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

      Hugh Gaine 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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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      Paris. 1768.. xx,372,[4]pp. plus folding map. Half title. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, ornate gilt tooled spine. Light shelf wear. Quite clean internally. A handsome copy. This primary work on the political and natural history of Pennsylvania and the establishment of the Quakers is based on German translations of Peter Kalm's RESA TILL NORRA AMERIKA and Gottlieb Mittelberger's REISE NACH PENNSYLVANIEN IM JAHR 1750. The introduction mentions several other works as useful sources. A nice Pennsylvania item, and quite scarce. SABIN 73490. HOWES R471, "aa."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Coleccion General de Documentos tocantes a la persecución que los regulares de la Compañía suscitaron y siguieron tenazmente...contra Don Bernardino de Cárdenas, Obispo del Paraguay, expeliendole tres veces de su obispado a fuerza de armas y de manejos de dichos Regulares de la Compañía, por evitar que este Prelado entrase ni visitase sus Misiones del Paraná, Uruguay e Itati. Tomo Segundo

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real de la Gaceta, 1768. 4to. imperial; 5 hs., 84 pp., 283 pp. Encuadernación de la época, en pergamino.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        Les Singularités de la Nature

      sans nom 1768 S.n., A Basle _1768. In-8 (12,5x19,3cm), VII-(1) 131pp. ? Edition originale. Ce n?est pas l?édition se signalant par la vignette de titre avec 2 personnages examinant un escargot. Notre exemplaire est complet. Voltaire exerce son humeur sur des sujets aussi variés que le corail, les polipes, les abeilles, le caillou, la formation des montagnes, la pétrification d?animaux marins, la grotte des fées, une femme qui accouche d?un lapin, les monstres et les races diverses, les ignorances stupides et les méprises funestes, la prétendue race d?anguilles formées de farine et de jus de mouton, etc. ! Très bel exemplaire. (ac)

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

      J. Dodsley, London 1768 - Full contemporary calf over marbled boards, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on black label in one compartment. Illustrated with two full-page woodcuts, a frontispiece portrait of Richard III and one of Richard with his queen, Anne. Includes a one page "Addition" concerning the subsequent history of Catherine Gordon, the widow of Perkin Warbeck. The first edition, also published in 1768, but in a limited edition of 1,250 copies, sold out very quickly, and a second edition (of which this copy is one) was published in the same year. Walpole's goal was to rehabilitate the character of Richard the Third, whom Walpole felt had been unfairly vilified by earlier historians. Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1797) was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, southwest London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, for his Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third; and for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto. He was the son of Sir Robert Walpole, and cousin of Admiral Lord Nelson. In Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard III (1768), Walpole defended Richard III against the common belief that he murdered the Princes in the Tower. In this he has been followed by other writers, such as Josephine Tey and Valerie Anand. Expertly refurbished, label and spine exceptionally fresh and clean, boards rubbed and worn, former owner's small printed bookplate on fep with brief pencil notations. VERY GOOD. Woodcuts. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. xv, [1], 134, [2] pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC]
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        A Collection of Statutes Relating to the Admiralty

      London,: Mark Baskett, 1768.. Thick quarto, with woodblock frontispiece ornament; sporadic moderate water-staining, touch of marginal worming affects the final gatherings; yet a very good copy overall in handsome contemporary speckled calf, spine with raised bands and original gilt lettered morocco labels. Magnificently bound compendium of naval and marine law covering a fascinating array of subjects including the longitude prize, mutiny, the South Sea Company, the North West passage and even details of fines and other punishments for foul mouthed and blasphemous sailors. Relatively compact editions such as this one were published for ready reference by officers at sea.Of particular interest are five Acts relating to the longitude prize totalling 33 pages. The first Act of 1753 renders the original prize offered by Queen Anne 'more effectual' and names John Harrison as the recipient of some £1,250 (indeed, Harrison's chronometer is the specific subject of three of the Acts in this book).The pivotal 1764 'Act for the Encouragement of John Harrison, to publish and make known his Invention of a Machine or Watch, for the Discovery of Longitude at Sea' is printed in full. It specifies further rewards paid to Harrison in due increments: 'the utility of the invention of the said John Harrison has been proved in a late voyage to Jamaica under the directions of the commissioners of longitude...did thereupon make an order for the payment of the sum of two thousand five hundred pounds ...' Of great significance is the protection awarded to the skilled horologist by this Act - it effectively freezes further payment of the longitude prize to any rival watchmaker until the merits of Harrison's chronometer be ascertained (within four years of the passing of the Act).The final longitude Act in this collection (Geo. III Cap. 20) regards the respective merits of competing methods, asserting the claim of Harrison to further prize monies alongside regulations for the publication of nautical almanacks and lunar ephemerides.Printed in the same year as Cooks departure on the Endeavour, this book provides astonishing insights into life at sea in both the navy and merchant marine. Subjects include piracy, insurance fraud, smugglers, the plague and quarantine of ships in port, press gangs, the Articles of War, generous rewards offered by the King for important geographical discoveries, and much more.

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        Dell' Azione del Cuore ne' Vasi Sanguigni. Nuove Osservazioni

      1 p.l., 71, [1] pp. Small 4to, orig. semi-stiff boards, uncut. [Modena: 1768]. First edition and a lovely copy of one of the author's scarcer books. Spallanzani's Dell' azione del cuore ne' vasi sanguini, "outlined his findings on the action of the heart upon the blood vessels and was addressed to the great physiologist Albrecht von Haller... "Haller's microscopic observations of blood movements in his Deux mémoires sur le mouvement du sang (1756) had been made by refracted light on medium-sized vessels in the isolated mesentery of the frog. Spallanzani, using P. Lyonet's novel dissecting apparatus, conducted his observations mostly in a darkened room with reflected light from sunbeams impinging upon exposed parts of the aquatic salamander. He systematically noted how the cardiac systolic force motivated the blood circulation. The rhythmic inequality of blood flow in the aorta and large vessels disappeared in medium and small arteries, becoming regular and uniform. The velocity diminished in the smaller vessels, but sinuosities did not retard the flow. In the smallest vessels, individual red corpuscles negotiated acute angles and folds by elastically changing shape. The blood velocity in the venous system increased as the caliber of the vessels enlarged. Haller responded to the many amplifications and corrections of his work by securing Spallanzani's election to the Royal Society of Sciences of Göttingen."-D.S.B., XII, p. 556. Fine copy. ❧ Prandi, pp. 32-33. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Anno 1721 haben Ihro Hoch-Fürstl. Durchl. Eberhard Ludwig Herzog zu Würtenberg disen Hirsch in der Brunfft an der Büchellis Klingen einsiedler Huth Tübinger Forsts selbst geschoßen

      Kupferstich von Johann Elias Ridinger 1768. 37x30 cm. H. - Thienemann 256 -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Delle Terme Porrettane

      Rome: Nella Stamperia di Giovanni Zempel, 1768. First edition. Boards. Recased in later full boards. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 283 pp. 4to, 29 cm, four copper engraved plates; large fold-outs, plus title vignette, head and tail pieces and initials. Index and errata page. A discussion of the magical mineral waters and baths of Porreta Terme near Bologna at the foot of the Appennines. Elegantly printed with wide text margins, title page remargined, uncut, lastf ew leaves with dampstains in gutter not affecting text, a very clean and crisp copy.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Joannes Jacobus Haidius pictor et chalcographus

      [Nuremberg]: 1768. Mezzotint, on laid paper. 15 1/2 x 10 3/8 inches. 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches. A striking mezzotint portrait of Johann Jakob Haid, by Haid's son and business partner, after the 1766 original portrait by Graff. Johann Jakob Haid came from a German family of artists and printmakers. Haid worked initially with the animal painter Johann Elias Ridinger, but he soon went on to found a well-known publishing house in Augsburg. This portrait is from a series which pictured those most closely involved in the publication of Trew's Plantae Selectae, and was originally bound into that great botanical work.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. [2 vols in 1]

      London:: T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt,, 1768.. Second edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. (ii), 203; (ii), 208. With early and later ownership names on front free endpaper, and 20thC bookplate on pastedown. Small mark to verso of first title page and facing p.1. Contents otherwise very clean, and with the engraved plate at p.38 of Vol II. Edges sprinkled. Small octavo, in contemporary quarter calf with 4 raised bands, refurbished with Japanese tissue, and with the original two labels, firm in the original worn marbled boards. Very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        Anfangsgründe zür Zeichnungskünst vor Anfänger in XX Küpferrissen bestehend

      Nuremberg: Christoph Riegels seele Wittib, 1768. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. 20 ff. engraved plates. Bound in contemporary blind-ruled calf, damage to head and tail of spine, top corners of boards. Letters inked in lower margin of title-page, large ink stain on verso of pl. 6, some soiling and thumbing throughout. Generally good. Extremely rare first edition of this anonymous model-book for young drawing students, printed at the Nuremberg firm founded by Christoph Riegel and continued by his widow and heirs. Following an engraved title-page, the work presents 19 full-page plates of figurative models, beginning with eyes, ears, and lips and progressing to faces, hands, feet, arms, legs and torsos. Plates 4, 5 and 6 provide proportional diagrams for drawing faces and heads; Plate 13 introduces crosshatched and heavily shaded figures, which are illustrated side-by-side with their simpler outlines. The final two engravings, depicting a man half-seated on a rock and a winged seraphim blowing a horn, serve as concluding exercises that combine the skills practiced in the previous plates. We have been unable to locate this work in any library or institution, and considering that the volume was intended for children, it is likely that most copies were either destroyed through overzealous use or simply discarded after a few abortive drawing-lessons. The present copy is fortunate to have suffered neither fate.*Schumann, Index Locupletissimus Librorum (1834), p. 66; Allgemeine Literaturzeitung (1801), Band 2, p. 480. Not in BK.

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        A Select Collection of Drawings from Curious Antique Gems; Most of them in the Possession of the Nobility and Gentry of this Kingdom

      London - Dryden Leach, 1768 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce edition of Worlidge's collection of drawings, etched after the manner of Rembrandt. Bound in full morocco leather with gilt lettering and decorative borders. Volume 2 only of 2 with 92 of the 180 plates contained in the complete two volume work. Includes afrontis showingMedusa Antique. The final plate shows Hercules fighting with a lion. Thomas Worlidge (17001766) [was a]portrait painter and etcher [whose]last major project, his Select Collection of Drawings from Curious Antique Gems Etched after the Manner of Rembrandt, [was] published in a collected form in 1768 after the artist's death. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The rear inner hinge is very slightly strained but still good and firm. There is only some mild wear tothe extremities, with just some mild bumping, rubbing, and marks to the boards. Internally the pages have intermittent heavy spotting throughout, and very mild browning. Overall the condition is very good with agood only interior..

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        A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick

      London: T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1768. Two small octavo volumes. (ii), xx, 203; (iv), 208 pp. First edition, first issue. Bound with the rare advertisement leaf promising completion of the work the following year and including a list of subscribers. Also, a frontispiece portrait of Jens Baggesen, an eighteenth century Danish writer who was greatly influenced by Sterne, has been inserted at the beginning of volume I. The portrait was probably inserted by the Danish collector whose library this book came from. The provenance further includes Lord Gray, whose bookplate appears on the inside front cover of volume I. A Sentimental Journey is Sterne's best-known work apart from Tristram Shandy. Bound in contemporary marbled boards with calf spines, gilt in six compartments with red morocco titles. A very nice copy, with virtually no foxing. Housed in a morocco-backed, marbled slipcase labeled Baggeseniana in gilt on the spine, with the title "Yorick's Labyrint," a combination of Sterne's original title and the title of Baggesen's similar work, "The Labyrinth." A delightfully calculated obfuscation -- Sterne and Baggesen would approve.

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        A Sentimental Journey through France and Germany by Mr. Yorick

      London: Printed by T. Becket and P..A.. de Hondt in the Strand, 1768. First edition. Original full brown calf, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt ruled borders to sides.. Volume II lacks the advertisement leaf (rarely found) and the rear free endpaper is present but defective. Small brown mark on pp. 206/207 (blood? boot polish?).Faint water stain at foot of half title in Vol.II. Otherwise a few minor spots; generally internally clean, bindings tender and rather worn, but a good copy of an important first edition. Octavo (90 x 150mm), pp. xx + 203; [iv] +208. Speckled edges. Bookplate of 'William Sturge' on front pastedowns of both volumes. This copy has the correct spellings of vol. I, p. 150, l. 12 "vous"; and vol. II, p. 133, last line "who have". Walpole commented in a letter to G.Montagu as soon as the book was published, that Sterne's "two little volumes . . ..are very pleasing, though too much dilated, and infinitely preferable to his tiresome Tristram Shandy" which he thought much too long. "In these there is great good-nature, and strokes of delicacy."  Sterne himself thought it would "please the multitude, especially the women who will read this book in the parlour, and Tristram in the bed-chamber".

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

      London: T. Becket and P.A. deHondt, 1768. 2 vols., 12mo. . Contemporary calf rebacked, original spines preserved with elaborate decorative tooling, one diamond-shaped gilt-decorated black morocco onlay, and three red morocco lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Half-titles lacking, some minor rubbing, but an extraordinarily attractive copy. Rothschild 1971 (1st ed.) . The first three editions all appeared in 1768. Here is a choice copy of one of the later in a lovely contemporary decorative binding

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Mr William Shakespeare his Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,

      London: Printed by Dryden Leach, for J. and R. Tonson,, [1768]. set out by himself in quarto, or by the Players his Fellows in folio, and now faithfully republish'd from their Editions in ten Volumes octavo; with an Introduction: Whereunto will be added, in some other Volumes, Notes, critical and explanatory, and a Body of Various Readings entire. 10 volumes, octavo (181 × 118 mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco, smooth spines gilt-lettered direct, gilt dotted rolls to spine and covers, gilt decorative rules to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, pale blue silk bookmarks. Vignette portrait of Shakespeare at end of introduction. Bookplates. Spines a little faded and rubbed, minimal spotting to a couple of gatherings, overall an excellent set in contemporary red morocco. First edition of Capell's Shakespeare. "It was the first edition to be prepared from a complete transcript rather than a marked-up copy of the previous edition, and it marked a change of editorial policy in which the textus receptus was rejected in favour of an unusually meticulous collation of the early quartos [of which Capell had 55 in his own collection] and first folio. Pegge records that Lord Dacre wrote to Capell as the 'Restorer of Shakespeare', and that Capell wept on reading the letter. Capell was the first to drop Rowe's anecdotal account of Shakespeare's life; he set the agenda for the documentary research of Edmond Malone into Shakespearian chronology and biography" (ODNB). The edition is also distinguished by its attractive typography and wide margins. The "Notes" and "Various Readings" promised in the first title page (the titles of the later volumes are much briefer) were not published until after Capell's death, rather haphazardly collected in three quarto volumes, 1783.

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

      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. 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).O'Reilly-Reitman, 243.

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      A Maestricht, Chez J. E. Dupour & Ph. Roux 1768 - TITLE: LE NECROLOGE DES HOMMES CELEBRES DE FRANCE 1768 & 1777 AUTHOR: Unsure, the book is written in French!!! Possibly the author could be M. le Comte D'Albon. PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: A Maestricht, Chez J. E. Dupour & Ph. Roux, Imprimeurs & Libraires. Soulager, Necrologe, 1777 EDITION: First Edition Assumed CATEGORY: Foreign, super rare ---NOT SIGNED--- BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): There are two volumes for sale. The second volume has a hinge that is cracking but still intact. Volume 1 or A is a little rough looking on the outside with natural age brown to the pages. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. ON THE SECOND ENDPAPER WITH WHAT APPEARS TO THE HALF TITLE PAGE, THE BOOKS HAVE THE FOLLOWING: LE NECROLOGE DES HOMMES CELEBRES DE FRANCE. TOME SECOND. Annee 1768 ; LE NECROLOGE DES HOMMES CELEBRES DE FRANCE. TOME SEPTIEME. Necrologe 1777. SIZE: 4 x 6 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 199, pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Not sure if books is of a large set, unsure, the book is written in French!!! First Edition Assumed. A Maestricht, Chez J. E. Dupour & Ph. Roux, Imprimeurs & Libraires. 1768, 1777. LE NECROLOGE DES HOMMES CELEBRES DE FRANCE. ELOGE HISTORIQUE DE M. QUESNAY, More en 1775. Par M. le Comte D'Albon. COMPETITIVE PRICING! InvCode 004088 ViewFair Books : E 599 H 650 V550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLETE COOK Teaching The Art Of Cookery In All Its Branches And To Spread A Table In A Useful Substantial And Splendid Manner, At all seasons of the year. WithPractical Instructions to Choose, Buy, Dress and Carve all Sorts of Provisions

      E. & C. Dilly, 1768.. 1st edn. 12mo. Rebound in recent gilt ruled full brown calf. (Fine). Pp. xx + 364 (new endpapers; with contemporary hand-written notes on remaining front prelim and on p. 364). .

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        Observations on the Dropsy in the Brain

      Edinburgh: John Balfour, by Balfour, Auld, & Smellie, 1768. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. [4], 158, [3], 160-193, [1] p. ; 21 cm. Bound in contemporary leather. Good binding and cover. Professionally restored. Several writings and a poem on FEP and inside board. Contemporary bookplate of Douglas of Deal and John P. Sheahan on inside front board. Gift inscription on FEP and owners script on initial title page of William Henry Baumgartner, 1801. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Please feel free to view our photographs. <br><br> Robert Whytt (1714 in Edinburgh to 1766) was a Scottish physician. His work, on unconscious reflexes, tubercular meningitis, urinary bladder stones, and hysteria, is remembered now most for his book on diseases of the nervous system. He served as President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

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      Dublin: Printed for J. Milliken, 1768.. [2],253,[1]pp. Small octavo. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt labels. Illustrations of farming implements. Text block intermittently tanned, with occasional marginal smudges, modest soiling and discolorations, several old stamps of a defunct mercantile library. An ordinary copy, now preserved in a satisfying binding. First Dublin edition of one of Young&#39;s earliest major works, published in the same year as the London edition. This is an edition of some rarity - ESTC locates only five copies: two at Trinity College, and three in the U.S., at Columbia, the Library Company and the Univ. of Kansas. Based on his extensive tours of the British Isles and Ireland, Young amassed a significant body of first hand information and statistics that did much to help raise the standards of agriculture. In 1793, he was appointed the first Secretary of the Board of Agriculture, the predecessor of the Royal Agricultural Society. The immediate relevance of Young&#39;s observations to Irish readers is self- evident, and in 1780 Young published similar observations based on his travels there. The London editions are appropriately recorded in Kress, Higgs, Amery/Fussell and Goldsmiths, but this edition is not. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 214. ESTC N23358.

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      Paris, 1768. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Classical Botanical Work in Original Decorative Calf,With More than 180 Finely Engraved Plates. 343 x 267 mm (13 1/2 x 10 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. VERY PLEASING CONTEMPORARY SMOOTH CALF, ATTRACTIVELY GILT, covers with French fillet border, raised bands, spine gilt in pretty floral compartments with tulip cornerpieces and a large floral spray at center surrounded by small tools, one burgundy and one brown morocco label, turn-ins with gilt foliate role, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. WITH 181 VERY FINE ENGRAVED BOTANICAL PLATES (including an engraved frontispiece depicting a man and woman picking pears) as called for, the plates illustrating the seeds, blooms, and edible products of fruit-bearing trees. Title pages with small early circular monogram stamp. Nissen 550; Dunthorne 100; Pritzel 2466; Raphael, "Pomona" 28; Brunet II, 871. Front cover of volume II with a (well-masked) six-inch abrasion, joints of first volume beginning to crack along first compartment at top and bottom on front and at bottom on back, a few tiny wormholes and small patches of lost patina from insect activity, but the handsome original bindings entirely solid, quite lustrous, and generally well preserved. A dozen gatherings with faint overall browning because of paper stock (though the plates almost entirely unaffected), isolated rust spots and other trivial imperfections, otherwise a fine copy internally, the text especially fresh and clean, the plates richly impressed, and the margins remarkably ample. With a fine contemporary binding that measures 343 x 267 mm., this is an extremely large as well as quite pleasing copy of a beautifully illustrated book by the man Raphael calls "one of the outstanding botanists of the 18th century" in the fields of plant physiology and agriculture. Henri Duhamel du Monceau (1700-82) was a justifiably celebrated Parisian polymath who gave up on formal university training to take lodgings near the Botanical Gardens, where he pursued his own plan of learning from the director and from other distinguished persons who gathered there. He cultivated trees on his own estates, authored a number of important books on topics as diverse as agronomy, marine architecture, and ichthyology, and was a member of all the important scientific academies. This treatise on fruit culture proved to be of considerable importance, and the plates (designed by Magdeleine-Francoise Basseporte, Aubriet, and others and engraved by Catherine Haussard, P. L. Cor, Henriquez Herisset fils, Menil, Charles Milsan, Poletnich, and others) were among the most beautiful botanical engravings of the period. The text begins by describing the appropriate methods for pruning and grafting fruit trees, and goes on to discuss the different varieties of individual fruits, including 58(!) types of pears. The engravings show uncommon consistency from beginning to end in how substantial and skillfully executed they are. The images are faithful to nature, thoughtfully designed, and so finely wrought as to appear luscious. The work is uncommonly seen in an attractive contemporary binding, and is rarer still in the kind of tall copy offered here.

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        Synopsis Juris Criminalis per Succinctas Positiones Delineati

      1768. Kemmerich, Dietrich Hermann [1677-1745]. Synopsis Juris Criminalis per Succinctas Positiones Delineati in Usum Praelectionum Academicarum. Accessit Legum Delectus, Quae Conclusiones Criminales Respiciunt ad Usum Scholae, & Fori. Collegit D.A.D. Ex Libris Digestorum, & Codicis. Pisa: Ex Typographia Augustini Pizzorno, 1768. xxii, 187 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Later plain paper wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light soiling, some wear to spine ends and corners. Moderate toning, light foxing in places. Early struck-through signature to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Later edition of a work first published in 1731. This was a university handbook on criminal law in Saxony with comparisons to Roman law. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America, at Harvard Law School, which has the 1768 edition.

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        Histoire Du R?e De Louis XIII, Roi De France Et De Navarre

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

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        A General System of Surgery in Three Parts, Containing the Doctrine and Management: I: Of Wounds, Fractures, Luxations, Tumors, and Ulcers of All Kinds; II: Of the Several Operations Performed on All Parts of the Body; III: Of the Several Bandages

      J. Whiston et. Al, 1768-01-01. 8th. Hardcover. Acceptable. 2 v. in 1. 28 cm. (4to) Full leather binding. Front hinge cracked. Binding worn. Numerous illustrations. Clean, unmarked pages. Numerous illustrations. Collated. 39 folding plates of 40 present (plate between 402 and 403 missing). 8th ed. G&M 5576 (1st ed.) Garrison-Morton describe Heister as the first truly scientific surgeon in Germany. Dr. Heister was reputed to have introduced the spinal brace. Heirs of Hippocrates 797. Wellcome III, p. 237. (1st ed.) T.O. Benjamin&#39;s plate on verso.

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        Historia del Colegio Viejo de San Bartholomé, Mayor de la célebre Universidad de Salamanca. Segunda parte, tomo primero. Que contiene las vidas de los cinco 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 del Arzobispo de la Universidad de Salamanca y del de San Ildephonso de Alcalá, y un Catálogo 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 Bartholomé. Corregido y aumentado por Don José de Rojas y Contreras, Marqués de Albentos, Colegial de San Bartholomé

      Madrid, por Andrés Ortega, 1768. Folio; 12 hojas, 1058 pp. Con 6 grabados con retratos entre el texto. Ejemplar carente de dos láminas. Fuertes trazas de polilla en portada, hojas preliminares y quince primeras páginas, así como en las últimas treinta. Taladros puntuales y mínimos en el resto del ejemplar, que no afectan al texto. Salvo estos aspectos excelente ejemplar. Encuadernación de época en piel, con lomera ornada y tejuelo.

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        Flora indica: cui accedit series zoophytorum indicorum, nec non prodromus florae capensis

      Leiden, C. Haak u. Amsterdam, J. Schreuder 1768.. Mit 68 (1-67, 21*) Kupfertaf. von A. van der Laan. 4 Bll., 241 S., 9 Bll., 28 (recte 32) S. HLdr. im Stil d. Zt. 27,5 x 23 cm. Nissen, BBI 304; Stafleu-C. 935; Great Flower Books 53. - Erste Ausgabe der reich illustrierten Flora des indischen Subkontinents, 1984 auch als Reprint erschienen. Beschreibt etwa 1500 Pflanzenarten. Nicolaas Laurens Burmann, Sohn von Johannes B., war wie sein Vater als Botaniker und Mediziner in Amsterdam tätig und Korrespondent von Linne. Der Stecher der schönen Tafeln, Adolf van der Laan, hat auch fur Sebas Naturalienkabinett gearbeitet. "Das zeigt, dass er in der botanischen Illustration einen geachteten Ruf gehabt haben muss" (Nissen, BBI I, S. 88 f.). - Tls. an den Rändern gebräunt, bzw. leicht braunfleckig.

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        Relacion del viage? al descubrimiento del Estrecho nuevo de San Vicente, que hoy es nombrado de Maire, y reconocimiento del de Magallanes? lleva añadido Las derrotas de la America Occidental de unos Puertos a otros

      A cornerstone Spanish Americana; the most celebrated 17th century Spanish voyage to Magellan. 1768. Cadiz. Don Manuel Espinosa. In 4to (195 mm x 138 mm). 9 ff. + 1 [blank] + 162 + 1 ff. + 1 [blank] + 41 + 1 ff. + folding map. Contemporary flexible vellum, ties present, spine lettered in ink, slightly bowed and soiled. A fine, clean and crisp copy, title and last page with small excised piece of paper far from text and restored. Second edition. The first edition was published in 1621 and is virtually unobtainable with the Texeira map. The voyage made by the Nodal´s was arguably amongst the most significant carried out by the Spanish crown in the 17th century; it´s also certainly an outstanding work of navigation, and one of the most important travel narratives of the 17th century. ?This expedition was organized by the Spanish Government to explore the extreme south of America where Le Maire and Schouten had just discovered a new passage to the Pacific. Two ships were built in Lisbon especially for this purpose. The crew consisted entirely of Portuguese taken out of prison... Among the navigators were some Dutchmen who had already been on the voyage with Le Maire. The expedition eached Rio in November, 1618... They circumnavigated Tierra del Fuego and renamed the strait of Le Maire ´Sao Vicente´... They returned to Spain after calling at Pernambuco in July, 1619?. The expedition passed through Tierra del Fuego and the Strait of Magellan in 1619. Remarkably, virtually no men enlisted for this journey, considered to be highly dangerous, so the crew consisted mostly of prisoners ?in fact, when making Port at Rio, the Nodal´s wanted the men to go directly to the local prison, in fear of an attempt to escape; apparently no one died. Sabin, 55396. Borba de Moraes, 616. Palau, 99486.

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        Plate 71

      Vienna became a center for botanical art illustration during the early 19th century. Francis I (1768-1835) of Austria, the last monarch to rule over the Holy Roman Empire, was obsessed with flowers and promoted the study of botanicals as well as the creation of gardens in Vienna. His Imperial Gardens, where he realized his passion for flowers, remain one of Vienna's most beloved treasures.Leopold Trattinnick, a wealthy Austrian botanist, was the first curator of the Botanical Court Cabinet, founded by Francis I. A member of a prosperous family, Trattinnick had the means to publish several sumptuously produced botanical works without regards to cost. Trattinnick's publications include Auswahl Vorzuglich Schoner (1821) and Neue Arten von Pelargonien Deutchen Ursprunges (1825-43). Thesaurus Botanicus is considered his most beautiful work. Thesaurus Botanicus consists of 80 illustrated plates by the Austrian artists Strenzel, Frister, Kneisech, J. Schmid, Reinelli, Malknect and Buchberger. The majority of the plates were illustrated by Ignaz Strenzel, a professor at the Vienna Academy, and by Franz Reinelli, a flower specialist at the Royal Vienna porcelain manufacture.This hand-colored engraving, "Plate 71" measures 16.25" x 10.5" and is in very good condition with small foxing marks. Expertly detailed and vibrantly colored, this engraving illustrates the different parts of this plants flowers and gives a fuller version of the plant on the stems. This engraving is colored with vibrant green stems and pink flowers with yellow centers. The cross sections of the different layers of the flowers brings a scientific edge to this beautiful engraving.

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      London: Printed, and Sold by J. Almon, 1768.. 82pp. plus frontispiece bound in after titlepage. Quarto. Modern three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Very minor foxing and soiling. Very good. The only edition of this scarce defense of American liberties and freedoms, issued in the wake of the Townshend Acts. William Bollan was born in England but educated in America, where he built a successful law career in Boston. He served as the Massachusetts colonial agent in London from 1745 to 1762, when he was removed as a result of clashing political factions in the colony. Accused by some in the Bay Colony of being too subservient to the imperial center at the expense of the colonial periphery, Bollan spent much of his time after 1762 producing pamphlets on the brewing political crisis between the Crown and the colonies, always striving for reconciliation between the two. Bollan sees the Townshend Acts, which imposed revenue duties on the colonies for reasons other than direct defense, as evidence of political corruption in the British government, but not as reason enough to sever the ties between England and her colonies. He harkens back to the history of the Roman Empire, drawing comparisons to the current situation. The lovely plate, engraved by Bartolozzi, represents a British "Lady Liberty," with an olive branch in hand but with a shield close at hand. Not in Cohen, though he lists several other works by Bollan. A very scarce work on the market. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 68-2. HOWES B576, "aa." SABIN 6210. ESTC N1000.

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      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, 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 browing 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 &#39;Manual Exercise, with Explanations, as ordered by His Majesty&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;s hussar regiments. Back in England he vigorously supported Pitt&#39;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.

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      London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1768.. Two volumes. xx,203;[4],208pp. Octavo. Contemporary calf, marbled endsheets, spines gilt extra, red and green gilt lettering pieces. Engraved coat of arms on D3v of second volume. Upper joint of first volume, and crown of lower joint of second volume cracked (but cords still sound), spines a bit rubbed, with very shallow losses at crowns of spines, two small smudges to half-title in first volume, a bit of light foxing to terminal leaves, small flaw in extreme fore-edge of binder&#39;s blank in second volume, otherwise a very good, crisp set. First edition, the special printing on large "imperial" paper. This copy measures 18.3 x 11.3cm. The subscriber&#39;s list in the first volume marks those subscribers opting for this format with an asterisk. This set exhibits variant reading 2 in the first volume, and variant 1 in the second. Sterne&#39;s account of his journey through Calais, Rouen, Paris and nearly to Lyons, taken for the sake of his health. "...The flawless miniature artistry of its vignettes are hardly to be paralleled in either English or French prose of the century" - Louis Bredvold. A separately printed advert leaf promising the completion of the work by the next winter was inserted in copies; it was, as often, not bound into this copy. ROTHSCHILD 1971. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 54.

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        Architectura navalis mercatoria

      Stockholm,, 1768.. Large folio, double-page letterpress table, engraved double-page title and dedication, and 62 double-page folding plates, all plates with generous margins and with good, clear impressions, some toning and scattered foxing, old repairs to plates XXVIII & XXIX; a strikingly handsome copy in contemporary French mottled calf, the French royal arms stamped in gilt on each cover, alternating anchor and fleur-de-lys devices in gilt on the spine between raised bands. A magnificent folio volume: the most important work of naval architecture of the eighteenth century, with detailed and attractive plans for many different kinds of naval vessels. Published in the very year of the sailing of Cook's Endeavour, and just two decades before the First Fleet, it provides an extraordinary summary of contemporary ship-building techniques.The Swede Fredric Henric af Chapman (1721-1808) was perhaps the greatest naval architect of the eighteenth century. He was promoted vice admiral in 1791, and was manager of the shipyard at Karlskrona, the important base of the Royal Swedish Navy, from 1782 to 1793. Under the direction of King Gustav III it was Chapman who drove the modernisation of the Swedish fleet, and his methods surpassed and perfected contemporary shipbuilding, and were rapidly adopted by all of the main naval nations. Not all of Chapman's plans were built, chiefly because of the imposing scale on which he worked: there are, for example, plans for a privateering frigate, designed as a deep-water commerce raider, 160 feet long, and displacing 750 tons. She was to be armed with forty guns and no fewer than four hundred men: around five times the size of the average privateer of his day, and twice the size of actual French privateers built during the French Revolutionary War (Konstam & McBride, Privateers & Pirates, 1730-1830, pp. 31-2).This has always been a scarce and desirable work: even in 1781, when Vial du Clairbois issued an annotated quarto edition of Chapman's work, he commented 'Il ne se trouve pas en France & co?te 180 livres en Hollande, en feuilles. Il est de nature ? occuper dignement une place dans le cabinet des curieux sur cette matiËre, mais il n'est pas d'un prix ? la portÈe de tout le monde'. As a result, despite being one of the foundations of modern naval architecture, this work is better known from later editions and facsimiles than, as here, in its full glory. Indeed, the scale of the work is significant, as it is now known chiefly from much smaller quarto-sized plates, not the grand folio double-page plates seen here.Handsomely bound in a contemporary French binding with the royal arms stamped in gilt to both boards, this copy is complete with the letterpress "Table gÈnÈrale des plans", a tri-lingual index (printed in French, English, and Swedish) that is missing in many copies. One of the reasons for the work's scarcity is plausibly said to be its actual practical use in shipyards of the period. We have seen another copy of the work almost devastated by hands-on use. The survival of this copy in such excellent condition suggests that it has always been in a library rather than a shipyard, and given its royal binding probably rather a good library.Brunet, I, 1797; Polak, 1605.

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        A General System of Surgery in Three Parts, Containing the Doctrine and Management: I: Of Wounds, Fractures, Luxations, Tumors, and Ulcers of All Kinds; II: Of the Several Operations Performed on All Parts of the Body; III: Of the Several Bandages.

      J. Whiston et. Al. 1768 - 2 v. in 1. 28 cm. (4to) Full leather binding. Front hinge cracked. Binding worn. Numerous illustrations. Clean, unmarked pages. Numerous illustrations. Collated. 39 folding plates of 40 present (plate between 402 and 403 missing). 8th ed. G&M 5576 (1st ed.) Garrison-Morton describe Heister as the first truly scientific surgeon in Germany. Dr. Heister was reputed to have introduced the spinal brace. Heirs of Hippocrates 797. Wellcome III, p. 237. (1st ed.) T.O. Benjamin's plate on verso. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kongs-skugg-sio utlögd a Dansku og Latinu. Det Kongelige Speil med Dansk og Latinsk Oversættelse samt nogle Anmærkninger, register og Forberedelser. Speculum Regarde com interpretatione danica et latina, variis lectionibus, notis &c.

      Sorø. Udgivet af Halfdan Einersen 1768. 4to. LXX + 804 + (10) s. Fraktur. 5 graverte tekstfaksimiler, ett av dem på tbl. Ett ark mgl., s. 693/694. Orig. helskinnbd. m. opph. bånd. Alle sn. røde. Flere navnetr. på fribl. Bd. slitt v. kapitéler og hj

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        Gustaviade, hjälte-dikt i tolf sånger.

      Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1768. Stor 4:o. Grav. porträtt,(8),167,(1) s. & 8 grav. notblad. + (SKJÖLDEBRAND, ERIC) Försök om epopée, poëme epique eller hjälte-dikt. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1768. 4:o. 40 s. Samtida vackert, men ngt nött, marmorerat skinnband med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och mörkröd titeletikett samt röda snitt. Någon enstaka fläck och några sidor lätt lagerfläckiga. Med stplr från Stora Eks fideikommissbibliotek och Helge Lilliestierna. Gammal anteckning om författaren på det andra försättsbladet.. En andra upplaga utkom 1796. De båda arbetena utgavs tillsammans. Det fina graverade porträttet föreställer Gustav Vasa och är utfört av Pehr Floding efter en målning av Lorens Pasch. Musiken komponerades av Pehr Brandt, Ferdinand Zellbell, H. P. Johnsen, Fr. Uttini, Henric Brandell och "herr håf secreteraren Olins fru". Efter dryga tio år som konsul i Alger återvände Eric Skjöldebrand till Sverige och adlades 1767, i förordet skriver han sig fortfarande Brander. "Gustaviade" föranledde Kellgren att utnämna dess författare till den svenska Homeros som "snarkar i varenda rad". I "Försök om epopé" redogör Skjöldebrand för sina estetiska idéer

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        Historia del Colegio Viejo de San Bartholomé, Mayor de la célebre Universidad de Salamanca. Segunda parte, tomo primero. Que contiene las vidas de los cinco 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 del Arzobispo de la Universidad de Salamanca y del de San Ildephonso de Alcalá, y un Catálogo 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 Bartholomé. Corregido y aumentado por Don José de Rojas y Contreras, Marqués de Albentos, Colegial de San Bartholomé.

      Madrid, por Andrés Ortega, 1768. Folio; 12 hojas, 1058 pp. Con 6 grabados con retratos entre el texto. Ejemplar carente de dos láminas. Fuertes trazas de polilla en portada, hojas preliminares y quince primeras páginas, así como en las últimas treinta. Taladros puntuales y mínimos en el resto del ejemplar, que no afectan al texto. Salvo estos aspectos excelente ejemplar. Encuadernación de época en piel, con lomera ornada y tejuelo.

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        Plan nouveau de la ville de Rotterdam.

      Incisione in rame, mm 410x496. Bell'esemplare.

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        Carte Réduite du Golphe de Gènes

      - le carte edite dal Depot de la Marine -Per contrastare lo strapotere navale della flotta inglese re Luigi XIV comprese la necessita di dotare le sue navi di carte nautiche in grado di renderle competitive con la marina antagonista. Un primo tentativo si ebbe con il Neptune Francais del 1693, ma solo agli inizi del diciottesimo secolo iniziò una grande campagna di rilievo delle coste del Mediterraneo e di altri mari, che portò alla realizzazione di numerose mappe, raccolte nel Dépot des Cartes et Planes de la Marine del 1720. Tuttavia il fondatore dell?idrografia francese può essere considerato a tutti gli effetti Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) che per oltre cinquant?anni fu al servizio della Marina quale ingegnere e cartografo, tanto che gli venne assegnato il titolo quale primo ?Ingegnere Idrografo della Marina? e quindi addirittura quello di ?Idrografo Reale?. Durante il suo servizio gli furono commissionati i rilievi delle coste francesi prima e successivamente quelle di praticamente tutto il mondo conosciuto. La sua produzione fu immensa e le sue carte nautiche, di grande qualità, apparvero in più edizioni fino oltre la fine del diciottesimo secolo. Questo grande fondo cartografico diede vita alla produzione ed alla vendita di carte navali, prima basate su quelle del Bellin, successivamente ampliate e migliorate da altri ingegneri di marina, sia francesi che non. Le carte nautiche venivano vendute separatamente e recavano tutte l?inconfondibile timbro con l?ancora e le corone (quando regnava la monarchia) del Depot Generale de la Marine. Raccolte delle stesse carte venivano invece pubblicate sotto il nome di Neptune Francois, monumentale opera che ebbe numerosissime ristampe fino alla metà del secolo successivo. Il seguente gruppo di carte è tratto da un volume denominato Neptune de la Méditerranée, riguardante il Mediterraneo. Dove possibile sono indicati il nome del cartografo, spesso un capitano di vascello, e la data della carta. Incisioni in rame, in eccellente stato di conservazione, salvo controindicazioni. Carta della Liguria con parte della Provenza e della Toscana. Coloritura coeva dei contorni. - To fight against the powerful English fleet, king Louis XIV decided to endow his ships with nautical charts that could enable them to compete with the enemy. The Neptune Francais, in 1693, can be considered a first attempt, but it was only at the beginning of the Eighteenth century that a campaign of study of the Mediterranean coasts and sea was started, leading to the realization of maps, collected in the Dépot des Cartes et Planes de la Marine in 1720. Nevertheless, the real founder of French hydrography can be considered Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who served for more than fifty years the navy as engineer and cartographer, which win him first the title of "Hydrographer Engineer of the Navy" and then of "Royal Hydrographer". His first commitment was to study the French coasts fisrt, and then of the whole world. His production was massive and his nautical charts, due also to their quality, were published in many edition until the end of the XVIII century. This allowance led to the production and the selling of sea charts, at first based on those from Bellin, then developed by other navy engineers. The sea charts were sold separately, all bearing the stamp with the anchor and the crowns of the Depot Generale de la Marine. Collections of the same charts have been published under the name of Neptune Francois, a monumental work which has been reissued many times until the half of the following century. The following group of charts is taken from a volume entitled Neptune de la Méditerranée, about the Mediterranean sea. Where possible, there is the name of the cartographer, very often the captain of the ship, and the date of the chart. Map of Ligury, with part of Provence and Tuscany. Contemporay outline colour. Parigi Paris 885 595

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        Notizie de' Professori del Disegno da Cimabue in qua, opera... nuovamente data alle stampe con varie dissertazioni, note ed aggiunte, da Giuseppe Piacenza, architetto torinese. -

      Torino, Stamp. Reale, 1768-1820.6 voll. In-4. Cartonature originali verdi con motivi floreali i primi 2 voll. (un minimo usate), cartonature orignali rustiche gli altri (vedi nota). 6 ritratti f.t. inc. in rame e 3 genealogie ripieg. Compl. 3124 pp.; buon esemplare intonso ed in parte a fogli chiusi. Terza edizione, assai aumentata rispetto alle due precedenti (prima: 1681-1728), della più importante storia dell'arte figurativa in Europa dopo quella del Vasari. Quasi tutte le nostre bibliografie (Cicognara, Schlosser, UCBA, Arntzen, Brunet) danno questa edizione in 5 volumi, stampati tra il 1768 e il 1817; solo Gamba la quota giustamente in 6 volumi. Evidentemente il sesto volume è piuttosto raro, come lo sono anche gli esemplari completi, dato il lungo tempo impiegato per la pubblicazione: il secondo volume apparve nel 1770, due anni dopo il primo, ma gli altri quattro solo tra il 1813 e il 1820, il che spiega anche la differenza delle legature di questo esemplare. Schlosser 473: «La terza edizione fu preparata da un dotto architetto torinese... L?editore vi ha inserito delle note, e un gran numero di nuove biografie, specialmente di artisti suoi compatrioti». Third greatly enlarged edition of Baldinucci?s scholarly survey of Italian artist (first edition: 1681-1728). All our bibliographies quote this edition as being complete in five volumes, except Gamba who correctly mentions six. Due to the long time employed for publication, complete copies are quite scarce: vol. II was printed in 1770, but the other four were only published between 1813 and 1820. With 6 engr. portraits and 3 folding genealogies. A good uncut and partly unopened copy bound in original boards (cartonatura rustica; vols. I & II covered with 18th c. decorative floral paper, slightly worn).

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        (Thomas) A Select Collection of Drawings from Curious Antique Gems; most of them in the possession of the nobility and gentry of this kingdom; etched after the manner of Rembrandt.

      London: Printed by Dryden Leach, for M. Worlidge...; and M. Wicksteed, Seal-Engraver at Bath, 1768 [1780?] . 2 Vols., 4to., complete with etched portrait frontispiece and 182 fine etched plates of gems, including the uncalled-for Medusa plate commencing vol.ii and the supplementary plate of Hercules slaying the Nemean lion, in excellent state; early red straight-grain morocco, broad gilt borders and fan cornerpieces, spines divided into six panels by double raised bands, attractively tooled in gilt, g.e., silken endleaves bordered in gilt, a few minor repairs, slight residual wear, attractive Finely bound in handsome unsigned bindings: almost certainly the work of Staggemeier and Welcher or Kalthoeber. This work was usually bound by one of the top London binders for the nobility and gentry who subscribed (ten pages in volume i list 170 subscribers) and who, for the most part, provided Worlidge with the original gems.

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        Opera omnia, nunc primum collecta, in classes distributa, praefationibus & indicibus exornata, studio Ludovici Dutens.

      Fratres de Tournes 1768 Ricercata e monumentale prima edizione dell'opera omnia del Leibniz, preceduta da una biografia del filosofo a cura di Jakob Brucker e divisa in sei tomi: I. Teologia II. Logica, metafisica, fisica e scienze naturali III. Matematica IV. Filosofia, storia e antichità, giurisprudenza V. Filologia VI. Filologia (continuazione), etimologia. Brunet, III, 950: "Collection très-recherchée, mais dont on pourrait donner aujourd'hui une édition plus complète"; Graesse, IV, 152. 6 voll. in 4o di pp. (4), IV, CCXLIV, 790; (2), VII, 400, 292; (2), VIII, LVI, 664; VII, 216, 286, 648; VIII, 632; VI, 334, 344 solid. ril. in m. perg. con tit. in oro al d. su tassello e piatti marmorizzati; 1 tav. ripiegata n.t. al vol. III, ritratto del filosofo inciso dal Savart dopo l'antiporta del vol. I (forse posteriore) e 39 tavv. incise f.t., di cui 12 al vol. II, 25 al vol. III e altre due nei voll. IV e VI; mancanti le due tavv. interne al volume II (magneti e combinatoria); per 21 di esse, stampate su carta differente, non si esclude una produzione posteriore; la tav. del vol. IV è montata tra la 1a e la 2a parte anziché dopo p. 512 della 3a; testatine talora sottoscritte dall'incisore - Papillon -, finalini e capilettera xilografici. Alcune mancanti; legg. solide e coperte ben conservate, lamentando solo una fessurazione ben restaurata al b. sup. del piatto ant. nel vol. II e piccole mancanze e difetti al rivestimento dei piatti. Cc. complessivamente buone senza traccia di tarli, qualche fior., frequenti bruniture uniformi, in taluni casi piuttosto accentuate, rari aloni di umidità e occasionali macchie e piccoli difetti; solo al vol. II, c. H4, si ha un piccolo foro con minima perdita di t.; margini molto ampi con occasionali mancanze, soltanto nel vol. II e III occupati qua e là da note a lapis, in rari casi in col. rosso. Buon esemplare.

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        Historia Stirpium Indigenarum Helvetiae inchoata.

      Bernae, Societatis Typographicae, 1768. 3 volumes (bound in 2). Folio. (I:) pp. (4), lxiv, 444, with engraved title vignette and engraved plates 1-20; (II:) pp. (2), 323, with engraved plates 21-44; (III:) pp. (2), 204, with engraved plates 45-48. Contemporary half red calf, spines with 6 raised bands and gilt lettering. Nissen BBI, 774. First edition of this beautiful work on the Flora of Switzerland, in which Haller describes more than 2486 species of which many new. Haller was a student of Boerhaave and informs his readers as follows: 'I described all the plants that I had collected, from their natural characters, as Boerhaave had taught us to do at Leiden'. "As a result of his continuous travelling Haller acquired an intimate knowledge of the flora of the Alps, a knowledge which profoundly influenced his biological outlook. ... In his great Swiss flora of 1768 he draws the parallel between the altitudinal zonation of the plants in the Alps and the zonation from north to south in the holarctic flora region" (Stafleu. Linnaeus and the Linnaeans p. 247). The work extensively describes the orchid alpine flora and 23 of the beautifully engraved plates are devoted to this subject. A good uncut copy of this scarce work.

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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

      London: Printed for S. Baker and G. Leigh, 1768. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Dark blue coloured half leather and marble covered boards with two gilt lettered black leather labels to spine. Binding in fine condition, very presentable and attractive. Contents firm and tight with the title-page showing some very neat copperplate notation and former owner name, but with no other pen-marks or inscriptions, and no loose leaves or stains. Also, not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Size: 210mm x 135mm. Pages: engraved frontispiece, title-page, viii, 257. A very nice copy, professionally restored and rebound.

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        Geografia Universale? Nuova Edizione Corretta ed accresciuta de' cangiamenti di dominio, e delle nuove scoperte sino al presente, a norma delle quali si è corretta la Carta dell'Asia, e si è spiegata in due accurate Carte l'America. Col Trattato della Sfera?

      nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli 1768 in 12 grande (cm 16x9), pp. 3 b., 11 nn., 454, 2 nn. di Indice delle cose notabili; leg. coeva in p/pelle, tit. e fregi in oro al ds.; opera completa delle 20 carte geografiche; piccole mancanze e sbucciature alla leg. ma vol. solido. 603/23

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