrat avec M. le chevalier de Crillon. (P., Lottin, 1782). 36 pp. - Extrait des pièces jointes à la requête d'intervention de M. d'Eprémesnil, dans l'instance criminelle pendant en la cour de Parlement à Dijon... (P., Lottin, 1783). 82 pp. [cette pièce ne figure pas au catalogue de la BNF]. - Coup d'oeil sur les derniers volumes publiés par le sieur Tolendal se disant Comte de Lally-Tolendal. (Dijon, Causse, 1783). 47 pp. - Louis, par la grace de Dieu, ...[Arrêt condamnant la conduite de Lally-Tolendal, père et les écrits de son fils, nommément ses "Mémoires" - contenus dans le premier volume de ce receuil - et qui ordonne à toute personne les possédant , de les porter au Greffe de la Cour pour y être supprimés.] (Dijon, Causse, 1783).36 pp. - - [Manuscrit] Copie de la lettre de Monsieur d'Epremesnil à Monseigneur le Garde des Sceaux. (1er septembre 1783). 7 pp.*****. 5 volumes in-4. Collation : Basane racinée, dos orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, encadrements dorés sur les plats. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A New and General Biographical Dictionary; containing An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons In every Nation...

      London: T. Osborne et al. 1766. Eleven volumes, octavo; a most handsome set in contemporary speckled calf. This grave and ambitious work sets out to list the most famous and infamous individuals encountered in the histories and legends of all nations. Volume one commences starts with Aaron, the brother of Moses from the Old Testament; so begins a bewildering array of Oxford dons, saints, explorers and inventors, chosen and sketched with a view towards improving the reader by educative example. Regular preliminary foxing of some volumes.

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        [A series of major papers on the calculus of variations and mechanics, contained in the first three volumes of Miscellanea Taurinensia].

      Turin: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1759-1766. First editions of the major early papers of Lagrange on the calculus of variations and mechanics, published in the first three volumes of the Miscellanea Taurinensia, of which he was one of the founders. "The first three volumes contained almost all the works Lagrange published while in Turin" (DSB). The papers are as follows: I. Recherches sur la méthode de maximis, et minimis (I, 18-32) II. Recherches sur la nature, et la propagation du son (I, x, 1-146 of the second series) III. Lettre de M. Euler a M. de la Grange contenant des recherches sur la propagation des ébranlements dans un milieu elastique (II, 1-10) IV. Nouvelles recherches sur la nature & la propagation du son (II, 11-172) V. Essai d'une nouvelle methode pour déterminer les maxima & les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies (II, 173-195) VI. Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de differens problêmes de dynamique (II, 196-298) VII. Addition a la première partie des recherches sur la nature & la propagation du son imprimées dans la volume precedent (II, 323-337) VIII. Solutions de différents problèmes de calcul intégral (III, pp. 179-380) In the opinion of Lacroix, 'Essai d'une nouvelle methode pour déterminer les maxima & les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies' was 'one of the first and the principal discoveries of Mr. Lagrange, and which rests on the highest degree of abstraction to which mathematics has been lifted up to now' (quoted in Grattan-Guinness, p. 237). Its sequel, 'Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de differens problêmes de dynamique,' "heralded the Mécanique analytique of 1788 in its style and in the breadth of the author's views" (DSB). "The Memoirs of the Turing Academy for the years 1760-1761 contain two papers by the young Italian geometer J. L. Lagrange: 'Essai d'une nouvelle methode pour déterminer les maxima & les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies' and 'Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de differens problêmes de dynamique.' The theory presented in these memoirs actually originated several years earlier in Lagrange's first important work in mathematical science. In a letter of 1755 to Leonhard Euler the nineteen-year-old Lagrange explained that he had derived a general method for treating those problems which had appeared in Euler's classic treatise of 1744 Methodus inveniendi lineas curvas maximi minimive proprietate gaudentes (Method of finding curves lines which show some maximum or minimum property). The branch of mathematics that studies such problems later became known as the calculus of variations and it was Lagrange's achievement to give the subject its characteristic methods and symbolism. In particular, he introduced a new calculus based on the symbolwhich provided a powerful tool for attacking the following general problem: given an expression involving several variables and their derivatives, to find the functional relation between these variables which makes the definite integral of the given expression an extremum" (Fraser, p. 198). "Lagrange's education and early career took place entirely in his home town of Turin, where he spent the first three decades of his life. As early as 1754, at the age of 18, he corresponded with Euler and Giullio di Fagnano (1682-1766) on mathematical questions. He took up a teaching appointment at the Royal College of Gunnery in Turin in 1755 and in the following year became a Foreign Member of the Berlin Academy. Even at this early stage he was developing his -calculus, which opened up a new approach to the calculus of variations without recourse to Euler's geometric considerations. Soon afterwards, Lagrange co-founded a scientific society, which later grew into the Royal Academy of Science of Turin. Its journal, Miscellanea Taurinensia, first appeared in 1759 and contained some of his most important work on the calculus of variations and analytical mechanics" (Landmark Writings, p. 209). "In volume 1 of the Mélanges de Turin are Lagrange's 'Recherches sur la méthode de maximis et minimis,' really an introduction to the memoir [V] in volume 2 on the calculus of variations... Another short memoir, 'Sur l'intégration d'une équation différentielle à différences finies, qui contient la théorie des suites récurrentes' (pp. 33-42) was cited by Lagrange in 1776 as an introduction to investigations on the calculus of probabilities that he was unable to develop for lack of time. "'Recherches sur la nature et la propagation du son' constitutes a thorough and extensive study of a question much discussed at the time. In it Lagrange displays an astonishing erudition. He had read and pondered the writings of Newton, Daniel Benoulli, Taylor. Euler, and Alembert; and his own contribution to the problem of vibrating strings makes him the equal of his predecessors" (DSB). This paper presented "a new approach to the problem of the vibrating string, where the string is first represented as a discrete system of n particles, and n is then allowed to tend to infinity. Using this method Lagrange argued that Euler was right to allow a large class of 'functions,' both 'continuous' and 'discontinuous,' as solutions of the problem, whereas D'Alembert had maintained that only 'continuous functions' (that is, curves expressed by a single equation) could count as solutions" (Princeton Companion, p. 751). "Work of the same order is presented in 'Nouvelles recherches sur la nature et la propagation du son' and 'Additions aux premiéres recherches,' both published in volume 2 of the Mélanges. His most important contribution to this volume, though, is 'Essai d'une nouvelle méthode pour déterminer les maxima et les minima des formules intégrales indéfinies,' a rather brief memoir in which Lagrange published his analytic techniques of the calculus of variations. Here he developed the insights contained in his Latin letter to Euler of 1755 and added two appendixes, one dealing with minimal surfaces and the other with polygons of maximal area. Although published in 1762, the memoir and its first appendix were written before the end of 1759. "'Application de la méthode précédente à la solution de différens problèmes de dynamique' made the principle of least action, joined with the theorem of forces vives (or vis viva), the very foundation of dynamics. Rather curiously, Lagrange no longer used the expression "least action", which he had employed until then, a minor failing due, perhaps, to the death of Maupertuis. This memoir heralded the Mécanique analytique of 1788 in its style and in the breadth of the author's views. "Volume 3 of the Mélanges de Turin contains 'Solution de différents problèmes de calcul integral.' An early section treats the integration of a general affine equation of arbitrary order. Lagrange here employed his favorite tool, integration by parts. He reduced the solution of the equation with second member to that of the equation without second member. This discovery dates--as we know from the correspondence with d'Alembert--from about the end of 1764" (DSB). Goldstine points out that this paper also contains a profound study of the question of which functions are representable as Fourier series (although Lagrange does not address the question of convergence) - more than half a century before Fourier. "The question which I need to examine here consists of determining if all the curves which are possible solutions of the vibrating string problem as set out on M. D'Alembert's theory are representable or not [as Fourier series]" (quoted in Goldstine, p. 155). Volume 3 also contain five papers by Euler. H. Goldstine, A History of Numerical Analysis, 1977; I. Grattan-Guinness, Convolutions in French Mathematics, 1800-1840, Vol. I, 1990; I. Grattan-Guinness (ed.), Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, 2005; T. Gowers (ed.), The Princeton Companion to Mathematics, 2010; C. Fraser, 'J. L. Lagrange's early contributions to the principles and methods of mechanics,' Archive for History of Exact Sciences 28 (1983), 197-241. Three vols., 4to (233 x 175 mm), bound in two uniform contemporary vellum, manuscript lettering and old paper lalbels to spines, all edges died in red, bookplates from the Royal Military Academy in Austria (stamped out), rubber stamps to title, very clean and fresh throughout. A fine and fully complete set, rare.

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        The castle of Otranto, a Gothic story

      Early Reprint London printed for William Bathoe in the Strand, M.DCC.LXVI. [1766] 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. Near Fine 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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        Naamlyst gesteld naar 't alphabeth van alle de commandeurs, die sederd den jaare 1700. op Groenland en sedert den jaare 1719. op de Straad Davids, voor Holland hebben gevaren.Zaandam, for the author, by Jan Broekhuysen, 1753. 8vo. Contemporary decorated paper wrappers, preserved in half cloth chemise and matching slipcase.

      - JBC III, p. 1766; Sabin 76854; STCN (1 copy); WorldCat (2 other copies). Extremely rare first edition of a list of Dutch data concerning the whaling trade in and around Greenland, compiled by Gerrit van Sante (1728-1779). The book was designed with blank spance to add new data in the years following 1753. The present copy has been updated, probably by the first owner, till the year 1761. Besides the names of the commanders for every Dutch voyage to Greenland and the Davis Strait and the names of the directors for whom they sailed, it also includes an annual record of the number of whales caught, tonnes of blubber and barrels of whale oil, both for each commander individually and for the industry as a whole. "Van Sante understood completely the enormous economic importance of whaling for the Netherlands, and mentions the results of every voyage of every ship" (Catalogue library of G.J. Honig). "Greenland" is broadly interpreted to include the waters around Spitsbergen and Jan Mayen Island, and the Davis Strait fleets (fishing between Greenland and America) are not separately recorded until 1719. With manuscript owner's inscription, the warrant signature of the author on the back of the title-page, and manuscript additions throughout. Otherwise in very good condition and wholly untrimmed.

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        Conchyliogie systématique et classification méthodique des coquilles; .Paris, F. Schoell, 1808-1810. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 261 woodcut illustrations of shells (most nearly full-page). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, red ribbon marker.

      - BMC NH, p. 1340; Dance 87; Junk, Thesaurus (Cat 278)104; Nissen, ZBI 1080. Scarce work with interesting and well-executed plates, drawn and engraved by the author himself, the French naturalist Pierre Denys de Montfort (1766-1820). With this work the author wanted to ease ''the study of shells and their arrangement in the cabinet'' (Junk). A third volume, covering the Dissivalves, Multivalves and Bivalves, was planned but never published.Spines damaged and covers used but inside clean. Study of shells in fine condition.

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        Veduta della fonte e delle Spelonche d'Egeria four della porta Capena or di S. Seb.no

      1766. - TERZO STATO DI CINQUE - Acquaforte e bulino, 1766, firmata in lastra . Esemplare della tiratura romana postuma. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana (Hind n. 4), con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell'autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. "- THIRD STATE OF FIVE- Etching and engraving, 1766, signed on plate. Example from the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB"", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building." Roma Rome Hind 80, III/V; Focillon 782. 695 405

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        Voyage de Mons. Olof Torée[,] Aumonier de la Compagnie Suedoise des Indes Orientales, fait à Surate, à la Chine &c.Milan, Reycends brothers, 1771.With:(2) ECKEBERG, Carl Gustaf. Précis historique de l'économie rurale des Chinois.Milan, Reycends brothers, 1771.(3) BLACKFORD, Dominique de. Précis de l'état actuel des colonies Angloises dans l'Amérique Septentrionale. Milan, Reycends brothers, 1771. 3 works in 1 volume. 12mo. Contemporary French mottled calf, gold-tooled spine.

      - Cat. Goldsmith I, 10721 (ad 1), 10732 (ad 2), 10762 (ad 3); China Illustrata Nova I, 559 and 556 (ad 1 and 2); Cordier, Sinica, col. 2098 (all 3 works); Sabin 5691 (ad3). Ad 1-2: First French editions of two books about China, especially interesting for their botanical and agricultural information, bound with (ad 3): the first and only edition of their translator's book on the English colonies, including a 31-page French ''translation of Benjamin's Franklin's evidence before the House of Commons Commitee of 1766 on the Stamp Act'' (Cat. Goldsmith). This last is particularly rare.Torén (1718-1753), a botanist who served as chaplain to a Swedish East India Company voyage to China and India in the years 1750 and 1752, recounted his voyage in a series of letters in Swedish to his former professor Linnaeus in Uppsala. Eckeberg (1716-1784), a captain for the Swedish East India Company but trained as physician and chemist, was another friend of Linnaeus and brought him numerous natural history specimens collected during his voyages. Blackford's book contains an account of the countries he visited and is a classic in the North American travel literature. Very good copies. Ad 1 with two small excisions in the head margin restored, not affecting the text. Backstrip slightly damaged, the hinges cracked, and the inside front hinge reinforced, but the binding is structurally sound and most of the tooling clear

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        Dei delitti e delle pene. Edizione sesta di nuovo corretta ed accresciuta

      s.t, 1766. 8vo (cm. 18,3), 1 c.nn., 314 pp., 3 cc.nn. (di cui l’ultima bianca). Antiporta allegorica calcografica e fregio inciso in rame al frontespizio. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con angoli (minime tracce d’usura). Fili e titolo oro su tassello al ds. Tagli rossi. Ex libris al contropiatto anteriore. Ottimo esemplare. Firpo, Edizioni Dei delitti e delle pene: ‘Si tratta probabilmente di una contraffazione dell’edizione impressa a Parigi, per conto di Giovan Claudio Molini, nell’autunno 1766’. Raro.

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        Essai sur les maladies qui attaquent le plus communement les gens de mer

      Marseille, J. Mossy, 1766. 1766, 1766, in-12, de XVI, 360 et (2) pages, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs, Première édition, fort rare. L'ouvrage fut réédité et augmenté en 1782 sous le titre Avis aux gens de mer sur leur santé, le nom de l'auteur figurait alors sur la page de titre. Guillaume Mauran, "Maitre es Arts et en Chirurgie", était médecin et officier municipal de la commune de Saint-Chamas dans le Vaucluse. Nous ne connaissons que sa date de mort, octobre 1793. Il divise son ouvrage en deux parties : les maladies internes (mal de mer, scorbut, rhumatisme, fièvres putrides, coliques, choléra-morbus, peste, etc.) et externes (plaies, contusions, fractures, brûlure, hernies, morsures, etc...), l'ensemble étant parsemé d'observations et de narrations d'expériences vécues. L'ouvrage s'achève sur une liste des formules des remèdes, indiqués au sein de l'ouvrage. Intérieur frais. Wellcome IV, p.84

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        A BRIEF NARRATIVE OF THE INDIAN CHARITY-SCHOOL, IN LEBANON IN CONNECTICUT, NEW ENGLAND. FOUNDED AND CARRIED ON BY THAT FAITHFUL SERVANT OF GOD THE REV. MR. ELEAZAR WHEELOCK

      London: Printed by J. and W. Oliver, 1766. 48pp. Gathered signatures, string-tied as issued. Foxing on the initial and final leaves, cleaner internally. Good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. The first issue of this British pamphlet which attempted to raise funds and approval for Eleazar Wheelock's Indian school in Connecticut. It was likely prepared by the Rev. Nathaniel Whitaker in connection with his visit to Britain with Samson Occum in 1766-68. Whitaker was a minister in Norwich, Connecticut, and Occum was a Mohegan Indian who became a Presbyterian minister. This volume reviews the history of Wheelock's institution from 1754 to 1762, and discusses the origins of the school and defends the missionary endeavor. It also contains several letters of support for the institution from colonial notables. The school, founded by Wheelock, opened in 1754 under the name of Moors Charity School. In 1772 it was removed to Hanover, where it formed the germ of the institution that became Dartmouth College. A second edition of this title contains an appendix not included in this first edition. FIELD 1640 (2nd edition, with added appendix). HOWES W327, "aa." SABIN 103202. STREETER SALE 4062 (as part of a sammelband of Wheelock's reports).

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        The Oeconomical Table, an Attempt towards ascertaining and exhibiting the Source, Progress, and Employment of Riches, With Explanations, by the Friend of Mankind, the celebrated Marquis de Mirabeau. Translated from the French.

      London: for W. Owen, 1766 - Octavo (201 x 125 mm). Contemporary tree sheep, flat spine very elaborately tooled gilt, red morocco label. Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Front joint cracked and rear joint cracking, but cords sound. Some surface worming to the covers; a very fine copy. Six folding tables. Engraved armorial Frankland bookplate to the front pastedown. First edition in English of Quesnay's Tableau économique, originally published in French in 1758, "a most remarkable analysis of the economic condition of his country" (Palgrave). The Tableau économique "is the most important and famous work of Physiocracy and has often been regarded as a summary of the entire corpus of Physiocratic economics. The Tableau has also been regarded as the analytical synthesis of the logical structure of Quesnay's economics, or at least as its most relevant aspect. The Tableau économique is one of those works in the history of economics which have often been regarded as an anticipation of modern theories. The Tableau has been considered a first rough presentation of Keynes's multiplier and as a sort of general equilibrium system of a Walrasian type. For others, the Tableau is an input-output table. Because of the Tableau, Quesnay has been regarded as an early econometrician. The Tableau has also been interpreted as the first classical system of price determination, thus anticipating Marx's reproduction schemes and Sraffa's price system." (Giovanni Vaggi in The New Palgrave). The anonymous translator dedicates the translation to the farmers of England, stating that it was "undertaken chiefly with a view of setting the superior use and advantages of agriculture to their country in a clear light, as the original was to prove the absolute necessity of it to France". A very fine copy of a work that is surprisingly scarce in commerce; this is the second copy we have handled in 30 years. Goldsmiths' 10154; Higgs 3624; Kress 6367. Not in Mattioli or Sraffa. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Landschaft am Genfer See mit Schloß Chillon.

      - Aquarell mit Ritzungen, über Bleistift, mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf cremefarbenem strukturiertem Papier, rechts unten signiert und datiert „Nigg 850", verso bezeichnet „Chateau Chillon". 11:14,7 cm. – Kleine Fehlstelle an der rechten oberen Ecke. Der bedeutende Porzellan- und Blumenmaler Joseph Nigg studierte an der Wiener Akademie bei Johann Baptist Drechsler (1766-1811). 1804 und 1806 gewann er 1. Preise, von 1800-1848 war er an der Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur tätig. Seit 1824 beteiligte er sich mehrfach und erfolgreich an den Jahresausstellungen der Wiener Akademie.

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        Political treatises, on the following subjects:

      4to., 138(4)133(1)125(3)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, and with two folding engraved plates of Toulon and its "projected out work" and dockyards, but wanting the separate title-page to the Police of France, discarded presumably as superfluous by an early owner, bound in contemporary calf, rather scratched and worn, well rebacked in the 20th century, the spine with raised bands and contrasting labels lettered in gilt. A very good sound copy with the early 19th century armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Cornelius, 2nd Viscount Lismore.Publisher: London: printed and sold by T. Harrison ..... and by J. Robson.Year: 1766Edition: First collected edition: apparently very scarce (CambridgeRipley CastleKressLillyLib. of Congress in ESTC). Kress 6365. Higgs 3626.

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        Recherches sur les altérations que la résistance de l'éther peut produire dans le mouvement moyen des planètes

      (1), de 6 à 66, (1), (1bl)pp. Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1766, in-4, (1), de 6 à 66, (1), (1bl)pp, cartonnage moderne papier imit. époque, LALANDE, 494; POGGENDORFF, I, 249. PREMIERE EDITION. Intéressante pièce que Lalande juge sévèrement; selon lui, la résistance de l'éther que Bossut adoptait pour cause de l'accélération est connue aujourd'hui pour n'avoir pas de fondement. Ce mémoire qui a obtenu le prix proposé par l'Académie Royale des Sciences pour l'année 1762 n'a été publié qu'en 1766; il sera joint au recueil des prix de cette académie (T.8) publié chez Panckoucke en 1771. Exemplaire sans page de titre

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