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      London: Printed by M. Lewis, 1769.. 159,[1]pp. Octavo. 19th century calf and marbled boards, gilt label. Small marginal snag in last leaf mended on blank verso, endsheets a bit foxed, tiny tidemark in upper forecorner of terminal leaf, binding a bit rubbed, bookseller's collation note and comment (in ink) on endsheets, otherwise a very good or better copy. First edition in English of Swedenborg's SUMMARIA EXPOSITIO DOCTRINAE NOVAE ECCLESIAE, published within the same year as the first edition, published in Latin in Amsterdam. The translation is attributed to John Marchant, and Swedenborg read the proofs and underwrote its publication. As often, the error on p.103 (not included in the errata on p. 159) is corrected in manuscript. In this late work, the influential scientist-turned-mystic attempted a point by point comparison of fundamental Catholic and Protestant doctrines with the teachings of the New Church. An uncommon book: ESTC locates eight copies, four of them in North America (Yale, UT, Huntington, and the Academy of the New Church). A new translation was published in 1789. ESTC T137426. HYDE 2477.

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        Summa S. Thomae

      Trajecti ad Mosam [Maastricht], Typis & Sumptibus Jacobi Lekens,, 1769–70. hodiernis academiarum moribus accomodata, sive Cursus theologiae ... Ad usum scholarum thomisticarum ... Editio Nova, ab Auctore aucta & emendata. 19 volumes, octavo. Bound in contemporary full speckled calf, with three black labels, gilt decoration and raised bands on spines. With portrait frontispiece. Some rubbing to extremities, some chipping to boards. Internally crisp clean. A very good set. Billuart's highly-regarded commentary on Thomas Aquinas's "Summa Theologica" was first published between 1746 and 1751. A famous preacher, Billuart defended publicly in Maastricht the doctrine of the Real Presence, silencing his Calvinist opponents by his incisive logic and extensive learning.

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        A Lengthy Autograph Document Signed By The Declaration Of Independence Signer John Morton

      ADS. 2pg. 7 ¾? x 12 ½?. February 1, 1769. No place [likely Pennsylvania]. A lengthy legal autograph document signed ?John Morton?; this was likely his retained copy. He penned ?These may Certifie whom it may Concern that We the Subscribers were appointed by the Governor to Report our Opinion what Damage might accrue to Daniel Sharpless if William Starr was admitted to take up Ridley Creek Between the Lands of the Said Daniel Sharpless and after Viewing the Premises we gave our opinion Concerning the Same, and we were also appointed arbitrators between the Sd. Wm. Starr to the Sd. Daniel Sharpless concerning the Damage done by the Sd. Starr to the Sd. Sharpless so that we had a full opportunity of seeing the papers and having the proofs and allegation of the both the said parties. Now at the Earnest Request of William Swaffer to know our opinion whether the Return of the Surveyor imployed to survey the same as it stood Returned into the Surveyor General?s office was proper to be patented in the terms therein expressed or not. We do certify that we deemed and looked upon the Sd. Survey (if that Shew?d to us was a true Copy thereof) to be Vangue and uncertain and might as such have been productive of Great Contention between the Parties had a patent passed according to that survey.? Morton then signed three names, including his own. There is an autograph document unsigned attached that is dated November 30, 1768 that continues to concern Ridley Creek and the Sharpless family. The document has dark ink and three folds; there are slight holes at the fold separations.

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        An Enquiry Into the Use and Practice of Juries Among the Greeks

      1769. Pettingal, John [1708-1781]. An Enquiry Into the Use and Practice of Juries among the Greeks and Romans; from whence the Origin of the English Jury May Probably be Deduced. London: Printed for the Author, by W. and W. Strahan, 1769. xv, [1], 200 pp. Quarto (10-3/4" x 8-1/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning to text, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places. Early owner signature (of Jas. Neilson) to foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. This early history of juries is enriched with numerous citations from Greek and Latin authors. "[T]he Reader (...) will be pleased to find the glorious Characteristic of this Nation, a Jury, to be originally founded in the Liberty of Greece, and handed down to us Through the Channel of the Commonwealth of Rome, and the Colonies Planted in their conquests.": Preface xiii. Pettingal, a Doctor of Divinity and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, was a prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:377 (28).

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        Chymische Schriften

      Leipzig: Joh. Paul Krauss. 1769. Paperback. Very Good. Sechste Edition (6th edition), 1769. 8vo, very thick, in original marbled wraps, pp. [160], 1133, [155], [20] leaves of plates, portrait frontispiece, many in-text illustrations. Good to very good copy, some curling and minor loss to the first 20 pages at their bottom outer corners, wraps shelfworn and with corner loss, some splitting to paper covering along spine, loss to top inch of paper covering to spine, contents largely very good, unmarked. Title page in red and black. Basil Valentine / Valentini was the name attributed to a supposed 15th Century alchemist. Modern scholarship now suggests that one of the authors was Johann Thölde (1565-1624) a German salt manufacturer, but that other authors were involved. Much in the way of alchemical and metallurgical material in this volume, with the plates showing emblematic, hermetic and alchemical imagery, and much of interest to those interested in alchemy, magic and experimental science. RARE edition in the original marbled paper binding. Perforated stamp from a local library on title page, no other noted library marks but for a 'withdrawn' stamp discretely to inner rear wrap. Text in Fraktur Deutsch.

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        Manuscript Vellum Journal Containing 92 Lease Agreements for the Manor and Parish of Burton, which had been Granted to the Pagett Family

      1769. Burton-Upon-Trent, 30 November 1769. Manuscript Journal containing 92 lease agreements for the Manor and Parish of Burton, which had been granted to the Pagett family by King Henry VIII in 1546, renewed by Lord Henry Pagett (1744-1812), English peer and heir of the barony, immediately upon the death of his predecessor, Henry Paget 2nd Earl of Uxbridge (1719-1769). 8vo. 48 pages in manuscript, titled to front endpaper. Original vellum binding, measuring approximately 16 x 21 x 3 cm. Signed in the original by most tenants, which include important pioneering merchants, manufacturers, tradesmen, and the like. Witnessed by William Wyatt, timber merchant and agent for Burton manor, on occasions where tenants could not sign. Indication of moisture, mainly to blank leaves, otherwise in very good condition, beautifully preserved, clean and bright. "Manuscript Attornments of Tenants of The Right Hon. Lord Pagett in his Manor of Burton." Ninety-two (92) manuscript lease renewals neatly contained in one volume, all executed in one day, 30 November 1769, by lessor Lord Henry Pagett, and signed by the tenants - pioneering beer brewers, merchants, manufacturers, tradesmen, and the like - entrepreneurs who were unknowingly establishing the foundation for economic growth and prosperity in Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire. Prominent in this volume are leading names associated with the brewing industry, though equally important are those who established ironworks, victualling firms, so forth, making this an invaluable primary resource. The manor of Burton-upon-Trent, granted by Henry VIII to the Pagett family three centuries earlier, here being leased in parcels, was in fact a vast expanse with several hamlets. Upon receiving title of the old Burton Abbey, Lord Pagett promptly attorned tenancy agreements. Each lease is numbered, most being entered in the volume sequentially, indicating that tenants were most likely summoned all at once to a hall for the announcement and renewal process. Only three are out of sequence, the final entries, indicating latecomers or brief hesitation. The new landlord may have increased the rent as each tenant pays one shilling upon signing. This unique volume yields insight into industries emerging in England in the early years of the Industrial Revolution, and contains the signatures of revolutionary business persons in Burton, including leading beer brewers. Significant to the town's beer brewing legacy, we find the signatures of William Worthington - founder of England's second oldest brewing company Worthington Brewery, and William Bass - founder of the Bass Brewery who at the time was a beer carrier for Benjamin Printon and Charles Leeson. In 1777 Bass shipping beer to St Petersberg and the Baltic ports via the Trent navigation and the port of Hull. The beer was apparently used to purchase iron used to cooper beer barrels. Thomas Gretton, beer brewer associated with Bass, also signs within, as well as Benjamin Wilson, innkeeper and another leading brewer of Burton-upon-Trent. Thomas Thornewill and his family are recorded as owning a forge Mill at Clay Mills, using iron primarily imported from Russia and Sweden, which they purchased from various Burton brewers of the time. Brewers often accepted some iron as part payment for beer exported to Baltic customers, who were probably their main suppliers of iron hoops. Thomas Thornewill (ironmonger and spademaker) leased the White Hart Inn in High Street from the Earl of Uxbridge on 23rd September 1769. Later in the year, he sub-let a house and garden on the north side of New Street (which he previously leased from the Earl of Uxbridge) to John Shorthose (turner). In a property lease of 1770 John Shorthose is described as a spademaker and was an employee at the Thornewill works in New Street. Some of the other tenants included clockmaker Francis Wilson, miller Jeremiah Eaglefield, lathe turner John Shorthose, and surgeon Christopher Ley who is the first to be recorded working as a male midwife. Victualler John Astle signs two separate agreements, indicating he leased two spaces, as does tailor John Orgoll, . In 1699, William Paget, 6th Baron Paget obtained an Act of Parliament to extend navigation on the River Trent from Nottingham up to Burton, but nothing was immediately done. In 1711, Lord Paget leased his rights to George Hayne, who in 1712 opened the River Trent Navigation and constructed a wharf and other buildings in the precinct of the old abbey. This led to the development of Burton as the major town for brewing and exporting beer, as it allowed Burton beer to be shipped to Hull, and on to the Baltic Sea and Prussia, as well as to London where it was being sold in 1712. A number of breweries opened in the second half of the 18th century to take advantage of this trade. The Napoleonic blockade brought this to a halt, leading to some consolidation and a redirection of the trade to London and Lancashire via canals. When Burton brewers succeeded in replicating the pale ale produced in London, the advantage of the water’s qualities allowed the development of the trade of Burton India Pale Ale (an ale specially brewed to keep during the long sea voyage to India). The building of rail links to Liverpool enabled brewers to export their beer throughout the British Empire. Burton came to dominate the brewing trade, producing at its height, one quarter of all beer sold in Britain. .

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        Veduta della Villa dell'Emo Sigr. Card. Alesandro Albani fuori di Porta Salaria." Villa Albani, Ansicht mit den Gartenanlagen

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus der Folge "Vedute di Roma" 1769. 44.5x69.5 cm. - H. 89 I (von III) - Wilton-Ely 222 - Aus der 1. Pariser Ausgabe 1800 - 1807 auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte. Dekorative Ansicht der 1755 - 1763 für den Kardinal Alessandro Albani als Aufbewahrungsort seiner Antikensammlung erbauten Villa. Die weitläufigen Gartenanlagen sind prächtig mit großen Brunnen, Treppen mit Balustraden, kunstvoll angelegten Blumenrabatten und geschnittenen Hecken dargestellt.

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        Veduta del Tempio di Ercole nella Citta di Cora, dieci miglia lontano da Velletri

      Kupferstich von Giovanni Battista Piranesi aus der Folge "Vedute di Roma" 1769. 38.5x53 cm. - H. 91 II (von IV) - Wilton-Ely 224 - Aus der 1. Pariser Ausgabe 1800 - 1807. Der Herkules-Tempel in Cori bei Velletri. Auf kräftigem Papier, mit Mittelfalte.

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        ENGLISH LIBERTY Or the British Lion Roused; Containiny [sic] the Sufferings of John Wilkes, Esq; from the First of his Persecution, Down to the Present Time. [Volume I which was first published bound from the parts issues]

      London: T. Marsh in Black-Friars, and sold by all the News-Carriers in Town and Country, 1769 according to British Library. Hardcover. Very Good. 195x120mm (in 4's) original sugar paper wrappers bound into half blue roan spine gilt titled (old auction ticket removal stain/tips worn). Uncut edges with some dusting 378pp end of 1st volume (all published at this time) but tipped to rear inner side of sugar paper covers "To the Public The sale of this work being so very extensive, occasions the Publisher to acquaint the Reader, that one Number of Vol.II of the Sufferings of John Wilkes Esq. will be regularly published every other Day." Three library catalogue entries of the 2 volume set mention a folding portrait but it is not clear whether this was issued with this first volume. This is the Clement K Shorter copy with his handsome art nouveau bookplate with the Walter Crane monogram. Shorter (1857-1926) a book collector and editor of the Illustrated London News and several other journals was also founder The Sketch (1893), The Sphere (1900), and The Tatler (1903). Scarce (ESTC T74070).

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        [Martinique] A View of the Port of La Trinité and all the north side of Martinique, Taken by the Right Honble. Augustus Hervey Febry. the 11th. 1762

      London: Torre, [circa 1769]. Copper engraving, by Peter Charles Canot, in very good condition. 16 5/16 x 28 1/8 inches. An excellent image of the naval action in Martinique during the Seven Years War A fine view of the squadron under the command of Augustus John Hervey (1724-1779, third Earl of Bristol) in the process of capturing the French port of Le Trinité on Martinique. 'In the autumn of 1761 Hervey was ordered to proceed with Commodore Barton to the West Indies to join Rodney in his expedition against the French island of Martinique. Here he aided in the successful attack, and was afterwards ordered by Rodney to proceed in the Dragon with five other vessels to demand the surrender of St. Lucia. The island was at once given up (February 1762). An expedition, the naval part of which was under the direction of Sir George Pocock, had sailed from England against the Havannah, and this was joined by a portion, including Hervey's ship, of the fleet previously under Rodney's command. Hervey captured the castle which defended the river Coximar, and, at Keppel's direction, under whose immediate command he now acted, hastened to cannonade with three other vessels from the seaward the fort of Moro Castle, which commanded the entrance to the harbour of the Havannah. He had the misfortune to be grounded, but persevered in firing until ordered to desist, when his ship was obliged to withdraw in order to be refitted. After a terrible loss of life Moro Castle was taken nearly a month later, and the Havannah was soon afterwards surrendered. Hervey was despatched to England with the news, and on his way captured a large French frigate laden with military stores for Newfoundland, which the enemy had a short time before made a descent upon. Peace quickly followed, when Hervey resigned his command and accepted the captaincy of the Centurion of 50 guns under the Duke of York.' (DNB). Dominic Serres 'was born in 1722 at Auch in Gascony, and was educated in the public school there... His parents intended him for the church, but, this not suiting his taste, he ran away from his native town, and made his way on foot into Spain. He there shipped on board a vessel for South America as a common sailor, and eventually became master of a trading vessel to the Havannah, where he was taken prisoner by a British frigate and brought to this country about 1758. After his release he married and lived for a time in Northamptonshire. He had received some instruction in drawing, and commenced life in England as a painter of naval pieces, for which the wars of the period furnished an abundance of subjects. He received some assistance from Charles Brooking, and soon established a position. In 1765 Serres became a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists, and exhibited with them for two years. On the establishment of the Royal Academy in 1768 he was chosen one of the foundation members, and was a constant contributor up to the time of his death. Between 1761 and 1793 he exhibited eight works at the Society of Artists, twenty-one at the Free Society, and 105 at the Royal Academy. Among the latter were The Siege at Fort Royal, Martinique (1769), The Royal George returning from the Bay (1771), The Burning of the Town of Gimras (1772), The Thésée sinking while engaging with the Torbay (1777), and The Engagement between the Serapis and the Countess of Scarborough with Paul Jones and his Squadron (1780). Serres was a good linguist. In 1792 he succeeded Wilton as librarian to the academy. He was also appointed marine-painter to George III, but he did not long hold these offices. He died in 1793, and was buried at St. Marylebone Old Church.' (DNB).

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        Nouvelles Recreations Physiques et Mathematiques

      Chez Gueffier, 1769-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volumes of 4, sans tome I. Chez Gueffier, Paris, 1769. hardcover. 8vo. Contemporary full leather. 5 spine bands, 6 compartments. Decorated gilt spine. Red edges. Gorgeous hand painted fold out plates. Internally excellent, with clean, unmarked pages. See our pictures of these truly lovely books.

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        Explication des proportions géométrales du cheval vu dans ses principaux aspects suivant les principes établis dans les Ecoles Royales Vétérinaires.

      N. p., [1769]. - 480:680 mm. Fine handwritten, calligraphic description of a perfect horse's anatomy, explaining its ideal proportions. Located in the center, there is a printed horse-study taken from Bourgelat's "Treatise on the choice and care of horses they require" ("Traité du choix des chevaux et des soins qu'ils exigent", 1769). - The founder of veterinary colleges at Lyon in 1761, Claude Bourgelat, was as an authority on horse management, and often consulted on the matter. - Small defects to edges; some dust-staining on reverse.

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        Gobierno político de los pueblos de España, y el Corregidor Alcalde, y Juez en ellos, su autor.

      - 2ª IMPRESION.- Madrid: Imp. de la Viuda de Eliseo Sanchez, 1769.- 4 h., 353 p., 3 h.; 4º menor (21 cm.); Plena Piel Pergamino época.- En excelente estado con el papel blanco y terso. Restaurado de una pequeña perforación en la portada, que no toca texto. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Henry Beevor. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1769. First British Edition. Hardcover. 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. .

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        Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Chirurgie

      89 engraved plates (12 folding). Five vols. Large 4to, early 19th century calf, sides & spines nicely gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: 1769-87. Reprint of this great collection of medical texts which had originally been published starting in 1743 and very quickly went out of print. One finds here memoirs of the most important French doctors and surgeons of the time including: R.J. Croissant de Garengeot, F. de la Peyronie (Garrison-Morton 4163­"La Peyronie's disease"), A. Levret, H.F. Le Dran (Garrison-Morton 2607­"Important discussion on cancer"), J.L. Petit, F. Quesnay, etc. A very fine and pretty set, from the library of François-Joseph Moreau (1789-1862), the well-known obstetrician-gynecologist and a highly regarded professor of these subjects (see Hirsch, IV, p. 260). His name is stamped at the foot of each volume. With his bookplate. .

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        Thomas Chapman: His Book of Arithmetic

      Spotsylvania, Virginia: Self Published, 1769. Very early colonial era ciphering book. (Exceptionally scarce as the overwhelming majority of extant ciphering books date from the last quarter of the 18th century into the mid 1850s.) 42 pages of arithmetic exercises including two calligraphic tables. Topics include: Numeration, Addition of Integers or Whole Numbers, Addition of Money (farthings, pence, shillings, and pounds), Addition of Troy weights, Apothecaries weight, Averdupois (Avoirdupois) weight, Cloth Measure (nails, quarters, yards, Flemish/English Elles), Liquid measure, Dry measure, Land measure, Adding Time, Subtraction of Sundries (money, weights, measures, etc.), Multiplication, Division, Division of Crops Reduction The book was created by Thomas Chapman (b. 1754) and also references two of his older brothers, James and Benjamin. Their father, John Chapman, resided in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County and owned over 1000 acres there and an additional 300 acres in Orange County. For more information about Ciphering Books, see Ashley K. Doer's master's thesis: Cipher Books in the Southern Historical Collection. University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill, 2006.. Canvas. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Vera Oecumenici Concilii Tridentini Contra Exurgentes Lutheri, Aliorumque Haereses Nec Non Varias Universae Reipublicae Christianae Revolutiones, Pro Morum Reformatone, et Fidei Defensione, Summo Romano -Catholicae Ecclesiae Emolumento Publicate Historia

      Augsburg - Sumptibus Matthaei Rieger, et Filiorum., 1769 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A revised edition of Pallavicino's best-known work, History of the Council of Trent. The Council of Trent (Concilium Tridentinum) was the 16th-century Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. It is considered to be one of the Church's most important councils. It convened in Trent (then capital of the Prince-Bishopric of Trent of the Holy Roman Empire, now in modern Italy) between December 13, 1545, and December 4, 1563 in twenty-five sessions for three periods. The council issued condemnations on what it defined as Protestant heresies and defined Church teachings in the areas of Scripture and Tradition, Original Sin, Justification, Sacraments, the Eucharist in Holy Mass and the veneration of saints. It issued numerous reform decrees. Pietro Sforza Pallavicino (or Pallavicini) (1607 - 1667), was an Italian cardinal and historian, and son of the Marquis Alessandro Pallavicino of Parma. Having taken holy orders in 1630, and joined the Society of Jesus in 1638, he successively taught philosophy and theology in the Collegium Romanum. As professor of theology he was a member of the congregation appointed by Innocent X to investigate the Jansenist heresy. Three volumes in Latin bound in one. Condition: In a vellum binding. Externally sound, with some rubbing and some wear to the rear board. Some marks to the boards. Ink inscription to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Institutionallabels and armorial monastic bookplate to front pastedown. Pages are bright, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Concilios Provinciales primero, y segundo, celebrados en la muy noble, y muy lead Ciudad de M?co

      1769. M?co. Jose Antonio de Hogal. In-Folio (272mm x 197mm). 5 nn + 396 + 6 nn. Contemporary rigid vellum over boards, red morocco title label on spine, slightly chipped, some vellum pieces lacking on edges, now restored, slightlysoiled, end papers renewed, missing ties, still good and quite possibly it´s original Mexican binding. Extremely fresh and clean copy, title page with a seal and inscription removed at an early stage, not affecting text, a few foxing spots, pin hole sized marginal hole in last few leaves, excellent copy. Second edition. One of the most beatiful books printed in M?co in the 18th century. Title page printed in red and black –not usual for American printing houses-, with allegorical woodcut, engraved initials, several woodcuts in text, of winged child Angels, another allegorical woodcut at the end of the work, showing America over an Eagle and exotic animals, bearing a crown and holding Papal attributes, most engraved Emmanuel Villavicencio. The work was first printed in 1556 in M?co as well, today practically impossible to find in commerce. In the second Concilio, a most interesting chapter XIX says “Necesario es para la converfion de los Naturales faber fus lenguas[of the places they are in]”, calling the Priests to learn the native tongues. After the end of the chapters, it continues with a detailed part for each Church, including, amongst others, the “Santa Iglesia de M?co”, “Santa Iglesia de Tlaxc?”, “Santa Iglesia de Goathemala”, “Santa Iglesia de Antequera”. Some times found with the third and fourth Concilios, printed in Latin. Palau, 142386. Sabin, 42064.

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      London: J. Almon, 1769. Leather spine labels. Blind-stamped fillet cover borders. Endpapers replaced at some point, probably in early1900's. Book-plate of George Tracy Buckingham on front pastedown. Bottom corner of front free endpaper missing. Title-page shows rather heavy foxing mainly at top. Scattered foxing through text, never heavy. Marginal notations in a neat old hand, some commenting on material on the page, one simply says "How specious!". George Tracy Buckingham (1864-1937) was an Illinois lawyer, a lecturer on Constitutional Law at a Chicago law school for many years. Marginal noted are likely his. A look at those 'pesky colonies' with a pro-British point-of-view. Authorship is a bit uncertain but most believe it was written by Knox. Others have mentioned Lord Grenville or Thomas Whately as possible authors. Bound with the errata sheet but without adverts. (5), 207, lv, blank. See Howes K-226 and Sabin 38180.. First Edition. Full Brown Calf. Moderate Edge and Corner Wear./No Jacket. Octavo.

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        The Spirit of the Bankrupt Laws; Wherein are Principally Considered

      1769. Green, Edward. The Spirit of the Bankrupt Laws. Wherein are Principally Considered, The Power and Authority of the Commissioners, In, 1. Declaring the Party Bankrupt. 2. Seizing His Estate, And Summoning Him to Surrender. 3. Receiving Proof of the Debts of His Creditors. 4. Appointing, Chusing, and Removing Assignees. 5. Conveying and Selling his Estate and Effects. 6. Examining and Committing Him, His Wife, and Others. 7. Certifying His Conformity. 8. Dividing the Estate. 9. Ordering Him His Allowance, and Overplus. These are Fully Discussed and Explained, Particularly the Power of the Commissioners to Commit, From the Determination of Lords Hardwicke, Mansfield, And of the Present Judges. With Precedents and Instructions. To Which is Prefix'd a Discourse Concerning the Commissioners of Bankrupt. With Many Additions; Particularly a Supplement. London: Printed for J. Williams, 1769. xiii, xiii, [x], iv, 488, [12], [8] pp. Includes eight-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (7" x 4"). Contemporary calf, blind frames to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, a few shallow scuffs to boards, chipping to head of spine, corners bumped, boards beginning to separate (but still quite secure). Light toning to text, darker in places, internally clean. A solid copy. * Second edition. "The book is clearly written and well arranged. It states the effect of the modern cases and statutes; but it is not a mere digest. It explains underlying principles, and gives a good account of the way in which the commissioners in practice conducted their business" (Holdsworth). The first edition was published in 1767, the final edition (the fourth) in 1780. All are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the second edition, 1 in a law library (UC-Berkeley). Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:388. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:542 (22).

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        Der Creutzweg Jesu Christi durch Betrachtungen in Versen entworfen, und zum allgemeinen Gebrauch einem Liebhaber des Heil. Leydens zum Druck beförderet mit Erlaubnuß der Obern. Verbesserte Auflage

      Wien, Kurzböck 1769.. Mit 16 Kupfertafeln (von G. B. Göz). 10 Bll. Rückenbroschur. Isphording, Göz A III a 63-77. - Mit den bekannten fein gestochenen Tafeln von Göz. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Compendio histórico, geográfico y genealógico de los Soberanos de la Europa. Descripción de sus Cortes, Religión y Fuerzas, con la sèrie de sus Principes, hasta el año de 1766. Quinta impresión, en que se corrigen las antecedentes y se añade la descripción de la Italia y sus Repúblicas, los Soberanos de Alemania y Principes del Imperio, la Grandeza de España, Ordenes Militares de toda Europa y el Estado Eclesiástico de todos los Reynos

      Madrid, en la Oficina de Don Antonio Mayoral, a costa de la Real Compañìa de Impresores y Mercaderes de Libros del Reyno, 1769. 4to.; 4 hs., 456 pp. Ejemplar con rastros de humedad en las cinco primeras páginas. Encuadernación en media piel del siglo XIX.

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        A Description of East Florida, with a Journal, kept by John Bartram of Philadelphia, botanist to His Majesty for the Floridas; upon a journey from St. Augustine up the river St. John's, as far as the lakes

      London: Sold by W. Nicol ... and T. Jefferys, 1769. Quarto. (10 x 7 1/2 inches). 1 large engraved folding map, 2 engraved folding plans. (Short repaired tear to first map, neatly mended corner folds in first half). Half speckled calf over marbled paper-covered boards (rebacked to style). The third and by far the best edition of one of the most important 18th- century works on Florida, with significant additions and fine maps not found in the previous editions. One of only two published works by famed American botanist John Bartram. Great Britain took possession of Florida in the peace settlement of the French and Indian War in 1763, opening the region to exploration and development by the English. In the winter of 1765-66, promoter William Stork and naturalist John Bartram explored the eastern part of Florida, up the St. Johns River near present day Jacksonville. "The celebrated botanist's journal complements Stork's promotional account, and both are among the most important sources for the history of East Florida" (Streeter). Stork describes the importance of East Florida to Great Britain, especially regarding commerce and relations with the Spanish settlements. Bartram's journal is prefaced by an 8pp. "catalogue of plants that may be useful in America" [i.e. in Florida] compiled for Stork by John Ellis. The journal itself is delightful: the daily thoughts and observations of probably the greatest 18th-century American naturalist. It runs from 19th December 1765 to February 12th 1766 and includes details of the places visited and the people encountered, all interspersed with notes on the climate, the terrain, and of course the indigenous animals and plants. This edition, the rarest of the three published, is noted for the plans of St. Augustine and the Bay of Espiritu Santo and a large map of the region, all by Thomas Jefferys. The map, titled 'East Florida from Surveys made since the last Peace', depicts the major cities and waterways of Florida and is particularly notable for showing the overland route from St. Augustine to St. Mark of Apalache. The map depicts the peninsula as far north as Savannah and as far west as Pensacola. A lovely copy of one of the most important 18th-century works on Florida, significant for its contributions to travel literature, natural history, and cartography. Cumming 379 (map); De Renne I:193; Eberstadt 131:285; Howes S1042, "b"; Phillips, p. 280 (map); Sabin 92222; Servies 480; Stafleu & Cowan I, 131-132; Streeter Sale 1183 (1766 edition); Vail 600.

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        MANEJO REAL, en que se propone lo que deben saber LOS CAVALLEROS en esta facultad, para llenar con la practica este gran nombre; y lo que, si gustare su aplicacion, podran adelantar, para saber por si hacer un cavallo, como cualquiera Picador

      Imprenta de Don Gabriel Ramirez, Madrid 1769 - 4º, 16h, 230p, 1h. Ejemplar bastante limpio. Pergamino de época. Buen estado

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        Oeuvres De Monsieur De Montesquieu, De L'esprit Des Loix (In 7 Volumes)

      A Londres; Chez Nourse, 1769. Leather Bound. Very Good. 16mo. French. 7 volumes. Leather bound. Full bound in speckled contemporary leather. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt decorative flourishes and lettering within compartments. Gilt bordering along board ends. Tight binding and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Slight cracking to spine edges. Minor bumping to corners. Some rubbing to boards. Pastel marbled endpapers. Marbled page ends. Clean text block. Ink remains crisp and clear. Tome one contains two detailed, fold-out copperplate engraved maps. Minor damp staining to preliminary pages of some volumes; otherwise, clean, unmarked pages. Charles Louis Montesquieu was a French social commentator and political thinker who lived during the Enlightenment. He is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers, taken for granted in modern discussions of government and implemented in many constitutions throughout the world. He was largely responsible for the popularization of the terms feudalism and Byzantine Empire. This rare collection contains the entirety of his writings. Please see our photos of this lovely set.

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        An Universal Dictionary of the Marine

      Lon., 1769.. b/w folding plates. 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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        Traite sur les maladies des yeux, dans lequel l'auteur, apres avoir expose les differentes methodes de faire l'operation de la cataracte, propose un instrument nouveau qui fixe l'oeil tout a la fois & opera lasection de la cornee

      Lyon: V. Reguilliat, 1769. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo., pp. xvi + [1]-445 + [446-452]; contemporary mottled calf with light glazing; spine gilt; tips rubbed; ex-library paper label to tail of spine; ex-library stamp and private bookplate to front pastedown; bookseller and auction lot descriptions for this book affixed to rear pastedown; attractive and very good copy overall. First edition. Illustrated with a folded plate showing a "new instrument" for cataract surgery. First published work by the author, whom ophthalmologist, medical historian, and bibliographer Julius Hirschberg once described as "an empty nut" (eine taube nuss). Guerin (1740-1827), a Lyon surgeon, followed others of his era with his own design for a new instrument and method for cataract extraction operation. Pictorial bookplate of Harry Friedenwald, celebrated Baltimore ophthalmologist, professor, and collector of antiquarian medical books (especially those documenting Jewish contributions to medical history). Becker Collection 166; Albert 936.

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        A Society of Gentlemen The Complete Farmer: or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in all its Branches; Containing the Various Methods of Cultivating and Improving Every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of Both the Old and the New Husbandry. Together with a Great Variety of New Discoveries and Improvements to Which is Now Added The Gardener's Kalendar, Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentleman

      London: Printed for R. Baldwin, Hawes, Clarke and Collins, S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, T. Lowndes, and Robinson and Roberts The Second Edition Corrected and Improved 1769. Contemporary full calf covers, five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Quarto 11" x 8½" unpaginated. Illustrated with 27 fold-out finely engraved folio copper plates, and frontispiece; exhibiting all the instruments used in husbandry. Including 'The Gardeners Kalendar, Calculated for the use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen.' Original boards re-cased with new calf spine, spine title label retained, five raised bands and gilt lines to spine, hand sewn headbands, new corners, age darkening of paper to end papers and paste downs. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Oden und andere Gedichte auch kleine prosaische Aufsätze. Neue verm. und geänderte Auflage. Angebunden: Lobrede auf den Herrn Friedrich Carl Casimir Freyherrn von Creuz . Ebd. 1772. 2 Bände.

      Frankfurt/M., Varrentrapp 1769 - Mit 1 gest. Titelvignette und zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Vignetten. 7 nn Bl., 318 S., 2 nn Bl., 272 S. Angebunden: Lobrede auf den Herrn Friedrich Carl Casimir Freyherrn von Creuz . Ebd. 1772. Mit gestochener Titelvignette und gestochenem Frontispiz von W. C. Rücker. 68 S. Lederbände der Zeit (berieben) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und roten Rückenschildern sowie reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Goedeke VI/1, 18, 8, 6. Vierte vermehrte Ausgabe der "Oden und Lieder" (1750) und zugleich Ausgabe letzter Hand; angebunden die fein illustrierte Lobrede auf den 1770 verstorbenen Dichter. - Creuz (1724 – 1770) aus einem schlesischen, später auch in Sachsen und Hessen ansässigen Geschlecht, wurde 1746 von Landgraf Friedrich IV. von Hessen-Homburg zum Hofrat mit Sitz und Stimme in der Regierung ernannt und veröffentlichte in engem Zusammenhang mit seiner beruflichen Tätigkeit einige rechts- und staatswissenschaftliche Schriften. „Die Dichtung betrachtete er nur als ein Werk der „Nebenstunden“. Dennoch strebte er danach, in ihr seinen höchsten metaphysischen und moralischen Anliegen Ausdruck zu geben. Besser als im Drama gelang ihm das in der Ode, bei deren Behandlung er sich allerdings den Klopstockschen Neuerungen verschloss. Herders überwiegend negatives Urteil führte zur Nichtbeachtung des bedeutenden Anteils, der Creuz in der Nachfolge Hallers und Youngs an der Gefühlsdurchdringung lehrhafter Gehalte zukommt. Er ist am deutlichsten in den sechs Gesängen der „Gräber“ und in den „Lukrezischen Gedanken“. Hier führt der erlebnisechte Ausdruck vorfaustischer Elemente weit über die Aufklärung hinaus. Das Poetische hat den unbedingten Vorrang gegenüber dem System. Creuz war philosophierender Dichter und dichtender Philosoph.“ (NDB Bd. 3, S. 413 f.)- Gutes Exemplar.– Vorsatz mit kleinen Besitzvermerken. Nur vereinzelt gering fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Oxford: The Clarendon Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1769. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1766-1769. 4to (approx 8.25 x 10.5"). Four volumes: (iv), iv, 485, (i); (viii), 520, xix; viii, 455, xxvii; viii, 436, vii, (40) pp. Half calf over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt titles and decoration on red and black labels in two compartments, volume numbers, gilt, in gilt borders in one compartment. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with two copperplate tables, Table of Consanguinity and fold-out Table of Descents in Volume Two. MIXED FIRST AND SECOND EDITIONS IN MATCHING BINDINGS. Volumes One and Two are Second Editions, Volumes Three and Four are First Editions. All volumes are in excellent condition. The front hinges are starting in volumes one and two. A former owner's name (John Black) is neatly written on each title page. The boards are all very lightly bumped. The hinges in volumes one and two have been professionally reinforced (c. 1890?). Very light, mild foxing throughout. Both Tables are in excellent condition. VERY GOOD. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history. Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful.". 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

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

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

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        History and Adventures of an Atom, The

      1769. first edition. Smollett’s Satire on English Public AffairsSMOLLETT, Tobias. The History and Adventures of an Atom. In Two Volumes. London: Printed for Robinson and Roberts, 1769.First edition, second issue (with the title-pages correctly dated 1769), of Smollett’s satire on English public affairs from 1754 to the time of publication. Two twelvemo volumes. viii, 227, [1, blank]; [4], 190, [2, blank] pp. Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, with original gilt spines and red morocco gilt lettering labels laid down. Edges decoratively tooled in gilt. Bookplate of Hazard’s Circulating-Library, Cheap-Street, Bath, on front pastedown of each volume. An excellent copy.The first issue was incorrectly dated 1749. Rothschild, in describing the first issue, states that “although it is generally accepted as by Smollett, there is no conclusive proof that he wrote [this work].”Rothschild 1923.

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        Les Delices des Pays-Bas, Ou Description Géographique et Historique des XVII Provinces Belgiques (4 Volumes)

      Paris: J.F. Bassompierre, Pere, Imprimeur, 1769. As. Full Leather. Very Good. xxxi, [1], 340, 422, 378, 409 pp. 12mo. Full leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, gilt embellishment, and red title block with gilt printing. Books 3 and 4 each have one corner worn. Red marbled endpapers with a printed bookplate on inside cover of each volume. "Sixieme Edition, revue, corrigee, & considerablement augmentee de Remarques curieuses & interessantes." Folding maps and plates appear to be complete: churches, cathedrals, towns, and forts.

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        Supplement a la Bibliographie Instructive, ou Catalogue des Livres du Cabinet de feu M. Louis Jean Gaignat

      disposé & mis en Ordre par Guill. François De Bure le jeune...avec une Table alphabétique des Auteurs. xxxix, [1], 621 pp.; 491, [1] pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. English blue-grey boards, carefully rebacked with white paper, orig. manuscript labels laid-down on spines, uncut. Paris: De Bure, 1769. A fine large paper set of the auction catalogue of Gaignat's magnificent library, comprising 3542 lots and including all of De Boze's incunabula. This was one of the most important of the 18th-century sale catalogues. The sale brought 257,597 livres (Gaignat had spent 279,381 livres to form the library), with La Vallière the most important buyer, spending between 80 and 90,000 livres. The books were very elaborately catalogued by Debure and there is a 246-page index. Gaignat (1697-1768), owned a Gutenberg Bible, three (!) copies on vellum of the 1462 Bible, glorious early illuminated manuscripts, etc., etc. Coming from a rich family in the Nivernais and, having lost his wife and only son, Gaignat found comfort by forming very important collections of books, manuscripts, and paintings. These two volumes form a sort of supplement to Debure's great Bibliographie instructive (1763-68) but were issued separately. Written by Debure, Gaignat's catalogue contains many bibliographical corrections to the Bibliographie instructive. Very good and fresh set. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 461-62. Horne, p. 707-"The erudite notices it contains render it indispensable to the bibliographical student." Peignot, p. 99-"Catalogue précieux et recherché." Pollard & Ehrman, p. 247 & number 291-"the sale took place on 10 April 1769 and following days. Gaignat was one of De Bure le Jeune's best customers; and the bookseller's taste had much influence on the selection of this library." Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 8 & 242. .

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        An Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense

      London - T. Cadell, 1769 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce edition of this influential philosophical work by Thomas Reid. Third edition, corrected. There is an extensive copperplate ink inscription to front blank from Crit. Rev. volume 39 giving outline of Reids life, and also a note referring to two pieces in the Monthly Rev. Reids philosophical position, which had a major influence on philosophical thought, took up ideas in earlier Enlightenment thinkers to lay the grounds for and to help establish the Common Sense school of philosophy in response to what he saw as a sceptical tendency in recent philosophical thought, particularly that of David Hume, about knowledge and morality. Armorial bookplate of Paul Panton to front pastedown. From the antiquarian library of Emeritus Professor David A. Palin of the University of Manchester (bookplate to front pastedown), collected over a period of almost forty years. Condition: In a full contemporary calf binding. Externally, sound, though with some wear to the extremities and some marks. Front joint is starting slightly. Internally, generally firmly bound. Extensive copperplate ink inscription to front blank, with slight loss. Pages are bright, and quite clean, with just the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Institutes of Moral Philosophy. For the use of students in the College of Edinburgh

      Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & J. Bell, 1769 First edition. Contemporary calf, rubbed. Twelvemo. Corners worn, rebacked in recent calf, with contrasting lettering and dating labels, hinges strengthened. Signature of Rev. John Brown (1784-1858) of the United Presbyterian College, with the institution's later bookplate. Small wormholes to title and short tear to half-title repaired, else very clean and crisp. In 1764, Ferguson took up the Chair of Ethics and Pneumatical Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, having previously held the Chair of Natural Philosophy (from 1759). A short conspectus of his lectures was published in 1761, and Institutes of Moral Philosophy in 1769. The lectures were very popular not only with students but with members of the Edinburgh intelligentsia, and they became a standard university text in Russia and Germany. Institutes was also one of about a dozen books by Scottish authors (of a total of 550) that James Madison selected for importation into America in 1782 for the library of the U.S. Congress. It also elucidates suggestions and innovations in Ferguson's Essay on the History of Civil Society, published two years previously, in 1767.

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        Dell' Origine e de' Progressi dell' Instituto delle Scienze di Bologna e di tutte le Accademie ad esso unite, con la descrizione delle più notabili cose, che ad uso del Mondo letterario nello stesso Instituto si conservano

      Engraved vignette on title & four folding engraved plates. 111, [1] pp. 8vo, attractive antique speckled calf (some foxing), double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Bologna: Lelio dalla Volpe, 1769. Fourth edition (1st ed.: 1751) of the history of the origins and activities of the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna (founded in 1714), one of the leading scientific academies of the 18th century. Very good copy. ❧ Riccardi, I, 145-"Abbiamo registrato questo libro...per l'importanza che esso presenta per la storia della scienza." .

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

      A Londres, 1769. Leather Bound. Very Good. 8vo. Complete in 3 Volumes. A Londres, 1769. [4],430;[4],444;[4],414,[2]pp.<br>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. <br>Printed label pasted down in lower margin of Vol I&#39;s title: "Monsieur Sanson, cure A Maves en Beauce. All volumes have a label on inside front cover, "Mr. Sanson Daviller. <br> 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.<br> Ships daily.

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      Madrid: En la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1769.. [16],176; [12],55pp. plus folding map colored in outline. Frontispiece. Small quarto. 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&#39;s circumnavigation of 1519-22, completed by Captain Juan Sebastian del Cano. Del Cano took command of the Vittoria after Magellan&#39;s death in the Philippines, thereby becoming the first sea captain to complete a circumnavigation. One of the most celebrated of all voyages, Byron&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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        Briefe über die Tanzkunst und über die Ballette. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt (von Gotthold Ephraim Lessing und Johann Joachim Christoph Bode)

      Hamburg u. Bremen, Cramer 1769.. 1 Bl., 358 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild. Goedeke IV/1, 146, 77; Seifert 1751; Fromm 19302; RISM B VI, 623; Eitner VII, 216; Derra de Moroda 1960; Hayn-Got. VII, 564. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Die Übertragung der ersten sechs Bogen besorgte Lessing, die übrigen wurden von Bode übersetzt. &#147;Noverre ist der eigentliche Schöpfer des modernen Balletts und der höheren Tanzkunst überhaupt. Er entfaltete sein Talent auf allen größeren Bühnen Europas und feierte die glänzendsten Triumphe am Hofe des Herzogs Karl Eugen von Württemberg&#148; (Czerwinski in Hayn-Gotendorf). - Gering bestoßen. Vorsatzecken leimschattig. Tls. etwas gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig. - Seltener Klassiker der Tanzliteratur.

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      Paris, chez Pissot, 1769.. 3 volumes, complete set, FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 1769. 4to, 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 Volume 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.

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        Prospect, ein Theil der Häusser am Schießgraben gegen Morgen anzusehen. Nebst den Comet, welcher den 9. September Ao. 1769 ... zu sehen gewesen

      (Nürnberg), Küffner (1769).. Kupferstich mit gestoch. Beitext von P. Küffner. Blattgröße: 18 x 22 cm. Drugulin II, 4876. - Sehr spätes und außerordentlich seltenes Kometenflugblatt mit malerischer Nachtansicht des Schießgrabens in Nürnberg. Der Komet ist hier nur noch Beigabe, die Nachtstimmung verstärkend. Die wie ein Bilderrahmen plastisch hervortretende Rahmenbordüre verwandelt das Flugblatt, das als Medium in erster Linie der Information diente, nun zum dekorativen Schauobjekt und Erinnerungsstück. Der visionäre Schrecken früherer Zeiten wird von einer beschaulichen Nachtstimmung abgelöst. Nach der 1759 erfolgten Bestätigung der von Halley vorhergesagten Periodizität war der letzte Rest des Glaubens an Kometen als Himmelszeichen ohnehin verloren gegangen. Lichtenberg parodierte die Angst vor Kometen 1778 gar als Aprilscherz (Brüning 1838), allerdings fürchteten sich die Menschen nun vor allem vor Kollisionen von Kometen mit der Erde, nachdem zahlreiche bislang unbekannte Kometen entdeckt worden waren. - Guter, kräftiger Druck. - Bis an die Einfassungslinie beschnitten und auf überstehendes Trägerpapier montiert.

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

      Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt in the Strand, London First Edition 1769. London 1769. First edition hard back in old contemporary full leather boards which have been re-backed and had new corners applied, new green morocco and gilt title label to the spine. 8vo. 8½&#39;&#39; x 5¼&#39;&#39;. Contains [iv] 402 [vi] printed pages of text with frontispiece of a Double-headed Snake found by Lieutenant Mofes Park in 1764. Age toning to the page edges and end papers, smart bookplate inside belonging to one Robert Montgomery on board the &#39;Convoy&#39;. Bancroft worked as a spy for Benjamin Franklin in Britain before the Revolution, and while serving as secretary to the American Commission in Paris. On 14 July 1763 he departed the colonies for British Guiana, where he became a doctor on a plantation. He soon expanded his practice to multiple plantations and wrote a study of the local environment. His discovery that the torpedo fish discharged electricity is notable, he also noted the transmission of yaws by flies on page 385 of this book. Bancroft grew tired of South America and left in 1766. He spent a year travelling between North America and South America before leaving for London. During the latter period, he was also a spy for Britain, reporting on dealings between France and the United States. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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      Augsburg: Johann Jacob Lotter, 1769. Second Edition. Hardcover. About a dozen pages with marginal tears, mostly at the bottom, with some repaired with varying degrees of skill. Loss only to a few letters on one preliminary page. Binding is solid with the spine tips chipped, corners a little worn, and the spine labels rubbed but still readable. Overall a Very Good example of a scarce book. First Issue of the Second Edition, first published in 1756. Small quarto (6-1/4" x 7-7/8") bound in contemporary calf with contrasting leather spine labels and lovely decorated period German endpapers. [xvi], 268, [viii] pages. Illustrated with 3 (of 4) full-page plates, text engravings, and a large folding table of music. Lacks the portrait frontispiece. OCLC locates only the copy at the Houghton Library at Harvard. A treatise on the fundamental principles of violin playing by the father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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        The History of Emily Montague. By the Author of Lady Julia Mandeville

      London, Printed for J. Dodsley, M DCC LXIX [1769]. Four 12mo volumes: vii, 240; 2 p.l., 240; 2 p.l., 223; 2 p.l., 213 p., errata leaf at end; 17.5 cm. Dedication, to Guy Carleton, Governor and Commander in Chief of Quebec, signed: Frances Brooke. First edition of the first English novel written and set in Canada. Frances Brooke lived in Quebec and Sillery, where her husband was garrison chaplain, from 1763 to 1768. Her epistolary novel was written to convey a description of Quebec scenery and social life of the period immediately after its conquest from the French, to a London audience. Sabin 8240; Gagnon I: 1690; Lande 1615; TPL 425. Bound in contermporary full leather; bindings worn at corners; title-label to vol. 1 missing. stock#NS0189.

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        Lettres ChÈrakÈesiennes mises en FranÁois de la traduction Italienne

      Rome,: de l'Imprimerie du SacrÈ CollÈge de la Propagandeí, 1769.. Octavo, bookplate with coat-of-arms; an appealing copy in original quarter sheep and plain grey boards, some wear at spine. 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 ChÈrakÈesiennes 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 BrevÍt de sa SaintetÈ 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 EncyclopÈdie.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.Barbier, II p. 1228.

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        Three persons viewing the Gladiator by Candlelight

      London: William Pether, July 10, 1769. Mezzotint. State iii/iii missing engraved inscription. A nice impression in good condition. Trimmed just outside platemark on top and side margins. Trimmed within platemark on bottom margin; missing the text. Some areas of expertly executed infill work across sheet. Skilfully mended tear and two puncture marks along top margin. Image size: 17 3/8 x 22 inches. 17 1/2 x 22 1/8 inches. This impressive print by William Pether after Joseph Wright of Derby, is one of the most important English mezzotints on the market. During the eighteenth century, England became the heart of the mezzotint trade, producing some of the most celebrated engravers and the most beautiful prints that the medium has ever witnessed. Invented in Germany in 1642, mezzotint engraving quickly became popular throughout Europe as a method of reproducing oil paintings. It was eagerly adopted by English printmakers, who instituted so many technological improvements that the method became known as "the English manner". English mezzotints were eagerly collected; and continental engravers traveled to England to study the technique. Some of the most sought after mezzotints were the candlelight images after Joseph Wright of Derby&#39;s magnificent paintings. Joseph Wright of Derby was fascinated with the effects of light, and made a name for himself by producing what came to be known as candlelight pictures. This innovative genre was typified by its intimate figure groups illuminated by candles or lamps. An attorney&#39;s son, he trained as a portrait painter in London before returning to Derby. He was one of the first important English artists to achieve his reputation in the provinces, and his dramatic paintings are still regarded as some of England&#39;s most treasured works. His paintings often echoed the sentiments of the Enlightenment by depicting scenes of scientific experiments, new machinery, or artistic study. Wright of Derby&#39;s dramatic works provided the perfect medium for contemporary mezzotinters, and his bold brushwork and dramatic use of contrast created an unrivalled effect when translated into mezzotint. This is perfectly exemplified in Pether&#39;s magnificent mezzotint, which combines chiaroscuro with a rich velvety texture to create an image, which is nothing short of breathtaking. This stunning image, exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1765, was Wright of Derby&#39;s first exhibited painting and marked his entrance into the English art world. This stunning work earned him a reputation as a unique and innovative painter, and set a precedent for his celebrated candlelight pictures which became a hallmark of his style. The image depicts three men intently studying a cast copy of the Borghese "Gladiator", which was at the time one of the most admired sculptures of antiquity. The young artist on the right, displaying his drawing, is usually identified as Joseph Wright, and the young man, with his back to the viewer, is thought to be Wright&#39;s close friend Peter Perez Burdett. The older man inspecting the cast is generally agreed to be John Wilson, who was an occupant of one of the almshouses in Derby. Pether&#39;s dramatic mezzotint was completed four years after Wright of Derby&#39;s work was shown, yet it was never exhibited. It is generally considered one of the most sought after mezzotints of its time, for it not only represents the best of Wright of Derby&#39;s work, but exemplifies the hey-day of English mezzotint engraving. Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 45 state ii/ii; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States 45; C.G Boerner, English Mezzotints from the Lennox-Boyd Collection (Exhibition Catalogue) no. 17, state iii/iii; Nicolson, Joseph Wright of Derby no. 188; Egerton (Tate Gallery Catalogue), Wright of Derby no. 22 & 154, state iii/iii

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        Carte des Entrees de la Tamise Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine pour le Service des Vaisseaux du Roy

      Paris: Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1769. unbound. very good. Sea Chart. Copper plate engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 22.5" x 34". Includes depth measurements and rhumb lines as well as inland cities and geographical features. Some chipping and minor tears along bottom edge. Right margin missing. Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), was the official hydrographer to the French king and the first person to hold the title of "Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine" (chief engineer of the French Hydrographical Office).

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        Voyage d'Italie ou Recueil de notes sur les Ouvrages de Peinture & de Sculpture qu'on voit dans les principales villes d'Italie. 3 volumes

      Jombert, Paris 1769 - Reédition, 1re parue en 1751. xvj, 230, 197, 288 pp. 6 parties en 3 volumes. 3 vols volumes. Reliure plein cuir, dos ornées de fleurons ett des titres dorées.

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