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        Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, M.DCC.LXXVIII [1768]. xv, [1], 134, [2] p. (signatures: a-b4, B-S4), [2] leaves of plates, portraits; 26.5 cm. "On the whole, if Horace Walpole's Doubts are occasionally more haphazard than historic, he none the less created a sometimes illuminating and always entertaining challenge to complacent orthodoxy" --Hazen, Walpole 19; ESTC (RLIN) T145482. Addition, errata, and directions to binder on final leaf. The plates are engraved by Grignian from Vertue's drawings. Bound in recent full leather by Hope Bindery, Jim Dimarcantonio; very good. Stock#OB643.

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        Ad Leges Tauri Commentarium absolutissimum

      Madrid: Matriti, Typis D. Gabrielis Ramirez, sumptibus Regiae Societatis Typographorum Bibliopolarumque, 1768. Folio; 2 hs., 733 pp., 19 hs. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

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        An Ecclesiastical History,

      London: Printed for A. Millar; and sold by T. Cadell,, 1768. Antient and Modern, from the Birth of Christ, to the Beginning of the Present Century: in which The Rise, Progress, and Variations of Church Power are Considered in their Connexion with the State of Learning and Philosophy, and the Political History of Europe during that Period. Translated from the Original Latin, and accompanied with Notes and Chronological Tables. 5 volumes, octavos (205 × 128 mm). Contemporary full calf, spines gilt in compartments with a floral design, two morocco labels, one red, one brown, brown cloth bookmarkers, red speckled edges. Spines rubbed and lightly marked, extremities scuffed, endpapers partially tanned, but all internally fresh and in good condition. Second and best London edition, revised and enlarged from the first translation from the Latin of Mosheim's important 1753 work of religious history, first published in English by Maclaine in Halmstadt in 1755. Mosheim was the chancellor of the University of Gottingen; Maclaine, a presbyterian minister, was the somewhat more pious elder brother of the famous "gentleman highwayman" James Maclaine. His translation is noted as being considerably freer than James Murdoch's 1832 translation, and the liberal use of annotations to comment on and qualify Mosheim's text was acknowledged by European scholars, and incorporated into subsequent European versions of the text. Volumes 1 & 3 misprint the publication date as 1758. An interesting text in an attractive and truly contemporary binding.

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        The East Indies, with the Roads

      London: Robert Sayer, 1768. unbound. very good. Map in two sheets. Engraving with hand colored outline. Each image measures 21" x 54.25". This large map of India shows the area during the period of growing British presence in the mid-18th century. It is dedicated to the East India Company, which had gained control over the Bengal region by 1765, only a few years prior to the maps publication. One of the largest English-language maps of India of the period, it was also the most detailed that had yet to been produced, with particular attention given to the wide road network developing at the time. However, there is also a large portion of the country that remains little known and in a manner independent--such that the map shows a fascinating visual contrast between known information and blank space. The map is in very good condition with minor overall toning and slight dampstaining. A few small tears to edges, expert reinforcements to original folds. Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-1771), was an English cartographer who worked as Geographer to King George III. As a prominent map supplier of his day, he produced cartographic works in both official and commercial capacities. This map of India describes a pivotal moment in the regions history.

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        INSTITUTIONUM CALCULI INTEGRALIS. Three Volumes. [With important provenance]

      St. Petersburg:: Impensis Academiae Imperialis Scientiarum {Imperial Academy of Science],, 1768. First Edition. Very Good++. THREE VOLUMES. Complete Set. Three Very Good++ hardback First Editions in contemporary calf, rebacked with gilt lettering on maroon leather spine labels. Hinges reinforced. Mild cover edge wear. Scuffs rear board volume III> Small stains margin several pages vol III, not affecting text. Small stamp verso title pages. The set belonged to H. C. Schumacher (1780-1850), a notable 19th century astronomer and collaborator of Gauss (there is a published volume of correspondence between Schumacher and Gauss). They then passed to H. J. S. Smith (1826-1883) who did work in number theory. His inscription is in volume I (as well as his note documenting Schumacher's prior ownership of the books). The set them passed to the English mathematician and astronomer J. W. L Glaisher (1848-1928). Both Smith's and Glaisher's bookplates are in all three volumes. Sm. 4to. [4], 542; [4], 526, [8 Errata]; [8], 639, 1 folding Plate pp. The set is Scarce, particularly so when it can be traced through the libraries of renowned mathematicians.

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        Hogarth moralized : Being a complete edition of Hogarth's works / Containing near fourscore copper-plates, most elegantly engraved. With an explanation, pointing out the many beauties that may have hitherto escaped notice; and a comment on their moral tendency. Calculated to improve the minds of youth, and, convey instruction, under the mask of entertainment. Now first published, with the approbation of Jane Hogarth, widow of the late Mr. Hogarth

      London : Sold by S. Hooper ... and Mrs. Hogarth, 1768. 1st Edition. Physical description: viii, 212, v p. : plates, ports. ; 22 cm. Subjects: Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 -- Artists -- England -- Biography. Notes: Dedication by John Trusler. Features Trusler's commentaries of William Hogarth's satirical prints. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T10099. Lacking frontis. and added title page. Finely bound in modern leather-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine. Raised bands. Some light tanning around the margins, with scattered foxing also evident in places. Previous owner's signature covered with an ink mark on the title page. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        The Farm Yard. From the Original Picture, by Peter de Laër, called Bamboccio; In the Collection of Robt. Udney Esqr

      London: John Boydell, 1 October 1768. Engraving, coloured by hand, by Philip Charles Canot. 16 3/4 x 22 3/8 inches. 19 1/4 x 23 3/16 inches. A fine example of van Laer's 'bambocciata' compositions, ably engraved by one of the great late 18th century engravers working in London. The title notes that the original picture, from which this engraving is taken, was 29 inches by 38 inches. Dutch painter and printmaker, [Van Laer was ]... active mainly in Rome, [where] he established a reputation as the inventor of the bambocciata (Fr. bambocciade), a variety of painting characterized by its small size, naturalistic style and references to contemporary Italian popular culture. He attracted many followers in Italy, known as the Bambaccianti.' Peter Charles Canot (1710-1777) '...was a native of France, who came to England in 1740, and remained...till he died. He was a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists in 1766, and was elected an associate engraver of the Royal Academy in 1770, when that degree was first instituted. He exhibited at the Society of Artists, the Free Society, and the Royal Academy. A line-engraver of considerable skill, he executed numerous plates after Van de Velde, Bakhuisen, Teniers, Claude, and other old masters.' (DNB)

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        Critical Dissertations on the Origins, Antiquities, Language, Government, Manners, and Religion, of the Ancient Caledonians, Their Posterity the Picts, and the British and Irish Scots

      London: T. Beckt and P.A. De Hondt, 1768. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. Published posthumously by the author's son. John Macpherson (1710-1765) was a minister for Sleat (Slate) Isle of Skye. His son, also John, became the first baronet from Sleat, and was the Scottish administrator in India, serving as acting Governor-General in 1785-1786. Bound in contemporary brown leather, with rebacked spine. Spine has five raised bands and red title label. Bumping and rubbing but still very good condition. Offsetting on endpapers, some cracking to front hinge but interior pages are clean save for light aging to margins. Ownership signature of Finlay Macpherson on free front endpaper. Preface: xxiv pages; 382 pages plus 2 page publisher catalog. ENGHIST/042412.

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        Zur Erläuterung der teutschen Rechte, Rechtsalterthümer und Geschichten angewandte Nebenstunden.

      Bützow und Wismar, bey Berger und Boedner 1768 - 4°. 4 Bll., 441 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe der fünf Abhandlungen, darunter als erste, wichtigste und umfangreichste die "Abhandlung von dem Nutzen des trefflichen Gedichts Reinke de Voß in Erklärung der teutschen Rechtsalterthümer, insonderheit des ehemaligen Gerichtswesens" (S. 1-256), die gleichzeitig wohl auch separat erschienen ist. - Bibliotheca iuridica I,85. - "Die bekannteste unter Dreyer's Schriften ist wol seine Abhandlung "Von dem Nutzen des trefflichen Gedichtes Reinke de Voß . Die Abhandlung erschien Bützkow 1768 in Dreyer's 'Nebenstunden'." (ADB V,404ff.). - "Reizvoll ist in mancher Hinsicht seine Abhandlung über den Reinke Voß" (NDB IV,122f.). - Dreyer (1723-1802) studierte in Kiel, Halle und Helmstedt Jura, wurde 1744 Professor in Kiel und ging 1753 als Syndikus nach Lübeck, wo er 1763 Dompropst wurde. - Enthält weiter: II. Gedanken, ob die Legitimation durch die erfolgte Ehe den unehelich gebohrnen Kinderndie bürgerliche Wirkung in Betracht der Erbfolge nach alten teutschen Rechten zuwege gebracht habe. (S. 259-318). - III. Nachlese einiger ungedruckten zur Erläuterung der teutschen Reichs- und Staatsgeschichte dienenden Urkunden. - IV. Iura vetustissima civitatis Luneburgi a. 1247. inedita adhuc ex codice apographo Seculi XV. (S. 361-410). - V. Iura qntiqua Tremoniensia ex codice chartaceo Seculi XIV. (S. 413-441). - Einband etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Kapital mit schmaler Fehlstelle, Name auf Titel, wenige alte Randanmerkungen im Text, leicht gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Mr Hogarth Moralized

      London, 1768 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Asmartly boundcopy of Trusler's commentaries of William Hogarth's satirical prints. Featuring engravingsafter Hogarth by Corbould and Dent of Lombard Street. There is an engraved titlepage with a vignette. (A frontispiece has not been bound in). The index includes a list of prints available from Hogarth's widow, dated 1768 (the date of the first edition). The front pastedown has an ink inscription dated 1824 (the date of the second edition). Condition: In a recent half leather binding with marbled boards. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound. Bright, withoccasionalspotsand marks. There are occasional marginal tidemarks, becoming prominent from p187 through to the rear. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Hogarth moralized : Being a complete edition of Hogarth's works / Containing near fourscore copper-plates, most elegantly engraved. With an explanation, pointing out the many beauties that may have hitherto escaped notice;: and a comment on their moral tendency. Calculated to improve the minds of youth, and, convey instruction, under the mask of entertainment. Now first published, with the approbation of Jane Hogarth, widow of the late Mr. Hogarth

      London : Sold by S. Hooper . and Mrs. Hogarth 1768 - Physical description: viii, 212, v p. : plates, ports. ; 22 cm. Subjects: Hogarth, William, 1697-1764 -- Artists -- England -- Biography. Notes: Dedication by John Trusler. Features Trusler's commentaries of William Hogarth's satirical prints. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T10099. Lacking frontis. and added title page. Finely bound in modern leather-backed, marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine. Raised bands. Some light tanning around the margins, with scattered foxing also evident in places. Previous owner's signature covered with an ink mark on the title page. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 1 Kg. 212 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISSERTATION UPON THE NERVES; CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT, 1. OF THE NATURE OF MAN. 2. OF THE NATURE OF BRUTES. 3. OF THE NATURE AND CONNECTION OF SOUL AND BODY. 4. OF THE THREEFOLD LIFE OF MAN. 5. OF THE SYMPTONS, CAUSES AND CURE OF ALL NERVOUS DISEASES

      London, England.: W. Owen, W. Drummond, D. Prince, W. Frederick, and C. Pugh., 1768. ...vii, 303pp...Leather boards and spine, red leather lable with gilt lettering, raised spine bands...Interior clean from markings...Professional leather rebacking using original boards...Corners worn, wear to leather interior.... First Edition.. Full-Leather.. Very Good.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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 [with Companion to the Altar and Psalms]

      Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, 1768. Leather Bound. Very Good +. 3 3/4 x 6 inches. 12mo. [24] + [288] unnumbered pages. Collates as A-N (in 12s). With 47 engravings. Griffiths 1768/7. Bound with: [Vickers, William], A companion to the altar shewing the nature and necessity of a sacramental preparation in order to our worthy receiving the Holy Communion. London: Printed by Assignment for E. Parker for John Beecroft, 1766. 68 pages. With engraved frontispiece and title. ESTCT76132. Bound with: Sternhold, Thomas and John Hopkins. The Whole Book of Psalms collected into English Metre. Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, [1765]. [96] unnumbered pages. Collates as A-D (in 12s). ESTCT91926. Pages bright and clean. Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of John Devey on front pastedown. All page edges gilt. Bound in contemporary full black polished morocco with gilt rolled borders and central emblems. Spine with raised bands and six compartments with gilt decoration. Light wear at head and tail of spine. A nicely bound engraved illustrated Georgian BCP.

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        MEMORIAL-AJUSTADO, HECHO DE ORDEN DEL CONSEJO-PLENO, A INSTANCIA DE LOS SEÑORES FISCALES, DEL EXPEDIENTE CONSULTIVO, VISTO POR REMISION DE SU MAGESTAD A EL. Sobre el contenido, y expresiones de diferentes Cartas del Rev. Obispo de Cuenca D. Isidro de Carbajal y Lancaster

      - Madrid, Joachin de Ibarra, 1768, folio piel, 6+204 hojas

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        Poems by Mr. Gray

      London: J. Dodsley, 1768. First London Edition. leather_bound. Full brown calf in later Cambridge style binding, rebacked with most of spine laid-down. Aeg. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 119 [2] pages. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. With half title, and contents listed at final leaf. CBEL. Vol. 10, p.116. "Thomas Gray, a poet whose influence upon subsequent literature was largely in excess of the volume of his published works...." ROTHSCHILD 1071. Generally clean copy, wide text margins, bound by Baynton of Bath, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt in floral motifs, rectangular gilt cover panels with decorative gilt designs at all corners, inner dentelles.

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        POEMS BY MR. GRAY [WITH PROVENANCE]

      London: J. Dodsley. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1768. Hardcover. POETRY; 18th Century; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" ; [4],119,[3]p. pages; Contemp. Speckled calf, maroon morocco spine label, scuffed joints & extremities rubbed. Free endpaper starting to detach. Browning at edges of front and back matter, close tear in leaf B2 - negligible paper loss. Scattered minor spotting. Rothschild 1071. Provenance- Bob E Liles [signed]; Sessler's Book Store, Mabel Zahn [laid in approval card]; Wasserman. ESTC T136298. This is the first London and not the new edition. Ist collected appearance of Elegy. .

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        POEMS.

      First London Edition. J. Dodsley. 1768.. pp121. 8vo. Inscription. Some slight browning to page ends. Modern paper wrappers and end papers. An inscription on the half title some age marks on the occasional leaf, else vg. VG. Rothschild 1071. This bibliography calls for a blank at the end; this is not present. CCXD2004US$0

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        THE UNIVERSAL DIRECTORY FOR TAKING ALIVE AND DESTROYING RATS, AND ALL OTHER KINDS OF FOUR-FOOTED AND WINGED VERMIN, IN A METHOD HITHERTO UNATTEMPTED: CALCULATED FOR THE USE OF THE GENTLEMAN, THE FARMER, AND THE WARRENER

      London: Printed for the Author, 1768.. vii,[1],218pp. plus six plates (four folding). Octavo. Old sheep, rebacked to style in polished calf, gilt label. Early ink name across upper margin of title, some occasional marginal thumb-soiling or smudging, a bit of offsetting from the plates, small spot of browning and short tear to one plate margin, but a very good copy. First edition of this oft-reprinted work. The author's introduction draws attention to the fact that much had hitherto been written about the profitable cultivation of desirable animals, but his intent is to take "cognizance of those animals, noxious to the community," to describe "their wonderful wiliness and sagacity, and the uncommon and suprizing methods they take for self- preservation...for the infinite wisdom of the great Creator is as conspicuous in the mole as in a camel...." In addition to various rats and mice, Smith provides advice on hedge hogs, squirrels, weasels, moles, cats, pole cats, bats, hawks, owls, and buzzards. His work is notable for the minute observation it extended toward species normally beneath the gaze of natural historians of his, and earlier, times.

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        Free masonry the high-way to hell. A sermon: wherein is clearly proved, both from reason and scripture, that all who profess these mysteries are in a state of eternal damnation.

      [no printer's name given],, London 1768 - An apparently unrecorded issue of this anonymous anti-freemasonry sermon: also printed in the same year as Masonry the Way to Hell.The sermon takes as its text Revelation XVII, 5 "And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots, and Abominations of the Earth" and gives a detailed consideration of the supposed ceremonies of the masons. Three other editions/issues dated 1768 are known, one with a Robinson and Roberts imprint paginating [iv], 39, [1] (NY Historical Society only) and a stated "Second edition" with the same imprint and pagination (BL and Clark Library, UCLA only), together with a Dublin reprint. All three are recorded by ESTC in single copies only. The Sermon provoked a response from John Thompson, freemason, entitled Remarks on a sermon lately published; entitled, Masonry the way to hell. Being a defence of that antient and honourable order, against the Jesuitical sophistry and false calumny of the author (1768, BL only). 8vo (162 × 90 mm), pp. [ii], 38, bound without half-title and final blanks. Typographical ornaments. Upper margins cut quite close, pagination just trimmed in a few cases. Late nineteenth-century half calf, spine with longitudinal purple label lettered in gilt, nineteenth-century bibliographical notes to front pastedown. Rubbed. A good copy. [Not found in ESTC or Worldcat.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opus macaronicarum notis illustratum, cui accessit vocabolarium vernaculum, etruscum, et latinum. Editio omnium locuplentissima

      Sumptibus Josephi Braglia,, Amstelodami, 1768 - Due volumi di cm. 30, pp. (4) lv (1) 307 (19); (6) 411 (1). Primo frontespizio in rosso e nero, ritratto del Folendo all'antiporta, un albero genealogico ripiegato e 76 figure ad un terzo ed a mezza pagina in luogo di testate e finali. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti ai dorsi. Bell'esemplare, pulito e genuino, assai marginoso (in barbe). Le carte preliminari contengono lunghe notizie biografiche sul Folengo ed il catalogo delle sue opere. Si tratta decisamente dell'edizione più bella delle opere del Folengo, munita poi di un ampio apparato di note erudite (cfr. Brunet). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex ( Complete in 2 Volumes )

      T. Osborne, London 1768 - Collation,xxviii, [4]519[1]pp, [6]646pp, complete with all maps, engraved plates. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt lines, ruled lines on boards, marble endpapers. Calf rubbed, worn, hinge joints cracked, split and tender, but boards holding reasonable firm Internally, some persitant light staining to bottom section of pages, heavy in a few places. Pages and illustrations in good condition. Better than a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History And Antiquities Of The Most Ancient Town And Borough Of Colchester In Essex In Three Books, Collected Chiefly From Manuscripts With An Appendix Of Records And Original Papers

      for T Osborne, J Whiston, S Baker, L Davis, C Reymers & B White , 1768 . 2nd edition, improved. . Contemporary half Morocco, VG. folio, [iv]+195+28pp, folding map of Colchester, 10 further engraved plates including 2 folding, index, rubbed a little, but a nice clean copy. Small closed tear to the map & very slight loss to a few letters on 1pp. Good history of Colchester, with the appendix.

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        Kort, men tillförlitelig bij-skjötsel, på egen förfarenhet och anställte försök, efter bijens egenteliga natur och egenskaper grundad och inrättad, samt till allmänhetens tjenst och nytta, på mångas åstundan och anmodan, utgifwen.

      Tryckt hos kongl. privilegerade och gymnasii boktryckaren, Anders Wrigseen, Wexjö, 1768. Liten 8:o. (16), 166, (1) s. + 1 plansch utförd i träsnitt. Samtida skinnband Enkelt, samtida halvfranskt band med sprängda snitt samt fyra upphöjda bind. Pärmarna med vissa skrapmärken, pärmhörnen stukade, främre pärmen något fläckad. Inlagan stundtals tämligen kraftigt lagerfläckad samt med ett par hundöron och något enstaka litet riss.. Författaren var yngre bror till Carl von Linné

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        Médecine rurale et pratique, Tirée uniquement des plantes usuelles de la France, appliquées aux différentes Maladies qui regnant dans les Campagnes; ou PHARMACOPEE VEGETALE ET INDIGENE, Contenant les Formules tirées du Regne végétal, ensemble l'explication sommaire des vertus de chaque plante, & les définitions Symptomatiques des Maladies. Ouvrages Egalement utile aux Seigneurs de Campagne, aux Curés, & aux Cultivateurs

      Paris,: Chez Lacombe,, 1768.. [ii, blank], [ii, title], ii, 426, [viii] pp. 12mo (10,4 x 17,4 cm.). Contemporary full mabled calf, spine with raised bands and in compartments gilt floral decorations, gilt lettered on brown Morocco label, red edges (some occasional very slight rubbings; lower part of rear hinge worn over 1 cm. but a very nice copy). Volckringer p. 380. Pp. 361-425 includes i.a.: Memoire sur l'IIlécebra ou Petite Joubarbe, par M. Marquet & Mémoire sur le Putiet, par M. Gerard. Buchoz, physician to King Stanislas and démonstrateur en botanique au collège royal des médecins de Nancy, claimed to be the author of over 500 books, which were published during his life, and for which he spend the incredible amount of 220.000,00 livres. "The greater part of his numerous works was indeed compiled from the writings of others: an indiscriminate and often unauthorized procedure. L'Héritier established (not validly) a genus B u c h o z i a "to take revenge". The species inquestion, Lucium foetidum L.f., had a bad odor and was - according to L'Héitier - excellently suited for that particular purpose" (Stafleu/Cowan 1976). The bibliography of the Buchoz publications is difficult and complicated because of the rarity of many of the items. For example the British Museum (N.H.) catalogue records only a few titles (not the present). Not in Pritzel, nor in A

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        A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick

      T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, London, 1768. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in full contemporary mottled calf with gilt armorial devices to front boards bearing the motto "Honi, Soit Mal y Pense", morocco lettering pieces reading "Yorick's Journey", hinges and inner joints cracked, front board detached on volume 1, added blue endpapers with armorial bookplates of Earl Gower and The Marquis of Stafford (Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford). Light wear otherwise, complete with half titles and the subscribers list. Mild foxing and browning. First edition, 1st state of both volumes with the textual points on pages 150 (vol 1) and 133 (vol II). Grolier 100 (108). Lowndes 2509. Though once accused of "His exquisite sensibility is ever counteracted by his perception of the ludicrous and his ambition after the strange.", it is this thirst for strangeness and cleverness that has made Sentimental Journey and Tristram Shandy such permanent monuments of English Literature. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 043824. .

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        Klagen, oder Nachtgedanken Über Leben, Tod, und Unsterblichkeit. In neun Nächten. Nebst desselben sieben characteristischen Satiren auf die Ruhmbegierde, die allgemeine Leidenschaft. Aus dem Englischen ins Deutsche Übersetzt, durchgehends mit kritischen und erläuternden Anmerkungen begleitet, und mit dem nach der letzten englischen Ausgabe abgedruckten Originale herausgegeben, von J. A. Ebert, Prof. Zweyte verbesserte Auflage

      Braunschweig (d. i. Leipzig), bey sel. Ludolph Schröders Erben 1768 - 1774.. 5 Bände. Lederbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. ESTC T31412; Goed. IV/1, 33, 6, 5 (Ebert). - Mit englisch-deutschem Paralleltext. - Die ersten 3 Bände in zweiter, Bde. 4 und 5 in erster Auflage. - Wichtige Übersetzung der auch in Deutschland in zahlreichen Auflagen publizierten melancholischen Betrachtungen über Tod und Unsterblichkeit. Diese Ausgabe diente Novalis als Vorlage zu den Hymnen an die Nacht. - Tls. gebräunt, insgesamt recht schöne Reihe!

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        JOURNAL D'UN VOYAGE A LA LOUISIANE, FAIT EN 1720

      Paris: Chez Musier, Fils, & Fournier, 1768.. 8,316,[3]pp. Half title. Original plain wrappers, later manuscript paper label. Wrappers moderately worn. Very light occasional foxing. Else near fine. In a half morocco and cloth box. A rare account by the commander of the 1720 French scientific expedition to Louisiana, the French West Indies, and the Gulf of Mexico. Vallette Laudun led the first detailed survey made of Louisiana by the French government, three years after the founding of New Orleans and at the height of enthusiasm over John Law's Mississippi Company. "Vallette was the commander of the TOULOUSE, which sailed from Toulon in March, 1720, and reached Dauphin Island, on Mobile Bay, early in July" - Clark. The text consists of 132 letters to an unnamed French lady, which collectively provide a vivid picture of Vallette Laudun's voyage, the French dominions in Louisiana and the Mississippi Valley, and the things Vallette Laudun saw there. The same voyage is described in Laval's sumptuous work of 1728. Not in Servies, but should be, as the author led the survey described by Laval, which Servies does include. One of the rarest early publications about Louisiana. HOWES V12. CLARK I:164. BELL V14. SABIN 98393.

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        A VIEW OF THE GREAT COHOES FALLS ON THE MOHAWK RIVER, THE FALL ABOUT SEVENTY FEET; THE RIVER NEAR A QUARTER MILE BROAD

      London. 1768.. Mezzotint engraving, 36 x 53 cm. A very good, clean impression. This handsome view of one of the most famous sights in colonial America was originally drawn by Governor Thomas Pownall, the enlightened British administrator who served in the American colonies in the 1750s and '60s. It was part of Pownall's larger project to create or commission a series of views in the British dominions in America from Quebec to the Caribbean, issued in parts in the 1760s and collectively in 1768 as SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA, with a total of twenty-eight plates. Only a few complete sets are known, and the plates generally appear singly, as here. This view was drawn by Pownall on one of his trips while governor of Pennsylvania and New York, probably about 1759. The Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk, now submerged beneath the water behind a dam, were a famous natural phenomenon in America, on the edge of what was then wilderness and before the more spectacular Niagara was reachable by anyone but fur traders. Pownall's view, taken from downstream looking up at the falls, captures the untamed wildness of the scene in a dramatic way. This, as are all of the SCENOGRAPHIA... views, is rare. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 106 (for a list of the views in the SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA).

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        An Historical Account of the British or Welsh

      London: Richard Hett, 1768 Versions and editions of the Bible with an appendix containing the dedications prefixed to the first impressions. In more recent (1902) black half leather with blue cloth, corners a little worn and bumped. Spine has title in gilt and gilt tooling, edges worn and bumped slightly. Internally ink name to fep, missing bottom corner of title page, not affecting text in any way, 112 pp, small bookbinder label to endpage, text block edges marbled. An excellent copy clean and tight. Rare. Llewelyn, Thomas (c.1720-1783), Particular Baptist minister, played a major role in the promotion and distribution of the Welsh translation of the Bible. To this end he published in 1768 An Historical Account of the British and Welsh Versions and Editions of the Bible, translated into Welsh in Seren Gomer (1815), and his Historical and Critical Remarks on the British Tongue (1769). His work prompted the SPCK to publish 20,000 copies (8000 more than originally intended) of the Welsh Bible in 1769. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Opus macaronicarum notis illustratum, cui accessit vocabolarium vernaculum, etruscum, et latinum. Editio omnium locuplentissima

      Sumptibus Josephi Braglia,, Amstelodami, 1768 - Due volumi in uno di cm. 29, pp. (4) lv (1) 307 (19); (6) 411 (1). Primo frontespizio in rosso e nero, ritratto del Folendo all'antiporta, un albero genealogico ripiegato e 76 figure ad un terzo ed a mezza pagina in luogo di testate e finali. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Solida legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pergamena con punte, dorso liscio con fregi in oro e titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso. Bell'esemplare, pulito e genuino. Le carte preliminari contengono lunghe notizie biografiche sul Folengo ed il catalogo delle sue opere. Si tratta decisamente dell'edizione più bella delle opere del Folengo, munita poi di un ampio apparato di note erudite (cfr. Brunet). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Exceedingly Rare and Important D.S. by the Original Residents of Texas

      Mexico, 1768. unbound. CARLOS FRANCISCO de CROIX - (1699 - 1786) - Viceroy of New Spain [Mexico] who served during the period of Great Turbulence. The sole purpose of his five year administration (1766 - 1771) was absolute obedience to the king, whom he always referred to as "Mi amo" Exceedingly rare and historically important D.S., folio, 2pp., in Spanish (roughly translated), A Royal Proclamation: El Marquis de Croix, March 9, 1768, ordering the mine-owners to make concessions and increase wages, in small part: "....A decline in mining...the mines have the common enemy of water, which has flooded them...the excessive construction cost of which the Kingdom has no wealth. Is the relief moderation the price you ask as the best mines are completely uninhabited and desolate? Send my fatherly love to my vassals (subjects)....I'll strive by all means...that they are fruitful. I've visited the Council of the Indies. Faith issued...and the moderate price of quicksilver...which is distributed to the miners, a part of the quarto, has so far been given for relief to support the work" . "I command you, with consequences, that you publish and carefully observe that the above ceiling of a fourth part of the price at which would have been taken in quicksilver...be given to the miners...ending the embargo. Also, by Royal Proclamation, inserted within, it is free of tax". Also signed by: MANUEL RODRIGUEZ - (1697 - 1772) %u2013 Military leader on the Coahuila-Texas frontier, esteemed explorer, and one of Texas greatest Indian fighters. After the departure of Jacinto de Barrios y Jaurequi in February of 1768 %u2013 he became brief interim Governor and military commandant of the Province. Rare signature as Commandant and Governor of the Province. *According to the Texas State Historical Association: "It was not until recently that archivists were aware that Rodriguez was a Governor...a fact scarcely noted by historians. Very good. In 1767 he expelled the Jesuits from the colony, removing them from their Monasteries and Colleges, allowing them to leave with scarcely the clothes on their backs. These measures provoked a rebellion in which the Viceroy dealt severely with the rebels, proclaiming censorship of literary and scientific publications (1768) and hanging the leaders of the uprising. No sooner had opposition been eliminated, de Croix turned his attention toward the war-seeking Apache and Comanche Indian tribes - financing and authorizing an expedition led by Captain de Galvez into Nueva Vizcaya, whereby the Indians were soundly defeated. In March 1768, following the slow-downs, boycotts and disturbances in the mines of Guanajuato and Pachuca over the low wages paid to the miners, de Croix stunned the Colony by siding with the miners and forcing the mine-owners to agree to an increase in wages. His actions were deemed "One of the most significant social reforms in the New World" at that time.

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        Dissertazione Sopra La Villa Di Orazio Flacco Fra Gli Arc Adi Falcisco Caristio. Seconda Edizione

      Roma Nella Stamperia Di Carlo Barbiellini 1768 - A very nice copy of this second edition. An uncommon work concerning the country residence of Quintus Horatius Flaccus. bound in period printed card covers with later cloth re-back. contents are complete, however please note that the title leaf is immediately followed by the final leaf (pp. 41), the remaining text is continuous through to pp. 40. The binding is holding firmly and is in good condition, it is very slightly loose to the binding only. Some general wear to surface / extremities from handling, corners bumped/creased throughout. Contents are holding firmly and are generally in good clean condition if toned, with some light scattered foxing, browning/ dust marking to edges though nothing too disfiguring. A decent copy overall retaining period plain end papers, with C18th bookplate of William Parsons. engraved title with view of the place, where Horace's Villa was situated, and large folding engraved map of the surrounding area, Lazio and Sabina by Joh. Petroschise, with episcopal coat-of-arms of Fern. Spinellio. Detailed description of the place where remnants of the country house of the Latin poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65 BC - 8 BC) were discovered. The author, Domenico De Sanctis, born in the neighbourhood, gives information from various sources and illustrates the work with a fine engraved map Collation: [2], 41, [1], 3-6, 40. pp, with title vignette and large folding map bound at rear (at pp.40). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 copy plus 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.

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        THE NARRATIVE OF THE HONOURABLE JOHN BYRON (COMMODORE IN A LATE EXPEDITION ROUND THE WORLD) 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 CHILI, AND THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE INHABITANTS. ALSO A RELATION OF THE LOSS OF THE WAGER MAN OF WAR, ONE OF ADMIRAL ANSON'S SQUADRON

      London. 1768.. [4],viii,257pp. Frontispiece engraving. Half title. Contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt leather label. Minor shelf wear. Bookplate on front pastedown. Very clean in internally. A handsome copy, seldom encountered thus. This copy bears the bookplate of Francis Needham, Earl of Kilmorey and Member of Parliament. Byron's account of the shipwreck of the Wager, on which he served as midshipman, off the coast of Chile, including descriptions of the suffering of the survivors and their captivity by the Indians before being turned over to Spanish authorities. The wreck of the Wager led to major changes in British nautical law relating to shipwreck. Byron (alias "Foul-Weather Jack") went on to command a voyage around the world from 1764 to 1766 in the Dolphin, was later governor of Newfoundland, and in 1775 became an admiral. Byron's grandson, Lord Byron, the poet, based his description of the shipwreck in Canto II of "Don Juan" on his grandfather's narrative. "...One of the most thrilling accounts in the language" - Sabin. HILL 232. SABIN 9730. PALAU 38223.

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        Elemens du Calcul Integral

      Engraved arms of Duke Ferdinand on titles & eleven folding engraved plates. xii, 548, [1] pp.; vii (first leaf a blank), 591 pp. Two vols. 4to, cont. mottled sheep (joints and head & tail of spines with several careful repairs), gilt fleurons in each corner of covers, triple gilt fillet round sides, spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Parma: [pasted-over label]: "Chez les Freres Faure Libraires de Son Altesse Royale," 1768. First edition and a fine large and thick paper set of this work which is now scarce on the market. This is one of the major works in the history of calculus, written by the editors of the Jesuits' edition of Newton's Principia. The authors were the principal expositors of Newtonian mathematics and physics in Italy. They resided in Parma from 1763 to 1773 as tutors to the young Duke Ferdinand were intimate friends of many of the leading scientists of the time including Clairaut, Boscovich, and Mme. du Châtelet. .

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        Vallerius Lotharingiae ou catalogue des mines, terres, fossiles, sables et cailloux qu`om trouve dans la Lorraine et les trois évenchés ensemble leurs propriétes dans la Médecine & dans les Arts & Métiers

      Nancy, C. S. Lamort und Paris, Durand 1768.. VII, 382 S., 3 Bll. Hübscher HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. Schuh, Bibliography of Mineralogy, 1: "Rare. This is a catalogue of the mines, stones, fossils, sands and such found in the region of Lorraine in france, together with their uses in medicine, arts and the trades." - Etwas bestoßen, gutes Exemplar!

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        An Account of Corsica, The Journal of a Tour to that Island and memoirs of Pascal Paoli

      London: Printed for E. and C. Dilly, 1768. The Second edition, with half title. 8vo. Engraved title-page, large fold- out map. Contemporary polished tan calf, red title label. About fine. Signed Jos., Walker 1769 on flyleaf. Pottle 24

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

      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 Collège 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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. In four books

      London: H. Woodfall et al 1768 London: H. Woodfall, et al, 1768. The Sixteenth edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Portrait frontispiece in Vol. I. Contemporary tan calf, panelled spines with red and green leather labels, red sprinkled edges. Small nick from upper joint of first volume, otherwise a very handsome copy of this early edition of a cornerstone of English empiricism

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        An Historical Dissertation Concerning the Antiquity of the English Constitution

      London: A. Kincaid & J. Bell; and for W. Sanby, J. Dodsley, E. Dilly and T. Cadell, 1768. xii, 290pp, [2]. Bound in modern full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with central fleuron in blind, covers bordered with double fillet with central panel and fleuron corners in blind. Externally very good indeed, internally lightly browned throughout, with previous owners to head of title and authors name in ms. beneath. Stuart, Gilbert (1743-1786), historian and political writer, "wrote An Historical Dissertation Concerning the Antiquity of the English Constitution. Published in 1768, the work summarizes the history of English liberty from the time of the first Britons to the Norman invasion. Implicit in this whiggish perspective was a challenge to David Hume, whose History of England had put a relativist historiographical agenda at the forefront of the debate on the nature of British liberty. In this ambitious attempt to synthesize the conjectural method of such writers as Kames and Adam Ferguson with the controversial approach of his relative Thomas Ruddiman, Stuart applied the legal scholarship of Montesquieu and John Dalrymple" (ODNB). First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

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        A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick

      T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, London, 1768. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in full contemporary mottled calf with gilt armorial devices to front boards bearing the motto "Honi, Soit Mal y Pense", morocco lettering pieces reading "Yorick's Journey", hinges and inner joints cracked, front board detached on volume 1, added blue endpapers with armorial bookplates of Earl Gower and The Marquis of Stafford (Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford). Light wear otherwise, complete with half titles and the subscribers list. Mild foxing and browning. First edition, 1st state of both volumes with the textual points on pages 150 (vol 1) and 133 (vol II). Grolier 100 (108). Lowndes 2509. Though once accused of "His exquisite sensibility is ever counteracted by his perception of the ludicrous and his ambition after the strange.", it is this thirst for strangeness and cleverness that has made Sentimental Journey and Tristram Shandy such permanent monuments of English Literature. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 043824. .

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        Das Ganze Neue Testament unsers Herzen und Heilands Jesu Christi... n

      Zurich : Gedruckt bei David Gessner, 1768 . 8vo, 272, 64, 214 pp, bound with "Die CL Psalmen Davids... Zurich 1771" (incomplete at end), contemporary vellum blind-tooled with an elaborate design and painted in red, yellow and green, decorated gilt, pink, yellow and blue endpapers, a.e.g., in very fine condition. A fine example of a style of binding which is said to have originated in Hungary but became popular in Germany where it was known as a 'Bauer Einband'. (Peasant binding).

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        Every Man His Own Lawyer, or, A Summary of the Laws of England... 1768

      1768. Jacob, Giles [1686-1744]. Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England, In a New and Instructive Method, Under the Following Heads, Viz. I. Of Actions and Remedies, Writs, Process, Arrests, and Bail. II. Of Courts, Attornies and Solicitors Therein, Juries, Witnesses, Trials, Executions, &c. III. Of Estates and Property in Lands and Goods, And How Acquired, Ancestors, Heirs, Executors and Administrators. IV. Of the Laws Relating to Marriage, Bastardy, Infants, Ideots, Lunaticks. V. Of the Liberty of the Subject, Magna Charta, the Habeas Corpus Act, and other Statutes. VI. Of the King and his Prerogative, the Queen and Prince, Peers, Judges, Sheriffs, Coroners, Justices of Peace, Constables, &c. VII. Of Publick Offences, Treason, Murder, Felony, Burglary, Robbery, Rape, Sodomy, Forgery, Perjury, &c. and Their Punishment. All of Them so Plainly Treated of That All Manner of Persons May be Particularly Acquainted With Our Laws and Statutes, Concerning Civil and Criminal Affairs, And Know How to Defend Themselves and Their Estates and Fortunes, An All Cases Whatsoever. Corrected and Improved, With Many Additions, from Lord Raymond, Comyn, Strange, Foster, And with the Statute Law Down to 4 Geo. 3. Inclusive. New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, 1768. iv, 289, [13] pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets and decorative blind tooling to boards. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and lightly worn, a few minor scuffs to boards, hinges cracked, light browning to text. Early owner signature to rear pastedown, interior otherwise clean. * First American edition, designated the seventh on the title page in reference to the prior six editions published in London. This popular layman's guide by one of the most prolific legal writers of eighteenth-century England went through ten English editions between 1736 and 1788. The mention of "All Manner of Persons" in the subtitle is significant. Jacob, though certainly interested in boosting sales by attracting the widest audience possible, was an idealist who believed that widespread knowledge of the law would help create a more just society. This is also evident in his other publications, such as The Common Law Common-Placed (1726)

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        Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England

      New-York: Hugh Gaine, 1768. First US edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition, designated the seventh on the title page in reference to the six prior London editions. iii-iv;289,(9)(2)pp. Collation: [1], title (lacking); A8-T8, lacking T7. Lacks title page (provided in facsimile), both free endpapers, and leaf T7, which is the beginning of the index. Original full sheep binding; spine in six compartmens with raised bands. Red leather lettering piece, gilt; blind rules and rolls on the boards. The edges and leather surface are well worn with portions of the leather surface perished at the edges; a partial split of the bottom part of the upper joint (about 1'), else the hinges are strong. Some foxing and soil to the text block else very good. Laid in is a clipping from a old newpaper of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (probably mid-20th cent.). Also laid in is a photocopy, from another copy, of the title and following page. The first general law book printed in what is now the United States. The colonial printer, Hugh Gaine, began business in New York in 1750 and lived through the Revolutionary War until 1807.

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