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        Le Pere Noire, de la Martinique

      - Francoise Nicolas Martinet Histoire naturelle Des Oiseaux, by George Louis Marie Leclerc, Comte de Buffon Paris: 1770-86 Hand colored copperplate engravings 15” x 13 1/4” framed François Nicolas Martinet engraved illustrations of birds for books by some of the most influential ornithologists in 18th-century France. Born in 1731, Martinet was trained as an engineer and draftsman. Engraving illustrations for books probably began as a secondary profession, but as his popularity and output grew it must have consumed the majority of his time. Martinet’s son Alexandre eventually assisted him and made many engravings, as is known from signatures and dates on the prints. Martinet also had two sisters, Angélique and Marie Thérèse, who were engravers as well, but it is not known if they worked with him. Towards the end of his career, Martinet drew upon his experience in engraving birds for others to publish his own ornithology books, producing plates until his death sometime in the late 1780s or early 1790s (sources disagree on the year). This edition, containing 1,008 images by Martinet, was certainly the most ambitious and comprehensive bird book, which had appeared at the time of its publication. Martinet completed both the original drawings and hand-engraved all of the copperplates. A broad spectrum of birds are shown, including birds native to Europe, as well as exotic tropical birds such as parrots and toucans. Each is rendered in a scientific manner, outlined in yellow border. They are distinctly 18th century in conception and style, generally with a hint of the bird’s habitat, such as a tree branch, rock or water. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing/staining.

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        Veduta della Basilica, e Piazza di S.Pietro in Vaticano.

      Rome - From the important series "Vedute di Roma". The print is on heavy laid 18th century Roman paper with the watermark present on the right hand side of the print but due to thickness of the paper and very strong impression it is impossible to recognize the watermark and hence the date. It is perhaps circa 1770 -mid 70s.Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imag

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        Instituzioni chirurgiche di Lorenzo Heistero, consigliere aulico del sereniss. Duca di Bransuic e Lucemburg, protomedico, e pubblico professore di medicina, chirurgia, e botanica nell'Accademia Reale e Ducale Giulia di Helmstad, membro dell'Accademia delle Scienze Cesarea e Reale di Londra e Berlino. Nelle quali si tratta con ottima e affatto nuova maniera chirurgica, e si rappresentano in molte tavole intagliate in rame li più prestanti e necessarj stromenti.

      Presso Francesco Pitteri, Venezia 1770 - Second edition in Italian. Two volumes. xx, 447pp; 400pp. There are several misnumbered pages. Recent half mottled calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, decorated and lettered in gold, edges sprinkled red. Engraved frontispiece, twenty copper-engraved foldout plates, initials and tail-pieces in volume one; title vignette, eighteen copper-engraved foldout plates, initials and tail-pieces in volume two. A massive treaty that covers every aspect of surgery, from tending to wounds to performing complex procedures. Garrison and Morton states: "Heister is the founder of scientific surgery in Germany. This was the most popular surgical text of the 18th century; it underwent numerous editions and translations". The plates show numerous surgical instruments and their application. Old dampstains affecting the edges, scattered foxing throughout. Short tears (not affecting text) to four of the leaves, some old mends to five of the leaves and one of the plates. There was a third separate volume with a different title (and only two plates) dedicated to the eye which is not included here. Garrison-Morton 5576. ; Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kaart van een gedeelt van de Kust van Nieuw Zuid Wales, van Kwelling Kaap tot de Endeavour-straat

      Honkoop, Allart, Van Cleef, Leyden, Amsterdam, The Hague 1770 - Endeavor Strait, New South Wales., Size : 290x325 (mm), 11.375x12.75 (Inches), Black & White

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        NOVELLO GIARDINO della prattica, ed esperienza di. Napoletano. Divisa in tre Libri nel primo dei quali si tratta della generazione e nobiltà del cavallo con li segni buoni e cattivi del medesimo; delle origini e delle qualità dei morbi che li accadono. Nel secondo si vede come si generano i vitelli e come si governano e domano con una serie di rimedi di molta e vera esperienza per l’infermità che alli bovi sogliono occorrere. Nel terzo descritto in dialoghi tra maestro e discepolo si insegna il modo e vera maniera di ridurre il cavallo all’esercizio cavalleresco; con altri notabili documenti raccolti da saggi autori.

      Castellano,, Napoli, 1770 - 3 parti in un vol. in-4, pp. (2), (8), 316, (8); (2), 82, (2); (2), 75, leg. p. perg. coeva. Con 3 tavv. in rame raffiguranti cavalli nelle varie fasi di addestramento. Corposo trattato di ippologia e medicina veterinaria che contiene anche nozioni di zootecnia e dove l’A. si dilunga anche sulle specie bovine, sugli asini e sui muli. Interventi di restauro alla leg. con integrazione della perg. al d. ottimamente eseguiti. Legg. brun. come in tutti gli esempl. ma buona copia. [015]

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        Le génie de M. Hume, ou analyse de ses ouvrages, dans laquelle on pourra prendre une idèe exacte des Mœurs, des Usages, des Coutumes, des Loix, & du Gouvernement du Peuple Anglois

      A Londres, & se trouve a Paris, Chez Vincent, Imprimeur-Libraire, rue S. Severin. MDCCLXX (1770) - Un volume in-8°, pp. VIII, 472. Legatura in vitello screziato lievemente usurata; dorso a cinque nervi con titolo in oro su tassello rosso al dorso e fregi dorati negli altri riquadri; tagli rossi; segnalibro in seta; risguardi in carta marmorizzata. Buon esemplare. Antologia degli scritti di Hume in francese estratti dagli Essays e da The History of Great Britain con alcuni ritratti dei re inglesi. Questo volume, considerato un’utile introduzione agli scritti di Hume, fu tradotto in tedesco nel 1774 (cfr. P. Jones, The Reception of David Hume in Europe, London, 2005, p. 48). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New System of Husbandry. From Experiments Never Before Made Public. With Tables Shewing the Expence & Profit of Each Crop. How to Stock Farms to the Best Advantage. How the Crops Are to Follow Each Other By the Way of Rotation....[3 Volumes Complete]

      York: Printed for the Author by N. Nickson. 1770. First Edition. Hardcover. Full calf with five raised bands on spines, contrasing spine labels bearing gilt titles, small paper label at foor of each spine bearing collector's catalogue number but these labels have toned and are now barely visible, corners of boards a little rubbed, folding table at front of vol.1 showing Varley's system of crop rotation, plate at rear of vol.1 with illustration and description of " the author's new-invented machine for the new method of husbandry", title page of v.3 and margins of following 4 leaves affected by damp else contents of all 3 vols clean and bright and just light wear to the binding - a very nice set of this uncommon book, pp. 320 & 319 & 347 , 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Vue du temple d´Auguste a Athenes

      Paris Delatour et Musier 1770 - Engraved view.56x41 cms.Black and white.The engraving shows the remains of the temple built during Augustus period( I century after Christ). Nothing remains of this structure nowadays.Le Roy gave a wrong attribution to the ruins depicted at the engraving as the Augustus temple was a small circular building beside the Parthenon.

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        Globe Terrestre Globe Céleste [together with] Sphère Droite Sphère Parallele.

      Géographie Moderne, Historique et Politique / Leçon Méthodique et Élementaire 1770. - Size: 415 x 575 mm each. Copper engraving. Later colouring. Repair to the bottom right-hand margin and central fold of Sphère Droite Sphère Parallele. Very good. A most attractive print of a pair of globes, terrestrial and celestial. The border of flowers and map making equipment is printed from a separate plate.

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        A New and Authentic History of England from the Remotest Period of Intelligence to the Close of the Year 1767: Containing a Particular and Circumstantial Account of Every Interesting Occurrence, and Memorable Character Relative to the Annals of Great.

      J Cooke, Shakespear's Head in Pater-Noster Row, London - 2 Volumes bound as 1. Full contemporary brown calf, scratched and marked, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine has raised bands, gilt tooling, title in gilt to maroon leather label, edges bumped and worn some leather loss head and tail. Covers held by the twine ties. Internally, minor foxing and edge browning, small old repair to tear in ffep, (12), (vi), 593, [1]. [3], 4-572 pp, [16] index, [1] pl list. Has plates on The Druids gathering Misletoe, An Ancient Briton, etc - complete with all 72 plates, plus a map with a small marginal tear, not dated but per BL 1770. A wonderful book with great plates and a long interesting list of subscribers. (ESTC T117354). First published in 58 parts. (OCLC 642301748) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beschryving van Guiana, of de Wilde Kust, in Zuid-America, Betreffende de aardrykskunde en historie des lands, de zeeden en gewoontes der inwooners, de dieren, vogels, visschen, boomen en gewassen, als mede de eerste ontdekking dier kust, de bezittingen der Spanjaarden, Franschen en Portugeezen en voornaamelyk de volksplantingen der Nederlanderen, als Essequebo, Demerary, Berbice, Suriname, en derzelver rivieren, met de noodige kaarten en afbeeldingen der forten. Waarby komt eene verhandeling over den aart en de gewoontes der neger-slaaven.

      Asd., Tielenburg, 1770. - 2 vols. 4to. XII+(IV)+520;521-962+(15) pp. With 5 fold. maps, 3 plans (incl.1 fold.), & 6 plts. (incl.2 fold.), all engravings printed on thick paper. Index. Recently rebound in new plain full leather. Contents, maps and plates in fine, untrimmed original condition). * Sabin 30712 (quoting Warden: 'By far the best work ever published on the countries described'), Tiele 457. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado del Origen, y Arte de Escribir Bien, illustrado con veinte y cinco laminas?

      Gerona: Narcisco Oliva, [n.d., ca. 1770] Second edition, following the Barcelona edition, published by Carlos Saperá in 1768. The same engravings appear in both editions. In the present edition, the second calligraphic plate appears in a second state, with horizontal ruling added. The present edition has two additional chapters, other textual additions, and extra licenses not found in the first edition, but lacks the two-leaf "Alphabeto de letras mayusculas floreadas. Contemporary limp vellum with title in manuscript on spine. . Folio. Engraved frontisportrait of the author within an elaborated calligraphic background, engraved dedication leaf (to Don Carlos Tercero) and twenty engraved plates of calligraphy. Large woodcut text illustration on p. 57. Decorative headbands, tail-pieces and initial letters. Text in double columns. The last four pages consist of various printed alphabets. Covers soiled, chip at foot of spine. Light stamp on title-page and at a couple of other points. Some plates slightly shaved, calligraphic doodling on back endpapers. A good copy. OCLC lists six copies of the present edition (some with the date wrongly reckoned as 1766), and nine copies of the first. The Harvard Library Hollis Catalogue, which has both editions, is helpful in sorting out the differences.

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        Le CHOU-KING, un des livres sacrés des chinois, qui renferme les fondements de leur ancienne histoire, les principes de leur gouvernement et de leur morale ; ouvrage recueilli par Confucius. [E.O.] Le Livre Classique (Shu Jing) ou Documents des Anciens (Shangshu). Edition Originale du premier des 5 livres sacrés des chinois à avoir été traduit dans une langue occidentale. Premiers commentaires également et extraits du Yi King, le livre des transformations.

      Tilliard 1770 - A Paris, chez N.M. Tilliard, 1770, in-4°, (270x215mm) ; cxliv, 474pp., 1f. de privilège, [ IV ff. de pl. ] - Demi-basane fauve à petits coins, dos long orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison bleu de Prusse, tranches mouchetées (Reliure début XIXe). Ex-Libris quelque peu ésotérique, non identifié. Coiffes un peu frottées, coins émoussés, petits départs de fentes aux extrémités des charnières. Certains feuillets sont roussis. 4 planches hors texte à pleine page représentant des instruments de musique, des étendards et matériaux de cérémonies, des vêtements, des ustensiles de cuisine, des vases et différentes écritures et formules de divination. Bandeau gr.s.b. signé Caron. Dans l'ensemble UN BEL ET SOLIDE EXEMPLAIRE. Le titre complet de l'ouvrage est : Le Chou-king, un des livres sacrés des Chinois, qui renferme les fondements de leur ancienne histoire, les principes de leur gouvernement & de leur morale ; ouvrage recueilli par Confucius. Traduit & enrichi de notes, par feu le P. Gaubil, missionnaire à la Chine. Revu & corrigé sur le texte chinois, accompagné de nouvelles notes, de planches gravées en taille douce & d'additions tirées des historiens originaux dans lesquelles on donne l'histoire des princes omis dans le Chou-king. PAR M. DE GUIGNES [Joseph de Guignes, 1721-1800] . On y a joint un discours préliminaire, qui contient des recherches sur les tems antérieurs à ceux dont parle le Chou-king [par le Père Joseph-Henri de Prémare (1666-1736)], & une notice de l'Y-king, autre livre sacré des Chinois [par Claude de Visdelou (1656-1737), Evêque de Claudiopolis]. *** Le Chou King, ou le Livre Classique (Shu Jing) ou Documents des Anciens (Shang Shu) est un recueil d’anciens documents relatifs à l’histoire de la Chine. Les auteurs parcourent l'histoire des temps anciens pour en extraire les règles de conduite qu'avaient laissées les empereurs, les ministres et les sages de l'antiquité. L'ouvrage est cité par Confucius, dans ses Entretiens, et sa compilation lui a longtemps été attribué. Malgré le doute concernant la période exacte de rédaction de tel ou tel passage, les historiens s’accordent à y voir le plus ancien ensemble de prose chinoise. C’est aussi une source précieuse pour l’histoire et la culture politique de la Chine ancienne. Il a été inclus dès les Han parmi les Cinq classiques dont la connaissance était indispensables pour poursuivre une carrière de fonctionnaire. - En fin de volume se trouvent des commentaires sur le Yi King, le célèbre livre de divination chinois, avec les premiers extraits traduits en français. - Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica 1376. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Remarkable News from the Stars, or an Ephemeris.The Gentleman’s Diary, or the Mathematical Repository.The Ladies’ Diary: or Woman’s Almanack. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: or, a Loyal Alamanack. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus.Parker’s Ephemeris.The Coelestial Diary: or an Ephemeris.Poor Robin. An Almanack.SAUNDERS, Richard. The English Apollo; or Useful Companion.SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or Season on the Seasons.WING, Tycho. [Greek title] Olympia Domata, or an Almanack.WHITE, Robert. [Greek title] Atlas Ouranious. The Cœlestial Atlas; or, A new Ephemeris.

      London: Printed for the Company of Stationers 1770 - Twelve works bound in one volume, 8vo, 48 pp each, with the final gathering of the Gentleman’s Diary bound in the middle of the Ladies’ Diary. Titles and various other parts - tables, etc - printed in red and black, plus diagrams and charts in the text, marbled endpapers, one leaf with slight loss affecting the text, another leaf with a closed tear. Contemporary red morocco, gilt borders and a central lozenge, rebacked to style with further gilt decoration. A splendid array of individually scarce works, each approaching the basic function of an almanac from a different angle, from the social to the scientific and including a good deal of useful astronomical information.

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        Sculpture en tous genres - Sculpture fonte des statues equestres

      Livorno, 1770 - In folio, mz. pelle mod., carta decorata a mano, pp.4 di testo esplicativo delle tavole distribuito su due colonne. Fresco es. corredato da 24 (mm. 350x220) e 6 di cui 5 a doppia a doppia pag. (mm. 335x420) bellissime tavv. f.t. finemente incise in rame, raffiguranti scene animate di operai a lavoro, laboratori, strumenti e utensili. Bellissime quelle a doppia pag. raffiguranti la fusione di una statua equestre. Tavole fresche in ottimo stato. L'estratto fa parte dell'ediz. livornese Diderot-D'Alambert "Encyclopedie ou Dictionaire Raisonnée des Sciences.".

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        THE NEW BOOK OF MARTYRS: OR, COMPLETE CHRISTIAN MARTYROLOGY

      1770 - SOUTHWELL, Henry. THE NEW BOOK OF MARTYRS: OR, COMPLETE CHRISTIAN MARTYROLOGY. INCLUDING THE LIVES AND TRANSACTIONS OF ALL THOSE CONTAINED IN FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS . CONTAINING A FULL, AMPLE, CORRECT, AUTHENTIC AND GENUINE HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE MANY DREADFUL PERSECUTIONS AGAINST THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD, BY PAGANS, JEWS, TURKS, PAPISTS, AND OTHERS. FROM THE EARLIEST AGES OF THE CHURCH, TO THE PRESENT PERIOD. London: Printed for J. Cooke [n.d. ca. 1770]. 466 pp. + 6 pp. Index, plus 40 b/w engraved plates. Frontispiece and 2 plates have closed tears, frontispiece tears repaired with paper on reverse, the other 2 plates' tears not affecting the images. Lacks list of subscribers. Folio, black calf with gilt borders, raised bands, two gilt red morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers. Boards worn, a few dents and scrapes. Some light soil to title page and in margins of text. Complete. Engravings depict scenes of torture, including the burning of a bookseller at Avignon (for selling French language Bibles).

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        L'ART DE VERIFIER LES DATES DES FAITS HISTORIQUES

      Chez G. Desprez París. 1770. XXXVII+934Pág+3h. 38X25. Pasta. Monumental Obra de cronología Histórica. Contiene un desplegable. Profusamente documentado corregido y aumentado de la primera tirada. Magnífico ejemplar. Ref 2.8 Biblioteca A.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        Sefer Toldot Yaakov

      William Tooke. Printers:Itzik ben Yedidya, Moshe ben Gershon, Ya'akov ben Issachar Katz, London, Great Britain 1770 - BK135. Vinograd THESAURUS, London 59 drashot veHespeDIM (= Sermons and eulogies) [3] 65 leaves. Cecil Roth - The Hebrew Press in London. Jerusalem, 1937. Number 19, page 6. Steinschneider 5525 column 1206. Black buckram. Very minor repair to margin of title page, 2nd leaf and last leaf. Complete. Slightly browned. The first book printed in London by Jews. The author frequently refers to historic events in the life of his community in his sermons. An interesting source of information concerning the Jews of late 18th century London. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anas Acuta, Foemina

      Amsterdam, Jan Christian Sepp 1770 - Cornelius Nozeman (1712-86) From Nederlandsche Vogelen Amsterdam: Jan Christian Sepp, 1770-1827 Hand-colored copperplate engraving 26 1/2” x 21” framed Nederlandsche Vogelen was the first comprehensive account of the avifauna of Holland. The plates depict all species known in the Netherlands at the time of publication. The plates frequently feature eggs and nests; a few are dedicated entirely to these subjects. The text was written by Cornelius Nozeman, a pastor who owned a cabinet of natural history specimens, and on his death, the work was taken over by Dr. Martinus Houttuyn (1720-1798). When he too died, the enterprise was continued probably by the publishers with the assistance of C.J. Temminck, to whom many of the specimens featured in the last two parts of the work belonged. Anker’s definitive catalog of bird books praises the Nozeman publication for depicting the birds “in their natural surroundings and as far as possible in their natural attitudes.” Another major critic, Sacheverell Sitwell, calls these “an ornament to the ago of Rococo.”

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        Mergus Minutus, Mas. (Red-headed Smew)

      Amsterdam, 1770-1829. Engraved plate with original hand colour, 39.5 x 33 cms. From the ‘Nederlandsche Vogelen’, the first comprehensive work on the birds of Holland, completed after Nozeman’s death by Martinus Houttuyn and Jan Christian Sepp. Details of feather, head and foot. Print

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        Dierkundig mengelwerk, in het welke de neiuwe of nog duistere zoorten van dieren door naauwkeurige afbeeldingen, beschryvingen en verhandelingen opgehelderd worden. VI Stukken. Met plaaten

      Abraham van Paddenburg and J. van Schoonhoven, Utrecht 1770 - Rebound in dark blue buckram, unworn, 4to., six parts in one volume. Ten full-page engraved and hand-colored plates, one folding. [AmericanaExchange: 0 records found] All pages and plates are in fine condition. Further details and photos on request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historiae sive synopsis methodicae Conchyliorum et tabularum anatomicarum.

      - Editio altera. Oxonii, typogr. Clarendoniano, 1770. Folio (378 x 240mm). pp. iv, 6, 7, (4), 12, 77, with 439 engraved plates (depicting 1083 figures). Early 19th century half calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label A fine large paper copy of the scarce second edition, edited by Huddesford, of the first great English work on Conchology. "There is no actual text but the section headings and frugal descriptions are engraved on the plates with the figures. The complete first edition was published between 1585 and 1692. The engravings, some of which are very fine indeed, were mostly executed by Lister's daughter Susanna and his wife Anna who worked them up from their original water-colour drawings; many of these still exist at Oxford. The species illustrated are recognisable more often than not and none is reversed - a remarkable achievement in itself considering that gastropod shells had to be engraved in mirror image to ensure correct reproduction. The scientific value of the engravings is enhanced still further by numerous indications of locality" (Dance pp.23-24). "In the text the editor has printed notes written by Lister in a set of proofs; also two indexes, one according to Lister, the other to Linnaeus" (Keynes no. 49). Our copy agrees with Keynes quoting 439 engraved plates.Nissen ZBI, 2529; Keynes, Dr. Martin Lister no. 49. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pintura de la Inglaterra. Estado actual de su comercio, y hacienda: Infeliz situación, decadencia, y próxima ruina de uno, y otro ramo; y bancarrota á que se halla inevitablemente expuesta à causa de su espantosa deuda nacional. (Manifiesto presentado al Rey, y à las dos Càmaras del Parlamento por. Secretario que fue del Despacho Universal de Hacienda de aquel Reyno) / Traducido por Don Domingo de Marcoleta, Caballero del Orden de Santiago

      - PRIMERA EDICION ESPAÑOLA.- Madrid: Oficina de Blas Romàn, 1770.- 8 h. + VI,175 p.: Estado plegado de la deuda pública de la Inglaterra; 4º (23 cm.); excelente impresión sobre magnífico papel de hilo verjurado, amplios márgenes ; Plena Piel época fatigada y con una pequeña falta de piel en la cabeza de la lomera y en el tejuelo, así como diversas rozaduras y deterioros en los planos, aunque has sido restaurado . El interior en perfecto estado. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Mr. William Shakespear

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1770-71 - Second Hanmer edition. Six volumes. Engraved plates of the Chandos portrait, Stratford bust, and Westminster monument, and 35 (of 36 plates) engraved by H. Gravelot after Francis Hayman. Various readings of Theobald and Capel at the end of each volume, glossary with errata in Volume VI. Bound in contemporary brown mottled calf, spines elaborately decorated in gilt, spines with six raised bands and Morocco spine labels, gilt borders to covers, marbled endpapers. Some dampstaining to a few leaves in Volume I, plates with some occasional toning and offsetting, pencil marginalia to a few plays, spines and corners show some repair and reinforcement, former owner bookplates to endpapers and pastedowns. Volume I contains the prefaces of Hanmer and Pope, a biographical account by Rowe, and Ben Johnson's poem. The second edition of Sir Thomas Hanmer's edition, after the small print run from 1744, is based on Pope's edition and includes his introduction, as well as Rowe's important Life of Shakespeare. "This reprint of Hanmer on excellent paper [is] perhaps the best-produced Shakespeare edition of the 18th century" (Franklin Shakespeare Domesticated p. 31). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Veduta del Castello dell\' Acqua Paola sul Monte Aureo

      late 1770s to the mid 1780s, Rome - Hind 21 (2nd state). John Wilton-Ely 174.The watermark that is present is number 61 on page 1169 of John Wilton-Ely. The watermark is dated from the late 1770s to the mid 1780s. From the series \"Veduta di Roma\".Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and \"like Callot makes great use of the swelling line\" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Vasi.et Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi\'s own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: Ficacci plate 838, Image Size : 394x

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        Ancient Scottish Poems. Published from the Ms. of George Bannatyne. MDLXVIII

      Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown; Leeds. Second edition, one of 31 copies printed on colored paper.. Edges a little rubbed; front hinge starting, but sound; very nice copy.. Lowndes, page 109; ESTC records one copy (Sorbonne), with the query that the imprint might be incorrect; OCLC records two copies (Columbia & Minn). Royal 8vo, later 19th century brown half calf, marbled paper sides, gilt lettering, untrimmed. Half-title present. Sir David Dalrymple's collection of early Scottish poetry, gathered and edited from the 16th century manuscript of Scotsman George Bannatyne, here in its second edition. The first was published in 1770, and the title-page of this edition reprints the information from the title-page that edition word-for-word, causing understandable confusion among some cataloguers, but Lowndes correctly notes the imprint on page [382] that states it was reprinted in London and Leeds by B. Dewhirst for Longman, et al. Also according to Lowndes there were 200 copies of this edition on regular paper and 31 on colored paper. Dalrymple (1726-1792) was well known among the literati of Scotland, including Hume, Boswell, and Maclaurin, and his Annals of Scotland (1776 and 1779) was highly regarded.

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        Mapa Y Planta del Rio de la Plata Leventada y Emendada novamente por los Pilotos del Rey / Carte Hydrographique de la Riviere de la Plata Riviere d'Argent.

      Paris 1770 - Superb copy printed on rare blue paper., Size : 420x603 (mm), 16.5x23.75 (Inches), Black & White

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        A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy.

      S. Bladon, London 1770 - Second edition, corrected. Four volumes. A very good copy bound in full contemporary calf. Double gilt fillet borders, raised and gilt banded spines with simple volume numbers tooled directly onto the spines. Some slight chipping to the head and tail of the spines, and some joints a little cracked, but in strictly unsophisticated state. Bookplate ‘C.T.C. Luxmoore’ (possibly a clergyman from Oakhampton) and signature ‘Cha: Luxmoore’ in all volumes, with pencilled note ‘obit 1863’ and in volumes 3- 4, ‘St John’s Col. Camb.’

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        Handbound Anthology of Poetry from the 1700s

      FONT>Existence of God 1770 - A Collection of Poetry from 1770 and 1771, bound together as one volume. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Ekins's Loves of Medea and Jason is a first edition. W. H. Roberts's are two first editions and a second edition. Armine and Elviraand The Hermit of Warkworth aresecond editions. Fables of Flora is a third edition. William Hayward Roberts, d. 1791, was a poet and Church of England clergyman. He was educated at Eton, and King's College, Cambridge. He returned to Eton as an assistant, then fellow. He became provost in 1781. Roberts combined his work at Eton with the position of rector. From 1772 until his death, Roberts was one of the king's chaplains. Amongst Roberts's works, A Poetical Essay, on the Existence of God rehearses arguments from order and design to refute the teachings of Aristotle and Epicurus. It rewrites Lucretius's apostrophe to Venus as an address to conscience, and ends by illustrating the providence of God through a brief, polemical, and strongly anti-Catholic history of the English church in the sixteenth century. (DNB)Oliver Goldsmith, 1728 1774, was an Anglo-Irish writer, poet, and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield, his pastoral poem The Deserted Village, written in memory of his brother, and his plays. Edmund Cartwright, 1743 1823, was an English clergyman, poet, and inventor of the power loom. In 1770 he published Armine and Elviraa Legendary Poem, which rapidly went through a series of editions, and was later thought highly of by Sir Walter Scott. (DNB)John Langhorne, 1735 - 1779, was an English poet and clergyman. He was first a tutor, and later an Usher at Wakefield free school. In Wakefield, he took orders, being ordained deacon. He is chiefly remembered as being the translator, jointly with his brother, Rev. William Langhorne, of Plutarch's Lives, but in his day he had some reputation as a poet, his chief works in poetry being Studley Park and Fables of Flora. Thomas Percy, 1729 1811, was Bishop of Dromore. Before being made bishop, he was chaplain to George III. Percy's work continues to attract the attention of scholars around the world. Percy not only travelled from grocer's warehouse to bishop's palace but in a parallel literary career produced at least one book, the Reliques, long recognized as a seminal work of English Romanticism (Groom, 1. 1) and considered a landmark in European literature. (DNB)Jeffrey Ekins, 1731 - 1791, was the dean of Carlisle. Educated atEton and King's College, Cambridge, Ekinslater taught atEton, before accepting therectory of Quainton. He became dean of Carlisle in 1782. He wrote poetry throughout his life. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The front board and free-endpaper, and blank,aredetached. The rear board is attached by the cords only, and could possibly detach in the post, even after careful packaging. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generallybright with scattered spotting and the occasional handling or ink mark. Overall the condition is very good, excepting the detached front board and endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RECUEIL DE DOCUMENTS D'ART DECORATIF - TETES DE CHAPITRES, TITRES ET FLEURONS - EXTRAIT DES OUVRAGES DES XVII ET XVIII SIECLES

      CH. MOREAU - R300044960: 40 planches en noir et blanc. TABLE DES PLANCHES.Six vignetttes de de Sève (1770). pour une Histoire Naturelle. &#151; Six fleurons Louis XV et Louis XVI.Deux Titres de Eisen pour le Second Livre de Fragments à l&#146;usage des Artistes. &#151; Trois culs-de-lampe de Babei. poi un Cours d&#146;Architecture de Vignolç (1747). -&#151; Deux tètes de chapitres Louis XV.Six Lettres ornées. XVIe siècle. &#151; Xeuf tètes de chapitres, XVIe et XVIIe siècles.Onze culs-de-lampe de Babel pour le Cours d&#146;Architecture de Vignole, 1747.Dix-neuf têtes de chapitres, XVIe, XVIIe et XVIII' siècles.YDix culs-de-lampe de Babel pour le Cours d&#146;Architecture de Vignole, 1747.Neuf vignettes de de Sève pour une Histoire Naturelle, 1770.Dix têtes de chapitres, époque Louis XIV. &#151; Cinq plus petits, époques Renaissance et Louis XVI.Six culs-de-lampe de Babel pour le Cours d&#146;Architecture de Vignole, 1747. &#151; Titre de Marili.ier pour le poème: Les Sen cartouche de Choffard pour un Raci?ie.Dix Titres ornés pour Cartes géographiques (1738 à 1750), gr. par Lebas et Bourgoin. &#151; 3 fleurons de Bernard Picar-XVIIe siècle. &#151; Deux fleurons, XVIIIe siècle.Quatre têtes de chapitres de de Sève pour une Histoire Naturelle, 1770. &#151; Deux vignettes de Gravelot (Sagesse). &#151; Deu culs-de-lampe par Eisen et de Sève.Quatre tètes de chapitres Louis XIV. &#151; Deux vignettes Louis XV. &#151; Huit fleurons XVIII' siècle.Sept tètes de chapitres Louis XV, quatre de Eisen. &#151; Deux lettres XVIe siècle. &#151; Huit fleurons XVIIIe siècle.Grande vignette aux armes de Louis XV. Marillier pour un Dorât . titre par Eisen, figure, 1767. - Armoiries XVIII' sièc!<Dix têtes de chapitres Louis XIV7 et Louis XV. &#151; Cartouche Salamandre. 1575. &#151; Quatre vignettes, 1592 et 1660.Encadrements de Marvie pour les Fêtes du Mariage du Dauphin en 1747. &#151; Titre des Idylles de Saint-Cyr, par Gravelot.&#149;Dix têtes de chapitres et Lettres XVIe siècle. &#151; Cinq culs-de-lampe Louis XV. &#151; Trois têtes de chapitres Louis XIV.Dix-sept têtes de chapitres époque Louis XV.Encadrements de Paris [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MANUSCRIPT MAP OF NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA].

      [Np, but likely northwest Pennsylvania. ca. ]. 1770 - Manuscript map on two joined pieces of paper, measuring 15 x 15 1/2 inches total. Old folds. Three very small separations at the folds with no real loss, some wrinkling, else near fine. An intriguing, detailed, and very rare manuscript map of northwestern Pennsylvania, created by noted surveyor and soldier Robert Lettis Hooper, Jr. The map encompasses the present-day Pennsylvania counties of Erie, Crawford, Venango, Armstrong, Jefferson, and Clarion, a district that would later become famous due to its oil and gas deposits. In fact, "Oil Spring" and "Oil C[reek]" are shown in the northeast corner of the map. The scale of the map is fifteen miles to an inch, and covers the area from Presque Isle on Lake Erie (site of the present-day city of Erie) in the northwest to the region just to the north and east of Pittsburgh (which is not shown) in the southwest. The western branch of the Susquehanna is drawn in the southeast, and the area that is now encompassed by the Allegheny National Forest is in the northeast. The dominant feature of the map is the "Allegany River," shown snaking its way north and east to its headwaters. More than a dozen tributaries, rivers, and creeks branching off the Allegheny are shown and identified, as is the Buffalo Swamp and Fort "Wenango" (sic, actually Venango). Two roads are indicated on the map in dotted lines, one showing the "road from Fort Pitt to Wenango," and the other, in the far northeast, marking the "Indian Path to Cayuga." Hooper notes that the fort at Presque Isle has been demolished, and identifies the ruins of another French fort. Along the run of the Allegheny where it branches northeast at Fort Wenango, Hooper notes that "the current of this river is moderate and the canoeing is good to the mouth of Oil C." In the area just northwest of present-day Erie, Hooper writes that "when you have passed those short broken hills that confines the Allegany [sic] River, the country is level, the soil thin and a whitish clay, through which the water does not readily penetrate." In the south-central portion of the map Hooper has drawn a line connecting the Allegheny and Susquehanna rivers and has written a note reading "purchased in 1768," likely referring to an early land speculation in which he engaged. Hooper has signed his name on the map in the right margin. Robert Lettis Hooper, Jr. (ca. 1730-97) was born in New Jersey, the son of Robert Lettis Hooper, who was Chief Justice of the colony of New Jersey. Early in his life Hooper was involved in the milling business and as a merchant in Philadelphia. In the 1760s he made trips west to Fort Pitt, and was contracted for making land surveys and engaged in other projects throughout the region for the colonial government for several years. During the Revolution he served as Deputy Quartermaster General in the Continental Army, and was responsible for the area covering Northampton, Bucks, Berks, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Sussex County in New Jersey. After the war he became involved in the iron business in New Jersey, operating the Durham Ironworks and the Ringwood Ironworks, and continued working as a surveyor, laying out the towns of Mine Hill and Bloomsbury in New Jersey. Hooper served in the New Jersey legislature in the 1780s, and was involved in land sales in Pennsylvania in the 1780s as well. A great colonial manuscript map of northwestern Pennsylvania.

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