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        Fencing familiarized: a new treatise on the art of sword play.

      John Bell 1771 With 9 engraved plates (8 folding). Cloth - backed boards, spine label. Printed in English and French. Uncut. First edition of Olivier's masterful descriptions of various fencing techniques, illustrated with elegant engravings. It is a thorough work "containing a simplified system shorn of all unnecessary and obsolete details." Olivier kept a flourishing school in St. Dunstan's Court, Fleet Street, and was perhaps, after Angelo, the most popular master of the small sword in London.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg]
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        Memorie sulli cannocchiali diottrici

      Boscovich, Ruggero Giuseppe. Milano, Giuseppe Marelli, 1771. In - 8°, m. pelle coeva. (8), 9 - 114, (2 pp. - errata), con una tavola incisa in rame ripiegata f.t. Esemplare ben conservato della rara edizione originale ed unica. Riccardi, I, 182. > (King, History of the telescope, p. 158).

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        Tabula Topographica Omniu Locor et Con. Provin. Styriae et Charinthiae Ordinis Min. Conven. S. Francisci.

      Rom, Giovanni Zempel, 1771.. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach F. Righini mit beiligendem Textblatt, Bildausschnitt 18 x 24,5 cm, Blattgr. 20 x 28,5 cm.. Aus dem sehr seltenen Werk von Righini "Provinciale Ordinis Fratrum Minorum S. Francisci Conventualium : seu, Polychronicon Jordanis : ex Codice manuscripto Bibliothecae Vaticanae num. 1960", zeigt Ordensprovinzen sowie Klöster und andere Niederlassungen der Franziskaner in der Steiermark, Kärntens sowie der Krain mit Görz und Triest; mit dem Textblatt, etwas fleckig, sonst tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Martagum III, the new Crimson Pensilvania Martagon

      Christopher Trew, Nuremberg 1771 - Etching, with engraving, coloured by hand, by J.M. Seligmann. Very good condition apart from some mild rippling. A very fine image from the work described by Dunthorne as 'one of the finest records of the cultivated flowers of the period' and by Blunt (p. 166) as 'one of the most decorative florilegia of the mid-eighteenth century.' A complete copy of this work sold for almost $1,000,000 in London in 2002. The great characteristic of this beautiful plate, from Trew's Hortus Nitidissimus , is the way in which the watercolour and bodycolour painting almost entirely eclipses the engraved lines. Although the work was actually started by Johann Michael Seligmann (1720-1762), the engravings were based on the collection of flower drawings owned by the botanist and bibliophile Christoph Trew, a distinguished physician of Nuremberg. Georg Ehret (1708-1770), who enjoyed Trew's patronage from 1732 and traveled widely on his behalf before settling in London in 1736, produced the designs for 40 of the eventual total of 188 plates. The remainder were drawn up by a team of local artists, including J.C. Keller, Professor of Drawing at Erlangen University, the court painter Nikolaus Eisenberger, and A.L. Wirsing. Cf. Brunet V, 943; cf. Dunthorne 310; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p. 144; cf. Harvard Arnold , p. 700; cf. Johnston Cleveland 493; cf. Nissen BBI 1995; cf. Pritzel 9500.

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        Free Thoughts on Seduction. Adultery, and Divorce With Reflections on the Gallantry of Princes, particularly those of the blood-royal of England. Occasioned by the late intrigue between His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and Henrietta, wife of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Grosvenor. Also remarks on the trial at law, between his Lordship and his Royal Highness, in consequence of that illicit amour, with observations on the depositions since taken, in the cause depending in Doctors-commons, between Lord Grosvenor and his Lady

      London: Printed for J. Bell, 1771. Octavo; half-title restored at an early date, with slightloss of text, a few spots and stains, but a good, uncut copy in green quarter oasis, green cloth sides. First edition. Kenrick was a journalist and playwright known for his inflammatory writings and his attacks on Goldsmith, Boswell and Johnson. Here he points his poisoned pen at the trial regarding the adulterous relationship between the Duke of Cumberland and the wife of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Grosvenor. A unique work for its time in its strongly stated opinions and use of language about sex, adultery and divorce. In 1773 Kenrick published the first English dictionary to include pronunciations.

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        Versuch einer Oesterreichischen Staatsgeschichte von dem Ursprunge Oesterreichs bis nach dessen Erhöhung in ein Herzogthum

      Wien, Kraus, 1771. Schrötter, Franz Ferdinand von. "Versuch einer Oesterreichischen Staatsgeschichte von dem Ursprunge Oesterreichs bis nach dessen Erhöhung in ein Herzogthum : samt einer vollständigen Erläuterung des Oesterreichischen Freyheits-Briefes vom Jahr 1156." Wien, Kraus, 1771. Kl.-8°, (32), 550, 18 S. Eine Holzschnitt Kopfvign. Marm. Pp. Einband aus d. Zeit mit dem roten RSchild berieben, Papierbezug auf d. Rücken mit Ausriss ca. 2x2 cm - siehe Photo.. Franz Ferdinand Schrötter (1736 - 1780) österreichischer Rechtshistoriker und Geschichtschreiber. Seltenes und für die österreichische Staatlichkeit wichtiges Buch, wo S. "...für die volle Selbständigkeit der Ostmark (Oesterreichs) dem bairischen Herzogthum gegenüber eintrat." Gutes Ex., durchgehend nur ganz wenig gebraunt.

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        Gedanken von der Ordnung der Philosophischen Wissenschaften, nebst dem Plan des Unterrichts in dem Marschallscollegio und auf der Universität Aberdeen, aus dem Englischen übersetzt, mit einigen die Philosophie betreffenden Betrachtungen. Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1770 [bound after] Beobachtungen über das Gefühl des Schönen und Erhabenen. Von Immanuel KANT. Riga: Friedrich Hartknoch, 1771.

      - Very rare first German edition of Gerard's influential "Plan of Education in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen, with the Reasons of it. Drawn up by Order of the Faculty" (Aberdeen, 1755). Contemporary sources list the translator as Gottlieb Schlegel. Through the work of William Smith, founder of the University of Pennsylvania, the Marischal College plan of education did much to mould the shape of university education in America (see John S. Reid, Aberdeen University Review no. 172, 1984, pp. 359-79). Not at NLS. Worldcat records only one copy outside Germany (Denmark, Ballerup). The accompanying Kantian text is the third edition of "Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime" (first published in 1764). This was Kant's most popular work, going through eight printings during his lifetime. Light-hearted in tone, it includes comments, typical of the age, on the differences between the sexes and between races. John Zammito and others have viewed it as a kind of proto-anthropology, prefiguring some of Kant's later work. Adickes 38. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Small 8vo, [ii], 110, 86 pp., contemporary marbled boards with red label lettered gilt, rubbed, some loss to head of spine, ends of joints starting to split but binding tight and firm, uniform browning and occasional spots, no stamps or inscriptions, sound copies in a sammelband nicely linking the Scottish and German Enlightenments. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alte Geschichte von Mainz. Aus den ältesten und ersten Zeiten, von dem Anfange dieser Hauptstadt unter dem Kaiser Augustus bis zu Ende des siebenden Jahrhundert. Bd. I (von 2): Von Erbauung der alten Vestung Maguntiacum bis zu den Zeiten des Trajanus.

      Mainz, Häfners Erben, 1771.. 4°. Mit gefalt. gestoch. Plan und 25 gestoch. Tafeln. 38 Bl., 286 S., 1 Bl., S. 287-533 S., 1 Bl. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rsch. und Rverg. (tls. kleine Wurmspuren).. Einzige Ausgabe der wichtigen Stadtgeschichte. Selten. - Graesse II, 642. - Der große gefaltete Plan mit "Abriss der alten Stadt und Vestung Maguntiacum" (mit sauber hinterlegtem Einriss im Bund). - Wenige Bl. mit herstellungsbedingten Läsuren im breiten weißen Rand, einige Blatt ebd. alt angerändert. Weitgehend fleckenfreies, vollständiges Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Sander]
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        Itinerario para parrocos de indios, en que se tratan las materias mas particulares tocantes à ellos para su buena Administracion. Nueva edición, purgada de muchisimos hierros.

      Madrid, Oficina de Pedro Marin, 1771 - -21 x 31 cm.- , 16 hs. + 612 págs. Enc. en plena piel, pasta española de época. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tab. Topographica Omnium Locorum et Convemtuu Prov. Austriae Ord. Min.S Franc Conventual.

      Rom, Giovanni Zempel, 1771.. Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte nach F. Righini mit beiligendem Textblatt, Bildausschnitt 18 x 24,5 cm, Blattgr. 20 x 28,5 cm.. Aus dem sehr seltenen Werk von Righini "Provinciale Ordinis Fratrum Minorum S. Francisci Conventualium : seu, Polychronicon Jordanis : ex Codice manuscripto Bibliothecae Vaticanae num. 1960", zeigt Ordensprovinzen sowie Klöster und andere Niederlassungen der Franziskaner in Österreich, damals noch in folgende Provinzen eingeteilt: Provinz vom Heiligen Antonius (Wien und das Viertel unter dem Wienerwald), vom Heiligen Bonaventura (Mostviertel, Teile Oberösterreichs und die Obersteiermark), von der Heiligen Klara (Traunviertel und Hausruckviertel), Mähren (mit Niederösterreich bis zur Donau), Steiermark und Villach; mit dem Textblatt, etwas fleckig, sonst tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        A TOKEN For CHILDREN, Being An Exact Account of the Conversion, Holy and Exemplary Lives and Joyful Deaths of Several Young Children. To Which is Added, A Token for the Children of New - England, or, Some Examples of Children, in whom the Fear of God was Remarkably Budding before they Died; in Several Parts of New - England. Preserved and Published for the Encouragement of PIETY in Other Children. With New Additions

      Boston:: Printed and Sold by Z[echariah]. Fowle, in Back-Street, near the Mill-Bridge.. 1771.. 12mo: [A]^6 B - N^12. 1st edition thus, i.e., this imprint (Church 1087; Evans 12085; Holmes COTTON MATHER 403-F1; Rosenbach 67; Sabin 35754; Welch 665.8). 156 pp.. Modern full speckled calf binding.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG (age toning).. "This is the Third Boston Edition of this extraordinary collection, which was originally published in England in 1671; the second part appeared in 1672. The First Boston Edition was published in 1700 and the Second in 1728. The Tales for the Children of New England (pp. 107 - 156) was written by Cotton Mather." [Church].

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        Oeuvres poétiques : Histoire de Daphné, poëme dédié aux nymphes du Palais Royal / Le Bois de Boulogne, Poeme / Les Deux Circassiennes, ou Lettres de Reski et D'Amida, Anecdote Turque

      S.L. [Paris]: S.n., 1771. An interesting little book by an unknown author, (possibly Paul Ulric Dubuisson, b. 1746 Laval, d. March 1794 Paris by execution). Rebound into quarter maroon leather and marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt spine lettering, all edges gilt, pp. 100, title-page vignette, woodcut head and tail pieces with the name in the plate of Beugnet. Some tanning to page margins with light spotting and "thumbing", otherwise a near fine copy of a rare item. Could only locate one incomplete copy at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.. First Edition. Hardcover. near fine. Octavo. Book.

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        Le Droit de la Nature et de Gens, ou Systeme General Des Principes les plus importans de la Morale, de la Jurisprudence, et de la Politique - Tome Premiere et Second 1771

      Emanuel Thourneisen, Basle 1771. Traduit de Latin par Jean Barbeyrac. Avec des Notes du meme; & une Preface, qui fert d'introduction a tout l'Ouvrage. Nouvelle Edition. faite d'apres un Exemplaire retouche de nouveau, & augmente de la main de Mr. Barbeyrac. 2 Bände. Band 1: 680 S. Band 2: 665 S. beide Bände Französisch, teilweise Lateinisch. Avec: Joannis Barbeyracii Jurisconsilti & Publici Privatique Juris in Academia Groningana Antecessoris: Oratio Inauguralis de dignitate et utilitate Juris ac Historiarum et utriusque disciplinae Amica Conjunctione. Quam dixerat Lausannae Helvetiorum, A.D. XIV. Kalend. April. M.DCCXI. quum Ordinariam Juris & Historaium Professionem illic auspicaretur. Editio tertia, emendatior. Nnnn 2. / Oratio des Magistratu, forte peccante, e pulpitis sacris non traducendo. Habita Groningae pridie Nonas Septembr. M.DCC. XXI. Quum Magistratu Academico abiret. Editio secunda, emendatior, & in Notis auctior. Volledereinbände, goldgeprägte Rückendekorationen, rote Farbschnitte, Band 1 mit Kupferstich-Porträt von Samuel Pufendorf als Frontispiz. Einbände und Rücken angebräunt, berieben, wenig bestoßen, sehr leicht angeschmutzt, Schnitte sehr leicht angeschmutzt, sehr wenig berieben, Seiten kaum angebräunt, sehr leicht lichtrandig, sehr selten sehr wenig angeschmutzt, ausgesprochen guter Zustand. über 2000 gr. (Baron von Pufendorf=Samuel von Pufendorf, 1632-1694 / Jean Barbeyrac, 1674-1744). Kein Schutzumschlag Leder 4°. Gut

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        Schipbreuk en lotgevallen van Pieter Viaud, scheeps-kapitein, enz. Behelzende deszelfs vertrek van Bourdeaux, en schipbreuk op een onbewoond eiland; wonderlyke kloekmoedigheid van een Hollandsch matroos ten tyde der schipbreuk; rampen en ongelukken aldaar aan land, welke hy beneffens nog elf anderen van de equipagie heeft moeten ondergaan; hy blyft eindelyk alleen over met eene mevrouw en haar zoon en zynen neger .. Eene waare geschiedenis. Door hem zelven beschreeven. Gesterkt met een certificaat van dan heer Sevettenham, commandant van het Engelsch fort St. Marc des Apalaches.

      Amsterdam, Petrus Conradi, 1771.20th century cloth. Woodcut vignette on titel-page. 132 pp.* Dutch translation of: Naufrage et aventures de Pierre Viaud, natif de Bordeaux, capitaine de navire, histoire véritable. Bordeaux 1768. - This book tells the extraordinary story of a French seaman who sailed from Bordeaux in February 1765 as mate in the Aimable Suzette, Captain St. Crie, bound for the West Indies. Forced by illness to remain on the small island of St. Louis, off the coast of Saint-Domingue (Haiti), Viaud enters into a partnership with a Haitian resident, monsieur Desclau, to trade goods to Louisiana. They hire a vessel, the Tigre, Captain La Couture, and sail with sixteen passengers and crew on 2 January 1766. During the voyage the ship springs a leak, and on 16 February 1766 runs aground and breaks up on an island off the coast of Florida. Viaud's account of his adventures somehow fell into the hands of the French scholar Jean Gaspard Dubois-Fontanelle who published it at Bordeaux in 1768. Exacly how much is the work of Fontanelle himself is uncertain, but it was an instant bestseller and became one of the most reprinted and translated works of the 18th century. After many years of debate and indecision, the basic framework (at least) of Viaud's account is now regarded as truthful (Howgego V, p.474-474). 'Probably the story of cannibalism accounted for the popularity of this narrative' (Huntress 80C).Not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM; Sabin 99414; Polak 9438.

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        Le Droit de la Nature et de Gens, ou Systeme General Des Principes les plus importans de la Morale, de la Jurisprudence, et de la Politique - Tome Premiere et Second 1771

      Emanuel Thourneisen, Basle 1771 - Traduit de Latin par Jean Barbeyrac. Avec des Notes du meme; & une Preface, qui fert d'introduction a tout l'Ouvrage. Nouvelle Edition. faite d'apres un Exemplaire retouche de nouveau, & augmente de la main de Mr. Barbeyrac. 2 Bände. Band 1: 680 S. Band 2: 665 S. beide Bände Französisch, teilweise Lateinisch. Avec: Joannis Barbeyracii Jurisconsilti & Publici Privatique Juris in Academia Groningana Antecessoris: Oratio Inauguralis de dignitate et utilitate Juris ac Historiarum et utriusque disciplinae Amica Conjunctione. Quam dixerat Lausannae Helvetiorum, A.D. XIV. Kalend. April. M.DCCXI. quum Ordinariam Juris & Historaium Professionem illic auspicaretur. Editio tertia, emendatior. Nnnn 2. / Oratio des Magistratu, forte peccante, e pulpitis sacris non traducendo. Habita Groningae pridie Nonas Septembr. M.DCC. XXI. Quum Magistratu Academico abiret. Editio secunda, emendatior, & in Notis auctior. Volledereinbände, goldgeprägte Rückendekorationen, rote Farbschnitte, Band 1 mit Kupferstich-Porträt von Samuel Pufendorf als Frontispiz. Einbände und Rücken angebräunt, berieben, wenig bestoßen, sehr leicht angeschmutzt, Schnitte sehr leicht angeschmutzt, sehr wenig berieben, Seiten kaum angebräunt, sehr leicht lichtrandig, sehr selten sehr wenig angeschmutzt, ausgesprochen guter Zustand. über 2000 gr. (Baron von Pufendorf=Samuel von Pufendorf, 1632-1694 / Jean Barbeyrac, 1674-1744). Size: 4° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Landreis van 't Prins van Wallis Fort aan Hudson Baai, naar den Noorder-Oceaan.The Hague, J.C. Leeuwenstijn, 1798. 2 volumes. 8vo. With folding map, hand-coloured in outline (41.5×50.5 cm), a folding map of the Coppermine River, and 2 folding views, all engraved and etched. Contemporary half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Chavanne 4635; JCB 3966; Sabin 31184; cf. Lande, Canadiana 1220 (first edition). A Dutch edition of Hearne's expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and the fabled coppermines. A masterpiece in the literature of exploration, it contains interesting details on natural history and the Indian tribes of the region. Travelling overland from the Hudson Bay to the Arctic, Hearne met with many dangers, and very realistically describes the life and customs of the North American Indians. Tracing the Coppermine River, he reached the Arctic Ocean on 17 July, 1771, thus establishing that there was no Northwest Passage through Hudson Bay. In spite of the obvious importance of Hearne's expedition, the results were only published in 1795, after La Pérouse had discovered Hearne's manuscript at Hudson Bay. The present Dutch edition was translated from Johann Reinhold Forster's expertly annotated German edition.Tickets to back pastedowns. Some wear to bindings. An excellent crisp and clean set.

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE, GENERALE ET PARTICULIERE, AVEC LA DESCRIPTION DU CABINET DU ROI. Tome dix-septieme. HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX. Tome second

      - A Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1771, 26x20,5 cm., en piel, 5 h.+560 págs. (Taladro de polilla en las primeras hojas)

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        HISTOIRE DE L'ELECTRICITE, traduit de l'Anglois de Joseph Priestley, avec des Notes critiques.

      Paris, Herissant le fils, 1771.FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1771, 3 volumes complete set, translated with notes by M. - J. Brisson. 12mo, approximately 170 x 95 mm, 6¾ x 3¾ inches, 9 folding plates (plate A at the end of Volume II, plates 1 - 8 at the end of Volume III), some woodcut head - and tailpieces, pages: xlvi, (2), 432; (4), 531, (1); (4), 474, (4), complete with half - titles, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, gilt barred raised bands, gilt floral decoration in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spines slightly rubbed, volume labels worn, hinges slightly worn with small crack at top of upper hinge on Volumes I and III, corners slightly worn, 3 just showing cardboard at tips, some pages lightly browned, an occasional dark spot, 1 small ink stain to text, no loss, upper corner of last 2 leaves of text and of plate A in Volume II trimmed, no loss of text or image, 1 plate slightly misfolded and protruding slightly from text block, tiny chip to corner of 1 plate, affecting margin only. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of the French first edition. A translation by M. - J. Brisson of Priestley's great work The History and Present State of Electricity first published in London in 1767. Crook in his Bibliography of Joseph Priestley S / 506 "ascribes the translation to Abbe Nollet and Brisson but most authorities mention Brisson only. ... The notes are certainly intended to stress the importance of Nollet's work but it is unlikely that Nollet himself (who died in 1770) could be the author (of the notes)". Wellcome Catalogue Volume IV, page 435. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE MYSTERY AND MANAGEMENT OF BEES

      1771. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Containing Instructions how to manage them with respect to their breeding, gathering, swarming, hives, feeding and to considerable advantage. Also Directions wherby the governor or Queen-Bee may be distinctly know. Together with several curious matters concerning them deduced chiefly from experience. Printed for the Author and Sold by Richardson. Contemporary leather binding with marble endpapers. B/w frontis. Top and tail of spine worn with small chip to top. Internally slightly brown but otherwise clean. [S]

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        PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF HARMONY.

      London, printed by J. and J. Hughs, and sold by S. Baker and G. Leigh and 3 others, 1771.FIRST EDITION 1771, 4to, approximately 240 x 185 mm, 9½ x 7 inches, 1 engraved folding plate at the rear, pages: vii, [1],154, [6] - index, bound in full contemporary leather, raised bands and gilt decoration in compartments, gilt lettered red morocco label, edges speckled red. Binding worn, covers badly pitted, upper hinge mostly cracked, cover holding firmly, lower hinge cracked at tail 80 mm (3¼"), head and tail of spine very slightly chipped, corners worn with cardboard showing at tips, front free endpaper removed, edges of first 4 leaves lightly browned, small slight stain to 1 margin, occasional pale mark to margins, small worm track to upper margin of 6 leaves of Index, also affecting blank inner mount of folding plate, all neatly repaired. A good clean copy of a rare work on music. It consists of analysis of and commentary on Italian musician Giuseppe Tartini?s "Trattato di musica secondo la vera scienza dell?armonia" (Padua 1754). Benjamin Stillingfleet (1702?1771) educated at Trinity College Cambridge, was a botanist, translator, author and proficient on the violoncello. He was devoted to the works of the celebrated Venetian violinist and composer Tartini (1692 ? 1770) and aimed with this book to make his theories and ideas accessible to an English audience. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Filosofia Frankliniana delle punte preservatrici dal fulmine, particolarmente applicata alle polveriere, alle navi, e a Santa Barbara in mare

      Modena: per gli eredi di Bartolomeo Soliani, stampatori Ducali, 1771. Small 4to in 8s (20 cm; 8"). 65, [3 (blank) pp. Toderini (1728– 99) was a Jesuit who having met the Marquis Maffei devoted himself to the study of archeology. He also found interest in assembling a collection of coins and medals of the Gothic kings, and beginning in 1773 was attached to the retinue of the Bailo Garzoni in Constantinople. In the present work, read at a meeting of the Accademica degli Icneutici in the palace of Count Piazza in Forli, in 1770, Toderini attempts to apply Franklin's findings about electricity and lightning protection to preventing gunpowder explosions and fires on ships at sea. Sabin 96099; DeBacker-Sommervogel, VIII, 57/58; Ford, Franklin Bibliography, 977. Removed from a nonce volume. Very good condition.

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        Zobeide. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden

      London: T. Cadell, 1771. Octavo, [viii], 80 pp., [iv]; original stitch-holes visible in the gutter, disbound. Teasing Banks from the stage. First edition of this orientalist fantasy (based on Voltaire's unfinished Les Scythes). Since it provides an odd insight into the fame of Banks and Solander on their still very recent return from the Endeavour voyage (they had docked in July, five months earlier) it must be a contender for having the first theatrical allusion to Cook's first voyage. Referring to the play's premiere the night before, an anonymous reviewer (London General Evening Post, 10 December 1771) reported that the highlight of the evening was Oliver Goldsmith's prologue, which 'alludes to the discoveries lately made by Dr. Solander and Mr. Banks. The play is supposed a ship; the theatre a strange company, and the audience characterized under the appellation of different animals. Upon the whole there is merit in the Prologue, and the town was too just to withhold the tribute of approbation.' Banks and Solander were the great heroes of the voyage when it first returned (Magra's unofficial account had already been published with its unauthorised dedication to them for example), but they were subject to endless teasing about the erotic delights of Otaheite. As so often with the eighteenth-century theatre, fuller references and details are scant, but a close reading of the prologue gives wonderful glimpses of the sort of broad farce that one might expect. Spoken by "Mr. Quick, in the Character of a Sailor", it begins: 'In these bold times, when Learning's sons explore / The distant climate, and the savage shore; / When wise astronomers to India steer, / And quit for Venus many a brighter here; / While botanists, all cold to smiles and dimpling, / Forsake the fair, and patiently-go simpling [i.e., gathering plants…]'. The concluding lines suggestively depict the heroic botanist hoping to "drive a thriving trade", with goods that are "equally fit for gallantry and war." When the offer goes unheeded, he decides he'd "best step back - and order up a sample." The play ran for a respectable thirteen nights with the famous Mrs Yates in the title role. Its author Cradock moved in exalted literary circles, and was a member of the "Catch-Club" founded by Lord Sandwich.

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        Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland , from the Dissolution of the last Parliament of Charles II until the Sea-battle off La Hogue

      London: W. Stahan and T. Cadell, 1771. Two volumes, quarto, with the erratum leaf in the second volume; a very good set in contemporary polished calf, with double spine labels in red and green morocco, extremities a little worn and hinges just starting although still firm. A handsome set in a contemporary binding of this history of Great Britain and Ireland in the seventeenth century. The work caused a mild sensation when it was published because of Dalrymple's unvarnished use of letters from the French ambassadors in England to their courts, as well as the correspondence of Charles II, James II, William, and Mary. Sir John Dalrymple (1726-1810), fourth baronet of Cranstoun was educated at the university of Edinburgh and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1748 he was admitted to the Scottish bar, and succeeded to the baronetcy in 1771 on the death of his father Sir William Dalrymple. A reasonably prolific essayist, the Memoirs was his most significant work, with this second edition appearing the same year as the first. Illustrated by access to state papers in France and England, the work caused a stir, particularly because of its relevations regarding the personal motives behind the actions of many eminent statesmen. David Hume was not confident about the work's value as political history, but could not resist its insights into 'the biographical and anecdotal history of the times' (quoted in DNB). The second edition, a revised edition was published in 1790.

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        OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THE DISTINCTION OF RANKS IN SOCIETY

      Dublin: Printed by T. Ewing, 1771.. xiv,[2],240pp. Octavo. Recent calf and boards, gilt label. Faint old stamps of a defunct mercantile library, light discoloration at top edge of text block, occasional dust toning, terminal leaf has expert reinforcement at extreme fore- edge, but a good, sound copy. The uncommon first Dublin edition of Millar's chief work, published in the same year as Murray's London edition. Millar, Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow, was a friend and contemporary of Hume, and the latter's thought exerted some influence on this work, which marks something of a landmark in the early interpretation of economics, class, and politics and their effect on society. He was an advocate of the cause of the North American colonists, and includes as his first chapter a consideration "Of the rank and condition of women in different ages." KRESS 6805 (London ed). HIGGS 5330 (London ed). GOLDSMITHS 10712 (London ed). ESTC T108866.

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        Histoire universelle, sacree et profane, depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'a nos jours. 17 Bände.

      Straßburg etc., Doulssecker u.a., 1735-1771. - Je Band ca. 680 Seiten. 25,5 x 20 cm, Lederbände der Zeit mit 2 Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe des großen Werks zur Kirchen- und Weltgeschichte, komplett. - Querard II, 25. - Die schönen Einbände berieben, stellenweise wurmstichig und beschabt. Innen teilsweise gering fleckig, überwiegend sauber. Dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pied-Bill Dobchick (Pied-Bill Grebe)

      printed for Benjamin White, London 1771 - A fine image from Catesby's 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands', "the most famous colour-plate book of American plant and animal life.a fundamental and original work for the study of American species" (Hunt) Found all over the world, the duck-like pied-bill grebes are also commonly known as dabchicks or hell-divers. They are diving birds, which can be distinguished from ducks by the webbing on their individual toes. The pied-billed grebe is one of three species of grebes that inhabit the coastal areas of the Carolinas and are so-called because of the black ring that appears around their bills during the summer months. They are primarily found in marshes, lakes and ponds. Trained as a botanist, Catesby travelled to Virginia in 1712 and remained there for seven years, sending back to England collections of plants and seeds. With the encouragement of Sir Hans Sloane and others, Catesby returned to America in 1722 to seek materials for his 'Natural History'; he travelled extensively in Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas, sending back further specimens. His preface provides a lengthy account of the development of this work, including his decision to study with Joseph Goupy in order to learn to etch his plates himself to ensure accuracy and economy. A lovely and important work, embodying the most impressive record made during the colonial period of the natural history of an American colony. The most significant work of American natural history before Audubon's Birds of America . Cf. Anker 95; cf. Clark I:55; cf. Dunthorne 72; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 86; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p.85; cf. Meisel III:340; cf. Nissen BBI 336, IVB 177; cf. Sabin 11509; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1057; cf. Wood p. 282; cf. Amy Meyers and Margaret Pritchard, Empire's Nature, Mark Catesby's New World Vision , Williamsburg, 1998; cf. Feduccia, Catesby's Birds of Colonial America (1985), p. 17. Hand-coloured copper engraving, on fine laid paper. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and minor foxing.

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        Voyage autour du Monde , par la frégate du roi La Boudeuse, et la flûte l'Etoile; en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769

      Paris: chez Saillant & Nyon, 1771. Quarto, with twenty engraved charts, mostly folding, and three plates of boats; half-title lightly stained, one or two spots and repairs, but an extremely good copy in a well-preserved contemporary French binding of cat's-paw mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, brown leather label. First French voyage into the Pacific. The first French circumnavigation and the beginning of French exploration of the golden age, and of French involvement in the Pacific. This is the first edition of Bougainville's narrative account of his great voyage; its publication created enormous interest in Europe and was largely responsible for building up the romantic vision of a South Sea paradise where Rousseau's noble savage lived in a state of blissful innocence. Bougainville's expedition passed through the Strait of Magellan in January 1768. After some time looking for the mythical "Davis Land", said to be off the Chilean coast, they started on a direct route across the Pacific. They discovered the Tuamotus, sighted Tahiti in April, then visited Samoa, sailed through Melanesia, sighted the Great Barrier Reef, and passed through the Solomons and New Britain, to Batavia. Bougainville, not knowing of Wallis's stop there a year earlier, thought that he had discovered Tahiti, and his lengthy account of the island group is an interesting counterpart to Wallis's account. The vocabulary of three hundred words that he prints is the first such vocabulary of any Polynesian language to appear. It was only the Great Barrier Reef that prevented Bougainville landing on Australian soil. He had specifically set out to reach "New Holland" by running west from Quiros's "Espiritu Santo", but turned away from the obvious barrier presented by the reef. Had he made it, 'he would have come to the Australian coast near Cooktown, and would, likely enough, have been wrecked where Cook was wrecked two years later…' (Wood).

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        Südliche Landschaft mit alter Steinbrücke, die über ein Flüßchen führt.

      . Feder in Grau, grau und braun laviert, auf chamoisfarbenem Bütten, auf Untersatz montiert, dort verso bezeichnet. 18,2:28,6 cm.. Sechs Jahre zum Fayencemaler in Marseille ausgebildet, setzte er seine Ausbildung an der Ecole gratuite de dessin und nach 1771 an der Academie de Peinture et de Sculpture in Marseille fort. Schnell erwarb er sich den Ruf eines brillanten angehenden Malers und gewann 1772 eine Silbermedaille und 1773 einen ersten Preis an der Akademie in Marseille. Es folgt die Übersiedlung nach Aix-en-Provence. Mit einem Empfehlungsschreiben an den Maler J.-M. Vien (1716-1809), dem damaligen Direktor der Academie de France, traf er 1777 in Rom ein, wo er mindestens drei Jahre blieb. Wann er nach Frankreich zurückkehrte ist offen und auch, ob er mit P.-H. de Valencienne (1750-1819) zusammentraf, was sein Malstil jedoch vermuten läßt. 1784wirkte er in Aix und leitete seit 1786 die lokale Zeichenschule, die als Folge der Revolution aber 1794 geschlossen wurde. Seine bedeutendsten Schüler waren F.-M. Granet (1775-1849) und A. de Forbin (1777-1841). Nach einer mehrjährigen Lehrtätigkeit in Digne kehrte Constantin 1813 nach Aix zurück und lehrte an der wieder eröffneten Zeichenschule als Professor für Landschaftsmalerei. Obwohl er seit 1817 regelmäßig ausstellte, lebte er bis zu seinem Ende in bedrückender Armut.

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        Carte Hydro-Geo-Graphique des Indes Orientales en deça et au dela du Gange avec leur Archipel.

      1771 - Paris, Lattré, 1771. Original colour. 4 sheets conjoined, total 595 x 830mm. From India east to the Philippines, Borneo, Java, the Celebes & Timor and Formosa. Marked across areas are the directions of the prevailing winds at different times of the year.

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        Free Thoughts on Seduction. Adultery, and Divorce With Reflections on the Gallantry of Princes, particularly those of the blood-royal of England. Occasioned by the late intrigue between His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, and Henrietta, wife of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Grosvenor. Also remarks on the trial at law, between his Lordship and his Royal Highness, in consequence of that illicit amour, with observations on the depositions since taken, in the cause depending in Doctors-commons, between Lord Grosvenor and his Lady

      Printed for J. Bell, London 1771 - Octavo; half-title restored at an early date, with slightloss of text, a few spots and stains, but a good, uncut copy in green quarter oasis, green cloth sides. First edition. Kenrick was a journalist and playwright known for his inflammatory writings and his attacks on Goldsmith, Boswell and Johnson. Here he points his poisoned pen at the trial regarding the adulterous relationship between the Duke of Cumberland and the wife of the Right Honourable Richard Lord Grosvenor. A unique work for its time in its strongly stated opinions and use of language about sex, adultery and divorce. In 1773 Kenrick published the first English dictionary to include pronunciations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels into North America; containing its Natural History, and a circumstantial Account of its Plantations and Agriculture in general, with the Civil, Ecclesiastical and Commercial State of the Country.

      Warrington: By William Eyres, 1770; London: By T. Lowndes, 1771. - 3 volumes. 8vo., (8 1/8 x 5 ¼ inches). One-page Advertisement from John Reinhold Forster apologizing for the non-appearance of the large folding map in the first volume. Fine folding engraved frontispiece "New and Accurate Map of a Part of North-America" in volume III (nearly detached); 6 engraved plates (lightly tanned). Contemporary full tan calf, the spine in six compartments separated by five raised bands, morocco gilt lettering pieces in two (rebacked, preserving the original spine). Provenance: Early bookplate of Nicholas Garry (c. 1782-1856) to front pastedowns. First English edition. First published in Sweden in three volumes in 1753, 1756, and 1761. "These volumes contain the most trustworthy description of Swedish settlements in.Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The voyage was undertaken at the instigation of Linnaeus, for the purpose of discovering whether any North American plants could be successfully introduced into Sweden" (Lande 482). "A work of high character, especially for its natural history, for which the author was immortalized by Linnaeus" (Sabin) who named the "Mountain-Laurel" Kalmia latifolia, the state flower of both Pennsylvania and Connecticut, for him. Before journeying to North America Kalm had travelled extensively not only in Sweden, but also in Russia and the Ukraine. In 1740 he entered Uppsala University to study with the celebrated Carolus Linnaeus. In 1747 he was appointed the first professor of natural history and economy at the Âbo Academy, a position that he would retain until his death. "Almost immediately, however, Kalm was given leave to undertake a scientific expedition to North America sponsored by the Swedish Academy of Sciences. He was specifically charged with finding a species of mulberry that could survive in Sweden and provide a basis for an independent silk industry. In addition, he was expected to collect other plants and seeds of plants that could perhaps be grown in Sweden. Having spent several months in England en route to North America, Kalm, accompanied by a gardener, Lars Jungström, landed in Philadelphia in September 1748. There he associated himself with Benjamin Franklin and two botanical correspondents of Linnaeus, John Bartram and Cadwallader Colden, both of whom were significant naturalists in their own right. In May 1749 Kalm embarked on a trip to New York, Albany, Lake Champlain, and Canada, seeking plants and seeds. After returning to Philadelphia in October, he again traveled to Canada in 1750. He provided one of the first descriptions of Niagara Falls in a letter to Franklin dated 2 September 1750, which was reprinted in Bartram's 'Travels in Pensilvania and Canada.' Kalm resided for some time among the Swedish residents in Raccoon (now Swedesboro), New Jersey, and reported on the community's history and customs. In 1750 he married one of the residents, Anna Margaretha Sjöman, the widow of a pastor. "Kalm went back to Sweden in 1751, arriving in June. While he resumed his academic responsibilities, he tended to his American plants in his own garden in Âbo and prepared his American diary for publication. 'En Resa til Norra America' (1753-1761), published in English as 'Travels into North America' (1770-1771), is a wide-ranging account of the natural history, social conditions, politics, and history of colonial Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and southern Canada. It was also translated into Dutch, German, and French. Although Kalm was not the first to publish a descriptive account of travels in eastern North America, he was the first professional scientist to gather data in the field in a systematic manner and the first to publish an extensive, genuinely scientific report of his observations. As he said in his letter to Franklin concerning Niagara Falls, 'You must excuse me if you find in my account no extravagant wonders. I cannot make nature otherwise than I find it. I would rather it should be said of me in time to come, that I related things as t

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        Three printed excerpts relating to the transit of Venus , and magnetic variation in the Pacific

      London: The Royal Society, 1771. Small quarto, pp. 397-436, with a folding plate and the title page for the Philosophical Transactions Vol. LXI bound in; fine in marbled wrappers. Captain Cook's astronomy printed for the Royal Society. An attractive collection of three articles relating to Cook and the Endeavour voyage excerpted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1771. The collection gives an interesting insight into some of the chief scientific concerns of Cook's first voyage, with three separate notices relating to the voyage and particularly the Transit of Venus as observed from Tahiti. The first is the "Observations … at King George's Island in the South Sea" co-written with Charles Green the astronomer. Green is an interesting figure, for many years assistant to the Astronomer Royal at Greenwich, in 1763 he sailed on the testing voyage of John Harrison's famous chronometer H4. Green later quarrelled violently with Nevil Maskleyne and joined the Navy in a huff, but their relationship was sufficiently mended for Green to be recommended for the Endeavour voyage. He died in 1771 from dysentery contracted in Batavia. The article features extracts from the Log and an interesting plate which shows diagrammatically the differing readings of Cook and Green. The second article is a more technical piece on the "Variation of the Compass, as observed on board the Endeavour Bark", a pressing concern for eighteenth-century navigation. Magnetic variation had for some years concerned both scientists and sailors (including Edmund Halley and William Dampier) and the provision of accurate results from the remote Pacific ocean was an important. The last of the excerpts included in this volume is a printed letter concerning the 1769 transit of Venus written at Batavia. The author, Revered Johan Mohr settled in Batavia in 1737 where he built a fine observatory at his own expense. Cook visited the observatory, and writes that the Journal that the longitude of Batavia was accurately determined by Mohr through measurement of the 1761 transit (see Beaglehole, volume 1, p.442). The great bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes noted the first two articles from the Philosophical Transactions, but omitted the third. Full details of each imprint as follows: Observations made, by appointment of the Royal Society, at King George's Island in the South Sea; by Mr. Charles Green, former assistant at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, and Lieut. James Cook, of his Majesty' s ship the Endeavour, 24pp., folding table and engraved plate. Variations of the compass, as observed on board the Endeavour bark, in a voyage round the world. Communicated by Lieut. James Cook, Commander of the said Bark. 11pp. Transitus Veneris & Mercurii in eorum exitu è disco Solis, 4to mensis Junii & 10mo Novembris, 1769, observatus. Communicated by Capt. James Cook. 4pp.

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        REFLEXIONS SUR LA NECESSITE DE LA PHYSIOLOGIE DANS L'ETUDE ET L'EXERCICE DE LA MEDICINE+DE GANGRENE DISSERTATION+DISSERTATION SUR LA RESPIRATION+NYMPHOMANIE OU TRAITE DE LA FUREUR UTERINE+ APPENDIX DES FORMULES

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Montpellier. Piel. 1771-1797. 17X11. Imprimerie F. Seran. Reflexions sur la necessite de la physiologie dans l'etude et l'exercice de la medecine, 1797, 68Pag. Jacques Lordat. Continua: Imprimerie de Fontenay-Picot, De Gangrene Dissertation, 108Pag, 1797, Victor Bally. Continua: Chez G. Izar et A. Ricard, Dissertation sur la respiration, 70Pag, 1797, Bernard Minvielle. Continua: Chez Marc-Michel Rey, 168Pag, 1771, La Nymphomanie ou traite de la fureur uterine, M. D. T. de Bienville, contiene Appendix des formules. Rarissimo ejemplar. Ref 13 Biblioteca A.

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        LYST VAN DE HOLLANDSE, HAMBURGER EN BREMER GROENLANDS-VAARDERS, ANNO 1770. UITGEVAAREN. - LYST VAN DE HOLLANDSE EN HAMBURGER, STRAAT DAVIDS-VAARDERS, ANNO 1770. UITGEVAAREN.

      Amsterdam, Jacob Michiel Brouwer, (1771).2 volumes in 1. Sm.8vo. Modern half cloth. With identical large woodcut depicting a whaling scene on both title-pages. 24; 8 pp. * Lists of home ports in Holland and Germany, directors, captains, and names of ships active with whaling in Greenland and Strait Davis. The results of the catches and the dates of return not filled in. Jacob Michiel Brouwer and his heirs published these lists every year from 1732 to 1802. - A very fine copy.Cf. Sabin 42885; Jenkins p.121; Beijers, Honig sale 317.

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        Opuscula Medica

      London - J. & H. Hughs, 1771 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ascarce early edition of Sir George Baker's medical work. Sir George Baker (1722 1809) was an English physician and President of the Royal College of Physicians. He was appointed physician to the Queen's household and then physician to King George III, attending the king during his periods of madness. He was a good classical scholar and fluent in Latin and Greek. This work contains a number of the papers in Latin he published in Latin. Comprised of:'De catarrho epidemico'; 'De dysenteria epidemica'; 'De affectibus animi, et morbis inde oriundis' and'Oratio Harveiana'. Professionally rebound for the Birmingham Central Hospital Library with the original bookplate, of one 'Johnstone', mounted on the front pastedown. Condition: Sympathetically rebound in full morocco. Externally, generally smart with just some very minor wear to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Some light and occasional spotting; pages otherwise clean with just the occasional contemporary ink annotation in Latin or institutional stamp. Several pages have repaired closed tears. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Catalogue Des Livers De La Bibliothèque De Feu M. Sandras, Avocat En Parlement. Au Nombre De Dix Mille Volumes, La Plupart Rares & Singuliers. La vente se fera en sa Maison, rue de la Femme-sans-tête, au coin du quai de Bourbon, Isle S. Louis, dans le courant du mois de Novembre prochain

      1771. A Paris, chez Gogué, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, près le Pont S. Michel, à S. Hilaire, 1771. 8vo. (ii),viii,248pp. (tear in pp. 59/60 & 83/84). Uncut copy in old wrappers (damaged but holding well). On the verso of the titlepage a pasted-on label: "Nota. Les Numeros ci-après désignés ne seront point vendues..." Priced throughout. Despite a few imperfections a good copy of a rare catalogue. 2682 lots described. Includes manuscripts and prints. [Grolier Club #211; Blogie II, ii; Duclos p. xxij; Fürstenberg 30; Mornet p. 494; NUC 519, p. 225; Peignot p. 122].

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        Alphabetum Hebraicum Aditto Samaritano et Rabbinico Cum Oratione Dominicale, Salutatione Angelica, & Symbolo Apostolico

      1771. Romae, Typis. Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, 1771. Woodcut vignette on titlepage. 16pp. (some foxing). 19th century blue wrappers. One of the rare publications of the Propagande Fide that was established in 1626 for propaganda among the Eastern peoples. Ferdinand II presented Illyrian types for a missal, and the Mediciean and other Oriental types from the Stamperia Vaticana were added to its stock, while Stefano Paolini engraved others. It continued its existence throughout the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries: Bodoni received his early training here. In 1789 most of the types were taken to Paris, where in 1805 an edition of the Lord's Prayer in 150 languages was printed as a compliment at the time of Napoleon's coronation. Much of the type still remains at the Imprimerie Nationale. [c.f. Birrell & Garnett 14] .

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        Three printed excerpts relating to the transit of Venus , and magnetic variation in the Pacific

      The Royal Society, London 1771 - Small quarto, pp. 397-436, with a folding plate and the title page for the Philosophical Transactions Vol. LXI bound in; fine in marbled wrappers. Captain Cook's astronomy printed for the Royal Society. An attractive collection of three articles relating to Cook and the Endeavour voyage excerpted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1771. The collection gives an interesting insight into some of the chief scientific concerns of Cook's first voyage, with three separate notices relating to the voyage and particularly the Transit of Venus as observed from Tahiti. The first is the "Observations ? at King George's Island in the South Sea" co-written with Charles Green the astronomer. Green is an interesting figure, for many years assistant to the Astronomer Royal at Greenwich, in 1763 he sailed on the testing voyage of John Harrison's famous chronometer H4. Green later quarrelled violently with Nevil Maskleyne and joined the Navy in a huff, but their relationship was sufficiently mended for Green to be recommended for the Endeavour voyage. He died in 1771 from dysentery contracted in Batavia. The article features extracts from the Log and an interesting plate which shows diagrammatically the differing readings of Cook and Green. The second article is a more technical piece on the "Variation of the Compass, as observed on board the Endeavour Bark", a pressing concern for eighteenth-century navigation. Magnetic variation had for some years concerned both scientists and sailors (including Edmund Halley and William Dampier) and the provision of accurate results from the remote Pacific ocean was an important. The last of the excerpts included in this volume is a printed letter concerning the 1769 transit of Venus written at Batavia. The author, Revered Johan Mohr settled in Batavia in 1737 where he built a fine observatory at his own expense. Cook visited the observatory, and writes that the Journal that the longitude of Batavia was accurately determined by Mohr through measurement of the 1761 transit (see Beaglehole, volume 1, p.442). The great bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes noted the first two articles from the Philosophical Transactions, but omitted the third. Full details of each imprint as follows: Observations made, by appointment of the Royal Society, at King George's Island in the South Sea; by Mr. Charles Green, former assistant at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, and Lieut. James Cook, of his Majesty' s ship the Endeavour, 24pp., folding table and engraved plate. Variations of the compass, as observed on board the Endeavour bark, in a voyage round the world. Communicated by Lieut. James Cook, Commander of the said Bark. 11pp. Transitus Veneris & Mercurii in eorum exitu è disco Solis, 4to mensis Junii & 10mo Novembris, 1769, observatus. Communicated by Capt. James Cook. 4pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Faust. Nach ältester Aufzeichnung 1771-1775. Tölz, Bremer Presse 1920. 4to. 110 S. Brauner Maroquinbd. mit Rückentitel u. sehr reicher Vergoldung auf Rücken u. Deckeln, Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt.

      . . 7. Druck der Bremer Presse, eines von 270 numerierten Exemplaren auf Zanders-Bütten. Nach der Abschrift der Luise von Goechhausen (Urfaust) mit Übertragung in Goethes Schreibweise. Tadllos erhalten. - Lehnacker 7. - Rodenberg 57-58.

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        Recueil d'?dits, D?clarations, Arr?ts, et Autres Pi?ces

      Paris - L'Imprimerie Royale, 1771. Paris - L'Imprimerie Royale, 1771 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce edition of this collection Recueil d'dits, Dclarations, Arrts, et Autres Pices. Concernant la Rgie du Droit sur les Cartes. Published by the Royal printer in Paris. In French. A collection of edicts, declarations, judgements. With a table of parts contained in this collection to front and a further alphabeticaltable of materials to rear andwith decorative pieces throughout. . With a handwritten note inserted with a 'Pharmacie' ink stamp, believed to be a contemporary prescription. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to several pages. With contemporary ink pagination to head of pages. Condition: In contemporary quarter leather with paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities, some rubbing and marks to boards. Slight evidence of past worming to rear joint. Rear hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and but with the occasional slightspotting and handling marks and slight tidemarks to gutter of rear endpapers. With a closed tear to page 217 and slight marginal punctures to pages and boardsOverall: GOOD.

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        A Dissertation on Miracles, Designed to Shew, That they are Arguments of a Divine Interposition, and Absolute Proofs of the Mission and Doctrine of a Prophet

      London- T. Cadell, 1771. London- T. Cadell, 1771 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The extremely scarce first edition of this essay on the evidence that 'miracles' are a sign of deistic influence. Hugh Farmer (20 January 1714, 5 February 1787) was an English Dissenter and theologian. The miracles reliably reported in the bible happened because of divine interventions in the world. They provide decisive and absolute proof (p. 522) of authentic revelations, and in particular of the status of Christ. They are also useful in reviving and establishing the Principles of Natural Religion (p. 508). (From the private library catalogue of David Palin)From the antiquarian library of Emeritus Professor David A. Palin of the University of Manchester (bookplate to front pastedown), collected over a period of almost forty years. Condition: Rebound in half-calf with buckram boards. Externally, smart, with just a couple of marks. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge slightly strained. Pages are quite bright, and generally clean, though with some scattered patches of foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Opera, recognavit, emendavit, supplementis explevit, notis, dissertationibus, tabulis geographicis illustravit Gabriel Brotier. 4 Bde. Paris, Ex typographia Ludovici-Francisci Delatour 1771. Folio. 2228 S. Dunkelblaue Maroquinbände mit prächtiger Vergoldung um 1850, Rücken auf sechs Bünden mit Rückentitel, überreich vergoldet mit kleinen Blatt-, Blüten- und Sternenstempeln. Die Deckel eingefaßt von breiter Zierbordüre bestehend aus vielen Voluten-, Floral-, Blatt-, Stern- u. Punktstempeln. Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung, Vollgoldschnitt.

      . . Singuläres Werk des grössten Römischen Historikers in der seltenen breitrandigen Version. Gebunden in außerordentlich luxuriösen, prachtvollen Maroquinbänden. Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Marquis von Bath zu Longleat. Mit handschriftlicher Notiz über den Kauf "4 vols L.P. 42.o.o". Der Kaufpreis von 42 Pfund stellt für die damalige Zeit eine beträchtliche Summe dar. Makelloses Exemplar.

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        Gweinidog wedi marw, yn llafaru etto, or, A Minister Dead;Yet Speaking

      Carmarthen - I. Ross, 1771. Carmarthen - I. Ross, 1771 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce First Welsh-language Edition of sermonsabout George Whitefield. Disbound. Namely two sermons, preached November 11, 1770. Edited by the Reverend David Edwards (1730/1-1795), about whom little is known. Translated intoWelsh by the ReverendPeter Williams (1723-96). Peter Williams (17231796) [was a]biblical commentator [whose]greatest undertaking was the publication at his own risk of a family edition of the Welsh Bible with annotations of his own at the end of each chapter, this being the first Welsh commentary on the whole Bible ever issued. This was also the first time that a Bible was printed in Wales - ODNB. George Whitefield (17141770) was an Anglican Protestant minister who helped spread the Great Awakening in Britain and, especially, in the British North American colonies. He was one of the founders of Methodism and of the evangelical movement generally. He became perhaps the best-known preacher in Britain and America in the 18th century, and because he traveled through all of the American colonies and drew great crowds and media coverage, he was one of the most widely recognized public figures in colonial America. Condition: The binding is held by two cords only and may become detachedduring postage, despite our best packing. The pages have occasional handling marks and spots, prominent to the outer pages, and very mild browning to the page edges. With a closed tear no longer than 5cm to the lowermargin of the title page. Overall the condition is very good..

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        HISTORIA DE LA CONQUISTA DE MEXICO

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 2 Vol. 1771. 12h+488Pag+6h+479Pag respectivamente. Pasta espanola. 18x12. Valiosa historia. Escrita por el Cronista Mayor de las Indias. Ilustrada con preciosas laminas plegadas. Obra completa solo falta trozo de lamina.

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