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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. (4 Volumes)

      Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press(1766). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Marbled paper over boards, contemporary calf backing, marbled endpapers. Volume I Second Edition 1766, 485pp. ;Volume II Second Edition 1767, 520pp., xix;Volume III, First Edition 1768, 455pp. xxvii;Volume IV, First Edition 1769, 436pp. vii, 37pp. index. Spines lacking on all 4 volumes, several boards loose, one detached but present. Contents are age-toned and foxed (not heavily), and there is some dampstaining to some pages, mostly in the margins of some pages. The text blocks of all 4 volumes are tight, and the contents, overall, are crisp and clean. A very nice early printing, that requires some restoration. Book Condition: Fair. Binding: Hard Cover

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        Von Fällung der Wälder und gehörigen Anwendung des gefällten Holzes.

      Winterschmidt, Nürnberg 1766 - Oder Wie man mit dem Schlag-Holz, dann halb- und ganz ausgewachsem Ober-Holz, umzugehen, und alles benannte Holz richtig zu schätzen und anzuschlagen ist. Nebst einer Beschreibung der Handwerker, die ihre Arbeit in den Wäldern verfertigen, als ein zur vollständigen Abhandlung von dem Forst-Wesen gehöriger Theil. Originaltitel :De l'exploitation des bois, ou moyen de tirer un parti avantageux des taillis demi-futaies et hautes futaies. Aus dem Französischen von C. C. Oelhafen von Schöllenbach. 2 Bände in 1 (so vollständig). 1.Teil 1766 und 2.Teil 1767. Mit insgesamt 36 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 1 Textkupfer, 15 Blatt, 318 Seiten; 5 Blatt, 205 Seiten, 3 Blatt, grüner Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild, 25 x 20,5 cm. Duhamel gilt als Begründer der Forstbotanik. Insgesamt schönes und gut erh. Exemplar des seltenenen Werkes. Fromm 7657 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essais sur l'esprit de la legislation, favorable a l'agricolture, a la population, au commerce, aux arts, aux metiers. Pieces couronnées par la Société Oeconomique de Berne. (Scritti di: Bertrand E., Bertrand J., Carrard B.S.G., Seigneux de Correvon G., Pagan A.).

      - A Paris, 1766, volumi 2, in-16, tutta pelle bazzana, fregi e scritte oro sui dorsi, sguardie in carta pavone, tagli marmorizzati. Prima edizione. Einaudi I, n.1786. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antique Master Print-GENRE-INN-VIOLIN PLAYER-Ploos van Amstel-Van Ostade-1766

      - Antique Master Print, untitled. A Violin player in a crowd in front of an inn. Printdrawing on laid paper paper. Watermark: A printdrawing is a work of art made to simulate a drawing, using a combination of graphical techniques including roulette, mezzotint, crayon / stipple engraving, etching and aquatint etching. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. State: Fourth state of 4. Ref: LNP 17 The largest and most famous print from the Ploos setArtists and Engravers: Made by 'Cornelis Ploos van Amstel' after 'Adriaen van Ostade'. Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (1726-1798) was active as merchant in Amsterdam. He was an avid collector of art and invented a method of making prints after drawings from his own collection. Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685) was born in Haarlem and trained with Frans Hals. He remained in this city for the rest of his life and died here in 1685. Very influential artist, who had pupils like Cornelis Bega, Cornelis Dusart and Jan Steen. His etched work consists of 50 prints, all with genre subject matter. Condition: Very good, given age. No margins, as published. Very good and well coloured example. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-Expo-P5-01 The overall size is ca. 11.8 x 13.6 inch. The image size is ca. 11.8 x 13.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 30 x 34.5 cm. The image size is ca. 30 x 34.5 cm.

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        Istruzione di quanto può vedersi di più bello in Genova in pittura, scultura, ed architettura

      Genoa, Paolo & Adamo Scionico, 1766. The first guidebook to Genoa, compiled by the painter Carlo Giuseppe Ratti, director of the School of Painting at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, and dedicated to Girolamo Durazzo by its publisher. This first edition is scarce: no copy has yet been obtained by the Getty Research Institute, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Canadian Centre for Architecture, or Bibliotheca Hertziana, all in recent years active collectors of "Le fonti della storia dell' arte".Ratti, Carlo Giuseppe Savona 1737 - 1795 Genoa Istruzione di quanto può vedersi di più bello in Genova in pittura, scultura, ed architettura. Genoa, Paolo & Adamo Scionico, 1766 octavo (160 × 115 mm), (208) ff. signed * 6 § 8A-Z 8 Aa-Bb4 Cc2 and paginated i-xxii (i.e. xx, pp. iii-iv passed over) (8) 1-404, plus engraved city plan 'Genova nel solo giro delle sue mura vecchie con l'esposizione delle Chiese e luoghi principali: Misurata a passi Geometrici da Giacomo Brusco Inge­gnere Aiut 1766' (matrice 310 × 450 mm) signed Gio. Lor. Guidotti incise in Lucca. provenance Georg Karl (Ignaz Johann Nepomuk) von Fechenbach zu Laudenbach (1749-1808), Fürstbischof von Würzburg, engraved armorial exlibris G.C. v. Fechenbach pasted in margin of folio *3 recto; inven­tory/shelfmarks on binding wrapper Nr. 1177 | C.5 with I.16 written on the spine -- Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 115 ('Dabei Teil iii der Bibliothek des fränkischen Adels­geschlechts von Fechenbach'), Munich, 7 November 2006, lot 937 An unusually fresh, uncut and mostly unopened, copy. bound in contemporary marbled paper wrappers (an interim binding) [img-2694-left-large_default] Height of binding 155 mm First edition of the first guidebook to Genoa, com­piled by the painter Carlo Giuseppe Ratti, director of the School of Painting at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, and dedi­cated to Girolamo Durazzo by its publisher. Son of the distinguished Genoese painter Giovanni Agostino Ratti, Carlo Giuseppe had studied in Rome with Placido Costanzi (1756-1759), and there became a close friend and follower of Anton Raphael Mengs and Johann Joachim Winckelmann, both of whom were formative influences on his interest in histori­ography, and his desire to reform and rejuve­nate the Genoese artistic tradition through the academy. Ratti's principal publication was the 1768-1769 revision of Soprani's Vite de pittori (1674), still a critical text for the mod­ern study of Genoese art and artists. A second edition ('Nuovamente ampliata, ed accre­sciuta in questa seconda Edizione dall'Autore medesimo') was published in 1780, accompanied by a guide to the Riviera (Descrizione delle pitture, scolture, e archi­tetture, ecc., che trovansi in alcune città, borghi, e castelli delle due riviere dello stato Ligure). A facsimile of it was published in 1976. This first edition is scarce: no copy has yet been obtained by the Getty Research Institute, National Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Canadian Centre for Architecture, or Bibliotheca Hertziana, all in recent years active collectors of 'Le fonti della storia dell' arte'. These copies are known to the writer ● Dunedin, New Zealand, University of Otago, DeBeer (Special Collections), Ib 1766 R ● Florence, Kunsthistorische Institut, N 3843 (Raro) ● Genoa, Universitaria di Genova, Biblioteca, 2.R.Ibis.6 ● Lexington, University of Kentucky Library, 914.5182 R189 ● London, British Library, 10132.a.24 (lacking folding plate) ● Milan, Civica Biblioteca d'arte, X.1 ● Modena, Biblioteca civica di storia dell'arte Luigi Poletti, CAM D 0176 ● Modena, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, E 031 B 032 ● New York, Columbia University, Avery Library, AA 1116 G2 R181 ● Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, V-50494 (mis­dated 1756) ● Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Arsenal - Magasin 8-H-3923 ● Parma, Biblioteca Palatina, PAL 3529 and AA VIII.24671 (two copies) ● Rome, Biblioteca romana e emeroteca ● Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense ● Rome, Biblioteca dell'Accademia nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana ● Rome, British School at Rome, S.689.GEN(2).3 ● Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois Library, 914.5121 R189i ● Zurich, Zentralbibliothek, Rx689 reference Leopoldo Cicognara, Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara (Pisa 1821), no. 4225 [img-2695-left-large_default] Height of binding 155 mm

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        The Works Of Virgil, Englished By Robert Andrews

      Birmingham: John Baskerville / Robert Andrews, 1766. Hardcover. Fine. 1766. [Vi], 16, [I], 4-536. Original Tree Calf, Five Bands, Red Morocco Spine Lanel, Gilt In All Compartments, Edges Of Page Block With Even Red Stain. Book With Some Wear, Joints Cracked, Old Repairs With Cords Replaced. Text Block Clean And Square, All Red Color On Edges Of Paghe Block Still Showing Intact Binder's Polish. Pages Clean With No Foxing. Covers 9 1/4" Tall, Text Block 9" Tall.

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        Swenskt dialect lexicon, hvarutinnan uppteknade finnas the ord och talesatt..

      Upsala, 1766. First edition of the first dictionary of Swedish dialect, based on the collections of Benzelius, sm. 4to, pp. [12], 200; text in double column; some wear along the spine, but a nice copy in orig. drab paper wrappers. This is Ihre's first major work; he would later assemble, with Sven Hof and Abraham Sahlstedt, the Glossarium Suiogothicum (1769), a work highly priased by Jamieson, and of which Boucher said: "One of the best dictionaries of any language in Europe; it is a masterpiece of criticism and erudition."

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        Del fulmine, e della sicura maniera di evitarne gli effetti dialoghi tre di Carlo Viacinna a Matteo Allagia.In Milano, per Federico Agnelli, 1766.

      In Milano, per Federico Agnelli 1766 - Cm. 22, pp. 1 c.b. (6), clvi (1) + 1 c.b. Una nota ms. coeva posta al frontespizio attribuisce l'opera ad Anastasio Cavallo. Bross. coeva in carta decorata con motivi floreali. Mancanze di carta al dorso, perlatro esemplare fresco e marginoso. In barbe. Atanasio Cavalli (1717 ca. - 1798 ca.), di Asti, nel 1764, anno pubblicò le Lettere di Filalete accademico libero. Frate con il nome di Atanasio di S. Luigi insegnò Teologia in un convento carmelitano di Torino. Si occupò dello studio dello spiritismo e dell'occultismo e pubblicò un libro sull'argomento: Delle apparizioni ed operazioni de' Spiriti. La sua attività scientifica si basò soprattutto sulle osservazioni astronomiche, meteorologiche e in genere naturalistiche. Questo interessantissimo trattato dedicato ai fulmini si colloca nell'ambito di questa particolare inclinazione. Sempre attraverso i torchi di Agnelli Cavalli pubblicò nel 1769 un'opera dedicata al Vesuvio. Nel 1770 chiese ed ottenne la secolarizzazione e si trasferì a Roma dove fu docente di fisica e poi di filosofia morale all'università gregoriana. Rarissima edizione originale. Cfr. Iccu che però attribuisce l'opera a Carlo Viacinna. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untersuchungen über das kulpose Verbrechen.

      Harscher von Almendingen (1766-1827) war beteiligt an der Strafrechtsreform Mitherausgeber der "Bibliothek für die peinliche Rechtswissenschaft".

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      Presso Carlo Todero, 1766. ITALIANO 0,19 Tomo II, edizione nuovamente ricorretta, ambito Gesuita, legatura a tutta pergamena con intestaura manoscritta al dorso, piccolo segno manoscritto al piatto anteriore, macchiline scure diffuse alla coperta, pagine fiorite, firma di appartenenza alla sottocoperta, frontespizio completo di riferimenti e marca tipografica figurata con rimandi ecclesiastici in clipeo, a lati nota manoscritta firmata e datata, volume ben conservato nelle pagine, capolettera filigranata, testo a piena pagina, fascicoli segnati in octavo, richiami presenti, a chiudere il volume indice degli argomenti delle prediche USATO

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books

      1766. London, 1766. 1766, 1768, 1769. Vol 1: 2d ed.. London, 1766. 1766, 1768, 1769. Vol 1: 2d ed. Handsome Early Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1766, 1766, 1768, 1769. Four volumes. Volume II has copperplate "Table of Consanguinity" and fold-out "Table of Descents." Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, gilt fillets and cat's-paw decoration to boards, gilt spines with raised bands and lettering pieces, gilt tooling to board edges, marbled endpapers, a few early repairs to joints and corners, speckled edges. Light rubbing and some minor scuffs and scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints cracked or starting, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing. A handsome set. $3,500. * First edition of Volumes II, III and IV, second edition of Volume I. The most influential publication in the history of modern Anglo-American law, the Commentaries on the Laws of England is based on a course of lectures delivered at Oxford University. Because they were not intended for aspiring practitioners, they described general principles rather than practical specifics. Sensitive to the systematizing trends of the day and the prestige of the natural sciences, he described the common law as an intricate, well-designed system akin to Newton's mechanistic universe. The first edition of Volume I was published in 1765. By the time Volume II was published Volume I had been re-published in its second edition; both were issued in 1766. (A revised Volume II was published in 1767.) Due to this publication history there are many so-called "mixed" editions today. Volumes III and IV were later revised, along with the first two volumes, for the fourth edition, 1770. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection at Yale University 1, 2. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 1, 3.

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        Anciennes Loix des François, conservées dans les coutumes angloises, recueillies par Littleton ; Avec des Observations historiques & critiques, où l'on fait voir que les Coutumes & les Usages suivis anciennement en Normandie, sont les memes que ceux qui étoient en vigueur dans toute la France sous les deux premieres Races de nos Rois. Ouvrage egalement utile pour l'etude de notre ancienne Histoire & pour l'intelligence du Droit Coutumier de chaque Province.

      Rouen, Richard Lallemant, 1766. - Deux volumes in-4 de XLVIII -(2)ff. (Privilège , Table), 772 pp. et (2)ff., 495 pages. Exemplaire sur beau papier vergé, intérieur frais malgré quelques feuillets roussis. Plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, piece de titre et tomaison de maroquin rouge, double filet doré sur les coupes, roulette intérieure. Charnières frottées, 3 mors fendus sur quelques centimètres, petits accrocs aux coiffes et aux pièces de tomaisons, coins usés. Reliure de l'époque. Cet ouvrage est en fait une traduction française annotée du livre que le jurisconsulte Littleton composa en 1475. "Dans ses Institutes, Littleton est celui de tous les jurisconsultes anglo-normands, dit Houard, qui a le mieux approfondi les lois françaises, telles qu'elles ont été données à la nation par Guillaume le Conquérant. Il porte le scrupule, selon son commentateur Coke, jusqu'à distinguer en chaque article de son recueil ce qui est la commune loi, c'est à dire la loi amenée de France par Guillaume, d'avec ce qui a été institué pour l'explication de cette loi par les chartes, statuts ou édits postérieurs." Frère II p.89 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      s.l.n.d. [Paris, vers 1766]. - LE PUCELAGE NAGEUR. CONTE. s.l.n.d. [Paris, vers 1766]. 1 plaquette in-8 (20,5 x 13,5 cm) de 16 pages y compris un faux-titre et un titre gravé. Edition originale rare de ce texte érotique des plus curieux. Papier fort de Hollande. Une jeune damoiselle pas si naïve et un amoureux un peu niais, un pucelage qui est un rat le tout en vers fort bien troussés. Ce petit fascicule pour ainsi dire introuvable aujourd’hui est fort recherché des bibliophiles écrit Adolphe Van Bever dans son livre Les conteurs libertins du XVIIIe siècle (Paris, 1904, p. 96). « La jeunesse de Cailhava (1731-1813) fut très-dissipée : un extérieur agréable, un caractère aimable et gai lui procurèrent beaucoup de succès dans le monde provincial ; mais les plaisirs et l'art de l'escrime ne l'occupaient pas tellement qu'il ne trouvât le temps de s'exercer dans la carrière du théâtre qui devint la passion de toute sa vie. » (Biographie Universelle Michaud). Ce petit texte érotique se trouve soigneusement caché au milieu d’un volume de textes galants par Dorat et Blin de Sainmore titré au dos « Recueil de pièces » et dont voici la liste : L’Isle Merveilleuse, poème en trois chants, traduits du grec, suivi d’Alphonse ou l’Alcide Espagnol, conte très-moral. A Genève, 1768. 85-(1) pages. Frontispice par Ch. Eisen gravé par L. Legrand ; [le Pucelage nageur vient ensuite] ; Lettre amoureuse d’Héloïse à Abailard, traduction libre de M. Pope, par M. Colardeau. Nouvelle édition, revue et corrigée par l’auteur. A Paris, Chez la Veuve Duchesne, 1766. 30 pages. Frontispice et vignette par Ch. Eisen gravés par Massard ; Fanni ou la Nouvelle Paméla, Histoire anglaise par M. d’Arnaud. Troisième édition. A Paris, Chez L’Esclapart et la Veuve Duchesne, 1767. 75-(2) pages. Frontispice et vignette par Ch. Eisen gravés par De Ghendt ; Héroïdes ou Lettres en vers. Troisième édition revue, corrigée, augmentée et ornée de gravures, par M. Blin de Sainmore. A Paris, Chez Delalain, 1767. 144 pages. Cet ouvrage contient outre des avertissements et épîtres, une Lettre de Biblis à Caunus son frère, une Lettre de Gabrielle d’Estrées à Henri IV, une Lettre de Sapho à Phaon, une Lettre de Jean Calas à sa femme et à ses enfants, illustrés par 1 frontispice par H. Gravelot gravé par J. Alliamet, 1 vignette par Ch. Eisen gravée par De Longueil, 1 cul-de-lampe par Ch. Eisen gravée par De Longueil, 1 frontispice par Ch. Eisen gravé par J. F. Rousseau, 1 vignette par Ch. Eisen gravée par Massart, 1 cul-de-lampe par Ch. Eisen gravée par J. Alliamet, 1 frontispice par H. Gravelot gravé par J. Alliamet, 1 vignette par Ch. Eisen gravés par De Ghendt, 1 cul-de-lampe par Choffard, 1 frontispice par Ch. Eisen gravé par De Ghendt, 1 vignette par Ch. Eisen gravée par Massart, 1 grand cul-de-lampe final par Ch. Eisen gravée par De Ghendt. Dans ce dernier ouvrage chaque Lettre possède sa propre page de titre. Ensemble relié à l’époque en plein veau écaille fauve, dos lisse orné richement orné, triple-filet doré en encadrement des plats, tranches rouges, titré au dos « Recueille de pièces ». Coiffe supérieure, et coins habilement restaurés. Bel exemplaire. Références pour le Pucelage nageur : Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à l’amour, III, 886 ; Catalogue de l’exposition Eros au secret, Bnf, Paris, 2007-2008, pp. 178-179. Provenance : Dubois de Crancé avec sa signature autographe sur le titre du premier ouvrage du volume « De Crancé Mre » pour De Crancé Mousquetaire (depuis l’âge de 14 ans en 1761 jusqu’en 1775). Il joua un rôle pendant la Révolution, membre du Comité de défense générale (ce qui deviendra le Comité de Salut Public). Le 9 décembre 1792 il fait partie de la délégation chargée d'annoncer à Louis XVI qu'il était autorisé à se choisir un défenseur. Il prend position pour que la Convention nationale juge le roi. Lors du procès du roi, il vote pour la culpabilité, contre la ratification du peuple, pour la mort et contre le sursis. Il devient Général de Brigade (1793). Député du Var sous l [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beuerberg - Steingaden - Tegernsee.

      Mchn., Typis Academicis, 1766. 21 x 17 cm. 3 Bl., 632 S., 13 Bl. Index. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 11 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: \"Wichtiges Monumentalwerk\". - Enthält \"Monumenta Tegernseensia\" (Tegernsee) mit Ansicht, \"Monumenta Beurbergensia\" (Beuerberg) mit Ansicht, \"Monumenta Steingadensia\" (Steingaden) und \"Spicilegium Raitenhaselcense\". Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband etwas beschabt. Die Tafeln lose, innen sauber. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Monumenta Boica

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      per li figliuoli del q. Giuseppe Pasini, 1766. in-4 antico (mm. 263x183), pp. XVIII, 87, bella leg. coeva marocchino con doppia filettatura in oro ai piatti. Risguardi in carta dec. con applicate successivamente due stampe: al contropiatto ant. una veduta molto scolorita, al contropiatto post. una veduta del primo Novecento di piazza della Loggia a Brescia. Bell'antip. con il ritr. del Badoaro entro ovale circondato da quattro figure, inc. in rame da A. Luciani su dis. di Pietro Avogadro. Vignetta in rame con le armi del Giovannelli Podesta di Brescia cui è dedicata l'opera. Rara ediz. censita in soli due esemplari nelle biblioteche italiane. Iniziali e fregi xilogr. Melzi III, p. 232 attribuisce l'opera all'Abate Giambattista Zelini di Castiglione delle Stiviere. Gussago, Lettere di Lodovico Ricci, 1812, pag.126 dice dello Zelini che fu arciprete di Castiglione e valido poeta. Legg. slegata la prima cb e allentato il primo fascicolo, minimi dif. alle cuffie e alla leg. ma bell'esempl. a pieni margini su carta forte. [266]

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        The five horses

      Copies of the second and third states of the well-known series of five etchings of the horses by Potter, probably by Ignace-Joseph de Claussin (1766-1844). These prints are to represent different seasonal stages, namely early spring, late spring, summer, fall and winter, and stages of life. Complete set bound together in blue paper, with annotation:'Vente de Rigal en 1817 (...)' and a note with description in French on the inside. Sold at the sale of the Count of Rigal in 1817 as a suite of copies in Lot 635 in the 'Catalogue raisonné des estampes du cabinet de m. le comte Rigal', p. 288-289. In the catalogue these prints are praised for their similarity to the originals: same direction but smaller in size. Etchings on 18th century paper, 154 x 233 mm; watermark: Selignat & bunch of grapes

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        Traité des delits et peines traduit de l'italien, 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.A Philadelphie (ma Parigi), s.e., 1766.

      A Philadelphie (ma Parigi), s.e. 1766 - Cm. 16,5, pp. xl, 239 (1). Legatura del tempo in piena pelle con titoli su tass. e fregi oro al dorso, tagli marmorizzati. Sottili fenditure alle cerniere (piatti ben saldi), spellature e piccole mende alla leg., qualche trascurabile fioritura sparsa, peraltro buon esemplare. Non comune ristampa parigina della prima traduzione francese, annunciata da D'Alembert sulla "Gazette littéraire de l'Europe" dell'Agosto 1765 e quindi edita sempre a Parigi il 28 dicembre con la falsa indicazione "a Lausanne 1766". Le aggiunte menzionate nel frontespizio, qui curate dal traduttore Morellet, furono predisposte dallo stesso Beccaria in funzione della nuova edizione italiana (Livorno, 1766). Cfr. Kvk; Firpo, pp. 294-5; Parenti, Dizionario dei luoghi di stampa falsi, p. 169. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Concionum De Tempore, Quae a Prima Dominica Adventus usque ad Quadragesimae initium in Ecclesia haberi solent.

      69- Valencia- In Officina Viduae Josephi de Orga, 1766 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A scarce set of the works of Louis of Granada. Volumes I and III of III of Concionum De Praecipuis Sanctorum Fesits. Volumes I, IV-VI of VI of Concionum de Tempore. In Latin. With a portrait, illuminated letters, and decorative head and tail pieces. All volumes scarce. Copac lists only one copy of each set held at the National Library of Scotland. Louis of Granada was a Dominican friar who was a noted theologian, writer and preacher. He wrote prolifically, producing 45 works in total in Spanish, Latin and Poruguese. Condition: In full vellum bindings with original ties and ink spine titles. Externally, sound with heavy handling marks and marks to the boards. Light rubbing to all volumes and slight bumping to extremities. Small amount of worming to boards of Tempore Vol. 4. Rear hinge failed to Tempore Vol 6 and Tempore Vol. 4, tender to Praecipuis Vol I. Front hinge failed to Praecipuis Vol. I andTempore Vol. 4. Small label to head of spine of Tempore Vol. 1. Internally, all volumes generally firmly bound aside from Tempore Vol. 4 which is weak throughout. Pages bright and generally clean with just the odd spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Acta Academiae Theodoro-Palatinae. Historia Et Commentationes Academiae Electoralis Scientiarum Et Elegantiorum Literarum Theodoro-Palatinae. Bände 1-5 (von 11).

      Mannheim, Akademie, 1766-1778.. Quart. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgepr. Titelrückenschildern, marmorierten Vorsätzen und umseitig rotem Schnitt. Texte in Deutsch, Lateinisch und Französisch. Einbände leicht berieben, jeweils handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag o.g. Provenienz auf den Vorsätzen, datiert 1820 (und weitere des 19. Jahrhunderts). Bis auf die Tafel III im 4. Band, die wegen Überformates - wie meist - unserem Exemplar nicht beigebunden war, vollständig. Gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe der fünf ersten Bände der Zeitschrift, die jeweils im Abstand mehrerer Jahren erschienenen und daher in geschlossenen Reihen selten zu bekommen ist. Ab dem dritten Band wurde die Reihe aufgeteilt in einen historischen-philosophischen und einen naturwissenschaftlichen Teil. Die Kurpfälzische Akademie der Wissenschaften wurde von Kurfürst Karl Theodor 1763 gegründet und existierte lediglich bis 1803. Die in lateinisch, deutsch und französisch verfaßten Beiträge stammen von den namhaftesten Wissenschaftlern der Pfalz, darunter Johann Jakob Hemmer und Friedrich Casimir Medicus. Im 3. Band die Beschreibung von Fossilien aus dem Naturalienkabinett des Kurfürsten von Collini. Die historischen Beiträge oft mit sonst schwer auffindbaren Spezialkarten zur Alten Geographie.

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        Traité Général des Elémens du Chant

      Paris, The Author, 1766. Octavo, [viii, commencing at the title page], 188 pages with many music examples; all pages are printed within engraved decorative borders. A bookseller's note pencilled inside the front cover and a loosely inserted catalogue reference indicate that this copy lacks the 'two pages [leaves?] with musical staves drawn in white on black paper to encourage the teacher to chalk his examples on a black-board'. Early quarter parchment and marbled papered boards repapered at an early stage (and now a little rubbed and chipped); the rear endpaper is tissue-paper (and there is no front endpaper); front inner hinge cracked but firm; title leaf chipped, marked and dusty, with an ownership signature in ink at the head of the title page and a namestamp at the foot of the first five pages and the last page; short annotations in ink on two pages and a lengthy note in ink on the verso of the title page; a very good copy. Joseph Lacassagne (c.1720-c.1780), French theorist and teacher, 'entered the priesthood and lived in Paris, where his patrons included the dauphin and the dauphine, Marie Antoinette. [This work], intended for beginners, is his most noteworthy publication. In it he proposed to simplify the reading of music by using only one clef (a movable G clef) and only three time signatures ... Though his proposals caused some controversy, they found little favour' (The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1991).

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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        The Philosophy of History. London, I. Allcock

      1766 - First English Edition. 8vo, [viii], 316pp, institutional gilt lettered buckram. Ex-library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'AGE D'OR OU LES VERTUS HELVÉTIQUES. ODE DÉDIÉE aux généreux protecteurs des Belles-Lettres et aux Amis de l'Humanité.

      Imprimé aux dépens et pour le bénéfice de l'Auteur, par qui chaque exemplaire sera signé. S.d. (Yverdon, Suisse, vers 1766) - 1 volume in-8 (20,6 x 12,1 cm) de 45 pages. Le premier feuillet qui compte dans la pagination est blanc. Cartonnage plein papier de l'époque. Reliure sur ficelle entièrement recouverte d'un très joli papier de Augsbourg (Allemagne) doré à motifs floraux. Ensemble très frais. Cartonnage en superbe état. Infimes frottements. Petite perforation sans manque à 3 feuillets, sans atteinte au texte. TRÈS RARE ÉDITION. Contrairement à ce qui est annoncé au titre, notre exemplaire n'est pas signé par l'auteur. L'exemplaire de la bibliothèque cantonale de la ville de Lausanne est signé. La base d'ornements typographiques (Bibliothèque cantonale Universitaire de Lausanne) indique que ce volume sort des presses de Fortuné-Barthélemy de Félice, à Yverdon, probablement en 1766. Ce poème en vers à la gloire du peuple helvétique est précédé d'un Discours préliminaire qui occupe les pages 5 à 13, terminé par une Épître. "Je le demande sans adulation. Est-il des peuples en Europe, et peut-être sur toute la terre qui méritent le plus d'être loué que ceux qui composent le Corps Helvétique ? En est-il, qui fassent mieux revivre les mœurs des premiers âges ; c'est-à-dire, de ce siècle heureux, appelé l'âge d'or ?" (extrait du Discours préliminaire). On sait peu de chose sur l'auteur. Il était protestant, vécut à Tournai en Belgique et sa production littéraire fut marquée par la réflexion philosophique et des idées de fraternité et de tolérance. Il est l'auteur de quelques ouvrages publiés toujours à compte d'auteur : "Le Miroir des Vertus Legislatives" (1772), "L'Anti-Suicide ou le Suicide combattu par le courage et la vertu"(1777); "Le triomphe de l'Héroïsme. Ode à Monsieur l'Amiral Keppel" (1779). Il a aussi donné La Lyre protestante consacrée aux partisans de la bonne cause, aux vrais intéressés à la conservation de l'équilibre en Europe, aux sincères amis de la vérité, aux généreux protecteurs et restaurateurs des Arts, des Belles lettres et des Artistes (vers 1760 également), ouvrage qui n'a pas été distribué dans le commerce et qu'il adressait "sous enveloppe à des personnages puissants et considérés"(Barbier, II, 1339). Il doit en être de même de cette Ode. Notre exemplaire n'est pas signé, quelque chose l'en aura empêché . Il se serait tué d'un coup de pistolet en 1784 à Aix-la-Chapelle. (Cf. Manuscrits français de la collection berlinoise, vol. 1, p. 282). Sa mort tragique volontaire est transcrite dans le moindre détail dans la Chronique scandaleuse (éd. 1791, tom. 2 p. 121 et suiv.). Localisation : aucun exemplaire au Catalogue Collectif des Bibliothèques de France (CCfr) ; La notice de la Bibliothèque Universitaire de Neuchâtel indique que ce poème a été publié avec la date de 1766 sans le Discours préliminaire (dans lequel il explique qu'on lui a fait reproche de publier ce poème par lui-même sans avoir fait appel à un éditeur). On en trouve quelques exemplaires dans les bibliothèques suisses. BEL ET RARE EXEMPLAIRE EN ÉLÉGANT ET FRAGILE CARTONNAGE DE L'ÉPOQUE. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Das Königreich England nach Kitchin

      Artist: Reilly Franz Johann Joseph ( - 1820) Vienna; issued in: Vienna; date: ca 1790 1766 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 50 x 67; - description: Map shows total England and Wales.; -vita of the artist: Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly (1766 - 1820) Vienna. He was an Austrian and produced over 830 maps for his great atlas project, -Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt- between the years 1789 and 1806. Of these 830 maps published over this time span of seventeen years, he 'showcased' but one part of the world, Europe. Maps of the other four continents remained unpublished. The maps of the Schauplatz .were drawn to a uniform criteria.Reilly's Grosser deutscher Atlas was also notable as the first completely 'Austrian' atlas. This large world atlas, containing relatively few maps, was issued between 1794 and the end of 1796. Reilly may have used Franz Anton Schraembl's work as his model, at least in part.

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        A New Treatise on the Laws For Preservation of the Game: Containing All the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, and Judgments concerning it . . . The Second Edition, with the Addition of the late Fish-Act [etc.]

      Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, And Sold by M. Thrush &c, London 1766 - Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the front joint cracked but quite firm, a very good clean copy with the advertising leaf; three copies in ESTC The rare, expanded edition of one of some twenty works by the Middle Temple barrister and antiquary, and his sole work on the game laws, his works elsewhere praised by Holdsworth, with much on deer, fish, hares, hawks, and partridges, inter alia

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      Paris, 1766. 22,20pp. plus large folding map. Large folio. Stitched. Minor soiling and foxing. Very good. Defense of the Comte de Lally for his actions in India during the Seven Years' War. This is one of two versions authored by him. Lally, head of the French expedition to India, reached Pondichery in 1758. Though capable, he was incredibly unpopular and fell into a series of events which proved fatal to his career and his person. He was unsuccessful in the Siege of Madras, beaten at the Battle of Wandiwash, and eventually capitulated from the siege of Pondichery. Taken prisoner by the British, he returned to France on parole and was imprisoned for two years before being put on trial and executed. This is his last defence, published shortly thereafter or perhaps immediately preceding. A publisher's note is dated April 14 and Lally was executed May 6. The map shows the Indian subcontinent and Madagascar.

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        BAYERN. - Monumenta Boica. Band VII. - Benediktbeuern - Ettal - Wessobrunn - Weyarn.

      Mchn., Bibliopoli Academico 1766 - 22 x 16,5 cm. 7 Bl., 505 S., 11 Bl. Index. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 7 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: "Wichtiges Monumentalwerk". - Enthält "Monumenta Benedicto-Burana" (Benediktbeuern) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta Ettallensia" (Ettal) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta "Wessofontana" (Wessobrunn) mit Ansicht und "Monumenta Weyariensia" (Weyarn). Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband leicht beschabt. Die Tafeln lose, innen sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

      Dublin: W. and W. Smith [et al], 1766. First Irish edition. 192; [193]-382 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. 19th century sprinkled calf, spines gilt in panels, morocco labels, marbled endpapers. A clean copy with only minor rubbing and wear to binding. First Irish edition. 192; [193]-382 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. First Irish edition, published the same year as the first edition in London. This continuously paginated issue not noted by Scott. ESTC T146178; cf. Scott, pp. 177ff. Provenance: Michael Zinman (bookplates)

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        1766. York. MONK WARD COMMITTEE BOOK.

      MONK WARD COMMITTEE BOOK. 19 pages, manuscript, with further pages left blank at the end. Central fold, some dustiness to the page edges and the covers. Original stiff paper wrappers with large royal coat of arms printed on one cover. The original reports of the meeting which started a discussion that was not resolved until the Heworth Enclosure Act of 1817. One page has a tipped in handwritten notice of aan additional motion presented at the meeting. 200mm x 160mm. [1766]. "At a meeting of many owners and occupiers of various messuages of the six several parishes, to wit, Saint Sampsons, St Trinity in the Kings Court alias Christ Parish, St Trinity Goodramgate with its members, St Saviour with its members, St Cuthbert with its members, and St Maurice without Monk Barr, in Monk Ward in the City of York; who were summoned to appear at St Anthony's Hall in Peaseholm within the said Ward, this 14th day of November in the Year of our Lord 1766, by Mr Ralph Howard an unfree citizen of the said City... " The meeting was opened by Mr Mortimer who informed those present that they were here "to consult together upon ways and means to forward... amicably, an Inclosure of the Common or Moor of Heworth... and for dividing the same, and for exempting certain Farms or parcel of Ground called the Granges, the Great Hall Fields, the Little Hall Fields.... Citizens, owners, occupiers and resident in certain other ancient messuages within the said Ward, were by the said Petition intended to be excluded from any common, or right of stray in any of the places aforesaid." York possessed a large tract of grazing to the south of the city: Knavesmire, lying partly, and Hob Moor, wholly, within the city boundary. These rough and poorly drained pastures were used almost exclusively by the city; limited intercommoning was enjoyed on Knavesmire by the inhabitants of Middlethorpe and by the lord of Dringhouses manor, and on Hob Moor by the inhabitants of Holgate. The citizen's use of this pasture was restricted at least by the 16th century: it was enjoyed by Micklegate Ward and by certain limited parts of the other wards, and stints were imposed on the commoners, who were allowed to graze cows and horses but not sheep. By the 17th and 18th centuries, payments were being made for each animal, to meet the expenses of maintaining the pasture. Only one other tract falls into this category of permanent whole-year pasturage: that part of Heworth Moor which lay within the boundary of the liberty of the city. In 1772 Monk Ward still enjoyed that part of Heworth Moor within the city boundary, together with average in Grange Closes, Hall Field, and a small area west of the Foss. When extinguished by the Enclosure Acts of 1817 and 1818 this average was said to cover about 217 acres.

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        A NEW EVANGELICAL HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, Contained in the Old and New Testament. digested in a plain, regular, and easy narrative. Of great use for rightly apprehending the scope, end, and design of the Holy Scripture

      London, Printed for J. and P. Bradshaw, and J. Goodwin 1766. and the connexion between the Old Testament and the New. Embellished with twenty-four curious copper-plate cuts. EDITION UNKNOWN 1766, 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, engraved frontispiece of The Fall, 15 engraved plates to the Old Testament, 2 folding, and 7 to the New Testament, in 2 parts, Part II. Containing an account of the life and travels of our blessed saviour and his apostles, pages: [4], 193, [1]; 1-82, separate pagination for New Testament, register is continuous. Bound in half leather over marbled boards, amateur reback without lettering or label. Corners worn, marbled paper slightly rubbed, frontispiece laid on old paper, age-browning throughout, heavy in places, no loss of legibility, most plates affected only in the margins, ink name at top of title page, small closed vertical tear to 3 inner margins, very neatly repaired, small repair to lower corner of B4, no loss of text, folding plate at page 22 repaired and strengthened at outer edge, H7 is reinserted and slightly uneven and dusty along the edges. Acceptable copy. Abridged Bible "being chiefly intended for the Use of Families, and the Young and Unlearned, Brevity has been studied, and the Narration carried on in the plainest and most concise Manner, so as to include the History of 5000 Years ..." from To the Reader. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika.

      Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion 1766. 3 delen, (titelprent, 4) 676 (22), (titelprent, 4) 676 (22), (titelprent, 4) 620 (16) p. Origineel half Leer met ribben, goudbestempeld, 8° (Mooie set van deze beschrijving van Amerika door de Engelse historicus Thomas Salmon, 1679-1767. Geïllustreerd met 3 -verschillende- titelprenten, 2 uitvouwbare gravures en 23 uitvouwbare kaarten en plattegronden.).

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        Centsprent: Ziet eens leesgierige jeugd / Wat men u weer op komt dissen ... 43.

      Catchpenny print. Children's print with several figures and scenes from the New Testament. The four evangelists Matthew (Mattheüs), Mark (Marcus), Luke (Lucas), and John (Johannes); Christ healing the sick (Mt 4:24); Christ's disciples plucking grain on the Sabbath (Mt 1:12); part of the parable of the wedding banquet (Mt 22:12/13, mistakenly cited as Mt 21:12/13); the Pharisees asking whether one should pay the imperial tax to Caesar (Mt 22: 17-21); the parable of the bags of gold (Mt 25: 15 – 30), the denial of Peter (Mt 26:70-74), Peter recalling Jesus' prediction of his denial (Mt 26:75) and Philip and the Ethiopian (Acts 8:30 - 39).Amsterdam, Wed. H. van der Putte (1766 – 1767), address mentioned on the print: ‘Amsterdam / Gedrukt by de wed: Hendrik van der Putte / Papier en Boekverkoopster op ‘t Water in de Loots-man.' Numbered ‘43' at the top of the leaf. 12 woodcut illustrations (each ca. 50 x 75 mm) on paper; hand coloured in orange, yellow and blue; 6 verses, 4-line verses under each image with a citation of the corresponding bible verse; total: 370 x 315 mm; in good condition, except light stains in upper margin.De Meyer p. 219, Boerma p. 782 (Putte 43).

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England.

      Oxford The Clarendon Press 1766 - [Mixed edition], 4 volumes, 4to., second edition, volumes 1-2, first edition, volumes 3-4. Contemporary calf gilt, neatly rebacked preserving original red and green morocco lettering-pieces, an excellent set. The most influential eighteenth century treatise on the common law of England. Blackstone's work is divided into four volumes: on the rights of persons, things, of private wrongs and public wrongs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bible - Book of Exodus; Amsterdam 1766, Hebrew; Quinque libri Mosis: Magno labore, & industria, accuraratissime correcti prae omnibus qui hucusque thypis fuere Mandati; Amstelodami, Anno a Mundo Creati, 5527; Including Seder Haftarot

      Amsterdam 1766 - 151 pp.; Hebrew text; spine is worn; a few library stamps inside; inner-covers are slightly stained; else in good, tight and clean condition. Rare. Size: 20 cm Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three Tracts on the Corn-Trade and Corn-Laws ... 1. A Short Essay on the Corn-Trade and the Corn-Laws ... 2. Considerations on the Laws relating to the Importation and Exportation of Corn ... [and] 3. A Collection of Papers relative to the Price, Exportation and Importation of Corn ... to which is added a supplement containing several papers and calculations which tend to explain and confirm what is advanced in the foregoing tracts

      London, The Author, 1766 ['second edition, corrected and enlarged'; the first two tracts were first published in 1758 and 1759 respectively]. Octavo, [ii], iv, 235, [1] pages. Contemporary full polished calf with the spine attractively gilt-decorated with raised bands; extremities slightly rubbed, with minor wear to the bottom corners and a tiny abrasion to the front cover; endpapers and first and last few leaves slightly foxed and a little discoloured around the margins by the leather; scattered pale foxing; tiny blank piece missing from the bottom corner of one leaf; an excellent copy. Important early works on the corn trade, which earned the praise of Adam Smith in his 'Wealth of Nations'.

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        The Vicar of Wakefield. A Tale

      Salisbury: B. Collins for F. Newbery, London, 1766. First edition, with no catchword on page 213 in vol. I; correct catchword "him" on page 39 and page 159 correctly numbered in vol. II. [4], 214, [2 blank]; [2], 223 pp. 2 volumes in 1 vols. 12mo (17 x 9.5 cm). Contemporary calf rebacked to style. A very few scattered spots, but a fine, tall copy. Housed in half-morocco clamshell case. First edition, with no catchword on page 213 in vol. I; correct catchword "him" on page 39 and page 159 correctly numbered in vol. II. [4], 214, [2 blank]; [2], 223 pp. 2 volumes in 1 vols. 12mo (17 x 9.5 cm). A clean, tall copy of the first edition of one of the most enduringly popular novels of the 18th century. Rothschild 1028; Scott pp. 173-75; Tinker 110. Provenance: Francis Maire of Hardwick (armorial bookplate); Michael Zinman (bookplate)

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        Carte Reduite de l'Isle de la Jamaique pour servir aux Vaisseaux Français

      Imprimerie du Departement de la Marine, Paris 1766 - Engraved map. Sheet size: 25 1/2 x 37 1/4 inches. Large detailed map of Jamaica and sea chart of the region from the Hydrographie Françcoise. This detailed map of Jamaica, shown divided into parishes, includes strong topographical details with many coastal toponyms, as well as the coastlines of southern Cuba and western Haiti. Bellin, the official hydrographer to Louis XV, and master of the Dépot des Cartes et Plans de La Marine, had access to the most advanced cartographic resources available to the French state. The present map is one of his finest works, and was included as part of the L'Hydrographie Française, a great sea atlas, published by Bellin in two volumes from 1755 to 1766. The map was also sold separately, as indicated in the lower right corner of the map for a price of "Cinquante Sols." Bellin was so highly regarded that the British (who were almost always at war with France) made him a member of their Royal Society. Kapp 66.

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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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        Voyages et Decouvertes Faites par le Russes le Long des cotes de la Mer Glaciale & sur l'Ocean Oriental, tant vers le Japon que vers l'Amerique. On Y a joint l'Histoire du Fleuve Amur (two volumes bound in one)

      Amsterdam: Marc-Michel Rey, 1766. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 636 p. FIRST FRENCH EDITION of this work originally published in German in 1758, which is the "most important contemporary account of Bering's discoveries, by [Gerhard Friedrich Muller (1705-1783), historian and scientist, who was] attached to [Bering's] second expedition" (quote from Wright-Howes). WITH ORIGINAL MAP BOUND IN AT REAR IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. ***DESCRIPTION: Two volumes bound as one, each with its own title page, in contemporary patterned paper boards with a tan leather spine with gilt decorative rules, gold spine label with gilt lettering, all edges speckled red, plain laid paper endpapers, Table of Contents ("Table des Matieres") bound in at the back, followed by a publisher's catalogue (not called for in the bibliographies), followed by the folding map showing the lands touching the Arctic Circle, including a large portion of Russia and parts of America, even showing a portion of California. Size 16 mo (approximately 6.5" tall), pagination: Volume I, (i)-xii, (1)-388; Volume II, (i)-iv, (1)-207, (1-22) being the Table of Contents, (1-3) being the publisher's ads, folding map. ***CONDITION: Overall the volume is very good plus to near fine; a professional restorer performed some archival restoration to mend the joints, corners and edges. Externally, the binding is now strong with no wear, although there is some insect damage on the spine label. Internally, there is evidence of an old label (some type of official stamp?) on the front pastedown, the top corner of the front free endpaper was filled in, and the first page of text is missing the top corner (not affecting any text) as well as having evidence of an old (library?) stamp which is placed over the chapter heading (lightly - text is easily read). Throughout the text there is overall light toning. There may be a page missing from the publisher's catalogue at the rear, as the entries end with items beginning with the letter "R". The folding map is near fine, with overall toning but no tears. There are some old wormholes on the rear pastedown, but none going into the folding map. ***CITATION: Sabin 51286, Wright-Howes M-884. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Exposé succinct de la contestation qui s'est élevée entre M. Hume et M. Rousseau [traduit par Suard], avec les pièces justificatives.

      Londres, 1766, pleine basane moderne, genre XVIIIe. –Qq. rousseurs. - in-12 de XIV-127 pp. ; 2e édition et première édition imprimée à Londres, parue la même année que l’originale de Paris.Version de Hume sur cette "affaire infernale".

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        Le Pont de Francfort (mirrored)

      Wichnyther, London & J. Chereau, Paris ca. 1766 - 1776 330 x 522 mm (plate: 250 x 430 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour 13. Vue du Pont et de la Ville de Francfort; Published according to Act of Parliament 1766; à Londres chès Wichnyther et à Paris ches J. Chereau rue St. Jacques au dessus de la Fontaine St. Severin aux 2 Colonnes No. 257. Tears in the left and right margin and a fold in the middle of the plate. Overall state is good. Hand coloured optical view of the German city of Frankfurt, as seen in birds eye view from the river. In the front the city's bridge is depicted. Coloured in blue, green and brown pastels.

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments.Combined with the Plates from the Liturgy of the Church of England.Bound with: The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They are to be Sung or Said in Churches

      Joseph Bentham, Cambridge 1766 - A unique issue of the Book of Common Prayer (cf. Griffiths, Book of Common Prayer which shows only 1764 and 1765 versions). As is typical on editions printed before 1852, the thanksgiving for deliverance from the Gunpowder Plot and the Restoration of Charles II is present. The fifty-five engravings are chiefly from the gospels (the Engraving on the Parable of the Good Samaritan lacks 25% of its image). This copy notes the previous owner as "Martha Mirriam Home, Her Book, 1799". She married Thomas Beacall in Shropshire in 1805. In his will read in 1846 he was noted as a "Gentleman of Shrewsbury, Shropshire." In the back is pasted in a note that the book now belonged to their daughter Mary Leake who was born in 1811. While the book was trimmed for the fine leather binding, no text appears to be lacking. Also the Psalms in meter are bound in the back with a separate title page (Cambridge, 1758).

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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