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        Juvenile] Magazin de Fables Originales; Magazyn Van Nieuwe Ge-Inventeerde Origineele Fabelen

      J. V. Schoonhoven et G.V.D. Brink, Utrecth 1767 - 19th Century cloth binding. Exceedingly scarce early book of illustrated fables. Two parts in one. (6) XVI, 127, XVI, (8), pp 128-277. Two engravings with a coat of arms and two emblematic engravings, full page.; complete with 94 finely engraved illustrations for the fables designed to be colored by the children. First Dutch edition of this very interesting storybook. The first of its kind (pictures to color for kids). The text in French and in Dutch as occurred more frequently in the early Dutch children's books. Rare and in near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Juvenile] Magazin de Fables Originales; Magazyn Van Nieuwe Ge-Inventeerde Origineele Fabelen

      Utrecth: J. V. Schoonhoven et G.V.D. Brink, 1767. First edition. 19th Century cloth binding. Exceedingly scarce early book of illustrated fables. Two parts in one. (6) XVI, 127, XVI, (8), pp 128-277. Two engravings with a coat of arms and two emblematic engravings, full page.; complete with 94 finely engraved illustrations for the fables designed to be colored by the children. First Dutch edition of this very interesting storybook. The first of its kind (pictures to color for kids). The text in French and in Dutch as occurred more frequently in the early Dutch children's books. Rare and in near fine condition.

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        The Works of Metastasio; Translated from the Italian by John Hoole

      London: Printed for T. Davis, 1767, 1767. First collected edition in English. NCBEL II, 841 (Hoole); Fleeman 67.6HM; Hazen, Johnson's Prefaces and Dedications, page 66. Edges a little rubbed; spines faded; hinges starting, but sound; very good copy.. 2 vols, 8vo, contemporary sprinkled calf, red and black morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering. Engraved title-pages and six vignettes. Six of Matastasio's famous operas, newly translated by John Hoole (1727-1803), the playwright and friend of Samuel Johnson, who wrote the dedication to the Duke of Northumberland. Hoole also wrote a play, Timanthes, based on Metastasio's Demofonte, and he is remembered for his translation of Tasso, which earned him the nickname of Tasso Hoole. See the DNB online and Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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        Traité de l'horlogerie, méchanique et pratique, approuvé par l'Académie royale des sciences. Avec quatre-vingt-onze figures. Tomes 1 et 2.

      Chez Samson, Libraire, Paris 1767 - 2 volumes. Reliures plein cuir de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs, tranches rouges. 26,2 x 20 cm. Pagination continue : (30)-175 et (4)-177-400 pages. 50 planches en fin du 1er volume et 41 planches en fin du 2e volume. Préface, Table des matières, Table alphabétique des matières (pour les 2 volumes), Catalogue des Auteurs cités dans cet Ouvrage, Errata au début du tome 1. ASSEZ BON ETAT. Cuir des reliures épidermé, frotté, avec quelques manques aux coins, aux coiffes et aux bords des plats; petit coup sur le dernier plat du tome 1. Coins émoussés. Cuir partiellement fendus en tête et en queue des mors des 2 tomes, mais les plats et les corps d'ouvrage restent solidaires. Petite inscription à l'encre sur le premier contreplat, la garde blanche et sur la page de titre du tome 1; mouillure en tête des 2 feuilles de Préface et des pages 13-14, 45-46, et en pied des pages 47-50 du tome 1. Ondulation (d'origine) des pages due au sens des fibres du papier. Salissures, petites déchirures marginales et plis angulaires sur quelques pages des 2 tomes; quelques rousseurs. Salissures marginales et quelques rousseurs sur les planches des 2 tomes; déchirure sur environ 5 cm en tête de la planche 10 du tome 2, légère fente au bord du fond de la planche 31, la planche 40 est partiellement chiffonnée. Collationnés. Ouvrage très rare. Cette « édition » de 1767 est absolument identique à celle de 1741, avec les mêmes erreurs typographiques. Elle correspond plutôt à la remise en vente de l'édition originale de 1741 avec une page de titre adaptée, profitant sans doute du décès d'Antoine Thiout qui survint la même année. Antoine Thiout (1692-1767) fut un célèbre horloger français qui inventa différents mécanismes ingénieux pour des pendules à équation et à indications astronomiques ainsi que des machines de précision destinées à la petite horlogerie. De par ses compétences, il fut impliqué dans la rédaction du chapitre consacré à l'horlogerie de l'Encyclopédie de Diderot. Ce livre est exceptionnel surtout par la précision des 91 planches techniques reprenant à la fois des mécanismes complexes ainsi que des machines de précision. Le premier volume décrit les outils et machines utilisés en horlogerie. Le second volume se concentre sur les mécanismes d'horlogerie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONVERSATIONS ON THE PLURALITY OF WORLDS ... A New Translation from the Last Edition of the French, with Great Additions, Extracted from the Best Modern Authors, on Many Curious and Entertaining Subjects ... The Second Edition. By a Gentleman of the Inner-Temple

      London: Printed for Thomas Caslon, at No. 4, opposite Stationers-Hall, Ludgate-street, 1767.. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-xvii [xviii-xix] xx-xxvii [xxviii-xxix] xxx-xlvi [xlvii, mispaged "xlvi"] [xlviii] xlix-li [lii-liii] liv-lxiv] [1] 2-401 [402: ad], four inserted folding plates, early brown leather, spine panel tooled in gold and blind, black leather title label affixed to spine panel. The "second" edition of this anonymous translation, first published in 1760. Fontenelle's ENTRETIENS SUR LA PLURALITE DES MONDES, his most famous and frequently reprinted and translated book, was first published in 1686. It is "the first example in French of a learned work placed within the reach of an educated but non specialized public." - DSB, V, 59. A popular account of the systems of Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Tycho Brahe in dialogue form, the treatise "awakened general interest in astronomy and popularized the scientific system of inquiry; it also emphasized the small space occupied by man and this planet relatively to the rest of the universe. The work was ridiculed by Voltaire, though it suggested his MICROMEGAS." - The Oxford Companion to French Literature (1959), p. 278. The first of the three seventeenth-century English translations was A DISCOURSE OF THE PLURALITY OF WORLDS ... Translated into English by Sir W. D. Knight. (Dublin: Printed by Andr. Crook and Sam. Helsham, for William Norman, 1687). The first edition of the Glanvill translation (containing five dialogues) was published in 1688, the same year Aphra Behn's translation of Fontenelle's book, A DISCOVERY OF NEW WORLDS, was published in London by William Canning. The later Gardiner translation was first published in London by Bettesworth and E. Curll in 1715. This anonymous translation by a "Gentleman of the Inner-Temple" was first published in London by R. Withy in 1760. The 1760 and 1767 editions add considerable supplemental material by various writers to each of Fontenelle's six dialogues. "In all the literature of the cosmic voyage there was no book more popular than Fontenelle's CONVERSATIONS OF THE PLURALITY OF WORLDS. Translated again and again, it seemed to the British peculiarly their own book, read for at least a century both by men and by those 'ladies' of whom we have many a description, one of whom would read it aloud to others who were busily engaged in making strawberry jam. This was a book, indeed, that warranted a subtitle I once discovered in an eighteenth-century popularization of astronomy: 'Science made clear to the Meanest Capacities, even those of Women and Children.'" - Nicolson, Voyages to the Moon, pp. 58-9. Fontenelle's book "became a seminal influence on proto science fiction ... This is one of the earliest works ever written popularizing science, notably astronomy, for the layman, which it does by wittily presenting its speculations -- many about the possibility of life on other worlds -- in the form of conversations after dinner between the author and a marquise." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 437. See Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel (1951), pp. 22-4 and Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Men in Space (1968), pp. 21-2 for a good summary of the book. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years, p. 853. See Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 368-372 (this translation not recorded). Versins, Encyclopédie de l'Utopie, des Voyages Extraordinaires, et de la Science Fiction, pp. 341-42. CBEL II, 1513. Binding worn along edges of front and rear covers, largely at corners, recently rebacked, a clean, tight, very good copy. An early, important and scarce edition of this classic work. (#147704)

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        Grotesque Architecture, or Rural Amusement; consisting of Plans, Elevations, and Sections, for Huts, Retreats, Summer and Winter Hermitages, Terminaries, Chinese, Gothic, and Natural Grottos, Cascades, Baths, Mosques, Moresque Pavillions, Grotesque and Rustic Seats, Green Houses, &c. Many of which may be executed With Flints, Irregular Stones, Rude Branches, and Roots of Trees. The whole containing twenty-eight entire new designs, beautifully engraved on Copper Plates, with Scales to each. To which is added, a full explanation, in letter press, and the true method of executing them.

      London: printed for Henry Webley, 1767 - Octavo (229 x 143 mm). Contemporary half calf, neatly rebacked to style. Pencilled ownership inscription of John Ingleby, 1774, at head of title. Some leaves evenly toned, but an excellent copy. Frontispiece engraved by Isaac Taylor after A. Thornthwaite, 28 engraved plates. First edition. Wrighte's striking designs for rustic architecture and gardens are innovative in English garden design by introducing Islamic motifs to the existing modes of Chinese and Gothick, with seven plates of designs for garden buildings inspired by mosques. The author refers the reader for more information on the history of Islamic architecture to "Dr. Shaw's Account of Barbary, Le Brun and Tournefort's Voyages to the Levant, &c." The First edition is scarce in commerce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CHIRURGIE. 39 tavole tratte da "Planches pour l'"Encyclopédie ou pour Le Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts libéraux et des Arts Méchaniques, avec leur explication".

      Chez Vincent Giuntini, Lucques 1767 - 2ª edizione. Raccolta rilegata delle 39 tavole originali che raffigurano l'arte della chirurgia, con relativa spiegazione dettaglia su quattro pagine. Testo francese. Legatura in mz.pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Il frontespizio è in riproduzione fotostatica. Fisiologiche bruniture. Le planches sono opera degli incisori dell'edizione lucchese dell'"Encyclopédie", Fambrini, Canocchi e Guidotti. Le tavole numerate sono 36, la prima tavola, con bella allegoria, è priva di numero, le n°XIII e XIV sono bis. Le tavole sono tratte dal Tomo III della seconda edizione della celebre "Encyclopédie" di Diderot e D'Alembert, pubblicata a Lucca per le cure di Ottaviano Diodati. 800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Port de Rochefort

      1767 - Acquaforte e bulino, datata e firmata in lastra in basso al centro. Buona prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, alcuni restauri perfettamente eseguiti, tracce di colla la verso, per il resto in buono stato di conservazione. La tavola deriva da uno dei celebri dipinti di Joseph Vernet, ed è incisa a 4 mani dal Cochin e da Jacques Philippe Le Bas. È grazie al patrocinio di M. de Martigny, Direttore degli Belli Arti e fratello di Madame de Pompadour, che aveva a quel tempo tutte il favore di Luigi XV, che Vernet ha ottenuto del Re un ordine per 24 dipinti dove poteva dare tutta la misura del suo talento: la rapprezentanza dei porti della Francia. La moda di grandi composizioni rappresentando i marine è cominciata. Nel 1753, l'artista dipinge due Vedute del porto di Marsiglia che gli valgono l'anno successivo l'ammissione all'Accademia Reale di Parigi. Terminò il suo lavoro, dopo ben 12 anni di viaggio per le città francesi, nel 1765. Etching with engravings, signed and dated at lower center. A good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, some expert repairs at the back, otherwise in good condition. This plate is engraved by Cochin & Jacques Philippe Le Bas, after a painting by Joseph Vernet. Vernet was commissioned by Louis XV in 1753 to paint fifteen views of the main ports of France, and given the exceptional title of "peintre des marines de sa majesté". He spent twelve years travelling around the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Channel coasts with his family and servants in tow. The country was at war with England at the time, and Louis specifically requested that the artist show off the economic activities and maritime strength of France, which Vernet did to much acclaim. The majority of the paintings are in the Musée de la Marine in Paris. Arlaud 255; IFF 321.II. Dimensioni 750 540mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Beskrivelse over Finmarkens Lapper, deres Tungemaal, Levemaade og forrige Afgudsdyrkelse, oplyst ved mange Kaabberstykker:

      1767 1767 - med J. E. Gunneri, Biskop over Tronhiems Stift, og S. S. Theologiæ Doctor, Anmærkninger; og E. J. Jessen-S., Afhandling om de Norske Finners og Lappers Hedenske Religion. - De Lapponibus Finmarchiæ, eorumqve lingva, vita et religione pristina commentatio. Kbhvn.: Waysenhus, Salikath 1767. Med 100 kobberstukne plancher visende scener af lappernes liv. Small 4to. [14] + 16 + [4] + 544 + 82 + [2] s. Indbundet i meget smukt samtidigt hellæder-spejlbind med rig rygforgyldning. Lille rift i øverste kapitæl fint repareret, ellers rent og meget velholdt eksemplar.With Danish and Latin parallel-text. With 100 engraved plates showing the life of the Lapps. Bound in nice contemporary panelled leather richly gilt on spine. Small tear in upper headband nicely restored, otherwise clean and very well-preserved copy. * Hovedværket om lappernes liv med Dansk og latinsk paralleltekst. "Sammenfattende kan man si at Knud Leems Beskrivelse over Finmarkens Lapper er et førsterangs kildeskrift. På samme tid er det et monument over en interessant gammel kultur og over en stor vitenskapsmann og varm menneskeven." [A. Nesheim]. Bibl. Norv. II. 1049. Bibl. Dan. III,847. Skougaard IV,38. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THEOLOGIA DOGMATICA ET MORALIS SECUNDUM ORDINEM CATECHISMI CONCILII TRIDENTINI IN QUINQUE LIBROS DISTRIBUTA. ( IV TOMUS)

      - 1767 Silvanum de Grassortis, Parisiis Hac Septima Veneta editione, omnium accuratissima, plurimis accessionibus, & Notis variis Epistolis & Monumentis, Appendice duplici comprehensis, Aucta, Illustrata, Confirmata et Locupletata. Tomus Primus: XXIX+900 p. Tomus Secundus: 811 p.(pàg.307 foradada, no afecta el text), Tomus Tertius: 819 p. Tomus Quartus: 776 p. (trasl.locacions entre pàg.113-115; 125-127; 448-465, però amb text complert). 24x20 cm. Enc. en pergamí. Oxidat. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Peckham (Ann) The Complete English Cook; or, Prudent Housewife. Being A Collection of the most general, yet least expensive Receipts in every Branch of Cookery and Good Housewifery..., Leeds, printed for Thomas Wright, John Binns, William Fawdington, and Wilson, Spence and Mawman, York: - And sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinson, and W. Bent, Pater-noster Row; J. Wallis, , No.16, Ludgate-Street, London; and all other booksellers in town and country. [?1790].

      Fourth edition. 12mo. pp. 242, [10]. 24 Bills of Fair within text. Contemporary tree calf, sympathetically rebacked. Scarce edition. ESTC lists 5 copies. Provenance: Amelia Chamberlain; Ann ?Wheeler Gibbs (later signatures). Bitting p.360 (note); Maclean p.112; cf. Cagle 919 (first edition); Oxford p.95-96 (1st edition, 1767).

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        La bibliothèque française de M. C. Sorel premier historiographe de France

      Second edition revised and enlarged after the first edition of 1664. Calf Full time, back tooled raised. Caps frayed a bit split on 2/3. Corners bumped. Important autograph dedication of the author bibliography for knowledge of ancient authors and arrangement of an old library. Charles Sorel, Sieur de Souvigny. Uncommon. The book is divided according to the classification of library history books, science ... Cioranescu 63406. "La Françoise Library, despite its small size, is a monument of literary criticism and marks both a very open mind and very fair, informed of what he speaks. It is the most remarkable introduction to the knowledge of the writers of the century until about 1660 " --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! par la compagnie des libraires à Paris 1767 in-12 (16,5x9,5cm) (16) 451 pp. relié

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        Topographie von Niederösterreich in welcher alle Städte, Märkte, Dörfer, Klöster, Schlösser, Herrschaften, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Freyhöfe, namhafte Oerter u. d. g. angezeiget werden, welche in diesem Erzherzogthume wirklich angetroffen werden, oder sich ehemals darinnen befunden haben. 3 Bde.

      Tit., 5 Bll. (Titelei), 428 S Tit., 327(1) S. u. Tit., 1 Bl., 222(4) (recte 240) S., 177(7) S. (,Beschreibung der Häuser in der Stadt Wien), 8 Bll. (Subskribenten-Liste). Mit 1 gest. Portr. des Verf. als Front. (Mansfeld fec.), u. einigen Holzschnitt-Vign. Dekorative , marmor. Ldr.bde. d. Zt. m. Tit. u. reichen Verz. in Goldbepräg. auf Rü. sowie gemust. Kleisterpapier-Vorsätzen. Einbde. abgerieben Rü. stärker abgewetzt Ecken bestoßen Bd. 1 an den Kapiteln eingerissen Rü. v. Bd. 2 später auf Ln. aufgezogen bei Bd. 3 vorderer u. hint. Buchdeckel lose Tit. etw. gebräunt u. fleckig im Text sauber, kaum abgegriffen u. nur m. einigen wenigen Bleistift- Anstreich einige Ss. im 3. Bd wasserrandig. Wurzbach LIV (hier irrig 1767-70), 79 ff. ADB XLI, 552 f. Slg. Eckl III, 238. Seltenes u. gesuchtes Werk, vollständig vorliegend mit dem häufig fehlenden, mit eigenständigem Titel erschienenen 3. Band über Wien (,Beschreibung der k.k. Haupt und Residenzstade (sic!) Wien). Die beiden ersten Bänden enthalten ein alphabetisches Ortsverzeichnis. War seiner Zeit "mustergiltig und einzig in seiner Art...und die verlässlichste Quelle für Alle..., die sich über die Topographie Niederösterreichs unterrichten wollten..." (Wurzb.). Der aus Sachsen stammende Verfasser Friedrich Wilhelm Weiskern (1711-1768) war in Wien erfolgreich als Schauspieler und Bühnenschriftsteller tätig. Das vorliegende Werk, an dem W. "Jahre lang mit unermüdlichem Fleiße gearbeitet hatte", gab nach W.s Tod seine Witwe Pauline heraus. - Plan von Wien fehlt in unserem Exemplar.

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        The History of Nourjahad

      London: J. Dodsley, 1767. 240p., 17cm. Rebound in modern half leather over marbled boards. Five raised bands and six compartments with gilt decorations to compartments and a leather title label with title in gilt. Top edge gilt. A very nice copy of an uncommon title. Fine indeed.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Book.

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        (Manuscript lunar charts with movable parts). - Two manuscript charts on lunar astronomy with mounted and movable parts of the moon's passage through the Pleiades at New Year's Eve, 1767, and another from the same hand of the partial lunar eclipse on January, 4th 1768, both as seen from Leipzig. Obviously manufactured during the observations in Leipzig, Saxony.

      Saxony, 1767-68.. Black ink on recto and verso of two strong cardboards. Measurements: 23 x 22 cm (partial lunar eclipse) and 20,5 x 27 cm (moon's passage through the Pleiades). Corners minorily bumped, lightly browned in places, but all together very well preserved especially for items that include movable parts for demonstrational purposes. A very unusual set of manuscript lunar charts, obviously drawn during the celestial occurences described and precisely measured on them. Unfortunately, they are unsigned and the authorship therefore remains unclear. The design of the charts, however, talks in favour of the author having been in a position enabling him to make use of elaborate astronomical instruments, and would that most probably not be the case if he was a privateer instead of a person, who by profession was connected to a university or an observatory: The charts bear normal captions as well as some which are mirror-inverted, clearly pointing towards that they had been manufactured (and later used for presentation) by the combination of an astronomical telescope and a projection instrument. The lunar motion shown on the front side of each one of the charts could so repeatedly be demonstrated for educational purposes and at the same time be compared with the time scales on the backside, simply by placing the charts between the viewer and a mirror, with the front side of the charts facing the mirror.

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        Fuldstændig Beskrivelse af Stapel-Staden Fridericia, Efter paalidelige Underretninger og egne Undersøgninger udført.

      1767 1767 - Kbhvn.: Kanneworff 1767. Med kobberstukket titelvignet, 2 foldede kobberstukne plancher samt foldet tabel. 297 + (3) s. Helt rent eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt hellæder med farvet titelfelt samt rigt dek. med guld på ryggen. Øvre kapitæl lidt slidt. Med Ludvig v. Köllers navnetræk på titelblad. * Eksemplaret har tilhørt Ludvig v. Köller [- Banner], der bl.a. var Oberstleutenant ved falsterske Fodregiment, og blev en af Struensees banemænd. Grundet en uoverensstemmelse mellem Struensee og v. Köller om afskedigelsen af Sekondleutenant U.A. v. Karsdorff, der var ansat ved v. Köllers regiment, sluttede v. Köller sig til gruppen af embedsmænd, der sammen med Enkedronning Juliane Marie ønskede at afsætte Struense. Von Köller deltog således aktivt i arrestationen af Struensee og kredsen omkring ham.Heri bl.a. om de mange Huguenot-familier, der slog sig ned i Fredericia. Bibl. Danica II,704.

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        Geschichte des Agathon. Quid Virtus et quid Sapientia possit.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (d.i. Zürich, Orell, Gessner & Comp.). 1766-1767. - Erster und Zweyter Theil in 2 Bänden. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 392 S.; 1 Bl., 351 S., 2 n.n. S. Druckfehler. HPgt.-Bde. der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel. Holzmann-B. 2, 6526. - Wilpert-G. 44. - Erstausgabe. - (Einbände etwas berieben. Papierbezug am Rücken eingerissen bei Band 1. Zeitgenöss. Name auf Innendeckeln. Durchgehend mit Randanstreichungen in Bleistift. Stellenweise leicht fleckig). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        (A handguide to conchological collections, including a registre of privately owned natural cabinets in France). - Conchyliologie nouvelle et portative, ou collection de coquilles propres à orner les Cabinets des Curieux de cette partie de lÂ’Histoire Naturelle, mises par ordre alphabétique, avec les notes des endroits dÂ’où elles se tirent, & des Cabinets qui renferment les plus rares.

      Paris, Regnard, 1767.. Sextodecimo (16mo). Contemporary gilt half calf with marbled boards and title lable to spine. 328 pp., 3 ff., title with a decent contemporary ownerÂ’s stamp on verso (very difficult to read, but clearly of french origin). Minor wears to the spineÂ’s extremeties, but in fine condition. First edition, posthumously published. Very rare handbook to conchological collections of Paris, listing in alphabetical order the most important species together with their zoological descriptions as well as references in which collections corresponding specimen could be found. Pages 309-328 contain a list in two parts first of privately owned cabinets one could find in Paris and second of those to be found in the other provinces of France. – Dezallier dÂ’Argenville was an eager publisher of works on natural history and technology, most of which closely related to geology, palaeontology, and conchology. He became involved into DiderotÂ’s encyclopedical project that started around the middle of the century contributing many articles on the above mentioned fields of knowledge. At his time he was known as the owner of one of the largest conchological cabinets in private hands and considered an authority in the field.

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        Alceste (Wiener Fassung Von 1767).

      Baerenreiter, Kassel - 1 score + critical report Gluck, Christoph, Saemtliche Werke, Abt. I, Bd. 3 Price for subscribers to the series Gluck, Christoph, Saemtliche Werke is $663.60. BA 2292 M006495450 BA2292 9790006495450 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue de portraits, contenant les rois, les reines et les princes du sang royal de Suede; avec les grands officiers, le clergé, les sçavans, et autres personnes illustres de la meme nation, gravés en taille-douce: qui font partie des requeils [.] à Stockholm 1767.

      1767 - Uppsala, J. Edman, 1767. 4:o. (4),50 pp. Nice dark brown sprinkled boards with green label (Helena Strömquist). Old green edges. Some foxing in parts. A nice copy. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1338. Björkbom Svensk porträttlitteratur 386. Printed in 175 copies. "Catalogue" is the first published list of Swedish engraved portraits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Messiah. An Oratorio in Score as it was Originally Perform'd. Composed by Mr. Handel, to which are Added his Additional Alterations, Randall & Abell, successors to the late Mr. J. Walsh. Printed By Messrs. Randall & Abell, Successors to the Late Mr. J. Walsh in Catharine Street in the Strand-of Whom May be Had the Compleat Scores of Samson, Alexander's Feast, and Acis & Galatea.

      London Randell & Abell Circa 1767 - First edition, early printing of the forte-piano and vocal score, engraved portrait frontispiece by J. Houbraken, engraved title, list of subscribers, index, 188 pages engraved throughout, plus 35 Appendix pages, very occasional light marginal finger soiling, mostly to preliminary pages, else very good, quarter calf over contemporary marbled boards, rebacked with gilt morocco lettering piece, later endpapers, all edges untrimmed, mild rubbing to extremities and bumping to corners (restored), otherwise a handsome, clean, early copy. While visiting Dublin in 1742, Handel was hungry to capitalise on his eager audience following on the success of two series of concerts he gave there, so he arranged the first performance of Messiah on April 13th. The premiere of Messiah was a triumph. The alto soloist, Susanna Cibber, was an actress who had attracted scandal in the past but legend has it that her emotional performance of 'He was despised' moved Dr Patrick Delany – the husband of one of Handel's most ardent champions - to exclaim 'Woman, for this, be all your sins forgiven'. The Dublin Journal's review proclaimed that 'the best Judges allowed it to be the most finished piece of Musick. Words are wanting to express the exquisite Delight it afforded to the admiring crouded Audience. The Sublime, the Grand, and the Tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestick and moving Words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished Heart and Ear.' ESTC T189237. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Six Assemblies; or, Ingenious Conversations of Learned Mem Among the Arabians, Upon a great Variety of useful and entertaining Subjects; formerly published by the celebrated Schultens in Arabic and Latin, with large Notes and Observations explaining several peculiar Customs, Manners and Idioms of Speech amongst the Eastern People; whereby much Light is thrown upon many Passages of Scripture, both of the Old and New Testament: Together With a Collection of several Proverbial Sayings among the Arabians, with an Explanation of their Singular Beauty and Propriety.

      printed by J. Archdeacon, Printer to the University, Cambridge 1767 - 8vo, 3/4 dk brown morocco over dk green bds, bright gold title stamped on spine, black emb. coat of arms on fb, black emb. design to back bd, aeg, very mild rubbing to spine hinges and bottom edges, else clean and tight; clean blue-grey matte eps, attractive armorial bookplate of William Stirling on ft pastedown, very small square bookplate inside top corner back pastedown, inner feps white and part of original text bloc; mild uniform toning to pages with occasional small areas of foxing, primarily to early margins; pp.4,viii,134,1(adverts); no dj. Leonard Chappelow was Arabic Professor at the University of Cambridge. This is a very nice copy of an extremely scarce title, probably re-bound in the nineteenth century and remarkably well preserved since then. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elementary Principles of te Belles-Lettres With Reflections on Public Exhibitions

      Glasgow: Robert Urie, 1767. Hardcover. First Glasgow edition of this translation, preceded by an edition in London in 1766. 12mo. vi,(2),224pp. Contemporary quarter leather. Spine in five uneven compartments with raised bands, no titling, marbled paper boards. Translated from the French by Sloper Foreman: Principes élémentaires des belles-lettres. Edges worn, covers rubbed, some light soiling, contents shaken but firm, else a very good copy. With the ink ownership inscription f AEneas Macdiarmid dated Edinburgh, 1775. ESTC T126075.

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        POEMS [with] A TRANSLATION OF ANTI-LUCRETIUS. Both signed by George Canning.

      Printed for the Author; and sold by J. Dodsley, J. Almon, T. Davies, T. Becket et al, London 1767 - Two publications bound together. Original full leather binding is moderately shelfworn and rubbed, with heavy wear to exterior hinges and corners. POEMS; [iv], iv, 91 pages. Signed by the author on page 7 at the end of the Introductory Address "To Shem Thompson." Two pages have minor loss to text due to a paper defect. TRANSLATION; [x], 428 pages of text. Signed by author at the bottom of the printed dedication page "To Her Majesty Queen Charlotte." Minor foxing scattered throughout the text. 1880's gift inscription neatly on a front endpaper. First edition(s). Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke. Oder die vollständige Beschreibung derselben, verfertiget oder gebilliget von den Herren der Academie der Wissenschaften zu Paris. In das Teutsche übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Daniel Gottfried Schreber. Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische, oder deren Thiere, die im Wasser leben. . Zwölfter Band. Zweeter Abschnitt (Bd. 12 Teil 2 von 21 Bde.).

      4. 438 S. und im Anhang 50 mehrfach ausklappbare Kupfertafeln, Ganzpergament d. Zeit, mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Bibliothekssignet der "Academie.1767.Artillerie" a. Frontdeckel, m. Lesebändchen, Eine Ecke min gestaucht. Auf Vorsatz eingeklebte "Bibliotheksordnung" der Zeit und einige Marginalien von alter Hand. Stempel auf Titelblatt ("Bibliothek des K.S. Artillerie-Corps"), Kupfertafeln tadell. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der von der Pariser Akademie der Wissenschaften nach dem Vorbild der Encyclopedie veranstalteten Reihe Descriptions des arts et metiers die von Duhamel du Monceau u.a. herausgegeben wurde.Schreber, Daniel Gottfried (1708-1777), Prof. f. Oekonomie und Polizey u. Cameralwissenschaft(Verwaltungswissenschaft) in Leipzig, war auch an Naturwissenschaften und deren konkrete Anwendung interessiert. Unter anderem Kontakt zu Carl v. Linné (ADB-/NDB 524).

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        Tou xenophontos He tou Kyrou paideia = Xenophontis institutio Cyri. Tomis quatuor. Ex editione T. Hutchinson

      excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, Glasguae 1767 - 8vo, 4 volumes, Greek and Latin text interleaved, contemporary speckled calf, triple-rule gilt borders, smooth gilt-decorated spines in 6 compartments, brown morocco labels in 2, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g., marbled endpapers; all but 1 label perished, boards and spine worn, library stamps on title pages, a few gatherings of volume 4 extended; good. Gaskell 472. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The English works of Roger Ascham, preceptor to Queen Elizabeth ... with notes and observations, and the author's life. By James Bennet

      London: printed for T. Davis and J. Dodsley, n.d., 1767. First edition, second issue, 4to, pp. [2], 4, [4], xvi, 395; recent brown calf-backed marbled boards; very good and sound. John Ryland's copy, with his dated (1768) signature on the title page, and with a one-and-a-quarter page quarto manuscript account by Ryland of James Bennet tipped in (33 lines, approx. 350 words), beginning "The venerable editor of this work devoted a long life, very affectionately and successfully, to the education of youth in Hertfordshire ... Dr. Johnson furnished the Life of his Author..." Ryland (1717?-1798) married the sister of John Hawkesworth. "Ryland was acquainted with Dr. Johnson for many years, and was the last surviving friend of his early life. He belonged to the old club that met weekly in 1749 at the King's Head in Ivy Lane and was broken up about 1753, and he was one of the four surviving members that dined together in 1783. He also belonged to the Essex Head Club, which Johnson formed at the close of his life. He constantly visited the doctor in his last illness, he supplied Nichols with several of the particulars which are inserted in the article in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1784 (p. 957), and attended the funeral. Several of Dr. Johnson's letters to him are included in the correspondence edited by Dr. G. B. Hill, but he is seldom mentioned by Boswell, possibly because these letters were withheld from publication in Boswell's Life" (DNB). The dedication "To Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftsbury," and the "Life of Roger Ascham" were written by Samuel Johnson. "Tom Davis stated that Johnson was "in reality" the editor, and that he (Johnson) gave the work to Bennet for his advantage" (Courtney). With the 4 page list of subscribers, to whom the book was originally issued in January, 1762. "This issue is distinguished by the new half-title and undated title, and by the absence of the single leaf of 'Additional Subscribers'; in all other respects it comprises the sheets from the first issue of 1761" (Fleeman). Chapman & Hazen, 144; Courtney & Smith, 100; Fleeman 61.8BA/1b.

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        INSTITUCIONES POLITICAS. OBRA, EN QUE SE TRATA DE LA SOCIEDAD CIVIL, DE LAS LEYES, DE LA POLICÍA, DE LA REAL HACIENDA, DEL COMERCIO, Y FUERZAS DE UN ESTADO. Y EN GENERAL DE TODO QUANTO PERTENECE AL GOBIERNO: 5 VOL.

      - 1767-1772-1781 Gabriel Ramirez, Madrid Traducción de Domingo de la Torre y Mollinedo. 355 pg. 448, 437, 304, 440 pg. 19x15 cm. Enc. en pergamino época. ( EL VOLUMEN NÚMERO 1, SE HALLA EN MAL ESTADO INTERIOR.) Imoresores: Antonio Fernandez. Andrès Ortega. Manuel Fernandez. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dämonomagie, oder Geschichte des Glaubens an Zauberei und dämonische Wunder, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Hexenprocesses seit den Zeiten Innocentius des Achten. Erster und Zweiter Band [kmpl.]. Nebst einer ausführlichen, nach Inquisitionsacten bearbeiteten Beschreibung des Hexenthums zu Lindheim in der Wetterau, als eins Beitrags zu den alterthümlichen Denkwürdigkeiten in den Großherzogliche=Hessischen Landen. Erstausg.

      XXIV, 368 S., mit gestochenem Frontispiz / 519 S. beide mit einer gefalteten Kupfertaf. mit magischen Sigillen, 8, Priv. Halbleder d. Zt. mit Rückentext (2 Bde.) Ackermann I/495: "Sehr selten" Grässe S.63 Hayn-Gotendorf III, 209 Slg. Du Prel 302. - Dr. Georg Conrad Horst (1767-1832/1838?, vgl. Miers/Bonin) war "Verfasser einer Reihe magischer und okkulter Werke, die heute noch von Sammlern gesucht sind." (Miers) - Leicht bestossen Rücken beschabt erster Bd. mit alten Antiquars-Anmerkungen in den Innendeckeln das Frontispiz leicht braunfleckig, sonst gute Expl.

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        Commentarius Literalis in Omnes Libros veteris et novi Testamenti.

      Coleti, 1767. 8 voll. in 4° grande, p. perg. pp. 512 + 4 incisioni raffiguranti: "Geographia Sacra seu Descriptio Regionum, Tabula Paradisi Terrestris, Tabula Itineris Israelitarum, Tabula peculiaris regionum, quas Apostoli perlustrarunt...", più volte ripiegate (Tomi primi - pars prima) + pp. 398 + 1 incisione, più volte ripiegata, raffigurante "Tabula Itineris, & Stationum Israelitarum"(Tomo primi - pars secunda) + pp. 691 + 4 incisioni, ripiegate, raffiguranti: "Tabula Terrae Promissae, Conspectus et erectio templi salomonici, Nuova templi jerosolymitani..., Novus Conspectus Veteris lerusalem ex authoris Mente (Tomus secundus) + pp. 698(Tomus teritus) + 612 (Tomus quartus) + 708 (Tomus sextus) + 794 (Tomus septimus) + 714 (Tomus octavus).Front. fig. Tagli rossi. Cerniera del 1° vol. parzialmente staccata. Disponiamo dei soli tomi sopra citati.

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        Zauber-Bibliothek oder von Zauberei, Theurgie und Mantik, Zauberern, Hexen, und Hexenprocessen, und Geistererscheinungen. Erster bis sechster Theil. [kmpl.]. Zur Beförderung einer rein-geschichtlichen, von Aberglauben und Unglauben freien Beurtheilung dieser Gegenstände. Mit Abbildungen. Erstausg.

      (1) XII, 387 S., mit magischen Sigillen u. 2 Beschwörungskreisen im Text / (2) XII, 440 S., mit magischen Sigillen u. okkulten Fig. im Text / (3) VI, 391 S., mit magischen Fig. im Text u. auf 2 Falttaf. (No.1-18) / (4) VI, 374 S., mit magischen Fig. im Text (No.19-37) / (5) VI, 420 S., mit zwei Holzschnitten im Text u. einer eingefalt. Horoskoptaf. / (6) VI, 441 S., 8, Halbleder d. Zt. mit goldgepräg. Rücken (6 Bde.) Ackermann I/494 Slg. du Prel 481 Cornell S.295 Caillet 5262 Engel 119 (ausführlich) Hayn-Gotendorf III, 209: "Geschätztes Werk" Grässe S.131-142 (mit vollständiger Inhaltsangabe). - Zum Autor vgl. Kiesewetter (Geschichte des neueren Occultismus, S.357), Bonin oder Miers: Dr. Georg Conrad Horst (1767-1832/38? Miers/Bonin) war "Verfasser einer Reihe magischer und okkulter Werke, die heute noch von Sammlern gesucht sind" (Miers). Mit dem vorliegenden Werk gibt Horst eine zum Teil kommentierte Anthologie alter Manuskripte u. Akten wieder, die sich mit Magie, Dämonenbeschwörungen, Zauberschriften, Hexenprozessen, Geistererscheinungen u. Vampirismus beschäftigen. Die Bände enthalten u.a. auch "Faustens Dreifachen Höllen-Zwang". Die Abb. zeigen magische Sigillen, Diagramme, okkulte Symbole oder ganz handgreiflich, den Eingriff des Bösen in unsere Welt. Der zweite Bd. mit Subskribentenverzeichnis, letzter Bd. mit 55 S. Personen- u. Sachregister. - Einbände leicht berieben u. bestossen Vorsätze leimschattig in Bd. 3 eine eingefalt. Taf. am unbedruckten Rand verknickt in Bd. 6) fehlt die eingefaltete Taf. (von Verlagsseite nicht mit eingebunden u. zum Textverständnis nicht notwendig) sonst sehr gute Expl.

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        Magasin enigmatiques contenant un grand nombre d'enigmes ingenieuses choisies entre toutes celles qui ont paru depuis pres d'un siecle

      Chez la veuve Duchesne, Paris 1767 - In 16, cm 10 x 16,5, pp. VIII + 376. Piena pelle coeva con fregi oro al dorso e tassello. ÂEdizione originale di questa raccolta di 437 enigmi. Annotazioni numeriche d'epoca all'indice. Santi, Bibliografia dell'enigmistica, 493 FRA

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        Lettera del Dott. Carlo Alfonso Guadagni professore ordinario di fisica esperiment, nell' Univ. di Pisa, Medico del R. Spedule di S. Maria Nuova, Socio dell' Accad. Botanica di Firenze, e della R. Soc. Di Londra etc. All'illustriss. Sig. Cavaliere Pietro Gaetano Grifoni sopra una nuova struttura d'un barometro portatile.

      Pisa, Carotti, 1767. - 139 Seiten, 1 gefaltete Tabelle und 1 gefalteter Kupferstich im Anhang, 8vo (Format ca. 21x15,5 cm, Pergamentband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Lederrückenschild, marmorierter Schnitt. Carlo Alfonso Guadagni (1722-1801), italienischer Physiker, studierte Philosophie und Medizin an der von Franz I. gegründeten Universität Pisa und wurde dort 1784 erster Direktor des Lehrstuhls für Experimentalphysik. Der junge Guadagni lehrte ab 1744 Physik und benutzte dazu seine eigenen Instrumente. 220 seiner Experimente werden in dem Werk "Specimen Experimentorum naturalium" vorgestellt. Auf dem diesem Buch beigebundenem Kupferstich sieht man eines seiner selbstentworfenen physikalischen Instrumente, ein Barometer. Die Deckel etwas nach außen geboden, Älteres Bibliotheksschild am Rücken, innen anfangs leichter braunfleckig, im weiteren Verlauf des Textes aber nahezu fleckenfrei, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt. Selten!

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        The English works of Roger Ascham, preceptor to Queen Elizabeth . with notes and observations, and the author's life. By James Bennet

      printed for T. Davis and J. Dodsley, n.d., London 1767 - First edition, second issue, 4to, pp. [2], 4, [4], xvi, 395; recent brown calf-backed marbled boards; very good and sound. John Ryland's copy, with his dated (1768) signature on the title page, and with a one-and-a-quarter page quarto manuscript account by Ryland of James Bennet tipped in (33 lines, approx. 350 words), beginning "The venerable editor of this work devoted a long life, very affectionately and successfully, to the education of youth in Hertfordshire . Dr. Johnson furnished the Life of his Author." Ryland (1717?-1798) married the sister of John Hawkesworth. "Ryland was acquainted with Dr. Johnson for many years, and was the last surviving friend of his early life. He belonged to the old club that met weekly in 1749 at the King's Head in Ivy Lane and was broken up about 1753, and he was one of the four surviving members that dined together in 1783. He also belonged to the Essex Head Club, which Johnson formed at the close of his life. He constantly visited the doctor in his last illness, he supplied Nichols with several of the particulars which are inserted in the article in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1784 (p. 957), and attended the funeral. Several of Dr. Johnson's letters to him are included in the correspondence edited by Dr. G. B. Hill, but he is seldom mentioned by Boswell, possibly because these letters were withheld from publication in Boswell's Life" (DNB). The dedication "To Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftsbury," and the "Life of Roger Ascham" were written by Samuel Johnson. "Tom Davis stated that Johnson was "in reality" the editor, and that he (Johnson) gave the work to Bennet for his advantage" (Courtney). With the 4 page list of subscribers, to whom the book was originally issued in January, 1762. "This issue is distinguished by the new half-title and undated title, and by the absence of the single leaf of 'Additional Subscribers'; in all other respects it comprises the sheets from the first issue of 1761" (Fleeman). Chapman & Hazen, 144; Courtney & Smith, 100; Fleeman 61.8BA/1b. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Charter Granted by His Majesty, King Charles II

      1767. First Edition . (RHODE ISLAND). The Charter Granted by His Majesty, King Charles II. To The Governor and Company of The English Colony of Rhode-Island and Providence-Plantations, in New-England, in America. BOUND WITH: Acts and Laws of the English Colony of Rhode-Island and Providence-Plantations, in New-England, in America. Printed and sold by Samuel Hall, Printer to the Honorable General Assembly, 1767. Folio, original marbled wrappers, original stitching as issued. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $4800.Exceedingly rare 1767 Rhode Island Acts and Laws, one of only 200 copies, printed with the 1663 Royal Charter, in original marbled paper wrappers.With the 1660 restoration of the British monarch, Roger Williams's original 1644 charter was threatened by its lack of a royal seal. In 1663, Charles II granted Rhode Island a new charter, distinctively defining it as a corporate colony, with its governor, council and general assembly chosen by the people. The only other such colony was Connecticut, for elsewhere representatives were chosen by British property owners or royal appointment. As such, many Rhode Island citizens believed their charter required only ""voluntary allegiance so long as the King's interest and theirs coincided. When claims of English rights and royal power differed from claims of charter rights, Rhode Islanders insisted that charter rights had equal, not subordinate authority"" (McLoughlin, Rhode Island History, 82-3). Further the charter famously granted religious freedom with its statement that ""no Person within the said Colony, at any Time hereafter, shall be any wise molested, punished, disquieted, or called in Question, for any Differences in Opinion in Matters of Religion."" Also including the colony's reaction to the Stamp Act, laws on indentured servitude and polygamy, and one permitting conscientious objector status during war. The 1719 printing is considered the first compilation. In 1730 the second revision was published, and a third appeared in 1745. This is the ""exceedingly rare fourth revision of the Rhode Island Laws, of which only 200 copies were printed"" (Benedict 450). With separate title pages for the Charter and Acts and Laws. Without the Table, said to have been published separately, and the extremely rare final leaf on the 1746 Repeal of the Acts of the General Assembly. Benedict 450. Evans 10749. Harvard Law Catalogue II, 459. Sabin 70514. Tower 836. Contemporary owner inscription above title page dated March 22 ,1775. Text generally fresh with light scattered foxing, occasional marginal dampstaining, one leaf (2Z) with expert paper repair, affecting a few letters. A highly desirable, early colonial printing.

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        A Plan of Constantinople, Places Adjacent and Canal of the Black Sea.

      1767 - London, 1767. 390 x 440mm. Narrow left margin, binding folds with a few tiny holes. A detailed plan of the environs of Constantinople, with the Bosphorus and Golden Horn, orientated with north to the left, with a prospect of the city underneath. An extensive key refers to both plan and prospect. A very uncommon map. Later it was closely copied by Lodge for the Gentleman's Magazine in 1770. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Works

      1767. First Edition . ROUSSEAU, J.J. The Miscellaneous Works of Mr. J.J. Rousseau. London: T. Becket and P.A. DeHondt, 1767. Five volumes. 12mo, contemporary full brown calf gilt, raised bands, brown morocco spine labels. Housed together in a custom slipcase. $4800.First collected edition in English of RousseauÂ’s major writings, prominently featuring the first edition in English of his Dissertation on Political Economy, assembled together with very early editions in English of his Treatise on the Social Compact—”RousseauÂ’s greatest work” (PMM)—and of his Second Discourse, along with other key writings, handsomely bound in contemporary calf.RousseauÂ’s influential writings reveal “a striking, if often elusive, combination of idealistic and realistic elements which constantly seemed to open up the possibility of a better world” (Encyclopedia of Philosophy). This scarce 1767 edition of his Works prominently features the first collected appearance in English of his 1762 Treatise on the Social Compact, which “remains RousseauÂ’s greatest workÂ… a crucial document of egalitarian government” (PMM 207). Also included is his preeminent 1754 Second Discourse on “The Origin and Foundation of the Inequality of Mankind,” a work that “made him immortal” (Gourevitch, xv), and his 1755 Dissertation on Political Economy, which “tackles one major subject barely mentioned in the Social Compact, that of taxation, and has much to say on patriotism” (Christopher Betts). Also contains numerous essays, important dramatic works and selected correspondence. First collected edition in English and second overall of RousseauÂ’s Treatise on the Social Compact, preceded only by the 1764 separate printing; first edition in English of his Dissertation on Political Economy; first collected edition in English, third overall, of his Second Discourse, preceded by printings in 1761 and 1762; with his Dissertation on the Effects of Cultivating the Arts and Sciences (Vol. I) first appearing in English in 1752 under a different title. Anonymously translated. Lowndes, 2134. Mahaffey, 121. CBEL II:798. See Goldsmith 9064, 9727, 9947. Palgrave III:427-28. Armorial bookplates. Old bibliographic notations.Scattered light foxing. Minor loss to lower corner of leaf I5, Volume III, slightly touching text. Uniform toning to spines, spine ends lightly worn. A handsome set in excellent condition.

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        TRAITE DES ORDRES D'ARCHITECTURE. Premiere Partie. De La Proportion Des Cinq Ordres. Ou l'on a tente de les rapprocher de leur origine, en les etablissant fur un principe commun.

      Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1767. xvi, 96 pages of text; complete with 59 engraved plates by Choffard. Original full leather binding with minor to moderate rubbing and shelfwear. The endpapers are slightly creased. The text and plates are lightly to moderately foxed. A few pages with creases to the corners. Previous owner's bookplate neatly affixed to the front endpaper "Edw'd Patterson." The text is clean and unmarked. This French architect lived from 1713 to 1796.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Cours complet d'optique

      French Edition in translating Spirit Pézenas, and illustrated 73 plates engraved by Faure.Binders full mottled calf contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. as exhibits in red morocco and volume number in black leather. Chez La veuve Girard & chez Charles Antoine Jombert A Avignon se vend A Paris 1767 In-4 (20x25,5cm) (6) iij-xxviij 472pp. et (2) 536pp. (1) relié

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