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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 'Manual Exercise, with Explanations, as ordered by His Majesty' is bound in at the rear of a few copies of our edition. This was published by J. Millan in 1770 and is announced at the foot of our title page but evidently not supplied until about 2 years later. The six copies of the 1768 edition listed in Copac (libraries in the UK), do not have this pamphlet. It is catalogued in the Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part 10, No. 3848. Colonel William Windham (1717-1761) came from an old Norfolk family. He travelled widely in Europe and for some time was an officer in one of Queen Maria Theresa's hussar regiments. Back in England he vigorously supported Pitt's scheme for a national militia in 1756, and then helped the Marquis Townshend to form the Norfolk militia regiment in 1757. His Plan of Discipline first published in 1760 came into general use in his own country and later became one of the principal drill manuals in use during the American Revolution. Spaulding & Karpinski, Early Military Books, No. 281 and No. 305 (Boston, 1774); Sabin 104749-104755. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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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'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'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'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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        Méthode nouvelle et facile d'administrer le vif-argent aux personnes attaquées de la maladie vénérienne. On y a joint une hypothèse nouvelle sur l'action de ce métal dans les voies salivaires, ouvrage traduit du latin de M. Plenck (1768) - UNITO - Lettre a M. Le Monnier, de l'Academie des Sciences, premier Medecin du Roi, sur LA CULTURE DU CAFE' - unito - Observations sur le cacao et le chocolat ?, suivies De Réflexions sur le Système de M. de Lamure, touchant le battement des Artères

      Leclerc - Le Breton - Didot jeune 1768 - 1773 - 1772 in 12° (cm. 16x9,5), pp. 2 b, 4 nn., xxiij, 114; 2 nn., 132; 4 nn., 144, 2 b.; leg. francese coeva p/pelle spugnata, doppio tass. con tit. in oro e fregi pure in oro al ds., tagli rossi, sguardie marmor.; testatine e finalini. 'La culture du café' è un trattato anonimo molto raro, suddiviso in 3 parti; la 1^, Des Semis, tratta la storia del caffè, i semi, le varietà, l'influenza del clima e del suolo; la 2^, Entretien des Cafés, riguarda la coltivazione e il mantenimento della piantagione; la 3^, Récolte, tratta la raccolta, fermentazione, e i macchinari per il trattamento dei semi, con osservazioni sulle piantagioni in Africa, Medio Oriente, Antille, Indonesia e Cina. Le 'Observations sur le cacao et le chocolat' è una delle opere minori ma non meno interessanti di Navier (1712-1779), medico brillante a cui si devono, tra le altre, opere sull'inumazione precipitosa, sul modo di soccorrere persone avvelenate col veleno corrosivo, scritti sugli antidoti contro l'arsenico, il piombo ed altri veleni (cfr. Weiss, vol. 4°, pag. 355); in questo testo, suddiviso in 2 parti, esamina i vantaggi e gli inconvenienti derivanti dall'uso del frutto del cacao: Description du Cacaotier et de son amande; Analyse du Cacao faite par differents Sçavants; Nouvelle analyse du Cacao; Analyse des pellicules du Cacao; Comparaison de l'analyse du Cacao avec celle du café; Examen de l'action et des effets du Cacao et du Chocolat sur les solides et les fluides; Usage du Chocolat dans les maladies chroniques; Usage du Chocolat nuisible dans quelques circonstances; Du Chocolat consideré comme vehicule doux et agreable des purgatifs amers et irritans; Conclusion de l'Ouvrage. Curioso insieme di saggi di medicina ed agricoltura molto rari e ricchi di notizie interessanti. Ottimo e fresco esemplare. 600/23

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        Vollständige Anleitung zur Algebra.St. Petersburg: Kaiserliche Academie der Wissenschaften, 1770.

      First edition of Euler's great textbook of algebra in its language of composition, preceded only by an extremely rare Russian translation published in 1768-9 by two of his students. "Euler's Vollständige Anleitung zur Algebra is not only the most popular textbook on elementary algebra, with the exception of Euclid's Elements it is the most widely printed book on mathematics." (Truesdell). It "was translated into Russian (1768-9), Dutch (1773), French (1774), Latin (1790), English (1797, 1822) and Greek (1800). The popular German edition from Reclam Verlag sold no less than 108,000 copies between 1883 and 1943 (Reich, 1992). After 240 years this algebra textbook is still in print today, available in several languages and editions" (Heeffer). <br/><br/> "In 1770 Euler published his 'Vollständige Anleitung zur Algebra'... The first volume treats of determinate algebra. This contains one of the earliest attempts to place the fundamental processes on a scientific basis: the same subject had attracted D'Alembert's attention. This work also includes the proof of the binomial theorem for an unrestricted real index which is still known by Euler's name ... The second volume of the algebra treats of indeterminate or Diophantine algebra. This contains the solutions of some of the problems proposed by Fermat, and which had hitherto remained unsolved." (Ball). <br/><br/> "Euler proved the impossibility of solving x<sup>3</sup>+y<sup>3</sup>=z<sup>3</sup> in which x, y, and z are integers, xyz ?0 (a particular case of Fermat's last theorem); his demonstration, based on the method of infinite descent and using complex numbers of the form a+b(-3)<½> , is thoroughly described in his Vollständige Anleitung zur Algebra, the second volume of which has a large section devoted to Diophantine analysis." (DSB). <br/><br/> Euler composed his famous 'Algebra' in German in 1765-6, soon after his return to St Petersburg from Berlin. He was by then partially blind, and dictated the work to a young valet. Publication of the original German version (as offered here) was, however, delayed until 1770 and thus came to be preceded by a Russian translation by his students Peter Inokhodtsev and Ivan Yudin which was issued in 1768-9. This Russian translation is practically unobtainable; OCLC locates just one copy worldwide. The offered original German edition is also very rare with just two copies being auctioned in the past fifty years (Norman 1998 & Honeyman 1979). <br/><br/> Norman 735; Honeyman 1075; Eneström 387 & 388; Truesdell, Leonard Euler: Supreme Geometer, 1972; Albrecht Heeffer, The Rhetoric of Problems in Algebra Textbooks from Pacioli to Euler, pp.4-5; Ball, A Short Account of the History of Mathematics, p.397. A very fine copy.. 2 volumes, 8vo (188 x 121 mm), bound in two, fine contemporary polished calf with raised bands and richly gilt spine, light wear to capitals and hinges, pp. [16] [1-3] 4-356 (2 errata); [2] [1-3] 4-532 [2] (complete). Fine and clean, a very nice set

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        Thesaurus dissertationum, programmatum, aliorumque opusculorum selectissimorum, ad omnem medicinae ambitum pertinentium. Collegit, editit, et necessarios indices adjunxit Eduardus Sandifort.

      4°. XV, 572 S.; XV, 575 S.; 3 n.n. Bl., 623 S. Mit 25 gestochenen Tafeln. Interims-Pappbände der Zeit. 3 Bände Blake 400. - Waller 8548. - Erste Ausgabe. - Sammlung von 66 Dissertationen, darunter Sandifords eigene "de pelvi, eujsque in partu dilatatione", sowie Arbeiten von - Tissot. - Heinrich August Wrisberg. - Heinrich Palmatius Leveling u.a. Die Mehrzahl der Arbeiten behandeln Themen aus Sandiforts Spezialgebiet der Pathologischen Anatomie. - Sandifort (1742 - 1814) war Nachfolger von Albinus als Anatom in Leiden. "Der Vater der pathologischen Iconographie" (Hirsch). - Leicht stockfleckig. 2 Bände an den Kapitalen angerissen. - Sehr breitrandiges, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. - Selten.

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        La Princesse de Babilone.

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

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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.

      VII, 382 S., 3 Bll. Hübscher HLdr. d. Zt. mit reciher 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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        [Pompadour] Fru Pompadours lefwerne, uti hwilket orsakerna til de förda krig, afhandlade fredslut, ambassader och underhandlingar wid de fläste europeiske hofwen, de hemliga hof-intriguer, samt generalers och ministrers caracterer uptäckas och beskrifwas, som under de senare 20 åren, af konung Ludvic den 15:des regering, i Frankrike förekomma.

      Författat af henne sjelf på fransyska, och öfwersatt på swenska af L. L. S. I-II. Sthlm, C. Stolpe, 1768. 8:o. (2),207 + (2),211-392,(8) s. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, brun titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Pärmsidorna ställvis nötta. En oidentifierad namnteckning och några bläcknumreringar på insidan av främre pärmen. Fuktfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 23-26, i nedre hörnet på s. 345-46 och i yttermarginalen från s. 367 till slutet, där den sista sidan delvis är bruntonad. Ett mindre nagg i övre marginalen på s. 299. Med Magnus Wåhlins namnteckning.. Darnton Corpus 429 för det franska originalet som trycktes i Liège 1766. Översatt av Daniel Tilas. De avslutande åtta sidorna är rättelser och en bokhandelskatalog från Holmbergs boklåda. Madame de Pompadour (1721-64) var Ludvig XV:s officiella älskarinna och deras relation var en bidragande orsak till den franska monarkins impopuläritet. Flera texter som denna spreds i samtiden, vilka utgavs vara självbiografier författade av någon av konungens mätresser

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        St Christophers, surveyed by Anthony Ravell Esq.,

      London, 1768. Hand coloured engraved map with large margins. Two small pin holes but fine and fresh condition. 23.5 x 18" Rare first state of this map found in Sayer & Jefferys íA General Topography of North America and the West Indies.' Not listed by Tooley.

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        A Short History of Barbados from its first discovery and settlement, to the end of year 1767.

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1768. viii + 121pp + [2]. 1st ed., very fine in original full calf. The first history of the island. Very scarce.

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        Observations for Determining the Length of a Degree of Latitude in the Provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania, in North America...Read Nov. 24, 1768.

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. First Edition, being pp.274-328 + 1 extending engraved plate and 1 extending engraved map, extracted from volume LVIII of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1768, half calf gilt in period style, a very good copy, London, Davis and Reymers printers to the Royal Society, 1769. The Mason-Dixon Line was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the resolution of a border dispute between British colonies in Colonial America. It forms a demarcation line among four U.S. states, forming part of the borders of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia (then part of Virginia).This is the account of the various scientific aspects of the famous survey which came to denote the separation between free and slave states priori to the Civil War. BOUND WITH: 1.) MASKELYNE (N.) Introduction to the following Observations made by Messieurs Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon for determining the Length of a Degree of latitude in the Provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania in North America (ibid, p. 270-3); 2.) MASON (Charles); DIXON (Jeremiah) Astronomical Observations made in the Forks of the River Braniwine in Pennsylvania.., (ibid, p.329-335).

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        Biblia, Das ist: die gantze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers, einer kurzen Anweisung, wie die heilige Schrift zur Erbauung zu lesen, D. Johann Philip Fresenii.

      Franckfurt und Leipzig., Heinrich Ludwig Brönner., 1768. 18 x 11 cms, Engraved old coloured frontispiece with view of Franckfurt, ( xiv ), 784, 138, 275, ( iii ) pages, + 126 contemp. HAND-COLOURED plates ( signed Joh. Aman ex Scaphus ).Thumbed corners. On flyleaves in manuscript contemp. devotional rhymes. Contermp. calf, blind tooled monogram on front cover; M.D.BD. 1771. Wear at bottom of spine. Guilded edges

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        A Treatise on the Management of Bees, Wherein is Contained the Natural History of Those Insects. with the various methods of cultivating them, both Antient and Modern and the improved Treatment of them: 1st ed.;

      London, for the Author, 1768.. HARDBACK, contemporary half-calf with marbled boards, blind embossed rules on spine, gilt lettering on red spine label, pages: 169, index and errata [vi], folding plates iii, 4to., 205mm x 270mm (8" x 10.5"), former owners' names on title-page, some light spotting, mainly to first sections, slight spotting to plates, small marginal tear in one page repaired, off-setting of plates, otherwise a very fine copy. British Bee Books No. 119. 1.2Kg. Shipping for this heavy item would be around £5.00 to a UK address.

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        D. Edouard Youngs 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 (..) und mit dem nach der letzten englischen Ausgabe abgedruckten Originale herausgegeben, von J.A. Ebert.

      5 volumes. Ludolph Schröders Erben, Braunschweig 1768-71. 8vo. Contemporary brown full leather bindings wtih richly gilt spines and all 3 edges gilt. Old name (Frederique Lövenskiold) on verso of front endpaper i each volume. Title label on spine of volume 3 partly crackled. Otherwise a well-preserved and attractive set.. German translation and the orig. English text of Edward Young's famous text The Complaint or Night Thoughts (1742-1745) with parallel texts in English and German. Volume 1-3 are "Zweite verbesserte Auflage"; the rest are first editions

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        A New and Authentic History of England from the Remotest Period of Intelligence to the Close of the Year 1767: Containing a Particular and Circumstantial Account of Every Interesting Occurrence, and Memorable Character Relative to the Annals of Great

      Shakespear&#39;s Head in Pater-Noster Row, London: J Cooke, 1768 2 Volumes bound as 1. Full contemporary brown leather binding, scratched and marked, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine has raised bands, gilt tooling, title in gilt to maroon leather label, edges bumped and worn some leather loss head and tail. Internally there is some very minor foxing to first few pages, small old repair to tear in ffep, (12), (vi), 593, 572 pp, (16), (1). Has plates on The Druids gathering Misletoe, An Ancient Briton, etc - complete with all 72 plates + a map with a very small tear, not affecting map.A wonderful book with great plates and a long interesting list of subscribers.(ESTC N4789) First published in 58 parts. (OCLC 642301748)

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        Magistratens, stads-fiscalens och stads-betjenternes i Sköfde underdåniga berättelse til kongl.

      maj:t, jämte underdånig bönfallan, om beskydd emot öfwerwåld af hustru Mariana Wetterman, tillika med justitiæ-cancelleren och commendeuren högwälb. hr. E. v. Stockenströms bref til landshöfdingen och commendeuren gref Lagerberg och til advocat-fiscalen Morath, angående densamma. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1768. 4:o. (8) s. + Acter, innehållande så wäl advocat-fiscalens, i kongl. maj:ts och riksens höglofl. Gjöta hof-rätt, ämbetes memorial på justitiæcancellerens aflåtne skrifwelse, hwilken förut på trycket utkommit, rörande en hos vice-häradshöfdingen och borgaren i Schiöfde, Carl Anders Ullquist, af magistraten derstädes för des amazoninnas eller hustrus desperata motstånd, uphörda executions-förrättning, med mera, som bemälte magistrats deröfwer uti högbemälte hof-rätt, afgifne förklaring. Sthlm, kongl. Finska boktryckeriet, 1768. 4:o. 8 s. Ngt nött marmorerat pappbd med svart titeletikett i skinn på frampärmen. Liten lagning i övre hörnet på s. (4) och (6). "Acter" löst bifogad och tagen ur band, ngt bruntonad och med lagat nederhörn på titelbladet.. Bring Rättegångshandlingar 257:1-2. Allt som trycktes i detta mål. Klemming, som behandlar arbetet i "Ur en antecknares samlingar", kallar den mycket rara skriften "oerhörd och makalös i alla afseenden"

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        The East Indies, with the Roads

      Robert Sayer London: Robert Sayer, 1768. unbound. very good. Map in two sheets. Engraving with hand colored outline. Each image measures 21" x 54.25". Exquisite wall map of India and Ceylon. Shows major routes and political boundaries. Minor overall toning and slight dampstaining. A few small tears to edges, expert reinforcements to original folds.

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        Kort förklaring öfver Atlas Juvenilis som utgafs i Upsala i 20 chartor 1768. Andra gången upplagd och med 10 chartor förökt. 1774.

      Upsala Tryckt hos Joh. Edman. Kongl. Acad. Boktryckare. 8:o. 17,5 x 11 cm. Title + (4 pp. foreword and contents) + 192 pp. Contemporary half calf. Five raised bands. Sprinkled boards. Book plate and annotations in ink at the front paste down. Worn and rubbed binding. Bumped corners. A little smudging and a few spots here and ther in the text. One page with annotations in ink. Still a nice copy.. This is the rare text volume to Atlas Juvenilis. The first edition of the text was published in Uppsala in 1768 by Johan Edman. This is the second edition of 1774 also published by Johan Edman. A second issue of the second edition with a new title page was published by Carl Stolpe in Stockholm. Atlas Juvenilis is a very early swedish school atlas, only preceeded by Ziervogels "Minnes och Schol-Atlas" of 1758. It was a great success from the start and published in several editions until 1815. Anders Åkerman is best known for his globe production in Uppsala under the superintendence of "Kosmografiska Sällskapet", in the 1760s. and 1770s

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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

      T. Beckt and P.A. De Hondt London: T. Beckt and P.A. De Hondt, 1768. Full Leather. 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. Very Good.

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        Historiae Naturalis de Arboribus et Plantis. Libri X

      Heilbronn: Franciscus Josephus Eckebrecht, 1768-1769. 2 volumes, folio. (13 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches). 2 letterpress titles in red and black, text in double columns. Engraved allegorical frontispiece by Melchior Küsell after Matthaeus Merian, 137 engraved plates after Matthaeus Merian. (Gathering 3F in vol.I misbound after 3H. Expertly bound to style in half 18th century russia over contemporary paper boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, red stained edges. A fine set of the second edition of this important 17th-century survey of the known botanical world. Jonston was a "Polish physician of Scottish extraction who wrote numerous works on medicine, natural history, and more miscellaneous subjects" (Johnston). The original edition of this work was first published in Frankfurt in 1662 under the title Dendrographiae sive Historiae Naturalis de Arboribus et Fructibus. The present edition was published by Eckebrecht after he had acquired the complete set of the original printing plates for that 1662 edition. These he reprinted and added the second edition of the text. Cf. Johnston Cleveland 233 (1662 edition); cf. Nissen BBI 1007; Plesch Sale lot 409; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 3408.

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        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 ... II. Of courts, attornies and solicitors ... III. Of estates and property ... IV. Of the laws relating to marriage ... V. Of the Liberty of the Subject ... VI. Of the King and his prerogative ... VII. Of publick offences ... 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, in all cases whatsoever

      Hugh Gaine New York: Hugh Gaine. 1768. First American edition, designated here the "seventh edition" referring to the previous six which had appeared in London; 8vo, pp. iv, 289, [13]; tear in p. 157-8 before printing, some foxing, cracks starting at lower joints; a good, sound copy in original full blindstamped sheep, red morocco label on spine. This layman's guide to the law is the first book of its kind published in America. Evans 10935.

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        Den Danske Atlas Eller Konge=Riget Dannemark, med dets Naturlige Egenskaber, Elementer, Indbyggere, Væxter, Dyr....Forestillet ved en udførlig Lands=Beskrivelse...ved afgangne Erich Pontoppidan. Men fortsat af Hans de Hofman. Tomus IV (Aarhus Stift og Viborg Stift).

      Kiøbenhavn, Godiche, 1768. 4to. Ganske velbevaret samtidigt helldrbd. med rygforgyldning. Stort eksemplar på skrivepapir. Nogle blade med svag skjold i øverste hjøner. (20),852 pp. samt 27 (af 28, det Generelle Jyllandskort mangler)) kobberstukne kort, byprospekter og byplaner. 1 planche med revne i foldningen, uden tab. Alle trykt på skrivepapir.. Originaludgaven af Pontoppidans Danske Atlas Bd. IV

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        Project til contract om arrende af Hiellmare slusswärk uti Wessmanneland.

      [=rubrik]. (Sthlm?, 1768?). 4:o. (32) s. Häftad. Oskuren och ouppskuren. Enstaka lagerfläckar och ett genomgående minimalt maskhål i texten. Liten bläckanteckning nederst på första sidan.. Ark C innehåller med egen rubrik "Project til afhandling om Hiellmare-slusswärk uti Wessmanland, nemligen dess uplåtande til en ewärdelig egendom" och ark D "Herr öfwersten och riddaren Nordencreutz til kongl. Cammar-collegium den 14 aprill 1766 ingifne berättelse, efter förut wärkstäld besiktning in loco, om Hielmare slusswärks tilstånd i Wessmanlands höfdingdöme"

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        Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae juxta ritum Sac.Ord.Praedicatorum sub reverendissimo Patre Fr.Jo.Thoma De Boxadors ejusdem ordinis Magistro Generali

      Romae, MDCCLXVIII. Legatura del secolo XVIII in bazzana a due tinte: avana e marrone. Decorazioni dorate e concentriche inquadrano un elegante motivo floreale. Dorso con fregi e titolo in oro. Cuffie mutile. Cm.16x10.

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        The Complete Cook:

      London: E and C Dilly, 1768 Teaching the art of cookery in all its branches; and to spread a table..... To choose, buy, dress and carve all sorts of Provisions..... Art of making wine, mead, cyder...... . In modern maroon half leather with marbled boards, gilt tooling. Spine, faded slightly, raised bands, titles in gilt to orange leather labels. Internally, new endpapers, ink name to title page (Jane Bowen? 1768), first 20 pages a little dogearred at bottom corner, (xx), 364 pp, a little light browning throughout. An excellent copy of a very rare and important title, published again in Dublin in 1769. (ESTC T91233. Allibone 963)

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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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        Specimen of an Etimological Vocabulary, or, Essay, by Means of the Analitic Method, to Retrieve the Antient Celtic. By the author of a pamphlet entitled, The Way to Things by Words, and to Words by Things

      London: Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers. 1768. First Edition. Hardcover. Recent quarter calf over marbled boards with fiver raised bands on spine and contrasting spine label bearing gilt titles, internally clean and bright. (ESTC T4131) , John Cleland (1710-1789) is best known for his erotic novel "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure". Cleland claimed to have written most of it while living in Bombay, where he was working for the East India Company, and that he&#39;d written it to prove to a colleague that it was possible to write about a prostitute without using vulgar language. However the work was not completed until 1748, at which time Cleland was in prison for non-payment of debts. The book seems to have solved Clelands financial problems but did lead to his prosecution for the production of an obscene work. He went on to write a number of other novels, several plays (which were never produced) and a series of linguistic treatises, of which this is the second. In them he explored the celtic roots of English words, suggested links between Welsh and Hebrew, with the implication of the later being derived from the former, and plagiarized an account of Sanskrit by an earlier author. Clelands linguistic theories lack basis in fact and reflect the author&#39;s biases and idiosyncracies. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, xvi 231 [1] pp .

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        Account of Corsica, An

      1768. first edition. Boswell&#146;s "Highly Esteemed" Account of CorsicaBOSWELL, James. An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island; and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli. Illustrated with a New and Accurate Map of Corsica. Glasgow: Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly in the Poultry, London, 1768.First edition. Octavo (8 1/16 x 4 7/8 inches; 205 x 125 mm.). xxi, [1, blank], [1, table of contents], [1, blank], 382 pp. Bound without the final blank leaf (Aa8). Large folding engraved frontispiece map of Corsica by Thomas Phinn. Engraved coat-of-arms on title-page. Contemporary sheep. Spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with burgundy morocco gilt lettering label. Front joint starting. Front pastedown with early ink signature (partially erased), pencil signature of D. Cecil Gibbs, armorial bookplate of Thomas Havers (with his name crossed out in pencil), penciled note: &#147;J. Joseph&#146;s copy,&#148; and penciled bookseller&#146;s note. Penciled annotations at foot of p. 71 and 72. A very good copy.&#147;The first edition was sold out within six weeks, and a new edition (also of 3500 copies) was advertised for 1 April 1768&#133;This second edition supplied the public demand for a year. The third edition was advertised for 1 May 1769, with the announcement that &#145;Mr. Boswell&#146;s Account of Corsica has been so well received by the Public that two numerous Editions of 3500 Copies have been sold within the Space of a few Months; and the Book is so highly esteemed abroad that it has been translated into the French and Dutch languages, and printed at Amsterdam and Lausanne&#146;&#133;As Boswell proudly recorded later&#133;it was &#145;translated into Dutch, German Italian, and twice into French&#146;&#151;all within a year of its publication. Besides this, there were, as listed above, at least three editions printed in Ireland. The Account of Corsica was a book of the hour. Many more copies of its were sold in Boswell&#146;s lifetime than of either of his great works in the biography of Johnson, and it achieved abroad a much more remarkable success&#148; (Pottle, p. 62).Points: Table of contents (b2) follows the Preface (a1-b1); D2 recto is in Rothschild&#146;s first state, with the words &#147;John Home&#148; incorrectly placed following the first quotation on p. 51; E2 is a cancellans, with lines 11 and 12 on p. 69 reading: &#147;enjoying the noble fief of/Istria&#148; (not recorded by Rothschild); Z3 is a cancellans, with &#147;Mariana&#148; corrected to &#147;Mariani&#148; on p. 357. The map is in the second state, as per Rothschild, with the imprint, and is bound between the half-title and title. In addition, this copy has the following misprints recorded by Pottle: &#147;141&#148; for &#147;241&#148; in the table of contents (corrected in this copy by over-stamping); broken &#147;E&#148; in &#147;Etruscans&#148; on p. 70, line 17 (with the lower bar showing faintly); &#147;feelirg&#148; on p. 137, line 11; &#147;tha the&#148; on p. 172, line 9; &#147;Montgomerÿ&#148; on p. 184, line 4; &#147;speculati-ions&#148; on p. 327, lines 9-10. Pages 93 and 296 are correctly printed.Cox I, pp. 138-139. Gaskell 473. Lowndes I, p. 242. Pottle 24. Rothschild 442-445.

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