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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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        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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        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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        Historia dos soberanos Mohametanos das primeiras quatro dynastias, e de parte da quinta, que reinarao na Mauritania,..Lisbon, Academia real, 1828. 4to. Contemporary motted sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Innocencio IV, 241. First edition of the Portuguese translation of an Arabic historical work written by Abu-Mohammed Assaleh el Abdel-Halim. The work deals with the Almoravid and Almohad dynasties who ruled the southern part of Spain and the north-western part of Africa from the 11th up to the 13th century. Abu-Mohammed Assaleh mainly focusses on Morocco, Fes and Mauritania. Little is known about the author except that he lived in Granada, Spain, in the year 726 (1325/1326). The text was translated by the Franciscan Antonio Moura (1770-1840), probably from the original manuscript, and is perhaps the only translation of the original Arabic text, since no other translations could be found.Browned throughout, with a few marginal waterstains and some occiasional small spots. Binding worn along the extremities. A good copy.

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        Historisk beskrifning om Småland i gemen, i synnerhet Kronobergs och Jönköpings lähner, ifrån äldsta, til närwarande tid, om thess politie, natural-historia, bergwärk, kyrko-stat, folkmängd, hushållning, kyrkor, slott och herregårdar, med mera mines wärdt [Historic description of Småland .].

      1770 - Karlskrona, Kongl. amiralitets boktryckeriet, 1770. 8:o. (15,1 blank),1035,(1 blank,4) pp. With a few woodcuts in the text. Contemporary half calf with raised bands, faded red glazed paper label, sprinkled edges. Label slightly chipped and cracked. Covers partly somewhat worn, rear cover with small burn mark - probably from wax or stearin. Front pastedown with old notes and a small stain from sealing wax. Small tear in lower margin on p. 1, small ink stain in the text on pp. 96-97 and a small stain in upper margin on pp. 317-18. A heavy rust stain has caused minor loss of text on pp. 287-8, smaller rust stain with loss of a letter on p. 974. Upper margin chipped on p. 447, occasional contemporary notes in the margin. A very good copy with signature and bookplate. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 478. Cappelin Anteckningar till en småländsk bibliografi p. 84. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 1057. With a foreword by J. Rogberg. The chapter on the natural history on pp. 16-26 is written by Linnaeus. The woodcuts depicts runic inscriptions and are cut by the vicar Wirgander. Gustaf Elfsten (1727-94) was a priest in Amnehärad in Västergötland. Harald Thorsson's fine library contained rich sections with books on books, Swedish history and topography, among other things. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        D. Lorenz Heisters Chirurgie, in welcher alles, was zur Wundarzney gehöret, Nach der neuesten und besten Art, gründlich abgehandelt, und in acht und dreyßig Kupfertafeln die neuerfundene und dienlichste Instrumente, Nebst den bequemsten Handgriffen der chirurgischen Operationen und Bandagen deutlich vorgestellet werden -

      Nünberg, Raspe 1770. gr.8. (14), 378 (recte 376) S., (4) S. 379-1078. Mit gest Portr. und 38 (mehrf. gef.) Kupfertaf. Original-Lederband d. Zt. (Einband berieben und bestossen. Kupfertaf. tlw. angerändert, 6 Kupfertaf. lose, Seiten 89/90 und 507/08 herausgerissen, fehlen, Seite 1075/6 Einriß mit Textverlust, unterschiedlich braunfl.).

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        Biographie der Deutschen. - [3 Bände].

      Gebauer, Halle 1770 - 1770-1774. 6 Bände in 3 Bänden; 356, 308; 336, 10, 373 (1); 348, 284 Seiten. Halbpergamentbände, handschriftliche Rückentitel mit Tinte, umlaufender Farbschnitt, 20 x 12 cm. Weit entfernt durch Ungerechtigkeiten des Neides, oder anderer Leidenschaften beunruhigt zu werden, suche ich in dem Beyfalle und Urtheile des unpartheiischen Publicums meine Befriedigung; und wünsche, dass ich diesen Beyfall verdienen möge (aus der Vorrede des fünften Bandes). - Einbände etwas berieben. - Besitzvermerk auf dem vorderen Vorsatzblättern und auf den Titelblättern, sonst und insgesamt gute Exemplare. 2850 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue de la Basilique Vaticane & du Chateau S. Ange, jadis Mausolée d’Adrien

      1770 - Acquaforte e bulino, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Da un disegno del Canaletto. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con ampli margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Il Museo Correr possiede una raccolta di quindici fogli raffiguranti vedute di Roma incise da Brustolon su disegno del Canaletto; il forntespizio, manoscritto, reca l’iscrizione Vari Prospetti di Roma Antica e Moderna. Il catalogo della tipografia Remondini del 1817 elenca sempre 15 soggetti "romani". Tuttavia secondo il Moschini le vedute di Roma del Brustolon sarebbero addirittura venticinque. Rarissima. Bibliografia: Succi, Da Carlevarijs ai Tiepolo, p. 82. Dimensioni 380x285. Etching and engraving, signed on lower right plate. After a drawing of Canaletto. Magnificent work, printed on contemporary laid paper with wide margins, in perfect condition. The Correr Museum owns a collection of fifteen sheets depicting views of Rome engraved by Brustolon after drawings of Canaletto; the front page, handwritten, bears the inscription Vari Prospetti di Roma Antica e Moderna. The 1817 catalogue of the typography of Remondini lists 15 "Roman" subjects; nonetheless, according to Meschini, Brustolon’s views of Rome are not less than twenty five. Very rare. Bibliografia: Succi, Da Carlevarijs ai Tiepolo, p. 82. Dimensioni 380x285. Dimensioni [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Historia dos soberanos Mohametanos das primeiras quatro dynastias, e de parte da quinta, que reinarao na Mauritania,.Lisbon, Academia real, 1828. 4to. Contemporary motted sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      - Innocencio IV, 241. First edition of the Portuguese translation of an Arabic historical work written by Abu-Mohammed Assaleh el Abdel-Halim. The work deals with the Almoravid and Almohad dynasties who ruled the southern part of Spain and the north-western part of Africa from the 11th up to the 13th century. Abu-Mohammed Assaleh mainly focusses on Morocco, Fes and Mauritania. Little is known about the author except that he lived in Granada, Spain, in the year 726 (1325/1326). The text was translated by the Franciscan Antonio Moura (1770-1840), probably from the original manuscript, and is perhaps the only translation of the original Arabic text, since no other translations could be found.Browned throughout, with a few marginal waterstains and some occiasional small spots. Binding worn along the extremities. A good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Etoile Flamboyante ou la Société des Francs-Maçons, considérée sous tous les aspects.

      A l'Orient chez le Silence. [S.l.], (v.1770), 2 tomes in 16, de 1f. 197 pp. 1f. et 1f. 201 pp. 1f., ill. de vignettes maçonniques aux titres et in t., rel. en 2 vol. demi-veau vert XIXe à coins, p. de t. rouges, dos orné d'équerres et de compas, rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire à toutes marges, avec frappé au 1er plat la mention "Charlesworth Masonic Library". Important pour l'aspect hermétique et alchimique de la maçonnerie. La première édition est de 1766. Selon Quérard, cet ouvrage aurait été rédigé en collaboration avec Bardou-Duhamel. Il contient entre autres, les "Statuts de la Société des Philosophes Inconnus" et la fameuse ode en italien intitulée "Aux vrais Philosophes, discours théorique sur la composition de la Pierre Philosophale par Fra Marc-Antoine Crassellame, Chinois" que l'on retrouve dans le rarissime traité "La Lumière sortant par soi-même des Ténèbres". ¶ Fesch col.1400 "ouvrage important". - Dorbon 4974 cite Eliphas Lévi: "le catéchisme hermétique, contenu dans cet ouvrage ... contient tous les principes véritables du Grand Oeuvre ..." - Caillet 10876 (édit. différentes).

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        Rational recreations, ...London, L. Davis, J. Robson, B. Law, G. Robinson, 1782-1783. 4 volumes. 8vo. With numerous illustrations on 65 folding plates engraved by J. Lodge, all coloured by a contemporary hand, and woodcut diagrams and other illustrations in text. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, re-backed in modern calf.

      Hall, Bibliogr. of books on conjuring 180-4; Hall, Old conjuring books, p.118, 155; Mottelay, p. 241; Philip H110.2-5; Wheeler Gift 508. Second edition of a popular recreational science handbook written by William Hooper (1770-1810). The first edition appeared in 1774. It is chiefly a compilation of works from writers on recreational science. While the book is intended to be scientific and educational, it is also clearly designed as a manual for a magician or someone who wishes to put on public science demonstrations, noting what one should hide from the audience and what one should let them see. It explains and illustrates the principles of mathematics and science through a series of mathematical, mechanical, optical, electrical, magnetic, pneumatic, hydrological and pyrotechnic experiments, including some performed with cards. The information in the section devoted to pyrotechnics stems mainly from Guyot and includes a description of his method of imitating artificial fireworks. The plates in this section show artificial lightning, among other things. Other plates show a carriage that goes without any external force, an air chronometer, a portable camera obscura, a magical dial and theatre, an organ, the refraction of light, optical appearances, an air gun and a thermometer.With the sewing of volume 3 broken and one quire nearly detached; each volume with engraved bookplate of the 1790 Worcester Library (printed in red) on the paste-down and later embossed stamps of Worcester Public Library on the plates and some text pages; offsetting of colours to adjacent plates; some foxing; a few plates with tears restored (especially plate IV in volume 1, whose upper corner is also torn off, without loss to the printed image). Popular work on recreational science containing many experiments and tricks for public demonstrations or magic shows.

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        An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, Translated from the Italian, with a Commentary, Attributed to Mons de Voltaire, Translated from the French

      London: Printed for F. Newbery, 1770. Third edition thus. 8vo. viii, (iv), 179, lxxix, (1) pp. Twentieth century dappled roan, spine with raised bands, older gilt lettered red label preserved, attractive book label of a Henry L. Lloyd to the front pastedown contemporary with the binding. Very good. An enlightened work on penal studies and the criminal justice system, the author called for widespread reform of criminal law on philosophically rational principles and urged against the death penalty amongst other arguments. First published in Italian in 1764, this first English translation appeared in 1767.

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        VOLLSTANDIGER UNTERRICHT IN DEN WISSENSCHAFTEN EINES STALLMEISTERS

      Goettingen und Gotha, den Johann Christian Dieterich, 1770. In-folio, p. pelle coeva (restaur.), dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro su tassello, pp.num. (18),324, 2 cc.nn. (Indice ed Errata); testo su due colonne; con una bellissima antiporta ambientata (a doppia pag.) in cui è presentato il ritratto equestre dell'A. con, alle sue spalle, lo scheletro di un cavallo alla mangiatoia; deliziosa vignetta al frontesp. e vignetta alle armi con il ritratto dell'Arcivescovo Maximilian Friederich, alla dedica. Il volume è molto ben illustrato da 15 tavv. f.t., inc. in rame (a p. pag. o ripieg.) che raffigurano diversi tipi di cavalli, scene di allevamento e di maneggio come pure bardature e strumenti chirurgici. "Edizione originale" di questa classica opera, "enseignement complet des connaissances d'un écuyer". I suoi principi di addestramento si avvicinano molto a quelli di La Guérinière e, come la maggior parte dei suoi contemporanei, tratta delle malattie e cure dei cavalli. Cfr. Mennessier,II, p. 513-15: "J.B. Baron de Sind, écuyer allemand, né en Moravie vers 1709, mort en 1776. Il servit pendant quelque temps dans les armées autrichiennes, puis devint premier écuyer de l'Electeur de Cologne, prince éveque de Muenster. Il était à la fois écuyer et vétérinaire et avait inventé un électuaire contre la morve" - Wells,7004. Restauro alla dedica, altrim. esemplare ben conservato, con bell'ex libris nobiliare inciso.

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        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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        Descrizione d'un nuovo pendolo a correzione. In: Toaldo, Giuseppe, Della vera influenza degli astri . . ., pp. 216-222.

      Padua: Nella Stamperia del Seminario, 1770. Toaldo, Giuseppe (1719-97). Della vera influenza degli astri, delle stagioni, e mutazioni di tempo, saggio meteorologico . . . 4to. [20], 222pp. Engraved plate, 4 folding printed tables. Padua: Nella Stamperia del Seminario, 1770. 255 x 193 mm. (uncut). 20th century half vellum, marbled boards, hand-lettered spine. Minor foxing and soiling, marginal tear in half-title repaired, but very good. First Edition of Toaldo?s work on the influence of the stars and planets on the Earth?s weather and atmosphere, which went through three editions in the 18th century and was translated into French. Toaldo was a professor of astronomy and meteorology at the University of Padua and the first director of the city?s astronomical observatory, which he was instrumental in having built. He began taking meteorological observations in 1766 and in 1778 founded the Giornale astro-meteorologico, a yearly journal whose purpose was to perform meteorological forecasts based on astronomical cycles and the previous years? statistical data. He was very interested in ?performing sound statistical analyses, to find teleconnections between astronomical and meteorological events, and to establish practical connections between meteorology and human health or agriculture? (Camuffo, p. 33). Included in Toaldo?s work is a brief paper by astronomer and physicist Roger Joseph Boscovich (1711-87) describing a new type of pendulum (?Descrizione d?un nuovo pendolo a correzione,? pp. 216-222). Camuffo, ?History of the long series of daily air temperature in Padova (1725-1998),? in Camuffo and Jones, ed., Improved Understanding of Past Climatic Variability from Early Daily European Instrumental Sources, pp. 12, 33-34.

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        Systême de la nature Ou des loix du monde physique & du monde moral Par M EDITION ORIGINALE

      Londres|[Amsterdam]: S.n. [Marc Michel Rey], 1770. Fine. S.n. [Marc Michel Rey], Londres [Amsterdam] 1770, in-8 (11,5x19,5cm), (12) 366pp. et (6) 408pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Rare first edition second issue, either with the corrected mistakes, and therefore without the errata sheets. This edition is described by Tchemerzine. Full brown calf marbled time. A little lack of Volume I. head head cover of Volume II threadbare. Split bits in head and tail tome II. A dull corner in Volume II. Speckles on the title page of Volume I. Traces of dry old foxing, and sometimes humidity (low margin area) in two volumes, with no gravity. Good general appearance. The most famous work of the author (who is finally assigned to his death), bible materialism, and certainly one of the most iconic works of the Enlightenment. Ideas of Baron d'Holbach are not new, and draws its material cheerfully Hobbes, La Mettrie, Diderot and Helvetius, but he built a new conceptual: to become free, man must overcome prejudices and based on empiricism and materialism, ie the same nature, and therefore reject any religious thought. It is this open and assertive atheism and anti-clericalism which earned the publication of the book the sentence be slashed and burned demonstration. We now know that Diderot was associated with the project and wrote the last chapter of the abstract code of nature. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare de seconde émission, soit avec les fautes corrigées, et donc sans les feuillets d'errata. C'est l'édition décrite par Tchemerzine. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Un petit manque en tête du tome I. Coiffe de tête du tome II élimée. Mors fendus en tête et queue au tome II. Un coin émoussé au tome II. Mouchetures sur le faux-titre du tome I. Traces de mouillures anciennes sèches, et parfois d'humidité (marge basse en coin) dans les deux volumes, sans la moindre gravité. Bon aspect général. Le plus célèbre ouvrage de son auteur (qui ne lui sera finalement attribué qu'à sa mort), bible du matérialisme, et certainement l'un des ouvrages les plus symboliques de l'esprit des Lumières. Les idées du baron d'Holbach ne sont pas nouvelles, et il puise allègrement sa matière chez Hobbes, La Mettrie, Diderot et Helvetius, mais il les construits dans un ordre conceptuel nouveau : pour devenir libre, l'homme doit s'affranchir de ses préjugés et se fonder sur l'empirisme et le matérialisme, c'est à dire la nature même, et donc rejeter toute pensée religieuse. C'est cette démonstration ouverte et affirmée d'athéisme et d'anticléricalisme qui valut à la parution du livre la condamnation à être lacéré et brûlé. On sait aujourd'hui que Diderot s'est associé au projet et qu'il a écrit le dernier chapitre intitulé Abrégé du code de la nature.

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        Travels in Europe, Africa, and Asia ...London, W. Richardson and J. Egerton (vols I-III) and F. and C. Rivington (vol. IV), [1793?]-1795. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 11 engraved plates (1 folding). Contemporary gold-tooled tree calf, green ribbon markers.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 446; Mendelsohn II, pp. 499-500; South African bibliography IV, p. 505; cf. DSB XIII, pp. 391-393. First English edition of Thunberg's famous voyage to South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Ceylon in the years 1770 to 1779, containing "material of great ethnographical interest" (DSB). In 1770 Carl Peter Thunberg was offered the opportunity to travel to Japan on a Dutch merchant vessel to collect plants for the Amsterdam botanical garden. Japan was closed to all foreigners except the Dutch, so in order to pass for a Dutchman, Thunberg stayed three years in the Cape Province to learn the language, making three journeys to the interior of the country, collecting and describing more than 3000 species, including about 1000 new to science. In 1775 he travelled on to Java, and in August 1775, he arrived in Japan. Although his movements were restricted, he nevertheless managed to collect specimens via his interpreters.With armorial bookplates of William Scott Kerr, title-pages of vols. I-III with small watercolours in roundels, signed "I.P.A.". Vols. I-III lack half-titles, vol. II lacks the index as well. Some browning and spotting, otherwise in good condition. The bindings worn, the joints of vols. I-III cracked and the front boards nearly detached.

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        Le Roué Vertueux. Poëme en Prose en Quatre Chants, Propre à Faire, en Cas de Besoin, un Drame à Jouer Deux Fois par Semaine. A Lauzanne

      [4], 52, 16 pp. volume of four typographically innovative songs by the comic writer, preceded by an introduction and followed by "Lettre d'un Jeune Metaphysicien, a une Jeune Dame". Illustrated with four aquatints by Jean-Baptiste Le Prince. Minor pencil notations to inside front cover and endpaper, ink notation to title page. 8vo. Full calf. Minor rubbing to extremities. N.p. (Paris) (Claude-Antoine Jombert) 1770. This work was composed in 1770 by Coqueley de Chaussepierre as a comic parody of the play "L'Honnête criminel, ou l'amour filial" by Charles-Georges Fenouillot de Falbaire. Composed exclusively of pieces of sentences, punctuation, and single words in no logical sequence, in the following years the original source play was forgotten and this satire remembered for its typographic originality and surrealist style. A pre-cursor to concrete poetry, this work is referenced in Jaroslav Andel's "Avant-Garde Design 1900-1950" as one of "the earliest and the most striking examples of poetic and typographic invention..." (pp. 30-32). Coqueley de Chuassepierre's work was also one of the first published books to contain aquatints. As of April 2017, WorldCat locates five holdings in North America.

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        Pedestrianism; or an Account of the Celebrated Performances of Celebrated Pedestrians During the Last and Present Century; with a Full Narrative of Captain Barclay?s Public and Private Marches; and an Essay on Training

      Copper engraved frontispiece, 8vo 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ 286 pp. 19th century ¾ gilt-ruled straight-grained morocco & marbled boards, spine ruled & lettered in gilt, raised bands. Some rubbing to joints and extremities; top hinge weak, light offset to title from frontispiece, partially eradicated ink signature at top of frontispiece and some light foxing, else very good. The first and probably only edition of this work. Lovesey and Macnab assert this is probably the first book on competitive athletics. ?Barclay?s training methods were to influence athletics training for over a century? L&M. While L&M could be correct about this work?s role in the evolution of competitive athletics, a couple of earlier works on boxing should probably be considered. Nevertheless, this is quite a unique book. Includes accounts of his various walking matches and wagers, including 1000 miles in 1000 hours for 1000 guineas. There appears to be much competitive activity at this time, as there are a ranking list of walking races of the 18th and 19th centuries (see chapter three). His advice on training includes diet and dress and there are reports of shorter running races as well as walking. Walter Thom (1770-1824), who also wrote a history of Aberdeen, was the father of Alexander Thom, founder of Thom?s Almanac.

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        Le pornographe ou idées d'un honnête-homme sur un projet de règlement pour

      A Londres&|& àLa Haie|(La Haye): Chez Jean Nourse|& Gosse junior, 1770. Fine. Chez Jean Nourse & Gosse junior, A Londres& & àLa Haie (La Haye) 1770, In-8 (12x19cm), 215pp., relié. - New edition Bound in full brown calf contemporary. Back smooth decorated with irons in the glans. part of title in red morocco. Mors superior head closely split. Nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition chez le même éditeur dont l'originale a été publiée l'année plus tôt en 1769. On sait que l'éditeur est en fait Delalain et que l'impression s'est faite à Paris, mais que l'éditeur a utilisé une fausse adresse pour déjouer la censure. Reliure en plein veau brun d'époque. Dos lisse orné de fers au gland. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Mors supérieur en tête étroitement fendu. Bel exemplaire. Le pronographe est un manifeste pour la régulation de la prostitution. L'auteur est l'inventeur du néologisme qui unit deux racines grecques et qui signifie littéralement : celui qui écrit sur les prostitués. Ce projet de règlement des prostitués a l'originalité d'avoir une forme littéraire, Restif utilisant des lettres à Madame des Tianges pour détailler la situation des prostitués. La thèse principale de l'auteur étant la suivante : Celle-ci apparaissant comme un mal nécessaire, il s'agit de la contrôler par la création de maisons spécialisées, surveillées par la police et les médecins, et administrées de manière à garantir un établissement aux enfants des filles de joie. Le plus surprenant pour le lecteur est de constater que l'auteur a créer des règles pour tout : nourriture, linge, hygiène... Il y a certes, une fascination réelle de Restif pour la prostitution, mais elle ne verse jamais dans l'immoralité, au contraire même, l'auteur semble t-il cherchant une nouvelle moralité qui prend en compte l'immoralité. La seconde partie traite de la situation de la prostitution dans plusieurs pays et villes d'Europe. Ex libris F. M. Caye.  

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        Opere diverse

      Naples: nella stampera di Giovanni Gravier,, 1770–1. 3 volumes in 2, octavo (196 x 128 mm). Contemporary stiff vellum, titles to spines gilt, twin rules to boards in green, all edges speckled red, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece of Justice refusing an offering of severed heads from a man with a sword in Volume 1 (a plate depicting the same scene was used as the frontispiece of the first edition of Dei delitti e delle pene), 6 folding tables in Volume 2. A few minor marks to boards. An excellent set with bright text and plates. First edition of the collected works of the father of modern penology, including his celebrated Dei delitti e delle pene, which was first published in 1764. From the library of archivist and civil servant Henry Hobhouse (1176–1854), with his armorial bookplate to the front free pastedown. Hobhouse was appointed permanent under-secretary of state for the Home department in 1817. In his later position as keeper of the state papers he supervised the editing and publication of The State Papers of Henry VIII.

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        A treatise on mensuration, in both theory and practice

      Newcastle upon Tyne: printed by T. Saint for the author, and for John Wilkie ... and Richard Baldwin ... London, 1770. First edition, 4to, pp. xxvii, 646, [2] errata; engraved headpiece at head of dedication, 1 engraved plate, numerous woodcut diagrams and mathematical equations in the text; the fine Macclesfield copy in contemporary tree calf, gilt decorated spine in 6 compartments, red morocco label in one, edges stained yellow; engraved bookplates of Gen. G. L. Parker (a subscriber), and the South Library, Earls of Macclesfield, and with 2 small pressure stamps on preliminaries. In a new black cloth clamshell box. The illustrations are thought to be by Thomas Bewick and Ralph Beilby. Bewick, who worked as an apprentice of Ralph Beilby of Newcastle (who was a subscriber to the present work), and so these may be among his earliest published designs.

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        Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière: histoire naturelle des oiseaux

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1785. 18 volumes in 18. Large 12mo (18.0 x 10.5 cm). Text with 264 engraved plates. Uniform contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spines with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments with gilt floral patterns and two morocco labels in red or brown (short title) and black (part number).l This is the complete bird section (volumes 14-31), usually found separately, of Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, générale et particulière, published by the Imprimerie Royale from 1749 to 1804 in 44 volumes. Nissen only quotes 262 plates. The plates are after De Sève and depict the birds in their natural surroundings including nice architectural design. Some light shelfwear, one spine label with some loss; some slight foxing in the text, plates clean. The last two volumes, published four years after volume 16, in a slightly different binding (see pictures). A nice set in beautiful, contemporary, almost uniform, bindings. Nissen IVB, 160; Ronsil 413.

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        Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particuliere, Avec La Description Du Cabinet Du Roy Oiseaux

      Paris: De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1770. Hardcover. Good. Eight volumes of birds; incomplete, but a nice run. Quartos. Contemporary leather bindings, worn. A profusion of wonderful plates. Uncollated and sold as is.

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        Rational recreations, ...London, L. Davis, J. Robson, B. Law, G. Robinson, 1782-1783. 4 volumes. 8vo. With numerous illustrations on 65 folding plates engraved by J. Lodge, all coloured by a contemporary hand, and woodcut diagrams and other illustrations in text. Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, re-backed in modern calf.

      Hall, Bibliogr. of books on conjuring 180-4; Hall, Old conjuring books, p.118, 155; Mottelay, p. 241; Philip H110.2-5; Wheeler Gift 508. Second edition of a popular recreational science handbook written by William Hooper (1770-1810). The first edition appeared in 1774. It is chiefly a compilation of works from writers on recreational science. While the book is intended to be scientific and educational, it is also clearly designed as a manual for a magician or someone who wishes to put on public science demonstrations, noting what one should hide from the audience and what one should let them see. It explains and illustrates the principles of mathematics and science through a series of mathematical, mechanical, optical, electrical, magnetic, pneumatic, hydrological and pyrotechnic experiments, including some performed with cards. The information in the section devoted to pyrotechnics stems mainly from Guyot and includes a description of his method of imitating artificial fireworks. The plates in this section show artificial lightning, among other things. Other plates show a carriage that goes without any external force, an air chronometer, a portable camera obscura, a magical dial and theatre, an organ, the refraction of light, optical appearances, an air gun and a thermometer.With the sewing of volume 3 broken and one quire nearly detached; each volume with engraved bookplate of the 1790 Worcester Library (printed in red) on the paste-down and later embossed stamps of Worcester Public Library on the plates and some text pages; offsetting of colours to adjacent plates; some foxing; a few plates with tears restored (especially plate IV in volume 1, whose upper corner is also torn off, without loss to the printed image). Popular work on recreational science containing many experiments and tricks for public demonstrations or magic shows.

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        Nieuwe oostersche fabelen Amsterdam, heirs of the widow of Jacobus van Egmont, [1770] 8vo Contemporary red half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine

      Dohmen, In de schaduw van de Scherazade (no copy located); Oprechte Haerlemsche courant (27 February 1770); Opregte Groninger courant (3 March 1770); Vaderlandsche letter-oefeningen, 4, part 1 (1770), p. 236. Only copy located of the first and only edition of an anonymous Dutch translation of 42 stories from Sa'di's Gulistan , also known as The rose garden , "probably the single most influential work of prose in the Persian tradition" (Encyclopædia Iranica). Completed in 1258, Sa'di's Gulistan is a collection of stories and poems dealing with the major issues in human existence, and includes personal anecdotes such as the story of a trip to Mecca included in the present edition. The existence of the present Dutch translation has been recorded in the literature based on contemporary notices of its publication, but no copy had been located. Dohmen's recent study of eastern stories in the 18th-century Netherlands, for example, could only refer to the announcement in the 1770 Vaderlandsche letter-oefeningen . Notices of its publication also appeared in Dutch newspapers in Haarlem (27 February 1770) and Groningen (3 March 1770).With mostly marginal water stains throughout and occasional minor foxing, but still in good condition. The binding slightly soiled and rubbed, but also good.

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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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        Travels in Europe, Africa, and Asia ...London, W. Richardson and J. Egerton (vols I-III) and F. and C. Rivington (vol. IV), [1793?]-1795. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 11 engraved plates (1 folding). Contemporary gold-tooled tree calf, green ribbon markers.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 446; Mendelsohn II, pp. 499-500; South African bibliography IV, p. 505; cf. DSB XIII, pp. 391-393. First English edition of Thunberg's famous voyage to South Africa, Indonesia, Japan and Ceylon in the years 1770 to 1779, containing "material of great ethnographical interest" (DSB). In 1770 Carl Peter Thunberg was offered the opportunity to travel to Japan on a Dutch merchant vessel to collect plants for the Amsterdam botanical garden. Japan was closed to all foreigners except the Dutch, so in order to pass for a Dutchman, Thunberg stayed three years in the Cape Province to learn the language, making three journeys to the interior of the country, collecting and describing more than 3000 species, including about 1000 new to science. In 1775 he travelled on to Java, and in August 1775, he arrived in Japan. Although his movements were restricted, he nevertheless managed to collect specimens via his interpreters.With armorial bookplates of William Scott Kerr, title-pages of vols. I-III with small watercolours in roundels, signed "I.P.A.". Vols. I-III lack half-titles, vol. II lacks the index as well. Some browning and spotting, otherwise in good condition. The bindings worn, the joints of vols. I-III cracked and the front boards nearly detached.

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        Abhandlungen über verschiedene Gegenstände der Arzneywissenschaft. Aus dem Französischen. Angebunden: 2) IDEM: Von den Krankheiten vornehmer und reicher Personen an Höfen und in grossen Städten. Neue verbesserte Ausgabe. 3) IDEM: Von der Gesundheit der Gelehrten. Verbesserte und verm. Aufl. 4) IDEM: Von der Onanie, oder Abhandlung über die Krankheiten, die von der Selbstbefleckung herrühren.

      Leipzig, J. G. Müller / 2) Frankfurt u. Leipzig, Felßecker / 3) Leipzig, J. G. Müller / 4) Eisenach, M. G. Grießbach, 1770, - in-8vo, (18:11 cm). 2 Bll. (Titelbl. - Verz. d. Abhandlungen) + 388 S. / 8 Bll. + 191 S. / 8 Bll. + 192 S. / 13 Bll. + 261 S., - Teilw. gering gebräunt. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. Schönes Exemplar. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Blake 451 f. - Sammelband mit 4 Werken von Tissot in deutscher Übersetzung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia de Nueva-Espana. Escrita por su Conquistador Hernan Cortes 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 Cortes' writings, edited by Don Francisco Antonio Lorenzana, archbishop of Mexico, the celebrated 5 letters of Cortez to the Emperor Charles V, originally printed in Sevilla, Saragossa and Valencia, Spain. The letters of Cortes 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. Cortes 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CONSTANTINOPEL 1770 LOTTER Titel: Plan von Constantinopel, mit der umliegenden Gegend, und des Canals vom Schwarzen Meer ; Plan de la Ville de Constantinople, des Places voisines, et du Canal de Pont Euxine ; Constantinopel (=Lotter, Tobias K.: Atlas Novus Sive Tabulae Geographicae ; 26)

      Augsburg Tobias Conrad Lotter 1770 Landkarte, map, altkolorierter Kupferstich, Titeloben, Vogelperspektivansicht von Konstantinopel unten, Bildgröße ca. 53x48 cm good copy Bosporus Konstantinopel Region Landkarte Versand D: 9,00 EUR

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        Observationum chirurgicarum

      Sumtibus Ioannis Christiani Dieterich 1770 - - Sumtibus Ioannis Christiani Dieterich, Gottingae (Gottingen) 1770, Pet. in-8 (10,5x17,5cm), (8) 158pp. (2) ; (4) 134pp. (1), relié. - Edition originale, illustrée de 2 planches dépliantes. Deux fascicules comportant 2 pages de titre avec une vignette de titre sur le premier titre. Reliure en demi basane blonde d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 3 caissons à la grotesque et de 2 fers. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Mors supérieur fendu, le mors inférieur en partie fendu. Rousseurs. Le premier fascicule concerne des observations sur l'opération de l'extraction de la cataracte, le second traite de diverses opérations chirurgicales, notamment la hernie, la trachéotomie. Ces travaux consacrent l'évolution de la chirurgie en Europe et sa progressive ascension, celle-ci prenant peu à peu une place prédominante par rapport à la médecine. L'université de Gottingen fut particulièrement influente. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, illustrated with 2 folding plates. Two pamphlets containing 2 title pages. Binding blond half roan contemporary. Back smooth decorated with 3 boxes to the grotesque and 2 irons. red morocco title piece. split upper joint, lower joint in the split portion. Foxing. (8) 158pp. (2) ; (4) 134pp. (1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cupid and Bacchus: or, love and the bottle. Containing near six hundred favourite new songs, sung at the theatres, Vauxhall, Ranelagh, Marybone, Sadler's-Wells, &c. &c. &c. many of which are not to be found in any other collection. To which are prefix'd, brief instructions for writing songs; rules for singing; and an alphabetical table of the songs.

      London: printed and sold by E. Palmer, No.7, at the Bible, in Middle-Row, Holborn; and by most booksellers. 1770. oblong 12mo., xiii + (14) + 14 - 350pp., wanting five leaves (D3, H1, Q2, Q3, and S3), one leaf cropped at foot with loss of catchword, original very worn sheep, now preserved in a specially made book box of watered cloth over boards with morocco spine label lettered gilt. Incomplete, but of great rarity. Only two other copies seem to be traceable - and these also defective, each lacking a leaf of text - viz.. the Stainer copy at the Bodleian and a copy recently offered for sale by Ximenes Rare Books. No further copies recorded by COPAC, ESTC or OCLC, and it is not mentioned by Lowe, Arnott & Robinson (English theatrical literature.> Cupid and Bacchus> is a gathering together of some 566 'new songs' supposedly sung at the London theatres. All seem to have themes that refer to love, sexual attraction, flirtation, and marriage: many are sad and refer to lost loves and unattainable romance: others refer to consolation in wine: many others are care-free descriptions of romantic pleasures. The Preface may have been an effective sales-pitch for a book priced at 2s 6d at the time ('bound in red'). 'Musick, like beauty,' claims the compiler, 'has a kind of irresistable power over the human mind. It softens the rigour of fatigue and labour, and sooths the cares and anxieties of life. It pleases in retirement, inspires chearfulness in company, and gives a relish to conversation and the bottle. It is therefore presum'd the purchaser will find this collection of New Favourite Songs, an agreeable companion for leisure hours ...... Not only most of the favourite songs sung at the theatres, Vauxhall, Ranelagh, Marybone, Sadler's Wells, &c. &c. &c. for some time past, will be found in this collection, but those also which are now in vogue .....'. There follow, by way of introduction, 'brief instructions for writing songs', and 'rules for singing', which includes a nice section on 'the choice of songs'. 'In regard to the company', the author suggests, 'If there are ladies present, prudence will dictate to you to sing none that have the least tincture of immodesty. If you visit a friend, and are entreated to sing, and there are any young ladies in the family lately married, or upon the point of it, chuse such songs as describe the happiness of the married state. If the company are dispos'd to be merry, those songs that join love and the bottle will not be unacceptable. If you pass an evening at a tavern, in the company of gentlemen only, those songs which are in praise of the bottle, 'tis likely, may please best: but, if your friends are country gentlemen, you will find a good hunting song will greatly contribute to their entertainment ......'.

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