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        Traité de la fabrique des manoeuvres pour les vaisseaux, ou L'ART DE LA CORDERIE perfectionné. Seconde édition, dans laquelle on a ajouté ce qui regarde les cordages gaudronnés.

      Desaint 1769 - Paris, chez Desaint, libraire rue du Foin, M.DCC.LXIX. (1769), "avec approbation du Roi". Traité de la fabrique des manœuvres pour les vaisseaux, ou L'ART DE LA CORDERIE perfectionné. Seconde édition, dans laquelle on a ajouté ce qui regarde les cordages gaudronnés. Par M. DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, de l'Académie Royale des sciences ; de la Société Royale de Londres des Académies de Petersbourg, de Palerme, et de l'Institut de Bologne ; Honoraire de la Société d'Edimbourg, et de l'Académie de Marine ; Inspecteur général de la Marine. Un volume in-4 (27x20 cm) de : XVI pages (table des chapitres), + XXXVI pages (préface), + 572 pages + Extrait des registres de l'Académie royale du 25 février 1769 (2 pages non numérotées) ; illustré de 13 PLANCHES DEPLIANTES et de VIGNETTES (gravures) dans le texte en tête des chapitres, lettrines. Reliure d'époque plein veau marron, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de titre rouge. Notre exemplaire comporte des plats avec double filets dorés très fins, encadrant un blason également doré et gravé de la devise de l'ordre de la Jarretière "Honi soit qui mal y pense" (cf photo). Le dos de la reliure est cassé en son centre sans altérer la solidité de l'ouvrage, le mors supérieur est très légèrement fendu ; petit manque sur la tranche inférieure, de très rares et infimes rousseurs et salissures ; légères mouillures sur les deux premiers plats intérieurs sans gravité ; Les planches et l'intérieur sont très frais, l'ensemble est bien conservé. Cette seconde édition comporte une première partie correspondant à l'art de la corderie avec ses 7 planches dépliantes tel qu'édité en 1747 et une nouvelle partie sur les cordages gaudronnés avec 6 nouvelles planches. L'ouvrage est rare et remarquable, particulièrement facile et passionnant à lire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Veduta di S. Pier d'Arena (ripetuto in francese)

      Genova 1769 - Incisione in rame, mm 510x1490, firmata in basso "Gius. Riviera del.", "Giolfi inv." e "Guid f.". Lunga bellissima veduta della città, una fra le più celebri e ricercate dai collezionisti, facente parte di Raccolta di diverse vedute della città di Genova e delle principali sue parti e fabbriche. Nato nel 1721 Giolfi pubblicò nel 1769, dedicandola a Giuseppe Doria e a suo padre Giovanni Francesco morto prematuramente, la sua opera più nota: Raccolta di diverse vedute della città di Genova e delle principali sue parti e fabbriche, composta da venti acqueforti eseguite in collaborazione con i toscani Giuseppe Torricelli per la stesura preparatoria, Gian Lorenzo Guidotti (autore di alcune tavole per la seconda edizione dell'Encyclopédie) per l'incisione, oltre a Giuseppe Riviera per l'esecuzione dei disegni delle due tavole di San Pier d'Arena e della Villa Doria a Fassolo e ai Chiesa Tessera, autori di quattro lastre. Il G. scelse e diresse i collaboratori limitandone talvolta l'invenzione e il disegno (Poleggi, 1986, pp. 17 s.). Oggi si conosce una sola copia rilegata dell'intera raccolta di stampe. Nella Veduta di San Pier d'Arena la qualità del disegno rivela la presenza di Giuseppe Riviera, mentre la Veduta di Genova dalla parte di Bisagno offre una particolare impaginazione paesistica ad anfiteatro della città, una schematizzazione che individua le linee portanti di una zona periferica dove l'abbraccio delle colline è interrotto dalle grandi opere difensive. Ottimo esemplare con qualche strappo marginale e due lunghi strappi nell'incisione a sinistra, tutto restaurato professionalmente

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        [WK 61-66; op. 8]. Six Quartettos for two Violins, a Tenor, and Violoncello Obligati. Most humbly Dedicated To His Majesty... Opera VIII. [Parts]

      London: The Author; R. Bremner. [1769]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: [1] (publisher's catalogue), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-16 pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: 1f. (title), 2, [i] (blank), 3-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. The quartets are in F major, B-flat major, E-flat major, D major, A major, and F major respectively. "No. 1" in ink to upper left corner of all titles. Browned; some leaves, including titles, slightly foxed and soiled; occasional small stains; second leaf of Violoncello part misbound; title Violino primo part lacking. . First Edition, probable first issue (later issues list only Bremner as publisher). RISM A89. BUC p. 2. A composer and bass player, "during the 1758–9 season Abel went to London, the city where he was to spend most of his remaining years... The association with J.C. Bach began late in 1763... and led to the establishment of the Bach-Abel concert series... Abel’s... symphonies, concertos, quartets... trios... and keyboard sonatas designed for the amateur were published from 1765 by Robert Bremner, who thereafter issued the first editions of almost all Abel’s works and reissued those that had been printed before that date." Walter Knape et al in Grove Music Online.

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        Logic Made Familiar and Easy: To which is added a compendious system of metaphysics or ontology. Being the Fifth volume of the Circle of the Sciences, &c. Published by the King's Authority. The Third Edition corrected. [with] Rhetoric Made familiar and easy to Young Gentlemen and Ladies, and Illustrated with several beautiful Orations from Demosthenes, Cicero, Sallust, Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, &c. Being the Third volume of the Circle of the Sciences, &c. Published by the King's Authority. The Third edition.

      2 vols. London: Newbery and Carnan, 1769. 2 vols., 16mo, xl, 264; 286, (2, ads)pp. Original quarter green vellum over black coated boards with paper label to spine. Slight wear and rubbing to extremities; else very good, clean copies. Roscoe J66(3) and J69 (4). Two from the seven volume series which was an early attempt to introduce children to logic, philosophy, mathematics etc. All the early editions are scarce. Oliver Goldsmith has been named as a possible contributor to the series.

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        EMPIRE DE LA CHINE.

      Paris 1769, n.p. Copper engraved map, very good,hand-colored. sheet size ca. 16 x 20.5, map size: 20 x 18 cm., from "Atlas. Portraif," very good, clean, miles/leagues, no folds. RARE. A lovely map showing all of China, from the North: Tartarie, Chinoise, all provinces in different colors. Also shows Thibet, and the Gobi Desert and that extreme Western part of China where non-Han people dwelled. A very good view of Roy de Coree, Formose, Ocean Oriental, down to I.de Hainan, with a brief look at the Royaume de Tong-King, Pegu and Ava. The The cartouche reads: "Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy fils de Mr. Robert Geog. ord du Roi avec Privilege 1769." A very good example of an early etched map, nice period hand-color, Also shows some small islands: I. de Pon-ku ou des Pecheurs and Ides Rois off of Formosa. Matted, ready for display, nicely done, clean. A color scan can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: Or, A Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases Employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship..

      London: T. Cadell, 1769. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Unpaginated quarto (400+ pp) with 12 folding plates. A lovely, fresh copy in original paper covered boards, spine skillfully re-covered, author's presentation inscription ("From the Author") on the front free endpaper, contemporary manuscript translations of some of the entries (10 handwritten pages) into French laid in. Housed in a custom half-leather slipcase and cloth chemise. " A work of extraordinary care and scientific thoroughness...the standard nautical dictionary until the end of sail" (DNB). Falconer, who was also well known for his autobiographical poem The Shipwreck (1762), was lost at sea shortly after the publication of this work.

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        Nieder-Sächsisches Koch-Buch, oder Sieben hundert und zehn Anweisungs-Regeln wornach alle und jede, sowol kostbare, als ordinaire Speisen präpariret, auch einige Garten-Früchte getrocknet und eingemachet werden können, nebst 52 Regeln von den nöthigsten Confituren. Für die Liebhaber mit aller Aufrichtigkeit verfertigt

      Altona und Lübeck: bey David Iversen, königlich priviligierter Buchhändler, 1769 - Niedersächsisches Kochbuch. 7., verbesserte Auflage. Mit einem gestochenen Frontispiz. Ganzledereinband der Zeit (17,5 x 10,5 cm) mit fünf Bünden, 557 Seiten. Einband berieben, Kanten zum Teil beschabt. Innen in altersgemäß guter und sauberer Erhaltung. Regal-HH-pw47413

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        Voyage d'un François en Italie, fait dans les années 1765 et 1766]. Atlas seul.

      [P., Desaint, 1769]. - In-4 reliure de l'époque demi-veau havane, dos à 5 nerfs, caissons ornés, titre doré, tranches rouges, sans page de titre, 36 planches gravées sur cuivre, la plupart double, une dépliante. Coiffe de tête restaurée, petit cachet angulaire aux 2 premières pl., bonne condition. Bel exemplaire de ce superbe atlas destiné à illustrer le Voyage en Italie de l'astronome Jérôme de La Lande, dont la relation est parue en 8 vol. in-12. Exemplaire bien complet, collationné sur celui de la BnF (K-1709, NUMM-106353). Il est plus facile de trouver les volumes de texte que cet atlas principalement composé de plans de villes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rime degli accademici industriosi di Ganci coll'orazione funerale del Barone Francesco Benedetto Bongiorno protettore di essa Accademia

      nella Stamperia de SS. Apostoli in Piazza Bologni per D. Gaetano Maria Bentivenga, In Palermo 1769 - Piccole mancanze alla copertina, frontespizio rinforzato e con vecchia nota, qualche brunitura, piccole mancanze al margine alto dell\'ultima carta Marca tipografica xilografata al frontespizio con iscrizione Academia Enguina" e motto "Ex pondere motus". testatine, finalini incisi. Raro" 466 con incisione raffigurante il Barone Bongiorno p. in-8

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

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

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        Examen chymique de différentes substances minérales ; Esais sur le vin, les pierres, les bézoards, & d'autres parties d'hiftoire naturelle & de chymie ; traduction d'une lettre de Monfieur Lehmann, fur la mine de plomb rouge

      1769 - XII, 251pp., (5) Paris, Lormel, 1769, in-12, XII, 251pp, (5), plein-veau raciné de l'époque, dos orné, tranche dorée. (dos abîmé), Première édition. Ouvrage rare. Balthazar-Georges Sage (1740-1824), chimiste et minéralogiste parisien, membre de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris. Professeur de minéralogie expérimentale en 1778 à la Monnaie, on lui doit la fondation de la première École des Mines en 1783. Il connut une certaine célébrité due surtout à ses travaux de chimie minérale, notamment par sa contribution à l'étude et à la mise en place de nouvelles méthodes de préparation du bleu de Prusse. Il présente ses travaux en 1766 à l'Académie, avec des observations judicieuses sur les cristaux d'un sel cuivreux qu'il venait d'étudier. Sage se penche également sur certains phénomènes chimiques particuliers, telles la décomposition de l'or fulminant, les transformations de certains sels du phosphore et celles de quelques minerais de plomb. Adepte fervent de la théorie de phlogistique, dont il compta en France parmi les derniers tenants inconditionnels (jusqu'à sa mort), Sage demeura parmi les émules de son grand maître à penser, G.-F. Rouelle (1703-1770), qui refusèrent de suivre le tournant pris par la science chimique à la fin du xviip siècle. Aussi Sage connut-il en fin de carrière le même sort que la nouvelle chimie réserva à ses confrères chimistes-analystes et apothicaires de renom, Antoine Baume (1728-1804) et Jacques-François Demachy (1728-1803), qui ne surent s'adapter aux nouvelles découvertes. Dans ce recueil très riche, son premier ouvrage, Sage publie le compte rendu de ses recherches qu'il a présenté à l'Académie les années précédentes. On y trouve ses observations et analyses chimiques sur les sels, les extractions minières, les calculs des hommes et les bézoards des animaux ; ainsi qu'une dissertation sur les différentes manières d'essayer le vin et les moyens de reconnaître celui qui a été falsifié. S'en suivent le compte rendu de ses recherches sur le plomb comprenant une lettre de l'auteur à M. de Buffon et la traduction d'une lettre de M. Jean Gottlob elle-aussi destinée à de Buffon. "Sage's dubious qualifications as a chemist were soon evident. In his Examen chymique and his more successful Elemens de minéralogie docimastique (1772), Sage had claimed that a white lead ore found at the famous mine of Poullaouen in Brittany was a compound of lead and marine acid (hydrochloric acid), even asserting in the latter book the ore contained twenty percent by weight of marine acide. Late in 1772 a master apothecary of Paris, one Laborie, reported to the Academy of sciences an analysis of this ore which controverted Sage's results : accordingly, a commitee composed of the other chemists in the Academy carried out experiments in Baumé's laboratory to decide between the contestants. They concluded unanimously that the ore contained no trace of marine acid. It is perhaps significant that while both laborie and Sage were invited to observe the experiments, only Laborie accepted the invitation." (DSB, P63-64) Intérieur propre. Ferguson (II, p312-313), Duveen (p523), Cole (p474-478) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Veduta della città di Genova dalla parte di Bisagno (ripetuto in francese)

      Genova 1769 - Incisione in rame, mm 515x1500, firmata in basso "Torric del.", "Giolfi inv." e "Guid f.". Lunga bellissima veduta della città, una fra le più celebri e ricercate dai collezionisti, facente parte di Raccolta di diverse vedute della città di Genova e delle principali sue parti e fabbriche. Nato nel 1721 Giolfi pubblicò nel 1769, dedicandola a Giuseppe Doria e a suo padre Giovanni Francesco morto prematuramente, la sua opera più nota: Raccolta di diverse vedute della città di Genova e delle principali sue parti e fabbriche, composta da venti acqueforti eseguite in collaborazione con i toscani Giuseppe Torricelli per la stesura preparatoria, Gian Lorenzo Guidotti (autore di alcune tavole per la seconda edizione dell'Encyclopédie) per l'incisione, oltre a Giuseppe Riviera per l'esecuzione dei disegni delle due tavole di San Pier d'Arena e della Villa Doria a Fassolo e ai Chiesa Tessera, autori di quattro lastre. Il G. scelse e diresse i collaboratori limitandone talvolta l'invenzione e il disegno (Poleggi, 1986, pp. 17 s.). Oggi si conosce una sola copia rilegata dell'intera raccolta di stampe. Nella Veduta di San Pier d'Arena la qualità del disegno rivela la presenza di Giuseppe Riviera, mentre la Veduta di Genova dalla parte di Bisagno offre una particolare impaginazione paesistica ad anfiteatro della città, una schematizzazione che individua le linee portanti di una zona periferica dove l'abbraccio delle colline è interrotto dalle grandi opere difensive. Ottimo esemplare con qualche strappo marginale restaurato

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        RELATION HISTORIQUE DE L'EXPEDITION, CONTRE LES INDIENS DE L'OHIO EN MDCCLXIV. COMMANDEE PAR LE CHEVALIER HENRY BOUQUET...CONTENANT SES TRANSACTIONS AVEC LES INDIENS, RELATIVEMENT A LA DELIVRANCE DES PRISONNIERS

      Amsterdam, 1769. Full tree calf, gilt spine extra, ruled in gilt on boards. Minor wear to edges and joints. Overall, an unusually bright copy, with clean maps and plates, very good. This is the French translation, after the first edition printed in Philadelphia in 1765, and includes a biography of Bouquet (Smith prepared the book from Boquet's notes). Bouquet's expedition to relieve Ft. Pitt showed British strength in the Ohio country in the wake of the close of the French and Indian War and brought an end to the Pontiac War. The Indians were soundly defeated at the battle of Bushy-Run and treated for peace, releasing captives taken in the previous years. Smith describes the campaign, gives an account of the country, tells of Indian warfare and how to fight against them. "A translation of Smith's 'Historical Account,' taken from the London, 1766 edition....The maps and plates are re-engraved from the London edition of 1766, the two parts of the map appearing separately....The preface includes a biographical sketch of Bouquet by Dumas" - Sabin. "Originally ascribed to Thomas Hutchins, who accompanied this expedition and executed the two plans; but that the book was prepared by Smith, from Bouquet's notes, has been established. This campaign gave Pontiac's conspiracy its death-blow" - Howes.

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        RELATION HISTORIQUE DE L'EXPEDITION, CONTRE LES INDIENS DE L'OHIO EN MDCCLXIV. COMMANDEE PAR LE CHEVALIER HENRY BOUQUET.CONTENANT SES TRANSACTIONS AVEC LES INDIENS, RELATIVEMENT A LA DELIVRANCE DES PRISONNIERS.

      Amsterdam. 1769. - xvi,147,[1, list of plates],[10]pp. plus two folding maps and four plates (two of which are folding). Full tree calf, gilt spine extra, ruled in gilt on boards. Minor wear to edges and joints. Overall, an unusually bright copy, with clean maps and plates, very good. This is the French translation, after the first edition printed in Philadelphia in 1765, and includes a biography of Bouquet (Smith prepared the book from Boquet's notes). Bouquet's expedition to relieve Ft. Pitt showed British strength in the Ohio country in the wake of the close of the French and Indian War and brought an end to the Pontiac War. The Indians were soundly defeated at the battle of Bushy-Run and treated for peace, releasing captives taken in the previous years. Smith describes the campaign, gives an account of the country, tells of Indian warfare and how to fight against them. "A translation of Smith's 'Historical Account,' taken from the London, 1766 edition. The maps and plates are re-engraved from the London edition of 1766, the two parts of the map appearing separately. The preface includes a biographical sketch of Bouquet by Dumas" (Sabin). "Originally ascribed to Thomas Hutchins, who accompanied this expedition and executed the two plans; but that the book was prepared by Smith, from Bouquet's notes, has been established. This campaign gave Pontiac's conspiracy its death-blow" (Howes). EVANS 10167. SABIN 84647. HOWES S693.

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        LETTERS TO THE MINISTRY, FROM GOVERNOR BERNARD, GENERAL GAGE, AND COMMODORE HOOD, AND ALSO, MEMORIALS TO THE LORDS OF THE TREASURY, FROM THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CUSTOMS. WITH SUNDRY LETTERS AND PAPERS ANNEXED TO THE SAID MEMORIALS

      Boston, 1769. Original gathered sheets, untrimmed and stitched as issued. Light staining to titlepage, slight age-toning to text. Very good. In a folding cloth clamshell box, stamped in gilt. An important tract on the causes of the American Revolution. This pamphlet was one of the first major "leaks" in American history. Bernard was governor of Massachusetts during the Stamp Act Crisis and was not well liked by the colonists. He was replaced as governor by Thomas Hutchinson in 1769, after being burned in effigy. He had made his feelings clear to various officials in London, while expressing strong views on how to stamp out dissent in Boston. Copies of the papers were obtained by parties (still unknown), who published them. Wikileaks had nothing on this; a firestorm of protests followed, and the resulting ill-feeling only added to the growing anger of the colonials. "On the turbulent state of affairs in Boston resulting from the Stamp Act" - Howes.

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        "Arithmetic fairly laid open: or, the trader's sure guide. Containing all those rules of arithmetic which commonly go under that title, performed both by whole numbers and decimals ... The second edition, with additions. By John Gore, accomptant, in Manchester ... "

      Liverpool: William Nevett & Co.. 1769. "8vo, pp. 725, [7]; includes a 5-page list of subscribers at the back; tables, equations, calculations throughout; contemporary full mottled calf. red morocco label on spine, sprinkled edges; upper joint cracked, but hardly separating; a very good, sound copy. Six copies in OCLC, only Michigan and American University in the U.S. ESTC adds Liverpool Central Libraries."

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        Herrn Belidors Vermischte Werke Über Die Befestigungskunst Und Artillerie Worinnen Insonderheit Eine Ganz Neue Theorie Von Den Minen

      Verlag Der Fürstl. Waisenhaus Buchhandlung, Braunschweig 1769 - Noch Titel:" und die Lehre vom Globe de compression enthaltend sind, in deutscher Sprache herausgegeben und mit Anmerkungen, nebst einer angehängten Fortifications- und Artilleriebibliothek, auch nöthigen Kupferplatten versehen durch David Andreas Schneller." ORIGINALAUSGABE! ERSTE DEUTSCHE AUSGABE! Neu vom Buchbinder angefertigter papp-bezogener Karton-Einband , montiertes Rückenschildchen, tadellos. Titelblatt mit Wappen, kleine diskrete Namenseintragung von sehr alter Hand, 403 paginierte Seiten mit hübschen Titel-/Endvignetten. Papier stockfleckenfrei. Aus dem Inhalt: Leben des Herrn Belidors, Betrachtungen über die Befestigungskunst, von der Länge der Kanonen, von den Minen und Gegenminen, neue Theorie von dem Schießpulver, von dem Bombenwerfen, Anhang des Uebersetzers von einer Fortifications- und Artilleriebibliothek, weiterhin 7 Falttafeln, unverletzt. Eine Rarität in sehr gutem Zustand. +++ Bernard Forest de Bélidor (geb. 1697 oder 1698)in Katalonien, gest.1761 in Paris) französischer Militär-Ingenieur und -Architekt. Er gilt als der Begründer des Minenkriegs.(Aus Wikipedia). +++ 13 x 20 cm, 0,51 kg. +++ Stichwörter: Militaria Ingenieurwissenschaft Ballistik Festungsbau Rarität Rara [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A New System of Midwifery, in Four Parts; Founded on Practical Observations: The Whole Illustrated with Copper Plates

      London: D. Wilson and G. Nicol, Opposite York-Buildings in the Strand. Cover worn and detached. Several loose pages at prelims and end otherwise contents firm. One plate with short split at fold. Some light scattered foxing. Plates bright. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Physicians. 1769. First Edition. Contemporary calf. 290mm x 230mm (11" x 9"). 440pp. 10 folding engraved copper plates. .

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        Le manoeuvrier, ou essai sur la théorie et la pratique des mouvements du navire et des évolutions navales.

      A Paris, chez Desaint, libraire, rue du Foin 1769 - In-8 (13 x 21 cm.), relié plein veau, filets, fleurons et pièce de titre dorés au dos, 406 pages, tranches tachetées de rouge, ex-libris sous la forme d'un cachet de cire rouge portant les armes d'un officier de marine (un amiral probablement non identifié), complet des 8 planches dépliantes, reliure d'époque, bandeaux et culs-de-lampes, signet ; quelques traces d'usure et épidermures aux plats, dos plissé, coiffe inférieure, mors et bords très légèrement frottés, coins et coiffe supérieure très lègrement usés, intérieur frais, bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes philosophiques et moraux

      Chez Delalain 1769 - - Chez Delalain, A Londreset se trouve àParis 1769, In-12 (9,5x17cm), xx, 300pp. et (4) 307pp. et (4) 334pp., 3 tomes en 3 volumes reliés. - Nouvelle édition, après la première parue en 1766, augmentée d'un troisième volume qui paraît ici pour la première fois. Reliures en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge. Un coin émoussé. Frottements. Bel exemplaire. Pendant de nombreuses années La Dixmerie alimentera le Mercure de ses contes presque gratuitement après le départ de Marmontel, et la plupart des 24 titres dans le recueil y ont paru. Ils appartiennent à tous les genres du conte, merveilleux, orientaux, moralistes et historiques. L'auteur s'explique dans la préface sur l'emploi de l'épithète "philosophique" ajouté à ses contes, en se moquant de ce terme appliqué à l'époque à tout et n'importe quoi, et qu'il a utilisé parce qu'il était à la mode et que tous ses contes peuvent être prétexte à moraliser. On y distingue un talent pour la légèreté et la satire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition bindings en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. spine lisse orné. Pièces de titres et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge. Un coin émoussé. Frottements. Bel exemplaire. xx, 300pp. et (4) 307pp. et (4) 334pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COPIES OF LETTERS FROM GOVERNOR BERNARD, &c. TO THE EARL OF HILLSBOROUGH [caption title]

      [Boston, 1769. Quarto. Stitched as issued. Some light wear and soiling; old institutional ink stamp of the American Antiquarian Society, releasing it as a duplicate in 1921, on the first page. Very good. Untrimmed and unopened. In a half roan and cloth folder. These letters were written by Massachusetts colonial governor Francis Bernard to Lord Hillsborough, Secretary of State for the Colonies, complaining about the state of affairs in Massachusetts and about various colonists. Bernard, who was governor in the 1760s, writes primarily about the quartering of troops in Boston, which was much opposed by the citizens and the Council. There is also a letter from Gen. Thomas Gage. The correspondence was leaked by parties still unknown, and its publication raised a firestorm of criticism which led to Bernard's resignation. Bernard was replaced as governor by Thomas Hutchinson in 1769, after being burned in effigy. The letters arrived back in Boston in April 1769. Three editions - one a four-page folio edition, the present sixteen-page octavo edition, and a twenty-eight-page edition evidently issued to accompany the publication of further letters - were issued surreptitiously before their official publication by the order of the House of Representatives. Adams supposes that Edes & Gill, the official printers, may have issued the first two before the official publication, shortly after their arrival in Boston. This is the octavo version. ESTC locates ten copies.

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        Histoire générale de l'Amérique depuis sa découverte. Qui comprend l'histoire naturelle, ecclésiastique, militaire, morale et civile des contrées de cette partie du monde

      1769 - 14 volumes de I. (4), CII, Paris, Hérissant fils et Delalain, 1769-1770, in-12, 14 volumes de I. (4), CII, 414 pages ; II. (4), 410 pages ; III. (4), 471, (1) ; IV. (4), 376, (2) pages ; V. (4), 320 pages ; VI. (4), 375, (1) ; VII. (4), CIII-CXVIII, 413, (1) pages ; VIII. (4), 276, (6) pages ; IX. (4), 482, (2) pages ; X. (4), 454 p, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné et portant une pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, tranches cirées, signet (restauration des mors et coiffes), Seconde impression des 8 premiers volumes et édition originale des 6 derniers. Comme nous l'apprend le libraire dans un avertissement élogieux (qui se trouve, par inadvertance, dans notre exemplaire, au début du tome septième), le père révérend Touron avait tout d'abord projeté de ne construire son Histoire qu'en quatre parties (autour respectivement des localités géographiques de Saint-Domingue, du Mexique, de la Nouvelle-Espagne et de l'Empire du Pérou). Ainsi, quatre parties en 8 volumes furent publiées, en 1768. La suite fut imprimée entre 1769 et 1770. Finalement, l’œuvre se compose de 6 parties, la quatrième étant une étude générale sur la Chrétienté au sein des peuples de l'Amérique, la cinquième l’histoire du Pérou et la sixième, celui du nouveau Royaume de Grenade. Plus qu'une histoire générale de l'Amérique, Touron eut pour projet principal de relater l'établissement et la propagation du christianisme en Amérique, en suivant pour cela les récits des Missionnaires espagnols qui accompagnèrent Christophe Colomb et les premiers conquistadors dans leurs découvertes. A cette histoire se voit donc attacher une valeur essentiellement illustrative et apologétique : "Le lecteur chrétien trouvera partout de quoi admirer les voies secrètes de la providence, la vertu et la force de la parole de Dieu dans la bouche des Ministres, que sa grâce avait formés pour cette œuvre. On verra, non sans étonnement, dans le seizième siècle, ce qu'on avait vu dans les beaux commencemens du Christianisme, la manifestation du Seigneur : jugement de justice et de miséricorde ; je veux dire la substitution d'un peuple à un peuple." Ensemble peu courant [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les économiques par L.D.H. [L'ami Des Hommes]

      1769 - deux parties en un volume A Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, chez Lacombe, 1769, , deux parties en un volume in-12, VIII-XVI-366 (i.e. 310, les pages 305 à 310 étant numérotées 361 à 366), un feuillet blanc ; [4]-387 pages, basane havane de l'époque, Édition définitive, parue la même année que l'édition originale in-4 ; sans les parties 3 et 4 qui parurent en 1771. La réunion des 4 volumes est très rare et la plupart des exemplaires ne referment que les deux premiers volumes. Rare et important ouvrage économique du physiocrate Victor Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, auteur avec François Quesnay de L’Ami des Hommes (1756) : ce dernier a pris part à la révision des Économiques, comme à la plupart des textes publiés par Mirabeau. Le texte est conçu comme un dialogue entre L'ami Des Hommes et Antoine, enfant de 15 ans, et s'adresse à l'instruction de la classe productive et de la classe des propriétaires ; il s'inspire du Dialogues sur le commerce des blés de Galiani. Reliure restaurée. Quérard VI, p. 154. Tchémerzine IV, p. 754, b. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Römisch-Kaiserlich- in Germanien, zu Hungarn, und Böheim Königlich-Apostolischen Majestät, Erzherzogin zu Oesterreich erneuertes Wechsel-Patent, die Wechsel-Ordnung für die Königlich-Böheimische, Nieder- und Innerösterreichische Erbländer in sich begreifend; Dann auch Wechsel-Gerichts-Ordnung erster, anderter, und letzter Instanz, nach welcher es in dem Erzherzogtum Oesterreich unter- und ob der Enns gehalten werden solle.

      Kaiserl. Königl. priveligierten Buchdruckerey bey den Widmanstätterischen Erben, Grätz 1769 - Nachdruck der Ausgabe Wien, Johann Thomas Trattnern, 1763. 4°, ca. 31 x 19,5 cm, 68 S., blind- und goldgeprägter Originalhalbleinenband. Titelblatt mit Wasserzeichen. L. S. Rudolphus Comes Chotek, Johann Christoph Freyherr von Bartenstein. Ad Mandatum Sac. Caes. Tobias Philipp von Gebler. Lang: deutsch 1100 g. Buchdeckel gewölbt, Kanten und Ecken bestoßen, Rückendeckel, Vorsatz und Titel etwas fleckig.

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        Lettre autographe signée - 1839 (à Sir Harris Nicholas)

      - Hudson Lowe (1769-1844). Général britannique, geôlier de Napoléon à Sainte-Hélène. Lettre autographe signée en anglais, (Londres), 14 janvier 1839, à Sir Nicholas Harris Nicholas, 1 page in-8. Hudson Lowe répond favorablement à une invitation. Rare. « Cher Monsieur, j’aurais grand plaisir à accepter l’aimable invitation que Lady Nicholas et vous-même m’avez envoyée pour mardi prochain et mon fils viendra également. Hudson Lowe ». Sir Nicholas Harris était un ami proche de Hudson Lowe. A la mort de ce dernier, Il récupéra une partie de ses archives personnelles. Il écrira en 1848 un livre ayant pour sujet les relations entre le comte de Montholon et Hudson Lowe.

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        EL REY. POR QUANTO EN TRES DE OCTUBRE DE ESTE ANO TUVE POR BIEN MANDAR EXPEDIR PARA ESTOS REYNOS DE ESPANA LA REAL CEDULA DEL TENOR SIGUIENTE...SABED QUE CON MOTIVO DE HAVERSE ESPARCIDO EN LA CIUDAD DE BARCELONA CRECIDO NUMERO DE EXEMPLARES DE UNA ESTAMPA SATÍRICA

      [Madrid], 1769. Gathered signatures, stitched. Minor worming. Very good. A royal decree attempting to suppress satirical publications of the Jesuit order, mentioning "San Ignacio de Loyola," the founder of the Jesuits more than two centuries earlier. Issued after the suppression of the order, this is specifically aimed at illicit works printed and circulated in Barcelona. The document is stamp-signed by King Charles III, and secretarially docketed.

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        Christophorus Jacobus Trew

      [Nuremberg], 1769. Mezzotint, on laid paper. Some light marginal spotting and surface soiling. An important mezzotint portrait by and after Johann Jakob Haid, of the author of one of the greatest of all botanical books. Johann Jakob Haid came from a German family of artists and printmakers. Haid worked initially with the animal painter Johann Elias Ridinger, but he soon went on to found a well-known publishing house in Augsburg. This portrait is from a series which pictured all those most closely involved in the publication of Trew's Plantae Selectae , and was originally bound into that great botanical work. Dr. Trew (1695-1769) was a Nuremberg physician, scholar, botanist and collector whose greatest contribution to the worlds of art and botany was his patronage of Georg Ehret and publication of Plantae Selectae and Hortus Nitidissimus. All of Plantae Selectae and much of Hortus ... are engravings after drawings by Ehret.

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        Lettres cabalistiques, ou correspondance philosophique, historique et critique, entre deux Cabalistes, divers Esprits élémentaires, & le Seigneur Astaroth. 7 Bände.

      Den Haag, Paupie, 1769-70 - Graesse I, 193. 12°. Leder der Zeit mit Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. - Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d’Argens (1703 – 1771), frz. Schriftsteller und Philosoph, dessen Werk im 18. Jh. große Beachtung fand, verbrachte nahezu 27 Jahre seines Lebens am Hofe Friedrichs des Großen, wo er als Kammerherr des Königs, Direktor der Historisch-philologischen Klasse der Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaften und als Schriftsteller und Philosoph wirkte. - Der Erfolg seiner 'Lettres juives' veranlaßte D'Argens unmittelbar darauf die 'Lettres cabalistiques' folgen zu lassen. „Man darf / / vermuten, dass die (letztgenannten) Briefe zwar denselben kritischen Anspruch wie die „Lettres juives“ verfolgen, ihn aber mit einer völlig anderen Strategie und Poetologie einlösen. / / Die Juden der „Lettre juives“ argumentieren im ernsten Modus der moralisch-kritischen Rede. Die Kabbalisten, Geister und Teufel der „Lettres cabalistiques“ hingegen sprechen im ironischen Modus der satirischen Kritik. Ihre Kabbala ist in ein Maskenspiel der Vernunft involviert, in eine satirische Camouflage der Kritik, deren Wirkung in der ironischen, geradezu karnevalesken Differenz zwischen der Vernunft und der Moral der Kabbalisten, Geister und Teufel auf der einen und der unverbesserlichen Unvernunft und Amoralität der Politik, Wissenschaft und Religion des „siecle des lumieres“ auf der anderen Seite besteht.“ (S. 186). / ./ „Die Elementargeister werden bei d’Argens zu Sprechern der Aufklärung. Nicht anders als Aaron Monceca seine jüdischen Freunde, unterrichten die Geister den Kabbalisten über die moralischen Mängel der Menschen. Als unsichtbare Bewohner der elementaren Welten nehmen sie den exotischen und exzentrischen Standpunkt des kritischen Beobachters ein, der in den „Lettres juives“ den aufgeklärten Juden zugesprochen wurde“ (S. 193). Die Kabbala, im 18. Jh. als Inbegriff der „geheimen Wissenschaften“ Objekt der Kritik, als „Zerrbild der Vernunft“ disqualifiziert, zum Inbegriff von Aberglaube und Irrationalismus degradiert(S. 184), werde in den „Lettres cabalistiques“ zu einer Staffage der Aufklärung umfunktioniert. / / „Die komische Situation der ‚Lettres cabalistiques‘ - nämlich die „idee charmante“, Geister und Teufel als Moralisten, die Kabbala als Inbegriff einer Moralphilosophie auftreten zu lassen – setzt die moralische Ökonomie des satirischen Schreibens in Gang, wonach der therapeutische Erfolg („instruction“) mit dem Lachen („amusement“) gesteigert wird. Es ist die Ökonomie einer Verdrehung, nach deren Kalkül der größtmögliche Nutzen an Vernunft gerade in der ironischen Umkehr zur Unvernunft liegt. Es ist das Spiel einer Maskerade, die zur Demaskierung parodistisch die Gestalt des zu Demaskierenden imitiert. Es ist die verzerrende Katoptrik jenes „cylindrischen Spiegels“, mit dem Lenz die Poetik und Politik der Satire symbolisierte. Wollte man dieses Phänomen beschreiben, könnte man kaum besser sagen als: hier schillert die Aufklärung“ (S. 202). Andreas B. Kilcher. Das Orakel der Vernunft: Poetik und Politik des satiirischen Schreibens in Marquis d’Argens Kabbalistischen Briefen (S. 179-202). In: Der Marquis d’Argens. Hg. von Hans-Ulrich Seifert und Jean-Loup Seban. Wiesbaden 2004. D'Argens, der im 19. Jh. weitgehend in Vergessenheit geriet, jedoch seit 1990 wieder zunehmend in das Blickfeld der Öffentlichkeit und der Wissenschaft gerät, wird hinsichtlich seiner schriftstellerischen Qualitäten heute wieder geschätzt (vgl. ebd. S. 9). - Einbände teils wurmspurig, etwas beschabt und bestoßen, innen sauberes und gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        THE AMERICAN TRAVELLER: OR, OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRESENT STATE, CULTURE AND COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA, AND THE FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS OF WHICH THEY ARE CAPABLE

      London, 1769. Quarto. 20th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Hinges and corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor foxing and soiling. Contemporary notation on plate. Very good. Cluny details the commerce and produce of the colonies in a series of letters to his patron. "In 23 letters Cluny describes the economic condition of the various colonies in America. He demonstrates the potentialities of the Hudson Bay trade and its restraint by the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly, the importance of newly conquered Canada, the increasing estrangement of the English colonies southward and their economic value to Great Britain" - TPL. He expounds on each section of the American colonies, commenting on the agriculture and goods produced in each, including tobacco, rice, indigo, and silk from the South. The map (here in facsimile) is entitled, "A Map of North and South America, with Part of Europe, Asia & Africa. By the American Traveller." It shows the whole of the known world, with the Americas at its center. The frontispiece shows Cluny leading a party of men on snowshoe, accompanied by a dog sled. A contemporary hand has written beneath the image: "Alexander Clunie with his body guard of Indians travelling thro' the wilderness of America in 1744 & 5.

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        Historiae Naturalis de Arboribus et Plantis Libri X

      Heilbronn: Franciscus Josephus Eckebrecht, 1769. 2 volumes, folio. (13 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches). 2 letterpress titles in red and black, text in double columns. Engraved allegorical frontispiece by Melchior Küsell after Matthaeus Merian, 137 engraved plates after Matthaeus Merian. (Gathering 3F in vol.I misbound after 3H. Expertly bound to style in half 18th century russia over contemporary paper boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, red stained edges A fine set of the second edition of this important 17th-century survey of the known botanical world. Jonston was a "Polish physician of Scottish extraction who wrote numerous works on medicine, natural history, and more miscellaneous subjects" (Johnston). The original edition of this work was first published in Frankfurt in 1662 under the title Dendrographiae sive Historiae Naturalis de Arboribus et Fructibus. The present edition was published by Eckebrecht after he had acquired the complete set of the original printing plates for that 1662 edition. These he reprinted and added the second edition of the text. Cf. Johnston Cleveland 233 (1662 edition); cf. Nissen BBI 1007; Plesch Sale lot 409; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 3408.

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        DECISIONES ET RESPONSA JURIS. Tomus primus continens decisiones Rotæ senensis et florentinæ cum indice decisionum et argumentorum. In calce vero totius Operis appositus est alter Index locupletissimus Materiarum. Tomus secundus continens ejusdem responsa quibus accedunt Pompeii Filii Decisiones responsa et discursus legales cum Indice Argumentorum et in calce Operis appositus est alter Index locupletissimus Materiarum. 1769-1776.

      Ex Typographia Josephi Allegrini / Ex Typographia Allegrini, Pisoni & Soc, Florentiae - Prima edizione. Opera completa in due volumi. Testo italiano - latino. Cm.35,4x24,8. Pg.XX, 528; XII, 718. Legature in piena pergamena rigida coeva, con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Spellature ai margini delle coperte. Tagli spruzzati. Testo su due colonne. Vignetta calcografica ai due frontespizi, incisa da C.Faucci, con il motto "Non sine diis animosus infans". Cartigli ornamentali e ricche testatine. Lieve alone che interessa il margine esterno del secondo volume, senza minimamente inficiare il testo. Monumentale rassegna della giurisprudenza fiorentina e toscana del XVIII secolo. compilata da Giovanni Bonaventura Neri Badia, professore di diritto e consigliere del Granduca di Toscana, all'epoca Giudice di Rota nello Stato senese. Di particolare interesse il secondo volume, che riporta gli studi giuridici del figlio dell'Autore, Pompeo. Pompeo Neri (Firenze, 1707-1776) fu un importante giurista e uomo politico, considerato uno dei principali artefici delle politiche riformiste degli Asburgo-Lorena nel Granducato di Toscana. "Studiò all'Università di Pisa e nel 1726, subito dopo la laurea, fu nominato lettore di diritto nell'ateneo pisano. Considerato uno dei protagonisti delle politiche riformiste volute dai Lorena in campo economico, istituzionale e giuridico, Pompeo Neri ebbe numerosi incarichi pubblici. Fu nominato auditore dello Scrittoio delle Regie Possessioni dal Granduca Gian Gastone, ultimo sovrano appartenente alla famiglia Medici, incarico che Pompeo Neri svolse anche dopo l'arrivo in Toscana nel 1737 della dinastia Lorena. Nel 1738 Neri insieme al senatore Giulio Rucellai, all'auditore fiscale Filippo Luci, al marchese Antonio Niccolini, fece parte della commissione creata per disciplinare la materia giuridica in tema di rilascio del porto d'armi e limitare gli abusi del passato. La deputazione divenne presto motivo di contrasto con l'Inquisizione di Firenze che fino ad allora aveva avuto piena facoltà in questa giurisdizione. Nel 1739 divenne segretario del Consiglio della Reggenza per gli affari di Finanza. Nel 1745 Pompeo Neri venne incaricato da Francesco di Lorena di fare un progetto di "rifusione generale", visti i vari particolarismi vigenti in Toscana, di tutte le leggi dello Stato, in "un codice simile a quello della Savoia". Il Neri era di formazione romanista, la sua azione tende a lasciar inalterato il sistema delle fonti. L'incarico era una razionalizzazione delle fonti preesistenti, e non una codificazione. La Toscana è circondata da territori dove vigeva il diritto comune giustinianeo, emerge così l'idea ancillare delle altre fonti rispetto al diritto romano. Secondo Neri il codice doveva dividersi in Giuspubblico e Giusprivato, sul modello delle Institutiones (personae, res, actiones). In breve tale riforma avrebbe dovuto lasciare inalterato il sistema delle fonti e il rapporto diritto statutario-diritto comune. Neri ricorda anche che in questa regione vigeva anche il diritto canonico e il diritto statutario marittimo, ma andava comunque fatta attenzione alla giurisprudenza dei tribunali ed alle consuetudini. Nel 1748 questo progetto fu abbandonato. Nel 1749 Pompeo Neri fu chiamato a Milano a svolgere, per conto di Maria Teresa, il compimento della riforma del catasto milanese. Presiedette la Giunta per il censimento e si adoperò ad abbattere abusi e privilegi di nobiltà e clero, opponendovi giustizia fiscale, razionalità amministrativa, punti d'appoggio per un nuovo catasto fondato su una più equa ripartizione dei carichi fiscali. Terminata la lunga parentesi milanese, nel 1758 Neri fece ritorno a Firenze, e fu subito nominato consigliere della Reggenza per gli affari di Finanza. Nel 1763 una grave carestia, che durò qualche anno, colpì duramente la Toscana e il resto della penisola. Pompeo Neri per porvi rimedio indicò come soluzione la liberalizzazione del commercio del grano, proposta che fu accolta non senza incontrare una certa opposizione nell'aprile del 1764 con l'emanazione di un edit [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'art du menuisier

      1769 - 5 volumes de I : (2), 151 Chez Roubo, 1769-1775, in-folio, 5 volumes de I : (2), 151 pp, 1 bl, 170 pl, 2bl. ; II : (2), de 153 à 452 pp. ; III : de 453 à 598 pp, pl. 171 à 221 pp, (2), de 600 à 762 pp, pl. 222 à 276 ; IV : de 763 à 1036 pp, pl. 277 à 337 ; V : IV, (1), de 1038 à 1312 pp, pl. 107 bis puis, 4 vol. en plein veau glacé, dos à nerfs orné de motifs floraux, 1 vol. demi-basane grenat à l'imitation, dos à caissons fleuronnés, pièces de titre et de tomaisons, Rare. Bel exemplaire de la première édition du «Roubo » considéré, encore aujourd'hui, comme le meilleur traité de menuiserie bois traditionnelle. Il développe et discute en détail les savoirs techniques des métiers de la menuiserie qui était, sous Louis XV, dans son âge d'or. En quatre parties, dont la troisième est la plus développée, il traite de Menuiserie dormante et ouvrante, du Carrossier, du Fabricant en meubles, de l'Ébéniste et du Treillageur. Le traité de Roubo est de facto le gardien des « règles de l'art ». Déchirure en tête p.139 du premier tome, sans manque de texte. Fortes rousseurs sur la planche 82. Tâches d'humidité. Lacune à la page 215-216 (tome II) sans atteinte au texte, trou de vers en fin du second volume, en bas de page. Reliure hétérogène, néanmoins un bel exemplaire. Quelques coiffes de tête abîmées, coins du volume à l'imitation usés. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres de Lord Austin de N**, A Lord Humfrey de Dorset son ami. [La Confidence nécessaire].

      - Francfort, Van Durren et Paris, Gaugry, 1769. [Cambridge, 1769 pour le tome II]. 2 tomes reliés en un vol. in-12, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches jaspées, xvi, 248 p. et 215 p., faux-titres et titres compris dans la pagination, titres dans un encadrement typographique orné de petits fleurons, vignettes, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Edition originale de premier tirage de l'une des premières productions de Restif. L'ouvrage est également connu sous le titre qui sera utilisé pour ses rééditions de: "La Confidence nécessaire", ici mentionné en faux-titre. Dans cet ouvrage, l'un des rares qu’il composa sous forme de roman épistolaire, Restif livre comme à son habitude, un récit inspiré de sa propre histoire au temps de sa jeunesse agitée: l’amour et le désir érotique d’un jeune homme pour plusieurs femmes à la fois. Commencé dans son village natal de Sacy et achevé à Paris, le manuscrit fut refusé par plusieurs libraires et l'auteur participa personnellement à la composition et à l’impression du livre avec l'aide d'un imprimeur anglais de passage à Paris. Par deux fois, l’ouvrage fut rejeté par la censure pour son caractère libertin et l’approbation lui fut refusée. (Lacroix, IV, p. 92-94. Rives Child, IV, p. 205-207). Bel exemplaire, très bien relié à l’époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Al Nobile...Signor Senatore Conte Giuseppe Dalla Serra Malvasia Gabrielli in Occasione Che Termina Il Suo Primo...Gonfalonierato di Giustizia...MDCCLXIX

      Bologna: per Lelio dalla Volpe, 1769 First edition. A very rare collection of fourteen poems in honor of Conte Malvasia's successful term of office as Bologna's chief officer of justice. OCLC lists one copy, which is in France (Bibliotheque Nat. & Univ. Strasbourg). . Contemporary paste paper blue sprinkled boards with a gilt floral border. . Octavo. Engraved device on title page and fourteen engraved vignettes (depicting a flying machine, a satyr, Pegasus, etc.) and two tailpieces (the latter personifying the city of Bologna). Binding extremities lightly rubbed. Small chip on crown of spine. Two small tears, one on the lower spine and the other at the foot of spine. Some light foxing and occasional small stains. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate of C.E. (Carlo Enrico) Rava on front end pastedown. A very good copy. Very little is known about Gaetano Asti, including his dates. He is also listed as the author of Relazione de' Funerali a Benedetto XIV (1758).

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        Al Nobile.Signor Senatore Conte Giuseppe Dalla Serra Malvasia Gabrielli in Occasione Che Termina Il Suo Primo.Gonfalonierato di Giustizia.MDCCLXIX

      Bologna: per Lelio dalla Volpe, 1769. - Very little is known about Gaetano Asti, including his dates. He is also listed as the author of Relazione de' Funerali a Benedetto XIV (1758). Octavo. [42] pp. Engraved device on title page and fourteen engraved vignettes (depicting a flying machine, a satyr, Pegasus, etc.) and two tailpieces (the latter personifying the city of Bologna). Contemporary paste paper blue sprinkled boards with a gilt floral border. Binding extremities lightly rubbed. Small chip on crown of spine. Two small tears, one on the lower spine and the other at the foot of spine. Some light foxing and occasional small stains. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate of C.E. (Carlo Enrico) Rava on front end pastedown. A very good copy. First edition. A very rare collection of fourteen poems in honor of Conte Malvasia's successful term of office as Bologna's chief officer of justice. OCLC lists one copy, which is in France (Bibliotheque Nat. & Univ. Strasbourg). Carlo Enrico Rava (1903-1986) played an important role in the history of Italian architecture and design. He was a part of the "Gruppo 7," along with six fellow rationalist graduates of the Milan Polytechnic; their goal was to establish a new architecture based on logic and rationality. Enrico, along with the others, organized exhibitions in the following years and eventually achieved international acclaim. The group's celebrated Casa Elettrica, while no longer extant, is considered a benchmark of early 20th century Italian architecture. It is worth noting that Rava also wrote a great deal on various subjects including film, interior design, architecture, and furniture. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Al Nobile...Signor Senatore Conte Giuseppe Dalla Serra Malvasia Gabrielli in Occasione Che Termina Il Suo Primo...Gonfalonierato di Giustizia...MDCCLXIX

      Bologna: per Lelio dalla Volpe, 1769 First edition. A very rare collection of fourteen poems in honor of Conte Malvasia's successful term of office as Bologna's chief officer of justice. OCLC lists one copy, which is in France (Bibliotheque Nat. & Univ. Strasbourg). . Contemporary paste paper blue sprinkled boards with a gilt floral border. . Octavo. Engraved device on title page and fourteen engraved vignettes (depicting a flying machine, a satyr, Pegasus, etc.) and two tailpieces (the latter personifying the city of Bologna). Binding extremities lightly rubbed. Small chip on crown of spine. Two small tears, one on the lower spine and the other at the foot of spine. Some light foxing and occasional small stains. Marbled endpapers. Bookplate of C.E. (Carlo Enrico) Rava on front end pastedown. A very good copy. Very little is known about Gaetano Asti, including his dates. He is also listed as the author of Relazione de' Funerali a Benedetto XIV (1758).

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        Hibernia Curiosa; A Letter from a Gentleman in Dublin, to his friend at Dover in Kent, giving a general view of the manners, customs, dispositions, etc, of the inhabitants of Ireland

      w. Flexney, London 1769 - xvi, 143 pp. Modern half calf on marbled boards with gilt rulings and borders. Blind leaf motifs in spine panels and red morocco title label. New endpapers. Folding frontispiece map of Dublin; folding plates as follows: geological figure of Giant's Causeway; Leixlip waterfall; map of Killarney lakes; picturesque view of Powerscourt waterfall. Contains descriptions of Giant's Causeway and extensive early romantic account of Killarney scenery. Early leaves age toned; tiny punctures from extinct worm activity in very small area at lower outer corner from leaves vi through 48; 1" tear along inner fold of frontispiece map with v. slight loss to map margin; 1" tear at outer margin of Leixlip figure and smaller tear at inner fold of same, without loss. A very good copy of this rare and important 18th century topographical work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neues systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet geordnet und beschrieben. Erster Band.

      Nürnberg, Verlag Gabriel Nikolaus Raspe 1769; EA; ca 30x24 cm; (20) XXVIII, 408 Seiten mit 15 Kupferstichen in Rotdruck und 31 kolorierte Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (Buchrücken in alter Zeit erneuert und Originalrücken aufgeklebt; entferntes Exlibris aus Innendeckel; vorderes Innengelenk mit Papierstreifen verstärkt; überklebter kleiner Stempel auf Titelbildrückseite, Titelblattrückseite, Seite 177 und 408; gelöschter Namenseintrag auf Titelbild; alle Kupfertafeln rückseitig beschriftet und mit ausradiertem kleinem Stempel, Textseiten teils etwas stockfleckig, bzw einige mit Feuchtigkeitsrand im Bug, eine Lage etwas gebräunt (wohl durch Verwendung einer anderen Papierart beim Druck), hinteres Vorsatzblatt feuchtigkeitsfleckig, die letzten 4 Tafeln leicht gewellt [aber alle sauber!]; insgesamt: mit Gebrauchsspuren, aber durchaus attraktives Exemplar der seltenen Ausgabe!) Erster Band der monumentalen, auf 12 Bänden angelegten Veröffentlichung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Mathematische oeffeningen, begrepen in vijf boecken. Including: 1) SCHOOTEN, Franciscus van . Eerste bouck ... Vijftigh arithmetische, en vijftigh geometrische voorstellen. 2) SCHOOTEN, Franciscus van . Tweede bouck ... D'ontbinding der simpele geometrische werckstucken, ... 3) APOLLONIUS of Perga . Derde bouck ... Herstelde vlacke plaetsen: ... 4) SCHOOTEN, Franciscus van . Vierde bouck ... Tuych-werckelycke beschryving der kegel-sneden op een vlack. 5) SCHOOTEN, Franciscus van . Vijfde bouck ... Dertich afdeelingen van gemengde stoffe. 6) (with a drop-title) HUYGENS, Christiaan . Van rekeningh in spelen van geluk. 7) SCHOOTEN, Franciscus van . Tractaet der perspective, ...[Imprints of divisional titles:] Amsterdam, Gerrit van Goedesbergh [colophon: printed by Severin Matthysz. in Leiden], 1659-1660. 4to. With numerous mathematical woodcuts and a few other illustrations in the text. Contemporary vellum.

      Bierens de Haan 4223 & 2204; Sotheran, 1st suppl. 1769 & 1770; STCN (5 copies); cf. Honeyman 2808. Rare first Dutch edition of an introduction to mathematics by the Leiden professor Frans van Schooten the younger. Appendices following the five numbered "books" add the first Dutch edition of the young Christiaan Huygens's treatise on probability theory, especially dice games, whose Latin edition of 1657 was the first publication on the subject, as well as Van Schooten's important treatise on perspective, which was not included in the Latin edition and appears here for the first time. In each "book" Van Schooten gives an extensive introduction to traditional mathematics based on Euclid and other classical sources, but but goes on to present the latest developments in mathematicas by Pierre de Fermat, François Viète and René Descartes. He even made important contributions of his own, extending Cartesian geometry to three dimensions for the first time.With bookplate of Jan Willem Enschedé (1865-1926). With an occasional small marginal tear but still in very good condition, and only slightly trimmed. Binding slightly rubbed and slightly dirty, but still good. A well-illustrated textbook of Descartes's new mathematical methods.

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        Herbarium britannicum exhibens plantas britanniae indigenas secundum methodum floralem novam digestas. Cum historia, descriptione, characteribus specificis, viribus et ufis. - Volumen Primum

      Londini, Sumptibus auctoris. Prostant apud Baldwin, Ridley, Nourse, Becket, Davies, Cambell, Elmsly, Bibliopolas., 1769 135 x 215 mm, 136, Leder der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, , Kanten berieben; Vorder Aussenfalz durchgerieben, Deckel fest; Titelseite mit einem kleinen Loch; Papier wenig gebräunt und wenig fingerspurig. In mehr als gutem Zustand. 92 tabulis aeneis illustratum et tabula systematis floralis. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Natur, C42, Botanik, Flora, Herbarium Britannicum, John Johanne Hill, England, Britannien, Großbritannien, England, Wales und Schottland

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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).

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        Histoire naturelle et civile de l'isle de Minorque.

      Chez Arkstee & Merkus - Chez De Hansy 1769 - In-12 ( 170 X 105 mm ) de XIV-288 pages, plein veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, tranches brique. ( Reliure de l'époque ). Carte dépliante et 1 planche dépliante ( sur 2 ) hors-texte. Edition originale française. Usures à la reliure qui reste solide. Voyages Explorations Histoire Espagne Baléares Folklore [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; Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern 1769 - in 4° (35 x 22 cm. ca.); pp. (16), 282, XLI (nella numerazione delle p. in numeri romani comprende anche singoli fogli ripiegati) + 30 tavv. inc. (3 più volte ripiegate); iniz. e fregi xil. (le pp. 275>278, mancanti, sono state riprodotte fedelmente su carta antica, la sostituzione è quasi irriconoscibile); leg. del '700 in piena pelle. Testo in gotico con sintesi in latino. Aquila bicipite absburgica silografata al frontesp., capilettera ornati, tagli rossi. Famoso codice penale preparato per Maria Teresa d'Austria (1717-1780) che divenne regina nel 1740 e che si opponeva all'abolizione della tortura, anche se era d'accordo con le altre riforme nell’impero Austro-Ungarico. In modo che i suoi giudici, alcuni dei quali erano analfabeti, potessero svolgere questi metodi inquisitori di tortura, le procedure sono state rappresentate graficamente in questo libro. Questa edizione illustrata è stata soppressa dal principe Kaunitz pochi giorni dopo la sua apparizione. Le tavv., molto realistiche e crude, rappresentano le tecniche e le macchine di tortura atte ad estorcere la verità dai condannati. (Kaspers 134; Giese, Trattner 957; Stubenrauch 651; Pi Lipperheide 7; Hiler 182)

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        Alceste. Tragedia per musica. (Notenband).

      Ohne Titel, Druckervermerk und Jahr, (Wien, Trattner, nach 1769 ?; siehe Kommentar). 39,5 x 28 cm. 4 (statt 5 oder 6 ?) ungezählte Blätter (siehe Kommentar), 233 Seiten ohne Plattennummer. Hinterdeckel und Rückenfragmente der Interimsbroschur noch vorhanden (schmutzfleckig, mit Quetschspuren und Einrissen). Vgl. KVK (nennt ein 1769 bei J. T. Trattner in Wien erschienenes Werk mit derselben Paginierung wie im Notenteil des hier vorliegenden Exemplars unter dem Haupttitel \"Alceste. Tragedia. Messa in musica dal Signore cavaliere Cristoforo Gluck\"). - Leider fehlen der Titel und wahrscheinlich auch ein Vortitel. - Vorhanden sind der hier genannte Zwischentitel \"ALCESTE. TRAGEDIA PER MUSICA\" (1. Blatt), \"MUTAZIONI DI SCENE\" (2. Blatt), \"ARGOMENTO\" recto und \"PERSONAGGI\" verso (3. Blatt), \"ALLA SACRA REAL MAESTA DI MARIA THERESA REGINA IMPERATRICE SEMPRE AUGUSTA\" (4. Blatt); dann folgt der durchgehend paginierte Notenteil. - Die ersten 4 Blätter überwiegend aus der Bindung gelöst, die letzten beiden Blätter unten aus der Bindung gelöst und mit Faltspur am Falz entlang, nur wenige Blätter mit kleinem Eckverlust oben, die vordersten und letzen Blätter stärker fleckig und mit Wasserspuren; sonst innen nur leicht fleckig, mit Eck- und teils auch mit Randwölbungen sowie auch mit vielen Eckknickspuren, einige Lagen auch leicht gebräunt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Calzabigi; Opern; Oper; Musikwissenschaft; Noten; Notenbücher; Old and Rare Books; Music; Tragödien

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        PATTE (Pierre)

      1769 1142 - A Paris, chez Rozet, 1769, in-4, [6]-375 pages, une vignette au titre, 27 planches, un bandeau en-tête gravé par Marvie, le tout en taille-douce, basane havane de l'époque, dos refait, pièce de titre ancienne, Première édition de ce traité général sur l'urbanisme et l’architecture par Pierre Patte (1723-1814), architecte et graveur mantais, qui a signé plusieurs des planches en taille-douce ornant l'ouvrage. Sur ces 27 planches, 26 sont dépliantes. Patte grava également plusieurs planches du Cours d'architecture de Blondel, dont il était l'assistant. Ces mémoires traitent de la distribution de la ville, de son emplacement, des proportions à observer, de sa décoration et de son entretien, avec la question de l’évacuation des ordures ménagères et des eaux usées, du transfert des cimetières hors les murs ; il aborde des questions pratiques telles que l’installation de briqueteries pour la construction à l'abord des villes, la construction des quais, la "nouvelle méthode de fonder les ponts". Plusieurs ouvrages connus sont cités en exemple (la colonnade du Louvre, le pont de Saumur) ou en contre exemple ; ainsi, Patte se montre hostile à l'égard du projet de Sevandoni pour le portail de l'église Saint-Sulpice (dans le mémoire qui achève l'ouvrage, "Sur l'achèvement du grand portail de l'église de Saint Sulpice", publié à l'origine en juillet 1767). Feuillets jaunis, large mouillure angulaire en fin d'ouvrage. Reliure restaurée. Fowler, 242. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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