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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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        The History and Art of Horsemanship.

      "the Horse to His Majesty. In two volumes. London, printed for T.Davies, in Russel-Street, Covent Garden;and T.Cadell, in the Strand. 1771. 2 parts in 1 Vol. 4to.Part I 319 pp-Part II 246 pp. With engr.aquatint frontisp.and 9 engr.plts (part I) and 5 engr.plts.(part II). Missing plt 2 part I and plt.3 part II".

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        The male and female Gadwalls. Anas Strepera. Die Schnatterente. Mas et Fem.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich nach P. Paillou von Johann Jakob Haid und Sohn, Augsburg, 1771-78, 33 x 47 cm.. Nissen IVB, 771. - Aus "Vögel. Nach der neuen englischen Ausgabe des Herrn Thomas Pennant, in das Lateinische und Deutsche übersetzt, und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von Christoph Gottlieb von Murr." - Eines der imposantesten und zugleich seltensten jemals in Deutschland publizierten Prachtwerke der Ornithologie. - Johann Jakob Haid (1704-1767), Schüler von Georg Philipp Rugendas und Johann Elias Ridinger, gründete in Augsburg einen großen Verlag, der von seinem Sohn Johann Elias Haid (1739-1809) weitergeführt wurde (Thieme/Becker XV, 481f). - Prächtige Darstellung in kräftigem Altkolorit.

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        Historische reisbeschryving van geheel Zuid-America; gedaan op bevel des konings van Spanje.

      Goes, Jacobus Huysman, 1771-72.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, with morocco title-labels to spines (2 hinges sl. damaged but strongly holding). With title-pages printed in red and black, engraved allegorical frontispiece, 11 engraved plates (6 folding) and 14 folding maps and plans by H. Vinkeles, J. van Schley, and J. van Jagen. (8),XXIV,428; VIII,IV,406 pp.* First Dutch edition, with new and improved plates and maps; first published in Spanish in Madrid in 1748 Relacion historica del viage a la America meridional. - The most comprehensive 18th century account of South America giving the results of the scientific expedition by a group of leading European scientists. Primary source for the history of Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia. This voyage arose out of the desire of the French government. Members of the Academy of Sciences, under the leadership of Charles-Marie de la Condamine, together with two of the most scientific officers of the Spanish navy, Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795) and Jorge Juan y Santacilla (1713-1773), 'carried on a series of operations of unexampled difficulty and encountered hardships and sufferings which demanded the strength of the strongest constitutions and the energy of minds stimulated by a love of science' (Cox II, p.275). 'Juan and Ulloa's Travels may be selected as the most entertaining and satisfactory work of its kind' (Sabin 36813). - A very fine copy.Tiele 1120; Cat. NHSM I, p.281; Muller, America, 826; Sabin 36804; Howgego p.559.

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        Den Forordnede Kirke-Psalme-Bog, med hosföyede Collecter, Epistler og Evangelier, og Jesu Christi Lidelses Historie.

      . Kbhvn. 1771. 12mo. Indbd. i et samt. tvillingebind af helpergament med blindtrykte bordurer. Gl. ejernavne og inskriptioner pa fribl..

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        (1) Von den Tigurineren u. der Statt Zürich Sachen. Acht Bücher verzeichnet von Heinrich Bullinger ... 1400 Jahr. (2) Der Ander Theil ... 6 Bücher... (3/4) Der III und IIII Theil ... Der Geschichten so sich verloffen in der Eydgnossschafft ... bis 1532. Abschrift in 4 Bänden.

      . 1771-1776. Folio. 563 S. mit 1 Zürcherwappen, (54 S. Register), datiert Mai 1771, kopiert von J.W.K. (Johann Wilhelm Kesselring); 11 S. Vorrede, 15 S. Register, 1 Bl., 770 S., 16 S. Register & Inhalt, 58 S. Register mit 9 (6 gef.) Kupfern von J. B. Bullinger u.a. aus den Zürcher Neujahrsblättern (1734-1748), durschossen; 2 Bl., 651 S., 1 Bl., 20 S. Register, 20 S. Register, datiert 16. April 1776, kopiert von Wilhelm Kesselring (Schuldiener); 955 S. (13 S.) Register, 2 Bl. (36 S.) Register. Neueres Kunstleder mit gepr. Rückenschildern. Kleine Zürcherwappen auf Rücken montiert. Neueres Ex Libris auf Innendeckeln. Saubere Abschrift der Zürcher Chronik des Heinrich Bullinger. Die ersten beiden Bänden beinhalten die Geschichte Zürichs von Christi Geburt an bis aufs Jahr 1516. Die Bände 3 & 4 sind eine eigentliche Reformationschronik und behandeln die Zeit von 1519-1532. -CHF 6500.00.

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        Lettre de Brutus, sur les Chars Anciens et Modernes [bound with] Jean Henri Maubert de Gouvest's "Lettres Chérakésiennes. Mises en Françoise de la Traduction Italienne. Par. J. J. Rufus, Sauvage Europén

      A Londres [but Paris]; Rome: Second work: De l'Imprimerie du Sacre College de la Propagande, 1771; 1769 - Delisle de Sales curious work on carriages. Maubert de Gouvest's work was first published under the title "Lettres Iroquoises" in 1752 (COACHING) 8vo. pp. 287 [p 13 misbound at back of work]; 168. The two bound together in contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco labels, the first reading "Piece Divers." Some waterstaining of lower portion at the back, generally light, some light discoloration, else very good. Not in Rittenhouse

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        Le Voyageur Francois, ou La Connoissance de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Monde. Quatrieme edition. Tome II.

      Paris, L. Cellot, 1771.. Nur Bd. 2 (von 26). 498, 2 SS. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Marmorvorsätze. 8vo.. Nur 2. Band (apart). Behandelt im Anschluß an den ersten Band die Türkei, sodann den Kaukasus, Armenien, Persien, die gesamte arabische Halbinsel, und zuletzt Palästina. - Sauberes Exemplar im französischen Schloßbibliothekseinband. Am vorderen Innendeckel gest. Wappenexlibris des Chateau de Louppy. - Brunet III, 836. Graesse IV, 106. OCLC 630393174.

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        Fencing Familiarized: or, a New Treatise on the Art of Sword Play

      London: John Bell, [1771-1772]. London: John Bell, [1771-1772]. First edition. 8vo. Text and title-pages in English and French. Fold-out frontispiece and 8 plates of which 7 are fold-out plates, engraved by Ovenden. xlix, 196, [1, ad] pp. Later acid-stained calf, rebacked, red morocco spine label, new endsheets. Very good (scuff to lower board). ESTC 135606; Thimm, pp. 210-11; Pardoel 1945; Vigeant 97 . A classic manual, with bilingual texts and titles. The French title reads: L'Art des Armes SimplifiE, ou Nouveau TraitE sur la Maniere de se servir de l'EpEe-; Thimm remarks that the work is "very sound and thoroughly justifies its French title, as it contains a simplified system, shorn of all unnecessary and obsolete details." Olivier was Professor of Fencing in St. Dunstan's Court

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        The genuine letters of Junius. To which are prefixed Anecdotes of the author. Piccadilly

      printed in the year, London 1771 - 8vo, pp. [8], xx, 366; 20th century marbled boards backed in vellum, new red morocco label on spine; good and sound, with the approbationary [?] signature on the title-p. of N. Norton. The Anecdotes of the author assume that Junius was Edmund Burke. This is the so-called "Picadilly Edition," a reissue of the original 1771 edition, with additional letters (pp. 257-366); page 366 has the catchword: "LET-". In this issue there is no colon after "London" in the imprint. The Anecdotes of the author assume that he was Edmund Burke with cancel half-title, title page and first leaf of 'Contents' (signed A3). In this issue there is a colon after "London" in the imprint. "The secret of the authorship of these letters which puzzled the men of the last century still remains unsolved, and it may be added that with our present information it is practically insoluble" (Halkett & Laing III. 327), although current scholarship seems to suggest that they are the work of Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818). "The first of the letters of Junius appeared in Woodfall's Public Advertiser in London, Jan. 21, 1769. Further letters appeared irregularly until 21 Jan. 1772. The series attracted enough attention to make it profitable for various booksellers to bring out editions of the letters before the series was concluded. At least 16 of these unauthorized partial editions were published before the end of 1771. In addition, individual letters were published in other political collections" (NCBEL, II, 1178). One record in OCLC suggests there is a portrait frontispiece, not present here.Cordasco, Junius Bibliography 37 (making no mention of a frontispiece); Lowndes, p. 1241. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Aussicht aus Schiffbeck über die Bille und deren Gegenden bis auf Hamburg". Blick über eine Landstraße und Felder auf den Fluss Bille, rechts im Hintergrund die Stadtsilhouette.

      . Altkol. Kupferstich von Carl Leberecht Crusius nach J.G.B., Leipzig, dat. 1771, 37 x 45 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. VIII, S. 177/178. - Der Kupferstecher Carl Leberecht Crusius (1740-1779) ist der jüngere Bruder von Gottlieb Leberecht Crusius mit dem er vielfach zusammenarbeitete. "Der talentvolle Künstler ist seinem älteren Bruder an Feinheit der Technik wie in bezug auf Grazie der Zeichnung womöglich noch überlegen. In seinen späteren Arbeiten läßt er schon deutlich die Zartheit klassizistischer Auffassung anklingen" (Thieme-Becker). - Im Passepartoutausschnitt einheitlich leicht gebräunt. In Goldleiste gerahmt.

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        Aussicht aus Schiffbeck über die Bille und deren Gegenden bis auf Hamburg. Kolorierter Kupferstich von C.L.Crusius.

      1771.. 31,2 x 44,3 (Plattengröße 38,0 x 47,0 cm). Zwei leichte senkrechte Faltspuren. Serientitel und Bildunterschrift in Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch. "Auserlesene Nord Albingische Lustgegenden, Blatt Fünf". Rechts im Hintergrund die Stadt, links die Bille, im Vordergrund Reiter- und Kutschenstaffage. Die nebenstehende Abbildung zeigt nur einen Ausschnitt. [ SW - Schiffbek].

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        Decii Junii Juvenalis et a. Persii Flacci Satirae

      nbsp;Paris -J. Barbou, 1771. nbsp;Paris -J. Barbou, 1771 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Satires are a collection of satirical poems by the Latin author Juvenal written in the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD, this text features an analysis and commentary on Juvenal's works. With an appendix of the gods, heroes and poets, the intelligence necessary for the Poets. Decimus Lunius Luvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD, author of the Satires. The details of the author's life are unclear, although references within his text to known persons of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD fix his terminus post quem (earliest date of composition). Condition: In a full rowan binding. Externally, wear to extremities. The joints are cracking and the front hinge is starting. Internally,generally firmly bound though the front free endpaper is loose. Otherwisebright and clean though there are some pencil annotations to the rear pastedown and to a number of pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        "The pupil of nature; a true history, found amongst the papers of Father Quesnel. Translated from the original French of Mons. de Voltaire."

      London: T. Carnan, 1771 London: T. Carnan. 1771. "First edition in English of his famous philosophical tale, L'Ingénu, first published in 1767; 12mo, pp. [4], 210; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, neatly rebacked, black morocco label on spine; two short tears entering the top margin of the title, 1 internal page stained, else generally very good and sound. An edition was published in Philadelphia in 1778. L'Ingénu is a young man born in Canada of French parents, but brought up for twenty years among the Hurons. ""He then comes to France, and is recognized as the lost nephew of an old French prior and his sister … [L'Ingénu's] simplicity, frankness, and good sense produce some comical situations … The story … is both a protest against abuses of power … and an exposure of some of the absurdities of our conventions"" (Ox. Comp. to French Literature)."

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        L'art de former les jardins modernes ou l'art des jardins anglais

      Jombert, Paris 1771 - In-8. [200 x 122 mm] Collation : LXIV, 404, (2) pp., 1 planche. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). First french edition. Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilted with nerves, red edges. Light foxing, corners rubbed, else a fine copy. Première édition française. C'est le premier ouvrage sur la composition des jardins anglais. Le traducteur, Latapie, a ajouté un "Discours préliminaire sur l'origine de l'art, des notes sur le texte & une description détaillée des jardins de Stowe", avec une planche dépliante gravée. Légères rousseurs, coins frottés, bon exemplaire par ailleurs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire de l'admirable Don Quichotte de la Manche, Traduite de l'Espagnol de Michel de Cervantes.

      - Paris, par la Compagnie des Librairies, 1771, 12x19cm. Ouvrage en 6 volumes. Reliure en demi basane claire à petits coins. Dos lisses, pièces de titre chair, pièces de tomaison vertes. Non ébarbé. Exemplaire illustré de 24 gravures hors-texte en taille-douce, l'auteur des gravures (une figure est signée Faure) a probablement eu entre les mains la fameuse édition de 1768 illustrée par Folkema et Fokke, certaines des gravures de cette édition présentent de nombreuses similitudes avec les gravures de 1768. Cette édition n'est signalée ni par Cohen, ni par Brunet ou Quérard et les autres exemplaires en vente ou numérisés ne comportent pas la série des 24 gravures. Quelques frottements sur la reliure, sinon bon exemplaire et fort rare avec la suite des gravures. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gründliche Anweisung zur Lust-Feuerwerkerey, besonders in denjenigen Stücken, die das Auge der Zuschauer am meisten erlustigen und in Verwunderung setzen. Zweyte und verbesserte Auflage. Mit einem Anhange vermehrt, in welchem von wohlriechenden Tafel-Feuerwerk, wie auch von besonders artigen Kunststücken gehandelt wird,... alles ausgefertiget von Höckely. Text und Tafeln in 2 Bänden. Straßburg, A. König 1771. 8°. 3 Bll., 180 S., mit 10 (gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, Lwd. d. 20. Jhdts mit goldgepr. RTitel.

      . . Kat. d. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 3306 - Philip B 130.2 - nicht in Lotz.- Der Verfasser war Königl. Württembergischer Artillerie-Hauptmann. Er beschreibt anschaulich und sehr genau die chemischen Ausgangsstoffe, die Herstellung des Pulvers verschiedener Raketen und Feuerwerkskörper; der Anhang ist besonders den kleinen Feuerwerken gewidmet. "The 1771 edition contains a supplement by Michael Höckely which gives the first printed description of the pinwheel, that is a spirally wound tube filled with composition that drives it round" (Philip).- Titel in Faksimile, tlw. etwas braunfleckig.

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        "The pupil of nature; a true history, found amongst the papers of Father Quesnel. Translated from the original French of Mons. de Voltaire."

      London: T. Carnan, 1771. London: T. Carnan. 1771. "First edition in English of his famous philosophical tale, L'Ingénu, first published in 1767; 12mo, pp. [4], 210; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, neatly rebacked, black morocco label on spine; two short tears entering the top margin of the title, 1 internal page stained, else generally very good and sound. An edition was published in Philadelphia in 1778. L'Ingénu is a young man born in Canada of French parents, but brought up for twenty years among the Hurons. ""He then comes to France, and is recognized as the lost nephew of an old French prior and his sister … [L'Ingénu's] simplicity, frankness, and good sense produce some comical situations … The story … is both a protest against abuses of power … and an exposure of some of the absurdities of our conventions"" (Ox. Comp. to French Literature)."

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        Zemire et Azor. Comedie-ballet en vers et en quatre actes. Representee devant sa Majeste a Fontainebleau le 9 novemb. 1771. Oeuvre VIIe. Paris, Houbaut (1772). Fol. Titel, Widmung u. 216 S. mit gest. Noten, Hldr. d. Zt.

      . . RISM G 4497 - Eitner IV, 368 und 373 - Hirsch II, 268 - Clement 1174 - Towers 683 - MGG V, 823: "Zemire et Azor, die einen an der Comedie-Italienne bis dahin ungewöhnlichen szenischen Aufwand verlangte, ist anspruchsvoller als die anderen; es ist eine Ballett-Komödie, die ein außergewöhnlicher Erfolg wurde und Gretry eine kgl. Rente einbrachte." - Die gestochene Widmung an die Comtesse du Barry fehlt in den meisten Exemplaren.- Ohne fliegende Vorsätze, stellenw. ein wenig fleckig, leicht gebräunt, Ebd. etw. berieben und bestoßen.- Aus der Musiksammlung des Duc d'Arenberg (Widmung auf dem vorderen Vorsatz "a madame la duchesse Douairiere d'Arenberg").# Very scarce first edition, full score, of one of Gretry's major works.- Libretto by J.F. Marmontel. An adaptation of the fairy tale La Belle et La Bette.- From the music collection of the Duc d'Arenberg.-

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        The pupil of nature; a true history, found amongst the papers of Father Quesnel. Translated from the original French of Mons. de Voltaire.

      T. Carnan, London 1771 - "First edition in English of his famous philosophical tale, L'Ingénu, first published in 1767; 12mo, pp. [4], 210; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, neatly rebacked, black morocco label on spine; two short tears entering the top margin of the title, 1 internal page stained, else generally very good and sound. An edition was published in Philadelphia in 1778. L'Ingénu is a young man born in Canada of French parents, but brought up for twenty years among the Hurons. "He then comes to France, and is recognized as the lost nephew of an old French prior and his sister [L'Ingénu's] simplicity, frankness, and good sense produce some comical situations The story is both a protest against abuses of power and an exposure of some of the absurdities of our conventions" (Ox. Comp. to French Literature)." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Guajave" - Kolibri, Spinnen und Ameisen auf einem Guaveast. Tafel Nr. XVIII aus: Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium.

      Paris, Desnos, 1771.. Vierte (4.) Ausgabe. Handkolorierter original Kupferstich auf starkem Büttenpapier. Gr.-Folio (53 x 35 cm), lose in Graphikhülle.. Nissen BBI 1341; Pfeiffer: Die Werke der Maria Sibylle Merian. Nr. B, 7; Schmidt-Loske: Die Tierwelt der Maria Sibylle Merian. S. 81ff, Abb. 49-52; Wettengl S. 176 u. 230. - Aus der vierten und letzten Ausgabe. Die Tafeln dieser Ausgabe sind leicht von denen früherer Ausgaben zu unterscheiden, da sie oben rechts eine römische Ziffer als Tafelnummerierung und unten links eine Bezeichnung/Titel tragen. Diese wurden erst später in die Kupferplatte eingraviert und finden sich nur auf den Tafeln der vierten Ausgabe. Die vorliegende XVIII. Tafeln nimmt aus zwei Gründen eine herausragende Stellung innerhalb des Werkes ein. Zum einen unterscheidet sie sich durch ihr außergewöhnliches Sujet von allen anderen Tafeln. Während diese durch harmonische Kombination von Pflanzen, Schmetterlingen und deren Larven, ein eher friedliches Bild vermitteln, zeigt die "Guajave" Tafel in deutlicher, fast dramatischer Art und Weise den Überlebenskampf in der Natur - das Fressen und Gefressen werden. Zum anderen ist diese Tafel großer Bedeutung für die systematische Arachnologie (Spinnentierkunde) bzw. deren Geschichte. Der berühmte schwedische Naturforscher Carl von Linne (1707-1778), Begründer der modernen wissenschaftlichen Systematik der Tierreichs, nahm u. a. diese Tafel zum Anlass die große haarige Spinnen, von denen eine einen Vogel (Kolibri) erbeutet hat, Vogelspinne (Aranea avicularia) zu nennen und diesen Namen auch in seinem "Systema naturae" zu publizieren. Dies führte in der Folge dazu, dass heute innerhalb der Ordnung der Webspinnen (Araneae), eine etwa 800 Arten umfassende Familie als Vogelspinnen (Theraphosidae) bezeichnet wird. - Zustand: Das Blatt insgesamt nur leicht, die unbeschnittenen Blattränder etwas stärker gebräunt, letztere auch mit kleineren Randläsuren. Insgesamt gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Blatt in schönem Handkolorit.

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        NABLJODENIYA YAVLENIYA VENERI V SOLNTSE V ROSSIISKOI IMPERII V 1769 GODU UCHINENNIYA S ISTORICHESKIM PREDUVEDOMLENIEM, SOCHINENNIM STEPANOM RUMOVSKIM, AKADEMII NAUK ULENOM

      St. Petersburg, pri Imp. Akad. Nauk., 1771. - 4 to. (8), 166 pp. Contemporary full calf, richly spine gilt. Engraved vignettes to title and page one. Folding illustration page 165.Rare, edition size: 1200 copies. Very well preserved in a contemporary beautiful binding. From the reading library of Aleksandr Smirdin, with his bookplate. Rumovsky (1734-1812) was the first Russian astronomer of renown. He studied in Berlin under Leonard Euler, taught mathematics and astronomy at the University of St. Petersburg and held numerous important positions in the St. Petersburg Academy. He published scientific papers and books in astronomy, geography, mathematics and physics. In the 18th century, the precise measurements of the distance between the Earth and the Sun were recognized as one of the most urgent tasks of astronomy. It was previously suggested that the best method to measure this distance was to observe the point at which Venus was between the Sun and the Earth (transit of Venus). Two such points occurred in 1761 and 1769, and the observations, performed everywhere over Europe, lead indeed to a very precise data related to the distance to the Sun.In 1761, the effort was coordinated all over Europe, including Russia, and consisted in a number of expeditions to observe the phenomenon. Rumovsky headed the expedition to Selenginsk in Siberia. The 1761 results were used for more refined observations in 1769. In that year, Rumovsky was coordinating the observations in the Russian Empire and personally conducted observations in Kola, and collaborated with Euler to produce the most complete picture based on the observations in all possible locations.This important and rare book is Rumovsky's main work concerning the Venus transition.Bibliographical references: Svodnyi 6202, Sopikov 6429, Smirdin 4105 (this copy). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hacienda de Castilla y León] Reales decretos de su magestad, para la extinción de las Rentas Provinciales, y otros ramos de las veinte y dos provincias de los reynos de Castilla, y de Leon, y subrogación de su importe en una sola contribución. y Breve de la Santidad de Benedicto XIV expedido a instancia del rey catholico don Fernando VI en 6 de septiembre de 1757. Para incluir al estado eclesiastico secular, y regular de los reynos de Castilla, y León, y sus provincias en la unica contribución que de orden de S.M. se ha de establecer en ellos.

      Cádiz, en la Oficina de Manuel Espinosa de los Monteros, Impresor Real de Marina, 1771 - 30x21 cm. 120 páginas. Portada con escudo real xilográfico y orla tipográfica. Letra capital grabada en madera. Encuadernación moderna en media piel lisa con hierros dorados en el lomo. Enumera todos los oficios y mercaderías que pagan contribución, y todo tipo de bienes y transacciones. Dado en Palacio a 4 de julio de 1770. En la página 75, empieza el Breve de Benedicto XIV, con el texto a dos columnas en latín y castellano. Perfecto ejemplar.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        Guajave" - Kolibri, Spinnen und Ameisen auf einem Guaveast. Tafel Nr. XVIII aus: Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium.,

      Paris, Desnos, 1771 - Handkolorierter original Kupferstich auf starkem Büttenpapier. Nissen BBI 1341; Pfeiffer: Die Werke der Maria Sibylle Merian. Nr. B, 7; Schmidt-Loske: Die Tierwelt der Maria Sibylle Merian. S. 81ff, Abb. 49-52; Wettengl S. 176 u. 230. - Aus der vierten und letzten Ausgabe. Die Tafeln dieser Ausgabe sind leicht von denen früherer Ausgaben zu unterscheiden, da sie oben rechts eine römische Ziffer als Tafelnummerierung und unten links eine Bezeichnung/Titel tragen. Diese wurden erst später in die Kupferplatte eingraviert und finden sich nur auf den Tafeln der vierten Ausgabe. Die vorliegende XVIII. Tafeln nimmt aus zwei Gründen eine herausragende Stellung innerhalb des Werkes ein. Zum einen unterscheidet sie sich durch ihr außergewöhnliches Sujet von allen anderen Tafeln. Während diese durch harmonische Kombination von Pflanzen, Schmetterlingen und deren Larven, ein eher friedliches Bild vermitteln, zeigt die "Guajave" Tafel in deutlicher, fast dramatischer Art und Weise den Überlebenskampf in der Natur - das Fressen und Gefressen werden. Zum anderen ist diese Tafel großer Bedeutung für die systematische Arachnologie (Spinnentierkunde) bzw. deren Geschichte. Der berühmte schwedische Naturforscher Carl von Linne (1707-1778), Begründer der modernen wissenschaftlichen Systematik der Tierreichs, nahm u. a. diese Tafel zum Anlass die große haarige Spinnen, von denen eine einen Vogel (Kolibri) erbeutet hat, Vogelspinne (Aranea avicularia) zu nennen und diesen Namen auch in seinem "Systema naturae" zu publizieren. Dies führte in der Folge dazu, dass heute innerhalb der Ordnung der Webspinnen (Araneae), eine etwa 800 Arten umfassende Familie als Vogelspinnen (Theraphosidae) bezeichnet wird. - Zustand: Das Blatt insgesamt nur leicht, die unbeschnittenen Blattränder etwas stärker gebräunt, letztere auch mit kleineren Randläsuren. Insgesamt gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Blatt in schönem Handkolorit. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Gr.-Folio (53 x 35 cm), lose in Graphikhülle.

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        Beschreibung welche die Attaque der Russischen mit der Türkischen Flotte vom 24. Jun: 1770 bey Cismin vorstellet. Vue de la Bataille Navale des Flottes Russes et Turques pres de Cismin ce 24. Juin: 1770

      Augsburg 1771. Kolorierter Kupferstich, Druckplatte: 50 x 29 cm. Altkolorierter Einblattdruck zeigt die Schlacht von Cesma in der Türkei. Gedruckt bei Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg. Gut erhalten, leichte Mittelfalte, kaum fleckig im Rand und im Text. Rare separately published map showing the battle of Cesma in Turkey in 1770 between Russian and Ottoman fleets during the Russo-Turkish War (1768-1774). Printed by Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg one year after the battle. Hardly noticeable stained in the text on the left-hand side and in white margins, soft fold, otherwise in a good condition. With vivid original coloring.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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