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        Lionceaux Ages d'un Jour

      - 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Sixty Vases by English French and Italien (sic) Masters

      London: Darly, 1769. Full Calf. Good. Oblong, 18 by 24 cm. Fifty engraved leaves, including title page. These styles it would seem were for sale by Darly. Darly and his wife had a print shop on the Strand that was best known for caricature prints of Darly's design, but Darly also had a strong reputation in furniture design, both as an actual designer and as an artist and print engraver of designs. He incidentally did many of the engravings for Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. Contemporary mottled calf. Joints repaired. Repair to tear in second plate. Light soiling throughout.

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        Dissertazione italiana e francese sopra la produzione dé coralli e riflessioni critiche sopra i Polipi creduti costruttori dei medesimi coralli.

      In Firenze, nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Allegrini e Comp. 1769 - In 8vo, pp. XII, pp. 98. Due timbri di biblioteca al frontespizio e uno sulla seconda carta. Mezza pelle posteriore, titolo in oro al dorso. Il corallo nei suoi vari colori ed una dotta confutazione della teoria secondo la quale il corallo é prodotto da polipi. L'origine vegetale del corallo con ampi richiami scientifici a tutti i naturalisti suoi contemporanei e classici. 3 immagini allegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historiae Naturalis de Arboribus et Plantis. Libri X.

      Franciscus Josephus Eckebrecht, Heilbronn 1769 - Expertly bound to style in half 18th century russia over contemporary paper boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, red stained edges A fine set of the second edition of this important 17th-century survey of the known botanical world. Jonston was a "Polish physician of Scottish extraction who wrote numerous works on medicine, natural history, and more miscellaneous subjects" (Johnston). The original edition of this work was first published in Frankfurt in 1662 under the title Dendrographiae sive Historiae Naturalis de Arboribus et Fructibus. The present edition was published by Eckebrecht after he had acquired the complete set of the original printing plates for that 1662 edition. These he reprinted and added the second edition of the text. Cf. Johnston Cleveland 233 (1662 edition); cf. Nissen BBI 1007; Plesch Sale lot 409; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 3408. (13 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches). 2 letterpress titles in red and black, text in double columns. Engraved allegorical frontispiece by Melchior Küsell after Matthaeus Merian, 137 engraved plates after Matthaeus Merian. (Gathering 3F in vol.I misbound after 3H. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "A musical dictionary: containing a full explanation of all the terms made use of in the historical, theoretical, and practical parts of music: also explanations of the doctrines of ancient music, and mathematical and philosophical inquiries into the nature of sound … By James Grassineau [i.e. Sebastien de Brossard]. A new edition, to which is added an appendix, selected from the Dictionnaire de Musique of M. Rousseau: containing all the new improvements in music since the first publication of this dictionary…"

      London: J. Robson. 1769. "8vo, pp. v, [1], ix-xii, 347, [1], [4], 52; Rousseau's appendix with a separate title-p., 4 engraved plates (2 folding), musical notation throughout the text; clean tear in Y2, front joint cracked, but generally a nice copy in orig. calf-backed marbled boards, uncut, red morocco label on spine. Includes observations on the phenomena of sound, and concords and discords. Vancil p. 35 citing the first edition of 1740 (without the appendix by Rousseau); Zischka, p. 162; not in Tonelli."

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        A musical dictionary: containing a full explanation of all the terms made use of in the historical, theoretical, and practical parts of music: also explanations of the doctrines of ancient music, and mathematical and philosophical inquiries into the nature of sound By James Grassineau [i.e. Sebastien de Brossard]. A new edition, to which is added an appendix, selected from the Dictionnaire de Musique of M. Rousseau: containing all the new improvements in music since the first publication of this dictionary

      J. Robson, London 1769 - 8vo, pp. v, [1], ix-xii, 347, [1], [4], 52; Rousseau's appendix with a separate title-p., 4 engraved plates (2 folding), musical notation throughout the text; clean tear in Y2, front joint cracked, but generally a nice copy in orig. calf-backed marbled boards, uncut, red morocco label on spine. Includes observations on the phenomena of sound, and concords and discords. Vancil p. 35 citing the first edition of 1740 (without the appendix by Rousseau); Zischka, p. 162; not in Tonelli. [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: En el qual 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 descripción muy circunstanciada del Estrecho de Magallanes, y de cierta Nación de Gigantes, llamados Patagones, con una lámina que los representa &C. Traducido del inglés e ilustrado con notas sobre muchos puntos de geographía, de phísica, de historia natural, de comercio &c. Por el Dr. D. Casimiro de Ortega.

      - M., Francisco Mariano Nipho, 1769, 20,5 x 15 cm., pergamino, lámina grabada al cobre + 8 h. + 245 págs. (Ejemplar falto del mapa que acompaña a esta obra. 1ª edición española mas apreciada que el mismo original inglés por las notas y adiciones del traductor).

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        A Dissertation on the Use of Sea Water in the Diseases of the Glands

      London: W Owen, 1769 In contemporary brown leather, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, a few marks. Spine has raised bands, gilt tooling, a little faded, title in gilt to red leather label, leather a little chipped at edges. Internally, bookplate to fpd (Mr J Bluett), lacking ffep, some offsetting at titlepage, dedication by W Owen to the Royal College of Physicians, advert, 2 pages of B&W plates 1 showing Windpipe and lungs, the other plate showing coral, [4], (xii), [8], 379 pp, 2 pls, [1] adverts, text block edges reddened. Discusses most of the spas in England and Llandrindod. Fascinating! Title continues: Particularly the Scurvy, Jaundice, Kings-Evil, Leprosy and the Glandular Consumption....etc To which is added, a translation of Dr Speeds commentary of sea water. Also an account of the nature, properties and uses of all the remarkable Mineral Water in Great Britain and the Foreign Mineral Waters of Pyrmont, Spa and Seltzer. (ESTC N66124. COPAC. WorldCat)Russell, physician, who in the 1720s observed how people living on the coast drank sea water to cure diseases of the lower belly, and at Leiden he was considering how to treat glandular secretions. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Nova, e curiosa relação de hum grande regulo usurpador de reynos alheyos, que novamente se levantou na India, para interter utilmente aos curiosos.

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Domingos Gonsalves, 1769. - Woodcut vignette of two ships at sea on title page. On p. 3, half-page woodcut of a fortress being bombarded; the town in the foreground has both a minaret and a steeple with a cross. Lower part of title page double-printed (as if the page shifted in the press). 14 pp. 4°, nineteenth-century quarter cloth over black-and-white marbled boards (hinges weak). Browned (mostly light; title page and final leaf a bit darker). In good to very good condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this newsletter relating to conflicts between the Mughal and Maratha empires. The focus is on "Aliakan," who learned military training from the Portuguese in Goa, then went on to capture Canará (southern India, modern presidency of Madras) and Sunda (north of Goa). OCLC catalogues the work under "Haidar Ali, Nawab of Mysore" (ca. 1722-1782), but the details given here do not seem to correspond with Haidar Ali's biography.---- Not located in Coimbra, @Miscelâneas. Figanière 986. Not in Innocêncio. Not in Pope. Not in Scholberg. NUC: MH, ICN. OCLC: 22318044 (Newberry Library, Houghton Library, Princeton University, British Library). Not located in Porbase. Copac repeats British Library. A search in KVK (46 databases, including the British, French, North German, Austrian, Italian, Swedish and Portuguese union catalogues, as well as the Library of Congress, etc.), located only one copy, at British Library. Not located in The European Library (72 databases searched). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: Translated Out of the Original Tongues, with Annotations

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, 1769-1772. (BIBLE, ENGLISH) Second Baskerville Bible, with first state title-page (dated 1769). Folio. Engraved frontispiece, 9 copperplates; unpaginated [1144 pages]. Full contemporary mottled calf, gilt; rubbed and scuffed, some offsetting from plates, light soiling throughout, previous owner's note affixed to front pastedown, else a handsome, sturdy copy. Gaskell 35; Pardoe p. 105 . The second edition of Baskerville's masterpiece, following the 1763 first edition. Issued in parts, this copy retains the first-state title page, dated 1769

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        Istoria del regno di Napoli. Nella quale si raccontano I fatti piu importanti dalla morte dell'imperadore Federico II. Fino a'tempi di Fernandino I. d'Aragona. In questa nuova edizione diligentemente emendata, e correta, colla via dell'autore.

      nella stamperia di Giovanni Gravier 1769 - - nella stamperia di Giovanni Gravier, Napoli 1769, in 4 (24,3x19,5cm), XXVIII. 616pp., Un Vol. relié. - Nouvelle édition contenant la vie de l'auteur. L'édition originale date de 1582. Plein Vélin d'époque, reliure italienne à dos lisse et pièces de titres beige et noire. Angelo di Costanza (1507-1591) fut un célèbre poète italien de la renaissance italienne natif de Naples. Il compila cette histoire de Naples qui couvre la période médiévale de 1250 à 1486. Coiffe de tête en partie élimée portant une déchirure sur un cm avec les mors supérieurs fendus et ouverts. Voir Brunet II, 322 qui ne cite pas cette édition mais stipule deux rééditions à Naples en 1710 et 1735. XXVIII. 616pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Constitutio Criminalis Theresiana oder der Romisch-Kaiserl. zu Hungarn und Boheim, &c. &c. Konig. Apost. Maiestat Maria Theresia Erzherzogin zu Osterreich, &c. &c. Peinliche Gerischtsordnung.

      Vienna: Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, 1769. - folio. pp. 8 p.l., 282, lvi. 27 engravings in the text & 3 folding engraved plates (incl. in pagination). woodcut ornaments & initials. full contemporary dark brown morocco, lettered in gilt on upper cover: ‘Constitutio Criminalis Theresiana Spectans Ad Antiquam Civitatem Voitsbergensem 1773 Antonius Josephus Schilcher P.T. Judex Civitatis Voitsberga’ (bit rubbed, some browning & foxing, marginal dampstain to last section containing engravings, folding plates dampstained & repaired -1 with some loss of text). Inscribed on front blank: " Mathias Schuemacker Superioris Austriae Jo. J. Syndrins Voitsberga 1773". First Edition of the famous criminal code of Maria Theresa, which redefined torture as "a subsidiary means of eliciting truth". Torture could be applied to obtain confessions only in cases where condemnation would have involved capital or severe corporal punishment. A remarkable publication, including graphic illustrations of instruments and methods of torture (thumb-screws, stocks, racks, burning candles, leg vices, winches, the ‘Viennese shoe’), with detailed and precise instructions on their use. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th Edn.), this illustrated edition was suppressed by Prince Kaunitz, chancellor of state and advisor to the Empress, a few days after its appearance. Torture was formally abolished in the empire in 1776. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Description de villes de Berlin et de Potsdam et de tout ce qu'elles constiennent de plus remarcquable. Traduit de l'allemand.

      Berlin. F. Nicolai, 1769.. 8vo. 10 Bll., 622 SS., 6 Bll. mit 2 mehrfach gefalteten gestochenen Plänen. Moderner marmorierter Halblederband im Stil der Zeit, mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung.. Im Jahr der deutschen Erstausgabe erschienene erste farnzösische Übersetzung der "bewundernswerten Darstellung, [die] noch heute als erste und immer noch vorzüglich benutzbare Stadtbeschreibung der preußischen Hauptstadt [gilt]." (Raabe, Nicolai S. 42). Mit den gefalteten Kupferstich-Plänen von Berlin und Postdam. - Titel mit gekrönten Monogramm-Stempel, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten.

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        TRAITE de la FABRIQUE DES MANOEUVRES POUR LES VAISSEAUX, où L'ART DE LA CORDERIE PERFECTIONNE. Seconde edition, dans laquelle on a ajouté ce qui regarde les Cordages gaudronnés.

      Chez Desaint, París 1769 - 4º, XVIp (incl. port. con franja restaurada, sólo afecta a florón grab.), XXXVIp, 13 láms. despl, 572p, 1h, alg. hoja tostada con leve polilla (no afecta). Plena piel época, lomo con nervios y cuajado (algo det.), cortes pintados. - Una de las obras más raras y difíciles de encontrar de este afamado autor. Capitulares, viñetas, florones y bellas láminas despl. grabadas al cobre. 1769

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        Prodigiosa Vida del Muy Ilustre Varon, y Extatico Heroe, Comunmente Conocido por el P. de la Caridad, y por el Predicador del Amor de Dios

      Antonio Marin 1769 - (OO3) - Madrid - Fundador de la Sagrada Religion de los Clerigos Menores. Dividese en tres partes - Gran grabado de época en el frontispicio a página completa del autor - Contiene 6[h] + 452[p] - Ejemplar encuadernado en cuero completo con relieves en el lomo - Cantos pintados - Excelente estado

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        Therapeutice specialis ad Febres Periodicas Perniciosas, cui subnectuntur responsiones jatro-apologeticae ad Clarissimum Ramazzinum: addita in hac Editione Auctoris Vita a Ludovico Antonio Muratorio conscripta.

      apud Laurentium Basilium,, Venetiis, 1769 - In-4° (242x175mm), pp. XLIV, 484, legatura coeva p. pelle marrone marmorizzata con titolo e decori floreali e vegetali in oro entro scomparti su dorso a nervi. Bella antiporta in rame con figure allegoriche e ritratto del'autore in ovale inciso da F. M. Francia, identica a quella delle edizioni precedenti. Marca tipografica al frontespizio. Testatine, capilettera e finalini ornati e arabescati. Una grande e bella tavola ripiegata f.t. incisa in rame con rappresentazione dei diversi tipi di febbri disposti in forma di albero genealogico. Testo su due colonne. Indice su due colonne in fine. Annotazioni antiche al contropiatto posteriore, un alone al contropiatto anteriore. Bell'esemplare. Sesta edizione (la prima è del 1709), riproducente l'antiporta e la tavola ripiegata dell'edizione del 1730. Rara e non segnalata dall'Hirsch. All'opera sono premesse la vita del Torti scritta da Ludovico Antonio Muratori (pp. VI-XV) e lettere del Torti stesso al Muratori, nonchè una dedicatoria a Rinaldo I di Modena, Reggio e Mirandola.Alle "Therapeutices Specialis" seguono le "Responsiones Jatro-Apologeticae ad ipsam Dissertationem De Abusu Chinae Chinae" (pp. 333-452; risposte del Torti alla dissertazione di Bernardino Ramazzini) e una "Dissertatio epistolaris prima circa Mercurii motiones in Barometro" (pp. 453 e sgg.). Francesco Torti (Modena, 1658-ivi, 1741), da non confondere con l'omonimo scrittore del secondo Settecento, si laureò in medicina nell'Archiginnasio bolognese a 20 anni e a soli 23 ebbe la cattedra di medicina nella città natale. Membro della Royal Society londinese, medico di Francesco II di Modena e del cardinale Rinaldo, fu autore di un'importante classificazione delle febbri perniciose malariche (il termine malaria fu da lui introdotto nella terminologia medica) e introduttore della loro terapia con la china. A proposito delle dosi e dei medicamenti ebbe una cordiale polemica col Ramazzini. Tra gli altri meriti, riconobbe nella corteccia peruviana lo specifico contro la malaria, dimostrò l'identità eziologica delle perniciose e delle subcontinue e aggiunse nuovi tipi di intermittenti a quelle già descritte dal Mercati e dal Morton. Blake, p. 456. De Renzi, "Storia della medicina in Italia", IV, passim. Capparoni, II, p. 78. Castiglioni, "Storia della medicina", p. 562. Cat. Vinciana, 2063: ".È l'opera più importante dell'A., nella quale egli sostiene per primo tra gli italiani, insieme ai medici inglesi Sydenham e Morton, l'uso della china-china nelle febbri perniciose intermittenti, ne prescrive la maniera e le circostanze, introducendo il termine "malaria" nel vocabolario medico. Interessante il V libro che tratta della corteccia peruviana". Tiraboschi, "Biblioteca Modenese", V, p. 275. Brunet, V, 892: "Ouvrage très estimé". Graesse, VII, 177. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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        Serie degli uomini i più illustri nella pittura, scultura, e architettura: con i loro elogi, e ritratti incisi in rame cominciando dalla sua prima restaurazione fino ai tempi presenti.

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

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

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

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

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

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        OSSERVAZIONI CRITICHE sopra le antichità cristiane di Cingoli.

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

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        Allgemeines Pommersches Repertorium. In Alphabetischen Anweisungen und Auszügen aus den von ihm gesammleten und durch den Druck bekannt gemachten auch andren Landes-Gesetzen und Constitutionen älterer und neuerer Zeit.

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

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

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

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        Traité sur les maladies des yeux, dans lequel l'auteur, après avoir exposé les différentes méthodes de faire l'opération de la Cataracte, propose un instrument nouveau qui fixe l'oeil tout à la fois & opere la section de la cornée.

      - Lyon, V. Reguilliat, 1769. With an engraved folding plate. 2 lvs., 16, 445, 1 pp., 1 lf. 8vo. Nice contemporary marbled calf, richly gilt back.*Wellcome III, 176. Waller No. 3804. First edition of an early work devoted exclusively to ophthalmology and surgery of the eye. Guérin describes the different methods of cataract operations and proposes a new method, using an instrument, of his own design, which is illustrated in two figures on the folding plate. Pierre Guérin was chief surgeon in Lyon, from about 1800 he practiced in Bordeaux. - On title old handwritten ownership entry 'Ex Bibliothecâ de Gerland.'; a very well preserved copy.[(1619)] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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        Le breviaire des politiques.

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

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      Henry Beevor, London 1769 - American Colonies; British America; British Colonies; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; BLAND, RICHARD. An Enquiry in to the Rights of the British Colonies. In a Letter to the Author of The Regulations, &c. [London, 1769]. As included in: * The Political Register, and Impartial Review of New Books. For MDCCLXIX. London: for Henry Beevor, 1769. 8vo, original calf and marbled boards, raised bands, leather spine label, (i) 392 pages plus several inserted engraved plates. Covers sound but worn with scuffing, text tight, mild aging, brief worming at title page and ensuing few leaves, Bland's text on pages 9-27 with few very tiny worm holes at first few of those pages. Bland's essay on the rights of colonists was initially published in Williamsburg in 1766 (he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates) , and excerpts were included in the Virginia Gazette of May 30, 1766, but not reprinted elsewhere in the colonies, and not in England until 1769 as a separate pamphlet. The printing of the complete text in The Political Register either preceded the pamphlet or was simultaneous. Bland's essay was one of the first detailed and lengthy considerations of the dubious right and legality of new British taxes on the colonists, and was remarkable for including the author's name on the 1766 original edition (which did put Bland into serious trouble with the Virginia governor). Immediately following Bland's text is the texts of October, 1768, correspondence to and from General Gage and members of the Massachusetts-Bay council regarding the need for the recent arrival and posting of British troops in Boston. The publishing magazine- THE POLITICAL REGISTER AND IMPARTIAL REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS is scarce in any case and this is the quite Rare Vol IV. Also available are graphics of first title page and book's exterior. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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        Variétés Littéraires, ou Recueil de Pièces tant originales que traduites, concernant la Philosophie, la Littérature & les Arts. [4 tomes]

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

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        La Henriade.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Christophorus Jacobus Trew

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

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        Juicio Imparcial sobre las Letras, en forma de Breve, que ha publicado la Curia Romana, en que se intentan derogar ciertos Edictos del Serenísimo Señor Infante DUQUE DE PARMA, y disputarle la Soberanía temporal con este pretexto. SIGUE: Apéndice de documentos al Juicio Imparcial Sobre el Monitorio de Roma, publicado contra las Regalías de Parma, Madrid, MDCCLXIX [1769]

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

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        Antiquities, Historical and Monumental, of the County of Cornwall .

      W. Bowyer and J. Nicols., London 1769 - Consisting of several essays on the Druid-Superstition, Customs, and remains of the most remote antiquity, in Britain, and the British Isles: exemplified and proved by monuments now extant in Cornwall and the Scilly Islands, with a vocabulary of the Cornu-British language. William Borlase, Rector of Ludgvan. Folio, xvi, 464 pp. folding engraved map and numerous engraved plates, thirty seven in total. small water mark to lower margin. Original calf, quality period matching style reback, raised bands, red leather title label. Excellent Clean Crisp Copy of this Scarce Edition. 1754

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

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

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

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

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

      St. Petersburg, Russia 1769 -

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

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

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