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        SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE AND ITALY

      London for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt 1768 - 2 volumes. Early printing, only the second. Small 8vo, contemporary polished calf gilt tooled with elaborate designs on the spines, two black morocco lettering pieces in gilt on each spine. xx, 203; (4), 208 pp. A nice set in pleasing original condition but for separation of two boards, now easily restored. RARE EARLY ISSUE OF THIS FAMOUS WORK BY LAURENCE STERNE. This printing was issued in the same year as the first issuance of the first printing. Sterne travelled through France and Italy as far south as Naples, and after returning determined to describe his travels from a sentimental point of view. The novel can be seen as an epilogue to the possibly unfinished work The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and also as an answer to Tobias Smollett's decidedly unsentimental Travels through France and Italy. Sterne had met Smollett during his travels in Europe, and strongly objected to his spleen, acerbity and quarrelsomeness. He modeled the character of Smelfungus on him. The novel was extremely popular and influential and helped establish travel writing as the dominant genre of the second half of the 18th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bewehrtes Koch-Buch in sechs Absätze vertheilet; In welchem zu finden: Wie man versch. Speisen von allerhand Wild-Prät, Fleisch, Geflügelwerk, Fisch und Garten-Gewächsen, wie auch Torten, Pastetten, und anderes Gebackenes, niedlich zurichten könne. Wegen guter, und sichergestellten Eintheilung dienet jederman, besonders der in der Kocherey sich übenden Jugend. Verbesserte fünfte Auflage. Wien, L. Kaliwoda (1759). 8°. 299 S., 6 Bll., Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rverg. u. Rsch.

      - Weiss 366 - ncht bei Horn/Arndt.- Erschien ab 1768 als ?Wienerisches bewährtes Kochbuch? ; Wiener Kochbuch mit 520 Rezepten. Im Vorspann ein buchgeschichtlich interessantes vierseitiges Privileg durch Kaiserin Maria Theresia von 1759.- Etw. gebräunt u. stockfl. Titel u. Anfang mit Braunflecken in den Gelenken. Vors. mit Wurmspur, Ebd. etw. berieben, Kapitale mit Ausrissen.

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        FREISING. - Karte. Gegend um Freising und Pfaffenhofen,

      - Altkol. Kupferstich von F.X. Jungwirth und J.A. Zimmermann nach St. Michel, um 1768, 58 x 90,5 cm. Cartographia Bavariae 6.4 und S. 154. - Der französische Militärgeograph St. Michel erhielt 1765 von der Akademie der Wissenschaften in München den Auftrag, nach dem Vorbild Cassinis neue bayrische Landkarten herzustellen. Bis 1769 kartographierte er mit einem Branderschen Instrument die Umgebung von München und die von Pfaffenhofen, es entstanden zwei Blätter. Beide Blätter (hier vorliegen der obere Teil) haben keine Kartuschen oder Titelangaben. Da St. Michel ebenso wie Cassini die deutsche Sprache nicht ausreichend beherrschte, finden sich bei den Ortsnamen eine Reihe von Verballhornungen. 1769 wurde St. Michel von seinen Aufgaben entbunden. - Die flächenkolorierte Karte zeigt das Gebiet zwischen Ingolstadt (Norden), Weihenstephan bei Landshut, Weihenstephan bei Freising (Süden) und Pöttmes. - Mit zwei kleinen hinterlegten Einrissen. Seltene, dekorativ kolorierte Karte!

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        Collection de Cartes Concernant les Forêts, Triages et Bois Taillis du Comté-Pairie d'Eu, Avec plusieures Desseins et Etats analogues au Commerce et à la Partie des Bois

      [France]: Gravée par Chambon, 1768. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to. [27.5 x 21.5 cm]. 40 numbered single-sided engraved plates. Bound in contemporary marbled paper. Very good overall. Only edition of this unusual volume surveying the wooded holdings of the Count of Eu, in Upper Normandy, a work comprised entirely of 40 fine, single-sided engravings, including a pictorial title page, 13 calligraphic plates of text, charts and tables, 5 botanical and industrial images, and 21 handsome, precise maps of the woods, copses and forests within the County of Pairie d'Eu. "This volume, evidently not intended for general sale, is a great rarity" (Thiébaud, 155). Produced in 1768 by Louis Estancelin, the region's "Lieutenant of Woods and Water", and engraved by Gobert-Denis Chambon, the Collection de Cartes is at once a lavish vanity project meant to flatter the aristocratic sensibilities of its dedicatee, the Comte d'Eu (at the time, Louis Charles de Bourbon), and a serious agrimensorial study, complete with meticulous references to the dimensions of individual parcels and to the ancient statutes appertaining to them. The volume is a painstaking analysis of the economic foundations of an estate, clothed in pre-Revolution finery. The Collection de Cartes concerns itself exclusively with "the woods of the County of Eu, which produce its principal revenue": although maps faithfully locate the city of Eu, its surroundings towns, villages, churches, and even individual farmhouses, these details appear as satellites to the forests. Nor are arable lands treated in detail, but instead individual tracts of woods are strikingly depicted in isolation, as if islands surrounded by an open sea. The more detailed maps indicate names of individual sub-parcels down to the size of a few acres and delineate the (rather formal) rectilinear alleys and carrefours that allowed one to traverse these woods. Estencelin adds to these designs extensive textual keys, tables calculating total holdings, and relevant statutes dating from the 1580s. Pictorial engravings supplement the volume's cartographic content, with one image depicting 37 different uses for wood (!). The renowned glassworks of Romesnil - situated within the forests of d'Eu and an industry requiring plentiful fuel - are given 3 plates, two of which depict glassblowers and their implements, the third delineating the façades of the five factory buildings: These technical depictions of industry share a spirit with the illustrations of Denis Diderot's Encyclopédie (1751-65) here localized to a specific place. A final engraving collects the Forest of Eu's 61 useful species of trees, shrubs, and bushes within an "Arbre Figuré", a single trunk sprouting 61 different leaves. Remarkably, the wooded regions of Eu, today known as the Forêt Domanial d'Eu, remain largely unchanged from the time they were depicted in this volume. * Manuel du Bibliographie Normand, pp. 435-36; Jules Thiébaud, Bibliographie des Ouvrages Français sur la Chasse, col. 155; OCLC (#54633671) lists American copies at Columbia, Harvard, Yale, and the Corning Museum of Glass.

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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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        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.

      Imprimerie Electorale, Treves 1768 - (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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Fiscal del Consejo en Favor de la Regalia, y Tribunales Reales del Reyno de Navarra. Sobre el Conocimiento de los Artículos de Inmunidad Local, y uso de las fuerzas de que han usado por costumbre y possessión immemorial en aquel Reyno. .

      1768. . 1768 - Andrés Ortega. Madrid. . 1 Vol. . 147 pp. Folio. Media Piel. Derecho (Local, Real), Siglo XVIII , Vasco-Navarro (Navarra) . Rara obra sobre los usos administrativos en el reino de Navarra. Ejemplar de amplios márgenes encuadernado en media piel con dorados en lomera. Buen estado. .

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        oder vollständige Anweisung alle Geh- Schlag- und Repetier-Uhren richtig zu berechnen und gehörig zusammen zusetzen, nebst der Beschreibung einer Universal Sonnen-Uhr.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1768. - (17 x 10 cm). (14) 170 (6) S. Mit 4 Kupfertafeln. Moderne Broschur. Erste Ausgabe. - Der Band behandelt verschiedene Arten mechanischer Uhrwerke, sowohl in theoretischer Hinsicht mit Berechnungen wie auch als praktische Anleitung zum Uhrenbau. Über Hebelmechanik, Räderwerke, Pendel- und Taschenuhren, eine Aequinoctial-Sonnenuhr sowie mit dem "Calender des Sonnen-Laufs von 1701 bis 1800 (aus des M. Johann Gaupp mechanischer Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst extrahirt). - Die detaillierten Tafeln zeigen Zahnräder, Uhrwerke und Sonnenuhren. Mit dem Druckvermerk am Ende des Bandes: Rödelheim, Reich, 1753. - Sehr sauber und gut erhalten. - Vgl. Engelmann, Bibl. mech.-techn. 386 (Ausgabe 1781) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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

      London: printed for John Bowles, Robert Sayer, Thos. Jefferys, Carington Bowles and Henry Parker, 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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        Schweine am Weiher.

      - Radierung, 1768, auf Bütten. 8,4:12,5 cm. Literatur: Unverricht 4; Sattel Bernhardini / Schlegel R 4, II. – Prachtvoller, herrlich kräftiger und klarer Abdruck mit Rand um die schön ausgeprägte Plattenkante. Friedrich Müller war ein typischer Vertreter des „Sturm und Drang" und eine Doppelbegabung. Er war als Schriftsteller, Maler, Zeichner und Radierer tätig und in Rom auch als Fremdenführer und Antiquar. Müllers früh sich zeigende Begabung brachte ihn 1767 nach Zweibrücken in die Lehre des Malers D. Hien (1725-1773) und damit in die Sphäre des französischen Rokoko. Sehr bald bekam er, durch Studium der Niederränder, zu seinem für die Zeit ganz ungewöhnlich kühnen und starken Realismus in der Darstellung von Tieren und Landschaften. Er war für die Höfe in Zweibrücken und Mannheim tätig. 1778 gaben ihm Kurfürst Karl Theodor von der Pfalz und Weimarer Freunde die Mittel für eine Reise nach Rom. Zeitgenossen, wie Goethe, Ringeis und Uexküll, äußerten sich kritisch über die Werke seiner Spätzeit. Jedoch in den genialen Werken seiner Frühzeit, den Zeichnungen und Radierungen, zeigt er sich als Bahnbrecher des Realismus in der Zeit des „Sturm und Drang".

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        Hirte unterm Baum.

      1768. Radierung, 1768, auf Bütten. 8,6:12,5 cm. Literatur: Unverricht 2; Sattel Bernhardini / Schlegel R 2, II. - Prachtvoller, herrlich kräftiger und klarer Abdruck mit Rand um die schön ausgeprägte Plattenkante.. Friedrich Müller war ein typischer Vertreter des "Sturm und Drang" und eine Doppelbegabung. Er war als Schriftsteller, Maler, Zeichner und Radierer tätig und in Rom auch als Fremdenführer und Antiquar. Müllers früh sich zeigende Begabung brachte ihn 1767 nach Zweibrücken in die Lehre des Malers D. Hien (1725-1773) und damit in die Sphäre des französischen Rokoko. Sehr bald bekam er, durch Studium der Niederränder, zu seinem für die Zeit ganz ungewöhnlich kühnen und starken Realismus in der Darstellung von Tieren und Landschaften. Er war für die Höfe in Zweibrücken und Mannheim tätig. 1778 gaben ihm Kurfürst Karl Theodor von der Pfalz und Weimarer Freunde die Mittel für eine Reise nach Rom. Zeitgenossen, wie Goethe, Ringeis und Uexküll, äußerten sich kritisch über die Werke seiner Spätzeit. Jedoch in den genialen Werken seiner Frühzeit, den Zeichnungen und Radierungen, zeigt er sich als Bahnbrecher des Realismus in der Zeit des "Sturm und Drang".

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        Die Pfannkuchenbäckerin.

      . Radierung in Crayonmanier, 1768, nach einer Zeichnung von Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667), auf cremefarbenem Bütten, verso mit dem Künstlerzeichen (Lugt 2725) sowie bezeichnet, signiert und datiert "G. Metsu del. Ploos van Amstel. Fecit 1768". 29,4:21 cm. Radiert von Ploos' Werkstattmitarbeiter Johannes Körnlein (ca. 1720-1772). Literatur: Wurzbach und Laurentius/Niemeijer 14. Publiziert 1768. Ein Hauptblatt des Künstlers und tadellos frisch.. Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.

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        1. Voyages d'un philosophe ou observations sur les moeurs & les arts des peuples de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Amérique 2. Avis aux honnêtes gens qui veulent bien faire 3. Agriculture expérimentale, à l'usage des agriculteurs, fermiers & laboureurs

      1. Yverdon, s.n. 2. Amsterdam et Paris, Desaint, Gogué etc. 3. Paris, chez Claude Herissant 1768 - Three works in one volume in 12mo; pp. 142; pp. 122; pp. XII, 122, (6); contemporary marbled calf, coins a bit rubbed, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with gilt lettering-piece, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, traces of exlibris on front cover pastedown, first and last leaves slightly browned, else only occasional light browning, clean and crisp, a very good and attractive copy. 1. First edition. Pierre Poivre was "Intendant des îles de France (Mauritius) et de Bourbon". He criticized the French colonial policy pretending that agriculture and population can only prosper when laws and customs are good. Due to his views and efforts in favor of agriculture he was considered as one of the precursors of the physiocrats (Weulersse I, pp. 158-159). INED 3616 (ed. 1779), Kress 6584, Goldsmiths 10399, McCulloch p. 115 (ed. 1797), Higgs 4261. 2. First edition. Abbé Nicolas Baudeau (1731-1792) was an important member of the physiocratic school as he contributed largely to the popularization of their ideas. In this paper he describes the whole administrative machinery preventing the liberty of individuals and of commerce. INED 274, Kress 6517, Higgs 4377, Cat. Sraffa 268. 3. One of the editions in 1765, the year of the first edition. Sarcey de Sutieres was an important agronomist and director of an agricultural school. He was primarily interested in practical agriculture based on the latest scientific findings in physics, chemistry and meteorology. Goldsmiths 10081 (Yverdon edition), not in Kress, INED and Einaudi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ANNUAL REGISTER, OR A VIEW OF THE HISTORY, POLITICKS, AND LITERATURE, FOR THE YEAR 1763

      London: J. Dodsley, 1768. The Third Edition. Full Leather. Very Good+ binding. A lovely copy of the Third Edition of of the Annual Register for the Year 1763. With the four maps present, and in Fine condition: 1. An Accurate Map of the Seat of War in the Kingdom of Prussia; 2. A New and Correct Chart of the Seat of War, on the Coasts of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy; 3. A New Map of the Seat of War in the Empire of the Great Mogul (India); and 4. A New Map of the British Dominions in North America (this map, showing Canada and Florida has a quite short tear at the stub).Bound in calf, with elaborate gilt stamping to the spine, with three morocco labels. A handsome copy. Very Good+ binding.

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        Allgemeine Geschichte der Hunnen und Türken,, der Mogols und anderer occidentalischen Tartarn, vor und nach Christi Geburt bis auf jetzige Zeiten. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Johann Carl Dähnert.

      Greifswald, Röse, 1768 - 1771. - 40, 647; 68 S., 3 Bll., 616; 59 S., 1 Bl., 587; 8 S., 1 Bl., 60, 372 S., 100 Bll. (Register). 2 Kupfertafeln. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Das Hauptwerk des Pariser Sinologen und Orientalisten Joseph de Guignes erschien 1756 unter dem Titel "Histoire générale des Turcs, des Mogols". – Joseph de Guignes (1721 - 1800) succeeded Fourmont at the Royal Library as secretary interpreter of the Eastern languages. A "Memoire historique sur l`origine des Huns et des Turcs", published by de Guignes in 1748, obtained his admission to the Royal Society of London in 1752, and he became an associate of the French Academy of Inscriptions in 1754. Two years later he began to publish his learned and laborious "Histoire generale des Huns, des Mongoles, des Turcs et des autres Tartares occidentaux (1756-1758)"; and in 1757 he was appointed to the chair of Syriac at the College de France. He originated the proposal that the Huns who attacked the Roman Empire were the same people as the Xiongnu mentioned in Chinese records. This view was popularised by his contemporary, Edward Gibbon in Gibbon`s famous work "Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire". This proposal has been strenuously debated by central Asianists including Maenchen-Helfen, Henning, Bailey, and de la Vaissière. The Histoire had been translated into German by Dähnert (1768 - 1771). De Guignes left a son, Christian Louis Joseph who, after learning Chinese from his father, went as consul to Canton, where he spent seventeen years. - In Band 4 unter anderem: »Beweis, daß die Chineser eine Egyptische Colonie sind« mit zwei Kupferstichen sowie Autoren- und Gesamtregister. - Ohne den Ergänzungsband mit 68 Tabellen. - Etw. gebräunt und fleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 4600 Gr.-8°. Pp. der Zeit mit Rückenschild (restaurierte Einrisse, etw. fleckig und bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Garden, Nursery; ... Agriculture ... Management of Vineyards, with Methods of Making Wine ..

      London John & Francis Rivington 1768. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Rabacked with parts of original spine. Occasional staining within. New eps Reprint Brown hardback leather cover 430mm x 270mm (17" x 11"). [3, 500pp] + plates. 18 b/w plates.

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        Versuche über die ersten Gründe der Sittlichkeit und der natürlichen Religion in zween Theilen, von Heinrich Home aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von C. G. Rautenberg. - 1.Band: ... ersten Gründe der Sittlichkeit... 2.Band: Versuche über die Grundsätze der moralität und der natürlichen Religion.

      Braunschweig, Johann Christoph Meyer, 1768.. Titel, 3 Bl., 200 Seiten; Titel, 1 Bl., 108 Seiten 8° , Hardcover/Pappeinband. Einband etwas berieben, etwas wasserrandig, ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand. -------------------------------------------------------- Henry Home Kames (* 1696 in Berwickshire; 27. Dezember 1782), später Lord Kames, war ein schottischer Jurist und Philosoph. Bekannt wurde er insbesondere durch seine Arbeit "Grundsätze der Kritik" (Elements of Criticism). Die Sketches of the History of Man (1774) waren für Herders Geschichtsphilosophie ("Auch eine Philosophie der Geschichte zur Bildung der Menschheit", 1774) von entscheidender Bedeutung. ---------------------------------------------- First German edition of Essays on the principles of morality and natural religion, Edinburgh 1751.8vo. (8), 200; (4), 108 p. Contemporary calf, two labels on spine. Light wear to spine, lower label rubbed. - Jessop, A bibl. of D. Hume and Scottish Philosophy, p. 140f. Rare. "In Essays on the Principles of Morality ..., Kames (1696-1782) discussed a wide range of philosophical topics, including li-berty and necessity, personal identity, belief, external senses, and cause and effect. His thinking is influenced by Hume, either in quiet concurrence or by vigorous reaction ..." (Encl. of Philos. 4, 60f.) The translator Christian Günther Rautenberg wrote a few books on morals himself; he also produced the first German translation of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, published in 1770 by the same publisher as Home's book.

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        THE ANNUAL REGISTER, OR A VIEW OF THE HISTORY, POLITICKS, AND LITERATURE, FOR THE YEAR 1763

      London: J. Dodsley, 1768. The Third Edition. Full Leather. Very Good+ binding. A lovely copy of the Third Edition of of the Annual Register for the Year 1763. With the four maps present, and in Fine condition: 1. An Accurate Map of the Seat of War in the Kingdom of Prussia; 2. A New and Correct Chart of the Seat of War, on the Coasts of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy; 3. A New Map of the Seat of War in the Empire of the Great Mogul (India); and 4. A New Map of the British Dominions in North America (this map, showing Canada and Florida has a quite short tear at the stub). Bound in calf, with elaborate gilt stamping to the spine, with three morocco labels. A handsome copy. Very Good+ binding.

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        Opera omnia., Nunc primum collecta, in classes distributa, præfationibus & indicibus exhornata, studio Ludovici Dutens [Louis Dutens].

      Genf, de Tournes, 1768 - 1 gefalt. Kupferporträt, 41 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Tabelle. Erste Ausgabe der von Louis Dutens herausgebrachten ersten Gesamtausgabe der Werke von Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. - NDB XIV, 121 ff: " L. Dutens faßte in seiner Ausgabe (Opera omnia, 6 Bde., 1768) das damals bereits Gedruckte, wenn auch nicht vollständig, so doch angereichert durch einige Briefwechsel aus den Originalen systematisch geordnet zusammen". - Titel mit gelöschtem Besitzvermerken. Teils etw. gebräunt, fleckig oder wurmstichig. Buchblöcke etw. angebrochen, ohne die hinteren Vorsätze. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 10500 Kl.-4°. Pgmt. der Zeit mit Rückenschild (etw. verzogen, fleckig, bestoßen und wurmstichig). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Erzählungen und Abhandlungen aus seinen neuesten Schrifften. 2 Bl., 298 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette von J. A. Friedrich. Schöner dekorativer Halblederbd im Stil d. Z. mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig 1768. - Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser Erzählungen und Betrachtungen, darunter einige Übersetzungen aus Voltaires 'Contes de Guillaume Vadé' (zuerst 1764 erschienen). Enthält zwölf Beiträge, darunter Der Schwartze und der Weise – Jannot und Colin – Reden an die Wälschen von Anton Vadee – Unterschiedliche Veränderungen in der Kunst Trauerspiele zu verfertigen – Von der Geschichts-Beschreibung – Moliere Leben – Die fromme Einfalt – Die selbst Liebe – Chinesischer Catechismus – Catechismus eines Dorf-Pfarrers. – Dekoratives Exemplar. Nicht im JAP seit 1950. – Kriegsverlust der Berliner Staatsbibliothek und nicht in Göttingen. Nicht bei Fromm. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic,

      . Oder Gründlich-verfasste Reguln deren man sich als einer Anleitung zu berühmter Künstlere Zeichen-Werken bestens bedienen kan. 4 vols. Nürnberg 1768-77. With copperengraved frontispiece and 72 plates. Large 4to. In contemporary worn and stained blank paperboards. Waterstained, plates mostly clean. * Erster Theil. - 1777. - [8], 18 f. -- Anderter Theil. - 1775. - [8], 18 f. -- Dritter Theil / [G. M. Preisler sculpsit]. - 1773. - [8], 18 f. [1-3 mounted on 2 plates]-- Vierter Theil: Fortsetzung der durch Theorie erfundenen Practic, oder Gründlich-verfasste Reguln ... - [Nürnberg] : heraus gegeben von Johann Justin Preissler ... auch bey ihme zu finden, in Nürnberg : gedruckt bey Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1768. - [8], 18 f..

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        The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Garden, Nursery; ... Agriculture ... Management of Vineyards, with Methods of Making Wine

      London: John & Francis Rivington &c. G: in Good condition without dust jacket. Rabacked with parts of original spine. Occasional staining within. New eps. 1768. Reprint. Brown hardback leather cover. 430mm x 270mm (17" x 11"). [3,500pp] + plates. 18 b/w plates. .

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        Krönung Mariä / Ein Plat auf den Sontagberg in Oesterreich 18. Schuch hoch."

      1768 1768 - Radierung, 1768, auf Bütten. 23,5:11,2 cm. Darstellung oben rundbogig geschlossen. Das Papier leicht vergilbt, Flecklein in den oberen Ecken. Literatur: Garzarolli-Thurnlackh 15; Feuchtmüller 16. – Schöner, gleichmäßiger Druck mit ca. 1,5 cm breitem Rand um die Plattenkante. Provenienz: J.N. Seiler (1793 München–Kempten 1876), nicht bei Lugt. Martin Johann Schmidt, Sohn des Bildhauers Johannes Schmidt (1688/1689-1761), war Schüler G. Starmayrs (nachweisbar um 1720/1740) und B. Scabina (Scabino) de Rossas (nachweisbar Anfang 18. Jhdt.) in Dürnstein. Vorbildcharakter hatten aber sicherlich vor allem Rembrandt, Jacob van Schuppen (1670-1751) sowie die bekannten österreichischen Maler P. Troger (1692-1762) und D. Gran (1694-1757). Ab 1748 war Schmidt in Stein und seiner Umgebung tätig, wo er hauptsächlich Andachts- und Altarbilder für Kirchen und Klöster schuf, die ihm große Anerkennung einbrachten. Ab den 1780er Jahren wandte er sich zudem mythologischen Motiven und Genreszenen zu. Darüber hinaus war er ein bedeutender Zeichner (meist Kompositionsentwürfe für Altarbilder). Auch hinterließ er ein graphisches Œuvre, bekannt sind 30 Arbeiten, das eine intensive Beschäftigung mit Rembrandt und J. Callot sowie H. Schönfeld aber auch mit italienischen Meistern offenbart.

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        L’Uomo d’un altro Mondo o sia Memorie d’un solitario senza nome Scritte da lui medesimo in due linguaggi Chinese, e Russiano E publicate nella nostra lingua dall’Abbate Pietro Chiari.

      Venice: Domenico Battifoco 1768 - FIRST EDITION, woodcut printer’s device on title, engraved frontispiece, some foxing, a few paperflaws, that on I1 causing a couple of lines to print faultily, pp. 256 (including frontispiece, Index, advertisements and Licence), 8vo, uncut in carta rustica, recased, new end-papers, small bookplate removed from inside front cover, good A very rare extra-terrestial view of the world - taking in America and Japan, as well as Europe - by the great Italian playwright, novelist and librettist. The frontispiece shows an exotically attired individual (the lonely nameless one of the title) examining with a magnifying glass a terraqueous globe, almost as large as himself, in landscape with a volcano in the distance. BL only in COPAC, with a different collation, apparently lacking the Index, advertisements and Licence. Reprinted (or re-issued) by Zatta in 1787. (Gove, The Imaginary Voyage, p. 357)

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        Dissertazione sopra la villa di Orazio Flacco Seconda edizione.

      Barbiellini,, In Roma, 1768 - Pp. 6, 41 (1). Con una grande incisione al frontespizio raffigurante il luogo in cui venne ritrovata la villa ed una tavola topografica ripiegata f.t. Un rinforzo al verso della tavola con perdita di pochi millimetri in orizzontale. Unito a: MARQUEZ PIETRO. Illustrazioni della Villa di Mecenate in Tivoli. Roma, De Romanis, 1812. pp. 16. Con 4 belle tavole ripiegate f.t. Un lieve alone chiaro. Unito a: Dissertazioni del P. Giuseppe Rocco Volpi Padovano Sacerdote della Compagnia di Gesù intorno alla Villa Tiburtina riconosciuta di Caio Cilnio Mecenate. Pp. (28) fittamente manoscritte in chiara grafia settecentesca. Tre opere in un volume di cm. 29, legatura ottocentesca in mezza pergamena con punte e titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Esemplare marginoso e complessivamente in ottimo stato di conservazione. Interessante miscellanea in cui merita attenzione il manoscritto che riporta le note storiche del Volpi e che verosimilmente si trovano riportate nel suo "Vetus Latium profanum" edito nella tipografia del fratello (Padova, Comino, 1726-45). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A system for the compleat interior management and oeconomy of a battalion of infantry

      This seems to be a subscriber's copy with the ownership name 'Cope' in ink of front f.e.p. probably/perhaps identifying the book belonging to "Sir J. Mord. Cope, Hants, Militia" as listed. The author himself was at the time "Captain in His Majesty's Fifth Regiment of Foot, and late Adjutant to the same". His book was reprinted in 1779.The Fifth Regiment of Foot had been originally raised in Ireland for Dutch service in 1674, not coming into the English establishment until 1685. Identified subsequently by the name of the colonel commanding, it was named the Fifth Regiment of Foot from 1751 to 1782, later becoming the Northumberland Fusiliers and, most recently, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.Cuthbertson's System of management is comprehensive in its coverage of all aspects of a soldier's life, from military drills to social and moral dangers - including women, gambling and alcohol. It is interesting to note the author's comments on the recruitment of children: "Boys much under fourteen, unless they are remarkably stout, are rather an incumbrance to a Regiment (especially on service) as they are in general unable to bear fatigue, or even carry their drums upon a march ..... The finest children that can be had, should always be chosen for fifers, and as their duty is not very laborious, it matters not how young they are taken ....." (pp.14-15).In the Appendix is a nice diagram, with an explanation, of the "Form of a machine for cocking hats".8vo., xl + 239 + (2) + 17 tables in the Appendix of which three are folding, one of the text leaves torn in lower margin (not affecting printed surface), contemporary marbled boards, neatly rebacked in calf, raised bands, the original lettering piece reused. A very good copy indeed., [1768]. First edition: rare. [OCLC, ESTC & COPAC locate only a few libraries with copies, viz. 7 in B.Isles & 5 in U.S. of which TCD apparently the only library holding a copy in Ireland].. This seems to be a subscriber's copy with the ownership name 'Cope' in ink of front f.e.p. probably/perhaps identifying the book belonging to "Sir J. Mord. Cope, Hants, Militia" as listed. The author himself was at the time "Captain in His Majesty's Fifth Regiment of Foot, and late Adjutant to the same". His book was reprinted in 1779.The Fifth Regiment of Foot had been originally raised in Ireland for Dutch service in 1674, not coming into the English establishment until 1685. Identified subsequently by the name of the colonel commanding, it was named the Fifth Regiment of Foot from 1751 to 1782, later becoming the Northumberland Fusiliers and, most recently, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.Cuthbertson's System of management is comprehensive in its coverage of all aspects of a soldier's life, from military drills to social and moral dangers - including women, gambling and alcohol. It is interesting to note the author's comments on the recruitment of children: "Boys much under fourteen, unless they are remarkably stout, are rather an incumbrance to a Regiment (especially on service) as they are in general unable to bear fatigue, or even carry their drums upon a march ..... The finest children that can be had, should always be chosen for fifers, and as their duty is not very laborious, it matters not how young they are taken ....." (pp.14-15).In the Appendix is a nice diagram, with an explanation, of the "Form of a machine for cocking hats". 8vo., xl + 239 + (2) + 17 tables in the Appendix of which three are folding, one of the text leaves torn in lower margin (not affecting printed surface), contemporary marbled boards, neatly rebacked in calf, raised bands, the original lettering piece reused. A very good copy indeed.

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        Recueil de toutes les troupes qui forment les armees francoises. Dessine et illumine d'apres nature.

      Nuremberg, Gabriel Nicol. Raspe, 1768,. gr. in-8vo, titre grave + 150 planches coloriees a la main (sur 164) + 1 ff. de table, cartonnage violet d'origine, plats encadres d'ornements a l'or, dos avec etiquette de bibliotheque.. Deuxieme edition (la premiere edition, de 1761, presentait 222 planches). Planches contenues dans le volume: Maison du Roi: n° 13 (seule): ''Garde suisse' / Regiments d'Infanterie: 1-93, sans le n° 48 'Royal Italien' et 49 'd'Erlach, Suisse' / Troupes Legeres 1-6: / Regiments de Cavallerie 1-35: / Regiment de Dragons. 1-17. Des 13 planches de la premiere serie (Maison du Roi) seulement la derniere est conservee montee en frontispice (planche n. 13). Chacune des planches represente un soldat et un officier de regiment et est accompagnee d'une legende donnant le nom du colonel ou 'mestre-de-camp', le rang du regiment, la date de creation, le nombre de bataillons ou d'escadrons et le nombre d'hommes. Les couleurs sont d'origine et fraiches.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Cohen-De Ricci 862; Colas 2059.

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        A Map of the Several Dispositions of the English Fleet & Army on the River St. Laurence, to the taking of Quebec. (Canada)

      London 1768 - Engraving. Printed for Robert Sayer in Fleet Street and Thomas Jefferys at the corner of St. Martin's Lane in the Strand. Sheet size: 20 1/2 x 13 3/4". Inventory#: p1859pmat.

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        Chirurgie d'armee ou traite des plaies d'armes a feu.

      Didot le Jeune, Paris 1768 - Ravaton, Hugues. Chirurgie d'armee, ou traite des plaies d'armes a feu, et d'armes blanches. 8vo. viii, 681 [i.e., 685] [1]pp. 7 engraved plates. Paris: P. Fr. Didot le jeune, 1768. 197 x 123 mm. Mottled sheep c. 1768, a little rubbed, skillfully rebacked and recornered. Light foxing and browning, former owner's name on title crossed out. Booklabel (or bookseller's label?) of Gabriel Mullet on title. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 2154: "One of the most important works on military surgery during the 18th century." Ravaton wrote intelligently about the treatment of gunshot wounds, and was the first to adopt the double-flap method in amputation; he also introduced the method of suspending fractures in a hanging position by means of a tin boot hung from a wire and attached to a frame (this device is illustrated in plate IV). OCLC states that the author's Traite des plaies d'armes a feu (1750) represents an earlier version of the Chirurgie d'armee, a statement borne out by Ravaton's preface to the latter; however, the Chirurgie d'armee is over 200 pages longer and substantially revised, making it in essence a new work. Hirsch treats the two titles as separate entities, and our other surgical references discuss only the Chirurgie d'armÈe. Wangensteen & Wangensteen, pp. 30, 32, 35. Rutkow, Surgery: An Illustrated History, p. 250. Not in Peltier or Le Vay. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Il Cavalier del Naso poemetto di noto autore Milanese

      Venice: 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 itself and its Proustian talents, rather than a forgotten Cyrano, 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. OCLC lists 3 copies (NYPL, Harvard, Trento, Bib. communale).

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        Sammlung der bey der Stadt Hamburg eingeführten Feuer-Veranstaltungen und Ordnungen. Mit Hoch-Obrigkeitlicher Genehmigung im Jahre 1760 zusammen getragen, und mit der in dem 12ten Abschnitte der Sammlung der Gesetze befindlichen Verbindung der Feuer-Anstalten im Jahre 1768 aufs neue herausgegeben. (2., erweit. Aufl.).

      Hamburg, J. C. Piscator, 1768.. 8 Bll., 304 S., 8 gefalt. Kpfr.-Taf. Neuer Pp. im Stil d. Zt.. Nicht bei Rapp. - Gering braunfleckig; die Tafeln frisch! - Die Slg. beinhaltet die "neu-revidirte Feuer-Ordnung der Stadt Hamburg (von 1750)", betr. "Abkehrung eines Brandes", "Dämpfung des sich eräugneten Brandes", Erhaltung der städtischen "Feuer-Sprützen" und übrigen "Löschungs-Geräthe in gutem und brauchbarem Stande" sowie die "Placirung der Sprützen auf dem Lande, und derselben Districte" samt Einsatzgebieten nach Straßen; daneben Brandwachen-Ordnungen, Versicherungsfragen etc. Den "richtige(n) und genaue(n) Abzeichnungen" des 2. Teils hat der Zeichner die "Beschreibung ieder Maschine, woraus die Beschaffenheit, der Gebrauch und Nutzen derselben zu ersehen ist", "sogleich an die Seite" gefügt. - Gutes Exemplar.

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        Chirurgie d'armee ou traite des plaies d'armes a feu

      Paris: Didot le Jeune, 1768. Ravaton, Hugues. Chirurgie d'armee, ou traite des plaies d'armes a feu, et d'armes blanches. 8vo. viii, 681 [i.e., 685] [1]pp. 7 engraved plates. Paris: P. Fr. Didot le jeune, 1768. 197 x 123 mm. Mottled sheep c. 1768, a little rubbed, skillfully rebacked and recornered. Light foxing and browning, former owner's name on title crossed out. Booklabel (or bookseller's label?) of Gabriel Mullet on title. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 2154: "One of the most important works on military surgery during the 18th century." Ravaton wrote intelligently about the treatment of gunshot wounds, and was the first to adopt the double-flap method in amputation; he also introduced the method of suspending fractures in a hanging position by means of a tin boot hung from a wire and attached to a frame (this device is illustrated in plate IV). OCLC states that the author's Traite des plaies d'armes a feu (1750) represents an earlier version of the Chirurgie d'armee, a statement borne out by Ravaton's preface to the latter; however, the Chirurgie d'armee is over 200 pages longer and substantially revised, making it in essence a new work. Hirsch treats the two titles as separate entities, and our other surgical references discuss only the Chirurgie d'armÈe. Wangensteen & Wangensteen, pp. 30, 32, 35. Rutkow, Surgery: An Illustrated History, p. 250. Not in Peltier or Le Vay.

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        La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou Economie Générale de Tous Les Biens de Campagne Sixième Edition, augmentée considérablement et mise en meilleur ordre

      Paris: chez Saillant, 1768. Ninth edition. 33 copper-engraved plates and numerous woodcuts throughout the text. 2 vols. Thick 4to. Eighteenth-century full polished mottled calf, edges marbled, marbled endpapers, gilt spine. Fine copy. Fine edition of the standard source on rural economy of the eighteenth century. Liger's magnificent compendium of Gallic lore and rural wisdom was first published in 1700 under the title ?'conomie Générale, and first under the above title in 1721; numerous expanded versions followed. With its encyclopedic scope and the vast variety of subjects, ranging from bee-keeping to the distillation of eaux-de vie, from rural architecture to the cultvation of pheasants, there is much here for the sportsman: Book II of the Fourth Part is entirely devoted to 'La Chasse et autres amusemens champêtres', with chapters on shooting, hunting various prey with dogs and horses, including sections on breeding, a full section on falconry (with some fine woodcuts), and a final extensive 'Dictionnaire de Vénérie & de Fauconnerie' -- the whole illustrated with fine engraved plates and even more charming woodcuts.

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        HISTORIA LEGAL DE LA BULA, . SIGUE, DISCURSO LEGAL DE 1768

      Imp. de D. Gabriel Ramirez 1768 - Madrid. 1768. Pergamino. 31X21. Practicamente nuevo, 6h+164Pág+147Pág. Curioso ejemplar. Ref 20 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall, 1768. First Collected Edition, complete with half-title and final blank. Thick Paper Issue. 1 vols. 8vo (7 x 4-1/2 inches). Bound in full green levant extra, a.e.g., gilt spine, bound by Riviere & Son. Fine. Bookplate of G. Walter Steeves. Contains the first appearance of "The Fatal Sisters", "The Descent of Odin", and "The Triumphs of Owen". It was Dodsley who first suggested publishing Gray's collected poems in an inexpensive format (a Glasgow edition by Foulis appeared a few months later); characteristically, Gray refused any payment. Attractive copy of this important edition.

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        An Account of Corsica, The Journal of a Tour to that Island and memoirs of Pascal Paoli

      London: Foulis for E. and C. Dilly, 1768. First edition, with cancels at E2 & Z3. Engraved title-page, large fold-out map (Rothschild, state 2). Half-title present. Pp. xxi, [xxii, blank], [2, contents], 382, [2, blank]. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary polished calf, red title label, Minor wear at joints, else fine.

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - BESSIÈRES Jean-Baptiste (1768-1813), maréchal d¿Empire. L.A.S. Burgos, 29 mai [1809]. 1 p. in-4. Pendant la campagne d¿Espagne, lettre de remerciement après un service rendu. « J¿espère vous voir à mon retour à Bordeaux, je vous y verrai, j¿espère, plus longtemps que la dernière fois. »

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        Gustaviade, hjälte-dikt i tolf sanger.

      . + Försök om Epopee, poeme epique eller hjälte-dikt. Stockholm, tryckt hos directeuren Lars Salvius, 1768. Med kobberstukket portraet af Gutav Vasa efter L. Parsch, stukket af P. Floding 1768; samt med 8 kobberstukne nodeplancher. (4) + 167 + 40 s. Eksemplar pa skrivepapir indbundet med helt guldsnit i samtidigt, lidt slidt helskind med farvet titelfelt og gulddekorationer pa ryggen. * Med dedikation fra forfatteren til Madame d' Hasselgren. Forfatteren hed frem til 1767 Brander, men skiftede efter at vaere blevet adlet til Skjöldebrand. Meget sjaeldent med portraettet af Gustav Vasa..

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