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        Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux - Plate 469

      Imprimerie Royale, Paris 1770 - Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux These spectacular engravings are from the most important and comprehensive late eighteenth-century French ornithological work produced. The Count of Buffon's monumental Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux comprises 1,008 hand-colored prints of birds from both Europe and the Tropics. Each bird is surrounded by a vibrant yellow border, allowing each specimen to stand out from the page. Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc, the Count of Buffon, was born into an aristocratic family and from an early age showed a great disposition for mathematics and natural history. Although his father initially encouraged him to pursue the law, his young son's aptitude for science persuaded him of Buffon's assured success in this field. By the age of twenty Buffon had discovered the binomial theorem and later introduced differential and integral calculus into probability theory. A fascination with biological science soon followed and Buffon enrolled in the faculty of medicine to study botany and zoology. At age twenty-seven Georges-Louis Marie Leclerc was admitted to the prestigious Academy of Science. Buffon's Histoire Naturelle was his major achievement and in its 44 volumes he attempted to include everything known about the natural world and widely disseminate scientific knowledge. It was the first complete natural history survey presented in a popular form, and also broke ground in attempting to separate science from theological dogma, decades before Darwin introduced his theory of evolution. The engraved illustrations are the work of François Nicolas Martinet who was primarily employed at the French court as Graveur du Cabinet du Roi, under the auspices of the Menus Plaisirs du Roi, making engravings after drawings by others of such subjects as the May Ball at Versailles during the Carnival of 1763. He also produced illustrations for plays or comic operas by such contemporaries as Marmontel, Voltaire and Philidor. Publication City: Paris: printed at the Imprimerie Royale Medium: Engravings with original hand color Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inch Date: 1770-1786

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        [MANUSCRIPT MAP OF NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Works of Mr. William Shakespear

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

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        Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis

      Dublin: Thomas Ewing (& others), 1770-1784. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 4 volumes. 8vo. Numbers 1-13, complete (but see below). Profusely illustrated with 18 engraved plates (13 folding), 3 folding maps (1 quite large, of ancient Ireland), and 8 engraved tables. Contemporary calf spines, marbled paper boards, spines in six compartments, gilt rules, red leather lettering pieces, gilt. Volumes 1-3 are of uniform height (8-1/4'); 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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        LES RUINES DE LES PLUS BEAUX MONUMENTS DE LA GRECE

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

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

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

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        Shooting, Plate II

      Published by Thomas Bradford, 30 August, 1770. Engraving with etching. Plate two out of four. State v/v, with the engraved inscription and publication line: "Geo. Stubbs pinxt.,***Wm. Woolett sculpt. / Bright Sol's all chaering Beams illume the Day; / The Dew's exhal'd from off the spangled Spray: / Now Covies to the silent stubbles fly, / And fearful Hares, midst Brake and Thistles lie; *** SHOOTING. / Plate IId. / Engraved after an Original Picture in the Possession of Mr. Bradford. / Published by THOS. BRADFORD, No. 132 Fleet Street, LONDON; as the Act directs 30th Augt. 1770.***See Pan and Flora range the late shorn Plain, / Where Game abounds they seldom hunt in vain; / By Instinct strongly urg'd each try around, / Now Snuff the Air, now scent the tainted Ground". 17 1/2 x 22 inches. A magnificent example of plate two from George Stubbs's rare shooting series, which highlights the artistic genius of this celebrated sporting artist. George Stubbs is considered to be one of the greatest English painters. His ingenious animal and sporting pictures remain unrivalled in their passionate depiction of emotion and their commitment to naturalistic observation. Stubbs' attached great importance to the belief that art should imitate nature, not the work of other artists. He spent years carefully studying human and equine anatomy so that he could truthfully represent natural form and movement. Through arduous application, he became a talented mezzotint engraver and worked with ease in both soft ground and etching techniques. This rare series is a wonderful example of Stubbs's genius; it brings a subtle complexity of composition and human interaction to a popular sporting theme, thus creating a set of truly compelling images. Stubbs sets his famous shooting series around Creswell Crag's steep limestone formations on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. In the Crags were caves containing the remains of prehistoric animals, as well as tools and weapons that were some of the oldest signs of human life in Britain. With their primeval and savage associations, they clearly appealed to Stubbs's imagination, and he repeatedly used them as a dramatic backdrop in his emotive paintings. In the shooting series, the crags serve to suggest the idea of the hunt as an age-old human endeavor. Although the two hunters are portrayed as city gentlemen, in this setting they echo the ancient struggle of man against nature, by literally following in the footsteps of early mankind. The paintings were not exhibited as a group in Stubbs's lifetime, but rather individually at the Society of Artists in 1767, 1768, 1769, and 1770. Lennox-Boyd, George Stubbs 11-14, v/v; Huber, Cataglogue Raisonne du Cabinet d'Estampes de feu Monsieur Brandes.., Wollett; Huber and Martini, Manuel des Curieux et des Amateurs de l'Art, Woollett, no. 16- 19; Gori Gandellini, Notizie degli Intagliatori, Woollett, no. 16-19; Joubert, Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes, Woollett; Heller, Praktisches Handbuch fur Kupferstichsammler, p.842; Ticozzi, Dizionario degli Architetti, Sculptori, Pittori, Intagliatori, Woollett; Nagler, Neues Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexicon, Stubbs and Woollett, no. 47-50; Andresen, Handbuch fur Kupferstichsammler Woollett, no. 24; Le Blanc, Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes, Woollett, no. 41-44; Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p.269; Gilbey, Life of George Stubbs, no. 4,8,15,1; Slater, Engravings and their Value, p.696; Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874, no.5.

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        An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, Translated From the Italian, with A Commentary, Attributed to Mons. De Coltaire, Translated From The French

      London: F. Newbery, 1770. Full brown leather with gilt edgeing to the boards; raised bands and gilt decoration to the spine. Red and gilt title plate. Marbled endpages. Some wear to the outer extremities of the boards and spine; spine somewhat darkened. Previous owner's signature to the verso of the first blank page.. Third Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Oeuvres. nouvelle edition. 8 volumes

      Chez Lejay,Libraire,rue Saint-Jacques au Grand Corneille, 1770. Relié Complet de tous les volumes. reliures du temps pleine peau. dos lisses. titres dorés sur des vignettes bordeaux. filets et fleurons dorés. tranches rouges. format:850x150. description des reliures: -les plats et les dos sont tous solides. -les plats ont certains des auréoles et des coins frottés,d'autres des frottements. -les dos sont passés avec des bas un peu émoussés. A l'intérieur: -le tome 4 a le papier moouillé sur 50 premieres pages en milieu des pages;le papier à lacuve colle à la premiere page. -le tome troisieme est mouillé sur quelques pages et les deux premieres pages, dont celle adréssée de Moliere à la Reine Mère, sont collées ensembles et en partie déchirées. le reste du volume est propre du papier. -Tome premier:une auréole au bas de la gravure du portrait de Moliére-. -tome huitieme:tres bon etat. -Tome sixieme:tres bon etat. -Tome septieme:tres bon etat. -Tome cinquiéme:tres bon etat. -Tome second:tres bon etat. Titres des pieces. tome 1-:Avertissement;Mémoires sur la vie et les ouvrages de Moliere;l'Etourdi ou les contre-tems(ainsi ecrit dans le texte);le dépit amouraux;les précieuses ridicules. tome 2-Sganarelle ou le cocu imaginaire;Dom Garcie de Navarre ou le Prince jaloux,L'ecole des Maris;les fasheux(ainsi ecrit dans le texte);l'ecole des femmes. -Tome 3-La critique de l'ecole des Femmes;l'inpromptu de Versailles,la Princesse d'Elide;Festes de Versailles,en 1664;Le mariage forcé(comédie);le mariage forcé (ballet);Dom Juan ou le Festin de Pierre;nombreuses pages collées à faire décoller. Tme4-:L'amour medecin,le misantrope;le medecin malgré lui;Melicerte;Fragments de Pastorale;le Sicilien ou l'Amour peintre;Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur. Tome 5-Amphitryon;l'avare;George Dandin;Fête de Versailles en 1668; Tome 6-M. De Pourceaugnac;les amans magnifiques;le Bourgeois -Gentilhomme. Tome 7-Les fourberies de Scapin;Psiché,tragi-comédie et ballet;les Femmes savantes. Tome 8-La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas;le Malade imaginaire (comédie -ballet);remerciements au Roi;la Gloire du Val-de-Grace;Extraits de divers Auteurs;Recueil de plusieurs pièces en vers. 32 gravures sur acier de F. Bouché. -Beaux frontispices en debut de chaque oeuvre. -. -. -

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        Historia de Nueva-Espana, escrita por su esclarecido conquistador Hernan Cortes, aumentada con otros documentos, y notas, por Francisco Antonio Lorenzana, Arzobispo de Mexico

      En Mexico: [Jose Antonio de Hogal, printer, see below],, 1770. Con las licencias necesarias. En Mexico en la Imprenta del Superior Gobierno, del Br. D. Joseph Antonio de Hogal en la Calle de Tiburcio. Ano de 1770. first edition; large quarto (leaves slightly taller than 25.5 cm.), [10 leaves] (beginning with title in red and black with large engraved vignette, last leaf Erratas), xvi, 400 pp., [9 leaves] (Indice), 34 plates with one of them folding, 1 folding map (representing the coast of "Mar de el sur" designed by Domingo del Castillo, piloto, Mexico, 1541, see Wagner, Spanish Southwest, 152), pictorial initial on first page of dedication, all copperplates, most designed and engraved by Manuel Galicia de Villavicencio but the map and few others by Jose Mariano Navarro; lacks the Plano de la Nueva Espana, later quarter leather binding rubbed with front joint split and hinge cracked, small case/shel. Photos available upon request.

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        Les Baisers, precedes du Mois de Mai, Poeme

      The Hague: Lambert et Delalain, 1770. Octavo. 119pp. First issue, on large paper, with the title and headings in red. With copper-engraved title vignette, 22 large headpieces and 20 tailpieces after Charles Eisen and two tailpieces after Pierre-Clement Marillier. A large (8 7/8 by 5 5/8 inches) and clean copy with strong impressions of the engravings. Eisen, a master of rococo book illustration, received his earliest training from his father, a Belgian artist, and his works shows the Flemish influence. A notorious libertine, Eisen has become known for his voluptuous depiction of women. The Flemish influence lends his illustrations "the robustness and sensuality which gives them their distinctive mark, (while) the grace, delicacy, and precision with which he realized his conceptions save his work from vulgarity." Bound in full crushed blue morocco, triple gilt filets, spine richly gilt in six compartments by Trautz-Bauzonnet. Inner dentelles richly gilt, bookplate. A fine copy in a morocco-edged slipcase.In Les Baisers, Eisen creates the masterpiece of his career as well as achieving the pinnacle of illustration in small scale. (Cohen-de Ricci 30811; Ray: French 31).

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        MESSE MUSICALE DU TROISIEME TON

      - partition (brochée) manuscrite illustrée en couleurs sous une reliure contemporaine demi-toile chagrin noire in-folio à lacets, pièce de titre sur fond noir à filets sur le dos, 31 pages, 1770 sans lieu sans Editeur, texte en latin - bon état général

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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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        Les Géorgiques de Virgile, traduction nouvelle en vers françois, enrichies de notes & de figures

      Paris: Chez Bleuet, 1770. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [2], 366 pp.; 5 plts. Fourth edition, revised and corrected, of Jacques Delille's acclaimed verse translation of the Georgics, first printed in the previous year. Delille was one of the great names of late 18th-century French literature, famed for his translations of Latin classics; Brunet calls him a "versificateur élégant et facile." The work is here illustrated with => a copper-engraved frontispiece and four plates, generally bucolic, done by Joseph de Longueil after Francesco Giuseppe Casanova and Charles Eisen. The text is additionally decorated with pictorial headpieces and fruit and floral tailpieces. Brunet, V, 1303; Cohen & de Ricci 1022; Graesse, VII, 359; Schweiger, II, 1221/22. Contemporary mottled calf framed in gilt triple fillets with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-stamped floral compartment decorations; joints and extremities rubbed, spine leather with small cracks, sides with expectable moderate acid-pitting. All edges gilt. Front hinge (inside) tender; a few scattered light spots, pages overall clean. An early, attractive edition of an excellent translation, with => crisp, lovely, well-impressed plates.

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        Copy of a letter to J. Ellis, Esq

      London,: Printed for J. Dodsley,, 1770.. Two volumes in one, octavo; contemporary ms. ownership and shelf marks on front pastedown; an excellent copy in contemporary calf. OA little-known first voyage publication, in fact one of the first accounts of the voyage to be printed: a letter from Solander to John Ellis written from Rio de Janeiro, dated 1 December 1768. Solander writes of his and Joseph Banks's frustration at being refused permission by the viceroy to go ashore to study the abundant plant life but how, by 'fair means and foul', they had managed to acquire some 300 specimens, and identify a number of new species.Although only a few pages long, the letter bristles with scientific comment on the flora and fauna they had managed to examine, and simultaneously shows Solander's eagerness for the voyage, commenting on how he has enlisted some of the brighter sailors to help identify and catalogue new species.He also recommends that visitors to Madeira seek out the assistance of one Dr Heberden who, Solander notes, contributed to their scientific study by procuring Banks and himself 'access to a nunnery' - given the ribald jokes later made at Banks' expense on the subject of his amorous adventures during the voyage, one wonders at the wisdom of this aside.Solander, who trained with Linnaeus, moved to England in 1759 for what was meant to be a brief visit, but it became his permanent home. With introductions from his former tutor, he became firm friends with John Ellis, and made substantial contributions to many of his most important works, including the Natural History of Zoophytes. However, it is the patronage of Sir Joseph Banks which was the turning point in Solander's career, and which led to his joining Cook's first voyage. On their return, Solander became Banks' secretary and librarian, a portmanteau position that also meant that he was, in effect, the curator of the natural history collection.Like Banks, Solander was very shy of taking credit for his work, and although he worked on some of the most important natural history projects of his generation, very few pieces were actually signed, and have only been attributed to him by later scholarship. Despite his many travels, Solander never returned to Sweden, and died at Soho Square in 1782.Not recorded by Beddie.Not in Beddie.

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        [Jacob's Ladder] Vidit Jacob in somnis scalam stantem super terram, et cacumen illius tangens Coelum: Angelos ascendentes et descendentes: et Dnum innixum scalæ [Pl. VI]

      Rome: 1770. Copper engraving, on two joined sheets, by Ottaviani after drawings by Savorelli and Camporesi, printed in light brown coloured ink with contemporary hand-colouring. Neat marginal restoration. 24 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches. A stunning plate from "Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano": with contemporary colouring of the highest quality from the golden age of the hand-coloured print. The main panel shows Jacob at Luza having a vision of the angels ascending and descending by a ladder which reached from earth to heaven. A very fine image from the second part of a work titled "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano" depicting the decorative work executed by Raphael and his assistants between 1518-1519 in the Vatican. They were drawn by Gaetano Savorelli, a Roman painter and draughtsman best known for his Raphael drawings, and Pietro Camporesi, a Roman architect, who worked for Pope Clemens XIII and Pius VI on rooms for the Vatican Museum. The first to illustrate the famous frescoes, these beautiful plates were probably planned as early as 1760, but were not executed until 1772 to 1776. The plate is remarkable not only as the first important visual record of Raphael's work, but also for the quality of the hand-colouring - the work on this image is, in our opinion, some of the greatest to be produced in Europe during the whole of the eighteenth century: the golden age of the hand-coloured print. They were remarkable not just for their size and magnificent colouring, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to "borrow" elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and did much to stimulate the taste for the "grotesque" in the Neo-classical period. A year after the death of his principal patron Julius II, Raphael succeeded Donato Bramante in 1514 as the official Vatican architect. Having previously adorned the "Stanze" or chambers of Julius on the second floor of the papal apartments in the Vatican palace, he was commissioned by Leo X in 1517 to decorate the adjacent Logge. He designed an elaborate cycle of ornamental frescoes for the room's ceiling vaults, doors and auxiliary pillars, which were executed by his assistants Giulio Romano and Giovanni da Udine. Twelve of the quadrilateral ceiling vaults were adorned with murals of familiar Old Testament scenes and one with a scene from the New Testament, while the more decorative frescoes painted on the pilasters by Udine were covered with imaginative compositions of 'grotesque' motifs like foliage, fruit, and chimerical beasts. Cf. Brunet IV, 1110 & 1111; cf. Berlin "Kat". 4068 & 4066; "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Ottaviano 22; cf. "Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten" (Coburg 1984) 104 & no. 245.

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        IL VIGNOLA ILLUSTRATO proposto da Giambattista Spampani, e Carlo Antonini studenti d'architettura

      Rome, Marco Pagliarini, 1770.. FIRST EDITION, Italian text, 1770. Folio, 340 x 230 mm, 13½ x 9 inches, allegorical frontispiece with the bust of Vignola by Fran. Smuglewicz, engraved by Carlo Antonini, large engraved vignette to title page incorporating the arms of Pope Clement XIV to whom the book is dedicated, engraved portrait of the pope facing dedication also by Antonini, 2 engravings in the text of which 1 is half-page, 45 engraved plates numbered from I-IV and then I-XXXXI and 10 unnumbered plates at the end, making a total of 55, woodcut tailpieces and initials, pages (8), xxviii, (2), 58, the 28 pages numbered i-xxviii are usually found after plate XXXXI and before the first of the unnumbered plates, collated and guaranteed complete as to text and plates, bound in old half leather over marbled boards. Binding worn, corners rounded and lacking some leather at tips, marbled paper rubbed and slightly stained, cardboard showing at edges, spine rubbed, loss of leather at head and tail, upper hinge has small crack at tail and another part way along, light damp staining at top edge of frontispiece and portrait, occasional light foxing, some plates faintly browned at margin edges, a few slightly foxed in lower margin, 1 faintly foxed within the plate, 2 small ink spots in upper margin of 4 plates, small ink spot on reverse of 1 plate just showing through slightly on title panel. Binding tight and firm. A good copy. Giacomo Barozzo (1507-1573), known as "Il Vignola", was one of the most important Italian architects of the 16th century. He spent many years in Rome where he took over from Michelangelo in supervising work on St. Peter's Basilica and was responsible for the construction amongst others of the Villa Giulia. Outside Rome two of his most famous works are the Palazzo Farnese di Caprarola and the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli at Assisi. The work incorporates Vignola's essay on the five orders, "Regola delli cinque ordini di architettura" (1562) and a digest of his essay on Perspective, "Le due regole di prospettiva pratica" (1583), plus a brief Life and an essay on geometry. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Travels into North America; containing Its Natural History, and A circumstantial Account of its Plantations and Agriculture in general, with the Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Commercial State of the Country, The Manners of the Inhabitants, and several curious and Important Remarks on various Subjects

      Warrington: Printed by William Eyres, 1770 [vol 1]; London: Printed for the Editor, and sold by T. Lowndes, 1771 [vols 2-3]. 3 volumes, 8vo. (8 x 5 inches). Engraved folding map, 6 engraved plates. List of Subscribers in vol. 2.Publisher's blue paper boards (rebacked with labels renewed). An exceptional copy of the first edition in English, first issue with the Warrington imprint, of "one of the most important and reliable eighteenth- century accounts of American natural history, social organization and political situation" (Streeter). Between 1748 and 1749, Peter Kalm, a noted Swedish naturalist and student of Linnaeus, traveled throughout the northeast of America, specifically in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Canada, surveying the countryside, and recording notes on the inhabitants, the fauna, and the flora of the region. Among his companions on a notable trip into the back country of New York was noted American naturalist John Bartram. Returning to his native Stockholm, Kalm there published the first edition of his observations between 1753 and 1761. This first edition in English, translated by John Reinhold Forster, followed. Kalm's important contributions to the study of American botany make this a fundamental work of early American natural history. Besides the works importance on the natural history of the region, Kalm provides a reliable contemporary account of the Philadelphia area and the Swedish settlements. "Most trustworthy description of Swedish settlements in 18th century Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania" (Howes). This copy in the original boards and in beautiful condition. The first edition, with the Warrington imprint in volume one, is considerably more scarce than later editions in English. Howes K5; Sabin 36989; Streeter Sale 823; TPL 214; Taxonomic Literature 3493; The Plant Hunters, pp.277-79; Lande 482

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        TRAVELS INTO NORTH AMERICA. CONTAINING ITS NATURAL HISTORY, AND A CIRCUMSTANTIAL ACCOUNT OF ITS PLANTATIONS AND AGRICULTURE IN GENERAL...THE CIVIL, ECCLESIASTICAL AND COMMERCIAL STATE OF THE COUNTRY

      Warrington. 1770-71.. Three volumes. xvi,400,[1]; [title-leaf],[8] (subscribers list),[3]-352; viii,310,[14] (index) pp. folding map and six plates. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Map soiled and lightly foxed, backed on linen with some slight loss at folds and near the cartouche. Scattered foxing and tanning. One leaf with closed tear, but no loss of text. About very good. The first English edition, translated by John Reinhold Forster, after the original Swedish edition published in Stockholm in 1753-61. Kalm was in America in 1748-49, using Philadelphia as his base of operations. Much of the first volume is devoted to his observations on the country around that city; much of the second volume relates to his sojourn in the Swedish settlements in southern New Jersey; and the remaining volume concerns his journey north through New York to Montreal and Quebec, and his experiences there in 1749. "One of the most reliable eighteenth- century accounts of American natural history, social organization, and political situation. Kalm gives an especially important account of the American Swedish settlements" - Streeter. This is also an important work of natural history and botany. Kalm was a student of Linnaeus, and he gathered impressive collections during his American travels. He was also a close friend of the American naturalist, John Bartram, and travelled with him into New York State. The text is accompanied by an excellent and large map, "A New and Accurate Map of Part of North America...," which shows the northeastern section of North America from Virginia north and west to Ohio. HOWES K5, "b." STREETER SALE 823. SABIN 36989. Coats, THE PLANT HUNTERS, pp.277-79. LARSON 329. LANDE 482. TPL 214. MEISEL III, p.346. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 3493.

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        LES AMERICAINES ou la Preuve de la religion chretienne par les lumieres naturelles in 6 volumes

      Lyon:: Pierre Bruyset Ponthus,, 1770.. First Edition. 12mo, pp. vi, 331; (ii), 310, (1); (ii), 310; (ii), 463; (ii), 389; (ii), 287, (viii), Bound in full mottled calf, morocco labels, some bumping to some of the corners, yet a very good set. A popular novelist and children's author, Madame Le Prince de Beaumont (1711-1780) was widely published in England and America as well as her native France. Coming from a large artistic family, she was taught at Rouen and when her unhappy marriage was annuled, she determined to supplement her meager income with her writings. In her earliest writings, she argues that women's natural qualities are superior to men. Shortly afterwards, she settled in London where she established a reputation as a governess and started the monthly magazine: "Nouveau Magasin Francais" aimed primarily at women. In 1758, she bought a house near Annecy, France where she lived until her death. In her "Instructions pour les jeunes Dames" (1764) she insists that women should not rely on men but on their own inner resources. Wilson notes: "In "Les Americaines" (1770), Mme. Bonne asks the same young women, now her friends, to imagine how they would react in a European city if they had been transported there suddenly from the forests of America. The ensuing dialogue introduces the women to theology. In spite of her generally conservative views, Mme. Bonne is constantly respectful of her pupils individuality: "Each Lady is made to speak according to her particular Genius, Temper and Inclination." The question and answer technique is designed to stimulate their independent thought, greater self-awareness, and ability to conduct a reasoned debate ...

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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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        Tulipa (Gesneriana) flore erecto foliis ovato-lanceolatis [Garden Tulip with erect pointed leaves] [Pl. 18]

      - [London: 1770]. Hand-coloured engraving. Very good condition. 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. 19 3/8 x 11 7/8 inches. A beautifully designed image from Edwards "British Herbal", a superb and rare work in which Edwards sought the essence of his subjects, producing graceful flower portraits. Edwards lived in London until about 1778, at which time he moved to Surrey, and exhibited at both the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64.

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        Traite sur l'Art de la Danse

      Malpied, M. Traite sur l'Art de la Danse Dedie a [sic] Monsieur Gardel l'aine, Maitre des Ballets de l'Academie Royale de Musique. Par M. Malpied. A Paris Chez Mr. Bouin, Editeur, Rue St. Honore, pres St. Roch. Mdlle. Castagnery, rue des Prouvaires a Versailles, chez Mr. Blaisot, rue Satory. A.P.D.R. (Ca. 1770). 8vo. 19th century calf-backed boards.No signatures. Paginated [vi] 1-122. Engraved title within rococo border, signed, "Ribiere Sculp." All pages engraved, with many choreographic diagrams and musical examples. A very good copy, with slight soiling and darkening to title page and a few other spots. Paraph of the author (?) in ink at the foot of "Avis de l'editeur" leaf . Malpied's Traite is also important in that it describes, for the first time, the five positions for the arms, in conjunction with the five position of the feet. The work also notes detailed treatment of the arms, hands and fingers. Fletcher notes that Malpied?s method "shows a marked advance on the work of Feuillet and Rameau in the simplification of the recording of dance steps." Beaumont concurs that Malpied's book is noted for the simplification and clarification of the Feuillet method. He adds that "there is (at p.108) a complete stenochoreographic record - with the air - of the Menuet." References: Fletcher #37; Beaumont p.120-121; RISM BV1 11 p.532; Fletcher notes that the BM copy was destroyed in WWII. Not in the Malkin collection. Provenance: Edward Tufte. Christies sale 2400, New York 2 December 2010. Lot 51.

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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, In-8° (208x125mm), pp. (4), 314, (1) di errata, legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con unghie e con titolo oro su dorso a 5 nervetti. Fioriture e arrossature usuali quanto leggere. Bell'esemplare. 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. 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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        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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        COMPONIMENTI POETICI IN OCCASIONE CHE SUA ECCELLENZA GIOVANNI PESARO PARTE DALLA PREFETTURA DI VICENZA, DA ESSO LUI GLORIOSAMENTE SOSTENUTA.

      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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        The Works of Mr. William Shakespear

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

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        Les Géorgiques de Virgile, traduction nouvelle en vers françois, enrichies de notes & de figures

      Chez Bleuet Paris: Chez Bleuet, 1770. Contemporary mottled calf framed in gilt triple fillets with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-stamped floral compartment decorations; joints and extremities rubbed, spine leather with small cracks, sides with expectable moderate acid-pitting. All edges gilt. Front hinge (inside) tender; a few scattered light spots, pages overall clean. An early, attractive edition of an excellent translation, with => crisp, lovely, well-impressed plates.. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [2], 366 pp.; 5 plts. Fourth edition, revised and corrected, of Jacques Delille's acclaimed verse translation of the Georgics, first printed in the previous year. Delille was one of the great names of late 18th-century French literature, famed for his translations of Latin classics; Brunet calls him a "versificateur élégant et facile."The work is here illustrated with => a copper-engraved frontispiece and four plates, generally bucolic, done by Joseph de Longueil after Francesco Giuseppe Casanova and Charles Eisen. The text is additionally decorated with pictorial headpieces and fruit and floral tailpieces.

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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 antiquariat.de]

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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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        Cases in surgery, with remarks Part the first [all published]

      Johnston London: Johnston, 1770. 1st edition. White, Charles (1728-1813). Cases in surgery, with remarks. Part the first [all published] . . . To which is added, an essay on the ligature of arteries, by J[ohn] Aikin (1747-1822). 8vo. xv, 198, [2, blank], [3]pp. 7 fold. plates. London: Johnston, 1770. 205 x 125 mm. Sheep c. 1770, gilt-ruled spine with leather label, light rubbing, former owner's name (J. Monckton, Marden, Kent) tooled on front cover and inscribed on front pastedown. Moderate to heavy foxing but a very good, sound copy. First Edition, collecting some earlier papers with new ones on related subjects and including Garrison-Morton 4407, "An account of a new method of reducing shoulders" (1764, describing White's method of reducing shoulder dislocations by suspending the patient from the affected arm) and G-M 4437, "A case in which the upper head of the os humeri was sawed off (1769, first recorded excision of the head of the humerus). This is White's only general surgical book. Re Aikin, whose essay is appended to White's work, see G-M 6705, the first collection of British medical biographies, compiled by Aikin in 1780. White was Aikin's teacher. Waller 10271. Blake 488. Cushing W162 Osler 4223.

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