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        Lo stato presente di tutti i paesi e popoli del mondo naturale, politico, e morale, con nuove osservazioni, e correzioni degli antichi, e moderni viaggiatori. Volume 25. Che contiene l' Africa in cui si descrivono l'Etiopia, la Nubia, le Coste di Abex, di Ajan, di Zanguebar, e di Sofala, la Cafraria, il Paese degli Ottentoti, il Monomotapa, il Monoemughi, e la Costa della Guinea.

      Vincenzo Mazzola Vocola, In Napoli (Neapel) 1767 - 3 Blatt, 438 Seiten, Kleinformat 18 x 11,5 cm, Pergamenteinband der Zeit, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, mit 14 (von 36) Kupfern. Text in italienischer Sprache. Exemplar am Einband etwas fleckig und teilweise nachgedunkelt, nur wenige Blatt am oberen Rand durch Tierfraß leicht löchrig, ohne Textverlust. Einige Seiten etwas faltig, eine Blatt halb lose. Seiten vollzählig kollationiert. Sauber. Alle 14 Tafeln sauber erhalten. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bärbel Hoffmann]
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        ORDONNANCE CONCERNANT LES LEGS PIES & LES LIBERTES ACCORDEES PAR TESTAMENT [caption title]

      [Martinique, 1767. Small quarto. Gathered signatures. Minor dampstaining to inner margin. Very good. In a clamshell box. A very rare and early imprint from the island of Martinique regarding the handling of slaves to be freed after the death of their owners. These ordinances outline the protocol for executors of wills to follow pertaining to slaves. Heirs of these estates were blatantly ignoring this area of the testaments which the author of this text clearly abhors, classifying them as "driven by their own greed." The orders declare that all who wish to retain freed slaves must submit their request, along with the deceased's will, to the government for review and those who ignore this decree will be fined £500. The ordinances were to be printed and posted in every parish on the island. The first recorded printing on the island is by Bradford Swan in 1784, but we have handled several imprints from the 1760s, and have seen in commerce an imprint from as early as 1762. This is, therefore, among the earliest Caribbean imprints this firm has handled. As with virtually everything to do with early Caribbean imprints, the story of printing on Martinique remains shrouded in mystery. Rare, and evidently unrecorded.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Versuch eines bremisch-niedersächsischen Wörterbuchs, worin nicht nur die in und um Bremen, sondern auch fast in ganz Niedersachsen gebräuchliche eigenthümliche Mundart nebst den schon veralteten Wörtern und Redensarten in bremischen Gesetzen, Urkunden und Diplomen, gesammelt, zugleich auch nach einer behutsamen Sprachforschung, und aus Vergleichung alter und neuer verwandter Dialekte, erkläret sind. 6 Bände (I-V: Bände A-Z und erster Nachtrag "Zusätze und Verbesserungen". VI: Zweiter Nachtragsband.).

      Georg Ludewig Förster, Bremen 1767-1869. - (16)/903, (8)/1132, (2)/467, VII/424 S., Rücken teils verblaßt / verfärbt, Vorsätze erneuert, die mit eingebundenen ursprünglichen Vorsatzblätter (Leerseiten) mit Fehlstelle / Eckabschnitt, Einband von Band VI berieben / bestoßen und am Rücken mit Beschädigungen, Bibliotheksstempel (entwidmet / exventarisiert) auf Titelblatt / Rückseite des Titelblatts, Schnitt etwas fleckig / stockfleckig, Papier teils etwas braunfleckig / gebräunt, sehr vereinzelte saubere zeitgenössische Marginalien in Tinte, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3300 8°., Bände I-V sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Halbleder mit vier aufgesetzten Bünden und marmoriertem Deckel-Bezugspapier, Band VI in einfachem Halbleinen der Zeit ohne Rückentitel, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat An der Vikarie]
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        Geschichte des Agathon. Hier nur zweyter Theil. Quid Virtus & quid Sapientia possit - Utile proposuit nobis exemplum.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig (Zürich, Orell und Geßner), 1767. Erstausgabe8°, 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 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Deutsche Literatur, Erstausgaben

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht]
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        A report of some proceedings on the commission of oyer and terminer and gaol delivery for the trial of the rebels in the year 1746 in the county of Surry [sic], and of other Crown cases. To which are added discourses upon a few branches of the Crown law.

      Dublin: Printed for Sarah Cotter 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.6"). x, 412 pp., [10] ff.. 1767 Second Irish printing, following the Oxford first of 1762 and the Dublin first of 1763: one of the most authoritative and scholarly of such reports of the time, accompanied by examinations of treason, homicide, accessories, the writings of Lord Hale, etc. The trial mentioned in the title refers to that of those arrested for participation in the Jacobite rising of 1745, an attempt by "Bonnie Prince Charlie" (i.e., Charles Edward Stuart) to regain the British throne. (He had timed his effort for a moment when much of the British military was occupied on the continent by the War of the Austrian Succession.) Cotter was the daughter of Joseph Cotter and successor to his printing business. She was active from 1757 to 1767 and published/printed law, technical, and religious books, belles lettres, and a wide variety of other productions. Her press produced two variants of this edition; in the present example, the colon after "Dublin" in the imprint is above the n of "in," and the catchword on p. 406 is "manner." Binding: Contemporary limp suede with envelope flap, portion of original tie still present. Provenance: Front pastedown and free endpaper with early inked ownership inscriptions of Gryff[yth?] Price. Binding as above, rebacked with mottled sheep with gilt-stamped leather title-label; edges rubbed, flap leather cracking and refurbished with same leather used on spine as well as internally reinforced with marbled paper. Endpapers with offsetting to margins, inscriptions as above. Pages with a very few instances of faint foxing. => A nice copy, easily imaginable as an Irish lawyer's portable reading and reference.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Patriotische Briefe.

      o.O. 1767 - 23 Bl., 432 S., 17 x 11 cm, Ledereinband fleckig und leicht berieben, Rücken mit Goldprägung, Titel mit Vignette, leicht fleckig, leicht gebräunt. enthält 11 fiktive Briefe zum deutschen Nationalgeist; Moser (1723-1798) war hessischer Minister, Präsident und Kanzler in Darmstadt. Sprache: deu Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Two papers about Tartarian Antiquities read at the Society of Antiquaries, London]. London 1767.

      1767 1767 - Comprises: I. Some Account of certain Tartarian Antiquities. In a letter from Paul Demidoff, Esquire, at Petersburg, to Mr. Peter Collinson, dated September 17, 1764. Read at the Society of Antiquaries, Feb. 5, 1767. 4to. Pp. 222-226. With one large folding engraved plate of Tartarian Sepulchres (burial chambers) and 4 engraved plates depicting many different objects and figures found in the graves. AND : II: Observations on some Tartarian Antiquities, Described in the Preceeding Article. By Reinhold Forster, F.A.S. Read at the Society of Antiquaries. Feb. 26, 1767. 4to. Pp. 227-235. With two engraved plates depicting Tartarian idols. Bound in modern quarter calf on marbled paper covered boards. Some minor browning. Paper is brittle and inner margins of plates have been strengthened. Paul Demidoff (1738-1821) was a Russian traveller and patron of scientific education. He became a benefactor of Russian scientific education and founded a.o. the Demidov Scientific Institute of Science at St. Petersburg in 1805. Johann Forster was a German explorer and scientist.First edition of these scarce papers about the tumuli or tombs of the Calmuc Tartars. Demidoff's letter refers to the works by Strahlenberg and Bell and further describes the discoveries made by a Russian expedition sent out to open some of the tombs. The 5 plates are engraved after original drawings made at the expedition and here for the first time ever published. Forster's account is devoted to the writing and literature of the Tartarians; the different funeral ceremonies performed; and possible dates of the making of the tombs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB)]
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        Bélisaire

      Paris: Chez Merlin 8vo (19.9 cm, 7.8"). [4], x, 340, [6] pp.; 4 plts.. 1767 First edition, early state, featuring the frontispiece and three copper-engraved plates designed by Gravelot. Quickly translated into numerous languages following its initial publication, Marmontel's controversial philosophical novel was written in great part in the hope that its retelling of the story of Gen. Flavius Beisarius of the Byzantine Empire would convince Louis XV to become, himself, the longed-for Philosopher-King. Chapter 15, however, in which Marmontel advocates freedom of opinion and religious tolerance, inspired extensive commentary by Voltaire and others and brought on condemnation by both the Sorbonne and the Archbishop of Paris — though it may ultimately have helped the Huguenot cause. Merlin also printed a duodecimo edition in 1767; in the present edition, "Fragmens de philosophie morale" is found on pp. 273–340, followed by the Addition and Approbation. Provenance: Front pastedown with large, round, gilt-stamped armorial leather bookplate of notable 19th-century book collector Edward Hailcrone; smaller, round, cream-colored leather gilt-stamped “I.T.” bookplate with motto “Inter folia fructus” of 19th-century bookseller and bookcollector James Toovey; and paper bookplate of Sir Montague Shearman. Binding: Contemporary crimson morocco, covers framed in gilt triple fillets; spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather labels, board edges and turn-ins with gilt rolls. This volume (complete in itself) seems at one time to have been part of a set of Marmontel's works, and bears an (unnumbered) spine label reading "Oeuvres de Marmontel. Binding as above, with edges, extremities, and joints showing minor rubbing. Front pastedown with bookplates as above; front free endpaper with affixed slip of early cataloguing; rear pastedown with small chip out of paper. Light spots of foxing, slightly heavier around plates. All edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Abrégé de l`histoire de Port-Royal. Ouvrage servant de supplément aux trois volumes des Oeuvres de cet auteur. Imprimè à Vienne, & se trouve à.

      Paris, chez, Lottin le jeune 1767. Kl.-8° VIII, 353 S. Leder der Zeit mit floraler Rückenvergoldung. Frühe u. seltene Ausgabe der Geschichte der Abtei Port Royal des Champs, die 1204 als Frauenkloster gegründet wurde und im 17. Jahrhundert eine Hochburg der Jansenismus war. Von 1655 bis 1658 war Racine hier Schüler. Später kam es zu einem Bruch mit dem Jansenismus. Hier allerdings rechtfertigt er ihn, wodurch er die Ungnade des Königs auf sich zieht. - Einband etwas bestoßen, Kapitale abgestoßen, vorderes Außengelenk leicht angeplatzt, handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk auf erstem weißen Blatt, gering fleckig, einzelne kleine Läsuren. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Ältere Literatur

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

      1767 - 2 volumes in-4, Avignon & Paris, Girard, etc, 1767, , 2 volumes in-4, [4]-XXVIII-472 + [2]-536-[2] pages, 38 + 35 planches, veau fauve de l'époque, Première édition française. 73 pl. dépl. h.t. représentant la plupart des instruments d'optique. La traduction de cet ouvrage est du père Pézenas, qui l'a très fortement augmentée de ses propres observations. On connaît une autre traduction, parue la même année à Brest, celle-ci étant de Nicolas Duval-Leroy, professeur de mathématiques. Petite déchirure en marges de la page 91 du second volume, sans atteinte au texte. Autrement, très bel exemplaire, frais et bien relié, portant l'ex-libris de M. Dupont, conseiller d'état et ancien Intendant de l'école royale militaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        1.) Dominicale oder: Sonntags-Predigen für das ganze Jahr 2.) Adventuale : oder Sittliche Advents-Sermonen von den vier letzten Dingen des Menschen 3.) Passionale : oder hystorische Fasten-Sermonen von dem schmerzhaften Leiden und Sterben Christi Jesu.

      Augsburg ; Innsbruck : Wolff 1767 - 514, 280, 254 S. Leder Einband müßte erneuert werden, da dieser in Teilen nur noch vorhanden ist! - Zustand sehr schlecht!!! Innere Zustand besser, die Wurmfraßspuren sind gering, 4 Blatt lose, 1 Blatt herausgetrennt - Zustand mäßig - Fotos vom Buch können nachgereicht werden Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'indicateur parisien orné d'un nouveau plan de Paris annexé au Tableau de la France.

      Leclerc, Paris 1767 - Un volume in-16 (14,5 cm x 8,5 cm), (2)-224-(2-errata) pp. Un plan dépliant rehaussé à la main (Nouveau plan de Paris par Denis géographe des enfants de France). Veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné, filet doré. Tranches rouges. Première édition de cet ouvrage qui contient une description des principaux monuments ainsi qu'une table avec les noms de rues. Pour accéder à la totalité de notre offre, consultez notre site et notre blog Paris-Libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tulipa XI - Orange Duc Thol 59. [Tulpenstich]

      Seligmann, Nürnberg 1767 - Copper engraving, hand colored when published. In excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        The Modern Art of Cookery Improved; or, Elegant, Cheap, and Easy Methods, of preparing most of the Dishes now in Vogue; in the Composition whereof Both Health and Pleasure have been consulted.

      J Newbery, at the Bible and Sun in St Paul's Churchyard; and F Newbery, in Pater-noster-Rows, London 1767 - First edition of an extremely rare early cookery book in contemporary binding. In addition to recipes there is an appendix 'containing a dissertation on the different kinds of food, their Nature, Quality and various uses, by a Physician'. Also a 'Marketing Manual' 'and other useful Particulars' by the Editor. The full leather binding has raised bands to spine and the remains of gilt lining to the boards. It is scuffed and worn, but currently sound. Internally the fep is missing and the first page is the title page. Contents: title page; preface pp iii-iv; Marketing Manual pp v-xxii; Marketing table pp xxiii-xxiv; recipes and index 284pp; Finis. The rear free endpaper is torn with the bottom half missing. Contents slightly shaken; pages generally clean - some with light browning; some page corners have been turned over. There is a small ink note at the bottom of p 223. It is clearly a book that was much held and used. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Noticia de la lengua huasteca ... con cathecismo, y doctrina christiana para su instruccion ... enchiridion sacramental para su administracion, con todo lo que parece necessario hablar en ella los neoministros y copioso diccionario para facilitar su inteligencia.

      Mexico: En la Imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana 4to (20 cm, 7.785"). [5] ff., 128 pp.. 1767 Huastec is the northernmost dialect of the Maya language. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was spoken in Puebla, Veracruz, and San Luis Potosí. Works of any category in this language are rarely found, this being => the first surviving published grammar and the first dictionary. The catechism is bilingual (Spanish and Huastec) as is the doctrine. Both are important for the study of moral and doctrinal concerns by the clergy among the indigenous population. Tapia Zenteno was not only an important Mexican linguist and professor of Mexican languages at the Royal and Pontifical University, but was also a comisario for the Inquisition. This work of his is dedicated to Archbishop Francisco Antonio Lorenzana, a man deeply interested in the indigenous culture and the conquest of it, and the man who produced Cortés's letters in a fine and wonderfully illustrated edition in Mexico in 1770. He also paid for the publication of this work, and his coat of arms appears at the top of the Dedication in an engraving by Manuel Villavicencio, one of Mexico's finest engravers. The volume is handsomely printed, with a nicely composed typographic border to its title-page, an elegant headpiece and a scenic initial "E" on its p. 1, and a modest but charming typographic "surround" for its final leaf's "O MARIA." Provenance: Marca de fuego on upper edges of closed book, most likely of the Franciscan Convento de Santa María Magdalena de San Martín Texmelucan, Puebla; early 19th-century pressure-stamp of a private Spanish-language collector on title-page; faint 19th-century case and shelf rubber-stamp in English on front free endpaper. Contemporary limp vellum lacking the leather ties. An attractive, crisp copy and only the fourth complete copy of this work we have seen on the market in 35 years.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        [Ostrich]

      [Nuremberg, 1767. Fine hand-coloured engraved plate. A fine print from one of the greatest Nuremberg natural history books: "Delices Physiques Choisies, ou choix de tout ce que les trois regnes de la nature renferment de plus digne des recherches d'un amateur curieux, pour en former un cabinet choisi de curiositez naturelles."? Knorr was one of the leading proto-geologists of the eighteenth century as well as an excellent engraver, painter and art dealer. Born in Nuremberg, he was initially apprenticed to his father's trade of wood turning, but at the age of eighteen became an engraver of copper-plates for Leonhard Blanc, working with Martin Tyroff on the illustrations for Jacob Scheuchzer's Physica Sacra (1731). This work and his acquaintance with J.A. Beurer, a mineralogist-correspondent of the Royal Society, quickened Knorr's interest in natural history. Further stimulus was provided by the wealthy doctor and polymath Christoph Jakob Trew, owner of a menagerie as well as a wide-ranging natural history collection. Trew gathered around him a highly talented group of artists, engravers and scientists, all of whom contributed to making Nuremberg a centre for the publication of top quality large format natural history books. In this stimulating intellectual atmosphere Knorr went on to publish a number of lavish folio volumes, but the present work is his masterpiece. It is also one of the greatest fruits of this flowering of talent in Nuremberg. It acted as a showcase for the talented artists working in the city (most of whom were patronised by Trew). Beautifully designed and executed, the work includes some of the finest natural history plates ever produced. Cf. BM (NH) II, p.998; cf. Landwehr 97 (Dutch edition); Nissen ZBI 2227 & cf. 2229.

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        MÉMOIRE POUR MESSIRE JEAN-FRANÇOIS DE CANTINEAU...APPELANS, QUANT AU CHEF QUI LEUR FAIT PRÉJUDICE, DE LA SENTENCE DE PARTAGE RENDUE PAR LE JUGE DU FORT-DAUPHIN LE 22 SEPTEMBRE 1738, &c...[caption title]

      [Cap Français]: De l'Imprimerie Royale de St. Domingue, 1767. Stitched as issued. Contemporary inscription on first page. Internally bright and clean. Near fine. An extremely rare and interesting legal brief concerning a notable family of Saint Domingue, and a very early piece of printing from the island. This is a lawyer's brief concerning the trial about the inheritance of the Dureau family in Saint Domingue. The process concerned the division of the estate of the late Laurent Dureau, who died in 1745, between his children from two mothers. The endless quarrels about the inheritance began in 1719 when Laurent Dureau married Marie Louise Michel; the lawsuit began in 1754 and temporarily concluded with this document, an interlocutory judgement, in 1767. Laurent Dureau's father, Sebastian, was appointed governor of Saint Domingue by King Louis XIV of France. His son, Laurent, was born in 1694, married three times, and had six children. His most notable offspring was by his third wife, Elisabeth: Jean-Baptiste-Joseph-René Dureau de la Malle (1742-1807), who was known for his translations of Latin literature, and who became member of the Corps Législatif and the French Academy. The origins of printing in Saint Domingue, now Haiti, are obscure. The best contemporary source, Isaiah Thomas in his HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA, says that a press was established at Port-au-Prince as early as 1750, but this is uncertain; the earliest imprint we can locate is one from 1767 at the Library Company of Philadelphia. At the same time Thomas says the press at Cap Français was established "as early as 1765, and probably several years preceding." However, the Library Company has a 1752 imprint. It seems likely to us that Thomas reversed the places, since Cap Français was the largest and wealthiest town in colonial Saint Domingue, and that printing began there around 1750 and in Port-au-Prince about 1765. The present work is the earliest imprint from Saint Domingue which we have handled. We could trace only one copy in institutional holdings, at the New York Public Library.

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        MÉMOIRE POUR MESSIRE JEAN-FRANÇOIS DE CANTINEAU.APPELANS, QUANT AU CHEF QUI LEUR FAIT PRÉJUDICE, DE LA SENTENCE DE PARTAGE RENDUE PAR LE JUGE DU FORT-DAUPHIN LE 22 SEPTEMBRE 1738, &c.[caption title].

      [Cap Français]: De l'Imprimerie Royale de St. Domingue, [1767]. - 47pp. Stitched as issued. Contemporary inscription on first page. Internally bright and clean. Near fine. An extremely rare and interesting legal brief concerning a notable family of Saint Domingue, and a very early piece of printing from the island. This is a lawyer's brief concerning the trial about the inheritance of the Dureau family in Saint Domingue. The process concerned the division of the estate of the late Laurent Dureau, who died in 1745, between his children from two mothers. The endless quarrels about the inheritance began in 1719 when Laurent Dureau married Marie Louise Michel; the lawsuit began in 1754 and temporarily concluded with this document, an interlocutory judgement, in 1767. Laurent Dureau's father, Sebastian, was appointed governor of Saint Domingue by King Louis XIV of France. His son, Laurent, was born in 1694, married three times, and had six children. His most notable offspring was by his third wife, Elisabeth: Jean-Baptiste-Joseph-René Dureau de la Malle (1742-1807), who was known for his translations of Latin literature, and who became member of the Corps Législatif and the French Academy. The origins of printing in Saint Domingue, now Haiti, are obscure. The best contemporary source, Isaiah Thomas in his HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA, says that a press was established at Port-au-Prince as early as 1750, but this is uncertain; the earliest imprint we can locate is one from 1767 at the Library Company of Philadelphia. At the same time Thomas says the press at Cap Français was established "as early as 1765, and probably several years preceding." However, the Library Company has a 1752 imprint. It seems likely to us that Thomas reversed the places, since Cap Français was the largest and wealthiest town in colonial Saint Domingue, and that printing began there around 1750 and in Port-au-Prince about 1765. The present work is the earliest imprint from Saint Domingue which we have handled. We could trace only one copy in institutional holdings, at the New York Public Library.

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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. Zweyte Auflage. Mit neuen Zusätzen und Kupfern vermehret. 4 Bl., 58 S., 1 Bl., XXXVI Tafeln. Blauer Pappband der Zeit (wohl ursprünglicher Einband) im Großformat 36 x 22 cm. 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). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Zimmerei Zimmermann Holz Holzhandwerk Zimmermannskunst

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        Vocabulaire françois (Le grand). par une société de gens de lettres

      Panckoucke 1767-1774, Paris - Legature coeve in pieno vitello maculato con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. (lievi difetti alle cuffie di alcuni voll.). Tagli rossi. Una delle prime grandi pubblicazioni di Panckoucke realizzata con l importante collaborazione di Chamfort. Bell esemplare di un opera rara a trovarsi completa e in buono stato di conservazione. Barbier, II, 565. 4to (cm. 25,3), 30 Volumi (opera completa). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Benedicti XIV. Pont. opt. max. olim Prosperi Cardinalis de Lambertinis. Opus de servorum Dei beatificatione, et beatorum canonizatione nunc primum in septem volumina distributum . Tomus primus [-septimus]

      Remondini 1767-1778, Bassani - Minime, naturali, trascurabili imperfezioni Capilettere, testatine, finalini incisi. Bellissima edizione. (32) + XI-LXXXVIII + 363 (2) + 380 (2) + 440 (2) + 476 219 VIII + 240 XII + 278 con 14 tavole f.t. di cui 4 grandi ripiegate p. 7 voll in 3 tomi in-folio

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        Tulipa II - La Solitaire Brune [Tulpenstich]

      Seligmann, Nürnberg 1767 - Copper engraving, hand colored when published. In excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg eK]
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        Stubenmädchen – Fille de Chambre. Junges Mädchen mit Teegeschirr an einer Treppe.

      - Kolorierte Radierung, nach V. Kininger (1767-1851), mit doppelter Einfassungslinie in Feder und Pinsel in Schwarz und Grau. 36,1:25,7 cm. Nr. 8.- Vermutlich aus einer Folge mit Berufsdarstellungen um 1800.- Mit typographischem Titel.- Abdruck auf chamoisfarbenem Papier.- Leicht angestaubt und fleckig sowie mit kleinen Knickspuren. Rechter Rand verso mit Resten alter Verklebung.

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Kopenhagen, 23. XI. 1767. - 8vo. 3 pp. Schöner unveröffentlichter Brief an Élie-Salomon-Francois Reverdil (1732-1808), Sohn des Justizsekretärs Urbain Reverdil im schweizerischen Nyon, studierte Mathematik, Theologie und die schönen Wissenschaften in Genf und Lausanne und kam durch Vermittlung Johann Hartwig Ernst Bernstorrs 1758 nach Kopenhagen, wo er Anstellung als Professor für Französisch und Mathematik an der Kunstakademie fand. 1760 wurde er zum Lehrer des Kronprinzen bestellt und 1766 mit der Thronbesteigung Christians VII. zu dessen Kabinettssekretär ernannt. Sein von Reformideen geprägter Einfluß auf den König machte ihn bei konservativen Gruppierungen des dänischen Hofes unbeliebt, die dafür sorgten, daß er im Oktober 1767 des Landes verwiesen wurde. Revedil reiste in seine Heimat, wurde jedoch im September 1771 von Struensee als Gesellschafter Christians VII. zurückgerufen. Nach Struensees Verhaftung im Januar 1772 mußte er Dänemark erneut verlassen und kehrte endgültig in die Schweiz zurück. Reverdil hatte in Kopenhagen zu Klopstocks Bekanntenkreis gehört. Nach Reverdils Ausweisung hielt Klopstock über Sturz Kontakt zu ihm. „[ ] Ich mache mir Vorwürfe, daß ich Sie die lezten Zeiten so selten gesehen habe, und nicht Ihnen, daß Sie nicht noch einen Augenblik zu mir gekommen sind. Sie können von meinem sehr wahrem Antheil an Allem, was Ihnen begegnet ist überzeugt seyn. Wenn ich mich an Ihre Stelle denke, so komme ich mir nicht unglüklich vor. Ich weis auch schon, daß vielleicht nur noch einige Tage fehlen, daß Sie auch sich völlig so vorkommen werden. Ich wünsche sehr, daß Sie in Hamburg ein wenig bey meinen Freunden bleiben. Ich nenne Ihnen vornämlich Alberti und Lessing. Ich würde Ihnen noch mehr nennen, wenn ich nicht von Sturz gehört hätte, daß Sie zu kurze Zeit für Hamburg bestimmten.Lassen Sie sich von Alberti erzählen, was er von mir und dem Grundte denkt, wie ernsthaft, oder wie scherzhaft unsere Liebe, oder Zuneigung, oder Freundschaft ist, das allein wird zureichend seyn Sie dahin zubringen, daß Sie von einer Ecke seines Hauses bis zur andern lachen werden. Ich habe mir ferner alle Mühe gegeben, diesen Brief leserlich zu schreiben, allein es soll mir gleichwohl lieb seyn, wenn Sie Ihre Zuflucht zu Alberti nehmen müssen,um ihn völlig lesen zu können. Denn so bin ich gewiß, daß Sie sich sehen.Mit Brandt, mit dem ich in der lezten Zeit ein wenig mir misvergnügt zu müssen seyn Ursach zu haben glaubte, hab ich mich, wegen seiner Begleitung, völlig ausgesöhnt. Wenn sich auch ein wenig Eitelheit eingemischt hätte, genug er hats gut gemacht. Wenn Sie durch Halberstadt reisen müssen Sie notwendig Gleim sehn, in Magdeburg (ich weis nicht, ob er schon in Berlin ist) Bachmann, in Berlin [Karl Wilhelm] Ramler, und in Dresden [Gottlieb Wilhelm] Rabener, diese sind alle alte Freunde von mir. Geben Sie mir, oder lassen Sie mir durch Alberti einige Nachricht von mir geben, und glauben Sie, daß ich sehr aufrichtig sey der Ihrige Klopstock."

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        A Voyage Round the World In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV By George Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty';s Ships, sent upon and Expedition to the South-Seas

      London: For T. Osbourne, H. Woodfall, W. Bowyer, et al;, 1767. Quarto. The twelfth edition, illustrated with forty-two copper-plates consisting of views, plans, charts, along with ships and sea animals most folding. 417pp., (1)pp. directions to the binder, folding chart of the world as frontispiece. Anson relied on several earlier manuscripts and other documentation to make his voyage and he received further information from a host of captives and the governments of some of the countries he visited so he could accurately describe each country, port or its inhabitants in full and true detail along with the most accurate drawings of maps and charts that he believed would be most useful to future historians or travelers. A very nice clean copy with all maps, charts and plans as called for, bound in full contemporary calf, boards trimmed in a decorative gilt roll, early rebacking to style. Raised bands gilt, dark brown morocco label gilt, corners worn or somewhat bent, early owner's armorial bookplate, internally clean with only occasional offsetting, minor shipping to outer margins of a couple of plates not affecting images. An important and desirable work.

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        The History of the Life of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, surnamed The Great.

      The second edition, corrected; with alterations and enlargement. 1-2. London, for J. Hinton and R. Baldwin, 1767. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,+ (2),+ xxxiv,+ 55,+ (1),+ 328; (4),+ 385,+ (115) s.+ 3 grav. planscher, varav 2 utvikbara,+ 3 tabeller, varav en utvikbar. Något nötta samtida engelska skinnband, ryggarna med upphöjda bind och röda etiketter, pärmarna med dubbla guldlinjer och övre snittet mörkt. Två volymer. Namnteckning J. Fletscher på första titelbladet. Warmholtz 3809. Andra upplagan av Hartes viktiga arbete om Gustav II Adolf, med "et och annat fel rättadt" (Warmholtz). Den första kom 1759 i något större format. En tysk översättning ukom 1760-61. Innehåller som inledning "An essay on the military state of Europe, in the former part of the seventeeth century". Walter Harte var en period anställd som lärare till Lord Chesterfiels son Philip Stanhope på dennes Grand tour, dvs till mottagaren av Chesterfields brev, "Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman" (1774). Lord Chesterfield, som Harte dedicerade sin bok om Gustav II Adolf till, blev däremot besviken på Hartes arbete, "...full of Latinisms, Gallicisms, Germanisms, and all isms but Anglicisms". Samuel Johnson däremot var, enligt Boswell, mycket imponerad

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        OEUVRES diverses DE POPE traduites de l'anglois nouvelle edition Revue et Augmentée d'un grand nombre de pieces qui n'avoient point encore été traduites.

      Saillant,, Amsterdam, 1767 - Otto volumi in 8° legati in pelle, piatti inquadrati da triplo filetto in oro, titolo ai tasselli ai dorsi a 5 nervi finemente decorati ai piccoli ferri (lievissime mende), tagli marezzati, sguardie, al primo tomo antiporta incisa, frontespizi con bella vignetta allegorica in rame stampati in rosso e nero, LX, 3074 pp. complessive. Sono presenti nei vari volumi numerose tavole ft. incise in rame, di bella fattura. Pregevolissima edizione delle opere del grande pensatore inglese, in magnifica veste e splendidamente arricchita dalle tavole. Si ritrovano nella raccolta tutte le opere edite, estremamente corrette e ben impaginate. Uno dei grandi del pensiero, il Pope, cui si devono alcune delle idee fondanti dell'Illuminismo. Pleonastico accennare ai capolavori, si sottolinea la bellezza estetica dell'edizione, della legatura e delle tavole. Importante e rara.

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        The Modern Art of Cookery Improved; or, Elegant, Cheap, and Easy Methods, of preparing most of the Dishes now in Vogue; in the Composition whereof Both Health and Pleasure have been consulted.

      London : J Newbery, at the Bible and Sun in St Paul's Churchyard; and F Newbery, in Pater-noster-Rows, 1767 First edition of an extremely rare early cookery book in contemporary binding. In addition to recipes there is an appendix 'containing a dissertation on the different kinds of food, their Nature, Quality and various uses, by a Physician'. Also a 'Marketing Manual' 'and other useful Particulars' by the Editor. The full leather binding has raised bands to spine and the remains of gilt lining to the boards. It is scuffed and worn, but currently sound. Internally the fep is missing and the first page is the title page. Contents: title page; preface pp iii-iv; Marketing Manual pp v-xxii; Marketing table pp xxiii-xxiv; recipes and index 284pp; Finis. The rear free endpaper is torn with the bottom half missing. Contents slightly shaken; pages generally clean - some with light browning; some page corners have been turned over. There is a small ink note at the bottom of p 223. It is clearly a book that was much held and used.

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        Ius Naturae in usum auditorum. Editio sexta emendatior. Pars Posterior: Compectens Ius Familiae, Ius publicum et Ius Gentium. (Vorgebunden:) Prolegomena juris naturalis in usum auditorum. Curatius exarata et tertium edita.

      Göttingen, Im Verlag von Victor Bossiegel, 1767-68. 6. Aufl. 3 Tle. (in 1 Band). 8vo. (Prolegomena:) 8 Bll., 129 S., 5 Bll. (Index), XVI, 272, XVI, 252 S., 10 Bll. (Index). Einfacher zeitgenössischer Pappband. (Ebd. etw. berieben). Letzte von Achenwall bearbeitete Ausgabe des wichtigen Werkes, der Geburtsstunde der Rechtsphilosophie als juristisches Grundlagenfach! - Achenwall (1719-1772) nahm 1748 einen Ruf an die Universität Göttingen an, wo er Kollege von Pütter wurde. Dort wurde er im Jahre 1751 zum außerordentlichen Professor ernannt. Zwei Jahre später folgte die Ernennung zum ao. Professor für Rechtsgelehrsamkeit. Im gleichen Jahr erhielt Achenwall den Lehrstuhl für Philosophie und promovierte im Jahre 1762 zum Doktor beider Rechte. Das wichtige Werk zum Naturrecht publizierte er im Jahre 1750 gemeinsam mit seinem Freunde Johann Stephan Pütter, übernahm schließlich die Edition allein und gab dieses Werk erstmals im Jahre 1755 heraus. Versand D: 2,00 EUR 5.2. Naturrecht (Völkerrecht)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat + Verlag Klaus Breinlich]
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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. Buch

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        A series of letters, discovering the scheme projected by France, in MDCCLIX. For an intended invasion upon England with flat-bottom'd boats; and various conferences and original papers touching that formidable design. Pointing at the secret and true motives, which precipitated the negociations, and conclusion of the last peace. To which are prefixed, the secret adventures of the Young Pretender; and the conduct of the French court respecting him during his stay in Great Britain, and after his return to Paris. Also the chief cause that brought on the late banishment of the Jesuits from the French Dominions; a secret as yet concealed from the Jesuits themselves: with the real examination of Father Hamilton, taken at Fountainbleau, October 1756, who was employed to assassinate the Young Pretender. Together with the particular case of the author, in a memorial to his late Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland.

      London: printed for the author; and sold by Mr. Williams (&c. &c.) 1767. Two vols. in one, 4to., v + (1) + 263 + (1) and (2) + 268pp., contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lines and label. Minor rubbing to joints, and a little wear to head and foot of spine, but a very good and sound copy, from the early 19th century library of the first Marquis of Hastings (1754-1826) with his armorial bookplate.> First edition. Macbean p.167. A series of more than 60 letters and reports throwing considerable light on the political manoeuvrings of the Young Pretender while in France and elsewhere on the Continent in the 1750s.

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        Sparviere detto Falcone Sacro volgarm.e Falco Moro = Accipiter Falco Sacer dictus.

      - [In Firenze, nella stamperia Mouckiana, 1767]. Acquaforte colorata a mano, mm. 345x272 (l'impronta della lastra), mm. 462x362 (il foglio). Non firmata. Dedica a Francesco Borghigiani, incisore di pietre dure, 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 XXVIII dell'opera. Ottime condizioni, in passe-partout. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        \"Salomon Haasens. Rechenmeister zu Darmstadt. Einfacher und Doppelter Buchhalter. * [11] - umfasst: Titel- u. Widmungsblatt, Vorbericht + erster Teil von ersten Kapitel: a.) \"\"Unterricht zum Memorial oder Strazza der einfachen Buchhaltung\"\", beginnt S. 4 - 8: b. Memorial auf das Jahr 1766 - [2], 11 - 144/1 - 134, c.) Unterricht zum Journal der einfachen Buchhaltung - [2] 147 - 148, d.) Journal auf das Jahr 1766 Lit. A. - [2] 151 - 264/1 - 114; e.) Unterricht zum Haupt-Buch der einfachen Buchhaltung - [3] 268 - 272; f.) Haupt-Buch auf das Jahr 1766 Lit A. - [3] 276 - 379/1 - 52ff gleichpaginiert auf beiden Seiten + [1]; g.) Alphabetisches Register über das Haupt-Buch Lit. A. - [2] 383 - 391 + [1]; h.) Unterricht zum Causa-Buch - [3] 396 - 400; i.) Cassa-Buch Lit. A, - [3] 404 - 415/1 - 6ff + [1] - gleichpaginiert auf beiden Seiten; j.) Unterricht zum Memorial oder Strazza der doppelten Buchhaltung - [3] 420-424; k.) Memorial auf das Jahr 1766 - [2] 427 - 584/1 - 158; l.) Unterricht zum Journal der doppelten Buchhaltung - [3] 588 - 596; m.) Journal auf das Jahr 1766 Lit. A - [2] 599 - 736/1 - 138; n.) Unterricht zum Haupt-Buch zur doppelten Buchhaltung - [3] 740 - 744; o.) Haupt-Buch auf das Jahr 1766 Lit. A. - [3] 748 - 881/1 - 67ff - gleichpaginiert auf beiden Seiten + [1]; p.) Alphabetisches Register über das Haupt-Buch Lit. A. - [1] 884 - 888; r.) Inventarium Li. A. Vom 31sten Decembris 1766 - [2] 891 - 896/1 - 6; s.) Unterricht zu der Schluß-Bilanz des Haupt-Buchs Lit. A. - [3] 900; t.) Schluß-Bilanz des Haupt-Buchs Lit. A. verfertiget den 31sten Decembris 1766 - [1] 902 - 911/1 - 5 + [1]; u.) Journal auf das Jahr 1767 Lit. B. - [2] 915 - 916/1 - 2; v.) Haupt-Buch auf das Jahr 1767 Lit. B. - [3] 920 - 975/1 - 28ff - gleichpaginiert auf beiden Seiten + [1] - Anmerckung; w.) Alphabetisches Register über das Haupt-Buch Lit. B.- [2] 979 - 995/1 - 9 + [1]; x.) Numero-Buch auf das Jahr 1767 - [1] 998 - 1027/1 - 15ff + [1] - Anmerckung; y.) Erklärung derer üblichen Kunst-Wörter - 1029-1030; z.) Druckfehler [1]; a\') Anmerckung [1]; Buchdrucker Lagen-Einordnung - gedruckte Signaturen: A2 - Zzz zz 3; Aaa aaa - Ooo ooo3\"

      Frankfurt am Main: Andreäische Buchhandlung 1767 Neuerer LWd. mit Rückengoldprägung, gefärbter Kopfschnitt, 1030 Seiten mit gestochener Titelkupfer-Vignette und zahlreichen Kopf-, Schlussvignetten im Text, 8°, sehr guter Zustand, Seiten stellenweise etwas gebräunt oder stockfleckig, sehr guter Zustand, sehr selten!Buchhaltung, Finanz

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        [Two Crabs: an Edible Crab and a Spider Crab]

      Nuremberg, 1767. Fine hand-coloured engraved plate. A fine print from one of the greatest Nuremberg natural history books: "Delices Physiques Choisies, ou choix de tout ce que les trois regnes de la nature renferment de plus digne des recherches d'un amateur curieux, pour en former un cabinet choisi de curiositez naturelles."… Knorr was one of the leading proto-geologists of the eighteenth century as well as an excellent engraver, painter and art dealer. Born in Nuremberg, he was initially apprenticed to his father's trade of wood turning, but at the age of eighteen became an engraver of copper-plates for Leonhard Blanc, working with Martin Tyroff on the illustrations for Jacob Scheuchzer's Physica Sacra (1731). This work and his acquaintance with J.A. Beurer, a mineralogist-correspondent of the Royal Society, quickened Knorr's interest in natural history. Further stimulus was provided by the wealthy doctor and polymath Christoph Jakob Trew, owner of a menagerie as well as a wide-ranging natural history collection. Trew gathered around him a highly talented group of artists, engravers and scientists, all of whom contributed to making Nuremberg a centre for the publication of top quality large format natural history books. In this stimulating intellectual atmosphere Knorr went on to publish a number of lavish folio volumes, but the present work is his masterpiece. It is also one of the greatest fruits of this flowering of talent in Nuremberg. It acted as a showcase for the talented artists working in the city (most of whom were patronised by Trew). Beautifully designed and executed, the work includes some of the finest natural history plates ever produced. Cf. BM (NH) II, p.998; cf. Landwehr 97 (Dutch edition); Nissen ZBI 2227 & cf. 2229.

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        Bélisaire

      Paris: Chez Merlin 8vo (19.9 cm, 7.8"). [4], x, 340, [6] pp.; 4 plts.. 1767 First edition, early state, featuring the frontispiece and three copper-engraved plates designed by Gravelot. Quickly translated into numerous languages following its initial publication, Marmontel's controversial philosophical novel was written in great part in the hope that its retelling of the story of Gen. Flavius Beisarius of the Byzantine Empire would convince Louis XV to become, himself, the longed-for Philosopher-King. Chapter 15, however, in which Marmontel advocates freedom of opinion and religious tolerance, inspired extensive commentary by Voltaire and others and brought on condemnation by both the Sorbonne and the Archbishop of Paris — though it may ultimately have helped the Huguenot cause. Merlin also printed a duodecimo edition in 1767; in the present edition, "Fragmens de philosophie morale" is found on pp. 273?-340, followed by the Addition and Approbation. Provenance: Front pastedown with large, round, gilt-stamped armorial leather bookplate of notable 19th-century book collector Edward Hailcrone; smaller, round, cream-colored leather gilt-stamped ?"I.T.?" bookplate with motto ?"Inter folia fructus?" of 19th-century bookseller and bookcollector James Toovey; and paper bookplate of Sir Montague Shearman. Binding: Contemporary crimson morocco, covers framed in gilt triple fillets; spine gilt extra with gilt-stamped leather labels, board edges and turn-ins with gilt rolls. This volume (complete in itself) seems at one time to have been part of a set of Marmontel's works, and bears an (unnumbered) spine label reading "Oeuvres de Marmontel. Binding as above, with edges, extremities, and joints showing minor rubbing. Front pastedown with bookplates as above; front free endpaper with affixed slip of early cataloguing; rear pastedown with small chip out of paper. Light spots of foxing, slightly heavier around plates. All edges gilt.

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        Noticia de la lengua huasteca ... con cathecismo, y doctrina christiana para su instruccion ... enchiridion sacramental para su administracion, con todo lo que parece necessario hablar en ella los neoministros y copioso diccionario para facilitar su inteligencia.

      Mexico: En la Imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana 4to (20 cm, 7.785"). [5] ff., 128 pp.. 1767 Huastec is the northernmost dialect of the Maya language. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was spoken in Puebla, Veracruz, and San Luis Potosí. Works of any category in this language are rarely found, this being => the first surviving published grammar and the first dictionary. The catechism is bilingual (Spanish and Huastec) as is the doctrine. Both are important for the study of moral and doctrinal concerns by the clergy among the indigenous population. Tapia Zenteno was not only an important Mexican linguist and professor of Mexican languages at the Royal and Pontifical University, but was also a comisario for the Inquisition. This work of his is dedicated to Archbishop Francisco Antonio Lorenzana, a man deeply interested in the indigenous culture and the conquest of it, and the man who produced Cortés's letters in a fine and wonderfully illustrated edition in Mexico in 1770. He also paid for the publication of this work, and his coat of arms appears at the top of the Dedication in an engraving by Manuel Villavicencio, one of Mexico's finest engravers. The volume is handsomely printed, with a nicely composed typographic border to its title-page, an elegant headpiece and a scenic initial "E" on its p. 1, and a modest but charming typographic "surround" for its final leaf's "O MARIA." Provenance: Marca de fuego on upper edges of closed book, most likely of the Franciscan Convento de Santa María Magdalena de San Martín Texmelucan, Puebla; early 19th-century pressure-stamp of a private Spanish-language collector on title-page; faint 19th-century case and shelf rubber-stamp in English on front free endpaper. Contemporary limp vellum lacking the leather ties. An attractive, crisp copy and only the fourth complete copy of this work we have seen on the market in 35 years.

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

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

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