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        Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island, and Memo

      1768 - BOSWELL, JAMES. An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli. Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly, London, 1768. xxi, [3], 382 p. plus final blank 2A8. Leaves E2 and Z3 cancellanda, as usual. Large folding map by Thomas Phinn (3" tear). Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt in compartments. Text block lightly dampstained, but other than some darkening on endpapers, not the least offensive, and an attractive copy. Modern bookplate. First edition of Boswell's highly popular account of his tour to Corsica and his association with General Paoli. Gaskell, Foulis, 473; Pottle 24; Rothschild 442; ESTC T26157. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Description des beaut

      Chez Yves Gravier - de l'Imprimerie d'Adamo Scionico,, Genova 1768 - Esemplare completo della grande carta geografica di Genova pi

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        Description des villes que Monsieur de Roissy a parcourues pendant les vacances de l'ann

      1768 1768 - ____ Un "guide de voyage" au XVIIIe si

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        Architectura Hydraulica. Oder: Die Kunst, das Gew

      Augsburg, Kletts Witwe, - 1768 - Band II, Teile 6-10 (von 24 Teilen). Fol. Mit 52 teils gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Schlichter Pappband der Zeit, (berieben, Ecken gestaucht). Erste Ausgabe. - Jordan 223; vgl. Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin 3555; Poggendorf I, 138. - Teilband eines der grundlegenden Werke zur Wasserbaukunst. Mit Beschreibungen und Abbildungen von Schleusen, vom Bau von Seeh

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        Abregé de la collection des voyages, ou histoire des découvertes faites par les européens dans les différentes parties du monde

      French Edition translated from EnglishBinders full mottled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number of red morocco. head cap of Volume X missing part. Nice copy. S.n. à Paris 1768 in-12 (9,5x17cm) (4) iv, 448pp. et (4) 461pp. et (4) 459pp. et (4) 454pp. (1) et (4) 447pp. et (4) 439pp. et (4) 428pp. et (4) 431pp. (1) et (4) 447pp. et (4) 448pp. et (4) 440pp. et (4) 438pp. (1) 12 volumes reliés

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        Opere coll'aggiunta delle inedite.7 Volumes.

      Marcello Prault, Londres et Paris 1768 - 7 volumes, petit in-12 ( 140x85 mm ) plein veau glacé marbré de bruns clairs, foncés, teinté de vert de de vieux rouge. Titre doré sur dos lisse orné de filets et fers dorés, guirlandes dorées en tête et queue, tomaison dorée sur pièce de maroquin vieux rouge, triple filets dorés encadrant les plats, filets doré sur les coupes, roulette dorée sur les chasses, toutes tranches dorées.Coiffe supérieure arasée Tome I, II, V et VII.Tome VIII absent.Titre gravé pour chaque tome, portrait de Macchiavel gravé en frontispice du tome premier.- Tome I. XLVIII, 383 pages. Il breve di Papa Clemente VII. La dedica al detto Pontefice. Prefazione dell'editore delle opere inedite di Macchiavelli. Primo e Secondo testamento del Macchiavelli. Abrégé de la vie de Macchiavel. Proemio dell'Autore. I primi 4 libri dell'Istorie Fiorentine dalla pagina prima fino al fine.- Tome II. 416 pages. Istorie Fiorentine. Discorso sopra la riforma dello Stato di Firenze.- Tome III. CLXXX, 255 pages. Lettera di Macchiavelli alla Republica Fiorentina. Lettere. Il Principe. La Vita di Castruccio Castracani da Lucca. Descrizzione del modo tenuto dal Duca Valentino. Ritratti delle cose della Francia coposti per Macchiavelli. Rtratti delle cose della Alamagna. - Tome IV. 498 pages. Discorsi di Macchiavelli sopra la prima deca di T. Livio. - Tome V. 456 pages. Discorsi sopra T. Livio. Isette libri dell'Arte della Guerra.4 planches dépliantes hors-texte.- Tome VI. 411 pages. Delle'Arte della Guerra. Mandragola. Clizia. L'Andria di Teranzio, tradotta in Toscano. Novella Piacevolissima.3 planches dépliantes hors-texte.- Tome VII. 307 pages. Poesie liriche. Serenata. Canti Carnascialeschi. Dell'Asino d'Oro. Legazione di N. Macchiavelli al Duca Valentino. Oeuvres. Anciens.

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        ANECDOTES OF BRITISH TOPOGRAPHY

      LONDON. RICHARDSON AND CLARK. 1768.. FIRST EDITION. 'OR AN ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAS BEEN DONE FOR ILLUSTRATING THE TOPOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.' QUARTO, BOUND IN FULL CALF WITH A NEW SPINE, RAISED BANDS, NEW TITLE LABEL AND THE ORIGINAL BOARDS (RUBBED AT THE EDGES). MARBLED ENDPAPERS, STRENGTHENING TO FRONT BOARD WITH USE OF TAPE. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF RICHARD MICHAEL ROBBINS. QUARTO, xxxv, 740pp, INDEX. A VERY GOOD CLEAN COPY.

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        THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COLONIES. (THE FOURTH EDITION.) WHEREIN THEIR RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTION ARE DISCUSSED AND STATED...

      London: J. Walter, 1768. [iii]-xxxi,[1],318,73pp. Lacks the half title. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt morocco spine label. Minor wear to extremities, some rubbing. Armorial bookplate and contemporary inked name on front pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. Fourth and best edition. This was one of the most influential books on the American colonies written before the Revolution. Pownall had a distinguished career as an enlightened colonial administrator and served as governor of several British American colonies. He also gave serious consideration to the business of governing the colonies, writing the present work on his return from North America. Pownall felt that imperial reform was necessary, arguing that the colonies would only be bound to Britain by a sound and equitable economic balance. A moderate man with sympathy for the Americans, he issued successive editions of his widely read book, with revisions, through a seventh edition in 1777. Pownall writes: "The whole train of events, the whole course of business, must perpetually bring forward into practice, and necessarily in the end, into establishment - either an American or a British union - There is no other alternative...." This copy belonged to John Rolle, 1st Baron Rolle of Stevenstone (1750-1842), with his armorial bookplate. HOWES P539. SABIN 64817. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 64-16d. REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED 3 (ref).

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        Le vite de' più celebri architetti d'ogni nazione e d'ogni tempo precedute da un saggio sopra l'architettura.

      nella stamperia di Paolo Giunchi Komarek, 1768. In-4°, pp. (2), VIII, 492, 6 tavole incise in rame più volte ripiegate, legatura in mezza pergamena con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso. bel frontesizio con incisione in rame raffigurante Minerva attorniata da alcuni putti in una piazza con edifici dalla bella architettura e il motto 'Hoc amet hoc spernat'. Testatine e capilettera incisi. Esemplare in barbe. Prima edizione pubblicata senza il nome dell'autore per non incorrere in censure, dedicata dal libraio Venanzio Monaldini al D. Emilio Altieri, principe di Oriolo. Questa prima edizione contiene un appendice sopra il meccanismo delle volte che non venne ristampata nelle successive edizioni. Cicognara 2324 ; G. Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime... Milano, Pirola, vol. 3, p. 257

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        Carte Réduite du Golphe de Gènes

      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. Parigi Paris 885 595

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        A system for the compleat interior management and oeconomy of a battalion of infantry.

      8vo., xl + 239 + (2) + 17 tables in the Appendix of which three are folding, one of the text leaves torn in lower margin (not affecting printed surface), contemporary marbled boards, neatly rebacked in calf, raised bands, the original lettering piece reused. A very good copy indeed.Publisher: Dublin: printed by Boulter Grierson. MDCCLXVIIIYear: [1768]Edition: First edition.

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        Conférences Ecclésiastiques du Diocèse d'Angers (25 Tomes en 19 Volumes) Volume I : Sur les Commandemens de Dieu ; II : Sur les Commandemens de Dieu ; III : Sur les Sacremens en général, Sur le Baptême et la Confirmation - Sur le Sacrement de l'Eucharistie, tenuës au mois d'Août 1716 ; IV : Sur le Sacrement de Pénitence, sur les Indulgences et l'Extrême-Onction ; VI : Sur les Cas réservés, tenuës dans les années 1732 & 1733 - Sur les Etats, Tenuës dans les années 1734 & 1735 ; VII : Sur le Sacrement de l'Ordre tenues en l'année 1709 - Sur les Irrégularités ; VIII : Sur les Censures, Tenuës dans les années 1711 & 1712 ; IX : Sur le Mariage, comme Sacrement et comme Contrat Civil tenues en 1724 & 1725 (2 Tomes) ; X : Sur les Matières Bénéficiales, et la Simonie, tenues dans les années 1720 & 1721 ; XI : Sur les Loix, tenues dans les années 1748 & 1749 (2 Tomes) ; XII : Sur les Contrats, tenuës en l'année 1722 - Sur les Contrats & les Restitutions tenuës en l'année 1728 ; XIII : Sur la Grâce I ; XIV : Sur la Grâce II ; XV : Sur les Actes humains, Tenues pendant l'Année 1760 & suivantes ; XVI : Sur les Péchés, tenues pendant l'année 1760 & suivantes ; XVII : Sur les Etats I ; XVIII : Sur les Etats II ; XIX : Sur les Etats III ; XX : Contenant ce qui a été ajouté dans l'édition de 1778

      Chez Pierre-Louis Dubé, H. L. Guérin & L. F. Delatour Veuve Desaint Gueffier, 1768. 19 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs dorés orné (plusieurs différences de motifs dans les ornements), Vol. I à XIV : Chez Pierre-Louis Dubé, H. L. Guérin & L. F. Delatour, 1768 ; Vol. XV à XIX : Veuve Desaint, 1778, Vol. XX : Gueffier, 1779 Cette rare série réunit la quasi totalité des célèbres "Conférences Ecclésiastiques du Diocèse d'Angers" (manque le volume 5). Français

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        Le vite de' più celebri architetti d'ogni nazione e d'ogni tempo precedute da un saggio sopra l'architettura

      Roma; Stamparia di Paolo Giunchi Komarek 1768 - in 8° (27 x 20 cm. ca.); pp. (2), VIII, 492 + 6 tavv. f.t. in rame più volte ripiegate (ill. in bn.); leg. in piena pergamena, titolo impresso al dorso; 1^ ed. apparsa anonima per non incorrere nella censura pontificia. Frontespizio con grande scena allegorica e varie architetture sullo sfondo; capilettera figurati e testatine in rame, vignette xilogr. Dedica del curatore Monaldini ad Emilio Altieri, Principe di Oriolo. Famosa opera che raccoglie quasi 200 biografie di architetti raccolte in ordine cronologico da prima di Pericle (450 a.C.) al '700. L’autore sostiene le idee nascenti del neoclassicismo dell'epoca napoleonica e critica, in modo alquanto spregiudicato, gli esponenti dell'architettura barocca e anteriore giungendo sino a Michelangelo, Bernini e Borromini. Le "Vite" sono precedute da un breve saggio sull'architettura e seguite da un'appendice sul "meccanismo delle volte" (cfr. Schlosser Magnino, pp. 485, 509. Cicognara 2324) (riparzioni al dorso; ottimo esemplare)

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        Des Jacintes, de leur anatomie, reproduction et culture.

      Amsterdam, S.n.t., 1768, 4to (cm. 23,5 x 29,5) legatura mezza pelle coeva con qualche spellatura, pp. 164-(4) con 10 tavole ripiegate eincise in rame da Jacob Van der Schley, 15 pp. di "Catalogue des jacintes connu en 1767". Bella vignetta al frontespizio incisa in rame. Questo raro trattato di Saint-Simon (1720 -1799) descrive la coltivazione dei giacinti nell'Olanda dell'epoca ed un quadro affascinante della competizione in atto nel produrre sempre nuove varietà di questi fiori. L'autore era egli stesso appassionato coltivatore e, dopo essersi ritirato dalla carriera militare, acquistò una fattoria vicino a Utrecht, ritenendola ideale per i suoi progetti. Lo Hunt Catalogue fa notare che l'opera diede un importante contributo allo sviluppo di queste coltivazioni, ed in modo particolare il settimo capitolo, che annota oltre 2000 varietà, il doppio di quelle conosciute all'epoca della pubblicazione del libro. Hunt 602; Nissen 1718; Pritzel 7996; Stafleu 1142; Plesch, Mille et un livres botaniques, p.395; Barbier 8880; Lindley Library 386.

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        Traité des arbres fruitiers ; contenant leur figure, leur description, leur culture.

      - Saillant et Desaint, à Paris 1768, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-4 (25x33,5cm), (1f.) (2f. de faux-titre et titre) (1f. tit. fr.) (XXIXp.) (1p.) et (1f. priv.) 337 pp. et (1f.) (2f. de faux-titre et titre) 280pp., deux volumes reliés. - Prima edizione illustrata da un frontespizio incisa da Seve Launay e 180 schede (con molte figure) dimensioni e ben eseguito dopo i disegni di Claude Aubriet, Madeleine-Françoise Basseporte e incisa da Catherine Haussard Charles Milsan, Herisset ... Pieno biondo vitello screziato al momento. Torna con cinque nervi ornati con pinnacoli e cassettoni dorati, così come le parti del titolo e il volume numero di marocchino rosso e giallo. Triple piatti di coaching dorati. Grande pizzo dorato contreplats di coaching. Doppio dorato sui tagli. Tutti fette dorate. Livello discreto e intelligente ripristina bit e acconciature testa e coda. Alcune pagine molto debolmente ed uniformemente rosolato, altrimenti molto buono copia di tutti i margini di freschezza. Questo libro straordinario, e molto famoso, può essere visto da due punti di vista; l'illustrazione, con grande finezza di esecuzione e quello del lavoro teorico fondamentale Duhamel du Monceau, che serviva come un manuale di riferimento, il che segna la differenza tra le varietà di giardinieri e naturalisti classificazioni autore . Nel suo Trattato di foreste, Duhamel avaiet già usato i metodi applicati per alberi da frutto (trapianto reboutage ...) per moltiplicare le specie e salvare le foreste; metodi da lui sperimentato a lungo nella sua tenuta di famiglia con il fratello. Le stampe sono esclusivamente frutta da tavola, e molti modelli di trapianto e dimensione. Quasi 250 specie di frutta sono ben descritti (pere, prugne, mele, ciliegie, uva ...). Il lavoro è stato svolto in collaborazione con il padre Berriays che ha portato un po 'più di un terzo di disegni e una grande parte del testo. Si ricorderà, per tutti gli scopi pratici consideriamo Henri-Louis Duhamel de Monceau come il fondatore della moderna agronomia, come egli fu il primo a descrivere e teorizzare la modalità di sviluppo degli alberi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice par de Sève gravé par de Launay et de 180 planches (avec de nombreuses figures) grandeur nature et admirablement exécutées d'après les dessins de Claude Aubriet, de Madeleine-Françoise Basseporte et gravées par Catherine Haussard, Charles Milsan, Herisset... Reliures en plein veau blond moucheté de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et blond. Triples filets dorés en encadrement des plats. Large dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Doubles filets dorés sur les coupes. Toutes tranches dorées. Discrètes et habiles restaurations au niveau des mors et des coiffes de tête et de queue. Quelques pages très légèrement et uniformément brunies, sinon très bel exemplaire à toutes marges d'une grande fraîcheur. Ce très remarquable et fort célèbre ouvrage se signale de deux points de vue ; celui de l'illustration, d'une grande finesse d'exécution, et celui du travail théorique fondamental de Duhamel du Monceau, qui servit de référence et de manuel, l'auteur marquant la différence entre les variétés des jardiniers et les classifications des naturalistes. Dans son Traité des forêts, Duhamel avait déjà employé les méthodes appliquées aux arbres fruitiers (repiquage, reboutage...) pour multiplier les espèces et sauver les forêts ; méthodes qu'il expérimenta longuement dans son domaine familial en compagnie de son frère. Les gravures représentent exclusivement des fruits de table, ainsi que de nombreux modèles de greffe et de taille. Près de 250 espèces de fruits sont ainsi décrites (poires, prunes, pommes, cerises, raisins...). L'ouvrage fut réalisé avec la collaboration de l'abbé Le Berriays qui apporta un peu plus d'un tiers des dessins ainsi qu'une grande partie du texte. On rappellera, à toutes fins utiles qu'on considère Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau comme le fondateur de l'agronomie moderne, car il fut le premier à décrire et théoriser le mode de développement des arbres. 

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        Nouveau traité de géographie [suivi de] Géographie universelle

      - Chez Pierre Gosse Junior et Daniel Pinet, à La Hage et à Strasbourg 1768 -1779, in-8 (10,5x18cm), (28) 628pp. et (1) 670pp. (72p. tab.) et (1f. tit.) (2p. errata) 616pp. (50p. tab.) et (1f. tit.) 634pp. et (1f. tit.) 638pp. (88p. tab.) et XV ; 622pp. et (1f. tit.) 646pp. et (1f. fx. tit.) (1f. tit.) 764pp. et (1f. fx. tit.) (1f. tit.) 808pp. et (1f. f, 14 volumes reliés. - Volume 1: Danimarca, Norvegia, Islanda, Groenlandia, Svezia. Volume 2: Russia, Prussia, Polonia Volume 3: Ungheria, Turchia in Europa, Portogallo, Spagna I volumi 4 e 5: Francia Volumi 6-11: Impero tedesco Volume 12: Italia Volume 13: Italia e Gran Bretagna Toime 14: Repubblica della Svizzera, quelli delle Province Unite e quelli dei Paesi Bassi - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale française, traduite par Gérard de Rayneval, Pfeffel et J.-F. de Bourgoing. On ne doit pas confondre cette édition avec celle traduite et abrégée par Bérenger en 1782 en 12 volumes, dont 3 volumes par Bérenger lui-même pour l'Afrique, l'Amérique et l'Asie. Tome I : Danemark, Norvège, Islande, Groenland, Suède. Tome II : Russie, Prusse, Pologne. Tome III : Hongrie, Turquie en Europe, Portugal, Espagne. Tomes IV et V : France. Tomes VI à XI : Empire d'Allemagne. Tome XII : Italie. Tome XIII : Italie et Grande Bretagne. Tome XIV : République des Suisses, celles des Provinces unies et celles des Pays-Bas. Reliures en demi veau blond d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin beige, et de tomaison en maroquin noir (quatre très frottées). Sept coiffes de têtes avec manques. Quelques coins légèrement émoussés. Assez bel ensemble en veau blond. Cette excellente collection connut un grand succès et constitue une étape incontournable dans l'histoire de la géographie moderne, Büsching imposant un nouveau concept dans celui de la géographie, celui de l'état-Nation.

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        L'infortunée sicilienne, histoire et aventures galantes et tragiques d'Adelaide de Messine: Nouvelle édition, ornée de figures en taille-douce

      - Chez Cailleau, à Paris 1768, in-12 (10x17cm), (4) 167pp., (4) 116pp. (4), relié. - La data di emissione originale del 1722. La prima edizione illustrata è stata pubblicata nel 1742, per sé contenente cinque fig. unsigned. Tutte le edizioni di questo romanzo sembra insolito. Il frontespizio non contiene il nome dell'autore. Moda storie esotiche aggiunto un primo titolo che non si trova in altre edizioni, che potrebbe essere confusa con questo lavoro di Claude-François Lambert: I siciliani sfortunati, o ricordi e le avventure della contessa Carini (1743 ). Assente Cohen (libri fig. XVIII). Vitello pieno periodo biondo. Smooth indietro decorato. Parte del titolo in marocchino rosso, e il numero del volume in vitello marrone. Nizza copia. Il romanzo inizia con una breve storia della Sicilia che pone il suo destino sotto il segno della tragedia. La Sicilia è dominata dalla Spagna, quando questa storia inizia con tante avventure, e il cui modello è ancora di ottenere Eliodoro e romanzi greci. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] L'édition originale date de 1722, elle était illustrée de 4 figures. Cette nouvelle édition est illustrée de 5 figures non signées, retirées de l'originale. Toutes les éditions de ce roman paraissent peu courantes. La page de titre ne contient pas le nom de l'auteur. La mode des histoires exotiques a ajouté un premier titre qui ne se trouve pas dans les autres éditions, et qui pourrait faire confondre cet ouvrage avec celui de Claude-François Lambert : L'infortunée sicilienne, ou mémoires et aventures de la comtesse Carini (1743). Absent à Cohen (Livres à fig. XVIIIe). Reliure en plein veau blond d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en veau brun. Agréable exemplaire. Le roman commence par une brève histoire de la Sicile qui place son destin sous le signe de la tragédie. La Sicile est dominée par l'Espagne quand débute cette histoire aux multiples péripéties, et dont le modèle est à aller chercher encore vers Héliodore et les romans grecs.

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        Description d'un microscope et de différents micromètres destinés à mesurer des parties circulaires ou droites, avec la plus grande précision. (avec :) Nouvelle méthode pour diviser les instruments de mathématique et d'astronomie.

      Paris, L. F. Delatour, 1768. ____ Première édition. Illustré de 6 planches gravées sur cuivre. Relié à la suite, du même : - Nouvelle méthode pour diviser les instruments de mathématique et d'astronomie. In-folio de (2), 44 pp., 15 pl. Première édition. Illustré de 15 planches gravées sur cuivre. Ces deux volumes ont été publiés dans la série de la "Description des Arts et Métiers", publiée par l'Académie des Sciences, dont les parties se vendaient séparément. ***** First editions. Illustrated by 6 copper plates and 15 other plates for "Nouvelle méthode pour diviser les instruments de mathématique et d'astronomie." by the same. Recent half-calf. In-folio. [464 x 305 mm] Collation : (2), 18 pp., 6 planches. Demi-veau brun, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Plan général du jardin du Palais du Luxembourg

      General map of the Palais du Luxembourg, hand drawn in ink and watercolor on paper folded up and restored, with the handwritten words "He was up and Cotté in 1768". It is annotated action units yards and characteristics feet of the old regime.Restorations ...This plan reflects the original plots of royal gardeners seventeenth century, Jacques Boyceau (1560-1635) and André Le Nôtre (1613 to 1700). Plans were kept until changes Chalgrin companies in the revolutionary era and completed in 1804, to make the building comply with the institution of the Senate. A document similar plot dating from the late seventeenth century is kept in the National Archives (under the symbol O / 11687 / B room 732). However, if one can note a certain continuity of the original plans during the interim contemporary until the end of the eighteenth century, however, noted some differences in the design of flower beds, here quite accurately reported.On the death of Henry IV Marie de Medici contemplated leaving the Louvre Palace that she does not like. In 1612, the Regent Hotel acquired the Duke of Piney-Luxembourg, surrounded by a garden of eight hectares. This originally extended for 300 meters just before the building because of the Carthusian convent obstructing the southern perspective. It will be annexed as a result of the nationalization of the property of the clergy during the Revolution. The gardens will be expanded during the nineteenth century to their current scope. From East to West, they originally had more than one kilometer from the current Saint-Michel Boulevard to the existing boulevard Raspail.During the years 1612 and 1613, Jacques Boyceau, Intendant of the King's Gardens, undertook a set of symmetry in the layout of the parterres around a central fountain. The plantations were completed in 1630 before being taken in 1635 by André Le Nôtre. The Florentine engineer Thomas Francine was commissioned to design the Italian terrace double ambulatory. Having at heart to bring this momentum into Italian taste at the court of France, Marie de Medici entrusted the renovation of the building at Salomon de Brosse who was inspired by the rustic order of the Pitti Palace. Hotel Duke Piney-Luxembourg then became the "Petit Luxembourg".This rare handwritten enhanced color, revealing the conservation area in the seventeenth state throughout the Ancien Regime, shows, countdown, the first fruits of French gardens. Jacques Boyceau was indeed the first to conceptualize the French style of gardening in his treatise by reasons of nature and art published in 1638. Divided into three books, the gardener architect presents theories and ideas for design, implementation and maintenance of large aristocratic gardens. The Luxembourg Gardens in designing Boyceau and Le Nôtre, so does the state of excellence of a French garden art that flourished under the early Bourbons.On the death of the queen in 1642, the palace and gardens lost their royal function and changed owner repeatedly until they return to the hands of the Bourbons in 1778, when the Count of Provence, brother of Louis XVI and future Louis XVIII, inherited the estate.Probably used as a working document to gardeners architects of the eighteenth century for the maintenance of flowerbeds, the plan of this Parisian garden to the history of the most prestigious is one of the last vestiges of its original state, characteristic of the birth of the genre French before his great transformations. s.n. s.l (Paris) (Circa 1768) 53,5 x 81,7cm une feuille repliée

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        EXPERIENCES PHYSIQUES ET CHYMIQUES, SUR PLUSIEURS MATIERES RELATIVES AU COMMERCE & AUX ARTS

      Chez Desaint, Paris 1768 - LEWIS EXPERIENCES PHYSIQUES ET CHYMIQUES, SUR PLUSIEURS MATIERES RELATIVES AU COMMERCE & AUX ARTS 3 TOMES COMPLETS Ouvrage traduit de l'anglois par M. Puisieux 1768-1769, Paris, Edition Chez Desaint Format : In-12 (10,5 x 17 cm), relié, XL-400, VIII-392 et XII-410-(2) pages Reliure plein cuir de l'époque, dos titré dorés, ex libris Pescheur de Crumont Complet des 5 planches hors texte, les tomes 1 & 2 sont de 1768 en reliure identiques et le tome 3 est de 1769 Contenu du livre : Histoire de l'or et alchimie (de la couleur de l'or, pesanteur, ductibilité, préparation feuille d'or, fil d'or, des effets du feu sur l'or, de la fonte, de l'altération, du mélange avec d'autres minéraux, corps acides, purification etc.)-expériences sur la conversion des vaisseaux de verre en porcelaine-manière de faire passer un courant d'air dans les fourneaux par le moyen d'une chute d'eau (tuyau simple, avec des trous, entonnoir, à Leadhils en Ecosse, dans le Dauphiné, à Saint Pierre en Languedoc, au Pays de Foix et expériences de perfectionnement)-histoire des couleurs-de la teinture (le noir avec le noix de Galle, le bois de Campêche et le vitriol, verd de gris, méthode pour teindre les draps en gris, manière de teindre la laine en noir, teinture noire sans noix de Galle, teinture noire par une combinaison de couleurs, de la teinture de la soie noire, teinture noire des chapeaux, teinture du fil & du coton en noir, manière d éteindre le bois, l'ivoire, l'os, la corne, le marbre, l'agathe, du verre et de l'émail noir, etc.)-histoire de la Platine (propriétés générales, descriptions, malléabilité, verre ardent, action des acides (marin, nitreux), l'eau régale, cristallisation, acide du vitriol, alkali volatil, sel alkali végétal et fixe minéral, prussien, platine avec l'argent, le cuivre, or mêlé de platine, etc.) Etat : reliures solides avec lacunes de cuir, papier propre, bon exemplaire peu courant poids : 1,1 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Codex Maximilianeus Bavaricus, civilis. Oder neu verbessert - und ergänzt - Chur-Bayrisches Land-Recht. 4 Teile in 1 Band. Dazu: Anmerckungen über den Codicem Maximilianeum Bavaricum civilem. 5 Bände - UND: Supplementa ad Codicem Bavaricum, civilem, judiciarium, criminalem, et annotationes, cum indice generali. Zusammen 7 Bände.

      München, Vötter, 1759-, 1768. - 8°, circa 18,5 x 12 cm. Zusammen mehr als 5200 Seiten Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, Marmorpapiervorsätzen und Rotschnitt "Stintzing-L. III/1, 223. Abschließender, "wichtigster Theil der Kreittmayr?schen Gesetzgebung" (ADB XVII, 107). Der den Jurist und Staatskanzler Wiguläus Xaverius Aloysius Kreittmayr (1705-1790) liess das römische Recht subsidiär weiter gelten, beseitigte aber das kanonische Recht als selbständige Rechtsquelle. Das Lehenrecht am Schluß "kodifizierte er als erster vollständig und übersichtlich" (NDB XII, 742). Hier mit den umfangreichen Anmerkungen und dem Register. Bis auf den Titel in deutscher Sprache. - Dieses Exemplar in sehr dekorativem Einband stammt aus der herzöglichen Bibliothek der Wittelsbacher in Schloss Tegernsee, an den Rücken das typische Etikett. " "- Wenig gebräunt, kaum fleckig, meist sauber. Deckel teils mit etwas Wurmfrass und Bereibungen, dennoch sehr dekorative Reihe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der aufrichtige Cabinet-Prediger, welcher bey abgelegten Visiten hohen und niedrigen Standes-Personen ihre Laster, Fehler und Anliegen nebst dem heutigen verkehrten Welt-Laufe in Hundert sententiösen und annehmlichen Discours-Predigten bescheidentlich entdecket dieselben wohlmeynend warnet ernstlich vermahnet, und kräftig töstet. Nebst einer Anweisung, wie diese Predigten bey den Sonn- und Festtäglichen Evangelien und Episten können gelesen und nützlich angewendet werden, vermehret, verbessert und mit Registern ausgefertiget. Zwei Teile in einem Band.

      Hof, verlegts Johann Gottlieb Vierling, 1768 - Mit zwei gestochenen Frontispizes und 3 (2 wiederholten) Portraitkupfern. 9 Bl., 426 S., 39 Bl., 9 Bl., 536 S., 41 Bl. Halbpergament der Zeit. - Das berühmte Sammelwerk des Altenburger Predigers Gottlieb Cober (1682-1717), das bis 1783 mindestens 60 Auflagen erfuhr und das auch in späteren Auflagen recht selten geworden ist. - Hayn-Gotendorf I,625 (andere Auflagen): "Kräftige, derbe Predigten: Die liebreitzende Huren-Dame, der zur Höllen taumelnde Trunkenbold etc. Cober ist wegen seines Witzes, seiner Derbheit u. Schärfe ein Epigone Abraham a S. Clara, den er an Freiheit des Ausdrucks übertrifft." ). - Deckel berieben, Vorsätze leimschattig, kleiner Stempel und kleine Bibliotheks-Nummerierung auf dem Titel, leicht gebräunt, die letzten Blätter mit schwachem, schmalen Wasserrand.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres, avec des commentaires, par Luneau de Boisjermain

      Pretty edition, decorated with a portrait of the playwright engraved by Gaucher according Santerre and 12 figures of Plover intaglio engraved by Le Mire, Flipart, Rousseau, Lempereur, Duclos, Vasseur, Prévost, Simonet and Born.Binders of the time in full mottled calf. Back smooth decorated very richements (their decoration is attributed to Plover) golden suns anthropomorphic head, lyres and golden honey bees tail, golden trophies center back, as struck gold box with golden laurels. Triple net gold bezel of the boards. Net and golden streaks on the cuts and caps. All edges gilt. De l'imprimerie de Louis Cellot Paris [Londres pour les tomes VI et VII] 1768 in-8 (12,5x19,5cm) (8) cxliv ; 277pp. et (4) 443pp. et (4) 409pp. et (4) 432pp. et (4) 440pp. et viij (2) 436pp. (1) et (4) 399pp. (1) 17pp. 7 volumes reliés

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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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        A Select Collection of Poems, from the most approved Authors. In Two Volumes.

      Edinburgh: printed by A. Donaldson, and sold at his shops in London and Edinburgh. 1768 vii, [3], 264pp; viii, 264pp, half titles. 12mo signed in sixes. Early handwritten note to vol. II p.123 identifying an author. Some offset browning to endpapers, otherwise a v.g. clean copy. Full contemporary calf, raised & gilt banded spines, red morocco labels; v. sl. wear to one spine head. v.g.ESTC T117085, noting the final page of Vol. I misnumbered 64, but in this copy it is printed correctly. In Edinburgh in 1758 Donaldson first published his Select Collection of Modern Poems which he re-issued in 1759 and 1763, however this 1768 title is not related, and is in fact the first Scots piracy of Robert Dodsley's Collection which had last been published in London in 1766. Although 95% of the pages are taken from Dodsley the prefatory advertisement skilfully conceals this fact, and announces that the poems 'have been carefully selected by gentlemen well known in the poetical world ... [and] are undoubtedly the best collection .., in the English language, yet offered to the public'. This was most likely to conceal its origins from James Dodsley, who had taken over sole control of the family business, and also to make it more saleable to a London market. Eight new poems were added, including The Vanity of Human Wishes, by Samuel Johnson, and it was also advertised for sale at his London shop, which he had opened in 1763 to compete with the London booksellers. His Edinburgh shop was already well established, selling cheap reprints to undercut London printings, and was frequented by Boswell. Samuel Johnson disliked Donaldson, thinking him 'a fellow who takes advantage of the law to injure his brethren ...'. While he made a fortune in his reprint business, he had to bear the expense of legal actions over copyright infringement, and in three cases against him, Boswell acted as his advocate. (Ref: Books & Their Readers in the 18th Century, edited by Isabel Rivers, 2001.)

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 2. Februar (Jahr unleserlich).

      1768. 1 ¼ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Joseph Schreyvogel (1768-1832), der von 1802-04 und 1814-1832 Hoftheatersekretär und Dramaturg am k. k. Hoftheater war, bezüglich eines seiner Werke und anderer Stücke die am Hoftheater gespielt werden sollten.

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        An account of Corsica, the journal of a tour to that island; and memoirs of Pascal Paoli. By James Boswell, Esq; Illustrated with a new and accurate map of Corsica [Hand-Colored]

      Glasgow printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly in the Poultry, London 1768 First Edition of Boswell's first important work, which launched his career and catapulted him to fame. Demy 8vo: xxi,[3],382pp, with final blank and large folding map of Corsica by Thomas Phinn in contemporary hand-color (second state, as per Rothschild, with imprint but without scale of miles, nor division of the margins into degrees, and placed before A1). Armorial bookplate of Westport House, County Mayo, Ireland, the Browne family crest. One of 3500 copies printed, among which are many variants (some described in Tinker), which may be found in any combination. In our copy, complete with "the very rare half-title" (Rothschild), the table of contents (b2) follows the preface (a3-b1); D2 recto is in Rothschild's first state, with the words "John Home" incorrectly placed following the first quotation on p. 51; E2 and Z3 are cancellanses, with "Mariani" spelled correctly (line 24, p. 357). Pottle additional misprints are also present: "141" for "241" in table of contents; broken "E" in "Etruscans" on p. 70, line 17; "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; 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"). Full contemporary mottled calf, green morocco lettering piece, all edges stained green, plain period end papers. A superb copy with the magnificent map of Corsica in rare hand-color; foxing to end papers and several quires, a few occasional minor stains, but withal fine. Tinker Library 318. Cox I p. 138. Gaskell (Foulis) 473. NCBEL II 1211. Pottle 24. Rothschild 442. Lowndes 242 ("first and uncastrated edition"). Fine ¶ Boswell was a staunch supporter of the Corsican Republic: he took such "childish pleasure in being the chief sponsor of this wild island struggling to become a nation," that, for Garrick's anniversary celebration in honor of Shakespeare, in 1769, he dressed as a Corsican chief. (Cox). "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. . . . With its reports of the gallant islanders and a Plutarchan depiction of Paoli paralleled with several classical heroes, [An Account of Corsica] was an immediate success. The work was widely read and translated [the first edition of 3500 copies was sold out within six weeks, and a second edition (also of 3500 copies) was ready a month or so later], stimulated great interest in Paoli and the Corsican cause, brought its author wide fame in Britain and Europe, and found an interested readership among the Americans. It attracted the notice of the French government (which had a translation made), and though Boswell's ambition for British intervention was not to be fulfilled, he probably influenced Britain's decision to send secret supplies of arms to the Corsicans." (ODNB) An ironic consequence of Paoli's ultimate defeat was that one of the first babies born under the new French jurisdiction was Napoleon Bonaparte, son of Paoli's adjutant. "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) 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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        Nouveau traité de géographie [suivi de] Géographie universelle

      Volume 1: Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Sweden.Volume 2: Russia, Prussia, PolandVolume 3: Hungary, Turkey in Europe, Portugal, SpainVolumes 4 and 5: FranceVolumes 6-11: German EmpireVolume 12: ItalyVolume 13: Italy and Great BritainToime 14: Republic of the Swiss, those of the United Provinces and those of the Netherlands Chez Pierre Gosse Junior et Daniel Pinet à La Hage et à Strasbourg 1768 -1779 in-8 (10,5x18cm) (28) 628pp. et (1) 670pp. (72p. tab.) et (1f. tit.) (2p. errata) 616pp. (50p. tab.) et (1f. tit.) 634pp. et (1f. tit.) 638pp. (88p. tab.) et XV ; 622pp. et (1f. tit.) 646pp. et (1f. fx. tit.) (1f. tit.) 764pp. et (1f. fx. tit.) (1f. tit.) 808pp. et (1f. f 14 volumes reliés

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        L'arretin

      aux dépens de la Congrégation de l'Index. The first edition was published in 1763 at the same address under the title: The arretin, or debauchery of the mind makes sense. Full morocco lemon time. Smooth back decorated. Part of title in green morocco. Triple fillet border on covers. Gilt edges. Nice copy. Upper joint slightly rubbed. The arretin consists of 25 essays and stories as diverse as The Negro subjects, agriculture, chastity or celibacy, History Master Pierre, ect. These are all strong criticism, sometimes direct, sometimes satirical or allegorical, the teaching of the Bible, the church and its history. Father Du Laurens (1719-1793) is an anti-religious polemicist and writer whose works are all licentious libertines, but most profoundly anti-religious. The author does not hesitate to descend into the lower trivialities to support his criticism, but his comic inventions, often amazing, have earned him praise. Prosecuted for his books, he fled to Holland paper, and was imprisoned in Mainz in 1767, ending his days in 74 years in a convent. 'This book is a lively and sprightly enough criticism of the main stories of the Bible ... The wife of Suze is a critique of The New Heloise. The wise Pangloss is Solomon, the wisest of men, it is a original chapter, even by his singular biblical quotations. The story is that of Suzanne Suzon and two old history Dildo ... The origin of these instruments chamois or velvet become so common in religious houses. Finally, the convents of the Jesuits are an allegory of the story of Sodom. In a word, the entire volume is rather facetious criticism of the Bible and clerical institutions simply a book guy. Gay / Lemonnyer I, 263-264. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! aux dépens de la Congrégation de l'Index à Rome [Paris] 1768 in 12 (10x15,5cm) de (4) xxiv, 26-168pp. , 156pp, deux parties en un volume relié

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        Expériences physiques et chymiques relatives aux commerces & aux arts

      Original French edition translated by M. de Puisieux; illustrated five planks (furnace) containing several figures. Full glossy mottled brown calf. Smooth back decorated. Part of title and volume number in brown morocco. Heads threadbare. Caps Tail Volume II threadbare. The book is distinguished by a remarkable history of alchemical gold, with different experiences to give the color of gold; a history of colors and how to obtain them; Finally, a history of platinum and its mixtures with gold, silver, etc ... The whole falls within the scope of craftsmanship in the production of objects for trade, such as glasses gold color, dyeing black silk ... The author also serves two purposes, not only the technical means to achieve different objects of art but also of recognizing false and workmanship . --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Desaint à Paris 1768 in-12 (9,5x17cm) xl, 400pp. et viij, 392pp. et xij, 410pp. 3 volumes reliés

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        Abregé de la collection des voyages, ou histoire des découvertes faites par les européens dans les différentes parties du monde

      French Edition translated from EnglishBinders full mottled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title and volume number of red morocco. head cap of Volume X missing part. Nice copy. S.n. à Paris 1768 in-12 (9,5x17cm) (4) iv, 448pp. et (4) 461pp. et (4) 459pp. et (4) 454pp. (1) et (4) 447pp. et (4) 439pp. et (4) 428pp. et (4) 431pp. (1) et (4) 447pp. et (4) 448pp. et (4) 440pp. et (4) 438pp. (1) 12 volumes reliés

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        Oeuvres de Jean Racine, avec des commentaires, par M. Luneau de Boisjermain

      De l'imprimerie de Louis Cellot. First printing of this famous edition of Racine, illustrated with a portrait of Racine by Santerre and 12 figures Plover engraved by Duclos, Flipart Lemire, Lempereur Levasseur. The figures are not are captioned, and the announcement Cohen. "Besides Figures are almost always without a caption containing many copies of prints made with caches" The illustration does contain a portrait of Racine that Cohen does not mention. etchings are printed on heavy paper. Additional engraving was added to the Iphigenia piece Dugourc representing Calchas. Sheepskin brown marbled Full time. spine tooled raised. Piece title in red morocco and volume number in orange morocco Triple fillet border on covers Lack head of Volume I;.. Head of Volume VII threadbare Fens tail of Volumes I, II, III, and VI with light gaps slot leading to the upper jaw.. of Volume VI, and tail of Volume V. Despite the shortcomings mentioned, good general appearance Superb sought to finesse edition prints of Plover. Subscriber List at the end of the last volume. According QuÚrard, the comment attributed to the Luneau Boisjermain really Blin of Sainmore who had sold him the right property. Volumes VI and VII, which are well marked "London," is devoted to prose and do not have a figure. Volume VII also contains the correspondence of Racine. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'imprimerie de Louis Cellot à Paris 1768 in-8 (12,5x19,5cm) 7 volumes reliés

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        Orlando innamorato

      Apresso Molini. New edition, decorated with a portrait frontispiece unsigned.Right raspberry shagreen Binding ca 1850. Back to nerves decorated with boxes, nets nerves. Triple mentoring net on the boards. Indoor Friesland. gilt edges. Very nice copy, perfectly established.The first two parts of this famous epic chivalrous were written by Matteo Boiardo, and then continued by Nicolo degli Agostini Lodovico Domenichi, the set was redesigned in 1541 by francesco Berni who translated the work in Tuscany. Apresso Molini Parigi(Paris) 1768 In-12 (9,5x16cm) (2) iv, 395pp. et (2) 409pp. et (2) 410pp. et (2) 396pp. 4 tomes en 4 volumes reliés

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        Traité des arbres fruitiers ; contenant leur figure, leur description, leur culture.

      The first edition, frontispiece by de Sève engraved by de Launay and 180 plates (with numerous life-size figures) admirably rendered after drawings by Claude Aubriet, Madeleine-Françoise Basseporte engraved by Catherine Haussard, Charles Milsan, Herisset, and so on. Two bound volumes.Contemporary light brown speckled calf. Spine in six compartments with frames and gilt fleurons, title and volume labels in light brown and red morocco. Covers with gilt triple fillet frame. Large gilt dentelle frame inside covers. Double gilt fillets to edges of covers, all edges gilt. Discreet and skillful repairs to head and foot of joints and head- and tail-pieces. A few pages lightly and uniformly browned, but otherwise a very good and fresh copy with good margins.This remarkable and very notable work stands out in two respects : firstly, that of the illustrations, which are very finely executed and secondly, the fundamental theoretical work of Duhamel du Monceau. It served as reference work and manual, the author demarcating the differences between gardeners' varieties and naturalists' classifications. In his Treatise on Forests, Duhamel had already used the methods applied to fruit trees (replanting, pruning, and so on) to increase the number of species and preserve forests; methods he had spent a great deal of time experimenting with on his family estates, along with his brother. The engravings show only table fruits, along with a number of grafts and cuts. Almost 250 kinds of fruit are thus described (pears, prunes, apples, cherries, grapes, and so on). The work was done with the help of the Abbé Le Berriays, who provided a little over a third of the illustrations and a significant portion of the text. It's worth remembering that to all intents and purposes Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau is considered the founder of modern agronomy, being the first to describe and theorize the way that trees develop.  Saillant et Desaint à Paris 1768 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-4 (25x33,5cm) (1f.) (2f. de faux-titre et titre) (1f. tit. fr.) (XXIXp.) (1p.) et (1f. priv.) 337 pp. et (1f.) (2f. de faux-titre et titre) 280pp. deux volumes reliés

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England.

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1768-9. 4 volumes. Quarto. Volumes I and II are Third Editions; volumes III and IV are First Editions. Original polished calf with title labels to spine, raised bands, bordered in blind to covers. Attractive (early) ownership signature of Thomas Bund to each flyleaf. Internally clean but for minor worming to prelims of first volume. Bindings gently aged, with a few minor repairs. A pleasingly well-preserved set. Sir William Blackstone; English jurist and professor who produced the historical and analytic treatise on the common law entitled 'Commentaries on the Laws of England', first published in four volumes over 1765-1769. It had an extraordinary success, and still remains an important source on classical views of the common law and its principles.

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        Every man his own brewer;

      12mo., (2)viix - xxviii29 - 256(4)pp., including the half-title and with the two final leaves of advertisements, contemporary plain sheep, spine gilt with raised bands and red label, joints and corners worn, upper cover coming loose else a good crisp copy.Publisher: London: printed for the author: and sold by J. Almon ..... and Mess. Robinson and Roberts. MDCCLXVIIIYear: [1768]Edition: First edition: very scarce. Cagle 599. Maclean p.26.

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        Histoire Naturelle et Politique de la Pennsylvanie

      

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        Le vite de' più celebri architetti d'ogni nazione e d'ogni tempo precedute da un saggio sopra l'architettura

      Roma; Stamparia di Paolo Giunchi Komarek, 1768. in 8° (27 x 20 cm. ca.); pp. (2), VIII, 492 + 6 tavv. f.t. in rame più volte ripiegate (ill. in bn.); leg. in piena pergamena, titolo impresso al dorso; 1^ ed. apparsa anonima per non incorrere nella censura pontificia. Frontespizio con grande scena allegorica e varie architetture sullo sfondo; capilettera figurati e testatine in rame, vignette xilogr. Dedica del curatore Monaldini ad Emilio Altieri, Principe di Oriolo. Famosa opera che raccoglie quasi 200 biografie di architetti raccolte in ordine cronologico da prima di Pericle (450 a.C.) al '700. L'autore sostiene le idee nascenti del neoclassicismo dell'epoca napoleonica e critica, in modo alquanto spregiudicato, gli esponenti dell'architettura barocca e anteriore giungendo sino a Michelangelo, Bernini e Borromini. Le "Vite" sono precedute da un breve saggio sull'architettura e seguite da un'appendice sul "meccanismo delle volte" (cfr. Schlosser Magnino, pp. 485, 509. Cicognara 2324) (riparzioni al dorso; ottimo esemplare)

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        Historia de la conquista de mexico, poblacion, y progressos de la America septentrional, conocido por el nombre de Nueva Espana

      En la impreta de Don Antonio Mayoral. New edition, published after the original printing in 1684 on two colonnes.Plein Velin flexible time. Smooth spine with title pen. Traces of laces. Binding parts of the book, and wearing a wide gap by queue.Célèbre book whose story had a great impact in Europe, particularly in France by its translation in 1692 Rivadeneyra was appointed historian of India. The book tells the shipment of Cortes and the conquest of Mexico, or more precisely of the Aztec empire, otherwise known as New Spain. The main sources that the author used were letters of Cortez and the works of Lopez de Gomara. The book also tells the many relationships What would Montezuma Cortez and provide interesting insights into the manners and customs of the Indians. Many economic information on the population and the growth of the colony. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! En la impreta de Don Antonio Mayoral En Madrid 1768 Pet. in-4 (15x21cm) (24) 549pp. relié

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        Pharmacopoeia extemporanea, sive praescriptorum chilias, in quâ remediorum elegantium & efficacium paradigmata, ad omnes ferè medendi intentiones accommodata, candidè proponuntur; cum viribus, operandi ratione, dosibus, et indicibus annexis.

      Paris, Cavelier, 1768. ____ Très bel exemplaire en maroquin rouge de l'époque de cette pharmacopée. Edition revue par Théodore-Hyacinthe Baron. Thomas Fuller, (1654-1734), médecin d'Oxford, exerça son art à Sevenoak, dans le comté de Kent. "Cet utile ouvrage a eu un grand nombre d'éditions." (Hoefer). *****. In-12. [165 x 95 mm] Collation : XLIX, (3), 600 p Maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, encadrements sur les plats avec fleurons d'angle, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Des Jacintes, de leur anatomie, reproduction et culture.

      

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        Poems by Mr. Gray.

      London: J. Dodsley, 1768. Octavo, with the rare half-title; contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf, in contemporary calf, preserved in a folding cloth case. First edition, second issue with the contents at page 121. This is the first London edition and includes the famous 'Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard': 'a new beauty, and a music of its own' (CHEL).The Elegy was completed in 1750 and sent in manuscript to Walpole, who circulated it freely, causing a distressed Gray to send it to Dodsley for publishing to protect himself. Despite Dodsley's best efforts to deprive the poem of syntactical sense (replace 'awake' with 'asleep' Gray poignantly advised his printer), he produced several editions including this important collection.This is the copy of the English politician and man of letters Augustine Birrell, who famously once said "Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one" Spine worn, joints worn but firm, a charming copy.

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        An essay upon prints; containing remarks upon the principles of picturesque beauty, 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

      First Edition London printed for J. Robson, Bookseller to the Princess Dowager of Wales, at the Feathers, in New Bond Street, MDCCLXVIII [1768] Small 8vo: [2],iv,4,[2],249,[13]pp (pp.44-45 and 81-96 misnumbered 45-46 and 77-92 respectively; this copy, as most, bound without the 17 plates). Rebound to style by Fitterer in marbled paper-covered boards, printed paper labels on spine and upper cover?a splendid presentation. Copper-engraved bookplate of Rev. W[illiam]. T[homas]. Bree (1786&1863), vicar of All Saints' church in Allesley, reaffixed to front paste down. An excellent copy in a new binding, the text block generally clean and bright with just occasional minor smudges and handling marks. Barbier, pp. 24-27. Near Fine Published anonymously (Gilpin's authorship was only revealed with the third edition, in 1781) as the first standard guide on print collecting in England, reaching a fifth edition in 1802. On the continent its influence spread through German, French and Dutch translations. Gilpin's "aim, as the title-page indicates, was to outline 'the Principles of picturesque Beauty, the Different Kinds of Prints, and the Characters of the most noted Masters'. . . . The Essay defines 'picturesque' as 'a term expressive of that peculiar kind of beauty, which is agreeable in a picture' (Essay on Prints, 2), but does not develop the definition." (ODNB) Among prints singled out for detailed consideration are Salvator Rosa's "Death of Polycrates," Waterloo's "Tobias," and Hogarth's "Rake's Progress." Finally, the collector is "cautioned against indulging a desire of becoming possessed of all the works of any master. . . . against a superstitious veneration for names. . . . [against] making the public taste our standard. . . [against] rat[ing prints'] value by their scarceness. . . [against] buying copies for originals," and against] acquiring poor impressions. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Viage al estrecho de Magallanes... en los años de 1579 y 1580...

      Madrid: Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1768. Small quarto, with three folding plates; a fine large copy, with ample margins, probably one of the large copies, printed on thicker paper, as noted by Sabin; two unobtrusive old stamps on verso of title; contemporary vellum, with original ties and the title lettered in ink on spine. First edition, a lovely tall copy bound in contemporary limp vellum, from the library of the Infantes in exile (see below). This is the first printing - from the manuscript in the Royal Library, Madrid - of this highly important sixteenth-century description of the Straits of Magellan and the first attempt to found a Spanish settlement on is shores.Sarmiento had sailed with Mendaña on the expedition which charted the Solomons in 1568. In 1579 the Viceroy of Peru ordered Sarmiento to the Straits of Magellan to intercept Francis Drake, but he arrived too late and Drake had already continued his circumnavigation. Following his instructions to the letter, Sarmiento then explored and mapped the Strait, before sailing for Spain to convince the government to form settlements there. A sixteen-ship fleet, with Sarmiento as governor of the colonists, sailed from Cadiz in 1581 - but the settlement failed, and Sarmiento fell into English hands and was a prisoner for five years.Nonetheless, Sarmiento's charting of the region was, as J.H. Parry signals (The Discovery of South America, London, 1979, pp. 285-9) 'the most serious and thorough exploration of Magellan's Strait in the sixteenth century - indeed the most thorough exploration ever made before the voyage of the Beagle in the nineteenth century.' In fact the officers of the Beagle were lost in admiration for Sarmiento's explorations, but also for his vainglorious attempts at settlement. Philip Parker King concluded: 'This was the first, and perhaps will be the last, attempt made to occupy a country, offering no encouragement for a human being; a region, where the soil is swampy, cold, and unfit for cultivation, and whose climate is thoroughly cheerless... '.The ghastly fate of the settlement is recounted in the appendix also printed here, which is the harrowing account of Tomé Hernandez, the only survivor of the settlement established by Sarmiento at Rey Don Felipe (or Port Famine as it was aptly named by his rescuer, Thomas Cavendish). An English translation of this work is found in Clements Markham, Narratives of the Voyages of Pedro Sarmiento de Gambóa, Hakluyt Society, 1895 (pp. 1-205, 352-75).This copy was once owned by Antonio Pascual de Borbón (1755-1817), with his stamp, showing the letters 'S.D.S.Y.D.A.' enclosed within a crowned wreath, alongside the stamp used by the three Infantes, Fernando (later Ferdinand VII of Spain), Antonio (as above) and Francisco, while in exile during the Napoleonic occupation of Spain.

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        Tratado del Origen y Arte de Escribir Bien...

      en la imprenta de Carlos Sapera.. first edition (edition of 1766 is a fictional statement for 1770) illustrated 25 boards calligraphy, the last three are the different alphabets, Samaritan, Arabic ... well above the three boards are boards engraved (dècor capital letters). Note p. 40 great vignette representing an alphabet in a circle whose center is a star. The following title sheet is also engraved plate is the dedication to the king, with his medallion portrait, a succession of loops form the character and decor. We were unable to determine if this first edition contained the portrait of the author found in the editions of 1770, which also have significant differences from the first edition. A single copy of the BN France 1768, none in French catalogs. The British Library has a copy of the edition of 1766 (1770) and another one from 1768. Scroll of flexible full time. Smooth spine with title along with pen, faded and difficult to read. Some spots on the boards. A pale yellow wetness on the title page, with brown margins slip. The book is not only an account of the art of writing, but also a linguistic Treaty and phonetics of the Spanish language, with provincial differences ... Etiquette Libros Antiguos Puvill. Barcelona. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! en la imprenta de Carlos Sapera. Barcelona 1768 in Folio (21x31cm) (10) 116pp. 25 pl. relié

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        Nouvelles

      Chez Arkstée & Merkus. Mention new edition, plus three new and life of the author (already published in 1744, and before that date, the edition included only 10 stories). The half-title of the second volume bears the title various works, these two volumes, although sold separately, could be placed after Dom Quixote in 6 volumes. The original title of Exemplary Novels was used at the same time in other editions. Translation by Father Martin de Chassonville.Elle is illustrated with a portrait of the "author engraved by Gentot d" after Kent and 13 boards, 12 of which were engraved by Aveline d "after Folkéma, and by Daudel. Engravings are pretty and pleasant, with typical domestic (pharmacy, hospital ...). Calf Full marbled contemporary. spine smooth decorated with four finials, roulette tail. piece morocco title and volume number garnet red morocco. Triple fillet border on covers with angular finials Slices Friction. Roulette interior. browned. A dull corner. different but beautiful antique binding. exemplaire.Les Good News copies appeared originally in 1613 the title was added proudly copies by Cervantes to assert that he was the first to create Spain news of this type, inspired by the Italian model Bookplates engraved XVIII to arms. From the library of Mr. Aubin. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Arkstée & Merkus à Amsterdam & à Leipzig 1768 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm) XLIV 358pp. et (2) 396pp. relié

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        The Narrative of the Honourable John Byron ... containing An Account of the Great Distresses suffered by himself and his companions on the Coast of Patagonia, from the year 1740, till their arrival in England, 1746. With a description of St. Jago de Chile... also a relation of the loss of the Wager Man of War, one of Admiral Anson's Squadron.

      London: S. Baker, 1768. Octavo, with a frontispiece; contemporary dark calf, various owners' signatures including a presentation to 'Arthur Cadogan from Genl. Fox'. First edition. 'Admiral Byron's narrative of the loss of the Wager is one of the most thrilling accounts in the language, and supplied his illustrious descendant with many particulars for the shipwreck in Don Juan' (Sabin). Byron, later a noted Pacific explorer in his own right, and eventually governor of Newfoundland, was known as "foul weather Jack"; he was a midshipman aboard the Wager and his narrative provides a notable supplement to the main account of Anson's voyage.Byron gives 'an account of pillaging, treachery, and murder by the crew, most of whom claimed that since their pay ceased the moment the ship was lost they were no longer subject to military discipline and it was every man for himself. It told of Byron's own living off the sea, without shelter or clothing, on the 'most unprofitable spot on the globe of the earth'; of his going without a full meal for thirteen months; of his living three years in the lands of the Spaniards... and of his eventual return to England... almost five years after the shipwreck' (R.E. Gallagher, Byron's Journal, Hakluyt Society, 1964).It was for this Byron (and not for the poet as was long assumed) that Cook named Byron Bay on the north coast of New South Wales. Old rebacking, calf rubbed, joints splitting, headband worn.

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