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        Travels into North America; Containing its Natural History, and a Circumstantial Account of its Plantations and Agriculture in General, with the Civil Ecclesiastical and Commercial State of the Country, the Manners of the Inhabitants, and Several Curious

      London: T. Lowndes, 1772. - 2 volumes. 8vo., (8 2/8 x 5 inches). Large engraved folding map and 6 plates (some minor offsetting, one or two pale marginal stains). Modern diced calf antique. Provenance: Bookplates of Ruthven Deane (1851-1934), "heart ornithologist" (Theodore Roosevelt), on each front paste-down and manuscript bibliographical notes tipped in before the first blank in volume one. "One of the most important and reliable eighteenth-century accounts of American natural history, social organization and political situation" (Streeter sale II, 823). Second English edition. First published in Sweden in three volumes in 1753, 1756, and 1761. Before journeying to North America Kalm had travelled extensively not only in Sweden, but also in Russia and the Ukraine. ".These volumes contain the most trustworthy description of Swedish settlements in.Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The voyage was undertaken at the instigation of Linnaeus, for the purpose of discovering whether any North American plants could be successfully introduced into Sweden" (Lande 482). "A work of high character, especially for its natural history, for which the author was immortalized by Linnaeus" (Sabin) who named the "Mountain-Laurel" Kalmia latifolia, the state flower of both Pennsylvania and Connecticut, for him. Sabin 36989. Oblong 8vo., (5 4/8 x 8 4/8 inches). 86 fine chromolithographed plates and 29 half-tones with additional colour, of varieties of fruit including apples, pears, peaches, plums, grapes, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, rhubarb, asparagus, strawberries, and even dewberries, trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Contemporary black cloth. Provenance: with the ink stamp of W.T. Mitchell and Son, Nurserymen of Beverly in Ohio on the endpapers, and their ink stamps with pricing information on some plates throughout. A fine album of extraordinarily colourful plates of plants of all varieties available from the Mitchells of Ohio, printed by a variety of printers local to Rochester in New York. Each plate is accompanied by a short caption describing the plant: this of the Wragg cherry "Origin somewhat uncertain: supposed to be Russian. Tree very hardy, enduring extreme cold, and succeeding generally. Quality fine." "As Rochester's gardening flourished a local bookseller with an interest in the subject, D.M. Dewey, began to collect and publish coloured plates of fruit, flowers, shrubs, and fruit-bearing or purely ornamental trees. Selections of these plates sold by Dewey and others from the 1850s to the last decade of the century were usually bound into pocket-sized books about ten by six inches with stout leather covers, often stamped with the name of the nursery or the salesman offering the plants portrayed within. Dewey also recognised the wider appeal of the coloured plates described by Charles van Ravenswaay as 'an innovation in American popular art' ("A Nineteenth-Century Garden", 1977, page 20.). Their polychromic attractions were extended to a larger audience in small selections from a larger-sized series presented in decorative bindings, . the earliest plates were simple watercolours, but later, as the demand grew, the technique of theorem paintings coloured with the help of stencils was used to multiply the number of copies as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Later still engraved or lithographed outlines were coloured by hand, and finally chromolithographs printed in colour began to replace more laborious procedures, though some of these were finished by hand too. Most of these processes involved the labour of teams of artists and colourists, one or two of whom went on to establish themselves as rivals to Dewey, though none achieved the same success" (Oak Spring Pomona 64). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Henry Alken: Sparrow Catching

      - "Sparrow Catching" Watercolor on paper 7” x 10”; 24” x 20 1/4” framed This is from a superlative selection of sporting watercolors by the acclaimed British artists Samuel and Henry Alken. They were scrupulously assembled by the legendary early 19th-century collector and dealer Frank T. Sabin, and reflect the superb tastes and unrivaled eye of this most sophisticated connoisseur. As such, the present selection forms a group of outstanding original works by two renowned sporting artists. Samuel Alken and his son Henry were the most prominent members of a successful family of artists, and two of the best-known sporting artists of late 18th and early 19th-century Britain. Samuel's parents had emigrated to England from Denmark, and he built his own artistic career to a great level of fame through his mastery of the quintessential British subject matter: the hunt. He entered the Royal Academy Schools, London, as a sculptor in 1772. In 1779 he published A New Book of Ornaments Designed and Etched by Samuel Alken, afterwards establishing himself as one of the most competent engravers in the new technique of aquatint, and he won wide acclaim for his many sporting prints. Working in this genre, Alken became one of the most prolific and acclaimed British sporting artists of his day, and passed his skills on to his son. Samuel was responsible for the early art instruction that set his son, Henry, on a path towards even greater recognition than his own. Henry received his training not just from his father, but also from the miniature painter J. T. Beaumont (1774-1851), an experience that endowed him with an accomplished graphic precision. He applied this skill to his flippant and anecdotal early paintings, etchings and watercolors of hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator, and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray, Leics.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: Translated Out of the Original Tongues, with Annotations

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, 1769-1772 - The second edition of Baskerville's masterpiece, following the 1763 first edition. Issued in parts, this copy retains the first-state title page, dated 1769 (BIBLE, ENGLISH) Second Baskerville Bible, with first state title-page (dated 1769). Folio. Engraved frontispiece, 9 copperplates; unpaginated [1144 pages]. Full contemporary mottled calf, gilt; rubbed and scuffed, some offsetting from plates, light soiling throughout, previous owner's note affixed to front pastedown, else a handsome, sturdy copy. Gaskell 35; Pardoe p. 105 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historiarum ab urbe condita libri qui supersunt; cum omnium epitomis, ac deperditorum fragmentis: ad optimas editiones castigati. Accurante Tho. Ruddimanno, A.M. [Four volumes.]

      Edinburgh: In aedibus W. Ruddimanni et Sociorum 1772 - a little light soiling and browning, ownership inscription of Robert Kerr, 1786, to title-pages (and that of William Kerr, 1820, added in vol. ii), substantial sections of the second volume with interlinear and marginal pencil translations and annotations, a few small slips with further annotations tipped in, pp. [viii], 491, [1]; [ii], 552; [ii], 511, [i]; [ii], 457, [137], 12mo, contemporary sheep, spines divided by gilt rolls, black morocco lettering pieces and small green oval numbering pieces, somewhat rubbed, slight wear to corners and spine ends, a few scrapes to boards, joints cracking a little but sound, bookplate of William Scott Kerr of Chatto, good Thomas Ruddiman (1674-1757) was a classical scholar, librarian, and printer who produced a number of important editions, including the second printing of Douglas’s Virgil (1710). ‘In 1751 he published a superb edition of Livy, in four duodecimo volumes, but by then his sight was failing’ (ODNB) - this is a reprint produced by his nephew, Walter (1719-1781), the third separate edition (several issues had appeared in 1751-2, followed by a 1764 edition published by J. Wood). This copy seems to have come to William Scott Kerr (1807-1890) of Chatto when he was a young student; the pencil notes could be his. The earlier owner, Robert Kerr, must be William’s father (1770-1831), who was born Robert Scott but whose own father assumed the names and arms of Kerr on inheriting the estates of Sunlaws and Chatto. (ESTC N13442)

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        Orlando Furioso.

      Zatta, Venezia 1772 - 4 volumi in 4°(22 x 29) Opera superbamente illustrata, ritenuta una delle più belle opere del settecento veneziano, sinonimo di raffinata ed elegante arte tipografica che impegno artisti quali Molosso, Leonardi, Zuliani, Baratti e altri dai disegni di Pietro Antonio Novelli. Primo Volume = 1ff - occhiello/avviso al legatore - antiporta, frontespizio - 8ff - LX - 160 Contenuto TAVOLE = frontespizio + ritratto Ariosto + abitazione Ariosto + tomba Ariosto + sedia Ariosto + calamaio Ariosto + grafia Ariosto + 12 tavole per i primi 12 canti = Totale di 19 Tavole Secondo Volume 214 ff Contenuto TAVOLE = 13 tavole canti dal 13 al 25 Terzo Volume 206 ff Contenuto TAVOLE = 14 tavole canti dal 26 al 39 Quarto Volume 280 ff Contenuto TAVOLE = 12 tavole canti dal 40 al 46 e dal 1 al 5 dei canti rivisti Per un totale di 58 TAVOLE Altre illustrazioni: 51 quadri degli argomenti ( 46 canti + 5 canti rivisti) con testo anch'esso inciso, 51 capolettera finemente istoriati, 51 tra finalini e culs-de-lampe. Legatura coeva in ottimo stato, cartonata, colorata e lucidata; Autore, titolo e numerazione dei volumi in oro ai dorsi finemente lavorati con decori floreali. Tagli spruzzati di rosso. Fogli interni bianchi e freschi con ampia marginatura. Opera in condizioni di perfetto

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        The Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle in Six Volumes. To which is prefixed The Life of the Author.

      - New ed., 6 vols., 4to., frontis. portrait in vol.I after Kersseboom, 24 engraved plates on 16 sheets (14 folding), a few plates with some light water-marking, bound in early calf, recently neatly respined and re-cornered in morocco, a clean copy. London, W.Johnston, S,Crowder, T.Payne et al, 1772. Fulton 241. The most complete edition of Boyle?s works which are organised in order of their first publication and is prefaced by Thomas Birch?s Life of Boyle first published in 1744.

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        NOUVELLE MAISON RUSTIQUE. La ou économie générale de tous les biens de campagne; la maniere de les entretenir et de les multiplier (2 vols.)

      1772 - París, 1772. 4º M, VIII, 760 p. / VII, 756 p. 1 h. Plena piel época con nervios y lomo cuajado, cortes pintados. 2 vols.: el Vol. I contiene 15 grabados y el Vol. II 23, todos ellos en talla dulce, algunos ligeramente deteriorados. Interesante obra sobre la manera de organizar y llevar una casa de campo. Con capítulos dedicados a la agricultura, jardinería, viñas, caza, pesca, cocina, aves, caballos etc. [Thiebaud nº 597] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Istituzione antiquario nomismatica o sia introduzione allo studio delle antiche medaglie. In due libri proposta dall'autore dell'Istituzione Antiquario Lapidaria.

      Zempel., Roma. 1772 - In 8°, br. muta, pp. XXXII + 487 + 3 inc. n. f. t. raffiguranti compl. 28 medaglie. Front. fig. con inc. di Giardoni. Capilettera su ricche inc. Testata. Finaline. Barbe. Mende alla cop. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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        Luister van het orgel. Naauwkeurige aanwijzinge, hoe men door eene gepaste registreering en geschikte bespeeling de voortreffelijke hoedanigheden en verwonderenswaardige vermogens van een kerk- of huisorgel in staat is te vertoonen

      Gouda : Van der Klos, 1772 - 78 S. 8vo. Mod. HLn. Rücken schadhaft. Einband lose. Einige Randausbesserungen, ohne Textverlust. RISM BVI, 2, S. 411. nl

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        Cours d'hippiatrique, ou Traité complet de la médecine des chevaux. Orné de soixante & cinq planches gravées avec soin

      Edme, et chez l'auteur, Paris 1772 - In-folio (52 x 35 cm), veau fauve moucheté, dos à six nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin vert, filets entourant les plats, fleurons aux angles, filets de coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Orné de 56 gravures en couleurs, 1 frontispice, 1 portrait, et 7 grandes vignettes. Ex-libris Richard d'Aubigny. Bel exemplaire. // Folio (52 x 35 cm), fawn speckled calf, spine tooled raised on six bands, green morocco label, fillets border on covers, flowerets on corners, fillets on turns-in, dentelle inside, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with 56 coloured engravings, 1 frontispiece, 1 portrait, and 7 large vignettes. Ex-libris Richard d'Aubigny. Nice copy.

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      John Baskerville, Birmingham, England 1772 - folio. contemporary paneled calf, gilt-stamped labels on spine, gilt-tooled board edges. unpaginated. This edition is the first edition, first issue of this printing by Baskerville (Gaskell 35). The King James version of the Bible. List of books of the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, and the New Testament. With footnoted annotations and Usher's chronology throughout text. Tables of weights and measures, the Hebrew calendar, days of the week, and times of the day follow text. Frontispiece and nine other copper plate engravings. The subtitle of the New Testament is dated 1771 (this work was originally issued in parts). Baskerville published only two Bibles in his lifetime: the Cambridge Bible (1763) and the Birmingham Bible (1769-1772). Covers rebacked preserving the original spine. With spine label gilt-leathered with the owner's name and date (1772). Gilt board edges. Joints strengthened. Part of one of the spine labels is chipped away. A little worming to front cover and the first few leaves. Covers rubbed and scuffed. Remnants of pew assignments and rents for an Anglican church attached to front pastedown. Some pencil marks and soiling on endpapers. contemporary paneled calf, gilt-stamped labels on spine, gilt-tooled board edges [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Capitain Lemuel Gullivers resor, til åtskillige långt bort belägne land; beprydde med kopparstycken. Tålkad ifrån fransyskan. Andra uplagan. I-II.

      1772 - Västerås, J. L. Horrn, 1772. 8:o. (16),150 pp. & 2 engraved plates + (10),3-173,(3) spp & 2 engraved plates. Modern speckled brown paper covered boards with a bone-white title label and old blue-sprinkled edges (bound by Johanna Röjgård). Occasional minor stains. An unpaginated leaf with book advertisments is missing at the end of part I.The second Swedish edition of "Gulliver's travels". First Swedish edition was published 1744-45. Translated by Olof Bidenius Renhorn from the French and illustrated with four engraved plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Parere. Sulla Natura della Tisichezza, e sulle Cautele da Usare per Preservarsi dalla Medesima. Pubblicato d' Ordine dell' Eccellentissimo Magistrato della Sanitá di Venezia.

      Pinelli,, Venezia, 1772 - Venezia, Pinelli, 1772. Gr.-8°. XXXVIII S. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. In ital. Sprache. Mit einer Titelvignette und einer gestochenen Initiale. - Ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl., etw. stockfleckig, Besitzsign. a. T., leichte Faltspur, leichte Gbrsp. - Italienisches Traktat zur Schwindsucht (TBC) und den Vorbeugungen dagegen. - Die größte geschichtliche Welle der Tuberkulose begann im 17. Jahrhundert und gipfelte im 18. Jahrhundert. Nach einem temporären Aufflackern der Epidemie kurz nach dem Ersten und dem Zweiten Weltkrieg erlebt Europa heute die letzten Ausläufer dieser Welle. In den europäischen Ländern gab es im 18. Jahrhundert hinsichtlich der Auffassung der Pathogenese unterschiedliche Traditionen. Viele Medizinautoren dieser Zeit betrachteten die Tuberkulose als die schlimmste unter den damals bekannten Seuchen. Als Ursachen sahen sie eine Ungleichverteilung der Körpersäfte, unheilvolle Ausdünstungen des Bodens, die Verstädterung oder den Verfall der Sitten an. In Italien neigte man dagegen traditionell zu einer contagiösen, d. h. übertragbaren Ursache. Konsequenterweise führte die Republik Venedig Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts die schriftliche Meldepflicht bei Erkrankungen an der Phthyse (Schwindsucht) der Lungen ein. Die persönliche Habe der an der Erkrankung verstorbenen Personen wurde zur Minderung der Ansteckungssgefahr verbrannt . Das erste Tuberkulose-Sanatorium weltweit wurde 1855 in Deutschland eröffnet, im niederschlesischen Görbersdorf (heute Sokolowsko, Polen). Nachdem man auch im Norden erkannt hatte, dass die Krankheit ansteckend ist, wurde die Tuberkulose in den 1880ern in Großbritannien meldepflichtig. Damals gab es Kampagnen zum Vermeiden des Ausspuckens auf öffentlichen Plätzen. (Zitat) Italienisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland: or, an Inquiry into the origin, religion, future state, character, manners, morality, amusements, persons, manner of life, houses, navigation, commerce, language, government, kings, general assemblies, courts of justice, and juries, of the Britons, Scots, Irish, and Anglo-Saxons.

      for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt,, London: 1772 - [xii], 347, (i), [9] index, [3] adverts. Some toning, foxing or soiling to first and last few pages. Text very clean with occasional light spotting. The 'discoverer' of Ossian, speaking of himself, says in the preface: 'An enemy to fiction himself, he imposes none on the world. He advances nothing as fact without authorities; and his conjectures arise not so much from his own ingenuity, as from the proofs which the ancients have laid down before him.' Takes a great interest in the Irish versus the Scottish claims to be the originators of Celtic culture. Quarto, in a new craftsman binding of half brown calf with marbled boards, spine with five raised bands ruled gilt and two spine labels. A very handsome copy. [Heavy Item] Second edition, revised and greatly enlarged. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete English Traveller;

      J Cooke 1772. Contemporary calf boards, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, a few marks. New spine in speckled calf, raised bands, blind tooling, original red calf label with title in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, frontispiece, title page with ink name at head (John Parlby), [3], (iv) only, [1], (iv) only, [1], 2-696 pp, [12] index, [4] subscribers list, 2 maps (1 folding), 58 pls (B&W, 1 folding), 1 wood cut, 6 printers devices, small tear to edge of 1 plate just touching, 1 paper margin repair. (ESTC T163379. Lowndes 2475/6. Allibon 1924) Sanders, compiler of biographies and writer, who under the pseudonym of Nathaniel Spencer he published in weekly numbers The complete English traveller, or, A new survey and description of England and Wales, containing a full account of what is curious and entertaining in the several counties, the isles of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey . and a description of Scotland in 1771. This travel guide was partly based on his own travels but also drew on the travel writings by John Ray, Daniel Defoe, and John Pennant. See ODNB

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        Beschreibung von Arabien aus eigenen Beobachtungen und im Lande selbst gesammleten Nachrichten abgefasset.

      1772 - Copenhagen, N. Möller, 1772. 4:o. XLVII,(1),431,(1) s. & 1 folded engraved table & 19 engraved plates, of which 4 are folded and 2 hand coloured & 6 folded engraved maps, of which 1 is outlined by hand in colour. Engraved vignette on title and on p. V. Contemporary half calf, somewhat worn, with raised bands, sparingly gilt spine and brown paper label. Edges stained red. Marbled paper on sides. Spine with minor spotting and a small hole. Internally fine with some light foxing. Old stamp on title. Bibliotheca danica II:555. Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) was a German mathematician, cartographer and scientific explorer in Danish service. In 1758 he was made a member of the Danish scientic expedition to Arabia, with the task of making the geographical measurements. Another member of the expedition was the Linnean disciple Peter Forsskål. The expedition was split by inner strife, and the philologist F. C. von Haven was even accused of attempted murder. Forsskål's well known temperament and stubborness probably contributed significantly to the antagonism. Both Forsskål and von Haven died in present day Yemen in the spring of 1763. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        Cours D'Hippiatrique

      - Ou traité complet de la médecine des chevaux, orné de soixante & cinq planches gravées avec soin. Edme; chez l’Auteur; Paris, 1772. Stunning contemporary full brownish red morocco with triple gilt fillet to boards and spine decorated in panels - separated by raised bands embellished with gilt - each with a central gilt flower further enhanced with star and spherical ornaments and cornerpieces of floral design; green morocco title label; foredges and inner dentelles gilt; aeg; marbled endpapers; Folio, 503x341 mms. First Edition. Half title-page; engraved frontispiece; vignette title-page; portrait plate by J. B. Michel after Harguinier; one engraved coat of arms for Charles-Eugene de Lorraine on dedication page and seven numbered engravings as text headers; and fifty-six plates of which nineteen are double-page or folding. The plates are engraved by Ch. Beurlier, B. M. Adam, F. A. Aveline, C. Baquoy, Benard, L. Bosse, Prevost, Mesnil, Germain and others after Harguinier, Lafosse and Saulir. At the rear is a six page Table of Contents, a sixteen page Explanation of the Plates and one page of Errata.Provenance: Third Marquess of Lansdowne - small circular leather book label affixed in inner front board.A sumptuous book in every way; stunning contemporary binding, elaborately detailed plates. A very scarce work in excellent condition with only minor wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1772. Radierung, 1772, auf Bütten. 22,7:16,5 cm. Vorzüglicher Druck mit viel Grat. Literatur: Nagler aus 1-6.. Die Tochter Kaiser Franz I. Stephan und der Kaiserin Maria Theresia zeigte schon früh Interesse an Wissenschaften und Künsten; insbesondere betätigte sie sich als Zeichnerin und Radiererin. Unterrichtet wurde sie von J. Schmutzer (1733-1811), Fr.A. Brand (1735-1806), Johann Durst und in Prag von L. Kohl (1746-1821). Nachdem 1766 in Wien die kaiserliche Kupferstecher-Akademie gegründet worden war, erklärte sie sich am 5. März 1767 kurzerhand selbst zu deren Mitglied; erst zwei Jahre später wurde ihr vom Liechtenstein'schen Galeriedirektor V. Fanti (1720-1775) das Diplom eines erwählten Mitglieds überreicht. Da sie das naturwissenschaftliche Interesse ihres Vaters teilte, betreute und erweiterte sie schon zu seinen Lebzeiten und nach dessen Tod seine umfangreiche Münz- und Mineraliensammlung, später wurde hieraus das Naturwissenschaftliche Museum, und erstellte eine eigene Mineralien- und Insektensammlung. 1780 zog sie nach Klagenfurt in ein eigens für sie erbautes Palais neben dem Elisabethinenkloster. 1769 wurde sie Mitglied der Florentiner Akademie, 1772 Ehrenmitglied der Accademia di San Luca zu Rom.

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        Den obetänksamma sjelfkloka, eller fröken Betsy Thoughtless historia.

      Öfversätning från fransöskan. I-IV. Göteborg, E. Stakberg respektive Stakbergiska boktryckeriet, 1772-73. 8:o. (4),92 + (2),112 + (2),113-216 + (2),54,53-116 s. Samtida enkelt hfrbd med svagt upphöjda bind. Klistermarmorerade pärmsidor. Några mindre maskhål på ryggen. För- och eftersättsblad från senare datum. En anteckning på baksidan av försättsbladet. Småsolkig och med enstaka småfläckar. Titelbladet till del I solkigt och uppfodrat. I samma del fuktränder på s. 9-34 och sporadiskt därefter. Med Knut Belfrages exlibris.. Översatt av Leonhard Johan Chenon som i sitt förord skriver att den svenska översättningen är förkortad. Eliza Haywood (1693-1756) var författare och skådespelare. Hennes mest kända verk är "The history of miss Betsy Thoughtless" som utkom första gången 1751. Detta är det enda verk av Haywood som översattes till svenska i äldre tid

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        An Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland: or, an Inquiry into the origin, religion, future state, character, manners, morality, amusements, persons, manner of life, houses, navigation, commerce, language, government, kings, general assemblies, courts of justice, and juries, of the Britons, Scots, Irish, and Anglo-Saxons

      London:: for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt,, 1772.. Second edition, revised and greatly enlarged.. Hardcover. Very Good in Fine binding. [xii], 347, (i), [9] index, [3] adverts. Some toning, foxing or soiling to first and last few pages. Text very clean with occasional light spotting. The 'discoverer' of Ossian, speaking of himself, says in the preface: 'An enemy to fiction himself, he imposes none on the world. He advances nothing as fact without authorities; and his conjectures arise not so much from his own ingenuity, as from the proofs which the ancients have laid down before him.' Takes a great interest in the Irish versus the Scottish claims to be the originators of Celtic culture. Quarto, in a new craftsman binding of half brown calf with marbled boards, spine with five raised bands ruled gilt and two spine labels. A very handsome copy. [Heavy Item]

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        A fascinating 239 piece archive of John Wormley, Esq., founder of the town of Wormleysburg in Pennsylvania. Several legal documents and items relating to the famous Susquehanna bridge

      Archive consisting of 239 pieces, various dates, relating to John Wormley and his estate which became Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania.The most interesting aspect of this archive is the rich history of Wormsleyburg's founder and the sad demise of his fortune. Rich in land but otherwise poor, John Wormley owned several businesses in town and when he passed away, he left his heirs with a substantial debt. This archive contains many of his agreements to pay back money he borrowed from people. It also consists of several hundred documents including letters and legal documents from John Wormley, Esq.'s life.Wormleysburg history dates back to 1772 when John Wormley settled on the West Shore and was deeded land beside John Kreitzer from William Penn. Both Wormley and Kreitzer were farmers and became quick friends. In 1845 John Wormley, Esq. Inherited his father's estate which he sold off to buy more land from John Armstrong, Colonel under George Washington and leader of the expedition against Kitta

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      Imprenta de Pedro Marin. Imprenta Real de la Gazeta. Imprenta D. Joachin Ibarra. - Madrid. 1772. Pasta con ruedas y dorados. 38X25. 3VOL. 1vol, 4h+897Pág. 2vol, 2h+794Pág+178Pág (indice). 3vol, 6h+430Pág+530Pág. Ref 1.7 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les Modifications de L`Atmosphere ...., 5 parts in 2 vols

      Geneva, 1772 First Edition. Good, bright copy; bdgs. rubbed and jts. strained; spines somewhat scraped; 4to. There are 7 eng. plates and a fldg. table. The author pursued a number of careers but is noted for thebook offered here. It is an encyclopaedic compendium on the design and theory of barometers. There is a detailed history of the device along with a commentary on 14 different designs. In conjunction with this detailed exposition De Luc reviews and criticizes the theoretical work of the principal 17th and 18th century commentators on hydrodynamics (as it relates to barometer design and theory). No less than D Bernoulli and Leibniz come under Deluc's scrutiny (see Wolf p. 289 who points out this section of the text). It is in the context of this discussion that he introduces the idea of latent heat into physics (later rigorously defined by Black). Deluc's treatise touches on many key problems of instrument design and dramatically illustrates the practical and theoretical issues.

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        Memoires historiques, politiques et militaires sur la Russie. 2 vols.

      Lyon, Bruyset, 1772.. XLIV, (4), 366pp; (4), 428pp. With 10 fold. engr. maps. Contemp. full calf, gilt.. Edges rubbed, corners bumped. Each title-page with repaired small cut-out, no loss of text. Occasional minor staining otherwise a very good copy.

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        Recherches historiques et critiques sur les principales preuves de l'accusation intentee contre Marie Stuart, reine d'Ecosse. Avec un examen des histoires du Docteur Robertson, et de M. Hume, par rapport a ces preuves. Paris: Edme, 1772.

      - First French edition of the controversial defence of Mary, Queen of Scots, by Hume’s contemporary, William Tytler (1711-1792) originally published as An Historical and Critical Inquiry into the Evidence produced by the Earls of Murray and Morton, against Mary, Queen of Scots (1760). Translated by Louis Avril with his extensive preface. 'Mary was executed for the murder of her husband Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley. The case against her hinged on an alleged extra-marital affair she had with [the] Earl of Bothwell, evidence of which was supplied by eight letters and twelve sonnets to Bothwell, reported to be written in Mary's own hand in the French language. The documents were brought to light by Mary's enemy, the Earl of Morton, who claimed that his servants seized them from Bothwell's servant. Mary denounced the letters as forgeries of Morton and others, but she and her supporters were denied access to the original French versions. The question of Mary's guilt continued to be debated, but the controversy took on new life with the appearance of Walter Goodall's Examination of the Letters said to be Written by Mary, Queen of Scots (1754), which argues that the letters were forged. In the absence of the original letters, he noted that there were inconsistent statements about whether the letters were both written and signed by her. In their respective histories, Hume and Scottish historian William Robertson both argued for Mary's guilt and the authenticity of the letters. In his 1760 Historical and Critical Inquiry, William Tytler defends Goodall's position against Hume and Robertson. According to Tytler, there are simply no grounds to postulate the existence of original French version[s]. The letters, thus, must be rejected as frauds created by Mary's enemies, and, consequently, the case against Mary collapses. Hume was unhappy with Tytler's critique of him and, in the 1770 edition of his History, Hume inserted a footnote stating that Tytler’s work contains "scandalous artifices" from beginning to end. Tytler responded to this in the 1772 edition of his Enquiry. The consensus at the time was that Tytler was victorious over both Hume and Robertson. Critics felt that Hume’s harsh response to Tytler was an embarrassment, and, by not responding at all, Robertson conceded to Tytler by default' (James Fieser, Early Responses to Hume, Thoemmes Press, Vol. 7). 8vo, lx, 344, [3] pp., contemporary tree calf, spine gilt with later red label, corners rubbed, upper joint just beginning to crack at ends, early inscriptions on endpaper and half title, contemporary bookplate on title verso, occasional light browning, an attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Finestresius Vindicatus adversus clarissimum Virum Henricum Florezium

      Barcinone, typis Francisci Suriá, et Burgada, 1772. - in-4. 10ff. 214pp. Plein veau porphyre, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale, imprimée à Barcelone, de cet ouvrage du grand juriste catalan Ramón Lazaro de Dou y de Bassols (1742-1832). Premier président des "Corts", il est l'auteur d'un important ouvrage de droit public qui servit longtemps de référence dans les universités espagnoles. Erudit, il fut également le premier à traduire en espagnol "An inquiry into the nature and the causes of the wealth of nations" d'Adam Smith. Le présent ouvrage est un livre d'archéologie dans lequel il prend la défense de son maître, José Finestres (1688-1770), critiqué à propos de son écrit sur les épigraphes romaines de Catalogne (1762). Des rousseurs. Palau, 75985. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Bibel. Das ist: Alle Bücher der ganzen Heiligen Schrift, Des Alten und Neuen Testaments. Aus den Grund-Sprachen treulich und wol verdeutschet, Auf das Neue und mit Fleiss wieder übersehen. Sammt den so genannten Apocryphischen Büchern, dienlicher Vorrede, begreiflichen Abtheilungen der Capitel, abgesezten Versen, nothwendigen Concordanzen, und einem nüzlichen Register.

      Zürich, bey David Gessner Gebrüdere, und bei Orell, Gessner, Füsslin und Compagnie, 1772.. 37,3x24 cm. (14) Bl., 415 S., 1 w. S., 160 S., 108 S., 188 S. Mit einer Titelvignette. Blindgeprägter Lederband der Zeit über Holzdeckeln und 5 Bünden, mit 9 (von 10) Metallbeschlägen und 2 Metallschliessen.. Beigebunden 22 Blatt mit 19 Holzschnitten aus "Des Vortrefflichen Jüdischen Geschicht-Schreibers Flavii Josephi Samtliche Wercke", erschienen ebenda 1736, mit anderen Übertiteln. - (Einband gebräunt und berieben. Ein Metallbeschlag am Hinterdeckel fehlt. Schliessansätze fehlen. Notizen von alter Hand auf Vorsatz. Titelblatt mit Einriss. Seite 403/404 mit winzigem Eckausriss, ohne Textverlust. Stellenweise etwas fleckig und eselsohrig, gutes Exemplar).

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        La Zelinda. Tragedia dedicata all'altezza reale di Carlo Emmanuel

      Brescia: Rizzardi. Very Good. 1772. hardcover. Two sur blanc engraved frontispieces; engraved title; engraved head & tail peaces, engraved historiated initials by Domenico Cagnoni.. Tasteful plate of John Saks to front pastedown. Scarce large paper edition. Gilt ruled full mottled calf, all edges heavily gilt, red morocco label. ; 4to ; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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      London, Printed for the Author, and sold by G. Robinson, T. Becket, and J. Robson, 1775.FIRST EDITION 1775. 4to, approximately 290 x 235 mm, 11½ x 9¼ inches, folding engraved map of Spain and Portugal as frontispiece, 6 engraved plates, 2 folding plus an engraved tailpiece representing the arms of Spain, pages: half - title, title page, iii pages of Preface, list of plates, 1 - 465 plus 6 pages of index, Errata on last page of index, bound in full panelled speckled calf, gilt decorated borders to covers, nicely rebacked with raised bands, gilt rules and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Board corners very slightly worn, armorial bookplate to first pastedown, name on it erased, half - title slightly creased (due to folding map), small blind library stamp to margin of 3 preliminary leaves and map, 1 on a middle page and 1 on the final page of index, slight foxing to margins of map, the plates have a little light foxing to margins and blank sides, a few top margins have some shallow strips of pale browning, small closed tear neatly repaired at top edge of 2 pages, another to the lower edge of 1 folding plate and 1 text page, also neatly repaired, pale age - browning to a few leaves particularly towards the end of the Appendix. A very good clean tight copy. The plates depict: views of Moorish castles; the aqueduct of Segovia; Our Lady of the Fish from the Escorial; musical notation for the Fandango; a view of the Alhambra; and a bull - fight at Cadiz. See Cox, The Literature of Travel, Volume 1. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Rites and Ceremonies of the Greek Church in Russia Containing an Account of Its Doctrine, Worship, and Disipline

      W. Owen Etc., London 1772 - The Rites and Ceremonies of the Greek Church in Russia Containing an Account of its Doctrine, Worship, and Disipline; LondonW. Owen, J. Dodsley, J. Rivington, T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt 1772, First Edition Qto. Collation, fep, double page frontice piece, title page,Dedication 2 leaves, contents 1 leaf, explanation of plates 1 leaf, plates I-XII. Pagination is continuous including blank sides but excluding plates, pages 1-478, plus index 3 leaves. numbers 464/465 are missing in the pagination but there is an uncounted leaf between page 188 and 189 making an actual total of 478 pages, Rebound in brown leather retaining the leather of the front cover with new spine and rear board a very good very nice ,tight copy with light foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on Diseases Incidental to Seamen. By Lewis Rouppe, M. D. Translated from the Latin edition printed at Leyden

      London: Printed for T. Carnan and F. Newbery, 1772. First English edition, [2], ii, xxiv, iii, [1], 435, [1]pp., some foxing, mostly marginal, new endpapers, neatly rebound in half calf, marbled paper sides, orig. morocco labels laid-down. Louis Rouppe (1729-80), naval physician and surgeon. This work contains the result of the authors observations in the course of several years practice in the French Army, and after the Dutch Navy. "During which time he had every opportunity necessary to observe and examine the diseases most common among the Soldiers and the Seamen. Being desirous of taking a Doctor's degree in the University of Leyden, he chose for the subject of his inaugural Thesis, the diseases incidental to Seamen; but having since that a little more leisure on his hands, he revised his Thesis, and greatly enlarged his Plan, and brought it to that degree of perfection, in which it was published in Latin, at Leyden, in the year 1764, and is now translated for the use of the English reader." (Translator's preface).

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        Les Bibliothèques Françoises de La Croix du Maine et de Du Verdier

      1772. Paris, Saillant & Nyon - Lambert, 1772-1773. 6 vols. 4to. Mottled calf. (bindings expertly restored). The most complete bibliography on 16th-century French literary history, in a scholarly enlarged edition to which has been added a discourse on the progress of letters in France by the French savant Rigoley de Juvigny, d. 1788. Unsurpassed bio-bibliographical dictionary. The first French national bibliography was published in 1584 by François Grudé de la Croix du Maine and contained a.o. an auto-bibliography of several hundred works on French history of which none has survived, earning Grudé in some quarters the title of impostor; also, the plan for a French Royal Library - this was to be arranged in bookcases according to a classification by numbers. The second French bibliography was published by Antoine du Verdier in 1585 less than a year later. Both works were considered complimentary to such an extent that even after almost two hundred years they were combined in a single edition, much enlarged and corrected by Rigoley de Juvigny. (Cioranescu 53211; Breslauer & Folter 29 & 30).

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        Fürstenthum Halberstadt, die Grafschaften Mannsfeld, Hohenstein und Reinstein.

      Berlin, Decker, 1772.. Kl. 2°. 74 S. Halbleinwandband des 19. Jahrhunderts.. Exlibris. Stempel auf Titel. Leicht gebräunt und stellenweise etwas fleckig. Einband gering fleckig und bestoßen

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        Die Zelte im Berliner Thiergarten ( "Premier promenade de Berlin / la place des Tentes au Parc, dessinee d'apres nature,& grave a L'eau forte par D. Chodowiecki a Berlin ").

      . Radierung n. u. v. D.N. Chodowiecki, 1772, 34,3 x 44,6 ( Plattengröße ). Ba. 145; E. 83; Ernst, Chodwiecki, N. - Nr. 5. - "In den Zelten war zu Chodowieckis Zeit die besuchteste Promenade Berlins. Der Name erklärt sich daraus, dass seit 1745 hier gestattet wurde, in Zelten Getränke und Speisen feilzuhalten. Es ist also nicht verwunderlich, wenn Chodowiecki diesem Brennpunkt Berliner Lebens seine besondere Aufmerksamkeit zuwandte ( Jahn p.66 ). - Wasserzeichen nicht identifiziert. Allseitig mit ca.3,5 cm Rand.

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        Reis rondom de Weereldt , gedaen op bevel des konings van Frankrijk, in de jaren 1766 tot 1769, met het fregat La Boudeuse en het fluitschip l'Etoile, door den heer Louis de Bougainville, opperbevelhebber op dezen togt, enz. enz. Uit het Fransch vertaeld.

      Abraham Bluss? en Zoon, Dordrecht 1772 - Quarto, with an engraved plate and 21 maps, 18 of which are folding; repair to tear in large folding map, a few other tears repaired; some sporadic staining and a waterstain in some lower margins, a few spots but a decent copy in contemporary quarter calf, rubbed, later marbled sides. Uncommon Dutch edition. First Dutch edition of the great voyage account, translated from the original French version by Pieter Leuter, and including most of Forster's footnotes from the English version as well as new footnotes and a 14-page preface by Leuter. Like the Kroepelien copy, this ends on leaf 3F3 (p.414); Rolf du Rietz speculates that the expected fourth leaf was used to make the singleton contents leaf (pp.xxv-vi). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Supplément au Voyage de M. de Bougainville ; ou Journal d'un Voyage autour du Monde, Fait par MM. Banks & Solander, Anglois, en 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771

      Paris: Saillant & Nyon, 1772. Octavo, blind-stamped ex-libris to half title; contemporary French marbled calf, flat spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label; very slight rubbing to joints but a fine tall copy with good margin. First French edition. A fine copy of the first French account of Cook's Endeavour voyage, and the first French book on the east coast of Australia. Fréville translates the text now considered to be by Magra, which - published in English in 1771 - was the unauthorised and earliest account of the progress of the Endeavour voyage (see previous item). This is one of two probably simultaneous issues, this one having the "Supplément" title-page; in this form the publishers intended the book to complement the octavo edition of Bougainville's voyage. The work also includes two interesting additions that did not appear in the original London edition. The 'Lettre de M. de Commerson' is by the famed naturalist from Bougainville's circumnavigation, who remained behind at Mauritius to continue his research. Continuing the parade of famous explorers included in this short work, the letter itself is said to have been conveyed to France by none other than Kerguelen, promoter of the "Terre Australe". while the second supplement is equally important: the 'Lettre de M. le B. de G.' is a learned treatise on the possibility of a northwest passage, written at Königsberg (modern Kaliningrad), and quoting from experts on the region such as Gmelin, Muller, and Engel. Although the identity of this scholar remains hazy, it is surprising that such an interesting - and relatively early - report on the northwest passage has been largely ignored. Rolf du Rietz in the Kroepelien catalogue further notes that a letter from Sir Joseph Banks to the Académie des Sciences is also quoted in the introduction, said to have first been published in the Journal des Savans. Despite his best efforts to distance himself from Magra's work (including having the false dedication in the London edition removed), it appears that his unwilling association with the work continued on the continent. Indeed, one of the attractive aspects of this copy is not only the fine contemporary French binding, but the spine label which reads 'Voyage de Solander': it was not unusual for Banks to be given top-billing in the excitement of the return of the Endeavour, but there cannot be too many examples that plump for Solander.

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        Reis rondom de Weereldt , gedaen op bevel des konings van Frankrijk, in de jaren 1766 tot 1769, met het fregat La Boudeuse en het fluitschip l'Etoile, door den heer Louis de Bougainville, opperbevelhebber op dezen togt, enz. enz. Uit het Fransch vertaeld

      Dordrecht: Abraham Blussé en Zoon, 1772. Quarto, with an engraved plate and 21 maps, 18 of which are folding; repair to tear in large folding map, a few other tears repaired; some sporadic staining and a waterstain in some lower margins, a few spots but a decent copy in contemporary quarter calf, rubbed, later marbled sides. Uncommon Dutch edition. First Dutch edition of the great voyage account, translated from the original French version by Pieter Leuter, and including most of Forster's footnotes from the English version as well as new footnotes and a 14-page preface by Leuter. Like the Kroepelien copy, this ends on leaf 3F3 (p.414); Rolf du Rietz speculates that the expected fourth leaf was used to make the singleton contents leaf (pp.xxv-vi).

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        Observations on different kinds of air. In Phil. Trans. 62 (1772)

      London, 1772. <p>Priestley, Joseph (1733-1804). Observations on different kinds of air. In: Philosophical Transactions 62 (1772): 147-264, 1 folding copperplate. Whole volume, 4to. xiv, 494, [4, including errata and adverts.]pp. 14 folding copperplates numbered I-IV, IV*, V-XIII. London: Davis, 1772. 245 x 190 mm. (uncut and partly unopened). Half calf ca. 1772, rebacked preserving the original marbled boards, corners repaired, light rubbing. Untrimmed edges a bit frayed, minor foxing, but about as fine a copy as is possible to obtain.</p><p>First Edition. The first of Priestley&#146;s remarkable papers on pneumatic chemistry. &#147;In this essay Priestley showed that in air collected after the processes of combustion, respiration or putrefaction, one-fifth of the volume disappeared. He had also observed that mint grew vigorously in air tainted by animal respiration and that evidently plants reversed the process of polluting the air as respiration did. In this paper he also announced two new gases that he had obtained&#151; nitrous oxide and carbonic oxide; these won him the Royal Society&#146;s Copley medal&#148; (Dibner 40). Priestley&#146;s hundreds of experiments on different types of &#147;air,&#148; carried out over several years, led to the identification of numerous gases, including ammonia, nitrogen dioxide and (most importantly) oxygen, which Priestley obtained in 1774 by heating mercuric oxide. Priestley&#146;s experiments with gases led Cavendish and Watt to discover the compound nature of water, and it was this revelation, coupled with Priestley&#146;s isolation of oxygen, that formed the experimental basis of Lavoisier&#146;s new oxidation chemistry. Printing and the Mind of Man 217.</p>

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        Travels into North America; Containing Its Natural History, and A circumstantial Account of its Plantations and Agriculture in general, with the Civil Ecclesiastical and Commercial State of the Country, the Manners of the Inhabitants, and several curious

      London: For T. Lowndes, 1772. - 2 volumes. 8vo., (8 3/8 x 5 ½ inches). (Scattered offsetting of text). Fine folding engraved frontispiece "Map of Part of North America" in volume two (extended separation to one of the horizontal folds on the left side). Six engraved plates in volume one (slightly browned). Later brown calf, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt lettered in two (rebacked to style). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription to title page: "Jenkins"; later manuscript ownership inscription to recto of first blank: "N. T. Lidden, Boston , 8 May 1886." Second English edition. First published in Sweden in three volumes in 1753, 1756, and 1761. "These volumes contain the most trustworthy description of Swedish settlements in.Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The voyage was undertaken at the instigation of Linnaeus, for the purpose of discovering whether any North American plants could be successfully introduced into Sweden" (Lande 482). "A work of high character, especially for its natural history, for which the author was immortalized by Linnaeus" (Sabin) who named the "Mountain-Laurel" Kalmia latifolia, the state flower of both Pennsylvania and Connecticut, for him. Before journeying to North America Kalm had travelled extensively not only in Sweden, but also in Russia and the Ukraine. In 1740 he entered Uppsala University to study with the celebrated Carolus Linnaeus. In 1747 he was appointed the first professor of natural history and economy at the Âbo Academy, a position that he would retain until his death. "Almost immediately, however, Kalm was given leave to undertake a scientific expedition to North America sponsored by the Swedish Academy of Sciences. He was specifically charged with finding a species of mulberry that could survive in Sweden and provide a basis for an independent silk industry. In addition, he was expected to collect other plants and seeds of plants that could perhaps be grown in Sweden. Having spent several months in England en route to North America, Kalm, accompanied by a gardener, Lars Jungström, landed in Philadelphia in September 1748. There he associated himself with Benjamin Franklin and two botanical correspondents of Linnaeus, John Bartram and Cadwallader Colden, both of whom were significant naturalists in their own right. In May 1749 Kalm embarked on a trip to New York, Albany, Lake Champlain, and Canada, seeking plants and seeds. After returning to Philadelphia in October, he again traveled to Canada in 1750. He provided one of the first descriptions of Niagara Falls in a letter to Franklin dated 2 September 1750, which was reprinted in Bartram's 'Travels in Pensilvania and Canada.' Kalm resided for some time among the Swedish residents in Raccoon (now Swedesboro), New Jersey, and reported on the community's history and customs. In 1750 he married one of the residents, Anna Margaretha Sjöman, the widow of a pastor. "Kalm went back to Sweden in 1751, arriving in June. While he resumed his academic responsibilities, he tended to his American plants in his own garden in Âbo and prepared his American diary for publication. 'En Resa til Norra America' (1753-1761), published in English as 'Travels into North America' (1770-1771), is a wide-ranging account of the natural history, social conditions, politics, and history of colonial Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and southern Canada. It was also translated into Dutch, German, and French. Although Kalm was not the first to publish a descriptive account of travels in eastern North America, he was the first professional scientist to gather data in the field in a systematic manner and the first to publish an extensive, genuinely scientific report of his observations. As he said in his letter to Franklin concerning Niagara Falls, 'You must excuse me if you find in my account no extravagant wonders. I cannot make nature otherwise than I find it. I would rather it should be said of me in time to come, that I related things as t [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Delle Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano

      Rome 1772 - [Bound with:] RAPHAEL. - Nicolas DORIGNY (1648-1746, engraver). [Psyches et Amoris nuptiae fabula a Raphaele Sanctio Urbinate Romae in Farnesianis hortis Transtyberim ad veterum aemulationem ac laudem colorum luminibus expressa a. Dorigny. delineata et incisa, et a Ioanne Petro Belloriio notis illustrata.] Rome: Domenico de' Rossi, 1693 [or later]. Large folio (29 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches). 10 hand-coloured engraved plates by Dorigny, titles and imprints printed in gold. 2 works in one volume. Late 18th-century Roman red morocco gilt (contemporary with the first work), covers with elaborate border of dog-tooth roll, double-fillet, and repeated use of a three-flower spray, a heart and a rococo drawer-handle tool, the same tool massed to form a lozenge shape at the corners and forming a triangular motif mid-way up the long sides, with stars, birds and small and large flower-spray tools, all enclosing a large central lozenge formed from an outline of a simpler variant drawer-handle tool and large flower sprays enclosing a center of massed scrolling foliage with pomegranates and acorns, the spine in seventeen sections with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with repeat decoration of a central flower spray with smaller sprays at the corners, patterned paper pastedowns. (Ties lacking, light worming to head and foot of spine with resultant small tears and loss), modern cloth solander box, morocco lettering-piece on the spine. A very fine collection with richly hand-coloured plates of the best of the decorative interior work carried out by Raphael in Rome. The album is hand-coloured and bound in Rome in the fourth quarter of the 18th-century. It is clearly as it was delivered to its original owner (perhaps a Grand-Tourist, perhaps a local dilettanti?) and perfectly echoes his wishes: the first part of Ottoviani's excellent work on Raffaello's Logge frescoes (that is, the part on the pilasters), and including Maitre Dorigny's engravings, but only the Loggia of Psyche set, all hand-coloured and uniform in size. The first work, part one of three, concentrates on the decorative pilasters executed by Raphael and his assistants, as part of a larger scheme of redecoration between 1518-1519 in the Logge on the main storey of the Vatican apartments. The remarkable prints, the first to be carried out of the decoration of the Logge, were probably planned as early as 1760, but were not executed until 1774 to 1776. The project was carried out by the painter Gaetano Savorelli, the draughtsman Ludovico Teseo, the architect Pietro Camporesi and the engravers Giovanni Ottaviani and Giovanni Volpato. The plates were remarkable not just for their size and magnificent colouring, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to borrow elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and did much to stimulate the taste for the grotesque in the neo-classical period. The second work is of Raphael's Cupid and Psyche series of frescoes, carried out by Raphael between 1516 and 1518 in the Loggia of Psyche in the villa Farnesina in Rome. The series also comes with a title and an eleventh plate of the ceiling fresco in the adjoining Sala di Galatea, executed in 1512: neither the plate nor the title were ever bound in the present collection. Originally published by the Rossis, it is the work of Nicolas Dorigny (1658-1746) who lived and worked in Rome between about 1690 and 1719. The painter, classicist, and art historian Giovanni Pietro Bellori (1613-1696) provided the text at the foot of the plates (appropriate excerpts from Apuleuis's Golden Ass). "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Volpato 1; Ottaviano 2-19 and Dorigny 37-46. Brunet IV, cf.1110 & 1111; Berlin "Kat". Cf.4068 & 4066; "Raph [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage round the World . Performed by Order of His most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769... in the Frigate La Boudeuse, and the store-ship L&#39;Etoile

      London: J. Nourse and T. Davies, 1772. Quarto, with five folding maps and a folding plate of canoes, some mild offsetting, the maps neatly refolded; a very good copy in recent polished tan calf, Greek key border to both boards, spine richly gilt, red morocco label. First English edition of Bougainville. First English edition of the first French circumnavigation, translated and with an introduction by Johann Reinhold Forster (according to the preface, although the translation at least is now thought to have been the work of Forster&#39;s son Georg). Forster senior calls the voyage &#39;a work written by a learned, intelligent, and judicious traveller, which abounds with remarkable events and curious observations&hellip;&#39;, and says that he has edited &#39;and partially vindicated the British nation where we thought the author had been unjustly partial&#39;. Bougainville sailed from Nantes in November 1766 to the Falkland Islands. They picked up a supply ship, the Etoile, and both ships passed through the Strait of Magellan in January 1768, spent time looking for the mythical "Davis Land", said to be off the Chilean coast, and then started on a direct route across the Pacific. Bougainville discovered the Tuamotus, and in April sighted and thought he had discovered Tahiti, not knowing that Wallis had been there the previous year. He visited Samoa, sailed through Melanesia, sighted the Great Barrier Reef, and passed through the Solomons, and New Britain, to Batavia. It was in fact only the Great Barrier Reef that prevented Bougainville landing on Australian soil. He had specifically set out to reach "New Holland" by running west from Quiros&#39; "Espiritu Santo", but turned away from the obvious barrier presented by the Reef. Had he made it, &#39;he would have come to the Australian coast near Cooktown, and would, likely enough, have been wrecked where Cook was wrecked two years later&hellip;&#39; (Wood).

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        Voyage autour du Monde [and] Journal d&#39;un Voyage

      Neuchatel: de l&#39;Imprimerie de la Société Typographique, 1772-, 1773. Three volumes, octavo; contemporary French tortoiseshell calf, flat spines gilt in compartments with floral decoration, double labels, a fine set. The two earliest works on Tahiti. The two earliest works on Tahiti brought together to form a complete work: the first French account of Cook&#39;s first voyage and the revised edition of Bougainville&#39;s narrative: a beautiful set in original French bindings. The two works in three volumes were published as a coherent set, and the three volumes here have clearly always formed a set. These are the second editions of two major books that had first appeared as separate publications in quarto size (Bougainville in French and Magra in English) just two years earlier. The two works are also significant as jointly providing one of the earliest continental sources for early knowledge of the eastern coast of Australia: the Magra text is obviously the more important in that respect, but it is often forgotten that Bougainville reached the Great Barrier Reef, and would probably have come ashore at Cooktown had the reef not prevented him. The first two volumes (Voyage autour du Monde, par la Fregate du Roi La Boudeuse, et la Flute l&#39;Etoile, en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769) contain the revised and augmented version of Bougainville&#39;s narrative of his circumnavigation, which had been published in its quarto format in 1771. Often considered to be the "best" edition, this second version adds a &#39;Discours préliminaire&#39; on discoveries in the Pacific since Magellan which takes Cook&#39;s First Voyage (1768-71) into account. The Magra account, though the title reads "supplement", is complete in itself (Supplement au Voyage de M. De Bougainville, ou Journal d&#39;un Voyage Autour du Monde, fait par MM. Banks & Solander, Anglois, en 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771. Traduit de l&#39;Anglois, par M. de Freville). This is the second French edition of the earliest published account of Cook&#39;s first voyage, and was printed only a year after the first Paris edition. This French edition contains in addition to the Cook voyage narrative a French-Tahitian vocabulary, and adds an extensive &#39;Lettre de M. de Commerson à M. de La Lande. De l&#39;île de Bourbon, le 18 avril 1771&#39; about Madagascar, and a piece by "M. le B. de G." on the North West Passage (1771), as well as Condamine&#39;s "Observations" on Tahiti. As Du Rietz points out in the Kroepelien catalogue, while there were two issues of this publication, one (as here) describing itself as the supplement to Bougainville&#39;s account, there is no evident priority between the two which should rather be seen as simultaneous issues. Magra&#39;s narrative of the Endeavour voyage, published first in London in 1771, was the first of a series of so-called "surreptitious accounts" of Cook&#39;s various voyages to appear in print, published anonymously some two months after the return of Endeavour and nearly two years before Hawkesworth&#39;s official account.

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        A Journal of a Voyage round the World , in His Majesty&#39;s Ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770 and 1771

      Dublin: for J. Exshaw.., 1772. Duodecimo, head of title-page clipped with loss of first letter of title, early owner&#39;s notes to endpapers and final page, some damage to corners of first and last few pages; overall a nice copy in contemporary calf, rebacked retaining the original banded spine with red morocco label, neat repairs to the corners. First Irish account of Cook. Very rare: the earliest of Irish Australiana. Magra&#39;s account, the earliest printed narrative of Cook&#39;s first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia, appears here in its very scarce Dublin printing. Irish publishers of the eighteenth century were swift and efficient in their piracy of new books; their versions of likely best-sellers were often on the market within a matter of days after London publication. This Irish version is an interesting reflection on the speed with which the printers in Dublin worked, as it is evidently prepared from one of the earliest copies issued, with the famous dedication to Banks and Solander printed here in full. Of particular note is that this is a shipboard copy of the book, from the brig Active, a vessel that is known to have sailed widely in Pacific waters, visiting Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii, and which was owned for many years by the Reverend Samuel Marsden as part of his missionary work. A remarkable owner&#39;s note in pencil appears on the final page, reading &#39;J. Warren Gibson, ship on board of the brig Active Capt. Cotton November 27, 1829 (?), bound from Oahu to Canton and then home, farewell Oahu.&#39; The mention of Oahu in the inscription underlines this book&#39;s importance to Hawaii and the Pacific. Voyages to Hawaii before 1860, the important but not necessarily complete listing of vessels that visited Hawaii, does list the Active as visiting in 1823 (master Richard Charlton) and 1825 (master not recorded, but &#39;with Richard Charlton, British Consul at Honolulu on board&#39;). If the date in this copy is definitely 1829, it is clear that the Active returned to Hawaii. Of particular interest in this regard is that some brief ink notes in a different hand to the final pastedown include the word "Charleton". It was on this vessel that the famous missionary Reverend William Ellis left Hawaii in 1823. This is surely the same Active known to have sailed extensively in the Pacific, and owned for many years by Reverend Marsden: &#39;in 1813 he formed the New South Wales Society for Affording Protection to the Natives of the South Sea Islands and Promoting their Civilisation, and on 28 November 1814 set out with a party in the brig Active, which he had bought for £1400, to maintain the Maoris&#39; contact with civilization. This was the first of Marsden&#39;s seven voyages to New Zealand between 1814 and 1837&#39; (ADB). The Active certainly lived up to its name, and at one time or another was host to any number of important figures, not least the sandalwood trader Peter Dillon, and the Maori chief Patuone, who had met Captain Cook as a young man and later became an important mediator in New Zealand politics. This copy does have some wear to the early and late pages, but is otherwise very good. Ferguson knew only three copies of this edition (Mitchell, Nan Kivell, Allport).

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        Oeuvre VIIe. Zemire et Azor. Comedie-ballet en vers et en quatre actes. Representee devant sa Majeste a Fontainbleau [Sic] le 9. Novembre 1771, et a la Comedie Italienne le 16. Decembre 1771. Gravee par J. Dezauche. Imprime par Montulay

      . Paris : Houbaut, [ca. 1772]. - Partitur. [1] Bll. (Titel, Widmungsblatt an Madame la Comtesse du Barry), 216 S. Fol. Pgt. d. Zt. Innengelenk schwach. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln auf Titel und auf einige Notenblätter. // Full score. Engraved. Fol. Inner hinges weak. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents. Some pen-annottations to title.. Variant der Erstausgabe. RISM G/GG 4497.

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        Manuscript letter to his patron Marcassus de Puymaurin, written on the eve of the Kerguelen voyage

      Paris: 26 March, 1772. Closely written two-page letter, 212 x 167 mm., address panel with red wax seal intact; old folds, very good. FINISHED. Preparing to search for the Terra Australis. Intriguing personal letter by Pierre-Marie François de Pagès, French naval officer who sailed with Kerguelen in hopes of settling what would prove to be the mythical Southern Continent. In the letter Pagès talks about his meetings with influential political figures including the Minister of the Marine, discusses his plans for a publication based on his travels, and comments on how he has now been dispatched to Brest to help see the outfitting of a new voyage: he was being dispatched, that is, to join the second voyage to the southern hemisphere of Kerguelen. He did ultimately publish the account discussed in this letter as part of his Voyages autour du monde (1782), a rare book today and of central importance for his account of his own circumnavigation of 1767-1771, as well as the account of the second Kerguelen voyage and his later experiences on whaling ships in the North Sea. Manuscript material relating to any of the French officers involved in these poorly conceived early French voyages is naturally very rare, and this personal and revealing letter is particularly interesting because its recipient Puymaurin was an important patron and supporter of Pagès&#39; career. Pagès (1748-1793) was already a seasoned naval officer when, in 1766, while stationed in Haiti, he was granted leave to travel the world and make observations. He travelled to New Orleans, up the Mississippi to Louisiana, made an important crossing of Texas and Mexico and then sailed to Java, India, Central Asia and Palestine before returning to Marseilles in December 1771. His experience held him in good stead, and he was soon in Paris being granted meetings with very high French officials and planning a book of his peregrinations. This letter is written right in the middle of his Parisian interlude, and shows Pagès petitioning for ongoing work, and in fact trying to rustle up further support for his proposed book. He writes that he has met the Archbishop of Toulouse (an odd admission until one works out that the Archbishop, Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne (1727-1794), was an important political figure of his day, later the finance minister of Louis XVI). In a long passage Pagès goes on to detail how he has been kept waiting by the Minister of the Marine (then Pierre Étienne Bourgeois de Boynes), but still has high hopes of his voyage account being approved, although it now seems that he will have to delete all of the references to the more secret aspects of the French navy and marine fortifications - no doubt because of their political sensitivity. The comments on his meetings with de Boynes are significant because it was Pagès&#39; relationship with this senior Minister which led directly to his appointment with Kerguelen. Hence, Pagès continues, he has been summoned to the Naval base in Brest, to take advantage of his long experience, for the outfitting of a new voyage. This was, of course, the second Kerguelen expedition, which sailed from Brest in March 1773, but was many months in the planning. At the time of writing Pagès was in Paris, but the letter is addressed to some of his friends in Toulouse. The Baron Nicolas Joseph Marcassus de Puymaurin (1718-1791) was a member of a wealthy and distinguished family and an important political figure in Toulouse. He was acquainted with royal circles, and Pagès (born in Toulouse) must have been his protégé. The letter also mentions a Mr. d&#39;Arguier, another Toulousain, with an interest in astronomy and science. D&#39;Arguier corresponded with scientists from France and overseas, and must have had a great interest in the results of Pagès&#39; voyages. Pagès did of course sail on the disastrous second voyage of Kerguelen to the Southern Continent in 1773-1774. In 1771 Kerguelen had made his first southern hemisphere voyage, returning in triumph to announce that he had discovered the Great Southern Land, when in fact he had only discovered a wind-swept Antarctic island, now called Kerguelen or "Desolation" Island. The second expedition was an expensive failure, and brought to an end, at last, the long-held French belief in "Gonneville land", a mythical continent based on the accidental southern discoveries of the French sailor De Gonneville at the beginning of the sixteenth century. (J. Dunmore, French Explorers in the Pacific, pp. 196-249). Pagès was no admirer of Kerguelen, and would later be an important and highly critical witness at his former commander&#39;s court-martial regarding the dismasting of their vessel during a storm.

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