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        Trophées contenant divers attributs d'Eglise

      Paris: Daumont, 1770. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 6 parts in one volume, folio (458 x 305 mm). 30 engraved plates including 6 titles and 12 engraved plates by Voisord after Delafosse of trophies from various other countries; 10 engraved plates after Delafosse of mantelpieces laid in. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. Some wear at extremities. FIRST EDITION. "After commencing a career as a sculptor, Delafosse established himself as a prominent architect, designer, and engraver to become one of the originators of the heavy, architectonic, classicizing ornament of the Louis XVI style" (Millard). In six parts each with 5 plates: 1) Attributs d'Eglise; 2) Attributs de Guerre; 3) Attributs Militaires; 4) Attibuts Pastorals; 5) Chasse et Peche; 6) Attributs d'Amour et de Musique. At end are 12 additional engraved plates of trophies from various countries, and 10 mantelpiece designs from Delafosse's Iconologie laid-in. See Millard/French 58.

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        De geheime illumineer-konst, behelzende I. Hoe men allerlei zoorten van verwen konstig bereiden en nuttig gebruiken zal, nevens een geheim om de beste Carmyn en Ultermyn te maken (...), 1e, 2e en 3e stuk [1e stuk in 2e druk]. Amsterdam, G. Bom, 1770.

      Gebonden in half leren band uit de tijd, 4+108+(8)+(2)+118+(8)+(2)+160+(12) pag. Goed exemplaar.

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        Endeldijk, hofdicht en andere gedichten. Leiden, van Eyk, 1768.

      "4°, geheel leren band uit de tijd, (14)+270+(2)+(12) pag. Geillustreerd met groot titelvignet, portret van de auteur en portret van Maria van Utrecht door R. Vinkeles naar Stolker naar Mierevelt. Goed exemplaar. De (12) meegebonden ongenummerde pagina's bevatten enkele later verschenen bijlagen: Verbetering en byvoegsel op het hofdicht (2 pag.); Tweede byvoegsel op het hofdicht (4 pag.); By de afbeelding van Maria van Utrecht, echtgenoote van Joan van Oldenbarnevelt, 1770 (4 pag.). Deze bijvoegsels handelen o.a. over de al dan niet wettige geboorte van Maria van Utrecht. Ingeplakt exlibris J.W. Six en aantekening betr. de veiling Blaauw-Six, d.d. Gooilust 1939, waar dit boek onder nr. 362 werd verkocht.".

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        NAÏVE MANUSCRIPT PEN AND INK DRAWINGS circa 1770

      [ANON]. A quarto manuscript book in contemporary marbled card covers, approx 20cm x17cm x1 cm. Unlined paper with a Britannia watermark with J BIGG countermark. [We have found a J BIGG watermark circa 1760-1780 on a drawing held in British Museum ,no. 2010 7072.22 and on a 1789 letter from George Washington; Sotheby's 13/6/17 sale,Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana.There was a John BIGG, a paper manufacturer at Iping Mill , Midhurst, Sussex in England in the 1770's]. Pen and wash drawings with a few unfinished pencil sketches Very unusual illustrations of scenes from English history apparently drawn in the second half of the eighteenth century with portraits of characters from every period from the Anglo-Saxon through the Middle Ages to a copy of Thomas Worlidge's 1723 portrait of John Evelyn. There are images of kings and gentlemen, sailors and soldiers, battles, bishops and a theatrical scene amongst others.A key moment in British literary history is represented as the author of the first book printed in England, Anthony Woodville, presented himself, his book and the printer to the king: 'Earl Rivers presenting his book and Caxton the printer to E[dward] 4.' The drawings are mostly on recto only, occasionally verso too. Most images are finished works in a characterful naïve " folk art" style often with annotation although there is no identity or location given for the work. The manuscript book has been started from both ends.The first image showing Earl Rivers and Caxton originates in a Lambeth Palace Library manuscript but was widely circulated in engraved form. The sources for the images give opportunity for fascinating further research. Some of the most interesting pages offer sequences of images and portraits that imply a narrative history.A group of five images depict the pre-Conquest 'Odo as Early of Kent... as B[isho] of Bayeux' followed by 'Roger Bp of Salisbury H.I' and 'E[dward] C[onfessor] granting Nigel Borstale in Bucks. (HG)'. On another page nine portraits with dates ('1637' '1560' etc) are in a gallery format. On another leaf, Charles II is placed alongside 'John Lilburne', the Leveller, a 'Lady' who has the choice of two alternative 'caps' or headdresses drawn next to her. Historial costume was certainly an interest of the artist who shows James I's elder son Henry posing with a spear pointed at the nearby 'Gentleman in Riding dress'. Below appear a 'Lady, Sea Officer, Lady, Knight', all in Jacobean dress. Elizabeth, Lady Huntingdon [descendant of Mary Tudor] appears in a three strip, page-long procession with 'Walter Tyrell', a yeoman, Prince Charles and several others, the layout rather reminiscent of the illustrations in Reynold's "Murther".There are a number of full page portrait images which range from 'Anglo Saxon warrior' to an accomplished copy of Thomas Worlidge's portrait of John Evelyn and two astrologers depicted separately.

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        The Construction of Timber, From its Early Growth : Explained by the Microscope, And proved from Experiments, In a great Variety of Kinds : In Five Books.

      London : Printed for the Author 1770, 8, 170, 10 pp., 46 (2 color.) engraved plates, with plates 13 & 14 in two states, each hand-coloured, with an additional unlisted plate 33, contemp. half leather rebacked fine copy. First Octavo Edition of "The Construction of Timber, From its Early Growth : Explained by the microscope, and proved from Experiments, In a great Variety of Kinds : In Five Books. On the Parts of Trees their Vessels and their Encrease by Growth: And on the different Disposition of those Parts in various Kinds and the Particularities in their Vessels. With Figures Of Their various Appearances of the Instrument for Cutting them and of the Microscope thro' which they were viewed. By John Hill, M.D. member of the Imperial Academy.London : Printed for the Author and sold by R. Baldwin, in Pater-Noster-Row J. Ridley, in St. James's-Street J. Nourse, T. Becket, P. Elmsly, J. Campbell, in the Strand and T. Davies, in Russel-Street, Covent-Garden.""The most important work to be published on the subject during the eighteenth century." Henrey"The first use of dyes in histology. Hill (1770) had employed dyes in studying the microscopic structure of timer, and that beyond the question, his work was actually histological in nature. His methods in fact, were more like modern histology than the subsequent work of Ehrenberg." H.J. Conn, The History of Staining (1933), p.9"Historians emphasize the barrenness of the 18th century, as compared with the 17th, in the development of the microscope.With one notable exception, this is also true for microtechnique. The great originality which John Hill showed in the manipulation of the material described in his work entitled "The construction of timber, explained by the microscope" has not been given due credit. In his biography of John Hill, T. G. Hill has entirely failed to call attention to one of the most important features of John Hill's work, namely, the superiority of the microtechnique which he employed. Methods were used which had not been employed up to that time and which did not come into general use until fifty years later, and then as rediscoveries by others.Hill did not rely on any one method but studied the structure of stems in many different ways. He used a more elaborate method of maceration than Martin, and was the first to use maceration in the study of wood, sinking a loose wicker basket containing the sticks he wished to study into a stream until the tissues were well oftened. This identical method which was rediscovered by the younger Moldenhawer in 1812 is considered by Sachs as one of the great steps in the progress of phytotomy. Hill also makes the first mention of a method of preservation of material for further study. The practice of dropping the macerated pieces of wood into a solution of alum and then transferring them to spirits of wine, after thoroughly drying, resembles in a very crude manner our modern method of fixing and hardening. The reason for this is seen in his statement that "Nothing but spirit of wine can preserve these tender bodies, and, till I found this method of hardening them first, the liquor often destroyed them. ,, Holzner thinks that Sarrabat or Reichel should have the credit for being the first to use staining methods since they put sticks into colored liquids and then noted the rise of the color. Apathy has raised the question as to whether this work should be regarded as at all comparable to our modern methods of staining microscopical preparations. Judging by the excerpts cited from these articles by Holzner they were macroscopical studies only, and it is very probable that Hill was not aware of them, or the work of Bonnet.Hill is undoubtedly the first to have used staining as an aid in the study of microscopical anatomy of plants. He prepared an alcoholic tincture ofcochineal, in which, after it had been filtered, he placed the stems of plants for a while, discarding that portion which had been immersed in the fluid when he made his sections. "Gilbert Morgan Smith, THE DEVELOPMENT OF BOTANICAL MICROTECHNIQUE. Vol. XXXIV APRIL, 1915 No. 2, pp.76-77The MICROSCOPE: "The composition of the Microscope (which was made, by direction of the Noble Person who is pleased to be the Patron of this Work, and its Author by Mr. Adams, in Fleet-Street, Mathematical Instrument-Maker to his Majesty) will be understood by the annexed figure Plate II." Introduction, p.11"The microscope to which he refers was in fact designed by John Hill's patron (Sir John Stuart, the Earl of Bute, who acted as a patron of scientists and amassed a large collection of scientific instruments of his own), and it was built by George Adams it served to enable Hill to produce remarkably fine drawings of the comparative morphology of various types of wood. This piece of research conceived and executed with the aid of the microscope is one of the few studies carried out in the eighteenth century in which the compound microscope played any serious role. Hill's book contains a full description of this microscope together with a plate, both of which were reprinted in the fourth edition of Adams's Micrographia Illustrata which appeared in the following year. In this latter book, the description is very similar to that in Hill's book, with only odd words here and there changed, whilst the plate is identical. A further engraving, however, appears as the frontispiece of the Micrographia, in which the microscope is shown inclined, together with its oil lamp, and with a micrometer in the eyepiece, whereas the plate used in the body of the text shows no lamp, no micrometer, and the body in the upright position all the usual accessories are included in this latter plate." S. Bradbury, he Evolution of the Microscope (1967), pp.140-141Microtome: "The names of Alexander Cumming (ca.1731-1814) and John Hill are intertwined in microscope history due to Hill's production of a book on structures of wood as examined under the microscope, which was made possible by a microtome invented by Cumming. George Adams wrote that prior to the publication of Hill's book in 1770, interest in microscope development had waned, "either satisfied with the discoveries already made . or tired by it's own exertions". Hill's The Construction of Timber from its Early Growth, Explained by the Microscope described the fine structures of woods, and provided ways to evaluate strength, etc. of this important construction material. Adams wrote, "So important a subject soon revived the ardor for microscopic pursuits, which seems to have been increasing ever since". The Cumming-pattern section cutter was subsequently improved upon by Robert Custance, whose highly-regarded plant sections further stimulated excitement over the microscope." Brian Stevenson

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        Pius Episcopus Seruus Seruorum Dei, Ad Perpetuam rei Memoriam (Pius, bishop, servant of the servants of God, in perpetual memory

      1770 CIRCA 1770 - missing title page, edges rubbed, pages pellowing, cover rubbed, gilt on cover and spine, musty odor, foxing, written in latin DATE PUBLISHED: 1770 CIRCA EDITION: 1120 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Benjamin Hederichs ehemal. Rect. zu Großenhayn gründliches mythologisches Lexicon, worinnen so wohl die fabelhafte, als wahrscheinliche und eigentliche Geschichte der alten römischen, griechischen und ägyptischen Götter und Göttinnen, und was dahin...

      ...gehöret, nebst ihren eigentlichen Bildungen bey den Alten, physikalischen und moralischen Deutungen zusammen getragen, und mit einem Anhange dazu dienlicher genealogischer Tabellen versehen worden. Zu besserm Verständnisse der schönen Künste und Wissenschaften nicht nur für Studierende, sondern auch viele Künstler und Liebhaber der alten Kunstwerke, sorgfältigst durchgesehen, ansehnlich vermehret und verbessert von Johann Joachim Schwaben, öffentl. Lehrer der Weltweish. und fr. Künste zu Leipzig, des gr. Fürstencoll. Colleg. daselbst, und der Universitätsbibliothek Aufseher. Gestochenes Frontispiz von Johann Georg Mentzel, Titelblatt in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Dritte Ausgabe. - (Es fehlt das letzte Blatt mit Tabellen XXX & XXXI, dieses in Fotokopie beigelegt. Erste und letzte Blätter etwas stockfleckig, kleiner Stempel auf Titelblatt, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt einige Marginalien einer Hand der Zeit, meist mit Ergänzungen) Recht gutes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Einband. - Seiten XV-LIV: "Verzeichniß der in diesem Buche angeführten Schriftsteller, nebst Anzeige ihrer gebrauchten Schriften und deren Ausgaben." - "Einst sehr verbreitetes und beliebtes Werk. Die Ausgabe von 1770 stand auf Goethes Schreibtisch. Quelle für Kleists Penthesilea und Grillparzers Goldenes Vlies" (Zischka 38). Goethe benutzte sowohl die erste Ausgabe von 1724 (= Georgi II,223) wie die vorliegende eine zweite erschien 1741 (= Georgi, Suppl. II,145).Benjamin Hederich (1675 - 1748), Sohn eines Geistlichen, besuchte die Fürstenschule in Grimma, studierte in Leipzig und Wittenberg, wo er die Stellung eines Informators einnahm. 1702 wurde er Lehrer an der Schule zu Kloster Bergen, 1705 bis zu seinem Tod hatte er das Rektorat der Schule in Großenhain inne. Durch seine umfangreiche schriftstellerische Tätigkeit wurde er über die Grenzen Deutschlands bekannt. Cf. Jöcher II,1429-1430 & Sandys III,4.Johann Joachim Schwabe (1714 - 1784), Schüler Johann Christoph Gottscheds, Gelehrter, Bibliothekar, Philosoph und Übersetzer. Er lehrte in Leipzig und war Mitglied der Königlich Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. - Third edition. 20th-century leather-backed boards, spine gilt with title. Lacks last leaf with two tables. Some foxing the first and last leaves, lightly browned, some contemporary marginal annotations, else very good. Zischka 38. - RFM - Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        A Collection of the Most Approved Entertaining Stories, Calculated for the Instructions and Amusement of all the little Masters and Misses in the vast Empire. By Solomon Winlove, Esq. A New Edition. London, Printed for E. Newbery, by J. Cundee, n.d. [1780].

      Paper covered boards with a delicate flower pattern. Slight damage at the lower part of the spine. The contents are in good shape. 7,5 x 11,5 cm, [6] 1-121 [3, cat. of little books published by E. Newbery] pp. Engraved title page of the story 'The Knights' and six woodcuts throughout the text."This rare 'new' edition contains seventeen stories that differ from fables to fairy tales. The first and second edition of this book were published in 1770. The stories are rewritten and brought together by Solomon Winlove. It is thought that Winlove is a pseudonym used by the Irish scholar and author Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774). Goldsmith is better known as the writer of the novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) and the poem The Deserted Village (1771). As Winlove, the author mainly focussed on moral and instructional stories, for example in his version of the Holy Bible for children (1772) or The pleasing moralist (1798) . The 'new' edition of this beautifully written and composed book is very rare. B2363"

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        Erstere und fernere Versuche mit Schnecken nebst einem Nachtrage.

      

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        Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roi. Histoire des OISEAUX.

      Imprimerie Royale 1770 - Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1785, 18 volumes in-12 reliés basane marbrée de l’époque, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges. (3 coiffes usées, quelques coins émoussés, épidermures sur plusieurs plats). Complet des oiseaux, illustré de 252 planches hors-texte. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oenologie ou Discours, Sur la meilleure méthode de faire le Vin & de cultiver la Vigne. Par l'Auteur du Traité de la Mouture Économique

      A Dijon, chez Capel et Edme Bidault - de l'imprimerie de Defay, 1770, in-12, [8] ff, XXXV-[1]-[4]-280 pages, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, pièce de titre grenat, tranches rouges, coupes filetées, ÉDITION ORIGINALE, "très rare" selon Oberlé, dédiée au comte de Saint Florentin. Exemplaire bien complet de l'épitre dédicatoire dans lequel l'auteur demande à ce ministre de Louis XV la création, pour la Bourgogne, d'une Société d'Agriculture spécialement vouée à la viticulture. Bel exemplaire malgré des traces d'épidermures à la reliure. Oberlé Collection Fritsch, 108 ; Vicaire, Bibliographie gastronomique, 79.

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        HAMBURG., "Aussicht auf die Elbe von der Schiffer Boerse in Hamburg nach Westen aud auf Altona".

      Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von Leizelt, Augsburg, um 1770, 24,5 x 37 cm. In der Kaiserlichen Akademie in Augsburg erschienenes, seltenes, altkoloriertes Guckkastenblatt von guter Erhaltung. Hamburg, Guckkastenblatt

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        Topographie von Niederösterreich in welcher alle Städte, Märkte, Dörfer, Klöster, Schlösser, Herrschaften, Landgüter, Edelsitze, Freyhöfe, namhafte Oerter u. d. g. angezeiget werden, welche in diesem Erzherzogthume wirklich angetroffen werden, oder sich ehemals darinnen befunden haben. 3 Bde.

      Wien, Joseph Kurzböck 1769-1770. - Wurzbach LIV (hier irrig 1767-70), 79 ff.; ADB XLI, 552 f.; Slg. Eckl III, 238. Seltenes u. gesuchtes Werk, vollständig vorliegend mit dem häufig fehlenden, mit eigenständigem Titel erschienenen 3. Band über Wien (,Beschreibung der k.k. Haupt und Residenzstade (sic!) Wien`). Die beiden ersten Bänden enthalten ein alphabetisches Ortsverzeichnis. War seiner Zeit "mustergiltig und einzig in seiner Art.und die verlässlichste Quelle für Alle., die sich über die Topographie Niederösterreichs unterrichten wollten." (Wurzb.). Der aus Sachsen stammende Verfasser Friedrich Wilhelm Weiskern (1711-1768) war in Wien erfolgreich als Schauspieler und Bühnenschriftsteller tätig. Das vorliegende Werk, an dem W. "Jahre lang mit unermüdlichem Fleiße gearbeitet hatte", gab nach W.s Tod seine Witwe Pauline heraus. - Plan von Wien fehlt in unserem Exemplar. Tit., 5 Bll. (Titelei), 428 S; Tit., 327(1) S. u. Tit., 1 Bl., 222(4) (recte 240) S., 177(7) S. (,Beschreibung der Häuser in der Stadt Wien`), 8 Bll. (Subskribenten-Liste). Mit 1 gest. Portr. des Verf. als Front. (Mansfeld fec.), u. einigen Holzschnitt-Vign. Dekorative , marmor. Ldr.bde. d. Zt. m. Tit. u. reichen Verz. in Goldbepräg. auf Rü. sowie gemust. Kleisterpapier-Vorsätzen. Einbde. abgerieben; Rü. stärker abgewetzt; Ecken bestoßen; Bd. 1 an den Kapiteln eingerissen; Rü. v. Bd. 2 später auf Ln. aufgezogen; bei Bd. 3 vorderer u. hint. Buchdeckel lose; Tit. etw. gebräunt u. fleckig; im Text sauber, kaum abgegriffen u. nur m. einigen wenigen Bleistift- Anstreich; einige Ss. im 3. Bd wasserrandig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        École d'Agriculture pratique. Essai sur l'Amélioration des Terres. 2 ouvrages en 1 volume.

      A Paris, chez Knapen & Delaguette + chez Durand 1770-1759 - 2 ouvrages en un volume. Complet & Contrôlé. 1° École d'Agriculture pratique, Suivant les Principes de M. Sarcey de Sutières (André 1720-1789), ancien Gentilhomme Servant, & de la Société Royale d'Agriculture de Paris. Par M. De GRACE. Ancien Auteur de la Gazette & du Journal d'Agriculture, &c. 1 planche repliée, reliée in fine. A Paris, chez Knapen & Delaguette - 1770 - 328 pages - Une planche dépliante reliée entre l'Avertissement et la Table des Matières. ÉDITION ORIGINALE très rare. 2° Essai sur l'Amélioration des Terres. Henry Pattullo nommé à la fin de l'épitre à Madame de Pompadour. A Paris, chez Durand - 1759 - 285 pages - 3 Figures. Reliure plein veau blond de l'époque, relié à Metz, chez Grosclaude. Dos lisse à filets dorés, pièces rouge et verte. Tranches rouges. Déchirure marginale de la planche dépliante sans perte et sans gravité. Petits trous de ver au plat inférieur. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-12°(17x10). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Patent of nobility, donated by Roman Empress Maria Theresia of Austria (1717-1780) to the brothers Franz Karl, Ignaz Victor, Johann Adalbert and Gottlieb Xaver Geramb.

      - Holy Roman Empire, Vienna, d.d. 4 July 1770. Folio, full red velvet with damaged yellow silk ribbons, bound with yellow wire. 36 x 29cm. (18) pages on vellum. Manuscript, calligraphic text, with printed decorative margins. One hand painted coat-of-arms in colour and gold and the signature of Empress Maria Theresia. Imperial red wax seal attached in disc shaped decorated wooden box, intact. It is attached to the book by the yellow wire of the binding. All in good condition. This patent of nobility was issued to four brothers who were entitled to call themselves Von (Edle von) Geramb thereafter. The Von Geramb family, reputedly from Hungarian origins, lived in what we now know as Austria and served the holy roman empire for several generations as is stated in the patent of nobility. Franz Karl served as aide-de-camps in the Kalnofischen Husar Regiment and was among other things active in the campaign in the Netherlands. Later on he became inspector in Nagybanien (also known in German as Frauenbach, currently in Romania). Ignaz Victor was a military man as well and served in the Graf Serbellonischen Cuirassier Regiment. Johann Adalbert served as Oberleutnant and distinguished himself in the Prussian War. The last brother mentioned, Gottlieb Xaver(ius) seems to have been active as Oberhuttenverwalter. H136

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be read in churches

      Oxford. T. Wright & W. Gill - Printers to the University, 1770. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Bound in tooled maroon leather. Gold gilt on the boards and spine. 5 raised bands on the spine. Binding appears to be contemporary to the publishing date. Marbled end papers. Previous owner's book plate under the front board from the library of Harriet Bowles. Above the book plate is a tipped in inspirational message which appears to be about 150 years old. The verso of the front end page is inscribed "Matilda Bowles Dec. 1802". Beneath this is written "William H Bowles 1879" in the same hand, William Bowles has inscribed:"This Matilda was the sixth daughter of Charles Bowles Esq. of Sheen House. In later life she lived at Bushey Park Cottage on the borders of Bushey Park where I remember being taken to see her as a little boy by my mother who used to drive over to visit the old lady from Woking."The book is remarkably well preserved. The binding is strong. There are age related marks in the text. There is also minor annotation, particularly in the New Testament. The condition is given in terms of the book's age. The boards are shelf worn as one would expect from a book of this era that has been well cared for.

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        Résumé des conférences de Messieurs les Capitaines du Régiment de Grenoble du Corps Royal de l'Artillerie pendant l'été de l'année 1767. Mémoire sur l'approvisionnement des places en ce qui concerne l'artillerie et des attentions que doivent avoir les Officiers qui la commandent pour l'employer utilement. Mémoire pour approvisionner une place menacée d'être assiégée, en munitions et attirails d'artillerie et des moyens de faire usage pour bien la défendre. Mémoire sur les bois que l'on employe dans les arsenaux aux différentes constructions de l'artillerie

      Sans lieu ni date vers 1770. In-4 relié plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs très orné, tranches rouges. Documents entièrement manuscrit de plus de 500 pages d'une écriture très lisible. La dernière partie, concernant l'utilisation des bois sur plus de 30 pages, est du plus grand intérêt quant à la reconnaissance des bois, de leurs qualités, défauts, précautions à prendre, croissance, utilisations etc. Reliure un peu frottée, quelques épidermures sans grande gravité. Très bon exemplaire.

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        Istoria del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo rappresentata con bellissime figure con spiegazioni estratte da' Santi Padri, che molto edificano e servono a ben ordinare i costumi in ogni genere di persone

      Venice: nella stamperia di Giambatista Albrizzi. Good+. 1770. Paperback. 8 p.l., 766 & [2] pages; Original flexible paste-paper boards. Spine quite worn, with upper portion now missing, exposing the sewing and the folded ends of the gatherings, some soiling and marks to the front and rear covers, hinges still attached by the sewing, upper corner of the first several leaves bumped, some lifting to the front paste-down endpaper. With engraved frontispiece and over 100 half-page illustrations throughout, along with an assortment of woodcut decorative tailpieces. With two Rockwell Kent bookplates, designed by the artist himself, mounted to the front paste-down endpaper. These bookplates date from Kent's second and third marriages. While living on Monhegan early in the twentieth century, Rockwell Kent met his first wife, Kathleen Whiting, a niece of painter Abbott Handerson Thayer. Over the course of the next 13 years, the couple had five children together until their divorce in 1925. Kent was married again in 1926 to Frances Lee Higgins, and, after a 1939 divorce, yet another marriage followed in 1940 to Shirley (“Sally”) Johnstone. Both bookplates Kent used for this book were exhibited at SUNY Plattsburg's State Art Museum "Art of the Bookplate" at the University's Rockwell Kent Gallery. [The larger plate is #458 - Frances and Rockwell Kent, 1928, image: 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 ", paper: 3 x 2 1/8 ". The smaller plate mounted beneath is #560- Sally and Rockwell Kent, 1955, image: approx. 1 1 x 1 1/4 ", paper: 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 "]. There is an interesting inscription in ink on a front blank leaf: "To Clarke Bowen / Compliments of / Mr. Joseph Calì / Artist / Malta / 31st March / 1914." Giuseppe Calì (1846 –1930) was a Maltese painter, born in Valletta of Neapolitan parents and educated at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Naples. He was a prolific artist: almost every church of any consequence in Malta boasts work by Giuseppe Calì. He was commemorated by the Republic of Malta with a series of four postage stamps in 1996, and a coin in 2004. The 'New York Times' (23 May 1915) printed a notice of a private exhibition of Clarke Bowen's collection of art, furniture and objects at his home, Woodhaven [Queens], noting that most of Bowen's paintings had been aquired in Malta. There are also brief eighteenth century ownership inscriptions on that same front blank and the title page. Printed as an unusually tall 12mo. Collation: [-] 8 A-Ii 12. With both half title and a genuine initial blank leaf ([-]1). Despite the wear to the fragile original boards, a clean and complete copy of what is now a rare book. OCLC Number: 636308750 (locating a single copy only, at the Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese, Lugano, Switzerland. From the collation, it appears that this sole OCLC copy lacked the initial blank leaf, and had only the text of the "Vecchio Testamento" - ending with page 504). A search of the huge database of ICCU [4600 Italian libraries -- Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche)] turns up three copies in Italy -- [Biblioteca comunale Planettiana - Jesi - AN; Biblioteca del Monte - Perugia - PG; and Biblioteca comunale Manfrediana - Faenza - RA]. The collation of the uniform listing is completely in accord with our copy, with the blank leaf, the frontispiece, 766 pages of text (Testamenti Vecchio e Nuovo) and [2] pages of "Tavola." The Hauptbibliothek Altstadt at Heidelberg University has a copy with identical pagination (and the same frontispiece), but evidently dated "1760." Since that date, ten years earlier than our copy, is not mentioned in the 4600 library database of the ICCU, I suggest that this is a typographical error in modern cataloguing rather than a variant. No copies recorded in the USA, none in the British Library, or the Bibliotheque Nationale. Some of the many illustrations throughout show some wear in this copy, and the plates from which those were printed were almost certainly reused from earlier sources. Still, ownership of this copy seemed to inspire two reknowned artists, and at least one American collector of paintings. .

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        BUCOLICA, GEORGICA ET AENEIS.,

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, "1757" (ca. 1770). Second edition. - 4to (9 x 11 1/2). Title, [8] Subscribers, 103, [2], 105-231, 233-432 pages. Page 224 is incorrectly numbered 424. FOXING varies from considerable on some pages to none on other pages. Ink name on blank. Straight grain olive morocco paneled in gilt with a Greek key design, gilt rules, & corner pieces; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Some wear, but very good. This is Baskerville's "facsimile" edition of his first and finest book. Demand for the Virgil surpassed the supply. This second edition reprints the original subscriber list, but with 24 more names. Whether it was intended as a facsimile or as a forgery (as some have suggested), this version is neither. The book is printed entirely on laid paper and without cancels. The first edition has some wove paper and numerous cancels. First edition errors have been corrected and replaced with different errors. On the title page, the "J" in Johannis is to the left of the "B" in "Birmingham" above it. (In the first edition, the "J" is placed between the "B" and the "I." "The second edition, unlike the first, is a rare book"--Gaskell 2. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Designs of Inigo Jones, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Public and Private Buildings.

      London: At Horace's Head, Fleet-Street.: Benjamin White, 1770. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good +. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. JONES Inigo. FLITCROFT Henry 1697-1769. BURLINGTON Richard Boyle 3rd Earl 1694-1753. PALLADIO Andrea 1508-1580. WEBB John 1611-1672.. VG+, Two volumes bound as 1, 1770, 2nd ed, complete with 138 numbered pls + 4 engraved title pages. In modern 'Old' half calf over red marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, 1770, 2 engraved title pages (with portrait vignettes), not paginated but leaves C-H (pl list in English & French), 73 plates, 2 vignettes, 2 headers, 2 footers, 2 initial letters. 1770, tp, B-D, tp, E-G, 65 pls, 2 vignettes, 2 headers, 2 footers, 2 initial letters, + 2 engraved title pages. Some occasional learned pencil measurements, some light water stains to a few pl margins, some light edge browning, some skilfull paper repairs. But overall, a Very Good + copy. (Folio, 347*522 mm). (ESTC T116215. Lowndes 1037. ONeal 59b.Brunet 563). The first edition was published in 1727 & there was another smaller edition published in 1835. Please contact for further information. Made up of 138 numbered plates on 99 leaves, which include 26 doubles, and 5 quads. Numbered 1-73 in the first [part & 1-64 in the second. Jones, architect and theatre designer. And: Kent, painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings. See ODNB.

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        Bohuslai Balbini [ Bohuslav Balbinus ] Tabularium Bohemo-Genealogicum

      J.A. Hagen, Prag 1770 - ". id est Genealogicae Tabulae quibus nobilium et illustrium Familiarum in regno Bohemiae majores genealogice delineantur, nullo tamen antiquitatis, aut dignitatis ordine. Opus nobilitate nostre gloriosum a multis div expetitum magno curarum pretio, et annorum decuribus elaboratorum , ac editum Miscellaneorum decade II. libro II. A. MDCLXXXVII" . 249 Bll.nicht paginiert. 69 doppelseitige genealogische Tafeln verzeichnen zehn der vornehmsten Häuser Böhmens. -- Kaunitz, Kinski, Kolovrat, Lobkowicz, Salm, Schafgotsch, Schlick, Sternberg, Trautmansdorf, Wrbna. -- Es fehlen 8+1 Seiten der 'Tabulas Kaunizianas Introductio' --- 8°lex. Leder der Zeit berieben, die ersten Bogen fingerfleckig teilweise leicht wasserrandig. Einige Bogen mit inaktiven Wurmgängen mit minimalstem Textverlust. Block und Einband solide und fest. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Lady Lucie Fenton. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglois par M. D. M** Premiere [- Troisieme] partie.

      1770 - 3 vols., a few spots here and there, small piece torn from blank area of half-title in vol. iii, pp. [iv], 203, [3]; [iv], 197, [3]; [iv], 184, [4], 12mo, curiously recased in apparently makeshift boards, pink cloth lettering pieces lettered and numbered in black ink, good. The imprint is false: probably printed in Paris.' Light summer reading for ladies: or, The history of Lady Lucy Fenton' was published in three volumes in 1768, but is not recorded in ESTC: COPAC records 2 copies, BL and Bodleian. It was favourably, and lengthily, reviewed in The Critical Review, which concluded that 'continens nihil repugnans bonis moribus, but, on the contrary, it may be a preservative against female levity and dissipation. There are 2 editions in French in ESTC, the present (2 copies in Oxford), and 1 of 1769 (BL and Oxford only). (ESTC T231010)

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        The Designs of Inigo Jones, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Public and Private Buildings.

      In modern 'Old' half calf over red marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, 1770, 2 engraved title pages (with portrait vignettes), not paginated but leaves C-H (pl list in English & French), 73 plates, 2 vignettes, 2 headers, 2 footers, 2 initial letters. 1770, tp, B-D, tp, E-G, 65 pls, 2 vignettes, 2 headers, 2 footers, 2 initial letters, + 2 engraved title pages. Some occasional learned pencil measurements, some light water stains to a few pl margins, some light edge browning, some skilfull paper repairs. But overall, a Very Good + copy. (Folio, 347*522 mm). The first edition was published in 1727 & there was another smaller edition published in 1835. Made up of 138 numbered plates on 99 leaves, which include 26 doubles, and 5 quads. Numbered 1-73 in the first [part & 1-64 in the second. Jones, architect and theatre designer. And: Kent, painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings. See ODNB.

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        Charpenterie. [Auszug aus dem Tafelteil der «Encyclopédie»].

      o. Angaben, o. J. [ca. ] 1770 - 2°, 11 S. Verzeichnis u. 53 tlw. dopelblattgrosse gestochene Taf. (nummeriert von 1 - 51, dazu die Taf. 30bis und 39bis), Geh., Rücken mit (neuerem) Textilklebebd. übezogen, tlw. eckknittrig, selten min. stockfl. Die Tafeln zum Zimmermannshandwerk aus dem aufklärerischen Monumentalwerk, 1751 - 1780 erschienen. 1100 gr. Schlagworte: Architektur - HolzbauArchitektur - GeschichteNeueingänge - Architektur, Design

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        The Designs of Inigo Jones, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Public and Private Buildings.

      London: At Horace's Head, Fleet-Street.: Benjamin White, 1770. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good +. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. JONES Inigo. FLITCROFT Henry 1697-1769. BURLINGTON Richard Boyle 3rd Earl 1694-1753. PALLADIO Andrea 1508-1580. WEBB John 1611-1672.. VG+, Two volumes bound as 1, 1770, 2nd ed, complete with 138 numbered pls + 4 engraved title pages. In modern 'Old' half calf over red marbled boards, some blind tooling. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, 1770, 2 engraved title pages (with portrait vignettes), not paginated but leaves C-H (pl list in English & French), 73 plates, 2 vignettes, 2 headers, 2 footers, 2 initial letters. 1770, tp, B-D, tp, E-G, 65 pls, 2 vignettes, 2 headers, 2 footers, 2 initial letters, + 2 engraved title pages. Some occasional learned pencil measurements, some light water stains to a few pl margins, some light edge browning, some skilfull paper repairs. But overall, a Very Good + copy. (Folio, 347*522 mm). (ESTC T116215. Lowndes 1037. ONeal 59b.Brunet 563). The first edition was published in 1727 & there was another smaller edition published in 1835. Please contact for further information. Made up of 138 numbered plates on 99 leaves, which include 26 doubles, and 5 quads. Numbered 1-73 in the first [part & 1-64 in the second. Jones, architect and theatre designer. And: Kent, painter, architect, and designer of gardens and interior furnishings. See ODNB.

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        A Complete Treatise of Practical Navigation, Demonstrated from It's First Principles: with All the Necessary Tables To Which are Added, the Useful Theorems of Mensuration, Surveying, and Gauging; with their Application to Practice

      London: in London]. Good+. 1770. Eighth. Hardcover. xii & 525 pages; Eighth edition revised and corrected by the author with large additions and alterations. Contemporary sheepskin leather, spine with five raised bands, dark red label lettered in gilt. The binding is rubbed and worn, with splitting along the hinges (boards still solidly attached by the cords), minor dampstains distributed throughout, but especially to the first and last few leaves. The author, Archibald Patoun (1706-1775) had a long career in the British military, where he became a sub-Director and Major in the Engineers, January 4, 1758. He is mainly known for this useful and detailed text on navigation and surveying which was first published in 1730; his text was printed in this expanded eighth edition in 1770, near the end of the author's life. This copy, despite wear and staining, is complete; it has the folding engraved plate facing page 262 and the astronomical and other figures in the text. But the main point of interest for this copy is its extraordinary provenance in Revolutionary-era Pennsylvania. There is an ownership signature of one "Gulielmus Smith / Ejus Liber/ A D 1782" at the head of the half title. It seems likely that this was the Scottish-born William Smith whose 1753 essay on education attracted the attention of Benjamin Franklin, who invited Smith to teach natural philosophy and logic at the Academy of Philadelphia. In 1755 the Academy was chartered as the College of Philadelphia and Smith was appointed Provost, which position he held until 1779 when the College became the University of the State of Pennsylvania; resumed his position in 1789, when the College was restored. The Rev. Smith's interests in the subject matter of this volume can be demonstrated by his leading part in the Pennsylvania arrangements to observe the eagerly awaited transit of Venus in June, 1769. Smith was a founding member of the American Philosophical Society, and organized its efforts concerning the transit. William Smith was at David Rittenhouse's house at Norriton, 20 miles outside Philadelphia for the fateful day, looking through the best of the three telescopes, and wrote the extensive report of their observations to the Society. In the last decade of his life, Smith, like the next owner, became a land-speculator involved in the development of the then western frontier of Pennsylvania (as the founder of Huntingdon). Below Smith's inscription is the first of three inscriptions by Michael Ross -- (repeated on the title page and the blank verso of the final page of text). The inscription on the title page is arranged neatly in fine handwriting in ink in the blank spaces in both margins and extends to the space below the long list of bookseller/publishers: "Mich'l Ross's / Book given/ to him / by Frederick / Esling October 5th 1783." Frederick Esling (1761-1800) is recorded among the list of inhabitants of the Province of Pennsylvania who took the oath of allegiance to the State Government after the Declaration of Independence; he appears under date of October 12, 1784 - "Frederick Esling, son of Paul Esling, of Philadelphia, a native, come to the age of 21 years." Later Frederick Esling ran away from the ship 'General Green' of the Pennsylvania Navy, August 22, 1799. "This ship was in commission only about six months; great difficulty was experienced in manning her, the men running away." Michael Ross, to whom Esling gave this book, has an even more interesting Pennsylvania history. Ross was born in Scotland on July 12, 1759. He and his mother crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1772 and landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They became indentured servants to Samuel Wallis, known as the "Land King" of the West Branch Susquehanna River Valley. Wallis had extensive holdings in Muncy Township, and brought Michael Ross and his mother to that place, where Ross was trained as a surveyor's assistant. Samuel Wallis must have been impressed with young Michael Ross as Wallis gave Ross 109 acres of land and a favorable letter of recommendation. Soon, Michael Ross became a successful surveyor and farmer. He used his profits from surveying to purchase 285 acres of land along the West Branch Susquehanna River, between Loyalsock and Lycoming Creeks. Ross's parcel of land was originally called "Virginia" -- eventually it became Williamsport, the county seat of Lycoming County. Ross used his skills to survey his land and laid out lots which formed the center of the new town, but his fellow landowner, William Hepburn, had political savvy necesssary to conduct a campaign to get Williamsport declared the county seat. There is some evidence that Hepburn and Ross hired men to deal with a courier who carried documents which might have demonstrated low-lying Williamsport's comparative unsuitability to nearby Jaysburg. Reportedly, their hirelings got the man drunk, cut his saddlebags, and made off with the problematic papers. But the real key to their success is more likely that Hepburn (by now a County Judge) persuaded Michael Ross to donate some lots of his property to the state commissioners for the building of a county courthouse and jail. This apparently improved the offer made by a third local town, and Williamsport was selected as seat, despite the fact that it was little more than a few cabins built on land which might properly have been characterized as "swamp-like." (It took nearly ten years from the official "selection" in 1794 for the jail and courthouse to be completed; during most of this decade, Jaysburg served as the de-facto seat, but Williamsport retained its official status as seat, and serves as such to this day). There is an inscription on the verso of the blank leaf facing the title page: "John Ross's Book / December 27th 1821 / Given to him by / Michael Ross Direct." There are three numbers with North and East coordinates written on the recto of this leaf -- (most likely the locations of three of Michael Ross's lots. There is yet another inscription of interest, written in what appears to be William Smith's hand -- on the verso of the rear free endpaper: "Pennsylvania one of happiest / Countrys in the world. God grant it may / Long Continue / A Domini 1782." OCLC Number: 190793561; ESTC Citation No. T121891 (locating four copies only: British Library; National Library of Scotland; Library of Congress; Society of the Cincinnati). .

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        Carte de la coste d'Arabie, Mer Rouge, et Golfe du Perse. Tirée de la Carte de l'Ocean Oriental publiée en 1740. Par ordre de M. le Comte de Maurepas.

      Amsterdam, ca. 1770. - Engraved map (260 x 243 mm). "This map is perhaps the original of the maps appearing in Prévost" (Tibbetts). Map of Arabia and the Red Sea emphasizes the coastlines and the interior is primarily left blank. The shoals and navigational hazards in the Red Sea and the pearl banks off the coast of Bahrain are also noted. Decorated with a title cartouche. - Well preserved. Tibbetts 267. Not in Al Ankary and Al-Qasimi.

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        ESTRACTO DE NOTICIAS DEL PUERTO DE MONTERREY, DE LA MISSION, Y PRESIDIO QUE SE HAN ESTABLECIDO EN EL CON LA DENOMINACION DE SAN CARLOS, Y DEL SUCESSO DE LAS DOS EXPEDICIONES DE MAR, Y TIERRA QUE A ESTE FIN SE DESPACHARON EN EL AÑO PROXIMO ANTERIOR DE 1769 [caption title]

      [Mexico: en la Imprenta del Superior Govierno 16. de Agosto de, 1770. [5]pp. Folio. Loose sheets. Slight wrinkling to upper right corner of first leaf, a couple of light soil marks. Near fine. In a half morocco box. The exceedingly rare folio issue, published for official circulation. "Portola and Costanso...arrived in Mexico City on August 10, 1770, bringing the first news of the occupation of Monterey. The government therefore lost very little time in having the occupation report printed. It is the earliest known printed piece, since Torquemada's MONARCHIA INDIANA, to contain any information regarding what is now known as Upper California....About half a dozen copies of the Folio issue are known, and probably only four copies of the 4to edition" - Wagner. "Although Wagner would not commit himself on the question of priority, never having discovered any contemporary statement as to which was printed first, Cowan considered the folio issue to be the first. Dr. George P. Hammond presents a conclusive solution to the problem in NOTICIAS DE CALIFORNIA (Book Club of California, 1958): On the basis of two corrections made in the quarto of spelling errors in the folio, he assigned priority to the folio" - Howell. "The first published account of the first permanent settlement in California, the ESTRACTO being the preliminary report of the Portola expedition" - Streeter sale (folio issue). ZAMORANO 80, 35. HOWELL 50:195. COWAN, p.199. GRAFF 1264. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 150. MEDINA (MEXICO) 5330. PALAU 84307. STREETER SALE 2438. STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 74n. LC, CALIFORNIA CENTENNIAL 26. ROCQ 5676.

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        EDES & GILL'S NORTH-AMERICAN ALMANACK, AND MASSACHUSETTS REGISTER, FOR THE YEAR 1770

      Boston: Printed (upon Paper Manufactured in this Country) and Sold by Edes & Gill, 1770. [56 (of 60)]pp. Leaves E3, E7, and E8 supplied in expert facsimile. 12mo. Dbd. Light foxing and soiling. Corners lightly worn. Revere engraving with slight marginal repairs, affecting a few letters of captions but not the image. Very good. In a half morocco box. This Edes & Gill almanac is most notable for its frontispiece, the first of three engraved views of Boston executed by Paul Revere. The handsome view, entitled "A Prospective View of the Town of Boston...," depicts the city on Oct. 1, 1768, when British troops landed to control rebellious sentiment. The wharves, churches, and other large public buildings are shown in some detail. Eight ships are visible in the harbor, all of which are named in the bottom margin of the view, and troops can be seen disembarking from small boats at Long Wharf. The engraving is signed "P. Revere" in the center of the lower border. This is the only metal cut signed by Revere, who was a silvermith by trade. While Brigham, with some authority, is able to ascribe other cuts to him on the basis of style, this is the only signed one. The text contains important political notices relating to impending rebellion, including a list of merchants "who audaciously continue to counteract the United Sentiments of the Body of Merchants thro'out North-America; by importing British Goods contrary to the Agreement." Also printed herein is "A New Song," which proudly proclaims, "In freedom we're born, and in freedom we'll live!" Evans mistakenly attributes 1769 as the year of publication, but a contemporary announcement cited by Brigham establishes a publication date of Feb. 22, 1770. Thus this work was issued just before the famous Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770. In April 1770, Revere issued a much larger scale view of Boston, showing the port with British troops landing. This larger print has sold for as much as $300,000. A wonderful and important view of Boston at the brink of Revolution, published about two weeks before the Boston Massacre, and the first such view executed by Revere. EVANS 11479. BRIGHAM, pp.60-62,134. DRAKE 3189. Reps, "Boston by Bostonians," in BOSTON PRINTS & PRINTMAKERS (Boston, 1973), pp.45-50.

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        Gli elementi teorico pratici delle matematiche pure. Resi pubblici da Domenico Pollera.

      Montanari, 1770. 7 voll., in 4°, br. muta, pp. IC compl. + 2721 compl. L'opera è stata definita dal Sig. De la Grange (lettera a p. XII del 7° vol.) una delle più complete mai eseguite. L'opera è arricchita da 37 inc. più volte ripiegate, da 4 tavv. di equazioni e dalla tavola dei logaritimi dal n. 1 al n. 20000. Ogni volume tratta un argomento: 1°- Calcolo delle quantità determinate; 2° - Calcolo delle quantità indeterminate; 3° - La misura della quantità estesa; 4° - Calcolo applicato alla quantità continua; 5° - Calcolo differenziale; 6° e 7° - Calcolo integrale. Barbe. Carta forte. Mende alle copp. (dorsi dei primi 3 voll. quasi completamente mancanti). Tracce di gore. Legatura lenta.

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        VOLLSTANDIGES MARBURGER GESANG-BUCH...

      Leaf height 6.5 in / 16.5 cm. Old unlettered calf with four raised bands, brown page edges. pp [14], 490, [15]. 13, 82, [i.e., 83], [1, blank]. [72 is used twice for a page number at rear]. Frontispiece woodcut portrait of Luther.Text in double columns. Title page continues: "Trostreichen Psalmen und Gesangen Hrn. D. Martin Luthers. und Zur Uebung der Gottseligkeit, in 649 Christlichen und Trostreichen Psalmen und Gesangen Hrn. D. Martin Luthers. und anderer Gottseliger Lehrer, Ordentlich in XII. Theile verfasset, Und mit nothigen Registern auch einer Verzeichniss versehen, unter welche Titul die im Anhaang befindlichen Lieder gehorig: Auch zur beforderung des so Kirchen-als Privat-Gottesdienstes, Mit erbaulichen Morgen-Abend-Buss-Bericht-und Communion-Gebatlein vermehret." Metal clasps to fore edges but straps lacking; outer corners rounded; covers rubbed but not worn; endpapers tanned, with browning to margins; inner hinges cracked but joints firm; two separations in gutters of last two signatures, which protrude slightly and are a bit ragged at edges (no text affected); narrow strip of inner margin of last page skinned, with some text affected; text paper a little yellowed with some corner creases. Long closed tear to pp 173-74 neatly repaired on verso with transparent rice paper, the tear scarcely visible on the recto. Clipped ink signature affixed to front fly of Mrs. Sutton Frizelle, with an ink note beneath stating that the book was bought from her sale of goods in Dundas Street in Woodstock, Ontario, 15 Oct., 1927, and signed by the purchaser N. Louise Hill. In all, a very good copy, sound in the bindfing, text clean and unworn. >>> The fourth Sauer edition of the Marburg Song Book, previously published in 1757 (for 1758), 1759, and 1762, and later in 1777. Lutheran hymns, catechism, liturgy. Evans 11714: This was the first Lutheran hymnbook printed in the United States. Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover .

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        A Six Months Tour through the North of England. Containing, An Account of the present State of Agriculture, Manufactures and Population, in several Counties of this Kingdom In Four Volumes.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan [& 3 others], 1770 - 4 volumes, octavo (201 x 123 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco labels, compartments and boards ruled in gilt, raised bands, edges speckled red. Extremities rubbed, spin ends a little bumped with a few splits to joints, endpapers browned from turn-ins, hinges gently cracked but holding, contents very lightly tanned with occasional spotting, overall a bright set in very good condition. 28 engraved plates (many folding) and 6 folding tables. Armorial bookplates of Joseph Pickford and bookseller's tickets to front pastedowns, bookplates of Robin Shield to front free endpapers, ink ownership inscription to front pastedown of volume 1. First edition of the great agricultural reformer's survey of the northern counties of England. Young's Tours are "his most valuable publications", and the English Tours in particular contain "the best account of the state of the country, and the condition of the agriculturists, between 1760 and 1780" (McCulloch, p. 214). England "with its increased acreage of cultivated land resulting from the enclosure system, and the consequent rise of great landowners and farmers in the eighteenth century, especially welcomed innovations in agricultural methods. Arthur Young applied statistical methods to the study of agriculture, investigating both the statistics of production and the costs of this particular industry. He obtained his information from a series of extensive tours in England, Ireland and France, where he studied the state of agriculture at first hand. These journeys resulted in the publication of about two hundred and fifty books and pamphlets setting out his ideas and theories" (PMM). Einaudi 6096; Goldsmiths' 10612; Higgs 4852; Kress 6767. See McCulloch, p. 213-4; Printing and the Mind of Man 214 (for A Six Weeks Tour through the Southern Counties of England and Wales). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Veduta degli avanzi del Foro di Nerva

      Roma 1770 - Carta vergellata con filigrana Giglio coronato su tre calici e contromarca Bracciano . Ottimo esemplare in nitida impressione. Hind 95, I/IV. Focillon, n. 750. Acquaforte originale (cm. 70,5x47,5 più ampi margini).

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        Dictionnaire Portatif de Commerce , contenant la Connaissance des marchandises de tous les Pays , ou les principaux & nouveaux articles concernans le commerce & l'économie , les Arts , les Manufactures , les Fabriques , la minéralogie , les drogues , les Plantes , les Pierres Précieuses , Etc.

      Soiété Typographique 1770 - 4 Tomes en 4 Volumes - Bouillon , Au dépens de La Société Typographique , se trouve à Liège chez Plomteux - 1770 - In8 ( 21 x 13 cm ) -Plein veau d'époque - Dos a nerfs - Pièces de titre et de tomaison - 572 , 596 , 780 et 720 pages - Coiffes supérieures des T3 et 4 avec manques - coins émoussés -petits manques de cuir à certains plats - L'ouvrage est anonyme mais attribué à l'Abbé Morellet - Ouvrage rare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, förrättad åren 1770-1779. Uppsala, Joh. Edman, 1788-1793. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 9 full-page and 1 folding engravings, depicting African and Japanese weapons and ornaments. Early 19th-century half calf.

      BMC NH, p. 2108; Cordier, Japonica, col. 445; Stafleu & Cowan 14357; cf. DSB XIII, pp. 391-393; Mendelssohn II, pp. 499-500; Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans, pp. 153-155. First edition of Thunberg's famous journey to South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Ceylon in the years 1770 to 1779, in Swedish. "Contains material of great ethnographical interest" ( DSB ). In 1770 Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828), a student of Linnaeus, received a travel scholarship. On his way to Paris, he met the Burman family in Amsterdam, via whom he was offered the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Japan on a Dutch merchant vessel. There he was supposed to collect plants for the Amsterdam botanical garden. Japan was closed to all foreigners except the Dutch, and, in order to pass for a Dutchman, Thunberg stayed three years in the Cape Province to learn the language. In this period, he made three journeys to the interior of the country, collecting and describing more than three thousand species, of which about one thousand were new to science. In 1775 he travelled on to Java, where he stayed half a year, and in August 1775, he arrived in Japan. Although his movements were restricted, he nevertheless managed to collect species via his interpreters. He left Japan in 1776, and travelled home via Java, Ceylon, and South Africa. The present work contains his account of this important journey. "His narrative affords considerable information respecting the natural history of [Africa], together with notes on the Hottentots, Kaffirs, and slaves, and general remarks on the state of the Cape at this period." (Mendelssohn). The volumes were published in 1788, 1789, 1791, and 1793. Stafleu & Cowan list German, English and French editions.With bookplate. Lacking the half-title to volume 2; extensive annotations in ink and pencil on endpapers and margins; some browning and foxing. The first edition of Thunberg's famous account.

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        Nieuwe en naauwkeurige verhandeling van den tabak ... in IV afdeelingen ... door een kundig tabaks-handelaar.Amsterdam, Gerrit Bom, 1770. 8vo. With a woodcut ornament on the title-page. 88, [8] pp. 20th-century half cloth.

      Arents 863; STCN (5 copies). Original edition of this compendious survey of tobacco, commencing with an account of the names by which the plant in known in America and Europe. It includes an account of the tobacco of Louisiana. Age-browned throughout. A good copy of this scarce treatise on tobacco.

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        Le Père Avare, ou Les Malheurs de L'Education; Contenant une idée de ceux de la Colonie de l'Isle de C***

      Desventes de Ladoué, Paris 1770 - First edition. xvi, 359, [iii]; 334; 360pp. 3 vols. 12mo. Contemporary Satire of Rousseau's 'Émile'. A satirical response to Rousseau's Emile ou l'Education (1762). Where Émile is guided by a wise tutor, the author of Le Père avare mocks from the outset Rousseau's dictum "le véritable précepteur est le père", for the narrator's father M. d'Erigny grew up poor and gained wealth through his friendship with a government minister; his child has been spoiled from infancy. While M. d'Erigny is drunk, his mistress gets him to sign an order from her jeweler for 20,000 francs of precious stones, and skips out. The extravagance is discovered, and the father becomes miserly in the extreme. The son, now 15 years old, is entrusted to a unscrupulous précepteur or tutor who involves the youth in a swindle and vanishes with the money. This is a confessional, so we learn it all: the narrator soon discovers love and devotes himself to pleasure, using the family name to run up accounts everywhere before being deceived and fleeced. M. d'Erigny is furious; Madame intercedes: his debts are paid and he is sent off to exile in a provincial town. He is befriended by a well-connected gentleman but repays this trust with deceit. Besotted with an actress, he forges a criminal denunciation of a rival, but his scheme is discovered and his in consigned to "une de ces maisons de force", a private prison for the reform of licentious youth. To escape this close confinement, the narrator embarks with a flotilla of colonists bound for the island of C*** in the new world. His mother's continued good influence follows him across the ocean, cushioning him from the worst excesses of a brutal colonial regime (amply detailed). Florainville, a mistress who has managed her money well, comes to the colony to rescue him but falls afoul of the corrupt Intendant and her health fails her. She dies but not before she has made him her legatee. The narrator assists the colonial governor in prosecuting the Intendant and returns to France. He retires to a rural abbey and contemplates his experiences. Before long he becomes the benefactor of a village community and sees it thrive.Only edition of this little-known work of fiction, set partly in the Americas. OCLC records two copies in N. America (Princeton, UCLA), two in France, and one at Trinity College Dublin Bound in full contemporary mottled calf. With the bookplate of the Vicomte de Noailles (engraved by Agry) in each volume. Upper joint of vol. III with short start at foot, otherwise a fine and fresh copy xvi, 359, [iii]; 334; 360pp. 3 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Album of drawings on the manufacture of Tobacco

      A fine album of drawings on the manufacture of Tobacco in Spain, all in contemporary colour, commissioned by a high ranking official, during the time of Borbonic reforms. The arms on the binding make one speculate on the origin, possibly made for presentation or a royal gift for a high-ranking officer, nobility, or wealthy merchant. Despite it lacking any reference to were it was made, or the occasion it was made for, we can safely assume it being linked to the Real Fabrica de Tabacos de Sevilla, housed in a magnificent 18th century building in Seville, a fine representative of industrial buildings of Spain, and the second largest built in Spain after the Escorial. The building was began in 1728, and finished only 30 years later, with production beginning in 1758. During the construction, several architects were commissioned and differences in machinery had to be accommodated; Sebastian Van der Borcht made the final revision, in 1750, he would finish the building. It is on this later chapter of the construction that we believe the album was commissioned; tobacco factories existed from much earlier times, it is the industrial and mechanized method applied at this new Royal factory that characterized it; as well as the fact that it was granted the monopoly of tobacco manufacturing. Another factor that points to this factory, is the absence of women doing the labour, with only men in the scenery; traditionally, women had been better at the task, this was ultimately one of the possible reasons for the poor quality the cigars from the Real Fabrica were later stigmatized with. The album could have been commissioned well before Charles III, as reforms started before his reign; however, is likely that Charles III (who performed active duties as King of Naples and Sicily, and who oversaw the publication of "Editto de Sua Maesta riguardante gabella del tabacco" in 1752, amongst others), who was very interested in the tobacco industry, and whose arms are on the covers, commissioned it. Charles III (King of Spain from 1759 - 1788) was highly interested in the reform of his kingdom, and deeply interested in ruling, so it is presumable that he ordered an artistic rendering of the process. The building was only finished ca. 1770, at the peak of its production. Over time the factory gained a poor reputation for quality, suffering strongly in comparison to other factories, especially in the Indies; besides, men were paid better than women -who were permitted to participate in the manufacturing process in other factories-, so in addition to the poor quality, the cigars were also more expensive. The album shows with a fine drawing for each instance, the process of cigar making, the drawings are captioned: 1. Real Ensayo de Tabacos; 2. Demostracion de la pieza del registro que se ha egecutado a la entrada y salida de los operarios; 3. Primera pieza de molido y cernido como señalan sus numerous; 4. Segunda pieza que demuestra donde se hace el repaso de los Tabacos que se labran; 5. Tercera sigue el Cernido; 6. Quarta pieza en que se demuestra la corta de Tabaco en Manoxos; 7. Quinta pieza donde se lava el Tabaco como manifiestan sus figuras; 8. Sexta Pieza donde se ha egecutado los cocimientos para el Tabaco negro y Jerez; 9. Septima pieza de Labores Reservadas; 10. Octava pieza donde se manifiesta la Maquina de Peso; 11. Nona. Almahacen de Peltrechos de donde salen con cuenta y razon par alas labores; 12. Decima: Vista del modo con que se ha egecutado el deseco de la Oja no usado hasta aora por este termino; 13. Undecima donde se demuestra el Almahacen de Fermentacion; 14. Duodecima en que se demuestran los Peltrechos en general; 15. Decima tercia donde se demuestra la Contaduria. Extremely rare, an album of the size and quality is hardly ever to come to the market again in the future.

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        Historia de Nueva-España, escrita por su escalarecido conquistador Hernan Cortes

      First edition of this "important and highly esteemed work" (Sabin), containing the celebrated letters of Hernando Cortés to the Emperor Charles V, illustrated with important engravings and two influential maps. Father Lorenzana, the Archbishop of Mexico from 1766 to 1772, here publishes three of Cortés' letters to Emperor Charles V, with numerous annotations which provide reliable information on the early civilization of Mexico and its conquest. Besides the allegorical frontispiece showing Cortés presenting the world to the Emperor, the plates include a depiction of the Mexican calendar, a folding view of the great temple of Mexico, and thirty- one plates depicting an Aztec codex representing the tributes paid by the different towns in Mexico. A general map of Mexico by José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez shows Cortés' route. The second map is an important depiction of the northern Pacific coast of Mexico, the Baja peninsula, and southern California, after Domingo del Castillo, being the first map to establish definitively that California was in fact a peninsula and not an island. "Pages 322-328 contain an account of the voyage of Cortes to the peninsula of California and notices of later expeditions to 1769. The map of Castillo was inserted to illustrate this account, which Lorenzana states was copied from the original in the Archives of the Marquesado, that is, of the Cortes family. Since that time the original has never appeared, so we are still at a loss to know whether Castillo or Lorenzana put the name 'California' on the map" - Wagner. Wagner, Spanish Southwest 152. Sabin 42065. Palau 63204. Medina v:5380.

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        A draught of Falklands Islands

      First edition. This is the first English map of the Falklands and the earliest to show the French and English settlements. The chart depicts the routes of the British ships HMS Carcass and HMS Jason during their survey of the Falkland Islands in 1766 -shortly after Byron's settling of Port Edgmond. English and French settlements are shown, and depth soundings, anchorages, rocks, surround the islands. Above and at bottom right are coastal profiles of the Jason Islands, formerly called the Sebaldine Islands by the Spanish, in honour of the first confirmed sighting of the islands by Sebald de Weer in 1600. The cartography is based on Captain Macbride, who published an account of the survey in 1767. Carrington Bowles (1724 - 1793) was a member of the Bowles map-making family, who were in business for over a century and contributed to a considerable portion of the British printing industry of the 18th century. Rare, we can only trace one copy sold at Sotheby´s in 1990, for 209 GBP. Fordham (MCC-11), 7.

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        Histoire naturelle des glacières de Suisse. [La plus ancienne vue panoramique du Mont Blanc].

      Paris, Panckoucke, 1770. - In-4 de XIV et 372 pages avec un frontispice gravé par Zingg d'après Aberli, 2 grandes cartes dépliantes, un tableau d'explication des symboles gravés sur les cartes et 18 planches hors texte repliées in fine. Traduction libre de l'allemand de M. Grouner par M. de Kéralio. Intérieur frais, grand de marges et sur beau papier. Veau marbré d'époque, triple filet or sur les plats, dos à nerfs orné, filet doré sur les coupes, pièce de titre rouge, tranches marbrées. En excellent état de conservation, le dos a été anciennement parfaitement restauré. Très bel exemplaire de la première édition française de cet ouvrage important sur les Alpes suisses et les glaciers du Mont-Blanc. La planche XIII, notamment, constitue la plus ancienne vue panoramique connue du Mont-Blanc. Gottlieb Sigmund Gruner né le 20 juillet 1717 à Trachselwald et mort le 10 avril 1778 à Utzenstorf, est un cartographe et géologue suisse, auteur du premier essai pour décrire en détail les montagnes de Suisse: Die Eisgebirge des Schweizerlandes, paru à Berne entre 1760 et 1762 "Ouvrage rare et très recherché" (Perret 2072).

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        Historia de Nueva-Espana. Escrita por su Conquistador Hernan Cortés Aumentada con Otros Documentos, y Notas por el Ilustrissimo Senor, Don Francisco Antonio lorenzana, Arzobispo de Mexico

      Calle de Tiburcio, Mexico: Imprenta del Superior Gobierno, del Br. D. Joseph Antonio de Hogal, 1770. First edition, printed in Mexico and a "important and highly esteemed work" (Sabin). Vignette title-page printed in black and red, a large engraved folding map of Mexico showing Cortes' route, mentioning Texas, Florida and California among other places, engraved folding plate of the Grande Templo, a folding map of the rivers and coast to the north including the Baja and Southern California, engraved frontis of Cortes kneeling, full page engraved plate of the Mayan calendar, 31 plates of the Cordillera de los Pueblos, the Aztec Codex representing the tributes, and a large engraved initial. Small folio, handsomely bound in original antique full mottled calf, the spine divided into compartments framed with delicate gilt chains and with large central gilt tools, additional gilt work at the tips and a red morocco label gilt lettered, marbled endpapers. [10], xvi, 400, [18, 1] pp. A very well preserved copy of this important book, the text quite clean and fresh with only light occasional mellowing or trivial flaws, the binding with nice age and very handsome and attractive. The plates and maps all fresh, clean and in fine condition. RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY STATE, of this most important and highly esteemed work and a complete copy with all the plates and maps included AND AS CALLED FOR. THE PLATES IN THIS BOOK ARE HIGHLY PRIZED AND THE MAPS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT AND EARLY. This is one of the fundamental works on the conquest of the Mexican civilizations and of the time of Montezuma. It also includes the best edition of Cortés' writings, edited by Don Francisco Antonio Lorenzana, archbishop of Mexico, the celebrated 5 letters of Cortés to the Emperor Charles V, originally printed in Sevilla, Saragossa and Valencia, Spain. The letters of Cortés were the first authentic account of the New World's discoveries, they excited the greatest interest throughout Europe and are written with noble simplicity which attests the truth of the recital they contain. Cortés the Spanish soldier and conqueror of Mexico (1485-1 547) left as his only writings those 5 letters, containing many worthy things to be known and admired. concerning the cities, inhabitants, religions, etc.

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        Plano de las Yslas Malvinas cituadas en el mar del Sur

      Stunning manuscript survey of the Falkland Islands coasts, one of the earliest known, of high artistic craftsmanship and historically important. The Falklands are an archipelago located c.400km off the coast of Argentina; it is composed of two larger islands (Isla de la Soledad and Gran Malvinas) and several smaller ones, both larger islands are well depicted on this chart. It is currently under British management, however its sovereignty has been disputed by Argentina since 1833, and has lead to armed conflict. The history of the islands goes back to the first decades of American exploration -with several claims of sighting, from John Davis in 1592 and Sir Richard Hawkins in 1594, however the first confirmed one being that of Sebald de Weert in 1600-, although uncharted and unsettled until the second half of the 18th century, when explorers Byron and Bougainville almost simultaneously claimed them for their respective countries. Bougainville's settling ended up with the French leaving the islands after Spain's claim; the British however, lead by John Byron, founded Port Edgmond [a.k.a. Santa Catalina, see Torres Lanzas, nº 86]. The Spanish later became aware of their presence, which again occasioned frictions between governments and raised the possibility of war. In 1833, the British reoccupied the islands permanently -with the exception of a short period in 1982. Drawn after a running performed by Joseph Antonio Puig in July 1770. Puig was the pilot aboard the San Francisco de Paula [a.k.a. La Catalana], a bergantin commanded by Manuel Pando. As a side note, it would be him as well who contributed to the mysterious Pepys island history, claiming to have sighted it and baptized it the Catalana. This voyage took Puig from Montevideo to the Falklands and back. The enterprise was seemingly on behalf of the Rl. Compa. de Comercio de Barcelona desde Buenos Ayres, the track marked on this chart in red. Torres Lanzas in his "" at the Archivo General de Indias, catalogues two similar maps, none of which are of this quality. On a map located at the Biblioteca Nacional de España, entitled "Plano de las Yslas Malvinas situadas en la latitude de 51 grados 28 minutos y en 316 grados 30 minutos", ordered by Phelipe Ruiz Puente, we see a much primitive rendering of the islands, which are charted rudimentarily, although the cartouche explains they contain the last explorations done by land and sea. It is catalogued as c.1769 and reflects the Spanish expeditions done between 1768 and 1769 to locate the English settlement of Port Edgmont. The map is beautifully made and cartographically accurate, it features a numbered key to the straits, bays, adjacent islands and other points of interest. Iconographically an interesting map, the artist decorated it with two drawings opposing themselves, the first being the portrait of a lady holding a scale and the second a settler seating by a fire heating coffee or some beverage, background with a seal, whales and a turtle. The centre of the map features the Spanish Lion in threatening posture. Two cartouches at the upper right and left corners feature coastal profiles. Provenance, there is an unidentified wax seal on the map, title and number on verso. Torres Lanzas, Relacion descriptiva de los mapas, planos, etc. del Virreinato de Buenos Aires, 1921, nº 69, 82, 86, 89.

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        The New Universal Collection Of Authentic And Entertaining Travels, From the earliest accounts to the present time¿ in the Most Humbly Inscribed, by their Lordships Most Obedient, and Devoted Servant

      Cooke, London 1770 - Pp. 706. Complete with 55 plates + 9 maps (1 folding). Handsomely re-backed in quarter calf with ship motif and original marbled boards. Contains a fine world map containing what was known then of Australia and New Zealand plus other interesting images and charts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nova Civitas Callii.

      1770. Incisione in rame, mm 320x455. Bella e non comune veduta generale tratta da "Delle città d'Italia e sue isole adjacenti compendiose notizie sacre e profane". Perfettamente conservata, lieve traccia di aloni, pieghe editoriali.

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