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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.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Hurley Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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).

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        A NEW UNIVERSAL COLLECTION OF AUTHENTIC AND ENTERTAINING VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, FROM THE EARLIEST ACCOUNTS TO THE PRESENT TIME. JUDICIOUSLY SELECTED FROM THE BEST WRITERS IN THE ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH, ITALIAN, DUTCH, GERMAN, DANISH, AND OTHER LANGUAGES

      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).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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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        [Elizabeth Dashwood, Duchess of Manchester, and her Son]

      London: Printed for Robert Sayer at No. 53 in Fleet Street, circa 1770. Mezzotint. State iii/iii with the plate reworked. The artists names erased and re-engraved in cleared strips to either side of the publication line which is in a cleared strip in centre at base of image. Joseph Gulston&#39;s collectors mark in pencil on verso. In excellent condition. Image size: 24 3/16 x 16 1/16 inches. 24 3/16 x 16 1/16 inches. 25 3/16 x 16 11/16 inches. A wonderful impression of this stunning portrait of Lady Dashwood and her son, by Sir Joshua Reynolds. This is a rich early impression of this beautiful print with nice tonal range and a velvety texture. In this image, Elizabeth Dashwood is shown with her son, reenacting the classical myth of Diana disarming cupid. The notion expressed: Diana was always anxious to disarm Cupid so that he couldn&#39;t shoot one of his arrows at her and thereby endanger her desire to remain chaste and independent would really have nothing to do with the relationship between Elizabeth Dashwood Montagu and her son but was a happy kind of play-acting in pictorial form that became increasingly popular in aristocratic portraiture, especially as practiced by Reynolds. The painting "Diana Disarming Cupid" was exhibited in 1769 and was Reynolds&#39; first submission to the first Royal Academy Exhibition. This stunning print is from the collection of the eccentric collector Joseph Gulston. At a young age Gulston inherited a veritable fortune which he dissipated in collecting books and prints. Lack of funds necessitated that Gulston dispose of his unrivaled collection of prints and books which he sold in two sales in 1786. The vast collection contained eighteen thousand foreign and twenty-three thousand five hundred English portraits, eleven thousand caricatures and fourteen thousand topographical prints, this monumental sale lasted for forty days. Goodwin, Thomas Watson, James Watson, Elizabeth Judkins 45, iii/iii; Penny, Reynolds 72; Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotinto Portraits 97, ii/ii; Russell, English Mezzotint Portraits, and their States 97, iii/iii; O&#39;Donoghue, Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits... in the British Museum 1, iii/iii; Lennox-Boyd & Stogdon, state iii/iii; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections 2986

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        [View in Wales]

      circa 1770. Hand-coloured engraving. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 14 1/8 x 20 1/8 inches. 19 1/16 x 25 1/8 inches. A wonderful romantic view in the grand tradition of the picturesque English landscape. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst English artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento 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 of the English countryside. 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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        An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth; in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism

      Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & J. Bell. 1770. 8vo (20.75cm x 13 cm). F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fair. Rare first edition of this important work in the literary career of James Beattie (1735-1803), a Professor or Moral Philosophy and Logic in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen. Well-supported by the religious establishment in Britain, Beattie&#39;s reliance on the concept of truth (as opposed to sophistry, skepticism and atheism), was in direct conflict with the philosophies of Hume, Berkeley and others, and thie book was considered a specific and direct attack on the writings of David Hume. Original or contemporary full speckled calf, with red spine label, raised spine bands, viii, 503 pages. Ex-library, with small spine sticker and library stamps on front pastedown and title page only. Front cover is detached, front free endpaper a little loosened but still attached, externally quite worn, with spine chips, corner bumps, etc. Text block firm and pages free from chips or tears other than margin chips to two leaves and a closed tears in the margin of another leaf. Pages age-tanned with some scattered foxing. Internally very good.

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        Palumbus. - Ex Museo Viri Doctissimi et Experientissimi Jacobi Christopheri Klockner, Medicinae Doctoris Amstelaedami." Ringeltaube

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Christian, Jan Christian und Jan Sepp aus Cornelis Nozeman "Nederlandsche Vogelen" 1770 - 1829. 42x27 cm. - Nissen IVB 684 - Anker 369 - Verso Stempel "Kunstsammlung der Stadt Witten" und Deakzessionsstempel 1998.Cornelis Nozeman schuf das erste umfassende Werk über die Vogelwelt der Niederlande. Die Darstellungen sind von Christian Sepp, seinem Sohn Jan Christiaan und Enkel Jan "zu hoher Vollendung gediehen" ... "So haben drei Generationen an diesem Werk gearbeitet und durch Sorgfalt der Arbeit und Liebe zur Sache ... eine Wirkung gezeitigt, die jedem Gleichgestimmten das Herz höher schlagen läßt." (Nissen)

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        Ardeola

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Christian, Jan Christian und Jan Sepp aus Cornelis Nozeman "Nederlandsche Vogelen" 1770 - 1829. 28x42 cm. Unten und seitl. oben leicht wasserrandig. - Nissen IVB 684 - Anker 369 - Männchen und Weibchen. Verso Stempel "Kunstsammlung der Stadt Witten" und Deakzessionsstempel 1998.Cornelis Nozeman schuf das erste umfassende Werk über die Vogelwelt der Niederlande. Die Darstellungen sind von Christian Sepp, seinem Sohn Jan Christiaan und Enkel Jan "zu hoher Vollendung gediehen" ... "So haben drei Generationen an diesem Werk gearbeitet und durch Sorgfalt der Arbeit und Liebe zur Sache ... eine Wirkung gezeitigt, die jedem Gleichgestimmten das Herz höher schlagen läßt." (Nissen)

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        Oenas, Vinago, Livia

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Christian, Jan Christian und Jan Sepp aus Cornelis Nozeman "Nederlandsche Vogelen" 1770 - 1829. 42.5x27.5 cm. - Nissen IVB 684 - Anker 369 - Vogel mit 2 Eiern und Nest in einem Gefäß. Leichte Knickspur. Verso Stempel "Kunstsammlung der Stadt Witten" und Deakzessionsstempel 1998.Cornelis Nozeman schuf das erste umfassende Werk über die Vogelwelt der Niederlande. Die Darstellungen sind von Christian Sepp, seinem Sohn Jan Christiaan und Enkel Jan "zu hoher Vollendung gediehen" ... "So haben drei Generationen an diesem Werk gearbeitet und durch Sorgfalt der Arbeit und Liebe zur Sache ... eine Wirkung gezeitigt, die jedem Gleichgestimmten das Herz höher schlagen läßt." (Nissen)

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        Garrulus. Ex Collectione plurimum reverendi Domini Adriani Boort, V. D. Ministri Amstelaedamensis

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Christian, Jan Christian und Jan Sepp aus Cornelis Nozeman "Nederlandsche Vogelen" 1770 - 1829. 42.5x27.5 cm. - Nissen IVB 684 - Anker 369 - Der Vogel mit 5 Eiern in einem Nest auf einer Astgabel. Verso Stempel "Kunstsammlung der Stadt Witten" und Deakzessionsstempel 1998. Cornelis Nozeman schuf das erste umfassende Werk über die Vogelwelt der Niederlande. Die Darstellungen sind von Christian Sepp, seinem Sohn Jan Christiaan und Enkel Jan "zu hoher Vollendung gediehen" ... "So haben drei Generationen an diesem Werk gearbeitet und durch Sorgfalt der Arbeit und Liebe zur Sache ... eine Wirkung gezeitigt, die jedem Gleichgestimmten das Herz höher schlagen läßt." (Nissen)

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        Caprimulgus. - Ex Museo Viri Nobilissimi Jacobi Temminck

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Christian, Jan Christian und Jan Sepp aus Cornelis Nozeman "Nederlandsche Vogelen" 1770 - 1829. 42x28 cm. - Nissen IVB 684 - Anker 369 - Vogel auf einem Ast, mit 2 Eiern in einem Nest. Verso Stempel "Kunstsammlung der Stadt Witten" und Deakzessionsstempel 1998.Cornelis Nozeman schuf das erste umfassende Werk über die Vogelwelt der Niederlande. Die Darstellungen sind von Christian Sepp, seinem Sohn Jan Christiaan und Enkel Jan "zu hoher Vollendung gediehen" ... "So haben drei Generationen an diesem Werk gearbeitet und durch Sorgfalt der Arbeit und Liebe zur Sache ... eine Wirkung gezeitigt, die jedem Gleichgestimmten das Herz höher schlagen läßt." (Nissen)

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        Rusticola

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Christian, Jan Christian und Jan Sepp aus Cornelis Nozeman "Nederlandsche Vogelen" 1770 - 1829. 42x28 cm. Oben leicht braunfleckig. - Nissen IVB 684 - Anker 369 - Vogel mit 2 Eiern in einem Nest an einem Grasbüschel. Verso Stempel "Kunstsammlung der Stadt Witten" und Deakzessionsstempel 1998.Cornelis Nozeman schuf das erste umfassende Werk über die Vogelwelt der Niederlande. Die Darstellungen sind von Christian Sepp, seinem Sohn Jan Christiaan und Enkel Jan "zu hoher Vollendung gediehen" ... "So haben drei Generationen an diesem Werk gearbeitet und durch Sorgfalt der Arbeit und Liebe zur Sache ... eine Wirkung gezeitigt, die jedem Gleichgestimmten das Herz höher schlagen läßt." (Nissen)

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        Der wahrsagende Mercurius. Oder: neuvermehrtes Glücksbüchlein, worinnen hundert und vier Fragen über allerhand Begebenheiten, welche sowol dem männ- als weiblichen Geschlechte vorfallen können, nach dem Fall dreyer Würfel beantwortet werden. Zu keiner sichern Warheit, sondern bey Zusammenkünften guter Freunde, um Scherz und Kurzweil, auch angenehmer Lust und zuläßigen Zeitvertreib erdacht

      Nürnberg, Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe 1770.. Mit gest. Frontispiz. 3 Bll., 112 S. HPrgt. d. Zt. 4°. VD18 10970487-003; Hayn-Got. IV, 515: "Rar, jocos u. pikant". - Spätere Ausgabe des seltenen Werkes, Hayn-Got. kennt nur Ausgaben von 1697, 1717 und 1762. Das Werk erschien 1662 erstmalig. - 30 Fragen für Mannspersonen, 32 für Frauenzimmer und 42 für beide Geschlechter, jede mit 18 Antworten je nach Augenzahl der Würfel. Das hübsche Frontispiz zeigt zwei Damen und zwei Herren beim Würfeln. - Rücken etwas lädiert, Decken später mit Buntpapier bezogen. Tls. gering fleckig.

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        This excellent Horse Marquis, got by the Godolphin Colt is the Property of Mr. Vernon won 300 Guineas.... & the Gold Cup at Newmarket

      London: Robert Sayer, [1770 or later]. Mezzotint (margins expertly extended) on laid paper. 9 x 13 11/16 inches. 10 1/16 x 14 1/16 inches. A fine early mezzotint after an equestrian portrait by the mid-18th century master Francis Sartorius Robert Sayer issued four mezzotint portraits of well-known racehorses after Sartorius, each with details of their successes, and dated 10 January 1770. The present print is probably somewhat later. Francis Sartorius was born in Nuremburg and came to London with his father, John, in the mid-18th century. "Francis exhibited paintings of racehorses, hunters and hacks in London between 1773 and 1791, including twelve pictures in the Royal Academy. His work bridges the gap between the &#39;primitive&#39; work of James Seymour and the realism of George Stubbs." (Lane, p.157). Charles Lane ,British Racing Prints p.159

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        Manuel de l&#39;Arpenteur

      21 folding engraved plates. xii, [13]-354, [2] pp. & a 4-page publisher&#39;s catalogue at end. 8vo, cont. cat&#39;s paw calf, spine nicely gilt. Paris: C.A. Jombert, 1770. [bound with]:--. Supplément au Manuel de l&#39;Arpenteur. Eleven engraved plates (8 are folding). viii, 143 pp.; 252, [4] pp. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, cont. mottled calf, spine nicely gilt. Paris: Brunet, 1775. First edition of this rare work on land surveying which was one of the standard books of its time on the subject. Ginet, "Arpenteur royal en la Maîtrise des Eaux & Forêts de Paris & Isle-de-France," describes the various methods of surveying and preparing maps and has provided a very valuable dictionary of terms used in surveying (pp. 284-322 in Vol. I), and numerous tables. The second part of Vol. II is devoted to the construction and use of a four-legged compass of proportion. A fine but slightly unmatched set. &#10087; François de Dainville, "Enseignement des &#39;Géographes&#39; et des &#39;Géomètres&#39;," in Enseignement et diffusion des sciences en France au dix-huitième siècle (René Taton, ed.), pp. 490-91. .

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        An Historical Collection of the several Voyages and Discoveries

      London,: Printed for the author, 1770-, 1771.. Two volumes in one, quarto, 17 engraved maps and plates; a couple of small stains, and some general ageing, but a good copy (complete with the 2 pp. Contents and Directions, often missing) in contemporary half calf, all edges red, some wear to joints and extremities. First edition: Dalrymple's history of the early voyages to the Southern Ocean is one of the foundation books for any voyage library.This classic voyage text was a work of far-reaching importance by the leading English hydrographer. Passionately involved in the argument over the possible existence of a southern continent, Dalrymple partially translates here some twelve original accounts which support his belief in its existence. His collection begins with Magellan's voyage of 1519, and the Spanish accounts that he translates include Mendana's voyage to the Solomon Islands in 1595, and that of De Quiros in 1606. The Dutch accounts include those of Le Maire, Schouten, Tasman, and Roggeveen. Dalrymple's long introduction on trade and his 'investigation of what may be farther expected in the South Sea' carefully expound his belief in the existence of a "Great Southern Continent", a theory only finally laid to rest when Cook later sailed right over a substantial portion of it.Dalrymple (1737-1808), the great hydrographer, who had made his career in the East India Company, had originally been offered the command of the Endeavour voyage to observe the transit of Venus, but partly because of his insistence on being given an Admiralty commission, the command went instead to Cook. His disappointment is hinted at in the remarkable "undedications" of this work: to Byron 'who discovered scarcely anything but Patagonians' and to Banks who 'infatuated with female blandishments forgot for what he went abroad and hastened back to amuse the European world with stories of enchantments...'.Dalrymple's work was issued in a rather haphazard fashion. The first volume first appeared in a now exceedingly rare issue with a 1769 title-page and a dedication leaf also dated 1769, then in an equally rare edition with a cancel-title dated 1770. This version represents the form most often seen, with both title and dedication present as cancels.Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp. 36-7; Hill, 410; Holmes (first edition), 32; Kroepelien, 245.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1770. 4 volumes, quarto. (10 1/2 x 8 inches). Final blank in vol.I. 2 engraved plates (1 folding). (Light worming to fore-edge margin of the first half of vol.II, and the first and last few leaves of vol.III). Contemporary calf, covers simply tooled in blind, red morocco lettering-pieces to spines lettered in gilt. Fourth edition: a fine unsophisticated set of this early edition of the single most important work on English law. A work which had an undeniable influence on the course of jurisprudence in the United States. "Blackstone&#39;s great work on the laws of England [first published in 1765- 1769] is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history....Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine; nothing but trouble, even danger, was to be expected from contact with it. Blackstone&#39;s great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation....If the English constitution survived the troubles of the next century, it was because the law had gained a new popular respect, and this was due in part to the enormous success of Blackstone&#39;s work" (Printing and the Mind of Man). A measure of this success can be gained from the fact that the Commentaries were reprinted a dozen times in England over the ensuing two decades, and translated into French, German, Italian, and Russian. Robert Bell produced the first American edition in Philadelphia in 1771-1772. Cf. Grolier Club English 52; cf. Printing and the Mind of Man 212; cf. Rothschild 407.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM CADWALLADER COLDEN TO SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON, CONCERNING INDIAN AFFAIRS]

      Fort George, N.Y. April 22, 1770.. [2]pp. on folded letter sheet, docketed on verso, with integral blank leaf. Old folds, bit tanned. Small stain on first page. Overall quite good. Addressed to Sir William Johnson, superintendent of Indian Affairs. This letter concerns trade with the Indians and a July 10 meeting with commissioners from Canada as well as from the Colonies. After addressing some political and business matters, Colden writes in a postscript to Johnson: "The 10th of July is approved for the Commissioners of the several Colonies to meet at this place to construct a plan for regulating the Trade with the Indians, perhaps you may think it proper to be here at that time." Colden, scientist and philosopher, was one of the most brilliant leaders of colonial New York. His book, THE HISTORY OF THE FIVE NATIONS... (1727), is a classic account of American Indians during the colonial period.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. Fourth Edition

      1770. Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1770. Four volumes. Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, raised bands, black-stamped volume numbers and lettering pieces to spines. Light rubbing to extremities, a few scuffs to boards, corners lightly bumped, front joints of Volumes III and IV starting, as are both joints of Volume I. Early armorial bookplate to each pastedown, annotations in early hand to rear endleaves. Offsetting to margins of endleaves, some soiling to title pages, negligible foxing to a handful of leaves, interiors otherwise fresh. An appealing set. * Fourth edition. This edition is called the fourth on the title-page of all volumes, despite there being no revision of volumes three and four before 1770; this edition also abbreviates Blackstone&#39;s preface to three paragraphs from the five appearing in the first edition (Eller). "The intention of [Blackstone] was to give a comprehensive outline; and when we consider the multiplicity of doctrine which he embraced, the civil, the criminal, the theoretical and practical branches of the law, we must confess the hand of a master.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 125. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 5.

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        A Chart of the Straights of Bellisle with part of the coast of Newfoundland and Labradore [sic.] from actual surveys published by Permission of the ... Admiralty surveyed by James Cook 1766 and Michael Lane 1769

      London: Robert Sayer & John Bennett, 10 May 1770 [but printed 1775]. Copper engraving on two joined sheets. Good condition. 25 x 45 1/2 inches (joined). A spectacular chart from the survey that launched the career of Captain James Cook. This fine map of Newfoundland and Labrador 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 &#39;in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island&#39;" (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&#39;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&#39;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) &#39;with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman&#39;" (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.XVII in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        The Law of Damages

      1770. Sayer, Joseph. The Law of Damages. London: Printed by W. Strahan, 1770. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, rebacked retaining spine with raised bands, lettering piece lacking. Some rubbing to extremities, spine ends worn down a bit, a few small nicks to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn. Light browning and foxing to text. Early owner signatures (of J.A.L. Campbell, James Ashbrook and W. Baird) to pastedown and front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. Arranged in 36 concise chapters, this pioneering treatise outlines the law of damages as it stood in the late eighteenth century. Holdsworth notes that principles are "clearly stated." He also notes that the information is "rather meagre" due to the undeveloped state of the subject in Sayer&#39;s day. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:394. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:241 (36).

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        THE TEN ANNUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE COLLATION OF HEBREW MSS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT; BEGUN IN 1760, AND COMPLEATED IN 1769 [bound with:] THE STATE OF THE COLLATION OF THE HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT AT THE END OF THE PRESENT YEAR, 1761 [through:] ... AT THE END OF THE NINTH YEAR, MDCCLXVIII

      Oxford, Cambridge & London: Sold by Mr. Fletcher & Prince ... [et al], 1770 - 1761.. Nine volumes bound in one. 206,[2- (blank)];16;19,[1];17,[7];[16];[20];[20];[20];1 8pp. Octavo. Modern pedestrian half-calf and cloth, gilt label. First work somewhat foxed, with small ink shelf numbers on first three leaves; latter works crisp and clean, with interesting mss annotations in each (see below). Bookseller&#39;s annotation (in ink!) on rear pastedown. First editions. Kennicott (1718- 1783), an able biblical scholar and linguist, began in 1751 a methodical examination of the manuscript and printed sources for the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. After earning the sponsorship of Thomas Secker, the scope of the undertaking expanded, and included a 1760 &#39;Proposal&#39; for the publication by subscription of a revised text based on his findings. Eventually, he collated 615 manuscript versions and 52 printed editions, reporting to his subscribers and recording new subscriptions in the form of the annual fascicles bound here at the end (wanting the reports for the 2nd and 10th years). The undertaking culminated in the publication of his VETUS TESTAMENTUM HEBRAICUM (2 vols, Oxford 1776 - 80), to both praise and controversy. An early hand has tabulated the total value of the subscriptions in each of the eight annual reports; it is possible that this was the work of one "Rev. M. Turner," one of the subscribers, as affixed to the front pastedown is a preserved original binder&#39;s blank bearing a presentation inscription: "D. Turner gives This Book to the Library of the Academy at Bristol under the care of the Revd, Mr. Evans." Darlow & Moule note these annual reports under their entry for the published text, and record that subscriptions finally totaled nearly 10,000. While the main work is not uncommon, the annual reports appear to be so, at least in North American institutions, where ESTC locates three copies of the first, one of the third and fourth, none of the fifth or sixth, two of the seventh and four of the eighth. ESTC T85737; T85731; T85730; T85729; T85728; T85034; N24209; and T85738. LOWNDES V:1265. DARLOW & MOULE 5160.

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        The Orations of Demosthenes, Delivered on Occasions of Public Deliberation. Together with the Orations of Aeschines and Demosthenes on the Crown

      London -W Johnston, 1770 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A wonderful collection of Ancient Greek didactic moral and political speeches, translated in the late eighteenth century. The translator states the original purpose of the orations as being&#39;to animate a people renowned for justice, humanity, and valour, yet in many instances, degenerate and corrupted; to warn them of the dangers of luxury, treachery, and bribery, of the ambition and persidy of a powerful foreign enemy; to recall the glory of their ancestors to their thoughts; and to imspire them with resolution, vigour, and unanimity; to correct abuses, to restore discipline, to revive and enforce the generous sentiments of patriotism and public spirit&#39;. Taunton Castle Surtees Library presentation bookplate to rear pastedown. Thomas Leland (17221785) was a historian and Church of Ireland clergyman. In 1754, with his childhood friend John Stokes, he published The Philippic Orations of Demosthenes, a text and Latin translation with notes. He was one of the men of letters who visited the earl of Charlemont at Marino, co. Dublin, and was on intimate terms with the earl&#39;s family. Charlemont persuaded him to publish an English translation, The Orations of Demosthenes Against Philip, which appeared in parts from 1754 to 1761 and in a complete edition in 1770, and was frequently reissued. DNBCondition: In a full calf binding. Externally sound althoughsomewhat rubbed with slight loss to the leather, and visibly faded. Internally, firmly bound. Remarkably bright and clean throughout, with just the very occasional lightly foxed page. Modern bookplate to front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Illustratio Systematis Sexualis Linnaei... An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus

      London: by the Author, [1770 - ] 1777. Folio. (21 x 14 inches). 1p. list of subscribers. Uncoloured engraved title, uncoloured emblematic frontispiece, 104 hand-coloured engraved botanical specimen plates (all printed before letters, most printed in brown), 4 hand-coloured engraved plates of leaf forms with imprints and letters, all by and after Miller. (Without the 2-page errata, and without the uncoloured suite of plates). Early 19th-century green morocco gilt (front blank watermarked 1810), covers with triple gilt fillet border, neatly rebacked and with new marbled endpapers added in about 1900, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands. A fine copy of this &#39;immense work of botany wherein the pencil of Miller illustrated, in a style of unprecedented elegance, the sexual system of Linnaeus&#39; (J.C. Lettsom &#39;The Memoirs of John Fothergill&#39; [1789], p.106) - unusually, this copy does not include the uncoloured suite of plates. This work was originally issued in twenty parts between 1770 and 1777, and according to the list of subscribers 105 copies were ordered by 85 individuals: Queen Charlotte subscribed for two copies, whilst the booksellers P. Elmsley and B. White each took ten copies. The plates were issued in both coloured and uncoloured states (with only the coloured present in this copy). Once the subscriptions had been filled, there were evidently sets of surplus text and coloured plates: this is supported by Henrey, who records a copy of the work in the Natural History Museum Library in which a new 1794 title page (with R. Faulder as publisher). This re-set title accompanies a suite of the coloured plates made up from what appears to be "the surplus of the plates of the [1770- ]1777 edition" (Henrey III, p.95). The 1810 watermark on the front blank of the present copy suggests that it was perhaps made up from that same surplus, but with a spare title page as well - if this is the case, then the absence of the uncoloured suite of plates is unsurprising. The specimens described and illustrated came in the main from Dr. John Fothergill&#39;s famous garden at Upton in Essex. Fothergill was an enthusiastic supporter and indeed, superintendent of the work, but refused Miller&#39;s attempt to dedicate the work to him - he felt that dedications were &#39;more productive of envy to the patron, than of advantage to the author&#39;. &#39;John Miller, otherwise Johann Sebastian Mueller, was a native of Nürnberg. He came to this country in 1744 and remained here until his death which took place in London. He was a botanical artist and engraver of considerable note. Besides the figures of plants ... [in the present work], many examples of his work are to be found in Philip Miller&#39;s Figures of the most beautiful... plants...(1755-60), Hunter&#39;s edition (1776) of Evelyn&#39;s Sylva and Lord Bute&#39;s Botanical Tables (1785?).&#39; (Henrey II, p.279). Linnaeus was sent the first two parts of the published work and responded enthusiastically, stating that the plates were &#39;more beautiful and more accurate&#39; than any he had seen, and Wilfred Blunt, a later but equally discriminating judge, noted that they were excellent. BM(NH) III,p.1370; Bradley I, p.258; Dunthorne 206; Great Flower Books (1990),p.120; Henrey III, 1153 and cf. 1154; Nissen BBI 1372; Stafleu & Cowan III, 6482

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        A Natural History of British Birds, &c with their portraits, accurately drawn, and beautifully coloured from nature

      London: printed for S. Hooper, [1770-]1775 Folio (21 4/8 x 14 4/8 inches). Letterpress title-page. 40 fine hand-coloured etched plates, including 2 double-page, by Gabriel Smith and Hayes after Hayes, five with engraved captions dated 1771: Bantam Cock, the Teal-male, the Starling -male, the Reed-Sparrow- male, and the Bramble-Finch (without the engraved dedication leaf as usual, some short marginal tears with early repairs on verso extending into the image on plates 2 and 12). 19th-century half tan calf, marbled boards, gilt (extremities scuffed). Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of Peter Isaac Thellusson, 1st Baron Rendlesham (1761 - 1808) on the front paste-down; the bookplate of Seton Thompson on the front paste-down. First edition. Hayes "was a good bird artist... and his impressive large portraits of British species... were used to make forty folio etched hand-coloured plates, including 47 bird figures, for... [the present work]... Hayes executed all but eight of the plates himself... At this stage he appears to have been learning how to produce his own etched plates from Gabriel Smith, the etcher of the other eight plates in his book" (Christine Jackson Bird Etchings pp.122-123). Anker 198; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.105; Mullens & Swann p.287; Nissen IVB 421; Zimmer pp.293-294. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Tribunalis confessariorum et ordinandorum P. M.Wigandt ... epitome, in qua Ad mentem Santi Thomae vsitatiores materiae ... compilatore P. F. Ludouico Fliegen ... Accedunt Instructiones quaedam Confessariis opportunae... Cum copiosissimis Indicibus

      Venetiis : Sumpt. Hered. Nicolai Pezzana, 1770. 1st Edition. Publisher&#39;s device to the title. Physical description: x, 614 p. ; 12o. Signatures; A-2C12. Finely bound in full, contemporary vellum. Minor, generalized wear to the extremities. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        [MANUSCRIPT MAP OF NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA]

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

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        Systeme de la Nature: ou, Des Loix du Monde Physique & du Monde Moral. Par M. Mirabaud [2 Volumes]

      Marc-Michel Rey. Hardcover. Londres [i.e. Amsterdam], 1770. First edition, first issue, with comma after Londres on title page. Half title on first volume only. Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, floral decorated spines, gilt spine labels. A beautiful complete set of Holbach&#39;s major work in an original binding. Joints dried, some very small cracks to heel of binding on tome 1, small chips to leather at corners, some light scattered foxing to contents. Remains in excellent, near fine condition overall. Holbach published the work under the name of Jean-Baptiste de Mirabaud, the secretary of the Academie Francaise who had died ten years previously. Denying the existence of a deity, and refusing to admit as evidence all a priori arguments, d&#39;Holbach saw in the universe as nothing more than matter in motion, bound by inexorable natural laws of cause and effect. There is, he wrote "no necessity to have recourse to supernatural powers to account for the formation of things." "He was far too dogmatically atheistic for most of the "philosophes" who were &#39;skeptical&#39; and vacillated between atheism and deism." - PMM 215; Kress 6737, Tchemerzine VI, page 243. . Very Good. 1770. First Edition.

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        Copia de la Confirmacion de Privilegios a favor de las Valles de Broto y Tena que la Magestad del Señor Don Carlos III (que Dios guarde) se ha servido hacer a dichos Valles

      Sin lugar de impresión, impresor ni año, pero: Zaragoza, 1770. Un cuaderno en folio, de 28 pp., impresas en papel sellado del mencionado año. Cubiertas muda en papel.

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        THE ILIAD OF HOMER, THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER and THE WORKS OF POPE

      1770-1771, fourteen volume three quarter leather set to include:  Alexander Pope's THE ILIAD OF HOMER, THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER and THE WORKS OF POPE, all uniformly bound, illustrated, all original labels, clean, sound volumes, in excellent, fine condition.  Printed by C. Bathurst, W. Strahan, F. Rivington et. al.  This is a very handsome set in rare fine condition.

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        The Works of Mr. William Shakespear

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1770-71, 1770 Second Hanmer edition. Six volumes. Engraved plates of the Chandos portrait, Stratford bust, and Westminster monument, and 35 (of 36 plates) engraved by H. Gravelot after F. Hayman. Bound in contemporary brown mottled calf, spines elaborately decorated in gilt, spines with 6 raised bands and morocco spine labels, gilt borders to covers, marbled endpapers. Some dampstaining to a few leaves in volume I, plates with some occasional toning and offsetting, pencil marginalia to a few plays, spines and corners show some repair and reinforcement, former owner bookplates to endpapers and pastedowns. Volume I contains the prefaces of Hanmer and Pope, a biographical account by Rowe, and Ben Johnson&#39;s poem. Various readings of Theobald and Capel at the end of each volume, glossary with errata in volume 6. The second edition of Sir Thomas Hanmer&#39;s edition; a republication of a small edition from 1744, is based on Pope&#39;s edition and includes his introduction, as well as Rowe&#39;s important life of Shakespeare. "This reprint of Hanmer on excellent paper [is] perhaps the best-produced Shakespeare edition of the 18th century" (Franklin Shakespeare Domesticated p 31).. Hard Cover.

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        Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis

      Dublin: Thomas Ewing (& others), 1770-1784. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 4 volumes. 8vo. Numbers 1-13, complete (but see below). Profusely illustrated with 18 engraved plates (13 folding), 3 folding maps (1 quite large, of ancient Ireland), and 8 engraved tables. Contemporary calf spines, marbled paper boards, spines in six compartments, gilt rules, red leather lettering pieces, gilt. Volumes 1-3 are of uniform height (8-1/4&#39;); Vol. 4 is taller at 9&#39; and is uncut. Bindings are well worn; interiors near fine. THe contemporary ownership signature of Sir William Forbes is in all 4 volumes. Our set is complete for the first 13 issues of the Collectanea, published between 1770 and 1784. Not present are the numbers published later: Vol. 4, No. 14, published in 1786; Vol. 5, published in 1790, and Vol. 6, published in 1804. Our set begins with Vol. 1, Part 1: &#39;A Chorographical Description of the County of West-Meath, Written A.D. 1682 by Sir Henry Piers.&#39; It concludes with Vol. 4, No. 13. Rare. ESTC T145230

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        LES RUINES DE LES PLUS BEAUX MONUMENTS DE LA GRECE

      Les Ruines des les plus beaux monuments de la Grece. considerées du cote du l histoire et du coté de l architecture.Seconde editión corrigée et augmentée.- Paris, LouisFrancois Delatour, 1770; 2 tomos en un volumen en folio elefante (56 x 42 cm) encuadernado en piel de la época, Tomo 1º, portada, XXIV &#150; 54 pp. 35 láminas grabadas. Tomo 2º, portada, XX &#150; 52 pp. 26 láminas grabadas. Magnífico ejemplar de esta apreciada obra, mucho mas completa que la primera edición de 1758. Julien David Le Roy (1724-1803) arquitecto francés y el arqueólogo que estudió con Blondel (Jacques-François), en 1751 fue becado a Roma y posteriormente a Grecia para realizar mediciones de los monumentos griegos, allí llevaba 4 años la expedición británica de James Stuart y Nicholas Revett, pero Le Roy con el apoyo del Conde de Caylus y su equipo de dibujantes consiguió realizar las mediciones en 3 meses dadas la buena relación de Francia con el Imperio Otomano. De esta forma consiguió adelantarse en 4 años en la publicación de la primera edición de su libro al de Stuart y Revett (The Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece) publicado en 1762. Aunque su trabajo fue muy criticado por los ingleses y otros como Piranesi, su libro tuvo mucha influencia en la arquitectura práctica de su época. Las lámina están grabadas por los mejores de la época, incluyendo a Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain, Pierre-Charles Le Mettay, Claude-Antoine Littret de Montigny y Jacques Philippe Le Bas.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes, plus communément connue sous le nom d?Histoire des deux Indes

      4 volumes and atlas: xvi+741+[1 errata]pages with two plates including frontispiece; [iv]-viii+485+[1 errata]pages with one plate; xv+[i blank]+629+[1 errata] pages with one plate; [iv]-viii+770+[1 errata]+[1 blank]pages with one plate, half-titles present and an atlas [iv]+28, with 50 maps and 23 tables, half-title inlaid by binder. Quarto (10 1/2" x 8 1/4") bound in full leather with gilt inlay at cover edges and gilt lettering against red labels to spine. Spine ends in gilt. [Sabin 68018] Third edition.Published first in 1770 in six volumes, the Historie was revised in 1774, and again, with extensive revisions, in 1780. Diderot made a large number of contributions, all of which were anonymous. His main involvement was with the third edition, for which he wrote nearly a fifth of the text. It has only been during the last thirty years, with the discovery of the collection of Diderot?s manuscripts known as the Fonds Vandeul, that it has become possible to identify these contributions. The work was a history of European colonization from its beginnings in the East Indies and West Indies. It combined historical and anthropological information, and attacks on slavery, with a firm belief in the benefits of commerce, ?this new soul of the moral world?. In the Salon de 1769 Diderot wrote that everyone was becoming ?preoccupied with administration, commerce, agriculture, imports, exports and finance...The Abbé Raynal can boast of having been the hero of this change?. Raynal?s work was one of the most frequently reprinted books in the years immediately preceding the French revolution, and Raynal himself was invited to be a member of the Constituent Assembly in 1789. According to Furbank, the History of the Two Indies had almost the same importance for the philosophique movement as the Encyclopédie itself. Its original purpose had been to recommend a more rational colonial policy for France. However, the overall effect of Diderot?s contributions to the third edition transformed the work from one which advanced colonialism to one which suggested that colonialism was a crime.Condition:Hinges and spine ends professionally repaired. Covers scuffed with some gouges else a very nice set.

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