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        Des Jacintes, de leur anatomie, reproduction et culture.

      Amsterdam, 1768. 4to (284 x 235mm). pp. (iv), 164, (4), 15, (1), with 10 folding engraved plates. Later half calf, old gilt ornamented spine laid down, marbled boards. First edition of the most important work on hyacinths published in the 18th century. "His 'Des Jacintes' was in its time a distinct contribution to the subject, especially Ch. 7, where 'Il entre dans un détail plus anatomique de la génération des Jacintes' (p. iv), and the 'Catalogue des Jacintes connues en 1767', which lists over two thousand named varieties, double and single, including those grown by George Voorhelm. Presumably it was also issued separately. It appears to be the most important list for the century. The analytical plates are by Jacob vander Schley (1715-1779), who had previously engraved the plates for Charles Bonnet's 'Recherches sur l'usage des feuilles...' (1754) 4to. J. van Hiltrop, engraver of the vignette, worked in Utrecht during the middle of the century" (Hunt 602)./The Frenchman Marquis Maximilien-Henri de Saint-Simon (1720-99) retired about 1758 to the country near Utrecht.//A few leaves with tiny paper restoration.//Nissen BBI, 1718; Pritzel 7996.

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        The Ancient and Present State of Glocestershire [Gloucestershire]

      , London: reprinted by T. Spilsbury, for W. Herbert, and sold by others, , 1768 , [10], 452 pages, [6] index at the rear, 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, collated

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        The Lay Preacher; or Short Sermons for Idle Readers

      David Carlisle Jun.. First edition.. Some slight foxing; binding a little rubbed; an unusually fine copy for an American book of this period.. BAL 4633; Evans 30335. 12mo, contemporary quarter sheep, tan boards, red leather label, gilt rules and lettering. Dennie?s scarce first book, a collection of well-crafted Addisonian essays reprinted from the Walpole, New Hampshire newspaper Farmer?s Weekly Museum, primarily on political and social subjects, with some critical commentary on the purity of the English language. Dennie (1768-1812), a staunch Federalist, founded the important literary and political journal the Port Folio. His essays, like Freneau?s, scratch the surface of literary criticism and as such represent the beginnings of that genre in America. Freneau and Dennie are generally regarded as being among the fathers of American belles-lettres. Bookplate of the New Hampshire Historical Society on the front paste-down.

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        Recueil des Arrêtés de Monsieur le Premier Président de Lamoignon.

      À Nancy, Chez J. B. Hiacinthe Leclerc, À Paris, Chez Merlin, 1768, - petit in-8, VIII-432 pp., basane havane granitée, dos à nerfs orné de caissons fleuronnés et roulette dorés, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Manque à la coiffe supérieure et au dos. Plats rognés en tête. Petit manque en pied du mors inférieur.« Le projet de ce grand Magistrat était de rassembler sous différents titres les règles de la jurisprudence française, d'en rendre les décisions uniformes en en adoptant les plus sages, & de les rédiger en forme d'articles pour servir de loi générale dans le royaume » (Avis). Une première édition fautive avait paru en 1702 « sur l'original écrit de la main de M. de Fourcroy, Secrétaire de ces conférences ». Cette édition « est devenue très rare », la nouvelle ne présente que les Arrêtés eux-mêmes, et non les discussions préliminaires.

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        An account of Corsica, the journal of a tour to that island; and memoirs of Pascal Paoli

      Glasgow: Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1768. Book measures 8 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches.Collation, xxi,[3],382pp, large folding map. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label. Calf light rubbed, slight wear loss on label, and head of spine. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, light browning to endpapers, short minor tear on map. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice copy, in a very attractive period binding. . First Edition. Period Calf. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Mémoire sur l'administration des finances de l'Angleterre, depuis la paix

      Londres, 1768 - "Zwei Bände in einem in 12mo ; 1 Bl. Titel, 1 Falttabelle, 231 (1) S.; 1 Bl. Titel, 229 (1) S.; marmoriertes Kalbsleder der Zeit, reiche Rückenvergoldung, grünes und rotes Rückenschild mit Goldprägung, kaum berieben und bestoßen, marmorierte Vorsätze, nur leicht gebräunt, schönes Exemplar.Erste Ausgabe in diesem Format. Die Zuordnung ist nicht ganz klar; einige Bibliographien nennen als Autor Grenville, einige Knox. Auf jeden Fall handelt es sich um eine wichtige Studie über die Finanzen von England nach dem Siebenjährigen Krieg. Es ist eine Übersetzung des ""Present State of the Nation"" (Higgs 4416-20), welches eine Erwiderung von Burke (Higgs 4419) und einen kurzen Kommentar von A.Smith erfuhr.First edition in this format. The attribution is not clear, some bibliographies list it under Grenville, others under Knox. In any case it is an important financial study dealing with England's financial situation after the Seven Year's War. It is a translation of the ""Present State of the Nation"" (Higgs 4416-20) which drew a retort from Burke (Higgs 4419), and a brief comment from A.Smith.Bound in contemporary marbled calf, spine richly gilt with green and red gilt lettering-piece, minimal rubbing, marbled endpapers, only minor browning, a very nice copy.Einaudi 3138, diese Ausgabe nicht bei Kress, INED, Higgs und Goldsmiths'" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VECINOS DE LAS ALPUJARRAS. S. XVIII

      14 de septiembre de 1768, Madrid - FOLIO (290 X 210 mm). 20 folios numerados, cubiertas mudas en papel de época. INTERESANTE Y COMPLETO MANIFIESTO de los autodenominados pobres y miserables vecinos del partido de las Alpujarras, contra el agravio e injusticia de las sentencias dadas por la Chancillería de Granada contra todas las personas, de cualquier estado, calidad o condición que sean, que en cualquier forma labren, siembren y cojan en tierras del partido de las Alpujarras. En respuesta a la Real Carta executoria en favor de la santa apostolica Metropolitana Iglesia de señor Santiago . litigada en juizio . con los quarenta y dos concejos . del partido de Alpujarras del reyno de Granada : por la cual estan condenados todas las personas de las referidas villas . a que paguen media fanega de trigo . de la mejor semilla . de cada una de las yuntas . y a los que labrassen a pala de azada media fanega . y a los mozos de soldada . una cuartilla . (1742). Encuadernado en papel de aguas. Buen estado. Papel limpio y cuidado. Ligera reintegración en hoja 1 realizada por expertos restauradores. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ichthyologia Massiliensis, sistens Piscium descriptiones eorumque apud incolas nomina accedunt spolia Maris Adriatici.

      Hafniae et Lipsiae, apud Rothii Viduam et Proft, 1768. 8vo (190 x 115mm). pp. (16), 110. Contemporary boards, lettering on spine. Morten Thrane Brünnich (1737-1827) was a Danish zoologist and mineralogist. He extensively studied the fishes of the Mediterranean Sea of which the above work is the result. A fine copy.//Dean p. 192.

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

      Philadelphia: Printed by David Hall and William Sellers, 1768.. 71pp. Antique style half calf and marbled boards. Contemporary notation on titlepage, minor loss to top outer corner, slightly affecting one letter. Light foxing, otherwise very good. Second Philadelphia edition, printed the same year as the first. First published in three Pennsylvania newspapers in December of the preceding year, Dickinson's LETTERS... were reprinted whole or in part in virtually every other newspaper in the English Colonies. In book form, almost a dozen different printings appeared in the next half decade, and Howes characterizes this work as the "earliest serious study into colonial legal rights." "The LETTERS, although very pacific in tone, showed wide knowledge both of the practical economics of the situation and of the broad legal principles underlying English liberty and created a deep impression here and abroad" - DAB. Only a handful of copies in ESTC. EVANS 10879. HOWES D329. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 54b. SABIN 20044. ESTC W31741.

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        Königliche Halß-Zierde (sic), Einer Gott-Liebenden Seelen; In sich begreifend: Ueberaus kräftige Morgen-Abend-Meß-Beicht- und Communion-Gebetter, zu dem hochwürdigsten Sacrament des Altars, der allerheiligsten Dreyfaltigkeit, vom süssen Namen Jesu, Leiden Christi, zu der Mutter Gottes, allen heiligen Engeln und verschiedenen Heiligen Gottes: Nebst beygefügten Tag-Zeiten ZU der göttlichen Fürsichtigkeit . ; Allen Gott-liebenden Herzen zu grösserer Andacht aus verschiedenen approbirten Büchern zusammen getragen, auch auf ein neues in vielen verbesseret: Mit dem Officio zum Kindlein Jesu, denen bedrangten Wittfrauen, und sieben Buß-Psalm, samt Kern aller Gebetter vermehret.

      F. L. Grund,, Wien, 1768 - Wien, F. L. Grund, o. J. [1768]. Frontispiz, 447 + 7 S. Goldgeprägter roter Maroquineinband, mit fünfbündigen R. in zweiteiliger Orig. Lederhülle der Zeit. Mit Frontispiz und 15 Kupfertafeln von Hermann Gracy. - Satzspiegel tlw. leicht gerbäunt, ansonsten tadellos. Innenpapier der Hülle leicht berieben. - Mit dem Monogramm Jesu und Maria auf den Deckeln. Die Lederhülle ist innen mit grünen Brokatpapier bezogen. So selten. Deutsch Goldgeprägter roter Maroquineinband, mit fünfbündigen R. in zweiteiliger Orig. Lederhülle der Zeit.

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        Historia Fucorum.

      St. Petersburg (Petropoli), Ex Typographia Academiae Scientiarum, 1768. 4to. (8) + 239 + 6 s. 35 foldede plansjer. Samt. skinnbd. med skinn tittelfelt. Sprekk i ytre bakre fals (7 cm). Navn på forsats og forsatsbl

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        Traité des Arbres Fruitiers; contenant leur figure, leur description, leur culture, &c.

      Paris, Saillant & Desaint, 1768. 2 volumes. Large-4to (330 x 245mm). pp. (4), xxix, (3), 337; (4), 280, with engraved frontispiece and 180 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, richly gilt decorated spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels, gilt edges. A fine copy of the first edition. The beautifull illustrations (after drawings by Aubriet, Basseporte, and Le Berriays) show an enormous variety of peaches, apples, prunes, stawberries, nuts, pears, vines, etc. in clear and strong impressions. Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1781), the famous French dendrologist, worked a.o. on animal and vegetable physiology. His botanical work may be regarded as the inception of forest botany. The above offered work was of great importance and is one of the finest and rarest books on fruits. According to this importance, a second and third edition appeared in 1782 and 1835; both with plain plates. The much augmented edition (by Poiteau & Turpin) with 422 coloured-printed plates was practically a new work.//"The outcome was 'Traité des arbres fruitiers....', Paris, 1768, in two quarto volumes with 180 engraved plates. Numerous cultivars of 16 fruit species are first characterized in Latin, then thoroughly described in French. Many illustrated in foliage, fruit, blossom, and seed. An engraved fruit-laden frontispiece carries the title 'Pomona gallica'... Du Hamel's dedication was admirable. In 1765, to describe just one cultivar, he rode 60 kilometers and back to view the original tree and fruit of the 'Bézi de Chaumontel' pear, which Merlet had seen and declared a novelty in 1675"(Janson, 'Pomona's Harvest' p. 290-293).//Nissen BBI, 550; Great Flower Books p. 55; Stafleu & Cowan 1546; Dunthorne 109;. Raphael, 'An Oak Spring Pomona' 28.

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        Poems by Mr. Gray.

      - Gray, Thomas. Poems by Mr. Gray. Robert & Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University, Glasgow: 1768. The 1st Scottish edition, published the same as the first London, published by Dodsley. 4to, (6) 64pp, uncut, printed on laid paper. Bookplate of James Milliken Esq. of Milliken. Some margins slt. dusty. Later rebind in a plain black full calf with "Poems by Mr. Gray" in a gilt lined box on the front. Faint early pencil sketch on the back free endpaper. Gray (1716-71) English poet, "He excelled his contemporaries in meticulous workmanship and in ability to use new materials--medieval Welsh or Scandinavian--with dramatic imaginative power." Baugh. "His enthusiasm had been roused by the fragments of Gaelic poetry published by Macpherson in 1760. He did his best to believe in their authenticity and found himself in rather uncongenial alliance with Hume, whose skepticism was for once quenched by his patriotism. Gray's interest probably led him to his imitations from the Norse and Welsh. In 1767 Dodsley proposed to republish his poems in a cheap form. Foulis, a Glasgow publisher, made a similar proposal through Beattie at the same time. Dodsley's edition appeared in July 1768, and Foulis's in the following September. Both contained the same poems, including the Fatal Sisters, the Descent of Odin, and the Triumphs of Owen, then first published. Gray took no money, but accepted a present of books from Foulis." DNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Primae Lineae Iuris Privati Principum Speciatim Germaniae.

      Vandenhoeck, Goettingae 1768 - 240pp. Scarce 1st Edition of this German teacher's work on Germanic Law. Cover worn with top 2cm of spine missing but still well bound. Interior in very nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. Marbled boards. Ribbed spine with gilt title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Clarissa or, The History of a Yound Lady

      J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, C. Rivington, London 1768 - n.d. Complete in 8 volumes, in full leather binding, with six panels to spines and with frontispieces by Wade. Title pages inscribed by owner (not by author!); occasional wear o/w in good condition. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Man of Forty Crowns

      Glasgow: Printed for Robert Urie,, 1768. Translated from the French of M. de Voltaire. Duodecimo in 6s, (158 × 95 mm), pp. [4], 182 + advertisment leaf. Contemporary sprinkled sheep, rebacked, spine ruled gilt in compartments, morocco label. Armorial bookplate of John Carter to front pastedown. Corners lightly rubbed. Occasional light spotting and the odd stain, paper lightly toned. A very good copy. One of three editions in English of Voltaire's only publication on a distinctly economic subject, published the same year as the original French language edition published in Geneva, the others published in London and in Dublin. Directed against the physiocracts, and against Le Mercier de la Rivière's Ordre naturel et essentiel des sociétés in particular, L'Homme aux quarante écus is "the history of the owner of a small estate yielding a net income of forty crowns a year, who has been frightened by the appearance of several edicts promulgated 'by a few gentlemen who, having some leisure, have undertaken to govern the kingdom from their firesides'" (Palgrave).

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        Eigenh. Billet mit Initialen.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. Qu.-48mo (72:109 mm). An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Wenn Sie erst aus Falkens Brief, den ich durch einen Gens d'armen bekommen habe, recht klug geworden sind, so kommen Sie heraus, um die [A]ntwort zu besorgen. | C. A.". - Bei dem angesprochenen Falk mag es sich um den evangelischen Theologen, Schriftsteller und Kirchenlieddichter Johannes Daniel Falk (1768-1826), gehandelt haben, den Begründer der Jugendsozialarbeit und Vorläufer der Inneren Mission. - Mit gedruckter ornamentaler Umrahmung; die Verso-Seite mit kleinen Montagespuren.

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        Pensées sur la tactique et sur quelques autres parties de la guerre.

      Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert 1768 - In-8 ( 200 X 130 mm ) de VIII-294-[2] pages, 12 planches, plein veau fauve marbré glacé, dos à nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, tranches briques. Bel exemplaire, très pur bien complet de ses 12 planches dépliantes.L'auteur aborde tous les sujets propres à l'art de bien mener une guerre, et ce de façon pragmatique, du rôle des différents corps d'armes ( infanterie, cavalerie, artillerie, génie et fortification ) au système des man½uvres ( marches, déploiement, ordre de bataille, passages ), contenant une intéressante réflexion sur les feux et le choc des armées. Histoire guerre armee tactique militaire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Every man his own lawyer, or, A summary of the laws of England, in a new and instructive method, under the following heads, viz. I. Of actions and remedies ... II. Of courts, attornies and solicitors ... III. Of estates and property ... IV. Of the laws relating to marriage ... V. Of the Liberty of the Subject ... VI. Of the King and his prerogative ... VII. Of publick offences ... all of them so plainly treated of that all manner of persons may be particularly acquainted with our laws and statutes, concerning civil and criminal affairs, and know how to defend themselves and their estates and fortunes, in all cases whatsoever."

      New York: Hugh Gaine. 1768. "First American edition, designated here the ""seventh edition"" referring to the previous six which had appeared in London; 8vo, pp. iv, 289, [13]; tear in p. 157-8 before printing, some foxing, cracks starting at lower joints; a good, sound copy in original full blindstamped sheep, red morocco label on spine. This layman's guide to the law is the first book of its kind published in America. Evans 10935."

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        SYNOPSIS JURIS CRIMINALIS PER SUCCINCTAS POSITIONES DELINEATI IN USUM PRAELECTIONUM ACADEMICARUM ...

      Typographia Augustini Pizzorno 1768 Pisis, Anno MDCCLXVIII, Ex Typographia Augustini Pizzorno; rilegato piena pergamena recente con titolo manoscritto in seppia al dorso; in 16°, cm 11 x 16,4; pp. XXII - 187. Una testatina e primo capolettera figurato. Volume fresco, pagine pulite, assenza di fioriture.

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        MEMORIAL AJUSTADO, HECHO DE ORDEN DEL CONSEJO-PLENO A INSTANCIA DE LOS SEÑORES FISCALES. DEL EXPEDIENTE CONSULTIVO, VISTO POR REMISION DE SU MAGESTAD A EL SOBRE EL CONTENIDO Y EXPRESIONES, de diferentes Cartas del Rev. Obispo de Cuenca,

      - D. Isidro de Carbajal y Lancaster. Madrid, Joachin de Ibarra, 1768, 21x30, 6 hojas, 204 folios. Escudo real xilográfico en portada. Encuadernado en pergamino birn conservado limpio y con amplios márgenes. (Se trata de una cumplida respuesta a una carta que el Obispo de Cuenca dirigió al Rey acusando a la Administración de "persecucion de la Iglesia, saqueada en sus bienes, ultrajada en sus Ministros, y atropellada en su inmunidad" cosa que contribuía a la ruina y perdición de España. Muy interesante porque refleja el estado de las relaciones del Reino con la Iglesia Católica en manera especial a los asuntos referidos a la Hacienda pública). (52196).

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        MEMORIAL-Ajustado, hecho de orden del Consejo-Pleno, a instancia de los Señores Fiscales, del Expediente consultivo, visto por remisión de su Magestad a él. Sobre el contenido, y expresiones de diferentes Cartas del Rev. Obispo de Cuenca D. Isidro de Carbaja y Lancaster.

      - M., Joaquín Ibarra, 1768, 30?5 x 22 cm., perg., 6 h. ? 204 folios. (?Este proceso es un verdadero cuadro político y religioso de la época? Palau). POLÍTICA

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        De l'origine et des progrès d'une science nouvelle

      London and Paris: Desaint,, 1768. Bound with: Le Mercier de la Rivière: L'ordre naturel et essentiel des sociétés politiques. London: John Nourse and Paris: Desaint, 1767. 2 works bound in two volumes, duodecimo (163 × 92 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spines decorated gilt in compartments, red morocco labels, red edges. Engraved bookplate of Mr. Brossays Duperray to front pastedowns A superb copy. First separate edition of undoubtedly one of the scarcest of Dupont's works, and probably one of the most successful publications promoting physiocracy, first published in the journal, Ephémérides du Citoyen. The work is based on Le Mercier de la Rivière's L'Ordre naturel et essentiel des Sociétés politiques (with which it is here bound), which Adam Smith referred to as "the most distinct and best connected account of this doctrine". Schumpeter, in his discussion on the physiocrats, calls Dupont "by far the ablest of the lot" (p. 226) and Palgrave notes; "If Quesnay was the father of physiocracy, Dupont was its godfather, for he gave it its name by the publication of his Physiocratie... a collection of Quesnay's articles, which the editor introduced by a Discours.

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        A Select Collection of Drawings from Curious Antique Gems; Most of them in the Possession of the Nobility and Gentry of this Kingdom

      London - Dryden Leach 1768 - A scarce edition of Worlidge's collection of drawings, etched after the manner of Rembrandt. Bound in full morocco leather with gilt lettering and decorative borders. Volume 2 only of 2 with 92 of the 180 plates contained in the complete two volume work. Includes afrontis showingMedusa Antique. The final plate shows Hercules fighting with a lion. Thomas Worlidge (17001766) [was a]portrait painter and etcher [whose]last major project, his Select Collection of Drawings from Curious Antique Gems Etched after the Manner of Rembrandt, [was] published in a collected form in 1768 after the artist's death. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The rear inner hinge is very slightly strained but still good and firm. There is only some mild wear tothe extremities, with just some mild bumping, rubbing, and marks to the boards. Internally the pages have intermittent heavy spotting throughout, and very mild browning. Overall the condition is very good with agood only interior. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pensées sur la tactique et sur quelques autres parties de la guerre.

      Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert 1768 - in-8, VIII-294-[2] pp., avec 12 pl. et cartes dépl. "in fine", veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Edition originale de cet essai encore inabouti, qui connaîtra un développement bien plus considérable dans l'édition définitive de 1778, au format in-4. L'auteur admire et systématise les procédés employés par Frédéric II dans les batailles devenues déjà classiques de ses campagnes de la Guerre de Succession d'Autriche et de la Guerre de Sept Ans. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque de Shirburn Castle, des comtes de Macclesfield, avec vignettes ex-libris contrecollées sur les premières gardes. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recherches sur les pouls, par rapport aux crises.

      Paris, Pierre-Fr. Didot le Jeune, 1768. - 3 Teile in 4 Bänden. Vortitel, Titel, 3, (1), IIII-XXX, 356 SS. Vortitel, Titel, 3, (1), 388, (4) SS. XXX, 31-323, (1) SS. Titel, 323-658, (4) SS. Marmorierte Lederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. und Rückenvergoldung. 8vo. Zweite Ausgabe (EA 1756) der wichtigen Schrift des angesehenen Arztes Théophile de Bordeu (1722-76), "der hauptsächliche Begründer des Vitalismus in Frankreich" (Hirsch I, 527). Aus dem Besitz des damals noch studierenden Mediziners und späteren Politikers Charles Nicolas Beauvais de Préau (1745-1794) mit seinem eh. Besitzvermerk und Zusatz "medicinae studiosi", datiert 1771-73, am Vorsatz dreier Bände. - Paginierung teils etwas verworren, jedoch so komplett. Ecken bestoßen; untere Ecke des Vorderdeckels am letzen Band lädiert (Nagespur), sonst gutes, kaum gebräuntes Exemplar. Selten; seit 1974 auf keiner deutschen oder internationalen Auktion. Blake 59. Wellcome II, 203. Vgl. Waller 1307a (spätere Ausg.). Vgl. Hirsch I, 528.

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        The Boston Chronicle, From Monday, November 21 to Monday, November 28, 1768. Vol. I No. 50

      1768. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Fair. Volume One Number Fifty. 8 Pages. Not bound together. UNBOUND. The first page begins with the raging debate of the day: the rights (or not) of Parliament, the title, Letters relative to the present critical situation in America. The first letter, signed MODERATOR which reads in part: ...The late unhappy STAMP-ACT made here to operate in America, was certainly as unconstitutional a measure as King James II's dispensing power. The Americans demonstrated this beyond a doubt, the legislature was convinced, and judiciously gave it up. The Americans never opposed with violence any act of our legislature which was strictly constitutional? If there never was such opposition in America, it is plain the Americans never were rebels; and if not rebels, why should they be treated as such?... News includes reports of disturbances in New York City as well as information on Indian Tribes. Measures about 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches. Toning with edge wear. Some minor edge wear chipping in areas.

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        Bajerische Münzbelustigung darinnen Schaustücke, Ducaten, Thaler etc + Mainzer Münzen des mittleren und jüngeren Zeitalters zum Behuf der Geschichte des Vatterlandes etc + Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber 1-20 Stück + Register

      München / Mannheim / Nürnberg 1768 - Der Band enthält mehrere Teilbände, alle mit zahlreichen Kupfern, teilweise auf ausklappbaren Tafeln: 1. Bajerische Münzbelustigung darinnen Schaustücke, Ducaten, Thaler und andere merkwürdige Gold- und Silbermünzen zu finden, Die richtig im Kupfer abgebildet, aus der Geschichte beschrieben und erläutert worden - Erstes Buch. 190 S. Fraktur. 2. Mainzer Münzen des mittleren und jüngeren Zeitalters zum Behuf der Geschichte des Vatterlandes gesammelt und beschrieben von Stephan Alexander Würdtwein, Dechand zu unserer lieben Frauen in Mainz. Mannheim, mit akademischen Schriften 1769. 98 S. Fraktur. 3. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Erstes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Herausgegeben von George Bauer, Ihre Römisch-Kaiserlichen Majestät Hof-Factorn und Buchhändlern zu Nürnberg. 1764. 44 S. Fraktur. 4. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Zweytes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Herausgegeben von George Bauer, Ihre Römisch-Kaiserlichen Majestät Hof-Factorn und Buchhändlern zu Nürnberg. 1764. 35 S. Fraktur. 5. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Drittes und viertes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Herausgegeben von George Bauer, Ihre Römisch-Kaiserlichen Majestät Hof-Factorn und Buchhändlern zu Nürnberg. 1765. 50 S. Fraktur. 6. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Fünftes, sechstes und siebendes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Herausgegeben von George Bauer, Ihre Römisch-Kaiserlichen Majestät Hof-Factorn und Buchhändlern zu Nürnberg. 1765. 47 S. Fraktur. 7. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Achtes und neuntes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Herausgegeben von George Bauer, Ihre Römisch-Kaiserlichen Majestät Hof-Factorn und Buchhändlern zu Nürnberg. 1766. 42 S. Fraktur. 8. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Zehntes und elftes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Herausgegeben von George Bauer, Ihre Römisch-Kaiserlichen Majestät Hof-Factorn und Buchhändlern zu Nürnberg. 1766. 38 S. Fraktur. 9. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Zwölftes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Herausgegeben von George Bauer, Ihre Römisch-Kaiserlichen Majestät Hof-Factorn und Buchhändlern zu Nürnberg. 1767. 16 S. Fraktur. 10. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Dreyzehntes und vierzehntes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Herausgegeben von George Bauer. 1767. 19 S. Fraktur. 11. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Funfzehntes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Nürnberg, bey Johann Eberhard Zeh. 1769. 17 S. Fraktur. 12. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Sechzehnt- und siebenzehntes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Herausgegeben von George Bauer. Nürnberg, bey Johann Eberhard Zeh. 1770. 35 S. Fraktur. 13. Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Achtzehent- neunzehent- und zwanzigstes Stück. Mit Kupfern. Nürnberg, bey Johann Eberhard Zeh. 1771. 51 S. Fraktur. 14. George Bauers Weiland Ihro Römisch-Kaiserlichen Majestät Hof-Factorn Auserlesene und nützliche Neuigkeiten für alle Münzliebhaber. Mit Kupfern und einem Hauptregister über alle zwanzig Stücke. Nürnberg, bey Johann Eberhard Zeh. 1772. 14 S. Fraktur. ca. 1100 gr. Ganzledereinband mit goldgeprägter Vorderdeckel-Vignette (kalligraphisch gestaltetes Monogramm, wahrscheinlich LSZ, darüber eine Krone) Rücken mit 5 echten Bünden, goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und reicher goldgeprägter Dekoration. Roter Farbschnitt. Einband und Rücken etwas berieben, wenig angeschmutzt. Rücken sehr leicht beschädigt, Schnitt etwas berieben, sehr wenig angeschmutzt. Auf dem Vorsatz wenige Anmerkungen von alter Hand. Seiten kaum angebräunt, sehr selten leicht angeschmutzt, teilweise mittels Bleistift mit sehr leichten handschr. Seitenzahlen versehen, keine Beschädigungen, kein Textverlust, Buchsteg in der Mitte des Buches angebrochen, jedoch nicht lose. Auf einigen Seiten leichte, bräunliche Verfärbungen von alten Feuchtigkeitseinwirkungen. Altersentsprechend (sehr) guter Zustand. Siz [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Every Man His Own Lawyer, or, A Summary of the Laws of England. 1768

      1768 - The First Layman's Guide Published in America Jacob, Giles [1686-1744]. Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England, In a New and Instructive Method, Under the Following Heads, Viz. I. Of Actions and Remedies, Writs, Process, Arrests, and Bail. II. Of Courts, Attornies and Solicitors Therein, Juries, Witnesses, Trials, Executions, &c. III. Of Estates and Property in Lands and Goods, And How Acquired, Ancestors, Heirs, Executors and Administrators. IV. Of the Laws Relating to Marriage, Bastardy, Infants, Ideots, Lunaticks. V. Of the Liberty of the Subject, Magna Charta, the Habeas Corpus Act, and other Statutes. VI. Of the King and his Prerogative, the Queen and Prince, Peers, Judges, Sheriffs, Coroners, Justices of Peace, Constables, &c. VII. Of Publick Offences, Treason, Murder, Felony, Burglary, Robbery, Rape, Sodomy, Forgery, Perjury, &c. and Their Punishment. All of Them so Plainly Treated of That All Manner of Persons May be Particularly Acquainted With Our Laws and Statutes, Concerning Civil and Criminal Affairs, And Know How to Defend Themselves and Their Estates and Fortunes, An All Cases Whatsoever. Corrected and Improved, With Many Additions, from Lord Raymond, Comyn, Strange, Foster, And with the Statute Law Down to 4 Geo. 3. Inclusive. New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, 1768. iv, 289, [13] pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets and decorative blind tooling to boards. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and lightly worn, a few minor scuffs to boards, hinges cracked, light browning to text. Early owner signature to rear pastedown, interior otherwise clean. * First American edition, designated the seventh on the title page in reference to the prior six editions published in London. This popular layman's guide by one of the most prolific legal writers of eighteenth-century England went through ten English editions between 1736 and 1788. The mention of "All Manner of Persons" in the subtitle is significant. Jacob, though certainly interested in boosting sales by attracting the widest audience possible, was an idealist who believed that widespread knowledge of the law would help create a more just society. This is also evident in his other publications, such as The Common Law Common-Placed (1726) and Treatise of La [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lilo-Narcissus II, West-Indische rothe Lilie

      Nuremberg 1768 - The “Hortus Nitidissimis Omnem Per Annum Superbiens Floribus Sive Amoenissimorum Florum Imagines” was published between 1750 and 1786 as a periodical intended, when collected, to form an unmatched collection of botanical prints. The engravings are based on the drawings collected from various artists by the famous Nuremberg physician and amateur botanist Christopher Jacob Trew. Although the plates were produced using engraving techniques common to the period, each plate was completed individually through hand coloring. The variations in plates between different known volumes indicates that more than one artist was involved in this process. These variations render every volume of the work unique. Trew’s good friend Georg Dionysius Ehret, considered the most important and influential botanical artist of the mid-18th century, was a chief artist of this endeavor. Ehret was born to farmers in Heidelberg, Germany in 1708, and showed an early propensity for drawing. As a young man he was employed primarily as a gardener and he used his time spent gardening to examine and practice drawing botanicals and the natural world around him. Eventually his art attracted the attention of Dr. Trew who gave Ehret financial patronage and with whom he worked on the Hortus Nitidissimis as well as Plantae Selectae. These botanical engravings are considered the finest records of cultivated flowers of the time and are noted as being precisely engraved and exquisitely colored. This hand colored engraving, Lilo-Narcissus II, West-Indische rothe Lilie, 20” x 14”, is in excellent condition. Narcissus is a genus of flowering bulbs, commonly referred to as daffodils. This vibrant hand colored engraving shows the blooming orange flower with yellow details and dynamically colored stems in a more abstract manner, that further conveys the beauty of this flower. Also shown are the bulb and roots.

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        Historia de la conquista de mexico, poblacion, y progressos de la America septentrional, conocido por el nombre de Nueva Espana.

      En la impreta de Don Antonio Mayoral 1768 - - En la impreta de Don Antonio Mayoral, En Madrid 1768, Pet. in 4 (15x21cm), (24) 549pp., relié. - Nouvelle édition, après l'originale parue en 1684. Impression sur deux colonnes. Plein Velin 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 oeuvres de Lopez de Gomara. Le livre conte en outre les nombreuses relations qu'eut Cortez avec Montezuma et donnent d'intéressants aperçus sur les moeurs et les coutumes des indiens. Nombreux renseignements économiques sur la population et l'accroissement de la colonie.? (24) 549pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA RÉPUBLIQUE DES JURISCONSULTES, traduit par M. L’Abbé DINOUART, ( )

      Paris Nyon père 1768 - , in-12, veau brun, moucheté, dos lise orné, tit. doré sur pc. bordeaux, roulette sur les coupes, tr. rouges, (épidermures, coiffe de pied un peu courte, coins et coupes lég. usés, mouillure claire), XXXVI/291 p. (2 f.).

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        DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE.

      - 1768. Paris, chez Lacombe. 2ème édition. 4 vol. in-4. Basane marbrée. Dos à nerfs très ornés de motifs dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison en maroquin brun-noir, petite guirlande dorée encadrant les plats avec fleuron d'angle, double filet à froid sur les coupes, tranches rouges, intérieur marbré caillouté. Reliure solide, assez frottée; coiffes du Vol.I et III endommagées. Bon état intérieur. Deuxième édition (la 1ère date de 1764 et est en 5 vol. in-8) et la seule parue en format in-4, du plus important dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle du 18ème siècle. Il fut réédité plusieurs fois, notamment en hollandais en 1767 et en 1770.

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        LE NECROLOGE DES HOMMES CELEBRES DE FRANCE 1768 & 1777

      A Maestricht, Chez J. E. Dupour & Ph. Roux, 1768. Book. Good. Hardcover. 4 ½ x 6 ½. TITLE: LE NECROLOGE DES HOMMES CELEBRES DE FRANCE 1768 & 1777 AUTHOR: Unsure, the book is written in French!!! Possibly the author could be M. le Comte D'Albon. PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: A Maestricht, Chez J. E. Dupour & Ph. Roux, Imprimeurs & Libraires. Soulager, Necrologe, 1777 EDITION: First Edition Assumed CATEGORY: Foreign, super rare ---NOT SIGNED--- BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): There are two volumes for sale. The second volume has a hinge that is cracking but still intact. Volume 1 or A is a little rough looking on the outside with natural age brown to the pages. Book is without marks or writings, pages are clean, and book is tight and sturdy. ON THE SECOND ENDPAPER WITH WHAT APPEARS TO THE HALF TITLE PAGE, THE BOOKS HAVE THE FOLLOWING: LE NECROLOGE DES HOMMES CELEBRES DE FRANCE. TOME SECOND. Annee 1768 ; LE NECROLOGE DES HOMMES CELEBRES DE FRANCE. TOME SEPTIEME. Necrologe 1777. SIZE: 4 x 6 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 199, pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: Not sure if books is of a large set, unsure, the book is written in French!!! First Edition Assumed. A Maestricht, Chez J. E. Dupour & Ph. Roux, Imprimeurs & Libraires. 1768, 1777. LE NECROLOGE DES HOMMES CELEBRES DE FRANCE. ELOGE HISTORIQUE DE M. QUESNAY, More en 1775. Par M. le Comte D'Albon. COMPETITIVE PRICING! InvCode 004088 ViewFair Books : E 599 H 650 V550.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE ERUPTION OF VESUVIUS, IN 1767, COMMUNICATED IN A LETTER FROM THE HONOURABLE ISAAC JAMINEAU, ESQ....TO JOHN MORGAN, M.D. F.R.S. AND PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE IN THE COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA...[caption title]

      [Philadelphia. ca. 1768-1769].. Broadside, 13 x 8 1/4 inches. Printed in three columns. Sheet trimmed close around text. Three small tears in edges, intruding slightly into the text, but with no loss. Old fold lines. About very good. An unrecorded American colonial broadside, printing the text of a letter from the British consul in Naples to Dr. John Morgan in Philadelphia, and giving a firsthand account of the 1767 eruption of Vesuvius. Jamineau describes the first warning signs of the eruption, as black clouds emanated from the volcano, followed by severe tremblings in the earth. He then recounts how the lava flowed out of the volcano in all directions, forcing the king to evacuate his palace and retreat toward Naples and beyond. The aftermath of the eruption is also described, as smoke and ash emanated from Vesuvius for a week. Jamineau also includes a history of Vesuvius eruptions dating back to 79 A.D. John Morgan, Jamineau's correspondent, was born in Philadelphia in 1735 and studied medicine in England and France before returning to the American colonies to practice medicine and teach. He was an important force in spreading the teaching of medical techniques in the colonies, helped found the American Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge in 1766-67, was a physician at the Pennsylvania Hospital, and was named medical director of the Continental Army in 1775. The caption title of this broadside notes that it was "published by order of" the American Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge. Though it is undated, the American Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge was merged with the American Philosophical Society in 1769 and subsumed its name to that of the older organization, so it is likely that this was printed sometime in 1768 or 1769. We can find no record of this broadside in Evans, Bristol, Shipton & Mooney, NAIP, Hildebrand, or OCLC. Unrecorded, interesting, and apparently unique.

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        Evènemens historiques, relatifs aux provinces de Bengale et à l'empire de l'Indostan.

      Arkstée et Merkus, Amsterdam 1768 - In 8 plein veau d'époque, 2 partie en 1 volume, XXVIII (2) - 208 pages / (2) 184 pages, 9 planches et cartes. Un mors fendu sinon bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opuscules de Chirurgie.

      - Chez Guillaume Desprez, 1768-1772, 1 volume de 200x260 mm environ, (1) f., faux-titre, titre, avant-propos, table, 253 pages, (1) f. (privilège), - viij ff., 306 pges, (1) f. (errata), (1) f., reliure plein veau marbré fauve, dos à 5 nerfs portant titres et tomaison dorés, orné de caissons à fleurons dorés, tranches rouges, gardes marbrées. Noms et date sur les gardes blanches, un mors fendu sur 9 cm, des frottements sur les nerfs, coins émoussés, coiffes ébréchées, intérieur bien conservé pour cet ouvrage rare comprenant des textes importants de neurochirurgie. Sauveur-François Morand, né à Paris en 1697 et mort en 1773, est un chirurgien français. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Opera, 1768

      R. Urie, Glasgow, Edinburgh 1768 - 1768. Originally written in Italian, [Algarotti 1712-1764], this is the Second UK Edition published in Glasgow the year after the first English edition was published in London. A rare book found only in a handful of libraries around the world and even fewer private collections. Dedicated to William Pitt. Musical Composition; Of the Recitative, and Singing; Of the Dances; Of the Scenery; Of the Structure of the Theatres.and more. Quarter black leather & tan binding is very good/strong with wear/rubbing to spine/boards/corners, small indentation to front board which is size of pen head, tiny loss at head of spine. Gilt titles & ruled bands to spine. Algarotti is considered the preeminent critic of early Opera. No inscriptions, clean & tight with normal wear as per age. 182pp. A VERY SCARCE BOOK. 450 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        EXPEDIENTE DE HIDALGUIA

      - MANUSCRITO EXPEDIENTE DE HIDALGUIA Sentencia y probanza definitiva del hidalguía otorgada por la Sala de Alcaldes de los Hijosdalgo de la Chancillería de Valladlolid a favor de don DAMASO OLIVEROS, vecino residente en la Ciudad de Leon, natural y originario de la villa de Cavanillas del Campo de la campiña de Alcala, jurisdicción de Guadalaxara. Casa solar infanzona Villa de Canales en Ruerrero en el concejo y valle de Valderredible el Real, comprendido en el Baston de Laredo arzobispado y montañas de Burgos. Escudo de armas dibujado e iluminado a mano. 141 folios manuscritos. Dada en Madrid, a veintiseis de Abril de mil setecientos sesenta y ocho (1768). Encuadernación en folio plena piel con composición de hierros dorados en tapas y cierres metálicos, cortes dorados.

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        An Analytical Essay on the Greek Alphabet : a description of the collection of Ancient Marbles in the British Museum ; Poems By Mr Gray

      London 1768 - 3 volumes bound together; boards covered with marbled paper, spine in brown leather, titles in gilt to light brown leather insert. Boards faded and rubbed with wear to edges and corners. Spine rubbed with cracking to rear external hinge, decoration and titles nearly rubbed away. Cracking at both inner hinges, binding firm. Previous owner has written an index in ink to verso of ffep. Section 1 - Greek Alphabet - (Pp.1 -128) dated 1791; foxing to prelims and final pages, very occasional pencil marginalia. Section 2 - Ancient Marbles (not paginated) two sections, dated and 1812 and 1815; many engravings, some mild foxing. Section 3 - Poems by Gray (Pp 1-63), dated 1768; very minimal foxing. Please note: large heavy item - postage rates on request. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal d'un Voyage à la Louisiane fait en 1720. Par M***, Capitaine de Vaisseau du Roi

      The Hague, 'et se trouve à Paris': Chez Muiser, Fils, & Fournier, 1768. 12mo. Contemporary sheep-backed figured paper-covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, the bands flanked by double gilt fillets, lettering-piece in the second compartment A fine copy of the first edition of one of the rarest early publications about Louisiana. The author of this work, De Vallette-Laudun, was the commander of the Toulouse , and led the French government-backed scientific expedition of 1720 to Louisiana, the French West Indies and Gulf of Mexico. It resulted in the first detailed survey of Louisiana, just three years after the founding of New Orleans, at the height of enthusiasm over John Law's Mississippi Company. The present epistolary narrative contains 132 letters addressed to an unnamed lady, which together provide a vivid picture of the expedition and include interesting details concerning Santo Domingo, Cuba and the French settlements in Louisiana and the Mississippi valley. This is one of the rarest early works on Louisiana: just five copies are located by the Catalogue Collectif de France, and only two copies are listed as having sold at auction in France in the past fifty years. We could locate only the Littell copy selling at auction in the U.S. (Parke-Bernet, 1945). The present copy (like the Littell copy) is without the two final leaves (the 'approbation censoriale' and the 'privilège'); the catalogue of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France notes that these leaves are "absents de certains exemplaires, ont dû être ajoutés après". Bell V14; Clark I:164; Howes V12; Sabin 98393. (6 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches). [1]-8, 1-316 pp. Half-title. (Without the two final leaves giving the 'approbation censoriale' and the 'privilège' issued later [see below]).

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        Coleccion General de Documentos tocantes a la persecución que los regulares de la Compañía suscitaron y siguieron tenazmente.contra Don Bernardino de Cárdenas, Obispo del Paraguay, expeliendole tres veces de su obispado a fuerza de armas y de manejos de dichos Regulares de la Compañía, por evitar que este Prelado entrase ni visitase sus Misiones del Paraná, Uruguay e Itati. Tomo Segundo.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta Real de la Gaceta, 1768. - 4to. imperial; 5 hs., 84 pp., 283 pp. Encuadernación de la época, en pergamino.

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        Ranunculus II, Orpheus

      Nuremberg 1768 - The “Hortus Nitidissimis Omnem Per Annum Superbiens Floribus Sive Amoenissimorum Florum Imagines” was published between 1750 and 1786 as a periodical intended, when collected, to form an unmatched collection of botanical prints. The engravings are based on the drawings collected from various artists by the famous Nuremberg physician and amateur botanist Christopher Jacob Trew. Although the plates were produced using engraving techniques common to the period, each plate was completed individually through hand coloring. The variations in plates between different known volumes indicates that more than one artist was involved in this process. These variations render every volume of the work unique. Trew’s good friend Georg Dionysius Ehret, considered the most important and influential botanical artist of the mid-18th century, was a chief artist of this endeavor. Ehret was born to farmers in Heidelberg, Germany in 1708, and showed an early propensity for drawing. As a young man he was employed primarily as a gardener and he used his time spent gardening to examine and practice drawing botanicals and the natural world around him. Eventually his art attracted the attention of Dr. Trew who gave Ehret financial patronage and with whom he worked on the Hortus Nitidissimis as well as Plantae Selectae. These botanical engravings are considered the finest records of cultivated flowers of the time and are noted as being precisely engraved and exquisitely colored. This hand colored engraving, Ranunculs II, Orpheus, 19.25” x 2.5”, is in excellent condition with few stains in the margins. Ranunculus is a genus of flowering herbaceous perennials including buttercups, spearworts and water crowfoot. This engraving is elegantly hand colored and delicately shoes the blooming pink flowers rising about the well detailed and multi-colored stems and leaves.

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