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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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        Oeuvres

      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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        COLLECTION OF FOUR MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES BELONGING TO TRADESMAN JOHN BROWNE, COMPRISED OF TWO LEDGERS AND TWO RECEIPT BOOKS].

      [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,

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        A VOYAGE TO NORTH AMERICA, UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE PRESENT KING OF FRANCE. CONTAINING THE GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION AND NATURAL HISTORY OF CANADA AND LOUISIANA

      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.

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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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        PENNSYLVANIA. BETWEEN TIMOTHY PEACEABLE (UPON THE DEMISE OF JOHN FOTHERGILL, DANIEL ZACHARY, THOMAS HOWE, DEVEREUX BOWLEY, LUKE HIND, RICHARD HOWE, JACOB HAGAN, SILVANUS GROVE, AND WILLIAM HERON) - - - - -} APPELLANT. AND CHRISTIAN STOVER, - - - - RESPONDENT. THE RESPONDENT'S CASE

      [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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        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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        Opera omnia: A Collegio Medicorum Londinensi edita

      London: William Bowyer, 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.

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        Essai pour servir à l'histoire de la putréfaction

      1766 - (6), XLVIII, 578, (6)pp., 10 Paris, chez P. Fr. Didot le Jeune, 1766, in-8, (6), XLVIII, 578, (6)pp, 10 tableaux, veau havane de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, tranches rouges, Première édition de cet ouvrage rare. Bien complet des 10 tableaux dépliants; 6 pour les substances qui conservent la viande saine, 3 tables des expériences sur les différentes substances "employées dans le cours de cet ouvrage, placées chacune dans le saisons où elles on été faites", et un tableau des substances "qui ont rendu les œufs, le poisson et la viande inaltérables". Touchant à la fois la chimie et la gastronomie, cet Essai n'a pourtant été que très rarement mentionné par les principales bibliographies de ces sujets. Liée aux grands hommes et aux intellectuels de son temps, madame Thiroux d'Arconville (1720-1805) s'intéressa à différentes parties des sciences : la chimie (elle traduisit les Leçons de chimie de Shaw), la médecine, l'histoire naturelle, etc. Dans l'ouvrage présenté ici, elle décrit un grand nombre d'expériences menées avec rigueur dans son laboratoire de Meudon entre 1755 et 1763. Pour chacune d'elles, elle consignait avec précision la température de l'air, la force des vents, la couleur des liquides de conservation, leur odeur au fil des jours. Ses expériences portaient sur la conservation des denrées alimentaires et tout particulièrement sur les viandes conservées dans les vins, le vinaigre, les liqueurs, etc. Il faut lire avec intérêt les observations tirées de toutes ses expériences (p. 442 et suiv.). Charnières et coupes frottées, coins usés. Quelques rousseurs pâles. Cole, 1272 ; Blake, 449. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte Réduite de L'Ocean Septentrional compris entre l'Asie et l'Amerique suivant les Decouvertes qui ont été faites par les Russes..

      Paris: J. N. Bellin, 1766. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition apart from expert repairs to center fold. A fascinating map of the North Pacific shown just before the voyages of Cook, by Bellin, the esteemed French Royal hydrographer, present here in the first state This extremely interesting and finely engraved large map depicts the northern Pacific Ocean, and adjacent coasts during an early stage in its exploration, after the first wave of great Russian explorers but just before the momentous voyages of Captain James Cook. The map embraces a vast expanse from north of the 35th parallel, from Japan to California. The map shows the tracks of the Russian voyages of Bering and his deputy Aleksei Chirikov conducted from 1728-43 that first defined eastern Siberia and touched upon the American northwest. Save the imaginary bulge on the north coast of the Chuckchi Peninsula, the coasts of Siberia are extremely well-defined, attesting to Bering's enormous talent as a cartographer. Japan, whose rulers were known to be especially unwelcoming to foreign explorers, is not well understood, such that its large northernmost island, Hokkaido, does not appear at all on the map. It is perhaps Bellin's depiction of North America that is most intriguing. It shows how Bering and Chirikov touched on various points of the Aleutians and sighted Mount St. Elias, the 18,000 ft. peak located near the top of the Alaska panhandle. The Pacific northwest immediately south of that point is entirely conjectural noting apocryphal discoveries such as the 'River of the King's' encountered by the Spanish Admiral de Fuente in 1640, and the Strait of Juan De Fuca, discovered in 1592. Although the latter body of water does exist, it was probably first encountered by Europeans in the 1770s. Bellin does, however, note Sir Francis Drake's actual discovery of 'Nouvelle Albion' (northern California) in 1578. The map optimistically shows a land route across the continent to the Pacific, decades before any such endeavor was embarked upon. The mapping of the heart of North America is also most curious, as it shows the Red River system, which in reality flows towards Hudson's Bay, as being connected to the Mississippi Basin. The map is elegantly traversed by rhumb lines and the composition is completed by an exquisite rococo title cartouche. This map was part of the l'Hydrographie Française, a great sea atlas, published by Bellin in two volumes from 1755 to 1766. This was one of the finest works of the prolific Bellin, the "Hydrographer to the King", who was so highly regarded that the British (who were almost always at war with France) made him a member of their Royal Society. Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada IV:1125, plate 879; Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America , 610.

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        Allgemeine Uebersicht der Weltgeschichte von den aeltesten Zeiten bis auf gegenwärtige in Strömen und Flüßen dargestellt von Friedrich Strass.Teilkolorierter Kupferstich von 3 Platten, 1821. Erschienen im Verlag Zanna, Augsburg.Größe: 71 x 140 cm.

      - Auf Leinwand aufgezogen und mit 2 hölzernen Rundstäben zum Einrollen versehen. - Die ungewöhnliche Übersichtskarte des Historikers Friedrich Strass (1766-1845) verwendet die Darstellung von Flüssen als Metapher für die Strömung der Zeit. Eingezeichnet sind die verschiedenen Epochen und Herrscher, beginnend bei der Urzeit bis zum Jahr 1820 am Fuße der Darstellung. Bekannt wurde Friedr. Strass mit seiner 1804 erschienenen Darstellung "Strom der Zeiten", die bis zum Jahre 1816 mehrfach erschienen war. Viel seltener ist diese Übersichtskarte, welche dieselben "Flüße" darstellt, jedoch im oberen Bildbereich eine dekorative Landschaftsabbildung mit Personenstaffage im alten Kolorit zeigt. - Leicht gebräunt u. ein wenig braunfleckig. Im unt. Bereich mit kl. Einrissen in der Darstellung. Einige Randeinrisse. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries On The Laws Of England (4 volumes)

      Oxford; Clarendon Press; 1766; 68; 68; 69; Quarto; - 4 volume set. Volumes I and II are second editions, Volumes III and IV are first editions. Quartos. Bound in modern beige leather. Gilt spine. Gilt rule to boards. 5 raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Marginal damp stain throughout, affecting text of first few pages in each volume, affecting text in Vol. III throughout. Soot to prelims and page ends. Early signature of John Spence to title page. Grolier, 100 English, 52. Printing and the Mind of Man 212. Rothschild 407 Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history. Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful. ? Printing In the Mind of Man). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de divers traités sur l'histoire naturelle de la terre et des fossiles

      1766 - (4 ff.), 552 pp. Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1766, in-4, (4 ff.), 552 pp, reliure de l'époque en veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés de motifs floraux dorés, tranches rouges, Première édition collective de ce recueil principalement consacré à la géologie, dû au naturaliste suisse Elie Bertrand (1713-1797), dédié au roi de Pologne Stanislas Auguste, dont Bertrand était membre du conseil privé. Composé de 9 neufs traités qui parurent séparément, et qui sont ici revus et corrigés par l'auteur, cet ouvrage est de fait plus complet et plus exact. Cet ouvrage contient notamment les "Mémoires sur la structure intérieure de la terre" (Heidegguer, Zurich, 1752) et les "Mémoires historiques et physiques sur les tremblements de terre" (Pierre Gosse junior, La Haye, 1757) ainsi qu'un mémoire sur les tremblements de terre et une minéralogie du Canton de Berne. Illustré de bandeaux gravés sur bois par Orcat, répétés à chaque partie. De la bibliothèque du malacologue Ernest Bucaille, avec étiquette ex-libris. Coins et mors émoussés. Intérieur frais, exceptés les 4 derniers feuillets légèrement brunis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Astronomical manuscript on the 1766 comet in Portuguese entitled: Dialogo epistolar astronomico sobre o cometa apparecido em Lamego as da Abril e observado aze o dia 9. dao anno de 1766

      1766 - Folio (345 x 228 mm), ff [10] paginated [2] 15 [3, blank], ink on paper in a fine cursive script, drawing in ink pen and wash of the comet on the title; title a bit dust-soiled, otherwise fine, on uncut sheets in contemporary marbled boards. £5500A very learned unpublished Portuguese manuscript treatise on the 1766 comet (D/1766 G1 Helfenzrieder), which appeared in April of that year and was discovered on April 1 by Helfenzrieder, and independently by Messier, Cassini de Thury, and others. This treatise gives a detailed account of the observations made by the authors from their observatory set up on the mountain of Queimada near Lamego in Portugal. The authors also present a chronological catalogue of previous observations of comets from 1500 on, and cite numerous authors, including Apianus, Kepler, Gassendi, Cassini, Hevelius, Halley, Newton, Clairaut, and members of the Académie Royal des Sciences.The authors were pioneer climatologists as well as being accomplished astronomers. 'To the best of our knowledge, the earliest [meteorological] records undertaken in continental Portugal were carried out by Joao de Sousa Freire de Araujo Borges da Veiga (Veiga, hereafter) in Lamego, from 1770 until 1784. Lamego was an important and prosperous Episcopal city of the Douro valley, and was marked by economic productions: silk (the 16th-17th centuries) and Port wine (since the 18th century). There is scarce information concerning Veiga's life, although there are some facts worthy to be highlighted (Taborda et al, 2004). Although he was a correspondent member of the Lisboa Royal Academy of Science (elected in 1785), he began his meteorological observations in 1770, well before the LRAS foundation. His knowledge and interest in meteorological observations came most probably from his contacts with foreign colleagues. Furthermore, astronomy was also within Veiga's interests: he published a small booklet on astronomical observations in Salamanca (Nunes, 1997). The Lamego series consists of tables of annual values (extreme, average, totals) of temperature, precipitation and wind direction . Quantitative and qualitative information is included in the manuscript "Meteorological observations made in Lamego", that he offered to the LRAS (Veiga, 1784). Veiga's observations site and measurement methods are unknown' (M.J. Alcoforado et al, 'Early Portuguese meteorological measurements (18th century)', Climate of the Past, 8, pp 358-9 (2012)). The authors were also contributors to the Portuguese nautical ephemerides.The title bears the initials of the authors, who have signed and dated the manuscript in full at the end, and dedicated it to an unidentified noble recipient.

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        Instituzione Pratica Dell' Architettura Civile, 2 vols.; Per la Decorazione de' Pubblici, e Privati Edifici; Preceduta da un Articolo di Geometria in Pratica ad Uso Delli Disegnatori ed Artifici

      Per Gianbattista Bianchi Regio Stampatore, Milan 1766 - Two volumes. First edition, 1766. Leather-backed boards, red spine- labels, heavily illustrated, vol. I: 232 pp., vol. II: 160 numbered plates + engraved titlepage and 1 unnumbered plate , clean unmarked text, generally Good ex-library volumes with typical treatments (bookplates, barcode stickers, stamps, etc.), library stamps to a handful of the plates, discoloration or soiling to some pages, creasing or wear to the edges of a couple pages, significant wear to the covers--especially vol. 2- -including chipping and loss to the edges, no dust jackets. Text in Italian. Rare set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le grand trictrac ou méthode facile pour apprendre sans maître la marche, les termes, les règles, et une grande partie des finesses de ce jeu.

      Paris, De Hansy, Nouvelle éd., revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée1766. - Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, XVI, 357 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Kalbslederband der Zeit, 20,5 x 13 cm, Gut erhalten. Tric Trac ist eine französische Backgammon-Variante. Es wird nach den gleichen Grundregeln gespielt wie bei Standardbackgammon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANNO REGNI GEORGII III AN ACT FOR INDEMNIFYING PERSONS WHO HAVE INCURRED CERTAIN PENALTIES INFLICTED BY AN ACT OF THE LAST SESSION OF PARLIAMENT, FOR GRANTING CERTAIN STAMP DUTIES IN THE BRITISH COLONIES AND PLANTATIONS OF AMERICA; AND FOR MAKING VALID ALL INSTRUMENTS EXECUTED OR INROLLED THERE ON UNSTAMPED PAPER, VELLUM, OR PARCHMENT

      London:: Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to King's most Excellent Majesty,, 1766. Fine. Fine in disbound self wrappers with blank rear wrapper. 4to. pp. 823-826.

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        Abhandlung vom Wasserbau an Strömen

       Fritsch, Lpz. 1766. 245 S. und 13 gefalt. Kupfertafeln, Original Hldr. (berieben u. best./NaV./etwas fleckig/1 Tafel eingerissen) -Silberschlag, Pastor an der heil. Geistkirche zu Magdeburg und Mitglied der Königl. Preuß. Akademie der Wissensch. zu Berlin- Versand D: 5,90 EUR Architektur/Bauing.

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

      Nürnberg, Hommans Erben, 1766. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte, Kartusche mit Berner Wappen, Plattengrösse 47 x 56 cm, Blattgrösse 53 x 62 cmNur stellenweise gering fleckig. - Blumer 256 B. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

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        Laokoon: oder über die Grenzen der Mahlerey und Poesie.

      Berlin: Christian Friedrich Voss,, 1766. Mit beyläufigen Erläuterungen verschiedener Punckte der alten Kunstgeschichte. Octavo (198 x 123 mm). Contemporary marbled paper boards, printed paper spine label, edges stained red. Joints and corners worn, with partial loss of marbled paper, spine label defective, front free endpaper removed. Occasional light browning, more severe in places and with the odd marginal stain. Withal a very good copy. First edition of Lessing's best known work outside Germany, a discussion of the limits and limitations of all the arts. "It contains the first clear statement of the truth, which is now considered axiomatic, that every art is subject to limitations, and can achieve greatness only by a clear understanding of and self-restriction to its proper function" (PMM).

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        \"Prospect der Churfrtl: Bairischen Haupt und Residenz Stat München, Wie Solche gegen Abend von der Iser-Bruggen anzusehen\". Gesamtansicht vom Gasteig aus in westlicher Richtung über die Isar hinweg.

       Kupferstich und Radierung von Franz Xaver Jungwirth, München 1766, nach dem Gemälde von Canaletto in der Münchner Residenz 1761, 43 x 63,5 cm. Maillinger I, 957; Pfister II, 25; Slg. Proebst 94; Lentner 1072; Zettler hat unter Nr. 19 nur den verkleinerten Nachstich im Rocaille-Rahmen. - Die wohl schönste und seltenste Altmünchen-Ansicht in einem Exemplar des 2. Zustands (Name des Stechers im Unterrand ausgeschliffen). Blick nach Westen über die Isar, im Vordergrund das Terrain der Au, belebt von den Insassen des Gasteig-Spitals. Am Auer Tor sieht man den Anfang der bereits in Stein ausgeführten Brücke, während die Brücke vom gegenseitigen Ufer, die vom Roten Turm ausgeht, noch aus Holz ist. Lentner schreibt in der \"Bibliotheca Bavarica\" bereits im Jahre 1911: \"Von der allergrößten Seltenheit. Eine ganze Reihe von Jahren dürfte kein Originalabdruck dieses herrlichen Prospekts in den Handel gekommen sein, dem man mit Recht nachrühmt, dass er unter den schönsten Altmünchner Ansichten den allerersten Platz beanspruchen kann.\" Guter Abdruck, vor allem in der Stadtansicht klar zeichnend. Mit umlaufendem Rand. Geglätteter Mittelknick, kleine Schadstellen im Himmel restauriert. Von harmonischer Gesamtwirkung. In handgearbeitetem Modellrahmen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Ansichten, Oberbayern

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        Recueil de divers traités sur l'histoire naturelle de la terre et des fossiles.

      Avignon: Louis Chambeau, 1766 - Première édition collective, in-4; [viii], 552p.; bandeaux et lettrines. Reliure d'époque en veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, gardes marbrées, tranches rouges. Exemplaire à grandes marges de la bibliothèque de José Caetano Mazziotti Salema Garcao, ingénieur des mines et parlementaire portugais, avec son cachet ex-libris à froid armorié. Petits accrocs aux coiffes, certains cahiers un peu brunis, mais un bon exemplaire. Pasteur, géologue et naturaliste Suisse, Elie Bertrand publia séparément ces traités entre 1752 et 1760, qui sont revus et corrigés dans cette édition collective "plus complette & plus exacte". Parmi les titres: Mémoires sur la structure intérieure de la terre - Essai sur les usages des montagnes - Mémoires historiques et physiques sur les tremblements de terre - Essai de minéralogie ou distribution méthodique des fossiles - Essai de la minéralographie, et de l'hydrographie du Canton de Berne - Catalogue des fossiles du Canton de Berne - Catalogue du Cabinet d'histoire naturelle de Bertrand - Lettre sur les inondations du Nil et l'usage des montagnes de l'Abissinie, et Lettre sur la diminution des mers et l'origine des montagnes.

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        LOUIS (Antoine)

      1766 1257 - Paris, Chez P. G. Cavelier, libraire, 1766, in-8, [8]-270 pages et un feuillet blanc, veau marbré, dos à nerfs fleuronné, Édition originale, peu courante, du recueil d'observations réunies par Antoine Louis (1723-1792), célèbre chirurgien militaire, dans le but de "perfectionner la pratique de la chirurgie" et de contribuer au "progrès de la médecine interne, dans le traitement des apoplexies, & des maladies du cerveau". Antoine Louis est un des précurseurs de la médecine légale en France. Il reprend les pièces du procès Calas et prouve l'impossibilité du meurtre grâce à la pratique minutieuse de l'autopsie. Il est l'auteur d'un Mémoire sur une question anatomique relative à la jurisprudence; dans lequel on établit les principes pour distinguer , à l'inspection d'un corps retrouvé pendu, les signes du suicide d'avec ceux de l'assassinat, qu'il lira devant l'Académie royale de Chirurgie (1763). Ce recueil propose des observations et des démonstrations médico-chirurgicales qui étayent les idées d'Antoine Louis. En introduction, un de ses discours, prononcé à l'ouverture de la séance publique de l'Académie de Chirurgie (1766). Nouveau système du cerveau par Pourfour du Petit. Observation de Valsalva. Commentaires sur les observations de Valsalva, par Morgagni. De la cause de l'Hémiplégie, de Morgagni. Observations anatomiques de Santorini. Expositions anatomiques de Winslow. Expériences anatomiques de Molinelli. Thon G.C, dissertation inaugurale de chirurgie médicale, où l'on établit la préférence des moyens chirurgicaux sur les autres remèdes dans la cure d'apoplexie (Praes.L. Heister). Étiquette ex-libris de la Bibliothèque de l'Institut de Paris (bibliothèque des Liouville) et cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Reliure usée. Wellcome III, p. 550. Hirsch III, pp. 847-848. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan du Siege De Minden. F.W. de Bawr Gravé Sous la Direction de J. v. Schley, et Publié à la Haye aux Depens de Pierre Gosse junior & Daniel Pinet, 1766':.

      - Kupferstich v. Jacob van der Schley n. Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer b. Pierre Gosse & Daniel Pinet, dat. 1766, 53 x 70,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 43. - Karte des Gebietes zwischen Bückeburg, Petershagen und Lübbecke mit Einzeichnungen altkolorierter Truppenstellungen. - Unten links Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Erklärungen. - Mittig Minden. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Plan de L'Affaire de Meer . 1758 . F.W. de Bawr. Grave Sous la Direction de J. v. Schley, et Publié à La Haye aux Depens de Pierre Gosse junior & Daniel Pinet, 1766.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jacob van der Schley n. Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer b. Pierre Gosse & Daniel Pinet, 1766, 50 x 34 Braun Bd.1, S. 114/115. - Zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Rees, Sonsbeck, Kamp-Lintfort, Rheinberg, Wesel und Isselburg-Werth mit Einzeichnungen altkolorierter Truppenstellungen i.J. 1758. - Oben links Titelkartusche und Erklärungen. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Dänischer Atlas oder Beschreibung des Königreichs Dännemark, nach seiner politischen und physikalischen Beschaffenheit, mit Landkarten und andern Kupferstichen versehen. Aus dem Dänischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Johann Adolph Scheiben. Band 1 in zwei Teilen (mehr nicht erschienen). Mit zus. 26 teils großformatigen Faltkupfern und Karten.

      Kopenhagen and Hamburg, Rothen Wittwe und Profft, und M.Chr. Bock, 1766-1767. I/1: XXXII, 464 Seiten. Mit einer großen Faltkarte und 17 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. - I/2: XVIII, 276 Seiten und 8 meist mehrfach gefaltete Karten, Ansichten und Pläne. 4° (23 x 19 cm). Lederband der Zeit (Rücken etwas berieben und oben und unten mit kleinen Wurmlöchern). *Einzige deutsche Ausgabe. In der dänischen Originalausgabe erschienen bis 1781 noch 6 weitere Bände (ab Bd. 4 von einem anderen Verf.), die deutsche Übersetzung ist nach Streitigkeiten mit dem dänischen Verleger in \"verbesserter Form\" und anderer Zusammenstellung erschienen. Dieser erste Band der deutschen Übersetzung in zwei Teilen entspricht dem ersten und zweiten Band der dänischen Ausgabe. Die später erschienenen Bände der dänischen Ausgabe (zu den übrigen einzelnen Landesteilen) ist nicht mehr als deutsche Übersetzung erschienen. - Der erste Teil beinhaltet eine allgemeine Landesbeschreibung zur Geschichte, zu den Menschen und ihren Sitten und Gebräuchen, der politischen Geschichte etc. aber auch der geographischen und physikalischen Beschreibung: der Geologie und Mineralogie, der Gewässer, des Fischfangs, der Landwirtschaft sowie der Flora und Fauna. Enthält eine große Faltkarte von Dänemark und 17 Faltkupfer mit Münzabbildungen, geologischen Formationen, Fossilien, Vögel, Fischen und Insekten. Der zweite Teil behandelt ausschließlich die Stadt Kopenhagen mit ihrer geographischen Beschreibung, Geschichte, Architektur, Schlössern und zugehörigen Ämtern. Er enthält 2 große Faltkarten, einen großen Faltplan, eine gefaltete große Panorama-Ansicht sowie 4 Ansichten von Gebäuden und Schlössern, jeweils zu Kopenhagen. - Geringe Altersbräunung, alle Kupfer in unberührter Erhaltung. Abgesehen von kleineren Altersspuren am Rücken ein sehr gut erhaltenes, absolut vollständiges Exemplar der deutschen Ausgabe. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Dänemark, Kopenhagen, 18. Jahrhundert, Atlas

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        Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere. Avec la Description du Cabinet du Roi. Tome Quatorzieme, Vol. 14

      Paris: De L\' Imprimerie Royale 1766 GLDr. der Zeit, [7], 411 Seiten, [1], lex. 4°, mit Titelvignette, zahlreichen Textvignetten, Zierleisten und 41 Kupfern auf Sondertafeln. Einband leicht berieben und abgegriffen. Innen frisch und sauber, sehr guter Zustand.Alte Drucke, Naturgeschichte, Buffon

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        The Art of Angling. Now Improved with Additions and Formed into a Dictionary. In Two Parts. I. Containing an Account of Fish and Fish-Ponds: A new Art of Fly-Making: The new Laws that concern Angling: The secret Ways of

      London T. Lowndes [printed for] 1766. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed with some scuffing to leather and wear to external joints. Front board weak. Corners bumped. Edge-tears to fep Reprint Leather cover 180mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). viii, 293pp + ads. Illustrated with 135 wood-engravings within the text; frontis engraving. Title in full: 'Now Improved with Additions, And Formed into a Dictionary. In Two Parts. I. Containing an Account of Fish and Fish-Ponds: A new Art of Fly-Making: The new Laws that concern Angling: The secret Ways of catching Fish by Ointments, Pastes, and other Arts: Directions how to procure Baits, and for making all sort of Fish - Tackle, with the surest Method of finding Sport, II. Of the great Whale, and Whale-Fishery; the devouring Shark; The amphibious Turtle; the luscious Turbot and Sole; with Flying Fish, Sea-Devil, and other extraordinary Productions of the Sea. Likewise a Natural History of the Inhabitants of the Salt Water, and the various Methods of Rock and Sea-Fishing. Illustrated With One Hundred and Thirty-five Cuts, exactly describing the different Kinds of Fish that are found in the Fresh or Salt Waters. The Whole forming A Sportsman's Magazine; And Comprizing all that is curious and valuable in The Art of Angling.'.

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        THOUGHTS ON THE NATURE OF WAR, AND ITS REPUGNANCY TO THE CHRISTIAN WAY OF LIFE. EXTRACTED FROM A SERMON, ON THE 29th NOVEMBER, 1759; BEING THE DAY OF PUBLIC THANKSGIVING FOR THE SUCCESSES OBTAINED IN THE LATE WAR

      Philadelphia: Printed by Henry Miller, in Second-Street, 1766.. 30pp. Small octavo. Dbd. Tanning and foxing. Good. Scarce separate printing of Benezet's pamphlet, which was also included as part of William Law's EXTRACT FROM A TREATISE, also published by Miller in 1766. Benezet, a Quaker and noted educator and abolitionist, writes that despite the success of Britain and her colonists in the French and Indian War, that war is evil, malignant, repugnant, and "the premeditated and determined destruction of human beings; of creatures originally 'formed after the image of God.'" The second half of the text contains extracts from the writings of William Law and Thomas Harley regarding religion. A scarce early American pacifist tract. EVANS 10505. ESTC W1329, W1330. SABIN 4692. HILDEBURN 2231 (as part of Law EXTRACTS).

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