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        "The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: newly translated out of original tongues: and with the former translations diligently repaired and revised.."

      London: Mark Baskett ... and by the assigns of Robert Baskett. 1767. "Large paper copy (measuring nearly 5 centimeters larger than that cited in Darlow & Moule!), large 4to, 1 volume expanded to 2, unpaginated; sectional title-p. for the N.T.; contemporary full red goatskin, elaborate borders on covers incorporating a Greek key design enclosing lilies with birds and vases with flowers, an with a central monogram ""M*B"" on an oval green morocco onlay, surrounded by a black morocco onlay tooled with cherubs, the whole surrounded by a flame tool, smooth spines richly gilt and gilt-lettered direct, a.e.g.; minor overall rubbing but generally a very good, sound, and handsome, sumptuous binding. & & Facing the first leaf in each volume is the following inscription: This Book was presented to me by my Son in Law Coll. Stephen Delancy and at my decease I bequeath it to my beloved grand daughter Miss Phila Delancy as witness my hand, Maria Barclay. New York, 15 August, 1786."" & & The Delancys were a prominent New York loyalist family. Stephen Delancy remained in New York throughout the Revolution but left for Nova Scotia in 1783; presumably he commissioned these bindings from England at some prior date (cf. his mother-in-law's initials on the central onlays). The binder has not been identified, but it is similar to the one executed a binding described in Maggs catalogue 966, item 154 (the onlay decoration being almost identical). & & Also included beneath the above inscription is a further one, dated 1834, from Phila Delancy to her nephew, William de Lancey Lawson. & & Darlow and Moule mention an engraved title-p. for those on regular paper, but no such mention in the Darlow & Moule citation for the L.P. copy, nor, for that matter, in any of the OCLC records. & & Darlow & Moule 1181."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Die Insel Sanct Thomas mit den Plantagen 1767

      Nuremberg, 1767. No Binding. Very Good. 6 ¾ x 12 ½ inches. Fine hand color; bottom and top margins extended with very slight loss, very good condition. One of the few obtainable maps of St. Thomas published prior to 1800. The attractively colored map names many plantations, many of the island's bays as well as the smaller islands surrounding Saint Thomas including Lille Saba. The map appeared in Oldendorp's "History of the Evangelical Brethren on the Caribbean Islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John," the earliest history of the Virgin Islands.

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        Della coltivazione e dell'uso delle patate e d'altre piante commestibili.

      Subject: (Gastronomia - Agricoltura). Venezia, appresso Modesto Fenzo, 1767, 4to brossura cart. coevo muto, pp. 72 con testat. capolettera e marca tipografica al front. xilogr. (Soft Cover)

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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.Lowndes, p. 1830.

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      Berlin; Stettin, Bey F. Nicolai. 1767. Later full leather. 12mo. 14; 68; 16; 48; 112; 132; 64; [12], 309, [1]; pages. 17 cm. First edition (of Phaedon, and all tracts) . In German. With frontispiece portrait of the author. Moses Mendelssohn’s chief philosophical work, "Phädon" (1767) ; on the immortality of the soul, which follows Plato's dialogue of the same name. “The ‘Phädon’ was the most widely read book of its time. Its special charm was its elegant and lucid style. Never before in Germany had philosophical questions been treated in such clear language; so that his contemporaries with justice called him the ‘German Plato. ’ The ‘Phädon’ is one of the best productions of classic German prose; it was reprinted fifteen times and translated into nearly all the European languages, while a number of Hebrew versions were made. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . Bound with a collection of the major letters of the 1770 Lavater Controversy; each contains original title page (various publishers, 1770) ; starting with the “Zueignungs-Schreiben des Herrn Lavaters in Zürich an Herrn Moses Mendelssohn in Berlin”, Lavater’s dedicatory epistle of his translation of Bonnet, publicly challenging Mendelssohn to refute the book publicly, which began the controversy; followed by “Schreiben an den Herrn Diaconus Lavater zu Zürich” (Mendelssohn’s response) ; followed by “Gedanken über die Zumuthung Lavaters an Moses Mendelssohn ein Christ zu warden” (Lavater’s reply) ; followed by “Schreiben an den Herrn Moses Mendelssohn über die Lavaterische und Kölbelische Angelegenheiten gegen Herrn Mendelssohn” (Kolbele’s first attck) ; followed by “Schreiben an den Herrn Diaconus Lavater zu Zu¨rich” (Hesse’s letter) ; followed by “Zweytes Schreiben an Herrn Moses Mendelssohn insonderheit u¨ber den ehemahligen Mendelssohnischen Deismus” (Kolbe’s second attack, charging Mendelssohn as a deist) ; with, finally the 1771 “Rede bey der Taufe zweyer Berlinischen Jsraeliten so durch Veranlassung der Lavater und Mendelsohinschen Streitschriften zum wahren Christenthum übergetreten. Samt einem kurzen Vorberichte” by Lavater. Bound in later full leather, with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Immortality. Socrates. Judaism - Apologetic works. Lavater Controversy. Less than 18 copies of each of the Lavater letters on OCLC; in some cases OCLC lists only a single one of these letters. Phaedon lacks pages 23-26. Light rubbing to edges of leather, light foxing in margins on a few pages throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (KH-1-7) .

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        Biblioteca degli volgarizzatori, o sia notizia dall' opere volgarizzate d'autori, che scrissero in lingue morte prima del secolo XV / opera postuma del segretario Filippo Argelati, Bolognese ; tomi IV. coll' addizioni e correzioni di Angelo Teodoro Villa, Milanese, comprese nella parte II. del tomo IV

      Milan: Federico Agnelli, 1767 - Fine set of this massive and important bibliography by the Bolognese Argelati (1685-1755), posthumously published , with additions and corrections by Angelo Teodoro Villa (1723-1794) (ITALIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY) First edition. 5 volumes in 2 vols., 4to (25.5 x 20 cm.; 10 x 8 inches). Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I. xv, [1], 343; [2], 352; [2], 423; [2], 374, [4]; pp. 375-805 (Additioni). Contemporary half vellum over patterned paper boards, brown morocco lettering-piece to spine (extremities slightly bumped or rubbed). BEAUTIFUL COPY, uncut [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'arte di ben conoscere, e distinguere le qualit? de' cavalli, d'introdurre, e conservare una razza nobile, e di risanare il cavallo da' mali, a' quali soggiace. Con l'aggiunta del libro quarto, che tratta di molti medic

      Subject: (Ippologia). Venezia, presso Antonio Decastro, 1767, 8vo brossura rifatta con cartoncino semirigido muto, incisione xilografica al frontespizio, pp. XVI.264-(2) con quattro tavole incise in rame (una ripiegata) f.t. (Soft Cover)

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      Printed for T. DAVIES, LONDON 1767 - TITLE: THE IDLER By SAMUEL JOHNSON 1767 in 2 VOLS. BOOKPLATE OF 'SIR GEORGE CORNWALL' present AUTHOR: PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: Printed for T. DAVIES, London 1767 EDITION: Reprint Edition with 'THE THIRD EDITION' on title page ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: Rare, Literature BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jacket COLOR: BROWN SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 294, 330 pages. CONDITION: The books are in good plus condition; there are minor cracks to the leather at the hinges (still tight); there is slight chips to the spine near the 'Volume' words. BOTH VOLUMES HAVE THE BOOKPLATE OF 'SIR GEORGE CORNWALL - BARONET, MOCCAS'. Books are without marks or writings, pages are clean and books are tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in book. Good/None dust jacket condition as issued. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: WITH ADDITIONAL ESSAYS. BOTH VOLUMES HAVE THE BOOKPLATE OF 'SIR GEORGE CORNWALL - BARONET, MOCCAS'. COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 008459 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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      - Lisbonae, Ignatii Nogueira Xisto, 1767,2 tomos encuad. en 1 vol. gran folio piel, 745 págs + 8h., con un grabado a plena plana HISTORIA

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        Abhandlungen von Schuß- Hieb- und Stichwunden nebst einem Anhange von der Einrichtung eines Feldhospitals und dem Verzeichniße alles dessen, was dazu erfordert wird. Aus der französischen Handschrift des Verfassers

      Straßburg, Johann Gottfried Bauer 1767.. 8°. XLVIII, 642, 14 S. Mit 7 gefalt. Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg., Rücken stellenweise fachger. restauriert, anfangs kl. Wurmgang - ohne Textverlust. Not in Wellcome; Waller I, 344. - Außerordentlich seltene deutsche Ausgabe. Sehr erweitert gegenüber der französischen Ausgabe von 1750. 'Eine der wichtigsten Arbeiten über Militärchirurgie des 18. Jahrhunderts....' - "One of the most importent works on military surgery during the 18th century. Ravaton, a skillfull army surgeon, was the first to employ a tin boot, suspended on four rings, for the "hanging" position of broken bones. He was also the first to to adopt the double-flap method in amputations" (Garrison-Morton 2154, French edition 1768).

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      Published by Carington Bowles, 1767 (Circa.). Paperback. Very Good. Very good condition. Coloured folding linen-backed map, 28 x 21". In decorative slipcase. Slipcase is worn. [S]

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        Cornwall divided into Hundreds

      London: , 1767. Size: 240 × 335 mm. Copperplate engraving. Very good condition. From 'The Atlas Anglicanus', first published in atlas form in 1767 and then reissued again in 1777. Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin were active, well respected and prolific cartographers and publishers of maps and atlases during the eighteenth century. This detailed county map of Cornwall has a tremendous amount of fascinating local information about many of the larger county towns. Inset map of The Scilly Isles and a small explanation table provided.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Du 8 decembre, 1766.

      Utan ort, 1767. Liten 8:o. 32, 49-56 s. Häftad, i senare marmorerat pappomslag, med etikett med författarnamnet. Delvis hårt skuren. Från Ericsbergs bibliotek. Åhlen 17:218. Warmholtz 6451, utan att avslöja författarnamnet! En vederläggning av skriften "Lettre d'un suedois demeurant à Londres, skriven av dåvarande "svenskfienden" Ludvig von Hess och publicerad samma år; en smädeskrift som enligt Warmholtz lyser av "okunnoghet, dierfhet och det bittraste parti-agg". Warmholtz påstår, troligen på grund av ett skrivfel, att hans skrift polemiserar mot skriften "Der enlarvte falsche Statist", också av Hess. I Hess skrift hävdas hattåsikten att Sverige borde lämna den nya vänskapen med England och Ryssland och istället alliera sig med Frankrike. Warmholtz tyckte som gammal god mössa givetvis mycket illa om dessa åsikter. Även C. G. Tessin lät, enligt Warmholtz, sig genom denna skrift blameras. Heinrich Ludwig von Hess (1719-84) var en pommersk (en del källor gör dock gällande att han var född i Göteborg) debattör och satiriker som förde ett kringflackande liv. 1746 vistades han i Wismar men gjorde sig omöjlig genom en grov satir över stadens magistrat. Han bosatte sig i Stralsund men trakasserades av det av honom bittert kränkta svenska riksrådet. Han flyttade hastigt till Hamburg och Altona, varifrån han propagerade mot Sveriges dåvarande mösstyrda regering. Vid slutet av 1765-66-års riksdag, som åter givit mössorna makten, utnyttjade hattarna den nya tryckfriheten för att på alla sätt komma åt mössorna. Även den utländska pressen utnyttjades. Rådet försökte med alla medel få stopp på detta. Man hotade boktryckare, och på postkontoret i Hamburg konfiskerade man brev för att komma åt misstänkta författare. (Malmström VI, s. 19). Hess lyckades med denna och en rad andra smädesskrifter reta upp rådet så till den grad att man diskuterade möjligheten att helt sonika låta kidnappa honom. Han steg snabbt till danskt justitieråd och erhöll en pension. Dessa gunstbevis grusade han dock 1767 genom att skriva "falska och skadliga" meddelanden om Danmark i utländska tidningar. Endast genom en hastig flykt undgick han att bli gripen. Efter statsvälvningen 1772 togs han till nåder i Sverige, utnämndes till regeringsråd och erhöll så småningom Nordstjärneorden. Han flyttade till Hamburg varifrån han forsatte sitt skriveri, snart lyckades han dock återigen göra sig omöjlig genom gravt förolämpande anmärkningar på stadens styrelse. Hans förgripliga skrift brändes offentligt. Hess publicerade en "Warnung an andere arrogante Magisträte", flyttade till Erfurt och slutligen till Berlin där han avled 1784. Otto Beneke skriver i ADB om Hess stora mångsidighet, han behandlade bl.a. teologiska , juridiska, biografiska, historiska och medicinska frågor, och hann dessutom med en omfattande tidningsproduktion och "litterära holmgångar, samt satirer av den fräckaste, mest maliciösa sort". Om han inte besuttit sådana oädla karaktärsegenskaper, menar Beneke, och behandlat sitt stoff lite mer noggrant, hade han kunnat räknas till sitt århundrades främsta författare

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        Der Eremit

      Leipzig, Jacobaer 1767 - 1769.. Tle. 1 - 6 und 9 - 12 (von 12) in 5 Bänden. Mit 10 gest. Titelvign. Pappbde. d. Zt. ADB II, 624; Kirchner 5042. - Die moralische, politische, satirische und historische Wochenschrift des Freiherrn von Bielfeld sah sich der Erziehung des Landadels verpflichtet. - Die einfachen Einbände etwas berieben und leicht fleckig; Exlibris jeweils entfernt.

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        The Connexion of the Roman,Saxon,and English Coins,Deduced From Observations on the Saxon Weights and Money

      London. William Boyer. 1767. Bound in full, silver gilt tiled modern faux morocco. Siver gilt titles and date to spine. Thick 4to. 8.5" x 11". The First Edition. Illustrated by examples of coinage en texte, tables, etc. This learned and ingenious work is said to have made its appearance & from the press in consequence of a discovery made & by Martin Folkes, Esq. of the old Saxon pound ; & and it now forms the chief foundation of Mr. Clarke's & literary character. It was extolled by the scholars & of his day as replete with curious and profound & learning, and not less remarkable for the clearness & and sagacity of its reasoning, than for the taste and & discernment displayed in its specimens and illus- & trations. The publication was followed by letters & of congratulation from some of the most distin- & guished persons in the kingdom ; and notwithstand- & ing the progress of antiquarian knowledge since & his time, it still continues to be a standard work & upon the subject, and is consulted by all who are & desirous of cultivating this recondite department & of ancient literature. & & Records indicate no copy of the First Edition has been offered at Auction in over 20 years. & Several tiny light scuffs to covers.Small gouge to fore-edge. tiny dark spot to Top Edge. Edges of Title Page and two Index pages are chipped and have been professionallly bordered for protection with conservator's trasparent strip adhesicve to a most fastidious effect. This preservation in now way intrudes upon text block.An extremely crisp, fresh and clean copy of this extraordinarily rare and important numismatic classic.

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        Eugénie.L'Honnête Criminel.Lettre de Biblis

      Merlin. Jorry. 1767 - Fort et grand in-12 ( 190x120 mm ) plein veau brun moucheté, dos à 5 nerfs, titre doré sur pièce de maroquin brun foncé, fers, fleurons et filets dorés dans les caissons, guirlandes dorées en queue, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches pigmentées.- FENOUILLOT DE FALBAIRE. L'honnête Criminel, Drame en cinq Actes & en vers. Amsterdam et Paris, chez Merlin, 1767. VII, 109 pages.- BEAUMARCHAIS M. de. Eugénie, Drame en cinq Actes en Prose, enrichi de Figures en Taille-Douce, avec Un Essai sur le Drame sérieux. Paris chez Merlin, 1767. XLIV,118 pages. 5 Gravures hors-texte.- BLIN DE SAINMORE. Héroïdes ou Lettres en vers. Paris chez Delalain, 1768. 144 pages.Lettres de Biblis à Caunus son frère précédée d'une lettre à l'auteur. Paris chez Jorry, 1767. 1 Gravure hors-texte, 2 gravures in-texte.Lettre de Gabrielle d'Etrées à Henri IV précdée d'une épître à M. de Voltaire et de sa réponse. Paris chez Jorry, 1767. 1 gravure hors-texte, 2 gravures in-texte.Lettre de Sapho à Phaon précédée d'une épître à Rosine, d'une vie de Sapho, & suivie d'une Traduction en Vers de ses Ouvrages. Paris chez Jorry, 1768. 1 gravure hors-texte, 2 gravures in-texte.Hymne à Vénus. Lettre de Jean Calas à sa femme et à ses enfans précdée d'une épître à Mde de ** sur le Sentiment. Paris chez Jorry, 1768. 1 gravure hors-texte, 2 gravures in-texte. Anciens. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Insel Sainte Croix mit den Namen der Plantagen die bestraendig sind

      Nuremberg, 1767. No Binding. Very Good. 6 7/8 x 12 5/8 inches. Bottom margin close, top margin trimmed with slight loss, very good. One of the few obtainable maps of St. Croix published prior to 1800. The attractively colored map shows the island divided into its administrative quarters. Sugar mills, plantations, and the towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted are shown. The map appeared in Oldendorp's "History of the Evangelical Brethren on the Caribbean Islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John," the earliest history of the Virgin Islands.

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        The Complete Grazier Gentleman and Farmer's Directory.Containing the best instructions for buying breeding and feeding Cattle, Sheep and Hogs ... written by a cou try gentlemen

      London: J. Almon, 1767. Full contemporary calf, very faint remains of a lettering piece on spine, gilt design on edges to board. Near fine . xii, 252 (prelim leaf has 2pp adverts). Woodcut oon p. 181. Bookplate of R.A.G Festing on front pastedown with ink ownership inscription above-'Effingham'. Speckled edges Perkins suggests that the later Complete Grazier by Horne was based on this work, but a quick comparison of the contents and text of both works suggests otherwise, but the book was obviously very popular at the time, as a second edition (Perkins 381) was published in the same year. ESTC T129052, Kress 6421

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        Plan Der Stadt Osnabrück ... 1767." Grundriss der Stadt mit Befestigungsanlagen, darunter Gesamtansicht. 2 Darstellungen auf 1 Blatt

      Kupferstich von Christian Ludolph Reinhold 1767. 45x66 cm. - Osnabrück Kat. 65 - Biogr. Hb. Os. S. 238f. - Kessemeier / Koch 2.40 - Nicht bei Israel/Borchers. Dekoratives Blatt. Der Grundriss zeigt Alt- und Neustadt mit einem Maßstab von 100 Osnabrückschen Ruthen. Links auf einem wie eine Papierrolle gestalteten Tableau die ausführlicher Legende zum Plan: A - Z der Kirchen und Hauptgebäude und 1 - 66 der Tore, Pforten, Straßen, Gassen und Plätze; sowie eine separate Legende zum Schloss a - r. Die Gesamtansicht unten ist in einer Rokoko-Umrahmung mit dem Stadtwappen eingefaßt, auch hier werden die Prinzipalgebäude durch eine Legende A - U erläutert.Christian Ludolph Reinhold (1739 Wunstorf - 1791 Versmold) Mathematiker, Zeichner, Vermesser und Schriftsteller. Er "gehört in die vorderste Reihe der Osnabrücker Aufklärer". Seit 1763 in Osnabrück als Privatlehrer für Mathematik und Kunst tätig, von 1765 bis 1790 unterrichtete er am Ratsgymnasium Mathematik und Physik.Kurzer Randeinriss restauriert. Abzug von der Original-Platte um 1880.

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        Dictionnaire anti-philosophique pour servir de Commentaire & de Correctif au Dictionnaire Philosophique, & aux autres Livres qui ont paru de nos jours contre le Christianisme. Ouvrage dans lequel on donne en abrégé les preuves de la Religion, & la Réponse aux objections de ses adversaires, avec la notice des principaux Auteurs qui l'ont attaquée, & l'apologie des Grands Hommes qui l'ont défendue

      1767. chez la veuve Girard & François Seguin à Avignon, 1767 in 8 (20 x 12,5 cm), XX + 451 pages. Reliure en veau blond de l'époque, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre rouge, caissons, fers et titre dorés, tranches rouges. Première édition de cet ouvrage du bénédictin Louis-Mayeul Chaudon (1757-1817) Célèbre réponse au Dictionnaire philosophique de VOLTAIRE et aux ouvrages des Encyclopédistes. Tout en rendant justice aux talents d'écrivain de Voltaire, l'auteur repoussait avec force ses attaques contre la religion, mais il conserva l’anonymat pour échapper aux sarcasmes de Voltaire. L'édition de 1767 ne comprend qu'un seul ouvrage alors que la seconde édition en 1769, fortement augmentée en comptera deux, ainsi que les éditions qui suivirent. Chaudon est aussi l'auteur du célèbre Nouveau dictionnaire historique - Reliure en bon état avec infimes manques aux coiffes, intérieur très frais, à noter que les gardes ont des marges jaunies, Bon exemplaire

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        Monumenti Antichi Inediti Spiegati ed Illustrata

      Published by the Author 1767 - FIRST EDITION, superbly illustrated with 208 beautiful copper-plate engravings and numerous in-text illustrations and vignettes. ROME: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1767. Folio, contemporary vellum with original red leather label, decorated endpapers. Two volumes in one. Text in Italian. Bookplates. Light wear to binding, very small library number on dedication leaf, small tear to endpaper. Occasional light foxing. Plates very clean. A superb, wide-margined copy in contemporary vellum of the beautifully-illustrated first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Boston: Thomas & John Fleet, 1767.. [4],iv,539pp. Contemporary calf. Spine worn, foot of spine chipped. Boards rubbed and scuffed, worn at extremities. Early 19th-century ownership inscriptions on pastedown and titlepage. Minor soiling and toning to text. About very good. First edition of the second volume of Hutchinson's history of Massachusetts Bay from its 1691 charter until 1750. The work includes an index to the first two volumes. The first volume, originally published in Boston in 1764, discusses the early years of the colony from first settlement in 1628 until 1691. Hutchinson, the last colonial governor of Massachusetts, fled the colony at the onset of the Revolution. HOWES H853. EVANS 10658. NAIP w020464. SABIN 34078.

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        CATALOGUE DES LIVRES provenans de la Bibliothèque de M. L. D. D. L. V. disposé et mis en ordre, avec une Table Alphabétique des Auteurs.

      A Paris, chez Guill. François de Bure le jeune, 1767. - 2 volumes in-8. LIV. 1f. 618pp. + 2ff. 400pp. Plein veau marbré, dos lisses ornés (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale. Très rare catalogue de la première vente de livres du célèbre bibliophile le Duc de La Vallière (1708-1780) qui avait réuni dans son château de Montrouge une immense collection. Ce catalogue comprenait 5633 titres dont une quantité considérable de manuscrits précieux. Les prix ont tous été notés à l'époque dans les marges. Petite réparation à l'angle de la page de titre du tome 1. Bel exemplaire, très frais. Jonathan Hill, Catalogus Catalogorum, III, 50. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prospect der stadt Florentz. Vorstellung des Tauf Actus der Grosherzoglichen Prinzessin, weelker den 14 Ian. 1767. Vor sich gieng.

      Incisione in rame, b/n cm 31,5 x 39 (alla lastra), unica indicazione al margine sup. ds. ?ad Relat. Vern. 1767, p. 78?. La scena raffigura una bella veduta della città in un terzo superiore di foglio e una scena congressuale, con laici ed ecclesiastici, nei due terzi inferiori. Rara rappresentazione di ambiente fiorentino di ignota provenienza. Esemplare rifilato al margine laterale sinistro in prossimità della parte incisa e, al margine laterale destro, al di fuori della battuta battuta della lastra. La carta è molto fine ma con una buona impressione di tutta la parte incisa.

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        1765 Tables and tracts, relative to several arts and science

      1767 1st. edition. "Very Rare 1st edition," Complete, all plates very good and present, all pages and leading and tailing blancs present. Binding tight, secure, complete, original. Mathematics Astronomy Horology Clocks / Benjamin Franklin Magic Plates, a famous 1st edition collection of essays on actuarial and other calculations relating to death probabilities, conjunctions of the sun and moon, surveying, the workings of clocks, and other manifestations of probability, all illustrated and proved by charts and tables taken from de Moivre and Simpson. Ferguson (1710-1776) was the son of a Scottish tenant farmer and received little formal education. While working at a variety of domestic jobs, he mastered the elements of surveying, horology, astronomy and portraiture. Colin Maclaurin discovered Ferguson's mechanical abilities and introduced him to Martin Folkes, who encouraged Ferguson to lecture to the Royal Society about his astronomical contrivances. A skilled designer of clocks and planispheres (as well as a 'solar eclipsareon'), he became an accomplished public speaker and expounder of Newtonian ideas, especially after the publication of his Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles (1756), which went through seventeen editions. This treasure contains a large folding plate of an orrery, a folding plate of a "magic square of squares" done by Benjamin Franklin, and a folding plate of a "magic circle of circles" done by Benjamin Franklin. Throughout the text are numerous charts and tables, taken from the work of Abraham de Moivre and Thomas Simpson.Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: leather binding;Good condition ,tight, original.. Pages: complete with all 328 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : Millar & Cadell, 1767. 1st ed Size: ~8.25in X 5.5in (21cm x 14cm)

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        The Universal English Short-Hand; or, The Way of Writing English, in the Most Easy, concise, regular, and beautiful Manner, Applicable to any other Language, But particularly adjusted to our own.

      Printed by Joseph Harrop, Manchester 1767 - ix, [1], [3]-92pp. There are two minor pagination errors: page 69 is erroneously numbered 68; the page number 76 is missing. The text is complete. Recent dark brown patterned paper over boards, spine lettered in gold. One engraved table and twelve engraved plates. Occasional light foxing, old repair to title page, otherwise very clean. A very good+ copy. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Istoria ecclesiastica. tradotta dal francese dal signor Conte Gasparo Gozzi.

      Firenze, 1767 - Ventisei volumi di cm. 24,5, pp. oltre 10.000 complessive. Bella vignetta a ciascun frontespizio, fini testate incisi in rame e finalini xilografici. Legature coeva in piena pergamena rigida, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli in oro su tasselli. Picole mancanze a 2/3 tasselli, qualche fioritura sparsa, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Celeberrima e per certi versi insuperata opera storica, non comune a reperirsi completa di tutti i volumi come il presente esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Charter Granted by His Majesty to the Governor and Company of the English Colony of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, in New-England, in America

      Newport: Samuel Hall, 1767. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. None. Very Good/No Jacket. Tall 8vo. Near Fine. 12 unbound pages, including title page. Clean. New England. AMH3/10301.

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        The Works of Jonathan Swift

      68 - Dublin - J. Williams, 1767 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of works from satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric, Jonathan Swift. Containing his poetry, miscellaneous works, essays, prose and letters. Edited with notes both historical and critical by J. Hawkesworth. Reissued from the nine volume edition published by G. and A. Ewing in 1758. Featuring an engraved title page to every volume. Swift is probably the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, MB Drapier or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. Swift's first major prose work, A Tale of a Tub, demonstrates many of the themes and stylistic techniques he would employ in his later work. It is at once wildly playful and funny while being pointed and harshly critical of its targets. Swift was part of the inner circle of the Tory government, and often acted as mediator between Henry St John (Viscount Bolingbroke) the secretary of state for foreign affairs (171015) and Robert Harley (Earl of Oxford) lord treasurer and prime minister (171114). Swift recorded his experiences and thoughts during this difficult time in a long series of letters to Esther Johnson, later collected and published as The Journal to Stella. The animosity between the two Tory leaders eventually led to the dismissal of Harley in 1714. Fifteen volumes of the original seventeen containing Volume II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI. Condition: All volumes are uniformly bound in calf bindings. Externally, all volumes are rubbed, with wear to extremities. One spine is cracked and loss to thirteen spine labels. Five boards are detached but present, five joints are cracked andsix joints are starting. Internally, generally firmly bound, although failed in places to volume thirteen. Bright throughout, with the odd spot and some marginal tide marks that do not encroach on the text. Ink signature to the front pastedown of every volume, and armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of one volume..

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        A Short Treatise on the English Tongue. Being an Attempt to render the Reading and Pronunciation of the Same More Easy to Foreigners.

      Printed for R. Horsfield in Ludgate Street, and I. Allix in Glanville Street, Rathbone Place,, London: 1767 - Written anonymously by Granville Sharp (1735 - 1813), classicist, author, musician and one of the earliest British campaigners against slavery. Sharp devised the plan to settle freed blacks in Sierra Leone, and is considered one of the founding fathers of the nation. Sharp was instrumental in assisting James Somersett, an American slave who came to England and escaped from his owner; Somersett's Case of 1772 was a victory for Sharp and Somersett in that it forced the Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Lord Mansfield, to acknowledge that English law did not in fact allow slavery and thus Somersett became a free man the moment he arrived in English territory. 8vo, (xviii), 30pp, 912), 9, 1 (errata). Green gilt edged boards, lacking spine. Internally, first few pages unbound, otherwise very good. OCLC: 11272073 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Letter to Lord Clive, on the Great Benefits which may result to the Publick from patriotically expending a small part of a large private fortune: particularly in promoting the Interests of Agriculture, by forming an Experimental Farm. Containing a practical Course of Management, with Estimates of the Expences and Profit. Illustrated with a Plan of the Farm

      One large folding engraved plate. 56 pp. 8vo, stitched as issued (half-title a little soiled), uncut. London: W. Nicoll, 1767. First edition and quite rare. "In this little pamphlet of 56 pages Young assumed that Clive would spend part of his reputedly tremendous fortune made in India in purchasing land, since 'consequence and importance in this kingdom are more annexed' to land than to money. He urged Clive to purchase a large estate of waste land which should be enclosed, brought into cultivation, and turned into a vast experimental farm for crop rotations, various methods of soil treatment, new crops, and scientific stock breeding. He estimated the initial expense as about 26,000 pounds, but predicted that in time the profits might amount to 2000 pounds a year. But Young also had plenty of plans for spending the profits. To be useful the experiments should be published. The remainder of the profits could well be applied for agricultural premiums, and to send a qualified person on an agricultural tour of Europe, as suggested in that recent publication, the Farmer's Letters. Unfortunately Clive never attempted to discover the ingenious author to appoint him supervisor of the whole scheme, manager of the experiments, editor of the publications, administrator of the premiums, and traveller extraordinary."-Gazley, The Life of Arthur Young, pp. 28-29. A crisp clean copy, uncut as issued, and preserved in a folding cloth box. .

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        Emilius and Sophia

      London - T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt, 1767 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound copy of this treatise on the education of the whole person for citizenship by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. A new edition. Illustrated throughout withfive engraved platesDue to a section of the book entitled Profession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar, Emile was banned in Paris and Geneva and was publicly burned in 1762. During the French Revolution, Emile served as the inspiration for what became a new national system of education. Complete in four volumes. Condition: Expertly rebacked in full calf bindings. Externally, generally smart, with just a few marks to the original leather. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some light spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Lebensgeschichte des berühmten Mathematikers und Künstler Peter Anichs eines Tyrolerbauers. Verfasset von einer patriotischen Feder

      München, Crätz 1767.. Mit gest Portrait und gest. Titelvignette. 5 Bll., 64 S., 2 Bll. Pappband d. Zt. 4°. ADB I, 465; Wurzbach I, 42. Die erste Biographie Anichs, im Jahr nach seinem Tode erschienen. Anich war Bauernsohn und arbeitete bis zum 28. Lebensjahr in der Landwirtschaft, bevor er bei den Jesuiten in Innsbruck Mathematik und Astronomie studierte. Er fertigte einen Himmels- und einen Erdglobus an, die heute im Tiroler Landesmuseum stehen. Auch erstellte er eine Karte der Umgebung von Innsbruck und schuf gemeinsam mit Blasius Hueber das 20 Blätter umfassende Kartenwerk von Tirol. Das schöne Frontispiz zeigt ihn mit seinen beiden Globen. - Einband etwas fleckig. Die ersten 4 Bl. mit kleiner Wurmspur, etw. gebräunt.

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        An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, With a Commentary Attributed to

      1767. Beccaria, [Cesare Bonesana, Marchese de] [1738-1794]. Voltaire (Arouet, Francois-Marie) [1694-1778]. An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, Translated from the Italian; With a Commentary Attributed to Mons. De Voltaire, Translated from the French. London: Printed for J. Almon, 1767. xii, 179, [1], lxxix, [1] pp. Last page blank. Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, contemporary armorial bookplate ("Parker of Park Hall Esq.") on front pastedown retained. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting to a few leaves, some offsetting to margins of preliminaries and final few leaves. An attractive copy. * First edition in English. First published in Livorno in 1764 as Dei Delitti e Delle Pene, this landmark work is, to quote Printing and the Mind of Man, "one of the most influential books in the whole history of criminology. It is significant because it was the first systematic study of the subject. Infused with the spirit of the Enlightenment, its advocacy of crime prevention and the abolition of torture and capital punishment marked a significant advance in criminological thought, which had changed little since the Middle Ages. It had a profound influence on the development of criminal law. It was especially influential among American thinkers, who saw Beccaria as a source of enlightened ideas to reform English common law. Printing and the Mind of Man 209. English Short-Title Catalogue T138985.

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        Aedes Walpolianae: or, A Description of the Collection of Pictures at Houghton-Hall in Norfolk, The Seat of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford. The Third Edition

      London: [John Hughs], 1767. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 4to. Later half morocco and brown cloth, gilt-lettered direct in six compartments within five raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, t.e.g.; pp. [i]-xxxv, [36]-143, plus two facing frontispiece portraits (Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford; Catherine Lady Walpole) and 4 folding plates (east and west facades of the building, first- and second-floor plans). Light scuffing along edges and joints, tail of spine and corners bumped, with boards exposed at the top corners; an isolated dampstain just barely intrudes upon the bottom corner of first frontis, short tear at the fore-edge of the second (neither defect intrudes upon the image); faint scattered foxing throughout. Also includes "A Sermon on Painting" and a poem about Houghton by the Reverend Mr. [Nathanael] Whaley. Walpole takes the reader on a tour of Houghton-Hall, giving a brief description of each piece in the art collection (which was sold en bloc to Catherine of Russia in 1779, and most of which is now the property of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg). The third edition is, per Hazen, "a close reprint of the second." The second edition, "incorporating numerous corrections and additions in the text and plates" (necessary because, as Horace Walpole wrote in "Short Notes," the first edition was "very incorrectly printed") is generally considered far superior to the first.

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      Cambridge.: J. Archdeacon., 1767. ..."WHEREIN THE TIME OF THEIR COMING, THE PROVINCE WHICH THEY PARTICULARLY POSSESSED, AND TO WHICH THE ISRAELITES AFTERWARDS SUCCEDED, IS ENDEAVOURED TO BE STATED. THE WHOLE CALCULATED TO THROW LIGHT ON THE HISTORY OF THAT ANTIENT KINGDOM, AS WELL AS ON THE HISTORIES OF THE ASSYRIANS, CHALDEANS, BABYLONIANS, EDOMITES, AND OTHER NATIONS."... [iii, (10), 324pp]... Recently rebound in brown buckram, gilt lettering on spine, new endpapers, marbled textblock... COMPLETE WITH ILLUSTRATED FRONTISPIECE, 2 ENGRAVINGS WITHIN TEXT, 1 ENGRAVED PLATE, & 6 FOLDING MAPS... Maps: (1) A Map of the Syrtic and Libyan Seas, (2) Map of Malta, (3) Unnamed map showing courses taken by ships through Mediterranean Sea, (4) Map of the Country about Cairo, (5) Unnamed map showing close up of different mouths of Nile River, (6) Map of Lower Egypt... Bryant "was a British scholar and mythographer, who has been described as 'the outstanding figure among the mythagogues who flourished in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries'"... Some light toning... . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Du Transport, de la Conservation et de la Force des Bois; ou l'on trouvera des moyens d'attendrir les Bois, de leur donner diverses courbures, surtout pour la construction des Vaisseaux

      Paris, Chez L.F. Delatour, 1767. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. 1767 First French Edition, complete with half title, engraved vignette on preface to volume one, 27 folding engraved plates in excellent condition. No signs of foxing, no inscriptions or annotations. Bound in contemporary full calf, spines gilt within raised bands, joints slightly weakened, some rubbing, 4to, (SEE ALSO item 103143 Duhamel's Exploitation des Bois two vol. uniformly bound with this.) Price includes worldwide insured delivery.

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        Hundert und zweyte Continuation Des Berichts

      Der Königlich-Dänischen Missionarien in Ost-Indien, Worinnen Das Tage-Register der Mission zu Tranckenbar von der andern Hälfte des 1764sten Jahres, und Einige Briefe dasiger Missionarien, nebst einem doppelten Anhangen von dem Fortgange der Englischen Missionen zu Madras und Cudelux in eben demselben Jahre enthalten sind. Halle: Verlegung des Wäysenhauses 1767. Pages 153-178 + pp. 613-708: Erstes Stück. Der Herren Missionarien zu Tranckenbar Diarium von der zweyten Hälfte des 1764sten Jahres. Contemporary full leather with golddecorations and coloured label on spine, gold worn.. When King Frederick IV of Denmark for its overseas colonies sought missionaries in South India, his chaplain Franz Julius Lütkens arranged two theologians from Halle, Bartholomew Ziegenbalg (1682-1719) and Heinrich Plütschau (1677-1746) who built a mission station at Tranquebar in 1706. 60 missionaries were sent from Halle to India over the course of almost 150 years and the missionaries continuously sent letters and detailed reports to August Hermann Francke Foundation in Halle. This material was edited and published in 109 parts from 1710 - 1772, and it represented for a long time the only and most important carrier of the mission interest in Germany informing about religion and philosophy, social structure, literature and language, morals, customs, agriculture and craftsmanship, mathematics, botany, medicine and astronomy. This Tranquebar report is number 102

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        I doveri dello stato coniugale. Canto

      Lucca:: Giovanni Riccomini,, 1767. 8vo.. 8vo (203 x 135). 32 pp. Italic type (dedication in a large roman font). Engraved title vignette (cupid with garland seated on sea creature); two woodcut pictorial initials, head- and tail-pieces with putti and arabesques. Small marginal thumbprint to title, else fine; a pretty copy. Contemporary Dutch-gilt paper of a red floral pattern on gold ground, over thick paper wrappers, marbled edges; remains of paper shelf-mark label (lower cover); upper cover slightly faded. ***& & Only edition of a poem on marriage, with asides on the care of infants, by a Luccan abbot and prolific author of vers de circonstance. Dedicated to Maria Luisa Boccella (Mansi), a lady of Lucca for whose own marriage Leonardi had contributed epithalamia 27 years earlier, the poem was written to honor her daughter Isabella's engagement or marriage to one Girolamo Parensi. The couple were married that year (cf. Pinto 1416). & & In his flowery Arcadian verses Leonardi eulogizes the duties of a wife and mother. "Dependence and love" are the new wife's first duties toward her spouse (who is, however, advised to exercise his power gently), to which will soon be added that of vigilant care of the "feeble offspring" (debil Parto). On that subject Leonardi expresses clear opinions, decrying the use of wet nurses (l'uso insalubre / d'alimentar con mercenario latte / La Prole..., p. 24) and, in a long prose note, vigorously opposing swaddling. & & OCLC lists a single copy in America (U. Maryland). No further copies located; not in Pinto or ICCU. & &

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      A Londres: Et se vend, à Paris, Chez Bauche, 1767. Fourth Edition of the First Appearance in French. Hardcover. 184 x 114 mm (7 1/4 x 4 1/2"). Four volumes. Fourth Edition of the First Appearance in French. Pleasing contemporary calf, covers with French fillet border, flat spines in compartments with small circular floral centerpiece, hatched bands at head and foot, each spine with two tan morocco labels, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Woodcut headpieces and tailpieces, and 16 engraved plates (including frontispiece) after Gravelot, engraved by Aveline, Chedel, Fessard, and Pasquier. Cross II, 139-40; Cohen-de Ricci 394-95; Lewine, p. 186; Hammelmann, p. 45 (the last two citing the 1750 edition). Two boards neatly repaired with thumb-size patches of sheepskin (presumably at the time of binding), minor rubbing to joints and extremities (two joints with tiny cracks just beginning), but the contemporaneous bindings absolutely sound, generally well preserved, and rather pretty. Endpapers faintly browned from turn-ins, isolated trivial soiling to text, but A FINE COPY INTERNALLY, the text and plates especially fresh. Pierre-Antoine de la Place (1707-93) was famous as the author of the compendious "Théâtre Anglais" (1745-48), in which a number of plays by Shakespeare first appeared in French, and he was a great admirer of Fielding. According to Cross, de la Place "could not resist . . . the temptation to translate ['Tom Jones'] into his own language. . . . The result was not so much a translation as an adaptation and abridgment" in keeping with what the French understood to be finely wrought narrative. Among other things, de la Place cut down the novel by a third, frequently compressing the narrative and eliminating most of the initial chapters, which he saw as "preliminary discourses" that were instructive and amusing but not an integral part of a novel. The first form of "Tom Jones" to be published in French, de la Place's version appeared initially in 1750, a year after Fielding's original; our set comes from the fourth, corrected, edition, augmented with a life of Fielding. Cross says that our volumes "were rendered unusually attractive by 16 plates designed by Gravelot, who, from a long residence in London, knew English life much better than the translator." Cohen-de Ricci says that the plates are charming and from Gravelot's best period; the bibliography calls for just 11 plates in the 1767 London edition, but the original 1750 Amsterdam (i.e., Paris) printing cited by Cohen-de Ricci contains the same plates as in our copy. The bindings here are simply decorated but are much more elegant than rustic, and the set is very attractive on the shelf.

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        The Universal English Short-Hand or The Way of Writing in English

      Manchester: Joseph Harrop, 1767 In the most easy, concise, regular and beautiful manner, applicable to any other language, but particularly adjusted to our own. In full brown speckled contemporary tree calf, couple of tiny marks, lightly bumped and worn to corners and edges. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt title on red leather label, edges bumped and worn slightly, joint lightly worn. Internally, board edges with gilt tooling, dim remains of bookplate to fpd, some light offsetting, tiny stain to the edge of page 37, other than that, internally its in great condition, text block edges marbled, [4], [1], (ii-ix), [1], [1], 4-92 pp, 13 plates, small bookseller label to ep. A wonderful copy. (ESTC T76257. Lowndes 338. Allibone 319) Byrom's system became widely adopted, and was used by, among others, John and Charles Wesley, David Hartley, Horace Walpole, and prominent members of the aristocracy. For a number of years he spent much time in London, Cambridge, and Oxford, teaching pupils the art of shorthand. They paid 5 guineas, and were sworn to secrecy, becoming members of what Byrom, again perhaps facetiously, called his Societas Tachygraphica (‘Speedwriting Society’ ). See ODNB.

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        Choix Des Memoires et Abrege De L'Histoire De L'Academie De Berlin - Tome Premier, Second, Troixieme, Quatrieme, I, II,III, IV

      Berlin, Paris: Chez Rozet, 1767. Four full-leather volumes with gilt decoration and labels to spine, marbled page edges. Pagination as follows. V1 [2] ,1-436, 439, [440], 437-438, [441-2] (ie page 439 has been bound in one leaf too early). V2: [2], 1-396, 657-667. 408-423, [424-5] (pages misnumbered but in correct order with no missing pages). V3: [2], 1-418 , [419-420]. V4: 492pp [493-5]. Faults as follows: gilt to spines is worn and 5 of the 8 spine labels are missing, light rubbing to leather, crack visible down front cover joint of volume IV, decorative owner bookplate to front endpapers, one or two age spots, small chips to margins of 4 leaves, tear to margin of one leaf, chip and loss of one word of text to v1 p391-2. otherwise in very good condition, pages clean, binding tight. FRENCH language. 1.3kg unpacked weight.. Full-Leather. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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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

      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 of an account of the voyage of the Dolphin. Said to be the fastest circumnavigation to date of a voyage destined mostly to the East Indies but which true object was to make discoveries in the South Seas -New Albion on the American North West coast amongst others. 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, from the Wolfgang A. Herz library, his ex libris on front pastedown. Sabin, 9732. Hill, 313. Borba de Moraes, I 138.

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        'ObservationsÖ at King George's Island in the South Sea' [and]

      [London],: [Royal Society], 1767-, 1776.. Large octavo, folding plate; good in modern speckled boards. 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.Holmes, 93, 94.

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