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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.). Heister, Lorenz H. (* Frankfurt 19.9.1683, + Bornum bei Königslutter 18. April 1758), braunschweig-lüneburgischer Hofrath und Leibmedicus, Professor der Medicin, Chirurgie und Botanik an der königl. und herzogt. Julius-Universität zu Helmstädt. "H. muß unbestritten als der bedeutendste deutsche Chirurg des vorigen Jahrhunderts gelten. Mit einem ausgezeichneten Wissen in der Anatomie und den Naturwissenschaften ausgerüstet, mit einer umfassenden Kenntniß der alten und neuen in- und ausländischen Litteratur hat er in allen Gebieten der Heilkunde und der Naturwissenschaften, denen er sich näher widmete, also namentlich der Anatomie, Chirurgie, Augenheilkunde, Geburtshülfe, Botanik Treffliches geleistet, das größte Verdienst aber hat er sich um die Chirurgie erworben, wie schon aus dem unerhörten Erfolge ersichtlich ist, dessen sich sein früher angeführtes Lehrbuch der Chirurgie für Menschenalter zu erfreuen gehabt hat." Gurlt, Ernst, "Heister, Lorenz" in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 11 (1880), S. 672-676. Titelei [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Histoire d'un voyage aux isles Malouines, fait en 1763 & 1764; Avec des observations sur le détroit de Magellan, et sur les Patagons.

      Chez Saillant & Nyon & Delalain,, Paris, 1770 - IV, 385pp; 1ff, 314pp, 1ff, 18 planches. Seconde édition, en partie originale, après la première parue à Berlin l’année précédente. Cette édition contient en sus : "Journal historique du voyage fait aux îles Malouines" et les précieuses "Remarques" par Delisle de Sales en bas de pages. Exemplaire bien complet de ses 18 planches et cartes dépliantes in fine du second tome. (Sabin 60996 - Leclerc 1984 - Chadenat 659 - Boucher de la Richarderie VI, p. 397-98). Livres Bel exemplaire, intérieur frais. Brochage d’attente (postérieur mais en papier d'époque), titre manuscrit sur les dos et premiers plats. [Attributes: Soft 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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        Le Printemps - L'Esté - L'Automne - L'Hiuer.

      - Kupferstiche v. Perel b. P. Drevet, Paris, um 1770, 16 x 22 cm je Wunderbare Jahreszeitenfolge auf vier Blättern; Titel unten mittig unterhalb der Darstellung; links und rechts daneben je vier Zeilen eines achtzeiligen Verses in französischer Sprache. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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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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        BRASS FOUNDERS CATALOG

      Birmingham - ENGLAND 1770 - BRASS FOUNDERS CATALOG / 72 ENGRAVINGS / 17 X 26,5 CM. / Birmingham / 1770 / Most of that brass was manufactured across the Atlantic, in Birmingham, England. A directory lists 33 different brass founders there in 1770, and the number kept growing. Which brings us back to the mystery of this catalogue. No brass founder¿s name was printed anywhere on it. No date. No publisher. Over 100 brass catalogues from this era have been preserved in libraries and museums, and almost all lack a printed name identifying the source of the objects they picture. Clues in the paper and printing help date the catalogues. Owners¿ signatures occasionally lead us to a specific foundry. Most remain tantalizingly anonymous. CATÁLOGO FUNDIDORES DE LATÓN / 72 GRABADOS / La mayor parte de ese latón se fabricó a través del Atlántico, en Birmingham, Inglaterra. Un directorio enumera 33 fundadores de latón diferentes allí en 1770, y el número siguió creciendo. Lo que nos devuelve al misterio de este catálogo. No se imprimió ningún nombre de fundador de bronce en ninguna parte de él. Sin fecha. Ningún editor. Más de 100 catálogos de latón de esta época han sido conservados en bibliotecas y museos, y casi todos carecen de un nombre impreso que identifique la fuente de los objetos que ellos representan. Las pistas en el papel y la ayuda de la ayuda de la fecha los catálogos. Las firmas de los propietarios ocasionalmente nos llevan a una fundición específica. La mayoría sigue siendo tentadoramente anónima. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        l'Intérêt général de l'état, ou la liberté du commerce des blés, démontrée conforme au droit naturel; au droit public de la France; aux loix fondamentales du royaume; à l'intérêt commun du souverain & de les sujets dans tous les temps: avec la réfutation d'un nouveau systême, publié en forme de dialogues, sur le commerce des blés.

      Amsterdam, Desaint, 1770. 12mo (16.7 x 9.5 cm). 16, 418 pp. Contemporary full calf. Board edges finely blind-tooled, spine with five raised bands, rich gilt with floral patterns and burgundy morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.l A very rare and important early work on general interest, with different views on the freedom of trade and taxation, in particular of the economically most important food source, grain. The title roughly translates as: "General interest of the state, or freedom of the corn trade, demonstrated in conformity with natural right, the public right of France, to the fundamental laws of the kingdom, to the common interest of the ruler, and his subjects, in all time: with the refutation of a new system, published in the form of dialogues on the corn trade.". The author, not named in this publication, was the French physiocrat Pierre-Paul Le Mercier, or Lemercier, de La Rivière (1719-1801), advisor to the Parliament of Paris from 1747 until the abolition of the offices by the Revolution, and - thanks to Madame de Pompadour - intendant of Martinique between 1759 and 1764. "Physiocracy (from the Greek for "Government of Nature") is an economic theory developed by a group of 18th century enlightened French economists who believed that the wealth of nations was derived solely from the value of 'land agriculture' or 'land development' and that agricultural products should be highly priced. Their theories originated in France and were most popular during the second half of the 18th century. Physiocracy is perhaps the first well-developed theory of economics." (Wikipedia). Corners a bit rubbed; rear board joint with short split at spine end. A very good, clean copy. Einaudi 3305; Goldsmiths' 10641; INED 2791bis; Higgs 4959; Kress 6744. Not in Brunet.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        l'Intérêt général de l'état, ou la liberté du commerce des blés, démontrée conforme au droit naturel; au droit public de la France; aux loix fondamentales du royaume; à l'intérêt commun du souverain & de les sujets dans tous les temps: avec la réfutation d'un nouveau systême, publié en forme de dialogues, sur le commerce des blés.

      - Amsterdam, Desaint, 1770. 12mo (16.7 x 9.5 cm). 16, 418 pp. Contemporary full calf. Board edges finely blind-tooled, spine with five raised bands, rich gilt with floral patterns and burgundy morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.l A very rare and important early work on general interest, with different views on the freedom of trade and taxation, in particular of the economically most important food source, grain. The title roughly translates as: "General interest of the state, or freedom of the corn trade, demonstrated in conformity with natural right, the public right of France, to the fundamental laws of the kingdom, to the common interest of the ruler, and his subjects, in all time: with the refutation of a new system, published in the form of dialogues on the corn trade.". The author, not named in this publication, was the French physiocrat Pierre-Paul Le Mercier, or Lemercier, de La Rivière (1719-1801), advisor to the Parliament of Paris from 1747 until the abolition of the offices by the Revolution, and - thanks to Madame de Pompadour - intendant of Martinique between 1759 and 1764. "Physiocracy (from the Greek for "Government of Nature") is an economic theory developed by a group of 18th century enlightened French economists who believed that the wealth of nations was derived solely from the value of 'land agriculture' or 'land development' and that agricultural products should be highly priced. Their theories originated in France and were most popular during the second half of the 18th century. Physiocracy is perhaps the first well-developed theory of economics." (Wikipedia). Corners a bit rubbed; rear board joint with short split at spine end. A very good, clean copy. Einaudi 3305; Goldsmiths’ 10641; INED 2791bis; Higgs 4959; Kress 6744. Not in Brunet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Garten, "Allée derer FruchtBäume zu Sans Soucy".

      - aquarell. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Probst in Augsburg, um 1770, 34,5 x 63,5 Sixt von Kapff K83. Ungewöhnliches, allseitig vergrößertes Guckkastenblatt, mittig die bei Sixt genannte Ansicht und darum ca. 10 cm aquarellierte Erweiterung mit neuem Titel unterhalb der Darstellung. In dieser Form ein Unikat

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        Teilansicht, Schloss, "Prospectus Palatii Principis Monasteriensis - Prospect des Fürstl. Schloß zu Münster.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) n. Reinhold b. Probst in Augsburg, um 1770, 28 x 41,5 Sixt von Kapff K 73. Westfalia Picta VIII, 450. Dekorative Ansicht des Fürstbischöflichen Schlosses Münster von Südwesten, seitenrichtige Wiedergabe einer Ansicht von Christian Ludolph Reinhold; Farben geringfügig verblasst, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

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        Schloß, Ansicht m. d. Terrassen, "Prospectus villae Regiae Sanssoucianae , in agro Potsdamiensi, qua ad hortum vergit. . Prospect des Königl. Lust - Schloßes San Soucy bey Potsdam .".

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Probst in Augsburg, um 1770, 27,5 x 41 Sixt von Kapff K 80. Dekorative Ansicht der berühmten Gartenseite des Schlosses Sanssouci mit dem terrassenförmig angelegten Weinberg; in der Mitte etwas faltig, sonst tadellos.

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        Teilansicht, Pleissenburg, "Das Schloss oder Castell zu Leipzig, die Pleissenburgh genant, wie solches gegen Westen anzusehen.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. Hauer n. Blattner b. Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie in Augsburg, um 1770, 24,5 x 37,5 Hübsche Ansicht der Pleissenburg von Osten aus; gering fleckig, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

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        Teilansicht, Innenstadtansicht mit der Pegnitz und den 3 Steinernden Brücken, "Prospectus trium pontium lapideorum .".

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Probst in Augsburg, um 1770, 28 x 40,5 Sixt v. Kapff, Guckkasten, Nr. K76 und Abbildung. - Bei den Brücken handelt es sich um die Schuldbrücke, Barfüsserbrücke und die Fleischbrücke. Unter der Ansicht der Titel in 4 Sprachen.

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        Teilansicht, Markt "La Place publique à Mannheim. - Der Markt zu Mannheim.".

      - altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. Leizel b. Probst in Augsburg, um 1770, 28 x 38 Sixt von Kapff K 69. Vergl. Schefold 30385 (Vorlage der Gebrüder Kauber). Hübsche Ansicht des Marktplatzes zu Mannheim, "der linke Teil des 1701-1723 errichteten großen Doppelbaus an der Stirnseite des Marktplatzes ist das alte Rathaus, daran angebaut die 'Untere Pfarrkirche St. Sebastian'." (Sixt p. 120); auf Karton aufgezogen, sonst von guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Persicaria Nientales Nicotianae Folio [Eastern Arsesmart with a Tobacco Leaf]

      [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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        Bildnis einer jungen Dame mit Haube

      0 - um 1770. Bleistift und Feder(leicht im Gesicht laviert) auf Bütten, im Oval, 18,5 x 14,8 cm. Blattgr. 22,3 x 18,5 cm. In Passepartout mit ovalem Ausschnitt, 32 x 26 cm. - Leicht gebräunt und fleckig.

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        Histoire naturelle des glacières de Suisse, traduction libre de l'allemand ., par M. de Kéralio.

      Paris, (De l?Imprimerie P. Alex Le Prieur pour:) Panckoucke, M. DCC. LXX, 1770, - in-4°, frontispice gravé sur cuivre + XIV + 1 f. (approb. et privil.) + 372 p. + 18 planches dépl. gravées par A. Zingg + 2 grandes cartes gravées dépl. + 1 tableau dépliant gravé (explication des mots allem. et des signes.) + XIV (Table alphabétique) + 1 f., grandes marges, sans rousseurs, une tache marginale sur qqs feuilles, gardes en papier dominoté, exlibris gravé ?Du Cabinet de Monsieur Guillaume de L'Espine?, reliure en veau marbré, dos à nerfs richement orné, tranches rouges, coiffe tirée, début de fente dans les charnières en haut, sinon bon exemplaire. Première édition française de l'important ouvrage de Gruner, d'abord publié en allemand à Berne (1760). Bon exemplaire complet d'un ouvrage sur les Alpes suisses et les glaciers du massif du Mont-Blanc. la planche XIII représente ?la plus ancienne vue panoramique connue du Mont-Blanc? (Perret).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2072 (sous Gruner); Haller I/1483; Wäber BSL III/34; Quérard III/494, et (sous Kéralio) IV/294-295; Poggendorf I/965; Barth 18025 (uniq. l'éd. orig. all. 1760); Giudicetti, Eine Ergänzung . (complément à Blumer), p. 12, n° 41; Graf BSL IIa/115, cf. 63; Thieme-B. XXXVI/521-523; Réan 19;

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        To Her most Excellent Maj.ty Queen Caroline, this Perspective View of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich is humbly inscribed by Her Majesty's most Dutiful Subject Thomas Lawranson

      London: John Boydell. unbound. Engraving in two parts. Joined sheet measures 54" x 20" This circa 1770 perspective view by Thomas Lawranson shows the Royal Hospital of Greenwich in London. The view, in two sheets, shows the elegant building of the Royal Hospital (now the Old Royal Naval College) in Palladian style architecture. Several figures are seen within the large central court and the grounds, including men, women, and wounded men on crutches. In the foreground a boat is pulling up to the steps, while the Queen's house and the observatory on the hill is seen in the background. The Royal Coat of Arms is included in the bottom center margin with the title. This print, reissued from the 1730s original by John Boydell, is engraved by William Henry Toms. In good condition in original two sheet format with foxing throughout and wear along original folds. Some edge wear.

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