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        DIRECTIONS FOR BRINGING OVER SEEDS AND PLANTS, FROM THE EAST-INDIES AND OTHER DISTANT COUNTRIES, IN A STATE OF VEGETATION: TOGETHER WITH A CATALOGUE OF SUCH FOREIGN PLANTS AS ARE WORTHY OF BEING ENCOURAGED IN OUR AMERICAN COLONIES, FOR THE PURPOSES OF MEDICINE, AGRICULTURE, AND COMMERCE. TO WHICH IS ADDED, THE FIGURE AND BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SENSITIVE PLANT, CALLED DIONAEA MUSCIPULA: OR, VENUS'S FLY-TRAP

      London. 1770.. [2],41pp. plus engraved frontispiece. Plate of the Venus fly-trap supplied in expert facsimile. Quarto. Antique half calf and marbled boards, occasional scattered foxing, else very good. An important early natural history work giving detailed instructions on how to transport seeds and plants from the East Indies and to America. It illustrates strikingly the methods of the early botanists who, linked with the opening of the Second Great Age of Exploration, were beginning to transform the plant distribution of the world. The frontispiece illustrates a few of the cleverly designed casks and boxes used in transporting seeds and plants. This is truly a fascinating book, forming a chapter unto itself in the history of the transformation of the American natural environment. Ellis includes tables listing the scientific and common English names of plants which he suggests would thrive in the American colonies. The tables also contain marginal comments on the particular region where the plant should be sown. John Ellis (1710-76) was an agent for West Florida and Dominica, and is remembered today for his remarkable historical work on coffee. He was responsible for naming DIONAEA MUSCIPULA, or the Venus fly-trap, and Linnaeus proclaimed him "the main support of natural history in England." HUNT CATALOGUE 606. SABIN 22319. PRITZEL 2665. ESTC T31864.

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        Cartas Pastorales Y Edictos Del Ill.mo Señor D. Francisco Antonio Lorenzana, y Buitron, Arzobispo de México

      Joseph Antonio de Hogal, Mexico, 1770. First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Near Fine Condition. Contemporary vellum, soiled, morocco spine label rubbed. Pen mark to pastedown. old signature, stamp, and slight soiling to title, discrete browning in a few spots, otherwise quite fresh internally and very attractively printed. (26), 229pp. Lacking rear blank, rear inner joint slightly cracked.Sabin 42062 "Among other things, this volume contains a most minute account of the portrait of the Virgin of Guadaloupe, which appeared miraculously on the "Filma" or blanket of Juan Diego, a converted Mexican, in the year 1531; and which was solemnly declared by a commission of painters and others, in 1751, not to have been painted by the hand of man. The good Archbishop comes to the conclusion that it must have been painted by millions of angels." Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044164. .

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        Recueil des chartes, créations et confirmations des colonels, capitaines, majors, officiers, arbalestriers, archers, arquebusiers et fusiliers de la ville de Paris.

      De l'Imprimerie de Guillaume Desprez 1770 - - De l'Imprimerie de Guillaume Desprez, A Paris _1770, in-4 (21,5x28cm), (4) 276pp. (2) xxiij, relié. - Nouvelle édition, rare, en partie originale et la plus complète parue, car revue et augmentée jusqu'à 1770. L'ouvrage est illustré de deux portraits, le premier - non-signé - d'Armand-Jérôme Bignon, le prévôt des marchands, le second du colonel Augustin-Eugène Hay par Lambert. 43 planches gravées sur cuivre in-fine représentant des officiers ; la troisième n'a jamais été gravée, la première est rehaussée à la main à l'aquarelle. Certains exemplaires, fort rares, ont été imprimés in folio et possèdent des planches coloriées. Plein veau blond moucheté d'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Plats aux armes de la ville de Paris. Toutes tranches rouges. Infimes frottements. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les premiers feuillets. Une page de faux-titre manquante avant Instruction ou École du soldat. Recueil établi par deux colonels de la garde de la ville successifs. François Drouart fit paraître l'édition originale en 1658, et Augustin-Eugène Hay publia en 1770 la présente édition complétée d'ajouts concernant le siècle écoulé et augmentée d'un traité illustré, Instruction ou École du soldat. L'appendice contient une description de la garde de Paris et des nouveaux uniformes. Militaria (4) 276pp. (2) xxiij [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vue de la haute Ville de Quebec avec la Place pour aller a Cavalier du Moulin. Prospect der obern Stadt zu Quebec auf dem Plaz wo man nach dem Mühlen Cavalier gehet. "optical prints" (vue d'optique) "perspective views"

      Augsburg: HABERMANN, F.X., [1770]. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. UNCOMMON VERY ATTRACTIVE OPTICAL VUE PRINT OF QUEBEC c. 31 x 40 cm (n.d., after 1770). Cont. handcold. engr. optical print by F.X. Havermann.& A beautiful view of square at the road to the Millbarracks in Quebec with soldiers in the foreground.& Prospect der obern Stadt zu Quebec auf dem Plaz wo man nach dem Mühlen Cavalier gehet. Vuë de la haute Ville de Quebec avec la Place pour aller a Cavalier du Moulin. 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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        Observations On Modern Gardening, Illustrated By Descriptions

      London: T. Payne, 1770. Second edition. leather_bound. Full light brown morocco. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 257 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Thomas Jefferson had a copy in his library, and with this book in hand when he visited England with John Adams to tour their gardens, Whatley's treatise served as his impeccable guide. The first edition was published the same year. HENREY, Vol.II, pp.509-510. "The most comprehensive work on the theory of landscape design developed by the natural school before the time of Humphrey Repton....." Bright, clean and fresh copy, raised bands, red leather spine label printed in gilt, spine panels decorated in blind as are the border fillets of the covers.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Mémoires historiques et économiques sur le beaujolais ou recherches et observations sur les Princes de Beaujeu, la Noblesse, l'histoire naturelle & les principales branches d'Agriculture, de commerce & d'industries du Beaujolais

      A Avignon, Et se vend à Lyon, Chez REGUILLIAT, Libraire, Place Louis Legrand 1770 - In-8°, reliure demi chagrin brun, dos à cinq nerfs et titre au petit fer dans le second caisson, signet de soie, bel exemplaire de reliure postérieures, XVJ - 272 pages, rares rousseurs marginales, petits manques papier sur les 4 premières pages marques de mouillures sans gravité sur les dix première pages . E.O. du seul ouvrage ancien sur le Beaujolais.Considérations générales sur l’agriculture, l’industrie et la population.L’industrie doit être placée "au premier rang des moyens protecteurs,avec les sources de toutes les richesses", car elle entretient l’agriculture et la population (Brunet n° 24612. - I.N.E.D. 795). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        1770 HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX DE BUFFON CHEZ IMPRIMERIE ROYALE PARIS

      IMPRIMERIE ROYALE PARIS 1770 - LES 12 PREMIERS TOMES SUR 18 PARUS DE 1770 A 1780 RELIURE PLEIN CUIR DOS A 5 NERFS EN BON ETAT AVEC DECORS DORES LES RELIURES SONT GLOBALEMENT EN BON ETAT AVEC SUR CERTAINES DES TRACES DE VERS LES COIFFES SONT LEGEREMENT USEES ET LES COINS LEGEREMENT EMOUSSES TOUTES LES PLANCHES SONT HORS TEXTE ET NB TOME 1 352 PAGES 14 PLANCHES TOME 2 351 PAGES 15 PLANCHES TOME 3 417 PAGES 9 PLANCHES TOME 4 405 PAGES 18 PLANCHES TOME 5 456 PAGES 19 PLANCHES TOME 6 420 PAGES 12 PLANCHES ET TABLE DES 6 PREMIERS TOMES TOME 7 430 PAGES 13 PLANCHES TOME 8 450 PAGES 14 PLANCHES ET TABLES DES TOMES 7 ET 8 TOME 9 472 PAGES 15 PLANCHES TOME 10 381 PAGES 7 PLANCHES ET TABLES DES TOMES 9 ET 10 TOME 11 495 PAGES 15 PLANCHES TOME 12 482 PAGES 10 PLANCHES 3 TRANCHES MARBREES POUR CHAQUE TOME FORMAT 170/102 MM INTERIEUR FRAIS RARES ROUSSEURS EPARSES BEL EXEMPLAIRE COMPLET AUTRES PHOTOS SUR DEMANDE DONT TABLE DES MATIERES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Six Month Tour Through the North of England . Containing an Account of the Present State of Agriculture, Manufactures and Population, in Several Counties of the Kingdom

      Dublin: P. Wilson, J. Exshaw, H. Saunders , 1770. First Dublin edition?. Complete in 3 volumes. Collation, xvi+395[1]pp, 5 folding & 2 single page plates, vi+390pp, 7 folding & 6 single page plates, vii+403pp, 1 folding plate. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt lines. Calf rubbed, hinge joints split or starting to, but all boards still firmly attached, some minor wear loss on head tail of spines, more substantial loss on head of one spine. Internally, two plate detached, very minor worming to inner margine of a few pages in one volume. Pages and illustrations in good clean condition throughout. A very nice edition in attractive period bindings.Volume one bears the signature of Thom Baskerville, his bookplate in volume 2 & 3. A59. First Dublin Edition. Period Calf. Good Plus. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Vue perspective du Marché au Pain vers la Maison de Ville a Augsbourg." Blick durch die Maximilianstraße auf Rathaus und Perlachturm mit dem Brotmarkt im Vordergrund. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Basset, Paris um 1770. 28.5x42.5 cm. - Schefold, Schwaben 41782 vgl. - Dekoratives Blatt nach einer Vorlage von Karl Remshart. Seitenverkehrte Darstellung, im Vordergrund reiche Personenstaffage: die Händler mit ihren Brotkarren und Kunden, vierspännige Kutsche, Reiter und Passanten.Der Brotmarkt wurde bereits 1283 gegründet und von den Bäckern aus der nahe gelegenen Bäckergasse beliefert. Schwacher Lichtrand durch alte Rahmung.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Avis aux meres sur la petite vérole et la rougeole; ou lettres a Madame de *** sur la maniere de traiter & de gouverner ses enfants dans ces maladies

      Lyon: Frères Perisse, 1770 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. viii, 363, [1] pp. Contemp. marbled calf, gilt sides, gilt ornamental spine on 5 raised bands (minor defect at head), red leather title label, marbled edges, somewhat browning and spotting, small tear to p. 9. Nice copy. ---- <br><br> Hirsch/H. IV, 167; Wellcome IV, 414; Blake 301. - Rare first edition of this work by Menuret de Chambaud (1733-1815), physician with broad clinical experience. He was in favour of inoculation in his "Question proposee a Messieurs de la Societe Royale des Sciences: lequel des trois partis, ou d&#39;attendre la petite verole, ou de se soumettre a l&#39;inoculation ou de tacher de l&#39;eviter par l&#39;extirpation, est plus fertile en avantages, & sujet a moins d&#39;inconvenients" (pp. 305-359)..

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Historiarum Cathedralis Ecclesiae Zagrabiensis Partis Primae Tomus I. Praemissis praeliminaribus, continens seriem episcoporum ab anno M.X.C.L. ad annum MDCIII. et tam Episcoporum quam et alias notitias. (Alles Erschienene!)

      Zagreb, Typis primo Rainerianis, dein Zerauschegianis, ac demum Antonii Jandera typographi,, (1770).. 8 Bll., 340 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Folio. 32 x 24 cm. Wurzbach XI, 171: "... von diesem Werke ist nur obiges Fragment erschienen. Das vollendete Werk hätte die Geschichte des Capitels, der Kathedrale und der anderen älteren kirchlichen Genossenschaften, ferner aller zur Agramer Diöcese gehörigen Kirchen enthalten." - Der kroatische Adelige, Historiker, Theologe und Jurist, Baltazar Adam Krcelic (deutsch: Balthasar Adam Kercselich; 1715-1778) war Dekan in Agram und Rektor des kroatischen Kollegiums in Wien. - Wichtiges und seltenes Werk zur kroatischen Kirchengeschichte von 1091 bis 1603. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, unteres Rückenende mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bezug. Fehlen die fliegenden Vorsätze. Insgesamt sehr sauberes und frisches Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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.

      A. F. Bartholomäi, Ulm 1770 - 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. gr.

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        Prospectus arcis regiae versus locum ad stationes mutandas destinatum Berolini. ... Prospect des Königl. Schlosses gegen dem Parade Plaz zu Berlin." Schloss mit dem Schlossplatz im Vordergrund. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1770. 32x43 cm. - Kiewitz 981 - Kapff / Steinmetz 155 - Dekorative Ansicht, auf dem Schlossplatz lebhafte Szene mit Kutschen, Soldaten, Reitern, Hundeführer und vornehm gekleideten Passanten. Unter der Darstellung der Titel in Latein, Französisch, Italienisch und Deutsch. Kleiner Papierabriss im Rand oben mit wenig Abbildungsverlust im Himmel unauffällig ergänzt, kurze Quetschfalte unten. Sonst breitrandiges Blatt in schönem Altkolorit und gutem Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Prospectus Ecclesiae cathedralis et loci ad stationes mutandas desinati Berolini. ... Prospect der Königl. Schloss u. Dom-Kirche samt dem Parade Plaz zu Berlin." Alter Dom mit rechts dem Apothekenflügel des Schlosses und Paradeplatz des späteren Lustgartens. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1770. 32x42.5 cm. - Kiewitz 980 - Kapff / Steinmetz 156 - Dekorative Darstellung mit reicher Staffage: im Vordergrund auf dem Platz ist zu Ehren des Königs, der mit Gefolge in einer achtspännigen Kutsche vorfährt, ein Regiment zur Parade angetreten. Unter der Darstellung der Titel in Latein, Französisch, Italienisch und Deutsch. Breitrandiges Blatt in gutem Erhalt. Nur 1 kurzer Einriss im Himmel und 2 kl. Fehlstellen links hinterlegt.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Prospectus Hamburgensis ad Albim aedificii, cui vulgo ab arboribus nomen est. ... Prospect bey dem Baumhaus an der Elbe zu Hamburg." Teilansicht an der Elbe mit dem 1857 abgebrochenen Baumhaus. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1770. 32x42 cm. - Kapff / Steinmetz 241 - Dekorative Ansicht mit hübscher Bootsstaffage, im Vordergrund am Ufer Zollbeamte und Händler an einem Schiff, das gerade entladen wird. Unter der Darstellung der Titel in lateinischer, französischer, spanischer und deutscher Sprache. Breitrandiges Blatt in schönem Altkolorit und gutem Erhalt, lediglich schwache Knitterfalten in der Mitte.

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        Prospectus Portae Arenariae Hamburgi. ... Prospect bey dem Sand Thor zu Hamburg." Partie am Sandtor-Hafen mit Sandtorkai, Kaiserkai und Blick auf die Nikolai- und Katharinen-Kirche. Guckkastenblatt

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Georg Balthasar Probst, Augsburg um 1770. 32x43.5 cm. - Kapff / Steinmetz 240 - Reizvolle Ansicht mit Personen- und Bootsstaffage. Unter der Darstellung der Titel in lateinischer, französischer, spanischer und deutscher Sprache. Breitrandiges Blatt in schönem Altkolorit und gutem Erhalt.

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        January

      London: Robert Sayer and John King, circa 1770. Engraving, coloured by hand, by R. S.[heppard]. (Cut close to plate mark). 13 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches. 14 x 9 7/8 inches. A very rare image that is both a highly decorative botanical print and an important document in the history of gardening. The plate comes from a very rare later issue of a series called &#39;Twelve Months of Flowers&#39;, originally issued by Robert Furber in 1730. Furber was a nurseryman with gardens near Hyde Park Gate in Kensington, London. The series was issued as a luxurious catalogue for his stock: over 400 flowers are illustrated, and each is identified in the key below the picture so that customers could easily order their requirements. These plates thus form an illustrated check-list of the varieties and forms of flowers that were popular with gardeners in the early 18th century. Furber later issued a small quarto book which contained reduced versions of the original plates. The present plate, published by Sayer, is from a very rare later version, re-engraved yet again, but to a size that is mid-way between the original and the quarto issue.

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

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

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        Romeo and Juliet

      London: various publishers,, 1770&#150;86. A Tragedy. Altered By David Garrick, Esq. Marked with the Variations in the Manager&#39;s Book, at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. London: for T. and W. Lowndes, W. Nicoll, and S. Bladon, 1784; &#151; King Lear, a Tragedy. Altered By David Garrick, Esq. Marked with the Variations in the Manager&#39;s Book, at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. London: for C. Bathurst, J. F. & C. Rivington [& 28 others], 1786; &#151; The Comedy of Errors. And now Acted At the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. London: for J. Rivington, W. Strahan, J. Hinton [& 23 others], 1770; &#151; Timon of Athens. As it is acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden. London: for J. Rivington, W. Strahan, J. Hinton, C. Bathurst [& 24 others, n.d., c.1770]; THOMSON, James. Tancred and Sigismunda. A Tragedy. Marked with the Variations in the Manager&#39;s Book, at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. London: for J. F. and C. Rivington, W. and A. Strahan [& 9 others], 1784. Together 5 plays bound in one volume, duodecimo (169 × 100 mm). Contemporary half calf, green morocco label lately added, spine decorated in blind in compartments with small central gilt roundels, marbled sides. R&J: engraved frontispiece (slightly shaved at fore edge, old paper repair to blank recto); KL: engraved frontis.(very slightly shaved at fore edge), 5pp. adverts at end; CE: no frontis. called for, 1p. adverts at end; TA: engraved frontis., 3pp. adverts at end; T&S: engraved frontis., 6pp. adverts at end. Joints tender but holding, a good copy. Four Shakespeare plays and one by James Thomson bound in one volume. Romeo and Juliet and King Lear are both in Garrick&#39;s version; Timon of Athens is in the original version, rather than Thomas Shadwell&#39;s popular adaptation. Thomson&#39;s Tancred and Sigismunda was his most popular play; it was first performed at Drury Lane in March and April 1745, with Garrick in the lead. Thomson also wrote the words of "Rule, Britannia!" with music by Thomas Arne, who was the chief composer for Garrick&#39;s Stratford Jubilee in 1769, the founding event in the creation of Shakespeare as the national poet and icon.

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        PARADISE LOST. A poem.

      Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University. Glasgow. 1770 - FIRST FOULIS PRESS EDITION. Folio. Large paper copy. (15 x 10 inches). xii (including subscriber list), 466, 10pp index. Portrait of Milton on title page. A few gatherings with some foxing but mostly a very good clean copy. Fine early nineteenth century binding of half tan calf. Spine with raised bands, compartments triple ruled and decorated with floral centre pieces in gilt. Tan morocco label, triple ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. All edges marbled. Bound by J. Carss & Co. of Glasgow, described by T. F. Dibdin as "the favourite bookbinder among the cognoscenti at Glasgow" and with their printed label to the top of the front paste-down endpaper. Neat early inscription on a front free endpaper. An attractive large paper copy of this beautifully printed edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        De aeris gravitate eiusque elaterio specimen physicum cui adiecta est in fine analysis machinae simplicis pneumaticae in planiorem formam redactae

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

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

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

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        Mappa Totius Mundi

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

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        (English Channel) La plus grande partie de la Manche

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

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

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

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        A New and Authentic History of England from the Remotest Period of Intelligence to the Close of the Year 1767:

      /FONT>Containing a Particular and Circumstantial Account of Every Interesting Occurrence, and Memorable Character Relative to the Annals of Great Britain, both at Home and Abroad 1770 - A set of Hugh Clarendon's History of England. The works presents a sweeping view of British history, Particularly, Its Origin; the Progress of its Empire; Laws; civil and religious Establishments; its various Operations naval and military; Anecdotes of the Transactions of the most celebrated Personages who have distinguished themselves in a political, ecclesiastical, or military Capacity: Interspersed with such Remarks as may be found necessary to elucidate any obscure Point, solve any Difficulty, and set any contested Circumstance in the clearest Light. With a subscriber's list to the front of the first volume. With the bookplate of the Wesleyan Theological Institution, stamp of Richmond College Library and the bookseller label of A. Copland to the front pastedown of each volume. Although the volumes themselves are undated, Copac confirms their publication date to be 1770. First edition thus. Collated complete, with 72 beautifully engraved plates and a folding map of the British Isles. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Uniformly bound in contemporary half calf with marbled boards. Externally, worn with some loss to extremities, backstrip and rear board of volume II. Boards held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout with only occasional marks and spots. Plates in uniformly excellent condition with just one large mark to the gutter of the portrait of King George II. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a VERY GOOD INDEED interior, would benefit from a sympathetic rebinding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Instituts de Droit, Ou Sommaire de Jurisprudence Canonique, Civile

      1770. Sohet, (Dominique Francois) [1728-1811]. Instituts de Droit, Ou Sommaire de Jurisprudence Canonique, Civile, Feodale et Criminelle, Pour les Pays de Liege, de Luxembourg, Namur & Autres. Bouillon: A. Foissy, 1770, 1772, 1781. Five parts bound as one. Complete as issued. Main text in parallel columns. Quarto (10" x 8-1/2"). Nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked retaining original backstrip with raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece, hinges mended, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing with some wear to extremities. Attractive woodcut head and tail-pieces. Toning, light foxing and browning in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. * Only edition. This is a remarkable work comparable to the Institutes of Justinian. Etienne adds, "it is a principal work on the legal history of the Principality of Liege, the Comte of Namur and the Duchy of Luxembourg." OCLC locates 5 complete copies, none in North America. A complete copy located at the Library of Congress, incomplete copies located at UC-Berkeley and Yale law libraries. Not in Harvard Law School&#39;s online catalogue. Etienne, Impressions Bouillonnaises 42.

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

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

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

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

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        View in Switzerland]

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

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

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

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        [View in Switzerland]

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

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        Oeuvres.

      Delalain, Paris 1770 - LVI - 303pp. y 4 láminas = 2 hojas - 320pp. y 5 láminas = 2 hojas - 316pp. y 6 láminas = 2 hojas - 368pp. y 6 láminas = 2 hojas - 303pp. y 4 láminas = 2 hojas - 276pp. y 3 láminas = 2 hojas - 263pp. y 4 láminas = y = 2 hojas - 284pp. y 2 láminas. Ejemplar completísimo con 34 láminas grabadas por Legrand de los dibujos de François Boucher, pintor del rey. Encuadernación de época en piel jaspeada- Lomeras con tejuelos y florones. Cortes jaspeados. (Pequeña rasgadura en el margen inferior blanco de los folios 208 al 253 del tomo 3, justo medio cm. del vértice exterior) Resto ejemplar muy bueno. Oferta Especial: La librería Balagué Llibrería Antiquaria ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 10%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 600.

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

      London: Published by Benjamin Green, 1 October, 1770. Hand-coloured mezzotint. State ii/iii, with publication line &#39;Published as the Act Directs Octbr. 1. 1770. by Benj. Green, Drawing Master to Christs Hospital, & at the Print Shops&#39;. 16 7/8 x 21 7/8 inches. 18 1/4 x 22 7/8 inches. This dramatic print is a wonderful example of Stubbs&#39;s celebrated work, it combines intense drama with naturalistic observation to create a truly sublime image. From the early 1760s to the 1790s, Stubbs returned again and again to the theme of horses and stags stalked and attacked by lions. In his hands the encounter takes on the high, elemental drama of a scene from myth, suggesting the struggle of good against evil, beauty against ugliness, civilization against savagery. The simple, relief-like design of the composition in &#39;The Lion and Stag&#39; brings a sense of quiet power to this emotive image which is incredibly dramatic. Stubbs made many studies of caged lions at the Tower of London and at Lord Shelbourne&#39;s menagerie on Hounslow Heath, which helped him truthfully depict the attitude and movement of these great animals. This print completed Benjamin Green&#39;s series of six mezzotints after Stubbs&#39;s paintings, but there is some dispute as to which painting Green&#39;s mezzotint reproduced. It was most likely after Stubbs&#39;s work, &#39;A Lion Devouring a Stag&#39; which was exhibited at the Society of Arts in 1769. Alternatively, it might have been derived from Stubbs painting &#39;Lion Devouring a Deer&#39; which had been shown in 1770. In this dramatic work Stubbs exhibits his artistic genius and infuses this dramatic work with a sublime beauty. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 9 ii/iii; Siltzer The Story of British Sporting Prints p. 270; Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874 no.23; Sparrow, British Sporting Artists from Barlow to Herring p.134

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

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

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

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

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        THE DESERTED VILLAGE

      " London: Printed for W. Griffin ... 1770" [sic].. vi,[7]-24pp. 12mo. Full red-brown morocco, a.e.g. Modest foxing, joints rubbed, and lower joint cracked at top, otherwise a very good copy, and a good association copy, with the bookplates of Ralph Isham and George Clinton Ward. One of three pirated printings (conforming to Scott&#39;s printing &#39;c&#39;), considered by some in earlier generations, without sound basis, to be "trial" printings, ostensibly preceding the legitimate quarto first edition. William Todd investigated these piracies, as well as their progeny, and published his findings in STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY VI (1953), where this particular printing conforms to his printing &#39;A&#39;, which he suggests was printed in Edinburgh before 19 July 1770, probably by Walter Ruddiman, printer and publisher of the WEEKLY MAGAZINE, OR EDINBURGH AMUSEMENT. The printing in hand is described in the Rothschild catalogue, quoting from Todd&#39;s then unpublished notes, as "the first of a series of pirated editions possibly originating in Edinburgh, beyond the reach of the law on copyright, and thereafter reprinted in one shop after another across the country." It&#39;s likely that those pirates would have rolled over in their graves had they lived to see the prices realized by copies prior to the conclusive exposure of their true nature: Kern copy $3900 (1929) and the Bishop copy of another printing (Scott A) $2100 (later the Rothschild copy, exhibited at the Hayward exhibition). HAYWARD 184 (Scott&#39;s variant A). Todd,"The &#39;Private Issues&#39; of THE DSERTED VILLAGE," STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY, vi, 1954, pp.25 - 44. ROTHSCHILD 1033. SCOTT, pp. 242ff.

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        DICTIONNAIRE HISTORIQUE DES CULTES RELIGIEUX, Etablis Dans le Monde Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'a Present, Ouvrage dan lequel on trouvera les differentes manieres d'adorer la Divinite . L'histoire abregee des Dieux & demi-Dieux du Paganisme .

      Chez Vincent, Paris 1770 - 3 volumes (vol. 3 contains two parts in one), pp. lvi, 726; 848; 408, [1]-400 with 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary cat's paw or mottled leather bindings, 5 raised bands, ornamental gilt spine compartments, double leather spine labels, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers in placard pattern. Interiors clean and bright, lacking half-titles, abrasion to rear pastedown of vol. 1, and front pastedowns of vols. 2&3 (possibly removal of a bookplate?). Covers and corners rubbed, spines scuffed with some chipping and minor crack lines, original top headbands exposed, otherwise a very good, clean set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Caracteres et Alphabets de Langus Mortes et Vivantes., Contenant Vingty-Cinq Planches.

      Paris, ca. 1770. - 10 x 15 1/2. 17 pages of text followed by 25 engraved plates. Recent cloth. A few inconsequential spots, margins a bit toned, very good. The exotic alphabet section from the great Encyclop&#142;die, ou Dictionnaire Raisonn&#142; des Sciences, des Arts et des M&#142;tiers. The 25 fine plates after designs by Goussier, and the Oriental alphabets by Hautesrayes, were engraved mostly by Niodot. Over 40 languages, grouped by families. Text gives history, derivation, pronunciation, and other linguistic details. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN ESSAY ON THE WEATHER, with Remarks on The Shepherd of Banbury&#146;s Rules for Judging of its Changes; and Directions for preserving lives and buildings from the fatal effects of lightening. Intended chiefly for the use of husbandmen

      London, Printed for S. Hooper, 1770.. FIRST EDITION, 1770. 8vo, approximately 105 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, pages: xxx, 108 including index, plus 4 pages of adverts, bound in modern quarter blue morocco, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards, new cream endpapers. A few small indentations to lower spine, slight rubbing to gilt title, pale staining to title page, pale staining to upper margins of prelims and last twelve pages, pale stain to 1 page affecting text, all text legible, a few pointing hands in old ink in the margins, small pale stains to top and bottom of inner margins of endpapers, otherwise a very good copy. See: Mary S. Aslin, Catalogue of the Printed Books on Agriculture, Published Between 1471 and 1840, page 93; Agricultural Writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arther Young, 1200-1800 by Donald McDonald page 211. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Spatium Novanum Romae. ... Der Navona Platz zu Rom." Piazza Navona mit Fontana dei Fiumi (Vier-Ströme-Brunnen), Fontana del Nettuno und Kirche Sant&#39; Agnese. Guckkastenblatt

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

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        A Six Month Tour Through the North of England . Containing an Account of the Present State of Agriculture, Manufactures and Population, in Several Counties of the Kingdom

      P. Wilson, J. Exshaw, H. Saunders, Dublin 1770 - First Dublin edition? Complete in 3 volumes. Collation, xvi+395[1]pp, 5 folding & 2 single page plates, vi+390pp, 7 folding & 6 single page plates, vii+403pp, 1 folding plate. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt lines. Calf rubbed, hinge joints split or starting to, but all boards still firmly attached, some minor wear loss on head tail of spines, more substantial loss on head of one spine. Internally, two plate detached, very minor worming to inner margine of a few pages in one volume. Pages and illustrations in good clean condition throughout. A very nice edition in attractive period bindings.Volume one bears the signature of Thom Baskerville, his bookplate in volume 2 & 3. A59 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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&#39;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, &#39;Akademische Kunsthandlung&#39;, & With captions in French and German below the image., The "optical prints" (vue d&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s views of New York, done about the same time are equally fictitious&#39;." (Spendlove The Face of Early Canada p.83)

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        Invalidorum militum hospitium Regium Berolini. ... Das Königl. Hospital der lahmen Kriegs-Leute, zu Berlin." Invalidenheim in der Oranienburger Vorstadt, Scharnhorststr. 34 - 35. Guckkastenblatt

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

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        THE NEW BOOK OF MARTYRS: OR, COMPLETE CHRISTIAN MARTYROLOGY

      1770. SOUTHWELL, Henry. THE NEW BOOK OF MARTYRS: OR, COMPLETE CHRISTIAN MARTYROLOGY. INCLUDING THE LIVES AND TRANSACTIONS OF ALL THOSE CONTAINED IN FOX&#39;S BOOK OF MARTYRS ... CONTAINING A FULL, AMPLE, CORRECT, AUTHENTIC AND GENUINE HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE MANY DREADFUL PERSECUTIONS AGAINST THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD, BY PAGANS, JEWS, TURKS, PAPISTS, AND OTHERS. FROM THE EARLIEST AGES OF THE CHURCH, TO THE PRESENT PERIOD. London: Printed for J. Cooke [n.d. ca. 1770]. 466 pp. + 6 pp. Index, plus 40 b/w engraved plates. Frontispiece and 2 plates have closed tears, frontispiece tears repaired with paper on reverse, the other 2 plates&#39; tears not affecting the images. Lacks list of subscribers. Folio, black calf with gilt borders, raised bands, two gilt red morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers. Boards worn, a few dents and scrapes. Some light soil to title page and in margins of text. Complete. Engravings depict scenes of torture, including the burning of a bookseller at Avignon (for selling French language Bibles).

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