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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 .". 0,000 gr. Jagd

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günther Trauzettel]
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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]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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      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).

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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. "

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        An introduction to the law relative to trials at nisi prius.

      Dublin: Elizabeth Watts 8vo (20.7 cm, 8.1"). [4], iv, 470, [2 (adv.)] pp.. 1768 First Irish edition, following the London first of the previous year, which in turn was based on Buller and Bathurst's 1760 Institute of the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius. The materials that formed the basis of this work, attributed here to "a learned Judge," were originally compiled by Earl Henry Bathurst for his private use; his labors were adapted and incorporated into a more widely published form by Sir Francis Buller. The sections cover actions founded upon torts and upon contracts, injuries affecting personal property and real property, criminal prosecutions relative to civil rights, "evidence in general," and "General Matters relative to Trials." The Introduction was published by => Elizabeth Watts, later Lynch, the widow and successor of bookseller Richard Watts; the volume opens and closes with advertisements for other legal works either at the press or just published by Watts. This edition is uncommon: ESTC and WorldCat locate only eight U.S. institutional holdings. Recent quarter calf and marbled paper–covered boards, spine with raised bands and gilt-stamped title. Pages faintly age-toned, with occasional mild to moderate spotting. One leaf with paper flaw affecting a few letters, without loss of sense. A solid, comfortable copy of a significant legal work.

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        Corse. Recueil de 29 ordonnances, édits du roi, arrêts du conseil d'Etat, déclarations du roi, lettres patentes sur la Corse, accompagnés de 58 feuillets manuscrits.

      1768-1774 1768 - 1 fort volume in-4, vélin de l'époque. Le retour de la Corse à la France. Exceptionnel recueil de pièces imprimées et manuscrites illustrant le retour puis l'installation du pouvoir royal en Corse après la cession de la Corse par les Génois et la défaite de Paoli. 29 ordonnances, arrêts, édits imprimés à Bastia chez Sébastien François Batini (détail sur demande). On trouve en tête du volume 80 pages manuscrites, d'une belle écriture, donnant la distance entre différentes villes de Corse (2 pp.), la traduction en italien de l'original français du traité de 1768 signé à Versailles avec la République de Gênes (5 pp.), différents manuscrits fixant les tarifs journaliers des tailleurs de pierre, maçons, couvreur, menuisier, employés pour les travaux du roi ; des règles de procédure ; le traitement des prisonniers ; entretien des auditoires des prisons ; frais divers ; coût du papier ; tarifs pour l'exécuteur de la haute justice (pour trancher la tête, 100, pour brûler, 50) ; etc. A la fin du volume, 36 pages manuscrites : État des Communautés, villages et hameaux de l'Isle de Corse, avec leur distance tant de la paroisse que du lieu où est établie la juridiction. Ordonnances de Louis XV pour l'instruction des Procédures Criminelles en Corse. Toulon, J. L. Mailard, 1768. In-4 de 64 pp. Ordonnance de Louis XV portant règlement par rapport à l'administration du Temporel & des Bénéfices de l'Isle de Corse, pendant leur Vacance. Paris, Veuve Simon et fils, 1769. In-4 de 14 pp. Ordonnance du Roi pour la Juridiction Ecclésiastique dans l'Isle de Corse. S.l.n.d. [1769]. In-4 de 22 pp. La page de titre manque. Ordonnance du Roi sur la Déclaration faite par le Clergé de France, de ses sentiments touchant la puissance eccxlésiastique. Pages 23 à 28. Edit du Roi pour la reconnoissance de la Noblesse dans l'Isle de Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1770. In-4 de 15 pp. Edit du Roi pour fixer le Dénier de la Constitution dans l'Isle de Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1770. In-4 de 8 pp. Edit du Roi portant règlement pour la précédure civile, les actes des notaires, et les frais de Justice en Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1771. In-4 de 33 pp. Nombreux commentaires manuscrits. Ordonnance du Roi concernant la juridiction des podestats, la Police et l'Administration municipale des villes et communautés de l'Isle de Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1771. In-4 de 36 pp. Exemplaire sur papier fort. Edit du Roi concernant les Mésus chmpestres et la Police des capagnes en Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1771. In-4 de 18 pp. Arrest du conseil d'État du Roi portant réglement pour l'augmentation, la consommation, et le commerce des bestiaux en Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1771. In-4 de 14 pp. Arrêt du conseil d'État du Roi portant réglement sur la nourriture et entretien des enfants trouvés. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1774. In-4 de 9 pp. Edit du Roi portant création de quatre juntes nationales et d'une jurisdiction prévôtale contre les bandits et fugitifs en Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1772. In-4 de 39 pp. Extraits d'ordonnances du Roi. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1772. In-4 de 11 pp. Arrêt du conseil d'État du Roi concernant la subvention en Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1772. In-4 de 25 pp. Arrêt du conseil d'État du Roi portant imposition pour les logemens de gens de guerre en Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1772. In-4 de 17 pp. Arrêt du conseil d'État du Roi portant réglement pour les chemins de Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1772. In-4 de 15 pp. Arrêt du conseil d'État du Roi qui réunit la Pieve de Peri à celle de la Mezzana. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1772. In-4 de 9 pp. Arrêt du conseil d'État du Roi concernant les Assemblées générales et particulières de la Nation Corse. Bastia, Sébastien François Batini, 1772. In-4 de 19 pp. Déclaration du Roi qui trasfera à la Mezzana le siège de la junte de Guagno, et à Talla celui d

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        Disputationum juris variarum ad interpretationum regiarum legum regni Castellae, et illis similium, tam ex jure neapolitano, quam ex utroque communi civili & canonico.

      Valentiae: ex typographia Benedicti Monfort Folio (30.5 cm; 11.75"). 2 vols. I: [7] ff., 590 pp. II: [4] ff., 416, lxxxvi pp.. 1768 Spain's empire in the 16th and the first half of the 17th centuries included not only the bulk of the New World, island nations of the Pacific, and entrepots in Africa and Asia, but also the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, parts of Germany and France, and most of Italy including Naples. In this work Carleval (1576–1645) studies the administration of justice, judges, civil procedure, canon law, Spanish law and law in general in the Spanish kingdom of Naples. Includes decisions of the Sacro Regio Consiglio and an index. Title-page in black and red; text printed in double-column format in roman and italic. Contemporary vellum over paste boards with remnants of ties; vellum of the back cover of vol. I and front cover of vol. II rodent-gnawed along fore-edge with loss of vellum exposing the boards. Front hinges (inside) of of both volumes mostly open but text blocks still adhering nicely to binding. Occasional age-toning. Good++.

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        [drop-title] Carta pastoral, que el Ilmo. Sr. Dr. D. Diego Rodriguez Rivas, y Velasco, escribió á las religiosas de su obispado de Guadalaxara, con el motivo de la real cedula expedida por S.M. en el real sitio del Pardo à 19. de marzo de 1768. à fin de preservar del contagio del fanatismo à las religiosas de su filiacion.

      [Puebla]: No publisher/printer Small 4to (19.5 cm; 7.75" ). [1] f., 37, [1 (blank)] pp.. [1768] Bishop Rodriguez of Guadalajara issues this pastoral letter to the nuns of his diocese and incorporates the royal decree mentioned in the title, in which the king counsels nuns to close their ears to the seditious talk of the century and close their eyes to similar writings. This is a reference to Enlgihtenment-era "enthusiasm," i.e., "vain belief of private revelation.” The bishop gives his interpretation of what the king means and then expands on the abilities or, rather, the inabilities of nuns. For example, "Ninguna de . . . [Uds.] ha sido criada por Dios para el govierno de algun Reyno, Provincia, o Ciudad, y assi todas deben creerse incapaces, de hacer cosa acertada en la direccion, y el govierno, si las pusiessen en el" (p. 28). Contemporary multi-colored wrappers of a sponged pattern, in shades of rose, blue, and green, with some purple and white. => An unusual decorative paper wrapper. A clean, very good copy.

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        Il Cavalier del Naso poemetto di noto autore Milanese.

      8vo (63 x 113 mm). Venice: Il Graziosi, 1768. 8vo (63 x 113 mm). 30 pp. Woodcut title vignette, passe-partout initial, typographic headpiece and quarter-borders. Modern boards. Provenance: Luigi Vittorio Fossati Bellani, the noted bibliographer, with his bookplate. Only edition. The nose and its talents are the heroes of this poem in versi sciolti. This tribute to the sense of smell, reflecting a literary vogue for elevated verse parody in the Italian settecento, is dedicated "all'ordine chiarissimo di tutte quante le tabacchiere," but snuff and tobacco are mentioned only briefly. To the same author are attributed other satires, notably I Nei ("moles" or birthmarks, 1768, an imitation of Giuseppe Parini), and Il cavalier del dente (1767, from the same press of Antonio Graziosi). Not in Melzi or Passano. No copies on line or recorded at auction.

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        Briefe des Herrn von Montesquieu an verschiedene Freunde in Italien, nebst den Anmerkung des französischen Herausgebers. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. mit gestochener Titelvignette u. zahlreichen, einfachen Zierleisten im Text

      Leipzig: Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius 1768 - GLDr. der Zeit mit ornamentaler Rückengoldprägung, Besitzerschildchen auf dem Rücken und Hinterdeckel, roter Schnitt und gemusterte Vorsätze, [3]+IV-LX+[4]+312 Seiten, 12°, Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz, mehrfach gestempelt (auf Titelblatt und anderen Seiten), einfache Zierleisten und Initialen im Text, leicht berieben und bestoßen, Rückenvergoldung leicht abgeblättert; ab und zu Wurmfraßspuren auf beiden Außengelenken, ganz leicht gelockert, innen frisch und unbeschädigt, sehr guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de

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        Nouveaux Voyages aux Indes Occidentales

      1768 - BOSSU, Jean Bernard. Nouveaux Voyages aux Indes Occidentales. Paris: Le Jay, 1768. Two volumes bound in one. 12mo, contemporary full mottled calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, red and blue morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $2500.Second edition (published the same year as the exceptionally scarce first edition, of which Sabin found no record), with four engraved plates.“A collection of 21 letters written by Bossu, a French army officer, telling of his life and travels from 1751 to 1762 in the vast Louisiana country to as far north as Fort Chartres in what is now Illinois, and as far east as the French post at Mobile. Bossu wrote well and his letters not only give an interesting picture of life and travels in the Mississippi Valley and the Mobile country to the east at the beginning of the second half of the 18th century, but incorporated also are many sketches of events of the preceding years. Bossu came to New Orleans only 33 years or so after its founding and only 80 years after La Salle’s journey down the Mississippi, and first- and secondhand recollections were still fresh” (Streeter III:1518). “For comments, too critical of the ministry, Bossu was imprisoned and his book banned for a while in France; this probably accounts for the scarcity of the first edition, of which Sabin found no record” (Howes B626). Sabin 6465. Graff 361. Plates and text very clean, only minor wear to handsome contemporary calf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Poems. In Two [Four] Volumes. By Several Hands.

      London: Printed for G. Pearch. 1770 1768 - FIRST EDITION. 4 volumes. 8vo, 178 x 113 mms., pp. [iv], 323 [324 adverts];[iv], 320; [iv], 324 [325 - 328 index]; [iv], 323 [324 blank, 325 - 328 index], including half-title in each volume, engraved vignette on each title-page, and engraved head-piece for first poem in each volume, attractively bound in full contemporary polished calf, spines gilt in compartments to a lyre and urn motif, red and olive morocco labels, armorial bookplate of Edward Parker, Browsholme, Yorkshire on the front paste-down end-paper of each volume. Edward Parker (1730-1794) was Bowbearer of the Forest of Bowland married Barbara Fleming in 1750, daughter and co-heiress of Sir William Fleming of Rydal Hall, Westrnorland. Pearch's Collection is almost a piracy, at least in format and bookstyle, of Dodsley's very successful A Collection of Poems. By Several Hands, first published in 1748. The Monthly Review commented that the volumes were a "continuation of Mr. Dodsley's plan, but without his judgment. Many trifling and injudicious performances are recorded here, which ought to have rested in the oblivion which had overtaken them." The Critical Review asserted that the collection and Pearch's choice was "not al all inferior in beauty, sentiment, genius, versification, or any other excellence, to those pieces contained in the collection which they are intended to continue." Michael J. Suarez, "The Production and Consumption of the Eighteenth-Century Poetic Miscellany," in Books and their Reader in Eighteenth-Century England: New Essays, ed. Isabel Rivers (2001). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Considérations sur les corps organisés, où l'on traite de leur origine, de leur développement, de leur réproduction, &c

      1768 - 2 tomes reliés en un vol. de Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1768, in-8, 2 tomes reliés en un vol. de LX, 234 ; XVI, 280 pp., plein veau marbré, dos orné à nerfs, tranches rouges, Seconde édition. L'un des ancêtres de la biologie moderne, aussi remarquable par ses expériences que par ses vues théoriques, Bonnet exerça une profonde influence sur les naturalistes de son temps. Il avait imaginé une série de germes et de corpuscules organiques, faute de pouvoir expliquer mécaniquement la formation des êtres organisés. Traitant, tome II, p.219, des 'Sources de la ressemblance des Enfans à leur parens', Bonnet écrit : "Il ne faut pas croire que le Germe ait très en petit tous les traits qui caractérisent la Mère comme Individu. Le Germe porte l'empreinte originelle de l'Espèce, et non celle de l'Individualité. C'est très en petit un Homme, un Cheval, un Taureau, &c. mais, ce n'est pas un certain Homme, un certain Cheval, un certain Taureau, &c.". Cette seconde édition, où les fautes signalées par l'errata ont été corrigées, comporte pour la première fois la préface, de quarante pages, des célèbres 'Contemplations de la nature', qui analyse ces considérations. Coiffes un peu fatiguées, extrémités frottées, les deux coins de queue restaurés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biblia, Das ist: die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Verdeutschung D. Martin Luthers. Samt dessen Vorreden über das Alte und Neue Testament. Mit vorgesetzten kurzen Inhalt und Abtheilung eines jeden Capitels und kettenweise an einander hangenden sehr vielen Concordanzen oder gleichen Schrift-Stellen. Nach denen ältesten und neuesten Editionen ausgefertiget, und von allen Druck-Fehlern gesäubert. Auch am Ende mit Christlichen Gebetern versehen und vermehret.

      Bremen: Hermann Christop Jani, 1768. 7 Bll. Vorrede, 1 Bl. Doct. Tilemanni Heshusii nachdenkliches Urtheil, 1096 S., 324 S., 8 Bll. Epistel und Gebete; 8°, gebunden, blingeprägter Ganzledereinband der Zeit auf 7 Bünden, 2 Schließen, je 4 Beschläge; umlaufender, gepunzter Goldschnitt; Rücken und Vorderdeckel mit Spur von Wurmfraß, kleinere Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen. Auf 3 leeren Blatt Geburten von alter Hand vermerkt (bis 1784). Ingesamt wohlerhalten. /vitrine Versand D: 5,90 EUR

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        Hamburgische Dramaturgie. Erster (- Zweyter) Band. In zwei Bänden. Mit zwei gestochenen Titelvignetten (J.W.MEIL inv. et sc.).

      in Commission bey J.H. Cramer, in Bremen, Hamburg 1768 - (1768 – 1769). Titel, (4) Bll. „Ankündigung“, 415, (1) S.; Titel, 410 S. Halblederbände (um 1880) mit Rückenschild, -vergoldung und Zierbünden. Leicht berieben. Erste Ausgabe; „Ankündigung“ zweiter, sonst erster Druck (Goedeke IV,404,103; Muncker 408 u. 416; Dorn, Meil 232/3). – Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, teils etwas stockfleckig, Verfassername handschriftl. alt a.d. zweiten Titel ergänzt. „Die berühmteste deutschsprachige Sammlung von Rezensionen und dramaturgischen Reflexionen umfaßt den Zeitraum vom 1.Mai bis zum 27.Oktober 1767 (Erster Band) und vom 3.November 1767 bis zum 19.April 1768 (Zweiter Band). . Veröffentlicht wurde das Werk zwischen dem 22. April 1767 und dem 26.März 1769 in bogenweise gedruckten Stücken. Der zeitliche Widerspruch erklärt sich daraus, daß das ‚Hamburgische Nationaltheater’, . LESSINGs Wirkungsstätte als Dramaturg, am 22.April 1767 mit dem Trauerspiel Olint und Sophronia von J.F.V.CRONEGK eröffnet wurde, zu welchem Anlaß LESSING die Ankündigung schrieb. . Das Theater meldete am 3.März 1769 Konkurs an . LESSING verlor sein Vermögen und mußte zur Deckung seiner Schulden seine Bibliothek versteigern lassen.“ (HAB Ausstellungs-Kat. 38, S.125). Die Entwicklung des deutschen Theaters verdankt dem Unternehmen dennoch entscheidende Impulse. „. gerade dieses – noch – mißlungene Projekt eines ‚Nationaltheaters’ ermutigte die in den siebziger Jahren des 18.Jhdts verstärkt einsetzenden Bemühungen um ein von den wirtschaftlichen Risiken der reisenden Schauspielergesellschaft befreites stehendes Theater, . Für die von HERIBERT VON DALBERG begründete ‚Nationalschaubühne’ in Mannheim versuchte SCHILLER einen dem LESSINGschen Unternehmen bis in Einzelheiten entsprechenden, wenn auch erfolglosen Plan einer Mannheimer Dramaturgie zu verwirklichen, die in Gestalt einer dramaturgischen Monatsschrift das ‚ganze System dieser Kunst’ kritisch entwickeln sollte. Ebenso wirkte GOETHE, von 1791 – 1817 Leiter des Weimarer Hoftheaters, im Sinne der von LESSING eröffneten Theaterreform.“ (KNLL 10,317). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Analyse des Infiniment Petits Par M le Marquis de l'Hôpital Suivie d'un nouveau Commentaire pour l'intelligence des endroits les plus difficiles de cet Ouvrage. Par M. l'Abbé de la Caille

      Moutard, Paris 1768 - Paris, Moutard, 1768. 8vo, pp [4], xxxi, [1], 380, Première édition parisienne, édité l'année précédente à Avignon ou l'Hopital était professeur en physique. Illusté de 7 planches dépliantes. Le premier livre en français à traiter de calcul différentiel 1 vol volumes. A bit of wear and abrasion to upper joint, else a very good clean copy, Contemporary calf binding wtih marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Shakespeare, from Mr. Pope's Edition

      Birmingham: 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.

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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]. xv, [1], 134, [2] p. (signatures: a-b4, B-S4), [2] leaves of plates, portraits; 26.5 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 are engraved by Grignian from Vertue's drawings. Bound in recent full leather by Hope Bindery, Jim Dimarcantonio; very good. Stock#OB643.

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        Fabulae Aesopiae, Curis Posterioribus, Omnes Fere, Emendate: Accesserunt Plus Quam CLXX Novae.

      Mannheim: Academicis, 1768. hardcover. very good(+). Edited by Franc. Josephi Desbillons. Illustrated with fine copperplate engravings. 2 volumes bound in 1, very thick small 8vo, 3/4 vellum (corners a bit tattered), 615 pages, top edge red, rubricated edges. Mannheim: Academicis, 1768. a Very good (+) copy.

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        An Essay on the Opera, 1768

      Edinburgh: R. Urie, Glasgow, 1768. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1768. No inscriptions. English translation of the book originally written in Italian, [Algarotti 1712-1764], this is the Second UK Edition published in Glasgow the year after the first English edition was published in London. A rare book found only in a handful of libraries around the world and even fewer private collections. Dedicated to William Pitt. Musical Composition; Of the Recitative, and Singing; Of the Dances; Of the Scenery; Of the Structure of the Theatres and more. Quarter black leather & tan binding. Contents are near fine/strong, clean & tight; not foxed; with wear/rubbing to spine/boards/corners, & a small indentation to front board which is size of pen head. Gilt titles & ruled bands to spine. Algarotti is considered the preeminent critic of early Opera. Cean & tight with normal wear as per age. 182pp. A VERY SCARCE BOOK

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        A Six Weeks Tour, 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.

      London: W. Nicoll, 1768 - Octavo (199 x 121 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, decorative gilt spine, red morocco label, red speckled edges. 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. Wood-engraved illustrations of farm machinery in the text. 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. Einaudi 6097; Goldsmiths' 10407; Higgs 4283; PMM 214. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Account of Corsica. The Journal of a Tour to that Island and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli

      London Edward and Charles Dilly [printed for] 1768. G : in good condition. Hinge joints cracked. Front hinge weak. Contemporary previous owner's inscription and date to fep. Heraldic bookplate and inscription to front pastedown Second Edition Brown hardback leather cover 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxii, 384pp. Engraved decoration to half-title page and folding map of Corsica. Loose engraved portrait of Pascal Paoli added. From the estate of the late Alan Rankin (1931-2008), noted Edinburgh antiquarian bookseller.

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        Joannes Jacobus Haidius pictor et chalcographus

      [Nuremberg], 1768. Mezzotint, on laid paper. A striking mezzotint portrait of Johann Jakob Haid, by Haid's son and business partner, after the 1766 original portrait by Graff. Johann Jakob Haid came from a German family of artists and printmakers. Haid worked initially with the animal painter Johann Elias Ridinger, but he soon went on to found a well-known publishing house in Augsburg. This portrait is from a series which pictured those most closely involved in the publication of Trew's Plantae Selectae , and was originally bound into that great botanical work.

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        Versuche über die ersten Gründe der Sittlichkeit und der natürlichen Religion in zween Theilen . aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von C. G. Rautenberg.

      Braunschweig Johann Christoph Meyer 1768 - First German edition of Essays on the principles of morality and natural religion, Edinburgh 1751.8vo. (8), 200; (4), 108 p. Contemporary calf, two labels on spine. Light wear to spine, lower label rubbed. - Jessop, A bibl. of D. Hume and Scottish Philosophy, p. 140f. Rare. ?In Essays on the Principles of Morality ., Kames (1696-1782) discussed a wide range of philosophical topics, including li-berty and necessity, personal identity, belief, external senses, and cause and effect. His thinking is influenced by Hume, either in quiet concurrence or by vigorous reaction .? (Encl. of Philos. 4, 60f.) The translator Christian Günther Rautenberg wrote a few books on morals himself; he also produced the first German translation of Adam Smith?s Theory of Moral Sentiments, published in 1770 by the same publisher as Home?s book. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Clarissa. Or, the history of a young lady: comprehending the most important concerns of private life. In eight volumes. The sixth edition.

      Printed for J. Rivington [and others]. 1768-69 - [12], 328pp; 346, [2]pp ads; 352pp; 383, [1]p; 358pp; 432pp; 437, [1]p; 308pp, engraved frontispiece in all vols, folding leaf of engraved music in vol. II. 12mo. Some occasional sl. foxing & light browning. Attractive full contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands, gilt compartments with floral motif, red & olive-green gilt morocco labels; following hinge vol. III a little cracked at foot, sl. chipping. ESTC T58973. Vols. 1-5 and 7-8 are dated 1768; vol. 6 1769. The first illustrated edition, with frontispieces engraved by Charles Grignion, after designs by Samuel Wale, a pupil of Francis Hayman. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales; contenant une Relation de differens peuples qui habitent les environs du grand Fleuve Saint-Louis, appellé vulgairement le Mississippi; leur religion; leur gouvernement; leurs moeurs; leurs guerres et leur commerce.

      Paris, chez Le Jay, 1768. - xx [a7 a cancel], 224 pp.; (2 ll.), 264 pp.; with 4 engravings. 2 parts in 1 volume. 12°, contemporary mottled calf (some wear), rebacked in olive-green morocco, spine with gilt bands in 6 compartments, citron lettering piece in second compartment from head, gilt. Crisp and clean. Overall in very good condition. Bookplate of James Franck Bright. 2 parts in 1 volume. ---- FIRST EDITION, of primary interest for Louisiana, Alabama, Illinois, and West Florida. Jean Barnard Bossu (1720-1792), a captain in the French navy, was the first to write about eighteenth-century Louisiana in detail and based on personal experience. He provided the French public with the earliest trustworthy description of the people and conditions in the colony. The work is actually a collection of 21 letters he wrote during his first two voyages to the country, in 1751-57 and 1757-62; he traveled as far north as Fort de Chartres, just south of Saint Louis. Bossu spent time with the Natchez, Arkansas, Koakias (Cherokees?), Alabama, Choctaw, Illinois and Atakapa tribes, providing substantial information on their habits in religion, warfare, social customs (e.g., punishment for adultery), hunting, and more. He also comments on Santo Domingo, mining, syphilis, Havana, New Orleans, Hernando de Soto, El Dorado, the Sieur de La Salle, Granada, Jamaica, Lake Ponchartrain, Mobile, and the Fountain of Youth. Occasionally he ranges even further afield, describing the skeletons of elephants (i.e., mastodons) found in the Ohio Valley in 1735 (pp. 206). At second hand, he reports on events in Canada such as the capture by Montcalm of Fort Oswego, Fort Ontario and New Fort Oswego in 1756. In Book II, Lettre XXI, Bossu speculates that the Indians reached America via a land bridge from Tartary, referring to the works of Diodorus Siculus, Peter Martyr, Lafitau, Lescarbot, and Bering. In the course of his travels Bossu was shipwrecked once, had a close escape from a crocodile, and ran afoul of English corsairs several times.The four engravings by Gabriel de Saint Aubin all show Indians; among them are a gruesome decapitation and an Indian who stands on an overturned chest full of coins.The first edition of this work is distinguished from the second edition, with the same imprint and date, by its lack of the words "second edition" on the title. Howes notes, "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." The @Nouveaux voyages was soon translated to English, Dutch, German, and Russian.---- Howgego I, 138 (B138). Sabin 6465. JCB (iii) I, 1611. Howes B626. Streeter 15187. Clark, @Old South II, 5. Field 156. Rader 408. Monaghan 261. Hubach p. 13. Storm, @De Graff 361. Eberstadt 131:84. Siebert 677. Cf. Servies, @Florida 491: the English edition of 1771. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New London: Timothy Green, [1768]-1772.. [4],6,10,375pp. Original suede calf, hinges broken. Folio. Library ink stamp on titlepage; chipping at edges, remnants of contemporary ownership inscription at head of title. Text lightly foxed, contemporary annotations and underlining throughout. Overall good. In a black cloth clamshell box. The Brinley copy, from his famous sale in 1880, of an important volume of early Connecticut laws, printed by one of the premier colonial American printers, Timothy Green. This is the reprint of 1768, after the first edition of 1750, followed by session laws for several years. The first volume of laws for the Connecticut colony was printed in Cambridge in 1673, followed by volumes of acts and laws in 1702 (Boston), 1709, 1715, and 1729 (all New London). The present collection of laws was authorized by the colonial legislature, but was not completed until 1753. This reprint of 1768 bears the original date of imprint on the titlepage, but differs entirely from the 1750-53 original by including a table of ten pages preceding the text. The table in the present copy has been annotated to reflect the session laws which are bound in after the initial body of the text (these are continuously paginated). EVANS 10860, 10861, 10862, 11216, 11217, 11218, 11604, 11605, 12015, 12016, 12361, 12362. JOHNSON, NEW LONDON 844, 845, 868, 869, 870, 872, 895, 896, 922, 923, 940, 941, 942. BRINLEY SALE 2008.

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        Des Causes du Bonheur Public. Ouvrage dédié à Monseigneur Le Dauphin, Par M. l'Abbé Gros de Besplas, de la Maison & Société de Sorbonne, Prédicateur du Roi, &c.

      De l'Imprimerie de Sébastien Jorry, A Paris 1768 - In-8 de XXXIV-(2)-586-(2) pp., veau glacé, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, triple filet doré d'encadrement, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale du traité majeur de Joseph-Marie Gros de Besplas, prédicateur de Louis XV. « A mesure que les attaques violentes contre la propriété, la société et la religion se multiplient dans les écrits des Philosophes, de rares abbés introduisent l'économie politique dans leurs sermons, au point d'être rappelé à l'ordre par les autorités ecclésiastiques. Parmi ceux-ci, l'abbé Gros de Besplas, excluant l'utilité des grandes réformes, avance que le bonheur public, dont la religion et le monarque sont les seuls garants, naît de la possession du nécessaire, d'une certaine abondance et de l'assujettissement à un travail modéré. Ces principes établis, il lance de violentes diatribes contre le luxe qu'il faut réprimer par de forts impôts, déplore que des terres restent en friche faute d'instruments de travail et appelle le Prince à un « partage plus égal de ses terres d'accord avec la justice ». Partant, Besplas développe une théorie qui proportionne la propriété au besoin de chacun : « l'étendue de la possession doit être le signe du nombre d'enfants ». Auteur d'un Rituel des Esprits forts et d'un Discours sur l'Utilité des Voyages, l'abbé Gros de Besplas (1734-1783) est à l'origine des maisons de Force qui remplacèrent les cachots. Frontispice de Charles Eisen gravé par Jean Massard représentant le jeune Dauphin, futur Louis XVI, poursuivant l'ombre de son père, le Dauphin Louis, mort en 1765. Bel exemplaire. INED, 2163 ; Lichtenberger, Le Socialisme au XVIIIe Siècle, pp. 391-393. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Beantwortung einer bey der letzten schwäbischen Kreisversammlung gegen die dermaligen Vorderösterreichischen Steuereinrichtungen neuerlich in Vorschein gekommenen Schrift betitelt: Gründe, warum das ... Erzhaus Oesterreich des ... schwäbischen Kreises Stände und Angehörigen, über deren aus den vorderösterreichischen Landen ziehende Einkünften ... steuerfrey anzusehen haben möge..

      Wien, Johann Edlen von Trattnern, 1768 2°, 136 S., Broschur in altem Kleisterpapierumschlag, Titelblatt mit Schatten des Kleisterpapiers, einige wenige Randläsuren. Kleine Fehlstelle am Rückendeckel - insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar. Tobias Philipp Freiherr von Gebler (* zwischen 1720 und 1722 - 1786 in Wien). galt als einer der modernst denkenden österreichischen Staatsbeamten seiner Zeit. ausserdem. Freimaurer u. Dramatiker. Er arbeitete von 1748 bis 1753 als Angestellter der holländischen Botschaft in Berlin. In dieser Stellung fand Gebler Gelegenheit. Österreich einen wichtigen diplomatischen Dienst zu erweisen. was zur Folge hatte. dass er am 15. Februar 1754 einen Posten als erster Sekretär bei in Triest erhielt. Dort war Gebler Leiter der Intendenza. welche einen sehr großen Aufgabenbereich zu betreuen hatte. Ab 1768 wurde Gebler zum Mitglied des Staatsrates in inländischen Geschäften ernannt und kämpfte dort erfolgreich für eine Besserstellung des Bauernstandes. Abschaffung der Folter. weitgehende Beschränkung der Todesstrafe. Straffreiheit der Apostasie und mildere Ahndung der Gotteslästerung. Mit größtem Nachdruck vertrat er den Gedanken der Toleranz auch gegenüber den Juden. Ausserdem machte Gebler sich um Österreichs Unterrichtswesen sehr verdient. 1768 verfasste Gebler zwei Schriften - diese eine davon - gegen die schwäbischen Reichsstände zu Gunsten der österreichischen Dominikalsteuer. die allgemein als Zeugnis seiner profunden juristischen Kenntnisse Anerkennung fanden. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Geschichte - 18 Jht. Wirtschaft - Geschichte Alte Drucke - nach 1550

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        Le Militaire Philosophe, ou Difficultés sur la Religion proposées au R.P. Malebranche, Prêtre de l'Oratoire, Par un ancien Officier.

      - Londres, 1768. In-12, (4)-193-(3) pp., basane fauve marbrée de l'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge (avec quelques manques). Reliure de l'époque un peu frottée. Quelques mouillures. Edition originale probablement imprimée par Marc-Michel Rey selon Vercruysse. Critique très agressive du Christianisme, en faveur du déisme. L'ouvrage circula d'abord clandestinement sous forme de manuscrit. Il est salué par Voltaire dans une lettre à Damilaville en ces termes : "Y a-t-il de plus vigoureux, de plus profondément raisonné, d'écrit avec une éloquence plus audacieuse et plus terrible que le Militaire Philosophe, ouvrage qui court toute l'Europe?" PEIGNOT II,225. VERCRUYSSE 1768, B2. BARBIER III, 300. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DIDEROT (Denis), Lettre sur les sourds et muets [précédé] de HOLBACH (Paul Thiry d’, traducteur), Les prêtres démasqués

      1768 - deux ouvrages en un volume Londres (i.e. Amsterdan, chez Rey). [Et] sans lieu (Pays-Bas), 1768 et 1751, , deux ouvrages en un volume in-12 de : [4]-180 pages ; [2]-141-[7] pages, 4 figures sur une planche dépliante, demi-veau, dos à nerfs fleuronné de l'époque, plats cartonnés postérieurs, Deux ouvrages très rares et emblématiques de leur époque, parus anonymement et reliés à l'époque en tant que "Mélanges" ; le premier est un exemple type du matérialisme défendu par certains philosophes du siècle des Lumières, le second participe à l'élaboration de la grande entreprise de ce même siècle, l'Encyclopédie. D'HOLBACH, Les prêtres démasqués ou iniquités du clergé chrétien. Ouvrage traduit de l'anglais. Édition originale française, librement traduite de The Ax Laid to the Root of Christian Priest-craft, paru à Londres en 1742. Pamphlet très rare comprenant 4 discours anti-cléricaux : De l'utilité de la vérité et de l'origine de la grandeur du clergé - Sur les dîmes du clergé - Du pouvoir usurpé par le clergé - Des moyens employés par le clergé pour subjuguer les peuples. Barbier III, 1012. DIDEROT, Lettre sur les sourds et muets. Cette Lettre, soumise à la censure dès 1750 – soit 1 ans après la publication de la Lettre sur les aveugles et l'emprisonnement à Vincennes – parut en 1751, en trois émissions : celle-ci est la troisième. Elle comprend les "Additions pour servir d'éclaircissement" adressés à M. B[atteux, abbé] (p. 87) et les cartons qui avaient été ajoutés à la première émission (hormis le carton du f. A2). Impression probablement hollandaise. Diderot livre ici ses premières réflexions sur l'esthétique et sur l'origine du langage. Dans l'avertissement en tête de la lettre, il explique le choix de son titre, qui vient comme un écho à la Lettre sur les aveugles, mais qui se dispense des audaces précédentes : "Je conviens que ce titre est applicable indistinctement au grand nombre de ceux qui parlent sans entendre ; au petit nombre de ceux qui entendent sans parler ; & au très petit nombre de ceux qui savent parler & entendre (.) Je conviens encore qu’il est fait à l’imitation d’un autre qui n’est pas trop bon : mais je suis las d’en chercher un meilleur". Les conceptions exposées ici annoncent celles qui seront publiées dans l'article "Beau" de l'Encyclopédie. La planche gravée illustre deux des exemples poétiques, les hiéroglyphes, que Diderot utilise pour son analyse : la figure d'Ajax (figures 1 et 2 : l'Ajax d'Homère en regard de l'Ajax de Longin) ; et la femme mourante en figure 3, qui illustre le mélange réalisé par Diderot entre Virgile (la mort de Didon) et Lucrèce (De rerum natura), accompagnée d'un air d’opéra imaginée par Diderot (figure 4 : musique notée). Tchemerzine II, 931 c. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reglement ansehend die Buchdrucker, Buchhändler und die, so Bücher zum Lesen ausleihen, wie auch die Fremden, welche die offentliche Jahr-Märkte in Teutsch oder Welcher Landen mit Bücheren besuchen. Datum 15. Mart. 1768.

      Bern, Hoch-Obrigkeitliche Druckerey, 1768.. 14 S., 1 w. Bl. Rückenbroschur. 19 x 15 cm. Frühes Zeugnis der Existenz von Leihbibliotheken und der rigiden Verordnungen, die diese unterworfen waren. Bitte um Beachtung: Bis zum 31.01. stellen wir auf der Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse aus; der Versand verzögert sich somit bis zum 01.02.2016!

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      London, 1768. A very good, clean impression. This handsome view of one of the most famous sights in colonial America was originally drawn by Governor Thomas Pownall, the enlightened British administrator who served in the American colonies in the 1750s and '60s. It was part of Pownall's larger project to create or commission a series of views in the British dominions in America from Quebec to the Caribbean, issued in parts in the 1760s and collectively in 1768 as SCENOGRAPHIA AMERICANA, with a total of twenty-eight plates. Only a few complete sets are known, and the plates generally appear singly, as here. This view was drawn by Pownall on one of his trips while governor of Pennsylvania and New York, probably about 1759. The Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk, now submerged beneath the water behind a dam, were a famous natural phenomenon in America, on the edge of what was then wilderness and before the more spectacular Niagara was reachable by anyone but fur traders. Pownall's view, taken from downstream looking up at the falls, captures the untamed wildness of the scene in a dramatic way. This, as are all of the SCENOGRAPHIA... views, is rare.

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