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        Autograph letter signed.

      Limoges, 17. X. 1769. - 4to. 2 pp. on double leaf. To "Bonnet de la Chabanne ancien maire a Yssel": "J'ai reçu Monsieur la lettre que vous m'avéz ecrite le 9 de ce mois suivant cette lettre si vous n'avéz pas été adjudicataire des reparations qui en 1752 etoient a faire a l'Église de votre paroisse au moins est-il certain que c'est vous qui avéz fait faire ces reparations et que c'est en conséquence de vos ordres que les nommés Bourdet, Laubie [?] et [ ] y ont travaillé, par ces ordres vous avéz été obligé personnellement envers eux et par consequent je ne vois pas que vous puissiéz vous dispenser de payer ce qui reste du deleurs ouvrage a la [.] neansmoins de ce que vous leur avéz donné dont vous devéz avoir des quittances. quant aux bois que vous pretendéz avoir été gatté par Laubie ce n'est pas aujourd'hui qu'il ne vit plus que vous pouvéz être fondé a en vouloir compenser la valeur avec les 50 que vous avouéz etre dues a la veuve d'ailleurs un journalier n'est point vu homme, qui soit dans le cas d'etre garant de son ouvrage ni des matériaux qu'il gaste en voulant le faire. Si vous n'avéz pas reçu la totalité des 3962 dont l'imposition a été ordonnée par M. Pajot relativement a l'adjudication passée sous le nom de Savarux [?] vous pouvéz agir contre les collecteurs que ont fait le recouvrement de cette imposition pour vous faire remettre ce qu'ils en redoivent, voila ce qui peut vous remplir de ce que vous avéz payé et de ce que vous êtes dans le cas de payer a cause des reparations que vous avéz fait faire en execution de l'adjudication faite sous le nom de Savarux [?] [ ]". - At the time of writing, Turgot was intendant of the province of Limoges, which comprised some of the poorest and most heavily taxed regions of France. After 13 years in this office, he became minister of finance to Louis XVI (1774/76). His attempts at a fundamental reform were frustrated by the extravagance of the court and the resistance encountered from the privileged estates. As a scholar, he made important contributions to the Labor theory of value and was the first to formulate the law of diminishing marginal returns.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Nouvelles recherches sur les découvertes microscopiques, et la génération des corps organisés. Ouvrage traduit de l'Italien... par M. de Needham.

      Londres & Paris, Lacombe, 1769. 2 parts bound in one. 8vo (193 x 122mm).pp. (2), ii, liv, (2), 298; pp. (4), xvi, 293, (3), with 9 engraved folded plates. Contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt decorated spine with red gilt lettered label. First French edition. The second part has the following title: 'Nouvelles Recherches physiques et métaphysiques sur la nature et la religion, avec une nouvelle théorie de la terre, et une mesure de la hauteur des Alpes. Par M. de Needham'. "La traduzione della prima 'Dissertazione' dello Spallanzani: "Saggio di osservazioni microscopiche...", Modena, 1765, è compresa nelle pp. 1-138 del primo volume; seguono le note del Needham. Il secondo volume (seconde partie), con le stesse note tipografiche, contiene un'opera del Needham..." (Prandi, Bibliografia di Lazzaro Spallanzani, pp. 79-80)."Among the many dedicated natural philosophers of the eighteenth century, Spallanzani stands preeminent for applying bold and imaginative experimental methods to an extraordinary range of hypotheses and phenomena. His main scientific interest were biological and he acquired a mastery of microscopy; but he probed also into problems of physics, chemistry, geology, and meteorology, and pioneered in volcanology" (DSB).//Prandi pp. 79.

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        Carte des Entrees de la Tamis Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine

      Paris 1769 - Published on rare blue paper, Size : 590x875 (mm), 23.25x34.375 (Inches), Black & White

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        A Letter from a Member of Parliament to One of His Constituents, on the Late Proceedings of the House of Commons in the Middlesex Elections. With a Postscript . . . on a Pamphlet entitled, "The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex" [etc.]

      London: Printed for M. Hingeston, in the Strand [etc.] [four lines], 1769. Disbound, else a very good, crisp, untrimmed copy, without the half-title; 86+8 pages A first-rate critique of the House of Commons' attempt to bar John Wilkes from sitting in Parliament, targeting Blackstone directly, both with substantial quotations from his Commentaries and, in the postscript, as the anti-Wilkes "chief Engineer

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        De Valvula Eustachiana inter venam cavam inferiorem dextramquer cordis auriculam consista . Vitemb. D. 20. Maii 1738 (I: pp.71-86). + DE Concha Auris Humane. D. 16. Sept. 1747. (I: pp.121-126, 1 Taf.).

      - Opusculorum Mathematici et Medici Argumenti, Pars I + II (von III). Hrsg. v. Heinrich August Wrisberg. - Goettingae: Apud Victorin. Bossiegel, 1769, Kl.4°, (10), 196; (6), 242 pp., 9 Kupferstichtafeln, 2 Pappbände der Zeit; minimal fleckig. Klassiker der Biomechanik - Sehr seltene erste und einzige Ausgabe ! - "In dieser Periode treten - wesentlich beeinflusst durch die Leistungen der Italiener - zum ersten Male deutsche Gelehrte als Förderer der Ohranatomie auf. Unter den zahlreichen Bearbeitern dieses Spezialgebietes ragen besonders Cassebohm, Brendel, Zinn und Meckel hervor. Auch in der Ohrphysiologie wurde ein bedeutender Fortschritt angebahnt, wozu die akustischen Arbeiten der zeitgenössischen deutschen Physiker wesentlich beitrugen". - Johann Gottfried Brendel, " erwarb sich abgesehen von seinen otologischen Arbeiten auch auf dem Gebiete der gerichtlichen Medizin besondere Verdienste. - In seiner Schrift "Progr. de auditu in apice Cochleae", Göttingingen 1747, beschrieb er eingehend das Spiralblatt, die Spindel und den Spindelkanal der Schnecke, sowie den Verlauf des Nerven in der Schnecke. Seiner Ansicht nach tritt ein Zweig des Schneckennerven, der durch den Spindelkanal zieht, aus kleinen Löchern am blinden Ende desselben in den Vieussensschen Becher, um sich in dessen Spitze auszubreiten. An der Spindel unterschied Brendel eine äußere härtere und glattere Rinde und einen inneren weicheren Teil, der den Zentralkanal umschließt. Ein sprechendes Zeugnis für die Gründlichkeit seiner Untersuchungen bildet die Auffindung der Kommunikationsstelle beider Treppen in einer kleinen Oeffnung des Bechers. Eigentümlicher weise verlegt er den Ort des Hörens in die Schneckenspitze, weil er die Beobachtung gemacht haben wollte, daß der Hörnerv nach Passierung des Spindelkanals sich an der Schneckenspitze in Fasern auflöst; hier sollen nun nach seiner irrigen Auffassung die Schallwellen wie in einem Brennpunkte zur Vereinigung gelangen (Senac)." Politzer, Geschichte der Ohrenheilkunde. - - Johann Gottfried Brendel (* 23. Februar 1711 in Wittenberg; ? 17. Januar 1758 in Göttingen) als Sohn des Wittenberger Medizinprofessors Adam Brendel und seiner Frau Christina Henrietta von Berger geboren, wurde Johann Gottfried am 27. Februar 1711 getauft. Alsbald erkannte man in dem Jungen eine hohe Auffassungsgabe, so dass man ihn 1724 auf die Fürstenschule nach Grimma schickte. Zurückgekehrt nach Wittenberg begann er ein Studium der Philosophie, an der Universität" Leucorea" Wittenberg. - Am 30. April 1734 erwarb er sich den Magistertitel der Philosophie und absolvierte dann ein medizinisches Studium. Am 19. November 1736 promovierte er zum Lizentiaten und Doktor der Medizin, habilitierte sich an der Universität Göttingen, wo er 1738 zum außerordentlichen Professor und 1739 zum ordentlichen Professor ernannt wurde, wurde später Hallers Nachfolger in der Chirurgie und 1755 wurde er Leibarzt des Landgrafen Wilhelm VIII. von Hessen-Kassel. - Seine gründliche mathematische Vorbildung ist entscheidend geworden für seine Entwicklung als einer der großen medizinischen Gelehrten seiner Zeit. Als Jatrophysiker, der biologische und pathologische Phänomene rein physikalisch zu deuten versuchte, beschäftigte er sich unter anderem mit rechtsmedizinischen Studien. Mit Untersuchungen zur Eustachischen Klappe und über das Spiralblatt der Schnecke, hat er sich einen Namen in der Medizingeschichte erworben. Auch nach seinem Tode wurde ein Teil seiner Arbeiten veröffentlicht. - - CONSPECTVS PROGRAMMATUM. PARTE PRIMA; CONTENTORUM. - 1.: De Analogia lineae spiralis & parabolae p2. - 2.: De quadam Guidonis Grandi in Borellum animaduersione. p. 23. - 3.: Ad Io. Alph. Borelli de Motu animali L. II. propositionem XLI. pag. 16. - 4.: De maximo & minimo geometrico in fabrica corporis humani. p. 29. - 5.: De Iogarithmis parabolicis, comment. I. p. 31. - 6.: De Iogarithmis parabolicis, comment. II. p. 39. - 7.: De Inftrumentis quibusdam chemicis . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DU GOUVERNEMENT DES ANCIENNES RÉPUBLIQUES OÙ L’ON DÉCOUVRE LES CAUSES DE LEUR ÉLÉVATION & DE LEUR DÉPÉRISSEMENT

      Paris Hon. Cl. de Hansy 1769 - , in-12, veau brun moucheté d’époque, dos lisse orné, tit. doré sur pc. bordeaux, filet sur les coupes, tr. rouges, (lég. épidermures, trou de ver affectant la coiffe de pied, petits manques aux coins, mors tr. lég. fissuré à la coiffe de tête), Ex-libris de J. J. Croharé, intérieur très frais, XI-468p.

      [Bookseller: La Memoire du Droit]
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        L'esprit de l'Encyclopédie, ou choix des articles les plus curieux, les plus agréable, les plus piquants, les plus philosophiques de ce grand Dictionnaire. Tome premier (-cinquieme).

      Genf & Paris, Briasson & Le Breton, 1769. - 5 Bde. XII, 322 SS. 348 SS. 304 SS. 308 SS. 323, (1) SS. Französische Lederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen in rot und braun sowie hübscher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt, Reste von Stehkantenvergoldung (oxydiert). 8vo. Eine von zwei Ausgaben des Jahres 1769 dieser äußerst beliebten Auszugsausgabe aus der "Encylopédie" Diderots und d'Alemberts; die erste und zweite Auszugsausgabe waren beide im Vorjahr erschienen, ziemlich kurz nach Fertigstellung der letzten zehn Textbände der "Encylopédie"-Erstausgabe (1765). Die andere Ausgabe des Jahres 1769 besteht aus lediglich 4 Bänden. - "A title extremely popular with French publishers in the second half of the eighteenth century [.] Its editor remains anonymous, but the work is generally attributed to that well-known compiler, Abbé Joseph de La Porte [.] The short 'Avertissement' contains some interesting remarks. It states, for instance: 'Peu de gens sont en état de se procurer le Dictionnaire Encyclopédique; & ceux même qui voudroient y mettre le prix, trouveroient peut-être difficilement à l'acheter, aujourd'hui que l'édition en est, pour ainsi dire, épuisée.' [.] Inevitably the choice of articles was restricted by considerations of space [.] The selection offered in these five volumes is certainly not one which, given the same space, a modern editor would make; but it is interesting to see what Abbé de La Porte thought fit to set before the reading public in 1768 [.] The appearance of at least six editions in the space of four years shows that the selection [.] met with some favour" (Lough, S. 43ff.). - Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk der Zeit "Le Comte de Martigny Cap.ne au Reg.mt de Vierset" (d. i. François Félix Girault, Baron de Martigny, 1771-1809). Später im Besitz des Freiherrn von Hoeller-Bertram mit seinem gest. Wappenexlibris (dat. 1813) am vorderen Innendeckel. Zuletzt im Besitz des Romanisten und Sammlers Dr. Wolfgang v. Wurzbach, Enkel des Verfassers des Biographischen Lexikons Österreichs, mit entspr. Exlibris an den Vorsätzen. Papierbedingt teils leicht braunfleckig, sonst saubere, dekorative Reihe in wohlerhaltenen Einbänden. Selten. Lough S. 46. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        An Answer to a Pamphlet Entitled, "The Question Stated, Whether The Freeholders of Middlesex forfeited their Right by Voting for Mr. Wilkes at the last Election? In a Letter from a Member of Parliament to one of his Constituents" [etc.]. Not in Eller

      London: Printed for James Fletcher [and two others] [etc.], 1769. Disbound, laid into modern marbled wraps, some foxing and the margins cut somewhat close, a sound copy; 38 pages, without the half title Part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament, the postscript possibly by Blackstone, accused of saying one thing in his 'Commentaries' and another as a Member of Parliament, in Ian Doolittle's words "caught leaden-footed in debate

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        Mémoire sur la situation actuelle de la Compagnie des Indes: seconde édition, augmentée d'une Historie de la Compagnie. Bound with: [NECKER, Jacques.] Réponse au Mémoire de M. L'Abbé Morellet, sur la Compagnie des Indes, imprimeé en exécution de la Délibération de M.rs les Actionnaires, prise dans l'Assemblée générale du 8 Août 1769. A Paris, de l'imprimerie Royale, 1769. [and:] [MORELLET, André, Abbé.] Examen de la Réponse de M. N** au Mémoire de M. l'Abbé Morellet, sur la Compagnie des Indes; par l'Auteur du Mémoire. A Paris, Chez Desaint, 1769.

      Paris: Desaint, 1769 - 3 works bound in one quarto volume (255 × 190 mm). Contemporary calf-backed drab boards, spine stamped gilt in compartments, red morocco label, gilt arms of La Rochefoucauld to upper panel. In excellent condition. Library stamp of the Chateau de la Roche Guyon to title. With a folding table. Second enlarged and best edition of the first work, first published in the same year, first edition of the other works. The Abbé Morellet (1727-1819), by conviction a persistent supporter of free trade, wrote many pamphlets and polemics attacking privilege and monopoly. In his Mémoire, Morellet gives a succinct history of the Compagnie des Indes and shows how the directors of the company were benefitting to the detriment of the state. This work was a triumph for Morellet and led to the suspension of the privileges of the Compagnie des Indes, on 13th August 1769. Necker, at that time clerk in a Swiss bank, took up the defence of the company in his Réponse to which Morellet responded with his Examen, both dated the same year. "Morellet. was no doubt employed to make out a particular case; but in none of the contemporary replies that his pamplet brought forth, though one was from the able pen of Necker, is any serious attempt found to discredit his chief facts. No sound economist can deny his main conclusions: that a commercial enterprise which is not self-supporting ought to be abandoned, and that there are infinitely more legitimate and more important uses to which the public revenue can be put than in maintaining a Company which is bankrupt if left to itself" (Cambridge Modern History VI, p. 549-550). 1st work: Einaudi 4023; Goldsmiths 10546; Higgs 4700n; Kress 6662. 2nd work: Kress 6665; INED 3370; not in Einaudi or Goldsmiths. 3rd work: Einaudi 4021; Goldsmiths 10543; Higgs 4702; INED 3300; Kress 6660.

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        Voyageur Francois ou La Connoissance, De L'Ancien Et Du Nouveau Monde, 14 volumes

      L. Cellot, Paris 1769 - 14 volumes of a 42 volume set, consisting of volumes 3, 5, 6, 10, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 dated between 1769 and 1782. French language text. Full leather bindings with general wear, bumps and chips with loss to the spines of volumes 6, 23 and 27. Text blocks solidly bound, occasional loose or torn end-paper. Text is clean with only a few instances of spots of soiling. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Glossarium Arabico-Latinum Manuale

      Leiden: Ioannem le Mair,, 1769. Maximum Partem E Lexico Goliano Excerptum. Quarto (244 × 198 mm). Contemporary half calf, rebacked to style, red morocco label, light brown board, sprinkled, red edge-stain. Bound with the half-title, engraving of the arms of the dedicatee, William V, the last Stadtholder of the Netherlands Boards slightly scuffed, neat contemporary acquisition inscription to the front pastedown and a scatter of informed inked marginalia, tan-brun to the corners of the endpapers which are slightly foxed, light browning and occasional light foxing to the text, overall very good. First edition. Arab-Latin dictionary largely based on Jacob Golius' famous Lexicon Arabico-Latinum of 1653. Jakob's brother Everard Scheidius (1742- 1794), professor of Oriental languages at the university of Harderwijk, "purchased Erpenius types from a certain Abraham Elzevier (not to be confused with the two earlier Leiden printers of that name). He set up his own Arabic typesetting workshop, but had his books printed [as here] by local Harderwijk printers such as Jan Moojen or Mooien (active 1737-1795). Scheidius became professor of Oriental languages at Leiden after the death of the last Schultens in 1793, but died the following year" (Vrolijk, "Arabic Typography in the Netherlands. A Brief Introduction", in TXT, Exploring the Boundaries of the Book, The Hague 2014).

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        Lettres cabalistiques, ou correspondance philosophique, historique et critique, Entre deux Cabalistes, divers Esprits élementaires, & le Seigneur Astaroth. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de LXXX Nouvelles Lettres & de Quantité de Remarques, et de plusieurs Figures. 7 vols.

      - La Haye, Chez Pierre Paupie, 1769-1770, Cont.leather. 12mo. Jean Baptiste Boyer d'Argens, French philosopher and freethinker, a great popularizer of the philosophical ideas of the Enlightenment. His Lettres Cabalistiques, written in Maastricht in the Netherlands, first published in 1737-38 was placed on the Index in 1742. In this work he attacks all forms of religions, especially the Jesuites. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mezzotint portrait by Johann Jacob Haid

      1769 - Trew, Christoph Jacob (1695-1769). Mezzotint portrait by Johann Jacob Haid (1704-67). N.p. [Nuremberg], 1769 or after. 531 x 356 mm. (image measures 406 x 268 mm.). Margins a little frayed (not affecting image), a few small marginal tears repaired, but very good.Excellent mezzotint portrait of German physician and botanist Christoph Jacob Trew, after whom the East Indian plant genus Trewia is named. Trew was the author of the lavishly illustrated Hortus nitidissimis omnem per annum superbiens floribus (1750-86) and Plantae selectae quarum imagines ad exemplaria naturalia Londini, in hortis curiosorum nutrita (1750-73), both with plates engraved after drawings by the noted 18th century botanical artist Georg Dionysius Ehret; the latter work has been described as "one of the great botanical iconographies" (Lazarus and Pardoe, p. 43). The present portrait appeared as a frontispiece to the Plantae selectae. Trew founded the periodical Commercium litterarium ad rei et medicinae scientiae naturalis, one of the first general medical journals, and from 1743 served as director of the Kaiserlich-Leopoldinisch-Carolingischen Akademie der Naturforscher. Trew's scientific correspondence, numbering over 19,000 letters, is the largest such collection known; his natural history library of 34,000 volumes is now at the University of Erlangen. Lazarus and Pardoe, Catalogue of botanical prints and drawings at the National Museums & Galleries of Wales (2003).

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        Christophorus Jacobus Trew

      [Nuremberg], 1769. Mezzotint, on laid paper. Some light marginal spotting and surface soiling. An important mezzotint portrait by and after Johann Jakob Haid, of the author of one of the greatest of all botanical books. Johann Jakob Haid came from a German family of artists and printmakers. Haid worked initially with the animal painter Johann Elias Ridinger, but he soon went on to found a well-known publishing house in Augsburg. This portrait is from a series which pictured all those most closely involved in the publication of Trew's Plantae Selectae , and was originally bound into that great botanical work. Dr. Trew (1695-1769) was a Nuremberg physician, scholar, botanist and collector whose greatest contribution to the worlds of art and botany was his patronage of Georg Ehret and publication of Plantae Selectae and Hortus Nitidissimus. All of Plantae Selectae and much of Hortus ... are engravings after drawings by Ehret.

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        Aneuroysmatis spurii. Post venae basilicae sectionem orti historia et curatio.

      Wolfgang Schwarzkopf,, Nürnberg, 1769 - Nürnberg, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1769. Klein-4°. 1 n.n. Bl., 46 S. Mit 3 gefalteten teilkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Blake 458. - Hirsch VI, 6 (ohne diesen Titel). - Trew (1696-1769) war der berühmteste Medizner Nürnbergs seiner Zeit, Professor und Dekan der Universität. Hirsch erwähnt, dass Trew ca. 137 selbstständige Publikationen veröffentlichte. - Mit gestochenen Exlibris "Conte de Carburi". Sprache: N [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MOBILIARIO Y RELOJES DE PIRANESI (1769).

      Roma 1769 - Decortivo grabado neoclasico de mobiliario dibujado y grabado por Piranesi. Basados en la arqutectura griega, egipcia y etrusca. 1ª edición. 400 x 250 mm.

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        TITULOS DE CASTILLA (BERNI 1769)

      1769 - Materia:Libro antiguo sobrela Creación, Antigüedad y Privilegios de todos los títulos de Castilla, con los que la realeza honró a sus vasallos en premio de valerosas hazañas y distinguidos méritos. Publicación: Valencia; Imprenta particular del Autor, 1769. Descripción fisica; Anteportada., portada., 5 hojas., XX paginas., 3 hojas., 522 p. XXVIII páginas., 1 hoja de grabado. Obra ilustrada con bellas capitulares y cabeceras calcográficas con retratos de reyes, dibujadas por J. Camarón y grabadas por Vincent Galcerán. Encuadernación plena piel con dorados en el lomo (moderna) Conservación: Muy buen estado, falto del retrato de Carlos III y encuadernación posterior S. XX. PSB 1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Doctrinae Particularum Linguae Graecae

      ex typographeo Dammeano 1769 - - ex typographeo Dammeano, Leyde 1769, Un Vol. très fort in 4 (23x28cm), (66) 1338pp. (94), Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale. Rare. Page de titre gravée avec vignette de l'imprimeur (une ruche et des abeilles). Belle édition bien imprimée sur un beau papier vergé. L'exemplaire a été justifié par la signature originale de l'auteur. L'exemplaire porte une première page qui précède le faux-titre de prix, on y retrouve la même devise que sur la reliure, le livre semble avoir été offert par l'université ou l'école de Harlem à Bernardo Van Laar en 1799 pour un premier prix de lettres, et paraît signé de la main de plusieurs professeurs. Plein Veau d'époque marbré. Reliure à emblème (Athéna - ou vertu?- avec ses attributs lisant un livre sous un arbre, sur son écu : une épée surmontée de la croix de Malte , le tout flanqué de 4 étoiles) et devise Vicit Vim Virtus frappé sur les plats. Dos à nerfs richement orné d'un décor de feuillages et de fleurs entrelacés. Large frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Traces de lacets. Frottis sur le dos, mais bel exemplaire. Etude exhaustive sur le grec ancien et ses particularités. Nombreux passages en grec. A noter que parmi les souscripteurs de cette édition, on compte Benjamin Franklin. Une étiquette de librairire (A Durand à Paris), un tampon de la bibliothèque diocésaine de Valence, un cachet au nom de E. T. Hannion, aumonier au lycée impérial de Bar-Le-Duc. (66) 1338pp. (94) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Anthems used in His Majesty's Chapel Royal, and most Cathedral Churches in England and Ireland

      London: Printed for J. and F. Revington, 1769., 1769. 8vo. Beautiful in full royal dark red oasis morocco with fine extra gilt tooling to spine, boards intricately emblazoned with the crown and monogram of King George the Third and Chapel Royal St. James's to centre within a decorative border with flowers and crown corner pieces; all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Binding a little rubbed to extremities and with a lovely patina. A superb example.

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        THE ACTS OF ASSEMBLY, NOW IN FORCE IN THE COLONY OF VIRGINIA WITH AN EXACT TABLE

      W. Rind, A. Purdie, and J. Dixon, Williamsburg, VA 1769 - 560 (of 577) pp. Lacks final 8 leaves of index. Title page and first twelve pages of text replaced by old Xeroxes. This is a unique copy of a rare book. Only 1200 copies were printed in Williamsburg in 1769. This copy was stolen by two union Soldiers from a law office early in 1861 almost certainly in Northern Virginia. After a skirmish near Gloucester Point in June of 1861, Dr. Jefferson Hughes, while attending the wounded on the battlefield, after the battle found the book. According to a newspaper account in the Virginia Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia in a photo feature published on Sunday March 18, 1928(copy of story included) "Doctor Hughes stopped his work among the dead and wounded. A leather-bound book arrested his attention. A strange sight, that of a book lying amid the wreckage of war. Naturally he stooped to pick it up, little thinking at the time that he was preserving a copy of the first code of Virginia. .It’s first 12 pages were missing" Bridges, J. Malcolm Virginia - Pilot. (March 18, 1928) Norfolk, VA: The book remained in the Hughes family for about 130 years - A battlefield relic and heirloom. We acquired it from the estate of the widow of the great grandson of Dr. Hughes. The provenance is excellent. Traveling with the book is a copy of the feature story from the March 18, 1928 Virginia Pilot, the Norfolk, Virginia newspaper. The story includes photos of the book as well as a photo of Dr. Jefferson Hughes, the Savior of the book. This is an important Civil War battlefield relic as well as a key book of Virginia legal history. Rare, unusual unique. our scanner plate too small to show the entire back or front of this large folio colonial law book. Folio [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Sentiments of an English Freeholder, on the Late Decision of the Middlesex Election. Not in Eller. Quarto

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Maall, 1769. Modern marbled wraps, very light browning, and the half-title somewhat dusty, else a very good copy; 60 pages Only edition of a pro-Wilkes tract, calling the "Case Considered" (attributed on occasion to Blackstone) "very full and very learned" but irrelevant, and concluding with an express citation to Blackstone's Commentaries in support of seating Wilkes

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        LETTERS TO THE MINISTRY, FROM GOVERNOR BERNARD, GENERAL GAGE, AND COMMODORE HOOD, AND ALSO, MEMORIALS TO THE LORDS OF THE TREASURY, FROM THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CUSTOMS. WITH SUNDRY LETTERS AND PAPERS ANNEXED TO THE SAID MEMORIALS

      Boston: Edes & Gill, 1769.. 108pp. Original gathered sheets, untrimmed and stitched as issued. Light staining to titlepage, slight age-toning to text. Very good. In a folding cloth clamshell box, stamped in gilt. An important tract on the causes of the American Revolution. This pamphlet was one of the first major "leaks" in American history. Bernard was governor of Massachusetts during the Stamp Act Crisis and was not well liked by the colonists. He was replaced as governor by Thomas Hutchinson in 1769, after being burned in effigy. He had made his feelings clear to various officials in London, while expressing strong views on how to stamp out dissent in Boston. Copies of the papers were obtained by parties (still unknown), who published them. Wikileaks had nothing on this; a firestorm of protests followed, and the resulting ill-feeling only added to the growing anger of the colonials. "On the turbulent state of affairs in Boston resulting from the Stamp Act" - Howes. EVANS 11176. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 69a. SABIN 4923. ESTC W13583. HOWES B383.

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        Wapiti

      - A detailed hand colored lithograph by Frederic Cuvier (1769-1832) & Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) from their sweeping book "Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes, avec les figures originales." that was published in Paris in 1824-42. Overall this print measures 12” x 18”. This rare publication of mammals was originally published in 72 parts (to be bound in seven volumes) under the auspices of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris. The animals were drawn from life mainly at the zoo Jardin des Plantes in Paris. The majority of the descriptions were by Cuvier, with Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire editing the work and providing occasional articles (indicating by his initials at the end of each article). The two final parts were edited and seen through the press by Cuvier’s son. A quarto edit was started in 1826, but ceased publication (with the 13th part) in July 1833. These are among some of the most exquisitely rendered images of animals ever published. Cuvier has successfully brought each animal to life by his exceptional talent for detail without forgetting the characteristics that give them personality. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing and staining. We will not be knowingly undersold on this work of art.

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        Franklin Proclaims, "Britain has no Right to tax the Colonies"

      Philadelphia, PA 1769 - Newspaper, The Pennsylvania Chronicle. Philadelphia: William Goddard, February 6, 1769. 8 pp., 10 x 12.5 in. The entire front page prints a letter concerning comments on a speech by the King of England, most of it relating to America and the troubling situation there. One paragraph begins: "For my own part, I confess, with regard to A[meri]ca, I see no necessity for such violent measures as have been taken." and another paragraph: "The present state of the colonies is the most momentous subject ever under the consideration of this, the most illustrious assembly upon earth." [p.1-2]Advertisment for John Dunlap's printing of Sermons to Asses, "supposed to be written by the ingenious Dr. Franklin," but today attributed to James Murray. [p.3]From the Public Advertiser, appears a letter of October 11, [1768] from Francis Lynn of Boston, Massachusetts in reply to a letter by Thomas Crowley of London: ".You speak of us as a people unreasonable enough to expect protection from Britain without contributing towards the expence, which is far from being the case. You speak of our 'dangerous and vain expectations of becoming independent,' and say that 'certainly there are such among us." "You bring an account against us if Eighty Millions, which you say this nation has run in debt by a war commenced for our protection." [p.4]An item from Boston reads: "The reports of the removal of some of the Governors in North America, has subsided; and we hear his Excellency the Governor of this province has received the fullest assurances of the royal approbation of his conduct." [p.7]A noteworthy extract from London letter reads: ".Doctor Franklin is indefatigable in his Endeavours to serve his Country. I heard him say, a few days ago, in a large Company, 'Britain has no Right to tax the Colonies, and never had any such Right, and I trust never will have it.' Be not alarmed if you should hear of Military Preparations, to enforce the late duties that have been imposed on you." [p.7]And another: "Dr. Franklin is very well, and very busy. You do not see him this year. Indeed it is better for you that he is where he is." [p.7]The handsome masthead features an engraving of the Pennsylvania coat-of-arms.ConditionNever-trimmed, wear at edges with a small loss at the top of the front leaf affecting about 5 words on page 2, loss filled by a professional paper conservator; dampstaining to upper portion of the issue.

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Rizzi Zannoni b. Homann Erben, "Novissima totius Lavsonii sive Lemani Lacvs cum Regionibus circumjacentibus Chorographia Repraesentatio ..1766".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, 1769, 47,5 x 59. Sandler, S. 150; Blumer, Nr. 256 R. - Zeigt die Umgebung des Genfer Sees. Über der Karte Kopftitel, links große ornamentale Kartusche, rechts Vogelschauansicht von Genf.

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        DORADO CONTADOR ARITHMETICA ESPECULATIVA Y PRACTICA

      - Dorado contador, arithmetica especulativa, y práctica. Contiene la fineza, y reglas de contar oro, y plata, y los emcages de Flandes, por moderno, y compendioso estilo.- Madrid, en la Imprenta de Antonio Marín, 1769; en 4º menor pergamino de época con pérdidas restauradas, 4 hojas preliminares incluida portada, 431 páginas. 2 estados plegados. Palau nº 297905. Buen ejemplar de esta obra matemática útil en especial para comerciantes en oro, plata y encages, impresa por primera vez en Madrid 1594.

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        Neues Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet [Volume One Only]

      G.N. Raspe, Nurenberg 1769 - First edition. Large quarto. Contemporary full calf gilt. Volume 1 only of the 12 volume set. Hand-colored engraved title page, and 31 full-page plates with a total of 340 figures of individual shells, all hand-colored, plus an additional 16 internal illustrations printed in red. Front joint is tender, dampstains to the bottom margins of some pages, affecting none of the images, a good or better copy, with the images about fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elemens de physiologie.

      Chez Guillyn 1769 - - Chez Guillyn, A Paris 1769, In 12 (10x17cm), (2) ix (1) 161pp. (2) ; (3) 305pp. (3), relié. - Seconde édition de la traduction par Bordenave. L'oeuvre avait paru an latin en 1749, à Gottingen. Pleine Basane blonde marbrée. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffes élimées. Rousseurs éparses. Papier en partie jauni. Considéré comme une des principales figures de son temps, Haller était à la fois Naturaliste, médecin, anatomiste et poète. On le considère à juste titre comme le père de la physiologie. Dans ce manuel classique, Haller donne une vue d'ensemble critique du savoir anatomique et physiologique de son époque. (2) ix (1) 161pp. (2) ; (3) 305pp. (3) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE FRANCOIS PREMIER, ROI DE FRANCE, DIT LE GRAND ROI ET LE PERE DES LETTRES.

      Saillant & Nyon, Libraires,, Paris, 1769 - 2e edition, revue, corrigee & augmentee. Gabriel-Henri Gaillard (1726-1806) fut un homme de lettres franeais elu ? lAcademie franeaise. Il fut ami de Malesherbes et collabora au Mercure de France. Aujourdhui, il reste surtout connu pour ses textes historiques. 8 vol., 4-XLVIII-VIII-400 pp., 4-488 pp., 4-498 pp., 4-530 pp., 4-506 pp., 4-514 pp., 4-446 pp., 4-430 pp. in-12, Reliure plein veau d'epoque, dos orne ? 5 nerfs (coiffes usees, epidermures; pieces de titre et de tomaison brun clair, tranches ocre rouge. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Conjurationis Pactianae anni MCCCCLXXVIII. Commentarium. Documentis, Figuris, Notis nunc primum inlustratum cura, et studio Ioannis Adimari

      praesidibus adprobantibus,, Neapoli, 1769 - Cm. 26, pp. (2) iv, 13 (1) 196. Frontespizio inciso con belle veduta di Firenze, un albero genealogico con stemmi, bei capolettera e grandi testate raffiguranti edifici e monumenti fiorentini. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle con punte, dorso liscio con fregi e titoli in oro su tassello. Timbretto di possesso della biblioteca privata Colonna da cui il volume proviene. Esemplare con poche tracce d'uso, genuino e stampato su carta forte. Celebre ed importante edizione, elegantemente impressa, di questo clessico della letteratura stoirica in cui Poliziano tratta della congiura della famiglia dei Pazzi contro la casa medicea. Cfr. Lozzi, 1917; Moreni II, 207. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Contemplation de la nature. Seconde édition. 2 volumes.

      Marc-Michel Rey, Amsterdam, 1769 - XLV- 244 + 301pages, 3 pages (catalogues de l?éditeur), relié papier marbré, étiquette de titre verte, (reliure début XIXe) quelques rousseurs.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly Translated Out of the Original Tongues; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. By His Majesty's Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches

      Alexander Kincaid, UK 1769 - New Edition 1769. A good complete example of a large Scottish bible. Includes both the new and old testaments. Late Georgian full leather binding. Nice tight binding in very good order. Book is in very good condition with rubbing to edges and hinges. Boards with indentations, scratches and marking. Contents good with name to title page. Pages age toned and used in places but overall good. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref 6044 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EL REY. POR QUANTO EN TRES DE OCTUBRE DE ESTE ANO TUVE POR BIEN MANDAR EXPEDIR PARA ESTOS REYNOS DE ESPANA LA REAL CEDULA DEL TENOR SIGUIENTE...CON MOTIVO DE HAVERSE EXPERIMENTADO, QUE ALGUNOS REGULARES EXPULSOS DE LA COMPAÑÍA

      [Madrid]. Dec. 9, [1769].. [11]pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Minor toning, some loss to the last leaf, affecting the stamped signature of the King and a couple of other words. Good. A royal decree discussing the finances of the Jesuit order in the Spanish territories after their expulsion from Spain in 1767, stamp- signed by King Charles III and docketed by his secretary.

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        EL REY. POR QUANTO EN TRES DE OCTUBRE DE ESTE ANO TUVE POR BIEN MANDAR EXPEDIR PARA ESTOS REYNOS DE ESPANA LA REAL CEDULA DEL TENOR SIGUIENTE.SABED QUE CON MOTIVO DE HAVERSE ESPARCIDO EN LA CIUDAD DE BARCELONA CRECIDO NUMERO DE EXEMPLARES DE UNA ESTAMPA SATÍRICA.

      [Madrid]. Dec. 3, [1769]. - [7]pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Minor worming. Very good. A royal decree attempting to suppress satirical publications of the Jesuit order, mentioning "San Ignacio de Loyola," the founder of the Jesuits more than two centuries earlier. Issued after the suppression of the order, this is specifically aimed at illicit works printed and circulated in Barcelona. The document is stamp-signed by King Charles III, and secretarially docketed.

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        Unto the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of the Trustees of the Creditors of Messrs. Adam and Thomas Fairholm, Bankiers in Edinburgh.

      Edinburgh: n.pr 1769 - several pen trials (the letter B) to first leaf, blank corner of one leaf torn, some light soiling, a few leaves with a touch of fraying to edges, pp. 27, [1], 4to, modern pale blue paper wrappers, good Adam Fairholm was a prominent merchant and banker in Edinburgh, who started in the family firm and rose to be a director of the Bank of Scotland and later the Royal Bank of Scotland. But business was not always easy: in 1761 the Fairholms had petitioned the Court of Session twice for settlement of a debt accrued by the Earl of Rothes; within a few years ‘over-speculation brought financial difficulties for himself and his partners, including the architect and contractor John Adam. The Fairholms were forced to give up their holdings in the Carron company and went into bankruptcy in March 1764. Thinking he was being pursued by bailiffs while fleeing to the continent, Adam Fairholm jumped from his ship and drowned in 1764’ (ODNB). Five years after that Fairholm’s estate was still being settled, and this further petition to the Council of Session seeks to overturn a previous decision and establish that his executor’s distribution of his estate amongst the various creditors was legal and should satisfy the debts. All of Fairholm’s petitions are rare, with the two earlier petitions recorded in the Bodleian only, and this one in the BL only in ESTC. (An answer to this petition on behalf of Andrew Johnston is BL and Harvard Law only.) (ESTC T476429)

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        AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE CAMPAIGNS IN NORTH-AMERICA, FOR THE YEARS 1757, 1758, 1759, AND 1760: CONTAINING THE MOST REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES OF THAT PERIOD; PARTICULARLY THE TWO SIEGES OF QUEBEC, &c. &c.

      Printed for the Author; and sold by W. Johnston and J. Dodsley., London 1769 - The Orders of the Admirals and General Officers, Description of the Countries where the Author has served, with their Forts and Garrisons; their Climates, Soil, Produce; and a regular Diary of the weather. As also several manifesto's, a mandate of the Bishop of Canada; the French Orders and Disposition for the Defence of the Colony, &c. &c. &c. by Captain John Knox, Dedicated by Permission to Lieutenant-General Sir Jeffery Amherst. Two Volumes. Quarto, [27cm. x 22cm.] First Edition. Portrait frontispiece ix,[7, with 6p List of Subscribers], 405pp. plus errata leaf and large folding engraved map, [closed tear] ' British Dominions in America' by Thomas Kitchin. Portrait frontispiece. [2], 465pp. plus errata leaf.Contemporary calf, raised bands,six compartments gilt, [some wear but firm and excellent. marbled foredges, marbled endpapers original leather title labels. [ Knox arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his regiment in 1757 to take part in the anticipated expedition against Louisbourg, although the attack was postponed and the regiment did not see action in the siege. They did take part in the battle of the Plains of Abraham, served under James Murray at Quebec in the winter of 1759-60, and participated in the capitulation of Montreal in 1760. Knox gives a first-hand account of the battles and supplements his narrative with printings of important official documents and orders from both the British and the French. The portraits represent General Woolfe and General Amherst; The map, by Thomas Kitchin, shows the British dominions in North America according to the treaty of 1763. ] SABIN 38164. Excellent Copy Rare Original State. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TRATADO DE FORTIFICACION O ARTE DE CONSTRUIR LOS EDIFICIOS MILITARES Y CIVILES. (2 TOMOS)

      THOMAS PIFERRER, BARCELONA 1769 - ENCUADERNADO EN PLENA PIEL, PASTA ESPAÑOLA DE ÉPOCA, CON TEJUELO Y NERVIOS. TOMO I ---24 HOJAS, 430 PÁGINAS. TOMO II ---4 HOJAS, 356 PÁGINAS. 48 LÁMINAS DESPLEGABLES EN TOTAL. ESCRITO EN INGLÉS POR JUAN MULLER. TRADUCIDO EN CASTELLANO, DIVIDIDO EN DOS TOMOS Y AUMENTADO CON NOTAS, ADICIONES Y 22 LÁMINAS FINAS SOBRE LAS 26 QUE ILUSTRAN AL ORIGINAL POR D. MIGUEL SANCHEZ TARAMAS. ESTA IMPORTANTE OBRA CONTIENE TODAS LAS INDICACIONES NECESARIAS SOBRE ARTE MILITAR Y CIVIL, TEORIA DE LOS MUROS Y ARCOS, CONOCIMIENTO DE LAS MATERIAS Y COMO LLEVARLAS A LA PRACTICA, SEGUN EL TERRENO. CONTIENE GRAN NUMERO DE LAMINAS GRABADAS CON ELEMENTOS ESTRUCTURALES, PLANOS, EDIFICIOS, ETC. TAMBIÉN ACOMPAÑADO DE TABLAS, CALCULOS Y FORMULAS. ARTE MILITAR. EXCELENTES EJEMPLARES. MUY BUENA CONSERVACIÓN. Size: 20 X 15

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        Tratado de Fortificacion, o Arte de construir los Edificios Militares, y Civiles. [in 2 volumes]

      Thomas Piferrer, Barcelona 1769 - Two volumes bound in vellum, 430 and 356 pages. Illustrated with 48 black-and-white folding plates. "Escrito en Ingles, por Juan Muller. Traducido en Castellano, Dividido en Dos Tomos, y Aumentado con Notas, Adiciones, y 22. Laminas finas sobre las 26., que ilustran al Original, por D. Miguel Sanchez Taramas, Capitan de Infanteria, e Ingeniero Ordinario de los Exercitos de S. M., actualmente empleado en la enfenanza de la Real Academia Militar de Mathematicas establecida en Barcelona." Ex-library with small stamp to upper right corner of both covers, small ink numbers at bases of spines, and stamps to title pages. Text blocks separated from bindings and damage to front pastedown of vol. II. Pages showing some waviness as is typical of books of this age, but otherwise text blocks and fold-out plates are in fine condition. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES TRACASSERIES / UN JEU DE LA FORTUNE / ENCORE DES MENECHMES / LA NOCE SANS MARIAGE / LES TROIS MARIS

      Paris. 19th century mottled calf with five plays bound in one volume. hb leather.. 8vo, The boards are bowed & the rear joint is tender. Conts. browned at margins. Fourth play stained at bottom; else good+ condition. . Louis-Benoit Picard (1769-1828) was a French playwright and member of the Academie-Francaise. He was born in Paris and wrote 85 plays, which were meticulously crafted and shrewdly observant of contemporary manners (see W. Staaks, "The Theatre of Louis-Benoit Picard"). This unique volume contains five of Picard's plays bound into one volume: (1) "Les Tracasseries, ou Monsieur et Madame Tatillon" which was presented for the first time in Paris, at the Comedie Francaise on June 25, 1804. This is the first edition, published in 1804, and is signed on the copyright page by the publisher, Mme. Masson (80 pages); (2) "Un Jeu de la Fortune, ou Les Marionnettes", presented for the first time in Paris, May 14, 1806. This is the first edition, published in 1806, in Paris, by Chez Martinet, and contains 121 pages; (3) "Encore Des Menechmes", a comedy presented for the first time in 1791. This edition published in Paris, in 1802, by the booksellers Huet, Ravinet and Charon (96 pages); (4) "La Noce Sans Mariage", presented for the first time in Paris in 1805. Published by Madame Masson in that year and signed by her on the copyright page (96 pages); (5) "Les Trois Maris", date of first presentation not stated. Published by the booksellers Huet and Charon - no year of publishing stated. WorldCat suggests 1800, although the website for the Comedie Francaise gives the year of the first performance as 1801 (104 pages). It is evident that these five plays were not published together, but were bound so at a later date, probably in 1806, or shortly thereafter. .

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        Description générale, historique, géographique et physique de la colonie de Surinam.

      Amsterdam, Van Harrevelt, 1769. - 2 vols.in 1. XXIV+252;(IV)+352 pp. With fold. engr. map by A. de Lavaux (44 x 56 cm) & 3 fold. engr. plates. List of plantations referring to numbers on the map. Hardcover. Contemp. half morocco with 2 gilt lettered title labels on spine; red paper edges. (Spine ends sl. rubbed, corners sl. bumped; corners of endpapers sl. browned; else fine spotless copy). * Provenance: Lundsbergs Skola, with bookplate & label on front pastedown. - Sabin 24112; Tiele bibliogr. 356; Cat. Nederl. Hist. Scheepvaart Museum 281. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Decouverte de la Maison de Campagne d'Horace. (In Three Volumes).

      Rome. L'imprimerie de Zempel chez Jean Ughetti Marchand Libraire. 1767-1769. - 8vo, 19.8cm, in 3 volumes, lxxx,366 & xvi,477,(1) & xvi,568pp., copper engraved frontis in volume one, 5 header vignettes, title pages printed in red and black, large engraved folding map (missing lower corner slightly affecting index), additions & corrections, in contemporary full speckled calf, full gilt decorations in the panels, gilt titles on crushed morocco labels, volume labels deteriorated, original marbled endpapers, small circular paper library label on volume one, some slight wear on the edges, a fine sound set (s13). ~ A note in Volume 3 explains that the first two volumes were published in 1767, (printed by Zempel) while the third was published in 1769 (printed by Komareck). The results of an extensive search to find Horace's summer home in the Sabine hills, near modern Tivoli, by Bertrand Capmartin de Chaupy (1720-1798), a Roman Catholic priest. Around 34 B.C. Horace was presented with the Sabine farm by Maecenas and it is felt that the rural atmosphere inspired many passages in his "Odes" and "Epistles". A very scarce, and attractive, set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Architettura delle strade antiche e moderne. Trasportata dalla Francese nell'Italiana favella, con Annotazioni, e con L'Itineraio di tutte le Strade antiche Romane in Italia, da Domenico Roselli Capitan T.e Ing.re delle Strade Regie, Fabbriche, &c.

      presso Antonio Veronese,, in Vicenza, 1769 - In-4° (225x175mm), pp. XCVIII, (2), legatura di inizio Ottocento in m. pelle verde cupo e angoli con titolo, filetti e fiorellini dorati al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo. Ritratto a p. pag. del Diedo entro cornice. Testatine e capilettera ornati incisi su rame. In fine, 5 tavv. ripiegate incise su rame. Freschissimo esemplare. Prima edizione italiana del Traité de la construction des chemins, ou il est parle de ceux des Romains & de ceux des modernes, importante trattato del Gautier sull'architettura delle strade, con particolare riferimento alle antiche strade militari romane (Via Flaminia, Aurelia, Numentana, Tiburtina, Prenestina, Appia, Aurelia, etc.). L'opera presenta inoltre cenni sulle "Strade Regie d'America", sulle "Strade Regie dei moderni", sulle strade in pianura, nei terreni paludosi, presso stagni, laghi, fiumi e presso la sponda del mare, delle strade costeggianti poggi o declivii montani, delle strade nelle valli, dei lastricati e selciati, sull'"Itinerario d'Antonino sulle Strade antiche Romane d'Italia". Hubert Gautier, spesso chiamato erronamente Henri (Nîmes, 1660-Parigi, 1737) fu per 28 anni ingegnere nella provincia di Languedoc e scisse, fra l'altro, un pregevole Traité des Ponts (1716), il primo trattato sistematico dedicato all'architettura dei ponti. Cicognara, 923. Cfr. Graesse, III, 37. Brunet, VI, 8808. Poggendorff, I, 858. Wolf, 558. Singer, IV, 522. Goldsmiths, 6056. Kress, 3381. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles recherches sur les découvertes microscopiques, et la génération des corps organisés. Ouvrage traduit de l'Italien de M. l'Abbé Spalanzani par M. l'Abbé Regley Avec des notes, des recherches physiques & métaphysiques sur la nature & la religion, & une nouvelle théorie de la terre, par M. de Needham

      Lacombe, Londres & a Paris 1769 - First edition, 2 parts in 1; 8vo, pp. [2], ii, liv, [2], 298; [4], xvi, 293, [1] errata; 9 engraved plates (6 folding); contemporary full calf, red morocco label on gilt-decorated spine; top of spine chipped level with text block, cracks starting at the ends of the joints; good and sound. The second part, with separate title page, has title: Nouvelles recherches physiques et métaphysiques sur la nature et la religion, avec une nouvelle théorie de la terre, et une mesure de la hauteur des Alpes, par M. de Needham. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JUICIO IMPARCIAL SOBRE LAS LETRAS EN FORMA DE BREVE QUE HA PUBLICADO LA CURIA ROMANA

      - Juicio imparcial somre las letras, en forma de breve, que ha publicado la Curia Romana, en que se intentan derogar ciertos Edictos del Serenísimo Señor Infante Duque de Parma, y disputarle la Soberanía temporal con este pretexto.- Madrid, En la Oficina de D. Joachín de Ibarra Impresor de Cámara de S. M., M.DCC.LXIX (1769); en folio holandesa con puntas del XIX, 4 hojas incluida portada, 337 páginas. SIGUE: APENDICE DE DOCUMENTOS AL JUICIO IMPARCIAL Sobre el Monitorio de Roma, publicado contra las Regalías de Parma.- Madrid M.DCC.LXIX (1769); 4 hojas, incluida portada, 48 páginas. Ejemplar con amplios márgenes. Exlibris de anterio propieterio en sello de caucho en la página 123. Notas manuscritas de época en el margen externo de las páginas 9, 13, 28 y 54 que han sido conservadas al ecuadernar quedando en ellas más margen que en el testo de las hojas. Alguna manchas de humedad antígua en el papel. Palau nº 125179. Ejemplar de la segunda tirada ampliada y corregida respecto a la primera de 1768.

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        Colonial governor of Massachusetts Thomas Pownall lauds the American cause in 1769

      Excellent content Autograph Letter Signed "Th. Pownall", 2.5 pages, on two conjoined sheets, 7.25" x 8.75", London, June 26, 1769, to Sir William Johnson who has docketed on the verso "London, June 26th, 1769, Govr. Pownall's Letter." The writer of this great colonial letter, an intimate friend of Benjamin Franklin, had been the colonial governor of Massachusetts until 1760, and continued to be an ardent champion of American causes in the British Parliament. Folds, marginal soiling. Fine condition with dark, bold, and legible writing.The letter reads, in part: "Although there has been an interruption in our correspondence, there has been none in our friendship. I am now in a situation independent not only of Gov but also independent of all the Parties & Factions with which our Affairs are perplext....When I left America I saw things getting into factions amongst ye Officers & King's Servants there. I saw some of my friends (some that I most esteemed, yourself

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        Naturgeschichte merkwürdiger Thiere in welcher vornemlich neue und unbekannte Thierarten durch Kupferstiche, Beschreibungen und Erklärungen erläutert werden. Aus dem Lateinischen von C. Baldinger and Chr. Erxleben. Sammlung (=Parts) I-X. (rare hand-coloured edition).

      . Berlin and Stralsund, A. Lange, 1769-1778. 4to. With 43 contemporary hand-coloured plates plus an extra suite of the same 43 plates in uncoloured state. 519 [50+36+36+24+44+60+43+43+120+63] pp. Contemporary speckled boards.* Pallas laid the basis for this work with his research on specimens contained in Dutch natural history cabinets, describing exotic species from all over the world. In 1767 Pallas was invited by Catherine II of Russia to become professor at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Between 1769 and 1774 he led an expedition to Siberia, collecting natural history specimens (some of which were also described in this title). He started working on the "Spicilegia Zoologica" in 1769 in Berlin, but finished the work in St. Petersburg. This is the rare German translation of the "Spicilegia". This copy is without part XI which was published several years later by another publisher. Largely devoted to vertebrata (in particular mammals, birds, and fish, with a few frogs or toads), the work contains also new descriptions of Insecta and arachnids (three plate), crustaceans, and Mollusca. Vague library stamp on title page. Contents very good, the coloured plates fresh and vivid. The uncoulored plates with some browning, a few more heavily uniformly age toned. A special copy with the plates both in coloured and uncoloured state. Nissen ZBI, 3073..

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        The History of England

      London: for Edward and Charles Dilly,, 1769-72. from the accession of James I to the elevation of the House of Hanover. Edit. III. 5 volumes (all published to date), octavo (210 × 132 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spines gilt in compartments, contrasting red morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces, marbled endpapers. Engraved medallion portrait frontispiece. Bookplates of H. Moody. Spines rather worn, still a very good set. First octavo edition, complete to that date (the first four volumes are dated 1769, while the fifth bears no edition statement and is dated 1772). Catharine Macaulay's history was published episodically, the first volume in 1763, the fourth in 1768, and the fifth (covering events to the Restoration) in 1772. Her decision to leave London for Bath in 1774 to improve her health, which had been badly affected by the effort of completing her latest volume, led to a hiatus and publication was not resumed until two more volumes appeared in 1781 and the eighth and final volume in 1783. Macaulay's freely expressed republican ideas and warmly expressed sympathy for the colonists had significant influence in America, and through her History she became acquainted with Benjamin Franklin, Josiah Quincy, Benjamin Rush, Richard Henry Lee, John Adams, Ezra Styles, and Jonathan Mayhew, many of whom visited her in Britain.

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