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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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      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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        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 sprinkled calf, 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 and eventually governor of Newfoundland, was known as "foul weather Jack"; he was a midshipman aboard the Wager and his narrative, published a good twenty years after the thrilling and dangerous events he describes, provides a notable supplement to the main account of Anson's voyage. Its popularity (a second edition was called for in the same year and there would be numerous other editions and translations) says a lot about the continuing public interest in the Anson voyage. Front joint cracking but firm, spine just worn at top. A very good copy.

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        Viaggio Intorno al Mondo fatto dalla Nave Inglese Il Delfino Comandata dal Capo-Squadra Byron...

      Firenze: Giuseppe Allegrini, 1768. Square octavo, engraved frontispiece, 4, 152 pp., untrimmed, in plain modern boards. Uncommon contemporary Italian edition of the famous account of Byron's circumnavigation by Charles Clerke. As would be expected, the edition includes an excellent new version of the famous frontispiece of an English sailor offering a towering Patagonian couple a biscuit. First published in London in 1767, and quickly followed by a French translation, this Italian edition is very scarce. It would appear to be based on the first London edition (because it does not include a short appendix that was included in the second London edition, also of 1767). This famous unauthorised account of "Foul-Weather Jack" Byron's command of the Dolphin on the 1764-66 circumnavigation of the globe was published anonymously but is usually attributed to midshipman Charles Clerke who later sailed on all three of Cook's voyages. Byron's voyage to the Pacific was the first major English voyage in the region since Anson, and would become the first part of Hawkesworth's famous compendium of South Sea voyages. This account became the basis for a dozen or more European editions and translations over the next twenty years. Clerke later served with Captain Cook on all three of his voyages, succeeding him as commander of the third voyage but shortly after dying of tuberculosis at Petropavlovsk in August 1779.Byron's expedition was an important precursor to the voyages of Wallis, Carteret and Cook, but its immediate contemporary impact was the sensation created by rumours of Patagonian giants encountered by the expedition. These tall stories gained currency from a report sent in jest by Clerke to the Royal Society (and printed in the Philosophical Transactions for 1767), and from a similar account published in this book. Extraordinarily, the stories seem to have been encouraged by the British government to divert attention from Byron's taking possession of the Falklands (Malvinas), politically the most sensitive and controversial aspect of his voyage. The amusing affair of the Patagonian giants embroiled many great figures of the Enlightenment including Voltaire (see discussion by Helen Wallis in Byron's Journal, ed. Gallagher, appendix III, and by P.G. Adams, Travelers and Travel Liars, ch. II). A few ink marks on the title-page but remarkably fresh throughout.

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        Orbas (sic) de . . . Arcade Ultramarino, chamado Glauceste Saturnio, offerecidas ao Illmo. e Exmo. Snr. D. Jose Luiz de Menezes Abranches Castello Branco

      Coimbra, 1768. Luiz Secco Ferreira. Contemporary calf (hinges slightly worn, label on spine defective).. Ownership signature on half title p., hole on title page skilfully repaired, some occasional browning.. Rodrigues (647) considered the work to be very rare . . . regarding the first edition of his works . . was probably very small because, being held in esteem and sought after for its high value, it is incomprehensible that a copy should be so extraordinarily rare. The poet and lawyer, Cláudio Manual da Costa, played an important role in the famous Minas Gerais conspiracy of 1788-89 against Portuguese rule. Copy from the library of the Marquês de Marialva. Borba de Morais (1983) I, 220 & Periodo Colonial, p. 95.

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        Letter to Count Pierre François Réal].Pointe Breeze, New Jersey, 27 September, 1830. 4to (25 x 20 cm). Manuscript letter in French, in brown ink on wove paper (3 sides of folded leaf), signed and dated.

      - Cf. NBG XXXVII, cols. 447-448, & 41, cols. 790-793. Autograph letter by Joseph Napoléon Bonaparte (1768-1844), the elder brother of Napoleon I of France, who made him King of Naples and Sicily (1806-1808), and later King of Spain and the Indies as Joseph I of Spain (1808-1813). After the fall of Napoleon I, Joseph styled himself "Comte de Survilliers" and fled to America in 1816. In the present letter Bonaparte thanks the politician Pierre François Réal (1757-1834) for his messages on the recent July Revolution (27-29 July 1830, called "Les Trois Glorieuses"), the overthrow of the French Bourbon monarch Charles X at Paris. Bonaparte shows himself disappointed in the role of the Marquis de La Fayette (1757-1834), the famous French general and political leader who had played such a great role in the American Revolution.Some soiling and waterstains, a large tear in the folding of the leaf, some folds and some tears in the margins. Still in good condition.

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        A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. By Mr. Yorick.

      T. Becket and P. A. de Hondt 1768 - FIRST EDITION, 2 vols., half-titles, list of subscribers, 1 engraving in the text, pp. xx, 203; [iv], 208, 8vo, contemporary mottled calf, single gilt fillet on sides, spines gilt in compartments, contrasting lettering pieces, spines rubbed and chipped, slight wear to corners, good. 'The virtuoso who wrote Tristram Shandy achieved his most perfect performance in A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy'. (John Butt, Oxford Hist. of Eng. Lit., Mid-Eighteenth Century, p. 446). Sterne called it his 'work of redemption' and that has been taken to mean, most often, that he heeded his critics' advice to mine his sentimental vein and thus atone for the bawdiness of Tristram Shandy. But it is equally possible that Sterne's redemptive intention . represents an attempt at self-justification for his life and his writings, a final effort to find the proper equation between human and divine love (more broadly between human appetites and spiritual injunctions) - a problem that had dogged Sterne throughout his life' (ODNB). The first edition of A Sentimental Journey sold out within a month, to considerable praise, even from those who had criticized Tristram Shandy. (See Pine-Coffin R788(n))

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        Document Signed, By William Ellery, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

      Providence RI, 1768. Document, accomplished in another hand, signed "William Ellery" - one page, 7 1/2" x 6 1/2" on laid paper, docketed by Henry Ward, Secretary; dated October 29,1768, being an order "to provide three suitable and decent great chairs and a dozen other chairs at the Expense of the Colony for the use of the Court House......." William Ellery (1727-1820). Born in Newport, where he lived and died, he was a graduate of Harvard and a lawyer. At the signing of the DOI, he sat watching the faces of the delegates as each signed the historic document and reported afterward that each of them showed "undaunted resolution." He served in Congress until 1786 and on January 1, 1790, President Washington appointed him collector of customs for the Newport district, a post which he held until his death thirty years later. Mr. Ellery was the grandfather of author and essayist, Richard Henry Dana.

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      Paris, 1768. Two volumes bound in one. xx,244; [4],264pp. plus four plates including frontispieces. Half titles. Contemporary mottled calf, leather label, raised bands, spine gilt extra, marbled endpapers. Lengthy later ink note on front fly leaf about the book. Very minor expert repair to rear hinge, light wear to extremities. Otherwise a superb copy, clean throughout. Very good. Bossu went to Louisiana in 1750 as a captain of the Marines. This narrative is comprised of a series of twenty-one letters to the Marquis de L'Estrade, describing his life and travels in the vast Louisiana country from 1751 to 1762. His ventures ranged from Fort Chartres, in present-day Illinois, to Mobile, and along the Mississippi River. His visit to New Orleans took place only thirty years after its founding, and he was able to gather considerable information from the recollections of locals. "Bossu wrote well and his letters not only give an interesting picture of life in the Mississippi Valley and the Mobile Country to the east at the beginning of the second half of the eighteenth century, but incorporated also are many sketches of events in preceding years" - Streeter. "For comments, too critical of the ministry, Bossu was imprisoned and his book banned for awhile in France; this probably accounts for the scarcity of the first edition, of which Sabin found no record" - Howes. An important West Florida book. Servies for some unknown reason cites the first English edition and puts this first edition in a footnote. HOWES B626, "b." CLARK II:5. STREETER SALE 1518. MEISEL III:349. SABIN 6465 (ref). SERVIES 491 (ref).

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        Architectura Hydraulica. Oder:: Die Kunst, das Gewässer des Meeres und der Flüße zum Vortheil der Vertheidigung der Festungen, des Handels und des Ackerbaues anzuwenden. Aus dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersetzt.

      Augsburg, Kletts Witwe, 1768-1770. - 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 Seehäfen, Dämmen, Befestigungsanlagen, Anlegen von Kanälen usw. - Tafeln teils im Bug etwas gebräunt, sonst sehr schönes breitrandiges Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chirurgie d'armée, ou traité des plaies d'armes à feu, et d'armes blanches, avec des observations sur ces maladies

      Paris, P. Fr. Didot, 1768. 1768, 1768, in-8, VIII-685-[1] pages, 7 pl, basane tabac de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, tranches rouges, Première édition. Rare. 7 planches gravées sur cuivre représentant des instruments et des gestes chirurgicaux. Plaies d'armes à feu, plaies d'armes blanches, plaies d'armes tranchantes ; in fine se trouve des observations sur les hôpitaux ambulants des armées. Hugues Ravaton avait la réputation d'être le plus habile chirurgien militaire et le plus expérimenté de son époque. Son ouvrage, qui est le reflet de cette réputation, se place parmi les plus importants travaux sur la question au XVIIIe siècle. Légère décharge des cuivres. Quelques petites déchirures, sans perte et réparées, à quelques feuillets. Waller, 7765 ; Blake, 372

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        Mémoires concernant les Impositions et Droits en Europe.

      Paris: l'Imprimerie Royale & J. Ch. Desaint (volume 5), 1768—89 - 5 volumes, octavo (261 × 194 mm). Volumes I-IV bound in contemporary French marbled calf, three-line gilt border on sides, decorative gilt spines, dark olive morocco triple labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers; volume V bound in contemporary (1789) quarter sheep, spine decoration and labels to match volumes I-IV, marbled paper boards, yellow edges, marbled endpapers, A few chips and splits to bindings but all volumes sound, scattered foxing. First edition of this important detailed survey of European taxation, complete with the supplementary volume published in 1789. "Beaumont, former intendant of finances and royal secretary to the Company of the Indies, wrote his Memoires on behalf of the crown, which was having trouble with its own parlements passing financial reform in the wake of the Seven Years' War and the ensuing financial disaster" (Paul Cheney, Revolutionary Commerce: Globalization and the French Monarchy, Harvard 2010, p. 265). The Memoires was a major reference work for Adam Smith when developing his theory of taxation and is cited many times in The Wealth of Nations. A particularly attractive set in period French calf. Goldsmiths' 10467; Higgs 4437; not in Kress. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Physiocratie, ou constitution naturelle de gouvernement le plus avantageux au genre humain. Recueil publié par Du Pont, des Sociétés Royales d'Agriculture de Soissons & d'Orleans, & Correspondant de la Société d'Émulation de Londres. [Discussions et Développemens sur quelques-unes des notions de l'économie politique. Pour servir de Seconde Partie au Recueil intitulé Physiocratie.]

      Leyde [2, Pekin], Et se trouve à Paris, Merlin, 1768–67 - Two parts bound in one volume, octavo (188 x 115 mm). Nineteenth century cloth backed marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered gilt. An excellent copy. Engraved frontispiece to part one. First edition, the second volume with the extremely rare first issue title page with a fictitious Peking imprint. Apparently there are fewer than 15 copies known with a Pékin title page. The book that gave the Physiocrats their name, this is one of the most important and original works on political economy to be published before the Wealth of Nations. Quesnay presented a copy of his book to Adam Smith, who described him as "ingenious and profound, a man of the greatest simplicity and modesty", while pronouncing Quesnay's system to be "with all its imperfections, perhaps the nearest approximation to the truth that has yet been published upon the subject of political economy". François Quesnay (1694–1774) was the court physician to Louis XV, and his notion of a circular flow of income throughout the economy was influenced by the contemporary discovery of blood circulation through the human body. He believed that trade and industry were not sources of wealth, and instead argued that the real economic movers were agricultural surpluses flowing through the economy in the form of rent, wages and purchases. Quesnay argued that regulation impedes the flow of income throughout all social classes and therefore economic development; and that taxes on the productive classes, such as farmers, should be reduced in favour of rises for unproductive classes, such as landowners, since their luxurious way of life distorts the income flow. Einaudi 4431; En français dans le texte, Goldsmiths' 10391; Kress 6548; Mattioli 2808; Sraffa 4809. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geographie ancienne abrégée.: Tome premier-troisieme.

      Chez Merlin, libraire, rue de la Harpe, a l’image Saint Joseph, A Paris. 1768 - Esemplare buono, Colophon a p. 348 del v. 3. Elegante legatura in pelle maculata con dorso a cinque nervi e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; titolo e numero di tomo in oro su due riquadri al dorso; tagli rossi, risguardi marmorizzati. Dieci illustrazioni: un’antiporta di Gravelot e 9 mappe geografiche. Cntiene: I (Europa): antiporta, p. 12: Orbis veteribus notus, Orbis Romani pars Occidentalis, p. 48: Gallia Antiqua ex Aevi Romani, p. 167: Italiae Antiquae, p. 229: Orbis Romani pars Orientalis, p. 242: Greciae. II (Asia): p. 5: Asiae, p. 152: Palestine; III (Africa): p. 9 Aegyptus. L’opera di d’Anville, geografo e cartografo, forse il maggiore del secolo XVIII, è particolarmente notevole perché basata su un’accurata ricerca delle fonti antiche: disegnò le sue mappe non seguendo la tradizione consolidata, ma vagliando criticamente le fonti. Brunet I, 98 Formato: 3 v. ([2], XXIV, 341, [3] p., [7] carte di tav.; [4], 379, [3] p., [2] c. di tav. ripieg.; [4], 348, [4] p., [1] carta di tav. ripieg.), 12°(17 cm), piena pelle coeva. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Geographie ancienne abrégée. Tome premier-troisieme.

      Chez Merlin, libraire, rue de la Harpe, a l'image Saint Joseph, A Paris, 1768. 3 v. ([2] XXIV 341 [3] p. [7] carte di tav.; [4] 379 [3] p. [2] c. di tav. ripieg.; [4] 348 [4] p. [1] carta di tav. ripieg.) 12°(17 cm) piena pelle coeva. Esemplare buono Colophon a p. 348 del v. 3. Elegante legatura in pelle maculata con dorso a cinque nervi e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; titolo e numero di tomo in oro su due riquadri al dorso; tagli rossi risguardi marmorizzati. Dieci illustrazioni: un'antiporta di Gravelot e 9 mappe geografiche. Cntiene: I (Europa): antiporta p. 12: Orbis veteribus notus Orbis Romani pars Occidentalis p. 48: Gallia Antiqua ex Aevi Romani p. 167: Italiae Antiquae p. 229: Orbis Romani pars Orientalis p. 242: Greciae. II (Asia): p. 5: Asiae p. 152: Palestine; III (Africa): p. 9 Aegyptus. L'opera di d'Anville geografo e cartografo forse il maggiore del secolo XVIII è particolarmente notevole perché basata su un'accurata ricerca delle fonti antiche: disegnò le sue mappe non seguendo la tradizione consolidata ma vagliando criticamente le fonti. Brunet I 98 UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: MDCCLXVIII [1768]. 31 ...

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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. Mottled Calf. Fine/`. 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"). 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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        Pylaar der algemene Mathesis of wis-kunde, of de arithmetica waar in de Gronden der Geheele, zowel gemeene als verhevener, Arithmetica als van de Analysis of Ontbindings Rekenkonst...

      Johannes Sluyter Amsterdam 1768 (... en Algebra , op een klare en duidelyke wyze verhandelt en gedemonstreert worden ) ( 1. - 2. Buch in einem Band. In holländischer Sprache ). Mit Titelblatt, 7 n.n. Blättern ( Vorrede und Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 974 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten im Text. Mit sehr zahlreichen Tabellen, Gleichungen und Rechenaufgaben im Text sowie mit 1 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafel ( mit Datierung: Knoop del. 1754 ). Pergamentband der Zeit, 8° ( 22 x 12 cm ). Einband stark fleckig, schimmelfleckig, stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten stärker bestoßen. Innen die Vorsätze zum Oberrand mit stärkeren Randläsionen, Seiten teils etwas angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig ( einige Seiten auch stärker eselsohrig ), Seiten teils etwas fleckig, finger- oder stockfleckig, wenige Seiten gering braunfleckig. Zahlreiche Seiten etwas wasserrandig ( meist zum rechten Außenrand hin bzw. zur Oberkante zum Falz hin ), wenige Seiten auch stärker. Seiten aber meist aber von guter Erhaltung. Das letzte unbedruckte Vorsatzblatt nur noch rudimentär erhalten. - sehr selten, offenbar nur einmal im Worldcat in der Yale University nachweisbar - ( Gewicht 950 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Knoop, Sluyter, Mathematik, Holland, Niederlande, Arithmetik, Arithmetica, Algebra, Rechnen, Rechenkunst, mathematics, Google, Analysis, Rekenkonst, Logarithmus

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        Theologia Dogmatico-Moralis Secundum Ordinem Catechismi Concilii Tridentini. Editio Omnium Accuratissima, Plurimis Accessionibus, & Notis, variis Epistolis, & Monumentis aucta, illustrata, & locupletata. Auctore R. P. F. Natali Alexandro Ordinis FF. Praedicatorum, in Sacra Facultate Parisiensi Doctore, & emerito Theologiae Professore, [in Decem Tomos distributa].

      Typis Prinicipalis Monasterii B. V. M. Einsidlensis, Per Franciscum Xaverium Kälin Anno MDCCLXVIII [-MDCCCLXXII] / Einsiedeln, Fürstliche Klosterdruckerei, durch (Faktor) Franz Xaver Kälin 1768-1772. - 10 Bände (cpl.). 8° (21.2 x 14 x ca. 4.5 cm). Total rd. 6700 SS. Etwas gest. Buchschmuck (einzelne Vignetten u. Zierinitialen) in Kupferstich. Typographisch sorgfältiger Schriftsatz in 9-Punkt-, mit Marginalien in 7-Punkt Antiqua. Einheitliche HLdr. d.Zt. mit farb. gepr. Rückentitel- u. Bandnummernschild, Deckelbezug in grünblauem Kleisterpapier (Deckel unterschiedlich etwas berieben/korrodiert), alls. rot gesprenkelter Schnitt. Erste und einzige Auflage dieser Ausgabe. Leichtere Alters- u. Lagerungs-, kaum eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft weitestgehend sauberes und gutes, im Prinzip ungebrauchtes Exemplar. VD18 12121339; Benziger Nr. 780 (Auflage 1000 Exemplare); Professbuch Nr. 374 (P. M. Müller)/Bibliographie Nr. 3. - Digitalisiert in NEBIS (ZB Zürich, e-rara) u. EROMM. - Inhalt : I. De Fidele, & Symbolo, II. De Sacramentis in genere, Baptismo, Confirmatione, & extrema Unctione, III. De Sacramento Eucharistiae, IV. (-) Poenitentiae, & Censuris, V. De Indulgentiis, Sacramento Ordinis, Beneficiis, Simonia, & Horis Canonicis, VI. De Sacramento Matriomonii; De peccatis in genere, & Morum Regulis, VII. De septem Peccatis capitalibus, VIII. De Virtutibus. De primo, secundo, & tertio Decalogi Praeceptis, IX. De quarto, & caeteris Decalogi praeceptis. Et de Oratione, X. Variae de Theologicis Dogmatibus, ac Disciplina Epistolae, & Monumenta. / Quibus, praeter quasdam Benedicti XIV. P. M. constitutiones, novissime accessit / INDEX Universalis, Materiam totius operis, ordine alphabetico digestus. -- Die für die Stiftsdruckerei ambitiöse, aufwendige und anspruchsvolle Edition wurde besorgt vom nachmaligen 46. Abt von Einsiedeln, P. Marian Müller (1724-1780, im Amt seit 1773) von Aesch, Kanton Luzern. Von 1749 bis 1763 lehrte er am Gymnasium in Bellenz (Bellinzona) Rhetorik, Philosophie und Theologie, d.h. Moralphilosophie. 1763 kehrte Müller nach Einsiedeln zurück, wo er im Juli den Posten des Subpriors, 1771 auch noch den des Archivars übernahm. ?Daneben bemühte sich P. Marian weiter um die Studien und benutzte jeden freien Moment, um wissenschaftlich tätig zu sein. Als Frucht dieser Arbeiten erschien von 1768 bis 1772 in zehn Oktavbänden die Theologia Dogmatico Moralis des Alexander Natalis, welche Ausgabe von den Zeitgenossen als die beste gerühmt wurde.? (Professbuch Nr. 46, Äbte, bzw. 374, Professen). - Noël Alexandre (Rouen 1639-1724 Paris), dominicain en 1655, successivement professeur de philosophie et de théologie dans son ordre, et docteur de Sorbonne en 1675. Ses principales productions sont: [.] 2. Theologia dogmatica et moralis, [.], estimée, quoiqu?un peu diffuse. [.] Sa latinité est aisée, coulante, et d?une lecture agréable; quoiqu?elle ne soit pas toujours pure, elle n?a rien de la barbarie de certains scolastiques.? (F. X. de Feller, 1, 1818 p. 128). ?Attaché aux doctrines jansénistes, il protesta contre la bulle Unigenitus.? (Larousse du XX. s., 1, 1928, p. 136). - Die Theologia ist ?nach der Ordnung des Catechismus Romanus eingerichtet, wozu das Ganze eigentlich ein großer, inhaltsreicher und praktisch sehr brauchbarer Commentar ist. Dieß Werk erschien zuerst in 10 Octavbänden zu Paris 1693 [ff.; vgl. Google Books], wurde dann 1703 in 2 Foliobänden [Paris, Dezallier; s. OPAC SBN IT\ICCU\BVEE\057898], 1743 in 4 Quartbänden, zuletzt 1768 in 10 Octavbänden zu Einsiedeln gedruckt. Es hat zugleich zwei sehr interessante Appendices, von denen der erste zahlreiche Briefe des Autors über verschiedene Punkte der Moral und Casuistik, der andere aber eine Reihe der wichtigsten Urkunden, namentlich viele päpstliche Constitutionen und bischöfliche Erlasse enthält, welche sich auf die Lehrstreitigkeiten jener Zeit, z.B. den Jansenistenkampf, beziehen. Wegen dieses seines dogmatisch-ethischen Lehrgebäudes gerieth Pater Alexander in heftige Streitigkeiten mit dem Jesuiten P. Daniel [i.e. Gabriel Daniel S.J., Rouen 1649-1728 Paris; DB&S 2, sp. 1795 ff.] besonders über die Gnade, bis der König beiden Theilen Stillschweigen auf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      - 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. - French Edition tradotto da Inglese Leganti pieno screziato periodo di pelle di pecora marrone. Indietro con i nervi decorati. parti del titolo e il numero del volume di marocchino rosso. protezione della testa di parte mancante del volume X. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition française traduite de l'anglais par M. Targe, après l'originale anglaise parue en 1756. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre de maroquin rouge, et de tomaison de maroquin noir. Coiffe de tête du tome X en partie manquante. Mors supérieur en queue du tome I ouvert sur 1 cm. Trace de grignotage sur le plat supérieur du tome X. Bel exemplaire. Pour approcher une telle somme sur les voyages, il sera utile d'en établir le détail du contenu. L'ouvrage procède chronologiquement en dressant les relations de tous les voyages depuis 1492 : Tome I : Voyages et découvertes de Christophe Colomb, Vasco de Gama, Cortez. Tome II : Suite des voyages de Cortez. Tome III : Pizzaro et la découverte et conquête du Pérou. Découverte de la Floride par Ferdinand de Soto. Découvertes de Magellan puis Barbosa. Voyages et découvertes de Francis Drake. Tome IV : Suite de Drake. Sir Walter Raleigh et plusieurs aventuriers sous ses ordres. Voyages de Cavendish, de Van Noort, Spielbergen, Shouten & Lemaire. Histoire de Thomas Rowe. Description du Japon. Tome V : Description Groenland. Capitaine John Monck. Description de l'Islande parAngrim Jonas. Voyages du Capitaine Thomas James. Découverte du Brésil par Jean Nieuhoff. Les Indes Orientales par Nieuhoff. Voyage du Capitaine Tasman dans la mer du sud. Description des côtes de Malabar, Coromandel par Baldeus, puis de l'île de Ceylan. Tome VII : Suite sur Ceylan. Voyages au nord, avec une description de la NOvège, de la Laponie et de la Sibérie, de l'Islande, de la Zemble. Mémoires sur la Russie. Voyage autour du monde et découvertes par Dampier. Tome VIII : Suite de Dampier. Description de l'isthme de l'Amérique tirée des voyages de Wafer. Voyage autour du monde et découvertes par Gemelli. Tome IX : Suite des voyages de Gemelli (Perse, Chine, Philippines, Mexique). Tolme X : Suite des voyages de Gemelli (La Havane, Espagne). Relation du voyage de Martin à Saint Kilda. Voyage autour du monde par Woodes Rogers (Pérou, Chili). Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale par Don George Juan et Don ANtonio de Ulloa. Tome XI : Suite des voyages de Ulloa. Découverte des Russes sur la côte de l'Amérique. Voyage autour du monde par George ANson. Tome XII : Suite des voyages d'Anson. Relation de l'expédition contre Carthagène, dans les îles occidentales. Voyage de Ellis pour le passage du nord-ouest. Relation authetique de la perte du Dodington en 1755, de son naufrage et des rescapés. Ex-libris aux armes gravées du XVIIIe : Alexandre Marie François de Paule de Dompierre, seigneur d'Hornoy Fontaine et autres lieux.

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        [Letter to Count Pierre François Réal].Pointe Breeze, New Jersey, 27 September, 1830. 4to (25 x 20 cm). Manuscript letter in French, in brown ink on wove paper (3 sides of folded leaf), signed and dated.

      Cf. NBG XXXVII, cols. 447-448, & 41, cols. 790-793. Autograph letter by Joseph Napoléon Bonaparte (1768-1844), the elder brother of Napoleon I of France, who made him King of Naples and Sicily (1806-1808), and later King of Spain and the Indies as Joseph I of Spain (1808-1813). After the fall of Napoleon I, Joseph styled himself "Comte de Survilliers" and fled to America in 1816. In the present letter Bonaparte thanks the politician Pierre François Réal (1757-1834) for his messages on the recent July Revolution (27-29 July 1830, called "Les Trois Glorieuses"), the overthrow of the French Bourbon monarch Charles X at Paris. Bonaparte shows himself disappointed in the role of the Marquis de La Fayette (1757-1834), the famous French general and political leader who had played such a great role in the American Revolution.Some soiling and waterstains, a large tear in the folding of the leaf, some folds and some tears in the margins. Still in good condition.

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        Poems by Mr Gray

      Glasgow - Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1768 Book. Good. Hardcover. The first Scottish edition of Poems by Mr Gray. Published at the same time as the work was printed in London by Dodsley. In aquarto form. Collated, complete. With poems such as Ode on The Death of a Favourite Cat, On a Distant Prospect of Eton-College, The Progress of Poesy, The Bard and his famous Elegy Written in a Country-Churchyard. Thomas Gray was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Pembroke College. He is widely known for his Elegy Written in a Country-Churchyard. Condition: In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the extremities, joints and spine. Front joint is starting but firm with small cracks to the head and tail of the rear joint. Both hinges are slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with instances of light scattered spots. Some leaves and flowers have been pressed between certain pages causing a very small amount ofoffsetting in places, not affecting the text. Overall: GOOD..

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        Voyages par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance dans l'archipel des Molucques, de 1768 a 1771 et de 1774 a 1778 Paris, Maradan, 1805. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 4 engraved plates (3 folding) and 5 folding engraved maps. 19th-century gold-tooled half sheepskin.

      - South African bibliography IV, p. 386; Tiele, Bibl. 1044 note; cf. Landwehr, VOC 300. Second French edition of Stavornius's accounts of his two voyages, made in 1768-1771 and 1774-1778, to the Cape of Good Hope and the Dutch East Indies. Stavorinus was a rear admiral who temporarily transferred to the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in search of adventure. An observant traveller, he not only comments on the many exotic beauties he encounters (he was especially taken by the beauty of the Parsi women of Gujerat), but also describes the decline of the VOC, the appalling health conditions in pestilential Batavia, claiming the lives of numerous VOC servants each year, the fate of slaves kept in Batavia, the drinking habits of Europeans in Ambonia (10 to 12 glasses before diner was apparently no exception), etc.Browned, some stains, slightly soiled, two maps reinforced. Bindings worn, spines damaged at head and foot.

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        Recueil des arrêtés de Monsieur le premier président de Lamoignon.

      1768 - L'édition corrigée et amendée de ce projet de réforme de la législation française par Lamoignon. Précieux exemplaire relié à l'époque aux armes du chancelier René-Nicolas-Charles de Maupéou, l'arrière-arrière petit-fils de l'auteur. Nancy, J.B. Hiacinthe Leclerc et Paris, Merlin, 1768.In-8 de (1), (4) ff., 432 pp., (1) Corrections manuscrites dans le texte. Relié en plein maroquin rouge de l'époque, triple filet doré encadrant les plats avec fleurons d'angles, armes frappées or au centre des plats, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin havane, filet doré sur les coupes, roulette dorée intérieure, tranches dorées. Reliure de l'époque.197 x 123 mm. / The corrected and improved edition of this project of reform of the French legislation by Lamoignon. A precious copy contemporary bound with the arms of the chancellor René-Nicolas-Charles de Maupéou, the great-great grandson of the author. Nancy, J.B. Hiacinthe Leclerc and Paris, Merlin, 1768.8vo [197 x 123 mm.] of (1) bl.l., (4) ll., 432 pp., (1) bl.l. Handwritten corrections in the text. Bound in full contemporary red morocco, triple gilt fillet on covers with gilt fleurons in the corners, arms gilt-stamped in the centre, ribbed spine with gilt fleurons, light brown morocco lettering-piece, inner gilt border, edges gilt. Contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      1768 - Édition originale du plus important traité du XVIIIe siècle consacré aux arbres fruitiers, orné de 181 superbes estampes hors texte. Somptueux exemplaire, de toute rareté, en maroquin rouge de l'époque, aux armes de René de Maupeou, garde des sceaux. Paris, Saillant & Desaint, 1768.2 volumes grand in-4 de : I/ 1frontispice, (2) ff., xxix pp., (2) pp., (1), 337 pp., 62 gravures à pleine page.; II/ (2) ff., 280 pp., 118 gravures à pleine page. Reliés en plein maroquin rouge de l'époque, triple filet gras maintenu par 8 gros fers en forme de passant, grandes armes frappées or au centre, dos à nerfs finement ornés, double filet or sur les coupes, roulette intérieure, tranches dorées. Reliure de l'époque. 325 x 240 mm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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,

      London: S. Baker and G. Leigh, 1768 [iv], viii, 257 pp. Lrg. 8vo, rebound in half leather and marbled boards with new endpapers. Half title perimeter repaired with tissue, some soiling to gutter of frontis and title page not affecting image or text, otherwise a very good clean copy. John "Foulweather Jack" Byron entered the Royal Navy in 1731. As midshipman he sailed to South America on HMS Wager, part of George Anson's squadron. Upon approaching Patagonia the Wager encountered a terrible storm and the crew was shipwrecked. The survivors divided into two teams and proposed that one team would head towards Rio de Janeiro via the Straights of Magellan and the other one led by Byron to sail north up the Chilean coast in open boats to meet the Spaniards. Sabin notes "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'". Miraculously he lived to tell the tale, and later went on to assume the position of Governor of Newfoundland. Incidentally, in December of 2006 the British Scientific Exploration Society with the help of the Chilean Navy , has located what they believe to be a section of the hull of the wreck of HMS Wager. It is awaiting carbon dating.Cox II p. 281, Sabin 9730

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        Kupferstich - Karte, v. Seb. Dorn n. G. Walser b. Homann Erben, "Canton Uri sive Pagus Helvetiae Uriensis, cum subditis suis in Valle Lepontina . 1768".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1768, 1769, 47 x 57 Sandler, S. 150; Blumer, Nr. 256 D. - Gesuchte Kantonskarte. Rechts oben die Titelkartusche, darunter Insetansicht des Wasserfalls im Schachental, links eine größere Insetkarte des Levantina ( Levenen Livinen ) Tals im Tessin. Mittig Faido.

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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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        Narcissus II - Baselmann minor. 62.

      A.L.Wirsing, Nürnberg 1768 - Copper engraving, hand colored when published. In excellent condition.

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        Rogito notarile di successione famiglia Zambeccari. Bologna, 26/1/1768

      26/1/1768. Rogito notarile di successione famiglia Zambeccari. Bologna, 26/1/1768. Processo della Nobiltà delle Famiglie Zambeccari, e Bargellini Quarti Paderni Nobil Uomo Sig. March: Camillo Filippo Pietro Zambeccari e, della di lui legitimità, vita, costumi, e Sostanze. Del Rogito di Ser Paolo Antonio Canali Nob. mo Colleg. di Bologna, e dell' Inclita assemblea degl' Ill.mi Sig.ri Cavalieri di S. Stefano et col. In-4°, cartone coevo con titolo manoscritto. 106 pp. manoscritte, in allegato 2 stemmi a colori delle Famiglie. In ottimo stato di conservazione. La famiglia Zambeccari vanta antiche e nobili origini, e meriterebbe una ricerca storico-artistica più approfondita; le fonti consultate alla Biblioteca dell'Archiginnasio, all'Archivio di Stato di Bologna, all'Archivio Notarile distrettuale, nonché all'Archivio Generale Arcivescovile, hanno portato a delineare una breve ma significativa cronologia della famiglia e a soffermarsi sui suoi personaggi di spicco del XIX secolo. Le origini della famiglia Zambeccari pare risalgano al 1350 (fonte Cronologia delle famiglie nobili bolognesi - Arnaldo Forni, 1990), mentre nel Libro dei ricordi, scritto dai componenti della famiglia, vengono elencati i fatti più salienti, ma solo a partire dal 10 novembre 1491. Precise indicazioni sullo stemma della famiglia ci vengono date sempre dalla Cronologia delle famiglie nobili bolognesi: esso conteneva a mano destra la mezza aquila per privilegio imperiale. Seguendo il "Carrati" è possibile ricostruire, dal 1539, gli elementi fondamentali dell'albero genealogico della famiglia Zambeccari. La ricerca ha spinto a dedicare maggiore attenzione ai seguenti componenti: Camillo senior, i suoi figli Francesca e Giacomo Filippo, il marito di Francesca, il figlio di Giacomo Filippo (Camillo). Il marchese Costanzo, nato nel 1719 e deceduto nel 1789, sposò la duchessa Diana Malaspina di Fosdinovo Genovese, che gli diede 10 figli, tra i quali Camillo; quest'ultimo, nato nel 1745 e moro nel 1819, fu cavaliere e commendatore di Santo Stefano. Egli, come si evince dal monumento sepolcrale alla Certosa di Bologna, era cavaliere di ornati costumi, savio, religioso; fedele ai princìpi della sua educazione, non dimenticò mai l'onore delle famiglie onde traeva i natali, celebratissime della storia e per signorie e per valore e per protezione agli studi, nonché per vincoli di parentado con le più illustri principesche d'Italia. Camillo, infatti, seguendo l'esempio dei suoi avi, sposò donna Laura Lambertini, dama d'alto casato. Uff. pacco 3

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        Oeuvres de Molière. Nouvelle Edition (8 volumes).

      A Paris, chez la Veuve David, 1768, 8 volumes in-16 de145x85 mm environ, cviij-238, 319,336, 391, 327, 300, 278 et 296 pages, plein veau marbré cognac, dos à nerfs portant titres et tomaisons dorés, ornés de caissons à petits fleurons dorés, coupes dorées, gardes marbrées, tranches rouges. Contien 33 gravures+ 1 frontispice, une page de titre, et des vignettes de titre. Quelques taches d'encre et défauts de marge, petites déchirures sans manque et avec légers manques de papier sans manque de texte (légère atteinte au texte p.50-51 du tome III), frottements d'usage sur le cuir sinon bon état. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, dit Molière, baptisé le 15 janvier 1622 en l'église Saint-Eustachen à Paris, et mort dans sa maison de la rue de Richelieu le 17 février 1673, est un comédien et dramaturge français. Considéré de son vivant comme le meilleur acteur et auteur comique du royaume, et depuis sa mort comme l'un des génies de la littérature universelle. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Reizen rondom de waereld door James Cook vertaald door J. D. Pasteur met kaarten en plaaten. Leiden, Jan & Abraham Honkoop; Amsterdam, Johannes Allart; The Hague, Isaak van Cleef, 1803. 13 general text volumes (8vo) and 1 atlas volume (folio). With engraved title-pages to the 13 text volumes and 4 letterpress folding tables. With all illustrations in a separate plate volume, including an engraved portrait of James Cook, 134 engraved plates and 52 engraved maps. With: (2) CHEVALLERAEU, Willem. Bladwijzer der voorvallen en ontmoetingen van den Kapitein James Cook, op zijne drie togten, en der onderscheidene landen, enz. door hem op die togten waargenomen of nieuwelings ontdekt.Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1809. 1 volume (8vo). The 14 text volu

      - Sloos, Warfare 15352 (vol. 1, 3, 6, 10-12 only); cf. Beddie 52 (first issue); Tiele, Bibl. 268 (first issue). Rare reissue of the first Dutch collected edition of the accounts of Cook's three voyages, including a short biography of James Cook and with the 14th volume containing the first edition of a comprehensive index. The first three volumes contain the life of Cook and Cook's first voyage (circumnavigation) from 1768 to 1771 based on the account by Hawkesworth. Volumes 4 to 7 contain Cook's second voyage to the South Pole and circumnavigation from 1772 to 1775 based on Cook's own account with notes from the Journal by G. Forster, and volumes 8 to 13 contain Cook's third and last voyage to the Pacific from 1776 to 1778, based on the accounts by James Cook and James King. Volume 14 completes the series with a complete index, compiled by Chevallerau.With owner’s inscriptions and each volume with discoloured library stamp. All maps and plates are present, bound in a separate volume. These plates all have old folds and have either Dutch or French captions apparently mixing two different sets. They have some stains, some foxing and browning, and a couple marginal tears; the text volumes however are in very good condition, with some minor thumbing to the first few pages of each volume and leaf T2 in the first volume with a tiny hole and marginal tear in the paper, likely already present when it was printed.

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

      Paris, Saillant, Desaint, 1768. Deux volumes grand in-4 de: un frontispice gravé par Nicolas de Launay daprès Jacques Eustache de Sève, (2)ff., xxix pp., (1)f, 337 pp., 62 planches ; (2) ff., 280 pp., 118 planches. Brunissures à quelques feuillets et planches. Un feuillet mal placé (f.R1 placé après f.R4 au T.I) Veau fauve moucheté, dos à nerfs orné de caissons et grenades dorés, trile filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, roulette dorée sur les chasses, tranches dorées. Fente à 3 mors, usures aux coiffes (dont 2 arrasées), un coin usé, éraflures, dos éclaircis. Reliure de l'époque. Complément du Traité des arbres et des arbustes publié à Paris en 1755, le Traité des arbres fruitiers est l'un des principaux ouvrages de Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782), botaniste et membre de l'Académie royale des Sciences. Ouvrage fondamentale sur le sujet, composé avec laide du botaniste René Le Berryais (1722-1807). Donnant les instructions indispensables et nécessaires aux jardiniers et aux amateurs de jardinage.Les fruits y sont étudiés selon leurs formes, leurs couleurs et leurs saveurs, il y est également question des insectes parasites et 6 chapitres portent sur la culture des arbres fruitiers en général.Premier tirage des 180 superbes gravures à pleine page gravées sur cuivre daprès les dessins de Claude Aubriet (1665-1742), Madeleine Basseporte (1701-1780) et René Le Berryais. Détails : greffes (1), tailles (1), amandes(4), abricots (6), épine-vinette (1), coignassier (1), cerises (16), figues (2), fraises (9), groseilles (2), pommes (14), néfliers (4), mûrier(1). II. Faux-titre, titre, 280 pp, 118 planches : pêches (32), prunes (20), poires (58), framboises (1), raisins (7). Édition originale du plus important traité du XVIIIe siècle consacré aux arbres fruitiers, orné de 181 superbes estampes hors texte.Exemplaire sur grand papier, en reliure de lépoque. Nissen, 550 ; Brunet, II, 871.

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         A Plan of the city of Canterbury.

      London A. Dury 1768 490 x 604 mm. Plan de la ville de Canterbury dans le comté de Kent, orné d'un cartouche de titre figurant une scène de vendange. Petites déchirures restaurées. Bon exemplaire.

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        The Holy Bible,

      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. 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. 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. Frontispiece by Grignion after Hayman; printed in double columns. 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. 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 estate after the capture of several rich prizes off St Domingo in the West Indies in the 1750s. It was not until 1793 that Sparling began to completely remodel the house into an imposing classical mansion, simultaneously indulging his passion for beautiful trees. With meticulous attention to the after-life, Sparling also purchased a handsome vault in Walton churchyard visible from the windows of his mansion. Despite this lavish expenditure, two surviving letters from the late 1790s confirm that St Domingo had been used only occasionally until Sparling finally retired from business in 1799: "I observe by the newspapers you have advertised your house etc in Liverpool for sale, from which I conclude you are altogether retired from business and that you mean to make St Domingo your constant residence. Knowing your aversion to an indolent life I am not surprised at this step provided that you were determined to give up the bustle of commerce"[letter to Sparling from Joseph Sherlock of Baltimore, 8 June 1799]. Perhaps even more intriguingly Sparling had purchased an estate at Petton in Shropshire in about 1786 but does not appear to have resided there either. The 'indolent' life of a country gentleman may have been unappealing to a man steeped in 'the bustle of commerce'. By contrast, his son, William, was to show no apparent difficulty in distancing himself from trade, helped by his education at Eton and the purchase of a commission in an exclusive army regiment, the 10th Hussars. William Sparling moved permanently to the Shropshire estate in 1804 and appears to have cut all ties with Liverpool" (Jane Longmore, Rural retreats: Liverpool slave traders and their country houses, chapter 3 of Slavery and the British Country House, Dresser & Hann eds., English Heritage 2013, pp. 47-48). Both volumes lettered in gilt on front cover: "John Sparling, Esqr." and with dark brown morocco labels lettered "St. Domingo House, 1790. Lancashire"; armorial bookplate of William Sparling (Petton) in the second volume; brief family genealogy down to 1815 in volume I (verso of front free endpaper).

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        Abbrégé chronologique de l'histoire ottomane

      - Paris, Vincent, 1768. 2 forts volumes in-8, XIII-(1)-694-(10) et (4)-786-(2: errata) pp., reliure de l'époque plein veau marbré, dos ornés, tranches rouges (coiffes un peu frottées ; intérieur bien frais). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        De l'origine et des progrès d'une science nouvelle

      London and Paris: Desaint,, 1768. Bound with: Of the Origin and Progress of a New Science. [and:] Irénée Bonfils, sur la religion de ses pères et de nos pères. Paris: Firmin Didot, Cocheris, Nepveu, Dalnce, 1808. 3 works bound in one volume, octavo (194 x 120 mm). Late 19th or early 20th-century half calf and marbled boards, spine decorated gilt in compartments, morocco labels, marbled edges and endpapers. Engraved armorial bookplate of Alexis and Elizabeth du Pont of Rencourt to front pastedown. Lower portion of the manuscript title to the second work cut away, presumably removing the translator's name; a very fine copy. First separate edition of undoubtedly one of the scarcest of Dupont's works, and probably one of the most successful publications promoting physiocracy, first published in the journal, Ephémérides du Citoyen. This copy has leaf B1 in the rare, uncancelled state. Schumpeter, in his discussion on the physiocrats, calls Dupont "by far the ablest of the lot" (p. 226) and Palgrave notes; "If Quesnay was the father of physiocracy, Dupont was its godfather, for he gave it its name by the publication of his Physiocratie... a collection of Quesnay's articles, which the editor introduced by a Discours." Bound with this copy is a previously unrecorded English translation of the work, written most probably by Pierre Samuel Du Pont (1870-1954), possibly with the assistance of his cousin by marriage Bessie Gardner Du Pont. It must date to the end of the nineteenth century, or the very beginning of the twentieth, since the volume contains the bookplate of Alexis Du Pont, who died in 1904. It is written in a neat, cursive hand and comprises 251 pages. A modern English translation, only published in 2003 by Liberty Fund, was prepared by Henry H. Clark, who makes no mention of this earlier translation. He describes Dupont's work as "arguably the clearest, most concise introduction to the full range of Physiocratic thinking on the nature of an enlightened, interdependent, exchange-based economy and its moral and political implications." Bound in at the end of the volume is a copy of the first edition of Dupont's Irénée Bonfils, sur la religion de ses pères et de nos pères, Du Pont's confession of religious belief free of dogma and sectarianism, by way of recalling the fate of many of his most ancient ancestors who suffered death as heretics. All religions that devote themselves wholly to the ethical mandates of God are equal. Sectarianism and the crimes it spawns have no legitimacy. This appeared in an English translation published in 1947, made by Pierre S. du Pont, with the assistance of Bessie Gardner Du Pont.

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        anonym) Das nach der Moral beschriebene Galante Leipzig in den seltsamen Begebenheiten des Barons von E... und seines Hofmeisters. Erstes (bis) Sechstes Stück nebst dem Allgemeinen Vorbericht (= alles Erschienene) in einem Band.

      430 S., 8 Bll. Leder d. 20. Jh. m. blindgeprägten Deckelfileten u. goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - Holzmann/Bohatta III, 2429 Meusel III, 459 Hayn/Gotendorf IV, 113 Weller I, 64. - Kulturhistorisch überaus interessante Publikation mit Beschreibungen des gesellschaftlichen Lebens und der Möglichkeiten des Zeitvertreibs. "Sehr seltene Sittenschilderung, keine Karikatur. Stellenw. etwas frei. Dem anonymen Verfasser, einem Candidaten der Theologie, wurde untersagt, jemals wieder die Kanzel zu betreten" (Hayn/G.) Das als Monatsschrift veröffentlichte Werk wurde in Wien im Catalogum librorum prohibitorum verzeichnet, in Rom wurde es vom Scharfrichter verbrannt. - Die einzelnen Stücke jeweils mit Titelblatt (datiert 1768), der Vorbericht (datiert 1769) ans Ende gebunden, der echte Erscheinungsort wird auch mit Leipzig angegeben. - Mit dem von Adam Friedrich Oeser gestalteten Exlibris für den Verleger Alphons Dürr. - Leicht gebräunt, vereinzelt gering fleckig, hinteres Innengelenk leicht gelockert, letztes Blatt (weiß) u. hinterer fliegender Vorsatz mit leichten Läsuren.

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        Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, M.DCC.LXXVIII [1768]. First Edition. Hard Cover. xv, [1], 134, [2] p. (signatures: a-b4, B-S4), [2] leaves of plates, portraits; 24 cm. "On the whole, if Horace Walpole's Doubts are occasionally more haphazard than historic, he none the less created a sometimes illuminating and always entertaining challenge to complacent orthodoxy" --Hazen, Walpole, 19; ESTC (RLIN) T145482. Addition, errata, and directions to binder on final leaf. The plates, engraved by Grignian from Vertue's drawings, are folded to fit the binding. Bound in recent half leather with marbled paper over boards; very good. Stock#OB643.

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        Commonplace Book Receipts & Directions for Creating Colors, Making Cements for Bonding

      1768-1831. A fascinating collection of directions and receipts including Directions for Painting on Glass (1786), a grouping of Curious Receipts from 1766 including To Make Blue Letters on Sword Blades, To stain a Mahogany color, To Make Red Ink (also yellow, gold and or silver, violet, etc). Also includes a Cement for broken vessels, receipt to dye black and much more. Penned on laid paper. Measures 6 ¼? x 4 ½?.

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