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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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        Manuscript weaving and dyeing manual: Färbebuch für 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. ?-rtliche Bauvorsschrift der Stadt Frohburg, Frohburg 2000).

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        Histoire d'Angleterre, contenant la maison de Plantagenet ; contenant la maison de Tudor ; contenant la maison de Stuart

      New edition, and probably the first in-4 that brings together three stories published between 1760 and 1765.Traduction Ms. Belot, described by the author himself. Full sheepskin marbled time. Back to nerves decorated with nets. Piece blue morocco title and volume number of brown morocco. Scuffs in caps tail of six volumes. Some gaps on the dishes, due to galleries and to the last nerve of Volume I. Border lower flat bare half a cm. Good copy, however, very fresh. The History of England is undoubtedly the most popular work and was a great success of the philosopher David Hume, the father of philosophical empiricism and its importance in the history of philosophy is the measure of Descartes France. The story could not but interest the philosopher effect since it is an unparalleled amount of experience, as such, it is a must for those seeking knowledge; the historian is an empiricist, since can not simply perceive the causal links between facts and events, it is constrained in its vision to design a movement. However, for Hume, there is no way to conceptualize the history and structure typically follows the chronology of events, it is a story provided detailed and England, which extends from the arrival of the Romans in Revolution of 1688; it is divided into three historic and dynastic period: the house of Plantagenet, the Stuarts and the Tudors. S.n. A Amsterdam 1769 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in-4(19x25,5cm) relié

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        SOBRINO AUMENTADO O NUEVO DICCIONARIO DE LAS LENGUAS ESPAÑOLA, FRANCESA Y LATINA. Compuesto de los mejores Diccionarios, que hasta ahora han salido a la luz, dividido en tres tomos

      - Amberes. , a costa de los Hermanos de Tournes, 1769, 20x25,5, 3 tomos: I: 589 págs. II: 698 págs. III: 613 págs. Textos a tres columnas. Encuadernación en piel de época, nervios, tejuelos, lomeras cuajadas en oro. El tercer volumen lleva el título en francés. Este diccionario se conoce popularmente como el "Sobrino"Su redacción partió, fundamentalmente, de otro famoso diccionario bilingüe, el de César Oudin. Llegó a contar con unas 20.000 entradas. En el CCPB se pueden encontrar referencias tanto por Sobrino como por Cormon. (52192).

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        MANUSCRITO CALIGRAFO OFICIAL DA CHANCELARIA RÉGIA - CASA REAL. REGIMENTO DA CHANCELLARIA MOR DA CORTE, E REINO.

      - LISBOA. Anno de 1769. In fólio (de 34x25 cm). Manuscrito a duas mãos com 139 páginas numeradas. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com finos ferros a ouro na lombada com rótulos vermelho e verde. Corte das folhas marmoreado em azul. Fronstíspicio ilustrado na folha de rosto com magnífico desenho à pena em trabalho de fino exercício caligráfico, representado o Rei D. José I, o seu Escudo Real e uma alegoria com a Justiça e a Fortuna. Ao centro o título a tinta vermelha. Mudança de mão caligráfica na página 50, respeitando a caligrafia anterior. O texto começa com a letra capitular. D esboçada a lápis, mas não terminada a tinta. Restante texto aparece completo. O Regimento da Chancelaria-Mor da Corte e Reino fornece-nos toda a estrutura, funções e encargos da Corte e do aparelho do Estado português no século XVIII, não existindo qualquer outro exemplar conhecido (manuscrito ou impresso) deste regimento/regulamento régio. Contém (até à página 91) a transcrição daquele que é conhecido como o Regimento dos Velhos Direitos, dado na cidade de Lisboa a 16 de Janeiro de 1589, com os seguintes títulos : Dom Phellipe &c Faço saber aos que este Regimento virem? ; Título dos dias em que se háde fazer Chancelaria, e horas que se háde começar ; Título da Casa e Mesa da Chancellaria ; Título da Ordem do Despacho ; Termo de Juramento ; Título dos papéis retardados ; Título da caza do Registo, e Ordem que nisto háde haver ; Título da Caza, que háde ter o Escrivam da Chancelaria para recolhimento dos livros dela, e seu despacho ; Título das Dignidades Seculares ; Título dos Offícios grandes do Reyno, e de outros Officios que têm o nome de Móres ; Título dos Officios Grandes e outros da Caza ; Título dos Officios da Cappella ; Título dos Officios que pertencem à governança da Justiça ; Título de outros officios de minha Fazenda, e que pertence a ella ; Regras gerais do que se háde pagar de ordenado de todos os mais Oficios que não vão declarados, nem taxados neste Regimento ; Título das Capitanias do Reino e Ilhas, e de outros Oficios das mesmas Ilhas, e das Ilhas de Cabo Verde, e São Tomé e do Principe, Mina e Arguim ; Regra Geral dos Officios de todas as Ilhas ; Título dos Lugares de África, e Feytoria de Andaluzia ; Título das Capitanias e os Officios das Partes do Brazil ; Título das Partes da Índia ; Título das seis Cidades e Fortalezas principais da Índia, a saber, Goa, Sufalla, Ormuz, Diu, Chaúl, e Malaca ; Título dos direytos que se hão de pagar em minha Chancelaria das mercês e Doações que eu fizer ; Título das Doações por mercê nova ; Confirmaçoens por Sucessão ; Confirmaçoens de Rey a Rey ; Das Cartas que se hãode sellar com sello de chumbo ; Título dos Privillegios, e Liberdades ; Título de outras Cartas, Alvarás, e Provisoens diferentes ; Título das Cartas da Justiça, de que se hãode pagar na Chancellaria dez reis ; Título das Cartas da Justiça, de que se hãode pagar na Chancellaria vinte reis ; Título das Cartas de que se hãode pagar trinta reis? e outras que se pagão setenta, e quarenta reis ; Título e Regra de outras Cousas da Chancellaria ; Título das Cartas de que se não paga Chancellaria para Minha Fazenda, mas aos Officiaes sempre se pagarão seus Direitos ; Título do que se hãode Levar os Officiaes da Chancellaria ; Título do que o Chanceller-Mór hade Levar das Cartas, e Provizoens, alem dos prestimos atras declarados ; Titulo do que hade Levar o Escrivão da Chancellaria ; Título do que hade Levar o Porteiro da Chancellaria ; Título das Dizimas, que se hãode pagar na Chancellaria. Segue-se o « Regimento dos Novos Direitos » : Alvará que se mandou Registar neste Regimento sobre a forma em que Sua Magestade manda sejão aprovadas as pessoas, que houverem de entrar em Capitanias das Fortalezas da Índia, por renunciaçoens que nellas de fizerem. Segue-se : Copia de hum termo no Regimento da Chancellaria nas Lembranças da Letra de Gaspar Maldonado Avó do Vedor da Chancellaria Dom Gaspar. Seguido de : Mais Lembranças sobre algumas

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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

      Also attributed to Thomas Whateley and George Granville Fourth edition, first state with page 82 misnumbered 87 and page 86 correctly numbered. 8vo. Pp. [2], iv, 9-107. Lacking half-title, errata and blanks at end. Disbound. Some light offsetting, half-title loose else very good. Goldsmith-Kress 10569; Kress 6648; Higgs "Bibliography of Economics" 4718; Sabin 28768

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        Engraving by Charles Louis Christineck after his own painting. Engraved & printed in St. Petersburg. 390 x 250 mm. Very good condition

      St. Petersburg, Russia, 1769.

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        CODE DE CATHERINE. Instructions adressées par sa Majeste l'Impératrice de toutes les Russies a la Commission établie pour travailler a l'exécution du projet d'un Nouveau Code de Lois. Traduit de l'Allemand. A Pétersbourg, 1769.

      Testo francese. Cm.18,4x10,5. Pg.286. Legatura in mz.pergamena. Esemplare in barbe. Si tratta della prima edizione francese della bozza di nuovo codice di riforma giudiziaria sollecitato ad una apposita commissione da Caterina di Russia (Stettino, 1729 - 1796) nel 1768, ispirato ai principi del Monstesquieu e del Beccaria, ma mai entrato in vigore per una svolta conservatrice nella politica imperiale e per l'inizio della guerra con la Turchia.

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        Tratado de Fortificacion, o Arte de construir los Edificios Militares, y Civiles. [in 2 volumes]

      Barcelona: Thomas Piferrer, 1769. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Two volumes bound in vellum, 430 and 356 pages. Illustrated with 48 black-and-white folding plates. "Escrito en Ingles, por Juan Muller. Traducido en Castellano, Dividido en Dos Tomos, y Aumentado con Notas, Adiciones, y 22. Laminas finas sobre las 26., que ilustran al Original, por D. Miguel Sanchez Taramas, Capitan de Infanteria, e Ingeniero Ordinario de los Exercitos de S. M., actualmente empleado en la enfenanza de la Real Academia Militar de Mathematicas establecida en Barcelona." Ex-library with small stamp to upper right corner of both covers, small ink numbers at bases of spines, and stamps to title pages. Text blocks separated from bindings and damage to front pastedown of vol. II. Pages showing some waviness as is typical of books of this age, but otherwise text blocks and fold-out plates are in fine condition. Scarce.

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        1- [GALIANI (Abbé Ferdinando)]. Dialogues sur le commerce des bleds. Londres [i.e. Paris, Merlin], 1770. (2) f., 314 p. et (1) f. d'errata. 2- [MORELLET (Abbé André)]. Réfutation de l'ouvrage qui a pour titre Dialogue sur le commerce des bleds. Londres, 1770. (8), 360 p. 3- Avis du parlement de Dauphiné, Sur la libre circulation des Grains & la réduction naturelle des prix dans les années de cherté. Adressé au Roi le 26 avril 1769. S.l., 1769. 147, (1) p., tableau dépliant (évolution des cours des grains en Dauphiné, par ville, 1765-1768). (TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE)

      - 3 ouvrages reliés en 2 volumes in-8, plein veau havane marbré, dos lisses ornés de caissons fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges (rel. de l'époque). 1- Edition originale de premier tirage avec le feuillet d'errata, de cet ouvrage composé en français par Galiani, revu et publié par Diderot, l’un des ouvrages majeurs dans l’histoire de l’économie politique au XVIIIe siècle. Hutchinson ('Before Adam Smith') souligne l'importance et les aspects novateurs de ce livre, en particulier du point de vue méthodologique, par les relations qu'il établit entre théorie et politique économique ainsi que par la place qu'il accorde à la dimension historico-institutionnelle. L’implication de Diderot dans les corrections et révisions du texte a été largement réévaluée (cf. Hervé Hasquin, in ‘Diderot et son temps’, nº181). (Adams, 'Diderot', DE1. Einaudi, 2234. Kress, 6750. Weulersse, 'Physiocratie', I, p. XXVI). 2- Edition originale. Réfutation point par point, par Morellet, de l'ouvrage de Galiani, du point de vue de l’orthodoxie physiocratique. Face à l’éclatante démonstration du livre de Galiani et à l’enthousiasme qu’il souleva dans les salons parisiens et parmi les Encyclopédistes, cette ‘Réfutation’ de Morellet, trop technique et trop austère, ne remporta pas le succès escompté. (Einaudi, 4026. Goldsmiths, 10642. Higgs, 4942. INED, 3314. Kress, S.4633). 3- Edition originale de librairie de cet écrit physiocratique attribué à Bigot de Sainte-Croix par Dupont de Nemours, comportant une longue note de bas de page (p.122-124) dans laquelle l’auteur se défend après la demande d’interdiction de sa brochure par le parlement de Paris. Emanent d’un parlement, ce vibrant plaidoyer, en faveur de la liberté de circulation et de commerce des grains fit grand bruit. Dupont de Nemours qui l’avait d’abord publié dans ses ‘Ephémérides du citoyen’ (T. 17, 1769, p. 109 sq) le qualifiait "d’exposition magistrale de la doctrine physiocratique, d'une orthodoxie impeccable" et selon Bachaumont (‘Mémoires secrets’, vol. 19, 1783, p. 171): "cet ouvrage est devenu bientôt excessivement rare, parce que le système qu'on propose à Sa Majesté est totalement opposé à ce que les Parlements de Paris et de Rouen ont écrit sur cette matière, et que cette première Compagnie n'a pas trouvé bon qu'on répandît sous ses yeux un écrit si contraire à sa façon de penser". (Einaudi, I, 2247. Goldsmiths'-Kress, n° 09978. Higgs 4642. Weulersse, ‘Mouvement physiocratique 1756 – 1770, p. 200). Très bel exemplaire, très frais, parfaitement relié à l’époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nouveaux voyages aux Indes Occidentales. Contenant une relation des differents peuples qui habitent les environs du gran Feluve Saint-Louis, appelle vulgarement le Mississipi; leur Religion; leur gouvernement; leurs moeurs; leurs guerres, et leur commerce.

      Changuion, Amsterdam 1769 - 4 grabados sobre cobre Segunda edición de esta obra de gran interés para el estudio de Luisiana, Alabama e Illinois. Es una colección de 21 cartas escritas por Jean Bernard Bossu, capitán de la marina francesa, durante sus dos primeros viajes a la zona, el primero de 1751 a 1757 y el segundo desde 1757 a 1762. Un relato basado en sus experiencias personales que recoge como era la vida en la colonia durante esa época.La primera parte contiene principalmente una serie de apuntes históricos y personales sobre las tribus del sur de las Indias. Está ilustrada con 4 grabados sobre cobre.Mancha de humedad en la esquina inferior derecha de las primeras hojas. El resto, en buen estado.Second edition of primary interest for Louisiana, Alabama, and Illinois. The work is a collection of 21 letters that Bossu, a captain in the French navy, wrote during his first two voyages to the country, in 1751-57 and 1757-62.Bossu arrived in New Orleans a few years after its founding, and only eighty years after La Salle came down the Mississippi. This collection of letters, revealing many vivid personal and secondhand recollections, gives afascinating portrait of life and travels in that vast area. Illustrated with 4 engraved plates. "I find no record of the first edition" – Sabin.Contemporary calf (somehow worn), dampstain at lower right corner of first leaves. Sabin 6465; Streeter III:1518; Graff 361; Field 156. Piel de la época (con algún pequeño deterioro en la parte superior e inferior).

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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, &c. &c.

      London: Printed for the Author; and sold by W. Johnston., 1769. - Two volumes. ix,[7],405pp. plus errata leaf and folding map; [2],465pp. plus errata leaf. Frontispiece portrait in each volume. Quarto. Contemporary three quarter speckled calf over vellum boards, neatly rebacked in contemporary style, preserving original spine labels. Minor edge wear, covers slightly bowed. Internally clean and fresh. Overall very good. The present copy bears the ownership signature on each front pastedown of "Thos. Pitt," likely Thomas Pitt (1737- 93), first Baron Camelford, who sat in the House of Commons before being elevated to the House of Lords in 1784. Pitt also served in the Grenville Cabinet as admiralty minister in 1763. "One of the most accurate and detailed accounts available on the sieges of Louisbourg and Quebec" - TPL. Knox arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with his regiment in 1757 to take part in the anticipated expedition against Louisbourg, although the attack was postponed and the regiment did not see action in the siege. They did take part in the battle of the Plains of Abraham, served under James Murray at Quebec in the winter of 1759-60, and participated in the capitulation of Montreal in 1760. Knox gives a first-hand account of the battles, and supplements his narrative with printings of important official documents and orders from both the British and the French. The portraits represent generals Wolfe and Amherst, and the map, by Thomas Kitchin, shows the British dominions in North America according to the treaty of 1763. HOWES K222, "b." DIONNE II:751. LANDE 486. GAGNON I:1880. JCB 1680. STREETER SALE 1030. SABIN 38164. VLACH 417. TPL 323.

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        Constitutio criminalis Theresiana oder der Römisch=Kaiserl. zu Hungarn und Böheim etc. etc. Königl. Apost. Majestät Mariä Theresiä Erzherzogin zu Oesterreich, etc. etc. peinliche Gerichtsordnung. angebunden: Instruction zur Theresianisch-peinlichen Gerichtsordnung, für alle Teutsch- erbländische Hals- und Landgerichten, und überhaupt für alle Criminal-Richtere

      Wien, Trattner, 1769.. 33 x 22cm, spät. Halblederband, etwas fleckig, beschabt, Rücken oben und unten mit Fehlstellen, Ex-Libris auf. vord. Innendeckel; 8 Bl., 282 S., LVI S. Beilagen incl. 30 z.T. ganzseitigen Kupfer, davon 3 doppelblattgroße gefaltet; 20 S.. seltene und gleichzeitig einzige deutsche Ausgabe. Die Theresiana gilt als bedeutendes Dokument der europäischen Rechtsgeschichte, mit dem das Strafrecht für Österreich, die deutschen Erbländer und Böhmen vereinheitlicht wurde. Während in Preußen bereits im Jahre 1740 die Folter abgeschafft worden war, hielt die Theresiana noch an ihr fest. Erst am 2. Januar 1776 erfolgte die Aufhebung der Tortur durch Entschließung Maria Theresias. Im Jahre 1787 wurde die Theresiana durch die sogenannte Josephina - ein von Joseph II. erlassenes Strafrecht für die Erbländer der Habsburger - außer Kraft gesetzt. Der "Erste Theil" handelt "Von der peinlichen Verfahrung", der "Anderte Theil" betrifft die "halsgerichtsmäßigen Verbrechen insonderheit, und deren Straffen". Es folgen die "Beylagen"; diese enthalten das Formular, auf dem die Behördern vierteljährlich dem Obergericht Mitteilung machen müssen, dann die Vorschriften für die genaue Klärung der Todesursachen eines Opfers durch einen Wundarzt. In Numerus III und IV mit dem Titel "Abschilder- und Beschreibung der Peinigungsarten, wie selbe in der königl. böhmischen Hauptstadt Prag bey den daselbigen Stadt-Magistraten vorgenommen werden" bzw. "Abschilder- und Erklärung der Peinigungsarten, wie selbe in der kaiserl. königl. Residenzstadt Wienn (!) bey dem kaiserl. königl. Stadt- und Landgericht vorgenommen zu werden pflegen", finden sich die berüchtigten Tafeln, auf denen Foltermethoden detailliert dargestellt werden: Anlegung von Daumenschrauben, Einschnürung von Gliedmaßen, Folterleiter, Fußeisen, Aufzugsmaschine, Spanischer Stiefel (auch Wiener Schuh genannt). In Numerus V, betitelt "Formularien", wird der sadistische Charakter der Constitutio besonders deutlich, wenn dort bürokratisch penibel festgesetzt wird, wie je nach Verbrechen die Todesstrafe noch verschärft wird durch z.B. "Viertheilen ohne und mit Verschärffung" (hierbei wird dem Verurteilten "sein lebendiges Herz herausgenommen (und) um das Maul geschlagen"). - Dieses Exemplar enthält einen der beiden fast immer fehlenden geheimen Anhänge ("Instruction...."). In diesen Erläuterungen zu Artikeln des ersten Teils wird z.B. bestimmt, dass die Leichname von Delinquenten vorzeitig vom Galgen oder Rad abgenommen werden sollen, wenn z.B. bei großer Hitze die Verwesung die öffentlich Gesundheit gefährden können, oder wie der genaue Ablauf der Tortur ist und wann der Richter welchen Grad der Tortur anordnen soll. In Num. 9 heißt es dann abschließend, "... daß sich Niemand bey ansonst zu gewarten habend empfindlichster Bestraffung anmassen solle, diese lediglich zum geheimen Unterricht der Criminal-Richteren abgesehene Instruction nachdrucken zu lassen..."

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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]

      London: Printed for Lockyer Davis, 1769. First English Language edition. Period style gray paper-covered boards with printed spine labels. 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. 8vo. 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). Sabin 12133. Palau 67171. Cox II: 282. Field 284. JCB III:1663. Jones 811.

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        Bill of health at Barcelona to the English brig Aquila captain Richard Rodwell.] Admodum illustres praetor, & decuriones inclytae civitatis Barchinone universis ad quos praesentes litterae sanitatis pervenerint attestantur.

      Barcelona 22 September 1769 - Single sheet, printed text with manuscript completions, incorporated into full-page bird's-eye view of Barcelona, embossed paper seal, small tears to blank margin, a few old folds. A rare naval bill of health issued in Barcelona in 1769 to the English brig Aquila. The text incorporated into a striking full-page bird's-eye view of Barcelona depicting the cityscape, coastline and port with mountains in the distance. At the head of the sheet the Virgin Mary and four saints stand in the clouds over the city. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado de Fortificacion, o Arte de construir los Edificios Militares, y Civiles. [in 2 volumes]

      Barcelona: Thomas Piferrer, 1769. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Two volumes bound in vellum, 430 and 356 pages. Illustrated with 48 black-and-white folding plates. "Escrito en Ingles, por Juan Muller. Traducido en Castellano, Dividido en Dos Tomos, y Aumentado con Notas, Adiciones, y 22. Laminas finas sobre las 26., que ilustran al Original, por D. Miguel Sanchez Taramas, Capitan de Infanteria, e Ingeniero Ordinario de los Exercitos de S. M., actualmente empleado en la enfenanza de la Real Academia Militar de Mathematicas establecida en Barcelona." Ex-library with small stamp to upper right corner of both covers, small ink numbers at bases of spines, and stamps to title pages. Text blocks separated from bindings and damage to front pastedown of vol. II. Pages showing some waviness as is typical of books of this age, but otherwise text blocks and fold-out plates are in fine condition. Scarce.

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        De Volmaakte Hollandsche Keuken-Meid Onderwyzende [with] Aanhangzel Can de Volmaakte Hollandsche Keuken-Meid [with] Volmaakte Grond-Beginzelen der Keuken-Kunde

      Amsterdam: Steven van Esveldt, 1769. Early Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. Contemporary hinges wrappers, three volumes in one, each with a separate title and frontispiece - only the third title page with a date. Binding loose, one signature detached, both carving plates detached but present with tears in the gutter but no loss, scattered mostly light foxing and age toning. (xxii), blank, 148, (xx), 140, (xii), 143, (1). With a folding table in the first book and two folding plates of carving instruction in the second. Oberle 107 (1755 edition), Cagle 1098. An attractive copy of the most popular Dutch cookbook of the 18th century - compared by Oberle to Le Cuisiniere Bourgeoise. Size: 8vo (octavo). 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000096.

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        Le Pornographe, ou Idees d'un honnete-homme sur un projet de reglement pour les prostituees, Propre a prevenir les Malheurs qu'occasionne le Publicisme des Femmes: Avec des notes historiques et justificatives.

      Londres, Jean Nourse (...). Et se trouve a Paris, chez Delalain, 1769.. In-8, demi veau marbre, dos a nerfs orne de caissons fleuronnes et cloisonnes, piece de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges (rel. moderne dans le gout de l'epoque), 368 p. titre et faux titre inclus. Rare edition originale de premier tirage, avec le nom du librairie "Delalain" sur le titre, celui-ci ayant refuse d'y figurer. Vaste projet de reformes de la prostitution dans lequel Restif propose de creer une sorte d'ordre religieux consacre a Venus. Les etablissements ("Parthenions"), administres par l'Etat, pourront contenir trente mille sujets qui composeraient la communaute (le "projet de reglement" en 45 articles figure aux p. 111-171). "Ce projet est enchasse dans un petit roman en forme de lettres, vif et agreable (...). La seconde partie est remplie d'une erudition immense sur les lieux de debauche (...). Il y a des peintures tres voluptueuses, des situations chaudes" (Bachaumont cite par Rives Childs, p. 16). L'ouvrage inspira a Joseph II les reglements sur la prostitution qu'il appliqua dans ses Etats. Exemplaire bien complet des 2 faux-titres ("Idees singulieres", premiere [seconde] partie), conforme a collation donnee par Rives Childs (les p. 5 et 6 n'existent pas). (Gay, III, 814. Rives Childs, p. 210). Bon exemplaire, leg. court de marges, sans atteinte aux manchettes..

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        Opera multo quam antea castigatiora, praeterea et Aelij Antonij Nebrissensis com(m)entarijs haud poenitendis illustrata, quibus insuper adglutinata sund Scholia Ioannis Sichardi, quae o(mn)ia nunc primum in Philomusorum gratiam excusa sunt. Antverpen, M. de Keizer 1536. 8°. 8 Bll., 563 S., Prgt. d. 17. Jhdt. mit Rtit.

      - Adams P 2181 - Nijhoff-K. 1769.- Erstmals 1527 erschienene Werke des christlich-spätantiken Dichters Prudentius (* 348; ? nach 405) in der Bearbeitung J. Sichards mit Kommentar des Spanischen Humanisten Elio Antonio de Nebrija (1441-1522). Prudentius ist der bedeutendste christliche Dichter der Antike. Sein einflussreichstes Werk ist die Psychomachia (Kampf der Tugenden und Laster um die Seele), das erste allegorische Gedicht der lateinischen Literatur; sie war Anregung und Quelle für die mittelalterlichen Allegorien.- Enth.: Psychomachia, Cathemerinon, Peristephanon, Apotheosis, Hamartigenia, Contra Symmachum, Enchiridion Noui & Vetetis testamenti.- Mit einem zusätzl. eingebundenen Kupferstich (?Merkur?) als Frontispiz.- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, nur leicht gebräunt u. gering braunfleckig, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben, insges. schönes Exemplar.

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        Die glükseligste Insel auf der ganzen Welt, oder das Land der Zufriedenheit. Dessen Regierungs-Art, Beschaffenheit, Fruchtbarkeit, Sitten der Einwohner, Religion, Kirchen-Verfassung, und dergleichen ... von Ludwig Ernst von Faramond (Pseud.). 5 Bl., 250 S. Mit gestoch. Frontisp., 7 (1 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln und gestoch. Faltkarte. Schöner marmor. Lederbd d. Z. mit farb. Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung (berieben). Marmorpapier-Vorsätze.

      Nürnberg, Peter Conrad Monath, 1769.. - Vorgebunden: (Caraccioli, Louis-Antoine de). Praktische Landökonomie der Alten. Nebst einem Entwurfe derselben zum Besten des gemeinen Wesens wieder aufzuhelfen. 12 Bl., 164 S., 2 Bl. (d. l. w.). Augsburg, Matthäus Rieger und Söhne, 1770.. I. Letzte Orignial-Ausgabe der von Spener beeinflussten Gesellschaftsutopie, zuerst 1723 unter dem Pseudonym "Wahrenberg" und dann wieder 1732 und 1737 erschienen. Sinold von Schütz kritisiert auch die spanische Eroberungs- und Kolonialpolitik, aus der Zerfallserscheinungen und Perversionen der christlichen Kirche resultieren. Auch die erstarrte lutherische Orthodoxie sowie der lasterhafte Adel in Europa werden kritisiert. Diesen Zuständen wird ein pietistisches, bürgerliches Gemeinwesen entgegengestellt. "This republic, which seems to be an imitation of Andrea's 'Christenburg', is governed by a communistic royalism exercising strict control over all things. Primitive and patriarchal conditions are praised: for example barter trade without the exchange of money, of which very little is in circulation" (Faber du Faur). Biesterfeld führt diesen Roman in seinem 'Verzeichnis der wichtigsten Utopien des 18. Jahrhunderts' auf. "Von ihren kritischen Ansätzen her kann die Utopie Sinolds z. T. als deutsches Gegenstück zu den libertinistischen Utopien in Frankreich seit Foigny gesehen werden" (Winter 142 zur EA). - Papierbedingt gebräunt, teils stockfleckig. Altes ungarisches Bibliotheksexlibris im Innendeckel. Gutes Exemplar. - Faber du Faur 1638. Vgl. Hayn/G. II 234. - II. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Trotz des ein landwirtschaftliches Thema suggerierenden Titels ein thematisch zur beigebundenen Staatsutopie passendes Werk. Geschildert wird das Bild einer Gesellschaft, die auf Ordnung und Effizienz basiert. Die französische Originalausgabe erschien im Vorjahr in Paris. Im deutschen Antiquariatshandel wurde die Autorschaft von Louis-Antoine C. angezweifelt und Domenico C. (1715-1789) vorgeschlagen, der in Verbindung mit den Enzyklopädisten stand und deren Ideen umzusetzen versuchte, als er 1781 das Vizekönigtum Sizilien übernahm. Dem steht entgegen, dass der französische Verbundkatalog ABES für das Buch - auch diese Übersetzung - Louis-Antoine nennt und 'Domenico' ausdrücklich als Fehlzuordnung bezeichnet. Weiter bürgt der Verleger für den katholischen Vielschreiber als Autor: die Übersetzungsfabrik Riegers in Augsburg war das Zentrum der gegenaufklärerischen Propaganda und weite Teile des Buches haben mit 'Aufklärung' und den Idealen der Enzyklopädisten rein gar nichts zu tun. So wird vorgeschlagen, jeden Menschen durch bestimmte Kleidungsmerkmale einem Stand zuzuordnen und danach die Privilegien oder deren Gegenteil zu verteilen. Schließlich schlägt er vor, unbeliebte und gefährliche Arbeiten von Leuten, "die die Todesstrafe verdient haben, und auf diese Weise nützlich würden" ausführen zu lassen. "Die Unkosten [bei Gold- und Silbergruben] würden den Gewinn nicht übersteigen, wenn man [diese] Leute dazu gebrauchte, wodurch das Land nicht entvölkert, und die schlechteste Nahrung ihnen noch gut genug seyn würde" (S. 161). - Im Satzspiegel gebräunt, teils Textabklatsch. - Vgl. Hoefer VIII 653 und Cioranescu 15494 (frz. Ausg.). Nicht bei Fromm.

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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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