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        Les Provinciales, ou Lettres Écrites par Louis de Montalte à un provincial de ses amis, et aux RR. PP. Jésuites, Sur la Morale & la Politique de ces Peres; Avec un Discours Préliminaire contenant un Abrégé de la Vie de M. Pascal, & l'Histoire des Provinciales. Nouvelle Édition.

      - Sans lieu et sans éditeur, 1767, 9x15. Reliure en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs, richement orné de motifs dorés. Pièce de titre claire. Encadrement pressé à froid des plats. Filet sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Très bel exemplaire, un seul manque sur en bas du mors gauche, et les coins légèrement frottés. Sinon intérieur très frais (envoi de photos sur demande). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres

      - Edizione completa in 21 volumi (Le célibataire, che andrebbe con il volume del Regulus, è legato separatamente) in-8°. Bella legatura in piena pelle con fregi dorati ai piatti e sui tasselli al dorso; autore e indicazione del numero del volume in oro su tassello in rosso. Risguardi marmorizzati, tagli gialli. Ottimo esemplare. Questo esemplare della raccolta di Dorat si caratterizza per la deliberata scelta di non rispettare l’ordine consueto nella successione dei volumi, tanto da lasciare legato al tomo nono un occhiello con la scansione Delalain dell’opera. Cohen-Ricci, p. 307, segnala come capolavori di Marillier in particolare Les baisers e Les Fables, ma la raccolta nel suo complesso offre una preziosa collezione dei migliori illustratori e incisori francesi dell’epoca; che già allora le Fables fossero considerate di gran pregio con le loro oltre 200 incisioni si evince anche dal prezzo indicato nella lista di Delalain: dieci volte superiore a quello degli altri volumi. I: [Lettres en vers, et œuvres mêlées de M. D.***, ci-devant Mousquetaire, recueillies par lui-même. T. I. A Paris, chez Sébastien Jorry, 1767], pp. 213, (1). II: Lettres d’une chanoinesse de Lisbonne a Melcour, officier français, et suivies de l’épître intitulée Ma philosophie, et de qualques poésies fugitives par M. Dorat. A Paris, chez Delalain, Libraire, 1780, pp. 96, 44, 88. III: Les victimes de l’amour, ou lettres de quelques amans célèbres A Paris, chez Delalain, Libraire, 1780, pp. 120. Epître a l’ombre d’un ami, suivie de deux Odes, & de quelques Idées sur Corneille. A Paris, chez Delalain, Libraire, 1777, pp. 46, (1). IV: Recueil de contes et de poemes par M. D. **. Quatrieme édition. A La Haye et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, 1776, pp. 175, (1). V: Mes fantaisies. Troisieme édition. A La Haye et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, 1770, pp. 363, (1). VI: Les Baisers, précédés du Mois de Mai. A La Haye et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, 1770, pp. 186. VII: Fables nouvelles. A La Haye et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, 1773, pp. XXII, (2), 176. VIII: Fables de M. Dorat. II volume, pp. 177-309, (3). IX: Mélanges de poésies fugitives A Paris, chez Delalain, 1780, pp. 156, (2). X: Mes nouveaux torts A Amsterdam et à Paris, chez Monory, 1775, pp. XXVII, 300. XI: Les sacrifices de l’Amour A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, 1772, pp. 300. XII: Les sacrifices de l’Amour A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, 1772, pp. 276. XIII: Les Malheurs de l’incostance A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, 1772, pp. XVI, 260. XIV: Les Malheurs de l’incostance A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, 1772, pp. (4), 247, (1). XV: La déclamation théâtrale, poëme didactique quatrième édition. A Paris, chez Delalain, 1771, pp. 238, (2). XVI: Volsidor et Zulménie A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, 1776, pp. 280. XVII: [Lettres en vers, et œuvres mêlées de M. D.***, ci-devant Mousquetaire, recueillies par lui-même. T. II. A Paris, chez Sébastien Jorry, M. DCC. LXVII. 1767], pp. (2), 206, (5). XVIII: Regulus, tragédie, et la Feinte par amour, comédie A Paris, chez Delalain, 1782, pp. VI, (2), 158, (2). XIX: Adélaïde de Hongrie A Paris, au Bureau du Journal des Dames, 1777, pp. (2), II, 156. Le chevalier français A Paris, chez Delalain, 1780, pp. 156. XX: Le célibataire, comédie en cinq actes A Paris, chez Delalain, 1776, pp. XXXII, 135, (1). XXI: Les prôneurs En Hollande, et se trouve à Paris, chez Delalain, 1777, pp. VIII, (2), 87, (1). Le malheureux imaginaire A Paris, chez Delalain, 1777, pp. XV, (1), 109, (1). Bibliografia: Brunet, II, p. 95; Cohen, pp. 307-321; BN de France, catalogue général des livres imprimés à 1970, s.v. Dorat. [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. In which is contained, A faithful Account of the several Places, People, Plants, Animals, & c. seen on the Voyage

      J. and F. Newbery 1767 - First edition of Byron´s voyage around the world. 1767. London. J. and F. Newbery. In 8vo (202 mm x 121 mm). 1 [blank] + 2 nn + 186 + 1 [blank]. Contemporary calf gilt, boards with double gilt fillet, inner dentelle gilt, rebacked preserving spine, red morocco title label, slightly worn with a few pieces missing. Minor spotting and foxing as often, offsetting on folios facing plates, contemporary notes on first blank, else fine. First edition. The voyage was destined mostly to the East Indies, but the true object was to make discoveries in the South Seas -New Albion on the American North West coast amongst other places. Byron (1723 ¿ 1786) sailed in 1764 in the Dolphin with junior officers Charles Clerke and John Gore. Both Clerke and Gore later sailed with James Cook, with Clerke taking command of the final voyage after Cook's death. Byron visited Brazil and then continued south through severe storms and ice for Patagonia and through the Strait of Magellan, relating one of the best accounts of the Strait to date ¿from this part of the voyage; he earned the name 'Foul-Weather Jack'. The expedition was searching for rumored islands and in the process identified a few new off the Falklands before being forced back to the Strait by storms. Ashore in Patagonia, he reported on the eight-foot tall Indians he found there (the famous meeting is shown in the frontispiece), and finally sighted the Falklands. He claimed them for England, unaware that Bougainville had recently claimed them for France. Ignoring his instructions to sail for New Albion, he headed for Juan Fernandez and the Tuamotus, where he discovered Danger Island and others in the Tokelaus and Gilberts before making for the Philippines, Sumatra, Cape of Good Hope and then home to England. Although no significant discoveries were made, thanks to the speed of the voyage, no men were lost to scurvy, the Falklands were secured for England and the Admiralty was stirred to make further exploratory voyages into the South Pacific. Illustrated with a frontispiece ¿A sailor giving a Patagonian Woman some Biscuit for her Child¿ and two more plates. Appended are Byron's notes on the Patagonians and earlier first-hand accounts of them by Magellan, Cavendish and others. The work has often been ascribed to midshipman Charles Clerke. Provenance, Wolfgang A. Herz, ex libris on front pastedown. Sabin, 9732. Hill, 313. Borba de Moraes, I 138. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Delle Corde ovvero Fibre Elastiche Schediasmi Fisico-Matematici

      Bologna: Stamperia di San Tommaso d'Aquino. 1767. Stiff early paper wrappers. 1f. (title printed in red and black), xxiv, 246, [ii] pp. + 7 folding engraved plates of diagrams and 1 folding plate between pp. 16-17. Occasional woodcut and engraved head- and tailpieces. A fine, uncut and unopened copy. & & Wrappers slightly worn and stained. . First Edition. Rare. Regazzi 2757. Not in Cortot, Wolffheim, Hirsch or Gregory Bartlett. RISM BVI p. 701 (no copies recorded in North America). & & Riccati was an Italian mathematician, music theorist, physicist and architect, the first to study the laws of a vibrating membrane.& & "The text of this work is divided into eight 'Schediasmi' and five dissertations. The first are devoted to the proportion between the distension of the cord and the force that it produces, compression of air, the proportion between the force applied to the middle of a stretched cord and the various effects, the vibration of a sonorous cord, the vibration of an aerial cord, the proportions of the cord of a musical instrument, the factors governing the frequency of the vibration generated by a natural or artificial instrument, and the propagation of sound in the air..." & & "Of the five dissertations at the end, the first two discuss the propagation of sound by line and radius from a central source, the first making the assumption that the vibration will remain constant throughout the range and the second assuming that the vibration will decrease as the distance from the source becomes greater. The third dissertation concerns the propagation of sound in spherical sectors. In the fourth dissertation, Riccati presents Euler's formula from his work on the nature of fire, on the means of determining the velocity with which sound is propagated in the air..." & & "The fifth, and final, dissertation is concerned with the hypothesis proposed by Frisi that the vibration is propagated through the air in a wave, the air molecules being set in motion by those already activated; this is in contrast to the notion that all of the air is set in motion simultaneously by the initial sound." Roberts & Trent: Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 278.

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        The Pilgrim’s Progress, From this World to that which is to Come. Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream . The thirty-sixth edition.

      Glasgow: Printed by John Robertson and sold at his shop 1768 1767 - 3 parts in one vol., the first part illustrated with 12 primitive full-page woodcuts, pp. [ii, blank], 264; [i, extra general title dated 1768], 166; 151, [1], 12mo, original publisher’s plain calf, raised bands on spine, worn at extremities, short splits at either end of upper joint, snag at head of spine, old (near-contemporary) repair to lower cover by sewing, and traces of stitching around about a quarter of the edge, contemporary ownership inscription on recto of first leaf of Hannah Casson of Darfield Bridge (Yorks), the inscription repeated but ending with the more colloquial ‘Brigge’, good Glasgow was the second provincial city (after Shrewsbury) to issue an edition of Pilgrim’s Progress, in 1717, and second only to Edinburgh (first 1759) in the number of editions published. Before 1773 these Glasgow editions are recorded in only one or two locations in ESTC, in one case three; the present edition NLS and Auckland only. John Robertson published 15 editions between 1755 and 1795. (ESTC T20085)

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica nec non Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica . quae omnia in hac Editione. 9 Volumes set.,

      Genua, Augustini Olzati, 1767 - Zus. ca. 5500 Seiten. *Frühe Ausgabe des klassischen Lexikons zum Kirchenrecht. Graesse II, 571. - "Seinen Ruhm verdankt er der ob des Stoffreichtums heute noch geschätzten Prompta bibliotheca canonica. Bologna 1746, oft ergänzt und neu hrsg., in der er über 700 Autoren anführt; bei gegensätzl. Ansichten sucht er die Mitte zw. Laxisten und Rigoristen" (LKTh. III, 1007). - Vgl. Schulte III, 531, 248. - "Für die Praxis des Kirchenrechts das geeignetste und umfassendste und bequemste Buch.". - Titelblätter mit altem Klosterstempel. Wenige Seiten etwas gebräunt, insgesamt sehr sauberes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 10000 25,5 x 19 cm. Halblederbände der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern (Rücken an den Kapitalen bestoßen, Deckel berieben).

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        Mémoires mis en ordre, avec des remarques par M. L. D. L. D. L. [l'abbé de l'Ecluse Des Loges]. Nouvelle édition, revue et corrigée.

      A Londres, 1767, - 8 vol. in-12, veau marbré, dos lisses cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Manques de papier aux contreplats inférieurs dus à une vignette ex-libris décollée. Légères traces d'usure aux mors néanmoins bon exemplaire.Nouvelle édition du texte établi par l'abbé de l'Ecluse des Loges en 1745. "L'abbé de l'Ecluse des Loges reprit le textes des Economies, remplaçant la deuxième personne par la première, atténuant les éloges outrés, émoussant les traits, substituant aux documents des analyses, bref faisant des Mémoires de Sully "élégants et agréables". (SHF, Hauser, 2574)

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        Epítome historial de la SS. Cruz, que se venera en su ermita del castillo de la Villa de las Peñas de San Pedro, Obispado de Cartagena.

      - M., Joachin Ibarra, 1767, 15,5 x 11 cm., pergamino, 15 h. + escudo grabado + 435 págs. + 2 h. (Es obra rara, el Catálogo Colectivo sólo registra dos ejemplares completos de esta obra. Ejemplar proveniente de la Biblioteca del Duque de T’Serclaes).

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Hamburgische Dramaturgie. 2 Bde. Hamburg, In Commission bey J.H. Kramer in Bremen, (1767-69). 5 Bll., 415 S., 1 Bl., 410 S. Mit 2 Titelvignetten u. einer hs. Widmung v. Gustaf Gründgens von 1937. Ldr. d. 19. Jhdt. m. RVerg., beide Deckel mit marmor. Papierbezug.,

      1767 - Seifert 662; Lachmann/Munckert S. 408-10; Goedecke IV/1, 404, 103; Lessing-Kat Wolfenbüttel 182; Borst 173; Neufforge S. 134. Erste Ausgabe der bedeutenden Sammlung dramaturgisch-theaterkritischer Beiträge und das 'erste moderne Handbuch über dramatische Kunst.' (PMM 213). In Lieferungen vom 22. April 1767 bis Ostern 1769 veröffentlicht anlässlich der Gründung des Hamburgischen Nationaltheaters, als dessen Dramaturg Lessing berufen wurde.- Es fehlt das 71. Stück (S. 145-152).- Widmungsexemplar von Gustaf Gründgens (1899 - 1963) für seinen stellvertretenden Generalintendanten der Preußischen Staatstheater Berlin Alfred Mühr: 'Meinem lieben Mitstreiter Alfred Mühr, den ich während der drei Jahre unserer gemeinsamen Arbeit immer getreulich neben mir gefunden habe, wenn es besonders hoch herging in kameradschaftlicher Verbundenheit Gustaf Gründgens Weihnachten 1937.' Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Lustspiele. 2 Tle. in 2 Bdn. Berlin, Voß, 1767. Titel, 352 S.; Titel, 442 S. Mit je 1 Holzschnitt-Vign. auf Titeln. Kl.-8°. Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt mit RVerg. und goldgepr. RSch. (leicht bestoßen).,

      1767 - WG 45 und 46.- Erstausgabe, sowie Erstausgabe der 'Minna von Barnhelm'.- Enthält Band I: Der junge Gelehrte, Die Juden, Der Misogyn; Band II: Der Freygeist, Der Schatz, Minna von Barnhelm oder das Soldatenglück.- Vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Het Overvloeijend Herte : Of, Nagelaten Verzen / Van Jan Luiken; . Met Vyf En Tachentig Konstige Figuuren . Door Cornelis Van Noorde

      Haarlem : C. H. Bohn 1767 - Description: [12], 281, [5] p. : ill. (copper engravings) ; 19 cm. (8vo) . Subjects: Bellinckhuys, Roelof. Didactic poetry, Emblem Books - Dutch. Mysticism - Poetry. Related item: Referenced by: Landwehr 420; Springer 5103. Bound in contemporary stiff card; terminal page attached. Page edges ceased as with age. An uncommonly good example of a scarce edition. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 281 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Progrès des Allemands dans les sciences, les belles-lettres et les arts, particulièrement dans la poésie, l'éloquence et le théâtre.

      Samuel et Jean Luchtmans, Leyde 1767 - Troisième édition revue et considérablement augmentée; 2 tomes en 1 volume; in-8, veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné de filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre et de tomaison de maroquin havane, triple filet doré sur les plats, roulette sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées.Reliure moyennement frottée, coins cognés, petit manque à la coiffe supérieure; Le livre contient une carte dépliante de l'Allemagne littéraire. Bielfeld rédigea le livre à la demande du Roi de Prusse alors qu'il était chambellan du prinde Ferdinand à la Cour de Hanovre; bel exemplaire; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BIBLIA SACRA Vulgatae Editionis, Sixti V & Clementis VIII. cum notis . et indice geographico J.B. Du-Hamel.

      Ioachimi de Ibarra, Matriti 1767 - 2 vols. Fol.m. Frontis grab. e iluminado, port, 5h, XLp, 678p = 1h, 681-1372p. Pasta española algo roz, nervios y dorados en lomo, cortes pintados. 1767

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        A General Chart of the Saint George's Channel, containing a Particular Description Of the bearings of each Point of Land by the Common Compass as well as the true Meridain Line, and their distances from each other: With the Depth of the Water, Harbours &c. Corrected from actual Surveys, experienced Pilots, &ca. And Published by Capt[ai]n Rob[er]t Williamson of Liverpool 1766. To the most High, most Puissant, an most Illustrious Prince Edward Hugustus Duke of York & Albany &c &c next Brother of his most Sacred Majesty, King George III, and Vice Admiral of the Blue Squadron of his Fleet &c &c. This Plate by Permission is humbly inscribed by his most Obedient and Dutifull Serv[an]t Robert Williamson. This Chart, before published, was shown to

      Published accord[in]g to Act of Parliament, Jan[uar]y 1767., Liverpool, - Large sea chart on six sheets, dissected and mounted on linen, fine original full-wash colour, insets of principal Welsh and Irish ports, large insets of Liverpool, Dublin, and Waterford, inset chart of the Firth of Clyde, dedications to the Lord Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, John Crosbie Major of Liverpool, and John Earl of Bute, within chart. A fine and rare chart of St George's Channel. By the middle of the eighteenth century, the Channel had become one of the busiest waterways in the world, with the ports of Bristol, Liverpool, Dublin and Waterford growing rich on the Atlantic trade in sugar and slaves, and the burgeoning industrial revolution. This beautiful chart "engraved on Six sheets of large Elephant Paper" was at the time of printing the largest and most accurate chart of the St George's Channel. The chart not only contains information on soundings, sand banks, and the times of the tides, but also depicts the defeat of the Francois Thurot, Captain of the 'MarÈchal de Belle-Isle', who had been terrorizing British interests since the start of the Seven Years War. Thurot met his end at the hands of HMS Pallas, HMS Brilliant, and HMS Aeolus, who caught up with him off the northern coast of the Isle of Man; during the action Francois Thurot was killed by a musket ball and his body thrown overboard. Also depicted is the 'Author [Captain Robert Williamson] Ship Wreck't [sic] Jan. 21. 1748 occassioned by the Errors of the Drafts then Extant' at Dundran Bay on the Irish coast. Little is known about the author of the chart, Captain Robert Williamson, save that he was a captain of some considerable experience of St George's Channel; and who saw, from bitter personal experience, the need for its accurate charting. We are only able to trace two institutional examples, one in the British Library and the other in the BibliothËque Nationale de France. BLMC Maps 1104.(6.); BNF Collection d'Anville, 01916 B.

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        Essai sur cette question : quand et comment l'Amérique a t-elle été peuplée d'hommes et d'animaux ? Par E.B.E. [= Engel, bailli d'Echalens].

      Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey 1767 - 5 vol. in-12, [4]-XXII-[6]-454, [4]-384, [4]-388, [8]-360 et [8]-228 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaison, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Coins frottés, mais bon exemplaire. Edition originale, qui se décline en deux formats : un volume in-4 et cinq volumes in-12. L'ouvrage, en dépit de son titre "moderne", ne doit évidemment pas être compris comme une étude anthropologique, encore moins paléontologique, dont les instruments n'existaient pas encore : il s'agit seulement pour l'auteur, comme pour ses prédécesseurs Grotius, Laet, Hornius, de faire coïncider l'existence de populations anciennement installées dans le Nouveau Monde avec les "données" extraites de l'Ecriture sur les origines de l'humanité. Il est donc abondamment question du déluge (a t-il ou non touché l'Amérique ?), du rattachement des peuples amérindiens à ceux cités dans la Bible, etc. Et de déluge, c'en est un d'hypothèses, toutes aussi conjecturales que leur fondement scripturaire, mais c'était le seul mode d'approche des contemporains. Le Bernois Samuel Engel (1702-1784) mena de conserve une carrière administrative et des occupations de bibliothécaire et d'érudit. Ses ouvrages présentent le côté consciencieux et un peu pesant de l'érudition helvétique. Sabin, 22 568. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sainte Bible en Latin en Francois. In seventeen volumes

      73 - Paris - Boudet, Desaint 1767 - A complete set of this French and Latin bible from the eighteenth century, illustrated with fold-out plates. Second Edition. Complete in seventeen volumes. In French. Featuring 34 fold-out maps and tables. 'La Sainte Bible en latin et en francois: avec des notes litterales, critiques et historiques, des prefaces et des dissertations, tirees du Commentaire de Dom Augustin Calmet, abbe de Senones, de M. l'abbe de Vence, & des auteurs les plus celebres; pour faciliter l'intelligence de l'Ecriture Sainte'. 'The Holy Bible in Latin and French: with notes, literal, critical and historical, of prefaces and essays, drawn from the commentry ofDom Augustin Calmet, abbe de Senones, M. l'abbe de Vence, and famous authors, to facilitate the understanding of Scripture'. 'Ouvrage enrichi de cartes gographiques et de figures. Seconde dition revue, corrige & augmente de diverses notes et dissertations nouvelles'. 'Work enriched with maps and figures. Second edition revised, corrected & expanded with various new notes and dissertations'. Antoine Augustin Calmet (26 February 1672 25 October 1757), a French Benedictine monk, was born at Mnil-la-Horgne, in the Meuse department, located in the region of Lorraine. After his ordinationon17th March 1696 he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Moyenmoutier. Here he began to gather the material for his commentary of the Bible, which he completed at Munster in Alsace where he was sent in 1704 as sub-prior and professor of Biblical exegesis. The first volume appeared in Paris in 1707 with the title Commentaire littral sur tous les livres de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testaments (A literal Commentary on all the Books of the Old and New Testaments); the last of the twenty-three quarto volumes, owing to various delays, was published only in 1716. To satisfy the demand for the work a second edition in twenty-six volumes quarto was issued 1714-1720, and a third, enlarged, edition in nine volumes folio 1724-1726. Condition: In full leather bindings. Externally, worn with some loss to the leather. Spine labels missing. Most joints cracked but generally holding firm. Three boards detached but present. Internally, generally firmly bound although some volumes are slightly strained in places. Front free endpapersof volumes 2 and 3 are detached but present. Generally clean with some scattered light foxing and some marginal tidemarks to several volumes. Evidence of past worming to the first few pages of volume 3 and the last few pages of volume 13. Copperplate ink signature to front pastedowns, dated 1819. Ink volume numbers to the front free endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a good interior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Taylor County

      AN IMPORTANT TEXAS LAND GRANT 35 ½" x 23 ¾" Texas, without gold mines or fabulous cities, was rich with abundant and affordable pubic land, which attracted a steady stream of visitors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Lured by the dream of land ownership or profit from land speculation, many left their homelands for the Texas wilderness. It would be difficult to find better illustrations of this migration than the county survey maps charting the boundaries of tracts and names of grantees. These early maps, contemporary with the arrival of new settlers, provide a fascinating visual history of Texas land policy and the settlement of the Lone Star State. While Texas remained a Spanish dominion, land grants were granted to Spanish subjects only. Authority to grant land rested with the viceroy of New Spain in Mexico City until 1767 when the governor of the province of Texas was invested with the authority to issue grants. In 1820 Spain passed a law allowing foreigners to settle in the empire. The government of the now independent Mexico, which controlled the vast public lands of Texas, followed its colonial predecessor's example and in the proceeding years thousands of Anglo Americans undertook the arduous journey across the continent to take advantage of the opportunity to become Texas landowners. Large land grants were also awarded to colony leaders called empresarios, the most famous of whom are probably Moses and his son Stephen Austin. With no central land office, each colony appointed a land commissioner to issue titles to settlers. In 1830 the Mexican congress outlawed further immigration from the United States, sparking the Texas Revolution in the fall of 1835. Upon the establishment of the new Republic in 1836, Texas secured ownership of more than 200 million acres of public land. The Republic of Texas continued the land policies of Spain and Mexico and under its constitution awarded first-class headright to land to all single men and heads of families residing in Texas on March 2, 1836. The first congress of the Republic also established a General Land Office and during the years of independence a total of 36,876,492 acres was parceled out. The pioneers who settled this land helped defend Texan borders from both Indians and Mexico, the latter of which was eager to regain its lands. They also provided valuable tax revenue for the new nation. Texas became the twenty-eighth state of the Union in 1845. With the exception of the thirteen colonies, it is unique among the states because, upon its admittance, it retained its public lands thus providing for its economic strength and success. The new state used some of this land to settle its debts and make public improvements. Under the terms of the Compromise of 1850, Texas ceded its claim to 67 million acres of land to the west and northwest of its current boundaries in exchange for a payment of $10 million. After the settlement of its $7.75 million of debt, Texas used the remainder of the payment to establish a permanent school fund, build a new capitol and governor's mansion, and create a hospital for the mentally ill. The settlement of this public land remained an important part of state policy. Many of the Spanish community property and homestead laws were retained through the era of Mexican rule and the republican period and remained in practice after Texas became a state. Among these, property was exempt from forced sale and land grants extended only as far as the riverbank and not to the middle of the stream, as dictated by Anglo-Saxon common law. Th. Book.

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        L'Empire des Turcs.

      Paris, Crepy, 1767.. Engraved map (24 x 35.5 cm), coloured by hand.. Showing the Arabian Peninsula in great detail. First published in 1747. - Al Ankary 171. Cf. Tibbetts 276.

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        Dictionare de Chirurgie... Par Mrs. le V***, de la M***.

      Paris, Lacombe, 1767.. 2 Bde. IV,688 u. 704 S. ,1 Bl. Ldr.d.Zt.m. reicher RVergold. (Einbde. sehr ähnlich, aber nicht gleich, kaum bestoßen, alter Name a.Tit.v. Bd.2, sonst sehr gutes Exempl.).Einzigste Ausg.. Hirsch/H. III,689 (Lavacher); Wellcome III,507; Barbier I,952 - Berühmtes chrirugisches Wörterbuch seiner Zeit.

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        THREE PAPERS, CONTAINING EXPERIMENTS ON FACTITIOUS AIR. [Cavendish's first paper Received May 12, 1766]

      London:: Royal Society,, 1767. Very Good++. A Very Good++ extract in modern black buckram boards with gilt lettering spine from Phil. Trans. Vol. LVI, 1766, pp. 141-184--Introductory remarks by Cavendish pp. 141-143; Part I pp. 144-159; Part II pp. 159-175; Part iii pp. 175-184. Complete with large foldout plate. Scattered foxing. 8vo.

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        This Day Were Published, the Following Very Useful books, Printed for and Sold By Henry Webley, at His Original Shop for Books of Architecture, Perspective, &c. In Holborn, Near Chancery-Lane; and are Also Now Sold By the Principal Booksellers at all the Chief Cities and Noted Towns in England, Scotland and Ireland

      1767. (London, Henry Webley), 27th November 1767. 8vo. 25 cm. 4pp. Drop-head title, unstitched and unbound bifolium. An extremely well preserved catalogue of 28 architectual and cabinet making works clearly intended for the working artisan. It includes Crunden's Convenient and Ornamental Architecture, Garrett's designs and estimates for Farm-Houses, The Chimney-Piece Makers Assistant and Barrett's New Book of Ornaments. A very fine copy of a very rare catalogue (one copy only at the British Library).

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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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        Engraved Mourning portrait on Silk of John Quincy Adams

      - [Engraved portrait on silk] John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Former U.S. President (1825-1829). Silk ribbon measuring approx. 5 5/8" x 2 5/8" commemorating Adams’ death in 1848. A nice profile engraving of John Quincy Adams on silk (his wife raised silk worms for silk to make her gowns) The quotation on the front of the ribbon reads:

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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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        A Course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy

      Bryan Robinson / J. Nourse, UK 1767 - London, Printed by J. Nourse for Bryan Robinson, 1767. Hardback fourth edition. 11 Fold-out plates. [x] 404 [2] p. Final leaf of adverts. Collation matches copy held at Oxford. Some rubbing to boards, top of upper hinge has slight split. Front free endpaper worn and torn and barely hanging on. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Wormhole starting from the rear (as in bookworm, not timespace anomaly - at least we assume this to be the case). Richard Helsham was best known as the personal doctor of Jonathan Swift. Bryan Robinson was one of Helsham's pupils and published the book after Helsham's death, adding the preface. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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