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        De aeris gravitate eiusque elaterio specimen physicum cui adiecta est in fine analysis machinae simplicis pneumaticae in planiorem formam redactae

      Pistorii: A. Bracalium. [Figurato Fisica] (cm.21,5) bel cartoncino originale policromo, titolo al dorso. -- cc. 2 nn., pp. 49, 1 c. bianca + 3 tavv. f.t. ripiegate in rame. Con vari tipi di barometri e la macchina pneumatica del Cari, prima in Italia. Vedi Boffito " Gli Strumenti della Scienza " p.133: " Una macchina pneumatica venne pure costruita in Toscana, verso il 1770 da Gaetano Cari ". Edizione originale ed unica veramente rara di questa serie di esperimenti sul vuoto, capillarità, barometri ecc. Con riferimenti a Guadagni, Hooke, Hauksbee, Torricelli nonchè a Boyle e Gravesande. Nessuna copia in Poggendorff, Britisch M. Cat., BNC, Sotheran e Riccardi. Esemplare molto bello e nitido.[f56] . ottimo. Rilegato. prima edizione. 1779.

      [Bookseller: Libri antichi e rari Francesco e Claudia]
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        Histoire Naturelle De L'Air et Des Meteores. (10 Volume Set)

      Chez Sailland & Nyon 1770 - 10 volume set. 16mo. Contemporary leather spine, green boards. Marbled end pages. Spines have some wear, a few corners bumped. Bindings generally solid. Clean, white pages. French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Mappa Totius Mundi

      Augsberg, c. 1770. Copper engraving, 43.5 x 63.5 cms, original colour, left and right hand margins cut close (but still 0.5 cms), blank verso.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        (English Channel) La plus grande partie de la Manche

      Augsburg, c. 1770. Copper engraving, 50 x 58 cms, strong original colour, blank verso.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        An INTRODUCTION To ELECTRICITY. In Six Sections. I. Of Electricity in General. II. A Description of the Electrical Machine. III. A Description of the Apparatus (belonging to the Machine) for Making Electrical Experiments. IV. How to know if the Machine be in good Order for performing the Experiment, and How to put it in Order if it be not. V. How to Make the Electrical Experiments, and to Preserve Buildings from Damage by Lightning. VI. Medical Electricity. Illustrated with Copper-plates

      London:: Printed for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell,. 1770.. 8vo: [A]^2 B - I^8 K^6. 8-1/2" x 5-1/4". 1st edition (Ronalds, p. 171). [4], 140 pp.. Modern brown quarter leather binding with marbled paper boards. Eps renewed.. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG (chip from A1 fore-edge [no text. affected]/bit of yellowing to plates, with the odd vertical mis-fold. line).. Uncommon on the commercial market, with ABPC showing the last copy of the first edition to come to auction over 30 years ago (1977). Even then it garned $250. . Illustrated with 3 fold-out plates at rear.

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        Instituts de Droit, Ou Sommaire de Jurisprudence Canonique, Civile

      1770. Sohet, (Dominique Francois) [1728-1811]. Instituts de Droit, Ou Sommaire de Jurisprudence Canonique, Civile, Feodale et Criminelle, Pour les Pays de Liege, de Luxembourg, Namur & Autres. Bouillon: A. Foissy, 1770, 1772, 1781. Five parts bound as one. Complete as issued. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 8-1/2"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked retaining original backstrip with raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece, hinges mended, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing with some wear to extremities. Attractive woodcut head and tail-pieces. Toning, light foxing and browning in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. * Only edition. This is a remarkable work comparable to the Institutes of Justinian. Etienne adds, "it is a principal work on the legal history of the Principality of Liege, the Comte of Namur and the Duchy of Luxembourg." OCLC locates 5 complete copies, none in North America. A complete copy located at the Library of Congress, incomplete copies located at UC-Berkeley and Yale law libraries. Not in Harvard Law School's online catalogue. Etienne, Impressions Bouillonnaises 42.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Templum et Monasterium SS. Udalrici et Affrae, Rev. PP. Benedic. Augustae. Die Kirchen, und Convent des Kay. Reichs Gottshauß St. Ulrich und Afra der Herrn P.P. Benedictinern in Augspurg." Ehem. Benediktinerstift mit der Kirche St. Ulrich und Afra. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich der Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1770. 24.8x40 cm. - Blick über die Gartenanlage auf den Gebäudekomplex, vor der Klostermauer hübsche Staffage mit zahlreichen Personen, Reitern, Kutsche und Prozession. Dekorative Ansicht in schönem Altkolorit. Schmale Rändchen bis an die Plattenkante, kleiner Eckabriss oben links ergänzt.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Resumen de los Ramos que han producido el Cargo de la Quenta de la Thesoreria General [del Reyno] que estubo a cargo del Señor Marques de Zambrano en todo el año de 1769. Cuyo por menor es a saver

      {Manuscrito fechado a 31 de Julio de 1770. Un pliego en folio, de 39 folios numerados, más dos hojas, en clara caligrafía, que muestran un completo desglose de ingresos y gastos de la Real Hacienda. Los folios están unidos por una cinta de seda de la época}. Un documento de excepcional interés histórico y económico firmado por el Tesorero General de la Real Hacienda en el momento álgido de las grandes reformas económicas y fiscales planeadas por los círculos ilustrados del Conde de Campomanes hasta la muerte de Carlos III en 1789.

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        View in Switzerland]

      - circa 1770. Hand-coloured engraving. Title is inscribed in a contemporary hand on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 13 1/2 x 19 inches. 16 3/8 x 22 inches. A wonderful continental view in the grand tradition of the romantic landscape. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of their surroundings. English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles and on the Continent. Theses image not only inspired a sense of national pride but also served as cherished mementos for eager collectors on the "Grand Tour". Prints and paintings of Ruins and antiquities were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a reminder of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. This is a wonderful example of a picturesque eighteenth century landscape print. By trimming the image within the platemark and mounting it on a decorative washline background the print has the effect of a landscape painting. The likeness is heightened by the addition of added body colour in the image and the use of a heavy painterly technique of engraving. This practice was common amongst engravers and printsellers who wished to capitalize on this trend for picturesque landscapes. This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 155; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, (Supplement) 2715a

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Kabinet van Nederlandsche en Kleefsche Oudheden, geöpend, opgeheldert en wydlopig beschreven...en in 300 verscheide printtafereelen vertoont door Abraham Rademaker... Eerste-Zesde Deel

      Dordrecht., Abraham Blussé en Zoon., 1770. 6 delen, deel 1-6, 22 x 17 cms, xvi, 363, + 340, + 334, + 334, + 343, + 336 bladen. Met 300 gravures in de tekst, genummerd; 1-300. Uniforme banden uit de tijd, met cartonnen platten en perkamentern ruggen. Komplete serie in nette staat. titelbladen; 1770-71. KEYWORDS: Nederland.

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      circa 1770. Hand-coloured engraving. Title is inscribed in a contemporary hand on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 13 1/2 x 19 inches. 16 3/8 x 22 inches. A wonderful continental view in the grand tradition of the romantic landscape. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of their surroundings. English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles and on the Continent. Theses image not only inspired a sense of national pride but also served as cherished mementos for eager collectors on the "Grand Tour". Prints and paintings of Ruins and antiquities were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a reminder of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. This is a wonderful example of a picturesque eighteenth century landscape print. By trimming the image within the platemark and mounting it on a decorative washline background the print has the effect of a landscape painting. The likeness is heightened by the addition of added body colour in the image and the use of a heavy painterly technique of engraving. This practice was common amongst engravers and printsellers who wished to capitalize on this trend for picturesque landscapes. This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 155; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, (Supplement) 2715a

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        The Lion and Stag. From an Original Picture of Mr. Stubbs

      London: Published by Benjamin Green, 1 October, 1770. Hand-coloured mezzotint. State ii/iii, with publication line 'Published as the Act Directs Octbr. 1. 1770. by Benj. Green, Drawing Master to Christs Hospital, & at the Print Shops'. 16 7/8 x 21 7/8 inches. 18 1/4 x 22 7/8 inches. This dramatic print is a wonderful example of Stubbs's celebrated work, it combines intense drama with naturalistic observation to create a truly sublime image. From the early 1760s to the 1790s, Stubbs returned again and again to the theme of horses and stags stalked and attacked by lions. In his hands the encounter takes on the high, elemental drama of a scene from myth, suggesting the struggle of good against evil, beauty against ugliness, civilization against savagery. The simple, relief-like design of the composition in 'The Lion and Stag' brings a sense of quiet power to this emotive image which is incredibly dramatic. Stubbs made many studies of caged lions at the Tower of London and at Lord Shelbourne's menagerie on Hounslow Heath, which helped him truthfully depict the attitude and movement of these great animals. This print completed Benjamin Green's series of six mezzotints after Stubbs's paintings, but there is some dispute as to which painting Green's mezzotint reproduced. It was most likely after Stubbs's work, 'A Lion Devouring a Stag' which was exhibited at the Society of Arts in 1769. Alternatively, it might have been derived from Stubbs painting 'Lion Devouring a Deer' which had been shown in 1770. In this dramatic work Stubbs exhibits his artistic genius and infuses this dramatic work with a sublime beauty. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 9 ii/iii; Siltzer The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 270; Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874 no.23; Sparrow, British Sporting Artists from Barlow to Herring p.134

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        NATUUR DER DIEREN. Des Wyd-Vermaerde Natuurkundige vyf boeken. Handelende van de Nature, I. Van de Menschen. II. Van de viervoetige en kruypende Dieren. III. Van de Vogelen. IV. Van de kleine Beestjes of Ongedierten. V. Van de Visschen, Oesters, Kreeften, &c. Hier

      Amstredam, Jan Morterre, 1770.** . Gebonden in leder, band licht beschadigt, 16,5x10,5cm, 642pp + 5pp. De wijd vermaarden natuurkundigen vijf boeken: handelende van natuur. Hier zijn bijgevoegd de schriften van verscheidene oude schrijvers. En nu deze laatste druk wel een vierde vermeerderd, uit verscheidene nieuwe schrijvers en eigen ondervinding. Versierd met vele fraaie koperen platen.

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        Prospect von St. Petersburg. Vue de St. Petersbourg." Uferkai der Newa mit Blick über den Fluss auf die Stadt mit Palästen und Brücke. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Christoph Nabholz für die Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1770. 29x41.3 cm. - Dekorative Ansicht, im Vordergrund Hafenkai mit reicher Personenstaffage, Kutsche und Booten. Auf grauen Karton montiert, Ränder etwas angeschmutzt, Knitterfalten geglättet, schmale Rändchen.

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      " London: Printed for W. Griffin ... 1770" [sic].. vi,[7]-24pp. 12mo. Full red-brown morocco, a.e.g. Modest foxing, joints rubbed, and lower joint cracked at top, otherwise a very good copy, and a good association copy, with the bookplates of Ralph Isham and George Clinton Ward. One of three pirated printings (conforming to Scott's printing 'c'), considered by some in earlier generations, without sound basis, to be "trial" printings, ostensibly preceding the legitimate quarto first edition. William Todd investigated these piracies, as well as their progeny, and published his findings in STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY VI (1953), where this particular printing conforms to his printing 'A', which he suggests was printed in Edinburgh before 19 July 1770, probably by Walter Ruddiman, printer and publisher of the WEEKLY MAGAZINE, OR EDINBURGH AMUSEMENT. The printing in hand is described in the Rothschild catalogue, quoting from Todd's then unpublished notes, as "the first of a series of pirated editions possibly originating in Edinburgh, beyond the reach of the law on copyright, and thereafter reprinted in one shop after another across the country." It's likely that those pirates would have rolled over in their graves had they lived to see the prices realized by copies prior to the conclusive exposure of their true nature: Kern copy $3900 (1929) and the Bishop copy of another printing (Scott A) $2100 (later the Rothschild copy, exhibited at the Hayward exhibition). HAYWARD 184 (Scott's variant A). Todd,"The 'Private Issues' of THE DSERTED VILLAGE," STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY, vi, 1954, pp.25 - 44. ROTHSCHILD 1033. SCOTT, pp. 242ff.

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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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Spatium Novanum Romae. ... Der Navona Platz zu Rom." Piazza Navona mit Fontana dei Fiumi (Vier-Ströme-Brunnen), Fontana del Nettuno und Kirche Sant' Agnese. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Johann Jakob Stelzer bei Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1770. 30x42.3 cm. - Kapff / Steinmetz 46 - Dekorative Ansicht in schönem, kräftigem Altkolorit mit hübscher Personenstaffage. Unter der Darstellung der Titel in Latein, Französisch, Italienisch und Deutsch. Kurze Randeinrisse in den schmalen Rändchen hinterlegt. Oben rechts Eckabriss mit wenig Abbildungsverlust im Himmel ergänzt.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Vue de la Place capitale dans la Ville basse a Quebec. Prospect des Haupt Plazes der untern Stadt zu Quebec. "optical prints" (vue d'optique) "perspective views"

      Augsburg: HABERMANN, F.X., [1770]. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. UNCOMMON c. 31 x 39 cm. (n.d., after 1770). Cont. handcold. engr. optical print by F.X. Havermann.& A lovely view of a street in the main plaza of the lower part of Quebec. The wide boulevard is filled with marching soldiers and people going about their daily business. & Prospect des Haupt Plazes der untern Stadt zu Quebec. Vuë de la Place capitale dans la Ville basse a Quebec. Augsburg, 'Akademische Kunsthandlung', & With captions in French and German below the image., The "optical prints" (vue d'optique) " perspective views" were a form of entertainment meant to be seen through devices were made to be viewed in a special apparatus called a Zograscope (not included) Drawn with an exaggerated one-point perspective, each print took on a nearly three-dimensional appearance when viewed in the mirror through the optique lens. The name of the print at the top was reversed in the mirror and thus right-reading when viewed by this device. Strong hand color distinguishes perspective views. These were often drawn in course crude colours inside the images, which worked better when viewed in the zograscope under low light., Stunning vue d'optique prints "Collection des Prospects," in this case, was of 5 various fictitious views of Quebec that Habermann published in collaboration with his partner Balthazar Frederic Leizelt.& These prints offered middle- and upper-class viewers in Europe a glimpse of far-off places as North America (Quebec, New York and Boston). As well, traveling vendors, went to fairs offering views of the images through the Optical Machine for a few pennies to the very curious general public.& "In considering the fictitous views of Canada, made up wholly from the imagination of engravers assisted by what they had heard from travellers, the names of François Xavier Habermann and Balthazar Freric Leeizelt... easily come first. Their Collection of Prospects was completely the product of a fertile imagination... quite unassisted by fact. The astonished collector comes across these well-drawn.... coloured etchings, having the strange peculiarity of the title et the top of the print reading backwards [as with the present image]... These prints were probably published about 1775. Habermann's views of New York, done about the same time are equally fictitious'." (Spendlove The Face of Early Canada p.83)

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        Invalidorum militum hospitium Regium Berolini. ... Das Königl. Hospital der lahmen Kriegs-Leute, zu Berlin." Invalidenheim in der Oranienburger Vorstadt, Scharnhorststr. 34 - 35. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1770. 31x42 cm. - Kiewitz 979 - Kapff / Steinmetz 160 - Dekorative Ansicht des 1745 - 1748 im Auftrag Friedrichs des Großen nach Plänen des Ingenieur-Hauptmanns Isaak Jacob Petri (1701 - 1776) errichteten Gebäudes für invalide preußische Soldaten. Anlage mit schlichten langgestreckten Putzbauten und drei Höfen. Im Vordergrund reiche Personenstaffage mit Soldaten, Kutschen und Reitern. Unter der Darstellung der Titel in lateinischer französischer, spanischer und deutscher Sprache. Breitrandiges Blatt in schönem Altkolorit. Kurzer Einriss unauffällig restauriert.

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

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

      [London?]: [circa 1770?]. Line engraving, by Pritchard (expert small repairs to left and right margins). 10 3/4 x 16 7/8 inches. 13 3/8 x 20 inches. 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).

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        Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity, Volumes I through XI (1-15) of the first series, 1770-1806

      Society of Antiquaries of London; J. Nichols, 1770. Leather Bound. Good. Quarto. 15 volume set in contemporary full marbled calf leather binding. First series. Published by J. Nichols for the Society of Antiquaries of London from 1770 to 1806. Clean, white, unmarked pages. Text block is in excellent condition with only very limited foxing to a few pages. Heavy set. Some edge wear to boards. Heavily illustrated with extraordinary fold out maps, plates, and drawings. All books have original boards and solid bindings, except volume 15 is missing its rear board and two other volumes have lose boards. Intermittent loss of spine label lettering. Please see our pictures or contact us for additional information about this set. Very scarce.

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        Carte de L'Islande

      Kupferstich-Karte nach Niels Horrebow aus Continuation de l'Histoire générale des Voyages um 1770. 31.5x39 cm. - Hinrichsen, Island Nr. 85 vgl. - Dreyer-Eimbcke, Isl. S. 113 vgl. - "Horrebow, ein dänischer Jurist, wurde von der Dänischen Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Island geschickt, mit dem Auftrag, Johann Andersons haarsträubenden Ungenauigkeiten ... entgegenzutreten." Hübsche Island-Karte mit Windrose, Gradnetz und Legende. Unten kleines Loch in alter Faltung restauriert.

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        Das Schloss zu Münster." Schloss

      Kolorierter Kupferstich von Christian Ludolph Reinhold um 1770. 25x35 cm. - Diese Ansicht des Schlosses von Südwesten ist nicht bei Geisberg aufgeführt, dort ist unter Nr. 130 lediglich das nach dieser Vorlage geschaffene Guckkastenblatt von B. F. Leizel verzeichnet, auch das Werk Westfalia Picta führt in Band VIII Nr. 450 nur das Guckkastenblatt auf.

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        Prospect von der Stadt Zürch, von der See Seite aufgenommen. Vue de la Ville de Zürch, prise sur le Lac." Ansicht vom Zürichsee aus. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Balthasar Friedrich Leizel nach Nicolas Pérignon für die Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1770. 29.5x41 cm. - Dekorative Ansicht in schönem Altkolorit mit hübscher Bootsstaffage im Vordergrund. Kurze Randeinrisse im schmalen Papierrand unten restauriert.

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        Der unglückliche Zufall der beeden Französischen Kriegs Schiffe, genant Quebeck und Surveillante ... Etat malheureux du Quebeck et de la Surveillante Vaiseau de Guerre Francois ..." Darstellung der Explosion des britischen Kriegsschiffes Quebec unter Kommando des Capitain Farmer und des französischen Schiffes Surveillante am 6. Oktober 1779. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Balthasar Friedrich Leizel nach Richard Paton für die Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1770. 29.5x41 cm. - Am 6. Oktober 1779 trafen die gegnerischen Schiffe im Atlantik vor der Isle d'Ouessant (Ushant) aufeinander. Nach heftigem Gefecht waren die Masten beider Schiffe zerstört. Auf der Quebec brach ein Feuer aus, das zur Explosion führte und das Schiff sank mit einem Großteil seiner Besatzung. Seestück mit der in Flammen stehenden Quebec, der Surveillante mit gebrochenem Mast, Booten und Schiffbrüchigen. Auf grauen Karton montiert, die schmalen Ränder etwas angeschmutzt, kurze Randeinrisse restauriert.

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        Die bewaffnete Neutralitaets Flotte der Nordischen Mächte, im Mittelländischen Meer ohnweit Neapel. La Flotte armée neutre des Puissances du Nord dans la Mer Mediterranée proche Neaple." Ansicht vom Hafen aus mit reicher Schiffsstaffage im Vordergrund. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Balthasar Friedrich Leizel für die Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1770. 29.5x41 cm. -

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        Prospect von der Stadt Basel wie solche oben auf der Hünninger Schanze anzusehen. Vue de la Ville de Bale prise au dessus de la Redoute d'Huningue." Ansicht vom Rhein aus. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Balthasar Friedrich Leizel nach Nicolas Pérignon für die Academie Imperiale, Augsburg um 1770. 29.5x41 cm. - Dekorative Ansicht in schönem Altkolorit mit Fischerboot auf dem Fluss und Personenstaffage am Ufer. Auf grauen Karton montiert, 2 Quetschfalten im Himmel.

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        Vue prés de la Porte du Château à Leipzig. Prospect bey dem Schloß-Thor zu Leipzig." Teilansicht der Stadt, im Vordergrund Promenade vor dem Schloss-Tor. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Balthasar Friedrich Leizel bei Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1770. 31.5x41.5 cm. - Kapff / Steinmetz PR 332 - Das ehem. Schlosstor im Südwesten war der Zugang von der Burgstraße zur Pleißenburg. Dekoratives Blatt in schönem Altkolorit und gutem Erhalt, nur eine kurze Quetschfalte im Himmel. Im Vordergrund reizvolle Staffage mit Reiter und Spaziergängern auf der baumbestandenen Promenade.

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        Les vrais Quakers, ou Les exhortations, harangues, & prédictions des vrais serviteurs du Seigneur Dieu: A un mechant frere, specialement au sujet de ses maximes sur le luxe, & de ses persécutions contre un frere dans le malheur.

      London [d. i. Paris?] (und Brüssel), (Antoine D’Ours), 1770. - (4), XII, 183, (1) SS. Marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und -vergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - "A satirical work with several references to Voltaire and J. J. Rousseau" (OCLC). Mit fortlaufend paginierten separaten Zwischentiteln: "Extrait d'un discours prononcé a Pekin cent ans après la mort d'un poete historiographe et celle d'un orateur-philosophe, ou, Le parallele. Màne - Thékel - Pharès. A Londres, MDCCLXX" (S. 75) und "Correspondance entre un oncle & son neveu, ou Pieces critiques, morales & philosophiques [.] A Londres, (et se vend) a Bruxelles, chez Antoine D'ours, imprimeur-libraire. MDCCLXX" (S. 105). Das Exemplar der NYPL trägt am Vortitel eine hs. Widmung, die offenbar vom Verfasser stammt: "To the Right Hnble. the Earl of Marchmont from his humble servant T: Needham editor". Der anonyme Autor wäre demnach wohl zu identifizieren mit dem englischen Naturforscher und katholischen Priester John Turberville Needham (1713-81), der die Theorie der Urzeugung vertrat. Needham schrieb auf französisch und war ab 1768 Direktor der Brüsseler literarischen Gesellschaft. Er korrespondierte mit Voltaire; ihr Briefwechsel wurde im Jahre 1769 publiziert (vgl. DNB XIV, 157ff.). - Mit einigen hs. Verbesserungen und Einfügungen der Zeit, möglicherweise vom Verfasser oder von einem Verlagslektor, offenbar Korrekturen für eine spätere Ausgabe. Durchgehend gleichmäßig schwach gebräunt. Auf S. 53f. kl. Einriß im oberen w. Rand; 2 Bll. (S. 67-69) mit kl. Ausriß im inneren w. Rand. Ecken bestoßen, oberes Kapital lädiert; Vordergelenk angeplatzt. - Eine 1771 erschienene 2. Ausgabe (die uns nicht zum Vergleich vorlag) ist mikroverfilmt (The 18th c., 3961, 11. Woodbridge, Research Publ., 1986). Selten; international seit 1970 nicht auf Auktionen; in Bibliotheken nur nachgewiesen in BNF, Leeds und NYPL. OCLC 44758707. Nicht bei Weller (Druckorte) oder Barbier. Nicht bei Brunet oder Graesse. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Génie de M. Hume, ou analyse de ses ouvrages, dans laquelle on pourra prendre une idée exacte des m?urs, des usages, des loix, et du gouvernement du peuple Anglois.

      "Londres & se trouve ? Paris, Chez Vincent" [printed at Paris], 1770 - First and only edition, apparently the last of numerous French translations of Hume's works to be published in his lifetime. It contains excerpts from his Essays (arranged thematically) and History of England (arranged chronologically). It was evidently aimed at a wider audience than the philosophical and appears as much a guide to the peculiarities of the British as to Hume's philosophy. 12mo (164 × 91 mm), pp. viii, 472. Woodcut and typographical ornaments. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt in compartments, red morocco label, red edges. An excellent copy, crisp and fresh. [Chuo III, 102, Goldsmiths, Higgs 5361, Jessop 10.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS

      C.Bathurst,W.Strahan,J and F.Rivington......London.,1770. NINE VOLUMES.8vo.Illustrated with 24 copper engravings.Very good bright set bound in contemporary full tan calf,spines ruled in gilt.Each volume with red morocco title lebel,decorated and lettered in gilt.Some rubbing to most volumes and a few hinges cracked but all still holding firm.Overall an attractive set of eighteenth century bindings.Previous owners bookplate on front paste downs.:

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        Garrick, ou les acteurs anglois; ouvrage contenant des observations sur l'art dramatique, sur l'art de la représentation, & le jeu des acteurs: avec des notes historiques & critiques, & des anecdotes sur les différens théâtres de Londres & de Paris: traduit de l'anglois.

      Seconde edition, augmentée. Paris, chez J. P. Costard, 1770. 8:o. XII,199,(5) s. Häftad och oskuren i samtida gråpappomslag med handskriven titel. Ryggen ngt solbränd. En stor ljusbrun fläck i texten på s. 32-43 och en rostfläck i yttermarginalen på s. 121-22.. Originalet, "The actor, or, a treatise on the art of playing" (1755), översattes till franska av Antoine-Fabio Sticotti. Första franska upplagan utkom 1769. Det engelska originalet bygger dock delvis på ett franskt arbete av Rémond de Sainte-Albine. Boken blev kritiskt recenserad av Diderot 1770. Den översattes även till tyska 1771

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        The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus

      Birmingham - Printed by Christopher Earl, 1770 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated edition of the complete works of important Jewish historian Flavius Josephus. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Complete in One Volume. With nine full page engraved copper-plates. Missing plates 2, 3 and 6 of 12 according to binders directions at rear. With Joseph Cooks armorial bookplate on the front pastedown, with view of Newton Hall, and his ink signature to the title page. Reverend Joseph Cook (1759-1844) was vicar of Chatton and Shilbottle, and was sufficiently acquainted with the duke of Northumberland. (DNB)Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild rubbing. Internally the pages have slight browning with light sparse spots and occasional light marks. With a closed tear to page 153/4. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Brevis notitia urbis Vindobonae potissimum veteris ex variis documentis collecta. Editio altera emendata et altera tantum aucta.

      Wien, Jahn, 1767-1770. - 4 Bde. in 2. (10), 282 SS. (16), 164, (4) SS. und 20 gedr. gefalt. Stammtafeln. (6), 210 SS. (6), 224 SS. Mit 2 gest. Tafeln, 1 mehrf. gefalt. gest. Plan Wiens und 1 Textkupfer. Lederbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen in rot und schwarz sowie Filetenvergoldung. 8vo. Zweite Ausgabe dieses bedeutendsten Werks des Wiener Jesuiten und Historikers Fischer (1703-81) zur Wiener Stadtgeschichte, erstmals 1764 anonym erschienen. Der große Kupferplan geht auf die im Wiener Historischen Museum befindliche Originalfederzeichnung Augustin Hirschvogels zurück und zeigt die Stadt im Jahre 1547. "Die detaillierte Wiedergabe des Grundrisses der Innenstadt" gilt als die "grundlegende Dokumentation Wiens" (Wien im Mittelalter, Kat. des Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien, 1975/6, Nr. 364). - Ohne die bis 1775 erschienenen drei Supplementbände. Rücken gering wurmspurig; oberes Kapital des 2. Bandes lädiert. Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Wiener Bibliophilen Theodor v. Karajan mit dessen Wappenexlibris und eigenh. Namenszug am Vorsatz sowie seinen knappen eigenh. Sachregistern am vorderen Innendeckel aufgezogen. Der Germanist und Historiker Karajan (1810-73) war der dritte Präsident der Akademie der Wissenschaften, verfaßte bedeutende historische und philologische Abhandlungen und gab wichtige Texteditionen heraus. 1848 wurde er fürs rechte Zentrum ins Parlament gewählt; sein Professorenamt mußte der Sohn griechischer Eltern aufgrund der Diskriminierung der Nichtkatholiken niederlegen. Gugitz I, 19. Slg. Mayer I, 82 (inkomplett). De Backer/Sommervogel III, 756, 21. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbound Anthology of Poetry from the 1700s

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

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        Glaubwürdige Nachrichten von dem Türkischen Reiche nach seiner neuesten Religions=und Staatsverfassung nebst der Beschreibung eines zu Smyrnen errichteten Evangelischen Kirchenwesens.

      Leipzig, Johann Friedrich Junius, 1770. 8vo. Cont. hcalf, raised bands, gilt litlelabel in leather on back. Very slightly rubbed. (14),360,(8) pp. Occasionally with a few marginal brownspots.. First edition. Lüdeke stayed in Smyrna as a missionary for more than 10 years and he gives here a first hand account of the country, its geograhy, its cities, the zoology , botany etc

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        The Universal Botanist And Nurseryman: Containing Descriptions Of The Species and Varieties of all the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs, Flowers, and Fruits, Natives and Exotics: At Present Cultivated in the European Nurseries, Greenhousses, and Stoves, or Described by Modern Botanists; Arranged According to the Linnaean System

      London: J. Bell. Very Good-; Occasional foxing, an attractive set.. 1770-77. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo; Four volumes, 17 plates, newly rebacked in three quarter immitation polished calf, with original marbled boards, showing some damage from tape, else tight clean attractive set. **"...with their names in English. To which are added a copious botanical glossary, several useful catalogues and indexes. Illustrated with elegant engravings. " Blanche Henrey page 134 #1481. .

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        Lettres du comte Algarotti sur la Russie [.]. Traduit de l'Italien. Seconde edition [.].

      Neuchatel, aux depens de la Societé Typographique, 1770. - (6), 286 SS. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. grünem Rückenschildchen und dekorativer Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger marmorierter Farbschnitt. Marmorvorsätze; Lesebändchen. 8vo. Zweite französische Ausgabe der Briefe des italienischen Kunstphilosophen Francesco Algarotti (1712-64) an Lord Harvey. Der Freund Voltaires und Friedrich des Großen hatte in den 1730er Jahren Rußland bereist. "Contenant l'etat du commerce, de la marine, des revenus, & des forces de cet empire, avec l'histoire de la guerre de 1735 contre les Turcs, & des observations sur la mer Baltique, & la mer Caspienne". Behandelt nicht nur den russisch-türkischen Krieg, sondern enthält auch einen "Essai sur la durée des règnes des sept rois de Rome" sowie einen "Essai sur l'empire des Incas". - Sehr sauberes Exemplar in einem dekorativen zeitgenössischen Einband. OCLC 23450515. Vgl. Sabin 753 (engl. Ausg. im selben Jahr). Vgl. Kress 6601 u. 6705. Higgs 4560. Conlon 69:492. Garnier, Bibliographie de la Russie, 162. Nicht bei Atabey oder Blackmer.

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        Works of Alexander Pope Esq., The

      1770. A Fine Set of the Works of Alexander PopePOPE, Alexander. The Works of Alexander Pope Esq. In Nine Volumes, Complete. With His Last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements: Together with the Commentary and Notes of His Editor [William Warburton]. London: Printed for C. Bathurst [and eleven others], 1770.Nine octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 1/16 inches; 212 x 129 mm.). Comprising: Volume I: Juvenile Poems ([8], xlv, [1, blank], [2], 49-288); Volume II: Translations and Imitations ([4], 272); Volume III: Moral Essays ([4], xxx, [2], 33-362, [2, blank]); Volume IV: Satires, etc. ([4], 336); Volume V: The Dunciad (lxx, [2], 73-345, [14, indexes], [1, blank]); Volume VI: Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose ([2, blank], [5], [1, blank], 407, [1, blank]); Volume VII: The First of His Letters (xxxii, 367, [1, blank]); Volume VIII: The Second of His Letters (xi, [1, blank], 280); Volume IX: The Third of His Letters (xv, [1, blank], 372 pp.). Twenty-four engraved plates by J.S. Müller, G. Grignion, Ant. Walker, C. Mosely, and Ravenet after S. Wale, F. Hayman, and N. Blakey.Contemporary tree calf. Smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with red morocco gilt lettering label and a circular red morocco gilt numbering label on a rectangular green morocco label, board edges decoratively tooled in gilt, edges stained yellow. Bindings lightly rubbed. Minimal foxing and browning. Each volume with armorial bookplate on front pastedown with penciled initials “A H” on front free endpaper. Front pastedown of Volume I has pencilled note “J[ack]. Joseph's set.” Small hole in Z3 (pp. 341/342) in Volume VII, just affecting a couple of letters(five). Paper flaw (3/4 inch tear) in the outer blank margin of B1 (pp. [1/2]) in Volume VIII. A fine set.Alexander Pope (1688-1744), “English poet and satirist, literary dictator of his age and regarded as the epitome of English Neoclassicism…[His] best-known works include An Essay on Criticism [1711], which made him famous at the age of twenty-three; The Rape of the Lock [1714, a mock-heroic poem often considered the best in the English language]…translations of the Iliad [1720] and the Odyssey [1726]; an edition of Shakespeare (1725); The Dunciad [1728, the ‘dunce-epic,’ a satire in heroic couplets]…and An Essay on Man [1733-1734, his best-known poem, written in heroic couplets]” (Benét’s Reader’s Encyclopedia).

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      London. 1770.. [2],706pp. plus frontispiece, fifty-two plates, and three maps (one folding). Also, two plates inserted with the images pasted to another sheet. Folio. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Light scattered foxing and soiling. Occasional offsetting. Closed tear repaired at edge of folding world map. About very good. "A collection of voyages and relations of experiences by travelers from the time of the Portuguese navigators to the middle of the eighteenth century, including those of Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, Olivier van Noort, William Dampier, Woodes Rogers, John Clipperton, George Anson, and Lionel Wafer" - Hill. This is the supposed third edition, after editions of 1768 and 1769, but the identical collation and variation in 1770 titlepages suggests that there is one printing of text with variant title leaves. ESTC lists two 1770 editions, the first with the titlepage in red and black, and the other printed in all black. This is the latter, of which the ESTC locates only one copy, in the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin. ESTC N470709. HILL 492 (another ed).

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

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

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        Plan of Amelia Island in East Florida [and] A Chart of the Entrance into St. Mary's River taken by Capt. W. Fuller in November 1769 [and] A Chart of the Mouth of Nassau River and the Soundings on it taken at Low Water by Captn. W. Fuller

      London: Thomas Jefferys, 26 March, 1770. Copper-engraved map with original outline and wash colour, in excellent condition. 21 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches. A rare and extremely fine eighteenth-century set of sea charts of Amelia Island, presented on one sheet, produced by the British royal cartographer This superb map sheet contains three maps of Amelia Island, in northeastern Florida and vicinity, and was at the time the most accurate sea chart of the area ever produced. The great skill of Thomas Jefferys, who had established himself as the era's leading cartographer of America, is evinced by the present work. With great elegance and clarity, it expresses the results of detailed coastal surveys conducted by the sea captain William Fuller. At the time that this map was made, this area was part of the British colony of East Florida, which was ceded by Spain following the end of the Seven Years War in 1763. The map that makes up the left-hand quarter of the sheet, Plan of Amelia Island, depicts the long, narrow island in its entirety, with its tidal marshes and the sand dunes that act as a natural protective barrier to the sea, expressed in finely engraved detail. It is directly derived from a part of William Gerard De Brahm's monumental Map of South Carolina & Georgia (1757). The largest map, A Chart of the Entrance into St. Mary's River, located to the upper-right, features the northern end of the island and the waterway that runs in between it and Cumberland Island, Georgia. The river features numerous depth soundings and the locations of the shifting shoals that posed a great threat to mariners. The plan of the "New Settlement," with its ordered grid of streets planned by the British, is depicted near the northern tip of Amelia Island. Across the river on Cumberland Island, the outlines of the abandoned Fort William are depicted. Founded in the 1740s by Georgia governor James Oglethorpe, it was built to guard the southern approaches of the colony from the Spaniards, who were based in nearby St. Augustine. This map also features a fine navigator's view of the entrance of the river, in the upper right corner. The map below, A Chart of the Mouth of the Nassau River, like the former map features a great deal of hydrographical information as well as sailing instructions for mariners. It details the waterway that runs past the southern tip of Amelia Island, in between it and Talbot Island. It is today the location of the main shipping lane leading into the port of Jacksonville. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p.281

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        A Chart of the West Coast of Newfoundland: surveyed by order of Commodore Palliser, Governor of Newfoundland, Labradore [sic] &c. &c

      London: Published by Permission ... by James Cook, printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, 10 May 1770 [but printed 1775]. Copper engraving on three joined sheets. Good condition. 21 5/8 x 69 1/2 inches (joined). A spectacular chart from the survey that launched the career of Captain James Cook. This fine and large map of Newfoundland appeared in the first part of the North American Pilot, the most thorough and detailed mapping of the Canadian territory ceded to Great Britain at the end of the French and Indian war. Following the war, surveys of the region were immediately ordered, as the waterways were deemed of vital economic importance to the inland fur trade. Selected for the task were James Cook and Michael Lane. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N.. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsement of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind." Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. Cook's work in the region allowed him to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, bringing his name to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment in his career. Summoned to depart on what would prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, the survey of Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Their charts were first published in 1769 (under the title A Collection of Charts, but containing only 10 maps); in 1775, they were republished with additions by Jefferys within the first part of the North American Pilot. "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook, in the years 1763-7, and by his successor Michael Lane, in 1768-73, was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen; and it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Skelton & Tooley). For Cook, his accomplishment led directly to his being commissioned to the Endeavor, launching his reputation as the greatest maritime explorer of his age, and perhaps of all time. Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.XVI in Tooley, The Mapping of America

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        Les métamorphoses de Melpomene et de Thaile, ou, Caracteres dramatiques de comédies françois et italienne

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, c. 1770. Octavo. (2)ff., + 23ff. of full-page engraved portraits. First edition. The engravings are portraits of prominent French actors in costume for their most famous roles, below which is printed the name of the character and the play and excerpted lines from that role. Portrayed here are Mesdemoiselles Clarion, Duménil, and Favart, and Messieurs Molé, Bellecour, and Le Kain in roles ranging from Sophocles to Racine. This copy has been augmented, not only by the elaborate hand-coloring, but also by manuscript notations facing each portrait. These notes explain when the actor began his or her theatrical career and give a brief description of the run of a particular production. Long seen as a rare book, there has only been one copy of the 1770 edition at auction in the last twenty-five years, and it was defective. Some mild internal spotting, else near fine in contemporary mottled calf, which shows an older, discreet rebacking and slight rounding to corners.

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        Histoire Naturelle De L'Air et Des Meteores. (10 Volume Set)

      Chez Sailland & Nyon, 1770-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 10 volume set. 16mo. Contemporary leather spine, green boards. Marbled end pages. Spines have some wear, a few corners bumped. Bindings generally solid. Clean, white pages. French.

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        Memoirs of Russia, Historical, Political, and Military, from the Year MDCCXXVII to MDCCXLIV. [.] With a Supplement, Containing a Summary Account of the State of the Military, the Marine, the Commerce, etc. of that Great Empire

      London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1770, 1770. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. VIII, 424, [8]. Leatherbound. Rebacked. Modern spine label with gilt lettering. Boards repaired. Tight binding and good boards. Light wear to extremities. Toning and spotting to edge. Toning to borders of end pages. Ex-personal library plate containing motto, "Mens sana in corpore sano" which translates to a sound mind in a healthy body. Light scattered foxing throughout. Interior pages are clean, unmarked, and in great condition. Ten fold out maps. Maps include the maps of the "Theater of the War between the Russians and Turks, 1736-1737", map of the "Coast of Finland" and other maps of various strategic towns, such as the "Plan of the Town of Stavoutschan".<br><br> An officer in the Prussian Army, Manstein. He was close to the Russian court, he also made observations on the Crimean campaigns of 1736-39 and on the war with Sweden from 1741 to 1743.<br> Ships daily.

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        The Farmer&#39;s Guide in Hiring and Stocking Farms. Containing an Examination of many Subjects of great Importance both to the common Husbandman, in hiring a Farm; and to a Gentlemen on taking the Whole or Part of his Estate into his own Hands. Particularly, The Signs whereby to judge of Land. The Points to be attended to in hiring a Farm. The Quantity of Land of every Sort proportioned to a given Sum of Money. The most advantageous Method of disposing of any Sum from 50 l. to 20,000 l. in Husbandry on cultivated or uncultivated Soils. The Means of rendering Agriculture as profitable to Gentlemen, as to common Farmers; and as beneficial a Profession as any other. Hints to those Gentlemen who farm for Pleasure alone. Also, Plans of Farm-yards, and Sections of the necessary Buildings

      ...By the Author of The Farmer&#39;s Letters... Ten plates (eight are engraved & two are woodcuts). 1 p.l., ii, 458 pp., one leaf of ads; 1 p.l., ii, viii, 500 pp. Two vols, cont. marbled boards with attractive antique calf spines, spines gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines, uncut. London: W. Strahan et al., 1770. First edition of the most comprehensive guide to farm management published in the 18th century. Young&#39;s aim in this work was to show how any given amount of capital might best be spent in agriculture. Young always considered a farm as a business venture from which profits were to be made. There is a very interesting chapter describing the farmyard and its buildings which are illustrated on the two folding engraved plates. They very probably are representations of Young&#39;s own farm. A fine uncut set. Woburn Abbey bookplate. .

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