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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.

      [Bookseller: Hinck & Wall, ABA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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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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        LAS OBROS DE PIERRE GOUDELIN AUGMENTADOS NOUBELOMEN DE FORCO PESSOS AMBE LE DICTIOUNARI SUR LA LENGO MUNDINO

      . 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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        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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        LETTERS TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE THE EARL OF HILLSBOROUGH, FROM GOVERNOR BERNARD, GENERAL GAGE, AND THE HONORABLE HIS MAJESTY&#39;S COUNCIL FOR THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSETTS- BAY. WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING DIVERS PROCEEDINGS REFERRED TO IN THE SAID LETTERS

      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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        LE ANTICHITA DI POZZUOLI, BAJA, E CUMA. . bound with MORGHEN, FILIPPO. ( SPIEGAZIONE DELLE VI. TAVOLE DELLE ANTICHITA DI PESTO )

      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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        Alceste. Tragedia per musica. (Notenband).

      Ohne Titel, Druckervermerk und Jahr, (Wien, Trattner, nach 1769 ?; siehe Kommentar).. 39,5 x 28 cm. 4 (statt 5 oder 6 ?) ungezählte Blätter (siehe Kommentar), 233 Seiten ohne Plattennummer. Hinterdeckel und Rückenfragmente der Interimsbroschur noch vorhanden (schmutzfleckig, mit Quetschspuren und Einrissen).. Vgl. KVK (nennt ein 1769 bei J. T. Trattner in Wien erschienenes Werk mit derselben Paginierung wie im Notenteil des hier vorliegenden Exemplars unter dem Haupttitel "Alceste. Tragedia. Messa in musica dal Signore cavaliere Cristoforo Gluck"). - Leider fehlen der Titel und wahrscheinlich auch ein Vortitel. - Vorhanden sind der hier genannte Zwischentitel "ALCESTE. TRAGEDIA PER MUSICA" (1. Blatt), "MUTAZIONI DI SCENE" (2. Blatt), "ARGOMENTO" recto und "PERSONAGGI" verso (3. Blatt), "ALLA SACRA REAL MAESTA DI MARIA THERESA REGINA IMPERATRICE SEMPRE AUGUSTA" (4. Blatt); dann folgt der durchgehend paginierte Notenteil. - Die ersten 4 Blätter überwiegend aus der Bindung gelöst, die letzten beiden Blätter unten aus der Bindung gelöst und mit Faltspur am Falz entlang, nur wenige Blätter mit kleinem Eckverlust oben, die vordersten und letzen Blätter stärker fleckig und mit Wasserspuren; sonst innen nur leicht fleckig, mit Eck- und teils auch mit Randwölbungen sowie auch mit vielen Eckknickspuren, einige Lagen auch leicht gebräunt.

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        Spicilegium geographiae Hebraeorum exterae post Bochartum.

      (Wed. Vandenhoeck), Göttingen 1769 - 4to, 2 dln in één band lr Samuel Bochart (1599 - 1667) was a French Protestant biblical scholar, a student of Thomas Erpenius and the teacher of Pierre Daniel Huet. His two-volume Geographia Sacra seu Phaleg et Canaan (Caen 1646) exerted a profound influence on seventeenth-century Biblical exegesis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      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. Modern marbled wraps, very light browning, and the half-title somewhat dusty, else a very good copy; 60 pages. Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Maall, London, 1769.

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        COURS DE PHYSIQUE EXPERIMENTALE ET MATHEMATIQUE. Traduit par M. Sigaud de la Fond.

      Paris, chez Pissot, 1769.3 volumes, complete set, FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1769. 4to, approximately 260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, half - titles to Volumes I and II, folding engraved table to Volume II, 61 of 65 folding engraved plates, plate 64 is a map of the world, LACKING PLATES 1, 22, 23 and 25, pages: xlviii, (4) - Approbation et Privilege du Roi, 472; (4), 510; (2), 503, (1), including index and errata, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered morocco labels, edges red, marbled endpapers. Bindings worn, chipped at head and tail of spines, upper hinge on Volume I cracked, cover still holding, hinges starting to crack on Volumes II and III, upper hinge on Volume III cracked along half its length, corners worn particularly on Volume I, labels missing from spine on Volume I, Royal Meteorological Society bookplate on front pastedowns together with label stating "Sold by order of the R. M. S.", endpapers browned along the edges, rear endpaper lacking in Volume I, front endpaper lacking in Volume III, a few pages lightly age - browned, occasional dark spot, a few brown spots to a couple of pages in Volume III, all still easily legible, 3 small ink spots to 1 margin, a few margins faintly foxed. Text blocks tight and firm, plates bright and clean. A good working copy, lacking 4 plates as noted. Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692 - 1761) was a Dutch professor of physics, medicine, astronomy, natural history and mathematics who is credited with the invention of the Leyden jar, the first capacitor. He also made contributions in magnetism and cohesion of bodies and invented a pyrometer. He visited England in 1717 and met Isaac Newton whose ideas he then introduced to the Netherlands. He became a professor of natural philosophy and mathematics at the University of Duisburg in 1719. From 1721 he held professorships at the Universities of Duisburg, Utrecht, and Leyden (Leyden from 1740 to 1761). At the University of Leyden he taught natural philosophy (physics). He provided the first approach to scientific study of electrical charge and its properties. In 1729, he used the word "physics" which had never been used before. Musschenbroek was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1734, and member of the French Academy of Sciences in the same year. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Anfangsgründe der Geburtshilfe zum Gebrauche seiner Vorlesungen.

      Straßburg, J. G. Bauer, 1769.. 6 mehrf. gef. Kupfertaf., (7 Bl.), 224 S. Pp. d. Zt. (Ecken und Stehkanten etwas bestoßen, Rücken unauffällig restauriert).. Erste Ausgabe dieses seltenen Hebammen-Lehrbuches. - SGC II: V, 1082; Blake 162; Wellcome III, 70; Lesky 225; Engelmann 176; Fasbender 249; Freund/Klein, Gesch. der Straßburger Hebammenschule 13. - Dem bedeutenden Werk Georg Albrecht Frieds (ca. 1736-73) liegen die Vorträge seines berühmten Vaters und ersten klinischen Lehrers der Geburtshilfe Johann Jakob F. (1689-1769) zugrunde, die zuvor von Thebesius unter dem Titel 'Hebammenkunst' veröffentlicht wurden. Allerdings erfüllte erst G. A. Frieds Ausgabe, die wichtige Ergänzungen von ihm enthalten, die Anforderungen an ein Hebammenlehrbuch im Sinne J. J. Frieds (vgl. Freund/Klein). - Taf. 1 und 2 zeigen den von J. J. Fried verbesserten Deventer'schen Hebammenstuhl, Taf. 3 das J. J. Fried'sche Geburtsbett, - Taf. 4 die Levret'sche krumme Zange, Taf. 5 verschiedene Werkzeuge wie den Smellie'schen Haken und Kopfschere, den Levret'schen Kopfbohrer etc. - Etwas braunfleckig. Exlibrisaufkleber auf vorderem Innenspiegel, vorderer Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand.

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        Anfangsgründe der Geburtshilfe zum Gebrauche seiner Vorlesungen. Mit Kupfern.

      Straßburg, Bauer 1769. 8°. 1 Bl. (weiß), Titel, 6 Bll., 224 S., 6 mehrfach gefaltete Tafeln mit dem "Hebammenstuhl" und Instrumenten. Mit mehreren Vignetten. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Mod. Pappband mit vergoldetem Rückenschild. - Alter Namenszug auf Titel. - Innen stellenweise leicht fleckig. - Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar der Originalausgabe, hier ein Exemplar auf besserem Papier! - Hirsch-H. II, 621..

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

      de l'Imprimerie du Sacré Collége de la Propagande?, Rome 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'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'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'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 'Great Spirit' as an infallible guide - something which he sees as sadly lacking amongst the Europeans. With the bookplate of the Duc de Richelieu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le tableau parlant. Comedie parade en un acte et en vers. Dedie a Monseigneur Le Duc de Choiseul. Represente pour la premiere fois le 20 Septembre 1769, par les Comediens Italiens du Roy. Grave par Sr. Dezauche. De l'imprimerie de Montulay

      . Paris : aux adresses ordinaires; Lyon : Castaud, [1769]. - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, verso blanco), 135 S. Pgt. d. Zt. mit Titelschild. Vorderdeckel oben leicht beschabt. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf einige Notenblätter. Titel auf 2 Stellen mit Resten von Aufklebern überklebt. Deckel leicht wellig. // Full score. Fol. Contemp. parchment with title label. Front board at upper shaved. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents. Title at 2 places pasted over with paper labels, partly removed. Boards sl. bent.. Variant der Erstausgabe, ohne Widmunsgblatt. RISM G/GG 4466.

      [Bookseller: Musikantiquariat Paul van Kuik]
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        Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall'architettura Egizia, Etrusca, Greca.

      Rome Generoso Salomon 1769 - Folio (50 x 41cm). Texts in Italian, English, and French. Additional double-page etched and engraved title, 70 etched plates (one with 2 illustrations), 2 etchings in text, modern mottled calf gilt. A handbook for stone carvers and decorators, Piranesi proposes the adoption of decorative details of an imaginary Egyptian and Greek style and mingling it with Roman- and Etruscan-derived compositions. Piranesi's celebrated chimneypiece designs very effectively demonstrate this imaginative application of the past to the present since this interior feature had no precedent in antiquity. Amongst the designs executed was one for the Earl of Exeter at Burghly House. The work also provided new inspiration for Robert Adam. Brunet IV:672; Hind p. 86; Millard, Italian, 100; Wilton-Ely pp. 886 ff. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex, Considered On the Principles of the Constitution, and the Authorities of Law. Eller 231 [citing the University of Chicago Library copy of 48 pages, as here]. Quarto

      Blackstone's passionate invocation of the common law as the source of the House of Common's power to expel a member, and his principal contribution to English constitutional law outside the Commentaries; not seen by Eller and surprisingly uncommon. Modern marbled stabbed wraps, light browning, the half-title a bit dusty, else a good, generously margined copy; 48 pages. Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, London, 1769.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Panorama ('Landgräflich Hessen Darmstädter, u. Fürstlich Oranien Nassauisches Embser Bad in Prospect jenseit des Lahn Flussses anzusehen').

      . Kupferstich v. J.F. v. Stövesandt, dat. 1769, 18 x 40,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        DIALOGUES ON ENTOMOLOGY, in which the forms and habits of insects are familiarly explained.

      Xii, 408 pages. Illustrated with 25 engraved full-page plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt over marbled boards. 12mo. First edition. Binding a little rubbed; owner's name and date on blank recto of frontispiece; else a very handsome copy of this scarce work, presented in the form of a dialogue between a mother and her daughter Lucy. Jane Marcet [1769 ? 1856] was an educator who produced a number of popular works for children that helped to popularise the study of science and economics.Her books were particularly popular in the United States.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Wie die Alten den Tod gebildet. Eine Untersuchung.

      - Berlin; bey Christian Friedrich Voss, 1769. First edition. 4:o. 20,5x15 cm. Title + (6), 87, (1) pp. + 5 copper-engraved plates. Contemporary half leather with five raised bands, gilt floral decorations in compartments, marbled boards and endpapers, red edges. A loss at head of spine, front joint is partly cracked. Corners and edges of the boards are worn. Contents are clean and bright. Small cuttings from three antiquarian book catalogues regarding copies of this book are mounted on front free endpaper. Lessing argues that the Greek and Roman tradition of portraying death with Thanatos, differs from the Christian way of portraying it with a skeleton. This essay, together with his essay "Laokoon" (1766), are regarded as milestones in the analysis of the artistic depictions of death. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson, Antikvariat.]
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        Mechanick Dialling; Or the New Art of Shadows, Freed from the Many Obscurities, Superfluities and Errors of Former Writers on this Subject

      Cheapside, London.: G.Pearch, 1769.. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A copy of a rare title rebound in half calf and marbled paper. Pages show some spotting and foxing. 148 pages with 12 plates. "The Whole laid down after so plain a method, that any Person (tho' a Stranger to the Art) With a Pair of Compasses and a Common Ruler only, May make a Dial upon any Plane for any Place in the World, as well as those who have attained to the greatest Knowledge and Perfection in the Mathematics. Illustrated with many Copper Plates, And Examples of Dials for London, Exeter, Bristol, Worcester, Oxford, Cambridge, Norwich, Lincoln, Chester, Liverpool, York, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, Edinburgh, Dublin, &c. To which are added, 1. A collection of above 300 Mottos in Latin and English. 2. A New and Correct Alphabetical Table of the most eminent Cities and Towns in the World; shewing the Elevation of the Pole, and the Difference of their Meridians from London. 3. The best and most approved Methods of Painting Sun Dials. A work not only useful for Artificers, but very entertaining for Gentlemen, and those Students at the Universities, that would understand Dialling, without the Fatigue of going through a Course of Mathematics. A NEW EDITION; not only very much improved by the Addition of the New Star-Dial. &c. but is the only Book upon the Subject that has been adapted to the NEW STILE.

      [Bookseller: Gordon Bennett Books]
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