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        An Inquiry into the Origin of the Discoveries attributed to the Moderns: Wherein it is demonstrated that our most celebrated philosophers have, for most part, taken what they advance from the works of the ancients .

      W. Griffin. 1769 - xl, 459, [1]pp, with some misnumbered pages but in this copy p.64 is correctly numbered. Contemp. calf, at some time well rebacked, maroon label. Booklabel of Halifax Circulating Library, over another. ESTC T137062. Dutens links contemporary philosophy, science & religion with much earlier writers.

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        Judas Macchabaeus An Oratorio, in Score As it was Originally Perform'd Composed by Mr. Handel with His Additional Alterations

      London: Printed for William Randall Successor to the late Mr. J. Walsh in Catharine Street in the Strand, 1769. First complete edition. Smith no. 4. BUC p. 435. RISM H637. "Many of the pages are from the plates as issued in Walsh's [earlier] editions, but with extra bass figurings, and with the original pagination and singers' names cleaned off. The earliest copies of Randall's 'Judas Maccabaeus' contain the Houbraken portrait in untouched condition such as it was originally issued by Walsh with 'Alexander's Feast', the plate not being used for Randall and Abell's 'Messiah' (1767) but in later issues of that work and other Randall scores after 'Judas Maccabaeus'." Smith p. 114. Judas Maccabaeus was first performed in London at Covent Garden on April 1, 1747 to text by Thomas Morell based on biblical incidents. Composed to celebrate the English victory at Culloden and the return to London of the victorious general, the Duke of Cumberland, in celebration of his suppression of the 1745 rebellion, it contains the noted chorus 'See, the conquering hero comes'. "It was highly successful and proved to be one of the most enduringly popular of the oratorios, though the alterations made for later revivals tended to emphasize its jubilant and military elements rather than the pleas for reconciliation and peace which Morell had thoughtfully incorporated and Handel had carefully set. The early performances also included a concerto for orchestra with two wind groups, the first of three such works partly but very effectively arranged from earlier music (especially choruses). The season seemed to mark the end of all opposition to Handel. Lord Middlesex's company returned to the King's Theatre and opened their season on 14 November 1747 with Lucio Vero, an all-Handel pasticcio, now more in tribute to the composer than in rivalry." Anthony Hicks in Grove Music Online.. Tall folio. Half dark brown calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in blind ruled compartments, dark red leather title label gilt. 1f. (recto blank, verso fine frontispiece portrait of Handel engraved by Houbraken), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. ("A List of the Subscribers"), 1f. (recto index, verso blank), 208 pp. List of subscribers and index typeset, title and music engraved. Subscribers included the King and Queen, Samuel Arnold, [Thomas] Attwood, Charles Burney, Thomas Greene, Dr. Hayes, Charles Jennens, and Thomas Linley. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Title with minor browning and foxing; very occasional soiling and light foxing to margins; edges slightly soiled; brief annotations in red ink to pastedown endpapers. An exceptionally attractive, fresh, wide-margined copy.

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        Voyage sentimental, par M. Stern sous le nom d'Yorick. Traduit de l'anglois par M. Frenais.

      gauguery 1769 - 2 tomes edition originale de 1769 Tres rare édition de ce roman romantique reliure plein cuir [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Constitutio criminalis Theresiana oder der Römisch=Kaiserl. zu Hungarn und Böheim etc. etc. Königl. Apost. Majestät Mariä Theresiä Erzherzogin zu Oesterreich, etc. etc. peinliche Gerichtsordnung.

      Wien, Trattner, 1769 - berühmtes und bedeutendes Dokument der Rechtsgeschichte mit den berüchtigten Tafeln, auf denen Foltermethoden detailliert beschrieben werden. Mit den seltenen beiden Anhängen "Instruction zur Theresianisch-peinlichen Gerichtsordnung, für alle Teutsch-erbländische Hals- und Landgerichten, und überhaupt für alle Criminal-Richtere" und "Geheime Anmerkungen ad Constutitionem nostram criminalem Theresianam oder zu Unser neuen peinlichen Gerichtsordnung für Unsere Teutsch-erbländische Malefiz=Obergerichten, und die mit peinlicher Gerichtsbarkeit begabte unmittelbare Länderstellen". In der "Instruction." wird minutiös der Ablauf der einzelnen Foltermaßnahmen festgelegt, wobei genau darauf geachtet wird, welches Verfahren dem Inquisiten am meisten Schmerz bereitet, ohne ihn aber massiv gesundheitlich zu schädigen (bei der "Aufziehung auf die Leiter" sollen beispielsweise die Schultergelenke ausgerenkt, die Arme aber nicht gebrochen werden). In den "Geheimen Anmerkungen." werden Regeln zusammengefaßt, die ausschließlich für die oberen Gerichte bestimmt sind und in denen beispielsweise geregelt wird, dass ein zum Tode auf dem Scheiterhaufen verurteilter Täter vor dem Feuer vom Scharfrichter am Pfahl erwürgt wird; diese "Milde" soll aber weder dem Täter noch dem Publikum bekannt gemacht werden! - Sorgfältig gereinigt. Titel noch gering fingerfleckig, mit alter handschriftlicher Signatur u. 2 gelöschten Stempeln, 1 Bl. in der oberen Ecke gering fleckig. Insgesamt feines Exemplar von herausragender Qualität und mit den beiden geheimen Anhängen, die fast immer fehlen! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3360 Folio. Moderner Leder mit linearer Blindprägung u. blindgeprägtem Rückentitel (Rücken etwas verblaßt). 8 Bl., 282, LVI S. u. Bl.; 10 S. (Geheime Anmerckungen), 20 S. (Instruction). Mit 27 ganzseitigen Textkupfern u. 3 gefalteten Kupfertafeln [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Judas Macchabaeus An Oratorio, in Score As it was Originally Perform'd Composed by Mr. Handel with His Additional Alterations

      London: Printed for William Randall Successor to the late Mr. J. Walsh in Catharine Street in the Strand, [1769]. Tall folio. Half dark brown calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in blind ruled compartments, dark red leather title label gilt. 1f. (recto blank, verso fine frontispiece portrait of Handel engraved by Houbraken), 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. ("A List of the Subscribers"), 1f. (recto index, verso blank), 208 pp. List of subscribers and index typeset, title and music engraved. Subscribers included the King and Queen, Samuel Arnold, [Thomas] Attwood, Charles Burney, Thomas Greene, Dr. Hayes, Charles Jennens, and Thomas Linley. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Title with minor browning and foxing; very occasional soiling and light foxing to margins; edges slightly soiled; brief annotations in red ink to pastedown endpapers. An exceptionally attractive, fresh, wide-margined copy. First complete edition. Smith no. 4. BUC p. 435. RISM H637. "Many of the pages are from the plates as issued in Walsh's [earlier] editions, but with extra bass figurings, and with the original pagination and singers' names cleaned off. The earliest copies of Randall's 'Judas Maccabaeus' contain the Houbraken portrait in untouched condition such as it was originally issued by Walsh with 'Alexander's Feast', the plate not being used for Randall and Abell's 'Messiah' (1767) but in later issues of that work and other Randall scores after 'Judas Maccabaeus'." Smith p. 114. Judas Maccabaeus was first performed in London at Covent Garden on April 1, 1747 to text by Thomas Morell based on biblical incidents. Composed to celebrate the English victory at Culloden and the return to London of the victorious general, the Duke of Cumberland, in celebration of his suppression of the 1745 rebellion, it contains the noted chorus 'See, the conquering hero comes'. "It was highly successful and proved to be one of the most enduringly popular of the oratorios, though the alterations made for later revivals tended to emphasize its jubilant and military elements rather than the pleas for reconciliation and peace which Morell had thoughtfully incorporated and Handel had carefully set. The early performances also included a concerto for orchestra with two wind groups, the first of three such works partly but very effectively arranged from earlier music (especially choruses). The season seemed to mark the end of all opposition to Handel. Lord Middlesex's company returned to the King's Theatre and opened their season on 14 November 1747 with Lucio Vero, an all-Handel pasticcio, now more in tribute to the composer than in rivalry." Anthony Hicks in Grove Music Online.

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        Nouvelles Recreations Physiques et Mathematiques

      Paris: Chez Gueffier, 1769. First. hardcover. near fine. 4 volumes, bound in 2. Illustrated with 74 folding plates, all but 6 being hand-colored. Thick short 8vos, contemporary calf, elaborate gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, marbled endpapers. Paris: Chez Gueffier, 1769. First edition. A near fine copy of this fascinating, early book with very interesting plates relating to mathematics, physics, scientific experiments, optics, magic, perspective, cards, electricity, heat, firearms, fireworks, occult, and more.

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        Traité de vénerie et de chasses

      Paris: Claude-Jean-Baptiste Hérissant, 1769 - 2 parts in one volume, 4° (258 x 195 mm). Half-titles present to each part. 39 engraved plates by Louis Halbou, of which 3 folding. FIRST EDITION. The first part deals with all aspects of hunting, while the second contains an important section on falconry. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hochfürstlich Brandenburg-Onolzbach und Bayreuthische Jagd - und Wildbahns - Ordnung samt Beylagen von Lit. A. bis M. incl.

      Bayreuth. Georg Friedrich Langbein (Drucker).(1769). 34 x 19 cm. 48 Seiten. Zeitgenössischer Pappband. Gut erhalten. Titel mit Vignette, mit mehreren Tabellen und Listen. - Die Jagdordnung wurde erlassen und unterzeichnet von Alexander, Marggraf zu Brandenburg. Enthalten sind ausserdem Modelle für \"Wildprets - Rechnung\" \" Pürsch - Verzeichnung\" und \" Wildprets - Tax \", eine Verordnung zur Bestrafung von Wildbahn - Frvel sowie den Jägern zustehende Diaeten. -- Exlibris; Hans Dedi. -- Beiliegt die Original Rechnung aus dem Jahre 1981 (DM 1200,00) der Firma Kistner, Nürnberg. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 18. Jahrhundert; Ansbach-Bayreuth (Fürstentum); Brandenburg; Jagd; Sachsen

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        Alceste. Tragedia. Messa in Musica... Dedicata a Sua Altezza Reale, L'Arciduca Pietro Leopoldo Gran-Duca di Toscana etc. etc. etc. [Full score]

      Vienna: Giovannni Tomaso de Trattnern, 1769. First Edition. Hopkinson 37A. Wotquenne 37 (pp. 207-208). Hirsch II 261. Sonneck: Dramatic Music p. 55. Hoboken Vol. 5, 2. Lesure p. 236. BUC p. 385. RISM G2661. Alceste, an opera in three acts with text by R. de Calzabigi and a ballet by Noverre, was first performed on December 26th 1767 at the Burgtheater in Vienna. It was revised by Gluck for a performance in Paris on April 23rd 1776. "Alceste, as it stands in the first [present] version, is the pinnacle of Gluck's achievement in purely Italian opera." Cooper: Gluck, p. 136. "Gluck himself stressed the nature of Alceste as a `reform opera' by providing, in the preface dedicating the printed score to the Grand Duke Leopold, a discussion that goes far beyond the conventional...That key document, at once a manifesto and a defense...is a sharp repudiation of the theory, practice and conventions of the old "opera seria" represented in its final phase by Metastasio and his favourite composer, Hasse." Grove VI, Vol. 7, pp. 463 and 467. The document referred to above is one of the most important statements in the history of opera; it appears on both sides of the sixth leaf of the score (see Grove for a more detailed discussion of this document's significance).. Folio. Early marbled paper boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto "Mutazioni di Scene," verso "Balli Pantomimi," and "Balli Balati"), 233, [i] (blank) pp. Printed typographically throughout. Text in Italian with underlying German translation in pencil to first approximately 30 pp. With a long inscription signed by the Italian conductor Tullio Serafin (1878-1968) in blue ink to fellow-conductor and vocal coach Luigi Ricci (1893-1981) dated Rome, January, 1950 to lower portion of half-title. Boards somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor wear and soiling; pp. 24 and 25 mispaginated; small circular collection stamp to lower outer corners throughout carefully removed but with resulting slight paper damage.

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        Alchymia Denudata Revisa Et Aucta Oder das bisanhero nie recht geglaubte, durch die Erfahrung nunmehro aber würklich beglaubte, und aus allen Zweifel gesetzte, neuübersehene und vermehrte, oder in vielen besser erklärte Wunder der Natur nebst angehängter ausführlichen Beschreibung der unweit Zwickau in Meissen zu Niederhohendorf und anderer umliegenden Orten gefundenen Goldischen Sande vorstellend Welchergestalt aus unterschiedenen allhier aufrichtig mit Namen genannten Materien [.] eine Universal-Medicin, auf menschlichen Leib und zur Verbesserung der Metallen zu bereiten [.] von I. N. v. E. I., Römischen Rittern und Comite Palatino. [ANGEBUNDEN Teil 2:] Der im guten Ruffe und Aufnehmen stehenden auch zu vielenmalen schon frisch wieder auf

      Leipzig, bey Johann Georg Löwen, 1769, 1769. - 224 S., Titel in rot/schwarz / 376 S., 8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit handschrftl. Rückenschild Ferguson II, 127; Rosenthal 626; Brüning 5033; Vgl. Caillet 7936 (1728); Vgl. Duveen 425 (1716); Kopp II, 211ff (ausführlich zum Werk u. Verfasser). - Enthält mit eigenständigem Titel im Anhang: "Ausführliche Beschreibung Der unweit Zwickau in Meissen zu Niederhohendorff und anderer umliegenden Orten gefundene Goldischen Sande Wie selbige und durch wen sie erfunden worden warum sie nach gemeiner Art nicht, aber auff Chymische Weise, und wie sie zu gute zu machen [.] von I.N.V.I.E.A. ac. S.P. et A.L.C.". Dieser Text erschien schon 1696 separat. Die Erstausg. des "Anderen Theils" war 1727 erschienen. - Der wahre Name des Ehrd von Naxagoras soll Johann Neidhold oder Neithold gewesen sein; er wurde bei den deutschen Alchemisten des 18. Jh. als vermeintlicher Kenner hermetischer Geheimnisse geschätzt u. man arbeitete auch in späterer Zeit nach seinen Vorgaben (vgl. Kopp). Allerdings ist die Verfasserschaft der "Alchymia denudata" nicht eindeutig nachweisbar, neben Neithold wird bei Holzmann-B. VI, 505 auch Johann Hector von Klettenberg (1684-1720) genannt. - Einband bestossen u. etwas fleckig; Rücken angerissen (aber fest); Vorsatz mit kl. Klebemarke u. Besitzervermerk; zwei Textreiter; tlw. etwas braunfleckig; einige Blatt mit Feuchtigkeitsrand, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        A New and Compleat History and Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, and Parts adjacent; From the Earliest Accounts, to the Beginning of the Year 1770. Containing I. An Account of the original Foundation, and modern State of those Places. II. Their Laws, Charters, Customs, Privileges, Immunities, Government, Trade and Navigation. III. A Description of the several Wards, Parishes, Liberties, Precints, Churches, Palaces, Noblemen's Houses, Hospitals, and other public Buildings. IV. An Account of the Curiosities of the Tower of London, the Royal Exchange, St. Paul's Cathedral, the British Museum, Westminster-Abbey, &c. V. A general History of the memorable Actions of the Citizens, and the Revolutions that ha

      J. Cooke [1769], London - [7], 6-682, [10] p., interspersed with plates. 36 cm. Frontispiece, fold-out map of London and area, Christopher Wren map opposite p. 256, headpiece on first page of Introduction, 63 full-page engravings. Full leather with raised bands. Re-edged and respined with new label. New endpapers and repairs to fold-out map. Numerous small tears and some thumbing throughout. Large tear in p. 373. Tape repairs to bottom of map, bottom of first page of Intro, and plate opposite p. 253. Sewn repair to p. 207. Stains pp. 185-186. Tiny hole bottom corner of p. 31. Revised, corrected and improved by Henry Chamberlain. Four-page list of subscribers as well as Appendix and Index at rear. A magnificent history of London from the time of the Romans to 1770. Contains name origins of various neighbourhoods, an account of the Mint, descriptions of various tombs in Westminster Abbey, curiosities in the British Museum, histories of various hospitals, rates for travelling on the Thames, rates for carrying letters, ettiquette in the House of Commons and House of Lords, descriptions of communities in the surrounding area with many pages given to Windsor Castle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poema Tograi. Ex versione Latina Jacobi Golii, cum scholiis et notis. Curante H. van der Sloot.

      Franeker , 1769 - The poem “Lamiyat al-Agam” by al-Hasan Ibn-Ali at-Tugrai (c. 1061-1121) in the Arabic original with a Latin translation and extensive commentary. It was first edited by Golius together with the Sentences of Ali in 1629. This is the first [edition] accompanied by Arabic scholia, and also the first readily available edition containing Golius’ translation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE COMMERCE DES VINS Réformé, rectifié et épuré; ou NOUVELLE METHODE.

      Chez LOUIS-JOSEPH BERTHOUD, AMSTERDAM 1769 - Trattato sul commercio dei vini, rarissima edizione originale francese Settecentesca. Es. con testo in barbe, con testatine, capolettera e finalini finemente incisi n.t. Legatura post. in piena pergamena, con titoli dorati al dorso. 1 vol. in 8vo. mm. 190x125, pp. [2]-175-166-6. Legatura post. in piena pergamena. Titoli dorati al dorso. In buono/ottimo stato, con piccoli restauri, bruniture, alcuni lavori di tarlo con piccole perdite di testo; le prime 32 pp. del trattato risultano invertite con le corrispettive nella sez. delle Note. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Collection of Russian and Siberian Cities].

      Imp. Akad. Nauk Skt. Peterburg -1771 1769 - Folio (56.2 x 44 cm). 34 engraved views by many engravers after various artists, including 12 of the cities in European Russia and 22 of Siberia, on 22 leaves, with captions in Russian and French, printed on Dutch handmade paper watermarked C & I Honig IV, one engraving signed in the plate by N.Ya. Sablin; the first view (Zilantov monastery) cut and pasted at the time of binding on paper watermarked "Whatman 1818", views of Kokshaysk and Astrakhan conjoined. Early 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering in second compartments, gilt decorative elements in others; joints restored. Exceptionally rare complete collection of the earliest views of Russian cities on the Volga river and in Siberia, engraved by Russian masters. An excellent example. These views are part of a series that includes a total of 34 prints. The process of their publication spanned almost forty years (from the creation of the first drawings until the prints were issued) and involved seven artists and twelve Russian engravers. The cities were drawn on the spot between 1733 and 1766 during two great expeditions; the originals were later corrected and re-worked between 1748 and 1768, before being printed at the Academy between 1769 and 1771. The views offered here of Mangazey and other Siberian cities are based on drawings made during the Great Northern Expedition (1733–1743), ordered by Empress Anna Ioanovna. Under the leadership of Vitus Bering the expedition was charged with mapping the eastern reaches of Siberia and, if possible, continuing on to the western shores of North America in order to explore and map them as well. The twenty eight views of towns encountered on the way, including Novgorod, Tver, Kazan, Tobolsk and Yakutsk, were drawn by the expedition artists J.C. Berckhan and J.W. Lursenius. Delays in passing the drawings to the Engraving Chamber and disruptions in the engraving process meant the plates were not finished until 1771. The twelve views of cities in the European part of Russia, including Kokshaysk, Sinbirsk, Kuznetsk and Penza, are based on original drawings by Alexander Ivanovich Svechin (end of 1720s – 1796). Svechin, a colonel and artist, headed an expedition to the Volga region in 1765, commissioned by Catherine the Great in order to investigate whether Kazan's oak forests would provide a decent timber supply for the construction of Russia's naval fleet. With the help of a camera obscura, Svechin produced twenty-eight drawings during this trip, including fourteen views of cities on the Volga river that Makhaev then had to review on Catherine's orders. The result was twelve amended versions of the cities, in which the artist corrected inaccuracies of perspective and unified the composition. In December 1768 the drawings were finally sent to the Engraving Chamber of the Academy of Sciences. The engraved plates were sold individually and are exceptionally rare. We were able to trace only two copies comprising all 34 views, both in Russia – in the collections of the State Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. Outside Russia the collection of these views was found only in the Eton library, where the copy, in a modern binding, is lacking one plate. Complete examples are of exceptional rarity, as the engraved plates were sold individually. Absent from all usual Russian bibliographies and great collections. We were able to trace only two copies comprising all 34 views, both in Russia – in the collections of the State Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. Outside Russia the collection of these views was found only in the Eton College library, where the copy, in a modern binding, is lacking one plate. List of plates: 1. ???? ????????? ????????? ?? ???????? ?????? = Vue du Monastere Zilantow dans les Environs de Casan. Image: 19.3 x 26 cm; plate: 21 x 26 cm; sheet: 28.3 x 40.5 cm (Landscape format; pasted on early XIX c. paper); 2. ???? ??? [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pontificale romanum Clementis VIII et Urbani VIII. Jussu editum, postremo a Sanctissimo Domino Nostro Benedicto XIV. Recognitum & castigatum in tre partes divisum.

      Ex Typographia Balleoniana, Venise 1769 - In-folio, xv-(1)-514 pp. chagrin maroquiné prune moucheté et estampé à froid d'une croix au centre des plats, et de filets en encadrement, dos à nerfs (reliure XIXème). Tampon ancien d'une bibliothèque religieuse, étiquette ancienne en bas du dos, quelques traces de frottement sur les coupes, décoloration partielle du cuir, mors restaurés. Edition illustrée de 159 belles figures dessinées et gravées dans le texte par Andrea Rossi représentant les cérémonies. Langue : Français

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        Unterricht für die Officiers, die sich zu Feld-Ingenieurs bilden, oder doch den Feldzügen mit Nutzen beywohnen wollen, durch Beyspiele aus dem letzten Kriege erläutert, und mit nöthigen Plans versehen.

      Dresden und Leipzig, Joh. Nicolaus Gerlach, 1769. - 8°. Mit gest. Front. (C. F. Holtzmann inv. et fecit) und 29 gef. Kupfertafeln und 4 Tabellen. 27 Bll., 399 SS. Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rvg. und goldgepr. Rsch. (gering beschabt). Jähns 2734. ADB XXXVIII, 287.- Erste Ausgabe. Das Standardwerk der Epoche.- "Die erste auf Grund selbständiger Ansichten mit Urtheil und Geschick von einem Deutschen, die bis dahin nur französischen Vorbildern gefolgt waren, verfaßte Schrift" (ADB).- Johann Gottlieb Tielke (1731 - 1787) trat 1751 beim Infanterieregiment Herzog von Sachsen-Weißenfels als Gemeiner den Heeresdienst an. Er beeindruckte schnell durch seine Wissbegierde und Geschicklichkeit, besonders beim Zeichnen, und seine Bereitschaft zum Dienst. Er wurde deshalb 1753 nach Dresden in die "Hausartilleriecompagnie" versetzt, und Kurfürst und König ließen ihn zur "Artillerieprobe" vorbereiten. Zudem konnte er in der dortigen Ingenieurakademie Vorträge besuchen. 1756 geriet er mit dem gesamten Heer in preußische Kriegsgefangenschaft. 1760 war er Teilnehmer in der Schlacht bei Torgau. Nach dem Siebenjährigen Krieg wurden die sächsischen Truppen neu aufgestellt. Tielke wurde zum Premierlieutenant und Stabscapitän befördert. Im Bayerischen Erbfolgekrieg befehligte er als Compagniechef eine Batterie.- Papier etw. gebräunt und stellenweise leicht braunfleckig. Innendeckel mit Exlibris. A - NEUEINGÄNGE Oktober 2017 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carta Nuova ed Esatta. Contenente quella parte della Costa di Toscana situata dalla punta di Monte Nero fino all’imboccatura dell’Arno. Di nuovo cavata, Scandagliata, e Pubblicata sotto gli auspici di S.A.R. Arci Duca D’Austria e Gran Duca di Toscana Pietro Leopoldo 1769.

      - Da Tom.so Young prof. Di Matte.ca e Ten:te On:io nella Marina della Med.ma A.S.R. Roma, in Pescheria Vecchia, Gio: Iacopucci, 1769. Incisione in rame, b/n, cm 53 x 75 cm. ca. (il foglio), titolo ripetuto in inglese, sotto quello in italiano, nel grande cartiglio in alto a sn.; in un altro cartiglio, in alto a ds., c’è la Scala delle Miglia italiane, inglesi e francesi. Grande carta nautica di Livorno, realizzata dal matematico e tenente di marina Tommaso Young; la carta è dedicata a Pietro Leopoldo, Arciduca d’Austria. Livorno, rappresentata in pianta, è collegata con Pisa attraverso il canale dei Navicelli, e al Lazzereto di S. Jacopo, oggi Accademia Navale, attraverso il canale dei Lazzaretti. La rada antistante riporta i principali valori di scandaglio. P. Frati, che considera l’opera molto rara, ne descrive un esemplare pubblicato da Francesco Natali in via Genovese. Un po’ di gualciture della carta e una lieve accentuazione della brachetta centrale, peraltro buona impressione. Molto rara. (Bibliografia, Piero Frati, "Livorno nelle antiche stampe", p. 90). .

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        A Letter to Junius. By the Author of the Answer to the "Question Stated". Not in Eller nor Laeuchli

      A rare part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament, Junius later speculating that the "Author" was Blackstone, this copy so noting in a contemporary hand on the title page; four copies in ESTC, none in North America. Modern stabbed plain wraps, light foxing, ex-Birmingham Law Society, else a very good copy with ample margins; 15 pages. Printed for James Fletcher and Co. [and two others], London, 1769.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, with Annotations.

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1769-72. Large folio. pp. frontispiece, [1144 un-numbered]; 9 further full page plates. Contemporary full calf, rebacked, retaining the original spine. A clean, sound, well margined copy. The second [first illustrated] edition of Baskerville's mighty printing tour de force which was issued in parts over a three year period. This copy bears the first state title page for the Old Testament dated 1769.

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        Pessach-Haggadah

       Die Pessach-Haggadah, hebräisch: „Oster-Erzählung“, stellt die Liturgie der häuslichen jüdischen Osterfeier dar. Zusammen mit der Bibel und dem Mahzor gehört sie zu den bedeutendsten jüdischen Handschriften, die illustriert wurden (die Thora wurde nie bebildert). Im 18. Jh. erlebte die Pessach-Haggadah eine regelrechte Renaissance als künstlerisches Objekt, wobei sich als eines der wesentlichsten Schaffenszentren Dänemark herausbildete. Daß auch noch in der Neuzeit, als der Buchdruck schon längst erfunden worden war, Bücher von Hand geschrieben und kunstvoll ausgemalt wurden – darunter vor allem jüdische Texte für den liturgischen Gebrauch –, ist kaum bekannt, wird aber durch diese Handschrift eindrucksvoll dokumentiert. Der Darmstädter Codex entstand 1769 in Kopenhagen und wurde von Yehuda Leib ben Eliyya Ha-Cohen geschrieben sowie künstlerisch ausgestattet. Die Illustrationen beziehen sich direkt auf den Text, wobei rituelle, biblische und eschatologische Aspekte der Liturgie anschaulich dargestellt werden. Die Miniaturen Yehuda Leib Ha-Cohens sind kleine Gemälde. Stimmungsvoll werden die Themen der Pessach-Haggadah interpretiert, mit einer Liebe zum Detail und einer Feinheit der Ausführung, wodurch auch ein Einblick in das zeitgenössische Leben gewährt wird.Eine dänische Haggadah Jüdische Gemeinden entstanden in Dänemark während des 17. Jh.s, als König Christian IV. vor allem aus wirtschaftspolitischen Erwägungen heraus Juden ermutigte, sich anzusiedeln. Kopenhagen war eine der größeren Gemeinden, die etwa hunderttausend Mitglieder zählte. Diese Gemeinde bot mit ihrer kosmopolitischen Atmosphäre ein breites Spektrum an kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen Möglichkeiten. Die jüdische Bevölkerung in Dänemark lebte weitgehend in Frieden, der mit dem durch den wirtschaftlichen Aufschwung bedingten Wohlstand eine Grundlage für zahlreiche künstlerische Aufträge schuf. Die Pessach-Haggadah wurde im 18. Jh. schließlich zum bevorzugten Gegenstand der künstlerischen Ausstattung durch jüdische Schreiber und Maler.Ein liturgisches Buch für das Pessach-Fest Die Pessach-Haggadah schildert die Befreiung der Israeliten aus der ägyptischen Knechtschaft und den Auszug aus Ägypten in das verheißene Land. Der Grundgedanke ist, diese Botschaft der Befreiung von Generation zu Generation weiterzutragen, denn „in allen Zeitaltern ist jeder verpflichtet, sich zu betrachten, als ob er gleichsam selbst aus Ägypten gegangen wäre“. In einem messianischen Ausblick wird auf die endgültige Befreiung hingewiesen. Das Pessach-Fest beginnt am 14. Nisan, d. h. am ersten Vollmond des Frühlings, und dauert acht Tage. Bei diesem Fest wird am Abend ein Lamm mit ungesäuerten Broten (Mazzot), bitteren Kräutern und Wein im Familienkreis zu Hause verzehrt. Allmählich bildete sich eine feste Ordnung (Seder) heraus, nach der die Liturgie ablief. Seit ungefähr tausend Jahren liegt diese Ordnung in ihrer Grundform vor. Sie wurde später in einem kleinen Buch zusammengefaßt, das Pessach-Haggadah genannt wird. Dieses Buch enthält biblische Texte, Hymnen und Psalmen, Verse und Aufzeichnungen religiöser Bräuche. Es wird am ersten und zweiten Pessach-Abend vom Hausherrn vorgelesen. Da dies während der Handlungen und des Essens geschieht, finden sich in den meisten Handschriften entsprechende Gebrauchsspuren, wie z. B. Weinflecken.Yehuda Leib ben Eliyya Ha-Cohen Der Schreiber und Maler Yehuda Leib Ha-Cohen stammte aus Lissa in Polen. Von ihm sind zwei Haggadot bekannt, die er in Dänemark geschaffen hat, der Darmstädter Codex aus dem Jahre 1769 und ein weiterer aus dem Jahre 1779. Jüdische Buchmaler haben in der Regel sehr traditionalistisch gearbeitet. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Kollegen setzte sich Yehuda Leib intensiv mit dem europäischen Kunstschaffen, insbesondere mit der dänischen Tradition auseinander und gewann einen neuen Malstil, der eine Brücke von Barock und Rokoko zum Klassizismus schuf. Er holte sich deutliche Anregungen bei anderen Künstlern, wie z. B. von den Icones Biblicae des Matthäus Merian und den Amsterdamer Haggadot. Auch die Radierungen des Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki beeinflußten ihn. Leibs Landschaften erinnern an Bilder der französischen Klassik, seine Architekturen an Barockbauten Kopenhagens, seine häuslichen Szenen sind Genrebilder des Rokoko. Mit nuancierten Abstufungen von Licht- und Schattenwirkung zaubert er Atmosphäre in die Bilder. Trotz der Orientierung an Vorbildern entwickelte er einen eigenen, innovativen Stil, der sich von dem anderer Künstler sehr unterscheidet und seine Bilder einzigartig macht.Der Kommentarband Der wissenschaftliche Kommentar, der von Ulf Haxen in englischer Sprache verfaßt wurde, führt zunächst in das historische Umfeld der Handschrift ein. Darauf wird der Verfasser und Maler der Handschrift in seiner kunsthistorischen Bedeutung dargestellt, und schließlich werden die einzelnen Seiten des Codex beschrieben und kommentiert. 2 Bände, Faksimile + Kommentar im Schuber. Expl.-No. 64 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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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.

      1769 - Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt 1769. 8vo., contemporary polished calf, boards with double gilt fillet borders enclosing a blind border, spine with raised bands with gilt rope lines, lettered in gilt with gilt centre tools; pp. engraved frontispiece of two headed snake, [6] + [2] ads + iv ads + 402 + [2] ads. Spine a little faded and rubbed, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Bancroft (1744-1821) settled in Guiana in 1763 after running away to sea from Westfield, Massachusetts; in 1769 he removed to England where he composed this Essay. Later, he became friends with Benjamin Franklin and Joseph Priestley and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. "When the breach with the American colonies became complete, Bancroft seems to have acted as a spy in London for Franklin . In 1777 he was suspected of complicity in the attempt to burn Portsmouth dockyard, but he escaped to France" (DNB). In this copy the Contents leaves are bound before the main text and the unnumbered adverts are split between front and back. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, with Annotations.

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1769-72. - Large folio. pp. frontispiece, [1144 un-numbered]; 9 further full page plates. Contemporary full calf, rebacked, retaining the original spine. A clean, sound, well margined copy. The second [first illustrated] edition of Baskerville?s mighty printing tour de force which was issued in parts over a three year period. This copy bears the first state title page for the Old Testament dated 1769. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 1769. 8vo., contemporary polished calf, boards with double gilt fillet borders enclosing a blind border, spine with raised bands with gilt rope lines, lettered in gilt with gilt centre tools; pp. engraved frontispiece of two headed snake, [6] + [2] ads + iv ads + 402 + [2] ads. Spine a little faded and rubbed, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Bancroft (1744-1821) settled in Guiana in 1763 after running away to sea from Westfield, Massachusetts; in 1769 he removed to England where he composed this Essay. Later, he became friends with Benjamin Franklin and Joseph Priestley and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. "When the breach with the American colonies became complete, Bancroft seems to have acted as a spy in London for Franklin . In 1777 he was suspected of complicity in the attempt to burn Portsmouth dockyard, but he escaped to France" (DNB). In this copy the Contents leaves are bound before the main text and the unnumbered adverts are split between front and back.

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        Constitutio criminalis Theresiana oder der Römisch-Kaiserl. . Majestät Maria Theresiä Erzherzogin zu Oesterreich etc. peinliche Gerichtsordnung.

      - Wien, J. Th. Trattner, 1769. Folio. 8 Bl., 282, LVI S. u. Bl.; 10; 20 S. (Geheime Anmerkungen; Instruction). Mit 27 ganzseitigen Textkupfern u. 3 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Moderner Leder mit linearer Blindprägung u. blindgeprägtem Rückentitel (Rücken etwas verblaßt). Breitrandiges Exemplar der berüchtigten Theresiana, der letzten in Österreich erschienenen Strafrechtsverordnung, die noch die Anwendung grausamer Foltern verzeichnete. Maria Theresia hatte ihren österreichischen "Erblanden" ein einheitliches Strafrecht mit geregelten rechtlichen Verfahrensweisen geben wollen. Was die beauftragte Kommission dann zustandebrachte, widersprach "völlig dem Geiste einer aufgeklärten, humanen Zeit" (Kaspers), hatte aber auch nicht lange Bestand. "Die Verbreitung des ominösen Werks wurde von der Regierung verhindert und dasselbe gleich nach Erscheinen unterdrückt" (Hayn/Got. V,451). Bereits 1787 wurde die Theresiana durch das "Allgemeine Gesetz über Verbrechen und Strafen" (nach Kaiser Joseph II. "Josephina" genannt) abgelöst. Auf den Tafeln werden Foltermethoden und Werkzeuge gezeigt, darunter Daumen- und Beinschrauben, Schraubstiefel, Brandfolter, schmerzhafte Schnürung, Aufzugsmaschine u.a. - Mit den beiden meist fehlenden Anhängen: 1. Geheime Anmerkungen . für Unsere Teutsch-erbländische Malefiz-Obergerichten, und die mit peinlichen Gerichtsbarkeit begabte unmittelbare Länderstellen. - 2. Instruction . für alle Teutsch-erbländische Hals- und Landgerichten, und überhaupt für alle Criminal-Richtere. - Sorgfältig gereinigt. Titel noch gering fingerfleckig, mit alter handschriftlicher Signatur u. 2 gelöschten Stempeln, 1 Bl. in der oberen Ecke gering fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Letter to Junius. By the Author of the Answer to the "Question Stated". Not in Eller nor Laeuchli

      London: Printed for James Fletcher and Co. [and two others], 1769. Modern stabbed plain wraps, light foxing, ex-Birmingham Law Society, else a very good copy with ample margins; 15 pages A rare part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament, Junius later speculating that the "Author" was Blackstone, this copy so noting in a contemporary hand on the title page; four copies in ESTC, none in North America

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        Dizionario Istorico, Teorico, e pratico di Marina. Tradotto dal francese.

      - In Venezia, Nella Stamperia di G. Battista Albrizzi, 1769, in-4, mezza pergamena moderna e angoli, pp. XX, 470. (Alla fine: Vocabolario Francese - Italiano e Italiano - Francese, dé termini di marina, coll'aggiunta del Termine vernacolo Veneziano ove è diverso dal comune in Italia). Antiporta, (Luca Carlevaris inv. & Ioseph Baronus incid.), frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero con vignetta allegorica di Venezia, un finale, una bella testata e 9 belle tavole incise in rame, di bandiere, vascelli ecc. Manca la grande tavola raffigurante una nave da guerra a vele spiegate. Foro di tarlo marginale su 7 carte, chiuso con velina; una pagina mancante di un lembo di margine. Ingiallitura nel margine interno dell'antiporta e del frontespizio). Qualche altro camminamento di tarlo alle tavole e a poche carte. Ex libris Emilio Pittaluga. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abbrégé de l'art des accouchemens dans lequel on donne les préceptes nécessaires pour le mettre heureusement en pratique & auquel on a joint plusieurs observations intéressantes sur des cas singuliers. Première édition illustrée de 25 figures en taille-douce en couleurs de Chapparre gravées par Robert et d'un portrait de l'auteur, parue après l'édition originale in-12 en 1759.

      Saintes: Chez Pierre Toussaints, 1769 Première édition illustrée de 25 figures en taille-douce en couleurs de Chapparre gravées par Robert et d'un portrait de l'auteur, parue après l'édition originale in-12 en 1759. L'ouvrage fut imprimé dans différentes villes de province (le nôtre à Saintes, en Charente Maritime) et vendu aux élèves.Reliure de l'époque en pleine basane brune mouchetée. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets, caissons et fleurons floraux dorés, ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de basane blonde. Filet à froid en encadrement des plats. Toutes tranches rouges. Trois coins un peu émoussés. Papier légèrement jauni.Les planches qui illustrent cet ouvrage ont été gravées sur cuivre par Jean Robert, élève de Jacob Christoph Leblon (1667-1741) qui mit au point une technique de gravure en couleurs à la manière noire nécessitant trois ou quatre plaques avec les couleurs primaires, préfigurant la quadrichromie moderne. Cette technique fut mise au point à partir de la théorie de la décomposition de la couleur de Newton.Cet ouvrage, victime de son très grand succès, fut très souvent réimprimé par ordre du Roi qui visait une politique nataliste. à cet effet, il délégua Madame Du Coudray, accoucheuse de la reine Marie de Médicis, dans tout le royaume afin de mettre en place des cours destinés aux élèves sages-femmes de la campagne et à toutes les personnes qui voulaient s'occuper de cet art. Notre exemplaire semble avoir appartenu à l'une de ces sages-femmes comme en témoigne son ex-dono : " Livre d'instruction pour l'usage de françoize nesme fame de jean gelaud [...] instruitte au college royalle de chirurgie de basaçon pour pratiquer les accouchement par ordonnance de Mgr l'intendant de franche comté l'an 1779. " TRÉS RARE.

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        The Sermons of Mr. Yorick. [Volumes 1-4, and:] Sermons by the Late Rev. Mr. Sterne [Volumes 5-7]

      R. & J. Dodsley; T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt; W. Strahan, et al., London 1769 - First edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece, title page to each volume, subscribers list in vols. 1, 3 and 5. 12mo. First edition of what was probably Sterne's most popular work during his lifetime, comprising 45 sermons ("Inquiry after Happiness," "Vindication of Human Nature," "The Shortness and Troubles of Life," "Pride," "Humility," "On Enthusiasm," etc.). Cross II, p. 269; Tinker 1977. Provenance: Edward Frewen, fellow St. John's College, Cambridge (contemporary ownership inscriptions dates 1760, 1766 and 1769 in vols. 1,3 and 5, armorial bookplates, manuscript indices on front free endpapers); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate) Contemporary calf, red morocco spine labels. Rebacked, preserving spines (label replaced in vols. 2 & 3), first volume endsheets renewed Engraved portrait frontispiece, title page to each volume, subscribers list in vols. 1, 3 and 5. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Elettricismo artificiale di Giambatista Beccaria delle Scuole Pie all'altezza reale del signor Duca di Chablais.? [Colofón:] In Torino: nella Stamperia Reale, MDCCLXXII [1772]. Il primo di giugno.- [Sigue:] Experimenta, atqve observationes, quibus eletricitas vindex late constitvitvr, atque explicatvr.- [Colofón:] Augustae Taurinorum: Ex Typographia Regia, [s.d., i.e. 1769].- [Sigue:] Della elettricità terrestre atmosferica a cielo sereno. Osservazioni di Giambatista Beccaria delle scuole pie dedicate a sua altezza reale il signor principe di Piemonte.

      Augustae Taurinorum [i.e. Torino]: Ex Typographia Regia 1769 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 1ª ed.- Tres obras encuadernadas juntas; 4º, (252x200mm.).- Elettricismo.: VIII, 439, [1] p.; sign.: [4], A-Zz4, Aaa-Iii4; XI grabados calcográficos desplegables fuera de texto.- Experimenta.: [4], 66 p.; sign.: [2], A-G4, H3, I2; una tabla y un grabado calcográfico desplegables fuera de texto.- Della elettricità.: [8], 54, [1] p.; sign.: [4], A-G4 [primera hoja [1], blanca].- // Encuadernación de época en pergamino a la romana; lomo liso con tejuelo grabado en dorado; cortes jaspeados en rojo y azul. Grueso papel en los tres impresos. Sin anotaciones, marcas ni subrayados.- // Encuadernación de época en pergamino a la romana; lomo liso con tejuelo grabado en dorado; cortes jaspeados en rojo y azul. Grueso papel en los tres impresos. Sin anotaciones, marcas ni subrayados.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Eandi, 27, 25 y 30; Poggendorff, I, c. 124; Wheeleriana, I, 435bis, 424, 435bis.- // La primera de las obras recogidas en este volumen, 'Elettricismo artificiale', es la gran obra de Beccaria, un tratado completo sobre lo que se sabía de la electricidad hasta ese momento, aportando algunas novedades, como que siempre hay electricidad estática en la superficie de los conductores. En 1775 amplió su contenido con la publicación de la tercera de las obras encuadernadas en este volumen, 'Della elettricità terrestre atmosferica a cielo sereno', donde, comenzando con el número de parágrafo siguiente al último de Elettricismo artificiale, expuso las peculiaridades de la electricidad detectable en el aire en ausencia de fenómenos meteorológicos. Demostró que tanto en tiempo sereno como en tiempo de tormenta el aire posee carga eléctrica, bien que de signo diferente, generando descargas de carga positiva en tiempo sereno, y alternaciones de carga positiva y negativa en tiempo de tormenta. Benjamin Franklin alabó tanto el trabajo de su amigo Beccaria -un par de décadas atrás había sido el más ferviente partidario de las teorías de Franklin frente a las de Nollet- que hizo que el Tratado y su addenda se tradujesen al inglés, publicándose en Londres, en 1776(1). La segunda de las obras encuadernadas, Experimenta., es una laboriosa demostración de la reversibilidad de la polaridad (oscilación de electricidades, decía él) para explicar en los términos de las teorías de Franklin las observaciones de los denominados Experimentos de Pekín, frente a las explicaciones proporcionadas por Robert Symmer, Gianfrancesco Cigna y otros.- // (1) Se tradujo como A Treatise upon Artificial Electricity, in which are given Solutions of a Number of Interesting Electric Phoenomena, hitherto unexplained. To which is added, an essay on the Mild and Slow Electricity which prevails in the Atmosphere During Serene Weather.- London: printed for J. Nourse, 1776. A finales de 1773 Franklin ya había acabado de traducirla con colaboración de unos amigos y le pidió a Beccaria si podía enviarle 500 copias de los grabados para ilustrarla, lo que efectivamente debió hacer, porque los grabados que contiene son los originales. (Sobre la petición de Franklin, Giuseppe Antonio Eandi: Memorie Istoriche Intorno gli Studi del Padre Giambatista Beccaria.- Torino: Stamparia Reale, 1783, p. 149-151). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters of the Late Alexander Pope to a Lady (Never before Published)

      J. Dodsley in Pall Mall, 1769. - 8vo. pp. [i-iv], v-87, [1]. First Edition. Sumptuously bound in later full dark red morocco, elaborate giltwork to panels, spine & turnins; dark green spine label and raised bands to spine. Fine copy with no wear to binding. Internally clean with the all important half title present. Manuscript hand inscription to front blank dated '72. - most probably 1772. A Superior copy. The Lady in question was Judith Cowper, an Aunt of William Cowper. Although the text has innuendo their relationship appears from history to be platonic. ESTC T5520. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shuki sanpo [trans.: Selected Jewels of Mathematical Method]

      Many woodcut illus. & diagrams in the text. 43; 44; 39; 49; 55 folding leaves. Five vols. 8vo, orig. patterned blue wrappers, orig. block-printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Edo: Suharaya Mohei, 1769. First edition of this important and influential mathematical book. "The Seki school was the most popular of the many schools of mathematics in Japan. Yoriyuki Arima (1714-1783), Lord of Kurume, was one of its leaders and was the first to publish its secret theories of algebra. Arima personifies the anomaly of a member of a hereditary warrior class drawn, in a time of enforced peace, to mathematics of the mostly highly abstract and purely aesthetic sort; he, too, had been a pupil of Yamaji, and he took Fujita under his protection and assisted him in the publication of Seiyo sampo. Arima's own Shuki sampo was as popular in its time as Fujita's work, and Aida drew heavily upon both books."-D.S.B., I. p. 83. In this work, Arima "described 150 problems chosen from all fields of wasan research in the Seki tradition. Included were problem-solving procedures - though he gave no theoretical explanations of them. This was the first printed book in which one could find, for instance, a detailed description of Seki's written algebra, called tenzanjutsu. Thenceforth tenzanjutsu became a standard working tool of wasan students in general - almost a full century after its invention by Seki."-Sugimoto & Swain, Science & Culture in Traditional Japan, pp. 365-66. In this work, Arima gave the value of pi which was correct to 29 decimal places. The problems relate to indeterminate equations, the various roots of an equation, the application of algebra to geometry, the inscription of spheres within spheres, maxima and minima, binomial series, and stereometry. While this book was published under the name of Bunkei Toyota, it was actually written by Arima. ❧ Smith, History of Mathematics, Vol. I, pp. 536-37.

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        The Professed Cook: Or the Modern Art of Cookery, Pastry, and Confectionary, Made Plain and Easy. Consisting of the Most Approved Methods in the French as well as English Cookery Translated from Les Soupes de la Cour by the Editor, who has been Many Years Clerk of the Kitchen in some of the First Families in this Kingdom. The Second Edition. London: R.

      Davis and T. Caslon, 1769. - 8vo (208 x 123mm), pp. [i]-xvi, [48 (contents)], [1]-286, [2 (blank)], [2 (part title, verso blank)], 289-588, [2 (blank l.)]; p. 463 misnumbered '46'; type-ornament headbands, woodcut tailpiece; light marginal foxing and browning, especially on outer quires; contemporary British sheep, boards with borders of double gilt rules, spine gilt in compartments, all edges speckled red; rubbed and scuffed, small losses at extremities, joints cracked, nevertheless an internally fresh and clean copy, retaining the medial and final blanks T8 and 2P8; provenance: M. Findlater (near-contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper) – 'The Property of a Lady' (sale, Sotheby's London, 10 April 1997, lot 337) – Christopher Hogwood.Second English edition. Originally published as The Art of Modern Cookery Displayed in two volumes in 1767, The Professed Cook is a translation of the cookbook Les soupers de la cour; ou, L'art de travailler toutes sortes d'alimens (1755); Les soupers had been written by one 'Menon', one of the most prolific culinary writers of the mid-eighteenth century, a proponent of modern cuisine and also, since his lifetime, one of the most well-received authors in his field: Quayle considers this current edition of The Professed Cook '[p]robably the most important title to appear in England in that year [1769], other than Mrs. Raffald's classical work [i.e. The Experienced English Housekeeper]'.This second edition retains the running title The Art of Modern Cookery Displayed, volume signatures and part-title from the first edition, but does not yet reveal the name of the translator and editor, Bernard Clermont, which would be printed on the title of the third edition (for which see the following item), where Clermont also stated that he was most recently employed by the Earl of Abingdon.As a French work translated to the English language and culture, The Professed Cook is most interesting: the translator-editor explains that he brought back the French original from the continent for his own use, found it most useful in the kitchen, and was thus inspired to translate and explain 'the French Names of all the Different Dishes [ , so that] Every Bill of Fare Becomes Intelligible and Familiar'. He also emphasises that every attempt was made to adjust the seasonality of produce from the French to the London markets, with the help of tradesmen handling fish and poultry, and a gardener (see preface). Overall, this work provides a glimpse into the market baskets and dining-rooms of English diners with French affinities: exotic sausages require definition in English terms; the crème brulée contains orange flowers and 'citron'; more than a dozen omelette variations are given; and unfiltered Turkish coffee is presented as the best, ending on the note that 'Caffé au Lait, viz. with Milk, is very much à la mode in France' (p. 585).This work is rare, particularly in this edition: ESTC lists only two copies of the second edition (British Library and Harvard), to which can be added the Lilly Library's copy (lacking blanks T8 and 2P8); similarly – apart from this copy, which was sold at Sotheby's in 1997 – only one copy of the second edition is recorded by Anglo-American auction records since 1975.Bitting, p. 92 (note); Cagle 605 (lacking T8 and 2P8); Maclean, p. 99; Oxford, p. 101; Simon, BG 354. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection of five views of Russian and Siberian Cities].

      Imp. Akad. Nauk Skt. Peterburg -1771 1769 - Five views on four sheets, including Vue de la ville de Kokchajsk du côté de la Wolga (34 x 43 cm; sheet 49 x 59 cm); Vue de la ville de Sinbirsk au nord-est (35 x 45 cm; sheet 48.5 x 60 cm); Vue de la ville de Mangasei, Vue de la ville de Kousneszk (two views on one plate 49 x 36 cm; sheet 59.5 x 48.5 cm); Vue de la ville de Pénze sur la Soura du côté du nord-est (19.5 x 45 cm; sheet 24.5 x 59.5 cm), with captions in Russian and French, printed on Dutch handmade paper watermarked C & I Honig IV; central fold, scratches to surface and spotting to Vue de la ville de Kousneszk. A collection of the earliest views of the Russian cities on the Volga river and in Siberia, engraved by Russian masters. These views are part of a series that includes a total of 34 prints. The process of their publication spanned almost forty years (from the creation of the first drawings until the prints were issued) and involved seven artists and twelve Russian engravers. The cities were drawn on the spot between 1733 and 1766 during two great expeditions; the originals were later corrected and re-worked between 1748 and 1768, before being printed at the Academy between 1769 and 1771. The views offered here of Mangazey and other Siberian cities are based on drawings made during the Great Northern Expedition (1733–1743), ordered by Empress Anna Ioanovna. Under the leadership of Vitus Bering the expeditionwas charged with mapping the eastern reaches of Siberia and, if possible, continuing on to the western shores of North America in order to explore and map them as well. The twenty eight views of towns encountered on the way, including Novgorod, Tver, Kazan, Tobolsk and Yakutsk, were drawn by the expedition artists J.C. Berckhan and J.W. Lursenius. Delays in passing the drawings to the Engraving Chamber and disruptions in the engraving process meant the plates were not finished until 1771. The twelve views of cities in the European part of Russia, including Kokshaysk, Sinbirsk, Kuznetsk and Penza, are based on original drawings by Alexander Ivanovich Svechin (end of 1720s – 1796). Svechin, a colonel and artist, headed an expedition to the Volga region in 1765, commissioned by Catherine the Great in order to investigate whether Kazan's oak forests would provide a decent timber supply for the construction of Russia's naval fleet. With the help of a 'camera obscura', Svechin produced twenty-eight drawings during this trip, including fourteen views of cities on the Volga river that Makhaev then had to review on Catherine's orders. The result was twelve amended versions of the cities, in which the artist corrected inaccuracies of perspective and unified the composition. In December 1768 the drawings were finally sent to the Engraving Chamber of the Academy of Sciences. The engraved plates were sold individually and are exceptionally rare. We were able to trace only two copies comprising all 34 views, both in Russia – in the collections of the State Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. Outside Russia the collection of these views was found only in the Eton library, where the copy, in a modern binding, is lacking one plate. ????????? ? ? «???????? ?????????? ? ????????? ???????». ????? ?????? XVIII ????, ????????? ??? ??? ?????, ??? VIII, 1964; ????????? ? ? "??????? ?????? - ?????? ???????? ??????? XVIII ????", 2003, pp. 237-245; Rovinsky Slovar II-650; cf. Gubar 2590; not in Svodniy Katalog.

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XXXIX (39) January to December 1769

      D Henry; R Cave, London 1769 - iii, 639pp, [xvii] + plates. 16 b/w plates and maps (4 fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Art du Menuisier.

      Paris: Delatour, 1769-1775.(). First edition. Folio. 4 parts bound in 3 vols. Qtr. contemporary tree calf over marbled boards and endpapers. 1312 pp. 365 of 382 plates. Interiors finely toned, with some creasing, more at edges, and intermittent, marginal foxing and staining throughout. Boards exhibit shelf wear along edges, scratched and rubbed; leather along spine is rubbed, somewhat brittle, with cracks and missing small pieces outside the foil title stamp. Else pages supple, binding tight; many plates NF. Overall VG.

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        L’Art du menuisier. Par M. Roubo le fils, Compagnon Menuisier. (relié avec) L’Art du layetier.

      Roubo (Imprimerie de L. F. Delatour) 1769 - - 1775. 4 volumes in-folio (41,5 x 29,5 cm), 6 pages de titre (une pour chaque partie 1, 2 et 4, et trois pour la partie 3 divisée en trois sections), (2) ff., pagination continue 1316 pp. (numérotées par erreur 1312), iv pp., 383 planches. - L’Art du layetier : faux-titre, titre, 27 - (1) pp., 7planches, veau moucheté, dos à six nerfs orné, pièces de titre et tomaison de maroquin rouge et marron, tranches rouges (reliure d’époque). Edition originale, Illustrée de 383 planches (dont la n° 107 bis). L’Art du layetier, Paris, Moutard, 1782, est également en édition originale, et illustré de 7 planches. L’Art du menuisier est divisé en quatre parties : première et deuxième parties : L’Art du menuisier ; troisième partie : L’Art du menuisier-carrossier, L’Art du menuisier en meubles, L’Art du menuisier ébéniste ; quatrième partie : L’Art du treillageur, ou menuiserie des jardins. Ex-libris manuscrit Jouanny menuisier à Guingamp, et tampon Henr. Petit équitis., & doct. Med., Suessionaei. Reliure comportant de nombreux frottements, sur les dos, les coiffes, les plats, usure aux coins, quelques restaurations, quelques rousseurs, piqûres et petits défauts de papier, déchirure sur la planche 80 t. 2, rouge des tranches en partie passé). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handwerke und Künste in Tabellen. Mit Kupfern. Vierte, Fünfte und Sechste Sammlung. Vierte Sammlung: Bearbeitung der Edelsteine, des Bleyes, des Kupfers und des Meßings; Fünfte Sammlung: Meßing- und Eisenarbeiter; Sechste Sammlung: Stahl- und Eisenarbeiter [zusammengebunden]

      Verlag der Buchhandlung der Realschule 0, Berlin - 1769, 1770, 7 Bll., Halbledereinbd. d. Zeit m. montiertem Rückenschildchen, marmorierte Buntpapiervorsätze, 224 S. u. 5 Ausfalttafeln; 251, 2 Bll. u. 6 Ausfalttafel; 2 Bll., 218 S. u. 5 Ausfalttafel - Einband berieben, Rücken mit Lederrissen und kleinen Lederverlusten, Ex Libris, teilw. leicht braunfleckig, sonst innen sauber und gut erhaltenes Exemplar dieser in umnittelbarer Nachfolge zur Encyclopédie Diderots erschienenen Darstellung der Handwerke und Künste

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        Descrizione delle feste celebrate in Parma l'anno MDCCLXIX. Per le auguste nozze di Sua Altezza Reale l'Infante Don Ferdinando colla Reale Arciduchessa Maria Amalia.

      Parma, nella Stamperia Reale [Bodoni], s.d. [1769], demi-veau moderne, genre XVIIIe. -Petits cernes très clairs dans le bas de la marge ext. des 10 premiers ff. et des 6 derniers (sans gravité), infime restauration dans la marge inf. de 2 gravures. -Ex. lavé. - grand in-folio de 1 faux-titre-1 titre frontispice-1 titre-(2)-76 pp. + 36 pl. h.t. (dont 6 sur double page) ; Texte en italien et en français sur deux colonnes.Illustré d'un frontispice, un fleuron sur le titre aux armes du Duc Ferdinand, 4 vignettes en tête, 8 lettrines, 19 culs-de-lampe, 36 planches de Petitot gravées par Bossi, Baratti, Muzzi, Patrini, Ravenet, Zuliani et Volpato (dont 15 planches de costumes et 10 planches offrant 82 armoiries).Edition originale.Brooks, Edizioni bodoniana 6 ; Brunet II-col. 622 ; Vinet, Bibliographie des beaux-arts 595 ; Cohen col. 295.Dutillot, intendant de la Maison royale de Parme, fut chargé d'organiser les fêtes à l'occasion du mariage de Ferdinand de Bourbon, petit-fils de Philippe V d'Espagne et d'Elisabeth Farnese, fils de Don Philippe, Duc de Parme et de Louise-Elisabeth de France, fille de Louis XV, avec Marie-Amélie de Lorraine, fille de Marie-Thérèse d'Autriche et sœur de Marie-Antoinette.Ces cérémonies, fastueuses, poursuivaient un but politique et artistique. L'architecte et dessinateur lyonnais Alexandre Petitot dessina et fit réaliser les décors.La somptuosité des célébrations fut commémorée par le recueil édité par Dutillot sous le titre Descrizione delle feste celebrate in Parma [ ], et imprimé par Bodoni, récemment nommé directeur de l'imprimerie royale de Parme (1768). C'est le premier grand livre qu'il ait imprimé ; pour Brunet, c'est "un des plus beaux ouvrages qui eussent encore paru en ce genre", pour Brooks, c'est "Forse é il più attraente di tutti i libri di Bodoni per la bellezza della figure", pour Saffroy, c'est un "superbe ouvrage, l'un des plus somptueux publiés en ce genre".Ces réjouissances comprenaient "une fête dans le bosquet d'Arcadie pour les dames et les jeunes filles de la noblesse, le pastorelle d'Arcadia, un tournoi, une foire chinoise, l'action dramatique proprement dite, le feste d'Apollo. Au moment où une archiduchesse allait monter sur le trône de Parme, on confia à Christophe Gluck la musique de cette composition, mais cela n'enleva en rien au caractère français du spectacle." (H. Bedarida, Parme et la France de 1748 à 1789, p. 468)."Ce qui recommande surtout cet ouvrage exécuté avec luxe, ce sont les planches gravées par Petitot, architecte et ingénieur de l'Infant, par Volpato, Ravenet, Bossi, Baratti et autres. Elles représentent [principalement] le tournoi qui fut la partie principale de ces fêtes : le tournoi lui-même, le défilé des chevaliers, leurs costumes, leurs armoiries, enfin la fête arcadienne (gravée par Volpato), la foire chinoise et le feu d'artifice." (Vinet).L'exemplaire est bien complet de la planche du tournoi, qui manque souvent.

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        A Letter to Junius. By the Author of the Answer to the "Question Stated". Not in Eller nor Laeuchli

      Printed for James Fletcher and Co. [and two others], London 1769 - Modern stabbed plain wraps, light foxing, ex-Birmingham Law Society, else a very good copy with ample margins; 15 pages A rare part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament, Junius later speculating that the "Author" was Blackstone, this copy so noting in a contemporary hand on the title page; four copies in ESTC, none in North America [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Pornographe ou idées d'un honnête-homme sur un projet de règlement pour les Prostituées, propre à prévenir les malheurs qu'occasionne le publicisme des femmes: avec des notes historiques et justificatives.

      à Londres, chez Jean Nourse, & à Paris, chez Delalain, 1769, in 8°, de 368pp., bien complet des deux faux-titres "idées singulières, première (et) 2e partie", demi-veau moucheté moderne genre ancien, dos entièrement orné, tr. rouge. Jolie reliure pastiche. Rare édition originale, du premier tirage avec le nom du libraire Delalain au titre. Ce dernier, par peur de la censure, fit retirer son nom des tirages suivants. C'est un vaste projet de "rationalisation" de la prostitution. Restif qui connaissait bien le sujet, propose d'ériger la prostitution en institution publique sous forme d'établissements appelés "Parthénions". Il explique dans "Mes ouvrages" (p.121) que le "titre du Pornographe... est composé de deux mots grecs: porne, prostituée, et graphos, écrivain, ce qui signifie: écrivain sur la prostitution". Il raconte, d'ailleurs, qu'il "avait vu des filles publiques" en 1755-1759, ainsi qu'en 1761-1769 pour faire le Pornographe... ¶ Rives Childs p.210 "On trouve donc rarement des exemplaires avec le nom de Delalain..." - INED 3790 - Gay amour, femmes III.814 "Certains détails sont assez obscènes" - Lacroix p.102 n°3 "Linguet aurait collaboré à ce texte".

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