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        The Works of Plato Abridg'd: with an Account of His Life, Philosophy, Morals, and Politicks. Together with a Translation of his choicest Dialogues.

      Riverton Strahan (and seven others), London 1772 - Volume 1: TP + [i]-[ii] = Table of Contents + 1-336; Volume 2: TP + [3]-334; large 12mo.An early, two-volume attempt to bring Plato to the English speaking world in their native tongue. A complete translation of all of Plato's dialogues into English would not be published until 29 years after this was book was printed. The translations here were made "from the French, by several hands" with notes provided by M. Dacier. Contemporary, full calf boards, sympathetically rebacked full leather with gilt lettering on the spine. The boards are a bit worn but well defined. Small bookplate for former owner (I. Drewitt) to inside cover of both volumes. The front flyleaf of volume two with ten lines of blue ink indexing for the book. Text clean and crisp. A pretty copy of this early translation of Plato into English. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Die türkische Bibel, oder des Korans allererste teutsche Uebersetzung aus der Arabischen Urschrift

      FfM., Johann Gottlieb Garbe 1772.. 8°. 876 S. Mit Titelportr. [Mahumed der Falsche Prophet]. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Kl. Fehlstelle am Tit. restaur.. Ebert 11526; Graesse IV, 44; Enay 152 - "Cette version fidèle" (Graesse). - David Friedrich Megerlin (1699-1778), deutscher Koranübersetzer, Hebraist und evangelischer Theologe. Es handelt sich um die erste deutsche Übersetzung aus dem Arabischen mit allen 114 Suren, außerdem zwei Registern. Megerlin betrachtete den Koran als Abart und Verfälschung der Bibel, daher die Bezeichnung 'türkische Bibel'.

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        Cours d'Hippiatrique, ou Traité Complet de la Médecin des Chevaux,

      Paris: sold by Edme, and the author,, 1772. Orné de Soixante & cinq planches gravées avec soin. Folio (503 × 335 mm), in three parts. Contemporary calf, skilfully rebacked to style with gilt spine retaining old morocco label, marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Engraved frontispiece and engraved frontispiece portrait, with 56 hand-coloured plates, engraved title vignette and headpieces. Skilful leather restoration to board edges, some waterstaining at upper and lower inner corners at end (from 5B to end), still a very good copy. First edition of this celebrated work of animal anatomy. Lafosse had considerable anatomical skill, coupled with a profound knowledge of horses and equitation, and his work ranks with Stubbs in the artistic realization of equine anatomy. The plates are rendered with great skill by B. Michel Adam [femme Fessard], F. A. Aveline, C. Baquoy, Benard, Ch. Beulier, L. Bosse, Prevost and others after Harguinier, Lafosse and Saullier.

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        Oeuvres de J. J. Rousseau de Genve. Nouvelle dition

      Amsterdam, Chez Marc-Michel Rey, M.DCC.LXXII [1772]. Eleven volumes; 19.5 cm. Copied from the 1769 edition. This ediition of the collected works of Rousseau, published during his lifetime, indicates the enthusiastic reception of his ideas in Europe. Theophile Dufour, 382; Senelier 1749. Bound in full contemporary leather with new labels. Stock#OB307.

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

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

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        Phédon, ou Entretiens sur la spiritualité et l'immortalité de l'ame.

      Chez Saillant et Lepelley 1772 - - Chez Saillant et Lepelley, Paris et Bayeux _1772, in-8 (12x20cm), (2) xxiv ; 342 (2), relié. - Edition originale de la traduction française par Junker, ornée d'un beau frontispice de Monet gravé par Menil. Plein veau blond marbré de l'époque. Dos lisse orné d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, ainsi que de caissons et fleurons dorés. Filet doré sur les coupes. Toutes tranches marbrées. Coiffe de tête élimée, un coin émoussé et quelques épidermures. Principal ouvrage philosophique de Mendelssohn, dans lequel il suit "la même forme & le même ordre que celui de Platon (où ce dernier met en scène les derniers moments de la vie de Socrate) ; mais [il a] tâché d'accommoder ses preuves métaphysiques au goût de [son] siècle " (Préface) en mettant dans la bouche de Socrate les arguments de Leibniz et de Descartes. L'adaptation de Mendelssohn est surtout connue pour avoir fait l'objet d'une critique de la part de Kant dans la seconde édition de sa Critique de la raison pure. Le livre fit l'objet de nombreuses éditions en Allemagne et eut un succès populaire, contribuant à l'émancipation de la pensée juive. (2) xxiv ; 342 (2) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 690 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marci Tullii Ciceronis Opera, cum delectu commentariorum. In usum Serenissimi Delphini

      Venezia, apud Antonium Graziosi, 1772. Nueve volúmenes en 4to. mayor; XVI-499 pp. + XVI-516 pp. (numerosos errores en la numeración de las páginas) + portada, 516 pp. + portada, 531 pp. + portada, 488 pp. + portada, 509 pp. + portada, 596 pp., 2 hs. + portada, 560 pp. + portada, 371 pp. (erroneamente numerada la última como 171) más 240 pp. de índices. Con una lámina retrato de Ciceron en el primer volúmen. Encuadernación uniforme en pergamino, de la época.

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        Voyages de Richard Pockocke, membre de la Société Royale, & de celle des Antiquités de Londres, &c. en Orient, dans l'Egypte, l'Arabie, la Palestine, la Syrie, la Grèce, la Thrace, &c. &c. &c

      Paris: J P Costard, 1772 6 volumes: viii+485 pages; 500 pages; 501 pages; 479 pages; viii+456 pages; 466 pages. Duodecimo (7 1/4" 4 1/2") issued in original vellum with labels to spine. 1st French edition translated from the second English edition. Richard Pococke was an English prelate and anthropologist. Spelling in the French [Peckocke]. He was Protestant Bishop of Ossory (1756-65) and Meath (1765), both dioceses of the Church of Ireland. However, he is best known for his travel writings and diaries. Pococke was born in Southampton and educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, receiving a Bachelor of Law degree. His father was Rev. Richard Pococke and his mother was Elizabeth Milles, the daughter of Rev. Isaac Milles. His parents were married on 26 April 1698. Pococke's uncle, Thomas Milles, was a Professor of Greek. He was also distantly related to Edward Pococke, the English Orientalist and biblical scholar. His family connections meant he advanced rapidly in the church, becoming vicar-general of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore. He seems to have spent far more time traveling than attending to his duties as a churchman and spent 1733-36 undertaking a series of tours in Europe. From 1737-42 he visited the Near East,[3] visiting Egypt, Jerusalem, Palestine and Greece. These travels were later published in his 'Description of the East' of 1743 and 1745, works which were praised by Edmund Gibbon. During the years 1747-60, Pococke made a number of tours around various parts of Ireland. The longest of these tours occurred in 1752, when he traveled to just over half of Ireland's counties. He kept a record of this tour, but did not publish it. It ended up in the library of Trinity College, Dublin. Eventually, in 1891, an edited edition of Pococke's 1752 tour was published by George Thomas Stokes. He was made bishop successively of Ossory, Elphin and of Meath in 1765. He spent many of his later years in travel throughout Britain and Ireland, publishing accounts of many of his journeys. He died during a visitation at Charleville Castle, near Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland, in 1765. On his death, many of his manuscripts were given to the British Library. He was buried at Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. Condition: 6 of 7 volumes. Volume 7 was published in 1773, a year later, and is usually not found with the six volumes published in 1772. Bound in the original velum, which has stiffened with age and chipped away at spine ends and on some volumes of the spine. This was first published in English in three part, bound in two, in 1743 and volume 2 in 1745 in folio format. Internally a very good copy. . First French Edition. Original Velum. Very Good. Duodecimo.

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        The Lion and the Boar. From the Original Picture, Painted by Snyders, in the Collection of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle

      London: John Boydell, 1 January 1772. Mezzotint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Richard Earlom. 15 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches. 20 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. A fine and rare coloured print by one of the most skilful of all mezzotinters after Snyders original A stirring and powerful illustration of the forces of nature at a climactic moment. Frans Snyders was born in Antwerp in 1579. He studied under Peter Breughel from 1593 and perhaps Hinorck Van Balen. He completed his apprenticeship in 1602 and went to Italy in 1608-1609. On his return to Antwerp he began by painting flower and fruit pieces and idyllic scenes and only later turned to scenes from the hunt and wild animals. A friend of Rubens, Snyders came to be held in high regard and he is still recognised as an early master of the genre. Benezit writes "C'est une véritable maître lui-même. On peut dire qu'il est sans rival dans ses magnifiques interprétations de la nature morte, des scènes de chasse ou ses luxuriantes compositions." Richard Earlom (1743-1822) studied under Cipriani, "and in 1765 became known to Alderman Boydell, who entertained so high an opinion of the young artist that he employed him to make drawings from the celebrated collection of pictures at Houghton, and now at St. Petersburg, for the engravers to work from. In 1757 he was awarded a premium by the Society of Arts. In the art of mezzotint engraving Earlom was his own instructor. His plates show great technical skill... and are highly valued by the connoisseurs... Earlom was not less successful in his engravings in the chalk manner. A fine example in this way may be seen in his figure of Alope after Romney. He also engraved a series of prints after the original drawings of Claude Lorraine, in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire... He died 9 Oct. 1822, in Exmouth Street, Clerkenwell... He engraved over sixty plates in mezzotint, among which are The Royal Academy, after Zoffany; Samuel Barrington, after Reynolds; Richard, viscount Fitzwilliam, after Howard; William Henry, duke of Gloucester, after Hamilton; Horatio, lord Nelson, after Beechey; William Pitt, after Dupont; the set of six plates of the Marriage à la Mode, after Hogarth; two flower pieces, after Huysum; Blacksmith's Shop, and the Forge, after Wright." (DNB).

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        Sommaire bulla Pauli III quod comitatensium causae intra Comitatum tam in prima quam in aliis infantiis terminentur

      In-4° broché en feuilles, 10 pages. Il s'agit d'un édit concernant les habitants du Comté Venaissin Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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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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        AND INTERESTING APPENDIX TO SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND, bound with LETTERS TO THE HONORABLE MR. JUSTICE BLACKSTONE, CONCERNING HIS EXPOSITION OF THE ACT OF TOLERATION, AND SOME POSITIONS RELATIVE TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, IN HIS CELEBRATED COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND

      Philadelphia, America: Philadelphia, America: Robert Bell, 1772-1773. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 X 9 inches high. "Interesting Appendix" (1772), iv, 119 pages, "Furneaux's Letters" (1773, second edition with additions), xii,119 pages , followed by part VI of the " Interesting Appendix” ( Appendix Concerning Authentic Copies & the Speech Of Lord Mansfield) which runs from page 112 to page 155 plus a one-page ad. Full calf binding with 5 raised bands, leather label and the number 5 on spine, although the label is complete they were only able to fit on “Blackst Appendi". Condition of the book is Very Good; Some light stains on covers, mice have chewed at the fore edges of the covers, light to moderate foxing and toning in the text, but certainly nothing to affect the legibility, binding is very tight. Law Rare RGR for

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        Nieuwe en Nauwkeurige Kaart van een gedeelte van Noord Amerika, Behelzende Nieuw Engeland, New York, Pensylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, een Stuk van Virginia, Kanada en Halifax

      Utrecht: J. v. Schoonhoven, 1772. Copper-engraved folding map, engraved by Carel Jacob de Huyser, full period hand-colouring. 22 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches. Large and detailed map from a rare edition of Kalm's Travels. This map was published within the rare first Dutch edition of Kalm's Travels, the "most trustworthy description of Swedish settlement in 18th century Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania" (Howes). Between 1748 and 1749, Peter Kalm, a noted Swedish naturalist and student of Linnaeus, traveled throughout the northeast of America, specifically in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Canada, surveying the countryside, and recording notes on the inhabitants, the fauna, and the flora of the region. Returning to his native Stockholm, Kalm there published the first edition of his observations between 1753 and 1761, with Dutch and English editions soon to follow. The Dutch edition was the first edition to contain a map. The map principally depicts the region in which Kalm travelled, as far south as the Chesapeake and as far north as Quebec. However, the map extends quite a bit westward than would be expected, showing the Ohio River extending into present-day Kentucky. Interestingly, the map is among the earliest maps to identify petroleum in Pennsylvania, close to the location where oil was first discovered in Titusville in the mid-19th century. Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 727; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 772.3; cf. Howes K4; cf. Sabin 26988.

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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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        NACHRICHTEN VON DER AMERIKANISCHEN HALBINSEL CALIFORNIEN: MIT EINEM ZWEYFACHEN ANHANG FALSCHER NACHRICHTEN

      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: "...it 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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        LA NOUVELLE MAISON RUSTIQUE OU ÉCONOMIE GÉNÉRALE DE TOUS LES BIENS DE CAMPAGNE. ( 2 tomes)

      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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        CATULLI, TIBULLI, ET PROPERTII OPERA

      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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        Comoediae

      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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