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        Gufo minore, o comune = Bubo minor, sive vulgaris.

      - [In Firenze, nella stamperia Mouckiana, 1767]. Acquaforte colorata a mano, mm. 349x273 (l'impronta della lastra), mm. 462x362 (il foglio). Non firmata. Dedica al conte Angiolo Galli Fassi incisa in rame, sotto la figura. 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 LXXXII dell'opera. Ottime condizioni, in passe-partout. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Avoltoio Aquilino volgarm.te Vaccaia bigia = Vultur Aquilinus cinereus.

      - [In Firenze, nella stamperia Mouckiana, 1767]. Acquaforte colorata a mano, mm. 346x295 (l'impronta della lastra), mm. 462x362 (il foglio). Firmata in lastra: Viol. Vanni f. Dedica a Giovancosimo Nolfi, incisa in rame, sotto la figura. 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 XIV dell'opera. Ottime condizioni, in passe-partout. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Falco volgarm. Barletta ceciata = Falco vulgo Barletta superius fuscus subtus rufescens.

      - [In Firenze, nella stamperia Mouckiana, 1767]. Acquaforte colorata a mano, mm. 345x272 (l'impronta della lastra), mm. 462x362 (il foglio). Non firmata. Dedica a Valentino del Turco medico chirurgo a S.M. Nuova incisa in rame, sotto la figura. 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 XLVIII dell'opera. Ottime condizioni, in passe-partout. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nuevo Arte de Cocina, sacado de la Escuela de la Experiencia Económica

      Imprenta de Maria Angela Martí Viuda, Barcelona 1767 - Pergamino de época en buen estado, formato 10*14'5cm. 7 h. 176 p. parte interior de la portada y hoja de respeto con marca de polilla. Buen estado general. Juan de Altamiras fue un fraile del siglo XVIII, natural de La Almunia de Doña Godina. En dicho libro los ingredientes y los platos corresponden a elaboraciones de convento y de las gentes más humildes. Esta obra permite a los investigadores conocer sobre los gustos y la forma de alimentarse de las gentes del pueblo. La aceptación de su obra Nuevo Arte de Cocina fue tanta que se convirtió en uno de los libros de cocina más editados del siglo XVIII, e incluso del XIX, pues durante esos dos siglos llegó a ser la obra con más influencia desde el punto de vista culinario. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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        THE CONNEXION OF THE ROMAN, SAXON AND ENGLISH COINS, deduced from observations on the Saxon weights and money. By William Clarke, M. A. Rector of Buxted, and residentiary of Chichester .

      London, printed for William Bowyer, MDCCLXVII [1767].. FIRST EDITION 1767. 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, pages: xvi, [1]-552, engraved coat of arms to top of dedication page, pictorial headpiece to page [1], 13 small ilustrations of coins in the text, bound in full polished calf, gilt lettered morocco label to spine, double gilt rules to spine and edges of covers, edges speckled red. Binding rubbed, slight damage to top of spine, upper hinge has 1 inch crack to head and 3 inch crack to tail, cover still firmly attached, fading to top of upper cover, corners bumped, small bookplate to first pastedown (W.W. Hyde), otherwise a very good clean copy. A thirteen page supplement by William Bowyer entitled Remarks occasioned by a late dissertation on the Greek and Roman money was issued in 1772, with pagination and register continued from this work (not present here). Printed by William Bowyer and John Nichols; their records show 300 copies printed. See: ESTC T144740; Catalogue of the Goldsmiths Library of Economic Literature, Volume 1, page 510, No. 10334. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Essay sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie dans la Guerre de Campagne et dans celle des Sieges. Par Monsieur Dupuget Captne. au Corps Royal de l'artie. [Bound with;] Memoire plus Detaillé sur la Construction des Batteries devant une Place Assiégée.

      A Grenoble, le 8e Ceptembre [sic] 1767 - Small quarto (203 × 163mm), manuscript, [vi], 294pp., [iv], 47pp. Contemporary mottled sheep, red morocco label, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with floral and foliate tools, red edge-stain, green silk page-marker. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Short marginal tear to the uncoloured plate, no loss, light browning, page numbering slightly cropped in places, a little rubbed at the extremities, headcap chipped, joints slightly cracked, but overall very good indeed. 4 folding coloured plates and one uncoloured. A handsome and highly interesting manuscript. The first published edition was issued by Arckstée & Merkus in Amsterdam in 1771, credited to "un Officier du Corps," the author previously identified by Barbier as Edme-Jean-Antoine Du Puget. Du Puget (1742-1802) was a member of an old aristocratic family from Bresse and was introduced to the corps by his uncle Joseph-Etienne Dupuget, who was an officer. He distinguished himself in the war in Corsica receiving the Croix de Saint-Louis and being advanced to the rank of marechal de camp. Shortly afterwards he was made inspector-general of the forces in America, and spent two years overseas, returning to become assistant instructor to the dauphin, for which services he was made a count. On the death of his pupil he retired to Amiens occupying himself with "ses paisibles études" (Michaud) until arrested and imprisoned during the Revolution. On his release he withdrew with his family to his estate at d'Hargicourt, but driven by his thirst for knowledge returned to Paris to study at the School of Mining. He died there aged 60. This study was evidently very well thought of, circulating in manuscript before it was finally published. There are copies in the Library of the Society of the Cincinnati and at Nantes, all of which seem to vary slightly, both from the printed text and from each other. The published form lacks the dissertation on the prerogative of officers in the placing of batteries, pp.125-138, also his comments of siege craft at pp. 152-153 and the entire appendix "Memoire sur la Machine", pp.288-294 and accompanying plate. A comparison with the Nantes manuscript, which is dated 1760, shows that it lacks the "Memoire sur la Construction des Batteries", the appendix is registered as a separate item, and the three plates are printed and uncoloured. Perhaps a traditionalist in some of his views, he defends the position of artillery against Folard's innovations, but is progressive in others, calling for a broad-based education for artillerymen, "bien d'autres etudes que celle de la guerre, et de la mechanique. On ne peut esperer d'y parvenir avec distinction, si l'on ne joint a ces premieres sciences, la phisique; les plus interessantes parties de la chimie, la geographie, l'art de fortifier, auant aux profiles et la direction des feux; l'architecture civile; et l'hydrostatique et l'hydraulique, en tout ce qui peut concerner les operation de la guerre. pour le dire en peu de mots, la vie d'un bon officiers de Corps Royale, est une etude perpetuelle." Like his own, the life of an artillery officer should be one of perpetual study. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Unbetitelt (Affenschule). Signierte Originalmalerei (Aquarell und Gouache). Minutiöse Kopie der Affenschule nach A. Teniers. Von einem Frankfurter Emaillemaler.

      Blattformat ca. 19,5 x 25,5 cm. Im Bild von Boy datiert und signiert (1767, Carl Gottfried Boy, delin.). An den beiden oberen Ecken auf Trägerkarton gefalzt, hinter Passepartout. In tadelloser Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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        Le porte-feuille du R.F. Gillet, ci-devant soi-disant Jésuite.

      - Madrid (Paris). 1767. 3 ouvrages en 1 volume in-12, plein veau tâcheté, dos à nerf orné avec pièce de titre en maroquin olive. (4) pp., 116 pp. Edition originale. Ouvrage publié pour servir de supplément aux gros dictionnaires qui renferment tant d’inutilités. Barbier, III, 955. Cioranescu, II, 443036.Relié à la suite : (LINGUET). La Cacomonade. Londres. 1767. VII, 160 pp.Seconde édition augmentée d’une lettre inédite de l’auteur. Histoire de la syphilis par inspirée par le chapitre IV de Candide. Linguet préconise notamment dans cette facétie des maisons de prostitution à l’hygiène scrupuleusement contrôlée. L’ouvrage fit scandale et fut condamné à être détruit en 1822. INED, 2907 bis.(VOLTAIRE). Le Huron ou l’ingénu. Lausanne. 1767. 2 tomes. (4) pp., 102 pp. ; (4) pp., 96 pp.Edition parue la même année que l’Originale. Célèbre conte philosophique relatant les années d’apprentissage d’un jeune homme en Amérique chez les Hurons qui débarque en Bretagne.Ex-libris Monsieur de Daron. Légères rousseurs à la fin du volume. Faiblesses aux coiffes. 896 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre PREVOST]
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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XXXVII (37) January to December 1767

      London: D Henry; F Newbery. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1767. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 640pp, [xvi] + plates. 19 b/w plates and maps (6 fold-out). .

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        The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

      London: Printed for A. Millar, A. Kincaid and J. Bell; and sold by T. Cadell,, 1767. To which is added A Dissertation on the Origin of Languages. The Third Edition. Octavo (204 x 125 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label with triple rule border in gilt, compartments double ruled in gilt, raised bands, boards double ruled in gilt. With the final blank leaf, bound without the front free endpaper. Occasional pencil annotations to the text. Extremities a little worn, corners bumped, joints split but firm, a few marks to boards, endpapers and title page browned from turn-ins, bound without the front free endpaper. Contents browned and foxed with a small nick to leaf D1, otherwise a very good copy. Third edition of Smith's first book, the first edition to include the "Dissertation on the Origin of Languages", one of 750 copies, and the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the continent. It contains "some minor revisions, especially to passages involving comment on religion" (Tribe), which Smith made upon his return from France in 1766. After being described as "Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Glasgow" on the title pages of the first and second editions, Smith wrote to Strahan ahead of the publication of this edition to ask him to "call me simply Adam Smith without any addition either before or behind" (letter 100, Mossner & Ross, p. 122). While his academic title was removed, he was still credited as "LL.D.", and this remained on the title page of the subsequent editions, thus cementing his reputation as "Dr Smith". The "Dissertation" had been previously published in The Philological Miscellany (1761) as "Considerations Concerning the First Formation of Languages".

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        The Ignorant Philosopher.

      London: printed for S. Bladon,, 1767. With An Address to the Public upon The Parricides imputed to the Families of Calas and Sirven. Translated from the French. Duodecimo (200 x 125 mm). Contemporary calf, red morocco spine label, compartments decorated and ruled in gilt, boards double-ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges red. Bound without the half-title and publisher's advertisement. A few pencil annotations to contents. Hinges neatly restored. Extremities lightly rubbed, boards scuffed with one knock to edge of front board, endpapers browned from turn-ins, front free endpaper slit near margin, adhesive mark from removed bookplate to front free endpaper verso, a very good copy. First edition in English, first published in Geneva the previous year, which begins with the famed set of "first doubts": "Who art thou? From whence dost thou come? What is thy employment? What will become of thee?" Voltaire's list of 56 doubts reformulated his entire philosophy and engaged with the writings of Newton, Locke, Spinoza, and Hobbes. The translator remains unknown.

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        Reise durch Frankreich und Italien oder gesammlete Nachrichten von den Sitten und Gebräuchen (.) dieser beyden Reiche, und insonderheit der Stadt und Gegend um Nizza, in Briefen abgefaßt. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      Leipzig, Junius, 1767 - 4 Bl., 252 S., (S. 253-) 429. Einzige deutsche Ausgabe dieser Reisebriefe des schottischen Arztes, welcher von 1763 bis 1765 zur Erholung in Südfrankreich (Nizza) und Italien (Florenz, Rom) weilte. "Sein Werk machte ihn zum Prototypen des mürrischen und nörgelnden Reisenden" (Griep/Luber 1301). - Griep/Luber 1302. - Titel gestempelt. Tls. leicht gebräunt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 650 Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. (Klebezettel am unteren Kapital, etwas berieben). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Sander]
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        The Ignorant Philosopher. With An Address to the Public upon The Parricides imputed to the Families of Calas and Sirven. Translated from the French.

      London: printed for S. Bladon, 1767 - Duodecimo (200 x 125 mm). Contemporary calf, red morocco spine label, compartments decorated and ruled in gilt, boards double-ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges red. Bound without the half-title and publisher's advertisement. Hinges neatly restored. Extremities lightly rubbed, boards scuffed with one knock to edge of front board, endpapers browned from turn-ins, front free endpaper slit near margin, adhesive mark from removed bookplate to front free endpaper verso, a very good copy. A few pencil annotations to contents. First edition in English, first published in Geneva the previous year, which begins with the famed set of "first doubts": "Who art thou? From whence dost thou come? What is thy employment? What will become of thee?" Voltaire's list of 56 doubts reformulated his entire philosophy and engaged with the writings of Newton, Locke, Spinoza, and Hobbes. The translator remains unknown. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Denkmäler des Alten Roms oder Sammlung der vornehmsten und noch in Rom vorhandenen Alterthümer nach Barbaults Zeichnung nebst einer Erklärung derselben aus dem Französischen übersetzt, herausgegegen und verlegt von G. C. Kilian. 3 Teile in 1 Band.

      Augsburg, Kilian, 1767. - Folio, circa 39,5 x 26,8 cm. 4 (1 w.) Bll., 40 SS., 1 Bl., mit gestochener Vignette, 54 doppelblgr. Tafeln - 8 SS., 12 dpblgr. Tafeln - 4 SS., 3 dpblgr. Tafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung "Fromm 1753; Thieme-B. II, 465; Graesse I, 289; vgl. Berliner Ornamentstichkatalog 1889 (Ausgabe 1782). Erste deutsche Ausgabe (parallel auch bei Stage in Augsburg erschienen) der prachtvollen Bearbeitung von "Les plus beaux monuments de Rome ancienne". Die Veduten nach Jean Barbault (1705-1766), der ab 1747 bis zu seinem Tod in Italien arbeitete, sind hier mit hübscher Figurenstaffage ergänzt und teils von Kilian etwas verändert. Die Tafeln sind numeriert von 1 bis 54 und auch so komplett, die spätere dritte Auflage gibt es manchmal auch mit 60 Tafeln. - ANGEBUNDEN ist: Ruinen und Ueberbleibsel von Athen, nebst anderen merkwürdigen Alterthümern Griechenlands herausgegeben von Robert Sayer in London. Nun mit einem aus der Englischen Beschreibung zur Erläuterung derselben kurzgefassten historischen Auszuge nach dem Englischen Original. Prachtvolle deutsche Ausgabe der "Ruins of Athens. With Remains and Other Valuable Antiquities in Greece" mit 12 grossen Tafeln im Stil von Piranesi. - FERNER hier ausserdem noch: Wahre Abbildung und kurze Beschreibung dreyer der besten antiken Malereyen welche im Herculaneo und dieser Stadt Gegenden bis aufs Jahr 1760 gefunden worden. Mit 3 grossen Tafeln, die 6 Kupfer zeigen - es handelt sich dabei um Varianten der Tafeln 52-54 des ersten Werkes, wobei ein Kupfer ganz ausgetauscht ist und hier nun eine Büste des Demosthenes zeigt. - Schönes Exemplar. Vorsatz mit Spur von entferntem und neuerem Exlibris, weisses Blatt zu Beginn gebräunt und mit Kaufvermerk von 1801. Wenig gebräunt, kaum fleckig, meist sehr sauber und in schönem, kräftigem Druck, wenig berieben, oberes Kapital leicht bestossen, insgesamt jedoch sehr gut erhalten und sehr dekorativ. " [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Rare Antique Master Print-FREDERICK HENRY-EMILIA VAN SOLMS-Rymsdyk-Jordaens-1767

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Frederick Henry and Emilia van Solms, Prince and Princess of Orange.' - Double portrait of Govaert van Surpele, mayor of Diest, Belgium and his wife Catharina Coninckx (wrongly identified as Prince Frederick Henry and his wife Amalia van Solms). Mezzotint engraving on wove paper. Description: This print originates from: After a painting in the National Gallery, London. Ref: Hollstein 45 (after Jordaens). Rare. Published by John Boydell in London, 1767.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'J.v. Rymsdyk' after 'Ja. Jordaens'. Jan van Rymsdyk (also Riemsdyk, Remsdyke, died 1790) was a Dutch painter and engraver. Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) was Flemish Baroque painter. Condition: Good, given age. Small pinholes in the lower left margin corner. A tear in the left and right margin extending a little into the image (closed with contemporary paper and acid-free archival tape). Two chips in the margin with similar restorations. The paper broken on the platemark in the top edge, reinforced with paper and acid-free archival tape to the rear. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-P3-10 The overall size is ca. 16.9 x 21.3 inch. The image size is ca. 15.9 x 19.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 43 x 54 cm. The image size is ca. 40.5 x 50.5 cm.

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        MALAYSIA – TIOMAN ISLAND: A DRAUGHT OF THE BAY ON THE S W. SIDE OF ISLAND TIMOAN THE WHOLE SURVEYED & DRAWN WITH ACCURACY BY WM. NICHELSON, MASTER OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP ELIZABETH, IN JANUARY 1763.

      London, []. 1767 - Copper engraving on thick paper, with original extension fly-leaf of remarks contemporarily pasted to left blank margin (Very Good, chart clean with strong engraving impression; fly-leaf on much thinner paper, a little creased with a discreet closed tear), 42 x 61 cm (16.5 x 24 inches) + extension fly-leaf. Very Rare – the first printing of Captain William Nichelson’s fine chart and profile view of Tioman Island (Malaysia), then a important waypoint for navigation between the Straits of Malacca and the Far East, issued within William Herbert’s ‘A New Directory for the East Indies’ – a stellar example with the often-lacking original extension fly-leaf of remarks. This is the very rare first edition, first state of Captain William Nichelson’s highly attractive chart and mariner’s view of Tioman Island (Malaysia), then an important waypoint for navigation between the Straits of Malacca and the Far East. It is based on an a manuscript chart by Nichelson, the master of the HMS Elizabeth, drafting during his visit to the island in January 1763, and was first published within the third edition of William Herbert’s important atlas of oriental navigation, A New Directory for the East Indies (London, 1767). Nichelson’s work is by far and away the finest 18th Century depiction of the Tioman, and was copied for some decades by various map publishers. The present example of the chart is marquis, as it features the often-lacking fly-leaf of nautical remarks, contemporarily pasted to the chart’s left blank margin.Tioman Island (Malay: Pulau Tioman) is roughly 20 km (12 miles) long and 12 km (7.5 miles) wide, located in the south China Sea about 32 km (20 miles) off of the east coast of mainland Malaysia. Described by Time magazine as one of the World’s most beautiful islands, Tioman is mountainous and covered in jungle, while its shores are surrounded by coral reefs. Today it is a nature preserve and one of the most popular scuba diving sites in Southeast Asia. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        Plan de la Ville de Paris et de Ses Faubourgs Dédié au Roi

      Rare 18th century map of the city of Paris and its environs, divided into four sheets of twenty sections each, mounted on canvas and folded, to make a large map of approximately 38-1/2 by 56-1/4 inches, dedicated to King Louis XV, with scale and explanation of abbreviations, each sheet with a three-column list of landmarks and places on the map, including streets, public squares, fountains, ports, bridges, chapels, colleges, hospitals, hôtels, royal houses, convents, markets, and other notable locations and sites, the map marked along the top and side with letters from B to Y and numbers from 1 to 16. Some spotting, redness, and foxing. Four sheets loose, housed in a cardboard slipcase with handwritten notation to spine, wear and chipping to case. Paris (Jaillot) 1767. With privilege 1748, corrected and augmented in 1765. The orientation of the map, with North to the left, is the same as that adopted by Jacques Gomboust in 1652 or Pierre Bullet in 1675. This system presents the western façades of churches and other important buildings to the viewer. In his 2007 work "Les Plans de Paris des origines (1493) à la fin du XVIIIe siècle", historian Jean Boutier cites eleven editions of this map, published between 1748 and 1787. According to Boutier at the time, no extant copies of the 1767 are known. In fact, while WorldCat lists other similar maps of Paris by Jaillot, as of October 2017 there is not a single listing for the 1767 edition.

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        A General History of Scotland, from the earliest accounts to the present time. 10 vols.

      Printed for the Author, by A. Hamilton. 1767-68 - 6 engr. frontispieces (one folding), one large folding engr. map, one folding plate, 74 engr. portraits. 8vo. Some old, quite heavy waterstaining to upper margins Vol. VII, otherwise a fine set bound in full contemporary pale calf, with double gilt ruled borders. Spines in six compartments, large gilt floral devices, handsome red gilt morocco labels. Shelf label of Easton Neston Library in each volume. ESTC T146458. Vols. 1-5 are dated 1767; vols. 6-10 1768. Originally issued in weekly parts, a prospectus for the work was published on 24 January 1767. Vol. 1. frontispiece, + 55 portraits; 2. frontispiece plate, large folding map, 5 portraits; 3. 3 portraits; 4. 2 portraits; 5. frontispiece + 1 portrait; 6. frontispiece + 1 portrait; 7. frontispiece + 1 portrait; 8. folding frontispiece; 9. 1 portrait; 10 folding plate + 5 portraits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M--y W---y M----e: Written During Her Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa, to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. in Different Parts of Europe. Which Contain, Among Other Curious Relations, Accounts of the Policy and Manners of the Turks; Drawn from Sources That Have Been Inaccessible to Other Travellers [With:] An Additional Volume to the Letters ?

      T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, London 1767 - First edition. xii, [iv], 165, [1]; [iv], 167, [1]; [iv], 134; 142 pp., with half-titles in vols. I-III. 4 vols. 12mo. First edition of Lady Mary's account of her travels in the Ottoman Empire while accompanying her husband on his embassy to Constantinople in 1716. These are not the actual letters as sent. They were reconstructed from a journal kept during her voyage and were written upon Lady Mary's return to England. They were not published until the year after her death; the preface, signed "M.A.," is by Mary Astell. The fourth volume of letters is spurious. Atabey 829; Blackmer 1150; Rothschild 1452. Provenance: early ownership inscription on vol. I title Contemporary calf, red morocco spine labels, red sprinkled edges. Binding offsetting on titles, vol. I front free endpaper loose, vol. IV joints cracked xii, [iv], 165, [1]; [iv], 167, [1]; [iv], 134; 142 pp., with half-titles in vols. I-III. 4 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Aquila Toscana = lat. Aquila Etrusca.

      - [In Firenze, nella stamperia Mouckiana, 1767]. Acquaforte colorata a mano, mm. 343x274 (l'impronta della lastra), mm. 462x362 (il foglio). Non firmata. Dedica a Niccolò Saverio Cambi, incisa in rame sotto la figura. 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 V dell'opera. Ottime condizioni, in passe-partout. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A COLLECTION OF 12 EPHEMERIS / ALMANACKS FOR 1767

      London: The Company of Stationers, 1767. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. A bound collection of 12 items: 1. "Remarkable News from the Stars: Or, an Ephemeris for 1767.." William Andrews; 48pp; 2. The Gentleman's Diary, or the Mathematical Repository; "An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1767" Anonymous; 48pp; 3. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack, for the Year of Our Lord 1767..." Anonymous; 48pp; 4. Vox Stetlarum: or a Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption, 1767..." Francis Moore; 16pp; 5. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption, 1767..." John Partridge; 48pp; 6. Parker's Ephemeris For the Year of Our Lord 1767..."; Anonymous; 56pp; 7. "The Coelestial Diary: Or, An Ephemeris For the Year of Our Blessed Saviour's Incarnation, 1767."; Salem Pearse; 32pp; 8. "The Second Part of the Coelestial Diary..." Salem Pearse; 16pp; 9. Poor Robin 1767. An Almanack After the Old, but yet very agreeable..." Sir Robin Poor; 32pp; 10. "A Prognostication For the Year of our Lord God 1767." Sir Robin Poor; 16pp; 11. "The English Apollo; Or Useful Companion...1767" Richard Saunders; 48pp; 12. "Speculum Annis: or, Season on the Seasons. Being An Almanck for the Year of Our Lord 1767..." Henry Season; 48pp; 13. "An Almanack For the Year of Our Lord God, 1767..." Tycho Wing; 48pp; 14. "The Coelestial Atlas; Or, A New Ephemeris for the Year of our Lord 1767..." Robert White; 48pp; 1p Printer's Book List. The covers are lacking and the spine is very chipped at the ends, but the page block of all these contents is very good, with little or no damage, foxing, etc..

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        LES METAMORPHOSES

      Paris: Pissot (volumes I, II, IV) and Delalain (volume III), 1767-71. First Edition with these Illustrations. This is a beautifully preserved and attractively bound copy of what Ray says flatly "is the supreme anthology of French Rococo book illustrations." The plates were first intended for printing as a separate suite designed by "the best French painters" and engraved by the best engravers, but before they could be published separately, they were incorporated in this edition of Ovid. The result, says Ray, "is a high point among illustrated books of the 18th century." It is difficult to exaggerate the pleasure the illustrations give. They are executed with great delicacy; the effects of light and shadow are especially impressive; and the sharpness and detail of even background figures are unusually fine. The preliminary pictures were done by a number of different artists. "The veteran Boucher appears beside the young Moreau, with Eisen, Choffard, Monnet, and Gravelot also playing substantial roles," says Ray. He singles out for special praise the illustrations of Eisen and finds his four depictions of the seasons supreme, from Spring, a graceful maiden fingering flower garlands flown in by cupids, to old man Winter hovering over a fire at which the fat cupids also warm themselves. Ray also is enthusiastic about the headpieces of Choffard, calling them "images which baffle the mind while they set it dreaming." With such a number of plates, one could expect to find an occasional engraving that is noticeably inferior, but in this work, the illustrations maintain a remarkably consistent high level of excellence. The present copy is from the first issue with these plates, an issue Cohen-de Ricci describes as much superior to the second (which is identified as having volume IV dated 1770).. 255 x 190 mm. (10 1/8 x 7 1/2"). Four volumes. Translated by Abbé Banier. First Edition with these Illustrations. Attractive 19th century brown morocco, covers with frame of one thick black rule and two gilt fillets, fleuron cornerpieces, raised bands flanked by similar rules, panels with central fleuron, gilt titling, turn-ins with multiple plain and decorative gilt rules, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Large engraved vignette headpieces and decorative tailpieces, engraved vignette on each title page, Volume I with added engraved title page and engraved dedication leaf, and 139 VERY FINE ENGRAVED PLATES after Eisen, Monnet, J. M. Moreau, Boucher, Gravelot, Le Prince, Parizeau, and St. Gois, engraved by Lemire, Leveau, Massard, and others, and with vignette "Fin" plate listing names of artists (the first plate as well as dedication, vignettes, and head- and tailpieces engraved by Choffard). A few original tissue guards. Front pastedowns with the bookplate of James Hale Bates (1845-1901), the American travel writer. Ray, 62; Cohen-de Ricci 769-72 ("superbe ouvrage"); Brunet IV, 285-86; Graesse V, 89-90. Occasional very mild overall browning to the first two volumes, isolated small rust spots, but an extremely appealing set, the decorative bindings lustrous and scarcely worn, and clean and fresh internally, with fine impressions of the engravings. This is a beautifully preserved and attractively bound copy of what Ray says flatly "is the supreme anthology of French Rococo book illustrations." The plates were first intended for printing as a separate suite designed by "the best French painters" and engraved by the best engravers, but before they could be published separately, they were incorporated in this edition of Ovid. The result, says Ray, "is a high point among illustrated books of the 18th century." It is difficult to exaggerate the pleasure the illustrations give. They are executed with great delicacy; the effects of light and shadow are especially impressive; and the sharpness and detail of even background figures are unusually fine. The preliminary pictures were done by a number of different artists. "The veteran Boucher appears beside the young Moreau, with Eisen, Choffard, Monnet, and Gravelot also playing substantial roles," says Ray. He singles out for special praise the illustrations of Eisen and finds his four depictions of the seasons supreme, from Spring, a graceful maiden fingering flower garlands flown in by cupids, to old man Winter hovering over a fire at which the fat cupids also warm themselves. Ray also is enthusiastic about the headpieces of Choffard, calling them "images which baffle the mind while they set it dreaming." With such a number of plates, one could expect to find an occasional engraving that is noticeably inferior, but in this work, the illustrations maintain a remarkably consistent high level of excellence. The present copy is from the first issue with these plates, an issue Cohen-de Ricci describes as much superior to the second (which is identified as having volume IV dated 1770).

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        Meditations and Contemplations

      London: Printed for John and Francis Rivington, et al., 1767. 8vo, xxxix, [1 ad], [1]-283 pp., engraved frontis. and one full page engraving (Anne Stonhouse funeral monument), woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Contemporary full speckled calf, backstrip with red and black labels lettered in gilt. Binding worn, upper board held by cords only, moderate foxing and toning, closed tear to C3 and F1. Signature of Horatio Gates to first free endpaper. Bookplate of Alexander Chambers. Stamp of Sophia Eyres on first free endpaper, her name in ink on the second freeendpaper and her signature and date (1774) to the rear endpaper. Eighteenth edition, vol. 1 of 2 vols. This copy signed by the revolutionary war officer Horatio Gates. That Gates should have acquired this edition, published in 1767, is of some biographical interest as it was around this time that he was renewing his commitment to a Christian life after an eventful youth spent fighting in the Seven Years' War. "By [1762] he had become a master of military administration and an accomplished leader of men in battle. These skills, however, did him little good once the war ended. Living in England with no chance of promotion, he sought surcease for a time in liquor and gambling, but he mastered these vices in the late 1760s and drifted toward republicanism and Methodism" (ANB). The pious reflections contained in clergyman James Hervey's (1714-1758) first and most popular work, "Meditations among the Tombs" and "Reflections on a Flower Garden", were clearly not successful in winning over Gates to the contemplative life and he is now best remembered for his later career as an American colonist and general during the Revolutionary War in which he controversially took credit for the victory in the Battles of Saratoga, and was blamed for the defeat at the Battle of Camden. A later owner of this book was Alexander Chambers, a general during the American Civil War. The stamp and signature of Sophia Eyres, dated 1774, are also intriguing but efforts to identify her have been so far unsuccessful. ESTC T27780.

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        La Santa Messa, e Preghiere. Tradotte dalla Signora Contessa di Rochambeau.

      S.l., 1767. - MANUSCRIT in-12. Frontispice. 3ff. 179pp. Plein veau marbré, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre, triple filet doré sur les plats avec au centre le monogramme doré "R" (reliure de l'époque, charnières fendues, coiffe supérieure manquante). Précieux manuscrit original de ce petit livre de messe traduit en italien pour le Comte de Rochambeau par son épouse, qui lui a dédié comme un tendre gage de ses progrès dans l'apprentissage de la langue italienne. "A te, diletto mio Sposo, le primizie del mio studio nell'Itala favella offro de buon cuore in omagio ( ). Gradisci, te ne suplico, il buon cuore della tua affezzionatissima Sposa". Rochambeau avait épousé en 1749 Jeanne-Thérèse d'Acosta (1730-1824), fille d'un riche négociant d'origine portugaise dont la beauté fut notamment immortalisée par un portrait de Maurice Quentin de La Tour. Mère de son unique descendant, le Vicomte de Rochambeau, elle fut enterrée avec son époux au cimetière de Thoré la Rochette (Loir-et-Cher). Le volume, entièrement calligraphié de sa main, est relié au chiffre de Rochambeau et il constitue une précieuse relique sentimentale du vainqueur de Yorktown et grand héros, avec La Fayette, de la guerre d'indépendance Américaine.

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        Commentarius ad Psalmos quo singulorum argumentum, tempus et hypothesis explicandi inprimis studiose inquiritur, eorumque partes continua paraphrasi et selectis observationibus illustrantur. 6-vol. set (Complete)

      Apud H. A. de Chalmot, Leovardiae (Leeuwarden) 1767 - Octavo. 8 1/8 x 6 1/4" (Vol. 1); 8 3/4 x 6 3/4" (Vols. 2-6). [16], 751, [1], [24]pp (Vol. 1); 805, [23]pp (Vol. 2); [2], 860, [10]pp (Vol. 3); [4], 855, [1]pp (Vol. 4); [4], 809, [1]pp (Vol. 5); [4], 846, [2]pp (Vol. 6). Contemporary full vellum with handwritten title to spine (Vol. 1); Contemporary half burgundy morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering to spines. Raised bands (Vols. 2-6). Decorative head-, and tailpieces.First edition of Herman Venema's commentary on the 150 Psalms of the Book of Psalms, complete in six volumes. The set is divided as follows:- Vol. 1: Commentarius ad primos Viginti et Unum Psalmos (1763) (Commentary on the first 21 Psalms)- Vol. 2: Commentarius ad Psalmos XXII-XLI (1764) (Commentary on Psalms 22 to 41)- Vol. 3: Commentarius ad Psalmos XLII-LXIV (1765) (Commentary on Psalms 42 to 64)- Vol. 4: Commentarius ad Psalmos LXV-LXXXV (1766) (Commentary on Psalms 65 to 85)- Vol. 5: Commentarius ad Psalmos LXXXVI-CX (1766) (Commentary on Psalms 86 to 110)- Vol. 6: Commentarius ad Psalmos CXI-CL (Commentary on Psalms 111-150)The first volume was originally published in 1762, also in Leeuwarden, by Gulielmi (Willem) Coulon. The rest of the series (2 to 6) were published by Jacques Alexandre de Chalmot. The first volume in this collection is a reprint, but this time with the new publisher, of the one published by Coulon the previous year. The other volumes are all first edition.The last volume is complete with its large folded engraved frontispiece portrait of the author (size: 15 1/2 x 10") by Dutch engraver Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), after a painting by Bernardus Accama (1697-1756), a renown Dutch historical and portrait painter.Flaws in first volume: Binding darkened due to damp exposure. Ex-library sticker to spine, and bookplate on inside of front cover. Clear water-staining along upper part of the first 10 leaves. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding in overall fair, interior in good- (first 10 leaves) to very good condition.Flaws in second volume: Binding heavily rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather and paper on covers. Ex-library sticker to spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, and stamp on title. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+ to very good condition.Flaws in third volume: Binding heavily rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather and paper on covers. Head of spine chipped. Ex-library sticker to spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, and stamp on title. Title almost detached, but still present. Book block slightly starting. Pages rippled due to damp exposure. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding in overall fair, interior in fair to good condition.Flaws in fourth volume: Binding heavily rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather and paper on covers. Ex-library sticker to spine, and bookplate on inside of front cover. Pages rippled due to damp exposure. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding in overall fair, interior in good to very good condition.Flaws in fifth volume: Binding heavily rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather and paper on covers. Head and tail of spine chipped. Ex-library sticker to spine, and bookplate on inside of front cover. Pages rippled due to damp exposure. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding in overall fair, interior in fair to good condition.Flaws in sixth volume: Binding heavily rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather and paper on covers. Ex-library sticker to spine, and bookplate on inside of front cover. Pages with clear water-staining throughout. Pages rippled due to damp exposure. Minor and sporadic age-toning / foxing throughout. Binding and interior in overall fair condition.Text in Latin. Herman Venema (1697-1787) was a Dutch Reformed clergyman, and a professor of theology at the University of Franeker for more than half a century. Venema i [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thomas Jefferson

      1767. Memoires de Maximilien de Bethune, Duc de Sully, Principal Ministre de Henri le Grand;… Nouvelle Edition…. Londres [but actually Paris], 1767. Seven volumes. 12mo, contemporary French mottled calf gilt, morocco spine labels. Housed in four separate chemise and custom clamshell boxes. Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the memoirs of the Duke de Sully, with Jefferson’s manuscript initial <i>“T”</i> written in front of the letter <i>“I”</i> (substituting for <i>“J”</i>) signature in each volume, and with his manuscript initial <i>“I”</i> written after the letter <i>“T”</i> signature in each volume (save for the final volume, which has no <i>“T”</i> signature). The front fly leaf of the third volume is signed in pencil by Thomas Jefferson Randolph (Thomas Jefferson’s grandson and the executor of his estate), the signature reading <i> "Th. J. Randolph/Edge Hill/Virginia.”</i> Sarah N. Randolph (T.J. Randolph’s daughter and Thomas Jefferson’s great-granddaughter), also of Edge Hill, has also signed her name on a slip of paper laid into the third volume. This set was sold by Hammer Galleries in 1941 as part of the sale of books from William Randolph Hearst’s library. Jefferson’s initials as here are as found in most of his own books, which are rarely ever seen on the market.<br><br>Sowerby notes that Sully’s Memoires “are usually included in Jefferson’s lists of recommended historical reading.” Sowerby further notes that the first set that Jefferson owned, the set that was part of the library he sold the to Library of Congress, was the 1778 edition, purchased from Frullé in September, 1788, and noted as “8 vol. in 12, br. 16.” The present set was almost certainly purchased by Jefferson to replace the set sold to the Library of Congress in 1815. This set is listed in the 1829 auction catalogue of Jefferson’s library (item 75: 8 volumes, 12mo), but it was apparently kept by Thomas Jefferson Randolph.<br><br>It is not surprising that Jefferson would recommend Sully’s memoirs as part of a course of historical reading, or that he would be sure to have a set at hand for himself—the two men shared several common notions. Maximilien de Bethune, duc de Sully (1560-1641) served King Henry IV of France in several capacities, as an army officer, engineer, Superintendent of Finances, and as a confidential advisor. As did Jefferson, Sully strongly favored agriculture over industry as an economic base, and encouraged its expansion. He also encouraged stock raising and forbade the destruction of forests. In order to facilitate trade, Sully encouraged internal improvements, sponsoring canals, roads, and bridges, and he abolished export fees on grains and wine. The first portion of Sully’s memoirs were originally published in 1638, and the work was translated into several languages and reprinted often.<br><br>Jefferson compiled three substantial libraries in his lifetime, but books from his collection are exceptionally scarce on the market. To find a set of books that Jefferson thought of so highly, and with whose author he was in such agreement, is rare indeed. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 199.<br><br>Bindings worn, a few joints cracked, spine ends of first volume chipped (with a one-inch piece missing from head of spine). Leaves V6 and V7 in second volume loosely laid in. An occasional minor fox mark, some light tanning. Overall, very good condition in unrestored contemporary French calf-gilt.

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        The Complete Grazier: Or, Gentleman And Farmer's Directory. Containing The Best Instructions For Buying, Breeding And Feeding Cattle, Sheep And Hogs, And For Suckling Lambs. A Description Of The Particular Symptoms, Commonly Attending The Various ... (With Bookplate Of Alfred Robert Denison)

      London: J. Almon, 1767. First Edition 1st Printing. Half Tan Morocco. Near Fine. 6 7/8" Tall. 252 Pp, With Half Title, Lacking Preliminary Advt., With Woodcut Initial At Beginning. First Edition. Later Half Tan Morocco Over Marbled Boards, Black Morocco Title And Date Labels On Full Gilt And Gilt Tooled Spine, Hand Marbled End Papers Matching The Boards. Bookplate Of Angling Book Collector Alfred Robert Denison On Front Pastedown. Slight Usage, Near Fine.

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        Uniformes de l'infanterie étrangère 1767 -

      Sans mention d'éditeur Sans date -, Sans lieu d'édition - 1 In-8 Reliure plein chagrin grenat. Dos lisse décoré de petits fers dorés. Intérieur très frais. Parfait état Le livre comporte:11 Régimens Suisses et Grisons avec 11 planches aquarellées.8 Régimens Infanterie Allemand avec 8 planches aquarellées.5 Régimens Infanterie Irlandoise avec 5 planches aquarellées.Régiment Royal-Italien - Régiment Royal-Corse avec 2 planches aquarellées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXXVII (37) January to December 1767

      D Henry; F Newbery, London 1767 - iii, 640pp, [xvi] + plates. 19 b/w plates and maps (6 fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the History of Civil Society.

      Edinburgh: for A. Millar & T. Cadell, London; and A. Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh, 1767 - Quarto (264 x 207 mm). Contemporary Scottish sprinkled calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments with a thistle device, red morocco label, double gilt rules to boards, red sprinkled edges. Engraved bookplate of Plummer of Middlestead and shelf label from Sunderland Hall to front pastedown. Joints and spine ends professionally restored, inner hinges strengthened with archival tissue; pale damp mark to lower corners of first few leaves, first and final few leaves tanned from the leather turn ins; occasional light spotting; withal a very fine copy, with a good Scottish provenance. First edition of Ferguson's masterpiece, a key text of the Scottish Enlightenment. "The Essay touched a chord in its British readers because it offered a detailed, colourful, non-deterministic historical account of the way nations advance morally and materially towards the state of commerce, refinement, and liberty associated with eighteenth-century Britain" (ODNB). Ferguson made a distinctly modern economic analysis of morality, arguing that the danger was not luxury, but political laziness, or a reluctance to fulfil the duties of citizenship. Identifiably Scottish without being overtly so, Ferguson followed Montesquieu by acknowledging a great variety of factors, climatic and geographic, as well as cultural and moral, affecting the rise and fortunes of polities in Europe and beyond. "Of special significance was the Essay's impact on the early attempts at creating the disciplines of social sciences by Ferguson's contemporaries at the University of Göttingen. They were impressed by his comparative attitude to societies ancient and modern, and by his attack on Rousseau's concept of the state of nature. Ferguson's approach inspired a comparative ethnography that went beyond the traditional dichotomy between 'primitive' and 'civilized', and tried to map the varieties of social mores without grading them on a strict ladder of historical progress" (ibid.). "Ferguson is today remembered for his Essay he was what we would now call an intellectual historian, tracing the gradual rise of the human mind from barbarism to political and social refinement Debates between Reid, Dugald Stewart, Hume, Adam Smith, Lord Kames and Ferguson himself reveal Scottish philosophy in general to be important sociologically His discussions of politics, economics, history, aesthetics, literature and ethnology were the synthesis of the thought of his time" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy III, p. 187). Provenance: From the library of Scottish advocate and antiquary Andrew Plummer of Middlestead (1748-1799), who preceded Walter Scott as Sheriff of Selkirkshire, with his engraved armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Goldsmiths' 10264; Higgs 3973; Kress 6432. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        John Penn on the Final Year of the Mason-Dixon Line Survey

      1767 - Autograph Letter Signed, as Governor. Black Point, June 17, 1767, to [Joseph Shippen]. 4 pp. Penn advises Joseph Shippen on how best to deal with the inordinate influx of Indian scouts arriving for the famous surveying expedition. While on vacation, he directs the logistics of the survey party and foretells the survey's running over budget. "I am amazed to find both by your letter . that so many Indians are expected to accompany the Surveyors in running the line. I had no idea of more than five or six deputies coming down, from what Sr. William Johnson wrote me, nor do I think he himself expected any more would come. I think the best manner of proceeding will be to call the Commissioners together with Mr. [George] Croghan to consult upon a proper method of sending these Indians home again. Six or eight would surely be enough to attend upon the Surveyors. The maintaining of so large a body would not only be very cost expensive, but other inconveniences would unavoidably arise whenever they had any Communication with the white People . I am afraid our Masters at home will be surprised as it is when the accounts of this business are transmitted to them though I believe everything relating to it, has been managed with as much regard to their interest as possible ."Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began their survey to define the boundaries between Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware in 1763. They continued surveying the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland until October 1767, when they reached a path used by the Iroquois. The survey ended 233 miles from the coast, and was not completed until after the American Revolution.The following November (1768), Sir William Johnson successfully negotiated the Treaty of Fort Stanwix with the Iroquois, greatly extending the boundary of white settlements westward, past what King George III had established in the Proclamation of 1763. Rather than diminishing frontier violence, the treaty would, over time, exacerbate conflict. According to historian Milton Hamilton, "it was a great gain for Pennsylvania, giving to the Proprietors the land . westward to Kittanning and Fort Pitt."

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        Prologo fatto già in occasione del futuro felice parto di S.A.R. Maria Luisa Arciduchessa d'Austria nata Infanta di Spagna Granduchessa di Toscana ec. ec. ec. da rappresentarsi in Firenze nella prima sera che la prefata A.S.R. onora colla sua presenza il Teatro di Via della Pergola

      Florence, Stamperia Granducale, 1767. The libretto of a solo cantata performed in the Teatro della Pergola on 22 February 1767, in celebration of the birth of Maria Teresa, the first born of Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo and Maria Luisa di Borbone. The Grand Duke had invited the Viennese composer Christoph Willibald Gluck to set the text. Gluck arrived in Florence on February 1st, received the text from Del Rosso on the 6th, rehearsed on the 21st, and conducted both the Prologo and Marco Coltellini's "Ifigenia in Tauride" (music by Tommaso Traetta) the next day. Six copies are recorded (all in Italian libraries).Del Rosso, Lorenzo Ottavio fl. Florence 1767 Prologo fatto già in occasione del futuro felice parto di S.A.R. Maria Luisa Arciduchessa d'Austria nata Infanta di Spagna Granduchessa di Toscana ec. ec. ec. da rappresentarsi in Firenze nella prima sera che la prefata A.S.R. onora colla sua presenza il Teatro di Via della Pergola. Florence, Stamperia Granducale, 1767 quarto (220 × 165 mm), (6) ff. signed A6 and paginated 1-12 including engraved title-page featuring the insignia of the Accademia degli Immobili. provenance prince Piero Ginori Conti (1865-1939), his exlibris 1 and crowned cipher stamped in gilt on binding spine -- Giannalisa Feltrinelli (1903-1981) -- sale by Christie's, South Kensington, 'The Giannalisa Feltrinelli Library, Part Six', London, 2 June 1998, lot 1312 In good state of preservation. binding nineteenth-century calf-backed boards, gilt crowned cipher gc at foot of spine. The libretto of a solo cantata performed in the Teatro della Pergola on 22 February 1767, in celebration of the birth of Maria Teresa, the first born of Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo and Maria Luisa di Borbone. That evening 'Il Teatro fu sfarzosamente illuminato di dentro e di fuori con 40564 lumi con la spesa di £.959.10.8' and the composition was received with great enthusiasm. 2 The Grand Duke had invited the Viennese composer Christoph Willibald Gluck to set the text. Gluck arrived in Florence on February 1st, received the text on the 6th, rehearsed on the 21st, and conducted both the Prologo and Marco Coltellini's Ifigenia in Tauride (music by Tommaso Traetta) the next day. 3 The castrato Giacomo Veroli sang the part of 'Giove' in the Prologo and took the role of 'Pilade' in Ifigenia in Tauride. The scenery was painted by Domenico Stagi. These copies are known to the writer ● Florence, Biblioteca del Conservatorio 'L. Cherubini' 4 ● Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana 5 ● Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale 6 ● Gubbio, Biblioteca comunale Sperelliana, FA II 18 B 13, 1A ● Milan, Civiche Raccolte d'Arte Applicata e Incisioni, Vol. L-133 16.807 ● Pisa, Biblioteca Universitaria 7 ● Rome, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittore Emanuele ii, 35 6 L 13,4. 8 ● Unlocated 9 [img-2696-left-large_default] Engraved title (platemark 205×160 mm, trimmed) The engraved title-page is one designed for Ifigenia in Tauride, with its lettering masked and the correct title substituted by letterpress. The copies at Gubbio and Milan contain a portrait of Maria Luisa engraved by Carlo Faucci after a drawing by Anna Piattoli. 10 references Marcello de Angelis, La Felicità in Etruria. Melodramma, impresari, musica, virtuosi: lo spettacolo nella Firenze dei Lorena (Florence 1990), pp.73-74 (title-page of Biblioteca Marucelliana copy reproduced); Claudio Sartori, I Libretti italiani a stampa dalle origini al 1800 (Cuneo 1992), no. 19191 (only Biblioteca Marucelliana copy located); Robert L. and Norma W. Weaver, A Chronology of Music in the Florentine Theater, 1751-1800 (Warren, mi 1993), pp.235-236; Luigi Zangheri, Feste e apparati nella Toscana dei Lorena 1737-1859 (Florence 1996), p.117 1. Egisto Bragaglia, Gli ex libris italiani dalle origini alla fine dell'Ottocento (Milan 1993), no. 2331. 2. Klaus Hortschansky, 'Gluck e la famiglia Absburgo-Lorena' in Chigiana 29-30 (1975), pp.571-583; Marcello de Angelis, Melodramma, spettacolo e musica nella Firenze dei Lorena (Florence & Milan 1991), pp.114-116 no. 153. 3. Alfred Wotquenne, Catalogue thématique des oeuvres de Chr. W. v. Gluck (reprint Hildesheim 1963), p.207 no. 36; Cecil Hopkinson, Bibliography of Gluck (London 1959), pp.21, 72; Patricia Howard, Christoph Willibald Gluck: A Guide to Research, Routledge Music Bibliographies (second edition, New York & London 2003), p.37. 4. The partitura manoscritta is in the same library, shelfmark D.I.269. The score was edited by Christoph-Hellmut Mahling for Gluck's Sämtliche Werke. Abteilung iii : Italienische Opere serie und Opernserenaden, vol. 27 (Kassel & London: Bärenreiter, 2006), with a facsimile of the libretto provided (pp.xiii-xvi). 5. Located by De Angelis, op cit., no.153. 6. Copy exhibited Lo 'spettacolo maraviglioso'; Il Teatro della Pergola: l'opera a Firenze, catalogue of an exhibition held in the Archivio di Stato di Firenze, 6 October-30 December 2000 (Florence 2000), p.177 no. 3.3.13 (title-page reproduced). 7. Located by Weaver, op. cit., p.235. 8. Located by Francesco Piovano, 'Un opéra inconnu de Gluck' in Sammelbände der Internationalen Musikgesellschaft 9 (January-March 1908), p.236 note 3. 9. Dominic Winter Book Auctions, 'Printed books & maps: Important travel & topography, natural history & science', Cirencester, 7 March 2012, lot 388 (exlibris of Carlo Enrico Rava, 1903-1986); re-offered by Zisska & Lacher, Auktion 64, Munich, 5-6 November 2014, pp.210-211 lot 1030. 10. Giovanni Gori Gandellini, Notizie istoriche degli intagliatori (second edition, Siena 1808), ii, p.14.

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        A HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE INVASION OF JULIUS CAESAR TO THE REVOLUTION IN 1688 [8 Volumes]

      A. Millar, London 1767 - Octavos; VG- to G+; Tan leather spines with raised bands and gilt lettering; Bumping and wear to the edges and bumping at the corners; Spine is worn; Text block is age-toned; Bindings are sturdy; Some glue staining at the end papers and paste-downs; Some volumes have some minor separation at the hinges beginning; Covered by clear plastic; 8 Volumes. Shelved above general US. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the History of Civil Society.

      Edinburgh: for A. Millar & T. Cadell, London; and A. Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh,, 1767. Quarto (264 x 207 mm). Contemporary Scottish sprinkled calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments with a thistle device, red morocco label, double gilt rules to boards, red sprinkled edges. Engraved bookplate of Plummer of Middlestead and shelf label from Sunderland Hall to front pastedown. Joints and spine ends professionally restored, inner hinges strengthened with archival tissue; pale damp mark to lower corners of first few leaves, first and final few leaves tanned from the leather turn ins; occasional light spotting; withal a very fine copy, with a good Scottish provenance. First edition of Ferguson's masterpiece, a key text of the Scottish Enlightenment. "The Essay touched a chord in its British readers because it offered a detailed, colourful, non-deterministic historical account of the way nations advance morally and materially towards the state of commerce, refinement, and liberty associated with eighteenth-century Britain" (ODNB). Ferguson made a distinctly modern economic analysis of morality, arguing that the danger was not luxury, but political laziness, or a reluctance to fulfil the duties of citizenship. Identifiably Scottish without being overtly so, Ferguson followed Montesquieu by acknowledging a great variety of factors, climatic and geographic, as well as cultural and moral, affecting the rise and fortunes of polities in Europe and beyond. "Of special significance was the Essay's impact on the early attempts at creating the disciplines of social sciences by Ferguson's contemporaries at the University of Göttingen. They were impressed by his comparative attitude to societies ancient and modern, and by his attack on Rousseau's concept of the state of nature. Ferguson's approach inspired a comparative ethnography that went beyond the traditional dichotomy between 'primitive' and 'civilized', and tried to map the varieties of social mores without grading them on a strict ladder of historical progress" (ibid.). "Ferguson is today remembered for his Essay … he was what we would now call an intellectual historian, tracing the gradual rise of the human mind from barbarism to political and social refinement … Debates between Reid, Dugald Stewart, Hume, Adam Smith, Lord Kames and Ferguson himself reveal Scottish philosophy in general to be important sociologically … His discussions of politics, economics, history, aesthetics, literature and ethnology were the synthesis of the thought of his time" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy III, p. 187). Provenance: From the library of Scottish advocate and antiquary Andrew Plummer of Middlestead (1748-1799), who preceded Walter Scott as Sheriff of Selkirkshire, with his engraved armorial bookplate to front pastedown.

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        Allgemeines Lexicon Der Künste und Wissenschaften, Oder Kurtze Beschreibung des Reichs der Natur, der Himmel und himmlischen Cörper, der Lufft, der Erden, samt denen bekannten Gewächsen, der Thiere, Steine und Ertze, des Meeres und der darinn lebenden Geschöpffe Ingleichen Aller Menschlichen Handlungen, Staats- Rechts- Kriegs- Policey- Haußhaltungs- und Gelehrten Geschäffte, Handthierungen und Gewerbe, samt der Erklärung der darinn vorkommenden Kunst-Wörter und Redens-Arten, Mit Beysetzung der Lateinischen und Frantzösischen Benennungen, wo solche vorhanden.

      4. Gestochenes Titelbild, 8 Bllatt, 918 S. 21 Blatt. Ganzlederband auf vier Bünden. Mit dem gestochenen Titelbild und dem umfangreichen Anhang, der verschiedene Register enthält. Das Allgemeine Lexikon der Künste und Wissenschaften ist ein weit gefasstes Realwörterbuch, dessen Erstauflage von Johann Theodor Jablonski (16541731) bearbeitet wurde, einem Schüler von Comenius in Amsterdam. 1767 von Johann Joachim Schwabe neu bearbeitet. - Mit altem Besitzvermerk von Johann Valentin Bauer, der ein 4seitiges Privatregister handschriftlich hinzugefügt und Zauberquadrate gezeichnet hat. Vollständig selten. - Gutes Exemplar, ein Deckel alt erneuert.

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