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        Carte Réduite du Golphe de Gènes

      Parigi 1768 - - 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. Dimensioni 885 595mm

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        [Op. 5]. Six Quintetti A plusieurs Instrumens obbligés Dediés A Son Altesse Royal Monseigneur Le Duc de Gloucester... Opera V. [Parts]

      London: Welcker, 1768. First Edition. BUC p. 888. RISM R1259 (6 complete copies, 1 of which is in the U.S., at the Library of Congress). WorldCat (an additional copy, at Queens College. Ricci was a "member of the Franciscan order... The majority of his instrumental works apparently dates from 1765 to 1780 and reflects the taste of the time." Rudolf Rasch in MGG2.. Folio. Sewn. Early plain purple wrappers with printed label to uppers, "R. Barnard, 1859." With table of contents to title, indicating combinations of instruments for each quintet: [Quintetto I]: Travers, Hautbois, Violon, Alto et Basso. [Quintetto II]: Travers,Violon 1, Violon 2, Alto et Basso. [Quintetto III]: Violon 1, Violon 2, Alto, Violoncello et Basso. [Quintetto IV]: Violoncello, Violon 1, Violon 2, Alto et Basso. [Quinetto V]: Clavecin, Travers, Violon Alto et Basso. [Quintetto VI]: Corno, Hautbois, Violon, Alto et Basso. Most partbooks contain mixed parts, as issued: Partbook [1] (manuscript titling to head of title: "Flauto"): 1f. (title), 8 pp. ("Traversiere" for Quintetto I-II and V, "Violoncello" for Quintetto III-IV, "Oboe" for Quintetto VI). Partbook [2] (manuscript titling to head of title: "Violino primo"): 1f. (title), 8 pp. ("Oboe or Violino Primo" for Quintetto I, "Violino Primo" for Quintetto II-V). Partbook [3] (manuscript titling to head of title: "Violino 2do"): 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank) pp. ("Violino" for Quintetto I-IV, "Cembalo" for Quintetto V, "Corno Solo" for Quintetto VI). Partbook [4] (manuscript titling to head of title: "Alto"): 1f. (title), 8 pp. ("Alto" for Quintetto I-VI). Partbook [5] (manuscript titling to head of title: "Basso"): 1f. (title), 6 pp. ("Basso" for Quintetto I-VI). Engraved. Wrappers slightly worn; spines defective. Browned; occasional repairs to edges; some dampstaining to outer corners, especially of partbook [3]; large ink stain to head of title of partbook [4], smaller stains to several pages of partbook [5].

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        1768 1st ed Account of Corsica James Boswell Genoa Pasquale Paoli HUGE MAP

      Glasgow : Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly, London, 1768. First edition. - 1768 1st ed Account of Corsica James Boswell Genoa Pasquale Paoli HUGE MAP “First edition of James Boswell’s book supporting the Island of Corsica’s defense of invasion and desire to be free form Genoese rule., and accounts of his befriending Pasquale Paoli” A rare first edition of James Boswell’s “Account of Corsica”. According to Lowndes, this printing is the “first and uncastrated edition”. This book was the work that gained Boswell fame. He supported the Corsican government and took “childish pleasure in being the chief sponsor of this wild island struggling to become a nation” (Cox I, 138). According to Pierce, "Following the island's invasion by France, in 1768, Boswell attempted to raise public awareness and rally support for the Corsicans. He sent arms and money to the Corsican fighters, and made an arduous and dangerous journey to Corsica to meet General Pasquale Paoli, leader of the insurgents seeking the island's independence from the Genoese. Paoli at first suspected [Boswell] was a spy, but quickly came to like his improbable young visitor, saw an opportunity for promotion of the Corsican cause in Britain, and consented to a series of interviews ” The book includes his observations of government, religion, military arms, commerce, education, and Boswell’s experiences while traveling through Corsica. This most-popular second state includes “very rare half-title” (Rothschild 442), a beautiful copper vignette on title, and a large folding copper map of the island of Corsica. This work was widely read and translated – 7000 copies, in two editions, were sold within the first month of completion. "The Account of Corsica was the book of the hour. Many more copies of it were sold in Boswell's lifetime than either of his great works in the biography of Johnson, and it achieved abroad a much more remarkable success." (Pottle) Item number: #550 Price: $1750 BOSWELL, James An account of Corsica : the journal of a tour to that island ; and memoirs of Pascal Paoli. By James Boswell Glasgow : Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly, London, 1768. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: xxi, [3], 382 • References: Lowndes B, 242; Rothschild 442; Pottle 24; ESTC T, 26157; Cox I, 138 • First edition points (According to Rothschild and Pottle): o Table of Contents follows Preface o Map precedes leaf A1; (second state, as per Rothschild, with imprint but without scale of miles, nor division of the margins into degrees) o Final leaf blank o p. 51 – “John Home” incorrectly placed following first quotation o p. 357, line 24 – “Mariani” spelled correctly” o Table of Contents – p. 241 misprinted as 141 o p. 70, line 17 – broken “E” in “Etruscans” o p. 137, line 11 – “feelirg” instead of ‘feeling’ o p. 172, line 9 – “tha the” o p. 184, line 4 – “Montgomerÿ” (y with umlaut) o p. 327, lines 9,10 – “speculati-ions” o pp. 93 and 296 are correctly printed (the last words of line 6, p.93, are "prince of" and of line 18, p.296, "of my own") • Binding: Leather; tight and secure • Language: English • Size: ~8in X 5.5in (20cm x 14cm) • We find this same printing selling elsewhere for $3,600 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Hancock Signature.

      Signature of John Hancock. Signed, "Your most hum Sevt, John Hancock Presid.," on an off-white 3.5 inch by 1 inch slip clipped from a letter. Matted and framed with a portrait of Hancock. The entire piece measures 10.75 inches by 13.25 inches. In excellent condition with a few creases signature and some mild toning. Rare and desirable. John Hancock was an American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term "John Hancock" has become, in the United States, a synonym for a signature. Before the American Revolution, Hancock was one of the wealthiest men in the Thirteen Colonies, having inherited a profitable mercantile business from his uncle. Hancock began his political career in Boston as a protege of Samuel Adams, an influential local politician, though the two men later became estranged. As tensions between colonists and Great Britain increased in the 1760s, Hancock used his wealth to support the colonial cause. He became very popular in Massachusetts, especially after British officials seized his sloop Liberty in 1768 and charged him with smuggling. Although the charges against Hancock were eventually dropped, he has often been described as a smuggler in historical accounts, but the accuracy of this characterization has been questioned. Hancock was one of Boston's leaders during the crisis that led to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War in 1775. He served more than two years in the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, and as president of Congress, was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. Hancock returned to Massachusetts and was elected governor of the Commonwealth, serving in that role for most of his remaining years. He used his influence to ensure that Massachusetts ratified the United States Constitution in 1788.

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        A MAP OF NORTH AMERICA FROM THE LATEST SURVEYS AND MAPS BY JOHN BLAIR, L.L.D. & F.R.S. AS A SUPPLEMENT TO HIS TABLES OF CHRONOLOGY

      [London, 1768. Folding engraved map, 22 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches. Lower margin trimmed quite close. Slight tanning. A few small chips in the upper margin and right edge, not affecting the image itself. Otherwise clean and quite good. Archivally matted, and protected with a mylar sheet. Handsome colonial map of British North America, including the northern part of Florida, north to Hudson Bay, east as far as Newfoundland, and west to just beyond the Mississippi, including Louisiana and parts of present-day east Texas. From Thomas Kitchin's A GENERAL ATLAS (London, 1768).

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        Traite du Pouvoir Irrefragable et Inebranlable de l'Eglise sur.

      1768 - Controversial Book on Catholic Divorce and Annulment Clemens, Jacques. Traite du Pouvoir Irrefragable et Inebranlable de l'Eglise sur le Mariage des Catholiques: Contre le Livre qui a pour Titre Examen de Deux Questions Importantes sur le Mariage Imprime sans nom d'Autor, l'An M.D.CC.LIII. Liege: Chez Clement Plomteux, 1768. xii, [2], 368 pp. Quarto (10-1/4" x 8"). Later quarter pebbled cloth over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Some rubbing to extremities, minor wear to head of spine, front joint partially cracked. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places. Foxing to title page and a few other leaves. * Only edition. A study criticizing divorce and annulment under canon law. As its title indicates, it takes up the "two questions" in Examen de Deux Questions Importantes sur le Mariage. Comment la Puissance Civile Peut-Elle Declarer des Mariages Nuls, Sans Entreprendre sur les Droits de la Puissance Ecclesiastique? Quelle est en Consequence, l'etendue du Pouvoir des Souverains sur les Empechemens Dirimans le Mariage, a work published anonymously by Pierre Le Ridant in 1753. Ridant's work defends the supremacy of canon law and Church authority, Clemens's work argues for the supremacy of local law and sovereigns. A controversial publication, it was banned by Maria Theresa, Empress of the Austrian Empire, which then included Liege (as part of the Austrian Netherlands). Possession of this book would result in a fine of 300 florins. A high-quality facsimile of this edict is laid into our copy. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (UC-Berkeley Law School, University of Pennsylvania). De Theux, Bibliographie Liegeoise 611-612. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and the New Testaments; newly translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's Special Command.

      Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon; and sold by John Beecroft, John Rivington, Benjamin White, and Edward Dilly, in London; and T. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge. 1768 - One volume bound as two, quarto (310 x 243 mm). Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt spines incorporating floriate and drawer-handle motifs, dark green and olive green morocco twin labels, sides with gilt Greek key border enclosing broad gilt border of repeated fan and urn motifs, all edges gilt, gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers, broad sage green silk page markers. A few scrapes and light abrasions to bindings, couple of old ink stains to front cover of volume II, corners lightly bumped. A very good set. Frontispiece by Grignion after Hayman; printed in double columns. A handsomely printed Georgian Bible in a grand period binding, with a fascinating provenance: from the library of the prominent Liverpool merchant and slave trader John Sparling (1731-1800). "John Sparling was in partnership with William Bolden in the Virginia trade from the 1750s, importing turpentine, tar and tobacco and exporting salt, hardware and woollen goods. Sparling also had interests in at least 29 slaving voyages between 1767 and 1793, although it is impossible to identify the value of the separate elements of his business, as there is virtually no reference to his slave-trading activities in the surviving letter-book. Further complexity is generated by Sparling's leap into speculation in building land in the difficult trading conditions of the early 1770s. Property speculation tied up cash and was generally the preserve of non-mercantile investors but, with war looming and trade stagnant, Messrs Sparling and Company purchased 4.68 acres of a former market garden from Thomas Critchlow in about 1770. By 1772 they had laid out and paved Sparling Street. Together they may have received a net return of 150 per cent over approximately 15 years on this investment. Sparling's venture into property speculation paid handsome dividends on another front. He appears to have purchased land further south and to have paid for its embankment out into the River Mersey. This was sold to the Corporation in 1774/5 as the site of the intended Queen's Dock for £6,700, a phenomenal price, even taking into account the costs of embankment (£1,450). It is tempting to conclude that Sparling's election to the Common Council in 1768 and mayoralty in 1770 were significant in giving him preferential knowledge of the Corporation's plans for dock construction. This windfall may have helped to fuel Sparling and Company's investment in privateering in the late 1770s, with at least five large vessels owned by the partnership during the American Revolutionary War. Thus, during the 1770s and 1780s Sparling had interests in the Virginia trade, slaving, privateering and land speculation. Much of the risk (and hence, the profit) was shared with his long-term business partner, William Bolden, so that the extent of Sparling's personal profits will probably never be known. Nonetheless, his career does shed further light on the mentality of the mercantile community and their attitude to wealth and status. It has long been assumed, for example, that social status was keenly sought alongside commercial success and that the profits of the trade, including slaving, were invested in country estates for this purpose. Yet for most of his 40 years in business Sparling resided in a large house in Duke Street, with his counting house to the rear in Henry Street. His partners, Bolden and, in the 1770s, the timber merchants, Edward Mason and Cornelius Bourne, all lived in the same fashionable area of south Liverpool. During this period, he also served as High Sheriff of Lancashire (1785) and Mayor of Liverpool (1770 and 1790). Sparling's interest in country property would therefore appear to have been only part of a complex web of investments in the early 1770s rather than a major quest for gentrification. He purchased the St Domingo estate, two miles from Liverpool in the village of Everton for £3,470 in 1773. The price included the curious mansion erected by George Campbell who had named the es

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        Voyage en Sibérie, fait par ordre du roi en 1761; contenant les moeurs, les usages des Russes, et leur l`état actuel; la description géographique & le Nivellement de la route de paris à Tobolsk; l`histoire naturelle de la même route; des observations astronomiques, & des expériences sur l`electricité naturelle. + Voyage en Sibérie, contenant La Description du Kamtchatka. 2 text volumes in 3 volumes. Without atlas volume.

      Paris, Debure, 1768. Imperial 4to (336 x 252 mm). (4) + XXX + (2) + 347 + (1 blank) + (4) + 348-767 + (1 blank) + III-XVI + 627 + (1) pp. Engraved frontispiece. 56 engraved plates (of which 4 folding) and maps. 19th. century half vellum. Gilt spines. Red and green labels. Plate 33 and 34 misbound. Plates partly browned or foxed mostly to margins. The first leaves in volume one with worming in upper margin. Two pages with one tear in lower margin, one affecting text (pp. 136 & 718).

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        Trattato fra Sua Maestà l'Imperatrice Regina Apostolica e la Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia sopra l'uso del Tartaro per li possessori Mantovani e Veronesi

      Dionisio Ramazzini, Verona 1768 - In-folio massimo (390x260 mm.), di pp. (1) CLVI, (2). Con 12 tavv. f.t. ripiegate (di cui 8 topo-idrografiche) e un antiporta inciso da Dionigi Valesio raffigurante le allegorie dei fiumi Mincio, Tartaro e Tione con l'allegoria della Giustizia. Cartonato rustico coevo. Ottimo esemplare in barbe impresso su carta forte. Prima edizione recante il trattato sottoscritto a Mantova nel giugno del 1765 fra i delegati di Maria Teresa d'Austria e quelli del doge della Serenissima. Vi si trovano descritti i corsi d'acqua affluenti, i mulini, le bialere, le fontane, i fossi e si considerano le erosioni e le esondazioni che costituiscono l'oggetto negoziale fra i territori della bassa bassa veronese e quelli dell'alto mantovano. Bibliografia: Cicogna, 1034. Einaudi, 3889. Lozzi, 5286 (conosce solo un'edizione successiva del 1776). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Op. 5]. Six Quintetti A plusieurs Instrumens obbligés Dediés A Son Altesse Royal Monseigneur Le Duc de Gloucester. Opera V. [Parts]

      Welcker, London 1768 - Folio. Sewn. Early plain purple wrappers with printed label to uppers, "R. Barnard, 1859." With table of contents to title, indicating combinations of instruments for each quintet: [Quintetto I]: Travers, Hautbois, Violon, Alto et Basso.[Quintetto II]: Travers,Violon 1, Violon 2, Alto et Basso.[Quintetto III]: Violon 1, Violon 2, Alto, Violoncello et Basso.[Quintetto IV]: Violoncello, Violon 1, Violon 2, Alto et Basso.[Quinetto V]: Clavecin, Travers, Violon Alto et Basso.[Quintetto VI]: Corno, Hautbois, Violon, Alto et Basso.Most partbooks contain mixed parts, as issued:Partbook [1] (manuscript titling to head of title: "Flauto"): 1f. (title), 8 pp. ("Traversiere" for Quintetto I-II and V, "Violoncello" for Quintetto III-IV, "Oboe" for Quintetto VI).Partbook [2] (manuscript titling to head of title: "Violino primo"): 1f. (title), 8 pp. ("Oboe or Violino Primo" for Quintetto I, "Violino Primo" for Quintetto II-V).Partbook [3] (manuscript titling to head of title: "Violino 2do"): 1f. (title), 9, [i] (blank) pp. ("Violino" for Quintetto I-IV, "Cembalo" for Quintetto V, "Corno Solo" for Quintetto VI). Partbook [4] (manuscript titling to head of title: "Alto"): 1f. (title), 8 pp. ("Alto" for Quintetto I-VI).Partbook [5] (manuscript titling to head of title: "Basso"): 1f. (title), 6 pp. ("Basso" for Quintetto I-VI).Engraved.Wrappers slightly worn; spines defective. Browned; occasional repairs to edges; some dampstaining to outer corners, especially of partbook [3]; large ink stain to head of title of partbook [4], smaller stains to several pages of partbook [5]. First Edition. BUC p. 888. RISM R1259 (6 complete copies, 1 of which is in the U.S., at the Library of Congress). WorldCat (an additional copy, at Queens College.Ricci was a "member of the Franciscan order. The majority of his instrumental works apparently dates from 1765 to 1780 and reflects the taste of the time." Rudolf Rasch in MGG2. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chinki, Histoire Cochinoise, Qui peut servir ? d'autres Pays

      A Londres, 1768 - 8vo, recent quarter calf period style (by Philip Dusel), gilt rules, untrimmed. A political allegory in which Cochinchine represents 18th-century France, and Chinki the French peasant, worker, and average man, overburdened with taxes and driven to near suicide by the reactionary economic policies of the country built on his labor. In the end a benevolent, reformist king saves the day. The political ideas embodied in this work have their source in a prizewinning treatise by a Mr. Clicquot-Blervache, "MÈmoire sur les corps de mÈtier," published in 1758. Chinki has sometimes been attributed to Voltaire because a later edition was subtitled, "Second partie de l'Homme aux quarante Ècus." Some minor smudging in the text; fine copy. Barbier I, 586; Goldsmiths' 10389 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chinki, Histoire Cochinoise, Qui peut servir à d'autres Pays

      A Londres, 1768, 1768. First edition. Barbier I, 586; Goldsmiths' 10389. Some minor smudging in the text; fine copy.. 8vo, recent quarter calf period style (by Philip Dusel), gilt rules, untrimmed. A political allegory in which Cochinchine represents 18th-century France, and Chinki the French peasant, worker, and average man, overburdened with taxes and driven to near suicide by the reactionary economic policies of the country built on his labor. In the end a benevolent, reformist king saves the day. The political ideas embodied in this work have their source in a prizewinning treatise by a Mr. Clicquot-Blervache, "Mémoire sur les corps de métier," published in 1758. Chinki has sometimes been attributed to Voltaire because a later edition was subtitled, "Second partie de l'Homme aux quarante écus."

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        Des Herrn Nils Rosén von Rosenstein ... Anweisung zur Kenntniss und Cur der Kinderkrankheiten.

      Bey Johann Christian Dieterich, 1768. Johann Andreas Murray's German-language translation out of the Swedish of Rosén von Rosenstein's treatise on childhood diseases and their cures (Underrättelser om barn-sjukdomar). This is the "2. verm. und verb. Aufl." Rosén von Rosenstein (1706-73) was a Swedish nobleman, the physician to the king of Sweden, an original member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, and a professor at the University of Uppsala; he published the first edition of this work in 1764, basing it on a series of lectures he had delivered. It is considered one of the most important works in the history of pediatrics and was quickly translated into English, German, French, and Italian. Garrison and Morton say of the first edition in English: "Sir Frederick Still considered this work 'the most progressive which had yet been written;' it gave an impetus to research which influenced the future course of paediatrics." Translator Murray (1740-91) was a Swedish student of Linnaeus and later a professor of botany and medicine at Göttingen. Provenance: Bookplate of Adamus Elias Schmidt, dated 1784. Early 19th-century signature of a Philadelphia doctor (erased) at top of title-page.

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        Karte) Canton Appenzell sive Pagus Helvetiae Abbatiscellanus cum Confinibus per Gabrielem Walserum V. D. M. edentibus Homannianis Heredibus, Norimbergae, 1768. C. P. S. C. M. ( Sogenannte Walserkarte)

      Nürnberg, Homan 1768 - 52 x 63 cm, altkoloriert in gelb und altrot, durchgehend wasserfleckig am oberen und unteren Rand ( ca. 2 cm in den Kantonsteil hineinragend, unten nur die stilisierte Bergansicht berührend), Einriss am oberen Rand ( kein Bildverlust )

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        L'innocence du premier ‰ge en France. (La rose ou la feste de Salency; L'isle d'Ouessant).

      De Lalain, Paris 1768 - First Edition. Octavo. Contemporary full leather. Decorative gilt work to spine. Edges dyed red. Marbled endpapers. Two short works by 18th century French man of letters. Text in French. 3007 Same book. Very good, wear to spine edges. "Bibliothque du Ch‰teau de Louppy" bookplate on front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Siberie,: fait par Ordre du Roi en 1761; contenant les Moeurs, les Usages des Russes, et l'Etat actuel de cette Puissance; la Description geographique et le Nivellement de la Route de Paris a Tobolsk; l'Histoire naturelle de la meme route; des Observations astronomiques, & des Experiences sur l'Electricite naturelle; [Contenant la Description du Kamtchatka . par M. Kracheninnikov . traduit du Russe.

      Paris Debure 1768 - A fine association copy with the bookplate of Catherine the Great's doctor, Baron [Thomas] Dimsdale,1712-1800, who had innoculated her and her son, the Grand Duke Paul, in 1768, for which he received £10,000, an annuity of £500 and £2,000 travel expenses. Although Catherine severely criticised the book, it was not as bad as she thought (Brunet), the illustrations after Le Prince were engraved by J.B. Tilliard, A.J. Duclos and others. The atlas includes maps of Kamchatka, to illustrate Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov's work published in 1755. Brunet 1, 1728; Hill 277; Cox I p.352 Contemporary tree calf with treble gilt fillet with small floral cornerpieces on covers, rebacked preserving original gilt spines in compartments with minor loss, maroon and dark green lettering pieces, rubbed with minor loss. Slightly spotted and dust-soiled. Bound without the half-titles. Engraved armorial bookplate of Baron Dimsdale. First edition Two volumes of text in three, and atlas, quarto, large paper copy, pp.[1], xxxii, 347, [1], 348-767 + [iii]-xvi, 628, and 53 engraved plates after Le Prince, 3 double-page, engraved table in vol. 1, atlas with engraved title and 30 engraved maps and profiles, 27 folding (three bound in vol.2), a few hand-coloured in outline.

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        The Works of Mr. Hogarth Moralized--Being a Complete Edition of Hogarth's Works

      London 1768 - The 1768 1st thus, bound (and signed) in a contemporary-to-the-period full red morocco by C.Lewis. Raised bands, finely gilt-tooled compartments, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Light fading and wear at the spine, light scuffing to the panels. Octavo, 212 pgs. plus index. Beautifully illustrated thruout with the engravings of the redoubtable William Hogarth. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Certificación de Armas de Gutierrez Vigil de Quiñones

      1768 - Encuadernado en plena piel con faltas en lomo. Formato folio. Escudo miniado a plena página, 2 escudos miniados intercalados en texto, árbol genealógico, 59 folios manuscritos a dos tintas a doble cara [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The description and use of the globes, and the orrery. To which is prefix'd, by way of introduction, a brief account of the solar system

      London printed for B. Cole, at the Orrery, near the Globe Tavern, in Fleet-Street, late the Shop of Mr. Thomas Wright, Instrument-Maker MDCCLXVIII [1768] 8vo: viii,220,[4]pp, with folding frontispiece (the Great Orrery) and six further folding plates (including the important unnumbered advertisement plate bound opposite p. 35). Contemporary full sprinkled calf, spine richly gilt in six compartments, red leather lettering piece gilt, edges sprinkled red, plain period end papers. An exemplary wide-margined example with tight binding; fresh, bright, virtually spotless leaves; plates in deep, rich impressions. Taylor, The mathematical practitioners of Hanoverian England, no. 185. Fine ¶ Tenth Edition of this popular astronomy handbook, published originally in 1731 and running through at least fourteen editions through 1793. Thomas Wright, instrument maker to his Majesty, specialized in the orrery, while Richard Cushee was a maker of globes (and engraved of the plates. The unnumbered plate bound in at p. 35 is an advertisement for "new and correct globes according to the latest observations, made and sold by Richard Cushee." In his text, Harris introduces the latest models of globes, celestial and terrestrial, and demonstrates how to use the them in the solving of 46 problems, including finding latitude and longitude and the position of the sun at any given place and day. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      London: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1768-1769. Undetermined. very good. Mixed edition [Vols 1 & 2 Third Edition; Vols 3 & 4 First Edition]. [4], [i], ii-iv, [viii[, [3], 4-485; [viii], [1], 2-520, [i], ii-xix; [viii], [1], 2-455, [i], ii-xxvii; [viii], [1], 2-436, [i], ii-vii, [40]pp. Quarto. 4 volumes. Contemporary full speckled calf with double gilt fillet border to boards. Spine in 6 compartments. Gilt titles on red and green morocco spine labels to second and third. Raised bands flanked by double gilt fillets. Rolled design in blind to edges of boards. Discrete professional restoration to head and tail of spine, exterior joints, and corners. Boards lightly rubbed with some areas of surface abrasion. Front free endpaper pasted to front flyleaf in three volumes. Internally very clean with just some light dampstaining to gutter of 4th volume. With two engraved plates, 1 folding, in Volume 2. very good A mixed set, as is often encountered, comprising the first edition of Volumes III & IV and the third edition of Volumes I and II of this cornerstone of English law. Blackstone's commentaries provided historical context to vast body of English law and presented it in a manner accessible to the average Englishman. In doing so, he revealed the logic and reasoning behind a legal system that heretofore inspired fear and suspicion in the population. Blackstone also wrote with an enthusiasm that helped make his work an enduring success and a landmark law book (Printing and the Mind of Man 212). A handsome set in a contemporary binding. 1768

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        Memorial-ajustado, hecho de orden del Consejo-Pleno, á instancia de los señores fiscales, del expediente consultivo, visto por remision de Su Magestad á él, sobre el contenido, y expresiones de diferentes cartas del Rev. Obispo de Cuenca D. Isidro de Carbajal y Lancaster

      En la oficina de Joachin de Ibarra, Madrid 1768 - [2], [10] pp., 2-204 leaves. Mostly consists of comments on certain writings of Isidro Carbajal y Lancaster, Bishop of Cuenca, who had accused the monarchy of setting the country "hopelessly adrift" and stripping the church of its properties, scorning its ministers, and running a disastrous colonial policy leading to deterioration of the Spanish possessions (there had been rioting in Quito, Ecuador, in 1766). The Prontuario variously ascribed these comments to the fiscales of the Consejo Real, Pedro Campomanes and José Moñino, as well as other documents in the case. The bishop was eventually forced "to recant formally and abjectly before a session of the Consejo de Castilla held in Aranda's residence," (Stanley J. Stein, "Apogee of Empire: Spain and New Spain in the Age of Charles III, 1759-1789," Baltimore: John Hopkins, 2003). Palau wrongly lists the date in the 162216 entry as 1767, though it is correct in the second entry. Provenance: Alberto Parreno: Swann Parreño sale, 9 February 1978, lot 323, this copy. Palau 162212. Also see 27675. Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 10472.100, suppl. Parreño Sale 323. Crude leather spine, faint dampstain to front board and corner of first few leaves, rear board with larger dampstain as well as last leaves, occasional soil spot on leaves, bookseller label at rear, but untrimmed and wide margined, with strong impressions, certainly a good or better copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1768 D’Anville ATLAS Geography Africa Egypt MAPS Holy Land Palestine Asia ROME

      A Paris, chez Merlin, libraire, rue de la Harpe, a l’Image Saint Joseph. M. DCC. LXVIII. 1768 - 1768 D’Anville ATLAS Geography Africa Egypt MAPS Holy Land Palestine Asia ROME 9 INCREDIBLE Folding HAND-COLORED Copper Maps Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville (1697 – 1782), was both a geographer and cartographer who greatly improved the standards of map-making. His maps of ancient geography, characterized by careful, accurate work and based largely on original research, are especially valuable. Main author: Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’ Anville Title: Geographie ancienne abregee, par M. d’Anville, de l’Academie royale des belles-lettres, & de celle des sciences de Petersbourg, secretaire de S. A. S. M. le duc d’Orleans. Published: A Paris, chez Merlin, libraire, rue de la Harpe, a l’Image Saint Joseph. M. DCC. LXVIII. Language: French FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all xxiv + 341 + 348 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: A Paris, chez Merlin, libraire, rue de la Harpe, a l’Image Saint Joseph. M. DCC. LXVIII. Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La contagion sacrée ou histoire naturelle de la superstition. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais

      1768. Londres, 1768. 2 volumes in-12 en reliure postérieure (XIXme) demi-basane rouge, dos à nerfs, titre doré. Tranches rouges. 3 feuillets blancs, titre, X + 169 pages et 3 feuillets blancs pour le tome 1. Tome 2 : 3 feuillets blancs, titre, 1 feuillet non chiffré (table) + 184 pages et 3 feuillets blancs. Ex-libris manuscrit en page de garde de chaque volume. Cet ouvrage est réellement de la composition du Baron d'Holbach. C'est pour se soustraire, lui et ses amis, à tout genre d'inquisition qu'il a annoncé, dans l'avertissement, l'avoir traduit de l'anglais de Jean Trenchard et de Thomas Gordon. Barbier : Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes et pseudonymes Tome 1 - page 118 - n°936. Ouvrage condamné a être lacéré et brûlé par arrêt du Parlement le 8 août 1770 : Rabbe : Biographie universelle et portative des contemporains ou dictionnaire historique : page 323. Exemplaire très propre pour cette édition originale peu courante.

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        Musarion, oder die Philosophie der Grazien Ein Gedicht, in drey Büchern

      Leipzig: Bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1768. 8vo. 96 pp. As a writer, Wieland (1733–1813) evolved and changed course multiple times. The Adventures of Don Sylvio is his => first novel, all previous endeavors having been poetry, and it dates from his post-pietistic stage during which his works show the influence of English and other writers. Clearly Cervantes is paramount here, but other influences that scholars have found shaping the characters of the romance are Fielding's Tom Jones, Richardson's Joseph Andrews, and even Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.    Wieland's poetry of the late 1760s and early 1770s, offering light and graceful romances, had great appeal among the public. In Musarion, here in the anonymously published first edition, he explores the nature of love and advocates a rational unity of the sensual and spiritual.    => An interesting work by this German Enlightenment writer. Recent boards covered with German-style brown paper speckled with black. Title-page with its => memorable engraved vignette cut down and mounted, and browned from this with next three leaves browned also at edges; last leaf torn into text and repaired ham-handedly on verso, covering small portions of six letters and the tailpiece. Otherwise light age-toning and a small amount of foxing. A work not widely held.

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        Navis aeria et elegiarum monobiblos.

      Paul Giunchio, Rome 1768 - 8vo (190 x 126 mm). vi, 151 [1] pp., including engraved title-vignette, one full-page engraving of an airship (after Lana Terzi), errata on final page. Pages untrimmed. Fine 20th century quarter calf, spine with 5 raised bands richly gilt in compartments and with gilt-lettered morocco label (little rubbing to spine ends), marbled endpapers. Internally crisp and clean with only very minor age-toning. Provenance: Brooklyn Public Library (bookplate to front pastedown). ---- FIRST EDITION. Zamagna's narrative poem of an imaginary aerial voyage around the world which was inspired by Lana Terzi's aeronautic experiments. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BUSSFERTIGES BEIGHT-KIND

      Schwäbisch Hall: Johann Christoph Messerer, 1768. From the splendid collection of John Roland Abbey, this is a lovely example of a German silver binding. In "Silver Bindings from the J. R. Abbey Collection," Hayward praises this binding, noting that "the composition and flickering, restless treatment of the draperies suggest the imminence of the rococo style of the mid-18th Century. The embossing [is] of very high quality." He further observes that the "most representative section" of silver bindings in Major Abbey's library are the embossed bindings. This technique reached its zenith among the goldsmiths of Augsburg in the 17th and 18th centuries. He lists the present binding among three that "represent the last phase of baroque and the fully developed rococo art of Germany." The silver has weathered the past 250 years very well, and glows today as it did when it left the workshop. Here, it cover a pious work by a Lutheran theologian, "The Repentant Penitent.". 158 x 70 mm. (6 1/4 x 2 3/4"). 4 p.l., 304, 140, [4, index], 163, [5, index] pp. SUPERB CONTEMPORARY SILVER REPOUSSÉ BINDING, upper cover embossed in high relief with the Annunciation, lower cover with the Adoration of the Shepherds, spine with an oval cartouche showing the angel appearing to the shepherds, clasps and head and tail caps embossed with a cherub's head, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a fleece-lined drop-back clamshell box with green morocco and gilt label of John Roland Abbey. Front free endpaper with the red morocco bookplate of John Roland Abbey; first preliminary blank with early inked library note, "No. 11101 / of EEO - ."; bottom of clamshell box with Abbey accession label inked "JA 1598." Abbey Collection 1598; Hayward, "Silver Bindings from the J. R. Abbey Collection" 18. One clasp with hinge loose at one of two solder points, first gathering loosened, margins cropped with occasional loss of catchword, otherwise generally clean and fresh, in a very well-preserved, shining silver binding. From the splendid collection of John Roland Abbey, this is a lovely example of a German silver binding. In "Silver Bindings from the J. R. Abbey Collection," Hayward praises this binding, noting that "the composition and flickering, restless treatment of the draperies suggest the imminence of the rococo style of the mid-18th Century. The embossing [is] of very high quality." He further observes that the "most representative section" of silver bindings in Major Abbey's library are the embossed bindings. This technique reached its zenith among the goldsmiths of Augsburg in the 17th and 18th centuries. He lists the present binding among three that "represent the last phase of baroque and the fully developed rococo art of Germany." The silver has weathered the past 250 years very well, and glows today as it did when it left the workshop. Here, it cover a pious work by a Lutheran theologian, "The Repentant Penitent."

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        An Essay Upon Prints,..., the Different Kinds of Prints, And the Characters of the Most Noted Masters; Illustrated By Criticisms Upon Particular pieces'; to Which are Added Some Cautions That May be Useful in Collecting Prints .

      London: J. Robson, 1768. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. A rare 18th century book on fine prints and print collecting, from the library of James Anderson Rose [1819-1890], esteemed print collector and solicitor [lawyer/agent] to artists James McNeill Whistler and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Rose had a valuable collection of prints by Whistler in addition to his extensive collection of early prints. His engraved bookplate is at the front of the book and his signature is at the foot of the title page. There are also some annotations in the book that are ascribed to him. The book also belonged at one time to Captain Sir Everard Home of the Royal Navy [1798-1`853], and bears his bears his engraved bookplate also. The book is a first edition (2), iv, (6), 249, errata page, 11 page index. Irregular pagination in the middle but appears to be complete. A small stain to one gutter, a few minor spots, title page browned slightly, but generally the text is in good condition. Full mottled calf, light edge wear, spine has creases, label lacking, otherwise in nice condition. Page 65 begins with "Characters of the most noted Masters," and handwritten on the blank opposite, Rose [at least it would appear to be his writing] give a scathing critism of the author for excluding a number of obvious"masters". On another page he writes "what idiotic nonsense" in regard to one of the author's statements. On another page he wriites with satisfaction that the author has identified the creator of a print that Rose owns. Rose's collection was sold by Sotheby's in a series of sales in the 1880's. Everard Homne was Commader of the "Racehorse" in the West Indies from 1834-1837, Captain of the "North Star" in the East Indies including during the first Anglo-Chinese war from 1841-1846, and Captain and senior officer of the Calliope in Australia from1850-1853. c.RG.

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        Les singularités de la nature. Par un académicien de Londres, de Boulogne, de petersbourg, de Berlin, &c

      First Edition. Rare. According Bengesco (2, p.228), the book was published in Geneva or Paris, the true original publication indicating its title vignette: two characters looking at a snail (as in this copy). Brochire waiting on handmade paper. The back has disappeared, two paper webs connect the boards. Folded corners at the beginning and end of the book. The book consists of miscellanea, ie varied and disparate Article by turning around the broad theme of nature; Chapters are usually short and can focus on serious subjects: polipes or not serious: the cave of the fairies, a woman who has given birth to a rabbit, monsters ... These are all cases as many subjects as Voltaire bites of his thinking or mood. Lack 7p. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. A Basle 1768 In 8 (12x19,8cm) vij (1) 124pp. broché

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        The Narrative of the Honourable John Byron (Commodore in a Late Expedition Round the World), Containing an Account of the Great Distresses Suffered by Himself and His Companions on the Coast of Patagonia, from the Year 1740, till Their Arrival in England, 1746. With a Description of St. Jago de Chili, and the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants. Also a Relation of the Lots of the Wager Man of War, One of Admiral Anson's Squadron. The Second Edition.

      Printed for S. Baker and G. Leigh, London 1768 - viii, 257pp. Old calf, spine rebacked and with red leather label lettered in gold. Engraved frontispiece. There is also an added engraved plate with the interview between Commodore Byron and the natives of Patagonia. The upper edge of the half title is partially torn, boards are fairly worn especially at corners, some toning to text block, and a few leaves folded at corner. A good+ copy. Sabin 9730.; Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA CONQUISTA DE MEXICO, Popolacion, y Progressos de la America Septentrional, Conocida por el nombre de Nueva España, Escriviala Don Antoniao de Solis y Rivadeneyra, Secretrio de su MMaestad, y su Chronista Mayor de las Indias.

      Madrid Don Antonio Mayoral 1768 - An early Edition of this classic work on Mexico. The first Spanish edition was published in Madrid in 1684. Illustrated with occasional engraved head and tail-pieces and capital letters. 4to (mm. 205 x 158), handsomely bound in full contemporary limp vellum, title by hand calligraphy on the spine panel. [24], 549 pp. A well preserved example, the vellum typical in its aging, the binding in good order, tight and strong, the text-block and engravings generally very clean and crisp, some evidence of old normal stains from damp at the front and rear and primarily to preliminary matter or the index. A very good representation of this important work in its absolutely contemporary binding. A PRIMARY WORK IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS. Originally published in Madrid in 1684, this was undoubtedly the most popular history of America that had then been written. It was translated into French, German, Italian and English in numerous editions published well into the Nineteenth Century. Antonio De Solis’ principle sources for this work were the the letters of Cortez, the works of Francisco Lopez de Gomara, Bernal Diaz del Castillo and other miscellaneous documents. In addition to a full account of relations between Cortez and Montezuma, there is also abundant of information on the lives of the Indian peoples. Solis became secretary to the King of Spain (Charles II) and chief chronicler of the Indies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Short Account of the School, in Kingswood, Near Bristol.

      Printed by William Pine 1768 - a bit browned, pp. 12, 12mo, [together with15:51:] Directions concerning Pronunciation and Gesture. Bristol: Printed by William Pine, 1770, slightly browned, pp. 12, 12mo, both disbound. The Kingswood Schhol, the oldest Methodist school in the world, was founded by Wesley in 1748. An 8-page Short Account was published in 1749. This is a detailed account of the curriculum and the daily routine: the former was thorough and intense, the latter strict, austere, and long, with no play allowed, for 'he that plays when he is a Child, will play when he is a Man.' The result, claims Wesley, is that 'whoever goes through this Course, will be a better scholar than nine in ten of the Graduates at Oxford or Cambridge.' Directions concerning Pronunciation and Gesture was also first published in 1749, and it too exhibits a rigourous schooling. Both pamphlets are very scarce. (Baker 127; ESTC T16600: Baker 125; ESTC T16534)

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        DAS GANZE NEUE TESTAMENT. DER PSALTER DAVIDS. DIE CL PSALMEN DAVIDS

      Zurich: David Gessner, 1768. Although lacking the final leaf of text, this volume is of considerable interest as an expertly made and decorated so-called "Peasant Binding," a colorful binding style that began in Hungary and spread through Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia in the 18th century. The use of the word "peasant" in this context is a reference to the obvious influence of folk art on this decoration, rather than to the clientele for which it was intended. Bibles, prayer books, and hymnals in the brightly painted and exuberantly decorated vellum bindings were popular wedding gifts among the bourgeoisie, who were both literate and sufficiently affluent to afford such luxuries.. 169 x 94 mm. (6 1/2 x 3 3/4"). 272, 64, 214 (of 215) pp. CONTEMPORARY PAINTED AND BLIND-TOOLED VELLUM, DECORATED IN AN ELABORATE AND QUAINT STYLE, covers with black and red starburst at center in a lobed red and green frame stamped with stars and tulips, yellow cornerpieces stamped with a floral design, smooth spine painted red and tooled in blind with flowers, Dutch gilded endpapers, all edges gilt.Covers faintly soiled, extremities lightly rubbed, one leaf with two-inch portion torn away at fore margin (costing small parts of five closely spaced staves of music) occasional foxing of no great consequence; with some serious condition issues internally, but an extremely pleasing example of a binding representing German folk art of the period.Although lacking the final leaf of text, this volume is of considerable interest as an expertly made and decorated so-called "Peasant Binding," a colorful binding style that began in Hungary and spread through Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia in the 18th century. The use of the word "peasant" in this context is a reference to the obvious influence of folk art on this decoration, rather than to the clientele for which it was intended. Bibles, prayer books, and hymnals in the brightly painted and exuberantly decorated vellum bindings were popular wedding gifts among the bourgeoisie, who were both literate and sufficiently affluent to afford such luxuries.

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        La contagion sacrée ou histoire naturelle de la superstition. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais

      - Londres, 1768. 2 volumes in-12 en reliure postérieure (XIXme) demi-basane rouge, dos à nerfs, titre doré. Tranches rouges. 3 feuillets blancs, titre, X + 169 pages et 3 feuillets blancs pour le tome 1. Tome 2 : 3 feuillets blancs, titre, 1 feuillet non chiffré (table) + 184 pages et 3 feuillets blancs. Ex-libris manuscrit en page de garde de chaque volume.Cet ouvrage est réellement de la composition du Baron d'Holbach. C'est pour se soustraire, lui et ses amis, à tout genre d'inquisition qu'il a annoncé, dans l'avertissement, l'avoir traduit de l'anglais de Jean Trenchard et de Thomas Gordon. Barbier : Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes et pseudonymes Tome 1 - page 118 - n°936.Ouvrage condamné a être lacéré et brûlé par arrêt du Parlement le 8 août 1770 : Rabbe : Biographie universelle et portative des contemporains ou dictionnaire historique : page 323.Exemplaire très propre pour cette édition originale peu courante. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opere. Coll' aggiunta delle inedite

      appresso Marcello Prault, 1768. 8 voll. in-12° (145x85mm), pp. (4), XLVIII, 383, (3); (4), 416, (2); (4), CLXXX, 255, (3); (4), 498, (2); (4), 456, (2); (4), 412, (2); (4), 309, (3); (4), 309, (5); bella legatura coeva in p. pelle marmoreggiata con triplice ordine di filetti dorati riquadranti perimetralmente i piatti, titolo in oro su duplice tassello al dorso, uno granata ed uno verde. Il dorso presenta altresì ricchi fregi floreali impressi in oro. Tagli e dentelle dorate, sguardie azzurre. Frontespizi incisi su rame dal Godefroy da invenzione di Jean Michel Moreau a tutti i volumi. Ritratto calcografico di Machiavelli all'antiporta del primo vol. 3 tavv. ripiegate al quinto vol. con raffigurazioni di schieramenti bellici (tali tavole accompagnano l'"Arte della Guerra"); altre 3 tavv. ripiegate al sesto vol., sempre raffiguranti alloggiamenti e disposizioni militari. Una piccola reintegrazione alla pelle del piatto anteriore del primo vol. Bellissimo esemplare. Elegante edizione in piccolo formato dell'opera omnia di Machiavelli; precedono, al primo vol., un'epistola di Machiavelli a Clemente VII, la prefazione dell'editore all'edizione delle opere inedite stampata ad Amsterdam nel 1763, il testamento di Machiavelli, una breve vita di Machiavelli in francese. Bertelli / Innocenti, pp. 165-166, n. 92. Procacci, Studi sulla fortuna di Machiavelli, 359. Italiano

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        A letter, concerning an American bishop, &c. to Dr. Bradbury Chandler, ruler of St. John's Church, in Elizabeth-Town. In answer to the appendix of his appeal to the public, &c.

      William and Thomas Bradford?], 1768. First edition of this argument against the validity of the ordination of the English bishops, and against the dangers of an encroachment on American colonial liberties by English-appointed American bishops liable to be individual tyrants or political and economic agents of the Crown entered by a religious door; a strongly worded diatribe responding to Thomas Bradbury Chandler's writings on the controversial subject of an American Episcopate, and commenting on Thomas Ward's Demonstration of the Uninterrupted Succession.... The anonymously published work is signed "An Antiepiscopalian"; the title-page here bears a hand-inked attribution to Matthew Wilson. => An important entry in the literature of the "American Bishops" controversy in the lead-up to the American Revolution. Evidence of Readership: Title-page with early inked ownership inscription and annotations, later lined through, with authorial attribution in the later hand; one leaf with early inked annotation along outer margin. Verso of last leaf presents calculations and => someone's reading list; later X'ed out; among the titles read, intended for reading, or just imaginably noted as not for reading are The Rival Mothers, Pamela or Virtue Rewarded, and Love in a Village.

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        DAS GANZE NEUE TESTAMENT. DER PSALTER DAVIDS. DIE CL PSALMEN DAVIDS

      Zurich: David Gessner, 1768. Although lacking the final leaf of text, this volume is of considerable interest as an expertly made and decorated so-called "Peasant Binding," a colorful binding style that began in Hungary and spread through Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia in the 18th century. The use of the word "peasant" in this context is a reference to the obvious influence of folk art on this decoration, rather than to the clientele for which it was intended. Bibles, prayer books, and hymnals in the brightly painted and exuberantly decorated vellum bindings were popular wedding gifts among the bourgeoisie, who were both literate and sufficiently affluent to afford such luxuries.. 169 x 94 mm. (6 1/2 x 3 3/4"). 272, 64, 214 (of 215) pp. CONTEMPORARY PAINTED AND BLIND-TOOLED VELLUM, DECORATED IN AN ELABORATE AND QUAINT STYLE, covers with black and red starburst at center in a lobed red and green frame stamped with stars and tulips, yellow cornerpieces stamped with a floral design, smooth spine painted red and tooled in blind with flowers, Dutch gilded endpapers, all edges gilt. Covers faintly soiled, extremities lightly rubbed, one leaf with two-inch portion torn away at fore margin (costing small parts of five closely spaced staves of music) occasional foxing of no great consequence; with some serious condition issues internally, but an extremely pleasing example of a binding representing German folk art of the period. Although lacking the final leaf of text, this volume is of considerable interest as an expertly made and decorated so-called "Peasant Binding," a colorful binding style that began in Hungary and spread through Germany, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia in the 18th century. The use of the word "peasant" in this context is a reference to the obvious influence of folk art on this decoration, rather than to the clientele for which it was intended. Bibles, prayer books, and hymnals in the brightly painted and exuberantly decorated vellum bindings were popular wedding gifts among the bourgeoisie, who were both literate and sufficiently affluent to afford such luxuries.

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        The Present State of the Nation

      London: J. Almon , 1768 Pamphlet, 8vo, disbound, 103 pp. Remnants of old binding on the spine, some, normal aging and a bit of soiling to half title. Sometimes this work is attributed to George Grenville, but most sources attribute it to Knox. This pamphlet contains a considerable amount of financial information, and comments on the recent war with France. More importantly, it contains a good deal of material on the financial importance of the American colonies. Knox, wisely, discusses the importance of paying attention to the concerns of the colonies. He even goes as far to suggest that the colonies send representatives to Parliament, and points to the risks of taxing the colonies without their representation.

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