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        RELATION D'UN VOYAGE DANS LA MER DU NORD, AUX CÔTES D'ISLANDE, DU GROENLAND, DE FERRO, DE SCHETTLAND, DES ORCADES & DE NORWÉGE; FAIT EN 1767 & 1768

      Paris, 1771. Quarto. Contemporary paper boards, original paper label (ink inscription faded). 20th-century bookplate on front pastedown. Titlepage printed in red and black with engraved vignette. Titlepage slightly soiled and age- toned. Slight age-toning at edges and occasional minor foxing, one leaf at rear dampstained. Edges untrimmed. A very good copy. First edition of the account of French explorer Kerguelen- Trémarec's voyage in the North Sea, including the coasts of Iceland, Greenland, and Norway, undertaken in 1767 and 1768. A second edition was published the following year in Amsterdam and Leipzig, and an English translation appeared in the first volume of John Pinkerton's collection of voyages and travels issued in the early 19th century. According to the preface, the purpose of the expedition was to "give protection and encouragement to the cod fishermen on the coast of Iceland, and to preserve order among the French fishermen" (Cox). Complementing the three folding engraved maps are several plans and coastal profiles and four fine plates depicting the indigenous peoples of the Arctic regions. Kerguelen- Trémarec's later expeditions included a voyage to the South Seas, where he discovered the Kerguelen and Desolation islands in the Antarctic in 1772.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        1771 INDIANS OF ECUADOR - SPANISH CONQUISTADOR PRIEST'S GUIDE for the ADMINISTRATION of NATIVE INDIANS - Obispo de Quito

      En la Oficina de Pedro Marin, Madrid, Spain 1771 - ITINERARIO PARA PÁRROCOS DE INDIOS En Que Se Tratan Las Materias mas Particulares Tocantes a Ellos Para su BUENA ADMINISTRACIÓN. Compuesto por. SENOR DON ALONSO DE LA PEÑA MONTENEGRO, Obispo del Obispado de San Francisco de Quito. (PRIEST'S GUIDE for the GOOD ADMINISTRATION of INDIANS. Composed by DON ALONSO DE LA PENA MONTENEGRO, Bishop of the Diocese of San Francisco de Quito.) EN MADRID: En la Oficina de Pedro Marin, 1771. Nueva Edicion, Purgada de Muchisimos Hierros (New Edition, Purged of Numerous Errors). TEXT IN SPANISH. VELLUM BOUND, limp vellum , five cord spine bands, manuscript title on spine (mostly faded), 8x12" (20cm x 30cm), Pagination: [2] blank free-endpaper, [32], 612 pages. CONDITION: The vellum covers are soiled, darkened, rubbed, missing a half-dollar size piece at the upper rear corner, and well-creased (as normal for limp vellum); nonetheless the vellum covers remain quite lovely in a Harry Potter Hogwarts' Library way. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges are split but holding with the cord binding; the bottom half of the last two leaves (pages 609/610 and 611/612) is roughly torn off; the rear free-endpaper is lacking, and the rear pastedown is mostly lacking; there is chipping to the bottom corner of the first few pages, not affecting text; light foxing and some age spotting here and there throughout; otherwise the inner pages are nice, complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Contents: LIBRO PRIMERO En que se Trata de la Elección y Canónica Institución del Párroco, y de todas las demás obligaciones que tiene el Doctrinero. LIBRO SEGUNDO De la Naturaleza y costumbres de los Indios. LIBRO TERCERO En que se Trata de los Sacramentos - del Bautismo, La Confirmación - Del dolor que es parte material del Sacramento de la Penitencia, De la Confesión, Del Confesor, De la Satisfacción Sacramental que es el tercer acto Penitente, Del Inefable Sacramento de la Eucaristía, Del Sacramento de la Extremaunción, Del Sacramento del Orden, Del Sacramento del Matrimonio, De los Grados de Consanguinidad, Afinidad, y Cognación Espiritual y Dispensación en ellos. LIBRO CUARTO De los Preceptos de la Iglesia y de la Ley Natural que deben Guardar los Indios. LIBRO QUINTO En que se Trata de los Privilegios que tienen los Señores Arzobispos y Obispos, los Regulares, y los Indios en estas partes. Y de los Visitadores y modo como se han de portar en las visitas de los Indios y sus Doctrineros. De la conciencia errónea muy ordinaria en los Indios, y de algunas cuestiones misceláneas. The Original Limp Vellum Binding makes this an especially attractive copy of this rare book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Terrae Yemen maxima Pars seu Imperii Imami, Principatus Kaukebân, nec non ditionum Haschid u Bekîl, Nehhm, Chaulân, Abu Arîsch Et Aden, Tabula ex observationibus astronomicis et hodometrici jussu et sumtibus Potentissim: Daniae Regnum Friderici V. Et Christiani VII. institutis delineata Auctore C. Niebuhr':.

      - Kupferstich n. Carsten Niebuhr, um 1771, 56,5 x 37,2 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 325 (Carsten Niebuhr, 1733-1815. Born in Altendorf, Holstein; died in Meldorf, Holstein. German engineer, mathematican and astronomer. Part of a Danish expedition from Sinai Peninsular to Yemen, 1761-1767 of which he was sole survivor. .). - Zeigt Jemen mit dem Roten Meer u. dem Golf von Aden. - Oben rechts dekorative Titelkartusche; darunter 3 Meilenzeiger; unten links 2 spaltiger Erklärungsblock. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Tabula.Topographica Ominiu Locorum, et Conventuum Provinciae Hungariaei ord. Minorum S. Francisci. Conventualium - F.M.A.Righini M.C. del. et scul.'.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Francesco Antonio Righini n. Francesco Antonio Righini, 1771, 17,5 x 23,5 Nicht bei Szántai, Atlas Hungaricus 1528-1850; D. Cremonini, L' Italia nelle vedute e carte geografiche ., Nr. 70. - Zeigt die ungarische Franziskanerordensprovinz. - Sehr seltene Ordensprovinzkarte. - Beiliegend ein Textblatt mit Namen der Klöster und der Städte. - Sehr selten! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Remarques sur le militaire des Turcs et des Russes.

      Breslau, Wilhelm Theophil Korn, 1771. - 8vo. 264 pp. With 3 folding engr. plates. Contemp. calf with giltstamped red label to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. Second, enlarged edition, published a year after the first and now including "diverses observations sur les grandes actions qui se sont passées dans la dernière guerre d’Hongrie, et dans la présente en Moldavie". This is the first work of the Swiss-born De Warnery (1720-86), published in a German translation as early as 1766 (purportedly against his own wishes): according to the author, never one to eschew self-aggrandizement, he was the first to "unmask the Turks" and show that they did not warrant the fear with which they were usually viewed (cf. ADB XLI, 176). The plates show suggestions for battle arrays. - Unobtrusive repairs to lower cover of the appealing binding. Variously browned and brownstained due to paper. Rare. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Barbier IV, 257. Cf. Atabey 1321 (first ed. 1770). Not in Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Von Würmern des süssen und salzigen Wassers.

      - Kopenhagen, Heineck und Faber, 1771. Small-4to (235 x 185mm). pp. (6), 200, with charming engraved title-vignette, 3 engraved folded tables and 16 engraved folded plates. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with black gilt lettered label. First edition of this scarce work, to which the author contributed also the drawings and engravings of the plates (except for the title-vignette which was done by Bissel). Otto Fridrich Müller (1730-1784) was the author of a splendid work on the zoology of Denmark 'Zoologia Danica'. As a person of the Age of Enlightenment his interest was broad and he was 'the foremost representative of the Linnaean period in Denmark' (Snorrason 1974). "From 1774 until 1784, he had an amazing and steady output of publications. In the fields neglected by Linnaeus and his followers, Müller made strong contributions to knowledge of Infusoria, Hydrachnidae, Tardigrada, Vermes, Mollusca." (Damkaer p. 74).Engelmann 567; Nissen ZBI, 2934; Carus 561: "O.F. Müller untersuchte in musterhafter Weise verschiedene Abtheilungen". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Urkunde mit eigenh. U. sowie Gegenzeichnung von Wenzel Fürst Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711-1794).

      Wien, 31. X. 1771. - 8 SS. Lateinische Handschrift auf Pergament. Kordelgehefteter roter Samteinband mit Papiervorsatzblättern, Wolkenkleisterspiegeln und Seidenbändern. Folio (255 x 359 mm). Ernennungsurkunde für den Grafen Carlo Pertusati (gest. 1804) zum königlichen Finanzintendenten von Pavia. 1773 übernahm er dasselbe Amt in Mailand; 1780 wurde er Hofkammerrat. 1776 wurde er in den toskanischen Ritterorden von St. Stephan aufgenommen. Der Ernannte stammte aus einer alten Mailänder Adelsfamilie; er war Sohn des Grafen Luca Pertusati, der die umfangreiche Bibliothek seines eigenen Vaters, des Präsidenten des Mailänder Senats Carlo Pertusati (1674-1755), über Intervention von Firmian und Kaunitz an Mailand verkauft hatte, wo sie Maria Theresia 1770 öffentlich zugänglich machte - der Nukleus der Biblioteca Braidense. - Mit Gegenzeichnung des Leiters des italienischen Departements in Wien, Joseph Frhr. von Sperges (1725-91); Vermerk über Entrichtung der Siegelgebühr von 6 Gulden und 55 Kreuzern; am hinteren fliegenden Vorsatz Gebührenvermerk über 25 Gulden und 39 Kreuzer sowie Registraturvermerk von Joseph Gerenzanus. Etwas stockfleckig. Es fehlt das Siegel.

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        TRAVELS INTO NORTH AMERICA. CONTAINING ITS NATURAL HISTORY, AND A CIRCUMSTANTIAL ACCOUNT OF ITS PLANTATIONS AND AGRICULTURE IN GENERAL...THE CIVIL, ECCLESIASTICAL AND COMMERCIAL STATE OF THE COUNTRY

      Warrington, 1771. 19th-century three-quarter calf, spines gilt. Internally quite clean. Very good. The first English edition, translated by John Reinhold Forster, after the original Swedish edition published in Stockholm in 1753-61. Kalm was in America in 1748 and 1749, using Philadelphia as his base of operations. Much of the first volume is devoted to his observations on the country around that city; much of the second volume relates to his sojourn in the Swedish settlements in southern New Jersey; and the remaining volume concerns his journey north through New York to Montreal and Quebec, and his experiences there in 1749. "One of the most reliable eighteenth-century accounts of American natural history, social organization, and political situation. Kalm gives an especially important account of the American Swedish settlements" - Streeter. This is also an important work of natural history and botany. Kalm was a student of Linnaeus, and he gathered impressive collections during his American travels. He was also a close friend of American naturalist John Bartram and travelled with him into New York State. The text is accompanied by an excellent and large map, "A New and Accurate Map of Part of North America...," which shows the northeastern section of North America from Virginia north and west to Ohio.

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        Cases Argued and Determined, in the High Court of Chancery in the Time of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke, From the Year 1746-7 to 1755 with Tables, Notes and References. 2 volumes

      Printed by W Strahan and M Woodfall for T Cadell in the Strand, London, London 1771 - Contemporary full leather covers, marked and well rubbed with worn corners and spine ends, small areas of leather loss at and adjacent to spine ends, leather is cracked on hinges but covers are firmly attached, missing spine labels. Binding sound, end-papers and titles are darkened, pages a little darkened but otherwise clean. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 4 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 12015060080. This book is heavier than 1kg, and may incur additional delivery charges on some delivery services to some locations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan geometral de Gibraltar, anno 1756, Beaurain Jean

      Beaurain Jean de, 1696-1771 - Plan geometral de Gibraltar, anno 1756, Beaurain Jean Plan géométral de Gibraltar, avec les nouveaux ouvrages de cette ville faits par les Anglois, les attaques des Espagnols commencées au mois de février 1727 et les lignes faites après la levée du siège par ordre du roy catholique Philippe V pour empêcher la communication de Gibraltar d'avec l'Espagne, construit. par le chevalier de Beaurain, Size of the leaf: 53x61 cm., little brownish, small tears on margins, some restorations on centerfold with a little loss. SCARCE MAP OF GIBRALTAR [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alphabetum Graecum: cum oratione Dominicali, salutazione Angelica, symbolo fidei, & praeceptis decalogi.

      Rome Typis Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide 1771 - A very good copy bound in recent half calf, cloth boards.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Historische Reisbeschryving van geheel Zuid-America; gedaan op bevel des Konings van Spanje.

      Goes, J. Huysman, 1771. (printed in The Hague by Jacobus van Karnebeek, 1771 for ---). 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary three quarter calf and brown morocco title labels lettered in gold. Both titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes by H. Vinkeles, engraved allegorical frontispiece by H. Vinkeles, one head-piece above the dedication by J. Huysman after S. Fokke, 15 folding maps and plans (one of which is a large map of the Pacific by J. van Jagen, (torn) dated 1771, and 2 by J. v. Schley), 2 folding engraved plates, 8 full page engraved plates and many head- and tail pieces. (8), XXIV, 428; VIII, IV, 406, (2) pp. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of this description of South America by the Spanish naval officer and mathematician Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795), dedicated to the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, Petrus Albertus de la Parra.The translation is after the French edition, published at Amsterdam in 1751, which was translated from the original Spanish edition of 1748. top spin part 1. Owners name. Tiele 1120.

      [Bookseller: Max SILVERENBERG]
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        Autograph Document, signed

      9 July, 1771. two pages. Originally folded in four, one part separated at fold but present, browned and chipped at outer folds with no loss of text. Approximately 13” x 8”. (In French) ...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 .

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        Mantissa Plantarum altera generum editionis VI. & specierum editionis II.

      - Holmiae, L. Salvii, 1771. pp. (6), 143-588. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettered label. A fine copy of the second 'Mantissa' which was published separately, in a much too small edition. It is an indispensable supplement to the 'Species Plantarum'. It also contains tucked away a zoological appendix, in fact the second appendix 'Regni animalis appendix' (pp. 521-552). W. Junk in 1935 made a reprint of these two appendices 'Linné Systema Naturae: Appendices Zoologicae. Holmiae 1768-1771. together with a commentary. "Der II. Nachtrag enthält auf 32 Seiten 123 Tiere (34 Vertebrata, 49 Insekten. und 40 Vermes, die allerdings grössenteils Mollusken sind" (Junk p. 8).The second 'Mantissa' is a very rare item. Already in 1916 Dr. W. Junk stated: 'Jetzt fast unauffindbar' and in his '5o Jahre Antiquar' he calls it a 'Rarissimum'."Linnaeus should be granted the last word on his taxonomic method. The preface to the second part of his 'Mantissa', dated 1 September 1771, contains this summary, composed in 'the twilight of his life'. It is given here in Svenson's translation (1945): 'Some botanists talk loudly about the 'Natural Orders' in place of a method, but so long as there is no essential character of an order, by which the genera can be combined or distinguished from those of different orders, these orders remain as a bell without a clapper. However, their use in other respects may be of the greatest importance' (Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans p. 139). Small piece of paper cut away and replaced at the lower margin of the title-page not affecting the text.Provenance: Stamp of Joh. Eustach von Görtz, Prussian diplomat (1737-1821) on title-page.Hunt 596; Hulth 25; Sandberg, A catalogue of the works of Linnaeus no. 114; Stafleu & Cowan 4831. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE, PAR LA FRÉGATE DU ROI LA BOUDEUSE ET LA FLUTE L'ÉTOILE, EN 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769

      Paris, 1771. Half title. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt, leather label. Minor shelf wear. Small contemporary bookplate of the Duc de Decrès on front pastedown. Very minor foxing in margins of half title and last leaf. A remarkably bright and clean copy. Fine. First edition of this important work. Bougainville first undertook an expedition to the Falkland Islands and Patagonia, at his own expense, to secure them for French colonization. To avoid possible conflict due to Spain's envy of this acquisition, France gave up the territory to her. The narrative of that expedition was related in THE HISTORY OF A VOYAGE TO THE MALOUINE ISLANDS... (Paris, 1770). After delivering the Falklands to Spain, Bougainville was ordered across the Pacific to the East Indies, and then home. The completion of the three-year voyage marked the first official French circumnavigation and inspired much French interest in the Pacific islands. The party collected abundant natural history information concerning the regions visited; a chapter on the Falklands gives the history of their settlement as well. The expedition stopped at many South Sea islands, among them Tahiti, and included is a long section on that island as well as a vocabulary of the natives. Bougainville was in Buenos Aires when the order arrived for the expulsion of the Jesuits from Paraguay, which he describes in detail. An extraordinary capstone to this remarkable voyage was that Bougainville lost only seven out of two hundred men. "Bougainville also touched at the Moluccas, Batavia, and Mauritius before he arrived once again in France in 1769. Although Bougainville made only a few important discoveries, he created a great deal of interest among the French in the Pacific, which resulted in the voyages of Marc-Joseph Marion de Fresne and Jean François de La Pérouse. The largest island in the Solomons and two straits in the Pacific bear his name, and the tropical flowering vine called bougainvillea was also named for him. Bougainville later took part in the American Revolution, survived the French Revolution, and was made a senator and count of the Empire by Napoleon I. Bougainville's accounts of Pacific Islanders in this work echoed Jean Jacques Rousseau's concepts of the 'noble savage,' and inspired Denis Diderot to write his denunciation of European contact with indigenous peoples" - Hill. This copy belonged to Admiral, later Duc, Denis Decrès, Napoleon's Minister for the Navy and the Colonies from 1801 to 1814, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Decrès was the Minister directly responsible for Nicholas Baudin's voyage to Australia. Therefore, there could have been much instructive value in the present volume for Decrès, who perhaps used Bougainville's experiences with regard to Baudin, to assist in the various enquiries into voyage events, many of them relating to Baudin's unfortunate command. A highly distinguished French naval provenance for one of the country's legendary travel narratives.

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        Lettres juives du celebre Mendels-sohn philosophe de Berlin; avec les remarques et reponses de Monsieur le docteur Kölble et autres savants hommes. Recueil memorable concernant le Judaïsme. Francfurt /The Hague, Aux depends de la Compagnie, 1771.

      - Modern, old style binding, half calf leather. Else a good copy with an ownership mark on the titlepage (‘Joseph Basler [or Basbe?]’). With an engraved frontispiece showing three scenes from jewish life and a small engraving on the titlepage by I.M. Eben. 8°: A-Z 8, pag.: 368. The filosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) was the spiritual leader of the German Jewry during the Enlightenment. He wrote many philosophical treatises and is considered the father of the Jewish Enlightenment. Thus he became the symbol of progressive Judaism to the Christian world. At the height of his career, in 1769, Mendelssohn was publicly challenged by a Christian apologist, a Zurich pastor named John Lavater, to defend the superiority of Judaism over Christianity. The letters forming his reply - published in German in 1770 and translated for the present rare French edition - neither attacked Christianity nor defended Judaism; they maintained instead that such polemics were inconsistent with Judaism and unbecoming of Jews. The controversy, which disturbed Mendelssohn greatly, forced him to recognize that his Judaism created a barrier between himself and his enlightened colleagues. Mendelssohn wanted to take the Jews out of a ghetto lifestyle and into secular society. He tried to improve the relationship between Jews and Christians as he argued for tolerance and humanity.

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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, 1771. 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.

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        Maamar Ha-Torah Ve-Ha-Chochmah [Ma¿a mar HaTora Ve-HaChochmah] [Essay on law and the various sciences]

      Moshe and Partners, London, England 1771 - First Edition. pp. 4, 85, 5. Pages browned. Hebrew work on the sciences that includes the first exposition of Newtonian physics in Hebrew, by a Hebrew scholar and medical practitioner. He was born in Berlin, studied under the Chief Rabbi David Frankel (author of Korban He-Edah) and was the grandson of his namesake, R. Gumpel Schnaber, the Dayan of the tri-communities of Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbeck. He studied medicine in England with Dr. John Hunter and was appointed physician to the Duke of Portland. He later served as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, where, King Gustavus III encouraged him to translate all of his medical and polemical works into Swedish. Schnaber¿s appointment as professor by King Gustav may be the first instance in the modern era of a Jew receiving this title without having to convert to Christianity. The book deals with geometry, algeby, mecanics, optics, astronomy, geography etc. At the end of the book is an alphabetical glossary, written in Hebrew of scientific terms. Vinograd, London 63; Roth, London 22. The present work, which stressed the importance of studying the sciences, engendered some controversy among the zealous. See Piccioto, Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History, page 138; and Friedenwald, Jewish Luminaries in Medical History, page 95. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, for observing the motions of the heavenly bodies "

      Salisbury: "printed for the author, and sold by E. Easton [et al.]". 1771. "First edition, 4to, pp. vi, 73, [1]; 3 folding copperplates, 1 woodcut diagram in the text; full contemporary calf, red morocco label on spine; joints cracked, else very good. John Smith, M.D., described on the title page as ""the innoculator of the small-pox,"" is not to be confused with John Smith, D.D., the minister and Gaelic scholar. The text includes accounts of Stonehenge by Camden and Inigo Jones, among others."

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        Meditazioni sulla economia politica

      Livorno: Stamperia dell'Enciclopedia, , 1771. Octavo (222 x 145 mm). Contemporary "Carta rustica" binding of limp boards, spine lettered in ink, preserved in a custom made cloth box. Housed in a black flat back cloth solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. Entirely uncut; a superb copy. First edition, the very rare first issue, as issued without a title-page. The work, "a complete treatise on political economy" (The New Palgrave), went through six editions within two years and was translated into French, German, Dutch and English. Verri makes a detailed analysis of production, examining the different causes which lead to an increase of population and of the balance between production and consumption. "This ratio or balance is the key concept in Verri's economic analysis, since it not only influences economic growth but also values the rate of interest, and, via its influence on the balance of trade it also determines national money supply" (ibid.). "Written with great brevity and clearness … his object was not so much to produce a systematic treatise, as to show the impolicy of restrictions, especially of those restraining the freedom of the corn-trade and of those growing out of the privileges of corporations" (McCulloch).

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        Historia Reformationis Ecclesiarum Raeticarum, ex genuinis fontibus et adhuc maximam partem numquam impressis sine partium studio deducta, ut extans symbola ad syntagma hist. reform. Helvetiae queat censeri, nunc primum in lucem edita, a Petro Dominico Rosio de Porta. Tomus primus.

      Curiae Raetorum, Impensis Societatis Typographicae / Chur, Typographische Gesellschaft 1771; [bzw. Curiae Raetorum et Lindaviae, sumptibus Jacobi Otto / Chur und Lindau, Jakob Otto 1772 oder 1774?]. - 2 Teile (wohl von 3) in 1 Band (v. 2 Bänden). 4° (ca. 25.8 x 21.6 cm). 32 Bll., 261 (+1 leer) + 658 SS., 10 (+1 blanko) Bll. Es fehlt ev. das Titelblatt von Teil 2. Schöner neuerer bibliophiler HPerg.-Einband mit Pergamentecken und mont. Papierrückenschild, Deckelbezug in handgemachtem Marmorpapier. Erste Ausgabe. Druck auf Bütten (vollrandig/unbeschnitten). Vereinzelt leicht gebräunt und wenig stockfleckig. Etwas Alters- und Lagerungs-, kaum eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, gest. Exlibris des 19. Jhs. a. Vorsatz. Gesamthaft gutes und sehr gepflegtes Exemplar (ursprünglich wohl nur interimsmässig gebunden), das Papier weitestgehend bemerkenswert sauber und fest. Inhalt: Das Werk setzt ein mit ?De Raetia et Raetis in genere?, ?De Statu Rel. Christ. in Raet. usque ad Sec. XVI.?, und ?De origine Reformationis? (pp. 1?67) und reicht bis ?Reformatio Ecclesiarum in Oengadina?, sowie (1541?1543) ?Episcopi Paulli mors. Pensionarii puniti. Blasii Dialogi?; Teil 2 beginnt mit den Jahren 1522?1540 (?Evangelium praedicatum in Italia, Valle Tellina, Clavenna? etc.) und führt dann bis zu ?Turbelae in Raetia? (1572?1577) und ?Reformatio Jurisdictionis Burgunianae? (i.e. Bergün und Filisur im Albulatal: ?Reformatio parochalis Ecclesiae Bergunii ac filialum, nec non Filisurii? und ?Mors Huldrici Campelli?) in den Jahren um und nach 1577 (der Bündner Reformator und Pfarrer Ulrich ?Duri? Campell starb 1582). Das Inhaltsverzeichnis für beide Teile steht übrigens unmittelbar vor Textbeginn des Liber Primus. ? ?Das Werk [.] enthält ausführliche Quelleneditionen und ist deshalb für die Bündner Geschichte unentbehrlich? (K. Marti-Weissenbach, in: HLS). ?? Petrus Dominicus Rosius à Porta (1732?1808) von Fetan im Unterengadin, aus alter Graubündner Familie des Gottehausbundes, in Chur, Brienz, Fetan und Schuls. Pfarrer und Dorfwirt in Scanfs (S-chanf), Präses der Synode 1778, Kirchenhistoriker (HBLS). ? Feller/Bonjour 2, 1962 beschreiben eindrücklich die enormen Schwierigkeiten und Widerstände, denen à Porta bei seinem Unterfangen und mit seinem Werk begegnete, und die ihm auch in den Weg gelegt wurden. ?Sein Trachten geht darauf aus, sein Werk auf die ersten Quellen zu gründen. Im Vorwort spricht er bitter von den Enttäuschungen, die ihm seine Quellensuche eintrug. [.] Wieviel vergebliche Gänge tat er: Er findet die Kirchenarchive leer, selbst dort, wo der Krieg von 1618?1638 nicht gewütet hat. Die Adligen halten ihm fast ohne Ausnahme die Familienarchive verschlossen. [.] Auch das Bundesarchiv ist ihm nicht gleich zugänglich [.].? (p. 579). In Zürich hingegen findet er Material, Verständnis, Unterstützung und tatkräftige Hilfe. ?Aber wie er zu Hause seine Schätze strahlend ausbreitet, stösst er auf Gleichgültigkeit: Wozu denn das Zeug nütze? [.] Das Werk steckt voll neuer unbekannter Tatsachen; ohne Porta würde heute manches verloren sein. [.] Sein Werk geht bis 1642. Der versprochene vierte Band [.] blieb aus, wohl weil die ersten geringen Absatz fanden. [.] Der Churer Verleger verkaufte 1827 den Stock von Exemplaren einem Glarner Schabzigerhändler.? (p. 579 f.). ? Erwähnung verdient auch das sehr positive Urteil von Oscar Vasella über die Historia Reformationis: ?Dieses Werk ist eines der besten seiner Art, die bestehen. Es ist mit einer ganz besonderen Sorgfalt verfasst. [. Nie] zuvor und auf lange Jahrzehnte hinaus nicht mehr wurde eine Darstellung der bündnerischen Reformation geschrieben, die in ähnlich umfassender Weise handschriftliche Materialien herangezogen hatte.? (Zit. in: J. A. v. Sprecher, Kulturgeschichte der Drei Bünde, neu bearb. v. R. Jenni, 1951, p. 678; vgl. auch die Originalausgabe, Geschichte der Republik der drei Bünde, Bd. 2, 1875, pp. 521 ff., wo v. Sprecher u.a. ebenfalls auf den fast skandalös geringen Absatz des Buches zu sprechen kommt. Die Veräusserung von allem, ?was von der Auflage in albo noch übrig war, also der grösste Theil?, an den Schabziegerhändler fand laut v. Sprecher im Jahr 1816 statt; loc. cit., erste Fussnote [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reizen van den heer Thomas Shaw (...) door verscheiden gewesten van Barbarye en de Levant behelzende (...) de Koningryken Algiers en Tunis benevens Syrie, Egypte en het steenachtig Arabie. 2 delen in 1 band, Amsterdam, Loveringh, 1771-1774.

      4°, half leren band uit de tijd, 24+20+382+(10)+208+66+(8) pag. Geillustreerd met tekstillustraties en 35 (van 37) kaarten en gravures buiten de tekst. Mist de platen 5 en 25. Bibliotheekstempel op titelpagina. Zeldzaam werk (slechts 2 ex. in STCN). Enkele scheuren in de kaarten. B1839.

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        Cases Argued and Determined, in the High Court of Chancery in the Time of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke, From the Year 1746-7 to 1755 with Tables, Notes and References. 2 volumes

      Printed by W Strahan and M Woodfall for T Cadell in the Strand, London, 1771, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, 1st Edition. Contemporary full leather covers, marked and well rubbed with worn corners and spine ends, small areas of leather loss at and adjacent to spine ends, leather is cracked on hinges but covers are firmly attached, missing spine labels. Binding sound, end-papers and titles are darkened, pages a little darkened but otherwise clean. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: over 4 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 12015060080.

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        Lettre autographe (1804) / Enlèvement et mort du Duc d'Enghien (Talleyrand)

      - BIGNON Édouard (1771-1841). Diplomate, homme politique et ministre. Lettre autographe (minute), Cassel, 8 germinal an XII (29 mars 1804), à Charles-Maurice Talleyrand, ministre des Relations extérieures, 7 pages et demie in-folio (la fin étant dictée à un secrétaire), liées d’un ruban vert. Très intéressante lettre au sujet des réactions à l’enlèvement et l’exécution du Duc d’Enghien (21 mars) et sur la Cour de Hesse. « J’ai reçu la lettre que vous m’avez fait l’honneur de m’écrire ( ) par laquelle v. Ex. (votre excellence) me charge de réclamer de la Cour de Hesse l’adoption de mesures répressives contre les libelles qui paraissent en Allemagne et en particulier contre celui ayant pour titre Napoléon Bonaparte und das Französische Volk under seinem Consulat ( ) Le motif qui m’a fait insister sur ce point est le peu de confiance que mérite de notre part le Chef de la Police de Cassel dont les dispositions antifrançaises m’ont mis déjà plus d’une fois dans le cas de présenter contre lui des plaintes ( ) J’avais envoyé cette note à Mr. Le Bon de Waitz (le baron de Waitz était le ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Guerre du Landgrave de Hesse-Cassel) et l’après-midi ce Me vient m’annoncer que S.A. El. (Electeur de Bade) saisissait avec empressement cette occasion de prouver les sentiments dont elle est animée en prenant les voies les plus efficaces pour satisfaire aux dessins du Gouvernement français. Il ajouta que non seulement la police userait de toute sa surveillance, mais que toutes les librairies allaient recevoir les injonctions convenables, de manière à prévenir et la circulation du libelle dans les États et même le transit sur son territoire ( ) J’ai fait sentir dans la même note la liaison criminelle qui existe entre la publication des écrits dénoncés et les complots formés contre les jours du 1er Consul. Dans ce qui se dit vulgairement sur l’expédition d’Ettenheim (l’enlèvement du Duc d’Enghien) je ne remarque point qu’on attache une grande importance au fait de l’entrée de nos troupes sur le territoire Germanique. Cependant on ne laisse pas que de relever quelques mots de la proclamation de l’Electeur de Bade d’après lesquels on cherche à mettre en doute si le consentement de ce Prince était en effet antérieur à l’expédition. On ne conçoit pas l’esprit d’aveuglement qui a retenu dans un tel voisinage de notre frontière et sur des points où la main vengeresse de la Justice française pouvait si facilement les atteindre des hommes qui avaient provoqué toute sa rigueur et toute son inflexibilité ( ) Ce ministre dans les visites qu’il m’a fait m’a parlé et de l’arrestation et du jugement du Duc d’Enghien avec une réserve éclairée, paraissant juger la sévérité malheureusement nécessaire à laquelle se voit condamné le Gouvernement français comme un de ces devoirs rigoureux que l’intérêt de l’Etat commande impérieusement mais que l’âme généreuse du 1er Consul ne peut remplir qu’à regret » Le duc d’Enghien, Louis-Antoine de Bourbon-Condé (1772-1804), avait été soupçonné par Napoléon d’être à l’origine d’un complot royaliste en compagnie du général Dumouriez. Dans la nuit du 15 au 16 mars 1804, le 1er Consul le fait enlever par une troupe de soldats menés par le général Ordener. L’enlèvement se déroule à Ettenheim, dans le margraviat de Bade ; ville dans laquelle le duc d’Enghien s’était réfugié pendant la Révolution. Convaincu de sa culpabilité, Napoléon traduit le duc d’Enghien devant un conseil de guerre qui le condamne à mort. Le duc d’Enghien est fusillé le 21 mars dans les fossés du château de Vincennes. Cette exécution provoque dans les cours européennes de nombreuses réactions hostiles à Napoléon. Sous la restauration, Louis XVIII fait du duc d’Enghien un des martyrs de la royauté.

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        La Musica Che se Canta Annualmente nelle Funzioni della Settimana Santa nella Cappella Pontificia, Composta dal Palestrina, Allegri, e Bai. Raccolta e Pubblicata da Carlo Burney Mus. D

      Londra: Roberto Bremner [without PN]. 1771. Folio. Half light tan leather with marbled boards, dark brown title label on spine in decorative compartments gilt.. [i] (title with small 18th century engraving depicting a walled city laid down to lower margin), [i] (blank, with engraving of Capella di S. Ignatio in nel Gesu laid down), [i]-[iv] (author's preface, in English), 42 (music, with headings in Italian), [ii] (blank) pp. Title and music engraved; text pages typeset. Also contains works by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525- 1594): Stabat Mater (sequence, à 8); Fratres ego enim accepi (motet, à 8); Popule meus (improperia, à 8; styled "Improperia. Petrus Aloysius Prenestinus"); Tommaso Baj (ca 1650-1714): Miserere (à 9); and Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652): Miserere (à 9). Title somewhat worn and soiled with professional repairs. Manuscript ornaments in ink above and below heading to first page of preface; text underlay in ink to bass part to p. 2 (Palestrina Stabat Mater); small ownership markings to upper outer corner of front pastedown. Lacking the engraved frontispiece of the Cappella Pontificcia. A very good copy overall, uncut. . First Editions of the pieces by Allegri and Baj. Later editions of the Palestrina pieces. Marvin D0018. BUC p. 143. CPM (3 copies in the U.K). Worldcat (6 copies in the U.S.). Allegri's Miserere was banned both from publication and from performance outside the Papal chapel. It is not known which source Burney used for his publication; his preface does not comment on the issue. No extant source in the Vatican confirms Burney's text. It is suspected that Burney used a copy W. A. Mozart had made when he heard the work in 1770 and wrote it down from memory (see Leopold Mozart's letter to his wife of April 14, 1770). It is confirmed that Burney met the Mozarts later that year.

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        Le stagioni; Poema tratto dal Francese, e pubblicato in occasione de' gloriosi sponsali dell'eccellenze loro il signor cavaliere Alvise Monenigo e la Noil donna Polissena Contarini

      Venezia; Presso Modesto Fenzo; con le debite permissioni, 1771. 1st Edition. Provenance; from the library of John Saks with his bookplate. Shadow staining to the prelim and terminal leaves. Very good copy bound in contemporary, patterned wrappers. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Referenced by; Giuseppe Morazzoni 'Il Libro Illustrato Veneziano Del settecento', p.302. Added t.p engraving. Physical description; steel engraved frontis after Andrea Rossi, pp. 73, 29 cm. Each section framed with engraved head & tail pieces; historiated initials. Subjects; Literature - Verse -Italian - 18th Century.

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        ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, II GEO. III. WITH AN INDEX. [bound with:] ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 12 GEO. III. WITH AN INDEX

      Williamsburg: William Rind, 1771, 1772.. [2],8; [2],51pp. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Last leaf backed, minor foxing and toning. Very good. Two Virginia imprints comprising session laws of the General Assembly passed July 1771 and February 1772. Various acts provide relief for owners of tobacco damaged or burned in a warehouse fire, regulations for disciplining the militia, guidelines for "Trials and Outlawries of Slaves," and others, including numerous acts creating infrastructure. The second volume is the second issue, with the correct date in the imprint. Though mentioned on both titlepages, an Index was never printed. Of the first volume, Berg writes: "Once again public money had to be raised to repay planters for tobacco lost or burned at inspection warehouses in Henrico, Chesterfield, King George, and Northampton Counties. The treasurer of the colony was authorized to borrow up to 30,000 pounds to repay those individuals suffering losses." Regarding the second volume, again from Berg: "An act passed at this session to erect and maintain a lighthouse at Cape Henry displays a rare example of financial cooperation between the colonies of Maryland and Virginia. Both colonial assemblies approved this joint venture, which was to be financed from a duty placed on ships using the Chesapeake Bay." Rare, with Berg recording only nine copies of the first and eleven copies of the second. EVANS 12265, 12591. BERG 200, 208. ESTC W8520, W23642. OCLC 6325885, 63255965.

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        Observations Sur La Cure Radicale De Plusieurs Polypes De La Matrice De La

      à Paris: Chez Didot le jeune, 1771. Fine. Chez Didot le jeune, à Paris 1771, In 8 (13x20,5cm), xl, 595pp. (4), relié. - Third edition, revised, corrected and augmented. Illustrated with 6 folding plates designed by Levret engraved by Mutel, representing polyps, surgical and obstetric instruments, which were modified and improved by Levret.Plein brown calf contemporary. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. Partially frayed rotator tail. Bit split in head and tail of the top plate. A dull corner. Owner name was crossed out and snatched the title page, leaving a hole in the papier.André Levret is certainly the most famous eighteenth obstetrician, he has improved the technical and was taken to the court attendant. This important publication covers polyps, soft tumors affecting the mucous membranes, the first chapters dealing exclusively with the female genitals, anus and colon, following the nose and throat. She acknowledges the comments of the practitioner and interventions. This third edition is increased by a supplement "which contains new ways to wear ligatures in deep places, and of the theoretical and practical reflections on the same subjects." --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. Illustrée de 6 planches dépliantes dessinées par Levret, gravées par Mutel, représentant des polypes, des interventions chirurgicales et des instruments d'obstétriques, lesquels furent modifiés et améliorés par Levret. Reliure en plein veau brun d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de queue partiellement élimée. Mors fendu en tête et queue du plat supérieur. Un coin émoussé. Un nom de propriétaire a été biffé puis arraché de la page de titre, laissant un trou dans le papier. André Levret est certainement le plus célèbre obstétricien du XVIIIe, il en a amélioré les techniques et fut fait accoucheur à la cour. Cette importante publication porte sur les polypes, tumeurs molles affectant les muqueuses, les premiers chapitres s'occupant exclusivement de l'appareil génital féminin, l'anus et le colon, les suivants du nez et de la gorge. Elle fait état des observations du praticien et de ses interventions. Cette troisième édition est augmentée d'un supplément "qui contient de nouvelles méthodes de porter des ligatures dans des lieux profonds, des Réflexions théorico-pratiques sur les mêmes sujets".

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        Alphabetum Graecum cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica, Symbolo Fidei, & Praeceptis Decalogi

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, 1771. 15 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine. 15 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Birrell & Garnett 15; Smitskamp PO 205; Brunet I, 197

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        Usong. Eine morgenländische Geschichte, in vier Büchern. Durch den Verfasser des Versuches Schweizerischer Gedichte

      Verlag der neuen Buchhandlung,, Bern 1771 - 404+ (2) pages p. Bound in a beautifull contemporary full calf with raised bands and very rich golddecoration on spine and goldprint. A clean and very fine book [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Histoire des Celtes, et particulierement des Gaulois et des Germains, depuis les tems fabuleux, jusqu'à la prise de Rome par les Gaulois

      First EditionBound in full calf marbled brown time. Smooth back elegantly and richly decorated with flowers forming a box, wheels. As Exhibit tan morocco and volume number in brown morocco. Headdress head of Volume I partially broken away, a head slot. Tail split upper joint of Volume I. Volume II tail headdress delicate with shortages. Bumped corners and bare. Mors rubbed, cracked. Pretty quality binding, original but relatively used. De l'imprimerie de Quillau A Paris 1771 In-4 (19,3x24,5cm) lvi, 634pp. (4); viii, 510pp. (5) relié

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        An Analysis of the Laws of England. Sixth Edition. Eller 223

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1771. Contemporary calf, rebacked, some foxing to the title and a bit elsewhere, else a good copy, with the two folding tables, the margin of one a bit frayed The received edition of Blackstone's analytical schema underlying his Commentaries, and the only edition to appear after the publication of his famous work, this edition designed to correspond "exactly" [Blackstone's word] with them

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        EMPIRE DE LA CHINE RME. DE COREE ET ISLES DU JAPON.

      A GRAND MAP OF CHINA, FORMOSA, JAPAN & COREA Paris [c.1771] - . A single sheet copper etched map,with centerfold, very good, bright, clean, engraved by Andre, with key,sheet size 42.5 x 29 cm., map size 34.5 x 23 cm.,clean papernicely engraved, center folded. R A R E ! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Judgment of Whole Kingdoms and Nations, Concerning the Rights

      1771. Classic Essay on the Rights of Englishment Somers (Sommers), Lord [John] [1651-1716], Attributed. Defoe, Daniel [1661?-1731], Attributed. Dunton, John [1659-1733], Attributed. The Judgment of Whole Kingdoms and Nations, Concerning the Rights, Power and Prerogative of Kings, And the Rights, Priviledges, And Properties of the People: Shewing, The Nature of Government in General, Both from God and Man. An Account of the British Government; And the Rights and Priviledges of the People in the Time of the Saxons, And Since the Conquest. The Government Which God Ordain'd Over the Children of Israel; And that All Magistrates and Governors Proceed From the People, By Many Examples in Scripture and History; And the Duty of Magistrates From Scripture and Reason. An Account of Eleven Emperors, And Above Fifty Kings Depriv'd for Their Evil Government. The Rights of the People and Parliament of Britain, To Resist and Deprive Their Kings for Evil Government, By King Henry's Charter, And Likewise in Scotland, By Many Examples.... London: Reprinted and Sold by J. William, 1771. [viii], 168 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, gilt fillets to boards, rebacked with period-style spine with gilt-edged raised bands and contemporary lettering piece, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, scuff to head of front board, negligible shallow scuff to rear, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown, hinges mended. Light toning to text, spark burns and foxing to a few leaves. Later annotations to verso of front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. An attractive copy. * Tenth edition, corrected. This highly popular tract was first published in 1709 with the title Vox Dei, Being True Maxims of Government. Somers, a barrister of the Middle Temple, was Lord Chancellor of England and the author of The Security of Englishmen's Lives (1681), a tract on juries and one's right to a jury trial. The present work outlines the development of English freedoms, and calls for religious freedom, resistance to tyranny and a limited monarchy. It found a ready audience in the colonies on the eve of the American Revolution and was issued by presses in Philadelphia, Boston and Newport. It was read by several Founding Fathers, including Thomas Jefferson, who, owned the 1773 Philadelphia imprint.

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        A Complete Body of Gardening. Vol. II only (of 2/ von 2). Mit 9 Kupfertafeln (alle).

      London: Printed for the Author and sold by Edward & Charles Dilly, 1771. - Format: Folio 28 x 43,5 cm, Erstausgabe/ First edition. Vol. II apart. 832 Seiten , 24 SS. Gesamtindex + Frontispiz + 8 Kupfertafeln (Pflanzenporträts). Fest gebunden in marmoriertes Leder der Zeit; Lederrücken (wohl vor längerer Zeit erneuert) auf sechs Bünden, reich golddekoriert. Die Seiten sind sauber, die schönen Kupfer vollständig und in Bestzustand. * Mit den großen Abschnitten: > Annual Flowers; > Of the Green-House and Green-House Plants; > The Stove and Stove Plants: > The Kitchen Garden; > Of Orchards; > Of Gathering and Preserving Fruit. ** Klassisches englisches Werk zur Anlage von Gärten sowie zu sämtlichen für die einzelnen Partien geeigneten Pflanzen; jeweils ausführlich vorgestellt (in jedem Abschnitt alphabetisch geordnet). Mit bildschönen Kupfern. Hier: Nur Band II, einsetzend im Abschnitt "Pleasure and Flower Gardens" mit den "Annual Plants". 17. - 18. JAHRHUNDERT beill [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      1771. BLACKSTONE, William.Commentaries on the Laws of England.Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1771-72.Four volumes.First American edition, first issue, of this monumental treatise that greatly influenced the development of the American legal system, this distinctive association copy with the 22-page subscribers list, rarely found, which names leading Revolutionary figures such as John Adams, Federalist co-author John Jay, John Dickinson, and this set?'s original owner Richard Thomas, "Farmer, Chester County, Pennsylvania" signed and dated by him on each title page.Eller 80. Hildeburn 2635/2749. Evans 11996/12327 (and 12321, octavo broadside prospectus tipped into Volume III). Harvard Law Catalogue I, 188. Marvin, 123. Sweet and Maxwell 1.29. See Rothschild 407.Two leaves in Volume I (Y3-4) torn, with portions of text supplied in a neat facsimile. Minor expert paper repair to folding table (Volume II) near stub. Spines dried, front joints of three volumes repaired, contemporary calf showing some wear. A desirable subscriber's copy in the original American sheep binding.

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        La Musica Che se Canta Annualmente nelle Funzioni della Settimana Santa nella Cappella Pontificia, Composta dal Palestrina, Allegri, e Bai. Raccolta e Pubblicata da Carlo Burney Mus. D

      Londra: Roberto Bremner [without PN]. 1771. Folio. Half light tan leather with marbled boards, dark brown title label on spine in decorative compartments gilt.. [i] (title with small 18th century engraving depicting a walled city laid down to lower margin), [i] (blank, with engraving of Capella di S. Ignatio in nel Gesu laid down), [i]-[iv] (author's preface, in English), 42 (music, with headings in Italian), [ii] (blank) pp. Title and music engraved; text pages typeset. Also contains works by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525- 1594): Stabat Mater (sequence, à 8); Fratres ego enim accepi (motet, à 8); Popule meus (improperia, à 8; styled "Improperia. Petrus Aloysius Prenestinus"); Tommaso Baj (ca 1650-1714): Miserere (à 9); and Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652): Miserere (à 9). Title somewhat worn and soiled with professional repairs. Manuscript ornaments in ink above and below heading to first page of preface; text underlay in ink to bass part to p. 2 (Palestrina Stabat Mater); small ownership markings to upper outer corner of front pastedown. Lacking the engraved frontispiece of the Cappella Pontificcia. A very good copy overall, uncut. . First Editions of the pieces by Allegri and Baj. Later editions of the Palestrina pieces. Marvin D0018. BUC p. 143. CPM (3 copies in the U.K). Worldcat (6 copies in the U.S.). Allegri's Miserere was banned both from publication and from performance outside the Papal chapel. It is not known which source Burney used for his publication; his preface does not comment on the issue. No extant source in the Vatican confirms Burney's text. It is suspected that Burney used a copy W. A. Mozart had made when he heard the work in 1770 and wrote it down from memory (see Leopold Mozart's letter to his wife of April 14, 1770). It is confirmed that Burney met the Mozarts later that year.

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      1771. BLACKSTONE, William.Commentaries on the Laws of England.Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1771-72.Four volumes.First American edition, first issue, of this monumental treatise that greatly influenced the development of the American legal system, this distinctive association copy with the 22-page subscribers list, rarely found, which names leading Revolutionary figures such as John Adams, Federalist co-author John Jay, John Dickinson, and this set’s original owner Richard Thomas, "Farmer, Chester County, Pennsylvania" signed and dated by him on each title page.Eller 80. Hildeburn 2635/2749. Evans 11996/12327 (and 12321, octavo broadside prospectus tipped into Volume III). Harvard Law Catalogue I, 188. Marvin, 123. Sweet and Maxwell 1.29. See Rothschild 407.Two leaves in Volume I (Y3-4) torn, with portions of text supplied in a neat facsimile. Minor expert paper repair to folding table (Volume II) near stub. Spines dried, front joints of three volumes repaired, contemporary calf showing some wear. A desirable subscriber's copy in the original American sheep binding.

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        An Analysis of the Laws of England

      1771. The Last Edition Issued by Blackstone Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. An Analysis of the Laws of England. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1756. x, [iv], 180 pp. 2 folding copperplate tables. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary speckled calf, blind rules and fillets to boards, rebacked in period style, gilt fillets to board edges, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine, marbled endpapers, front endleaf endpaper re-hinged. Light rubbing and a some shallow scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial bookplate (of Thomas Leman) to front pastedown. Light toning to text. Early owner signature and annotation to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. * Sixth edition. Revised by Blackstone, this is the best edition of this work. First published anonymously in 1756, the Analysis is a synopsis of Blackstone's Vinerian lectures at Oxford. Issued as a companion to his course, it was, in effect, the outline for Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769). The main text is preceded by a detailed diagrammatic table of contents. The plates depict lines of descent and consanguinity. Many editions of the Commentaries published after Blackstone's death contain the text of this edition of the Analysis, divided into four books and printed in the corresponding volumes of the Commentaries. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 223. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 526..

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        Le stagioni; Poema tratto dal Francese, e pubblicato in occasione de' gloriosi sponsali dell'eccellenze loro il signor cavaliere Alvise Monenigo e la Noil donna Polissena Contarini

      Venezia; Presso Modesto Fenzo; con le debite permissioni, 1771, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Provenance; from the library of John Saks with his bookplate. Shadow staining to the prelim and terminal leaves. Very good copy bound in contemporary, patterned wrappers. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 73 pages; Referenced by; Giuseppe Morazzoni 'Il Libro Illustrato Veneziano Del settecento', p.302. Added t.p engraving. Physical description; steel engraved frontis after Andrea Rossi, pp. 73, 29 cm. Each section framed with engraved head & tail pieces; historiated initials. Subjects; Literature - Verse -Italian - 18th Century.

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        The Iliad

      The Iliad of Homer Translated by Alexander Pope, published by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasgow, 1771. Four volumes. Miniature (3in x 5in). Bound in contemporary vellum, with gilt spine detail, beautiful marble endpapers, marble edging (although faded). Each volume contains the remnants of a former owner's bookplate. Half title and title page. Pages are clean and bright, binding is tight. Overall a very good copy of a rare item.

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        Fundamenta testaceologiae.

      Uppsala, Edmann, 1771 - 4to (200 x 158 mm), pp [iv] 43 [1, blank], with folding engraved plate; a fine, unpressed copy in original marbled wrappers and paper label with title in ms, ex libris of the Bibliothek der Herzogl. Sternwarte (The Royal Observatory at Gotha) with deaccession stamp. £2550First edition of the doctoral thesis of Adolph Murray (1751-1803), pupil of Linnaeus, but of course written by Linnaeus and defended by Murray. The work is ostensibly an outline of the Linnaean taxonomic system for Mollusca, but it is also a work considered almost pornographic at the time. '[Linnaeus] begins his compendium for clams with one of the most remarkable paragraphs in the history of systematics. He regards the hinge between the two valves (cardo) as a defining character, and he then writes: Protuberantiae insigniores extra cardinem vocanturNates- or "the notable protuberances above the hinge are called buttocks." He then names all the adjacent parts for every prominent feature of sexual anatomy in human females - ut metaphora continuetur ("so that the metaphor may be continued"). Clams have a hymen (the flexible ligament connecting the two valves at top), vulva, labia, and pubes culminating in a mons veneris (various features at the top of the shell behind the umbos and, in front of the umbos - our modern term for Linnaeus's buttocks), an anus.Linnaeus's forced rationale for these terms can best be grasped from the picture he presents in illustration - for a species that he named Venus dione, no doubt as a fitting illustration for his terminology. The picture . shows the full crudity of Linnaeus's supposed joke - for his terms record a complex analogy (not overly far-fetched, one must admit, in purely visual appearance) between a clamshell viewed from the top and the standard sleazy pose of pornography . (Stephen Jay Gould, Leonardo's Mountain of Clams, p 79).Adolph Murray (1751-1803) became professor of anatomy and surgery at Uppsala University.Soulsby 2405; Cobres p 433 n 41

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        Alphabetum Veterum Etruscorum et Nonnulla Eorumdem Monumenta

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, 1771. First edition. Woodcut device on title. 37, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Contemporary Italian decorated paper boards, calf spine. Two small circular library stamps on title page. Fine, beautiful copy. First edition. Woodcut device on title. 37, [1] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo.

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