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        The Little Artist.

      (Strasbourg: Gabory, c. 1770). Magnetic toy, consisting of four pasteboard squares, each side of which features a varnished hand-colored engraving, and two pasteboard boxes decorated with patterned paper. One of the boxes bears an illustrated label showing a young artist sitting before his easel, creating a painting that is determined by a rotating disc; the other box has a simple sliding top. The illustrations on the four pasteboard squares correspond to the eight images on the rotating disc. To use the toy, the user places one of the four squares into the plain box, slides the lid on, then places the painter's box on top. Like magic, a magnetic strip inside the square causes the disc to spin so that the artist is painting the same image that was just placed in the box below. The eight painting options include a maritime scene, a winter hunt, two still lifes, a portrait of a bewigged lady, who also appears in garden tableau, and a pastoral landscape. The set fully functional and housed in its original wooden box with a beveled sliding lid.

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        BONN., "Prospect der neuen Residenz zu Bonn des Churfürsten von Kölln von der Franciskaner Seite anzusehen".

      Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt) von Leizelt, Augsburg, um 1770, 26 x 38 cm. In der Kaiserlichen Akademie in Augsburg erschienenes, seltenes Guckkastenblatt. - Gut erhalten mit schmalem Rändchen, unten mit geringen Textverlust. Feines Altkolorit. Gerahmt. Nordrhein-Westfalen, Guckkastenblatt

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        Letter to Dr. Blackstone, By the Author of the Question Stated. To which is prefixed, Dr. Blackstone's Letter to Sir William Meredith. Eller 259

      Part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament, and most embarrassing for Blackstone, accused of saying one thing in his 'Commentaries' and another as a Member of Parliament, in Ian Doolittle's words "caught leaden-footed in debate". Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good crisp copy; with the half-title. Printed for G. Woodfall, Charing Cross [etc.], London, 1770.

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        Récréations mathématiques et physiques qui contiennent plusieurs problèmes d'arithmétique, de géométrie, de musique, d'optique, de gnomonique... de pyrotechnie, & de physique. Avec un traité des horloges élémentaires... Nelle édit. revue et corrigée.

      Paris, Cl. A. Jombert, 1770, 4 vol. in 8°, ill. de 135 planches gravées h. t. certaines se dépl. pl. et figures int., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, une coiffe sup. restaurée (peu visible) et manque qq. dorures à un dos, sinon bel exemplaire. (ex-libris gravé du Marquis Constant de Rebecque) Bonne édition augmentée revue par Grandin professeur de philosophie au Lycée de Navarre. Ouvrage très recherché des amateurs de physique amusante et de prestidigitation, les horloges élémentaires (d'après Domenico Martinelli), les lampes perpétuelles... ¶ Fechner p.416 - Ruegg p.71 - DSB IX p. 263-5 "the work alos covers card games, conjuring feats, sun dials, water clocks, optical puzzles..." - Sotheran II n°12888 - Poggendorff II p. 342.

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        La Science des Négocians et Teneurs de Livres, ou Instruction Générale pour tout ce qui se pratique dans les Comtoirs des Négocians, tant pour les Affaires de Banque, que pour les Marchandises, & chez les Financiers pour les Comptes

      Nouvelle Edition, revue & corrigée avec la dernière exactitude, augmentée d'un Traité des Changes Etrangers, 1 vol. in-8 oblong reliure de l'époque pleine basane marbrée, dos à 4 nerfs, tranches marbrées, Aux Dépens de la Compagnie, Amsterdam, 1770, XVI-760 pp. Agréable exemplaire (petits frott. en coins, qq. mouill. discrètes, une mouill. au second plat) provenant de la bibliothèque d'une famille de négociants bordelais. Français

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        Les militaires au-dela du Gange

      Chez Bailly 1770 - - Chez Bailly, à Paris 1770, in-8 (12,7x19,7cm), (8) xvj, 506pp. (6) et (4) 480pp. (2), 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale, illustrée de 2 belles figures de Eisen gravées par de Longueil (que l'on trouve parfois aux frontispices) et de 4 planches dépliantes en fin du tome I. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné, roulettes en queue et tête. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Coiffe de tête fendue au mors inférieur. Manque à la pièce de tomaison du tome II. Frottements. Absence du faux-titre dans le tome I. Bon exemplaire, frais dans l'ensemble. Curiosité. Les recherches en tactique militaire ont conduit l'auteur à établir cette histoire militaire des guerres entre le Siam et la Cochinchine (Vietnam et Thaïlande). Le livre contient une histoire de ces deux pays ainsi qu'une description de leur géographie. Lo de Radelet s'attache également à décrire les dispositifs militaires, les stratégies et les machines de guerres employés par les deux camps, ainsi que l'histoire de ses héros. Le plus étrange est la connaissance que les protagonistes ont des guerres de l'Europe et notamment de l'Antiquité, connaissance qu'il faut attribuée à l'auteur. Le modèle de Lo de Radelet, qu'il cite par ailleurs dans sa préface, est la Cyropédie de Xénophon, dont l'auteur semble emprunter la narration. Lo de Radelet obtint le grade de colonel dans l'armée de Suède. Il se mit ensuite au service de la France, mais renonçant à la gloire militaire et après avoir été blessé par deux fois, il se retira pour se consacrer à des études de tactique militaire et de philosophie. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition Binders full mottled brown sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated, wheels and tail head. parts of title in red morocco and volume number in green morocco. Slotted cap to the lower joint. Lack the volume number part of Volume II. Friction. (8) xvj, 506pp. (6) et (4) 480pp. (2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter on the fighting between the Ottomans and Mamluks in Egypt]. Bucharest, 13 December 1803. 4to (23.5 x 18.5 cm). Autograph letter in English, signed, written in brown ink on laid paper.

      - A signed autograph letter by William Drummond (1770-1828), Scottish classical scholar, poet and British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, written in Bucharest en route from Constantinople (Istanbul) to Berlin. The British had taken Alexandria from Napoleon's troops on 2 September 1801, but abandoned it in March 1803, disappointing the Mamluks and their leader Muhammad Bey al-Alfi, who had supported the British against the French and Ottoman forces and remained in Alexandria. The Ottomans, facing financial troubles, disbanded their non-Turkish forces without pay, and their Albanian captain Muhammad Ali (1769-1849) and his troops in Cairo mutinied and wrested control of the city from the Ottoman governor. Although this put the Albanians on the British and Mamluk side against the French and Ottomans, the Mamluks were not prepared to leave Cairo in Albanian hands. Drummond therefore notes in the present letter that the latest news when he left Constantinople was that the "Beys" (Mamluk forces under Muhammed Bey al-Alfi) had raised the siege of Alexandria and returned to Cairo due to "a mutinous spirit" among their "new allies", the Albanian troops, and he regrets that the "French interest" among the Mamluks "has taken a decided ascendancy." In the event, Muhammad Ali was to prevail in 1805 when Sultan Selim III in Istanbul recognised him as his viceroy in Egypt.In fine condition. A letter on the power struggle that was to bring Muhammad Ali to power in Egypt in the aftermath of the French Revolutionary War.

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        Instructions succinctes sur les accouchemens, en faveur des sages-femmes des Provinces. Faites par ordre du Ministère.

      Paris, Vincent, 1770. ____ Première édition. Ce manuel pratique, publié sur ordre du Ministére, est illustré par 2 planches dépliantes montrant 12 charmantes figures, les positions de l'enfant dans la matrice. Joseph Raulin (1708-1784) conseiller-médecin ordinaire du Roi a rédigé cet ouvrage dans un "style simple & clair". Il existe trois éditions, chez Vincent à la même date. La première, comme celle-ci possède 168 pages, la "seconde édition", 252 et une autre, sans mention d'édition, 254. Bel exemplaire. *****. In-12. [132 x 75 mm] Collation : XII, 168 pp., 2 planches hors, texte. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        La Mimographe, ou idées d'une honnête-femme pour la réformation du Théâtre National. Amsterdam, chez Changuion (et La Haie, chez Gosse e Pinet), 1770

      Changuion, 1770. 2 parti in un vol. in-8, pp. 466, leg. ottoc. m. pelle, dorso a nervi con tit. oro, taglio super. dor. Prima edizione , assai rara, di questo colto, interessante, ed in certa misura stravagante, trattato in favore della riforma del teatro, argomento assai dibattuto all'epoca. Nella prima parte l'autore (noto letterato, romanziere ed autore drammatico francese, 1734-1806), che in quest'opera dimostra di possedere profonda conoscenza dell'argomento, citando, tra l'altro, Riccoboni e Rousseau, enuncia le proprie idee riformatrici mediante una serie di lettere che si scambiano due sorelle attrici (Madame d'Alzan e Madame Des Tinges); nella seconda, intitolata ''Notes'', e che abbraccia le pp. 297-457, espone più direttamente le varie innovazioni che coinvolgono ogni aspetto e forma di spettacolo : utilità, legittimità e vantaggi del teatro, modifiche della sala (parterre, anfiteatro, logge), vari tipi di rappresentazione (comédie, tragédie, opéra-comique, comédie-ariette, parodie, pantomime), educazione degli attori, abiti, ruoli, direzione, danza, prezzi, ecc. Sostanzialmente, come avverte subito l'editore, ''l'auteur, plus sévère de Riccoboni, voit le Théâtre des mêmes yeux que le célèbre e vertueux Citoyen de Genève: mais loin de chercher, comme J.J. Rousseau, à nous priver, parce qu'il peut être dangereux, d'un plaisir qui réunit l'agréable à l'utile, proprose les moyens de l'augmenter, en même-temps en suggère pour honester la profession de Comédien''. Raro. Ottimo esempl.

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

      New editionBound 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. Chez Jean Nourse & Gosse junior A Londres& A La Haie 1770 In-8 (12x19cm) 215pp. relié

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        Allerneuste Geheimnisse der Freÿmäurer. Deren Sitten und Gebräuche beÿ ihren Versammlungen und Aufnehmen der Brüder, Diener, Lehrlinge, Gesellen, Meister u. Obermeister.

      1770 1770 - 2nd edition. No place 1770. With engraved titlepage, frontispice and 7 folded plates. 148 + [2] pp. Bound in contemporary plain halfleather. Binding marked of use, foxed througout. * Abbé Larudan was an anonymous 18th Century French writer—possibly a clergyman for the Catholic Church, though this is unconfirmed—who is largely known for his Anti-Masonic writing, The Freemasons Crushed. A second volume was published 1780.

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        Prozessionszug mit Segnung eines Kindes.

      - Bleistift, mit Bleistiftlinie umrandet, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. 11,1:18,1 cm. Insgesamt nicht ganz frisch, am Oberrand winzige Nagellöchlein, Fehlstelle rechts oben und Knickfalten links oben; verso alte Klebereste. Sicher Entwurf für eine Illustration. Als Sohn des Malers C.A. Richter (1770-1848) erhielt Ludwig Richter seinen ersten Unterricht im Malen, Zeichnen und Radieren bei seinem Vater. Mittels eines 3jährigen Reisestipendiums konnte er 1823-1826 nach Italien gehen, wo er regen Kontakt mit deutschen Künstlern pflegte. Nach seiner Rückkehr blieb er für wenige Jahre in Dresden, zog 1828 nach Meißen, wo er bis 1935 als Zeichenlehrer in der Porzellanmanufaktur tätig war. Anschließend wurde er als Professor an die Dresdner Kunstakademie berufen, wo er bis 1876 lehrte. Nach seinem Italienaufenthalt zunächst vorwiegend nach dort gezeichneten Blättern arbeitend, wandte er sich an 1835 zunehmend der heimischen Landschaft zu. 1836 begann die fruchtbare Zusammenarbeit mit dem Verleger Georg Wigand in Leipzig, für den er nicht nur Landschaften für dessen Stahlstiche zeichnete, sondern auch für die Holzschnitte zu Marbachs Volkbüchern. Seine Illustrationskunst, die zunehmend in den Vordergrund seines Schaffens trat, für Volksschriften, Liedersammlungen, Gedichte, Märchen und Kinderbücher etc. war für zahlreiche Künstler vorbildhaft.

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        IL VIGNOLA ILLUSTRATO

      Pagliarini, Roma 1770 - L'opera si compone di: "Saggio di geometria - Vita dell'A. - De' cinque ordini in generale - La prima regola della prospettiva pratica - Spiegazione d'alcuni termini d'architettura".

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        Historisch-kritische Nachrichten von Italien, welche eine genaue Beschreibung dieses Landes, der Sitten und Gebräuche, der Regierungsform, Handlung, Oekonomie, des Zustandes der Wissenschaften, und insonderheit der Werke der Kunst nebst einer Beurtheilung derselben enthalten. Aus den neuesten französischen und englischen Reisebeschreibungen und as eignen Anmerkungen zusammengetragen.

      verlegts Caspar Fritsch, Leipzig 1770 - 3 Bde. Leipzig, verlegts Caspar Fritsch, 1770-1771. 8vo. (I:) Titelkupfer, Tb. mit gest. Allegorie, XXVI, 682 S., 5 Bll. (Verlagsanzeigen); (II:) Tb. mit gest. Allegorie, VIII, 872 S.; (III:) Tb. mit gest. Allegorie, 3 Bll, 846 S., 21 Bll. (Verzeichniß der merkwürdigsten Sachen). Neue, schöne Halblederbände. (Bd. 1 mit älterem, blassem St.a.T., Bd. 3 mit stärkerem Privatst.a.T.). Seltene Erstausgabe des "für uns Deutsche lange Zeit unentbehrlichen Handbuch(s)" (Schudt, S. 173), in der Ausgabe, wie sie Goethe bei seiner Italienreise mit sich führte. - "Ich lese jetzt des guten trockenen Volkmanns 2. Theyl, um mir zu notieren, was ich noch nicht gesehen habe" (Goethe). Es erschien in den Jahren 1777-1778 noch eine zweite, erweiterte und verbesserte Ausgabe. Schlosser nennt das Werk "ein rühmliches Zeugnis deutschen Fleißes. Im ganzen ist wohl nicht zuviel geseagt, daß keine andere Nation einen derart gründlichen Reisemarschall aus alter Zeit aufzuweisen hat" (Schlosser 473f.). - Volkmann (1732-1803) war Privatgelehrter in Leipzig und betätigte sich als Übersetzer von Werken der französischen, englischen und italienischen Aufklärung ins Deutsche, ökonomischer, politischer und historischer Werke, aber auch solcher aus dem Sujet der Reiseliteratur. Er unternahm selbst eine ausgedehnte Bildungsreise nach Italien, sein Reiseführer speist sich also auch aus eigener Anschauung. - Blank, Goethes Welt, 265. (Bd. 1 mit älterem, blassem St.a.T., Bd. 3 mit stärkerem Privatst.a.T.). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        IL VIGNOLA ILLUSTRATO

      Pagliarini, 1770. 1 antiporta aleg. inc. in rame, ritr. di Papa Clemente XIV a cui è dedicata l'opera, dedica, 55 tavv. f.t. incise in rame buon es. L'opera si compone di: "Saggio di geometria - Vita dell'A. - De' cinque ordini in generale - La prima regola della prospettiva pratica - Spiegazione d'alcuni termini d'architettura".

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        Sammlung judischer Geschichten in der Schweiz

      First edition, rare, illustrated with a frontispiece Holzhalt (Jews worshiping an allegory of Switzerland), a thumbnail of the same title, and two boards with a fold of the same, but engraved by Bullinger (synagogue and Jewish cemetery). Sheepskin brown half contemporary. Spine ribbed Jansenist. Part of title and volume number of black sheepskin. Accidents with gaps in mind. Bare and highly rounded corners. History of Jews in Switzerland, in which the historian and theologian Ulrich exempts Jews numerous charges and asked the Swiss to be treated with equality. After protesting, Ulrich converted to Judaism, studied and had many missionary activities. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Johannes Hosmeister Zurich 1770 in-4 (19x25cm) (16) 504pp. relié

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        A Journey into Siberia, made by Order of the King of France.

      London: for T. Jefferys,, 1770. Containing an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Russians, the Present State of their Empire; with the Natural History, and Geographical Description of their Country, and Level of the Road from Paris to Tobolsky. Translated from the French, with a Preface by the Translator. Quarto (264 x 196 mm). 20th-century half calf, raised bands to spine, black morocco label, marbled sides. Folding map frontispiece, 9 engraved plates of which one folding. Light browning, occasional mild spotting or soiling, chiefly to margins, very slightly stronger on leaves facing plates, folding map with a stipple of trivial spill-burns along the bottom edge, and shallow chipping along fore edge affecting the border only, pale marginal tide-marks to plates facing pp. xii, 109 and 111, plate to face p. 106 bound to page p. 108. A very good copy. First edition in English, from the library of the great industrialist Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795), with his Etruria shelfmark label mounted to the folding map verso and another relaid to the front pastedown, and sometime owned by an early subscription library in Bolton, Lancashire, where it circulated among several leading figures of the Industrial Revolution. The second blank verso is inscribed in a contemporary hand with a list of borrowers, dates, and the stipulation "to be kept 10 days". The first name, listed on 19 February, the year unspecified, is Dorning Rasbotham (1730-1791), a Manchester-born antiquary and playwright who lived at Farnworth. It was later borrowed by a Mr Pilkington on 21 April, and on the 29th by a Mr S. Crompton: this is very likely Bolton merchant-manufacturer John Pilkington, and Samuel Crompton (1753-1827), inventor of the spinning mule, a machine which revolutionised cotton manufacturing. In 1781 Pilkington offered Crompton to demonstrate his machine before the Manchester Council of Manufacturers, and some years later, in 1812, supported his bid for financial assistance from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. On 21 July the book was taken out by Roger Dewhurst (d. 1806), businessman and owner of Bolton's Halliwell Hall. The last borrower is another Crompton, John, on 3 August. Rasbotham and Wedgwood, who were exact contemporaries, may have met through their membership of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Wedgwood had an extensive library mainly comprising works on neoclassical design. It does not appear to have been dispersed in his lifetime, but Wedgwood may have been encouraged to donate a few items to a friendly of society of fellow industrialists by his wife: he is recorded as having told his partner Thomas Bentley that "My Sally says I must buy no more books until I build her a new house & suggests I read some of those I have already - what nonsense she talks sometimes" (Wedgwood Museum, online). Chappé d'Auteroche (1722/8-69) was a French astronomer. "In 1761, by the order of the king of France, and by arrangement with Catherine II, he undertook an expedition into Siberia to observe the transit of Venus. From Paris he reached St Petersburg, then sledged to Tobolsk, where in 1761 the transit was duly observed. The expedition carried out a large number of scientific measurements en route, and reported on the geography of the region and the customs of the inhabitants" (Howgego). His account provides "a mass of detail" (Nerhood) on Russian mercantile exports, mining (iron ore, copper, and gold), and flora and fauna, as well as meteorological observations. It is also noted "for its forthright and sometimes provocative descriptions of Russian manners and characters" (Hill), which provoked a rebuttal, The Antidote, written "By a Lover of Truth" and sometimes attributed to Catherine the Great.

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        ESSAYS AND TREASTISES OF SEVERAL SUBJECTS. In Four Volumes. A New edition.

      Four volumes: iv, 329 [330 blank]; [iv], 376; [iv], 298; [iv], 371 [372 blank]. Octavo. Contemporary calf, gilt, recently expertly re-backed. Some staining to the titles and last leaves from the leather; some occasional marginal annotation; lacks one rear endpaper in one volume; ownership details to front endpapers; else a very good set.

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        Del Decamerone di M. Giovanni Boccaccio. Nuovamente corretto, e con diligenza stampato. In cinque volumi in ottavo

      5 volume set. Vol 1 - [2], xix, [1], 256 pages. Vol 2 - [2], viiii, 237, [1] pages. Vol 3 - [2], vii, [1], 160 pages. Vol 4 - [2]. 225, [1] pages. Vol 5 - [2], 216 pages. There are 14 plates. The half title pages are bound in after the title pages in all the volumes. Bound in full vellum, soiling and discolouring, mainly to the spines. Damage to the head of spine of vol 2 and the foot of spine of vol 1.

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        CARDS OF ANTIENT HISTORY.

      Two set of cards, each containing 52 cards. The first set lacks the title card [51 of 52], but covers the period from the First Epoch. Adam, or the Creation. Year of the World 1. 4004 Before Christ, ending at the VIth Lunar Eclipse, 502 B.C. The second set of cards is titled: CARDS OF ANTIENT HISTORY, from the Battle of Marathon, to the Birth of Jesus Christ; including the History of 500 years. By John Ryland, A.M. Master of a Boarding School at Northampton. Published. Oct' 1st 1770. Printed for Carrington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Each card measures 9.3 x 6.3 cm. The cards were issued in two sets, as stated on card 51 of the set, is the notification: 'NB. AA second set of Cards, containing the remaining principal Facts down to the Birth of Christ, will soon be published.' Both sets are in excellent condition. A rare 18th century teaching aid, that tackles the task of marrying recorded history with Biblical mythology and dogma. So far as we can ascertain, it is unrecorded. We cannot be certain which John Ryland was the author of these cards, as both John Collett Ryland (1723-1792), and his son (1753 to 1825) were schoolmasters and authors of works concerned with religion and education.

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        Quintus Horatius Flaccus

      Edition illustrated with a frontispiece engraved by Henriquez, a title label engraved by Le Grand and four figures Plover, engraved by Laine, Leveau, Le Vasseur and Godfrey; absent Cohen.Contemporary binding in full red morocco, back with five nerves richly decorated with gilded finials and nets, as part of Havana morocco, triple net gilded framing dishes, double net gilded on the cuts, golden lace coaching contreplats All edges gilt. Bookplates in the form of an acrostic on the back of the first guard.Some very tiny friction on bookbinding and some spots on the edges like the other best, if not beautiful book. Typis Johannis Baskerville (John Baskerville) Birminghamiae (Birmingham) 1770 in-4 (22x29cm) (1p. tit) 344pp. relié

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        Systême de la nature. Ou des loix du monde physique & du monde moral. Par M. Mirabaud

      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! S.n. [Marc Michel Rey] Londres [Amsterdam] 1770 in-8 (11,5x19,5cm) (12) 366pp. et (6) 408pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Contemplation de la nature

      Second edition, after the original was published in 1764. Calf Full time. Back to nerves decorated with jewels in boxes. Parts in red morocco title and volume number in morocco beige. Tail headdress of Volume I threadbare. Lack the second chamber of the second volume. Volume II joints open tail. Some scuffs on the boards. Bonnet (1720-1793) is considered one of the fathers of modern biology (he was the first to use the term evolution in biology), both for his experimental research that his philosophy had a profound influence on the naturalistic . This is when he was struck blind he turned to the theory. This book contains the first eight chapters of "Considerations on organized bodies", published in 1762, where Bonnet explains his theory on the pre-existence of germs. Bonnet also reports many observations of natural history. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Marc-Michel Rey à Amsterdam 1770 in-8 (10x17cm) xxxiv, 324pp. et viij, 291pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Del Decamerone di M Giovanni Boccaccio Nuovamente corretto, e con diligenza stampato In cinque volumi in ottavo

      In Toscano: A spese di Giovanni Ghiara. Good. 1770. Full vellum. 5 volume set. Vol 1 - [2], xix, [1], 256 pages. Vol 2 - [2], viiii, 237, [1] pages. Vol 3 - [2], vii, [1], 160 pages. Vol 4 - [2]. 225, [1] pages. Vol 5 - [2], 216 pages. There are 14 plates. The half title pages are bound in after the title pages in all the volumes. Bound in full vellum, soiling and sicolouring, mainly to the spines. Damage to the head of spine of vol 2 and the foot of spine of vol 1. Bookplates to the frot pastedowns - Ex libris Stephani D Winkworthii. .

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        Exercice de mathématique et de physique, dédié à Messire Jean-François Le Maistre (...) maire, et à Messieurs Louis-Jean Millot, Marc-Antoine Roux, J. Bapt. Arnaud Dufouard, Jacques-Cosme Michel, échevins...

      Marseille, Imprimerie de Sibié, 1770. ____ Recueil imprimé d'exercices d'algèbre, de géométrie, de mécanique, d'optique..., d'un très bon niveau scientifique. A l'usage des élèves du Collège de l'Oratoire de Marseille. A la fin, on lit : "Répondront Messieurs Bruno Latyl, de Marseille et Jean-Baptiste Lesperon, de Toulon dans la salle du Collège de Marseille, des prêtres de l'Oratoire, le ... juillet 1770, à trois heures de l'après-midi". Il s'agissait donc d'une sorte d'examen ou de soutenance de thèse d'élèves de ce collège, qui s'était ouvert en 1625. Les prètres de l'Oratoire ont été, avec les Jésuites, à la pointe de l'enseignement scientifique en France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècle. Très bel exemplaire, élégamment relié à l'époque aux armes de la ville de Marseille. Très rare. Aucun exemplaire retrouvé dans les bibliothèques publiques en France ou aillleurs.***** No copy in French libraries, nor in OCLC. In-4. Collation : 15 pp. Maroquin rouge, roulette dorée en encadrement sur les plats avec armes de Marseille au centre, dos lisse orné d'une roulette dorée. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Histoire dun voyage aux Isles Malouines fait en 1763 and 1764 avec des observations sur le detroit de Magellan et sur les Patagons nouvelle édition Paris Saillant and Nyon and Delalain

      

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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 & Delallain. Second edition, the first of some parts, following the first, which appeared in Berlin the year before. With 16 folding plates at the end of volume two, 3 maps, charts, fauna and inhabitants... (2 plates missing). This edition also contains the "Journal historique du voyage fait aux îles Malouines [An Historic Account of a Voyage to the Falkland Islands]" and the valuable "Remarks" by Delisle de Sales at the bottom of the pages.Contemporary light brown half marbled sheep, spine gilt, red morocco title-piece. Black morocco volume label very rubbed, lack to foot and upper joint of volume II. Title page of vol I fragile in upper margin. A good copy.The abbé Pernetty was the chaplain on Bougainville's voyage to take settlers from Saint Malo to the Falkland Islands and above all to claim the islands for France. Back in France, he wrote a detailed account of his voyage, with a special emphasis on natural history. The "Observations sur le détroit de Magellan, et sur les Patagons [Observations on the Magellan Straits and Patagonia]" were taken from other accounts, principally that of Bougainville. There is also a curious account of giants in Patagonia among the preliminary notes.                                             Chez Saillant & Nyon & Delallain à Paris 1770 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12x19,5cm) iv, 385pp. et (2) 314pp. (2) relié

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        Histoire d'Emilie Montague

      Original French edition, translated by Jean-Baptiste Robinet, after the first English published in 1769. 4 separate title pages.Binding in full mottled calf blond contemporary. Back smooth decorated. As an exhibit in red morocco, and volume number in green leather. Light rubbing copings, jaw and corners. Beautiful copy, moreover very fresh. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Changuion & Chez Le Jay à Amsterdam & à Paris 1770 in-12 (10x17cm) 222pp. ; 222pp. et 186pp. ; 180pp. 4 parties reliées en 2 volumes

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        Samuel Richardson's Epistolary Novels

      - London - W Strahan, J and F Rivington, 1770 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Samuel Richardson's famous epistolary novels Clarissa, Pamelaand Grandison. Clarissa (1774) is the Seventh edition, Pamela (1776) is the eleventh edition, Grandison (1770) is the sixth edition. With a frontispiece to all volumes of Clarissa. Illustrated frontispiece to volume I of Grandison. Frontispiece for volumes III and IV of Clarissaare bound in the incorrect volumes respectively. Folding plate to letter X of Clarissa volume I. Pamela tells the story of a beautiful 15 year old maidservant whose country landowner master makes unwanted advances toward her at the death of his mother. The History of Sir Charles Grandison was written in response to Henry Fielding's The History of Tom Jones which parodied morals in Richardson's previous novels. Grandison is a morally good man compared to the male characters of Richardson's previous novels. Clarissatells the story of a heroine whosequest for virtue is thwarted by her family. It is also the largest novel in the English language. Richardson's epistolary novels brought him great fame as an author. He was already an established printer and publisher, the skill of his printing is revealed in 'paper x' of Clarissa which is one of her 'mad papers'. The text is printed at different angles on the page. Condition: In uniformspeckled calf bindings. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and extremities. Tidemark tofront board of volume IV of Grandison. In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Repairto front board of volume VIII ofGrandison. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the extremities to the head and tail of spines. Small loss due to rubbing to the head of spine to volume VI of Grandison. Volume VIIIof Grandison is rather rubbed to the joints. Crack to rear joint of volumes VI and VII of Clarissa. Crack to the front joint to volume VIII of Grandison. Crack to head of rear joint to volume VIII of Clarissa. Minor rubbing to the rear joint of volume IV. Rubbing toboth jointsof volume I of Grandison. Small loss to head of front joint to volume VII of Clarissa. Loss to head and tail of spine of volume I of Clarissa. Rear joint of Clarissavolume I is tender. Loss to the head and tail of spine to volume III and IV of Pamela. Loss to the head and tail of spine of Grandison volume I. Loss to head of spine to volume II of Grandison. Prior owner's library label to front pastedown of all volumes, Auchincruive D. Prior owner's signature to the title pages of all volumes. Internally, all volumes are are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with some scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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         Récréations mathématiques et physiques qui contiennent plusieurs problèmes d'arithmétique, de géométrie, de musique, d'optique, de gnomonique... de pyrotechnie, & de physique. Avec un traité des horloges élémentaires... Nelle édit. revue et corrigée.

      Paris, Cl. A. Jombert, 1770, 4 vol. in 8°, ill. de 135 planches gravées h. t. certaines se dépl. pl. et figures int., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, une coiffe sup. restaurée (peu visible) et manque qq. dorures à un dos, sinon bel exemplaire. (ex-libris gravé du Marquis Constant de Rebecque) Bonne édition augmentée revue par Grandin professeur de philosophie au Lycée de Navarre. Ouvrage très recherché des amateurs de physique amusante et de prestidigitation, les horloges élémentaires (d'après Domenico Martinelli), les lampes perpétuelles... ¶ Fechner p.416 - Ruegg p.71 - DSB IX p. 263-5 "the work alos covers card games, conjuring feats, sun dials, water clocks, optical puzzles..." - Sotheran II n°12888 - Poggendorff II p. 342.

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        Copy of a letter to J. Ellis, Esq., of Gray's-inn, from Dr. Solander... [in] The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature for the Year 1769.

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1770. Two volumes in one, octavo; contemporary ms. ownership and shelf marks on front pastedown; an excellent copy in contemporary calf. A little-known text relating to Cook's first voyage, in fact one of the first accounts of the voyage to be printed: a letter from Solander to John Ellis written from Rio de Janeiro, dated 1 December 1768, and here published in the 1769 volume of the Annual Register. Solander writes of his and Joseph Banks's frustration at being refused permission by the viceroy to go ashore to study the abundant plant life but how, by 'fair means and foul', they had managed to acquire some 300 specimens, and identify a number of new species. Although only a few pages long, the letter bristles with scientific comment on the flora and fauna they had managed to examine, and simultaneously shows Solander's eagerness for the voyage, commenting on how he has enlisted some of the brighter sailors to help identify and catalogue new species.Solander, who trained with Linnaeus, moved to England in 1759 for what was meant to be a brief visit, but it became his permanent home. He became firm friends with John Ellis, and made substantial contributions to many of his most important works, including the Natural History of Zoophytes. However, it is the patronage of Sir Joseph Banks which was the turning point in Solander's career, and which led to his joining Cook's first voyage. On their return, Solander became Banks' secretary and librarian, a portmanteau position that also meant that he was, in effect, the curator of the natural history collection.Like Banks, Solander was shy of taking credit for his work, and although he worked on some of the most important natural history projects of his generation, very few pieces were actually signed, and have only been attributed to him by later scholarship. Despite his many travels, Solander never returned to Sweden, and died at Soho Square in 1782.

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         Naufrage et aventures de M. Pierre Viaud natif de Bordeaux, Capitaine de navire.

      à Bordeaux, chez les frères La Bottiere, Paris, chez Le Jay, 1770, in 12, de 340pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné, bel exemplaire. Edition originale de cette relation du naufrage de Pierre Viaud, ancêtre de Pierre Loti, sur les côtes de la Floride, alors que son bateau marchant "Le Tigre" se rendait à la Nouvelle Orléans. In fine se trouve le témoignage de M. Sevettenham, commandant du fort Saint-Marc des Appalaches. ¶ Sabin n°99412 - Polak 9438.

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        Lettre de M. le C** de L***. A Monsieur Dupont, auteur éphémériste, au Château de Tourgeville, ce 15 Septembre 1770 [drop title].

      n.p., circa, 1770. Duodecimo, 72 pp., drop-title only, as published with no separate title-page and no colophon; in modern boards, morocco label. A very good copy of this uncommon title by the fiery Comte de Lauraguais, best known for his association with Sir Joseph Banks, and particularly for his abortive attempt to publish a narrative by Banks of the Endeavour voyage. The pamphlet dates from the period just before Lauraguais fled to sanctuary in London, where he would pursue his acquaintance with Banks and ultimately attempt to publish his friend's letter on the Cook voyage.Lauraguais (1733-1824) had published his Mémoire sur la Compagnie des Indes in 1770, and it had been the subject of some strong attacks by figures such as the economist Morellet. Here, the Dupont of the title is actually one of Morellet's closest allies, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, the French economist whose children established the famous chemical company Dupont in the United States. Dupont was himself the protégé of François Quesnay, and formed part of a group dedicated to economic and cultural reforms. The Compagnie des Indes (or French East India Company) had been disbanded amid great controversy in 1769, and naturally became the subject of strong polemics by many influential French writers, especially after Louis XVI decreed that the properties and assets of the Company should be transferred to the state. Both Dupont and Lauraguais had already published strongly-worded essays on the subject, and as this pamphlet confirms, they didn't see eye-to-eye on the subject. As a result, this pamphlet is a violent attack against Dupont de Nemours: indeed, Lauraguais's outbursts on the Compagnie des Indes at this time were one of the main reasons he went into self-imposed exile in England in 1771.Lauraguais was notoriously quick to print, but despite his rather voluminous output, all of his pamphlets and books are quite scarce. This pamphlet is certainly very rare, and although noted in Barbier's bibliography it is not widely known. Copies are scarce in international collections, although the works collates identically with a copy in the Bibliothèque National de France. Very good.

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         Traité politique et économique des communes ou observations sur l'agriculture, sur l'origine, la destination & l'état actuel des biens communs, & sur les moyens d'en tirer les secours les plus puissants & les plus durables pour les communautés qui les possédent, & pour l'État.

      Paris, Desaint, 1770, in 8°, de XVI-395pp. 1f., 2 tableaux se dépl., pl. veau marbré époque, dos orné. Bel exemplaire. Edition originale très rare. Le Comte d'Essuile qualifie de "communes" les terres communales ou biens communs du Royaume. Il en décrit l'origine, la répartition géographique et quantitative, et condamne leur inutilité pour l'agriculture et le fait que leur stérilité "nuit de la manière la plus dangereuse autant à la population et à la subsistance des hommes qu'à la multiplication et à la nourriture des bestiaux". Il propose donc de distribuer ces terres, en particulier aux pauvres, afin de les faire fructifier. ¶ Sur l'importance de ce traité et dans le développement des idées physiocratiques cf. Weulersse le mouvement physiocratique en France I. p.411/12. - INED n°1752 - Kress 6726 - Einaudi ne possédait que l'édit. de 1779 et Goldsmith seulement celle de 1777.

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        Il selvaggio di Taiti ai Francesi con una lettera diretta al filosofo amico dei selvaggi.

      "A Londra" 1770. Octavo, xvi, 104 pp.; a fine uncut copy in original soft boards, owner's inscription 'Girolamo Gherardini' on title. Very rare Italian translation of Bricaire de la Dixmerie's fictional account of Autourou, published in Paris in the same year; one of the earliest works on Tahiti.The book is not recorded by the National Union Catalog, nor by the standard bibliography of Tahiti (O'Reilly and Reitman's Bibliographie de Tahiti). Rolf Du Rietz comments in the Kroepelien catalogue that the printing is so rare that he has been able to locate only two copies of the work and no reference to it in any bibliography or catalogue.This important work relating to Tahiti takes the form of a letter allegedly written by Aotourou, the Tahitian who returned to Paris with Bougainville. There was much criticism of Bougainville on this point - Diderot particularly upbraided him for having 'torn' the native from his environment - but Autourou was a sensation, and apparently fascinated by the French capital. Bougainville himself paid to kit out a ship when Autourou expressed a wish to return home, but the Tahitian was killed en voyage by an outbreak of small pox.La Dixmerie was personally involved with Aotourou, and helped introduce him to Parisian high society. Despite this personal contact, la Dixmerie remained virulently opposed to the popular notion of the noble savage, just as he sided with Diderot in arguing that it was a violence to have brought Autourou back to France. In this fictional letter, Aotourou satirically compares the mores of Paris society with that of Nouvelle-Cythère.The description of Tahiti is based on the Lettre de Monsieur de Commerson, the naturalist on the voyage, which was first published in 1769. Published the next year, la Dixmerie's imaginative work is, as du Rietz comments, 'one of the earliest books relating to Tahiti.' Not until the 1779 publication of Taitbout's Essai sur l'Isle d'Otahiti would there be any serious separate work on Tahiti. Rather worn and stained but nonetheless attractive.

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        Systême de la Nature. Ou des Loix du Monde Physique & du Monde Moral....

      Amsterdam: [Marc-Michel Rey], 1770. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Systême de la Nature. Ou des Loix du Monde Physique & du Monde Moral. 'Londres' [i.e. Amsterdam]: [Marc-Michel Rey], 1770. 2 parts in two volumes. 8vo (200 x 124 mm). [12], 370; [4], 412 pp., including half-title and 4pp. errata bound after contents in first vol. Contemporary polished calf, boards ruled in gilt, plain spines richly so and with double red morocco labels, all edges gilt (extremities rubbed, corners worn, boards soiled, rubbed and stained, joint to upper board of vol. II split at foot), marbled endpapers. Internally only little browned in margins, ink signature to titles, leaves D4-5 vol. I soiled, faint dampstaining to a few leaves in vol. II, very minor occasional spotting. Provenance: bookplate with the arms of the Verthamon family to front pastedown of vol. I (removed in vol. II); Kachanska? (signature to title pages). A fine set in original binding. ----PMM 215; Kress 6737; Tchemerzine VI, 243. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with comma after 'Londres' in imprint and the errata leaves). Published under the late Mirabaud's name to avoid censure. "In the Systeme, Holbach rejected the Cartesian mind-body dualism and attempted to explain all phenomena, physical and mental, in terms of matter in motion. He derived the moral and intellectual faculties from man's sensibility to impressions made by the external world, and saw human actions as entirely determined by pleasure and pain. He continued his direct attack on religion by attempting to show that it derived entirely from habit and custom. But the Systeme was not a negative or destructive book: Holbach rejected religion because he saw it as a wholly harmful influence, and he tried to supply a more desirable alternative" (PMM 215). 1st Printing. Very Good....

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        Histoire et description du Kamtchatka. Contenant les Moeurs et les Coutumes des Habitants du Kamtchatka la Geographie du Kamtchatka et des Pays Circonvoisins

      Chez Marc-Michel Rey. First separate edition, rare, 6 figures illustrated leaflets and a table, missing card and figure. The copy was riddled with a frontispiece of travel in Siberia which history and description of Kamchatka was the second part and the first of which was the Abbe Chappe; all appeared in 1768. Half calf blond ca 1920. Jansenist Back to nerves. Good copy. The peninsula of Kamchatka is a volcanic peninsula to the far east of Russia, 1200 km long. She was visited by Russian explorers and settlers as early as 1600 were not slow to settle. Informative narrative tale in detail the people, their manners and customs, the second part of the first volume is devoted to the geographical description; the second volume relates the harshness of the climate, the characteristics of this volcanic land prone to earthquakes, the flora and fauna as well as trade and economy of the peninsula and its history. The narrative journey is very succinct but gives pride to all kinds of descriptions and testimonies in a neutral and almost administrative style. Kracheninnikow took part in the expedition of Bering Siberia and Kamchatka, this book is the result of his observations, which allowed to establish new and more reliable maps of the area. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Marc-Michel Rey à Amsterdam 1770 in-12 (9,5x15,7cm) (4) xvj, 439pp. et (4) 492pp. (1) 2 volumes reliés

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

      New editionBound 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. Chez Jean Nourse & Gosse junior A Londres& A La Haie 1770 In-8 (12x19cm) 215pp. relié

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        The Mathematical Principles of Geography. Together with: Dialling, or the Art of drawing Dials on all sorts of Planes whatsoever.

      London: Printed by J. Nourse, 1770. First Edition. 2 titles bound in 1 in contempoprary full calf with gilt underlined raised bands and red title label to spine, speckled edges. Complete with 22 folding plates, 4 to the first work and 18 to the second. Rubbed to extremities, joints starting, corners worn. Lacking flyleaf. Charles Pinney bookplate to paste down. Internally clean and sound. A superb copy of this uncommon book, printed the year Cook landed in Australia. The first work is in 3 parts and contains: I. An Account of the various Properties and Affections of the Earth and Sea; with a Description of the several Parts thereof. And a Table of the Latitude and Longitude of Places. II. The Use of the Artificial or Terrestrial Globe, in solving Problems. III. The Principles of Spherical and Spheroidical Sailing; with the Solution of the Several Cases in Numbers, by the Common tables, according to the Sheroidical Figure of the Earth. The second work is also in 3 parts, being: I. The fundamental Principles of Dialling. II. The Practice of Dialling, illustrated on all kinds of Planes. III. Of describing the common Furniture of Dials; and the Construction of some useful Dials of other kind. William Emerson (14 May 1701 - 20 May 1782), English mathematician, was born at Hurworth, near Darlington, where his father, Dudley Emerson, also a mathematician, taught a school. Unsuccessful as a teacher, he devoted himself entirely to studious retirement, and published many works which are singularly free from errata. In mechanics he never advanced a proposition which he had not previously tested in practice, nor published an invention without first proving its effects by a model. He was skilled in the science of music, the theory of sounds, and the ancient and modern scales; but he never attained any excellence as a performer. He died on 20 May 1782 at his native village.

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

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

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        Veduta di Piazza Colonna con in mezzo la magnifica Colonna di Antonino Pio che da il nome alla detta Piazza ornate con Chiesa Palazzi e fontana

      1770. "Ampia veduta prospettica di Piazza Colonna incisa da Francesco Barbazza su disegno di Francesco Panini. La prospettiva include tutti gli eidfici storici che si affacciano sulla piazza: Palazzo Montecitorio e Palazzo Chigi, a destra; sullo sfondo, dove ora sorge palazzo Wedekind, sede della testata giornalistica ""Il Tempo"", si nota la struttura originaria che il palazzo aveva fin dalla fine del '600, dopo le modifiche volute da papa Innocenzo XII (1691-1700) che donò il Palazzo all'Ospizio Apostolico di San Michele. Con tutta probabilità fino da allora si insediò al primo piano dell'edificio il Monsignore Viceregente del Vicariato di Roma. A sinistra, palazzo Niccolini, oggi Ferraioli, con accanto la Chiesa di S. Bartolomeo Apostolo. L'incisione fa parte di una serie di 37 vedute che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò a Francesco Panini tra il 1763 e il 1779. Incise da diversi artisti, le tavole circolarono separatamente. Acquaforte, impressa su carta vergata coeva, in ottimo stato di conservazione." Roma Rome 725 475

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        The False Alarm

      First Edition, first issue 8vo, (210x130mm) 53, [1] pp, (lacks half-title), disbound, inserted into sugar-paper wrappers, a good, clean copyThe first of two political pamphlets written by Johnson while living with the Thrales at Streatham Park; it is a fierce, legal argument in defence of Parliament's rejection of John Wilkes' election as MP for Middlesex and, according to Mrs Thrale, it was Johnson's favourite pamphlet. Rare on the market. Of the four impressions printed in 1770 this is the first, according with all the issue points ennumerated by Todd. "As is common with such small pamphlets the half-title is often missing"- Fleeman

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        BIBLIA, Das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments Durch Martin Luther in das Deutsche übersetzt. Wie auch ein Auszug aus der Martyr-Historie, Samt einer Verzeichniss der Reisen des Herrn Jesu Christi. Insgleichen des Johann Arndts Unterricht von Lesung der Biblel. samt einer Vorrede Johann Christian Klemmen.

      Schaffhausen, Johann Conrad Müller 1770 - Folio. 8 n.n. Bl., S. 9 - 44, 940 S., 263 S., 21 n.n. S. Register mit 2 gestochenen Frontispiz und 13 gestochenen Tafeln. Blindgeprägter Schweinslederband auf Holzdeckeln mit je 4 Eckbeschlägen, Mittelstücken und 2 Schliessen. Lüthi 16. - Recht seltene Schaffhauser Bibel. Die einzige in der Schweiz gedruckte Ausgabe mit der Vorrede des Tübinger Theologen und Philologen Johann Christian Klemm (1688-1754). - Der dekorative Einband am oberen Kapital eingerissen. Vorsätze fleckig. Stellenweise gebräunt und fleckig. Es fehlen die Seite 1-8 des Textes von Arndt, die offenbar dem Exemplar nicht beigebunden wurden.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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. A few minor marks to boards. An excellent set with bright text and plates. 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. 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. See PMM 209. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        7 botanical watercolour drawings]. [Netherlands, ca. 1776]. Set of 7 watercolour drawings on laid paper of various sizes ranging from 23×19 to 23×30.5. Each mounted on a backing sheet in modern passepartout.

      - For the artist: Scheen, p. 84; Thieme & Becker III, p. 460; Wurzbach I, p. 92. A set of botanical watercolour drawings signed by the Dutch artist H[endrik?] Berninck who was active in Amsterdam from ca. 1770 until at least 1789. The set includes 6 watercolours after Chinese originals, each depicting a flower, woody plant or branch from a fruit tree set on a somewhat flat background, and 1 floral still life, showing a flower in a pot, with 2 blossoming buds. Berninck started as a copper smith, but was able to live as an artist after an inheritance. Few of his works are known to survive, all flower paintings and drawings in the style of Jan van Huysum and Rachel Ruysch. Only a few very tiny specks, otherwise all in fine condition.

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        The History of Duelling

      E. & C. Dilley, London, UK., 1770 - First Edition. 12mo. (viii), 176 pp. With a half-title, and additional half-titles to each part. A very early history by one of the French king's Musketeers. Full dark brown calf, respined in modern calf with gilt bands and title printed in gilt lettering on red label. A gilt stamp is impressed onto the front and back boards in the form of a crown atop of a shield encircled by the legend: SOCIETY OF WRITERS TO THE SIGNET (private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594 and part of the College of Justice). Ticket mounted inside f/c. Pastedowns stained and browned. SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adami Loniceri: Vollständiges Kräuter-Buch / und Künstliche Conterfeyungen der Bäumen, Stauden, Hecken, Kräutern, Geträyde, Gewürtzen, u. mit eigentlicher Beschreibung deroselben Namen in Teutsch - Griechisch - Lateinisch - Frantzösisch - Italiänisch - und Hispanischer Sprache, wie auch deren Gestalt, natürlicher Krafft und Würckung samt außführlichem Bericht von der Kunst zu destilliren, Wie auch Bauung der Gärten, und Pflantzung der Bäume... Ehedem von Petro Uffenbachio (Petri Offenbach)...auf das fleissigste übersehen, an vielen Orthen vermehrt, in acht sonderbahre Theile unterschieden, und mit drey vollkommenen Registern versehen. Anjetzo aber mit einer Zugabe begleitet, ... von Balthasar Ehrhart.

      4, Hardcover/Pappeinband Ulm, Albrecht Friederich Bartholomäi, (1770), 1737, pp. 4 Bl., 1-566, [2 Bl.], 571-750, (12 Bl. index) [4 Bl.], 136. Mit dem oft fehlenden Weissenblatt zwischen 2. u. 3. Teil (S. 566 u. 571). 4 (20 X 33 CM). Bei Zugabe S. 121-124 mit Wurmlöche mit geringem Textverlust, Durchgehend mit z.T. handkolorierten Holzschnitten. Überzug des Einbandes nicht vorhanden, Titelseite unten rechts fehlt, Seite 51-56 u. 639-640 unvollständig, einige Holzschnitte plump koloriert, insgesamt noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Zugabe v. B. Ehrhart ist vom Jahr 1737.

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        Adami Loniceri: Vollständiges Kräuter-Buch / und Künstliche Conterfeyungen der Bäumen, Stauden, Hecken, Kräutern, Geträyde, Gewürtzen, u. mit eigentlicher Beschreibung deroselben Namen in Teutsch - Griechisch - Lateinisch - Frantzösisch - Italiänisch - und Hispanischer Sprache, wie auch deren Gestalt, natürlicher Krafft und Würckung; samt außführlichem Bericht von der Kunst zu destilliren, Wie auch Bauung der Gärten, und Pflantzung der Bäume... Ehedem von Petro Uffenbachio (Petri Offenbach)...auf das fleissigste übersehen, an vielen Orthen vermehrt, in acht sonderbahre Theile unterschieden, und mit drey vollkommenen Registern versehen. Anjetzo aber mit einer Zugabe begleitet, ... von Balthasar Ehrhart.

      Ulm, Albrecht Friederich Bartholomäi, (1770), 1737. 4°, Hardcover/Pappeinband Ulm, Albrecht Friederich Bartholomäi, (1770), 1737, pp. 4 Bl., 1-566, [2 Bl.], 571-750, (12 Bl. index); [4 Bl.], 136. Mit dem oft fehlenden Weissenblatt zwischen 2. u. 3. Teil (S. 566 u. 571\'). 4° (20 X 33 CM). Bei Zugabe S. 121-124 mit Wurmlöche mit geringem Textverlust, Durchgehend mit z.T. handkolorierten Holzschnitten. Überzug des Einbandes nicht vorhanden, Titelseite unten rechts fehlt, Seite 51-56 u. 639-640 unvollständig, einige Holzschnitte plump koloriert, insgesamt noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Zugabe v. B. Ehrhart ist vom Jahr 1737. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Alte Drucke, Botanik

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