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        Nouvelles Recreations Physiques Et Mathematiques

      Paris : Gueffier, 1772. Hardcover. Very Good. 8 Volumes. Each volume bound in contemporary leather. Gilt geometric design on spine. Gilt lettering on red and green spine label. Good bindings and covers. Minimal wear to each volumes extremities. Chipping and loss on head and tail of spine of Tome 1, Partie 1; Tome II, Partie III; Tome IV, VIII Partie. French. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Plates are contemporary hand-colored and in beautiful condition. Please feel free to view our photographs of this wonderful set. <br><br> Tome I, Partie I: xvi., 179 p., 14 ill. plates; Tome I, Partie II: 199p, 6 ill. plates; Tome II, Partie III: 173p. 20 ill. plates; Tome II, Partie IV: 172p., 8 ill. plates; Tome III, Partie V: 196p., 10 ill. plates; Tome III, Partie VI: 190p., 16 ill. plates; Tome IV, Partie VII: 182p., 11 ill. plates; Tome IV, Partie VIII: 201 p., 13 ill. plates.

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        Oeuvres. Avec des eclaircissemens historiques donnés par lui-même, & rédigés par M. Brossette; augemntées . par M. de Saint-Marc.

      D. J. Changuion,, Amsterdam, 1772 - Nouvelle édition. 5 Bde. Amsterdam, D. J. Changuion, 1772. 8°. Mit 5 gest. Titelvignetten und 3 gest. Frontipizen (Bde. 1-3). Etwas späteres rotes Halbleder, Rückenvergoldung. Sander 199. - Gresammelte Werke von Boileau-Dèspreaux (1636-1711), in einer Amssterdamer Ausgabe. Das erste Frontipiz ist nach Bernard Picart, die anderen nach N. van der Meer. - Es fehlen die beiden Frontispizen zu Bd. 4 und 5, Einbandkanten gering berieben. Etwas späteres rotes Halbleder, Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tutte L'Opere Di Niccolo Machiavelli Segretario E Cittadino Fiorentino. Con Una Prefazione Di Giuseppe Baretti. Volume Primo [Secondo e Terzo]

      Londra [London] Stampata Per Tommaso Davis, MDCCLXXII. [1772]. Three volumes: [10], lx, 4, 407, [3]; [6], 453, [3], [2] p., 3 tables; [6], 580, [2] p.; 30 cm. Frontispiece of Vol. 1 is portrait of Machiavelli signed ?G. Collyer, sculp.? Bertelli/ Innocenti, Bibliografia Machiavelliana, 18th Cent., 106; Burd p. 4. This Italian edition printed in London was edited by Giuseppe Baretti, 1719-1789, Turin-born writer, critic in London, and a friend of the Thrales; he knew Johnson and Garrick and is mentioned in Boswell. He published a Dictionary and Grammar of the Italian Language. Baretti shared in the English Commonwealthman, as well as the Italian, tradition of reading Machiavelli as a Republican and a nationalist. This copy has the bookplates of George Pretyman, Bishop of Lincoln. Pretyman (1750-1827) was William Pitt the Younger's Cambridge ?governor? and close friend, to whom Pitt left his papers. Pretyman was elevated to Lincoln in 1787 and in 1803, upon falling heir to a large estate, changed his name to Tomline. Very good copy bound in modern half leather. Stock#OB318.

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        Documenta Spiritualia ex Epistolis S. Josephi Calasanctii a Matre Dei, Ordinis Clericorum Regularium Pauperum Matris Dei Scholarum Piarum Institutoris excerpta et ex idiomate italico latine reddita a P. Guidone ab Angelis ejusdem Ordinis Professore.

      Mikulov: Nicolsburgi, Typis Franciscae Viduae Neumannianae, Factore Joanne Diller, 1772. - 4to. menor; VIII pp., 4 hs., 352 pp., 3 hs. Encuadernación moderna en piel, con ruedas doradas en los planos y lomera ornada.

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        "The complete English dictionary: or, general repository of the English language. Containing &#133; the words &#133; the true pronunciation &#133; and &#133; the lives of the English poets &#133; to which will be prefixed a complete English grammar."

      "printed for the author, n.d." London: "printed for the author, n.d.". [1772-73]. "First and only edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [4], xv, [1], plus unpaginated lexicon in double column; [2], unpaginated lexicon in double column, verso of last leaf of lexicon with ads, [4] subscriber&#39;s list; engraved frontispiece and 23 engraved plates; handsome 20th century quarter tan calf, old red morocco labels preserved on spine; 3E1 to 3F1 in vol. II plus the engraved plate of the stove (!) scorched at the top corner (no loss); nice copy. & & Contains biographical sketches and a number of encyclopedic entries. The Lives of the Poets (included in the lexicon proper) are not insubstantial. The plates are mostly of a scientific nature (Smeaton&#39;s air-pump, azimuth compass, new type of beehive, etc.) and the one showing electrical apparatus includes a likeness of Franklin. Alston V, 282 notes that this dictionary was originally issued in 24 numbers. Kennedy 6274."

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        Observations on different kinds of air. In: Philosophical Transactions 62 (1772)

      London, 1772. 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, [2, including errata]pp. 12 (of 14) folding copperplates, lacking Plates III and IV* (not affecting the Priestley paper). London: Davis, 1772. 222 x 171 mm. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards in period style. Light foxing and toning, a few small tears in plates repaired, occasional offsetting from plates, but very good. Faint embossed library stamp on title and last few leaves.First Edition. The first of Priestley's remarkable papers on pneumatic chemistry. "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- nitrous oxide and carbonic oxide; these won him the Royal Society's Copley medal" (Dibner 40). Priestley's hundreds of experiments on different types of "air," 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's experiments with gases led Cavendish and Watt to discover the compound nature of water, and it was this revelation, coupled with Priestley's isolation of oxygen, that formed the experimental basis of Lavoisier's new oxidation chemistry. Printing and the Mind of Man 217.

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        A View of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Government in Bengal: Including a Reply to the Misrepresentations of Mr. Bolts and other Writers

      J. Nourse, London, 1772. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Later half leather over cloth, worn, surface marks, spine attractively gilt. Bottom corner of title page torn away with no loss of text, otherwise clean internally. Nicely margined and attractively printed. With a glossary. (12), 148, (4), 253pp, 1 page of errata. "The work is of value not merely as a successful refutation of the charges made against himself and other officials [by Willem Bolts], but also for its statistical information and the historical documents printed in its copious appendices." (DNB) Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Inventory No: 044050. .

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        Methodological Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Physic.

      London: W. Strahan, et al., 1772 - First Edition. 4to (10 3/4" x 8 1/2"), pp.(1-4) half title & title; i-iii (iv-xiv) preface + contents; (1) - 660. Full old calf rebacked in period style, original lettering piece laid-down; lite wear, corners bumped & showing. Sheets age toned & scattered foxing & stains, complete. Binding strong & solid. Provenance: Signed "Ananius Coopers Book October 2nd 1787" on title page. Inscribed "Peter Snyders book bought in the year 1800" on the verso of the half-title. H5245 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Madrid: Joachin Ibarra, 1772. First Edition of this translation by the Infante Don Gabriel of Spain. ONE OF 120 LARGE PAPER COPIES. Hardcover. A Splendid Deluxe Copy of "the Stupendous Sallust" 362 x 254 mm (14 1/4 x 10"). 8 p.l., 395, [1] pp. First Edition of this translation by the Infante Don Gabriel of Spain. ONE OF 120 LARGE PAPER COPIES. HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, covers bordered by gilt dogtooth and twining floral rolls, raised bands, spine gilt in double-ruled compartments with acanthus leaf cornerpieces and central daisy surrounded by dots and small flowers, turn-ins repeating the floral roll, blue watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. Engraved title page with decorative frame, portrait frontispiece, and nine plates, including one map, two scenes (a battle and a surrender), two plates of weapons, one of coins, one of battle plans, and two of orthography (one being an inscription and one a table of letters). Verso of front free endleaf with bookplate of Florencio Gavito and tipped-on typed note stating that the book had been acquired at the 1920 sale of the library of Edmond Rostand. Palau 288.134; Salvà 2791; Cohen-de Ricci 938; Schweiger II, 900. Minor rubbing to joints and extremities, covers with slight variation in color, but A SUPERB COPY, the binding lustrous and with no signficant wear, and especially clean, fresh, and bright internally, with thick, smooth paper and vast margins. This is a splendid copy of the limited deluxe version of the masterwork of perhaps the greatest Spanish printer of all time and certainly the greatest printer Spain produced in the 18th century. Ibarra&#39;s diglot edition of Sallust&#39;s "Cataline War" combines the Latin text of the 1634 Elzevier edition with a Spanish translation by the Infante Don Gabriel, son of the Spanish King Carlos III. Even apart from the elegant period morocco binding, the book is a beautiful object: the text is printed on thick, especially bright paper with enormous margins (a special feature of this special large copy), and is artfully arranged: the Spanish translation, in a large, graceful italic type by Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros, dominates the page, appearing in a single column that uses twice the area of the much smaller Latin text, printed below it in double columns in a roman type. Joaquín Ibarra (1725-85) established himself at a fortunate time for Spanish printers: when Carlos II ascended the throne, he determined to improve all Spanish industry, but especially the book arts. The king exempted printers, typefounders, and punch-cutters from military service, and, even more importantly, reduced the price of metal used in making type, thereby stimulating production of new fonts. Ibarra was an innovative printer, experimenting with paper to reduce plate mark impressions, developing his own printing ink noted for its quality, and establishing standard measures for the production of type. His talents led to his appointment as royal printer. According to Glaister, Ibarra "had a great influence on raising the standards of printing, not only in Spain, but in Europe generally." His Sallust was immediately recognized as a masterpiece: Europe&#39;s most famous printer of the day, Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813), acclaimed it as "the stupendous Sallust." The fine engravings, beautiful typography, rich impressions, and luxurious paper here epitomize Ibarra&#39;s work. The binding is just what one would expect on such a showpiece, and the lack of wear inside and out indicates that the volume has always been a treasured possession, treated as the work of art it is. The the present copy is 352 mm. tall, just as was the royal presentation copy given by the translator to James Harris, British Minister to Madrid from 1769-71 (and sold as one of 120 Large Paper Copies, most recently at the 2003 Sotheby&#39;s auction of the stock of H. P. Kraus). Our copy has apparently resided in the libraries of French playwright Edmond Rostand (1868-1918), famous as the creator of "Cyrano de Bergerac," and the 20th-century Mexican bibliophile Florencio Gavito.

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        RECUEIL DE PLANCHES, SUR LES SCIENCES, Les Arts Libéraux, et Les Arts Méchaniques, avec Leur Explication. ... PLATES TO VERRERIE [Only]

      Paris Chez Briasson &#133; 1772. . Folio. 9pp. Drop title. 54 plates including 15 double page. Light browning, rebound in gilt lettered buckram. Additional postage may be necessary. US$880

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        The County of York Survey'd in MDCCLXVII, VIII, IX and MDCCLXX.

      Thomas Jefferys,, London, 1772 - Jefferys' monumental map of the county of Yorkshire Large-scale engraved map, fine original full-wash colour, on twenty sheets, dissected and mounted on linen in four sections, folding into modern calf pull-off slipcase, red morocco label, lettered in gilt to spine. Thomas Jefferys was one of the most important and prolific map publishers of the eighteenth century and was appointed Cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1748, and later to George III. Apart from his publishing business he produced many important atlases and maps of America and the West Indies and surveyed and engraved many large-scale maps of English counties including Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Westmoreland and Yorkshire. The huge cost involved in these projects was a major contribution to his slide into insolvency and he became bankrupt in 1766. Surprisingly it made little difference to his business activities, "having found some friends who have been compassionate enough to re-instate me in my shop". One of these friends was Robert Sayer who joined him in partnership and whose imprint appeared on the later editions of some of Jefferys' large-scale surveys.Thomas Jefferys was involved in one capacity or another in no less than ten English large-scale surveys in the latter part of the eighteenth century but died a year before the publication of the magnificent survey of Yorkshire. Although he achieved early prominence through his engraving of the award winning map of Devon by Benjamin Donn in 1765 his greatest achievement in this field was undoubtedly this map of Yorkshire engraved on a scale of 1 inch to 1 mile and complemented by fine plans of Sheffield, Leeds, Ripon, Kingston-upon-Hull and Scarborough, mostly drawn on a scale of 132 yards to the inch. Two of the sheets are each devoted to a topographical view engraved by W. Walker after N. T. Dall. The view of Fountain Abbey contains the title to the map whilst that of Middleham Castle embraces a long dedication to Charles Wentworth, who claimed "Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding" amongst his many titles. Another sheet is devoted to a very simple "Reduced Map of the County" ruled off as an index to the larger one. Drawn on so large a scale the detail is obviously considerable and each sheet carries a running title outside the map border giving a summary of its geographical limits. Although the list of "References" is unusually brief, listing only "Churches or Chapels, Gentlemen's Seats, Turnpike Roads, Open and Enclosed Roads, Water Mills, Lea and Iron Mines, Coal Pits and Allum Works", the map contains all the other features normally found on a large-scale survey, including towns, villages and parishes, farms and cottages, and parks, rivers and bridges, as well as an accurate indication of the coastline to the North Sea. The hills and moors are clearly delineated and the topographical detail is immense. Apart from the divisions into ridings, each individual wapontake is outline and wash-coloured for easy identification. With its pristine condition and full wash colour, a most desirable example of this important survey, Jefferys major contribution to English large-scale map-making.

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      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1772.. [4],viii,542pp. plus errata and eighteen folding engraved maps. Large quarto. 20th-century red morocco, richly gilt, t.e.g., gilt inner dentelles, by Worsford. Some light shelf wear. Light scattered foxing to contents. Some maps reinforced or repaired discreetly with linen in gutter margin. Very good. The best contemporary account of the French and Indian War, justly celebrated for its cartography and textual content, and one of the great rarities of colonial Americana, complete with all maps and the elusive errata leaf. Virtually all of Mante&#39;s account relates to the war in North America, with detailed narratives of Braddock&#39;s campaign and the other frontier and Canadian campaigns of the conflict. The work is particularly desirable for its contemporary descriptions of Pontiac&#39;s War, a campaign in which the author participated as major of brigade to Colonel Dudley Bradstreet. In addition, the introduction includes an interesting account of young George Washington&#39;s escape in 1753 from assassination by an Indian who acted as his interpreter and guide. Mante evidently took great care to gather information that was both historically and cartographically accurate for the present work. The maps are praised by all bibliographers as being by far the best relating to the war, and include several seminal maps which are the most accurate produced to that time. They comprise: 1) "Fort Beau Sejour, & the adjacent Country Taken Possession of by Colonel Monckton" 2) "Lake Ontario to the Mouth of the River St. Lawrence" 3) [Map of Lake George and vicinity] 4) "A Plan of Fort Edward & Its Environs on Hudsons River" 5) "Communication Between Albany & Oswego" 6) "Attack on Louisbourg" [by Amherst & Boscawen] 7) "The Attack of Ticonderoga" [by Major General Abercromby] 8) "Plan of Fort Pitt or Pittsbourg" 9) "Guadaloupe" 10) "Attack on Quebec" [by Wolfe & Saunders] 11) "A Sketch of the Cherokee Country" 12) "The River Saint Lawrence from Lake Ontario to the Island of Montreal" 13) "A Plan of the Attack upon Fort Levi" 14) "River St. Lawrence from Montreal to the Island of St. Barnaby...& the Islands of Jeremy" 15) "A View of the Coast of Martinico Taken by Desire of Rear Adml Rodney" 16) "Part, of the West Coast, of the Island of Saint Lucia" 17) "Plan of the Retaking Newfoundland" [by Colville & Amherst] 18) "Attack of the Havanna" [by Albemarle & Pococke] Sabin writes of this great rarity: "Copies with all the maps are scarce. It is probable that but few were printed, though the large and beautiful plans and military maps (which gave it so great a value), must have made its production a work of much expense." CHURCH 1092. HOWES M267, "c." STREETER SALE 1031. FIELD 1003. SABIN 44396.

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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 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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        Regia Autoritate a Collegio Medico Hauniensi conscripta.

      Hauniae, 1772. 4to. Samt. helldrbd. med rig rygforgyldning. Kapitælfelt nænsomt repareret. Første fals svag og løs. På skrivepapir. (8),338 pp. Her og der lidt brunplettet. - Originaludgaven af Danmarks første farmakopé. - First edition of the first Danish pharmacopoeia

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        Sechsmonatliche Reise durch die nördlichen Provinzen von England, in Absicht auf den Zustand der Landwirthschaft, der Manufakturen, der Malerey und übrigen schönen Künste. Nach der zweyten Englischen Ausgabe übersetzt

      Leipzig, Fritsch 1772 -, 1775.. 4 Bände. Mit 4 gest. Titelvignetten und 13 (11 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. und 2 Rückenschildern. Güntz II, 19 ff. (ausführl.); vgl. Kress 6767, Higgs 4852, Goldsmith 10612 (alle engl. Or.-Ausgabe, teilw. unter Erwähnung der deutschen Übers.). - Erste deutsche Ausgabe zweier 1770 und 1772 erschienenen Reiseberichte in Briefform. Wichtig vor allem wegen des hervorragenden Überblicks über Wirtschaft und Landwirtschaft, enthält auch schöne Beschreibungen der Landschaft und vieler Herrensitze. - Etwas berieben, Kapitale mit kl. Ausbrüchen. Leicht gebräunt, Titel mit altem Namenseintrag. Schönes Exemplar.

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        Gedichte von einem pohlnischen Juden. [Und:] Anhang zu den Gedichten eines pohlnischen Juden. 2 Teile in einem Band.,

      Mietau-Leipzig, Jakob Friedrich Hinz, 1772. - Ad 1) Erstausgabe [gleichzeitig Erstlingswerk] dieser seltenen Gedichtsammlung des deutsch-jüdischen Militärarztes und Lyrikers Isaschar Falkensohn Behr (1746-1817), der als der erste deutschsprachige jüdische Dichter gilt. - Vorliegende Gedichtsammlung wurde vom jungen Johann Wolfgang von Goethe am 1. September 1772 im Frankfurter Gelehrtenanzeiger rezensiert, d. h. verrissen: &#130;verhasste Mittelmässigkeit&#145;. Behr widmete dieses Werk Friedrich Ewald von Fircks, dem kurländischen Landrat des Landkreises Pilten, der ihn mit anderen Freimaurern gefördert hatte. Friedrich von Matthisson nahm in seinem 1805 in Zürich veröffentlichten 9. Band seiner lyrischen Anthologien mehrere Gedichte Behrs auf. - Ad 2) Erstausgabe; auf starkem Papier gedruckt. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Vorsatzbl. mit älteren Bleistiftnotizen. Vorderes Vorsatzbl. gelöst. Unterschiedlich gebräunt. - Ad 1) Goedeke IV/1, 493, 10, 1 u. 3; Holzmann/B. II, 5403; Kippenberg 3038. - Ad 2) Goedeke V, 429, 1; Wilpert/G. 7. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit 2 (wiederh.) Holzschn.-Titelvignetten. 96; 32 S. - Vorgeb. - Matthisson, Friedrich von. Auserlesene Gedichte. Herausgegeben von Joh. Heinr. Füssli. Zürich, Orell, Gessner, Füssli und Compagnie, 1791. Mit gest. Titelportrait. X, 113 (1) S., 1 Bl., Ldr. d. Zt. m. reicher Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur les Modifications de l?Atmosphere contenant l?Histoire Critique du Barometre et du Thermometre, un traite sur la Construction de ces instrumens, et des experiences relatives a Leurs Usages Et principalem

      Subject: (Fisica). Gen?ve, 1772, due vol. in-4to mezza pergamena coeva, tit. ms. al dorso, tagli rossi; pp. VIII-416 + XI-(1)- 489-(1) con una tabella ripiegata e 7 tav. incise in rame ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti strumenti, tavole di misurazione, ecc. Lieve brunitura uniforme su alcune porzioni di cc. ma bell?esemplare in prima edizione. De Luc fu il primo a brevettare e commercializzare l?invenzione del barometro anticipata da Torricelli. Le sue ricerche sull?atmosfera lo portarono, insieme al fratello, nel 1770, a scalare i 3.109 m. del M. Buet (veri e propri pionieri dell?alpinismo i due realizzarono, nell?occasione, il primo bivacco conosciuto in quota). E? considerato precursore di J. Dalton nella formulazione della legge delle pressioni parziali. Wolff, Hist. of Science II, p. 288. ? The author?s most important work, containing his discovery of the maximum density of water, his invention of hygrometer, and his observations on latent heat. He was the discoverer of dry pile afterwards by Zamboni, and the first to give correct rules for measuring heights by the barometer?. (Zeitlinger). Poggendorff, I, 545/546 - Honeyman, 2053 - Perret, 1268 : "Tres rare". Fu, forse, il primo ad usare il termine 'geologia' (dopo Aldrovandi, naturalmente).

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        Essai de Cristallographie, ou Description des Figures Géométriques, Propres à différens Corps du Regne Minéral, connus vulgairement sous le nom de Cristaux

      Paris: Chez Didot jeune, Knapen & Delaguette, 1772 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (199x121 mm), [iii]-xxxii, 427, [3] pp. including half title, 2 folding tables, 10 folding engraved plates. Contemporary French mottled sheep (worn, corners scuffed, spine label gone, hinges split), marbled endpapers, title-page with old ownership inscription, interior little browned, occasional spotting. ---- <br><br> Norman 1847; Wellcome 4, 553; Burke, Origins of the Science of Crystals, 1966: 69-71; Dana&#39;s 7th (Bibliography): 69; DSB: 11, 520-4 [by R. Hooykaas]; Freilich Sale Catalog: nos. 460-1; Hoover Collection: no. 691; Hooykaas, R., "De kristallografie van J.B. de Romé de l&#39;Isle (1783)". - First Edition, Scarce. "The Cristallographie ranks as one of the great contributions to the science of crystals. In it Romé de l&#39;Isle attempted to make a comprehensive classification of crystals. By the time he wrote this volume, he was extremely familiar with the subject, and this work greatly supassed all previous works in scope and detail. To apply his classification, he adopted a morphological approach in which he attempted to relate the diverse forms of crystals of the same substance. As a general morphological concept he introduced the idea of the "primitive form." All crystals of the same inorganic substance, no matter how different in appearance had a fundemental and common geometrical form-the primative form-to which their actual crystal shapes related. The justification for this idea was derived from the previous work of Carl Linneaus who had tried to expain the genesis of minerals by means of an analogy with the procreation of living creatures, and classified cystals by the similarities of their crystallized forms. In this first edition of the Cristallographie, Romé de l&#39;Isle identifies 110 crystal forms by which minerals crystallize. Grouped under each of these shapes are described the minerals that exhibit similar habit, including the approximate angles between crystal faces. These forms were all derived form a common saline ingrediaent in every mineral that worked at a molecular level. Although he believes that these primitive forms existed, it is never made clear how they should be defined for any group of crystals" (Mineralogical Record Bibliography)..

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        "The North Briton : Xlvi. numbers complete. By John Wilkes, Esq. C. Churchill, and others. Illustrated with useful and explanatory notes, and a collection of all the proceedings in the House of Commons... (Complete in 4 volumes)"

      "London : [s.n.], Printed in the year M.DCC.LXXII. [1772]" "London : [s.n.], Printed in the year M.DCC.LXXII. [1772]", 1772. 1st Edition. "Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT153630. Physical desc.: 4v., plates : ports. Notes: Originally issued as a weekly serial, by John Wilkes and others. Subject: Wilkes, John, 1727-1797. Great Britain - History - 1760-1789. Great Britain - History - Periodicals. Great Britain - Politics and government - 1760-1789. " "Very good copies all in the original, full tree calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the the title and volume indicators blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong."

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        American Revolutionary War Period Manuscript Ledger of Jonathan Warner.

      Small 8vo (4x6) bound in brown leather 56 pp. Some toning, foxing, soiling and wear. Also, some signatures are a bit loose, and cross marks on many pages, suggesting closing of accounts. Overall good or better condition. Interesting and extensive listing of income and expenditures related to various tasks performed around Windham Connecticut during the Revolutionary War period. Including repairing the Town Bridge in Windham and ploughing fields for the sum of three shillings. The evidence suggesting that this ledger belonged to a Jonathan Warner is on the seventh page, which indicates in an entry dated June 18, 1772 that an amount was due to him.

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      Birminghamae [Birmingham]: Typis Johnnis Baskerville [John Baskerville], 1772. Baskerville&#39;s first quarto edition. 4to. [2], 200, 221-372 pp. [complete]. Contemporary full red straight-grained morocco, covers with outer gilt- ruled border, spine with raised bands, lettered in one compartment, tooled in gilt with small floral and dot tools in the rest, a.e.g. Small chip from head of spine, title-page toned. Bookseller&#39;s ticket of Porquet, Quai Voltaire on front pastedown. Gaskell 44; Brunet I, 1680; Graesse II, 87; Moss I, 263

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        The Compleat Angler [Complete]; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation in Two Parts

      London Richard & Henry Causton 1772. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Modern leather rebind with new endpapers 8th Edition Brown hardback leather cover 170mm x 90mm (7" x 4"). xxiv, 378pp. B/w woodcut engravings.

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      maj:ts och riksens Kammar-collegii underdåniga berättelse, rörande allmänna hushållningens tilstånd i riket, til den 21 augusti 1772, uti de delar, som til detta kongl. collegii inseende och befattning höra. Sthlm, H. Fougt, 1776. 4:o. (2),99,(1 blank,60) s. + (ALFVING, PEHR) Historisk berättelse om landtmäteriet, ifrån dess inrättning til närvarande tid, efter kongl. maj:ts nådigsta befallning til dess och riksens Kammar-collegium, författad samt i högbemälde collegio, inlämnad, uti martii månad år 1773. Sthlm, P. Hesselberg, 1774. 8:o. (4),60 s. Samtida ngt nött stänkdekorerat hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och titeletikett i glättad papp. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen torr och titeletiketten ngt missfärgad. Litet brännhål i nedre marginalen av titelbladet till det första arbetet. Det andra arbetet bundet omlott. Med Svante Rydings namnteckning.. Setterwall 5549 för Alfvings historik över lantmäteriet i Sverige. I Kammarkollegiets utlåtande omnämns Linnés numera försvunna skrift om pärlodling. "Collegium har jemwäl sedermera förspordt, at, wid 1761 års riksdag, skal af archiatern samt ridd. af eder kongl. maj:ts Nordstierne orden v. Linnee blifwit till secrete utskottet upgifwit et sätt at impregnera musslor till perlors fortplantande, hwilken upgift skal blifwit öfwerlåten til handelsmannen Bagge i Götheborg emot någon derföre erlagd betalning, utan att Collegio bekant är, hwad bruk han deraf sedermera giordt."

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        A View of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Government in Bengal: Including a Reply to the Misrepresentations of Mr. Bolts and other Writers

      J. Nourse, London, 1772. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Later half leather over cloth, worn, surface marks, spine attractively gilt. Bottom corner of title page torn away with no loss of text, otherwise clean internally. Nicely margined and attractively printed. With a glossary. (12), 148, (4), 253pp, 1 page of errata. "The work is of value not merely as a successful refutation of the charges made against himself and other officials [by Willem Bolts], but also for its statistical information and the historical documents printed in its copious appendices." (DNB) Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Inventory No: 044050. .

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        Nuova guida dè forestieri e dell'istoria di Napoli

      a spese di Saverio Rossi Librajo 1772 In Napoli, a spese di Saverio Rossi Librajo, 1772. In 16mo; pp.312. Antiporta e dodici tavole di cui tre più volte spieghevoli: La fedelissima Città di Napoli, Facciata del Palazzo Reale della Maestà del Re di Napoli, Prospetto del Vesuvio. Pergamena coeva. Fossati Bellani 3727.

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        Analyse des conciles généraux et particuliers, contenant leurs canons sur le dogme, la morale et la discipline tant ancienne que moderne, expliqués par des notes, conférés avec le droit nouveau, notamment avec le droit particulier de la France, et précédés d&#39;un traité des conciles en général

      Paris, Vincent, 1772. 5 vols. Large 4to (27x20 cm) Contemporary marbled calf, backs richly gilt in compartments, with red morocco title-labels. Marbled endpapers.Tops of spines sl. damaged, corners sl. bumped but in all nice bindings. See PICTURE. Vol. 1: x,(ii),908pp., Vol. 2: (8),872 pp.; Vol. 3: viii,872 pp.; Vol. 4: (iv),948 pp., Vol. 5: Paris, Benoit Morin,1777. xvi,733,(iii) pp.: after p.446 follows p. 457 and after p.644 follows p.689: but complete: see "Avis au Lecteur et au Relieur". Convent-stamps on titles; a few quires seriously browned due to the quality of the paper, otherwise good interior condition, wide margins. - A nice and complete set, text in french

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      VENEZIA, GIAMMARIA BASSAGLIA, 1772esemplare in buone condizioni Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle ITALIANO Legatura di metà Ottocento in mezza pelle e carta decorata; autore, titolo e filetti in oro al dorso. Occhiello, bell'antiporta figurata incisa all'acquaforte e di argomento agricolo astrologico, frontespizio con titolo e fregio tipografico, 8 pagine numerate  alla terza pagina per la dedicatoria, grande stemma araldico inciso, 296 pagine numerate, 2 tavole fuori testo e più volte ripiegate, la prima rappresenta una tabella, la seconda, raffigura una curiosa tavola sull'età media della luna, sui novilunii e plenilunii, sulle quadrature medie dall'anno 1760 al 1801;" al verso, nota manoscritta di possesso: Libro di me Venturini, 1801. 6 giugno.  La prima edizione risale al 1567. Nel XVIII secolo, oltre alla presente ne venne pubblicata una bella edizione a  Bergamo nel 1756. L'autore sperimentò un rivoluzionario metodo di coltivazione, per il quale ottenne il brevetto dalla Repubblica Veneta nel 1567.  Il Saltini (I, p. 364) cita: ""... un'idea concettualmente semplice e storicamente rivoluzionaria: quella di dimezzare le superfici a grano per sostituirne una parte con prati di trifoglio, dedicando alla residua superficie a frumento la maggior copia di lavoro resa disponibile e la massa di letame ottenuta dal più elevato carico di bestiame consentito dalla nuova messe di foraggi. Il maggior numero e la maggior cura delle lavorazioni insieme alle più abbondanti concimazioni consentirà l'aumento della produzione di frumento. "". L'opera ebbe una quindicina di edizioni nei secoli, quasi tutte nel Settecento, circa quella in esame il  Re (IV, p. 96) la sottolinea  come la migliore per utilità, grazie alle aggiunte dello Scattoni. Esemplare in buone condizioni, qualche lieve sporadica fioritura.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments... According to the Use of the Church of Ireland: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David...

      Dublin: Printed by David Hay, 1772. . 24mo, (xxxvi, 396, 192) pp. Marbled endpapers, contemporary signature to title, 19th century inscriptions to front blanks. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt decorated red morocco, a.e.g., covers with a central diamond of various tools and a border consisting of different flowers, gilt spine with some light rubbing, initials "G.R." to the upper cover. Griffiths 1772-9.

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        Risposta per parte de' signori Lenzoni alla osservazioni di fatto nella causa vertente tra essi e il R. Scrittoio delle Possessioni di S.A.R. [Segue:] Sommario di documenti nella causa tutori Lenzoni e Scrittori delle Reali Possessioni.

      - In Firenze, nella Stamperia Moücke, 1772, in-folio, cartonatura marmorizzata coeva, pp. [2], 26, 4. 68. Con una grande carta topografica della zona interessanta alla controversia (nei pressi della Fattoria di Nugola) incisa in rame da Giuseppe Pazzi su disegno di Giovanni Franceschi, colorata a mano d'epoca e più volte ripiegata, in fine. Ottime condizioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Assemblage of Coins Fabricated by Authority of the Archbishops of Canterbury

      T. Snelling, London, 1772. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 1/4 leather over marbled boards, hinges cracked and boards nearly detached with minor crude tap repairs. Engraved dedication and one plate of coins with other engravings in the text. 125pp. A nice, wide margined work - slight browning and foxing but generally quite clean and bright. Size: Quarto (4to). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 041017. .

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        NOTICIAS DE LA HISTORIA GENERAL DE LAS ISLAS DE CANARIA. Contienen la descripción geográfica de todas. Una idea del origen, carácter, usos y costumbres de sus antiguos habitantes: de los descubrimientos, y conquistas que sobre ellas hicieron los Europeos: De su Gobierno Eclesiástico, Político, y Militar: Del establecimiento, y sucesión de su primera Nobleza: De sus Varones ilustres por dignidades, empleos, armas, letras, y santidad: De sus fábricas, producciones naturales, y comercios con los principales sucesos de los últimos siglos.

      Madrid, Imprenta de Blas Román. 1772-73-76., Madrid - 3 tomos. 495 págs. + 1 mapa (estado plegado) + un retrato de Juan de Bethancourt grabado por Palomino; 498 págs; 548 págs. Firma anterior propietario. Obra interesante, de la cual se hizo corta tirada para distribuirla privadamente. En 1783 se publicó un tomo cuarto, del que no disponemos, que comprende una bibliografía de escritores canarios. CUARTO MENOR. PLENA PIEL época algo fatigada, buen estado general. Palau 364595. Oferta Especial: La librería Fernando Contreras ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10% en todo su inventario y gastos de envío gratis dentro de España. All items discounted by 10% and free shipping within Spain. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 2500 euros.

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        A history and defence of Magna Charta : shewing the manner of its being obtained from King John ... : to which is added, An essay on parliaments, describing their origin in England / by Samuel Johnson, A.M

      London : J. Bell, 1772. 2nd Edition. Physical des. : 284 p. ; 21 cm. Subject: Great Britain. Parliament - History. Magna Carta. Great Britain - Constitutional history. Provenance; Law Society of London. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt raised bands with a red morocco gilt-blocked label. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        Die Abenteuer des Don Sylvio von Rosalva. Erster [und zweyter] Theil.

      2 Bände. Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich. 1772. - 8° (16 x 9,5 cm). Titel, VIII, 414; Titel, (2), 432 Seiten. Mit 2 gestochenen Frontispices, 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten und 5 blattgroßen Kupfertafeln von Mechau. Braune Halblederbände der Zeit mit zwei farbigen Titelschildern und dezenter Filetenvergoldung auf dem Rücken, Lederecken und sandfarbigen Kiebitzpapierbezügen. Gesprenkelte Schnitte. Goedeke IV/1, 551, 51. - Sammlung Borst 141. - Rümann 1247. - Zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1764 unter dem Titel "Der Sieg der Natur über die Schwärmerey oder Die Abentheuer des Don Sylvio von Rosalva" in Ulm erschienenen Werks, zugleich erste illustrierte Ausgabe. - Die schönen Kupfer in sehr guten Abdrücken. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, Deckel gering fleckig. Schiefgelesen. Das fein ausgeschärfte Leder an den Außengelenken etwas brüchig und eingerissen, Rücken und Bindung stabil und intakt. Zwei stecknadelkopfgroße Wurmspuren an den Außengelenken. - Vorsätze leimschattig. Ein kleiner Braunfleck am vorderen Schnitt und Vordersteg von Band 2, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. - Druckfarbe gelegentlich leicht abklatschend. - Schön gebundene Ausgabe auf starkem weißem, kaum gebräuntem Schreibpapier. - Eines der beiden Rückenschilder mit einer Reihennummer (Wieland 11 + 12), offenbar einer privaten Sammlung. - Gutes, wenn auch nicht gänzlich tadelloses Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus de morbo hernioso congenito singulari & complicato feliciter curato.

      Friedrich Nicolai,, Berlin, 1772 - Berlin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1772. 8°. 2 n.n. Bl., 148 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Blake 296. - Waller 6409. - Hirsch IV, 188. - Erste Ausgabe. - Name auf dem Titel. Oberes Kapital leicht angebrochen. Sprache: N Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: Printed for J. Nourse and T. Davies, 1772.. xxviii,476pp. plus engraved folding plate and five engraved folding maps. Quarto. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with raised bands, red morocco label. Neat repairs at head and toe of spine and to lower front joint, else very good. Provenance: Samuel Reynolds Solly (armorial bookplate). First edition in English. Bougainville first undertook, at his own expense, an expedition to the Falkland Islands and Patagonia to secure them for French colonization. To avoid potential conflict due to Spain&#39;s envy of the 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 from there to return home. The narrative of this part of the voyage comprises the text of the present volume. The completion of the three-year voyage marked the first official French circumnavigation and drew a good deal of French interest in the Pacific islands. The party collected much natural history information concerning the regions visited, with a chapter on that of the Falklands, as well as a history of their settlement. They stopped at many South Sea islands, among them Tahiti, and a long section on that island is included, 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. "According to the title, this translation of Bougainville&#39;s VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE... was made by Johann Reinhold Forster; it seems, however, that the actual translator was Georg Forster, while his father Johann contributed the preface, dedication and the numerous footnotes" - Hill. COX I, p.55. SABIN 6869. HILL 165. O&#39;REILLY & REITMAN 285. BORBA DE MORAES, p.115.

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        Lecons ?l?mentaires de Math?matiques,ou ?l?mens d&#39;Algebre et de G?om?trieElementary Mathematics Lessons (or, Elements of Algebra and Geometry)

      1772 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming Georgian mathematics text, replete with folding geometry charts. This lovely calf-bound volume by the Abbott of Caille covers the comprehensive elements of arithmetic; as well as some several advanced principles of algebra and geometry. Illustrated with plentiful figures and sums, as well as severl folding plates of geometric figures, and with a nominal inscription dating 1777. Condition: Externally, bound in old calf. Alittle rubbed, with wear to corners of boards and joints. Lovely brown patina. Internally, very firmly bound. Hinges tender. Slight worming and small patch of loss to preliminaries. Pages bright and clean. Frontispiece and blank preliminary both with nominal inscription dated 1777. Some slight loss and tearing to folding charts but edges only (no printed material). Overall: GOOD..

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        Die Verdienste der königlichen schwedischen Gustave aus dem Wasastamm um die Wissenschaften und Künste in einer feierlichen akademischen Rede auf die zu Stockholm vollzogenen königlische Krönung den 29sten Mai des Jahrs 1772 zu Greifswald entworfen.

      Nebst einer historischen Nachricht von den Feierlichkeiten und Gebräuchen die in ältern zeiten beim Antrit der Regierung schwedischer Könige erfordert wurden und einer Beschreibung der vornehmsten Krönungsinsignien. Stralsund, Christian Lorenz Struck, (1772). Folio. 56 s. Graverad frontespis inräknad i pagineringen. Samtida charmigt men nött pappband med gul blindpressad rygg, blå pärmar, blå titeletikett och rödstänkta snitt. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris.Setterwall 6451. Johann Georg Peter Möller (1729-1807) var professor i historia och vältalighet vid universitetet i Greifswald och sedermera utländsk medlem i såväl Vetenskapsakademien som Vitterhetsakademien. Hans genomgång av de svenska kröningssederna sträcker sig bakåt till sagatiden

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        Dictamen que el Illmo. y Rmo. Señor D. Fr. Pedro Angel de Espiñeira, de la regular observancia de N. P. S. Francisco, del Consejo de S. M. Obispo de la Concepcion de Chile, expuso al Concilio Provincial de Lima

      From the Bishop of Concepcion, charged of the Jesuit Missions and the founding of important Chilean Institutions. 1772. Lima. Imprenta de los Huérfanos. In 8vo (184 mm x 132 mm). 1 ff. + 50. Contemporary limp vellum, recently bound, spine lettered in ink, slightly soiled. A fine copy, fresh and clean, upper and lower margin of title trimmed away from text. First edition and an attractive example of Limenian printing in the 18th century. Espiñeira (1727 ? 1778) was a Franciscan Priest, Bishop of Concepción de Chile from 1761 ?although not effective until 1764- until death found him; he first went to Chile with the commission of founding and directing the Colegio de Propaganda de Fide in Chillan, which purpose was the instruction of the natives. It is owed to him the organization of the Pehuenche territory. Following the Jesuit expulsion from South America in 1767, Espiñeira took over the administration of the Jesuit Missions in his Dioceses and in 1777 was responsible for the foundation of the Seminary San Carlos de Borromeo. Very rare, we find no copies sold since 1981. Medina, Lima, 1339.

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        Ellis&#39;s Husbandry, abridged and methodized: Comprehending the most Useful Articles of Practical Agriculture

      Engraved frontis. in Vol. I. xx, 516 pp.; 3 p.l., 528, [39] pp. Two vols. 8vo, 19th-cent. green half-calf & marbled boards (some foxing), flat spines richly gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines. London: W. Nicoll, 1772. First edition of this abridgement of the author&#39;s most important book, The Modern Husbandman, which appeared in installments, ending in 1744. Ellis (ca. 1700-58), agriculturalist and writer, made his name through his early works. He and Jethro Tull were the two dominant figures in the development of new farming techniques in England during the first half of the 18th century. "Farmers in all parts of the country asked him to visit and report on their farms. He travelled over the country giving advice and observing different farming methods. He added to his income by travelling as an agent for seeds and farming implements."-ODNB. Fine set and quite scarce. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Lalor Gregg with his signature on both titles. &#10087; Fussell, II, pp. 6-14. .

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        The Works of Shakespeare (12 Volumes)

      London: R. Crowder, C. Ware, and T. Payne, 1772. As. Leather. Very Good. 12 Volume Set. Subtitle, "Collated With the Oldest Copies, and Corrected: with Notes, Explanatory and Critical: by Mr. Theobald." Spines have five raised bands with blind-stamped gilt rules and a pasted-on, crimson leather title block with blind-stamped gilt lettering and rules. The gilt is somewhat worn and faded and the title blocks have darkened. All volumes are aged, soiled and shelf-worn. Spine ends and corners are worn, chipped, cracked and/or frayed to the boards to varying degrees. Hinges are cracked and/or split to varying degrees. Vol. I, front cover is detached and a small section (about the size of a dime) is worn to the boards. Front paste-down paper is missing. Beginning with Vol. II, all volumes have a bookplate with a coat of arms and "H. Holland Edwards, Pennant Ereithlyn, North Wales" on front paste-downs. Presumably, these volumes were part of the library of the Rev. Howell Holland Edwards, Rector of the Second Portion of Waddesdon from 1794-1798 or &#39;99. Another volume from his library (a bound volume of The Old Bailey Reports, previously belonging to Narcissus Luttrell) has found its way into the Harvard Law Library. The bookplate has ghosted onto the ffep in all volumes where it is present. Rear cover has a small section (about the size of a dime) worn to the boards. Vol. VII front cover is lose, rear cover is detached. Laid paper interiors are somewhat aged, but only very occasionally foxed. This is an extremely old and very rare set!

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        Tour in Scotland MDCCLXIX

      London, White 1772.. 2nd. edition. gr.-8°. VII (1) 331 (1) S. Mit 18 Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückensch. Kanten berieb. Einbd. etw. fleckig. Thomas Pennant (1726 in Whitford, Flintshire - 1798) war ein walisischer Naturwissenschafter, Ornithologe, Zoologe und Altertumsforscher. Er machte mit verschiedenen Zoologen, wie William Borlase, Reisen durch die ganze Welt. 1757 wurde er, nach Fürsprache durch Carl von Linné, in die königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften in Uppsala aufgenommen. Die Taf. zeigen Vögel, Fische, Krabben, Landschaften, Burgen etc.

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        Oeuvres de monsieur Destouches.

      Chez Arktsée & Merkus 1772 - - Chez Arktsée & Merkus, A Amsterdam et à Leipsick _1772, 5 volumes in-12 (9,5x16,5cm), (2) viij ; xxv-xxiij ; 309pp. (4) 220pp. et (4) 259pp. (4) 224pp. et (4) 276pp. (4) xxiv ; xv (4) 20-240pp. et (4) 255pp. (4) xj (2) 14-242pp. et (4) 324pp. (2) xxiv ; 252pp., 10 tomes reliés en 5 volumes. - Nouvelle édition revue, corrigée et augmentée de plusieurs pièces, et toutes semblables à l'édition de l'Imprimerie royale (in-4 en 4 volumes parue en 1757). Un portrait gravé de l'auteur en frontispice par Vander Schley. Pleine basane brune de l'époque. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et petits fers floraux dorés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge. Toutes tranches rouges. Les premier et quatrième volumes présentent des manques au dos avec manque en coiffes, deux coiffes élimées, trous de vers, quatre coins émoussés. Quelques très infimes travaux de vers dans certains volumes, pas d'atteinte au texte. Edition réunissant les pièces théâtrales, la correspondance, ainsi que quelques pièces poétiques. Destouches rédige ses premiers textes sous l'impulsion de Boileau et produit sa première pièce en Suisse. Ses pièces suivantes lui attirent la protection et l'admiration de Philippe d'Orléans, ainsi que son entrée à l'Académie française en 1723. (2) viij ; xxv-xxiij ; 309pp. (4) 220pp. et (4) 259pp. (4) 224pp. et (4) 276pp. (4) xxiv ; xv (4) 20-240pp. et (4) 255pp. (4) xj (2) 14-242pp. et (4) 324pp. (2) xxiv ; 252pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The History and Antiquities of the Ancient Burgh of Great Yarmouth in the County of Norfolk

      Norwich: John Crouse , 1772. Collation, [xvi]957, [xi], 2 pagination errors but text complete. Bound in full calf. Professionally rebacked, ( not recently ), retaining the original boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label. Boards rubbed on corners with wear loss, some abrasion marking. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice copy, in an attractive full leather binding. A33. First Edition. Very Good. Thick Quarto.

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        The history of the reign of the Emperor Charles V. : With a view of the progress of society in Europe, from the subversion of the Roman Empire, to the beginning of the sixteenth century - [Complete In four volumes]

      London : Printed for W. Strahan; T. Cadell, in the Strand; and J. Balfour, at Edinburgh, MDCCLXXII. [1772] - Physical description; 4v.,plates : ports. ; 8°. Notes; With a half-title to each volume. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T78984. Subject; Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558. Provenence; from the library of Sir Archibald Dunbar with his bookplate. Full contemporary analine calf, very good. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and contrasting gilt-blocked Morocco labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed as with age. Remains a very good example overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 4 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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