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        Aretaei Cappdocis Medici Insignis Ac Vetustissimi Libri Septem a Junio Paulo Crasso Patavino

      Amandum König, Argentorati (strasbourg) 1768 - Reliure d'époque, dos à nerfs, fleurons dans caissons dorés, tranches rouges. Titre, 12p, (1), 286p, 50p index. Bandeaux, culs de lampes. Imprimé par Jonas Lorenz. Bel ouvrage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rossignol]
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        A DEFENCE OF MY UNCLE. Translated from the French

      Printed for S. Bladon. London.,1768. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.2 inches). iv, viii, 172pp. Complete copy in contemporary full tan calf binding. Raised bands. Red title label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Rubbing and wear to the edges. Front board with thin strip of the leather missing from bottom outer corner, exposing the board beneath. Internally a clean and tight copy of this scarce satirical work. Housed in a green cloth covered clam shell case, with dark green leather label to spine, lettered in gilt. Published in French the previous year, this anonymous translation does not appear to have been reprinted in England after this edition. Writing as the nephew of the late Abbe Bazing(sic), Voltaire defends his Philosophie de l'Histoire, published in 1765, against what he considers libels from Pierre Larcher in his supplement to the work. The book includes chapters on such diverse subjects as The Chinese, India, The Alcoran, Men of different colours, Sodomy, Bestiality, & Incest.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        THE PRINCESS OF BABYLON. Translated from the French of M. de Voltaire

      London: Printed for S. Bladon, in Pater-Noster-Row,. 1768. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1] 2-169 [170: blank], collates A1 B-I8 K-L8 M5,. rebound in fairly recent quarter green leather and cloth, spine panel lettered and ruled in gold.. Lacks the half title leaf. Spine panel lightly rubbed, some minor. scattered foxing to the text block, but overall internally very. clean. (#91090). First edition in English. "Formosanta, the only daughter of Belus, king of Babylon, is eighteen and beautiful beyond description. Separated from her lover, Amazan, she travels the world to find him. Accompanied by a sage phoenix, she visits such distant lands as China and Scythia (providing Voltaire ample opportunity for satiric comment along the way). In the end the lovers are united and marry. One of Voltaire's finest romances." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 1-88. Reginald 14721. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978).

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        La Princesse de Babilone

      A Geneve [but London] 1768. . 8vo, 184 pp. Some occasional light foxing. Modern calf, black spine label. A pirated printing of the first edition. French text.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        4 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates (410 x 285mm) from Ridinger's 'Thierreich, Augsburg 1768'.

      - The following animals are shown: Camelus Bactrianus/ Bactrianisches Kamel/ Chameau Bactrien; Camelus/ Weisses Kamel/ Dromadaire blanc; Dromedarus/ Dromedar mit zwei Höckern/ Dromedaire avec deux bosses; Camelus/ Braunes Kamel mit einem Höcker/ Dromedaire bai avec une seule bosse. The letterpress is in Latin, German and French. Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767) was a German painter, engraver, draughtsman and publisher. He was famous for his engravings of animals, particularly horses, hounds and hunting scenes.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Joannes Jacobus Haidius pictor et chalcographus

      [Nuremberg] 1768 - A striking mezzotint portrait of Johann Jakob Haid, by Haid's son and business partner, after the 1766 original portrait by Graff. Johann Jakob Haid came from a German family of artists and printmakers. Haid worked initially with the animal painter Johann Elias Ridinger, but he soon went on to found a well-known publishing house in Augsburg. This portrait is from a series which pictured those most closely involved in the publication of Trew's Plantae Selectae , and was originally bound into that great botanical work. Mezzotint, on laid paper.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Histoire Du Règne De Louis XIII, Roi De France Et De Navarre.

      Paris: 'Chez Les Libraires Associés', 1768. - 3 Volumes. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., xii, 691; 2 p.l., 820; 2 p.l., 770, [2]errata. complete with half-titles. 3 engraved headpieces. woodcut title vignettes, ornaments & initials. contemporary mottled calf, spines richly gilt (bit rubbed, corners bumped, some light foxing & browning, paper labels on lower spines). First Edition. Brunet 23671. Cioranescu 32396. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        Briefe, antiquarischen Inhalts. Erster und zweyter Theil in 2 Bänden (alles Erschienene)

      Berlin, Nicolai 1768 (-1769) - Erste Ausgabe. Goed. IV/I, 414, 109; Muncker 415 f. u. 418; Seifert 408; Dorn 234-235. - Der erste Band in der Korrekturfassung 'b', in einem Exemplar auf quergestreiftem, 'römischen' Papier (vgl. Brief von Nicolai an Lessing vom 6.12.1768), mit dem korrigierten Titelblatt und den Lesarten 'Doch indeß zugegeben' auf S. 62 und 'Saphir' auf Seite 194. Mit dem Druckfehlerverzeichnis am Ende von Band 1. - Vereinzelte kleine Braunflecken im weißen Rand von Band 1, jedoch sonst schönes sauberes Exemplar 3 Bl., 256 S., 1 Bl. Druckf.; 1 Bl., 276 Seiten, 1 w. Blatt, 2 Kupfertafeln von Meil nach Tischbein Halbpergament mit Buntpapierbezug, Grünschnitt, Kl.8° [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        A Voyage Round the World, In His Majesty's Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron. In which is Contained, a faithful Account of the several Places, People, Plants, Animals, etc. seen on the Voyage: And among other Particulars, A minute and exact Description of the Streights of Magellan, and of the Gigantic People called Patagonians. Together with an accurate Account of Seven Islands lately discovered in the South Seas. By an Officer on Board the said Ship. Printed for J. Newbery and F. Newbery, 1767. Second edition, [4],186pp., without the final advert leaf, engraved frontispiece and a further 2 engraved plates, frontis., and title-page becoming loose, pencil ownership signature to title "Colonel [George Abbas Kooli]

      Printed for S. Baker and G. Leigh 1768 - First edition, [4],viii,257,[1]pp., with half-title and engraved frontispiece, cont. half calf, marbled paper boards, hinges slightly cracked, head and foot of spine worn with some light worming to raised bands, marbled paper on lower board peeling, but overall internally a clean and bright copy. Of the first work Hill notes "This account of John Byron's circumnavigation is usually ascribed to midshipman Charles Clerke, who later sailed on all three of Captain Cook's voyages.". Of the second work, Byron was midshipeman aboard the Wager when it was wrecked off the Chilean coast, and he provides a vivid account of the privations endured by the survivors. The author's grandson Lord Byron drew upon the Narrative as a source for his epic poem 'Don Juan'. Hill, 311 & 232. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Forest Books, ABA-ILAB]
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        The Good Natur'd Man: A Comedy. As Performed at the Theatre-Royal In Covent-Garden

      W. Griffin, London 1768 - 76 pp. 8vo, (*3),B-L8,K6. "He worked on his `Good Natur'd Man' diligently at intervals during 1766, and in the following year it was completed. It's literary merits, as might be expected, were far above the average; it contained two original characters, the pessimist Croaker and the pretender Lofty; and, following the precedent of Fielding, it borrowed the material of one of the most effective scenes from those `absurdities of the vulgar' which it author held to be infinitely more diverting than so called high life." [see: CBEL Vol. X, p211]. First issue with one page Epilogue.ROTHSCHILD 1031. Owner inscription front cover paste-down, modest age-toning, backstrip joints rubbed. Late 19th century full brown calf. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Histoire de l'admirable Don Quichotte de la Manche, Traduite de l'Espagnol de Michel de Cervantes. Enrichie des belles figures dessinées de Coypel & gravées par Folkema & Fokke, 6 Bände (tomes, vols)

      Amsterdam / Leipzig, Arkstée & Merkus, 1768. - Alle Titelblätter mit gestochener Titelvignette (bildhafte Darstellung). Außerdem mit 31 ganzseitigen Kupferstichen (avec 31 gravures pleine page; with 31 full-page engravings). französich 3000 Sehr gutes Exemplar; Seiten überwiegend sauber, nur partiell leicht fleckig; auch die Kupferstiche in sehr gutem Zustand (tr?s bon copie, pages plut?t propres, avec seulement quelques taches; les gravures en excellent état; very good copy , pages mostly clean, slightly stained only partially; also the copperplate engravings in excellent condition). Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). 7 Bl., 370 S., 1 Bl. 369 S., 3 Bl., 371 S., 4 Bl., 453 S., 4 Bl., 420 S., 4 Bl., 422 S., 1 Bl. Vollständiges Werk in 6 Bänden. Mehrfarbig marmorierte Pbde. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf rotem Rückenschild.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        l'infortunée sicilienne, histoire et aventures galantes et tragiques d'Adelaide de Messine: Nouvelle édition, ornée de figures en taille-douce.

      Chez Cailleau 1768 - - Chez Cailleau, A Paris 1768, In 12 (10x17cm), (4) 167pp., (4) 116pp. (4), relié. - L'édition originale date de 1722. La première édition illustrée a été publié en 1742, elle-même contenant cinq fig. non signées. Toutes les éditions de ce roman paraissent peu courantes. La page de titre ne contient pas le nom de l'auteur. La mode des histoires exotiques a ajouté un premier titre qui ne se trouve pas dans les autres éditions, et qui pourrait faire confondre cet ouvrage avec celui de Claude-François Lambert : L'infortunée sicilienne, ou mémoires et aventures de la comtesse Carini (1743). Absent à Cohen (LIvres à fig. XVIIIe). Plein Veau blond d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en veau brun. Agréable exemplaire. Le roman commence par une brève histoire de la Sicile qui place son destin sous le signe de la tragédie. La Sicile est dominée par l'Espagne quand débute cette histoire aux multiples péripéties, et dont le modèle est à aller chercher encore vers Héliodore et les romans grecs. (4) 167pp., (4) 116pp. (4) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mélanges Historiques, Critiques, de Physique, de Littérature et de Poésie.

      Chez Merlin 1768 - 3 tomes en 4 volumes in-8 ( 205 X 125 mm ) de 2ff. XVI. 322pp. + 1f. pp.323-692. + 1f. 442pp. 8 planches gravées hors-texte dont 4 dépliantes. + 1f. 298pp. 1f., plein veau porphyre, dos lisses ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches marbrées. ( Reliures de l'époque ). Edition Originale. Oeuvres diverses du baron d'Orbessan ( 1709-1801 ) qui occupait les fonctions de président à mortier au parlement de Toulouse. Le premier volume contient l'histoire du fameux général romain Lucullus dans le second on trouve la relation détaillée du voyage en Italie effectué par l'auteur en 1749. Le troisième volume réunit divers mémoires intéressants sur des sujets d'histoire antique, de physique ou d'histoire naturelle: "Essai sur les serpens sacrés" ( pp.136-172 ), "Essai sur les Roses" ( pp.297-337 ), "Dissertation sur la Violette" ( pp.338-357 ), "Mémoire sur le Vésuve" ( pp.358-377 ), etc. Ce volume est notamment illustré de 8 planches gravées dont 4 dépliantes représentant des pièces d'archéologie. Enfin, le quatrième et dernier volume rassemble les discours, poésies, traductions et autres morceaux littéraires de l'auteur. Trois coiffes usées sinon bel exemplaire. Litterature edition-originale [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        Sehr geheim und nunmehro frey entdeckte experimentirte Kunst-Stücke, Die schönsten und raresten Farben zu verfertigen ;

      bey Adam Jacob Spiekermann,, Zittau und Görlitz, 1768 - 4 parties reliées en 1 vol. pt in-8, 6 ff, 688 p., 10 ff. de tables (Register), 4 ornements, soulignures et notes marginales anciennes à l'encre noire, reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à nerfs, orné de fleurons dorés, (dorures estompées), tranches rouges, à l'intérieur traces de mouillures et papier roussi. Deuxième édition,beaucoup plus complète que la première de 1753, elle se compose de 3 parties et d'un supplément de 78 p. sur l'Alchimie et la fabrication de la pierre philisophale. Rare ouvrage d'alchimie en allemand.

      [Bookseller: Nicole Perray]
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        Poems

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall, 1768 - Contains the first appearance of "The Fatal Sisters", "The Descent of Odin", and "The Triumphs of Owen". It was Dodsley who first suggested publishing Gray's collected poems in an inexpensive format (a Glasgow edition by Foulis appeared a few months later); characteristically, Gray refused any payment. Attractive copy of this important edition First Collected Edition, complete with half-title and final blank. Thick Paper Issue. 8vo (7 x 4-1/2 inches). . Bound in full green levant extra, a.e.g., gilt spine, bound by Riviere & Son. Fine. Bookplate of G. Walter Steeves. Rothschild 1071 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        racte de Cohoes, sur la Riviere des Mohawks.(New York)

      London 1768 - Engraving with hand-coloring. Sketch'd on the Spot by his Excellency Governor Pownal. Painted by Paul Sandby, & Engraved by Wm. Elliot. London. Printed for John Bowles at No. 13. in Cornhill, Robert Sayer at No. 5 in Fleet Street, Thos. Jefferys the Corner of St. Martins Lane in the Strand, Carington Bowles at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, and Henry Parker at No. 82 in Cornhill. Sheet size: 17 x 23". Inventory#: p1067pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique , Ou Économie Générale De Tous Les Biens De Campagne; La Maniere De Les Entretenir & De Les multiplier; Donnée Ci-Devant Au Public Par Le Sieur Liger. Neuviéme Édition Augmentée Considérablement, & Mise En Meilleur ordre; .

      Saillant, Paris 1768 - .avec la vertu des simples, l' Apothicairerie; les decisions du droit françois sur les matieres rurales; et enrichie de figures en taille-douce par M*** =Frontis - portada - 4h. - 916pp. - 14 láminas = y = portada - 3h. - 894pp. - 13h. y 21 láminas, más 2 láminas plegadas. Total 39 láminas. También bellamente ilustrado entretexto con 47 grabados xilográficos. =Ejemplar completo, algo cansado. Size: 2 Vols. En 4º [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Le droit de la guerre et de la paix. Nouvelle traduction, par Jean Barbeyrac. Avec les notes de l'auteur même, qui n'avoient point encore paru en Francois; & de nouvelles notes du traducteur. Zwei Bände.

      Basel, Emanuel Tourneisen, 1768. - 3 Bl., XXXII, 516 S. und 2 Bl., 471 S., 35 nicht gezählte Seiten (Register), dekorative Lederbände der Zeit auf vier Bünden, mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung, dreiseitigem Rotschnitt und marmorierten Vorsätzen, Titelblätter in rot und schwarz mit gestochenen Vignetten, eine gestochene Kopfvignette (Decken berieben), 26 x 19,5 cm. (Ter Meulen/Diermanse, Bibliographie des écrits imprimés de Hugo Grotius, 1995, Nr. 658). - Es fehlt das Portrait im ersten Band. Titelblätter mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk der Zeit, der erste Band mit kleinem Wurmloch im äußeren weißen Rand, wenige Lagen etwas gebräunt, insgesamt schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach]
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        La Vie et les Aventures surprenantes de Robinson Crusoe. Contenat son Retour dans son Isle, ses autres nouveaux Voyages & ses Reflexions. Traduit de L'Anglois. 6 Volumes (en 3 livres= complet). 6 Bände (in 3).

      Laurent Prault,, Paris, 1768 - Paris, Laurent Prault, 1768. Klein-8°. XVI, 259, 290, X, 240, 267, XI, 258, 213 Seiten, 4 Blatt. Ganzlederbände der Zeit. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. Nouvelle Edition, avec Figures. Neue Ausgabe mit gesamt 13 Kupfern (inklusive 4 Frontispizen). Titelblätter in Rot und Schwarz. Hellbraune Lederbände wenig berieben, bestoßen, wenig fleckig, 1 Blatt Eckausriss, Vortitel mit Anriss jeweils ohne Textverlust. Gutes Exemplar. New edition with illustrations. French language edition. With 13 copper engravings. Title pages printed in black and red. Contemporary leather binding. Cover lightly rubbed, bumped, lightly spotted, one page and one half title with tear and tear out without lost text. Good copy. Ganzlederbände der Zeit. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        Historia del Colegio Viejo de San Bartholomè, mayor de la celebre Universidad de Salamanca: segunda parte. Tomo primero, que contiene las vidas de los cinco eminentissimos, y Excelentissimos Fundadores de los insignes Colegios Mayores de Santa Cruz de Valladolid, de Santiago el Zebedeo, (llamado vulgarmente de Cuenca) de San Salvador de Oviedo, del nombrado de Arzobispo en la Universidad de Salamanca, y del de San Indephonso de Alcalá; y un Catalogo de los excelentes Varones, que han vestido sus Becas. A que siguen las entradas de los que desde el año de 1640 hasta el de 1768 han sido elegidos en el Mayor de San Bartholomè. Escrita por ./

      Andrés Ortega. Madrid 1768 - 28,5 cm. Pergamino época, cierres cuero. Márgenes cortos. Dos grabados con retratos, de Carlos III y del fundador del Colegio, a toda página. 6 viñetas, una en portada y cinco más con retratos encabezando capítulos. Mancha de humedad en primeras páginas (afecta la parte inferior de uno de los grabados) y pequeños puntos en finales. 1058 pp. En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boxoyo Libros S.L.]
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        "Llythyr at holl drigolion Cymru: a elwir Y tair usgol i'r nefoedd : wedi eu sylfaenu ar y tair egwyddorion, neu sylfanenau'r Efengyl, ac a gynhwysir tan y pennau hin: bywyd rhesymmol, ffydd rhesymmol, gobaith rhesimmol "

      [Caerllion Fawr] (i.e. Chester): Argraphwyd Ynghaerlleon gan Read a Huxley. [1768]. "First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, [10], 55, [1]; largely unopened; stitched, as issued, and preserving the original drab lower wrapper (only); a few insignificant tears; very good. & & Advertisement to the Public signed Thomas Edwards, with a 4-p. abstract in English and a 6-p. list of subscribers - theological text otherwise in Welsh throughout. & & OCLC locates only three copies, none in the U.S. ESTC adds Oxford and suggests a date of 1785."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Analyse des infiniment petits ( ), Suivie d'un nouveau Commentaire pour l'intelligence des endroits les plus difficiles de cet Ouvrage ( ). Suivie d'un nouveau commentaire pour l'intelligence des endroits les plus difficiles de cet ouvrage, par l'auteur du Guide des jeunes mathematiciens dans l'etude des Lecons de mathematique de M. l'abbe de la Caille.

      Avignon, Chez Jean Desaint, Charles Saillant, C. Joseph Panckoucke, Durand neveu, 1768.. In-8, plein veau d'epoque marbre, dos a nerfs orne de compartiments fleuronnes et cloisonnes, piece de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges (mors frottes et fendilles), (4), xxxj, (1), 380 p., 8 planches depliantes in fine. Le premier livre en francais a traiter de calcul differentiel, compose sur la base des cours que l'auteur recut de Jean Bernoulli et des travaux de Leibniz. Cette edition contient les commentaires du mathematicien Avignonnais Henri Aime Paulian (1722-1801), qui retrace dans son importante preface, la genealogie de la decouverte du calcul differentiel et sa reception en France. (Poggendorff 1, 1146 Sotheran, 'Suppl' 1, 1414). Exemplaire de premier prix de mathematique offert en avril 1779 "au sieur Dumont" par "Denis Dupeage"..

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        The Grecian orders of architecture. Delineated and explained from the antiquities of Athens. to which are added remarks concerning publick and private edifices with designs.

      J. Dixwell London 1768 - First edition. Folio (47 x 30 cms), 78pp., engraved vignette on the title, 28 engraved plates (7 folding), 6 large engraved vignettes in the text, 4 pages of subscribers, some offsetting, bookplate, contemporary half calf,neat repairs to binding, an excellent copy. Provenance: bookplate of Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford Riou (1720-1780) was studying in Athens at the same time as Stuart and Revett were making their drawings of Grecian antiquities, and it is to Stuart that he dedicated this work. Riou attempts "to establish documents for three orders and to make a modulary division of all their component parts for practical uses" based on his belief that the three Grecian orders were "alone sufficient to answer all the purposes in building". Blackmer; Harris 746. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire Naturelle. Suite du Regne Animal. Oiseaux.

      . 11 S. und 22 Kupferstiche von Benard nach Martinet. Aus Diderot, D. und J. d'Alembert: "Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers". Recueil des Planches (Tafelband) VI. Paris, Briasson/David/LeBreton, 1768. Folio. (Gebunden, ohne Einband, unbeschnitten).. Pl. XXX-L und Pl. L Bis (Klassifikation der Vögel aufgrund der Schnabel- und Fußform nach Barrere).- (= alles in der Enzyklopädie zum Thema Vögel erschienene).- Bildgröße jeweils ca. 32 x 21 cm (Plattenrand ca. 36 x 23 cm).- Text Französisch.- Zeigt exotische Vögel wir Strauß, Pelikan, Flamingo, Madagarskarelster, Pharaonenhuhn, Santo-Domingo-Sperling, Tukan, Nashornvogel, Bärtiger Cayennevogel, Dominikanischer Feigenschnabel, sowie europäische Arten wie Grünfink, Dompfaff, Haselhuhn, Heidelerche, Milan, Seeadler, Alpengeier, Ohreule, Kranich u.v.m.- Bis auf vereinzelte kleine Braunfleckchen sehr schön.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat DIDEROT]
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        Hirschjagd, "Den 3ten Octobris Anno 1765 wurde bey Sr. Herzoglichen Durchlaucht dem Regierenden Herrn Herzogen von Würtemberg in einem gesperrten Jagen in dem Auracher Oberforst - Ambt Metzinger Hueth ein ungemein starker Hirsch von 18 Enden wie dises Kupfer zaiget von Sr. H. Fürstl.en Eminenz dem Herrn Cardinalen von Roft Bischoffen zu Constanz geschossen".

      . Kupferstich v. J.E. Ridinger, 1768, 27,8 x 23 (H). Thienemann, Nr. 327 - Aus "Genaue und richtige Vorstellung der wundersamsten Hirschen sowohl als anderer besonderlicher Tiere, ..".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Lettere critiche, giocose, morali, scientifiche, ed erudite decima edizione veneta in cui dall'autore si è ampliata ogni lettera con nuova aggiunta, e si sono sparsamente accresciute trenta Lettere di nuovo, e vario argomento.

      Appresso Andrea Recurti,, In Venezia, 1768 - Dieci volumi di cm. 18, pp. oltre 2.000 complessive. Bel ritratto dell'autore inciso in rame all'antiporta dle primo volume. Affascinante legatura coeva in cartonato ricoperto di carta dipinta con titoli manoscritti su tasselli ai dorsi. Solo un apiccola mancanza alla ricopertura del dorso del primo volume, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera principale del Costantini, avvocato e scrittore veneziano, dal 1752 iscritto all'Accademia degli Agiati di Rovereto. Ci offre una vasta raccolta di dissertazioni sui più svariati soggetti fino a comporre un quadro completo ed interessante di certi ambienti del Settecento. Fra le lettere: "Pregiudizi de' piccoli paesi, Luna abitata, Il carnovale, Il giuoco, Intorno al veleno della vipera, segreto di far l'oro, Grattare le orecchie, La caccia de' corvi, ecc.". Si tratta della migliore edizione di quest'opera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        12 Volumes] THE WORKS OF JONATHAN SWIFT, D.D. DEAN OF ST. PATRICK';S, DUBLIN, ACCURATELY REVISED IN SIX VOLUMES. ADORNED WITH COPPER PLATES; WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR';S LIFE, AND NOTES HISTORICAL AND EXPLANATORY BY JOHN HAWKESWORTH [8 Volumes, with] LETTERS, WRITTEN BY THE LATE JONATHAN SWIFT... FROM THE YEAR 1703 TO 1740 [4 Volumes]

      London: Published and printed variously by C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, R. and J. Dodsley, W. Bowyer, L. Davis C. Reymers, W. Johnston, T. Davies, R. Davis, H. Woodfall, W. Strahan, J. Rivington, W. Owens, R. Baldwin, T. Longman, 1768. First Edition Thus. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Quarto. Volume I: [2], 8, 43, xviii, 184, [2], viii, 4, 286; Volume II: [4], 231, [4], 176, (restarting at 157)-182; Volume III: [2], vi, iii, 38 [inserted half title] 39-191, [6], 253; Volume IV: [8], 318, [2], ii, 237; Volume V: [4], 258, [4], 144 (printer error in pagination skipping to) 153-232; Volume VI: [4] 210, [2], iii, 218; Volume VII: [lacking half title], iii-viii, 230, iv, 49, 58-221; Volume VIII: xxiii, 278, vii, 196, 195-279, publishers advertisement on verso; Volume X: xxxi, 288; Volume XI: [2], viii, 322; Volume XII: viii, 295; Volume XIII: viii, 320. This is the first of the important Hawkesworth editions, lacking Volume IX and the supplementary Volume XIV which were published in 1775 and 1779 respectively, the last of the volumes printed. Given the nearly 25-year span over which the printing took place it is remarkably difficult to find sets of this edition complete. Volumes I-VI (1755); VII (1763-4); VIII (1765); X-XI (1766); XII-XIII (1768); [lacking Volumes IX (1775) and XIV (1779)]. Full bound in contemporary mottled calf with morocco title and volume labels (through numbered I-XII) with some chipping and loss. 19th century rebacks to some volumes; more recently, damage to spines and boards have been repaired; though there is cracking and tenderness to some spines, they are now relatively stable. All volumes offered are from the First Quarto Edition except the Letters X & XI which appear to be a reprint dated the same year as the First Edition. Volume X states "New Edition," and both X & XI have a variant collation from what Teerink suggests; both appear complete. All volumes complete but for Volume VII which is lacking a half title. All 26 full-page copperplate engravings plus 4 pages of Cantata are present as called for by Teerink. Notably, the same engravings were used for the octavo editions. Only the quarto edition has a large frame around the image to make it congruous to the page size. This copy belonged to Sir John Frederick, Baronet of Burwood House and bears his very tasteful engraved bookplate in most volumes. (Teerink 87). Very Good binding.

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        Gustaviade, hjälte-dikt i tolf sånger.

      + Försök om Epopée, poëme epique eller hjälte-dikt. Stockholm, tryckt hos directeuren Lars Salvius, 1768. Med kobberstukket portræt af Gutav Vasa efter L. Parsch, stukket af P. Floding 1768; samt med 8 kobberstukne nodeplancher. (4) + 167 + 40 s. Eksemplar på skrivepapir indbundet med helt guldsnit i samtidigt, lidt slidt helskind med farvet titelfelt og gulddekorationer på ryggen.. Med dedikation fra forfatteren til Madame d' Hasselgren. Forfatteren hed frem til 1767 Brander, men skiftede efter at være blevet adlet til Skjöldebrand. Meget sjældent med portrættet af Gustav Vasa

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        Poems by Mr. Gray

      London: J. Dodsley, 1768. Octavo, with the rare half-title; contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf, spine worn, joints worn but firm, a charming copy in contemporary calf, preserved in a folding cloth case. First edition, second issue with the contents at page 121. This is the first London edition and includes the famous 'Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard': 'a new beauty, and a music of its own' (CHEL). The Elegy was completed in 1750 and sent in manuscript to Walpole, who circulated it freely, causing a distressed Gray to send it to Dodsley for publishing to protect himself. Despite Dodsley's best efforts to deprive the poem of syntactical sense (replace 'awake' with 'asleep' Gray poignantly advised his printer), he produced several editions including this important collection. This is the copy of the English politician and man of letters Augustine Birrell, who famously once said "Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one

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        Elementa metallurgiæ speciatim chemicæ conscripta atque observationibus, experimentis et figuris aeneis illustrata. Stockholm, printed by Johan. Edman at the Uppsala Royal Academy for Carol. Abr. Askergren, 1768. 8vo. With engraved title, engraved scene with coat of arms above dedication, and folding engraved plate. Contemporary tanned half sheepskin.

      DSB XIV, pp. 144-145; Hoover 857; Poggendorff II, col. 1252. First edition of Wallerius's lectures on metallurgy at the University of Uppsala. After a general introduction covering the mechanical and chemical properties of metals, as well as economic and legal aspects, the lectures discuss the location and extraction of metals, smelting, working and alloying(?), the properties of metals, and their uses in manufacturing. Old manuscript ownership and library notes in ink on inside front cover. Very good copy, with only one small marginal tear and an occasional spot. Binding slightly rubbed, but also very good.

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        GENERAL WOLFE'S INSTRUCTIONS TO YOUNG OFFICERS:

      London, printed for J. Millan, 1768.Also his orders for a Battalion and an Army. Together with the orders and signals used in embarking and debarking an army by flat - bottom'd boats, &c. And a Placart to the Canadians, to which is prefixed the resolution of the House of Commons for his monument; and his character, and the dates of all his commissions. Also the duty of an adjutant and quarter - master, &c. FIRST EDITION 1768. Small 8vo, bound in sixes, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6¾ x 4 inches, 2 full page plans, pages: Title page with adverts on verso, ix, [3], 1 - 106, bound in full calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, 2 contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, marbled endpapers. Couple of small light indentations to covers, text clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good plus copy of the first edition in an attractive binding. General James Wolfe (1727 ? 1759) was a British Army officer, known for his training reforms but remembered chiefly for his victory over the French in Canada and establishing British rule there. This work is divided into 2 halves: the first contains General Wolfe's orders to the troops stationed at various towns in England and Scotland; the second contains his orders to the troops at various stations in Canada. At the head of the volume is a brief biographical sketch and at the end is the text of the placard which Wolfe published on his arrival in the River St. Lawrence, in 1759, requesting the surrender of the Canadians. Sabin 104987. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF CORSICA, THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THAT ISLAND; AND MEMOIRS OF PASCAL PAOLI ... ILLUSTRATED WITH A NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF CORSICA

      Glasgow: Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1768.. xxiv,382pp. plus folding map (bound before A1). Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked with most of the original backstrip laid down. Bound with the half-title and the terminal blank. Typical offsetting from binding to edges of endleaves, a bit of ink spatter at the fore- edge of the verso of the folded map, and offset then to blank margins of adjacent leaves, with a modicum of scattered foxing and marginal discolorations elsewhere, still an about very good copy. First edition, first form of the map (as appropriate to the first edition) without scale or marginal divisions, E2 is a cancel, as usual, and is in the 'Istria' form; however, Z3 is present in the original, uncorrected state, with the 'Mariana' reading in the penultimate line. D2r is also in the uncorrected state. All but one of the misprints noted by Pottle are present. One of 3500 copies printed. The Tinker copy and one of the Rothschild copies are among those examples with Z3 uncorrected. POTTLE 24. ROTHSCHILD 442 & 443. GASKELL, FOULIS PRESS, 473. ESTC T26157.

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        Voltaire, le Théâtre

      1768 - Suite in quatro d'après GRAVELOT, de 32 gravures de scènes de théâtre, avec un exemplaire à l'eau forte (avant finition au burin) de Socrate Acte II ajouté, d'après GRAVELOT, gravures de Aug. De Saint AUBIN, J.B TILLARD, A.J DUCLOS, De LONGUEIL, J.MASSARD, J.B SIMONET, I.S HELMAN, E. De GHENDT Très bon état des gravures. Format du livre : 20 x 26cm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Signer of the Declaration of Independence William Hooper serves as an attorney in an assault case in 1768

      Manuscript Document Signed "Will. Hooper", as attorney, with substantial portions of the document filled out in Hooper's hand, 1p, 7.5" x 12". Salisbury, North Carolina, September 5, 1768. Salisbury Superior Court, the complaint of planter William Shenwillen [?] of Anson County against James McNett, claiming that the latter: " ... did Beat, Wound and ill treat [Shenwillen] ... so that his life was greatly impaired of and then and there did other wrongs ... to his great Damage and against the Peace of God and our Sovereign Lord..." Some minor ink bleed from docketing on verso, light stain along left margin, minor partial fold separations, two archival tape remnants on verso.Hooper was born in Boston, the son of a Scottish Minister. He graduated from Harvard in 1760 and for the next four years, he read law under the tutelage of James Otis. In 1764, he moved to Wilmington, North Carolina to practice law where, he soon made a name for himself and grew close to the colonial gov

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        Kurzgefaßte Nachricht von den Schicksalen der Aegidierkirche in Nürnberg bey dem ersten Jubilaeo semisaeculari nach ihrer Wiederherstellung aus der Asche und feyerlichen Einweihung herausgegeben und mit Kupferstichen erläutert.

      Nbg., Weigel, 1768.. 23 x 19,5 cm. 8 S. Mit 3 gestoch. Vignetten und 3 Kupferstichen.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXIII, S. 514: "Diakonus Schmidtbauers kurzgefaßte Nachricht von den Schicksalen der Aegidienkirche in Nürnberg, mit Kupferstichen erkläutert v. J.D.T., 1768". - Die drei Kupferstiche zeigen: "Neuer Tempel - Alter Tempel", "Brandstätte nach der Grafischen Abbildung" und "Egitier Kirch samt den Closter in Brand, Nürnberg den 7. u. 8.ten Juli in der Nacht Anno 1696". - Mit Faltspur, gering fleckig, etwas angestaubt. Selten.

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        El Secretario de Banco Español y Francés, en que se contiene el modo de escrivir (sic) en estas dos lenguas las Cartas de Comercio, en todo genero de Negocio y Trafico. Le Secretaire de Banque Espagnol et François.

      Paris - Lyon, Briasson, et alii, Freres Perisse, 1768. - 4to.; XXIII pp., 785 pp., 1 h. Edición bilingüe español - francés en páginas enfrentadas. Ejemplar con taladros de polilla en los márgenes blancos superiores e inferiores, que afectan en las últimas ciento setenta páginas a algunas palabras. Encuadernación de época en piel, con lomera ornada, ligeramente fatigada.

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        Briefe über einige mineralogische Gegenstände an Herrn Peter Camper. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen vermehrt. 2Tle. in 1 Bd. Göttingen, J. Chr. Dieterich 1791. 8°. 6Bll. 228S. mit 8 (gef., 1 kol.) Kupfertafeln, Kart. d. Zt. mit hs. Rtit.

      - Fromm III, 10306.- Meyer (1768 - 1795) war Privatdozent an der Universität Göttingen, wo er zahlreiche naturwissenschaftl. Beiträge aus dem Englischen u. Französischen übersetzte.- Enthält im Anhang des Übersetzers u.a.: "Beschreibung einer kleinen mineralogischen Reise nach den Basaltbergen in der Gegend von Göttingen? u. "Versuch eines vollständigen Verzeichnisses der Mineralien um Göttingen?.- Durchgehend etw. stockfleckig u. gebräunt.

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        LETANIA LAURETANA DE LA VIRGEN SANTISSIMA EN CINCUENTA Y SIETE ESTAMPAS

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1768. 128 pag. 17x11. Compuso en latin Xavier Dornn y la traduccion al espanol fue realizada por Jose Gomez y Miquel. Profusamente ilustrado de Grabados Magnificos de Klauber, Caracterizan al estilo de los Klauber su plena identificacion con los gustos de su tiempo, en las decadas centrales del siglo XVIII. Desde el punto de vista formal, domina la estetica rococo, y desde los contenidos, presiden los juegos de agudeza intelectual. Muy famoso en los siglos XVIII Y XIX por su belleza. Segunda version espanola. Completo. Rarissimo. Ref 13 Biblioteca A.

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        A PLAN OF DISCIPLINE FOR THE USE OF THE NORFOLK MILITIA.

      London, J. Millan, 1768.In three parts. Part I. Containing The Manual Exercise, with Explanations. The Officers Exercise, and Manner of Saluting, And the Halbert Exercise. Part II. Method of Teaching the Exercise. Rules and Directions for Marching and Wheeling. The Prussian and oblique Steps. Marching, Counter - Marching, and Wheeling by Platoons. Exercise by single Companies. Part III. Reviewing, Forming the Battalion, Firings, Evolutions, Mounting and Relieving a Guard, Standing Orders, &c. With an Introduction from Aelian, Vegetius, Folard, K. of Prussia, M. Saxe Wolfe, and the most celebrated Ancient and Modern Authors: The whole represented in the most accurate and expressive Manner, by above 100 Figures, on 55 engraved Plates. Containing several Articles necessary to be known to all Officers, not to be found in any Work of this Kind. To which now is added, the present manual exercise for the army, as ordered by His Majesty and the Adjutant General. With Encampments for Infantry and Cavalry. THE SECOND EDITION greatly improved, 1768. Small 4to, approximately 225 x 170 mm, 8¾ x 6½ inches, 45 engraved plates of drill movements, 7 engraved plans of which 3 folding of manoeuvres and 5 folding tables, pages: [10], vii, [1], xxxii, 197, [1], in some copies the errata leaf is at the end of the volume, here it follows the prelims, bound in modern full blind panelled calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, gilt decoration between gilt raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, edges uncut and printed on laid paper. Pale age - browning to margins, slight foxing to last 3 unnumbered prelims (Contents Table), and to signatures Y, Cc, and last 2 pages of text, small neat old repair to 2 margins, very small closed tear to 1 lower margin, 10 mm (½") ink blot to edge of a lower margin, recurring twice but very tiny, edges of a few pages slightly dusty, small piece missing from 1 margin corner, occasional small pale spot on plates (not foxing), 2 of the 5 folding tables very lightly browned. A very good tight copy, complete with all plates and tables. Part I. Containing the manual exercise, with explanations. The officers exercise, and manner of saluting, and the Halbert exercise - - Part II. Method of teaching the exercise - - Part III. Reviewing, forming the battalion, firings, evolutions, mounting and relieving a guard, standing orders, &c. A 32 page pamphlet in 8vo 'Manual Exercise, with Explanations, as ordered by His Majesty' is bound in at the rear of a few copies of our edition. This was published by J. Millan in 1770 and is announced at the foot of our title page but evidently not supplied until about 2 years later. The six copies of the 1768 edition listed in Copac (libraries in the UK), do not have this pamphlet. It is catalogued in the Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 10, No. 3848. Colonel William Windham (1717 - 1761) came from an old Norfolk family. He travelled widely in Europe and for some time was an officer in one of Queen Maria Theresa's hussar regiments. Back in England he vigorously supported Pitt's scheme for a national militia in 1756, and then helped the Marquis Townshend to form the Norfolk militia regiment in 1757. His Plan of Discipline first published in 1760 came into general use in his own country and later became one of the principal drill manuals in use during the American Revolution. Spaulding & Karpinski, Early Military Books, No. 281 and No. 305 (Boston, 1774); Sabin 104749 - 104755. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        MEMOIRES DE CHIRURGIE, avec quelques remarques historiques sur l'Etat de la Medecine & de la Chirurgie en France & en Angleterre.

      London, J. Nourse, 1768.FIRST EDITION 1768, French text, 2 parts in 2 volumes, complete set. 4to, approximately 260 x 180 mm, 10¼ x 7 inches, 24 fine engraved plates, 2 folding, pages: (10), xvi, (8), xvii, 406, (38); (8), viii, 401 - 828, (28), 13 - (Appendix), a few errors in pagination but collated and guaranteed complete, bound in contemporary polished calf, triple ruled gilt border to covers, gilt decorated raised bands to spines, richly gilt in compartments, 2 gilt lettered morocco labels, edges and endpapers marbled. Bindings worn and slightly stained, upper hinge cracking at top and bottom on Volume I, lower hinge cracking at top and bottom on Volume II, covers securely attached, spines slightly chipped at head and tail, small leather repair to spine on Volume II, small hole in surface on both covers of Volume I, endpapers, half - titles and title pages lightly browned in margins, a few pages age - browned, occasional brown spot, browning to lower margin of last 2 pages in Volume I, 4 pages foxed in Volume II, contents otherwise very nice. Bindings tight and firm, no loose pages. A good clean set of this work on surgery. Georges Arnaud de Ronsil (1698 - 1774) had studied medicine at the College de Saint - Come and had later established himself in London where he built up a reputation as a surgeon. The work contains 11 memoires or papers on different surgical subjects. It opens with a short life of William Hunter with translations into French of his papers on hernia and aneurism with 4 splendid plates drawn by Jan van Rymsdyck. There are also papers on testicles, on hermaphrodites with 6 plates devoted to the subject, 2 further papers on aneurisms. 3 deal with surgical instruments, the first of these describes and illustrates on 5 plates a specially designed chair in which the patient is to be strapped for surgery to be performed. See: A Short Title catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Libarary of Medicine, page 19; Bibliotheca Walleriana, compiled by Hans Sallander, Waller 475; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library Volume II, page 58. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Dictionnaire Typographique, Historique et Critique des Livres Rares, Singuliers, Estimés et Recherchés en Tous Genres

      1768. Paris, Lacombe, 1768. 2 vols. (xii),515pp & (iv),456pp. With the 3pp. Approbation by De La Lande and the Privilege du Roi at the end which is not always present. Typographic and woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary full calf. Spine gilt (rubbed & sl. dam.). On the inside front covers of both volumes inscribed: Livres de la Bibliothèqeu de Gabriel Jean Brac and his wax seal. Important early book-collecting handbook compiled by Jean Baptiste Louis Osmont (1710-1773), a Parisian bookseller. Born into a family of booksellers he had the idea to write a bibliographical dictionary to make known the rarest books, the best editions and the auction prices of the books. It became this work which alphabetically lists the correct editions of over 7000 works. As planned, the entries are annotated with bibliographical information, notes on rarity and auction prices realised. It also gives historical and critical anecdotes about the books. Bigmore & Wyman p. 96: A bibliographical work on rare and best editions, but with little that is specially typographical. It is now superceded by Brunet's manual. And Archer Taylor in his 'Catalogues of Rare Books' says: had a large share in determining the character of later French catalogues of rare books. In this success it resembles Vogt's Catalogus, which similarly determined the character of later French catalogues in Germany during the eighteenth century. Osmont's title suggests and his preface states clearly that he was making a list of choice books suitable for a good private library was well as a list of rare books. (p. 25). In his compilation Osmont was helped by Barthelemy Mercier, Librarian of the Abbey of St.-Genevieve and Albert François Floncel, the Royal censor and owner of a large library of Italian Books. (Brunet 31330; Quérard, VI, 506; Horne p. 539). Very good copy of this bibliography that gives information on the booktrade in the eighteenth century.

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        Opera omnia, nunc primum collecta, in classes distributa, praefationibus & indicibus exornata, studio Ludovici Dutens. Tomus Sextus. In duas Partes distributus, quarum I: Continet Philologicorum continuationem, II. Collectanea Etymologica.

      Genf, Fratres de Tournes 1768.,,. . 4° (ca. 27 x 22 cm). 334, 344 Seiten. Mit einer gefalteter Seite mit Illustration. Halbledereinband mit marmoriertem Überzug. (A large work, measuring approx 27cm x 22cm x 4.5cm. Rebound (once) in half leather with marbled paper covered boards. The spine covering is missing, with only the title label remaining. The leather to board edges and corners is chipped and scuffed, with loss. The front board is hanging on by a thread and the rear board is cracked to spine edge and is shaky. Extremities scuffed and lightly chipped, and the paper to boards browned and worn. There are a couple of white marks to rear board. Internally there are more recent endpapers to front and rear, with a small booksellers sticker to base of inside rear board. The front free endpapers and blanks are attached to front board, but detached from contents. There is very pale foxing/browning in places throughout, with some pale grubbiness. There are some page edge chips and creases in places, with the occasional tear. The plate has a tear and is a little misfolded. There is a pale stain to top inner corner of last 60 or so leaves, and some pale browning/staining to some margins. Else in reasonably clean and tight condition for age.) Zustand: Buchrücken bis auf Titel abhandgekommen, V-Deckel locker, Buchblock jedoch ganz fest, Innen kaum stockfleckig, insgesamt noch guterhaltenes Exemplar.

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        The Narrative of the Honourable John Byron ... containing An Account of the Great Distresses suffered by himself and his companions on the Coast of Patagonia, from the year 1740, till their arrival in England, 1746. With a description of St. Jago de Chile... also a relation of the loss of the Wager Man of War, one of Admiral Anson's Squadron

      London: S. Baker, 1768. Octavo, with a frontispiece; contemporary dark calf, rubbed; old rebacking, spine worn at top; various owners' signatures including a presentation to 'Arthur Cadogan from Genl. Fox'. Byron's famous narrative. First edition. 'Admiral Byron's narrative of the loss of the Wager is one of the most thrilling accounts in the language, and supplied his illustrious descendant with many particulars for the shipwreck in Don Juan' (Sabin). Byron, later a noted Pacific explorer in his own right, and eventually governor of Newfoundland, was known as "foul weather Jack"; he was a midshipman aboard the Wager and his narrative provides a notable supplement to the main account of Anson's voyage. Byron gives 'an account of pillaging, treachery, and murder by the crew, most of whom claimed that since their pay ceased the moment the ship was lost they were no longer subject to military discipline and it was every man for himself. It told of Byron's own living off the sea, without shelter or clothing, on the 'most unprofitable spot on the globe of the earth'; of his going without a full meal for thirteen months; of his living three years in the lands of the Spaniards… and of his eventual return to England… almost five years after the shipwreck' (R.E. Gallagher, Byron's Journal, Hakluyt Society, 1964). It was for this Byron (and not for the poet as was long assumed) that Cook named Byron Bay on the north coast of New South Wales.

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        Viaggio Intorno al Mondo Fatto Dalla Nave Inglese il Delfino Comandata dal Capo Squadra Byron

      Firenze: Giuseppe Allegrini, 1768. Square octavo, engraved frontispiece, 4, 152 pp., a few ink marks on the title-page but remarkably fresh throughout, untrimmed, in serviceable modern boards. Would you like a biscotti? Most uncommon contemporary Italian edition of the famous account of Byron's circumnavigation by Charles Clerke. As would be expected, the edition includes an excellent new version of the famous frontispiece of an English sailor offering a towering Patagonian couple a biscuit. First published in London in 1767, and quickly followed by a French translation, this Italian edition is very scarce. It would appear to be based on the first London edition (because it does not include a short appendix that was included in the second London edition, also of 1767). We have never seen another copy offered for sale. This famous unauthorised account of "Foul-Weather Jack" Byron's command of the Dolphin on the 1764-66 circumnavigation of the globe was published anonymously but is usually attributed to midshipman Charles Clerke who later sailed on all three of Cook's voyages. Byron's voyage to the Pacific was the first major English voyage in the region since Anson, and would become the first part of Hawkesworth's famous compendium of South Sea voyages. This account became the basis for a dozen or more European editions and translations over the next twenty years. Clerke later served with Captain Cook on all three of his voyages, succeeding him as commander of the third voyage but shortly after dying of tuberculosis at Petropavlovsk in August 1779. Byron's expedition was an important precursor of the voyages of Wallis, Carteret and Cook, but its immediate contemporary impact was the sensation created by rumours of Patagonian giants encountered by the expedition. These tall stories gained currency from a report sent in jest by Clerke to the Royal Society (and printed in the Philosophical Transactions for 1767), and from a similar account published in this book. Extraordinarily, the stories seem to have been encouraged by the British government to divert attention from Byron's taking possession of the Falklands (Malvinas), politically the most sensitive and controversial aspect of his voyage. The amusing affair of the Patagonian giants embroiled many great figures of the Enlightenment including Voltaire (see discussion by Helen Wallis in Byron's Journal, ed. Gallagher, appendix III, and by P.G. Adams, Travelers and Travel Liars, ch. II).

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        Viage al estrecho de Magallanes... en los años de 1579 y 1580

      Madrid: Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1768. Small quarto, with three folding plates; a fine large copy, with ample margins, probably one of the large copies, printed on thicker paper, as noted by Sabin; two unobtrusive old stamps on verso of title; contemporary vellum, with original ties and the title lettered in ink on spine. A Mendaña veteran maps the Straits of Magellan. First edition, a lovely tall copy bound in contemporary limp vellum, from the library of the Infantes in exile (see below). This is the first printing - from the manuscript in the Royal Library, Madrid - of this highly important sixteenth-century description of the Straits of Magellan and the first attempt to found a Spanish settlement on is shores. Sarmiento had sailed with Mendaña on the expedition which charted the Solomons in 1568. In 1579 the Viceroy of Peru ordered Sarmiento to the Straits of Magellan to intercept Francis Drake, but he arrived too late and Drake had already continued his circumnavigation. Following his instructions to the letter, Sarmiento then explored and mapped the Strait, before sailing for Spain to convince the government to form settlements there. A sixteen-ship fleet, with Sarmiento as governor of the colonists, sailed from Cadiz in 1581 - but the settlement failed, and Sarmiento fell into English hands and was a prisoner for five years. Nonetheless, Sarmiento's charting of the region was, as J.H. Parry signals (The Discovery of South America, London, 1979, pp. 285-9) 'the most serious and thorough exploration of Magellan's Strait in the sixteenth century - indeed the most thorough exploration ever made before the voyage of the Beagle in the nineteenth century.' In fact the officers of the Beagle were lost in admiration for Sarmiento's explorations, but also for his vainglorious attempts at settlement. Philip Parker King concluded: 'This was the first, and perhaps will be the last, attempt made to occupy a country, offering no encouragement for a human being; a region, where the soil is swampy, cold, and unfit for cultivation, and whose climate is thoroughly cheerless…'. The ghastly fate of the settlement is recounted in the appendix also printed here, which is the harrowing account of Tomé Hernandez, the only survivor of the settlement established by Sarmiento at Rey Don Felipe (or Port Famine as it was aptly named by his rescuer, Thomas Cavendish). An English translation of this work is found in Clements Markham, Narratives of the Voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa, Hakluyt Society, 1895 (pp. 1-205, 352-75). This copy was once owned by Antonio Pascual de Borbón (1755-1817), with his stamp, showing the letters 'S.D.S.Y.D.A.' enclosed within a crowned wreath, alongside the stamp used by the three Infantes, Fernando (later Ferdinand VII of Spain), Antonio (as above) and Francisco, while in exile during the Napoleonic occupation of Spain.

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