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        A plea for the subscription of the clergy to the thirty-nine Articles of Religion.

      London: B. White, James Fletcher, and J. Fletcher & Co. 8vo (21 cm, 8.3"). [4], 48 pp.. 1767 First edition of an Anglican clergyman's response to Francis Blackburne's controversial Confessional, encouraging "men of interest and spirit . . . to act together, as occasion may require, for the dignity and support of the present Establishment."Uncommon: A search of WorldCat and ESTC locates only three U.S. holdings. Recent marbled paper–covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Very slight offsetting, pages otherwise clean.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Orgel, "Orgues" ( 11 Blätter ).

      - Kupferstiche v. Benard n. Goussier aus Diderot@d'Alembert, "Recueil de Planches sur les sciences.", 1767, 33,4 x 21,4 (H) je Blatt Mit dem erklärenden Or.- Textblatt. - Komplette Folge aus der großen Ausgabe des "Diderot@d'Alembert" zum Orgelbau. - Tafeln tadellos.

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        Autograph letter signed. Biberach, 23. IX. 1767.

      1767. 4to. 1 page. Amicable letter to Salomon Gessner in Zurich, whom he had sent the manuscript of his famous verse work "Musarion". - Lost since its first print in 1815 (cf. Ludwig Wieland (editor), Auswahl denkwürdiger Briefe von C. M. Wieland. Vienna, 1815, p. 71).

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        Recueil de pièces sur le démêlé de M. Hume et de M. J.J. Rousseau. Contenant l'exposé succinct, la Justification de J.J. Rousseau, le Docteur Pansophe, le Jugement de l'Auteur des Affiches sur ce démêlé, avec une lettre de M.Fréron (.).

      - Londres [i.e. Paris], 1767. In-8 (164 x 94 mm), plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de caissons fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, chasses et coupes filetées, tranches rouges, xij, 92, 28, (2), 46, (2) 22 p. Rarissime recueil de 4 pièces dans la polémique qui opposa Rousseau à Hume, réunies par l’éditeur sous une page de titre collective, à partir de brochures qui avaient parus séparément, en 1766, les trois dernières sous page de titre particulière. Ensemble précédé d'un "Avertissement des éditeurs". I- HUME, "Exposé succinct ", traduit par J.-B. Suard contient une correspondance entre Rousseau et Hume ainsi que quelques pièces de Walpole, D’Alembert, etc. (Cf. Sénelier, ‘Rousseau’, n°2020. Conlon, 388-392). II- FRERON (Elie). ‘Jugement de l'auteur des affiches’. III- VOLTAIRE, ‘Le docteur Pansophe, ou lettres ’ contient deux lettres de Voltaire : la première à Hume, la seconde à Rousseau. Cette dernière n’est ni de l'abbé Coyer, ni de Charles Borde, comme Voltaire tenta de le faire croire, mais bien de Voltaire lui-même. (Cf. Bengesco, n° 1728 et BN, n° 4065). IV- ROUSSEAU, 'Justification de J.J. Rousseau'. (Cf. Conlon, n° 393. Chuo, ‘Hume’, n°80. Jessop, ‘Hume’, p. 48). Le recueil est très rare: seulement 3 exemplaires sont recensés dans le monde (Oclc): NY Public lib, Univ. of Wisconsin Madison, McGill Univ. Il manque à la BnF et ne figure à aucune bibliothèque française en ligne (CCFr). Mors frottés, quelques brunissures aux premiers feuillets. Bon exemplaire, relié à l’époque.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Kayserswerth.- e 3').

      - Kupferstich v. Johann Christoph Dehne aus Der neugierige Passagier, auf Reisen, 1767, 12,5 x 15,5 Seltene Ansicht!

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        Osservazioni sopra la ruggine del grano.

      Jacopo Giusti, 1767. In 8vo (cm 22), legatura coeva o di poco posteriore in mezza pelle con tassello e titolo in oro (minimi danni alle cerniere), pp. 114 con una tavola in rame a colori fuori testo più volte ripiegata. Leggera brunitura uniforme, ma esemplare intonso con barbe e in parte a fogli chiusi.EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. ll In 1766 Fontana demonstrated that the blight which had devastated the Tuscun countryside was caused by parasitic plants that feed on grain and that reproduce by means of spores'gg (D.S.B., V, p. 56). Le figure colorate, che mostrano le Puccinia graminis e l'Uredo, sono ll meravigliose pel tempo, forse anzi le prime in tal genere'gg (P.A. Saccardo, La Botanica in Italia. Materiali per la storia di questa scienza, Venezia, 1895, parte Ia, p. 74). F. Fontana, originario di Pomarolo in Trentino, ricevette i primi rudimenti da Girolamo Tartarotti a Rovereto, quindi studiò matematica a Parma sotto il Belgrado ed anatomia e fisiologia a Padova. Nel 1765 fu nominato professore di logica all'università di Pisa. L'anno dopo fu fatto fisico di corte dal granduca di Toscana Pietro Leopoldo. Su incarico di quest'ultimo fondò il Museo di fisica e storia naturale di Firenze. Nel 1775 partì per un viaggio quinquennale che lo portò nelle maggiori città europee, dove ebbe modo di conoscere tutti i più importanti scienziati dell'epoca e di pubblicare diverse memorie e dissertazioni. Dedicò gli ultimi anni di vita al suo museo ed in particolare alle cere anatomiche, che con suo grande dolore, poco prima della sua morte, furono portate in Francia dalle truppe napoleoniche (C. Adami, Di Felice e Gregorio Fontana, Rovereto, 1905, pp. VII-XIX). Pritzel, 2956. Cfr. Felice Fontana, Observations on Rust of Grain, Phytopathological Classics no. 2, Washington DC, American Phytopathological Society, 1932. Adami, op. cit., p. XXXIX.

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        A Letter to Lord Clive, on the Great Benefits which may result to the Publick from patriotically expending a small part of a large private fortune: particularly in promoting the Interests of Agriculture, by forming an Experimental Farm. Containing a practical Course of Management, with Estimates of the Expences and Profit. Illustrated with a Plan of the Farm

      - One large folding engraved plate. 56 pp. 8vo, stitched as issued (half-title a little soiled), uncut. London: W. Nicoll, 1767. First edition and quite rare. "In this little pamphlet of 56 pages Young assumed that Clive would spend part of his reputedly tremendous fortune made in India in purchasing land, since 'consequence and importance in this kingdom are more annexed' to land than to money. He urged Clive to purchase a large estate of waste land which should be enclosed, brought into cultivation, and turned into a vast experimental farm for crop rotations, various methods of soil treatment, new crops, and scientific stock breeding. He estimated the initial expense as about 26,000 pounds, but predicted that in time the profits might amount to 2000 pounds a year. But Young also had plenty of plans for spending the profits. To be useful the experiments should be published. The remainder of the profits could well be applied for agricultural premiums, and to send a qualified person on an agricultural tour of Europe, as suggested in that recent publication, the Farmer's Letters. Unfortunately Clive never attempted to discover the ingenious author to appoint him supervisor of the whole scheme, manager of the experiments, editor of the publications, administrator of the premiums, and traveller extraordinary."-Gazley, The Life of Arthur Young, pp. 28-29. A crisp clean copy, uncut as issued, and preserved in a folding cloth box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Das westliche Afrika oder Sitten, Gebräuche und Gewohnheiten der Afrikaner zwischen dem Senegal und Gambia und der Mohrenstämme in der grossen Wüste nebst naturhistorischen Bemerkungen und der Geschichte der afrikanischen Colonien. Aus dem Französischen des R. G. V. Vier Bände. mit 44 Kupfern, zwey Landkarten und einem Musikblatte.

      153 (1) 123 (1) 155 (1) 156 Seiten, 42 (von 44) Kupfertafeln, zwey Landkarten und 1 Notenblatt. 14,5 x 9 cm, schwarze zeitgenössische Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, Deckel mit brunem Marmorpapier bezogen Anonym erschienen. "René-Claude Geoffroy de Villeneuve (Paris, 24 mars 1767-Paris, 26 juillet 1831) est un médecin et explorateur français." (Wikipedia) * * * Einbände etwas berieben, im dritten Band fehlen zwei Kupfertafeln (1. Mandinghoneger 2. Felupneger), sonst gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Reisen und wunderbare Schicksale zweyer in die Algierische Leibeigenschaft gerathenen Brüder Andreas Matthäus und Johann Georg Wolffgang Kupferstecher in Augsburg, ihrer Seltenheit wegen dem Drucke überlassen, von dem Sohne eines derselben.

      O. O., 1767. Mit gest. Frontispiz von E(manuel) Eichel (d. J.). 46 S. Neuer Pappband. Nicht bei Kainbacher. - Andreas Matthäus Wolfgang, \"Kupferstecher aus Chemnitz, 1660-1736... weitergebildet in England mit seinem Bruder [Johann Georg, 1662-1774]. Auf der Rückreise 1684 von algerischen Seeräubern gefangen genommen und in die Sklaverei verkauft. Nach Erstattung eines Lösegeldes Freilassung (1691?) und Heimkehr nach Augsburg\" (Thieme/Becker XXXVI, 221f), wo er 1736 starb. - Als mutmaßliche Verfasser wird auch Conrad Heinrich Stage genannt. - Minimal fleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy:

      London: printed for A. Millar, and T. Cadell,, 1767. Being an essay on the science of Domestic Policy in Free Nations. In which are particularly considered population, agriculture, trade, industry, money, coin, interest, circulation, banks, exchange, public credit, and taxes. In two volumes. 2 volumes, quarto (283 x 220 mm). Contemporary tree calf, twin red and dark blue morocco labels, smooth spines richly gilt, boards with gilt roll border, edges yellow. 2 errata leaves (at the end of the Preface in Volume 1 and at the end of Volume 2). Volume 1 with new pagination from p. 562 onwards but text and register are continuous. 2 folding letterpress tables. A few contemporary or early marginal annotations in pencil. Mild rubbing to boards, repaired tear to sig. a1 in Volume 2, slight dampstaining to bottom margins of both volumes, occasionally affecting text, foxing to pp. 453?50 in Volume 1. A very good copy with an attractive provenance. First edition of the masterpiece from this important proto-economist. "Sir James Steuart had the misfortune to be followed by Adam Smith in less than a decade. Otherwise [Steuart's Inquiry] would probably have served as the standard English economic text" (Carpenter). Its later influence "proved to be most considerable on the continent. During the 1770s the text was translated into German (twice), and into French in 1789. One authority has noted that 'until the final decade of the eighteenth century, Sir James Steuart's Inquiry was better known and more frequently cited than Smith's Wealth of Nations' (Tribe, 133). The admiration of the members of the nineteenth-century German historical school is now well known. Steuart's historical and cosmopolitan perspective later attracted the well-documented attention of Marx, while it is known that Hegel spent some three months studying one of the German editions. But perhaps the most intriguing link is with North America. The Dublin edition of the Inquiry (1770) was widely circulated in the colonies. The book also attracted the attention of Alexander Hamilton, whose protectionist position was adopted with a view to counterbalancing the competitive advantages of the British economy in the years following the treaty of Paris (1783)" (ODNB). From the library of Sir William Forbes (1739?1806), sixth Baronet of Pitsligo, an eminent Scottish banker and philanthropist mentioned in Boswell's Tour to the Hebrides.

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        Sizilische Reise, oder Auszüge aus dem Tagebuch eines Landschaftmalers. Erster Theil.

      Nur Band 1 (von 2)., Mit 11 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln (Radierungen) von Christian Friedrich Traugott Duttenhofer nach Zeichnungen (Aquarellen) von Carl Gotthard Graß. Einband etwas berieben sowie leicht bestoßen und beschabt gering stockfleckig die letzten 3 Tafeln mit kleinem Ausschnitt im Bundsteg am Fuß (keinerlei Bildverlust). Posthum erschienene Reiseerinnerungen des livländischen Landschaftsmalers, Dichters und Theologen Carl (Karl) Gotthard Graß (1767-1814) Graß hatte 1804/1805 in Gesellschaft des Schriftstellers Philipp Joseph von Rehfues und der Architekten Karl Friedrich Schinkel (den Graß hier Schenkel nennt) und Johann Gottfried Steinmeyer eine Reise von Neapel bis Palermo unternommen. Die Tafeln zeigen: 1. Messina gen Scilla, 2. Messina gegen Reggio gesehen, 3. Taormina vom Meerufer gesehen, 4. Ansicht des Aetna vor dem Theater von Taormina, 5. Ansicht des Aetna bei Petarra, 6. Die Ziegenhö(h)le auf dem Aetna, 7. Syrakus gesehen von Tremila muthmas(s)lich dem ehemaligen Landsitz Timoleons, 8. Ansicht der Gegend des alten Agrigents, von der Anhöhe des heutigen Girgenti, 9. Ansicht der Aegadischen Inseln bei Trapani. Vom Wege nach Segest, 10. Auf dem Wege von Alcamo nach Sala di Partenico, 11. Palermo, aus der Gegend des Mare dolce gegen den Pellegrino.Fischer: Der Verleger Johan Friedrich Cotta. Chronologische Verlagsbibliographie 1787-1832, Nr. 992/ Thieme-Becker XIV, 528/ vgl. ADB IX, 589f..

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        Beobachtungen und Versuche über die Natur der thierischen Körper. Aus dem Italiänischen nebst einem Auszug aus dessen französischen Werke über das Viperngift und einigen eigenen physiologischen Aufsätzen von D.E.B.G. Hebenstreit außerdord. Professor der Arzneikunde in Leipzig.

      Kl. - 8 [=17,5 x 10,5 cm]. 7 nn. Bll., 336 S., 1 aufklappbare Kupfertafel. HLdr.d.Zt. Erste deutsche Ausgabe von " Richerche fisiche sopra il veleno della vipera in Lucca 1767 in italienischer Sprache erstmals erschienen. Meilenstein in der Schlangentoxikologie ! - Im Handel selten ! - Vgl. Garrison & Morton 2103: " The starting point of modern investigations of serpent venoms ".- Vgl. Engelmann 169. - Felice Fontana ( 1720 Pomarolo bei Roverto - 1805 Florenz ) berühmter italienischer Naturforscher und Physiologe, Studium in Padua, Bologna und Rom. Er hatte anfangs das Lehrfach der Philosophie in Pisa inne und erhielt später vom Grossherzog von Toscana den Auftrag, in Florenz ein naturhistorisches Cabinet einzurichten. Er schrieb zahlreiche Abhandlungen physikalischen, chemischen und physiologischen Inhaltes, veröffentlichte ein Methode, die Salubrität der Luft mittels salpetriger Säure zu messen. - Vgl. Hirsch II, S.400 ff. - Rothschuh: Geschichte der Physiologie, S. 89 ff - Schelenz 561.- Nicht in der grossen Sammlung Waller verzeichnet. - Kanten etwas bestossen, ansonsten schönes und sauberes Exemplar.

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        Geschichte des Agathon. Hier nur zweyter Theil. Quid Virtus & quid Sapientia possit - Utile proposuit nobis exemplum.

      8, 353 Seiten, OPbd. der Zeit - Einband ber. und best., Rücken mit Fehlstelle und Titelseite mit kleinen Eckabriss ohne Textverlust sonst guter Zustand - 1767 - Erstausgabe ! c53387

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Trauernde (Malvina beweint Oscars Tod). Radierung.

      In der Platte bezeichnet " AR invenit". Tiefschwarzer, gegensatzreicher Druck auf China, mit der vollen Darstellung und dem Schriftrand. 13 x 10,5 cm (Darstellung), 13,7 x 10,5 cm (Papier). Das Blatt gehört wohl zur Folge mit Radierungen nach Deckengemälden im Penicuik House, Edinburgh. - Runciman studiert zunächst Landschaftsmalerei an der Fronlis Academy in Glasgow. 1767 geht er auf Studienreise nach Rom, wo er besonders die Malerei der Antike, Michelangelos und der römischen Manieristen studiert und sich Füssli, Barry und Hamilton anschließt. Nach seiner Rückkehr erhält Runcimann den Auftrag, für seinen Mäzen, Sir James Clerk of Penicuik, Deckengemälde in dessen Wohnsitz auszuführen. - Lose auf Unterlageblatt montiert, untere linke Ecke mit minimaler Knickspur.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Armorial des Etats du Languedoc.

      Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Vincent, 1767. In-4 de 248 pages y compris le titre et l'avant-propos, 1 feuillet non chiffré de privilège. 129 armoiries gravées au burin dans le texte par Nicolas Chalmandrier. Excellent état de fraîcheur. Plein veau d'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (infime accroc à la pièce de titre, à la coiffe supérieure et à 2 coins). Gastelier avait pris le 17 février 1761, un privilège pour l'impression en trois volumes in-4 d'un Nobiliaire historique du Languedoc. L'Armoial des états est un extrait du premier volume de cet ouvrage qui ne parut pas. On trouve à la fin de l'ouvrage, un feuillet supplémentaire pour M. De Montferrier fils, syndic général, reçu en survivance de son père : ce feuillet ne se rencontre que dans certains exemplaires. (Saffroy) Les notes historiques sur les métropoles et les cathédrales ont été tirées de lHistoire générale du Languedoc, des Bénédictins. Contient, aux pages 157-228, les armes des 156 villages du Languedoc qui envoyaient des députés aux Etats de cette province. Saffroy 26494. Guigard 2604.

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        Vermählungszeremonie in gotischem Kirchenraum. Radierung

      In der Platte bezeichnet "AR Pinxit & fecit". Ausgezeichneter, malerischer Druck auf China, meist mit der Einfassungslinie, z. T. auf diese geschnitten. Die großformatige Graphik beschreibt den Moment, in dem der Bräutigam der Braut den Ehering aufsteckt. - Runciman studiert zunächst Landschaftsmalerei an der Fronlis Academy in Glasgow. 1767 geht er auf Studienreise nach Rom, wo er besonders die Malerei der Antike, Michelangelos und der römischen Manieristen studiert und sich Füssli, Barry und Hamilton anschließt. Nach seiner Rückkehr erhält Runcimann den Auftrag, für seinen Mäzen, Sir James Clerk of Penicuik, Deckengemälde in dessen Wohnsitz auszuführen. - Lose auf Unterlageblatt montiert. Ecken z. T. mit minimalen Knickspuren.

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        Instruction donnée par Catherine II imperatrice et à la Commission établie par cette Souveraine, pour travailler à la rédaction d'un nouveau Code de Loix, telle qu'elle a été imprimée en Russe & en Allemand, dans l'imprimerie Impériale de Moscou. Traduit en Francois.

      Nouvelle édition augmentée. XIV, 204 pp. (mal chiffre 160). Mit gestochener Titelvignette und gest. Porträt von Katharina II. Avec une vignette gravée sur le titre et un buste légendé de Catherine en frontispiece gravé par Boily. With a copperplate engraving portrait of Catherine II and engraved title vignette. Neuer marmorierter Pappband im Stil der Zeit. New cardboard binding. Le Blanc 4124 Barbier II, 932. Rare french edition discussing the articles, published by an anonymous writer. Catherina wrote the text in 1767, referring to Montesquieu and Beccaria. Different chapters: About noblemen, the juridical system, towns, art, commerce... Altogether 525 articles. 501. La corruption de chaque gouvernement commence presque toujours par celle de principes.

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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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        Hamburgische Dramaturgie. 2 Bde. Hamburg, In Commission bey J.H. Kramer in Bremen, (1767-69). 5 Bll., 415 S., 1 Bl., 410 S. Mit 2 Titelvignetten u. einer hs. Widmung v. Gustaf Gründgens von 1937. Ldr. d. 19. Jhdt. m. RVerg., beide Deckel mit marmor. Papierbezug.

      Seifert 662 Lachmann/Munckert S. 408-10 Goedecke IV/1, 404, 103 Lessing-Kat Wolfenbüttel 182 Borst 173 Neufforge S. 134. Erste Ausgabe der bedeutenden Sammlung dramaturgisch-theaterkritischer Beiträge und das 'erste moderne Handbuch über dramatische Kunst.' (PMM 213). In Lieferungen vom 22. April 1767 bis Ostern 1769 veröffentlicht anlässlich der Gründung des Hamburgischen Nationaltheaters, als dessen Dramaturg Lessing berufen wurde.- Es fehlt das 71. Stück (S. 145-152).- Eigenhändiges Widmungsexemplar von Gustaf Gründgens (1899 - 1963) für seinen stellvertretenden Generalintendanten der Preußischen Staatstheater Berlin Alfred Mühr: 'Meinem lieben Mitstreiter Alfred Mühr, den ich während der drei Jahre unserer gemeinsamen Arbeit immer getreulich neben mir gefunden habe, wenn es besonders hoch herging in kameradschaftlicher Verbundenheit Gustaf Gründgens Weihnachten 1937.'

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

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

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        Allgemeines Lexicon der Künste und Wissenschaften, oder deutliche Beschreibung des Reiches der Natur, der Himmel und himmlischen Körper, der Luft, der Erde, nebst den bekannten Gewächsen, der Thiere, Steine und Erzte, des Meeres und der darinnen lebenden Geschöpfe

      Leipzig, Zeisen 1767 4. XII, 1852, 25 Bll. Index m. Vignetten u. kleinen Abbildungen im Text. Pergament-Einband auf 3 Bünden. (Titelei fehlt, Rücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle, Pergament von Innenseite der Buchdeckel gelöst, Vorsatz fleckig, Seiten manchmal wasserrandig, Buchblock aber in gutem Zustand.

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        Charter Granted by His Majesty, King Charles II

      1767 - (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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with Plates of the Same. Published by Order of the Commissioners of Longitude

      - Ten folding engraved plates. 31 pp. Large 4to, cont. half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed by W. Richardson & S. Clark; and sold by J. Nourse & Mess. Mount & Page, 1767. [bound with]:MASKELYNE, Nevil. An Account of the Going of Mr. John Harrison's Watch, at the Royal Observatory, from May 6th, 1766 to March 4th, 1767. Together with the Original Observations and Calculations of the Same?Published by Order of the Commissioners of Longitude. 28, lvi pp. Large 4to. London: W. Richardson & S. Clark, 1767. [bound with]:LE ROY, J[ulien] D[avid]. A Succinct Account of the Attempts of Mess. Harrison and Le Roy, for finding the Longitude at Sea, and of the Proofs made of their works?To which is prefixed, a Summary of the Marquis de Courtanvaut's Voyage, for the Trial of certain Instruments for finding the Longitude at Sea. Done from the French, by a Fellow of the Royal Society. 14, xii, 54pp. Large 4to. London: F. Newbery, 1768. First editions of the first two works and first edition in English of the third; very fine copies from the library of Matthew Boulton, with the modern bookplate. These are important works regarding the invention and perfection of the chronometer, which enabled navigators to determine their correct geographical position at all times. I. While latitude has been ascertainable by relatively simple means, measuring longitude presented considerable challenges. In 1714, the English government offered the enormous prize of 20,000 pounds to be awarded by the Board of Longitude to anyone who developed a reliable means of calculating longitude at sea. "One way of measuring longitude is to compare local solar time with the standard time at the prime meridian. Local time is easily ascertained by observing the sun but only a very accurate clock can register a standard time over long periods. The improvements in horology effected by Christian Huygens and others after him about the mid-seventeenth century promised success with this method. But the practical problems associated with temperature-compensation and so forth remained long intractable, although several rewards for an invention were offered. Finally, John Harrison, a clockmaker with several useful inventions to his credit?perfected a chronometer of the required degree of accuracy, showing a steady rate of gain or loss. Harrison's chronometer not only supplied navigators with a perfect instrument for observing the true geographical position at any moment during their voyage, but also laid the foundation for the compilation of exact charts of the deep seas and the coastal waters of the world?There has possibly been no advance of comparable importance in aids to navigation until the introduction of radar."-Printing & the Mind of Man 208-(describing Harrison's earlier An Account of the Proceedings: 1763). II. As part of the dispute between Harrison and the Board of Longitude, Maskelyne was called upon to test the accuracy of Harrison's marine chronometer. Maskelyne was known to favor the rival method of finding longitude by means of lunar tables and he therefore subjected Harrison's chronometer, which had already performed well on two West Indian voyages, to a series of extreme and unrealistic tests. The tests were intended to fully discredit the watch. The predictably disappointing results were published in the present pamphlet, along with Maskelyne's conclusion that "Mr Harrison's watch cannot be depended upon to keep the longitude within a degree in a West India voyage of six weeks?nevertheless?it is a useful and valuable invention." III. First edition in English of the Exposé succint des Travaux de MM. Harrison et Le Roy (1768). This is a very rare and important contribution to the famous and bitter quarrel involving Pierre Le Roy (1717-85), the most eminent horologist in France of the 18th century, Harrison, and Berthoud. Le Roy made important contributions to the chronometer; he "established the main principles [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      - Thirty engraved plates (many folding). xxxv, [1], 571 pp.; vi, 656 pp.; vi, 290 pp., 3 p.l., 286, [1] pp. Three vols. 8vo, cont. mottled calf (foot of spine of Vol. III with a bit of wear), triple gilt fillet round sides, spines gilt, a.e.g., red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Briasson, 1767. First edition, and a very handsome set, of this lavish and detailed catalogue. "In 1767 Romé was employed, on Sage's recommendation, to draw up a catalogue of the curiosities that had been collected by Pedro Francisco Davila, who wished to sell his cabinet of natural history before returning to Peru. The work ran to three volumes, in the second of which Romé, in agreement with Linnaeus, stressed the importance of crystalline form in mineralogical description."-D.S.B., XI, p. 520. During Romé's early years, he found steady employment by preparing at least fourteen other mineralogical catalogues. Davila's enormous collection contained scientific instruments (26 items), medals, prints, sculpture, illuminated MSS., Oriental MSS., and books (402 lots) as well as natural history objects. In the Preface to Vol. I, Davila writes that he hopes to sell the collection en bloc but, if no person comes forward, the collection will be sold at auction beginning 12 November. The second part of the third volume is devoted to the classical bronzes and medals (catalogued by Abbé Grimaud) and the prints and drawings (catalogued by M. Remy). The present set is priced throughout in a contemporary hand; it is the first time I have seen a set so annotated. The prices furnish invaluable information regarding the market of the period. Fine set and very scarce on the market. This is a presentation copy from Davila, inscribed on the first title: "Pour Monsieur Hulin de la part de son tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur Davila." ? Laissus, "Les Cabinets d'Histoire Naturelle" in Taton, ed., Enseignement et diffusion des sciences en France au dix-huitième siècle (1986), p. 668-"le cabinet compte alors parmi les plus riches de France: le catalogue de ce remarquable ensemble emplit trois gros in-8, le premier consacré aux règnes animal et végétal, le second aux minéraux et le troisième aux fossiles." Wilson, The History of Mineral Collecting, p. 209-(erroneously calling for 7 plates only). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Alceste Tragedia per Musica. [Libretto]

      Vienna: Ghelen, 1767. Small octavo. Full contemporary mid-tan mottled calf, raised bands on spine in compartment gilt, light tan title label gilt, decorative stencilled endpapers. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication to Queen Maria Teresa of Austria), 1f. (recto "Argomento," verso cast list), 1f. (recto descriptions of scenes, verso description of pantomimes and ballets), 54, [ii] (blank) pp. With attractive woodcut head- and tailpieces. First Edition. Sartori 590. Sonneck p. 49. Alceste, to a libretto by Ranieri de Calzbigi (1714-1795), was first performed in Italian Vienna at the Burgtheater on December 26, 1767. It was first performed in French in Paris at the Académie Royale de Musique on Apri 23, l 1776, to a libretto by Marie François Louis Gand Leblanc Roullet. "The Italian Alceste was the second of Gluck's three so-called reform operas written with Ranieri de' Calzabigi (the others were Orfeo ed Euridice and Paride ed Elena) in which a noble simplicity in the action and the music was intended to replace the complicated plots and florid musical style of opera seria. Although Orfeo was the first, it is Alceste that contains, in the first edition of the score, the famous preface in which Gluck and Calzabigi outlined their principles and ideals... The opera was a great success; according to Calzabigi 60 performances were given in Vienna. It was choreographed not by Angiolini, the choreographer of Orfeo in 1762, but his rival Jean-Georges Noverre, also an influential figure in the early ballet d'action. The principals in the first performance included Antonia Bernasconi (Alcestis), Giuseppe Tibaldi (Admetus), Filippo Laschi (Apollo and the High Priest), Antonio Pilloni (Evander) and Teresa Eberardi (Ismene)." Jeremy Hayes in Grove Music Online. Bound with: - Gassmann, Florian Leopold 1729-1774 L'Olimpiade Dramma per Musica, da rappresentarsi nel Teatro Privilegiato Vicino alla Corte l'Anno MDCCLXV. Vienna: Ghelen, [ca. 1765]. 1f. (title), 2ff. ("Argomento"), 1f. (recto named cast list including Anna de Amicis, Teresa Dupré, Gaetano Guadagni, Luca Fabbris, Domenico Panzacchi, and Anna Maria Cataldi, verso description of scenes), 58 pp. First Edition. Sartori 16993. Not in Sonneck. First performed in Vienna at the Kärntnertor Theater on October 18, 1764 to a libretto by Metastasio. "His operatic success in Italy led to his being called to Vienna as ballet composer and successor to Gluck (1763)... Gassmann's music was generally highly regarded by such 18th century musicians as Burney, Gerber and Mozart; his operas were quite popular, receiving performances in places as far apart as Naples, Lisbon, Vienna and Copenhagen." George R. Hill and Joshua Kosman in Grove Music Online. - Arianna Festa Teatrale per Muisica da rappresentarsi avanti L'Augustissima Corte. Vienna l'anno 1762. [Vienna]: Ghelen, [ca. 1762]. 1f. (half-title: "Arianna Del Sig. Giannambrogio Migliavacca, Consigliere di Legazione, e Poeta"], 1f. (recto title, verso preface), 1f. (recto continuation of preface, verso named cast list including Bianchi, Guadagni, Giacomazzi and Tibaldi), [24] pp. With attractive woodcut head- and tailpieces. Sartori 2560. Composer unknown. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and scuffed.

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        Flora Friderichsdalina sive Methodica Descriptio Plantarum in Agro Fridrichsdalensi simulque per Regnum Daniæ crescentium cum Characteribus genericis & specificis; ...

      Strassburg, J. G. Bauer, 1767. XVIII + 238 + (22) s. 2 kobberstukne foldede plansjer. Samt. skinnbd. Litt slitt. Gjennomgående fuktskjold. 1 side forsterket i ytre marg. Navn på forsats.

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        A Letter to Lord Clive, on the Great Benefits which may result to the Publick from patriotically expending a small part of a large private fortune: particularly in promoting the Interests of Agriculture, by forming an Experimental Farm. Containing a practical Course of Management, with Estimates of the Expences and Profit. Illustrated with a Plan of the Farm

      One large folding engraved plate. 56 pp. 8vo, stitched as issued (half-title a little soiled), uncut. London: W. Nicoll, 1767. First edition and quite rare. "In this little pamphlet of 56 pages Young assumed that Clive would spend part of his reputedly tremendous fortune made in India in purchasing land, since 'consequence and importance in this kingdom are more annexed' to land than to money. He urged Clive to purchase a large estate of waste land which should be enclosed, brought into cultivation, and turned into a vast experimental farm for crop rotations, various methods of soil treatment, new crops, and scientific stock breeding. He estimated the initial expense as about 26,000 pounds, but predicted that in time the profits might amount to 2000 pounds a year. But Young also had plenty of plans for spending the profits. To be useful the experiments should be published. The remainder of the profits could well be applied for agricultural premiums, and to send a qualified person on an agricultural tour of Europe, as suggested in that recent publication, the Farmer's Letters. Unfortunately Clive never attempted to discover the ingenious author to appoint him supervisor of the whole scheme, manager of the experiments, editor of the publications, administrator of the premiums, and traveller extraordinary."-Gazley, The Life of Arthur Young, pp. 28-29. A crisp clean copy, uncut as issued, and preserved in a folding cloth box.

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        Les Gascons en Hollande ou Aventures singulières de plusieurs Gascons. 2 volumes.

      ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE. Sans lieu, non nommé (A paris, Chez Panckoucke) - 1767 - 378 et 284 pages. Ex-libris manuscrit sur le titre du T1 (X. Pouilly).Reliure plein veau de l'époque. Dos lisse orné et doré avec pièces de titre et de tomaison vert et fauve. Tranches marbrées. Manques aux coiffes. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-12°(16x10). Curieux roman picaresque, contant les aventures du narrateur(resté anonyme) au cours de ses voyages en Hollande. Il ne montre pas une grande considération pour le peuple hollandais, qu'il trouve naïf et crédule, proies faciles des "chevaliers d'industrie". Duperies, séductions, travestissements, enlèvements spectaculaires, tous les moyens semblent bons à ces faux nobles pour gagner en notoriété et en richesse.

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

      - par la compagnie des libraires, à Paris 1767, in-12 (16,5x9,5cm), (16) 451 pp., relié. - Seconda edizione riveduta e ampliata dopo l'edizione originale del 1664. Vitello tempo pieno, di nuovo lavorata in rilievo. Caps sfilacciati una spaccatura po 'sul 2/3. Angoli urtato. Importante elemento bibliografia per la conoscenza di autori antichi e arrangiamento di una vecchia biblioteca. Charles Sorel, Sieur de Souvigny. Non comuni. Il libro è suddiviso secondo la classificazione dei libri di storia della biblioteca, la scienza ... Cioranescu 63.406. "La Françoise Biblioteca, nonostante le sue piccole dimensioni, è un monumento di critica letteraria e di marchi sia una mente molto aperta e molto fiera, informato di cosa parla. E 'il più notevole introduzione alla conoscenza degli scrittori del secolo fino a circa 1660 " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition revue et augmentée après l'édition originale de 1664. Reliure en plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs orné. Coiffes élimées, un mors fendu sur les 2/3. Coins émoussés. Ouvrage de bibliographie important pour la connaissance des auteurs anciens et l'agencement d'une bibliothèque ancienne. Charles Sorel, sieur de Souvigny. Peu courant. L'ouvrage est composé suivant la classification de la bibliothèque en livres d'histoire, de sciences... Cioranescu 63406. « La Bibliothèque françoise, malgré son petit format, est un monument de critique littéraire et marque à la fois un esprit très plein et très juste, informé de tout ce dont il parle. Elle constitue la plus remarquable introduction à la connaissance des écrivains du siècle jusqu'à 1660 environ »

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        Biblia Sacra Vulgatae editionis, Sixti V et Clementis VIII iussu recognita atque edita. Cum notis chronologicis et historicis exemplaris vitreani et indice geographico J.B. Du - Hamel [Jean Baptiste Du Hamel]. Digesta, recensita, emendata studio atque opera Praepositi et Sacerdotum Congregationis Oratorii Salvatoris.

      Madrid: Matriti, Typis Ioachimi de Ibarra, Sumptibus Societatis, 1767. - Dos tomos en un volúmen en folio; frontispicio grabado en cobre por Jerónimo Antonio Gil, 6 hs., XL-1372 pp. en paginación continuada. Manchas de tinta en el márgen blanco inferior interior de las últimas trescientas páginas. Encuadernación uniforme en piel, de la época, con lomeras ornadas y tejuelos. Fatigada por el uso en conjunto.

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        Discours sur l'état actuel de la magistrature, et sur les causes de sa décadence ().

      1767In-12, demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges, (4), 128, (1) p. errata. Paris, C. Panckoucke, 1764 Edition originale et unique, rare, de ce discours prononcé par Le Trosne, alors avocat du Roi, à l'ouverture des audiences du bailliage d'Orléans, le 15 novembre 1763.Les importantes "notes économiques" contiennent les premiers engagements de Le Trosne aux côtés des Physiocrates (Cf. Daire, 'Physiocrates', II, p. 88).(Conlon, 'Siècle des Lumières', 64:987. Goldsmiths, 'Online catalogue', 10051.1. Weulersse, 'Mouvement physiocratique', I, Page xxvii).Relié avec: [SERVAN (Joseph-Michel-Antoine)]. Discours sur l'administration de la justice criminelle, prononcée par M. Servan. Genève, 1767. (4), 152 p. et Discours de Mr. Servan (...) dans la cause d'une femme protestante. Genève & Grenoble, J.S. Grabit, 1767. (4), 112 p.Quelques auréoles claires à qqs feuillets. L'ouvrage de Le Trosne est relié en fin.Bel exemplaire, bien relié à l'époque.

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        Magasin énigmatique contenant un grand nombre d'énigmes ingénieuses, choisies entre toutes celles qui ont paru depuis près d'un siècle.

      chez la Veuve Duchesne, 1767. Cm. 16,5, pp. viii, 376. Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorso liscio con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Pochi segni d'uso, una striscetta di carta rimossa al margine basso (bianco) di p. 3. Esemplare peraltro genuino e ben conservato. Operetta assai rara.

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        Biblia Sacra Vulgatae editionis, Sixti V et Clementis VIII iussu recognita atque edita. Cum notis chronologicis et historicis exemplaris vitreani et indice geographico J.B. Du - Hamel [Jean Baptiste Du Hamel]. Digesta, recensita, emendata studio atque opera Praepositi et Sacerdotum Congregationis Oratorii Salvatoris.

      Madrid: Matriti, Typis Ioachimi de Ibarra, Sumptibus Societatis, 1767. Dos tomos en un volúmen en folio; frontispicio grabado en cobre por Jerónimo Antonio Gil, 6 hs., XL-1372 pp. en paginación continuada. Manchas de tinta en el márgen blanco inferior interior de las últimas trescientas páginas. Encuadernación uniforme en piel, de la época, con lomeras ornadas y tejuelos. Fatigada por el uso en conjunto.

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        VITE de più eccellenti Pittori Scultori ed Architetti scritte da... pittore e architetto aretino. Edizione arricchita di note oltre quelle dell'edizione illustrata di Roma.

      1767-1772. 7 voll. in-4, pp. VIII, 551; (2), 611; (6), 447; (6), 468; VII, (2), 514; (6), 450; (6), 484, belliss. leg. coeva unif. p. pelle con tass., fregi oro e nervi al d. Ritr. del Vasari in antip. al I vol. inc. in rame da A. Gregori Pisano. Front. a due colori con vignetta in rame al I vol. e vignette xilogr. negli altri. Tagli color. Al I vol. altro bel ritr. inc. in rame raff. Pietro Leopoldo cui l'opera è dedicata, inc. da A. Gregori. Bella ediz. della celebre opera del Vasari, impreziosita da 156 ritratti inc. in rame e 3 tavv. ripp. f. t. (al VI vol.). Brunet V, 1095. Graesse VII, 204. Manca al Cicognara. Picc; dif. alla cuffia del II vol. [534-5]

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        DESCRIZZIONE COMPLETA DI TUTTO CIO' CHE RITROVASI NELLA GALLERIA DI PITTURA E SCULTURA DI SUA ALTEZZA GIUSEPPE WENCESLAO DEL S. R. I. PRINCIPE REGNANTE DELLA CASA DI LICHTENSTEIN- COMPENDIO DELLE VITE DE PITTORI, SCULTORI E D'ALTRI ARTEFICI, LE DI CUI FAMOSE OPERE FORMANO LA PRESCRITTA CELEBRE GALLERIA

      NELLA STAMPERIA AULICA DI GIOVANNI TOMMASO DE TRATTNERN VIENNA, 1767. Vol. in 8° (mm 240 x 198), pp. 6 n.n. + 107 + 144 + 16 n.n. Antiporta, testatine e finalini su disegno di Vincenzo Fanti incisi in rame da Jacob Matthias Schmutzer (1733-1811). Legatura m. pelle, titolo e fregi in oro nel dorso, piatti marmorizzati. Prima antiporta staccata, lievi tracce di vecchi tarli nel frontespizio, qualche alone sparso, tracce d'uso ai piatti. Copia buona. RARO.

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

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

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

      Thirty engraved plates (many folding). xxxv, [1], 571 pp.; vi, 656 pp.; vi, 290 pp., 3 p.l., 286, [1] pp. Three vols. 8vo, cont. mottled calf (foot of spine of Vol. III with a bit of wear), triple gilt fillet round sides, spines gilt, a.e.g., red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: Briasson, 1767. First edition, and a very handsome set, of this lavish and detailed catalogue. "In 1767 Romé was employed, on Sage's recommendation, to draw up a catalogue of the curiosities that had been collected by Pedro Francisco Davila, who wished to sell his cabinet of natural history before returning to Peru. The work ran to three volumes, in the second of which Romé, in agreement with Linnaeus, stressed the importance of crystalline form in mineralogical description."-D.S.B., XI, p. 520. During Romé's early years, he found steady employment by preparing at least fourteen other mineralogical catalogues. Davila's enormous collection contained scientific instruments (26 items), medals, prints, sculpture, illuminated MSS., Oriental MSS., and books (402 lots) as well as natural history objects. In the Preface to Vol. I, Davila writes that he hopes to sell the collection en bloc but, if no person comes forward, the collection will be sold at auction beginning 12 November. The second part of the third volume is devoted to the classical bronzes and medals (catalogued by Abbé Grimaud) and the prints and drawings (catalogued by M. Remy). The present set is priced throughout in a contemporary hand; it is the first time I have seen a set so annotated. The prices furnish invaluable information regarding the market of the period. Fine set and very scarce on the market. This is a presentation copy from Davila, inscribed on the first title: "Pour Monsieur Hulin de la part de son tres humble et tres obeissant serviteur Davila." ? Laissus, "Les Cabinets d'Histoire Naturelle" in Taton, ed., Enseignement et diffusion des sciences en France au dix-huitième siècle (1986), p. 668-"le cabinet compte alors parmi les plus riches de France: le catalogue de ce remarquable ensemble emplit trois gros in-8, le premier consacré aux règnes animal et végétal, le second aux minéraux et le troisième aux fossiles." Wilson, The History of Mineral Collecting, p. 209-(erroneously calling for 7 plates only).

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        Historia de S. Domingos Particular do Reino, e Conquistas de Portugal

      Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, Lisboa 1767 - 4 tomos en cartoné con estampaciones de aguas, la encuadernación es posterior a la época del libro. Formato folio. I: 10 h. 718 p. 2 hojas del índice oscurecidas, pequeñas marcas de polilla en los márgenes de las primeras y última páginas. II: 20 h. 456 p. 4 h. índice con restauración faltando texto. últimas hojas con restauración en el margen superior. III: 9 h. 447 p. anteportada, portada y últimas hojas con pequeñas marcas de polilla sin afectar al texto. IV: 13 h. 819 p. Pequeños sellos del anterior propietario, sólo uno en cada tomo perteneciente a la Quinta do Salguetral, de Guimaraes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with Plates of the Same. Published by Order of the Commissioners of Longitude

      Ten folding engraved plates. 31 pp. Large 4to, cont. half-calf & marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London: Printed by W. Richardson & S. Clark; and sold by J. Nourse & Mess. Mount & Page, 1767. [bound with]:MASKELYNE, Nevil. An Account of the Going of Mr. John Harrison's Watch, at the Royal Observatory, from May 6th, 1766 to March 4th, 1767. Together with the Original Observations and Calculations of the Same…Published by Order of the Commissioners of Longitude. 28, lvi pp. Large 4to. London: W. Richardson & S. Clark, 1767. [bound with]:LE ROY, J[ulien] D[avid]. A Succinct Account of the Attempts of Mess. Harrison and Le Roy, for finding the Longitude at Sea, and of the Proofs made of their works…To which is prefixed, a Summary of the Marquis de Courtanvaut's Voyage, for the Trial of certain Instruments for finding the Longitude at Sea. Done from the French, by a Fellow of the Royal Society. 14, xii, 54pp. Large 4to. London: F. Newbery, 1768. First editions of the first two works and first edition in English of the third; very fine copies from the library of Matthew Boulton, with the modern bookplate. These are important works regarding the invention and perfection of the chronometer, which enabled navigators to determine their correct geographical position at all times. I. While latitude has been ascertainable by relatively simple means, measuring longitude presented considerable challenges. In 1714, the English government offered the enormous prize of 20,000 pounds to be awarded by the Board of Longitude to anyone who developed a reliable means of calculating longitude at sea. "One way of measuring longitude is to compare local solar time with the standard time at the prime meridian. Local time is easily ascertained by observing the sun but only a very accurate clock can register a standard time over long periods. The improvements in horology effected by Christian Huygens and others after him about the mid-seventeenth century promised success with this method. But the practical problems associated with temperature-compensation and so forth remained long intractable, although several rewards for an invention were offered. Finally, John Harrison, a clockmaker with several useful inventions to his credit…perfected a chronometer of the required degree of accuracy, showing a steady rate of gain or loss. Harrison's chronometer not only supplied navigators with a perfect instrument for observing the true geographical position at any moment during their voyage, but also laid the foundation for the compilation of exact charts of the deep seas and the coastal waters of the world…There has possibly been no advance of comparable importance in aids to navigation until the introduction of radar."-Printing & the Mind of Man 208-(describing Harrison's earlier An Account of the Proceedings: 1763). II. As part of the dispute between Harrison and the Board of Longitude, Maskelyne was called upon to test the accuracy of Harrison's marine chronometer. Maskelyne was known to favor the rival method of finding longitude by means of lunar tables and he therefore subjected Harrison's chronometer, which had already performed well on two West Indian voyages, to a series of extreme and unrealistic tests. The tests were intended to fully discredit the watch. The predictably disappointing results were published in the present pamphlet, along with Maskelyne's conclusion that "Mr Harrison's watch cannot be depended upon to keep the longitude within a degree in a West India voyage of six weeks…nevertheless…it is a useful and valuable invention." III. First edition in English of the Exposé succint des Travaux de MM. Harrison et Le Roy (1768). This is a very rare and important contribution to the famous and bitter quarrel involving Pierre Le Roy (1717-85), the most eminent horologist in France of the 18th century, Harrison, and Berthoud. Le Roy made important contributions to the chronometer; he "established the main principles of the modern chronometer, to wit, a detached escapement, temperature compensation in the balance, and an isochronous balance spring."-Catherine Cardinal, "Ferdinand Berthoud and Pierre Le Roy…" in The Quest for Longitude (Ed. by William J.H. Andrewes), 1996, p. 292. The present work was written by Le Roy, using his father's name for this edition, in answer to Harrison's Principles (see item I). Le Roy illustrates the originality and priority of his own work, dating from before 1754, in comparison with Harrison's. While recognizing the merit of Harrison's chronometer, he considered his own to be superior. The condescension expressed here by Le Roy provoked a series of violently critical responses, both in England and in France. Le Roy also provides an account of the trial of his Nos. 1 and 2 on the Aurore under the Marquis de Courtanvaux in 1767. This is an extremely rare book. Fine copies, attractively bound together, and preserved in a box. Loosely inserted is a page of manuscript notes in ink by a contemporary reader about Harrison's time-keeper. ? I. Horblit 42b. II. Baillie, Clocks and Watches. An Historical Bibliography, p. 271. III. Baillie, ibid., pp. 276-77-(describing the original French edition). See also the note to Printing & the Mind of Man 208 for a discussion of the claims of Le Roy to priority in the invention of the chronometer.

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        Document signé (1800) / En-tête de l'Armée d'Egypte

      - TALLIEN Jean-Lambert (1767-1820). Révolutionnaire français, chef de la réaction thermidorienne. Pièce signée avec apostille autographe, cosignée par Martin-Roch Xavier Estève (1772-1853), Le Caire, 16 nivôse an VIII (6 janvier 1800) et Paris 1er prairial an IX (21 mai 1801), 1 page in-folio, en partie imprimée à en-tête Armée d’Egypte. Estève, payeur général de l’Armée d’Egypte, reconnaît le versement fait dans sa caisse par le citoyen Tallien « administrateur des droits de l’enregistrement », de 2.462 livres 14 sols 2 deniers, qui devra lui être comptée par la Trésorerie nationale de Paris. Tallien donne quittance à Paris de « la somme de deux mille quatre cent soixante-deux livres quatorze sous deux deniers. Avec l’instauration du Directoire, l’influence politique de Tallien décline, bien qu’il siège au Conseil des Cinq-Cents. Discrédité aux yeux des Montagnards, qui le considèrent comme un renégat, comme de la droite, qui lui reproche son passé terroriste, il est également abandonné par Madame Tallien, qui devient la maîtresse du financier Ouvrard. Cependant, il est présenté par Paul Barras au général Bonaparte qui l’emmène avec lui dans son expédition vers l’Égypte en juin 1798. Après la prise du Caire, il édite le Journal officiel, la Décade égyptienne.

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        Serie de' Podestà di Chioggia.

      Appresso Carlo Palese, 1767. Cm. 29,5, pp. viii, 88. Con grande stemma al frontespizio (armi della città di Chioggia), eleganti testate e finalini e 3 tavole fuori testo nitidamente incise in rame. Legatura recente in mezza pergamena con piccole punte, dorso liscio con titoli in oro su tassello. Esemplare fresco ed a carte candide, in eccellente statro di conservazione. Le tre tavole raffigurano: scultura in marmo della Madonna del campanile di S. Domenico, S. Giorgio a cavallo e le misure in bronzo utilizzate in antico a Chioggia. Cfr. Melzi (III, 55) e Lozzi, 1229 in nota.

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        Aquila Reale di color leonato. Aquila fulva, seu aurea.

      1767. [In Firenze, nella stamperia Mouckiana, 1767]. Acquaforte colorata a mano, mm. 345x275 (l'impronta della lastra), mm. 462x362 (il foglio). Firmata in lastra: Lor. Lorenzi. Dedica, incisa in rame sotto la figura, al marchese Antonio Niccolini. Magnifica calcografia, proveniente dalla "Storia naturale degli Uccelli", a cura di Saverio Manetti, Lorenzo Lorenzi e Violante Vanni, stampata a Firenze negli anni 1767-1776. Manetti, medico e direttore dell'orto botanico di Firenze dal 1749 al 1782, fu il responsabile del testo, per la nomenclatura delle specie e per la distribuzione dell'opera. L'abate Lorenzo Lorenzi e Violante Vanni (una delle poche donne a lavorare in quel campo) disegnarono le tavole, le incisero su rame e le colorarono a mano. Il risultato fu la migliore e più ampia opera illustrata di ornitologia realizzata fino ad allora. Si tratta della tavola numero II dell'opera. Ottime condizioni, in passe-partout.

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        Delle basiliche antiche e specialmente di quella di Vicenza discorso del conte Enea Arnaldi accademico olimpico con l'aggiunta della descrizione d'una curia d'invenzione dell'autore.

      Per Giovambattista Vendramini Mosca, In Vicenza, 1767. VIII CXXXV [1] p. [1] c. di tav. VIII c. di tav. ripieg. calcogr. 4°(255 cm) cartonato coevo con tassellino in carta coi titoli manoscritti. Esemplare con buon margine. Sul front. fregio xilogr. Iniziali testatine e finalini xilogr. Nella tavola non numerata ritr. calcogr. di Andrea Palladio nelle altre 8 tavole piante e prospetti della Basilica palladiana di Vicenza. Prima edizione rara. "In quest'opera generale sono particolarmente interessanti per Vicenza i capitoli dal 7 al 18 della prima parte in cui l'Autore fa la storia della nostra Basilica e dei capitoli dal 6 al 18 della parte seconda in cui esamina la fabbrica secondo i precetti dell'arte e specialmente degli antichi." (Rumor). Le tavole raffigurano: il ritratto del Palladio replica di quella siglata da G. B. Mariotti e Francesco Zucchi nel "Del Teatro Olimpico" di G. Montenari (1749) le piante e i prospetti delle architetture. Rumor 150. Berlin Katalog 2718. Raccolta palladiana Guglielmo Cappelletti (11) Fowler (30) Cicognara (876) catalogano solo la seconda edizione del 1769. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: MDCCLXVII [1767]. Buono ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo gora al margine inferiore delle ultime carte. ...

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