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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 .

      ohne Verlag, Breslau 1769 - 8vo. (ca. 17 x 10,5 cm). Halbpergament der Zeit mit Buntpapierbezug, 160, 38 S. "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. 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. 370 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Quist Antiquarian]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Bothnia]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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>

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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]

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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.

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        Nouvelle Carte de l'Isle de Corse divisée en ses fiefs et jurisdictions avec ses différents Pieves . 1769

      1769 - Paris: Mondare, 1769. Original outline colour, 475 x 650mm. Narrow margin at left. Rare map of Corsica, published by Mondhare in 1769, one of two maps published that year, apparently his first year of business. Mondhare specialised in broadsheet maps (notably of the Americas during the Revolutionary War) hence the scarcity of maps bearing his imprint, as in this example.

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        Apolline et Dancourt, Histoire Veritable. [Bound with] L'Hyver et L'Ete, Pastorale. [And] La Foret de Breteuil. Pastorale

      Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey, 1769 Amsterdam: Marc Michel Rey, 1769. First Edition. Quarter Sheep. Very Good Minus. With six original watercolor and ink drawings of the novel. 12mo. 17 by 10 cm. 335 pp. The watercolors were executed by a non-professional artist, possibly a juvenile one. Nevertheless, their brightness and naive style applied to the rarefied world of chateau interiors, gardens and forest exudes an irresistible charm, and rather well complements the pastorale conventions of the novel about the aches and tribulations of young love. Lacking two title pages (one being for the second part of the novel, or pp. 161/2). Spine rubbed, and wear to boards.

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        Werken - 2 Bände

      U.a. Hendrik van der Deyster / Leiden 1769 - Halbledereinbände der Zeit. 16,5x11cm. Mischauflage, nach 1769, verschiedene Verleger. Band 1: Spiegel van den Ouden en Nieuwen Tydt. Laatsten druk. Erve H. van der Putte en B. Boekhout. Ohne Datum. Frontispiz, 1 p. Titel, (12), 335 pp., 1 p. Verlagswerbung. Nuttelyck Huys-Boeck. De Overgebleven Gedichten. Lof-en Rouw-Gedichten. Tweede druk. Hendrik van der Deyster, 1769. Vortitel, Frontispiz, Titel, (6), 321 pp., (10). Band 2: Ouderdom, Buyten Leven, en Hof Gedachten. Erve A. van deer Putte. Ohne Datum. Frontispiz, Titel, (12), 246, (2) 94, (2) pp. Invallende Gedachten. 82 pp. Aspasia, Bly-endig Spel. Frontispiz, 86 pp. Afbeeldinge van&#146;t Huwelyk. Gefaltetes Frontispiz, 32 pp. Dood-Kiste voor de Levendige. Gefaltetes Frontispiz, 204, (4) pp. Tagtig Jarig Leven en Huyshoudinge. 46 pp. Einbände mit Rückenvergoldung, berieben aber fest. Reich illustrierte Werkausgabe, mit vielen Stichen im Text. Die Stiche teilweise etwas flau. Innen gut erhalten, nahezu fleckenfrei [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The history and present state of electricity, with original experiments

      London: J. Dodsley, J. Johnson and J. Payne, 1769. London: J. Dodsley, J. Johnson and J. Payne, 1769. Second Edition. Full calf. Fine. Second Edition. Full calf. 4to, pp. [6], xxxii, 712, iii, [11], eight folding engraved plates; fine in recent full calf with gilt calf lettering-piece. Second edition, corrected and enlarged, of Priestley's first work in science.Priestley's (1733-1804) History and present state of electricity was first published in 1767, making it his first scientific work (he had already published extensively in theology, history and other subjects). Priestley had met Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and a group of other scientists interested in electricity (then known as electricians) in London in 1765 and was inspired by them to pursue his plan for a work on the history of electricity and to start conducting his own experiments. 'These included observations on ice, on common air and various forms of "mephitic air" (air unfit for respiration), and on the effect of pressure on the electrification of air in different conditions.' (Gibbs, Joseph Priestley, p. 27) He proved that there is no electric force inside a hollow charged sphere, and went on to suggest that electricity obeys an inverse square law, like gravity, a theory that was fully developed later by Charles-Augustin Coulomb (1736-1806). He also demonstrated the conductivity of charcoal thus overturning the long-held notion that only water and the metals could conduct electricity. His work got him elected to the Royal Society in 1766. After publishing the first edition of the present work in 1767, Priestley followed it up the following year with a popular edition, the Familiar introduction to the study of electricity (1768), and then the present enlarged addition of the 1767 work.'At the end of his History, he added a number of queries and hints as Newton had done before him ... The most interesting was one that showed that he was already thinking about the age-old problem of the resemblance between the calcination of metals and the respiration processes of plants and animals. It was to occupy him in various ways for the next twenty years. His views on the connections between electricity and chemistry also reveal the cast of his thinking at this time. Both these subjects, he said, have to do with the latent or less obvious properties of bodies; and yet their relation to each other had received little attention and hardly anyone had ever tried to use them together, partly because few electricians were sufficiently well versed in chemistry. Light, he thought with Newton, would prove the key to electrical phenomena "and other, at present, occult properties of bodies".' (F. W. Gibbs, Joseph Priestley, p. 29)Priestley was quickly caught up by his many other interests, and while he published on optics in 1770 and 1772, his later scientific work was mostly in the fields of chemistry and pneumatics, beginning with his Directions for impregnating water with fixed air (1772) (a recipe for soda water, which became something of a craze) and then his major multi-volume work on gases, the first volume of which was published in 1774, which among other things outlined his discovery of oxygen (or 'dephlogisticated air' as he insisted on calling it). Nevertheless the present work remained the standard history of electricity for over a century. Third and fourth editions were published in 1775, and then a fifth in 1794.Also see Anne Holt, Life of Joseph Priestley (1970), pp. 38-40; Steven Johnson, The Invention of Air, pp. 18-61; and T. E. Thorpe, Joseph Priestley (1st edition), pp. 61-65.Ekelöf I, 36; ESTC T36345; Mottelay, 227; Ronalds, 412.

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        Histoire d'Angleterre, contenant la maison de Plantagenet ; contenant la maison de Tudor ; contenant la maison de Stuart.

      S.n. 1769 - - S.n., A Amsterdam _1769, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in-4(19x25,5cm), relié. - Nouvelle édition, et sans doute la première in-4 qui réunit les trois histoires parues entre 1760 et 1765.Traduction par Mme Belot, visée par l'auteur lui-même. Pleine basane marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets. Pièce de titre de maroquin bleu, et de tomaison de maroquin brun. Epidermures en coiffes de queue des six tomes. Quelques manques sur les plats, dû à des galeries de vers et au dernier nerf du tome I. Bordure du plat inférieur dénudé pour moitié sur un cm. Bon exemplaire cependant, très frais. Cette Histoire d'Angleterre est sans conteste l'oeuvre la plus populaire et qui eut un grand succès du philosophe david Hume, père de l'empirisme philosophique et dont l'importance dans l'histoire de la philosophie est à la mesure de Descartes en France. L'histoire ne pouvait en effet qu'intéresser le philosophe puisqu'elle est une somme inégalée d'expérience, en tant que telle, elle est incontournable à qui recherche le savoir ; l'historien est un empiriste, puisque ne pouvant simplement percevoir les liens de causalité entre les faits et les événements, il est contraint dans sa vision de les concevoir dans un mouvement. Cependant pour Hume, il ne s'agit nullement de conceptualiser l'histoire et son ouvrage suit classiquement la chronologie des faits, c'est une histoire fournie et détaillée de l'Angleterre, qui s'étend de l'arrivée des romains à la Révolution de 1688 ; elle est divisée en trois période historiques et dynastiques : la maison des Plantagenêt, celle des Stuart, et celle des Tudor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History and Defence of Magna Charta, A Copy of the Original Charta with an English Translation, The manner of Its Being Obtained from King John, Account of the Rise and Progress of National Freedom, The Liberties which are Confirmed in the Bill of Rights, An Essay on Parliaments

      London: Printed for J. Bell, 1769. London: Printed for J. Bell, 1769. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good-/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This assumed first edition is clean, tight, square and internally unmarked, but there is an 1769 gift inscription on the ffep: " A. Eliot from J. A. Esy (?) 1769. This History was compiled by the Revd Mr Samuel Johnson on whom K: William settled a pension of 900 a year for his suffering in the cause of liberty. It contains many curious and interesting particulars well worthy the perusal of all who are reacquainted with the principles of the British Constitution _ Gentleman&#39;s Magazine Aug: 1769 p:406". Subsequent Eliot&#39;s have signed/dated the top of the title page (dates of 1830 & 1842). It is rubbed and scuffes at the edges. It has 284, amazingly bright, clear pages with very light foxing bound in brown leather boards with gold titles on a brown paste down on the spine. There are a few instances of faint marginal damp stain. This is a very well kept book.

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        Examen Chymique de différentes Substances minérales. Les Vins du Pays-Messin.

      Paris, P. de Lormel. Metz, Joseph Antoine. Marchal 1769 - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume. 1. Examen chimique de différentes substances minérales. Essais sur le Vin, les Pierres, les Bézoards, & d'autres parties d'Histoire Naturelle & de Chymie; Traduction d'une Lettre de Monsieur Lehmann, sur la Mine de Plomb rouge. Par M. Sage. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de P. de Lormel, 1769 - 251 pages. 2. Mémoire couronné par la Société Royale des Sciences et des Arts de la ville de Metz, dans sa Séance publique du 23 Août 1769, sur cette question : Quelle est la meilleure méthode de faire & de gouverner les Vins du Pays-Messin ? Par M. Mathis, Membre d'une Société de Gens de Lettres à Metz. A Metz, De l'Imprimerie de Joseph Antoine et se vend chez Marchal, 1769 - 60 pages. Reliure plein-veau marbré de l'époque. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre rouge. Tranches rouges. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Mouillures sur le bas de quelques feuillets. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-12°(17x10). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Universal Dictionary of the Marine

      London, 1769. London, 1769. b/w folding plates. 4to. Unpaginated. (About 480 pp.) First edition of Falconer&#146;s great work. Scott 342. Craig p. 15. Adams & Waters 1039. The twelve folding plates are evenly tanned; the text is clean and fresh. Bound in polished calf over marbled boards, with spine label. A collectible copy of an important work.

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        Totius Imperii Russici tabula generalis........

      Berlin 1769. Karte zeigt das gesamte Russland, Auf 2 Platten gedruckt und zusammen gesetzt, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 56 x 126. Zustand: Knickfalten gelättet

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        Le deserteur. Drame en trois actes. Represente par les Comediens Italiens ordinaires du Roi le 6 Mars 1769

      . Paris : Herissant, [1769]. - Partitur. 2 Bll. (Titel, blanco, gedr. Widmung, blanco), 267 S. Fol. Ldr. Goldgepr. Büten. // Full score. Engraved. Fol. Full leather binding. Gilt-lettered raised bands.. Erstausgabe. RISM M 3167. Hirsch II, 609.

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        The History of Vandalia. Containing the Antient and Present State of the Country of Mecklenburg; Its Revolutions under The Vandals, The Venedi, and the Saxons; with Succession and Memorable Actions of its Sovereigns. Vol II

      London : Printed for the Author by Arch Hamilton. And sold by J Nourse; W Owen; W Johnston; E and C Dilley; and J Dodsley, 1769. London : Printed for the Author by Arch Hamilton. And sold by J Nourse; W Owen; W Johnston; E and C Dilley; and J Dodsley, 1769 Vol II only of this work. Nugent completed Vol I and then travelled to Mecklenburg to gather material for a second volume. Free access to ducal archives and opportunities to meet other scholars provided a wealth of material. Comprising Book III - reign of Pribislaus II to Albert I 1329; and Book IV - of the Dukes of Mecklenburg, from Albert I to Henry the Fat, 1329-1423. Complete with 2 full page engravings. Bound in an exceptional contemporary full leather binding with extensive gilt tooling and an intricate star design to boards. Raised bands to spine. The binding has some darkening to the spine, some tenderness at the top of the joint with the front board, and some wear to corners and edges. Marbled endpapers. Aeg. Contents in very good condition - occasional light spotting and some offsetting from the engravings to the text. A lovely volume.

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        A Collection of Original Papers Relative to the History of the Colony of Massachusets-Bay. [Massachusetts]

      Boston, New-England: Thomas and John Fleet, 1769. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. First edition. Ebenezer Hazard&#39;s copy, and later his son Erskine&#39;s, with both of their names in ink on the title page. Ebenezer&#39;s name shows more oxidation, indicating that his son&#39;s name was written later, likely at the time the book was passed down to him. Boards rubbed with tiny chip from spine head, discolored patch on front board, tiny ink stamp on rear endpaper. 1769 Full-Leather. ii, 576 pp. 8vo. A^2, B^8-2O^8. Original full calf, gilt titles & rules. An important copy of a work preserving documents the originals of which are largely lost (see below). This copy belonged to Ebenezer Hazard, who compiled and published the first printed collection of American state papers in a two-volume work released in 1792. He likely used it as a primary reference, as the originals of works reproduced her would no longer have been available at the time he was compiling his work. Sabin 34069: "This collection of papers was published by Lieut.- Gov. Hutchinson, &#39;to support and elucidate the principal facts related in the first part of the of the History of Massachusetts Bay, and may serve as an appendix to it.&#39; &#39;The author of that History was possessed of many other ancient and very curious original papers, which are irrecoverably lost by an unfortunate event sufficiently known.&#39; (This alludes to the destruction of his papers by a mob, at the time of the Riots in Boston on account of the Stamp Act, in 1765.)&#39; - Rich. It is sometimes erroneously bound up and lettered as Vol. III. of the &#39;History.&#39; It is a necessary adjunct to Hutchinson&#39;s &#39;History of Massachusetts Bay&#39;". Howes H-853. Evans 11300. "Ebenezer Hazard (1744-1817, APS 1781) was a publisher, businessman, an editor of historical documents and Postmaster-General of the United States. His two-volume work Historical Collections: Consisting of State Papers and Other Authentic Documents: Intended As Materials for An History of the United States of America (Philadelphia, 1792-1794) was the first published collection of American state papers and historical documents. His duties as surveyor-general of the post office (1777-1782) entailed extensive travel, and he took advantage of the opportunity to collect the documentary evidence and source-materials of early American history. In response to his petition to the Continental Congress on July 11, 1778, he was given permission to copy documents in the Continental archives, as well as a grant of one thousand dollars for expenses. He collected most of these materials before 1782, when he became Postmaster-General. The first two volumes entitled Historical Collections were published in Philadelphia from 1792-1794." - American Philosophical Society

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        Traité de la tactique ou méthode artificielle pour l`ordonnance des troupes. Ouvrage publié et imprimé a Constantinople, par Ibrahim Effendi, Officier Mutteferika de la porte Ottomane. Traduit du turc. (von Karl Emerich Alexander von Reviczky von Revisnye)

      Wien, Trattner (aber wohl Paris), 1769.. Wien, Trattner (aber wohl Paris), 1769.. XLIV, 224 S. Karton d. Zt. Brunet III, 400 (unter Ibrahim, Effendi). Wohl nicht autorisierter französischer Druck des seltenen Werkes. In der innertürkischen Debatte über die Nutzung europäischer Erkenntnisse tat sich Müteferrika, der als einer der ersten nahöstlichen Intellektuellen bei diplomatischen Missionen in unmittelbare Berührung mit den Lebensverhältnissen der Ungläubigen gekommen war, hervor. Seine Schlussfolgerungen aus diesen Begegnungen mit westlicher Zivilisation und Technik legte er in seinem Buch `Usul al-hikam fi nizam al-umam` vor, das 1731 in der von ihm begründeten ersten osmanischen Buchdruckerei erschien. - Titel mit handschriftl. Namenszug von G. Adolph Fleetwood, unbeschnittenes Exemplar.

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        Rang-Liste der Königlichen Preussischen Generalität, Obristen, Obrist-Lieutenants und Majors. Pro Martio 1769. Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier.

      1769.. 67 Blatt. 15 x 10 cm, flexibles Pergament der Zeit mit Einsteckklappe.. Enthält drei Teile mit kalligraphisch gestalteten Titelblättern. Teil 2 betrifft die "Regimenter Infanterie und Cavallerie auch derer dabey befindlichen Generals und übriger Officiers", Teil 3 die "Grenadier-Batallions". - Einband fleckig, alt beschrieben. Einsteckklappe hinterlegt. - Aus den Beständen des Reichsarchivs ausgeschieden, Stempel auf Vorsatz und Titel. - Hervorragende militärgeschichtliche und genealogische Quelle.

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        Traite de la tactique ou methode artificielle pour l'ordonnance des troupes. Ouvrage publie et imprime a Constantinople, par Ibrahim Effendi, Officier Mutteferika de la porte Ottomane. Traduit du turc. (von Karl Emerich Alexander von Reviczky von Revisnye).

      Wien, Trattner (aber wohl Paris), 1769.. XLIV, 224 S. Karton d. Zt.. Brunet III, 400 (unter Ibrahim, Effendi). Wohl nicht autorisierter französischer Druck des seltenen Werkes. In der innertürkischen Debatte über die Nutzung europäischer Erkenntnisse tat sich Müteferrika, der als einer der ersten nahöstlichen Intellektuellen bei diplomatischen Missionen in unmittelbare Berührung mit den Lebensverhältnissen der Ungläubigen gekommen war, hervor. Seine Schlussfolgerungen aus diesen Begegnungen mit westlicher Zivilisation und Technik legte er in seinem Buch 'Usul al-hikam fi nizam al-umam' vor, das 1731 in der von ihm begründeten ersten osmanischen Buchdruckerei erschien. - Titel mit handschriftl. Namenszug von G. Adolph Fleetwood, unbeschnittenes Exemplar.

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