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        Voyages And Travels In The Levant; In the Years 1749, 50, 51, 52 Containing Observations in Natural History, Physick, Agriculture, and Commerce: Particularly On the Holy Land, and the Natural History of the Scriptures Published by Order of her Majesty

      London: Printed for L.Davis and C.Reymers, 1766., 1766. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., viii, 456 [ie. 350; pp. 269-72 & 308-79 omitted in pagination]. with half-title. folding engraved map (frontis.). contemporary tree calf, rebacked, preserving spine label (occasional stains & light foxing, paper lightly embrowned). armorial bookplate of William Marshall. First Edition of the English Translation of 'the first systematic natural history of the Holy Land'. (Blackmer) Hasselquist undertook his extensive travels in Asia Minor, Egypt, Cyprus, and Palestine, at the urging of Linnaeus, his teacher at Uppsala, who helped him to raise money to finance the journey. He died at Smyrna in 1752 when he was about to return to Sweden with a rich collection of natural history specimens. His valuable journal, observations, and descriptions, were edited by Linnaeus and first published in Swedish in 1757. A Materia Medica and accounts of diseases and remedies are given on pp. 293-394. Prefixed is a biographical sketch of Hasselquist by Linnaeus. Casey Wood p. 380. Cox I p. 230. Hulth p. 106. Röhricht 1435. Soulsby 3582. Tobler p. 130. cfBlackmer 792.. F. Soft cover.

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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 bacchanal scene-- a youth, in peplos reclines on an ornate couch, he holds a large bowl in his left hand, his right gestures toward a kylix above--all within a Greek-key tondo. Above him there are three dancing satyrs. This is a nicely detailed image on a black background coloured in shades of brown, tan, terracotta and gold. Printed on a single folio sheet measuring approximately 20" x 15", the image approximately 8.25" X 10"., 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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        THE ELEMENTS OF CLOCK AND WATCH-WORK, ADAPTED TO PRACTICE. IN TWO ESSAYS

      London, printed for the author; and sold by him, and A. Millar, D. Wilson, J. Dodsley, S. Baker [and 7 others in London and Edinburgh], 1766.. FIRST EDITION 1766, second issue (published the same year as the first), 4to, 260 x 210 mm, 10¼ x 8¼ inches, 16 folding engraved plates, pages (8), 192, (16) - index and errata, bound in modern half calf over pebbled cloth sides, raised bands to spine, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettering. Corners just very slightly rubbed, minute crack at top of upper hinge, neat bookplate on front pastedown, some foxing and browning to title page and first 22 pages, tiny tear to lower corner of title page, sporadic light foxing throughout, heavier in a few places, some plates very slightly darkened at fore-edge, some plates slightly offset. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Alexander Cumming (c.1732-1814) mathematician and mechanic, Edinburgh clock-maker and founder member of the Royal Society of Scotland, worked in London for many years and became one of the examiners of John Harrison?'s famed longitude watch. He received a retainer from George III and dedicated his publication The Elements of Clock and Watch-work, adapted to Practice, to the King. A page of errata was added to the second issue, published the same year as the first issue. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Works of Virgil

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1766. 1st English Language Edition . Very Good+. 5.75 x 9 inches (14.5 x 22.5 cm). Very fine recent full leather binding. Five raised bands and red morocco title label to spine, Cambridge panels and blind decoration to boards. Page signature L is slightly proud of the page block, light marking to title page, numerous pages have a light crease to the top corner, text very clean throughout. A very attractive example of Baskerville's first English language edition featuring his distinctive typeface. Hardback. Printed pages: 536

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        Chronologia et critica historiae profanae et sacrae in tomos VI tributa ubi de veterum populorum et urbium mensibus, annis, periodis, cyclis, et epochis. Miscellanea item multa de variarum gentium ubique. Originibus, antiquitatibus, scripturis, transmigrationibus, sacerdotibus, templis, aedituis, asylis, diis, ritibus, festis, ludis, magistratibus, regibus, legibus, rebuspublicis, &c. Auctore F. Hieronimo A Benettis cappuccino. Pars I Tomus I ( - VI) pro adparatu.

      Apud haeredes Francisci Bizzarini Komarek 1766-67, Roma - 6 voll. in 8o, pp. XXXII + 582; VIII + 588; VIII + 546; VIII + 582; VIII + 516; VIII + 664. Piena pergamena coeva. rara edizione originale di questa ponderosa opera che analizza la computazione del tempo presso tutti i popoli in tutti i tempi. Nella prima parte si tratta degli elemnti della cronologia, degli orologi, del modo in cui vengono scritti, della settimana e del sabato. Nella seconda parte dei prolegomeni viene esposto il modo di computare i mesi presso gli ebrei, i samaritani, bailonesi, caldei, medii, persiani, parti, armeni, georgiani, sufali, esseni, egiziani, copti, etiopici, abissini, congolesi, ambondi, angolani, indiani, malabari, coromandeli, indostani, butani, tibetani, nepalesi, tangutani, siamesi, cambaiensi,Âmalacensi, abitanti di Ceylon, peguani, arachesi, cinesi, abitanti del Tonchino e della Concincina, giaponesi, coracensi, hainaniensi, abitanti di formosa, americani, messicani, peruviani, saraceni, arabi, tartiri, mongoli, turchi, siriani, curdi, sirocaldei, eliopolitani, persomedi, sirofenici, sirocappadoci, leucosiriai, siromacedoni, seleucensi, siroelleni, siromacedoni, antiocheni, seleucensi, laodiceni, apamensi, gazensi, abitanti di Palmira, tiriori, sidoni, aradiori, tripolitani, pontici, laodiceni, Frigi, Cappadoci, pisidi, bitini, cretesi, gortini, lici, ciprioti, jonii, abitanti di smirne, di Efeso e di Pergamo, magnesii, ateniesi, delii, ambraciotari, elei, parii, corinzi, achei, corciresi, parti, sicioni, delfici, abitanti dell'Elide, focesi, locresi, megaresi, egenitani, arcadi, abitanti della Laconia, beoti, celti, germani, britanni, galli, esperi, iberici, etruschi, latini, italici. Nello stesso modo sono poi presi in esame i modi di computare i cicli degli anni presso tutti i popoli elencati e presso molti altri ancora. Trattato di infinita erudizione in cui l'Autore fa riferimento a centinaia di autori classici e non, compresi filosofi come Hobbes, matematici come Newton, Cassini. Da notare anche l'uso di vari caratteri tipografici per la realizzazione di quest'opera monumentale sulla computazione del tempo e il continuo riferimento a congiunture astronomiche e astrologiche. L'A., Geremia, fu un frateÂcappuccino piemontese originario di Beinette (cfr. Arsenio da Casorate, Chi sono i cappuccini? Sintesi storica dalle origini ai nostri giorni, p. 178;ÂÂSigismondo da Venezia, Biografia serafica degli uomini illustri che fiorirono nel francescano istituto.). LAT

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        Nouvelles recherches sur la France ou Recueil de mémoires historiques sur EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Herissant fils, 1766. Fine. Chez Herissant fils, à Paris 1766, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm), xij (4) 528pp. (3) et (8) 530pp. (2), relié. - First edition, rare. Full glossy brown calf contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black morocco. Head cover of Volume II partly threadbare. A hitch head of Volume II. Slight lack of volume in the fourth nerve I. Lack seconds mottled clearance Volume I. Originally pages of this book, Pierre Lelong asked several scholars provinces bibliographic records in their region to integrate them into the historical library of France, but the scientists sent the historical memory and the collection was published separately. It is rare and information about cities understudied: Annonay, Avalon, Béziers, Braine, Charenton, Laval, Milly, Montargis, Nemours, Saulieu, Bayeux. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, assez rare. Reliure en plein veau glacé brun d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Coiffe de tête du tome II en partie élimée. Un accroc en tête du tome II. Léger manque au quatrième nerf du tome I. Manque les secondes pages marbrées de garde au tome I. A l'origine de cet ouvrage, Pierre Lelong avait demandé à plusieurs savants de provinces des notices bibliographiques sur leur région pour les intégrer à La bibliothèque historique de France, mais les savants envoyèrent des mémoires historiques et le recueil fut publié à part. On y trouve ainsi de rares renseignements sur des villes peu étudiées : Annonay, Avalon, Béziers, Braine, Charenton, Laval, Milly, Montargis, Nemours, Saulieu, Bayeux.

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        Mémoire à consulter et consultation pour le sieur Duval Dumanoir & M Duval EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: De l'imprimerie de Michel Lambert, 1766. Fine. De l'imprimerie de Michel Lambert, à Paris 1766, In 4 (21x27cm), relié. - first edition. Modern Cardboard cream parchment. Part of title in black sheepskin. Tear with no lack margins affect the text of the first 4 sheets. Various sheets with brown task with low margin. Brown spots 356, 357p. and 508, 509p. Correspondence crucial between the Governor of Pondicherry and Lieutenant-General of the Armies of India on the French situation in India and the Government of Pondicherry from 1758 to 1760. It was established a process for Leyrit by family complainant against Lieutenant General Lally, accused of implacable hatred against the governor and his betrayal of the interests of the King of the French state and the East India Company; the latter, as we stated in the arrest of parliament end of the book, was condemned to be beheaded in the Place de Greve. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale. Reliure en plein cartonnage moderne crème parcheminé. Pièce de titre en basane noire. Déchirure avec manque en marge sans aucune atteinte au texte des 4 premiers feuillets. Divers feuillets avec tâche brune en marge basse. Tâches brunes 356, 357p. et 508, 509p.Correspondance d'une importance cruciale entre le gouverneur de Pondichéry et le lieutenant-Général des armées de l'Inde sur la situation française en Inde et le gouvernement de Pondichéry de 1758 à 1760. Il fut établi un procès en faveur de Leyrit par la famille plaignante contre le lieutenant-général de Lally, accusé de haine implacable contre son gouverneur et trahison des intérêts du roi de l'état français et de la compagnie des Indes ; ce dernier, comme nous le stipule l'arrest du parlement en fin d'ouvrage, fut condamné à être décapité en place de Grève.

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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

      London J. Hinton, at the King's-Arms, in Pater-noster Row 1766. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with wear to spine ends. Contemporary signatures on fep and paste-down 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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        Hau Kiou Choaan histoire chinoise traduite de l'anglois par M *** EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Benoit Duplain , 1766. Fine. Chez Benoit Duplain , à Paris 1766, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in-12 (9,5x16,6cm), reliés. - First french edition, illustrated with 4 leaflets headpieces engraved line. Bound in full sheepskin marbled ice and blonde time. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number morocco tan. Headdress head of Volume I threadbare; a lack of volume II in mind; head cap of volume III threadbare. 4 corners used throughout. Despite the good copy cited defects. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, rare, illustrée de 4 frontispices dépliants gravés au trait. Traduction par M. A. Eidous, le titre chinois signifiant "Histoire amusante et instructive". Reliures en pleine basane blonde glacée et marbrée d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane. Coiffe de tête du tome I élimée ; un manque en tête du tome II ; coiffe de tête du tome III élimée. 4 coins émoussés sur l'ensemble. Malgré les défauts cités bon exemplaire. Traduction d'un roman chinois tiré d'un manuscrit de 1716 par un homme au service de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales. Le texte est accompagné de nombreuses notes en bas de pages sur les moeurs chinoises basées sur les travaux de Du Halde, Semedo, Le Compte, Martini, Nieuhoff, et sur les Lettres édifiantes. Le roman est suivi de quatre essais  : argument ou histoire d"une comédie chinoise, dissertation sur la poésie chinoise, fragments de poésie chinoise, proverbes et apophthegmes chinois, qui figurent dans le quatrième tome. Il s'agit de la première oeuvre de littérature chinoise traduite dans son intégralité. "Ce livre, trop peu connu, est très propre à donner une idée exacte des moeurs chinoises, dont les voyageurs ne peuvent rendre compte pour la Chine aussi bien que pour les autres pays." Barbier, 608p.

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

      Edition 7 containing maps and plans engraved on copper inset, 6 brochures. De l'Imprimerie Royale àParis 1766 in-4 (19,5x25,5cm) xvj ; 277pp. ; xxiij relié

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        Mémoires sur l'Egypte ancienne et moderne suivis d'une description du Golf EDITION ORIGINALE

      àParis: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1766. Fine. De l'Imprimerie Royale, àParis 1766, in-4 (19,5x25,5cm), xvj ; 277pp. ; xxiij, relié. - Edition 7 containing maps and plans engraved on copper inset, 6 brochures. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale contenant 7 cartes et plans gravés sur cuivre hors texte, dont 6 dépliants.  Reliure légèrement postérieure en pleine basane blonde racinée. Dos lisse orné de dentelles et fleurons dorés, ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Filet à froid en encadrement des plats. Roulette dorée sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches mouchetées bleues. Habiles restaurations au niveau des mors, un petit accident sans manque sur celui qui plat supérieur. Quelques rousseurs éparses en début et fin de volume, sans gravité. ouvrage purement géographique, basé sur les travaux anciens et modernes, et qui s'attache à fixer avec la plus grande exactitude les distances entre les villes, la taille et l'emplacement des monuments (la taille des pyramides), les fouilles... Il présente pour la première fois la cartographie exacte de l'Egypte, telle que nous la connaissons aujourd'hui. Les différentes cartes figurent l'Egypte antique, la ville d'Alexandrie, les environs de Memphis, l'Égypte "moderne", le Golfe Arabique, et  l'Abyssinie et le Yémen. D'Anville développa une passion précoce pour la géographie qui fut récompensée par sa nomination en tant que géographe du roi, son étude est d'autant plus remarquable que l'auteur n'a jamais mis les pieds en Egypte et qu'il s'agit tout entier d'un travail de recherches. La précision de ses cartes et de ses études furent confirmées par l'expédition d'Egypte de Napoléon.   

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        Choix de poésies allemandes [Avec] Daphnis et le premier navigateur [Avec]

      Paris (deux premiers textes) et Lyon: Humblot, Vincent et Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1766. Fine. Humblot, Vincent et Jean-Marie Bruyset, Paris (deux premiers textes) et Lyon 1766, 1764 et 1762, in-12 (10x16,5cm), xliv ; 408pp. ; ix (3) et xvj ; 455pp. et (4) 400pp. et (4) 399pp. et xix ; 244pp. xlvj (2) 154pp. (4), 3 ouvrages reliés en 5 volumes. - A frontispiece engraved by De Longueil according Watelet and 4 as jewels engraved by Watelet choice for poems (cf. Cohen, col. 500). A frontispiece engraved by Watelet after Pierre, 5 head engraved vignettes by Marguerite Le Comte (4) and Watelet (1) and a cul-de-lamp Daphnis (see Cohen, col. 436). Frontispiece, 10 thumbnails head and two cul-de-lamp engraved by Watelet for Idylls (see Cohen, col. 431). Binders of the time right calf granita time. Back smooth decorated with cold nets, unidentified figures golden tail. Cold net framing the boards. All red sprinkled edges. Small hole in the white of the title of Volume III. A tear without missing on the false title of Volume II. Small crack with a lack of skin joints. The Germoniere library, with its engraved bookplate. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelles éditions. Un frontispice gravé par De Longueil d'après Watelet et 4 fleurons de titre gravés par Watelet pour les Choix de poésies (cf. Cohen, col. 500). Un frontispice gravé par Watelet d'après Pierre, 5 vignettes en tête gravés par Marguerite Le Comte (4) et Watelet (1) et un cul-de-lampe pour Daphnis (cf. Cohen, col. 436). Un frontispice, 10 vignettes en tête et 2 culs-de-lampe gravés par Watelet pour les Idylles (cf. Cohen, col. 431). Reliures de l'époque en plein veau granité de l'époque. Dos lisses ornés de filets à froid, chiffres dorés non-identifiés en queue. Filet à froid en encadrement des plats. Toutes tranches mouchetées rouges.  Petit trou dans le blanc du titre du tome III. Une déchirure sans manque sur le faux-titre du tome II. Petite fissure avec manque de peau à un mors. De la bibliothèque La Germonière, avec son ex-libris gravé.  

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        Sammelband mit 5 Werken, davon 4 in erster Ausgabe.

      Genf u. Amsterdam 1766-1767.. 8°. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild.. I. Lettres a ses amis du parnasse. Avec des notes historiques et critiques (de Jean-Baptiste Rene Robinet). Geneve (d. i. Amsterdam, Rey), o.Dr. 1766. (4) Bl., 200 S. Bengesco 1956. VD18 14761289-001. Erste Ausgabe. - II. Le philosophe ignorant. O.O.u.Dr. (Amsterdam, Rey) 1766. (3) Bl., 120 S. Vgl. Bengesco 1731 u. VD18 11135115 (abw. Pag.: 2 Bl., 120 S.). Erste Ausgabe. - III. La defense de mon oncle. O.O.,Dr.u.J. (Genf, Cramer 1767 ?). 136 S. Vgl. Bengesco 1743 (abw. Pag.: VIII, 136 S.). Erste Ausgabe ? - IV. L'ingenu, histoire veritable. Tiree des manuscrits du Pere Quesnel. Londre (d. i. Amsterdam, Rey), o.Dr. 1767. IV, 89 S. Nicht bei Bengesco. Besterman, Studies on Voltaire 255. Im Jahr der Erstausgabe mit dem fing. Verlagsort Utrecht (d.i. Genf). - V. Supplement a la philosophie de l'histoire de feu M. l'Abbe Bazin (d. i. Voltaire). Necessaire a ceux qui veulent lire cet ouvrage avec fuit. Amsterdam, Changuion (d. i. Genf, Cramer) 1767. 309, (1) S. Nicht bei Bengesco. Besterman, Studies on Voltaire 205. Erste Ausgabe. - Einband teils stärker berieben, Rücken am Fuß mit zusätzl. handschr. Rückensch., vorderes Innengelenk angeplatzt, nur vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig.

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        De la nature [Ensemble] Vue philosophique de la gradation naturelle des fo

      à Amsterdam: Chez E. van Harrevelt, 1766. Fine. Chez E. van Harrevelt, à Amsterdam 1766 - 1768, 5 tomes en 5 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), relié. - Reprint of the complete first edition of 4 volumes of 1763 (note that the fourth volume is dated 1763); The natural gradation letter shapes is in first edition, and forms the fifth volume of this set. The figure includes a frontispiece, 6 figures and 4 vignettes title repeated for the Nature; The natural gradation thumbnail contains the same way as the one in the Nature, and 10 figures on the sights of nature, anomalies and human and animal monstrosities. Title pages in red and black. Full textured brown sheepskin. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Caps head of Volumes I, II and V leveled; caps tail volumes II and V threadbare. Upper jaw of volumes II and IV split leads with missing. A lost piece title of Volume II. Corners bumped. Edges rubbed, some partially stripped. Some foxing to the first pages of volumes II, III and IV. A brown spot on the bottom flat of Volume V. slashes. Still, overall satisfactory appearance. Of nature, and its sequel From dimming up the most important work of its author; it develops one of the first theories of transformation and evolution; Tap believes in the existence of a single cause multiple effects, including humans would be the last term. Of nature is both a philosophy book in which tap questions the nature of good and evil, that of natural science. Natural gradation of forms of being located in the same field of thought but questions the particularities of nature, the so-called monsters in the human species (genetic abnormality) and accidents of nature in the plants, stones (priapolites -pierres to the phallic shape) but also in humans, such as sirens, the giants of Patagonia, the men fish, etc ... In the beginning of Chapter I, there is this theory that summarizes could not be better thought of tap: All beings were designed formed from a single design they are variations graduated to infinity. Of nature is a milestone in the history of evolutionary thought, even if the thought of cock was often accused of delirious because it was a victim of the beliefs of his time; his thought and style are built and perfectly clear. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réimpression de l'édition originale complète des 4 tomes de 1763 (on notera que le tome IV porte la date de 1763) ; La gradation naturelle des formes de lettres se trouve en édition originale, et forme le tome V de cet ensemble. L'illustration comprend un frontispice, 6 figures et 4 vignettes de titre répétées pour De la nature ; La gradation naturelle contient la même vignette de titre que celle figurant dans De la nature, et 10 figures représentant des curiosités de la nature, des anomalies et des monstruosités humaines et animales. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Reliure en pleine basane brune granitée. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de tête des tomes I, II et V arasées ; coiffes de queue des tomes II et V élimées. Mors supérieurs des tomes II et IV fendus en tête avec manque. Un manque à la pièce de titre du tome II. Coins émoussés. Bordures frottées, certaines en partie dénudées. Quelques rousseurs aux premiers feuillets des tomes II, III et IV. Une tache brune sur le plat inférieur du tome V. Estafilades. Malgré tout, ensemble d'aspect satisfaisant. De la nature, et sa suite De la gradation composent l'oeuvre la plus importante de son auteur ; ce dernier y développe une des premières théories du transformisme et de l'évolution ; Robinet croit à l'existence d'une seule cause aux multiples effets, dont l'homme serait le dernier terme. De la nature est tant un livre de philosophie dans lequel Robinet s'interroge sur la nature du bien et du mal, que de science naturelle. De la gradation naturelle des formes de l'être se situe dans le même champ de pensée mais interroge les particularismes de la nature, ce qu'on appelait les monstres dans l'espèce humaine (anomalie génétique) et les accidents de la nature dans les plantes, les pierres (priapolites -pierres à la forme phallique) mais aussi chez l'homme, tels que les sirènes, les géants de patagonie, les hommes poisson, etc... En tête du chapitre I, on trouve cette thèse qui résume on ne peut mieux la pensée de Robinet : Tous les êtres ont été conçus formés d'après un dessein unique dont ils sont des variations graduées à l'infini. De la nature demeure un jalon dans l'histoire de la pensée évolutioniste, même si la pensée de Robinet fut souvent taxée de délirante, car ce dernier était victime des croyances de son temps ; sa pensée et son style sont très construits et parfaitement clairs.

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        The Temple Builder's Most Useful Companion, being fifty entire new original designs for pleasure and recreation; consisting of plans, elevations and sections in the Greek, Roman and Gothic taste . [Bound with:] The Chimney-Piece-Maker's Daily Assistant, or, a Treasury of New Designs for Chimney-Pieces . from the original drawings of Thomas Milton, John Crunden, and Placido Columbani.

      Henry Webley, London 1766 - (9 x 5 1/2 inches). 19, [1]pp, plus engraved frontispiece and 50 engraved plates; [2]pp., plus engraved frontispiece and 54 engraved plates (one folding). 4pp. publisher's ads inserted following the title in the second work. Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece. Provenance: S. Walldin Jr. (early signature on title); later signatures on endpapers. A rare pair of 18th century English architectural pattern books. The first work bound here is the second issue, with revised title, of the first edition. Overton's designs for garden follies are derived from Palladian, Gibbsian, Batty Langley, Gothick and other antique elements. The second work bound here is the first edition of a very rare pattern book comissioned by Webley for fire place designs, including the first published designs of Columbani and Milton. Many of the chimney-piece designs show portraits above them, two of which are of Inigo Jones (plates 24 and 26) and one possibly of Wren (plate 25). [First work:] Park List 62; Berlin Catalogue 2292; Harris 609. [Second work:] Archer 362.1; Harris 158; RIBA 4014. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Frederick County, Va. Sept. 8, 1766.. [1]p. 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.

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        A COLLECTION OF NOVELS AND TALES OF THE FAIRIES, WRITTEN BY THAT CELEBRATED WIT OF FRANCE, THE COUNTESS D'ANOIS. In Three Volumes.; Translated from the best Edition of the Original French, b y several Hands

      London: Printed for J. Brotherton, R. Baldwin [&c.], 1766. Mixed editions. Morocco & Boards. Good. Three volumes. A mixed set: Vol I - Fifth Edition, 1766; Vol II - Third Edition, 1766; Vol III - Fourth Edition, 1749. Apparently trimmed and bound in 19th-century morocco and marbled boards; marbled endpapers, with some hinges glued and/or broken; otherwise the bindings are sound save for a slight nibble at the top of Volume I's cover. 6.25" x 3.75" Written by Marie Catherine Aulnoy (1650-1705). First published in 1716 (only three copies known of that date, according to WorldCat).

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        Arte cisoria o tratado del arte de cortar del cuchillo.

      Madrid, en la oficina de Antonio Marín 1766 - 4º (19 x 14,2 cm.) 12 h. inc. port. con orla, 197 p. enmarcadas en doble filete. Capitulares, cabeceras y grabados xilográficos en texto referentes a los útiles de trinchar. Encuadernación del siglo XX en plena piel color marfil, greca dorada en los planos con mosaico de rosetones en piel roja en las esquinas, florón dorado central con mosaico también, lomo con nervios con injertos en piel roja y verde, hierros dorados, estuche en piel roja con hierros dorados Estimada primera edición, ya que el manuscrito, que sirve de honor y de orgullo a la Biblioteca de El Escorial y que fue escrito en el año 1423, se mantuvo inédito desde entonces hasta el siglo XVIII. El Arte Cisoria, o tratado sobre como cortar debidamente los alimentos, expone todo un arte ejercitado durante siglos, y sujeto a todo un código: el arte cisoria, el arte de cortar alimentos a cuchillo. Pero Enrique de Villena no se para en la forma de cortar, sino que además ofrece la descripción precisa del variado instrumental necesario y más adecuado para cada corte. El arte de cortar los alimentos no sólo tiene íntima conexión con la medicina, sino también con la etiqueta y la urbanidad. Palau, 369452: “Es el libro más antiguo de cocina y etiqueta” Salvá, 4069: “Precioso monumento del lenguaje de principios del siglo XV, en el cual los aficionados a la cetrería y caza encontrarán abundante miez de nombres de animales terrestres y aves”. Magnífico ejemplar, muy limpio y en buen estado. Palau, 369452; Salvá, 4069 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Basel, Kanton. Kupferstich-Karte von P.L. Auvray besorgt von Mr. de Mechel, Süd oben, Karte teils koloriert, Titel in Kartusche (und handschr. hinzugefügt: Daniel Brückner Autor ... 1766), einige handkolor. Wappenkupfer, oben mit Ansicht der Stadt Basel.

      Basel, Chr. Mechel, 1766. 42 x 51 cm 1:85000, 3 x 3 Segmente auf Leinen aufgezogen (Leinen-Falten links beide eingerissen), Karte etwas stock- und leimfleckig. Einzelblatt. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Graf BSL II/126.

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        Reiterschlacht.

      - Feder in Braun, grau laviert, über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Bütten mit undeutl. Wasserzeichen, verso bezeichnet „Reiterschlacht". 19,8:30,2 cm. - Mit leichtem Lichtrand rundum sowie kleineren Restaurierungen, die recto kaum sichtbar sind. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Morgenstern; Frankfurter Privatbesitz. Die Zeichnung entstand vermutlich während seiner Studienzeit in Salzdahlum zwischen 1766/68.Sie könnte nach einer Vorlage von Gg. Ph. Rugendas entstanden sein. Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern war Schüler seines Vaters, des Porträtmalers Johann Christian Morgenstern (1697-1767). 1766-1768 studierte er an der Akademie in Salzdahlum unter Ludwig Wilhelm Busch (1703-1772), dem Inspektor der dortigen Gemäldegalerie. In dieser Zeit betätigte sich Morgenstern als Pferde- und Schlachtenmaler in der Art des Georg Philipp Rugendas (1701-1774). Es folgte 1768 ein kurzer Aufenthalt in Hamburg als Restaurator bei einem Gemäldehändler. Er fertigte sich Kopien sämtlicher von ihm restaurierten Gemälde fremder Meister an, wodurch er sich einen reichen Motivschatz sicherte. 1769 arbeitete er in Frankfurt bei Christian Georg Schütz d.Ä. (1718-1791), dessen Landschaftsbilder Morgenstern mit Figuren staffierte. Auf Einladung der Witwe des des Hessen-Darmstädtischen Hofmalers Johann Conrad Seekatz (1719-1768) kam Morgenstern im Mai 1770 in die Residenzstadt, wo er bis Ende Juli 1772 lebte um im Atelier Seekatz‘ dessen Gemälde kopierte. Seitdem blieb er in Frankfurt ansässig. Danach wechselte er in den Großbetrieb des Malers, Kupferstechers und Kunsthändlers Johann Andreas Benjamin Nothnagel (1729-1804). Morgenstern beschäftigte sich hauptsächlich als Architekturmaler, wobei er sich die Niederländer des 17. Jahrhunderts zum Vorbild nahm, und gehörte zu den Frankfurter Künstlern, die in der Gemäldesammlung von Goethes Vater vertreten waren. Goethe und seine Schwester Cornelia erhielten bei ihm Zeichenunterricht. Goethe erwähnt Morgenstern im Achten Buch von „Dichtung und Wahrheit".

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

      Frederick County, Va. Sept. 8, 1766. - [1]p. 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.

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        Les contes des Génies, ou les charmantes leçons d'Horam fils d'Asmar

      Amsterdam , MARC MICHEL REY, 1766 - Trois tome. Ouvrage traduit du Persan en Anglois, par Sir Charles Morell. Avec XIII figures par tome. 3 volumi. 16mo. pp. 284 + 336 + 336. . Buono (Good). Dorso con abrasioni, copertima sciupata e con fori di tarlo. Belle pagine bianche con qualche lieve e rara fioritura. . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apocalypsis revelata in qua deteguntur arcana quæ ibi prædicta sunt, et hactenus recondita latuerunt.

      1766 - Amsterdam, 1766. 4:o. 159,158-629 pp. Nice contemporary English calfskin binding with raised bands, richly gilt spine and reddish-brown label. Cover edges decorated in blind, covers gilt-framed to a mirror design and coloured in two different nuances. Spine somewhat faded and dry, front joint starting at top, some rubbing and a minor stain. A small printed book advertisment mounted on verso of front flyleaf. Insert clean with an occasionally reaccuring dampstain in the margins and a rust stain on pp. 277-78. One sheet misbound. Margins heavily browned towards the end. A very good copy from Ericsberg.Hyde Bibliography of Swedenborg's works 2195 with the information that the slip containing an advertisment present in this copy is also found in the copy belonging to the Swedenborg Society. Towards the end of his life Swedenborg was occupied with an interpretation of the Book of Revelations. He interpreted the message of the Last Judgement and the speak of a new Heaven and a new Earth as a spiritual event which had taken place in 1757. His thoughts on the subject were presented in this work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Document signed, J. Wentworth, dated Halifax 12th October, 1795, appointing Andrew Butler, Gentleman, a Lieutenant in the Second Battalion of Shelborne Militia, counter signed James Michael Freke Bulkeley as Provincial Secretary.

      - Sir John Wentworth was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and educated at Harvard University receiving both a B. A. and an M. A. Degree. In 1766 he was appointed Governor of New Hampshire, but was forced, as a Loyalist, to flee to Halifax in 1776, where after various appointments, he became Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia. James Michael Freke Bulkeley (1761 - November 13, 1796) was a civil servant and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Sydney County from 1786 to 1793 and Halifax County from 1793 to 1796 in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. He was the son of Richard Bulkeley and Amy Rous. He succeeded his father as provincial secretary in the province's Council, serving from 1792 to 1796. Bulkeley died in office in Halifax. Vertical and horizontal folds with two very small tears and a few light brown spots Printed broadside, completed in manuscript with Wentworth’s seal in the upper left corner

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        Reiterschlacht.

      . Feder in Braun, grau laviert, über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Bütten mit undeutl. Wasserzeichen, verso bezeichnet "Reiterschlacht". 19,8:30,2 cm. - Mit leichtem Lichtrand rundum sowie kleineren Restaurierungen, die recto kaum sichtbar sind. Provenienz: Aus dem Nachlaß der Familie Morgenstern; Frankfurter Privatbesitz. Die Zeichnung entstand vermutlich während seiner Studienzeit in Salzdahlum zwischen 1766/68.Sie könnte nach einer Vorlage von Gg. Ph. Rugendas entstanden sein.. Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern war Schüler seines Vaters, des Porträtmalers Johann Christian Morgenstern (1697-1767). 1766-1768 studierte er an der Akademie in Salzdahlum unter Ludwig Wilhelm Busch (1703-1772), dem Inspektor der dortigen Gemäldegalerie. In dieser Zeit betätigte sich Morgenstern als Pferde- und Schlachtenmaler in der Art des Georg Philipp Rugendas (1701-1774). Es folgte 1768 ein kurzer Aufenthalt in Hamburg als Restaurator bei einem Gemäldehändler. Er fertigte sich Kopien sämtlicher von ihm restaurierten Gemälde fremder Meister an, wodurch er sich einen reichen Motivschatz sicherte. 1769 arbeitete er in Frankfurt bei Christian Georg Schütz d.Ä. (1718-1791), dessen Landschaftsbilder Morgenstern mit Figuren staffierte. Auf Einladung der Witwe des des Hessen-Darmstädtischen Hofmalers Johann Conrad Seekatz (1719-1768) kam Morgenstern im Mai 1770 in die Residenzstadt, wo er bis Ende Juli 1772 lebte um im Atelier Seekatz' dessen Gemälde kopierte. Seitdem blieb er in Frankfurt ansässig. Danach wechselte er in den Großbetrieb des Malers, Kupferstechers und Kunsthändlers Johann Andreas Benjamin Nothnagel (1729-1804). Morgenstern beschäftigte sich hauptsächlich als Architekturmaler, wobei er sich die Niederländer des 17. Jahrhunderts zum Vorbild nahm, und gehörte zu den Frankfurter Künstlern, die in der Gemäldesammlung von Goethes Vater vertreten waren. Goethe und seine Schwester Cornelia erhielten bei ihm Zeichenunterricht. Goethe erwähnt Morgenstern im Achten Buch von "Dichtung und Wahrheit".

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        BAYERN. - Beuerberg - Steingaden - Tegernsee.

      Typis Academicis,, Mchn., 1766 - 21 x 17 cm. 3 Bl., 632 S., 13 Bl. Index. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 9 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: "Wichtiges Monumentalwerk". - Enthält "Monumenta Tegernseensia" (Tegernsee) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta Beurbergensia" (Beuerberg) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta Steingadensia" (Steingaden) und "Spicilegium Raitenhaselcense". Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband stark beschabt und bestoßen und mit kleineren Fehlstellen. Innen sauber und frisch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 confrontation between two men, one brandishing a sword, with cloak draped over his left arm, the other attempting to ward him off, a stylized tree flanks the illustration. The background is black, the image coloured with shades of tan, terra-cotta and gold. Printed on a single folio sheet measuring approximately 20" x 13", the image approximately 11.5" X 9.5"., 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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        A COLLECTION OF NOVELS AND TALES OF THE FAIRIES, WRITTEN BY THAT CELEBRATED WIT OF FRANCE, THE COUNTESS D'ANOIS. In Three Volumes.; Translated from the best Edition of the Original French, b y several Hands

      London: Printed for J. Brotherton, R. Baldwin [&c.], 1766. Mixed editions. Morocco & Boards. Good. Three volumes. A mixed set: Vol I - Fifth Edition, 1766; Vol II - Third Edition, 1766; Vol III - Fourth Edition, 1749. Apparently trimmed and bound in 19th-century morocco and marbled boards; marbled endpapers, with some hinges glued and/or broken; otherwise the bindings are sound save for a slight nibble at the top of Volume I's cover. 6.25" x 3.75" Written by Marie Catherine Aulnoy (1650-1705). First published in 1716 (only three copies known of that date, according to WorldCat).

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        LAOKOON : oder uber die grenzen der mahleren und poesie. mit beylaufigen erlauterungen verschiedener punkte der alten kunstgeschichte,

      Christian Friedrich Voss, Berlin 1766 - A Classic of Art History—PMM 213LESSING ( Gotthold Ephraim ), LAOKOON : oder uber die grenzen der mahleren und poesie. mit beylaufigen erlauterungen verschiedener punkte der alten kunstgeschichte, Christian Friedrich Voss, Berlin 1766, 298pp. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. Lessing’s most famous work outside Germany, and a classic of art history. In Laokoon, Lessing claims that certain arts have certain limits. The rules of poetry are not the same as those of sculpture or painting, each has its unique sphere. "Laokoon is perhaps Lessing's best-known work outside Germany, and it has had a world-wide influence . 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. The most telling passages, and those which have borne most fruit, are those on poetry . In the words of Macaulay, he was 'beyond all dispute the first critic of Europe'" (PMM 213).CONDITION: Original boards, seems to be re-backed, though certainly not modern, with renewed end-papers. Hand-scripted lettering to spine. Former owner’s name scripted in contemporary hand to rear paste down. Foxing as usual. Very good. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stowe: A Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens

      1766. [STOWE HOUSE]. Stowe: A Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham... Embellished with a general plan of the Gardens, and also a separate plan of each building, with Perspective Views of the same. A new edition. With all the alterations and improvements that have been made therein, to the present time. With the description of the inside of the house. 35, [1] pp. Illustrated with 19 engraved plates, of which 2 are folding. 8vo., 210 x 130 mm, loosely stitched as issued, preserved in a light-blue case. London: John Rivington, et al., 1763. |~||~||~||~||~| New and Enlarged Edition. "Richard Grenville, Lord Temple, who owned Stowe House and its gardens in Buckinghamshire, was the most important of the amateur architects of the period who took an active part in the designing of landscape gardens. His contribution to the art, however, has not been recognized, for the histories of gardening and architecture alike tend to ignore amateurs and patrons in favour of those of professional architects and landscape-designers. Yet the subject is important, because if Stowe gardens owe much to Lord Temple, the whole history of gardening owes much to him" (Michael McCarthy, "Eighteenth Century Amateur Architects and their Gardens" in: The Picturesque Garden and its Influence outside the British Isles p. 34 and plate VIII). A major portion of this book concentrates on the magnificent gardens, landscape architecture and architectural follies which appear in various parts of the estate. "By the 1730s, a new aesthetic based on organic forms and the irregularity of naturally occurring landscapes began to be advocated in England... This is particularly evident in the vast transformation of the gardens at Stowe, Birminghamshire, from the original enclosed, geometrical design to a sprawling, irregular form with undulating lawns, meandering streams, irregularly shaped ponds, and encircling woodland. By the 1740s Stowe was the epitome of the new "picturesque" style. By mid-century le jardin anglais had firmly established itself throughout Europe". (University of Delaware, Landscape School Exhibition Catalogue). Published throughout the eighteenth century with different content, the 1783 and 1797 editions were owned by Thomas Jefferson, who utilized many gardening ideas herein (particularly William Kent's use of meanders). The present volume belongs to the deluxe issue of the 1763 edition, containing "all plans and views" (the book was also available unillustrated, or with specific plates of the gardens only, at reduced prices). Frontispiece plan with short repaired tear, otherwise a near-fine copy, stitched as issued. With contemporary owner's signature "Edward Turner" on title-page in pencil and ink. Could this be Sir Edward Turner, 2nd Baronet (1719-1766) whose portrait by Gainsborough is now in the National Portrait Gallery? ESTC T145060. Lowndes VI, 2527. Berlin Katalog 3421.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes. Eller 2; Laeuchli 3 [First Editions of Volumes III and IV, Second Editions of Volumes I and II]. Quarto

      Printed at the Clarendon Press 1766-69, Oxford - Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the spines elaborately gilt in a lighter colored leather, a good, wide-margined set An early, mixed edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian Professorship at Oxford, the first legal chair in the English speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

      Corke: Printed for Eugene Swiney, 1766 Pirated Corke edition. Bound in contemporary full brown calf, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting red calf label to the spine, lettered and decorated in gilt, board edges tooled in blind. Very good, with some wear to the extremities, light rubbing to the boards and spine, minor spotting to the fore edge, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, some minor creasing to the otherwise bright pages. Overall, a tight and unsophisticated copy. Housed in a custom quarter morocco red slipcase with a matching chemise. This pirated edition of The Vicar of Wakefield was published in the same year as the first authorized edition that consisted of two volumes printed by R. Collins in London. The pirated Corke edition was also issued in two volumes; in the case of this copy, a previous owner had his binder combine the two parts into a single volume. The Vicar of Wakefield is a Victorian novel that is narrated by Dr. Charles Primrose, the fictional Vicar of Wakefield. Specifically, it follows the Primrose family, humble and moral in spite of its material wealth and indicative of Goldsmith's idealization of pastoral life, after they fall into poverty and subsequent dilemmas as a result, not of their own misdeeds, but of the corrupt and depraved individuals around them. One of the most highly regarded and widely read books of the eighteenth century, The Vicar of Wakefield is mentioned in several notable subsequent publications, including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), Charlotte Brontë's The Professor (1857), Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities (1859), and George Eliot's Middlemarch (1871-1872), among others.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes. Eller 2; Laeuchli 3 [First Editions of Volumes III and IV, Second Editions of Volumes I and II]. Quarto

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1766-69. Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the spines elaborately gilt in a lighter colored leather, a good, wide-margined set An early, mixed edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian Professorship at Oxford, the first legal chair in the English speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone

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

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

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        The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

      Corke: Printed for Eugene Swiney 1766 - Pirated Corke edition. Bound in contemporary full brown calf, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting red calf label to the spine, lettered and decorated in gilt, board edges tooled in blind. Very good, with some wear to the extremities, light rubbing to the boards and spine, minor spotting to the fore edge, former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, some minor creasing to the otherwise bright pages. Overall, a tight and unsophisticated copy. Housed in a custom quarter morocco red slipcase with a matching chemise. This pirated edition of The Vicar of Wakefield was published in the same year as the first authorized edition that consisted of two volumes printed by R. Collins in London. The pirated Corke edition was also issued in two volumes; in the case of this copy, a previous owner had his binder combine the two parts into a single volume. The Vicar of Wakefield is a Victorian novel that is narrated by Dr. Charles Primrose, the fictional Vicar of Wakefield. Specifically, it follows the Primrose family, humble and moral in spite of its material wealth and indicative of Goldsmith's idealization of pastoral life, after they fall into poverty and subsequent dilemmas as a result, not of their own misdeeds, but of the corrupt and depraved individuals around them. One of the most highly regarded and widely read books of the eighteenth century, The Vicar of Wakefield is mentioned in several notable subsequent publications, including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), Charlotte Brontë's The Professor (1857), Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities (1859), and George Eliot's Middlemarch (1871-1872), among others. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works (24 Bände).

      London, Bathurst u. a., 1766/69.. Accuratly revised, with some account of the author's life and notes historical and explanatory by J. Hawkesworth. Mit 14 Kupfertafeln, 4 Seiten mit gestochenen Noten, Lederbände der Zeit, 18 x 12 cm,. Einbände etwas berieben und bestossen, einige wenige Bände in den Gelenken angebrochen, innen leicht gebräunt. Reprint auf "ordinary crown paper" der Klein-Oktav-Ausgabe von 1760 f. der sogenannten "Hawkwsworth's edition". Die Bände I. - XVIII. enthalten die "Works", die Bände XIX. - XXIV. Die "Letters (3. - 7. Auflage). Ohne die drei Supplementbände (bis 1779).

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        Der Winterkönig auf dem Eis.

      - Radierung, Durchpaus-Technik und Roulette, in Farben gedruckt und aquarelliert, 1766, nach H. Averkamp, 1621, auf Bütten. 21,5:22,4 cm. Literatur: Nagler XI, S. 27, Nr. 8; Wurzbach 8; Laurentius 8, II. Wie üblich auf die Plattenkante geschnitten, durchgehend stockfleckig. Verso mit dem Wappenstempel des Ploos van Amstel, der als Indiz dafür gilt, daß dieser Abzug zu Lebzeiten des Künstlers publiziert wurde (vgl. E. Eusman, Ploos van Amstel’s Mark, in: Print Quarterly XVII, 2000, Nr. 3, Ss. 247-261). Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.

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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].. 5pp. plus printed docket title on verso of third leaf, including three in- text plans. 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. SABIN 92362.

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        Die Monath deß Jahrs von Zwergen dargestellt invent: und gest. von Joh. David Nessenthaller Aug. Vind. (gest. Titel). - Kleiner wohl eingerichter Schreib-Calender auf das Jahr Christi 1767. Beschrieben durch Joh. Heinrich Voigt Augspurg. (typograph. Titel)

      (Augsburg, 1766).. Mit doppelblattgr. gest. Titel, Holzschnittvignette auf dem typograph. Titel und 14 gest. Tafeln mit Zwergendarstellungen. 30 Bll. Überlappender Ledereinband d. Zt. (Koperteinband) mit Pappschuber mit Blindprägung. 7,3 x 4,5 cm. Nicht im KVK, für mich bibliographisch weder in den einschlägigen Bibliographien zu Almanachen und Kalendern, noch zu Miniaturbüchern nachweisbar. - Der Augsburger Stecher Johann David Nessenthaler (1717-1766) ist mit diversen graphischen Blättern bekannt, andere Zwergenblätter konnte ich allerdings nicht nachweisen; bei Johann Heinrich Voigt wird es etwas schwieriger: Es sind zwei gleichnamige Kalendermacher bekannt, die aber durch ihre Lebensdaten nicht wirklich in Frage kommen (1613-1691 und 1751-1823). - Der ungewöhnliche Kalender enthält 14 allegorische Zwergen-Darstellungen; beginnend mit einem lesenden Zwerg, "Die Morgen-Stund hat Gold im Mund", darauf folgen 12 Blätter im Kalendarium, jeweils mit einem Sinnspruch zum entsprechenden Monat; den Abschluss bildet eine schlummernde Zwergin: "Die Ruhe bei der Nacht die Glider kräfftig macht". - Kupfertitel verso mit verblasstem Sammlerstempel des österreichischen Wissenschaftlers und Volkskundlers Anton Maximilian Pachinger (1864-1938), dessen große Sammlung an Kuriositäten den Grundstock des Linzer Stadtmuseums Nordico bildet. Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlando setzte den in Münchner Künstlerkreisen bekannten und umtriebigen Pachinger als "Onkel Toni" mit der Erzählung diverser Anekdoten ein literarisches Denkmal, besonders hervorzuheben ist die um einen ausgestopften Mops aus dem Besitz der Schauspielerin Fanny Elßler. In den Tagebüchern Franz Kafkas wird er als obsessiver Sammler und Verehrer beleibter Damen charakterisiert. - Einband berieben, der Pappschuber stärker. Der Kupfertitel im Falz angebrochen. Vorsätze mit zeitgen. Besitzeintrag und Kritzeleien. Tls. gebräunt und etwas fingerfleckig.

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        Der Winterkönig auf dem Eis.

      . Radierung, Durchpaus-Technik und Roulette, in Farben gedruckt und aquarelliert, 1766, nach H. Averkamp, 1621, auf Bütten. 21,5:22,4 cm. Literatur: Nagler XI, S. 27, Nr. 8; Wurzbach 8; Laurentius 8, II. Wie üblich auf die Plattenkante geschnitten, durchgehend stockfleckig. Verso mit dem Wappenstempel des Ploos van Amstel, der als Indiz dafür gilt, daß dieser Abzug zu Lebzeiten des Künstlers publiziert wurde (vgl. E. Eusman, Ploos van Amstel's Mark, in: Print Quarterly XVII, 2000, Nr. 3, Ss. 247-261).. Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.

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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: Printed and Sold by D. Hall and W. Sellers, []. 1766 - [36]pp. including in-text woodcut illustrations. 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]. DRAKE 9902. EVANS 10488. NAIP w036924.

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        Portrait-Medaillon eines Herrn mit Zopfperücke. Büste im Profil nach rechts.

      1766 1766 - Kupferstich, Potsdam 1766, auf Bütten. 21,8:19 cm. - Auf die Plattenkante geschnitten, leicht fleckig. Mit Widmung unter der Darstellung „Didié à Monsieur Ange Cori Inspecteur de la Garderobe du Theatre de sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse par son ami M. Oesterreich". Der Maler und Radierer Oesterreich kam in jungen Jahren nach Dresden. 1751 wurde er im Kabinett für Zeichnungen und Graphik angestellt, seit 1753 wurde er Unterinspektor der Gemäldegalerie. 1757 trat er als Direktor der Galerie in Sanssouci in königl. preuss. Dienste.

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