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        Il Vignola Illustrato. Proposto da Giambattista Spampani e Carlo Antonini studenti d'architettura dedicato alla Santità di N. S. P. P. Clemente XIV

      Rome: Stamperia di Marco Pagliarini, 1770. Hardcover. Near Fine. Modern binding. Paper-covered boards, backed in blind-ruled beige calf, gilt-stamped lettering in black leather spine label; folio (350x255mm); pp. [14] (including engraved frontis., vignette engraved title-p., engraved portrait), 58, xxviii, plus 51 plates (numbered I-XXXXI, [1], [9]). Spine scuffed, otherwise binding is fine. Textblock just a little bit tanned and/or dusty along the edges, otherwise very near fine. Finely engraved, with plates illustrating architectural elements, geometry, perspective.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        A Summary of the Crown Law. To which are added, Offences by Statute, Since the first Publication of this Book. Two Volumes in One [complete]

      London: Printed for T. Waller, in Fleet-Street, 1770. Contemporary calf, rebacked, quite worn and rubbed, occasional browning, else quite clean, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy The rare abridgement of the first comprehensive treatise on English criminal law, ranked by Holdsworth as one of the four pre-eminent law books of the 18th century, this abridgement first published in 1728 and here expanded; one copy in ESTC

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        ZWEYTES SCHREIBEN AN HERRN MOSES MENDELSSOHN INSONDERHEIT ÃœBER DEN EHEMAHLIGEN MENDELSSOHNISCHEN DEISMUSÂ…

      

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

      [Marc-Michel Rey], Amsterdam 1770 - 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). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BREVIARIUM ROMANUM //EX DECRETO//sacrosanti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum,//S.PII V PONTIFICID MAXIMI // Jussa Editum, // CLEMENTIS VIII // Primùm, Nunc Denuò // URBANI PAPAE VIII // Auctoritate Recognitun (.)

      Ex Architypographia Plantiniana, Antuerpiae (Anvers) 1770 - 2 Vols sendo a Pars Hiemalis de [24]-612-CCXXXIV-[2]-4-15-4-19 pp e a Pars Autumnalis de [24]-560-CCL-(4)-5-5-[22] pp. Muito bons exemplares, encadernados em inteira de pele da época com ferros a seco na lombada e nas pastas, com nervos na lombada. As portadas e o texto impressos a negro e vermelho, apresentam no frontispício uma gravura a cobre comum aos dois volumes representando um anjo transportando as insígnias papais voando sobre a Cidade do Vaticano. Os volumes apresentam mais 7 gravuras em cobre de página inteira representando motivos biblicos.Na parte final dos dois volumes foram inseridas várias folhas avulso respeitantes a Portugal. Size: In-4º (240x180) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Steinberger b. Tob. Con. Lotter, "Le Royaume de France et les Conquetes de Louis le Grand".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, um 1770, 46,5 x 57 Seltene Frankreichkarte in schönstem Altkolorit. Allseitig umgeben von zahlreichen kleinen - in den Ecken größeren - Festungsgrundrissen, u. a. Philippsburg, Straßburg, Breisach, Perpignan, Homburg, Saarlouis.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        [Working Proof of an Inn Yard]

      1770. Etching and engraving. Unfinished working proof. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Laid onto contemporary backing card. A rare working proof by John Browne, the celebrated English landscape engraver. One of the most esteemed English landscape engravers, John Browne was born in Finchfield Essex, in 1741. In 1756 he was apprenticed to the engraver John Tinney, but then went to work for the influential landscape engraver William Woollett. It is believed that many of Woollett's most admired plates were in fact engraved by Browne. He devoted himself entirely to engraving landscape and genre scenes in particular after works by the French and Dutch masters. In 1770 he was elected an associate engraver of the Royal Academy, exhibiting thirteen plates between 1767 and 1801. This stunning genre scene is a wonderful example of his skilled hand and a rare working proof. This intriguing print shows a unique step in the printmaking process before an image is ready for publication. Before the image is completed, the engraver has printed a trial impression to view this stage of the engraved plate. It is incredibly rare to find prints in this unfinished experimental stage; impressions which were pulled as working proofs are unique and were almost never duplicated. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Recherches sur les ruines d`Herculanum; et Sur les lumieres qui peuvent en résulter, relativement à l`état présant des Siences & des Arts: avec un traité Sur la Fabrique des Mosaïques.

      Par M. Fougeroux de Bondaroy. A Paris, Chez Desaint 1770. 8:o. xvi,232 pp. + 3 folding engraved plates. Well preserved contemporary marbled calf. Red coloured edges. Spine floral gilt. A very nice clean copy, a few small brown spots on first blank and in margin on plate II. Ex libris Per Gustaf Hamberg. 16,5 x 10,5 cm.. The French botanist Auguste Fougeroux de Bondaroy (1732-1789) visited Italy and Naples in 1763

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        Andachtsbildchen mit eigenh. Widmung und U. verso, zusammen mit acht weiteren Andachtsbildchen, jedes gleichfalls verso eh. gewidmet und unterschrieben von je einer anderen Erzherzogin von Österreich, meist Töchter der Kaiserin Maria Theresia.

      O. O., 1743-1770. - 9 Bll., jeweils ca. 120:90 mm, sorgfältig unter Fensterpassepartouts in Buch des späten 19. Jhs. einmontiert; starke Kartonblätter, am Ende Inhaltsbeschreibung von Hand des späten 19. Jhs. Späterer Lederband in Schuber. Kl.-8vo. Andachtsbildchen von hervorragender Qualität mit Widmungen an Gräfin Maria Anna von Callenberg, geb. Gräfin von Thurn-Valsassina (1721-86), erstes Kammerfräulein der Kaiserin Elisabeth Christina, der Mutter von Kaiserin Maria Theresia; seit 1757 Gemahlin des Feldmarschallleutnants Karl Kurt Reinicke Graf Callenberg. Fünf der insgesamt neun Bildchen stammen von Töchtern Maria Theresias und Franz I., eines von einer Schwester Maria Theresias, eines von der jüngsten Schwester von Franz I., eines von der Schwiegertochter des Kaiserpaars und eines (Nr. 9) von nicht eindeutig zu identifizierender Hand. Eine dem Album gewidmete Studie (s. u. zur Literatur) lobt die "hervorragende malerische Qualität" der Blätter, die von "professionelle[n] Maler[n]" (Feldhaus, S. 19) angefertigt worden sein müssen. - Im einzelnen liegen folgende Blätter mit Widmungen in französischer oder deutscher Sprache vor: 1) Kajetan von Thiene (S. Cajetanus Thieneus) mit eh. dreizeiliger Widmung und U. von Erzherzogin Maria Amalie, Herzogin von Parma (1746-1804), datiert 1769. - 2) Karl Borromäus (S. Carolus Borromaeus) mit sechszeiliger eh. Widmung und U. von Erzherzogin Maria Anna (1718-44), der Schwester Maria Theresias, dat. 1743. - 3) Hieronymus, Kirchenvater (S. Hieronimus) mit eh. sechszeiliger Widmung und U von Erzherzogin Maria Josepha (1751-67), datiert 1767. - 4) Mater Dolorosa mit eh. vierzeiliger Widmung und U. von Prinzessin Anna Charlotte von Lothringen (1714-73), der jüngsten Schwester von Franz I; undatiert. - 5) Maria mit dem Kinde ("Du Königin des guten Raths bitt für uns"), mit fünfzeiliger eh. Widmung und U. von Maria Theresias ältester Tochter, Erzherzogin Maria Anna (1738-89), datiert 1757. - 6) König Stephan I. von Ungarn, der Heilige (S. Stephanus Rex Hung.) mit fünfzeiliger eh. Widmung und U. von Maria Ludovica von Spanien, als Gattin von Leopold II. Erzherzogin von Österreich und später Kaiserin (1745-92); datiert 1770. - 7) Expeditus (S. Expeditus) mit eh. U. von Erzherzogin Maria Elisabeth (1743-1808), undatiert. - 8) Aloisius von Gonzaga (S. Aloysius Gonzaga S. I.) mit dreizeiliger eh. Widmung und U. von Erzherzogin Marie Antoinette ("Auspice Deo. En regardant cette image souvenez vous toujours chère Callenberg de Votre très affectioner Antoine Archiduchesse"), datiert 29. 3. 1770; ca. einen Monat vor ihrer Abreise nach Frankreich verfaßt. - 9) Schmerzensmann (Wahre Abbildung des schmerzhaften Heilands auf dem S. Stephansfriedhof) mit zweizeiliger eh. Widmung, undatiert, von nicht identifizierter Hand, lt. einer beiliegenden, im 19. Jahrhundert verfaßten Legende (4 SS. auf Doppelblatt, 4to) dem Kammerfräulein Charlotte von Reischach zugeschrieben. - Provenienz: Carl Graf Callenberg (gest. 1820), Sohn der Widmungsträgerin; dessen Tochter Henriette, letzte Gräfin Callenberg (1764-1835), vermählt 1787 mit Graf Johann Mittrowsky (1757-99), Militärarzt im Infanterieregiment des Grafen Lássy; Grafen Mittrowsky; Bibliothek des österreichischen Kunstsammlers Franz Graf Folliot de Crenneville-Poutet (1815-88) mit seinem Sammlungsstempel auf Bl. 1; Kunsthandel Wien 1969; rheinische Privatsammlung. Irmgard Feldhaus: Gemalte Andachtsbilder aus dem Österreichischen Kaiserhaus aus den Jahren 1743-1770. In: Arbeitskreis Bild, Druck, Papier: Tagungsband Kassel 1998. Hg. von Christa Pieske u. a. (Münster, New York, München & Berlin, Waxmann, 1999), SS. 13-28. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Géorgiques de Virgile, traduction nouvelle en vers françois, enrichies de notes & de figures.

      Paris: Chez Bleuet 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [2], 366 pp.; 5 plts.. 1770 Fourth edition, revised and corrected, of Jacques Delille's acclaimed verse translation of the Georgics, first printed in the previous year. Delille was one of the great names of late 18th-century French literature, famed for his translations of Latin classics; Brunet calls him a "versificateur élégant et facile." The work is here illustrated with => a copper-engraved frontispiece and four plates, generally bucolic, done by Joseph de Longueil after Francesco Giuseppe Casanova and Charles Eisen. The text is additionally decorated with pictorial headpieces and fruit and floral tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf framed in gilt triple fillets with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-stamped floral compartment decorations; joints and extremities rubbed, spine leather with small cracks, sides with expectable moderate acid-pitting. All edges gilt. Front hinge (inside) tender; a few scattered light spots, pages overall clean. An early, attractive edition of an excellent translation, with => crisp, lovely, well-impressed plates.

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        Paradise lost, a poem

      printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, printers to the University, Glasgow 1770 - Large (demy) folio, pp. [12], 466, [10]; engraved vignette portrait of Milton on the title page; contemporary full diced russia, triple gilt rules on covers, gilt-paneled spine in 7 compartments, red morocco label in 1, a.e.g.; rebacked with old spine laid down; extremities a bit worn and the joints rough; otherwise very good. Among the subscribers to this edition are Dr. William Hunter who took 6 copies, Lord Monboddo, James Beattie, and David Hume. The book was also issued in a smaller (foolscap) folio. Gaskell 510. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Monarquia de España escrita por el doctor don Pedro Salazar de Mendoza, primer canonigo penitenciario de la Santa Iglesia de Toledo, primada de estos reynos. Publicala don Bartholome Ulloa, mercader de libros"

      Madrid: Por D. Joachin Ibarra ... se hallarà en las librerias del mismo Ulloa calle de La Concepcion. 1770-1771. "First edition, 3 volumes, folio, pp. [4], xxviii, 411, [1]; [4], 443, [1]; xii, 278; engraved portrait of the King, folding numismatic plate of the coins struck during his reign, plus an engraved genealogical tree of the family of Phillip III; woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials; contemporary full Spanish mottled calf bearing the supralibros of the Society of Writers to the Signet on all covers, gilt-decorated spine in 7 compartments, red and green morocco labels in 2; some spotting to the pastedowns of volume III but in all a fine and impressive set. According to the editor's design, this work was to consist of seven volumes, compiled from the best sources, bringing the history down to Charles III, 1759, but volumes IV-VII were never published. The title varies in volume III: Monarquia de España. Historia de la vida y hechos del inclito monarca, amado y santo D. Felipe Tercero. Obra posthuma del maestro Gil Gonzalez Davila ... Publicala don Bartholome Ulloa ... Palau 286874"

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        Architectural Commonplace Books, late 18th - early 19th century (6 Volumes)

      1770. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 6 volumes in half calf over marbled boards, most boards detached, minor staining here and there internally, very clean overall. Each volume filled with pasted in text and plates on mostly architectural and geographic topics from various publications like The Gentlemen's Magazine, The Everyday Magazine, etc most from Britain. Dates range from around 1770 to 1825. Volumes are titled as follows: Monuments, Castles, Bridges (65 entries in the manuscript table of contents); Monuments, Statues; Ancient Public Buildings (50 entries); Churches, Convents, Crosses (65 entries); Abbies & Churches; Cities & Towns. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Inventory No: 045691.

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        "Paradise lost, a poem"

      Glasgow: "printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, printers to the University". 1770. "Large (demy) folio, pp. [12], 466, [10]; engraved vignette portrait of Milton on the title page; contemporary full diced russia, triple gilt rules on covers, gilt-paneled spine in 7 compartments, red morocco label in 1, a.e.g.; rebacked with old spine laid down; extremities a bit worn and the joints rough; otherwise very good. Among the subscribers to this edition are Dr. William Hunter who took 6 copies, Lord Monboddo, James Beattie, and David Hume. The book was also issued in a smaller (foolscap) folio. Gaskell 510."

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        Tratado del Origin, y Arte de Escribir Bien, illustrado con veinte y cinco laminas.

      (Barcelona, C. Sapera 1768). Titelblatt: Gerona, Narsisco Oliva (um 1770). - Fol. (6) Bll., 116 Ss., (25) Bll. Mit Portrait des Autors, Widmungsblatt, 25 kalligr. Seiten. Leder d. Zt. (berieben, v.a. Rücken). Überwiegend 1. Ausgabe. Die Ausgabenbestimmung bereitet Probleme: Text, Vorstücke und der Tafelanhang entsprechen der – nach Bonacici – ersten Ausgabe bei Sapera in Barcelona (s. auch die Digitalisate der Spanischen Nationalbibliothek). Lediglich der Titel und evtl. das gestochene Portrait des Autors entstammen der 2. Augabe, um 1770 bei N. Oliva in Gerona erschienen. Offensichtlich ist dem Buchbinder hier ein Fehler unterlaufen. Die ältere Ansetzung Palaus (Manual), der die Oliva-Ausgabe ins Jahr 1766 datiert, hat sich nicht durchgesetzt; es erscheint auch unwahrscheinlich, dass die erweiterte Ausgabe – die bei Oliva – die erste sein soll. Vorsätze und Spiegel aus Marmorpapier. Durchgehend mäßig gebräunt und leicht fleckig. Palau 201093; Bonacini 1309; vgl. Ornamentstichkat. 5247. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
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        Regno gesuitico del Paraguay dimostrato co' documenti piu classici de' medesimi padri della compagnia, i quali confessano, e mostrano ad evidenza la regia sovranità del r.p. generale con independenza, e con odio verso la Spagna. Anno 1760.

      In Lisbona: Nella Stamperia Reale 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). xix, [1], 167, [1] pp.. 1770 Translation of "Parte primera: El reyno jesuitico del Paraguay," originally published in vol. IV of the Coleccion general de documentos (Madrid: Imprenta real de la Gaceta, 1768–70). It is a vitriolic anti-Jesuit diatribe by a man who had been expelled from the Society of Jesus, not once, but twice! A definite "other side of the coin" from Father Lozano's account of the Jesuits in Paraguay, and originally written in Spanish, Ibanez's work proved popular and by 1774 had appeared in German, French, and this Italian translation. Of course, at that time the Jesuits were hot news, having been expelled in 1767 from the Spanish empire and made to find refuge in Italy and elsewhere. Some copies have a frontispiece but not this one. Of the nine copies we trace to U.S. libraries, we know that at least two lack the frontispiece, but others may also. We have checked the OPAC records for the other seven but because all seven are clearly copy cataloguing we have to wonder about their accuracy. Binding: 20th-century half dark green crushed morocco with marbled paper sides in a swirl pattern and top edge gilt, signed "Alfred Farez" who was active 1909 to ca. 1930. Unidentified owner's gilt monogram at base of spine. Binding signed "Alfred Farez" who was active 1909 to ca. 1930. Bound as above with old "wall paper" wrappers bound in. Title-page with a very little light soiling and one other leaf with a single spot likewise light; text notably clean and with good margins. A very good copy.

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        Mes fantaisies. Mes nouveaux torts.

      Third edition statement (significantly increased) for My fantasies; My new wrongs are on the date of the original, but from another distributor that Delalain. frontispiece engraved by Marillier by Ghendt and a figure of the same engraved by Gaucher for My new wrongs. A frontispiece by Eisen, engraved by Longueil, a title thumbnail in a cul-de-lamp of the same, engraved by Ghendt to My fantasies. Given the same binding, we brought together these two editions.Binders half morocco vermilion corners of the late nineteenth. Back with nerves decorated. gilt titles. Nets on the boards. Copies untrimmed, with marbled covers publication. Copies very fresh, prepared in an unsigned master binding.My fantasy is a poetic anthology. A warning this edition to be more careful than the previous two, with retrenchments and additions, and a new order. We find the "Discourse on Poetry" preface, the author confesses his inclinations, especially medieval poetry. Chez Delalain & Monory A Paris & Amsterdam 1770-1775 In-8 (13,5x20,5cm) 363pp. et xxij, 23-232p. 2 volumes reliés

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        A companion to the altar: shewing the nature and necessity of a sacramental preparation in order to our worthy receiving the Holy Communion : Wherein those fears and scruples about eating and drinking unworthily and of incurring our own Damnation thereby are proved groundless and unwarrantable : Unto which are added prayers and meditations preparative to a sacramental preparation according to what the Church of England requires from her communicants.

      printed by assignment from E. Parker for John Beecroft, n.d. [ca 1770-75], London - 12mo, pp. 72, inserted engraved title-p. and frontispiece (dated 1770); Beecroft ads on verso of A1; minor wear but a very good, bright copy in contemporary and probably original green morocco, gilt-roll border on covers enclosing a gilt Greek key central panel with floral corner pieces, smooth gilt-decorated spine, t.e.g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Groningae et Omlandiae Dominium vulgo de Provincie van Stadt en Lande, cum Subjacent: Territ: Praefect: et Tractibus distincte ac noviter in Geograph: Tabulam redactum per Lud: Tjardae â Starckenburg et Nicol. Visscher Amst: Bat: cum Privil: Ordin: General: Belgii Foederati. - Nunc apud Petrum Schenk Junior - A. Hogeboom Sculp.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. A. Hogeboom n. Nicolaas J. Visscher b. Petrus Schenk Junior in Amsterdam, n. 1770, 46 x 55,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 118f. - Zeigt die niederländische Provinz Groningen mit dem Dollart und Emden. - Groningen und Emden mit großem Befestigungsplan. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Unten links große Kartusche mit Wappen, Allegorien, Erklärungen, Maßstab und Dedikation an Ludolf Tjarda von Starkenborgh (1770-1821). - Perfekter altkolorierter Zustand! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Les Costes, depuis Piombino jusques a Gajete

      Francia 1770 - Mappa manoscritta ad inchiostro bruno e rosso, con finitura ad acquerello policromo. Raffigura il tratto di costa compresa tra Piombino e Gaeta. Mm 490x680. E' presente una rosa dei venti al centro della carta ed il reticolo dei venti. La carta è anche attraversata in senso trasversale da un meridiano che riporta la latitudine nord da 41° a 43, 5°. In alto a destra vi è un cartiglio con titolo ed una "linea delle miglia". Il tutto entro cornice sobria ed elegante. Restauro integrativo degli angoli, qualche traccia di rinforzo in cartacina al verso e minime traccie di ossidazione del colore. Per il resto in ottime condizioni.Manuscript map in brown and red ink and polychrome watercolour. Depicts the coast from Piombino to Gaeta. Mm 490x680. It is embellished with a wind rose, in the center, and the grating of the winds. The map is also crossed in the transverse direction by a meridian (which reports the north latitude from 41° to 43, 5°). Framed in a sober and elegant border. Integrative restoration of the corners. Otherwise in excellent conditions.

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        An Introduction to Electricity. In six sections. I. Of Electricity in general. II. A Description of the Electrical Machine. III. A Description of the Apparatus (belonging to the Machine) for making Electrical Experiments. IV. How to know if the Machine be in good Order for performing the Experiment, and how to put it in order if it be not. V. How to make the Electrical Experiments, and to preserve Buildings from Damage by Lightning. VI. Medical Electricity. Illustrated with copper-plates. By James Ferguson, F. R. S.

      Printed for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, (successor to Mr. Millar,) in the Strand, London 1770 - First Edition. 3 folding plates. [iv], 140 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. Experiments illustrating phenomena in electrostatics. The work closes with a chapter on the medical uses of electricity. This is one of the best early treatises on electricity." Wheeler Gift. ESTC T53441: Wheeler Gift #429 Original boards, spine chipped, but boards are fine. Bookplate 3 folding plates. [iv], 140 pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rimas varias, flores do Lima.

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Miguel Rodrigues, 1770. - 2 volumes bound in 1. 12°, contemporary mottled sheep (minor wear), flat spine richly gilt with crimson leather lettering piece, gilt letter, marbled endleaves, covers with borders ruled in blind, edges of boards milled, text-block edges rouged, green silk place marker with red trim. Woodcut vignette on title page. In very good to fine condition. (7 ll.), 222 pp., (1 l.). *** Third edition. Bernardes (ca. 1530?-ca. 1605?) was born to a distinguished family of Ponte da Barca on the river Lima, and often sang the praises of the Lima. In 1578 he was chosen as the official poet of the ill-fated expedition of D. Sebastião that ended with the battle of Alcácer Quibir; he was captured, and imprisoned until 1581. @Varias rimas ao bom Iesus, e a Virgem ., written during his captivity, was his first published work, appearing in 1594, followed in 1596 by both @O Lyma and @Rimas varias, flores do Lima. He wrote in the new style of Italian hendecasyllables, of which "none was a more talented or truer poet than Diogo Bernardes . If, read in the mass, his poems produce the impression of a cloying sweetness, it must be remembered that never before had Portuguese poetry risen to so harmonious a music" (Bell, @Portuguese Literature pp. 145, 147).*** Innocêncio II, 148 (without mention of the final leaf with licenses). Pinto de Matos (1970) p. 78. Palha 807. See also Bell, @Portuguese Literature pp. 145-7; Saraiva & Lopes, @História da literatura portuguesa (17th ed.) p. 366 @et passim.; Zulmira Santos in Machado, ed., @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 58-9; Aníbal de Castro in @Biblos, I, 644-50. *** BOUND WITH: @BERNARDES, Diogo. @Varias rimas ao Bom Iesus, e a Virgem gloriosa Sua Mãy, e a Santos particulares: Com outras mais de honesta, & proueitosa liçam. Lisbon: Na Officina de Miguel Rodrigues, 1770. 12º, (6 ll.), 182 pp. A very good to fine copy. Sixth edition.* Innocêncio II, 148. Pinto de Matos (1970) p. 78. Palha 807. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Methode raisonnee du blason, ou de l\'art heraldique du P. Menestrier. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 50 heraldischen Kupfern im Text.

      Lyon: Pierre Bruyset Ponthus 1770 OGLdr. mit schwarzem Rückenschildchen, auf 6 Bünde gebunden, marmorierter Schnitt, gemusterte Vorsätze, [16]+619+[35] Seiten, 8°, schöne heraldische Kupfertafeln, Einband, Exlibris auf dem Vorsatz, florale Kopf- und Schlussvignetten, leicht berieben und bestoßen, 8°, Ecken etwas beschabt, beide Kapitale mit Verlust leicht eingerissen, Bindung ganz leicht gelockert, innen sehr guter Zustand, selten, sehr guter Zustand.Alte Drucke, Heraldik, Frankreich

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        [View in Switzerland]

      1770. Hand-coloured engraving. Title is inscribed in a contemporary hand on verso of sheet. In excellent condition. Trimmed as usual and mounted on washline background. Mounting sheet is watermarked laid paper. Image size: 13 1/2 x 19 inches. A wonderful continental view in the grand tradition of the romantic landscape. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century a trend developed amongst artists and printmakers, which sought to visually record the natural beauties of their surroundings. English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles and on the Continent. Theses image not only inspired a sense of national pride but also served as cherished mementos for eager collectors on the "Grand Tour". Prints and paintings of Ruins and antiquities were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a reminder of their travels, or at those vicarious tourists who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. This is a wonderful example of a picturesque eighteenth century landscape print. By trimming the image within the platemark and mounting it on a decorative washline background the print has the effect of a landscape painting. The likeness is heightened by the addition of added body colour in the image and the use of a heavy painterly technique of engraving. This practice was common amongst engravers and printsellers who wished to capitalize on this trend for picturesque landscapes. This print is from the famed Oettingen-Wallerstein collection, which was compiled over two centuries by various members of the royal household. The collection is known for its stunning impressions and the immaculate condition of its prints. Clayton, The English Print 1688-1802 p. 155; Lugt, Les Marques de Collections, (Supplement) 2715a.

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        LA PLUS GRANDE PARTIE DE LA MANCHE QUI CONTIENT LES CÔTES D’ANGLETERRE ET CELLES DE FRANCE.’. Southeast England, the Channel and parts of the French and Belgian coast.

      Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg ca. 1770 - 49x57cm. Full original colour, the large highly decorative cartouche uncoloured. Excellent condition.

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        Del Camerone di M. Giovanni Boccaccio.

      Nuovamente corretto, e con diligenza stampato. In cinque Volumi in Ottavo. Tomo Primo - Quinto. In Toscana. A spese di Giovanni Ghiara 1770. 8:o. Engraved frontispiece, (2),XIX,(blank),256; (2),VIII,237; (2),VII,(blank),160; (2),225; (2),216 pp. + 14 engraved plates. 5 parts in two volumes. Contemporary vellum. Red coloured edges. Two tiny wormholes in outer joint at front on vol. 1 and small worming ti inner hinge at rear. Vol. 2 with small worming on front paste down. inner hinge at front and inner margin first seven leaves. Endpaper at rear with paper loss upper part. Watersoiling to upper part of last leaf. Three small holes at tail of spine. 18,5 x 13 cm

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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 ANO PROXIMO ANTERIOR DE 1769 [caption title]

      Mexico: en la Imprenta del Superior Govierno 16. de Agosto de, 1770. Folio. Loose sheets, trimmed in the gutter margin. Near fine. 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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        ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 10 GEO. III. WITH AN INDEX

      Williamsburg: William Rind, 1770. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Contemporary ownership inscription, and short repaired tear on titlepage, occasional marginalia, top margin abraded on several leaves, some marginal dampstaining. Very good. A scarce late-colonial Virginia imprint containing session laws from 1769. Of main importance are the property qualifications for voting laid out in one of the acts, along with denoting which groups were barred from voting, including women, people under twenty-one, convicts, negroes, mulattoes, and Native Americans. "Another important piece of legislation passed at this 1769 session was an act to authorize the construction of a public house or hospital to care for idiots, lunatics, and other people of unsound mind. This public hospital, one of the first in the colonies, continues in operation to this day" - Berg. Scarce, with Berg recording a baker's dozen. BERG 192. EVANS 11909. SWEM 22643. TORRENCE 371.

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        Archaeologia: or miscellaneous tracts, relating to Antiquity (Vols I - X) :

      Society of Antiquaries of London, London 1770 - Dated 1770-1792. Ten volumes from the library of Sir John Fenn, full calf, quarto. Vols I and II have red labels on the front declaring Fenn's election as a Fellow of the Society. Vol I has Society plate with Fenn's signature on front pastedown, plus bound in amongst the endpapers three handwritten pages documenting Fenn's application and acceptance, and on the back pastedown upside down a bookplate of William Frere. Bookplate of Fenn in Vols II, III, V - X. Vols I-VII in original covers which are rubbed with cracking around spines and some leather labels damaged or missing. Front board of Vol V detached but present. Front board of Vol VII hanging. Vols VIII-X with new matching spines let in. Pages and bindings very good. Delightful bookworm hole through front fore edges of Vol III. Sir John Fenn (1739-1794) was an antiquarian and author of the Paston Letters. At university he became friends with John Frere, and in 1766 he married his sister Ellenor. William Frere (1775-1836) was Fenn's nephew and the ancestor of Sheppard Frere from whose collection these volumes came. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Imprenta del Superior Gobierno, del Br. D. Joseph Antonio de Hogal, Mexico 1770 - (10 1/2 x 7 3/8 inches). Title printed in red and black. Engraved frontispiece bound following the title, 2 engraved folding maps, 33 engraved plates (1 folding), plus engraved title vignette and engraved initial on the dedication leaf. Contemporary calf, spine gilt (expert restoration at head and tail of spine) Provenance: Father Faustino Arevalo (1747-1824, signature on front pastedown); Jesuit ink stamp on verso of title First edition of this "important and highly esteemed work" (Sabin), containing the celebrated letters of Cortez to the Emperor Charles V, illustrated with important engravings and two influential maps: a cornerstone on the Spanish colonial conquest of Mexico and the early exploration of southern California. Father Lorenzana, the Archbishop of Mexico from 1766 to 1772, here publishes three of Hernando 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 Cortes 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 31 plates depicting an Aztec codex representing the tributes paid by the different towns in Mexico. The maps include a general map of Mexico showing Cortes' route, by José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez; 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIBRO DE LOS SECRETOS DE AGRICULTURA, CASA DE CAMPO Y PASTORIL .

      Imprenta Francisco Oliver y Martí. Barcelona 1770 ? - Barcelona s.f. (1770 ?) . Texto con notas marginales. ilustraciones con grabados xilográficos . Encuad : Nueva encuad. en medio pergamino con tejuelo de piel . 17 x 23cms. 508pag. Edición que cuenta con la addicion del quinto Libro ; en el que se contienen los secretos de la caza de los animales terrestres y volátiles y de los pescados y otros animales con muchas curiosidades . Vocabulario de seis Lenguas en que se declaran los nombres de los árboles, yervas, frutas y otras cosas contenidas en el presente libro . El último grabado xilográfico corresponde a la rueda perpetua que permite conocer los años fértiles . Tema : Agricultura . Libro en buen estado, restos de óxido en primeras y últimas hojas, con barbas .

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        A Summary of the Crown Law. To which are added, Offences by Statute, Since the first Publication of this Book. Two Volumes in One [complete]

      The rare abridgement of the first comprehensive treatise on English criminal law, ranked by Holdsworth as one of the four pre-eminent law books of the 18th century, this abridgement first published in 1728 and here expanded; one copy in ESTC. Contemporary calf, rebacked, quite worn and rubbed, occasional browning, else quite clean, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy. Printed for T. Waller, in Fleet-Street, London, 1770.

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        Les Géorgiques de Virgile, traduction nouvelle en vers françois, enrichies de notes & de figures.

      Paris: Chez Bleuet 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [2], 366 pp.; 5 plts.. 1770 Fourth edition, revised and corrected, of Jacques Delille's acclaimed verse translation of the Georgics, first printed in the previous year. Delille was one of the great names of late 18th-century French literature, famed for his translations of Latin classics; Brunet calls him a "versificateur élégant et facile." The work is here illustrated with => a copper-engraved frontispiece and four plates, generally bucolic, done by Joseph de Longueil after Francesco Giuseppe Casanova and Charles Eisen. The text is additionally decorated with pictorial headpieces and fruit and floral tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf framed in gilt triple fillets with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and gilt-stamped floral compartment decorations; joints and extremities rubbed, spine leather with small cracks, sides with expectable moderate acid-pitting. All edges gilt. Front hinge (inside) tender; a few scattered light spots, pages overall clean. An early, attractive edition of an excellent translation, with => crisp, lovely, well-impressed plates.

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        Nakaz Eia Imperatorskago Velichestva Ekateriny Vtoryia...

      1770. "The Best and Most Luxurious" Four-Language Edition of Catherine the Great's Nakaz Catherine II, The Great [1762-1796], Empress of Russia. Nakaz Eia Imperatorskago Velichestva Ekateriny Vtoryia, Samoderzhitsy Vserossiiskiia Dannyi Kommissii o Sochinenii Proekta Novago Ulozheniia... [Instructions of Her Imperial Majesty Catherine II to the Commission on the Work of the Projected New Code of Laws]. St. Petersburg: Imperatorskaya Akademii Nauk, 1770. [viii], 403 pp. Main text in four columns on facing leaves. Quarto (9-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary calf, raised bands, lettering piece and black-stamped ornaments to spine, edges rouged, patterned endleaves Light rubbing, faint stains, scratches and ink marks to boards, which are slightly bowed, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and worn. Large copperplate vignettes at beginning and end of text. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places, internally clean. A nice copy. * Fourth edition. Described by Count M.A. Korf, then director of the Imperial Library, as "The Best and Most Luxurious Edition," it has a Russian text with parallel Latin, German and French translations. The Nakaz, or Instruction, is a statement of legal principles written by Catherine II between 1764 and 1766. It was among her most ambitious and significant undertakings. Infused with the ideas of the French Enlightenment, and copied mostly from the work of Voltaire, Montesquieu and Beccaria, it was compiled as a guide for the All-Russia Legislative Commission convened by the Empress in 1767 to create a new code to replace the 1649 Muscovite Code. Revised in consultation with Frederick the Great and Voltaire, the Instruction proclaimed the equality of all men before the law and denounced torture and the death penalty. Unfortunately, her proposed code was never completed. Catherine's manuscript was written in French, and she later produced a Russian translation. Editions in German and Russian were published in Moscow in 1767. The book was initially banned in France because it was too liberal, which is why the first French-language edition was produced in Switzerland (with a false imprint). French and Latin editions were eventually published in 1770. Camus, Bibliotheque Choisie des Livres de Droit

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        Il cavadenti.

      Venezia, 1770 - Acquaforte, mm. 365x290, da soggetto di Franco Maggiotto, in inconsueta coloritura d'epoca.Incisione dalla serie dei Mestieri, composta da 12 tavole. Volpato, nativo di Bassano (1740-Roma 1803) fu uno dei più validi incisori della stampa decorativa veneta del '700; raffigurò sempre con sapienza e vividezza scene di ambiente popolare, ma si dedicò anche all' incisione di capricci architettonici e delle celebri logge di Raffaello al Vaticano. Una fra le più celebri stampe di Volpato. Bell' esemplare ben conservato, ampi margini, una macchietta in alto, due restauri al margine basso. Succi, La Serenissima nello specchio di rame, pag. 775, Volpato 11.

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        1) Le Deserteur Drame en trois actes 2) Le roi et le fermier 3) Silvain 4) La Rosiere De Salenci

      Paris Chez Claude Herissant 1770 Pappeinband 8° / Oktav Le Deserteur Drame en trois actes - Chez Claude Herissant 1770 - 60 Seiten 2) Le roi et le fermier - Chez Barba 1807 36 S. 3) Silvain - Marmontel - Merlin 1770 - 55 S. 4) La Rosiere De Salenci - Duchesne 1770 - VIII + 104 Seiten Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica nec non Astetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica etc. De principalioribus & fere omnibus, quae in dies occurrunt, nec penes omnes facile, & prompte reperiri possunt, ex utroque Jure, Summ. Pontif. Constitutionibus, Conciliis, […] Accurate Collecta, Adaucta, Ordine Alphabetico congesta Ac in decem Tomos distributa ab ADM. R. P. Lucio Ferraris. Editio Postrema Auctior et Emendatior. 10 Bände (in 5; komplett).

      Venedig, Typus Vincentii Radici, 1770. Folio. Maße: 40 x 25 cm. Titelblatt in Rot und Schwarz, XVI, 309, IV, 292, 2 Blatt, 220, 2 Blatt, 258, 2 Blatt, 304, 2 Blatt, 322, 2 Blatt, 316, 2Blatt, 262, 2 Blatt, 256, 2 Blatt, 256 Seiten. Ganzlederbände der Zeit. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. Erweiterte Ausgabe. Graesse, Tresor de livres rares et precieux, Band 2, 571. Außenfalzen teils angerissen, mehrere ältere und neuere Besitzerstempel. Gutes Exemplar. Enlarged edition. Graesse, Tresor de livres rares et precieux, Band 2, 571. Cover with tears at the hinge. Older and newer owner marks. Contemporary leather bindings. Good copy. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Kirchengeschichte / ecclesiastical history; Kirchenrecht / canon, church law; Theologie / theology

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        The Harbour of Trepassey with Mutton and Biscay Bays / The Road and Harbour of Placentia. By James Cook / St. Mary's Harbour. [published in: The North-American Pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the Gulf and River St.Laurence: being a collection of sixty accurate charts and plans, drawn from original surveys: taken by James Cook and Michael Lane, Surveyors, and Joseph Gilbert, and other officers in the King's service]

      London: Robert Sayer & John Bennett, 1770. Copper engraving with three maps on one single-page sheet (plate area: 14 x 12 inches). A spectacular chart from the survey which laid the foundation upon which Captain Cook's reputation as a surveyor and navigator rested. At the conclusion of the French and Indian War, the British needed accurate charts of the territories that had been awarded to them in the Treaty of Paris. The areas that were of particular interest to the Admiralty included Labrador and Newfoundland. "On 19 April 1763 James Cook, Master R.N.. was ordered by the Admiralty to proceed to Newfoundland 'in order to your taking a survey of the Parts of the Coasts and Harbours of that Island'" (Tooley & Skelton, in Tooley's The Mapping of America p.177). His appointment would have been based, in no small part, on the glowing endorsment of his commanding officer, who had written to the Admiralty in December 1762 "that from my experience of Mr. Cook's genius and capacity, I think him well fitted for the work he has undertaken, and for greater undertakings of the same kind". "The charting of Newfoundland and southern Labrador by Cook... and by his successor Michael Lane ... was unequalled, for thoroughness and method, by any previous hydrographic work by Englishmen [and also allowed Cook to master the art of practical surveying and navigation, in a way that brought him to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society at a crucial moment. More immediately.] it produced the first charts of this extensive and difficult coastline that could (in the words of a later hydrographer) 'with any degree of safety be trusted by the seaman'" (Tooley & Skelton op. cit.). Cook started by surveying the northwest stretch of coastline in 1763 and 1764, then in 1765 and 1766 the south coast between Cape Ray and the Burin Peninsula, and in 1767 the west coast. His work was interrupted by what was to prove to be the first of his three great voyages to the Pacific, and the work on Newfoundland and southern Labrador was finished by Michael Lane between 1768 and 1773. Thomas Jefferys used the charts by Cook and others to form the "Collection of Charts of 1769-70, a prototype ... for the celebrated North-American Pilot which was to be published in five English editions from 1775 to 1806" (Tooley & Skelton op,cit.). The present example is from Sayer and Bennett's 1775 edition (Tooley & Skelton's # 13). Skelton & Tooley, "The Marine Surveys of James Cook in North America" 13.V in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

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        Le Sauvage de Taiti aux Francais; Avec un Envoi au Philosophe Ami des Sauvages.

      - London [ie Paris], chez Le Jay 1770. Octavo, bound after two other works - both lightweight bits of French froth - in contemporary marbled calf with alternating green and red labels (a bit rubbed). A pleasing copy. First edition of this Tahitian incunabulum - the start of Europe's reverie - a series of letters by a Tahitian visitor to Paris. Which means of course that it is a scathing swipe at French society and politics. Paris had been given the once over by a few fictional Persians, Chinese and other exotics but now not only did they have a 'prince' from the just discovered New Eden but he was real: Aotourou, the Tahitian who accompanied Bouganville to Paris with news of paradise on earth. So how could he not pass judgment? Naturally he chose to do so anonymously and not having more than a few words of French relied on a distinguished man of letters to write them down and fill in the gaps. I must make it clear that Dixmerie uses none of the typical set dressing employed by authors of fictional authors; I'm doing that. He starts with an editor's account of Tahiti that draws from the only published account so far - that of the voyage's naturalist, Commercon, whose report had appeared in the journal Mercure de France in November 1769. Dixmerie was, by the way, a regular contributor to and editor of the Mercure. Dixmerie says that he could say much more about Tahiti but our Tahitian visitor wants his book to be read and has noticed that the French don't read big books. Dixmerie's Tahitian stops short of fermenting revolution but he is nonetheless a radical in the manner of many pre-revolutionary troublemakers. His views of women are contradictory, or perhaps confused, but still he advocates equality at all levels. The confusion is understandable. The pre-occupation of the philosophe with the idea of perfect man and that of the rebellious troublemaker with an ideal society not only intersected, they now had the address: Tahiti. The sales rep was in town. Those who met Aotourou, Dixmerie presumably among them, quickly realised he was no Arcadian but for the rest of France, Europe, here was ideal man, that is: a man surrounded by amenable young women, nothing much else to do and plenty to eat. In other words the aristocracy. A fair minded egalitarian - a rarer breed than you might think - sees the obligation of including women in this equality business but it's hard when you risk losing that bounty of temporary maidens.

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        \"Carolus Theodorus Comes Palatinus Rheni Dux Bavariae etc. Archithesaurarius Elector. natus d. 10. Dec. 1724.\" Hüftbild nach halbrechts im verzierten Oval als Kurfürst und Erzschatzmeister mit Hermelin, darunter sein von Löwen flankiertes Wappen, links Justitia mit Schwert und Waage, rechts ein Offizier und militärische Embleme, oben Devise, unten Inschrift.

       Kupferstich von Johann Esaias Nilson nach Zisenis, um 1770, 19 x 15,5 cm. Schuster 269; APK 1486. - Bis zu Plattenkante beschnitten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Bayern, Wittelsbacher

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        KARL THEODOR, Kurfürst von Bayern (1724 - 1799). "Carolus Theodorus Comes Palatinus Rheni Dux Bavariae etc. Archithesaurarius Elector. natus d. 10. Dec. 1724." Hüftbild nach halbrechts im verzierten Oval als Kurfürst und Erzschatzmeister mit Hermelin, darunter sein von Löwen flankiertes Wappen, links Justitia mit Schwert und Waage, rechts ein Offizier und militärische Embleme, oben Devise, unten Inschrift.

      - Kupferstich von Johann Esaias Nilson nach Zisenis, um 1770, 19 x 15,5 cm. Schuster 269; APK 1486. - Breitrandig.

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        ONNA DAI RAKU TAKARA BAKO: GREAT PLEASURE FOR LADIES ON OPENING THE TREASURE-BOX

      Japan n.d. ca 1770. New green silk cloth-covered boards, 113. double-folded leaves, woodblock printed by hand on hand-made. paper, first few pages later amateur color, thumbed, else as. issued, illustrated on nearly every page, 18 x 25 cm. RARE !. A 1770'S ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON LOVE-MAKING AND SEXOLOGY This is an early erotic illustrated book, with color woodblock printing on the frontis page, the balance of the work is in Sumi [black India ink & white] entirely hand printed on hand-made Washi paper, contained in a new indigo Chitsu [folding case] with new title labels, two bone clips. The fascinating point of this unusual work is that women of all classes of Japanese society are illustrated and discussed as all have the same basic instincts, erotic nature, erotic zones and erotic pleasures. The work was designed and illustrated to be an erotic training book for women and girls. * This book illustrates various classes of Japanese society, farmers life, showing the threshing of and planting of paddy rice by both men and women, most of whom are engaged in love making while performing their tasks. The book then continues into Japanese court life taken from the Tale of Genji, with nobles fully engaged in love-making throughout. This set of illustrations are done in the old Momoyama style, where the viewer is somewhere in the clouds, looking down upon the earthlings as they engaged in their daily life and love. The next section begins the instructional text and illustrations of ONNA DAI RAKU TAKARA BAKO, wherein we see a mother presenting her daughter with a lacquered tray containing two dildos, one white, the other black. Its time for the young lady to learn the pleasures of self stimulation & enjoyment. * The next shows a man and his lover sitting at the Kotatsu [table over a Hibachi-like warmer with quilt cover], while the girl looks at an erotic book, the man uses his toes to stimulate her clitoris. Next shows a father teaching his daughter calligraphy, while he makes love to a very ecstatic mother. Followed by a several views of couples fully engaged in love making. One shows lovers exchanging tongue kisses & making love while a maid voyeurs. Then a group of superb illustrations showing couples making love while engaged in daily chores, such as spinning thread, washing Kimono, weaving, embroidery, knotting silk cord, papermaking [this is illustrated in Hillier as #108, see notes below], dyeing thread and others. * Next shows a very unusual & highly imaginative illustration of a woman under a horse who penetrates her open vulva with huge penis that has a silk cord tied around it. Others show couples engaged in love-making: tea-leaf pickers, fishermen & fisher women, pleasure boat passengers, Shamisen players, and a host of others enjoying a passionate moment. * Following is a fascinating physiognomic illustration in the central part of the book, revealing a graphic display of superior feminine sexual markers. A nude woman is depicted showing her places of superior sexual value and locations of excitement. These are individually marked with a tremendous amount of black dots, with a descriptive paragraph of explanation. Jumping to the last page, it continues in this vein, but with focus strictly on the vulva: the various shapes and types, markers of the labia, clitoris and showing the various "types," that is, those with and without pubic hair and the value and comparisons. This section begins with a group of illustrations of erotic implements that will enhance the male organ: ointments, powders, silk threads to tie up the penis to keep it erect, "challase" or rings worn and held in place by erection, penis extenders and others that were known to bring joy and pleasure to women. See the William Lessa citation below for more details on the study of physiognomy. * Back to the center of the book, where it continues, with an unusual essay on homosexuality. This essay is on the thirty- two erotic styles of love-making and erotic behavior of men who cross dress and wear women's clothing, and hair styles, who are homosexuals or transvestites. There are 15 illustrations showing the type of young men or boys, who take on the feminine role and submit to being penetrated from the rear and ravaged by their lover men. Illustrations of their faces and physical attributes, reveal the nature of homosexuals and their physiognomy. Openly illustrated, showing the men engaged in love making, with good view of the sexual organs of both men and young boys. * The following section returns to women, with 6 pages showing women in Kimono and what they look like in the nude, with comments on the various "types" of faces, bodies and sexual and physiognomic markers. Followed by a section on the vocabulary, glossary of love words, expressions and love letters. Among the following illustrations is a very RARE view of a Nagasaki Dutchman and his Japanese courtesan or whore and her pleasures of the large foreign penis. In this section are also illustrations of various sex toys, penis extenders, rings, balls, lacquer penis tips & for the less than virile male, followed by several pages of sex education texts. * For more on physiognomy see William Lessa: CHINESE BODY DIVINATIONS: Its Forms, Affinities, and Functions. This outlines the physical body features that have special meanings in physiognomy, neomancy, metoposcopy et al. Again, the Japanese have used Chinese physiognomy for centuries as part of their medical pantheon to explain how physical features represent a systematic description of sexual prowess and attributes, as well as personality and health indicators. * THE ARTIST/AUTHOR Tsukioka Settei was also known by his studio names as Masa- nobu & Rojinsai among others [1710-1786] was a famous Kami- gata painting master [Kyoto-Osaka area artist & style], and was a pupil of the celebrated Sesshu school painter Keiho, and later followed the Kano style. He eventually created his own famous Ukiyo-e, painting style Tsukioka Settei School," which was one of the main branches of Kamigata Ukiyo-e and painting school. He produced over 30 superbly illustrated books during his tenure at the pinnacle of his career ca. [1753-71], including notable Shunga books, and ranked among the best artists of the day, [paraphrased from R. Lane, page 320-321]. His pupils were his sons Sessai, Sekkei; Munenobu [Soushin], Kangetsu, Buzen and Gyokuzan. Per Roberts p.144: [paraphrased] "...Settei used a combination of Moronobu and Sukenobu styles, with traces of aristocratic refinement... especially well known for graceful and elegant erotica, his paintings generally date after 1771 and are quite unlike those of his orthodox Ukiyo-e contemporaries..." * This book title was pun, a parody based on the famous work by Kaibara Ekiken [1630-1714]: ONNA DAI GAKU TAKARA BAKO: A TREASURY OF KNOWLEDGE FOR FEMALES, a serious Confucian moral treatise. Our title ONNA DAI RAKU TAKARA BAKO is essentially a knock-off of the Ekiken's famous title, with one character and one sound different, replacing "Kaku" [study, learning] for "Raku" [pleasure, enjoyment, with a sexual connotation and pun]. Basically Settei felt that women should also have proper access to equally valuable and important sexual lessons juxtaposition to Ekiken's work, in order to have a rounded education in all of the "arts." See Hillier [below] for excellent follow-up text on this book, its dual-meaning title, signify cancer and teachings. * All things considered, this is a very good copy of a very obscure and rare book. Profusely illustrated in a charming and elegant manner by an exponent of the early Kayo-e period. This title is seldom found on the market for sale. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: J. Hillier: THE ART OF THE JAPANESE BOOK, vol. 1, pp.289-290 & plate 206; vol. 2. p.1118 index. Hillier also describes & illustrates other erotic titles by Settei on pages 284-296. * L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.144. * R. Lane: IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD, pp.320-321, under Settee. * H. Kremlin lists another title by him. * Kiyoshi Shibui: UKIYO-E NAISI: Old Documents Concerning Human Life Instincts and Emotions as Interpreted by Japanese Artists in the 18th and Earlier part of the 19th Centuries, Tokyo 1932. See volume 1, p.16, item #15 and the two illustrations on p.10 of the plates for this work, Shibui lists under an alternate title: ONNA DAI RAKU HOKUKAI. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Del Camerone di M. Giovanni Boccaccio.

      - Nuovamente corretto, e con diligenza stampato. In cinque Volumi in Ottavo. Tomo Primo - Quinto. In Toscana. A spese di Giovanni Ghiara 1770. 8:o. Engraved frontispiece, (2),XIX,(blank),256; (2),VIII,237; (2),VII,(blank),160; (2),225; (2),216 pp. + 14 engraved plates. 5 parts in two volumes. Contemporary vellum. Red coloured edges. Two tiny wormholes in outer joint at front on vol. 1 and small worming ti inner hinge at rear. Vol. 2 with small worming on front paste down. inner hinge at front and inner margin first seven leaves. Endpaper at rear with paper loss upper part. Watersoiling to upper part of last leaf. Three small holes at tail of spine. 18,5 x 13 cm. [#\127824] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans, "Moguntia. - Maynz".

      - Kupferstich ( v. 2 Platten ) n. F.I.S. ( Saur ) b. Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg, um 1770, 33,5 x 104 Nicht bei Fauser: Angelika Marsch, Friedrich Bernhard Werner, S. 143 ( 6. Zustand mit Privileg und Plattennummer 61) weist 3 Exemplare nach.- Monumentale Ansicht von Osten über den Rhein, mittig der Dom, links die Orangerie, rechts das Schloß. Im Himmel (mittig ) ein flatterndes Band mit dem Titel, links im Himmel das "Mainzer Rad". Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen von 1 - 40 in lat. und franz. Sprache, oben rechts in deutscher Sprache.

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