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        Saggio nel quale si esamina qual debba essere la legislazione per incoraggiare l'agricoltura, e per favorire in rapporto a questa, la popolazione, le manifatture, ed il commercio [..]. tradotto dal francese in italiano dall' a.g.m. con annotazioni del s.g.p.. in venezia, appresso gio. battista bettinelli, 1767.

      In-8° (cm. 16,5), brossura marmorizzata coeva con antico rinforzo al dorso (titolo manoscritto); pp. XII, 116 in ottimo stato, qualche sobrio fregio xilografico. E' la prima traduzione italiana nell'edizione pirata contemporanea a quella di Berna (in realtà Lucca, 1767). "The translation is by Giuliano Merlini, the secretary of Giuseppe Pelli Bencivenni, the author of the notes" [Barucci Carpenter I, 344]. Questa fortunata versione dell'Essai del fisiocratico svizzero Jean Bertarnd (1708-1777), di famiglia ugonotta, divulgò in Italia la nota dottrina economica contraria al mercantilismo. Cfr. NBG V, 762. Ottimo esemplare.

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        A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.

      First Edition, with half-title, [16], 184pp, octavo, RARE UNUSUALLY LARGE COPY with generous margins, 185mm x 118mm, contemporary calf, raised bands with gilt rolls, hinges and spine extremities carefully restored, original leather label, London, Dodsley, 1767. Todd 5a. * Written before he was 19, Burke's scarce fifth publication, which, according to Todd (citing internal evidence) was published in "[what] would appear to be a rather small edition, possibly... limited to 500 copies..." With both pp.179 & 180 with section headings reading Sect. VI. * PROVENANCE: With the signatures of "D [?] Tench, 1800", "P.[?] Healey, 1828" and "Captn Healey 1865" on the title - possibly indicating ownership by the famous American Healy family. Captain Michael A. Healy, was born near Macon, Georgia in 1839. He was the fifth of ten children born to Michael Morris Healy, an Irish plantation owner, and his wife Mary Elisa Smith, a former slave. This family produced a number of distinguished individuals. Three brothers entered the priesthood; James became the first black bishop in North America, Patrick was president of Georgetown University, and Sherwood became an expert in canon law. Captain Michael Augustine Healy (1839 -1904) became an American captain in the United States Revenue Cutter Service. Nicknamed "Hell Roaring Mike", Capt Healy has been identified as the first man of African-American descent to command a ship of the United States government. * "Burke's book On the Sublime and the Beautiful.. might well be said to signalize the point at which aesthetic taste in England changed from the classical formalism of the earlier years of the eighteenth century to the romanticism of the later years. Burke attacked the rationalist, classicist notion that clarity is an essential quality in great art. He argued that the imagination, moreover, is most strongly affected by what is suggested or hinted at and not by what is plainly stated. Burke also maintained that fear plays a large part in our enjoyment of the sublime. Such fear is diminished by knowledge, but sharpened by veiled intimations. Obscurity, not clarity, is the property of the most powerfully moving art; and Burke added, 'It is our ignorance of things that causes all our admiration and chiefly excites our passions.' This highly influential work on aesthetics received instant acclaim: Dr Johnson called it 'an example of true criticism' and Hume 'a very pretty treatise'. Burke was the first philosopher to argue that the sublime and the beautiful are mutually exclusive. The imagination is moved to awe and instilled with a degree of horror by what is "dark, uncertain, and confused." He believed that "terror is in all cases whatsoever . . . the ruling principle of the sublime" and, in keeping with his conception of a violently emotional sublime, his idea of astonishment, the effect which almost all theorists mentioned, was more violent than that of his predecessors: "The passion caused by the great and sublime in nature . . . is Astonishment; and astonishment is that state of the soul, in which all its motions are suspended, with some degree of horror. In this case the mind is so entirely filled with its object, that it cannot entertain any other." In addition to the emphasis which he places on terror, Burke is important because he explained the opposition of beauty and sublimity by a physiological theory. He made the opposition of pleasure and pain the source of the two aesthetic categories, deriving beauty from pleasure and sublimity from pain. * "A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, particularly its discussion of sublimity, is a founding document of Gothic aesthetics which had a huge impact on the "classical" Gothic and on all the genres which developed from it. The Enquiry (and the extensive aesthetic debate it engendered) helped provide a vocabulary - psychological as well as aesthetic and rhetorical - for writers interested in extending the late eighteenth-century's burgeoning interest in emotion and human psychology. By foregrounding the role and power of aesthetic concepts - and their psychological mechanisms and impact - such as the sublime and the picturesque, Burke's work influenced, directly or indirectly, writers such as Charlotte Smith and Ann Radcliffe, whose influence on the Gothic was immense. A full comprehension of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Gothicism requires some understanding of Burke's important essay and its influence." - Jack G. Voller; Edmund Burke, The Literary Gothic.

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        Candide en Dannemarc ou l'optimisme des honnêtes-gens.

      Geneve, 1767. Original blue cardboard binding with contemporary handwritten paper title-label to spine. Pencil-numbering to inside of boards. A very nice and clean copy. Woodcut vignette to title-page. With the ex-libris of the notes Danish book collector K.F. Plesner to inside of front board.. Rare first edition of this interesting, anonymously written continuation of Voltaire's Candide, which wraps up the adventures of the hero. "Turning his back on both Voltarian satire and scepticism, the novelist proposes a moralistic fable - the focal point of which is a rehabilitation of Leibniz's Theory of Optimism. The main body of the novel tells the story of Candide and his new wife, the noble Zénoïde, in their sumptuous Copenhagen townhouse. Before achieving this happy state, however, the couple endures various trials and tribulations reminiscent of the newly minted gothic genre. "Candide au Dannemarc" also features a satirical portrait of Jean-Jacques Rousseau." (Éduard M. Langille, from the introduction to the new edition of "Candide au Dannemarc", edited by him). Voltaire's "Candide" had inspired a sequel that appeared in 1760, which is attributed to Charles-Claude-Florent de Campigneulles, but which might be by Henri-Joseph du Laurens. The present work is a direct continuation of that sequel (although it ignores the happy ending of the previous work), but evidently from the preface, it is not written by the same author. It has still not been determined who the actual author is.The part on Rousseau (pp. 148-167) in the present work has become quite famous, portraying him satirically as trying to make a living in Copenhagen from copying music while plotting to escape to America. The novel ends with Candide leaving Denmark to be the Danish ambassador in Russia.A secoond edition appeared in 1769

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        Von den Verbrechen und Strafen. Aus dem Italiänischen mit des Hrn. Verfassers eigenen noch nicht gedruckten Ergänzungen nach der neuesten Auflage ins Deutsche übersetzt.

      Mit gest. Frontispiz 3 Bll., 214 S. - Angebunden: (Dragonetti, G.): Abhandlung von den Tugenden und ihren Belohnungen als eine Fortsetzung der Abhandlung von den Verbrechen und ihren Strafen. Aus dem Französischen. Riga, Hartknoch, 1769. 88 S. Pappband d. Zt. I. Stintzing-L. III/1, Noten 258; vgl. PMM 209 u. New Palgrave I, 218. - Dritte deutsche Ausgabe von "Dei delitti e delle pene", die erste nach dem italienischen Originaltext (1764). "Eines der einflußreichsten Bücher in der ganzen Geschichte der Kriminologie" (PMM). Die Übersetzung besorgte J. Schultes. - II. Recke-Napiersky I, 278. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "Delle virtù e dei premi" (1766), nach der französischen Bearbeitung durch J.-C. Pingeron von J. C. Brotze übersetzt. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Beide Werke tls. etwas gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig.

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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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        Flora Fridrichsdalina

      sive methodica descriptio Plantarum in Agro Fridrichsdalensis simulque per Regum Daniæ Crescentium cum Characteribus genericis & specificis; Locis natalibus specialissimis; Iconibus optimis ellegatis, ac Speciebus pluribus in Dania nuper detectis. Strassbourg 1767. XVIII+238+(22) s. + 2 foldede kobberstukne plancher, den ene viser et kort over egnen omkring Lyngby, Bagsværd og Furesø. Indbundet i samtidigt helskind af flammet kalv.With 2 engraved plates. Bound in contp. full tree calf.. "Som iagttager, som nøgtern bedømmer af det sete, uhildet af andres meninger, og med sin evne til at systematisere de mikroskopiske dyr og planter var M. langt forud for sin tid, men i sin almindelige tankegang var han i høj grad et barn af den." (S. L. Tuxen). Pritzel 6536. Christensen II,63,6. Bibl. Dan. II,190. As tudor in a noble family Fr. O. Müller spent the summers at Frederiksdal Castle, a little to the north of Copenhagen. His educational duties involved his introducing his pupil into the elements of the all-victorious natural science, with the result that his own interest was caught by the study of the living nature; from the year 1758 he began his researches, with the works of Linnaeus as his guide. Müller's second foreign journey took him through Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Holland, was of much greater importance to his scientific development. While in Strassburg in 1766 he published his first large botanical work "Flora Fridrichsdalina". Med Johan Lange og Axel Langes navnetræk, stempel og ex-libris. Bind og 1 planche smukt restaureret

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