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

      Only edition of a pro-Wilkes tract, calling the "Case Considered" (attributed on occasion to Blackstone) "very full and very learned" but irrelevant, and concluding with an express citation to Blackstone's Commentaries in support of seating Wilkes. Modern marbled wraps, very light browning, and the half-title somewhat dusty, else a very good copy; 60 pages. Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Maall, London, 1769.

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

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

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        Anfangsgründe der Geburtshilfe zum Gebrauche seiner Vorlesungen.

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

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        Anfangsgründe der Geburtshilfe zum Gebrauche seiner Vorlesungen. Mit Kupfern.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall'architettura Egizia, Etrusca, Greca.

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

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

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

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        Panorama ('Landgräflich Hessen Darmstädter, u. Fürstlich Oranien Nassauisches Embser Bad in Prospect jenseit des Lahn Flussses anzusehen').

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

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        DIALOGUES ON ENTOMOLOGY, in which the forms and habits of insects are familiarly explained.

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

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        Wie die Alten den Tod gebildet. Eine Untersuchung.

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

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        Mechanick Dialling; Or the New Art of Shadows, Freed from the Many Obscurities, Superfluities and Errors of Former Writers on this Subject

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

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

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

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

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

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        Werken - 2 Bände

      U.a. Hendrik van der Deyster / Leiden 1769 - Halbledereinbände der Zeit. 16,5x11cm. Mischauflage, nach 1769, verschiedene Verleger. Band 1: Spiegel van den Ouden en Nieuwen Tydt. Laatsten druk. Erve H. van der Putte en B. Boekhout. Ohne Datum. Frontispiz, 1 p. Titel, (12), 335 pp., 1 p. Verlagswerbung. Nuttelyck Huys-Boeck. De Overgebleven Gedichten. Lof-en Rouw-Gedichten. Tweede druk. Hendrik van der Deyster, 1769. Vortitel, Frontispiz, Titel, (6), 321 pp., (10). Band 2: Ouderdom, Buyten Leven, en Hof Gedachten. Erve A. van deer Putte. Ohne Datum. Frontispiz, Titel, (12), 246, (2) 94, (2) pp. Invallende Gedachten. 82 pp. Aspasia, Bly-endig Spel. Frontispiz, 86 pp. Afbeeldinge van’t Huwelyk. Gefaltetes Frontispiz, 32 pp. Dood-Kiste voor de Levendige. Gefaltetes Frontispiz, 204, (4) pp. Tagtig Jarig Leven en Huyshoudinge. 46 pp. Einbände mit Rückenvergoldung, berieben aber fest. Reich illustrierte Werkausgabe, mit vielen Stichen im Text. Die Stiche teilweise etwas flau. Innen gut erhalten, nahezu fleckenfrei [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The history and present state of electricity, with original experiments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        An Universal Dictionary of the Marine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Letters to the Right Honourable the Earl of Hillsborough, from Governor Bernard, General Gage, and the Honourable His Majesty's Council for the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, with an Appendix containing Divers Proceedings referred to in the said Letters

      (Boston) / London: (Edes and Gill) / J. Almon, 1769 (Boston) / London: (Edes and Gill) / J. Almon. 1769. First UK edition. Paperback. Fine. 1769, First UK Edition. 163 pp., (pages 123* and 124* inserted between 122 and 123). Lacks original covers, ads and endpapers. Neatly respined with old binder's tape. Bright, complete contents. HOWES B382, ''cover one and a half years of New England political dissensions.'' Digital images available upon request.

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

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

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        Min Son pa Galejan, Eller en Ostindisk Resa, Innehallande Allahanda Bläckhornskram, Samlade pa Skeppet Finland,

      . Som Afseglade ifran Götheborg i Dec. 1769, och aterkom dersammastädes i Jun. 1771. Stockh.: Joh. Christ. Holmberg 1781. 2 vols. 132 + 120 p. + Strödda Anmärkningar Under en utländsk Resa [continuation of "Min Son pa Galejan]. Stockh.: J.C. Holmberg & L.W. 1781. 80 p. Bound in one contp. halfleatherbinding, joints weak. Weakly browning and stained. 1 page nicely restored at the buttom margin (c. 1x2 cm) without loss of text. * Jacob Wallenberg was employed as a priest i Ostindiska Kompagniet, which had monopoly on the Canton-shippingtrade. He made in all 3 journeys to the East Indies and it is the impressions and adventures from these journeys he here is telling in a humorous sense. The book was published after his death only 32 years old, and it is considered a most outstanding work in the 18th century Swedish literature.<br>Bernströms uppl. B. Abesten 169..

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        Der Arzt. Eine medicinische Wochenschrift

      Hamburg, Lüneburg und Leipzig, Berth (neueste von dem Verfasser verbesserte und viel vermehrte Auflage. Zweyter Druck), 1769 (12 Bände in 6 Bänden).. 21 x 13cm, zeitgen. Pappbände mit marmoriertem Bezug, Rückenschild mit goldgeprägtem Titel; Porträtstich von Unzer zu Beginn von Bd. 1, Titelblätter mit schönen jeweils unterschiedlichen Vignetten; 23 Bl., 710 S.; 5 Bl., 708 S.; 3 Bl., 660 S.; 5 Bl., 690 S.; 5 Bl., 690 S.; 5 Bl., 672 S.; 50 Bl. "Vollständiges Register über alle sechs Bände des Arztes". neue verbesserte Auflage der insgesamt 12 Bände umfassenden populärmedizischen Zeitschrift von Unzer (erstmals 1759 erschienen) mit über 300 aufklärerischen, humorvollen und "wissenschaftlichen" Arbeiten zu Medizin, Hygiene, Diätetik: von den "üblen Gewohnheiten bei unsern Gastgeboten" kommt er zu den Modenarrheiten, plaudert über das Kölnische Wasser, kämpft teils erbittert gegen den Alkohol, nimmt in einem späteren Stück aber die Schärfe der Attacke wieder heraus, schreibt über Sterndeutung, Seelenwanderung, Melancholie, Fallsucht u.v.m.. - sehr schöne Reihe!

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        Geschichte des Prinzen Biribinker. Ein Comischer Roman, aus den Schriften des berühmten Herrn Wielands gezogen.

      Ulm, Albrecht Friederich Bartholomäi, 1769.. 2 Bll. 129 S., 1 w. Bl. Hübsche, rotgelb gemusterte Interimskartonage.. Günther/Zeilinger 584. - Seit 1950 kein Exemplar im JbdA. - Erste Einzelausgabe des ersten Kunstmärchens in deutscher Sprache, erschien erstmals 1764 in Don Sylvio. - Kanten des Kartons tls. etwas berieben. Nur wenig fleckiges, recht gutes Exemplar!

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        Aneuroysmatis spurii. Post venae basilicae sectionem orti historia et curatio.

      Nürnberg, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1769.. Klein-4°. 1 n.n. Bl., 46 S. Mit 3 gefalteten teilkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit.. Blake 458. - Hirsch VI, 6 (ohne diesen Titel). - Trew (1696-1769) war der berühmteste Medizner Nürnbergs seiner Zeit, Professor und Dekan der Universität. Hirsch erwähnt, dass Trew ca. 137 selbstständige Publikationen veröffentlichte. - Mit gestochenen Exlibris "Conte de Carburi".

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        INSTITUTIONS NEWTONIENNES; OU, INTRODUCTION A LA PHILOSOPHIE DE M. NEWTON.

      Guillyn, Paris 1769 - B&W Illustrations; 7 folding engraved plates on 6 leaves [ the often errant plate 4 is present], Lvi, xlix, [3], 393, [3] pages. 8vo, 198x122 mm, contemporary sheep gilt with morocco lettering piece, spine ends with shallow wear, cover corners worn through, 19th-century Ricasoli-Firidolfi armorial bookplate on title verso (slightly wrinkling the paper). NOTES: Second edition of an introduction to Newtonian mathematics and physics originally published in 1747. Pages 327-59 contain a summary of the author's 1748 prize essay on the effects of attraction on capillary phenomena, "the most successful of Sigorgne's efforts to apply the concept of universal gravitation" (DSB). Babson 112; DSB XII, 430; Wallis 150.001.; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Letter from a Member of Parliament to One of His Constituents, on the Late Proceedings of the House of Commons in the Middlesex Elections. With a Postscript . . . on a Pamphlet entitled, "The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex" [etc.]

      Printed for M. Hingeston, in the Strand [etc.] [four lines], London 1769 - Disbound, else a very good, crisp, untrimmed copy, without the half-title; 86+8 pages A first-rate critique of the House of Commons' attempt to bar John Wilkes from sitting in Parliament, targeting Blackstone directly, both with substantial quotations from his Commentaries and, in the postscript, as the anti-Wilkes "chief Engineer"

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        Belisaire Drame en cinq actes et en vers

      Paris - Chez Lejai, 1769. Paris - Chez Lejai, 1769 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Scarce French play by D&#39;Ozicourt. It is disbound but loose in card covers. Condition: The binding is firm and all pages are attached. It is disbound and loose inside card covers. There is some very mild wear to the covers. Internally the book is generally clean and bright apart from some mild spotting and the odd handling mark. There is some slight worming throughout the book but this does not affect the text..

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        A Discourse Delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy, on the Distribution of the Prizes, Dec. 10, 1790. By the President

      Printed by Thomas Cadell. Printed by Thomas Cadell. First edition.. Wrappers worn and chipped at the corners; stitching gone; some foxing; a sound copy.. NCBEL II, 1176; not in Rothschild. 4to, original marbled wrappers, 31 pages. The final lecture in the series of fifteen Discourses delivered by Reynolds at the Royal Academy between 1769 & 1790. A fine association copy: inscribed on the half-title to ?Gen?l Burgoyne / from the Author.? Just below that is the annotation, in the elegant hand of Peter Mequignon, ?and given by Gen. Burgoyne to / his gratefull and affectionate Servant / Mequignon.? Burgoyne also inscribed the front free endpaper to ?Mr. Mequignon pupil of the royal academy.? The great painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) and the dashing soldier, dramatist and politician John Burgoyne (1722-1792) were immortally linked in 1766 when Reynolds painted the vigorous and romantic portrait of 'Gentleman Johnny' in the scarlet uniform of the 16th Light Dragoons that now hangs in the Frick Collection in New York. By 1791 Burgoyne was far past his military and political activities and was enjoying great success as a playwright. Dublin-born Peter Mequignon (1769-1826) was a student at the School of Painting at the Royal Academy from 1788 to the mid 1790s. He painted portraits and dramatic subjects in London and Dublin but left no mark on the history of art.

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

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

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        Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Chirurgie.

      Paris, 1761-1769 - 5 vol. in-4 (18 x 25 cm) ; T.I : Paris, P.A. Le Prieur, 1761, XL, 778, (2) pp., front., 20 pl. ; T.II : Paris, P.A. Le Prieur, 1769, XCVII, (7), 612 pp., front., 22 pl. ; T.III : Paris, Delaguette, 1757, (6), 139, (5), 680, (2) pp., front., 19 pl. ; T.IV : Paris, P.A. Le Prieur, 1768, (4), 123, (1), 699, (1) pp., front., 9 pl. (dont 1 pl. dépl. d'instruments non numérotée) ; T. V : Paris, P.Fr. Didot le jeune, 1774, XVI, 928 pp., front., 19 pl. ; pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches rouges, reliures frottées avec épidermures, intérieur en bon état (quelques pâles rousseurs, rares et petites mouillures marginales), cachet ex-libris (du XVIIIe s.) relativement élégant d'un chirurgien militaire (Salleneuve) sur les pages de titre des 4 premiers volumes. Deuxième édition pour les deux premiers tomes et édition originale pour les trois suivants, en reliure uniforme, de l'ensemble des mémoires publiés par l'Académie Royale de Chirurgie au XVIIIe siècle. Cette Académie fut créée en 1731 par les deux premiers chirurgiens du roi, Mareschal et La Peyronie, qui souhaitaient une institution comparable à l'Académie des Sciences. Elle eut un rayonnement considérable. Ces volumes renferment des mémoires des grands chirurgiens français de l'époque et certains de ces mémoires constituent des pièces majeures dans l'histoire de la chirurgie. Ils sont illustrés de 5 frontispices et de 89 planches de grande qualité. Parmi ces mémoires, on retient avant tout ceux de : - La Peyronie (T.I), sur la maladie à laquelle il laissa son nom (Garrison & Morton, 4163) - Quesnay, sur les plaies de la tête et l'opération du trépan (T.I) - Daviel sur l'extraction de la cataracte (T. II), technique inventée par lui (Garrison & Morton, 5829). Daviel y expose sa technique (extraction extracapsulaire après incision de la cornée) et les résultats (182 succès sur 206 interventions), nettement supérieurs à ceux obtenus avec la méthode traditionnelle par abaissement. Cette publication eut un retentissement considérable, ayant transformé le pronostic fonctionnel des patients atteints de cataracte et souvent alors voués à la cécité. - Le Dran (T.III), sur le cancer, avec la reconnaissance de ses stades évolutifs (Garrison & Morton, 2607) - Louis, sur la bronchotomie (T. IV) et sur les tumeurs fongueuses de la dure-mère (T. V). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Answer to a Pamphlet Entitled, "The Question Stated, Whether The Freeholders of Middlesex forfeited their Right by Voting for Mr. Wilkes at the last Election? In a Letter from a Member of Parliament to one of his Constituents" [etc.]. Not in Eller

      Printed for James Fletcher [and two others] [etc.], London 1769 - Disbound, laid into modern marbled wraps, some foxing and the margins cut somewhat close, a sound copy; 38 pages, without the half title Part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament, the postscript possibly by Blackstone, accused of saying one thing in his 'Commentaries' and another as a Member of Parliament, in Ian Doolittle's words "caught leaden-footed in debate" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Médecine de l'esprit. Où l'on cherche: le méchanisme du corps qui influe sur les fonctions de l'âme, les causes physiques qui rendent ce méchanisme ou défectueux, ou plus parfait, les moyens qui peuvent l'entretenir dans son état libre et le rectifier lorsqu'il est gêné.

      Paris, Ganeau 1769 - 2 volumes in-12 [165 x 89 mm]. Collation : (2), XX, (4), 543 pp. / (4), 484, (2) pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.) Seconde édition. L'auteur a profondément remanié son ouvrage. "J'y ai substitué tout ce que m'a suggéré une expérience acquise depuis vingt-cinq années que cet ouvrage a été composé." Livre qui "a exercé une influence certaine sur ceux qui, à cette époque, se sentaient attirés vers l'étude des phénomènes psychiques." (Semelaigne pp. 63-66). Ex-libris manuscrit de l'époque sur le titre : Pagès. Très petites piqûres de vers sur le caisson inférieur d'un volume. Très bel exemplaire. // You can browse all my books on latude.net

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        Lettres cabalistiques ou correspondence philosophique, historique et critique, entre deux cabalistes, divers esprits elementaires, & le seigneur Astaroth Nouvelle edition.

      A la Haye Pierre Paupie 1769-1770. 12mo. 7 volumes. Title pages printed inside a decorative border. Bound in full period calf with gilt spines. All text block edges are dyed red. Rubbing and wear is present to the bindings; the outer joints on several volumes are neatly and professionally restored. Volume II is slightly leaning in the binding. The head cap and the bottom panels of the spine to volume III are carefully repaired with some loss of gilding; the spine label to volume III is lacking and the board edges also contain spots of restoration. The interior pages of this set are generally crisp with minimal age-toning, foxing, spotting etc. An occasional minor marginal chip or tiny tear is present. Volume II reveals faint damp staining on the lower inner margins. Volume V contains a short worm track in the upper margins of the first 30 pages; two tiny worm holes (or on some leaves a small worm track) are present in the bottom margins, near the outer corners throughout. Jean-Baptiste de Boyer d'Argens (1704-1771) was a French writer and an opponent of religion. He spent much of his career in the court of Frederick the Great. His "Lettres cabalistiques," similar to his other works, contains anti-religious sentiments (particularly regarding the Jesuits) along with commentaries on the politics, philosophies and manners and customs of his times. He discusses various esoteric topics such as Kabbalah, Freemasonry, The Knights Templar, etc. " le marquis d'Argens se montre, comme du reste dans la plupart de ses ecrits, ennemi declare de la relgione et decrit, d'une facon parfois un peu libre, les travers et les ridicules des diverses confessions, en visant particulierment les Jesuites" [Dorbon-Aine]. [Caillet 1605; Yve-Plessis 868; Casanatense, Bibliotheca Magica 118 and Dorbon-Aine 985 - both listing 1737-38 edition; De Guaita 109 - listing the 1766-67 edition]. Hardcover.

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        Lettres cabalistiques ou correspondence philosophique, historique et critique, entre deux cabalistes, divers esprits elémentaires, & le seigneur Astaroth Nouvelle édition.

      Pierre Paupie 1769-1770, A la Haye - 12mo. 7 volumes. Title pages printed inside a decorative border. Bound in full period calf with gilt spines. All text block edges are dyed red. Rubbing and wear is present to the bindings; the outer joints on several volumes are neatly and professionally restored. Volume II is slightly leaning in the binding. The head cap and the bottom panels of the spine to volume III are carefully repaired with some loss of gilding; the spine label to volume III is lacking and the board edges also contain spots of restoration. The interior pages of this set are generally crisp with minimal age-toning, foxing, spotting etc. An occasional minor marginal chip or tiny tear is present. Volume II reveals faint damp staining on the lower inner margins. Volume V contains a short worm track in the upper margins of the first 30 pages; two tiny worm holes (or on some leaves a small worm track) are present in the bottom margins, near the outer corners throughout. Jean-Baptiste de Boyer d&#146;Argens (1704-1771) was a French writer and an opponent of religion. He spent much of his career in the court of Frederick the Great. His "Lettres cabalistiques," similar to his other works, contains anti-religious sentiments (particularly regarding the Jesuits) along with commentaries on the politics, philosophies and manners and customs of his times. He discusses various esoteric topics such as Kabbalah, Freemasonry, The Knights Templar, etc. " le marquis d'Argens se montre, comme du reste dans la plupart de ses écrits, ennemi déclaré de la relgione et décrit, d'une façon parfois un peu libre, les travers et les ridicules des diverses confessions, en visant particulièrment les Jésuites" [Dorbon-Ainé]. [Caillet 1605; Yve-Plessis 868; Casanatense, Bibliotheca Magica 118 and Dorbon-Ainé 985 &#150; both listing 1737-38 edition; De Guaita 109 &#150; listing the 1766-67 edition]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vite dè pittori, scultori ed architetti genovesi di Raffaello Soprani patrizio genovese. In questa seconda edizione rivedute, accresciute ed arricchite di note da Carlo Giuseppe Ratti, pittore e socio delle Accademie Ligustica e Parmense. Tomo I° e II° (quest'ultimo in continuazione dle primo è scritto dal Ratti).

      Genova, stamp. Casamata dalla cinque Lampadi 1768- 1769. - Volumi due in-8° gr. cm. 25 X 19,5 pp. VII-482-1, e 2 nn. 393 con doppio frontespizio e una ill. all'antiporta, oltre a 55 ritratti incisi n.t. legature in piena pelle coeca con nervature titoi e dorature ai dorsi. Con lievi abrasini alle cuffie. Interni in eccellente stato di conservazione e privi di fioriture. Foglio di guardia in carta marmorizzata con ex libris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of England

      sp;- London - Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1769. sp;- London - Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1769 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Volume iv of Catharine Macaulay&#39;s scarce The History of England. Bound in calf with gilt lettering and decoration. Thirdedition. Scarce. Volume4 only. Collated complete. Catharine Macaulay (1731-1791) was an English historian. She wrote a History of England from the Accession of James I to the Elevation of the House of Hanover (8volumes, 1763-83), which had great popularity in its day, some critics, e. g. Horace Walpole, placing it above Hume. Macaulay was one of the leading political activists of her day, and was involved in various reforming groups. She was an active supporter of John Wilks during the Wilkesite controversy of the 1760&#39;s and closely associated with the radical Society for the Supporters of the Bill of Rights. Her works were critically acclaimed, financially successful and politically influential in her own period. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The hinges are cracked. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are bright and generally clean with the very occasional spot and browning and on the first and last few pages only. There are some tidemarks to some of the page edges, mostly limited to the first and last few pages. There is a small ink signature on the front pastedown. Overall the condition is very good..

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        [Various Acts of Parliament and manuscript notes relating to the Window Tax]

      London: each pamplet printed by Thomas Baskett except 1769 by Mark Baskett, 1747-1769. London: each pamplet printed by Thomas Baskett except 1769 by Mark Baskett, 1747-1769. Quarter calf marbled boards, 4 raised bands, "Daylight Taxation by King Geo 2 &3rd 1746&#39; written in cntemporary hand on rear cover. Scuffed and corners bumped, juvenile ownership inscription and writing on verso of fep and first blank leaf. Octavo, (110 x 163mm). 6 pamphlets (dated 1746,1747,1748 1748,1747,1769) and 18 pages of manuscript notes, pp. [xvi]blank, 94, 8, 3-45, [2]blank, 3-12, 3-13, 3-28, [18], [16]blank. Each pamphlet has its own title pagewith engraved royal arms , and apart from introductory paragraphs and marginal notes, the text are printed in black letter. The window tax - introducd in 1696 was an unpopular tax on windows and arguably a precursor to income tax - the richer the person, the bigger the house, the more windows, the more tax they pay- a way of taxing according to income without intruding into personal finances. Some hold it to be the origin of the phrase &#39; Daylight robbery&#39; . This book contains several mid18th Century parliamentary acts concerning the Window Tax and a few leaves of manuscript notes about the rates and means of collecting the tax, and appeal procedures (possibly written by someone with the onerous task of visiting houses to count their windows and assess them).

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        MARINE, Plan des Formes Baties a Rochefort pour la Construction des Vaisseaux du Roy

      , 1769. 1769. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Fine condition. Size: 43.5 x 34 cm. (17 x 13½ inches). This beautiful print, engraved from drawings by the French hydrographer, Bellin, shows a dry dock for the building of &#39;ships of the King&#39; by the Charente River. The print shows in detail the structure of the docks and the mechanics of the locks for flooding and draining the dock. Engraved by Benard.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Theatre de L. B. Picard, de l'Academie Francaise

      (Picard, Louis Baptiste, 1769-1828). Fournier, Edouard. Theatre de L. B. Picard de l'Academie Francaise. Nouvelle edition, precedee d'une biographie de l'auteur par M. Edouard Fournier. Ornee du portrait en pied colorie des principaux acteurs qui ont jou?'original. Paris: Laplace, Sanchez et Cie, 1880. 4to. Original wrappers, glassine. Uncut, xiv, 777pp., and table. Illustrated with 17 hand-colored engraved plates by Follet of characters in the plays of Picard, and a portrait of Picard himself as frontispiece; all full-length. Small tear on cover, l.l., but overall a fine copy. Louis Baptiste Picard (1769-1828) was one of the few successful dramatists of France under Napoleon. After studying law, he became an actor, author and manager. Napoleon found in him an "unquenchable gaiety." Picard excelled in depicting bourgeois and provincial interiors. His play La Petite Ville (1801) went on to England as The Merry Widow. He was founder of the Odeon, second only to the comedie-Francaise in importance. His many comedies show an indebtedness to Beaumarchais, yet stay free from a deeper satire. In 1897 he qualified for the Legion d'Honneur and the French Academy.

      [Bookseller: Golden Legend, Inc.]
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