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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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        THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSETS- BAY, FROM THE CHARTER OF KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN MARY, IN 1691, UNTIL THE YEAR 1750

      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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        OBSERVATIONS AND INQUIRIES RELATING TO VARIOUS PARTS OF ANCIENT HISTORY; CONTAINING DISSERTATIONS ON THE WIND EUROCLYDON, AND ON THE ISLAND MELITE, TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF EGYPT IN ITS MOST EARLY STATE, AND OF THE SHEPHERD KINGS:

      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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        TOM JONES OU L'ENFANT TROUVÉ. IMITATION DE L'ANGLOIS DE M. H. FIELDING

      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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        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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