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        John Hancock

      , March 18 1771. March 18 1771. An interesting letter from Bristol merchant Henry Cruger to John Hancock concerning the possibility of a joint commercial venture. Hancock docketed it on the verso: "Henry Cruger Esq. from Bristol Rec'd May 9th 1771 By Capt Gough". Cruger's letter states: "... being a merchant, I have for some time past been desirous to have a connection with you in that character. At any Rate, I was ambitious of a Correspondence with you ... upon the encouragement given me by a number of gentlemen to put up one of my ships to take in good upon a General Freight for Boston - I determined to address her to you... Mr. Palfrey inform'd me of your inclination to establish a Ship on the Trade betwixt Boston & Bristol - and paid me the compliment to say I was the first & only person in the place that he would wish to see you connected with... very willing to hold a concern with you in a Vessel on this trade - either 1/4 or a 1/3d as was most agreable [sic] to your good self - but at the same time I think the more owners you have of your side of the water, the better on account of their orders for goods to promote her Freight. I am largely in the New York Trade - have the consignments of many vessels yearly... I submit the matter wholy [sic] to your discretion - I think if you were to build a good little ship of 150 to 160 tons, & have two or three owners of your side the water - I mean large importers of dry Goods - there is no doubt but the concern would get money by it. Engage your Friends who do business to this place to give your vessel the preference & my interest here can always command what freight is going... there are but few [articles sent] from your country to this... sixty or eighty tons of oil by a vessel goes off very well and so will 15 or 20 tons of pot ash. Dye wools of all sorts will sell in any quantity... lumber we abound in... NB spermacati oil is always L3 or L4 a ton lower in summer than winter... inclosed [sic] I beg leave to trouble you with three bills of Lading... I would not trouble you in this matter but as it may tend to promote the freight of a vessel of your own should you one day or other have one in trade... I have taken the liberty to trouble you with the consignment... should be glad to have my ship returned to Bristol directly if you can procure a Freight... [we] are quite overstocked with that kind of American lumber & it is become exceedingly cheap and very difficult to dispose of... Hen: Cruger Jr." British trade with the colonies was usually carried on in American-built ships. When ships themselves were the commodity, they were generally built in New England, loaded at a southern port, and then sent to their final destination in England. The two biggest colonial ports before the Revolution were Boston and Philadelphia; each controlled an extended peripheral region. New York controlled the business in that area, including western Connecticut and east New Jersey; Newport controlled Rhode Island; Charleston controlled South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Commerce involved barter, specie transactions, and bills of exchange; credit, however, was the most used form of exchange. The commercial relations of the colonies were greatly restricted by English laws; the colonists often circumvented these laws and carried on business to their best advantage. When England finally decided to enforce the restrictions, the colonists quickly grew angry and resented their loss of autonomy. The letter is in very good condition, with a few holes and tears. The ink, however, is quite dark and the content legible.

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        Asmodaeus, Der hinckende Ehe-Teufel. Ein Sing-Spiel von dreyen Handlungen; nebst einem Zwischen-Spiel: Die verstellten und wahrsagenden Zigeuner. Die Musik zu diesem Singspiele sowol, als zum Ballet ist allhier ganz neu Componirt von Herrn Anton Götzlicher.

      Cölln, im Monath September 1771. - Mit Holzschnitt-Vignette auf Titel. 41 S. Rückenbroschur. Nicht bei Fromm und Hayn-Got.; über KVK nur die deutsche Erstausgabe von 1730 nachweisbar, diese völlige Umarbeitung des erotischen Klassikers "Diable boiteux" zum Singspiel und Ballett ist für mich nicht nachweisbar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Murner the Ghost Kitty - a Gothic Tale]. Aelurias epos iocosum

      Braunschweig: Impensis Orphanotrophei ("Orphanage Press"), 1771. First edition in Latin. Very good. 8vo. xii, 64pp. Contemporary German polished calf, pale pink and yellow marbled endpapers, five raised bands on spine, compartments gilt, marbled edges, label removed from inside front cover. A very pretty copy of an extraordinary work. Herein the consequences of failing to properly inter the corpse of a cat (named "Murner" in the German) are described as in mock heroic verse. Disguised as a Gothic tale, the work evidences real problems of the disposal of animal remains in the mid to late 18th-century; moreover, it illustrates the degree to which domesticated animals were seen as worthy of proper burial. The work is of further interest on account of the unique and marvelous engraved illustrations, which are worthy of exhibition and study. "Murner in Hell" is a highly curious poem in heroic hexameter which relates the story of Murner the Ghost Kitty, who having been killed whilst attacking a caged canary haunts his owners for failing to properly inter his body. "Murner in Hell" has nothing to do with Thomas Murner (1475-ca. 1537) but is a travesty on Book XI of the Odyssey, in which Elpenor pleads for Odysseus to bury his body. In the present Gothic Tale, Murner the cat haunts the whole house until his corpse is buried. The fine engraved frontispiece shows the scene of the crime: the canary's cage is knocked onto the floor; the Ghost-Kitty is crushed by the weight of the Baron, who lies on top of the cage (and the poor cat); the Baron's detestable accomplice runs shrieking into the room, ecstatic that the "wretched" cat was dead. The Latin translation was prepared by Benedictus Christianus Avenarius, who also translated the "Fabulae Aliquot" of various authors (pp. 55-64). Several editions in four languages appeared in the late 18th-century. An English translation, now virtually unobtainable, was issued in 1781 under the title "Tabby in Elysium" (translated by R.E. Raspe -- see NCBE II, col. 171 = ESTC T49795). The first lines of Canto I read: "Sing, smiling Muse! Sing the great heroic deeds and the miserable death of an immortal Cat; he passed the black banks of Cocytus; and his bones, as those of other heroes, were entombed in marble." The last copy to appear at auction was sold at Sotheby's London in 1978. Included in the present offering is the text of the English translation. ADB XLIV, 634-641. See Goedeke IV:2, 71, 5; 8; 9.

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        Quakers

      [1771 - 1773]. Rare Broadside headed, <I>“Extract from the Epistle of the Meeting for Sufferings in London, dated the Sixth Day of the Seventh Month, 1751,”</I> 16” x 20.25”. <I>“Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, in Third-street, opposite the Work-House.”</I> Crukshank printed at this address from 1771-1773. The entire broadside has been silked on verso for preservation, strengthening the previously torn and missing portions at the separated folds which affected some of the text. On verso are 18 unsigned lines with medical content, including illnesses and possible remedies, penned by a patient (<I>“...I was taken with the Dropsey in the 10th Mo. 1783 and in November following I was so much swelled as to be almost incapable of helping myself – my Doctor had tried every thing without Success, except tapping which I refused...”</I>). Very Good condition. Joseph Crukshank was a member of the Society of Friends, and printed books, pamphlets, and broadsides for them as well as for his own sales. He opened a printing house in Philadelphia in 1769. This broadside is subheaded, <I>“To the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings of Friends in Great-Britain, Ireland and America.”</I> A similar extract was reprinted in 1791 by Isaac Collins, also a Quaker, and briefly Crukshank’s partner in a stationery and bookstore, Crukshank & Collins. Beginning, <I>“Dear Friends, We think it may be useful and expedient to revive in your remembrance some of the Motives which induced our Ancient Friends to forbear the vulgar Appellations of the Months and Days, and to observe in their Conversations and Writings of such Names as were agreeable to Scripture, and the Practice of good Men therein recorded...our Ancient Friends were conscientiously concerned to refrain from the Use of those Names of Months and Days which had been ascribed by way of Honour to the Idols of the Heathen, and in Conformity to their false Worships...”</I> Listed is <I>“A Brief Account of the Origin of the Names of some Months of the Year, and of all the days of the Week, now customarily and commonly used.”</I> After listing only the first eight months, explaining that the last four months <I>“still retain their numerical Latin Names,”</I> it is pointed out that <I>“As the Idolatrous Romans thus gave Names to several of the Months in Honour of their pretended Deities: So the like Idolatry prevailing among our Saxon Ancestors, induced them to call the Days of the Week by the Name of the Idol which on that Day they peculiarly worshipped.”</I> The origin of the names of the days of the week are explained as worshipping the Sun, the Moon, the idols Tuisco, Woden, and Thor, an “imaginary Goddess” called Friga, and Saturn. Since the medical-content writing on verso refers to the <I>“10th Mo. 1783,”</I> it was probably penned by a Quaker, even though November and January are also mentioned.

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        Histoire générale des insectes de Surinam et de toute l'Europe, contentant leurs descriptions, leurs figures, leures differentes metamorphoses . Par Mademoiselle Marie Sybille De Merian, En Deux Parties In-Folio, Troisieme Edition, revue, corrigée, & considérablement augumentée par M. Buch&#146;oz, médecine botaniste de seur Sa Majesté le Roi de Pologne, membre de plusieurs academiés . ouverage interessant pour les amateurs de l&#146;historie naturelle, et unique en son genre. Paris, Chez L.C. Desnos, 1771.

      L.C. Desnos, Paris 1771 - Groß-Folio (510 x 330 mm) 3 Bände in einem Band, neugebunden in rotem Maroquineinband im Stil der Zeit auf 7 Bünden. Rücken, Deckel und Innenkanten dekorativ ornamental blindgeprägt und vergoldet. Komplett mit 325 handkolorierten Kupferstichen auf 188 Blatt sowie Text. Es handelt sich um die dritte Ausgabe der zwei berühmten Werke von Maria Sybilla Merian und die vierte unbestätigte Ausgabe von Daniel Rabels ,Theatrum Florae&#146; erschienen bei dem Pariser Verleger Desnos 1771. Die Texte überprüft, korrigiert und erheblich erweitert von M. Buchoz. Handkoloriertes gestochenes allegorisches Titelblatt ,Recueil De Plantes de Surinam Par M.S. Merian .&#146;; gedruckter Titel ,Tome Premier. Des Plantes de Surinam.&#146;, 3 Bl., 72 gestochene Kupfertafeln, 72 S.; gedruckter Titel ,Tome Second. Les Plantes de L&#146;Europe.&#146;, 1 Bl., 184 Kupferstiche auf 47 Bl., 71 S.; gedruckter Titel ,Tome Troiseme: Des Plantes Bulbeuses, Liliacées, Carophyllées.&#146;, 69 gestochene Kupfertafeln, 69 S. A very well preserved book, printed on good paper, partially also light-green or light-blue paper was used for printing the engravings. The hand colour is consistently very beautiful and carefully executed. The plates in older and in later hand colours. Plate 2 of the Surinam Insects with an old mended tear in the upper blank white margin. All plates consistently clean and well preserved. Occasionally smaller stains or smallrustspots from the printing process are are visible in the paper. A few text pages with mild browning and smaller stains, too. Bound in modern red maroquin, spine in seven compartments and morocco lettering on spine. The covers, spine and inner edges ornamental blindpressed and richly decorative gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Predigt bey der Taufe zweyer Israeliten, samt einem kurzen Vorbericht (und) Form und Glaubensfrage bey der Taufe zweyer Juden zu Zürich den 12ten Merz 1771. 2 in 1 Band.

      Zürich, Bürgkli 1771 - (19:11,5 cm). 80 S., (1) Bl.; 24 S. Marmor. Broschur der Zeit, gering berieben. - Weigelt 281.1 und 153.1. &#150; Sehr seltenes Schweizer Judaicum; das zweite hier beigebundene Werk (ohne Impressum) noch seltener. &#150; &#132;Zween Israelitische Jünglinge / / wurden durch die vielen Ungereimtheiten des jüdischen Talmuds / /, durch Umgang mit einigen Christen und Proselyten, durch Lesung einiger Schriften, durch einige Blicke, die sie ins Neue Testament thun konnten, und auf einige andere Veranlassungen hin, unter dem erleuchtenden Einfluß der göttlichen Gnade, auf den Wunsch geleitet, die christliche Religion an einem Orte, wo sie völlige Freiheiten und von keinen Nachstellungen nichts zu besorgen hätten, mit Muße zu untersuchen. Sie entschlossen sich also, Berlin, wo sie beyde, der eine die Medicin, der andere den Talmud, studieren sollten, zu verlassen, und auf Zürich zu reisen&#147;. (Aus dem Vorbericht). &#150; Die Taufe der beiden Berliner Juden in Zürich, die dieser Schrift zugrunde liegt, sowie der Übertritt zweier (übel beleumdeter) Göttinger Juden zum Christentum, der auch in anderen Drucken gefeiert wurde, benutze Lavater propagandistisch in seiner, von vielen Zeitgenossen als peinlich und unangemessen empfundenen Auseinandersetzung mit Moses Mendelssohn, dem er seine Übersetzung: &#132;Herrn Carl Bonnets Philosophische Untersuchung der Beweise für das Christenthum samt desselben Ideen von der künftigen Glückseligkeit des Menschen aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen hrsg. von Johann Caspar Lavater&#147; widmete, und ihn aufforderte, diese Schrift entweder zu widerlegen oder zum Christentum überzutreten. Die dadurch ausgelöste jahrelange Debatte zog weite Kreise und zermürbte Mendelssohn. Vgl. Hartung, Juden und Deutsche Literatur, S. 16 ff. Eine der Reaktionen in dieser Auseinandersetzung - und ganz konkret auf die &#132;Predigt bey der Taufe zweyer Israeliten&#147; - war Lichtenbergs ironischer: &#132;Timorus, das ist Vertheidigung zweyer Israeliten, die durch die Kräftigkeit der Lavaterischen Beweisgründe und der Göttingischen Mettwürste bewogen den wahren Glauben angenommen haben&#147;. Berlin 1773. Vgl. dazu Lazarowicz, Verkehrte Welt. Vorstudien zu einer Geschichte der Deutschen Satire. Tübingen 1963, S. 191 ff. Exlibris, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLI (41) January to December 1771

      D Henry; F Newbery, London 1771 - iii, 532pp + plates. 24 b/w plates and maps (13 fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. Part of December and index missing [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A collection of decisions of the Court of King's Bench upon the poor's laws, down to the present time. In which are contained many cases never before published; extracted from the notes of a very eminent barrister deceased: the whole digested in a regular order. By a Barrister at Law of The Inner Temple. To which are prefixed, extracts from the Statutes concerning the poor.

      London: printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall ..... for P. Uriel and W. Griffin. [1771]. 8vo., (38) + lxxiii + 291 + (3)pp., including the preliminary errata leaf and the final advertisement leaf, with the early signature of a Thomas Preston on front free endpaper, contemporary calf with original red label lettered in gilt, some wear to joints and extremities but still a good, sound, copy. First edition.

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        MANUSCRIT PIECE SIGNEE PAR LOUIS XV 1771 SUR VELIN FOUCHER D'OBSONVILLE

      - MANUSCRIT PIECE SIGNEE PAR LOUIS XV 1771 SUR VELIN FOUCHER D'OBSONVILLE [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLI (41) January to December 1771

      London: D Henry; F Newbery. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. Part of December and index missing. 1771. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 532pp + plates. 24 b/w plates and maps (13 fold-out). .

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        The Tropick-bird

      printed for Benjamin White, London 1771 - Hand-coloured copper engraving, on fine laid paper. Very good condition. 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). Pictured alongside Wilson's storm-petrel, a small seabird, the red-billed tropicbird is one of three species of tropicbird, and it is commonly found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are large birds that resemble the pelican in their appearance as well as in their method of feeding, diving headfirst into the water to catch aquatic animals such as crustaceans. In his accompanying text, Catesby comments that "[t]hese birds are rarely seen but between the tropics, as the remotest distance from land. Their name seems to imply the limits of their abode; and though they are seldom seen but a few degrees north or south of either tropic, yet one breeding place is almost nine degrees from the northern tropic, viz. at Bermudas.They breed also in great numbers on some little islands at the east end of Puerto Rico." (Feduccia, Catesby's Birds of Colonial America (1985), p. 18) 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; cf. Feduccia, Catesby's Birds of Colonial America , pp. 18-19.

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        La Gerusalemme liberata

      appresso Agostino Delalain, Pietro Durand, Gio. Claudio Molini, In Parigi 1771 - 2 volumi in-8 (217x136 mm.), pp. (6), 331, (1, bianca); pp. (4), 340. Con 2 ritratti incisi in rame in antiporta dei rispettivi volumi, dedica calcografica al primo volume e 20 tavole incise in rame a piena pagina fuori testo. L'opera presenta 20 tavole calcografiche ad apertura dei Canti, frontespizi incisi da Henriquez su disegni di Gravelot, 2 titoli con vignette opera di Drouet, dedica incisa di Le Roy, 9 illustrazioni a piena pagina, 20 testate e 14 finalini opera di Baquoy, Duclos, Lingee, Le Roy, Patas, Ponce e altri su disegni di Gravelot. Vignette calcografiche ai frontespizi, testatine e finalini incisi in rame anche a piena pagina. Fisiologiche lievi fioriture ma copia molto bella. Legatura in pieno marocchino rosso foncé, piatti incorniciati da ferro a dente di topo e festone, dorso a neri con decori agli scomparti, titolo e numerazione di tomo in oro, tagli in oro. Bibliografa: Cohen-De Ricci, 974-975: «Très belle édition publiée par Conti, avec illustrations superbes», incise da Baquoy, Duclos, Henriquez, Le Roy, Massard ed altri su disegni interamente di Gravelot. «La Gerusalemme Liberata of 1771 is one of the few books that is lavishly illustrated entirely by Gravelot; he was then seventy-two years of age, but nevertheless these volumes contain some of his best work» (Salomons, Gravelot, 34). Cfr. Brunet V, 667; Choix XII, 18740. Gamba, 948; Guidi, Gerusalemme Liberata, 43; Tassiana Bergamo, 277. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Summary View of the Laws Relating to Subscriptions, &c, With.

      1771 - Adherence to the Creed of the Church of England [Randolph, Thomas (1701-1783), Attributed]. A Summary View of the Laws Relating to Subscriptions, &c. With Remarks, Humbly Offered to the Consideration of the British Parliament. London: [S.n.], Printed in the Year 1771. 36 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Negligible light rubbing to spine ends and corners, light toning to text. $500. * First edition, one of two issues from 1771 (the other an 8 pp. quarto). Subscription refers to one's adherence to the 39 Articles of Religion, the statement of the doctrines and practices of the Church of England that are part of the Book of Common Prayer. Degree candidates at Cambridge and Oxford were required to submit to a formal declaration of subscription. Using a legal argument, a Summary View opposes a recent movement to abolish this requirement. (Proponents of abolition, basing their case on William and Mary's 1701 Act of Toleration, presented a petition to Parliament in 1772 that was defeated.) Randolph, the presumed author, was a theologian and the president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. A second edition of this pamphlet was published in 1772. English Short-Title Catalogue T57412. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historiae Neapolitanae

      Sumptibus Joannis Gravier, 1771. LATINO 0,66 Tomo II, legatura a tutta pergamena con titoli in oro in doppio tassello al dorso, legatura ben salda, alla coperta macchioline brune sparse quale naturale segno del tempo, pagine imbrunite e fiorite, taglio annerito, primo fascicolo leggermente allentato dalla costa, al frontespizio annotazione manoscritta datata al 1822, in apertura presentazione dell'opera agli Illustrissimi Signori di Napoli, a seguire prefatio ad lectorem, testo su colonna con note a margine, volume in quarto, segnature e richiami presenti USATO

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        POESIE per le gloriose nozze dell'eccellenze loro il signor Pietro Venier e la signora Cecilia da Lezze.

      - In Padova, nella stamperia Conzatti, 1771, in-folio piccolo, br. in carta settecentesca decorata xilograficamente (il disegno, un alternarsi di spazi concavi e convessi riempiti di motivi vegetali e floreali, è stato ottenuto mediante l'impressione di due matrici, una in colore giallo e l'altra in colore nero, il tutto su fondo precedentemente dipinto in un verde tendente al turchese, la carta è lucidata), pp. XXXVI. Con grande stemma degli sposi in calcografia in antiporta, vignetta sul frontespizio, 4 testate, 3 finali e 4 iniziali calcografici. Angolo inferiore esterno del frontespizio reintegrato, per il resto bellissimo esemplare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Antique Master Print-WILLIAM CHAMBERS-PROOF BEFORE TITLE-Houston-Coates-1771

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Sr. Wm. Chambers.' - Portrait of Sir William Chambers. Mezzotint on hand laid paper. Watermark: circle with IHS, a heart and three nails = Auvergne paper. Made by 'Richard Houston' after 'Francis Coates'. Richard Houston (Irish; 1721-1775) was one the important mezzotintmakers in England in the 18th. Century. His work can be seen as one of the best quality mezzotints of its time. He was a pupil of John Brooks. His major works are after Sir Joshua Reynolds and plates after Rembrandt. Francis Cotes (1726-1770) was an English painter, one of the pioneers of English pastel painting, and a founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768. Condition: Excellent, given age. Small margins, paper somewhat browned. Some small spots in the caption below the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 11.2 x 15.4 inch. The image size is ca. 10.8 x 15 inch. The overall size is ca. 28.4 x 39.2 cm. The image size is ca. 27.5 x 38.2 cm.

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        Encyclopedie. Forges ou art du fer contenant cinquante-deux planches, dont deux doubles. Tavole originali dell'Encyclopedie

      1771. circa, 40,5 cm, cartella recente in mezza tela, p. 45 di spiegazione delle tavole (2), 52 incisioni a piena pagina di cui 2 a doppia pagina. Fascicolo completo di testo e tavole per questa voce dell'enciclopedia

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        The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. 5 vols.

      Printed for J. Whiston, &c. 1771/1771 - Vol. I with engr. portraits, 2 plates, & 2 folding maps; vol. IV with folding plate. WITH: The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. 4 vols. 9 vols in all. Uniformly bound in sl. later full spinkled calf, spines gilt in compartments, maroon & green morocco labels. Armorial bookplates in all vols of Elizabeth Bell. A v.g. attractive set. ESTC: The Iliad: T90241; The Odyssey: T90240. ESTC notes these two works were ?sometimes issued together?, and that the notes were written in part by William Broome, and the &apos;Essay on the Life, Writings, and Learning of Homer&apos; by T. Parnell. At the end of vol. IV of The Odyssey, Homer?s Battle of the Frogs and Mice, ?by Mr. Archdeacon Parnel [sic]. Corrected by Mr. Pope?, 22pp separately paginated. The first part of Pope?s translation of The Iliad appeared in 1715, subsequent instalments appearing over the next five years. It was generally well received, prompting Pope to attempt The Odyssey, which was first presented to the public in 1726. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Love Epistles of Aristænetus: Translated from the Greek into English Metre

      London: J. Wilkie, 1771. First edition. [iii]-xvi, 174 pp., lacking half-title and 1 p. publisher's advertisements. 8vo. 19th-century full red morocco, covers with central blind-stamped ornaments, spine gilt, t.e.g. Spine darkened and rubbed, a few marginal stains to text. First edition. [iii]-xvi, 174 pp., lacking half-title and 1 p. publisher's advertisements. 8vo. Sheridan family copy. A Sheridan family association copy of the first edition of Sheridan's first book, a translation of the Love Letters of Aristaenetus. This copy belonged to William Stirling-Maxwell (1818-1878) and his wife Caroline Norton (1808-1877), who was the granddaughter of Sheridan. Her father, Thomas Sheridan, was the only son of Sheridan and his first wife, Elizabeth Ann Linley. Caroline Norton wrote poetry, novels, and plays, and her campaigns for social reform led to the passing of the Custody of Infants Act in 1839, the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1857, and the Married Women's Property Act of 1870. Her first marriage, to George Chapple Norton in 1827, was an unhappy one, but she was unable to secure a divorce until his death. She did not marry the author and statesman William Stirling-Maxell until 1877, three months before her death. Aristaenetus is the reputed author of two books of so-called Love Letters which were first edited by Sambucus (Antwerp, 1566). The present translations are generally short and mildly bawdy adventures, the result of a collaboration between Halhed and his friend from his Harrow days, the 20-year-old Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Presumably, Halhed, the Orientalist, provided the translations from the Greek, and Sheridan polished the verse. Rothschild 1843; Williams, p. 210. Provenance: William Stirling-Maxwell, 9th Baronet of Pollok, husband of Caroline Norton (armorial binding); Carlotta Chiara Mary Norton, granddaughter of Caroline Norton (gift inscription on verso of flyleaf, "J & A from Carlotta Norton"); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)

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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.

      London: Printed for T. Cadell. 1771 - London: Printed for T. Cadell. 1771. [420]pp, 12 folding engraved plates.Only 21 of this edition are listed in public libraries worldwide. 4to. A clean copy internally. Handsome full contemporary polished calf, ornate chequered gilt decoration to the spine, raised bands, red morocco label. Joints are spilt (front) or holding well (rear) - see condition below. Armorial bookplate of Harry Eaton Hart. The British Library (English Short Title Catalogue) lists 21 copies in the world, 10 copies in the UK, 1 in Europe and 10 in the US [ESTC - T71581]. First published in 1769.   Condition Report Externally Spine &#150; fair to good condition &#150; gilt titles on red label, worn to the top and base, raised bands. Joints &#150; poor condition &#150; cracked with loss but holding &#150; fragile. Corners &#150; good condition &#150; bumped and rubbed through to the board. Boards &#150; good condition &#150; polished calf boards. Page edges &#150; good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges &#150; poor condition &#150; front board cracked through and holding by the chords, rear board leather holding well. Paste downs &#150; good condition &#150; bookplate. End papers &#150; good condition. Title &#150; good condition &#150; clean. Pages &#150; good condition &#150; slight foxing to some pages, tears to the joins of the folding plates [12 plates as called for]. Binding &#150; good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1771 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oden.

      Hamburg, bey Johann Joachim Christoph Bode 1771 - 4 Bl. 290 S. 1 Bl. mit 1 gestochenen Wappen-Vignette. Hellbrauner Ganzlederband der Zeit mit Rückenschildchen, floraler Rückenvergoldung und farbigen Marmorpapier-Vorsätzen. - Erste Ausgabe. - Vollständiger Druck auf "gestreiftem römischen Velinpapier". - Ganz wenige unbedeutende Fleckchen. Kapital etwas bestoßen und Einband gering berieben, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar auf blüten-weißem Papier. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of England, from the Earliest Times to the Death of George II. In Four Volumes.

      first edition, first issue4 vols.8vo.[4 (half-title & title)], viii, 384, [23 (index)];[4 (half-title & title)],420, [28 (index)];[4 (half-title & title)], 454, [22 (index)];[4 (half-title & title)], 412, [23 (index)]pp., copper-plate engraved portraits of English monarchs heading the relevant chapters, contemporary calf, spines with raised bands and (later) maroon morocco title labels gilt, one panel direct gilt numbered, some wear to some board corners, spines a bit scuffed, vol. 2 with some chaffing to ends of spine and cracking of joints, some joints and spine ends of other volumes sometime refurbished, else very good.TEMPLE SCOTT Goldsmith, p.272-3. In this copy the running headline on page 149 of vol.2 reads 'Edward III' instead of 'Richard II'.Scott states that this error marks the first issue and that it was corrected in later issues.

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

      Napoli, 1771 - 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. vedutistica.

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        Oden.

      1771 1771 - Hamburg: Johannn Joachim Christoph Bode 1771. Med Grev Bernstorffs våben i kobberstik. [8] + 290 + [2] s. Rent og velholdt eksemplar med bred margin og med rødt snit indbundet i samtidigt helskind med farvet titelfelt og rygforgyldning. Ryggen nænsomt udbedret. Indlagt i smuk nyere privat bogæske med skindryg i gammel stil med rig rygforgyldning. Bogæsken signeret Henning Jensen. * Jens Baggesens eget eksemplar. På indersiden af forsatsbladet har digteren skrevet "An Frederike Balle./ Das Heiligthum der hehren deutschen Sprache, sein geliebtestes,/ von Deutschland's erhabenstem Dichter selbst ihm geschenktes/ Buch schenkt der holdesten Unschuld, die sich ihm hienieden of-/ fenbahrst, am Erden - Geburtstage derselben voll himmlischer Andacht./ Der Unschuldt ewiger Freund./ I. I. Baggesen/ d. 22 December 1816." Forneden på titelbladet er tilføjet "Als Grundlage zur kleinen einer Tochter zugedachten/ Büchersammlung." Ydermere har Baggesen på side 2, bagsiden af den første bogs deltitelblad skrevet et fire-liniet digt, hentet fra side 281 i den trykte bog, med tilegnelsen "An Friederike". Frederike Balle (1797-1860) Biskop Balles 19årige datter var Baggesens muse, da han skrev digtcyklussen "Balders Igienkomst, eller Digte til Nanna". Hun mindede ham om hans egen datter, Emma, der blev født i København den 28. maj 1800, men døde allerede året efter i Paris. Chr. Molbech skrev: "Vi maae dog nævne de forunderlig skiønne Digte til Nanna.". Arlaud IV, 385. Goedeke IV,1, 169,7.Et af originaludgavens få særeksemplarer trykt på italiensk bøttepapir. Den tyske digter F.G. Klopstock (1724-1803) opholdt sig efter indbydelse af Frederik V 20 år i Danmark og fik derigennem betydelig indflydelse på samtidens danske poesi.

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        Voyage Autour du Monde, par la Frégate du roi La Boudeuse, et la Flûte L'Étoile; en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769.

      Paris: Saillant & Nyon, 1771 - Quarto (250 × 185 mm). Contemporary French catspaw calf, tan morocco label, spine gilt in compartments, triple-ruled gilt panel to boards, marbled endpapers and edges. Skilful restoration to spine ends, front joint and fore edge of rear board, 100 mm closed tear to one fold of the world map (facing p. 18), loss to bottom corner of sig. Xxii, not affecting text, small nick to head of inner hinges of two gatherings. Provenance: 18th- or early 19th-century stamp of the "Bibliothèque de Montmirail" to title and last page. An excellent copy. With 20 maps and charts, most of them folding, and 3 engraved plates of boats. With the half-title, errata, binder's instructions, and approbation leaves; woodcut head- and tailpieces and historiated capitals. First edition of the first French circumnavigation. In 1766 Bougainville had been ordered to return to the Falkland Islands to formally deliver the French settlement to Spain, and afterwards to continue into the Pacific and around the world. He was in Buenos Aires when the order of the expulsion of the Jesuits of Paraguay arrived, which he describes in detail. He entered the Pacific in 1768 and landed on Tahiti, claiming it for France, unaware of the visit of Samuel Wallis nine months earlier. On Tahiti it was discovered that the botanist's valet was a woman, Jeanne Barre; she stayed with the expedition and became the first woman on record to have circumnavigated the globe. Bougainville continued due west through Samoa and the New Hebrides, eventually making the first recorded European encounter with the Great Barrier Reef. Turning north 100 miles from the coast of Queensland, he passed through New Guinea to the Solomon Islands, thence to the Moluccas where the Dutch allowed him to refit. Bougainville then proceeded to Djakarta, then to Mauritius and home to St Malo. Only seven of the original 200 crew died on the voyage. The book is notable for the influential description of Tahiti, which Bougainville christened New Cythera after the abode of Aphrodite. His account of the islanders "echoed Rousseau's concepts of the 'noble savage' and inspired Diderot to write his denunciation of European contact with indigenous peoples" (Hill). Hill 163; Howgego I, B142; Sabin 6864. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Grey Fox Squirrel (Eastern Gray Squirrel) with Bahaman Orchid

      printed for Benjamin White, London 1771 - Hand-coloured copper engraving, on fine laid paper. Very good condition apart from some very light soiling and mild rippling in the margins. Bottom of sheet slightly trimmed. 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 nut-eating eastern gray squirrel primarily inhabits the hardwood forests of the eastern United States and Canada although it can also be found in Texas, California, and several mid-western states. Its nests are constructed of leaves and are usually built in the hollows and elevated crevices of trees. 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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        APPARATO ALLE ANTICHITA' DI CAPUA O VERO DISCORSI DELLA CAMPANIA FELICE. Con tre racconti di ciò che in essi si contiene.

      nella Stamperia di Giovanni Gravier, 1771. In-8 (mm. 232x178), p. pergamena coeva, fregi e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. XLII,496,(2 di errata); VII,352,38; con lo stemma della città di Capua e 2 carte inc. in rame e più volte ripieg. f.t.: una geografica della Campania ed una con la pianta della città di Capua. In Appendice tre discorsi: 1° Dell'origine dell'antica famiglia detta di Colimenta - 2° D'un antico significato del nome Porta - 3° Dell'antico sito di Capua". "Nuova edizione accresciuta di varie giunte e note manoscritte dell'Autore, di alcune note del canonico Alessio Simmaco Nazzocchi, e di tre discorsi dell'Autore, già prima pubblicati nella sua Storia de' Principi Longobardi". Cfr. Furchheim "Bibliografia del Vesuvio", p. 141: "Parla dei cambiamenti di forma del Vesuvio, opinando che il Vesuvio siasi diviso dal Monte Somma per le eruzioni posteriori all'epoca di Procopio" - Lozzi,1062: "L'ediz. principe è del 1651 ma questa nuova è da preferirsi perchè accresciuta" - Fera/Morlicchio, p.131: "Opera importante che difficilmente si trova completa delle 2 tavv.". Esempl. fiorito e con uniformi arross. più o meno pesanti.

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        Arier og andre Poetiske Stykker.

      1771 1771 - [Udgivet af T. S. Heiberg]. Kbhvn.: Graae 1771. 88 s. Navn fjernet fra titelblad, ellers velholdt eksemplar indbundet i nyere halvpergament i gammel stil med guldtryk på ryggen. * Bibl. Danica IV, 248.

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        Principles of Penal Law. The Second Edition

      Printed for B. White. . .and T. Cadell [etc.], London 1771 - Contemporary sheep, joints cracked; a sound copy

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        Hob. III: 19, 24, 20-23] Six quatuors à deux violons, taille et basse. Oeuvre VII. Dédiés à monsieur F.C. Stolkert à Parimaribo

      Amsterdam : Hummel, PN 208, [1771-72] - Stimmen. 16, 15, 15, 15, 15 S. Gr. 4to. Gestochen. Rand unten aller Stimmen schimmelfleckig (violettfarbig, trocken und nicht ruchig), schadhaft und fransig. Ohne Notenverlust. RISM H/HH 3445. Erstausgabe, kräftiger Abzug.

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        Autograph Document, signed

      9 July 1771 - (In French) Approximately 13" x 8". two pages. .Pierre Baron promise to pay to Eugene Poure Beausoleil, an officer . the sum of 498 livres.for values received . promises to pay by the month of March next year 1772.", signed by the parties and witnessed by Don Pedro Piernas, Lieutenant Governor, at St. Louis. Originally folded in four, one part separated at fold but present, browned and chipped at outer folds with no loss of text [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Encyclopedie. Forges ou art du fer contenant cinquante-deux planches, dont deux doubles. Tavole originali dell'Encyclopedie

      1771 - circa, 40,5 cm, cartella recente in mezza tela, p. 45 di spiegazione delle tavole (2), 52 incisioni a piena pagina di cui 2 a doppia pagina. Fascicolo completo di testo e tavole per questa voce dell'enciclopedia Molto buono [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grant of arms donated by Stephen Martin Leake, Garter and Charles Townley, Clarenceux, Kings of Arms, to Roope Harris (1747-1821) of Bristol. Roope Harris became Roope Harris Roope afterwards.

      United Kingdom, d.d. 20 september 1771. Vellum charter, 33x43 cm. Good condition. Copperplate hand engrossed, calligraphy, with large hand coloured coat-of-arms. Two wax seals of the mentioned kings of arms, in perfect condition, in decorated tin cases, attached to the document by silk ribbons. The charter comes encased in a contemporary oblong leather case, decorated with embossed, gilt patterns, lined with decorated coloured paper, broken at the hinges and worn. This charter confirms the coat-of-arms of Roope to Roope Harris of Bristol, who took the name and the coat-of-arms of Roope on 22 July 1771. Roope Harris (1747-1821), son of Ambrose Harris, son of Nicholas Harris of Dittisham, inherited the Roope estate at Greenway on the river Dart from Margaret Deeble (Margaret' Deebles Will 1777), so long as he agreed to take on the surname of Roope, hence the name 'Roope Harris Roope'. Roope Harris is the link between two branches of the Roope family, the Roope's of Little Dartmouth, Devon and the Roope's of Oporto, Dittisham, Kingswear etc. Greenway was bought by Agatha Christie in 1938 as a summer house for her and her husband Max Mallowan. The house is now owned by the National Trust. Greenway was previously owned by The Gilberts who finally sold Greenway around 1700 to Thomas Martyn, about whom nothing is known, but through him the property descended to the Roopes, a family of successful Dartmouth merchants. By 1780 Roope Harris Roope was the owner. He had apparently been born in Massachusetts (USA) and later travelled widely on business whilst also having 15 children, 6 of them born at Greenway. In 1791 Roope sold Greenway to Edward Elton, a Bristol merchant venturer and MP (his family also owned Clevedon Court). H168

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        A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ENDEAVOUR, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, AND 1771; UNDERTAKEN IN PURSUIT OF NATURAL KNOWLEDGE, AT THE DESIRE OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY: CONTAINING ALL THE VARIOUS OCCURRENCES OF THE VOYAGE, WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF SEVERAL NEW DISCOVERED COUNTRIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE; AND ACCOUNTS OF THEIR SOIL AND PRODUCTIONS; AND OF MANY SINGULARITIES IN THE STRUCTURE, APPAREL, CUSTOMS, MANNERS, POLICY, MANUFACTURES, &c. OF THEIR INHABITANTS. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A CONCISE VOCABULARY OF THE LANGUAGE OF OTAHITEE.

      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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        Dichiarazioni di tutto ciò che vi ha o difficile da intendersi o più interessante in ogni parte del Breviario Romano dal principio al fine...

      Eredi della Stamperia Bellelli, 1771. Tre volumi di cm. 25,5, pp. xii, viii, 332; viii, 391 (1); xii, 344. Frontespizi in rosso e nero con piccole incisioni centrali, testate e finalini xilografici nel testo. Graziosa legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica ricoperto da carta dipita. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, con solo qualche rada arrossatura. Edizione originale ed unica. Interessante e non comune.

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        BAYERN. - Monumenta Boica. Band XI. - Kühbach - Metten - Niederaltaich.

      Mchn., J.N. Fritz 1771 - 21,5 x 17 cm. 4 Bl., 573 S. Mit gest. Titelvignette und 24 (statt 23) gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: "Wichtiges Monumentalwerk". - Enthält "Monumenta Nideraltacensia" (Niederaltaich) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta Metensia" (Metten) mit Ansicht und "Monumenta Kuebacensia" (Kühbach) mit Ansicht. Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband leicht berieben. Die Tafeln lose, vier der Tafeln zum Kloster Metten sind vermutlich aus dem Band 2 der Monumenta Boica, lagen aber diesem Band bei. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Love Epistles of Aristaenetus. Translated from the Greek into English metre.

      J. Wilkie, 1771. 8vo., choicely bound in full burgundy morocco by Riviere, French fillet border to boards, spine richly gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers with rich gilt turn-ins. pp. xvi, 174, bound with half-title but lacking final advertisement leaf. A handsome copy. First edition in English of the translation by N. B. Halhed, revised by Richard Brindsley Sheridan. Aristaenetus is the reputed author of two books of so-called Love Letters which were first edited by Sambucus (Antwerp, 1566). This collection of mildly racy adventures, edited, finessed and refined by Sheridan from the original translation of Nathaniel Brassey Halhed, a contemporary of Sheridan's from Harrow. From an old bookseller's description pasted in: "First and only separate edition of Sheridan's first work, published at the age of twenty. Allibone says: 'In conjunction with his friend H. Halhed he made translations of Theocritus (never printed) and of these they soon afterwards added English versions (in verse) of the Love Epistles of Aristenaetus. The latter have been recently published in the same volume with (recent translations of ) the Elegies of Propertius, the Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter, and the Kisses of Johannes Secundus...The firm also produced a play...None of these, however, were given to the world, save the Love Epistles which were published in August 1771 (See Nichols' Lit Anec.VIII, 365) - published, but not sold, and great was the disappointment of the youthful authors.'" From the library of E. F. Carry with his bookplate. Carry was a noted bibliophile and philanthropist, with a great interest in Irish history and literature. Upon his death the larger part of his extensive collection was bequeathed to the University of St. Mary of The Lake, in Illinois.

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        Le Poesie di Giorgio Baffo patrizio veneto

      London or Venice, 1771 Large 12mo (179x111 mm); 19th-century half calf, gilt spine with gilt title on red morocco label, marbled endpapers, marbled edges; [2], 250 pp. Collation: [title-page], B-Ii4, Kk1. Lacking the blank leaf Kk2. Outer margin of the title-page repaired, some marginal foxing and some browning on a few leaves, otherwise a very good copy.RARE FIRST EDITION, published posthumously and clandestinely, probably in Venice or, more likely, in London, as argued by some scholars, through the efforts of Consul Smith, a collector of paintings and a great lover of the Venetian literary culture. A second edition was issued in 1789 in London, while the complete edition of all Baffo's works in four volumes (Raccolta universale delle opere) appeared with the fake place Cosmopolis (Venice or London) in 1789 at the expenses of the Earl of Pembroke, a great admirer of the poet. Some of the poems, however, which had had an anonymous manuscript circulation while the author was still alive, have remained unpublished until today. Baffo refused a large sum offered to him by some British travelers who wanted to see his compositions printed, and it seems that in the last years of his life he also destroyed many of his papers.Born on August 1, 1694 into a family of the small Venetian aristocracy, Giorgio (Zorzi) Baffo completed his law studies and undertook the obvious professional career to which a man of his rank was entitled. After the first assignments in Peschiera and Asola, in 1732 he entered the Quarantie, particularly the criminal Quarantia. He used to walk in town wearing a toga and recite his poems in the cafés and shops, where his company was very much appreciated. He began to write poetry at a young age, in the name of a blasphemous and sacrilegious desecration and with a spirit of revenge against the conformism and social rigor that he was forced to endure in his position as a public official. His poetic motto, opposed to the boredom of Arcadian poetry, was "Cazzo ghe vol" ("Fuck is needed").Behind the ostentation of sexual freedom and an alleged natural liberty of man, behind the profound hatred for the ecclesiastical institutions, behind the skepticism towards the afterlife and the disenchantment with the human community, Baffo concealed a rebel spirit intolerant of the rigid rules of the Venetian society and a penchant for the new materialistic ideas of the Enlightenment. But above all, he wrote to amuse himself and his friends, desecrating, as few had done before, the religious and political authorities of his city. His Venetian dialect, his mother tongue, the only that allowed him the immediacy and spontaneity that he was seeking, is not the language of the people; it is a cultivated language, that Baffo shared with the other members of the small aristocracy also during the carrying out of his public duties. Baffo's language, as his culture, can be symbolically placed between the higher language of the ruling classes and the festive coarseness of people's parlance (cf. P. Del Negro, Introduzione, in: G. Baffo, "Poesie di Giorgio Baffo patrizio veneto", Milan, 1991, pp. 7-94).J. Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à l'amour, aux femmes et au mariage et des livres facétieux, pantagruéliques... Lille, 1899, III, p. 777; OCLC, 20001085; B. Gamba, Serie degli scritti impressi in dialetto veneziano, Venice-Rome, 1959, pp. 166-168.

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        Cours d'architecture, ou Traité de la Décoration, Distribution & Construction des Bâtiments, contenant les Leçons données en 1750, & les années suivantes, par J. F. Blondel, Architecte dans son Ecole des Arts. Publié de l'aveu de l'Auteur, par M. R***.

      - Paris, Desaint, 1771. 6 volumes in-8, XXXIV-478-(2), (4)-LXIV-468-(4), (4)-CII-(2)-460 et (4)-CXIV-(2)-461-(1) pp., (6) pp.-XXII planches-(2) pp.-XCIII pl. et (4) pp.-LXXIII pl.+1 pl.(bis)-(4) pp.-LI pl.+1 pl.+1pl. (en double), brochés, cartonnages d'attente, titres manuscrits au dos (défauts aux cartonnages). Les 4 premiers tomes de texte (sur 6) et les 2 premiers tomes de planches (sur 3), correspondant aux tomes 1 à 4 de texte, contenant 241 planches (plus une en double). Exemplaire tel que paru sous cartonnages de livraison. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        The Carpenter's Treasure; a Collection of Designs for Temples, with their Plans, Gates, Doors, Rails, and Bridges, in the Gothic taste, With the Centres at Large, for Striking Gothic Curves And Mouldings; And some Specimens of Rails, in the Chinese Taste: forming a complete System for Rural Decorations&hellip;A New Edition

      16 engraved plates. Title leaf. 8vo, orig. blue wrappers bound in later cloth-backed marbled boards, uncut. London: Printed for I. & J. Taylor, n.d. [but early 1790s]. First edition, later issue. Wallis (fl. 1771-73), who described himself as an architect, is known only as the author of three pattern-books. When the present book was first issued, it was accompanied by one leaf of Taylor ads. As copies were sold off over a period of many years, a new title-page was printed to accompany the already printed plates with the Taylors' new address ("Nearly opposite Great Turn-Stile, Holborn"), along with the most recently printed Taylor catalogue. This copy is accompanied by a 16-page Taylor catalogue datable to about 1800 (they were now located at No. 59 High Holborn). Nice copy. Bookplate of Edmond L. Lincoln. &#10087; Harris, British Architectural Books and Writers 1556-1785, no. 902.

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        Leçons de physique expérimentale

      Durand, Paris 1771 - Plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant les pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges, gardes en papier marbré. Six volumes in-12 (170x97 mm), (4)-cviii-379 pages / (4)-488 pages / (4)-512 pages / (4)-535-(1) pages / vi-(2)-592 pages / iv-524 pages, un frontispice et 118 planches dépliantes (sur 116, 2 planches sont en double au tome 2) Très bon exemplaire malgré quelques légères mouillures Jean Antoine Nollet (1700-1770) était un physicien expérimental membre éminent de l'Académie des sciences de Paris. Nollet a consacré beaucoup de temps sur l'électricité et est devenu l'une des autorités de son temps. ["Nollet became the chief of the European electricians" (DSB, X p. 146)]. Il conçu les premiers électromètres (1747). En 1745, il a développé une théorie de l'attraction et de répulsion électrique qui suppose l'existence d'un flux continu de matière électrique entre les organes chargés. Afin de démontrer que l'électricité se déplace à grande vitesse sur une grande distance, il réalisa l'une des expériences les plus impressionnante de l'époque. En présence du roi, il fit relié par un câble 180 gardes royaux qui formaient une ligne de plus d'un kilomètre. Il leur appliqua une décharge à l'aide d'une bouteille de Leyde (ancêtre du condensateur). Les gardes sautèrent et se contournèrent simultanément. Très intéressante édition augmentée d'un "discours sur les dispositions sur les qualités qu'il faut avoir pour faire des progrès dans l'étude de la physique expérimentale". Ce discours de 50 pages, qui ne figure pas dans tous les tirages, a été prononcé par l'abbé Nollet le 16 mai 1753 à l'occasion de l'ouverture de la nouvelle Ecole de physique expérimentale. Tous les tomes de notre exemplaire ont été imprimés la même année (1771). Très bon exemplaire d'un des livres de physique expérimentale les plus populaire du dix-huitième siècle. DSB [X p. 145 : "Nollet's 'Cours de physique' was perhaps the most popular exhibition of this kind ever given. With carefully orchestrated demonstrations performed on some 350 different instruments, the abbé entertained his enthusiastic auditor as, in the spirit of th Enlightenment, he undertook to dispel their "vulgar errors, extravagant fears and faith in the marvellous. These were not mere shows, as one sees from their expanded syllabus, the famous 'Leçons de Physique' which appeared in six volumes between 1743 and 1748 and wad often reprinted. The presentations are lively, comprehensive, and up-to-date, with full directions, for realizing the effects under study and excellent illustrations of apparatus"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces, red edges, marbled endpapers. Six 12mo (170x97 mm), (4)-cviii-379 pages / (4)-488 pages / (4)-512 pages / (4)-535-(1) pages / vi-(2)-592 pages / iv-524 pages, one frontispiece and 118 (on 116) folding. Two plates are in double on volume 2 Very good copy despite some marginal waterstains Jean Antoine Nollet (1700-1770) was an experimental physicist prominent member of the Academy of Sciences in Paris. Nollet spent considerable time on the electricity and became one of the authorities of his time. "Nollet became the chief of the European electricians" (DSB, X p. 146). All of our copy volumes are of the same date (1771). Very good copy of one of the most successful 18th century works on physical experiment. DSB [X p. 145 : "Nollet's 'Cours de physique' was perhaps the most popular exhibition of this kind ever given. With carefully orchestrated demonstrations performed on some 350 different instruments, the abbé entertained his enthusiastic auditor as, in the spirit of th Enlightenment, he undertook to dispel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Het Nieuwe Testament ofte alle Boeken Des Nieuwen verbondts onzes Heeren Iesu Christi door Last van de H. M. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden en volgens het besluit van de Sinode Nationaal gehouden in de Jaren 1618. en de 1619. tot Dordrecht. WAARBIJ: De CL Psalmen des Propheten Davids, Met eenige andere Lof-Zangen: Uyt de Francoyschen in Nederlantschen Dichte overgeset, door Petrum Dathenum. En tot gemack des Sangers, de Musijck-noten op eenen Sleutel gestelt, na de correctie van Mr. Cornelis de Leeuw. Mitsgaders De Christelicke Catechismus, Formulieren, en Gebeden der Gereformeerde Kercken.

      (Amsterdam, Hendrik Brandt, Dirk onder de Linden, Petrus Schouten, Wed. Otto van Grafhorst, Jan de Groot, en Andreas Losel)/Psalmen: Amsterdam, Hendrik Burgers, Cornelis Oterlijk, Philippus Losel, Hendrik Brandt, Dirk onder de Linden en Otto van Grafhorst (1771 of later)/1749. 2 werken in 1 band, (gegraveerde titelpagina, 1) 184 folia., (700) 132 p. Origineel Leer met ribben, 2 zilveren sloten, 2 zilveren kettingklampen met een zilveren ketting van ca. 1 meter lang, goud op snede en geciseleerd boekblok, 12° H. 18 x L. 11,5 x D. 7,5 cm. (Het boekblok is licht gebruind, plaatselijk wat bruiner, het zilverwerk is schoongemaakt en de ringetjes van de kettingklamp van het achterplat en de ketting zijn vakkundig vernieuwd. De binnenzijde van de onderste klamp is gegraveerd met de letters S.P. Kettingbijbel met daarin het Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen en Gezangen -met noten- van Petrus Dathenus en de Formulieren. Bijzonder is dat in deze uitgave alle verzen van de Psalmen en Gezangen op noten zijn gesteld. Het kerkboek is gebonden in een gaaf en origineel donkerbruin leren bandje voorzien van zilverwerk en een vergulde snede. Een mooi en compleet exemplaar.).

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        Histoire civile et naturelle du Royaume de Siam, et des révolutions qui ont boulversé cet Empire jusqu'en 1770,

      P., Costard 1771, - 2 vol. in-12 de XII-450-(2) et 444 pp., reliure plein veau de l'époque, pièces de titre et de tomaison, dos à nerfs orné de fers dorés. Le premier volume est consacré aux m&#156;urs, usages, gouvernement, législation, amusements, arts, sciences, religion, commerce, histoire naturelle et faune siamoise, tandis que le second volume relate l'histoire et les différentes révolutions, et en particulier celle qui renversa Phra Narai. Ouvrage rédigé à partir de témoignages de missionnaires (en particulier le P. Aumont) et des mémoires du Vicaire apostolique de Siam; ce dernier n'apprécia que moyennement: l'ouvrage fut supprimé par arrêt du Conseil. Menus frottis aux reliures, coiffe du premier volume arasée, quelques piqûres par endroits. (Cordier, BI 732) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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