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        THE COMPLETE ENGLISH COOK; OR, PRUDENT HOUSEWIFE. Being an entire new collection of the most general, yet least expensive receipts in every branch of cookery and good housewifery:

      Leeds, printed by Griffith Wright, M,DCC,LXVII. And sold by the author, and J. Ogle, in Leeds; and Messrs. Robinson and Roberts, London, 1767. with directions for roasting, boiling, stewing, ragoos, soups, sauces, fricaseys, pies, tarts, puddings, cheese-cakes, custards, jellies, potting, candying, collaring, pickling, preserving, made-wines, &c. together with directions for placing dishes on tables of entertainment and many other things equally necessary, the whole made easy to the meanest capacity, and far more useful to young beginners than any book of the kind extant. FIRST EDITION 1767, 12mo, approximately 165 x 95 mm, 6½ x 3¾ inches, pages: (iv), 5-201, [43] including 34 single page tables of seasonal menus and 9 pages of index, collation: pi2, A-H12, I-M6, K3 mis-signed K4, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in contemporary sheep, narrow gilt border to covers, rebacked with original damaged gilt decorated backstrip laid down, original red morocco title label, marbled endpapers. Corners slightly worn, inner paper hinges neatly repaired with matching paper, upper margins of the 2 prelim leaves trimmed, no loss of printed area, light browning and foxing throughout, to varying degrees, loss of 2 words on page 51 due to adhesion, easily understood, a few small stains also, none affecting legibility, date written neatly in ink arabic numerals below roman on title page. A good plus copy of an uncommon 18th century cookbook, originating from Yorkshire. According to the title page the author "is well known to have been for Forty Years past one of the most noted Cooks in the County of York". Cagle, A Matter of Taste, page 662, No. 919; Oxford, English Cookery Books, page 95; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography page 360 (citing 3rd edition); Vicaire, Bibliographie Gastronomique, 669 (3rd edition). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les Frères, ou Histoire de Miss Osmond, traduite de l'anglois par M. Depuisieux

      Prault le Jeune, 1767. 4 Parties en 2 volumes in - 12 (16,9 x 10 cm), veau fauve moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Philippe - Florent de Puisieux (Meaux 1713 - Paris 1772), traducteur français, a publié anonymement de nombreuses traductions du latin, de l'italien et de l'anglais, parmis lesquelles Grammaire géographique de Gordon, Histoire navale de l'Angleterre de Ledyard, Amélie de Fielding, etc. (Nouvelle biographie générale publiée par MM. Firmin Didot frères 41, 187). Exemplaire aux armes de Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex - libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (quelques menus défauts). / / 4 Parts bound in 4 volumes 12o (16,9 x 10 cm), fawn speckled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns - in, red sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Philippe - Florent de Puisieux (Meaux 1713 - Paris 1772), french translator, anonymously published numerous translations from latin, italian and english, among them "Grammaire géographique" by Gordon, "Histoire navale de l'Angleterre" by Ledyard, "Amélie" by Fielding, etc. (Nouvelle biographie générale publiée par MM. Firmin Didot frères 41, 187). Copy bearing the arms of Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (Some minor defects).

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        The Sale of Authors, a Dialogue, in Imitation of Lucian's Sale of Philosophers.

      Printed, and sold by the Booksellers in London and Westminster. 1767. 1767 xvi, 200, 209-250, [2]pp ads. 12mo. BOUND WITH: Lexiphanes, a Dialogue. Imitated from Lucian, and suited to the present times. Being an attempt to restore the English tongue to its ancient purity, and to correct, as well as expose, the affected style, hard words, and absurd phraseology of many late writers, and particularly of our English Lexiphanes, the Rambler. The second edition, corrected. Printed for J. Knox. 1767. xxxix, [1], 185, [3]pp ads. 12mo. 2 vols in 1 in full contemporary calf, raised & gilt banded spine, red morocco label; some insect damage to upper board, v. sl. wear to head of spine. From the library of Douglas Grant.ESTC T96628 & ESTC T94504. First editions. In the dedication to Lexiphanes, Campbell, a purser aboard a man-of-war, records that 'during a long voyage at sea, when I had access to no other English books but what I had been long acquainted and very familiar with, excepting the Ramblers which happened accidentally to be on board, in order to divert the idle and solitary hours unavoidable in that sort of life, I was in a manner obliged to read them, which accordingly I did with great care and attention. I immediately perceived, and was forceably struck with the strong resemblance there subsists between Mr J-n's character, and that of the Limousin scholar in Rabelais, and of Lexiphanes in Lucian. And I concluded, that an imitation of the latter would be admirably suited to expose that false taste and ridiculous manner of writing'. Both Lexiphanes and The Sale of Authors were written during a short stay at Pensacola, but remained in manuscript for some two years, until Campbell returned to England. His satire on Johnson was issued anonymously in March 1767, and attributed by Hawkins to Kenrick. The Sale of Authors followed in June, in which the 'sweetly plaintive Gray' was put up to auction, along with Sterne, Hervey, Lloyd, &c.

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        Bélisaire.

      Chez Merlin, 1767. First edition, early state, featuring the frontispiece and three copper-engraved plates designed by Gravelot. Quickly translated into numerous languages following its initial publication, Marmontel's controversial philosophical novel was written in great part in the hope that its retelling of the story of Gen. Flavius Beisarius of the Byzantine Empire would convince Louis XV to become, himself, the longed-for Philosopher-King. Chapter 15, however, in which Marmontel advocates freedom of opinion and religious tolerance, inspired extensive commentary by Voltaire and others and brought on condemnation by both the Sorbonne and the Archbishop of Paris -- though it may ultimately have helped the Huguenot cause. Merlin also printed a duodecimo edition in 1767; in the present edition, "Fragmens de philosophie morale" is found on pp. 273-340, followed by the Addition and Approbation. Provenance: Front pastedown with large, round, gilt-stamped armorial leather bookplate of notable 19th-century book collector Edward Hailcrone; smaller, round, cream-colored leather gilt-stamped "I.T." bookplate with motto "Inter folia fructus" of 19th-century bookseller and bookcollector James Toovey; and paper bookplate of Sir Montague Shearman. Binding: Contemporary crimson morocco, covers framed in gilt triple fillets; spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather labels, board edges and turn-ins with gilt rolls. This volume (complete in itself) seems at one time to have been part of a set of Marmontel's works, and bears an (unnumbered) spine label reading "Oeuvres de Marmontel."

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        Traité de l'Horlogerie méchanique et pratique approuvé par l'Academie Royale des Sciences par Antoine Thiout l'ainé. Horloger Ordinaire de S.M.C. la Reine Douairiere d'Espagne, & de S.A.S. Monsigneur le Duc d'Orleans avec quatre-vingt-onze figures

      Chez Samson, 1767. Seconda edizione (la prima pubblicata chez Charles Moette, sempre a Parigi, nel 1741). Uno dei trattati che hanno fondato l'arte dell'orologeria moderna, scritto da uno dei più grandi maestri orologiai del suo tempo, che descrive nel suo trattato tutto il suo sapere attingendo alla tradizione e introducendo numerose invenzioni e miglioramenti. Il Traité è preceduto nel primo volume da due capitoli introduttivi: Definitions des principaux termes de l'art de l'Horlogerie et de ceux des mathematiques relatifs à cet art e Description des outils servans à l'Horlogerie con la descrizione delle tavole relative poste a fine volume. Illustrato da 90 nitide tavole ripiegate incise da Guillaume Dheulland (manca la pl. L del primo volume). Capilettera e finalini incisi In ottavo

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        Histoire de la Réformation, ou Mémoires de Jean Sleidan sur l'état de la Religion et de la République sous l'Empire de Charles Quint

      First edition of this French translation by Peter Courayer; a first translation was published in 1558 under the original title: Comments on the state of religion and the Republic under the Empire of Charles V. Title pages in red and black. Sheepskin brown half contemporary. Back to nerves Jansenist. Parts beige titles. boards speckled brown paper. Few hiccups with gaps on the backs. Friction. Good enough copies bindings editor, uncut. . Remarkable history of the empire of Charles V and more specifically the Reformation 1517-1556 The book is divided into 24 books with a detailed summary and progress annually; the translator has added some notes and explanations. The author does not reduce its history the Empire of Charles V but extends to Europe, especially to France in its relations with the German Empire. Found in the past that interest ambassador Jean Sleidan, and a willingness to understand all the world in motion. This book is still the basis of modern historiography for any study of the Reformation. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Frederic Staatman A La Haye 1767 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 4 (21x28cm) xlii, 448pp. et 502pp. et 361pp. (1) (84) relié

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        Lettres familières de M. le Président de Montesquieu. Nouvelle édition, Augmentée de plusieurs Lettres & autres Ouvrages du même Auteur, qui ne se trouvent point dans les éditions précédentes

      Vincent, et Durand Neveu, 1767. 1 volume in - 12 (16,8 x 10 cm), veau fauve moucheté, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Seconde édition, parue la même année que l'originale (Brunet 7, 1109). La deuxième partie de l'ouvrage est la " Réponse aux observations sur l'Esprit des Loix ", par François Risteau. Exemplaire aux armes de Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex - libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (quelques minimes frottements, petite déchirure p. 237 et petit trou p. 19 de la 2e partie sur le numéro de page). / / 1 volume 12o (16,8 x 10 cm), fawn speckled calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns - in, red sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Second edition, published the same year as the first one (Brunet 7, 1109). The second part of the book is " Réponse aux observations sur l'Esprit des Loix ", by François Risteau. Copy bearing the arms of Anne - Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne - Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne - Marie - Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine - lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint - Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie - Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne - Françoise - Charlotte de Montmorency - Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. (Some very minor rubbings, small tear p. 237 and small hole p. 19 of 2nd part on the page number).

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        Historiae naturalis de piscibus et cetis. (und) de exanguibus aquaticis.

      Heilbronn, F.J. Eckebrecht 1767 - 2 Bde. in 1 Bd. Fol. 228; 78 S., 3 nn. Bl., m. 67 Kupfertafeln. HLdr.d.Zt. m. reicher RVerg. u. RSchild., (etw. ber., Kapitale u. Ecken gestaucht). Nissen , ZBI 2139. - Heilbronner Ausgabe des erstmals 1650 mit den Kupfertafeln M. Merians erschienenen Werkes (vgl. Wüthrich II, 32). - Die Tafeln mit Darstellungen von Fischen, Robben, Krebsen, Schnecken u. Muscheln, sowie Walen bzw. einer Walfangdarstellung. - Tls. gebräunt bzw. stockfl., einige Seiten stärker braunfl, die letzten Blatt knickfaltig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A series of letters, discovering the scheme projected by France, in MDCCLIX.

      Two vols. in one, 4to., v + (1) + 263 + (1) and (2) + 268pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lines and label. Minor rubbing to joints, and a little wear to head and foot of spine, but a very good and sound copy, from the early 19th century library of the first Marquis of Hastings (1754-1826) with his armorial bookplate.Publisher: London: printed for the author; and sold by Mr. Williams (&c. &c.)Year: 1767Edition: First edition.

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        Carte Generale de l'Amerique Septentrionale

      Artist: Crepy Ch ; issued in : Paris; date: 1767 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Perfect condition; size (in cm): 50 x 48 - description: Decorative map of the east coast of the US, central America and the Caribbean. On the right lower margin 19 inset maps of Boston, New York, Charles Town, Kingston, Porto Bello, Port Royal, Bermuda, Barbardos, Antigua, etc.

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        A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP THE DOLPHIN, COMMANDED BY THE HONOURABLE COMMODORE BYRON...By an Officer on Board the Said Ship

      London: J. Newberry, 1767. [4],186,[2,publisher's ads]pp. plus three plates (including frontis). Contemporary calf, rebacked, with original gilt spine label. Some wear to extremities. Later bookplate on front pastedown. Hinges repaired, gutters of first handful of leaves repaired, light occasional foxing. Good. One of the most celebrated of all voyages, Byron's adventure on the Dolphin began under a cloud of secrecy designed to conceal the purpose of his voyage from Spain. The entire crew was led to believe their destination was the East Indies, and it was not until the ship had left Rio (where it was refitted) that the true mission was revealed: a voyage of discovery to the South Seas. To avoid mutiny, he granted his men double pay, and with renewed enthusiasm they set course for the Pacific. This account of the Straits of Magellan is one of the best to that time, though its famed map did not appear until the first Spanish edition of 1769. Byron's circumnavigation is noted for its speed, just over twenty-months, and this account for its discussion of the "Patagonian Giants," depicted in two of the plates and discussed in the text. "Byron passed through the Straits without incident. Having reached the Pacific he succeeded in discovering islands and coral reefs, and returned to England without losing one member of his crew, a rare event in those days. This account of the voyage became famous because of its description of Patagonian giants. These giants were first observed by the crew of Magellan's fleet, and other authors refer to them, but as the travellers of the nineteenth century were unable to encounter them, their existence came to be considered a fable or optical illusion. What impresses the reader of Byron's book, however, is the tone of veracity in the description of these very tall men whom the crew observed at close range, and with whom they had some contact" - Borba de Moraes. Borba de Moraes attributes this book to Byron, but he was not the author. Although not proven, some (including Hill) have attributed this work to Charles Clerke, who later served with Cook on all three of his voyages to the Pacific. Scarce. BORBA DE MORAES, pp.138-39. SABIN 9732. HILL 311. PALAU 38229 (another ed).

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        Nicodemus's Gospel.

      8vo., ix + (1) + 70pp., occasional minor imperfections (small hole in title-page with loss or 2 or 3 letters, title-page soiled, holes in gutter of final 3 or 4 leaves just touching letters of final leaf), in 19th century plain wrappers which are soiled, loosely preserved in a further 19th century wrapper with a ms title in ink on upper wrapper. From the library of Hargrave Jennings (1815-1890), the writer and occultist, with his signature dated August 1st, 1879, on upper wrapper, with the note, also in his hand, "Curious. Nicodemus' Gospel. 1767".Publisher: London: printed for the author; and sold at his house in Lancaster-Court in the Strand.Year: 1767Edition:

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        The History of Greenland containing a Description of the Country and its Inhabitants

      

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        Voyage en Sibérie

      French Edition, translated by Louis Félix Guynement of Keralio, and illustrated with a figure and an extendible board music.Binders full mottled calf contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Lack head of Volume I. Part of the missing volume number Tomei. upper joint split head Volume II. Volume II begins Pagination xx, without missing and according to copies held by the National Libray of Scotland, and the Zoological Society of London. Good copy. Chez Desaint A Paris 1767 In-12 (9,5x17cm) xxii, 430pp. et xx-xxij, 324pp. (4) 2 volumes reliés

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        Principles of Equity. Corrected and Enlarged in a Second Edition. Folio. Sowerby 1717

      The first work devoted exclusively to equity in Scotland, "probably Kames's most important contribution to legal theory" in Professor Walker's words, praised by Jefferson (who had this and two other editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield. Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, some browning and staining, else a good copy. Printed for A. Millar . . . and A. Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh, 1767.

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        Belisaire

      First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 figures in Plover, engraved by Massard, Veal, Levasseur and Masquelier.Bound in glossy red full morocco contemporary. Back smooth decorated. part of title in red morocco. Triple net framing on the boards. Indoor Friesland. gilt edges. A dull corner, 3 further rubbed. Folds on the back. Small traces of friction. The apparent lack on the top appears flat due to a burn. Binding quality.Very nice copy morocco vintage red. Chez Merlin A Paris 1767 in-8 (12,5x19,5cm) (2) x, 340pp. (3) relié

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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, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry...

      London: J. Dodsley, 1767. Three volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece and titles, two other textual engravings; an attractive set with contemporary ownership inscriptions, contemporary calf, spines banded and gilt, red morocco labels. Second edition, expanded, of this celebrated collection. Samuel Johnson is known to have encouraged Percy in his work, and even to have contributed material to the volumes.Percy's anthology invigorated interest in early English poetry, and was a benchmark of its kind, influencing any number of later poets including Wordsworth and Coleridge. Percy gathered most of the material in this work from the 'Percy Folio', now in the British Museum. Famously, Percy saved the manuscript when he found it 'being used by the Maids to light the Fire'. Its influence had an avowed impact on Coleridge and Wordsworth, amongst others. Two joints cracked and chipped at head of spines.

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        Oeuvres diverses, traduites de l'anglois. Nouvelle édition, revue et augmentée d'un grand nombre de Pièces qui n'avoient point encore été traduites. Avec de très belles figures en taille-douce

      Chez Arkstée & Merkus. New edition, illustrated with a frontispiece by Delamonce, a portrait engraved by Kornlein and 23 figures by Frankendaal. This edition contains two volumes of more than 1754. Full Sheepskin brown mottled. Back tooled raised. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Caps head partly threadbare to volumes III, VI and VIII. Minor defects. 4 corners bumped. Good enough decorative series. Volumes 6-8 contain the correspondence of Pope, notably with Swift and Gay. Pope was both a classic poet (the largest of the first half of the eighteenth) a philosopher noted for his Essay on Man, as well as a novelist: Memory of Martin Scrivelius. Works contain particular critical essays. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Arkstée & Merkus à Amsterdam & à Leipzig 1767 in-12 (9,5x16,5cm) LX,LX, 343 ; IV, 358 ; II, 352 ; II, 418 ; IV, 396 ; XII, 392 ; XII, 351 (mal chiffrée 451) ; XV, (1), 364 pp. 8 volumes reliés

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        Mélanges de littérature, d'histoire, et de philosophie.

      Amsterdam: Zacharie Chatelain & Fils, 1767 - 5 volumes in-12; "Quatrième édition" pour les quatre premiers volumes, sans mention d'édition sur le T.V (en première édition); T.I: xvi, 412p., 1 grand tableau dépliant "Système figuré des connaissances humaines". T.II: [iv], 456p. T.III: [iv], 431p. 40p. Notes; T.IV: [iv], 464p. T.V: xxiv, 610p. Reliure d'époque en veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, gardes marbrées, tranches rouges, coupes ornées. Très bel exemplaire de parfaite fraîcheur. Edition en partie originale, la première édition de 1753 ne comprenant que 2 volumes, les suivants ayant paru séparément. On trouve au premier volume le célèbre "Discours préliminaire de l'Encyclopédie", prononcé le 19 décembre 1754 lors de la réception de D'Alembert à l'Académie Française. Il est suivi de l' "Explication détaillée du système des connaissances humaines" par Diderot. Les autres volumes des "Mélanges" comprennent des Eloges, Mémoires, Essais de philosophie, etc. Barbier III, 113. Quérard I, 26.

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        L'ordre naturel et essentiel des sociétés politiques.

      Londres, Nourse; Paris, Desaint, 1767. ____ Première édition. (L'ouvrage a été publié en même temps au format in-12 et in-4). L'exposition la plus claire et la mieux suivie de la doctrine physiocratique, selon Adam Smith. C'est en partie contre cet ouvrage que Voltaire a écrit "L'Homme aux quarante écus". Mercier de la Rivière (1719-1794), fut Conseiller au Parlement de Paris et Intendant de la Martinique. Quelques pages légèrement brunies, mais bel exemplaire. *****. 2 volumes in-12. [166 x 93 mm] Collation : XVI, 353, (1) / (4), 547, (1) pp. Demi-basane marron, dos orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure du début du XIXe.).

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        [Murner the Ghost Kittie - a Gothic Tale]. Murner in der Hölle. Ein scherzhaftes Heldengedicht. Neue verbeserte Auflage. TOGETHER WITH: Aelurias epos iocosum

      Rostock and Braunschweig, 1767 and 1767. Ad 1: Rostock: Koppe, 1767. 4to. 42 pp. With an engraved title-vignette, 8 woodcut headpieces, and one engraved tailpiece (Murner's urn). Recent marbled boards, edges uncut. Text a little browned, but the paper is strong. Ad 2: Braunschweig: Impensis Orphanotrophei ("Orphanage Press), 1771. 8vo. xii, 64pp. With an engraved frontispiece, title vignette, one engraved vignette in the text and one engraved tailpiece. vignettes in the text. Later half calf, coloured paper boards, gilt. Rubbed, with surface loss to spine, joints cracked, some light soiling. Hinges starting, bookplate to FEP, leaves toned, small burn-hole to bottom margin of E, not touching text. Ad 3: Chez Dubois, Pere et Fils, Libraires, Genève et Paris 1774 We know of no other 18th-century German Gothic Tales which involve Ghost Kitties. "Murner in Hell" is a highly curious, and very amusing poem in heroic hexameter which relates the story of Murner the Ghost Kittie, who having been killed whilst attacking a caged canary haunts his owners for failing to properly inter his corpse. "Murner in Hell" has nothing to do with Thomas Murner (1475-ca. 1537) but is a travesty on Book XI of the Odyssey, in which Elpenor pleads for Odysseus to bury his body. In the present Gothic Tale, Murner the cat haunts the whole house until his corpse is buried. That we have been able to secure editions in the original German and the Latin translation is remarkable. Both are of further interest on account of their unique and marvelous illustrations. Neither edition is currently available on the market, and according to Worldcat, there is NO COPY IN AMERICA of either edition. Ad 1 (German): NO COPY IN AMERICA (?) -- the title vignette depicts the Ghost Kittie in Hell (Cocytus) aboard Acheron's boat, tormented by Cerberus the three-headed Dog (see p. 30 in the text). The engraved tailpiece shows Murner's urn. Ad 2 (Latin): NO COPY IN AMERICA (?) -- the frontispiece presents the scene of the crime, in which the canary's bird-cage is knocked onto the floor and the Ghost-Kittie is crushed by it and the weight of the Baron, who lies on top. The Latin translation was prepared by Benedictus Christianus Avenarius, who also translated the "Fabulae Aliquot" of various authors which appear on pp. 55-64. Translated into English, the beginning of the first Canto is written: "Sing, smiling Muse! Sing the great heroic deeds and the miserable death of an immortal Cat; he passed the black banks of Cocytus; and his bones, as those of other heroes, were entombed in marble." (Included in the present offering is an English translation of the German text). ADB XLIV, 634-641. See Goedeke IV, 71, 5; 8; 9.

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        L'Encyclopedie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Fonderie des canons ( Cannon casting)...

      Paris: 1767. The following plates come from a defective copy of Volume 5 and are generally in excellent condition, with full margins. 17 text pages plus one folio and 25 plates . plates numbered 3, 6, 7, 8, 24, and 25 are all double plates. This 25 fascinating plates detail the art of casting cannons, the machines, the moulds for the casting of cannons, bombs, and bullets. In fact each plate from 1 to 25 is a fascinating journey through drawings of craftsmen working on different design of cannons specially on the double plates, also on plates 1, 2, 3 display general plans of impressive furnaces foundations on minute detail....

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        Histoire de la Réformation, ou Mémoires de Jean Sleidan sur l'état de la Religion et de la République sous l'Empire de Charles Quint

      Chez Frederic Staatman. First edition of this French translation by Peter Courayer; a first translation was published in 1558 under the original title: Comments on the state of religion and the Republic under the Empire of Charles V. Title pages in red and black. Sheepskin brown half contemporary. Back to nerves Jansenist. Parts beige titles. boards speckled brown paper. Few hiccups with gaps on the backs. Friction. Good enough copies bindings editor, uncut. . Remarkable history of the empire of Charles V and more specifically the Reformation 1517-1556 The book is divided into 24 books with a detailed summary and progress annually; the translator has added some notes and explanations. The author does not reduce its history the Empire of Charles V but extends to Europe, especially to France in its relations with the German Empire. Found in the past that interest ambassador Jean Sleidan, and a willingness to understand all the world in motion. This book is still the basis of modern historiography for any study of the Reformation. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Frederic Staatman A La Haye 1767 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 4 (21x28cm) xlii, 448pp. et 502pp. et 361pp. (1) (84) relié

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        L'Homme Sauvage, Histoire traduite de... .

      Amsterdam: Chez Zacharie, 1767. Duodecimo; contemporary French mottled calf gilt, spine banded and gilt, crimson label. A very attractive copy of the first edition: the "noble savage" in the Americas, and an important work in the French utopian tradition.Mercier (1740-1814) was a prominent French dramatist, and one of the first playwrights of drame bourgeois. He wrote over sixty plays, ranging in style from light social comedy to radically anti-monarchical treatises. Unsurprisingly considering the title of the present work, he was heavily influenced by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, earning himself the rather scathing sobriquet 'Le Singe de Jean-Jacques.' Imprisoned briefly during the Terror, he was released after the death of Robespierre.Although it was his later work L'an Deux Mille Quatre Cent Quarante which led to him being called the 'father of the modern utopia', this work is an earlier example of Mercier's engagement with the theme. Long thought to be a direct translation of Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Pfeil's novel Der Wildemann it is now considered likely that much of it is Mercier's own work. The novel is largely a first-person narration by Zidzem, the noble savage of the title, of an idealised world in Peru: 'Je suis né parmi les Chébutois, peuple du Sud de l'Amerique; peuple long-tems illustre & vainqueur'. A fine copy.

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        Recherche sur le tissus muqueux , ou l'organe cellulaire, et sur quelques maladies de poitrine [Ensemble] L'usage des eaux de Bareges et du mercure, pour les ecrouelles : ou dissertation sur les tumeurs scrophuleuses

      Chez Didot le jeune. First Edition for the first book and new edition to waters Barege.Plein calf marbled time. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Some frictions, two corners bumped and bites on page titre.Theophile Bordeu (1722-1776) is considered one of the greatest physicians of the eighteenth century, and one of the most famous theorists. He is the founder of pathological physiology and its work will give rise to the general anatomy of Bichat. The book in question reported significant discoveries about the structure of tissues, particularly, it is one of the leading books on the role and importance cell. Principles of physiology vitalism earned him to be taken as a model in Diderot's Dream On alembert.Jourdan, Medical Biography, 402: "To rent this beautiful work with dignity, is enough to say that certainly gave the Bichat idea of its general anatomy, and it became a chapter in one of those happy thefts that Bichat was able to make amends by attaching a host of remarks n "owned that to him." From the library Broussonet with ink stamp and handwritten signature. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Didot le jeune à Paris 1767 2 partie en un Vol. In 12 (10x17cm) x, (2) 227pp. ; (4) x, (8) 228pp. (1) relié

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        A New Pocket Dictionary of the French and English Languagesandnbsp

      

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         L'Ordre naturel et essentiel des sociétés politiques

      à Londres, chez Jean Nourse, & se trouve à Paris, chez Desaint, 1767, 2 vol. in 12, de XVI-353 et 2 ff.n.ch. 547 pp., pl. veau blond marbré époque, dos lisse orné, p. de titre rouge et verte, tr. marbrées, très bel exemplaire très frais. (ex-libris XIXe Bibliothèque Champvieux). Edition originale in 12 parue en même temps que l'in 4°. Adam Smith considérait ce livre comme étant "le meilleur compte rendu de la doctrine physiocratique". Cet important traité réussit à enthousiasmer Diderot pendant quelques mois pour la physiocratie:"Il est le premier qui m'ait éclairé, qui m'ait instruit. Il est le seul qui m'ait donné des idées claires, nettes et vraies du commerce tant intérieur qu'extérieur, et de la nature du commerce en général" (Lettre à Damilaville 1767). Dupont de Nemours a qualifié ce livre "d'ouvrage sublime". C'est en partie contre "l'ordre naturel" que Voltaire écrivit "L'Homme aux quarante écus". ¶ Schumpeter, p. 225 "the second textbook of Physiocrat orthodoxy" - Goldsmiths 10270 - Einaudi 3307 - INED 2794 - Weulersse I, 136 - pas dans Kress.

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        A New Collection of Voyages, Discoveries and Travels: containing whatever is worthy of notice, in Europe, Asia, Africa and America: in respect to the situation and extent of the empires, kingdoms, and provinces; their climates, soil, produce, &c. ... 7 vols.

      J. Knox. 1767 Fronts in vols I, III, IV, & 6, plates. Contemp. full tan calf, raised bands, compartments dec. in gilt, red & green morocco labels; sl. marking to boards, head & tail of spines sl. rubbed. Bookplate of Thomas Mills on leading pastedowns. An exceptionally clean & handsome set.ESTC T113577. 'Our wishes' the author writes in the preface, 'were to present the reader with an account of the several countries of the world, and their inhabitants; the natural history of each kingdom, and of the rivers or seas which divide kingdoms from each other'. The contents are divided into two sections, voyages that visited the coasts only and those through interiors.

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        MADAGASCAR Ð ANANTSON?O (ST. AUGUSTINÕS BAY): A CHART OF ST. AUGUSTIN'S BAY, ON THE ISLAND MADAGASCAR AS SURVEYED BY WM. NICHELSON, (MASTER OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ELIZABETH) IN THE YEAR 1758.

      London [] 1767 - Copper engraving (Very Good, some professional restoration to centrefold, some very light transfer shadowing, otherwise a strong engraving impression and wide original margins), 63 x 91.5 cm (25 x 36 inches). Very rare Ð the first edition of Captain William NichelsonÕs masterly large-format sea chart of St. AugustinÕs Bay, Madagascar, a key harbour on the Mozambique Channel, along the route between Europe and India, first issued in the 1767 edition of William HerbertÕs important atlas, ÔA New Directory for the East IndiesÕ. This extremely rare and excellent sea chart depicts St. AugustinÕs Bay (Malagasy: Anantson?o), an excellent natural harbour along the southwestern coast of Madagascar (immediately to the south of the modern day city of Toliara), that was for centuries a key waypoint for ships making the navigation between Europe and India, and beyond, to Southeast Asia and the Far East. The chart was drafted by William Nichelson, the Master of the HMS Elizabeth, a virtuous maritime surveyor who was responsible for several important charts of harbours in Africa and Asia. The present map was first issued within the 1767 (third) edition of William HerbertÕs A New Directory for the East Indies, a very rare and historically important British sea atlas of Oriental navigation. This large chart captures the bay from a southward-oriented perspective, with the Mozambique Channel on the right. The nautical information is extremely detailed, with numerous bathymetric soundings, and other aspects identified by symbols described in the ÔReferencesÕ at the top of the chart. Of great importance are the locations of recommended anchorages and the watering place, at the mouth of the river. Several navigational sightlines connect to four coastal profile views along the shore, while the ÔRemarksÕ, in the upper right, grant detailed sailing directions into the bay. Historical Context St. AugustinÕs Bay was perhaps the finest natural anchorage along the Madagascar side of the Mozambique Channel. Since the passage was traversed by Europeans for the first time by Vasco da Gama, in 1498, during the first European sea voyage to India around Africa, it has been one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. While sheltered from the open Indian Ocean, it was a very dangerous passage, as it featured difficult winds and currents, along with several especially tricky nautical hazards. Beyond that, it also left ships vulnerable to attacks by pirates or vessels of enemy nations, and a lack of knowledge of the navigation ensured that one would become easy prey. Since 1540 most of Madagascar had been ruled by the Merina Dynasty. However, the Merina kingdom was based in the interior and exacted tenuous authority over many of the coastal areas. While Europeans did not gain firm rule over the the island until the late 19th Century, the English, Dutch and French had a fleeting presence along its coasts. Most notably, during the late 17th and early 18th Centuries, the Isle of St. MaryÕs (Nosy Boraha), located off of north-western Madagascar, become the worldÕs most consequential pirate base, at times hosting the likes of William Kidd and John Avery. Having grown rich from raiding East Indies shipping, it is even rumoured that the pirates declared the establishment of their own outlaw republic of ÔLibertaliaÕ on the island. From the 1720s onwards, the various national navies had largely succeeded in subduing the pirates, however, shipping remained vulnerable to isolated attacks. Importantly, the present chart was the finest chart of the bay available upon the advent of the First Anglo-Maratha War (1775Ð1782), which in the Indian Ocean Basin bled into the international conflict between Britain and France that was part of the American Revolutionary War (1775-83, with the Franco-British conflict lasting from 1778 to 1783). Thus, this chart would have been of particular interest to officers of Royal Navy vessels and British merchant mariners who had to nimbly

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        Memoria sullo stato attuale dell' areometria. Padua, Giuseppe e Fratelli Penada, 1803. Small folio (ca. 23 x 32 cm). With engraved folding plate (40 x 25.5 cm) illustrating the discussed hydrometers. Contemporary tree calf, with gold-tooled sides, richly gold-tooled spine.

      - WorldCat (3 copies). Very rare work on hydrometers by the Italian scientist Giambatista Polcastro (ca. 1767-1813) in which he discusses the designs by Fahrenheit, Nicholson and Baumé and describes his own design of an hydrometer, an instrument used to measure the density of liquids. Not much is known of the author only that he was a gifted writer and musician, and published only one other work Nuovo acciarino pneumatico (ca. 1800).With a short manuscript description of the work on paste-down. The title-page slightly thumbed, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Voyage en Sibérie

      Chez Desaint 1767 - - Chez Desaint, A Paris 1767, In-12 (9,5x17cm), xxii, 430pp. et xx-xxij, 324pp. (4), 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale française, traduite par Louis Félix Guynement de Kéralio, et illustrée d'une figure et une planche dépliante de musique. Reliures en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Un manque en tête du tome I. Pièce de tomaison absente au tomeI. Mors supérieur fendu en tête au tome II. Le tome II commence à la pagination xx, sans manque et conformément aux exemplaires détenus par la National Libray of Scotland, et par la Zoological Society of London. Bon exemplaire. Gmelin, en tant que botaniste et chimiste de l'Académie des sciences, fut envoyé à la découverte de la Sibérie par l'impératrice Anne avec de nombreux autres scientifiques dans le cadre d'un vaste projet gouvernemental d'exploration, et les voyages se firent entre 1733 et 1743. Keralio, dans une intéressante préface, notamment sur la déformation des noms russes, avoue avoir délibérément réduit l'original à 2 volumes, le journal exaustif de l'auteur étalé sur 10 années étant très rébarbatif, il s'est donc concentré sur les descriptions et tout ce qui attrait au voyage lui-même (mines, peuples, moeurs, nourriture.) en classant le voyage par chapitres explicatifs, les thèmes pouvant ainsi être facilement retrouvés par la table. Le voyage est complété par une histoire des navigations et découvertes des Russes dans la mer glaciale et spetentrionnal du sud (Kamchatka), avec les navigations de Bering. L'ouvrage constitue sans conteste un source très précieuse d'informations sur la Sibérie. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] French Edition, translated by Louis Félix Guynement of Keralio, and illustrated with a figure and an extendible board music. Binders full mottled calf contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Lack head of Volume I. Part of the missing volume number Tomei. upper joint split head Volume II. Volume II begins Pagination xx, without missing and according to copies held by the National Libray of Scotland, and the Zoological Society of London. Good copy. xxii, 430pp. et xx-xxij, 324pp. (4) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Ordre naturel et essentiel des Sociétés politiques.

      chez Jean Nourse; et se trouve à Paris, chez Desaint, A Londres 1767 - 1 vol. in-4 de (4)-VII-(1)-511 pp., veau marbré, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Le Mercier de La Rivière est le premier à présenter dogmatiquement la doctrine physiocratique. D'après Mirabeau, ce livre a été écrit sous l'inspiration directe de Quesnay. Bel exemplaire, très pur. Goldsmiths, 10269 ; Higgs, 3979 ; INED, 2794 (pour l'édition in-12) ; Kress, 6476. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Voyage en Sibérie

      French Edition, translated by Louis Félix Guynement of Keralio, and illustrated with a figure and an extendible board music.Binders full mottled calf contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Lack head of Volume I. Part of the missing volume number Tomei. upper joint split head Volume II. Volume II begins Pagination xx, without missing and according to copies held by the National Libray of Scotland, and the Zoological Society of London. Good copy. Chez Desaint A Paris 1767 In-12 (9,5x17cm) xxii, 430pp. et xx-xxij, 324pp. (4) 2 volumes reliés

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        FÜRSTENFELDBRUCK., Klosteransicht von einem erhöhten Standpunkt aus, links kleine Kartusche.

      Kupferstich von Zimmermann aus "Monumenta Boica", 1767, 17 x 25 cm.

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        Marbrerie, Fabrik, Werlktätten, Gerätschaften und Musterentwürfe (14 Bll. & Text).

      - Kupferstich v. Benard aus Diderot@d'Alembert, "Recueil de Planches sur les sciences.", 1767, 31,6 x 20,7 (H) Drei Doppelblätter (Pläne von Anlagen, 32 x 42,8 cm) und 11 Blätter mit Detaildarstellungen. - Vollständige Folge aus der großen Ausgabe des "Diderot@d'Alembert". - Mit dem Or.-Textblatt. - Tadellos.

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        PIRATES / MADAGASCAR: [2 CHARTS ON 1 SHEET:] AMBODIFOTATRA, NOSY BORAHA ISLAND (ÎLE SAINTE-MARIE) AND ANTONGIL BAY: A PLAN OF THE PRINCIPAL HARBOUR & TOWN, OF THE ISL. S. MARIES, LAYING OF THE EAST COAST OF THE ISL. MADAGASCAR IN LAT. 17º 00'S. [AND] THE.

      London 1767 - Copper engraving (Good, tiny portions of neatline in both upper corners professionally reinstated with facsimile, portion of blank left margin and most of blank lower margin professionally reinstated with miniscule loss to part of engravers’ imprint, otherwise steller with strong engraving impression), 46.5 x 61 cm (18.5 x 24 inches). Very Rare – two charts of Madagascar harbours on a single sheet, presenting the famed pirate base of St. Mary’s Harbour and Antongil Bay, from William Herbert’s magnificent sea atlas, ‘A New Directory for the East Indies’. This very rare map sheet features two charts of key harbours along the north-eastern coast of Madagascar, being the harbour of Île Sainte-Marie, one of the world’s legendary pirate haunts, and Antongil Bay, the largest inlet along the coasts of Madagascar. The finely engraved composition first appeared within the 1767 (third) edition of William Herbert’s A New Directory for the East Indies, an important sea atlas made at the behest of the British East India Company (EIC). The first chart, which occupies the left-hand side of the sheet, features the harbour of Île Sainte-Marie commonly called in English, St. Mary’s, which in Malagasy is named Ambodifotatra (town), Nosy Boraha (island). The narrow 60-kilometre-long island lies just off of the north-western coast of Madagascar, with the harbour being located along its south-eastern side. In the late 17th and early 18th Centuries, the harbour of Île Sainte-Marie was the world’s leading pirate base, in the wake of the destruction, due to an earthquake, of the famous corsair haunt of Port Royal, Jamaica, in 1692. Beginning with the arrival of Adam Baldridge in 1685, the Île aux Forbans (‘Island of Pirates’) hosted a pirate village, being the island that sits prominently in the middle of the inner harbour, presented on the chart. The sheltered location, placed near the shipping lanes that connected Europe and India, and points further east, was ideal for preying upon vessels heavily laden with precious, metals, gems, spices and fine textiles. Over the coming years, the Île aux Forbans was home to several of the most notorious corsairs, including William Kidd, Henry Avery, Olivier Levasseur, Robert Culliford, Thomas Tew and Abraham Samuel. Having grown rich from raiding East Indies shipping, it is even rumoured that the pirates declared their own outlaw republic of ‘Libertalia’ on the island. However, by the 1720s onwards, the British, French and Portuguese navies had largely subdued the pirates, although shipping would continue to be svulnerable to isolated attacks. Nevertheless, this fine natural harbour remained of interest to mariners as a re-victualling base, and was watched with caution by European naval powers, lest it, once again, became a haunt for corsairs. Travelling forward to the present time, the harbour of Île Sainte-Marie has returned to global news headlines, upon the reports that the famous pirate ship hunter Barry Clifford had found a wreck in the harbour that was supposedly Captain Kidd’s ship, the Adventure, along with the salvaging of a 55 kg (121 lb) ‘silver’ ingot, believed to be part of the legendary pirate’s lost treasure. However, his finds have since become mired in controversy, as many authorities, led by UNESCO, have countered that Clifford’s ‘wreck’ was simply harbour construction refuse and that the ingot was simply a silver-coated chunk of lead! Nevertheless, many still believe and hope that the harbour will someday give up vast, verifiable riches! Beyond that, much evidence of the pirate colony survives today on the Île aux Forbans, including the world’s largest pirate cemetery. The chart depicts the harbour of Île Sainte-Marie in great detail, including much nautical information, with the ‘References’, in the lower-left, labelling major details: A. The Town on a Small Island; B. A Small Island on which the Inhabitants keep Cattle for Market; C. The Watering Place; D. A Large Rock seem coming from the

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        Manoeuvres for a Battalion of Infantry upon fixed principles With thirty-two copper plates By a German officer

      London: J Millan, 1767 second edition. 32 pages. 32 plates coloured by hand on 20 sheets many of which are folding. Later full calf. The second edition was much enlarged. Houlding comments 'This small drill book laid out a series of manoeuvres for the battalion, most of which were described in the 1764 Regulations, but which were here performed in a fashion more sophisticated than that laid down in the regulations.'

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        Deducção Chronologica, e Analytica. Parte primeira, na qual se manifestão pela successiva serie de cada hum dos Reynados da Monarquia Portugueza, que decorrêrão desde o Governo do Senhor Rey D. João III. até o presente, os horrorosos estragos, que a Companhia denominada de Jesus fez em Portugal, e todos seus Dominios, por hum Plano, e Systema por Ella inalteravelmente seguido desde que entrou neste Reyno, até que foi delle proscripta, e expulsa pela justa, sabia, e providente Ley de 3. de Setembro de 1759. Dada à luz pelo Doutor Jozeph de Seabra da Sylva . . . para servir de instrucção, e fazer parte do recurso, que o mesmo Ministro interpoz, e se acha pendente na Real Presença do dito Senhor, sobre a indispensaval necessidade, que insta pela urgente Reparação de algumas das mais attendiveis entre as Ruinas, cuja existencia se acha deturpando a Authoridade Regia, e opprimindo o Publico Socego. 3 vols

      Lisbon: Officina de Miguel Manescal da Costa, 1767-68. Contemporary calf (rebacked).. Some faint staining in Vol. I.. First edition of this weighty and influential book which attacked the Jesuits. Its repercussions resounded throughout Europe, fuelling anti-Jesuit hatred and even criticising the Papacy for its complacency and tolerance of the Order. Though edited by José de Seabra da Silva, it was probably written mainly by the Marquis of Pombal, who argued that the Jesuits had been responsible for Portugal's decline, in the fields of commerce, education, and naval power, that their influence in political power was malevolent, and that they had created discord between the Crown and the church, between the King and his subjects. The book was rapidly translated into Spanish, Latin, French and Italian. Innocêncio II, 130 (lengthy note) & V, 121. Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 808. Palha 2523, "ouvrage estimé." Rodrigues 2224-2226. Welsh 1428.

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        Cours complet d'optique [...] contenant la Théorie, la Pratique & les Usages de cette Science Avec des Additions considérables sur toutes les nouvelles découvertes qu'on a faites en cette matière depuis la publication de l'Ouvrage Anglois

      2 volumes fort in-4 Avignon et Paris, Girard, Aubert, Jombert, Saillant, etc, 1767, , 2 volumes fort in-4, [4]-XXVIII-[2]-472 pp, 38 planches dépliantes + [2]-536-[2] pp, 35 planches dépliantes, demi-veau à l'imitation, dos à 5 nerfs orné et portant des pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, L'une des deux premières éditions françaises de cet important traité paru à l'origine en anglais : cette traduction est du Père Pézenas, qui l'a très fortement augmentée de ses propres observations. Belle impression avignonaise, rare, qui comprend 73 planches dépliantes hors texte représentant des instruments et schémas d'optique, ainsi que quelques jolis bandeaux et lettrines. Une seconde traduction, par Nicolas Duval-Leroy qui professait les mathématiques à l'école navale de Brest, a paru la même année. Lalande, en citant cet ouvrage, parle d'un "grand et important traité". Il était fort réputé à son époque et fut traduit en français, en allemand et en hollandais. Ce fut sûrement le traité d'optique qui influença le plus ses contemporains. Robert Smith (1689-1768), condisciple et cousin de Cotes, contribua largement à répandre les théories de Newton sur la lumière ; il fut en charge de la chaire de physique à l'université de Cambridge. Bel exemplaire grand de marges et à l'intérieur très frais. Lalande, 497 ; Poggendorff I-635 ; DBF XII-1003.

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      3 volumes de : A Londres, chez Nourse, 1767, in-4, 3 volumes de : portrait-frontispice, [4]-32-LXXXVI pp, [1] ff. bl, 527 pp. + [4]-XVI-642 + [4]-747 pp, 2 pl.dépliantes, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs et fleuronnés, pièces rouges et tomaisons tabac, tranches caillouitées, Réimpression de l'édition d'Amsterdam et Leipzig de 1758, qui avait été dirigée par Richet et faite sous les yeux du fils de Montesquieu d'après le texte de l'auteur et les changements trouvés dans ses papiers. Celle-ci est augmentée des Lettres familières. Frontispice d'après J. de Seve, gravé sur cuivre par Littret, et 2 cartes dépliantes également en taille-douce dressées par Vaugondy en 1756 "pour l'intelligence du livre intitulé De l'esprit des loix". L'une des principales éditions collectives de Montesquieu, dont il y a eu quelques grands papiers. I. L'éloge de M. de Montesquieu, et l'analyse de l'Esprit des loix, par M. d'Alembert - Me discours de M. de Montesquieu lors de sa réception à l'Académie françoise - Les XXI premiers livres de l'Esprit des loix. / II. Les X derniers livres de l'esprit des loix - La défense de l'Esprit des loix - Lysimaque - Remerciement sincère - La table générale des matières de l'Esprit des loix. / III. Les lettres persanes - Les considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des Romains et de leur décadence - Le temps de Gnide - L'essai sur le goût [ - Poésies - Lettres familières]. Bon exemplaire. Quelques petites rousseurs. Brunet III, 1858. Tchemerzine IV, 933.

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        Deduzione cronologica, e analitica. [with] Prove della parte prima della deduzione cronologica e analitica e supplica di ricorso del Dottor Giuseppe de Seabra da Silva. [and] Prove della parte seconda della deduzione cronologica e analitica e supplica di ricorso del Dottor Giuseppe de Seabra da Silva. Complete in Five Volumes

      Lisbona: Per Michele Manescal da Costa, 1767. First Italian Edition. Hardcover. Complete in five volumes. Full titles of the first two parts are as follows: 1) Deduzione cronologica, e analitica parte prima, in cui per la successiva serie di tutti i governi della monarchia portoghese, decorsi dal Re D. Giovanni III fino al presente, si manifestano le orrende stragi, che la Compagnia detta di Gesù fece nel Portogallo, e suoi domini col mezzo di un piano, e sistema conservato dalla medesima sempre inalterabile dal tempo, che entrò in questo regno, fin' a quando ne fu proscritta, ed espulsa colla giusta, saggia e prudente legge de' 3 Settembre 1759. 2) Deduzione cronologica, e analitica parte seconda, in cui si riporta quanto successivamente avvenne nelle differenti epoche della Chiesa intorno alla censura, proibizione, e stampa de' libri: dimostrandosi gl'intollerabili pregiudizi, che dall'abuso fattone sono derivati alla Chiesa di Dio, a tutte le monarchie, e stati sovrani di Europa, ed alla pubblica tranquillita dell'universo mondo. lix, [3], viii, 248pp; 249-528, 63, 13pp; [4], 368pp; [16], 358pp; [8] 252pp. Contemporary full mottled calf, spines with five raised bands, finely decorated with gilt floral motifs, and with red calf labels lettered and decorated in gold, all edges stained red. Title vignettes, head-pieces, initials, and tail-pieces. The narrative of the infamous expulsion of the Society of Jesus from Portugal and the Jesuits presumed implication in the attempted murder of King Joseph I of Portugal. Three of the leaves of one of the volumes have an old ink stain on the upper edge that affect the first three lines of text. Light wear to extremities, small loss to spine ends, minor wormholes along the spines of two of the volumes. Internally extremely clean. A bright, very good+ set. In the Italian language. Sabin 81090 (for the original Portuguese edition). ; Octavo.

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        Mémoires turcs, ou histoire galante de deux turcs, pendant leur séjour en France

      - Par la société des Libraires, A Amsterdam 1767 (S.d.), 118pp. ; 166pp., relié. - Nuova edizione dopo la prima pubblicata nel 1743. Rare. Edizione non elencato da Cioranescu dando quella del 1758 e quella del 1776. Bound in piena marrone di pelle di pecora tempo in marmo. Indietro con i nervi decorati. Come parte in pelle beige. Un piccolo foro nella parte posteriore. Buona copia. In "turqueries" full mode e dopo Marana, Montesquieu, Godard Aucourt a sua volta, dà il suo contributo a questo genere letterario e artistico curiosa con la storia di un atterraggio turca a Parigi con la sua amata schiavo e di fronte le maniere galanti di Parigi. La prima parte del romanzo è raccontata in prima persona, e quindi la visione restrittiva di un principe turco, egli non è senza situazioni di umorismo e Personals, le prime cento pagine che raccontano l'amore appassionato del narratore in Turchia sotto il forma di racconto orientale. La seconda parte è uno scambio di lettere tra il narratore e uno dei suoi schiavi, il secondo racconto è la storia del suo amore. timbrare sul frontespizio: L. Sigardi figlio. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition sans date, après la première parue en 1743. Rare. Edition non répertoriée par Cioranescu qui donne celle de 1758 et celle de 1776. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque marbrée. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin beige. Coiffe de tête élimée. Un coin émoussé et dénudé. Un papier de restautation ancien collé sur la dernière page de texte de la première partie. Bon exemplaire. En pleine mode des "turqueries", et après Marana, Montesquieu, Godard d'Aucourt donne à son tour sa contribution à ce curieux genre littéraire et artistique par l'histoire d'un turc débarquant à Paris en compagnie de son esclave aimée et confronté aux moeurs parisiennes galantes. La première partie du roman étant raconté à la première personne, et donc du point de vue restrictif d'un prince turc, elle n'est pas sans humour et situations libertines, les cent première pages racontant les amours passionnés du narrateur en Turquie sous la forme du conte oriental. La seconde partie est un échange de lettres entre le narrateur et une de ses esclaves, ce dernier y conte l'histoire de ses amours. tampon en page de titre : L. Sigardi fils.

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        Anglo-Norman Antiquities Considered in a Tour Through Part of Normandy.

      London: T. Spilsbury, 1767 Second edition. Folio (44,5 x 28 cm). (2), x, 104, (2), 61, (2) pp. Full calf, spine with 6 raised bands and gilt-lettered letterpiece. Illustrated with 20 (3 fold.) engraved plates and 7 text-engravings. Including an index. Beautifully illustrated work on the medieval architecture of Normandy. This 1767-edition, under his own name, is the second, revised edition, with an expanded text and moreover, illustrated with copper-engravings (20 plates outside of text and 7 text-engravings). This edition was dedicated to the Right Reverend Charles, Lord Bishop of Carlisle, President of the Society of Antiquaries of London. The first head-vignette is a map of Normandy, the second gives a view of Caen. Typographic title page. We join a small booklet (16 pages with the original printed wrappers) by L'Abbé de la Rue: Réponse du traducteur des antiquités anglo-normandes de Ducarel au Post-Scriptum, imprimé à la fin des recherches sur la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Caen, L'Imprimerie T. Chalopin, 1827. 8vo, 16 pp, original wrappers. Leaves browned and stained. Leather of spine and corners renewed. Stained in places and engravings somewhat browned, but a very good copy, complete with all engravings. An important work, complete with all the fine plates. For a full description and more images please visit www.zaalbooks.nl .

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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 l’Histoire Naturelle, mises par ordre alphabétique, avec les notes des endroits d’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 owner’s stamp on verso (very difficult to read, but clearly of french origin). Minor wears to the spine’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 d’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 Diderot’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. 1500 g

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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 e

      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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        A propos d'un contrat négocié avec la Compagnie des Indes par le Comte de Barbarin.

      - Lettre manuscrite signée FEDERIC, au Comte de Barbarin, son Chambellan, datée Potsdam le 10 mai 1767. In-4°, un tiers de page manuscrite. Frédéric, fils de Guillaume 1er dit le Roi Sergent, devient roi de Prusse dès 1740. De la Maison de Hohenzollern.Il attira beaucoup de savants étrangers, surtout des français, parmi lesquels fut Voltaire.Comte de Barbarin (Marie-Antoine), né au Château du Bost (Charente) en 1730, Capitaine de cavalerie, Chevalier de Saint Louis, fut Chambellan du Roi de Prusse. Autographes [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Eugénie, drame en cinq actes en prose avec un essai sur le drame sérieux. -

      Chez Merlin 1767 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. XLIV-118 pp. Reliure plein maroquin rouge. Dos à nerfs joliment orné de caissons dorés. Triple filet en encadrement doré sur les plats. Toutes tranches dorées. Large dentelle dorée intérieure. Parfait état. EDITION ORIGINALE enrichie de figures en taille-douce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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