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        La Perruche Banks, pl. 50

      - A beautifully detailed hand colored copperplate engraving by Jacques Barraband (1767-1809) From Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets Paris: 1801-5. Overall this print measures 12"x18". Jacques Barraband’s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. These stunning portraits were done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on African ornithology, including the lavish and striking Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets. Images of African birds were popular in early 19th-century France both for their exoticism and for the interest in Africa that Napoleon’s campaigns were generating. The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. The project was a massive undertaking, which required over 300 finished watercolors. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband’s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since. The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant’s publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color. Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of thecheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds’ feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing/staining and evidence of previous binding in margin. We will not be knowingly undersold on this work of art.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Histoire de la Réformation, ou Mémoires de Jean Sleidan sur l'état de la Religion et de la République sous l'Empire de Charles Quint (3 tomes cpl./ 3 Bände KOMPLETT),

      Frederic Staatman; 1767 - 448/ 502/ 361 Seiten; Das hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; Papier altersbedingt leicht angebräunt; Der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; KOMPLETTPREIS für 3 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; FRANZÖSISCH! Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 3300

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        Untitled [Orange Bird]

      Jacques Barraband?s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, [Untitled], measures 22.5" x 16.25" and is in excellent condition with light staining and foxing along the side margins.This image was done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on exotic birds, including the lavish and striking "Histoire Naturelle des Promerops". This bird is expertly hand-colored with a yellow-orange body, teal colar and brown wings.The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband?s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since.The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant's publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color.Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds? feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist.

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        LES LOIX CIVILES DANS LEUR ORDRE NATUREL, LE DROIT PUBLIC, ET LEGUM DELECTUS, TOME I & TOME II

      Chez la Veuve Savoye, Paris 1767 - RO40102030: 530 pages + 286 pages + 234 pages + 30 pages (Tables) + 107 pages (Supplément). Plusieurs tomes en un volume. Titre et caissons dorés sur le dos. Tranche marbrée. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Mors fendus. Plats frottés avec importantes épidermures. Plusieurs manques sur les plats. Cuir des plats se détachant. Pages de garde abîmées et se détachant. Pages du texte en très bon état. Nouvelle édition revue. Par M. Domat, Avocat du Roi au Siège Présidial de Clermont en Auvergne. Avec Privilège de Sa Majesté. Suivi de: 'Legum Delectus Ex Libris Digestorum et Codicis ad Usum Scholae et Fori', et 'Supplément aux Loix Civiles dans leur ordre naturel', par Me Louis-François de Jouy, Avocat au Parlement. In-Folio Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 340.55-Droit féodal et avant 1789 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded

      London: for H. Woodfall, John Rivington, W. Strahan, R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, M. Richardson, and B. Collins,, 1767. In a series of Familiar Letters from a Beautiful Damsel, to her Parents. Published in order to cultivate the Principles of Virtue and Religion in the Minds of Youth of both sexes. 4 volumes, duodecimo. Contemporary mottled full calf, spines in compartments with foliate gilt tooling and a red morocco title label to each, blue cloth bookmarkers, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. Spines and corners a little rubbed, front hinge of volume one just starting, internally fresh; a lovely set in very good condition. An attractive set in a contemporary binding of Samuel Richardson's popular epistolary novel Pamela (first published in 1740; this the eighth edition, printing a number of letters and poems praising the work), which excited much heated debate as to the morality of its message, so much so that Richardson deputed female "reading groups" to aid him in the revising of the text for each edition. The story was so popular in its time as to have given rise to this apocryphal anecdote, told of a public reading in an English village: "The blacksmith of the village had got hold of Richardson's novel of Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded, and used to read it aloud in the long summer evenings, seated on his anvil, and never failed to have a large and attentive audience.... At length, when the happy turn of fortune arrived, which brings the hero and heroine together, and sets them living long and happily... the congregation were so delighted as to raise a great shout, and procuring the church keys, actually set the parish bells ringing.

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        Le Coq de roche jeune age, No. 53 (Rooster)

      Jacques Barraband?s (1767-1809) engravings of birds are masterpieces of French ornithological illustration. This stunning portrait, Le Coq de roche jeune age, No. 53, measures 22.25" x 16" and is in excellent condition with light foxing.This image was done for the distinguished ornithologist Francois Levaillant, who commissioned the artist to illustrate his landmark works on exotic birds, including the lavish and striking "Histoire Naturelle des Promerops". This bird, commonly called a a Cockerel or Rooster is a juvenile, sill developing his wattles and crest. This bird is expertly hand-colored in a deep maroon-gray with vibrant red highlights. Precise lines define and detail each feather on this bird, giving it dimension.The collaboration of Levaillant and Barraband represented a departure from previous ornithological texts in its emphasis on beauty and luxury, with sumptuously colored and flawlessly rendered birds. Apart from their undoubted beauty, Barraband?s engravings display a scientific accuracy that few ornithological artists have matched since.The meticulous hand-colored engravings in Levaillant's publications were unmatched for the delicate modulations of tone and color, fine lines and perfect draftsmanship, making them exceptional in their richness and tonal variation. Each feather is described by dozens of parallel lines, providing remarkable detail and naturalistically textured color.Some of the prints are embellished with touches of gold leaf on the feathers of the cheeks and shoulders of the birds, emphasizing the preciousness of the plates and reproducing the iridescence of the birds? feathers. The present selection of images represents an opportunity to acquire spectacular engraving by a foremost 19th-century natural history artist.

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        The History of Greenland, Containing a Description of the Country, and Its Inhabitants: And Particularly, a Relation of the Mission, Carried on for Above These Thirty Years by the Unitas Fratrum, at Neu Herrnhuth and Lichtenfels, in That Country. 2 Vols.

      The Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of Teh Gospel Among the Heathen., London - 1767, 1st 1st English edition. (Hardcover) Very good. lix, 405; 497pp. Octavo; rebacked in new half-calf with marbled boards and matching marbled endpapers. Gilt decoration on spines. 2 folding maps and 6 copper plates; index. Other than some age toning to the paper a clean attractive copy. Arctic Biblio. 3471 A comprehensive geography of Greenland, and of the activities of the first Herrnhut or Moravian miissionaries in Greenland, from their first initiatives in 1733. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      par la compagnie des libraires 1767 - - par la compagnie des libraires, A Paris 1767, in 12 (16,5x9,5cm), (16) 451 pp., Un Vol. relié. - Seconde édition revue et augmentée après l'édition originale de 1664. Plein Veau d'époque, dos à nerfs orné. Coiffes élimées, un mors fendu sur les 2/3. Coins émoussés. Ouvrage de bibliographie important pour la connaissance des auteurs anciens et l'agencement d'une bibliothèque ancienne. Charles Sorel, sieur de Souvigny. Peu courant. L'ouvrage est composé suivant la classification de la bibliothèque en livres d'histoire, de sciences. Cioranescu 63406. « La Bibliothèque françoise, malgré son petit format, est un monument de critique littéraire et marque à la fois un esprit très plein et très juste, informé de tout ce dont il parle. Elle constitue la plus remarquable introduction à la connaissance des écrivains du siècle jusqu'à 1660 environ » (16) 451 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les abus dans les ceremonies et dans les moeurs developpes, par Monsieur L***.

      Genf Pellet 1767 - Erste Ausgabe. 17 x 10,5 cm. XVI, 320 S. Original Ledereinband mit Rsch. u. roten Buchschnitt. Mit starken Gebrauchsspuren. Erste Ausgabe unter diesem Titel. - Barbier I, 47. Ciora-nescu 26454. Drujon 5. Querard II, 467. Gay-L. I, 9: " Livre curieux, satirique, hardi et spirituel ". - Radikal antiklerikale Schrift des ehemaligen Jesuitenpriesters Henri-Joseph Dulaurens (1719-1793), dem wegen Blasphemie 1767 in Mainz der Prozeß gemacht wurde, wo er nach zwanzigjähriger Haft verstarb. Trotz seines Kampfes gegen Kirche, Intoleranz, Aberglaube, Machtmißbrauch und Willkür jeder Art blieb ihm die Anerkennung der literarisch tonangebenden Aufklärer weitgehend versagt. Die " bonne compagnie " zollte zwar seinem Witz Respekt, lehnte seine Werke aber als zu gotteslästerlich und obzön ab. - Das häufig aufgelegte Werk erschien erstmals 1765 unter dem Titel " La verite " mit dem fingierten Druckort " Peking ". - Die S. III-IV verbunden, die S. 57 mit eingeklebter Notiz, etw. fleckig und teils gebräunt. Französische Sprache. 1.100 gr. Original Ledereinband mit Rsch. u. roten Buchschnitt.

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

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

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        Elogios dos reverendissimos padres DD. abbades geraes da Congregação Benedictina do Reyno de Portugal e Principado do Brazil.

      Porto, Na Offic. de Francisco Mendes Lima, 1767. - Typographical headpieces. Woodcut tailpieces. Large woodcut factotum. (16 ll.), 456 pp. 4°, contemporary cat's-paw sheep (some wear to corners, head and foot of spine; small piece of leather [about 3 x 4 cm.] gone from lower inner corner of rear cover), spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, crimson leather lettering piece in second compartment from head, gilt letter. Single small round wormhole in outer margin throughout, becoming a bit larger in about 100 leaves, but never affecting the text. Otherwise clean and crisp, and overall in good to very good condition. Ink signature of António José Araujo Gomes, dated 1768, in upper blank margin of title page. A few old notes in the same hand on front free endleaf recto. A few ink annotations in text, apparently in the same hand, dated 1768 through 1770. Eight-pointed white paper label with blue border near head of spine, with [shelfmark?] "3464" added. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION. The final chapter (pp. 448-52) contains a "Noticia da Provincia do Brazil." A monastery was established in Bahia, and a list of abbots is given, the first having served beginning in 1584. Innocêncio deemed the work "indispensavel para completar a collecção das nossas chronicas das Ordens regulares."The author entered the Benedictine Order in 1737 and later became abbot of the monastery of São Bento de Victoria, Porto. Born in Lisbon, 1720, and said to have died between 1767 and 1770, he was the brother of Francisco Xavier de Oliveira, better known as the "Cavalheiro de Oliveira," an exiled Enlightenment author and one of the few significant Portuguese converts to Protestantism. ---- Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 44. Innocêncio VII, 336. Monteverde 243. Azevedo-Samodães 183. Ameal 141. Not in JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Not in Rodrigues. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 613402741 (Harvard University-Houghton Library); 37321471 (Catholic University-Oliveira Lima Library, Newberry Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California-Santa Cruz, and University of São Paulo). Porbase locates two copies, both in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, one of which is described as in poor condition. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De irritabilitatis legibus

      Siena: Rossi..., 1767. 1st edition. <p>Fontana, Felice (1730-1805). De irritabilitatis legibus . . . In : Atti dell&#39;Acc. sci. Siena III, pp. 205-31. Whole volume, 4to. viii, 317, [1), blank; 165, [3)pp. (A2, contents, bound at end). 19 folding plates. 264 x 192 mm. Contemporary vellum, gilt spine lettering, hinges repaired. Some dampstaining & light foxing, 1 or 2 minor tears but a very good copy. From the library of Walter PAGEL (1898 - 1982), with his bibliographical note on pastedown & marker slips. 1 or 2 notes in a contemporary or 19th century hand laid in. Siena: Rossi . . . , 1767 (appendix: Bindi, 1766).</p> <p>FIRST EDITION. First Edition, journal issue, of the first publication of Fontana&#146;s laws of irritability, preceding the book-form edition published in Lucca the same year. Like his mentor Albrecht Haller, who had set forth the groundbreaking theory of &#147;sensibility&#148; and &#147;irritability&#148; in his De partibus corporis humani sensibilibus et irritabilibus (1752), Fontana used experimental evidence to show that irritability, or muscular contractility, was an intrinsic property of muscle tissue independent of the nerves; he also discovered the existence of the physiological refractory period, i.e., the amount of time it takes for an excitable membrane to be ready for a second stimulus after returning to its resting state. He used this evidence to vigorously denounce the traditional doctrine of &#147;animal spirits,&#148; which medical writers from Galen to Boerhaave had used to explain both sensation and muscular motion. The work of Fontana and other followers of Haller &#147;marked the onset of irreversible decline for the time-honored idea of animal spirit&#148; (Smith et al., The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology, p. 194) and introduced a new era of experimental neuromuscular physiology.</p> <p>Fontana published his first three laws of irritability in the present paper, which includes a preface dated 1765; it is likely that he submitted his paper to the Siena Academy of Sciences in that year. &#147;The first law concerned Haller&#146;s concept of contractility as a property of muscle fiber itself, and pointed out that a contraction follows only after some stimulus. The discussion displayed insight into the underlying nature of tetanic muscular contraction. The second principle was the refractory period discovered by Fontana in heart muscle and applied to better understanding of the function of other muscles. The original third principle was a disproof of the efficacy of a theoretical entity, the &#145;animal spirits&#146;&#148; (Marchand and Hoff, p. 202). Fontana followed this paper with an expanded book-form edition in which he added thee more laws.</p>

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        Wandgehänge: Vignetten mit Putten bei unterschiedlichen Tätigkeiten, darunter jeweils florale Gehänge mit Gegenständen und Instrumenten aus Gartenbau, Landwirtschaft, Musik und Kriegskunst.

      . 6 Blatt Radierungen, 1767/68, nach F.M.I. Queverdo (1748-1797), auf Bütten. Je 12,5/13:ca. 8 cm. Vorzügliche Abdrucke mit vollem Rand, etwas vergilbt und teils leicht fleckig. Literatur: Nagler 3.. Die Kupferstecherin war Schwester und Mitarbeiterin des F.N. Martinet (1731 - um 1787). Sie stach Illustrationen und Vignetten zu Buchausgaben.

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        Engraved Mourning portrait on Silk of John Quincy Adams

      [Engraved portrait on silk] John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Former U.S. President (1825-1829). Silk ribbon measuring approx. 5 5/8" x 2 5/8" commemorating Adams&#146; death in 1848. A nice profile engraving of John Quincy Adams on silk (his wife raised silk worms for silk to make her gowns) The quotation on the front of the ribbon reads:.

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        The History Of Greenland: Containing A Description Of The Country And Its Inhabitants: And Particularly A Relation of the Mission carried on for above these Thirty Years by the Unitas Fratrum, At New Herrnhuth and Lichtenfels, in that Country.

      London: Printed for the Brethren&#146;s Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel among the Heathen; And sold by J.Dodsley, T.Becket & P.A.De Hondt., 1767. - 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., lix, 405; 1 p.l., 497, [1]errata. 2 folding engraved maps & 7 folding engraved plates. contemporary calf, rebacked preserving spine labels, corners renewed (paper lightly embrowned). First Edition of the English Translation. An authoritative description and history of Greenland and chronicle of the establishment and progress of the Moravian missionary settlements at New Herrnhuth and Lichtenfels. Cranz&#146;s work contains extensive discussion of natural history, whaling, sealing and fishing, the manners and customs of the native Greenlanders, their moral character, diseases, health and medicine, language, &c., and an account of early Norse exploration. Dr. Johnson declared that very few books had ever affected him so deeply as Cranz&#146;s. The continuation, covering the period 1763 to 1768, includes the narrative of Matthaeus Stach&#146;s travels in the south of Greenland, and further observations on the country and its inhabitants. Cox II p. 18. Lauridsen II 55. JCB I 1576 & Sabin 17417 (4 plates). cfBell C554. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opera.

      Barbou,, Paris, 1767 - 2 Bde. Paris, Barbou, 1767. 12° M. gestoch. Frontisp. u. 17 Kupferst. v. Duflos nach Cochin u. merh. gest. Vign. XII, 1Bl, 322 u. XXIV, 284 S. Ldr.d.Zt. m. reicher Rvergold., farb. Rsch., gold. Deckelfileten, Innenkantenvergold. u. Ganzgoldschn. (M. gestoch. Wappenexlibr. F. Rgier de Monclin. Etw. bestoßen u. berieben, tls. gebräunt). Cohen/Ricci Sp. 1018 - Taschenausg. m. den Illustr. nach d. Ausg. v. 1745 in gutem Druck u. dekorativ gebunden. (M. gestoch. Wappenexlibr. F. Rgier de Monclin. Etw. bestoßen u. berieben, tls. gebräunt). Ldr.d.Zt. m. reicher Rvergold., farb. Rsch., gold. Deckelfileten, Innenkantenvergold. u. Ganzgoldschn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Grand Vocabulaire Francois... Par Une Societe De Gens De Lettres [23 Volumes, Volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30]

      Paris: Chez C. Panckoucke. 1767. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. F First Editions. H Full Leather. Very Good. 23 volumes (issued beginning in 1767), an incomplete though substantial portion of this large and important orthographic work. Present are volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30. SUMPTUOUSLY BOUND in full period French brown mottled calf, spines with raised bands, browned morocco labels, and elaborate gilt tooling, edges stained red, marbled endpapers (some rubbing to spine, some wear to joints; 2 volumes are missing one label; vol. XX has tear to spine at top; some ancient traces of worming to covers). Withal a beautiful set in period attire.

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        History of Greenland : Containing a Description of the Country, and Its Inhabitants : and particularly, A Relation of the Mission, carried on for above these Thirty Years by the Unitas Fratrum, at New Herrnhuth and Lichtenfels, in that Country. 2 vols.

      Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel among the Heathen, London, 1767, - CRANTZ, David. The History of Greenland : Containing a Description of the Country, and Its Inhabitants : and particularly, A Relation of the Mission,carried on for above these Thirty Years by the Unitas Fratrum, at New Herrnhuth and Lichtenfels, in that Country. Translated from the High-Dutch, andillustrated with Maps and other Copper-plates. In Two Volumes. London : Printed for the Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel among theHeathen : And sold by J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall; T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt; and T. Cadell, Successor to A. Millar, in the Strand; W. Sandby, in Fleet-street; S. Bladon, in Pater-noster-row; E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry;and at all the Brethren's Chapels. MDCCLXVII. [1767]. First English Edition. Pp (6),[i]-lix,(1),[1]-405,(1),+ 2 fldg.maps + 5 fldg.plates; (4),[1]-497,(1),+ 2 fldg.plates. 8vo, recently rebound in full brown calf, red moroccolabels to spine, new endpapers. Arctic Bibliography 3471. See O'Dea 179.Nautical interest throughout. Several kayak plates. "Contains a descriptionof the geography, ice and weather conditions, minerals, sea and land vegetation, mammals, birds and fishes; the Eskimos, their customs, habits, religious beliefs, etc.; health conditions and mentality; language; the Norse colonies; Christianity in Greenland; the origin of the Eskimos; past history;the trade; difficulties of the mission in its early days; establishment ofthe first Herrnhut or Moravian mission in Greenland, 1733; smallpox epidemic; lack of supplies; famine; gradual success; the first 30 years of missionary work by the German Moravians at New Herrnhut and Lichtenfels." -A.B. Previous owner's name to front blank and title-page of both volumes, some foxing throughout (generally light), some off-setting, and some browning of text, else a very tidy and solid copy. the set for 3,000.00 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of Greenland, Containing a Description of the Country, and Its Inhabitants: And Particularly, a Relation of the Mission, Carried on for Above These Thirty Years by the Unitas Fratrum, at Neu Herrnhuth and Lichtenfels, in That Country. 2 Vols

      London: The Brethren&#39;s Society for the Furtherance of Teh Gospel Among the Heathen. 1767, 1st 1st English edition.. (Hardcover) lix, 405; 497pp. Very good. Octavo; rebacked in new half-calf with marbled boards and matching marbled endpapers. Gilt decoration on spines. 2 folding maps and 6 copper plates; index. Other than some age toning to the paper a clean attractive copy. Arctic Biblio. 3471 A comprehensive geography of Greenland, and of the activities of the first Herrnhut or Moravian miissionaries in Greenland, from their first initiatives in 1733..

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        John Hancock Faces Retribution for Instigatingthe Boston Tea Party

      - His bankers, a British firm that was involved in sending tea to the American colonies, bounces his checkbecause of the alarming state of trade brought on by the Boston Tea PartyHancock was one of the wealthiest men in New England, having inherited a profitable mercantileshipping business from his uncle. London was the hub of trade, not merely for the mothercountry but the colonies, and he had close ties to England. He lived there for years just prior topassage of the Stamp Act, and his bankers in London were the prominent firm of Hayley andHopkins.It would seem logical for such a man to support the powers that be, and Hancock did so initially.However, after the Sugar and Stamp Acts were passed, the young merchant was impacted by thepublic outrage and fell under the influence of the radical Samuel Adams. Adams became HancockÕsmentor and friend, with Adams always promoting HancockÕs career. When Hancock died,he was Governor of Massachusetts and Adams was his Lieut. Governor. At the funeral, Adamswas so stricken with grief that he was overcome and had to be taken away.HancockÕs name was affixed to virtually all patriot resolutions protesting the Stamp Act, andthe 1767 Townshend Acts, and he was elected to the Massachusetts legislature. Tories, like GovernorThomas Hutchinson, roundly denounced him; then the British seized his ship Liberty andthreatened to prosecute Hancock for smuggling. By 1770, though, Hancock was exhausted withpolitics and felt that his business needed his attention. He took a less active role in public affairsand tended his neglected business, and saw less of Samuel Adams for a while. GovernorHutchinson, who had earlier concluded that HancockÕs Òruling passion was a fondness for popularapplause,Ó began to woo him in the hopes he would swing over to the Tory camp. Hancockhad much to risk by sticking with the patriots. He lived in a regal style; his Back Bay mansionwas unequaled in Boston, and he was a man about town in the finest gold-embroidered clothing.When Adams formed the Boston Committee of Correspondence in November 1772 to advocatecolonial rights, Hancock declined to join.Then came the tea tax, which brought Hancock strongly back into the patriot fold. The Americancolonies were ablaze with opposition, but in London, it seemed business as usual. In fact,HancockÕs bankers, Hayley and Hopkins, were involved in shipping the tea to the colonies,most specifically to Boston, New York and Philadelphia. The resulting Boston Tea Party on thenight of December 16, 1773 was perhaps the seminal event that led to the American Revolution,and though popular lore has Hancock as the lead Indian, more likely he did not physically takepart. However, he approved of the action, and some wouldsay called for the action, reportedly telling the crowd thatevening, ÒLet every man do what is right in his own eyes.ÓBritish firms like Hayley and Hopkins suffered losses inthe tea affair and worried about further business disruptionsdue to conditions in Boston. Conditions that Hancockwas helping create.On March 5, 1774, Hancock made the annual speech commemoratingthe Boston Massacre four years earlier, therebydispelling any doubt about in whose camp he was. Hancockcalled the British troops just about every name in thebook, from ÒvillainousÓ to Òmurderers,Ó in that dramaticoration: ÒThe Town of Boston, ever faithful to the BritishCrown, has been invested by a British fleet, the troops of George the third have crossed theAtlantic, not to engage an enemy, but to assist a band of traitors in trampling on the rights andliberties of his most loyal subjects.Ó News of the Tea Party, and HancockÕs role in it, had arrivedin London; now word of his inflammatory speech speeded there. The British government and itsgreat commercial interests determined that for both Hancock and Boston, this was the last straw.And business being business, part of the anxiety of Hayley and Hopkins was that Hancock owedthem quite a lot of money (almost 11,000 pounds ste [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [Icelandic Falcon]

      [Nuremberg, 1767. 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Physica Sacra (1731). This work and his acquaintance with J.A. Beurer, a mineralogist-correspondent of the Royal Society, quickened Knorr&#39;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. Fine hand-coloured engraved plate.

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        Le Grand Vocabulaire Francois. Par Une Societe De Gens De Lettres [23 Volumes, Volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30]

      Chez C. Panckoucke, Paris 1767 - 23 volumes (issued beginning in 1767), an incomplete though substantial portion of this large and important orthographic work. Present are volumes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30. SUMPTUOUSLY BOUND in full period French brown mottled calf, spines with raised bands, browned morocco labels, and elaborate gilt tooling, edges stained red, marbled endpapers (some rubbing to spine, some wear to joints; 2 volumes are missing one label; vol. XX has tear to spine at top; some ancient traces of worming to covers). Withal a beautiful set in period attire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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)

      J. Almon, London 1767 - 252 Pp, With Half Title, Lacking Preliminary Advt., With Woodcut Initial At Beginning.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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Armorial des états de Languedoc

      De l'Imprimerie de Vincent, Paris 1767 - In-4 de 248pp + 1 feuillet pour le Privilège. Plein veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs orné de filets, frises et fers ; pièce de titre de maroquin rouge ; tranches rouges. Epidermures. Mors fragiles. Edition originale illustrée de 120 blasons gravés par Nicolas Chalmandrier. Enrichi d'un feuillet B5 manuscrit et représentant divers écus. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Den grooten Gendschen comptoir almanach voor het Jaer ons Heere Jesu Christi MDCCLXVII. Gemaekt ende gecalculeert op den Meridieaen der 17. Provintien door Mr Godtgaf van Trauwenraede ( ) Mitsgaders de Beschryving der Stadt Amsterdam

      P. de Goesin, Gendt 1767 - 18 ff, 11 gravures in tekst, en 1 volledige dubbelzijdige pagina met afbeeldingen van munten en zegels. 7 panina's met handgeschreven tekst mee ingebonden. 1 vol volumes. Vollederen band met vergulde versieringen op de rug en de kaften. Kaften eveneens versierd met verguld wapenschild.

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        INSTITUTIONES PATHOLOGIAE PRAELECTIONIBUS Academicis accommodatae.

      - Editio altera emendata. Lipsiae, in Officina libraria gleditschiana, 1767, 1ª edición, 11x19, 2 hojas, 188 págs. 4 hojas. Pegaso grabado en la portada. Alguna mancha esporádica. Encuadernado en pergamino. (52331).

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        Les oeuvres, lettres en vers et oeuvres mêlées par M. D** ci-devant mousquetaire recueilli par lui-même.

      - Livre ancien 16 frontispices, 1 portrait, 31 figures par Eisen, Mariller, Queverdo (etc.). Édition collective en partie originale. T1 Lettres envers et oeuvres mêlées, A Paris, Chez Sébastien Jorry, 1767 T2 Oeuvres mêlêes en vers et en prose, A Paris, Chez Sébastien Jorry, 1767 T3 La Déclamation théâtrale, poëme didactique précédé et suivi de quelques morceaux de prose, A Paris, Chez Delalain, 1771 T4 Mes fantaisies, A La Haye et se trouve à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1770 T5 Mes nouveaux torts, ou nouveau mélange de poésies, pour servir de suite aux fantaisies, A Amsterdam et à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1775 T6 Recueil de contes et poèmes, A La Haye et se trouve à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1776 T7 Les baisers, précédés du mois de mai, A La Haye et se trouve à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1770 T8 Lettres d'une chanoinesse de Lisbonne à Melcour officier françois, suivies de l'épître intitulée Ma philosophie et de quelques poésies fugitives, A La Haye et se trouve à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1771 T9 Les sacrifices de l'amour, ou Lettres de la vicomtesse de Senanges, et du Chevalier de Versenai ; suivies de Sylvie et Moléshoff, première partie, A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1772 T10 Les sacrifices de l'amour, ou Lettres de la vicomtesse de Senanges, et du Chevalier de Versenai ; suivies de Sylvie et Moléshoff, deuxième partie, A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1772 T11 Les malheurs de l'inconstance, ou Lettres de la marquise de Syrcé et du comte de Mirbelle, première partie, A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1772 T12 Les malheurs de l'inconstance, ou Lettres de la marquise de Syrcé et du comte de Mirbelle, seconde partie, A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1772 T13 Fables nouvelles, La Haye et se trouve à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1773 T14 Fables nouvelles II volume, La Haye et se trouve à Paris, Chez Delalain, 1773 T15 Régulus, tragédie et La Feinte par amour, comédie, A Paris, Chez Delalain, 1773 T16 Pierre le Grand, A Paris, Chez Monory, 1779. Suivi de : Zoramis, roi de crète, A Londres et se trouve à Paris, Chez Monory, 1780 T17 Le Célibataire, A Paris, Chez Delalain, 1776. Suivi de : Le Chevalier français à Turin, A Paris, chez Delalain, 1779 T18 Les Prôneurs ou le tartuffe littéraire, En Hollande et se trouve à Paris, 1777. Suivi de : Roséïde ou l'intrigant, A Paris, Chez Monory, 1780 Les tomes 1, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 sont des éditions originales. Condition : 18 volumes petit in-8, veau blond, tranches dorées, dos passé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rechtliche Behauptung derer Gründe, worauf die von Sr. Königl. Maj. von Großbrittannien und Churfürstl. Durchl. zu Braunschweig Lüneburg etc. etc. in Ansehung der Osnabrückischen Bischofs-Wahl, und der Regierungs-Einrichtung im Stifte, während der Minderjährigkeit des erwählten Herrn Bischofs Königlicher Hoheit, genommenen Maasregeln gebauet sind, der nähern Beleuchtung dieser Gründe, welche von dem Dom-Capitel zu Osnabrück angestellet worden, entgegen gesetzt

      Ohne Ort und Drucker, 1767. 31 cm. 119, (1 weiß) Seiten Broschur - Möser Bibliogr. 22 - Ompteda 175 - Ulrich II, 136 - Stellungnahme zum Streit zwischen dem Osnabrücker Domkapitel und König Georg III., der seinen minderjährigen Sohn Friedrich 1764 zum Bischof wählen ließ und selbst als Vormund die Regierung führen wollte, um die Voraussetzung dafür zu schaffen, das Fürstentum Osnabrück dem Welfenlande einzuverleiben. Möser war während der umstrittenen Wahl 1764 in London und in dieser Sache Berater des Königs. Im oberen weißen Rand Feuchtigkeitsspur. -

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        Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and other Pieces of our earlier Poets, (Chiefly of the Lyric kind.) Together with some few of later Date. The Second Edition.

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley. 1767 - 3 volumes. 8vo, 177 x 108 mms., pp. [iii], viii - lxxvi [lxxvii - lxxx Contents and epigraph], 370 [371 - 372 Errata for all three volumes]; [ii], iii [iv epigraph], 340 [i. e., 400, last page misnumbered], [401 music, 402 blank]; [ii], iii [iv epigraph], [i] - xxxii, [1] - 398 [399 - 400 adverts], engraved frontispiece in volume 1, engraved plate of music at end of volume 2, engraved head- and tail-pieces, TA3 and T4 in volume 2 in cancelled state, contemporary calf, spines ornately gilt in compartments to a musical motif, red and olive morocco labels; rear cover volume 2 scored with small pieces of calf missing, top of spines volumes 2 and 3 slightly chipped, but generally a very good and attractive set. Dodsley printed 1500 copies of the first edition in 1765, and in six months he had sold 1100. In April 1765, Thomas Warton wrote to Percy to say, "I think you have opened a new field of Poetry, and supplied many new and curious Materials for the history and Illustration of antient English Literature. At Oxford it is a favourite Work; and I doubt not, but it is equally popular in Town." Describing Percy as "our curious and correct editor," the reviewer in the Monthly Review for 1765 concluded that the word was a "very elegant, instructive, and entertaining compilation." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres]. Collection of 20 separately published titles in 20 volumes, some first editions, most with fine rococo illustrations after designs by Charles Eisen and Pierre Clément Marillier (see below for details).

      Paris: 1767-82. - A pretty set, uniformly bound in 18th century marbled calf, gilt backs (small chips in several headpieces, some wear to edges & corners, occasional light spotting or light browning). (1) Lettres En Vers, Et Oeuvres Mêlées [Oeuvres Mêlées En Vers, Et En Prose]. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 213; 1 p.l., 206, [2]privilege. engraved frontis. portrait by Auguste de St.-Aubin after Denon, 2 engraved titles, 10 engraved plates, 15 engraved headpieces & 10 engraved culs-de-lampe by De Longueil & others after designs by Charles Eisen. Paris: Sébastien Jorry, 1767. Quérard II 577-78. Not in Cohen-De Ricci. (2) La Déclamation Théâtrale, Poëme Didactique En Quatre Chants, Précédé Et Suivi De Quelques Morceaux De Prose. Quatrième Édition. 8vo. pp. 238, [1 leaf]errata. engraved title & 4 plates engraved by E. De Ghendt after designs by Charles Eisen. woodcut ornaments & title vignette. Paris: Delalain, 1771. Cioranescu 25133. cfCohen-De Ricci 312. cfQuérard II 577. (3) Mes Fantaisies. Troisième Édition, Considérablement Augmentée. 8vo. pp. 363, [1]errata. with half-title. engraved title by De Longueil, 1 engraved headpiece, 1 cul-de-lampe & title vignette engraved by E. De Ghendt after designs by Charles Eisen. woodcut ornaments. The Hague Paris: Delalain, 1770. Cohen-De Ricci 320. cfCioranescu 25146. cfLewine p. 153. cfQuérard II 577. (4) Les Baisers, Précédés Du Mois De Mai. 8vo. pp. 186. engraved frontis., 1 engraved plate, 22 engraved headpieces, 22 engraved culs-de-lampe, & title vignette by De Launay, De Longueil, Bacquoy & others after Charles Eisen. wood-engraved title vignette. woodcut tailpieces. The Hague Paris: Delalain, 1770. First Edition with these Illustrations, Second Issue. Cioranescu 25137. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700 To 1914, 31. Cohen-De Ricci 308-11. Lewine pp. 148-49. cfQuérard II 576. "Chef-d&#146;oeuvre du XVIIIe siècle ravissantes illustrations illustré avec un goût parfait et une grâce achevée." (Cohen-De Ricci) (5) Recueil De Contes Et De Poèmes Quatrième Édition, Corrigée par l&#146;Auteur, augmentée du Coureur alerte & de la Moissoneuse. 8vo. pp. 175. engraved frontis., 5 engraved plates, 2 engraved headpieces & 2 engraved culs-de-lampe by De Longueil, & E. De Ghendt after Charles Eisen. woodcut tailpieces & title vignette. The Hague Paris: Delalain, 1776. cfCohen-De Ricci 321. cfQuérard II 578. (6) Lettres D&#146;Une Chanoinesse De Lisbonne À Melcour, Officier François, Suivies De L&#146;Épître Intitulée Ma Philosophie, Et De Quelques Poésies Fugitives. Seconde Édition. 8vo. pp. 228. with half-title. 2 engraved plates, 3 engraved headpieces & 3 engraved culs-de-lampe by E. De Ghendt, A.J.Duclos, & Massard after Charles Eisen & C.P.Marillier. woodcut tailpieces & title vignette. The Hague Paris: Delalain, 1771. Cioranescu 25126. cfCohen-De Ricci 318.(7) Mes Nouveaux Torts, Ou Nouveau Mélange De Poésies, Pour Servir De Suite Aux Fantaisies. 8vo. pp.xxvii, 300. with half-title. 2 engraved plates (incl. frontis.) by E. De Ghendt & C.S.Gauchier after C.P.Marillier. woodcut ornaments & title vignette. Amsterdam Paris: Monory, 1775. First Edition, but without &#145;Pierre le Grand&#146;, issue with Monory imprint. Cohen-De Ricci 320-21. cCioranescu 25151. Lewine p. 153. Quérard II 578. (8) Les Victimes De L&#146;Amour, Ou Lettres De Quelques Amans Célèbres; Précédées D&#146;Une Pièce Sur La Mélancolie, Et Suivies D&#146;Un Poème Lyrique. 8vo. pp. 131, [1 leaf]. engraved frontis. by Lebeau after C.P.Marillier. woodcut ornaments & title vignette. Amsterdam Paris: Delalain, 1776. First Edition. Cioranescu 25158. Quérard II 578. Not in Cohen-De Ricci. (9) Épître À L&#146;Ombre D&#146;Un Ami, Suivie De deux Odes, & de quelques Idées sur Corneille. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-45. lacking half-title? engraved frontis. b [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire anti-philosophique pour servir de Commentaire & de Correctif au Dictionnaire Philosophique, & aux autres Livres qui ont paru de nos jours contre le Christianisme. Ouvrage dans lequel on donne en abrégé les preuves de la Religion, & la Réponse aux objections de ses adversaires, avec la notice des principaux Auteurs qui l'ont attaquée, & l'apologie des Grands Hommes qui l'ont défendue.

      chez la veuve Girard & François Seguin à Avignon, 1767 - chez la veuve Girard & François Seguin à Avignon,1767, in 8 (20 x 12,5 cm), XX + 451 pages. Reliure en veau blond de l'époque, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre rouge, caissons, fers et titre dorés, tranches rouges. +++++++ Première édition de cet ouvrage du bénédictin Louis-Mayeul Chaudon (1757-1817) Célèbre réponse au Dictionnaire philosophique de VOLTAIRE et aux ouvrages des Encyclopédistes. Tout en rendant justice aux talents d'écrivain de Voltaire, l'auteur repoussait avec force ses attaques contre la religion, mais il conserva l&#146;anonymat pour échapper aux sarcasmes de Voltaire. L'édition de 1767 ne comprend qu'un seul ouvrage alors que la seconde édition en 1769, fortement augmentée en comptera deux, ainsi que les éditions qui suivirent. Chaudon est aussi l'auteur du célèbre Nouveau dictionnaire historique - Reliure en bon état avec infimes manques aux coiffes, intérieur très frais, à noter que les gardes ont des marges jaunies, Bon exemplaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zauberflöte, eine große Oper in zwey Akten. Nach der Originalpartitur im vollstaendigen Klavierauszug von A. E. Müller I. u. II. Akt. 2 Teile in 1 Band. (Pl.Nr. 660 bzw. 716). Leipzig, A. Kühnel bzw. C.F. Peters (Bureau de Musique 1809) Quer-4°. 2 gest. Titelblätter mit großer Illustration von F. A. Brückner, 59 S.; 77 S. mit gest. Noten, Hlwd. Ende 19. Jhdt.

      - RISM M 4790 (5 Nachweise, davon nur 1 Ex. in Deutschland) - nicht in Slg. Hoboken und BSB - KV 620.- Frühe und seltene, gestochene Ausgabe; die zwei Akte wurden nacheinander veröffentlicht (der II. Akt bei Peters) und enthalten beide das gestochene Titelkupfer (zwei Sphinx-Gestalten vor dem Kegel zweier Pyramiden sitzend). - Müller (1767-1817) war u.a. Thomaskantor in Leipzig. - Abzug auf starkem Papier.

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        LES SENS, POEME EN SIX CHANTS.

      - 1767. Londres (Paris). 2ème édition. 1 vol. in-8: (2 ff.: front., titre gravé et illustré), XVI pp. d'épître dédicatoire, 174 pp., (bl.). Plein veau raciné. Dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, roulette sur les coupes, intérieur marbré. Bon état extérieur et intérieur. Cohen 339-340. Quérard II, 730. La très belle illustration d'Eisen et de Wille, gravée par de Longueil, est en deuxième tirage (la 1ère édition date de 1766). Elle comporte 1 frontispice, 1 titre gravé, 6 figures hors-texte, 6 vignettes et 2 culs-de-lampe. Le titre gravé n'existe que dans cette deuxième édition et en fait sa valeur. Ce livre, très élégamment illustré, surtout par Eisen, est l'un des plus beaux et des plus typiques " illustrés " du XVIIIème siècle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Icelandic Falcon]

      [Nuremberg 1767 - 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. Fine hand-coloured engraved plate.

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        Description, Vertus et Usages de sept cents dix-neuf Plantes, tant étrangères que de nos climats; et de cent trente-quatre animaux, en sept cents trente planches. Gravées en taille-douce, sur les desseins d'après nature, de M. de Garsault, par MM. de Fehrt, Prevost, Duflos, Martinet, &cc. Et rangées suivant l'ordre du livre intitulé Matière Médicale de M. Geoffroy. Ouvrage utile à toutes Matières Médicales, aux Artistes, aux Personnes charitables, & à tous ceux qui préparent eux-mêmes leurs Médicaments.

      - Paris, P. Fr. Didot Le Jeune, 1767. 6 volumes. 8vo (215 x 140 mm). pp. xiv, (2), 472, 20, with 3 engraved titles and 729 engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, spines with 5 raised bands, richly gilt ornaments, red and green gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt borders and gilt ornaments at corners. A rare complete set together with the text volume, which is an explanation to the plates. This last volume is lacking in most copies. François Alexandre Pierre de Garsault (1691-1778) was a French botanical artist and naturalist. He wrote several works on horses of which 'Le Nouveau Parfait Maréchal' is best known. The plates of the present work are all engraved by Garsault. "Five volumes of engravings were published by Garsault in June 1764, a volume of text in 1765 (Explication abrégée). The two were reissued in 1767 with the above title. Thellung states that 336 species are provided with binary names, but that 282 specific names are uninomial whereas 71 are polynominal. Thellung, however makes a plea to accept the binary names." (Stafleu & Cowan, listing a wrong number of plates 728!, and stating 'Only one copy seen'). Plates 1-643 depict plants, the remaining zoological matter. A beautifully bound copy.Stafleu & Cowan 1961; Nissen BBI, 687. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Esposizione anatomica della struttura del corpo umano. si aggiungono.una dissertazione sopra l'incertezza de segni della morte e 5 tavole dell'antropologia del Drake.seconda edizione veneta accresciuta e corretta. Tomo primo (e secondo).

      Tom. Bettinelli, Venezia 1767 - [Figurato medicina] (cm. 24) Vol 2. Bella piena pergamena originale. Titoli manoscritti al dorso. -cc. 4 nn, pp. 384 + 9 tavv. f.t.; -pp. 372 + 7 tavv. f.t. Tutte incise in rame e più volte ripiegate. Molto belle sono le prime 4 tavv. dall' Eustachius e le 5 tavv. del Drake. Opera celebre molte volte ristampata e ricercata per la ricca iconografia. Edizione rara manca a Choix, Waller, Weil e Dawson. per notizie cfr. Hirsch VI 297 e Choulant "anatomic illustration" pag. 289. L'Autore (1669- 1760) danese, fu profesore a parigi, allievo di Haller, e uno dei più grandi anatomisti del suo tempo. Questa opera è il risultato di 30 anni di studio. Insiginificante forellino di tralo alle ultime carte del secondo volume, in parte restaurato, altrimenti esemplare molto bello, nitido e fresco. Una copia solo in Blake "National Library of Medicine" pag. 492. [f. 80] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JESUITAS] COLECCIÓN GENERAL DE LAS PROVIDENCIAS HASTA AQUÍ TOMADAS POR EL GOBIERNO sobre el estrañamiento y ocupación de temporalidades DE LOS REGULARES DE LA COMPAÑÍA, que existían en los Dominios de S. M. DE ESPAÑA, INDIAS, E ISLAS FILIPINAS á conseqüencia del Real Decreto de 27 de Febrero, y Pragmática-Sancion de 2 de Abril de este año.

      - 3 partes en un volumen. PARTE PRIMERA: 104 pp. PARTE SEGUNDA: 91 pp. PARTE TERCERA: 135 pp. Un volumen en pergamino de época. 21x15. Imp. de la Real Gazeta. Madrid, 1767-69. LIBROS ANTIGUOS JESUÍTAS

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