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        Sparviere bianco di Moscovia macchiato di nero, Plate XXX, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777.The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Falco Volgarm. detto Albanella, Plate XXXV, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Contemporary hand colored copper engraving. From the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Sparviere Terzuolo Italiano, Plate XXVI, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777.The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Sparriere Pellegrino maschio, Plate XXIII, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Contemporary hand colored copper engraving. From the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Sparviere Minore da Fringuelli Plate XVII, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Falco con il Collare femmina, Plate XXXI, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Gufo di penna diversa o mutata, Plate LXXXIII, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Strige detta Falco Civettino d'America, Plate LXXXXVIII, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Allocco diurno, Plate LXXXXIII, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777.The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Falco Aquilino di color rossiccio, Plate XLII, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777.The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Manucodiata, de Re degli Uccelli di Paradiso, Plate LXVI, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Giuseppe Vanni,, Florence, Italy: 1766 - Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying.are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18". The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Manucodiata, de Re degli Uccelli di Paradiso, Plate LXVI, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777.The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Aquila di coda bianca d'America, Plate VII, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Giuseppe Vanni,, Florence, Italy: 1766 - Period hand-colored copper engraving of the American white tailed eagle. From the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying.are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18". The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Aquila di coda bianca d'America, Plate VII, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving of the American white tailed eagle. From the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Aquila di Nido, Plate VI, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Giuseppe Vanni,, Florence, Italy: 1766 - Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying.are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18". The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Aquila Rapace con macchie bianche, Plate IV, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978). Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18". The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Falco Aquilino scuro detto volgarm, Terzo d'Aquila, Plate XLI, engraving from Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale.

      Giuseppe Vanni,, Florence, Italy: 1766 - Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying.are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18". The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Falco Aquilino scuro detto volgarm, Terzo d'Aquila, Plate XLI, engraving from Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777.The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18".The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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

      1766. Kupferstich, Potsdam 1766, auf Bütten. 21,8:19 cm. - Auf die Plattenkante geschnitten, leicht fleckig. Mit Widmung unter der Darstellung "Didie a Monsieur Ange Cori Inspecteur de la Garderobe du Theatre de sa Majeste 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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        Les Gasconismes corrigés. Ouvrage utile à toutes les personnes qui veulent parler et écrire correctement, et principalement aux jeunes gens, dont l'éducation n'est point encore formée.

      A Toulouse, Jean-Jacques Robert, 1766. - in-8. (1f.blanc). XX. 256pp. 1f. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque. Edition Originale rare, imprimée à Toulouse où l'auteur était professeur au Collège Royal, de cet ouvrage célèbre qui fut souvent réédité. "L'auteur de ce bon livre ne se propose pas de composer une grammaire, ni d'enseigner aux Gascons les beautés de la langue française : il travaille moins à leur apprendre à bien parler, qu'à ne pas parler mal. Un miroir ne dit pas quels ajustements il faut prendre pour plaire ; mais il avertit de ce qu'il faut ôter pour ne déplaire pas. L'auteur veut seulement rendre les Gascons attentifs à des gasconismes qui ne leur sont que trop familiers, et dont il est important qu'ils se corrigent, s'ils veulent éviter ces petites humiliations, auxquelles les personnes qui parlent mal sont exposées, surtout à Paris, où ces expressions impropres ne manquent pas de donner lieu à des railleries dont il est toujours désagréable d'être l'objet. Pour que ces remarques soient moins sèches, Desgrouais y a mêlé quelques anecdotes plaisantes ; et l'on trouve quelquefois , dans la même page , l'exemple d'un gasconisme et d'une gasconnade" (Barbier et Desessarts). Bel exemplaire non rogné et d'une grande fraîcheur. Barbier et Desessarts, Nouvelle bibliothèque d’un homme de goût, (1808-1817). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        METEORLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS AND ESSAYS

      T. Ostell n.d., London, England - 8vo. later half leather, marbled paper-covered boards. xvi, 208 pages. Second issue of first edition (Smyth 2). Preface, list of subscribers, table of contents, appendix. The author (1766-1844) was a chemist and natural philosopher who extensively researched meteorological phenomena. This work, according to Dalton himself, "contained the germs of most of the ideas afterwards expanded by him into discoveries." (DNB V, 428-34). It contains a series of essays on barometric pressure, storm patterns, temperature, the aurora borealis, among other meteorological matters. Numerous daily observations, tables, and engraved illustrations in text. Pencil notations on first page of preface. later half leather, marbled paper-covered boards [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De nieuwe reisiger; of beschryving van de oude en nieuwe waerelt, uit het Fransch vertaald. 26 volumes

      Abraham Blusse, Dordrecht 1766 - 26 volumes (vol 7 ontbreekt). , Oorspronkelijk gepubliceerd in Parijs tussen 1766 en 1795. De laatste 10 delen werden niet vertaald in het Nederlands. Uitgebreide reeks brieven waarin alle delen van de wereld worden beschreven, o.a. Amerika, Azie, Africa, Arabie en Europa. Interessante beschrijving van de colonies uit die tijd. 26 volumes.

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        The Theory of Perspective

      1766. COWLEY, John Lodge. The Theory of Perspective Demonstrated; in a Method Entirely New. By which the Several Planes, Lines, and Points, used in this Art, are shewn by Moveable Schemes, in the True Positions in which they are to be Considered. [6], xi, [1], 117, [1] pp. With 11 full-page geometric engravings printed on heavy paper, of which 10 are cut-out to demonstrate solid forms. In two volumes. 4to., 268 x 210 mm, bound in contemporary blue glazed paper boards, edges uncut. In half calf folding case, red label. London: Printed for T. Payne, 1766. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, second issue, of this rare scientific Cut-Out book. Cowley's Theory was designed as a geometrical primer with engraved diagrams that could be removed from the book to form solids, thus demonstrating the doctrines of the 11th, 12th, and 15th books of Euclid. The present work amends his Appendix to the Elements to Euclid (1758), and forms a new and more comprehensive attempt to explain the doctrines of planes as applicable to perspective; it is among the most elaborate and most unusual of all eighteenth-century works on geometry and perspective. Included are the eleven engraved plates, of which ten are cut-out to form regular and irregular solids, prisms, pyramids, cones, etc., each accompanied by Cowley's analytic text. Plate IX incorporates strands of coloured cotton thread to illustrate the various projected lines from a single vanishing point. Cowley's mathematical textbooks were extremely popular in their day, widely disseminated and well used, and are rarely found intact. As early as 1806 this work was recorded as "scarce" by Adam Clarke in The Bibliographical Miscellany (cf. Sotheran). Two issues of this first edition were published, one by Bennett in 1765, and the present one by T. Payne. Some spotting throughout, as is true in most copies. Overall, in superb, original condition. ESTC T178295. Vagnetti EIVb47. Lowndes II, 540. Not in Norman, Sotheran Bibliotheca Chemico-Mathematica, Honeyman Collection, Wheeler Gift, or Cajori.

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        Mémoire à consulter et consultation pour le sieur Duval Dumanoir & M. Duval d'Espremenil avocat du roi au châtelet , héritiers du feû sieur Duval de Leyrit, gouverneur de Pondichéry. avec les lettres que les sieurs Duval de Leyrit & de Lally se sont écrites dans l'Inde, pour servir de pièces justificatives

      Original 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. De l'imprimerie de Michel Lambert A Paris 1766 In 4 (21x27cm) Un Vol. relié

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        Nouvelles recherches sur la France, ou Recueil de mémoires historiques sur quelques provinces, villes & bourgs du royaume

      First edition, rare. Full glossy brown calf period. 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. Chez Herissant fils a Paris 1766 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm) xij (4) 528pp. (3) et (8) 530pp. (2) relié

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        Beuerberg - Steingaden - Tegernsee.

      Mchn., Typis Academicis, 1766.. 21 x 17 cm. 3 Bl., 632 S., 13 Bl. Index. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 9 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rvergoldung.. 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.

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        British Liberties, or the Free-born Subject's Inheritance

      London: Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan [etc.], 1766. Contemporary speckled calf, rubbed and somewhat darkened, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, light browning, attractive First edition (of at least four) of a popular but substantial history of English liberty, beginning with Magna Carta, relying upon Coke, Locke and Montesquieu, with a concluding essay contending that the English jury should decide both law and fact

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        Abrégé du pilotage.

      Paris, Desaint, 1766. 1766 - 1 vol. in-8° (204 x 130 mm.) de : xvi pp. (faux-titre, titre, préface, errata), 276 pp., 34 pp. ("Remarques sur le Pilotage"). 1 planche dépliante, 4 ornements typographiques, et 25 figures in-texte. Plein veau d'époque tacheté, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées. Cachet humide sur le titre. Nouvelle édition augmentée par Le Monnier, suivie de Remarques sur le Pilotage de Goimpy. Bel exemplaire. 1 vol. 8vo. 1 folding plate, 25 in-text illustrations. Contemporary full calf. New increased edition, followed by the Remarques sur le Pilotage by Goimpy. Fine copy.

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        Aquila nera, o Valeria, Plate III, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Giuseppe Vanni,, Florence, Italy: 1766 - Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying.are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18". The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Aquila Toscana, Plate IV, engraving from "Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale"

      Florence, Italy:: Giuseppe Vanni,. 1766.. Print. Very good condition. Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying....are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978). Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18". The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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        Falco Aquilino divenuto bianco per l'eta, Plate XLIII, engraving from Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale.

      Giuseppe Vanni,, Florence, Italy: 1766 - Period hand-colored copper engraving from the [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size], 1766-1777. The work carries some interesting historical importance according to Peter Dance: "The production of its five massive folio volumes must have been one of the most remarkable publishing ventures ever undertaken in Florence. Begun in 1767, and [based on birds taken from the collection of Giovanni Gerini], it was completed ten years later. It was larger, better engraved and more vividly coloured than any previous work on birds, but these are not its only claim to fame. The attitudes of the birds themselves give this book its unique character. Strutting, parading, posturing, and occasionally flying.are birds whose real-life counterparts would surely disown them, and not without reason, for Manetti seems in these pictures to be depicting the human comedy, the habits and mannerisms of contemporary Italian society. His book may still be rated among the very greatest bird books, if only for its magnificent comicality" (S. Peter Dance, The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and their Work. London 1978).Approx. 10 5/8 x 13 1/2" (platemark) on watermarked paper measuring 14 1/2 x 18". The original images were drawn by Lorenzo Lorenzi, Violante Vanni, or Manetti himself.

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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.

      J. Dodsley . B. Whiston and T. White . and G. Kearsly, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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