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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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        THE HISTORY OF THE COLONY OF MASSACHUSETS-BAY, FROM THE FIRST SETTLEMENT THEREOF IN 1628. UNTIL ITS INCORPORATION WITH THE COLONY OF PLYMOUTH, PROVINCE OF MAIN, &c. BY THE CHARTER OF KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN MARY IN 1691. [with:] THE HISTORY OF THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSETS-BAY, FROM THE CHARTER OF KING WILLIAM AND QUEEN MARY, IN 1691, UNTIL THE YEAR 1750. [with:] A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL PAPERS RELATIVE TO THE HISTORY OF THE COLONY OF MASSACHUSETS-BAY

      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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günther Trauzettel]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        Einleitung zur Erkentnis und Gebrauch der Erd- und Himmels-Kugeln, auf die leichteste Art in Frag und Antwort dergestalt eingerichtet, daß man nicht nur diese Wissenschaft deutlich erlernen, sondern auch zugleich dadurch zur Hochachtung und Verehrung des Schöpfers aufgemuntert werden kann.

      Nürnberg, Monath, 1769. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. 3 Blatt, 104 Seiten, 144 Seiten. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und 15 gefalteten kolorierten Kupfertafeln. Originaler Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Einband leicht berieben. Eintragung von alter Hand auf vorderem Vorsatz. Innen wenig braunfleckig. Gutes Exemplar mit den schönen Kupfertafeln u.a. mit Globendarstellungen im prachtvollem Altkolorit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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        Recueil des édits, déclarations, arrêts, 1769 - - relié avec (bound with) Recueil des édits, déclarations, arrêts, 1770 - - relié avec (bound with) Mémoires pour M. le Procureur-Général du Roi au Parlement Aides & Finances de Dauphiné - - - relié avec (bound with) : Mémoire pour la Chambre des Comptes de Dauphiné contre le Parlement de la même province

      Dijon, chez Causse 1769 - In-4° relié plein vélin ivoire, dos à cinq nerfs, 84 pages - - - relié avec (bound with) Recueil des édits, déclarations, arrêts, 1770, 88 pages - - - relié avec (bound with) Mémoires pour M. le Procureur-Général du Roi au Parlement Aides & Finances de Dauphiné (Imprimerie Veuve André Giroud), 43 pages - - -relié avec (bound with) : Mémoire pour la Chambre des Comptes de Dauphiné contre le Parlement de la même province (Grenoble, Veuve Faure, 1769), 150 pages. - - - L'année 1770 compte parmi de nombreux évenements celui du mariage de Louis XVI avec Marie-Antoinette. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: translated out of the original tongues, with annotations"

      Birmingham: John Baskerville. [1769]-1772. "Folio, [572] unnumbered leaves; unpaginated; 10 copper-engraved plates (2 bound before the title page are miscreased); slight worming confined to the margins on the last 20 or so leaves, light occasional foxing; contemporary reversed calf, red morocco label on spine; joints cracked, cords holding; good and sound. The second Baskerville Bible (he did another in 1763), issued in original parts, 1769-72. The title page is in Gaskell's second state, dated 1772. The separately-printed title for the New Testament is dated 1771, as issued. Gaskell 35."

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

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

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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 Versand D: 4,60 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weber GbR]
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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 Harton Sehr Gut 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 Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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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.

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT WEBER GbR]
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        Topographie von Niederösterreich in welcher alle Städte, Märkte, Dörfer, Klöster, Schlösser, Herrschaften, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Freyhöfe, namhafte Oerter u. d. g. angezeiget werden, welche in diesem Erzherzogthume wirklich angetroffen werden, oder sich ehemals darinnen befunden haben. 3 Bde.

      Wien, Joseph Kurzböck 1769-1770. Tit., 5 Bll. (Titelei), 428 S; Tit., 327(1) S. u. Tit., 1 Bl., 222(4) (recte 240) S., 177(7) S. (,Beschreibung der Häuser in der Stadt Wien`), 8 Bll. (Subskribenten-Liste). Mit 1 gest. Portr. des Verf. als Front. (Mansfeld fec.), u. einigen Holzschnitt-Vign. Dekorative , marmor. Ldr.bde. d. Zt. m. Tit. u. reichen Verz. in Goldbepräg. auf Rü. sowie gemust. Kleisterpapier-Vorsätzen. Einbde. abgerieben; Rü. stärker abgewetzt; Ecken bestoßen; Bd. 1 an den Kapiteln eingerissen; Rü. v. Bd. 2 später auf Ln. aufgezogen; bei Bd. 3 vorderer u. hint. Buchdeckel lose; Tit. etw. gebräunt u. fleckig; im Text sauber, kaum abgegriffen u. nur m. einigen wenigen Bleistift- Anstreich; einige Ss. im 3. Bd wasserrandig. Wurzbach LIV (hier irrig 1767-70), 79 ff.; ADB XLI, 552 f.; Slg. Eckl III, 238. Seltenes u. gesuchtes Werk, vollständig vorliegend mit dem häufig fehlenden, mit eigenständigem Titel erschienenen 3. Band über Wien (,Beschreibung der k.k. Haupt und Residenzstade (sic!) Wien`). Die beiden ersten Bänden enthalten ein alphabetisches Ortsverzeichnis. War seiner Zeit \"mustergiltig und einzig in seiner Art...und die verlässlichste Quelle für Alle..., die sich über die Topographie Niederösterreichs unterrichten wollten...\" (Wurzb.). Der aus Sachsen stammende Verfasser Friedrich Wilhelm Weiskern (1711-1768) war in Wien erfolgreich als Schauspieler und Bühnenschriftsteller tätig. Das vorliegende Werk, an dem W. \"Jahre lang mit unermüdlichem Fleiße gearbeitet hatte\", gab nach W.s Tod seine Witwe Pauline heraus. - Plan von Wien fehlt in unserem Exemplar. Versand D: 15,00 EUR

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: translated out of the original tongues, with annotations

      John Baskerville [1769]-1772, Birmingham - Folio, [572] unnumbered leaves; unpaginated; 10 copper-engraved plates (2 bound before the title page are miscreased); slight worming confined to the margins on the last 20 or so leaves, light occasional foxing; contemporary reversed calf, red morocco label on spine; joints cracked, cords holding; good and sound. The second Baskerville Bible (he did another in 1763), issued in original parts, 1769-72. The title page is in Gaskell's second state, dated 1772. The separately-printed title for the New Testament is dated 1771, as issued. Gaskell 35.

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        AN APPEAL TO THE WORLD, OR, A VINDICATION OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON FROM MANY FALSE AND MALICIOUS ASPERSIONS CONTAIN'D IN CERTAIN LETTERS AND MEMORIALS, WRITTEN BY GOVERNOR BERNARD, GENERAL GAGE, COMMODORE HOOD, THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF CUSTOMS, AND OTHERS, AND BY THEM RESPECTIVELY TRANSMITTED TO THE MINISTRY. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN

      Boston: Edes & Gill, 1769. First Edition. Hardcover. The title page has suffered insect damage causing the loss of about half of the right side affecting the text there as well as about 1/3 of the text on the verso. A facsimile of this leaf is included in a special pocket in the box. The next few leaves show some marginal damage but no text is affected. The remainder is clean. Unobtrusive library markings on three pages. Very Good. Recently re-sewn into marbled paper over boards, with a printed paper label on the front panel and fresh endpapers, and enclosed in a custom clamshell box with a leather spine lettering piece. Adams 62A, Evans 11133, Heartman 509 ("certainly one of the most important pre-revolutionary pamphlets"), Sabin 6478. For several years there had been rising enmity between the Massachusetts Assembly and the appointed Governor of Massachusetts, Francis Bernard, over a number of issues. Eventually this led to serious unrest, the unwelcome presence of British troops, and the organization of the Sons of Liberty. Then a series of inflammatory letters were made public from Governor Bernard and others to the Earl of Hillsborough who had recently been named Secretary of State for the Colonies. The members of the Assembly, who felt they had been "traduced and vilified," appointed a committee to reply to the letters, resulting in this response.

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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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        Le Pornographe, ou Idèes 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. [Premiere et seconde Parties].

      Nourse - Gosse jun. & Pinet,, Londres - La Haie, 1769 - Londres - La Haie, Nourse - Gosse jun. & Pinet, 1769. 368 S. OHld. der Zeit. EA. In franz. Sprache. Vgl. Gay-L. III, 814. Zwei Teile in einem Band. - Idées Singuliéres. Première Partie. - V. m. Oxidationsschatten durch beigelegtes Blatt eines Kataloges, St. a. V., Ebd. berieben u. fleckig, hds. Notiz des Autoren a. T., leicht fleckig, angestaubt, leichte Gbrsp. - Rétif de la Bretonne, [auch Restif de la Bretonne] (1734 - 1806), wurde 1734 in Sacy bei Auxerre als Sohn eines wohlhabenen Bauern geboren. Rétif de la Bretonne war seit seinem 15. Lebensjahr gelernter Drucker und wurde Autor von etwa 200 Büchern, die zum Teil noch nicht wissenschaftlich ausgewertet worden sind. Er verfasste Sittenromane und Sozialutopien und schrieb zuletzt, um Zeit zu sparen, direkt in den Setzkasten. Rétif de la Bretonne gilt oft als bloßer Pornograf. Tatsächlich hat er aber eine Ergänzung zu Sade's Bild der Aristokratie in seinen freizügigen Schilderungen der niederen Stände geliefert. De Sade war ein Kontrahent Rétifs. Seine sexuelle Fixierung auf Schuhe, geschildert in dem Roman „Le Pied de Fanchette", führte zu der Bezeichnung Retifismus für diese Art von Fetischismus. Zu seinen skurrilsten Einfällen gehört die Idee, per Gesetz die Verheiratung aller 16-jährigen Männer mit 32-jährigen Frauen zu gebieten. Nach 16 Jahren sollten diese Ehen automatisch geschieden werden, um dann wiederum eine jüngere zu heiraten. Vergleichbare Ideen hat auch Arthur Schopenhauer geäußert. Als Schilderer der Sitten der französischen Revolutionszeit hat ihn Iwan Bloch gewürdigt. Retif konnte sich rühmen jenseits des Rheins der meistgelesene (französische) Autor zu sein. (Zitat) Französisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DICTIONNAIRE DE CHYMIE, CONTENANT LA THEORIE & LA PRATIQUE DE CETTE SCIENCE, SON APPLICATION A LA PHYSIQUE, A L'A MEDECINE & A L'ECONOMIE ANIMALE

      Chez Lacombe, Libraire, Quai De Conti, Paris 1769 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Vincent]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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