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        Abrégé de l'Art des Accouchemens [sic] : dans lequel on donne les pre?ceptes ne?cessaires pour le mettre heureusement en pratique. . . Nouvelle Edition.

      chez Pierre Toussaints, Saintes 1769 - 4to (198 x 127 mm). x, 184, [6] pp., including engraved frontispiece portrait of the author bound after title; 26 engraved obstetrical plates by J. Robert after P. Chapparre, partly printed in color and hand-finished. Title and text within double rule. Signatures: [A]4 B-Bb4. The plates numbered I to XXV are related to the text and are not bound in numerical order. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with gilt-lettered label (hinges, spine ends and corners repaired). Internally little evenly browned, occasional minor spotting and soiling, some offsetting to plates affecting headline plate numbers in places, plates XII and XV trimmed in blank outer margin. Provenance: Dr. R. Germain (bookplate to front pastedown). A handsome copy. ---- NLM/Blake, p.260. Waller 5656; Wellcome II, p. 492; Heirs of Hippocrates 919 (all three for 1777 edition). - THE RARE SECOND EDITION. First published in 1759 without illustrations. " Le Boursier, a prominent Parisian midwife, first published the present work in 1759 without illustrations. The success of the book encouraged her to have later editions illustrated by Jean Robert . The 1769 edition was the first book on midwifery to appear with plates printed in multiple colors. Robert, a pupil of Le Blon, is known to have illustrated only three books and this was his most copiously illustrated book. The finely applied colors often appear to be hand-painted rather than printed." (Heirs of Hippocrates 919). The book is quite rare with only two copies recorded at auctions in the past 50 years. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        A state of the evidence in the cause between His Grace the Duke of Hamilton,

      4to., (12) 392pp., with a long list of errata on verso of A4, including an additional erratum on a pasted-on slip, bound in a fine contemporary crimson morocco, fully gilt including inner dentelles and edges, spine ornately gilt in the compartments with sunbursts, leaf sprays, coronets and other devices, marbled endpapers. A magnificent copy, perhaps bound for presentation. With the 19th century armorial bookplate of Thomas Byron (1772-1845), the rich landowner, property magnate and sometime M.P. for Hertford. Also with the earlier ownership inscription on flyleaf of H. Purlewent Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and thereafter Rector of Brampton in Northamptonshire, who died in 1807. This is a particularly influential analysis of the enormous quantity of evidence produced in the famous society legal case of Hamilton v Douglas - the so-called Douglas cause which turned on the legitimacy and true parentage of Archibald Douglas (1748-1827) and his claim, launched in 1761, to the extensive Douglas estates. The case itself lasted some seven years, being finally resolved in Douglas's favour by the House of Lords in early 1769. Robert Richardson (1732-1781), Prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral and Chaplain-in-ordinary to the King, was for some years also chaplain to Sir Joseph Yorke in the Hague. It was apparently there that he undertook his Hamilton/Douglas research. His findings were put into the hands of counsel, his views coinciding with those of the House of Lords. Referring to "this quarrel", his view was that the argument put forward by the Hamilton camp was "unworthy the protection of a man of science ...; their present proof [was] unworthy the credit of a man of experience; and that the speeches in favour of the pursuers ... [were] so full of the most unaccountable mistakes in point of fact, and absurdities in point of argument, that they are unworthy the attention of any person in the world".

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        A new compendious dispensatory:

      12mo., xii 310 (2)pp., including the final leaf of advertisements, contemporary calf neatly rebacked to match with raised bands and label. A very good copy indeed. John Ball (1704?-1779) also wrote A treatise of fevers (1758), The female physician (1771), and The modern practice of physic (1760).

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        Nouveau traité de navigation, contenant la théorie et la pratique du pilotage... revu & abrégé par M. lâ??Abbé De La Caille...

      chez Desaint 1769 8vo (cm. 19,8), XXXII - 376 pp., 49 cc.nn. con 13 tavv. più volte rip. f.t. (tra cui due carte raffiguranti gli emisferi celesti australe e boreale ed un grande planisfero stampato in rosso e nero con lâ??indicazione dei venti). Legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro su tassello al ds. Tagli rossi. Piccole mancanze alle cuffie e ai margini. Lievi fenditure alle cerniere. Ottimi, freschi interni. Bellâ??esemplare. Altre edizioni in Brunet (Table meth.), n. 8495.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        A Description of England and Wales. Containing a Particular Account of each County, with its Antiquities, Curiosities, Situation . . . Palaces, Markets, Fairs . .

      London: Printed for Newbery and Carnan, 1769-70, 1769. First edition. Roscoe, Newbery and His Successors, A112. Edges a little rubbed, but overall a fine, handsome copy.. 10 vols, 8vo, contemporary smooth calf, green and red contrasting morocco labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. 240 copper plates; vignettes in the text. An elaborate county-by-county treatment of the English and Welsh countryside, small towns, castles, monuments, ruins, cathedrals, etc., with handsome copper engraved plates of views and buildings.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        A DESCRIPTION OF ENGLAND AND WALES, Containing a Particular Account of Each County, with Its Antiquities... and the Lives of the Illustrious Men... Embellished with Two Hundred and Forty Copper Plates...

      London: Newbery and Carnan. 1769-1770. y First edition thus. Full Calf. Very Good. 12mo. 10 volumes. With 240 added engravings. Orig. full calf, red morocco spine labels. This set with Volume 2 in another cont. binding, slightly larger and with the spine gilt tooled. Spine extremities a bit rubbed.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Original mezzotint engraving by James Watson after Joshua Reynolds' first portrait of Samuel Johnson, circa 1769

      [London:] Engraved by James Watson for R[obert] Sayer, circa 1769, 1769. One half inch tear repaired in the image; margins a little soiled; in fine condition.. Plate mark: 17 x 12 inches; sheet size 17.75 x 13 inches. The first portrait by Reynolds of his friend Samuel Johnson, a famous pose of Johnson, gesturing with his hands, absorbed in thought, appearing pensive and contemplative. The original oil is at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Robert Sayer was one of the primary print sellers of London and often reproduced works by Reynolds.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        The Natural History and Antiquities of Northumberland: and of so much of the county of Durham as lies bewteen the Rivers Tyne and Tweed; commonly called North Bishoprick. Two Volumes

      London: W and W Strahan. G: in good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped. Covers loose but still intact. Tightly bound. 1769. First Edition. Half-leather cover with marbled boards. 270mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 438pp; 562pp;app. Contents Vol 1: Heavens and Air; Waters; Earths; Sand; Stones; Fossil-shells; Ores; Trees and plants; Birds; Insects and reptiles; Fishes; Quadrupeds; Eminent Men. Vol 2: Antiquities; Three Journeys; Bookplate of William Wilshere. John Wallis, was the curate at Bellingham. Roman history on Chesters and environ as well as notable Northumbrian names: Blackett, Ridley, Gibson, Ord, Walton, Cresswell, etc. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Le Pornographe, Ou Idées D'Un Honnête-Homme Sur Un Projet De Réglement Pour Les Prostituées. Propre à prévenir les Malheurs qu'occasionne le Publicisme des Femmes: Avec Des Notes Historiques Et Justificatives.

      und La Haie chez Gosse junior & Pinet [recte Paris Delalain], Londres chez Jean Nourse 1769 - Londres, chez Jean Nourse und La Haie, chez Gosse junior & Pinet [recte Paris, Delalain] 1769. 20 x 13,5 cm. [2] Bl., S. 7-368. Vortitel 'Idées singulières. Première partie'. Mit einer Holzschnitt-Vignette auf S. [17]. Zeitgenössisches marmoriertes Ganzleder mit Lederrückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Rücken am Fuß und vorderes Gelenk oben restauriert. Vorsatz und die ersten beiden Bl. mit Wurmgang (etwas Buchstabenverlust). Titelblatt mit gedeckter Stempelspur. Titel und Vortitel mit gedrucktem Vorbesitzerhinweis, beide montiert (auf dem Vortitel mit Siegellack als Kleber). English STC N20953. Jacob, P. L. [= Paul Lacroix], Bibliographie et iconographie de tous les ouvrages de Restif de la Bretonne, 1875, S. 98-100. Nr. VI, 1. Zweiter Druck der ersten Ausgabe, lediglich das Titelblatt geändert. Ursprünglich mit der Verlagsangabe "Londres chez Jean Nourse. Et se trouve à Paris chez Delalain". Vorbesitzer war Monsieur le Comte Siougeat, Königlicher Kommandant in Hesdin (Artois). First edition, second issue. Important early manifesto for the regulation of prostitution. The imprint is false and the work was published in Paris by Delalain, who sold the author's works, but who deleted his own name from the imprint after the first impression. The two issues are identical except the title-page. Rücken am Fuß und vorderes Gelenk oben restauriert. Vorsatz und die ersten beiden Bl. mit Wurmgang (etwas Buchstabenverlust). Titelblatt mit gedeckter Stempelspur. Titel und Vortitel mit gedrucktem Vorbesitzerhinweis, beide montiert (auf dem Vortitel mit Siegellack als Kleber). Zeitgenössisches marmoriertes Ganzleder mit Lederrückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Leis de 18 de Agosta de 1769 e de 3 de Agosto de 1770-E de Tabella

      1769. Important Pre-Code Reforms to Portuguese Civil Law [Portugal]. Leis de 18 de Agosta de 1769 e de 3 de Agosto de 1770-E de Tabella dos Sellos de 1845 [manuscript cover title]. 15, 14, pp., two folded manuscript leaves. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6); leaves (12" x 8-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlets and manuscript leaves sewn together and laid into paper folder, manuscript title to front. Light browning, manuscript in neat hand to both sides of leaves. * Assembled, we assume in 1845, this item has three parts. The first two are offprints of two important legislative pieces, one on the sources of law, the other on primogeniture rights. Important reforms, these laws were standard points of reference until the adoption of the Civil Code of 1867. The final item is a manuscript compilation of legislation concerning fiscal matters. OCLC locates no copies of the two offprints in North America.

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

      A Ratsbona (ma Milano, 1769 - Tre volumi di cm. 21, pp. viii, 254 (2); xxxi (1) 190 (2); viii, 150 (2). Legatura ottocentesca in mezzo vitello, dorsi a piccoli nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piatti e sguardie marmorizzati. Segni d'usura lungo alcune cerniere delle legatura che comunque restano assai solide. Esemplare pulito e marginoso, proveniente dalla celebre collezione Giannalisa Feltrinelli. Prima edizione in lingua italiana (la prima edizione era stata pubblicata nel 1768 in francese) di questa dotta opera corredata di documenti dal 1140 al 1768, anonima, ma dovuta alla penna dell'abate Montagnini. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Summa S. Thomae hodiernis academiarum moribus accommodata, sive Cursus Theoligiae. Juxta mentem & in quantum licuit, juxta ordinem & litteram D. Thomae in sua Summa... (Complete set in 19 volumes)

      Trajecti ad Mosam, Typis & Sumptibus Jacobi Lekens, 1769. 19 vols. Later half leather, gilt. 19 cm. -(sl. worn, leather at top and foot of spines of a few bindings sl. damaged, paper sl. browned/ sl. stained, ex convent library stamps-(of Communaute des Missionnaires de l'Immaculee-Conception de Nantes)). Although still (very) good and decorative set, see picture.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Avis du Parlement de Dauphiné sur la libre circulation des Grains et la réduction naturelle des prix dans les annees de cherté. Adresse au Roi le 26 avril 1769.

      1769 - In-8 de 147-(1) pp., dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Une des rares premières éditions qui contient la longue note en bas de page (p.122-124) dans laquelle l'auteur défend ses positions après l'avis du parlement de Paris de le faire supprimer : « l'Avis fut rendu public. L'impression produite pouvait être si forte que le Parlement de Paris s'arrangea pour faire disparaitre la brochure (.) Le manifeste du Parlement de Dauphiné n'en émut pas moins l'opinion , et son succès rejaillit sur le parti tout entier » (Weulersse). « Cet ouvrage est devenu bientôt excessivement rare, parce que le systême qu'on propose à Sa Majesté est totalement opposé à ce que les Parlements de Paris et de Rouen ont écrit sur cette matière, et que cette première Compagnie n'a pas trouvé bon qu'on répandit sous ses yeux un écrit si contraire à sa facon de penser » (Bachaumont). Lors du grand débat sur la libre circulation des grains et la suppression des prix fixes et grâce aux nouvelles lumières économiques que les physiocrates commençaient à répandre, la nécessité d'adopter un régime plus libéral devint urgente ; les parlements de province donnérent leur avis : « Celui de Dauphiné donnait solennellement, le 26 avril 1769, un Avis qui était une exposition magistrale de la doctrine physiocratique, d'une orthodoxie impeccable. Dupont de Nemours annoncait, dans Les Ephémérides du Citoyen (1769, tome VII), comme « un ouvrage excellent à tous égards, que nos derniers neveux baigneront encore des larmes de leur reconnaissance comme nous l'avons fait nous même en le lisant ». (Weulersse). 1 tableau dépliant : Prix des Grains Froments, Réduits au septier de Paris, dans les quatre principaux marchés du Dauphiné. Bel exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque du Château de La Roche-Guyon (cachet armorié), et armes de La Rochefoucauld au dos. Einaudi, I, 2247 ; Higgs 4642 ; Weulersse, Le mouvement physiocratique en France (de 1756 à 1770) p. 200 ; Bachaumont, Mémoires secrets, tome XIX, 1783, p. 171 ; Marguerite Leblanc, De Thomas More à Chaptal, contribution bibliographique a l'histoire économique, 290. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LUTHERIE. 34 tavole tratte da "Planches pour l'"Encyclopédie ou pour Le Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts libéraux et des Arts Méchaniques, avec leur explication".

      Chez Vincent Giuntini 1769 2ª edizione. Serie completa originale, composta da 34 tavole, che raffigurano l'arte della liuteria, con relativa spiegazione su quattro carte. Testo francese. Legatura in mz.pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Il frontespizio è in riproduzione fotostatica. Fisiologiche bruniture. Le "Planches" sono così suddivise: "Premier suite": "Orgue" (7 tavole); "Suite des jeux" (4 tavole). "Seconde suite": "Instruments anciens & instruments étrangers" (1 tavola); "Instruments anciens & modernes de percussion" (1 tavola); "Instruments anciens, modernes & étrangers, à cordes & à pincer" (1 tavola); "Instruments qu'on fait parler avec une route" (1 tavola); "Suite des instruments qu'on fait parler avec la roue" (1 tavola); "Instruments à vent. Musette & cornemuse" (1 tavola); "Instruments anciens, modernes, étrangers, à vent, à bocal, & à anche" (1 tavola); "Suite des instruments à vent" (2 tavole); "Outils à l'usage de ceux qui sont les instruments à vent" (1 tavola); "Tour à l'usage des faiseurs d'instruments à vent, comme flûte. au bois, musette, &c." (1 tavola); "Instruments qui se touchent avec l'archet" (1 tavola); "Outils propres à la facture des instruments à archet" (1 tavola); "Suite des outils propres à la facture des instruments à archet" (1 tavola); "Instruments à cordes & à touches" (1 tavola); "Suite des instruments à cordes & à touches, & du clavecin" (1 tavola); "Suite des instruments à cordes & à touches, avec le psaltérion, instrument à cordes & à baguettes" (1 tavola); "Outils propres à la facture des clavecins" (3 tavole); "Développement & détail des pédales" (1 tavola); "Console de la harpe; détail des leviers & des refforte qu'elle renferme" (2 tavole). Le tavole sono tratte dal Tomo V della seconda edizione della celebre "Encyclopédie" di Diderot e D'Alembert, pubblicata a Lucca per le cure di Ottaviano Diodati. Codice libreria 128561.

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

      - Kupferstich v. J.F. v. Stövesandt, dat. 1769, 18 x 40,5

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Letters of the late Alexander Pope Esq To A Lady


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        Gerardi van Swieten Med. Doct. Commentaria in Hermanni Boerhaave Aphorismos de Cognoscendis et Curandis Morbis.

      - Paris, Apud Guillelmum Cavelier, 1769, 1771, 1771, 1773, 1773. 5 volumes petit in-4, VIII-16-(4)-884, (4)-769-(1), VI-(2)-685-(3), (8)-668 et XII-736-91-(1) pp., agréable reliure pastiche moderne plein veau (manque le frontispice ; papier jauni aux bords, manque de texte à la dernière page du tome 5, restaurée). Complet en 5 tomes ; manque le frontispice. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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      Augsburg: Sumptibus Matthaei Rieger, et Filiorum. 1769. n. Folio (14" x 9"). 3 vols in 1, each with a title page. (8),330,(18);(2),325,(27);(2),354,(24),38pp. Plus (2)pp. publisherís ads. Double column text. Title-page of Vol. I printed in red & black. Cont. vellum, some soiling, black morocco spine label.

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      Ex Typographia Zerlettiana, Venetiis 1769 - Folio. Ninth edition, three volumes in two, 431, 462, 156pp., illustrations and tables; bound in full vellum, spines titled in brown ink, speckled edges. Bookplate of William Wilson Montgomery (1848-?) of Carter Co., Missouri. A handsome set, internally clean and bright. A collection of material concerning the origins of liturgy of the Western Church, together with a discussion of its supposed mystical significance. [John Henry Newman: The Liturgy and the Breviary].

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Dieu et les Hommes, oeuvre théologique; mais raisonnable. Par le Docteur Obern. Traduit par Jaques Aimon.

      - Berlin, Christian de Vos [i.e. Genève], 1769. In-8, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments fleuronnés et cloisonnés, triples filets d'encadrement sur les plats, filets sur les coupes et les chasses, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges, viii, 264 p. faux-titre et titre inclus (qqs rouss.). Edition originale imprimée à Genève. "Une des oeuvres majeures dans l'arsenal polémique antichrétien de la vieillesse de Voltaire, en même temps qu'un essai sérieux d'histoire des religions dans une perspective critique (.). Son objectif est d'instaurer un déisme rationnel, garant de la morale et de la paix, qui devrait finir par s'imposer au fur et à mesure du progrès des Lumières" (R. Mortier, in 'Dictionnaire Voltaire', p.56-58). Paru en octobre 1769, l'ouvrage fut condamné au feu par arrêt du Parlement de Paris le 18 août 1770, et par décret de la cour de Rome. (Bengesco, II, 1279. Peignot, 'Livres condamnés', II, p. 190. Voltaire à la BN, n°4217). Très bon exemplaire, très bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        O Uraguay, poema …

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1769.. FIRST EDITION. 8°, contemporary crimson morocco (spine somewhat darkened, otherwise only very minor wear), almost smooth spine with slightly raised bands caused by recessed cords, in three compartments, gilt fillets, covers with wide roll-tooled border in gilt, floral ornaments gilt at corners and a central medallion gilt, all text block edges gilt, faintly gauffered. Woodcut arms of the Conde de Oeiras (later Marquês de Pombal) in title page. Woodcut headpieces on pp. [1], [21], [47], [69] and [89]. Small woodcut tailpieces on pp. 19, 68, 87 and 102. Light dampstaining in the lower blank margins of the final 8 leaves. Overall in fine condition. (3 ll.), 102 pp., (1 l., 1 integral blank l.). *** FIRST EDITION of a landmark of Brazilian literature. After the fall of the Marquês de Pombal, all available copies were suppressed, and Borba de Moraes describes this edition as "rare and sought after." We have never seen a copy of this book in a contemporary goatskin binding. Moreover, the tooling is very different from any Portuguese binding of this period we have ever seen. Nor have we ever seen it in a contemporary binding of any color other than brown. Might the binding be Brazilian? A study of Brazilian colonial bindings is sorely needed; none of the experts consulted could shed any light on this question. The theme of this great epic is the Spanish and Portuguese campaign against the seven missionary villages in the region southeast of present-day Paraguay, whose Indian inhabitants had allegedly been incited by the Jesuits to revolt against the provisions of the Treaty of 1750. With its grandeur, pomp, and severe beauty, Basilio da Gama's poetry establishes him as the pioneer of Brazilian Indianism, which was later to become a chief theme of Brazilian letters. Written in run-on blank verse, the poem breaks sharply from the classical manner and is sometimes cited as the first Romantic poem in Portuguese. Garrett, whose own Romanticism was considerably influenced by Gama, judged the @Uraguay "the modern poem that is possessed of the most merit." It is "the best, the most nearly perfect poem to be produced in the entire colonial period," declared Ronald de Carvalho, and "will remain a point of reference in our literature, where we may encounter the hidden roots of that Romanticism that was to mark the dawn of our intellectual independence" (@Pequena história da literatura brasileira pp. 153, 159). According to Bandeira, the @Uraguay is "well, even brilliantly written; it contains beautiful descriptions of nature; and deep and sincere feeling is shown in the moving episode of the death of the heroine, Lindoia" (@Brief History of Brazilian Literature p. 55). The book includes on the final leaf sonnets in praise of the author by two important Brazilian authors, Joaquim Ignacio de Seixas Brandão and Ignacio José de Alvarenga Peixoto. This was one of the earliest books printed at the Impressão Regia, which Pombal had established only a year earlier. It is dedicated to Pombal's brother, Francisco Xavier de Mendonça Furtado (Lisboa, 1700-1769), governor general of Grão-Pará and Maranhão (1751-1759), and Secretário de Estado da Marinha e do Ultramar (1760-1769), who barely outlived the book's publication. José Basilio da Gama (1740-1795), born in Minas Geraes, came to Rio de Janeiro at the age of fifteen to study with the Jesuits. He fled to Portugal upon the Order's expulsion. Then, casting aside his novice's robe, he traveled to Rome, where he was admitted to the Roman Arcadia under the name Termindo Sipilio. Several years later he returned to Lisbon via Brazil, but was imprisoned as a former Jesuit and sentenced to exile in Angola. A poem in honor of the Marquês de Pombal's daughter led to forgiveness, while Gama's increasingly anti-Jesuit attitude earned official favor. This was surely a factor in guiding his choice of subject for his epic, as well as his decision to dedicate the work to Pombal's brother, with a laudatory sonnet to Pombal at the beginning. After the fall of Pombal, however, @O Uraguay became a distinct liability. Gama was later given a post in the Secretariat of State, and died in Lisbon. *** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 338-9; @Período colonial pp. 148-50. Sacramento Blake IV, 330-4. Mindlin, @Highlights 12: "all of Basílio da Gama's publications, whether anonymous or signed, are important as expressions of Brazilian literature. They are all extremely rare." Innocêncio IV, 268-71. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 769/1. Leite VIII, 89 and 310. Rodrigues 2072. Sabin 26487. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 289. Palha 862. Holmes, @Rarest Books in the Oliveira Lima Collection 153. Johnson, @The Book in the Americas. The Role of Books & Printing in the Development of Culture and Society in Colonial Latin America, 70: "recognized as one of the outstanding works of early Brazilian literature." @Imprensa Nacional 73: no copy owned by the Imprensa Nacional. Ameal 1051. Not in Avila-Perez, Azevedo-Samodães or Monteverde. Goldberg, @Brazilian Literature, pp. 54-7. Putnam, @Marvelous Journey, pp. 84-6. Saraiva and Lopes, @História da literatura portuguesa (17th ed., 2001) p. 631. Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, and a microfilm copy at the same institution (without mention of the preliminary leaves, or the final integral blank). Copac locates British Library only. NUC: NN, ICN, MH.

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        The History of Emily Montague. In four volumes. By the author of Lady Julia Mandeville.

      Printed for J. Dodsley 1769 - FIRST EDITION, lacks half-title and final blank K4 in vol. iv, foxed, a few marginal holes or tears without loss, pp. vii, 240; [iv], 240; [iv], 223; [ii], 213, [2], 12mo, . An epistolary novel, set partly in Canada, or, as the British Canadian Review put it (quoted by Sabin) it contains 'a racy description of Canadian scenery, colonial courtships, and Quebec society in olden times.' The descriptions of the natives, and in particular the womenfolk, would not now be termed 'racy'. 'The author, whose husband was garrison chaplain 1760-68, lived at Quebec and Sillery between 1763 and 1768' (Staton and Tremaine). (Staton and Tremaine, A Bibliography of Canadiana 425 ('the first work of fiction on Canada'); Block 165; Sabin 8240; ESTC T72176)

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        Traité de l'usure et des intérets.

      Cologne & Paris, chez Valat-la-Chapelle. MDCCLXIX (1769). 12mo., x + 342 + (2)pp., possibly wanting a half-title, but with the final leaf of 'fautes à corriger', small repair to a preliminary leaf slightly obscuring a few letters, contemporary calf, professionally rebacked, spine fully gilt with raised bands and label. A very good copy. First edition. Goldsmiths 10571. Higgs 4740. Einaudi 3177. Not in Mattioli or Kress. But see also INED 2498 for the 1775 edition. [bound with], [LA PORTE, J. Barthélemy de]> Nouvelles lettres a un ami, sur les prêts usuraires de commerce; ou défense des principes théologiques, cononiques & civils sur l'usure, appliqués au commerce de l'argent & de tout papier signé des valeurs. Avec les réponses à des observations de quelques négocians, sur le change par lettres, & sur les contrats à la grosse avanture.> Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez Delévaque. MDCCLXIX (1769). 12mo., (4) + 138pp., including the half-title. A very good copy. First edition: rare. Kress 6650. INED 2622. Not in Goldsmiths, Einaudi, Mattioli or Higgs. [bound with], [MIGNOT, Etienne]> Observations de l'auteur du 'Traité des Prêts de Commerce'. Sur les 'Principes théologiques, canoniques & civils sur l'usure'.> n.p. MDCCIXIX (1769). 12mo., 46pp. A very good copy. First edition: apparently very rare. No other copy located. Masui p.597. INED 3168. A good group of three French contributions to the difficult question of usury and the appropriate level of interest rates on loans. 1769 also saw the publication by Turgot (Les prêts d'argent>) of his memoir on money-lending which paved the way for the later removal of controls over interest rates by the Revolutionary authorities. When in England, Jeremy Bentham published his own celebrates Defence of usury>, it became merely a matter of time before the usury laws were repealed elsewhere, although in practice it was not until the 1850s and 1860s that much of the legislation in Europe (other than in Germany) was passed having the effect of encouraging a relatively free money market. It is worth noting that La Forest, La Porte and Mignot all seem to have taken a traditional anti-usury line but concede that interest could lawfully be charged under certain conditions.

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        "The works of Virgil, translated by John Dryden"

      Glasgow: printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis. 1769. "12mo, 3 volumes; portrait frontispiece and folding map; contemporary polished calf (likely from the Foulis bindery), gilt decorated spine in 5 compartments, red morocco label in 1, speckled edges; endpapers toned, slightly later call label on upper cover, bookplate of Hope Trust, Edinburgh, signature of Jane Stevenson on title page; very good. Gaskell 497."

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        An Inquiry Into The Beauties of Painting; And Into The Merits Of The Most Celebrated Painters, Ancient and Modern * Remarks On The Beauty of Poetry * Observations On The Correspondence Between Poetry and Music

      London: J. Dodsley, 1769. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf. 3 vols. in one. Very good.. 200, 123, and 155 pages. Demi 8vo, 17 x 11 cm. Third edition of "An Inquiry," originally published 1760, and first editions of following two titles. Born in Ireland, the author spent most of his mature years in Bath. His theoretical works on art had considerable vogue for a time. The three titles here bound in one volume comprise his most notable oeuvre. Book Label of C. Frost Bookseller, Bristol and inked ownership inscription, Oxford University dated 1820. BRUNET Vol. VI, no.9230. Hinges cracked but firm, corner wear, backstrip worn and foot and with slight loss at head, raised bands, gilt floral panel designs, red leather spine label, publisher adverts at rear.

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        Dieu et les Hommes, Oeuvre Theologique; mais raisonnable. Par le Docteur Obern. Traduit Par Jaques Aimon.

      Berlin (d.i.Genève), chez Christian de Vos, 1769. 1.Ausgabe. VIII, 264 S. 18,5 x 12,5 cm. Neuerer Halblederband mit Rückengoldprägung, rotem ledernem Rückenschild, Buntpapierbezug und Buntpapier-Deckblättern. Bengesco II, 1785. ---- Erste und einzige Buchausgabe dieses religionskritischen Textes, der einen historischen Religionsvergleich vornimmt und eine Schätzung der Anzahl Opfer religiöser Verfolgung anfängt (Voltaire nennt die Ziffer 9\'468\'800). Die Schrift wurde durch einen Parlamentsbeschluss vom 18.August 1770 zur Verbrennung verurteilt, ebenso durch ein Dekret des Cour de Rome vom 3.Dezember 1770. ----- Ecken leicht bestossen; Papier stellenweise leicht fleckig. Französische Bücher, Französische Literatur, Literatur 18.Jh., Philosophie 18.Jh., Religionswissenschaften

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        Diverse maniere d'Adornare i Cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall'archiettura Egizia, Etrusca e Greca, con un Ragionamento Apologetico in difesa dell'Architettura Egizia, e Toscana.

      Opera del cavaliere Giambattista Piranesi architetto. Roma, Stamperia di Generoso Salomoni, MDCCLXIX (1769), - in-folio gr. (560x425 mm.), titolo a stampa in tre lingue (italiano, inglese e francese), grandioso frontespizio figurato inciso in rame su doppio foglio, con dedica a ''monsignor G.B.Rezzonico Gran Priore in Roma della Sacra Religione Gerosolimitana''. Seguono due pag. di dedica, pp.35 di testo descrittivo nelle tre lingue, 1 foglio finale con Indice delle incisioni: 4 tavole introduttive fuori testo, una testata e un finalino inc., 66 tavole a piena pagina che offrono tutte le eleganti decorazionì scolpite sui camini dell'epoca Egizia, Etrusca e Greca. Complessive 71 stupende incisioni del grande artista. Questa opera, nelle tre lingue, venne pensata e offerta agli europei con nuovi progetti e stili di decorazione d'interni per le loro case. Opera di Piranesi meno conosciuta e più rara di altre maggiormente diffuse. Magnifico esemplare di prima tiratura dei rami, a pieni margini, su carta forte. Legatura del tempo in pieno marocchino rosso decorata in oro con varie bordure sui piatti, dorso interamente ornato, larga fascia decorativa all'interno dei piatti, ottimamente conservata. Hind, Piranesi, p.86. Focillon, nn.854-926. - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris: Chez Lacombe, Libraire, Quai De Conti. Very Good. 1769. Hardcover. Title Continued: Avec L' explication detaillee de la vertu & de la maniere d'agir des Medicamens Chymiques. . Et les principes fondamentaux des Arts, Manufactures & Metiers dependans de la Chymie. Full clean leather with raised bands and gilt decorated panels. Page edges dyed red. Marbled endpaper. This is the 1769 reprint of the 1766 first edition. Vol # 1 (xxiv) ,616pp. : VG. Vol. #2, . 688pp. : VG+. Illustrated with head & tail piece vignettes. Chemistry dictionary containing the theory of science, medicine and natural history with detailed explanation. Vol #1 has chip on spine head. Science, Medicine ; Vignettes; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 1329 pages .

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        Essai d'une Distribution généalogique des sciences et des arts principaux.

      Weimar: Benard, , 1769. Selon l'explication détaillée du système des connoissances humaines dans le discours préliminaire des Editeurs de l'Encyclopédie, publiée par M. Diderot et M. d'Alembert. A Paris en 1751. Réduit en cette forme pour découvrir la connaissance humaine d'un coup d'oeil. Engraved broadside (97.5 x 62.5 mm, engraved area 930 x 620 mm). Sometime folded, now mounted, framed and glazed. Very slight wear along folds; an excellent copy. A very rare engraved genealogical depiction of the arts and sciences, as explained in the preliminary discourse of Diderot and d'Alembert's great Encyclopédie, conceived by Chrétien (or Christian) Roth, and engraved by Benard. Following Francis Bacon's Tree of Knowledge as described in The Advancement of Learning of 1605, and the table "Systême figuré des connaissances humaines" produced for the Encyclopédie, Roth here depicts the genealogical form of knowledge in the shape of a tree, the three main branches of Memory, Reason and Imagination subdividing into "fruit", the domains of science known to man. Robert Benard (born 1734) engraved, or directed the engraving of, at least 1800 plates for Diderot's groundbreaking Encyclopédie, published between 1751 and 1772. He was also responsible for a large number of the plates included in James Cook's Voyages. Little appears to be know of Roth, other than that he was apparently a teacher in Weimar, who subsequently authored the Versuch einer Mappe-Monde Litteraire published in Erfurt in 1785, described on OCLC as a sequel to the present work. The present engraving was subsequently included in the 1780 edition of Pierre Mouchon's Table analytique et raisonnée des matières contenues dans les XXXIII volumes in-folio du dictionnaire des sciences, des arts et des métiers, et dans son supplement.

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        Representations aux magistrats ; contenant l'exposition raisonnée des faits relatifs à la liberté du commerce des grains, & les résultats respectifs des règlemens & de la liberté.

      S.l. [Paris], s.n. [Lacombe] 1769 - in-8, 7-504 pp., un feuillet non chiffré d'errata, avec 4 tableaux dépliants compris dans la pagination des 7 premières pages, et 4 tableaux dépliants hors-texte "in fine", veau fauve marbré, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre cerise, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Restaurations aux coiffes, charnières et coins. Éditio originale de ce plaidoyer physiocratique. L'abbé Roubaud (1730-1792) était un fervent physiocrate, partisan des réformes de Turgot, dont il fut un moment le conseiller. C'est sa participation aux Ephémérides du citoyen de l'abbé Nicolas Baudeau, à partir de mai 1768, qui l'avait fait basculer dans les doctrines de Quesnay, Dupont de Nemours et Mercier de La Rivière. Il se prononce sans nuance pour la totale liberté du commerce des grains. INED, 3926.

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        Carte Du Théatre De La Guerre Présente Entre Les Turcs, Les Russes, Et Les Confédérés. Ou se trouvent La Turquie D'Europe, La Pologne, La Hongrie, La Russie Médirionale, La Tartarie Et La Géorgie. Dediée Et Presentée A Monseigneur Le Comte De Provence Parson très humble et Obseißt. Servitr. Laurent Géographe, Graveur et Membre de l'Académie Royale d'Ecritures. A Paris Mondhare, Rue St. Jacques à l'Hôtel de Saunur. 1769. - Coulubrier Scriptsit':.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. Coulubrier b. Louis Joseph Mondhare in Paris, dat. 1769, 53 x 73 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 270 (L.J. Mondhare was publisher and editor in Paris.). - A map of eastern Europe, showing from Poland to the Balkans and to the Caucasus and Russia. - The Russo-Turkish War (1768-74) was another in the series of wars that forced the borders of the Ottoman empire back. After a series of Russian victories the resulting peace treaty brought the southern Ukraine, Northern Caucasus, and the Crimea within the orbit of the Russian Empire, giving Russia access to the Black Sea. - Top left title with decorativ cartousche. - Rare map!

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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 2 geb. Tit., 3 Bll., 428; Tit., 327 (1) S.; Tit., 1 Bl., 222 S., 2 Bll., 177 (22) S. Mit Titelportr. (gest. v. J. Mansfeld) u. 1 mehrf. gefalt. Plan in Kupfer. Ldr. im Stil d. Zt. m. Rückengolpräg. Stellenw. Textunterstreich. im 3. Bd. EASlg. 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. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Viennensia, Austriaca

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        Thesauri Dissertationum Iuridicarum Selectissimarum in Academiis Belgicis habitarum (Volumen I et II).

      Ioh. Henr. Crameri, Bremae et Lipsiae 1769 - Cartonnage d'époque gris-beige lég frotté, texte bon état. 6 tomes en 2 volumes. Ex-libris manuscrit daté 1772. Volume I, Tomes I, II et III : Dissertationes Philologico-Critico-Iuridicas. Tome I: titre, (3) ff, 366p; Tome II: titre, 385p; Tome III: 336p (marge inf rognée sur 2 pages), index (12)ff. Volume II, Tome I, II et III : Dissertationes Historico-Antiquario-Iuridicas. Tome I: titre, 314p; Tome II: titre, date édition 1770, 317p; Tome III: titre, date édition 1768, 326p, index (14) ff. (marge inf rognée sur 2 pages, petite tache sur tranche). Bandeaux, culs-de-lampes et initiales gravées. Size: Fort In4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 (di G.B.Bodoni), (1769), - in-folio imperiale, ff. (5, il primo f. bianco), pp. 76 di testo italiano e francese su due colonne (caratteri tondi e corsivi di corpo e spaziatura diversa), 36 ff. di tavole f.t., 1 f. bianco. Bella legatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle alle armi di Ferdinando I di Parma, al dorso ripetuti simboli araldici della famiglia (torre e leone rampante). Si tratta di un esemplare di dedica fatto rilegare dalla corte parmense alle armi dello sposo. Antiporta in rame disegnata da Petitot e incisa da Volpato, frontespizio, realizzato dai medesimi artisti, con grande vignetta alle armi Borbone fiancheggiate dai leoni di Spagna, 5 testate, 8 capilettera e 19 finalini incisi in rame; 36 tavole fuori testo incise in rame di cui 6 a doppia pagina. Grandiosa pubblicazione voluta dalla Corte Ducale di Parma con la descrizione dei principali spettacoli allestiti per le nozze tra Ferdinando duca di Borbone e Amalia d'Asburgo, sorella dell'imperatore (''Descrizione degli abiti'', ''Nomi delle Nobil Persone impegnate nel torneo'', ''Le Pastorelle d'Arcadia, festa campestre'', ''Relazione'', ''Fiera Chinese''). Brooks segnala che ne furono tirate 2 edizioni, ciascuna di 400 copie, che però non risultano in vendita nei cataloghi del Bodoni, perché l'opera fu ben presto esaurita. L'imponente apparato decorativo fu affidato a Eurimond Alexandre Petitot, architetto e disegnatore nato a Lione nel 1727 ed ormai all'apice della sua carriera di architetto di corte, in collaborazione con il giovane Bodoni, solo da un anno in città come nuovo direttore della Stamperia Reale, e quindi all'esordio della sua gloriosa attività. Le Feste sono la seconda opera in cui i due collaborano e Petitot vi figura non solo quale inventore e realizzatore dei complessi progetti architettonici, ma anche come scenografo, costumista e decoratore, avendo fornito i disegni delle molte illustrazioni dell'opera, magistralmente rese da Benigno Bossi, principale riproduttore all'acquaforte, da Volpato, Patrini e altri. L'eco delle feste e della loro pubblicazione fu molto vasto. Jean Pierre Mariette si stupiva ''à voir sortir d'une imprimerie naissante un livre si parfaitement exécuté dans toutes ses parties.un chef-d'oeuvre''. Maria Antonietta confessava alla sorella Maria Amalia di aver spesso sfogliato il ''beau livre'' per ritrovarsi con lei. Stupendo esemplare della prima tiratura, nitidamente impresso su carta assai pesante piccolo strappo riparato al margine bianco di una tavola, lievissime macchie d'umido nel margine esterno bianco di alcuni ff., occhietto e ultima tavola con macchioline nel margine superiore bianco. . Brooks 6 e tavole I, III, V: ''Forse il più attraente di tutti i libri di Bodoni per la bellezza delle figure''. Ruggeri 859. Giani, p. 1-3: ''molte copie distrutte da varie circostanze e soprattutto deturpate dagli amatori di stampe.''. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire et journal d'observations et d'expériences sur les moyens de garantir les olives de la piqûre des insectes

      M. Lambert, Paris 1769 - 8vo. Modern full calf, raised bands with gilt borders and center flower, title in upper panel. The spine has green morocco label with author, title and date in gilt. Collation: [iv] 1-126 [2-ad for present book by Le Begue] pp. + 3 folding copper engraved plates. There is repair to the title page where a portion of the lower right corner is missing. A piece of light brown paper has been pasted on the verso of the title page and the fore edge reinforced with a strip of paper on verso. This is a large paper, uncut copy that is very clean. The only exception is a brown paper flaw on p. 13/14 at the lower edge of the last text line. There is a repair to a tear into the plate area of the second plate. The area affected only involves the double line border and not any of the main images. This treatise provides a new method for extracting more abundant and finer oil from olives. The author provides information on a new mill invented for domestication of olive oil extraction which yields not only a larger quantity of oil but an oil that is free of rancidity. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité des droits du Génie

      1769 - 8 ff, 207 pp, 2 ff. Carolsrouhe. Michel Macklott, 1769, in-8, 8 ff, 207 pp, 2 ff, reliure de l'époque en parchemin ivoire, tranches rouges, Édition originale de cet ouvrage philosophique peu courant, divisé en six chapitres ou se pose la question pour l'homme de génie, de se livrer à la recherche de la vérité. Passionné de philosophie et surtout de celle de Rousseau, l'auteur porte un jugement sévère sur Montesquieu, Montaigne en revanche, fait l'objet d'une approbation sans réserve. Exemplaire entièrement interfolié à l'époque, sans doute pour l'auteur, avec, reliés à la suite, une quarantaine de feuillets blancs. les deux derniers feuillets sont un avertissement présentant un errata ou l'auteur s'excuse des manques et des erreurs de ponctuation dus à l'éditeur allemand. Le volume comporte un certain nombre de corrections autographes et, face à la page 17, un feuillet manuscrit inédit à ajouter à la fin du premier volume. On trouve aussi au verso du feuillet a4 un long développement au crayon intitulé "qu'est que la propriété". Intéressant exemplaire d'auteur annoté, en bel état, dans sa reliure du temps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Instructions Adressees par Sa Majeste L'Imperatrice de Toutes les.

      1769 - Early French-Language Edition of Catherine's Nakaz Catherine II [1762-1796], Empress of Russia. [Landres, J. Rodolphe Frey de, Translator]. Instructions Adressees par Sa Majeste L'Imperatrice de Toutes les Russies: A la Commission Etablie Pour Travailler a L'Execution du Projet d'un Nouveau Code de Lois. Traduit de l'Allemand. "A Petersbourg" [i.e. Yverdon, Switzerland]: [s.n.], 1769. 286 pp. 12mo. (6" x 4"). Early quarter vellum over marbled boards, untrimmed edges, a few unopenened signatures. Light soiling, corners lightly bumped and worn. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, some leaves have light foxing, a few have light dampstining to margins, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to title page. A handsome copy. * Reissue of the first edition in French, published for by the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences for private distribution in 1769. This important text, also known as the Nakaz, or Instruction, is a statement of legal principles written by Catherine II from 1764 and 1766. Permeated with the ideas of the French Enlightenment, and copied mostly from the work of Voltaire, Montesquieu and Beccaria, it was compiled as a guide for the All-Russia Legislative Commission convened by the Empress in 1767 to create a new code to replace the 1649 Muscovite Code. Revised in consultation with Beccaria, Frederick the Great and Voltaire, the Instruction proclaimed the equality of all men before the law and disapproved of death penalty and torture. Unfortunately, her proposed code was never completed. Catherine's manuscript was written in French, and she later produced a Russian translation. Editions in German and Russian were published in Moscow in 1767. The book was initially banned in France because it was too liberal, which is why the first French-language edition was produced in Switzerland (with a false imprint). French and Latin editions were eventually published in 1770. OCLC locates 6 copies of this imprint in North American law libraries (Columbia, George Washington University, Harvard, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley, Yale). Butler, The Nakaz of Catherine the Great 531 (Entry 40). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Just ecclesiasticum universum anticuae et recentiori disciplinae praesertim Belgii, Galliae, Germaniae, & vicinarum Provinciarum accommodatum.

      1753-1769. . - Imp. Henr. Vleminkx et Emman. Flon. Lovaina - Bruselas. Vol. I: 970 pgs. Vol. II: 877 pgs. Vol. III: 650 Vol. IV: 383 + 164 pgs. . 5 Vol. . Vol. V: 792 pgs. Folio Mayor. Plena Piel de época. Derecho (Eclesiástico), Idiomas (Latín), Siglo XVIII . Buena edición de esta monumental y clásica recopilación de derecho eclesiástico. Su autor, Bernardo Van Espen, fue uno de los grandes tratadistas de la materia. Gran ejemplar encuadernado en plena piel de época, con nervios y dorados en lomera. Tapas y lomera con leve fatiga, texto en buen estado .

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        Sämmtliche Schriften. Mit 10 Titelvignetten (Kupfern von Oeser) sowie einem Porträtfrontispiz in Kupfer.

      Leipzig: Weidmann, 1769-1774. 10 Bände in 4. 5 Bl., LII, 346 S., 3 Bl., 230 S., 2 Bl., VIII, 474 S., 2 Bl., VIII, 450 S., 2 Bl., 284 S., 2 Bl., XXXVI, 666 S., VI, 520, 240 S. 8°. Halbleder der Zeit mit 5 Bünden, der vierte Band in Ganzleder. Erste rechtmäßige Gesamtausgabe. (Wilpert/Gühring II, 34.) Band 1. Fabeln und Erzählungen. 1769. / Band 2. Gedichte, Geistliche Oden und Lieder. 1769. / Band 3. Lustspiele. 1769. / Band 4. Praktische Abhandlung von dem guten Geschmacke in Briefen, Briefe, Leben der Schwedischen Gräfinn von G**. 1769. / Band 5. Abhandlungen und Reden. 1769. / Band 6-7. Moralische Vorlesungen. 1770. / Band 8-9. Briefe. 1774. / Band 10. Johann Andreas Cramer: Christian Fürchtegott Gellerts Leben. 1774. - Deckel berieben; ein Band mit abgebröckelter Deckelecke; Titelblätter mit kleinem Besitzstempel; auch die Vorsätze mit Besitzvermerken; sonst gut erhalten. Versand D: 4,20 EUR Deutsche Literatur 18. Jh. Erstausgabe, Erstausgaben

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        Essais historiques sur l'Inde, précédés d'un journal de voyages et d'une description géographique de la côte de Coromandel

      first edition, rare, illustrated in Figures 3Binding sheepskin half contemporary. Back smooth decorated. part of title in red morocco. Flush caps. largely split upper joint, lower joint cracked head. Corners bumped. Chez Herissant A Paris 1769 In-12 (10x17cm) (4) 360pp. (12) relié

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        A Description of England and Wales. Containing a particular Account of each County, with its Antiquities, Curiosities, Situation, Figure, Extent, Climate, Rivers, Lakes, Mineral Waters, Soils, Fossils, Caverns, Plants and Minerals, Agriculture, civil and ecclesiastical Divisions, Cities, Towns, Palaces, Seats, Corporations, Markets, Fairs, Manufactures, Trade, Sieges, Battles, and the Lives of the illustrious Men each County has produced complete in 10 volumes

      Newbery and Carnan, London 1769 - 10 uniform volumes each around 288 pp illustrated with 237 plates, numerous engravings to text, bound in full brown calf, 5 raised bands to spine with gilt title to red label. All volumes in similar condition, wear and some loss to spine ends, corners scuffed, wear to gutters, some, craps and scuffs to covers, pages show a very few ink spots and fingers marks , plates have been given tiny numbers, vol.2 lacks ffep otherwise clean sound and firmly held, good solid set - may lack 3 plates but these are unindexed and have no printed numbers HEAVY SET WILL NEED EXTRA POSTAGE OUTSIDE UK 17.5 x 11 cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Boston: Thomas & John Fleet, 1769. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt with leather labels. Titlepage of second volume with some slight loss, affecting several letters, neatly repaired; titlepage of third volume with minor loss of blank corner, neatly repaired. Minor foxing and toning. Very good. The first edition of this classic Massachusetts history, published in three separate volumes. The first volume discusses the early years of the colony from first settlement in 1628 until 1691. The second volume covers Massachusetts from the 1691 charter until 1750, and includes an index to both volumes. The third volume was published by Hutchinson to support and elucidate the principal facts related in the first two volumes of the History of Massachusetts Bay, and may serve as an appendix to it. According to Sabin, this third volume is "a necessary adjunct to Hutchinson's HISTORY." "Hutchinson's HISTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY accurately recounted these events and contained sympathetic accounts of Puritanism; the Antinomian heresy of Hutchinson's ancestor, Anne Hutchinson; and Massachusetts opposition in the 1680s to the 'tyrannical disposition' of the royalist governor, Sir Edmund Andros, and his administration's 'harpies.' Hutchinson's HISTORY acknowledged the multiplicity of jostling interest groups in Massachusetts and the duty of government to protect the public interest from the demands of self-interested groups" - ANB. Hutchinson (1711-80), besides being a colonial historian, was governor of Massachusetts from 1771 to 1773 and a staunch Loyalist. He left Boston for London in late 1773, after he had helped cause the Boston Tea Party, and remained in exile in England until his death in 1780. The first two volumes of Hutchinson's work on the Massachusetts colony are complete unto themselves, but the third volume acts as a valuable appendix. Each volume is rare; rarer still to find both together. An important and early colonial history. HOWES H853. EVANS 9705, 10658, 11300. ESTC W20456, W20464, W31190. SABIN 34075, 34078, 34069.

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        Dell'origine di Cento e di sua Pieve, della estensione de? limiti e degl?interramenti delle valli circumpadane. Esame storico critico. a cui si ? aggiunta la storia di Cento in compendio.

      Bologna, dalla Volpe, 1769, in-4to, bella legatura piena perg. coeva, pp. XII-322. Marca tipogr. incisa in rame al front. Testat. inc. al Proemio con veduta della citt? di Cento. ed altre incis. xilogr. n.t. (antiche iscrizioni). Con una carta topografica in rame ripiegata al fine raffigurante il territorio compreso tra i ducati di Mantova e Modena e lo foci del Po. Bell'ex libris xil.

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        Patriotische Gedanken von dem wahren Nutzen des Vaterlandes. [Motto aus Vergil]. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

      verlegts Matthäus Rieger und Söhne, Augsburg und Leipzig 1769 - (4) Bll., 189, (1) S. [Angebunden:] CARACCIOLO, DOMENICO. Praktische Landökonomie der Alten. Nebst einem Entwurfe derselben zum Besten des gemeinen Wesens wieder aufzuhelfen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Augsburg, verlegts Matthäus Rieger und Söhne 1770. (12) Bll., 164 S., (1) Bll. Lederband d.Zt. auf vier Bünden mit Rückenschild. Leicht berieben, eine Oberkante mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bezug. Jeweils erste dt. Ausgabe (nicht bei Fromm; nicht bei Humpert; nicht bei Kress etc.). – Stockfleckig. Beide Schriften stammen NICHT von dem auf den Titeln unterstellten LOUIS-ANTOINE CARACCIOLI (1719 Paris 1803), Feind der Aufklärung und Vielschreiber im Interesse der katholischen Gegenaufklärung. Die deutschen Ausgaben (fast) aller seiner Schriften stammen aus der „Übersetzungsfabrik“ Riegers in Augsburg, dem Zentrum der gegenaufklärerischen katholischen Propaganda. Beide Werke haben wohl wegen dieser Fehlattribution die Aufmerksamkeit der aufgeklärten Zeitgenossen in Deutschland wie auch der Forschung bis heute nicht gefunden. Zu 1) Sehr seltene Übersetzung des zuerst 1764 in drei Drucken gleichzeitig erschienenen Werk „Des véritables intérêts de la patrie“ eines für mich nicht weiter identifizierbaren Chevalier DE FORGE oder FORGES. In seinem Aufsatz „Noblesse et èconomie morale. Le Comte de Forges“ (S.23ff. in: Christine Le Bozec u.a. Pour la Revolution francaise . Rouen 1998) stellt Daniel Roche „une certaine confusion avec un chevalier de Forges“ (S.23) fest. Er hält ihn für einen Edelmann aus der Provinz Berry in Zentralfrankreich, seine Schrift für eine Reaktion von konservativ reformerischer Seite auf ROUSSEAUs Kritik am verschwenderischen Luxus der französischen Gesellschaft. Zu 2) DOMENICO CARACCIOLO (Neapel 1715 – 1789 ?) wurde 1763 Botschafter des Königs von Neapel in London, kam dann nach Paris, 1770 ebenfalls zum Botschafter ernannt. Hier stand er in Kontakt zu D’ALEMBERT, HELVÉTIUS, DIDEROT, GALIANI. Sein Traktat, im frz. Original L’Agriculture simplifiée selon les règles des anciens (Paris 1769), ist Ausdruck der Bedeutung, die die Enzyklopädisten einer modernen Landwirtschaft als Grundlage eines aufgeklärten Staats beimaßen. In der Vorrede spricht CARACCIOLO von der Notwendigkeit, den „Feldbau“ auf eine wissenschaftliche Grundlage zu stellen. Am Schluss entwirft er ein quasi utopisches Bild einer Gesellschaft, die auf Ordnung und Effizienz basiert. Die Ideen der Enzyklopädisten suchte er in die Praxis umzusetzen, als er 1781 das Vizekönigtum Sizilien übernahm. Einige dieser Reformen sind bereits in der vorliegenden Schrift angedeutet. 1786 endete seine Regentschaft. 1805 erschien postum seine Schrift Riflessioni sull’economia a l’estrazione de’frumenti della Sicilia, in der er über seine Erfahrungen bei der Umsetzung der Reformen berichtet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Law of a Justice of Peace and Parish Officer: Containing All the Acts of Parliament . . . and the Cases determined on those Acts in the Court of King's Bench [with] The Precedents and Supplement to the Law of a Justice of Peace. Four Volumes [complete]

      London: Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan [etc.], 1769-70. Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, ex-Gainsborough Sessions, a clean, well-margined set; the Taussig copy Only edition of a vast and uncommon work, of particular value in setting forth applicable statutes at length, together with the views and rulings of Lord Mansfield during the first decade and more of his early years as Chief Justice of King's Bench

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        Elementa physicae. Tomus I (-VIII).

      Naples, Donato Campi, 1767-1769. - 8vo. 8 vols. With engraved frontispiece and a total of 130 folding plates (several in the 6th volume loose). Contemp. marbled boards with giltstamped spine labels. All edges sprinkled in red. Final, most extensive edition of this compendium of 18th century science, compiled by the naturalist Gianmaria della Torre (1710-82), a Somascan Father and professor of physics in Naples. The first two volumes treat general physics, the others are dedicated to special fields, including thermometry, geophysics and minerals, metals, magnetism, earthquakes and volcanism, electricity, hydrophysics with rivers and ice, hydraulics as well as navigation; botany, animal life, the human body, anatomy; atmospheric phenomena and the perception of sound, light, colours, optics, etc. Of particular interest are the numerous engraved illustrations, showing not only instruments and experiments, but also maps of the Old and New World (Europe, Africa, Asia, America), the Torne River on Finland's Arctic Circle, the English Channel, crystals, volcanoes (with several views of Vesuvius and its latest eruptions), pumps and pumping stations, diving bells, etc. "Della Torre was a man of wide culture and of wide scientific curiosity. His studies led him into the history of philosophy, optics, and microscopy [.]; in addition, he observed and recorded eruptions of Vesuvius [. His] most important work, however, was as an encyclopedist. His two-volume work, 'Scienza della natura' (Naples, 1748-1749; [.] a considerably enlarged Neapolitan edition appeared in 1767-1780 as 'Elementa physicae'), anticipated the more famous 'Encyclopédie' the publication of which began in 1751. [. Della Torre's 'Elementa'] presents a complete and ordered picture of the state of scientific knowledge in its time. Although Della Torre's work is almost forgotten today, he was strongly influential in establishing the scientific climate of 18th-century Italy" (DSB). - Bindings rubbed and bumped; variously brownstained and waterstained; a few plates loose; unappealing old collector's stamps to title pages. Almost never encountered complete (as thus): no copy in auction records internationally; even libraries rarely hold more than four or six volumes, while the eighth and last volume is almost never present (nine-volume sets - such as those in the libraries of Benevento and Veroli - collect all the illustrations into a single volume of plates). DSB IV, 26. Poggendorff II, 1118 ("9 vols."). OCLC 883699282. Cf. Engelmann (Bibl. hist.-nat.) 198 (first ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Physicalische und politische Betrachtungen über die Erzeugung des Menschen und Bevölkerung der Länder

      Smirna, in der neuen Buchdruckerei mit Genehmigung des Bassa (d.i. Breslau, Korn) 1769 - Ein Band in 8vo; 152 Seiten; grüner Pappband von ca. 1920 mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, gering berieben, der vordere Vorsatz beidseitig mit Anmerkungen von alter Hand, gering gebräunt, innen sonst sauber und frisch, ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe, sehr selten. Justi verfasste diese Schrift wohl während seiner Haft auf der Festung Küstrin. Auch Justi ist der Auffassung, dass der Reichtum des Staates in seiner arbeitenden Bevölkerung besteht. Folglich ist das kameralistische Ziel der Reichtums- und Machtentfaltung des Staates gegenüber anderen nur durch eine ausgeprägte Populationspolitik zu erreichen. Dabei kommt er zu Vorschlägen, deren technokratische Rationalität an Huxley’s Brave New World erinnern lassen. So scheut er sich nicht, die Einrichtung von Frauenhäusern zu empfehlen, in denen Männer Kinder zeugen, die dann unter staatlicher Obhut zweckgerichtet aufgezogen werden. Kress S 2388, Menger Sp. 39 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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