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        Pastori e animali

      Varii Capricci e paesiOpera tratta dalla serie denominata Varii Capricci e paesi, serie di incisioni derivanti da disegni di Giovanni Battista Castiglione, conservati allora nella collezione di Antonio Maria Zanetti. Della raccolta, che consta di dodici incisioni, si conoscono vari stati ed edizioni, tutti elencati nel catalogo di Bozzolato del 1978. Le seguenti prove sono tratte dalla seconda edizione del 1786. Magnifiche prove, impresse su carta vergata coeva con filigrana delle ?tre mezze lune?, con margini, in buono stato di conseravzione. Rara. The following works have been taken from the so called series Varii Capricci e paesi, a series of engravings after the drawings of Giovanni Battista Castiglione, which were then part of the collection of Antonio Maria Zanetti. There are different states and editions of this particular collection, composed by 12 engravings, which have been listed in Bozzolato?s catalogue of 1978. The following works are all part of the second edition of 1786. Magnificent works, printed on contemporary laid paper with ?three halfmoons?, with margins, in excellent condition. Rare. Bozzolato 12, TIB p. 117, 86.

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        [Manuscript on Olive Trees and Olive Oil of Tuscany and some adjacent areas, by Count Luigi Fantoni].

      Delle specie diverse d'Olivi che si trovano ne Monti della Fattoria d'Agnano Territorio Pisano, spettante a S(ua) A(ltezza) S(erenissima) etc. Con osservazioni sopra le specie degli Olivi ancora di Lucca, Pietrasanta, Montignoso, Massa, Sarzana, Lunigiana, e Riviere di Genova, ad effetto di rilevare quali siano quelle Specie che servono a produrre l'olio fino, e quali quelle che corrispondono alle Specie degli Antichi. [Of the different species of Olive trees that can be found on the mounts of Agnano, in the territory of Pisa, belonging to H(er) R(oyal) H(ighness) etc., with observations also on the species of Olive trees of Lucca, Pietrasante, Montignoso, Massa, Sarzana, Lunigiana and of the two Rivieras of Genoa, with the aim of finding out which are the Species that can be used for the production of the 'olio fino' and which are those that correspond to the Species of the Ancients]. [Florence/ Fivizzano], 1770-1784. Folio (385 x 270mm). Leaves 126, including some blanks and 107 mostly full page drawings, in pen and ink, a few in pencel only, and some in grey wash or watercolour, a few plates are numbered but not bound in consecutively. Contemporary or near contemporary boards, spine with ink inscription 'Dell'Ulivi e dell'Olio, Agricoltura Cte Luigi', and a fragment of letter addressed to Conte Luigi Fantoni, in Florence pasted in on verso of frontcover, as well as a later added competition regarding the description of olive trees and olive oil of Tuscany, sponsored by the Accademia dei Georgofili in 1803 and a loosely inserted one dated 1802. This manuscript serves as priceless testimony to the growing interest paid, above all in Tuscany, to olive growing and the study of olive oil production techniques throughout the eighteenth century. It was during this time that efforts grew to better understand the history of the olive tree and its multitudinous varieties, as well as the ways in which it was propagated, cared for and fertilized. Around the year 1704 the botanist Pier Antonio Micheli had already begun to dabble in the study of olive trees, drafting a series of observations compiled in manuscript (E. Baldini and S. Ragazzini, Le varietà di ulico dell'agro fiorentino. Manoscritto inedito di Pietro Antonio Micheli, Florence: Accademia dei Georgofili, 1988). The moment in which interest in the cultivation of olive trees reached its height can be traced back to 1753, the year in which the Accademia dei Georgofili was founded in Florence. Numerous handwritten memoirs and manuscripts concerning the olive tree have been kept in their archives or published in the academy's periodical. It was the very same Accademia dei Georgofili to publicly announce a competition on August 29th, 1787 to determine the best "creation of one or more olive nurseries with at least 200 trees". The prize was given to Pietro Fanechi, a worker at the Tolomei farm in Scarperia, a small town in the area of Mugello. Outside of the confines of Tuscany, an important work to mention is the book published by Giovanni Presta at the royal press of Naples, the result of ten years of research. (Degli ulivi delle ulive, e della maniera di cavar l'olio o si riguardi di primo scopo la massima possibile perfezione, o si riguardi la massima possibile qualità del medesimo. Naples: Stamperia Reale, 1794.) Returning to the manuscript at hand the spine of the binding reads 'Dell'Ulivi e dell'Olio, Agricoltura. Cte Luigi' and a fragment of a letter addressed to Count Luigi Fantoni is found on the verso of the front cover and seems to confirm the true identity of the author as that of Count Luigi Fantoni. It is likely that the manuscript was ab antiquo a sort of rough draft on which Fantoni marked his observations and added information regarding each species after it had been analyzed. Of note is the presence of three different headings on the first sheet of the manuscript, almost as if Fantoni had modified the parameters of his research in the course of his work and was thus compelled to change the title, which would also explain why the first title is crossed out. Nonetheless, the wording that most accurately describes the contents of the volume is certainly that of the third title (see English translation above). This last title states that the text analyzes the olive trees in the same geographic zones as those mentioned in the second title, with the exception of Modena, which is mentioned only in the second title. There is, however, a considerable difference between these last two titles. In the third title Fantoni sets out to describe the cultivar able to "produce fine oil", but above all to analyze the species that have already been identified by ancient authors, such as Pliny, Theophrastus, Columella and Vergil to whom Fantoni makes frequent reference. Almost all the drawings take up the entire surface area of each sheet. All of the illustrations, in pen and ink or occasionally first sketched in pencil and then passed over with ink, are accompanied by captions written in ink. Dates mentioned in the manuscript range from 1770-1784. Within the manuscript there are also a few watercolor and grey wash plates that denote a greater morphological precision in the representation of the specimens. In most cases the plates represent a life-sized olive branch with leaves and fruit. Even if they are drawn schematically with an almost non-existent shadowing, these drawings, with the elegant execution of the branches, the arrangement of the leaves and the meticulous portrayal of the various morphologies of the olives, remain to this day a predominately accurate guide to the identification of the specimen represented. The manuscript is brought to a close with a series of 14 watercolor or grey wash plates that depict with extraordinary precision some of the parasitic insects that attack the olive tree. The elegant framing of the various drawings, not to mention the scrupulous calligraphy, are most probably by another hand. In the manuscript the olive trees considered appear to be ordered mostly according to their place of origin. With the exception of a tree grown in a private garden, or more precisely "in the courtyard of Casa Cicci in Pisa", the olive trees represented all come from rural areas. Of particular importance are the few areas near Pisa famous for their olive oil production: Agnano, Asciano and Calci, all places in which the Fantoni family had agricultural holdings. The remaining drawings represent trees examined in the countryside of the provinces of Lucca, Massa and Carrara. Outside of the confines of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany a few varieties are examined in the area of Lunigiana, in particular in Castelnuovo Magra, a small town near Sarzana, and in Fivizzano, the town in which Luigi Fantoni resided before moving to Florence. Fantoni also mentions that he executed some of the drawings based on studies carried out along the Genovese Riviera. The description of the olive trees is unfailingly concise, usually specifying the variety of the tree, its size, the exact place in which it was studied, and in a few cases the name of the farm owner. Sometimes there is even an adjective used to describe the quality of the oil and the dimensions of the leaves (narrow, average, curly) and the fruit (fleshy, small, large), an example of which is the definition of the "Ulivo Trillo", described as having "an average foliage and a small fruit." Fantoni continues: "it is a very large tree" that "is found along the path that leads to the Monastery." To illustrate this more clearly we give some translations of plate captions: Plate 6: "Wild olive tree with an oval fruit and narrow foliage. It is found in the area above San Saverio in a stone pit near the Monastery road" (This refers to a place neighboring the Carthusian monastery of Calci, founded around the mid 14th century). Plate 9: "Large leafed olive tree, fleshy, strong, and deep green. It makes a fruit with a raspy guise. It is found along the road that leads up to the Ponente monastery. When ripe its juice is blood-red. It remains below the Trilloni, an isolated tree, full of mites." Plate 5: "Cucca olive tree with a smaller, wild and rounded fruit. It is found amongst the scrub above the Giannetti hollow in the Asciano plain." An element that is completely overlooked, however, is the pit, even though the taxonomical relevance of the olive pit was already recognized by Tournefourt at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The historical uncertainties related to an identification of the various olive species based exclusively on a handful of morphological characteristics does not always make for an easy comparison between the varieties indicated in the manuscript and the modern taxonomy of olive trees. The recurrence, however, of many names of olive trees still cultivated today does seem to confirm the substantial continuity over time that characterizes the olive's germoplasma. The manuscript therefore constitutes an important documentation for the history of olive cultivation as well as a fundamental record for the reconstruction of a classification of the varieties of olive trees cultivated throughout the eighteenth century. Luigi Fantoni, b. Fivizzano (Massa Carrara) March 19th, 1749, d. Noletta June 8th, 1808. The firstborn of four sons, one of whom was the celebrated Giovanni known by the name of Labindo, Luigi Fantoni was born from the marriage of Count Ludovico A. Fantoni and Anna de Silva. Luigi Fantoni was educated at the Nazzareno College in Rome where he was recognized for his studies in science and literary arts. He composed poetry in Latin and Italian and, for particular official occassions, composed celebratory inscriptions. Luigi Fantoni had a passionate interest in agronomy, a discipline which he proved to deeply understand, dedicating himself to the development and improvement of agricultural practices in his vast holdings. Fantoni also collected a notable number of documents to better delineate the history of the Lunigiana area. These records were used in part to write Le Effemeridi....di Aronte Lunese (his pseudonym), a kind of compendium of the Lunigiana history written in the form of a lunar calendar. Lauded by contemporary critics (cf. Novelle letterarie pubblicate in Firenze l'anno 1779, pp. 228-229; and C. Zofanelli, La Lunigiana e le Alpi Apuane, Studi di C. Z., Florence: Barbera, 1870, pp. 67-69), the volume provides a complete panoramic view on the natural environment of the Lunigiana area, from its origins to his own time, covering subjects from the economy to politics, commerce and agriculture. Among the species described are grape vines and chestnut trees, and with particular attention, olive trees (pp. 94-95). The work, which is enriched with illustrations, was reprinted in the volume Aronte Lunese illustrato da Michele Angeli di Mazzola, dottore in medicina, in 16°, Pisa: tipografia Prosperi, 1835, pp. 7-207. On the 8th of May 1776 Luigi Fantoni was elected correspondent member of the R. Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence, but in the offices of the Florentine institution there remain no traces of his work. From his marriage to the Florentine Maddalena Morelli Adimari, Luigi Fantoni had four children, the most accomplished of which was Agostino, who collected and published the works and memoirs of his uncle Giovanni ("Memorie istoriche sulla vita Giovanni cognominato Labindo", Poesie di Giovanni Fantoni fra gli Arcadi Labindi, Florence: Guglielmo Piatti, 1823, vol. 3, pp. 223-316.) Luigi Fantoni died on June 8th, 1808 in Noletta, where he is buried. BIBLIOGRAPHY G. Sforza, Contributo alla vita di G. Fantoni, Genoa: Tipografia della Gioventù, 1907, 11-12, 18). P. Melo, ed., Giovanni Fantoni (Labindo). Epistolario (1760-1807), Rome: Bulzoni, 1992 (ad vocem). L.J. Bononi, Fivizzano "Città Nobile". Traccia di un percorso, Fivizzano: Accademia degli Imperfetti, 1998. PRINTED WORKS: Effemeridi Biennali di Aronte Lunese, o sia, doppio lunario storico, economico e letterario della Lunigiana per gli anni 1779 e 1780, con molte notizie utili e dilettevoli per ogni ceto di persone e specialmente per tutti i capi di famiglia, Livorno: Stamperia di Gio. Falorni, 1779. Sonetto all'onoratissimo sposo, del Conte Luigi Fantoni fra gli Arcadi di Roma, in Poesie nelle faustissime nozze de' nobili signori Bartolomeo Giacomini di Porrata ed Anna Eleonora Sproni di Livorno, Livorno: Stamperia di Gio. Vincenzo Falorni, 1792, in 4°, p. 9. Epigramma eiusdem Aloysii comitis Fantoni, in Poesie nelle faustissime nozze de' nobili signori Bartolomeo Giacomini di Porrata ed Anna Eleonora Sproni di Livorno, Livorno: Stamperia di Gio. Vincenzo Falorni, 1792, in 4°, p. 10. Il Baciamano, ode del Conte Luigi Fantoni, s.d. 1771, e s. l., in 4°, p. VIII. Latin inscriptions in honor of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo when he was elected emporer. (They were hung at the main gate to Fivizzano on the days December 10th-12th, 1790, printed in >, n. 2, 8 Jan. 1791. Ten latin inscriptions to celebrate Grand Duke Ferdinando III's ascent to the throne. The first and second are printed in Novelle letterarie pubblicate in Firenze l'anno MDCCXCI, col. 245-248. MANUSCRIPTS Memoria Economico-Finanziaria relativa al migliore e più facile mezzo di trasportare i Sali e Tabacchi dal Litorale Toscano nella Lunigiana Granducale, nonché al modo di regolarne l'Azienda nella stessa Provincia. The manuscript is kept in the Parish Archive in Fivizzano. Memoria dei Fivizzanesi con cui fanno sentire i danni e l'incomodo che ne vengono loro per esser stata fatta Pontremoli capoluogo del Governo della Lunigiana e residenza di Vescovado, nuovamente istituito, e adducono le ragioni e i titoli che militano a loro favore per meritare questa distinzione. The manuscript, signed by Count Luigi Fantoni and Dott. Gio. Gualberto Sani, is held in the State Archives in Florence, stack 1053, n. 12. Records regarding the Fantoni family can be found in the following locations: State Archive in Massa (Massa Carrara), State Archive in Florence and the private archive Fantoni Bononi Archive in Fivizzano. Six letters sent by Luigi Fantoni to Professor Francesco del Furia are kept in the Central National Library in Florence, reference Pal. Del Furia 82.108/1-6. With thank to Dr. Frederico Tognoni for the present description.

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        Dialogues sur le Commerce des Bleds.

      a Londres [ma Parigi], [Merlin], 1770. 1770 In-8° (220x140mm), pp. (4), 314, (1) di errata, cartonatura coeva alla rustica. Restauri all'angolo superiore esterno del frontespizio e delle prime decine di pp., per il resto fresco esemplare in barbe. Edizione originale della più significativa opera del Galiani insieme a "Della Moneta", edita a Parigi, con il finto luogo di Londra, per le cure di Diderot e di Madame d'Épinay. Il volume, strutturato in accattivante forma dialogica (Voltaire disse: "Sembra che Platone e Molière si siano riuniti per comporre quest'opera"), è aspramente critico nei confronti e del liberismo nell'esportazione dei grani e della Fisiocrazia, cui inizialmente Galiani aveva guardato con simpatia. Galiani insiste sul carattere relativo delle istituzioni economiche e sulla necessità di considerare, nell'applicazione delle teorie economiche, le particolarità storiche, sociali e ambientali dei diversi paesi. A essere prese e bersaglio sono la "Déclaration du Roi" del 1693 e la sua logica prosecuzione costituita dal'editto regio del 1764 che autorizzavano la libera esportazione dei grani; tali misure provocarono nell'immediato scarsità agricola e aumenti di prezzo. ...Moreover, it was in the 1760s, the decade of Galiani's stay in Paris, that political economy became the great fashionable interest of the day, thanks, mainly, to the challenging, dogmatic crusade of the physiocratic school, led by Quesnay. Policy towards the grain trade, long the most vital branch of domestic economic affairs, became more than ever the dominant issue, with the lifting of the ban on exports in 1764. The debate came to a head just before Galiani was brusquely summoned back to Naples (1769). With the aid of his friends, however, he managed to complete his second major work on political economy, his Dialogues sur le commerce des bleds, a scathing attack on the physiocrats and their policies, and surely one of the most brilliant and profound policy tracts ever written... Ultimately, what was the most important in the Dialogues was their methodological significance, with regard to the complex relationships between economic theory and policy, and the importance of the historical-institutional dimension. Galiani provided the first profound criticism of deductive theorizing in economics from an historical standpoint" (T. Hutchinson, Before Adam Smith, pp. 255-256 and p. 269). Come precisa Fausto Nicolini: "Il Galiani non era propriamente contrario alla libera esportazione dei grani, come vollero far credere gli economisti contro i quali il suo libro era diretto: ma voleva che essa fosse stabilita gradatamente a seconda delle contingenze storiche, e non tutto d'un tratto" (Il pensiero dell'abate Galiani, Bari, 1909, p. 45). Weulersse, I, p. XXVI; Kress, 6730; Goldsmiths, 10640; Einaudi, 2334; Mattioli, 1376; INED,1948; Higgs, 4941; Leblanc, De Thomas More à Chaptal, 138; Conlon, 70:926.

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        Dialoghi sopra le tre arti del disegno corretti ed accresciuti.

      s.n. 1770 Cm. 16,5, pp. viii, 346. Bell'antiporta allegorica incisa in rame e fregio al centro del frontespizio. Perfetta legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti e titoli in oro su tassello. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Si tratta della seconda edizione, dopo l'originale del 1754, di questo celebre testo che in forma di dialogo affronta le questioni estetiche del tempo. Il dialogo immaginario avviene tra il pittore Carlo Maratta e l'antiquario Gio. Pietro Bellori. Interessanti le considerazioni dedicate alle tecniche della conservazione e del restauro, che sono teoricamente preparatori alla nascita delle discipline ottocentesche che si occuperanno proprio della salvaguardia del patrimonio artistico. Opera classica, ma non comune.

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        Dell'architettura. Dialogi [sic].

      in Milano, nella Stamperia Marelliana, 1770. 1770 In-4° (265x205mm), pp. (10), 92, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con titolo, fiorellini e decori in oro al dorso. All'antiporta, ritratto del Pini inciso su rame da Giacomo Mercori da invenzione di Martin Knoller. 5 tavv. f.t. ripiegate ed incise su rame, tre delle quali illustrano, con pianta prospetto e sezione, la chiesa parrocchiale di Seregno, oggi Chiesa di San Giuseppe. Qualche leggera brunitura. Bell'esemplare marginoso. Prima edizione, rara. La trattazione si snoda in due dialoghi, il primo dedicato alle cupole (con riferimenti tra l'altro a Brunelleschi e a Borromini), il secondo alle fortificazioni. Nel complesso del trattato, numerosi sono i riferimenti alla matematica, alla statica delle strutture, all'estetica architettonica e all'idea del "bello" in architettura, all'influenza svolta da Francesco de' Marchi sulle teorie fortificatorie di Vauban, etc. Il Pini (Milano, 1739-ivi, 1825), sacerdote barnabita e fecondo poligrafo, fu autore di importanti studi di geologia e mineralogia. Nel 1782 egli era stato eletto delegato delle miniere, incarico che conservò anche in epoca napoleonica; nel 1801 venne eletto deputato dei Comizi di Lione. Anche durante la Restaurazione, Pini continuò a godere della fiducia del governo, mantenendo il ruolo di figura di riferimento nel campo delle questioni minerarie e naturalistiche. Cicognara, 611. Marini, p. 318.

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        Historiae sive synopsis methodicae Conchyliorum et tabularum anatomicarum.

      Editio altera. Oxonii, typogr. Clarendoniano, 1770. Folio (378 x 240mm). pp. iv, 6, 7, (4), 12, 77, with 439 engraved plates (depicting 1083 figures). Early 19th century half calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label A fine large paper copy of the scarce second edition, edited by Huddesford, of the first great English work on Conchology. "There is no actual text but the section headings and frugal descriptions are engraved on the plates with the figures. The complete first edition was published between 1585 and 1692. The engravings, some of which are very fine indeed, were mostly executed by Lister's daughter Susanna and his wife Anna who worked them up from their original water-colour drawings; many of these still exist at Oxford. The species illustrated are recognisable more often than not and none is reversed - a remarkable achievement in itself considering that gastropod shells had to be engraved in mirror image to ensure correct reproduction. The scientific value of the engravings is enhanced still further by numerous indications of locality" (Dance pp.23-24). "In the text the editor has printed notes written by Lister in a set of proofs; also two indexes, one according to Lister, the other to Linnaeus" (Keynes no. 49). Our copy agrees with Keynes quoting 439 engraved plates. Nissen ZBI, 2529; Keynes, Dr. Martin Lister no. 49.

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        TRIO POUR LE PIANO-FORTE Violon et Violoncelle compose par? Oeuvre 1. N. 1810-1812.

      chez Jean Andrè s.d. 3 voll. in-4 obl., leg. carta dec. coeva con etichetta xilogr. ai piatti. Il primo volume si compone di pp. 18 e contiene la partitura per pianoforte, il secondo di pp. 7 per violoncello e il terzo di pp. 7 per violino. Prima edizione (opus 1) di musica a stampa del grande musicista tedesco (1770-1827). Fetis I, p.314. Ottimo esempl. [507]

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        A New System of Husbandry. From Experiments Never Before Made Public. With Tables Shewing the Expence & Profit of Each Crop. How to Stock Farms to the Best Advantage. How the Crops Are to Follow Each Other By the Way of Rotation....[3 Volumes Complete]

      York: Printed for the Author by N. Nickson. 1770. First Edition. Hardcover. Full calf with five raised bands on spines, contrasing spine labels bearing gilt titles, small paper label at foor of each spine bearing collector's catalogue number but these labels have toned and are now barely visible, corners of boards a little rubbed, folding table at front of vol.1 showing Varley's system of crop rotation, plate at rear of vol.1 with illustration and description of " the author's new-invented machine for the new method of husbandry", title page of v.3 and margins of following 4 leaves affected by damp else contents of all 3 vols clean and bright and just light wear to the binding - a very nice set of this uncommon book, pp. 320 & 319 & 347 , 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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      PER GIO: BATTISTA VENDRAMINI MOSCA 1770 Legatura ottocentesca in carta rigida, decorata policroma, ampio cartiglio muto, incollato al piatto superiore, a contenere possibili indicazioni da manoscriversi; 92 pagine mal numerate LXXXVIII (alcune doppie numerazioni), compreso il frontespizio con bella marca tipografica araldica; ogni pagina decorata con capilettera istoriati, testatine e fregi incisi, al fine, deliziosa vignetta di chiusura incisa all'acquaforte. L'opera, è una serie di componimenti poetici celebrativi della partenza dalla Prefettura di Vicenza del nobile Giovanni Pesaro. Esemplare in eccellente stato conservativo, molto fresco all'interno. Libro

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        Institutiones Arabicae Linguae. Adiecta est Christomathia Arabica.

      Ienae 1770. With engraved portrait and titlevignette. (14) + 562 + (14) pp. Contemporary half calf, top of spine lacking leather, hinges weak.. Johann Friedrich Hirt (1719 -1783), was a German Evangelist theologian and Orientalist

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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. Bound in 2 contemp. hcalf. with tome-and titlelabels on spine. Raised bands. Spines a bit rubbed. (12), 370; (4), 412 pp. Printed on good paper, internally clean and fine.This copy has belonged to the well known Swedish literary historian, bibliographer, and book-collector, Johan Hinric Lidén (1741-1793) and bears his name on inside of front covers together with his engraved superexlibris "Bibliothecae Lidenianae". From the dating and Lidén's note on the first half-title we can see, that he acquired the work in Paris the year it was published, 1770 - he was in Paris at this time - and he notes that it was prohibited when it was published "Förbuden strængeligen udi Paris, straxt then dær utkom". The work was condemned to burning by the Parisian parliament and confiscated, but Lidén managed to get the copy out of France.. 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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        Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire universel raisonné des Connoissances humaines. Mis en ordre par M. De Felice.

      4° (21x26,5x21 cm). Die 10 Tafelbände mit 1410 (nach der Zählung des Herausgebers) teils gefalteten, gestochenen Tafeln. Geflammte Kalblederbände der Zeit mit je zwei verschiedenfarbigen Rückenschildern über 5 Bünden, reicher Rückenvergoldung mit Urnen- und Medaillonmotiven. 42 Textbände, 6 Bände Supplement und 10 Tafelbände = total 58 Bände. Vollständiges Exemplar des grössten in der Schweiz geschriebenen und gedruckten Lexikons. Die Auflage von ca. 3000 Exemplaren wurde durch die Typographische Gesellschaft in Bern und über Pierre Gosse verkauft. Im Unterschied zu anderen Folgewerken der Pariser Enzyklopädie ist die Encyclopédie d'Yverdon kein Nach- oder Raubdruck, sondern eine echte Neufassung. Felice liess den Textkorpus von mehr als 30 Autoren redigieren, die fehlerhaften Artikel verbessern, unvollständige Artikel ergänzen und zahlreiche neue Artikel hinzufügen. Darüber hinaus wurde die religionskritische Haltung Diderots und d'Alemberts in Felices Ausgabe gemildert und durch eine protestantische Sichtweise ersetzt, weshalb das Werk auch "protestantische Enzyklopädie" genannt wurde und vor allem in Nordeuropa grosse Verbreitung fand. "J'achèterai l'édition d'Yverdon et non l'autre" (Voltaire 1770). - Fortunato Bartolomeo de Felice (1723-1789) war katholischer Priester, konvertierte zum Protestantismus und wurde 1769 in Yverdon eingebürgert. Er studierte in Rom und Brescia, erhielt 1746 die Priesterweihe und wurde Professor für Philosophie in Rom, 1753 für Experimentalphysik und Mathematik in Neapel. In eine Sittlichkeitsaffäre verwickelt, flüchtete er im Sommer 1757 nach Bern. 1758 schwor er dem Katholizismus ab, im selben Jahr gründete er mit Vinzenz Bernhard Tscharner die Typographische Gesellschaft in Bern. Felice siedelte 1762 nach Yverdon über, nachdem er von der Berner Regierung eine Verlagslizenz erhielt. Er eröffnete ein Erziehungsinstitut und gründete eine Druckerei, die sich rasch zu einer der bedeutendsten der Schweiz entwickelte. Felice selbst schrieb ein halbes Dutzend pädagogische, philosophische und religiöse Werke. Er hat keine persönlichen Akten hinterlassen und seine handschriftliche Autobiographie blieb bisher unauffindbar, doch sind ziemlich viele Briefe von seiner Hand erhalten. Felices Werk ist bedeutend für die Geschichte der Aufklärung. Erst in neuester Zeit wurde sein Schaffen Gegenstand verschiedener Publikationen. - 1. Tafelband ungebunden aus einem anderen Exemplar ergänzt. Mehrere Bände mit angebrochenen Deckelkanten, vor allem die Tafelbände. Im 2. Tafelband fehlt offenbar eine gefaltete Tafel (Art militaire). Stellenweise leicht gebräunt. Das starke Papier meist fleckenlos. - Exemplaire complet de la plus grande encyclopédie écrite et imprimée en Suisse. L'édition tirée à environ 3000 exemplaires fut vendue par la société typographique « Typographische Gesellschaft » à Bern, ainsi que par Pierre Grosse. Contrairement à d'autres oeuvres qui suivirent l'encyclopédie de Paris, l'encyclopédie d'Yverdon n'est pas une réimpression, ni une édition pirate, mais bien une nouvelle version. Felice fit rédiger le texte à plus de 30 auteurs, qui corrigèrent et complétèrent certains articles et qui en ajoutèrent des nouveaux en nombre. De plus la position très critique par rapport à la religion de Diderot et d'Alembert est plus pondérée dans l'édition de Felice et remplacée par une vision plus protestante, raison pour laquelle, cet oeuvre a parfois été appelée "Encyclopédie protestante" et qu'elle a trouvé une grande résonnance surtout au Nord de l'Europe. Fortunato Bartolomeod e Felice (1723-1789) était un prêtre catholique qui se converti au protestantisme et devint citoyen d'Yverdon en 1769. Felice étudia à Rome et à Brescia. Il fut ordonné prêtre en 1746 et enseigna la philosophie à Rome, puis en 1753 la physique experimentale et les mathématiques à Naples. Pris dans une histoire de moeurs, il s'enfuit à Berne en été 1757. En 1758 il tourna le dos au catholicisme. La même année il créa avec Vinzenz Bernhardt Tscharner la Typographische Gesellschaft Bern et lança deux revue littéraire, une en italien (jusqu'en 1762) et une en latin (jusqu'en 1766). Felice s'installa à Yverdon en 1762, ouvrit un centre éducatif et fonda une imprimerie, qui devint rapidement une des plus importante de Suisse. Felice écrivit lui-même une demi-douzaine d'oeuvres pédagogiques, philosophiques et religieuses. Felice n'a pas laissé de dossier personnel et son autobiographie manuscrite reste introuvable. Cependant, un certains nombres de lettres de sa main existent, surtout écrites à Jean Henri Samuel Formey, pasteur et membre de l'Académie de Berlin, à Albrecht von Haller et son fils Gottlieb Emanuel à Bern, à la Société typographie de Neuchâtel, ainsi qu'à quelques correspondants italiens (e.a. Cesare Beccaria, Giovanni Lami, Onorato Caetani et Pietro Verri). L'oeuvre de Felice est importante pour l'histoire des Lumières. Depuis peu, son oeuvre est analysée et sujet de colloques internationaux. - Volume de planche I sans reliure, complèté à l'aide d'un autre exemplaire. Plusieurs volumes avec felures dans les bords des plats de couvertures (surtout les volumes avec les planches). Dans le 2ème volume à planches il manque apparemment une planche pliée (Art militaire). Légèrement bruni par endroits. Le papier solide la plupart du temps sans taches. "J'achèterai l'édition d'Yverdon et non l'autre" (Voltaire 1770).

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        Historia de Nueva-España, escrita por su esclarecido conquistador Hernan Cortes, aumentada con otro documentos, y notas.

      4°. 11 n.n. Bl. (incl. Frontispiz), XVI S., 176 S., 1 S. Zwischentitel, S. 177-400, 18 n.n. S. Index. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, einer gestochenen Vignette, 1 gefalteten Ansicht, 32 gestochenen Tafeln und 2 gestochenen Karten. Hellbrauner neuer Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung auf 5 Bünden (B.Vera). Palau 63204 - Sabin 42065. - Erste auf dem amerikanischen Kontinent gedruckte Ausgabe des zweiten, dritten und vierten Berichtes von Cortes an Kaiser Karl V. über die Eroberungen in Mexico und seine Expedition nach Kalifornien, herausgegeben und kommentiert von Francisco Antonio Lorenzano y Buitron (1722-1840), Erzbischof von Mexico. Cortes fünfter Bericht wurde erst 1777 im Codex Vindobonensis S.N. 1600 in Wien vom schottischen Historiografen William Robertson gefunden. Der Codex enthält auch die bereits 1522 in Sevilla und 1525 in Toledo gedruckten Berichte 2 bis 4 sowie mehrere Briefe der Behörden von Veracruz, die heute als Teil der Berichte Cortes angesehen werden. Der fünfte Bericht wurde 1844 von Martin Fernandez de Navarret publiziert. Lorenzana übernahm die Texte aus der 1749 in Madrid durch Andrés Gonzalez de Barcia Carballido y Zuñiga herausgegebenen Sammlung 'Historiadores primitivos de las Indias Occidentales'. Lorenzano veröffentlichte die Schriften von Cortes in der Absicht, die Geschichte Spaniens und der Neuen Welt darzulegen. Er erweiterte die Sammlung mit Texten von Lorenzo Boturini Benaducci und Fray Agustin de Betancourt. Zwischen dem zweiten und dritten Bericht veröffentlichte Lorenzini auf 31 gestochenen Blättern ein aztekisches Manuskript über die an Moctezuma entrichteten Tribute sowie die Darstellung eines mexikanischen Kalenders. Von Lorenzana stammt ebenfalls eine Auflistung der wichtigsten Expeditionen nach Kalifornien. Die gefaltete Karte Kaliforniens soll, nach Lorenzana, ein Kopie einer Karte von Domingo de Castillo aus dem Jahre 1541 sein, die sich im Archiv der Familie von Cortes befand. Da das Original verschollen ist, ist es fraglich, ob die auf der Karte verwendete erstmalige Bezeichnung 'California' von Castillo oder doch von Lorenzana stammt. Die im vorliegenden Exemplar lose beiliegende, in vielen Exemplaren fehlende Karte 'Plano de la Nueva Espana', wurde von José Antonio de Alzate y Ramirez 1769 gezeichnet. Auf 32,5x34,5 cm zeigt sie Mexiko, Texas, Mississippi und den Golf von Mexiko und gilt als die einzige spanische Karte der Region im 18. Jahrhundert. Beide Karten, das allegorische Frontispiz und die Ansicht des 'Grande Templo de Mexico' wurden von José Mariano Navarro gestochen. Die lose beiliegende Karte mit alten Papierhinterlegungen etwas fleckig. Seite 157 mit kleinem Papiereinriss (2,5 cm) am oberen Rand. Sonst breitrandiges, sehr sauberes Exemplar. Eines der wichtigsten Druckwerke des 18. Jahrhunderts Mexikos. - First printed edition on the American continent of the second, third and fourth report of Cortes to the Emperor Charles V on the conquest of Mexico and his expedition to California, edited and commented by Francisco Antonio Lorenzana y Buitron (1722-1840), archbishop of Mexico. Cortes fifth report was found only in 1777 in the Codex Vindobonensis S.N. 1600 in Vienna by the Scottish historiograph William Robertson. The Codex contains the reports 2 and 4 which were already published in 1522 in Sevilla and in 1525 in Toledo as well as several letters of the authorities of Veracruz, and which are considered today as part of Cortes report. The fifth report was published in 1844 by Martin Fernandez de Navarret. Lorenzana took over the texts from the collection 'Historiadores primitivos de las Indias Occidentales' which was edited in 1749 in Madrid by Andrés Gonzalez de Barcia Carballido y Zuñiga. Lorenzana edited the scripts of Cortes with the intention of presenting the history of Spain and the New World. He developed the collection by adding texts from Lorenzo Boturini Benaducci and Fray Agustin de Betancourt. Between the second and third report, Lorenzana published on 31 engraved plates an Aztec manuscript with a tribute to Montezuma and the representation of a Mexican calendar. Lorenzana also listed the most important expeditions to California. The folded map of California is, according to Lorenzana, a copy of the map done by Domingo de Castillo in 1541 and which belonged to the archives of the Cortes family. Since the original is lost, we can ask ourselves if the name of 'California', written on the map comes from Castillo or from Lorenzana. The map 'Plano de la Nueva Espana' which is present in this copy as a lose leaflet and which is mostly missing was drawn by José Antonio de Alzate y Ramirez in 1769. On 32,5x34,5 cm it shows Mexico, Texas, Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico and is known as the only Spanish map of this region of the 18th century. Both maps, the allegoric frontispiece and the view of the 'Grande Templo de Mexico' were engraved by José Mariano Navarro. The loose map with an old restoration is quite stained. Page 157 is slightly torn (2,5 cm) on the upper edge. Otherwise, it is a clean wide margined copy. One of the most important printed works of 18th century Mexico. [9 Warenabbildungen bei]

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        l'Art de l'Indigotier from Arts & Metiers de France

      Paris, 1770. 1st edition. Beauvais-Raseau, - de. L'Art de l'indigotier. Folio. [2], 118pp. 11 plates. Paris: [L. F. Delatour (colophon)], 1770. 399 x 278 mm. Half sheep, mottled boards c. 1770, a little rubbed, small cracks in hinges. Light toning, occasional soiling, but very good. First Edition. One of the 72 works in the celebrated encyclopedic Descriptions des arts et metiers (1761-89), the largest work on the mechanical and industrial arts of the eighteenth century in France, and one of the earliest such projects to be undertaken in any country. The combination of the best scientific minds and the best practical minds of the era produced in the Arts et metiers an invaluable reference work and an unparalleled social record of the artisan classes, and recorded for posterity manufacturing methods that would soon disappear with the coming of the Industrial Revolution. Like Diderot's Encyclopedie, the Arts et metiers is one of the greatest productions of the French Enlightenment, and a benchmark in social and scientific history. For further discussion of the work, see Arthur H. Cole and George B. Watts, The Handicrafts of France as Recorded in the Description des Arts et MÈtiers (1952). This volume on indigo dyeing conforms to the plan followed in all the volumes of the Arts et metiers, containing sections on materials, tools and apparatus, processes and methods, and illustrations of the metier.

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        Anecdoter om namnkunniga och märkwärdiga swenska män.

      I-III. Sthlm, Kongl. finska boktryckeriet, 1770-75. 8:o. (4),40 + 32 + 40 + 62,(1) + 76 + 77-131,134-41,(1) + 323,(1) + 256 s. Aningen nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och brun titeletikett i glättad papp. Stänkta snitt. Några mindre bläckfläckar på främre pärmen. Bra inlaga som är fläckvis bruntonad i början av garvämnen i främre pärmens skinnhörn och -fals. Första delens andra stycke har en pappersförlust i nedre marginalen på s. 27. En solkfläck i nedre marginalen på s. 23 i det andra bandet. Med Göteborgs stadsbiblioteks stplr och utgallringsstpl samt Albert Engströms namnteckning.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 7672. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 4318. Allt som utkom. Arbetet innehåller biografiska uppgifter och textutgåvor av dagböcker, självbiografier, brev etc. rörande bl.a. Jacob Boethius, Bengt Oxenstierna (Resare-Bengt), Nils Mattsson Kiöping, Magnus Stenbock, Jacob Arrhenius och Abraham Brahe

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        Kabinet van Nederlandsche en Kleefsche Oudheden, geöpend, opgeheldert en wydlopig beschreven...en in 300 verscheide printtafereelen vertoont door Abraham Rademaker... Eerste-Zesde Deel.

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

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        IdEe de la Religion ChrEtienne [And:] Les Commandemens de Dieu

      Paris: Chez Jagot successeur de Pasquier n.d. ca. 1770s to 1790s Paris: Chez Jagot successeur de Pasquier, [n.d., ca. 1770s to 1790s]. 12mo. Collection of 40 finely engraved plates (including two frontispieces, most leaves with commentary on verso (text also engraved). Ff. [20]; [32]. Nineteenth-century full brown morocco, gilt borders, spine gilt, a.e.g. Paper repairs to a few margins. Fine . Collection of finely engraved biblical and didactic scenes (e.g., the Lord's Prayer, catechism, ten commandments, the seven sins) most signed in the plate by Franz Ertinger or Charles GuErard

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        Veduta degli Avanzi del Castro Pretorio nella Villa Adriana a Tivoli. (View of the Remains of the Praetorian Fort [the Poecile], Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli).

      Copperprint. Rome 1770. 65x37 cm. Printed on strong paper with the watermark fleur - des - lis.. When Piranesi arrived in Rome in the year 1740 he was instantly impressed by the splendour of the antique ruins in the ancient city. For almost a year he was an apprentice in the studio of Guiseppe Vasi, his later colleague and rival, where he learned the art of engraving copper plates. He began his extremely successful career depicting Rome's architectural gems (antique and contemporary) on extra large-scale single sheets: the famous "Vedute di Roma" (Views of Rome). Piranesi was an obsessed artist. Relentlessly he added plates, sometimes variations of former ones, to the collection, until, at the end of his life, there was a total of 135 views showing the majesty and the splendour of the once powerful capital of the Roman empire. Hind 94.i/iv. Luigi Ficacci 965

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        Austriborbonide, ovvero fasti d'Europa.

      per Giovanni Montanari 1770 2 volumi in 4°; 1 carta bianca, pp.(4) +LXVIII, CCLI, 1 carta bianca; 1 carta bianca, pp.(6), CCCXVII, (2), 1carta bianca.All'interno del 1°volume si trova una grande tavola calcografica più volte ripiegata raffigurante gli alberi genealogici delle Case di Francia e Austria con i rispettivi stemmi all'interno di una ricca raffigurazione allegorica.Antiporta allegorica incisa in rame nel 1°vol. e frontespizi incisi in rame in entrambi i volumi.Ritratto dell'autore alla fine del 2° vol.Tutta l'opera decorata da numerosissimi elaborati capolettera, fregi, finalini e testatine xilografici.Bellissima legatura coeva (solo leggermente lenta) in marocchino rosso riccamente decorato in oro al dorso e ai piatti con tassello al dorso; tagli dorati, segnalibro in seta conservati.L'opera, celebrativa delle nozze tra Luigi XVI di Francia e Maria Antonietta d'Austria, tratta, attraverso 209 sonetti, i momenti salienti della storia e dell'azione politica delle due famiglie ed è particolarmente interessante per le note storiche che illustrano le composizioni poetiche.

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        Le génie de Hume, ou analyse de ses ouvrages, dans laquelle on pourra prendre une idée exacte des murs, des usages, des coutumes, des loix, & du gouvernement du peuple anglois.

      A Londres; & se trouve a Paris, chez Vincent, 1770. 12mo. viii,+ 472 pp. Contemporary marbled paperboards, spine sparsely gold dec., with gold printed label of black leather, worn at hinges and with light stain at tail, all edges red. Contemporary notes on inside of rear board. From the library of L. F. Rääf at Forsnäs, and with its exlibris. First edition of one of the first anthologies of Hume's works, extremely important in spreading the ideas of the English philosopher to a wider European public

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        Kort afhandling om insjö-fisket i Swea riket; med dertil bifogade tabeller.

      Sthlm, Wennberg & Nordström, 1770. 4:o. (10),48,(11) s. & 12 plr. Häftad i samtida trevligt klistermarmorerat pappomslag. Röda snitt. Ryggen med revor och småskavanker. Några fläckar på s. 47 och några av planscherna. Fint ex.. Lundberg s. 44. Med ett extra tryckt dedikationsblad till Axel von Fersen (d.ä.) som inte finns i Kungliga bibliotekets exemplar eller i andra som antikvariatet har haft. Gyllenborgs arbete syftar till att dra upp riktlinjer för ett framgångsrikt och långsiktigt hållbart fiske i svenska insjöar, "denna naturens dyrbara-skatt-kammare". Han vänder sig i synnerhet emot det överdrivna bruket av notar och förordar i stället fiske med nät, "ty ingen konst är at med not och mycket folk kunna få mycken fisk, skiämma lekar, och utdöda sjöarna, för sig, andre, och efterkommande". I texten redogörs bl.a. för lektider för lake, gädda (såväl för "is-gäddan, "frö eller gloss-gjäddan" som "blomster-gäddan"), abborre, löja, mört, sarv, brax, gers och ål. Illustrationerna avbildar fiskeredskap och hur not, nät och revar bör läggas i sjöar. Det handskrivna bladet med nära samtida anteckningar om bl.a. "At binda ryssjor", "Aborrnät hvarpå kan fås gäddor" och "At lätta nät"

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        "Planisphærium Coeleste."

      Contemporary hand-coloured engraving, 49x58cm Augsburg c.1770. In excellent condition

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        Försök til en köpmanna-geographie.

      Sthlm, Wennberg & Nordström, 1770. 8:o. 192 s. + ZETTERSTEN, ERIK. Nya köpmans-geographien. I-II. Sthlm, J. S. Ekmansson, 1797-98. 8:o. 136 + 204,(3) s. + LUNDSTRÖM, C. A. F. Granskning af herr commerce-rådet Erik Zetterstens Nya köpmans-geographie. Sthlm, C. F. Marquard, 1798. 8:o. (2),44 s. Hfrbd från 1800-talets mitt med oxiderad titeltext. Pärmarna klädda med lätt solkigt gult glättat mönsterpressat papper. Grönsprängda snitt. Ryggen aningen solkig. Första arbetet delvis ngt lagerfläckigt, dess titelblad lagerfläckigt och med ett litet hål. Titelbladet till det andra arbetets första del ngt solkigt och tunna vertikala bruntonade ränder i del I på s. 27 och 107 samt i del II på s. 47 och 111. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Zettersten var en flitig skriftställare i ämnen rörande "köpmanna-wetenskapen". Lundströms skrift är en svidande kritik av Zetterstens arbete som beskylls för att vara ett dåligt plagiat av bl.a. von Rosenstein och Djurberg, vilket i det förra fallet visas i dubbelspaltiga utdrag. Lundström avslutar med att "om Kellgren hade lefvat, så är jag övertygad, at hr. Z. erhållit främsta rummet i det af honom inrättade sällskapet: pro auctoribus ridiculis."

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        The Gentleman's and Connoisseur's Dictionary of Painters. Containing a complete Collection, and Account, of the most distinguished Artists, who have flourished... at Rome, Venice, Naples, Florence, and other Cities of Italy, in Holland, Flanders, England, Germany or France from the Year 1250... to... 1767...

      London: T. Cadell 1770.. First edition, 4to, xxxiv, 723, (3) pp. Marbled endpapers. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt banded spine with a black label, slightly darkened, gilt arms of the Order of the Garter ("Honi soit qui mal y pense") below a Ducal coronet to covers, upper joint recently and very subtly repaired, foot of lower joint starting, otherwise a very good clean copy. The first work of its kind in English. There were several Dukes in the Order of the Garter during this period - without any other distinguishing features no attribution about the original ownership can be made.

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        Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis

      Dublin: Thomas Ewing (& others), 1770-1784. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Yes. 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'); Vol. 4 is taller at 9' 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: 'A Chorographical Description of the County of West-Meath, Written A.D. 1682 by Sir Henry Piers.' It concludes with Vol. 4, No. 13. Rare. ESTC T145230

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        The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs: Or the Art of Drawing and Working the Ornamental Parts of Architecture. Illustrated by upwards of Four Hundred Grand Designs,

      [title continues] "neatly engraved on One Hundred and Eighty-six Copper-plates, for Piers, Gates, Doors, Windows, Niches, Buffets, Cisterns, Chimney-Pieces, Tabernacle Frames, Pavements, Frets, Gulochi's, Pulpits, Types, Altar-Pieces, Monuments, Fonts, Obelisques, Pedestals for Sun-Dials, Busto's and Stone Tables, Book-Cases, Cielings, and Iron Works. Proportioned by aliquot parts. With an Appendix of Fourteen Plates of Trusses for Girders and Beams, different sorts of Rafters, and a Variety of Roofs, &c. To which are prefix'd, the Five Orders of Columns, according to Andrea Palladio; whose members are proportioned by Aliquot Parts, in a more easy Manner than has yet been done. The whole interspersed with sure Rules for working all the Varieties of Raking Members in Pediments, Modilions, &c. The like, for the immediate use of Workmen, never published before, in any language." Collates: [ii] including title-page + 24pp. descriptive text + 186 engraved plates + [14, appendix] engraved plates, [i.e. complete with 200 plates in total], large quarto, contemporary calf over thick boards, neatly rebacked with red morocco label, London, for Rivington [and others], 1770. * "A very substantial pattern book by Batty Langley, intended for use by master craftsmen in the building trades, especially cabinet makers and joiners. The value of the volume lies in its large number of engraved plates showing the proper dimensions of the orders and how to design gateposts, porticos, doors, windows and all the other decorative features that craftsmen might be called upon to provide. Groups of plates are devoted to chimney pieces, pavements, monuments, tables, book cases, ceilings and so on. For the purposes of his book Langley copied designs from recent publications by James Gibbs, Isaac Ware, William Kent, and others, but the character of the book as a whole is very much due to Langley himself, and its appeal to its intended readership is demonstrated by a very extensive list of subscribers, most of them craftsmen, drawn from all over England." (Finch). "First published in 1740 the Langley brothers, Batty and Thomas, produced this volume in collaboration. The appendix of fourteen plates was added in 1741. The Langleys remain unique amongst their contemporaries in producing works aimed particularly at the building craftsman…. Batty's publications satiated a previously unrecognised appetite for volumes of patterns and examples which lay within the financial reach of masons, carpenters and joiners." Harris, 262-270. PROVENANCE: With early ownership signatures of Nathaniel Jackson 1773; John Hargreaves, 1791; Lawrence Fielde [of] No. 68 Margarett Street, Cavendish Square.

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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'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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        Terra Sancta sive Palaestina exibens non solum regna vetera Iuda et Israel (..).

      [Augsburg] [c. 1770] Plate mark 48 x 58 cm. The whole sheet 53,5 x 61 cm. Passe partout 64 x 72 cm. Strong contemporary hand colouring. Off-white passe partout. A couple of creases along the fold. Nice condition.. A fine map of the Holy Land. The map shows the original allocations of the Israeli tribes. In the lower right corner a small inset of the israeli exodus to Egypt. Lotter was the successor of Seutter and married his daughter. The map is based on the Seutter Terra Sancta map

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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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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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