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        An historical account of the curiosities of London and Westminster, in three parts.

      J. Newbery, London 1767 - 12mo, pp. [2], iv, [5]-71, [1]; iv, [5]-190, [2] ads; iv, 56; later morocco-backed marbled boards, spine ends chipped, small crack starting at the bottom of the front joint.Each part with a sectional title: Part I: An historical description of the Tower of London and its antiquities, 1768; part II: An historical description of Westminster-Abbey, its monuments, and curiosities, 1767;, and part III: An historical description of St. Paul's Cathedral, 1765. I"Written chiefly to direct the attention of spectators to what is most curious in this repository, and to enable them afterwards to relate what they have seen."Roscoe A219 (incorporating A222, 223, and 221): "The make up of the composite volumes seems to have been entirely haphazard."; Auburn and Penn State only in OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [ALS ] John Quincy Adams

      [ALS ] John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Former U.S. President (1825-1829). (3) p. letter to Joseph Blunt, editor of the American Annual Register from Adams dated March 29, 1830, Washington. Adams made a list of corrections for the publication on pages 297-304 with 45 corrections though he never identified himself as the author. He also wrote a ten line note in reference to Mr. [Robin] Walsh’s story of the war between Russia and Turkey which Adams states was not written by him. A fine letter signed twice by Adams. Letter measures approx. 9 ¾" x 8"..

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        Die trauernde Freundschaft - Erinnerungen an den Tod der Tochter des Generals Stanwick.

      1767. Radierung, 1767, auf Bütten. 22,2:16 cm. Sehr guter Druck mit Rändchen, alt montiert und minimal gebräunt. Literatur: Andresen 20, II, mit dem Verlegernamen und Datum: John Boydell, excudit 1781; Nagler 2; Manners/Williamson (21); Boerner 1979, 19 (hier: I v. II); Baumgärtel Diss. 1990, S. 243 f., Abb. 46, Nr. 297 (hier: I-II); Ausst. Katalog: Retrospektive Angelika Kauffmann. Hrsg. u. bearb. von B. Baumgärtel. Düsseldorf, Kunstmuseum, 1999, Nr. 254 mit Abb. (II v. II).. "Die Frau an der Urne gehört zu den beliebtesten Topoi des empfindsamen Klassizismus. Am Thema der Frau mit Gefäß wurde die Frage der Tugend oder Untugend abgehandelt, letzteres exemplarisch an Greuzes (1725-1805), Der zerbrochene Krug, ersteres vielfach in der Darstellung der trauernden Agrippa mit der Urne des Germanicus, der Andromache am Grab des Hektor oder der Kleopatra am Grab des Marcus Antonius... Mit dem allegorisierenden Memorialbild auf den Tod der Tochter Stanwicks schuf Kauffmann eine ganz eigenständige Ikonographie, indem sie das Symbol des Todes, die Urne, mit der Muse der Freundschaft zu einem natürlichen Sinnbild der trauernden Freundschaft verdichtet." (zit. aus: Ausst. Katalog Düsseldorf, 1999, S. 415). Die Tochter des Generals Stanwick war bei einem Schiffsunglück ums Leben gekommen. Angelika Kauffmann war eine der berühmtesten Malerinnen ihrer Zeit. Bereits als 11jährige galt sie als Wunderkind. Als Tochter des Porträt- und Freskenmalers J.J. Kauffmann (1702-1782), der ihr erster Lehrer war, wurde Kauffmanns zeichnerisches und musikalisches Talent schon im Kindesalter erkannt und gefördert. Die beiden ersten Italienaufenthalte in den Jahren 1754-1757 und 1758-1766 brachten entscheidende künstlerische Impulse sowie die Verbindung zu zahlreichen potenziellen Auftraggebern. 1766 ließ sie sich in England nieder, wo sie zahlreiche Porträtaufträge von Hof und Adel erhielt. Nach der Heirat mit dem Maler A. Zucchi (1726-1795) siedelte sie 1782 nach Rom über, wo sie ebenfalls bald zu einer der gefeiertsten Künstlerinnen ihrer Zeit avancierte. Auch für die deutschen Romreisenden war ihr Atelier eine wichtiger Treffpunkt, insbesondere für den Weimarer Kreis um Goethe, Herder, die sie beide porträtierte, und Herzogin Anna Amalia von Sachsen-Weimar. Neben ihrer Porträttätigkeit betrieb Angelika Kauffmann ebenso erfolgreich die Historienmalerei. So führte sie Aufträge u.a. für Kaiser Joseph II. und für das russische Herrscherhaus aus. Bereits 1762 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Accademia Bologna und 1765 ordentliches Mitglied der Accademia di San Luca zu Rom. Zudem beteiligte sie sich 1768 an der Gründung der Royal Academy; gemeinsam mit Mary Moser (1744-1819), einer der berühmtesten Malerinnen Englands, gehörte sie zu deren einzigen weiblichen Mitgliedern.

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        Monumenta Boica. Volumen Octavum. Edidit Acad. Scientiar. Maximilianea.

      München, Akademische Buchhandlung, 1767.. 4°, circa 22,5 x 18,5 cm. Titel mit gestochener Vignette, 2 Bll., 602 SS., 12 Bll., 7 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, davon 3 Ansichten Broschur d. Zt. Band 8 der Reihe mit hier 3 schönen grossen Ansichten von Diessen am Ammersee, Schäftlarn und Raitenbuch. Die vier weiteren Kupfer Zeigen, Wappen, Siegel und Inschriften. Der Band ist gegleidert in: 1. Monumenta Raitenbuchensia. 2. Monumenta Diessensia. 3. Monumenta Bernriedensia. 4. Monumenta Schefftlariensia. 5. Monumenta Andeccensia. Die aufgefürhten Dokumente teils latein und teils deutsch. - Papierbedingt gebräunt, etwas stockig, teils schwache Wasserränder, sonst gut erhalten, unbeschnitten.

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        Ordre naturel et essentiel des sociÃ?tÃ?s politiques

      An Important and Representative Physiocratic Work[LE MERCIER DE LA RIVI»RE, Pierre Paul]. LíOrdre naturel et essentiel des sociÃ?tÃ?s politiques. London: Chez Jean Nourse, Libraire; & se trouvÃ? â?¡ Paris, Chez Desaint, Libraire, 1767.First quarto edition, published in the same year as the first (twelvemo) edition. (Measures 10 x 7 3/4 inches). [6], [viii], 511pp, [1,blank].Contemporary French mottled calf, spine elaborately gilt-stamped with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers, all edges red. Previous owner's old ink notes on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom quarter brown morocco clamshell, gilt-stamped.One of the most important French economic texts of the period, representative of physiocratic views and concepts. This work brought about the attack by Mably in his Doutes proposÃ?s aux philosophes Ã?conomistes sur líordre naturel et essentiel des sociÃ?tÃ?s politiques (1768).Higgs, Bibliography of Economics, 3980. Goldsmithsí 10270. Higgs 3980. Kress 6475 (quarto edition). Marsh/Hollander 1992 (quarto edition). BM XV, p. 9, col. 468 (quarto edition).HBS 66881.$7,500

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry

      London: J. Dodsley, 1767. Three volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece and titles, two other textual engravings; an attractive set with contemporary ownership inscriptions, contemporary calf, spines banded and gilt, red morocco labels, two joints cracked and chipped at head of spines. Second edition, expanded, of this celebrated collection. Samuel Johnson is known to have encouraged Percy in his work, and even to have contributed material to the volumes. Percy's anthology invigorated interest in early English poetry, and was a benchmark of its kind, influencing any number of later poets including Wordsworth and Coleridge. Percy gathered most of the material in this work from the 'Percy Folio', now in the British Museum. Famously, Percy saved the manuscript when he found it 'being used by the Maids to light the Fire'. Its influence had an avowed impact on Coleridge and Wordsworth, amongst others.

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        Phaedon oder über die Unsterblichkeit der Seele, in drey Gesprächen - Erstausgabe 1767

      Berlin / Stettin Friedrich Nicolai 1767. Erstausgabe der berühmten philosophischen Schrift Moses Medelssohns (1729-1786), einer Auseinandersetzung mit Platons "Phaidon" in drei dialogischen Gesprächen. Den drei philosophischen Dialogen ist eine Einführung über das Leben und den Charakter des Sokrates vorangestellt. 309 S., 1 Kupfer, Fraktur, Dreiviertelldr. d. Zt., Ganzrotschnitt. Einband etwas berieben und etwas bestoßen, sauber. Besitzvermerk aus der Zeit. Seiten etwas angebräunt, sauber. Ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Kein Schutzumschlag Dreiviertel-Leder 8vo. Gut

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        Kurze Nachricht von den metallischen Gläßern und der Vitrification des Goldes in Amausen von einem Liebhaber der chymischen Grund-Mischung.

      Leipzig, Hilscher 1767.. 46 S. Alter Umschlag.. Ferguson I, 487: "Discourese upon ruby glass, upon fluxes and metallic oxides, upon artificial gems etc." - Der unbekannt gebliebene Autor bezieht sich dabei auf den Alchimisten und erfolgreichen Glasmacher Johann Kunckel.

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        THE MODERN ART OF COOKERY IMPROVED; or, elegant, cheap, and easy methods, of preparing most of the dishes now in vogue; ... by, Mrs. Ann Shackleford, ...

      London, printed for J. Newbery; and F. Newwbery, 1767.To which is added, an appendix; containing a dissertation on the different kinds of food, their nature, quality, and various uses. By a phycisian [sic]. And a marketing manual, and other useful particulars. By the editor. FIRST EDITION 1767, 12mo, approximately 165 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, pages: xxiv including title page, 1 - 284, (14), - index, bound to style in full modern panelled calf, gilt raised bands, gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Title page lightly browned, very faint damp stain to upper outer corner of A2 - A8, occasional light browning to upper or lower margins, one or two tiny light stains, otherwise a very good clean tight copy. Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 430; Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique 791; Oxford, English Cookery Books, page 95; Maclean, Household and Cookery Books 1701 - 1800, page 131. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Biblia, das ist: die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Ubersetzung und mit den Vorreden und Randglossen D. Martin Luthers, mit neuen Vorreden, Summarien, weitläufigen Parallelen, Anmerkungen und geistlichen Anwendungen, auch Gebet en auf jedes Capitel wobey zugleich Nöthige Register beygefüget sind. - [9 Bände].

      Segel, Speyer 1767 - 1767-1770. 9 Bände, blindgeprägte Lederbände der Zeit mit je zwei Leder-Rückenschildchen, marmorierter Schnitt, 17,5 x 11 cm. Bände 1 bis 9 der neunbändigen Bibelausgabe. Vollständig. Der erste Band mit gestochenem Titel (der u.a. eine Stadtansicht von Speyer zeigt). Band 9 enthält vier Register, darunter ein "Concordanz-Register über 11000 Stellen Heil. Schrift zum bequemen Nachschlagen". - Der Nebentitel lautet "Pfaffens Bibelwerk". - Deutlich berieben und bestoßen, die Rücken teils etwas rissig und mit winzigen Ausbrüchen an Kopf und Fuß, die fliegenden Vorsätze fehlen teilweise, die Spiegel und die vorhandenen fliegenden Vorsätze teils mit montiertem modernen Besitzvermerk und Namenszügen von alter Hand. Sonst und insgesamt ordentliche und attraktive, innen gute Exemplare. 4002 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biblia, das ist: die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Ubersetzung und mit den Vorreden und Randglossen D. Martin Luthers, mit neuen Vorreden, Summarien, weitläufigen Parallelen, Anmerkungen und geistlichen Anwendungen, auch Gebeten auf jedes Capitel wobey zugleich Nöthige Register beygefüget sind. - [9 Bände]. -

      Speyer: Segel 1767-1770,. 9 Bände, blindgeprägte Lederbände der Zeit mit je zwei Leder-Rückenschildchen, marmorierter Schnitt, 17,5 x 11 cm. Bände 1 bis 9 der neunbändigen Bibelausgabe. Vollständig. Der erste Band mit gestochenem Titel (der u.a. eine Stadtansicht von Speyer zeigt). Band 9 enthält vier Register, darunter ein "Concordanz-Register über 11000 Stellen Heil. Schrift zum bequemen Nachschlagen". - Der Nebentitel lautet "Pfaffens Bibelwerk". - Deutlich berieben und bestoßen, die Rücken teils etwas rissig und mit winzigen Ausbrüchen an Kopf und Fuß, die fliegenden Vorsätze fehlen teilweise, die Spiegel und die vorhandenen fliegenden Vorsätze teils mit montiertem modernen Besitzvermerk und Namenszügen von alter Hand. Sonst und insgesamt ordentliche und attraktive, innen gute Exemplare..

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        Musicalisches Halleluja, oder Schone und geistreiche Gesange, mit neuen und anmuthigen Melodeyen begleitet... Achte und privilegirte Auflag

      Zurich: Burgklischer Truckerey. 1767. Thick octavo. Full 18th century dark brown calf. [viii], 880, [viii] pp. With a fine frontispiece engraving depicting a female figure playing the organ with another seated beside her singing from an open book of music, her words rising to the Heavens.Binding worn; spine defective; some ownership markings and remnants of early labels to pastedowns. Slightly soiled and worn; some mispagination. A very good copy overall. . Bachofen was a Swiss composer and music pedagogue. His "significance in the history of Swiss music lies primarily in the exceptional popularity of some of his works. His music was criticized, even by his contemporaries, for deficiencies of construction, harmonic language and melodic development; but his most important collection of sacred songs, Musicalisches Hallelujah, appeared in no less than 11 editions between 1727 and 1803, and became one of the favourite songbooks for popular music-making in the home... As the preface... makes clear, Bachofen's works were specifically intended for domestic use. He broke away from the tradition of four-part writing (in the manner of Goudimel's psalms), and most of his settings are in three voices. The continuo part, presumably to be played on the home organ, also constitutes the vocal bass, and there are two soprano parts which frequently cross. Solo songs with organ are inserted to fill gaps on the printed pages resulting from publication in separate parts, with each three-part song beginning a new page." Peter Ross in Grove online

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        Mineral Specimens] [Pl. 14]

      Nuremberg 1767 - A fine print from one of the greatest Nuremberg natural history books: "Delices Physiques Choisies, ou choix de tout ce que les trois regnes de la nature renferment de plus digne des recherches d'un amateur curieux, pour en former un cabinet choisi de curiositez naturelles."? Knorr was one of the leading proto-geologists of the eighteenth century as well as an excellent engraver, painter and art dealer. Born in Nuremberg, he was initially apprenticed to his father's trade of wood turning, but at the age of eighteen became an engraver of copper-plates for Leonhard Blanc, working with Martin Tyroff on the illustrations for Jacob Scheuchzer's Physica Sacra (1731). This work and his acquaintance with J.A. Beurer, a mineralogist-correspondent of the Royal Society, quickened Knorr's interest in natural history. Further stimulus was provided by the wealthy doctor and polymath Christoph Jakob Trew, owner of a menagerie as well as a wide-ranging natural history collection. Trew gathered around him a highly talented group of artists, engravers and scientists, all of whom contributed to making Nuremberg a centre for the publication of top quality large format natural history books. In this stimulating intellectual atmosphere Knorr went on to publish a number of lavish folio volumes, but the present work is his masterpiece. It is also one of the greatest fruits of this flowering of talent in Nuremberg. It acted as a showcase for the talented artists working in the city (most of whom were patronised by Trew). Beautifully designed and executed, the work includes some of the finest natural history plates ever produced. Cf. BM (NH) II, p.998; cf. Landwehr 97 (Dutch edition); Nissen ZBI 2227 & cf. 2229. Fine hand-coloured engraved plate.

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        DE RE MILITARI LIBRI QUINQUE cum selectis notis Godeschalci Stewechii, et Petri Scriverii, nec non ad Codicum Manuscriptorum fidem notis perpetuis criticis emendati, addita versione gallica, cura M. Nicolai Schwebelii.

      Norimbergae, apud Gabrielem Nicolaum Raspe, 1767.1767, Latin text followed by French translation, edited by Nicolai Schwebelii. 4to, approximately 255 x 195 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, in 2 parts with separate register and pagination, the second part, with its own title page, containing the French translation (by C. G. Bourdon de Sigrais). Engraved frontispiece to Latin book, engraved vignette to each title page, engraved pictorial headpiece to each of the 5 Latin books, 2 folding plates, pages: (28), 176, (12) - indexes and errata; xviii, 90, at the end of the preliminary pages before the first page of the Latin text is an unsigned leaf with the Elenchus or contents of the five books which is sometimes found erroneously at the end of the Latin book, obviously an afterthought missing from some copies. Otherwise our copy collates exactly to a copy in ICCU. A digitised copy on the European Cultural Heritage Online site has the Elenchus bound in the middle of the index despite a leaf printed in German directing the binder to place it before page 1. Bound in modern quarter morocco over marbled sides, all edges red, new marbled endpapers. Occasional light foxing, second title page age - browned, some pale age - browning and light foxing throughout, small pale damp stain to a few upper margins, name of Dr Georg Wolfgang Augustin Fikenscher with date of 1797 on title page, in old ink, a German academic from Bayreuth, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Vegetius a Roman writer about whom very little is known wrote his classic work originally called Epitoma Rei Militaris in the fifth century. The material, on military matters, is chiefly borrowed from earlier authorities and Vegetius is the only extant source for much that his work contains. It was first published in Utrecht in 1475 and was frequently reprinted and translated into modern languages. The work is divided into 5 books: 1. On the levying and training of recruits; 2. On the legion, its organisation, rank of officers and men, and their arms; 3. On tactics, the last chapter of this book consisting of thirty - two maxims of war; 4. On fortification and the attack and defence of places; on machines of war; 5. On the navy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        'Observations... at King George's Island in the South Sea' [and] 'Variation of the Compass, as observed on the Endeavour Bark' [and] 'Transitus Venus' [from] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

      [London]: [Royal Society], 1767-, 1776. Large octavo, folding plate; good in modern speckled boards. Royal society transactions. An attractive collection of three articles relating to Cook and the Endeavour voyage from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1771. The collection gives an interesting insight into some of the chief scientific concerns of Cook's first voyage, with three separate notices relating to the voyage and particularly the Transit of Venus as observed from Tahiti. The first is the "Observations … at King George's Island in the South Sea" co-written with Charles Green the astronomer. Green is an interesting figure, for many years assistant to the Astronomer Royal at Greenwich, in 1763 he sailed on the testing voyage of John Harrison's famous chronometer H4. Green later quarrelled violently with Nevil Maskleyne and joined the Navy in a huff, but their relationship was sufficiently mended for Green to be recommended for the Endeavour voyage. He died in 1771 from dysentery contracted in Batavia. The article features extracts from the Log and an interesting plate which shows diagrammatically the differing readings of Cook and Green. The second article is a more technical piece on the "Variation of the Compass, as observed on board the Endeavour Bark", a pressing concern for eighteenth-century navigation. The last essay here is a letter from Johan Maurits Mohr, who settled in Batavia in 1737 where he built a fine observatory that was visited by Cook, and who had himself observed the Transit of Venus and taken notes. The great bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes noted the first two articles from the Philosophical Transactions, but omitted the third.

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        Atlas nouveau portatif a l'usage des militaires colleges et du voyageur. Tome 1. Contenant 91 cartes dressees sur les nouvelles observations.

      Paris, Crepy, 1767.. gest. dpblgr. Tit., 90 alt flächenkol. dpblgr. Kupferstichkarten, 1 gest. Flaggentafel ( nur die Einfassung koloriert) u. gest. Registertafel, 4°, HLdr.- Bd. d. Zt. ( Rücken im Falz rest., ber., besch. u. best.). Vgl. Philipps 607. - Spätere Ausgabe des 1748 erstmals erschienenen Atlasses. Enthält Globenkarten, Weltkarten, Erdteilkarten, Detailkarten Deutschlands sowie neun Amerika betreffende Karten, mit zum Teil erwähnenswerten Kartuschen. Die Tafel 49 mit einem Plan von Paris. Die Karten sauber und gut erhalten, vereinzelt auf der Rückseite mit Abklatsch von gepressten Blumen (?). - Vorsatz mit handschriftlichem Bibliotheksvermerk von 1768. - Sehr sauberes Kolorit, wenig fleckig und in der Bindung fest. - Vollständiger und sehr schöner Atlas.

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        L'Homme Sauvage, Histoire traduite de

      Amsterdam: Chez Zacharie, 1767. Duodecimo; a fine copy in contemporary French mottled calf gilt, spine banded and gilt, crimson label. Rousseau's monkey on Peru. A very attractive copy of the first edition: the "noble savage" in the Americas, and an important work in the French utopian tradition. Mercier (1740-1814) was a prominent French dramatist, and one of the first playwrights of drame bourgeois. He wrote over sixty plays, ranging in style from light social comedy to radically anti-monarchical treatises. Unsurprisingly considering the title of the present work, he was heavily influenced by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, earning himself the rather scathing sobriquet 'Le Singe de Jean-Jacques.' Imprisoned briefly during the Terror, he was released after the death of Robespierre. Although it was his later work L'an Deux Mille Quatre Cent Quarante which led to him being called the 'father of the modern utopia', this work is an earlier example of Mercier's engagement with the theme. Long thought to be a direct translation of Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Pfeil's novel Der Wildemann it is now considered likely that much of it is Mercier's own work. The novel is largely a first-person narration by Zidzem, the noble savage of the title, of an idealised world in Peru: 'Je suis né parmi les Chébutois, peuple du Sud de l'Amerique; peuple long-tems illustre & vainqueur'.

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        Figures de la Bible, contenues en cinq tableaux, Gravés d’après les desseins de Raphael, & des plus grands Maîtres, Accompagnés d’une courte Explication pour l’instruction de la Jeunesse, Et précédé d’un Discours préliminaire où se trouve l’Histoire des Figures de la Bible.

      A Paris, Chez G. Desprez 1767 - Livre ancien (1 f.), XXIV pp. (dont un frontispice), 328 pp. (Ancien Testament), 184 pp. (Nouveau Testament). 1 gravure en frontispice, 328 gravures à mi-page dans l’Ancien Testament, et 172 gravures à mi-page dans le Nouveau Testament. Ex-libris « François-Henry Harouard de St. Sornin ». Condition : 1 vol. in-4, en plein veau brun de l’époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fleurons, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, double filet en encadrement des plats, doré sur tranches. Légers défauts aux coiffes, un travail de vers marginal sans atteinte au texte sur 10 feuillets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage round the World , in His Majesty's Ship the Dolphin, commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron... By an Officer on board the said ship

      London: J. Newbery, 1767. Octavo, with three engraved plates; title and frontispiece browned, dusted and with a few marks, complete with the advertisement leaf and the half-title still in place as, curiously, the last leaf of the final gathering; in a good binding of later polished calf, gilt. Second and best edition. Second and best edition, greatly extended and revised. This edition was also the first to include the important five-page appendix on the Patagonian giants, evidently to capitalise on the public fascination with the tale which had gained currency because of Clerke's own spurious report to the Royal Society. This famous unauthorised account of "Foul-Weather Jack" Byron's command of the Dolphin on her 1764-66 circumnavigation of the globe was published anonymously but is usually attributed to midshipman Charles Clerke who later sailed on all three of Cook's voyages. Byron's voyage to the Pacific was the first major English voyage in the region since Anson, and would become the first part of Hawkesworth's famous compendium of South Sea voyages. This anonymous account, traditionally ascribed to Charles Clerke, a midshipman on the Dolphin under Byron, became the basis for a dozen or more European editions and translations over the next twenty years. Clerke later served with Captain Cook on all three of his voyages, succeeding him as commander of the third voyage but shortly after dying of tuberculosis at Petropavlovsk in August 1779. Byron's expedition was an important precursor of the voyages of Wallis, Carteret and Cook, but its immediate contemporary impact was the sensation created by rumours of Patagonian giants encountered by the expedition. These tall stories gained currency from a report sent in jest by Clerke to the Royal Society (and printed in the Philosophical Transactions for 1767), and from a similar account published in this book. Extraordinarily, the stories seem to have been encouraged by the British government to divert attention from Byron's taking possession of the Falklands (Malvinas), politically the most sensitive and controversial aspect of his voyage. The amusing affair of the Patagonian giants embroiled many great figures of the Enlightenment including Voltaire (see discussion by Helen Wallis in Byron's Journal, ed. Gallagher, appendix III, and by P.G. Adams, Travelers and Travel Liars, ch. II).

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        CHINEESCHE GESCHIEDENIS, behelzende de gevallen van den heer Tieh-Chung-U en de jongvrouw Shuey-Ping-Sin. Nevens het kort begrip van een Chineesch tooneelspel, eenige Chineesche dichtstukjes, en eene verzameling van spreekwoorden der Chineezen. oorspronglyk in de Chineesche taale beschreeven. Daar uit in't Engelsch overgezet .. Nu in't Nederduitsch vertaald ..

      Amsterdam, Erven van F. Houttuyn, 1767.Contemporary half calf (spine sl. dam.). With title-page printed in red and black and 4 engraved plates by R. Nuys. XXV,(3),628,(12) pp.* First Dutch edition. - The Chinese novel of romance and adventure Haoqui zhuan, translated from the English edition of Thomas Percy Hau kiou choaan, or the pleasing history, London 1761. It is the first important piece of Chinese imaginative literature to be published in Europe (Löwendahl 514). Also including a collection of Chinese poetry and proverbs. - Scarce.Cordier, B.S., col. 1755; Lust 1107.

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        Historie van Groenland behelzende eene naukeurige beschrijvinge van 's lands ligging, gesteldheid, en natuurlijke zeldzaamheden; den aart, zeden en gewoonten der inwooneren aan de West-zijde bij de Straate Davis; 's lands aloude en nieuwe geschiedenisse; en in't bijzonder de verrichtingen der Missionarissen van de Broeder-Kerk, door welken twee gemeenten van bekeerde heidenen aldaar gesticht zijn. Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald.

      Haarlem, C.H. Bohn, Amsterdam, H. de Wit, 1767.3 volumes in 1. Later morocco, spine gilt. With 14 folding engraved maps and plates by J. Swertner. XXXIV,356; 282; 382,(2) pp.* First published in German Historie von Grönland. Barby & Leipzig, 1765. This Dutch translation has more and better plates than the original edition. - Detailed description of Greenland by David Cranz (1723-1777), the historiographer of the Brethern, he stayed at Ny Herrnhut in Greenland, in 1761-62. With sections devoted to the establishment of the first Herrnhut or Moravian mission in Greenland, the nature, manners and customs of the inhabitants on the West coast on Davis Strait, whales and the whaling-industry in general, and the Eskimos. This account was very popular and translated and reprinted in many languages. 'das vollständigste Gemälde von Grönland im 18. Jahrhundert, ein Werk, das auch Heute noch mehr als nur historisches Interesse beanspruchen darf' (Henze I, p.751). - A clean copy.Arctic Bibl. 3469; Chavanne 5634; Tiele 282; Cat. NHSM I, p.301; Sabin 17415.

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        Letters of the right honourable Lady M-y W-y M-e; written during her travels in Europe, Asia and Africa, to persons of distinction ... which contain, among other curious relations, accounts of the policy and manners of the Turks. New edition.

      London, T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1767.3 volumes. Sm.8vo. Contemporary calf with gilt fillets round sides (some hinges weak), spines ribbed with red morocco title-labels (extremities sl. dam.). XII,(4),180; (4),195; (4),230 pp.* First published in 1763; with written owner's name Moseley 1767. - Lady Mary Worthly Montague (1689-1762) was the first lady to travel abroad for mere curiosity's sake. In 1716 she accompanied her husband, Edward Montague, on his diplomatic mission to Constantinople, making the journey overland. The letters she wrote back home are justly ranked among the most celebrated of their kind in a century richly endowed with excellent letterwriters. She became a great admirer of Turkish culture and her work includes in sights that were exceptional for their time. A year after her death, her Turkish letters were published for the first time and they have not been out of print since. Blackmer collection 1150; Atabey collection 829; Gay 94; Paulitschke 682; Robinson, Wayward women, p.32-34.

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        Nachrichten an das Publicum in Absicht der Hypochondrie. Oder Sammlung verschiedener, und nicht sowohl für die Aerzte als vielmehr für das ganze Publicum gehörige die Hypochondrie, ihre Ursachen und Folgen betreffende medicinische Schriftstellen, und daraus gezogener Beweis, daß die Hypochondrie heutiges Tages eine fast allgemeine Krankheit ist, und daß sie eine Ursache der Entvölkerung abgeben kann.

      Kopenhagen, Joh. Gottieb Rothe, 1767.. 20 x 13cm, Ledereinband d.Zt., berieben, alter Stempel auf Titel; LXX, 936 S.. Bilguer (1720-1796) war Königlicher Generalchirurg zu Berlin und Leibwundarzt der Königin. Er ist berühmt wegen seiner chirurgischen Leistungen, trifft aber hier mit dem vorwiegend an Laien und Betroffene gerichteten umfangreichen Schrift den Nerv des Jahrhunderts (Hypochondrie als Krankheit des 18. Jahrhunderts). FISCHER-HOMBERGER (Hypochondrie. Melancholie bis Neurose. 1970) geht wiederholt auf Bilguer ein. - HIRSCH/H. I, 535ff.

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        THE COMPLETE ENGLISH COOK; OR, PRUDENT HOUSEWIFE. Being an entire new collection of the most general, yet least expensive receipts in every branch of cookery and good housewifery:

      Leeds, printed by Griffith Wright, M,DCC,LXVII. And sold by the author, and J. Ogle, in Leeds; and Messrs. Robinson and Roberts, London.with directions for roasting, boiling, stewing, ragoos, soups, sauces, fricaseys, pies, tarts, puddings, cheese - cakes, custards, jellies, potting, candying, collaring, pickling, preserving, made - wines, &c. : together with directions for placing dishes on tables of entertainment : and many other things equally necessary : the whole made easy to the meanest capacity, and far more useful to young beginners than any book of the kind extant. FIRST EDITION 1767, 12mo, approximately 165 x 95 mm, 6½ x 3¾ inches, pages: (iv), 5 - 201, [43] including 34 single page tables of seasonal menus and 9 pages of index, collation: pi2, A - H12, I - M6, K3 mis - signed K4, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in contemporary sheep, narrow gilt border to covers, rebacked with damaged gilt decorated backstrip laid down, original red morocco title label, marbled endpapers. Corners slightly worn, inner paper hinges neatly repaired with matching paper, upper margins of the 2 prelim leaves trimmed, no loss of printed area, light browning and foxing throughout, to varying degrees, loss of 2 words on page 51 due to adhesion, easily understood, a few small stains also, none affecting legibility, date written neatly in ink arabic numerals below roman on title page. A good plus copy of an uncommon 18th century cookbook, originating from Yorkshire. According to the title page the author "is well known to have been for Forty Years past one of the most noted Cooks in the County of York". Cagle, A Matter of Taste, page 662, No. 919; Oxford, English Cookery Books, page 95; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography page 360 (citing 3rd edition); Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique, 669 (3rd edition). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The history of Greenland: containing a description of the country, and his inhabitants: and particularly'a relation of the mission, carried on for above these thirty years by the Unitas Fratrum, at New Herrnhuth and Lichtenfels, in that country. Translated from the High-Dutch.

      London, printed for the Brethern's Society, 1767.2 volumes. Contemporary calf, gilt fillets round sides, spines gilt with morocco title-labels and modern volume-labels. With 2 folding engraved maps and 6 folding engraved plates. LIX,405; 497,(1) pp.* First English edition, first published in Barby & Leipzig in 1765: Historie von Grönland. - Edited and in part translated by John Gambold. An accurate narrative by David Cranz (1723-1777), the historiographer of the Brethern; he stayed at Ny Hernnhut in Greenland, in 1761-62. With sections devoted to the establishment of the first Hernnhut or Moravian mission in Greenland, the nature, manners and customs of the inhabitants on the West coast on Davis Strait, whales and the whaling-industry in general, and the Eskimos. 'das vollständigste Gemälde von Grönland im 18. Jahrhundert, ein Werk, das auch heute noch mehr als nur historisches Interesse beanspruchen darf' (Henze I, p.751). - A fine set.Arctic Bibl. 3471; Chavanne 5633; Sabin 17417.

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        TRAVELS THROUGH HOLLAND, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND and ITALY.

      London, printed for J. Johnson and B. Davenport, MDCCLXVII, 1767.Containing a particular description of the antient and present state of those countries; their Natural, Literary, and Political History; Religion, Laws, Manners, Customs, Manufactures, Sculpture, Painting, Architecture, Coins, Medals, Antiquities, Curiosities, &c. &c. &c. together with The Characters of the several Nations and Courts visited by the Author, and Observations on their several Policies. Interspersed with Various Remarks on Montfaucon, Spon, Mabillon, Misson, Bishop Burnet, Mr. Addison, and other eminent Authors. By the late Monsieur de Blainville, Secretary to the Embassy of the States - General, at the Court of Spain. Translated from the author?s manuscript, (never published) by Dr. Turnbull, Mr. Guthrie, and others. Illustrated with copper - plates. THREE VOLUMES, 1767. 4to, approximately 255 x 200 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, 7 folding maps, frontispiece map to each volume plus 4 maps in Volume 1, 40 folding engraved plates at rear of volumes, 16 are large folding plates, woodcut headpiece to page 1 of each volume, title pages printed in red and black, pages: Volume 1: xii, xii, 1 - 564, [16] index; Volume 2: xvi, 1 - 586, [20] index; Volume 3: xv, 1 - 593, [22] index, mispagination at page 480 but all catch words are correct, full contemporary calf, red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt decoration to spines, double gilt rules to edges of covers. Spines chipped at head and tail, all hinges cracked but covers holding firmly on the cords, inner hinges strengthened with book binder's white linen tape, spines rubbed, labels chipped and rubbed, covers have uneven darkening, shelf wear to edges, title pages have pale age - browning to margins, maps have left slight indentations to title pages, all large folding plates have small neat repairs to lower inner folds on the blank side, a few just affecting the image, but no loss, maps have tiny tears to lower inner margins, plates and maps have pale age - browning to margins, 1 plate has a narrow vertical pale brown stain, 1 plate has small hole in inner margin, not affecting image, small pale brown stain to 1 lower margin of text, not affecting text, occasional light foxing, pastedowns and endpapers age - browned, but overall a very good clean set. 13 plates of Holland, 9 plates of Venice, 17 plates of Rome and 1 plate of Naples. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE INCREASE AND DECREASE OF MANKIND IN ENGLAND, AND SEVERAL COUNTRIES ABROAD

      London, W. Nicoll, 1767.according to the different soils, situations, business of life, use of the non - naturals, &c. faithfully collected from, and attested by, above three hundred vouchers, and many of them for a long course of years, in two different periods. To which is added, a syllabus of the general states of health, air, seasons, and food for the last three hundred years; and also a meteorological discourse. FIRST EDITION, 1767. 4to, 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8¾ inches, 1 folding table, pages viii, iv, 213, LACKING PAGE 119 / 20 WHICH IS A DIVISIONAL TITLE PAGE BEARING THE WORDS "METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS" ONLY, bound in modern half speckled calf over marbled sides, raised bands, gilt rules and lettering to spine, new endpapers. Light brown stain to lower corner of title page and following 6 leaves, small ink mark on title, ink name on blank verso, first few pages slightly dusty in the margins, occasional dusty margins throughout, occasional pale foxing, binding tight and firm. A very good tight copy (lacking 1 divisional title as noted). Thomas Short (1690? - 1772) physician was born in Scotland and settled in practice in Sheffield. He was the author of several books with medical subjects (on the benefits of drinking water, on tea, on milk, on wines and spirits). This was his last work with the twin subjects of populations and meteorology. In it he studies demographics, epidemics and relates illness to the weather patterns. He advocates early marriages and he denounces alcohol 'as a Stygian poison'. (DNB). His descriptions of the weather in the mid eighteenth century. "1751. ... May 13 exceeded all rains I ever saw for a whole day together; a prodigious flood, and many people were drowned." "1758.... December was an extraordinary warm, calm month, and continued to February 23rd more like summer than winter, short days and moist air excepted". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE COMPLETE ENGLISH COOK; OR, PRUDENT HOUSEWIFE. Being an entire new collection of the most general, yet least expensive receipts in every branch of cookery and good housewifery:

      Leeds, printed by Griffith Wright, M,DCC,LXVII. And sold by the author, and J. Ogle, in Leeds; and Messrs. Robinson and Roberts,. Leeds, printed by Griffith Wright, M,DCC,LXVII. And sold by the author, and J. Ogle, in Leeds; and Messrs. Robinson and Roberts, London.. with directions for roasting, boiling, stewing, ragoos, soups, sauces, fricaseys, pies, tarts, puddings, cheese-cakes, custards, jellies, potting, candying, collaring, pickling, preserving, made-wines, &c. : together with directions for placing dishes on tables of entertainment : and many other things equally necessary : the whole made easy to the meanest capacity, and far more useful to young beginners than any book of the kind extant.   FIRST EDITION 1767, 12mo, approximately 165 x 95 mm, 6½ x 3¾ inches, pages: (iv), 5-201, [43] including 34 single page tables of seasonal menus and 9 pages of index, collation: pi2, A-H12, I-M6, K3 mis-signed K4, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in contemporary sheep, narrow gilt border to covers, rebacked with damaged gilt decorated backstrip laid down, original red morocco title label, marbled endpapers.  Corners slightly worn, inner paper hinges neatly repaired with matching paper, upper margins of the 2 prelim leaves trimmed, no loss of printed area, light browning and foxing throughout, to varying degrees, loss of 2 words on page 51 due to adhesion, easily understood, a few small stains also, none affecting legibility, date written neatly in ink arabic numerals below roman on title page.  A good plus copy of an uncommon 18th century cookbook, originating from Yorkshire.  According to the title page the author "is well known to have been for Forty Years past one of the most noted Cooks in the County of York".  Cagle, A Matter of Taste, page 662, No. 919; Oxford, English Cookery Books, page 95; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography page 360 (citing 3rd edition); Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique, 669 (3rd edition).  MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Klosteransicht von einem erhöhten Standpunkt aus, links kleine Kartusche.

      . Kupferstich von Zimmermann aus "Monumenta Boica", 1767, 17 x 25 cm..

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        Oeuvres diverses. Traduites de l'anglois. Nouvelle édition, revue et augmentée d'un grand nombre de Pièces qui n'avoient point encore été traduites. Avec de très belles figures en Taille - Douce

      Arkstée & Merkus 1767 Huit volumes in - 12 (174 x 110 mm), veau blond, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, triple filet sur les plats, tranches rouges (reliure d'époque). Orné d'un frontispice par Delamonce et Kornlein, un portrait - médaillon de l'auteur gravé par Kornlein, une même vignette de titre pour les six premiers volumes, une autre vignette pour les deux derniers, et 23 figures hors - texte par Frankendaal, ou non signées. (défauts d'usage, manque de cuir aux coiffes, tome 2 mors inférieur du premier plat fendu avec manque de cuir, coins usés, pliures en marge de quelques pages aux angles, rares rousseurs). / / Eight 12o volumes (174 x 110 mm), blond calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, green morocco title and numbering labels, triple fillet on covers, red edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with a frontispiece by Delamonce and Kornlein, a medallion - portrait of the author engraved by Kornlein, a same vignette title for the six first volumes, another vignette for the two last ones, and 23 plates by Frankendaal, or not signed. (defects of use, lack of leather on top and bottom of spines, vol. 2 lower join of upper cover is cracked with lack of leather, corners used, marginal foldings on corners of some pages, rare spots).

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        Letters written by Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, and several of his Friends from the Year 1703 to 1740. Published from the Originals; with Notes Explanatory and Historical. The Fifth Edition. LORD JOHN TOWNSHEND'S COPY

      Printed for T. Davies, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden; R. Davis, in Piccadilly; L. Davis and C. Reymers, in Holborn; and J. Dod. Printed for T. Davies, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden; R. Davis, in Piccadilly; L. Davis and C. Reymers, in Holborn; and J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall, 1767. 3 vols., sm. 8vo., Fifth Edition, on laid paper, with marbled endpapers, half-titles in red and black, some light and occasional spotting (primarily in the first volume, with rather heavier spotting on a few scattered leaves); attractively bound in contemporary full calf, sides with gilt frame border, backs with five raised bands, second and third compartments with new leather labels gilt in red and black to style, all other compartments elaborately tooled and ruled in gilt, gilt doublures, covers mildly scuffed and age-marked, joints rubbed and cracked (but bindings entirely sound) else a crisp and elegant original set in largely unrestored period binding. This copy was formerly in the library of Lord John Townshend, with his printed early nineteenth century book-label on front paste-down of all three volumes. His printed press-label in present on all three front paste-downs, superseded by a MS press-mark on front free endpaper versos.Published as vols. 19-21 of Hawkesworth's edition of the 'Works', but the letters are complete in themselves. Whilst made-up sets are not uncommon, it is pleasing to see an original set in this crisp state. The bibliography of the several Hawkesworth editions is complex. Teerink (pp.80-83) distinguishes no fewer than seven separate stages of publication which he summarises in an invaluable table (p.104).The 'fifth edition' present here is the Large Crown Paper issue of the Small Octavo edition.The original owner was probably the politician Lord John Townshend (1757-1833). He was the son of George, 1st Marquess Townshend and Lady Charlotte Compton, and father of Rear-Admiral Townshend, who succeeded to the family title as 4th Marquess..CBEL II, p.583; Jackson, p.184; Teerink 90. . Catalogs: literature.

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        Traité d'Optique. Traduit de l'anglais et considérablement augmenté.

      Malassi - Durand, Brest - Paris, 1767. - 195 X 255 mm. relié pleine basane racinée, dos à nerfs orné à chaud avec pièce de titre en maroquin bordeaux, tr. rouges (reliure de l'époque). XVI-739 pp.-1 f. Illustré de 67 planches gravées dépliantes. La traduction de Duval Le Roy est estimée (Brunet V-413). "Smith, condisciple et cousin de Côtes, dont Newton faisait grand cas, contribua avec ce dernier à la propagation des théories de Newton et occupa la chaire de physique de l'Université de Cambridge. Il a laissé un système complet d'optique qui a été, pendant longtemps, le meilleur traité lsur la lumière". Reliure frottée, mors fendus, taches sur les plats mais l'intérieur est frais malgré quelques rares petites mouillures claires. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Life of King Henry the Second and of the Age in Which He Lived, in Five Books: to which is prefixed, a History of the Revolutions of England from the Death of Edward the Confessor to the Birth of Henry the Second - [3vols Complete]

      London: W. Sandby & J. Dodsley, 1767. London: W. Sandby & J. Dodsley. 1767. Second Edition. Hardcover. pp. v [i] 432 [1] + 544-553 & 596 + 559-578 & 433-542 + 260. Three quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt titles to spines, spine ends and corners bumped/rubbed, joints and boards rubbed, edges of text blocks marbled, bookplates on pastedowns, ffep and ffep verso, some foxing throughout but more pronounced in second vol which contains books 2 & 3, leaf Nn of 1st volume with small hole to upper corner (page No. removed) and leaf S of final volume with repaired tear from foredge extending into text but text remains legible. Heavy item, will incur additional shipping costs for international delivery. , 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        THE ART OF DYING WOOL AND WOOLLEN STUFFS...TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY ORDER OF THE DUBLIN SOCIETY, AND PUBLISHED AT THEIR EXPENCE, FOR THE USE OF DYERS OF IRELAND

      Dublin: Printed by S. Powell, Printer to the Society, [date in imprint clipped away, but 1767].. Dublin: Printed by S. Powell, Printer to the Society, [date in imprint clipped away, but 1767].. vi,[7]-290pp. 12mo. Recent half calf and marbled boards, gilt label. Formerly a quite ragged copy, now professionally restored to sound, functional condition, as detailed below. First edition in English of Hellot's ART DE LA TEINTURE DES LAINES..., originally published in Paris in 1750, and for the rest of the century, one of the standard works on the subject. The importance of having a translation of this text available in Ireland at the time is self-evident, and in fact, this Irish printing precedes the first London printing by twenty-two years, where it appeared conjoined with two other topically- related works in 1789, and an English language edition bearing a Paris 1785 imprint by eighteen years. This edition is of considerable rarity: ESTC online locates only two copies, one at the National Library of Ireland, and the second at the Royal Irish Academy. And, according to the ESTC entry as of 2009, the latter copy is quite imperfect, lacking all leaves after p.96. OCLC does not report those copies, but includes a microfilm reprint, as well as somewhat incomplete references to copies at National Art Library Victoria & Albert Museum (AVA) and National Art Library (VAU). The text consists of a detailed guide to the mechanics of dyeing, as well as a fascinating formulary for the production of specific colors and types of dyes from materials, both organic and inorganic, local as well as imported. By its very nature, it is a work which would have been employed by hands involved in the work, and inevitably subject to considerable wear and tear. Such was the case with this copy, which bears the faint stamp of a defunct mercantile library, and exhibits the following cosmetic flaws: a) lower margin of title clipped away, costing imprint date, and that area, as well as the blank corners of the first three leaves, have been carefully replaced with archival rice paper; b) there are occasional small spots and discolorations scattered in the text block; c) D6, F4, and F6 have old tears, the first and last mended at an early date, the last costing some words at the outer margin, and the second recently mended; d) a few fore margins have suffered relatively shallow losses not approaching the text; and f) the last ten leaves were formerly quite creased and ragged, but have now been rendered flat, with archival rice paper restoration to corners of the first few leaves in the sequence, but with substantial marginal restorations to the last three leaves, costing the page numbers on two of those leaves, and part of the headline on the other. While obviously far from a perfect copy, this is now a quite useable copy, in far better state than one of the two copies of record. And in terms of the context of publication and intent, it is certainly the most interesting of the 18th century editions (including the Paris original). It is not in Bradshaw or Black. ESTC T186441. HIGGS 4036.

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        "Lexiphanes, a dialogue imitated from Lucian, and suited to the present times. Being an attempt to restore the English tongue to its ancient purity, and to correct, as well as expose the affected style, hard words, and absurd phraseology of our English Lexiphanes, The Rambler"

      London: printed for J. Knox, 1767. London: printed for J. Knox. 1767. "First edition,12mo, pp. xxxix, [1], 180; later full polished tan calf by Ramage, red and black morocco labels on gilt-decorated spine, yellow edges; upper joint cracked, extremities rubbed; a good copy, or better. A popular attack on the diction of Samuel Johnson which went through several editions. Campbell was a classical scholar turned ship's purser who found himself at sea with no English book to read save Johnson's The Rambler. Said Boswell in his Life of Johnson: ""This year was published a ridicule of his style, under the title of Lexiphanes ... Its author was one Campbell, a Scotch purser in the navy. The ridicule consisted of applying Johnson's 'words of large meaning' to insignificant matters, as if one should put the armor of Goliath upon a dwarf. The contrast might be laughable; but the dignity of the armor must remain the same in all considerate minds. This malicious drollery, therefore, it may easily be supposed, could do no harm to its illustrious object."" & & Courtney, p. 27; Tinker 1395."

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        Neues Staats-Gebäude. In drey Büchern

      Leipzig, Breitkopf 1767.. Leipzig, Breitkopf 1767.. Mit 3 Kupfertafeln von J. M. Stock, gest. Titelvignette, sowie 2 gefalt. Tabellen (in der Paginierung). 7 Bll., 362 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. 4°. Humpert 7509; Recke-N. III, 69; Jöcher, Suppl. III, 1825. - Seltene einzige Ausgabe des wenig bekannten Werkes zur Einigung Europas! Der großangelegte und detaillierte Entwurf eines zukünftigen Europas sieht die Einrichtung eines Friedensgerichtes und einer gemeinsame geführten Armee aus multinationalen Streitkräften, sog. "Orden", gegen außereuropäische Bedrohungen wie das Osmanische Reich vor. - "Meine Entwürfe mögen immerhin den Leser befremden und den Verfasser lächerlich machen. Christoph Columbo und diejenigen, die zuerst die Gegenfüßler und das Umdrehen der Erde lehreten, hatten ein gleiches Schicksal" (Vorrede). - Lilienfeld (1716-1785) stand als Geheimer Legationsrat in holsteinischen Diensten und gehörte einem Kreis von aktiven Aufklärern und Unternehmern in Pöltsamaa/Oberpahlen (heutiges Estland) an, der die politische Reform und wirtschaftliche Modernisierung Russlands anstrebte. - Gutes, nur wenig bestoßenes Exemplar des ungewöhnlichen Werkes, an dessen Umsetzung Europa heute noch arbeitet!

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        The Attorney's Compleat Pocket-Book. Containing Above Four Hundred

      , 1767. 1767. A Well-Regarded Dictionary of Legal Precedents [Forms]. [Great Britain]. By an Attorney at Law, Author of the Practice Epitomized. The Attorney's Compleat Pocket-Book. Containing Above Four Hundred of Such Choice and Approved Precedents, In Law, Equity, And Conveyancing, As an Attorney May Have Occasion For, When Absent from His Office; Digested Under the Following Heads; Acknowledgements, Acquittances, Affidavits, Agreements, Appointments, Assignments, Awards, Bail- Pieces, Bargains and Sales, Bills, Bonds, Covenants, Defeasances, Distress for Rent, Exchanges, Fines, Gifts, Grants, Leases, Lease and Release, Letters of Attorney, Letters of Licence and Composition, Livery of Seisin and Attornments, Memorials, Mortgages, Notices, Partition, Petitions, Promissory Notes, Protections, Recoveries, Releases, Revocations, Separation, Settlements, Tickets, Uses, Warrants, Wills. Calculated for the Use of Practisers in General, But More Particularly for the Assistance of Country Attornies and Their Clerks: Also Necessary for Gentlemen, Landlords, Stewards, Tenants, &c. To Which are Now Added the Proper Stamps to the Various Kinds of Precedents, And Other Useful Additions. [London]: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, 1767. Two volumes. [iv], 342, [30]; [iv], 297, [11] pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules and fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, Volume I carefully rebacked retaining spine. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs to boards, corners bumped, hinges partially cracked. Light toning to text, annotation to front free endpaper of Volume I, early owner signature to its title page. A handsome copy. * Sixth and final edition. First published in 1741, this useful work went through five more editions. Its utility extended from urban law offices to the libraries of "gentlemen" and "country attorneys and their clerks." All editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 7 copies on this edition in North American law libraries. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:263 (17).

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        Dictionnaire portatif des Arts et Métiers. Contenant en abrégé l'histoire, la description & la police des Arts et Métiers, des fabriques et manufactures de France & des Pays Etrangers

      Arkstée & Merkus, M. M. Rey, Amsterdam 1767 - Deux volumes in-8 (165 x 114 mm), veau moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièces de maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées (reliure d'époque). (défauts d'usage, coiffes usées, tome 1 mors supérieurs fendus, coins émoussés, mouillures et rousseurs). // Two octavo volumes (165 x 114 mm), speckled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco labels, marbled edges (contemporary binding). (defects of use, top and bottom of spine used, vol. 1 joins of upper cover cracked, corners bumped, water-stains and brownings).

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        Lexiphanes, a dialogue imitated from Lucian, and suited to the present times. Being an attempt to restore the English tongue to its ancient purity, and to correct, as well as expose the affected style, hard words, and absurd phraseology of our English Lexiphanes, The Rambler

      printed for J. Knox, London 1767 - First edition,12mo, pp. xxxix, [1], 180; later full polished tan calf by Ramage, red and black morocco labels on gilt-decorated spine, yellow edges; upper joint cracked, extremities rubbed; a good copy, or better. A popular attack on the diction of Samuel Johnson which went through several editions. Campbell was a classical scholar turned ship's purser who found himself at sea with no English book to read save Johnson's The Rambler. Said Boswell in his Life of Johnson: "This year was published a ridicule of his style, under the title of Lexiphanes . Its author was one Campbell, a Scotch purser in the navy. The ridicule consisted of applying Johnson's 'words of large meaning' to insignificant matters, as if one should put the armor of Goliath upon a dwarf. The contrast might be laughable; but the dignity of the armor must remain the same in all considerate minds. This malicious drollery, therefore, it may easily be supposed, could do no harm to its illustrious object." Courtney, p. 27; Tinker 1395. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        J. M. Meyers eines deutschen Chirurgi Beschreibung seiner auf den Wallfischfang [Walfischfang] nach Spitzbergen gethanen Reise.

      Straßburg, Joh. Heinri. Heitz 1767;. EA; ca 17x10 cm; 192 Seiten mit Titelvignette in Holzschnitt; einfacher Kartoneinband d. Zt. (Einband etwas bestoßen mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen, Nameneintrag auf Vorsatz, Seiten 5-14 stark gelockert und angerändert, Seite 7/8 mit Einriß, Seite 77/78 mit Eckabriß und geringfügigem Buchstabenverlust [zweieinhalb Worte]; davon abgesehen durchaus guter, sauberer Zustand); EA;. Enthält bis zur Seite 59 die Reise nach Spitzbergen, Seiten 61-158 "Reise in die Straße Davis, Seiten 159-163 "Verzeichnis der gebräuchlichsten Worte deren sich die Einwohner der in der Straße Davis gelegenen Inseln bedienen", Seiten 164-192 "Bericht von der Heilung verschiedener See-Krankheiten".

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        Magnae comitissae Mathildis tum religione tum in sacratissimam romanam sedem liberalitate clarissimae Genealogia ex picturis Codicis Vaticani MMMMDCCCCXXII. Saeculi XII. qui domnizonis poema complectitur diligentissime descripta curante Stephano Borgia Veliterno utr. sign. ref. sacdrae congr. indulg. a secretis A. MDCCLXVII. Kupferstich-Ahnentafel der Marktgräfin Mathilde von Tuszien.

      o. J. (ev. 1767).. fünffach gefaltete kolorierte Kupferstichtafel. Format ca. 38x72 cm.. Mit 6 Faltspuren, durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, die Ränder, besonders unten, etwas randrissig, kleiner Nummerneintrag in Tinte von privater Hand am unteren Rand. Insg. in schönem Kolorit. Ansprechende Ahnentafel der Marktgräfin Mathilde von Tuszien (geb. wohl 1046; gest. 24. Juli 1115 in Bondeno di Roncore), die auf der Burg Canossa im Apennin der Emilia-Romagna residierte, also dort wo im Februar 1077 König Heinrich IV. Papst Gregor VII. als Büßer entgegenschritt, um aus seinem Kirchenbann entlassen zu werden (Gang nach Canossa). - Textliche, lateinische Beschreibung von Stefano Borgia (* 3. Dezember 1731 in Velletri, Italien; 23. November 1804 in Lyon). Borgia war Kardinal der katholischen Kirche, der durch seine Sammlungen von Handschriften die er in seinem Museum Borgianum zusammenfasste berühmt geworden. - "Matilde (contessa). Magnae Comitissae Mathildis genealogia. FV, membr. in-4, sec. xn, n. 4922. Fu pubblicata da Stefano Borgia (poi Cardinale) da Velletri nel 1 767. E' una curiosissima tavola genealogica con ritratti degli ascendenti della Gran Contessa Matilde." Siehe: Carlo Agusto Bertini: Codici Vaticani, riguardanti la Storia Nobiliare, Rom 1906. - Sehr selten! Via KVK nur ein Exemplar in der Wissenschaftlichen Stadtbibliothek Mainz.

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        Dictionnaire portatif des Arts et Métiers. Contenant en abrégé l'histoire, la description & la police des Arts et Métiers, des fabriques et manufactures de France & des Pays Etrangers

      Arkstée & Merkus, M. M. Rey 1767 Deux volumes in - 8 (165 x 114 mm), veau moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièces de maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées (reliure d'époque). (défauts d'usage, coiffes usées, tome 1 mors supérieurs fendus, coins émoussés, mouillures et rousseurs). / / Two octavo volumes (165 x 114 mm), speckled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco labels, marbled edges (contemporary binding). (defects of use, top and bottom of spine used, vol. 1 joins of upper cover cracked, corners bumped, water - stains and brownings).

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        Eueberlegliche aus einem Wahrheit-liebenden, und der Gewißheit nachforschenden Gemüth entsprossene Gedanken Oder: Anmerkungen Ueber eines in dem verflossenen 1762ten Jahr zu Budissin durch die Prag zum Vorschein gekommenes, von der Lage der Erden..... + Copernicanische Beantwortung über einen von Herrn Georg Freyherrn von guten Lande, und Hulczin...gegebenen Tychonischen Lehrsatz: Von der Lage der Erden. Mit Texvignetten, Zierleisten u. 1 gefalt. Tafel

      Prag, Johann Joseph Clauser, o. J./1767,. PBd.der Zeit, 146 S., 238 S., 12° mit Besitzeranmerkungen auf Umschlag u. Titelblatt; mehrfach gestempelt. Seiten etwas altersgebräubnt, bzw. -fleckig. Ansonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Selten. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. Please notify beforehand, if you want to visit us and see a specific book. Unser ZVAB-Bücher-Bestand befindet sich in unserem Lager am Stadtrand Prags, nicht in unserem Geschäft. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit wenn Sie uns besuchen möchten und bestimmtes Buch auswählen wollten *.

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        Klosteransicht über die Moosach, in hübscher Rokokoeinfassung mit Wappen links.

      . Kupferstich von Zimmermann aus "Monumenta Boica", 1767, 18 x 25 cm..

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        Les Frères, ou Histoire de Miss Osmond, traduite de l'anglois par M. Depuisieux

      Prault le Jeune 1767 4 Parties en 2 volumes in - 12 (16,9 x 10 cm), veau fauve moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Philippe - Florent de Puisieux (Meaux 1713 - Paris 1772), traducteur français, a publié anonymement de nombreuses traductions du latin, de l'italien et de l'anglais, parmis lesquelles Grammaire géographique de Gordon, Histoire navale de l'Angleterre de Ledyard, Amélie de Fielding, etc. (Nouvelle biographie générale publiée par MM. Firmin Didot frères 41, 187). Exemplaire aux armes de Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex - libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (quelques menus défauts). / / 4 Parts bound in 4 volumes 12o (16,9 x 10 cm), fawn speckled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns - in, red sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Philippe - Florent de Puisieux (Meaux 1713 - Paris 1772), french translator, anonymously published numerous translations from latin, italian and english, among them "Grammaire géographique" by Gordon, "Histoire navale de l'Angleterre" by Ledyard, "Amélie" by Fielding, etc. (Nouvelle biographie générale publiée par MM. Firmin Didot frères 41, 187). Copy bearing the arms of Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (Some minor defects).

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        Certain Ancient Tracts concerning the Management of Landed Property (Reprinted)

      London - C. Bathurst, 1767. London - C. Bathurst, 1767 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A guide to eighteenth-century estate and property management. Covering animal husbandry (The Boke of Husbandry), surveying (Surueyenge) and matters of the household (Xenophon's Treatise of Householde). Robert Vansittart, who was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries on 4 June 1767, undertook antiquarian pursuits in his spare time. In the year of his election he edited Certain Ancient Tracts Concerning the Management of Landed Property, which consisted of reprints of Gentian Hervet's translation Xenophon's Treatise of the Householde (1534), and Sir Anthony Fitzherbert's Boke of Husbandry (1534) and Surveyinge (1539). (DNB)Gentian Hervetus (Hervet) was a French Roman Catholic theologian, humanist and controversialist. He is the author of Le saint, universel et general concile de Trente, and numerous controversial pamphlets. He also translated into Latin and French many works of the Greek Fathers, Sextus Empiricus, collections of canons, decrees of councils, etc. Three books complete in one volume. Condition: Rebacked in calf with original boards and original spine label. Externally smart, if a trifle rubbed to the original boards. Internally, firmly bound, with some scattered foxing and spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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