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      Mannheim: Churfurstl. Hof-und Academie-Buchdruckerey, 1772.. [16],358,[1]pp. plus two engraved plates (on one sheet) and folding map. Small octavo. Modern half vellum and marbled boards, spine gilt. A bit of light tanning and an occasional light fox mark. Three small purple ink spots in lower portion of map. Near fine. First printing of this rare and important account of Lower California by the German Jesuit, Jacob Baegert. Baegert lived in Baja California for a period of seventeen years (1751-68) and spent most of his time at the Mission of San Luis Gonzaga, leaving after the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. He provides some important details on the culture of the Indians of Baja California, including the Pericues, Guiacuras, and Cochiemes. Part one is an overview of California, is climate and products; part two describes the inhabitants; and the third part contains an account of the introduction of Christianity to California. Wagner states that the German Jesuits were especially dissatisfied toward the end of the Jesuit regime in California, and Baegert's bitterness is evident in his book: " was a land full of ferocious beasts and even more ferocious Indians, the soil was poor, the water undrinkable and there was no fuel to be had." The fine and important map was made by the fellow Jesuit, Ferdinand Consak, and is described by Streeter as "most helpful in giving the location of the many Jesuit missions in Lower California. It also shows the route along the west coast of Mexico followed by Baegert in going to California in 1751 and his route out in 1768, after the expulsion of the Jesuits." The top right corner of the territory (present day Arizona) is labeled, rather ominously, "Los Apaches Barbari." The excellent plates, which were apparently not issued with all copies, depict male and female California Indians. A prime early account of Baja California, with an important map and plates of the region. HOWES B29, "b." HILL 46. COWAN, p.27. SABIN 4363. BELL B5.?? STREETER SALE 2442. BARRETT 129. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 157. WAGNER, NORTHWEST COAST, pp.154-155 & item 631. MEADOWS, BAJA CALIFORNIA 1. GRAFF 137. PILLING PROOF SHEETS 203. PALAU 358393.

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        Der Goldne Spiegel, oder die Könige von Scheschian, eine wahre Geschichte. Aus dem Scheschianischen übersetzt

      Leipzig, Weidmann 1772. 17 cm. 4 Teile. 24, 226, (2 weiße); 238; 26, 228; 232, (2) Seiten mit 4 Frontispizes und 4 Titelvignetten, gestochen von Geyser nach Mechau, Frontispiz in Teil 1 bezeichnet "M. del. - G. sc." Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichen Rückentiteln und -signaturen - Deusch 24 - Goed. IV/I, 555, 66 - Kurrelmeyer S. 16 - Rümann, 18. Jh. 1253 - Erstausgabe. Originaldruck mit den unkorrigierten Druckfehlern in Teil 1 (vgl. Kurrelmeyer). Die von Rümann erfolgte Zuweisung der Kupfer an Meil wird von Dorn nicht bestätigt. Einbände etwas fleckig, Exlibris. Aus der Bibliothek Schloß Buxheim in Schwaben mit deren Stempel auf den Vorsätzen. -

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        Orlando Furioso. (Opere)

      Venezia, Ant. Zatta 1772-73.. 4 Bde. in 7 geb. 2°. (380 x 270 mm.). 11 Bll., LX S., 63 Bll.; 100; 111; 118; 98; 123; 130 Bll. Mit 7 gest. Tit., 51 Kupfertaf., 83 Textkpf., 46 Initialen. Gesprenkelte Ldr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. u. Rückensch. Florale Linienvergold. auf den Deckeln. [Vortitel in Bd. I: Opere]. Graesse I, 199; Gamba 61; vgl. Ebert 1029; Brunet I, 437; ADB I, 92 - Extrem seltene Folio-Ausgabe, auf schwerem Büttenpapier gedruckt. Nur ein weiteres Vergleichsexemplar ist in der Biblioteca Marciana in Venedig nachweisbar. "Un exemplaire in-fol. en 4 vol. impr. sur vélin, et que l'on croit être unique..." (Brunet). Die vorl. Ausgabe unterscheidet sich von der häufiger vorkommenden Quart-Augabe durch die reichen, wechselhaften Randillustrationen, die jede Seite umgeben. Nachträglich ist noch ein Registerband erschienen. "Cette édition enrichie de notes a été sur la dernière réimpression de Pitteri. On en tiré plusieurs exempl. gr.-in-fol." (Graesse). Die Kupfer gest. v. G. Zuliani, B. Crivellari, G. Zampini, F. Fanbrini, I. Leonardis, Giuseppe Danioto, Tomaso Baratti, Giacomo Malosso nach Aloys Passega Ferrar, P. Ant. Novelli, Gius. Zaise. - Der Text entstammt der sog. "Barotti edition" (Venedig, Pitteri 1766), die nach Gamba "in molta reputazione, e fu utile allo stampatore Antonio Zatta, che la prese ad esemplare per la sua ristampa di Venezia, 1772" war. Am Anfang steht eine Biographie Ariostos von Giovanni-Andrea Barotti, eine Taf. mit faksim. Handschrift Ariostos.

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        Voyage autour du Monde [and] Journal d'un Voyage

      Neuchatel,: de líImprimerie de la SociÈtÈ 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 brought together to form a complete work: the first French account of Cook's first voyage and the revised edition of Bougainville'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'Etoile, en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769) contain the revised and augmented version of Bougainville'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 'Discours prÈliminaire' on discoveries in the Pacific since Magellan which takes Cook'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'un Voyage Autour du Monde, fait par MM. Banks & Solander, Anglois, en 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771. Traduit de l'Anglois, par M. de Freville). This is the second French edition of the earliest published account of Cook'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 'Lettre de M. de Commerson ? M. de La Lande. De l'âle de Bourbon, le 18 avril 1771' about Madagascar, and a piece by "M. le B. de G." on the North West Passage (1771), as well as Condamine'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's account, there is no evident priority between the two which should rather be seen as simultaneous issues.Magra'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's various voyages to appear in print, published anonymously some two months after the return of Endeavour and nearly two years before Hawkesworth's official account.Beddie, 700; Kroepelien, 112/117; O'Reilly-Reitman, 290 & 364.

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        Voyage autour du Monde par la Fregate du Roi La Boudeuse, et la flute L'Etoile, en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769 - 2e ed. 1772

      Chez Saillant & Nyon, 1772, Paris. later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Second Edition 1772 2 vols (complete), half titles in both vols, title, 4pp, xliii, 336pp & 453pp, [3], complete with 21 engraved folding maps and charts, one or two closed tears, 3 folding engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf, gilt, joints a little cracked, but bindings good and solid. A really excellent copy of this first French circumnavigation.

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      Paris, Desaint, 1772. . Relié, plein - maroquin brun, dos orné de fil. fleuronné doré et de pièce de titre doré, dos à nerfs (5) plats doré, plats de papier marbré, tranches rouge, frontispice gravé, (VIII) 760pp + (VIII) 756pp, illustré n/b. Illustré de 38 planches dont 2 dépliantes gravées hors - texte à l' eau - forte et ca. 35 gravures sur bois in - texte. La manière de les entretenir et les multiplier. 10ième édition augmenté considérablement & mise en meilleur ordre avec la vertu des simples, l' apothicairerie les décisions du droit françois sur les matières rurales et enriche de figures en taille - douche par M***.

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        Mumme, 1745-55. 8:o.

      Grav. front,(14),480 + (8),420 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta & 4 grav. plr + (8),420 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta + (12),418 s. Fyra ljusbruna samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerade och lackade ryggar, gröna titeletiketter, ovala nummerskyltar och rödstänkta snitt. Handskrivna nummer i bläck upptill på ryggarna. Några små maskhål i falsarna till del III och IV. Samtliga titelblad med bläcknumreringar. De två första volymerna med några minimala maskangrepp upptill på insidan av främre pärmen och försättsbladet. I del I en fläck i texten på s. 57 och en fuktfläck i nedre marginalen på s. 235-46 samt även nedtill i inre marginalen och i den nedre från s. 385 till slutet. Del IV har en fuktfläck i övre marginalen på de första opaginerade sidorna och fläckar på s. 321-24 samt några solkfläckar upptill i inre marginalen på s. 338-39, liksom fuktränder i nedre marginalen på s. 343-44, 353-54 och 357-58. Med C. Kröyers namnteckning och Gustaf Berndtssons exlibris.. Sabin 62752 for a German translation printed in 1772. Första och andra delen i tredje upplagan, den tredje och fjärde delen i den andra. Sällsynt utopisk roman med två fiktiva kartor

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        A Voyage round the World

      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 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's son Georg). Forster senior calls the voyage 'a work written by a learned, intelligent, and judicious traveller, which abounds with remarkable events and curious observations...', and says that he has edited 'and partially vindicated the British nation where we thought the author had been unjustly partial'.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' "Espiritu Santo", but turned away from the obvious barrier presented by the Reef. Had he made it, 'he would have come to the Australian coast near Cooktown, and would, likely enough, have been wrecked where Cook was wrecked two years later...' (Wood).Borba de Moraes, p. 115; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp. 96-7; Hill, p. 32; Kroepelien, 113; O'Reilly-Reitman, 285.

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        Lettres de Madame la Marquise de Pompadour, depuis MDCCLIII jusqu' MDCCLXII inclusivement

      A Londres: Chez G. Owen T. Cadell... [i.e. Paris? s.n.], 1772. Three octavo volumes bound together: [xi], 179; 163, [16]; [xii], 151 p.; 17.5 cm. "A fictitious correspondence, attributed to the Marquis F. de Barbe-Marbois" --BLC, v. 189, p. 207. Cioranescu 21762 attributes to Claude-Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon. The letters in vol. 1 span the years 1753 to 1762; those in vol. 2 and vol. 3, 1746 to 1752. "Ces lettres eurent une grande vogue et furent trs-souvent rimprims; elles sont bien crites, decentes, et ont souvent des aperus politiques judicieux. On les regarde comme un ouvrage de jeunesse du marquis de Barbe-Marbois" --Bibliog. des ouvrages relatifs a l'amour, aux femmes, au mariage / Jules Gay, IV (1872), p. 286. Fictitious imprint; cf. Die falschen und fingierten Druckorte / E. O. Weller. Title-page of vol. 3: Lettres de Madame la Marquise de Pompadour, depuis MDCCXLVI jusqu'a MDCCLII, inclusivement. Good+/ bound in full red leather with gold tooling. The book may not be authentically royal, but the binding sure is. Stock#NS0299.

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        Recherches philosophiques sur les Américains suivi de Défenses des Recherches philosophiques sur les Américains

      Chez J. G. Baerstecher,libraire, 1772. Relié 3 tomes. reliures d'epoque pleine peau marbrée dos lisses avec titres dans des caissons vert et beige dessins dorés (fleurs ) dans des caissons tgranches rouges une signature à la plume:A. Phalle Cuvot. le papier est jauni et de rares rousseurs. les reliures sont solides et en tres bon etat:pas de coins frottésdos et hauts des dos en tres bon etat filets dorés sur les tranches des platsun plat a un frottement sur la peau.

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        Noticias De La Historia General De Las Islas De Canaria (Vol I)

      Blas Roman, 1772. Hardcover. Fair to good/No Dustjacket. Volume I only. Full leather with gilt trim. Quite heavily rubbed, with bumps to corners. Marbled endpapers. Fold out map torn. Binding firm and text generally clean, though there are thumb marks, patches of foxing and minor stains here and there throughout. Inscription to ffep, stamp to head of prologue. Sticker to base of spine.

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        Lutherie. Contenant trente-quatre Planches, dont une double

      Paris. [ca. 1772]. Tall folio. 7 pp. (textual description of plates), [i] (blank), plates I- XI on the organ + 22 full page plates illustrating various wind, string, percussion, etc., instruments and the tools of their manufacture + 1 double-page folding plate, each with "Benard Direxit [under the supervision of" to lower outer corner, including the plate (XVIII) depicting the interior of a musical instrument workshop with craftsmen at work. & & Disbound. Scattered soiling and light staining; edges of first few leaves slightly lacking at blank outer margin; trimmed at outer margin, just affecting image in several instances. . Cortot p. 71 [I].& & Extracted from the Encyclopedie Méthodique edited by Diderot and d'Alembert.

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command

      London - C. Eyre and W. Strahan, 1772 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command being 'The King James Bible. ' Together withThe New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Newly Translated out of the Original Greek and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command to rear of volume two. First edition printedby Eyre and Strahan, Printers to the King's Most Excellent MajestyIn two volumes complete. The Authorised Version, commonly known as the King James Version, King James Bible, KJB, or KJV, is an English translation of the Christian Bible by the Church of England begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. First printed by the King's Printer Robert Barker, this was the third official translation into English. The first was the Great Bible commissioned by the Church of England in the reign of King Henry VIII, and the second was the Bishop's Bible of 1568. In January 1604, King James VI of Scotland and I of England convened the Hampton Court Conference where a new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans, a faction within the Church of England. William Strahan (1715 - 1785) was a Scottish printer and publisher, and a Member of Parliament. Strahan was originally apprenticed to an Edinburgh printer but became a Master Printer in London. In 1738 he was made a Freeman of the City of London and a freeman of the Stationers' Company. Diversifying from printing to publishing, he built up a highly important and successful business, at one time employing 50 men. He was Samuel Johnson's chief publisher, being entrusted with the printing of Johnson's Dictionary, and also published the works of the philosophers David Hume and Adam Smith, and the historian Edward Gibbon. From 1770, he was Printer to the King (George III). Previous owner's ink inscription to front blank. Condition: In contemporary crushed morocco binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and slight rubbing and odd marksto boards. Front hinge to volume two strained with title page absent. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot, spottingmore pronounced to second volumeand with some handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Hudibras, in Three Parts; Written in the Time of the Late Wars: Corrected and Amended. with Large Annotations, and a Preface, by Zachary Grey ... Adorn'd with a New Set of Cuts - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, Printed For C. Bathurst [Etc. ], 1772. 3rd Edition. Description: 2 v. Front. (port. ) plates (partly fold. ) 21 cm. 17 plates complete; copper-engraved after William Hogarth. Finely and sumptuously bound in [later - 19th century] aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans etc. On request.

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        The Rites and ceremonies of the Greek Church, in Russia; containing an account of its doctrine, worship, and discipline

      London: W. Owen, in Fleet-Street; J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; J. Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and T. Becket and P.A. DeHondt, 1772. First Edition. 4to. pp [6], xix, [5], 477. With 12 copper engraved plates and a fold-out frontispiece illustration of the Devitza Monastary near St. Petersburg - all by P. Mazell. The title page contains a vignette depicting the medal of Catherine II. Pages are generally clean with occasional mild specks of marginal foxing; faint library stamp placed in upper margin of title page. Bound in Modern half dark brown morocco with marbled boards and end papers. J.G. King [1731-1787] was Chaplain to the English Factory at St. Petersburg. He spent much time studying and observing Russian Orthodox practices. His work offers detailed descriptions and select translations of the various rituals, services and liturgies belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church. [ESTC T95407; Lewine, p.262; Brunet III, 661; Graesse IV, p.18; Lowndes p.1274]

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        Peder Paars, et heroisk-comisk Poema.

      Udgivet paa nye ved Et Selskab. Kbhvn: Trykt med Godiches Skrifter 1772. Med kobberstukket titelvignet, 16 kobberstukne plancher samt 11 kobbervignetter af J.J. Clemens efter tegninger af Joh. Wiedewelt, med undtagelse af portrættet af Dorothea, som er tegnet af P. Als. XXXX + (18) + 425 + (1) s. Samt. helskind med stregdek. på ryggen samt gyldent skindtitelfelt.. Bag udgivelsen af dette, et af 1700-tallets mest betydningsfulde bogkunstværker stod "et Selskab". Det udgivende selskab bestod af Bolle Willum Luxdorph, Johs. Wiedewelt, And. Schumacher og J. S. Augustin; men efter alt at dømme har arbejdet påhvilet Luxdorph og Suhms bibliotekar, klokkeren ved Helligaandskirken, Laur. Schow, der sandsynligvis også har skrevet fortalen. Ehrencron-Müller II, 34. Johansen 4,5

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        Publii Terentii Afri Comoediæ

      Birminghamiae : Typis Johannis Baskerville, 1772. 1st Edition in this form. Physical desc. : [2], 307, [1] p ; 18 cm. (12mo. ) . Notes: Sig. G2 is a cancel (Gaskell) . Subjects; Baskerville, John, 1706-1775, [printer]. Latin drama (Comedy) . Referenced by: Gaskell, 47. ESTC t137488. Straus and Dent 94. Language: Latin. Signatures: pi1 A-2B[sup]6 2C[sup]4. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, calf-backed marble boards. Slightest suggestion only of dulling and toning to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1772.. [2],200,221-372pp. Large quarto. Full contemporary russia, spine gilt extra. Fore-tips and spine extremities have shallow chips, hinges cracking (but cords sound), early ink name on verso of binder's endsheet, light foxing early and late, otherwise internally very good and crisp. First Baskerville edition, in quarto. The edition in 12mo was published the same year. A2 and H3 are cancels, as usual. GASKELL 44. ESTC T6260.

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      Birminghamiae: Johannis Baskerville, 1772. [2], 364pp. Full straight-grained morocco, raised double bands, spine in six panels, author to second panel, remaining panels with central roundel, covers with thick double fillet frame encompassing a flower head and oscillating line roll, gilt roll to inner edge, a.e.g. Spine dulled, chipped with loss to head cap, rubbed to extremities, especially outer joints, corners bumped. Internally some light foxing, but generally fairly bright and clean. The Earl of Durham's copy, with his book plate and circular book ticket of Lambton Castle to front pastedown. Gaskell *46. First Thus. Full Morocco. Good. 4to.

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        The World

      London,: J. Dodsley,, 1772.. Four volumes in two, duodecimo, engraved titles; fine in contemporary tree calf, gilt spines with red morocco titles. A new edition.Droll, ironic and fabulously clubbish, Fitz-Adam's World, first published in 1753, was the style guide for the well-heeled man or woman about town. Dedicated to Lord Chesterfield, the journal published his famous letters on Johnson's Dictionary.

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        A contemporary collection of pamphlets on the East India Company

      London,: T. Cadell, J. Debrett and others, 1772-, 1791.. 11 works bound together in two volumes, quarto, five folding maps and a folding table; a beautiful set in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, some light wear at joints. A contemporary assembly of eleven early works relating to the East India Company, handsomely bound together as a pair of volumes, each of which has the bookplate of Fasque, the Gladstone family house in Aberdeenshire where Prime Minister Gladstone spent much of his childhood. The Fasque bookplates are pasted over earlier bookplates; the books may well have been bought by Sir John Gladstone who owned the house from the 1830s.The collection gives insight into the importance of the East India Company to late-eighteenth-century exploration and settlement. The great figure of the Company in this period was Alexander Dalrymple; one of the works here is by James Rennell, the hydrographer's onetime assistant.Conditions in India were a matter of urgent concern in this period. The stocks of the East India Company had risen sharply in the 1760s, but by 1773 better economic research was demonstrating that the East India Company was in fact haemorrhaging money due to poor management and the increasing difficulty of producing the revenues expected in Great Britain. This led, as ever, to a rustling among the pamphleteers, present here in great number.Included is one of the signature works of the period, James Macpherson's History and Management of the East-India Company (1779). Macpherson is better known as the translator from the Scottish Gaelic of Ossian, but around 1777 he also became the London agent for the then governor-general in India, producing this important work. Also present is the speculator William Bolts, effectively deported from India in 1768, but whose Considerations on India Affairs (here in the second edition of 1772) was one of the most scathing, if mercenary, attacks on British rule in the region.The second volume includes a suite of shorter works, many of some scarcity. The very scarce Index of Names to a Map of Hindoostan (1785) by the cartographer James Rennell, whose work in mapping India was the backbone of the East India Company, is dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks and remained the standard for some fifty years.There are also pamphlets by the judge and legal historian Thomas Parker (Evidence of our Transactions, 1782); the orientalist and linguist Sir William Jones (Discourse On the Institution of a Society, 1784); the playwright and polemicist Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Comparative Statement of the Two Bills, 1788); and the first major work of another orientalist, Jonathan Scott (Translation of the Memoirs of Eradut Khan, 1786). There are besides two scarce works by George Crauford, An Enquiry into the Situation of the East India Company (1789) and his Second Enquiry (1790), as well as A Short Review of the Trade (1791, attributed to John Prinsep), and Thomas Bate Rous' Explanation of the Mistaken Principle on which the Commutation Act was Founded (c. 1789).A fuller collation is available on request.Goldsmiths-Kress, 11858, 10875, 14243, 14710, 13949.

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        The History of the Late War in North-America, and the Islands of the West-Indies, including the campaigns of MDCCLXIII and MDCCLXIV against His Majesty's enemies

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1772. Large quarto. (11 1/2 x 9 inches). 1p. errata at back. 18 folding engraved maps. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with raised bands in seven compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat overall decoration in gilt, housed in a full black morocco box (expert restoration along the joints). A beautiful, crisp copy of 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. This copy in a lovely contemporary binding and complete with all maps and the elusive errata leaf. Virtually all of Mante's account relates to the war in North America, with detailed narratives of Braddock's campaign and the other frontier and Canadian campaigns of the conflict. The work is particularly desirable for its contemporary descriptions of Pontiac'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'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; Field 1003; Howes M267 "c"; Sabin 44396; Streeter Sale 1031.

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        Sieben Gebeter einer Schwangen Frauen um glückliche Entbindung

      Parma, 1772. 16mo. xxvi, 83 pp. One of fifty copies. An eighteenth century book of prayers for pregnant women, in German and French. A beautifully printed volume, published by order of the Infanta of Parma. Printed on Dutch laid paper, featuring Bodoni's characteristically delicate typography and decorative devices, including a full typographic border. In the original pale orange boards, with a morocco label to the spine, lettered in gilt. A small split and chip to the upper hinge at the foot of the spine, slight bumping to corners, very small tears to outer margins of a few pages not affecting text, occasional minor foxing. A near fine copy.

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        La conjuración de Catilina y La guerra de Jugurta por Cayo Salustio Crispo.

      - IMPRESOR: Madrid : Joachin Ibarra, 1772. Pie de imprenta consta en colofón.DESCRIPCIÓN: [9] h., 395, [1] p., [9] h. de lám. grab., [1] mapa : ilustraciones; Folio (330 mm). Sign.: []2, *-**4, A-Z4, AA-ZZ4, AAA-CCC4, DDD2. Texto español-latín. Texto latino a dos columnas. Texto castellano en letra cursiva, texto latino en redonda. Título de anteportada: Cayo Salustio Crispo en español. Portada calcográfica con orla dibujada y grabada por E. Monfort. Estampas calcográficas dibujadas por Mariano Salvador Maella, Joaquín Fabregat y Juan Antonio Salvador Carmona, y grabadas por Manuel Monfort, Manuel Salvador Carmona, Joaquín Ballester, Joaquin Fabregat y Francisco Asensio. El mapa está dibujado y grabado por Juan de la Cruz. Las medallas, dibujadas por Isidro Carnicero y Juan Antonio Salvador Carmona, y grabadas por Jerónimo Antonio Gil, Juan Antonio Salvador Carmona, Francisco Montaner, Joaquín Fabregat y Manuel Monfort. Cabeceras y viñetas dibujadas por Maella, Selma y Fabregat, y grabadas por Fabregat, Ballester y Carmona. Iniciales grabadas.ENCUADERNACIÓN: Encuadernación plena piel de época, lomo con nervios y dorados, título con tejuelo para título. Cortes dorados, Guardas decoradas al agua.COMENTARIOS: [texto latino y traducción castellana atribuida al Infante D. Gabriel y revisada por Pérez Bayer].NOTAS: La edición del Cayo Salustio Crispo se considera, junto con el Quijote de 1780, la obra más importante de Ibarra y por tanto la ediciones más prestigiosa jamás realiazadas en España.REFERENCIAS: PALAU, 288134.CONSERVACIÓN: Texto limpio, todos los márgenes. Restauraciones en la encuadernación, realizadas por expertos. PSS Año: 1772

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        Scientia Terrarum et Coelorum: or, the Heavens and Earth Astronomically and Geographically Delineated and Display'd. Containing the Most Curious & Useful Particulars in the Solar, Starry, & Mundane Systems, Faithfully Enumerated

      Prima edizione dell?affasciante raffigurazione del mondo in due emisferi di Samuel Dunn. Planisfero murale ricco di particolari e abbondante testo descrittivo. La composizione è arricchita da numerosi diagrammi. Partendo dal primo in alto a destra The Solar System, The Northern Hemisphere, The Southern Hemisphere, Astronomical Latitude & Longitude Analemna, The Analemna, The Vicissitude of Seasons, Selenography or Map of the Moon, A Chart of the World Mercator Projection, An Universal Scale. Carta leggermente brunita mm 1040x1220

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        Noticias Americanas, entretenimientos phisicos-historicos, sobre la America Meridional, y la Septentrional Oriental.

      Francisco Manuel de Mena, Madrid 1772 - 1 h. bl., 12 h. inc. portada, 407 p., y 1 h. blanca. Magnífica encuadernación en tafilete rojo de época, con las armas del rey Carlos III al centro de ambos planos, decoración de encaje en laterales y esquinas, florones, lomo con nervios y hierros drados, tejuelo verde. Primera edición de las Noticias Americanas de Ulloa; la obra contiene información fundamental sobre la historia, el suelo, clima, producción, minas y costumbres locales de vestimenta, religión y lenguaje. Ulloa (1716 - 1795) fue uno de los más insignes marinos españoles del siglo XVIII, participa en la expedición de Jorge Juan entre 1735 - 1745. Magnífico ejemplar, limpio, fresco y de inmejorable procedencia. Sabin, 97687. Palau, 343417

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        Elettricismo artificiale... Di Giambattista Beccaria delle scuole Pie all'Altezza Reale Del Signor Duca di Chablais.

      Stamperia Reale 1772 In 4°(285x215); pagg. VIII, 439,(1); 11 tavole f.t. ripiegate, incise in rame alla fine, di esperimenti scientifici. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva con dorso a scomparti e fregi floreali dorati, titolo su tassello in oro. Bell'esemplare in barbe a pieni margini che presenta lievi sporadiche fioriture, timbretto di appartenenza al frontespizio e a pag. III. I piatti e le sguardie sono moderne. Prima edizione di questo importantissimo trattato sull'elettricità. Una delle più importanti opere scritte dal Beccaria e sull'elettricismo in assoluto, dove viene ampliata e approfondita la teoria di Franklin sull'elettricità nei fluidi, con la descrizione di molti esperimenti e rappresentazione nelle belle tavole. D.S.B. I, pp. 546-48. Rossetti-Cantoni, p.15. Vassalli-Eandi, n. 27. Wheeler Gift Cat., n. 435 bis e 457. Ronalds pag. 41

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        A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope Towards the Anarctic Polar Circle and Round the World but Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, From the Year 1772, to 1776

      Andrew Sparrman was a Swedish physician and naturalist.  He arrived in South Africa on 10 January 1772.  He joined Captain Cook on the Resolution on 22 November 1772.  Returning in 1775, he undertook further exploration that lasted until April 1776, taking him as far as Kaffraria - what is today the southeast part of Eastern Cape of South Africa.  Sparrman's account of Cook's voyage, as well as his exploration in Africa, are described in this book. Included is a brief glossary of Hottentot language and full page plates of indigenous animals, as well as the original errata and instructions to the bookbinder. Two volumes, in a recent fine half leather binding over marbled paper boards with leather corners, raised and gilt spine bands, gilt rules, and red spine labels.  The binding is nearly as-new.  The contents are exceptionally clean and well-preserved, with only trivial scattered hints of spotting.  The pages are bright and clean, with immaculate illustrated plates, including the striking Volume I frontispiece plate "Prospect of the Country at the Cape of Good Hope".  The large folding map at the end of Volume I is also clean and intact with no tears.  Sparrman's work was one of the earliest on Southern Africa and the Southern Oceans.

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        Le Vite? volgarizzate da Girolamo Pompei?

      Nella Stamperia Moroni 1772-73 Cinque volumi in-quarto (cm. 30), pp. (28) 511 (1); (4) 455 (1); (4) 495 (1); (4) 512; 427 (1). Belle vignette incise in rame ai frontespizi di ciascun volume. Legatura strettamente coeva in. cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli su tasselli ai dorsi. Esemplare fresco, genuino e ben conservato, particolarmente marginoso (in barbe). Si tratta della prima edizione di questo volgarizzamento. Cfr. Gamba (2405): "...traduzione lodatissima, che ha fatto porre in totale dimenticanza le antiche del Iaconello, del Domenichi, del Sansovino. V'è aggiunta la versione della Vita di Plutarco scritta dal Dacier, mal a proposito attribuita al Pompei...".

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        Carte De La Californie Suivant 1. La Carte manuscrite de l'Americque de Mathieu Neron Pecci olen dressee a Florence en 1604, 2. Sanson 1656 . . .

      Importante mappa per la cartografia della California, raffiguarante l'evoluzione della zona tra il 1604 ed il 1767. Pubblicata nel supplemento della celebre enciclopedia di Diderot e d'Alambert. Incisione in rame, in buono stato di conservazione. Historically important depiction of the 5 most influential cartographic depictions of California, showing the evolution of how California was mapped between 1604 and 1767. The earliset map is (upper right corner) is based upon a manuscript map by Mathieu Neron Pecci, drawn in Florence in 1604. This map also forms the basis of a map popularized in 1770 by Rigobert Bonne. The second map is Nicholas Sanson's map of California as an Island, based upon his larger map of 1656. This map was probably the single most influential projection of California as an Island. The third map map (lower right) is a portion of Guillaume De L'Isles map of America, published in 1700. While not truly peninsular in nature, it was influential in the shift back toward depicting California as a Peninsula. The fourth map (upper center) is a portion of Fra. Eusebio Kino's map, generally credited with being the map which dispelled the California as and Island myth. Issued in 1705, the map is based upon Father Kino's overland expedition from the mainland to the top of the Gulf of Cortez. The fifth map is one of the most interesting and enduring maps of California and the Baja (left side). Initially issued by the Society of Jesuits in 1767, its was popularized by Isaak Tirion and was perhaps the most interesting of all maps of Baja California in the 2nd half of the 18th Century. This map was 1 of 10 maps to appear in the Supplement to Diderot's monumental encyclopedia, one of the most influential and widely distirbuted works of the second half of the 18th Century. Diderot's goal was to examine and display the popular geographical conceptions of several different parts of the world where the knowledge of the region's geogaphy was still largely unknown and evolving. Other maps treat the Northwest Passage, Northeast Passage and the NW Coast of America, among other topics. Parigi Paris 390 290

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        L'Agriculture. Poeme, 2 parti in 1 vol.

      Imprimerie Royale 1772/74 elegante edizione originale, in 4° pp. 14 nn., lvj, 278, 2 b.; 2, xvj, 128; leg. coeva p/pelle marmorizzata, tit. in oro su tass. al ds. con 5 nervi e fregi in oro alle finestre, fregi in oro all'unghia e sguardie marmor., tagli spruz., nastro segnalibro. Poema didattico sull'agricoltura e l'allevamento che cerca di trasmettere, in rima, nozioni utili alla vita in campagna. Le tecniche e gli stili dei numerosi artisti che hanno partecipato all'illustrazione di quest'opera, ne fanno quasi un'antologia dell'illustrazione francese del ?700, pur risultando armonizzati tra loro. I 2 front. hanno vignette di Marillier e citazioni da Virgilio; le 8 bellissime inc. f.t. a p/pag. e le 7 grandi testatine sono di De Ghendt, le Gouaz, Ponce, Le Veau, Lingee su disegni di St. Quantin e di Loutherbourg; vi sono inoltre fregi e finalini. L'opera è composta da: Au Roi (dedica), Discours sur la poesie géorgique, un saggio sulla poesia bucolica nella letteratura francese con osservazioni su Virgilio ed Esiodo; L'Agriculture poème (in 6 canti), nella 1^ parte; da una Préface, con riferimanti ad una lettera di Voltaire a Rosset; nella 2^ parte: L'Agriculture poème (in 3 canti), Observations, con interessanti osservazioni di biologia, astronomia, botanica, tecniche agricole etc. Carta forte con ampi margini, rare e lievi fior., leg. appena un po' allentata e lievi danni alle cuffie ma buon esemplare; ediz. anteriore a quella citata dal Graesse VI, p. 168; Brunet IV, 1404. Raro. 595/23

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        Cours d'hippiatrique, ou traité complet de la médicine des chevaux

      , Paris, Edme, 1772 1772 gr. in-folio, reliure nouveau. 7 Gravures entre texte , - Frontispice, -Portrait de l'auteur 54 Gravures hors texte + extra 54 Gravures hors texte coulor. (2 planches manquer. Frontispice gravé par Prévost d' apres Sollier, portrait de l' auteur gravé par Michel d'apres Harguiniez, charmante vignette de titre par Prévost 7 grandes vignettes en tète gravées par Michel, Mesnil, Levilian, Massard, Lucas et Delnaunay d'apres Le Carpentier, et 11 planches ( 7 gravure entre texte, 54 Planches noir dépliantes hors texte, 54 planches coulor dépliantes hors texte et 23 vignettes, gravées d' apres Harguiniez ou Lafosse ; variéty de sujets ; extérieur et anatomie du cheval, furrure, instruments et mobilier de la forge, maladies et tares du cheval, etc. Magnifique ouvrage avec doublure planches! *Nissen 1(2360) Lafosse ouvrit un cours d'hippiatrique dans un amphithéatre qu'il avait fait construire à ses frais et où se rendaient les maréchaux et des amateurs. Il cessa cet enseignement en 1770 pour se livrer complètement à l'achèvement de son grand ouvrage. En 1772, il fit paraître son "Cours d'hippiatrique ou Traité complet de la médecine des chevaux", ce qui lui valu une solide réputation en Europe.

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        RICORDO D'AGRICOLTURA di? corretto, illustrato, aumentato con note, aggiunte e tavole dal Padre Maestro Gian Francesco Scottoni Min. Conventuale.

      Bassaglia 1772 in-4 antico, pp. (14), 298, belliss. leg. p. perg. coeva con tit. mss al d. Tagli color. Antip. allegorico inc. in rame. Con 2 tavv. inc. in rame ripiegate al fine raff. l'età media della luna con i novilunii, plenilunii, e una terza tav. con i pesi veneti. Il Tarello fu importante agronomo italiano, originario del bresciano dove aveva un fondo in località Marcina di Gavardo, dove morì nel 1573. Re IV, p. 96: Ottima edizione sulla prima del 1567, la più utile per le aggiunte fattevi dallo Scottoni...E' riuscita vana ogni mia opera per procacciarmi notizie intorno alla vita e alle vicende di un uomo che io considero il vero riformatore dell'agricoltura italiana". Lastri p. 123: "E' uno dei buoni libri che abbia l'arte, e le osservazioni del P. Scottoni riguardano la fisica, l'astronomia e la economia...". [079]

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        Costituzioni di Sua Maestà per l'Università di Torino - Constitutions de Sa Majesté pour l'Université de Turin.

      in Torino, nella Stamperia Reale, 1772. 1772 2 parti con autonomo occhietto e autonoma numerazione in un vol. in-4° (290x215mm), pp. (8), 142; (4), 239; legatura moderna, imitante le legature antiche, in p. pelle marrone con titolo e fregi in oro su dorso a nervi. Vignetta calcografica al titolo con stemma sabaudo coronato. Testo bicolonne, italiano e francese. Bell'esemplare marginoso e in barbe. Nuova redazione delle "Costituzioni" gia' promulgate da Vittorio Amedeo II nel 1729, rivedute e aggiornate sotto Carlo Emanuele III, e qui corredate dei "Regolamenti" compilati da Goffrego Franzini, "regio professore d'eloquenza".

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        Essai de Cristallographie ou description des figures géométriques, propres à differens Corps du Regne Minéral, connus vulgairement sous le nom de Cristaux.

      Paris, Didot, Knapen & Delaguette, 1772. Royal-8vo. pp. xxxii, 427, (3), with 2 large folding tables and 10 engraved plates. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label. First edition. A fine copy of this great classic by one of the founders of modern crystallography. "In 1772 he published his first important technical work, a one volume essay on crystallography in which he identified 110 crystal forms. This was a major expansion upon the work of Linnaeus... The 'Essai' made Romé de l'Isle a prominent name among Parisian scientists of his day". (Wilson, The History of Mineral Collecting p. 52). Pages xvii-xxviii contain an annotated bibliography by the author of the principal works on crystals. Hoover 2681; Ward & Carozzi 1906.

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      , Paris, Desaint, 1772. 1772 Relié, plein - maroquin brun, dos orné de fil. fleuronné doré et de pièce de titre doré, dos à nerfs (5) plats doré, plats de papier marbré, tranches rouge, frontispice gravé, (VIII) 760pp + (VIII) 756pp, illustré n/b. Illustré de 38 planches dont 2 dépliantes gravées hors - texte à l' eau - forte et ca. 35 gravures sur bois in - texte. La manière de les entretenir et les multiplier. 10ième édition augmenté considérablement & mise en meilleur ordre avec la vertu des simples, l' apothicairerie les décisions du droit françois sur les matières rurales et enriche de figures en taille - douche par M***.

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        Rare manuscrit de dépenses et recettes domestiques des années 1772-1775 [ Livre de Comptes 1772 - 1775 Table : Loyer d'âpartement et pension ; Gages ; Voyages ; Bois, Bougies et Chandelles, &c ; Depense de Nouriture et d'âpartement ; Achat de toilles, Bazins, Mousselines et facons ; Blanchissage de Linge Gros et fin et de Dentelle ; Souliers, Bottes, Chaussons, gans, bas, mittons, caleçons, etc. ; Corps et ouvrage de Baleines ; Achat, façons et garnitures de Robes ; Mantelest, Coeffes et Coeffures, fichus, toutes choses de Blonde et de gase, ruban, evantails, perles et fausses fleurs ; Poudre, Pomade, Pattes, eaux de senteur, peignes et epeingles, carcasses, lassets, eguilettes et cordons de fil ; Menües Depences ; Achat de Bijoux et Racomodage et ouvrages ; Presens en argent, où effets ; Maistres et achats relatifs à l'étude ; Extraordinaire ; Jeu ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque pleine basane, dos lisse orné en long, triple filet doré sur plats, chasses ornées, toutes tranches dorées, 1771-1775, 196-23 pp. (dont 76 pp. ont été complétées par l'auteur, reliure frottée avec petit manques en coins, manques en mors et coiffes). La table des matières annonce " 1 : Loyer d'âpartement et pension page 1 ; 2 : Gages p. 5 ; 3 : Voyages p. 7 ; 4 : Bois, Bougies et Chandelles, &c p. 13. ; 5 : Depense de Nouriture et d'âpartement p. 19 ; 6 : Achat de toilles, Bazins, Mousselines et facons p. 25 ; 7 : Blanchissage de Linge Gros et fin et de Dentelle p. 37 ; 8 : Souliers, Bottes, Chaussons, gans, bas, mittons, caleçons, etc. p. 47 ; 9 : Corps et ouvrage de Baleines p. 67 ; 10 : Achat, façons et garnitures de Robes p. 69 ; 11 : Mantelest, Coeffes et Coeffures, fichus, toutes choses de Blonde et de gase, ruban, evantails, perles et fausses fleurs p. 109 ; 12 : Poudre, Pomade, Pattes, eaux de senteur, peignes et epeingles, carcasses, lassets, eguilettes et cordons de fil p. 149 ; 13 Menües Depences p. 163 ; 14 : Achat de Bijoux et Racomodage et ouvrages p. 169 ; 15 : Presens en argent, où effets ; 16 : Maistres et achats relatifs à l'étude p. 183 ; Extraordinaire p. 191 ; 18 : Jeu p. 195" Ce rare livre de comptes domestiques manuscrit propose, reliés tête-bêche, les Dépenses et les Recettes d'un rédacteur anonyme, manifestement une femme, vivant avec sa bonne, et apparemment établie entre Paris et Everly [ Seine-et-Marne ] ; son niveau social paraît relativement élevé et ses revenus sont assez conséquents : sur l'année 1772, le montant total de ses dépenses fut de 6365 livres, 8 sols et 9 deniers ( et s'élève à 11174 livres en 1775), pour des recettes globales d'un montant de 6614 livres (11374 livres en 1775), ce qui est d'un bon niveau, sachant que le loyer d'un appartement lui coûte 45 livres par mois, que 3 paires de souliers sont comptabilisées pour 14 livres ou que le salaire annuel moyen d'un ouvrier est alors de 250 livres. Si l'on trouve plus aisément d'anciens livres de comptes professionnels, de tels livres de comptes domestiques, très riches d'enseignement sur la vie quotidienne sous l'ancien régime sont aujourd'hui beaucoup plus rares et recherchés. La rédactrice de ce livre de compte évoque en octobre 1772 un voyage de Maneville à Paris, puis un voyage en Angleterre (pour un montant de 365 livres), le 5 juin 1773 un déplacement de Paris à Everly, en octobre un passage à l'hôtel d'Harcourt et, ainsi qu'en 1774 et 1775 le paiement de porteurs à Versailles, en 1775 un transport de chaise à porteur (sic !) de Versailles à Rheims pour un montant de 58 livres, divers voyages de Langlois à Everly, le coût d'un emballage de robes pour Reims (28 livres) etc. etc.. On apprend également que l'auteur du manuscrit s'est rendu à Bailleuil, Theuville et Villenoxe [ Villenauxe ]. Les frais de bois s'élèvent à 222 livres pour l'année 1771 (dont 2 livres et 8 sols pour les deux cierges de la Chandeleur). Pour les dépenses de bouche, on relève notamment l'achat d'huîtres, de "glaces en gouté", de pain de sucre et de thé, de "glaces en brioche pour gouté". Les achats de toiles et mousselines concernent des fichus, corsets, "toille de laval", toile pour festons de deux "falbanats", ou pour feston de 12 chemises d'hommes, de "polonnaise de basin", "pour festons en monture de 13 tours de gorge" etc. etc. Le blanchissage évoque le racommodage de "mon habit de paysane" (plus loin "de mon habit de troubadour") comme celui de "bas de soie", de "Polonaise de croisé" ou d'une "coeffure de maline brodée", etc.. Les achats de souliers et gants concernent des "bas de Soye blanc de Nîme", 14 paires de souliers, de dessus de soulier brodés, 24 paires de "chosons", de "gans pour monter à cheval" etc. etc.. Pour les corps et ouvrages de Baleines, on note un "corps à monter à cheval" pour 18 livres ou le racommodage d'un habit de Cochoise. Le chapitre des Robes est très fourni, avec des achats de tissus plus ou moins importants (jusqu'à 30 aunes pour un montant de 123 livres), la mention d'un achat "payé à Mme Le Vieux couturière rue du Bac vis-à-vis l'Hôtel des Mousquetaires la façon d'un désabillé de taftas noir", du "taftas noir gris blanc chiné et pistache", de toile "pour façon d'un déshabillér de satin bleu, d'une robe de dauphine rose, d'une robe de musulmane à panier, d'une robe de pou de soie...", d'une "robe de perse verte", de robes en "taftas d'Angleterre", en "taftas d'Italie" ; on trouve aussi l'achat de nombreux bonnets, chapeaux, fichus, "coeffure de blonde", plumes, "paire de manchette de blonde de chenille" ; le chapitre des Dépenses Extraordinaires évoque notamment, "la nourriture de 20 jours de mon cheval à l'école militaire", 24 livres "pour avoir fait copier et relier l'instruction des Ursulines", on note même l'achat "du présent registre" pour 6 livres, l'achat des Sermons de Massillon, ou de "La Religion méditée en 6 vollumes" etc. etc. ; au titre des dépenses d'Education, elle évoque un Maître d'Ecriture pour 2 mois", un maître de Clavecin pour 2 mois, un maître de musique pour 2 mois, un "maître de danse anglois", un "maître de Harpe", "M. de La Roche maître de Dessein", "M. Baltasar Maître de danse", "M. de Baumont Maître d'Histoire", "M. Grécour, Maître de danse", un "maître de viole turque", un maître de mathématiques et de "phisique" ; Les dépenses de mercerie et de pommades sont conséquentes. En 1775, les pertes au jeu "déduction faite du gain" s'élève à 572 livres. Tous ces détails sont naturellement très loin d'être exhaustifs, et l'on trouvera dans ce document un foule remarquable de détails pittoresques et passionnants qui permettent de rendre remarquablement, à qui peut lire entre les lignes, toute l'atmosphère particulière à un certain milieu à la fin du règne du règne de Louis XV et en début de règne de Louis XVI. Français

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        Plan kommercheskago vospitatelnago uchishcha. [Russian, i.e.: A Plan for a Commercial School].

      [Moscow, 1772]. Folio. Uncut and unbound, as issued. Stitched and with a neat rice paper backstrip. A bit of scattered brownspotting. A very nice copy. (2), 16 + final blank. Housed in a custom-made cardboards folder with green paper over boards.. Very rare first printing of the first official plan for what seems to be the world's first business school, being the official plan for the establishment of Russia's first commercial school, predating what is otherwise known as the world's first business school (Paris, 1819) by 47 years. The plan for the school was thought out by the Russian school reformer Ivan Betskoy (1704-1795), Catherine II's advisor on education and President of the Imperial Academy of Arts for thirty years (1764-94). He is famous world-wide as the founder of Russia's first unified system of public education and as the institutionalizer of the Enlightenment in Russia. Having in 1747 settled in Paris, Betskoy spent 15 years in commerce with the Encyclopédistes and Rousseau, by whom he was greatly inspired. Taking on the educational theories of Montaigne and Locke as well, Betskoy returned to Russia in 1762 (when Peter the III summoned him back and put him in charge of imperial palaces and gardens). Upon his arrival in St. Petersburg, he renewed his acquaintance with the sovereign's wife Catherine (the Great), with whose mother, Johanna Elisabeth, he had been on so friendly terms before his departure to Paris that it had given rise to rumours that Catherine was his biological daughter. Betskoy helped Catherine depose Peter in that same year, making her Empress Catherine II.It has still not been determined exactly what position Betskoy held at Catherine's court, but his influence was enormous and he went on to become a pillar of the Russian establishment. He is generally considered the unofficial education minister to the Empress, and he was one of the few people who had unlimited access to the Tsarina on daily basis for most of her reign. Only toward the end of the 1780'ies, when Catherine became increasingly less tolerant towards the ideas of the Enlightenment, did Betskoy's influence begin to wane. During his many years at court, he completely reformed the educational programme of Russia, establishing Russia's first unified system of public education. On the basis of educational thinkers such as Locke, Rousseau, and Montaigne, he proposed the establishments of several forms of schools, which the Empress endorsed. One of these schools was a business school - as far as we have been able to investigate, the first of its kind in the world. It is this business school that is presented in the present publication for the first time. With this, the world's first business school, the great educational reformer Betskoy had in mind the creation of a "middle class", a vision expressed in his famous statement "we have only two classes of society, either peasants or noblemen". The school was to include mainly the sons of merchants and expressed his efforts to get the sons of Russian merchants a formal education in commercial skills. The commercial school designed by Betskoy was constructed with financing from the philanthropist Prokofii Demidov. All details of the business school are presented in the present plan, including a spreadsheet of initial costings at the end. It was to initially take 100 boys between the ages of 6 and 21. The younger boys were to be instructed in the basics (reading, writing, arithmetic, foreign languages, history, geography), whereas the older boys would study economics and commerce, including practical skills (such as Italian double-entry bookkeeping - see p. 10). The school, which was to be situated near Moscow's foundling hospital, began receiving its first pupils in 1773 and remained in Moscow until 1799, when it was transferred to St. Petersburg

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        Indlæg, Klager og Forsvars Skrifter Til den i Kiøbenhavn Holdte Comission Over Dronning Carolina Mathilda og Græverne Btand og Struensee Samt Gr. Brands Brev til Comissionen; item Klage-Puncter over Falkenskiold.

      Orig. manuskript. Skrevet med letlæselig dansk sekretærhåndskrift (fraktur) på skrivepapir. Smukt kalligaferede overskrifter. Uden sted og år (København c. 1772). 4to. 152 sider, heraf 147 tætskrevne. Indbundet i et elegant senere halvlæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Exlibris. Velbevaret.. Samtidigt kompendium af afskrifter fra de hemmeligholdte sagsakter fra Inkvisitionskommissionen mod Struensee. Store dele af processen, især alt hvad der vedrørte forholdet til dronning Caroline Mathilde, blev holdt for hermetisk lukkede døre og blev først kendt i detaljer efter enevældens fald. Både den københavnske pøbel og mere ophøjede kredse var dog velunderrettet, for sidstnævntes vedkommende af den strøm af håndskrevne piratversioner af væsentlige sagsakter, som cirkulerede diskret. ** Nærværende manuskript omfatter: 1. General Fiscal Wivets Indlæg mod Græv Struensee. 2. Procurator Uldahls Forsvar Skrift for Græv Struensee. 3. General Fiscalens Anklage imod Græv Brand. 4. Cammer Advocat Bangs Forsvarstale for Gr. Brand. 5. Cammer Advocat Bangs Indlæg paa Kongens Vegne. 6. Hoff Rets Procurator Uldahls Forsvars Indlæg for Dronning Carolina Mathilda. 7. Græv Brands Brev til Commissionen. 8. Anklage Puncter imod Cammer Herre Falckenskiold

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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 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. OB 318. Very good copy bound in modern half leather. Italian literature History Political Science

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        An Essay on the Present high Price of Provisions. Wherein is shewn, and fully explained, the particular causes that enhance the price of each species of them. Particularly Corn, Butcher's Meat, Cheese and Butter; Distinguishing The natural and unavoidable Causes, from those that are artificial and remediable, with Proper and suitable Remedies for preventing the same.

      London: Printed for T. Davies, 1772.. First edition, [4], 68pp., with half-title, later half cloth over marbled boards."Natural and artificial scarcity responsible. The latter should be remedied." (Williams). Scarce: ESTC locates six copies (L, E, Lrag; NNC, PU, CtY); Not in Goldsmiths'-Kress; Higgs 5507; Williams I, 239.

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        Jardín de María, Plantado en el Principiado de Cataluña. Enriquecido con muchas imagenes de esta Celestial Señora; que como Plantas Divinas descubriò en él milagrosamente el Cielo, y adornado con tanta muchedumbre de Templos, y Capillas dedicadas á su Santissimo Nombre, que son entre todas mil treinta y tres. Añadese un tratado en que se da noticia de algunas iglesias principales que hay en la Christiandad, y particularmente fuera del Principado de Cataluña, dedicadas à esta Señora

      Gerona: Por Joseph Bró, Impressor, (1772). Reimpression. Full vellum. Boards soiled and slightly warped, a few leaves darkened, pencil notations on free rear end-paper; overall very good-. Sm. 8vo. Illus. with one full page wood engraving and two small vignettes. An important and remarkable work on shrines to the Virgin Mary in Catalonia, containing valuable first hand descriptions and transcribed data. "Obra notable por contener datos de primera mano el auto visito todos los santuarios de Cataluna dedicados a la Santisma Virgen, y recogio interesantes noticias historicas y descriptivas," Palau, III, p. 77. Also contains the 24 page appendix on shrines outside of Catalonia. Scarce. OCLC locates only six copies of this printing, two of the 1766 edition, and one of the 1657 first. Palau 41079.

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        Medicinisch-chymisch und alchemistisches Oraculum darinnen man alle Zeichen und Abkürzungen welche so wohl in den Recepten und Büchern der Aerzte und Apothecker als auch in den Schriften der Chemisten und Alchemisten vorkommen findet, sondern deme auch ein sehr rares Chymisches Manuscript eines gewissen Reichs *** beygefüget.. Enth. außerdem: Geheimniss aller Geheimnisse oder Clavis sapientiae omnium philosophorum et adeptorum in einem guldenen Kleinod und Compendio veritatis philosophico aus einem uralten Manuscript von Anno 1300 mitgetheilet und ans Licht gestellet..

      8°, 3 Bl., 1-38 S., 1 Bl., zahlreiche Symbolabbildungen; 2 Holzschnitt-Abb., 38-71 S., 1 Bl., , Kart. d. Zeit m. Rückenschild, Etwas stockfleckig, letztes Bl. m kleinem Abriss (kein Textverlust), einige wenigen Bleistift-Anstreichungen 2. Auflage. Die erste Ausgabe erschien 1755, die dritte 1783. Ferguson II, 84 (kennt nur die Ausgabe von 1755).

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        L´empire turc considéré dans son établissement et dans ses acroissemens successifs.

      Paris, L´impremerie royale, 1772. IV + 138 p. Contemporary full calf with red edges. 17,5 X 10 cm. Interior very clean

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        (VOLTAIRE, FRANCOIS-MARIE DE:) Melanges.

      Tomes I-XXI. Londres 1772-81. (Collection complette des oeuvres de Me. de Voltaire). 8vo. ca. 8400 s. Samt. brune helskinnbd. med fem opphøyde bind, kant- og ryggdekor og bindnummerering i gull, samt tittelfelt i burgunder skinn (tittelfeltet har løsnet og mangler på flere bd.) Noen bind litt slitt. Materien hovedsaklig i pen stand.. Tomes I-II: Melanges de poesies et de pieces fugitives. / Tomes III-IV: Melanges contenant des romans, ou contes philosophiques. / Tome V: Melanges de philosophie. / Tomes VI-X: Melanges de philosophie, de morale, et de politique. / Tomes XI-XIII: Melanges de litterature. / Tomes XIV-XV: Suite des Melanges de litterature. / Tomes XVI-XXI: Melanges philiosophiques, Litteraires, historiques, &c

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