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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."

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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, ..".

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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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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        Schriften, In 5 Bänden. Mit einer Einleitung herausgegeben von Andreas Urs Sommer.

      Olms Verlag, Braunschweig -1793. Reprint: Hildesheim 2007. 1768 - 2865 S. HISTORIA SCIENTIARUM "Die vorliegende Reprintausgabe der Schriften Jerusalems hat eine bedeutende Textwelt der religiösen Aufklärung in Deutschland wieder allgemein verfügbar gemacht. Damit dürfte die >Kärrnerarbeit< der theologischen Aufklärungsforschung, von der ein wesentlicher "Beitrag zur Archäologie der Moderne" (Kurt Nowak) zu erwarten ist, künftig um einiges leichter zu bewerkstelligen sein. Darum sei, wenn auch in übertragenem Sinn, mit dem Propheten Jeremia gerufen: "Lasset euch Jerusalem im Herzen sein!" (Jer 50,51)" (Albrecht Beutel, Münster) Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Jerusalem zählte zu den führenden Köpfen der protestantischen Aufklärung in Deutschland, der Neologie. Seine unvollendet gebliebenen Betrachtungen über die vornehmsten Wahrheiten der Religion waren zu ihrer Zeit ein Bestseller, gelang es ihrem Autor doch, christliche Glaubensaussagen auf ein gemeinvernünftiges Fundament zu stellen. Originell sind die Betrachtungen, die hier mit einer Einleitung von Andreas Urs Sommer versehen, wieder vollständig vorliegen, aber vor allem dadurch, dass sie die herkömmliche Heilsgeschichtsschreibung einer theologisch fundierten Geschichtsphilosophie assimilieren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 &#39;Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard&#39;: &#39;a new beauty, and a music of its own&#39; (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&#39;s best efforts to deprive the poem of syntactical sense (replace &#39;awake&#39; with &#39;asleep&#39; 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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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 &#39;Istria&#39; form; however, Z3 is present in the original, uncorrected state, with the &#39;Mariana&#39; 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&#39;s manual. And Archer Taylor in his &#39;Catalogues of Rare Books&#39; says: had a large share in determining the character of later French catalogues of rare books. In this success it resembles Vogt&#39;s Catalogus, which similarly determined the character of later French catalogues in Germany during the eighteenth century. Osmont&#39;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&#39;s Squadron

      London: S. Baker, 1768. Octavo, with a frontispiece; contemporary dark calf, rubbed; old rebacking, spine worn at top; various owners&#39; signatures including a presentation to &#39;Arthur Cadogan from Genl. Fox&#39;. Byron&#39;s famous narrative. First edition. &#39;Admiral Byron&#39;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&#39; (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&#39;s voyage. Byron gives &#39;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&#39;s own living off the sea, without shelter or clothing, on the &#39;most unprofitable spot on the globe of the earth&#39;; of his going without a full meal for thirteen months; of his living three years in the lands of the Spaniards&hellip; and of his eventual return to England&hellip; almost five years after the shipwreck&#39; (R.E. Gallagher, Byron&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s voyages. Byron&#39;s voyage to the Pacific was the first major English voyage in the region since Anson, and would become the first part of Hawkesworth&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s charting of the region was, as J.H. Parry signals (The Discovery of South America, London, 1979, pp. 285-9) &#39;the most serious and thorough exploration of Magellan&#39;s Strait in the sixteenth century - indeed the most thorough exploration ever made before the voyage of the Beagle in the nineteenth century.&#39; In fact the officers of the Beagle were lost in admiration for Sarmiento&#39;s explorations, but also for his vainglorious attempts at settlement. Philip Parker King concluded: &#39;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&hellip;&#39;. 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 &#39;S.D.S.Y.D.A.&#39; 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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        EVERY MAN HIS OWN LAWYER: OR, A SUMMARY OF THE LAWS OF ENGLAND, IN A NEW AND INSTRUCTIVE METHOD ...

      New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, Printer, Bookseller and Stationer, at the Bible and Crown, in Hanover Square, 1768. First American edition, following six London printings. Hardcover. Small loss at the top of the spine, upper cover slightly splayed, moderately rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped, cryptic manuscript notes in old ink at the first blank, previous owner's name and date in old ink at the second blank and again at the final leaf, lightly age tanned and foxed, a Very Good copy.. 12mo, iv, 289 & [12] pages, indexed. Contemporary full brown sheep with a gilt-lettered maroon morocco spine label, the spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, the covers ruled and decorated in blind. Evans/ American Imprints 1648-1797: 10935. This copy with the dated ownership signature of Eldert Symeson: "Eldert Symeson, His Book, August the 7th, 1773." Mr. Symeson was probably from Saratoga County in New York."Every Man" is considered to be the first layman's guide to the law to be published in America. The author, Giles Jacob, was a "British legal writer and literary critic who figures as one of the dunces in Alexander Pope's 1728 Dunciad: 'Jacob, the scourge of grammar, mark with awe, /Nor less revere the blunderbuss of law.'

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        Poems by Mr. Gray

      J. Dodsley, London 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" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Réduite de Partie de la Mer du Nord comprise entre L'Ecosse, Le Dannemark, La Norwege et l'Islande.

      1768 - Paris, Dépôt de la Marine, 1768. 600 x 890mm. A large chart of the eastern North Atlantic and North Sea, with Iceland top left, the Faroe Islands and Norway top right. Denmark bottom right and the Britisish Isles north of Peterborough bottom centre.

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        A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. By Mr. Yorick. A New Edition.

      T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt in the Strand, London 1768 - A "New Edition" issued in the same year as the first edition. Contemporary full leather boards, beautifully rebacked in style with gilt titles and raised bands to spine. New endpapers. Properly trimmed, square, and with good margins. Bound without half-titles, ads, or subscription list. Heraldic crest on p. 38 of Vol. II. Some time-related wear to boards, but internally a fine set. Very neat and tight -- a handsome set of Sterne's last work. [iv+]203,[ii+]208pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      S. Baker, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Giuseppe Allegrini, Firenze 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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

      S. Baker, London 1768 - Octavo, with a frontispiece; a fine copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, front joint cracking but firm. 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 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CONSIDERATIONS ON THE PRESENT STATE OF THE CONTROVERSY BETWEEN THE PROTESTANTS AND PAPISTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND; PARTICULARLY ON THE QUESTION HOW FAR THE LATTER ARE ENTITLED TO A TOLERATION UPON PROTESTANT PRINCIPLES

      London: Printed for A. Millar; and T. Cadell, 1768.. London: Printed for A. Millar; and T. Cadell, 1768.. vii,[1],296,[2]pp. plus 25*-26* Octavo. Contemporary red goatskin decorated in gilt, with standing and seated figures of Liberty, an owl and a cock, for Hollis by John Matthewman. Narrow cracks at crowns and toes of joints, some darkening and slight rubbing at extremities, otherwise a very good copy. Oval signet stamp on preliminary blank. First (British) edition - a Dublin edition appeared the same year. This copy is in an example of the distinctive bindings executed by John Matthewman for the wealthy and somewhat eccentric Thomas Hollis, whose enthusiasm for the principles of liberty extended to having copies of works of which he approved specially bound and presented to libraries and private parties on both sides of the Atlantic. His enthusiasm for this title is reflected by the fact that he presented another copy, in an identical binding, to the British Library (pictured in Nixon) and a copy to the Earl of Shaftesbury (Maggs 1212:138). Boyers and Nichols&#39;s records indicate 750 copies were printed. Blackburne (1705-87), Archdeacon of Cleveland, was a prolific controversialist and generally regarded as unsympathetic to the Catholic cause. The extended title indicates this work is based on two discourses delivered to his clergy in 1765 and 1768. In 1780 he published a highly critical examination of Johnson&#39;s treatment of Milton. ESTC T84941. NIXON 74.

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

      Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, Madrid 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DOCTRINA DE LOS EXPULSOS

      Madrid 1768 - 415, [1] p. ; 4º Encuadernación pergamino época. Buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY. BY MR. YORICK

      London: Becket & De Hondt, 1768. London: Becket & De Hondt, 1768. Second Edition. Hardcover. Clean, attractive, Near Fine copy. Two volumes bound in one. Small octavo (3-3/4" x 6-1/8") bound in contemporary calf recently and sympathetically rebacked with gilt decorations and a gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. With 16-page list of subscribers and with Sterne&#39;s engraved arms on D3v of Volume II. Bound without half-titles and leaf of advertisements. Sterne&#39;s final novel and one of the earliest examples of the "stream-of-consciousness" literary technique. The First Edition sold out within a month, and this followed shortly thereafter.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER and Administration of The Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church Of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as They Are to be Sung or Said In Churches

      Oxford: by T. Wright & W. Gill, 1768. Oxford: by T. Wright & W. Gill, 1768. 1 vol., folio, 16-1/2" x 10-3/4", unpaginated - complete. Bound in fine contemporary full red morocco over cords, gilt decorated spine panels, covers elaborately tooled, gilt dentelles, gilt crest of The Bishop of Oxford to both covers, with the 2 original purple silk page markers, front hinge expertly repaired, head and foot of spine renewed, all edges gilt, patterned pastedowns and endpapers, textblock clean and bright throughout, a FINE COPY.

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        A SIX WEEKS TOUR, THROUGH THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES.

      London W. Nicoll 1768 - NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION, Describing, particularly, I) The present State of Agriculture and Manufactures. II) The different Methods of cultivating the Soil. III) The Success attending some late Experiments on various Grasses, &c. IV) The various Prices of Labour and Provisions. V) The State of the Working Poor in those Counties, wherein the Riots were most remarkable. With Descriptions and Models of such new invented Implements of Husbandry as deserve to be generally known: Interspersed With Accounts of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, and other Objects worthy of Notice. In Several Letters to a Friend. by the Author of the Farmer's Letters. Most Attractive 8vo. Full Contemporary Calf. Spine gilt in compartments. Half Title, Title Page, 284pps. Superb ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        sefer BRIT YITZHAK (Brith Yitzchak, Brit Isaac) likrot bo leil shmini kodem amila vehu tikun lehamshikh khut shel khaser layeled hanolad kefi minhag Sefaradim

      Printed by Gerard Johan (Janson, Gerhard Johann Yanson) at the printing house of Israel Mondov i(Mondavi, Yisra'el), Amsterdam, Holland 1768 - Title within typographic border, with woodcut illustration of the circumcision ceremony by A. Santcroos. Tailpiece consisting of ritual laver, an allusion to the Levitic descent of the editor. Two-page Portuguese dedication to the Sephardic Mohelim. With Haskamah (approbation) of Selomo Salem, Rabbi of the Sephardic community of Amsterdam, previously Rabbi of Belgrade (Serbia) ff. (2), 17, (1). Modern morocco-backed boards. 12mo. Vinograd, Amsterdam number 1946. Prayers in relation to Brith Milah, bringing a ¿chut Shel Chesed¿ upon the newborn child in accordance with the Sephardic rite. Final three pages in Portuguese lists those qualified as Mohelim who reside in the Spanish & Portuguese Old and New Word: Amsterdam, The Hague, London, Hamburg, Bayonne, Curacao and Surinam. The book also contains an extraordinary ceremony with prayers for the circumcision of slaves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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