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      - Plate Tab. 72 : 'Classis XX Ordo I, Gynandria Diandria - Orchis latifolia.' This plate shows the Dactylorhiza majalis (western marsh orchid, broad-leaved marsh orchid, fan orchid, common marsh orchid, or Irish Marsh-orchid), a terrestrial Eurasian orchid. Copperplate engraving / etching on a verge type of hand-laid paper with original hand colouring. John Miller, otherwise Johann Sebastian Mueller (1715 - c.1790), draughtsman and engraver, was born at Nuremberg and studied there under J. C. Weigel and M. Tyroff. In 1744 he came to England with his brother Tobias, an engraver of architecture, and he passed the remainder of his life in this country, chiefly practising as an engraver. Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining/soiling from handling. Irregular edges with very small tears. Very clean plate otherwise. German name of the species Knabenkraut in handwriting below image. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 15 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 11.8 x 17.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 38 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 30 x 44 cm.

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      - Plate Tab. 6: 'Classis III Ordo I, Triandria Monogynia - Crocus sativus.' This plate shows the Crocus sativus, commonly known as saffron crocus, of the Crocus genus in the Iridaceae family. It is best known for the spice saffron, which is produced from parts of the plant's flowers. Copperplate engraving / etching on a verge type of hand-laid paper with original hand colouring. John Miller, otherwise Johann Sebastian Mueller (1715 - c.1790), draughtsman and engraver, was born at Nuremberg and studied there under J. C. Weigel and M. Tyroff. In 1744 he came to England with his brother Tobias, an engraver of architecture, and he passed the remainder of his life in this country, chiefly practising as an engraver. Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining/soiling from handling. Irregular edges with some small tears. Very clean plate otherwise. German name of the species 'Safran' in handwriting below image. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 15 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 10.6 x 17.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 38 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 27 x 44 cm.

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      - Plate Tab. 76: 'Classis XX Ordo VII, Gynandria Polygynia - Arum maculatum.' This plate shows the Arum maculatum. It is known by an abundance of common names including snakeshead, adder's root, arum, wild arum, arum lily, lords-and-ladies, devils and angels, cows and bulls, cuckoo-pint, Adam and Eve, bobbins, naked boys, starch-root, wake robin, friar's cowl and jack in the pulpit. Copperplate engraving / etching on a verge type of hand-laid paper with original hand colouring. John Miller, otherwise Johann Sebastian Mueller (1715 - c.1790), draughtsman and engraver, was born at Nuremberg and studied there under J. C. Weigel and M. Tyroff. In 1744 he came to England with his brother Tobias, an engraver of architecture, and he passed the remainder of his life in this country, chiefly practising as an engraver. Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining/soiling from handling. Irregular edges with some small tears. Very clean plate otherwise. German name of the species 'Aron' in handwriting below image. Paper top left margin reinforced. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 15 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 11.8 x 17.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 38 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 30 x 44 cm.

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        An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth; in opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism. Edinburgh, A. Kincaid & J. Bell, London, E. & C. Dilly, 1770.

      - First edition. 'In 1770 Beattie first published the work for which he is best known, An Essay on Truth, an abrasive attack on 'modern scepticism' in general, and on David Hume in particular. The Essay was a great success, earning its author an honorary degree from Oxford and an audience with George III. Samuel Johnson declared in 1772 that 'We all love Beattie'. Hume, on the other hand, described the Essay as 'a horrible large lie in octavo', and dismissed its author as that 'bigotted silly Fellow'. Although Beattie was no match for Hume as a philosopher, the success of the Essay suggests that, unlike Hume, Beattie voiced the characteristic assumptions and anxieties of his age' (James Beattie: Selected Philosophical Writings, edited by James Harris, 2004). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, viii, 503 pp., contemporary plain boards, stained and with wear at edges, spine label renewed, old annotation on the second of two front free endpapers, otherwise internally clean and unbrowned, a good sound copy with wide margins and edges uncut. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gründliche Einleitung in die Chirurgie, oder kurze Anweisung alle

      Krankheiten, so denen Chirurgis vorkommen, theils mit innerlichen und äußerlichen Medicamenten, theils durch Operationen zu kuriren. Bey Caspar Fritsch. Leipzig. 1770. VI. 988 S. m. 6 Kupfertafeln und einem Anhange einiger zusammengesetzten Arzneymittel. (einige Tafeln fleckig)(leicht fleckig)(Einband beschabt)(Ecken bestoßen)(Rü oberer Rand fehlt ca. 1 cm). Hld. d. Zt.-3)Bild einer Tafel.

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        Di una riforma d'Italia. Ossia dei mezzi di riformare i più cattivi costumi e le più perniciose leggi d'Italia. Edizione seconda accresciuta di altrettanto.Villafranca, s.n. , 1770.

      Villafranca, s.n. 1770 - Cm. 16,5, pp. (42) 708 [alcuni errori nella numerazione dei quaderni iniziali, copia esattamente conforme alla scheda Iccu e a tutte quelle collazionate e digitalizzate on line]. Legatura in cartonato rustico coevo con rinforzo al dorso in carta antica decorata. Segnatura di collocazione di biblioteca privata alla sguardia finale. Minimi segni del tempo alla legatura, macchiette sparse e sporadiche fioriture, peraltro esemplare ad ampi margini e in buono stato di conservazione. Carlo Antonio Pilati (1733-1802), giureconsulto e pensatore trentino di Tassullo, ebbe un ruolo significativo fra gli illuministi europei. Questo trattato fu scritto in Svizzera (e pubblicato per la prima volta in italiano nel 1767), dove il Pilati visse a lungo, anche a causa del bando ricevuto dal principato di Trento e dove comunuqe ebbe modo di conoscere Montesquieu, Helvetius, Voltaire e Rousseau. Pilati auspicò riforme graduali che contribuissero a migliorare il livello della vita senza peraltro portare a sacrificare le strutture politiche e sociali esistenti. Teorizzò la riforma del sistema giuridico rivalutando il diritto naturale e ridimensionando la tradizione romanistica, la riforma della Chiesa con l'abolizione degli ordini monastici e l'introduzione del matrimonio dei sacerdoti. Rivendicò infine la libertà dell'individuo nella sfera religiosa, attraverso la tolleranza verso ogni confessione e nella sfera giuridica, attraverso la rivisitazione del diritto di famiglia e della procedura penale. Rara seconda edizione accresciuta. Cfr. Iccu; Melzi, Dizionario opere anonime, II, p. 444; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II,2, p. 750, ove si menziona come reale luogo di stampa Coira, Società tipografica. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Useful hints to those who make the tour of France, in a series of letters, written from that Kingdom. . these letters contain some account of the inferior police of that Kingdom in general, and of Paris in particular. The second edition corrected.

      London: G. Kearsly 1770 - 12mo., (4) + 264pp., including the half-title, contemporary mottled calf, spine fully gilt and labelled. A pretty copy with the bookplates on front pastedown of Easton Neston Library> and Sir Thomas Hesketh Bart.> Philip Thicknesse (1719-1792), travel writer, Lieutenant-Governor of Landguard Foot in Suffolk, adventurer, duellist and protagonist for the slave trade, had already published Observations on the customs and manners of the French nation> (1766). A few years later (1777) he went on to publish, in two volumes, A year's journey through France, and part of Spain.> Thicknesse's Useful Hints> took issue with Smollett's contemporary and rather hostile account of France and the French which had been already put in his Travels through France and Italy> (1766). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung von der Vertheidigung der Festungen, ein Original-Werk des Herrn Marschalls von Vauban. Auf höchsten Befehl aus dem Französischen übersetzt durch G.A. von Clair Königlichen Preussischen Ingenieur-Capitaine.

      Berlin und Potsdam, bey Christian Friedrich Voss, 1770, - in-8vo, XXIIII + 262 S. + 1 Bl. + 15 gef. Tabellen + 9 gef. Kupfertafeln, Ex-Libris ?Isidor Pellegrini?, kl. Stempel ?Pellegrini Basel? auf Vorsatz; Trockenstempel und hs. Ex-Libris ?F.A. Mesmer? auf Titelblatt, Original H.-Lederband, Rückenschildchen. Deutsche Übersetzung der Ausgabe von Jombert (1759), die wiederum im wesentlichen auf der Arbeit von Deshoulières beruht ?mit Bruchstücken der echten Arbeit Vaubans vermengt? (Jähns). Etwas gebräunt, 1 Falttafel mit schmalem Schmutzrand. Exlibris u. Namensstempel des Basler Bildhauers Isidor Pellegrini (1841-1887).German translation of Vaubans classic on fortifications and military strategy.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Jähns III, 1434; Pohler 701; Jordan 3922. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ceremonial Romano-Seráphico de la Santa Provincia de Cantabria de la Regular observancia de N.P.S. Francisco. Contiene las ceremonias del Choro, assí en lo cantado, como rezado del Oficio Divino, la de la Missa rezada, y cantada, conforme a las Rúbricas del Missal Romano: Bendición de las Candelas, Cenizas, Ramos, Funciones de la Semana Santa, todo género de Processiones, Decretos de la Sagrada Congregación de Ritos, conducentes a Funciones Eclesiásticas, y doctrina de Autores mas graves, assi antiguos, como modernos.

      - Vitoria, Thomás de Robles, 1770, 20 x 15 cm., pergamino de época, 12 h. + 532 págs. PAÍS VASCO

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        Istituzioni delle Leggi della Regia Doana di Foggia

      Nella Stamperia Raimondiana, 1770. ITALIANO 0,49 Opera in 4, brossura cartonata in discrete condizioni con strappi e aloni di umidità su piatti e dorso, intestatura manoscritta al dorso, taglio fortemente frastagliato, fioriture tra le pagine, imponente alone nel margine interno delle prime pagine, da segnalare delle viziature ai bordi superiori delle pp, 110-114, frontespizio completo nelle informazioni bibliografiche e impreziosito da marca tipografica figurata, ad aprire il volume una prefatio con testatina decorata e capolettera figurata a stampo architettonico in cornice geometrica, note a margine del testo USATO

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        Ricerche intorno alla natura dello stile.In Milano, appresso Giuseppe Galeazzi Reg. Stampatore, 1770.

      In Milano, appresso Giuseppe Galeazzi Reg. Stampatore 1770 - Cm. 20, pp. 164 (2, correzioni). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli su tassello in marocchino rosso e fregi in oro al dorso. Qualche sporadica e trascurabile macchietta. Esemplare ben conservato. Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794), giurista ed economista milanese, fu tra i massimi rappresentanti dell'Illuminismo italiano. Quest'opera fu compilata in seguito ad alcuni studi che Beccaria pubblicò sulla rivista il Caffè, aventi oggetto la libertà dello stile rispetto alla tradizione letteraria. L'Autore teorizzò il rinnovamento dei generi letterari attraverso l'abbandono del criterio dell'aderenza a norme fisse dedotte dalle opere del passato, da ottenersi perseguendo un'indagine filosofica fondata sull'essenza dell'attività artistica. Non comune prima edizione. Cfr. Firpo II, p. 512; Gamba, 2147; Parenti, Prime edizioni italiane, p. 67; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"Aussicht auf die Elbe von der Schiffer Boerse in Hamburg nach Westen auf Altona\".

       Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von Leizelt, Augsburg, um 1770, 24,5 x 37 cm. In der Kaiserlichen Akademie in Augsburg erschienenes, seltenes, altkoloriertes Guckkastenblatt von guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Hamburg, Guckkastenblatt

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        Le satyre amoureux. / Le satyre refusé. 2 Tableaux ensemble.

      A Paris, chés Demarteau, graveur et Pensionnaire du Roi rue de la Pelterie a la Cloche, Vers 1770, - 22 x 26 cm, gravures originales pointillées, impressions en noir et rouge sur fond beige, les deux tableaux se font pendant. encadrements en bois doré (37 x 40.5 cm). / Übereckvergoldeter Rahmen. Peint et dessiné par Caresme Peintre du Roi - Gravé par Demarteau. Fine, colour-printed, 18th century engravings with mythological scenes, matted & with identical gold frames. Demarteau inventa un mode nouveau de gravure, imitant le dessin à la sanguine. Ce procédé, appelé ?la roulette? consiste à rendre l?aspect du crayon de couleur en utilisant des roulettes de différentes largeurs, aux aspérités variables selon la dureté du crayon dont on reproduit le trait. Ses oeuvres ont atteint avant 1914, des prix extraordinairement élévés.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Benezit sous Demarteau Gilles (Ecole Flamant).

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        Vue de l?ancienne Ville de Rhode et du fameux Colosse de Metail qui fermoit le Port et eclairoit les Vaisseaux il pesoit neuf-cent-mille Livres.(Rhodes - Colosse de Rhodes - Colossus of Rhodes/Greece). Optical view - Vue d?optique du XVIIIème siècle.

      A Paris chez Mondhare rue St.Jacques près St. Severin, s.d. vers 1770, - Image/vue 25.5x40 cm, gravure sur cuivre, coloriée à la main, qqs taches en haut de l?image, sinon bon état, 1 feuille 23x46.5 cm. Optical view 18th century original hand-colouring - Vue d?optique du XVIIIème siècle couleurs d?origine - Guckkastenblatt, Kupferstich des 18. Jhds.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Anfangsgründe der Gymnastik oder Turnkunst.

      Mit gest. Frontispiz von H. Lips nach Volmar, gest. Titel und 8 gefalteten federlithograph. Tafeln. VI, IV, 167 S., 1 Bl. Bedruckter Orig.-Pappband. Meuss 3006 Weissbein/Roth 133. - Erste Ausgabe. - Vorliegende Schrift von Clias, Sohn eines 1770 nach Amerika ausgewanderten Nidwaldner Kaufmanns und Offiziers im Amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg, wird meist als die eigentliche Grundlage des Kunstturnens in der Schweiz bezeichnet.. Erschien zeitgleich mit Turnvater Jahns "Deutscher Turnkunst". - Clias wirkte als Lehrer für Gymnastik in Bern und schuf ebenda einen Turnplatz mit den nötigen Einrichtungen unterhalb der Kleinen Schanze und eine Badeanstalt im Marzili. - Die Tafeln zeigen 67 gymnastische Übungen. - Bestoßen. Ein Gelenk oben mit etwas Verlust am Papierbezug. Vorderer Spiegel, Frontispiz und Tafeln verso gestempelt. Die Tafeln etwas feuchtfleckig, die erste mit alter Reparatur.

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        Recherches d'antiquités militaires, avec la défense du Chevalier Follard, Contre les allégations insérées dans les Mémoires militaires sur les Grecs & sur les Romains.

      Paris, Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, M. DCC. LXX, 1770, - in-4to, 1 feuille blanche + XXIV + 226 p. + 1 feuille: Approbation / Privilège + 8 planches gravées dépliantes, ex libris aux armes du Château de Montrevost, pages de garde d?origine (papier dominoté), reliure en veau d?époque, dos à 5 nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge au dos, coiffes avec pts. manques, début de fente dans la charnière en bas devant, galerie de vers sur le plat devant, coins dénudés. Le Chevalier de Folard surnommé le Végèze français (Né à Avignon 1669-1752).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Marini, Biblioteca di fortificazione, p. 304; Blanchard, Les ingénieurs du Roi, pp. 491-492.

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        Bibliothèque choisie de Médecine, Tirée des ouvrages périodiques, tant François qu?Etrangers. Avec plusieurs autres pièces rares, & des remarques utiles & curieuses. - Tome I à X. Ens. 9 (de 10) volumes.

      Paris, Chez D'Houry, père, M. DCC. XLVIII. - Chez la Veuve D?Houry, M. CC LXX., 1748 - 1770, - in-4to, véritable encyclopédie medicale, orné de planches gravées , manque le tome VI (6), reliure plein veau raciné, dos à cinq nerfs, ornés de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre maroquin brun, pièce de tomaison maroquin noir, toutes les tranches rouges, 1) 1 f. de titre + II (préface) + 532 p. + 1 f. + 28 planches. (Approbation. privilège). (Volume sur les: Abscès - accouchement - accouchement monstrueux - accroissemens (e.a. les Géants)). Avec planches 1 à 28 gravées dépl., parfois très curieuses.2) 1 f. de titre + 664 p. + 21planches (Acide - air - alchymie - alimens (poissons: Carpe - viandes - chairs - amputations - anévrisme - antimoine - asthme - bain) (Pl. n° de 29 à 49 (Pl. 49 est rel. entre p. 414 et 415).3) 1 f. de titre 1 + 696 p. + 24 planches dépl. ( Bec de Lièvre - Bestiaux - bile - blessure - boisson - café avec pl. la plante ill - bouche - calcul - catalepsie - cataracte - cerveau - circulation - coeur - colique -corps étranger - crane - dartres - dents - difformité) (Pl. n°. 50 à 73).4) 1 f. de titre + 780 p. + 24 planches, (tache brune marginale aux premières 40 p.), (dysentérie - eau - Eaux minérales - enfantement - épilepsie - estomac - fer - fermentation - fièvre - fistule - fracture) (n°. 74 à 97).5) 1 f. de titre + 680 p. + 15 planches. (Gangrène - Glace - Glande - Glaucome - goitre - Hémoptysie - Hémorrhagie - Hernie - hydrophobie). (Pl. n° 98 - 112) ( pl. 110, reliée entre page 404/405 - pl. 111 après 108). 6) MANQUE.7) 1 f. de titre + 662 p. + 24 planches ( Médécine - médicaments - mélancholie - mercure - môle - monstre - muscle. (Pl. n° 135 -159 la pl. 156 se trouve dans le T. 8, p. 690).8) 1 f. de titre + 715 p. + 24 planches. Nerf - obésité - odorat -oeil - ongles - ophtalmie - os -(Pl. n° 160 - 182 + pl. 156).9) 1 f. de titre + 743 p, (+1 avis au relieur) + 17 planches (dernières 20 ff. mouillures marginales en haut des p.). (Os - ouie - pancréas - paralysie -peste - petite vérole -phtisie - pis - plaie - podagre - poumons - purgatifs). (Pl. 183 - 199).10) 1 f. de titre + VIII + 1052 p. + 22 planches (saignée - sang - scrotum - sépulture - sommeil - suffocation - taille - transfusion - végétation) (Pl. 200- 221).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Cavalli, 1770. Acquaforte, mm.375x295, da un soggetto di Franco Maggiotto. Stato I/II. .Incisione dalla serie dei Mestieri, composta da 12 tavole. Volpato, nativo di Bassano (1740-Roma 1803) fu uno dei più validi incisori della stampa decorativa veneta del '700; raffigurò sempre con sapienza e vividezza scene di ambiente popolare, ma si dedicò anche all' incisione di capricci architettonici e delle celebri logge di Raffaello al Vaticano. Una fra i più noti e particolari soggetti del Volpato. Bell' esemplare ben conservato ed inciso, con leggere tracce di sporco superficale, restauro marginale nella parte inferiore.

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        The Student's Vade Mecum

      London: Fleet-Street: William Smith, 1770 8vo, 1st ed, 1770, VG. In contemporary speckled calf, gilt edge tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt titles to red calf label, edges bumped and worn. Internally, half title, [5], (vi-vii), [1], [1], 2-264 pp, bookplate top fpd, small corner torn from fep, ink name to fep & ffep, text block edges reddened, some occasional light edge spotting & browning. (ESTC T59352). Title continues: (from t. p.) 1. Of knowledge and its general division.2. Of history3. Of philosophy4. Of the institution of society and nature of government5. Of the heathen idolatry or false philosophy, and its analogy to revelation or true philosophy6. Of the different systems of philosophy, with a short account of the most eminent philosophers of different ages7. Of mathematics.

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        Dialogues sur le commerce des bleds.Londres (ma Parigi), s.e., 1770.

      Londres (ma Parigi), s.e. 1770 - Cm. 20, pp. (4), 314 (2) + 2 c.b. Legatura in piena perg. rigida del tempo; tagli rossi. Trascurabili aloni al margine esterno di poche cc., qualche macchietta sparsa, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Ferdinando Galiani (1728-1787), originario di Chieti fu tra i principali economisti europei del Settecento. In questa fondamentale opera, che ebbe enorme successo anche grazie alla raffinata prosa, l'A. sostenne con estremo realismo che le misure economiche vanno subordinate alle contingenze di tempo e luogo, delineando quindi una dottrina avversa all'assoluto liberismo dei fisiocrati. Galiani rifiuta la teoria della superiore produttività dell'agricoltura, sostenendo che è più facile avere incrementi nel settore industriale, impermeabile agli influssi stagionali. La sua analisi dell'organizzazione e della divisione del lavoro anticipò Adam Smith. Rara edizione originale inusualmente completa delle due cc. bianche finali, quasi sempre mancanti. Kress 6730; Goldsmiths 10640; Einaudi 2334. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau Livre des cinq Ordres d'Architecture.

      Paris: Daumont, 1770. Folio (39,4 x 25,1 cm). 45 leaves, including the engraved title-page. Contemporary original marbled wrappers, spine strengthened with (later) grey linen; in protective mylar pouch. This publication on architecture and ornaments after the original Italian edition of 1562 is a French version of that work with examples of French buildings, designed after Vignola's architecture canon. The present work contains 44 engravings on architectureal subjects, as well as an engraved ornamental title-page. The engravings depict a.o. the elements of the classical Greek style, examples of different styles of porticos, pedestals, friezes and capitals. The last 11 engravings provide plans and views of different buildings as well as ornamental examples of baldachins, galleries and altars. This last section provides examples of French architecture, a.o. views of two Parisian churches (St Sulpice and St Eustache) and two Parisian buildings (the Louvre and the palace of Madame de Pompadour). Each engraving depicts the ornamental or architectural element, with textual explanations and measurements. Underneath a textual explanation within a nice ornamental cartouche. Margin of title-page lightly stained, corners bit bumped, but otherwise a fine copy with strong, fresh engravings. For a full description and more images please visit our website: .

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        Cape Coast Castle, a British Settlement on the Gold Coast Africa.

      Artist: Barrow John ( - 1850) ; issued in: London; date: ca 1806 1770 - - technic: Copper print- Aquatinta; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Tear on the right side perfectly restored; - size (in cm): 43,5 x 55,5; - description: View of the Cape Coast at the Gold Coast of Ghana in Africa, with decorative offshore ships. Cape Coast Castle is one of about forty ;slave castles;, or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana) by European traders. It was originally built by the Swedes for trade in timber and gold, but later used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Other Ghanaian slave castles include Elmina Castle and Fort Christiansborg. They were used to hold slaves before they were loaded onto ships and sold in the Americas, especially the Caribbean. This ?gate of no return? was the last stop before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The Gold Coast was a British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa that became the independent nation of Ghana in 1957.The first Europeans to arrive at the coast were the Portuguese in 1471. They encountered a variety of African kingdoms, some of which controlled substantial deposits of gold in the soil. In 1482, the Portuguese built the Castle of Elmina, the first European settlement on the Gold Coast. From here they traded slaves, gold, knives, beads, mirrors, rum and guns. News of the successful trading spread quickly, and eventually British, Dutch, Danish, Prussian and Swedish traders arrived as well. The European traders built several forts along the coastline. The Gold Coast had long been a name for the region used by Europeans because of the large gold resources found in the area. The slave trade was the principal exchange for many years.The British Gold Coast was formed in 1867 after the British government abolished the African Company of Merchants in 1821 and seized privately held lands along the coast

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        System der Natur, von den Gesetzten der Physischen und Moralischen Welt. Erster und zweyter Theil.

      2 Bde. XVIII + 2 n.n. + 404, 2 n.n. + 444 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. DEA. VD18 11164492. - Ebd. berieben, V. leimschattig, Besitzsign. a. V., etw. fleckig, stockfleckig, Gbrsp. - Am Titelblatt der Anfang 1770 erschienenen Ausgabe wurde als Autor Jean-Baptiste de Mirabaud (16751760), ein Mitglied der Académie française und als Verlagsort London genannt. Der Autor d'Holbach versuchte clandestin Mirabauds Urheberschaft dem Leser noch glaubwürdiger machen zu wollen, indem er eine biographische Skizze des nunmehr zehn Jahre verstorbenen Sekretärs der französischen Akademie beifügte und ein fingiertes Schriftenverzeichnis auflistete. Dieses Handeln wird verständlich, wenn man sich der Auswirkungen und möglichen Folgen der Zensur zur Zeit von Ludwig XVI. vergegenwärtigt. Der eigentliche Verfasser war der Philosoph, Aufklärer und Enzyklopädist Paul-Henri Thiry dHolbach (1723 - 1789), der Ort seines Druckes lag in Holland bei dem Verleger Marc-Michel Rey. Die Tatsache, dass dHolbach der Autor war, drang erst zwei Jahrzehnte später in den öffentlichen Diskurs. Von 1752 bis 1760 arbeitet Paul Henri Thiry dHolbach hauptsächlich für die Encyclopédie des Denis Diderot er übersetzt und redigiert weit über 400 Beiträge zu Themen aus der Mineralogie, der Bergbaukunde und der Chemie. Gleichzeitig sammelt Holbach Materialien zur Geistes- und Ideologiegeschichte, hauptsächlich aus französischen und englischen Quellen. Hieraus ergibt sich für das Jahrzehnt von 1760 bis 1770 die beeindruckende Zahl von über 35, wegen der strengen Zensur fast ausschließlich in Holland publizierten Werken. Im vorliegenden Werk trat er ausdrücklich für den Atheismus ein und betrachtete die Natur als materialistisch-deterministisch wirkende Kette von Prozessen. Später schrieb Holbach vor allem moralphilosophische und politische Werke. Wegen der heftigen Kritik am bestehenden absolutistischen Regime und an der Kirche publizierte dieser Aufklärer anonym oder pseudonym, weshalb seine Autorschaft bei mehreren ihm zugeschriebenen Werken nicht eindeutig geklärt ist. (Zitat)

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        Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablisseme ns et du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes.

      Amsterdam, 1770. - 5 volumes : 1). 2 pages non chiffrées+ 384 pages + 4 pages d'errata 2). 2 pages non chiffrées + 294 pages + 3 pages 3). 2 pages non chiffrées + 432 pages + 6 pages 4). 2 pages non chiffrées + 291 pages + 4 pages d'errata 5). 2 pages non chiffrées + 294 pages + 1 page d'errata (le dernier feuillet d'errata du tome 3 a été relié à la fin du tome 5) (manque le tome 6) (19x12cm). Reliures anciennes Cuir. Reliures de l'époque restaurées. Rousseurs éparses. Légères traces de plis. Bons exemplaires. Edition publiée la même année que l'Originale. Colonies d'Amérique (Martinique. Guadeloupe. Etc.). Belles Reliures de l'époque. America.

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        Les caprices de la fortune, ou histoire du Prince Mentzikoff, favori du Czar Pierre premier. Avec un précis historique des révolutions arrivées en Russie, jusqu'à nos jours. Le tout pour servir de suite aux anecdotes du Nord. On y a joint une tragédie russe, traduite en françois [par M*** [J. H. Marchand] et N*** [P. J. B. Nougaret]] [à la suite] Nouveau traité des mines et des contre-mines, par Prudhomme, ancien officier.

      Londres, Duchesne & Cie, 1772 ; P., Ch.-A. Jombert, 1770. In-8, basane porphyre, dos à nerfs orné, simple filet doré sur les coupes. [2] VII (1) 120 pp., [1] 56 pp., [1] VIII -160 pp. Illustré de 5 planches dépliantes. Accroc à la coiffe inférieure et à un coin, sinon bel exemplaire. Peu courant. Par J. -H. Marchand et P. J. B. Nougaret d'après Barbier. Alexandre Danilovitch MENTCHIKOV (1672-1729), fils d'un valet d'écurie, fut un favori de l'empereur Pierre le Grand, se distinguant par ses qualités militaires et politiques. Son ambition et sa fidélité à la politique réformatrice de Pierre le Grand le perdirent. Il sera exilé en Sibérie.

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        The Works of Mr. William Shakespear in 6 Volumes

      Oxford: Clarendon Press. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1770-1771. Second Edition. Hardcover. [Edited by Sir William Hanmer]. 6 Vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1771-1770. 4to [sheets measure 12 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches]. Second Edition (stated on title page of Vol. I). Vol I: viii, [1], viii-xxxix,[xl-l], 514, [14] pp. Vol II: 600, [18] pp. Vol III: 563, [24] pp. Vol IV: 507, [20] pp. Vol V: 552, [19] pp. Vol VI: 547, [61] pp. 36 plates mostly by H. Gravelot after F. Hayman, scenes related to the plays, plus Chandos portrait, Stratford bust, and Westminster monument [39 plates total]. Preface by Alexander Pope. Bound in 19th century half brown calf, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges marbled. Joints rubbed, various moderate wear to corners and board edges, marbled boards rubbed and scuffed, loss of leather at one corner, owner's name and inscription on each front blank, two preliminary pages partly toned, some plates lightly toned, few light stains in margins, dark streak top edge of three text margins. Ex-libris Honora Legge (shaped lozenge), and ex-libris LKL (?). Second Edition issued to meet the demand for an "elegant edition", to correct inaccuracies in punctuation and spelling, and annexes to each volume various readings of Shakespeare's plays by Mr. Theobald and Mr. Capell, and includes "considerable" additions to the glossary. Jaggard 503. Lowndes 2260. Franklin, Shakespeare Domesticated p.31: "This reprint [of 1744-46 first edition] of Hanmer on excellent paper, perhaps the best-produced Shakespeare edition of the 18th century, deserves more recognition than it has receivedartistically the most delightful edition of Shakespeare." ; Engraved plates; 12 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches .

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        Le Chou-King, un des livres sacrés des Chinois. Traduit & enrichi de Notes, par Feu le P. Gaubil. Revu & corrigé sur le texte chinois. par M. de Guignes.

      Paris: chez N. M. Tilliard 1770 - 4to. (25.3 x 19 cm). 4 engraved plates. Contemporary quarter calf over mottled boards, smooth spine gilt, green morocco lettering piece. An excellent example. First edition of the Shu-Jing in French, and the First European language translation of Chou-King, one of the five classical and sacred texts of Chinese culture. It is a collection of rhetorical prose attributed to figures of ancient China, and served as the foundation of Chinese political philosophy for over 2,000 years. According to a later tradition, the Book of Documents was compiled by Confucius (551–479 BC) as a selection from a much larger group of documents, with some of the remainder being included in the Yizhoushu. However, the early history of both texts is obscure. Beginning with Confucius, writers increasingly drew on the Documents to illustrate general principles, though it seems that several different versions were in use. The work is translated by Antoine Gaubil (1689-1759), and edited by the famous orientalist Joseph de Guignes (1721-1800). Brunet II, 222. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MARCHJ DELLE RAZZE DE' CAVALLI DELLO STATO VENETO, LOMBARDIA E DELLO STATO PONTIFICIO, CHE PRESENTEMENTE SONO ESISTENTI. Diligentemente raccolti, e stampati con alcune particolari Notizie. Ed in questa nuovissima ediz accresciuti del Compendio di varie ricette......

      presso Francesco Locatelli, 1770. In-16 p., (mm. 139x105), 2 opere in 1 vol., cartoncino rustico coevo, pp. XVI (Prefazione e Indice dei "(121) cognomi delle Famiglie delli presenti Marchi"), con una bella tavola all'antiporta che raffigura un cavallo "marchiato" e 121 tavole di marchi, inc. in rame: sono per lo più lettere iniziali del nome dei proprietari, da imprimere con ferro rovente sulla coscia e sulla mascella. Nella "Prefazione" lo stampatore afferma di aver rivisto e corretto la raccolta di marchi fatta da Giacomo Grandi, cavallerizzo, e stampata a Venezia nel 1724. Numerose sono le famiglie nobili citate e interessanti le notizie sulla fiera equina di Rovigo. Unito: "Compendio di varie ricette per medicar cavalli", raccolte e date in luce da Pietro Francesco Canavese, Mastro di stalla del Conte Arconati, 1 c.b., 95 pp.num. Questa ricette sono state "esperimentate sì nella scuderia del Co. Giuseppe Maria Arconati, uno dei Signori Sessanta Decurioni della Città di Milano e Regio Feudatario di Lomazzo, ecc., come in quelle de' suoi antenati. S'aggiunge inoltre alcune altre ricette esposte con un nuovo metodo esperimentato per curare il male epidemico delle bestie bovine". Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 241 che ne cita 127 - Lozzi,II,5861 - Garon "Il Veneto nel ibro antico", p. 200, indica 131 tavv. Con tracce d'uso, qualche lieviss. alone margin., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Benjamin Hederichs ehemal. Rect. zu Großenhayn 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. Zu besserm Verständnisse der schönen Künste und Wissenschaften nicht nur für Studierende, sondern auch viele Künstler und Liebhaber der alten Kunstwerke, sorgfältigst durchgesehen, ansehnlich vermehret und verbessert von Johann Joachim Schwaben, öffentl. Lehrer der Weltweish. und fr. Künste zu Leipzig, des gr. Fürstencoll. Colleg. daselbst, und der Universitätsbibliothek Aufseher. Gestochenes Frontispiz von Johann Georg Mentzel, Titelblatt in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Dritte Ausgabe.

      Leipzig: \"in Gleditschens Handlung\" 1770 LIV Seiten, 2502, [2 weiße] Spalten, [34] Seiten Tabellen I bis XXIX (ohne letzte Blatt mit den Tabellen XXX & XXXI). Handgefertigter moderner Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, unten das Jahr, Rücken aus naturfarbenem Schweinleder, die Deckel mit braungestreiftem Buntpapier bezogen, handgestochene weiß-braune Seidenkapitale, der alte Rotschnitt erhalten, Oktav, 217 x 129 mm (Es fehlt das letzte Blatt mit Tabellen XXX & XXXI, dieses in Fotokopie beigelegt. Erste und letzte Blätter etwas stockfleckig, kleiner Stempel auf Titelblatt, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt; einige Marginalien einer Hand der Zeit, meist mit Ergänzungen) Recht gutes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Einband. - Seiten XV-LIV: \"Verzeichniß der in diesem Buche angeführten Schriftsteller, nebst Anzeige ihrer gebrauchten Schriften und deren Ausgaben.\" - \"Einst sehr verbreitetes und beliebtes Werk. Die Ausgabe von 1770 stand auf Goethes Schreibtisch. Quelle für Kleists Penthesilea und Grillparzers Goldenes Vlies\" (Zischka 38). Goethe benutzte sowohl die erste Ausgabe von 1724 (= Georgi II,223) wie die vorliegende; eine zweite erschien 1741 (= Georgi, Suppl. II,145).Benjamin Hederich (1675 - 1748), Sohn eines Geistlichen, besuchte die Fürstenschule in Grimma, studierte in Leipzig und Wittenberg, wo er die Stellung eines Informators einnahm. 1702 wurde er Lehrer an der Schule zu Kloster Bergen, 1705 bis zu seinem Tod hatte er das Rektorat der Schule in Großenhain inne. Durch seine umfangreiche schriftstellerische Tätigkeit wurde er über die Grenzen Deutschlands bekannt. Cf. Jöcher II,1429-1430 & Sandys III,4.Johann Joachim Schwabe (1714 - 1784), Schüler Johann Christoph Gottscheds, Gelehrter, Bibliothekar, Philosoph und Übersetzer. Er lehrte in Leipzig und war Mitglied der Königlich Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. - Third edition. 20th-century leather-backed boards, spine gilt with title. Lacks last leaf with two tables. Some foxing the first and last leaves, lightly browned, some contemporary marginal annotations, else very good. Zischka 38. - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Lexikon Mythologie]

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        Catalogue d'une Collection de Livres Choisis, provenans du Cabinet de M***

      xvi, [2], 171, 10, [2] pp. 8vo, mid-19th cent. morocco-backed marbled boards, uncut. Paris: De Bure, 1770. The very scarce and important sale catalogue of the library of the Louis Léon Félicité Brancas, duc de Lauraguais (1733-1824), member of the Académie des Sciences and the author of numerous scientific and historical treatises and pieces for the theater. He was forced to sell his library on account of his extravagant expenditure on scientific and theatrical ventures. Voltaire dedicated his comedy L'Ecossaise to the Duc. 780 lots in the main part of the catalogue, including many grand incunabula and important 16th-century books, and another 152 lots in the 10-page supplement. The final unpaginated leaf lists the "Effets précieux" to be sold after the books. With a very useful author index. Nice uncut copy, priced throughout in a contemporary hand. With a early note that this book was bound by "Senèga"(?) or "Lenèga"(?) in Paris in 1860. Bookplate of Georges Heilbrun, the great bookseller of Paris. ❧ Guigard, II, p. 91-"Savant, homme de lettres, poète et publiciste, le comte de Lauraguais ne put manquer de se créer une bibliothèque…Le mouvement prodigieux de sa vie et des dépenses exagérées l'obligèrent à se séparer de sa collection." Peignot, p. 108-"Remarquable par la quantité d'articles précieux qu'il renferme.".

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        Royaume de Suede

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: ; date: ca 1770 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Folded, partly restored; - size (in cm): 18 x 26; - description: Map shows Scandinavia, Sweden and 12 city maps of Stockholm, Riga,Kalmar, ect.

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        Nieuwe en naauwkeurige verhandeling van den tabak. In IV afdeelingen waar van de laatste behelzen Het geheim der tabakken en snuifpoeders ontdekt. Amsterdam, G. Bom, 1770.

      - Gebonden in half leer, 88 pag. Gebonden met: C.L. Cadet, Is de thee gezond of ongezond? Naar het Fransch, 's-Gravenhage, Immerzeel, 1808, 27 pag.

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        Il Disertore a new Comic Opera as acted at the King?s Theatre in the Hay Market. Written by Mr. BADINI. The Music entirely new, By Signor GUGLIELMI.

      - London, printed by T. Baldwin, N. 42, Fleet Street, 1770. (Price one Shilling). In 8vo (cm. 18,2); mezza pelle coeva; sguardie colorate; pp. VIII, 2 nn. a 95, (1). Testo in inglese ed italiano. Con l?elenco degli Interlocutori; Inventore de? Balli il Signor Galeotti; primo Ballo, Divertimenti dell?armata; Secondo Ballo, Feste di Contado; Elenco dei ballerini principali; Pittore macchinista il Signor Bigari. RARISSIMO. La prima data certa nella sua biografia è il 1753: in quell'anno egli si trova certamente a Londra ove partecipa agli intrighi ed alle discussioni che occupano e dividono gli italiani viventi all'ombra dell'"Opera House" o "King's Theatre". Badini, bene introdotto nell'alta società inglese, amico di John Wilkes, il letterato mondano più in voga nella città, riesce a rafforzare in maniera notevole la propria posizione di poeta ufficiale. Nel 1793 è in polemica, sempre per il posto di librettista, con Lorenzo da Ponte, come sempre, l'occasione dello scontro è fornita dalla pubblicazione d'un libro: Il Tributo del Core, una raccolta di poemi del da Ponte sulla morte di Luigi XVI. Tre mesi dopo la pubblicazione del suddetto libro, nello stesso anno 1793, il B. mette in circolazione una sconcia parodia sotto uno pseudonimo: Il Tributo della coglionatura dell'Abate Vittorio Nemesini, Accademico della Crusca e canonico di San Pietro. Dedicato a l'Autore del Tributo del Core, o sia al merito incredibile, non meno che impareggiabile dell'Abate Lorenzo da Ponte. L'attacco è personale, diretto: s'accusa il da Ponte di voler togliere, addirittura rubare, il posto di librettista dell'Opera a "uno che ha servito il Teatro venticinque anni continui, e che nei parti della sua penna si è distinto non solo tra i Poeti italiani, ma anche fra quelli dell?Inghilterra? Da Ponte, che teneva al corrente Giacomo Casanova degli sviluppi della polemica, lo informava della situazione in una lettera del 10 maggio: Badini "è il primo birbante ch'esista sulla terra. Son dieci anni che non sorte di casa che le domeniche per i debiti; da che pubblicò la satira si nasconde affatto perché teme ch'io lo bastoni. Tutti mi dicono che potrei chiamarlo in giudizio. io non mi degno. Tutto questo ci fa per discreditarmi: e perché crede che mi possano alfine dar il posto di poeta". Le cose stavano a questo punto, allorché la direzione del King's Theatre passò a William Taylor, il quale confermò il Badini nel suo impiego di "poeta" del teatro. Da Ponte, per conseguenza, si vide costretto a trovare altrove lavoro trasferendosi ad Amsterdam, dove lo raggiunse, il 30 ott. 1793, una lettera del Taylor, il quale gli offriva il posto di librettista dell'Opera e uno stipendio annuo di 120 ghinee. Accettò senza esitazioni l'offerta e, tornato in Inghilterra, riuscì nel 1795 a far rappresentare la Scuola de' Maritati, rifacimento d'un lavoro composto alcuni anni prima. Il successo fu grande, confessò Da Ponte, "ad onta di. una satira sanguinosa del sempre infame Badini, che a suo dire fu pagato per farla". Questa satira è la Breve Notizia dell'Opera Buffa intitolata La Scuola de' Maritati o sia Delle Corna: scritta dal celebre Lorenzo Da Ponte, il quale dopo di essere stato Ebreo, Cristiano, Sacerdote, e Poeta in Italia e in Germania, si trova Secolare, Maritato, e Asino in Londra. Il libello fu pubblicato anonimo e portava falsamente come luogo d'edizione Lisbona. Fu invece stampato a Londra nel 1795. Il Da Ponte, forte dei recenti successi, questa volta volle rispondere all'impudente con alcune Piacevoli noterelle sopra il Turpe Libello intitolato Breve Notizia dell'Opera Buffa che ha per titolo La Scuola de' Maritati, composto dal sedicente Vittorio Nemesini, cioè da Carlo Francesco. Gli incontri e gli scontri tra i due continuarono ancora per qualche anno ("Il Badini. m'insidia sempre l'impiego") finché ai principi del 1800 lo stesso Da Ponte fu sostituito nell'impiego di poeta da un certo Bonaiuti. Francesco Badini fu il primo a tradurre in italiano i Pensieri

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        Atlas général, méthodique et élémentaire pour l'étude de la géographie et de l'histoire moderne, dressé... par une Société d'ingénieurs géographes du Roi [principalement par L. Brion de La Tour]... Avec des descriptions historiques et géographiques... par M. Maclot,... Mis au jour et exécuté par le Sr Desnos.

      Desnos, 1770. In-folio, demi-basane fauve de l'époque, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, 10 pp. (catalogue et avant-propos historique). Titre allégorique à double page & 66 cartes à double page montées sur onglets et rehaussées en couleurs chacune avec des commentaires. Reliure défraîchie mais solide (mors fendillés, coiffes rognées, coins et coupes usés). Quelques rousseurs au titre. Une table utilement manuscrite en contreplat. Bon état des planches. Atlas composé pour l'instruction de la jeune noblesse de l'Ecole Royale Militaire. Sept planches de sphères et 59 cartes géographiques dont trois mappemondes et quinze de détail pour la France.

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        Le Duché De Milan et Les Etats Du Duc De Savoye Partie de ceux de Mantoüe, et de la Republique De Genes. Avec les diverses Routes ou Passages de France et d'Allemagne en Italie par les Alpes. Dressées et Presentées a Monseigneur Le Dauphin Par son Tres humble, et tres Obeissant serviteur, et Geographe N. de Fer - Avec Privillege du Roy. 1770 a Paris chez Danet gendre l'auteur Sur le Pont N. Dame a la Spere Royale - Jacqueline Panouse sculpsit.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Jacqueline Panouse n. Nicolas de Fer b. Guillaume Danet in Paris, dat. 1770, 46 x 66 Ferro-Grosso-Bessone, La Liguria Nelle Carte E Nelle Vedute Antiche, S. 33 mit Abb.; Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 378 (Jacqueline Panouse. Engraver. Wife of Francois de Lépine. One of the engravers for Nicolas de Fer's 'Atlas ou recüeil de cartes géographiques .', 1709 and later.); Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 331 (Guillaume Danet, c. 1670-1732. Publisher and paper merchant, 'sur le Pont N. Dame a la Sphere Royale', Paris. Son-in-law and part successor of Nicolas de Fer 1720, whose maps he re-issued. .). - Die Karte zeigt das ehemalige Herzogtum Mailand (Milano), Savoyen, Mantua (Mantova) und die Republik Genua (Ligurien) mit dem Golf von Genua von Antibes im Westen bis Rapallo im Osten; unten links große Insetkarte (ca. 35 x 36 cm) mit Einzeichnung von Alpenpässen und Einzeichnung des Val Perosa, Val Pragelato, Val St. Martin, Val Angrogne und Val Lucerne ('Les Vallees De Perouse De Pragelas De St. Martin D' Angrogne Et De Lucerne'). - Oben links große Kartusche mit Kartentitel, Dedikation und Autorenangabe in 9 Zeilen; darunter 2 verschiedene Meilenzeiger; darunter Druckprivileg, Verlegeradresse und Datierung in 3 Zeilen; im Ligurischen Meer Richtungszeiger; unten rechts am Kartenrand Stechersignatur ('Jacqueline Panouse sculpsit.'). - Seltene Karte der Region.

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        An autograph letter signed ('Le Bn de Humboldt') to an unidentified 'Monsieur le Duc'; it is a letter of introduction for the geologist [Alexandre] Brongniart. Paris, 27 March 1820; small quarto, 2 pages, with a conjugate blank leaf; thin strip of tissue-paper on the outside rear page, and minimal loss to this blank leaf near the centre of the hinge (both as a result of having been mounted in, then removed from, an album); light creases where folded in four for posting; in excellent condition

      Humboldt remembers with gratitude the assistance rendered by le Duc to himself and his friends and collaborators, [Louis Joseph] Gay-Lussac and [Christian Leopold von] Buch. He hopes that M. Brongniart, 'l'homme célèbre', who wishes to visit Vesuvius and the lava flows of Ischia [a volcanic island near Naples], will be afforded similar kindnesses. Alexandre Brongniart (1770-1847) was a French chemist, mineralogist, and zoologist, who collaborated with Georges Cuvier on a study of the geology of the region around Paris. In 1800 he was appointed director of the porcelain manufactory at Sèvres, a position he held until his death 47 years later. Alexander von Humboldt (in full, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander, Freiherr [Baron] von Humboldt) was a major figure in the classical period of physical geography and biogeography. His book 'Kosmos' (1845) made a valuable contribution to the popularization of science. Numerous species and geographical features have been named after him, not least the Humboldt Current off the west coast of South America (biographical details courtesy of Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wikipedia, both online).

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        Physikalisch diätetische Abhandlung von der Luft und Witterung und der davon abhangenden Gesundheit der Menschen. [BOUND WITH:] Medicinisches Tischbuch oder Cur und Präservation der Krankheiten durch diätetische Mittel. [TWO WORKS].

      Berlin, August Mylius, 1770-71.. Two works bound in one volumes. Octavo. Pp. (vi), 215, (1); xxiv, 354, (6). Woodcut allegorical or ornamental title devices, head- and tail-pieces, and initials. Hardcover, bound in handsome contemporary three-quarters calf and marbled boards, spine with raised bands between compartments, lacquered lettering-piece lettered and decorated in gilt, gilt embossed fleurons, all edges gilt; worming traces on both sides, first free endpaper removed. In fine condition. Excellent copy, beautifully bound and with crisp interior. ~ Rare first edition for both works. [NOTE:] We offer also, bound in one volume, Zückert's works "Diät der Schwangern und Sechswöchnerinnen. [AND:] Unterricht für rechtschaffene Eltern, zur diätetischen Pflege ihrer Säuglinge; [AND:] Von der diätetischen Erziehung der entwöhnten und erwachsenen Kinder bis in ihr mannbares Alter" (1767-71). That tome is in identical binding to the present work and would make a beautiful set.

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        MARCHJ DELLE RAZZE DE' CAVALLI DELLO STATO VENETO, LOMBARDIA E DELLO STATO PONTIFICIO, CHE PRESENTEMENTE SONO ESISTENTI. Diligentemente raccolti, e stampati con alcune particolari Notizie. Ed in questa nuovissima ediz accresciuti del Compendio di varie ricette......

      Venezia, presso Francesco Locatelli, 1770. In-16 p., (mm. 139x105), 2 opere in 1 vol., cartoncino rustico coevo, pp. XVI (Prefazione e Indice dei “(121) cognomi delle Famiglie delli presenti Marchi”), con una bella tavola all'antiporta che raffigura un cavallo “marchiato” e 121 tavole di marchi, inc. in rame: sono per lo più lettere iniziali del nome dei proprietari, da imprimere con ferro rovente sulla coscia e sulla mascella. Nella “Prefazione” lo stampatore afferma di aver rivisto e corretto la raccolta di marchi fatta da Giacomo Grandi, cavallerizzo, e stampata a Venezia nel 1724. Numerose sono le famiglie nobili citate e interessanti le notizie sulla fiera equina di Rovigo. Unito: "Compendio di varie ricette per medicar cavalli", raccolte e date in luce da Pietro Francesco Canavese, Mastro di stalla del Conte Arconati, 1 c.b., 95 pp.num. Questa ricette sono state “esperimentate sì nella scuderia del Co. Giuseppe Maria Arconati, uno dei Signori Sessanta Decurioni della Città di Milano e Regio Feudatario di Lomazzo, ecc., come in quelle de' suoi antenati. S'aggiunge inoltre alcune altre ricette esposte con un nuovo metodo esperimentato per curare il male epidemico delle bestie bovine”. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 241 che ne cita 127 - Lozzi,II,5861 - Garon “Il Veneto nel ibro antico”, p. 200, indica 131 tavv. Con tracce d'uso, qualche lieviss. alone margin., ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        The Deserted Village, A Poem

      London: Printed for W. Griffin, at Garrick's Head, in Catharine street, Strand, MDCCLXX [1770]. First Issue, with the erroneous catchword "Careless" for "Thus" on p. 9. 4to: vii,[1]-23[1]pp, with half-title (bulked at end with 22 blank leaves). Title page with engraved vignette by Isaac Taylor, "The Sad Historian on the Pensive Plain." With the half title stating, "Price 2s." Beautifully bound in full red recent morocco, spine with four raised bands ruled in gilt, black morocco lettering piece gilt, end papers and blanks (including 22 leaves at end to add bulk) renewed. Very minor light scratches to boards, else the handsome binding is tight and square. Half title soiled and toned, with tiny closed tear to center, very occasional faint spotting, final leaf with old neat patch repair to verso and tiny hole obliterating page number, else contents clean and bright. Rothschild 1032. Hayward 184 (for one of the duodecimos once thought to be privately printed trial issues, but which Todd ("The private issues of The deserted village," Studies in Bibliography, 6:25-44 1954 ) has now identified as unauthorized later printings). Sterling 405 (Exhibition in the Yale University Library of the Works of Oliver Goldsmith in Connection with the Bicentenary of His Birth). Tinker 1122. Courtney (Johnson), p. 113 ("The last four lines in Goldsmith's Deserted Village were by Johnson."). Temple Scott, pp. 238-252 (A "poem without which we should be poor indeed. . . . Such a demand for a poem [citing four authorized edition published within the first 30 days of first publication] passed all anticipations; it was never heard of in those days."). ESTC T146768. "Completed at some time in 1769, [and,] after at least six months of further revisions, The Deserted Village was finally published in 16 May 1770, as a quarto pamphlet, and six more editions appeared that same year. Nearly all the first reviews were favourable . . . Despite widespread resistance to its mourning the disruptive effects of enclosure [laws], The Deserted Village none the less gave fresh expression to the traditional form of elegy. Early readers admired the nostalgic descriptions of a vanished village life, with its vivid portraits of the preacher, the blacksmith, the schoolmaster, and the widow." (ODNB) "Goldsmith's The Deserted Village is not the greatest of the English elegies, but in its successful adjustment of serious Tory thought with gracious charm and in its successful redefinition of the pastoral elegy in terms of contemporary experience, Goldsmith's excellent and indispensable poetry may be said to deserve our admiration as well as our affection." (Miner, "The Making of The Deserted Village,' Huntington Library Quarterly Vol. 22, No. 2, p.141). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        BIBLIA, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments Durch Martin Luther in das Deutsche übersetzt. Wie auch ein Auszug aus der Martyr-Historie, Samt einer Verzeichniss der Reisen des Herrn Jesu Christi. Insgleichen des Johann Arndts Unterricht von Lesung der Biblel. samt einer Vorrede Johann Christian Klemmen.

      Schaffhausen, Johann Conrad Müller. 1770 - Folio. 8 Bl., Vorrede J.C. Klemm 2 Bl., Vorrede M. Luther 2 Bl., Informatorium biblicum J. Arndt 3 Bl., Register 8 Bl., 940 S., 263 S., 44 S., 1 Bl. Marmorierter Ledereinband der Zeit mit Goldprägung auf dem Rücken "BIBLIA SAGRA" plus Ornamente. Lüthi 16. - Recht seltene Schaffhauser Bibel. Die einzige in der Schweiz gedruckte Ausgabe mit der Vorrede des Tübinger Theologen und Philologen Johann Christian Klemm (1688-1754). Auf dem Einbanddeckel vorne eingeklebtes Ex Libris von Christoph und Katharina von Steiger - von Erlach. - Fehlstelle am Buchrücken unten. Leicht gebräunt und etwas stockfleckig.

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        Journal de la cour de Louis XIV, depuis 1684, jusqu'à 1715 ; Avec des notes intéressantes, &c, &c, &c.

      À Londres, 1770, - petit in-8, 174 pp., bradel papier bleu, dos lisse orné d'une pièce de titre de basane rouge (reliure moderne). Anecdotiques rousseurs.Édition originale du Journal du marquis de Dangeau, mémorialiste qui fit des récits circonstanciés du quotidien de la cour. Il est à préciser que les notes sont de Voltaire. "Le Roi a écrit à Mlle. de Montpensier qu'i faisait revenir M. de Lauzun à la Cour, qu'elle n'en devait point être fachée *.". Note de Voltaire (ironique?) imprimée en bas de page : "On voit bien quelle était sa femme". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Instruction [.] pour la commission chargee de dresser le projet d'un nouveau code de loix. Instruction fúr die zu Verfertigung des Entwurfs zu einem neuen Gesetz-Buche verordnete Commission. Instrvctio [.] coetvi convocato ad conficiendam ideam novi legvm codicis.

      Imp. Akad. Nauk Skt. Peterburg 1770 - Quarto (26.3 x 20.5 cm). Title pages in Russian, Latin, German and French, 403 pp. with 4 allegorical head- and tailpieces engraved by Christopher Melhior Roth after Jacob Shtelin; just a couple of leaves with light spotting. Contemporary full Russian calf, spine with raised bands stamped in bling, label lettered in Russian, handprinted endpapers, red edges; fully covered with clear adhesive film, dampstain to back cover. "The best and most luxurious edition" of Catherine's famous 'Great Instructions', such described by Count M.A. Korf, then director of the Imperial Library. First published and "signé de la propre main de Sa Majesté Impériale" in 1768; this edition however is the only in several languages and illustrated. These instructions were "largely compiled and adapted by Catherine personally from the texts of Montesquieu and Beccaria. Although the project was never brought to fruition, the impulse behind it stands as one of the nobler concepts of Catherine's reign" (Fekula 2013, for a later edition). A major document of the Enlightenment, it condemned torture and capital punishment and endorsed such principles as the equality of all before the law. The illustration consists of two detailed symbolic engravings, each repeated once, by Roth (d. 1798), an engraver from Nuremberg who mostly worked in Russia. "The most magnificent and desirable of the more than 40 editions of the Nakaz" (Widener) of "one of the most remarkable political treatises ever compiled and published by a reigning sovereign in modern times" (I. de Madariaga, Russia in the Age of Catherine the Great (1981), p. 151). Some great scholarly publications have taken place among these numerous editions, especially published in St. Petersburg in 1893 (using the French text from this edition) and 1907, as well as the more recent The Nakaz of Catherine the Great: Collected Texts (2010), with a bibliography of the 43 editions, edited by Butler and Tomsinov. Drage 208; Fekula 2013; Sopikov 6456 ('best edition'); SK 2151; Widener M., Yale Law School, Lillian Goldman Law Library, on their copy, exhibited in 2012. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Patent of nobility, donated by Roman Empress Maria Theresia of Austria (1717-1780) to the brothers Franz Karl, Ignaz Victor, Johann Adalbert and Gottlieb Xaver Geramb.

      Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 4 July 1770. Folio, full red velvet with damaged yellow silk ribbons, bound with yellow wire. 36 x 29cm. (18) pages on vellum. Manuscript, calligraphic text, with printed decorative margins. One hand painted coat-of-arms in colour and gold and the signature of Empress Maria Theresia. Imperial red wax seal attached in disc shaped decorated wooden box, intact. It is attached to the book by the yellow wire of the binding. All in good condition. This patent of nobility was issued to four brothers who were entitled to call themselves Von (Edle von) Geramb thereafter. The Von Geramb family, reputedly from Hungarian origins, lived in what we now know as Austria and served the holy roman empire for several generations as is stated in the patent of nobility. Franz Karl served as aide-de-camps in the Kalnofischen Husar Regiment and was among other things active in the campaign in the Netherlands. Later on he became inspector in Nagybanien (also known in German as Frauenbach, currently in Romania). Ignaz Victor was a military man as well and served in the Graf Serbellonischen Cuirassier Regiment. Johann Adalbert served as Oberleutnant and distinguished himself in the Prussian War. The last brother mentioned, Gottlieb Xaver(ius) seems to have been active as Oberhuttenverwalter. H136

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        Collection de Vases Inventés, et Dessinés

      Paris: [1770]. Folio (500 x 327 mm). Engraved title and dedication, 27 full-page plates of urns and vases, with 20 shown in outline on opposite pages, engraved by Niodot after Fontainieu, Charles-Nicolas Cochin II and Simon Charles Miger. Contemporary French mottled calf gilt. Front hinge cracked, some light wear to extremities. Provenance: Jean Baptiste L'Ecuy (1740-1834), Abbot-General of the Premonstratensian Order (armorial bookplate, and his inscription to:) Pierre de Launay; purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 1986. FIRST EDITION. Fontanieu was keeper of King Louis XVI's furniture, and this series of designs for turners, casters and chasers was highly influential in inspiring many important vases produced by the Sévres Factory. The style reflects the move away from the rococo towards neoclassicism, and the plates show both the outline of the forms, and the forms fully decorated. The final seven plates show vases in situ on plinths. A fine association copy from the library of Jean Baptise L'Ecuy, Abbot-General of the Premonstratensian Order and a notable collector of books and scientific instruments. He has written a lengthy presentation inscription in Latin giving the book to his friend and neighbor, Pierre de Launay, Director of the Royal Glass-works at St. Gobain. Berlin Kat. 1089; Cohen-de Ricci 407; Guilmard I, p. 233. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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        A Collection of the Most Approved Entertaining Stories, Calculated for the Instructions and Amusement of all the little Masters and Misses in the vast Empire. By Solomon Winlove, Esq. A New Edition. London, Printed for E. Newbery, by J. Cundee, n.d. [1780].

      Paper covered boards with a delicate flower pattern. Slight damage at the lower part of the spine. The contents are in good shape. 7,5 x 11,5 cm, [6] 1-121 [3, cat. of little books published by E. Newbery] pp. Engraved title page of the story 'The Knights' and six woodcuts throughout the text. This rare 'new' edition contains seventeen stories that differ from fables to fairy tales. The first and second edition of this book were published in 1770. The stories are rewritten and brought together by Solomon Winlove. It is thought that Winlove is a pseudonym used by the Irish scholar and author Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774). Goldsmith is better known as the writer of the novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) and the poem The Deserted Village (1771). As Winlove, the author mainly focussed on moral and instructional stories, for example in his version of the Holy Bible for children (1772) or The pleasing moralist (1798) . The 'new' edition of this beautifully written and composed book is very rare. B2363

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        Tephilloth, Containing The Forms of Prayers Which are Publicly Read in The Synagogues, and Used in All Families.

      London W. Tooke for The Translators 1770 - First edition. Octavo (17.5 x 11 cm); [1], 213, [16] pp. Text in Hebrew and English. Worm marks and small marginal tears to a few pages, contemporary brown calf, light wear, edges rubbed. A very good copy. First Hebrew-English Prayer Book Printed in England. In 1770, Alexander Alexander, pioneer of the Hebrew press in London, produced this liturgy according to the Ashkenazic rite in partnership with Benedict Meyers (Jost) of Halberstadt. The first English translation of the daily prayer-book, it was printed on a subscription basis and interestingly, the list of subscribers included many non-Jews. The translators Alexander and Meyers took note in their preface, that despite the cultural and religious significance of the Hebrew language, "being imperfectly understood by many, by some not at all, it has become necessary to translate our prayers into the language of the country wherein it has pleased Divine Providence to appoint our lot. They also belittled the earlier attempt at an English translation of a Hebrew prayer-book, which was published in London in 1738 by the apostate Abraham Mears under the pseudonym Gamaliel Ben Pedahzur, titled 'The Book of Religion, Ceremonies, and Prayers '. Vinograd, London 60; Roth B8:10. [Attributes: First Edition]

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