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        Memoirs of Great Briatin and Ireland : from the Dissolution of the Last Parliament of Charles II. Until the Sea-Battle of La Hogue / by Sir John Darymple, Bart.... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London ; Edinburgh : W. Strahan [1771-1778], 1771. 2nd Edition. Physical desc. : viii, 8, 509 p ; 28 cm. Subject: Great Britain - Foreign relations - 1660-1714 - Revolution of 1688. Oceania - Description and travel. Scotland - History - The Union, 1707. Notes: Title varies: Volume 2, part 1, entitled: Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland...consisting Chiefly of letters from the French ambassadors in England to their court... Very good copies both in the original, full aniline calf. Period sympathetically re-backed with the original volume indication labels retained; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. The Fourth [sic] Edition. Eller 6

      Dublin: Printed for John Exshaw [and others; imprint varies], 1771. Contemporary calf, rubbed, a few repairs, new labels; a sound set A very early Dublin-printed, pirated edition (the second) of Blackstone's classic work, appearing during the same year as the first American edition, and the first in Ireland in which all four volumes were published during the same year

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        The Expedition of Humphry Clinker. by the Author of Roderic Random ...[Complete in Three Volumes]

      London; Printed For W. Johnston And B. Collins, 1771. 2nd Edition. CBEL II 964. Form/Genre: Picaresque literature. Epistolary fiction. Originally published as: The expedition of Humphry Clinker. 1771. Fine copies all in the original tan aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a set of handsome, contrasting wine and red morocco title and volume labels. A superb set; highly uncommon in such polished condition.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England, Philadelphia, 1771, Volume 1 only

      1771 - Blackstone, William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. Re-Printed From the British Copy, Page for Page with the Last Edition. America [Philadelphia]: Robert Bell, 1772. Volume I [ONLY]. [iv], ii, [ii], [iv], 485 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, corners bumped, a few shallow scuffs to boards, hinges cracked, front pastedown loose, "James Congdon's/ Charlestown May 1776" to recto, brief contemporary annotation to following endleaf. Toning, faint dampspotting in a few places, internally clean. A nice copy. * First American edition, reprinted verbatim from the fourth Oxford edition (1770). This was a significant publication for early American lawyers and statesman, such as John Adams, one of the subscribers to this edition, and a landmark in the history of American publishing. Volume I contains four pages of advertisements, including Bell's prospectus for this edition (addressed "To the American World"). Eller notes that the "preface is dated 2 Nov. 1765. Like the preface in the fourth Oxford edition, it contains only the first three paragraphs of Blackstone's original preface to the first Oxford edition." Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 80. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Philosophia Britannica : Or, a New and Comprehensive System of the Newtonian Philosophy, Astronomy, and Geography (3 Volume Set)

      W. Strahan, 1771-01-01. 3rd. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set. Modern 1/4 leather binding, with marbled boards. Fine bindings. Spines gilt ruled in 6 compartments. Pleasing to to sight and touch. Clean, unmarked pages. 81 plates. Numerous fold outs. A superior set. Please see our pictures. Wallis-Newton & Newtoniana 115.3; Babson 90; Houzeau & Lancaster 9255.

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        Idee Generale D'une Collection Complette D'estampes, Avec Une Dissertation Sur L'origin De La Gravure & Sur Les Premiers Livres D'images

      Chez Jean Paul Kraus, 1771. Hardcover. Good. Bound in contemporary half leather. Octavo size. Good binding and cover. Front board detached. Minor wear to extremities. Chipping and loss to head and tail on spine. 520 p. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Please feel free to view our pictures.

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        Mutton Fish [Pl. 25, Vol. II]

      London: printed for Benjamin White, 1771 [Third edition]. Hand-coloured copper engraving, on fine laid paper. Very good condition. 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. 13 3/4 x 20 1/8 inches. 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). The mutton snapper is commonly found in the Western Atlantic, between Massachusetts and as far south as Brazil. They are, however, most populous in the Bahamas, Antilles, and southern Florida, and they primarily inhabit coral reefs, continental shelves, and rock bottoms. 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

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      1771. Very Good. SALMON, Thomas A NEW GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL GRAMMAR: Wherein the geographical part is truly modern; and the present state of the several kingdoms of the world is so interspersed, as to render the study of geography both entertaining and instructive... Illustrated with a new set of maps of the countries described. The Fourteenth Edition, with very large additions and improvements, brought down to the present times. Edinburgh: Willison and Darling..., 1771. Twenty-four plates, including twenty-two fold-out maps, as called for, and a frontispiece portrait of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Octavo: xii,[2],7-603,[13] pp. In a much worn and heavily scuffed contemporary leather binding with 1/2" loss at crown, a short tear at heel, one joint starting, and a skinned patch on the lower board. Near contemporary ink ownerships on back of frontispiece. The text leaves and maps are age-toned with some intermittent light to moderate foxing. Most maps are crisply folded and have sharp edges. The notable exception is the map of the world which has some loss along one fold (a rectangular patch in the Pacific Ocean), a horizontal tear at the top edge (without loss but the piece is heavily creased), and it is starting at folds. Nonetheless, despite the wear noted above, it is a very good and complete copy of this popular eighteenth-century work which is seldom found intact.

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        Geodaesia: or the Art of Surveying and Measuring Land Made Easy

      J Rivington, London, 1771. Ninth Edition Corrected and Improved. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Includes: showing by plain and practical rules, to survey, protract, cast up, reduce or divide any piece of land whatsoever; with new tables fro the ease of the surveyor in reducing the measure of land. Moreover a facile and sure way of surveying by the chain than has hitherto been taught as also to lay out new lands in America or elsewhere: and how to make a perfect Map of a River's Mouth or Harbour; with several other things never before published in our language. This ninth edition, corrected and improved by Samuel Clark.& Full calf binding with red title label bearing gilt title on spine. Boards bumped at edges, scratched and worn. Outer hinges starting to crack but boards still very firmly attached. Very slightly lacking at top of spine otherwise a fine tight copy. Internally, occasional moisture traces to margins not affecting text else overall a good clean sound copy given its age. Size: Octavo (standard book size). xviii, 196, xvii, 4, xxiv, xiii, 8. .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Britain/UK; 18th century; Mathematics. Inventory No: 14586..

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        The Abridgement Of The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing The best and newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Gardens, and Nursery; As also for Performing the Practical Parts of Husbandry: Together with The Management of Vineyards, And the Methods of Making Wine in England

      London: John and Francis Rivington et al, 1771. Sixth edition, corrected and enlarged. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf rebacked in period style. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 27 x 21.5 cm. A2,*2,A-Zzz4,4A-5Z. Engraved frontispiece, twelve copper engraved fold-out plates. Index Latinus. Index of the English Names of the Plants mentioned in this Work, two leaves of Adverts. HENREY, VOL.II, p.217. "The sixth edition recently has been declared as the official starting point for the nomenclature of cultivars of cultivated plants, taking a place of importance as a nomenclature second only to the Linnaeus' `Species plantarum (1753)......As regards the common opinion of Miller's GARDENERS' DICTIONARY, I have asked several of the greatest and best horticulturists both in England and America, what author and what book they had found and believed to be the best in horticulture.....They have answered with one mouth, Miller's GARDENERS' DICTIONARY." Overall clean and bright, some light, scattered toning, raised bands, red leather spine label printed in gilt, early owner inscription free endpaper.

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        Histoire générale des insectes de Surinam et de toute l'Europe... Troisième édition revue, corrigée et considérablement augmentée par M. Buch'oz... à laquelle on a joint une troisième partie qui traite des plus belles fleurs

      Paris: Chez L.C. Desnos, 1771. 1 volume ('...Tome Troisième, Des Plantes bulbeuse, Liliacées, Caryophyllées'). Folio. (19 9/16 x 13 inches). 69 hand-coloured engraved plates of flowers after Rabel. Bound to style in 18th-century diced russia gilt, covers with triple fillet border with floral spray cornerpiece, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt made up from various small tools. A fine hand-coloured copy of the complete series of Rabel's plates to his 'Theatrum florae' : a fourth edition of one of the finest of the early 17th-century botanical works. The rarest of Desnos's extraordinary publications, the present work is an unacknowledged fourth edition of Daniel Rabel's Theatrum florae. It includes all 69 of the plates that are present in the first three editions (published without text in Paris in 1622, 1627 and 1633 respectively). The plate captions found in the earlier editions have been burnished out, but reappear almost word for word in the text. The additional text is, in part if not all, by Bu'choz. The plants depicted include all the most decorative flowers available to 17th-century gardeners and is truly '...une tres-jolie collection... qui ont ete dessinees & gravees d'apres nature' (see preface to vol.I). The fact that Rabel's name is omitted is not surprising since it is not included in any of the earlier editions, and it is only in the last 60 years that the work has been re-attributed to him. Rabel enjoyed a considerable reputation during his lifetime. Rightfully, he has now been rescued from obscurity, indeed, Blunt considered Rabel to be one of the two greatest French botanical artists of the 17th century, noting that his work, along with that of his successor Nicolas Robert, was 'consummate in its perfection' (The Art of Botanical Illustration p.114). There is no mention of this later edition, but for references to the 17th-century editions, see: Blunt (1994) p.115; BM(NH) V,p.2088; Cleveland Collections 176 and 187; Hunt Printmaking in the Service of Botany 14; Nissen BBI 1575; L. Tongiorgi Tomasi An Oak Spring Flora 15; Pritzel 10855.

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        Blue-Wing Shoveler [Pl. 96, Vol. I]

      London: printed for Benjamin White, 1771 [Third edition]. Hand-coloured copper engraving, on fine laid paper. Very good condition. Uneven left edge. Maringal rippling in right margin. 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. 20 x 14 inches. 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). Also known as the spoonbill, the northern shoveler is commonly found in the Virginia and the Carolinas during the winter season. The shape of their distinct spatula-like bill enables them to feed on small aquatic animals and plants both on top of and below the water's surface. In his accompanying text, Catesby observes that "[i]ts bill is three inches long, coal black (though this is of a reddish brown, spotted with black) much broader toward the tip than at the base, excavated like a buckler, of a round circumference. At the end it hath a small crooked hook or nail; each mandible is pectinated or toothed like a comb, with rays or thin plates inserted mutually one into another, when the bill is shut..." (Feduccia, Catesby's Birds of Colonial America (1985), p. 55-6) 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 the Carolinas, 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 "The 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.

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      London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, in the Strand, 1771.. [2],ii,130,[3]pp. Quarto. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Expert paper repair at bottom of titlepage, slight scattered foxing. Very good, with the suppressed dedication leaf. The first published account of Cook's first voyage, and thus the first appearance of any narrative of this epochal voyage. It was issued two years before the official account by Hawkesworth. As it was printed anonymously shortly after the return of the Endeavor and without authorization, the question of authorship has plagued bibliographers for some time. Sabin is adamant in declaring that the author was not Sir Joseph Banks, nor Capt. Cook, nor Hawkesworth. Beaglehole and other Cook authorities seem to agree that the author was American sailor James Magra. Others insist on attributing the work to Richard Orton and William Parry, or to Solander and Banks. "It is the first work chronologically in a bibliography of Cook..." - Hill. "The importance of this work cannot be overstated as it is not only the first published account of the voyage but it is also an interesting narrative of the expedition...[The first issue] is of the greatest rarity, and copies of the book containing the dedication are far more valuable than those without it" - Davidson. "Magra is the best voyage book" - Derek McDonnell. The dedication leaf to the Lords of the Admiralty which appears in this copy seems to indicate that the publication was officially sanctioned, which it was not. The second issue lacks the dedication leaf. An exceedingly important travel account, and extremely rare in its unsuppressed state. HILL 1066. SABIN 16242. HOLMES 3. BEDDIE 693. Davidson, A BOOK COLLECTOR'S NOTES (Melbourne, 1970), pp.53-54. STREETER SALE 2405. CBEL II:1479. BEAGLEHOLE I, pp.cclvi-cclxiv. HOCKEN, p.9. KROEPELIEN 215. O'REILLY & REITMAN 362.

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        A Journal of a Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Ship Endeavour

      London,: Becket & De Hondt, 1771.. Quarto, with the 2 pp. dedication to Banks and Solander; an excellent copy in old half brown morocco, marbled sides and endpapers. First edition of the earliest published account of Cook's first voyage to the Pacific: the rare first issue, with the leaf of dedication to 'The Right Honourable Lords of the Admiralty, and to Mr. Banks and Dr. Solander' inserted by the publisher to add authenticity, although it didn't succeed in winning either gentleman's favour.This was the first of a series of so-called "surreptitious accounts" of Cook's various voyages to appear in print: the Admiralty found it practically impossible to enforce their ruling that no unofficial publications should pre-empt the official and lengthier accounts of the voyages, naturally much slower in the press. In this case, however, legal action was taken against the publisher for using an unauthorised dedication, forcing removal of the leaf during publication. 'It is accordingly of the greatest rarity, and copies of the book containing the dedication are far more valuable than those without it...' (Davidson).Published anonymously some two months after their return, and nearly two years before Hawkesworth's official account, the American sailor James Magra (now more commonly "Matra") is the most likely author (Beaglehole, Journals, I, pp. cclvi-cclxiv). If Magra was indeed the author, his illicit sale of his journal to the publishers might well have confirmed Cook's opinion of him: 'one of those gentlemen, frequently found on board Kings Ships, that can very well be spared, or to speake more planer good for nothing...'. He was a New Yorker and a loyalist.Whatever his skipper and the authorities may have thought of him, it was Magra who got the first description of the voyage into print - and incidentally the earliest printed account of the east coast of Australia, published even before acceptance of the name Botany Bay, here called Sting-ray Bay as Cook originally christened it.The publication of the book has a further claim on our attention for, as Alan Frost has argued, Magra used his experiences on the east coast of Australia to draft his 1783 proposal for a penal colony at Botany Bay (never shy in self-promotion, Magra even announced his hope of being made Governor). His plan, like Sir Joseph Banks' before and George Young's after him, was shelved, but does appear to have been in the back of the minds of the planners of the First Fleet. Magra was even called as an expert witness to the committee in charge of solving the question of transportation (Alan Frost, James Mario Matra, pp. 113-122).This copy has an interesting provenance. An early owner has left pencil and ink notes throughout, while the title-page has the stamp of the "Northern Protector of Aboriginals"; it is likely therefore that this copy belonged to the influential ethnographer and notable collector who held that office, Walter E. Roth. His administration of the post from 1898 to 1906 was marked for its sympathetic advocacy of Aboriginal rights. In this context the pencil notes which remark on various aspects of native behaviours, including New Zealand cannibalism, are especially interesting.Beddie, 693; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp. 53-4; Hill, 1066 (second issue); Hocken, p. 9; Holmes, 3; New Zealand National Bibliography, 3324; O'Reilly-Reitman, 362.

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        Manuscript logbook of two voyages

      At sea,: 1771 and, 1773.. Folio, 320 x 205 mm., laid paper with "Neptune" watermark surrounded by the legend "Pro Patria pro Pege", 46 pp. in total, neatly ruled and written throughout, log of "Marquis Rockingham" on first 28 pp., followed by 16 pp. 1773 log of "Bridge" William Rogerson master; excellent condition in the original marbled paper wrappers, a little worn along spine and fore-edge. Original manuscript logbook of two voyages between England and the West Indies in the 1770s. This is a fine example of an eighteenth-century log, rather fuller than many of the period. George Law, the West Indies merchant who kept the two records, was the owner of both ships, and he goes well beyond the normal bald record of wind and sea with some narrative passages, including an interesting report of his visit to Montserrat in 1773.1. Journal of a Passage from Jamaica in the ship Marquis Rockingham John Barrow Master, for Liverpool. 18 June to 3 September 1771. 28 pp. of closely written log.2. Journal of a Passage from Liverpool in the ship Bridge William Rogerson Master for Kingston Jamaica. 24 April to 13 June 1773. 16 pp. log with 3 pp. loosely inserted.The Marquis of Rockingham, a three-masted ship apparently involved in the sugar trade between the West Indies and Liverpool, was one of several ships of the period named for Rockingham. A leading figure in British politics at mid-century, he held a number of senior positions in the Government, and served two terms as Prime Minister. The 1780 issue of Lloyd's Register lists three ships of the same name, two of them involved in the West Indies trade.Both ships, the Marquis of Rockingham and the Bridge, were owned by the Jamaican resident George Law, a merchant, in the second half of the 18th century. Law's name appears at the foot of the first (title-) page. The inserted leaves in the second log contain a very interesting first-hand description of Plymouth Town in Montserrat (one of the Leeward Isles of the West Indies) made by Law during a visit to the port in June of 1773. He was entranced by "the most wholesome of the Caribee Islands" and thought that despite the lack of seven hills Plymouth should really be called "New Rome". The town was ultimately abandoned after its destruction by volcanic activities in the 1990s. Law happened to be there on Muster day which "brought together a large concourse of People from the parts adjacent who are of all other Men that I have seen in any part of the World the tallest and bear the best proportions. The Women also are remarkably handsome. They are at the same time rather impolite and very willing to show their Importance ". This is followed by some details off trade matters.The log is well and legibly written and in excellent original condition in a simple marbled paper binding.

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        Manifiesto, que el real convento de religiosas de Jesus Maria de Mexico, de el real patronato, sujeto a el orden de la purissima e immaculada concepcion, hace a el sagrado concilio provincial

      [Mexico City]: En la Imprenta de D. Felipe de Zuñiga y Ontiveros, 1771. Folio (28.9 cm, 11.4"). [1] f., 217, [1] p. Only edition. This official declaration of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of the convent Jesus Maria of Mexico encompasses a historical synopsis of the foundation and progress of that monastery and ten chapters on the => the religious life of the sisters — their vow of poverty in history and practice; admission into the monastery; and the necessary approval of the Royal Court to implement reforms, according to the rules set forth by Frai Payo Enriquez de Rivera, O.S.A. (1622–84, appointed Archbishop of Mexico in 1668). The document is addressed to the fourth provincial council, called by Archbishop Lorenzana, and is a plea on behalf of the nuns to not change how things are done and administered in the nunnery, to not introduce innovations. Guatemalan by birth, Guevara (d. 1804) studied civil and canonical jurisprudence at the Tridentine Seminary in Mexico, where he graduated from the university and became a lawyer at the royal court. One of the => leading lawyers in Mexico, he ascended quickly to high office, and was appointed governor in absence of the viceroy four times; according to Beristain, he was called the "American Ulpian" (after the Roman jurist) by at least one contemporary. Palau 129542; Medina, Mexico, 5451; Beristain, II, p. 61. Recent marbled paper over boards, title and author gilt on green leather spine label, new endpapers. Short, shallow instance of insect gnawing at fore-edge of first ten leaves and very limited, minor worming throughout along with mild to moderate mostly marginal speckles of foxing; light waterstaining at fore-edge of some pages and occasional inkstains or smudges; one corner of textblock bumped or "creased across" (with no tearing) and another corner just bumped. A copy not "fine" but definitely worth having.

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        Fregi e Majuscole incise e fuse da Giambattista Bodoni, Direttore della Stamperia Reale

      Parma: Stamperia Stessa, 1771. Octavo. (iv), (58)pp. First edition. This is the first type specimen book issued by Bodoni. It contains an eleven-page introduction, 409 ornaments, and a scale of capitals, which, according to Brooks was "del Fournier che stava imitando." Several typefaces are included, from simple to rococo. This example of Bodoni's typographic work is transitional, drawing on elements of Fournier's type while hinting at his work to come. Each page of text is delicately framed with borders composed of Bodoni's ornaments. At the time that this book was published, Bodoni was the director of the Stamperia Reale, the Duke of Parma's press, and had just set up his own type foundry. This rare and charming work is bound in nineteenth century quarter calf and mottled boards, spine gilt in five compartments. There is just a bit of rubbing along outer hinge, else fine in felt-lined quarter morocco folding case.

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        Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland

      88 - London - W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1771 - A history of Britain and Ireland from the late 1600s to early 1700s by Sir John Dalrymple. Second edition. With vignette title page to volume II. Volume II contains three appendices bound together. Variant issue (separately paginated). Bookplate of George Moore to front pastedown. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebacked in calf with the original tree-calf boards. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some scattered foxing throughout (heavier to first and last few pages). Missing pages (i-xii) of volume II. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dispareri in materia d'architettura e prospettiva... Coll'aggiunta degli scritti del medesimo intorno all'insigne tempio di S. Lorenzo Maggiore di Milano. -

      Milano, Galeazzi, 1771.In-4. Cartonatura rustica originale con lievi tracce d'uso. Con 13 tavv. ripiegate inc. in rame. (6), 126, (2) pp.; tracce di due vecchi timbri sul frontespizio; buon esemplare marginoso. Seconda edizione (prima: 1572), ma la prima con l'Aggiunta (pp.77-126); precede una vita dell'autore. L?autore descrive la sua controversia con Pellegrino Tibaldi su alcuni lavori nel Duomo di Milano, di cui Tibaldi era il capomastro, a seguito della quale Bassi organizzò «un'inchiesta e riunì in un libro i pareri pervenutigli dai più celebri architetti del tempo, Vignola, Palladio, Vasari, Bertani» (Schlosser 413 e 422). Nel 1587 Bassi succedette al Tibaldi, e il suo trattato è «di notevolissimo interesse, (poiché) documenta con ampiezza un episodio polemico relativo alla vita professionale della seconda metà del Cinquecento...» (Vagnetti, Prospettiva, EIIb28). Hoepli, Milano, 987. Riccardi I, 451. Cf. Fowler 40. Second much enlarged edition (first: 1572) of this polemical treatise on some works in the Dome of Milan, with opinions by Palladio, Vignola, Vasari, and Bertani. With 13 engr. folding plates. Two old library stamps removed from title page; a large and uncut copy bound in original cartonatura rustica a little worn.

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        Institutiones pathologiae medicinalis

      Editio tertia - Lipsiae Ioannis PaVli Kravsii 1771 In-8° relié cartonnage d'attente de l'époque, 1 page de titre [22] 512 pages. Magnifique exemplaire à grandes marges sans rousseurs Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Histoire de l'Empire Ottoman, Depuis son origine jusqu'à la paix de Belgrade en 1740.

      Le Clerc 1771 4 volumes in-12, xij-532, 517, 503 et 500 pages, veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons, tranches rouges (Reliure de l'époque). Édition originale du meilleur ouvrage historique de Vincent Mignot, neveu de Voltaire, et l'un des plus pertinents et des plus instructifs de l'époque, illustrée d'une grande carte dépliante de l'Empire des Turcs en fin du premier tome. Exemplaire du politicien sir John Edward Swinburne (1762-1860), avec son ex-libris. Table des matières et errata en fin de préface du premier volume. Coiffes restaurés, coins légèrement émoussés. Bel ensemble.

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        Notizie istoriche degli intagliatori. -

      Siena, Vincenzo Pazzini Carli e figli, 1771.3 voll. In-8. Mezza pelle coeva, dorsi con nervi e titolo in oro. Grazioso frontespizio inc. ripetuto in ogni volume, antiporta allegorica, due ritratti, due testatine e due iniziali, il tutto inc. in rame. VII, (1), 394, (2) pp.; 358, (2) pp.; 433, (3) pp.; esemplare particolarmente fresco. Prima edizione di questo importante dizionario bio-bibliografico dei maestri dell?arte incisoria, per molti dei quali c?è anche il monogramma. Il senese Gori Gandellini, mercante, viaggiatore, incisore dilettante e «appassionato collezionista di stampe, fu autore delle ampie e informate Notizie istoriche degli intagliatori... l'opera ebbe ampia fortuna e restò a lungo un riferimento per gli studi» (DBI LVIII, 45, nota). Brunet II, 1476. Cicognara 2281. First edition of this valubale dictionary of early engravers and etchers. With a frontispiece, 3 engr. titles, 2 portraits, 2 head pieces and 2 initials, all finely engr. A particularly fresh copy bound in contemp. half calf, gilt title on spines.

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      EX TYPOGRAPHIA JOHANNIS FRANCISCI PACI 1771 In 8. Dim. 21,5x13 cm. Pp. (8)+490+(2), 287+170+(2)+44. Bella edizione del 1771 di questa interessante opera di fisica scritta dal fisico olandese Pieter Van Musschenbroek (1692-1761) professore a Duinsburg, Utrecht e Leida. Ispirandosi sopratutto alla figura di Isaac Newton, Musschenbroek si occupò principalmente di ottica ed elettricità studiando la rifrazione della luce e realizzando nel 1745 quasi per caso una sorta di condensatore denominato "Bottiglia di Leida". L'opera, ad uso degli accademici, è composta da due volumi ed è completa. All'inizio una disputazione fisico storica, seguono elementi di fisica (corpo, spazio, luogo tempo e moto, moto del corpo degli uomini, gravità, meccanica, attrito delle macchine, oscillazione del pendolo, corpo duro molle elastico, percussione, elettricità dei corpi, attrazione dei corpi, fluido, acqua ecc...). Alla fine del secondo tomo "De rebus caelestibus tractatus" e "Dissertatio de electricitate". Alla fine del primo tomo sono presenti 10 planches ripiegate e alla fine del secondo 23 planches ripiegate che mostrano esperimenti, strumenti e figure. Copertina in piena pergamena coeva con titolo in oro al dorso. Collazionato e risultato completo. Copertina in piena pergamena coeva con titolo in oro al dorso in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso al secondo tomo. Al primo tomo piatto anteriore mancante e copertina quasi del tutto staccata dal corpo del libro. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture. Qualche lieve gora d'umidità marginale. Parti mancanti alla prima planche. Beautiful edition of 1771 of thsi interesting work of physics written by the dutch scientist Pieter Van Musschenbroek (1692-1761) teacher in Duinsburg, Utrecht and Leida.Inspired above all to the figure of Isaac Newton, Musschenbroek engaged mainly of optic and electricity studying refraction of light and realizing in 1745, for a chance, a sort of condensator called "Bottle of Leida". The work for the usage of scholars, is made up of two tomes and it is complete. At the beginning a physical historical disputation, then elements of physics (body, space, place time and movement, movement of body of men, gravity, mechanics, oscillation of pendolum, hard elastic body, percussion, electricity of bodies, attraction of bodies, fluid, water etc...).At the end of the second tome "De rebus caelestibus tractatus" and "Dissertatio de electricitate".At the end of the second tome there are 10 folded planches and at the end of the second tome 23 folded planches showing experiments, instruments and figures. Full parchment coeval cover with golden title in the spine. Collationed and complete. Full parchment coeval cover with golden title in the spine in good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine in the second tome. In the first tome front plate is missing and the cover is almost totally detached from the body of the book. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings. Some slight humidity stains. Missing part in the first planche.

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        Figures of the most beautiful, useful, and uncommon Plants described in the Gardeners Dictionary ... With the characters of their flowers and seed-vessels, drawn when they were in their greatest perfection. To which are added, their descriptions, and an account of the classes to which they belong, according to Ray's, Tournefort's, and Linnaeus's method of classing them.

      London, printed for the author, 1771. 2 volumes. Folio (425 x 265mm). pp. vi, 1-100; (2), 101-200, (4), with 300 (2 folded) handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, gilt ornamented spines (with some skilful repair), sides with gilt borders. A reissue of the first 1760 edition. Philip Miller, called by Linnaeus 'the greatest gardener of his time', was director of the Chelsea Gardens. The Chelsea gardens were for many decades the great centre of plant introduction and distribution in the British Isles, especially during Miller's long reign (1722-1770). The beautiful plates of this splendid and monumental work were all engraved after drawings by Ehret, Lancake, John Miller, and others. "In the execution of the work no expense has been spared to render it as perfect as possible. The drawings were taken from living plants, the engravings were most of them done under the author's inspection and the plates have been carefully coloured from the original drawings" (from the preface). According to W.T. Stearn Miller's 'Gardeners Dictionary' is the most important horticultural work of the eighteenth century. "Miller stressed the importance of accuracy in illustration; each plant had to be drawn from nature at its best stage of flowering, with the fruit and seeds to be added later on ripening... Miller provided a wealth of elegant ornamental plants in the 'Figures' for those appreciating beauty in botany and included many others on account of their usefulness or rarity. They remain botanically important because some were cited by Linnaeus and other botanists and because they graphically record plants in cultivation at that time" (Hazel le Rougetel, The Chelsea Gardener Philip Miller 1691-1771 pp. 110 & 114). Richard Pulteny, the British naturalist and historian of science wrote the following: "... England had not before produced any work, except the 'Hortus Elthamensis' or Catesby's 'Carolina', so superb and extensive...". Great Flower Books 68; Nissen BBI, 1378; Henrey 1098.

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        Den Forordnede Kirke-Psalme-Bog, med hosføyede 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 på fribl

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        Heures à l'usage du diocèse de Limoges, en Latin et en François.

      Chez François Dalesme 1771 Imprimées par l'Ordre de Monseigneur Jean-Giles du Coetlosquet, Evêque de Limoges, et réimprimées par l'autorité de Monseigneur l'Illustrissime & Révérendissime Louis Charles Duplessis d'Argentré, Evêque de Limoges, Conformes au nouveau Bréviaire, Nouvelle Edition, 1 vol. in-12 reliure d'époque plein maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Chez François Dalesme, Limoges, 1771, 10 ff., 656 pp., 5 ff. n. ch. Etat satisfaisant (rel. fort. frottée et abîmée avec mq. en coiffes et coins, bon état intérieur) pour cette rare édition ancienne des heures de Limoges. Français

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        Le bourru bienfaisant comedie en trois actes et en prose de M. Goldoni. Dediée à Madame Marie Adelaide De France. Représentée à la Cour le Mardì 5 novembre 1771 Et représentée pour la premiere fois par les comediens francois ordinaires du Roi le lundì 4 novembre 1771

      Chez la veuve Duchesne 1771 In 8, pp. VI + 106. P. pl. coeva in 'veau clair', fr. oro e tass. al d. Ottimo esemplare di questa edizione originale, in seguito tradotta in italiano con il titolo di Burbero benefico. Venne peraltro tradotta ion 19 lingue. La trama rientra nella formula tipica della commedia di carattere goldoniana, in cui una situazione elementare si complica attorno alle estrosità di un personaggio principale causa o indiretta di varie peripezia. Diz. letterario Bompiani, I, 488.  Spinelli, p. 163 - 64 ITA

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        Introduzione generale allo studio della Politica, delle Finanze e del Commercio. Opera riveduta dall'Autore, ed accresciuta e corretta in più luoghi dal Traduttore.

      Yverdon, 1771.2 voll. in-8° (190x120mm), pp. (2), XII, 233, (3); (6), 246, (4); legatura coeva p. pelle marmorizzata con triplo ordine di filetti dorati lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Dorsi lisci con doppio tassello adorno di titolo e tomaison in oro e filetti dorati. Tagli a spruzzo, unghie decorate in oro, sguardie marmorizzate policrome. Fregi incisi ai frontespizi. Esemplare genuino. Prima edizione italiana, estremamente rara "ed accresciuta e corretta in più luoghi dal Traduttore", della "Introduction Générale à l?étude de la Politique, des Finances, et du Commerce" (Berlino, 1764), guida allo studio dell'economia politica e delle finanze compilata dal figlio adottivo nonché consigliere privato di Federico II di Prussia, Louis de Beausobre (Berlino, 1730-ivi, 1783). "Economique et démographique. Sur toutes les questions d'économie et de population débatues au XVIIIe siècle, agriculture, industrie, impôts, monnaies, commerce, colonies, population, intolérance, etc. Les avantages d'un sol abondant et d'une grande population l'emportent de beaucoup sur ceux de l'industrie et d'un commerce étendu" (INED, 352, riferendosi all'edizione francese del 1791). Kress, Italian Economic Literature, 399. Manca ad Einaudi e al Mattioli. Cfr. (edizioni francesi): Goldsmiths', 10948 (ed. 1773); Cioranescu, XVIII, 10865; Coquelin et Guillaumin, I, p. 149; Einaudi, 376; Higgs, 3528; Haag (1879), II, 138.

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        Minutes of the Proceedings before the Lords Committees for Privileges, On the Claim to the Title of Earl of Anglesey

      A rare work recording the final decision upon the English estates part of "the most dramatic case ever arising under British law", memorialized in part in Smollett's "Peregrine Pickle" and featuring multiple bigamous marriages, forgery and perjury. Original stabbed marbled wraps, lightly worn, a very good crisp copy, 64 pages, with the date of 1771 changed manually to 1772; five copies in ESTC. N.p., Dublin, 1771.

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        Vue du Golphe de Naples prise du coté de l'Eglise de la Victoire.

      Incisione in rame di mm 340x600, tratta da "Le grand Golf de Naples par G., ou Recueil des plus beaux palais de la dite Ville", che comprende 31 tavole in tutto. Bella e rara veduta parziale di Napoli, con in primo piano scene di vita quotidiana e, sullo sfondo, la costa che va da S. Maria della Vittoria fino a Castel dell'Ovo. Ottime condizioni, margini piuttosto rifilati.

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        La Gerusalemme Liberata.

      in Parigi, Agost. Delalain, Pietro Durand, Gi. Claudio Molini, 1771. 1771 2 voll. in-8° (230x148mm), pp. (4), 331, (3); (4), 340, (2); legatura coeva p. pelle marmorizzata marrone con triplice ordine di filetti dorati lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Dorsi adorni di titolo e segnatura di volume in oro su doppio tassello rosso, ricchi fregi vegetali e floreali in oro. Tagli dorati. Risguardi azzurri. 2 antiporte con ritratti del Tasso e di Gravelot, 2 frontespizi incisi con vignetta, una dedica incisa con vignetta, 20 stupende tavole a piena pag. fuori testo, 9 grandi e 14 piccoli culs-de-lampe alla fine dei canti e 20 testatine con ritratto del personaggio e suo nome in italiano, Il tutto magistralmente disegnato da Gravelot e finemente inciso in rame da Baquoy, Duclos, Henriquez, Le Roy ed altri artisti. Normali fioriture e bruniture. Magnifica edizione, ritenuta, insieme al Boccaccio del 1757, il capolavoro tipografico del Settecento francese dedicato alla letteratura italiana. Tassiana di Bergamo, 277. Cohen / De Ricci, 974-975: "Très belle édition publiée par G. Conti, avec illustrations superbes.. Il faut prendre les vignettes en-tete avec les noms en italien, car on a fait pour l'édition française un tirage postèrieur, qui est beaucoup moins bon et où les noms sont imprimés en français". Olschki, Choix, XII,18740. Gamba, 948.

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        Chronicon de Gestis Principum Vicecomitum ab anno MDDL usque ad Annum MCCCLXX. Accedit Opusculum ejusdem Authoris De Bello Canepiciano. Quae omnia ex Manuscripto Codice Bibliothecae Ambrosianae ediderat Ludovicus Antonius Muratorius.

      Mediolani, apud Federicum Agnellum, 1771. 1771 In-4° (235x185mm), pp. (2), LX, 393, (1) di errata, legatura coeva m. pelle con filetti in oro e titolo in oro su tassello verde. 2 testatine, 2 capilettera e 3 finaletti. Qualche alone e brunitura di lieve entità. Resti di ex-libris nobiliare. Curiosa etichetta ottocentesca del libraio Enrico Crotti di Novara: "cambia Libri usati, vende Carte, e Tarocchi per giuocare, Lime per i Calli, e prende Associazione delle Opere che si pubblicano in Piemonte". Una reintegrazione all'angolo inferiore esterno delle pp. I-II. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione in volume, estremamente rara, di questa importante storia di Novara e, insieme, della Lombardia viscontea tratta dal manoscritto dell'Ambrosiana di Milano; l'opera era apparsa in forma pre-originale dapprima nel "Thesaurus antiquitatum et historiarum Italiae" (IX, 6) e poi nel tomo XVI dei "Rerum Italicarum Scriptores" del Muratori, "L'A. racconta i fatti successi nella sua città natale, Novara, estendosi però fino ad abbracciare la Storia dei Visconti dall'Arcivescovo Ottone a Galeazzo (1250-1362). Dice il Tiraboschi, V, 452 che l'A. "ha una cotal sua grazia di raccontare, e una sì natia, e talvolta soverchia sincerità, che non può leggersi senza piacere". Il De Bello Canepiciano (che comincia a pag. 331 della nostra) narra la guerra scoppiata nel Canavese in questi stessi anni, e il Muratori non dubita dell'autenticità di questo libretto, "quod sine dubitatione eidem Azario debemus" bensì del correttore che Lazzaro Agostino Cotta, Notaio Novarese, indica per Ambrogio di Roccacontrata, mentre il Muratori ritiene che sia stato il Cotta stesso" (Cat. Hoepli). Precedono l'opera un elenco dei Decurioni di Novara del 1771, una "Praefatio" del Muratori, un'avvertenza ai lettori e 3 scritti storico-diplomatici dell'Azario. Molto scarse le notizie sull'Azario, che fu Ufficiale pagatore delle milizie a Bologna e a Bergamo sotto Matteo II; stando al Corio, viveva ancora nel 1385 "e non mancano alcuni che attribuendogli anche gli Annales Mediolanenses (che però il Muratori ritenne di un altro Azario) porrebbero il suo acmé nel 1238" (Hoepli). Manno, IV, 14714. Cat. Hoepli, 497. Predari, 119. Cocconato, Piemontesi illustri, IV, 223. Brunet, Table, 25377.

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      DANIEL ELSEVIRIUS 1771 ILLUSTRATO. Tarlato. Legatura recente

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