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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heubeck]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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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      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).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Select Collection of Drawings from Curious Antique Gems; Most of Them in the Possession of the Nobility, Etc.

      Dryden Leach, London 1768 - Two volls. 4to, contemporary red morocco, gilt spines in six compartments, paper-edges gilt, pp.(14) ( subscribers list and catalogue of gems) + 183 copper-plates incl. frontispieces ( one with portraits of Wordlige). First edition in 4to, not common. Corners bumped and spines a little rubbed, p. 47 with marginal loss, good copy Size: 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Pordes Books Ltd]
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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

      [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.

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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.

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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]

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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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