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        Zwei vor einen Wagen gespannte Pferde, nach links.

      - Feder in Braun, teils laviert, über Bleistift, auf Bütten, verso datiert „Le 6 May Samedi en 1769.". 9,5:11,1 cm. Am linken Rand auf alten Büttenuntersatz montiert, dort verso bezeichnet „Olivier le May Samedi en 1769".

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Historische Erzählungen die Denkungsart u. Sitten der Alten zu entdecken..

      Zürich, Orell, Geßner u. Co., 1769. Kl-8°, Titetblattkupfer, XXIV, 262 S., Kart d. Zeit m handschriftl. Rückenschild, Berieben, kleine Fehlstelle des Ueberzugpapiers a. Rücken. Eckausschnitt a. fliegendem Vorsatz, hinterlegter Schnitt auf Titellblatt, wenig stockfleckig. Preis in CHF: 1100. Erste Auflage. - Johann jakob Bodmer (1698-1783) Vom Vater zur geistl. Laufbahn bestimmt, besuchte B. vorerst die Lateinschule und das Collegium Carolinum in Zürich, wandte sich dann jedoch 1718 dem Kaufmannsberuf zu und sammelte in Genf, Lyon und Lugano Kenntnisse im Seidenhandel. Wie schon während der theol. Ausbildung standen aber auch da seine literar. und hist. Interessen im Vordergrund, indem er sich v.a. mit franz., engl. und ital. Literatur vertraut machte. Nach seiner Rückkehr arbeitete er erst in der Zürcher Staatskanzlei, ab 1725 als Verweser am Carolinum. 1731 wurde er auf den Lehrstuhl für Helvet. Geschichte daselbst berufen, ein Amt, das er bis 1775 versah. Ausdruck seiner reformer. Bemühungen um eine Öffnung der noch stark vom orthodoxen Protestantismus geprägten Kultur Zürichs war u.a. die Gründung der Verlagsbuchhandlung Orell & Compagnie (1734, gemeinsam mit seinem Neffen Konrad Orell und dem Landschreiber Konrad von Wyss) wie auch sein Einsitz in den Gr. Rat von 1747, wo freilich sein polit. Wirken begrenzt blieb. Bereits um 1720 begann die langjährige Zusammenarbeit mit Johann Jakob Breitinger. Nach dem Muster von Joseph Addisons moral. Wochenzeitschrift "The Spectator" gaben die beiden die "Die Discourse der Mahlern" (1721-23) heraus (1746 fortgeführt in "Der Mahler der Sitten"), gründeten 1720 die Gesellschaft der Mahler, 1727 die Helvet. bzw. Hist. Gesellschaft und entwickelten in den 1730er und 40er Jahren ein ästhet. und literar. Kunstprogramm, das sie weit über die Grenzen der Schweiz hinaus bekannt machte und Zürich zu einem Zentrum der literar. und kunsttheoret. Entwicklung deutschsprachiger Kultur im 18. Jh. werden liess. In ihren theoret. Schriften stellten sie sich in einen streitbaren Gegensatz zur Leipziger Schule Johann Christoph Gottscheds und wiesen mit ihrem Plädoyer für eine erweiterte Geltung der Einbildungskraft, des Wunderbaren und der Phantasie in der Literatur neue Wege. Dabei war es v.a. B., der die literar. und künstler. Talente nicht nur Zürichs, sondern Deutschlands an sich zog, so dass von 1750 bis in die 1770er Jahre sein Haus zum Oberen Schönenberg zum Sammelpunkt des geistigen Lebens wurde, wo neben vielen anderen Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Christoph Martin Wieland, Ewald von Kleist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann Heinrich Tischbein der Ältere und Wilhelm Heinse zu Gast waren. Neben seinem weltoffenen, unermüdlich regsamen Wirken als Anreger und Förderer war es B.s Tätigkeit als Vermittler, sei es durch die Übersetzung fremdsprachiger Literatur, u.a. John Miltons und Homers, sei es durch die Herausgabe vergessener ma. Texte, so v.a. der Manessischen Handschrift und von Teilen des Nibelungenlieds, aber auch etwa von Martin Opitz, was ihn zu einer der herausragenden Gestalten des 18. Jh. in der Schweiz machte. Wenig Wertschätzung haben dagegen seine zahlreichen dramat. und epischen Dichtungen gefunden.

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        Anfangsgründe der Geburtshilfe zum Gebrauche seiner Vorlesungen, Halbleder-Ausgabe.

      Straßburg, Johann Gottfried Bauer, 1769.. Brauner Original-Halblederband auf fünf Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel auf hellbraunem Rückenschild sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentleisten; Buchdeckel in bräunlicher Marmorierung und mit Lederecken; dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 7 Bl., 224 S. Mit 6 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln im Anhang. Ferner mit großformatigen Kupfervignetten im Text. Standardwerk zur Geburtshilfe des Straßburger Arztes Georg Albrecht Fried (1736 - 1773), der mit diesem Werk an die Pionierarbeit seines Vaters Johann Jakob Fried (1689 - 1769) anknüpfte. Schon dieser hatte als Lehrer einer in Straßburg ins Leben gerufenen Gebäranstalt gewirkt und "der Anstalt durch den ausgezeichneten Unterricht, den er ertheilte, alsbald einen solchen Ruf" verschafft, "daß zahlreiche Schüler von nahe und fern nach Straßburg eilten, um seiner Unterweisung in diesem bis dahin gerade in Deutschland so sehr vernachlässigten Gebiete der Heilkunde theilhaftig zu werden. F. ist der Erste gewesen, welcher die Geburtshülfe in Deutschland würdig vertreten hat " (ADB 7, S. 388). Der Sohn setzte diese Arbeit nicht nur als Nachfolger des Vaters auf dem Lehrstuhl für Geburtshilfe der Straßburger Universität fort, sondern schuf mit den "Anfangsgründen" auch ein erstes Handbuch und Standardwerk der Geburtshilfe, mit dem "einem fühlbaren (medizinischen) Bedürfnisse in Deutschland abgeholfen" werden konnte (ADB 7, S. 387). Die im Anhang angefügten gefalteten Kupfertafeln zeigen folgende Instrumentarien: I. Deventerscher Hebammenstul. II. Zergliederung und stückweise Abzeichnung desselben. III. Geburtsbett (von J. J. Fried entwickelt). IV. Levretische krumme Zange. V. Verschiedene Geburtshilfewerkzeuge nach Levret. VI. Von F. F. Fried entwickelte Bänder zur Geburtshilfe (alle abgebildeten Werkzeuge werden in einem Textanhang ausführlich erklärt).. Tadelloses, frisches Exemplar, augenscheinlich ungelesen. Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Auch die Kupfertafeln im Anhang vorzüglich erhalten. In diesem frischen Erhaltungszustand sicherlich einzigartiges Exemplar. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon - Fachantiquar]
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        LE COMMERCE DES VINS.

      - LE COMMERCE DES VINS, Reformé, Rectifié et Épuré; ou Nouvelle Méthode Pour Tirer un Parti Sûr, Prompt et Avantageux; des Récoltes en Vins. Ouvrage destiné spécialement aux Seigneurs & Curés des pays de vignoble, aux Propriétaires & Cultivateurs des vignes, aux Marchands de Vins de Paris, . Par M. C*** S***, Avocat au Parlement de Paris. Amsterdam, 1769, 6¾ x 4¼ inches, 175 pages + 166 pages of Notes + 6 pages Fautes a Corriger au Texte, contemporary quarter mottled calf with marbled paper sides, a few minor worm-holes to the spine, occasional browning of leaves, small chemical stain on the fore-edge affecting a small portion of the blank margin of about 60 pages, otherwise a clean and sound copy.

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A.]
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        Instruction donnee par Catherine II imperatrice et a la Commission etablie par cette Souveraine, pour travailler a la redaction d'un nouveau Code de Loix, telle qu'elle a ete imprimee en Russe & en Allemand, dans l'imprimerie Imperiale de Moscou. Traduit en Francois.

      Lausanne, Grasset, 1769.. Nouvelle edition augmentee. XIV, 204 pp. (mal chiffre 160). Mit gestochener Titelvignette und gest. Porträt von Katharina II. Avec une vignette gravee sur le titre et un buste legende de Catherine en frontispiece grave par Boily. With a copperplate engraving portrait of Catherine II and engraved title vignette. Neuer marmorierter Pappband im Stil der Zeit. New cardboard binding.. Le Blanc 4124; Barbier II, 932. Rare french edition discussing the articles, published by an anonymous writer. Catherina wrote the text in 1767, referring to Montesquieu and Beccaria. Different chapters: About noblemen, the juridical system, towns, art, commerce... Altogether 525 articles. 501. La corruption de chaque gouvernement commence presque toujours par celle de principes.

      [Bookseller: J.J. Heckenhauer e.K .]
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        Historische Erzählungen die Denkungsart u. Sitten der Alten zu entdecken.

      Zürich, Orell, Geßner u. Co., 1769 - Kl-8°, Titetblattkupfer, XXIV, 262 S., Kart d. Zeit m handschriftl. Rückenschild, Berieben, kleine Fehlstelle des Ueberzugpapiers a. Rücken. Eckausschnitt a. fliegendem Vorsatz, hinterlegter Schnitt auf Titellblatt, wenig stockfleckig. Erste Auflage. - Johann jakob Bodmer (1698-1783) Vom Vater zur geistl. Laufbahn bestimmt, besuchte B. vorerst die Lateinschule und das Collegium Carolinum in Zürich, wandte sich dann jedoch 1718 dem Kaufmannsberuf zu und sammelte in Genf, Lyon und Lugano Kenntnisse im Seidenhandel. Wie schon während der theol. Ausbildung standen aber auch da seine literar. und hist. Interessen im Vordergrund, indem er sich v.a. mit franz., engl. und ital. Literatur vertraut machte. Nach seiner Rückkehr arbeitete er erst in der Zürcher Staatskanzlei, ab 1725 als Verweser am Carolinum. 1731 wurde er auf den Lehrstuhl für Helvet. Geschichte daselbst berufen, ein Amt, das er bis 1775 versah. Ausdruck seiner reformer. Bemühungen um eine Öffnung der noch stark vom orthodoxen Protestantismus geprägten Kultur Zürichs war u.a. die Gründung der Verlagsbuchhandlung Orell & Compagnie (1734, gemeinsam mit seinem Neffen Konrad Orell und dem Landschreiber Konrad von Wyss) wie auch sein Einsitz in den Gr. Rat von 1747, wo freilich sein polit. Wirken begrenzt blieb. Bereits um 1720 begann die langjährige Zusammenarbeit mit Johann Jakob Breitinger. Nach dem Muster von Joseph Addisons moral. Wochenzeitschrift "The Spectator" gaben die beiden die "Die Discourse der Mahlern" (1721-23) heraus (1746 fortgeführt in "Der Mahler der Sitten"), gründeten 1720 die Gesellschaft der Mahler, 1727 die Helvet. bzw. Hist. Gesellschaft und entwickelten in den 1730er und 40er Jahren ein ästhet. und literar. Kunstprogramm, das sie weit über die Grenzen der Schweiz hinaus bekannt machte und Zürich zu einem Zentrum der literar. und kunsttheoret. Entwicklung deutschsprachiger Kultur im 18. Jh. werden liess. In ihren theoret. Schriften stellten sie sich in einen streitbaren Gegensatz zur Leipziger Schule Johann Christoph Gottscheds und wiesen mit ihrem Plädoyer für eine erweiterte Geltung der Einbildungskraft, des Wunderbaren und der Phantasie in der Literatur neue Wege. Dabei war es v.a. B., der die literar. und künstler. Talente nicht nur Zürichs, sondern Deutschlands an sich zog, so dass von 1750 bis in die 1770er Jahre sein Haus zum Oberen Schönenberg zum Sammelpunkt des geistigen Lebens wurde, wo neben vielen anderen Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, Christoph Martin Wieland, Ewald von Kleist, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann Heinrich Tischbein der Ältere und Wilhelm Heinse zu Gast waren. Neben seinem weltoffenen, unermüdlich regsamen Wirken als Anreger und Förderer war es B.s Tätigkeit als Vermittler, sei es durch die Übersetzung fremdsprachiger Literatur, u.a. John Miltons und Homers, sei es durch die Herausgabe vergessener ma. Texte, so v.a. der Manessischen Handschrift und von Teilen des Nibelungenlieds, aber auch etwa von Martin Opitz, was ihn zu einer der herausragenden Gestalten des 18. Jh. in der Schweiz machte. Wenig Wertschätzung haben dagegen seine zahlreichen dramat. und epischen Dichtungen gefunden. 600 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Danielis Melandri et Paulli Frisii alterius ad alterum De theoria lunæ commentarii

      Ex Tipograohia Regia (Bodoni), Parma 1769 - In-4 (255x190 mm.), pp. 86, (2). Con 1 tavola incisa ripiegata. Vignetta calcografica al frontespizio incisa da Noe Provesi. Non comune. Legatura in mezza pelle moderna verde con titoli in oro al dorso e piatti marmorizzati. Esemplare in barbe. Bella e non comune edizione scientifica, una delle pochissime bodoniane illustrate, in cui vengono affiancati i lineamenti di teoria lunare di Melander di Hjelm e, introdotti a c. H1-recto da un occhietto, i commentari sui moti lunari del matematico e astronomo milanese Paolo Frisi, che fu anche animatore del Caffé e figura di primo piano dell'illuminismo lombardo. Bibliografia: Brooks, n. 10. Riccardi, I, 487. Montucla, Historie, t. IV, p. 77. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Controversy between Great Britain and Her Colonies Reviewed; The Several Pleas of the Colonies, In Support of Their Right to All the Liberties and Privileges of British Subjects, and to Exemption from the Legislative Authority of Parliament

      London: Almon, 1769. First Edition, with half-title. [iv],207,lv, [1], 8, ads. pp. 8vo. Modern brown morocco. American Controversy 69-17a; Howes K226, "aa"; American Independence 65a; Sabin 38180; ESTC T4080

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        Relazione della Corsica trasportata in italiano dall'originale inglese stampato in Glatgua nel 1768. [ - Giornale del viaggio fatto nell'isola di Corsica con alcune memorie del generale Pasquale Paoli che serve di tomo II alla Relazione della Corsica].

      presso Williams 1769 2 volumi in - 8° (cm. 21), brossura mute coeve; pp. 280 in buono stato (lievi bruniture) e 1 tavola con ritratto inciso in rame da Costantini del generale Pasquale Paoli (dedicatario); pp. 132 in buono stato (lieve gora marginale ad alcune) e 1 mappa dell'isola incisa in rame da Lapis ripiegata f.t. in fine. Prima traduzione italiana di questo studio dello scozzese Boswell sull'indipendentismo corso e sulla geografia dell'isola, difficile a trovarsi completo dei due volumi. Cfr. Starace 243. Esemplare molto buono.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        Geschichte von Paraguay. Aus spanischen Handschriften übersetzt, nebst dem Criminal-Proceß wider die Jesuiten in Spanien. 5 Bl., 134, 72 S. Pappbd d. Z.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig 1769. - – Beigebunden: (Pombal, Sebastiano José de Carvalho e Mello). Die in Paraguai zerstöhrte Republik der Jesuiten, Oder Zuverlässige Nachricht von dem Krieg, welchen die Geistlichen dieses Ordens gegen die Könige von Spanien und Portugall um die Oberherrschaft über die Krongüter in Paraguai zu behaupten. 64 S. Frankfurt und Leipzig 1758. I. Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe der Geschichte von Paraguay, die wesentlich von den Missionen der Jesuiten geprägt war, die das östliche und südöstliche Paraguay fast unabhängig von Spanien gemacht hatten. Der Bürgerkrieg von 1731 wurde durch einen Grenzberichtigungsvertrag zwischen Johann I. von Portugal und Ferdinand IV. von Spanien beendet. Die Jesuiten widersetzten sich jedoch dessen Regelungen und wurden nach dem Sieg der vereinten spanischen und portugiesischen Heere verbannt und des Landes verwiesen; ihr Besitz ging an die Zivilbehörden. Das Vorgehen der Jesuiten wird von Escandon, der Erzbischof von Lima wurde, durchaus kritisch geschildert. Der Beitrag Nusdorfers (fehlt häufig) verteidigt die Jesuiten und bringt Auszüge aus dem Prozess gegen sie. – Sabin 22821. Nicht bei Henze und in den anderen einschlägigen Bibliographien. Kein Exemplar im JAP seit 1950. – II. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, ebenfalls sehr selten. Pombal, einflussreicher portugiesischer Premier, kritisiert die Jesuiten scharf, da sie die Oberherrschaft über die Krongüter unter dem Vorwand der Religion an sich gezogen hätten. – Gestoch. Exlibris Breitenbauch. Vorderdeckel mit Signaturschild. Gering fleckig, gutes Exemplar. – Sabin 63901. Nicht bei Henze. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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        The Present State of the Nation: Particularly with respect to its Trade, Finances, &c. &c. Addressed to the King and Both Houses of Parliament

      London: Printed for J. Almon, 1769. Fourth edition, first state with page 82 misnumbered 87 and page 86 correctly numbered. Pp. [2], iv, 9-107. Lacking half-title, errata and blanks at end. 1 vols. 8vo. Disbound. Some light offsetting, half-title loose else very good. Also attributed to Thomas Whateley and George Granville.

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        The Spiritual Fisherman; or, The Character, Complaint, Duty and Resolution of an Evangeical Minister, attempted to be Represented and Improved in a Sermon preached at the Annual Meeting of Ministers at the Old Meeting Place, Broad-Street, Reading, Berk, August 19th, 1769...Published at the Request of Ministers and People

      London: printed for the author: and sold by E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, 1769. First edition, one of two issues in same year (the other is an anonymous issue dated 1769, known in a single copy at Reading ESTC T160335). [iv],[1]-48pp. 8vo. Mid-19th century cloth, spine gilt. Some faint spots and light stains, crease to title, spine chipped at the head. Bookplate of Dean Sage. Rare. No copy appears in last 30 years in trade that we can find.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF ENGLAND AND WALES, Containing a Particular Account of Each County, with Its Antiquities. and the Lives of the Illustrious Men. Embellished with Two Hundred and Forty Copper Plates.

      Newbery and Carnan. 1769-1770, London - Roscoe. JOHN NEWBERY A112. 12mo. 10 volumes. With 240 added engravings. Orig. full calf, red morocco spine labels. This set with Volume 2 in another cont. binding, slightly larger and with the spine gilt tooled. Spine extremities a bit rubbed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Neue Erdbeschreibung,

      Hamburg, Johann Carl Bohn 1769-73. - Mischaufl. (2.-6. Ausgabe). Tle. 1-5 in 9 geb. (Komplett) 8°. Mit je 1 gest. Titelvign. HLdr. d.Zt. mit goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Kanten leicht berieb. In gutem Zustand. Bd. I (in 2 Teilen): Dänemark, Norwegen, Schweden, das ganze russische Kaisertum, Preussen, Polen, Ungarn und die europäische Türkey. Bd. II (in 2 Teilen): Portugal, Spanien, Frankreich, Italien und Großbritannien. Bd. III (in 3 Teilen): Das deutsche Reich nach seiner gegenwärtigen Staatsverfassung enthält. Bd. IV: Die vereinigten Niederlande, Helvetien, Schlesien und Glatz. Bd. V: Erste Abtheilung, welche unterschiedene Länder von Asia begreift. Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Quebec - Quebek, de Hoofdstad van Kanada; aan de Rivier van St. Laurens

      Amsterdam: Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika, 1769. 1st. No binding. Very Good. Condition: +A, hand colour Size: 16.7 x 13 inches, 42.5 x 33.1 cm This handsome map vividly illustrates the English siege and attack on Quebec that resulted in the city's capture and ultimately the end of the French and Indian War. Tirion closely copied these details from a similar plan by Thomas Jefferys. The naval and army positions are graphically depicted and keyed to a table at upper right. There is a small inset of "De Rivier boven Quebek" at upper left. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose. Issued folding, now flattened. Ref: Kershaw IV #1018.

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        Carte de la Suisse ou sont les treize cantons et leurs allies, les sujets de ces Cantons, leurs allies et leurs sujets. Presentee et dediee a Albert Frederich de Erlach.

      Publiee par Francois Grasset ... a Lausanne 1769,. 49x65 cm. (53 x 68), format 49 x 65 cm, 1:530000, 3 x 6 segments montes sur toile, qqs taches marginales, Carte geographique gravee sur cuivre. carte repliee dans etui cart. recouv. de papier marbre (frotte et partiel. erafle).. E. Dussy scripsit, Aldring Sculp. Titre en haut a gauche dans cartouche (Arrivet inv. & sculp.) avec e.a. les armoiries des cantons, et vignette a cote avec la scene du tir de Guillaume (Wilhelm) Tell sur la pomme. Frontieres (politiques) coloriees a la main.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Die Karte erschien mit Flächenkolorit nach Konfessionen und nach Sprachen. (Blumer). Graf listet 3 Karten: vorliegende, sowie eine nach Konfes. u. eine nach Sprachen. Blumer 253; Graf BSL II/38.

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        La Banque rendue facile aux principales nations de l'Europe. Troisième édition, Revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée sur les Mémoires & les Avis des plus fameux Banquiers, Négociants, &c. A la suite de laquelle, on trouve le Traité de l'Achat des Matières & Espèces d'Or & d'Argent, & la manière de tenir les Livres en parties doubles.

      - Lyon, Regnault, 1769. 2 parties en un volume in-4, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés, tranches jaspées, (2), viii, (24), 478 p. et (6), xii, (2), 38, (4), 105, (1), 50 p. Véritable usuel à l'usage des commerçants et négociants, l'ouvrage connut un succès considérable. La première partie contient un dictionnaire des termes de commerce, un guide pour les usagers des banques, les cours de change européens et un "État abrégé des productions & marchandises de toutes les places". La seconde partie, en pagination discontinue, contient un traité de comptabilité en partie double illustré de nombreux exemples et cas pratiques, avec tableaux et illustrations. (Goldsmiths'-Kress, n°10566. Higgs, ‘Bibl. of Economics’, 4737. De Rover et Stevelinck, ‘La comptabilité à travers les âges’, n°89. Hausdorfer, 'Accounting bibliography', p. 99. Reymondin, p. 63). Quelques épidermures et petits accrocs à la reliure. Petit cachet ex-libris ancien: "Dumas Gasparin". Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Pogonotomie, ou l'Art d'apprendre a se raser soi - meme, avec la maniere de connoitre toutes sortes de Pierres propres à affiler tous les outils ou instruments...

      Chez Dufour 1769 La Pogonotomie, ou l'Art d'apprendre a se raser soi - meme, avec la maniere de connoitre toutes sortes de Pierres propres à affiler tous les outils ou instruments; & les moyens de preparer les cuirs pour repasser les rasoirs, la maniere d'en faire de tres - bons; suivi d'une observation imporgtante sur la Saignée. Par J.J. Perret. Paris, Chez Dufour, 1769. In - 8°, (17,4 x 10 cm.), piena pelle d' epoca, dorso a 5 nervi con decori in oro, ornamenti d' orati sui piani e tagli in oro. 2 ff. bianchi, xxiii, 197 pp. con 2 tavole più volte ripiegate incise in rame fuori testo. L'A. fu Maestro Coltellinaio e fabbricante di strumenti chirurgici; inoltre fu l'inventore del rasoio qui illustrato. Bellissimo esemplare. Scheda provvisoria.

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        La Pogonotomie, ou l'Art d'apprendre a se raser soi-meme, avec la maniere de connoitre toutes sortes de Pierres propres à affiler tous les outils ou instruments; & les moyens de preparer les cuirs pour repasser les rasoirs, la maniere d'en faire de tres-bons; suivi d'une observation imporgtante sur la Saignée

      Chez Dufour, Paris 1769 - La Pogonotomie, ou l'Art d'apprendre a se raser soi-meme, avec la maniere de connoitre toutes sortes de Pierres propres à affiler tous les outils ou instruments; & les moyens de preparer les cuirs pour repasser les rasoirs, la maniere d'en faire de tres-bons; suivi d'une observation imporgtante sur la Saignée. Par J.J. Perret. Paris, Chez Dufour, 1769. In-8°, (17,4 x 10 cm.), piena pelle d' epoca, dorso a 5 nervi con decori in oro, ornamenti d' orati sui piani e tagli in oro. 2 ff. bianchi, xxiii, 197 pp. con 2 tavole più volte ripiegate incise in rame fuori testo. L'A. fu Maestro Coltellinaio e fabbricante di strumenti chirurgici; inoltre fu l'inventore del rasoio qui illustrato. Bellissimo esemplare. Scheda provvisoria. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alceste. Tragedia. Messa in musica... -

      Vienna, Trattner, 1769.In - folio. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso con nervi e fregi oro; abili restauri agli angoli e alle cerniere. (12), 233 pp.; frontespizio impolverato e testo lievemente ossidato; buon esemplare appartenuto al cantante Boris Christoff con la sua firma a matita ripetuta su alcune pagine. Rara prima edizione della più importante opere italiana di Gluck, e la seconda delle cosidette "opere riformate". Contiene al principio la celebre prefazione, o epistola, in cui Gluck e il librettista livornese Ranieri de' Calzabigi (1714 - 95), elencano i principi ideali che dovranno ispirare l?arte del melodramma in futuro. In sostanza, la composizione di un'opera deve essere curata senza la ricerca dell?effetto fine a sé stesso, evitando ?di far pompa di difficoltà in pregiudizio della chiarezza?. RISM G2661. Hirsch II, 261. Rare first edition of Gluck's most important Italian opera, and the second of the so - called "reform operas". It contains the celebrated preface or epistle in which Gluck and Ranieri de' Calzabigi outlined their principles and ideals in composing opera. Title a little dusty and some toning of the paper; generally a good copy in contemp. calf, spine gilt, corners and joints neatly repaired; from the library of the opera singer Boris Christoff with his pencil signature repaeated on various leaves.

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        Nachrichten von Künstlern und Kunst-Sache [and] ? Zweyter Theil. Mit vielen Kupfern

      Leipzig; Wien: Johan Paul Krauss, 1769. First Edition. With 24 folding plates. xxv, 436, [12, index & errata]; [xl], 524, [18, index & errata]. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine label. Exterior worn, tear at foot of spine, internally tight and clean. A very good copy. Includes notices of Berlin artists, graphic arts (engravers, early woodcuts & woodcut books), history of printing, and account of a journey through Lower Saxony, Westphalia & and Holland. Part Two, with striking images from early printed books such as the "Eagle of John" from Ars Memorandi, includes "a dissertation on the earliest forms of wood-cutting as applied to the illustration ? Heinecken conjectures that Gutenberg took the idea of printing from the playing-card makers, who are said to have been the first engravers of historical subjects intermingled with texts. ? Heinecken is of opinion that their first productions were taken from wooden blocks." (Bigmore & Wyman).

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        Histoire Universelle traitée relativement aux arts de peindre et de sculpter ou Tableaux de l'Histoire

      Merlin, Paris 1769 - chez Merlin, libraire rue de la Harpe, vis-à-vis la rue Poupée, Paris 1769 - 3 volumes XXXVI+442+516+518 (les dernières pages du t3 composées de la table des matières ont été présentées dans un certain désordre) - Reliure plein cuir tabac, dos plat, filet doré sur les couvertures, tranches en rouge - État satisfaisant, l'intérieur est en bon état, les dos de reliure sont abîmés et on décèle certaines traces de vers ref 433-435 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible WITH: The Book of Common Prayer

      Cambridge: John Archdeacon. Oxford: T. Wright and W. Gill, 1769-1774. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. Together 3 volumes, 12mo. BOUND IN BRISTOL BY J. NORTON: Contemporary English morocco, gilt with large and small tools, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some wear to binding extremities, headcaps a little frayed FINE PROVINCIAL BINDINGS: A set of three volumes bound by a little-known Bristol workshop that was active under the auspices of publisher John Norton. A virtually identical binding is in the Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings at the British Library (BL c.150.c.7) and features Norton's ticket: "Made and Sold by J. Norton, Book & Printseller at ye Milton's Head, Wine Street, Bristol." We have identified another binding from the Norton shop in the Henry Davis Gift (Foot, II, no. 183, describing it only as "a London binding, ca. 1774") on a copy of Rider's British Merlin (London, 1774). Foot knew of one other binding by this shop in the Folger Shakespeare Library; her reference to ("BX 5145") is wrong: in fact the Folger example is a Book of Common Prayer (Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, 1772. The correct call number is: BX5145 A4 1772 Cage). * The tools on our Book of Common prayer shares the same roll along the spine as the other two volumes, although the decoration on the covers and spine compartment is different, and thus offers more evidence of the J. Norton workshop in Bristol. The name John Norton appears in the British Book Trade Index from 1775-1824, 1830, and 1842-1847 as Bookbinder, Bookseller, and Stationer in Bristol. Surely the Index must be conflating John Norton father and son. PROVENANCE: "A. Ugnall 1775" -- "Ann Toplis 1777" -- "Eliza Toplis 1807" -- "R. Lionel Foster, Whitchurch, Reading, Oxon." (Foster was at Eton 1884-1889; he was the second son of John Foster, J.P., D.L. , of Coombe Park, for which see Debrett's Baronetage).

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        An Essay on the Natural History of Guiana, In South America. Containing A Description of many Curious Productions in the Animal and Vegetable Systems of that Country. Together with an Account of The Religion, Manners, and Customs of several Tribes of its Indian Inhabitants. Interspersed with A Variety of Literary and Medical Observations. In Several Letters from a Gentleman of the Medical Faculty, During his Residence in that Country.

      London, Becket & De Hondt, 1769. 8vo. Contemporary full mottled calf with five raised bands to richly gilt spine. Gilt borders to boards and blindtooling to all edges of boards. Bookbinder's label to inside of front board: Hearne, 81 Strand. Spine slightly weak, with cords showing at a few places and tiny pieces of the leather chipped off. Corners with wear. With the bookplate of Charles First Viscount Eversley of Herkfield to inside of front board. Old owner's signature to title-page: M Moseley. Very light occasional brownspotting and last two leaves of advertisement with a bit heavier brownspotting. An excellent copy with wide margins. 1 engraved plate (showing the electric eel), (4), IV, 402, (6 - Contents & advertisements) pp.. First edition of one of the most significant works in the history of electrophysiology, the work that laid the foundation for the study of electric fish in connection with electricity and profoundly altered the course of the scientific research in the nature of electricity. In the present work, Bancroft famously challenges Réaumur's firmly accepted theory that the shock from the Torpedo Fish is mechanical rather than electrical and gives a number of proofs that this shock is in fact electrical, sparking the interest in the nature of fish in connection with electricity, which led directly to the discoveries of Galvani and Volta.It was due to the present work by Bancroft that John Walsh took an interest in electric fish and finally, in 1772, obtained firm evidence of Bancroft's theory that the shock of the fish are indeed electric (and not mechanical) in nature. This discovery completely altered the scientific view of the nature of electricity and laid the foundation for all later discoveries in the field. "Electric fish have proved to be one of the most significant scientific and philosophical tools in the history of early European neuroscience. The birth of electrophysiology through the work of Luigi Galvani and the invention of the electric battery through the work of Alessandro Volta. Galvani's endeavour was strongly stimulated by the previous electric fish studies and particularly by the results obtained by an Englishman, John Walsh. On the other hand, Volta's invention of the electric battery depended on previous electric fish studies to such a point that in his first communication to the Royal society announcing the new instrument he called it "organ électric artificiel", i.e. the artificial equivalent of the electric organ of fishes. Walsh was an amateur scientist in the true sense of an enthusiast. His interest in electric fishes had been stimulated by the work on the "torporifick eels" (i.e., electric eels) of Guiana, made by the American physician and naturalist Edward Bancroft (1744-1821). The prevailing mechanical conceptions of the fish's shock was advocated by the French naturalist René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757), who studied torpedo rays in his home town, La Rochelle. In opposition to this, Bancroft assumed that the shock of the Guiana eels was due to "an emission of torporific, or electric particles". After discussing the matter in London with Bancroft and Benjamin Franklin, one of the authorities on electric studies of his period, Walsh set off for La Rochelle in 1772, where, in an intensive research period, he obtained firm evidence of the electric nature of the fish's shock. Four years later he was able to confirm and extend his results on electric eels which arrived in London from the Dutch Guiana; a visible spark was produced at the moment of the shock. After Walsh, and particularly, in the nineteenth century, the interest in electric fish was also very remarkable attracting the interest of a variety of scientists, including Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), Humphry Davy (1778-1829), Michael Faraday (1791-1867) and Carlo Matteucci (1811-1868). In this period, the passage of Alexander von Humboldt's narrative of his voyage to South America vividly describing how electric eels were captured by the natives for him was one of the most read texts of popular science in both Europe." (Wade, Piccolino & Simmons: Portraits of European Neuroscientists: John Walsh).Due to the Lorenzini's and Réaumur's studies of the torpedo, the reference hypothesis on the nature of the fish shock remained mechanical, a theory that was not really disputed. "The situation changed in 1769 when Edward Bancroft and American born doctor (who lately established himself in England), with an interest in natural history, published an account of observations made in equatorial America [i.e. the present work]. Of particular relevance was Bancroft's description of a peculiar fish referred to as a "Torporific Eel", found "near the coasts and the rivers of Guiana". After a rather detailed description of the external morphology of the fish, which appears to be superficially similar to a Lamprey, Bancroft wrote:"But the most curious property of the Torporific Eel is, that when touched either by the naked hand or by a rod of iron, gold, silver, copper &c held in the hand, or by a stick of some particular kinds of heavy AMERICAN woord, it communicates a shock perfectly resembling that of Electricity, which is commonly so violent, that but few are willing to suffer it a second time."The comparison between the shock of the eel and that of the torpedo as described by Réaumur inspired Bancroft to the following reflexions:"What affinity there may be between the shock of Torpofific Eel and that of Torpedo, I am unable to determine with certainty, having never felt the latter; but from all the particulars which I have been able to collect relatively thereto, I think it is pretty evident both are communicated in the same manner and by the same instruments..."Bancroft continued by exposing those characteristics of the eel's shock that made it unlikely that it could be accounted for on a mechanical basis. [...] On the basis of these characteristics he assumed that the shock was produced by "an emission of torporific or electrical particles", depending on the life of the animal and under the control of its will. Finally, coming back to M. De Réaumur, he concludes provocatively: "From whence it is self-evident that, either the mechanisms and properties of the Torpedo and those of the Torporific Eel are widely different, or that Mons. De Réaumur has amused the world with an imaginary hypothesis: and, from my own observations, as well as the information which I have been able to obtain on this subject, I am disposed to embrace the latter inference" (pp. 198-199).If one was inclined to endorse Bancroft's statement as a veritable scientific challenge, then all that remained to be done was to investigate the characteristic of the shock of the torpedo in order to see whether they corresponded to those of the eel; or, on the contrary, were so different, as to justify, in the case of the torpedo, a mechanical explanation apparently incompatible with the eel's shock.This was just what John Walsh, a wealthy English gentleman with an interest into natural history and "experimental philosophy", decided to pursue through a journey to France in the summer of 1772...." (Harry Whitaker: Brain, Mind and Medicine: Essays in Eighteenth-Century Neuroscience, pp. 129-30). Sabin: 3106 ("A very useful and entertaining work")Wood: 220 ("One of the earliest and most informative accounts of the flora and fauna of the Guianas")

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        An Historical Journal of the Campaigns in North America for the Years 1757 1758 1759 and 1760 Containing the Most Remarkable Occurrences of that Period; Particularly the Two Sieges of Quebec

      London: For the Author ; and sold by W. Johnston, 1769. First edition. Large folding map of North America and frontispiece portrait of Lord Amherst in vol. I; frontispiece portrait in vol. II. ix, [7, subscribers], 405, [3]; [2], 465 pp. Errata leaf in each volume. 2 vols. 4to. Mid-nineteenth century tan polished calf, gilt spine, leather labels. Superficial traces of wear, a few occasional foxing marks. Handsome copy with generous margins. An important first-hand account of the French and Indian War, containing "One of the most accurate and detailed accounts available on the sieges of Louisbourg and Quebec" (TPL). The map shows British holdings in North America according to the Treaty of Paris in 1763.

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        Nachrichten von Künstlern und Kunst-Sache [and] ? Zweyter Theil Mit vielen Kupfern

      Leipzig; Wien: Johan Paul Krauss, 1769. First Edition. With 24 folding plates. xxv, 436, [12, index & errata]; [xl], 524, [18, index & errata]. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine label. Exterior worn, tear at foot of spine, internally tight and clean. A very good copy. Includes notices of Berlin artists, graphic arts (engravers, early woodcuts & woodcut books), history of printing, and account of a journey through Lower Saxony, Westphalia & and Holland. Part Two, with striking images from early printed books such as the "Eagle of John" from Ars Memorandi, includes "a dissertation on the earliest forms of wood-cutting as applied to the illustration ... Heinecken conjectures that Gutenberg took the idea of printing from the playing-card makers, who are said to have been the first engravers of historical subjects intermingled with texts. ... Heinecken is of opinion that their first productions were taken from wooden blocks." (Bigmore & Wyman).

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        Recueil de planches, sur les sciences, les arts liberaux, et les arts mechaniques, avec leur explication. (Sixieme livraison, ou septieme volume).

      Paris, Briasson, 1769.. Mit 243 teils doppelblattgrossen Kupfertafeln sowie den einzeln paginierten zu den einzelnen Abteilungen gehörenden Textseiten, geglätteter Kalbslederband der Zeit mir reicher Rückenvergoldung, 40,5 x 27 cm,. Einband stärker berieben und beschabt, innen teils etwas gebräunt (Textblätter, die Tafeln weniger). Enthält u. a. : Hongroyeur (3 Taf.), Imprimerie en caraceres (et) en taille douce (zus. 21). - Manege et equitation (33). - Marechal ferrant (et) grossier (zus. 17). - Marine, Evolutions navals, Forge des ancres (zus. 57). - Maroquinier (5). - Menuiserie en batimens (38). - Menuiserie en meubles (20). - Menuisierie en voitures (30). - Musique (19).

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        The Holy Bible. WITH: The Book of Common Prayer

      Cambridge: John Archdeacon. Oxford: T. Wright and W. Gill, 1769-1774. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. Together 3 volumes, 12mo. BOUND IN BRISTOL BY J. NORTON: Contemporary English morocco, gilt with large and small tools, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some wear to binding extremities, headcaps a little frayed FINE PROVINCIAL BINDINGS: A set of three volumes bound by a little-known Bristol workshop that was active under the auspices of publisher John Norton. A virtually identical binding is in the Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings at the British Library (BL c.150.c.7) and features Norton's ticket: "Made and Sold by J. Norton, Book & Printseller at ye Milton's Head, Wine Street, Bristol." We have identified another binding from the Norton shop in the Henry Davis Gift (Foot, II, no. 183, describing it only as "a London binding, ca. 1774") on a copy of Rider's British Merlin (London, 1774). Foot knew of one other binding by this shop in the Folger Shakespeare Library; her reference to ("BX 5145") is wrong: in fact the Folger example is a Book of Common Prayer (Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, 1772. The correct call number is: BX5145 A4 1772 Cage). * The tools on our Book of Common prayer shares the same roll along the spine as the other two volumes, although the decoration on the covers and spine compartment is different, and thus offers more evidence of the J. Norton workshop in Bristol. The name John Norton appears in the British Book Trade Index from 1775-1824, 1830, and 1842-1847 as Bookbinder, Bookseller, and Stationer in Bristol. Surely the Index must be conflating John Norton father and son. PROVENANCE: "A. Ugnall 1775" -- "Ann Toplis 1777" -- "Eliza Toplis 1807" -- "R. Lionel Foster, Whitchurch, Reading, Oxon." (Foster was at Eton 1884-1889; he was the second son of John Foster, J.P., D.L. , of Coombe Park, for which see Debrett's Baronetage).

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        Leis de 18 de Agosta de 1769 e de 3 de Agosto de 1770-E de Tabella.

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

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1769. First Edition. Without the 8-page supplement of addenda and corrigenda, often lacking. With the Table of Consanguinity and the Table of Descents in volume 2, without the 'Supplement to the First Edition,' which is sometimes bound in. 4 vols. 4to. Bound in contemporary calf, all volumes rebacked retaining original morocco lettering pieces, varying foxing, most noticeably at beginning and end of each volume. Early 19th-century armorial bookplates of John Rogers. Attractive set of this classic, one of the cornerstones of the Anglo-American legal system, and still regarded as the best general history of English law. In these lectures which he gave as the first Vinerian Professor of Law at Oxford, Blackstone taught (as even his critic Bentham noted) "jurisprudence to speak the language of the scholar and gentleman.".

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        A Collection of Anthems Used in His Majesty's Chapel Royal, and Most Cathedral Churches in England and Ireland

      London: for J. and F. Rivington . and W. Ginger, 1769 - The words to anthems composed by Byrd, Purcell, Boyce, Handel, et al (ANTHEM BOOK) The First edition to include a Preface by Bayly. 8vo. Title and text ruled in red. xv, [1], 240, [5] pp. Title leaf a cancel. Full contemporary red morocco, covers with gilt greek key border, gilt cornerpieces of crowns and flowers, and a large central gilt device combining crown and stars flanked by angels blowing horns, the royal monogram of King George surmounting the gilt letters: "Chapel Royal St. James's"; richly gilt spine, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of "Gilbert Nicholson of the Country of Balrath in the County of Meath", dated 1669; bookplate of "Laurence A. Waldron" on the front free endpaper; and bookplate of "Marino, Killiney" on the rear pastedown, presumably Marino House and Casino, which was built for Lord Charlemont. Spine a little dark, slight rubbing to head and corners, but altogether well-preserved and very pretty [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Collection of Anthems Used in His Majesty's Chapel Royal, and Most Cathedral Churches in England and Ireland

      London: for J. and F. Rivington ... and W. Ginger, 1769. The First edition to include a Preface by Bayly. Title and text ruled in red. xv, [1], 240, [5] pp. Title leaf a cancel. 1 vols. 8vo. Full contemporary red morocco, covers with gilt greek key border, gilt cornerpieces of crowns and flowers, and a large central gilt device combining crown and stars flanked by angels blowing horns, the royal monogram of King George surmounting the gilt letters: "Chapel Royal St. James's"; richly gilt spine, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of "Gilbert Nicholson of the Country of Balrath in the County of Meath", dated 1669; bookplate of "Laurence A. Waldron" on the front free endpaper; and bookplate of "Marino, Killiney" on the rear pastedown, presumably Marino House and Casino, which was built for Lord Charlemont. Spine a little dark, slight rubbing to head and corners, but altogether well-preserved and very pretty. The words to anthems composed by Byrd, Purcell, Boyce, Handel, et al.

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        Relazione della Corsica

      Williams 1769 Corsica figurato '700. La seconda opera è uscita come secondo volume della prima, ma le due opere si trovano spesso anche da sole ( vedi ICCU)

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        Discourses

      1769. REYNOLDS, Sir, Joshua. A Collection of 6 Discourses, Delivered by Joshua Reynolds to the Royal Academy as President, in the years 1769-1791, of which four are Presentation copies, inscribed by Reynolds. 4to., ca. 250 x 190 mm. Early twentieth century full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf. London: 1769-1790. |~||~||~||~||~||~||~||~| First Editions. A collection of six of the total fifteen discourses published, namely the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 11th, 15th discourses, of which four are presentation copies, inscribed by reynolds. As the first President of the Royal Academy, Reynolds was responsible for raising the status of artists and the prestige of art in England. His discourses are considered the classical expression of the academic doctrine of the "Grand Manner". The Discourses are the embodiment of the Neo-classical tradition and an attempt to counter the advent of Romanticism. CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION: A discourse, delivered at the opening of the Royal Academy, January 2, 1769, by the president. [4], 15, [1] pp. London: Printed in the year, 1769. Inscribed "From the Author". A discourse, delivered to the students of the Royal Academy, on the distribution of the prizes, December 14, 1781. By the president. [2], 20 pp. London: Sold by Thomas Davies, 1781. A discourse, delivered to the students of the Royal Academy on the distribution of the prizes, December 11, 1786, by the president. [2], 36 pp. London: Printed by by Thomas Davies, 1785. A discourse, delivered to the students of the Royal Academy, on the distribution of the prizes, December 10, 1776. By the president. [4], 44 pp. London: Printed by Thomas Davies, 1777. Inscribed "From the Author" with most of the inscription lost to the binder. A discourse, delivered to the students of the Royal Academy on the distribution of the prizes, December 10, 1782, by the president. 28 pp. London: Printed by Thomas Cadell, 1783. Inscribed "Mr. Tronquin from the Author". A discourse, delivered to the students of the Royal Academy, on the distribution of the prizes, Dec. 10, 1790. By the president. [4], 31, [1] pp. London: Printed by Thomas Cadell, 1791. Inscribed "Bishop of Salisbury from the Author". Hilles, F.W. The Literary Career of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 3 et seq. Schlosser-Magnino 675. Cicognara 198.

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        Observations for Determining the Length of a Degree of Latitude in the Provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania, in North America by Messieurs Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. LVIII For the Year 1768; pp. 274-323.)

      Royal Society of London, London 1769 - An important volume in its inclusion of the lengthy report and supporting tables of data Mason and Dixon on their landmark survey between 1763 & 1767 that solved the border dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland. The resulting line that they determined became the now famous "Mason-Dixon Line" that some would say became the cultural border between the South and North in the United States. Read at the Society on November 24, 1768.Also contains papers by numerous other authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates. [2], v-xii, 382, [2] pp. 8vo. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling, scuffing and tears where call numbers have been removed. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Guida de'Forestieri, curiori di vedere e di riconscere le cose

      1769. NAPLES. La Guida de'Forestieri, curiosi di vedere, e di riconoscere le cose più memorabili di Pozzuoli , Baja, Cuma, Miseno, Gaeta, ed altri Luoghi circonvicini. Bilingual text in Italian and French. By Pompeo Sarnelli. [12], 312, [12] pp. Illustrated with 20 full-page engraved plates and two larger folding engraved plates, one being the engraved map of the Bay of Naples inserted at the end. 12mo., 154 x 90 mm, bound in contemporary Italian full vellum. In Napoli: Saviero Rossi, 1769. |~||~||~||~| Fourth Edition of this rare traveler's guide to the Bay of Naples region, written in Italian and French. The town of Pozzuoli is located five miles to the southwest of Naples. Pozzuoli began as a Greek colony and was later settled by the Romans in 194 BC. Its name derives from the sulfur smell issuing from the volcanic caldera, the Campi Flegrei. Sarnelli's guide also covers the towns and ancient Roman sites around Cumae, Miseno, Bacoli, and Gaeta. The French translator, Antonio Bulisone, adds a section on the thermal spas on the volcanic island of Ischia and the medicinal cures they offered. Pompeo Sarnelli (1649-1724), an Italian writer and bishop of Bisceglie, wrote popular guide books for the Naples region that went through numerous editions. They were written expressly for foreigners visiting the Naples area on the Grand Tour. In his La Guida di Pozzuoli Sarnelli leads one through the major archaeological and ancient Roman architectural sites of the surrounding the Bay of Naples, including: the Temple of Serapis, the Flavian Amphitheater, Lake Averno, Lake Lucrino with the villa of Cicero in Pozzuoli, the Temple of Zeus (home of the Cumaean sibyl), and the many churches, castles and architectural highlights of the smaller villages. Insignificant soiling to vellum binding, else, a fine copy. Cicognara 4269. Fossati-Bellani 3870. Borroni II, 7732-3. Lozzi 3833.

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        Manuscript weaving and dyeing manual: F?rbebuch f?r Gottlob Friedrich Rose in Frohburg Anno 1769

      Frohburg, 1769. Manuscript on paper (186 x 160 mm). [47] leaves plus two blanks. Fraktur & cursive script. Illustrated with 11 pages (ff. 41v-46v) of weaving patterns. No visible watermarks. Leaves 2-8 with remains of red wax adhesive. Some soiling and staining. Contemporary half calf (sheep?), the boards covered in very crude comb-marbled paper (worn).***A rare survival: an 18th-century weaver's manuscript recipe book and collection of weaving patterns, containing OVER EIGHTY RECIPES FOR DYES AND TWENTY-ONE WEAVING PATTERNS. The manuscript appears to be in one hand. An addition is dated 1789. The versos of the first six text leaves have small blobs of red wax along the fore-margins, apparently the remains of an adhesive: the text implies that color samples were affixed in those places. The Gottlob Friedrich Rose for whom the recipes and patterns were recorded was presumably an apprentice or offspring of the weaver. Each recipe contains a heading in Fraktur identifying the color and detailed instructions for its preparation, including quantity, in cursive script. The many recipes for shades of grays, greens, blacks and browns give a snapshot view of the street scene on cold, dark winter days; but at least as many reds, greens, blues, violets, yellows, and shades of gold and silver enliven the scene. Gradations of color and varieties of textile bases account for the quantity of different recipes: thus scarlet-red differs from red-scarlet, madder-red (Krapp-roth), carmine-red, English madder-red, red on linen, rose-red, and rose-red on wool. Gold-yellow, olive-green, English-black, flesh-color (Leib-Farb), wood-blue, violet-brown…together these colors evoke a pre-industrial world of local self-sufficiency. The weaving patterns, with names of popular weaves like "Everlastin" [sic], are for looms with different numbers of shafts (vier-schäftige, sechs-schäftige, zehn- schäftige, etc.). Frohburg is a small town located midway between Leipzig and Chemnitz. Before industrialization weaving was its most important local industry. Architectural evidence of the craft subsists today in a few traditional artisans' houses, in which the ground floor contains the workshop or weaving room and the upper floor the living and sleeping areas (cf. Gestaltungssatzung Frohburg. Örtliche Bauvorsschrift der Stadt Frohburg, Frohburg 2000).

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        Concilios

      1769. MEXICAN IMPRINT. Concilios Provinciales Primero, Segundo, celebrados en la muy noble, y muy leal ciudad de Mexico. Edited by Francisco Lorenzana. [10], 396, [12] pp. Folio, 272 x 194 mm, bound in full contemporary Spanish vellum, title hand-written in brown ink on spine. Mexico: Hogal, 1769.First Edition. Sabin states: "The first Council was originally printed in 1556, at Mexico, by Juan Pablos. This collection of Mexican Councils is of importance as containing those of 1535 and 1565, nowhere else to be found." In addition to the Councils is a section that gives the biographical particulars of the Mexican bishops, see by see, as well as four pastoral letters, none of which are published elsewhere.In the succeeding year, Hogal published the third Council, of 1585, though this is entirely in Latin, and according to Sabin, is also found in the "great collections" of Spanish Church Councils. A beautifully printed volume, with attractive and elaborate tailpieces, from the press of one of Mexico's greatest printer. This copy with excised bottom portion of title-page, presumably to conceal an owner's name; overall, a fine copy. Palau 142387. Sabin 42063/4.

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        Diverse Maniere d'adornare i Cammini

      1769. PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista. Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall'architettura egizia, etrusca, e greca. Con un ragionamento apologetico in difesa dell'architettura egizia, e toscana. [4], 30, [2], 31-35, [3] pp. Illustrated with 77 engraved plates (including caption plates) of which eight are paired on four leaves (Focillon 862, 878, 919, 923) and three are printed in the text (Focillon 855-856, 860), all by Piranesi. Folio, 536 x 398 mm, bound in later Italian half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt ("Tom. IV"). Roma: Salamoni, 1769. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, a crisp, clean copy with early watermarks (Robison "Piranesi" no. 37 = "1760-early 1770s") of Piranesi's hugely influential documentary work on designs for chimneys and furniture. The text appears in Italian, French, and English; it contributed simultaneously to the Greek Revival style, the Etruscan Style, and the Egyptian Revival throughout Europe. Well over 100 separate items of furniture and decorative design are illustrated: in addition to the 61 chimney-piece designs there are six commodes, ten tables, three tripod stands, four chairs, two pairs of shutters, two candelabras, two candlestands, 12 candlesticks, three sconces, 23 clocks, 12 vases (or urns), 12 tea or coffee pots, various portions of moldings, and the woodwork of six coaches and 12 sedan chairs. This was to be Piranesi's final polemical and theoretical publication; it was addressed to an international audience of designers and patrons, and proved to be his most influential contribution to the decorative arts. In the lengthy preface Piranesi defends the creative originality of the Etruscans and discusses the ornamental vocabulary of the Egyptians; but his main theme was the need for creative license in order to fashion a modern style based on a broadly eclectic study of all forms of antiquity. PROVENANCE: Edmond L. Lincoln with his ex-libris. Focillon, nos. 854-926. Exploring Rome: Piranesi and his Contemporaries, pp. 115-118. Wilton- Ely, Piranesi: The Complete Etchings F1. Susan M. Dixon, "Giovanni Battista Piranesi's Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini and Chimneypiece Design as a Vehicle for Polemic," in Studies in the Decorative Arts (Fall 1993), I:1.

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        Supplément à la Bibliographie instructive, ou Catalogue des Livres du Cabinet de feu M. Louis Jean Gaignat, ---

      Paris, de Bure. 1769 - Deux vol.in-8 ; XXXIX-(1)-621 pp., 491-(1) pp. ; basane brune mouchetée, dos lisses très ornés, tranches rouges, roulette sur les coupes, rel. de l' ép. Ed. originale, Quérard II-413. Catalogue de l' une des plus belles bibliothèques du temps, vendue par de Bure le "10 avril 1769 & jours suivans", éditée à la suite de sa "Bibliographie instructive". Table des auteurs en fin du tome II. Coins émoussés, coiffe sup. du tome II arasée, prix d' adjudication à l' encre dans les marges, autres défauts mineurs, bon ex. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Delle Basiliche antiche e specialmente di quella di Vincenza

      1769. [PALLADIO]. ARNALDI, Enea. Delle Basiliche antiche e specialmente di quella di Vincenza del celebre Andrea Palladio. viii, cxxxv pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Palladio, plus eight engraved folding plates. Small 4to., 240 x 165 mm, bound in nineteenth-century green half morocco over orange marbled boards. Vicenza: Francesco Vendramini Mosca, 1769. |~||~||~||~||~| Second Edition, a larger, more deluxe printing than the first edition published two years earlier in Venice. A nice, fresh copy of this beautifully printed treatise on the Basilica Palladiana. This building was the first major work by Palladio, begun by him in 1579 and completed in 1617 after Palladio's death. Of all the structures in Vicenza that are attributed to Palladio, perhaps his most famous is the Palazzo della Regione, a.k.a. "the Basilica," a civic building that dominates the Piazza dei Signori in the heart of town. Palladio remodeled Vicenza's Basilica, or town hall, by buttressing the old structure with a double loggia, a solution Palladio observed in the exterior of the Venetian Library by Sansovino. Palladio also made several trips to Rome to study ancient architecture, borrowing concepts for his own works in Vincenza and in the Veneto. Count Enea Arnaldi (1716-1794), architect and art historian, was responsible for the restoration of Palladio's Basilica in Vicenza. Arnaldi was also the architect of the Vicentine Hippodrome or Cavallerizza (turf for horse races) in 1779. Arnaldi's two most celebrated publications focus on a Palladio architectural masterpieces in Vicenza: the Delle Basiliche antiche describes and illustrates Palladio's Basilica and the Idea di un Teatro provides a fascinating insight into eighteenth-century debates regarding theatre architectural design, with particular emphasis on Palladio's Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza. A crisp, fine copy. PROVENANCE: Marchese Giuseppe Arconati Visconti (1797-1883) with his crowned oval stamp at foot of title-page. Visconti was the owner of the famed Lombardian villa Castelazzo, designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Ruggeri and possessing the largest and most elaborate landscape gardens in Lombardy. (See: Egisto Bragaglia, Gli ex libris italiani 1835). Fowler 30. Schlosser-Magnino 568. Cicognara 876.

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        Les Sultanes Nocturnes, et Ambulantes de la Ville de Paris, contre les Réverberes. [Paris]: “A la Petite Vertu,” 1768. [With:] Les Ambulantes a la brune, contre la dureté du temps

      ?"A la Chine?" 1769. Sultanes: 8vo (215 x 138). 16 pp. Woodcut title ornament and headpiece, the latter signed ?"Huault.?" Title and last page soiled and a bit stained, dampstaining in gutters, last leaf with a few internal tears. Untrimmed, disbound. Ambulantes: 8vo (191 x 120 mm). 16 pp. Woodcut title ornament, type-ornament headpiece. Slight overall discoloration. 19th-century quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt lettered, marbled endpapers, matching marbled edges. Provenance: armorial bookplate of Albert de la Fizilière (1819-1878), bibliographer of Baudelaire and prolific littérateur; P. R. Méry, 20th-century bookplate.*** first edition of a satirical verse plea by the prostitutes of Paris for the abolishment of recently installed municipal reflector street lamps (or reverbères), along with a second edition with widely variant text, usually misdescribed as a reprint, published the following year. While both versions of the poem were written tongue-in-cheek, the pamphlets allude to serious issues posed by the repression of prostitution. For decades Paris had made do with a makeshift patchwork of dim public lamps and private lanterns for the often dangerous nocturnal hours. In 1745 the Académie des Sciences offered a prize for the best design of a new street lamp; it was granted to the mechanic and inventor Dominique-François Bourgeois, who was subsequently charged with improving the lighting in Paris. Bourgeois's réverbère or reflector light embodied the two most important improvements in lighting technology of the 18th century: "It used an oil lantern with several wicks, not just one, instead of a candle, and the light thus gained was further intensified by means of two reflectors" (W. Schivelbusch, Disenchanted night: The industrialization of light in the nineteenth century, 1988, p. 93). The installation of Bourgeois?'s new street lamps provoked a brief flurry of satirical pamphlets containing protests by pickpockets, scoundrels, and prostitutes against the new difficulty of their working conditions. In the Sultanes / Ambulantes, the prostitutes appeal to their patroness Cythérée (Aphrodite) to save them from banishment from the places where her presence is worshipped. Decrying ?"these impertinent lamps [which] send Love into the gutters,?" the ?"troupe,?" members of the Third Estate and thus unprotected by the privileges of ?"les grands... whom one dare not bite?" [Sultanes p. 10], protest against police harassment, an old obstacle to their trade which was of course facilitated by the new lighting. Prosecution of female prostitution was not a joke: arrested prostitutes were sent to the Hôpital General in Paris, where ?"five or six hundred women were generally housed.... Women with venereal disease were most often sent either to the Salpêtrière or Bicêtre, each frequently holding as many as three hundred inmates. Overcrowding, understaffing, and ignorance led to further infections and indignities ... or death.... These grim prisons and their cures were greatly feared, giving police spies, pimps, and brothel-keepers enormous power over the women who lived in terror of being turned in?" (L. Loft, Passion, Politics, and Philosophie: Rediscovering J.-P. Brissot, 2002, p. 42). Invidious comparisons are made by the anonymous pamphleteer between honest street-walkers, or Demoiselles du monde, who are what they seem, and pampered courtesans and allegedly decent women, the fausses Prudes (Ambulantes, p. 8) who display their chastity in public while carrying on quite differently in private. In the Sultanes a long appeal (pp. 12-16) by the prostitutes is made directly to a certain powerful Magistrate [the Lieutenant General of Police Antoine Sartine], ?"who rules this immense City, Paris, storehouse of abundance, where our sex is more agreeable than in any other part of France...?" (p. 12), to direct his attention elsewhere, for example at thieves (filoux) ?"more deserving of your anger than a timid Demoiselle,?" and to grant the prostitutes free access to the small streets flanking the ?"ramparts,?" [the Boulevard du Temple, which was built on top of old earthworks], where they propose, punningly, to erect a Temple of Memory in honor of ?"mainte heroïne: Zaire, Fatime, Justine, et Flore?" (p. 14: famous members of their ?"guild?"?). Objecting to the current situation, in which [Jean-Baptiste] Nicolet, the actor and powerful popular theater director is allowed to perform on the Boulevard from ten to midnight, while streetwalkers are ejected, they ask to be permitted to remain at work until midnight without harassment by the Garde (night watch). These watchmen are however requested to intervene in case of quarrels with clients, to protect the women from physical injury. The poem (in both editions) concludes with an amusing request for a ?"permission tacite,?" explicitly compared to those unofficial permissions granted to authors to print their books. In the Ambulantes à La Brune, the direct request to the magistrate is reduced to a generalized appeal to the goddess. The text of Les Ambulantes indeed eliminates several veiled allusions to well-known personnages that appear in the Sultanes, but many naughty innuendos remain, sometimes with new twists, whereas some changes scarcely affect the meaning (e.g., in a passage decrying the meek and submissive cupid currently reigning, ?"C?'est un amour de cabinet / Dont la terreur est bien terrestre?" [Sultanes, p. 6], becomes ?"C?'est un Amour colifichet / Dont le grand coeur est bien terrestre?" [Ambulantes, p. 9]). The two texts differ in so many passages (including the first 54 lines of the Ambulantes, which are new) that it is not clear whether the Ambulantes provides an example of censorship, of plagiarism, or simply of rewriting. The question merits further study. A third edition appeared in 1769 under the title Les Sultanes Nocturnes et Ambulantes contre Nosseigneurs les Reverbères; it incorporates further changes, combining passages from both the previous versions (both the 1769 editions were reprinted by Edouard Fournier in Les lanternes; histoire de l'ancien éclairage de Paris [1854], pp. 53-64). In the end, the pickpockets and prostitutes were able to continue plying their trades, in spite of periodic police crackdowns: instead of keeping the old lanterns, which numbered between 6000 and 8000, the Paris authorities did away with them entirely, replacing them with only 1200 réverbères, and increasing the distance between these new lamps from 20 to 60 meters (cf. Schivelbusch. p. 95), thus leaving plentiful islands of dark for the operations of the Parisian underworld. OCLC lists copies of the Sultanes at the BnF, the British Library, and Stanford Univ. (misdating to 1767), and 4 US holdings of the Ambulantes (Loyola, Louisiana State, McGill, and Rutgers). Gay III:1158 & I:90.

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