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        Traité des Délits et des Peines,

      traduit de l'italien (par André Morellet), d'après la troisième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur. Avec des Additions de l'Auteur, qui n'ont pas encore paru en italien. Philadelphie (ma Parigi), 1766, - in-12, pp. XL, 239. Leg. del tempo p. pelle con filetti a secco sui piatti, tit. e fregi oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Ristampa della prima edizione della traduzione francese col solo testo "Dei delitti e delle pene", pubblicatasi a Parigi col falso luogo di Losanna; anche la presente ediz. apparve a Parigi, ma col falso luogo di Filadelfia. Annunciata da D'Alembert sulla "Gazette littéraire de l'Europe" del 1° agosto 1765 («.Ce bel ouvrage "Dei delitti e delle pene" méritoit d'être traduit dans notre langue par une main habile; un de nos meilleurs écrivains s'est chargé de ce soin; sa traduction est achevée et prête à paroître.»), essa apparve a Parigi il 28 dicembre di quell'anno 1765, ma con la falsa indicazione "à Lausanne 1766". Le correzioni ed aggiunte citate nel frontespizio, trasmesse al Morellet, erano state preparate dal Beccaria per la nuova edizione italiana (con l'indicazione "Edizione quinta", che uscirà a Livorno nel marzo del 1766). Bell'esempl. Firpo, Ediz. Opere di C. Beccaria I, pp. 294-5 (per l'ediz. orig. francese). Parenti, Luoghi falsi, p. 169. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems, chiefly pastoral.

      Printed for the author; and sold by J. Dodsley . J. Almon . W. Richardson and L. Urquhart . G. Robinson and J. Roberts . W. Nicoll . and T. Slack, in Newcastle., London 1766 - The Bradley Martin copy of the first edition, second issue (a reissue of the Newcastle edition of the same year, with a new titlepage). Dublin-born Cunningham intended to pursue a career as an actor in England, but turned to poetry in the 1760s and began gathering his works for a collective publication, encouraged by David Garrick.'His best efforts were in the poetry of landscape, and here he was influenced by current interests in the Gothic and the picturesque. In these respects Cunningham owes something to both the landscape poets and the graveyard school. His handling of rhyme and rhythm demonstrates his good ear, and in general his poetry, in reflecting popular taste, is clear and accessible' (Oxford DNB). 8vo (212 × 120 mm), pp. xvi, 240, plus engraved frontispiece by Isaac Taylor, subscribers' list; contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt panelled spine with floral tools and red morocco label, blue edges; lightly rubbed, both joints cracked but still tight; early engraved armorial bookplate of William Brodie of Brodie, later bookplate of H. Bradley Martin. [Hayward 186; Roscoe, J139.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The works of Virgil. Englished by Robert Andrews

      Birmingham: John Baskerville. 1766. "Only edition, 8vo, pp. [6], 16, [3]-536; contemporary maroon straight- grain morocco-backed marbled boards, smooth gilt-paneled spine laid out in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 1; edges worn, corners showing, but in all a very good, sound copy. Gaskell 32"

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        Dictionnaire de Chimie, contenant la Théorie et la Pratique de cette Science, son application à la Physique, à l’Histoire Naturelle, à la Médecine et à l’Economie Animale. Avec l’Explication détaillée de la vertu et de la manière d’agir des Médicamens Chymiques. Et les principes fondamentaux des Arts, Manufactures et Métiers dépendans de la Chymie.

      Paris, Lacombe, 1766. - 2 volumes in-12: xxiv, 616pp.; 686pp. Veau, dos à nerfs ornés (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale (second tirage) du premier dictionnaire de chimie. Le texte est précédé d’une notice historique occupant les 22 premières pages et retraçant les progrès de la Chimie depuis les débuts jusqu’à Stahll et Boerhaave. L’ouvrage connut un succès immédiat, attesté par de nombreuses éditions et traductions. Papier bruni par endroits. Reliures un peu restaurées. Duveen, p. 377: "By far the most important of Macquer’s works". Ferguson, II, 60. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Art du Facteur d'Orgues

      [Paris]: [L.F. Delatour], 1766. First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett I, p. 27. Cortot p. 18. Hirsch I, 54. Wolffheim I, 1124. RISM BVI p. 130. These impressive volumes were published as part of the "Description des arts et métiers." The plates, many of which are folding, are engraved by Gardete, Goussier and others, and depict organ design and construction in elaborate detail as well as illustrating a number of other keyboard instruments and a hurdy-gurdy; of particular note is the very large folding plate of an organ built by Gabler in 1750, with a fine view of the interior of the Abbey at Weingarthen. "Bédos de Celles is best known for his writings, particularly his L'art du facteur d'orgues. This work is among the earliest to describe in detail the design and physical construction of the pipe organ and provides a valuable description of classical French organ building. His extensive and highly detailed plates, charts and diagrams deal with aspects of organ design, mixture compositions, pipe scales, pipes and pipe making, and tools and their use. Working from the writings of Marie Dominique Joseph Engramelle, he gave exhaustive instructions on the transfer of musical scores to organ barrels for mechanical playing and provided two complete pieces in the form of pinning charts. This aspect of his work inspired the makers of mechanical organs from his time forward. Bédos de Celles also described a mechanism for a square piano combined with an organ, a claviorgan and a vielle organisée and included a detailed discussion of ornamentation, articulation and principles of organ registration." Guy Oldham and Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume in Grove Music Online. Frank Hubbard (1920-1976), the imporant American harpsichord maker, was a pioneer in the 20th century revival of historical methods of harpsichord building. After studying English literature at Harvard, Hubbard went to England in 1947 to learn the craft of building keyboard instruments constructed on historical principles. "[He] worked briefly at the Dolmetsch workshop before joining Hugh Gough at his London premises. He also studied early keyboard instruments in British and continental collections. On his return to the USA in 1949 he and [William] Dowd founded a workshop to build harpsichords on historical principles rather than in the modern fashion then practised by virtually all professional makers. Their firm produced models based on the surviving instruments made by the leading historical makers of Italy, Flanders, France and England." Howard Schott in Grove Music Online. An unusually good copy of this monumental work.. Four parts bound in one volume. Large folio (ca. 440 x 296 mm). Full contemporary mottled dark tan leather with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, mid-tan leather title labels gilt, marbled endpapers. Part I (1766): 1f. (title), 1f. ("Avertissement"), i-xxvi (Préface), xxvii-xxx ("Table des Chapitres"), xxxi-xxxii (Corrections & Additions... Avis au Relieur"), 142 pp. Part II (1770): 1f. (title), pp. [1]-4 (= pp. 143-146), 147-[475], [i] ("...Corrections & Additions...") pp. Part III [1770]: Pp. 477-536 Part IV (1778): 1f. (title), pp. [537]-646, 647-671 ("Table Alphabétique des Matieres et des Termes...), 672-676 ("Tables des Planches) + 137 large engraved plates, a number double-page or larger and/or folding. Provenance: The noted American harpsichord maker Frank Hubbard (purchased from the music antiquarian Otto Haas in London, invoice dated June 29, 1956). Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped; hinges cracked but sound. Slightly worn, browned, and soiled throughout, more heavily to some plates, primarily to margins; larger plates with splits at folds repaired; occasional small ink stains; other minor defects. Lacking title to Part III (as in the Wolffheim copy). A very good, crisp, clean, wide-margined copy overall.

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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, red and green morocco lettering-pieces gilt, repairs to joints, edges and corners worn, spines darkened, internally clean and fresh, a good 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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        Amboinische Raritäten-Kammer oder Abhandlung von den steinschaalichten Thieren welche man Schnecken und Muscheln nennet, aus dem Holländischen übersetzt von Ph. L. S. Müller, mit Zusätzen von J. H. Chemnitz. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Wien Krause 1766 - (34 x 24 cm). (20) CXXVIII (richtig CXXX) (2) S.; 200 (2) S. Mit gestochenem Titel, 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten und 33 Kupfertafeln. Dekorativer Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, Supralibros und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe seines berühmten und heute noch grundlegenden Handbuchs über Konchyliologie, in dem er viele Spezies erstmalig beschreibt. - Rumpf (1628-1702), Offizier der "Niederländischen Ostindien-Kompanie", kam 1653 als Inspektor auf die Molukken-Insel Amboina, wo er es bis zum Konsul und holländischen Unterstatthalter brachte. Während dieser Zeit unternahm er 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. - Die vorzüglich gestochenen Tafeln sind seitenverkehrte Kopien der Tafeln 17-49 des holländischen Originals und zeigen zahlreiche Muscheln und Schnecken. - Stellenweise leicht gebräunt. Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar in einem dekorativen zeitgenössischen Einband. Ohne den 1773 von Valentini herausgegebenen Supplementband. - Nissen ZBI 3519 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Nov. 2, n.y, Fulton (?) Hotel - A 2-page letter written on both sides of one sheet and SIGNED by Webster declining an invitation "to the dinner intended to be given to Mr. Brown." (As Mr. Brown's "official duties of his public station abroad" is mentioned in the letter, it likely refers to James Brown (1766 - 1835), Louisiana lawyer, U.S. Senator, and Minister to France. The Monroe Doctrine was delivered to the French Government while he was minister.) In addition Webster lists the 11 members of the committee that the letter is addressed to at the end of the letter. Creases from folding, still Very Good [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A compendious Hebrew lexicon, adapted to the English language . to which is annexed a brief account of the construction and rationale of the Hebrew tongue.

      printed for the author, and sold by E. and C. Dilly [et al.], London 1766 - First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 187, [1]; full contemporary calf, original red morocco label; scuffed, but sound. Pike (?1717-1773) "was a man of character and ability and considerable Biblical scholarship" (DNB) and was the compiler of a number of miscellaneous works, mostly theological. American editions, for use at Harvard, appeared in 1802 and 1811. Alston XIV, 141; Vancil, p. 193. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Beskrifning af kongl. rese-apothequet jämte en kort underwisning huru de sjukdommar, som wanligast påkomma resande, igenkiännas och botas [A description of the Royal travel pharmacy along with a short instruction on the recognition and cure of the most common illnesses among travellers].

      1766 - Stockholm, kongl. Finska boktryckeriet, 1766. 8:o. (16),96,96-102 pp.Contemporary half calf, worn, with raised bands, spine decorated in blind. Sprinkled edges. occasional minor stains, for example on p. 11. A few leaves with tear in the lower margin. Signatures and bookplate.Waller 4203. A German translation was published in 1769. Peter Petersen (1708-83), raised to the nobility as von Heidenstam in 1770, originated from Holstein and was personal physician to King Adolf Fredrik. He assisted at the inoculation of the princes, among other things. He was the great grandfather of the author and Nobel Laureate Verner von Heidenstam. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des Agathon. Quid Virtus et quid Sapientia possit.

      Orell, Gessner & Comp.)., Frankfurt und Leipzig (d.i. Zürich, 1766 - Erster und Zweyter Theil in 2 Bänden. Frankfurt und Leipzig (d.i. Zürich, Orell, Gessner & Comp.). 1766-1767. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 392 S.; 1 Bl., 351 S., 2 n.n. S. Druckfehler. Pp.-Bde. der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel. Holzmann-B. 2, 6526. - Wilpert-G. 44. - Erstausgabe. - (Einbände etwas berieben. Papierbezug am Rücken eingerissen bei Band 1. Zeitgenöss. Name auf Innendeckeln. Durchgehend mit Randanstreichungen in Bleistift. Stellenweise leicht fleckig). Sprache: Deutsch Pp.-Bde. der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Art of Angling Now Improved with Additions and Formed into a Dictionary In Two Parts. Part 1 Containing An Account Of Fish And Fish Ponds, A New Art Of Fly Making, The Secret Ways Of Catching Fish By Ointment And Other Arts etc. Part 2 Of The Great Whale And Whale Fishing.

      T Lowndes 1766 - viii 293 (8) pages of publishers advs. engraved frontis of an angler landing a fish + 135 woodcut illus of various fishes within the text, bound in a fine circa 1890- full speckled calf by Tout, spine in six compartments, contrasting label with 2 fish and fly decorations within decorated borders, gilt triple ruled frame to boards with decorative corner pieces. Small chip to head of spine. Dr Brookes was Rector of Ashney in Northants. The 1766 edition is said to have been revised by Mosses Browne. W/S 42/43

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        Jus civile controversum, ubi illustriores juris controversiae breviter et succincte deciduntur, difficiliores materiae explicantur, objectiones solide solvuntur, et legum dissensus nova saepe ratione, ubi hactenus satisfactum nun videtur, conciliantur. Opus ad illustrationem compendii Lauterbachiani.

      Leipzig, sumtibus Haered. M. G. Weidmanni et Reichii, 1766. Editio Quarta multis quaestionibus aucta. 2 Bde. Gr.-8vo. 2 Bll., 968; 2 Bll., 764 S., 51 Bll. (Index). Schöne, zeitgenössische Ganzlederbände auf 5 Bünden geheftet, mit geprägten Rückenschildchen. Cocceji (1679-1755) hat entscheidend den Beginn der Justizreform des Aufklärungszeitalters in Preußen mitgeprägt. Nach dem Studium der Rechtswissenschaft an der Universität Frankfurt an der Oder trat er im Jahre 1704 in den preußischen Justizdienst ein. In den Jahren 1711 bis 1713 war er der Vertreter Preußens an der Visitation des Reichskammergerichts. In dieser Zeit entstand sein vorliegendes berühmtestes Werk: das \"jus civile controversum\". Das Werk ist in der Legalordnung der Digesten gegliedert. Innerhalb dieser Legalordnung werden Quaestionen an den Beginn gestellt, die in kontroverser Manier beantwortet werden: Affirm(andum) - Obj(ectum) - Resp(ondum). In der Regel werden an das Respondum noch weitere Gegenargumente aufgereiht, denen wiederum eine Antwort folgt. - Samuel de Cocceji war Sohn von Henricus Coccejus, des Ministers, Chefs de Justice und Großkanzlers Friedrichs des Großen. Versand D: 2,00 EUR Digestenlehrbücher, Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig (Lipsiae)

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        Fragmentos de la vida, y virtudes del v. illmo. y rmo. Sr. Dr. D. Vasco de Quiroga primer obispo de la santa iglesia cathedral de Michoacan, y fundador del real, y primitivo Colegio de s. Nicolàs obispo de Valladolid ... Con notas criticas, en que se aclaran muchos puntos historicos, y antiguedades americanas especialmente michoacanenses.

      Mexico: en la imprenta del Real, y mas antiguo Colegio de S. Ildefonso Small 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). [13] ff., 202 pp., [2] ff., 29, [1 (errata)] pp., port.. 1766 In the 18th century Mexico saw a birth of great biographical writing focusing on important figures in its history, especially its ecclesiastical history. Vasco de Quiroga (1470–1565) was an imposing and perhaps quixotic figure during the early post-Conquest decades. A learned man, he arrived in Mexico in 1531 as one of the first four judges of the high court (i.e., oidores) and became the first bishop of the far western province of Michoacan. In that "out of the way" region of Mexico he devoted himself to establishing European culture, ensuring fair treatment of the indigenous population, creating towns and cities, and building the first utopian community in the New World. => Not the least of his accomplishments was the creation of two pueblo-hospitals for native Americans, and appended and integral to this biography are his "Reglas, y ordenanzas para el gobierno de los Hospitales de Santa Fé de México, y Michoacàn," which occupy the final 29 pages. Historians still consider this to be the definitive biography of Quiroga. The => engraved portrait of him, handsome and from the burin of José Morales, adds a face to the words of the biographer and to the account of the deeds of the biographee. Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of ties. Marca de fuego, unidentified, in upper edges of closed volume; very faint waterstaining visible here and there, most visible on five leaves at rear; generally a very good copy, clean and even crisp.

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        Recueil de 9 Oraisons funèbres

      - Paris G. Desprez 1766, 48 pages : "Oraison funèbre de très haut, très puissant et très excellent Prince Dom Philippe de Boubon, Infant d' Espagne, Duc de Parme, de Plaisance et de Guastalle, prononcée dans l'Eglise de Paris le 13 mars 1766 par M. L' Abbé de Beauvais, Prédicateur du Roy". A Nancy Pierre Antoine SD, 34 + 16 pages : "Oraison funèbre de très haut, très puissant et excellent Prince Stanislas I. Roi de Pologne, Grand Duc de Pologne, Grand Duc de Lithuanie, Duc de Lorraine et de Bar, prononcée en l' Eglise Primatiale de Lorraine le 10 du mois de Mai 1766. par le R.P. Elisée, Carme Déchaussé, Prédicateur du Roi" suivi des "Honneurs funébres.". Paris G. Desprez 1773, 37 pages : "Oraison funèbre de très haut, très puissant et très excellent Prince Chares Emanuel III, Roi de Sardaigne prononcée dans l'Eglise de Paris le 25 mai 1773 par Messire César Guillaume de La Luzerne, Evêque Duc de Langres, Pair de France". A Paris de l'Imprimerie Royale 1776, 48 pages : "Oraison funèbre de très haut et très puissant Seigneur Louis Nicols Victor de Félix du Muy, Maréchal de France, Chevalier des Ordres du Roi, Ministre et Secrétaire d'Etat au département de la guerre, ci devant Menin de Mgr le Dauphin. Directeur et administrateur de l'Hotel Royal des Invalides, prononcée dans l'Eglise de cet Hotel le 24 avril 1776 par Messire J.B.C.M. de Beauvais, Evéque de Senez". Paris Didot l'Ainé 1781 , 44 pages : "Eloge funèbre de Messire Claude Léger, Curé de S. André des Arcs, prononcé en l'Eglise de cette Paroisse le 17 août 1781 par Messire J.B.C.M. de Beauvais". A Noyon J.F. Devin SD, 39 pages : "Oraison funèbre d'illustrissime et reverendissime Seigneur Monseigneur Charles de Broglie, Evéque Comte de Noyon, Pair de France, désigné Cardinal de la Ste Eglise Romaine, prononcée dans la Cathédrale de Noyon le 7 du mois de Juillet 1778 par Messire J.B.C.M. de Beauvais". Paris V. Thiboust 1781, 30 pages : "Laudatio funebris augustissimae Maria Theresiae Austriacae, Roman. Imperatricis, Bohem et Hungar. Reginae.A. M. Carolo Francisco Dupuis". Paris Demonville 1781, 64 pages : "Oraison funèbre de très haute, très puissante et très excellente Princesse Marie Thérèse, Archiduchesse d'Autriche, Impératrice Douairière, Reine de Hongrie et de Bohème, prononcée dans la Chapelle du Louvre le vendredi 1° juin 1781 par M; l' Abbé de Boismont, Prédicateur du Roi.". Suivi de "Epitaphe de Marie Thérèse Archiduchesse d'Autriche", 7 pages. L'ensemble relié en un seul volume In-4 demi veau blond, dos lisse très orné de petits fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin brodeaux. Petit manque de cuir à la coiffe, coins un peu émoussés, corps de l'ouvrage en très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Odes of Pindar, 1766, with several other Pieces in Prose and Verse, Translated from the Greek. To which is added A Dissertation on the OLYMPIC GAMES; Together with Original Poems on several Occasions By Gilbert West

      Pallmall, London: J. Dodsley, Pallmall, 1766. Hardcover. Very Good. RARE 1766 Edition in remarkably good condition. 276 pp. This is the hard to find & Highly Collectible 3rd volume in the series which contains the ""Dissertation On the Olympic Games"" - Of the Original Olympic Games; Of the Restitution of the Olympic Games; Of the Olympiad; Of the Olympic Stadium; Of the Foot-Races; Of the Wrestling; Of the Pentathlon; Of the Horse-Races; Of the Several Chariot Races; Of the Candidates for the Olympic Crown; Of Gymnastick Exercises ........and more! Original tan calf binding is strong & tight - rarely found in this condition. Gold gilt etching & titles to spine, with title etched onto the original red leather inset, & 5 raised bands. Normal wear, & to corners, & some foxing to endpapers, but very little internally. Owner inscription dates from 1776! Printed for J. Dodsley in Pallmall. Vol 3 only, [other volumes contain odes & verse & not the Olympic Dissertation]. A rare treat which would make a superb gift for an Olympic medalist!

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        Vorstellung von dem Nutzen eines nüchtern und mäßigen Lebens. mit einen Unterricht von den äüßerlichen zum Leben u. zur Gesunheit nöthigen Dingen, Handlungen und Umständen, auf neue herausgegeben von D. Christian Gotthold Schwenken

      Frakfurt u. Leipzig, in der Waltherschen Buchhdlg.,, 1766. 120 S., Kl.-8°, Hldrbd., d. Zt., m. mont. Rückenschildchen, mit angebunden : BERKELEY, George.: Gründliche hist. Nachricht vom Theer-Wasser, dessen herrlichen medicinischen Tugenden, Zubereitung und Gebrauch, ........aus dem englischen Original zusammen getragen und herausgeg. von Diederich Wessel Linden. Amsterdam u. Leipzig, Peter Mortier, 1745, 128 S., Einband stärker berieben, ansonsten gutes Exemplar Versand D: 7,40 EUR

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        Des Herrn Le Beau, Professors der Universität zu Paris . Geschichte des morgenländischen Kayserthums von Constantin dem Großen an, als eine Fortsetzung der Werke der Herren Rollin und Crevier : Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Bände : 3, 4 , 5 , 6, 7 , 8, 10, 12 , 16

      Leipzig, Frankfurt, 1766 ff. - Schlichte etwas spätere Pappbände mit handschriftlichen Inv. Nummer , teils kleinen Reg.kleber. Im Inneren Deckel alte Bibliothekskleber über einem Exlibris.Vorsätze teils etwas beschrieben, meist ein kleiner alter Stempel. Papier teilweise braunfleckig ( unterschiedlicher Umfang), altersfleckig, gelegentliche Knickspuren und sonstige altersgemäße Spuren. Teils leicht staubschmutzig. Vorhandene Bände : 3, 4 , 5 , 6, 7 , 8, 10, 12 , 16 ( noch in Bearbeitung ) R36 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Investigaciones históricas de las antigüedades del Reyno de Navarra

      Pamplona, Imprenta de Pascual Ibáñez, 1766 - Folio, [18]+748 p. Encuadernación en plena piel sobre papelón, bastante rozada y con pérdidas en bordes; nervios, tejuelo y hierros dorados en lomo; varios taladros en lomo, cortes tintados. Huellas de humedad en primeras cinco y últimas diez hojas; papel tostado y puntos de óxido en parte de la obra; anotaciones en hoja de respeto y guarda posterior. Páginas 609 a 616 encuadernadas por error entre páginas 664 y 665. Frontis calcográfico antes de portada (por D. Juan de la Cruz), viñeta calcográfica en portada, ambos con escudo de Navarra; viñetas con escenas históricas, culs de lampe, capitulares; algunas ilustraciones en el texto, mostrando monedas y sellos medievales. Apostillas marginales. Moret y Mendi (Pamplona, 1617-1687), jesuíta, profesor de filosofía y teología, Cronista del Reino de Navarra desde 1654. Pérez Goyena 2249 y 623. Ejemplar de la 2ª edición de esta obra, tras la primera de 1665

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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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        La pharsale.

      Paris: Chez Merlin 2 vols. I: 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.75"). Frontis., [1] f., lxxix, [1 (blank)] 304 pp., [1 (errata)] f.; 5 plates. II: 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.75"). [1] f., 315, [1] pp., [2] ff.; 5 plts.. 1766 Lucan's Pharsalia is an epic poem, the greatest in Latin after the Aeneid, on the subject of the civil war between Pompey and Caesar. Born in Córdoba, Spain, Lucan (A.D. 39–65) was the grandson of the elder Seneca, nephew of the younger Seneca, and the brother of the Gallio mentioned in Acts 18. He published the Pharsalia in A.D.. 62 or 63, but it seems likely that his poetic talent aroused the jealously of the vain Nero, as after its publication the emperor forbade him to write or even plead in the courts, and then later compelled him to commit suicide for alleged treason. The editio princeps of Lucan was printed in Rome by Sweynheym and Pannartz in 1469. The illustrated plates in this edition are after Gravelot, and the French translation is by M. Marmontel. Binding: Contemporary treed calf, spine gilt extra with badge of a thistle in compartments; red leather labels. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. Provenance: Small booklabel of William Salloch on rear pastedown. Binding as above, gilt somewhat dimmed; some chipping of leather to corners and spine tips, and endpapers rubbed. Internally generally clean, with some browning from turn-ins and a few spots of soiling. Bookplate on front pastedowns.

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        Recherches sur l'origine des découvertes attribuées aux modernes, Où l'on démontre que nos plus célèbres Philosophes ont puisé la plûpart de leurs connoissances dans les Ouvrages des Anciens

      1766 - 2 vol. in-8 , XLVIII-228 + Paris, Vve Duchesne, 1766, , 2 vol. in-8 , XLVIII-228 + [4]-257-[1] pages, veau marbré glacé, dos à nerfs ornés, encadrement d'un filet à froid sur les plats, tranches rouges. (Rel. de l'ép.), Première édition. Rare. Louis Dutens, né à Tours en 1730, se réfugia à Londres où il mourut en 1812. Cet érudit appartenait à une famille protestante ; de sérieux démêlés avec l'Archevêque de Tours l'obligèrent à s'exiler. Il publia de nombreux ouvrages, mais très peu sont consacrés à l'histoire des sciences. Outre celui que nous présentons ici et dont nous connaissons plusieurs éditions, on lui doit d'intéressantes Institutions leibnitiennes. Le présent ouvrage est un excellent survol des idées qui ont révolutionné les sciences aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles : la deuxième partie (T.I) est consacrée aux différents systèmes en vigueur (Descartes, Leibnitz, Buffon, Needham, Newton, Copernic, etc.) ; la troisième partie (T.II) concerne plus particulièrement la physique, la médecine, la botanique, l'optique, etc. Très abondantes notes de bas de page. Bel exemplaire. Poggendorff I, 633. Babson, 51. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Chez les Libraires associés 1766-1768, Liège - Legature coeve in piena pelle con fregi, fili e titolo oro su tassello al ds. Tagli rossi. Nove volumi con tassello più chiaro. Ritratto all antiporta del primo volume. Bossuet (Digione 1627-Meaux 1704) fu precettore del Delfino, Accademico di Francia e Vescovo di Meaux. Tra le sue opere storiche e filosofiche più note i Discours sur l histoire universelle e il Traité sur le libre arbitre . 8vo (cm. 19,8), 22 Voll. Opera completa. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beobachtungen über die Natur, Ursachen und Heilung der Krankheiten, welche man gemeiniglich Nerven= hypochondrische und hysterische Zufälle nennet. Mit einigen vorausgesetzten Anmerkungen über die Sympathie der Nerven. Aus dem Englischen nach der zweyten verbesserten Ausgabe übersetzt

      Leipzig Fritsch, 1766. 20 x 12,5cm, mod. Halbleder, marmor. Deckelbezug, Rückenschild, Exlibris auf inn. Spiegel, alte kl. Bibl.-Stempel auf Titel, XIV, 394 S., 4 Bl. Register Whytt (Vorgänger Cullens) schuf eine erste, von \"spirits\" weitgehend befreite somatisch-neurologische Medizin. Er entdeckte zahlreiche Reflexe (die Pupillenreaktionen, den Würg- und Hustenreflex u.a.). In diesem Buch begründete er eine neue Konzeption der \"nervous disorders\" mit Begriffen der nervlichen Irritation, der schwachen Konstitution und erhöhten Empfindlichkeit sowie des Zusammenwirkens auch entferntester Organe vermittels der \"Sympathie\". Zur engl. EA s. GARRISON/MORTON 4841, HUNTER/MACALPINE 389, HIRSCH/H. V, 922f.; HEIRS OF HIPPOCRATES 923: \"Whytt, a pupil of Monro primus and predecessor of William Cullen in the chair of medicine at Edinburgh, was one of the foremost physicians of the eighteenth century because of his contributions to clinical medicine and particularly to the understanding of reflex action. His clear description of tuberculous meningitis, his explanation of the sentient (sensitivity) principle in involuntary action, and his discussion of the significance of emotions in the natural history of organic diseases easily offset his mistaken emphasis on the value of lime water in the treatment of calculi in the urinary tract. In this work, which Fielding H. Garrison calls \'the first important English treatise on neurology after Willis\' (An introduction to the history of medicine. 4th ed. Philadelphia, 1929, p. 326), Whytt discusses the significance of emotions in the pathogenesis of nervousness, hypochondria, and hysteria\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR Psychiatrie, Neurologie, psychiatry

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

      1766 - 2 vol. petit de I. XXVI, Paris, Lacombe, 1766, in-8, 2 vol. petit de I. XXVI, (2), 616pp. - II. (4), 686, (2)pp, demi-veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges (reliure pastiche), PREMIERE EDITION d'un des tout premiers dictionnaires de chimie. Pierre Joseph Macquer (1718-84) fut professeur de chimie et de pharmacie au Jardin des plantes de Paris. Après avoir publié des "Eléments de chimie", l'auteur, encouragé par d'autres scientifiques, décida de publier un dictionnaire de cette discipline qui n'avait jamais été abordée de manière alphabétique jusqu'alors. Cette forme lui permet en outre de développer un certain nombre de sujets qui ne trouvaient pas leur place dans un traité classique. Pages de titre rognées court, mais néanmoins bel exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Philadelphia. -1825]. 1766 - Four volumes, approximately [400] total manuscript leaves. Folio ledgers, 13 x 8 inches, oblong 12mo. receipt books, 4 x 6 1/2 inches. First ledger in calf, tooled in blind: front board detached, rear hinge broken; boards and spine scuffed and stained; scattered foxing, but contents generally very good. Second ledger in three-quarter calf and marbled boards: boards scuffed, worn at extremities; front hinge starting; some scattered foxing, but generally very good; in a cloth clamshell box. First receipt book in calf, tooled in blind: a few loose leaves; very clean internally; very good. Second receipt book in three-quarter calf and marbled boards: spine disintegrating, boards scuffed and worn; some scattered foxing and transfer between leaves; about very good. In a cloth clamshell box, leather label. An interesting collection of manuscript volumes belonging to John Browne, a boat builder and tradesman in Philadelphia. Approximately half of the material is related to Browne's business accounts, including receipts and lists of transactions. The other half, circa 1820, contains writing by Browne's wife, Molly, and possibly his children. This half of the manuscript material is of a more personal, scrapbook- esque nature, comprised of poems and pasted clippings. The first ledger holds accounts 1776. The first twelve pages are tabbed and divided into an alphabetical index containing dozens of names. Following that are the individual accounts, comprising 121 numbered leaves, which are followed by the total summary for the ledger (7pp.), and lastly, several blank pages. The accounts detail money leant by Browne, which is then repaid in labor. The accounts are set up on facing pages, one side detailing the debt and the other the credit for said debt. Thus, on July 6, 1776, William Flud received "To Cash" £1.4.6, and the corresponding entry across the page reads "By 3 1/2 days work @ 7/0" to total £1.4.6. The debts are undersigned by the debtor and provide a fascinating glimpse into this system of loans and labor. The second of the two ledgers is more of a journal and scrapbook than an account book. Though the first five pages do contain some accounting information, they also contain a list of important familial and personal dates, a list of flowers growing in the garden, as well as two documents which have been pasted in. The first of these is a subpoena to Browne from the Court on the island of Tortola, dated January 13, 1798 and embossed with an official seal. The subpoena calls Browne to testify "in our behalf the truth of your Knowledge in a certain business of the Capture made by John Hodge Commander of [a] Private Commissioned Schooner." The majority of the middle of the volume is blank, though ruled for accounts. The latter half of the volume is written from the other side, making the rear board, in fact, the front board. This section of the ledger is, presumably, written by Browne's wife, Molly, circa 1820. It is primarily composed of verse and various pieces of prose, most of which have been copied from other sources. There are also other manuscript pages pasted into this section which contain similar writings. The first of the receipt books has a few scattered entries dated 1776, 1779, 1792 and 1801, but the bulk of the book is devoted to the year 1788. The entries for 1788 deal almost exclusively with receipts for rent, though the other earlier and later entries are for items such as timber, and in one instance, a horse. The first few leaves have been pasted over with clippings from early newspapers. These are mostly verse, though there are some advertisements and brief news items. The second receipt book has been pasted over quite thoroughly, circa 1820, with many different and interesting woodcut illustrations. The contents of this volume provide an interesting snapshot of the printing arts at that time. Illustrations have been clipped from newspapers and periodicals, books and almanacs, packaging labels and revenue stamps,

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        Dictionary of the English Language Volume 1 and 2

      Millar 1766 - 1766. Unpaginated. No dust jacket. Brown leather with gilt lettering.Volume one is severely hinge cracked with loose front board, volume two is also hinge cracked yet is more resolute. Loose page at front of volume one with loose page at rear of volume two, of which both have inscriptions of previous owners' names and chipping along edges.Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with intermittent dog-eared corners. Scuffing and dark smudging along block-edge. Pen marking at rear pages of volume 1 with pen marking along block-edge of volume 2. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spines with splitting along edges.Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing, water marking, denting and wear along edges and over surfaces. Leather eroded at corners. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera omnia: A Collegio Medicorum Londinensi edita

      William Bowyer, London 1766 - Harvey, William (1578-1657). Opera omnia: A collegio medicorum Londinensi edita. Edited by Mark Akenside. 4to. [8], xxxviii, [2], 673pp., including errata leaf. Lacking leaf Rr1, the half-title to Tomus Secundus. Engraved frontispiece portrait, plate. 294 x 234 mm. Mid-19th century calf gilt, front cover stamped with the arms of the Royal College of Surgeons. Rebacked retaining original backstrip. Light toning & foxing, but very good. [London]: A Collegio Medicorum Londinensi, 1766. Presented by the Royal College of Physicians to Sir George Edward Paget (1809-92), the Harveian Orator for 1866, with bookplate commemorating the presentation on the front pastedown. Second collected edition in Latin. "Harvey’s chief works in Latin have only twice been printed in a collected form, first by van Kerckhem at Leyden in 1737, and secondly by Bowyer for the Royal College of Physicians in 1766. The latter is an imposing volume with a fine engraved portrait" (Keynes, p. 100). This edition also includes a life of Harvey and a list of emendations in the 1628 De motu cordis and the 1649 De circulatione sanguinis. This copy of Harvey’s collected works was presented by its publishers, in a presentation binding, 99 years after its publication. Keynes 47. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionary of the English Language Volume 1 and 2

      Millar, 1766. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1766. Unpaginated. No dust jacket. Brown leather with gilt lettering.Volume one is severely hinge cracked with loose front board, volume two is also hinge cracked yet is more resolute. Loose page at front of volume one with loose page at rear of volume two, of which both have inscriptions of previous owners' names and chipping along edges.Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with intermittent dog-eared corners. Scuffing and dark smudging along block-edge. Pen marking at rear pages of volume 1 with pen marking along block-edge of volume 2. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along spines with splitting along edges.Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing, water marking, denting and wear along edges and over surfaces. Leather eroded at corners.

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        Versuch einer Allegorie, besonders für die Kunst. [griech. Motto, Theophrast]. Der Königlichen Groß-Britannischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften auf der berühmten Universität zu Göttingen zugeeignet.

      In der Waltherischen Hof-Buchhandlung, Dresden 1766 - 4°. X, 158 S., (6) Bll. Lederband d.Zt. auf fünf Bünden mit Rückenschild und –vergoldung. Kapitale etwas bestoßen, etwas berieben. Der Buchbinder hat eine besonders in Skandinavien verbreitete Technik angewandt, bei der der Rücken vor dem Vergolden schwarz eingefärbt wurde. Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke IV,302,12). – Papierbedingt wie immer leicht gebräunt, zwei Bll. etwas stärker; gelegentlich kleine Braunflecken. Handschriftl. Besitzeinträge „Gianelli 1786“ und „C.Horneman 1807“ a.d. Titel. Der dänische Miniatur- und Pastellmaler CHRISTIAN HORNEMAN (1765 Kopenhagen 1844) war verheiratet mit einer Schwester des Bildhauers und Medailleurs PIETRO LEONARDO GIANELLI (1767 Kopenhagen 1807); nach dessen Tod kam das Buch offensichtlich in die Bibliothek HORNEMANs, von dem wohl auch der handschriftl. Zusatz des Verfassernamens a.d. Titel stammt. Beide Künstler spielten eine herausragende Rolle im Kulturleben Kopenhagens. Ein langer alter handschriftl. Eintrag zu WINCKELMANN a.d. Vorsatz, ein paar alte Marginalien im Text. WINCKELMANNs Versuch, den Gebrauch der Allegorie bei den Alten theoretisch für seine Zeit nutzbar zu machen, fand Zuspruch (z.B. bei GOETHEs Zeichenlehrer A.F.OESER) wie Widerspruch. Prinzipiell abgelehnt wurde WINCKELMANNs Ansatz von K.P.MORITZ (Die Signatur des Schönen. 1788/9). „Die Allegorie spielt eine Schlüsselrolle in WINCKELMANNs Ästhetik, darum kommt ihrer Kritik von MORITZens Seite aus auch einem Grundsatzkonflikt in der Kunstreflexion gleich. In den divergenten ästhetischen Konzeptionen von WINCKELMANN und MORITZ korrespondieren den Figuren Allegorie und Symbol dabei unterschiedliche Modelle in der Rezeption der antiken bildkünstlerischen Figur: Eine Rhetorik der Kunstbetrachtung. Diese bezeichnet zugleich, da es bei beiden Autoren programmatisch um eine klassizistische Verlebendigung der Antike geht, unterschiedliche Modelle der Aneignung der Tradition.“ (G. Goerlitz, Plastische Rhetorik, S.37; in: Kritik der Tradition, Würzburg 2001). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Vienne, Jean-Thomas Trattnern, 1766. - 3 volumes in-8°, [16]-203-[9]; [2]-219-[9]; [2]-208-[12]p. Seconde édition, la première étant parue en 2 volumes in-folio en 1759 à Parme. Rassemble 630 gravures dans le texte (une par page) de Jean-Baptiste Boudard avec le texte explicatif en dessous. Ex-libris au dos des pages de titre. La page 1 du premier volume en voie de désolidarisation, brunissure des 3 premiers et des 3 derniers feuillets de chaque volume (dûe au carton utilisé pour les plats des reliures). Un mors fendu sur 2 centimètres en tête du troisième volume. Autrement bon exemplaire. Reliures plein veau moucheté d'époque, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, titre doré aux dos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Plan of the City and Liberty of Westminster [... of the City of London and Borough of Southwark] Exhibiting all the new streets & roads, with the residences of the principal nobility, public offices, &c. Not extant in any other plan

      London: printed for Robert Sayer & Thomas Jefferys, 1766. Copper-engraved map, on two joined sheets, some period hand-colouring (as called for). In good condition with some expert repairs into the image area, particularly at old folds. Overall size of joined sheets: 19 1/8 x 39 inches. A fascinating large scale map recording an important time of expansion for London, just before the explosion of the 19th century. This map is arguably two maps joined not just two sheets joined, as each sheet has its own title. The two sheets were also issued as two separate maps but the old join together with the clearly continuous contemporary colouring all suggest that this map is as it left the publisher's premises. The British library copy of the "Westminster" sheet is an earlier issue dated "March 15 1765" and with Bird Street and Little Duke Street (both to the west of Portman Square) not included. The joined map extends from Hyde Park and the Edgeware Road to the west, through the West End and the City to Wapping and slightly beyond in the East. In the North is Islington; Lambeth Palace to the South. The hand-coloured sections are explained by engraved keys ojn each map: new roads are coloured light brown and "intended Streets or New Buildings not finished" are yellow. New roads (in light brown) include what are now Euston Road, Marylebone Road and City Road to the North and in the south Kennington Road and Borough Road. Howgego 122, state 2.

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        Neue vollständig erwiesene Abhandlung von denen Steuern und deren vortheilhafter Einrichtung in einem Lande nach den Grundsätzen einer wahren die Verbesserung der Macht eines Regenten und die Glückseligkeit seiner Unterthanen wirkenden Staatskunst entworfen.

      bey August Lebrecht Stettin,, Ulm, 1766 - Ulm, bey August Lebrecht Stettin, 1766. 8vo. Titelblatt, 9 Bll., 432 S., 10 Bll. Register. Einfacher, zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit Buntpapierbezug und neuem geprägtem Rückenschild, Buchblock schön und unbeschnitten. (Ebd.-Rücken etw. berieben). Seltene erste Ausgabe. Johann Wilhelm von der Lith (1709-1775) war Kameralist und stand in Diensten des Fürstentums Ansbach. Mit der vorliegenden Schrift erweist sich Lith als "ein charakteristischer Vertreter des unter dem Einflusse Montesquieu' modificirten Merkantilismus, sowie des aufgeklärten, politischen Absolutismus Friedrich's des Großen. Die Interessen der möglichsten Volksvermehrung wie des wirthschaftlichen Abschlusses des Staates besonders in Bezug auf die im Lande zu behaltenden Geldmengen sind auch für v. d. L. die Ausgangspunkte seiner nationalökonomischen Ansichten. In der guten Einrichtung der Steuern erblickt er den Angelpunkt des ganzen Finanzwesens und ist hier der letzte warme Vertreter der Universalaccise, wie sie in Theorie und Praxis der vorangegangenen Zeit so vielfach empfohlen und versucht war; besonders die letztgenannte Schrift ist auch heute noch reich an Rüstzeug zur Vertheidigung der indirecten Besteuerung. An Gegnern hat es dieser Auffassung freilich auch in jener Zeit nicht gefehlt; der schärfste unter ihnen war jedenfalls Justi." (ADB 18, 782). - Humpert 11754; nicht bei Goldsmith u. Kress. Einfacher, zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit Buntpapierbezug und neuem geprägtem Rückenschild, Buchblock schön und unbeschnitten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Laokoon: oder über die Grenzen der Mahlerey und Poesie. [Motto aus Plutarch]. Mit beyläufigen Erläuterungen verschiedener Punkte der alten Kunstgeschichte; . Erster Theil [alles, was erschien].

      bey Christian Friedrich Voß, Berlin 1766 - Gr-8°. (4) Bll., 298 S., (1) weißes Bl. Wohl späterer Lederband mit Rückenschild und –vergoldung, vergoldete Deckelborduren. Etwas berieben, leicht fleckig. Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke IV,387, 96; Muncker S.404; Seifert, Lessing 734; Carter/Muir, Printing and the Mind of Man 213). – Wenige Lagen etwas stärker gebräunt, gelegentlich etwas braunfleckig. Im Vergleich zu den meisten anderen Exemplaren der Erstausgabe des Laokoon, die überwiegend auf verschiedenem, meist nicht gutem Papier gedruckt wurden, ist das vorliegende recht sauber. "LESSING arbeitete den Text weitgehend noch in Breslau aus (1762-1765), vollendete die 29 Kapitel des ersten Teils des Textes . in Berlin. . M.MENDELSSOHN macht ihn bereits 1756 auf J.J.WINCKELMANNs Gedanken über die Nachahmung der Griechischen Werke . (1755) aufmerksam, in der die antiken Meisterwerke mit der berühmten Formel der 'edlen Einfalt' und 'stillen Größe' charakterisiert und und zum Maßstab erhoben werden, der jeden Ausdruck als Fehler bezeichnet, der 'zu feurig und zu wild' erscheint. . Nach dem Grundsatz des Horazischen 'ut pictura poesis' gilt ein Gegenstand nur dann als schön, wenn man ihn auch als Statue oder als Gemälde darstellen könne. LESSING wendet sich gegen diese . Auffassung. Gemäß seinem von PLUTARCH stammenden Motto 'Sie sind sowohl im Stoff wie in den Arten der Nachahmung verschieden' unternimmt er es, Poesie und Malerei von ihren Gesetzmäßigkeiten der Darstellung her zu unterscheiden . LESSINGs Schrift verknüpft und gliedert als erste in logischer Folge Gedanken, die andere Schriftsteller und Kunsttheoretiker seiner Zeit, MENDELSSOHN beispielsweise oder SHAFTESBURY und DIDEROT, schon skizziert hatten. . Zugleich erhält die Theorie einen neuen praktischen Aspekt, von dem sich die nachfolgende Generation der Dichter und Kritiker leiten ließ: LESSINGs souveräne Ableitung von Kunstprinzipien aus dem Gegenstand selbst, seinen spezifischen Materialien und Zeichen, vernichtete die Herrschaft abstrakt hergeleiteter Regeln, orientierte sich vor allem an der Frage nach der Wirkung der Kunstwerke auf Betrachter wie Leser und bereitete damit auch der Genie-Ästhetik des Sturm und Drang den Weg. . Die befreiende Wirkung des Laokoon auf sich und seine Zeitgenossen beschreibt GOETHE in Dichtung und Wahrheit, wenn er bekennt, daß 'dieses Werk uns aus der Region eines kümmerlichen Anschauns in die freien Gefilde des Gedankens hinriß'" (KNLL 10,320f.). "LESSINGs Laokoon ist außerhalb Deutschlands sein wohl bekanntestes Werk; auf der ganzen Welt wurde sein Einfluß spürbar." Carter/Muir). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoires militaires, et voyages du R. P. de Singlande, ancien aumônier des armées du Roi, reçu en furvivance aumônier des bains de Barege.

      Chez Lacombe, Paris 1766 - Second edition after the one from 1765. Two volumes in one. xvi, 246pp; 224pp. Recent green morocco, spine with raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold, all edges stained red. The memoires of Father de Singlande, military chaplain. Includes an account of the conquest of Corsica. Small, faint stain to lower corner and tiny wormhole to margin affecting the last few leaves of volume I and the first few leaves of volume II; title page of volume one in facsimile. A clean, near fine copy. ; 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Sitten der Wilden, zur Aufklärung des Ursprungs und Aufnahme der Menschheit.

      Kopenhagen, In der Munnischen Buchhandlung, 1766. 354 s. 2 foldede kobberstukne plansjer. Samt. skinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Ryggen reparert ved nedre kapitél. Ex libris på forsats. Litt sprukket i ytre falser

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      Dublin, 1766. Contemporary polished calf by Morrell, ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked with original spines laid down, spines gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Two maps neatly backed with linen. A handsome set, very good plus. Charlevoix travelled in the Great Lakes region and down the Mississippi in 1720-22, to inspect interior posts and settlements and to gather more information about the westward regions. He had intended to return upriver, but he fell ill at Biloxi and returned to France in 1723. Originally published in 1744 as part of Charlevoix's larger work on New France, this journal was published separately in English, in London in 1766. The Dublin edition, which is much rarer, is considered the best by Howes and others because of the accompanying maps and the two striking Indian portraits which appear as frontispieces, "A Delaware Indian with his tomahawk, scalping knife, &c." and "Outacite Chief of the Cherokees." The text contains a short appendix relating to the West Indies, with excellent maps of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and the Caribbean.

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        Brief mit eigenh. U. (als Kardinal).

      Rom, 12. XII. 1766. - 1 S. 4to. In italienischer Sprache an Giulio Cesare Conte Vattieti [?]. - Mit Montagespuren verso.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Travels through Italy. Containing New and curious Obfervations on that Country; particularly The Grand duchy of Tuscany; the Ecclesiastical State, or the Dominions of the Pope; The Kingdom of Naples; The Republic of Venice and Genoa; and Other Italian Sta

      [A] 4+1, B-2K8, 2L2. [10], 476, [12] pages with five folding engraved plates [several signed by R. Bennett], folding map by D'Anville. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") bound in modern sheep, spine banded, title gilt on black leather label, edges in blue. (ESTC t153068. Pine-Coffin752.2 [var. imprint]. Borroni 3182.Cox I, 136. D'Ancona 672) First edition as a reissue of the edition "printed for S. Hooper; H. Webley; W. Nicol; and S. Bladon", 1766, with a cancel title page and an additional dedication to David Garrick.John Northall (1723?-1759), army officer and travel writer, "entered the service as a gentleman cadet in the Royal Regiment of Artillery on 1 July 1741 and was promoted to lieutenant fireworker on 1 April 1742. He served under Thomas Pattison with the Royal Artillery in Flanders in 1742, and was promoted second lieutenant on 1 April 1744. He was at the battle of Fontenoy on 11 May 1745, and became first lieutenant on 3 October 1745, captain-lieutenant on 24 March 1752, and captain on 1 October 1755. In February 1752 he went to Minorca, and thence to Livorno. He was recorded in Capua on 1 April 1752. Instead of making the usual tour of Italy, he visited the principal cities of Tuscany and, after a cursory visit to Rome, went to Naples. Then, after a more lengthened stay in Rome, he went to Loreto, Bologna, Venice, Mantua, Parma, Modena, and returned to Livorno, whence he sailed for Genoa. From Genoa he went by sea to Villafranca, and on by land to Marseilles. He died in 1759. An account of his Italian tour was published posthumously in July 1766, Travels through Italy; Containing New and Curious Observations on that Country, but the work has been criticized as following closely J. G. Keysler's Travels (1740; Eng. trans. 1756)." [Oxford DNB]Condition:Binding lightly rubbed, vertical creases on title label; new endpapers, title page re-inserted with repairs along inner margin, holograph ink signature on title page crossed through and pencil year beneath roman numerals; occasional small tears and spots of minor paper loss, mostly in the margins; ink stamp of "Scott County Public Library" on dedication leaf and page twenty-five, some smudges and soiling, rust stain on B3, few pages misprinted or mis-bound at an angle; nonetheless in overall very good condition.

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      [London, 1766. Folio. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Three horizontal folds. Near fine, untrimmed. This case arose out of a dispute concerning land in the township of Lampeter in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Christian Stover obtained a verdict against an order of ejectment in the Court of Pennsylvania on April 15th, 1763. Here he prays for an affirmation of the judgment for a list of "Reasons," which are printed on page 5 and signed in print by Stover's counsels, William De Grey and Fletcher Norton. The document contains three engraved plans of the area in question. Sabin calls for a map, which was actually printed and issued separately and is not present here.

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        Fragmentos de la vida, y virtudes del V. Illmo. y Rmo. Sr. Dr. D. Vasco de Quiroga Primer Obispo de la Santa Iglesia Cathedral de Michoacan, Y Fundador del Real y Primitivo Colegio de S. Nicolas ... [with] Reglas y Ordenanzas para el gobierno de los Hospitales de Santa Fe de Mexico, y Michoacan ...

      Mexico City: Imprenta del Real y mas Antiguo Colegio de S. Ildefonso, 1766. First edition. Quarto, ff 13, portrait of Quiroga, 202 pp; 1 f, 29 pp, with errata on verso. [Medina 2781; Beristain II:303] In the prologue Moreno relates the many sources he was able to consult, and his book is the basic source for Quiroga's biography. In fact Medina (Imprenta de Mexico) says of it:"Uno de los libros mas notables de su epoca en el pais en que fue escrito, por su estilo, por el criterio que revela en su autor y por la investigacion historica y critica que encierra." Bishop Quiroga [1470? - 1565] was one of the earliest of Mexico's proselytizers. A lawyer by profession, though known for his saintly character, he was consecrated as first bishop of Michoacan by Zumarraga himself. He attempted to create a kind of utopia on the lines of Sir Thomas More among the Indians of his diocese. He established hospitals and colleges as well. The second part of the book consists of the regulations for the hospitals he had founded for the care of the native population. Bound in contemporary vellum, with ties, only one of which is still present. Edges are stained red, with evidence of ownership ecclesiastical library -- a "marco de fuego" -- on upper edge. Smudge on first page of text of the biographichal part, but otherwise the paper is fresh. Very good copy.

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        De Zwaarste Plaatzen der Brieven van Paulus, in 't Miscellaneous beschouwd. En, die voorkomen in den Briev aan den Romeinen (-Corinthen, Galatien, Ephese, Philippi, Colossen, Thessalonicensen, Timotheus, en den Hebreen) meer byzonderlyk opgehelderd. Vooraf gaat eene Kerklyke Redevoering, gedaan ter gedachtenis van zynen XXV-jaarigen Predikdienst, over Hand. XXVI: 22, 23.

      Amsterdam, Gerrit de Groot en Zoon 1766/1769/1773/1777 - 4 delen, (titelprent met verklaring, 50, LXIV) 665 (23), (26) 739 (34), (22) 720 (35), (36) 790 (38) p. Perkament, 4° (Latere banden.)

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        The History of The Late War in Germany Between The King of Prussia and The Empress of Germany

      R. Horsfield et al 1766 - Volume one was published in 1766 pseudo-anonymously by Henry Lloyd, the author describing himself as ¿a general officer¿in the Austrian army¿. However, volume two was not published until 1790 along with a re-issuing of volume one. This happened posthumously as Lloyd died in 1785. As with his other works, this is not a generalised account of the wars at this time. The book also deals with the topography of the different regions with specific reference to roads and military manoeuvres, as to be expected from an officer who took part in the actions. Lloyd¿s works came to be highly respected for their almost scientific approach to warfare. This volume is enhanced by a fine fold-out map of the region, as well as seven fold-out plans of battle accompanied by their order of battle. Condition: Binding: contemporary calf rebacked with banded spine and label. Boards generally scuffed and worn. Hinges repaired. Binding tight. A little dampstaining affecting the upper margins of the last three plans and a little of the plans themselves. Small damp stain to lower margins near spine, not affecting text. Periodic light damp stain to upper margin, again not affecting text. Slight loss to the outer margin of p19 of the chapter on the campaign of 1756. Pages generally bright, maps and plans correctly folded and in good order. 27cm by 22cm approx. Map facing title. Title page with section details. Dedication page. Preface 36pp. Four sections including one plan of battle. The remaining plans to the rear along with errata page. Printed for the author and sold through various outlets, 1766. Due to the size and weight, extra postage may be required to post outside the UK please email for details [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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