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        Account of Corsica, An

      1768. first edition. Boswell’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: “J. Joseph’s copy,” and penciled bookseller’s note. Penciled annotations at foot of p. 71 and 72. A very good copy.“The first edition was sold out within six weeks, and a new edition (also of 3500 copies) was advertised for 1 April 1768…This second edition supplied the public demand for a year. The third edition was advertised for 1 May 1769, with the announcement that ‘Mr. Boswell’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’…As Boswell proudly recorded later…it was ‘translated into Dutch, German Italian, and twice into French’—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’s lifetime than of either of his great works in the biography of Johnson, and it achieved abroad a much more remarkable success” (Pottle, p. 62).Points: Table of contents (b2) follows the Preface (a1-b1); D2 recto is in Rothschild’s first state, with the words “John Home” incorrectly placed following the first quotation on p. 51; E2 is a cancellans, with lines 11 and 12 on p. 69 reading: “enjoying the noble fief of/Istria” (not recorded by Rothschild); Z3 is a cancellans, with “Mariana” corrected to “Mariani” 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: “141” for “241” in the table of contents (corrected in this copy by over-stamping); broken “E” in “Etruscans” on p. 70, line 17 (with the lower bar showing faintly); “feelirg” on p. 137, line 11; “tha the” on p. 172, line 9; “Montgomerÿ” on p. 184, line 4; “speculati-ions” 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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        The Gardeners Dictionary Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Garden and Nursery; As also for Performing the Practical Parts of Agriculture: Including The Management of Vineyards with the Methods of Making and Preserving Wine, According to the present Practice of The most skilful Vignerons in the several Wine Countries in Europe. Together with Directions for Propagating and Improving, From Real Practice and Experience All Sorts of Timber Trees.

      London, Printed for the Author, 1768. The eight edition. Engraved frontispiece + 17 engraved plates. Unpaginated. Contemporary full calf. Folio: 42 X 26 cm. Front board completely loose from spine otherwise a good copy. Interior clean

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Biblia, Das ist die gantze Heilige Schrift, Altes und Neues Testaments. Verdeutscht von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther: Und auf gn?digste Verordnung Des Durchlauchtigsten F¸rsten und Herrn, Herrn Ernsts, Herzogen zu Sachsen, F¸lich, Kleve und Berg von etlichen reinen Theologen dem eigentlichen Wort-Verstand nach erkl?ret, wie hiervon weiter in der Vorrede gehandelt wird. daher ¸ber die gew?hnliche, mit Flei? verbesserte Biblische Register, unter anderem zu finden, ein Bericht, von Vergleichung der J¸dischen und Biblischen Monden, Maa?, Gewicht, M¸ntz und Elen mit den Unserigen: Sowohl auch eine Beschreibung der Stadt Jerusalem, samt unterschiedlichen neuen Land-Tafeln, und andern sch?nen Kupffer-Figuren, und derselben Beschreibung: Welches alles dem Christlichen Leser, zu mehrerm Verstand der Schrifft, gute Anleitung geben kan. Zu Ende ist auch, nebst den Christlichen Haupt-Symbolis, die unver?nderte Augspurgische Consession mit beygedruckt worden.Von neuem mit Flei? ¸bersehen, durch fernere,

      In Verlegung der Johann Andrea Endterischen Handlung N¸rnberg In Verlegung der Johann Andrea Endterischen Handlung Anno MDCCLXVIII (1768)vg Folio. [144], 740pp. [2], 512, 480, [16]pp. Richly gold-tooled calf with spectacular page edges stamped & tooled in gold. Fore-page edge shows a sunburst with architectural motifs, top and bottom page edges with architectural motifs only. Front and back board with brilliant gold-tooling of a Greek church, small motifs on top and bottom representing the seats for the bishops, all within amazingly detailed gold-tooled border. Rebacked, retaining original spine. Dentelles. Illustrated half-title page. First published in 1736 on the orders of Duke (Kurf¸rst) Ernst. This is the so-called "Kurf¸rstenbibel" because some of the engravings show various Duke's from the 16th and 17th centuries. This Bible was published with added in-text explanations of Luther's original translation, so the common man could understand it without ever having studied the Bible. Illustrated with 45 plates, most of them full-page (few double-page) engravings, as well as some double-page maps and plans. With the rare fold-out engraving in rear showing royalty in a large reception hall (Bisch?ffliche oder F¸rstliche Saal) during the "Confessio" which took place in Augsburg in 1530. Persons and part of the architecture in hall are indicated on the actual plate with small numbers [1 - 47], opposite page lists each number with name and title of person depicted and explanations of parts of the architecture. This plate usually is missing. Small area on rear of the plate has been expertly repaired. Engraved titles and decorated initials throughout. Minor age wear to binding. Some staining to endpapers. Last page chipped on bottom edge not affecting text. Slight staining and foxing to few pages. Text in German, Gothic script. Tight copy in a stunning binding with exquisite illustrated page edges. Very good condition. Darlow-M. 4234 for 1736 edition.

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        Sammlung J¸discher Geschichten, welche sich mit diesem Volk in dem XIII. und folgenden Jahrhunderten bis auf MDCCLXII in der Schweiz von Zeit zu Zeit zugetragen Zur Beleuchtung der allgemeinen Historie dieser Nation herausgegeben

      NP Basel NP 1768 First edition fair 8vo. 504pp. 3/4 vellum over brown paper-covered boards. Discoloration and staining to spine. Top right vellum corners on front and back board missing. Major wear, abrasions and scuffing to boards. Almost all of paper-covering on back board gone. Printed on parchment. Welling to pages. Pp. 105, 106 laid-in, loose. Water staining to parts of pages not affecting text or plates. Beautiful engraved b/w frontispiece. This fascinating book is the first historical portrayal of the Jews in Switzerland. It is also the first book in German promoting the emancipation of the Jews. This is specifically significant, since it was written by a Christian clergyman, Johann Caspar Ulrich, minister of the M¸nster in Z¸rich. Illustrated with 3 full-page (incl. frontis), one in-text, and one a fold-out engraving. Text in German, Gothic script. Binding in poor, interior in good condition.

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      Paris, 1768. FIRST EDITION. 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. 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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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE AND CONSEQUENCES of those Injuries to which the Head is Liable from External Violence. To which are added, some few General Remarks on Fractures and Dislocations.

      Title for both parts, title, [2] page dedication, 276pp. Title for second part, [2], 126pp. The first part has three full-page engraved plates; the second part two full-page engraved plates. Octavo. Possibly contemporary marbled boards, rebacked sometime in the twentieth century. Small area of restoration to the blank margin of the general title, which is a little browned, and to the blank margin of the first title; pages 113 to 122 of the second part have some damage to the fore-edges; pages 123 to 126 have more serious damage, with restoration of blank corners and fore-edges, together with browning and creasing. This damage would have been sustained when the book was disbound.Observations. was first published in 1760. Some few General remarks in 1765. The above is the first combined edition. Garrison and Morton 5577 & 4408 for the first individual editions.

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        Atlas Juvenilis, eller Geographiska Chartor till Ungdomens tienst i methodisk ordning författade. Andra Uplagan förbätrad och med 10 Chs. förökt.

      + Kort Förklaring öfver Atlas Juvenilis Som utgafs i Uppsala i 20 Chartor 1768. Andra gången uplagd och med 10 Chartor förökt. Upsala 1774. With engraved titlep. and 30 handcoloured engraved maps. (6) + 192 pp. + maps. Contp. halfleather, writing on frontboard and inner frontboard.. And. Åkerman [1721-1778] was primarily a globe maker but also made this atlas. 2nd edition [first published 1768] with 10 additional maps and with textvolume. The 30 maps show The Globe, Europe, Sweden, Finland, Pommern, Denmark, Sealand, Norway, Russia, Poland, Preussen, Germany, The Netherlands, England, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, Greece, Asia, Turkey, Palestine, Eastindia, China, Africa, North- and South America, North America and no. 30 South America.Very rare with the text-volume

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