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        Dictionnaire historique des sieges et des batailles memorables de l'histoire ancienne et moderne, ou anecdotes militaires de tous les peuples du monde

      Chez Vincent. First edition, illustrated with a folding map of the Battle of Fontenoy.bound in full calf marbled brown. Back with nerves decorated, wheels and tail head. As part red morocco and volume number in black leather. cailloutées slices. Scuffs on the boards, with a lack. A small loss on the back of Volume I, on a nerve. A yellow spot on the first page of Volume II in the middle margin. Nice copy. Number of tables used to locate in the book.Very interesting dictionary, his purpose being to identify all of the great battles of ancient history and modern; there is even more entries for America (Quebec, Louisbourg, Rio, Cartagena de Indias). Also records are quite remarkably written, and are not simple definitions: "Like those destructive torrents overthrow everything that opposes their impetuous course, Muhammad's disciples were in the provinces of the Roman Empire desolation and death. " Chez Vincent A Paris 1771 fort in-8 (10,5x17,5cm) xxxij, 670pp. et (2) 702pp. et (2) 472, 352p. 3 volumes reliés

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        Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England. Third Edition. Eller 240; Lauechli 553

      Printed at the Clarendon Press. The most complete edition of Blackstone's legal essays, said in part to be responsible for his appointment as Solicitor General, and including his famed essay on (and text of) Magna Carta, "of the first importance for the constitutional lawyer". Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards rubbed and marked, the first and last blanks somewhat foxed and dusty, else quite clean; the Taussig copy. Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes

      Third and final edition, the best and most complete to the text, bringing the number of volumes published until 10 against 7. The work appeared in a luxurious version, in 4 (some prints in-8 were also thicker paper and higher quality, it does ours) and a more modest version. Ten headpieces by Moreau Young whose portrait of Raynal Volume 1 by Cochin regravés by Lardy.Demi Havana contemporary sheepskin in small corners. back smooth decorated with gilded nets, part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black leather. Scattered spots.Published for the first time in 1771 in 7 volumes, the Philosophical History of the Indies was a huge success throughout Europe and America; its success is mainly due to the severe criticism of colonialism, exploitation, slavery and mercantilism. He was sentenced to be removed by order of the Council of 19 December 1779 and sentenced to the fire by decree of the Parliament of Paris on 25 May 1781. Book emblem of the Enlightenment, posing as a history of international trade, The work is before any violent rant against European colonialism and arrogance, slavery and enslavement of peoples, against the church which assists in European hypocrisy. We now know that Diderot worked from the first edition and has overseen the organization of texts, he perfected in the third edition (adding many texts from his pen and that of other employees, such Holbach), transforming the initial work in a real war machine of the party philosophers. The book is also not qu'accusations, instead it seeks and craves even peaceful solutions, agreements between nations. The story does not deceived because it lives in Raynal a promoter of the French Revolution. Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet à Geneve 1780 in-8 xvj ; 482pp. et (4) viij ; 582pp. et (4) viij ; 580pp. et (4) viij ; 472pp. et (4) vij ; 405pp. et (4) viij ; 484pp. (4) xvj ; 540pp. et (4) viij ; 548pp. et viij ; 412pp. et vj ; 538pp. 10 volumes reliés

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        Mémoire sur l'application des principes de la méchanique à la construction des voûtes et des dômes, dans lequel on examine le problème proposé par M. Patte, relativement à la construction de la coupole de l'église Sainte-Geneviève de Paris....

      Dijon, Frantin, Paris, Jombert, 1771. ____ Première édition. "Parmi les arts qui paraissent le plus susceptibles d'être guidés par les sciences, l'Architecture est un de ceux auxquels on peut appliquer avec le plus d'avantage les principes mathématiques & surtout les règles de la mécanique." Gauthey prend la défense de Soufflot qui était chargé de construire l'église Sainte-Geneviève, devenue aujourd'hui le Panthéon. Il répond à Patte qui doutait de la solidité de la coupole. Gauthey démontre que les théories de la Hire sont mal interprétées par Patte et que ces théories, elles-mêmes, sont fondées sur des hypothèses fausses. Emiland-Marie Gauthey (1732-1806), sous-ingénieur des Etats de Bourgogne a oeuvré pour que l'architecture bénéficie des progrès de la mécanique et du calcul. Dos discrètement restauré. *****. In-4. Collation : (4), 67, (1) pp., 3 planches h.-t. Broché, couverture de papier marbré du XIXe....

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         The Free Masons Pocket Companion Containing the origin, progress and present state of that antient fraternity; the institution of the Grand Lodge of Scotland; lists of the grand masters and other officers of the grand lodges of Scotland and England; their customs, charges, constitutions... regulations... a complete collection of free mason songs... with lists of all the regular lodges both in Scotland and England...

      Glasgow, printed by R. and Th. Duncan, 1771, in 12, de 240pp., pl. basane brune époque, coiffe sup. usée, mors lég. fendillés, brunissures et qq. rousseurs. Edition écossaise imprimée à Glasgow, et peu commune. Cette compilation, faite en grande partie sur les Constitutions d'Anderson, est due à John Entick pour les éditions écossaises. ¶ Pas dans Fesch - Wolfstieg n°785: "Selten." -L. Vibert The rare books of freemasonry p.21 "Anderson's first edition was exhausted by the beginning of 1735, and to meet what was no doubt a fairly extensive demand there was now published a work styled A Pocket Companion for Freemasons ... They are all of considerable rarity in anything like perfect condition." - cat. Copac 4ex. seulement (Cambridge, Brit. Libr., York, Nat. Libr. Scot.)

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        Historische, genealogische und diplomatische Nachricht von dem uralten adelichen Geschlecht derer von Ahlefeldt überhaupt, und verschiedenen Linien desselben insbesondere.

      Flensburg 1771. Folio. Samt. skinnbd. med 6 opphøyde bind. Ryggdekor i gull. 510 s. 10 dobbeltsidige stamtavler.

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        HYAKU FUJI 4 volumes

      1771. Good. [EHON] Kawamura MINSETSU, artist. HYAKU FUJI. Kyoto, Osaka & Edo, Meiwa 8 [1771]. 17.3 x 27.1 cm. String-bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji. The original edition in four volumes with blue-grey covers and printed horizontal lines and original printed title labels. A bit of thumbing to the covers. Clean inside, with a few very faint stains, good impressions. A lovely sketchbook on the theme of Fuji, and an inspiration for Hokusai's great FUGAKU HYAKKEI, [Kerlen 591; Ryerson 399] The collation matches the example in Kerlen exactly, and each mountain scene is identified and has a verse.

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        nebst sonderbaren Begebenheiten, welche mit diesem Wundermädgen bis zu ihrer Vermählung mit einem hohen Prinzen sich zugetragen.

      Frankfurt-Leipzig, ohne Drucker (d. i. Regensburg, Montag u. Weiß), 1771. 8°. Mit gest. Frontispiz (v. Joh. Gottlieb Friedrich, Regensburg). Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. 212 S., Mod. HLdr. im Stil d. Zt. Äußerst seltene Erstausgabe; im Jahr darauf erschien eine zweite Ausgabe. - Sowohl von Weber/Mithal (Deutsche Originalromane zwischen 1680 und 1780) als auch von Griep/Pelz (Frauen reisen) wird die vorliegende erste Auflage als nicht mehr nachweisbar bezeichnet. - Das Findelkind Beatrix wurde von Pastor Wigand, der als Theologiestudent in Wittenberg im Jahr 1700 in Notwehr einen Soldaten erstochen hatte, aus dem Wasser gefischt. Es wächst bei ihm auf, wird von einem „glänzenden Mann“ heimgesucht und vollbringt nach seinen Unterweisungen, zeitweilig in Männerkleidern, besonders beim Tauchen nach verborgenen Schätzen wahre Wundertaten. Zu guter Letzt findet sie ihre fürstliche Mutter und wird standesgemäß von einem Prinzen geheiratet. - Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Hayn/G. II, 572 (nur die 2. Auflage); Griep/Pelz, Frauen reisen, Nr. 59 („Abenteuerlicher Roman im Robinsonaden-Stil. Das Frontispiz zeigt die Rettung des Kindes aus einem Fluß“); Weber/Mithal 151; vgl. Hadley 47. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Bewundernswürdige Geschichte eines adelichen Findelkindes, nebst sonderbaren Begebenheiten, welche mit diesem Wundermädgen bis zu ihrer Vermählung mit einem hohen Prinzen sich zugetragen, Findelkind

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        Recherches philosophiques sur les américains, ou mémoires intéressants pour servir à l'histoire humaine

      S.n.. The second edition of the first two volumes and the first edition of the third, which contains Pernety's defense of the Americans and a refutation of Paw. Brunet, 28465.Contemporary blue wrappers, titled in red and black. Very good copies.The work consists of a primarily ethnographic discussion of the American continent. It contains a curious account of hermaphrodites in Florida and the practice of circumcision and infibulation. Paw emphasizes several times the inferiority of the indigenous American population and includes several articles on African Americans, Native Americans, and Central America, but also a great deal on geographical, climatic, botanical and naturalistic considerations.Paw was a Dutch philosopher and scholar who contributed to the Encyclopedia. Lacks to foot of spines, tables unopened.   S.n. A Berlin 1771 in-8 (18,7x12cm) 326 (24 de table) pp., 366 (30 de table pp., 247 pp. 3 volumes brochés

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        Lettres patentes ; Edits ; Arrests ; Declarations. de l'année 1771

      Chez P. G. Simon 1771 - - Chez P. G. Simon, à Paris 1771, in-4 (19,5x25,8cm), 481pp., relié. - Réunion intéressante de 106 édits, arrêts, lettres patentes et déclarations allant du 22 février au 31 décembre de l'année 1771. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de 4 fleurs cloisonnées ; roulette en queue et tête. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge. Sur le plat supérieur, une pièce de cuir arrachée de 3 x 5 cm. Mors supérieur fendu en queue. Frottements. 3 coins émoussés. Ces arrêts et autres lois concernent la vie économique, administrative, judiciaire et économique du pays. Une table des matières manuscrite en fin d'ouvrage, la même main ayant paginé le volume. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Interesting meeting of 106 edicts, judgments, statements and letters patent from February 22 to 31 December 1771. Full mottled brown calf contemporary. Back to nerves decorated with flowers 4 compartmentalized; roulette tail and head. Parts of title in red morocco. On the top, a piece of leather torn from 3 x 5 cm board. Upper joint split tail. Friction. 3 corners bumped. These judgments and other laws related to the economic, administrative, judicial and economic life of the country. A table of contents handwritten end of the book, with the same hand paginated volume. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! 481pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Historical Collection of the several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean.

      London: Printed for the author, 1769-1771. Two volumes bound as one, quarto, with the 1769 dedication and the half titles, four folding maps and 12 plates (four folding); a couple of inked marginalia in an early French hand; a fine copy in modern binding of full tan morocco, with the bookplate of Hobill Cole, and Fred Eager's blind-stamped initials on the title-page. First edition of Dalrymple's crucial history of the early voyages to the Southern Ocean: the very rare first issue with an earlier (1769 as against the usual 1770) title-page to the first volume, and the dedication dated 1 April 1769 at the start and 14 May 1769 at the end. Dalrymple's book is anyway one of the foundation books for any voyage library: this rare, earlier issue is especially desirable, 'exceedingly rare, and... only a few copies extant' (Hill). This issue is referred to in the Kroepelien catalogue where Du Rietz describes it as 'very rare, not seen' and mentions that it has 'another dedication'. The dedication follows similar lines to the regular issue but does indeed have substantial textual differences to the regular version (which is dated 1 Jan 1770 at the end). There are various other differences between the two issues; the plates correspond to the listing by Dalrymple in his Introduction, except for the additional unlisted plate of "Teepye lobsters".The book's publication effectively announced the dawn of the golden age of Pacific exploration. Dalrymple had collected together all the major accounts of Spanish and Dutch voyages: beginning with Magellan's voyage of 1519, the Spanish accounts include Mendana's voyage to the Solomon Islands in 1595, and that of De Quiros in 1606. The Dutch accounts include those of Le Maire, Schouten, Tasman and Roggeveen. Dalrymple's long introduction on trade and his 'investigation of what may be farther expected in the South Sea' expound his belief in the existence of a "Great Southern Continent", a theory only laid to rest when Cook later sailed right over it. Publication was timely: Cook's first voyage had not conclusively established the existence or otherwise of Terra Australis and Cook himself recognised that another expedition was required to settle the question. In 1772 he embarked on his second voyage, taking with him his copy of Dalrymple's two volumes: 'they could never have had a more devoted reader. As a compendium of documents in a field which Dalrymple, among geographical scholars, had taken peculiarly to himself, they were invaluable' ( Beaglehole II, p. lxxxix).Dalrymple had in fact originally been offered the command of the Endeavour voyage to observe the transit of Venus, but partly because of his insistence on being given an Admiralty commission, the command had gone to Cook instead. His disappointment is hinted at in the remarkable "undedications" of this work: to Byron 'who discovered scarcely anything but Patagonians' and to Wallis, the discoverer of Tahiti, who 'infatuated with female blandishments forgot for what he went abroad and hastened back to amuse the European world with stories of enchantments... '. In good crisp condition in a modern binding.

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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. 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. Extremities a little worn and hinges just starting although still firm.

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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; in a well-preserved contemporary French binding of cat's-paw mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments between raised bands, brown leather label. 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). Half-title lightly stained, one or two spots and repairs, but an extremely good copy.

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        Dioptricae Pars prima ... De explicatione principorum; Pars secunda ... De constructione telescopiorum dioptricorum; Pars tertia ... De constructione microscopiorum.

      St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1769-1771. First edition, and a very fine copy, of Euler's rare work on optics, 'widely known and important in the physics of the eighteenth century' and which 'laid the foundations of the calculation of optical systems' (DSB). The first volume presents his general theory of optics, including his prediction of the possibility of constructing achromatic lenses. The second and third volumes discuss the construction of the telescope and the microscope. "Next to the lunar theory, the most important subject which exercised the genius of [18th century] mathematicians was the improvement of the achromatic telescope" (Edinburgh Encyclopedia, Vol. 6). "In the second half of his life, from 1750 on and throughout his sixties, Leonhard Euler worked intensively on problems in geometric optics. His goal was to improve in several ways optical instruments, in particular, telescopes and microscopes. Besides the determination of the enlargement, the light intensity and the field of view, he was primarily interested in the deviations from the point-by-point imaging of objects (caused by the diffraction of light passing through as system of lenses), and also in the even less tractable deviations which arise from the spherical shape of the lenses... As was his custom, he collected his results in a grandly conceived textbook, the Dioptrica (1769-1771). This book deals with the determination of the path of a ray of light through a system of diffracting spherical surfaces, all of which have their centres on a line, the optical axis of the system. In a first approximation, Euler obtains the familiar formulae of elementary optics. In a second approximation he takes into account the spherical and chromatic aberrations" (Habicht). "Since the time of Huygens and Newton theoretical optics had not progressed any further than applied optics. In particular no one had re-examined Newton's demonstration of the impossibility of correcting chromatic aberration in lenses. In Proposition III, Experiments 7 and 8 in his Opticks, Newton examined the possibility of suppressing chromatic aberration in telescope objectives by using a lens system consisting of two lenses of different refractive indices. The refrangibility of one substance cancelling the dispersion provoked by the other, one obtained at the end of the objective reconstituted white light, but this would only occur if he employed lenses of infinite focal length - an impossibility. This result caused him to abandon the refracting telescope and to construct a reflecting one. "Newton's work had such authority that for more than thirty years no one thought of reviewing his conclusions. Physicists and mathematicians held to the opinion that it was impossible to make an achromatic lens by associating two different substances... [Euler] began at the point where Newton left off, and produced a lens-combination formed of two concave lenses whose intervening space was filled with water. Studying refraction in each medium and for each colour he showed that it was possible to correct colour dispersion and gave the corresponding formulae" (Dumas, Scientific Instruments of the 17th and 18th Century and their Makers, pp. 153-4). Becker Collection 126; British Optical Association Library and Museum Catalogue I, p. 65; DSB IV, 482; Poggendorff I, 690; W. Habicht (ed.), Opera Omnia III-9 Commentationes Opticae. Three volumes, large 4to (245 x 197 mm), pp. [iv], 337; [vi], 592 (recte 584, pagination jumps 240-249 but signatures Gg4-Hh1 continuous); [viii], 440, with six folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf with raised bands and gilt spine labels. A fine and clean set.

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        Observations Sur La Cure Radicale De Plusieurs Polypes De La Matrice, De La Gorge Et Du Nez Operee Par De Nouveaux Moyens Inventes Par M. Levret

      Chez Didot le jeune. Third edition, revised, corrected and augmented. Illustrated with 6 folding plates designed by Levret engraved by Mutel, representing polyps, surgical and obstetric instruments, which were modified and improved by Levret.Plein brown calf contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Partially frayed rotator tail. Bit split in head and tail of the top plate. A dull corner. Owner name was crossed out and snatched the title page, leaving a hole in the papier.André Levret is certainly the most famous eighteenth obstetrician, he has improved the technical and was taken to the court attendant. This important publication covers polyps, soft tumors affecting the mucous membranes, the first chapters dealing exclusively with the female genitals, anus and colon, following the nose and throat. She acknowledges the comments of the practitioner and interventions. This third edition is increased by a supplement "which contains new ways to wear ligatures in deep places, and of the theoretical and practical reflections on the same subjects." --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Didot le jeune à Paris 1771 In 8 (13x20,5cm) xl, 595pp. (4) relié

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        An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: or, a copious explanation of the technical terms and phrases employed in the construction, equipment, furniture, machinery, movements, and military operations of a ship. Illustrated with variety of original designs of shiping, [sic] ... To which is annexed, a translation of the French sea-terms and phrases, collected from the works of Mess. Du Hamel, Aubin, Saverien, &c. The second edition, corrected.

      Printed for T. Cadell. 1771 [420]pp, 12 folding engraved plates (plate V bound out of sequence). 4to. A fine clean copy. Handsome full contemporary mottled calf, roll tool gilt borders, ornate gilt floral tooled spine, raised gilt bands, black morocco label. Armorial bookplate of John Gretton, Stapleford.ESTC T71581. First published in 1769.

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        Carte Geographique du Theatre de la Guerre en General representant le Royaume de Hongarie, la Principauté de Transylvanie, et les Royaumes de Croacie, de Dalmacie, de Esclavonie de Bosnie, de Servie, Les Principautés de Moldavie, de Valachie...

      Augsburg. No date. Ca. 1771. Copper plate engraved map with original handcolor in four sheets. Each sheet measures 23 x 28 inches, the map area on each sheet 18 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches. These sheets are not backed or joined but have been loosely attached with a leather tie through two punched holes in the left margin 1 inch outside the left neat line. When joined the map area would measure 37 x 45 1/2 inches. Light creasing and light to moderate toning to sheets, small spill mark in lower margin of what would be the lower left sheet of the complete map, printer's crease in first sheet, pencilled number in upper right margin of each sheet. Overall good to very good condition, and unusual in this state with no trimming to the paper edges. Title continues: Les Provinces de Bessarabie, de Bulgarie, et de Romanie, avec une grande Partie de L'etat de Pologne. A beautifully engraved map with much detail of the Balkan peninsula and adjacent areas. The Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774 was one of a series of wars waged on territory claimed by the Ottoman Empire.

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        The abridgement of the gardeners dictionary containing the best and newest methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit, flower garden, and nursery [...]

      Printed for the author. Mention de sixième édition, révisée et augmentée, illustrée d'un frontispice allégorique de Wale, et de 9 planches dépliantes (serres pour les melons, une autre sur les serres (green house), une troisième d'un plante (polygala), un autre d'une grange, une autre de la rubia (plante)...). Les planches sont reliés dans le désordre.binding en plein veau blond d'époque. spine à nerfs orné de filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Double filet d'encadrement sur les plats. 2 trous de vers en queue. 2 coins ouverts. Un manque sur le plat supérieur. Epidermures sur les plats. Mors inférieur fendu en tête. Manques au mors supérieur en tête et au mors inférieur en queue.  Printed for the author London 1771 In-4 (21x27,5cm) non paginé. A2 A-Zzz4,4A-5Z relié

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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; in marbled wrappers. Three important articles relating to some of the chief scientific concerns of Cook's Endeavour voyage, particularly the Transit of Venus as observed from Tahiti, excerpted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society for 1771. Cook wrote very little for publication: the first piece here, "Observations... at King George's Island in the South Sea" (24 pp. with folding table and engraved plate) was co-written with the Endeavour's astronomer Charles Green. 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, "Variations of the compass, as observed on board the Endeavour bark, in a voyage round the world. Communicated by Lieut. James Cook" (11 pp.). The last piece, again "communicated by Capt. James Cook", is a 4-pp. printed letter entitled "Transitus Veneris & Mercurii... 1769, observatus" concerning the 1769 transit of Venus. It was written at Batavia where Cook visited the private observatory of Reverend Johan Mohr and noted in his Journal that the longitude of Batavia was accurately determined by Mohr through measurement of the 1761 transit (see Beaglehole, volume 1, p.442).The Cook bibliographer Holmes noted the first two articles, but not the third. Fine.

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

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

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

      London: Printed for J. Bell, 1771. Octavo; half-title restored at an early date, with slightloss of text, uncut 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. A few spots and stains, with slight loss of text but a good.

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        An Account of the Signals Made Use of at Bambrough Castle in the County of Northumberland in case ships or vessels are perceived in distress, and of the charitable institutions established there for their assistance and relief, now published by the direction of the trustees of Nathanael late Lord Crewe, with the approbation of the Master, Pilots, and Seamen of the Trinity-house, in Newcastle upon Tyne.

      Newcastle Upon Tyne: printed & sold by T. Saint; and sold by J. Wheble in London. 1771 - Large illus. single folio broadside; sl. dusted, some old creases, small internal tear, neatly repaired on verso, numerous small worm holes affecting only 5 letters, a few marginal tears. 49 x 24.5cm. ESTC T221736, BL, Gloucestershire Record Office & National Maritime Museum only in UK; Huntington & McMaster only in N. America. With an engraved copperplate headpiece of two views of Bambrough Castle. In 1771 the castle was managed by the trustees of Nathaniel Crew, former Bishop of Oxford, and owner of the Castle (commonly spelled Bamburgh) until his death in 1721. He left money in his will for the upkeep and charitable use of the castle. Under the leadership of Dr John Sharp, Bamburgh was home to a pharmacy, outpatients' surgery, a hospital for the poor, and free school for 300 underprivileged children. Close to the Farne Islands and treacherous offshore reefs, Sharp created a pioneering coastguard system, with the castle at its centre, to secure the safety of ships in distress. The broadside lists seven signals or rules relating to safeguarding of passing ships. Also listed is an additional seven instructions relating to the ?assistance, stores and provisions, prepared at Bambrough Castle for seamen, ships or vessels, wrecked or driven a-shore? Number VII states that ?whenever any dead bodies are cast on shire, coffins, &c. will be provided gratis, and also the funeral expenses paid.

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        Auf einem Felsen sitzender männlicher Akt, mit nach rechts gewandtem Unterkörper, das linke Bein auf dem Felsen aufliegend, und nach links gewandtem Kopf, beide Arme auf dem Felsen aufstützend.

      - Bleistift, auf grünlichem Papier, links unten signiert und datiert „WA Rieder 817.", verso Nachlaßstempel von Wilhelm August Rieder. 22,8:30,2 cm. Leicht stockfleckig, im rechten Bildfeld Knickfalten geglättet; im Bildrand Mitte unten kleiner Einriß. Datierung, Sujet und Ausführung legen die Vermutung nahe, daß es sich hier um eine Arbeit aus der frühen Studienzeit handelt. Der Sohn des Komponisten und Lehrers A. Rieder (1771-1855) studierte ab 1812 an der Wiener Akademie bei H. Maurer (1738-1818). 1823 schloß er sich dem engeren Maler- und Dichterkreis um Franz Schubert an und zählt zu dessen bekanntesten Porträtisten. 1825 unternahm er eine Reise nach Italien, nach Rom und Florenz, und wurde anschließend Zeichenlehrer an der Wiener Ingenieur-Akademie. 1855 übernahm er ein Lehramt an der theresianischen Militärakademie in Wiener Neustadt. 1857-78 hatte er die Stellung des 2. Kustos der Belvedere-Galerie in Wien inne. Seine Hauptthemengebiete waren Porträts, Genrebilder und religiöse Darstellungen.

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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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Commedia Di Dante Alighieri. Tratta Da Quella, Che Pubblicarono Gli Accademici Della Crusca L'anno 1590. Col Comento Del M. R. P. Pompeo Venturi Della Compagnia Di Gesu'. Con La Vita Del Poeta Scritta Da Leonardo Aretino, 6 Volumes.

      Firence, Resso Luigi Bastianelli, E Compagni, Firenze 1771 - A 6 Volume Set In Original Full Leather Bindings. Volumes Are Published Over Several Years, I.E. 1771 To 1774, But This Is A Set. Leather Binding Is (Moderately) Rubbed, Scuffed, Chipped, Bumped Plus A Few Minor Marks. Two Of The Volumes Have Front Joints Starting To Split But All Holding Together Well. Spine Titles Have Lost All But 2 Of Their Labels. Volume Numbers (Stamped In Gilt) Still Clear. Page Blocks Tight And Sound, Pages White And Clean (With Just The Very Occasional Foxing Spot) But There Are Some Very Occasional Penciled (Small) Notes, Done Neatly In A Scholarly Hand, With The Addition Of Some Hand-Written Notes To Flyleaf Of First Volume, Again Neatly Done. Several Small Neat Inscriptions. Altogether This Is A Relatively Well-Preserved Set, Perfectly Usable, With No Real Need To Rebind. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Botanologia medica. Seu dilucida et brevis manuductio ad plantarum et stirpium tam patriarum, quam exoticarum in officinis pharmaceuticis usitatarum cognitionem.Berlin, Johann Christoph Pape [printed by Ulrich Liebpert or his heirs?], 1714. 4to. With 26 botanical illustrations on 6 numbered engraved plates. Half vellum (ca. 1790?).

      - Alden & Landis 714/158; A. von Haller, Bibl. bot. I (1771), p. 489; Pritzel 10506. First edition of a medical guide to the use of plants that can improve health and are available from apothecaries, by the Berlin physician Bartholomaeus Zorn (1639-1717). It discusses the medicinal use of about 1500 plants, many from Mexico and South America, including a nine-page chapter on tobacco. It also has chapters on coffee and cannabis. The clear illustrations include tea, vanilla, cacao and other medicinal and culinary plants. The plants are arranged alphabetically by their Latin names, but there are indexes of both the Latin (including some alternative) and the German names.Foxed throughout and with occasional, mostly marginal worm holes or small stains, affecting an occasional word of the text on a few leaves, but otherwise in good condition. The binding is rubbed and tattered, with the lower part of the backstrip lost. A detailed guide to medical botany, including tobacco, chocolate, tea, coffee and cannabis.

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        Roma antica. Edizione terza romana

      Roma, a spese di Carlo Barbiellini, nella stamperia di Lorenzo Capponi. 1771, Roma - In- 4°, cart. orig. (leg. un po' stanca). (4), xvi 488, (2), 27, (1), xxxx, (2) pp., frontespizio stampato in rosso e nero con incisione allegorica al centro, alcune figure incise in legno n.t. ritratto dell' autore e 17 tavole incise in rame (5 ripiegate) f.t. Esemplare intonso della tiratura in-4 su carta greve. Fossati Bellani, 931. Borroni, 80354. Rossetti, 7317. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia universale dal principio del mondo sino al presente. Scritta da una compagnia di letterati inglesi, ricavata da fonti originali, ed illustrata con carte geografiche, e rami ec. Tradotta dall'inglese. Con giunta di varie note. [Insieme a:] Parte moderna ossia continuazione dell'istoria universale dal principio del mondo sino al presente.

      Domenico Marzi e Co.-Gaspero Pecchioni-Eredi Pecchioni, 1771. 54 volumi in 8vo (mm 211x150). Legatura in mezza pelle verde coeva, con titolo, fregi e numero del volume in oro al dorso. Frontespizio in nero e rosso, con marca editoriale incisa su tutti i volumi. I primi venti volumi furono pubblicati ad opera di Domenico Marzi e compagni, dal volume 21 al 41, presso Gaspero Pecchioni, i volumi dal 41 al 54 presso gli eredi Pecchioni. L'opera, costitutita da oltre 20.000 pagine, accompagnate da 70 tavole fuori testo (carte geografiche, illustrazioni e tavole schematiche), costituisce una imponente ed affascinante impresa culturale del XVIII secolo. La sua pubblicazione fu resa possibile dalla sottoscrizione di diverse personalità dell'epoca, una soluzione alla quale si fece spesso ricorso per realizzare grandi imprese culturali. L'opera è ancora apprezzabile, non solamente come testimonianza del pensiero e delle conoscenze settecentesche, ma anche per l'elegante veste tipografica e per il vastissimo repertorio iconografico. Seconda edizione italiana. L'originale testo inglese "An universal history from the earliest account of time, compiled from original authors and illustrated with maps, cuts, notes, chronological and other tables" (J. Batley, E. Symon, T. Osborne, J. Crokatt, London 1736-1745) fu tradotto in tedesco, in francese ed in italiano. La prima edizione italiana uscì a Venezia (anche se sul frontespizio compare Amsterdam) a spese di Antonio Foglierini (1765-1821). Gran parte delle notizie relative a quest'opera sono ricavate dallo studio effettuato dal prof. Guido Abbattista, in Storia della storiografia, Ed. Jaca book, sotto il titolo "The english universal history: publishing, autorship and historiography in an european project (1736-1790)". Il dorso di alcuni volumi risulta danneggiato, sono presenti fioriture e aloni, ma nel complesso i volumi si trovano in buone condizioni. Catalogo unico: ITICCU RMGE 001580.

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        Comoediae sex, . commentario perpetuo illustratae. Accedunt interpretes vetustiores, Aelius Donatus, . Frid. Lindenbruchii observationes . Curavit Arn. Henr. Westerhovius. The Hague, Pierre Gosse, 1726. 3 parts in 2 volumes, bound as 1. 4to (26 x 21.5 x 12 cm). With 2 title-pages printed in red and black, each preceded by the same frontispiece, and a full-page portrait of Terence. Mottled richly gold-tooled calf (1771 or shortly before), each board with the crowned Zwolle coat of arms above a panel with "ZWOLLÆ." as centrepiece. The binding was made by the First Zwolle Prize bindery, tentatively associated with Simon Clement, with the manuscript prize inscription from the rector of the Zwolle gymnasium dated summer 1771.

      - Dibdin, II, p. 475; for the binding tools: Spoelder, Prijsboeken, p. 725; J. Storm van Leeuwen, Dutch decorated bookbinding in the eighteenth century, vol. IIB, pp. 1018-1027. Celebrated edition, the first to be edited by Arnoldus Henricus Westerhovius, of all six comedies by Terence, his only known work, still regarded as highlights of classical literature and the earliest well-known works by an African-born author, with extensive commentaries and indexes. Dibdin described it as "a sumptuous and valuable edition", which "will be found to contain the learned observations of Lindenbrogius, of Calphurnius upon the 'Heautontomorumenos', of Eugraphius, enlarged from two Leiden MSS. and the commentaries of Donatus. The index is copious". With a manuscript inscription in Latin, dated summer 1771, by Friedrich Ludwig Abresch, rector of the Gymnasium in Zwolle, presenting the book as a prize to Wilt Gerrit Jan van Rhemenshuizen (1757-1827), when he advanced from the second to last to the final class. From 1781 on he was member of the "Ridderschap" of Overijssel, and in 1814 he was appointed member of the Provincial States of Gelderland (NNBW IX, cols. 860-861). The binding (12 cm thick!) was made by what Storm van Leeuwen calls the First Zwolle Prize Bindery (active 1766-1789), and he suggests it was operated by Simon Clement (ca. 1725?-1795).

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        Zemire en Azor, zangspel. Met konstwerken en balletten. Gevolgd naar het Fransche. Amsterdam, Jan Helders, Abraham Mars, 1783. 8vo. With an engraved title-page including a vignette by H.L. Meyling, a letterpress title-page with an emblematic engraved vignette by Reinier Vinkeles. Extra added in this copy are an additional letterpress title-page, also dated "1783", but with a portrait of Pieter Pijpers engraved by Theodorus Koning dated 1789, accompanied by the letterpress explanatory leaf with a poem "Op myne afbeelding door Theodorus Koning", dated 1789, signed by Pijpers in brown ink. Further with 3 extra added engraved plates, plus 1 repeated in an earlier state with no lettering, depicting scenes from the play by various Dutch artists (

      - Van Aken, Cat. Ned. Toneel II, p. 351 (mentioning only a title-vignette); Moderne Encyclopedie van de Wereldliteratuur, vol. 7, p. 239; STCN (8 copies, only 3 with engr. title). Splendid copy, luxuriously extra-illustrated 5 years after the original publication, of the first edition of Pijpers's Dutch adaptation of Marmontel's 1771 Zémire et Azor, a version of the fairytale, Beauty and the beast. It is signed in brown ink by the author, and on the last page by G. de Visscher as a warrant of authenticity.STCN notes that some copies, like ours, have 2 additional folia: an illustrated typographical title-page (with Pijpers's roundel portrait on a monument) and a poem by Pieter Pijpers, entitled "Op Myne afbeelding", dated 1789. Apart from these extra leaves, our copy is embellished with 6 plates with scenes of the play from the original French edition of Marmontel's play, published in Paris, 1771, here all beautifully coloured, and with 3 extra plates by Dutch artists, probably made to illustrate a third edition; a second edition appeared in 1786.Zémire and Azor was a comical opera in 4 acts composed by the Belgian composer André Grétry, with a French text by Jean François Marmontel (1723-1799), based on Jean Marie Prince de Beaumont's 1756 La belle et la bête and P.C. Nivelle de la Chaussé's 1742 Amour pour Amour. The opera was first performed on 9 November 1771, stayed in the French repertory until at least 1821 and enjoyed worldwide success. With the circular morocco bookplate of P. May, with his interlaced monogram in gold, and the blind stamp of a private Dutch collection on the endpapers. With generous margins and many deckles intact. In very good condition, with only occasional very minor spotting and a water stain in one of the blank guard leaves protecting the coloured plates. Corners bumped and back board rubbed. Desirable, extra-illustrated Dutch Beauty and the beast, incorporating lavishly coloured Dutch and French plates.

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        L'histoire du regne de l'empereur Charles-Quint

      Chez Saillant & Nyon 1771 - - Chez Saillant & Nyon, A Paris 1771, In-12 (10x17cm), xxiv, 8p. 399pp. et (4) 474pp. et (4) 464pp. et (4) 562pp. et (4) 511pp. et (4) 507pp., 6 volumes reliés. - Edition originale française traduite de l'anglais par Suard, après la première anglaise parue en 1769. Cette édition a été imprimée dans le même temps au format in-4 en 2 tomes. Reliure en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin. Coiffe de tête du tome VI arrachée. Manque en tête du tome III avec mors ouverts en tête. Coiffe de queue du tome VI en partie élimée. Manque en queue du tome II. Mors inférieur du tome III ouvert en tête. Ensemble frotté. Coins émoussés. L'Histoire de Charles-Quint est sans conteste l'un des grands classiques historiques du XVIIIe, dont le modèle fera de nombreux émules, l'auteur cherchant à saisir, au delà de la simple histoire factuelle, la marche historique d'une civilisation et son esprit singulier. Un tableau des progrès de la société en Europe, depuis la destruction de l'empire romain jusqu'au commencement du seizième siècle. L'introduction est un précis d'histoire des premiers siècles chrétiens. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition Bound in full marbled contemporary sheepskin. Back with nerves decorated. parts of title in red morocco and volume number morocco . head Headgear torn Volume VI. Lack of head of Volume III with joints open mind. tail cap of Volume VI threadbare in part. Lack tail of Volume II. lower joint of Volume III open mind. Rubbed together. Corners bumped. xxiv, 8p. 399pp. et (4) 474pp. et (4) 464pp. et (4) 562pp. et (4) 511pp. et (4) 507pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"Aussicht auf die Elbe und auf die Gegenden nach Süden aus dem Baumhause in Hamburg\". Blick aus dem Baumhaus am Baumwall auf den Hafen mit Schiffen.

       Altkol. Kupferstich von G.A. Liebe nach J.G.B., Leipzig, dat. 1771, 37 x 45 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIII, S. 196: \"6. Bl. Ansichten von Hamburg und Umgebg. (Nordalbingische Lustgegenden\"), 1770/71, nach einem Monogrammisten J.G.B. - Das Baumhaus in Hamburg war die Endstation der optischen Telegraphenlinie Cuxhafen-Hamburg, später der Turm des neuen Postgebäudes (Alte Post). - Im Passepartoutausschnitt einheitlich leicht gebräunt. In Goldleiste gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Hamburg

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        Observations sur la cure radicale de plusieurs polypes de la matrice, de la gorge et du nez, opérée par de nouveaux moyens inventés

      Paris, Didot le jeune, 1771. 1771, 1771, in-8, 40-595-[5] pp, 6 pl. dépl, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre rouge, tranches rouges, Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée, la première étant de 1749. 6 planches en taille-douce gravées par Mutel d'après les dessins de l'auteur, représentant des polypes, des interventions chirurgicales et des instruments d'obstétriques. Levret est le premier à distinguer les polypes de l'utérus et du vagin ; il tente, pour la première fois, de lier ceux qui se trouvent tout près de l'orifice de la matrice, sans les tirer en-dehors, grâce à des instruments de son invention. Accoucheurs de la Dauphine, André Levret (1703-1780) fut l'un des premiers à préconiser l'emploi des forceps dans les cas d'accouchements laborieux. Pour cela, il mit au point de nouveaux instruments dont certains, encore aujourd'hui, portent son nom. Il fit quelques observations fondamentales sur les anomalies pelviennes. De la bibliothèque de Joseph-Claude-Anthelme Récamier (1774-1852), le fondateur de la gynécologie moderne, inventeur du speculum qui porte son nom, avec son étiquette ex-libris. Bon exemplaire, de provenance très intéressante. Déchirure angulaire, avec légère perte, à la planche 2. Charnières frottées, deux mors fendus, coupes et coins usés, coiffe supérieure arasée. Wellcome III, 509. Dezeimeris III, 450

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        Teorica e pratica de' notari divisa in tre tomi nei quali si tratta di qualsivoglia contratto e disposizione di ultima volontà composta da Emanuelle Vignolo notaro genovese e collegiato con l'indice degli argomenti, formule, contratti & c. Opera molto utile, e necessaria non solo ai notari, ma anche ai giudici, avvocati, procuratori, e negozianti.

      Agostino Pizzorno, 1771. Tre volumi in 4° (mm 235x175), pp. XII, 329, (1), XVI, 260, VIII, 226, [1] tavola ripiegata. Segnatura: )6, A-Ss4, X1, )-))4, A-Ii4, Kk2, )4, A-Dd4, Ee6. Legatura in cartonato coevo, con etichetta e titolo stampato al dorso. Manca l'ultima carta, bianca, del terzo tomo. Ottima copia.

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        The Farmer's Tour Through the East of England Being The Register of a Journey through various Counties of this Kingdom, to enquire into the State of Agriculture, &c. Containing, I. The particular Methods of cultivating the soil. II. The Conduct of live Stock, and the modern System of Breeding. III. The State of Population, the Poor, Labour, Provisions, &c. IV. The Rental and Value of the Soil, and its Division into Farms, with various Circumstances attending their Size and State. V. The Minutes of the above five hundred original Experiments, communicated by several of the Nobility, Gentry, &c. With Other Subjects that tend to explain the present State of English Husbandry. By the Author of the Farmer's Letters, and the Tours through the North and South of England.

      8vo. All in original calf bindings with raised bands, red labels lettered in gilt. Printed on fine laid (rag) paper Vol. 1. Half title, title, dedication, Contents, Preface [i - xlviii.] B - Ii8 , 1 to 495pp, as called for. Containing plates 1 to 5, two of which are folding, plus fold out table opposite page 404. Contents clean and crisp, front board a little tender, corners bumped else vg. Vol. 2. Title, Contents [iv] B - Nn8, 1 to 560pp, as called for. Containing plates 6 to 20, 9 of which are folding but plates 19 & 20 are infact on one sheet. Contents clean and crisp, crack down spine but still firm, extremities bumped else vg. Vol. 3. Title, Contents [iv] B - Ii2, 483pp. Plates 21 to 27, 5 of which are folding. Contents crisp and clean but with tears to pages 27/28, 29/30, and 43/44 , 45/46 with no loss of text, else vg. Vol. 4. Title, Contents, [iv] B - Ll6, 1 to 523pp as called for, + Adverts given as Mm [iv] with an announcement and then 3 pages of advertisement for other works, last page of adverts often missing, making 4pp in total. Plates 28 and a folding additional plate, not numbered, given as Appendix vol. 4 page 480. So there are a total of 28 numbered plates, although two are on one sheet these being 19 & 20, then there is an additional folding plate, not numbered and given as Appendix sheet. There are 17 folding plates and 1 folding table. All volumes have a later book plate of Edward Croker in pale pink with armoreal design in b/w. Calf binding on some volumes worn in places.

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        Office de la quinzaine de Pâques, à l'usage de Rome

      624 pages et (1) frontispice Paris, Louis-Guillaume de Hansy, 1771, in-12, 624 pages et (1) frontispice, Reliure en maroquin rouge d'époque, dos à nerfs orné et lettres dorées, motifs à la dentelle sur les plats avec quatres fers dorés placés dans les coins du rectangle central, coupes et chasses ornées ainsi que la queue et la coiffe, tranches dorées, Ouvrage contenant toutes les cérémonies des différents offices célébrés durant les quinze jours Pascal ainsi que des réflexions sur les Mystères, des exercices et des prières pour la confession et la communion. L'oeuvre s'agrémente également de méditations et propose une traduction française de certains hymnes en vers. La première édition de cet ouvrage date de 1725 et contenait les offices à l'usage de Rome et de Paris. On enleva ces derniers à partir des années 1740. Ex libris manucrit Marie Rambaud. Joli exemplaire malgré une reliure un peu frottée et quelques rousseurs.

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        Les métamorphoses de Melpomene et de Thalie. Ou caractère dramatique des comédies françoises et italiennes.

      Paris, chez l'auteur, Megré, Versailles, Blaizot, (1771). - in-8, titre gravé, 1f. de nomenclature gravé et 23 planches. Cousu dans une couverture muette de papier cuve ancien. Premier tirage de cette suite passionnante pour la représentation des costumes de théâtre au XVIII°s. Beau titre gravé dans une large bordure rococo aux attributs de la comédie ; 23 planches gravées en taille-douce présentant chacune un acteur de la Comédie Française ou Italienne dans son rôle (environ 11 x 9 cm à la cuvette). Le tout imprimé sur papier fort. Bellecour, Drouin, Préville, Clairon, Dumenil, le Kain. La suite était également proposée avec les figures coloriées. Il sera donné un nouveau tirage à Londres l'année suivante. Whirsker, artiste non signalé par Bénézit, vivait rue St. Honoré à Paris. (Brunet III, 1676 - Pas dans Béraldi. - Cohen p. 1066. - Colas 3073). - Exemplaire grand de marges. Petites piqûres sur le titre, le reste en bon état.

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        El Fuero Viejo de Castilla, Sacado, y comprobado con el exemplar de la misma Obra, que existe en la Real Biblioteca de esta Corte, y con otros MSS.

      Madrid: Por D. Joachin Ibarra, Impresor de Cámara de S. M. 1771 - Publícanlo con notas historicas, y legales los doctores D. Ignacio Jordán de Asso y del Rio, y D. Miguel de Manuel y Rodriguez, Exâminadores nombrados por el Supremo Consejo para el Concurso á la Cátedra de Derecho Natural, y Política, que se establece en el Real S. Isidro.- Madrid: Por D. Joachin Ibarra, Impresor de Camara de S. M., MDCCLXXI [1771].- [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // Fol.(306x211mm. ); [4], LVI, 143 p.; sign.: []2, a-g4, A-S4.- Encuadernación en pergamino (algo corta); portada con rastro de habérsele limpiado un sello; cuerpo limpio con márgenes magníficos en perfecto estado.- Refs.: CCPB 000057838-X y 000337741-5; Palau, 18725. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Jakob Fergusons Mitglieds der Königl. Gesellschaft in London Anfangsgründe der Sternseherkunst für die Jugend im zehen Gesprächen. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Mit 7 astronomischen Kupfern auf Tafeln im Anhang. Damaliges Thun-Hohensteinches Eigentum, Schloß Tetschen in Böhmen. mit ursprünglichem Exlibris- auf dem Vorsatz versehen u. verso auf Titelblatt mehrfach gestempelt. Florale Titelvignette; einfache Zierleisten. Erste deutsche Ausgabe

      Leipzig: Engelhart Benjamin Schwickert 1771 HLDr. der Zeit mit Lederecken, Rückenvergoldung, schwarzes Titelschildchen, Besitzerschildchen (jetzt teilweise mit Verlust abgeblättert), gemusterte Deckel, [7]+176 Seiten, Beilagen, 8° Exemplar leicht berieben und bestoßen, Kanten und Ecken leicht beschabt, Kopfkapital leicht eingerissen, Seiten stellenweise leicht gebräunt, letzte Tafel etwas stockfleckig, sonst sehr guter Zustand, insgesamt guter Zustand, selten!Alte Drucke, Erstausgaben, Astronomie, Naturwissenschaften, Naturgeschichte

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        AN ORATION DELIVERED APRIL 2d, 1771. AT THE REQUEST OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON; TO COMMEMORATE THE BLOODY TRAGEDY OF THE FIFTH OF MARCH, 1770

      Boston: Printed by Edes and Gill, by Order of the Town of Boston, 1771. 19pp. Titlepage with double black border. Quarto. Modern three-quarter red calf and cloth, gilt leather label. Extremities rubbed. Old institutional ink stamp on half title. Minor soiling and foxing. Very good. An important oration delivered in the wake of the Boston Massacre. This was the first such oration, and their annual delivery became a patriotic staple. "This oration, asserting the rights of the colonists to 'full English liberty' is one of the classics of the revolutionary period. It is the first Boston Massacre oration" - Streeter. EVANS 12099. CHURCH 1086. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 85. STREETER SALE 742. SABIN 42374.

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        Taschen-Bibliothek der neuesten unterhaltendsten Reisebeschreibungen. Nach ausländischen Quellen bearbeitet. Erster Jahrgang: erstes und zweites Bändchen.

      256 + 240 S. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. EA. Zwei von vier Teilen des ersten Jahrganges, von insgesamt drei Jahrgängen. Apart. - St. a. T., Buchhändlermarke a. V., hds. Eintrag a. V., leicht stockfleckig, etw. berieben, leichte Gbrsp. - Beinhaltet die Reise von Calcutta nach London (Erste und zweite Abtlg. bis Neapel), Briefe aus Spanien, Blick auf La Havanah, Seeräuberleben und Briefe aus Paramaribo. - Fischer (1771 - 1829) studierte 1788-92 Jura in Leipzig, bereiste bis 1794 die Schweiz, Italien und Frankreich und wurde Hofmeister in Spanien, Holland und Rußland, ehe er 1799 nach Deutschland zurückkehrte. Er lebte als Privatgelehrter in Dresden, wurde 1803 in Jena zum Magister promoviert und war seit 1804 Prof. der Kultur- und Literaturgeschichte in Würzburg. Zu seinen zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen gehören Voltaires politische Ideen (1793) und Biographien unglücklicher Könige (1800), Reisebeschreibungen wie die Reise von Amsterdam über Madrid nach Cadiz und Genua (1799) und galante Erotische Schriften (1807). (DBE)

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        The New London Spy:

      ondon- J Cooke, 1771 Book. Fair. Hardcover. First edition.. A very scarce first edition of this 18th century London tabloid. An important and early work, very scarce and last seen at auction in 2012. Collated: Completewith frontispiece. With twelve page publisher's catalogue to the rear not called for. (ESTC T225033)Attributed to Richard King, a pseudonym. 'Wherein are displayed the various scenes of Covent-Garden and its Environs, The Theatres, Jelly-Houses, Gaming-Houses, Night Houses, Coteries, Masquerades, Mock-Masquerades, Public Gardens and other places of entertainment as well as of Civil Reception, Public and Private. Together with the various Humours of the different Inhabitants of the Metropolis: particularly of Bloods, Bucks, Bullies, Choice Spirits, and Fellows of High Fun; Motherly Matrons, and their obliging Daughters; Jilts, Mock Milliners, Pimps, Panders, Jugglers, Parasites, Mock Patriots; Shallow Politicians, Ministerial Undertrappers; French Hair-Dressers, Parish Beadles, Reforming Constables, Decrepit Watchmen &c. &c. &c. The Whole exhibiting A Striking Portrait of London as it appears in the Present Year 1771'A popular revamp of Edward Ward's original London Spy, ostensibly intended as a rough guide to London detailing the dangers and diversions of London life. In realityThe New London Spy served as a precursor to modern tabloid newspapers, offering sensationalised stories of London's underbelly and gossip about the London elite. Condition: In original blue paper covered boards. Externally, worn. Front joint and hinge have failed with board detached and present. Frontispiece and endpapers attached to front board. Loss to spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained to publisher's advertisements at the rear. Pages age toned with foxing to title page and frontispieceand light scattered spotting throughout. Occasional handling marks. Page 75/6 (G2/3) torn across without loss. Title page cut at bottom to remove 'price two shillings' under publisher's imprint. Overall: FAIR.

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        OBERMARCHTAL. - Sailer, Sebastian. Das Jubilierende Marchtall, oder Lebensgeschichte des Hochseligen Konrad Kneers weiland dreyzehnten Abtens des besagten unmittelbaren freyen Reichsstifts, des heiligen exempten Ordens von Prämonstrat an der Donau in Schwaben.

      Auf Kosten des Reichsstifts Marchtall 1771 - 23 x 18 cm. 8 Bl., 290 S., 2 Bl. Mit 3 (1 davon mehrf. gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild. ADB Bd. 36, S. 763; Heyd 5349. - Zur 600-Jahrfeier des Klosters herausgegebene Lebensbeschreibung des Abtes Konrad Kneer (1592-1660), mit einer kurzen Geschichte des Klosters, "die auch kulurhistorisch beachtlich ist" (ADB). Der Autor Sebastian Sailer (1714-1777) war Prediger im Kloster Marchtal und vor allem bekannt durch seine Leistungen für die schwäbische Mundart. - Der gefaltete Kupferstich zeigt eine dekorative Gesamtansicht des Klosters von einer Anhöhe. - Einband beschabt und bestoßen. Nur minimal fleckig. - In einem schönen Exemplar wie diesen, mit allen Tafeln, sehr selten.

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        Die Kunst des reinen Satzes in der Musik aus sicheren Grundsätzen hergeleitet und mit deutlichen Beyspielen erläutert. 2 in 4 Bdn.

      [5] Bll., 250, VI S. [2]Bl., 153 S. Tit., 232 S. [2]Bl., 188 S. Mit 3 gefalteten Tabellen u. zahlr. Notenbeispielen im Text. Marmor. HLdrBde.d.Zt. mit Rückenschildchen, Kanten u. Deckel etw. berieben, innen kaum gebräunt u. fleckenfrei. Eitner V, 374 Fetis IV,40 MGG VII,952 Hirsch I,272 Bibl. Wolffheim I,736 Schmieder 1195. - Bd. I. in zweiter Auflage (Erstausgabe 1771).- Hauptwerk des Komponisten und Musiktheoretikers K. (1721-1783), der ein Schüler von J.S. Bach war. "Er war ein eiskalter Theoretiker, aber doch ein Schriftsteller von grossem Gewicht. Man hat noch nichts Gründlicheres als seine Kunst des reinen Satzes" (Eitner).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        The Life of Benvenuto Cellini:

      London: Printed for T. Davies,, 1771. A Florentine Artist. Containing A Variety of Curious and Interesting Particulars, relative to Painting, Sculpture and Architecture; and The History of his own Time. Written by himself in the Tuscan Language, and translated from the original by Thomas Nugent. Two volumes, octavo (206 x 124 mm). Contemporary speckled full calf, spine in compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and two morocco labels, one tan one green, blind rolled board edges, red speckled edges. Portrait frontispiece after Varsari to volume one. Near contemporary armorial bookplate of Colonel Cooper overlaying earlier illustrated bookplate in both volumes, two library tickets in both volumes, later illustrated bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst in the first volume. Joints just splitting at the ends, and two small worm holes, but sound, with only light rubbing and a few minor marks to covers, and internally remarkably fresh, unrestored and still an excellent copy. First English edition of this famous autobiography by Mannerist artist, musician and soldier of the Florentine Renaissance, Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), translated by Thomas Nugent and illustrated with a portrait frontispiece after Giorgio Vasari. Cellini's colourful biography is a key source-book for the Renaissance.

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        Geschichte des gegenwärtigen Kriegs zwischen Rußland, Polen, und der Ottomanischen Pforte. (Aus dem Italienischen von J. Ch. Schmidlin).

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1771 - 1775. 36 Tle. in 6 Bänden. Mit 14 gest. Porträts, 16 altkolor. gest. Uniformtafeln, 9 teilkolor. gest. Faltkarten und 18 meist gefalt. Kupfertafeln sowie 1 gest. Titelvignette. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. 21 x 17 cm. Nitsche/Stender 40 (nur Tle. 1-3); Pohler II, 71; Schmitt 1147. - Verfasser ermittelt nach Melzi III, 109. - Übersetzer ermittelt nach Holzmann-B. II, 6567. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe, so vollständig wie vorliegend sehr selten. - Reich illustrierte Chronik des russisch-türkischen Krieges von 1768 bis 1774, mit detaillierten Ausführungen zu Vorgeschichte und Verlauf des Krieges, Friedensbemühungen, innerpolitischen Verhältnissen, Beschreibung des türkischen Staates und seiner Streitkräfte u. v. m. - Die Kupfer u. a. mit Porträts von Katharina II., Peter III., Paul I., Mustafa III., Admiral Spiritoff, Einnahme der Festung Chozim, Meerenge der Dardanellen, türkischen Feldzeichen, Ansicht von Bukarest, Festungen Precop und Jaffa sowie Uniformen. - Tls. leicht gebräunt, 1 Band tls. etw. feuchtfleckig, 1 Ansichtstafel mit Abriss (größerer Bildverlust), 2 Titel mit ergänztem Randausriss (etwas Buchstabenverlust), Vorsatz mit altem Namenszug. 2 Exlibris (darunter 1 gest. Wappen-Exlibris). Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Lex Mercatoria Rediviva. or, the Merchant's Directory. Being a complete Guide to all Men in Business, whether as Traders, Remitters, Owners, Freighters, Captains, Insurers, Brokers, Factors, Supercargoes, Agents. Containing an Account of our Trading Companies and Colonies, with their Establishments, and an Abstract of their Charters; the Duty of Consuls, and the Laws subsisting about Aliens, Naturalization and Denization. To which is added, a State of the present general Traffick of the whole world; describing the Manufactures and Products of each particular Nation: and Tables of the Correspondence and Agreement of the European Coins, Weights, and Measures, with the Addition of all others that are known. Extracted from the Works of the best

      London: J. Rivington T. Longman etc 1771 - Folio. pp.[x]+898+[xix](index). Contemporary calf, rebacked to style, red morocco label. Including a large folding table titled 'A Modern Universal Table, of the Real and Imagined Monies of the World'. Nice birthday presentation inscription on front paste-down: "Moulden Fryer. Kinson Cottage / from his most affectionate Brother / W. H. Fryer. / Sunday 26th October 1845 / a birthday gift. 1. Moulden Fryer / 2. Kinson Cottage / 3. Wimborne / 4. Dorsetshire / 5. England / 6. Europe / 7. The World". This edition not in Kress. First published 1750. With sections on the modern and ancient trade of Arabia and Persia, including a description of Muscat: "Mascate is a city in Arabia Felix [.] and is a Place of greater Trade than any other in the Gulf of Ormus." p.743-4.

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