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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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        [FASCINATING MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT, A CONTEMPORARY EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF A CONFRONTATION WITH THE PAXTON BOYS]

      [N.p., near Lancaster, Pa.], 1766. [3]pp. Folio. Couple small chips touching a few words, circular smudge costing a few words, long split along the center fold. Good. A fascinating manuscript document, being a contemporary copy of an affidavit given before William Allen, Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania, by Jacob Whisler, a Mennonite yeoman charged with administering unsold land at Conestoga Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The affidavit describes an angry confrontation between Whisler and the Paxton Boys, a group of Scots-Irish frontiersmen who formed a vigilante group to retaliate against American Indians in the aftermath of the French and Indian War and Pontiac's Rebellion, over land in what was then referred to as "Indian Town." The affidavit was likely executed by a court clerk, and bears the facsimile signatures of Whisler and Allen at the conclusion. The document reads, in part: "...on Friday last the 17th day of this Instant January in the Morning [Whisler] having occasion to go to Abraham Hare's Mill...saw there Robert Poke (who came to live on part of the said Indian Town Land soon after the said Indians were destroyed by the Company of People commonly Called the Paxton Men as was generally reported and understood) and saw the said Robert Poke get from the said Abraham Hare, a kegg of Spiritous Liquor which this Affirmant afterwards understood and believes was for the use of a Company of the said People called Paxton Men, who met that day at the House on the said Indian Town land which was built by the said Poke, and the said Paxton Men at or near the Site of the Cabin late belonging to the Indian called Jo Hayes who was killed there...that this affirmant on his return from the said Mill in the afternoon was told by his wife that Thomas Fisher...had been at this Affirmant's house...that a great Company of the Paxton Men were...at Poke's and that the said Fisher wanted this affirmant to come to his House.... [Whisler] there found a large Company of Men with Horses being about 25 or 30 as this affirmant computed, many of them having Powder Horns and Pouches and several of them Guns...one of them, a young Man, who called himself the Captain...demanded of this Affirmant in a very angry, outrageous, & menacing manner to know what authority he had to place the said Thomas Fisher on the said Indian Land or to meddle therewith, to which he answered that he had the Governor's Commission or Written Orders to oversee and take Care of the said land, whereupon the said Young Man and several others of the said Company in the like angry and menacing Manner insisted on his shewing them his said Commission or Orders, to which he replied that he had them not with him and that he did not choose to shew them to all that Company least they should take or destroy them but that if they would send 2 or 3 of their Company with him to his house, he would there shew them his Orders; and thereupon the said Young Man and an Elderly Man...joining the said two others went with this Affirmant to his House, & he there produced to them his said Commission or Orders, which when they had read they all said and insisted that the said Commission or Orders were good for nothing & that the Governor had no power to give any such orders, and that he nor the Proprietors had any [rights] to that Land, but that it belonged to the Indians...killed there, and that they (meaning the said Company)...the best right to it & would have and keep it in Spite of the Governor and Proprietors, and insisted in the like angry & menacing manner that this Affirmant should give up and concern himself no further with the said Land and not let the Governor or the Prop.rs Agents know any thing of their the said Company's proceedings respecting the same...and that on their returning to this Affirmant his said papers the said elderly man called him aside and in a pretended friendly manner advised him by all means to have nothing more to do with the said Land, but quit it entirely for that if he did concern himself any farther with it...he might depend upon it that they would do him great Mischief ... And [Whisler] saith that the said Young Man and elderly Man who called themselves the heads or Leaders of the said Company then told this Affirmant that all the said Company had sworn to obey and stand by them, and would approve of every thing which they the said Leaders should do about the said Lands...." The Paxton Boys, organized by the "Fighting Parson" John Elder, are best known for murdering twenty members of the Susquehannock tribe, known as the Conestoga, in a reign of terror that would come to be known as the Conestoga Massacre. After the group attacked a Conestoga settlement in December 1763, killing six, the remaining Native Americans were given sanctuary in Lancaster. The Paxton Boys then raided the town and killed, scalped, and dismembered six adults and eight children. In January 1764, the Paxton Boys, in a move filled with the most head-shaking irony, marched toward Philadelphia with about 250 men to challenge the government for failing to protect THEM. Benjamin Franklin led a group of civic leaders to meet them in Germantown, then a separate settlement northwest of the city, and hear their grievances. After the leaders agreed to read the men's pamphlet of issues before the colonial legislature, the mob agreed to disperse. Many colonists were outraged about the December killings of innocent Conestoga, describing the murders as more savage than those committed by natives. Benjamin Franklin's "Narrative of the Late Massacres" concluded with noting that the Conestoga would have been safe among any other people on earth, no matter how primitive, except for the "'white savages' from Peckstang and Donegall!" A rare contemporary account of this sad and brutal moment in American history, detailing the all-too-common tensions between Native Americans and European settlers in America.

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        L‘observateur distrait. Kupferstich nach einem Gemälde von F. Mieris. Dedie a Monsieur Vincent Lienau, Negociant a Bordeaux. D‘apres le tableau original qui est dans le cabinet de M. de Peters, Peintre de S. A. R. le Prince Charles de Lorraine, Gouverneur des Pays Bas

      Paris 1766 - ca. 29 x 21 cm, mit Wappen, im Biedermeier-Holzrahmen, hinter Glas ---hübscher Rahmen, hübsche Darstellung eines Kindes Seifenblasen produzierend +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++

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        Recherches sur la population des généralités d'Auvergne, de Lyon, de Rouen et de quelques provinces et villes du royaume, avec des réfléxions sur la valeur du Bled tant en France qu'en Angleterre

      [8]-330-[6] pages A Paris, chez Durand, 1766, in-4, [8]-330-[6] pages, cartonnage d'attente gris de l'époque, Édition originale rare de cet ouvrage de démographie qui contredit les théories de Mirabeau et de Quesnay sur la dépopulation de la France : "La plupart des auteurs politiques, dont les écrits ont été publiés depuis quelques années, ont assuré une dépopulation dans le royaume, & n'en ont apporté aucune preuve", juge t-il en avertissement. Les Recherches, rédigées entre l'été 1763 et les premiers mois de 1765, poursuivent les travaux de dénombrement des naissances, mariages et décès entrepris par La Michodière, dont Messance fut le secrétaire de Cabinet en 1759, pour ses généralités d'Auvergne, de Lyon et de Rouen. Plus tard, lorsqu'il publie ses Nouvelles Recherches (1788), Messance réaffirme le caractère pionnier de son travail et se targue d'avoir été à l'origine du recensement annuel, ordonné par le gouvernement aux intendants dans leurs généralités : ses Recherches auraient abattu le "système de la dépopulation", "comme le jour chasse la nuit, et la lumière les ténèbres" (Nouvelles recherches, p. 1). A la vérité, c'est surtout à Morand et à Condorcet que l'on doit la victoire définitive qui mettra un terme au système de Quesnay, avec leurs travaux publiés dans les Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences en 1774. Arithméticien politique tombé dans l'oubli, Louis Messance est né à Clermont-Ferrand en 1734 ; à l'âge de 25 ans, il entre au service de La Michodière à Lyon. Juste après avoir achevé la rédaction des Recherches sur la population, il obtient la charge de receveur dans l'élection de Saint-Etienne. Il ne publie plus rien jusqu'en 1788, date où paraissent des Nouvelles Recherches (Lyon, Perisse) qui mettent en doute, cette fois-ci, l'ouvrage de Necker sur l'Administration des finances (1784). Au moment de la Révolution, Messance perd sa charge de receveur. Il se rend à Paris en 1790, où il tente de se mettre au service de l'Assemblée nationale en publiant une petite plaquette d'Hommage (Paris, Pottier) qui propose un remède à la crise financière grâce à un projet de "tontine perpétuelle", mais qui passe inaperçu. En 1791, il rencontre Lavoisier qui lui suggère quelques idées pour la rédaction d'un ouvrage sur la nouvelle fiscalité ; il lui en envoie le manuscrit, le Plan d'un bureau, qui ne sera jamais publié. Messance meurt à Montrouge en 1796. Bel exemplaire, intérieur frais. INED, 3152. Éric Briansem et Christine Thérésem, "Fortune et infortunes de Louis Messance (2 janvier 1734-19 avril 1796)", in Population, 1998, Volume 53, Numéro 1 pp. 45-69.

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        Recherches sur la Population des Généralités d'Auvergne, de Lyon, de Rouen, et de quelques Provinces et Villes du Royaume, avec des Réflexions sur la valeur du bled tant en France qu'en Angleterre de 1674 jusqu'en 1764.

      chez Durand, A Paris 1766 - 1 vol. in-4 de (8)-330-(6) pp., veau blond glacé, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin brun, tranches rouges (reliiure de l'époque). Édition originale. Rare et importante critique des travaux de Quesnay et de Mirabeau. « Messance revendique clairement la paternité de l'ouvrage rédigé entre l'été 1763 et les premiers mois de 1765, tout en reconnaissant le rôle initiateur de La Michodière. Son honnêteté ne semble pas devoir être mise en doute. Il prend soin de préciser, par exemple, que les Réflexions sur le prix des grains, imprimées à la fin des Recherches, et qui lui ont valu d'être cité de façon élogieuse par Adam Smith dans sa Richesse des nations (1776), ne sont pas de lui, bien qu'il n'en indique point l'auteur pour autant. Outre bien affirmer que les Recherches sont siennes, Messance insiste sur leur caractère pionnier [.] Ainsi conclut-il : Il est donc bien démontré que c'est aux Recherches, publiées en 1766, que l'on doit les connaissances acquises sur la Population de la France. Elle auraient définitivement abattu le Système de Dépopulation [.] comme le jour chasse la nuit, et la lumière les ténèbres » (E. Brian & Ch. Théré, Fortune et infortunes de Louis Messance, in Population). Très bel exemplaire. INED, 3152 ; Einaudi, 3152 ; Kress, 6364 ; Goldsmith, 10185. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Poems by C. Churchill

      London: John Churchill and W. Flexney 1766 - 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A simple yet elegant binding with gilt bands and titles. Armorial bookplate. A neat owner's name dated 1821 on the title page and the publisher and executor, John Churchill, has signed his name at the end of the work. A fine edition of the works of this celebrated satirist and poet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1766 Illustrated English ed Don Quixote Spanish Cervantes Chivalry Jarvis 4v SET

      London : Printed for J. and R. Tonson in the Strand, and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, MDCCLXVI. [1766] - 1766 Illustrated English ed Don Quixote Spanish Cervantes Chivalry Jarvis 4v SET Beautiful Bindings & 31 Full-Page Engravings! A very solid and impressive 4-volume set of Cervantes’ Don Quixote, translated into English. Don Quixote fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It follows the adventures of Alonso Quixano, an hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthly wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote is met by the world as it is, initiating such themes as intertextuality, realism, metatheatre, and literary representation. Main author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Charles Jarvis Title: The life and exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. : Translated from the original Spanish of Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra. By Charles Jarvis, Esq ; The whole carefully revised and corrected, with a new translation of the poetical parts by another hand. The fourth edition. Published: London : Printed for J. and R. Tonson in the Strand, and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, MDCCLXVI. [1766] Language: English Notes & contents: • 4th edition, stated • 4 volume set • Illustrated with 31 full-page engravings • Exquisite leather binding! FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all xliii + 280 + 311 + 300 + 355 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : Printed for J. and R. Tonson in the Strand, and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, MDCCLXVI. [1766] Size: ~7in X 4in (17.5cm x 10cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $1250 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Interesting Historical Events, relative to the Provinces of Bengal, and the Empire of Indostan

      T. Beckett and P. A. De Hondt, London 1766 - 8vo [4], 233; [6], 152; [4], 227 pp. Three parts bound together with separate title pages (1766, 1767, 1771). The First Part is a second edition, with a Supplement. Nine folding engraved maps and folding plates. Full leather bibinding, spine worn and torn to top. With red label. Previous owner bookplate. Clean text and plates throughout. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kupferstich - Karte, n. Rizzi Zannoni b. Homann Erben, "Novia Landgraviatus Turgoviae . 1766".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1766, 1769, 47,5 x 59 Sandler, S. 150; Blumer, Nr. 256 S. - Unten links die Titelkartusche. Oben rechts kleine Insetansicht des Rheinfalls bei Schaffhausen. Zeigt das Gebiet südlich des Bodensees mit Schaffhausen, Thurgau, Kanton Appenzell usw.

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        Sammlung nützlicher Machinen und Instrumenten nebst deren Erklärung aus dem Französischen, Englischen und andern Sprachen ins Teutsche übersezt.:

      Nürnberg, Henning, 1766 - 3 Tle. von 5 Tln. Fol. 3 gest. Titel, 120 S., m. 77 (v. 86) num. Darstellungen a. 53 meist gefalt. Kupfertaf. HLdr.m. RVerg., (etw. ber., Kapitale bestossen, neuere Deckelbezüge). Holzmann/B. IV, 433; vgl. Engelmann 320 (ausg. 1747-1752). - Seltenes und interessantes Werk über die technischen Errungenschaften der Zeit. Die Kupfer mit sehr schönen Darstellungen von Wasserrädern, Steinsägen, Wasserpumpen, Hebe-Werkzeugen, Papiermühlen, astronomischen Instrumenten, usw. - Es fehlen die Seiten 11-14 und die Tafeln 4-9, 18, 80 und 81. - Einige Tafeln m. hinterlegten Einrissen, etw. fingerfl., erste Tafel wasserr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Canton Bern sive Illustris Helvetiorum Respublica Bernensis cum Subditis huis et confinibus recenter delineata a Gabriele Walsero edentibus Homannianis Heredibus.

      Nürnberg, Hommans Erben, 1766. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte, Kartusche mit Berner Wappen, Plattengrösse 47 x 56 cm, Blattgrösse 53 x 62 cm Nur stellenweise gering fleckig. - Blumer 256 B.

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        London and Westminster Improved, Illustrated by Plans. To which is Prefixed, a Discourse on Publick Magnificence; with Observations on the State of Arts and Artists in this Kingdom, wherein the Study of Polite Arts is Recommended as Necessary to a Liberal Education. Concluded by Some Proposals Relative to Places not Laid Down in the Plans

      London: Printed for the Author, 1766. First edition. 4to. xvi, 132 pp. Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label, discreet book label with the name "Blenheim" to the rear pastedown. Four folding handcoloured plans. Slight scuffing to the boards, neat repairs to the spine, very good. John Gwynn (1713-1786) was born in Shrewsbury and originally trained as a carpenter, later turning towards architecture, a subject in which he was purportedly self-taught. He published a number of books on art and architecture from the early 1740s onwards, of which this was his "last and most important work" (Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1660-1840). Rather than providing a record of how London was in his day, Gwynn provided a blueprint for it how it should be developed anew. He railed against the ad-hoc and haphazard way in which the metropolis had been built up as a result of circumstance and rampant private and commercial interests, arguing for a more aesthetic, considered and holistic rebuilding much in line with Sir Christopher Wren's plans a hundred years earlier. Gwynn lived in London for many years and submitted proposals for a number of significant public works in the city, including being shortlisted for the building of Blackfriars Bridge, for which his close friend Samuel Johnson published several articles supporting his candidature. However none of these were adopted. Whilst his proposals in this book went unheeded and were, for a long time, largely forgotten, Gwynn's vision proved quite prescient with developments such as "Nash's Regent Street, Rennie's Waterloo Bridge, the Thames Embankment, and Trafalgar Square... all foreshadowed in this prophetic... work". (Colvin) His designs for public works in other English towns, principally bridges, were taken up and with enthusiasm. These included Magdalen Bridge in Oxford and a new bridge in Worcester, for which he was granted freedom of the city in gratitude. An attractive copy of this wonderful book, regarded by John Summerson as "one of the most remarkable books ever written about the planning and architecture of London"

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        Establishment of Officers, Pensioners, &c. Belonging to the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich; With their Annual Salaries, Wages, and Allowances

      London: T. Harrison, 1766. First edition. Half Morocco. Very Good Plus. Scarce record of the nitty gritty of hospital management from the mid-18th century. No copies located on OCLC First Search. 8vo. 23 by 18 cm. 32 pp. With note, in calligraphically neat hand, dated 1795, on FEP.

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        Set of six prints].

      Edward Rooker, Queen's Court, Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 20 February, 1766]. 20 February, 1766]., [London, - Paul Sandby's 'London Views' - Proofs before letters A set of six engravings with etching. In late 1766, the printmaker and publisher Edward Rooker began taking subscriptions for "Several Views in London and Westminster," scenes in and around Covent Garden and Whitehall as well as of Blackfriars Bridge "as it was in July" of that year. A view of Horse Guards and a further Covent Garden scene were added to this set of four urban prospects in early 1768. While Rooker himself undertook the etching of these ambitious plates, and probably also composed the perspective view of the bridge in mid-construction, the scenes were largely after designs by two of the leading figures of the London art world, Paul and Thomas Sandby. The design for the view of Horse-guards was attributed to Michael "Angelo" Rooker, the printmaker's son, though this may well also be after the Sandbys. The views comprise:[1. Whitehall Court with part of the Banqueting House (erroneously called Scotland Yard in the titled impression)] Jones's Banqueting House, the only remnant of the Palace of Westminster, destroyed by fire in 1698, is seen from a court in Whitehall. It towers over an enclosed but untidy space, one that presented "nothing more than a scene of desolation and deformity" animated here largely by servants and river men. Scotland Yard had been a place of residence for Jones and Sir Christopher Wren as well as having literary connections, with the royalist poet and surveyor Sir John Denham and also with the playwright and architect Sir John Vanbrugh. Vanbrugh's house there, erected on the site and out of the bricks and stones of the ruined palace, despite attempts by Wren to block construction, was satirized by Jonathan Swift in Van's House (published about 1703-10), which is being discussed by two men in the foreground of the Sandbys' design. An original drawing of the courtyard, now in the collection of the Guildhall Library, London, is almost certainly attributable to the elder Sandby. [2. Part of the Bridge at Blackfriars] Edward Rooker's view, in which neither Sandby appears to have had a hand, alludes to a still more contentious public building project. "Blackfriars had been commissioned by the Corporation of London as the city's tribute to "the glorious summer" of 1759 and so originally named Pitt Bridge, with the adjacent streets to be called (in honour of the great earl and architect of the nation's imperial triumphs) Chatham Place, William Street, and Earl Street. A dedicatory inscription to Pitt, described by Horace Walpole as of a "very Roman air, though very unclassically expressed," pronounced the bridge "a monument of this city's affection to the man who, by the strength of his genius? recovered, augmented, and secured the British Empire in Asia, Africa, and America, and restored the ancient reputation and influence of his country amongst the nations of Europe.". However, in the wake of the controversial Peace of Paris, which concluded the Seven Years' War, the monastic locality asserted its prior right and the bridge became known as Blackfriars. Robert Mylne's startling design, which had included statuary commemorating naval victories, was stripped back. His sculptural program fell victim to spiralling costs, although the changed political climate, marked by the removal of the hawkish Pitt from office, also made the bellicosity of its imagery appear dated" (Bonehill).[3. The Horse Guards]The new Horse Guards was built by John Vardy after a design by William Kent. "Framed by a decrepit archway - possibly the medieval gate that features at the far end of the Scotland Yard scene - conveys a sense of the cramped confines of the city streets bemoaned by contemporaries, the lack of striking vistas afforded by existing layouts. There is also the familiar rough mix of people, including a blind beggar and a family of brush-sellers loaded with wares, and two fashionably dressed women as well as horse-guards standing sentry[?] Rooker the younger's

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         A Plan of Hartford.

      London, A. Dury, 1766. 430 x 569 mm. Plan de la ville de Hertford située dans le comté du Hetfordshire, au nord de Londres, gravée par Cheevers et ornée d'un cartouche de titre. Condition parfaite.

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        1- [VOLTAIRE]. Traité sur la tolérance. S.l., s.n., 1764. iv, 191 p. 2- [MALVAUX (Pierre Claude)]. L'Accord de la Religion et de l'humanité sur l'intolérance. S.l., s.n., 1762. xxiij, (1), 155 p.

      - 2 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-12, demi-maroquin acajou, dos à 4 nerfs orné de filets à froid et de fleurons doré, titre doré, tranches rouges (reliure du XIXe siècle). 1-Edition française que Bengesco croit parisienne et qui est conforme au texte de l'originale. "Exemplaire de la pensée, de la démarche et de l’écriture de Voltaire. Une cause juste, toujours actuelle, admirablement défendue ( ). Voltaire écrivain et militant, tel qu’en lui-même" (J. Goulemot in: 'Inventaire Voltaire', p. 1340). Le 'Traité' était déjà considéré par les éditeurs de Kehl comme l'un des ouvrages fondamentaux de Voltaire et du combat des Lumières. Il fut mis à l'index le 3 février 1766. (Bengesco, n° 1693.5. Voltaire à la B.N., n° 3979). 2- Edition originale de cette apologie de l’intolérance, fondé, selon l'abbé Malvaux, sur le postulat qu’il est de l'essence de toute vérité de ne pas tolérer le principe contradictoire: "la vérité est essentiellement une, et par conséquent essentiellement intolérante". Intéressante réunion de ces deux textes, publiés simultanément et que tout oppose, comme un résumé des débats ouverts par l'affaire Calas. Bon exemplaire, bien relié. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Iconologie Tirée de divers Auteurs. Ouvrage Utile aux Gens de Lettres, aux Poëtes, aux Artistes, & généralement à tous les Amateurs des Beaux-Arts

      Jean-Thomas de Trattnern, Imprimeur et Libraire de la Cour, Vienna 1766 - [16], 203, [1], [8]; [4], [2], 219, [9]; [2], 208, [8]pp, including 630 engraved emblematic illustrations. Contemporary calf, covered with a hand-sewn embroidered book jacket, patterned paper pastedowns. A lovely 18th century emblem book, with an embroidered book cover with an emblem-like design. First octavo edition, preceded by a folio edition published in Parma in 1759. Known for his work as a sculptor, the present work is arguably Boudard's most enduring masterpiece, containing over six hundred engraved emblematic illustrations. The work is organized alphabetically, creating a visual dictionary of vices, virtues, emotions, professions and more. The embroidered book covering, likely from the early 20th century, is a colorful depiction of a man (front cover) and woman (rear cover), with birds, flowers, trees and buildings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Von dem Bau und der Natur der Gewächse. Mit 14 Kupfertafeln.

      IX, 654 S., 14, tls. kolorierte, Kupfertafeln. Marmorierter Pappbd. mit Rückenschildchen. Kanten und Rücken schwach beschabt. Vorsätze und Tafeln (tls.) etwas braun- stockfleckig. Dennoch insg. ordentliches Exemplar. Sprengel, 1766-1833, galt als einer der vielseitigsten und gelehrtesten Botaniker seiner Zeit neben zahlreichen botanischen Werken veröffentlichte er auch medizinische Arbeiten, die ebenfalls hohe Anerkennung fanden. (s.a. ADB 35, 296-298.). - Die meisten Zeichnungen basieren auf mikroskopisch vergrößerte Zellschnitte und Pflanzenteile (S. 638-646 mit Erklärungsteil der Tafeln).

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        Mein Antheil an der Politik. 4 Bände. Band 1 Unter Napoleons Herrschaft.Band 2 Nach Napoleons Fall. Der Congreß zu Wien. Band 3 Der Bundestag. Band 4 In der Einsamkeit.

      236, 393, 256 und 375 S. Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenbeschriftung Anonym erschienene Schrift von Gagerns (1766-1852), dessen Nachname allerdings im ersten Band genannt wird. Sehr hübsche Pappbände mit je einem aufgeklebten Schildchen mit dem Wappen der Adelsfamilie der Grafen von Schönborn Buchheim (In Rot ein auf drei silbernen Spitzen schreitender zweischwänziger blau gekrönter und blau bezungter goldener Löwe.), dessen Exlibris sich in allen 4 Bänden auf dem vorderen Vorsatz befindet. *Nur wenige Kanten und Ecken leicht berieben. Papier teilweise nur minimal stockfleckig, eine Lage im ersten Band leicht gelockert und über den Buchblock rausragend. Besuchen Sie uns auf der 31. Antiquaria in Ludwigsburg vom 26. - 28. Januar 2017.

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        Etrennes Françoises, dédiées à la Ville de Paris; pour l'année jubilaire du Règne de Louis Le Bien-Aimé.

      A Paris, chez Pierre-Guillaume Simon, 1766. - in-4. 1f. 68pp. 8 gravures dont 1 hors-texte et 1 sur 2 pages. Demi-veau à coins, dos à nerfs avec le titre et le nom d'auteur en lettres dorées (reliure postérieure ). Edition Originale. Ce livre fut publié pour rendre hommage au roi Louis XV, à l'occasion du cinquantième anniversaire de son couronnement. L'auteur, qui était prédicateur de la Reine, évoque les différentes marques de son règne à Paris (établissement de l'Ecole Royale Militaire, inauguration de la Statue Equestre de Louis XV, nouvelles halles au grains et farines, pose de la première pierre de la nouvelle église de Sainte-Geneviève) avec de magnifiques gravures finement exécutées par quelques-uns des meilleurs artistes de son temps: Gravelot, Duclos, Chenu, et Saint-Aubin. Le tableau allégorique de la page 62, qui représente la France personnifiée aux pieds du roi, est de l'invention de l'auteur. Il fut dessiné par Gravelot et gravé par Chenu. Exemplaire peut-être lavé, dans une reliure postérieure. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuel du Cavalier, qui renferme les connoissances nécessaires pour conserver le Cheval en santé, & pour le guérir en cas de maladie.

      Paris: G. Desprez, 1766 Second edition. 12mo (13,9 x 7,8 cm). xii, 248, (4) pp. Contemporary marbled calf. Gilt-decorated spine with red morocco letterpiece. Illustrated with 3 engraved plates. Also several woodcut head- and tailpieces. For a full description and more images please visit: www.zaalbooks.nl .

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        Reisen durch die innern Gegenden von Nord-Amerika in den Jahren 1766-68. Aus dem Englischen. Hrsg. von C. D. Ebeling.

      Hamburg, C. E. Bohn, 1780, 1766. XXIV, 455 S. Mit 1 gefalt. Kupferkarte von Pingeling. 8°, marm. Lederband im Stil der Zeit mit blindgepr. RTitel Sabin 11187. Howes C 215. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, erschien 2 Jahre nach der englischen Originalausgabe. - Nach dem Ende der britisch-französischen sowie der Indianerkriege wurde der östliche Teil Minnesotas 1763 britisch. Damit wurde eine grosses Territorium für britische Pelzhändler interessant. "Carver penetrated farther into the West than any other English explorer before the Revolution ... his book stimulated curiosity concerning routes to the Pacific, later satisfied by Mackenzie and Lewis & Clark" (Howes). Die Faltkarte zeigt das Gebiet zwischen den Großen Seen und dem Oberlauf des Mississippi. - Papier altersbedingt minimal gebräunt, die Karte mit Chinapapier sorgfältig hinterlegt. Gutes Exemplar.

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        Lübeckischer Staats-Kalender. - [19 Bände - 1766-1851].

      Konvolut von 19 Bänden. Enthalten sind die Staatskalender auf die Jahre 1766, 1779, 1790, 1792, 1821 bis 1823, 1826 bis 1831, 1833 bis 1835, 1848 und 1850 bis 1851. - Der Kalender für 1766 mit Holzschnitt-Titelvignette (Lübeck-Ansicht), die Kalender für die Jahre 1779, 1790 und 1792 mit gestochener Titelvignette (Lübeck-Ansicht, gezeichnet und gestochen von Pingeling). - Viele der Bände mit gedrucktem Deckelschild, die steifen Broschuren meist mit marmorierten Deckeln. - Berieben und bestoßen, die Rücken teils mit Ausbrüchen an Kopf und Fuß, etwas fleckig, teils stärker fleckig (die Vorsätze und Nachbarseiten fast durchgehend stärker fleckig), vereinzelt Besitzvermerke, zum Teil eselsohrig. Sonst und insgesamt ordentliche Exemplare.

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        L'art du facteur d'orgues.

      [Paris: Desaint et Saillant], 1766, 1770, 1778.4 parties reliées en 3 volumes in-folio; [Première partie]: [i], 142p., 48 planches (sur 52) dont 15 doubles ou dépliantes. Seconde et troisième parties: 143 - 536p., planches numérotées de 53 à 79, dont 4 dépliantes. Quatrième partie: xxxii (Préface, Table générale), 537 - 676p. (et 2 pages en plus dont la pagination est répétée), planches numérotées de 80 à 137 dont 13 dépliantes. Soit un total de 133 planches sur 137. Ensemble broché sous couvertures d'attente en papier gris (quelques restaurations), titre manuscrit sur le premier plat. La quatrième partie comporte des mouillures et moisissures plus ou moins prononcées sur l'ensemble du volume, les deux premières parties sont rongées en coin sur environ 20 feuillets, sans atteinte au texte. Monographie rédigée dans le cadre de la "Description des Arts et Métiers", remarquable inventaire préparé depuis la fin du XVIIème siècle sous la houlette de l'Académie des Sciences et qui ne fut effectivement publié qu'à partir de 1761. La publication fut définitivement arrêtée en 1789 après avoir produit 113 sections ou cahiers largement illustrés décrivant quelque 74 arts et métiers, et "constituent peut-être le plus précieux inventaire à disposition pour l'étude de l'artisanat et des techniques à la naissance de la Révolution industrielle". (Armand Brulhart, "En Français dans le texte").

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        Wörterbuch der Bildersprache oder kurzgefaßte belehrende Angaben symbolischer und allegorischer Bilder und oft damit vermischter Zeichen. Zugleich Versuch eines Zierathwörterbuchs. Mit 3119 lithografirten Monogrammen und einer Charte. Erstausg.

      1 Bl., XXX, [2], 972, 54 S. u. 1 eingefalt. Taf., Gr.-8, Marmoriertes Halbleder d. Zt. Wolfstieg 31624: "Enthält viele alchymistische Zeichen, die namentlich für die Symbolik der Rosenkreuzer wichtig sind." - Die Sammlung symbolischer Sprach-Bilder umfasst nahezu 5000 Eintragungen u. ist v.a. für Künstler aller Art gedacht. Johann Adam Breysig (1766-1831) war Maler u. erster Lehrer der Provinzial-Kunstschule in Magdeburg. - Einband ist bestossen u. tls. beschabt der Rücken ist ganz, der vordere Deckel halb lose, Bindung dennoch weitgehend fest der Titel wie die Taf. etwas braunfleckig, u. mit Stempel von Adolf Spamer (der Volkskundler u. Germanist Adolf Spamer 1883-1953 zählt zu den bedeutendsten Wissenschaftlern der Volkskunde, u.a. einer der wesentlichen Mitarbeiter des "Atlas der deutschen Volkskunde". 1936 erhielt er den ersten rein volkskundlichen Lehrstuhl in Berlin u. in der DDR war er Mitgründer des Instituts für deutsche Volkskunde.) ganz wenige S. mit kl. Anstreichungen, sonst innen gutes Expl. - Selten.

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        Abhandlung vom Wasserbau an Strömen

      Fritsch, Lpz. 1766. 245 S. und 13 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, Original Hldr. (berieben u. best./NaV./etwas fleckig/1 Tafel eingerissen) -Silberschlag, Pastor an der heil. Geistkirche zu Magdeburg und Mitglied der Königl. Preuß. Akademie der Wissensch. zu Berlin-

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        Wilhelm Bornemann - Zelter, Carl Friedrich (Hrsg.)

      Die Liedertafel. Mit einem gestochenen Titelkupfer (Liedertafelbecher). 491 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit mit ledernem Deckelschild "Bornemann". Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Wilhelm Bornemann (1766-1851), Sänger in der Berliner Sing-Akademie und Dichter, "der uns manchen guten Vers zur Liedertafel geliefert hat", wie Zelter 1823 an Goethe schrieb. - Wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe dieser Liedersammlung, die zuerst 1811 erschienen war. Die vorliegende Ausgabe mit 220 Beiträgen bringt neben Gedichten von Goethe, darunter Erstdrucke, Brentano, Claudius, Körner, Schiller, Tieck, Voss u.a. auch zweiundzwanzig Liederdichtungen von Bornemann. - Einband bestoßen und beschabt. Frontispiz auf Innendeckel fixiert, die ersten rund 20 Seiten gebräunt und wasserrandig, danach überwiegend sauber.

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        Recherches sur la population des généralités d'Auvergne, de Lyon, de Rouen et de quelques provinces et villes du royaume, avec des réfléxions sur la valeur du Bled tant en France qu'en Angleterre

      1766 - [8]-330-[6] pages A Paris, chez Durand, 1766, in-4, [8]-330-[6] pages, cartonnage d'attente gris de l'époque, Édition originale rare de cet ouvrage de démographie qui contredit les théories de Mirabeau et de Quesnay sur la dépopulation de la France : "La plupart des auteurs politiques, dont les écrits ont été publiés depuis quelques années, ont assuré une dépopulation dans le royaume, & n'en ont apporté aucune preuve", juge t-il en avertissement. Les Recherches, rédigées entre l'été 1763 et les premiers mois de 1765, poursuivent les travaux de dénombrement des naissances, mariages et décès entrepris par La Michodière, dont Messance fut le secrétaire de Cabinet en 1759, pour ses généralités d'Auvergne, de Lyon et de Rouen. Plus tard, lorsqu'il publie ses Nouvelles Recherches (1788), Messance réaffirme le caractère pionnier de son travail et se targue d'avoir été à l'origine du recensement annuel, ordonné par le gouvernement aux intendants dans leurs généralités : ses Recherches auraient abattu le "système de la dépopulation", "comme le jour chasse la nuit, et la lumière les ténèbres" (Nouvelles recherches, p. 1). A la vérité, c'est surtout à Morand et à Condorcet que l'on doit la victoire définitive qui mettra un terme au système de Quesnay, avec leurs travaux publiés dans les Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences en 1774. Arithméticien politique tombé dans l'oubli, Louis Messance est né à Clermont-Ferrand en 1734 ; à l'âge de 25 ans, il entre au service de La Michodière à Lyon. Juste après avoir achevé la rédaction des Recherches sur la population, il obtient la charge de receveur dans l'élection de Saint-Etienne. Il ne publie plus rien jusqu'en 1788, date où paraissent des Nouvelles Recherches (Lyon, Perisse) qui mettent en doute, cette fois-ci, l'ouvrage de Necker sur l'Administration des finances (1784). Au moment de la Révolution, Messance perd sa charge de receveur. Il se rend à Paris en 1790, où il tente de se mettre au service de l'Assemblée nationale en publiant une petite plaquette d'Hommage (Paris, Pottier) qui propose un remède à la crise financière grâce à un projet de "tontine perpétuelle", mais qui passe inaperçu. En 1791, il rencontre Lavoisier qui lui suggère quelques idées pour la rédaction d'un ouvrage sur la nouvelle fiscalité ; il lui en envoie le manuscrit, le Plan d'un bureau, qui ne sera jamais publié. Messance meurt à Montrouge en 1796. Bel exemplaire, intérieur frais. INED, 3152. Éric Briansem et Christine Thérésem, "Fortune et infortunes de Louis Messance (2 janvier 1734-19 avril 1796)", in Population, 1998, Volume 53, Numéro 1 pp. 45-69. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rituale Constantiense jussu, & auctoritate [.] juxta normam ritualis romani reformatum, approbatum, & editum Anno MDCCLXVI.

      Constantiae, ex Typographia Episcopal. per Antonium Labhart, eminentiss. Ordinarii Typogr. Aulic / Konstanz, Bischöfliche Druckerei, durch (Faktor) Anton Labhart 1766. - 8° (21 x 16.7 x 3.8 cm). 5 Bll., 392 SS. (recte 394, Bl. 353/354 doppelt gezählt). Gest. Portr.-Front. (auf die Einfassungslinie beschnitten), etwas gest. Buchschmuck, einige Musiknoten (Quadratnotation a. 5 roten Linien), Titel und Druck in Rot und Schwarz a. qualitativ gutem mittelschwerem Bütten, typographisch sorgfältiger Schriftsatz in 11- u. 9-Punkt (rote Kursive) Antiqua (lat.), bzw. 13-Punkt Fraktur (dt.). Gediegener Kalblederband d.Zt. (etwas berieben, Stehkanten beschabt, Ecken min. bestossen, Bindung in der hintersten Lage angeplatzt) über 7 mm Holzdeckeln a. 4 Bünden mit blindgepr. Filetendekor (sog. Jansenisteneinband) mit punzierten Messingschliessen. Erste Ausgabe. Leichtere Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren (einzelne Abschnitte etwas mehr u. fingerfleckig). Gesamthaft weitgehend sauberes u. relativ gepflegtes, eher überdurchschnittlich gutes Exemplar. VD18 12636150 - Texte unterschiedlich in Latein (Antiqua u. rote Kursive) und Deutsch (Fraktur). - 1775 erschien eine zweite Auflage mit dem Vermerk ?Editio Secunda Auctior Et Emendatior? (VD18 12594369; vgl. SWB, mit Digitalisaten, die Portr.-Frontispizes nicht völlig identisch). - Frontispiz in Kupferstich (von Gebr. Klauber, vgl. UB Freiburg-diglit): Brustporträt von Kardinal Franz Konrad von Rodt in Architekturstaffage, die rechte Hand auf einem ?Rituale?, im Hintergrund Blick auf eine Partie von Bodensee und Stadt, in opulenter Barockkartusche, davor das Familienwappen mit Kardinalsattributen (Hut, Quasten), in kräftigem Abzug (Aussenkante mit 2 kleinen Rostfleckchen). - Einige Musiknoten (Notae quadratae) in Notendruck (rot und schwarz) auf fünf Linien. Zwischengebunden sind 4 spätere hs. Bll. mit Musiknoten (zwischen Ordo Sepeliendi und Officium Defunctorum) betitelt ?Libera [me Domine]? und ?Absolutio ad Tumbam?, rechteckige Noten, schwarz bzw. rot und schwarz. -- Das vorliegende Rituale für den Gebrauch von Konstanz ist das Handbuch mit den formalen Vorschriften und Abläufen, wie sie dem Geistlichen bei der Erfüllung seiner seelsorgerischen Aufgaben, d.h. insbesondere der Spendung der Sakramente vorgegeben sind. Es enthält, je nach Ritual oder Sakrament, die Formulierungen in Deutsch und/oder Latein. Im Gegensatz zum Rituale Romanum, bzw. Benedictionale od. Manuale Benedictionum für Bischöfe od. Prälaten, sind die verschiedenen Exorzismusriten zur Behandlung von Besessenen (sog. Grosser Exorzismus) nicht aufgeführt. - Gliederung des Inhalts : Taufe (pp. 15-90, mit dem Taufexorzismus: Exorcizo te, omnis spiritus immunde sowie der Beschwörung von Oel und Salz), Beicht (Buss-Sakrament), Kommunion (Eucharistie), Letzte Oelung; sodann Regeln für Krankenbesuche (Instructiones de visitatione infirmorum) und Begleitung Sterbender (z.B. Modus moribundum juvandi und Ordo commendationis animae), Leichenbegängnis u. Beerdigung (De Exequiis, seu Sepulturis) mit der Totenfeier und -messe (Officium od. Missa Defunctorum, pp. 235-324). Es folgen ferner die Formalitäten für Verlobung und Hochzeit (De Sponsalibus, & Matrimonio) und die Vorschriften zur Bereitung von Weihwasser (Ordo ad faciendam Aquam Benedictem). Ein Anhang enthält weitere, im Zusammenhang mit den Sakramenten stehende Regeln, darunter das Examen für Hebammen (pp. 353-359 i.e. 361) : Examen Obstetricum: ?Was ist zu einer wahrhaft Christlichen Hebamm erfordert??, usw., mit der Vereidigung ?Juramentum Obstetricum?; sodann Feier der Firmung in der Gemeinde (De Officio Parochi circa Sacramentum Confirmationis), und Ausnahmeregelungen u.ä., sowie das Glaubensbekenntnis in Deutsch ?Formula Professionis Fidei ordinaria idiomate germanico?: ?Ich N. N. glaub mit steiffen, und vesten Glauben, und bekenne offentlich, alle und jede Stuk, so in dem Christlichen Glauben, den die heilige Römische Kirch auf diese Weiss gebrauchet, verfasset seyn? (etc.). --Paisey p. 148 nennt zwei Buchdrucker mit Namen Joseph Anton Labhart, tätig 1721-1758, gefolgt bis 1761 von dessen Witwe, bzw. 1740 bis ca. 1760, dessen Witwe den Betrieb dana [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Considerations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes

      1766 - (AMERICAN REVOLUTION) (DULANY, Daniel). Considerations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes in the British Colonies, for the Purpose of Raising a Revenue, by Act of Parliament. North-America Printed: London: Re-printed for J. Almon, 1766. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown calf, marbled boards, raised bands; pp. (vi), 1-81. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $2800.Extremely rare first English edition, from the same sheets as the first printing, of Dulany's immensely powerful argument against taxation without representation""the "most significant and most influential" pamphlet opposing the 1765 Stamp Act""with Benjamin Franklin, then in London, ordering "this to be printed in 500 copies," very scarce in contemporary three-quarter brown calf."Of all the controversial writings provoked in the American colonies by the passage of the Stamp Act, Dulany's Considerations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes was undoubtedly the most significant and most influential" (Alden, New England Quarterly XXII:705). Considerations was "probably the most widely read and generally approved pamphlet produced in response to the Stamp Act" (ANB), and fundamentally "helped to put the colonies on the road to revolution" (Johns, What Happened, 105-6). Dulany's opposition to the Stamp Act was later hailed by Woodrow Wilson as an eloquent "case for the liberties of the colonies. Considerations". set up the true theory of the constitution of an empire" (History of the American People III:87). Viewed as "the most celebrated intellectual protest against the Stamp Act" (Levy, First Emancipator, 21), Considerations proclaimed "taxation without representation was a violation of the common law of England. His forceful arguments ranked foremost among the political writings of the period." A respected Maryland lawyer who had been employed by Franklin several times, Dulany establishes "the bounds of Parliament's authority with a lawyer-like regard for tradition and precedent. Other spokesmen for the colonial cause had already begun to argue in terms of the natural rights of man, but Dulany knew that however such arguments might appeal to Americans, they would carry small weight in the British Parliament. The question, as he saw it, did not hinge so much on natural rights as it did on constitutional rights". The gist of Dulany's whole argument was that taxation formed no part of the authority which Parliament enjoyed as the supreme power in the empire. Taxation was the function of representative bodies, and the only representative bodies in America were the colonial assemblies" (Morgan, Stamp Act Crisis, 75-91). This is the important first English edition, printed from the same sheets as the first printing: "Strahan account books record that Benjamin Franklin ordered this to be printed in 500 copies" (Adams 76-6c). "Second Edition" stated on title page, corrected pagination of final text leaf. With rear page of publisher's advertisement. Preceded by the first American edition, published anonymously in Annapolis in October 1765. Adams 65-6c. Adams, Independence 29. Sabin 21170. ESTC T4070. See Adams 65-6b; Evans 9956-9960; ESTC T31541. Bookplate of the Library Company of Philadelphia with deaccession notation. Early inked notations to initial blank.Text generally fresh, minor edge-wear to boards. A highly desirable extremely good copy, very scarce in contemporary calf and marbled boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO INSTRUCTIVO, Y PRACTICO DE MANIOBRAS NAVALES

      Cadiz. 1766. Pasta española. 20h+210Pág+ 7 Bellíssimas láminas. 20X15. Volumen I. Magnífica Obra Naval del Siglo XVII. Manchas en primeras hojas aun asi buen estado. Ref 1.6 Biblioteca A.

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        Amboinische Raritäten-Cammer oder Abhandlung von den steinschaalichten Thieren welche man Schnecken und Muscheln nennet, aus dem Holländischen übersetzt von Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller [] und mit Zusätzen aus den besten Schriftstellern der Conchyliologie vermehret von Johann Hieronymus Chemnitz. Mit 2 von Franz Schaur gestochenen heraldischen (beinahe halbseitigen) Kopfvignetten und vielen geschnittenen Zierstücken sowie 33 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln mit sehr zahlreichen Darstellungen verschiedenster Schnecken und Muschelgehäusen in schönen, kräftigen, klaren und gratigen Abdrucken.

      Georg Eberhard Rumph (auch Rumpf) [Georgius Everhardus Rumphius]. Amboinische Raritäten-Cammer oder Abhandlung von den steinschaalichten Thieren welche man Schnecken und Muscheln nennet, aus dem Holländischen übersetzt von Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller [] und mit Zusätzen aus den besten Schriftstellern der Conchyliologie vermehret von Johann Hieronymus Chemnitz. Auf Kosten der Kraußischen Buchhandlung. Wien 1766. 10 Blätter [= Titelblatt, Widmungsblätter Vorrede], CXXVIII, 1 Blatt [= CXXX], 200 S., 1 Blatt (Druckfehler). Mit 2 von Franz Schaur gestochenen heraldischen (beinahe halbseitigen) Kopfvignetten und vielen geschnittenen Zierstücken sowie 33 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln mit sehr zahlreichen Darstellungen verschiedenster Schnecken und Muschelgehäusen in schönen, kräftigen, klaren und gratigen Abdrucken. Die Kupfertafeln (1-33) sind zwischen folgenden Seiten (x/y) eingebunden: 1 (6/7), 2 (10/11), 3 (20/21), 4 (18/19), 5 (26/27), 6 (30/31), 7 (36/37), 8 (38/39), 9 (42/43), 10 (44/45), 11 (52/53), 12 (58/59), 13 (62/63), 14 (68/69), 15 (72/73), 16 (74/75), 17 (78/79), 18 (82/83) 19 & 20 (84/85), 21 (86/87), 22 (90/91), 23 (94/95), 24 (100/101), 25 (104/105), 26 (116/117), 27 (128/129), 28 (130/131), 29 (134/135), 30 (144/145), 31 (152/153), 32 (154/155), 33 (158/159). Schönes neueres (um 1900) Halbleder mit Lederecken, Rückenvergoldung sowie einem goldgeprägten Rückenschild. Zustand: Einband leicht berieben. Ohne August Zengers Kupfertitel. Papier stellenweise (schwach) gebräunt. Vereinzelt etwas fleckig. Insgesamt noch ein sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Ledereinband. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des berühmten und heute noch grundlegenden Handbuchs der Konchyliologie (einem Teilgebiet der Zoologie, das sich vornehmlich mit dem Studium der Schalen und Schalenweichtiere befaßt). Im vorliegenden Werk werden viele Spezies erstmalig beschrieben. Die vorzüglich gestochenen Tafeln sind seitenverkehrte Nachstiche der Tafeln 17-49 des holländischen Originals aus dem Jahre 1705 und zeigen zahlreiche Muscheln und Schnecken. Georg Eberhard Rumph (*1627 1702) war Söldner, deutsch-niederländischer Offizier der Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie und Verwaltungsbeamter, Botaniker, Naturforscher und Forschungsreisender. Er kam 1653 als Inspektor auf die Molukken-Insel Amboina, wo er es bis zum Konsul und holländischen Unterstatthalter brachte. Während dieser Zeit unternahm Rumph zahlreiche naturkundliche Expeditionen und beschrieb als Erster die regionale Flora und Fauna. Seine hervorragende Beobachtungsgabe ließ ihn Verwandtschaftsbeziehungen einiger Pflanzen und Tiere erkennen, die jedoch zu keiner morphologischen Klassifikation führten. First German edition. The Hessian scientist Rumpf had come to Ambon Island (part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia) in 1635 as a member of the Dutch East India Company. His description of Ambonese seashells remains a classic of early marine biology. The plates of this edition are reversed copies of plates 17-49 of the Dutch original, published in 1705. Eales, Cole Libr. 1052 Ebert 19609 Landwehr, VOC 593: Graesse VI,1, 192 Nissen, ZBI 3519 Jöcher III, 2310 vgl. Lesky 562 und Wellcome IV, 589.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bibliakos / Dr. Ulf Kruse]
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        Catalogue of the unrivalled collection of pipes Turkey, Persian, Marakiebo and Kanaster tobacco and Havannah cigars, and Manilla cheroots, of the rarest quality the property of His late Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, K.G., and removed from Kensington Palace which (by order of the executors) will be sold by auction, by Messrs. Christie and Manson ... on Monday, July the 10th, 1843, and two following days.

      26 S. jeweils 7 w. Bll. vor- und nachgebunden. Längsgenarbter brauner Maroquin, mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel, Rückenverg., breiten Deckelfileten, Steh- und Innenkantenverg. 27,5 x 19 cm. Ungewöhnlicher Katalog des schon 1766 gegründeten Londoner Auktionshauses Christies, das hier als Christie and Manson firmierte. Die 564 Nummern umfassende Pfeifen-, Zigarren und Tabaksammlung des Augustus, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843) benötigte drei Tage für den Verkauf (es gab wohl sehr zahlreiche Rauchpausen). Neben den wohl oft sehr kunstvoll gearbeiteten Pfeifen wurden unglaubliche Mengen an Zigarren und Tabak verkauft, oftmals große Zigarrenkonvolute mit 500 Stück und hervorragenden Adelsprovenienzen, teils auch schon 20 oder 30 Jahre alt. - Die abgedruckten Auktionsbedingen sind zwar wesentlich kürzer als bei heutigen Auktionshäusern, aber teilweise doch sehr ähnlich formuliert. Punkt 4 z. B. besagt: "The Lots to be taken away, with all faults and errors of description, at the Buyers expense and risk, within Two days from the Sale Messrs. Christie & Manson not considering themselves answerable for the correct description or authenticity of any Lot". - Der schöne Einband etwas beschabt und an den Gelenken und Kanten berieben.

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        A New and Accurate Map of South Wales Containing the the Counties of Pembroke, Carmarthen, Cardigan, Glamorgan, Brecknock, and Radnor. by Eman. Bowen.

      Printed for Carington Bowles, in St. Paul?Äôs Church Yard, and Robert Sayer No. 53 Fleet Street, [c.1766]., London, - One of the rarest maps of Wales Engraved map on six sheets, original hand colour, trimmed to image, all sheets backed on japan paper, later half calf over red buckram boards. Whilst almost every English county was the subject of a large-scale survey in the eighteenth century, this did not apply to Wales, many counties relying on this map of South Wales and Evans?Äô survey of North Wales to provide the detail missing from the maps to be found in the county atlases of the period. Emanuel Bowen was a prolific engraver and map publisher during the first half of the eighteenth century and was appointed engraver of maps to George II of England and Louis XV of France. He produced several county atlases, in some of which he was assisted by his son Thomas. Despite this commercial success ill-health and impecuniosity dogged both father and son, the later dying in Clerkenwell Workhouse. Emanuel Bowen?Äôs map of the six counties of South Wales detailed, informative and decorative - a splendid example of the mapmaker?Äôs art. There are two large cartouches, one giving the title, the other dedicating the map to the Prince of Wales, whilst there are topographical views of Carmarthen, Brecon, Haverfordwest, Tenby and Swansea. A note on the ?ÄúExplanation?Äù refers to the ?ÄúTable of Principal roads?Äù on the bottom of the map which lists over 150 different routes in computed and measured miles. Although this is usually indicated on the map itself, the author tells us that in this instance he considers it provides greater clarity if the information is put on a single table.The present example is the second edition of the map, which was first published in 1729. Both editions are extremely scare. Roger lists only five institutional examples, and we are able to trace another example appearing at auction in the last 40 years. (if joined) 1130 by 1580mm (44.5 by 62.25 inches). Roger 562.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP]
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        Versuch einer medicinischen Topographie von Berlin.

      8vo. Mit 10 gef. Tabellen u. 1 gest. Titelvignette. 1 Bl., XII, 382 S. Schwarze Pp. d. Zeit m. gelbem RSchild u. klassizistischem Rückendekor in Goldprägung. Rotschnitt. Erste Ausgabe. - Johann Ludwig Formey (1766-1823) war königl. Leibarzt in Potsdam u. später Professor an dem collegium med. chirurgicum in Berlin. (ADB 7, 157). Vorliegender Titel beschreibt die natürlichen Gegebenheiten des Berliner Raums aus medizinischer Sicht u. enthält zahlreiche Aufstellungen über Krankheiten u. Todesfälle über einen Zeitraum von 6-10 Jahren. - Rückentitel verblaßt, an d. Ecken u. Kanten leicht berieben. Exlibris auf Deckelinnenseite. Winziger Einriß unten im Titelbl., im Buchblock etw. knitterfaltig, kl. Tintenfleck auf 1 Taf, ansonsten vollkommen sauber. Insgesamt ein sehr schönes Exemplar des seltenen Titels.

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        Vollständiges Natursystem des Mineralreichs nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe in einer freyen und vermehrten Uebersetzung von Johann Friederich Gmelin

      4 volumes. pp. (4), 652, with 5 engraved foldedplates pp. (16), 496, (8), with 9 folded plates pp. (16), 486 with 13 folded plates pp. lxiv, 528, (10), with 30 folded plates. "A very much expanded translation by Johann Friedrich Gmelin from the mineralogical section of the 1766-8 Latin edition of Linnes Systema Naturæ", " Volume one contains introductory material including a general description of the science, an extensive and important bibliography of mineralogical science and the first portion of the descriptive mineralogy. The remaining volumes contain the bulk of the descriptive mineralogy. At the end of volume four is a comprehensive index." Schuh (1917). "Linnaeus achieved worldwide influence mainly through his pioneer work in systemizing botany but he also applied his passion for the arrangement to the animal and mineral kingdoms." (Hoover Collection 542). Contemporary half calf with gilt title on brown spine labels. Spines worn. Small owners stamp on title page and library stamp on recto of title page. The nice engraved plates depict minerals and crystals.

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