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        [MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX, CONCERNING A RENTAL PROPERTY AGREEMENT IN VIRGINIA]

      Frederick County, Va, 1766. Vellum, 8 x 14 1/4 inches, official seal present. Some soiling. Wear along folds, with minor loss of a few letters. Docketed on verso. About very good. An official document recording a contract to rent land to one Isaac Foster by Thomas Fairfax, the Sixth Lord Fairfax and proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia. In the document, Fairfax agrees to rent 326 acres of land in Frederick County to Isaac Foster, the boundaries of which are described therein. Fairfax retains rights to part of the natural resources of the land, including "a full third of all lead, copper, tin, coals, iron mine and iron ore that shall be found thereon." Thomas Lord Fairfax (1693-1781), a baron in the Scottish peerage, inherited a domain of over 5,000,000 acres through his Culpepper ancestors. His vast proprietorship in the Northern Neck of Virginia, which encompassed the areas between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers and westward, had been managed by Robert "King" Carter, but when Fairfax learned how rich Carter had become on his death in 1732, he decided to move to Virginia and manage his estates himself. He soon became the richest man in Virginia. The ANB notes that "...in Frederick County Lord Fairfax worked at managing his farms, granting vacant land, and collecting quitrents from Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains. As lord of the manor he was magistrate in every county within the proprietorship and occasionally sat with their courts. He helped found the towns of Winchester and Alexandria and backed a Potomac River canal. During the Seven Years' War, he commanded Virginia's militia on the northern frontier. Since the Northern Neck encompassed only part of the Old Dominion's territory, his role in the colony's government was unofficial, but he exerted influence through discreet patronage of Northern Neck gentry." A very old man when the Revolution broke out, he was unmolested personally despite being a devout Loyalist. He died in 1781 at the age of 88. His estates, however, had been confiscated in 1779. His heirs received only a comparatively minor settlement from the British government. An interesting colonial document relating to lands in northern Virginia, typical of Fairfax's transactions as a proprietor.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Political treatises, on the following subjects: I. The police of France: with a particular description of the police and government of the city of Paris. II. An account of the Southern Maritime Provinces of France; with observations on the cities of Aix, Marseilles, and Toulon. To which are added, remarks on the marine of France. III. The laws and policy of England, relating to trade, examined, &c.

      London: printed and sold by T. Harrison ..... and by J. Robson. 1766. 4to., 138 + (4) + 133 + (1) + 125 + (3)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, and with two folding engraved plates of Toulon and its 'projected out work' and dockyards, but wanting the separate title-page to the Police of France,> discarded presumably as superfluous by an early owner, bound in contemporary calf, rather scratched and worn, well rebacked in the 20th century, the spine with raised bands and contrasting labels lettered in gilt. A very good sound copy with the early 19th century armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Cornelius, 2nd Viscount Lismore.> First collected edition: apparently very scarce (Cambridge + Ripley Castle + Kress + Lilly + Lib. of Congress in ESTC). Kress 6365. Higgs 3626. The three constituent essays were originally published in 1763, 1764 and 1765. Sir William Mildmay, 1st Baronet (c. 1706-1771), of Moulsham in the County of Essex, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 5 February 1765. He was appointed Commissioner on the Anglo-French Commission of 1750-1755.

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        Dictionnaire Pittoresque et Historique, ou description d'Architecture, Peinture, Sculpture, Gravure, Histoire Naturelle, Antiquités, & dates des Etablissemens & Monumens de Paris, Versailles, Marly, Trianon, S. Cloud, Fontainebleau, Compiégne, autres Maisons Royales & Châteaux à environ quinze lieues autour de la Capitale, & Discours sur ces quatre Arts, avec le Catalogue des plus célèbres Artistes anciens & modernes, & leurs Vies. Utile aux Artistes, Amateurs des beaux Arts & Etrangers.

      Herissant, Paris 1766 - 2 vol. in-12 de XXIV 397 pp. 1 f.n.ch. et 3 ff.n.ch. 418 pp., plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné aux petites armes, pièces de titre et de tomaisons, tranches rouges. Bel exemplaire de cette édition originale. Aux armes non identifiées. Signature de l'auteur sur la page de titre du tome I. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur l abus des règles générales et contre les préjugés qui s opposent aux progres de l art des accouchemens.

      chez l Auteur, Prault, Didot le jeune, Paris 1766 - Legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle nera al ds. Tagli marmorizzati. Ottimo esemplare. Questa edizione presenta un monogramma dell A. a pag. 1 e sulla tavola. Edizione originale, rara. Blake, p. 269; Wellcome III, p. 510. 8bo (cm. 19,6), XIII(1)-356 pp., 4 cc.nn. con una tav. più volte rip. f.t. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member]
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        The Gentleman Gardener Instructed in Sowing, Planting, Pruning, and Grafting Seeds, Plants, Flowers, and Trees; Also in the Manner of Making Wines From the Fruits of the Garden; and in the Management of Bees. To Which is Added The Gardener's Kalendar

      London: J. Hinton, at the King's-Arms, in Pater-noster Row. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with wear to spine ends. Contemporary signatures on fep and paste-down. 1766. The Seventh Edition, carefully revised and corrected with many new Additions and Improvements. Contemporary calf. 180mm x 100mm (7" x 4"). vii, 293pp, + index. '... Shewing the Particular Work to be Done every month in the Kitchen-Garden, Fruit-Garden, and Pleasure-Garden.'. .

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        Mémoire pour la Suppression des Festes.

      1766 - In-12 de (4)-70 pp., maroquin rouge, titre doré en long sur le dos, filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées (Thouvenin). Edition originale signée « Faiguet, T.D.F., de la Société de Bretagne ». Le titre de départ porte : Mémoire de discipline et de Politique, sur la Suppression des Fêtes, et sur d'autres arangemens relatifs à ces deux objets. « (Faiguet de Villeneuve) a ajouté aux exemplaires qui portent pour titre L'Ami des Pauvres ou l'Economie Politique (1766), un mémoire sur la diminution des fêtes, imprimé avec des signes ou caractères nouveaux qui le rendent fort difficile à lire. Cet écrivain pensait que notre orthographe devait être rapprochée de notre prononciation ». Financier, Faiguet de Villeneuve (1703-1780) acquit la charge de trésorier de France au bureau de Châlons-sur-Marne. A l'origine de l'étude de l'économie politique en France - il participa à ce titre à l'Encyclopédie -, il fit de nombreuses propositions pour réformer l'état et les finances. Bel exemplaire dans une fine reliure Thouvenin. Provenance : Charles Nodier, (1829), n°172 : « Vol. fort rare ». Brunet II, 1162 : « Cet opuscule devenu rare, comme tant d?autres qui sont morts en naissant, est moins curieux par le fond que par le système bizarre d?orthographe que l'auteur s?est créé, et dont il donne la clef en tête de son mémoire. Vend. en mar. 40 fr. Nodier » ; Quérard, III, 59. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes Faites par Des Vaisseaux Russiens Aux Cotes Inconnues de l?Amerique Septentionale ... A St. Petersburg a l\'Academie Imperiale des Sciences 1758.

      Amsterdam, Marc Michel Rey, 1766. 50x 65 cm Seltene holländische Ausgabe nach Mullers ebenfalls seltener Karte von 1758. Das Datum in der Kartusche ist 1758, während als Druckdatum 1766 und für die Kupferplatte \"L. Schenck, Jansz: Sculpsit 1765\" angegeben werden. Dargestellt werden die russischen Entdeckungen im nordwestlichen Teil von America. Die Karte bestätigt das Vorhandensein von Wasser zwischen Asien und Amerika, was in den vorhergehenden zwei Jahrhunderten umstritten war. Die Lage der Kurilen ist korrekt wiedergegeben. Annähernd der Wirklichkeit entsprechen die Umrissen von Alaska. - links bis über den den Plattenrand beschnitten, ein Einriss im Falz fachgerecht hinterlegt. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Delle specie diverse di frumento e di pane siccome della panizzazione.

      Venezia, Presso Antonio Zappa, 1766. 208 x 158 mm. 8, 237 pp. Later marbled wrappers. *First edition. - Vicaire (Bibliographie gastronomique) 406; BING 1222; Bitting 185; Westbury 140: \"This work precedes Parmentier\'s Parfait Boulanger by 13 years\". Saverio Manetti (1723–1785) was an Italian physician, botanist and ornithologist in Florence. - Title with old stamp, generally in good condition. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Plan Des Mouvements de l'Armée depuis le 26 jusqu'au 31 de May de meme depuis le 12. d'Aout jusqu'au Sept. 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, MDCCLXVI.':.

      - Kupferstich v. Jacob van der Schley n. Friedrich Wilhelm von Bauer b. Pierre Gosse & Daniel Pinet, dat. 1766, 56 x 91,5 Nicht bei Braun. Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. S. 565. - Kriegskarte des Münsterlandes in dem Gebiet Emmerich, Duisburg, Unna, Münster, Coesfeld und Bocholt. - Oben links Titelkartusche; rechts daneben Erläuterungen der verschiedenen Truppenstellungen bei Coesfeld, Bocholt, Borken, Emmerich, Dülmen, Lembeck, Ringenberg, Raesfeld, Rees, Dorsten, Duisburg, Millingen, Gemen, Wesel, Haltern, Schermbeck, Recklinghausen u.a. sowie den Lippeflußlauf. - In der Karte altkolorierte Einzeichnungen von Truppenstellungen. - Sehr detaillierte Karte. - Tadelloser Zustand. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Tentativa theologica, em que se pretende mostrar, que impedido o recurso SÈ Apostolica se devolve aos senhores bispos a faculdade de dispensar nos impedimentos publicos do matrimonio, e de prover espiritualmente em todos os mais cazos reservados ao papa, todas as vezes que assim o pedir a publica e urgente necessidade dos subditos.

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Miguel Rodrigues, 1766. - (24 ll.), xi, 286 pp., (22 ll.). Lacking a final blank leaf present in some copies. 4?, contemporary mottled sheep (some wear; small repair to rear cover), spine richly gilt with raised bands in six compartments, citron morocco lettering piece with short author and title gilt-lettered, text block edges speckled red. Internally clean and crisp, printed on high quality, thick paper. Overall in very good condition. ---- Second edition of what was written as a detailed discussion of dispensations regarding marriage issued by the pope and by bishops, but in fact served as the death-blow to Ultramontanism in Spain and Portugal. The first edition appeared in Lisbon, 1764; the third ("revista e emendada") at Lisbon, 1769. It was translated to Latin, Italian, French, German, and Spanish. An English translation was published in London, 1847, under the title @Tentativa theologica: episcopal rights and ultra-montane usurpations. Ultramontanism emphasizes the powers and prerogatives of the pope, even in secular matters. As such, it was an aspect of the struggle for power between the Church and increasingly powerful secular rulers. From the seventeenth century on, Ultramontanism was closely associated with the Jesuits, who (not coincidentally) were expelled from Portugal in 1759, five years before the first edition of this work appeared. After the expulsion, D. JosÈ I recalled his ambassador to Rome and expelled the papal nuncio: diplomatic relations between Portugal and Rome were not resumed until 1770. Also not coincidentally, the third and final Portuguese edition of the @Tentativa theologica appeared in 1769. The Proemio (pp. i-xi) reviews the reasons for Portugal's break with Rome, cites numerous historical justifications, and lists the immediate consequences, in terms of ecclesiastical matters that had to be taken over by Portuguese bishops when the Holy See could not be consulted. Leading among them were dispensations allowing nobles to marry despite a prohibited degree of consanguinity.The first license (final page) states rather ambiguously that the work can be printed, "vistas as licenÁas do Santo Officio, e Ordinario." Rather than the usual statements that there is nothing herein against the Church, the three other licenses simply say, "PÛde correr." The name "Carvalho" (i.e., Sebasti?o JosÈ de Carvalho e Melo, Conde de Oeiras, later MarquÍs de Pombal) appears after three of the four licenses.AntÛnio Pereira de Figueiredo (1725-1797) was an Oratorian priest interested in philological studies who also wrote a considerable number of didactic works on Latin and history. He moved between Enlightenment and theological thought as the political winds blew. After Portugal cut off relations with the Holy See, Figueiredo put himself at the service of the political-religious policy of the MarquÍs de Pombal. In 1768 he abandoned his order, which had fallen out of favor with Pombal, to take up a post as a deputy of the Real Mesa CensÛria. His translation of the Bible into Portuguese has been reprinted a number of times.---- InnocÍncio I, 228. NUC: DLC, MH. OCLC: 16623777 (Emory University, Boston College-Theology & Ministry Library, Harvard University-Harvard College Library and Houghton Library, Seton Hall University, Universiteit Utrecht); 14260682 (University of California-Los Angeles, University of Arizona); Lisbon, 1769 edition is 13022089 (Emory University, University of Missouri-Columbia); English translation of 1847 is 221943845 (12 copies, 5 of them in the U.S.A.). Porbase locates copies in four locations: Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (4 copies), Universidade CatÛlica Portuguesa-Biblioteca Jo?o Paulo II (2 copies), and 1 each at the Biblioteca Central da Marinha and the Biblioteca Municipal de Elvas, as well as a single copy of the first edition (Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal) and the third edition in copies at the Universidade CatÛlica Portuguesa-Biblioteca Jo?o Paulo II and Biblioteca Municipal de Elvas. Melvyl locates only a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England (Four Volumes, Complete)

      The Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1766-1769. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Printing. Hard Cover Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1766-1769. Four volumes uniformly bound in half calf over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt titles and decoration on red and black labels in two compartments, volume numbers, gilt, in gilt borders in one compartment. Marbled endpapers. (iv), iv, 485, (i); (viii), 520, xix; viii, 455, xxvii; viii, 436, vii, (40) pp. Illustrated with two copperplate tables, Table of Consanguinity and fold-out Table of Descents in Volume Two. "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.". MIXED FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS IN MATCHING BINDINGS. Volumes One and Two are Second Editions, Volumes Three and Four are First Editions. All volumes are in excellent condition. The front hinges are starting in volumes one and two. A former owner's name (John Black) is neatly written on each title page. The boards are all very lightly bumped. The hinges in volumes one and two have been professionally reinforced. Very light, mild foxing throughout. Both Tables are in excellent condition. VERY GOOD. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford: Clarendon Press,, 1766-69 & 1771. [Together with:] Tracts chiefly relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England. The Third Edition. 2 works bound as 5 volumes, quarto (273 × 203 mm). Contemporary mottled calf recently rebacked in brown morocco, decorative gilt spines, red and dark green morocco twin labels. 2 engraved tables (1 folding) in volume II. A little wear to corners of bindings, some paper toning and scattered foxing. An attractive set of mixed editions of the Commentaries: first edition of volumes III and IV, second edition of volume I, third edition of volume II; with the third edition of the Tracts. "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" (PMM). Armorial bookplate in each volume of George Manners: possibly the diplomatist (1778-1853) and editor of the Tory journal The Satirist who practised law in London between 1815 and 1819.

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        THE NECESSITY OF REPEALING THE AMERICAN STAMP-ACT DEMONSTRATED: OR, A PROOF THAT GREAT-BRITAIN MUST BE INJURED BY THAT ACT. IN A LETTER TO A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS

      London, 1766. Modern marbled paper wrappers, laid in. Very good. An important political pamphlet in which the author urges the overturning of the Stamp Act due to the increasingly bitter colonial response. Assuring his readers that the colonists bring no immediate threat of military force, "they are neither able nor desirous to contend with their mother country," he instead warns of the effects on British trade with the colonies. Because of the great expense, he argues, the colonists might either refuse or be unable to continue to support the trade and thusly bring about economic ruin. A British citizen who resided in the colonies for several years, the author cautions, on behalf of the Americans, "they will never consent to enrich us, while they think we oppress them; they will never treat us with the respect due to parent, while they think we treat them as slaves; nor will they carry on a friendly and profitable trade with us, while they think we treat them as aliens, and load them with chains." Adams notes the date of publication as 1765, though the titlepage reads 1766. The pamphlet was reprinted in Boston the next year.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Artikel von der Zauberey, Hexerey, Wahrsagerey und dergleichen.

      Österreich, 1766. - 9 Blatt, Rückenfalz, 30 x 20 cm, Gut erhalten. Eine von mindestens 2 Druckvarianten. Der am 5. November 1766 publizierte Erlass stellte die Gesetzgebung in Bezug auf Hexerei und Zauberei auf neue Grundlagen, die die bisher gängige Praxis außer Kraft setzten und Hexenprozesse nahezu unmöglich machte. Hexerei wurde zwar nicht vollends angezweifelt jedoch sehr in Zweifel gezogen und nur angenommen werden dürfe „wo die Vermuthung Statt hat, daß eine erwiesene Unthat, welche nach dem Laufe der Natur von einem Menschen für sich selbst nicht hat bewerkstelligt werden können, mit bedungener Zuthuung und Beistand des Satans aus Verhängniß Gottes geschehen sei."

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        Georg Christian : Icones plantarum sponte nascentium in Regnis Daniæ et Norvegiæ, in Ducatibus Slesvici et Holsatiæ, et in Comitatibus Oldenburgi et Delmenhorstiæ : (...), Floræ Danicæ nomine inscriptum. I-III.

      Kbh. . 1766-70. Folio. Samtidige helskinnbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og rik ryggforgylling. Tittelbladene trykt i rødt og svart. Med DXL (540) kobberstukne plansjer i svart hvitt.. Bindene med noe slitasje ved kapitélene og noen små ormehull. Plansjene i fine og klare avtrykk.Plansje nr. én er en multe !Georg Christian Oeder fikk oppgaven med å forestå etableringen og ledelsen av en botanisk anstalt, inklusive en ny botanisk have ved Amalienborg. Han fikk også oppdraget med å forestå utgivelsen av et stort, botanisk verk - Flora Danica. I anledning av disse hverv foretok Oeder i 1754 en reise til de viktigste utenlandske botaniske haver. Samme år fikk han tittel av kongelig professor, og 1755-60 reiste han til Norge og flere danske provinser for å samle materiale til det.I 1761 publiserte han planen for Flora Danica, hvis første 10 hefter med 600 tavler han sto for i 1761-71. Det vakte uvilje i visse kretser, at et slikt verv var overdratt til en utlending, blant annet fordi noen mente, at det var dyktige og passende innfødte krefter, som J. T. Holmskjold. Men den dyktige måte på hvilken arbeidet ble iverksatt bragte klagene til å forstumme. Flora Danicas senere utgiver J. W. Hornemann erklærte, at «Forventningerne til den hallerske discipel var store, og de blev ikke skuffede». Hornemann beklagede , "at denne virksomme og dygtige mand så tidligt forlod den bane, han så hæderligt havde påbegyndt".Georg Christian Oeder var som elev av Haller ikke positiv overfor Linné og dennes seksualsystem. Han publiserte selv et annet plantesystem, som dog ikke fik noen varig betydning. Oeders fortjenester ble dog så anerkjent av Linné at han oppkalte planteslekten «Oedera» etter ham

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

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

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        Original Hand-Coloured Aquatint Engraving From] SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON'S Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities ]

      Naples, 1766-1776. A single aquatint plate drawn and engraved after the original pieces in the Hamilton collection. An aquatint in terracotta on a black background with highlighting in light rose showing a man leading three children, they are all wearing laurels and bearing leaves for sacrifice.  As they approach the altar, two objects hover above, one of which is likely a basin or kylix the other resembles a stylized head of a horned animal. Printed on a single folio sheet measuring approximately 20" x 14", the image approximately 5.5" X 7.5"., Now presented in cream mounting boards 22" x18" behind clear mylar. A very fine plate in an excellent state of preservation. A BEAUTIFUL AND IMPRESSIVE PLATE FROM A MASTERPIECE OF CLASSIC ART RENDERINGS AND PUBLICATION. Hamilton served as British envoy to the court of Naples where he began collecting Greek vases and other antiquities immediately upon arriving at his post. In 1766?"67 he published a volume of engravings of his collection entitled A Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman antiquities from the cabinet of the Honble. Wm. Hamilton. A further three volumes were produced in 1769?"76. Josiah Wedgwood the potter and porcelain maker drew great inspiration from the reproductions presented in Hamilton's volumes. While widely recognized for their beauty, the reproductions from Hamilton's vases have become evidence of the irreconcilable problem of neoclassicism in the Romantic period. Significant changes in the way the vases were engraved over a span of thirty or forty years demonstrate how an immutable collection of objects is subject to radical shifts in representation in response to the social and artistic styles of the time.

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

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

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        Ova Avium plurimarum ad naturalem magnitudinem. Sammlung verschiedener Vögel Eyer in natürlicher Grösse und mit lebendigen Farben geschildert und beschrieben.

      - Leipzig, Königsberg und Mietau, bey Johann Jacob Kanter, 1766. 4to (280 x 215mm). pp. 36, with 21 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards (rubbed). The earliest oological work in the German language and the earliest work on birds eggs with coloured plates. The text is in Latin and German and printed in parallel columns."It gives a brief description, arranged in accordance with Klein's system of classification, of the 145 eggs of different species figured on the plates, with scattered notes on the birds and their nidification". (Anker 254). Jakob Theodor Klein (1685-1759) was an amateur naturalist and was born in Königsberg (East Prussia). "He had a large private collection and a broad interest in natural history, and he developed an artificial system of classification intended to rival that of Linnaeus' (Adler I pp. 9-10). An interesting association copy with the following manuscript note 'Sowerby's Museum' on the title.Nissen IVB, 505. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principes de tout gouvernement, ou Examen des causes de la splendeur ou de la foiblesse de tout État considéré en lui-meme, & indépendamment des moeurs. 2 in 1 Band.

      Paris, J. Th. Herissant, 1766. - 8°. LXXX, 213 SS., 1 w.Bl.; 4 Bll., 314 SS. Marmor. Ldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rtitel u. Rvg. (restauriert, bei den Kap. kl. Fehlstellen ergänzt, Papier bei der re. Oberkante an der Ecke etw. abgeschabt). Barbier III, 1034-c. Kress 6314.- Erste Ausgabe.- Für die Wirtschaftsgeschichte bedeutendes Werk des französ. Offiziers und Technikers C.-F. J. d Auxiron (geb. um 1728 - gest. 1778). "Auxiron’s work is significant chiefly because of his analysis of the determinants of population capacity, and his treatment of the relation between population growth and the interoccupational and interclass movements and balance in society" (Spengler, French Predecessors of Malthus, p. 296).- Vorsatzbl. mit hs. Anmerkung, sonst ein recht sauberes Exemplar. Wirtschaft [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Elementa Entomologica. Cum CXXXV. Tabulae aere excusae floridisque coloribus distinctae. Einleitung in die Insectenkenntnis. CXXXV. ausgemahlte Kupfertafeln.

      - Regensburg, gedruckt mit Weissischen Schriften, 1766. 4to (298 x 235mm). With 135 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in 6 compartments, with black gilt lettered label and gilt lines (small skilful repair to spine). Rare first edition. A very fine uncut copy of this beautifully illustrated entomological work published during the Golden period of South German natural history book production. Jacob Schaeffer (sometimes spelled Schäffer) was a Bavarian clergyman-naturalist, a phenomenon so characteristic of the age of Enlightenment. His interest was broad and apart from publishing the most beautiful early iconography on fungi he published on birds, entomology and paper-making, however most of his works describe the fauna and flora of South Germany. Schaeffer had his own cabinet of curiosities, the Schaefferianum, which was visited by Goethe in 1786. The detailed and exact figures illustrate Schaeffer's system of classification, which was based on the wings and the number of tarsi. The fourth section 'Von den Werkzeugen der Behandlung und Sammlung der Insecten' is illustrated with 3 plates, 2 show entomological hunting material and how to preserve insects, the last plate shows a superb entomological baroque cabinet. The plates with the exception of three were printed on both sides of a leaf.Evenhuis. Litt. Tax. Diptorum 1766. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biographia Britannica: or, The Livesof the Most Eminent Persons who have flourished in Great Britain andIreland, from the Earliest Ages, down to the Present Times: Collectedfrom the best Authorities, both Printed and Manuscript, and digested inthe Manner of Mr Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary. [Complete6 Vols. in 7 ).

      London. Printed for W. Innys, W. Meadows et al.1747-1766. - folio. 36cm, first edition, xvi, 4,387, 260 (supplement),(62)pp., rubricated title pages, first decorated initial letters, marginreferences, indexes (general & chronological), bound in full contemporarycalf, real raised bands, morocco spine labels, some cover wear(horizontal chip from upper board of Vol.5), corners rubbed, heraldicbookplate in each volume, a very good sound set. (cgc) Englishantiquarian and bibliographer, William Oldys (1696-1761) was the generaleditor of "Biographica Britannia" and contributed twenty-two substantialarticles. He died before completion of the set however. An excellentbiographical reference that includes extensive marginal references andsources. Significant biographies include Alfred the Great, Bacon, Bede,Camden, Churchill, Cromwell, Drake, Gilbert, Hobbes, Jonson, Locke,Newton, Shakespeare, Swift, Wren and many more. A second editionappeared, edited by Andrew Kippis, in 1778. An impressive set of thevery rare first edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 "

      London: "printed for the author, and sold by E. and C. Dilly [et al.]". 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."

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        Le Voyageur François, ou La Connoissance de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Monde. Tome III.

      Paris, Vincent, 1766. - Large 12mo. (4), 545, (1) pp. Contemp. full calf with two giltstamped labels to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. The only volume of Joseph de Laporte's epistolary travel report to deal with Ormuz, "le golfe Arabique", "la Mecque", Socotra, Qeshm Island, and Portuguese India. - Slight traces of worming to lower cover, but a good, appealingly-bound copy. Brunet III, 836. Graesse IV, 106. OCLC 833064851. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON...FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1767

      Philadelphia, 1766. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Contemporary ink manuscript notes in titlepage and margins of several additional pages. Portion (about 1/8) of pp.[29/30] excised. Light dampstaining throughout. Good. The first Poor Richard's almanac issued after Benjamin Franklin's involvement with the publication ended. In addition to the calendar, the volume contains a lengthy excerpt from Dr. Tissod's recently published ADVICE TO THE PEOPLE, listing the "most usual Causes of popular Diseases" (including "Drinking cold Water, when a Person is hot," "Close and putrid Air," and "Bad Bread"). Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5].

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        Ova Avium plurimarum ad naturalem magnitudinem. Sammlung verschiedener Vögel Eyer in natürlicher Grösse und mit lebendigen Farben geschildert und beschrieben.

      Leipzig: Königsberg und Mietau, bey Johann Jacob Kanter, 1766. First edition.. The text shows faint scattered foxing, the plates are lightly toned but bright and well-colored; a tight copy in near fine condition in a very attractive binding.. Pp. 36, with 21 hand-colored engraved plates with a total of 145 individual hand-colored eggs. Period-style full brown calf leather with blind-tooling on the front and rear covers, spine with four raised bands lettered in gilt in one compartment, 4to (288 x 215mm). The text is in both Latin and German, printed in parallel columns. This is earliest work on oology in German and the earliest work published with hand-colored bird eggs. According to Anker (no. 254), this work "…gives a brief description, arranged in accordance with Klein's system of classification, of the 145 eggs of different species figured on the plates, with scattered notes on the birds and their nidification." Kraig Alder (vol. 1, pp. 9-10) reports that Jakob Theodor Klein (1685-1759) "was an amateur naturalist and was born in Königsberg (East Prussia). (Klein) …had a large private collection and a broad interest in natural history, and he developed an artificial system of classification intended to rival that of Linnaeus." See also Wood (p. 419) and Zimmer (p. 354-355). Attached to the rear (verso) of each hand-colored plate is a small 19th century label in English that presents a key to the common names of the bird eggs on the facing plate. No ownership marks.

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        Original Hand-Coloured Aquatint Engraving From] SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON'S Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities.... ]

      Naples, 1766-1776. A single aquatint plate drawn and engraved after the original pieces in the Hamilton collection. The colour aquatint shows a seated muscular, long-haired man, he holds the head of a dwarf or murdered reveler in his left hand, his right hand holds a spear. In front of this man there stands a satyr holding a spear and wine bucket. The background is black, the image coloured with shades of tan, brown, terra-cotta and gold. Printed on a single folio sheet measuring approximately 20" x 13", the image approximately 11.25" X 11.5"., Now presented in cream mounting boards 22" x18" behind clear mylar. A very fine plate in an excellent state of preservation. A BEAUTIFUL AND IMPRESSIVE PLATE FROM A MASTERPIECE OF CLASSIC ART RENDERINGS AND PUBLICATION. Hamilton served as British envoy to the court of Naples where he began collecting Greek vases and other antiquities immediately upon arriving at his post. In 1766?"67 he published a volume of engravings of his collection entitled A Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman antiquities from the cabinet of the Honble. Wm. Hamilton. A further three volumes were produced in 1769?"76. Josiah Wedgwood the potter and porcelain maker drew great inspiration from the reproductions presented in Hamilton's volumes. While widely recognized for their beauty, the reproductions from Hamilton's vases have become evidence of the irreconcilable problem of neoclassicism in the Romantic period. Significant changes in the way the vases were engraved over a span of thirty or forty years demonstrate how an immutable collection of objects is subject to radical shifts in representation in response to the social and artistic styles of the time.

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        Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica Juridica Moralis necnon Ascetica Polemica Rubricistica Historica etc. De principalioribus et fere omnibus quae in dies occurrunt nec penes omnes facile ac promte reperiri possunt ex utroque Jure Pontificiis Constitutionibus Conciliis Sacrarum Congregationum Decretis Sacrae Romanae Rotae Decisionibus ac probatissimis et selectissimis Authoribus accurate collecta fatis adaucta in unum redacta & Ordine Alphabetico congesta ac in octo tomos distributa. Editio novissima.

      Apud Gasparem Storti, Venetiis 1766 - Tasselli di collocazione ai dorsi vari timbri di provenienza ai risguardi e frontespizi Frontespizio del vol. I a caratteri neri e rossi testatine finalini capilettera ornati. XXVIII + 588 + 90 VII + 751 + 76 615 + 108 VIII + 694 + 103 V + 599 + 75 VII + 782 + 117 VII + 848 + 50 XX + 634 + 59 p. 8 voll 241x196mm

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

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

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, And with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, The., By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches. [INCLUDES APOCRYPHA BOUND BETWEEN OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS AND A BRIEF CONCORDANCE OR TABLE TO THE BIBLE OF THE LAST TRANSLATION. By John Downame, 1767. AND IS PRECEDED BY/BOUND WITH] The Book of Common Prayer, An Administration of the Sacrements, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England: Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. 1764. LARGE FAMILY BIBLE BOUND IN REVERSE CALF WITH BRASS CLASPS.

      Mark Baskett. London 1766 - Large 8vo. Lacks front blank. Contents: Common Prayer title page, Contents page to verso, A1-[G8], [2]pp. blanks, Holy Bible title page, A2-Uu4, Apocrypha - A1-K8, Title page to New Testament, A2-O4, Index to Holy Bible; 4to, A1-[E3], In addition bound with A Brief Concordance or Table to the Bible of the Last Translation: Serving for the Most Easy Finding out of the Most Useful Places therein Contained. Carefully Perused and Enlarged by John Downame, Allowed by His Majesty's Special Priviledge to be Printed and Bound with the BIBLE in all Volumes. London, Printed for C. and R. Ware, at Numb. 36, on Ludgate-Hill. 1767. 4to. A2- I4. Blank page at rear filled with hand-written records of the deaths, births and marriages of the Sanders and then Perkins families from 1777-1851. Bound in full brown reverse calf with two brass clasps, raised bands, no lettering piece, very worn at extremities with small loses an fraying to tail of spine, spine has sl. splash marks and calf is split partially at head at joints at head and tail of spine though binding is very sound. All pages complete, no repairs or loses, sl. wear to the outer edges of the pages of the concordance. All pages slightly browned by age otherwise a very complete and sound copy of the Mark Baskett Bible. The Bible is printed in two columns, the Concordance, in three.

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        Ernst Morace (1766 Stuttgart- um 1820). Porträt des Malers Jakob Philipp Hackert

      - Ernst Morace (1766 Stuttgart- um 1820). Porträt des Malers Jakob Philipp Hackert, nach Augusto Nicodemo. Kupferstich auf Papier. -- Technik: -- Kupferstich auf Papier. Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte signiert und bezeichnet: "Augusto Nicodemo pinx: Ernesto Morace sculp. Napoli" und bezeichnet: "Si vende appresso l'Autroe a Napoli". unten rechts mit Blindstempel (Monogramm "EM"). . -- Maße: -- Platte: 32 x 24,2 cm. Platte: 35,8 x 27,1 cm Papier: 47,7 x 38,8 cm -- Zustand: -- Gut, im Rand leicht unsauber -- Beschreibung: -- Es bietet sich an, die beiden Porträts von Jakob Philipp Hackert und Ferdinand Kobell gemeinsam zu be-schreiben. Zum einen, weil es sich bei beiden um wichtige Landschaftsmaler der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts handelt, die beide auf ihre eigene Weise dieses Genre der Malerei prägten. Zum anderen ist die große Ähnlichkeit der Darstellungsweise auffällig, so dass eine gemeinsame Betrachtung nicht nur inhaltlich, sondern auch der äußeren Form nach sinnvoll erscheint. Zuerst zu den Personen: Während Hackert die meiste Zeit seines Lebens in Italien verbrachte und durch zahlreiche Kontakte zu Adelshäusern einen feudalen Lebensstil führen konnte, war für Kobell seine Anstel-lung als Kabinettmaler in Mannheim und seine spätere Übersiedlung nach München prägend. Während Hackerts Ruhm bereits zu Lebzeiten überlebensgroß war und er durch seine überaus produktive Arbeitsweise gezielt den aufblühenden Kunstmarkt jener Zeit bedienen konnte, musste sich Kobell eher bescheiden und widmete sich neben der Landschaftsmalerei besonders der Radierung. Der Eine hantierte also mit großen Leinwänden, der andere mit kleinen Kupferplatten. Beide aber orientierten sich in ihrem Werk an dem ewi-gen Vorbild Claude Lorrain. Hackert sicher noch viel stärker als Kobell, der immer wieder auch den Einfluss der holländischen Italienfahrern Jan Both oder Herman van Swanevelt in seine Bilder integrierte. Gerade hierin liegt auch die unterschiedliche Bedeutung für die Landschaftsmalerei der beiden Künstler: Hackerts klare, fast schon geometrische Konstruktion seiner Bildräume und die beinahe "Überbelichtung", die viele Bilder und Gouachen wie Leuchtkästen wirken lässt, entsprach dem Präzisen und Reinen des Klassizismus und prägte und erfüllte damit einen Zeitgeschmack. Auch Kobell fällt natürlich nicht aus seiner Zeit, doch seine viel stärker auf das Spiel der Beleuchtung setzenden Gemälde, die sich in einer breit nuancierten Palette aus Brauntönen ergeht, vermitteln ein Bild der Zwischentöne, das natürlich für die gegen Ende seines Lebens einsetzenden Tendenzen der Romantik prägend war. So haben zwar beide ihr Leben mit unterschiedlichem wirtschaftlichem Erfolg bestritten, doch dies spiegelt sich in keiner Weise in den Porträts. An ihnen lässt sich wunderbar ein Selbstbewusstsein des Individuums ablesen, das in dieser Zeit zum Leben erwachte. Keine Attribute, keine Orden, keine Staffage. Nur Person und Sein. Man ist der, der man ist, durch sich selbst. In Hackerts Porträt mag dies sogar noch stärker ver-ankert sein, denn im Gegensatz zu Kobells Porträt verzichtet er sogar auf die Bezeichnung als Maler in der Unterschrift. Doch das Selbstbewusstsein spricht aus beiden Bilder gleich deutlich zu uns. -- [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Thurgau-Karte mit Bodensee, Originaltitel:LA TURGOVIE AVEC LE LAC DE CONSTANCE ,

      Nürnberg 1766 - Kupferstich, altes Flächenkolorit, 42x55.5cm, vollrandig, Mittelfalz, Rheinfall-Kartusche oben rechts, schöner Zustand, copperengraving, old coloring,

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        Istoria civile del Regno di Napoli di Pietro Giannone giureconsulto, ed Avvocato Napoletano: Edizione accresciuta di note critiche, riflessioni e medaglie, e moltissime correzioni fatte dall?autore, che non si trovano nelle tre anteriori.

      Venezia, Giambattista Pasquali, 1766 - 1767 - 1768. Complessivamente sei parti in 3 volumi. Tomo primo: in cui contiensi la Polizia del Regno sotto Romani, Goti, Greci, Longobardi. Ritratto inciso di Pietro Giannone del Baratti, pp. (18), 411 + una tavola incisa di medaglie. Tomo secondo: La Polizia del Regno sotto Normanni e Svevi. Pp. (4), 452. Tomo terzo: La Polizia del Regno sotto Angioini ed Aragonesi. Pp. (4), 439. Tomo quarto: La Polizia del Regno sotto Austriaci. Pp. VII, 511. Tomo I: Opere postume di Pietro Giannone in difesa della sua storia civile del Regno di Napoli con la sua Professione di fede... pp. VII, 360. Tomo II: contenente alcune sue opere finora inedite precedute dalla vita del medesimo autore; pp. VII, 296. In 4to (cm. 25); belle legature in pergamena rigida con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Tagli rossi. Ottima copia. Axs

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        Ragionamento intorno a' beni temporali posseduti dalle chiese, dagli ecclesiastici e da quelli tutti che si dicono mani morte; LEG. CON: Le mani morte ossia lettera all'autore del ragionamento intorno ai beni posseduti dalle chiese

      Palese/Pitteri 1766 2 voll. in 8 legati in 1 tomo, pp. 128; CLXXXVII + (1b). Vignetta inc. in rame al fr. del II volume e testatina in rame. Mz. pl. coeva con danni al d. e ai p. Due opere sulla legislazione relativa ai beni di proprieta' della Chiesa. La seconda, anonima, di Francesco Florio, costituisce la risposta allo scritto, sempre anonimo, di Antonio di Montegnacco, canonico della cattedrale di Udine, che, rivolgendo l'opera ad 'un eminente patrizio veneto', raccoglieva una serie di leggi e decreti stampati e manoscritti a Venezia intorno alla soppressione delle corporazioni ecclesiastiche e all'amministrazione dei loro beni. L'opera fu in seguito messa all'Indice. Montegnacco venne definito dalla 'Biblioteca moderna' 'un novello Porfiorio' che ricalcava e orme 'di Mercantonio De Dominis e d'altri mal - affetti alla sede di Roma'. Montegnacco, friulano di origine, canonico, poi segretario di Andrea Tron fu 'la mente politica della Venezia di quegli anni e potente sostenitore della nuova magistratura [la deputazione ad pias causas, l'organismo che avrebbe dovuto portare ad una profonda razionalizzazione nella legislazione veneta sui beni ecclesiastici], consultore in jure 'teologo' della Repubblica negli anni '50...' (Romanello, Le spose del principe. Una storia di donne..., p. 126). Cicogna, I, 1032, p 147. ITA

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        MINUTES OF SOME LATE CONVERSATIONS, BETWEEN THE REVEREND MR. WESLEY, AND OTHERS [caption title]

      [London 1766].. 23,[1]pp. 12mo. Extracted from nonce pamphlet volume. Typographic ornamental headpiece. 1766 ownership inscription on A1 recto, light foxing and tanning, but a good copy. First (?) edition. ESTC notes two forms of this tract: this is the form (edition?) with page numbers in parentheses and catchword '31' on page 3. The "Minutes" are dated "Leeds, Aug. 12 &c. 1766" and conclude at London, 22 August. The topics range from the appointment and rating of preachers, to the enforcement of rules pertaining to "Ruffles, Lace, Snuff and Tobacco" in Britain and Ireland. Rare: ESTC locates three copies, at Manchester, Duke Univ. and Victoria University. OCLC adds a copy at Drew University and another at Queen's College Library in Australia. ESTC N1133. BAKER 237.

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        Laokoon: oder über die Grenzen der Mahlerey und Poesie. Mit beyläufigen Erläuterungen verschiedener Punckte der alten Kunstgeschichte.

      Berlin: Christian Friedrich Voss, 1766 - 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). Printing and the Mind of Man 213. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Considerations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes in the British Colonies, for the Purpose of Raising a Revenue By Act of Parliament

      J. Almon, London 1766 - 3/4 maroon leather with marbled boards, end papers; (6) + 81 + (1)pp; pages bright, binding very nice. Size: 8 Vo; 1/2 Pound [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN ESSAY ON THE COMMAND OF SMALL DETACHMENTS

      Printed for J. Millan 1766. . 1st Ed. 12mo. 29pp. + [iii] Bound in fours. 8 hand coloured copper plates. Some light browning, early speckled calf, some wear to extremities with minor surface loss, faint remains of gilt dec. compartments with loss to head of spine, joints cracking though firm. ESTC T57063. ?'(not 1725?-1788) ... Anonymous; by Major William Young. Collected with other pieces, some of which bear his name, in "Manoeuvres, or practical observations on the art of war" (1776). Below imprint, in square brackets: Price two shillings.?' Very scarce in any edition, apparently one of several titles recommended by George Washington to his Officers to read in a letter to Colonel William Woodford Cambridge, November 10, 1775 ?'... As to the manual exercise, the evolutions and manoeuvres of a regiment, with other knowledge necessary to the soldier, you will acquire them from those authors who have treated upon these subjects, among whom Bland (the newest edition) stands foremost; also an Essay on the Art of War; Instructions for Officers, lately published at Philadelphia; the Partisan; Young, and others ...?' US$1403

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Bergamo, 1766 und 1767.. Zusammen (1+2 =) 3 SS. auf 4 Bll. Jeweils mit eh. Adresse (Faltbriefe).. In italienischer Sprache an Eusebio della Lena in Lucca, u. a. mit der Bitte um Auskunft nach den Absichten der venezianischen Regierung hinsichtlich der aus Spanien ausgewiesenen Jesuiten (Br. v. 13. V. 1767). - Mit kleinen Randläsuren und starken Wasserschäden.

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        La Virtud en el Estrado. Visitas juiciosas. Crítica espiritual

      Madrid, por Andrés Ortega, a costa de Bartholomé Ulloa, 1766. 8vo.; 4 hs., 375 pp. Encuadernación de la época en piel marbreada. Una curiosísima obra en forma de «Diálogo ó Conversación de Señoras Mugeres», en la que el reverendo jesuíta pasa airada revista a los usos mujeriles de la época, desde el peinado «a la papillota», los pechos y hombros descubiertos y el «tontillo», junto a otros no menos licenciosos aspectos del dia, como la libertad de movimientos de las doncellas, la desmadrada ambición y, sobre todos, los innúmeros peligros derivados de proporcionar una educación amplia a las niñas...

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        The Aurelian a Natural History of English Moths and Butterflies

      1766. HARRIS, Moses. The Aurelian a Natural History of English Moths and Butterflies. [2], iv, 146, [2] pp. Text in French and English. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title page, engraved anatomical plate followed by 44 engraved illustrations, all coloured in a contemporary hand. Folio, 389 x 267 mm, bound in contemporary three-quarter English red morocco over marbled boards, spine elaborately gilt with butterfly motifs, a.e.g. London: Printed by the Author and sold by J. Edwards, 1766 [c. 1794]. |~||~||~||~| Third Edition, 2nd issue with the title page in English. A scarce edition of this classic work on Lepidoptera by Moses Harris (1730-c.1788) "one of the most outstanding authors of entomological literature during the eighteenth century" (Lisney). The Aurelian is most noteworthy for it's preponderance of scientifically accurate illustrations that benefit from the artistic sensibility of Harris. Butterflies, moths and caterpillars in various stages of development populate aesthetic scenes filled with beautifully rendered flora. The famous frontispiece depicts two well dressed men in the field with the appropriate gear for collecting. The gentlemen at the front of the scene with the clap-net, pincushion and oval boxes containing recently caught specimens is thought to be Harris himself. Originally issued in fascicules beginning in 1758, the first complete Edition appeared in 1766 with a total of 41 plates. Our Edition appears to be the last one to be printed in the eighteenth century and is considered by Lisney to be "very scarce". Most often found on the market is the 1840 Bohn edition, or earlier dated copies in poor condition. The colouring in this copy is highly accomplished, with only one plate suffering from staining on account of a pressed leaf that his since been removed. Binding renewed, overall very good. PROVENANCE: George Beadwell with his library stamp on the front fly-leaf along with a gift inscription from his father dated July 14th, 1880. Lisney 235. Nissen, Die Zoologische Buch-Illustration 1835. Salmon, The Aurelian, pg. 115-117.

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        Quaderno de las leyes y agravios reparados A su suplicación de los tres estados del Reyno de Navarra, en sus Cortes Generales, celebradas en la ciudad de Pamplona los años 1765, y 1766 por la Magestad del Señor Rey D. Carlos VI de Navarra, y III, de Castilla, nuestro Señor, y en su real nombre por. Conde de Ricla. con acuerdo de los del Real y Supremo Consejo del mismo Reyno, que asistieron con èl en dichas Cortes.

      1766. Diputación del Reino de Navarra. 1766 - Imprenta de Pascual Ibañez. Pamplona. . 1 Vol. . 1H + port. + 43 pp. + 43 pp. + 278 pp. Folio. Pergamino de época. Derecho (Local), Siglo XVIII , Vasco-Navarro (Imprenta Vasco-Navarra), Vasco-Navarro (Navarra) . Recopilación de las leyes promulgadas y aplicadas en Navarra en este periodo del siglo XVIII. Ejemplar encuadernado en pergamino con restos de cierre de lacería. Buen estado. .

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        Memoires sur l'Egypte ancienne et moderne, suivis d'une description du Golfe Arabique ou de la Mer Rouge.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1766.. 4to. XVI, 277, [1 blank], XXIII, [1 blank] pp. With 6 engraved maps (5 folding) and 1 engraved plan. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine and board edges, marbled endpapers (French curl pattern), blue sprinkled edges.. First and only edition of an excellent cartographic study of Egypt, illustrated with remarkably accurate maps and plans. They show ancient Egypt, Alexandria, Memphis region, Lower Egypt with the Sinai Peninsula, Upper Egypt, and the Red Sea with part of present-day Saudi Arabia (including Mecca and Medina) and Yemen. Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782) was certainly one the most acclaimed cartographers of 18th-century France and "contributed greatly to the renaissance of geography and cartography ..." (DSB). The accuracy of his maps of Egypt was confirmed during Napoleon's campaign in 1799. - Contemporary owner's inscription on endpaper struck through. Some light browning, otherwise in very good condition. - Gay 32. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 85. De Manne, Notice des ouvrages, p. 109, no. 24. For the author cf. DSB I, p. 175f.

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        Superb association and content: Penn Family attorney William Logan writes to an in-law of Benjamin Franklin who was largely responsible for the repeal of the dreaded Stamp Act just months before its repeal: "? it is Generally believed the Stamp Act will be Suspended for a Year"

      Philadelphia, February 4, 1766. 7.75" x 6.25". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Willm: Logan,"" 3 pages, 7.75"" x 6.25"", Philadelphia, February 4, 1766, addressed in his hand on the integral address leaf to ""James Read Esq."" in Reading, Pennsylvania concerning several matters including musing on affairs in London, speculating on whether Parliament would repeal the Stamp Act. Silked, partial fold separations expertly repaired, a few minor marginal chips, else very good.A superb letter that captures the pensive mood in the American colonies after a summer of tumult and protest over the Stamp Act as they awaited Parliament's response. After upbraiding Read for not corresponding more frequently and expressing his hopes that the Delaware River would thaw soon so he could resume trading apples, he laments that he has heard ""... Nothing about Stamps ?" Every thing here Except what Passes in the News paper from the different Colonies Seems asleep ?" But we hope ye Current will now begin to open Again As the River does two Vessels having gone down it Yesterday & as many Come up - One from Lisbon, The other from So[uth] Carolina but bring nothing New ?" Several Vessels are & have been at Reedy Island from Bristol Cork Madeira & West Indies, but nothing new by Any of them The latest Acct We have are from York[?] by a Ship there which left Lond[on] of 18 November & Nothing of any Consequence by her, more than the Paegt brought 9 Days before. Private Letters mention that there is Great Uneasiness at home among the Merchants & Manufacturers on our Accct & our late oppressions by the Several late Acts, that it is Generally believed the Stamp Act will be Suspended for a Year, but Nothing to be depended on Could come by these Vessels as the Members of Parliament were but Just beginning to come into the City & till they meet Nothing Certain will be determined"". The Stamp Act, which had been enacted by Parliament in March 1765, was greeted with popular consternation in the American Colonies, much to the surprise of the government in London. Benjamin Franklin, who acting as agent for the colonies of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, had opposed the measure, but seeing himself unable to influence the outcome, proposed his friend Andrew Oliver to serve as stamp agent for Massachusetts. (This proved a major political miscalculation for Franklin as Oliver was hung in effigy and saw his home ransacked by an angry mob?"compelling him to resign his office soon afterwards). Merchants on both sides of the Atlantic opposed the measure and brought pressure on Parliament to repeal the measure. In October 1765, colonial delegates convened the Stamp Act Congress in New York to formally express their disapproval. Parliament convened and his did not occur until February 1766 (George III signed it officially on March 18) and the news did not arrive in America until later in April 1766, which was greeted with jubilant celebration throughout the colonies. Logan continues his letter, turning to domestic politics, updating Read on the goings on in the Pennsylvania legislature: ""Our Assembly have been Sitting for Some time & have prepared & Sent to the Gove[rn]m[en]t Several New Acts, which have not been considered by him - Vizt. a Bill for a Bettering House in this City for regulating & Employing the Poor = Another fro regulating Pilots ?" a Supplement to ye Watch Bills by an Additional Penalty on breaking our Lamps - Another for Preventing the taking of Oysters out of Season - Vizt the Three Summer Months ?" in order to preserve the Increase of their Beds which it is Said have been destroyed for Want of it - A Bill is in hand for Regulating Elections & Some Others Which I have not heard..."" The writer, William Logan Sr. (1717-1776) was born in Philadelphia and at age twelve travelled to England where he studied under his uncle, a Bristol doctor. Upon his return to Philadelphia, he worked with his father, James Logan (1674-1751) a prominent merchant, and in 1741 became attorney for the Penn Family. He served on the Common Council of Philadelphia from 1743 to 1776 as well as serving on the Governor's Council from 1747 to 1776. A Quaker and a pacifist, Logan, together with his cousin Israel Pemberton formed the Peace Association in order to prevent a war with the Delaware Indians in 1756. When war broke out in 1775, Logan though sympathetic to colonial grievances, took a similar stance. Despite his opposition to the war, his family did not suffer for his political views. His son, George Logan (1753-1807), physician and gentleman farmer (who Jefferson described as ""the best farmer in Pennsylvania in theory and practice""), served in the United States Senate from 1801 to 1807. The recipient, James Read (1718-1793) was the son of Charles Read, a cousin of Deborah Read, the wife of Benjamin Franklin. Admitted to the bar in 1742, Read served as Crown Clerk and prothonotary of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. After unsuccessfully seeking the office of Assembly Clerk, he moved to Reading in 1752 where he served in a number of official capacities including register of wills, clerk of Quarter sessions, and justice of the peace. During the Revolutionary War, Read served in the Pennsylvania Assembly and the Supreme Executive Council. During a brief period spent in London between 1739 to 1740, Read met George Whitfield, and during the preacher's famous tour of the American colonies, helped erect a building for Whitfield's sermons in Philadelphia. "

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        The Works of...In nine volumes, complete. With his last corrections, additions, and improvements: together with the commentary and notes of his editor

      London: A. Millar, J. and R. Tonson, C. Bathurst, H. Woodfall, R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, B. Law, T. Longman, T. Caslon, Johnson and Davenport, and M. Richardson, 1766. Illustrated with 24 full-paged engravings. 9 vols. 8vo. Full contemporary calf. Fine. Illustrated with 24 full-paged engravings. 9 vols. 8vo. V.1: Juvenile Poems. V.2: Translations and Imitations. V.3: Moral essays. V.4: Satires. V.5: Dunciad. V.6: Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose. V.7-9: Letters. Edited by Warburton.

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