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        The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire.

      London, Printed in the Year 1712. 1768 - Substantial folio (11 x 17ins, 280 x 440mm) modern half calf, marbled boards. Complete with pp8 of copper-engraved coats of arms, double-page map, 64 copper-engraved birds-eye views of country seats and estates by Thomas Kip. The plates now mounted on guards, a few minimal marginal repairs to foot of central fold. Generous margins, exceptionally clean and crisp. The Second Edition (reduced text but identical illustrations to the First) of which, Lowndes suggests many were destroyed and damaged by fire. The Lowndes copy did not have a portrait of the author sometimes mentioned which seems to usually be missing, probably issued only in the First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        The Ancient and Present State of Glocestershire.

      London; W Herbert 2nd edition 1768 - Folio [text block 420 x 265mm], 73 plates as called for - double-page map, 8 plates of coats of arms and 64 double-page plates of country seats, (x), 452, (6)pp, contemporary full tree calf, rebacked in period style with gilt decorated raised bands, red lettering piece, the compartments with large gilt centres, corners, and stars, new hand-marbled endpapers. Ex-library with small blind stamp on lower margin of title-page and in lower corner of all plates but no other marks; corner of margin title-page torn with slight loss; small stain in margin pp232; small paper flaw margin of plate opposite pp243; paper flaw within plate mark, just affecting image, plate opposite pp368; tiny paper flaw in plate opposite pp407; index leaves creased. [Collates as Upcott pp246-250: 'The greater part of the impression of this work (the 1st edition of 1712) was destroyed by a fire, Jan. 30, 1712-13, in the house of Mr Bowyer, Printer, in White Fryars; and some of the copies which were rescued from the flames still retain the indelible marks. A part likewise of the second edition met with a similar fate.'] An almost crisp copy with few faults, now very handsomely rebacked. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Staniland (Booksellers) P.B.F.A.]
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        A New Book of Cyphers, More Compleat & Regular Than Any Ever Publish'd. Wherein The Whole Alphabet [Trvice Over] Consisting of 600 Cyphers, Is Variously Chang'd, Interwoven & Reversed. Very Entertaining to Ye Curious, & Useful to All Sorts of Artificers

      London: John Bowles in Cornhill. VG : in very good condition. Rebound. Age toning to page edges and offsetting. [1768]. [Reprint]. Modern half calf marbled cover. 200mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). ii,101pp. 101 plates. Includes a list of 72 engravers. .

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        Histoire Naturelle et Politique de la Pennsylvanie

      

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        Flora Indica: cui accedit series Zoophytorum Indicorum nec non Prodromus Florae Capensis.

      Leiden, C. Haak/ Amsterdam, J. Schreuder, 1768. 4to (253 x 215mm). pp. (8), 241, (1), (18), 32 with 68 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettered label (frontcover hinges splitting but firm). First edition of the first Linnaean flora of the Indies, written by Burman (the Younger) in close collaboration with Linnaeus. "The 'Flora Indica' is of importance because at a relative early date it gave an enumeration, in the Linnaean style, of what was known about the nomenclature and taxonomy of the flora of the Indies. There are brief descriptions of about 1305 species, of which 241 are proposed as new (Merrill 1921)... The term 'India' referred to the tropics in general, especially India, Ceylon and the East Indies, but also the West Indies... Merrill mentions that about 300 species are listed from India itself..., 115 from Java, 90 from Ceylon, 50 from China, 15 from Japan, 20 from Persia... The 'Flora' contains also a 'Prodromus florae capensis' which contains about 260 ligitimately named new species from the Cape (Dandy 1961) in very concise form... from a historical point of view, it was an almost unequalled attempt to produce a general tropical flora" (Stafleu, F.A. Linnaeus and the Linnaeans pp. 169-170). Nicolaas Laurens Burman (1773-1793) was a Dutch physician and botanist at Amsterdam, son of Johannes Burman.//Stafleu & Cowan 935.

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        Poems by Mr. Gray

      Glasgow: "printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, printers to the University". 1768. "First Scottish edition, 4to, pp. [4], 63, [1]; full contemporary tan calf, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1, double gilt rules on covers, Greek key dentelles, marbled endpapers; small corner tear to p. 21 (no loss), spine darkened, extremities lightly worn, joints starting at the bottom; overall very good. This is the variant with the '*' signatures. Gaskell 475."

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        Flora Indica: cui accedit series Zoophytorum Indicorum nec non Prodromus Florae Capensis.

      - Leiden, C. Haak/ Amsterdam, J. Schreuder, 1768. 4to (253 x 215mm). pp. (8), 241, (1), (18), 32 with 68 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt lettered label (frontcover hinges splitting but firm). First edition of the first Linnaean flora of the Indies, written by Burman (the Younger) in close collaboration with Linnaeus. "The 'Flora Indica' is of importance because at a relative early date it gave an enumeration, in the Linnaean style, of what was known about the nomenclature and taxonomy of the flora of the Indies. There are brief descriptions of about 1305 species, of which 241 are proposed as new (Merrill 1921). The term 'India' referred to the tropics in general, especially India, Ceylon and the East Indies, but also the West Indies. Merrill mentions that about 300 species are listed from India itself., 115 from Java, 90 from Ceylon, 50 from China, 15 from Japan, 20 from Persia. The 'Flora' contains also a 'Prodromus florae capensis' which contains about 260 ligitimately named new species from the Cape (Dandy 1961) in very concise form. from a historical point of view, it was an almost unequalled attempt to produce a general tropical flora" (Stafleu, F.A. Linnaeus and the Linnaeans pp. 169-170). Nicolaas Laurens Burman (1773-1793) was a Dutch physician and botanist at Amsterdam, son of Johannes Burman.Stafleu & Cowan 935. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems by Mr. Gray

      printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, printers to the University, Glasgow 1768 - First Scottish edition, 4to, pp. [4], 63, [1]; full contemporary tan calf, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1, double gilt rules on covers, Greek key dentelles, marbled endpapers; small corner tear to p. 21 (no loss), spine darkened, extremities lightly worn, joints starting at the bottom; overall very good. This is the variant with the '*' signatures. Gaskell 475. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        GENERAL WOLFE'S INSTRUCTIONS TO YOUNG OFFICERS: FIRST EDITION 1768.

      

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        THE SHORTER CATECHISM OF THE REVEREND ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES, WITH PROOFS THEREOF OUT OF THE SCRIPTURES...FOR THE BENEFIT OF CHRISTIANS IN GENERAL...

      Boston: Printed by William M'Alpine, 1768. 33pp. Sewn into contemporary plain paper wrappers, manuscript paper label. Contemporary ink inscriptions on titlepage (the word "Catechism" beside title) and verso of terminal leaf (signatures of Eunice Barnard and Hepzibah Flagg). Wrappers worn. Titlepage creased and slightly chipped near gutter, affecting a few words of text. Foredge of second leaf frayed, with loss of several words on pp.3-4. Wear and mild foxing and soiling throughout. Good. In a half morocco and cloth box. A very rare Boston catechism, this issue not in Evans, Bristol, or Shipton & Mooney. The so-called "Shorter Catechism" was codified in 1647 by the Westminster Assembly and remains to this day part of the doctrinal standards of many Presbyterian churches. It was first printed in America at Cambridge in 1665 and frequently reprinted, though many of these are represented by a single surviving copy. The single other known copy is held by the American Antiquarian Society and has a damaged titlepage. The AAS copy of a variant of this issue (Evans 11115) lacks pages 29-[34]. NAIP w024488. EVANS 11115 (variant).

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        The history and antiquities of the county of Essex : compiled from the best and most ancient historians; from Domesday-book, Inquisitiones post mortem, and other the most valuable records and mss. &c. [ 3 Volumes, Including Colchester ]

      London: Printed for T. Osborne, 1768. Complete in 3 volumes. Including Colchester. Books measure 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, the three volumes are very slightly different heights, and gilt pattern on volume 3 not matching the other 2 volumes, although very similar. Collation, xxviii,519pp,[1],vi,646pp, iv,100,54,53pp, 9pp index, addenda, 30 plates, including 9 folding maps, [ lacking 2 plates, Colchester Castle, Tessellated Pavement, ]. Bound in full period calf. at some time, [ not recently], all 3 volumes have been rebacked, retaining the original spines. Raised bands, ornate gilt tooling within compartents, gilt ruled lines to boards, vols 1 & 2 plan endpapers, vol 3 marble endpapers, and full marble edges. Calf rubbed, scuffed in places with some loss on edges and corners, hinge joints cracked but all boards still attached. Generally, although bindings are showing signs of wear, still very attractive. Internally, first 2 volumes have binders tape along inner endpaper joints, very small amount of worming to first few pages in vol 1. Pages and plates in good clean condition throughout. A very nice set, in very attractive period bindings.. Period Calf. Small Folio.

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        Mémoire sur la Population, dans lequel on indique le moyen de la rétablir, & de se procurer un Corps Militaire toujours subsistant & peuplant.

      A Londres 1768 - In-8 de 115 pp. 1 tableau replié. [GERDIL (Giacinto Sigismondo)]. Discours de la Nature, et des Effets du Luxe par le P.G.B. Chez les Freres Reycends, A Turin, 1768. In-8 de (2)-109 pp. [ROUSSEL DE LA TOUR]. Richesse de l'Etat. Sans lieu ni date (1763). In-8 de 16 pp. AUFFRAY (Jean). Idées Patriotiques, sur la Nécessité de rendre la Liberté au Commerce. A Lyon, chez Louis Cutty, 1762. In-8 de 38 pp. [MOREAU (Jacob-Nicolas)]. Entendons-nous, ou le Radotage du Vieux Notaire. Sans lieu ni date (1763). In-8 de 29 pp. CALVET. Dissertation sur un monument singulier des Utriculaires de Cavaillon. Où l'on éclaircit un point intéressant de la Navigation des Anciens. Avignon et Paris, Niel et Desaint. In-8 de 56-(4) pp. 1 planche hors-texte. 6 pièces reliées en 1 vol. in-8, basane havane, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). 1. Edition originale. Un des premiers travaux importants sur la population que Cerfvol essaya de faire passer comme étant de Voltaire, supercherie qui fut aisément démasquée par Grimm. L'ouvrage fut du reste saisi et détruit ; mais les formes d'imprimerie ont été conservées et ont servi à une réimpression sous le titre De l'Utilité civile et politique du Divorce, Genève, 1770. On a peu de renseignements sur la vie de ce jurisconsulte de la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle que Spengler a classé parmi les « repopulationnistes ». Le point de départ de sa doctrine est, en effet, la profonde dépopulation qu'il attribue à la France. Il se livre pour cela à un curieux calcul qui mérite attention, parce qu'on y trouve la première ébauche de ce que nous appelons aujourd'hui le taux net de reproduction. Cerfvol attribue les causes de cette dépopulation au célibat, et à sa suite le libertinage, l'indissolubilité du mariage et la stérilité de nombreux couples mariés etc. ; parmi les remèdes, il se prononce pour l'établissement du divorce, le mariage des soldats, l'accueil des soldats étrangers qui en se mariant deviennent français etc. Kress 6531 ; Einaudi 979 ; INED 1017 ; Spengler pp. 94-96. 2. Edition originale. Condamnation morale du luxe enrichie de données littéraires et historiques (Melon, Montesquieu etc.) « L'Evangile condamne le luxe. On s'est proposé dans cet écrit de faire voir que ce que l'Evangile condamne est toujours nuisible à la Société ». INED 2019bis. 3. Edition au format in-8 publiée la même année que l'originale in-4. « Ce court exposé économique, eut à l'époque un grand retentissement. il est tout à fait possible de créer une capitation personnelle, pemplaçant tous les impôts qui accablent le peuple. et impôt serait payé par toute la population répartie en vingt classes, et il serait proportionnel à leur aisance. Ce projet était étranger aux principes fondamentaux du Tableau économique, puisqu'il comportait la réduction de tous les impôts à une capitation personnelle. Mais la formule de l'impôt unique était une de celles auxquelles aboutissait la doctrine économique ». Kress, 6135 ; tirage différent de l'INED, 3966 et Einaudi, 4902. 4. Douze suggestions relatives à la réglementation des corporations commerçantes, pour favoriser la liberté. INED 135. 5. Nouveau tirage de l'édition originale. Seconde critique à propos de la Richesse de l'Etat dont Moreau condamne en particulier l'engouement pour les réformes fiscales : l'impôt doit être payé par tout le monde, mais sans cependant anéantir les privilèges. Moreau a foi en la caisse des amortisements, et il essaye de prouver qu'il n'y a point d'injustice dans la règle des remboursements que le Roi s'est proposé ; que cette règle aux remboursements effectifs, il y aura assez loin pour que le public revienne de la frayeur causée par les récents édits. Tirage différent de l'INED 3276, Kress 6123 et Einaudi 4011. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOURNAL DU VOYAGE DE M. LE MARQUIS DE COURTANVAUX, SUR LA FREGATE L'AURORE, POUR ESSAYER PAR ORDRE DE L'ACADEMIE, PLUSIEURS INSTRUMENTS RELATIFS A LA LONGITUDE. MIS EN ORDRE PAR M PINGRE, CHANOINE REGULIER DE STE-GENEVIEVE, NOMME PAR L'ACADEMIE POUR COOPERER A LA VERIFICATION DESDITS INSTRUMENS, DE CONCERT AVEC M. MESSIER, ASTRONOME DE LA MARINE.

      DE L'IMPRIMERIE ROYALE. 1768 - IN-4 (20 X 25,5 X 4 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (2) + VIII + 316 ET (3) PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN HAVANE, FILET DORE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES ROUGES. ILLUSTRE D'UNE PLANCHE FRONTISPICE REPRESENTANT LA FREGATE L'AURORE, DE 4 PLANCHES REPLIEES DESSINEES PAR OZANNE ET GRAVEES PAR ELISABETH ET CAROLINE HAUSSARD, D'UNE CARTE REPLIEE DESSINEE PAR MESSIER ET GRAVEE PAR AUVRAY. EDITION ORIGINALE. (POLAK. 2098). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoires de Chirurgie, avec quelques remarques historiques. Sur l'Etat de la Médicine & de la Chirurgie en FRance & en Angleterre. 2 vols.

      - A Londres, chez. J. Nourse, 1768, 4°, (10). I-XVI, (8) pp., p.XVII, (1); (8), VIII pp., pp.401-828, (28), (13, 1) pp., mit 24 u.(2) Kupferstichtafel, 2 Pappbände der Zeit; unbeschnitten und fast durchgehend frisches Exemplar. First Edition! - - The present work includes Arnaud's 150 pages long with 6 plates illustrated "Dissertation sur les hermaphrodites," ** two memoirs on testicles (including one on problems of testicle descent peculiar to priests!), two memoirs on hernias of the epiploon (omentum majus) and crura, and a French translation (entitled "Recherches sur les hernies de naissance") of chapter IX of William Hunter's Medical Commentaries (1762), which includes John Hunter's "Observations on the state of the testis in the foetus, and on the hernia congenita." Other chapters are devoted to aneurisms and various surgical instruments. - - **) " 'Hermaphrodites Parfait' qui ont l'occasion de s'unir ensemble charnellement" ("two 'perfect hermaphrodites' who were able to unite themselves carnally"). This is the first time that we encounter the concept of the "perfect hermaphrodite", i.e. a person who is capable of both producing sperm and becoming pregnant. The concept of the "imperfect hermaprodite" also existed, referring to one who is not able to procreate and having characters of both sexes but in incomplete form." - "The existence of the condition of "perfect hermaphroditism" was confirmed by other surgeons. In 1768 George Arnaud de Ronsil described a famous case dating from 1663 in Valence, France: "Two young persons were married and some time later they were pregnant one of the other. They were persecuted as criminals, found guilty of an abominable crime and condemned to the fire, but Laurent Matheu, a Spanish doctor who was consulted about the case at the very moment that they were being taken to the place of the execution, decided in their favour, that the Church had given them the power of being United, and of being only one body." P.Santoni-Rugiu & P.J. Sykes, A History of Plastic Surgery (2007), pp.260-261 - - "Even if fanciful illustrations of hermaphrodites had occured several times in books and prints, the figures in Arnaud`s work and the two copperplates by Moreau le Jeune seem to be the earliest depictions in printed form of this phenomena drawn d`après nature." Libr. of the Karolinska Inst. 128f. - - TABLE DES PIECES - PREMIERE PARTIE : - La vie de Mr. HUNTER, Docteur en Medécine. - 1. MEMOIRE. Recherches sur la HERNIES de Naissance par le Docteur HUNTER, traduites de l'Anglois, avec des réfléxions pathologiques de l'Auteur de ces Mémoires, & trois Planches. - 2. MEMOIRE. Inconvéniens des DESCENTES, particuliers aux Prêtres de l'Eglise Romaine. - 3. MEMOIRE. Des différences locales des TESTICULES & de leur nombre indéterminé. - 4. MEMOIRE. Observations sur les ANEURISMES, deux Planches donnent les figures de Bandages propres à ces maladies. - 5. MEMOIRE. Observations sur une espéce particulière d'ANEVRISME, traduites de l'Anglois par l'Auteur de ces Mémoires, & une Planche. - 6. MEMOIRE. Dissertation sur les HERMAPHRODITES, & six Planches. - Table analytique des matières contenues dans la Première Partie. - - TABLE DES PIECES - SECONDE PARTIE - Avertissement. - 1. MEMOIRE. Recherche sur les HERNIES de l'EPIPLOON. - 2. MEMOIRE. Description d'une CHAISE chirurgicale, gravée en cinq Planches. - 3. MEMOIRE. Description d'un SPECULUM Uteri, & deux Planches. - 4. MEMOIRE. De l'opération de la HERNIE crurale dans l'Homme, avec deux Planches ; l'une relative aux Vaisseaux sanguins intéressés dans cette opération, l'autre représente les Instrumens qui y conviennent. - 5. MEMOIRE. DU SAPHYLETOME, OU Instrument propre à couper la Luette, avec une Planche. - Discours sur l'Anatomie en Francois & en Anglois. - TABLE analytique des matières contenues dans cette deuxiéme Partie. - - ARNAUD DE RONSIL (GEORGES), "a surgeon of some eminence in London, was originally a native of France, and a member of the . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KOCH VON GAILENBACH, Markus Christoph (1699 - 1768). Kniestück en face des sechsunddreißigsten Bürgermeisters von Augsburg, stehend vor Draperie, rechts Ausblick auf eine Gutsanlage, unten Wappen und Inschrift.

      - Schabkunstblatt von Johann Elias Haid nach Gottfried Eichler, dat. 1768, 41 x 32,5 cm. Nicht im APK. - Der Patrizier war auch Ratsherr der Kaiser Franz I. - Unten mit weißen Rand mit geglätteter Faltspur. - Repräsentatives Porträt!

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        Die freye Perspektive, oder Anweisung jeden perspektivischen Aufriß von freyen Stücken und ohne Grundriß zu verfertigen. Zürich. Heidegger. 1759. (18 x 11 cm). (12) 196 (1) S. Mit 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. - Beigebunden: Derselbe. Kurzgefaßte Regeln zu perspectivischen Zeichnungen vermittelst eines zu deren Ausübung so wie auch zu geometrischen Zeichnungen eingerichteten Proportional-Zirkels.

      Augsburg Kletts Wittib 1768 - 32 S. Mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Zu I: Erste Ausgabe seines zweiten Werkes, in dem Lambert die Grundlehren der Zentral- und Parallelprojektion entwickelt. Damit begründet er noch vor Monge die beschreibende Geometrie als eigenständige Disziplin. "Intended for the artist wishing to give a perspective drawing without first having to construct a ground plan, it is nevertheless a masterpiece in descriptive geometry, containing a wealth of geometric discoveries" (DSB). - Poggendorff I, 1355; DSB 7, 599; Steck, Bibliographia Lambertiana I.3; Darmstaedter S. 203. - Zu II: Erste Ausgabe der Anleitung zur Herstellung von geometrischen und perspektivischen Zeichnungen mit Hilfe eines Proportionalzirkels, der von G. F. Brander in Augsburg entwickelt wurde und dessen Anwendungsmöglichkeiten Lambert hier an Beispielen beschreibt. - Steck, Bibliographia Lambertiana I.13; vgl. Druckschriften von G. F. Brander Nr. 16 (2. Auflage). - Exlibris. Text stellenweise etwas gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SELECTA NORIMBERGENSIA oder Sammlung verschiedener kleiner Ausführungen und Urkunden, welche größtentheils bisher noch nicht gedruckt gewesen sind, doch aber vor dienlich angesehen worden, die Geschichte des Burggrafthums und der Stadt Nürnberg in einigen Stucken zu erläutern. Ansbach.

      Anspach, Posch und Haueisen 1768 - 1774, 1768. 376, 366, 356, 336, 360 Seiten Gr.-8°, 3 Halbpergament und 1 Pergamentband, Rückentitel Kanten bestoßen, etwas beschabt, Band 3 ohne Rückentitel Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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        A Six Weeks Tour,

      London: W. Nicoll,, 1768. through the Southern Counties of England and Wales. Describing particularly, I. The present State of Agriculture and Manufactures. II. The different Methods of cultivating the Soil. III. The Success attending some late Experiments on various Grasses, &c. IV. The various Prices of Labour and Privisions. V. The State of the Working Poor in those Counties, wherein the Riots were most remarkable. With Descriptions and Models of such invented Implements of Husbandry as deserve to be generally known: interspersed with Accounts of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, and other Objects worthy of Notice. In several Letters to a Friend. By the Author of the Farmer's Letters. Octavo (199 x 121 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, decorative gilt spine, red morocco label, red speckled edges. Wood-engraved illustrations of farm machinery in the text. 19th-century engraved armorial bookplate of James FitzGerald Bannatyne (1833-1915) JP and Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, of Haldon House, Devon (demolished 1925). Bound without the half-title, corners a little worn, short split at head of joints but a most appealing copy. First edition of Young's second book, following The Farmer's Letters to the People of England (also 1768). "Arthur Young, like Jethro Tull, was a great agricultural reformer whose influence reached far beyond his own country. England, however, with its increased acreage of cultivated land resulting from the enclosure system, and the consequent rise of great landowners and farmers in the eighteenth century, especially welcomed innovations in agricultural methods. Arthur Young applied statistical methods to the study of agriculture, investigating both the statistics of production and the costs of this particular industry. He obtained his information from a series of extensive tours in England, Ireland and France, where he studied the state of agriculture at first hand. These journeys resulted in the publication of about two hundred and fifty books and pamphlets setting out his ideas and theories" (PMM). A very attractive copy of this key text.

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        A New Abridgment of the Law. 5 volume set

      London: J. Worrall & Co., A Shuckburgh, P. Uriel, W Owen, B. White, J. Rivington etc. G : in Good condition plus. Rebound with new eps. Spine lightly scuffed. Scattered foxing. 1768. The Third Edition Corrected, With many additional notes and references. Half-leather tan with brown cover. 350mm x 220mm (14" x 9"). 692pp; 687pp; 823pp; 698pp; 544pp; 12pp [index]. Volumes I to IV published 1768; volume V published 1770 and all printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers. N.B.: Heavy set- shipping supplement applies -please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination. .

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        The poetical works

      Glasgow: printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis. 1768. "4 volumes, 12mo (in 6s), pp. xii, 162; [8], 176; [4], 242, [4], lvi, 195, [3]; engraved frontispiece in each volume (2 folding); full original mottled calf (likely from the Foulis bindery), gilt-decorated spines in 5 compartments, red morocco labels in 1; lightly rubbed, but a very good, sound set. Early ownership signature of Jane Stevenson at the top of each title page; bookplates of the Hope Trust, Edinburgh, and old, small, round accession labels at the gutter base of the front covers. This is the issue with the dagger symbols in the signature marks. Gaskell 481"

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        GENERAL WOLFE'S INSTRUCTIONS TO YOUNG OFFICERS: FIRST EDITION 1768.

      London, printed for J. Millan, 1768.Also his orders for a Battalion and an Army. Together with the orders and signals used in embarking and debarking an army by flat - bottom'd boats, &c. And a Placart to the Canadians, to which is prefixed the resolution of the House of Commons for his monument; and his character, and the dates of all his commissions. Also the duty of an adjutant and quarter - master, &c. FIRST EDITION 1768. Small 8vo, bound in sixes, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6¾ x 4 inches, 2 full page plans, pages: Title page with adverts on verso, ix, [3], 1 - 106, bound in full calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, raised bands to spine, richly gilt in compartments, 2 contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, marbled endpapers. Couple of small light indentations to covers, text clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good plus copy of the first edition in an attractive binding. General James Wolfe (1727 ?" 1759) was a British Army officer, known for his training reforms but remembered chiefly for his victory over the French in Canada and establishing British rule there. This work is divided into 2 halves: the first contains General Wolfe's orders to the troops stationed at various towns in England and Scotland; the second contains his orders to the troops at various stations in Canada. At the head of the volume is a brief biographical sketch and at the end is the text of the placard which Wolfe published on his arrival in the River St. Lawrence, in 1759, requesting the surrender of the Canadians. Sabin, Dictionary of Books Relating to America, No. 104987. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Navis Aeria et elegiarum monobiblos.

      Roma, Giunchi, 1768, - in-8, pp. XVI, 146 (mancano in fine le pp. 147-151 di supplemento, e 1 di errata), leg. p. perg., tit oro al dorso. Edizione originale, rara. Vignetta al titolo (inc. Zaballi), e una tavola incisa in rame che raffigura la navis aeria. Finalini e capilettera xilografici. Poema in esametri latini che descrive un volo immaginario intorno al mondo su una barca che ricorda quella descritta da Francesco Lana nel suo "Prodromo ovvero saggio di alcune invenzioni nuove" del 1670. Brockett 13143. Caproni-Boffito p. 101. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEMOIRES DE CHIRURGIE, avec quelques remarques historiques sur l'Etat de la Medecine & de la Chirurgie en France & en Angleterre.

      London, J. Nourse, 1768.. FIRST EDITION 1768, French text, 2 parts in 2 volumes, complete set. 4to, approximately 260 x 180 mm, 10¼ x 7 inches, 24 fine engraved plates, 2 folding, pages: (10), xvi, (8), xvii, 406, (38); (8), viii, 401-828, (28), 13 - (Appendix), a few errors in pagination but collated and guaranteed complete, bound in contemporary polished calf, triple ruled gilt border to covers, gilt decorated raised bands to spines, richly gilt in compartments, 2 gilt lettered morocco labels, edges and endpapers marbled. Bindings worn and slightly stained, upper hinge cracking at top and bottom on Volume I, lower hinge cracking at top and bottom on Volume II, covers securely attached, spines slightly chipped at head and tail, small leather repair to spine on Volume II, small hole in surface on both covers of Volume I, endpapers, half-titles and title pages lightly browned in margins, a few pages age-browned, occasional brown spot, browning to lower margin of last 2 pages in Volume I, 4 pages foxed in Volume II, contents otherwise very nice. Bindings tight and firm, no loose pages. A good clean set of this work on surgery. Georges Arnaud de Ronsil (1698-1774) had studied medicine at the College de Saint-Come and had later established himself in London where he built up a reputation as a surgeon. The work contains 11 memoires or papers on different surgical subjects. It opens with a short life of William Hunter with translations into French of his papers on hernia and aneurism with 4 splendid plates drawn by Jan van Rymsdyck. There are also papers on testicles, on hermaphrodites with 6 plates devoted to the subject, 2 further papers on aneurisms. 3 deal with surgical instruments, the first of these describes and illustrates on 5 plates a specially designed chair in which the patient is to be strapped for surgery to be performed. See: A Short Title catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Libarary of Medicine, page 19; Bibliotheca Walleriana, compiled by Hans Sallander, Waller 475; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library Volume II, page 58. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Methodus excellentis pietatis indies ardenter Deum tri-unum adorandi dei virgineam matrem honorandi santosque caelites invocandi ... + Preces in processione theophorica ab ecclesia usitatae

      Prag: J. J. Clauser 1768 + J. C. Hraba OKart. mit gemusterten Deckeln, Rückenschildchen, Initialen, Kopf- und Schlussvignetten im Text, 366+43 Seiten, kl. 8°, leicht berieben und bestoßen, Seiten stellenweise etwas beschmutzt, sonst fest, sehr guter Zustand.Christentum, Theologie, Alte Drucke

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        Opuscules de chirurgie

      1768 - 2 parties en 1 volume in-4 de Paris, Guillaume Desprez, 1768-72, , 2 parties en 1 volume in-4 de (8), 253 et (3) pages, puis VIII, 306 et (2) pages, demi-basane à coins de l'époque, dos à nerfs, Première édition de cet important ouvrage dans l'histoire de la neurochirurgie. En effet, dans la première partie, Morand décrit plusieurs observations d'opérations, réalisées par lui-même, sur le cerveau. Notamment, la première opération d'un "abcès au cerveau" réalisée avec succès par Morand par trépanation de la mastoïde (voir Garrison and Morton, 4851). "Surgical drainage of a brain abscess was first performed by the surgeon Morand (1768), who successfully operated in 1752 for a temporosphenoidal abscess. The patient, a monk, had otorrhea followed by a mastoid abscess, which Morand drained." (Garrison/McHenry, p. 402). Le célèbre chirurgien réfléchit aussi aux techniques d'amputation de la cuisse dans son articulation avec l'os de la hanche, expérimentées sur des animaux, et propose de riches remarques sur l'opération de la taille ou sur des interventions chirurgicales suites à des plaies d'armes à feu. Bon exemplaire dans sa reliure d'époque, et à l'intérieur très frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      

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        A VIEW OF THE HARBOUR AND CITY OF THE HAVANA, TAKEN FROM JESU DEL MONTE.

      London: John Bowles [et al], []. 1768 - Engraved view (14 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches), matted (20 x 26 1/2 inches). Plate with mild age toning, but generally very good, clean impression with slight instances of foxing at margins of sheet (not affecting image). A rare mid-18th-century view of Havana and the surrounding landscape and seascape, one of a set of six engraved views of Cuba from the famous SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA. All of these Cuban views were executed by Elias Durnford, an engineer with the British expedition which seized Havana from the Spanish in 1762. The British remained in control for over a year before returning the city to Spain in the Peace of 1763 in exchange for the Floridas. Durnford's views are some of the finest produced of any of the Caribbean islands in the 18th century. The present engraving provides a good view of Havana from the land side, with an expansive pastoral view of fields and palm trees extending to the harbor. Several ships are seen in the harbor itself, with additional lands and the sea beyond found in the distance. The SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA was the brainchild of Thomas Pownall, who served as governor of several British provinces in North America and was himself a capable topographical artist. He commissioned, and in several cases personally drew, scenes in British North America from Quebec to the Caribbean. The views are generally found individually in the marketplace, and the set is best known for the famous Howdell views of New York and the Boston and Charleston panoramas. Originally issued in parts, followed by a single volume with twenty-eight plates, only a few complete sets of the SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA exist. The Cuba views, which are among the rarest, were originally issued in a fascicle of six. The present plate provides one of the finest 18th- century views of Havana. SABIN 77467. HOWES S140. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 106 (for list of the plates in SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA).

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        Gruendliche Anweisung alle Arten von Voegeln zu fangen, einzustellen, abzurichten, zahm zu machen, ihre Eigenschaften zu erkennen, Pastarden zu ziehen, ihnen fremden Gesang zu lernen, und sie zum aus- und einfliegen zu gewöhnen. Nebst Anmerkungen über Hervieur von Canarien Vögeln und Joseph Mitelli Jagdlust.

      Nürnberg, Monath 1768; ca 17x12 cm; (14) 696 (8) Seiten mit gest. Frontispiz und 45 teils gefalteten Kupfertafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit überaus reicher Rückenvergoldung und farbigem Rückenschild (Einband gering bestoßen; fleckenfreies, wohlerhaltenes und sehr dekoratives Exemplar!) Lindner 11.1591.08. Zweite nach Pernaus Tod veröffentlichte Ausgabe. Wöllner: \"Dieses ist das vollständigste Buch von dieser Materie, so wir haben ...\". Versand D: 5,00 EUR Jagd

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

      Göttingen und Gotha: Bey Johann Christian Dieterich 8vo (17.7 cm; 7"). [8] ff., 541 (i.e., 539 ), [1] pp., [7] ff.. 1768 Johann Andreas Murray's German-language translation out of the Swedish of Rosén von Rosenstein's treatise on childhood diseases and their cures (Underrättelser om barn-sjukdomar). This is the "2. verm. und verb. Aufl." Rosén von Rosenstein (1706–73) was a Swedish nobleman, the physician to the king of Sweden, an original member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, and a professor at the University of Uppsala; he published the first edition of this work in 1764, basing it on a series of lectures he had delivered. It is considered one of the most important works in the history of pediatrics and was quickly translated into English, German, French, and Italian. Garrison and Morton say of the first edition in English: "Sir Frederick Still considered this work 'the most progressive which had yet been written;' it gave an impetus to research which influenced the future course of paediatrics." Translator Murray (1740–91) was a Swedish student of Linnaeus and later a professor of botany and medicine at Göttingen. Provenance: Bookplate of Adamus Elias Schmidt, dated 1784. Early 19th-century signature of a Philadelphia doctor (erased) at top of title-page. Contemporary half calf, well worn: leather dry and gone to red with joint leather lost, cords holding, paper of covers worn through to boards in some places. Text with age-toning. Not a pretty copy but complete, and solid for now. Housed in a red cloth clamshell case.

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        LETTERS FROM A FARMER IN PENNSYLVANIA, TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE BRITISH COLONIES

      Philadelphia: Printed by David Hall and William Sellers, 1768. Antique-style three-quarter speckled calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Contemporary notation on titlepage, minor loss to top outer corner, slightly affecting one letter. Light foxing, otherwise very good. Second Philadelphia edition, printed the same year as the first. First published in three Pennsylvania newspapers in December of the preceding year, Dickinson's LETTERS... were reprinted whole or in part in virtually every other newspaper in the English Colonies. In book form, almost a dozen different printings appeared in the next half decade, and Howes characterizes this work as the "earliest serious study into colonial legal rights." "The LETTERS, although very pacific in tone, showed wide knowledge both of the practical economics of the situation and of the broad legal principles underlying English liberty and created a deep impression here and abroad" - DAB. Only a handful of copies in ESTC. EVANS 10879. HOWES D329. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 54b. SABIN 20044. ESTC W31741.

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        L'homme aux quarante écus.

      Sans lieu et sans nom, 1768. - In-8°, [2ff.]-119p. Contrefaçon parue la même année que l'originale et établie sur la seconde édition de Genève (avec errata corrigé). [Bengesco 1480]. Nom de possesseur en page de faux-titre, autrement très bel exemplaire, sous sa couverture d'attente de l'époque. Brochure d'attente muette, avec titre manuscrit sur loe premier plat.

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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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        THE NARRATIVE OF THE HONOURABLE JOHN BYRON (Commodore in a Late Expedition round the World) CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT DISTRESSES SUFFERED BY HIMSELF AND HIS COMPANIONS ON THE COAST OF PATAGONIA, FROM THE YEAR 1740, TILL THEIR ARRIVAL IN ENGLAND, 1746. WITH A DESCRIPTION OF ST. JAGO DE CHILI, AND THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE INHABITANTS. ALSO A RELATION OF THE LOSS OF THE WAGER MAN OF WAR, ONE OF ADMIRAL ANSON'S SQUADRON. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, AND NOW FIRST PUBLISHED.

      S. Baker and G. Leigh,, London: 1768 - [i]-viii; [1]-257 pp. First edition; text in English. Engraved frontispiece; [i]-viii; [1]-257 pp. Tissue guard after frontis with title page pristine. Internally clean throughout; 3/4 brown leather binding; raised cords; gilt spine stamping. Book plate coat of arms: Sir Henry Joseph Lynch (Semper Fidelis). Hinges showing wear yet binding tight. Evidence of tape at tail of spine. See additional images provided. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 volumes bound in contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines; the plate volume in modern cloth.

      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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        Nouveau traité du pouls

      1768 - de XLVI, (2), 280 pages puis Amsterdam et Paris, Vincent, 1768, in-12, de XLVI, (2), 280 pages puis (6) pages de catalogue du libraire Vincent, pleine basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs onré, tranches rouges, signet, Première édition qui développe l'article "Pouls" que Menuret avait publié dans le volume 13 de l'Encyclopédie en 1765. Celui-ci reçut un excellent accueil de la critique du temps. Dans ce traité à la démarche comparative moderne (l'auteur n'entend pas fonder de nouvelles théories médico-physiologiques sur la compréhension et le fonctionnement du pouls chez les êtres vivants), l'auteur "présente, tant sur le plan historique que pratique, les différents courants de la shygmologie européenne et la connaissances des pouls provenant de la médecine chinoise, qu'il privilégie sur de nombreux points, particulièrement en ce qui concerne son adaptation aux saisons et aux climats. Bien qu'on aperçoive nettement sa prédilection pour la méthode de Bordeau et pour la sphygmologie chinoise, c'est sans doute un des rares ouvrages dans lequel l'approche comparatiste est raisonnablement construite, avec une recherche des similitudes et des divergences, sans caricature, ni opinion outrancière" (Eric Marié, Le diagnostic par les pouls en Chine et en Europe, 2011, p. 349). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Briefe antiquarischen Inhalts: [griechisch. (Mehr ein Schmuckstück für den Augenblick als ein Besitz für alle Zeit -)]. Erster (- Zweyter) Theil. In einem Band. Mit zwei Kupfertafeln (A.TISCHBEIN del., J.W.MEIL sc.).

      bey Friedrich Nikolai, Berlin 1768 - 1768 – 1769. (3) Bll., 256 S.; Titel, 276 S. Halblederband d.Zt. auf fünf Bünden mit zwei farb. Rückenschilden und –vergoldung. Etwas berieben, a.d. Kapitalen restauriert. Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke IV,414, 109; Muncker S.415f. u. 418 [Muncker identifiziert drei Drucke von Bd.1: a) auf schlechtem Papier und mit zahlreichen Druckfehlern, b) auf „schönes römisches Schreibpapier gedruckt“ und „Fehler in den ersten Bogen verbessert“, c) dito, aber weiter verbessert und zusätzlich ein Bl. „Druckfehlerverzeichnis“. Unser Exemplar ist b)]; Dorn, Meil 234-235). – Die drei ersten Bll. in Bd.1 im Rand etwas fleckig, sonst sauber, Bd.2 leicht gebräunt. Innendeckel mit Schabspur, weißer Vorsatz vorn mit alt hinterlegtem Abschnitt oben. Marmorierte Vorsätze. Die Briefe sind der Ausgangspunkt von LESSINGs zweitem großen Gelehrtenstreit nach dem mit S.G.LANGE 1754. Der damals berühmte und wohl ausgesprochen eitle Hallenser Altphilologen CHRISTIAN AUGUST KLOTZ (Bischofswerda 1738 – 1771 Halle), Herausgeber der 1767 gegründeten Deutschen Bibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften, hatte LESSINGs Laokoon sehr positiv rezensiert, worauf dieser aber nicht geantwortet hatte. Als KLOTZ dann in einer Schrift Über den Nutzen und Gebrauch der alten geschnittenen Steine (Altenburg 1768) gegen den Laokoon polemisierte und sein Anhänger J.J.DUSCH im Reichspostreuter verkündete, KLOTZ habe LESSING eines unverzeihlichen Fehlers überführt, veröffentlichte dieser zu Verteidigung und Angriff die Briefe. Zwar bezieht sich LESSING im ersten Brief auf DUSCH, aber KLOTZ erkannte gleich: „Diese Briefe sind gegen mich . gerichtet: ich würde sagen: wieder mein Buch von dem Gebrauch und Nutzen der alten geschnittenen Steine, wenn mir die persöhnlichen Beleidigungen, die Zudringlichkeit, der Stil, der oft mehr, als bloß satyrisch ist, kurz der Ton, welcher uns, wieder unsern Willen, an den Verfasser des Vademecum für Hr.LANGEn zu denken zwingt, dieses zu sagen erlaubten.“ (Deutsche Bibibliothek der schönen Wissenschaften, 1768, Bd.7, S.465). HERDER erinnerte sich später: „Kein Zeitungsblatt erschien damals, in dem nicht die muthwilligen Knaben kamen und auch Leßing! einen Kahlkopf schalten [vgl. meine Beschreibung zu No.1639]; da schickte er endlich zwei Bären über sie [die beiden Bände der Briefe], die zerrißen den Hauptknaben und jagten die übrigen in ihre Löcher und Winkel.“ (Im Nachruf auf LESSING, zuerst im Teutschen Merkur 1781). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE ANCIENT AND PRESENT STATE OF GLOCESTERSHIRE [Gloucestershire] . Second Edition. Illustrated with seventy-three copper-plates, Containing a Map of the County, a Plan and Prospect of the City, a View of the Cathedral, Sixty One Seats, and Three Hundred and Twenty Coats of Arms, of the Nobility and Gentry residing in the County at the Time of the first Publication.

      T. Spilsbury for W. Herbert 2nd edition., London 1768 - Double-page copper-plate bird's eye views (61 complete) of estates in Gloucestershire by J. Kip + double-page map of the county, plan & view of Gloucester City, and cathedral view + 8 single page plates with 320 small coats of arms. Folio half brown calf and cloth sides with spine gilt titled (tips leather worn, spine rubbed & bottom edge shelf wear). Titlepage with decorative woodcut + [6]pp Preface & Advertisement +[16]pp coats of arms printed one side only + [2]pp author's epitaph and plate list + double-page Map of Glostershire +452pp + [6]pp Index. Ex-library with bookplate of Cheltenham Library Reference Department to pastedown + partially legible stamp of "Glos. Withd** for sale" to free endpaper. Light stain to top margin of title and 3/4-inch circular library stamp at foot, neat manuscript shelf mark & date on blank verso. The same small round purple stamp neatly placed on top corner margin & blank verso of each plate, first preface page & last index page also stamped in margin. Printer's smudge of print-ink to the title-panel of Hales Abbey plate, and an old marginal repair without loss to the plate of Knole. One of 2 Henbury plates which should be at p248 has been placed at p218. All plates on good thick quality paper with broad margins, beautifully printed and stubbed out from gutter so the plates lie flat when opened. Stubbing paper rather browned and in some cases with narrow brown offset to text in gutter area, but front of plates only rarely affected. All plates present and text complete, no foxing, paper crisp and pages well attached, in sound if unexciting early 20th century half-leather binding. *Complete copy of one of the best illustrated county histories of England with good wide margins. 1 volume.

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        STORIA DELLE PERSECUZIONI DELLA CHIESA DI GESU' CRISTO che ha patito nelli due primi secoli dalla infedeltà degli ebrei e idolatri, delle vessazioni che la medesima chiesa ha sofferte dall'eresie e da scismi. Opera divisa in due volumi. Tomo primo (e secondo).

      stamperia di Francesco Nantes,, Macerata, 1768 - 2 voll. in-4, pp. (8), 389; (4), 303, leg. m. pelle coeva con tass. e tit. oro ai d., piatti in cart. dec. Tagli marmorizz. Rara opera sulle persecuzioni subite dai cristiani partendo dall'episodio di Erode fino al primo Concilio Ecumenico Niceno. Scritta da anonimo autore è censita in una sola biblioteca italiana. Dif. ai dorsi e legg. allentate le cerniere. All'interno fresco e marginoso esempl. [342]

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        Die ganze Natürliche Weisheit im Privatstande der gesitteten Bürger

      Gedruckt in Altona bei Spieringks Witwe, Halle 1768 - 184 S. Pbd. d. Zt., Beschabt und Rücken mit Fehlstellen.Basedows Sittenlehre als Methodenbuch für (junge) Erwachsene. In Paragraphen gehaltene kurze Abhandlungen über Tugenden, Laster und deren Überwindung. Seltene erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mahrenholz]
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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.

      Printed for S. Baker, G. Leigh and T. Davies., London 1768 - With a DESCRIPTION of St. JAGO De CHILI, and the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants. Also a Relation of the Loss of the WAGER Man of war, one of Admiral Anson's Sqadron. Written By Himself And Now First Published.Modern gilt titled and gilt decorated spine, with five raised bands. Gilt top edge. Modern decorated endpapers. viii, 257pp.+ title page and engraved frontispiece. Printed for S. Baker and G.Leigh, in York Street; and T. Davies, in Russel Street, Covent-garden. Slight foxing to reverse side and edge of offset frontispiece. Exquisitely bound by Brian Frost & Company, Bath, in modern crimson half crushed morocco. A few minor spots and shadowing at the top of the last three pages. Size: 8vo - 21x13.5cm [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Banfield House Booksellers]
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        An Account of Corsica, The Journal of a Tour to that Island and memoirs of Pascal Paoli

      Printed for E. and C. Dilly, London 1768 - The Second edition, with half title. Variant that has Appendix listed in Contents at p. 141 instead of correctly at p. 241. Engraved title-page, large fold-out map of Corsica. xxii, [ii], 384 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-7/8 x 6-7/8 inches). ESTC T26158 ; Pottle 24; Tinker 322 Boards, uncut. Spine quite worn Engraved title-page, large fold-out map of Corsica. xxii, [ii], 384 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-7/8 x 6-7/8 inches) The Second edition, with half title. Variant that has Appendix listed in Contents at p. 141 instead of correctly at p. 241.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Works of Shakespeare, from Mr. Pope's Edition

      Printed and fold by Robert Martin, et al 1768 - Octavo. Full maroon calf, black and maroon leather spine labels, spines richly stamped in gilt; all edges stained red. Very good (minor rubbing; small snag at top of spine on volume 4 and volume 9). An attractive set. 9 volumes complete. Alexander Pope's edition of Shakespeare first appeared in 1725. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        An account of the manners and customs of Italy; with observations on the mistakes of some travellers, with regard to that country. 2 Bände.

      - London, T. Davis, L. Davis & C. Rymers, 1768. XVI, 317 S.; VII, 330 S. Leder d. Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung u. roten Rückenschildern, Rücken leicht berieben u. an den Kapitalen mit winzigen Einrissen. Erste Ausgabe. - Gegenschrift zu Samuel Sharps "Letters of Italy" (London 1767). "Sharps Buch (ist) eines der persönlichsten und eigenwilligsten Werke, die von einem Engländer dieser Zeit geschrieben wurden . Seine wenig liebenswürdigen Ausführungen hatten ein literarisches Nachspiel zur Folge, indem sich Joseph (eigentlich Giuseppe) Baretti . erheblich über Sharp ärgerte und zur Verteidigung seines Landes den 'Account of the manners and customs of Italy' schrieb. Baretti nimmt hier die Einseitigkeiten Sharps eine nach der anderen vor und sucht sie zu widerlegen. Seine Schrift, die aus dem englischen Urtext auch ins Italienische übersetzt wurde, erlangte große Verbreitung und ist auch heute noch geeignet, dem Besucher Italiens Aufschluß über manche Eigenheiten der Italiener zu geben, die ihm nicht ohne weiteres verständlich sein können" (Schudt S. 95). - Gebräunt. - Pine-Coffin 768; Schudt 95 u. 400; Griep/Luber 0073; Cox I,138; Wiese/Percopo 586 f.- Mit dem Exlibris des Germanisten und Literaturwissenschaftlers Victor Lange, der zuletzt in Princeton gelehrt hat. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Consult Ulrich Keip]
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        A VIEW OF THE HARBOUR AND CITY OF THE HAVANA, TAKEN FROM JESU DEL MONTE

      London: John Bowles [et al], 1768. Plate with mild age toning, but a generally very good, clean impression with slight instances of foxing at margins of sheet (not affecting image). A rare mid-18th-century view of Havana and the surrounding landscape and seascape, one of a set of six engraved views of Cuba from the famous SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA. All of these Cuban views were executed by Elias Durnford, an engineer with the British expedition which seized Havana from the Spanish in 1762. The British remained in control for over a year before returning the city to Spain in the Peace of 1763 in exchange for the Floridas. Durnford's views are some of the finest produced of any of the Caribbean islands in the 18th century. The present engraving provides a good view of Havana from the land side, with an expansive pastoral view of fields and palm trees extending to the harbor. Several ships are seen in the harbor itself, with additional lands and the sea beyond in the distance. The SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA was the brainchild of Thomas Pownall, who served as governor of several British provinces in North America and was himself a capable topographical artist. He commissioned, and in several cases personally drew, scenes in British North America from Quebec to the Caribbean. The views are generally found individually in the marketplace, and the set is best known for the famous Howdell views of New York and the Boston and Charleston panoramas. Originally issued in parts, followed by a single volume with twenty-eight plates, only a few complete sets of the SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA exist. The Cuba views, which are among the rarest, were originally issued in a fascicle of six. The present plate provides one of the finest 18th-century views of Havana. SABIN 77467. HOWES S140. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 106 (for list of the plates in SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        "The lady's preceptor, or, a letter to a young lady of distinction upon politeness. Taken from the French of the Abbe' d'Ancourt, and adapted to the religion, customs, and manners of the English nation...The seventh edition"

      Birmingham: "printed by R. Martin, wtih Mr. Baskerville's Types, for Edward Johnson". 1768. "8vo, pp. [8], 72; full modern brown morocco, gilt-paneled spine in 6 compartments, black morocco label in 1; early inscription from a mother in the top margin of the title page dated 1822; a fine copy. Printed with Baskerville's types. Contains sections of 'Behavior at Church,' 'Whispering and Laughing in Company,' 'Self-Conceit and Love of Vanity,' 'The Choice of Entertainment of Books,' and 'Behavior at Assemblies, Operas, and Plays' to name a few, with each section divided by ornamental rules. Gaskell notes the use of four different units of a 'frond' ornament, that does not appear on Baskerville's or Martin's own specimens. Gaskell Add. 5 noting the sixth edition, to which this seems to be identical. "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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