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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’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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      Printed by B. Collins, for F. Newbery, Salisbury 1766 - The Extremely Fine Terry-Mills-Benz Copy Of Goldsmith's Masterpiece. 171 x 108 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). Two volumes, with the terminal blank in volume I. FIRST EDITION, variant B. BEAUTIFUL SCARLET CRUSHED MOROCCO, HEAVILY GILT, BY RIVIERE & SON, covers with French fillet frame, spine with raised bands and handsomely gilt compartments, lovely gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Front pastedown of volume I with the leather book labels of Roderick Terry, [Edgar] Mills, and Doris Louise Benz. Temple Scott, pp. 173-75; Rothschild 1028; Tinker 1110. Lower corner of terminal blank in first volume skillfully renewed, artful repair and faint glue stains at inner margin of B3 in second volume, other isolated trivial defects, but A VERY FINE COPY, THE TEXT NEARLY PRISTINE, AND THE HANDSOME BINDINGS ESPECIALLY BRIGHT. Written in 1761-62 but not published until four years later, "The Vicar of Wakefield" was said to have been rescued from some of Goldsmith's unpublished manuscripts by Dr. Johnson, who thus saved the penniless author from imprisonment by selling it to a publisher for £60. Considered the masterpiece of the middle-class domestic novel, the "Vicar" has never gone out of style because its whimsically delineated characters have a delightful simplicity that somehow insulates them against ultimate misfortune, and the innocent and virtuous are rewarded, as they should be, in the end. This copy has a distinguished provenance, having been owned, in succession, by Roderick Terry (1849-1933), Edgar Mills, and Doris L. Benz (1907-84), all of whom collected beautiful and substantial items chosen with considered discrimination. Terry accumulated items in various fields, but his library was especially strong in English literature: he owned the four folios, and he had strong holdings in Byron, Lamb, Spenser, and Milton. He also collected Americana, assembling a complete set of autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, in addition to many literary items. Dickinson characterizes him as "a connoisseur in the grand old tradition of the 19th century. His library reflected his eclectic tastes and [his] cultivated good judgment." For more on Benz, see item #52. Probably the main reason this volume had such celebrated owners is the beauty of its bindings. Riviere is considered one of the foremost names in English binding partly because the firm did consistently fine work and partly because it was so long in business. Robert Riviere began as a bookseller and binder in Bath in 1829, then set up shop as a binder in London in 1840; in 1881, he took his grandson Percival Calkin into partnership, at which time the firm became known as Riviere & Son, and the bindery continued to do business until 1939. In the early part of the 20th century, an intense rivalry between Riviere and Sangorski & Sutcliffe developed, and collectors have reaped immense dividends ever since in the form of more and more elaborate work that was not infrequently of breathtaking beauty. [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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        Pharmacopœia Hippiatrica: or, the Gentleman Farrier's Repository, of Elegant and approved Remedies for the Diseases of Horses. Containing I. The Surgical; II. The Medical Part of Practical Farriery; Also, Directions for the proper Treatment of Post Chaise and other Horses, after violent Exercise. To which are now added; Observations on broken winded Horses, endeavouring to prove that the Seat of Malady may not be in the Lungs.

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

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

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        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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      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'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'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 „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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      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'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'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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      . 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'Hôtel de Ville d'Amsterdam. Avec l'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'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 'good government'. 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'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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        Histoire de la maison de Stuart sur le trône d'Angleterre. Par M. Hume. A Londres, 1766.

      - Second edition of abbé Prévost's important early translation. Antoine François Prévost was the first to undertake the French translation of Hume's historical works, but he died after completing only the House of Stuart section. This first appeared in three quarto volumes in 1760. The baton then passed to Madame Belot (née Octavie Guichard), who brought out translations of the Tudor and Plantagenet sections in 1763 and 1765 respectively. See Steve Larkin, 'The abbé Prévost and David Hume's History of Great Britain', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 3: pp. 192–207). 6 volumes, 12mo, [iv], iv, 391; [iv], iv, 420; [iv], iv, 466; [iv], iv, 371; [iv], viii, 503; [iv], iv, 455 pp., contemporary tree calf, spines with gilt floral motif and red labels, rubbed, wear to some spine heads, armorial bookplates, title-pages printed in red and black, internally clean and fresh, a very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Rizzi Zannoni b. Homann Erben, "Novia Landgraviatus Turgoviae .. 1766".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1766, 1769, 47,5 x 59. Sandler, S. 150; Blumer, Nr. 256 S. - Unten links die Titelkartusche. Oben rechts kleine Insetansicht des Rheinfalls bei Schaffhausen. Zeigt das Gebiet südlich des Bodensees mit Schaffhausen, Thurgau, Kanton Appenzell usw.

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        Gesamtansicht von Osten, davor ein Steinmal mit Kreuz, oben Inschrift "Religion", rechts oben Friedensengel mit Posaune, im Vordergrund zerschmetterte Symbole des Krieges (Mars), in Umrahmung mit Rocaillen.

      . Kupferstich von J.G. Rugendas nach A. Scheller, dat. 1766, 23 x 28,5 cm.. Schefold 40492; Jesse 314. - Kupferstich für das Flugblatt "Friedensgemälde auf das den 8. und 13. August 1766 begangene Dank- und Friedensfest".

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        Methodus Nova inveniendi Longitudines Locorum terra mariaque per Lunam

      [Amsterdam]: n.d., but, 1766. Quarto, 8 pp., with an engraved plate; a little dusted, an inoffensive ink stain to front; in completely unsophisticated condition, uncut and unbound, stitch-sewn as issued. Swedenborg tries for the prize. Very rare: the first separate edition of Swedenborg's proposal for a method of determining longitude by lunar observations; an excellent copy in completely original condition. Swedenborg had a wide-ranging and influential career as a scientist before turning to the mysticism for which he is now chiefly remembered. During his prolific career he was an inventor, scientist and theologian, but this proposal dates from the period of his productive research in natural science and engineering. It is little wonder that he was attracted to the problem of longitude: not only was it one of the great scientific debates of the day, but it was only a few years earlier in 1714 that the Board of Longitude had been formed, with its offer of the Longitude Prize worth a staggering ?20,000. Although the Board duly ignored Swedenborg's proposal (as they did every proposal for several decades), this pamphlet is evidence, nonetheless, of the international interest in the problem of longitude, and, for that matter, of the attractiveness of the enormous prize. A Swedish version of this text first appeared in a periodical in 1716, reprinted in 1718. In 1721 Johann Oostgerwyk published it as part of a small 55-page pamphlet containing four treatises including Swedenborg's text; the group of treatises was reissued unchanged in 1727 and in 1754. Only in this edition issued in 1766 was Swedenborg's treatise given the honour of appearing as a separate work; it was slightly revised for this first separate publication. We thank James Wilson, Librarian of the Swedenborg Society, for his help in identifying this printing.

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        LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA. Translated from the Spanish of MIGUEL CERVANTES DE SAAVEDRA. By Charles Jarvis. Carefully revised and corrected, a new Translation of the Poetical Part by another Hand.

      London, J. and R. Tonson and J. Dodsley, 1766.FOURTH EDITION of Charles Jarvis translation 1766, 4 volumes, complete set. 12mo, approximately 175 x 100 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, 31 engraved plates as required, unsigned, Plate 1 being the frontispiece to Volume I, pages: lii, (4), 280; (6), 311; (12), 300; (8), 355, bound in contemporary calf, raised bands and gilt rules to spines, gilt lettered red morocco labels and gilt volume numbers, gilt edges to covers. Gilt just slightly worn, corners slightly worn, tiny crack at tail of lower hinge on Volume I, another at tail of upper hinge on Volume III plus 40 mm (1½ inch) crack on lower hinge just above tail, 55 mm (2¼ inch) crack to lower hinge on Volume IV, armorial bookplate of James Charles Dale and the signature in old ink of a member of his family dated 1785 on pastedown to Volume I, repeated in the other volumes, the title page has a pale round stamp commemorating his year as High Sheriff for Dorset in 1843, this is also repeated on the title pages of Volumes II and IV, plus1 free endpaper, small closed tear to 1 footnote due to paper flaw, neatly repaired, no loss of text, small chip to 1 margin, very occasional small pale stain to margins, 4 letters missing at top of 1 page due to adhesion to the top margin of the facing plate, letters missing from 6 words on 1 page due to paper flaw, all still easily legible, 1 word slightly obscured by light stain on text, but legible, tiny ink spot in 2 margins, pale foxing to a couple of pages, small worm track in margin of final page and rear endpapers of Volume II, small worm track to top outer corner of front endpapers, title page and prelims of Volume III, continuing as a single worm hole to page 191, not affecting text, title page lightly browned at edges in Volume III, small corner missing from front endpaper in Volume IV, 1 plate not trimmed at fore - edge and lightly soiled in that margin. Text blocks tight and firm. A good set of a quite scarce early edition of the Jarvis translation. James Charles Dale (1792 ? 1872) a previous owner, was a wealthy English naturalist who devoted almost all of his adult life to entomology and was a friend of James Francis Stephens, who frequently mentioned him in his Illustrations of British Entomology and of John Curtis who refers to him frequently in his British Entomology. Dale's motto "floreat entomologia" appears on his bookplate. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Traité historique et pratique de la gravure en bois, 3 volumes in 2

      Paris: Pierre Guillame Simon, 1766. Paris: Pierre Guillame Simon. 1766. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1766. 3 volumes bound into 2 half red morocco 8vo's with marbled boards. 540, 388, 124pp. Gilt stamped spines. Copiously illustrated with full-page plates, some in color, as well as ornate head and tail pieces. Mild ex-library copies with a bookplate on each front flyleaf, stamp on first contents page and rear pastedown. Otherwise very good with light rubbing to edges, corners, and joints, though the bindings remain tight and firm. Private bookplate on each pastedown, with an old bookseller's description in the upper corner of volume I. Perhaps the first comprehensive work on wood engraving, Papillon's extensive text and woodcut illustrations describe the process of making chiaroscuro prints, wallpaper, and wood engravings, including descriptions of the tools and methods employed in their production. Papillon was wood engraver to the Imprimerie Royale, and considered to be the finest engraver of his day. A rare set.

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        1766 Receipt in Roger Sherman's Hand

      1766 - This 1766 receipt is in Roger Sherman's hand and signed "third person." It acknowledges payment in the amount of "Eighty one pounds nineteen shillings eleven pence New York money" on his account. 3" x 7 1/2". Roger Sherman (1721-1793) was an early American lawyer and politician who was one of the Committee of Five who drafted the Declaration of Independence. Sherman is the only man to have signed The Articles of Association, Declaration Of Independence, Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution. A partial separation at folds repaired with archival tape; otherwise very good.

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        Considerations on the Trade and Finances of this Kingdom and on the Measures of Administration with Respect to those great National Objects since the Conclusion of the Peace.

      London, J. Wilkie, 1766. 4to. In the original printed wrappers. Lacking backstrip and with a small stain to back wrapper, otherwise a very fine and clean copy. 119 pp.. First edition of Thomas Whately's "important and extremely rare" (Higgs) work on British trade and finance primarily in the New World. This is the first thorough and first full description and defense of the the first direct tax ever levied by Parliament upon the colonies. The implementation of this tax resulted in the Boston Massacre and the formation of the Boston Tea Party and, eventually, in the expulsion of the British in 1776. By publishing the present defense, Thomas Whately earned himself a prominent place in the events that led to the American Revolution."Thomas Whately, the most influential British official in colonial policy in his time, published a work on British trade and finances in 1766 [the present work] with this as his opening sentence: "That the wealth and power of Great-Britain depend upon its trade is a proposition, which it would be equally absurd in these times to dispute or prove". In the same year, Edmund Burke asserted that "liberty and commerce" were "the true basis of its [Britain's] power." (Draper, A Struggle for Power: The American Revolution].This policy eventually became fatal: In 1765 the Stamp Act was the first direct tax ever levied by Parliament upon the colonies. All newspapers, almanacs, pamphlets and official documents had to have the stamps. All 13 colonies protested heavily, as popular leaders like Henry in Virginia and Otis in Massachusetts rallied the people in opposition. Thomas Whately (1726-1772), an English politician and writer, was a Member of Parliament, who served as Commissioner on the Board of Trade, as Secretary to the Treasury under Lord Grenville, and as Under- secretary of State under Lord North. "Important and extremely rare. Reprinted in "Scarce Tracts", 1787, and there attributed to T. Whately." (Higgs)Higgs 3757Goldsmith 10157Sabin 103122 Hollander 1987Kress 2489 (erroneously ascribed to William Knox)

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        Miscellanies in Prose and Verse

      T. Davies, 1766. T. Davies. Hardcover. London, 1766. First edition. Quarto, 184 pp, contemporary leather backed boards. A sound copy in a contemporary binding with very good contents. Joints split but holding, covers soiled. Label on spine intact. A scarce volume containing many important works by Samuel Johnson. According to Boswell, Johnson published nothing this year in his own name, but furnished Williams with the Preface and several pieces. Quite scarce in an original binding. Rothschild 2571; Courtney & Smith, page 111-112; Foxon W473 . Good. 1766. First Edition.

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

      Regensburg, gedruckt mit Weissischen Schriften, 1766. 24 x 20 cm. (10) + 160 p., and with 135 hand-coloured engraved plates on 69 leafs. Elder half calf,

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        The Complete Angler . . To which is now prefixed The Lives of the Authors and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory By John Hawkins

      London: Printed for J. Rivington - T. Caslon - and R. Withy, 1766 - Westwood & Satchell note that the engraver was subsequently hanged for forgery. WIth the morocco labels of Henry W. Poor (New York collector whose library was sold by the Anderson Galleries 1909), R. A. Witthaus, and the angling bookplate of Samuel Lambert. An attractive copy with a distinguished provenance Second Hawkins Edition. 8vo. 30 engraved plates by Mr. Ryland. Pp. lvi, xxii, 303, [1], xlviii, iv, ii, iv, 128, [6, index], [2, ads]. Nineteenth century green morocco, spine gilt with angling motifs, boards with gilt rules and floral tooling at corners, a.e.g. by Bradstreet. Bookplates of Henry William Poor, Samuel Lambert, and one other. Spine toned to brown, some rubbing to extremities. Westwood & Satchell, p. 221-222; Coigney 10 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Auf dem Lande

      . Kreide, minimal weiß gehöht, auf braunem Papier, verso bezeichne: "Anton Graff" und nummeriert: "65"; 22,1 x 24,9 cm Provenienz: Sammlung A. O. Meyer. Im heutigen Verständnis erscheint Anton Graff als Inbegriff des begnadeten Porträtisten am Wendepunkt von Klassizismus und Romantik. Doch besonders in Dresden, wo Graff seit seiner Übersiedlung 1766 und der Ernennung zum Professor für Porträtmalerei im Jahre 1788 maßgeblich wirkte, beschäftigte er sich mit der Landschaftsmalerei und wirkte so auch auf die jungen Künstler der sächsischen Landschaftsschule. Philipp Otto Runge, der, 1801 nach Dresden kommend, engen Anschluß an Graff fand, berichtete: "gestern bei dem alten Graff gewesen, er malte soeben eine Landschaft" und auch Elisa von der Recke erkundigte sich am 5. November 1801: "Malen Sie, edler Freund, recht fleißig Landschaften?". Auch wenn Graff Kontakt zu Adrian Zingg und Conrad Gessner hatte und sich dem romantischen Reiz der Landschaft, besonders im Plauenschen Grund, nicht verschloß, so scheint er doch erst um 1800 begonnen zu haben, sich auch zeichnerisch und malerisch mit der Natur auseinanderzusetzen. Berckenhagens umfassendes Werkverzeichnis nennt 98 Landschaftszeichnungen Graffs, die aus dem Nachlaß seines Sohnes stammten, darunter auch eine Darstellung des Inneren eines Stalles mit Durchblick auf einen Hof. Entstanden vermutlich um 1801 in Blasewitz reiht es sich in die Gruppe der spontanen "Erlebnis-Niederschriften" ein. Unser hier vorgestelltes Blatt zeigt eben jenen Stall, lediglich der Blickwinkel ist leicht verschoben. Das Interesse gilt nicht dem Ausblick aus dem Tor, sondern der Struktur des Innenraumes mit der Bretterwand und den Heuraufen. Unser Blatt ist vermutlich die erste klärende Skizze, die Graff für sich von dieser Situation geschaffen hat. Mit schnellen, groben Strichen hält er den unmittelbaren Eindruck des in schummrigem Lichte liegenden Stalles fest. Die vorliegende Arbeit stammt aus der berühmten Sammlung Graffscher Zeichnungen, die 1914 bei C. G. Boerner in Leipzig versteigert wurde, maßgeblich zusammengetragen aus dem Nachlaß des Sohnes. Unter Katalognummer 64 ist das bei Berckenhagen verzeichnete Blatt aufgeführt und unter Nummer 65 das unsrige.

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        Iconologie tiree de divers auteurs.

      . Ouvrage Utile aux Gens de Lettres, aux Poetes, aux Artistes, & generalement a tous les Amateurs des Beaux-Arts. 3 vols. Vienne: Jean-Thomas de Trattnern 1766. With 3 titlevignettes and 203 + 219 + 208 engravings. Contp. halfleather with coloured labels on spine. Old name on flyleaves..

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. (4 Volumes)

      Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1766. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1766. Marbled paper over boards, contemporary calf backing, marbled endpapers. Volume I Second Edition 1766, 485pp. ; Volume II Second Edition 1767, 520pp., xix; Volume III, First Edition 1768, 455pp. xxvii; Volume IV, First Edition 1769, 436pp. vii, 37pp. index. Spines lacking on all 4 volumes, several boards loose, one detached but present. Contents are age-toned and foxed (not heavily), and there is some dampstaining to some pages, mostly in the margins of some pages. The text blocks of all 4 volumes are tight, and the contents, overall, are crisp and clean. A nice set that requires some restoration. Hard Cover. Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Recueil de 33 pièces (31 imprimées et 2 manuscrites) du procès en réhabilitation de Thomas Arthur de Lally-Tollendal, reliées à l'époque en cinq volumes.

      (Paris, Rouen 1766 - 5 volumes in-4. Collation : Basane racinée, dos orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, encadrements dorés sur les plats. (Reliure de l'époque.) Thomas Arthur de Lally-Tollendal avait été décapité en 1766 pour trahison, alors que, Lieutenant Général des Établissements Français de l'Inde, il avait capitulé devant les Anglais à Pondichéry en 1761. Voltaire prit sa défense dans son "Précis du Siècle de Louis XIV" (1768), puis dans ses "Fragments sur l’Inde" (1774). Cette affaire contribua au discrédit de la monarchie en France. Le fils de Lally-Tollendal, obtint en 1778 la cassation de l'arrêt du parlement, mais l'affaire, renvoyée devant les parlements de Rouen et de Dijon, se conclut en 1783 par une confirmation de la condamnation. Outre les plaidoyers rédigés par Trophime-Gérard de Lally-Tollendal, on trouve dans ce recueil ceux de Jean-Jacques Duval d’Eprémesnil, avocat au Châtelet de Paris, qui s’opposa à la procédure de réhabilitation. Son oncle, Georges Duval de Leyri avait accusé Lally-Tollendal, d’avoir livré Pondichéry aux Anglais contre de l'argent . Une des pièces de ce recueil n'apparaît pas au catalogue de la BNF. Les deux pièces manuscrites sont très certainement inédites. Sur l'une on lit, "elle m'a été communiquée par un avocat de Dijon. G." Le nom de celui qui a rassemblé et fait relié ce recueil est écrit sur les dernières pièces : Genreau. Bel exemplaire. CONTENU : 1er volume : - Mémoire produit au conseil d'Etat du roi par Trophime-Gérard, comte de Lally-Tolendal, capitaine de cavalerie au régiment des cuirassiers, dans l'instance en cassation de l'arrêt du 6 mai 1766, qui a condamné à mort le feu comte de Lally, son père, et signifié pour défense à M. le procureur général du parlement de Normandie, dans l'instance renvoyée en cette cour par l'arrêt du conseil qui a prononcé la cassation. Rouen, veuve Besongne et fils, 1779. 343 pp. - Seconde partie. 422 pp., 3 tabl. dépl. - Troisième partie. 108 pp. 2e volume : - Mémoire pour le comte de Lally, lieutenant général des armées du roi, commissaire du roi et commandant en chef dans l'Inde, contre M. le procureur général. [Texte imprimé] / (Signé : Aubry.) Paris : imp. de G. Desprez, 1766. (4), 726 pp. - Pièces justificatives. [137 pièces, la première étant : Pouvoir du Lieutenant-Général au Comte de Lally pour commander les troupes qui passeront dans l'Inde]. 138, 118 pp., 1 tabl. dépl. 3e volume : - Mémoire à consulter et consultation pour le sieur de Bussy, au sujet du mémoire que le sieur de Lally, vient de répandre dans le public ; avec les lettres que les sieurs de Bussy et de Lally se sont écrites dans l'Inde, pour servir de pièces justificatives. Paris : imp. de M. Lambert, 1766. IV, 69, (3), 258 pp. - Mémoire a consulter et consultation, pour le sieur Duval Dumanoir, & M. Duval d'Espremenil, avocat du roi au Châtelet, héritiers du feu 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. Paris, Michel Lambert, 1766. VIII, 579 pp. - Arrest de la cour du Parlement qui prive Thomas Artur de Lally. de ses etats, honneurs & dignités, & le condamne à avoir la tête tranchée en place de Greve, pour avoir trahi les intérêts du roi, de son etat, & de la Compagnie des Indes, & pour abus d'autorité, exactions & vexations : extrait des registres du Parlement, du six mai 1766. Paris, Simon, 1766. 22 pp. 4e volume : - Plaidoyer du comte de Lally-Tolendal, curateur à la mémoire de feu comte de Lally, son père, contre M. Duval d'Eprémesnil, neveu par son père du feu sieur Duval de Leyrit. Rouen, Vve Besongne, 1780. 314 pp. - Réclamation faite à l'audience du 19 avril 1780, par le comte de Lally-Tolendal, curateur à la mémoire du feu comte de Lally, son père, contre M. Duval d'Eprémesnil, neveu par son père du feu sieur Duval de Leyrit. Rouen, Vve Besongne, 1780. 16 pp. - Arrêt du conseil d'Etat privé du roi, qui casse les huit arrêts du [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografice di Roma moderna. 2 Bände.

      Rom, Barbiellini, 1766.. Quart. Mit 2 wiederholten gestochenen Titelvignetten und 54 (von 55) radierten Ansichten auf Tafeln sowie einigen Holzschnittvignetten. VIII, 288 S.; 2 Bll. (Vortitel, Titel), S.289 - 548. Pergamentbände d. Z. mit geprägtem goldenem Rückentitel. Roter Buchschnitt.. Zeitgenössische topographische Beschreibung Roms in der seltenen ersten Ausgabe mit dekorativen Ansichten der Stadt. - Cicognara 3907; Schudt 446 und S.105/6; Focillon S.15. - Ridolfino Venuti (1705 - 1763) war Sekretär der Etruskischen Akademie von Cortona, Antiquar der apostolischen Kammer und Oberaufseher aller Altertümer in und um Rom. - Das vorliegende Werk erschien posthum und ist als eine in sich geschlossene Ergänzung zur 1763 erschienen "Descrizione topografica delle antichita di Roma" anzusehen. In der Literatur findet sich folgende Charakterisierung: "Die einzige Arbeit der gesamten Epoche, die als eine wissenschaftliche Beschreibung der gesamten Stadt gedacht war... [Die vorliegende] zweibändige Ausgabe in 4°...scheint [im Gegensatz zur Ausgabe von 1767 in 8°] keine große Verbreitung gefunden zu haben, da sie heute nur noch in sehr wenigen Exemplaren vorliegt" (Schudt). Nach Henri Focillon stammen bei diesem Werk 31 der radierten Ansichten von G.B. Piranesi (25 davon sind signiert), die 1748 entstanden sein sollen und somit sein Frühwerk darstellen. Ihre feine und mitunter skizzenhafte Zeichnung machen sie besonders reizvoll. Die anderen Tafeln sind u.a. von Bellicard, Duflos und Legray. - Laut Verzeichnis (Bd.I, S.VII) ohne die Tafel "Palazzo Rospigliosi" (S.63). Die wenigen im Handel angebotenen Exemplare meist ebenfalls nur mit 54 Tafeln. - Rücken mit zahlreichen kleinen Wurmlöchern (schwarz gerändert); Kapitale mit kleinen Einrissen (2 davon mit kleinen Fehlstellen); Ecken gestaucht; berieben und bestoßen; Rückentitel etwas verblaßt. Vortitel von Bd. 1 und Titelblatt von Bd. 2 verso mit altem Papier hinterlegt (Spuren eines gelöschten Stempels?); Tafel S. 166 mit kleinem Blattausriß am Kopfsteg (kein Bildverlust), unbeschnitten; S.178 und 183 am oberen Außensteg mit kleinem hinterlegtem Einriß; Tafel S. 288 z..Tl. gelöst; Rückendeckel von Bd. 1 und 2 mit Resten eines eingeklebtem blauen Papierstreifens am oberen Rand; Bd. 2 am oberen Rand fast durchgehend etwas wasserfleckig; Buchblock am Ende beider Bände oben leicht aufgeplatzt; durchgehend teils stärker gebräunt, stellenweise stärker stock- und fingerfleckig. Trotz der genannten Mängel schönes und breitrandiges Exemplar.

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        Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes Faites par Des Vaisseaux Russiens Aux Cotes Inconnues de l?Amerique Septentionale . A St. Petersburg a l`Academie Imperiale des Sciences 1758.,

      Amsterdam, Marc Michel Rey, 1766 - Seltene holländische Ausgabe nach Mullers ebenfalls seltener Karte von 1758. Das Datum in der Kartusche ist 1758, während als Druckdatum 1766 und für die Kupferplatte "L. Schenck, Jansz: Sculpsit 1765" angegeben werden. Dargestellt werden die russischen Entdeckungen im nordwestlichen Teil von America. Die Karte bestätigt das Vorhandensein von Wasser zwischen Asien und Amerika, was in den vorhergehenden zwei Jahrhunderten umstritten war. Die Lage der Kurilen ist korrekt wiedergegeben. Annähernd der Wirklichkeit entsprechen die Umrissen von Alaska. - links bis über den den Plattenrand beschnitten, ein Einriss im Falz fachgerecht hinterlegt. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Contes Moraux Suivis d?une Apologie du TheatreIn Three Volumes

      Amsterdam - Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1766. Amsterdam - Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1766 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Aseries of charming french literature from Jean-Franois Marmontel,famous for its delicate finish of style,and in theportrayal ofsociety under King Louis XV. With armorial bookplate of Sir Baldwin Leighton,English politician,to the front board of each volume. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In speckled calf bindings with gilt design to the spines. Externally, sound with only light rubbing and wear to the spines. All hinges are slightly strained but firm joints starting. Internally, all are firmly bound with bright and clean pages, aside from light off-setting to endpapers, and the odd spot scattered throughout the text. Overall: GOOD..

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        The History of England from the Accession of James I to the Elevation of the House of Hanover: Volumes One and Three

      67 - London - Sold by W. Johnsons; J. Dodsley; T. Davies; and T. Cadell, 1766. 67 - London - Sold by W. Johnsons; J. Dodsley; T. Davies; and T. Cadell, 1766 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Two volumes, including a first edition, of Macaulay's scarce but historically important History of England. Internally clean with large margins, in need only of care and attention to the binding. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. Volume Three is a first edition. Volume One is the Second Edition (Edition II), as stated on the title page. Catharine Macaulay, 1731 - 1791, was an English historian and political polemicist. It was in the brief period of her first marriage that Catharine Macaulay embarked on her eight-volume History of England. For a woman to have conceived of such a project in the eighteenth century was extraordinary. That her husband actively encouraged her was equally remarkable. When her first volume was published in 1763 it was greeted with acclaim. Overnight she became the celebrated Mrs Macaulay. But behind the praise she received there was condescension and the belief that the writing of history was not for women -ODNB. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm, although loose in places. The hingesof volume one are cracked and the hinges of volume three are starting. the front board of volume one is held by the cords only and could possibly detach in the post, even after careful packing. The firsteight leaves of volumeone are detached. There is significant wear to the extremities, with significant rubbing and edge wear with some loss. The spine labels are missing. Internally thepagesare generally bright with the occasional browning andfoxing,prominent to the first and last few pages. There is an ink signature to the front pastedown. Overall the condition isgood only with a very good interior..

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