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        Abregé de l'histoire de la ville de Jérusalem, ...Lille, Van Costenoble pere & fils, 1769. 8vo. With folding engraved plan of Jerusalem. Modern mottled half calf, paste-paper sides.

      Hage Chahine 27; Labarre, Répt. bibl. 4271 (Lille); WorldCat (4 copies). A rare history and description of Jerusalem, written by an anonymous French missionary and printed at Lille in French Flanders. Divided into 2 parts, it successively treats the history and the present state of Jerusalem. The book is directed at missionaries working in Jerusalem and Christians interested in the history of the city. The second part describes the Christian holy sites, which the author had visited himself, including the tomb of the Virgin Mary, the Garden of Gethsemane, the house of Pilatus, the Via Dolorosa, etc. The plan shows 49 important sites.First leaves and the plan somewhat soiled, but still in very good condition.

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        Institutiones Rei herbariae. Editio tertia, appendicibus aucta ab Antonio de Jussieu.

      - Lyon, Typographia Regia, 1769. Three parts in two thick volumes. 4to (24.8 x 19.1 cm). Two engraved titles and one engraved title vignette, one nice engraved text vignette; xxxii, [xvi], 695, [vi], 58 pp., and 489 engraved plates. Uniform contemporary style grained half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers.l This edition includes the "Tabulae Generum" (58 pp.) and "Corollarium Institutionum Rei Herbariae in quo plantae 1356 munificentia L. Magni in orientalibus reg. obserratae recensentur." (3 ll.). "The significance of Tournefort to eighteenth-century botany, and to that of today, lies in his having classified all plants into genera. The Institutiones (1700) was in the main a translation of the Eléments de botanique into Latin; and the Corollarium Institutionum Rei Herbariae (1703) was a supplement written on his return from his travels into the Near East, describing 1350 genera which he had found there." (Hunt). This is a later printing of the third (1719) edition, which is much more common. A nice copy with broad margins. Plate 270 bound in upside down; tear in the lower margin of the half title to the "Tabulae generum"; inoffensive dampstain to the gutter, only in the rear, a bit more so on the very last few leaves. Some very light spots in the margins of the text and one plate repaired at the edge. Overall a very good copy, with broad margins. Hunt 450; Nissen BBI, 1977; Stafleu an Cowan, 14.783. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Series of 3 coloured jigsaw puzzles]. La veille d'Austerlitz. With : La Nuit de Lodi. With : Clémence de l'empéreur.Paris, Ulysse, [ca. 1815]. Each puzzle measures 19.5 x 24.5 cm. Each puzzle with an engraved plate mounted on thin wood, coloured by a contemporary hand and cut to form a jigsaw puzzle, with engraved caption and short description below the image. Kept in the original cardboard box (!) with an etched and engraved sample plate for a fourth puzzle (with caption «Équité de l'empereur») on the top, coloured by a contemporary hand, and an embossed gilt-paper border, each puzzle with the original pink paper wrap-around slip preserved.

      A nice and colourful set of jigsaw puzzles depicting scenes from the life of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), 2 of the puzzles and the sample plate with address «Ulysse Paris» engraved in the image. Each puzzle has 20 pieces. The first depicts Napoleon Bonaparte calmly sleeping in a chair after having given orders to his generals on the eve of the battle of Austerlitz (1 Dec. 1805). The second shows a still fresh Napoleon addressing an exhausted soldier, a scene from the terrible battle at Lodi, Italy, 10 May 1796, between French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte and the Austrian rear guard led by Johann Beaulieu. The third shows Napoleon as merciful Emperor, receiving the thankful wife and children of a Prussian lord accused of conspiracy, but whom he nonetheless pardoned.The puzzle matching the scene mounted on the top of the box is not included; a few pieces cracked at thin spots; box slightly defective with traces of use and browned. A good set.

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        Observations on the expediency of shipbuilding at Bombay, for the service of His Majesty, and the East India Company.London, printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown (printed by Elizabeth Blackader), 1811. 8vo. With a stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of the Bombay shipbuilder Jamsetjee Bomanjee, drawn by Edward Nash and engraved by William Haines. Modern half calf in convincing period style, gold- and blind-tooled spine.

      Goldsmith's Lib. 20255 (not noting the plate); Kress Lib. B5872 (lacking 2 ll. and not noting the plate); not in Bradley; Bruzelius. First and only edition of a detailed series of arguments promoting the use of Indian teak for shipbuilding, by William Money (1769-1834), superintendent of the Bombay Marine Board from 1803 to 1810 and later director of the British East India Company. He argues that teak is superior to oak for ships sailing in warm waters because it resists worm damage and notes that it is abundantly available on India's western Malabar coast, while there was a great scarcity of English Oak. He therefore suggests the British East India Company have ships built in India, avoiding the expense of shipping the wood to the London shipyards. Author's presentation copy, with "from the author" at the head of the title-page and with a July 1812 inscription by what must the recipient, J.D. Thompson, perhaps meaning the Breconshire magistrate James Duncan Thomson (d. 1851). With a tear and a couple creases in the last leaf, and a slight offset from the engraved portrait onto the title-page, but the book and binding are otherwise in very good condition, with generous margins. An important and detailed primary source for the history of shipbuilding in India.

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        Anmerkungen über die Branderschen Mikrometer von Glase und deren Gebrauch nebst Beylagen die Geschichte und die Vortheile dieser Erfindung betreffend.

      Eberhard Kletts Witwe, Augsburg 1769 - Neuer Pappband mit Buntpapierbezug, 2 Bll., 84 S., 32 Bll. Mit 3 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Brachner et. al., G. F. Brander 1713-1783, Wissenschaftliche Instrumente aus seiner Werkstatt, Deutsches Museum 1983, S. 307 und 387. Poggendorff I, 1356. Steck I.14. Erste Ausgabe. - Enthält neben den Lambertschen Anmerkungen (S. 3-30) und einem Vorbericht des Verlegers drei Beiträge: 1. Tob. Mayers Beschreibung eines neuen Mikrometers. 2. G. F. Branders Beschreibung des neuen dioptrischen Sectors nebst einer zu dessen Gebrauch am Ende beygefügten sehr dienlichen Chordentabelle. 3. Eben desselben Beschreibung einer ganz neu verfertigten Libel oder Nivelir-Wage nebst Kupfern. Vor der Chordentabelle listet Brander in einer "Anzeige" die bei ihm erhältlichen Instrumente auf (S. 77-84). - Der berühmte Schweizer/Elsässer Physiker und Mathematiker Lambert (1728-1777) lernte Brander 1759 kennen, hielt sich mehrere Jahre in Augsburg auf und stand mit Brander in ständigem Kontakt. Später gab es einen regen Briefwechsel zwischen beiden, der für die Jahre 1765 bis 1776 durch J. Bernoulli dokumentiert ist. Lambert beschreibt in seinen Anmerkungen Branders bedeutendste technische Entwicklung im Hinblick auf präzise Messinstrumente, die Glasmikrometer, und geht auch auf die Entwicklungsgeschichte ein, bei der Tobias Mayer eine wesentliche Rolle spielt, dessen Abhandlung von 1748 Bestandteil der Publikation ist. "Vermutlich legte der Erfahrungsaustausch zwischen Mayer und Brander den Grundstein für Branders spätere, einzigartige Leistung: Die mit Diamant geritzten Glasmikrometer. . In den Jahren zwischen 1755 und 1761 muß Brander der wesentliche Durchbruch bei der allein ihm zukommenden, epochemachenden "Erfindung" der Glasmikrometer geglückt sein. . Für die damaligen feinmechanischen Verhältnisse erreichte er eine unerhörte Präzision und Feinheit der Teilungen des Maßstabs auf einer Glasplatte" (Brachner et. al., S. 21/22/23). - Gut erhaltenes, breitrandiges, nur am Kopf beschnittenes Exemplar in einem neuen Buchbindereinband. Die Tafeln teilweise leicht braunfleckig, meist am Rand. Papier etwas gebräunt, insgesamt nur wenig fleckig. 400 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Volcans des Cordillères de Quito et du Mexique.Paris, Gide and J. Baudry (colophon and back of half-title: printed by E. Thunot & Co.), 1854. Oblong 4to. With 12 engraved plates, of which 9 tinted views, 2 plans and 1 cross section. Half cloth, original printed paper sides.

      BMC NH, p. 889; Sabin 33749; cf. Löwenberg 219; Ward 1154. First French edition of a series of 12 plates (with letterpress descriptions) concerning volcanoes of the Andean Cordillera, around Quito and Mexico, after drawings by the great German naturalist and geographer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859). This area was named "the avenue of volcanoes" by Humboldt in 1802 as there is no other place in the world with such a high concentration of volcanoes.It was originallly published in German as Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico as part of Humboldt's Kleinere Schriften (1853) and this first French edition is published as the atlas volume of Mélanges de Géologie et physique génerale but often found separately.Good copy, with several spots.

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        Merkwaardige gezigten, gebouwen, monumenten en standbeelden in de noordelijke provintien van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden. | Vues remarquables, edifices, monumens et statues dans les provinces septentrionales du Royaume des Pays-Bas.Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, 1816. Oblong 8vo. With an engraved illustration on title-page and 37 sepia aquatints by Ludwig Portman after Gerrit Jan Michaëlis, Franciscus Aandreas Milatz, and Cornelius Overman. Contemporary gold-tooled dark blue boards.

      Landwehr, Coloured plates 369; WorldCat (10 copies, including 2 undated). Fine copy of the first edition, one of three simultaneously published issues, of a touristic series of aquatint views of the Netherlands, published by Evert Maaskamp (1769-1834). It contains 37 sepia aquatints, showing architecture (including the Royal Palace of Amsterdam and the ruins of the castle at Wijk bij Duurstede), statues of Dutch national heroes such as Michiel de Ruyter and Erasmus, and several cities and harbours: Amsterdam, Utrecht, Broek in waterland, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Vlissingen etc. Others depict scenes of Dutch culture, like ice skating and a funeral procession. Each aquatint is accompanied by a letterpress leaf explaining the illustration in both Dutch and French.Fine copy, only two small stains, not touching the plates, and some subtle, minor restorations to the spine.

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        Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Hollande, fait dans les années 1807-1812.Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [ca. 1812]. 3 volumes. 8vo. With an engraved title-page in each volume, 37 sepia aquatint views and 20 hand-coloured engraved costume plates, engraved by G.J. Michaëlis, P.A. Milatz, L. Portman, and others. Slightly later half calf; in a calf slipcase.

      - Hiler, p. 557; Landwehr, Coloured plates 467; Lipperheide 954. First edition of the French translation of a richly illustrated travelogue for a trip through the Netherlands, edited by the publisher Evert Maaskamp (1769-1834). It is written in the form of letters, each describing a different city, town or region of the Netherlands, starting in Amsterdam (1806) and finishing in Arnhem (to 1812). The sepia aquatints show architecture, statues, and views of harbours and cities, including Amsterdam, Zaandam, Rotterdam, Haarlem, and Groningen. The hand-coloured engravings show the traditional costumes of both men and women from different parts of the Netherlands, including costumes from the provinces Holland, Friesland, Zeeland and Gelderland.With owner's inscription. In very good condition, with only a few small spots. Bindings and slipcase only slightly rubbed along the extremities, and the spines a bit darkened. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Amsterdam, zeilen op 't IJ - Simon Fokke, 1768.

      AMSTERDAM - STADHOUDER WILLEM V, EEN FEESTELIJKE ZEILTOCHT OP 'T IJ ?Afbeelding van het Zeiltogtje Hunner Doorluchtige en Koninklijke Hoogheden, (...), Gehouden op het IJ.? Kopergravure vervaardigd door Simon Fokke, uitgegeven door Johannes Smit tussen 1769 en 1773. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm.: 29,5 x 38,5 cm. In lijst.Van 30 mei tot en met 4 juni 1768 bracht het stadhouderlijk paar Prins Willem V en Prinses Wilhelmina van Pruisen een bezoek aan Amsterdam.De Amsterdamsche Courant schrijft: op de 31ste mei stappen de Doorluchtige Personagien bij den Haarlemmersluis in het Groote Admiraliteits Jagt en worden bij het afzeilen begroet met 21 Schooten uit het Canon dezer Stad, en vervolgens gesalueerd door alle op de Rede liggende Schepen en Jagten. Het Admiraliteits Jagt werd toen geboegseerd met Roeibooten, wijl er weinig wind was en naar Zaandam geaccompagneerd, door 5 a 6 Jagten, benevens een aanzienlijke menigte van groote en kleine Vaartuigen. Hunne Doorluchtige en Koninklijke Hoogheden op gemelde plaats aangekomen zijnde, bezigtigden dezelfde, en bezagen de Kerk aan de Westzijde, gemeenlijk de Bullenkerk genaamd; van daar roeide het Jagt een gedeelte van de Zaan op en hunne Hoogheden stapten vervolgens aan de Oostzijde uit en bezigtigden aldaar ingelijks de Kerk. De Inwoners hadden op twee plaatzen Eereboogen van Groente en Gebloemte, met Inscriptien daarboven opgerigt, door welke hunne Hoogheden passeerden met Hoogstderzelver gevolg, ten 6 uuren, deze Stad, voeren tot aan Pampus even voorbij den Vuur-Toren, en ankerden bij derzelver Retour terstond bij ?t Oorlogschip, dat voor ?s Lands Werf op de Rede lag, zijnde versierd met allerlei soorten van Vlaggen: welk schip des avonds geheel geillumineerd was; alwaar hunne Hoogheden ook gesoupeerd hebben, en zijn vervolgens aan de Mosselsteiger weer aan Land gestapt.Prijs: ?1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Volcans des Cordillères de Quito et du Mexique.Paris, Gide and J. Baudry (colophon and back of half-title: printed by E. Thunot & Co.), 1854. Oblong 4to. With 12 engraved plates, of which 9 tinted views, 2 plans and 1 cross section. Half cloth, original printed paper sides.

      BMC NH, p. 889; Sabin 33749; cf. Löwenberg 219; Ward 1154. First French edition of a series of 12 plates (with letterpress descriptions) concerning volcanoes of the Andean Cordillera, around Quito and Mexico, after drawings by the great German naturalist and geographer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859). This area was named "the avenue of volcanoes" by Humboldt in 1802 as there is no other place in the world with such a high concentration of volcanoes.It was originallly published in German as Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico as part of Humboldt's Kleinere Schriften (1853) and this first French edition is published as the atlas volume of Mélanges de Géologie et physique génerale but often found separately.Good copy, with several spots.

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        Memorie Storico-Critiche degli Scrittori Ravennati

      Woodcut printer's device on titles. 4 p.l., xxvii, [1], 368 pp.; 547 pp. Large 4to, cont. Italian red morocco (covers of Vol. II a little rubbed), sides richly gilt with the arms of Pope Clement XIV in gilt in center of each cover, spines richly gilt (each tooled slightly differently), a.e.g. Faenza: G.A. Archi, 1769. First edition, and a very handsome set with the arms of Pope Clement XIV on covers, of the first bio-bibliographical guide to the writers of Ravenna; about 2500 works by more than 600 authors are included. Ginanni (1698-1774), the learned Italian bibliographer and historian, was a professor in Florence and then in Ravenna where he developed a great knowledge of Italian history and writers. He formed an important collection of books and medals and was a member of many academic societies. Very fine set. Stamp on titles of the Biblioteca Piervissana on titles. From the library of A.R.A. Hobson with bookplate. ❧ Besterman 5346. N.B.G., Vol. 20, cols. 570-71.

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        [Series of 3 coloured jigsaw puzzles]. La veille d'Austerlitz. With : La Nuit de Lodi. With : Clémence de l'empéreur.Paris, Ulysse, [ca. 1815]. Each puzzle measures 19.5 x 24.5 cm. Each puzzle with an engraved plate mounted on thin wood, coloured by a contemporary hand and cut to form a jigsaw puzzle, with engraved caption and short description below the image. Kept in the original cardboard box (!) with an etched and engraved sample plate for a fourth puzzle (with caption «Équité de l'empereur») on the top, coloured by a contemporary hand, and an embossed gilt-paper border, each puzzle with the original pink paper wrap-around slip preserved.

      A nice and colourful set of jigsaw puzzles depicting scenes from the life of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), 2 of the puzzles and the sample plate with address «Ulysse Paris» engraved in the image. Each puzzle has 20 pieces. The first depicts Napoleon Bonaparte calmly sleeping in a chair after having given orders to his generals on the eve of the battle of Austerlitz (1 Dec. 1805). The second shows a still fresh Napoleon addressing an exhausted soldier, a scene from the terrible battle at Lodi, Italy, 10 May 1796, between French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte and the Austrian rear guard led by Johann Beaulieu. The third shows Napoleon as merciful Emperor, receiving the thankful wife and children of a Prussian lord accused of conspiracy, but whom he nonetheless pardoned.The puzzle matching the scene mounted on the top of the box is not included; a few pieces cracked at thin spots; box slightly defective with traces of use and browned. A good set.

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        Series of 3 coloured jigsaw puzzles]. La veille d'Austerlitz. With: La Nuit de Lodi. With: Clémence de l'empéreur.Paris, Ulysse, [ca. 1815]. Each puzzle measures 19.5 x 24.5 cm. Each puzzle with an engraved plate mounted on thin wood, coloured by a contemporary hand and cut to form a jigsaw puzzle, with engraved caption and short description below the image. Kept in the original cardboard box (!) with an etched and engraved sample plate for a fourth puzzle (with caption «Équité de l'empereur») on the top, coloured by a contemporary hand, and an embossed gilt-paper border, each puzzle with the original pink paper wrap-around slip preserved.

      - A nice and colourful set of jigsaw puzzles depicting scenes from the life of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), 2 of the puzzles and the sample plate with address «Ulysse Paris» engraved in the image. Each puzzle has 20 pieces. The first depicts Napoleon Bonaparte calmly sleeping in a chair after having given orders to his generals on the eve of the battle of Austerlitz (1 Dec. 1805). The second shows a still fresh Napoleon addressing an exhausted soldier, a scene from the terrible battle at Lodi, Italy, 10 May 1796, between French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte and the Austrian rear guard led by Johann Beaulieu. The third shows Napoleon as merciful Emperor, receiving the thankful wife and children of a Prussian lord accused of conspiracy, but whom he nonetheless pardoned.The puzzle matching the scene mounted on the top of the box is not included; a few pieces cracked at thin spots; box slightly defective with traces of use and browned. A good set.

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        Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere Nouvelle Edition 14 volume set

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1769 - 1770. Hardcover. Good. 14 volume with Volume III of the Supplement. Bound in contemporary French mottled calf. Gilt stamps spines. Good bindings and covers. Some minor edge wear. All edges red. Marginal dampstaining, affecting plates in Volume 9. Occasional spotting, marginal soiling. Supplement and Volumes 7 and 8 have sprung leaves. Profusely illustrated with 202 engraved plates, 2 folding maps, folding chart. Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, was a noted scientist whose monumental works in natural sciences influenced the next two generations of naturalists, including Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Georges Cuvier. (Mayr, The Growth of Biological Thought. p 330) Buffon's work was based on the methods of observation and experimentation. He raised many of the fundamental problems of biology in a scientific context. One of Buffon's most important contributions was the popularization of the old earth theory, in opposition to Archbishop Ussher's biblical earth time-line. Buffon was an important pre-cursor to Darwin. Cited as the father of biogeography, Buffon's Law postulated that creatures "improved" and "degenerated" after dispersing from a center of creation. He based his theory on comparative anatomy studies. Buffon tried to explain the origin of living things by spontaneous generation of elementary particles and its development as a consequence of climate and diet. Buffon argued that all members of a family of species descended from the same ancestors, a "unity of type". Contents:T. 1. Premier discours. Second discours. Preuves de la theorie de la terre: article I-VIII --t. 2. Article IX-XIX. Conclusion --t. 3. Histoire generale des animaux: chapitre I-IX --t. 4. Chapitre X-XI. Recapitulation. Histoire naturelle de l'homme --t. 5. Varietes dans l'espece humaine. Discours sur la nature des animaux. Letters de MM. les deputes & syndic de la Faculte de theologie a M. de Buffon, avec les reponse & declaration de M. de Buffon. Discours prononce a l'Academie francoise --t. 6. Les animaux domestiques --t. 7-12. Les animaux sauvages --t. 13. Concordance & table alphabetique des noms pour les animaux quadrupedes. Supplement III. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        DE LA TOLERANCE DANS LA RELIGION OU DE LA LIBERTE DE CONSCIENCE - L'INTOLERANCE CONVAINCUE DE CRIME ET DE FOLIE.

      Londres 1769 - Londres, s.n., 1769. Edition originale. 1 vol. In-12, 4ff-174pp, relié plein veau, dos lisse orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre, plat avec triple filet d'encadrement, pages de garde de papier marbré ; toutes tranches marbrées. Deux rares traités sur l'intolérance religieuse. Le premier, de Crellius (Jan Crell), fut publié à l'origine en 1637 sous le titre "Junii Bruti, Poloni, Vindiciae pro religionis libertate". Traduit du Latin par Charles Le Cène, il figura dans la seconde partie de son traité "Conversations sur diverses matières de Religion". Cette traduction de Le Cène est ici adaptée par Jacques André Naigeon, athée convaincu et ami d'Holbach et de Diderot. Le second traité "De l?Intolérance dans la religion" (pp. 88 à 174) est la traduction par le baron P.H.D. d'Holbach (ici en édition originale) d'un essai anglais de Thomas Gordon et John Trenchard édité dans l?Independent Whig, revue qui parut de 1720 à 1723. Reliure avec de légères traces de frottement, notamment aux coiffes et mors. Coins un peu émoussés. Intérieur assez frais, un petit nombre de cahiers aux pages un peu brunies, mais dans leur majorité, les pages sont propres. Un bon exemplaire de cette rare édition originale de la traduction d'Holbach. */* London, 1769. First edition in French. 12mo, 4ff-174pp, bound in contemporary mottled calf, flat spine with gilt in compartments, black title label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Two scarce treatises on religious intolerance. The first is a translation of the Latin treatise, "Vindiciae pro religionis libertate", by the Socinian writer Johann Crell, first published in 1637. This French translation, by Charles Le Cène, had originally appeared as the second part of his "Conversations sur diverses matières de Religion", published in Amsterdam under a false Philadelphia imprint in 1687, and is here edited by Jacques-André Naigeon, the radical atheist and friend of Holbach and Diderot, who was responsible for the clandestine printing of several of Holbach?s works in Amsterdam. The second treatise, "De l?Intolérance dans la religion" (pp. 88 to 174), is a translation by Holbach of an English essay by Thomas Gordon & John Trenchard that was first published in The Independent Whig, a periodical published by them between 1720 and 1723. Binding slightly rubbed at edges & corners, some pages with light browning, but overall clean. A good copy of this scarce edition. - Weight / Poids livre : 182 g 182 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reizen rondom de weereld, ondernomen . . . tot het doen van ontdekkingen in het zuider halfrond . . .Including: BYRON, John. [Drop title:] Verkort verhaal der reizen . . . Tocht van den Kommandeur Byron.WALLIS, Samuel. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1766, 1767 en 1768. . . . voerende des Konings schip Den Dolphyn.CARTERET, Philip. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1766, 1767, 1768 en 1769. . . . voerende des Konings sloep De Swaluw.COOK, James. Verkort verhaal eener reize rondom de weereld, gedaan in de jaaren 1769, 1770 en 1771. . . ., voerende 's Konings schip, Den Onderneemer.Rotterdam, Reinier Arrenberg, 1774. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece. With an extra folding e

      - Beddie 658; cf. Hill 783; Holmes 5; Sabin 30945; O' Reilly & Reitman 367-370. First Dutch edition of an important collection of accounts of recent English maritime expeditions, including Cook's first expedition, edited by John Hawkesworth. "John Byron, in the Dolphin, visited the Tuamoto Islands and Nikunau in what would later be called the Gilbert Islands . . . Captain Wallis, also in the Dolphin, discovered the volcanic island of Tahiti, which he named King George III Island, and Moorea . . . Captain Carteret, in command of the Swallow, became separated from Captain Wallis and was feared lost. He discovered Pitcairn Island and some remote atolls in the South Seas. The first voyage under the not-yet-famous Captain Cook's command, on the Endeavour, was primarily of scientific nature . . . Entering the Pacific around Cape Horn, Cook reached Tahiti in 1769 and carried out the necessary astronomical observations. Excellent relations with the Tahitians were maintained, and Sir Joseph Banks . . . and Daniel C. Solander carried out extensive ethnological and botanical research. Leaving Tahiti in July, Cook discovered, named, and charted the Society Islands, and . . . explored New Zealand . . . Cook then headed towards Australia and discovered and charted the eastern coast . . ., naming the area New South Wales. Cook's discoveries won him prominence, promotion, and the opportunity to sail again. They also ensured John Hawkesworth's position in maritime literary history, as the official chronicler of Cook's first voyage'' (Hill).With some water stains at the head of 1 quire (O) and the top edge of the map dirty, but otherwise in fine condition and wholly untrimmed. First Dutch edition of 4 English maritime expeditions, including Cook's first expedition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Triumph nach der Schlacht bei Chotyn 1769, 1769

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten rechts signiert: "D. Chodowiecki f.". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 55 II/III. Grösse: 16,4 x 22,4 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Papier: 18,2 x 23,2 cm. Beschreibung: Besonders seltenes Blatt. Zweiter Zustand von drei: Mit den Schattenlagen und den ausgeschliffenen Figuren im Himmel, die Füße der linken Figur aber noch schwach sichtbar. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Tavola raffigurante un camino decorato con elementi egizi. Tratta dall'opera "Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizj desunte dall'architettura egizia, etrusca, e greca".

      [In Roma, nella stamperia di Generoso Salomoni, 1769], incisione in rame all'acquaforte, mm. 250x381 (l'impronta dalla lastra), mm. 440x587 (il foglio). Firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra: "Cavaliere Piranesi inv. ed inc." Numerata in lastra in basso a destra: 14. Magnifica prova, impressa ad inchiostro nero su carta vergata coeva, filigrana non leggibile. Ottime condizioni, a pieni margini.

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        A candid disquisition of the principles and practices of the most ancient and honourable society of Free and Accepted Masons; together with some strictures on the origin, nature, and design of that institution. Dedicated, with permission, to the most noble and most worshipful Henry Duke of Beaufort, &c. &c. Grand Master.

      London, printed for the author, by Brother James Dixwell 1769.. 2 Bll., XXXII, 243 S. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. Wolfstieg 1363. - Erste Ausgabe. - Mit einem Stempel der Gordon Lodge, Hanley. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Unbeschnitten. Tls. etwas fleckig.

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        Institutiones Rei herbariae. Editio tertia, appendicibus aucta ab Antonio de Jussieu.

      Lyon, Typographia Regia, 1769. Three parts in two thick volumes. 4to (24.8 x 19.1 cm). Two engraved titles and one engraved title vignette, one nice engraved text vignette; xxxii, [xvi], 695, [vi], 58 pp., and 489 engraved plates. Uniform contemporary style grained half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers.l This edition includes the "Tabulae Generum" (58 pp.) and "Corollarium Institutionum Rei Herbariae in quo plantae 1356 munificentia L. Magni in orientalibus reg. obserratae recensentur..." (3 ll.). "The significance of Tournefort to eighteenth-century botany, and to that of today, lies in his having classified all plants into genera... The Institutiones (1700) was in the main a translation of the Eléments de botanique into Latin; and the Corollarium Institutionum Rei Herbariae (1703) was a supplement written on his return from his travels into the Near East, describing 1350 genera which he had found there." (Hunt). This is a later printing of the third (1719) edition, which is much more common. A nice copy with broad margins. Plate 270 bound in upside down; tear in the lower margin of the half title to the "Tabulae generum"; inoffensive dampstain to the gutter, only in the rear, a bit more so on the very last few leaves. Some very light spots in the margins of the text and one plate repaired at the edge. Overall a very good copy, with broad margins. Hunt 450; Nissen BBI, 1977; Stafleu an Cowan, 14.783.

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        Hollandsche zee-schepen.With: (2) Beknopte beschrijving der takelaadje van een driemast koopvaardijschip.Amsterdam, Evert Maaskamp, [ca. 1810]. 8vo (19.5 x 16 cm). With 6 aquatint plates to ad 1 and an engraved plate to ad 2. 20th-century brown roan.

      - Ad 1: Maritiem Digitaal (1 copy); NCC (no location); not in De Groot & Vorstman; Cat. NHSM; WorldCat; ad 2: Maritiem Digitaal (1 copy); not in Bruzelius; NCC; WorldCat. Extremely rare series of Dutch sea ship prints, containing 6 aquatints and a letterpress title-page defining the different ships, published and engraved by the Amsterdam-based publisher Evert Maaskamp (1769-1834). The aquatints show two cutters, two frigates, a yacht and a "smak", all depicted at sea. The plates are accompanied by an equally rare, small booklet on the rigging of a Dutch three-master merchant ship, also published by Maaskamp. It briefly discusses the masts, sails and cordage of the ship, all illustrated on an engraved plate.With bookplate on paste-down. Each leaf and each plate is mounted on a stub. Slightly browned and slightly foxed, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding only slightly rubbed along the extremities.

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        EJECUTORIA de Hidalguía de los apellidos de Domínguez de la Torre y González.

      - Manuscrito en vitela fechado en 1769, 31 x 21 cm., plena piel de época con desgarro en el plano posterior, hilos dorados en ambos planos, bellas guardas francesas del siglo XVIII con dibujos en colores con adornos florales y vegetales , fondo con dibujos geométricos, círculos enlazados y pájaro central y con leyenda impresa "Paris chez les Associe nº 160", escudo en colores + 23 hojas con bella caligrafía, doble recuadro con adornos en las esquinas, letras capitulares y viñeta miniadas con dibujos en colores + árbol genealógico plegado. GENEALOGÍA HERÁLDICA

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        Lezioni di Chirurgia Dette Da Ippolito Andrea Lomi Fiorentino Maestro, e Lettore nel Regio Spedale di Santa Maria Nuova. Date Alla Luce dal Dottor Luca Gherardini .

      Bonducciana, Firenze (Florence) 1769 - ixi, 1-12 [foreword] , 13-367, i [errata] Quarto. cream vellum over stiff boards, spine lettered in gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Lomi. The book is dedicated to "the most illustrious Signore Giovan Giorgio" and contains lessons by Andrea Lomi, who also was director of the hospital "Santa Maria Nuova", the oldest hospital in Florence founded in 1288. Incidentally the founder, Folco Portinari was the father of Dante's beloved Beatrice. Leonardo da Vinci may have interned there when he was undertaking his "Anatomical Drawings."Santa Maria Nuova very early on provided a surgical clinic, the "medicinarium" for the use of not only those in the wards but also outpatients. By 1500 they had ten doctors to supervice the medicinarium; it was well established as a specialized medical institution by the early 16th century, and saw the creation of a formal school of surgery on the premised by the late 16th centuryThe lessons cover amongst other ailments:Tumours in general; Angina; Carbuncles; Abcesses; Breast cancer; Ganglions; prognostic differences and indications of Gangrene; Care of virulent Gangrene caused by arms or by the bite of poisonous animals, as well as by bedsores; Cancers; about tubercles in the eyelid and in particular about sties; indication and cure of phimosis and paraphimoses; About and cure for exostoses and the gums, and much more. [OCLC lists only the universities in Gottingen and Leipzig as having copies of the title. Park and Henderson, pp. 164-173]. Spine expertly repaired, slight dust soiling of vellum, else fine. Interior as new [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A candid disquisition of the principles and practices of the most ancient and honourable society of Free and Accepted Masons; together with some strictures on the origin, nature, and design of that institution. Dedicated, with permission, to the most noble and most worshipful Henry Duke of Beaufort, &c. &c. Grand Master.

      London, printed for the author, by Brother James Dixwell 1769. - 2 Bll., XXXII, 243 S. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. Wolfstieg 1363. - Erste Ausgabe. - Mit einem Stempel der Gordon Lodge, Hanley. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Unbeschnitten. Tls. etwas fleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CASE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA, ADDRESSED TO THE KING AND BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.

      London. 1769 [i.e. 1768]. - [4],35pp. Modern paper boards, printed paper label. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Very minor toning. Very good plus. In a green half morocco and cloth folder. First edition (it was reprinted in Boston the same year). The tract urges that England abandon the idea of colonial taxation and allow America greater self government, arguing that this policy would benefit England more in the end. This edition not presently recorded by ESTC. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 68-4a. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 64a. HOWES B1039, "aa."

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        Les grâces.

      - A Paris, chez Laurent Prault & Bailly 1769. Gr.-8° (22,7 x 15 cm). VIII, 330 S., 3 Bl. - Mit illustriertem Kupfertitel von und nach Moreau le jeune, Frontispiz von Simonet nach Boucher und fünf Kupfertafeln von de Launay, de Longueil, Massard (2) und Simonet nach Moreau le jeune. - Dunkelgrünes Maroquin des 19. Jahrhunderts von Chambolle-Duru, Rücken auf fünf Bünden mit Titelei, Erscheinungsort- und jahr und reicher Goldprägung, die Deckel mit dreifachem Filetenrahmen, zweifache Stehkantenfilete, breite Innenkantenbordüre, Marmorpapiervorsätze, Goldschnitt. (Innenkantenvergoldung etwas verfärbt). - Conlon 69:1050. Bocher 1289-1294. Gay II, 417f. La Porte 120. Fürstenberg 108 und 146. Cohen 834f.: »Charmant ouvrage gallament illustré.« - Erste Ausgabe. - Leicht bis mäßig gebräunt, sonst sehr schönes, kaum beschnittenes Exemplar in einem prachtvollen Meistereinband. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jenneval, ou le Barnevelt François, Drame en Cinq Actes, en Prose. Par M. Mercier. A Paris, chez Le Jay, 1769. In-8 de (4)-146 pp. Une planche dessinée par Marillier, gravée par Ghendt. Le Déserteur, Drame, en cinq actes et en prose. Par M. Mercier. A Paris, chez Le Jay, 1770. In-8 de (4)-95-(1) pp. Frontispice dessiné par Marillier, gravée par Ghendt. L'Indigent, Drame en Quatre Actes, en Prose. Par M. Mercier. A Paris, chez Le Jay, 1772. In-8 de (4)-112 pp. Planche gravée par Lainé.

      chez Le Jay 1769-1772, A Paris - 3 pièces reliées en 1 vol. in-8, veau havane, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin havane, tranches dorées, triple filet filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, fleurons aux angles (reliure de l'époque). Recueil de trois pièces de Louis- Sébastien Mercier en édition originale. Bel exemplaire à grandes marges imprimé sur papier fort. Trace de mouillure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        English Liberty Being a Collection of Interesting Tracts, from the Year 1762, to 1769. Containing the Private Correspondence , Speeches, and Addresses, of John Wilkes Esq. Humbly Dedicated to the King

      London: Printed by and for T. Baldwin. 1769 - Description: London: T. Baldwin, [undated] 1769. Contemporary full Calf. First Edition. Large Quarto – 12 inches tall. Text near fine. Royal Quarto. Scarce volume with additional publications by Wilkes at the rear. Two volumes in one binding with continuous pagination. Bound in at the rear and all assumed to be written by John Wilkes are: · Number IV of “The Extraordinary North Briton” (Second Edition dated June 3d 1769) page 19 to 24. · A single leaf entitled “To the Inhabitants of Tower Ward” dated December 20 1769. · “The Theatrical Monitor (Number II)” dated October 1st 1768 running to 6pp · “The Report of the Commissioner for Taking, Examining, and Stating The Publick Accounts of the Kingdom. With the Examinations and Depositions Relating thereunto: and the Resolutions of the House of Commons thereupon With Her Majesty’s Gracious Answer to the Resolutions laid before Her Majesty” dated 1712 and Printed for Samuel Keble. 16pp. · “An Extract from The St James’s Chronicle of Saturday December, 1768”. A single leaf. · “New Books Published and Sold by John Cawthorn” “English Liberty” runs to xviii, plus 391 pages. There is no publication date given however its condition and binding indicate that it was printed soon after the letters were written. Condition Report Externally Spine – fair to good condition – nice patina and red title label with gilt titles and compartment decoration. Worn and marked. Joints – poor to fair condition – front joint cracked and loose, rear joint worn and solid. Corners – fair condition – worn to the board. Boards – fair to good condition – marked, worn, gilt lined and blind to the edges. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – fair to good condition – see joints above. Paste downs – good condition – foxed. End papers – good condition – foxed. Title – good condition – offsetting from the portrait. Pages – good condition – some foxing. Binding – good condition – text block solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1769 [undated] Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The manuscript diaries of four members of the prominent Bavarian family Chlingensberg: Joseph Maria Bernhard von Chlingensberg (1749-1811), his son Joseph von Chlingensberg auf Berg (1777-1830), the younger Joseph's wife Karoline von Chlingensberg, née Baroness von Asch (1789-1826), and their son Joseph von Chlingensberg (1808-37). These diaries, present here in 49 volumes and covering a 62-year period (1769-1830), provide an intimate account of the lives of a socially prominent family, the men's professional lives as important lawyers, daily matters, and, above all, the rather shocking sexual life of Joseph von Chlingensberg auf Berg. These diaries have received no scholarly attention and remain unpublished. Our description below suggests the rich possibilities which exist in these diaries

      I. CHLINGENSBERG, Joseph Maria Bernhard von. Diary entries and notes regarding business and household matters covering the years 1769-1778. Manuscript in ink on paper, written in German, Latin, and French. The diary entries have been written in an annual series of printed Schreib-Kalender auf ein besondere Form und Weis…zum täglichen Nutzen also eingericht (Munich: F.J. Thuille, [1768-77]). Ten vols. Small 4to (204 x 165 mm.), various cont. bindings of gilt brocade paper in varying designs over boards, gilt leather labels with each respective year on upper covers. Mainly Munich: 1769-78. Following the time-honored family tradition, Joseph Maria Bernhard von Chlingensberg (1749-1811), lord of Schönhofen near Regensburg and of Berg near Landshut, entered the legal profession, and was employed by the Bavarian Elector in Munich as privy councilor and in various other advisory capacities. He was married twice, to Marianne von Markreither (1757-92) and to Antonie von Haugwith (1770-1838). The year 1769 sees Chlingensberg's first entry in the Schreib-Kalender. In a fluent hand, he notes: "1769 is the first year in which I shall write something in this calendar, which I shall continue to do for the rest of my life." The front pastedown of the volume is signed "v. Chlingensberg, JMia." A few of the (not always daily) entries are written carefully, but most are written in a rather casual fashion. At first, Chlingensberg concentrates on earnings and expenditures. On 1 January 1769, he writes: "My uncle gave me 12 guilders for a wig." Sums paid for chocolate, coffee and sugar are noted, as well as for books and bookbinders: "I drew up a contract with Crätz the bookdealer, promising to buy all my books from him and to pay him every six months." He gives his mother money and presents his sister Nandl (Anna) with "a few guilders for the fair." At the end of the each month, he notes monies spent on the hairdresser (a regular expenditure), on the lamplighter, and "tips" (January 1777). Soon, Chlingensberg's fondness for gambling becomes apparent. He records gains and losses, mostly in French ("gagné au jeu" and "perdu au jeu"), ever increasing in frequency and sums as the years pass. On 1 February 1778 an entire page is dedicated to gambling profits and debts. His principal vice is "le jeu" next to "lotterie" and "billiard." Entries concerning his private activities are relatively scarce. On 5 June 1770, he notes that he rode his horse to Nymphenburg palace, Munich; on 5 July of that year we learn "She made it quite clear that she would be a friend to me, but nothing more; all the same I cannot hate her." On 24 August, Chlingensberg "rode to Nymphenburg and spent half an hour there." A few birthdays and other anniversaries are mentioned. As of 1775, expenditures are recorded. On 3 October, for instance, he "gave my wife 136 guilders for household expenses." On 3 December 1775, his daughter Mariana Josepha Xaveria Barbara is born; on 26 May 1777, he notes (in Latin) the birth of an unnamed son. Chlingensberg visits the theater, goes to dances, and mentions other festivities, such as "a serenade in front of the Fuggers' house to celebrate Miss …'s marriage to Baron Sandizell" (14 June 1772). The majority of Chlingensberg's entries, however, concern his legal work. Written mostly in fluent Latin, they show him to be a conscientious and hard-working lawyer who is very rarely "Not a member of the council." At the end of each month, he states the number of motions he has brought forward to the council. Chlingensberg is in the courtroom on an almost daily basis, recording in a matter-of-fact way the names of the opponents and of the court clerk, without giving any further details of the respective case. Written in haste, the word "contra" is often reduced to a mere colon. Chlingensberg's courtroom battles include a dispute between two Jewish businessmen, Elias Oppenheimer and Samuel Perchheimer (27 May 1771); a disagreement involving the Cistercian monastery of Seligenthal and the Landshut borough of Berg (29 January 1774); and a variance between one Levi Jud and Count Preysing (24 August 1775). Further courtroom controversies regarding inheritances, property, and other legal matters are recorded involving the local gentry, such as Count La Rosée and the Barons Eyb, Lerchenfeld, Aretin, Stauffenberg, and Pauli, as well as patricians, commoners, peasants etc. of both sexes; Bellet, Bosshardt, Freisinger, Fugger, Grindl, Gruber, Victoria Huber, Rachel Jud (24 March 1777), Lochner, Strobl, and Thalmayr are among the names mentioned. The gilt-brocade papers on the covers of the bindings are by Johann Carl Munck of Augsburg (1772), A[ndreas] S[treller] of Nördlingen (1777), and others. While these diaries were subjected to daily use and taken along on trips, they exhibit only minor wear. Completed leaves have been diagonally trimmed at each upper corner. These diaries provide a record of a decade in the life of a hardworking and sober-minded lawyer, with only a few bad habits, in the second half of the 18th century. The next group of diaries, those of his son, provide a rather different story as we shall see. II. CHLINGENSBERG AUF BERG, Joseph von. The manuscript diary entries and notes regarding business and household matters and his hyper-active sex-life, covering the years 1801-1830 (lacking the 1804 volume). Manuscript in ink on paper, written mostly in German with Latin technical terms and fashionable French expressions. The diary entries have been written in an annual series of printed Schreib-Kalender (authored by Albert Bauer as of 1802, lacking the 1804 volume, 1803 is a different calendar), published by Hübschmann at Munich, 1800, 1801 and 1804-29. 29 vols. Small 4to, various cont. bindings including blue boards, decorated boards in various designs, one in gilt brocade, gilt labels with respective years on upper cover (16 vols.) or stamped on upper cover, 13 with all edges gilt. Munich, Berg near Landshut et al., 1801-30. Again, following the family tradition, Joseph von Chlingensberg auf Berg (26 May 1777-24 May 1830), entered the legal profession and became courtroom councillor in the employ of the King of Bavaria. On 13 August 1806, he married Karoline von Asch (10 December 1789-14 June, 1826). The diaries offered here record the life of a country gentleman and extremely busy lawyer, conscientious and hardworking, who is, at the same time, consumed by his passion for women and sexual adventures. Chlingensberg's handwriting is sometimes generously large and easily legible, at other times a hasty scribble. Many pages are filled right up to the edge with multiple entries for the same day. The blank leaves inserted between the printed calendar pages, too, are often covered over and over with minuscule writing. The diary entries, covering a period of thirty years (in 1801 Chlingensberg is 24, he dies in 1830 just two days short of his 53rd birthday), reflect his increasing age and his varying states of mind and bodily health. There are many entries in large attractive script on the blank leaves inserted between the printed calendar leaves recording birthdays and fêtes of family members, friends, and acquaintances. Thus, every year on August 4th, he notes the "Birthday of my dear Pepi"; on October 14th he records the "Birthday of my dear, never-to-be-forgotten Therese." There are anniversaries of weddings (15 April 1829: "It was 18 years ago today that Sicherer got married") and of deaths (10 February, starting in 1819: "Death of my late, never-to-be-forgotten Therese"). In the volume for 1830 (the year of Chlingensberg's death), the dates of the fairs and church dedication days (which usually went hand in hand with further country fairs) are noted right up to December. Chlingensberg died in May, so it seems he always made a point of entering these dates as soon as he received the printed calendar volume for the next year. Added to these key dates there are numerous notes on the interleaved blank leaves that show Chlingensberg to be a conscientious lord of the manor with a watchful eye on his household and his assets. He records expenditures and receipts, loans and gifts (sums given to his mother, his sister, his wife etc.); he buys and sells oats, hay, wood, tobacco; has his horses Lisel and (as of 1824) Hans, the Gray, and the Brown shod regularly; and much more. Chlingensberg's days are regularly filled with work in the mornings; he also travels extensively. Year after year, he notes, almost daily: "Worked until 11 in the morning" or "Worked like a dog until 1 in the afternoon" or "Worked like a dog per totem diem in very bad weather" (10 April 1825), etc. The company Chlingensberg keeps on a professional level is mainly aristocratic; his acquaintances include chancellor Courtin, president of the Royal College Dalwitz, Godin, Fraunberg, Hochstetter, Hornstein, Gumppenberg, La Rosé, Lassberg, Lerchenfeld, Löwenthal, Montgelas, Seinsheim, and Sicherer, but in a courtoom context, mention is also made of numerous patricians, commoners, and peasants. In private, however, Chlingensberg feels at home in every stratus of society. The Life of a Libertine But here is where his diaries become really fascinating and the fun begins. At the end of almost every day, all notes regarding Chlingensberg's work are supplemented with remarks like "afterwards, went to dinner" or entries beginning "and in the afternoon" or "and in the evening." These days are filled to the brim (or rather, to the edges of the page) with a great deal of meticulously recorded private matter far beyond Chlingensberg's regular attendance at church on Sundays. Each of his spare-time activities, be it a visit to the theater, to a cabaret or museum, a horseback ride, a trip, a dance, a supper invitation, a game of billiards, or a stroll in the park, seems to culminate in an erotic escapade of varying degrees of intensity. Chlingensberg was obsessed with women - "whore", "das Mensch" (Bavarian dialect for "young woman"), "slut," landlord's daughter, servant girl, maid, serving wench, or cook, noblewomen, patricians' daughters and wives - he has to "have" all of them. Chlingensberg has painstakingly recorded all his sexual escapades in great detail throughout these diaries. At first, he writes in German, but as of 1805 (some of that year's entries have been cut or torn out), he employs a cipher. Chlingensberg's son, shortly after the death of his father, successfully "cracked" his father's cipher and a 20th-century owner "cracked" it again, describing it as "Shorthand, 16th century, England by way of France, also in Germany since the late 18th century" (two slips laid in explaining deciphering of code). Beginning in 1805, Chlingensberg often records an instance of intercourse by means of a symbol denoting the female sexual organ (an oval with one or more dashes through the middle, each dash denoting an orgasm; there are, for example, six dashes on his wedding anniversary). The above-mentioned previous owner, having decoded Chlingensberg's cipher, has provided a translation of several passages, written in pencil and ink on several slips of paper - but only for the 1806-1810 volumes of the calendar. Thus, from 1811 on, the enormous number of "secret" passages still await their decoding. The translations extant let Chlingensberg appear as a raving sexist using very plainly obscene language on the one hand, and as a sensitive lover on the other, a man who loses his head, sheds bitter tears, and writes passionate love-letters - all of this simultaneously. Chlingensberg never uses force to achieve his aims, instead relying on gentle but stubbornly insistent cajoling, "surprise attacks," or pure adoration. He occasionally notes if the woman has actually "come" or if she has only feigned a climax. He often uses a "kontom" to avoid venereal disease and unwanted pregnancies. It is indeed hard to believe that all the mothers who forbade their daughters to associate with Chlingensberg, all the fathers who would as soon have locked their daughters away, all the cuckolded husbands who were away at work or out of town, were unable to do anything about these goings-on. Chlingensberg's entire social circle seems to have happily played along. For a number of years, he had a crony named Grandauer who often arranged meetings in which he sometimes participated to make a threesome. Here are a few quotes from the less bawdy parts of the deciphered passages (and I do want to emphasize these are the milder passages amongst hundred and hundreds of other sexual encounters): -1 February 1806: "Gietl's maid promised she would come, but didn't. So, feeling particularly horny, I walked the streets around seven o'clock, found Red Nani, took her home and f****d her" (Nani is short for Anna or Marianne). From 10-15 August 1807, he consorted with "the Löwenthal woman," Nani Sedlmayer, Nani Huber, "the Aschenbrenner woman" and "Nani Hurtig," which led to "no end of trouble" with his wife (as it often did), "so that I almost slapped her in the face and grabbed her by the neck." On 7 September 1807, "I had time to leisurely take my leave amid 100 kisses from the woman who is so eternally and unforgettably dear to my heart, and who alone could be my happiness on earth." On 27 August 1807, Chlingensberg "at 9 in the evening met the daughter of the late secretary Streicher, f****d her under the open sky and then f****d my wife.".

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        Ordonnance générale sur la voierie

      Veuve Bernard Pijon, Toulouse 1769 - ____ "Nous Capitouls gouverneurs de la ville de Toulouse.". Suit une longue ordonnance, pour les bâtiments que l'on construit, afin d'empêcher que les citoyens empiétents sur les rues, de pourvoir à la propreté, à l'éclairage, etc. Armes de la ville de Toulouse au titre. Probable ex-dono manuscrit : "à M. de Bellegarde". Etiquette imprimée : "Ce livre appartient à M. de Bellegarde, n°17 rue des Tisserands, Toulouse." Très rare. Selon le Ccfr et OCLC, les seuls exemplaires conservés dans les bibliothèques se trouvent à. Toulouse. Petit accroc à la coiffe, mais bel exemplaire. *-------*. In-12. Collation : 133, (1), 13 pp. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs ornés, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Dorpsfeest aan een rivier - Anton Koster (1769-1840).

      Tekening in pen en aquarel van de hand van Johan Friederich Anton Koster (1769-1840). Gesigneerd rechtsonder ?A. Koster F[ecit]?.Aan een rivier vindt een dorpsfeest plaats. Een vioolspeler maakt muziek, er wordt gedanst. Net aangekomen ruiters krijgen eerst iets te drinken. De stemming is goed. Met de roeiboot komen nog meer mensen. In kraampjes bieden verkopers hun waren aan. Aan de kerk wappert de Nederlandse vlag.Anton Koster kwam uit een gezin dat meerdere kunstenaars heeft voortgebracht. Hij vestigde zich in 1795 in Groningen. Hij was meer tekenaar dan schilder van landschappen.Prijs: ?3.500,- (incl. lijst).

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        ESSAY ON MAN & ESSAY ON WOMAN

      An Abridgment of Mr Pope's Essay on Man. Illustrated with Notes, Critical, and Moral, extracted from other celebrated authors. Invented, drawn and engraved by Val. Green. [with] An Essay on Woman. Illustrated with Notes from Various Authors, engraved by J. Roberts. Robert Sayer and M. Darby, 1769. 2 single folio sheets. c. 35 x 25 cm. Each with three horizontal creases and a little light surface wear, but clean and dark impressions. 2 single folio sheets. c. 35 x 25 cm. Each with three horizontal creases and a little light surface wear, but clean and dark impressions. A rare pair of satirical/allegorical literary/anatomical engravings featuring a half skeleton mirrored with a fully clothed character.

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        THE EXPERIENCED ENGLISH HOUSE-KEEPER For the Use and Ease of Ladies the House-keepers Cooks &c Wrote Purely from Practice and Dedicated to the Hon Lady Elizabeth Warburton Whom the Author lately served as House-keeper

      Manchester: Printed by J. Harrop for the author and sold by Messrs Fletcher and Anderson, London, 1769. 1st edn signed by author. 8vo. Rebound in recent green cloth with original gilt lettered leather spine label neatly relaid, new endpapers (Fine). Pp. iii + 362 + xi, with errata printed below index, illus with 1 folding plate complete and part only of 2nd plate; recipes in contemporary hand in front and rear prelims (prelims neatly repaired at corners; pages lightly spotted throughout).

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        Ara Amicitiae Parmae in foro maiori VII. Idus Iunii 1769.

      Stamperia reale 1769 - Sans lieu [Parme], sans nom [Stamperia reale], sans date [1769]. In-folio, XIpp. Demi reliure moderne à petits coins, titre sur le plat. 1 vignette de titre, 1 planche, 1 en-tête, 2 initiales et 1 cul-de-lampe par le Cavaliere E. A. Petitot, gravés par Baratti, Ravenet, et Bossi. Complet. Édition bilingue italien - français. 5ème livre de Bodoni ; Brooks (5) cite 2 éditions sans les distinguer (600, puis 100 exemplaires). Quelques légères rousseurs. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MERCURIUS. Altonaischer Merkur. 207 Zeitungen, Nr.7 bis 208 1769. beginnt mit 12.1.1769

      Merkur., Altona. 1769 - 8° kl. 17,5 x 10,5 x 8 cm, 207 Zeitungen gebunden in Hldr. der Zeit, 6 goldverz. Bünden, Rückenschild mit Goldschrift, Rücken im oberen Bereich mit Fehlstelle, Deckel berieben. Je Zeitung 8 S., außer Heft 7 alle mit Titelblatt mit Holzschnittvignette. Erste Zeitung mit Flecken, dann aber richtig guter Zustand. Schöne feste Bindung. Innen Stempel u. handschr. Eintrag auf leerem Vorsatz. Enthält: 207 Zeitungen, 14 Nrn. fehlen, dafür 19 Nrn. mit 2 Ausgaben versch. Inhalts = Ausgaben. 8 Zeitungen etwas knapper beschnitten. Enthält Nachrichten aus Europa sowie amtliche Bekanntmachungen (wie Konkurs- und Erbschaftsmitteilungen), private Anzeigen von Geburten u. Todesfällen, Geschäfts-Anzeigen, Lotteriegewinne, Wechselkurse, Stellengesuche u. -angebote etc. 16, grüner Schrank Sprache: de [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Topographie von Niederösterreich, in welcher alle Städte. Märkte, Dörfer, Klöster, Schlößer, Herrschaften, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Freyhöfe, nahmhafter Oerter u. d. g. angezeiget werden, die in diesem Erzherzogthume wirklich angetroffen werden, oder sich ehmals darinn befunden haben.

      Wien, Kurzböck 1769-70. - 3 Bde. in 1 Bd. Tit., 6 Bll., 428; Tit., 327 (1) S.; Tit., 1 Bl., 222 S., 2 Bll., 177 (18) S. Mit Titelportr. (gest. v. J. Mansfeld). Ldr. d. Zt. über Holzdeckel. m. Blindpräg. Plan von Wien fehlt. Ohne Schließen. EA Slg. Mayer 462; Wurzbach LIV, 80; Gugitz III, 12024 - Die Bände 1, 2 enthalten die Beschreibung v. Niederösterreich mit alphabetischer Reihung d. Orte. In Band 3 die "Beschreibung der k.k. Haupt und Residenzstade Wien, als der dritte Theil zur österreichischen Topographie" mit der Nennung aller Häuser der Stadt und der Vorstädte. Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neues systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet.

      Nürnberg, G.N. Raspe, 1769-1788. 10 volumes and 1 index volume. 4to (300 x 230mm). With 1 handcoloured engraved frontispiece, 1 portrait and 367 fine handcoloured engraved plates, numerous engravings in the text of which some handcoloured. Contemporary calf, richly gilt spines with red and green gilt lettered labels (some minor skilful repairs, index volume half calf). The most beautifully produced German iconography on shells, portraying marine shells from all over the world including shells from Cook's voyage into the Pacific. /The work describes and portrays many shells from New Zealand, some from Australia and some from Tahiti, mostly collected during Cook's voyages. In the preface of the 5th volume Chemnitz states: "... viele dem Kenner wichtiger Conchyliologische Nachrichten aufgetrieben, auf jeder Kupferplatte einige ganz neue, äusserst seltene, auch vorzügliche Südländische, bey den Cookischen Seereisen, zuerst entdeckte Gattungen geliefert"./Below we give the volumes and pages where these shells are described (as well as portrayed). Vol. IV: p. 220; Vol. V: pp. 26, 27, 28, 36, 42, 47, 97, 100, 163, 166, 187, 207, 213, 215, 229, 230, 272, 285, 296, 321; Vol. VI: p. 30; Vol. VII: p. 61; Vol. VIII, 167, 195; Vol. IX, 1: p. 108; Vol. IX, 2: pp. 42, 44, 49; Vol. X: pp. 183, 187, 188, 202; 210, 238; 258, 281; 287, 288, 289, 291, 295, 296, 311, 313, 314, 315, 317, 321, 355./For example page 36 of volume V describes 'Der Cookskräusel von Cooks Meeresenge bey Neu-Seeland'; page 166 describes 'Das Bretspiel... diese Schnecken sind nach meinem Verzeichniss von Diemensland', page 207 describes 'Die rötliche geperlte Neuseeländische Mondschnecke'; Volume IX, 1 p. 108 describes 'Die linke Otaheitische Flussschnecke... die mir von den Cookischen Seereisen zugefallen'; Vol. X describes 'Der Wasserfall... auch diese Gattung haben wir den Cookischen Seereisen zu verdanken. Sie ist gleichfalls bey Neuseeland, bey diesem Wohnorte der herrlichen Conchylien gefunden worden', page 201 describes ‚'Der Otaheitische Thurm... die erst bey den letzten Cookischen Reisen um die Welt, bey Otaheite entdecket worden', page 314 describes 'Das Venusohr... das kleine gestreifte Ohr von Neu-Seeland', page 355 describes 'Die Südseeische Venus, Venus Australis... diese vortefliche Venusmuschel hat der berühmte Banks dem Herrn Spengler verehret'. Many of the shells come from the cabinet of Lorenz Spengel of Copenhagen (ex Museo Spengleriano). His cabinet contained many Cook related items and Spengel was a regular customer of Humprey, 'who wrote to Spengler on 15 October, 1775, apologizing for the delay in sending him shells and explaining that he needed to be on hand to take care of transactions on the return of the 'Resolution" (Andrews, The Southern Ark p. 48).//"Friederich Wilhelm Martini, a Hamburg physician, conceived the idea of publishing the first large-scale encyclopaedia of shells illustrated with hand-coloured plates. His ambition was to describe and portray every kind of shell known, an ambition virtually impossible to fulfil, as others have discovered since. No sooner was the third volume of the 'Neues Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet' in print that its author died, in 1778. Publication was continued by Johann Hieronymus Chemnitz, a Danish clergyman who, between 1779 and 1795, added a further eight volumes" (Dance, Shells p. 24).//The portrayed shells come from famous 'wunderkammer' collections of Kings and nobility, as well as wealthy merchants, such as the museum of Lorenz Spengler, cabinet maker of the King of Denmark; the museum of the King of Denmark, King Frederic V, an avid shell collector; the museum of Count A.G. Molke, who had one of the finest shell collections in Europe, many from the famous Seba collection; the museum of J.F. Bolten, who had worked out a new system of conchology; the museum of J.S. Schröter; the museum of Madame de Blandeville; the museum of Abraham Gevers, burgomaster of Rotterdam, who had one of the finest collections in the Netherlands; the museum of Empress of Austria, Maria Thesesia, who had a large shell collection in Vienna, which was decribed in a sumptuous folio by Baron Ignatius von Born; as well as the very extensive collections of Martini, in the first 3 volumes, and of Chemnitz in the other volumes. A very fine copy.//10 volumes were planned and the title of volume 10 reads 'zehnter and letzter Band'. A separate index was published by Samuel Schöter a 'Vollständiges alphabetisches Namen-Register über alle zehn Bände'. However in 1795 a supplementary volume was published, which is lacking in most sets and not present here. Very few sets have this volume. A 12th volume was published 34 years after publication of volume 11. It was published by G.H. Schubert & J.A. Wagner in 1829 and is one of the great rarities in conchological literature. //The excellent plates are by A.F. Happe, Krüger, J.S. Leitner, Nüssbiegel, Scheidl, F. Ant, J.P. Degen and others, and were engraved by V. Bischoff, J.C. Bock, C.B. Glassbach, L.S. Leutner, J. Nussbiegel and V. Vogel. //Nissen ZBI, 2722; B.M. (Nat. Hist.) III, 1252.

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        Isola di Corsica

      Londra 1769 - Rara carta geografica dell’isola tratta dal Giornale del viaggio fatto nell'isola di Corsica da Giacomo Boswell, con alcune memorie del generale Pasquale Paoli che serve di tomo 2. alla Relazione della Corsica ., traduzione italiana del libro di viaggio An Account of Corsica di James Boswell edito a Glasgow l’anno precedente, nel 1768. Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Cervoni, Image de la Corse, p. 221, 95. Rare map of the island, from the Giornale del viaggio fatto nell'isola di Corsica da Giacomo Boswell, con alcune memorie del generale Pasquale Paoli che serve di tomo 2. alla Relazione della Corsica ., an Italian translation of the travel book An Account of Corsica by James Boswell, published in Glasgow the previous year, in 1768. Copper engraving, in excellent condition. ervoni, Image de la Corse, p. 221, 95. Dimensioni 165 235mm

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