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      Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, Printers to the University, 1769. - [206] leaves (printed in double columns) plus fifty-nine full-page engraved plates. Tall quarto. Contemporary black morocco (almost imperceptibly rebacked with original backstrip laid down); front and rear covers extensively decorated in gilt, 1 5/8-inch wide dentelle-style border of alternating large and thin vases holding flowers, within which is an elaborate central diamond-shape design composed of floral and rococo tools with two pairs of backward-looking tufted birds on branches, surrounded by floral and star-like tools; a.e.g. On the front cover, the center of the diamond-shape design is lettered "The Honorable Samuel Rous Esq. Barbados," surrounded by a stylized fern border. On the rear cover, the center of the diamond-shape design is lettered "One Thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy Two," also surrounded by a stylized fern border. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, extensively decorated in gilt with flowers, stars, circles, and different birds than on the covers. Inner dentelles gilt with "Greek key" roll, contemporary marbled pastedowns and free endpapers. Two corners rubbed and two corners almost imperceptibly repaired, otherwise in fine condition. Extra-illustrated with fifty-nine full- page engraved plates. A few minor dampstains on a few leaves at front and rear and occasional minor foxing, absolutely not affecting text or images. [bound with:] Brady, N., and N. Tate: A NEW VERSION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID, FITTED TO THE TUNES USED IN CHURCHES. London: H. Woodfall, 1768. [26] leaves (printed in triple columns). A fine copy. A magnificently bound and extravagantly extra-illustrated copy of The Book of Common Prayer, prepared for presentation to, or perhaps commissioned by, Samuel Rous, President of His Majesty's Council and Commander-in-Chief (i.e. governor) of Barbados, from 1766 to 1768. He also served again in 1772, the year indicated on the rear cover. The Rous family, Quakers residing in Barbados, were leading planters on the island since the late 1630s. The fifty-nine plates bound in this volume to complement the text were originally executed for THE LITURGY OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND; ILLUSTRATED WITH FIFTY NINE HISTORICAL AND EXPLANATORY SCULPTURES, ENGRAVED BY MESS. RAVENETT, GRIGNION, SCOTIN, CANOTT, WALKER, AND W. RYLAND, printed in London in 1755 by Edward Ryland. According to the titlepage, included here as one of the extra-illustrated plates, this work was published according to an act of Parliament on May 1, 1755. However, no copies of this 1755 title are recorded in OCLC or ESTC. In addition to The Book of Common Prayer and the engravings from THE LITURGY OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, this copy also contains a 1768 edition of A NEW VERSION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID, first printed in 1698. Considering the recipient and the combined contents of the volume, these two texts and the extensive suite of engravings are bound in an appropriately sumptuous binding. Prepared for Samuel Rous, who served as governor of Barbados, the binding is a marvelous example of later 18th-century British bookbinding, with extensive gilt decoration on the covers and spine as described above. A fine copy of an elaborately decorated and illustrated volume, with a remarkable colonial-era provenance. GRIFFITHS, BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER 1769.5.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Serie degli uomini i più illustri nella pittura, scultura, e architettura: con i loro elogi, e ritratti incisi in rame cominciando dalla sua prima restaurazione fino ai tempi presenti.

      Nella stamperia di S.A.R. per Gaetano Cambiagi, poi Marzi, poi Allegrini 1769 -1776, Firenze - [700 Figurato - Biografie](cm.28.5) Volumi 13 in belòla legatura originale in piena pergamena con eleganti titoli al dorso. -migliaia di pagine con circa 289 tavole complessive incise in rame da diversi artisti e per lo più da G.B.Checchi Fiorentino. Bella antiporta incisa in sanguigna da Santi Pacini e disegnata da Iacopo Pontormo. L'opera è legata d'origine in 8 volumi, vari esemplari confrontati hanno sempre un numero di tavole diverse, anche perchè le tavole riportate agli indici non corrispondono sempre a quelle realmente realizzate. Esemplare bellissimo con barbe e completo del 13° volume che è ignorato anche dal Moreni II 333, e ha per titolo "Supplemento alla serie dei trecento elogi e ritratti.o sia abecedario pittorico.Firenze Allegrini 1776". Questa celebre raccolta è citata dal Moreni perchè contiene circa 140 elogi di artisti toscani per lo più fiorentini. Al nostro esemplare sono allegati 2 ritratti in più alla fine del 13° volume e altri ritratti apparentemente mancanti, potrebbero essere posposti?! Circa l'Autore o gli Autori delle varie biografie rimandiamo alle notazioni in Melzi "Dizionario di Opere anonime" vol. III pagg. 55-56. *Cicognara 2370; *Moreni II 333; *Graesse VI 369; *Schlosser 509; *Melzi III 55-56. [f82] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Générale des Dogmes et Opinions Philosophiques Depuis les anciens temps jufqu'à nos jours. Tirée du Dictionnaire Encyclopédique des Arts et des Sciences

      1769 - Livre ancien Londres, 1769, 3 volumes in-8, reliures plein veau blond marbré, dos 5 nerfs, caissons dorés, pièces de titre maroquin rouge et marron, tranches marbrées, 430, 444 et 414 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Generale Des Dogmes Et Opinions Philosophiques (Complete Three Volume Set)

      A Londres 1769 - 8vo. Complete in 3 Volumes. A Londres, 1769. [4],430;[4],444;[4],414,[2]pp.Fully bound in contemporary speckled calf. Five raised bands six gilt adorned compartments. Moroccan spine labels with gilt trim and lettering. Light bumping and rubbing to corners and extremities. Volume two has small split to spine; other volumes have light wear to hinges. Marbled edges. Bright marbled end papers. Interior pages are clean, crisp, and in excellent condition. Printed label pasted down in lower margin of Vol I's title: "Monsieur Sanson, cure A Maves en Beauce. All volumes have a label on inside front cover, "Mr. Sanson Daviller. Please feel free to view our pictures of this beautiful collection written by prominent Enlightenment French philosopher, Denis Diderot. Diderot is best know for co-founding and serving as chief editor and contributor to Encyclopedie. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OSSERVAZIONI CRITICHE sopra le antichità cristiane di Cingoli.

      Quercetti,, Osimo, 1769 - 2 parti in un gr. vol. in folio, pp. XXVIII, 945 (num. cont.), bella leg. m. pelle coeva, carta dec. ai piatti, doppio tass. e fregi al d. Con una gr. tav. inc. in rame ripiegata raff. la Diocesi della Chiesa di Osimo estesa ad altri paesi vicini, e altre 3 tavv. in rame f.t. e alcune incis. n.t. Rara opera di storia locale composta in seguito allo studio di Francesco Maria Raffaelli che tuttavia rimase incompiuto. Lozzi 1244: "Raro". Melzi II, p. 291. Bell'esempl. a larghi margini. [472]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Allgemeines Pommersches Repertorium. In Alphabetischen Anweisungen und Auszügen aus den von ihm gesammleten und durch den Druck bekannt gemachten auch andren Landes-Gesetzen und Constitutionen älterer und neuerer Zeit.

      Stralsund gedruckt und verlegt bey Hieronymus Johann Struck der Königlich-hochpreislichen Regierung und des Wohlgebohrnen Raths Buchdrucker 1769 - Folio. 1 w. Bl., 1 Bl., 296 S., 1 Bl., 1 w. Bl. Halblederband mit Lederrückenschild und goldenem Rückentitel und -verzierung. Kl. rundes Rückenschild unten. Rücken und Deckel mit Verlust wegen Wurmfraßes. Deckel mit Papierabschabungen. Fünf Bünde. Ecken gebogen und oben aufgeplatzt. Innen leicht gebräunt sonst in sauberem, guten Zustand. Titelseite und 1. weißes Blatt unten mit Wasserrand und wenig fingerfleckig und knittrig. Roter Seitenschnitt rundum. Johann Carl Dähnert, Königl. ordenlichen Professors des Schwedischen Staats-Rechts und Bibliothekars auf der Akademie Greifswald. Mit gestochenen Vignetten. Johann Carl Dähnert (geb. 10. November 1719 in Stralsund; gest. 5. Juli 1785 in Greifswald) war ein deutscher Bibliothekar, Rechtswissenschaftler, Sprachforscher und Historiker in der Zeit der Aufklärung. Dähnert's Bemühungen und Verdienste um die Wissenschaften und deren sorgsame Pflege in der Heimath wurden in Stockholm gern bemerkt und ihm in Anerkennung derselben 1748 die ordentliche Professur der Philosophie verliehen, indem er zugleich zum Universitäts-Bibliothekar ernannt wurde. Dieses Amt hat er in musterhafter Weise und zum notorischen Vortheile der ihm anvertrauten Anstalt verwaltet. Als ihm nach hergestellter systematischer Ordnung in der Bibliothek dieser sein Beruf wieder mehr Muße übrig ließ, kehrte er mit erneuertem Eifer zu seiner schriftstellerischen Thätigkeit zurück und ließ seit 1750 zwei periodische Schriften "Die Kritischen Nachrichten" und "Die Pommersche Bibliothek" neben einander erscheinen. Die Universität Greifswald litt damals, gegenüber den beiden anderen Landesuniversitäten Lund und Upsala, an einem Mangel, welcher manches Landeskind von ihr fernhielt; ihr fehlte eine Professur für schwedisches Staatsrecht und Staatsverfassung. Das Vertrauen der schwedischen Regierung berief D., welcher Olof von Dalin's Geschichte des Reichs Schweden zu übersetzen und mit gehaltreichen Zusätzen zu versehen begonnen hatte, 1758 auf diesen neu errichteten Lehrstuhl. 1761 wurde der Aufklärer in die Greifswalder Freimaurerloge aufgenommen. Dähnert trug wesentlich zur Verbreitung der Freimaurerei in Schwedisch-Pommern bei und blieb deren System der „Strikten Observanz" bis zu seinem Tod treu. (Quellen: Müller, Herm., „Dähnert, Johann Karl", in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 4 (1876), S. 700-701 [Onlinefassung] und Wikipedia). 1.100 gr. Halblederband mit Lederrückenschild und goldenem Rückentitel und -verzierung. Kl. rundes Rückenschild unten. Rücken und Deckel mit Verlust wegen Wurmfraßes. Deckel mit Papierabschabungen. Fünf Bünde. Ecken gebogen und oben aufgeplatzt.

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        Oeuvres de J.J. Rousseau de Genève. Nouvelle Édition Revue, corrigée, & augmentée de plusieurs morceaux qui n'avoient point encore paru.

      Marc-Michel Rey, Amsterdam 1769 - Ten volumes of an eleven volume set; lacking Vol. IX, which is "Jean Jacques Rousseau, citoyen de Genève à Christophe de Beaumont. Lettres écrites de la montagne." The most complete edition to that date of Rousseau's collected works. Bindings are contemporary polished calf with ornately gilt spines and red-and-green spine labels. Books are generally Very Good with occasional minor foxing, former owner's bookplate on front pastedown of each volume, and wear to leather at corners and head and foot of spine on most volumes. Leather bindings are quite sound, but leather is ever so slightly "crumbly" at points of wear. Vol. I has 1958 catalogue listing pasted to rear free endpaper; Vols. II and III have repairs to leather at head of spines. Unusually nice set of very rare edition with many fine copper plates. Volumes are as follows: Vol. I - "Discours sur cette question: Si le rétablissement des Sciences & des Arts a contribué à épurer les moeurs," several letters to and from Rousseau concerning the discourse, "Letre sur la Musique Françoise," "Le Devin du Village, Intermède," "Préface de Narcisse," "Narcisse, ou l'Amant de Lui-même, Comédie," and miscellaneous letters and poems. Vol. II - "Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inégalité parmi les homes," "Du Contrat Social," "Discours sur l'Economie Politique," "Extrait du Projet de Paix Perpétuelle," and several miscellaneous letters. Vol. III - "J.J. Rousseau, citoyen de Genève à Mr. d'Alembert.sur le projet d'établir un théâter de comédie," "Description Abrégée du Gouvernement de Genève," Discours sur la Question Quelle est la Vertu la plus nécessaire au Héros," "La Reine Fantasque, Conte," "De l'Imitation Théatrale," and several letters. Vols. IV-VI - "Julie, ou, La nouvelle Heloïse." Vols. VII-VIII - "Émile." (These two volumes have a publication date of 1762, and the publisher is listed as "Jean Néaulme." This is the date and publisher of the first edition, but these are part of the set.) Vols. X-XI - "Dictionnaire de Musique." 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      P. & W. Wilson [and others], Dublin 1769 - 8vo. 2 volumes: vii, 463; viii, 415 pp. Contemporary flame calf (joints cracked and a little eroded), leather spine labels (rubbed). A solid copy. First Dublin edition, originally published in French in 1757; the first edition in English appeared in London in 1769). With the book label of William Tatham in each volume; Tatham was well known for his work in the tobacco business in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee in the late 18th century and he published an important book on the subject in 1800. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bartleby's Books, ABAA]
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        L'ostetrica; ovvero, L'arte di raccogliere i parti e di soccorre le donne nelle malattìe, che accompagnano la loro gravidanza, ed in quelle che soppravvengono loro dopo il parto; e di sollevare i bambini nelle loro malttìe dopo la nascita

      Venice G. Zerletti 1769. - Rare, second edition and a mint copy of this popular illustrated obstetrics guide; the first edition was published the year before in Florence. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le breviaire des politiques.

      Printed by G. Scott for J. Robson and P. Elmsley 1769 - FIRST EDITION, each maxim separated by a fleuron, title-page a little browned and rubbed at fore-edge, a bit of damp-staining and foxing, mainly towards the end, pp. [150], 8vo, recent calf-backed buckram, longitudinal red lettering piece on spine, bookplate of David Arthur Pailin, sound Rare: Biblioteka Narodowa and Library of Congress only in ESTC. ‘Politiques’ does not sufficiently indicate the scope of this collection of maxims and anecdotes, some selected from the best authorities, others culled from the author’s own experiences. In the latter category, for instance, ‘Des medecins’ he reports his astonishment at the medical men in London wearing swords - as if they did not already have sufficient means of killing people. Otherwise the gamut of court intrigue and imbroglio is amply covered, but including such items as ‘De la tolerance - Rois! permettez la Tolèrance’, quoting Voltaire, ‘les disputes Théologiques ont plus fait du mal, que le vin, l’epée, le jeu, les procureurs, les médecins & les femmes.’Gallien de Salmorenc was a natural son of the duc de Richelieu. In 1766 he entered the employ of Voltaire, but infuriated that luminary by his inattention to his duties. Later on he was more than once rescued from debt by Richelieu. He made many moves around France and Switzerland, before embarking on a journalistic career in Moscow in 1781. We have not come across a record of a sojourn in London, c. 1769. This book has a 3-page dedicatory epistle to Voltaire, in verse, in which he curries favour with his erstwhile employer:‘Car Londre a, pour le moins, cinq à six cent My Lords:Et l’univers n’a qu’un Voltaire.’ (ESTC T230877)

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      Madrid: En la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1769. - [16],176; [12],55pp. plus folding map colored in outline. Small quarto. Frontis. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, raised bands. Expertly repaired at upper hinge. Remarkably clean internally. A fine copy. The second Spanish edition, produced the same year as the first, and following the London edition of 1767. The Spanish editions were the first to contain the much sought after map of the Straits of Magellan, making it far more desirable than other editions. Also new to this second Spanish edition is the account of Magellan's circumnavigation of 1519-22, completed by Captain Juan Sebastian del Cano. Del Cano took command of the Vittoria after Magellan's death in the Philippines, thereby becoming the first sea captain to complete a circumnavigation. One of the most celebrated of all voyages, Byron's adventure in the Dolphin began as a voyage of discovery and ended as a record- setting twenty-two month circumnavigation. The entire crew was led to believe their destination was the East Indies, and it was not until the ship had left Rio (where it was refitted) that the true mission was revealed: a voyage of discovery to the South Seas. To avoid mutiny, he granted his men double pay, and with renewed enthusiasm they set course for the Pacific. During the voyage Byron claimed the Falkland Islands for Great Britain. His account of the Straits of Magellan is one of the best to that time, further illuminated by the map that accompanies this edition. "Byron passed through the Straits without incident. Having reached the Pacific he succeeded in discovering islands and coral reefs, and returned to England without losing one member of his crew, a rare event in those days. This account of the voyage became famous because of its description of Patagonian giants [pictured in the frontispiece]. These giants were first observed by the crew of Magellan's fleet, and other authors refer to them, but as the travellers of the nineteenth century were unable to encounter them, their existence came to be considered a fable or optical illusion. What impresses the reader of Byron's book [sic], however, is the tone of veracity in the description of these very tall men whom the crew observed at close range, and with whom they had some contact" - Borba de Moraes. Extremely rare. BORBA DE MORAES, p.138. SABIN 9733, 57672. HILL 232, 233 (ref). PALAU 38230. HOWGEGO B200.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Variétés Littéraires, ou Recueil de Pièces tant originales que traduites, concernant la Philosophie, la Littérature & les Arts. [4 tomes]

      Paris : Lacombe, 1768-1769 - ~ 4 vol. ~ Translator: Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, baron de l'Aulne; Claude de Thyard, comte de Bissi; et al. ~ Avertissement du libraire ~ Recueil de pièces originales ou traduites par Madame de Staël, Madame Necker, Turgot, Diderot, Morellet, et al., quelques-unes déjà publiées dans le Journal Étranger et la Gazette Littéraire d'Europe, rassemblées par Suard et l'abbé Arnaud, deux amis se côtoyant avec les encyclopédistes. La traduction des « Fragments of Ancient Poetry » (1760) (les premiers poèmes de l'Ossian de Macpherson) imprimée au Tome 1, pp. 209-304, T3, pp. 231-255 et T4, pp. 351-377, est de Turgot. La première traduction française des livres I et II des « Night-Thoughts » de Young, par le comte de Bissi, figure aux tomes 2 & 3. Autres références littéraires importants sur Shakespeare, Johnson, Gray, Richardson, & Hume sont également présentées ~ Plein veau d'époque, dos à nerfs, titres et tomes dorés sur pièces de tomaisons rouges et vertes, triple filet doré autour des plats ~ 4f+560p; 2f+536p; 2f+518p; 2f+590+[2]p ~ 17x11x15cm. ~ Coiffes supérieures absentes en T3 et 4, et fendues en T1 et 2, qq. coins frottés avec manque de cuir, perte a la p.d.t. du T3. Très Bon exemplaire a l'intérieur, malgré un petit travail de vers en marge de 5 ff. du T1 et 8 ff. du T3, sans gravité ~ Heavy item, circa 1.2 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Henriade.

      Veuve Duchesne, Saillant, Desaint, Panckoucke et Nyon [imprimerie de Barbou],, Paris 1769 - Nouvelle édition. 2 volumes in-8 : maroquin rouge, dos lisses ornés d?un jeu de filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, coupes filetées or, bordures intérieures décorées, tranches dorées (reliure de l?époque). Premier tirage de cette belle édition illustrée par Charles Eisen. L?illustration comprend 1 frontispice, 1 titre gravé orné du portrait de l?auteur, 10 planches hors texte et 10 en-têtes, le tout gravé sur cuivre par de Longueil d?après les compositions de Eisen. Seul le premier volume est illustré et il n?est pas daté. Voltaire appréciait particulièrement les gravures qu?Eisen avait composées pour cette édition. Les éditeurs ont placé en tête du premier volume la lettre que l?auteur a adressée à son illustrateur : « Je commence à croire, Monsieur, que la Henriade passera à la postérité en voyant les estampes dont vous l?embellissez. L?idée & l?exécution doivent vous faire également honneur. Je suis sûr que l?édition où elles se trouveront sera la plus recherchée. » Exemplaire de choix en maroquin décoré de l?époque. Ray, The Art of the French illustrated Book, nº 30.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Benoît Forgeot]
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        STOWE: A DESCRIPTION OF THE MAGNIFICENT HOUSE AND GARDENS Of The Right Honourable Richard Grenville Temple, Earl Temple. Embellished with a General Plan of the Gardens, and also a separate Plan of each Building, with Perspective Views of the same.

      Buckingham: B. Seeley 1769 - Stowe, in Buckinghamshire, was the most celebrated English landscape garden of the eighteenth century. "Much visited and publicized, it had enormous influence on garden design, especially after experiments there in 'natural' gardening in the 1730s. It is historically important because it remained at the growing point of taste throughout the 18th c., exhibiting every stage of the garden revolution. Its final phase of idealized landscape survives relatively intact." (OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS, page 537). Stowe's fame brought it many visitors, and Benton Seeley, a local bookseller and engraver, published its first guide book in 1744. Seeley's guides went through several editions, being continually revised and enlarged over the course of the century, and did much to spread the influence of Stowe as a model for the English landscape garden. Jefferson owned at least two of them. In 1797 Seeley's son completely revised the work, including a new and different series of plates. 8vo (21 x 13 cm); 44 pp. + 20 engraved plates (2 folding) including folding garden plan. Original full sheep, worn at spine ends; clean tear in folding plan, neatly repaired without loss; browning in margins of a few leaves at front and rear.

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        Lettere Del Conte Baldessar Castiglione ora per la prima volta date in luce e con annotazioni storiche illustrate dall abate Pierantonio Serassi

      Guiseppe Comino, Padua 1769 - 2vols. 4to. Vol 2 published 1771. Pp xiv (ii), 222, 1; xii (ii), 384. Half vellum over hand printed patterned paper boards. All edges marbled. An excellent copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Christophorus Jacobus Trew

      [Nuremberg] 1769 - 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. Mezzotint, on laid paper. Some light marginal spotting and surface soiling.

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        Juicio Imparcial sobre 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. SIGUE: Apéndice de documentos al Juicio Imparcial Sobre el Monitorio de Roma, publicado contra las Regalías de Parma, Madrid, MDCCLXIX [1769]

      - Madrid: En la Oficina de D. Joachin de Ibarra, MDCCLXIX [1769].- [4 h.], 337 p. + [4 h.], 48 p. del apéndice; in folio (31,5 x 23 cm.); excelente papel de hilo verjurado; Pergamino Flexible época.- Palau nº 125879 indica que algunos señalan que el autor podría ser Pedro Rodríguez Campomanes. Excelente impresión del Gran Ibarra, en magnífico estado, con el papel blanco, terso y con amplios márgenes. Este ejemplar corresponde a una 2ª tirada ampliada con más apéndices. Fueron recogidos los ejemplares de la primera edición de 1768 al poco tiempo de estar en circulación y fueron suplidos por esta 2ª tirada mejorada. MUY RARO. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Oxonian in Town. A Comedy, in two acts, as it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden.

      Dublin: Printed for G. Faulkner and several others 1769 - FIRST EDITION, a little browned, and some damp-staining in the upper half, blank lower outer corner torn away from A5, pp. [viii], 25, 2], 8vo, modern paper wrappers (a little too enthusiastically glued to the title-page), good A short farce, presented just after Colman took over the running of the Covent Garden Theatre. The Advertisement alludes to the ‘extremely singular’ reception of the play, whose first two performances were well received. At the third, a clamour got up, on account of certain Irish persons thinking they had been slighted, if not the whole of the Irish nation. This probably accounts for the play first being published in Dublin. A London edition appeared the next year. The Oxonian, a student, is more or less a country bumpkin, ready to be fleeced by sharpers in the metropolis: only one of these (out of three) is possibly Irish - M’Shuffle. (ESTC T43533)

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        Memorie risguardanti la superiorità imperiale sopra le città di Genova e di S. Remo come pure sopra tutta la Liguria. Tradotte dal francese.

      Si vende da Federico Agnelli in Milano,, a Ratisbona (ma Milano), 1769 - 3 voll. in-8° (202x125mm), pp. VIII, 296; XXXV, 240; VIII, 180, (2); legatura coeva in pieno vitello marmorizzato con dorsi a nervetti adorni di titolo e segnatura di volume in oro su doppio tassello, filetti e fregi floreali in oro entro scomparti. Tagli rossi. Vignette incise ai frontespizi con aquila coronata absburgica. Ottimo stato. Prima edizione in lingua italiana (la prima edizione era stata pubblicata nel 1768 in francese) di questa dotta opera corredata di documenti dal 1140 al 1768, anonima, ma dovuta alla penna dell'abate Montagnini. Annota Vittorio Tigrino nella voce da lui dedicata al Montagnini nel Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (LXXV, 2011): "Proprio per la sua vicinanza con un consigliere aulico, Heinrich Christian von Senckenberg, e in seguito al legame che strinse con il sanremasco Giovanni Battista Sardi, partecipò inoltre alla stesura di un’opera che intendeva sostenere i diritti imperiali su Sanremo e su tutta la Repubblica di Genova, pubblicata in occasione del conflitto tra quelle due città (Mémoires touchant la superiorité impériale sur les villes de Gênes et de San Rémo ainsi que sur toute la Ligurie, I-II, Ratisbonne 1768, in cui è contenuto anche l’Essai sur l’origine et les progrès de la prétendue indépendance génoise; tradotti in italiano ed editi a Firenze e a Milano l’anno seguente). L'opera è comunemente attribuita all'agente F. B. von Münsterer (che ebbe a curare in quegli anni gli interessi sabaudi presso la Dieta imperiale di Ratisbona); il fatto che in essa si alluda alla possibilità di intervento da parte dei Savoia a dirimere le controversie relative ai diritti dell’Impero in Italia in qualità di vicari, attesta tuttavia (insieme con alcuni passaggi particolari) un quasi certo intervento del Montagnini.". Il Montagnini (Trino Monferrato, 1730-Torino, 1790), abate, diplomatico, poligrafo, giurista, fu fra l'altro segratario della legazione sabauda a Vienna, fungendo da assistente a Luigi Malabaila, conte di Canale, ambasciatore dal 1737 al 1773, che sostituì ripetutamente durante i periodi di assenza. Manno, VI, 24001. Lozzi, 2145. Parenti, Falsi luoghi, p. 174. Coleti, p. 85.47. Melzi, II, pp. 185-186. Catalogue générale des livres imprimées de la Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, tomo 117, col. 869. Gamba, II, 185-186: "Fu autore di queste memorie l’Abate Montagnini; nè è vero che siano state originalmente scritte in Francese.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Engraving by Charles Louis Christineck after his own painting. Engraved & printed in St. Petersburg. 390 x 250 mm. Very good condition.

      St. Petersburg, Russia 1769 -

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        Recueil d'éloges, Éloge de Jean-Baptiste Colbert et once autres éloges

      Paris, 1769-75 - Twelve individually numbered pieces bound in 2 volumes in 8vo; contemporary marbled calf, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with two gilt lettering-pieces, red edges, marbled endpapers, extremities a bit rubbed, first and last leaves of vol. I with light traces of humidity, minor browning in places, else clean and crisp, a good set. Necker's Éloge de Jean-Baptiste Colbert in first edition, most of the other pieces also in first editions. Detailed description on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres. Nouvelle édition revue, corrigée, et considérablement augmentée par l'auteur

      Chez Nourse, Londres 1769 - 8º, 8 vols. (vol. 1: XLIV, 430 p., 1 mapa plegado; vol. 2: XVI, 362 p., 1 mapa pleg.; vol. 3: XVI, 439 p.; vol. 4: VIII, 615 p.; vol. 5: 557 p; vol. 6: 361 p.; vol. 7: 291 p.; vol. 8: 415 p., impreso en Paris, Plasan, 1798) Pasta española de época, nervios, doble tejuelo, lomo cuajado en oro. Cortes pintados. Ex-libris. Notable edición de las obras completas del célebre escritor, compuesta por: volúmenes 1-4, "De l'esperit des loix"; vol. quinto, "Lettres Persanes"; vol. sexto, "Considérations sur les causes de la grandeur des romains, et de leur décadence"; séptimo, "Le temple de Gnide" y "Lettres familières", precedidos de un elogio al autor, publicado en el vol. 5 de l'Encyclopédie; y el 8ª y último, publicado en Paris, en 1798, y citado por Brunet y Graesse como la 1ª edición en Francia, contiene las obras póstumas, y se anuncia como un suplemento a las diferentes ediciones aparecidas hasta el momento en 12º. Ni Brunet ni Graesse citan está edición, y sí, en cambio, la de Londres, 1767 en 3 vols. Pensamiento político. Legislación. Filosofía. Historia natural. Imperio Romano. Political thought. Legislation. Philosophy. Natural history. Roman Empire.

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        England's bloody tribunal, or, Popish cruelty displayed : containing a compleat account of the lives, religious principles, cruel persecutions, sufferings, tortures, and triumphant deaths of the most pious English Protestant martyrs . to which is added.: A Faithful Narrative of the Many Horrid-Cruelties Practiced by the Inquisition, in Different Parts of the World, Also the Lives of the Primitive Reformers . Together with a Full and Plain Refutation of the Errors of the Romish Church .

      London : Printed For J. Cooke . 1769 - Description: [4], 491, [1] p. , [25] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. , ports. (engravings) ; 26 cm. (4to) . Subjects: Catholic Church--Controversial literature--Inquisition--Early works to 1800. Notes: Signatures: [A] B-6I . Errata: p. 491. [23] steel-engraved plates crudely illus. The torturous fate of the Protestant martyrs. Title page damaged, not affecting the text. Finely and sympathetically bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 491 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ANTIQUITIES HISTORICAL AND MONUMENTAL OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL Consisting of Essays on the First Inhabitants Druid-Superstition Customs and Monuments now Extant in Cornwall and the Scilly Islands With a Vocabulary of Cornu-British Language

      W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for S. Baker and G. Leigh [&] T. Payne, 1769.. 2nd edn revised with additions. Folio (13.5 x 8.5 inches). Contemporary half calf on marbled paper-laid boards (poor - lower board detached and joint upper board very loose; boards rather scuffed and rubbed). Pp. xvi + 464, illus with 37 engraved plates including maps (folding frontispiece map), full page plates (1 folding) and engravings in text (bottom edges of pages rather tanned throughout with some small nicks to edges; small cuttings from Victorian catalogues showing copies of the book pasted onto front paste-down; no inscriptions). .

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        Uiber die Tiroler. Ein Beitrag zur oesterreichischen Völkerkunde. Wien, Doll 1796. Kl.8°. 2Bll. 139 S. mit gest. Titelvign. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. Rvg.

      - Erste Ausgabe.- Lentner 11770: "Hochinteressante und sehr seltene Schrift über die Tiroler?.- Seltenes Erstlingswerk des Innsbrucker (später Lemberger) Prof. d. politischen Wissenschaften, Joseph Rohrer (1769-1828). Enth. Kapitel zu ?Körperliche Beschaffenheit der Tiroler; Betriebsamkeit der Tiroler; Kunstsinn der Tiroler; Charakter der Tiroler;? u.a. Die Vignette mit einer Darstellung eines Tiroler Paares.- Titel gestempelt, sonst schönes Ex. aus der Bibliothek von Erzherzog Anton Victor, mit dessen Monogramm am Rücken ! [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Opinion des Anciens sur les Juifs.

      Londres, 1769. - in-12. 1f. 238pp. Plein veau, dos lisse orné, grande pièce de titre en maroquin rouge au dos (reliure de l'époque restaurée). Première Edition séparée, en partie originale, publiée avec des additions par Naigeon qui la révisa personnellement. Le texte sur les Juifs était initialement paru sous un autre titre dans les "Dissertations mêlées sur divers sujets importants et curieux" recueillies et publiées en 1740 par le libraire hollandais Jean-Frédéric Bernard (Barbier, I, 1090). Il est suivi par les "Réflexions impartiales sur l'Evangile", parfois attribuées à d'Holbach et qui paraissaient ici pour la première fois. Quelques rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History and Present State of Electricity, with Original Experiments

      London : J Dodsley, J Johnson, J Payne and T Cadell, 1769 A good copy of the second enlarged and corrected edition of this important work, with coloured frontispiece chart and 8 folding plates. J B Priestly, FRS and theologian, is better known for his work of chemistry, but like many natural philosophers of his era he was willing to expand his interest into emerging fields of science. “The History and Present State of Electricity” first published in 1767, represented a comprehensive study of this new phenomenon. The work covers not only his own work, but that of his contemporaries, thus representing an important collection of research output. Priestley became acquainted with John Canton, William Watson, and Benjamin Franklin; thus much of the first half of the book covers the history of electricity. In his description of Franklin's kite experiment he includes new detail not available from other sources. The second part covers many of his own experiments, including the important discovery that graphite could conduct electricity. He proved experimentally that electrical force obeys an inverse square law, which laid the ground for later work on electro-magnetic theory.This copy belonged to the Siemens Engineering Society (The Obach Library), who probably rebound it in a good quality half leather with marbled boards. Their bookplate is on the front pastedown and there are around 5 oval stamps, generally to the top corners of pages, as evidence of their ownership. They retained a loose blank leaf which is stamped, browned and damaged. The frontispiece folding table is a chart of history included as a specimen which could be bought separately. The title page has a small ink signature to the top right and a faint library stamp to the top. With dedication to James, Earl of Morton, errata slip, Preface i-xxi; advert xxii-xxiv; contents xv-xxxii; specimen of a chart of biography; text in 8 parts 712pp; catalogue of books on electricity; Index of Things; Index of Names and 2 further pages of catalogue. With 8 folding plates as called for. The binding is in very good condition - with blind stamping and gilt lining over raised bands to the spine. The board edges are bevelled. The contents are in good to very good condition, bar the few stamps and light brown toning at page edges. The initial blank leaf has wear to edges and the title page has a brown section at the base below the level of the folding chart. The frontispiece has some wear and browning to the outer edge. The folding plates are in good to very good condition - there is some browning and offsetting of the plate to the pages.

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        Neuer Tractat von Firniß-Laquir- und Mahler-Künsten ... Mit vielen neuen Arcanis, unterschiedlichen Beschreibungen des Gummi Copal u. Bernsteins, deren Eigenschaften, Praeparation und Auflösung zu Firnissen ...

      Breslau, ohne Verlag. 1769. "bey dieser sechsten Auflage mit einem Anhange eines wohl-approbirten Processes zum Laquiren vermehret, nebst Kupfer-Stichen ans Licht gestellet von J.J.R." (Johann J. Rembold). Mit 4 Kupfertafeln. 8vo. (ca. 17 x 10,5 cm). Halbpergament der Zeit mit Buntpapierbezug, 160, 38 S.. Vorgebunden: [Bonanni, F.] Künste großer Künstler für Mahler, Bildhauer, Schwerdtfeger, Uhrmacher, Buchbinder, Schreibemeister u. dergl. wie man auf Marmelstein, Kupfer, Meßing, Zinn, Stahl, Eisen, Harnisch und Waffen, u.s.w. etzen und künstlich vergülden soll; wie auch alle Metalle, Gold, Silber, etc. aus der Feder zu schreiben; nebst raren Geheimnissen von Farben, Migniaturmahlen, ingl. Planier- und Muschelgold und Silber, wie auch von dem rechten Chinesischen Firniß. Zum Nutzen der Liebhaber der Künste. Erster Theil. Frankfurt und Leipzig, ohne Verlag, 1769 (einer von insgesamt 3 Teilen, der zweite erschien 1771). Mit Frontispiz und einem kleinen Kupfer im Text. 1 Bl., 156 S., 2 Bll. (leer). - Zwei seltene deutsche Übersetzungen von Abhandlungen des Jesuitenpaters und Mathematiklehrers Bonanni (auch Buonanni, 1638-1725), der zunächst als Naturforscher und Erbauer von Mikroskopen bekannt wurde. In seinen späten Werken beschäftigt er sich intensiv mit Lack- und Firnis-Rezepturen, besonders auch mit der Nachstellung der damals führenden chinesischen Produkte. Diese Arbeiten wurden mehrfach nachgedruckt bzw. übersetzt und blieben auch nach seinem Tod lange Zeit gefragt. - Vgl. De Backer/Sommervogel II, 383 (italienische Orig.-Ausgabe 1720). Schießl 913 (deutsche Erstausgabe 1727) und 54. - Einband etwas abgegriffen und fleckig, die Deckel mit Knickspuren. Zwei alte Etiketten mit Bibl.-Nummern auf dem Rücken. Alter handschriftlicher Rückentitel. Zwei kleine Wurmspuren am vorderen Gelenk. Innen stellenweise leicht braunfleckig, oben teils mit blassem Wasserrand (auf dem Titel von "Künste..." deutlicher). Vorbesitzer-Stempel auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Toulouso. 1769. Pasta. XXXVI+417Pag+3h. 15X9. Pierre Goulin, Abogado, Concejal y Profesor de la Universidad de Lovaina y finalmente Rector. Contiene el diccionario de Tolousse. Raro ejemplar. Ref 8.8 Biblioteca A.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1765-1766-1768-1769 - Attractive set of this classic, one of the cornerstones of the Anglo- American legal system, and still regarded as the best general history of English law. In these lectures which he gave as the first Vinerian Professor of Law at Oxford, Blackstone taught (as even his critic Bentham noted) "jurisprudence to speak the language of the scholar and gentleman." First Edition. Without the 8-page supplement of addenda and corrigenda, often lacking. 4 vols., 4to. With the Table of Consanguinity and the Table of Descents in volume 2, without the 'Supplement to the First Edition,' which is sometimes bound in. Bound in contemporary calf, all volumes rebacked retaining original morocco lettering pieces, varying foxing, most noticeably at beginning and end of each volume. Early 19th-century armorial bookplates of John Rogers. Rothschild 407; Printing and the Mind of Man 212; Grolier English 52; Eller 1 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Topographie von Niederösterreich in welcher alle Städte, Märkte, Dörfer, Klöster, Schlößer, Herrschaften, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Freyhöfe, namhafte Örter u.d.g. angezeiget werden, welche in diesem Erzherzogthume wirklich angetroffen werden, oder sich ehemals darinnen befunden haben. 3 Bände.,

      Wien, Joseph Kurzböck, 1769-70. - Exemplar mit dem häufig fehlenden dritten Teil, der ausschließlich Wien gewidmet ist („Beschreibung der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien" (und dem Anhang: „Beschreibung der Häuser in der Stadt"). Die beiden ersten Teile bringen ein alphabetisches Ortsverzeichnis von Niederösterreich. - Einbände berieben, bestoßen u. tlw. mit Wurmspuren (dadurch kl. Fehlstellen). Exlibris a. den Vorsatzblättern. Tlw. Wurmspuren bzw. einige kleine Bleistiftanstreichungen. Tlw. etw. gebräunt, (stock-) fleckig bzw. min. wasserrandig. Im letzten Teil fehlt der Plan von Wien. - Gugitz 12024; Slg. Mayer 462; Wurzbach LIV, 80; Engelmann 744. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. Mit gest. Titelportrait (v. Mansfeld) u. einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 6 Bll., 428 S.; 1 Bl., 327 (1) S., 1 weißes Bl.; 2 Bll., 222 (recte 236) S., 2 Bll., 177 (1) S., 11 Bll., OHPgmt.-Bde. m. handschriftl. Rückentiteln. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Allgemeines Gärtner-Lexicon

      das ist ausführliche Beschreibung der Geschlechter und Gattungen aller und ieder Pflanzen nach dem neuesten Lehrgebäude des Ritter Linne eingerichtet worinnen zugleich eine Erklärung aller Botanischen Kunstwörter und eine auf vieliährige Erfahrung gegründete practische Anweisung zum Garten Acker Wein und Holzbau enthalten ist. Nach der allerneuesten, sehr vermehrten und veränderten achten Ausgabe aus dem englischen übersetzt. 4 vols. Nürnberg: Lochner 1769-76. With copperengraved frontispiece, 18 folded plates and textual woodcut. Nice contp. full leather richly dec. with gold on spines and with coloured labels. Bindings slightly marked of use. Small stamp on titlep

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        Les quatre parties du jour

      Paris, 1769 Les quatre parties du jour, poeme, traduit de l`Allemand. Roy. 4To. Orig full mottled calf.Triple gilt filet lines at covers, spine with contr. tiltle piece, richly gilt.Large paper copy. Illustrated with 4 elaborate engravings and 4 head pieces after Eisen, engraved by Baquoy. A superb copy, from the celebrated library of the renowned Dutch bibliophile Pauli Menso, with his ticket.A "tall" copy, printed on strong paper. See: Cohen Ricci;1074 and Sander:20627. Aution:May 1958, lot 346 At v.Huffel`s, Utrecht.

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        Geographisk charta öfwer Medelpad 1769

      ... med Kongl Majts AllernÃ¥digste TillstÃ¥nd utgifwen af P. A. Örnsköld... Författad af Eric Calwagen Ordinarie Landtm. i Wäster Norrland Ã…r 1769. Upsala, i Koppar Stucken hos Anders Ã…kerman. Handkolorerad kopparstucken karta med kartusch och vapenavbildning. Storlek 47x59,5 cm + marginal. Ramad i en vacker mörkbrun ram med intarsia och passepartout med kolorerat snitt. Ett utomordentligt dekorativ karta i en härlig kondition.

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        Allgemeines Gärtner-Lexicon

      . das ist ausführliche Beschreibung der Geschlechter und Gattungen aller und ieder Pflanzen nach dem neuesten Lehrgebäude des Ritter Linne eingerichtet worinnen zugleich eine Erklärung aller Botanischen Kunstwörter und eine auf vieliährige Erfahrung gegründete practische Anweisung zum Garten Acker Wein und Holzbau enthalten ist. Nach der allerneuesten, sehr vermehrten und veränderten achten Ausgabe aus dem englischen übersetzt. 4 vols. Nürnberg: Lochner 1769-76. With copperengraved frontispiece, 18 folded plates and textual woodcut. Nice contp. full leather richly dec. with gold on spines and with coloured labels. Bindings slightly marked of use. Small stamp on titlep..

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        Mezzotint portrait by Johann Jacob Haid

      1769. <p>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.</p><p>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&#39;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).</p>

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      Ches la Beouzo de Me. Bernard Pijon. - Toulouso. 1769. Pasta. XXXVI+417Pág+3h. 15X9. Pierre Goulin, Abogado, Concejal y Profesor de la Universidad de Lovaina y finalmente Rector. Contiene el diccionario de Tolousse. Raro ejemplar. Ref 8.8 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Magnificent George Washington display: a signature, a piece of his coat, and a lock of his hair!

      Museum quality display, 14.75? x 15.25?, of a signature of Washington signed ?George Washington? in full, a square piece of Washington?s coat about the size of a penny, and a lock of approximately six strands of Washington?s hair. Attractively matted together with an engraved metal identification plaque and a 4.5? x 6.5? color reproduction of a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington painted from life.The partial document bearing Washington?s full signature was originally part of a large March 17, 1769 indenture, literally falling apart, between George Washington and Robert Thompson, and bears the genuine signature ?George Washington.? If there are additional handwritten words on the fragment, they were penned by George Washington. The location of this signature has been identified on a lifesize color reproduction of the 21? x 17? document from which the fragment was excised, which is included.In the indenture, George Washington leases 150 acres of land ?partly in Fauquier

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        Notizie, ed aventure veridiche di un viaggio da una persona di condizione private [...] di Urbino, sino a Costantinopoli; e del ritorno suo [...].

      Middle East, 1769-1770.. Folio (235 x 170 mm). Italian manuscript in two parts with 29 original pen and ink drawings (15 and 14), written in black ink in a neat, legible hand, 28 lines to a page. (1), 95, (1) pp. (including illustrations numbered in pencil, upper right, but recto only). Collation, including illustrations: [1 f., 1 p.], [21 ff., 35 pp.], [6 pp.], [17 ff., 26 pp.], [5 pp.] (several sheets cut so that a tab only remains of the second page, and all illustrations tipped in). Contemp. half vellum over marbled paper boards. Generally written on both recto and verso, except for the two title-pages and the illustrations (recto only); all but first and last page enclosed with a single line border, in pencil for text pages and in ink for illustrations.. Unpublished manuscript giving a vivid and eventful first-person account of a journey from Urbino to Constantinople, legible and beautifully presented with 29 equally unique pen-and-ink illustrations. - A unique account of a journey from Urbino to Constantinople and back, in 1769-70, hand-written and accompanied by 29 original drawings, which offer views of islands rarely if ever depicted in contemporary travel accounts or series. No counterpart has been found for the illustrations, which appear therefore to have been made from eye-witness records. That the artist may have been the author himself is suggested by the fact that he makes no mention of a separate artist, and by the manner in which he introduces the first illustration: 'Il Paise e piccolo come vedrassi della figura, che di curiosita, ed intelligenza di lettori porro a piedi di questo capitolo' (p. 5v). The story of his adventure is equally idiosyncratic, incorporating both a record of foreign places, people and customs common to other such literature, and also an account of a personal tragedy and a dangerous sea-voyage.The manuscript falls within a tradition of cultural exchange and travel writing between Europeans and the Orient; but unlike Luigi Mayer, for example, employed to make drawings of the historical buildings of Constantinople by the English ambassador Sir Robert Ainslie shortly afterwards, or J. B. Hilair, whose paintings made on a trip throughout the Empire with the French ambassador Count Choiseul-Gouffier in 1776, and engraved and published in Gouffier's "Voyage pittoresque de la Grece" (1778-82), Gianni appears to be an entirely independent figure. Though the manuscript is set out like a printed book and was presumably destined for wider distribution in that form as a money-making enterprise, Gianni does not seem to have been commissioned, nor to have hoped for patronage. His stated aim is simply to give a true account to his readers, in case they might wish to undertake a similar journey. His route takes him through great cities such as Venice, Athens, Smyrna and Gallipoli, ancient sites such as Troy and Heraklia, through the Peloponnesus and islands such as Mykonos, Corfu, Maitos and Skios, all of which he describes and depicts in detail. Meanwhile, although he says that he is not writing in order to leave "una viva ricordanza di me, come di soggetto qualificato", that is precisely what he does: the second part of the book recounts his search for his son from whom he had heard nothing but that he had married a Greek girl. Reunited with him through a doctor who has been helping the boy through an illness, he tries to persuade the young couple to return with him to Urbino, but this plan is thwarted by the machinations of the doctor. His journey home, alone, is enlivened by an encounter with corsairs, a near shipwreck, a boy falling overboard and a violent storm. The value of this book lies not only in the unique, unpublished text and illustrations, and legible and attractive presentation, but also in the combination of commonly-found themes such as dress and customs, with an entirely personal and richly-told narrative of one man's search for his son. - One illustration (Smirne) has been trimmed along the right edge after having been bound in. Etched armorial bookplate of an unidentified noble bishop on front pastedown.

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      Boston: Edes and Gill, 1769.. 83pp. Folio. 20th-century half calf and cloth. Small ex-library ink stamp on front pastedown, blind stamp on titlepage. Lightly tanned, some scattered soiling. Last few leaves with lower margins lost, not affecting text. Very good. First edition of this key Revolutionary tract. Letters written by Massachusetts colonial governor Francis Bernard to Lord Hillsborough, the Secretary of State for the Colonies, complaining about the state of affairs in Massachusetts. Bernard, who was governor in the 1760s, writes primarily about the quartering of troops in Boston, which was much opposed by the citizens and the Council. Bernard was replaced as governor by Thomas Hutchinson in 1769, after being burned in effigy. "Having failed in 1765 to enforce the Stamp Act, Bernard hoped to be more successful when Parliament passed the Townshend Acts in 1767. However, he failed to perceive accurately the determination of many in Massachusetts not to succumb to what they believed were unlawful acts of the British Parliament. On 11 February 1768, following the passage of the new taxes, the Massachusetts General Court invited other colonial legislatures to join in protesting the new duties and in developing a method for circumventing them. This invitation, the Massachusetts Circular Letter, marked the beginning of the end of Bernard&#39;s career as governor of Massachusetts. Bernard perceived the letter as an unlawful challenge to the authority of the royal government and forwarded it to Lord Hillsborough, the secretary of state for the colonies. Hillsborough told Bernard to order the general assembly to revoke the letter. The legislature refused, and Bernard was forced to dissolve the assembly in July 1768. Believing that further trouble was coming, Bernard hinted in correspondence to his superiors that British troops might be needed in Boston to aid in the enforcement of imperial legislation. Several public intimidations of the customs commissioners by mobs produced the order for troops to be sent to Boston. Their arrival on 1 October 1768 led to a rise in the intensity of the arguments between the colonials and government authorities, an intensity that would eventually result in the Boston Massacre of March 1770. Luckily for Bernard, he was no longer in Massachusetts by 1770. "In April 1769 the editors of the BOSTON GAZETTE, Benjamin Edes and John Gill, acquired six of Bernard&#39;s letters to Lord Hillsborough and published them in a pamphlet. In the letters, dated from 1 November to 5 December 1768, Bernard castigated the town of Boston and the General Court for refusing to obey a British law (the Quartering Act, 1766) to provide quarters for the troops that had recently arrived in Boston. Bernard wrote that the elected council, the upper house of the General Court, could no longer be depended on to support the Crown, and he urged the government to change the Massachusetts charter so that the council could be appointed directly by the king. Publication of these letters completely destroyed what remaining confidence the people had in Bernard. In their response, which also appeared in the pamphlet, the council stated that Governor Bernard had overstepped the powers of his office and officially requested that he be removed. The royal government apparently believed that Bernard&#39;s usefulness in Massachusetts was at an end, for they recalled him to London. Bernard left Boston on 1 August 1769, amid much rejoicing by the citizens of Boston" - ANB. In addition to this separate printing, this work was also published as part of the Massachusetts General Legislature&#39;s journal of proceedings (see Evans). Only a handful of copies are recorded in ESTC. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 68d. EVANS 11332. HOWES B382, "aa." SABIN 4924.

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        Reizen rondom de weereld, ondernomen . . . tot het doen van ontdekkingen in het zuider halfrond . . . Including : BYRON, John . [Drop title:] Verkort verhaal der reizen . . . Tocht van den Kommandeur Byron. WALLIS, Samuel . Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1766, 1767 en 1768. . . . voerende des Konings schip Den Dolphyn. CARTERET, Philip . Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1766, 1767, 1768 en 1769. . . . voerende des Konings sloep De Swaluw. COOK, James . Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1769, 1770 en 1771. . . ., voerende 's Konings schip, Den Onderneemer.Rotterdam, Reinier Arrenberg, 1774. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece. With an extra folding engraved world map in 2 hemispheres incorporating Cook's recent discoveries: Rigobert Bonne, De oude en nieuwe waereld . . . verrykt met de ondekkingen der laatste reizigers , Amsterdam, 1792 (23×41.5 cm). Modern cloth. Untrimmed.

      Beddie 658; cf. Hill 783; Holmes 5; Sabin 30945; O' Reilly & Reitman 367-370. First Dutch edition of an important collection of accounts of recent English maritime expeditions, including Cook's first expedition, edited by John Hawkesworth. "John Byron, in the Dolphin, visited the Tuamoto Islands and Nikunau in what would later be called the Gilbert Islands . . . Captain Wallis, also in the Dolphin, discovered the volcanic island of Tahiti, which he named King George III Island, and Moorea . . . Captain Carteret, in command of the Swallow, became separated from Captain Wallis and was feared lost. He discovered Pitcairn Island and some remote atolls in the South Seas. The first voyage under the not-yet-famous Captain Cook's command, on the Endeavour, was primarily of scientific nature . . . Entering the Pacific around Cape Horn, Cook reached Tahiti in 1769 and carried out the necessary astronomical observations. Excellent relations with the Tahitians were maintained, and Sir Joseph Banks . . . and Daniel C. Solander carried out extensive ethnological and botanical research. Leaving Tahiti in July, Cook discovered, named, and charted the Society Islands, and . . . explored New Zealand . . . Cook then headed towards Australia and discovered and charted the eastern coast . . ., naming the area New South Wales. Cook's discoveries won him prominence, promotion, and the opportunity to sail again. They also ensured John Hawkesworth's position in maritime literary history, as the official chronicler of Cook's first voyage'' (Hill).With some water stains at the head of 1 quire (O) and the top edge of the map dirty, but otherwise in fine condition and wholly untrimmed. First Dutch edition of 4 English maritime expeditions, including Cook's first expedition.

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        Lettres Chérakéesiennes mises en François de la traduction Italienne . Par J.J. Rufus, Sauvage Européen

      Rome: de l&#39;Imprimerie du Sacré Collége de la Propagande.., 1769. Octavo, bookplate with coat-of-arms; an appealing copy in original quarter sheep and plain grey boards, some wear at spine. An Iroquois warrior in Paris. First edition, based on the Lettres Iroquoises of 1752: a wonderful imaginary voyage, and a rare example of such a tale told from the perspective of a visitor to Europe, in this case a Native American Iroquois. Maubert de Gouvest (1721-1767) was a diverse and prolific French writer, known for his irreverent style, and for a vast oeuvre which often appears both anonymously and under fictitious imprints. This text is a wonderful example. Originally published as Lettres Iroquoises in 1752, the Lettres Chérakéesiennes reprints and revises thirty-six of the original text&#39;s forty-three letters with a new title and the marvellous fake Roman imprint and papal imprimatur "par Ordre en forme de Brevêt de sa Sainteté Clement XIII" - a particularly good joke as Pope Clement had only recently put D&#39;Alembert and Diderot on the Index for their contributions to the Encyclopédie. Throughout, the text is a thinly veiled attack on French society, as the Iroquois "Igli" dissects French religion and society. While Igli&#39;s letters to his chief express wonder and pleasure at his visit to Europe, they also highlight the oddity of many French customs, particularly regarding religion and law. Confronted with this, Igli often appeals to the &#39;Great Spirit&#39; as an infallible guide - something which he sees as sadly lacking amongst the Europeans. With the bookplate of the Duc de Richelieu.

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      Naples 1769 - Oblong folio 16x22 inches, contemporary paper covered boards rather worn. Title page, dedication, portrait of Ferdinand IV, map, 40 numbered engraved plates (one being a plan and the others are views). Decorative copper engravings with figures and scenery. ANTICHITA DI PESTO- simply 6 numbered plates the first containing an explanatory paragraph dated 1765. Title of the first work creased, minor spotting to the Pesto section and some plates coming loose- otherwise good, strong, clean impressions on laid paper. Reference Cicognara, 2685. Filippo Morghen (ca. 1730-1808), a Florentine print maker and engraver based in Naples. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        O Uraguay, poema ?.

      Lisbon, Regia Officina Typografica, 1769. - Woodcut arms of the Conde de Oeiras (later Marquês de Pombal) in title page. Woodcut headpieces on pp. [1], [21], [47], [69] and [89]. Small woodcut tailpieces on pp. 19, 68, 87 and 102. (3 ll.), 102 pp., (1 l.), 1 integral blank l. 8°, contemporary crimson morocco (spine somewhat darkened, otherwise only very minor wear), almost smooth spine with slightly raised bands caused by recessed cords, in three compartments, gilt fillets, covers richly gilt, all text block edges gilt, faintly gauffered. Light dampstaining in the lower blank margins of the final 8 leaves. Overall in fine condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of a landmark of Brazilian literature. After the fall of the Marquês de Pombal, all available copies were suppressed, and Borba de Moraes describes this edition as "rare and sought after." We have never seen a copy of this book in a contemporary goatskin binding. Moreover, the tooling is very different from any Portuguese binding ot this period we have ever seen. Nor have we ever seen it in a contemporary binding of any color other than brown. Might the binding be Brazilian? A study of Brazilian colonial bindings is sorely needed; none of the experts consulted could shed any light on this question.The theme of this great epic is the Spanish and Portuguese campaign against the seven missionary villages in the region southeast of present-day Paraguay, whose Indian inhabitants had allegedly been incited by the Jesuits to revolt against the provisions of the Treaty of 1750. With its grandeur, pomp, and severe beauty, Basilio da Gama's poetry establishes him as the pioneer of Brazilian Indianism, which was later to become a chief theme of Brazilian letters. Written in run-on blank verse, the poem breaks sharply from the classical manner and is sometimes cited as the first Romantic poem in Portuguese. Garrett, whose own Romanticism was considerably influenced by Gama, judged the @Uraguay "the modern poem that is possessed of the most merit." It is "the best, the most nearly perfect poem to be produced in the entire colonial period," declared Ronald de Carvalho, and "will remain a point of reference in our literature, where we may encounter the hidden roots of that Romanticism that was to mark the dawn of our intellectual independence" (@Pequena história da literatura brasileira pp. 153, 159). According to Bandeira, the @Uraguay is "well, even brilliantly written; it contains beautiful descriptions of nature; and deep and sincere feeling is shown in the moving episode of the death of the heroine, Lindoia" (@Brief History of Brazilian Literature p. 55).The book includes on the final leaf sonnets in praise of the author by two important Brazilian authors, Joaquim Ignacio de Seixas Brandão and Ignacio José de Alvarenga Peixoto.This was one of the earliest books printed at the Impressão Regia, which Pombal had established only a year earlier. It is dedicated to Pombal's brother, Francisco Xavier de Mendonça Furtado (Lisboa, 1700-1769), governor general of Grão-Pará and Maranhão (1751-1759), and Secretário de Estado da Marinha e do Ultramar (1760-1769), who barely outlived the book's publication.José Basilio da Gama (1740-1795), born in Minas Geraes, came to Rio de Janeiro at the age of fifteen to study with the Jesuits. He fled to Portugal upon the Order's expulsion. Then, casting aside his novice's robe, he traveled to Rome, where he was admitted to the Roman Arcadia under the name Termindo Sipilio. Several years later he returned to Lisbon via Brazil, but was imprisoned as a former Jesuit and sentenced to exile in Angola. A poem in honor of the Marquês de Pombal's daughter led to forgiveness, while Gama's increasingly anti-Jesuit attitude earned official favor. This was surely a factor in guiding his choice of subject for his epic, as well as his decision to dedicate the work to Pombal's brother, with a laudatory sonnet to Pombal at the beginning. After the fall of Pombal, however, @O Uraguay became a distinct liability. Gama was l [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Nuits parisiennes à l'imitation des Nuits attiques d'Aulu-Gelle. 2 volumes.

      A Londres, chez Lacombe 1769 - Ou Recueil de Traits singuliers, Anecdotes, Usages remarquables, Faits extraordinaires, Observations Critiques, Pensées Philosophiques, &c, &c. Ces "Mélanges curieux et amusans" furent attribués au Marquis de Pezay, l'auteur était le fils du médecin et botaniste Pierre Jean-Baptiste Chomel, l'un des médecins de Louis XIV. ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE. A Londres, chez Lacombe 1769. 368 et 344 pages. (Contrôlé) Reliure plein veau marbrée de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré avec pièce de titre rouge. Tranches rouges. Pas de rousseur. Coiffes supérieures frottées avec petits manques. Bon état. Format in-12°(17x11). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      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". Disbound, laid into modern marbled wraps, some foxing and the margins cut somewhat close, a sound copy; 38 pages, without the half title. Printed for James Fletcher [and two others] [etc.], London, 1769.

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        Opposition to and Support of the Townshend Acts, and an Ad for a Tooth-Ache Cure

      Philadelphia, PA 1769 - Newspaper. Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser, May, 29 1769, Philadelphia, Pa., 8 pp., 9 3/8 x 11 3/4 in. Prints the final part a speech of Thomas Pownall in the British House of Common's "in favour of America," which tries to legitimize the Townsend Duties. "Where the whole spirit and bent of a people, who have the powers of government within themselves, is fixed and determined against a tax-experience and common sense will convince you, that no civil power, no civil coercion, will ever assess or collect it. It will be found also in the trial, fact, that no military force can do this---it never did so long as the terms only of government remained ; it cannot assess or collect ; it may raise a contribution by military execution-but that, is not government, it is war.If the people are indeed in rebellion--it is a necessary war; but if they neither make nor intend any opposition by force or arms--if they have continued, & do continue, to pay the duties--what is there for the troops to do?." (p. 149, col. 1).Letter from Sir Robert Walpole: "Popularity, my dear friend, is nothing more than a step-ladder for ambition to reach the summit of place and preferment. We all have our prices, and if it is asked why I continue so long in the opposition to the court, my answer is this, they did not come up to mine. The people in England are, in general, a set of hot-headed fools; - They know their rights and privileges are inviolably safe, and yet they are never easy unless they think them in danger. (p. 150, col. 2-3)Letter of "Betty Truth Tell" to ATTICUS, letter to Goddard by "Philalathes."Includes a section on non-importation signed "From a Son of Liberty": "As the welfare, happiness & freedom of America entirely depends on the virtue & prudence of its inhabitants.not to buy themselves.that has imported goods from England contrary to the agreement." (p. 154, col. 1).Further sections report on non-importation. "In Boston there is handed about a printed paper with the names of eleven merchants who have imported goods into that port from Great Britain, contrary to the general agreement, with the design of casting the public odium on them & strongly recommending it to every one not to purchase any goods from them." (p. 154, col. 2).The handsome masthead features an engraving of the Pennsylvania coat-of-arms.One of the ads is for a cure for "The Most Violent Tooth-Ache (No CURE No PAY)" (p. 156, col. 1) .

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