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        The History of Paraguay. Containing amongst many other New, Curious, and Interesting Particulars of that Country, a full and authentic account of the Establishments formed there by the Jesuits, from among the Savage Natives, in the very Centre of Barbarism: Establishments allowed to have realized the Sublime Ideas of Fenelon, Sir Thomas More, and Plato. Written originally in French, by the celebrated Father Charlevoix. [Two Volumes]

      Printed for Lockyer Davis, London 1769 - Sabin 12133. Palau 67171. Cox II: 282. Field 284. JCB III:1663. Jones 811. "The most complete and satisfactory work on Paraguay, and the only one in which the vast system of the Jesuits is fully developed, the position of the author affording him peculiar opportunities for its examination." (Cox quoting Maggs). This English language vesion is an abridgment of the larger work in French. Provenance: Samuel G. Arnold (1821-1880) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island and president of the Rhode Island Historical Society (signatures from original endpapers laid in loose). A near fine set, a few mostly marginal worm holes to the last few leaves of each volume, partially affecting a few letters of text. Period style gray paper-covered boards with printed spine labels [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      printed for the author: and sold by E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London 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. Rare. No copy appears in last 30 years in trade that we can find. ESTC T67828; Westwood & Satchell p 202; Sage p 192 (this copy) Mid-19th century cloth, spine gilt. Some faint spots and light stains, crease to title, spine chipped at the head. Bookplate of Dean Sage 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) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        STOWE: A DESCRIPTION OF THE MAGNIFICENT HOUSE AND GARDENS Of The Right Honourable Richard Grenville Temple, Earl Temple... Embellished with a General Plan of the Gardens, and also a separate Plan of each Building, with Perspective Views of the same.

      Stowe, in Buckinghamshire, was the most celebrated English landscape garden of the eighteenth century. "Much visited and publicized, it had enormous influence on garden design, especially after experiments there in 'natural' gardening in the 1730s. It is historically important because it remained at the growing point of taste throughout the 18th c., exhibiting every stage of the garden revolution. Its final phase of idealized landscape survives relatively intact." (OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS, page 537). Stowe's fame brought it many visitors, and Benton Seeley, a local bookseller and engraver, published its first guide book in 1744. Seeley's guides went through several editions, being continually revised and enlarged over the course of the century, and did much to spread the influence of Stowe as a model for the English landscape garden. Jefferson owned at least two of them. In 1797 Seeley's son completely revised the work, including a new and different series of plates.8vo (21 x 13 cm); 44 pp. + 20 engraved plates (2 folding) including folding garden plan. Original full sheep, worn at spine ends; clean tear in folding plan, neatly repaired without loss; browning in margins of a few leaves at front and rear.

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        Relación del Viage... al descubrimento del estrecho nuevo de San Vicente, que hoy es nombrado de Maire, y reconocimiento del de Magallanes

      Cadiz: Manuel Espinosa, 1766 or, 1769. Small quarto, with a folding map; very good in contemporary limp vellum, spine lettered by hand. Landmark voyage of Pacific discovery. Second edition, and very scarce: this is effectively the first procurable edition of this important book as the 1621 printing, notoriously difficult to find, was a famous rarity even in the 1860s when Sabin described it as "one of the rarest books of its class". The Hill catalogue called it "one of the rarest books on voyages of the 17th century", and even Streeter had to settle for an incomplete copy. The first edition has almost never appeared complete on the market in modern times.The second part is new to this edition: separately paginated, it has its own title-page (Instruccion exacta, y util de las derrotas, y navegaciones, que se executan en todos tiempos en la America Septentrional ... Sacala a luz D. Manuel de Echevelar ... Año de 1753. Con Licencia: en Cadiz en la Real Imprenta de Marina, Calle de San Francisco).This landmark voyage of Pacific discovery cleared the way for future Spanish approaches to the Straits of Magellan and beyond. The voyage came about as the Spanish reflex reaction to the Dutch discovery of the Le Maire Strait (called San Vicente by the Spanish); it had been discovered by Le Maire and Schouten during their 1616 voyage in search of the Southern Continent. The Dutch success alarmed the Spanish - but they were also interested in a safer means of passage into the South Sea; they therefore sent out two caravels under the command of the Nodal brothers, to report on the Le Maire and Schouten discoveries.'This was the first circumnavigation of Tierra del Fuego. The whole voyage, out and back, had taken only nine months and twelve days: 'a period which, in the present state of navigation, would be reckoned very short for the performance of such a voyage, and was then unprecedented' (Burney) - many a Dutch and English ship took longer just to reach Cabo Virgines. The ships had never once separated, and except for one man hanged at Rio for plotting mutiny, there was not a single death. Rapid as the voyage was, it was not scamped; the Nodals brought back careful and clear sailing instructions, and paid unusual attention to tidal observations. Their conduct of the voyage was indeed a model of decision and efficiency; but they fell victims to the general slackness which was creeping over Spanish naval affairs: the Spain of Philip III was not that of Philip II' (Spate II, p. 26).

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        Altes und Neues aus den Herzogthümern Bremen und Verden. Teile I-X (von 12) in 5 Bänden.

      Stade, Königliche Buchdruckerei, 1769-78. Format: 8°.. Ca. 3500 S.. . Schwarze moderne Halbleinenbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Marmorpapier-Deckelbezügen. .. Teile I-X (von 12) in 5 Bänden.. *** Umfangreiche Reihe der seltenen historischen Zeitschrift, die bis dato ungedruckte Urkunden, Geschichte einzelner Ortschaften, Nachrichten aus dem Bremer Adel, Biographien bedeutender Personen und vieles mehr enthält. Bis 1781 erschienen insgesamt 12 Bände. Ohne die beiden letzten, bis 1781 erschienenen Teile. Wie üblich etwas gebräunt, wenige Papierläsuren, teils mit Wasserrändern, meist aber recht gut erhalten und sehr ordentlich gebunden. Kirchner 1051. Diesch 253.

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        Relación del Viage... al descubrimiento del estrecho nuevo de San Vicente, que hoy es nombrado de Maire, y reconocimiento del de Magallanes

      Manuel Espinosa de los Monteros, [1766 or, 1769. Small quarto, with a folding map; a fine copy, clean and crisp in contemporary marbled calf, red leather label. Cádiz, Manuel Espinosa de los Monteros, [1766 or 1769]. Second edition, and very scarce: this is effectively the first procurable edition of this important book as the 1621 printing, notoriously difficult to find, was a famous rarity even in the 1860s when Sabin described it as "one of the rarest books of its class". The Hill catalogue called it "one of the rarest books on voyages of the 17th century", and even Streeter had to settle for an incomplete copy. The first edition has almost never appeared complete on the market in modern times.The second part is new to this edition: separately paginated, it has its own title-page (Instruccion exacta, y util de las derrotas, y navegaciones, que se executan en todos tiempos en la America Septentrional ... Sacala a luz D. Manuel de Echevelar ... Año de 1753. Con Licencia: en Cadiz en la Real Imprenta de Marina, Calle de San Francisco).This landmark voyage of Pacific discovery to the Straits of Magellan cleared the way for future Spanish approaches to the Straits of Magellan and beyond. The voyage came about as the Spanish reflex reaction to the Dutch discovery of the Le Maire Strait (called San Vicente by the Spanish); it had been discovered by Le Maire and Schouten during their 1616 voyage in search of the Southern Continent. The Dutch success alarmed the Spanish - but they were also interested in a safer means of passage into the South Sea; they therefore sent out two caravels under the command of the Nodal brothers, to report on the Le Maire and Schouten discoveries.'This was the first circumnavigation of Tierra del Fuego. The whole voyage, out and back, had taken only nine months and twelve days: 'a period which, in the present state of navigation, would be reckoned very short for the performance of such a voyage, and was then unprecedented' (Burney) - many a Dutch and English ship took longer just to reach Cabo Virgines. The ships had never once separated, and except for one man hanged at Rio for plotting mutiny, there was not a single death. Rapid as the voyage was, it was not scamped; the Nodals brought back careful and clear sailing instructions, and paid unusual attention to tidal observations. Their conduct of the voyage was indeed a model of decision and efficiency; but they fell victims to the general slackness which was creeping over Spanish naval affairs: the Spain of Philip III was not that of Philip II' (Spate II, p. 26).

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        Il Vesuvio. Poemetto storico-fisico con Annotazioni.

      per Federico Agnelli, in Milano 1769 - Legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titolo su tassello dipinto al ds. Tagli rossi. Buon esemplare. 8vo (cm. 18), 157(1) pp., 1 c.nn. (Errata) con 2 tavv. incise su rame più volte rip. f.t. (Veduta del golfo di Napoli e Veduta del Monte Vesuvio da mezzogiorno). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [CLIPPED SIGNATURE OF JOSEPH WARREN AND THREE OTHERS]

      [N.p. ca. 1769-1775].. Clipped fragment, 2 1/4 x 5 inches. Old folds, slight loss at center fold affecting two signatures (but not that of Warren). Wear and soiling. Silked on verso, tipped to a later sheet. Fair. Clipped signature of Revolutionary general Joseph Warren (1741-75), who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. It is clipped from a Masonic document, with his name followed by the initials denoting "Grand Master," and is followed by the signatures of fellow Masons William Burbeck, Joseph Webb, and Moses Deshon. Joseph Warren, the most prominent physician in Boston, was one of the most outspoken leaders of the resistance to British control. He spoke frequently and effectively on the subject, delivering several orations on the anniversary of the Boston Massacre. He was also an active Freemason, first appointed Grand Master of the Scottish Rite for the Boston area in 1769. Warren continued to play a major role in the opposition to the British, giving another oration on the Boston Massacre anniversary in 1775, sending Paul Revere on his ride in April of that year, and treating the wounded at the battle of Lexington. He was killed in action at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The scarce signature of an important Revolutionary figure.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE AMERICAN TRAVELLER: OR, OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRESENT STATE, CULTURE AND COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN AMERICA, AND THE FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS OF WHICH THEY ARE CAPABLE.

      London: E. and C. Dilly, 1769. - [8],122pp. plus frontispiece and folding map (in facsimile). Quarto. 20th- century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Hinges and corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor foxing and soiling. Contemporary notation to plate. Very good. Map in facsimile. First edition. Cluny details the commerce and produce of the colonies in a series of letters to his patron. "In 23 letters Cluny describes the economic condition of the various colonies in America. He demonstrates the potentialities of the Hudson Bay trade and its restraint by the Hudson's Bay company's monopoly, the importance of newly conquered Canada, the increasing estrangement of the English colonies southward and their economic value to Great Britain" - TPL. He expounds on each section of the American colonies, commenting on the agriculture and goods produced in each, including tobacco, rice, indigo, and silk from the South. The map (here in facsimile) is entitled, "A Map of North and South America, with Part of Europe, Asia & Africa. By the American Traveller." It shows the whole of the known world, with the Americas at its center. The frontispiece shows Cluny leading a party of men on snowshoe, accompanied by a dog sled. A contemporary hand has written beneath the image: "Alexander Clunie with his body guard of Indians travelling thro' the wilderness of America in 1744 & 5." HOWES C501, "b." TPL 428. JCB (1)III:1646. ESTC N473209. SABIN 13796.

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        Tratado de los usos, abusos, propiedades y virtudes del tabaco, café, té y chocolate

      - Tratado de los usos, abusos, propiedades y virtudes del tabaco, café, té y chocolate. Extractado de los mejores autores que han tratado de esta materia, á fin de que su uso no perjudique á la salud, antes bien pueda servir de ayuda y curación de muchos males.Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1769. 8º mayor, 196 x 125 mm. Pasta española. Ruedas en lomo, tejuelo. Portada + 5 h. + 237 p. Primera edición. Buen estado de conservación. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ArteyGrafía. com / Elena Gallego]
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        Beschreibung der Gräser nebst ihren Abbildungen nach der Natur.

      . 2 Teile in 1 Band. Crusius, Lpz. 1769-79. 8 Bl. mit 2 gestoch. Vign., 154 u. 88 S. Text mit 2 gestoch. Textvign. u. 40 handkolor. Kupfertafeln. Folio. Neues Hln. Titel mit Perforationsstempel, dieser verso sowie einige Bl. und alle Taf. im unteren Rand gestempelt. Teils etwas stockfl. bzw. gebräunt. - Wie meist ohne den erst 1810 erschienenen Nachtrag mit weiteren 14 Taf. u. den Vorst. zu Bd. 2, von Nissen als (erweiterte) Neuausgabe bezeichnet. - Die schönen Kupfer zeigen neben der ganzen Pflanze Detaildarstellungen der Blüten sowie Samen, Staubgefäße u. ä., wie sie unter dem Mikroskop zu sehen sind, und in natürlicher Größe. - Nissen 1807, Pritzel 8395..

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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".

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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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        Lettre autographe signée

      - HUMBOLDT Alexander von (1769-1859), naturaliste, géographe et explorateur allemand. L.A.S. S.l.n.d. « ce samedi ».1 p. et ½ in-16. « J'ai dans ce moment la bonne nouvelle que je peux rester jusqu'au 20 mars pas plus longtemps. Au nom de tous les Saints, dites à M. Spisser que je pars le 15, il serait cruel de ne pas pouvoir avoir les dernières épreuves. Voici deux feuillets que je trouve et que j¿ai oublié de placer dans le T I après Mr de Verneuil. La page est exacte. ».

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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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