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        The Passover Haggadah Containing the Ceremonies and Prayers which are used and read by all families in all houses of the Israelites, the Two first Nights of Passover: Faithfully Translated from the Original Hebrew. To which is added, the Explanations thereon.

      London W. Gilbert for Alexander 1770 - Duodecimo in half sheets, (17 x 11 cm). lxxvii pp., frontispiece engraved by Terry, a bit spotted and stained, frontispiece slightly cropped. Contemporary calf spine over marbled boards; upper hinge splitting, rubbed; preserved in a new calf solander box with gilt lettering. The very first printing of the Haggadah in English. Very Rare. "This development is significant not only as a measure of the linguistic acculturation of English Jews by the latter part of the eighteenth century, but also as a break with previous policies. Only five years before, the publication of an English translation of the prayer-book prepared by Isaac Pinto had been thwarted by the conservative leaders of the Sephardic community. In their view only Spanish translations, hollowed the practice of centuries, were to be allowed." (Yerushalmi, Haggadah and History). This first English translation of the Haggadah, being also the first bilingual edition of the Haggadah, was translated by Alexander from Hebrew to English and published by him in 1770. It was issued in two editions - Ashkenazic, in which the hymns 'Adir Hu' and 'Had Gadya' appear in Yiddish at the end of the book, and the present Sephardic edition - without the hymns, but with inscriptions in Ladino (written in Hebrew letters). This Haggadah represents the only known appearance of Ladino in Hebrew letters in a London imprint. Very rare: this edition doesn't seem to be in the British Library nor the Bodleian. Alexander Alexander (Alexander ben Judah Leib) was one of the pioneers of the Hebrew printing in London, active in the 18th-19th centuries. He had established his Hebrew press in London in 1770. This haggadah was the second book published by him, following an earlier bilingual Common Prayer-Book. The frontispiece illustration - 'Moses slaying the Egyptian' has the captions: "And they built for Pharaoh store-cities Pithom and Raameses" in Hebrew at the bottom and "Engraved for the Hebrew Hawgoda" in English at the top. In fact this engraving is a copy of Bar Jacob's illustration for the Amsterdam Haggadah, which itself is a copy of a biblical engraving by Matthaeus Merian dating back to the first half of the 17th century. Yudlov 258; Roth B8:11; Yaari 167; Yerushalmi 74; Roth B8:11. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Group of Four Ducks: ANAS FUSCA, ANAS BRENTA. ANAS NIGRA and ANAS MARILA, from Nederlandsche Vogelen.

      Jan Christian Sepp Amsterdam -1829 1770 - Group of Four hand-coloured engraved plates by Sepp and Sepp the Younger. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 51.5 by 66 cm. Nozeman's work, which he couldn't finished, became the first comprehensive account of the avifauna of Holland and was the most expensive book for sale in Holland at the time. The plates of the book depict all species known in the Netherlands through the time of publication and frequently feature eggs and nests. They were boldly coloured by the publisher and still belong to the most famous ornithological representations.

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        Selichoth mi'Kol Hashana. [Penitential prayers for the whole year, according to the rites of Poland, Bohemia, Hungary and Moravia].

      London William Tooke printer 1770 - First edition. Quarto (20.5 x 13.5 cm); 114 leaves; pagination in Hebrew; leaves browned, wear and occasional small tears to margins of leaves. Half cloth marbled boards, hinges and corners restored. Most likely the first Hebrew Penitential Prayers book printed in London. In the 1770s, several Hebrew prayer-books were printed in London for the first time by three different Jewish publishers: A. Alexander and Son, David Levi and a new Jewish publishing house, responsible for publishing the offered book, established by Isaac ben Yedidi, Moshe ben Gershon and Ya'akov ben Issaschar. Unlike Levi and Alexander this group printed books exclusively in Hebrew and Yiddish. Their first publication is said to have been the Toledoth Jacob, a work written by an immigrant Polish scholar named Jacob Eisenstadt. It was followed by a portly liturgy book with Yiddish translation published in 1770/1 in three quarto volumes. All three publications are considered to be very rare, with only a small number of surviving copies. Roth B8:13 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre....

      1770. In 4° (270x 200) Pagg. 24. 50 carte carte geografiche numerate 49, con la carta n° 17 ripetuta due volte, tutte incise in rame su doppia pagg., entro reticolo geografico e con cartiglio esplicativo.Piena pelle bazzana coeva con titolo su tassello in oro al dorso, tagli gialli. Ottimo esemplare fresco e genuino, stampato su carta forte in bella impressione.

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        Collection de Vases Inventés, et Dessinés

      Paris, 1770. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (500 x 327 mm). Engraved title and dedication, 27 full-page plates of urns and vases, with 20 shown in outline on opposite pages, engraved by Niodot after Fontainieu, Charles-Nicolas Cochin II and Simon Charles Miger. Contemporary French mottled calf gilt. Front hinge cracked, some light wear to extremities. Provenance: Jean Baptiste L'Ecuy (1740-1834), Abbot-General of the Premonstratensian Order (armorial bookplate, and his inscription to:) Pierre de Launay; purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 1986. FIRST EDITION. Fontanieu was keeper of King Louis XVI's furniture, and this series of designs for turners, casters and chasers was highly influential in inspiring many important vases produced by the Sévres Factory. The style reflects the move away from the rococo towards neoclassicism, and the plates show both the outline of the forms, and the forms fully decorated. The final seven plates show vases in situ on plinths. A fine association copy from the library of Jean Baptise L'Ecuy, Abbot-General of the Premonstratensian Order and a notable collector of books and scientific instruments. He has written a lengthy presentation inscription in Latin giving the book to his friend and neighbor, Pierre de Launay, Director of the Royal Glass-works at St. Gobain. Berlin Kat. 1089; Cohen-de Ricci 407; Guilmard I, p. 233.

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        Vuë apres la Melckbrugg, sur la Spaarne a Haarlem (mirrored).

      ca. 1770-1780 346 x 498 mm (plate: 293 x 420 mm) Etching/engraving/watercolour Collection des Prospects. Vuë apres la Melckbrugg, sur la Spaarne a Haarlem. Prospect beij der Melckbrug, über die Sparne, in Haarlem. Vuë apres la Melckbrugg, sur la Spaarne a Haarlem. Gravé par Jean Benoit Winckler. Se vend á Augsbourg au Negoce comun de l'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts libereaux avec Privilege de Sa Majesté Imperiale et avec Defense ni d'en faire ni de vendre les Copies. Right bottom corner missing. Light discolouration on top right. Overall good state. Optical view on the river the Spaarne in Haarlem. On the right the 'Melkbrug' (milkbridge) is depicted. An impressive ship sails through the canal. The print is beautifully hand coloured. It is uncommon to see detail in the way the print is coloured, as shown in the clothing of the rich figures strolling by the riverside. The top of the print shows remains of being pasted onto a passe-partout with sour free tape.

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        The Deserted Village, A Poem

      London: Printed for W. Griffin, at Garrick's Head, in Catharine street, Strand, 1770. First Edition. First Issue, with the erroneous catchword "Careless" for "Thus" on p. 9. 4to: vii,[1]-23[1]pp, with half-title (bulked at end with 22 blank leaves). Title page with engraved vignette by Isaac Taylor, "The Sad Historian on the Pensive Plain." With the half title stating, "Price 2s." Beautifully bound in full red recent morocco, spine with four raised bands ruled in gilt, black morocco lettering piece gilt, end papers and blanks (including 22 leaves at end to add bulk) renewed. Very minor light scratches to boards, else the handsome binding is tight and square. Half title soiled and toned, with tiny closed tear to center, very occasional faint spotting, final leaf with old neat patch repair to verso and tiny hole obliterating page number, else contents clean and bright. Rothschild 1032. Hayward 184 (for one of the duodecimos once thought to be privately printed trial issues, but which Todd ("The private issues of The deserted village," Studies in Bibliography, 6:25-44 1954 ) has now identified as unauthorized later printings). Sterling 405 (Exhibition in the Yale University Library of the Works of Oliver Goldsmith in Connection with the Bicentenary of His Birth). Tinker 1122. Courtney (Johnson), p. 113 ("The last four lines in Goldsmith's Deserted Village were by Johnson."). Temple Scott, pp. 238-252 (A "poem without which we should be poor indeed. . . . Such a demand for a poem [citing four authorized edition published within the first 30 days of first publication] passed all anticipations; it was never heard of in those days."). ESTC T146768. "Completed at some time in 1769, [and,] after at least six months of further revisions, The Deserted Village was finally published in 16 May 1770, as a quarto pamphlet, and six more editions appeared that same year. Nearly all the first reviews were favourable . . . Despite widespread resistance to its mourning the disruptive effects of enclosure [laws], The Deserted Village none the less gave fresh expression to the traditional form of elegy. Early readers admired the nostalgic descriptions of a vanished village life, with its vivid portraits of the preacher, the blacksmith, the schoolmaster, and the widow." (ODNB) "Goldsmith's The Deserted Village is not the greatest of the English elegies, but in its successful adjustment of serious Tory thought with gracious charm and in its successful redefinition of the pastoral elegy in terms of contemporary experience, Goldsmith's excellent and indispensable poetry may be said to deserve our admiration as well as our affection." (Miner, "The Making of The Deserted Village,' Huntington Library Quarterly Vol. 22, No. 2, p.141). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Trophées contenant divers attributs d'Eglise

      Paris: Daumont, circa 1770. 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. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow.

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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 Leip .

      in Gleditschens Handlung, Leipzig 1770 - Oktav, 217 x 129 mm LIV Seiten, 2502, [2 weiße] Spalten, [34] Seiten Tabellen I bis XXIX (ohne letzte Blatt mit den Tabellen XXX & XXXI). Handgefertigter moderner Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, unten das Jahr, Rücken aus naturfarbenem Schweinleder, die Deckel mit braungestreiftem Buntpapier bezogen, handgestochene weiß-braune Seidenkapitale, der alte Rotschnitt erhalten. (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. 1400 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Holzbau Architektur - Geschichte

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        Prospect der Stadt Rom

      Vienna 1770 - Raffigurazione della città con deformazione verticale dei monumenti, panorama della città da Monte Mario. Incisa da A. Sommer e stampata a Vienna intorno al 1770. (Marigliani indica erronemente la data di stampa in 1730). Rara. C. Marigliani, "Le Piante di Roma delle collezioni private", tav. 184 Dimensioni 270 160mm

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        Manuscrit autographe inédit de Jean Baptiste Charles Richard de Soultrait "Histoire des bénéfices" ayant appartenu à Georges Richard de Soultrait

      1770 - Grand in-4° relié plein veau de l'époque, 376 pages manuscrites - - - Seigneur de Soultrait, de Toury-sur-Abron, de Couroux, de Montcouroux, de la Forest, de Retz, des Espoisses, de Fleury-sur-Loire, de la Motte-Farchat et de Bussière, voir Ordre royal et militaire de St-Louis (chevalier) - - - - Écuyer, admis en 1749 dans la première Compagnie des mousquetaires de la garde du roi, capitaine au régiment de Fleury-Cavalerie en 1759. La famille Richard de Soultrait est une famille subsistante de la noblesse française, anoblie en 1745-1748, par l'exercice d'une charge de secrétaire du roi à la chambre des comptes de Dole. Roger de Quirielle, auteur de Généalogie de la famille Richard de Soultrait et de Lisle, écrit que la famille Richard est originaire de la petite ville de La Baume-de-Transit, dans le Comtat Venaissin, où elle était noble dès la première moitié du xive siècle et qu'en 1349 elle s'établit dans la ville de Valréas où plusieurs de ses membres furent élus consuls de la ville (1416, 1504, 1540, 1590, 1612, 1634, 1641, 1643.). E. de Séréville et F. de Saint-Simon, auteurs du Dictionnaire de la noblesse française écrivent que cette famille est originaire de Valréas au Comtat Venaissin où elle s'agrégea à la noblesse au xve siècle. Henri Jougla de Morenas, auteur du Grand Armorial de France, écrit qu'elle fut anoblie en 1461 par la charge de premier consul. Sa filiation suivie remonte à Pierre Richard, vivant en 1420, qualifié noble, « ce qui était la qualification de la seule noblesse dans le Comtat-Venaissin ». Au commencement du xviie siècle elle s'établit en Nivernais et fut anoblie au xviiie siècle par l'exercice de charges à la chambre des comptes de Dole (1745-1748)2 (noblesse de robe). Elle comparut à l'assemblée de la noblesse à Moulins en 1789. La famille Richard a donné plusieurs officiers aux armées royales. La famille Richard a possédé entre autres les seigneuries de Soultrait, L'Isle, Chanvé, Sorney, Montcouroux, Toury-sur-Arbron, Lamotte-Farchat, Fleury-sur-Loire. Jean Baptiste Charles Richard (né en 1732), seigneur de Soultrait, Toury, Montcouroux, Lamotte-Farchat et Fleury-sur-Loire. Mousquetaire de la garde du roi, puis capitaine au régiment des dragons de Condé, chevalier de Saint Louis. Georges Richard de Soultrait (1822-1888), écrivain et historien régionaliste, l'un des fondateurs de la Société nivernaise des lettres, sciences et arts dont il sera président de 1886 à 1888. Gibus Richard de Soultrait (né en 1957), surfeur, cofondateur et directeur de revues. Arthur Richard de Soultrait (né en 1982), fondateur et PDG de la marque de vêtements Vicomte A. Marcy Richard de Soultrait (né en 1987), fondateur et PDG de "MARCY PARIS". (Wikipedia) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The True Art of Angling: being a clear and speedy way of taking all sorts of fresh-water fish, with the worm, fly, paste, and other baits, in their proper seasons.

      

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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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        Iris augustifolia bicolor / Narrow leaved Flower-de-luce with two Coulours

      [London 1770 - Hand-coloured engraving. Very good condition apart from a 2 1/4" loss in the top left-hand corner. A beautifully designed image from Edwards "British Herbal", a superb and rare work in which Edwards sought the essence of his subjects, producing graceful flower portraits. Edwards lived in London until about 1778, at which time he moved to Surrey, and exhibited at both the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64.

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        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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        Lilium purpureo oroceum majus / Great Lily witha Purple Saffron coloured flower

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

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        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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