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        Contemplation de la nature. Seconde édition. 2 volumes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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        AN HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF THE CAMPAIGNS IN NORTH-AMERICA, FOR THE YEARS 1757, 1758, 1759, AND 1760: CONTAINING THE MOST REMARKABLE OCCURRENCES OF THAT PERIOD; PARTICULARLY THE TWO SIEGES OF QUEBEC, &c. &c.

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

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        TRATADO DE FORTIFICACION O ARTE DE CONSTRUIR LOS EDIFICIOS MILITARES Y CIVILES. (2 TOMOS)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Lexikon Books]
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        LES TRACASSERIES / UN JEU DE LA FORTUNE / ENCORE DES MENECHMES / LA NOCE SANS MARIAGE / LES TROIS MARIS

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Architettura delle strade antiche e moderne. Trasportata dalla Francese nell'Italiana favella, con Annotazioni, e con L'Itineraio di tutte le Strade antiche Romane in Italia, da Domenico Roselli Capitan T.e Ing.re delle Strade Regie, Fabbriche, &c.

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

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Nouvelles recherches sur les découvertes microscopiques, et la génération des corps organisés. Ouvrage traduit de l'Italien de M. l'Abbé Spalanzani par M. l'Abbé Regley Avec des notes, des recherches physiques & métaphysiques sur la nature & la religion, & une nouvelle théorie de la terre, par M. de Needham

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        JUICIO IMPARCIAL SOBRE LAS LETRAS EN FORMA DE BREVE QUE HA PUBLICADO LA CURIA ROMANA

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        Colonial governor of Massachusetts Thomas Pownall lauds the American cause in 1769

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        The History of England

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

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        Tratado de Fortificacion o Arte de Construir los edificios Milit

      Thomas Piferrer, Barcelona 1769 - Ejemplar con las 26 l?minas que dice Palau mas 22 de adicionales y mapa plegado,todas las laminas tambien plegadas,en buen estado asi como las paginas del libro.La Pasta espa?ola esta en mal estado Paginas:

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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. Not separately listed in Eller, who also does not list the London variant printings of 1769; compare Eller 231. Quarto

      Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, London 1769 - Modern calf, very light browning, a good, wide-margined copy, with the half-title; 44 pages 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

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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

      London: Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, 1769. Modern marbled stabbed wraps, light browning, the half-title a bit dusty, else a good, generously margined copy; 48 pages 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

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        Georgian Silver Salver

      London, 1769. Antikes Karten- bzw. Brieftablett von Coker aus London 1769. Massives Sterling Silber, 10 inch (25,4 cm) Durchmesser. Guter Zustand, selten und sammelwürdig. Weitere Infos und Fotos auf Anfrage per Email (oder Sie rufen uns an). Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns für mehr Informationen. Please contact us for more information.

      [Bookseller: Karsten Buchholz KG]
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        A Complete Concordance To The Old And New Testament Or A Dictionary And Alphabetical Index To The Bible With A Complete Table Of Proper Names With Their Meanings In The Original Languages, A Concordance To The Proper Names Of The Old And New Testament, A Concordance To The Apocrypha, And A Compendium Of The Holy Scriptures, Etc., Etc

      Frederick Warne And Co., Ltd.. Hardcover. NEAR FINE. Inside fine. Little sign of use. Foot of spine slightly bumped. Slight edge tanning. Blue cloth with gilt on spine. Clipped dustjacket with slight marks and slight wear; pencil price on flap. A reprint of the whole text of the original (updated with the author's last corrections to the Third Edition 1769). With a memoir by William Youngman. Main text in 3 columns of small close type. Heavy book - delivery restrictions may apply. 752 pages. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 1257g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

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        A SIX WEEKS TOUR THROUGH THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES Describing Particulary, I. The Present State of Agriculture and Manufactures, II. The Different Methods of Cultivating Soil,III. The Success Attending Some Late Experiments on Various Graffes, IV. The Prices of Labour and Provisions, V. The State of the Working Poor in Those Counties, wherein the Riots were Most Remarkable

      Strahan 1769 - Second edition. 8vo. 377 pages. Bound in contemporary full calf. A very good copy, with spine tips rubbed and joints a little worn. With pull out plate illustrating tools of husbandry, plus one woodcut in the text.

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        Beyträge zur Geschichte merkwürdiger Bücher

      Bützow, Berger 1769 -1774. 18 cm. Stück 1-8 (von 9) in 1 Band. 634 Seiten kartoniert der Zeit - Diesch 254 - Ebert 13335 - Es erschien noch Stück 9. Beschrieben werden 184 überwiegend theologische Bücher. 1: Bibeln; 2: Inkunabeln; 3: Kirchenordnungen; 4: Bücher zur Confessio Augustana; 5: U. a. Verzeichnis der Lutherischen Bibelübersetzungen von 1517 bis 1534; 6: Glaubensbekenntnisse, Bibelkommentare und a.; 7: Kirchenrecht, Konzile und a.; 8: Lateinische Bibelausgaben und a. Masch (1724 - 1807) war seit 1765 Hofprediger von Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Rücken restauriert, gelegentlich leicht fleckig, in der Paginierung sind die Seiten 161-176 und 357-360 übersprungen. -

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        Einleitung zur Erkentnis und Gebrauch der Erd- und Himmels-Kugeln, auf die leichteste Art in Frag und Antwort dergestalt eingerichtet, daß man nicht nur diese Wissenschaft deutlich erlernen, sondern auch zugleich dadurch zur Hochachtung und Verehrung des Schöpfers aufgemuntert werden kann.

      Nürnberg, Monath, 1769. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. 3 Blatt, 104 Seiten, 144 Seiten. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und 15 gefalteten kolorierten Kupfertafeln. Originaler Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Einband leicht berieben. Eintragung von alter Hand auf vorderem Vorsatz. Innen wenig braunfleckig. Gutes Exemplar mit den schönen Kupfertafeln u.a. mit Globendarstellungen im prachtvollem Altkolorit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Natural History of Guiana, in South America. Containing a description of many curious productions in the animal and vegetable systems of that country. Together with an account of the religion, manners, and customs of several tribes of its Indian inhabitants. Interspersed with a variety of literary and medical observations in several letters from a gentleman of the medical faculty during his residence in that country

      Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt in the Strand, London First Edition . London 1769. - First edition hard back in old contemporary full leather boards which have been re-backed and had new corners applied, new green morocco and gilt title label to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5¼''. Contains [iv] 402 [vi] printed pages of text with frontispiece of a Double-headed Snake found by Lieutenant Mofes Park in 1764. Age toning to the page edges and end papers, smart bookplate inside belonging to one Robert Montgomery on board the 'Convoy'. Bancroft worked as a spy for Benjamin Franklin in Britain before the Revolution, and while serving as secretary to the American Commission in Paris. On 14 July 1763 he departed the colonies for British Guiana, where he became a doctor on a plantation. He soon expanded his practice to multiple plantations and wrote a study of the local environment. His discovery that the torpedo fish discharged electricity is notable, he also noted the transmission of yaws by flies on page 385 of this book. Bancroft grew tired of South America and left in 1766. He spent a year travelling between North America and South America before leaving for London. During the latter period, he was also a spy for Britain, reporting on dealings between France and the United States. Member of the P.B.F.A. GUYANA [Guiana] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The history and adventures of an atom. In two volumes [First Issue]

      Printed for Robinson and Roberts MDCCXLIX [but 1769], London - First Issue (with the erroneous date 1749 on the title page). 12mo: viii,227;[ii],190pp. Half title in Volume II only. Newly bound by Fitterer in period-style speckled calf, spine in six compartments divided by raised bands ruled in gilt, with green morocco letter piece gilt, top edge gilt, end papers renewed. A nearly pristine copy, the pages very lightly and evenly toned. Rothschild 1923. ESTC Citation No. T55310. Although Adventures of an Atom is generally accepted as by Smollett, there is no conclusive proof that he wrote it. "There is no reference to it in his letters or those of his correspondents, but it was attributed to him in the London Chronicle (8–11 April 1769). With echoes of the humour of Rabelais, it is a rumbustious, at times scatological, satire on British political life, transposed to Japan. [The 'atom' is the supposed narrator, a witness to the events and somehow able to communicate them to modern listeners. ] It may be that Smollett, sensing that his remaining days were few, revived his vituperative energies to target enemies, including Pitt, Cumberland, Mansfield, and Wilkes. If his, it was a pungent valediction. He took his leave of Hume in an affectionate letter of 31 August 1768 before going into ‘a perpetual exile’ (Letters, 136)." (ODNB) A Key to the pseudonyms is given by Thomas Seccombe in the bibliographical introduction to vol. XII of Smollett's Works. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ATLAS NOVUS REIPUBLICAE HELVETICAE XX MAPPIS COMPOSITUS SUMTIBUS HOMANNIANIS HEREDIBUS.

      - Nuremberg, 1769. 33x52,5 cm. Recueil de 20 grandes cartes de la Suisse sur double pages, en couleurs ! Augmenté d'une carte de Neuchâtel et Valangin dressée en 1778. Reliure de la fin du XVIIIème siècle ou du début du XIXème siècle en demi-basane à petits coins. Plats recouverts de papier beige moucheté. Dos lisse orné de bandes dorées. Titre sur pièce de couleur orangée. Petites traces d'usage sur la reliure et papier très légèrement bruni par endroit, sinon ouvrage en excellent état et complet, ce qui est exceptionnel ! Liste des cartes : 1) Carte générale de la Suisse 1751, 2) Carte des religions en Suisse 1732, 3) Turgovie 1765, 4) Berne 1765, 5) Lucerne 1763, 6) Uri 1768, 7) Schwyz 1767, 8) Unterwald 1767, 9) Zug 1768, 10) Glaris 1768, 11) Bâle 1767, 12) Fribourg 1767, 13) Soleure 1766, 14) Schaffhouse 1753, 15) Appenzell 1765, 16) St-Gall 1768, 17) Grisons 1768, 18) Valais 1768, 19) Lac Léman & Genève 1766, 20) Lac de Constance & Turgovie. + Neuchâtel & Valangin en supplément 1778.

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        1- [CERFVOL (Chevalier de)]. Mémoire sur la Population, dans lequel on indique le moyen de la rétablir, & de se procurer un Corps Militaire toujours subsistant & peuplant. Londres, 1768. 115 p., 1 tableau dépliant. [Précédé de] 2- DARIGRAND (Edme-François). L'Anti-Financier, ou Relevé de quelques-unes des malversations dont se rendent journellement coupables les Fermiers Généraux, & des vexations qu'ils commettent dans les provinces (.). Précédée d'une épitre au Parlement de France, accompagnée de Notes Historiques. Amsterdam, 1763. (4), 107 p., frontispice gravé sur cuivre avec son 'explication' au verso du faux-titre.

      - 2 ouvrages reliés dans un volume in-8, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments fleuronnés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, filet d'encadrement à froid sur les plats, tranches marbrées bleues. 1- Edition originale et unique. Dans cette étude pionnière en matière de démographie scientifique, l’auteur analyse les causes de l’effondrement de la population française sur les bases de données statistiques: guerres, entretien des colonies, émigration, célibat (prêtres, soldats), prison, enfermement et peine de mort, maladies, etc. Il propose des mesures pour renverser cette tendance. L’ouvrage est le premier à élaborer l’indicateur de "taux net de reproduction". Le livre fut condamné au feu par arrêt du parlement le 28 Février 1769. (Einaudi, n° 979. I.N.E.D., n°1017. Kress, 6531. Rocquain, p. 529. Spengler, p. 94-96). 2- Edition originale de cet ouvrage d’inspiration physiocratique. "Rallié à la cause physiocratique, l’auteur préconise l’abolition des Fermes et propose de rétablir l’égalité au moyen d’un impôt unique perçu sans arbitraire par les communautés elles-mêmes" (Stourm). A la suite de cet écrit "qui fit grand bruit", Darigrand fut emprisonné à la Bastille. (INED, 1276. Kress, 6086. Goldsmiths, 9873. Weulersse, 'Physiocratie', I, p. XXVI). Provenance : un comité local de la CGT, avec tampon (ca 1900). Bel exemplaire, frais, bien relié. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Domestic Medicine; or, The Family Physician: Being an Attempt to Render the Medical Art More Generally Useful, by Shewing People What is in Their Own Power Both with Respect to the Prevention and Cure of Diseases. (1st Edition 1769)

      Balfour, Auld, and Smellie, Edinburgh 1769 - xv+624p. 1st edition from Edinburgh fairly recently rebound in dark brown full leather with gilt titling on spine. Raised bands and new period endpapers. Book tight, clean and without marks or signatures. Some toning of page edges and thumb marks but still VG. Paper not brittle - foxing not excessive. Scans available Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires sur les objets les plus importans de l'architecture. Ouvrage enrichi de nombre de planches gravées en taille-douce.

      ROZET 1769 - In-4 ,basane fauve, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque, quelques épidermes) ; 4 feuillets non chiffrés, 375 pages. Première édition, illustrée d'une jolie vignette sur le titre et de 27 gravures hors texte dépliantes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        VIAGE DEL COMANDANTE BYRON AL REDEDOR DEL MUNDO, HECHO ULTIMAMENTE DE ORDEN DEL ALMIRANTAZGO DE INGLATERRA

      IMPRENTA REAL DE LA GAZETA, MADRID 1769 - EN EL CUAL SE DA NOTICIA DE VARIOS PAISES DE LAS COSTUMBRES DE SUS HABITANTES, DE LAS PLANTAS, Y ANIMALES ESTRAÑOS QUE SE CRIAN EN ELLOS: JUNTAMENTE CON UNA DESCRIPCION MUY CIRCUNSTANCIADA DEL ESTRECHO DE MAGALLANES, Y DE CIERTA NACION DE GIGANTES, LLAMADOS PATAGONES, CON UNA LÁMINA QUE LOS REPRESENTA. MARCA DE POLILLA EN MARGEN Y EN EXTERIOR, NO AFECTA AL TEXTO. CONTIENE UN PLANO DEL ESTRECHO DE MAGALLANES. 176 + 55 PAGINAS. EJEMPLAR DE EXTRAORDINARIA RAREZA. Size: 20 X 15 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Doctrinae Particularum Linguae Graecae

      Europe: Typographeo Dammeano, 1769. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. This ponderous (10.5" x 9" x 4.25") is basically clean (some surface soil), tight square and unmarked (we found one small note on one page). it is lightly rubbed. there's a split at the front edge of the spine cover and the top of the spine is bumped. It has 1337, light toned/foxed pages bound in boards covered in gray (originally white) vellum. The spine has 6 raised bands. The front boards has "Per Angusta Ad augusta" embossed in gilt on the front board. the title page has a cartouche engraved by T. E. Schley. The author has signed a page taking responsibility for the work. Banjamin Franklin and David Hume are on the subscription list.

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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 !

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

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

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        Essais historiques sur l’Inde précédés d’un journal de voyage et d’une description géographique de la Côte de Coromandel

      Paris 1769 - Essais historiques sur l’Inde précédés d’un journal de voyage et d’une description géographique de la Côte de Coromandel ~ Par M. de La Flotte ~ Paris, Herissant, 1769 ~ Un volume in-12 , 372 pp., 2 gravures, plein veau époque, dos à nerfs ornés ~ Rare retranscription du manuscrit en 1768 de Monsieur de La Flotte partis de la rade de l’île de Grouais sur le vaisseau le Saint-Luc jusque Rio de Janeiro, doublant le cap de Bonne-Espérance pour arriver à la côte de Coromandel et l’Inde. Rare dans cette condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Izra et Marsis, ou l'isle merveilleuse. Poème en deux chants, suivi d'Alphonse, conte. - Beigebunden: Les Cerises et la méprise, contes en vers, pur servir de suite à ceux d'Alphonse et de l'isle merveilleuse. - Beigebunden: Sélim et Sélima, poème imité de l'allemand, suivi du rêve d'un musulman, traduite d'un musulman, traduit d'un poète arabe.

      Delalain,, La Haye, (et Leipsik), 1769 - Séconde édition. 3 Werke in 1 Band. La Haye, (et Leipsik), Delalain, 1769. 8°. Frontispiz, 77 S., 1 w. S. Mit 3 gestoch. Tafeln und 4 gestoch. Vignetten im Text; 42 S. Mit 1 gestoch. Tafel; 66 S. Mit 1 gestoch. Tafel. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit. 2. Ausgabe der "Isle merveilleuse", erschienen 1768 und die erste Ausgabe unter diesem Titel. Mit dem Frontispiz von C. Eisen, gestochen von L. Legrand, weitere Tafeln und Vignetten von C. Eisen, gestochen von De Longeuil, Massard und De Ghend. - Aus der Bibliothek von Joseph Manuel Andreini mit seinem Exlibris. - (Einband restauriert, Rücken erneuert. Seitenränder etwas gebräunt. Mit einem kleinen Wasserrand im Falz oben). Sprache: Französisch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Manœuvrier, ou Essai sur la théorie et la pratique des mouvements du navire et des évolutions navales. Par M. Bourdé de Villehuet, Officier des Vaisseaux de la Compagnie des Indes. Avec Figures en taille-douce.

      A Paris, chez Desaint, Libraire, rue du Foin, M. DCC. LXIX. 1769. 1769 - 1 vol. in-8° (202 x 132 mm.) de : xxxii, 406, [1] (Livres qui se vendent à Paris chez le même Libraire) pp. 8 planches dépliantes. Plein veau marbré d'époque, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés dans les caissons, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, filet estampé à froid en encadrement des plants, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches rouges, gardes de papier marbré. Deuxième édition dédiée au duc de Choiseul, Ministre de la Guerre et de la Marine, de cet essai paru pour la première fois en 1765. Jacques-Pierre Bourde de Villehuet (Saint-Coulomb près de Saint-Malo, 1732 - Lorient, 1789) est né dans une famille qui a fourni à la Marine Française plusieurs officiers. Il fit toute sa carrière au service de la Compagnie des Indes. Auteur de plusieurs traités qui eurent un grand succès - dont un Mémoire sur l'arrimage des vaisseaux, couronné en 1766 par l'Académie des sciences - Le Manœuvrier connut également trois éditions anglaises, et David Steel s’en inspira pour son fameux : « The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship » (London, 1794). Clairault et De La Lande, Membres de l’Académie, présentent ainsi l’ouvrage : « Il y a jusqu’ici fort peu de livres où l’on ait traité de la Manœuvre des Vaisseaux d’une manière propre à instruire de jeunes officiers. Le livre du Père Hoste, composé il y a plus de 70 ans, & celui de M. de Bouguer publié en 1757, sont presque les seuls que l’on puisse citer. Le premier commence à être trop ancien ; le second est un excellent ouvrage où les Officiers les plus habiles trouveront des choses essentielles à apprendre. M. Bourdé en a fait usage ; mais il faut être déjà instruit pour puiser dans une pareille source, il faut de la géométrie & de l’expérience ; enfin, il y a une multitude d’opérations que la pratique exige, qu’un Officier apprend par le long usage de la Mer, & que M. Bouguer n’avait pas l’intention de détailler. Il écrivait la partie géométrique de la Manœuvre, c’était à un officier de mer d’en écrire l’usage, l’application & l’exercice : c’est ce qu’à fait M. Bourdé. ( ) Dans ces circonstances, nous estimons que ce livre est fort digne d’être imprimé, tant à cause des principes Mathématiques de la Manœuvre qui y sont expliqués avec clarté & avec Méthode, qu’à cause des détails d’expérience, & des règles de pratique dont cet Ouvrage est rempli. » (Extrait des Registres de l’Académie Royale des Sciences, Du 16 Mai 1764). L’ouvrage se compose donc de quatre parties : la première est consacrée à la Théorie de la Manœuvre des Vaisseaux, la seconde étant : « La Théorie appliquée à la Pratique ou Démonstration des Evolutions du Navire » et donnant des exemples très concrets d’appareillage, méthodes pour virer de bord dans différentes situation, mettre en panne, etc. La troisième touche à diverses questions sur la marine : construction navale, gréement, lestage et chargement, formation des officiers, exercice du canon, etc. La quatrième partie est un véritable « Essai sur les Evolutions navales », dont ces Messieurs de l’Académie disent qu’il reprend pour beaucoup les théorie de Hoste ((« Mais cet ouvrage est devenu si rare qu’on ne saurait se le procurer »), tout en y ajoutant « beaucoup de choses relatives à la situation actuelle de l’art, principalement sur l’ordre du convoi, qui est d’un assez grand usage, & dont le Père Hoste n’avait presque rien dit ». Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage de référence. 1 vol. 8vo. 8 folding plates. Contemporary full calf. Second edition dedicated to Duc de Choiseul of this classic of maritime essay by an officer (OE: 1765). Jacques-Pierre Bourdé de Villehuet (1732-1789) served all his life in the French East India Company. He is the author of many successful treatises, the present "Manœuvrier" was written for young officers formation. Fine copy of this reference work. Polak, 1120.

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        Nomenclator ex historia plantarum indigenarum Helvetiae excerptus auctore Alberto (sic) v. Haller.

      Typographische Gesellschaft,, Bern, 1769 - Bern, Typographische Gesellschaft, 1769. 8°. IV, 216 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldpeprägtem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Lundsgaard-Hansen 433. - Pritzel 3726. - Bibliographia Halleriana 1212. - Index oder Taschenausgabe zu Hallers 1768 erschienenen botanischen Hauptwerk "Historia stirpium indigenarum Helveticae inchoata". Beschreibt in kurzer Form 487 Pflanzen in seiner, von Linné abweichender Nomenklatur. - Papier durchgehend leicht gebräunt. Rücken mit Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen und Wurmlöchern im Lederbezug. Sprache: N Halblederband der Zeit mit goldpeprägtem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND.

      Clarendon Press 1766-1769., London - Four volumes in 1/2 butterscotch calf over marbled boards. Rebacked. Maroon morocco spine labels, gilt. Spine with raised bands. Random foxing particularly to preliminary leaves. A nice wide-margined set, with the majority of the text fine and fresh. The first volume is a SECOND EDITION, the remaining three volumes are FIRST EDITIONS. The foundations of English law rest extensively on this important work. (Printing And The Mind Of Man 212). Quarto

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND (FOUR VOLUMES)

      The Clarendon Press, Oxford 1769 - Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1766-1769. 4to (approx 8.25 x 10.5"). Four volumes: (iv), iv, 485, (i); (viii), 520, xix; viii, 455, xxvii; viii, 436, vii, (40) pp. Half calf over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt titles and decoration on red and black labels in two compartments, volume numbers, gilt, in gilt borders in one compartment. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with two copperplate tables, Table of Consanguinity and fold-out Table of Descents in Volume Two. MIXED FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS IN MATCHING BINDINGS. Volumes One and Two are Second Editions, Volumes Three and Four are First Editions. All volumes are in excellent condition. The front hinges are starting in volumes one and two. A former owner's name (John Black) is neatly written on each title page. The boards are all very lightly bumped. The hinges in volumes one and two have been professionally reinforced (c. 1890?). Very light, mild foxing throughout. Both Tables are in excellent condition. VERY GOOD. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history. Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful.". 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Paraguay. Containing Amongst Many Other New, Curious, and Interesting Particulars of that Country, a Full and Authentic Account of the Establishments Formed There by the Jesuits, from Among the Savage Natives, in the Very Centre of Barbarism: Establishments Allowed to Have Realized the Sublime Ideas of Fenelon, Sir Thomas More, and Plato. In Two Volumes

      Dublin: Printed for P. & W. Wllson (sic), H. Saunders, etc.. 1769. First Edition. Hardcover. vii, 463pp; viii, 415pp. Contemporary full calf with black morocco labels stamped in gold on the spine, edges stamped in blind. Wear to extremities, rubbing to covers, joints partially cracked, mild foxing to text blocks. A good set. Sabin 12133.; Octavo .

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        Yu le Grand et Confucius, Histoire Chinoise.

      A Soissons, de l'Imprimerie de Ponce Courtois, Imprimeur du Roi, M.DCC.LXIX. (1769), Avec Approbation, et Privilège du Roi. - 1 fort volume in-4, xviii-701 pp., reliure moderne plein cuir brun, dos à faux nerfs, orné de 2 tables, d'un Tableau des Gouvernements de la Chine, de 5 Tableaux des Productions du Pays et des Marchandises. Les tableaux dépliants sont un peu froissés et les pliures fragiles, bon état général. 4 parties en 1 volume. Importante étude sur les origines de l'Empire Chinois et sur le développement de Confucius. L'auteur, M. Clerc était ancien Médecin des Armées du Roi, Inspecteur de l'Hôpital de S.A.I. Monseigneur le Grand-Duc de Russie, de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St Pétersbourg, actuellement Médecin de S.A.S. Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans. Il établit un parallèle entre les Empereurs de Chine et ceux de Russie.

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        Dziggetai

      - A detailed hand colored lithograph by Frederic Cuvier (1769-1832) & Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) from their sweeping book "Histoire Naturelle des Mammiferes, avec les figures originales." that was published in Paris in 1824-42. Overall this print measures 12” x 18”. This rare publication of mammals was originally published in 72 parts (to be bound in seven volumes) under the auspices of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris. The animals were drawn from life mainly at the zoo Jardin des Plantes in Paris. The majority of the descriptions were by Cuvier, with Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire editing the work and providing occasional articles (indicating by his initials at the end of each article). The two final parts were edited and seen through the press by Cuvier’s son. A quarto edit was started in 1826, but ceased publication (with the 13th part) in July 1833. These are among some of the most exquisitely rendered images of animals ever published. Cuvier has successfully brought each animal to life by his exceptional talent for detail without forgetting the characteristics that give them personality. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing and staining throughout.

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