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        Histoire de l'Admirable Don Quichotte de la Manche. Traduite de l'Espagnol de Miguel de Cervantes. Enrichie de belles figures dessinées par Coypel et gravées par Folkema et Fokke. Amsterdam et Leipzig, Arkstée et Merkus, 1768. (Joint dans la même reliure:) 2). CERVANTES (Miguel de). Nouvelles de Cervantes Saavedra. Nouvelle édition augmentée de trois Nouvelles qui n'avoient pas été traduites en François et de la Vie de l'Auteur. Enrchies de Figures en taille douce. Amsteram et Leipzig, Arkstée et Merkus, 1768.

      - 8 volumes in-12. Cartonnage rose à la Bradel, dos lisse orné, étiquettes de titre vert foncé, pièces de tomaison dorées (Reliure ancienne). Réunion en reliure ancienne uniforme, du Quichotte et des Nouvelles Exemplaires, publiés à Amsterdam par Arkstée et Merkus en 1768. On les trouve tantôt séparément, tantôt réunis, et elles comptent parmi les plus belles éditions de ces textes publiées au XVIIIs. "Propusieronse los editores hacer una edición que superase a las anteriores, y justo es confesar que lo consiguieron, pues la nitidez y finura de los tipos, la impression esmeradísima, el excelente papel y un exquísito gusto que en el conjunto reina, son cosas que cada una de por si y todas juntas hacen de esta edición una de las mas bellas que en Francia se imprimieron durante el siglo XVIII. La corrección del texto es igualmente esmerada Realzanla tambien las finísimas láminas que en cuanto al grabado es lo mejor que hasta entonces se había publicado Para formar juego con esta edición publicaron los libreros el mismo año las Novelas de Cervantes en 2 tomos" (Rius). "Bella edicion y una de las más codiciadas por los bibliofilos" (Palau) L'illustration se compose de 33 planches pour le Quichotte et 13 pour les "Novelas", soit 46 planches au total. Très bon exemplaire malgré quelques épidermures aux cartonnages. Palau, 52746.

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        Lettre autographe (1822) / Congrès de Vérone

      - (1768-1848). Écrivain et homme politique français. Lettre autographe, 31 juillet 1822, à un Monsieur, 2 pages 1/4 in-8. « Madame de Duras m’a mandé, monsieur, que vous étiez toujours souffrant. Cela m’a fait beaucoup de peine. Ménagez vous pour nous, pour la France, pour les honnêtes gens d’Europe qui ont besoin d’hommes de votre espèce. Je me reproche de joindre mes petites importunités à vos grands travaux. Je suis je vous assure infiniment reconnaissant de votre complaisance, et je vous en remercie un million de fois. Il y a encore dans le porte-feuille deux petites robes pour ma femme. C’est en vérité tout ce qu’il y a de bon dans mes dépêches ( ) Je prévois que je n’irai pas au congrès » Le Congrès dont il est question à la fin de cette lettre est celui qui se déroula en octobre 1822 à Vérone. Chateaubriand y participa en sa qualité d’ambassadeur à Londres.

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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

      London: T. Spilsbury for W. Herbert 2nd edition, 1768. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        Expériences physiques et chymiques relatives aux commerces & aux arts EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Desaint, 1768. Fine. Chez Desaint, à Paris 1768, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 12 (9,5x17cm), xl, 400pp. et viij, 392pp. et xij, 410pp., relié. - Original French edition translated by M. de Puisieux; illustrated five planks (furnace) containing several figures. Full glossy mottled brown calf. Smooth back decorated. Part of title and volume number in brown morocco. Heads threadbare. Caps Tail Volume II threadbare. The book is distinguished by a remarkable history of alchemical gold, with different experiences to give the color of gold; a history of colors and how to obtain them; Finally, a history of platinum and its mixtures with gold, silver, etc ... The whole falls within the scope of craftsmanship in the production of objects for trade, such as glasses gold color, dyeing black silk ... The author also serves two purposes, not only the technical means to achieve different objects of art but also of recognizing false and workmanship . --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française traduite par M. de Puisieux ; illustrée de cinq planches (fourneaux), contenant plusieurs figures. Reliure en plein veau brun glacé et moucheté. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin brun. Têtes élimées. Coiffes de queue du tome II élimée. L'ouvrage se distingue par une remarquable histoire alchimique de l'or, avec diverses expériences pour donner la couleur de l'or ; une histoire des couleurs et de la manière de les obtenir ; enfin, une histoire du platine, et de ses mélanges avec l'or, l'argent, etc... L'ensemble s'inscrit dans le champ des techniques artisanales, dans la production d'objets destinés au commerce, comme les verres couleur de l'or, la teinture de la soie noire... L'auteur remplit également deux objectifs, non seulement de celui donner les moyens techniques d'obtenir différents objets de l'art mais également celui de reconnaître les faux et les malfaçons.

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        Every man his own brewer; or a compendium of the English brewery. Containing the best instructions for the choice of hops, malt, and water; and for the right management of the brewing utensils. Likewise, the most approved methods of brewing London porter and ale. Of brewing amber, Burton, western and oat ales. Of good table beer, and Marlborough, Dorchester, Nottingham, and Bristol beers. And of manufacturing pure malt wines. Of fermentations; casual distemperature in brewing, with the cause and remedy. The theory of British fruits, as applied to the improvement of malt liquors. Of air; its properties and effects on malt liquor. Of the thermometer, its use and application in brewery. Of fire, and its action on malt and vinous extracts. Together with a variety of maxims and observations deduced from theory and practice. And some useful hints to the distillery, and extracting a fine spirit from malt and other ingredients. The whole illustrated by several experiments. By a Gentleman, lately retired from the brew

      London: printed for the author: and sold by J. Almon ..... and Mess. Robinson and Roberts. MDCCLXVIII [1768]. 12mo., (2) + vi + ix - xxviii + 29 - 256 + (4)pp., including the half-title and with the two final leaves of advertisements, contemporary plain sheep, spine gilt with raised bands and red label, joints and corners worn, upper cover coming loose else a good crisp copy. First edition: very scarce. Cagle 599. Maclean p.26. Both Cagle and Maclean assume wrongly that the author was Samuel Child but such an attribution is understandably not entertained by ESTC. The Compendium> by the 'gentleman lately retired from the brewing business' is a serious and substantial treatise on the subject. The tract undoubtedly by Child is but a slight essay of a mere 20pp. or so and was not published until the 1790s. The title phrase 'Every man his own .....>' was, after all, widely used by other authors for the do-it-yourself genre of books.

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        A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: IN WHICH THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS ABSTRACTED FROM THE FOLIO EDITION TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, AN ENGLISH GRAMMAR

      Dublin: W. G. Jones, for Thomas Ewing, 1768. Third Dublin Edition. A rather scarce and interesting octavo edition. From the Preface: "N.B. The Editors of this Dublin Edition have endeavored to render it more worthy of the public attention, by adding at full length, the Author's curious preface to the Folio Edition, his History of the English language, and by inserting in their proper places, above 500 Words from the Folio Edition, none of which are contained in the London Octavo: As to the Paper, Print and Correction, they will be found, on comparison, much superior, although the Book is given for near one half of the price of the London Edition." In full contemporary calf with morocco label; handmade leather cover with vellum flaps (presumably 19th century) is included and has done its job in preserving the binding quite well. A rather scarce and interesting octavo edition. (ESTC T147637).

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        L'arretin

      à Rome|[Paris]: aux dépens de la Congrégation de l'Index, 1768. Fine. aux dépens de la Congrégation de l'Index, à Rome [Paris] 1768, in 12 (10x15,5cm), de (4) xxiv, 26-168pp. , 156pp,, deux parties en un volume relié. - The first edition was published in 1763 at the same address under the title: The arretin, or debauchery of the mind makes sense. Full morocco lemon time. Smooth back decorated. Part of title in green morocco. Triple fillet border on covers. Gilt edges. Nice copy. Upper joint slightly rubbed. The arretin consists of 25 essays and stories as diverse as The Negro subjects, agriculture, chastity or celibacy, History Master Pierre, ect. These are all strong criticism, sometimes direct, sometimes satirical or allegorical, the teaching of the Bible, the church and its history. Father Du Laurens (1719-1793) is an anti-religious polemicist and writer whose works are all licentious libertines, but most profoundly anti-religious. The author does not hesitate to descend into the lower trivialities to support his criticism, but his comic inventions, often amazing, have earned him praise. Prosecuted for his books, he fled to Holland paper, and was imprisoned in Mainz in 1767, ending his days in 74 years in a convent. 'This book is a lively and sprightly enough criticism of the main stories of the Bible ... The wife of Suze is a critique of The New Heloise. The wise Pangloss is Solomon, the wisest of men, it is a original chapter, even by his singular biblical quotations. The story is that of Suzanne Suzon and two old history Dildo ... The origin of these instruments chamois or velvet become so common in religious houses. Finally, the convents of the Jesuits are an allegory of the story of Sodom. In a word, the entire volume is rather facetious criticism of the Bible and clerical institutions simply a book guy. Gay / Lemonnyer I, 263-264. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] L'édition originale est parue en 1763 à la même adresse sous le titre : L'arretin, ou la débauche de l'esprit en fait de bon sens. Reliure en plein maroquin citron d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin vert. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire. Mors supérieur légèrement frotté. L'arretin est composé de 25 essais et récits sur des sujets aussi divers que Les nègres, L'agriculture, La chasteté ou le célibat, Histoire de maître Pierre, ect. Ce sont tous des critiques violentes, parfois directes, parfois satyriques ou allégoriques, de l'enseignement de la Bible, de l'église, et de son histoire. L'abbé Du Laurens (1719-1793) est un écrivain polémiste et anti-religieux dont tous les ouvrages sont libertins et licencieux, mais surtout, profondément anti- religieux. L'auteur n'hésite pas à descendre dans les plus basses trivialités pour appuyer sa critique, mais ses inventions comiques, souvent étonnantes, lui ont valu des éloges. Poursuivi pour ses livres, il se réfugia en Hollande, puis fut emprisonné à Mayence en 1767, pour finir ses jours à 74 ans dans un couvent. 'Ce livre est une critique vive et assez gaillarde des principales histoires de la Bible... L'epouse de Suze est une critique de La nouvelle Heloïse. Le sage Pangloss est Salomon, le plus sage des hommes, c'est un chapitre originale, même par ses singulières citations bibliques. L'histoire de Suzon est celle de Suzanne et des deux vieillards, l'histoire de Godemiché... L'origine de ces instruments de chamois ou de velours devenus si communs dans les maisons de religieuses. Enfin les Couvens de Jésuites sont une allégorie de l'histoire de Sodome. En un mot, le volume tout entier est plutôt une critique facétieuse de la Bible et des institutions cléricales qu'un livre simplement gaillard'. Gay/Lemonnyer I, 263-264.

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        MERLINI COCAII OPUS MACARONICUM, notis illustratum, cui accessit vocabularium vernaculum, etruscum, et latinum, editio omnium locupletissima.

      Sumptibus J.Braglia Typographi Mantuani ad Signum Virgilii 1768 (Codice AN / 1966) In 4° (cm 28), 2 voll., (1)LVI - 307(18), (6)411 pp. Bellissima ediz., primo front. in rosso e nero, una tav. geneal. con stemma ripiegata e molte pregevoli fini incis. in rame: ritr. dell'A. al front. inc. da D.Cagnoni, marca tip., 51 capil. figurati e 74 vivaci vignette (testate e finalini). La più accurata e pregevole edizione completa delle opere. Con ampie note biografiche e completa in fine del vocabolario mantovano, toscano, latino. Cfr. Brunet, II / 1319; Olschki, Choix, 5734 ("...belle édit., enrichie de notes tres utiles"); Prati, 394; Bacchi della Lega, 44. Leg. m.pelle antica, fregi e tit.oro, doppi tasselli, tagli colorati. Ottimo e fresco esemplare. Euro 1500.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Die Kunst wie in Holland Ziegeln gestrichen, und mit Torfe gebrannt werden; zur Vollständigkeit der Zieglerkunst.

      Leipzig, Kanter, 1768. - (24 x 20 cm). 94 S. Mit 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalteten Tabelle. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. (Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke). Erste deutsche Ausgabe, hier mit eigenem Titelblatt und separater Paginierung. - Auf den ersten 20 Seiten wird die Erde für die Pflasterziegel, das Brennen der Mauerziegel sowie die Herstellung der Dachziegel und Fliesen beschrieben. Der Rest des Bandes enthält die Anweisung von Carl Wijnblad zur Einrichtung von Ziegelhütten. - Die Tafeln zeigen den Grundriss einer Ziegelscheune sowie Details zum Bau und zur Einrichtung von Ziegelhütten. - Nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar in guter Erhaltung [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Œuvres avec des commentaires par Luneau de Boisjermain

      Paris [Londres pour les tomes VI et VII]: De l'imprimerie de Louis Cellot, 1768. Fine. De l'imprimerie de Louis Cellot, Paris [Londres pour les tomes VI et VII] 1768, in-8 (12,5x19,5cm), 7 volumes reliés. - Pretty edition, decorated with a portrait of the playwright engraved by Gaucher according Santerre and 12 figures of Plover intaglio engraved by Le Mire, Flipart, Rousseau, Lempereur, Duclos, Vasseur, Prévost, Simonet and Born. Binders of the time in full mottled calf. Back smooth decorated very richements (their decoration is attributed to Plover) golden suns anthropomorphic head, lyres and golden honey bees tail, golden trophies center back, as struck gold box with golden laurels. Triple net gold bezel of the boards. Net and golden streaks on the cuts and caps. All edges gilt. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Jolie édition, ornée d'un portrait du dramaturge gravé par Gaucher d'après Santerre, et de 12 figures de Gravelot gravées en taille-douce par Le Mire, Flipart, Rousseau, Lempereur, Duclos, Vasseur, Prévost, Simonet et Née. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau marbré. Dos lisses très richements ornés (leur décoration est attribuée à Gravelot) de soleils anthropomorphiques dorés en tête, de lyres et de mouches à miel dorées en queue, de trophées dorés au centre du dos, titre frappé à l'or encadré de lauriers dorés. Triple filet doré en encadrement des plats. Filet et stries dorées sur les coupes et les coiffes. Toutes tranches dorées.  Quelques rousseurs claires. Dos et charnières restaurés, certaines parties du dos redorées.

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        Della natura, e coltura de' fiori fisicamente esposta.

      Palermo, Angelo Felicella, 1768 - 3 vols, 4to (224 x 171 mm), pp viii 440; viii 416; 167 [9], with engraved vignette on first title and 65 double-page engraved plates; some light browning or spotting to text, the plates bright and clean, a fine copy in contemporary Italian vellum, labelled in gilt on an orange ground on spines. £17,500First edition, second issue (see below) with the original copper plate for plate 9, and one of the last works in the 'florilegium' tradition. Its 65 highly decorative plates, by the author and his colleague Mario Cammerari, in oblong format, are reminiscent of florilegia more than a century earlier.The first volume is devoted to botany, particularly to the anatomy of the flower and its constituent parts. 'In fact, it contains a remarkably advanced dissertation on the sexual generation of plants, including the function of pollen and the importance of its transmission by insects, a discovery that has traditionally been attributed to the German botanist Joseph Gottlieb Koelreuter (1733-1806), director of the botanical garden in Karlsruhe.'The second volume deals with horticulture, in particular the cultivation of flowers. In the first sixty pages Arena describes in considerable detail how to set up a flower-garden.'Part Two contains a discussion of flowers and their cultivation. The first chapter in this section tells how to force semi-double and double blooms from the seed, and offers a genetic explanation of this phenomenon. He then describes the proper use of the seedbed, and explains when and how young plants should be transplanted. A catalogue of various "noble" species of flowers closes the second volume.' (Tongiorgi-Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora pp 147-8). In fact this catalogue describes in detail each of the flowers illustrated in the plates.The first plate serves as a frontispiece, and depicts 'Flora, crowned with a garden of flowers, offering floral tributes to three figures - Botany (shown holding an alembic), Physics (who is looking through a magnifying glass) and Pomona (who holds a spade and basket of fruit'. The second plate illustrates gardener's tools, seed forms, and parts of flowers, while the third plate contains parterre designs. The remaining plates are of flowers, several to each plate. 'Arena noted that the illustrations . would be of use not only to the botanist, but to painters, sculptors, embroiderers and weavers as well' (ibid).Many of the individual flower images derive from Weinmann's Phytanthoza iconographia (1737-45), others are from Ferrari's Flora (1633). The arrangements of the flowers on each plate are however entirely Arena's compositions. The original copper plate for plate 9 which accompanies this set depicts asphodels, asters, and auriculas.Most copies of volume one are dated 1767, and the title is worded slightly differently. Some copies of the plate volume contain an additional letterpress title, but it is often not present (as in the Oak Spring copy).Nissen BBI 48; Bunyard, 'Some Early Italian Gardening Books', JRHS, 1923, pp 183-4; An Oak Spring Flora 38

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        A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. By Mr. Yorick. Vol. I [-II]. The Second Edition.

      - London: Printed by T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1768. 12mo, contemporary full calf, backstrips decorated in gilt and with gilt-lettered red & black morocco backstrip labels between gilt-ruled raised bands; edges gilt-rolled; gilt turn-ins; marbled endpapers. xx, 203; [iv], 208 pp. Engraved facsimile of Sterne's coat of arms at p. 38 of Volume II. backstrips and covers slightly worn; joints cracked; damage to front pastedown of Volume I from removal of bookplate; still a sound copy of this early edition, with the half-titles and the list of subscribers. Second Edition, and one of three issued in 1768. Sterne died three weeks after the publication of the first edition in late February. One of the very best travel narratives and 18th-century novels in English. The work is based on the author's own travels in 1765. An early owner has embellished this copy by neatly penning on flyleaves a 21-line poem in blank verse, "In Memory of Mr. Sterne"; a 30-line poem in couplets, "A Character, and Eulogium of Mr. Sterne, and his writings; in a familiar epistle from a Gentlemam in Ireland to his Friend"; and a four-line 'Epitaph' on Sterne credited to David Garrick. See: Block, p. 225. Cross, p. 603. Grolier 100: 54. Rothschild 1971 & 1972. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Architectura navalis mercatoria

      Stockholm, 1768. Large folio, double-page letterpress table, engraved double-page title and dedication, and 62 double-page folding plates, all plates with generous margins and with good, clear impressions, some toning and scattered foxing, old repairs to plates XXVIII & XXIX; a strikingly handsome copy in contemporary French mottled calf, the French royal arms stamped in gilt on each cover, alternating anchor and fleur-de-lys devices in gilt on the spine between raised bands. A magnificent folio volume: the most important work of naval architecture of the eighteenth century, with detailed and attractive plans for many different kinds of naval vessels. Published in the very year of the sailing of Cook's Endeavour, and just two decades before the First Fleet, it provides an extraordinary summary of contemporary ship-building techniques.The Swede Fredric Henric af Chapman (1721-1808) was perhaps the greatest naval architect of the eighteenth century. He was promoted vice admiral in 1791, and was manager of the shipyard at Karlskrona, the important base of the Royal Swedish Navy, from 1782 to 1793. Under the direction of King Gustav III it was Chapman who drove the modernisation of the Swedish fleet, and his methods surpassed and perfected contemporary shipbuilding, and were rapidly adopted by all of the main naval nations. Not all of Chapman's plans were built, chiefly because of the imposing scale on which he worked: there are, for example, plans for a privateering frigate, designed as a deep-water commerce raider, 160 feet long, and displacing 750 tons. She was to be armed with forty guns and no fewer than four hundred men: around five times the size of the average privateer of his day, and twice the size of actual French privateers built during the French Revolutionary War (Konstam & McBride, Privateers & Pirates, 1730-1830, pp. 31-2).This has always been a scarce and desirable work: even in 1781, when Vial du Clairbois issued an annotated quarto edition of Chapman's work, he commented 'Il ne se trouve pas en France & coûte 180 livres en Hollande, en feuilles. Il est de nature à occuper dignement une place dans le cabinet des curieux sur cette matière, mais il n'est pas d'un prix à la portée de tout le monde'. As a result, despite being one of the foundations of modern naval architecture, this work is better known from later editions and facsimiles than, as here, in its full glory. Indeed, the scale of the work is significant, as it is now known chiefly from much smaller quarto-sized plates, not the grand folio double-page plates seen here.Handsomely bound in a contemporary French binding with the royal arms stamped in gilt to both boards, this copy is complete with the letterpress "Table générale des plans", a tri-lingual index (printed in French, English, and Swedish) that is missing in many copies. One of the reasons for the work's scarcity is plausibly said to be its actual practical use in shipyards of the period. We have seen another copy of the work almost devastated by hands-on use. The survival of this copy in such excellent condition suggests that it has always been in a library rather than a shipyard, and given its royal binding probably rather a good library. Brunet, I, 1797; Polak, 1605.

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        Dictionnaire de Musique

      Veuve Duchesne, Paris 1768 - 1768, First Edition. Hardcover, 4to., full old tree calf, raised bands, title label and gilt embellishments on spine, marbled endpapers. ix, 549. Engraved vignette on the title (angels sitting on clouds) page plus 13 fold-pout plates in the rear as called for. Minor library marks: bottom compartment of the spine blacked-out plus library ink number, small withdrawn bookplate affixed to front pastedown, stamp on title page and page 139 and rear endpaper. Binding rubbed along hinges, edges and corners, but still secure. Minor foxing to the contents. A better than average reference copy. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick

      London: T.Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1768. First Edition, ordinary paper issue with 6" x 3.75" leaves. Full calf. Near fine. Two small octavo volumes. xx,203;[4],208pp. Rothchild's variant state 2 (vous) of line 12, p.150 of Vol I and state 2 (whho) of last line of p.133 of Vol II. With the half-title in each volume and the list of subscribers, but no advertisement of impending completion. In a custom mahogany leather/cloth box. Bound by Francis Bedford (1799-1883). "The work of Bedford is not excelled by that of any English bookbinder of his time. The number of volumes bound by him is very large, and for many years a continuous stream of beautiful bindings issued from his workshops, the great majority of which are now to be found on the shelves of the finest libraries of England and America. Bedford himself considered that an edition of Dante, which he bound in brown morocco and tooled with a Grolier pattern, was his chef d'oeuvre, and wished it placed in his coffin; but his request was not complied with, and it was sold at the sale of his books for 49l." DNB. Grolier, English 54.

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        Traité des arbres fruitiers ; contenant leur figure leur description leur EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Saillant et Desaint, 1768. Fine. Saillant et Desaint, à Paris 1768, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in-4 (25x33,5cm), (1f.) (2f. de faux-titre et titre) (1f. tit. fr.) (XXIXp.) (1p.) et (1f. priv.) 337 pp. et (1f.) (2f. de faux-titre et titre) 280pp., deux volumes reliés. - First edition illustrated by a frontispiece engraved by Seve Launay and 180 boards (with many figures) size and beautifully executed after drawings by Claude Aubriet, Madeleine-Françoise Basseporte and engraved by Catherine Haussard Charles Milsan, Herisset ... Full mottled calf blond at the time. Back with five nerves adorned with coffered and gilded finials, as well as parts of title and volume number of red and yellow morocco. Triple gilt coaching boards. Large golden lace in coaching contreplats. Double gilt on cuts. All slices browned. Discreet and clever level restores bits and headpieces head and tail. Some pages very lightly and evenly browned, otherwise very good copy with all margins of freshness. This remarkable book, and very famous, can be seen from two perspectives; the illustration, with great finesse of execution and that of the fundamental theoretical work Duhamel Du Monceau, which served as a reference manual, the author marking the difference between varieties of gardeners and naturalists classifications . In his Treatise of forests, Duhamel avaiet already used the methods applied to fruit trees (transplanting reboutage ...) to multiply the species and save the forests; methods he experimented at length in his family estate with his brother. The prints are exclusively fruit table, and many models of transplantation and size. Nearly 250 species of fruits are well described (pears, plums, apples, cherries, grapes ...). The work was done in collaboration with The Father Berriays who brought a little more than a third of drawings and a large part of the text. It will be recalled, for all practical purposes we consider Henri-Louis Duhamel de Monceau as the founder of modern agronomy, as he was the first to describe and theorize the development mode of trees. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice par de Sève gravé par de Launay et de 180 planches (avec de nombreuses figures) grandeur nature et admirablement exécutées d'après les dessins de Claude Aubriet, de Madeleine-Françoise Basseporte et gravées par Catherine Haussard, Charles Milsan, Herisset... Reliures en plein veau blond moucheté de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et blond. Triples filets dorés en encadrement des plats. Large dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Doubles filets dorés sur les coupes. Toutes tranches dorées. Discrètes et habiles restaurations au niveau des mors et des coiffes de tête et de queue. Quelques pages très légèrement et uniformément brunies, sinon très bel exemplaire à toutes marges d'une grande fraîcheur. Ce très remarquable et fort célèbre ouvrage se signale de deux points de vue ; celui de l'illustration, d'une grande finesse d'exécution, et celui du travail théorique fondamental de Duhamel du Monceau, qui servit de référence et de manuel, l'auteur marquant la différence entre les variétés des jardiniers et les classifications des naturalistes. Dans son Traité des forêts, Duhamel avait déjà employé les méthodes appliquées aux arbres fruitiers (repiquage, reboutage...) pour multiplier les espèces et sauver les forêts ; méthodes qu'il expérimenta longuement dans son domaine familial en compagnie de son frère. Les gravures représentent exclusivement des fruits de table, ainsi que de nombreux modèles de greffe et de taille. Près de 250 espèces de fruits sont ainsi décrites (poires, prunes, pommes, cerises, raisins...). L'ouvrage fut réalisé avec la collaboration de l'abbé Le Berriays qui apporta un peu plus d'un tiers des dessins ainsi qu'une grande partie du texte. On rappellera, à toutes fins utiles qu'on considère Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau comme le fondateur de l'agronomie moderne, car il fut le premier à décrire et théoriser le mode de développement des arbres. 

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        L'infortunée sicilienne histoire et aventures galantes et tragiques d'Adel

      à Paris: Chez Cailleau, 1768. Fine. Chez Cailleau, à Paris 1768, In 12 (10x17cm), (4) 167pp., (4) 116pp. (4), relié. - The First edition date of 1722. The first illustrated edition was published in 1742, itself containing five fig. unsigned. All editions of this novel seem uncommon. The title page does not contain the name of the author. Fashion exotic stories added a first title that is not found in other editions, which could be confused with this work of Claude-François Lambert: The Sicilian unfortunate, or memories and adventures of the Countess Carini (1743 ). Absent Cohen (books fig. Eighteenth). Full Calf blond contemporary. Smooth back decorated. Part of title in red morocco, and volume number in brown calf. Nice copy. The novel begins with a brief history of Sicily which places his destiny under the sign of the tragedy. Sicily is dominated by Spain when this story begins with many adventures, and whose model is yet to get Heliodorus and the Greek novels. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] L'édition originale date de 1722, elle était illustrée de 4 figures. Cette nouvelle édition est illustrée de 5 figures non signées, retirées de l'originale. Toutes les éditions de ce roman paraissent peu courantes. La page de titre ne contient pas le nom de l'auteur. La mode des histoires exotiques a ajouté un premier titre qui ne se trouve pas dans les autres éditions, et qui pourrait faire confondre cet ouvrage avec celui de Claude-François Lambert : L'infortunée sicilienne, ou mémoires et aventures de la comtesse Carini (1743). Absent à Cohen (Livres à fig. XVIIIe). Reliure en plein veau blond d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en veau brun. Agréable exemplaire. Le roman commence par une brève histoire de la Sicile qui place son destin sous le signe de la tragédie. La Sicile est dominée par l'Espagne quand débute cette histoire aux multiples péripéties, et dont le modèle est à aller chercher encore vers Héliodore et les romans grecs.

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

      à Paris: De l'imprimerie de Louis Cellot, 1768. Fine. De l'imprimerie de Louis Cellot, à Paris 1768, 7 tomes en 7 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), relié. - First printing of this famous edition of Racine, illustrated with a portrait of Racine by Santerre and 12 figures Plover engraved by Duclos, Flipart Lemire, Lempereur Levasseur. The figures are not are captioned, and the announcement Cohen. "Besides Figures are almost always without a caption containing many copies of prints made with caches" The illustration does contain a portrait of Racine that Cohen does not mention. etchings are printed on heavy paper. Additional engraving was added to the Iphigenia piece Dugourc representing Calchas. Sheepskin brown marbled Full time. spine tooled raised. Piece title in red morocco and volume number in orange morocco Triple fillet border on covers Lack head of Volume I;.. Head of Volume VII threadbare Fens tail of Volumes I, II, III, and VI with light gaps slot leading to the upper jaw.. of Volume VI, and tail of Volume V. Despite the shortcomings mentioned, good general appearance Superb sought to finesse edition prints of Plover. Subscriber List at the end of the last volume. According QuÚrard, the comment attributed to the Luneau Boisjermain really Blin of Sainmore who had sold him the right property. Volumes VI and VII, which are well marked "London," is devoted to prose and do not have a figure. Volume VII also contains the correspondence of Racine. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Premier tirage de cette fameuse édition de Racine, illustrée d'un portrait de Racine par Santerre, et de 12 figures de Gravelot gravées par Duclos, Flipart, Lemire, Lempereur, Levasseur. Les figures ne sont pas sont légendées, ainsi que l'annonce Cohen : " Les figures d'ailleurs, sont presque toujours sans légende, beaucoup d'exemplaires renfermant des épreuves tirées avec caches ». L'illustration contient bien le portrait de Racine que ne mentionne pas Cohen. Les gravures sont tirées sur papier fort. Une gravure supplémentaire a été ajoutée dans la pièce Iphigénie de Dugourc, représentant Calchas. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin orange. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Manque en tête du tome I ; Tête du tome VII élimée. Fens en queue des tomes I, II, III, et VI avec légers manques. Fente en tête au mors supérieur du tome VI, et en queue du tome V. Malgré les défauts mentionnés, bon aspect général. Superbe édition recherchée pour la finesse des gravures de Gravelot. Liste des souscripteurs en fin du dernier volume. D'après Quérard, le commentaire attribué à Luneau de Boisjermain est réellement de Blin de Sainmore qui le lui aurait vendu, avec le droit de propriété. Les tomes VI et VII, qui portent bien la mention « Londres », sont consacrés aux oeuvres en prose et n'ont pas de figure. Le tome VII contient en outre la correspondance de Racine.  

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        Tratado del Origen y Arte de Escribir Bien EDITION ORIGINALE

      Barcelona: en la imprenta de Carlos Sapera., 1768. Fine. en la imprenta de Carlos Sapera., Barcelona 1768, in Folio (21x31cm), (10) 116pp. 25 pl., relié. - first edition (edition of 1766 is a fictional statement for 1770) illustrated 25 boards calligraphy, the last three are the different alphabets, Samaritan, Arabic ... well above the three boards are boards engraved (dècor capital letters). Note p. 40 great vignette representing an alphabet in a circle whose center is a star. The following title sheet is also engraved plate is the dedication to the king, with his medallion portrait, a succession of loops form the character and decor. We were unable to determine if this first edition contained the portrait of the author found in the editions of 1770, which also have significant differences from the first edition. A single copy of the BN France 1768, none in French catalogs. The British Library has a copy of the edition of 1766 (1770) and another one from 1768. Scroll of flexible full time. Smooth spine with title along with pen, faded and difficult to read. Some spots on the boards. A pale yellow wetness on the title page, with brown margins slip. The book is not only an account of the art of writing, but also a linguistic Treaty and phonetics of the Spanish language, with provincial differences ... Etiquette Libros Antiguos Puvill. Barcelona. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale (l'édition de 1766 étant une mention fictive pour 1770) illustrée de 25 planches calligraphiques, dont les trois dernières ne sont que les différents alphabets, samaritain, arabe... de même les trois planches qui précèdent ne sont pas des planches gravées (lettres majuscules floréales). A noter p. 40 une grande vignette représentant un abécédaire dans un cercle dont le centre est une étoile. Le feuillet qui suit le titre est également une planche gravée, c'est la dédicace au roi, avec son portrait en médaillon, une succession de boucles forment le personnage et le décor. Nous n'avons pu déterminer si cette première édition contenait le portrait de l'auteur qu'on trouve dans les éditions de 1770, lesquelles possèdent par ailleurs des différences notables avec la première édition. Un seul exemplaire à la BN de France de 1768, aucun dans les catalogues français. La British Library possède un exemplaire de l'édition de 1766 (1770) et un autre de celle de 1768. Reliure en plein Parchemin d'époque souple. Dos lisse avec titre en long à la plume, estompé et peu lisible. Quelques tâches sur les plats. Une mouillure jaune pâle sur la page de titre, ayant bruni les marges du feuillet. L'ouvrage n'est pas seulement un exposé de l'art de l'écriture, mais également un traité linguistique et phonétique de la langue espagnole, avec les différences provinciales... Etiquette Libros Antiguos Puvill. Barcelona.

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        Les singularités de la nature Par un académicien de Londres de Boulogne EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Basle: S.n., 1768. Fine. S.n., A Basle 1768, In 8 (12x19,8cm), vij (1) 124pp., broché. - First Edition. Rare. According Bengesco (2, p.228), the book was published in Geneva or Paris, the true original publication indicating its title vignette: two characters looking at a snail (as in this copy). Brochire waiting on handmade paper. The back has disappeared, two paper webs connect the boards. Folded corners at the beginning and end of the book. The book consists of miscellanea, ie varied and disparate Article by turning around the broad theme of nature; Chapters are usually short and can focus on serious subjects: polipes or not serious: the cave of the fairies, a woman who has given birth to a rabbit, monsters ... These are all cases as many subjects as Voltaire bites of his thinking or mood. Lack 7p. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Rare. Selon Bengesco (2, p.228), l'ouvrage a été édité à Genève ou Paris, la véritable édition originale se signalant par sa vignette de titre : 2 personnages examinant un escargot (cas de notre exemplaire). Brochure d'attente sous papier à la cuve. Le dos ayant disparu, deux bandes de papier relient les plats. Coins repliés en début et fin d'ouvrage. L'ouvrage est constitué de miscellanées, c'est à dire d'article variés et hétéroclites tournant ici autour du thème large de la nature ; les chapitres sont le plus souvent courts et peuvent s'attacher à des sujets sérieux : des polipes, ou non sérieux : de la grotte des fées, d'une femme ayant accoucher d'un lapin, des monstres... Ce sont en tous les cas autant de sujets que Voltaire pique de sa réflexion ou de son humeur. Manque 7p.

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        Nouveau traité de géographie [suivi de] Géographie universelle EDITION ORIGINALE

      à La Hage et à Strasbourg: Chez Pierre Gosse Junior et Daniel Pinet, 1768. Fine. Chez Pierre Gosse Junior et Daniel Pinet, à La Hage et à Strasbourg 1768 -1779, 14 tomes en 14 volumes Pet. in-8 (10,5x18cm), (28) 628pp. et (1) 670pp. (72p. tab.) et (1f. tit.) (2p. errata) 616pp. (50p. tab.) et (1f. tit.) 634pp. et (1f. tit.) 638pp. (88p. tab.) et XV ; 622pp. et (1f. tit.) 646pp. et (1f. fx. tit.) (1f. tit.) 764pp. et (1f. fx. tit.) (1f. tit.) 808pp. et (1f. f, reliés. - Volume 1: Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Sweden. Volume 2: Russia, Prussia, Poland Volume 3: Hungary, Turkey in Europe, Portugal, Spain Volumes 4 and 5: France Volumes 6-11: German Empire Volume 12: Italy Volume 13: Italy and Great Britain Toime 14: Republic of the Swiss, those of the United Provinces and those of the Netherlands - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, traduite par par Gérard de Rayneval, Pfeffel et J.-F. de Bourgoing. On ne doit pas confondre cette édition avec celle traduite et abrégée par Bérenger en 1782 en 12 volumes, dont 3 volumes par Bérenger lui-même pour l'Afrique, l'Amérique et l'Asie. Tome 1 : Danemark, Norvège, Islande, Groënland, Suède. Tome 2 : Russie, Prusse, Pologne Tome 3 : Hongrie, Turquie en Europe, Portugal, Espagne Tomes 4 et 5 : France Tomes 6 à 11 : Empire d'Allemagne Tome 12 : Italie Tome 13 : Italie et Grande Bretagne Tome 14 : République des Suisses, celles des Provinces unies et celles des Pays Bas   Reliures en demi veau blond d'époque marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin beige, et de tomaison en maroquin noir (4 très frottées). Assez bel ensemble en veau blond. 7 coiffes de têtes avec manques. Quelques coins légèrement émoussées. Cette excellente collection connut un grand succès et constitue une étape incontournable dans l'histoire de la géographie moderne, Busching imposant un nouveau concept dans celui de la géographie, celui de l'état nation.

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        Abrégé chronologique de l'histoire ottomane EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Vincent, 1768. Fine. Chez Vincent, à Paris 1768, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. pet. in 8 (10,5x17,5cm), xxiij, 694pp. (8) et (5) 786pp; (1), relié. - First Edition. Full blond marbled calf iced contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Spare black volume number very rubbed, some unreadable letters. Caps head with small gaps. Some corners bumped. Despite the shortcomings reported good copy. The introduction tells the story of the ancient Turks until the founding of the Ottoman Empire. Along with Ottoman history, and often opposite, the book gives the history of contemporary princes of Eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland, Russia) and Asia. They would actually all part of the same strain, the same origins, Huns and Tartars. In addition, tables are used to embrace the history of Europe, Turks and Asia. In his short preface, the author denies any drought punctuated his stories with notes and anecdotes on the manners and customs, and trying to make the accumulation of facts and events in the form of stories. Attached an explanation of Turkish words Commonly Used work. In short, careful and accurate compilation, trying to embrace the history of a people and its place in world history. The juxtaposition of contemporary stories can address some understanding of the work of a people closely related to its sovereign. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en plein veau blond marbré glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. Pièces de tomaison noires très frottées, rendant illisibles certaines lettres. Coiffes de tête avec petits manques. Certains coins émoussés. Malgré les défauts signalés, bon exemplaire. L'introduction narre l'histoire des anciens Turcs jusqu'à la fondation de l'Empire Ottoman. Parallèlement à l'histoire ottomane, et même souvent en regard, le livre donne l'histoire des princes contemporains d'Europe de l'Est (Hongrie, Pologne, Russie) et d'Asie. Ils feraient effectivement tous partie d'une même souche, de mêmes origines, tartares et huns. En outre, des tableaux permettent d'embrasser l'histoire de l'Europe, des Turcs et de l'Asie. Dans sa courte préface, l'auteur se défend de toute sécheresse, ayant ponctué ses récits de notes et d'anecdotes sur les mœurs et les coutumes, et tâchant de rendre l'accumulation de faits et événements sous la forme de récits. En annexe une explications des mots turcs usités dans l'ouvrage. En bref, une compilation judicieuse et précise, cherchant à embrasser l'histoire d'un peuple et sa place dans l'histoire du monde. La juxtaposition des histoires contemporaines permet d'aborder une certaine compréhension de la marche d'un peuple lié étroitement à ses souverains.

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        Historia de la conquista de mexico poblacion y progressos de la America s

      En Madrid: En la impreta de Don Antonio Mayoral, 1768. Fine. En la impreta de Don Antonio Mayoral, En Madrid 1768, Pet. in 4 (15x21cm), (24) 549pp., relié. - New edition, published after the original printing in 1684 on two colonnes.Plein Velin flexible time. Smooth spine with title pen. Traces of laces. Binding parts of the book, and wearing a wide gap by queue.Célèbre book whose story had a great impact in Europe, particularly in France by its translation in 1692 Rivadeneyra was appointed historian of India. The book tells the shipment of Cortes and the conquest of Mexico, or more precisely of the Aztec empire, otherwise known as New Spain. The main sources that the author used were letters of Cortez and the works of Lopez de Gomara. The book also tells the many relationships What would Montezuma Cortez and provide interesting insights into the manners and customs of the Indians. Many economic information on the population and the growth of the colony. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1684. Impression sur deux colonnes. Reliure en plein vélin souple d'époque. Dos lisse avec titre à la plume. Traces de lacets. Reliure détachée de l'ouvrage, et portant un large manque en queue. Célèbre ouvrage dont l'histoire eut un grand retentissement en Europe, et notamment en France par sa traduction en 1692. Rivadeneyra avait été nommé historiographe des Indes. L'ouvrage conte l'expédition de Cortes et la conquête du Mexique, ou plus précisément de l'empire des Aztèques, autrement appelé Nouvelle Espagne. Les principales sources que l'auteur utilisa furent les lettres de Cortez et les œuvres de Lopez de Gomara. Le livre conte en outre les nombreuses relations qu'eut Cortez avec Montezuma et donnent d'intéressants aperçus sur les mœurs et les coutumes des indiens. Nombreux renseignements économiques sur la population et l'accroissement de la colonie.?

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        The Ancient and Present State of Glocestershire . The Second Edition. Illustrated with seventy-three copper plates

      T. Spilsbury, for W. Herbert [et. al.], London 1768 - (18 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches). Engraved double-page map, 8 plates of arms, 64 engraved views of the houses and gardens, engraved by Kip. Contemporary russia, covers bordered in gilt, spine with raised bands in eight compartments, green morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers A very fine large and thick paper copy of a noted 18th century English work on architecture and garden design, with engravings by Kip in a beautiful binding Although intended as a county history, Atkyn's Gloucester is celebrated for its engraved views by Kip depicting the early 18th century country life of England's nobility, with beautiful engravings of their stately homes and formal gardens. First published in 1712, the work is one of the best topographical works of the eighteenth century. The present second edition is noted for its high quality of printing and paper; the portrait of the author, included in the first edition, was omitted from the second. Brunet I, 539; Upcott I, p. 250. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ANS] Dolley Payne Todd Madison

      - [ANS] Dolley Payne Todd Madison (1768-1849), entertaining as wife of James Madison, Secretary of State. Manuscript note "Mr. Madison request the pleasure of Mr. Hunt's company at dinner on Thursday next ½ past 3 o'clock, dated Dec. 19, 1803, in the hand of Dolley Madison. Dolley;s love of entertaining led to Thomas Jefferson's asking for her assistance in entertaining which was simplified since her husband James Madison lived in the White house with Jefferson. Acting as hostess for Jefferson provided her with a great deal of experience in Washington's political and social scenes. Dolley became one of the most powerful first ladies in Washington (and the first to be known as First Lady) when her husband became president. Paper measures 8" x 9 ½" with folds, some toning and marks where seal resided.

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        The History And Antiquities Of The Most Ancient Town And Borough Of Colchester In Essex In Three Books, Collected Chiefly From Manuscripts With An Appendix Of Records And Original Papers

      for T Osborne, J Whiston, S Baker, L Davis, C Reymers & B White 1768. 2nd edition, improved., Contemporary half Morocco, VG. folio, [iv]+195+28pp, folding map of Colchester, 10 further engraved plates including 2 folding, index, rubbed a little, but a nice clean copy. Small closed tear to the map & very slight loss to a few letters on 1pp.. Good history of Colchester, with the appendix.

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        ?'uvres, avec des commentaires, par Luneau de Boisjermain

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

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        Elementa metallurgiæ, speciatim chemicæ conscripta atque observationibus, experimentis et figuris ænis illustrata.

      (Uppsala), J. Edman, 1768. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,(16),440 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Med en grav. titelvinjett på s. (1). Ngt nött men trevligt samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett av glättad papp och röda snitt. Ett minimalt maskhål nedtill i främre falsen. Några små bläckstänk på främre pärmen och även på främre snittet, vilket till viss del trängt in i yttermarginalen på sina håll. Sporadiska fläckar i nedre marginalen, t.ex. på s. 59. En raderad namnteckning på frampärmens insida, en gammal överstruken namnteckning och numrering på försättsbladet och under dessa en nyare handskriven gåvovers. Samma namnteckning är skriven upp och ned på den sista planschen. Med Astrid Tottie Sondéns exlibris.. Utgiven på C. A. Askergrens förlag. Den fina vinjetten graverad av J. Gillberg sitter ovanför den tryckta dedikationen till Gustav III. Utkom i tysk översättning 1770. Wallerius framställning av metallurgins grundvalar skiljer sig ifrån tidigare böcker i ämnet, t.ex. Schlüters digra "Unterricht von Hüttewercken" och Swedenborgs monografier över järn och koppar. Medan dessa var empirisk-tekniska, skrivna för verksamma bergsmän var Wallerius arbete av annat slag. Han försummar inte, som Lindroth skriver, det utvärtes och redogör för malmådror, gruvbrytningsteknik och ugnstyper. Men det väsentliga var vad som skedde i rostar och smältugnar, han ville skapa en kemisk metallurgi, något som än idag tillhör den praktiska kemins mest besvärliga områden. Detta är den första utgåvan av Wallerius föreläsningar i metallurgi vid Uppsala universitet

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        Statuti del Sacro Monte della Pietà di Roma rinnovati nell anno MDCCLXVII

      Stamparia Ermateniana [1768], Roma - Legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello al ds. (qualche abrasione e forellino di tarlo al piatto anteriore). Tagli rossi. Carte di guardia e poche altre pagine ingiallite, ma bell esemplare. Rossetti, 10332. 4to (cm. 27,6), XII pp., 5 cc.nn., 219 pp. con una bella antiporta figurata, una tavola a piena pagina incisa su rame n.t. Fregi e capilettera figurati (segue) Bolle e Privilegj del Sacro Monte della Pietà di Roma, ibidem, XII pp., una tav. a piena pagina f.t., 163 pp. Fregi e capilettera figurati. Graziose vignette incise ai due frontespizi. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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, etc. IV. The various Prices of Labour and Provisions. V. The State of the Working Poor in those Counties, wherein the Riots were most remarkable. WITH DESCRIPTIONS and MODELS of such new 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.

      W. Nicoll, at the Paper-Mill, No. 51, in St. Paul's Church-Yard. London, 1768 - First Edition. 8vo, [2] + 284 pp; without the half-title and final blank leaf which are sometimes present, but the text is complete, with seven woodcut illustrations. Bound in quarter calf, spine with raised bands, and title label, over marbled boards. This work was the beginning of a most exhaustive inquiry into the state of British agriculture. It began almost by accident, with a simple recording of the crop rotations, the implements used, the cost of labour and provisions, the size of farms, and the horses or oxen employed on holdings of different sizes. Passing reference is also made to local industries, such as the manufacture of Witney blankets, and useful facts and figures about them are mentioned. The work encompasses a vast amount of information that was to transform agriculture in these islands and beyond. KENT AGRICULTURE KENT AGRICULTURE COMMERCE- INDUSTRY SCIENCE- NATURAL HISTORY SOCIAL HISTORY TOPOGRAPHY BRITISH EUROPE LEATHER PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN KENT Goldsmiths 10407; Higgs 4283; PMM 214; Fussell, More Old English farming books, pp. 71-72, Gazley, The Life of Arthur Young, p. 35.

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        Opera omnia, iam olim ad manuscriptos codices Romanos, Gallicanos, Anglicanos emendata, aucta & illustrata notis, studio & labore Monachorum [...]: nunc autem a Johanne Baptista Gallicciolli [...]. 17 Bände.

      Venedig, Typographia Sansoni , 1768-1776.. 4°. Mit einem Titelportrait. Erster Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Titeln m. gest. Vignette. Mit zahlr. Holzschn.-Vignetten u. -Initialen im Text. Zus. ca. 6800 S., Pgmt.-Bde. d. Zt. m. durchzogenen Bünden, je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt.. Gregor der Große (Gregorius, als Papst Gregor I.;um 540-604) war von 590 bis 604 Papst. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Päpste und ist der jüngste der vier großen lateinischen Kirchenlehrer der Spätantike. - Der letzte Band mit umfangreichem Register. - Einbände etw. beschabt, bestoßen u. angestaubt. Vorderdeckeln m. Bibl.-Schildern. Rückenschilder tlw. beschabt bzw. m. kl. Fehlstellen (ein Band ohne Rückenschilder). Titelbll. gestempelt. Schwach gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig u. vereinzelt etw. angestaubt. -

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        Familiar Architecture: Consisting of Original Designs of Houses for Gentlemen and Tradesmen, Parsonages and Summer-Retreats; With Back-Fronts, Sections, Etc., Together with Banqueting-Rooms, Churches, and Chimney-Pieces, To which is Added, The Masonry of the Semicircular and Elliptical Arches, with Practical Remarks

      [?Norwich:] Printed for the Author, 1768. First edition, folio (350 x 280mm), large paper copy, [2], viii, [9]-30, [2, list of subscribers]pp., 60 engraved plates, printed certification at foot of title "N.B. No Copy of this Work is authentic that has not my Name in my own Hand-Writing affixed to it in the Title Page" signed by author, some light spotting, worm track to lower blank margin of final three plates, cont. quarter calf, marbled paper boards, joints split, upper cover almost detached, uncut. Pattern book of designs for city and country houses, parsonages, retreats, churches, chimney pieces, etc., "The text consists of "Practical Remarks on Arches, &c." (pp. 9-18), drawing on Rawlin's occupational expertise, and plate descriptions (pp. 19-30) which give the intended purpose and location of individual designs, their dimensions, and a key to each plan. Altogether there are designs for 32 dwellings, two banqueting rooms, and three churches, plus additional plates illustrating chimneypieces and techniques of arch construction."—Archer. Thomas Rawlins (1727-1789). He was both an architect and a sculptor exhibiting architectural designs at the Society of Artists and Royal Academy in the Late 1770s. This work was probably printed in Norwich, having been published by the author in Norwich, and by Abraham Webber, Henry Webley and Francis Newbery in London. Variant edition with "References to the Apparatus" incorporated in the explanation of Pl. LX on page 30 (see Fowler 275); Archer 273.1; Harris 730; RIBA 2716; Millard II, 64 (1795 ed.).

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        NAVIS AERIA ET ELEGIARUM MONOBIBLOS

      Romae, excudebat Paullus Giunchius, 1768. In-16 gr. (mm. 190 x 130), p. pergam. antica con unghie (risg. rifatti), dorso a cordoni con tit. mss., pp. XVI,151, con una vignetta inc. da Antonio Zaballi al frontespizio e 1 bella tavola, pure inc. in rame, che illustra una curiosa ?"Navis Aeria?"; ornato da numerosi finalini xilografati. Rara "prima edizione" di un poema latino che riporta una dettagliata descrizione di un viaggio immaginario attraverso il mondo, inclusi Peru, Canada, ecc. Cfr. Boffito, p. 467 - Choix de Olschki,VI,8019 - Brockett,13142 - Caproni/Bertarelli, p. 101 - Sommervogel,VIII, 1451 - Maggs (Cat. 619), n. 56. Solo qualche lieve alone margin. altrim. esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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        Kurzgefaßte Regeln zu perspectivischen Zeichnungen vermittelst eines zu deren Ausübung so wie auch zu geometrischen Zeichnungen eingerichteten Proport

      Augsburg Klett 1768 - Lambert, Johann Heinrich. "Kurzgefaßte Regeln zu perspectivischen Zeichnungen vermittelst eines zu deren Ausübung so wie auch zu geometrischen Zeichnungen eingerichteten Proportional-Zirkels." Augsburg, Klett, 1768. 8°. 32 S.; 2 Kpf. Taf.; zugeb.: "Richtiger und bewährter Feldmesser, wie auch Sonnenuhrmacher, ohne Lehrmeister und Instrument ; das ist: kurzer, doch vollkommener und leichter Unterricht zum Feldmessen . / von e. dieser Künsten curieusen Liebhaber." Ulm : Wohler, 1767. 8°. 82 S. u.: "Kurze, doch gründliche Anweisung zu Verfertigung der sowohl liegenden als aufrechten Sonnenuhren ., an die Hand gegeben wird." Ulm, Wohler, 1767. 8°. 19 S., 3 Bl., 4 Kpf. Taf., gest. Tvign. HLdr. d. Zt. mit gepr. RSchild. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in Four Books

      UK: H. Woodfall, A. Millar, J. Beecroft et al.. London, H. Woodfall, A. Millar, J. Beecroft et al., 1768. Sixteenth Edition in two volumes. A near fine copy with a bookbinder's sticker to the rear pastedowns, a little wear to the page block edges. The books have been rebacked (presumably by the binder on the sticker). Ownership inscription to endpapers. Full period calf with raised bands. Presents very well. . Near Fine. Hardback. Later Edition. 1768.

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        Uncialaeum selectum Wezlariense. Das ist Genaue Recensir- und Beschreibung eines gesammleten Vorraths von 784 Stücke auserlesener Cabinets-Thaler fast von allen Sorten. Dabey zugleich ihrer jedem, per distictas Classes et Gradus, diejenige Rang-Stelle angewiesen ist, welche ihme seiner Qualität und Beschaffenheit nach gebühret. Nebst einem Anhange von 92 Münzen und Medaillen. Zweite verbesserte Auflage.

      - Wetzlar, Winkler, 1768. 8vo. 16 Bll., 336 S. Schlichter Pappband d. Zt. mit hs. Rückentitel. Dieser Beitrag zum "Thaler-Studium" aus dem Besitz des königlichen Hauses Hannover enthält, da sich jeder Herrscher einen eigenen Taler prägen ließ, die kritischen Beschreibungen von römisch-kaiserlichen sowie herrschaftlichen Talern der deutschen sowie europäischen Fürstentümer, päpstlichen Scudis u.a. - Valentin Ferdinand von Gudenus war Reichskammergerichts-Assessor in Wetzlar. Sein Forschungsgebiet war vornehmlich die Mainzer Geschichte, aber auch die "Rezension" von Urkunden, Münzen und Medaillen. - Etwas berieben, bestoßen und angestaubt. Monogrammstempel von Ernst August Herzog von Cumberland auf dem Titel. - Lipsius/Leitzmann I, 163. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANUAL DE TESTAR, DIVIDIR Y PARTIR, y discurso contra la instruccion de Escrivanos de Joseph Juan y Colom

      1768 - BERNI Y CATALA, Doctor Don Joseph.- MANUAL DE TESTAR, DIVIDIR Y PARTIR, y discurso contra la instruccion de Escrivanos de Joseph Juan y Colom, añadidos en la segunda impresión. Su autor. Tercera edición; En Madrid, en la Imprenta de Francisco Xavier Garcia año de 1768. 12º (145 x 100 mm), perg. 3 hs. + 66 p. + un estado plegado. Obra útil en materia de derecho sucesorio del célebre jurista valenciano. Muy crítico con la práctica de su profesión en el s. XVIII valenciano compendia y aclara la contradictoria legislación sucesoria de la época. Perfecto ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A view in Hudson's River of the Entrance of what is called the Topan Sea. Vue sur la Riviere d'Hudson, de l'entree counue sous le nom de Mer de Topan. Sketch'd on the SPOT by his Excellency Governor Pownal, Painted by Paul Sandby, Engraved by Peter Benazech

      printed for John Bowles, Robert Sayer, Thos. Jefferys, Carington Bowles and Henry Parker, London 1768 - Copper engraving by Peter Benazech, after Pownall. This fine print from the famously rare Scenographia Americana series is after a drawing by Governor Pownall, colonial governor of Massachusetts. This idyllic scene depicts a portion of the Hudson known as the Tappan Zee, a long widening of the river that occurs about ten miles north of Manhattan. The artist, from a rather high elevation, looks north with the Palisades on his left and the rolling hills of Westchester on his right, where tiny farmhouses are just visible. The contrast between this place as it was and as it is now is, to say the least, astonishing. Published following the conclusion of the French and Indian War, and in a period of great public interest in the American colonies, the Scenographia Americana was the first book dedicated to a large-scale artistic depiction of the American landscape. From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the West indies, the scenes include locations of battles, views of strategic provincial capitals, and newly secured areas of commercial importance. Just as clear is the celebration of nature's 'astonishingly great' expanse, to cite Pownall, great in width and in height. Here are harbors and rivers, cascades, forests and skies" (Hood). "The Scenographia Americana begins with views from Canada: Quebec City, the Montmorency Falls, Cape Rouge, the Gaspé, Rock Percé, the Miramichi Valley, Montreal, and Louisbourg . Then follow four views of cities in long-settled British North America: New York (twice), Boston, and Charleston. Next are four views of dramatic river landscapes in New York and New Jersey: the Jersey Palisades, the Catskills as seen from the Hudson, the Great Cohoes Falls on the Mohawk River, and the Passaic River Falls . The next two prints show the Moravian settlement at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and an imaginary scene of an American farm . The rest of the series shifts to the Caribbean, with four views of the harbor and city of Havana, two street scenes of Havana, one view of the British attack on Roseau, Dominique, and three scenes around Guadeloupe (one of a battle and two of the British occupation forces) ." (Crowley). "The work is more than neatly done. All the prints are exceptionally well executed with respect to the original topographic projections as well as in the engraving of the plates. Five print publishers . were involved in promoting the series" (Deak). "These views are second in quantity only to those that appeared in the Atlantic Neptune . In quality they are second to none of the eighteenth century productions" (Fowble).

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        Traité d'architecture, ou proportions des trois ordres grecs, sur un module de douze parties. Par Jean Antoine, Architecte & Arpenteur Général du Départment de Metz

      Treves: Imprimerie Electorale , 1768. Hardcover. Near Fine. Large 4to [25.5 x 19.5 cm]. (27) ff., pp. 1-132; 129-186, (5) folding plates, numerous woodcut illustrations in text, over 30 of them full-page. Bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands, gilt title label on spine, some scuffing to boards, upper board tender, edges sprinkled red, internally a very fresh copy with broad margins, excellent. Rare first and sole edition of this provincially published architectural treatise by an Alsatian architect seeking to promote his work in the wider cultural environment straddling the Franco-German language divide. The work was published in Trier five years after the completion of Antoine's most prestigious project to date, the hunting lodge Philippsfreude he built for the Palatine Elector Johann Philipp von Walderdorff (1761-63) in Wittlich, and which would be destroyed by French Revolutionary forces. The present work thus constitutes the principal, if not the only printed document for this building. Little information is available about Antoine, who identifies himself as chief architect and surveyor of the city of Metz. In the 1750s he worked on the abbey of St Vincent in that city which had been damaged by lightning, building two Gothic bays and a façade which incorporate elements of the three Greek orders. His design for a new Place Royale in the same city was however rejected. It was therefore something of a coup for Antoine to secure the contract for Philippsfreude, particularly since it meant ousting the official court architect of Trier, Johann Georg Seitz (1717-79). Antoine's Traité d'architecture is essentially a marketing ploy allowing him to present himself as an original architectural theorist, illustrating his arguments with the designs of his own projects, principally the façade of St. Vincent, his design for the Place Royale in Metz, and the castle in Wittlich, and exploiting the prestige of the French architectural tradition in a region which had yet to produce architecture of any distinction. The work also includes a 36-page index of architects from history and contemporary France with appropriate references to their theoretical writings, and a short treatise on the art of stone masonry, with illustrations of vaults, niches and so forth. Staircases receive a separate, detailed, treatment. Throughout, Antoine seizes every opportunity to emphasize the superiority of French architecture and take snipes at German building practices which he characterizes as heavy and inelegant. Antoine's obscurity today is partly due to the scarcity of remaining works of his: Philippsfreude was destroyed in 1793 in the context of the French Revolution, and all usable remains of the ruins were sold off under Napoleon. In some city records of Metz, the façade of St. Vincent is attributed to the architects Barlet and Louis, with no mention of Antoine's involvement. The work is not listed in OCLC, but we have located copies at the Getty and CCA. *BN record 04440090X; Getty record.

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        Printed document granting a "License to trade with the Nations or Tribes of Indians, with whom his Majesty is connected" signed by John Penn

      Philadelphia, PA, October 28, 1768. 12" x 8". "Partly-printed Document Signed ""John Penn"" as Lieutenant-Governor, one page, oblong quarto (12"" x 8""), Philadelphia, October 28, 1768, countersigned by Joseph Shippen Jr. (1732-1810) Secretary to the Governor of Pennsylvania, granting a ""License to trade with the Nations or Tribes of Indians, with whom his Majesty is connected, and who live under his protection..."" unto Alexander Blaine of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The license stipulated that Blaine was ""not to trade or traffick with; or vend, sell, or dispose, of any Goods, Wares or Merchandizes of any Kind whatever, to any Indian or Indians within the Country of any the Indian Nations aforesaid, beyond the Settlements of the Inhabitants, except at Fort Pitt & the Forts or Posts which are already, or shall hereafter by established by his Majesty, and garrisoned by his Troops..."" The license, valid for a year, was not likely renewed by Blaine. For an Indian trader, the terms were somewhat onerous -- essentially barring them from the entire trans-Appalachian West. The scant details we have concerning the life of Alexander Blaine indicate that we strayed well beyond the post at Fort Pitt. Like many others on the Appalachian frontier, he wanted to range much further into the interior. In 1774 he was spotted with partner Matthew Elliott (1739-1814) operating in the Ohio Valley, specifically on the Scotio River according to a deposition published in the appendix of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia. John Penn (1729-1795) lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania (1763-1776) who negotiated the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix which defined the boundaries of the Proclamation of 1763 between Pennsylvania, New York and the Six Nations. Moderate chipping at top with minor losses not affecting text. Partial fold separation at bottom of vertical creases, else fine."

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        1- Le dîner du comte de Boulainvilliers par Mr. St. Hiacinte [Voltaire]. S.l., 1728 [i. e. Hollande, 1768]. (2) f. de faux-titre et titre, 60 p. 2- Relation du bannissement des jésuites de la Chine. S.l.n.d. [Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1768]. 31 p. 3- Relation de la mort du chevalier de La Barre : par Monsieur Cass*** [Cassen], avocat au Conseil du Roi, à M. le marquis de Beccaria. Le 15 juillet 1766. S.l.n.d. [Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1768]. 24 p.

      - 3 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-12, plein veau havane de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin amande, tranches bleutées. Intéressante réunion de ces trois ouvrages de Voltaire, qui confirme leur origine commune: tous trois à l’année 1768 et sans doute publiés à Amsterdam chez Marc-Michel Rey. 1- Edition "en gros caractères", publiée l’année de l’originale, avec un faux-titre suivi d'un titre, qui porte le nom de Saint-Hyacinthe. Bengesco la distingue par le feuillet en tête duquel se trouve le titre de départ, paginé 1-2. Les interlocuteurs du "Dîner" sont le comte et la comtesse de Boulainvilliers, l'abbé Couet et Nicolas Fréret. - Les "Pensées détachées de M. l'abbé de Saint-Pierre" sont de Voltaire. (Bengesco n°1750, p. 216. ‘L’oeuvre de Voltaire à la B.N.’, n°4141). 2- Edition publiée l’année de l’originale à Amsterdam chez Marc-Michel Rey selon le catalogue de la BnF, qui renvoie, au sujet de cette édition, au billet de Voltaire à H. Rieu, Besterman, n°14003. Cette édition se caractérise par le fait qu’elle ne comporte qu’un titre de départ. (Bengesco, n°1758/2. ‘L’oeuvre de Voltaire à la B.N.’, n°4161). 3- Edition originale. Titre de départ. Imprimé à Amserdam chez M.M. Rey, selon le catalogue de la BnF: "C'est par erreur que Beuchot avait considéré comme date d'édition celle du 15 juillet 1766, mentionnée au titre de départ, comme l'a montré Bengesco". (Bengesco, n°1722. ‘L’oeuvre de Voltaire à la B.N.’, n°4195). Bel exemplaire, frais, dans une jolie reliure anglaise ou hollandaise de l’époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uncialaeum selectum Wezlariense. Das ist Genaue Recensir- und Beschreibung eines gesammleten Vorraths von 784 Stücke auserlesener Cabinets-Thaler fast von allen Sorten. Dabey zugleich ihrer jedem, per distictas Classes et Gradus, diejenige Rang-Stelle angewiesen ist, welche ihme seiner Qualität und Beschaffenheit nach gebühret. Nebst einem Anhange von 92 Münzen und Medaillen. Zweite verbesserte Auflage.

      Wetzlar, Winkler, 1768.. 8vo. 16 Bll., 336 S. Schlichter Pappband d. Zt. mit hs. Rückentitel.. Dieser Beitrag zum "Thaler-Studium" aus dem Besitz des königlichen Hauses Hannover enthält, da sich jeder Herrscher einen eigenen Taler prägen ließ, die kritischen Beschreibungen von römisch-kaiserlichen sowie herrschaftlichen Talern der deutschen sowie europäischen Fürstentümer, päpstlichen Scudis u.a. - Valentin Ferdinand von Gudenus war Reichskammergerichts-Assessor in Wetzlar. Sein Forschungsgebiet war vornehmlich die Mainzer Geschichte, aber auch die "Rezension" von Urkunden, Münzen und Medaillen. - Etwas berieben, bestoßen und angestaubt. Monogrammstempel von Ernst August Herzog von Cumberland auf dem Titel. - Lipsius/Leitzmann I, 163.

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

      London: John Bowles [et al], [1768].. Engraved view (14 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches), matted (20 x 26 1/2 inches). Plate with mild age toning, but 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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        [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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        [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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