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

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

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        A Journey from London to Genoa, Through England, Portugal, Spain, and France

      London: T. Davies … and L. Davis, 1770. First English edition. vii, [i], 306; [ii], 320; [ii], 319, [1]; [ii], 311, [1], [12, index] pp. 8vo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, contrasting lettering pieces (the spine numbering incorrect). Extremities rubbed, some toning to text. First English edition. vii, [i], 306; [ii], 320; [ii], 319, [1]; [ii], 311, [1], [12, index] pp. 8vo. A work suggested by Baretti's friend Samuel Johnson, "It was he that exhorted me to write daily and with all possible minuteness: it was he that pointed out the topics which would most interest and most delight in a future publication. To his injunctions I have kept as close as I was able" (from the Preface). ESTC T83926; Courtney, p. 99

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        ALMANACH GEOGRAPHIQUE ou petit atlas élémentaire composé de cartes générales et particulières des différents Empires et Royaumes et Républiques de l’Europe et des autres parties de la Terre.

      Desnos Libraire Et Ingéneur-Géographe De S. A. Majeste Danoise. Rue St Jacques Au Globe. A. P. D. R. 1770 - In-32 ( 115 X 65 mm ) de ( 5 ff.n.c. )-32 cartes-( 2 ff.n.c. ), plein maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin bronze, coupes et coiffes filetées d'or, triple filet doré en encadrement des plats, roulette intérieure dorée, toutes tranches dorées ( Reliure de l'époque ). Frontispice dédicatoire au Roy du Danemark, titre gravé, portrait du Roi du Danemark et de Norvège et complet de ses 32 cartes à double page, mises en couleurs et montées sur onglets. Bel exemplaire. Géographie Histoire Marine Atlas Cartes Explorations Voyages [Attributes: 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. 1100 gr. Schlagworte: Architektur - HolzbauArchitektur - GeschichteNeueingänge - Architektur, Design

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        A CENTURY DISCOURSE, DELIVERED AT THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE FREEMEN OF THE TOWN OF WALLINGFORD, APRIL 9, 1770.

      Printed by T. and S. Green, [1770], New-Haven: - 51, [1 blank] pp, but lacking the half title. Broken stitching, two institutional rubberstamps [one a 'duplicate' notation]. Good+. Dana was pastor of the First Church in Wallingford. The cause of celebration: "That we have compleated 100 years since the incorporation of this town by the General Assembly of the colony." His Discourse reviews the early history of New Haven and Wallingford. He explains that "our first settlers" came from New Haven; Dana thus discusses New Haven's founding in 1638, the establishment of the first church there in 1639, the enactment of "a civil constitution," and its history through about 1670. The history of Wallingford then begins. Dana describes the "repeated incursions of the barbarians", that is, the Indians, in particular "Philip, youngest son of Massasoit," who sought to unite the New England Indians "against the English." The "extirpation of the savages" reflects the "divine goodness in freeing us from the enemy of the wilderness, and from an insidious foe." Evans 11622. Trumbull 540.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        VOLLSTANDIGES MARBURGER GESANG-BUCH...

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

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

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

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        Veduta degli avanzi del Foro di Nerva

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Album of drawings on the manufacture of Tobacco

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

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

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

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        A draught of Falklands Islands

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

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

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

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

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

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        Plano de las Yslas Malvinas cituadas en el mar del Sur

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

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

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

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        Nova Civitas Callii.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Biographie der Deutschen. - [3 Bände].

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

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        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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