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        Pharmacopoea Wirtenbergica,

      Stuttgart, Erhardi, 1771. - in duas partes divisa quarum prior, Materiam Medicam, historico-physico-medice descriptam, posterior, composita et praeparata, modum praeparandi et encheireses exhibet. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 12 Blatt., 156 Seiten; 1 Blatt, 252 Seiten, 30 Blatt; 48 Seiten, Halbledereinband der Zeit, 27,5 x 21 cm, Einband berieben und bestossen, innen etwas gebräunt.

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        Fructologie ou description des arbres fruitiers; ainsi que des fruits que l'on plante et qu'on cultive ordinairement dans les jardins. / Pomologie ou description des meilleures sortes de pommes et de poires, que l'on estime & cultive le plus, soit aux Pais-Bas, soit en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre, &c.

      Amsterdam, Chez M. Magérus 1771. - 4°. 3 Bll., 205 S., 1 weisses Bl., Titelbl., 339 S. [recte: 139 S.]. Mit 39 gefalteten altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Halblederbd. d.Z. mit Rückenvergoldung und goldgepr. Rückentitel (stärker berieben). Eines der wichtigsten Werke zur Pomologie des 18. Jahrhunderts mit ausführlichen Beschreibungen der Apfelsorten in Holland, Deutschland, Grossbritannien und Frankreich, und der Birnen, Kirschen, Quitten, Beeren, Kastanien etc. im 1. Teil (Fructologie). Beschrieben und auf sehr dekorativen Tafeln abgebildet sind auch verschiedene Traubensorten. - Vorliegende französische Ausgabe, 12 Jahre nach der holländischen Originalausgabe erschienen (Leeuwarden 1758) selten. - Knoop gilt als der eigentliche Schöpfer der Pomologie. - Vorsatz mit handschr. Besitzervermerk, stellenweise leicht fleckig. - Hunt 620; Nissen BBI 1079 und 1077; Brunet II, 778. Ebert 11478. Lang fr

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        American Swallow (Chimney Swift) with Wood Lily

      London: printed for Benjamin White, 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). Commonly found in southern Canada and the United States, the American swallow or common chimney swift belongs to the Apodidae bird family. The species dates back to colonial times, when it was then known as the chimney nester. Insects are its primarily sustenance, and it generally nests in hollow trees or chimneys as depicted in this fine plate. The chimney swift is a migratory bird and during the winter, it travels to South America. In his accompanying text, Catesby comments that the "singularity of this bird is, that the shafts of the tails feathers are very stiff, sharp-pointed and bare of feathers at their ends, which seem designed by nature for the support of their bodies, while they are in an erect posture, building their nests, which they do in chimneys, with little sticks interwoven and cemented together in a kind of glue or gum..." (Feduccia, Catesby's Birds of Colonial America (1985), pp. 77-78) In this stunning print, the American swallow is pictured alongside the wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum), with which it is rarely found in nature. Trained as a botanist, Catesby travelled to Virginia in 1712 and remained there for seven years, sending back to England collections of plants and seeds. With the encouragement of Sir Hans Sloane and others, Catesby returned to America in 1722 to seek materials for his 'Natural History'; he travelled extensively in Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas, sending back further specimens. His preface provides a lengthy account of the development of this work, including his decision to study with Joseph Goupy in order to learn to etch his plates himself to ensure accuracy and economy. A lovely and important work, embodying the most impressive record made during the colonial period of the natural history of an American colony. The most significant work of American natural history before Audubon's Birds of America . Cf. Anker 95; cf. Clark I:55; cf. Dunthorne 72; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 86; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p.85; cf. Meisel III:340; cf. Nissen BBI 336, IVB 177; cf. Sabin 11509; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1057; cf. Wood p. 282; cf. Amy Meyers and Margaret Pritchard, Empire's Nature, Mark Catesby's New World Vision , Williamsburg, 1998.

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

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

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux]

      1771 - « One of the most important of all birds books from the collector’s point of view » (Stillwell, 63). A compter de 1765, 1 008 planches parurent; l’intention de l’auteur était que ces planches servent à illustrer l’Histoire naturelle générale et particulière de Buffon, ce qui fut rendu impossible en raison du tirage limité des estampes coloriées. 5 volumes in-folio, veau peint à bandes diagonales, quadruple filet or encadrant les plats, fleurons d’angle, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons et filets dorés, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, de tomaison en maroquin citron et olive, double filet or sur les coupes, roulette intérieure dorée, tranches dorées. Reliure de l’époque. 453 X 325 mm. LE PLUS BEAU ET LE PLUS CELEBRE LIVRE ILLUSTRE DE BUFFON. TRES RARE ET SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE TIRE SUR GRAND PAPIER BIEN COMPLET DE SES 1 008 PLANCHES A PLEINE PAGE FINEMENT COLORIEES A L’EPOQUE. Cohen, 194 ; Nissen, IV, B, 158 ; Brunet, I, 1379-1380 ; Ronsil, 76. « En 1765, Daubenton commença la publication de son important Recueil de planches coloriées, destinées à enrichir les œuvres de Buffon » (A. Drapiez, Dictionnaire classique des sciences naturelles, VIII, 168). Superbe exemplaire bien complet de ses 1 008 belles planches coloriées à la main à l’époque, conservé dans son élégante reliure du temps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuova raccolta delle più belle vedute di Roma. Dissegnate et intagliate da celebri autori.

      Rom 1771 - Quer 4°. Titel u. 50 Kupferstiche von D. Montagu, Jean Barbault und M. Pulini. Halbpergamentband d. 19. Jhdts. Vgl. Thieme-B. XXV, 78. Die fast alle von Montagu gestochenen Ansichten zeigen die bekannten Plätze, Gebäude und Paläste. - Einband bestoßen. Teils schwach wasserrandig (die letzen 4 Tafeln stärker). Gering stock- bzw. fingerfleckig. Die Tafeln unterschiedlich gebräunt. Gewicht (Gramm): 1280

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        John Thomas Batt, executorship diary from May 18, 1771 to October 3, 1771 regarding George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax

      [London]: John Thomas Batt, 1771. 1st Edition. . A small 3-3/4 x 5-7/8 inches [30pp.] manuscript notebook devoted to J.T. Batt's executorship of the 2nd Earl Halifax dated 1771. (covering from May 18, 1771 - October 3 1771). Notebook supplied by 'Robert Thatcher Stationer, on Dukes Court, near St Martin's Court, London. Sells all Sorts of Stationary, Bibles, Common Prayers &c at the Lowest Prices' (label on front pastedown). Limp roan, paper-backed covers; unlined paper (vertical chainlines) interleaved with purple blotting paper. George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, KG, PC was a British statesman of the Georgian era. Due to his success in extending American commerce he became known as "father of the colonies". President of the Board of Trade 1748-61, he aided the foundation of Nova Scotia, 1749, the capital Halifax being named after him.This a manuscript account of the death and its aftermath of George MontaguDunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax. This account is written in the from a diary kept by Halifax's lawyer and executor, John Thomas Batt, who has filled this notebook with details of his efforts to keep Halifax's rapacious mistress at bay and the epic burning of papers at the late Earl's various house.  Bit part players include Lord Hinchingbrooke (First Lord of the Admiralty),  Sir George Osborn, and General Johnson. Batt begins his diary with an account of one of the last suppers he enjoyed with his ailing friend George Montagu Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, known as 'father of the colonies' for his success in fostering American trade and founding Halifax, Nova Scotia while serving as President of the Board of Trade. The diarist reports that George III's physician Dr Noah Thomas was also in attendance at Green House, Bushey Park (now known as Hampton Court House) where Batt describes Halifax as 'very ill, languid, low in spirits... seemed not to relish Company tho Glad to see us.' After receiving several ever more despairing news of Halifax's declining health the long awaited confirmation arrives on Saturday June 8th via Halifax's mistress: ''Mrs Donaldson's footman brought me a verbal message from her that Lord Halifax died at four'. Halifax had a reputation for extravagance and the post mortem ordered by his relatives did indeed suggest that he drank himself to death: 'all the intestines were sound except the liver which was decayed and petrified and the undoubted cause of his death.' Batt details the arrangements for his funeral at the family seat at Horton in Northamptonshire a week after his death. The meat of the diary comes in the battle with the late Earl's mistress Anna Maria Donaldson for control over his posthumous affairs. Amongst 'much discourse' between the lawyer and the mistress who acknowledges 'the bad condition he had left them [his financial affairs] in' Batt encounters a fearsome adversary. A former opera singer, Mrs Anna Maria Donaldson had been Halifax's mistress since at least the 1750s when he built Green House for her, she bore Halifax a daughter and reveals herself here as utterly determined not to lose her hard won privileges as maîtresse-en-titre.As an opening gambit 'Mrs D told me there were three original wills... she asked me whether it was necessary to produce hers... she said there was a codicil to hers not with the rest.' Batt responds deadpan:  'That circumstance Madam is an additional reason to produce it.' With Mrs Donaldson safely isolated in an upstairs the rooms the rival wills are read in the presence of Lord Hinchinbrooke (First Lord of the Admiralty, responsible for British Navy during American War Independence), Sir George Osborn, [Edward] Sedgwick (secretary) and General Johnson. As the legal process unfolds Batt attempts to secure Halifax's properties and their contents. He describes a visit to Horton on October 2nd: 'made further progress with Papers - particularly a large library writing table with Drawers - in which were many Letters of private friends as long since as the year 1742, 1743.... burnt all the letters particularly a draw full on the election of Northamptonshire when Mr Hanbury's interest was espoused by Lord Halifax'. Staff are paid off and occasional gifts dispersed including to 'Sir Robert Throgmorton having expres'd a desire to have a wooden image of an American Indian and a skin of a Zebra stuffed - I consented.' Meanwhile Mrs Donaldson makes a mockery of Batt's attempt to disperse Halifax's estate in a controlled way, making off with jewels, saying 'she had them; that Lord Halifax has given them to her the night before he last went to Bushey.' After considering laying criminal charges Batt and his team 'agreed to leave out the charges ag't Mrs D as she had given up the jewels readily and tho we cou'd alledge embezzlements we cou'd no prove them.'  Thwarted by Batt on this front, Mrs Donaldson 'desired leave to remove her wearing apparel from Grosvenor Square. She came there July 9... and removed according to Mrs Newlands' account 13 Boxes and Packages. This alarmed us.' In mitigation she informs Lord Orwell that 'on her word and credit they contained nothing but Apparel of hers and the child's. Credat Judeus.' Applying pressure through her lawyer, Batt plays hard ball and 'refused unless she would Prove them or give us Security for the value - this she cou'd not do.'The diary breaks off before probate has been awarded in early October of 1771. Halifax left no legitimate children and his titles became extinct on his death. The house that he built for Mrs Donaldson still stands and is now a private school and wedding venue.This diary comes from a collection of John Thomas Batt's papers. He was an upmarket lawyer who knew everyone in late eighteenth century London, served in the Rockingham alliance and was close to Edward Gibbon. The diary is classic Batt in that it is an account of his friendship with the dying Lord Halifax that spills over into his professional life as a lawyer.John Thomas Batt of London and New Hall, Downton (1746-1831) was a successful lawyer dealing with the most prominent families of the late eighteenth century, friend and confidant to many of the notable figures of the day, including Lord Halifax and Edward Gibbon (for whom he acted as executor), the younger Pitt and James Harris, the musical patron. LORD HALIFAX EXECUTOR AND 'MAN ABOUT TOWN':.

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

      apud Federicum Agnellum,, Mediolani, 1771 - In-4° (cm. 22,7), legatura coeva in p. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso (lievissime usure), tagli rossi; pp. [2] LX 393 [1] in buono stato, alcuni fregi n.t., con leggerissime bruniture o lievissime fioriture e qualche segno d'uso, antiche glosse manoscritte. Prima edizione in volume di questa importante storia di Novara, e insieme, della Lombardia viscontea tratta dal manoscritto dell'Ambrosiana di Milano; era apparsa dapprima in altra forma nelle raccolte monumentali del Muratori. «Ha una cotal sua grazia di raccontare, e una sì natia, e talvolta soverchia sincerità, che non può leggersi senza piacere» [Tiraboschi V, 452]. Il libro narra pure della guerra scoppiata nel Canavese del secolo XIV. Cfr. Manno IV, 14714; Cat. Hoepli 497; Predari 119. Buon esemplare.

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        Carte hydrographique du Golphe de Venise.

      Parigi, 1771 - Incisione in rame, 581x870.Carta nautica dell'Adriatico. Nell'angolo inferiore sinistro è riportata una carta ridotta del Mediterraneo. Bell'esemplare con piega editoriale, qualche piccola traccia di tarlo restaurata e uno strappo restaurato.

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        1771 Baronetage of England Wooton Illustrated Coat of Arms Genealogy HERALDRY

      London : Printed for G. Woodfall, J. Fuller, E. Johnson, Hawes, Clarke and Collins, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, J. Wilkie, T. Longman, B. Law, T. Lowndes, T. Caslon, Robinson and Roberts, W. Nicoll, R. Baldwin, Z. Stuart, and W. Davis, MDCCLXXI. [1771] - 1771 Baronetage of England Wooton Illustrated Coat of Arms Genealogy HERALDRY 36 INCREDIBLE Plates with 422 Figures / comp@$1.5k Thomas Wotton (died 1766), was an English antiquarian and genealogist, best remembered for his work The English Baronetage. We find other examples of this same 3 volume set for sale elsewhere for $1,500! Main author: Thomas Wotton ; R Johnson; Edward Kimber; Title: The baronetage of England : containing a genealogical and historical account of all the English baronets now existing: with their descents, marriages, and Memorable Actions both in War and Peace. Collected from Authentic Manuscripts, Records, Old Wills, our best Historians, and other Authorities. Illustrated with their coats of arms, engraven on copper-plates. Also, a list of all the baronets, who have been advanced to that dignity, from the first Institution thereof. To which is added, An account of such Nova-Scotia baronets as are of English families ; and a dictionary of heraldry, Explaining such Terms as are commonly used in English Armory. By E. Kimber and R. Johnson. Published: London : Printed for G. Woodfall, J. Fuller, E. Johnson, Hawes, Clarke and Collins, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, J. Wilkie, T. Longman, B. Law, T. Lowndes, T. Caslon, Robinson and Roberts, W. Nicoll, R. Baldwin, Z. Stuart, and W. Davis, MDCCLXXI. [1771] Language: English Notes & contents: • 3 volumes • 36 incredible illustrated pages o 422 figures of family crests and plates • Genealogical and historical accounts of all of the English Baronets as well as their descendants, marriages, and important involvement in both war and peace. • Manuscripts, records, old wills • List of Baronets that have advanced to become dignity. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all xii + 36 + 530 + vii + 540 + vii + 485 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrated: 36 plates Publisher: London : Printed for G. Woodfall, J. Fuller, E. Johnson, Hawes, Clarke and Collins, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, J. Wilkie, T. Longman, B. Law, T. Lowndes, T. Caslon, Robinson and Roberts, W. Nicoll, R. Baldwin, Z. Stuart, and W. Davis, MDCCLXXI. [1771] Size: ~9in X 5.5in (23cm x 14cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury 3 Volumes - 1821

      Hardcover. Good. The Journal of the Rev. Francis Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. First Edition. 8vo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall. Full leather. 3 volume set, gilding and title band on spine, printed by Abraham Paul, marbled flyleaves, covers the time period of August 7 1771 to December 7 1815. in 3 volumes, includes Asbury's preface to the first number of the second volume of his journal printed during his lifetime, includes notice of the transcriber.

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        L'Ami des François.

      Constantinople, s.n. 1771 - fort vol. in-8, 793 pp., [2] ff. n. ch. (avis de l'éditeur et errata), avec un tableau hors-texte, veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés et de pièces d'armes, pièce de titre cerise, encadrement de simple filet à froid sur les plats, pièces d'armes au centre, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Coins abîmés. Edition originale de ce vaste programme de réformes élaboré au coeur de la machine administrative d'Ancien Régime par le très populaire intendant de Châlons. Actif, entreprenant, réformateur et ouvert aux idées nouvelles, Rouillé d'Orfeuil (1732-1791) laissa le souvenir d'une administration efficace et proche des populations. Il ne put s'empêcher de sacrifier à la mode des utopies politiques, et c'est ce qu'il entreprit dans cet ouvrage touffu où tout est abordé : l'e naufragé aborde dans une île merveilleuse (le pays des Sérosages) où règne un gouvernement idéal que l'on se propose de donner en modèle à la France, déjà paralysée par ses archaïsmes. Et là, évidemment, tous les sujets sont abordés : population, luxe, commerce maritime, industrie, l'agriculture qui est la vraie richesse d'un royaume ; Rouillé d'Orfeuil veut interdire la loterie, les grandes propriétés, la prostitution, les collèges, etc. INED 3938. Exemplaire d'Anne-Charles-Sigismond de Montmorency-Luxembourg (1737-1803), avec lions et alérions dorés alternant au dos et en écoinçon sur les plats (cf. OHR 832 pour les grandes armes). L'ouvrage appartint ensuite au marquis de Biencourt, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PREDICHE QUARESIMALI E PANEGIRICI - tomo primo - tomo secondo rilegati insieme

      Montanari Giovanni (primo tomo) - Società Tipografica(il secondo), Modena 1771 - Edizione: Prima edizione dopo la morte . Pagine: 348+364 . Illustrazioni: All'antiporta ritratto dell'Autore, incisione a piena pagina di L.Capponi del 1770, insegne dei Gesuiti ai frontespizi.Fregi . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonato pergamena con fregi e scritte al dorso e interventi con inchiostro blu ai tagli . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Piccola smangiatura alle prime pagine non lede il testo. Bruniture. Bellissimo il dorso adorno di fregi floreali divisi in quattro riquadri . Copertina con mancanza di un angolo di pergamena, restauro antico.Vecchissima firma d'appartenenza.Affascinante opera. Granelli , gesuita, genovese di nascita, oltre essere poeta ed abile oratore, fu il direttore della Biblioteca Estense di Modena dal 1767 al 1770.Foto disponibili . Note epoca: #

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        Oeuvres diverses

      Périsse frères, Lyon 1771 - Sono contenuti in questa edizione Discorsi, Poesie, Elogi (a Descartes, a Marco Aurelio) e il Saggio sul carattere e i costumi delle donne. Belle legature coeve in piena pelle con fregi, titolo e numerazione oro al ds. Cornici oro ai piatti, tagli colorati a spruzzo. Abrasioni ai margini e usura degli angoli, mancanza della cuffia superiore al terzo vol. Carta ingiallita con piccole macchie brune sparse, ma buoni esemplari. Ampi margini. Edizione delle opere non comune in questo formato. 8vo (cm. 20), 3 Voll., 5 cc.nn., 160 pp.; 2 cc.nn., 224, 148, 96 pp.; 4 cc.nn., 208, 104 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abraham Bossens gründliche Anweisung zur Radier- und Etz-Kunst, Nemlich: Wie man mit Scheidwasser in Kupfer und andere Metallen etzen, das Wasser, wie auch den harten und weichen Etz-Grund bereiten solle; ingleichen, wiie die Kupferplatten abzudrucken, die Druckerplatten zu machen, und was man sonsten dabey in acht zu nehmen hat. [ab S. 133: Georg Andreas Böckler: Zugabe oder Anhang von der Herold- Mahl- und Reiß-Kunst worinnen begriffen, was man bey dem Kupferstechen oder in der Etzkunst davon zu wissen nöthig hat. Nebst beygefügten Figuren, und Beschreibung verschiedener Sinnbilder und deren Auslegungen...] Nebst H. Gautier de Nimes Kunst zu tuschen, beede mit hierzu dienlichen Kupfern versehen.

      George Peter Monath, Nürnberg, 1771. Frontispiz, Titel, 6 Bll Vorrede, 209,7 S.18 Kupfertafeln, 1 Textkupfer, 1 ganzseitiger Holzschnitt; Frontispiz, Titel, 5 Bll, 96 S., 8°, Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. Rücken mit 3 verschlossenen kleinen Wurmlöchlein, fast durchgehender Wasserfleck innen unten, meist schwach und die Lesbarkeit nicht beeinträchtigend. Zwei maßgebliche Werke in einem Band in insgesamt recht guter Erhaltung. Versand D: 3,00 EUR

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        Prickly Apple and Zebra Swallow-Tail

      London: printed for Benjamin White, 1771. Hand-coloured copper engraving, on fine laid paper. Very good condition apart from some very light soiling and mild rippling. 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). Otherwise known as the lily thorn or thorny Catesbaea, the prickly apple grows in tropical North America and the West Indies. It was discovered by Catesby in the Bahamas, near Nassau. As pictured in this stunning print, this beautiful plant yields fruit and colourful cone-shaped flowers. Flying amidst its branches are two examples of the large North American zebra swallow-tail butterfly, so called because of the distinctive zebra-like markings on its wings. They typically inhabit open fields and woodlands and have conspicuously long graceful tails. Trained as a botanist, Catesby travelled to Virginia in 1712 and remained there for seven years, sending back to England collections of plants and seeds. With the encouragement of Sir Hans Sloane and others, Catesby returned to America in 1722 to seek materials for his 'Natural History'; he travelled extensively in Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas, sending back further specimens. His preface provides a lengthy account of the development of this work, including his decision to study with Joseph Goupy in order to learn to etch his plates himself to ensure accuracy and economy. A lovely and important work, embodying the most impressive record made during the colonial period of the natural history of an American colony. The most significant work of American natural history before Audubon's Birds of America. Cf. Anker 95; cf. Clark I:55; cf. Dunthorne 72; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 86; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p.85; cf. Meisel III:340; cf. Nissen BBI 336, IVB 177; cf. Sabin 11509; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1057; cf. Wood p. 282; cf. Amy Meyers and Margaret Pritchard, Empire's Nature, Mark Catesby's New World Vision , Williamsburg, 1998.

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        Bibliothèque physique de la France, ou Liste de tous les ouvrages, tant imprimés que manuscrits, qui traitent de l'histoire naturelle de ce royaume : avec des notes critiques et historiques.

      Jean-Thomas Hérissant, Paris 1771 - In-8 de 40-496 pp., tables et supplément, demi-basane bleue, dos lisse orné de fleurons à froid et de filets à froid (reliure du XIXe siècle). Edition originale. Précieux catalogue raisonné d'histoire naturelle de 1362 articles et un supplément de 261 numéros ; « il doit son origine à la Bibliotheca Scriptorum Historiae Naturali de Scheuchzer publié en 1716 dans lequel se trouve le chapitre 2 de la Bibliothèque historique du Père Lelong. Louis-Antoine-Prosper Hérissant (mort en 1769 à 24 ans) refondit entièrement le travail de Scheuchzer et des nouveaux éditeurs du père Lelong pour composer la Bibliothèque physique de la France. » (Gabriel Peignot, Répertoire, p. 336). Cachet ancien « Bibliothèque d'A. Passy ». Conlon, 71-1017. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Norges Riiges Historie. 1-3 deel.

      Sorøe & Kiøbenhavn 1771-81. 4to. (16) + 524 + (36) + (10) + 498 + (46) + (22) + 484 + (34) s. 9 tabeller (hvorav 7 foldet). + Medbundet : Afhandling om de Norskes og endeel andre Nordiske Folkes Oprindelse, som Indledning til den Norske historie, med et Anhang om Tiids-Regningen i den gamle Nordiske historie til Harald Haarfagers Tiider. Sørøe 1769. (16) + 318 s. 3 foldede tabeller. Bundet i to 1800-talls skinnbd. Ryggene skrapet og slitte. Bind 1 slitt ved øvre kapitél. Mangler foldet kart

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        "El fuero viejo de Castilla, sacado, y comprobado con el exemplar de la misma obra, que exîste en la Real Biblioteca de esta corte, y con otros mss ... Publícanlo con notas históricas y legales"

      Madrid: por D. Joachin Ibarra. 1771. "Small folio, pp. [4], lvi, 143, [1]; engraved vignette title page; bound with: Jordán de Assó y del Río, Ignacio, & Miguel Manuel y Rodríguez, El ordenamiento de leyes, que D. Alfonso XI hizo en las Cortes de Alcalá de Henares el año de mil trescientos y quarenta y ocho. Publícanlo con notas... Madrid: Ibarra, 1774, pp. [2], xxxiv, 158, [2]; woodcut vignette on title page, tail-pieces; decorative initial. Laws, statutes, etc. of the Kingdom of Castile in Spain. Miguel Manuel y Rodríguez of Seville was one of the great historians of Spain in the 18th century and he was also the first librarian of the Colegio Imperial de Madrid. Together with Dr. Ignacio Jordán de Asso y Rio, a Spanish historian, jurist, and naturalist who was also known under the pseudonym Melchor de Azagra, they published these two works dedicated to Spanish law: the first on the Charter Viejo de Castilla; and the second, El Ordenamiento de Leyes in which they deal with the system of laws that Don Alfonso XI made in the courts of Alcala de Henares in the year 1348, here published with notes and an accounting of the Kingdom of Castile. Palau 18725 and 18726 respectively."

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        Histoire de la vie de P. P. Rubens.

      Ae. de Bel, Bruxelles 1771 - In-8 de X-373 pp., portrait gravé, maroquin rouge, dos orné à nerfs, large frise dorée d'encadrement sur les plats, fleurons aux angles, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Portrait de Rubens en frontispice gravé par Antoine Cardon d'après son dessin exécuté à la plume de sa propre main à l'age de 53 ans. Histoire du Chevalier et Seigneur de Steen illustrée d'anecdotes qui n'ont jamais paru. De la bibliothèque du bibliographe Georges Bengesco avec son ex-libris gravé. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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...

      

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        Choir Gaur : the grand orrery of the ancient druids, commonly called Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, astronomically explained and mathematically proved to be a temple erected in the earliest ages ..

      Salisbury London: Printed for the author, and sold by E. Easton ; Sold also by R. Horsfield ... and J. White, 1771. First edition.. Hardback. 4to. (11.5 x 9.25 inches. pp.(vi), 73, (1). 2 [of 3] plates. Nineteenth century half morocco, spine tooled elaborately gilt. Decorated endpapers. Top edge gilt. Ribbon marker. Old repairs to tips of lower corners to title page and p.73. Blank endpapers browned. Main textblock age-toned, tanned. LACKS plate 3, but this appears never have to be bound in as there are no signs of an excision. From the library of Rev. Canon John Edward Jackson (1805-1891), English cleric, antiquary and archivist. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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

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

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        El fuero viejo de Castilla, sacado, y comprobado con el exemplar de la misma obra, que exîste en la Real Biblioteca de esta corte, y con otros mss . Publícanlo con notas históricas y legales

      por D. Joachin Ibarra, Madrid 1771 - Small folio, pp. [4], lvi, 143, [1]; engraved vignette title page; bound with: Jordán de Assó y del Río, Ignacio, & Miguel Manuel y Rodríguez, El ordenamiento de leyes, que D. Alfonso XI hizo en las Cortes de Alcalá de Henares el año de mil trescientos y quarenta y ocho. Publícanlo con notas. Madrid: Ibarra, 1774, pp. [2], xxxiv, 158, [2]; woodcut vignette on title page, tail-pieces; decorative initial. Laws, statutes, etc. of the Kingdom of Castile in Spain. Miguel Manuel y Rodríguez of Seville was one of the great historians of Spain in the 18th century and he was also the first librarian of the Colegio Imperial de Madrid. Together with Dr. Ignacio Jordán de Asso y Rio, a Spanish historian, jurist, and naturalist who was also known under the pseudonym Melchor de Azagra, they published these two works dedicated to Spanish law: the first on the Charter Viejo de Castilla; and the second, El Ordenamiento de Leyes in which they deal with the system of laws that Don Alfonso XI made in the courts of Alcala de Henares in the year 1348, here published with notes and an accounting of the Kingdom of Castile. Palau 18725 and 18726 respectively.

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        Les Quatre Poëtiques : d'Aristote, d'Horace, de Vida, de Despréaux, Avec les Traductions & des Remarques par M. l'Abbé Batteux (2 vols)

      Saillant & Nyon, Desaint, Paris 1771 - Roces y fatigas en el encuadernado. Algunas manchas de humedad. Anotaciones en sus primeras páginas. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación de los ejemplares. Nous ENVOYONS (sur demande et gratuitement) vidéo de démonstration de l'état de conservation du livre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Hob. III: 19-24; op. 9]. VI Quatour[!] a deux Violons, Taille et Basse. Dedies a Monsieur F.C. Stolkert... Opera VII... Price 8/. [Parts]

      London: Longman, Lukey and Co.. [1771]. Four volumes. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title within fine decorative border incorporating musical instruments, putti, etc.), 14 pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Basso part figured. "No. 15" in ink to head of each title. Some soiling and offsetting; occasional smudges and stains; Viola part slightly dampstained at upper margin. . A later edition. Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 381. Hoboken collection catalogue 7, 535. Hirsch III, 276 (with title corrected to "Quatuor," diacritics added, and publisher spelled "Luckey" [?transcription errors]); 278 (with same errors in titling as present copy, but much later Clementi imprint). RISM H3446 (3 copies only in the US, at the University of California Berkeley, the Library of Congress, and Colonial Williamsburg Research Department). The order of the quartets is different from the Hoboken Haydn catalogue (19, 24, 20-23). The dedication is as in the first edition published in Amsterdam by Hummel in 1769 and originates with its publisher.

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        VÖGEL. - Nachtschwalbe. "The Goatfucker. Caprimulgus, mas. Der gemeine Geissmelker." und "The female Goatfucker. Caprimulgus, fem. Das Geissmelker Weibchen." Zwei Darstellungen auf zwei Blatt.

      - 2 altkolorierter Kupferstich von Johann Jakob Haid und Sohn, Augsburg, 1771-78, je 38,5 x 29,5 cm. Nissen IVB, 771. - Aus "Vögel. Nach der neuen englischen Ausgabe des Herrn Thomas Pennant, in das Lateinische und Deutsche übersetzt, und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet von Christoph Gottlieb von Murr." - Eines der imposantesten und zugleich seltensten jemals in Deutschland publizierten Prachtwerke der Ornithologie. - Johann Jakob Haid (1704-1767), Schüler von Georg Philipp Rugendas und Johann Elias Ridinger, gründete in Augsburg einen großen Verlag, der von seinem Sohn Johann Elias Haid (1739-1809) weitergeführt wurde (Thieme/Becker XV, 481f). - Dekorative Dartsellungen in leuchtendem Altkolorit. Originally coloured copper-engraving by Johann Jakod Haid from "Vögel" published in Augsburg 1771-78. - One of the rarest and most impressive books of birds ever published in Germany. - In very goog condition.

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        Historische reisbeschryving van geheel Zuid-America (HIER NUR BAND 1 von 2), gedaae op bevel des konings van Spanje, door Don George Juan,. en door Don Antonio de Ulloa,

      Goes, Jacobus Huysman, (printed in The Hague by Jacobus van Karnebeek) 1771 - mit einem 2-farbigen Titel mit großer gestochener Titel-Vignette, einem ganzseitigen allegorischen gestochenen Frontispiz und 12 überwiegend mehrfach gefalteten Kupfer-Tafeln mit Karten, Plänen und anderen Abbildungen, (8), XXIV, 428 Seiten, Apart Band I der bedeutenden Reisebeschreibung in einem ordentlichen, unbeschnittenen Exemplar, der Einband insbesondere die Kanten und das Rückenfalz berieben, die Vorsätze restauriert und ein Ausriss im Schmutztitel (außerhalb des Textes) fachgerecht ergänzt sowie einige Seiten mit leichten Knicken und stellenweise leicht unfrisch Sprache: Deutsch 23x28, braunes OHLdr der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic, Oder gründlich-verfaßte Reguln deren man sich als einer Anleitung zu berühmter Künstlere Zeichen-Werken bestens bedienen kann ( Teil 1- 4 = Alles )

      Selbstverlag Nürnberg 1771 Teil 1 mit gestochenem Frontispiz, Titelblatt, 3 n.n. Blättern ( Vorrede und Vorbericht ) sowie 18 Tafeln Umrißkupfern / Teil 2 mit Titelblatt, 3 n.n. Blättern sowie 18 Tafeln Umrißkupfer / Teil 3 mit Titelblatt, 3 n.n. Blätter sowie 18 Tafeln Kupferstiche ( teils in Umrißzeichnungen ) / Teil 4 ( herausgegeben von Johann Justin Preissler, 1768 in Nürnberg ) mit Titelblatt, 3 n.n. Blättern sowie 18 Kupfertafeln ( hiervon 3 Tafeln mit Umrißzeichnungen ). So vollständig. Zusammen in einem Halblederband der Zeit, Folio ( 36 x 24 cm ). Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten stärker bestoßen, etwas fleckig. Innen Besitzvermerke auf Vorsatz und Titelblatt, einige Seiten und Tafeln etwas fleckig oder stock- bzw. fingerfleckig, 1 Tafel mit größerem Einriss, ansonsten recht guter Zustand. Das Zeichenwerk Presslers in allen vier Teilen vollständig mit zusammen 73 Kupfertafeln incl. Frontispiz ist selten. ( Gewicht 900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Preissler, Zeichenkunst, Zeichnen, Zeichenwerken, Umrißzeichnungen, Kupferstich, Google

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        Observations concerning the Distinction ofRanks in Society

      Dublin. Printed by T. Ewing. 1771. 8vo, 17x 12cm,xiv,[ii],240p., foxed, front and rear free flies wanting, in contemporaryfull dark brown calf, real raised bands, label wanting, spine cracked andglued, board edges worn, foxed, good copy. (ids) John Millar, 1735-1801.Millar was a Scottish lawyer and philosopher who counted among hisfriends and acquaintances, Hume, Lord Kames, Adam Smith and Thomas Reid.Both the American and French revolutions had his support, and he waswhiggish when it was rather more circumspect to be toryish. He washeavily influenced by Smith's Theory of Economic Determinism, while thepresent title also show Montesquieu's affect on his thinking. Thisedition comes between the third published in London in 1779 and thefourth published in Edinburgh in 1806. It was probably unauthorized andwas no doubt issued in response to the events in France. Millar's mostimportant work..

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        THOMAS HUTCHINSON, ESQUIRE; CAPTAIN-GENERAL AND GOVERNOR IN CHIEF, IN AND OVER HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, TO SAMUEL SEWALL ESQ GREETING. BY VIRTUE OF THE POWER AND AUTHORITY IN AND BY HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL COMMISSION TO ME GRANTED TO BE...FIRST MAJOR OF THE REGIMENT OF MILITIA...

      Boston, 1771. Expertly silked, with some strengthening of fold lines on verso, mild loss along centerfold. Good. In a blue cloth folding case. A superb engraved colonial appointment from Loyalist Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson, completed in manuscript and signed by him during his first official year as governor of the colony. In the document, Hutchinson appoints Samuel Sewall, Esq. to the position of First Major for the Militia of York County, Massachusetts (now the southernmost county in present-day Maine), under the command of Col. Nathaniel Sparhawk. Hutchinson signed the document at top left, just beneath the seal. The manuscript portions of the document appear to be in the hand of Hutchinson's secretary, John Cotton, whose signature appears at the bottom of the document. Additionally, there are two witness signatures on the verso. This interesting document involves two important Massachusetts figures. Thomas Hutchinson was a merchant and politician, and the most prominent Loyalist in the province, ascending from lieutenant governor to governor of Massachusetts, serving in the latter role from 1771 to 1773 after a brief period as acting governor. Hutchinson was a nuisance to the Revolutionaries, as he continually sided with the Crown on the most hated of British taxes. Hutchinson fled Boston for London in late 1773, and remained in exile in England until his death in 1780. He also wrote an important history on the Massachusetts Bay, the first volume of which was published in 1764, with the third volume published posthumously. The appointee is Maj. Samuel Sewall, Esq. Sewall was a great-nephew of famed Salem witch trial judge Samuel Sewall. He was an accomplished inventor, furniture maker, architect, and engineer, credited as the first person to drive piles into deep rivers as a foundation for bridges. He designed and helped build the bridge that would later bear his name in York County, and helped design and erect the Charlestown Bridge in Boston in 1786. Very little is known of Sewall's military career; it is very likely that Sewall switched allegiances and served with the patriots during the Revolution, as he was a respected and influential citizen of York for the remainder of his days. The document was engraved by talented Boston silversmith, Nathaniel Hurd. Hurd was an expert with precious metals, especially the ornate decorations that characterized the rococo style of the period. He also produced a large number of bookplates for prominent citizens of Boston, trade cards, paper currency, table of weights and measures, various important prints, and engraved military commissions ordered by the provincial government, like the present example. Hurd died just six years after the date of this document, cutting short the career of an early American silversmith engraver who was at least the equal of Paul Revere, if not the best silversmith in Boston of his period. An outstanding colonial appointment signed by the penultimate British governor of Massachusetts, appointing a first-rate engineer from a prominent Massachusetts family to first major of the York militia.

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        Instruction de Sa Majeste Imperiale Catherine II Pour la Commission...

      1771. Early Amsterdam Edition of Catherine's Nakaz Catherine II [1762-1796], Empress of Russia. Instruction de Sa Majeste Imperiale Catherine II. pour la Commission Chargee de Dresser le Projet d'un Nouveau Code de Loix. Amsterdam: Chez Marc Michel Rey, 1771. [vii], 229 pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary mottled calf, blind rules to boards, gilt spine with lettering piece, edges rouged, marbled endpapers. A few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, spine ends worn, front joint starting at ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, dampstaining and light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. An attractive copy. * Second Dutch edition. This important text, also known as the Nakaz, or Instruction, is a statement of legal principles written by Catherine II from 1764 and 1766. Permeated with the ideas of the French Enlightenment, and copied mostly from the work of Voltaire, Montesquieu and Beccaria, it was compiled as a guide for the All-Russia Legislative Commission convened by the Empress in 1767 to create a new code to replace the 1649 Muscovite Code. Revised in consultation with Beccaria, Frederick the Great and Voltaire, the Instruction proclaimed the equality of all men before the law and disapproved of death penalty and torture. Unfortunately, her proposed code was never completed. Catherine's manuscript was written in French, and she later produced a Russian translation. Editions in German and Russian were published in Moscow in 1767. Several editions followed in nations ranging from Itay to Latvia. The first Dutch edition, in Dutch translation, was published in Amsterdam in 1769. The 1771 Amsterdam edition was the first Dutch edition in French. It is a scarce imprint. OCLC locates 2 copies in North American law libraries (Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley). Butler, The Nakaz of Catherine the Great 528 (entry 28).

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        A dissertation on the gout, and all chronic diseases, jointly considered

      London: J. Dodsley, 1771. Cadogan, William (1711-1797). A dissertation on the gout, and all chronic diseases, jointly considered . . . 8vo. [iii]-viii, 88pp.; lacking half-title (A1). London: J. Dodsley, 1771. 202 x 127 mm. 20th-century half morocco, gilt-lettered spine, cloth boards. Last leaf somewhat soiled and frayed, but very good. Partially trimmed early inscription [ “. . . Bagot”] on title. From the library of Haskell F. Norman, with his bookplate. First Edition. Cadogan was one of the first to publicly blame the occurrence of gout upon its victims’ immoderate habits, identifying the causes of the disease as “Indolence, Intemperance and Vexation.” He rejected the traditional drastic treatments for gout, which included bleeding, purging and dosing with antimony, in favor of temperance, a moderate diet and regular exercise. These sensible recommendations did much to dispel the fashionable aura surrounding the disease and promoted a more rational and systematic approach to its alleviation. A Dissertation on the Gout was a sensation upon publication, going through eight editions in one year, but it was also severely criticized and lampooned by those unwilling to accept its tenets; Dr. Johnson, himself a sufferer, called it “a good book in general. . . but a foolish one as to particulars.” Copeman, A Short History of the Gout and the Rheumatic Diseases, pp. 16-17; 85-87. Garrison-Morton.com 4498. Norman 384 (this copy).

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        [Hob. III: 19-24; op. 9]. VI Quatour[!] a deux Violons, Taille et Basse. Dedies a Monsieur F.C. Stolkert... Opera VII... Price 8/. [Parts]

      London: Longman, Lukey and Co.. [1771]. Four volumes. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: 1f. (title within fine decorative border incorporating musical instruments, putti, etc.), 14 pp.; Violino secondo: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp.; Basso: [1] (title), 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Basso part figured. "No. 15" in ink to head of each title. Some soiling and offsetting; occasional smudges and stains; Viola part slightly dampstained at upper margin. . A later edition. Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 381. Hoboken collection catalogue 7, 535. Hirsch III, 276 (with title corrected to "Quatuor," diacritics added, and publisher spelled "Luckey" [?transcription errors]); 278 (with same errors in titling as present copy, but much later Clementi imprint). RISM H3446 (3 copies only in the US, at the University of California Berkeley, the Library of Congress, and Colonial Williamsburg Research Department). The order of the quartets is different from the Hoboken Haydn catalogue (19, 24, 20-23). The dedication is as in the first edition published in Amsterdam by Hummel in 1769 and originates with its publisher.

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        Alphabetum Veterum Etruscorum et Nonnulla Eorumdem Monumenta

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, 1771. First edition. 37, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Modern decorated paper boards. Fine. First edition. 37, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. The Alphabet of Ancient Etruscan.

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        Grey Fox Squirrel (Eastern Gray Squirrel) with Bahaman Orchid

      London: printed for Benjamin White, 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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        Serrurier.- Serrurerie. (Schlosser. Schlosserei). 57 Kupfertafeln, gezeichnet von Lucotte, gestochen von Benard, aus dem Tafelband 9 (1771?) der von Diderot und d'Alembert herausgebenen Encyclopedie.

      um, Paris, 1771 - Paris, um 1771. Gross-4° (39 x 27 cm). 12 Seiten Text, 57 Tafeln (davon 2 doppelblattgrosse), Plattengrösse ca. 36 x 22 cm. Pergament-Einband der Zeit. Textblätter gebräunt, Tafeln an den Rändern gebräunt, wenige kleine Braunflecken. Die letzten acht Tafeln am Bug verstärkt, sieben weitere im unteren Teil verstärkt, Gelenk dort angebrochen. Einband stärker berieben mit kleiner Schabspur am hinteren Deckel, angestaubt bzw. fleckig. die Tafeln zeigen die verschiedenen Arbeiten der Schmiede und nennen auch herstellende Firmen diverser Produkte wie: Stangen, Eisen, Werkzeuge, Drähte, Nägel, Beschläge für den Bau und Kutschen- sowie Fahrzeugbau, Federn, Gitter und Geländer sowie Zaunfelder in vielen einfachen, teils auch sehr dekorativen Varianten, Turbeschläge, Riegel, Ketten, Schrauben und andere Bauteile mit Gewinden, Schlüssel und zahlreiche Schlösser ( z.B. Vorhänge- und Kastenschlösser), Möbelbeschläge, Fenster und Türen mit verschiedenen Profilen, Zahnräder bis zu Amboss, Hammer und weiterem Gerät - SW: Schmiedearbeiten, Kunstschmiede, Schmiedehandwerk Textblätter gebräunt, Tafeln an den Rändern gebräunt, wenige kleine Braunflecken. Die letzten acht Tafeln am Bug verstärkt, sieben weitere im unteren Teil verstärkt, Gelenk dort angebrochen. Einband stärker berieben mit kleiner Schabspur am hinteren Deckel, angestaubt bzw. fleckig.

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        Shinsen kaiseki shippoku shukocho [trans.: New Selection of Plans for the Tea Ceremony & Shippoku].

      One double-page & 7 full-page illus. 53 folding leaves. Large 8vo, orig. decorated wrappers (soiled), orig. block-printed title label on upper cover, modern stitching. Kyoto: 1771. First edition. We learn from the preface that the author acquired his knowledge of shippoku and kaiseki cuisines from his grandfather, Yukansai, who was a master of flower arrangement in Sakai. Shippoku cuisine is a fusion of Chinese, Japanese, and Western cuisine originating in Nagasaki. A primary characteristic of shippoku cuisine is jikabashi, the seating of the diners around one common round table on which the food is served in one dish, with all diners serving themselves. Because of the availability of sugar at Nagasaki, another characteristic of shippoku cuisine is a certain sweetness to the dishes. The text describes a large number of dishes, arranged by month and season. The illustrations depict the decorative tableware and tables Unimportant worming, mostly marginal. ❧ Rath, Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan, p. 103. .

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        Thoughts on the late transactions respecting Falkland's islands

      T. Cadell, London 1771 - First edition, second impression, (with "second edition" on title), and published just a month after the first; 8vo, pp. [4], 75; complete, with half-title; 19th century morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on spine; some rubbing but generally very good. "Strahan printed 1000 copies of this impression, charging almost twice as much as for the first" (Fleeman). Of the three copies at Yale, one belonged to Benjamin Franklin. Courtney & Smith, p. 116; Fleeman 71.3FI/3. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS THROUGH THAT PART OF NORTH AMERICA FORMERLY CALLED LOUISIANA...ILLUSTRATED WITH NOTES CHIEFLY TO NATURAL HISTORY. TO WHICH IS ADDED BY THE TRANSLATOR A SYSTEMATIC CATALOGUE OF ALL THE KNOWN PLANTS OF ENGLISH NORTH AMERICA

      London, 1771. Half titles in each volume. Contemporary calf, spines gilt. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedowns, modern bookplate on rear pastedowns. Some light foxing and toning. Very good plus. Bossu went to Louisiana in 1750 as a captain of the Marines. This narrative is comprised of a series of twenty-one letters to the Marquis de L'Estrade describing Bossu's life and travels in the vast Louisiana country from 1751 to 1762. Bossu's ventures ranged from Fort Chartres, in present-day Illinois, to Mobile and along the Mississippi. His visit to New Orleans took place only thirty years after its founding, and he was able to gather considerable information from the memories of locals. "Bossu wrote well and his letters not only give an interesting picture of life in the Mississippi Valley and the Mobile Country to the east at the beginning of the second half of the eighteenth century, but incorporated also are many sketches of events in preceding years" - Streeter. This is the first English edition, to which Howes assigns the same "b" rating as the suppressed first edition of 1768. "The first volume is almost entirely filled with historical and personal sketches of the Southern Indian Tribes of the present United States" - Field. Almost all of the second volume of this edition is given over to the catalogue of plants, making it an important piece of American natural history. The catalogue, which does not appear in the first edition, was compiled by Johann Reinhold Forster, the well-known German explorer and botanist, based on specimens of North American plants he saw in England, and on his translation of the work of Swedish botanist Pehr Lofling describing the plants he collected in northern South America in 1754-56. A handsome copy.

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        Des Herrn von Justi Natur und Wesen der Staaten als die Quelle aller Regierungswissenschaften und Gesezze. Mit Anmerkungen herausgegeben von D. Heinrich Godfried Scheidemantel der Rechten öffentlicher Lehrer in Jena

      W.A. Steidel und Compagnie, Mitau 1771 - 606 Seiten und Register, Original Pappband. Name a Titel, Einband stärker berieben u bestoßen, Rückenschildchen beschädigt, Papier altersgemäß nachgedunkelt, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Äußerst selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ESPECTACULO DE LA NATURALEZA O CONVERSACIONES A CERCA DE LAS PARTICULARIDADES DE LA HISTORIA NATURAL, QUE HAN PARECIDO MAS A PROPÓSITO PARA EXCITAR UNA CURIOSIDAD UTIL Y FORMARLES LA RAZÓN A LOS JÓVENES LECTORES ESCRITO EN EL IDIOMA FRANCÉS POR EL ABAD M. PLUCHE Y TRADUCIDO AL CASTELLANO. TERCERA EDICIÓN

      Madrid 1771 - Materia: Libro antiguo de ciencias naturales con grabados calcográficos. Publicación:Madrid, Imprenta de Pedro Marín, 1771 - 1773. Descripción: 4º menor (21 cm.) Tomo I: Frontis, 15 hojas, 266 páginas, 2 hojas, 15 láminas. Tomo II: Portada, 284 páginas, 5 hojas, 8 láminas. Tomo III: Frontis, 2 hojas incluida portada, 244 páginas, 6 hojas, 21 láminas. Tomo IV: Portada, 286 páginas (error de paginación 280) 6 hojas, 16 láminas.Tomo V: Frontis, 3 hojas incluida portada, 285 páginas, 5 hojas, 27 láminas. Tomo VI: 2 hojas incluida portada, 332 páginas, 6 hojas, 5 láminas. Tomo VII: Frontis, 3 hojas incluida portada, 316 páginas, 2 hojas, 4 láminas. Tomo VIII: 2 hojas incluida portada, 346 páginas, 3 hojas, 17 láminas. Tomo IX: Frontis, 3 hojas incluida portada, 354 páginas, 3 láminas. Tomo X: 2 hojas incluida portada, 279 páginas, 17 láminas. Tomo XI: Frontis, 2 hojas incluida portada, 397 páginas. Tomo XII: 2 hojas incluida portada, 240 páginas, 30 láminas. Tomo XIII: Frontis, 2 hojas incluida portada 360 páginas, 30 láminas. Tomo XIV: 2 hojas incluida portada, 319 páginas, 7 láminas. Tomo XV: Frontis, portada, 449 páginas, 1 hoja. Tomo XVI: Frontis, portada, 394 páginas,1 hoja. Encuadernación: Encuadernados los 16 tomos en plena piel de época ricamente decorados en el lomo con nervios, hierros y florones dorados. Cortes pintados. En buen estado con pequeños desgastes en alguna encuadernación. Estado de conservación:Perfecto estado de conservación papel muy limpio y buena encuadernación de época. Revisado completo. Notas:La obra tiene 200 grabados. RSSS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité de la Castrametation et de la Défense des places fortes; où l\'on propose de nouveaux ouvrages de fortification passagere pour les places assiégées & pour le camps retranchés, avec planches; a ´usage de S.A.S. Monseigneur L\'Electeur de Saxe Frederic Auguste IV. par Joseph de Fallois, Major des Ingenieurs de campagne au service de S.A.S. E. ci devant son précepteur pour le mathématiques; de l\'Academie des Arcades à Rome, & de la Société d\'Agriculture à Leipsig, &c.

      Berlin G.J. Decker, 1771. [11 nn Bll.] 188 S. mit 15 ausfaltbaren Tafeln Gr.-8° Halbederband der Zeit über fünf Bünden mit goldgeprägtem Titelrückenschild und goldgeprägter Verzierung. Erste Ausgabe des gesuchten Werkes zum Lagerbau in sehr gutem Erhalt. Vorzüglich mit 15 ausfaltbaren Kupfern illustriert, großzügig gesetzt und auf starkem Papier gedruckt. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        The Love Epistles of Aristenaetus.

      London J. Wolkie 1771. 8vo. Beatifully bound in full crushed levant gilt, ruled in gilt to boards and with extra gilt decorations to spine. All edges gilt. 174pp. Half title present, lacking final ad leaf, unsurprisingly. Internally clean and fresh. Marbled endpapers; bookplate of Edward Francis Carry to front pastedown, old booksellers catalogue description to front flyleaf. Attractive woodcut tailpieces, all in all a lovely piece of 18th century printing. A slim, handsome volume, very attractive indeed. This collection of mildly racy adventures, edited, finessed and refined by Sheridan from the original translation of Nathaniel Brassey Halhed (nobody names their children like that any more), a contemporary of Sheridan's from Harrow. Sheridan would have been only 20 at the time and this collected translation, the first in English, was intended to be part of a series of poeticised translations of the worls of worthies such as Theocritus, but these subsequent attempts never made it to print, greatly to the disappointment of the young Sheridan. E. F. 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 beautifully named University of St. Mary of The Lake, in Illinois. A very pretty example.

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        The History of the Herculean Straits, Now Called the Straits of Gibraltar: Including those Ports of Spain and Barbary that Lie Contiguous Thereto.

      London: Rivington, 1771., 1771. FIRST EDITION. In two volumes. Quarto. pp. x, 379; ii, 414. With 13 folding and 4 single-page or in-text copper plate engravings, mainly being plans and maps. Some views of the rock of Gibraltar and reproductions of notable Moorish inscriptions. In recent Atkinson's full mottled brown calf with raised bands and gilt titles to red and black labels on spines. Very occasional pencil marginalia. Some small tears (c.1cm) to creases of folding plates, and 2cm tear to edge of p. 379/380 vol. II. Text unaffected. Generally very clean and crisp; a rare near-fine copy in a beautiful new binding. Inspired by a six year period of residence on Gibraltar with the British garrison, Thomas set out to write the complete history of the Straits of Gibraltar from the time of the first Phoenician trading settlements.

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