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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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        John Hancock Faces Retribution for Instigating the Boston Tea Party

      His bankers, a British firm that was involved in sending tea to the American colonies, bounces his check& because of the alarming state of trade brought on by the Boston Tea Party& Hancock was one of the wealthiest men in New England, having inherited a profitable mercantile& shipping business from his uncle. London was the hub of trade, not merely for the mother& country but the colonies, and he had close ties to England. He lived there for years just prior to& passage of the Stamp Act, and his bankers in London were the prominent firm of Hayley and& Hopkins.& It would seem logical for such a man to support the powers that be, and Hancock did so initially.& However, after the Sugar and Stamp Acts were passed, the young merchant was impacted by the& public outrage and fell under the influence of the radical Samuel Adams. Adams became Hancock's& mentor and friend, with Adams always promoting Hancock's career. When Hancock died,& he was Governor of Massachusetts and Adams was his Lieut. Governor. At the funeral, Adams& was so stricken with grief that he was overcome and had to be taken away.& Hancock's name was affixed to virtually all patriot resolutions protesting the Stamp Act, and& the 1767 Townshend Acts, and he was elected to the Massachusetts legislature. Tories, like Governor& Thomas Hutchinson, roundly denounced him; then the British seized his ship Liberty and& threatened to prosecute Hancock for smuggling. By 1770, though, Hancock was exhausted with& politics and felt that his business needed his attention. He took a less active role in public affairs& and tended his neglected business, and saw less of Samuel Adams for a while. Governor& Hutchinson, who had earlier concluded that Hancock's "ruling passion was a fondness for popular& applause," began to woo him in the hopes he would swing over to the Tory camp. Hancock& had much to risk by sticking with the patriots. He lived in a regal style; his Back Bay mansion& was unequaled in Boston, and he was a man about town in the finest gold-embroidered clothing.& When Adams formed the Boston Committee of Correspondence in November 1772 to advocate& colonial rights, Hancock declined to join.& Then came the tea tax, which brought Hancock strongly back into the patriot fold. The American& colonies were ablaze with opposition, but in London, it seemed business as usual. In fact,& Hancock's bankers, Hayley and Hopkins, were involved in shipping the tea to the colonies,& most specifically to Boston, New York and Philadelphia. The resulting Boston Tea Party on the& night of December 16, 1773 was perhaps the seminal event that led to the American Revolution,& and though popular lore has Hancock as the lead Indian, more likely he did not physically take& part. However, he approved of the action, and some would& say called for the action, reportedly telling the crowd that& evening, "Let every man do what is right in his own eyes."& British firms like Hayley and Hopkins suffered losses in& the tea affair and worried about further business disruptions& due to conditions in Boston. Conditions that Hancock& was helping create.& On March 5, 1774, Hancock made the annual speech commemorating& the Boston Massacre four years earlier, thereby& dispelling any doubt about in whose camp he was. Hancock& called the British troops just about every name in the& book, from "villainous" to "murderers," in that dramatic& oration: "The Town of Boston, ever faithful to the British& Crown, has been invested by a British fleet, the troops of George the third have crossed the& Atlantic, not to engage an enemy, but to assist a band of traitors in trampling on the rights and& liberties of his most loyal subjects." News of the Tea Party, and Hancock's role in it, had arrived& in London; now word of his inflammatory speech speeded there. The British government and its& great commercial interests determined that for both Hancock and Boston, this was the last straw.& And business being business, part of the anxiety of Hayley and Hopkins was that Hancock owed& them quite a lot of money (almost 11,000 pounds sterling), political affairs were intruding, and& Hancock's revenues were down and he was selling some of his ships.& Autograph Document Signed, Boston, April 21, 1774, adressed to his bankers Hayley and Hopkins,& being a bill of exchange for them to pay 200 pounds on his behalf. A bill of exchange was& intended to act like a check would today, "Gentlemen, At thirty days sight of this my first bill/& second & third of same tenor & date unpaid. Please do pay to Messrs. Joseph Russell & Son or order two& hundred pounds sterling & charge without further advice..." Russell, a wealthy merchant and later& privateer, endorsed the note over to Bristol merchant Thomas & Griffiths, which was involved& in the American trade.& The Hancock Papers on deposit in the Massachusetts Historical Society indicate that, when& it arrived in London and was presented, this very bill of exchange was bounced. Hayley and& Hopkins refused to pay it. The book The House of Hancock by W.T. Baxter mentions this exact& bill of exchange also, saying "In July [1774], he took the extreme step of refusing to honor& John's bills; apologetically he wrote [Hancock]: "The unhappy state of American trade is very& alarming... and has forced us to the disagreeable Necessity of Suffering some of your bills to go& back protested." Hayley was moreover "thoroughly frightened about the huge debt," especially& because the political crisis was hurting American business and some American merchants were& delaying remittances as a result.& Dishonoring this check was a shot across the bow, a clear warning that the troublemaker Hancock& could, and perhaps would, be financially ruined. And taking this action against one of& America's most successful merchants, one prosperous enough to be assumed to be capable of& riding out a financial storm, was a message to other American men of substance that they would& face consequences and not be immune from retaliation if the anti-British frenzy continued.

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        LETTRES EN VERS, ET OEUVRES MÉLÉES. De M.D**, ci-devant Mousquetaire, recueillies par lui-même.

      - Paris, chez Sébastien Jorry, 1767, in-8 (12.5 x 18.5), deux volumes. Somptueuse reliure signée Trautz-Bauzonnet (1808-1879). Reliure en plein maroquin rouge. Dos à 5 nerfs, richement orné. Filets et larges dentelles sur les plats, doublé de maroquin vert-olive avec larges dentelles et filets. Filet sur les coupes. Tranche supérieure dorée. L'étiquette du relieur a disparu, mais en laissant une petite marque. La même reliure sur le texte de Dorat "Les Baisers" a été vendue par Quentin à Genève en 1985 (voir catalogue). Recueil de contes et pièces en vers avec de jolies illustrations d'Eisen, 2 frontispices, 10 gravures, 13 vignettes, 12 culs-de-lampe par Eisen gravés par Longueil, Simonet, etc., et un portrait par Denon gravé par Saint-Aubin. En tout 38 figures, toutes avant la lettre. Voir Quérard (II, 578) et Cohen (307 à 315). Exemplaire très propre, portant l'ex-libris de M. Gutzwiller. Envoi de photographies et d'informations sur simple demande.

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        TRAVELS THROUGH HOLLAND, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND and ITALY

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

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        DIALOGOS DEL ILUSTRE CAVALLERO PERO MEXIA. 8ª edición nuevamente corregida

      - Madrid. Imprenta de Francisco Xavier García. Año de 1767. 8º menor, 6h, inclusa portada grabada con viñeta xilográfica, 260pp. Encuadernación bonita holandesa piel española nueva, doble tejuelo de piel, nervios, hierros dorados. Algunas notas al texto a pie de página. Libro muy apreciado. Buen ejemplar con muy buenos márgenes -salvo en cabeza-, sólido y con interior muy limpio, buena, impresión y tipografía. No es rara, pero hoy día escasea. Contiene: Dialogo de los Médicos. Segunda parte del Dialogo de los Médicos. Coloquio primero del Convite. Coloquio segundo del Convite.- Segunda parte del Colquio convival. Coloquio del Sol. Coloquio del Porfiado. Segunda parte del Coloquio del Porfiado. Dialogo de la Tierra. Dialogo Natural.Parenesis ó Exortacion á virtud de Isocrates . traducida de griego en latin por . Rodolpho Agricola, y de Latin en lengua castellana por Pedro Mexía, 1500-1552. BGE. NYPGR2777695-B. CCPB000063518-9. Palau 167375. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principes de la montre de Mr. Harrison,

      Avignon: La Veuve Girard & François Seguin, and Jean Aubert; Charles-Antoine Jombert, Jean Desaint, and Charles Saillant, Paris,, 1767. avec les planches relatives a la meme montre, imprimés à Londres en 1767 par ordre de Mrs. les Commissaires des Longitudes. The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper … Quarto (245 × 200 mm). Contemporary calf-backed boards, vellum tips, spine gilt with calf label. 7 folding engraved plates. Rubbed, scattered spotting and other minor marks, small tear to fore edge of B*1 not affecting text, a very good copy. First edition in French, translated by Esprit Pezenas, director of the Marseilles observatory, published three months after the English edition and including the English text. The work describes and illustrates Harrison's fourth marine chronometer, his masterpiece, H4. With an ink inscription from the Parisian clockmaker G. Bacqueville to L. Baron dated "84" on front free endpaper; latterly from the library of Roberto Panicali, author of Watch Dials of the French Revolution, with his ink monogram stamp on the recto of the English title.

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        A Voyage round the World

      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, 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).Hill, 311; O'Reilly-Reitman, 241.

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        Recherches sur le Tissu Muqueux, ou l'Organe Cellulaire, et sur quelques Maladies de la Poitrine... On y a joint une Dissertation du même Auteur, sur l'usage des Eaux de Baréges, dans les Ecrouelles

      A Paris,: Chez Pierre Franç. Didot le jeune,, 1767.. Bound with: L'Usage des Eaux de Baréges et du Mercure, pour les Ecrouelles: Ou Dissertation sur les Tumeurs scrophuleuses, Qui a remporté un Prix à l'Académie Royale de Chirurgie, en 1752. Nouvelle Edition, corrigée. A Paris, Didot, 1767. 2 works in one volume: (iv), x, (ii), 227, (iii); (iv), x, (viii), 228 pp. Sm. 8vo. Contemporary marbled calf, spine with raised bands, in compartments gilt lettered and decorated with fleurons (top of spine very slightly rubbed. A fine copy. The first work in FIRST EDITION, being of the first work to postulate internal secretions via cell membranes: it is one of the most im portant works in the history of cell theory (see DSB II-302). . Jourdan, Biographie Médicale, 402: "Pour louer dignement ce bel ouvrage, is suffit de dire qu'il donna certainement à Bichat l'idée de son Anatomie genérale, et qu'il en devint un chapitre, par un de ces heureux larcins que Bichat a su se faire pardonner en y joignant une foule de remarques qui n'appartenaient qu' à lui." Bordeu was the principal representative of 18th century French clinical medicine, and played a great role in the history of medical theories. "He held that the organs of the body, with their several functions are federated with and dependent upon each other... Bordeu first stated the doctrine that not only each gland, but each organ of the body, is the workshop of a specific substance or secretion, which passes into the blood, and upon these the integration of the body as a whole

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        Osservazioni sopra la ruggine del grano.

      Nella Stamperia di Jacopo Giusti,, In Lucca, 1767 - Cm. 20, pp. 114 (2) + una tavola incisa in rame e ripiegata f.t. con molte figure colorate. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Tagli colorati. Privo della prima carta di guardia. Esemplare marginoso e genuino, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di questo apprezzato lavoro scientifico di Felice Fontana, mato a Pomarolo nel Trentino. Cfr. De Renzi V (p. 135) : "Lavoro chiamato egregio da Haller, e tutto poggiato su osservazioni microscopiche"; Cfr. Saccardo (La botanica in Italia I, p. 74) : "Figure colorate, assai ingrandite della Puccinia graminis e dalla Uredo, meravigliose pel tempo, forse anzi le prime di tal genere". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Noticia de la lengua huasteca, que en beneficio de sus nacionales, de orden del ilmo. sr. arzopispo [sic] de esta santa Iglesia metropolitana, y a sus expensas, da Carlos de Tapia Zenteno

      Mexico: En la imprenta de la Bibliotheca mexicana,, 1767. Con cathecismo, y doctrina christiana, para su instruccion, segun lo que ordena el santo concilio mexicano, enchiridion sacramental para su administracion, con todo lo que parece necessario hablar en ella los neoministros, y copioso diccionario para facilitar su inteligencia 1767.; first edition; "Huastec, the northern-most dialect of the Maya language, was spoken in the 17th and 18th centuries in Puebla, Veracruz, and San luis Potosi. The author, an important Mexican linguist, dedicated this work to Archbishop Francisco Antonio Lorenzana, who paid for the book's publication. ... Originally published 1747. The edition of 1746 with title 'Arte de la lengua huasteca,' as quoted by Ludwig, Lit. of Amer. aborig. lang., p. 83, and by Vinaza, Bibl. espan. de lenguas indig. de Amer. no. 323, cannot have existed, since the author in his dedicator. Photos available upon request.

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        Kitchin's Post-Chaise Companion, Through England and Wales; Containing all the Ancient and New Additional Roads, with Every Topographical Detail Relating Thereto

      London: Robert Sayer, John Bowles and Carington Bowles, 1767. Oblong quarto, bound in one gathering made up from 28 bifolia (7 ½ x 9 ¼ inches). Letterpress title (verso blank), 6pp. letterpress text. 1 engraved general map of England, Wales and part of Scotland, 103 engraved strip-maps, printed back-to-back on 52 leaves. (Title and text leaves with neatly repaired splits to folds, title browned). Contemporary traveling or holster binding: wallet-style dark brown limp morocco outer covering or chemise with attached morocco tie, designed to contain the atlas folded in half vertically. Housed in a modern black morocco backed box. First edition of this early English road atlas, here in its original wallet- style binding designed for travel and very rare thus. The scroll-form strip maps show the highways and major roads, with much associated information: mileages, local details, directions, cross-references to tables. Kitchin's work was based on Senex earlier 1719 work, but with new information added to the newly re-engraved plates. Chubb CXLI

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

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        L'HOMME D'ETAT . ouvrage traduit de l'Italien en François avec un grand nombre d'additions considerables extraites des Auteurs les plus celebres qui ont ecrit sur les matieres politiques.

      Sailland e Plomteux,, Parigi e Liegi, 1767 - Tre volumi in 8° legati in pelle, titolo ai tasselli ai dorsi a nervi decorati ai piccoli ferri, tagli colorati, sguardie marezzate, occhielli, frontespizi, XII, 539, 484, 540 pp. Eccellente saggio politico e di economia politica di Niccolò Donato, 93° Doge della Serenissima, eletto nel 1618. Tutto quanto attiene al comportamento pubblico dell'Uomo di Stato è analizzato e giudicato con attenzione e grande intelligenza, soprattutto quanto attiene alla politica in tutte le varie branche. Doviziosamente arricchito con inserti di altre opere sullo stesso soggetto scritte da altri autori, il magnifico insieme è di sicuro interesse. In più che bello stato, di scarsissima reperibilità. Davvero notevole

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV

      London: T. Osborne [et al], 1767. Twelfth Edition. Hardcover. University library bookplate, stamped "withdrawn," on the front pastedown. Some toning to plates, a little offsetting and scattered spotting, staining to the margin of one map. Hinges reinforced, corners slightly worn. Very Good or better. Quarto (9" x 11-3/8") bound in period calf leather, rebacked; [19], 417 pages. Illustrated with a folding frontispiece map and 42 engraved views, maps, and plans of which 41 are folding. First published in 1748, the account of this famous and unfortunate expedition around the world by Anson contains descriptions of the island of Madeira, Brazil, Port St. Julian, Cape Horn, the coast of Mexico, Macao, etc., including several engraved views and plans in the Americas. Hill pages 317-18; Sabin 1629: "It is called by some English writers a masterpiece of composition; but it appears to have been made amusing at the expense of truth. The progress of science formed no part of this expedition, which was prepared for attacking the Spanish possessions and shipping in the South Sea, and which was so successful, that the prize money divided amongst the officers and crews amounted to more than a million sterling.

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        A Voyage Round the World In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV By George Anson Esq; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent on and Expedition to the South Seas Compiled From Papers and other Materials

      London: Printed for T. Osbourne, H. Woodfall, W. Bowyer, et. Al, 1767. The Twelfth edition. xx, 417, (2) pp. + 42 folding plates & fold-out world map as a frontispiece. Hardcover, bound in original full calf boards, professionally re-backed with a beautifully tooled spine. The map has been mis-folded; a few of the plates with marginal tears and discoloration. From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. Hard Cover. Very Good.. Small Folio - 8.5" x 11".

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        THE ART OF COOKERY MADE PLAIN AND EASY. Which far exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet published..... To which are added, by way of an appendix, one huindred and fifty new and useful receipts, and a copious index. By a LADY. A New Edition

      A. Millar, R. Tonson, W. Strahan, T. Caslon, T. Durham, and W. Nicoll. London. 1767. NEW EDITION. 8vo.(8.8 x 5.5 inches). Finely bound, without the half title, in recent binding of full panelled sprinkled brown calf. Spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red and green labels, gilt. Boards with blind double ruled panels with lighter brown frames. Floral corner pieces. Double blind ruled borders. Some foxing throughout and 7 leaves with a one inch tear to the outer margin, with any loss. Overall a near very good copy in an attractive period style leather binding. Originally published in 1747, Glasse's book is considered to be a classic in its field.

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        BEATUS OF VALCAVADO (BEATO DE VALCAVADO) (Fine Facsimile Illuminated Edition of the 10th c. )

      Madrid: Testimonio. New. Hardcover. This Beatus belongs to a family of Beatus Commentaries of which the other members are the Thompson Beatus (New York) and the Seo de Urgel copy. The distinguishing features of this group are the beauty of their calligraphy and the excellence of their miniatures. Today the Valladolid University Beatus is the jewel of the Library of Santa Cruz College (founded in the 15th century) , part of the University, to which it came from St Ambrose College after the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. The manuscript today comprises 230 folios measuring 355 x 245 mm. , but it was originally larger, before the margins of the folios were trimmed by at least 10 mm. It is written in perfect, round Visigothic script, similar to that seen in other codices from the Kingdom of León from the same period. 14 folios have disappeared, and it is probable that the five folios with genealogies in Case 14-2 in the National Library in Madrid belong to it. The book was compiled at the direction of Abbot Sempronius, by Oveco, a monk from the Monastery of Santa Maria in Valcavado, on the banks of the Carrión river, slightly to the north of Saldaña. It was executed very quickly, the work lasting 92 days (from 8 June to 8 September 970) , at a rate of 5 pages and a half per day, which constitutes a record for the Middle Ages. In addition to the many decorated initial letters, the copy contains 97 miniatures, some on two pages and a large number on whole pages, most of them well preserved. The technique and colours are similar to those of the other manuscripts in the family and firmly in the style of the great León school founded by Magius and developed by other scribes such as Senior and Emeterius. A particular characteristic of this school is the division of miniatures into a series of of bands of different colours, in an attempt at perspective. St Jerome's Commentary on the Book of Daniel, which contains an outstanding miniature of Belshazzar's Feast, exhibits a different pictorial technique. Companion volume written by José Antonio Fernández Flórez, Mauricio Herrero Jiménez, José Manuel Ruiz Asencio, Clementina Julia Ara Gil, Pilar Rodríguez Marín, Marta Herreo de la Fuente. .

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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

      1767, Latin and French text, edited by Nicolai Schwebelii. 4to, 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, engraved vignette to each title page, engraved pictorial headpiece to each of the 5 books, 2 folding plates (1 placed in the French section), pages (28), 176, (12); xviii, 90. We could only find 2 copies with collations,1 on an Italian site, ICCU and 1 complete digitised copy on ECHO, (European Cultural Heritage Online). Our copy collates exactly to these, apart from 1 page, the Contents page which seems to be misplaced in our copy and the ECHO copy. 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 TH IS LISTING.

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        An Essay on the History of Civil Society

      Edinburgh: for A. Millar & T. Cadell in London; and A. Kincaid & J. Bell in Edinburgh,, 1767. Quarto. Contemporary tan calf sprinkled red and black, spine in compartments with raised bands, double gilt rules and a red morocco label, red sprinkled edges. Splitting to joints and rubbing to ends and corners, some restoration, minor scratches and marks to covers, leaves lightly cockled with a few faint spots; a very good copy overall. First edition of Ferguson's masterpiece, a key text of the Scottish Enlightenment. "The Essay touched a chord in its British readers because it offered a detailed, colourful, non-deterministic historical account of the way nations advance morally and materially towards the state of commerce, refinement, and liberty associated with eighteenth-century Britain" (ODNB). Ferguson made a distinctly modern economic analysis of morality, arguing that the danger was not luxury, but political laziness, or a reluctance to fulfil the duties of citizenship. Identifiably Scottish without being overtly so, Ferguson followed Montesquieu by acknowledging a great variety of factors, climatic and geographic, as well as cultural and moral, affecting the rise and fortunes of polities in Europe and beyond. "Of special significance was the Essay's impact on the early attempts at creating the disciplines of social sciences by Ferguson's contemporaries at the University of Göttingen. They were impressed by his comparative attitude to societies ancient and modern, and by his attack on Rousseau's concept of the state of nature. Ferguson's approach inspired a comparative ethnography that went beyond the traditional dichotomy between 'primitive' and 'civilized', and tried to map the varieties of social mores without grading them on a strict ladder of historical progress" (op. cit). "Ferguson is today remembered for his Essay … he was what we would now call an intellectual historian, tracing the gradual rise of the human mind from barbarism to political and social refinement … Debates between Reid, Dugald Stewart, Hume, Adam Smith, Lord Kames and Ferguson himself reveal Scottish philosophy in general to be important sociologically … His discussions of politics, economics, history, aesthetics, literature and ethnology were the synthesis of the thought of his time" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy III, p. 187). This copy, attesting to Ferguson's continental influence, is from the Château Dampierre library (with the bookplate) of the Ducs de Luynes, which was one of the most important private libraries in France. It was probably bought into the Dampierre library by the 6th Duc de Luynes (1748–1807), who was close to the philosophes and physiocrats, and stocked the library with Enlightenment texts by the likes of Montesquieu, Adam Smith and Rousseau.

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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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        Livre Nouveau ou Regles des Cinq Ordres d'Architecture Nouvellement revu, corrige et augmente par Monsieur B.*** Architecte du Roy. Avec plusieurs morceaux de Michel-Ange, Vitruve, Mansard, et autres Celebres Architectes tant Anciens que Modernes.

      Paris:: ches Petit, , 1767.. Hardcover. Very Good+. Consisting of 106 plates (numbered 1-104, with two extra numberings), of which 9 are folding, and including the engraved title and Avis au Lecteur. Two pages slightly toned, small tide stain to a few corners, and two bottom corners repaired. Slight soiling and minor foxing to title and the last four plates, very little elsewhere. Plates otherwise very fresh and bright. 43 x 28 cms, in restored binding of contemporary tree calf, spine decorated in gilt and in blind, with five raised bands and a later black label. Beautiful copy. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        Catalogue des Livres provenans de la Bibliotheque de M.L.D.D. L. V. [Duc de la Vallière]

      disposé et mis en ordre, Avec une Table Alphabetique des Auteurs, par Guill. Franç. de Bure le jeune. liv, [2], 618 pp.; 2 p.l., 400 pp. Two vols. in one. Thick 4to, cont. speckled boards, excellently rebacked in antique calf, gilt, reusing the two red morocco lettering pieces on spine. Paris: G.F. de Bure, 1767. A very rare large paper copy of the extremely uncommon auction catalogue of the first of three sales of duplicates from the library of the duc de la Vallière, who formed by the time of his death in 1780 the most important collection of books of the 18th century. La Vallière, born rich and richer still through several inheritances, began buying in a serious way at the sale of the comte d'Hoym in 1738. For more than forty years, he acquired MSS., books, and entire collections on an enormous scale, buying at every major sale in France (and even in London at the Askew sale in 1775). We know that in one single year -- 1774 -- La Valliêre bought more than 6000 books. Such a pace of acquisition caused the Duc to have many duplicates and triplicates. This catalogue, which contains 5633 lots, contains duplicate books and MSS. (!). We see that La Valliêre was not above selling unique items: lots 5566-5633 are all precious early French MSS. A fine copy, priced throughout in a contemporary hand. ❧ Guigard, II, pp. 294-95. Peignot, p. 128. Pollard & Ehrman, pp. 247 & 341 & no. 347. Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 248-49. .

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        THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY, GENTLEMAN

      London: R. and J. Dodsley; T. Becket and P. A. Dehont, 1767. First edition. Nine volumes bound in four. Stated second editions for Vols. 1 & 2; first editions of 3-9. Vol. 1 with E5 printed black on both sides; Vol. 3 first state with marbled leaf at L4; mixed state of Vol. 4, lacking pgs. 147-155, but showing Chapt. XXIII; first state of Vol. 5; first state of Vol. 6 with L2r intentionally blank; first state of Vol. 7 with errata on verso of title page; second state of Vol. 8 with "inflamgatory" on p. 34 spelled correctly; first state of Vol. 9. With frontis in vol. 1, lacking from vol. 3, plate for vol. 4 present; half-titles in volumes 5, 6, & 9, but lacking from vol. 4; and volumes 5, 7 & 9 signed by Sterne to prevent piracy. Needless to say, complicated books bibliographically, with exceptionally small print runs for the first two volumes and generally offered in mixed editions, as here. & & These volumes are in uniform contemporary calf-bindings, with minor repairs to the spines. Internal contents are clean and honest. With the armorial bookplates of John Ludford Esq. in three of the volumes. Sterne's comic masterpiece, making generous use of other writer's work, but creating an effect all its own. Seen as a forerunner to numerous modern literary movements due to the author's creative use of a "stream-of-consciousness" first person narrator. As fresh and vivacious today as it was 250 years ago. "[Sterne] remains, as the author of Tristram Shandy, a delineator of the comedy of human life before whom only three or four humorous writers, in any tongue or of any age, can justly claim precedence." Dictionary of National Biography XVIII p. 1106.

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        Essay sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie dans la Guerre de Campagne et dans celle des Sieges

      A Grenoble, le 8e Ceptembre [sic], 1767. Par Monsieur Dupuget Captne. au Corps Royal de l'artie. [Bound with;] Memoire plus Detaillé sur la Construction des Batteries devant une Place Assiégée. Small quarto (203 × 163mm), manuscript, [vi], 294pp., [iv], 47pp. Contemporary mottled sheep, red morocco label, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with floral and foliate tools, red edge-stain, green silk page-marker. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. 4 folding coloured plates and one uncoloured. Short marginal tear to the uncoloured plate, no loss, light browning, page numbering slightly cropped in places, a little rubbed at the extremities, headcap chipped, joints slightly cracked, but overall very good indeed. A handsome and highly interesting manuscript. The first published edition was issued by Arckstée & Merkus in Amsterdam in 1771, credited to "un Officier du Corps," the author previously identified by Barbier as Edme-Jean-Antoine Du Puget. Du Puget (1742-1802) was a member of an old aristocratic family from Bresse and was introduced to the corps by his uncle Joseph-Etienne Dupuget, who was an officer. He distinguished himself in the war in Corsica receiving the Croix de Saint-Louis and being advanced to the rank of marechal de camp. Shortly afterwards he was made inspector-general of the forces in America, and spent two years overseas, returning to become assistant instructor to the dauphin, for which services he was made a count. On the death of his pupil he retired to Amiens occupying himself with "ses paisibles études" (Michaud) until arrested and imprisoned during the Revolution. On his release he withdrew with his family to his estate at d'Hargicourt, but driven by his thirst for knowledge returned to Paris to study at the School of Mining. He died there aged 60. This study was evidently very well thought of, circulating in manuscript before it was finally published. There are copies in the Library of the Society of the Cincinnati and at Nantes, all of which seem to vary slightly, both from the printed text and from each other. The published form lacks the dissertation on the prerogative of officers in the placing of batteries, pp.125-138, also his comments of siege craft at pp. 152-153 and the entire appendix "Memoire sur la Machine", pp.288-294 and accompanying plate. A comparison with the Nantes manuscript, which is dated 1760, shows that it lacks the "Memoire … sur la Construction des Batteries", the appendix is registered as a separate item, and the three plates are printed and uncoloured. Perhaps a traditionalist in some of his views, he defends the position of artillery against Folard's innovations, but is progressive in others, calling for a broad-based education for artillerymen, "bien d'autres etudes que celle de la guerre, et de la mechanique. On ne peut esperer d'y parvenir avec distinction, si l'on ne joint a ces premieres sciences, la phisique; les plus interessantes parties de la chimie, la geographie, l'art de fortifier, auant aux profiles et la direction des feux; l'architecture civile; et l'hydrostatique et l'hydraulique, en tout ce qui peut concerner les operation de la guerre... pour le dire en peu de mots, la vie d'un bon officiers de Corps Royale, est une etude perpetuelle." Like his own, the life of an artillery officer should be one of perpetual study.

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        Comoediae, ex rec. D. Heinsii collata ad antiquissimos Mss. codices Bibliothecae Vaticanaei . . . et Italica versione. Rec., Notasque antiquam artem comicam, et nonnulla antiquitatum romanarum monumenta illustrantes addidit C. Cocquelines. Tomus II [only

      Rome, 1767. 252pp, wonderfully illustrated. Contains Adelphi, Phormio, Hecyra. Ex- university library, no exterior markings. 1/4 vellum, boards. Spine chipped, binding worn and tattered at extremities, still quite serviceable and not unattractive. A beautiful and very large book.. Hard Cover. Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

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        A New Collection of Voyages , Discoveries and Travels. Complete 7 volume set. Containing Whatever is Worthy of Notice in Europe, Asia, Africa & America: In Respect to the Situation & Extent of Empires, Kingdoms, & Provinces; their Climates, Produce, etc

      London: J. Knox. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed with some partial hinge cracking. A few maps with mis-creasing and closed tears - no loss. Occasional minor foxing and marks. 1767. First Edition. Original brown leather cover. xiv; 516pp; 496pp; 520pp; 464pp; 472pp; 543pp; 528pp :: 16 b/w engraved maps - 15 fold-out. 24 b/w plates - 9 fold-out :: 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5") :: Contents includes: The four Voyages of Christopher Columbus; Conquest of Mexico by Hernando Cortes; Conquest of Peru by Francis Pizarro; Voyage to South America by Dom George Juan and Don Antonio de Ulloa; Patagonia; John Niehoff's voyage to Brazil and the East Indies; Lionel Wafer's Journey over the Isthmus of Darien; A brief account of North America from Major Roger describing the several British Colonies; Colonel Bouqet's Expedition against the Ohio Indians; Reflections on the War with the savages of North America; the first voyage to the East Indies by Vasquez de Gama; Voyage to the Cape Verde Islands by George Roberts; Mr Peter Kolben's voyage to the Cape of Good Hope and the Hottentot Natives; The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake around the Globe; The Voyage round the World of William Dampier; The Voyages og Woodes Rogers and Stephen Courtney round the World including finding Alexander Selkirk on the Island of Juan Fernandez; The Voyage round the World of George Anson; Travels through the most Northern Parts of Europe; Travels of Monsieur Maupertius in the Polar Circle; Lorde Molesworth in Denmark and Sweden; Bernard Connor in Poland; Mr Beauplan and Others in the Ukrain; Travels through Europe; Keysler's Travels through Europe; Travels through France by Sacheveral Stephens; Rev. Clarke's Travels through Spain and Portugal; Mr Hanway's Account of Russia; John Thevenot's Voyage and Travels from Italy to Constantinople; Mr Wood's Journey to Palmyra; Maundrell and Shaw in the Holy Land and Barbary; Dr Pococke through Egypt; Journey to Mequines by Mr Windus; Travels to the Inland parts of Africa by Francis Moore; Travels of Sir John Chardin in Persia; An Account of Indostan by Thomas Roe and Mr Holwell; A Journey from St Petersburg to Pekin by John Bell; Accounts of England and Scotland and a 1762 List of the Royal Navy .

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        [Oeuvres]. Collection of 20 separately published titles in 20 volumes, some first editions, most with fine rococo illustrations after designs by Charles Eisen and Pierre Clément Marillier (see below for details)

      Paris: 1767-82., 1767. A pretty set, uniformly bound in 18th century marbled calf, gilt backs (small chips in several headpieces, some wear to edges & corners, occasional light spotting or light browning). (1) Lettres En Vers, Et Oeuvres Mêlées…[Oeuvres Mêlées En Vers, Et En Prose]. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 213; 1 p.l., 206, [2]privilege. engraved frontis. portrait by Auguste de St.-Aubin after Denon, 2 engraved titles, 10 engraved plates, 15 engraved headpieces & 10 engraved culs-de-lampe by De Longueil & others after designs by Charles Eisen. Paris: Sébastien Jorry, 1767. Quérard II 577-78. Not in Cohen-De Ricci. (2) La Déclamation Théâtrale, Poëme Didactique En Quatre Chants, Précédé Et Suivi De Quelques Morceaux De Prose. Quatrième Édition. 8vo. pp. 238, [1 leaf]errata. engraved title & 4 plates engraved by E. De Ghendt after designs by Charles Eisen. woodcut ornaments & title vignette. Paris: Delalain, 1771. Cioranescu 25133. cfCohen-De Ricci 312. cfQuérard II 577. (3) Mes Fantaisies. Troisième Édition, Considérablement Augmentée. 8vo. pp. 363, [1]errata. with half-title. engraved title by De Longueil, 1 engraved headpiece, 1 cul-de-lampe & title vignette engraved by E. De Ghendt after designs by Charles Eisen. woodcut ornaments. The Hague…Paris: Delalain, 1770. Cohen-De Ricci 320. cfCioranescu 25146. cfLewine p. 153. cfQuérard II 577. (4) Les Baisers, Précédés Du Mois De Mai. 8vo. pp. 186. engraved frontis., 1 engraved plate, 22 engraved headpieces, 22 engraved culs-de-lampe, & title vignette by De Launay, De Longueil, Bacquoy & others after Charles Eisen. wood-engraved title vignette. woodcut tailpieces. The Hague…Paris: Delalain, 1770. First Edition with these Illustrations, Second Issue. Cioranescu 25137. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700 To 1914, 31. Cohen-De Ricci 308-11. Lewine pp. 148-49. cfQuérard II 576. "Chef-d’oeuvre du XVIIIe siècle…ravissantes illustrations…illustré avec un goût parfait et une grâce achevée." (Cohen-De Ricci) (5) Recueil De Contes Et De Poèmes…Quatrième Édition, Corrigée par l’Auteur, augmentée du Coureur alerte & de la Moissoneuse. 8vo. pp. 175. engraved frontis., 5 engraved plates, 2 engraved headpieces & 2 engraved culs-de-lampe by De Longueil, & E. De Ghendt after Charles Eisen. woodcut tailpieces & title vignette. The Hague…Paris: Delalain, 1776. cfCohen-De Ricci 321. cfQuérard II 578. (6) Lettres D’Une Chanoinesse De Lisbonne À Melcour, Officier François, Suivies De L’Épître Intitulée Ma Philosophie, Et De Quelques Poésies Fugitives. Seconde Édition. 8vo. pp. 228. with half-title. 2 engraved plates, 3 engraved headpieces & 3 engraved culs-de-lampe by E. De Ghendt, A.J.Duclos, & Massard after Charles Eisen & C.P.Marillier. woodcut tailpieces & title vignette. The Hague…Paris: Delalain, 1771. Cioranescu 25126. cfCohen-De Ricci 318.(7) Mes Nouveaux Torts, Ou Nouveau Mélange De Poésies, Pour Servir De Suite Aux Fantaisies. 8vo. pp.xxvii, 300. with half-title. 2 engraved plates (incl. frontis.) by E. De Ghendt & C.S.Gauchier after C.P.Marillier. woodcut ornaments & title vignette. Amsterdam…Paris: Monory, 1775. First Edition, but without ‘Pierre le Grand’, issue with Monory imprint. Cohen-De Ricci 320-21. cCioranescu 25151. Lewine p. 153. Quérard II 578. (8) Les Victimes De L’Amour, Ou Lettres De Quelques Amans Célèbres; Précédées D’Une Pièce Sur La Mélancolie, Et Suivies D’Un Poème Lyrique. 8vo. pp. 131, [1 leaf]. engraved frontis. by Lebeau after C.P.Marillier. woodcut ornaments & title vignette. Amsterdam…Paris: Delalain, 1776. First Edition. Cioranescu 25158. Quérard II 578. Not in Cohen-De Ricci. (9) Épître À L’Ombre D’Un Ami, Suivie De deux Odes, & de quelques Idées sur Corneille. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-45. lacking half-title? engraved frontis. b. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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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; in the Composition whereof Both Health and Pleasure have been consulted

      London : J Newbery, at the Bible and Sun in St Paul's Churchyard; and F Newbery, in Pater-noster-Rows, 1767 First edition of an extremely rare early cookery book. In addition to recipes there is an appendix 'containing a dissertation on the different kinds of food, their Nature, Quality and various uses, by a Physician'. Also a 'Marketing Manual' 'and other useful Particulars' by the Editor. It has been beautifully rebound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt edging and red label to spine. Title page is present but any preliminaries before that have been lost in the rebinding. There is some crinkling to page edges particularly towards the end of the book and spotting and marking but it is remarkably clean for an old cookery book. The outside lower edges of pages from 273 to 283 are browned and fragile and there is some loss on 282 and 283 which does not affect the text. Only one page of the index is present and the lower outside edge of that is missing slightly affecting some text.

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        Sainte Bible en Latin en Francois. In seventeen volumes

      73 - Paris - Boudet, Desaint, 1767 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 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..

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        Bélisaire

      Paris: Chez Merlin, 1767. 8vo (19.9 cm, 7.8"). [4], x, 340, [6] pp.; 4 plts. First edition, early state, featuring the frontispiece and three copper-engraved plates designed by Gravelot. Quickly translated into numerous languages following its initial publication, Marmontel's controversial philosophical novel was written in great part in the hope that its retelling of the story of Gen. Flavius Beisarius of the Byzantine Empire would convince Louis XV to become, himself, the longed-for Philosopher-King. Chapter 15, however, in which Marmontel advocates freedom of opinion and religious tolerance, inspired extensive commentary by Voltaire and others and brought on condemnation by both the Sorbonne and the Archbishop of Paris — though it may ultimately have helped the Huguenot cause. Merlin also printed a duodecimo edition in 1767; in the present edition, "Fragmens de philosophie morale" is found on pp. 273–340, followed by the Addition and Approbation. Provenance: Front pastedown with large, round, gilt-stamped armorial leather bookplate of notable 19th-century book collector Edward Hailcrone; smaller, round, cream-colored leather gilt-stamped “I.T.” bookplate with motto “Inter folia fructus” of 19th-century bookseller and bookcollector James Toovey; and paper bookplate of Sir Montague Shearman. Binding: Contemporary crimson morocco, covers framed in gilt triple fillets; spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather labels, board edges and turn-ins with gilt rolls. This volume (complete in itself) seems at one time to have been part of a set of Marmontel's works, and bears an (unnumbered) spine label reading "Oeuvres de Marmontel. Brunet, III, 1440; Cohen de Ricci, Guide de l’amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle, 688; Graesse 406; Tchermezine 455. Binding as above, with edges, extremities, and joints showing minor rubbing. Front pastedown with bookplates as above; front free endpaper with affixed slip of early cataloguing; rear pastedown with small chip out of paper. Light spots of foxing, slightly heavier around plates. All edges gilt.

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        The history of the life of King Henry the Second : and of the age in which he lived / in five books : to which is prefixed, a History of the Revolutions of England from the death of Edward the Confessor to the birth of Henry the Second - [Complete in 3 v]

      London : Printed for W. Sanby and J. Dodsley, 1767-1771, 1767. 2nd Edition. Physical description; 3 v. ; 30 cm. Subjects; Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189. Great Britain - History - Norman period, 1066-1154. Great Britain - History - Henry II, 1154-1189. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original labels laid-back and elaborately blind tooling to the compartments; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        La Perruche Banks, pl. 50

      A beautifully detailed  hand colored copperplate engraving by Jacques Barraband (1767-1809) From Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets Paris: 1801-5. Overall this print measures 12"x18". Jacques Barraband?s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. These stunning portraits were done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on African ornithology, including the lavish and striking Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets. Images of African birds were popular in early 19th-century France both for their exoticism and for the interest in Africa that Napoleon?s campaigns were generating. The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. The project was a massive undertaking, which required over 300 finished watercolors. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband?s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant?s publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color. Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of thecheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds? feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist. We will not be knowingly undersold on this work of art..Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing/staining and eveidence of prevoius binding in margins.

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        Tableau philosophique du genre humain depuis l'origine du monde, jusqu'a Constantin. Traduit de l'anglois. BOUND WITH L'asiatique tolérant : traité a l'usage de Zéokinizul, roi des Kofirans, surnommé le Chéri

      London [But Paris], 1767. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Three parts in one volume in full 19th century leather. Front hinge rubbed but firm. A poet as well as philosopher, Borde was famous for a controversy with Rousseau where he took the side of Voltaire. As a result, a number of his works, including this one, were attributed to Voltaire until relatively recently. 134pp, 91pp, 101pp with 3 separate title pages.& & Bound with: L'asiatique tolérant, l'an XXIV du traducteur (1748). Written as sequel to Crébillon's "Les amours de Zeokinizul, roi des Kofirans," a satire on Louis XV and Mme de Pompadour, and originally attributed to Crébillon but actually penned by La Beaumelle. A roman a clef (with an actual clef). 128pp plus the Clef. & & In May 1751, the Parliament of Grenoble condemned the book to be "slashed and burned by the executioner of high justice [...] as scandalous, seditious and to overthrow the Catholic religion, Apostolic and Roman, and the powers established God, and to disturb the peace and public tranquility. " La Beaumelle was sent to the Bastille for the first time the next year. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Philosophy; Inventory No: 040428. .

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        Vollständige Abhandlung von denen Manufacturen und Fabriken. Erster Theil welcher die allgemeinen Grundsätze und Betrachtungen in sich enthält. - Zweyter Theil, welcher alle einzelne Manufacturen und Fabriken nach der Eintheilung ihrer Materialien abhandelt

      Kopenhagen, Rothe 1767 (d. i. 1757 oder 1758, Tl. 1) und 1761.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. 12 Bll., 240 S.; 8 Bll., 562 S., 14 Bll. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Humpert 3825; Sachse 261; Menger 51. - Beide Bände in erster Ausgabe; es gibt auch Ausgaben des ersten Bandes mit Datierung 1758, die völlig identisch gesetzt ist, aber einen etwas aufwendigeren Buchschmuck (Vignetten) aufweisen. Diese vorliegende falsch datierte und die auf "1758" datierte Ausgabe erschienen wohl parallel, die falsch datierte dürfte allerdings wohl etwas früher erschienen sein - in der Literatur wird sie auch auf 1757 datiert, was den Fehler in der Jahreszahl auch logischer erklärt. Die beiden Vorworte sind vom 4., bzw. 5 Oktober 1757. - Während der "dänischen Episode" (Justi stand 1757/58 fur ca. 1 Jahr in dänischen Diensten) entstanden. "Detaillierte theoretische Betrachtung des grossen Kameralisten über Ökonomie und Technologie der Fabriken und Manufakturen" (Sachse). Justi fordert "the creation of a `Manufacturhaus` to accelerate the sale of the finished products of the industrial class. Taking the ideal of economic self-sufficiency as his point of departure, he is more interested in effecting centralized control of industry than in commercial expansion." (ESS VIII, 508). - Etwas bestoßen und beschabt, oberes Kapital mit kleiner, fachmännischer Reparatur. Es fehlen beide Rückenschilder. Kleiner alter Namenszug auf Titel (Johann Evangelist Görz?). Tls. etwas fleckig. Letztes Registerblatt am oberen Rand mit kleiner Fehlstelle, ohne Textberührung.

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        Marriage Indenture of Trollope's Grandparents [Barchester Towers; The Way We Live Now; Framley Parsonage; Orley Farm; Doctor Thorne; The Last Chronicle of Barset; The Warden; Domestic Manners of the Americans; Michael Armstrong, Factory Boy; The Vicar of

      Herefordshire, England, 1767. First edition. None. Fine. An important Trollope Family Marriage Indenture: "Settlement made on the Marriage of Mr. Anthony Trollope & Miss Penelope Meetkerke 2nd Novr. 1767". A three page document handwritten in ink on vellum. The document sets forth a tripartite agreement respecting financial contributions to the marriage and is signed by Sir Thomas and Anthony Trollope on the Groom's side, Adolphus and Penelope Meetkerke on the Bride's side , and, as executors, by Thomas Middleton Trollope, William Trollope, Ralph Freeman, and Charles Meetkerke. The couple (Reverend Anthony Trollope and Penelope Trollope (Meetkerke) had four children born to their marriage, the eldest being Anthony Trollope, the failed barrister, failed farmer, failed entrepreneur, and the husband to the resourceful and successful novelist Frances Trollope. The latter couple were, of course, parents to the famed Victorian Era novelist Anthony Trollope. [The family had harbored seemingly reasonable hopes that it would benefit financially from the connection to Penelope Meetkerke Trollope's brother (Adolphus Meetkerke), but such hopes were not realized.] The Indenture, housed in a modern cloth box with leather label, is in Fine condition and a piece of history beautiful to behold. A unique and important document and part of a defining event in the history of a famed literary family. A collection-distinguishing item for the Trollope collector.

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        Histoire de la Reformation, ou Memoires sur l'état de la Réligion et de la République sous l'Empire de Charles Quint, traduits du nouveau en François, par Pierre François Le Courrayer, Docteur en Théologie. Avec des notes.

      Chez Frederic Staatman,, A La Haye, 1767 - 3 volumi in-4° (250x185mm), pp. XLII, (1) di altro frontespizio, 448; (2), 502; (2), 361, (84) di indice bicolonne ed errata finale; legatura ottocentesca m. pergamena e angoli con filetti in oro e duplice tassello in pelle arancio al dorso con titolo e tomaison in oro.Piatti in cartone azzurro. Frontespizi in rosso e in nero con piccoli fregi. Bellissimo esemplare. Edizione originale di questa traduzione francese, dovuta al Le Courrayer (una prima versione francese si era già avuta nel 1558), di "De Statu Religionis et Reipublicae, Carolo Quinto, Caesare, Commentarii". Lo Sleidanus, nome latino di Johannes Philippi (Schleiden, 1506-Strasburgo, 1556), diplomatico, umanista di tendenza erasmiana, storico, professore di diritto a Strasburgo, aveva abbracciato il protestantesimo nel 1541, suggestionato, ancor più che da Lutero, dagli influssi calvinisti. Già al servizio di Francesco I e intimo amico di Jean du Bellay, nominato storico della Riforma nel 1542 dalla Lega di Schmalkalden (la Lega costituitasi nel 1531 nell'omonima città ad opera dei principi protestanti), compilò l'ampia cronaca "De Statu Religionis et Reipublicae, Carolo Quinto, Caesare, Commentarii", in cui, accantonando ogni faziosità dovuta a questioni di fede personale, cercò di mantenersi il più possibile imparziale nella narrazione degli eventi e fissò le linee generali per la ricostruzione storica del Protestantesimo sino all'Ottocento, con un'importanza riconosciuta anche dal Fueter nella "Geschichte der neueren Historiographie". "It was so impartial that it pleased no one, not even Melanchthon" (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 Edition). Legato per i negoziati di pace tra Francia e Inghilterra nel 1545, prese inoltre parte al Concilio di Trento nel 1551-52. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anweisung zur Zimmermannstkunst, bei Anfängern und Liebhabern der Baukunst, besonders den Zimmerleuten, zum besten aufgesetzt und mit nöthigen Kupfern erkläret.

      Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf und Sohn, 1767. - Der Band enthät 36 gefaltete Kupfertafeln mit Konstruktionszeichnungen, Häuseransichten, Brückenkonstruktionen etc., die in die folgenden 14 Abschnitte gegliedert sind: 1. Von den Konstruktionen der Dächer. 2. Von den Dachverbindungen und den sogenannten Dachbindern. 3. Von Zulagen, und was sowohl zur Abbindung als Aufrichtung eines Daches gehöret. 4. Von Zapfen, Verkämmungen und Versatzungen. 5. Von verzahnten Balken und von Hängewerken. 6. Von Hängwerken in geraden Dächern. 7. Von Hängewerken in gebrochenen Dächern. 8. Von Häng- und Sprengwerken in geraden Dächern. 9. Von Häng- und Sprengwerken in gebrochenen Dächern. 10. Von Thürmen. 11. Von Beschreibungn der sogenannten Gradbügen. 12. Von Brücken. 13. Von irregulairem Dachwerke. 14. Von verschiedenen Kn oten und Bindungen an Seilen und Leinen, so besonders beym Bauwesen und auch zu andern Gebrauche dienen. de 2000 Der Band etwas beriebenn, ansonsten aber in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand. Eine Tafel mit Randläsion bzw- -ausriß, Tafel selbst aber unversehrt; Seiten partielll etwas fleckig bzw. gebräunt (Tafeln davon kaum bzw. allenfalls sehr geringfügig betroffen). Gutes Exemplar dieser bemerkenswerten Sammlung, in der sich die Handwerkskunst des 18. Jahrhunderts in anschaulicher Weise widerspiegelt. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). 4 Bl., 58 S., 1 Bl., XXXVI Tafeln. Blauer Pappband der Zeit (wohl ursprünglicher Einband) im Großformat 36 x 22 cm. Zweyte Auflage. Mit neuen Zusätzen und Kupfern vermehret. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La balia poemetto di Luigi Tansillo pubblicato ora la prima volta con annotazioni da Gio. Antonio Ranza Regio Professore di Umane lettere.

      Vercelli, presso il Panialis, 1767. In 4to (cm. 22,5); buona legatura del Novecento in mz. pelle a 4 nervi con tit. e fregi in oro; pp. (2), 3 + 74. PRIMA edizione

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

      Brest-Paris, chez Romain Malassis-chez Durand, 1767. 1767 In-4° (265x195mm), pp. XIII, (3), 759, (3), bella legatura coeva p. vitello marezzato con fregi floreali e vegetali, riquadri di filetti e titolo in oro su tassello in marocchino rosso su dorso a 5 nervi. Tagli rossi e sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Fregio floreale al frontespizio. Testatine, iniziali e cul-de-lampe ornati e arabescati in rame. 67 magnifiche tavole incise su rame ripiegate f.t. di schemi, diagrammi e figure ottiche. Splendido esemplare, in eccezionale stato di conservazione. Seconda traduzione francese (dovuta a Duval Leroy, contemporanea alla prima e di essa più stimata), ricercata e poco corrente, di questo importante trattato di ottica, "Compleat system of Opticks" (1728), forse il più rilevante di tutto il XVIII secolo. Il primo libro è dedicato ai principi generali dell'ottica e della rifrazione luminosa; nel secondo l'ottica è considerata in rapporto alla geometria e alla matematica; il terzo è imperniato sulle maniere di tagliare i vetri e gli specchi dei telescopi e sulla descrizione dei singoli strumenti ottici. Robert Smith (1689-1768), cugino dell'altrettanto noto fisico Cotes, gareggiò con lui nel divulgare i principi dell'ottica newtoniana e, alla sua morte, gli succedette nella cattedra al Trinity College di Cambridge. Poggendorff, II, 945. Brunet, V, 413: "Traduction estimée". Graesse, VI, 424.

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        Le Christianisme dévoilé, ou examen des Principes et des effets de la Religion Chrétienne..

      A Londres, 1767. 1767 In -12, pp. [4], XX, 21-236. Leg. del XIX secolo mezza pelle con tit. oro sul dorso (cuffia sup. restaurata). Es. molto buono. Seconda edizione. Quella originale venne pubblicata nel 1766, come opera postuma di Nicolas-Antoine Boulanger con la falsa datazione: Londra 1756. Nel Christianisme dévoilé (Il Cristianesimo svelato) Holbach esprime i convincimenti materialisti, atei e anche anticlericali e anticristiani, che poi svilupperà nelle sue opere successive, soprattutto nel Systeme de la Nature pubblicato nel 1770. Cfr. Barbier, Dict. des ouvr. anon., I, col. 594-6; Vercruysse, J. Bibliographie descriptive des ecrits du baron Holbach.

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        Le Grand Vocabulaire François [ Le Grand Vocabulaire Français ] [ 30 Tomes - Complet - édition originale ]

      C. Panckoucke, Hôtel de Thou 1767 30 vol. in-4 rel. d'époque plein veau marbré et ocellé brun, dos à 5 nerfs fleuronnés, tranches rouges, C. Panckoucke, Hôtel de Thou, 1767 - [1774 ] Edition originale de ce grand dictionnaire encyclopédique, l'un des premières grandes publications de Panckoucke, qui compta Chamfort parmi ces principaux contributeurs. Rare exemplaire bien complet des 30 volumes (rel. frottées avec mq. en coiffes, des épidermures, anc. mouill. surtout en fin du tome I, mouill. colorées en tome 18, piq. de vers avec petits travaux au tome I, petite piqûre de vers en marge du tome 13, bon ensemble par ailleurs). Rare ainsi complet. Barbier II, 565 Français

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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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        L'ingenu, histoire veritable,Tiree des Manuscrits du Pere Quesnel.

      s.e. 1767 In 8. Pp. VII + (1) + 240. P. perg. coeva con tassello in oro al d. Testo riquadrato e fregio tipografico al frontespizio. Esemplare assai fresco. Edizione originale di questo romanzo satirico, dichiarato dall'autore come storia vera tolta dai manoscritti del Padre Quesnel, capo dei giansenisti dopo la morte di Arnauld, la cui trama si svolge attorno alle vicende di un giovane Urone (indiano del Nord america) che giunge in Francia con il suo carico di ingenuità che gli permette di dare risposte e punti di vista che mettono invece in luce l'ipocrisia degli interlocutori e le contraddizioni sociali. L'edizione, stampata da Cramer a Ginevra  risale alla seconda metà dell'anno 1767 e consta di 240 pp. Venne immediatamente seguita da una edizione in 208 pp. e da una di 155, sempre con l'indicazione di Utrech. Diz. letterario Bompiani, IV, p.75.  Bengesco, 1470. ITA

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        Dei delitti e delle pene. Edizione Sesta. Di nuovo corretta ed accresciuta Del Trattato de Tormentis, e delle meditazioni sopra la Felicità

      Buglione (Buillon); s.e. 1767 in 16° (17 x 10,5 cm. ca.); pp. 336; leg. in mezza pelle. Splendida antip. allegorica incisa in rame. Importante e rara edizione alla quale si aggiunsero al testo, rivisitato, il trattato ?De Tormentis? di Salvatore Venturini e le ?Meditazioni sulla felicità? di Pietro Verri. Si crede impressa in Venezia (cfr. vol. I, p. LXXII ?Opere di Cesare Beccarla? Soc. Tipogr. dei Classici Italiani 1821) (ottimo)

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        Contes et Nouvelles en vers.

      A Amsterdam, s.n.t., 1767. 1767 2 voll. in-8° (200x128mm), pp. (4), VI, (2), 220, (2) di indice, (4); (6), VI, (2), 257, (2); legatura coeva p. pelle bazzana marmorizzata con triplice ordine di filetti in oro lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Dorso adorno di titolo, tomaisons, fregi floreali e ornamentali riccamente impressi in oro. Tagli dorati, sguardie marmorizzate. Frontespizi in rosso e in nero con vignetta allegorica una cetra coronata) entro bordura ornamentale. Ritratto di La Fontaine inciso su rame all'antiporta del primo vol. 2 tavv. incise su rame f.t. con figurazioni mitologiche fra la p. VI e la p. 1 di entrambi i volumi. Inoltre, 53 culs-de-lampe figurati, alcune vignette figurate a mo' di testatine e 81 tavv. incise su rame f.t. (39 al primo vol. e 42 al secondo), non firmate, ma dovute ad Eisen. Testo entro bordura tipografica ornata. Qualche abile restauro alla legatura, fioriture e arrossature usuali, qualche alone ininfluente. Bell'esemplare. Bella contraffazione dell'edizione del 1762, presentante il medesimo corredo iconografico con alcune minime aggiunte. In principio del primo vol. è contenuta una breve biografia di La Fontaine. Cohen / De Ricci, 573 e sgg. Rochambeau, 101.

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        Catalogue systématique et raisonné des Curiosités de la Nature et de l'Art, qui composent le Cabinet de M. Davila.

      Paris, Briasson, 1767. 3 volumes. 8vo (195 x 130mm). pp. xxxv, (1), 571; vi, 656; vi, 290, (6), 286, (1), with 30 (many folded) engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments, maroon title-labels, minor restoration to top and bottom of spines of two volumes, an attractive set. Don Pedro Francisco Davila (1713-85) was a Peruvian gentleman, who lived in Paris were he maintained a collection of natural history objects and works of art. "Several years later Davila had to return to Peru for family reasons and decided to sell his collections. He published a lavish, illustrated catalogue in three volumes, the first being chiefly devoted to shells, in the compilation of which he was assisted by the Abbé de Gua de Malves and J.B.L. Romé de l'Isle (who was largerly responsible for the second volume, which dealt with minerals). The Linnaean system is mentioned only in connection with the minerals. Surprisingly, Adanson, who clearly despised dilettante collectors was well acquainted with Davila's collections and contributed a flattering 'approval' to the first volume, expressing his regret that they were to be dismembered and urging some 'sovereign' to buy them in their entirety. In 1767 they were sold piecemeal, 1,007 shell items realizing 26,933 francs ..." (Dance pp. 60-61). 22 of the plates depict shells. The second volume by Jean Romé de l'Isle describes the mineral collection of Davila. "Of interest to the gemologist in this volume are Davila's collections of marbles, flints, jaspers, agates, other chalcedonic varieties of quartz, opals, jades, and precious stones ... Elsewhere are listed dendritic agates ... and amber" (Sinkankas 1594). Nissen ZBI, 1050; See also Wilson, The History of Mineral Collecting, p. 50.

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        Vite de' più eccellenti Pittori, Scultori e Architetti... Edizione arricchita di Note oltre quelle dell'Edizione Illustrata di Roma.

      Coltellini (poi Firenze, Stecchi) 1767-72 Sette volumi di cm. 23, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Tutti i frontespizi in rosso e nero con vignetta centrale incisa, bei capolettera, testate e finalini incisi. Tre ritratti nelle pagine preliminari del primo volume (Vasari, Pietro Leopoldo e G.B. Adriani), tre tavole ripiegate al settimo volume con opere di Michelangelo e 154 ritratti degli artisti descritti. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame su tavole fuori testo incorniciate da bei fregi architettonici. Bella legatura strettamente coeva in cartonato rigido marmorizzato con titoli manoscritti su etichette ai dorsi. Ottimo esemplare, genuino e marginoso parzialmente a fogli chiusi. Pregiata e ricercata edizione, in stato di inusuale freschezza.

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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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