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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'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's biases and idiosyncracies. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, xvi 231 [1] pp .

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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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        Biblia germanica 1768 - Biblia, Das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft, Altes und Neues Testaments. Verdeutscht von Herrn Doctor Martin Luther: Und auf gnädigste Verordnung ... Herrn Ernsts, Herzogen zu Sachsen ... dem eigentlichen Wort-Verstand nach erkläret. ... Dabey über die gewöhnliche, mit Fleiß verbesserte Biblische Register, unter andern zu finden, ein Bericht über die Vergleichung der Jüdischen und Biblischen Monden, Maaß, Gewicht, Müntz

      Nürnberg, Endter 1768. 49 x 33 cm. In 1 Band. (144), 740; 512; 480, (16) Seiten mit Kupfertitel, 11 gestochenen Zwischentiteln, 30 (2 doppelblattgroß) Kupfertafeln und 8 doppelblattgroßen gestochenen Karten und Plänen. Rotbrauner Lederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln mit sieben Bünden, 2 Messingschließen und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und Buntpapier-Vorsätzen. In mod. Kassette - Darlow / Moule 4234 (Ausg. 1736) - Schmitt, Einbände S. 70-71 - Lindberg Tafeln 20 - Jahn, Endter S. 91 - Hervorragend schöne "Kurfürstenbibel" in einem außergewöhnlichen Barock-Prachteinband mit Vergoldung im späten Fanfarenstil. Die Deckel in den Rändern und die abgeschrägten Innenkanten sind mit einer Gitterspitzenrolle (schwebender Engel mit Kranz) geschmückt. Deckel und Rückenfelder sind durch Bandwerk in unregelmäßige Felder eingeteilt (Abb. e. ähnlichen Bandwerkes bei Schmitt und Lindberg). Diese sind mit Blüten und Blattwerk, teils aus kleinen Vasen herausragend, ausgefüllt. Die gegossenen Messingschließen mit je 2 Darstellungen des Königs David, des Apostels Paulus und Engelsköpfen. Die Kupfertafeln mit 11 Porträts sächsischer Herzöge und Kurfürsten, Luther-Porträt, Darstellung aus den biblischen Geschichten und der Augsburgischen Konfession. Der Darstellung der Arche Noah ist ein besonderes Erläuterungs-Blatt beigegeben. Einband in hervorragender Erhaltung. Abnutzungsspuren der unteren Stehkanten und Ecken sind sorgfältig restauriert. -

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        Biblia, Das ist: die gantze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers, ...mit 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. KEYWORDS: Biblia Germany.

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        An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Volumes I & II )

      H. Woodfall et. al, 1768. Sixteenth Edition. Volumes I & II. Full-Leather. Cover has moderate shelfwear. Five raised bands on spine. Boards worn on all edges. Volume I missing front flyleaf, writing inside front cover. Volume II has tear on front flyleaf. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked, slightly toned/ some foxing throughout Binding is tight. Hinges lightly cracked. Very nice set.

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        [Livres à Figures] Nouvelles

      A Amsterdam & A Leipzig: Chez Arkstée & Merkus, 1768. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm). Mention de nouvelle édition, augmentée de trois nouvelles et de la vie de l'auteur (déjà parue en 1744 ; avant cette date, les édition ne comprenaient que 10 nouvelles). Le faux-titre du second volume porte l'intitulé Oeuvres diverses, ces deux volumes, bien que vendus à part, pouvaient se placer après le Dom Quichotte en 6 volumes. Le titre original des Nouvelles exemplaires a été utilisé en même temps dans d'autres éditions. Traduction par l'abbé Martin de Chassonville. Elle est illustrée d'un portrait de l"auteur gravé par Gentot d"après Kent, et de 13 planches, dont 12 gravées par Aveline d"après Folkéma, et une par Daudel. Les gravures sont jolies et plaisantes, avec des intérieurs typiques (pharmacie, hôpital...). Plein Veau marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 fleurons, roulette en queue. Pièce de titre en maroquin grenat et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats avec fleurons angulaires. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Un coin émoussé. Frottements divers, mais belle reliure d'époque. Bon exemplaire. Les Nouvelles exemplaires parurent originellement en 1613. Le titre d'exemplaires fut ajouté fièrement par Cervantes pour affirmer qu'il était le premier à avoir créer en Espagne des nouvelles de ce type, inspirées par le modèle italien. Ex-libris gravé du XVIII aux armes : De la bibliothèque de M. Aubin. - Chez Arkstée & Merkus, A Amsterdam & A Leipzig _1768, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm), XLIV 358pp. et (2) 396pp., relié. - Livres à Figures relié

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        Historiae Naturalis de Arboribus et Plantis. Libri X

      Heilbronn: Franciscus Josephus Eckebrecht, 1768-1769. 2 volumes bound in three (2 vols containing text; 1 vol. containing the plates), folio. (13 x 8 1/4 inches). 2 letterpress titles in red and black, text in double columns. 2 copies of the engraved allegorical frontispiece by Melchior Küsell after Matthaeus Merian (the first bound facing the title in vol.I, the second duplicate example is bound as the title to the volume containing the plates), 137 engraved plates after Matthaeus Merian, some light worming to duplicate frontispiece and first and last plate. Contemporary sheep, spines gilt in seven compartments with raised bands, morocco lettering-pieces to the second and third compartments, the others with repeat tooling in gilt, marbled pastedowns, blue stained edges. A fine unsophisticated 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. It is interesting to note that in this issue, the author's name is printed smaller than that of artist: perhaps an indication that Merian's name had retained its lustre better than Jonston the author. Cf. Johnston Cleveland 233 (1662 edition); cf. Nissen BBI 1007; Plesch Sale lot 409; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 3408.

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        12 Volumes] THE WORKS OF JONATHAN SWIFT, D.D. DEAN OF ST. PATRICK';S, DUBLIN, ACCURATELY REVISED IN SIX VOLUMES. ADORNED WITH COPPER PLATES; WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR';S LIFE, AND NOTES HISTORICAL AND EXPLANATORY BY JOHN HAWKESWORTH [8 Volumes, with] LETTERS, WRITTEN BY THE LATE JONATHAN SWIFT... FROM THE YEAR 1703 TO 1740 [4 Volumes]

      London: Published and printed variously by C. Bathurst, C. Davis, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, R. and J. Dodsley, W. Bowyer, L. Davis C. Reymers, W. Johnston, T. Davies, R. Davis, H. Woodfall, W. Strahan, J. Rivington, W. Owens, R. Baldwin, T. Longman, 1768. First Edition Thus. Full Leather. Quarto. Volume I: [2], 8, 43, xviii, 184, [2], viii, 4, 286; Volume II: [4], 231, [4], 176, (restarting at 157)-182; Volume III: [2], vi, iii, 38 [inserted half title] 39-191, [6], 253; Volume IV: [8], 318, [2], ii, 237; Volume V: [4], 258, [4], 144 (printer error in pagination skipping to) 153-232; Volume VI: [4] 210, [2], iii, 218; Volume VII: [lacking half title], iii-viii, 230, iv, 49, 58-221; Volume VIII: xxiii, 278, vii, 196, 195-279, publishers advertisement on verso; Volume X: xxxi, 288; Volume XI: [2], viii, 322; Volume XII: viii, 295; Volume XIII: viii, 320. This is the first of the important Hawkesworth editions, lacking Volume IX and the supplementary Volume XIV which were published in 1775 and 1779 respectively, the last of the volumes printed. Given the nearly 25-year span over which the printing took place it is remarkably difficult to find sets of this edition complete. Volumes I-VI (1755); VII (1763-4); VIII (1765); X-XI (1766); XII-XIII (1768); [lacking Volumes IX (1775) and XIV (1779)]. Full bound in contemporary mottled calf with morocco title and volume labels (through numbered I-XII) with some chipping and loss. 19th century rebacks to some volumes; more recently, damage to spines and boards have been repaired; though there is cracking and tenderness to some spines, they are now relatively stable. All volumes offered are from the First Quarto Edition except the Letters X & XI which appear to be a reprint dated the same year as the First Edition. Volume X states "New Edition," and both X & XI have a variant collation from what Teerink suggests; both appear complete. All volumes complete but for Volume VII which is lacking a half title. All 26 full-page copperplate engravings plus 4 pages of Cantata are present as called for by Teerink. Notably, the same engravings were used for the octavo editions. Only the quarto edition has a large frame around the image to make it congruous to the page size. This copy belonged to Sir John Frederick, Baronet of Burwood House and bears his very tasteful engraved bookplate in most volumes. (Teerink 87). Very Good binding.

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        Tragoedia Hippolytus

      Tragoedia Hippolytus, quam, Latino carmine conversam a Giorgio Ratallero, Adnotationibus intruxit Ludov. Casp. Valckenaer. [with:] Lud. Casp. Valkenari Diatribe in Euripidis perditorum dramatum reliquias.Leiden: Apud Ioann. Luzac & Ioann. le Mair, 1768. First Valckenaer edition. greek text with opposite Latin translation preceding Valckenaer's 'Diatribe', including it's own title page dated 1767. 4to (8.75in.x11in., 225mmx280mm). pp, [xxviii], 322, [18], [viii], 311, [1].1/2 brown leather over speckeled tan stiff boards. Maroon leather label with gilt titles to spine. Gilt bands forming six spine compartments. Subtitle with engraved piece ( cherubs and shield). Decorative headpieces.Condition: Text is straight, tight, and clean. No fading, chipping, fraying, or bumping. Light rubbing to board edges. Interior is clean, crisp and bright. No foxing, signatures, or bookplates. An attractive antiquarian example in fine minus condition.Didbin I 549.

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        The Journals of Captain James Cook. 5 Books, 1 pamphlet + Folio of Maps and Charts

      Cambridge.: CUP. Vol: I. Voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-1771. Reprint with addenda and corrigenda 1968. cclxxxiv,696pp. Vol: II. Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775. Reprint with addenda and corrigenda 1969. clxx,1028pp. Vol: III. Part 1. Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780. 1969. ccxxiv,718pp. Vol: III. Part 2. Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780. 1967. viii,721-1647pp. Vol: VI. Life of Captain James Cook. 1974 xi,760pp. Portfolio. Charts & Views. Reproduced from the original manuscripts, edited by R. A. Skelton. viiipp. 58 loose plates, many folding. All in good wrappers, hint od discolouration to all edges, folio wrap is light creased with selo remnants to closure and somesunning. Will require additional postage and insurance.. First Thus. Cloth. Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Journals of Captain James Cook 5 Volumes (including Life of Cook) Plus the Folio of Charts and Views

      A FINE SET, bound in blue with a gold Captain Cook profile on the front. All Fine in Fine or VG dust wrappers. Included is the beautiful elephant folio Charts and Views. All volumes are Hakluut Society published by Cambridge University Press except Life of Captain James Cook which is published by A and C Black. Vol 1: The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-1771 reprint 1968 (Reprinted with addenda and corrigenda) FINE/VG ; Vol II: The Voyage of Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775 reprint 1969 (Reprinted with addenda and corrigenda) FINE/VG+; vol III: The Voyage of Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780 part 1, First Edition, 1967, FINE/VG; Vol III: The Voyage of Resolution and Discovery part 2: 1776-1780, First Edition 1967, FINE /VG; The Life of Captain James Cook, First Edition 1974 FINE/VG; Charts and Views, First Edition 1955 FINE/VG-.. Fine/Very Good.

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        Lettres a une Princesse d'Allemagne sur Divers Sujets de Physique & de Philosophie

      Twelve folding woodcut plates & woodcut diagrams in the text. xii, 314 pp.; xiv, 340 pp.; xiv, [2], 404 pp. Three vols. 8vo, cont. wrappers, entirely uncut. St. Petersburg: l'Academie Impériale des Sciences, 1768-68-72. First edition of an extremely rare book in commerce; this is the finest set I have ever seen. It is bound in contemporary wrappers and entirely uncut; the condition is fine and fresh. This famous work, which is concerned with cosmology and physics, consists of a series of letters addressed to the Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, to whom Euler had give lessons in physics. Euler attacked Leibniz's monadology here. Euler's Lettres a une Princesse d'Allemagne "had an immense success and profoundly influenced contemporary philosophy."­Printing & the Mind of Man 196n. It ran to twelve editions in the original French, nine in English, six in German, four in Russian, and two in both Dutch and Swedish. There were also Italian, Spanish, and Danish editions. A fine set preserved in a half-morocco box. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. Houzeau & Lancaster 8897. .

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        A CONFERENCE BETWEEN THE COMMISSARIES OF MASSACHUSETS-BAY [sic], AND THE COMMISSARIES OF NEW-YORK; AT NEW-HAVEN IN THE COLONY OF CONNECTICUT. 1767

      Boston: Printed by Richard Draper..., 1768.. 26,[1]pp. Quarto. 19th-century three-quarter straight- grained morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Binding worn and rubbed. Titlepage stained and soiled, a few small chips at edges, not affecting text; repair on verso mending closed tears in titlepage gutter. Otherwise clean and very good. The George Brinley copy, with his sale's auction ticket on the front pastedown. An important example of the diplomacy practiced among British colonies in the pre- Revolutionary era. This publication records the proceedings of a conference held in New Haven to settle a boundary dispute between New York and Massachusetts in which Massachusetts claimed "the whole territory, within their North and South limits, from the Atlantic Ocean to the South Sea." The commissioners representing New York were Robert R. Livingston, William Smith, and William Nicol. The Massachusetts commissioners were Thomas Hutchinson, William Brattle, and Edward Sheaffe. A rare item, printed for distribution to members of the Massachusetts legislature. This is the issue without the appendix - of which only eight copies are located by NAIP. A fine example of inter-colonial diplomatic relations, an under-studied but vitally important aspect of the history of British North America. BRINLEY SALE 2751 (this copy). EVANS 10965. HOWES M376, "b." SABIN 45689. NAIP w030474.

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        Chirurgie d'armee ou traite des plaies d'armes a feu

      Didot le Jeune Paris: Didot le Jeune, 1768. No Dust Jacket. Ravaton, Hugues. Chirurgie d'armee, ou traite des plaies d'armes a feu, et d'armes blanches. 8vo. viii, 681 [i.e., 685] [1]pp. 7 engraved plates. Paris: P. Fr. Didot le jeune, 1768. 197 x 123 mm. Mottled sheep c. 1768, a little rubbed, rebacked and recornered in calf. Light foxing and browning, former owner's name on title crossed out. Booklabel (or bookseller's label?) of Gabriel Mullet on title. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 2154: "One of the most important works on military surgery during the 18th century." Ravaton wrote intelligently about the treatment of gunshot wounds, and was the first to adopt the double-flap method in amputation; he also introduced the method of suspending fractures in a hanging position by means of a tin boot hung from a wire and attached to a frame (this device is illustrated in plate IV). OCLC states that the author's Traite des plaies d'armes a feu (1750) represents an earlier version of the Chirurgie d'armee, a statement borne out by Ravaton's preface to the latter; however, the Chirurgie d'armee is over 200 pages longer and substantially revised, making it in essence a new work. Hirsch treats the two titles as separate entities, and our other surgical references discuss only the Chirurgie d'arm?. Wangensteen & Wangensteen, pp. 30, 32, 35. Rutkow, Surgery: An Illustrated History, p. 250. Not in Peltier or Le Vay.

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        Lucrece, Traduction Nouvelle, Avec Des Notes Par M.L*.G**

      Paris: Bleuet, 1768. leather_bound. Contemporary full mottled calf. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 365 (2) & 457 (2). Errata slip and Approbation page. 22 x 14 cm. First edition of the La Grange translation. Engraved title, six engraved plates by Binet after Gravelot. "De Rerum Natura" or "The Nature of the Universe," a comprehensive exposition of the Epicurean world vlew whose main purpose was to free men's minds of superstition and the fear of death. His epic is presented in six books and undertakes a full and completely naturalistic explanation of the physical origin, structure, and destiny of the universe. Lucretius proved a source of inspiration for a wide range of modern philosophers -- Gassendi, Bergson, Spencer, Whitehead, and Teilhard de Chardin. BRUNET, Vol. III, p. 1221. "Bonne edition de cette traduction estimee." COHEN-DE RICCI I.664. "Belle edition." GRAESSE IV, 290. LEWINE 329. Owner inscription, plates and text fresh and clean, attractive set, modest wear backstrip extremities and corners, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, red morocco spine labels printed in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers, triple gilt cover border panels.

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

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

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        LE VITE DE' PIU' CELEBRI ARCHITETTI D'OGNI NAZIONE E D'OGNI TEMPO. Precedute da un saggio sopra l'architettura.

      In-8 p. (mm. 259x185), p. pergam. coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, pp.num. VIII,492, con 6 tavv. f.t., ripieg. ed inc. in rame; ornato da alcune belle testate e grandi iniz., pure inc. in rame. Le ?vite? sono precedute da un breve saggio sull?architettura e seguite da un?appendice sul ?meccanismo delle volte?. "Prima edizione" di questa celebre opera. ?Fu anche il primo lavoro del Milizia, pubblicato anonimo per proteggersi dalla pesante cappa censoria istituita dalla Corte pontificia. L?autore prese a modello le "Vite" del Vasari e le fonti a cui attinse sono varie e differenti a seconda delle epoche trattate. Il saggio, infatti, affronta un arco di tempo vastissimo, dal 450 a.C. al Settecento compreso. In ogni singola voce il Milizia fornisce i dati biografici dell?architetto e ne analizza criticamente le opere, con lo scopo di smascherarne gli ?errori?, per evitarne il ripetersi. La rigorosa esposizione cronologica che caratterizza l?opera non è rispettata nelle voci dedicate alle famiglie di architetti e ad alcuni artisti stranieri. La trattazione è profondamente permeata dallo spirito illuminista e la parte di critica negativa, nei giudizi sugli architetti, prevale nettamente su quella positiva, anche nel caso di artisti di chiara fama, quali Michelangelo o Borromini?. Cfr. Cat. L?Archivolto, n. 1, p. 54 - Cicognara, 2324 - Schlosser-Magnino, p. 508. Con lievi fiorit. e aloni margin. ma complessivam. buon esemplare.

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        Del modo di regolare i fiumi, e i torrenti libri tre

      S.l.n.d., (Lucca, 1768). In 8vo; 7cc.n.nn., pp.111. In fine tavola più volte spieghevole: ?Andamento del Po di Primaro e de? fiumi della pianura del Bolognese, e della Romagna?. Esemplare intonso a fogli chiusi. Cart. coevo, dorso rinforzato. Seconda edizione accresciuta, la prima fu pubblicata a Lucca nel 1762. Riccardi II, 486. EUR 400

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        Delitiæ sapientiæ de amore conjugiali; post quas sequuntur voluptates insaniæ de amore scortatorio.

      Amsterdam, 1768. 4:o. 328 s. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, oxiderad ryggdekor, titeletikett av ljusbrunt glättat papp och röda snitt. Bruna klistermarmorerade pärmsidor. Främre falsen med minimalt maskhål och liten spricka nedtill. Lätt lagerfläckig och med enstaka sporadiska småfläckar, t.ex. på s. 197-98.. Hyde A bibliography of the works of Emanuel Swedenborg 2400. Första utgåvan. Swedenborg reste i maj 1768 till Amsterdam för att låta trycka sitt arbete om de himmelska äktenskapen. Boken, som utkom före oktober samma år, konfiskerades i Sverige och dess författare anklagades för kätteri. Tidiga svenska översättningar existerar i manuskriptform, den första tryckta översättningen utkom i Stockholm först 1852. Swedenborgs eget exemplar av Amsterdamutgåvan befinner sig i Vetenskapsakademiens ägo

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        The Manner of Holding Parliaments in England, Corrected and Enlarged from the Author's Original Manuscript

      The best edition of Elsynge's most famous work and the foremost early treatise on Parliament, written during the crucial years while Elsynge was its Clerk between 1613 and 1635, and here published from his then just re-discovered manuscript. Contemporary blind-panelled calf, early and neat rebacking, a trifle strained and light foxing, else a good copy; with the bookplate of Lord Selborne. Printed by Richardson and Clark; For Tho[mas] Payne [etc.], London, 1768.

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        The History and Antiquities of the most ancient Town and Borough of Colchester in the County of Essex. In Three Books. The Second Edition, Improved.

      London: Printed for T. Osborne in Gray's Inn; J. Whitson, in Fleet-Street; S. Baker, in York-Street; L Davies and C Reymers, in Holborn; and B. White, in Fleet-Street. 1768. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED. Folio. Calf spine, raised band, gilt lettering , marbled boards worn, front board warped, end paper discoloured. Original binding. Contents clean and crisp. Title, slightly foxed, dedication, in three books, 195 pp + Appendix and Index 28 pp + Addenda 4pp mispaginated 25 - 28. 17 plates, two folding plus two engravings in the text. List of plates: frontis, North Prospect of Colchester; The Ichnography of Colchester ( slight tear approx. 1 inch to top of fold); The South East View of Colchester Castle; Hypothetical Outline of the Roman Province of Camulodunum...; The Initial Letter of the Charter of Henry 5th; Facsimile of signatures titled at top No. 1; The Siege of Colchester by the Lord Faifax as it was with the Line and Outworks 1648 (laid in); The Death of Sir Chas Lucas & Sir Geo Lisle, 28th August 1648; Facsimile No's 2 & 3; The Monument to George Sayer; The Munument of William Gilberd; The South Prospect of St. John's Abbey-Church & St. Johns Gate; The North West Prospect of the Ruins of St. Botolph's Priory Church (fold out etching); The Monument of Arthur Winsley; A Copy of a tressellated or Mosaic Pavement; Coins and Medals plate 1; Coins and Medals plate 2. Tony Doncaster, who founded the Castle Bookshop, and a expert on the History of Colchester describes a copy of Morant's History of Colchester in his 1988 catalogue as follows: "As usual lacks Castle plate... lacks the N.W. St. Botolph plate". The copy offered here has all the plates plus some extra plates inserted at the time of binding. Evidently this copy once belonged to a Headmaster of Colchester Grammar School.

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        Poems by Mr. Gray

      Gray, Thomas. Poems by Mr. Gray. Robert & Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University, Glasgow: 1768. The 1st Scottish edition, published the same as the first London, published by Dodsley. 4to, (6) 64pp, uncut, printed on laid paper. Bookplate of James Milliken Esq. of Milliken. Some margins slt. dusty. Later rebind in a plain black full calf with "Poems by Mr. Gray" in a gilt lined box on the front. Faint early pencil sketch on the back free endpaper. Gray (1716-71) English poet, "He excelled his contemporaries in meticulous workmanship and in ability to use new materials--medieval Welsh or Scandinavian--with dramatic imaginative power..." Baugh. "His enthusiasm had been roused by the fragments of Gaelic poetry published by Macpherson in 1760. He did his best to believe in their authenticity and found himself in rather uncongenial alliance with Hume, whose skepticism was for once quenched by his patriotism. Gray's interest probably led him to his imitations from the Norse and Welsh. In 1767 Dodsley proposed to republish his poems in a cheap form. Foulis, a Glasgow publisher, made a similar proposal through Beattie at the same time. Dodsley's edition appeared in July 1768, and Foulis's in the following September. Both contained the same poems, including the Fatal Sisters, the Descent of Odin, and the Triumphs of Owen, then first published. Gray took no money, but accepted a present of books from Foulis." DNB.

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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

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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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        TRAIT?DES ARBRES FRUITIERS

      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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        Anfangsgründe zür Zeichnungskünst vor Anfänger in XX Küpferrissen bestehend

      Christoph Riegels seele Wittib 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 Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. By Mr. Yorick. A New Edition

      London: T. Becket and P.A. deHondt 1768 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

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

      London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt 1768. 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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        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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