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        Plate 81

      1766 - William Hamilton From Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honorable William Hamilton Naples: 1766-1767 Aquatint engraving in black and terra-cotta ink 18 1/2” x 14 1/2”; 23 1/2” x 19 1/2” framed Framed to full museum specifications Excellent condition Sir William Hamilton was sent to Naples in 1764 as chief British envoy to the Bourbon King Ferdinand IV. Inspired by the cultural heritage of Italy, Hamilton developed a great passion for archaeology and the study of antiquities, and soon embarked on a project to publish illustrations of the objects that so fascinated him. Ferdinand IV, as official guardian of the treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum, encouraged the wealthy gentlemen of his kingdom to form private “cabinets” of antiquities. Some of these gentlemen hired their own workmen, while others bought from scavengers and displayed, or resold, a rich harvest of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, metalwork and other artifacts. Hamilton assembled just such a collection, and then chose the finest examples of excavated pottery art for his publication. Other objects came from the Royal Collection, lent generously by the Ferdinand IV. Hamilton was driven in his project by one particular ambition: he wanted to change completely and indelibly the taste of Europe, to “.annihilate those Gothic forms which habit alone renders supportable.” His Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities had two kinds of illustrations. The most famous are the narrative and pictorial plates, each one with decorative motifs taken from a vase, cup or plate. They exhibit the classical black and terra-cotta color scheme, with touches of accent coloring on some of the plates. The subject matter ranges, as it did on the original ceramic pieces, from activities of the mythical gods and creatures, to feasting and the daily life of ancient peoples. Each image is beautifully detailed and has rich border decorations. Hamilton also provided black and white perspective drawings of the pieces so that artists and craftsmen could follow the ancient forms “with as much truth and precision as if he had the Originals themselves in his possession.” In the end, Hamilton’s acumen and persistence were rewarded. His book became a virtual dictionary of Classical form throughout the l8th and l9th centuries, while his collection became a cornerstone of the British Museum’s Department of Classical Antiquities.

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        Plate 108, V. 3

      Naples - From Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honorable William Hamilton.Aquatint engravings in black and terra-cotta ink. Naples. 1766-1767. Sheet size: 18 5/8 x 26 1/4". Inventory#: p842pmat. 0

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        Plate 34

      Naples: 1766-67 - William Hamilton From Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honorable William Hamilton Naples: 1766-1767 Aquatint engraving in black and terra-cotta ink 23” x 19” framed Sir William Hamilton was sent to Naples in 1764 as chief British envoy to the Bourbon King Ferdinand IV. Inspired by the cultural heritage of Italy, Hamilton developed a great passion for archaeology and the study of antiquities, and soon embarked on a project to publish illustrations of the objects that so fascinated him. Ferdinand IV, as official guardian of the treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum, encouraged the wealthy gentlemen of his kingdom to form private “cabinets” of antiquities. Some of these gentlemen hired their own workmen, while others bought from scavengers and displayed, or resold, a rich harvest of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, metalwork and other artifacts. Hamilton assembled just such a collection, and then chose the finest examples of excavated pottery art for his publication. Other objects came from the Royal Collection, lent generously by the Ferdinand IV. Hamilton was driven in his project by one particular ambition: he wanted to change completely and indelibly the taste of Europe, to “.annihilate those Gothic forms which habit alone renders supportable.” His Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities had two kinds of illustrations. The most famous are the narrative and pictorial plates, each one with decorative motifs taken from a vase, cup or plate. They exhibit the classical black and terra-cotta color scheme, with touches of accent coloring on some of the plates. The subject matter ranges, as it did on the original ceramic pieces, from activities of the mythical gods and creatures, to feasting and the daily life of ancient peoples. Each image is beautifully detailed and has rich border decorations. Hamilton also provided black and white perspective drawings of the pieces so that artists and craftsmen could follow the ancient forms “with as much truth and precision as if he had the Originals themselves in his possession.” In the end, Hamilton’s acumen and persistence were rewarded. His book became a virtual dictionary of Classical form throughout the l8th and l9th centuries, while his collection became a cornerstone of the British Museum’s Department of Classical Antiquities.

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        107, V.4

      Naples - From Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honorable William Hamilton.Aquatint engravings in black and terra-cotta ink. 1766-1767. Plate size: 7 3/4 x 11 3/4"; Sheet size: 18 3/4 x 14 1/4". Inventory#: p93pmat. 0

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        "A lapse of human souls in a state of pre-existence, the only original sin, and the ground work of the Gospel dispensation."

      London: J. Dodsley ... B. Whiston and T. White ... and G. Kearsly. 1766. "First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, [1], 8-189; engraved vignette of an eagle feeding her young on title page, 6-line errata on verso of title page, but without the extra errata slip pasted in at the back of some copies, 6 small ink corrections in the text (authorial?); a stunning binding (presentation?) of full red goatskin, elaborate gilt filigree borders on covers, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, green morocco label in 1, gilt rolled edges and turn-ins, a.e.g., green silk bookmarker; bookplate of the Fintray House library; fine copy. & & Capel Berrow (1715-1782), was a divine whose work ""was a farrago of ill-digested learning"" (DNB). This is his last and best book. Samuel Johnson was one of the subscribers to his collected Theological Dissertations, 1782.& & "

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        Abrégé chronologique ou histoire des découvertes faites par les Européens dans les différentes parties du monde, extrait des relations les plus exactes & des voyageurs les plus véridiques [.]. Traduit de l'Anglois par M. Targe. Tome premier (-douzieme).

      Paris, chez Saillant, Delormel, Desaint & Panckoucke, 1766. - 12 Bde. Mit zahlreichen Kopfvignetten in Holzschnitt (teils kl. Hafenansichten, Seeschlachtszenen etc.). Genarbte Lederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und dekorativer floraler Rückenvergoldung. Stehkantenvergoldung; dreiseitiger marmorierter Farbschnitt; Marmorvorsätze. Lesebändchen. 8vo. Erste französische Ausgabe. - Übersetzung von "A chronological abridgment or history of discoveries made by Europeans in different parts of the world" (London, 1756); hernach vertrieben under dem Titel "A collection of authentic, useful and entertaining voyages and discoveries" (ebd., 1765). "In addition to many other voyages related, this work also includes the story of Alexander Selkirk" (Cox). - Vereinzelt mit unbedeutendem Wasserrand, sonst wohlerhaltene, sehr dekorative Reihe. Sabin 3656. Cox I, 16. OCLC 13254903. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuscript Deed]: Made between William Copper [of Philadelphia] and William Fisher, 21 May 1766

      Philadelphia 1766 - Vellum manuscript deed. Made between William Cooper of Philadelphia and his son-in-law William Fisher on 21 May, 1766, and witnessed by His Majesty's Justice of the Peace for the County of Philadelphia, Samuel Shoemaker. One vellum sheet measuring approximately 10.5" x 18.5". Near fine. The deed is signed and sealed by Cooper and Shoemaker (each signature with their respective red wax seal), and two other witnesses: Cooper's daughter Abigail Fisher and Richard Matlack, another close relation of the Cooper family from a prominent Quaker family in Burlington, New Jersey.William Cooper, the lineal descendant of the first settler of Camden, New Jersey, owned considerable real estate in Philadelphia along the Delaware River. The Deed is an early example of an American peppercorn lease: it sets forth the terms whereby Cooper "hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents [five shillings] doth grant bargain and sell unto the said William Fisher, a certain Messuage, Tenement and Lot or Piece of Land situate on the north side of Mulberry Street . yielding and paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn only . if demanded." In other works, Cooper thereby transfers the entire lot to Fisher and his heirs.Philadelphia Quaker Samuel Shoemaker, a successful merchant, co-founder of the Pennsylvania Hospital, and intimate friend of Benjamin West, had established close ties to Cooper when he was attorney for the Pennsylvania Land Company in London (aka, "the London Company"). He served as Justice and Mayor of Philadelphia, and was a member of the Provincial Assembly in 1771-1772. A Loyalist during the revolution, he went to New York and then to England, and returned to America in 1786, living for some time in Burlington, New Jersey, and afterwards in Philadelphia. A remarkably well-preserved Colonial Era document that reveals the close association between the Shoemaker, Cooper, and Matlack families of Philadelphia and New Jersey. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trattato teorico-pratico di prospettiva di Eustachio Zanotti.

      Bologna Lelio dalla Volpe 1766. - First edition and internally a fine, untrimmed copy of this general treatise on perspective by the astronomer and mathematician Eustachio Zanotti. "Eustachio Zanotti’s treatise, as would be expected from a scientist of his quality, provides an analytical treatment of the mathematics of perspective at a highly professional level. He is aware that the science of geometrical perspective cannot be regarded as a precise matching of visual experience, and he recommends the avoidance of doctrinaire effects of foreshortening in large scale schemes to be viewed from various angles, but his ultimate recommendation is that the painter can best evoke reality by following the established rules with care and consistency" (Kemp, Science of Art, 141-42).Zanotti (1709-1782) was the son of the painter and Academician Giampietro Zanotti, and a member of the circle of highly cultivated Newtonian scientists working in northern Italy centering around Francesco Algarotti. Professor of astronomy at the University of Bologna, he discovered a number of comets, was a pioneer in the study of variable stars, and wrote a classic work on hydraulics. The treatise on perspective was reprinted in 1825. * DSB XIV.589; Riccardi II.654-5: "raro e pregiato" (erroneously calls for only 10 plates); Cicognara 874; Gamba 2508; Vagnetti, pp. 456-57.

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        LES SENS, POËME EN SIX CHANTS

      Londres [i.e., Paris?], 1766. FIRST EDITION n. Hardcover. A Lovely Book Harkening Back to Derôme and Eisen. 200 x 124 mm (7 7/8 x 4 7/8"). 2 p.l., xx, [21]-184 pp. FIRST EDITION. LOVELY CRIMSON CRUSHED MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, BY AMAND (signed on front turn-in), covers with ornate dentelle frame composed of curls, fleurons, catkins, and many small tools, raised bands, spine gilt in double-ruled compartments with an elegant central flower framed by floral tools, gilt titling, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a matching morocco-lipped slipcase. With head- and tailpieces and SEVEN FINE PLATES OF YOUNG LOVERS engraved by J. de Longueil AFTER CHARLES EISEN and J. G. Wille. With two leaves of engraved music. Cohen-de Ricci 339; Ray, p. 51; Rothschild I, 857. Front joint with tiny crack just beginning, a hint of offsetting from plates, other trivial defects, but still a fine copy, the interior clean and fresh with richly impressed engravings and generous margins, and the binding especially lustrous, with very bright gold. This extremely pretty period style binding with its intricate dentelle frame is very much in the fashion of Derôme, whose designs were popular at the time this work was published. Beautifully executed retrospective bindings were a specialty of binder and gilder Pierre Chevannes (ca. 1830-88), known as Amand, who opened his atelier in Paris around 1860. The preferred binder of Baudelaire and of celebrated bibliophile Octave Uzanne, he was the equal of Capé and Lortic, and might have achieved fame as great as theirs had his career not been cut short by paralysis, probably caused by a stroke. Sadly, he died in abject poverty in a home for the terminally ill. The text here is typical of what Ray calls "a small library of verse epistles, stories, and comedies" by young rakes and poetasters, the chief attraction of which was the delightful plates by Charles Eisen (1720-78), Louis XV's court painter, and drawing master to Madame de Pompadour. In Bryan's words, Eisen had a hand in "almost all the important [illustrated] books published in France in his time." His "exquisite plates [are] engraved with a light point and with striking originality." He "took his inspirations direct from nature, but add[ed] something of the ideal, after the manner of Watteau and Boucher." And Ray says that Eisen was an artist who "brought to full flower the tradition of gallant illustration initiated by Boucher." A prolific French journalist, playwright, poet, novelist, historian, and essayist, Barnabas Farmian Durosoy (1745-92) died at the hands of the guillotine during the Reign of Terror because of the royalist newspaper he edited.

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        TERRA AUSTRALIS COGNITA, OR, VOYAGES TO THE TERRA AUSTRALIS, OR SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE DURING THE SIXTEENTH, SEVENTEENTH, AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES

      First Edition. Half-Leather. Containing an Account of the Manners of the People, and the Productions of the Countries, hitherto found in the Southern Latitudes; the Advantages that may result from further Discoveries on this Great Continent, and the Methods of establishing Colonies there, to the advantage of Great Britain. With a Preface by the Editor, in which some geographical, nautical, and commercial Questions are discussed. Edinburgh, Printed by A. Donaldson, and sold at his shops in London and Edinburgh 1766 - 1768. Three volumes octavo, three folding engraved charts by Robert de Vaugondy; 'Straits of Magellan' (not present), 'General Chart of the Indian Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Southern World divided into Australasia and Magellanica' (a few fold tears, some repaired), and 'Reduced chart of Australasia' (piece torn from foot with loss), without the dedication to Charles Townsend, Cf. Hocken pp5-7; Spence 240; Hill Pacific Voyages p.35 ' A few neat pencil, some ink annotations in Volumes 1 & II, 6 line manuscript notes tipped in a inner margin of E3r Volume II, some page numerals cropped, a few hinges frayed, paper flaw in final leaf affecting one word, Volume III lacks final page/leaf, a few minor stains. Nineteenth century half morocco (joints rubbed). First edition of this very scarce and highly important work based on the collection of early voyages into the Southern Hemisphere published by Charles de Brosses, Paris, 1756. Some of narratives appear here for the first time in English. The final part of the work 'Of the method of forming colonies in the Terra Australis, and the Advantages that may be expected to result to Great Britain from such Establishments in that Hemisphere' was later influential in the adoption of the British strategy of colonisation by transportation on the east coast of Australia. The map of Australia "is of great interest, particularly when compared with the Tasman map of 1644. Although Van Dieman's land is still shown as part of the mainland, New Zealand and New Guinea are already known to be separate lands and in fact the outline of Australia is already complete except for the eastern coast, yet to be charted by Cook... " (Davidson)

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        Middlesex.

      London: 1766 - Size: 585 × 760 mm. Copperplate engraving with original outline colour. Small split to extreme lower central fold, light foxing, otherwise in excellent condition. A large and wonderfully decorative eighteenth century map of the county of Middlesex by the London draughtsman and cartographer; Richard Seale, printed by Bowles, Sayer and Tinney in Fleet Street. Seale worked on many maps for an assortment of widely published surveys, magazines and atlases. This striking map is flanked by the arms of all 92 Livery Companies of the City of London. Although these are listed alphabetically, the reality is that in 1515 the Court of Aldermen of the City of London settled an order of precedence for the forty-eight Livery Companies then in existence, which was based on the Companies' economic or political power. There are now 108 such companies in existence. The map is greatly enhanced by a decorative rococo style title cartouche and a large City of London coat of arms. This is truly a splendid and unusual map.

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        The Sugar-Cane: A Poem. In Four Books, With Notes.

      Dublin: Printed by William Sleater, on Cork-Hill., 1766 - Half title and frontispiece + ix + 180pp. 1st Irish ed., fine in original full calf with new spine. A couple of small h/s's for Belvedere College Dublin on half title and Preface page and some light tone spotting. The author went to St Kitts in 1759 as a practising physician. A most attractive copy of this rare work. [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

      [Boston] North America: [Printed by William M'Alpine for John Mein]. [1766]. First Boston edition. Octavo. [2], ii, [1], 6-46pp. Stitched self-wrappers. Preface signed "Virginia," in letterpress. Lacks the last leaf (containing the last paragraph of the text on the recto and the publisher's recommendation label on the blank verso, supplied in facsimile), else a good copy, untrimmed, with scattered foxing and fraying to the edges. Inscribed at the top of the title page, "To John Worthington, Esq., from his Hum. Serv. [J. or T.] Dwight, Esq." Another contemporary ink inscription appears to identify the anonymous author, "By Arthur Lee, Esq." John Worthington served several terms as Justice of the Peace in Massachusetts during the Colonial period. It appears most likely that this pamphlet was presented to him by either Josiah Dwight or Timothy Dwight, two prominent American lawyers who also served alongside Worthington as Justices of the Peace. The manuscript attribution identifies Arthur Lee, an American lawyer and politician who had close ties with the real author, Daniel Dulany the Younger. Dulany was a Maryland Loyalist politician and an influential American lawyer before the Revolution. He wrote this noted pamphlet in opposition to the Stamp Act in 1765, arguing against taxation without representation. Considered "the ablest effort of this kind produced in America," his work aroused further opposition to the internal taxation of the British North American colonies, and strongly influenced William Pitt. A scarce colonial era pamphlet. References: John E. Alden, "The Boston edition of Daniel Dulany's Considerations on the propriety of imposing taxes," New England Quarterly 13 (1940): pp. 705-711; Evans 9959; ESTC W37544. .

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        PRINCIPES de TOUT GOUVERNEMENT, Ou Examen Des Causes de la Splendeur ou de la Foiblesse de tout Etat Considere en Lui-meme & Independamment des Moeurs 2 VOLUMES

      J. Th. Herissant Fils, Paris 1766 - Two Volumes: l XX, 213 pp. (IV), 314,(4) pp. Bound in contemporary mottled calf, red & gilt leather labels, Gilt on Spines worn, edges rubbed, small wormholes bottom covers (see photo). PAGES CLEAN and CRISP, NO FOXING Small bookplate Le Comte Pancr, de Courten 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principes de tout gouvernement, ou Examen des causes de la splendeur ou de la faiblesse de tout Etat considéré en lui-même, & indépendamment des moeurs

      Herissant, Paris 1766 - Legature coeve in vitellino maculato con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello in pelle al ds. Carte di guardia policrome e tagli marmorizzati in armonia. Abrasione agli scomparti dei ds. in cui è indicato il numero del tomo, ma bell esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale di questa rara ed importante opera nella quale è esposto un sistema completo di economia politica. Barbier III, 1034-c. Kress, 6314. Non in Einaudi né in Goldsmith. 12mo (cm. 16), 2 Voll., LXXX-213(1) pp.; 2 cc.nn., 314 pp., 3 cc.nn. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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-même, & indépendamment des moers. Tome premier (-second).

      Paris, J. Th. Herissant fils, 1766. - 8vo. 2 vols. in 1. LXXX, 213, (1) pp. (8), 314 pp. With woodcut vignettes on title pages and several woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemp. interim boards with ms. title to spine. First edition of this important work for the history of economics, last reprinted in 1980. The French officer and technician d’Auxiron is regarded as one of the most eminent economical theoreticians before Malthus. "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" (J. J. Spengler, French Predecessors of Malthus, 1942). - Occasional minimal browning; altogether a very clean copy in the publisher‘s original interim boards. Rare; only 5 copies in OCLC. Barbier III, 1034-c. Kress 6314. Higgs 3943. INED 145. Palgrave I, 74. Conlon 66:541. Weulersse I, p. xxv. Goldsmiths-Kress 10259.1. Not in Einaudi or Leblanc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Manuscript Deed]: Made between William Copper [of Philadelphia] and William Fisher, 21 May 1766

      Philadelphia. 1766. Vellum manuscript deed. Made between William Cooper of Philadelphia and his son-in-law William Fisher on 21 May, 1766, and witnessed by His Majesty's Justice of the Peace for the County of Philadelphia, Samuel Shoemaker. One vellum sheet measuring approximately 10.5" x 18.5". Near fine. The deed is signed and sealed by Cooper and Shoemaker (each signature with their respective red wax seal), and two other witnesses: Cooper's daughter Abigail Fisher and Richard Matlack, another close relation of the Cooper family from a prominent Quaker family in Burlington, New Jersey.William Cooper, the lineal descendant of the first settler of Camden, New Jersey, owned considerable real estate in Philadelphia along the Delaware River. The Deed is an early example of an American peppercorn lease: it sets forth the terms whereby Cooper "hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents [five shillings] doth grant bargain and sell unto the said William Fisher, a certain Messuage, Tenement and Lot or Piece of Land situate on the north side of Mulberry Street ... yielding and paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn only ... if demanded." In other works, Cooper thereby transfers the entire lot to Fisher and his heirs.Philadelphia Quaker Samuel Shoemaker, a successful merchant, co-founder of the Pennsylvania Hospital, and intimate friend of Benjamin West, had established close ties to Cooper when he was attorney for the Pennsylvania Land Company in London (aka, "the London Company"). He served as Justice and Mayor of Philadelphia, and was a member of the Provincial Assembly in 1771-1772. A Loyalist during the revolution, he went to New York and then to England, and returned to America in 1786, living for some time in Burlington, New Jersey, and afterwards in Philadelphia. A remarkably well-preserved Colonial Era document that reveals the close association between the Shoemaker, Cooper, and Matlack families of Philadelphia and New Jersey. .

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        The Spectator

      London: A. Donaldson, 1766. Later edition. 8 vols., 12mo. Engraved frontispiece to each volume. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco, gilt-rolled borders, richly gilt spines in six compartments with raised bands, black leather labels, a.e.g. . A little rubbing to joints, a couple of labels chipped, but a very pretty set in this contemporary binding . "The Spectator" was originally published in 635 numbers, 1711-1714. Addison contributed 274 numbers, and Steele 236, with additional contributions by others including Pope, and possibly Swift. This is a fine and attractive set, in contemporary binding

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        Costumes Militaires Français et Etrangers

      - 4 Albums de format in-4 dessinés, peints, décrits par un amateur éclairé début 20ème siècles. Travail, recherche, passion extraordinaires allant de 1766 à 1877. Sans tomaison .1/ Uniformes étrangers et français sous le règne de Louis XVI. 35 planches en couleur et 40 calques.2/ Costumes Militaires 1789-1815. Environ 168 planches en couleurs.3/ Costumes militaires. 86 gouaches.4/ Costumes 1816-1830.63 planches gouachées et gommées. Lettre manuscrite de Cottreau du 11/07/1899. Ouvrages en bon état. 3 formats in-4 à l'italienne, en demi-chagrin, le 4ème grand in-4, cartonnage.Coupures de journaux, notes manuscrites, sceaux de régiments in-texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Virgil : Pastorals; Georgic; The Aeneid

      Birmingham, England: Printed by John Baskerville for the Author, 1766. Book. Very Good-. Full-Leather. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Red leather binding (crushed levant morocco) with gilt stamped title and decorations; 5 raised bands on spine; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Mild cracking of hinges both interior and exterior but holding quite well; straight; light scratching on back; modest edge wear; darker stain at head of spine and bottom front; bookplate inside with the name of Herbert S. Squance; slight foxing on first and last few pages, otherwise the pages are fine. Dedicated to the Honourable Booth Grey, Esq..

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        COMPENDIO HISTORICO GEOGRAFICO, Y GENEALOGICO DE LOS SOBERANOS DE EUROPA

      En la Oficina de D. Antonio Sanz. - Madrid. 1766. 3h+456Pág+1h. 20X15. Pergamino. Buen estado. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref 4.6 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La Pharsale de Lucain

      Merlin 1766 - Deux volumes in-8 relié en plein veau marbré, tranches jaspées, lxxix & 304 pp. pour le premier volumes (plus 6 illustrations hors-texte) et 415 pp. (plus 5 illustrations hors-texte), E.O. de la traduction de Marmontel ; reliures assez frottées et avec de menus incidents, intérieur frais, une réparation papier à la page 3, par ailleurs relativement beaux exemplaires. Anonyme [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters, written by the late Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin; and several of his friends : From the year 1703 to 1740 / Published from the originals; with notes explanatory and historical, by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. [2 volumes]

      London : printed for R. Davis . T. Davies . L. Davis and C. Reymers . and J. Dodsley 1766 - Physical description: 2v. ; 27cm. (4to). Subjects: Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 - Correspondence. Notes: Vols. 3 and 4 of the 'Letters' were published in 1768. Intended to accompany: 'The works of Jonathan Swift', London, 1755-79. "Finis" at end of vol. 2. Referenced by: ESTC, T38575. Referenced by: Teerink-Scouten, 87. Very good copies bound in contemporary full leather. Gilt-blocked leather title labels to spines, with raised bands and compartments tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed as with age. Some marginal browning and foxing to prelims and terminal pages. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of Sir John Eden with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. 3 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TERRA AUSTRALIS COGNITA, OR, VOYAGES TO THE TERRA AUSTRALIS, OR SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE DURING THE SIXTEENTH, SEVENTEENTH, AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES

      - Containing an Account of the Manners of the People, and the Productions of the Countries, hitherto found in the Southern Latitudes; the Advantages that may result from further Discoveries on this Great Continent, and the Methods of establishing Colonies there, to the advantage of Great Britain. With a Preface by the Editor, in which some geographical, nautical, and commercial Questions are discussed. Edinburgh, Printed by A. Donaldson, and sold at his shops in London and Edinburgh 1766 - 1768. Three volumes octavo, three folding engraved charts by Robert de Vaugondy; 'Straits of Magellan' (not present), 'General Chart of the Indian Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and the Southern World divided into Australasia and Magellanica' (a few fold tears, some repaired), and 'Reduced chart of Australasia' (piece torn from foot with loss), without the dedication to Charles Townsend, Cf. Hocken pp5-7; Spence 240; Hill Pacific Voyages p.35 ' A few neat pencil, some ink annotations in Volumes 1 & II, 6 line manuscript notes tipped in a inner margin of E3r Volume II, some page numerals cropped, a few hinges frayed, paper flaw in final leaf affecting one word, Volume III lacks final page/leaf, a few minor stains. Nineteenth century half morocco (joints rubbed). First edition of this very scarce and highly important work based on the collection of early voyages into the Southern Hemisphere published by Charles de Brosses, Paris, 1756. Some of narratives appear here for the first time in English. The final part of the work 'Of the method of forming colonies in the Terra Australis, and the Advantages that may be expected to result to Great Britain from such Establishments in that Hemisphere' was later influential in the adoption of the British strategy of colonisation by transportation on the east coast of Australia. The map of Australia "is of great interest, particularly when compared with the Tasman map of 1644. Although Van Dieman's land is still shown as part of the mainland, New Zealand and New Guinea are already known to be separate lands and in fact the outline of Australia is already complete except for the eastern coast, yet to be charted by Cook. " (Davidson) [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Nürnberg, Hommans Erben, 1766 - Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte, Kartusche mit Berner Wappen, Plattengrösse 47 x 56 cm, Blattgrösse 53 x 62 cm Nur stellenweise gering fleckig. - Blumer 256 B. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        The Tales of the Genii. Two volume set

      London: J Wilkie. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor rubbing and sunning to leather covers. Sm. tear to pp. 315-316 (vol. I). Lacking one rear endpaper from volume II. 1766. Third Edition. Full leather covers. 360mm x 230mm (14" x 9"). 357pp, 367pp. Fourteen engraved plates after A Walker. James Kenneth Ridley (1736–1765) is mainly remembered for his Oriental pastiche Tales of the Genii, a set of stories based on those of the Arabian Nights. This was originally published in two volumes in 1764, was issued under the pen name "Sir Charles Morell", supposedly British Ambassador at Bombay. Ridley's Tales were allegedly composed by an imam named Horam and translated from a Persian manuscript; in actuality, they were products of Ridley's imagination. The Tales belong to a genre of imitation Orientalia popular in the 18th century; in its own time and after, Ridley's book was compared to Samuel Johnson's Rasselas. Ridley's compilation was popular, and went through seven editions by 1861; German and French translations also appeared. .

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        Icones Insectorvm circa Ratisbonam indigenorvm coloribvs natvram referentibvs expressae.

      - Natürlich ausgemahlte Abbildungen Regensburgischer Insecten. Regensburg, H.G. Zunkel/ Weiss, (1766-1779). 3 volumes. 4to (265 x 215mm). With an engraved portrait of the author, 280 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates and 2 engraved vignettes. 19th century black half calf, spines with gilt lettering, marbled sides. First edition. One of the most beautiful entomological works published during the Golden Period of South German natural history book production. Schaeffer was a clergyman-naturalist, a phenomenon so characteristic of the Enlightenment. He published a number of illustrated natural history works, mostly on insects, but also on birds and fungi of South Germany. The present work describes the insects of South Germany, especially the region around Regensburg. Schaeffer's exact descriptions and fidelity of illustration made this three volume work a mine of information for zoologists and brought it to the attention of scientists and royalty throughout Europe. The delicately handcoloured plates depict over 2000 insects. The plates are printed on both sides of the leaves. An early owner of the work has written additional information in a neat handwriting on the explanatory text leaves to the plates. Text both in Latin and German. A fine copy of this superbly produced work.Nissen ZBI, 3629. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plate 45

      Naples: 1766-67 - William Hamilton From Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honorable William Hamilton Naples: 1766-1767 Aquatint engraving in black and terra-cotta ink 25” x 35” framed Sir William Hamilton was sent to Naples in 1764 as chief British envoy to the Bourbon King Ferdinand IV. Inspired by the cultural heritage of Italy, Hamilton developed a great passion for archaeology and the study of antiquities, and soon embarked on a project to publish illustrations of the objects that so fascinated him. Ferdinand IV, as official guardian of the treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum, encouraged the wealthy gentlemen of his kingdom to form private “cabinets” of antiquities. Some of these gentlemen hired their own workmen, while others bought from scavengers and displayed, or resold, a rich harvest of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, metalwork and other artifacts. Hamilton assembled just such a collection, and then chose the finest examples of excavated pottery art for his publication. Other objects came from the Royal Collection, lent generously by the Ferdinand IV. Hamilton was driven in his project by one particular ambition: he wanted to change completely and indelibly the taste of Europe, to “.annihilate those Gothic forms which habit alone renders supportable.” His Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities had two kinds of illustrations. The most famous are the narrative and pictorial plates, each one with decorative motifs taken from a vase, cup or plate. They exhibit the classical black and terra-cotta color scheme, with touches of accent coloring on some of the plates. The subject matter ranges, as it did on the original ceramic pieces, from activities of the mythical gods and creatures, to feasting and the daily life of ancient peoples. Each image is beautifully detailed and has rich border decorations. Hamilton also provided black and white perspective drawings of the pieces so that artists and craftsmen could follow the ancient forms “with as much truth and precision as if he had the Originals themselves in his possession.” In the end, Hamilton’s acumen and persistence were rewarded. His book became a virtual dictionary of Classical form throughout the l8th and l9th centuries, while his collection became a cornerstone of the British Museum’s Department of Classical Antiquities.

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        Plate 68

      Naples 1766 - Sir William Hamilton was sent to Naples in 1764 as chief British envoy to the Bourbon King Ferdinand IV. Inspired by the cultural heritage of Italy, Hamilton developed a great passion for archaeology and the study of antiquities, and soon embarked on a project to publish illustrations of the objects that so fascinated him. Ferdinand IV, as official guardian of the treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum, encouraged the wealthy gentlemen of his kingdom to form private “cabinets” of antiquities. Some of these gentlemen hired their own workmen, while others bought from scavengers and displayed, or resold, a rich harvest of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, metalwork and other artifacts. Hamilton assembled just such a collection, and then chose the finest examples of excavated pottery art for his publication. Other objects came from the Royal Collection, lent generously by the Ferdinand IV. Hamilton was driven in his project by one particular ambition: he wanted to change completely and indelibly the taste of Europe, to “.annihilate those Gothic forms which habit alone renders supportable.” His Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities had two kinds of illustrations. The most famous are the narrative and pictorial plates, each one with decorative motifs taken from a vase, cup or plate. They exhibit the classical black and terra-cotta color scheme, with touches of accent coloring on some of the plates. The subject matter ranges, as it did on the original ceramic pieces, from activities of the mythical gods and creatures, to feasting and the daily life of ancient peoples. Each image is beautifully detailed and has rich border decorations. Hamilton also provided black and white perspective drawings of the pieces so that artists and craftsmen could follow the ancient forms “with as much truth and precision as if he had the Originals themselves in his possession.” In the end, Hamilton’s acumen and persistence were rewarded. His book became a virtual dictionary of Classical form throughout the l8th and l9th centuries, while his collection became a cornerstone of the British Museum’s Department of Classical Antiquities.

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        Pharmacopœia Hippiatrica: or, the Gentleman Farrier's Repository, of Elegant and approved Remedies for the Diseases of Horses... Containing I. The Surgical; II. The Medical Part of Practical Farriery; Also, Directions for the proper Treatment of Post Chaise and other Horses, after violent Exercise... To which are now added; Observations on broken winded Horses, endeavouring to prove that the Seat of Malady may not be in the Lungs

      Eton: Printed for T. Pote, 1766.. Second edition, small 8vo, xiv, 392 [i.e. 402] pp. Endpapers with some browning. Contemporary gilt ruled sheep, somewhat marked and scuffed, rebacked with a maroon label.

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        Traité de la Personnalité et de la Réalité des Loix, Coutumes ou Statuts, par formes d'observations ; Auquel on a ajouté l'ouvrage latin de Rodenburgh, intitulé De Jure quod Oritur e Statutorum diversitate (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Chez Guillaume Desprez 1766 - 2 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tranches mouchetées, Chez Guillaume Desprez, Paris, 1766, 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre), frontispice gravé par Mlle Martinet d'après Mangeant, xxiv-xxxvii pp., 1 f. (tables), 896 pp., 1 f. n. ch (errata) et 4 ff., 596 pp., 2 ff., 102 pp., 1 f. n. ch. (privilège) Edition originale. Important traité, l'un des premiers consacré en français à l'importante question, relevant aujourd'hui du Droit International, de l'articulation du statut réel et du statut personnel. Etat satisfaisant (plats fort. frottés avec mq. de cuir sur un plat, deux coins abîmés, une petite piqûre de vers affectant qq. rares lettres, bon état intérieur par ailleurs). Camus & Dupin, 1819, 1075 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Poems By Several Hands. In six volumes.

      J. Dodsley 1766 - engraved plate of music in vol. iv, half-titles present, small oval engraving on each title-page, pp. [iv], 335; [iv], 336; [iv], 351; [iv], 360; [iv], 336; [iv], 336, 8vo, contemporary sprinkled calf, backstrips with raised bands, red morocco lettering pieces in second compartments, small gilt tool in centre of remaining compartments, a touch of wear to one or two headcaps, very good The most famous and most important of eighteenth-century anthologies, originally planned as a three-volume work and extended to six volumes. It first appeared between 1748 and 1758, again in 1763, and then in this edition (with several more before the end of the century). Dodsley’s ‘volumes are important to the literary historian. They are fairly representative of the general taste of their age, and the age owed to them, more than to anything else, its knowledge of some poems which are still famous.’ (R.W. Chapman. ‘Dodsley’s Collection of Poems by Several Hands.’ Oxford Bib.Soc. III, p.[269]) (ESTC T124648)

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        Mémoires de Madame la Baronne de Batteville, ou la veuve parfaite

      Londres [i.e., Paris?]: chez J. Nourse, 1766. Early edition. 12mo. [4], 324pp. Contemporary calf, gilt floral borders, gilt cornerpieces and spine with red leather label, marbled endpapers. Despite a flaw on the rear cover (narrow leather piece missing along inner border), this is a very pretty, extremely bright and fresh copy. Engraved armorial (English) bookplate. With note on endpaper "Bought at the Sale of her Majesty's Library June 22, 1819". ESTC t131607; MMF 66.29 . Printed in the same year as the Lyons (first?) edition, which is usually given priority. A rare epistolary novel by Leprince de Beaumont (1711-1780), who wrote over 70 children's books for children - mainly collections of instructive moral tales, including THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ("La Belle et la Bête"). She was married unhappily in 1743, moved to London two years later, where she became a governess, wrote and published several of her books, and remained for seventeen years. Her EDUCATION COMPLETE, published in 1753, was intended "ê l'usage de la famille de la princesse de Galles." In 1764 she moved to Switzerland. Her best known collections were "Le Nouveau Magasin français, ou Bibliothèque instructive" (1750-55), the "Magasin des enfants" (1757), and "Magasin des Adolescentes (1760)," in which her celebrated story "La Belle et la Bête" first appeared. A very scarce epistolary novel by this author, whose English translation (THE VIRTUOUS WIDOW) was published by Nourse in the same year. Richardson's influence is clearly felt, and indeed the author followed this with LA NOUVELLE CLARICE in the following year (published as THE NEW CLARISSA, 1768). ESTC locates only one copy in America (LOC). This is a superior copy and a rare survival, with a most interesting provenance

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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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF TRADE AND COMMERCE

      1766. POSTLETHWAYT, Malachy. THE UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF TRADE AND COMMERCE: with large additions and improvements, adapting the same to the present state of British affairs in America, since the last treaty of peace made in the year 1763. With great variety of new remarks and illustrations incorporated throughout the whole: together with everything essential that is contained in Savary's Dictionary: also, all the material laws of trade and navigation relating to these kingdoms, and the customs and usages to which all traders are subject. London: H. Woodfall, [etc., 1766]. Third edition. Volume 1 only, of two. This volume contains two preliminary discourses, pp. ix-lxvii, on British commerce and commercial union between Great Britain and British America. 12 maps at the end: "A Correct Map of Europe," by Thomas Kitchen, 4 double plates; "First Part of Asia, being Turkey, Arabia, Persia, most of India and Tartary. [With the] Second Part of Asia, being China, Part of India and Tartary: The Islands of Sonda, Molucka, Japan, &c. Performed by the Sr. D'Anville... revised and improved by Mr. Bolton. 1755," 8 double plates. Some worming to maps. Most of the damage is single, small holes; larger holes have paper repairs on the reverse. Thick folio, old calf, gilt-stamped labels to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown and ink ownerships to endpapers and title- page. Title-page is cropped at the bottom, with loss at bottom fore- corner, omitting at least one line of booksellers' names and the publication date. Intermittent worming throughout the volume, mostly at the inner margin, and most heavily at the beginning of the book. The binding is edgeworn, especially at the corners, with heavy scuffing to boards. The volume is offered with all faults. (Sabin 77277).

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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

      [Boston] North America: [Printed by William M'Alpine for John Mein]. [1766]. First Boston edition. Octavo. [2], ii, [1], 6-46pp. Stitched self-wrappers. Preface signed "Virginia," in letterpress. Lacks the last leaf (containing the last paragraph of the text on the recto and the publisher's recommendation label on the blank verso, supplied in facsimile), else a good copy, untrimmed, with scattered foxing and fraying to the edges. Inscribed at the top of the title page, "To John Worthington, Esq., from his Hum. Serv. [J. or T.] Dwight, Esq." Another contemporary ink inscription appears to identify the anonymous author, "By Arthur Lee, Esq." John Worthington served several terms as Justice of the Peace in Massachusetts during the Colonial period. It appears most likely that this pamphlet was presented to him by either Josiah Dwight or Timothy Dwight, two prominent American lawyers who also served alongside Worthington as Justices of the Peace. The manuscript attribution identifies Arthur Lee, an American lawyer and politician who had close ties with the real author, Daniel Dulany the Younger. Dulany was a Maryland Loyalist politician and an influential American lawyer before the Revolution. He wrote this noted pamphlet in opposition to the Stamp Act in 1765, arguing against taxation without representation. Considered "the ablest effort of this kind produced in America," his work aroused further opposition to the internal taxation of the British North American colonies, and strongly influenced William Pitt. A scarce colonial era pamphlet. References: John E. Alden, "The Boston edition of Daniel Dulany's Considerations on the propriety of imposing taxes," New England Quarterly 13 (1940): pp. 705-711; Evans 9959; ESTC W37544. .

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        Iconologie tiree de divers auteurs. Ouvrage utile aux gens de lettres, aux poetes, aux artistes, & generalement a tous les amateurs des beaux-arts. Par J. B. Boudard

      Vienne: Chez Jean-Thomas de Trattnern, 1766 - *The price of this item has been reduced until Sunday as part of our October ABEBOOKS sale* second edition and in French only; 3 volumes in one as usually found but each has its own title and imprint; [16] (beginning with title for Tome premier), 203, [1], [8] (table) pp.; [2] (title for Tome second), 219, [8] (table), [1] pp.; [2] (title for Tome troisieme), 208, [4] (L?auteur a messieurs les souscripteurs, the second leaf signed O3 in error), [8] (table, the first two leaves signed O4 and O2 in error) pp.; all of the numbered pages, a total of 620, have an illustration in the top half (leaves slightly shorter than 20 cm., illustrations slightly taller than 8 cm.) depicting the arts and science, states of mind, the planets, hours of the night, nymphs, virtues and vices, etc. etc., printer's device on each title page; full leather binding very worn with both sides detached, general age toning and light age staining but block wel. Photos available upon request.

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        Le Sens, Poëme en six chants.

      s.n.t.,, a Londres, 1766 - In-8° (215x142mm), pp. (6), XX, 21-184, (1), legatura coeva p. pelle marrone con dorso a nervetti adorno di titolo in oro su tassello rosso, di filetti e di decori vegetali e floreali in oro entro scompati. Unghie decorate in oro, tagli a spruzzo rossi. 7 tavv. incise su rame f.t. (4 da invenzione di Eisen e 3 da invenzione di Wille), svariate testatine e finalini figurati incisi su rame da De Longueil da invenzione di Eisen e di Wille e 2 ff. di musica incisa f.t. Qualche fioritura e brunitura usuale, alcuni minimi aloni. Buon esemplare. Prima edizione di questo poema a soggetto erotico impresso in deliziosa veste rococò. Il De Rosoi, o Durosoi (Parigi, 1745-ivi, 1792), letterato di elegante vena, perì ghigliottinato per l'accusa di alto tradimento. Fu autore di commedie, romanzi epistolari, poemi, trattati artistici, annali sulla storia di Tolosa, ecc. Barbier, IV,464. Sander, 594. Weller, Druckorte, II,175. Gay/Lemonnier, III,1095. Cioranescu, 57739. Cohen/De Ricci, 339-340. Quérard, II, 730. Salomons, Eisen, p.94. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tales of the Genii. Two volume set

      London: J Wilkie. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Minor rubbing and sunning to leather covers. Sm. tear to pp. 315-316 (vol. I). Lacking one rear endpaper from volume II. 1766. Third Edition. Full leather covers. 360mm x 230mm (14" x 9"). 357pp, 367pp. Fourteen engraved plates after A Walker. James Kenneth Ridley (1736–1765) is mainly remembered for his Oriental pastiche Tales of the Genii, a set of stories based on those of the Arabian Nights. This was originally published in two volumes in 1764, was issued under the pen name "Sir Charles Morell", supposedly British Ambassador at Bombay. Ridley's Tales were allegedly composed by an imam named Horam and translated from a Persian manuscript; in actuality, they were products of Ridley's imagination. The Tales belong to a genre of imitation Orientalia popular in the 18th century; in its own time and after, Ridley's book was compared to Samuel Johnson's Rasselas. Ridley's compilation was popular, and went through seven editions by 1861; German and French translations also appeared. .

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        Analyse. de la carte generale de l'Amerique

      Paris 1766 - Rather elaborately designed border with beautiful hand coloring, with relevant text, Size : 380x535 (mm), 15x21 (Inches), Hand Colored with relevant text

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