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        Istoria civile del regno di Napoli / di Pietro Giannone, giureconsulto, ed avvocato Napoletano . [complete in 5 volumes]

      In Venezia MDCCLXVI. : Presso Giambatista Pasquali 1766 - Description: 5v., frontis., 1 plate ; 26.5cm. Subjects: Naples (Kingdom) -- History -- Early works to 1800. Contents: t. 1. La polizia del regno sotto Romani, Goti, Greci, e Longobardi -- t. 2. La polizia del regno sotto Normanni, e Suevi -- t. 3. La polizia del regno sotto Angioini, ed Aragonesi -- t. 4. La politia del regno sotto Austriaci. Notes: Pagination: t.1: [20], 411, [1] p. ; t.2: [2], 152 (452 is misnumbered as 152) p. ; t.3: [4], 339 (439 is misnumbered as 339), [1] p. ; t.4: vii, [1], 511, [1] p.Signatures: t.1: [pi]4 *6 A-3D4 3E6 ; t.2: [pi] A-3K4 ; t.3: [pi] A-3I4 ; t.4: a4 A-3S4. Engraved title page vignette, with the motto "Litterarum Felicitas". Engraved initials, head- and tail pieces. Frontispiece portrait in t.1. of Pietro Giannone, signed "Baratti s." Title page in red and black. Text in double columns throughout. "Edizione accresciuta di note critiche, riflessioni, medaglie, e moltissime correzioni fatte dall' autore, che non si trovano nelle tre anteriori." --title page. Language: Italian. Fair to good copies bound in full contemporary gilt-blocked vellum. Gilt lettering somewhat faded on spine labels. Spine bands worn with some loss around the edges. Panel edges rubbed and worn as with age, with some surface wear and scuffs to boards and spine covers. Corners bumped. Scattered foxing, with some light tanning around the margins. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Provenance: From the library of Frederick William Irby with his bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. 2 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A VIEW OF THE EARTH: Being a Short But Comprehensive System of Modern Geography

      Printed for S. Crowder, London 1766 - The second edition, with additions and improvements; pp. [iv], 45 + [iii publisher's adverts]; engraved frontispiece map of the world, five further engraved plates of maps and one engraved plate of globes, ten engraved figures and diagrams within the text. Contemporary half textured calf binding with marbled paper boards, expertly restored with a new spine in matching style, re-corned. contents clean and tight, a few small marks/reading wear; frontispiece plate with a couple of short edge-tears expertly and inconspicuously repaired, a few corners re-tipped. A very good well-presented copy. Scarce. Size: Folio (21 x 32cm) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Antiphonarium romanum de tempore et sanctis, ad normam Breviarii ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini restituti, S. Pii V pontificis maximi jussu editi, Clementis VIII ac Urbani VIII auctoritate recogniti [.]. Editio omnium recentissima ac emendatissima.

      Venedig, ex typographia Balleoniana (Baglioni), 1766. - 478, CXXXVIII SS. Durchgehend in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Mit gest. Titelvignette (nach Zanchi). Blindgepr. Schweinslederband der Zeit auf 5 Bünden. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Spuren von Schließen. Imperial-Folio (350:488 mm). Schönes, monumentales venezianisches Antiphonar im durchgehenden rot-schwarzen Notendruck. Auf kräftigem Papier und mit großen Typen gedruckt. - Einband etwas berieben und fleckig; Titel unbedeutend angestaubt. Am vorderen Innendeckel hs. Besitzvermerk: "Sub Guardianatu M. V. P.ris Caroli Sebenyi pro Sacris Comparatum Anno 1779no. Laudetur Deus!" ICCU DE\94102702247. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etrennes Françoises, Dédiées à La Ville De Paris, Pour L'année Jubilaire Du Règne De Louis Le Bien-Aimé, Comprenant Les Monuments Mémorables et Récents Érigés Dans La capitale.

      Chez Pierre-Guillaume Simon, Paris 1766 - Reliure contemporaine plein veau havane, dos lisse avec titres dorés, dans un emboitage marbré assorti. Pages consolidées, onglet refait, 68p, 1p. Sans le plan cité dans la page de titre. Orné de 3 planches d'armoiries, de 5 planches de médaillons par Saint Aubin gravées par Chenu, Duclos et Littret, numérotées I, II, III, IV et IV, et d'une estampe allégorique par Gravelot (avec une trace d'humidité). Eloge du Roi Louis XV au travers d'évènements de l'histoire de France et de Paris. Epitre Dédicatoire, Calendrier de l'Année 1766, Année jubilaire du règne de Louis XV, Etablissement de l'Ecole Royale Militaire, Inauguration de la statue équestre de louis XV, Les Nouvelles Halles aux grains et farines, La nouvelle Eglise de Sainte Geneviève, et enfin, le tableau Allégorique, pour l'Année jubilaire du règne de Louis le Bien-Aimé. Chacun de ces chapitres est accompagné d'une figure en médaillon, avec son interprétation allégorique. Le texte est présenté dans un encadrement. Bandeaux, culs de lampes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paralelle de la taille laterale...avec celle du lithotome-cache

      Amsterdam: Rey, 1766. 1st edition. Le Cat, Claude Nicolas (1700-1768). Parallele de la taille laterale . . . avec celle du lithotome-cache. 8vo. xiv, 16, 292, [12]pp. 7 folding plates. Amsterdam: Rey, 1766. 193 x 124 mm. Quarter sheep c. 1766, rubbed but internally fine. Gilt leather bookplate. <p>First Edition. Le Cat&#39;s summary work on the famous controversy between his gorgeret-cystitome and Frere Cume&#39;s lithotome-cache, which went on for 20 years. Famed in the sciences as well as surgery, Le Cat organized the Royal Academy of Sciences of Rouen and took on the likes of Haller and Rousseau in disputes. He invented several devices for lithotomy, of which the gorgeret-cystitome was the most ingenious. It was a multipurpose instrument that acted as a gorgeret when closed, a dilator when opened lengthways, and a lithotome when a blade was pushed out from its convex margin. To facilitate its use it had a button on the beak of the cystitome and the edges of the groove in the sound were turned in so that the blade could not become disengaged.</p><p> While Le Cat had the support of most lithotomists for his device, the lithotome-cache when suitably modified proved its worth over and above the doubtful reputation of the surgeon-priest Fr. Cume. Murphy, History of Urology, pp. 110-13, illustrating instruments. Leonardo. Hirsch. Kiefer 350. Wellcome III, p. 468. Waller 5658.</p>

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        Recueil des meilleures pieces du Mercure de France et de quelques autres ouvrages periodiques avec le precis des nouvelles et anecdotes litteraires. 1.-3. Jahrgang in jew. 12 Teile in 6 Bänden (alles Erschienene).

      Erlangen, Walther, 1766-68. - HLdr. d. Zt. mit roten RSchild. und RVergold. (etw. berieben, 1 RKante mit Wurmloch, 1 Kapital mit schmaler Fehlstelle). * Erste Ausgabe und vollständige Reihe der seltenen Zeitschrift. - Kirchner 4448. - Die interessantesten Berichte aus dem "Mercure" über Poesie, Theater, Kunst und Wissenschaften. - Stempel auf Vorsatz. Nahezu fleckfreies und dekoratives Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poesie per l&#146;ingresso solenne di Sua Eccellenza il Signor Giovanni Colombo Cavaliere e Cancellier Grande.

      Venezia (Gianfrancesco Garbo) 1766 - (2), lx pp. Allegorical frontis., containing a portrait of the dedicatee within. Dedication with full-page engraved armorial device; 11 engraved allegorical vignettes throughout. Every page of the volume is set within elaborate rococo pictorial borders, in more than a dozen different designs. Lrg. 4to. Bound alla rustica in contemporary drab heavy wraps. The volume includes poetry by G.M. Manni and G.B. Vicini, as well as Gasparo Gozzi (critic and dramatist, brother of the playwright Carlo Gozzi), Ex-libris Peter A. Wick. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Plate 36 from the Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honorable William Hamilton

      Naples 1766 - William Hamilton Illustrated sheet 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 24 1/2&#148; x 34 1/2&#148; 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 &#147;cabinets&#148; 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 &#147;.annihilate those Gothic forms which habit alone renders supportable.&#148; 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 &#147;with as much truth and precision as if he had the Originals themselves in his possession.&#148; In the end, Hamilton&#146;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&#146;s Department of Classical Antiquities.

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        Satyrs and Maenads

      Naples ,Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving in original hand colour.68x47 cms.Ample margins.This imageis from an unidentified vase whose location is unknown nowadays.It has been pointed out that the scene has to do with some fragments of Euripides "Bacchae". A fine example of master graphic art of thsi amazing collection of engravings illustrating the vase collectionformed by Hamilton and in part sold to the British museum in 1772. ref Taschen publ pg 292-293.

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        Group of women and Eros sorrounded by women.

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving. Original hand coloured.68x47 cm. ample margins.The image shows Eros in a basin fountain sorrounded by women and at the lefttwo women shaking hand.The image comes from anApulian pelike vase nowadays at the MuseoCivico of Catania. This was part of the collection assembled by Hamilton during his time in Naples asBritish ambassador. Hamilton andHancarville published the entire collection before selling to theBritish museum in 1772.The work in 4 volumes was a magnificent example of graphic art of the Neo-classical period. Ref Taschen publ pg 170-171

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        Satyr, Nike and tthe bull tripod. Nike seated Dionysus and Maenad. man with flute andanother singing on a podium

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving by Carmine Pignatori.Original hand coloured. 68x47 cm.Ample margins. This engraving illustrates anAttic red figureKalix-Krater vase that nowadays is at the Museo Nazionale in Bologna. This item belonged to the Hamilton vase collection that in great part waspurchased by the British Museum in 1772. Hamilton and Hancarvilledrew and catalogued the entire collection before shipping itand the publication in four volumes was a success and a masterpiece of graphic art with deep influence in the neo classical taste. Ref Taschen publi pg 190 and folding.

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        Herakles and Dioscuri with women

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving with original hand colour.60x48 cms. Thesceneis from a Campanian hydria that nowadays is at TheBritish museum. The collection was assembled during a span of 30 years by Hamilton and sold to theBritish museum in 1772. Hamilton and Hancarville drew and catalogued the collection for publication.It was a sumptuous work only printed in 500 copies. The work is a masterpiece of graphic art and influenced craftmanship,architecture,furniture and the neo classical taste in general. Ref taschen publ pg 276-77-

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        Animal frieze with goats and panthers

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Double page engraving with original hand colour. 68x47 cms.Amplemargins. This decorationwas in aCorinthianpyxis nowadays at the British museum.This fine engraving by Carmine Pignatori comes from the very fine book produced byHamilton and Hancarville who drew and catalogued the entire collection before shipping toEngland.Hamilton sold thecollection for 8400 pounds in 1772 to the British museum being the foundation core of the greek vases collection of this institution.the engraving are a masterpiece of graphic art in itself. Ref Taschen publ pg 240-241.

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        Animal frieze

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67. - Double page engraving with originalhand colour. 67x47 cm. With ample margins. The engraving represents the decoration of a Corinthian Oinochoe vase. The firieze depicts panthers,boar, lion,goat,siren,stag and bulls. The vase is nowadays at the British museum. This was one of the vases coming with the huge collection assembled by William Hamilton during his office like ambassador atNaples and later sold to the British museum in 1772.Hamiltonjoint with Hancarville drew and catalogued the collectionto intendfor publication that resulted in a masterpiece of graphic art and very influential in the neo-classical european taste.

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        Oineus,Periboia,Diomedes and Agrios captive.Erynis rising from the ground

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Engraving with original hand colour.47x35 cms.The scenes belongs to a Paestan hydria nowadays at the British museum .Hamilton collected greek vases during his office as British envoy at Naples.Hancarville drew and catalogued the entire collection and published in 4 volumeswith a high degree of graphic art.The collection was subsequently sold to the British museum in 1772. The work wasvery influential in the architecture,decorative arts and paintings of the Neo classical period late in the XVIII c. Taschen vol pg 194-195.

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        Hercules with Nemean lion-skin, young nude withThyrsus,two youn women opposite with fillet,situla,phiale.

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Engraving withhand original colour.47x35 cms.This scene comes from an unidentified vase nowadays but formerly in the Hamilton collection assembled during hisoffice as British envoy atNaples.The collection was publishedin four volumes at a limited edition of 500 copies so it was a rare and expensive book since its publication date. The work had a high scope in the decorative arts, architecture and painting of the Neo classical period. Hancarville drew and catalogued the whole collection but not all was included in the sale to the British museum in 1772 and some are scattered in private collections unidentified nowadays. Taschen publ pg 280-281.

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        Gryphons fighting against a warrior in a charriot

      Naples, Francesco Morelli 1766-67 - Engraving in original hand colour. 47x36 cms.The scene belongs to an Attic bell-krater nowadays at the Stockholm National Museum.Originally was part of the Hamilton collection assembled during his office at Napleslike British envoy. hancarville was in charge of drawing and catalogued the collection that was subsequently sold in part to the British museum but other vases remained in his hands and scattered through museums and private collectionsin Europe.The work in 4 volumes was of deep influence in the aesthetic of the Neoclassical period. ref Taschen publ pg 209

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        THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD A Tale. Supposed to be written by Himself.

      Salisbury: Printed by B. Collins for F. Newbery 1766 - First edition. Two volumes. Small 8vo. Bound in 19th century full tan calf with gilt ruled lines and decorated spines. The titles stamped in gilt on green labels. Marbled endpapers with inner gilt dentelles. Minor rubbing and scuffing to the binding extremities. The contents clean and bright and without tears or repairs. Advertisement present to volume one as called for and with the misprint 'Waekfield' to the running title header in volume two, page 95. A fine copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rettung des Theaters, oder Zergliederung des Briefes von Herrn Rousseau, Bürger zu Genf, an den Herrn von Alembert, über die Schauspiele, aus dem Französischen des Herrn Marmontel (von Gottfried Ferdinand Lindemann).

      Leipzig, bey Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1766 - Mit einem Titelkupfer (C.L. Crusius fec.) und einem gestochenen Titel. Vortitel, 1 Bl., 125 (recte 152) S., 2 Bll. Marmorierter Lederband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Sehr schönes Exemplar der seltenen ersten und einzigen deutschen Ausgabe. - Fromm IV, 16410 (ungenau; nennt Dresden als Druckort). Nicht bei Goedeke. - "Rousseaus 'Lettre à d'Alembert sur les spectacles' (1758) war eine Reaktion auf dessen Artikel über Genf in der 'Encyclopédie'. Rousseau verteidigte in seinem Brief die Genfer Obrigkeit und deren Verbot einer Theatergründung in der Stadt, indem er 'die Bühne als Verderbnis der Sitten' (Safranski) anprangerte. Der Brief hatte Folgen. Zum einen bedeutete er den endgültigen Bruch Rousseaus mit den Enzyclopädisten, den ehemaligen Freuden; zum anderen verschärfte er die Diskussion um die Rolle des Theaters. Marmontels Antwort auf diesen Angriff erschien zuerst 1761 als Anhang zu seinen 'Contes moraux'. 'Das Theater hat zu allen Zeiten seine Feinde gehabt. Auch in Deutschland hat es Milzsüchtige und Heuchler gegeben, die die Bühne als eine Schule der Laster, als eine Verführerinn zu Wollust und Müßiggang verketzert haben. Doch der Beyfall und der Tadel dieser Leute gelten dem Theater gleich viel. Ihre Krankheit ist vorbei, und sie hören auf zu lästern. Allein wenn ein Rousseau mit Scharfsinn und Grundsätzen dasselbe angreift: nur dann muß ein Marmontel aufstehn, und die Ehre der Bühne retten.' (Vorrede des Verlegers)." (Trauzettel Bl. Nr. 1180). - Ecken leicht bestoßen, ein Blatt mit 2 cm. Einriß am Oberrand, etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thespis: or, a Critical Examination into the Merits of all the Principal Performers belonging to Drury-Lane Theatre.

      London: Printed for G. Kearsly, 1766. - An amusing 42-page satirical poem on the leading actors on the London stage of the day, written by a journalist and aspiring playwright, Hugh Kelly (1739-1777), who writes about specific plays, playwrights and performances, including Garrick (with whom Kelly would later become closely associated), Richard Yates, Nathaniel Lee, John Packer, William Powell, Mrs. Dancer and many others. Thespis was quite popular and went through subsequent editions, and there were at least two poetical responses published within the year. 4to, attractive later sprinkled boards with a manuscript title on the spine. Bound without the half-title and errata slip. NCBEL II, 845; Lowe, Arnott and Robinson, English Theatrical Literature, 2318. Paper a little browned; water-stain in the upper inner margin and lower outer margin; very good, large copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The castle of Otranto, a Gothic story

      printed for William Bathoe in the Strand, M.DCC.LXVI. [1766], London - 8vo: xxiv, 200pp. Beautifully rebound by Fitterer in period style, with chestnut calf spine in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt, hand-marbled paper-covered boards, end papers renewed. A Fine binding, text block Near Fine, lightly spotted and moderately browned, first few leaves washed and so whiter then the rest. Hazen, Walpole, p.55. Gordon, Landmarks in English Literature, p. 15. PMM 211. The Third Edition (so stated), published one year after Bathoe&#146;s first. After Bathoe's death, in 1768, the sheets of this edition were taken over by John Murray and reissued with a cancel title page marked Third Edition and dated 1769. (Hazen) "On Christmas Eve 1764, a small book appeared in London with the title: 'The Castle of Otranto, A Story, translated by William Marshall, Gent. From the original Italian of Onuphrio Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto.' The Preface explained that the book, which had been printed in black letter at Naples in 1529, had been found 'in the library of an ancient catholic family in the north of England'. . . . This much was obfuscation, though of an interesting kind, since the story was actually written by Horace Walpole, the aristocratic son of Sir Robert Walpole, the political superman of the early eighteenth century, and on his own account an antiquary, art historian and letter-writer. When the work was republished a year later it was still anonymous, but some initials to the accompanying sonnet gave away the author's identity. In the Preface to the second edition, in which the explanation 'A Gothic Story' is added to the title page, Walpole . . . explains the story as an attempt to blend the ancient style of romance, where 'all was imagination and improbability,' with the modern style in which 'nature is always intended to be [ ] copied with success.' . . . Overblown, outrageous, cheerfully unstable and in some ways silly as it is, Otranto was hugely innovative and influential, and remains an indispensable document in the history of the gothic and of proto-romantic literature." (The Literary Encyclopedia) "'The Castle of Otranto,' wrote Sir Walter Scott, 'is remarkable not only for the wild interest of the story, but as the first modern attempt to found a tale of amusing fiction upon the basis of the ancient romances of chivalry.' . . . Its influence on Poe is manifest, and it has survived in such novels as Bram Stoker's Dracula and in modern mystery stories and horror films." (PMM) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre. Tome 65: Remarques pour servir de liaison au progrès des Hollandois dans les Indes Orientales.

      Paris, Rozet, 1766. - 12mo. CXL+372 pp. Complete with 3 fold. maps (Java, Ambon, Bay of Trinquemalee in Ceylon), 4 views (incl. 3 fold.) (Batavia Castle, Ternate, Galle & Adam's Peak in Ceylon). Hardcover. Contemp. mottled calf, spine gilt, with 2 title labels. VG. * Supplement to vols. 30-32 in this series, taken from vols. 10 & 11 of the Dutch quarto ed., incl. the founding of Batavia (1611-1618), gouvernor general Pieter van den Broecke (1618-19), the siege of Batavia by the Javanese (1628-29); description of the Moluccan islands, Ambon, Banda; Ceylon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New History of England From the Earliest Accounts of Britain to the Ratification of the Peace of Versailles, 1763 (3 volumes complete)

      J.Wilson & J.Fell, London 1766 - 3 volumes, complete dated 1763-6. Tightly bound with many engravings etc. The covers are worn in several places. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Déclamation Théatrale, Poæme Didactique en trois chants, Précédé d'un Discours

      Paris: Sébastien Jorry, 1766 - Delightfully playful theatrical plates from Eisen before each of Dorat's Canto: Chant I. La tragédie.--Chant II. La comédie.--Chant III. L'opéra (EISEN, CHARLES) First edition with the Eisen illustrations -- Large Paper? Tall 8vo (9-1/2 x 6 inches). Additional engraved title page and 3 plates engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt after drawings by CHARLES EISEN. 128 pp. Full blue crushed levant morocco gilt, gilt spine with raised bands, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, by ALL? Neat repair to upper joint. Beautiful copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pharmacop&#156;ia 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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        Historia Critica Philosophiae...

      Second Edition (with additions) 6 volumes , 4to, portrait in vol.1, cont. french mottled calf, fully gilt spines, morocco labels, a few caps chipped and minor blemishes on some boards but overall a fine sound set. Bookplate of Bibliotheque de Mouchy in each vol.

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        Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografica e istorica di Roma moderna.

      Presso Carlo Barbiellini 1766 Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografica delle antichità di Roma... Ridolfino Venuti. In Roma, Gio. Batt. Bernabò e G. Lazzarini,1763. Due volumi in - 4°, pergamena coeva. I: (2), xxxvi, 143, (1) pp.; II: viii, 111, (1) pp. Complessive 96 tavole f.t. incise in rame da vari artisti (in gran parte dal PIRANESI) e una grande tavola topografica ripiegata in fine. Bell' esemplare della rara edizione originale. Cicognara, 3905. Brunet, V, 1126: Ouvrage estimé. Fossati Bellani, 859. Schudt, 769. Olschki, Choix, XI, 18214. Rossetti, Rome, 11293.

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        Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografica e istorica di Roma moderna... Ridotta in miglior forma, accresciuta e ornata di molte figure in rame.

      Carlo Barbiellini 1766 Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografica e istorica di Roma moderna... Ridotta in miglior forma, accresciuta e ornata di molte figure in rame. VENUTI, Ridolfino. Roma, Carlo Barbiellini, 1766. 2 volumi in - 4°, pergamena coeva. I: viii, 288 pp. e 36 tavole f.t. II: (4) pp., 289 - 548 pp. e 18 tavole f.t. Le 54 incisioni in rame sono in gra parte del PIRANESI. Bell' esemplare dell' edizione originale. Parmi les 54 planches gravées sur cuivre, 1 est par P. Agnesi, 4 par Bellicard, 1 par Duflos, 5 par Le Geay, 1 par P.L. Magini et 28 par Piranesi. Olschki, Choix de livres rares, 18215. Cicognara, 3907. Fossati - Bellini, 860. Schudt, 446. Kissner, 451. Rossetti, 11294.

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        Conchyliogie systématique et classification méthodique des coquilles; ...Paris, F. Schoell, 1808-1810. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 261 woodcut illustrations of shells (most nearly full-page). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, red ribbon marker.

      BMC NH, p. 1340; Dance 87; Junk, Thesaurus (Cat 278)104; Nissen, ZBI 1080. Scarce work with interesting and well-executed plates, drawn and engraved by the author himself, the French naturalist Pierre Denys de Montfort (1766-1820). With this work the author wanted to ease ''the study of shells and their arrangement in the cabinet'' (Junk). A third volume, covering the Dissivalves, Multivalves and Bivalves, was planned but never published.Spines damaged and covers used but inside clean. Study of shells in fine condition.

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        Geschichte des Kurfürsten Friedrichs des Ersten, von der Pfalz.

      Mannheim. Akademische Buchhandlung.1766.. 25 x 21 cm. 5 Blatt, 650 Seiten, 19, 1 Blatt, 528 Seiten, 18 Blatt. Pappband der Zeit, bestoßen und berieben.. Zwei Teile in einem Band, mit dem Urkundenteil zur Geschichte. Eine höchst wertvolle urkundliche Bereicherung der pfälzischen Geschichte ganz aus den Urkunden und zeitgenössischen Chronisten geschöpft (Wegele). Der Urkundenteil mit 193 deutschen oder ins Deutsche übersetzten Urkunden. Mit dem Portrait von Kurfürst Friedrich dem ersten. Mit einigen schönen Titelvignetten. Sehr sauberes und Fleckenfreies Exemplar.

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        Reichs-Tags-Diarium oder zuverläßige Nachricht von dem was unter der Regierung Kaisers Franz des Ersten auf dem allgemeinen deutschen Reichs-Tage an Legitimationen der Gesandschaften, auch Canzley-Personen (...) Dictaturen, sowohl politischer als Religions-Angelegenheiten, (...) und in die Reichs-Händel einschlagenden bekannt gewordenen Schriften von 1745 bis 1765 sich ergeben. (Erster -) vierter Band (1745 - 1759), in 1 Band gebunden

      Regensburg, Joh. Leop. Montag, 1766. 850 Seiten, 86 Blätter (Vorrede u. Register). Mit zahlr. ornamentalen Vignetten. Halbleder der Zeit mit verblasster Rückenvergoldung u. goldgepr. Rückenschild, Rotschnitt, Kl.4°. - Pütter II, 143. - Seltenes und umfangreiches Rechts-Kompendium, welches die Zusammenkünfte und Versammlungen der Oberhäupter und Mitglieder der Reichstags in Regensburg seit der Regierungszeit Kaiser Franz I. (1708-1765) beinhaltet und detailliert die Verhandlungen und Besprechungen auf den Reichstagen aufzeichnet. Die hier vorliegenden ersten vier Bände beinhalten die Reichstage zwischen 1745 bis 1759, welche hauptsächlich die schlesischen Kriege und die Zeit des Siebenjährigen Krieges ausführlich behandeln. - Mit mehreren Registern, über die Kaiserwahl von 1745, einem ausführlichen Sachen-, Dekreten-, Personen- und Inhaltsregister. - Das Reichstags-Diarium erschien zwischen 1766 bis 1797. - Der Autor (1718-1777) war kursächsischer Legations-Sekretär beim Reichstag in Regensburg. - In schöner und sauberer Erhaltung; Rückenbezug etwas berieben.

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        Tractatus de Praelatione Creditorum in Foro Utilissimus, & Ad

      1766. Scarce Italian Treatise on Debtor and Creditor Zanchi, Carlo [fl. 1770]. Tractatus de Praelatione Creditorum in Foro Utilissimus, & ad Quotidianas Concursus, Seu Graduationis Quaestiones Accommodatissimus, in Sex Exercitationes Divisus, In Quibus Privilegia Creditorum Omnia, Quae a Legibus, Statutis, Consuetudinibus, Necnon Pontificiis Constitutionibus Descendunt, Late, Erudite, Diligenterque Expenduntur. Rome: Ttypis, Et Sumptibus Generosi Salomoni, 1766. viii, 628 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12-3/4" x 9"). Contemporary vellum with later rebacking, gilt-title to spine, endpapers renewed, speckled edges. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor stains to boards, spine ends and corners bumped, gilding oxidized or worn away. Light toning to text, light foxing in places. Early owner initials to foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown. An appealing copy. * First edition. A second edition of this notable treatise on debtor and creditor, with an emphasis on insolvency and the priority of claims and liens, was published in 1839. Both are scarce. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, UC-Berkeley), 3 copies of the second (Columbia, Harvard, Yale). Not in Roberts or the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Tulipa VIII

      Nuremberg 1766 - Etching, with engraving, coloured by hand, by A.L. Wirsing. Very good condition. A very fine image from the work described by Dunthorne as 'one of the finest records of the cultivated flowers of the period' and by Blunt (p. 166) as 'one of the most decorative florilegia of the mid-eighteenth century.' A complete copy of this work sold for almost $1,000,000 in London in 2002. The great characteristic of this beautiful plate, from Trew's Hortus Nitidissimus , is the way in which the watercolour and bodycolour painting almost entirely eclipses the engraved lines. Although the work was actually started by Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762), the engravings were based on the collection of flower drawings owned by the botanist and bibliophile Christoph Trew, a distinguished physician of Nuremberg. Georg Ehret (1708-1770), who enjoyed Trew's patronage from 1732 and traveled widely on his behalf before settling in London in 1736, produced the designs for 40 of the eventual total of 188 plates. The remainder were drawn up by a team of local artists, including J.C. Keller, Professor of Drawing at Erlangen University, the court painter Nikolaus Eisenberger, and A.L. Wirsing. Cf. Brunet V, 943; cf. Dunthorne 310; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 144; cf. Harvard Arnold , p. 700; cf. Johnston Cleveland 493; cf. Nissen BBI 1995; cf. Pritzel 9500.

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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&#39; 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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        Kst.- Karte, n. Walser b. Homann Erben, "Die zwey erste Zugewandte Orte der Eidgenossenschaft nemlich der fürstliche Abt von St. Gallen und die Stadt St. Gallen sampt dem Toggenburg und denen angränzenden Orten Appenzell, Thurgau und Rheintal .. 1768".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1766, 1769, 47 x 56. Sandler, S. 150; Blumer, Nr. 256 O. - Oben rechts die Titelkartusche. Zeigt das Schweizer Gebiet südl. des Bodensees. Mittig St. Gallen. Im Süden der Wallenstädter See. Im Osten Feldkirch.

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        GLORIOUS NEWS FOR AMERICA. BOSTON, FRIDAY 11 O&#39;CLOCK, 16th MAY, 1766. THIS INSTANT ARRIVED HERE THE BRIG HARRISON...WITH IMPORTANT NEWS, AS FOLLOWS...[caption title]

      Boston. May 16, 1766.. Broadside, 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Docketed in manuscript on the verso in a contemporary hand. Old folds. A few chips in the left edge, far from the text. Eight small holes at fold lines, affecting a few letters but not the meaning of the text. Tanned, stained, and wrinkled. Withal, still a good copy of an ephemeral item. An apparently unrecorded and unique broadside announcing the news of the repeal of the Stamp Act. This broadside was printed in Boston on May 16, 1766, the same day that the ship, Harrison, owned by John Hancock, arrived in port with the news. The text reprints an article from the LONDON GAZETTE of March 18, 1766, giving details of King George III&#39;s appearance in the House of Lords to assent to the law repealing the Stamp Act, the tax that was so hated in the American colonies. The Stamp Act was passed in 1765, and required that every legal document in the American colonies bear a stamp representing the tax paid upon it. The revenue was to be used to defray the expenses of defending the colonies. It was the Stamp Act, and other similar Parliamentary Acts, that spurred the colonies to revolt against the Crown. The text of the broadside goes on to describe the jubilation in England over the news of the law&#39;s repeal, especially among merchants. The text also notes the hope that other odious laws would be repealed, and that "the friends to America are very powerful, and disposed to assist us to the utmost of their ability." It concludes with the following exultation: "It is impossible to express the joy the town is now in, on receiving the above, great, glorious and important news - the bells in all the churches were immediately set a ringing, and we hear the day for a general rejoicing will be the beginning of next week." We can locate five other similar broadsides printed in the American colonies in the spring of 1766 announcing the news of the repeal of the Stamp Act: two broadsides printed by Hugh Gaine in New York, one printed in Connecticut by Timothy Green, one printed in Rhode Island by Samuel Hall, and another printed in Boston. Each is known in only a small handful of copies. Ford, Evans, and NAIP note that the other Boston broadside was printed by a confederation of the printers in the town (including Richard and Samuel Draper; Benjamin Edes and John Gill; John Green and Joseph Russell; and Thomas and John Fleet), and it is known in only four copies (MWA, DLC, MH- H, MHi). The present broadside contains the same exact text as the known Boston broadside (based on comparison with the copy at the American Antiquarian Society), but is clearly a different setting of type, with different line breaks, capitalization, and without the ornaments on the other version. This copy also does not have any imprint identifying the printer or printers. This version of the broadside is not in Ford, Evans, NAIP, or Shipton & Mooney. Unrecorded, unique, and vitally important.

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        Descrizione degl' instrumenti, delle macchine e delle suppellettili raccolte ad uso chirurgico e medico dal P. Don Ippolito Rondinelli Ferrarese...

      Presso l' Archi, 1766 Soldi, Mauro. Faenza, presso l' Archi, 1766. Prima ed unica edizione di quella che è l?unica testimonianza sopravvissuta di questa grandiosa istituzione museale medico - chirurgica che nacque nel 1746 a Ravenna sotto l?influsso delle nuove idee Settecentesche. La trasformazione della raccolta in Museo, con vere e proprie finalità collezionistiche e acquisto anche di materiale didattico illustrativo fu dovuta al dotto padre Ippolito Rondinelli; nella realizzazione di questa impresa si associò con il chirurgo locale Gaetano Bianchi. In - 4° gr., pergamena coeva. xx, 119, (1) pp. con figura allegorica nel frontespizio, 5 testate e 4 finaletti n.t., 72 grandi tavole ripiegate fuori testo e una tavola a doppio foglio, pure ripiegata f.t. contenente la Pianta ed elevazione dei due spaccati del museo che contiene la descritta raccolta ad uso chirurgico e medico, il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Le illustrazioni rappresentano ogni strumento chirurgico o medico in uso nel tempo; l' opera è indubbiamente la più completa iconografia in materia. La sua rarità è estrema, essendo rimasta sconosciuta persino al Corradi (La chirurgia in Italia), e mancante a quasi tutte le grandi biblioteche mediche. Haller, Bibl. chirurgica, II, p. 519. Blake, p. 425. Wellcome, V, p. 145.

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        Philosoph der Sitten, Nach denen Grundsätzen des grossen Ludwig Anton Muratorius. 2 Bände.,

      Würzburg, Johann Jacob Stahel, 1766. - Erstausgabe. - Der Augustiner Jordan Simon war lt. Titel &#132;öffentlicher Lehrer auf der berühmten Universität zu Erfurt". - Einbände berieben u. etw. bestoßen. Schwach gebräunt u. etw. bestoßen. - Sehr selten. - Nicht bei Ziegenfuß, Goedeke etc. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 8°. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 16 Bll., 766 S., 1 weißes Bl.; 7 Bll., 788 S., 2 Bll. (das letzte weiß), Ldr. d. Zt. a. 5 Bünden m. 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les règles de la bien-seance et de la civilite' Chretienne. Divisées en deux parties. Pour l'instruction de la jeunesse. Rouen, François Oursel, 1729. 8vo. With ornamental woodcut on title-page. Main text in civilité type. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine.

      WorldCat (1 copy); not in Carter & Vervliet; Heltzel, Courtesy books in the Newberry Library; cf. Gumuchian 1766 (ca. 1800 Rouen ed.); Oberlé, La Bibl. Bleue 422 (1774 Rouen ed.). Rare early Rouen edition, in civilité type, of a famous French courtesy book by La Salle (1651-1719), teaching not only good manners and politeness in society but good and balanced conduct in all things, out of respect to oneself, one's neighbour and God: modesty, respect, unity and charity, all dependent on the context of time, place and person and presented as "Christian Courtesy." It covers all imaginable bodily actions. Probably first printed in 1716, La Salle's courtesy book remained in use by the Christian Brothers until 1880.Binding slightly rubbed, spine slightly damaged; old ink notes in a child's hand on first endpaper; slightly stained and thumbed. In good condition.

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        NEUE ERLÄUTERUNG DER GULDENEN BULLE KAYSERS CARLS DES IV. Aus den älteren Teutschen Geschichten und Gesetzen zur Aufklärung des Staatsrechts mittlerer Zeiten als dem Grunde der heutigen Reichsverfassung.

      Frankfurt u. Leipzig. Fleischerischen Buchhandlung.1766.. Erste Ausgabe. 23,5 x 20 cm. 35 Blatt, 416 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 260 Seiten, 15 Blatt. Sehr schöner Moderner Ganzlederband mit Rückenschrift. Tadellos.. Zwei teile in einem Band, Mit einem gest. Frontispiz, Titelvignete und vier Textkupfern. Wichtiger Kommentar des 18. jahrhunderts mit umfangreichen Urkundenteil. Das Werk " ist mit Recht von jeher als ein in seiner Art klassisches angesehen worden" (St.L.) Das rechtsgeschichtliche Hauptwerk des Frankfurter Juristen und Schöffen. Durchgehend minimal gebräunt und manchmal Wasserfleckig.

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        [MANUSCRIPT RECEIPT, ENDORSED BY WILLIAM SAMUEL JOHNSON, RECORDING PAYMENT FOR PROSECUTION OF TWO INDIANS FOR "HIGH CRIMES"]

      Fairfield County. 1766.. [1]p., 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Old fold lines. Minor wear and toning. Very good. Manuscript receipt endorsed by William Samuel Johnson, a Signer of the Constitution from Connecticut. The receipt reads: "Fairfield County ss. Superior Court Augt. Term AD 1766. Please to pay Wm. Saml Johnson Esq & Things, Attorney, Twenty one pounds seventeen shillings and 9d, being a bill of cost allowed on an information against Henry Tomet & Saml. Cheree two Indians for high crimes, exclusive of the Clerk&#39;s fees which was ten shillings more. By order of Court." Johnson has signed it on the verso, indicating receipt of funds. William Samuel Johnson (1727-1819) was a Revolutionary patriot and Signer of the Constitution. As a member of the Federal Convention, Johnson was one of the most generally respected members and in this role was one of the two signers from Connecticut. During the years 1766 to 1771, he was Agent and King&#39;s Attorney for the colony of Connecticut. This receipt is also signed by Hezekiah Fitch. Possibly related to the French and Indian War, but interesting in any case for its relation to colonial Indian matters.

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        TRATADO INSTRUCTIVO, Y PRACTICO DE MANIOBRAS NAVALES

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Cadiz. 1766. Pasta espanola. 20h+210Pag+ 7 Bellissimas laminas. 20X15. Volumen I. Magnifica Obra Naval del Siglo XVII. Manchas en primeras hojas aun asi buen estado. Ref 1.6 Biblioteca A.

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        Description de l&#39;Hôtel de Ville d&#39;Amsterdam. Avec l&#39;Explication de tous les Emblèmes, Figures, Tableaux, Statues, &c. qui se trouvent dehors & dans ce Bâtiment

      1766. Amsterdam, chez Pierre Mortier, (n.d. but not before 1766). Small 8vo. (iv), 124, (ii) pp. With four folding plates showing front and rear exterior views, a floor plan, and a view of the old city hall. With "Avertissement des editeurs sur cette nouvelle edition" on pages 125-126. Nineteenth century 3/4 brown morocco, marbled boards. All edges gilt. A beautiful copy. In 1639 the Amsterdam council decided that it was time to build a new town hall. The old medieval building was beyond repair and far too small. Amsterdam wanted a new, impressive building that would radiate the city&#39;s power. The architect Jacob van Campen was appointed to design the new building. He proposed a classical structure. In 1648, following the conclusion of the Treaty of Münster, the actual work started. Van Campen left the technical execution and completion of the plans to the city architect Daniël Stalpaert. Even before it was finished in 1700 the building had become world famous: it was hailed as the eighth wonder of the world. Antwerp artist Artus Quellinus was appointed for the decorative sculpture. His carvings refer to commerce, peace and &#39;good government&#39;. Famous painters also contributed to the interiors, among them Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck. Around 1700 the town hall acquired an art gallery which was open to the public: a kind of museum. Here the clay models that Quellinus had made for the marble decorations of the building were displayed. These models came from Quellinus&#39;s Amsterdam studio where the sculptor had worked until 1664. Many artists visited the gallery to view and to copy these models. In 1808, Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland, converted the town hall into a palace. Since then the building has served alternatively as town hall and palace. After restoration in the twentieth century, it was opened to the public as a museum. Although the palace remains the property of the Dutch royal family it is only used for royal functions one or two times a year when large receptions and dinners are hosted. [c.f. website Rijksmuseum].

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        Anfangsgründe der Probierkunst... Nach der andern verbesserten Ausgabe... vom Autore selbst sehr vermehret und bereichert worden... übersetzet von C. E. Gellert. 2. Auflage. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Heinsius, 1766.. (20 x 12 cm). 32, 320 S.; 9 Bll., SS. (323)-682, 11 Bll. Mit 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Lederband der Zeit.. Entgegen den Angaben auf dem Titel bezeichnet Darmstaedter sie als dritte deutsche Ausgabe, da er neben der Ausgabe von 1746 eine weitere von 1749 angibt, die von uns jedoch nicht nachweisbar ist. - Cramer (1710-1777) nahm "in Bezug auf die Scheidekunst und auf die hüttenmännischen Schmelzprocesse unter seinen Zeitgenossen die hervorragendste Stellung ein. Mit seinem (obigen) Werk... brach er neue Bahn in dieser Wissenschaft, indem er sie frei von allen alchymistischen Träumereien, lediglich auf die durch genaue Beobachtung und gründliche Versuche gewonnenen Erfahrungen aufbaute..." (ADB). Die Tafeln zeigen verschiedene Öfen und Gerätschaften. - Gestochenes Exlibris auf Vorsatz. Etwas gebräunt und stellenweise mit Stockflecken. Oberes Kapital abgestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten. - Darmstaedter, Probirbüchlein 106; vgl. Duveen 147 und Hoover 238 (jeweils andere Ausgaben)

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