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        Mathesis Forensis, Worinnen die Rechenkunst, Geometrie, Baukunst, Mechanik, und Hydrostatik, wie auch Chronologie, nach ihren Grundsätzen hinlänglich abgehandelt, zugleich die Anwendung derselben auf die in der Rechtsgelehrsamkeit, bey allen obern und niedern Gerichten, vieilfältig vorkommende Fälle, in besondern Abhandlungen, zu nützlichem Gebrauch...

      . Leipzig: Johan Friedrich Junius 1770. With engr. portrait, 8 folding tables and 5 folding engravings. XXXII + (4) + 472 + (28) pp. Contp. half calf, extremities with signs of wear..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Paradise Lost, A Poem

      Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University, Glasgow 1770 - Approx. 13'' by 8.25''. Full leather binding, spine with raised bands, outer binding original, but in poor condition. Inner book is generally clean & still well bound. Subscriber list, summary of the arguments within the poem. 466pp of the poem plus index. Portrait of Milton on title page and marbled endpapers. 3 pages at front have a tear and there is an ink stain on the edge. (see pictures). From the library of Lockhart of Cleghorn with their bookplate on the front pastedown. With an inscription 'Barbara Lockhart from her sister Mrs Jamieson' on the front endpapers.***Heavy & will require overseas postage*** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire et vie de l'Arretin ou entretiens de Magdelon & de Julie. Ou l'on a joint La Tourriere des Carmelites, servant de pendant au P. de C. augmentee d'une piece bien corrigee, & relative au sujet. Avec des figures en taille-douce. Ohne Ort, 1776. 120 S. Mit 14 aufgewalzten Kupfertafeln. ANGEBUNDEN: (Rousseau, Jean-Baptiste). Epigrammes galantes de M. Rousseau. Ou l'on a fait suivre du meme auteur, celle du faune & des naiades.

      Londres (d.i. Paris), 1770.. 12mo. 1 Bl., 30 S. Mit 5 aufgewalzten Kupfertafeln. Späterer brauner marmorierter Lederband im Stil der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern und reicher -vergoldung.. Sehr schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        Mapa General de España, dedicatdo Al Serenissimo Señor Don Carlos Antonio, Principe de Asturias.

      1770 - Madrid, 1770. Original colour. 505 x 605mm. A rare map of Spain and Portugal, by Don Thomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca (1730-1802), Geographer to the King of Spain. The dedication is to the heir to the throne, later Charles IV (1748-1819), forced to abdicate in 1808.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        "Wahre Abbildung deren zwey wunderthätigen Mutter Gottes Bilder in dem Unteren und Oberen Chor Altaren, so mit großer Andacht verehret werden auf dem Heiligen Berg Andechs, O.S.P. Benedicti in Ober Lands Bayrn." Blick auf den zweigeschoßigen Hochaltar mit allen Figuren, in reicher Rokokoumrahmung, unten die Inschrift.

      . Kupferstich von Jos. Eras. Belling, Augsburg, um 1770, 43 x 31 cm.. Papierausriß im Eck oben rechts sorgfältig ergänzt, Randeinrisse ebenso geschlossen. Extrem seltenes, prachtvolles Blatt!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        This excellent Horse Marquis, got by the Godolphin Colt is the Property of Mr. Vernon won 300 Guineas. & the Gold Cup at Newmarket

      Robert Sayer, London 1770 - Mezzotint (margins expertly extended) on laid paper. A fine early mezzotint after an equestrian portrait by the mid-18th century master Francis Sartorius Robert Sayer issued four mezzotint portraits of well-known racehorses after Sartorius, each with details of their successes, and dated 10 January 1770. The present print is probably somewhat later. Francis Sartorius was born in Nuremburg and came to London with his father, John, in the mid-18th century. "Francis exhibited paintings of racehorses, hunters and hacks in London between 1773 and 1791, including twelve pictures in the Royal Academy. His work bridges the gap between the 'primitive' work of James Seymour and the realism of George Stubbs." (Lane, p.157). Charles Lane , British Racing Prints p.159.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        AN ESSAY ON THE WEATHER, with Remarks on The Shepherd of Banbury?s Rules for Judging of its Changes; and Directions for preserving lives and buildings from the fatal effects of lightening. Intended chiefly for the use of husbandmen.

      London, Printed for S. Hooper, 1770.FIRST EDITION 1770. 8vo, approximately 105 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: xxx, 108 including index, plus 4 pages of adverts, bound in modern quarter blue morocco, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards, new cream endpapers. A few small indentations to lower spine, slight rubbing to gilt title, pale staining to title page, pale staining to upper margins of prelims and last twelve pages, pale stain to 1 page affecting text, all text legible, a few pointing hands in old ink in the margins, small pale stains to top and bottom of inner margins of endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. See: Mary S. Aslin, Catalogue of the Printed Books on Agriculture, Published Between 1471 and 1840, page 93; Agricultural Writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arther Young, 1200 - 1800 by Donald McDonald page 211. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Prospect der Pauliner Straße zu Göttingen.

      Augsburg, Probst, um 1770.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten) nach Georg Daniel Heumann, Bildausschnitt 27,5 x 41 cm, Blattgr. 34,5 x 47 cm.. Sixt von Kapff K49. Zeigt links die Pauliner Kirche, die Fachwerkhäuser gegenüber sind heute noch fast unverändert erhalten, dahinter die beiden ungleichen Türme der Johanniskirche; gebräunt, rechte untere Ecke wasserrandig, sonst gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Kupferstich und Radierung] "De gestoffeerde kamer"

      Amsterdam : J. Smit, [ca. 1770] - Bildgrösse 35 x 45 cm. Bildträger 47 x 62 cm. Handkoloriert. Interieur-Ansicht des Amsterdammer Stadttheaters "Amsterdamsche Schouwburg" an der Keizersgracht, der 1772 vom Feuer völlig zerstört wurde. Der Dekor u.a. mit Abbildung von einem Orchestergraben wurde von einer anderen, später gestochenen Platte gedruckt, ebenso der Titel unter das Bühnenbild. Die Platte der Theatervorstellung stammt vermutlich aus den 60er Jahren des 18. Jahrhunderts. nl

      [Bookseller: Paul van Kuik Antiquarian Music]
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        [7 botanical watercolour drawings]. [Netherlands, ca. 1776]. Set of 7 watercolour drawings on laid paper of various sizes ranging from 23×19 to 23×30.5. Each mounted on a backing sheet in modern passepartout.

      For the artist: Scheen, p. 84; Thieme & Becker III, p. 460; Wurzbach I, p. 92. A set of botanical watercolour drawings signed by the Dutch artist H[endrik?] Berninck who was active in Amsterdam from ca. 1770 until at least 1789. The set includes 6 watercolours after Chinese originals, each depicting a flower, woody plant or branch from a fruit tree set on a somewhat flat background, and 1 floral still life, showing a flower in a pot, with 2 blossoming buds. Berninck started as a copper smith, but was able to live as an artist after an inheritance. Few of his works are known to survive, all flower paintings and drawings in the style of Jan van Huysum and Rachel Ruysch. Only a few very tiny specks, otherwise all in fine condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Historia de Nueva-Espana escrita por su Conquistador Hernan Cortes aumentada con otros documentos, y notas

      Mexico Joseph Antonio de Hogel 1770 - "A Highly Esteemed Work"-Sabin CORTÉS, Hernan. LORENZANA, Francisco Antonio. Historia de Nueva-Espana. Escrita por su Conquistador Hernan Cortes aumentada con otros documentos, y notas Mexico: Joseph Antonio de Hogel, 1770. First edition of one of the seminal works on the early civilization of Mexico and its conquest. Folio (10 11/16 x 7 3/4 inches; 271 x 196 mm.). [20], xvi, 400, [18, index] pp. With frontispiece engraved by Navarro, folding map of new Spain engraved in 1769, large folding plate of the great temple of Mexico, thirty-one plates of Mexican hieroglyphics, folding map of California (by the pilot Domingo del Castillo in 1541), and a full page engraving of the ancient Mayan calendar. With errata. Contemporary vellum with brown morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Some minor staining to vellum. Spine label a bit chipped. A small professional repair to first folding map. Inner hinges cracked but firm. Some light spotting and a bit of worming throughout. Overall, a very good copy; exceptionally clean, well-margined and in a contemporary binding. An extremely important work containing valuable documents of the history of the conquest of Mexico. In this book Lorenzana (who was the Archbishop of Mexico from 1766 to 1772) reprints three of the Hernando Cortés letters to Charles V, with copious annotations, along with two highly important maps: Alzate’s map of New Spain and Castillo’s map of the Pacific Coast. The Historia de Nueva-Espana also includes a reproduction of an Aztec codex (engraved on thirty-one sheets), the Matrícula de Tributos, the first native book to be published in Europe. This work is particularly important in that it reveals the economics of the Aztec Empire, which had existed for only a little over a century before the Spanish conquest. The Aztecs first pacified foreign territories through commercial trade, and after their submission, exacted tribute in merchandise and raw materials desired by the Aztec elite in the central highlands of Mexico. This codex illustrates the precise tributes and the quantities of each, extracted on a regular basis like taxes, from the new provinces. "The notes by Lorenzana are of value, being chiefly on local question. This collection led to the appearance of several translations" (Sabin). Medina V, 5380. Palau 63204. Sabin 16938. Wagner, Spanish Southwest, 152. HBS 65456. $22,500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Age of Louis XV. Being the Sequel of the Age of Louis XIV. 2 volume set

      Dublin G. Faulkner, J. Exshaw, H. Saunders, W. Sleator etc 1770. G : in Good condition. Cover and spine rubbed. Contents tight. Heraldic bookplate of William Gunn Paul 'Vana spes Vit' Translated edition Leather cover 170mm x 100mm (7" x 4"). 220pp; 207pp.

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        TA., Dom, "Prospectus partis anterioris Ecclesiae Cathedralis Mediolanensis. .. Prospect des vorderen Theils der Dom-Kirche zu Meyland".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Probst in Augsburg, um 1770, 28 x 41. Der Titel unter der Darstellung in 4 Sprachen. - Auf dem Platz eine Artistentruppe bei der Vorführung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        TA., Innenstadtansicht mit ehemaliger Börse und der Giralda, "Prospectus Viae Majoris Civitatis Hispalenis, - Vue Perspective de la Bouvre de Seville et de la G.de Rue".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ), um 1770, 28,5 x 40,5. Mittig die ehemalige Börse von Sevilla, erbaut von Herrea, heute das "Archivo General de Indias". Rechts mittig die Giralda.

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        The History of Hindostan . Translated from the Persian; Translated from the Persian

      London: T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1770-, 1772. Three volumes, quarto, folding map and eight plates (including frontispieces), a fine set in handsome contemporary gilt decorated calf, spine in raised bands with red and green morocco labels, joints with some wear. A beautifully bound set of Dow's history of Bengal, illustrated with remarkable engraved plates mimicking Mughal imperial art and a folding plate illustrating the Sanskrit language. Alexander Dow (1736-1779) was a Scottish infantry officer in the employ of the East India Company. Born in Perthshire, Dow left Scotland in 1757 under a cloud, possibly fleeing the repercussions of a duel. He served for a few years as a midshipman before landing in Bengal in 1760 where he signed on as a cadet in the East India Company. Both intelligent and ambitious, he rose quickly within the ranks and as lieutenant was assigned with raising a battalion of native troops in 1763. Despite promotion to captain in the following year, Dow's fiery temperament and outspoken nature eventually caused a rift with the army elite when he complained over wages, a move that left him relegated to Britain by 1768. Here he published a translation of old Persian tales and the first two volumes of this history of India derived from the works of the Persian scholar Ferishtam. Dow eventually returned to Bengal to continue his career, but further unpleasantness with the Company administration left him back in England by 1772 where he published the third volume of this history, appending a biting attack on the governance of Bengal. Dow's was critical of entrenched corruption, cronyism and self-interest within the East India Company that stifled the possibility of wealth for generations of merchants. His essay is critical of monopoly licenses, property law, the injustices of the resident princes and appalling poverty of the peasant classes. Dow proposed a thorough revision of the status quo, including the introduction of new banking systems to provide credit and the circulation of paper money to alleviate the shortage of minted currency. Dow's History of Hindostan remains a crucial source of information on the region. In addition to his essay on the East India Company, the work contains a treatise of over 80 pages on the Hindu gods, festivals and myths that includes a fine engraved plate of the alphabet in Sanskrit. Second revised and enlarged edition of the first two volumes, first edition of volume 3.

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        Prospect des Königlichen Zollhausses in dem Hafen zu Port Mahon auf der Insul Minorca in dem Mittelländischen

      ca. 1770. Dastellung des Hafens Mahon in Minorca, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 26 x 38. Zustand: Rand oben und unten fachmänisch ergänzt

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer & Sapunaru KG]
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        Chirurgie, in welcher alles, was zur Wundarzney gehöret, nach der neuesten und besten Art, gründlich abgehandelt, und in acht und dreyßig Kupfertafeln die neuerfundene und dienlichste Instrumente, nebst den bequemsten Handgriffen der chirurgischen Operationen und Bandagen deutlich vorgestellet werden. 3 Teile in 1 Band.,

      Nürnberg, Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe 1770 - Mit gestochenem Frontispiz von J. M. Bernigeroth sowie 38 gefalteten Kupferstich-Tafeln mit vielen hundert Detailabbildungen. [6] Bl., 378 S.; 1 Bl., S. 379-1078, [12] Bl. Register. Hirsch III, 132. ADB XI, 672 ff. NDB VIII, 458 f. - Erstmalig in Altdorf 1718 erschienenes Hauptwerk des berühmten Chirurgen Lorenz Heister (1683-1758), der als Begründer der wissenschaftlichen Chirurgie in Deutschland gilt. "In seinem berühmten chirurgischen Hauptwerke hat er Alles, was bis dahin auf diesem Gebiete Bleibendes gewonnen war, zusammengefasst und es recht eigentlich zum Eigenthum der Wissenschaft gemacht" (Hirsch). "Seinen großen Erfolg verdankt das Buch zum Theil dem Umstande, daß es das erste in deutscher Sprache geschriebene Lehrbuch der Chirurgie war und daß Heister, der sorgfältig die besten in- und ausländischen Quellen benutzte und seine eigenen Erfahrungen hinzunahm, der Chirurgie die ihr (in Deutschland wenigstens) fehlende Basis der Anatomie zu geben verstanden hatte" (ADB). Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 499 22,5 x 18,5 cm. Pappband der Zeit, stärker berieben mit handschr. Rückenschild. Papier alterbed. durchgehend unterschiedl. fleckig. Neue viel vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. (Wahrscheinlich weitgehend identisch mit der 4. Auflage von 1742) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: REDIVIVUS Buchhandlung & Antiquariat]
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        Südliche Landschaft mit am Hang gelegener Kirche und Kloster.

      . Pinsel in Grau und Sepia, über Bleistift, mit Deckweiß gehöht, auf bräunlichem Bütten. 21:34,5 cm. Verso an den Rändern Reste einer alten Montierung, minimale Fehlstelle im Oberrand. Möglicherweise handelt es sich bei dieser Zeichnung um eine Vorlage für eine graphische Arbeit.. Frommel studierte an der Karlsruher Akademie unter Chr. Haldenwang (1770-1831) und Ph. J. Becker (1759-1829). Studienreisen führten ihn nach Paris, in die Schweiz und 1812-1817 nach Italien. 1818 wurde er zum Badischen Hofmaler ernannt. 1830-1858 war er Direktor der Karlsruher Akademie.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Gesamtans., "Dresden".

      . Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ) b. Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg, um 1770, 30,5 x 99,5. Nicht bei Fauser; Marsch, Friedr. Bernh. Werner, S. 138/139 ( Zustand 3 ). - Im Himmel Schriftband mit Titel und ein großes Wappen. Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen von 1 - 16 und Plattennumer "47"- Sehr schönes Exemplar. Im Himmel ein kleines Loch.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Copy of a letter to J. Ellis, Esq. , of Gray's-inn, from Dr. Solander... [in], The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature for the Year 1769

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1770. Two volumes in one, octavo; contemporary ms. ownership and shelf marks on front pastedown; an excellent copy in contemporary calf. Early news from the Endeavour. OA little-known first voyage publication, in fact one of the first accounts of the voyage to be printed: a letter from Solander to John Ellis written from Rio de Janeiro, dated 1 December 1768. Solander writes of his and Joseph Banks's frustration at being refused permission by the viceroy to go ashore to study the abundant plant life but how, by 'fair means and foul', they had managed to acquire some 300 specimens, and identify a number of new species. Although only a few pages long, the letter bristles with scientific comment on the flora and fauna they had managed to examine, and simultaneously shows Solander's eagerness for the voyage, commenting on how he has enlisted some of the brighter sailors to help identify and catalogue new species. He also recommends that visitors to Madeira seek out the assistance of one Dr Heberden who, Solander notes, contributed to their scientific study by procuring Banks and himself 'access to a nunnery' - given the ribald jokes later made at Banks' expense on the subject of his amorous adventures during the voyage, one wonders at the wisdom of this aside. Solander, who trained with Linnaeus, moved to England in 1759 for what was meant to be a brief visit, but it became his permanent home. With introductions from his former tutor, he became firm friends with John Ellis, and made substantial contributions to many of his most important works, including the Natural History of Zoophytes. However, it is the patronage of Sir Joseph Banks which was the turning point in Solander's career, and which led to his joining Cook's first voyage. On their return, Solander became Banks' secretary and librarian, a portmanteau position that also meant that he was, in effect, the curator of the natural history collection. Like Banks, Solander was very shy of taking credit for his work, and although he worked on some of the most important natural history projects of his generation, very few pieces were actually signed, and have only been attributed to him by later scholarship. Despite his many travels, Solander never returned to Sweden, and died at Soho Square in 1782. Not recorded by Beddie.

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        TA., Dom, "Vue perspective de la Cathedrale de Milan".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Mondhare in Paris, um 1770, 25 x 42. Der Titel unter der Darstellung in 4 Sprachen.

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        Prospectus Domus Regie concentibus Musicis Berolini consecratae e regione palatii regii - Veduta della Casa Reale delle Opere .... - Vue de la Maison ... - Prospekt des Königl. Opern-Hauses gegen dem Königl. Palast zu Berlin.

      . Kupferstich b. Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg, um 1770, 37 x 59. Sixt, Guckastenbilder, S. 52/53 ( ders. dort "sehr selten"; Kiewitz, Nr. 978; Ernst, Probst, G.B., Nr. 2. - Sehr seltenes Blatt bei Probst. - Blick von der Prachtstraße "Unter den Linden" zum Opernhaus, links die Universität, im Hgr. das Schloß. Im Vgr. ein eingezäuntes Stück Straße, in dessen Inneren zahlreiche Personen sind. - Dieses Blatt diente als Vorlage für die entsprechenden Guckkastenblätter. - Auf jeden Fall ein seltenes und sehr dek. Blatt. Tadellos erhalten.

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        Il selvaggio di Taiti ai Francesi con una lettera diretta al filosofo amico dei selvaggi

      A Londra, 1770. Octavo, xvi, 104 pp.; a fine uncut copy in original soft boards, rather worn and stained but nonetheless attractive, owner's inscription 'Girolamo Gherardini' on title. Very rare Italian translation of Bricaire de la Dixmerie's fictional account of Autourou, published in Paris in the same year; one of the earliest works on Tahiti. The book is not recorded by the National Union Catalog, nor by the standard bibliography of Tahiti (O'Reilly and Reitman's Bibliographie de Tahiti). Rolf Du Rietz comments in the Kroepelien catalogue that the printing is so rare that he has been able to locate only two copies of the work and no reference to it in any bibliography or catalogue. This important work relating to Tahiti takes the form of a letter allegedly written by Aotourou, the Tahitian who returned to Paris with Bougainville. There was much criticism of Bougainville on this point - Diderot particularly upbraided him for having 'torn' the native from his environment - but Autourou was a sensation, and apparently fascinated by the French capital. Bougainville himself paid to kit out a ship when Autourou expressed a wish to return home, but the Tahitian was killed en voyage by an outbreak of small pox. La Dixmerie was personally involved with Aotourou, and helped introduce him to Parisian high society. Despite this personal contact, la Dixmerie remained virulently opposed to the popular notion of the noble savage, just as he sided with Diderot in arguing that it was a violence to have brought Autourou back to France. In this fictional letter, Aotourou satirically compares the mores of Paris society with that of Nouvelle-Cythère. The description of Tahiti is based on the Lettre de Monsieur de Commerson, the naturalist on the voyage, which was first published in 1769. Published the next year, la Dixmerie's imaginative work is, as du Rietz comments, 'one of the earliest books relating to Tahiti.' Not until the 1779 publication of Taitbout's Essai sur l'Isle d'Otahiti would there be any serious separate work on Tahiti.

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        Paragone della Poesia Tragica d'Italia con quella di Francia, e sua difesa, con l'Apologia di Sofocle del Signor Conte Pietro de' Conti di Calepio di Bergamo.

      Antonio Zatta,, Venezia, 1770 - Venezia, Antonio Zatta, 1770. 8°. XXIII + 1 + 360 S. Gemusterte Interimsbroschur der Zeit (Blumendekor). In ital. Sprache. Mit dem gestochenen Porträt des Autors. - Stockfleckig, angestaubt, Lager- u. Gbr.-spuren, R. m. Fehlstellen. - Sehr selten! Italienisch Gemusterte Interimsbroschur der Zeit (Blumendekor). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MEMOIRS OF RUSSIA, Historical, Political, and Military, From the Year MDCCXXVII, to MDCCXLIV. A Period comprehending many remarkable Events. In Particular The Wars of Russia with Turkey and Sweden. With A Supplement, containing a Summary Account of the State of the Military, the Marine, the Commerce, &c. of that great Empire. Translated from the Original Manuscript of General Manstein, An Officer of Distinction in the Russian Service. Never before published. Illustrated with maps and Plans

      London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, in the Strand, 1770.. 1770.. Very good. ILLUSTRATED WITH 10 FOLDING MAPS & PLANS - Quarto, 10-1/2 inches high by 8- 3/8 inches wide. Handsomely bound in modern marbled boards backed with a brown calf spine with a gilt-titled leather label and decorations in gilt within raised bands on the spine. viii & 424 pages and an 8-page index, illustrated with 10 folding maps and plans. There is some foxing to the first and last few leaves and to some of the maps. There are a couple of tears to the folds of the first folding map, with early repairs to one fold from the verso. There are otherwise only a couple of minor tears to the edges of the folds and inner edges of a few of the other maps. Very good condition. A bright attractive book. <p>First edition. With a prefatory "Advertisment" by David Hume who oversaw the translation from General Manstein&#39;s original French manuscript.<p>This superlative work is illustrated with a frontispiece map of the "Theater of the War between the Russians and Turks, 1736-1737", a "Plan of the Town of Dantzick and of Fort Weichfelmunde, besieged by the Russian Army 1734", a "Plan de la Ligne de Perekop", a "New Map of Crimea By a Draught of the Russian Engineers, in which are marked the marches of the Russian Armies in the Year 1736 under Marshal Munich and in 1737 under Marshal Lacy", a "Plan of the Town of Asoph", a "Plan of the Town of Ocksakow taken by the Russians 1737", a "Plan of the Town of Ockzakow as it was when besieged by the Turks", a plan of the "Battle of Stavoutschan", a "Plan of Chockzin", and a map of "The Coast of Finland from Wybourg to Helsingfors".<p>The son of a Russian General, Christoph Hermann von Manstein (1711- 1757) served in the Prussian Army after completing his military training in Germany. He returned to Russia in 1736 and, being close to the Russian court, wrote not only about the Crimean Campaigns and Russia&#39;s war with Sweden, but offered fascinating observations on the court intriques and coups d&#39;etat which took place from 1727 to 1741. He left Russia once again in 1744.

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        Zwei dicht beieinander stehende Laubbäume mit großen Kronen.

      . Bleistift, auf Bütten, unten monogrammiert "L R", verso mit brauner Feder von alter Hand bezeichnet "Ld. Richter". 30,1:23 cm. Zwei winzige Löchlein innerhalb der Darstellung sind sorgfältig restauriert und von vorne nicht sichtbar. Provenienz: Norddeutsche Privatsammlung.. Als Sohn des Malers C.A. Richter (1770-1848) erhielt Ludwig Richter seinen ersten Unterricht im Malen, Zeichnen und Radieren bei seinem Vater. Mittels eines 3jährigen Reisestipendiums konnte er 1823-1826 nach Italien gehen, wo er regen Kontakt mit deutschen Künstlern pflegte. Nach seiner Rückkehr blieb er für wenige Jahre in Dresden, zog 1828 nach Meißen, wo er bis 1835 als Zeichenlehrer in der Porzellanmanufaktur tätig war. Anschließend wurde er als Professor an die Dresdener Kunstakademie berufen, wo er bis 1876 lehrte.

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        A view of his Grace the Duke of Kingston's house at Thoresby, with his Grace & attendants going a setting

      [London?] 1770 - A fine example of this excellent portrait (of both the Duke and his pointers) after Tillemans. This is a reduced version of a view (on two plates) published (according to Siltzer) by Sayer with an image area of 28 1/2 x 16 inches. Peter Tillemans "came to England from Antwerp in 1708. His first commissions were to paint topographical views. Each required figures to give life to the well-painted landscapes and what was more natural than to show some of the people mounted. his large and busily populated pictures of Newmarket Heath have considerable charm. The influence of his friend John Wotton is most pronounced in his horse portraiture while his compositions owe something to Francis Barlow. Tillemans' patrons included all the principal race-horse owners of the period. He must have known Newmarket well, already established as the home of the turf. Tillemans' influence on later sporting artists is considerable. The engravings after his Newmarket paintings provide a fascinating record of training and horse management when the turf was developing quickly in the hands of the aristocracy of the period." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.173) Mellon British Sporting and Animal Prints p. 187; Schwerdt III, p124; cf. Siltzer p.274 (large version only). Line engraving, by Pritchard (expert small repairs to left and right margins).

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        Gründliches mythologisches Lexicon, worinnen so wohl die fabelhafte, als wahrscheinliche und eigentliche Geschichte der alten römischen, griechischen und ägyptischen Götter und Göttinnen, und was dahin gehöret, nebst ihren eigentlichen Bildungen bey den Alten, physikalischen und moralischen Deutungen zusammen getragen, und mit einem Anhange dazu dienlicher genealogischer Tabellen versehen worden... sorgfältig durchgesehen, ansehnlich vermehret und verbessert von Johann Joachim Schwaben.

      Leipzig, Gleditsch, 1770.. Gr.-Oktav. Mit gestochem Frontispiz. Titel in Rot und Schwarz, 1 Bl.(Widmungsblatt), LIV S., 2502 Spalten, 1 w. S., 1 Bl., 17 Bl. mit 31 genealog. Tabellen. Leder der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, mit Rückenschildchen.. Erste von Johann Joachim Schwabe bearbeitete Ausgabe des in seiner Zeit sehr anerkannten Nachschlagewerkes über die Mythologie. - Ruppert 1968; Zischka 38: "Die Ausgabe von 1770 stand auf Goethes Schreibtisch. Quelle für Kleists Penthesilea und Grillparzers Goldenes Flies". - Benjamin Hederich (1675-1748) wirkte als Altertumsforscher und Lehrer. - Unteres Kapital etwas beschädigt; beschabt und bestoßen. Vorderer Spiegel, Vorsatz, Frontispiz, Titel und erste Seiten mit Wurmspuren am oberen Blattrand (ohne Text- bzw. Bildverlust); Spiegel und Vorsätze leimschattig; vorderer Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand; gestochenes Exlibris verso Titel; gebräunt und vereinzelt fleckig.

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        Nova Designatio Insulæ Jamaicæ ex Antillanis Americæ Septentrion. non postremæ Secundum Gubernationes suas accuratas.

      1770 - Augsburg, J.M.Probst, c.1770. Original colour. 490 x 560mm. Brown spot in sea area. An unusual later issue of Seutter's large map of Jamaica, here published by Johann Michael Probst, who had worked as an engraver for Seutter before becoming a publisher in his own right. Jamaica is shown divided into Precincts, and the large title cartouche shows natives harvesting the various products of the island, including sugar cane.

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        January

      Robert Sayer and John King, London 1770 - A very rare image that is both a highly decorative botanical print and an important document in the history of gardening. The plate comes from a very rare later issue of a series called 'Twelve Months of Flowers', originally issued by Robert Furber in 1730. Furber was a nurseryman with gardens near Hyde Park Gate in Kensington, London. The series was issued as a luxurious catalogue for his stock: over 400 flowers are illustrated, and each is identified in the key below the picture so that customers could easily order their requirements. These plates thus form an illustrated check-list of the varieties and forms of flowers that were popular with gardeners in the early 18th century. Furber later issued a small quarto book which contained reduced versions of the original plates. The present plate, published by Sayer, is from a very rare later version, re-engraved yet again, but to a size that is mid-way between the original and the quarto issue. Engraving, coloured by hand, by R. S.[heppard]. (Cut close to plate mark).

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        Portraits des Hommes et des Femmes Célèbres qui ont Paru en France

      Gautier DAGOTY fils Rue Ste Barbe, près Bonne-Nouvelle 1770 - Album complet de 72 pages dont 6 portraits gravés en manière noire de Louis XV, Louis IX Dauphin, Philippe d'Orléan, Louis XIIII, Louis XIII et Henri IV, joints d'un abrégé bibliographique, de deux pages titres et d'un index, par DAGOTY d'après ROSLIN, SANTERRE, RUBENS. Très bon état de l'ouvrage malgré une reliure fragile et des pages dentelées, quelques rousseurs sur la page, peu sur les sujets. Dimensions du livre : 27,5 x 36cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Mr. William Woty. Favete. [Volumes I and II, Bound in One Volume]

      Printed by G. Scott for W. Flexney Opposite Gray's Inn Gate 1770 - B00LUX1AVE 1770 first edition 'Printed by G. Scott, for W. Flexney, Opposite Gray's Inn Gate' (London), two volumes bound as one, 5 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches tall dark brown full leather bound, gilt lettering to spine, English marble endpapers, [16], xi, 159, [4], 175 pp., complete. Newly rebound in French goat. Minor staining to top of first title page. Otherwise, apart from an occasional very light instance of foxing, a very good to near fine copy of this scarce issue. ABPC indicates a copy has not come up at auction since 1990, when it sold for 750 pounds sterling ($1,444) at Sotheby's. References: ESTC No. N12044; OCLC No. 4433087. ~Z~ William Woty (circa 1731-1791) came to London, possibly from the Isle of Wight, to clerk for a solicitor. He participated in debating clubs and published poetry in the newspapers that was later collected in the volume, 'The Shrubs of Parnassus.' Woty was involved with William Dodd in the Christian's Magazine, and with Francis Fawkes in The Poetical Calendar. About 1767 he found a patron in Washington Shirley, 5th Earl Ferrers (1722-1778), for whom he did legal work. Woty died at Loughborough in 1791, having acquired some reputation as a bon vivant. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sägemühle im Muotatal.

      . Aquarell und Deckfarben auf braunem Velin. 27,2:37,8 cm. Vergleichsliteratur: M. Bircher u. G. Lammel, Helvetien in Deutschland. Schweizer Kunst aus Residenzen deutscher Klassik 1770-1830. Zürich, 1991, S. 98, Farbabb. S. 99, Nrn. 74-80 mit Abb.. Heß erlernte das väterliche Gewerbe eines Metzgers. Wenn er zum Vieheinkauf über Land ging, zeichnete er oder nahm sich Tierköpfe von der Schlachtbank als Modell mit heim. Auf diese Weise und Gemälde kopierend, bildete er sich vorzugsweise autodidaktisch. Einige Monate (1778) genoß er die Anleitung von H. Wuest und gewann die Freundschaft von H. Freudweiler, J. H. Meyer und S. Gessner, dessen Landschaften ihn entscheidend beeinflußten, von Lavater und Bodmer, durch die er Käufer, namentlich seiner Hochgebirgsbilder auch unter Engländern und Dänen, Deutschen und Franzosen fand. Er unternahm zahlreiche Wanderungen in die Alpen, ins Tessin und an den Comersee; einmal ging er bis Mailand und Genua. 1792 besuchte er Chamonix und malte ein berühmtes Montblanc-Bild, das in England verschollen ist. Auf diesen Reisen entwickelte er seinen Sinn für die Größe der Alpenwelt und eine bis dahin unerreichte Naturnähe der malerischen Darstellung. Schließlich wanderte er nach Rom (1794), wo ihn die Kunst Claude Lorrains und N. Poussins anzog. Als 1798 die französische Revolution das Reisen erschwerte, verlegte er sich aufs Radieren und schuf etwa achtzig Platten nach seinen früheren Gemälden und Zeichnungen. Das Muotatal ist im Kanton Schwyz östlich vom Vierwaldstätter See gelegen.

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        Shooting, Plate II

      Published by Thomas Bradford 1770 - A magnificent example of plate two from George Stubbs's rare shooting series, which highlights the artistic genius of this celebrated sporting artist. George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. This rare series is a wonderful example of Stubbs's genius; it brings a subtle complexity of composition and human interaction to a popular sporting theme, thus creating a set of truly compelling images. Stubbs sets his famous shooting series around Creswell Crag's steep limestone formations on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. In the Crags were caves containing the remains of prehistoric animals, as well as tools and weapons that were some of the oldest signs of human life in Britain. With their primeval and savage associations, they clearly appealed to Stubbs's imagination, and he repeatedly used them as a dramatic backdrop in his emotive paintings. In the shooting series, the crags serve to suggest the idea of the hunt as an age-old human endeavor. Although the two hunters are portrayed as city gentlemen, in this setting they echo the ancient struggle of man against nature, by literally following in the footsteps of early mankind. The paintings were not exhibited as a group in Stubbs's lifetime, but rather individually at the Society of Artists in 1767, 1768, 1769, and 1770. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 11-14, v/v; Huber , Cataglogue Raisonne du Cabinet d'Estampes de feu Monsieur Brandes., Wollett; Huber and Martini, Manuel des Curieux et des Amateurs de l'Art, Woollett, no. 16-19; Gori Gandellini, Notizie degli Intagliatori, Woollett, no. 16-19; Joubert, Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes, Woollett; Heller, Praktisches Handbuch fur Kupferstichsammler, p.842; Ticozzi, Dizionario degli Architetti, Sculptori, Pittori, Intagliatori, Woollett; Nagler, Neues Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexicon, Stubbs and Woollett, no. 47-50; Andresen, Handbuch fur Kupferstichsammler Woollett, no. 24; Le Blanc, Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes, Woollett, no. 41-44; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.269; Gilbey, Life of George Stubbs, no. 4,8,15,1; Slater, Engravings and their Value, p.696; Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874, no.5. Engraving with etching. Plate two out of four. State v/v, with the engraved inscription and publication line: "Geo. Stubbs pinxt.,***Wm. Woolett sculpt. / Bright Sol's all chaering Beams illume the Day; / The Dew's exhal'd from off the spangled Spray: / Now Covies to the silent stubbles fly, / And fearful Hares, midst Brake and Thistles lie; *** SHOOTING. / Plate IId. / Engraved after an Original Picture in the Possession of Mr. Bradford. / Published by THOS. BRADFORD, No. 132 Fleet Street, LONDON; as the Act directs 30th Augt. 1770.***See Pan and Flora range the late shorn Plain, / Where Game abounds they seldom hunt in vain; / By Instinct strongly urg'd each try around, / Now Snuff the Air, now scent the tainted Ground" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvre IVe. Sylvain. Comedie en un acte et en vers. Grave par le Sr. Dezauche. Imprime par Montulai

      . Paris : aux adresses ordinaires; Lyon : Castaud, Serrieres, [1770]. - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, verso gedrucktes Widmungsblatt), 134 S. Pgt. d. Zt. mit Titelschild. Vorderdeckel leicht beschabt. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf einige Notenseiten. Titel auf eine Stelle 5 x 7 cm. überklebt, dadurch einige Linien teils abgedeckt (u.a. Widmung). // Full score. Fol. Engraved. Contemp. parchment. with title label. Front baord sl. shaved. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents. Title at one place 5 x 7 pasted over with paper, some lines covered because of that.. Erstausgabe. RISM G/GG 4438.

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        Segelschiffe im Hafen.

      . Sepia-Pinsel, mit Sepia-Feder umrandet, auf Bütten. 4,5:5,9 cm. Ein Gegenstück zu dieser Zeichnung in identischer Größe befindet sich in der Kunsthalle Hamburg (Inv. Nr. 9163/241).. Künstlerisches Talent hatte sich früh bei dem jungen Kobell gezeigt und er erhielt Zeichenunterricht. Der Vater, ein Cousin von Ferdinand und Franz Kobell, hatte ihn aber für den kaufmännischen Beruf bestimmt, so daß er sich zunächst nur als Dilettant der künstlerischen Tätigkeit widmen konnte. Er zeichnete schon früh Motive von der durch Schiffe belebten Maas und wurde noch jung auf die Marinemalerei gelenkt. Einen Aufenthalt in England, wohin er im Auftrag des Vaters in Handelsgeschäften geschickt worden war, nutzte er zur weiteren künstlerischen Ausbildung. 1770 stellte er in der "Free Society" in London aus, ging aber erst nach seiner Rückkehr in die Heimat ganz zur Kunst über. Er verbrachte zwei Jahre in Amsterdam und studierte an der Zeichenakademie. Er fand Kontakt zu den dortigen Sammlern, z.B. Jac. de Vos und besonders zu Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, die ihm zahlreiche Zeichnungen abkauften. Hier lernte er auch Joh. Heinr. Wilh. Tischbein (1751-1829) kennen, mit dem er künstlerischen Austausch pflegte. 1772 unternahm er eine Studienreise in Frankreich und ließ sich dann in Rotterdam nieder, wo er mit Dirk Langendijk (1748-1805) zusammenarbeitete.

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        Une petite fille reçevant ses étrennes' [A little girl receives her gifts]

      [Frankfurt 1770 - A fine first state impression of this charming image, printed 'avant la lettre': before the addition of any lettering to the title panel. A reflective, fashionable lady in a tumultuous silk gown, leans forward slightly to hand some coins to her daughter. The small child stands looking up at her mother, one hand clasping an overflowing apron full of presents: a tankard, a corset; she holds her other hand up to her lips as if to say "a single kiss from you would mean more to me than all these gifts". Schenau was the pseudonym of Johann Eleazar Zeissig (1737-1806), who was at the time this engraving was made, the most popular genre painter in France. He was born in Saxony, but went to France in 1756 and stayed until 1770. He was successful in many realms of visual arts: painting, engraving, sculpture. He was most directly influenced by Greuze and liked to infuse his genre paintings with elements of emotion missing from most boudoir scenes. Justus Chevillet (1729-1790) was also born in Germany, but enjoyed a successful career in Paris as an engraver. Le Blanc II, p.11, no.81. Engraving, by Juste Chevillet, after Schenau (1 1/2 inch tear to left margin).

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        An Historical Collection of the several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean

      London: Printed for the author, 1770-, 1771. Two volumes in one, quarto, 17 engraved maps and plates; a couple of small stains, and some general ageing, but a good copy (complete with the 2 pp. Contents and Directions, often missing) in contemporary half calf, all edges red, some wear to joints and extremities. State of play in the Pacific. First edition: Dalrymple&#39;s history of the early voyages to the Southern Ocean is one of the foundation books for any voyage library. This classic voyage text was a work of far-reaching importance by the leading English hydrographer. Passionately involved in the argument over the possible existence of a southern continent, Dalrymple partially translates here some twelve original accounts which support his belief in its existence. His collection begins with Magellan&#39;s voyage of 1519, and the Spanish accounts that he translates include Mendana&#39;s voyage to the Solomon Islands in 1595, and that of De Quiros in 1606. The Dutch accounts include those of Le Maire, Schouten, Tasman, and Roggeveen. Dalrymple&#39;s long introduction on trade and his &#39;investigation of what may be farther expected in the South Sea&#39; carefully expound his belief in the existence of a "Great Southern Continent", a theory only finally laid to rest when Cook later sailed right over a substantial portion of it. Dalrymple (1737-1808), the great hydrographer, who had made his career in the East India Company, had originally been offered the command of the Endeavour voyage to observe the transit of Venus, but partly because of his insistence on being given an Admiralty commission, the command went instead to Cook. His disappointment is hinted at in the remarkable "undedications" of this work: to Byron &#39;who discovered scarcely anything but Patagonians&#39; and to Banks who &#39;infatuated with female blandishments forgot for what he went abroad and hastened back to amuse the European world with stories of enchantments&hellip;&#39;. Dalrymple&#39;s work was issued in a rather haphazard fashion. The first volume first appeared in a now exceedingly rare issue with a 1769 title-page and a dedication leaf also dated 1769, then in an equally rare edition with a cancel-title dated 1770. This version represents the form most often seen, with both title and dedication present as cancels.

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        Lettre de M. le C** de L***. A Monsieur Dupont, auteur éphémériste , au Château de Tourgeville, ce 15 Septembre 1770 [drop title]

      n.p., circa, 1770. Duodecimo, 72 pp., drop-title only, as published with no separate title-page and no colophon; very good, in modern boards, morocco label. A very good copy of this uncommon title by the fiery Comte de Lauraguais, best known for his association with Sir Joseph Banks, and particularly for his abortive attempt to publish a narrative by Banks of the Endeavour voyage. The pamphlet dates from the period just before Lauraguais fled to sanctuary in London, where he would pursue his acquaintance with Banks and ultimately attempt to publish his friend&#39;s letter on the Cook voyage. Lauraguais (1733-1824) had published his Mémoire sur la Compagnie des Indes in 1770, and it had been the subject of some strong attacks by figures such as the economist Morellet. Here, the Dupont of the title is actually one of Morellet&#39;s closest allies, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, the French economist whose children established the famous chemical company Dupont in the United States. Dupont was himself the protégé of François Quesnay, and formed part of a group dedicated to economic and cultural reforms. The Compagnie des Indes (or French East India Company) had been disbanded amid great controversy in 1769, and naturally became the subject of strong polemics by many influential French writers, especially after Louis XVI decreed that the properties and assets of the Company should be transferred to the state. Both Dupont and Lauraguais had already published strongly-worded essays on the subject, and as this pamphlet confirms, they didn&#39;t see eye-to-eye on the subject. As a result, this pamphlet is a violent attack against Dupont de Nemours: indeed, Lauraguais&#39;s outbursts on the Compagnie des Indes at this time were one of the main reasons he went into self-imposed exile in England in 1771. Lauraguais was notoriously quick to print, but despite his rather voluminous output, all of his pamphlets and books are quite scarce. This pamphlet is certainly very rare, and although noted in Barbier&#39;s bibliography it is not widely known. Copies are scarce in international collections, although the works collates identically with a copy in the Bibliothèque National de France.

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        Ten Voluntaries for Organ or Harpsichord (Op 5, bound with Op 6 and Op7)

      C and S Thompson/Button and Whittaker, London - Oblong folio in modern boards. 38p. 52p. 33p. Spine has gilt lettering which has a date c. 1770, however the title pages of each set are on paper watermarked 1809 which suggest that these are later impressions of the earlier editions. Apart from some light foxing to the margins and general browning of the printed areas, the music is all very clear and all the pages have good margins. Previous owner's name on the inside of the front cover. n.d. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erklärungen schwerer Stellen in den göttlichen Schriften des Neuen Testaments mit Beurtheilungen entgegen stehender Auslegungen verbunden. Erster bis vierter Teil sowie Fortgesetzte Erklärung schwerer Stellen........ und Neue Aufklärung der Schriftstelle Röm. 8, 17, 23. Von der seufzenden Kreatur, nebst anderen erläuterten Paulinischen Schriftstellen und einem Anhange.

      Jena, Verlag Johann Wilhelm Hartung, 1770 bis 1772, die Forgesetzte Erklärung (1778)....und Neue Aufklärung (1776) bei Johann Christian Gollner, Jena... 6 Bände. 11 Bl, 644 Seiten sowie die Vorworte, 2 Bl, 151 S. XXIII, 183 S. (die letzte Seite als Kopie) chronologisch eingebunden, neuer Einband. Titel vom ersten Teil alt hinterlegt, Seiten teils mit Feuchtigkeitsrändern, Schnitt unterschiedlich stark gedunkelt

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        Descrizione d&#39;un nuovo pendolo a correzione. In: Toaldo, Giuseppe, Della vera influenza degli astri . . ., pp. 216-222

      Padua: Nella Stamperia del Seminario, 1770. <p>Toaldo, Giuseppe (1719-97). Della vera influenza degli astri, delle stagioni, e mutazioni di tempo, saggio meteorologico . . . 4to. [20], 222pp. Engraved plate, 4 folding printed tables. Padua: Nella Stamperia del Seminario, 1770. 255 x 193 mm. (uncut). 20th century half vellum, marbled boards, hand-lettered spine. Minor foxing and soiling, marginal tear in half-title repaired, but very good.</p> <p>First Edition of Toaldo&#146;s work on the influence of the stars and planets on the Earth&#146;s weather and atmosphere, which went through three editions in the 18th century and was translated into French. Toaldo was a professor of astronomy and meteorology at the University of Padua and the first director of the city&#146;s astronomical observatory, which he was instrumental in having built. He began taking meteorological observations in 1766 and in 1778 founded the Giornale astro-meteorologico, a yearly journal whose purpose was to perform meteorological forecasts based on astronomical cycles and the previous years&#146; statistical data. He was very interested in &#147;performing sound statistical analyses, to find teleconnections between astronomical and meteorological events, and to establish practical connections between meteorology and human health or agriculture&#148; (Camuffo, p. 33).</p> <p>Included in Toaldo&#146;s work is a brief paper by astronomer and physicist Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711-87) describing a new type of pendulum (&#147;Descrizione d&#146;un nuovo pendolo a correzione,&#148; pp. 216-222). Camuffo, &#147;History of the long series of daily air temperature in Padova (1725-1998),&#148; in Camuffo and Jones, ed., Improved Understanding of Past Climatic Variability from Early Daily European Instrumental Sources, pp. 12, 33-34. </p>

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        Sägemühle im Muotatal.

      . Aquarell und Deckfarben auf braunem Velin. 27,2:37,8 cm. Vergleichsliteratur: M. Bircher u. G. Lammel, Helvetien in Deutschland. Schweizer Kunst aus Residenzen deutscher Klassik 1770-1830. Zürich, 1991, S. 98, Farbabb. S. 99, Nrn. 74-80 mit Abb.. Heß erlernte das väterliche Gewerbe eines Metzgers. Wenn er zum Vieheinkauf über Land ging, zeichnete er oder nahm sich Tierköpfe von der Schlachtbank als Modell mit heim. Auf diese Weise und Gemälde kopierend, bildete er sich vorzugsweise autodidaktisch. Einige Monate (1778) genoß er die Anleitung von H. Wuest und gewann die Freundschaft von H. Freudweiler, J. H. Meyer und S. Gessner, dessen Landschaften ihn entscheidend beeinflußten, von Lavater und Bodmer, durch die er Käufer, namentlich seiner Hochgebirgsbilder auch unter Engländern und Dänen, Deutschen und Franzosen fand. Er unternahm zahlreiche Wanderungen in die Alpen, ins Tessin und an den Comersee; einmal ging er bis Mailand und Genua. 1792 besuchte er Chamonix und malte ein berühmtes Montblanc-Bild, das in England verschollen ist. Auf diesen Reisen entwickelte er seinen Sinn für die Größe der Alpenwelt und eine bis dahin unerreichte Naturnähe der malerischen Darstellung. Schließlich wanderte er nach Rom (1794), wo ihn die Kunst Claude Lorrains und N. Poussins anzog. Als 1798 die französische Revolution das Reisen erschwerte, verlegte er sich aufs Radieren und schuf etwa achtzig Platten nach seinen früheren Gemälden und Zeichnungen. Das Muotatal ist im Kanton Schwyz östlich vom Vierwaldstätter See gelegen.

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