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        Allerneuste Geheimniße der Freymäurer, deren Sitten und Gebräuche bey ihren Versammlungen und Aufnehmen der Brüder, Lehrlinge, Gesellen, Meister, u. Obermeister. (2. Tl.:) Darinne deren wahrer Ursprung, die Veränderungen, so der Orden von Zeit zu Zeit erlitten, die Erklärung ihrer Allegorien, und die Einwürfe ihrer Gegner beschrieben und abgehandelt sind

      O.O. und Dr., 1770 - 1772.. 2 in 1 Band. Mit 2 gest. Frontispices, gest. Titel und 11 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 148 S., 1 Bl.; 124 S., 1 Bl. Neuer brauner Lederband mit goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen auf dem Vorderdeckel.

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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)

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        The History of the Reign of Charles the Fifth, Emperor of Germany, and all the Kingdoms and States in Europe, during his Age To which is Prefixed, a View of the Progress of Society in Europe,...

      America (Philadelphia): Printed for the Subscribers (Robert Bell), 1770; i.e., 1770-1771. First American edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Yes. First edition printed in America. Three volumes. 8vo. viii,(ii),360;(xvi),374;(xlii),351,(lvii)pp., but with several errors in pagination as noted by Evans. Contemporary full sheep; spines with simple gilt rules and volume number sin gilt; red leather lettering labels, gilt. A few notes by a former owner, including the beginning of his name on the title page of Volume 2 (Isaac Lew...) possibly a relative of Nathaniel Lewis and Mordecai Lewis who are listed on the List of Subscribers. This publication marks the substantial beginning of the introduction of European literature into America. Bell has published with it an address upon international copyright, the first on the subject. The long list of subscribers is a veritable who's who of early American history: John Adams, Jacob Giles, John Hancock (2 sets), Cecil Rodney, and so on: ''whose names posterity may respect because by these seasonable encouragements this American edition hath been accomplished at a price so moderate that the man of the woods as well as the man of the court may now solace himself with substantial delight." A two volume set was also printed that year. Evans, 11837; Sabin, 72003. Bell also brought out an edition of Blackstone in 1771. An exceedingly rare book.; if the list of subscribers is a guide, only a few hundred sets were issued. The owner's name was clipped in binding, and so will likely remain just out of reach.

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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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        G.W. Knorrs Verlustiging der oogen en van den geest, of verzameling van allerley bekende hoorens en schulpen, die in haar eigen kleuren afgebeeld zyn

      Amsterdam: Erven van F. Houttuyn, 1770-1775. Three quarter Calf First printing Near Fine A Near Fine set. Two volumes complete, six parts bound in two, with 190 superb original hand-colored copperplate engravings. Quarto (8.75 x 11.25 inches, 22.2 x 28.6 cm). Three quarter calf . Speckled ochre paper over boards. Gilt-tooled spine with five raised bands. Gilt lettering on red and green colored ground set in second and third panels. Uniform to both volumes. Paper loss to boards however the spine is handsome and binding sound. The 190 hand-colored copperplate engravings of shells are richly painted with absolutely no offset or foxing to the plates. A beautiful collection all around. VOLUME I: Pp. [4], 118, plus 90 hand-colored copperplate engravings. (Organized thus: First Part; c. 1770, title-page, [intro], pp. 1-44, plates #1-30. Second Part; c. 1772, title-page, pp. 45-82, plates # 1-30, pl. 27 precedes pl. 26. Third Part; c. 1772, title-page, pp. 83-118, plates #1-30, plates 21 & 22 and 26 & 27, pl. 22 precedes pl. 21, and pl. 27 precedes pl. 26.) VOLUME II: Pp. 117, plus 100 hand-colored copperplate engravings. (Organized thus: Fourth Part; c. 1773, title-page, pp. 1-34, plates #1-30. Pl. 2 precedes pl. 1 and pl. 7 precedes pl. 6. Fifth Part; c. 1774, title-page, pp. 35-62, plates #1-30. Pl. #6 & 7, 16 & 17 and 26 & 27, bound in opposition . Sixth Part; title-page, pp. 63-117, plates #1-40. Also includes; The Systematic Arrangement of Horns and Shells, and Alphabetical Register. This Dutch edition was not issued with the hand-colored frontispiece, as were the French and German editions, therefore it is complete. Each volume has four armorial bookplates from members of the family Oates: Jo, Edward, William Edward and Robert Washington Oates on the first four leaves. Robert Washington Oates (1874-1958) funded the Oates Museum, which commemorates the life and work of The Reverend Gilbert White (1720-1793), author of the renowned work The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne). Georg Wolfgang Knorr (1705-61), a dedicated painter and engraver of natural subjects, earned the attention and respect of the celebrated Nuremberg doctor and Patron of the Arts, Christoph Jakob Trew, association with whom was a merit of excellence and achievement. The complete title of this fabulous conchology is "G. W. Knorr's Enjoyment for the Eyes and for the Mind or Collection of many well known horns and shells in their original colors: now examined, improved, continued, and published with a whole new Low-German [Dutch] description." During the 18th and early 19th centuries, shell collecting was a near obsession with European Aristocracy as well as Naturalists. The Dutch, in particular, were passionate collectors of the newly discovered natural curiosities acquired from around the globe. This work documents and illustrates the vast array of the private holdings, with the name of each collector engraved beneath his or her own shell. In addition, the Dutch produced some of most lavish color plate volumes of the era. And although this work first appeared in both French and German editions, this Dutch edition features the richest coloration, which mirrors the actual specimens from which they were produced. (Dance p. 217; Blunt and Stearn p. 168; Buchanan, Nature into Art p. 189-191).

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        Letters from Snowdon

      London: J Ridley and W Harris, 1770 Descriptive of a Tour through the Northern Counties of Wales. Containing the antiquities, history, and state of the Country: with the manners and customs of the inhabitants. In modern nice red quarter leather with marbled boards. Spine has raised bands, blind tooling, titles in gilt. Internally, new orange spotted endpapers, [12], 147 pp, text block edges uncut, most edges have some browning, 21 letters, published anonymously by Cradock, another edition was published in 1777. Uncommon. (ESTC T38490) Lowndes 2808. Allibone 2011. Cradock was described as ‘a twin brother’ to Garrick, both in ‘personal likeness’ and ‘mental powers’ (Nichols, ‘Brief memoirs’, lvii). He had a talent for acting, and was known to be a lively, cultured, and volatile person, particularly remembered for his ‘great fund of anecdote’ (ibid., i, lix). His friend George Dyer spoke favourably of his generosity of character, and added that he was strictly temperate, living chiefly on turnips, roasted apples, and coffee, and rarely drinking wine. His peculiarity of constitution required him to undergo a ‘constant cupping’, or bloodletting, sometimes twice a day. Yet when free from pain, he was cheerful and communicative. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        TRAITÉ MÉTHODIQUE DE LA GOUTTE ET DU RHUMATISME , Où l'on enseigne d'après l'expérience les vrais moyens de se délivrer & se préserver de ces Maladies..

      DESVENTES DE-LA-DOUÉ, Paris, 1770. In French. 27+541+3 p. Contemporary full-leather binding. Gilt-Ornamented Spine. Raised bands. Coloured edge. Marbeled endpapers. Including engraved vignettes. Binding torn, but corpus very fine.. An early work about rheumatism

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      In-folio, p. pelle coeva (restaur.), dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro su tassello, pp.num. (18),324, 2 cc.nn. (per l'Indice e l'Errata); testo su due colonne; con una belliss. antiporta ambientata (a doppia pag.) in cui è presentato il ritratto equestre dell'A. con, alle sue spalle, lo scheletro di un cavallo alla mangiatoia; deliziosa vignetta al frontesp. e vignetta alle armi con il ritratto dell'Arcivescovo Maximilian Friederich, alla dedica. Il vol. è molto ben illustrato da 15 tavv. f.t., inc. in rame (a p. pag. o ripieg.) che raffigurano diversi tipi di cavalli, scene di allevamento e di maneggio come pure bardature e strumenti chirurgici. "Edizione originale" di questa classica opera, "enseignement complet des connaissances d'un écuyer". I suoi principi di addestramento si avvicinano molto a quelli di La Guérinière e, come la maggior parte dei suoi contemporanei, tratta delle malattie e cure dei cavalli. Cfr. Mennessier,II, p. 513-15: "J.B. Baron de Sind, écuyer allemand, né en Moravie vers 1709, mort en 1776. Il servit pendant quelque temps dans les armées autrichiennes, puis devint premier écuyer de l'Electeur de Cologne, prince éveque de Muenster. Il était à la fois écuyer et vétérinaire et avait inventé un électuaire contre la morve" - Wells,7004. Restauro alla dedica, altrim. esemplare ben conservato, con bell'ex libris nobiliare inciso.

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        [Title in Arabic]. Dichiarazione piú copiosa della dottrina Christiana. Tradotta dalla Lingua Italiana nell' Araba, ed ora di bel nuovo stampata. [2 parts].

      Roma, 1770. 8vo. Two parts in one volume. Entirely uncut and entirely unopened in early 19th century grey paper wrappers with handwritten title in Italian to spine. Extremely well preserved copy; the first title-page is a bit dusty, probably due to the entirely untouched bookblock not having been bound untill the present 19th century wrappers were put on it. Title-page with the stamp of "École Sainte Geneviève" to lower margin. Final blank with the stamp of "Dom. Aloys Jerseiens. S.J.". Printed entirely in Arabic throughout, except for the first title, which is also given in Italian, and the Imprimatur at the end, which is in Latin. The second title-page is entirely in Arabic. 411, (1); 109, (3) pp.. A very rare edition in Arabic, which contains what is presumably the first - and only - printing of the second part of this immensely influential work by the eminent Jesuit theologian and controversialist St. Roberto Bellarmino (1542-1621). The present Arabic version of this hugely influential cathecism was made for the use of Catholic missionaries. It is probably through this work that Bellarmino achieved his most long-lasting, and thereby profound, influence, and this not only in Europe and in his own time, but on all continents and well into the twentieth century. St. Robert Bellarmino, one of the most important cardinals of the Catholic Reformation, was also a very important figure in Italian Orientalism. He was canonized in 1930 and is a saint and a Doctor of the Church. With his "Disputatines de Controversiis Christianae Fidei", he had written the fist systematic account of the various religious controversies of his time and thereby seminally influenced all of Europe and provided a fatal blow to Protestantism, causing an immense uproar in e.g. Germany and England. The work became and remained the foundation and inspiration for Catholic polemic against Protestantism for more than 300 years.But even more widespread was the influence of Bellarmino's little cathecism (the present work, i.e. "A More Copious Declaration of the Christian Doctrine"), which to the full extent shows his unusual talent for explaining the truths of the faith, including those involving the most controversy, in a clear and simple way, so that it became accessible to the larger public. The work is written in the form of brief questions and answers between teacher and pupil and the ease with which the wider public could thus understand even complicated religious doctrines bestowed upon the work an influence which has been almost unsurpassed. The first edition of the work appeared in Rome in 1598, and it has been translated into 56 languages. The first edition of the text in Arabic appeared in 1613; however, the present copy, from 1770, contains the second part, which cannot be found in the earlier editions, and which seems to be printed here for the first time, and which furthermore seems not to have been printed later either. This second part, which must be considered of great scarcity, has its own title-page (entirely in Arabic) as well as separate collation and pagination. It consists of instructions for Confession and Communion, also in the form of questions and answers. It is worth noting that the first Arabic work printed in Palestine was "Al-Ta`lïm al-Masï[[dotaccent]]ï", the Christian Doctrine or "Catechism" by S. Roberto Bellarmino.Schnurrer: 303

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        Kort berättelse/ med förteckning uppå de wid närwarande tid i Swerige uptagne och mäst bekante mineral-brunnar/ landsskaps wis anförde.

      Västerås, J. L. Horrn, 1770. 4:o. 56,(2) s. Häftad. Delvis ngt lager- och småfläckig, sista bladet ngt mer.. Bibliotheca Walleriana 4958. Flera hundra källor förtecknas

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        Paradise Lost (1770) & Paradise Regained (1765) NEWTON EDITIONS (with NEWTON ASL)

      London: J. Beecroft, et al, 1770 & 1765. 7th. Hard Cover. Very Good. Association copy. Each, 5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 4 volumes total with HOLOGRAPH NOTE BY NEWTON. Paradise Lost A Poem in Twelve Books (1770 complete In two volumes) lxxxvi, [27 critique] [3, 1 plate], 3-510, [1 blank]; [8, ]5-463, [184 index, 1 blank] and Paradise Regain'd: A Poem In Four Books To Which Samson Agonistes and Poems Upon Several Occasions [12,1 plate], 3-335, [1 blank]; [8] 386, [4 index, 1 blank] Lengthy one (1) page HOLOGRAPH letter by Newton on Milton requesting that information gathered by ''... Mr. Thyer ,the Manchester Librarian had made some observations on Milton ..., .....I wish I had been informed of this sooner that I might have made my application to you before this time for the work is now in press...'' . Newton later partly concludes the letter stating .....'' I shall continue here (Lichfiled) with my friends a fortnight longer till Monday and then I shall return to Grosvenor Street in London.....' Lichfield, Friday, Aug.25,1770'. laid in. (21 lines,, Four uniformly bound volumes in original sprinkled calf, gilt spine rules, black moroccan spine label with gilt lettering, covers modestly rubbed. Uniformly marbled end papers, previous own's bookplate. All plates present. Very Good with a couple of minor repairs at folds). Tight and crisp, a Very Good set, and, with the Newton (book editor) note quite rare! Thomas Newton ( 1704- 1782), bishop of Bristol, fellow of Trinity College, chaplain to George II, dean of St. Paul's,wrote works on the prophecies, sermons,an autobiography, but mostly remembered for editing Milton's works.

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

      London: Printed for the author, and sold by J. Nourse and T. Payne, 1770 [- 1771]. 2 volumes in one, quarto. (10 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches). xxx, [2], 32, 24, 204, [4]; [4], 224, 20, [12], [40] pp. Half-titles, first with advertisement on verso. Volume one title and dedication as cancels. 16 engraved maps and plates (4 folding maps, 12 plates [6 folding]). Contemporary sprinkled calf, expertly rebacked retaining the original spine, flat spine divided into six compartments, red and black morocco labels in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. A rare, early work arguing for the existence of a great Southern Continent and reviewing the early Spanish and Dutch exploration of the South Pacific, illustrated with fine maps and plates. "This important work, issued before the return of Captain Cook's expedition, is the result of Dalrymple's strong belief in the existence of a southern continent" (Hill). In it, the author translates and reviews twelve foreign accounts of voyages which he believed supported its existence, including the Spanish voyages of Magellan, Mendana's voyage to the Solomon Islands in 1595, and that of De Quiros in 1606. The second volume comprises the Dutch accounts including those of Le Maire, Schouten, Tasman, and Roggeveen. All are preceded by a valuable introduction, a section explaining the sources for his Chart of the South Sea, as well as chapters on the Solomon Islands, including a comparative vocabulary, and the "natural curiosities at Sooloo." Although Dalrymple's thesis on the existence of a southern continent would be disproved by Cook, Hill refers to Dalrymple as a cartographer "without peer" and as "a latter-day Hakluyt." Dalrymple made his career as a hydrographer to the East India Company. Originally offered the command of the Endeavour voyage to observe the transit of Venus, the command would be given instead to Cook, partly because of Dalrymple's insistence on being given an Admiralty commission. His disappointment and anger at the Admiralty is brought forth in the remarkable "dedication" of this work, in which he lambasts previous British explorers of the region. Dalrymple would be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1771 and would later become the Hydrographer to the Board of Admiralty. In that capacity, Dalrymple would be responsible for preparing for publication the maps from the expeditions of Vancouver, Colnett and others. Two issues of the work were published. "[The] first issue of 1769 is exceedingly rare, and there are only a few copies extant. The regular trade edition was issued in 1770 [as the present copy]. The second volume, printed in 1771, is exactly the same in both sets. However the two issues of the first volume have different title pages and preliminary materials" (Hill). Among the changes to the dedication are variant dates (April 1, 1769; Jan. 1, 1769), along with amended text to the attack on Captain Samuel Wallis ("who left the arms of a calypso"; "who, infatuated with female blandishments, forgot for what he went abroad"). In the latter issue, both the title and dedication are present as cancels. Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, pp. 36-7; Hill 410; Holmes (first issue) 32; Kroepelien 245; Spence 264.

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        Gesigt van het Oude-Markt, met het Stad-Huys te Cölln. Prospect des Alten Marckts, samt dem Rath-Hauß, zu Cölln." Alter Markt mit Rathaus, Rathausturm und Giebelhäusern von Osten gesehen. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1770. 32.5x43 cm. - Borger / Zehnder S. 189f. - Mainzer S. 50f. - Kapff / Steinmetz S. 220 - Dekorative Darstellung nach der Ansicht von Johann Toussyn. Auf dem Platz lebhaftes Markttreiben mit Bauern und Händlern, die in Marktbuden und Ständen ihre Waren anbieten. Schönes Blatt in gutem Erhalt, nur im breiten Papierrand leicht angeschmutzt, kurze Einrisse hinterlegt und 1 Papierabriss ergänzt.

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        The Works of Sir John Suckling, Containing all His Poems, Love-Verses, Songs, Letters, and His Tragedies and Comedies ... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]. [Contents: V. 1. Poems on Several Occasions. Letters to Several Eminent Persons. Account of Religion...]

      London; Printed For T. Davies, 1770. 1st Edition in this form. Paged continuously; each volume has seperate title page. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Zusätze zu den logarithmischen und trigonometrischen Tabellen zur Erleichterung und Abkürzung der bey Anwendung der Mathematik vorfallenden Berechnungen

      Berlin, Haude und Spener 1770.. Mit gest. Titelvignette. 2 Bll., 98, 210 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und Stehkantenverg.

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        Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière: histoire naturelle des oiseaux

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1785. 18 volumes in 18. 12mo. Text with 264 engraved plates. Uniform contemporary half calf with gilt spines.* This is the complete bird section (volumes 14-31) of Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, which was published by the Imprimerie Royale from 1749 to 1804 in 44 volumes. Nissen only quotes 262 plates. The plates are after De Sève and depict the birds in their natural surroundings including nice architectural design. Some slight foxing but only in the text. Last two volumes with a slightly different binding. A nice little set in beautiful almost uniform bindings. Nissen IVB, 160. Ronsil 413.

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        The Mathematical Principles of Geography. Together with: Dialling, or the Art of drawing Dials on all sorts of Planes whatsoever

      London: Printed by J. Nourse, 1770., 1770. First Edition. 2 titles bound in 1 in contempoprary full calf with gilt underlined raised bands and red title label to spine, speckled edges. Complete with 22 folding plates, 4 to the first work and 18 to the second. Rubbed to extremities, joints starting, corners worn. Lacking flyleaf. Charles Pinney bookplate to paste down. Internally clean and sound. A superb copy of this uncommon book, printed the year Cook landed in Australia. The first work is in 3 parts and contains: I. An Account of the various Properties and Affections of the Earth and Sea; with a Description of the several Parts thereof. And a Table of the Latitude and Longitude of Places. II. The Use of the Artificial or Terrestrial Globe, in solving Problems. III. The Principles of Spherical and Spheroidical Sailing; with the Solution of the Several Cases in Numbers, by the Common tables, according to the Sheroidical Figure of the Earth. The second work is also in 3 parts, being: I. The fundamental Principles of Dialling. II. The Practice of Dialling, illustrated on all kinds of Planes. III. Of describing the common Furniture of Dials; and the Construction of some useful Dials of other kind. William Emerson (14 May 1701 - 20 May 1782), English mathematician, was born at Hurworth, near Darlington, where his father, Dudley Emerson, also a mathematician, taught a school. Unsuccessful as a teacher, he devoted himself entirely to studious retirement, and published many works which are singularly free from errata. In mechanics he never advanced a proposition which he had not previously tested in practice, nor published an invention without first proving its effects by a model. He was skilled in the science of music, the theory of sounds, and the ancient and modern scales; but he never attained any excellence as a performer. He died on 20 May 1782 at his native village.

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        Philosophia botanica, in qua explicantur fundamenta botanica, cum definitionibus partium, exemplis terminorum, observationibus rariorum. Adiectis figuris aeneis

      Vindobonae (Vienne): Iohannis Thomae De Trattnern, 1770. relié. In 8 (13x22cm). Seconde édition revue et augmentée par Iohanne Gottlieb Gleditsch, après l'originale de 1751. Illustrée de 11 planches au trait de plantes. Seuls quelques très rares exemplaires contiennent un portrait en frontispice de Linné, non relié dans le nôtre. demi Veau brun d'époque à coins. Dos à nerfs à filets. Pièce de titre noire. 3 petites fentes en tête. bordures frottés laissant voir le carton. Petits manques à certains nerfs. Carl Linné poursuit dans cet ouvrage un travail de classification systématique inauguré avec son Systema natura - Iohannis Thomae De Trattnern, Vindobonae (Vienne) _1770, In 8 (13x22cm), (2) 364pp., relié. - relié

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        Contemplation de la nature

      A Amsterdam: Chez Marc-Michel Rey, 1770. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. In 8 (10x17cm). Seconde édition, après l'originale parue en 1764. Plein Veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dans des caissons. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin beige. Coiffe de queue du tome I élimée. un manque au second caisson du second tome. Mors du tome II ouvert en queue. Quelques épidermures sur les plats. Bonnet (1720-1793) est considéré comme l'un des pères de la biologie moderne (il ut le premier à utiiser le terme d'Evolution en biologie), tant pour ses recherches expérimentales que sa philosophie qui eut une profonde influence sur les naturalistes. C'est lorsqu'il fut frappé de cécité qu'il se tourna vers la théorie. Cet ouvrage reprend les 8 premiers chapitres des "Considérations sur les corps organisés", parues en 1762, où Bonnet expose sa théorie sur la préexistence des germes. Bonnet rapporte en outre de nombreuses observations d'histoire naturelle. - Chez Marc-Michel Rey, A Amsterdam _1770, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. In 8 (10x17cm), xxxiv, 324pp. et viij, 291pp., relié. - relié

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        Systeme de la nature ou des loix du monde physique & du monde moral. Par M. Mirabaud

      London (d. i. Amsterdam, Rey), 1770.. 2 Bände. 6 Bll., 366 S.; 3 Bll., 408 S. Lederbände d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. und Deckelfileten.

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        Dell'architettura. dialogi... in milano, nella stamperia marelliana, 1770.

      Cm. 27,5, pp. (8) 92. Ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta, vignetta xilorafica al frontespizio e 5 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo (tre delle quali riguardano la chiesa parrocchiale di Seregno). Leg. coeva in cart. marmorizzato. Esemplare privo del dorso e con lievi segni d'uso, peraltro genuino e particolarmente marginoso (in barbe) stampato su carta forte ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica di questo trattato in cui l'illuminista Pini (1739-1825) ci propone in forma di dialogo alcune riflessioni in tema d'architettura civile e militare. Cfr. Cicognara 611.

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        Northern Antiquities: or a Description of the Manners, Customs, Religion and Laws of the Ancient Danes, and other Northern Nations; Including those of Our own Saxon Ancestors. With a Translation of the Edda, or System of Runic Mythology, and Other Pieces, from the Ancient Islandic Tongue. In two volumes. Translated from Mons. Mallet`s Introduction a l` Histoire de Dannemarc, &c. With Additional Notes by the English Translator and Gorason`s Latin Version of the Edda. Vol. I-II.

      London, Printed for T. Carnan and Co, 1770. LVI + 415 + XL + 356 s. Samt. helskinnbd. Ryggene fornyet. Noen sider svakt brunplettet

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        Journal de la cour de Louis XIV, depuis 1684, jusqu'à 1715;

      Avec des Notes intéressantes, &c. &c. &c. Londres 1770. (2),174 pp. Uncut in the original marbled paper wrappers with printed ads on the insides. Spine worn with cracks. 21 x 14 cm.. First edition of Marquis de Dangeaus journal, published by Voltaire

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        Plantae cryptogamicae florae Gottingensis. Collegit et descripsit D. Fridericus Guilielmus Weis.

      Göttingen, Abr. Vandenhoeck, 1770. Title page with engraved vignette + (4) + XII + 333 + (1) p. + 1 hand coloured engraved plate. Somewhat later paper binding with red edges. 19,5 X 12 cm. Label with name on the interior of the front board (Baron Felix Thümen). Owner´s signature on the blank page verso (Rolf Santesson). Stamp over engraved vignette on the title page (Professor Dr Chr. Luerssen Königsberg).Very clean interior

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        Systême de la Nature. Ou Des Loix du Monde Physique & du Monde Moral. 2 Parties.

      London [recte: Amsterdam, M.M. Rey], 1770. 8vo. Bound in two beautiful contemporary uniform full mottled calf bindings w. 5 raised bands to richly gilt back; title- and tome-labels in red and green. Crcak to front- and back-hinges at top and bottom, but still tight. A bit of wear w. minor loss to capitals. Internally fresh, fine and clean with only a few brownspotted leaves. Ex libris to inside of front boards: Bibliothêque de Me Le Cte Frédéric de Pourtales. (12), 370; (4), 412 pp.. The rare first edition, first issue, of d'Holbach's main work, the main work of materialism, and one of the most important works of natural philosophy. D'Holbach (1723-1789), who was raised by a wealthy uncle, whom he inherited, together with his title of Baron, in 1753, maintained one of the most famous salons in Paris. This salon became the social and intellectual centre for the Encyclopédie, which was edited by Diderot and d'Alembert, whom he became closely connected with. D'Holbach himself also contributed decisively to the Encyclopédie, with at least 400 signed contributions, and probably as many unsigned, between 1752 and 1765. The "Côterie holbachique" or "the café of Europe", as the salon was known, attracted the most brilliant scientists, philosophers, writers and artists of the time (e.g. Diderot, d'Alembert, Helvetius, Voltaire, Hume, Sterne etc, etc.), and it became one of the most important gathering-places for the exchange of philosophical, scientific and political views under the "ancient régime". Apart from developing several foundational theories of seminal scientific and philosophical value, D'Holbach became known as one of the most skilled propagators and popularizers of scientific and philosophical ideas, promoting scientific progress and spreading philosophical ideas in a new and highly effective manner. D'Holbach was himself the most audacious philosophe of this circle. During the 1760's he caused numerous anticlerical tracts (written in large, but not entirely, by himself) to be clandestinely printed abroad and illegally circulated in France. His philosophical masterpiece, the "Système de la nature, ou des lois du monde physique et du monde moral", a methodological and intransigent affirmation of materialism and atheism, appeared anonymously in 1770." (D.S.B. VI:468).As the theories of his main work were at least as anticlerical and unaccepted as those of his smaller tracts, and on top of that so well presented and so convincing, it would have been dangerous for him to print the "Système de la Nature" under his own name, and even under the name of the city or printer. Thus, the work appeared pseudonomously under the name of the secretary of the Académie Francaise, J.B. Mirabaud, who had died 10 years earlier, and under a fictive place of printing, namely London instead of Amsterdam. "He could not publish safely under his own name, but had the ingenious idea of using the names of recently dead French authors. Thus, in 1770, his most famous book, "The System of Nature", appeared under the name Jean-Baptiste Mirabaud." (PMM 215).In his main work, the monumental "Système de la Nature", d'Holbach presented that which was to become one of the most influential philosophical theories of the time, combined with and based on a complex of advanced scientific thought. In the present work he postulated materialism, and that on the basis of science and empiricism, on the basis of his elaborate picture of the universe as a self-created and self-creating entity that is constituted by material elements that each possess specific energies. He concludes, on the basis of empiricism and the positive truths that the science of his time had attained, that ideas such as God, immortality, creation etc. must be either contradictory or futile, and as such, his materialism naturally also propounded atheism, and his theory of the universe showed that nature is the product of matter (eternally in motion and arranged in accordance with mechanical laws), and that reality is nothing but nature.The work had a sensational impact. For the first time, philosophical materialism is presented in an actual system, a fact which became essential to the influence and spreading of this atheistic scientific-philosophical strand. D'Holbach had created a work that dared unite the essence of all the essential material of the English and French Enlightenment and incorporate it into a closed materialistic system; and on the basis of a completely materialistic and atheistic foundation, he provided the modern world with a moral and ethic philosophy. The effects of the work were tremendous, and the consequences of its success were immeasurable, thus, already in the year of its publication, the work was condemned to burning by the Parisian parliament, making the first edition of the work a great scarcity. In spite of its condemnation, and in spite of the reluctance of contemporary writers to acknowledge the work as dangerous (as Goethe said in "Dichtung und Wahrheit": "Wir begriffen nicht, wie ein solches Buch gefährlich sein könnte. Es kam uns so grau, so todtenhaft vor"), the "Systême de la Nature" and d'Holbach's materialism continued its influence on philosophic, political and scientific thought. In fact, it was this materialism that for Marx became the social basis of communism."In the "Système" Holbach rejected the Cartesian mind-body dualism and attempted to explain all phenomena, physical and mental, in terms of matter in motion. He derived the moral and intellectual faculties from man's sensibility to impressions made by the external world, and saw human actions as entirely determined by pleasure and pain. He continued his direct attack on religion by attempting to show that it derived entirely from habit and custom. But the Systeme was not a negative or destructive book: Holbach rejected religion because he saw it as a wholly harmful influence, and he tried to supply a more desirable alternative. "(Printing and the Mind of Man, 215)."In keeping with such a naturalistic conception of tings, d'Holbach outlined an anticreationalist cosmology and a nondiluvian geology. He proposed a transformistic hypothesis regarding the origins of the animal species, including man, and described the successive changes, or new emergences, of organic beings as a function of ecology, that is, of the geological transformation of the earth itself and of its life-sustaining environment. While all this remained admittedly on the level of vague conjecture, the relative originality and long-term promise of such a hypothesis -which had previously been broached only by maillet, Maupertuis, and Diderot- were of genuine importance to the history of science. Furthermore, inasmuch as the principles of d'Holbach's mechanistic philosophy ruled out any fundamental distinction between living an nonliving aggregates of matter, his biology took basic issue with both the animism and the vitalism current among his contemporaries...This closely knit scheme of theories and hypotheses served not merely to liberate eighteenth-century science from various theological and metaphysical empediments, but it also anticipated several of the major directions in which more than one science was later to evolve. Notwithstanding suchprecursors as Hobbes, La Mttrie, and Diderot, d'Holbach was perhaps the first to argue unequivocally and uncompromisingly that the only philosophical attitude consistent with modern science must be at once naturalistic and antisupernatural." (D.S.B. VI:469)

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        COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND. In Four Books. By William Blackstone, Esq. Solicitor General to Her Majesty. The Fourth edition.

      Four volumes. Folding Tables and one other plate in volume II. Quarto. Original calf expertly and finely re-backed by Charles Gledhill with red title labels to the spines. Ownership signature of S. Blachall to all front fixed endpapers. Some ink spotting to fore-edges; some spotting and water-staining to first four leaves to the outer margins of volume two; occasional light spotting in other volumes; else a very handsome set.

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        Les Baisers, précédés du mois de mai, poëme.

      The Hague: Lambert & Delalain 1770. With engraved frontispiece, 1 plate & 44 vignette head- and tailpieces after Charles Eisen. Titlepage printed in red and black and with engraved vignette, poem titles printed in red. 119 pp. Copy on large papier Hollande bound in contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt. Binding nicely restored at upper hinges, with minor weak stains. Contemporary notes on first free endpaper.. First edition, 1st printing, with irregular pagination in the poem "Le mois de Moi". Eisen was a master rococo book illustrator, especially known for his erotic depiction of women.Cohen 308. Sander 495

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        Afhandling om brott och straff.

      Öfwersättning. Sthlm, Wennberg och Nordström, 1770. 8:o. Grav. titelblad,(8),238,(2) s. Samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, ljusbrun titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt och övre pärmhörnen lite stukade. Författarnamnet skrivet med anilinpenna upptill på titelbladet. Bra inlaga med endast sporadiska småfläckar. Övre hörnet på s. 177 felskuret. Från Ericsberg.. Översatt av rättshistorikern m.m. Johan Henrik Hochschild (1711-1776). Cesare Beccaria (1738-94) var bara 26 år när han 1764 publicerade detta sitt viktigaste arbete, "Dei delitti e delle pene". Inspirerad av upplysningens tankar propagerar Beccaria bl.a. för att straffet måste sättas i relation till den skada som brottet förorsakat samhället. Enligt Beccaria är det viktigare att förhindra än att bestraffa brott och han vänder sig mot tortyr, hemliga domstolar och dödsstraff. Trots sitt radikala och stundom revolutionerande innehåll blev arbetet en stor succé och utkom i sex upplagor de första två åren. "Dei delitti e delle pene" översattes flitigt och påverkade bl.a. Katarina II och de nya franska och nordamerikanska konstitutionerna. Den inspirerade även Gustav III till de straffrättsliga reformer som genomfördes i Sverige under 1770-talet, då bl.a. tortyr förbjöds. Arbetets tendens avspeglar sig även i titelvinjetten där Justitia vänder sitt huvud bort från de avhuggna huvuden som bödeln visar upp för henne

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        Afhandling om brott och straff. Öfwersättning.

      Stockholm; Tryckt hos Wennberg och Nordström, 1770. Original title: Dei Delitti e delle Pene (1764). 8:o. Engraved title + (8), 238, (2) pp. Bound together with: [Dragonetti, Giacinto] Afhandling, om dygder och belöningar, följande på afhandlingen om brott och straff. Öfwersättning. Original title: Delle virtù e dei premi... [1766]. 8:o. (11, 1 blank), 68 pp. Contemporary half calf with 5 raised bands, marbled boards and sprinkled edges. The spine slightly rubbed and with a small crack in lower front joint, corners very slightly worn. Lacks the front free endpaper. 3 pages with a small mark in outer margin in the first work. ''NB'' written by an early owner in outer margin of 6 pages in the second work, and 1 page with underlinings. Old purchase note on rear paste-down. A very clean and handsome copy of the first Swedish edition of Beccaria's On Crimes and Punishments, and of his disciple Dragonetti's treatise. Both of them translated by Joh. Henr. Hochschild. Bygdén I:16. This important work of the Italian Enlightenment aimed at reforming the criminal law system by adopting rational principles, and is among the first to argue against the death penalty. A milestone in the field of criminology

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        Utkast, om det allmänna upfostrings-verket, öfverlämnadt til hans kongl.

      höghets kron-prinsens och den höglofl. kongl. Upfostrings commissionens nådigste och höggunstiga pröfning. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1770. 8:o. 206,(3) s. Med en inklistrad grav. titelvinjett. + (ROUSTAN, ANTOINE JACQUES) Svar, på den af Vetenskaps-sällskapet i Bern förestälte fråga: hvilka medel kunna förbättra et fördärfvat folk, och hvilken är den fullkomligaste plan en lag-stiftare i sådan afsigt bör följa? Sthlm, J. G. Lange, 1768. 8:o. 56 s. + SCHÖNBERG, ANDERS. Utkast om grunderna i allmänhet, til näringars upkomst och förfall, uti borgeliga samhällen; upläst til et inträdes-tal, uti kongl. Vetensk. academien, den 1 julii 1767. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1767. 8:o. 126,(2 blanka) s. Med grav. titelvinjett. + KRYGER, JOHAN FREDRIC. Tal om folkbristens orsaker, verkan och hjelp; hållit för kongl. Vetenskaps academien vid præsidii nedläggande den 10 maji, år 1758. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1758. 8:o. (2),41 s. Med grav. titelvinjett. + KRYGER, JOH. FREDRIC. Svar på den, af kongl. Vetenskaps academien, för sistledit år 1763, framstälde frågan: Hvad kan vara orsaken, at sådan myckenhet svenskt folk årligen flytter ur landet? Och genom hvilka författningar kan det bäst förekommas? Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1764. 8:o. 47 s. + SCHÖNBERG, ANDERS. Svar, på den af kongl Vetensk. academien, för år 1763 framstälde frågan: Hvad kan vara orsaken, at sådan myckenhet svenskt folk årligen flyttar ur landet? Och genom hvilka författningar kan det bäst förekommas? Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1764. 8:o. 94,(2 blanka) s. + KRYGER, JOHAN FREDRIC. Tal om lagarnas och sedernas verkan på borgerliga näringar; hållit för kongl. Vetensk. academien, vid præsidii nedläggande, den 14 october 1767. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1767. 8:o. 36 s. Med grav. titelvinjett. Samtida nött och ngt fläckigt hfrbd med upphöjda bind och ljusbrun titeletikett med texten: "Polit: oeconomiska arbeten". Stänkta snitt. Ryggen med skada överst. Genomgående med spridda småfläckar och små fuktränder i marginalerna. Andra arbetet med liten reva på s. 47 och lagad reva på s. 56. Trevligt samlingsband med Samuel Johan Chierlins namnteckning.. Roustans arbete översattes av J. L. Odhelius. Krygers svar finns i variant med punkt efter "förekommas" i titeln. Schönbergs "Utkast, om det allmänna upfostrings-verket" behandlar bl.a. tillsättningen och undervisningen av framtida ämbetsmän. Han ansåg, helt i linje med mösspartiets uppfattning, att unga adelsmän skulle sättas i samma skolor som unga karriärister från borgarklassen. Diskussionen om börd och befordran var en de absolut viktigaste under 1770. Frågan om påstådd utvandring ur landet diskuterades flitigt inte minst i Vetenskapsakademien men avstannade snöpligt när siffror från Tabellverket visade att det inte stämde med verkligheten. Samuel Johan Chierlin (1742-1828) var i Kommerskollegiets tjänst från 1763 och utnämndes till kommerseråd 1805

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        Vollständiges Kräuter-Buch und Künstliche Contrefeyungen der Bäumen, Stauden, Hecken, Kräutern, Geträyde, Gewürtzen... samt... Kunst zu destilliren... Bauung der Gärten, und Pflanzung der Bäumen.. Anjetzo aber mit einer Zugabe begleitet.... v. Balthasar Ehrhart. 2 Teile in 1 Bd.

      Folio. Mit zahlreichen Holzschnitten. 4 Bl., 566 S., 1 Bl., S. 571-750, 12 Bl; 4 Bl., 136 S. Neueres Hldr., papierbezog. Holzdeckel. Nissen, BBI 1228. - Die Holzschnitte in kräftigen Abdrucken. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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

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

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