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        The Voyage and Adventures of the Chevalier Dupont [Four Volume Set]

      Printed For T Jones, London 1772 - Gilt lettered spines. New spines and spine labels. Custom slipcases for each volume. Printed For T. Jones, at his Circulating Library, opposite Hungerford Market, in the Strand; And B Jones, at his Circulating Library, in Oxford Street, The Corner of Berwick Street. MDCCLXXII. Books measure approximately 6 3/8" x 4". Volume I has 297 pages. Volume II has 274 pages.Volume III has 259 pages. Volume IV has 214 pages. Bindings redone preserving original leather on the boards with new spines and spine labels.Old bookplate of Edmund Philips. Pages have some soil and edges have some wear. Some internal darkening and foxing. Original leather on the boards has some wear as shown in photos. Sometimes classed with novels this book was advertised, at the time of publication, as an authentic narrative of facts. Whether fictional or true, the importance of this incredibly rare work is in the representation of his travels and voyages through a great part of the American Continent and the most of the West India Islands, or West Indies. Listed as Sabin 21386, which states "A curious work, mostly relating to America, and from the minute particulars given of the French settlements on the lakes, the Indians, etc., is evidently an authenic narrative." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sean Fagan, Rare Books]
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        [AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY JOHN HART, DETAILING A DEBT TO BE PAID TO ACHSAH LAMBERT, WITH LATER NOTATIONS ON THE DEBT]

      [N.p., but near Trenton], 1772. Folio. Old fold lines. Some light soiling. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Document written and signed by John Hart, signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey, detailing the terms of a debt of £42 owed to Achsah Lambert (a woman); it is witnessed and signed by another woman, Elisabeth Smith. John Hart (1714-79) was a New Jersey politician and judge, as well as a Signer. He attended every session of New Jersey's extralegal Provincial Congress, from 1774 to 1776, sat on New Jersey's Committee of Safety, serving as its treasurer. He served as Speaker of the state legislature from 1777 until his death. Achsah Lambert seems to have been a woman of some means who owned several acres in and around Trenton. The bond reads: "Know all men by these presents that I John Hart of the township of Hopewell in the County of Huntsdon and western division of the provence of New Jersey are held and firmly bound unto Achsah Lambert of the township of Notingham in the county of Burlington and povence [sic] aforesaid in the just and full sum of forty two pounds good and lawful money of the said povince [sic] and for the payment thereof to be well and truly paid and done I do hereby find myselfe my heirs, executors and administrators firmly sealed with my seal and dated this sixteenth day of September in the year of oure Lord one thousand seven hundred and sevinty two 1772. The conduct of this obligation is such that if the above bounden John Hart himself, his heirs, executors or administrators shall and do well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the above named Achsah Lambert or to her certain attorney, her heirs, executors or administrators or assigns the just and full sum of twenty one pounds like money as above mentioned and that on or before the sixteenth day of September next insuring the date hereof together with lawfull interest for the same without any let fraud or delay than this present obligation is to be void but otherwise to stand and remain in full fore power and virtue in the law." On the integral leaf Hart has docketed it with the notation: "John Hart obligations £21-0-0." A later note below his docketing reads: "Mentioned in inventory of the estate, 'Desperate.'" At the top of the leaf, Achsah Lambert has signed the document, noting that on May 24, 1776, she received £5/17/8 from Hart. The next notation below that signs the bond over to Lambert Cadwalader on May 19, 1781, also signed by Achsah Lambert and witnessed by two people (one of them a woman). A further notation reassigns the bond from Cadwalader back to Lambert just a few months later, on Aug. 7, 1781. It is likewise signed by Cadwalader, a prominent New Jersey merchant and representative to both the Continental and U.S. Congress. The note that accompanies the document appears to be in Achsah Lambert's hand. It reads: "This bond was assigned to L. Cadwalader by Miss Achsah Lambert in 1781 in order to prevent its being pd. in Continental money, and re- assigned to her by him in the same year. I believe the money will never be recovered." Hart's estates were ravaged by the British during the Revolution, which may have contributed to his delinquency. An interesting document, signed by more than one colonial New Jersey woman, and two important New Jersey politicians.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Lettre sur lÕhomme et ses rapports .

      Paris n p 1772 - First edition. 12mo (leaves are 166 x 98 mm, print space is 43 x 84 mm). 242 p. First pages with a contemporary translation into Dutch in a fine hand. Contemporary ownership entry on verso of fly-leaf. - Stoddard no. 4a.Binding: Contemporary dark blue morocco bound by Christiaan Micke. Covers with gilt frame and small corner pieces, spine richly gilt, inside dentelle, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Rol on covers: see Storm van Leeuwen 2001, plate 1 and Id. 1976, p. 400, rol XX, fleuron on spine: see stamp 19. A beautiful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Trial of Jonathan Britain, capitally convicted of Forgery, May the 2d, 1772, at the Guildhall in the City of Bristol, before Henry Bright, Esq; Mayor; John Dunning, Esq; Recorder; and other his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, at the General Gaol Delivery for the said City and County.

      Bristol: printed by S. Farley. 1772 15, [1]pp; 4to. A burn to top margin of pp.6-14, has affected a handful of words on pp. 9-12. BOUND IN: A Broadside dated Bristol, May 16, 1772: The Dying Speech and Confession of Jonathan Britain; his name at end with witnesses, sworn at Bristol 15th Day of May, 1772, Henry Bright, Mayor. Chipped with v. sl. loss of letters at foot, leading edge creased. Apparently issued together, the two works are in orig. sugar paper wrappers; spine worn, rear wrapper creased & holed.ESTC T176402 recording 8 copies, not in the British Library. The broadside is an unrecorded and fragile survival. Britain forged several drafts in Bristol and Reading. As a diversion, he claimed to have been involved in setting fire to the dockyard at Portsmouth (July 1770) and requested a promise of a pardon if he surrendered himself and his accomplices; this was granted by way of an advertisement in the London Gazette. In his 'Dying Speech', Britain declares 'that I know no more about the Fire at Portsmouth, than any other person whatsoever'. Britain also admits following the King but 'I, in Fact, never meant to shoot or hurt the Person of his Majesty...True, I had a loaded pistol in my pocket...' Britain accuses Lord Mansfield of being a traitor and Lord Faulconbridge 'being a Catholic, of harbouring the supposed Parties concerned in Portsmouth Fire.'

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hannover, 20. XII. 1772. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Herrn Reich in Leipzig: "Die Gellertischen Scripturen habe ich zwar durchzusehen angefangen, aber nicht damit zu Ende kommen können, weil ich durch zu viele Geschäfte und Störungen daran gehindert worden bin. Und nun hat mir sie Hr. Dr. Cramer wieder abgefordert, weil er itzt sich vorgenommen, sich an die gellertische Lebensbeschreibung zu machen. Ich habe also, da ich damit noch lange nicht bis zur Hälfte bin, wieder nichts thun können, als daß ich, da ich sie einmal in Ordnung gebracht hatte, sie so signiret und numeriret, daß ich dieser Mühe mich nicht noch einmal unterziehen müßte, und mich nun bald darinnen zurechte finden kann. Und auch damit habe ich so lange zubringen müssen, daß ich sie Hrn. Cramern um einige Wochen später zugeschickt, als er verlanget hatte [.]". - Mit kleinen Randein- und -ausrissen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Gesamtans., vom Brauhausberg mit der Brandenburger Vorstadt und dem Park von Sanssouci mit dem Neuen Palais, "Premiére vué du Palais Neuf, de Sanssouci de la Gallerie des Tableaux et ses Environs, prise de la Montagne de la Brasserie vis a vis de Sanssouci".

      - Kupferstich v. A. L. Krüger n. F. Meyer, dat. 1772, 45,5 x 65,5 Thieme - Becker, XX1, 587 zu A.L. Krüger ( 1743 - 1822): Er war in Potsdam vor allem als Architekt, als Mitarbeiter von Gontard und Langhans, tätig, aber auch als Zeichenlehrer v. König Friedrich Wilhelm III. - Drescher /Kroll, Potsdam, Ansichten aus drei Jahrhunderten, Nr. 6 und ganzs. Abb. Nr. 3; Giersberg/Schendel, farb. Abb. 4 auf Seite 10; Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1287

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        DEL GOVERNO DEI BOSCHI. Ovvero mezzi di ritrar vantaggio dalle macchie, e da ogni genere di piante da taglio e di dar loro una giusta stima.

      Venezia, Per Giambatista Pasquali, 1772. In-4 p. (mm. 283 x 197), 2 voll., cartoncino muto coevo (restaur. per manc.), tit. ms. al dorso, pp. (2),376; (2),223; frontesp. inciso con bella vignetta, molto ben illustr. f.t. da 36 tavv. inc. in rame e ripieg., che raffigurano attrezzi vari, scene di taglio dei boschi e lavorazione dei tronchi, carbonaie, fabbricazione di oggetti in legno. ?"Con la descrizione delle Arti, che si esercitano nelle foreste. Opera che forma parte del trattato intero dei Boschi, e delle Selve?". "Prima edizione italiana" di questo completo trattato sulla silvicoltura, finalizzato alla produzione di legname per costruzioni navali, travature e sostegni per ponti. Cfr. Morazzoni, p. 228 - Manca a Nissen e Pritzel. ?"L'Autore, botanico parigino (1700-1782), esponente di molte importanti accademie scientifiche del tempo ed ispettore generale della Marina, studiò problemi di fisiologia e patologia vegetale e si occupò anche di problemi relativi all'agricoltura?", così Diz. Treccani,IV, p. 212. Bell'esempl. marginoso con barbe.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        A map of the whole continent of America : divided into North and South and West Indies with a copious table fully shewing the several possessions of each European prince & State as settled by the definitive treaty concluded at Paris Feb. 10th 1763 the clauses of which relative thereto are inserted.

      London: Robert Sayer. Very Good. 1772. First Edition. Map. Very scarce first printing of one of the very first wall maps of the Americas. A fine copy with original hand coloring in outline. ; 48" x 41 1/2"; Please note this map will require additional postage. .

      [Bookseller: Old Florida Bookshop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA]
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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, 1772. Large quarto. 20th-century red morocco, richly gilt, t.e.g., gilt inner dentelles, by Worsford. Some light shelf wear. Light scattered foxing to contents. Some maps reinforced or repaired discreetly with linen in gutter margin. Very good. The best contemporary account of the French and Indian War, justly celebrated for its cartography and textual content, and one of the great rarities of colonial Americana, complete with all maps and the elusive errata leaf. Virtually all of Mante'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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Histoire naturelle. Vue du Glacier ou de la Montagne Glacée de Grindelwald, dans le Canton de Berne. Minéralogie, 5me collection, Glaciers.

      S.d., vers 1751-1772, - 32 x 44 cm, gravure sur cuivre, faux-pli central, exemplaire colorié à la main, tirée de l?Encyclopédie de Diderot et D?Alembert, 1 feuille (39 x 47 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Mappa Geographica Regni Poloniae .per Homannianos Heredes. Norimbergae.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Tobias Mayer b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1772, 47 x 52,5 Niewodniczanski; Imago Poloniae, B.2; Nr. K44, 5. (3. Zustand von der dritten Druckplatte). - Zeigt das Königreich Polen. - Oben rechts Kartusche mit Kartentitel in 10 Zeilen; über der Karte zusätzliche französische Titelkopfleiste in 2 Zeilen ('Carte des Etats de la Covronne de Pologne, nouvellement dessinee par Mr. Tob. Mayer et publieé par les Heritiers de Homann.'); unten links Kartusche mit Wappen, Allegorien und 2 verschiedene Meilenzeiger. - Unter der Karte links "La couleur violette marque les pays démembris de la Pologne en 1772, conformément aux prétensions de trois Puissances voisines'. - Seltener Zustand! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau ('Colonia Agrippina Vrbs Florentissima vna cum Amplissimi Senatorii Ordinis Ac Tribvvm Insigniis Pariterque Vrbis Eivsdem Annva Solemnis Theophoria').

      - Kupferstich v. Johann Heinrich Löffler n. Johann Schott b. Everhard Goffart, dat. 1772, 65 x 77,5 Merlo 774f. Krudwig 99. - Vorliegendes Exemplar mit 11 Wappen in der untersten Leiste). - Sehr seltenes Blatt! - Zeigt Köln aus der Vogelschau, unter Reichsadler und vierreihigem Halbkreis mit Bürgermeister- und Ratsherrenwappen, welche von 1396 in Köln regiert haben. - Unter der Ansicht, von 2 Putten gehalten, die ehemals so prachtvolle grossen Fronleichnamsprozession mit lateinischer und deutscher Unterschrift. - An den Seiten 2 Säulen mit den 22 Wappen der Zünfte. - Links auf der Säule steht der kölnische Bauer mit dem neueren, auf der rechten die Jungfrau mit dem älteren Stadtwappen. - Grosser dekorativer Kupferstich von 3 Platten gedruckt. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Code de Médecine Militaire, pour le service de terre. Ouvrage utile aux Officiers, nécessaire aux Médecins des Armées & des Hôpitaux Militaires. En trois parties. La première traite de la santé des Gens de Guerre; la seconde, des Hôpitaux Militaires; & la troisième, des Maladies des gens de Guerre.

      Paris, Chez J. P. Costard 1772. - 3 parties en 5 vols. (cpl.). Kl.-8°. XLII, 3 Bll. 336, und XIV, 5 Bll., 366, (1 Falttabelle im Text), und XII, 2 Bll., 342, und 2 Bll., VI, 336, und 4 Bll., 448 SS. HLdr. d.Zt. a. 5 Bünden mit 2 Rückenschildchen u. Rückenvergoldung, Deckelbezüge in Kiebitzpapier. Erste (einzige) Ausgabe / Edition originale et seule. Einbände etwas bestossen und berieben, sanft restauriert (Kapitale rep., 2 Rückenschilder und 1 Überzugpartie ersetzt). Unterschiedlich etwas Altersspuren, Seiten verschiedentlich leicht gebräunt, gelegentlich etwas (feuchtigkeits-)fleckig, Bd. 4 im Kopf- und Bundsteg stellenweise blass feuchtigkeitsrandig (wenig gravierend). Alters- und Lagerungs-, kaum eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren, zeitgenöss. Besitzervermerk a. Titeln. Gesamthaft weitestgehend sauberes, recht gutes und gepflegtes Exemplar / quelques (modestes) traces d?humidité et d?age, nom du propriétaire ancien aux titres; en tout assez bon et propre exemplaire bien soigné. Teil 3 in 3 Bänden. - BNF no. FRBNF30260066; cfr. SUDOC; digitalisiert in BVB. - Jean Colombier aus Toul (1736-1789) war ?Docteur-Régent de la Faculté de Médecine en l?Université de Paris, Membre de celles de Douay & de Rheims [Reims], ancien Chirurgien-Major du Régiment du Commissaire Général de la Cavalerie? (so im Titel; s. auch K. Sudhoff, Kurzes Handbuch der Geschichte der Medizin, 1922, p. 485, mit den Lebensdaten). - Colombiers Werk widmet sich vorab der Organisation und Administration des militärischen Sanitätswesens und der dafür notwendigen Infrastrukturen (Bände 1 u. 2). Hinzu kommen ausführlichere und einlässlichere Darstellungen und Erwägungen zu den häufigsten Krankheiten physischer und psychischer Natur, die in den damaligen Armeen auftraten. Breiteren Raum nehmen dabei die verschiedensten Arten von Fieber ein (Band 3), sodann Erkrankungen nach Körperpartien, Koliken, Entzündungen sowie verschiedene Krankheiten der Verdauungsorgane und des Stoffwechsels (?De la Diarrhée?, ?Du Pissement du sang?; Bd. 4), ferner chronische Krankheiten (darunter Rheumatismus und Wassersucht, aber auch Depressionen und sogar Heimweh: ?De la Mélancolie & de la Maladie du Pays?), epidemische, Ansteckungs-, Mangel- und abschliessend venerische Krankheiten (?Des Maladies contagieuses & virulentes non aigues?, ?Du Scorbut?, ?Du Mal vénérien?, ?De la Gonorhée virulente?, etc.; Band 5). Es handelt sich also definitiv nicht um eine ?praktische Kriegsmedizin? oder gar spezifische ?Kriegschirurgie? quasi in der Nachfolge von Ambroise Paré mit Methoden zur Behandlung von (Kriegs-) Verletzungen, sondern um eine Pathologie im Rahmen von Militär und Armee und den daraus abzuleitenden Massnahmen. -Die Tabelle in Band 2 stellt eine Vorlage dar für den umfangreichen und detaillierten ?Cadastre qu?on doit mettre à la tête du lit de chaque malade? -- ?Eine Armeehygiene als Wissenschaft existiert seit dem 18. Jahrhundert. [.] Eine wohlorganisierte Pflege der Truppen in sanitärer Beziehung durch ständige Einrichtungen beginnt erst mit der Errichtung stehender Heere in Frankreich, zunächst während des 16. Jahrhunderts. Hier [.] gelangte das Heeressanitätswesen [.] zu einer hohen Entwicklungsstufe.? (Sudhoff, loc. cit.). ?Das französische Heer war [.] in mehrfacher Hinsicht eines der besten der Epoche. Die Louvoisschen Traditionen waren noch nicht zerstört, und nur die französische Intendantur brachte es fertig, richtige Feldlazarette mit Ärzten zu organisieren, während sich die anderen Heere mit primitiven Hospitälern und unwissenden Feldscheren begnügen mussten.? (E. Daniels, Geschichte des Kriegswesens, Bd. 5, Teil 3, 1912, p. 108. Die Ausführungen beziehen sich auf die Zeit des Siebenjährigen Krieges 1756-1763). - Der ?Code de Médecine Militaire? zählt zu den wertvollsten frühen und wegweisenden Arbeiten überhaupt auf diesem Gebiet. ?Médecins, chirurgiens, pharmaciens, vétérinaires des armées avaient largement participé au mouvement scientifique qui renouvelait les sciences biologiques au XVIIIe siècle. [.] L?exerc [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALMANACH VOOR HET JAAR 1773

      Amsterdam: J. Stanhoffius & F. de Kruyf, 1772. Fine. Miniature book (2 1/2" x 1 1/4"). (32p). Printed in red and black with 14 full-page plates inserted, 13 with a half-page engraving with saying beneath. Bound in full tortoise shell with silver spine and clasp, Dutch colored endpapers. Rare in tortoise shell binding. Welsh 180-187 for this series.

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        Verzameling van uitlandsche en zeldzaame vogelen, benevens eenige vreemde dieren en plantgewassen: in 't Engelsch naauwkeurig beschreeven en naar 't leven met kleuren afgebeeld, door G. Edwards en M. Catesby. Vervolgens, ten opzicht van de plaaten merkelyk verbeterd, in 't Hoogduitsch uitgegeven. Thans in 't Nederduitsch vertaald en met aanhaalingen van andere autheuren verrykt, door M. Houttuyn.

      - Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1772-1781. 9 parts (bound in 4 volumes). Folio (443 x 270mm). With 473 handcoloured engraved plates (of which 425 depict birds). Contemporary half vellum. A splendid work, beautifully coloured. In 1749-1776, the works of Edwards 'A natural history of uncommon birds' and 'Gleanings of natural history' and Catesby 'Natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands' were translated into German and combined into one work under the title 'Sammlung verschiedener ausländischer und seltener Vögel'. Catesby's work is considered 'the most famous colorplate book of American plant and animal life' (Hunt).The plates of Edwards and Catesby were re-engraved by Seligmann, further embellished by the addition of figures of plants not present in the originals. The present work is a translation of the German edition into Dutch by Houttuyn with Seligmann's plates. The Dutch edition was published by the famous Dutch publisher Sepp, a company which exercised the utmost care in producing colour-plate books of outstanding quality. The colouring of the Dutch edition seems to be more delicate than the other editions. An unusual clean and fine set of this rare ornithological classic, of which according to the list in volume I, only 90 copies were subscribed. The Dutch edition is the most complete edition having 473 plates. The German edition has 447 plates and the French edition 422 plates.Fine Bird Books, pp. 73-74; Landwehr 180; Nissen IVB, 857 & ZBI, 845; Zimmer I, 200.

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        The European Part of the Russian Empire with Several Countries that are the Theatre of the Present War between the Turks and the Russians / The Asiatic Part of the Russian Empire with the adjacent Coast of North America

      London: Robert Sayer, 1772. unbound. Map. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand coloring. Image measures 18 3/4 x 51". This large scale map of the Russian Empire covers the European as well as the Asian portions of Russia. Extends from the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea east to include an unusual mapping of Kamchatka, and beyond to the speculatively mapped Alaskan Peninsula of North America. Includes Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic. Includes parts of neighboring China, Poland and parts of Scandinavia. Intricately detailed, notes numerous town, with topography beautifully rendered in profile. Based on d'Anville's map, perhaps the most interesting feature is the mapping of the largely unexplored northeast portion of Asia. The mysterious Company's Land or "Land of the Company according to the Dutch" and "Land seen by Jean de Gama" as well as the Strait of Vries are identified. Company's Land and Gamma Land were considered to be the early mappings of the Kurin Islands discovered by Maerten de Vries and Cornelis Jansz Coen in 1643. They believed that these islands were part of America, which was separated from Asia by the Strait of Vries. In 1729, Bering finally debunked their myth, but the islands appeared in maps for another 50 years. Bering's Island is identified, where the great Arctic explorer ultimately died in 1741. The conjectural mapping of North America includes the note "Some pretend that this Land may be seen from Bering's Island. The "Present War between the Turks and the Russians" mentioned in the title refers to the Russo-Turkish wars fought between the 16th and 20th century, the longest series of conflicts in the history of Europe. Printed on two sheets, joined together (as issued). In very good condition with minor foxing. Some wear and toning along folds. Edge wear. Robert Sayer (1725-1794) was an important English publisher of maps, portraits, and nautical engravings. Partnering with John Bennett around the 1760s, the two published the works of well-known cartographers such as Kitchen, Jefferys, Belling, d'Anville and others. This beautiful, large-scale map is an impressive example of his work.

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        Lettre sur les sourds et muets. A l'usage de ceux qui entendent & qui parlent. Avec des additions. Lettre sur les Aveugles, à l'usage de ceux qui voient.

      A Amsterdam 1772 - 2 parties en 1 vol. in-12 de XII-372 pp., 10 planches, maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Première réunion de ces deux textes illustrés de onze planches. Nouvelle édition de ces deux ouvrages qui forment initialement le tome II de la série publiée sous le titre : Oeuvres philosophiques et dramatiques de M. Diderot, Amsterdam 1772. « On trouve souvent imprimés à part les volumes de cette édition, qui furent mis en vente tels quels à l'époque, sans le faux-titre et le titre général et avec le titre particulier seulement » (Adams). Bel exemplaire. Deux ex-libris Elize Gulston et Alfred Cock of the Middle Temple. Adams, Bibliographie des oeuvres de Denis Diderot, A1 ; Tchemerzine-Scheler II, 955.

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        Autograph quotation signed.

      Uppsala, 25. VIII. 1772. - Oblong 8vo. ¾ p. A quotation from Virgil: "Famam extendere factis | hoc virtutis opus" (Aeneid X, 467). - Somewhat wrinkled and browned; some tears to edges; reverse shows traces of former mounting. Includes an engraving. - Provenance: Skottorp Castle.

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        Beschreibung der Gesundbrunnen und Baeder bey Hofgeismar, in Zwo Preisschriften Auf gnädigsten Befehl herausgegeben.

      Cassell (Kassel) Henrich Schmiedt 1772 - 8°. XV, 150 S. mit 7 (mehrf. gef.) Kupferstichtafeln von W. C. Mayr nach J. H. Tischbein. Original-Pappband mit mont. Rückenschild. (Einband berieben, 1 Tafel mit Einriß, sonst sehr guter Zustand). Sehr seltene balneologische Schrift, komplett mit den schönen Tafeln mit Ansichten von Hofgeismar. Enthält zwei Abhandlungen zu den Brunnen von Hofgeismar. 1. Preisschrift von Moritz Gerhard Thilenius. 2. Preisschrift von Heinrich Friedrich Delius. Mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Moritz Gerhard Thilenius auf Vorsatz: "Dem Herrn Doktor C. L. C. L. Golze zum Andenken der Freundschaft von Moritz Gerhard Thilenius". (Moritz Gerhard Thilenius * 30. April 1745 in Eddigehausen; 29. Januar 1808 in Wiesbaden, deutscher Arzt und Balneologe). Buch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fitz-Stephen's Description of the City of London, Newly Translated from the Latin Original; with a Necessary Commentary. A Dissertation on the author, Ascertaining the Exact Year of the production, is Prefixed (BULL-FIGHTING)

      B.White, London 1772 - Title concludes: 'and to the whole is subjoined, a Correct edition of the original, with the various readings, and some useful annotations by an antiquary'. ix, 81, 1 (ads.) pp. along with 10 pages of very neat contemporary ink manuscript notes. A scarce book originally published in an edition of just 250 copies. With a provenance of having come out of the library of Henry B. H. Beaufoy with his bookplate pasted to the front paste-down. In period marble-papered boards - leather to corners. The spine appears to have been re-backed in the nineteenth or early twentieth century with five raised bands and gilt embossed text. The book bound with ten pages of manuscript notes to the rear and, a neat ink provenance for them in probably another hand along with signature I can't read. The manuscript additions apply to the above title but also to Cooke's Patriarchal and Druidical Religion - the manuscript additions for this are according to this information by the Rev'd Joshua (?) Greene who was presumably also responsible for the manuscript additions to this title. Perhaps still more interestingly, most of the final three pages of notes describe in great detail the practice of bull-fighting in Spain - this could well appeal to a collector of books/ephemera on bull-fighting. Toning to the corners of the paste-downs and endpapers - appears to be the result of some acidity in the glue used on the leather corners - with slight paper loss to the rear endpaper. 3 ink letters stamped to the front paste-down. Some splitting to both the front and rear hinges - though boards remain firm. A little rubbing to the leather on the outer hinge. Rubbing to paper of marbled boards. Slight paper loss to inner hinge corner of the rear endpaper. Slight or light scattered foxing perhaps most noticable to the title page - but not heavy. The margins remain good. A very good copy of a scarce publication with unique and charming manuscript notes. Shipping from the UK [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays and treaties on several subjects, new edition. London, Cadell, 1772.

      Full leather with gilt decorated spines. 2 volumes, 563+533 pag. Very good copy.B0215.

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        Neue alchymistische Bibliothek für den Naturkundiger unsers Jahrhundert ausgesucht. 4 Teile in 2 Bd.

      Heinrich Ludwig Brönner, Leipzig, Berlin 1772 - Erste Ausgabe; vier Sammelbände über Alchemie herausgegeben von F.J.W. Schröder; die zwei letzten Bände von 1774; zwei Pappbände der Zeit, fest, der erste in gutem Zustand, der zweite mit zerrissenem Marmorüberzug der Deckel, Rücken unversehrt; kleiner Bibliothek Aufkleber an Rücken und Vorsatz; Band I, II und III mit vielen gleichmässig gebräunten Seiten, Bd IV weniger; einige Flecken auf wenige Seiten; im ganzen guter Zustand dieser seltenen Schriften; Titelvignette in jedem Band, XIV, 260, VI, 314, Register (XXV) VIII, 424, IV, 258, Register XXVII; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Considerations on India Affairs; particularly respecting the present state of Bengal and its dependencies.: With a Map of those countries, chiefly from actual surveys.

      London: printed for J. Almon, P. Elmsley, and Richardson and Urquhart 1772 - William Bolts, c.1740-1808, was a merchant who was taken into the East India Company service in Calcutta. Like other civil servants he engaged in private trade, but was censured by the Court of Directors. He resigned to continue his trade, but was arrested and deported to England. In this book Bolts attacks the system of English government in Bengal, and, in particular, the arbitary powers of the authorities. Kress 6841; Goldsmith 10874 A very good copy in contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked. First edition 4to, pp.xxxi, 228, 165, large folding map.

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        Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae.

      Birminghamiae: Typis Johannis Baskerville 1772 - 4to. (30 x 25 cm.) Title+pp.364. Contemporary gilt ruled green morocco, pink endpapers, a.e.g. Armorial bookplate of Richard Prime, ink ownership inscription of Chalmers S. Gemmel, Charlottesville 1946. Spine faded to brown, extremities rubbed, corners bumped. (Gaskell, *46) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan de Paris et de ses faubourgs en l'état qu'il étoit en 1765

      Paris: Chez Crepy, 1772. Fine. Chez Crepy, Paris 1772, 70x54cm, une feuille rempliée. - Reprint on the date of 1772 plan The Red Box 1765 Print on vellum. Alphabetical table of 4 columns left and right margins. A few very tiny pinholes in margins. The Red Plan is not based on any statement, except to the suburbs which he must register the extension. It shows the layout and topography of the plan Delagrive, like all contemporary plans. Rare.   --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle impression, à la date de 1772, du plan de Le Rouge de 1765. Tirage sur vélin fort. Table alphabétique sur 4 colonnes en marges droite et gauche. Quelques très infimes piqûres en marges. Le plan de Le Rouge ne repose sur aucun relevé, sauf pour les faubourgs dont il doit enregistrer l'extension. Il reprend la disposition et la topographie du plan de Delagrive, comme tous les plans contemporains. Rare.  

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        A New Geographical and Historical Grammar; containing the true Astronomical and Geographical Knowledge of the Terraqueous Globe: and also the Modern State of the several Kingdoms of the World

      London: J. Hinton & 14 others, 1772. 5th or later Edition . Full-Leather. Very Good. Full leather hardcover in very good condition. Dampstain to back rfep and cover, po name and date, 1772. Contains twenty-five fold-out maps and plates; a few are torn, have closed tears, frayed edges, but complete. Gold tooling on the spine has worn off, wear to extremities and head and foot of spine. Pages clean, binding secure. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience.

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        An historical treatise on the feudal law, and the constitution and laws of England; with a commentary on Magna Charta, and necessary illustrations of many of the English statues, in a course of lectures, read in the University of Dublin

      Dublin: Thomas Ewing 8vo (20.8 cm, 8.2"). xvi, 448 pp.. 1772 Uncommon first Irish edition: Lectures on the nature and history of feudal law and the English constitution, originally delivered at the University of Dublin. Sullivan, who served as the first Professor of Feudal and English law at Trinity College Dublin, was a Galway-born lawyer known for his passion for early Irish history as well as for his accomplishments in jurisprudence; this was his only published work, printed posthumously. Later editions of this work carry the title, Lectures on the Constitution and Laws of England. Contemporary calf, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; spine and extremities showing minor wear. Endpapers and fly-leaves with marginal offsetting from turn-ins. Pages with occasional small faint spots, otherwise clean. A solid and eminently respectable copy.

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        Catulli, Tibulli, et Propertii Opera.

      Typis Johannis Baskerville, Birminghamiae. 1772 - First Baskerville edition. Quarto. pp [iv], 372. Period binding of full calf calf rebacked and corners renewed, raised gilt decorated bands, gilt inner dentelles. Printed in the simple and elegant style that made Baskerville one of the finest printers of his time. Covers scuffed and rubbed at edges. Some sporadic light spotting mostly in first twenty pages. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      Philadelphia: Printed for William Mentz and sold by most of the Booksellers in America, 1772. Second American edition, following Mein and Fleeming (Boston, 1767) edition with false Dublin imprint. 12mo. Two volumes bound as one. Modern crushed red morocco gilt by Riviere. Some rubbing to joints, browning and staining of text, tears repaired. From the libraries of Harold Greenhill and H. Bradley Martin. Half red morocco case. Second American edition, following Mein and Fleeming (Boston, 1767) edition with false Dublin imprint. 12mo. The first generally attainable American edition of one of the earliest novels printed in America. The first American edition is a 1767 Mein and Fleeming Boston printing with false Dublin imprint, known in only a handful of copies. Lilly "Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature" 53n; Colby Library Quarterly p. 240; Shipton and Mooney 12405. For the first edition of 1766: Grolier "English" 53; Temple Scott pp. 177-8; Rothschild 1028

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Printed for the Subscribers, by Robert Bell, Philadelphia, at the Union Library, in Third-street, America [Philadelphia] 1772 - First American edition. "Re-printed from the British Copy, Page for Page with the Last Edition". Folding Table of Descents. [xvi], 485; [vi], 520, xix; [viii], 455, [1, ads], xxvii, Appendix; [xxx], 436; vii, [i], [xxxix], [i] pp. 4 vols. 4to. Subscriber's copy with the bookplate of William Nicoll. The subscriber's list identifies him as: William Nicoll, Attorney at Law, Suffolk County, New York. The Nicoll family was eminent in Long Island and especially Islip history since the late 1600s. There are also the signatures of F. Nicoll Jr 1820 and Benjamin Nicoll (there is a pamphlet publication "A Brief Vindication of the Proceedings of the Trusties." New York: Gaine, 1754 by Benjamin Nicoll). Blackstone's "Commentaries" were published at Oxford in 1765-69 and were immediately successful. Blackstone translated English common law into layman's terms and as the colonial legal system, and afterwards, that of the United States, was based upon the English legal system, it was as important a text in America as in England. Bell justifies his piracy of this work by saying that his edition helps the American economy by keeping the monies here and that his edition will also be a great deal more economical for the purchasers. From his advertisement in Volume I, "The inhabitants of this continent have now an easy and advantageous opportunity of effectually establishing literary manufactures in the British colonies, at moderate prices calculated for this meridian, the establishment of which will absolutely and eventually produce mental improvement, and commercial expansion, with the additional recommendation of positively saving thousands of pounds to and among the inhabitants of the British empire in America.-Thus-The importation of one thousand sets of Blackstone's Commentaries, manufactured in Europe, at ten pounds per set, is sending near ten thousnad pounds across the great Atlantic ocean." A 22 page subscriber's list in the fourth volume including many prominent people such as: John Dunlap, Printer; John Jay; Sir William Johnson; Andrew Oliver and Edmund Quincy. There are quite a few of the "Signers of the Declaration" on the subscriber's list including: John Adams, William Ellery, Philip Livingston, Thomas McKean, Lewis Morris, Robert Morris, John Morton, Cesar Rodney, George Ross, Richard Stockton, Roger Sherman, James Smith, George Taylor and Matthew Thornton. This publication was the first major undertaking by Robert Bell in his printing and publishing business. Known best to his contemporaries as an auctioneer, he has been credited with having done more than any other printer in the Colonies to promote the reading of the classics (Oswald). The first volume of Blackstone contains 4 pages advertisements and notices from Bell including his notice "To the American World" explaining his "buy American" theory and the advertisements pertain to the works of Hume, Ferguson and Robertson as well as Blackstone. Library Company of Philadelphia "First American Editions" p. 21; Lilly "Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature" 52; Shipton and Mooney 11996, 12327. For the first edition: Grolier "English" 52; Higgs 4494; PMM 212; Rothschild 407 First two volumes in contemporary calf, the third and fourth volumes in contemporary sheep, similarly bound, later crimson matching morocco labels. Heads and tails of spine restored, rubbing and some other wear, typical browning and spotting of text. Two new rust cloth open end boxes Folding Table of Descents. [xvi], 485; [vi], 520, xix; [viii], 455, [1, ads], xxvii, Appendix; [xxx], 436; vii, [i], [xxxix], [i] pp. 4 vols. 4to First American edition. "Re-printed from the British Copy, Page for Page with the Last Edition". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Desengaños Mysticos a las almas detenidas, ó engañadas, en el Camino de la Perfección. Discurrese las mas principales causas i razones porque siendo tantas las personas que tratan de Oracion Mental, son tan pocas las que llegan a ser perfectas

      Barcelona, por Thomas Piferrer, y a su costa, 1772. 4to.; 8 hs., 572 pp., 16 hs., las cinco últimas con «Libros y proposiciones que se han condenado en Roma, dia 8 de Septiembre de este año de 1713». Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época.

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        De la Recherche de la Vérité. Tome Second (sur quatre)

      Paris, chez les Libraires Associés, 1772. 4to. menor; XII - 478 pp. Ejemplar sin desbarbar. Encuadernación de época en papel pintado sobre cartón, fatigada.

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        Concorde de la Géographie des différens âges. Ouvrages posthume de M. Pluche. 2. Aufl. (?).

      Paris Estienne 1772 - Titel, gest. Frontisp. (Portr.), LX, 511 SS., 2 Bll., m. 13 tls. mehrf. gef. Kst.- Karten, kl.- 8°, Gldr.- Bd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rtit. u. Rvg. ( ber., besch. u. best.) Vgl. Brunet 19571 (EA 1765); vgl. Cioranescu 50668; Höfer XL, 498. - - Enthält 13 Karten: Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären, Afrika, Asien, Indien, Amerika, Europa, Frankreich, Arabische Halbinsel, Palästina (Heilige Land), Mittelmeer, Kleinasien (Schwarze Meer -Türkei / Armenien), Griechenland/Italien und Vorderasien (vom Mittelmeer/Schw. Meer b. Indien), Das Porträt-Frontispiz zeigt (Noel) - Antoine Pluche (Cathelin nach Blakey).- Sauber und gut erhalten.

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        Oeuvres

      à Paris: Chez les Libraires associés, 1772. Fine. Chez les Libraires associés, à Paris 1772, 5 tomes en 5 Vol. in 8 (12x21cm), (4) cxvi 431pp. et (8) 617pp. et (10) 540pp. et (6) 562pp. et (6) clvj, 378pp., relié. - New edition, illustrated with a frontispiece engraved by Picart Winkeles, 2 allegorical figures by van der Meer (the Epistle and the poetic Art), and 6 figures after re-engraved by Picart Vinkeles for the lectern, 4 thumbnails As van der Meer and F. Bakker. This edition is also published at Amsterdam Changuion. Figures Picart has been taken from the edition of 1718, it is printed on heavy paper. Full calf time scales. Spine ribbed ornate, casters head and tail. Part of title and volume number in green morocco. Triple Net framework on boards. Sliced green combed. A hitch with missing head of Volume I; head cover of Volume II leveled; lack top of volume III. Several corners bumped. Bottom right corner bare. Despite the shortcomings reported, beautifully bound, with strong decorative appearance. Fresh copy, wide margins. After the great edition of the works of Boileau published in 1718 in folio format, and with the success the beautiful editions of this author have succeeded in 1722, 1729, 1745, with variations. This latest edition, well printed, whose subtle typographical variations are reminiscent of a folio reduction, has been revised and modernized the spelling; Boileau pamphlet dealing with the Jesuits was restored, and a life of the author has been added. Finally, one can not overemphasize the critical quality of this edition, which incorporates the comments and abundant and insightful comments of St. Mark's edition in 1745. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un frontispice de Picart gravé par Winkeles, de 2 figures allegoriques par van der Meer (l'Epitre et l'Art poetique), et 6 figures d'après Picart regravées par Vinkeles pour Le lutrin, 4 vignettes de titre par van der Meer et une par F. de Bakker. Cette édition est également parue à Amsterdam, chez Changuion. Les figures de Picart ont été reprises de l'édition de 1718, elles sont imprimées sur papier fort. Reliure en plein veau écailles d'époque. Dos à nerfs richement orné, roulettes en tête et queue. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches peignées vertes. Un accroc avec manque en tête du tome I ; coiffe de tête du tome II arasée ; manque en tête du tome III. Plusieurs coins émoussés. Coin inférieur droit dénudé. Malgré les défauts signalés, belle reliure, à l'aspect fort décoratif. Exemplaire frais, à grandes marges. Après la grande édition des oeuvres de Boileau parue en 1718 au format in folio, et face au succès les belles éditions de cet auteur se sont succédées en 1722, 1729, 1745, avec des variantes. Cette dernière édition, bien imprimée, dont les subtiles variations typographiques font songer à la réduction d'un in-folio, a été révisée, et on a modernisé l'ortographe ; le pamphlet Boileau aux prises avec les jésuites a été rétabli, et une vie de l'auteur a été ajoutée. Enfin, on ne saurait trop souligner la qualité critique de cette édition, qui reprend les remarques et commentaires abondants et judicieux de Saint-Marc de l'édition de 1745.

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        Curieuser Bilder-Catechismus mit zierlichen Figuren, durch dessen Gebrauch die Kinder von ihrer zartesten Jugend an auf eine angenehme Weise zur Erkenntnis der Evangelischen Warheiten können angeführt werden.

      Nürnberg, Raspe 1772. - Mit zahlr. kolorierten kleinen Textholzschnitten, jede Seite von kolor. Bordüre eingefaßt. 128 S. Geheftet. Wegehaupt I, 450; Brüggemann-E. 211; Rammensee 214. - Seltenes Rebus-Buch mit reizenden Illustrationen. - Unbeschnitten. Titelblatt etwas fleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Alphabetum Grandonico-Malabaricum sive Samscrudonicum

      Rome: Typis. Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, 1772. First edition. 9 folding charts. xxviii, 100 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Recent morocco backed marbled boards, a.e.g. Fine. First edition. 9 folding charts. xxviii, 100 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. First Type Specimen of Malayalam. First type specimen of the Grantha or Malabar alphabet, now most frequently known as Malayalam. Birrell & Garnett 16; de Gubernaties 329; Smitskamp PO 207; Brunet I, 197

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        Malta colle sue Citta, Fortificazioni, Terre, Villaggi, Vallonie, e Luonghi Alpestri, con le sue Isole Adiacenti.

      1772 - Malta: Giovanni Mallia, 1772-80. Engraving, 305 x 715mm. A scarce map of Malta and Gozo, orientated with north to the bottom right, from the edition of Abela's 'Malta Illustrata' revised Giovannantonio Ciantar. MASON & WILLIS: 101.

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        The History of Imbanking and Draining of Divers Fens and Marshes, Both in Foreign Parts and in This Kingdom, and of the Improvements Thereby, Extracted from Records, Manuscripts, and Other Authentic Testimonies

      London: W Boyer , 1772. Book measures 15 3/4 x 10 inches. Collation, [12],469pp, 11 folding map/plans. Bound in half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, blind stamp tooling, full marble edges and endpapers. Calf rubbed, scuffed, hinge joints cracked, but holding firm, Law Society stamp on boards. Binding in good condition. Internally, occasional library stamp or mark, ( about 20 in all ), plates free of stamps, 1 margin repaired without loss of text, occasional spotting or foxing. Pages and plates in good clean condition thoughout. A good copy.. Second Edition, Revised and Corrected. Half Calf. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Odyssey

      The Odyssey of Homer, Translated by Alexander Pope, published by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasgow, 1772. Three volumes. Miniature (3in x 5in). Bound in contemporary vellum, with spine detail, beautiful marble endpapers, marble edging (although faded). Each volume contains the remnants of a former owner's bookplate. Half title and title page. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. Overall a very good set; rare item.

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        Observations historiques et critiques sur les commentaires de Folard et sur la cavalerie - T.1

      Frères Reycends, Turin 1772 - Observations historiques et critiques sur les commentaires de Folard et sur la cavalerie - T.1 Par le Comte de Breze Turin, Frères Reycends, 1772 - in-12 relié - 327 p. Reliure frottée, petite coupure entre dos et plat et sur les planches, petites rousseurs sur les pages, manque planche n°1. Reliure d'époque plein cuir. Illustré de 23 planches dépliantes. Table : Préface ; De la bataille de Tunis entre Xantippe et Régulus ; De la bataille de Caffano entre le Prince Eugène et Monsieur de Vendôme ; Propositions paradoxales avancées par Mr Folard sur l'article de la cavalerie, combattues ; Des expéditions particulières à la cavalerie ; De la ligne oblique ou de l'ordre de bataille oblique ; Du combat de cavalerie entre Annibal et Publius Scipion ; Erreurs de Mr Folard sur l'article de la cavalerie ; Divers exemples extraits de l'histoire, qui prouvent, combien il est avantageux d'avoir à la tête de la cavalerie des officiers intelligents et hardis ; Belle retraite du Général Schoulembourg dans les plaines de la Pologne ; De la bataille de Pharsale. Très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OBSERVATIONS MADE, BY APPOINTMENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, AT KING GEORGE'S ISLAND IN THE SOUTH SEA (Green and Cook) and VARIATION OF THE COMPASS, AS OBSERVED ON BOARD THE ENDEARVOUR BARK, IN A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD (James Cook) and TRANSITUS VENERIS AND MERCURII IN EORUM EXITU E DISEO SOLIS, 4TO MESIS JUNNI AND 10MO NOVEMBRIS 1769, OBSERVATUS (James Cook) nd A LETTER FROM DR. FRANKLIN, F. R. S. TO THE ASTRONOMER ROYAL; CONTAINING AND OBSERVATION OF THE TRANSIT OF MERCURY OVER THE SUN, NOVEMBER 9TH 1768: BY JOHN WINTHROP (B. Franklin). In The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. LXI , Part I, (1771) pp. 51-52, 397-421, 422-432, 433-436. a

      London:: Royal Society,, 1772. Very Good+. A Very Good+ hardback ex-library entire Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol. LXI , Part I, (1771) in quarter leather and paper covered boards. Library label spine, library ink stamps ffep, title page, verso of title page. No other library markings. Mild scuffs spine. 8vo.

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        ETRENNES DE MINERVE, AUX ARTISTES Encyclopédie économique, ou Alexis moderne Contenant différens secrets sur l’agriculture & les arts & métiers, où l’on a rassemblé tout ce qui se trouve de plus important, extrait de plus de neuf cents Auteurs

      1772. relié. DeCollection. A Paris, chez Desnos, 1772 à 1777. 2 forts volumes in/16 oblongs, reliure plein veau marbré du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièces de titre marron et rouge, vol. 1 : 4 parties de 144 pages chacune, - vol. 2 : 3 parties de 144 pages chacune, XV ff., 87 p, 51 p. de table, 2 ff. de privilège. Coiffe supérieure abîmée du 1er vol., coins inférieurs du vol 2 très usés, trous d?'insectes sur les mors du vol. 2. Quelques feuillets manuscrits in-fine suivis de quelques feuillets vierges. 2 fat vol. 16mo in full contemporary marbled calf, gilt panels and red labels on spine. Few flaws : upper tips worn, vol 2 : wormholes on joint ; rear corners hardly worn. Containing numerous receipts for drawing (pastels) & painting (restauration, colours...), to remove stains, remedies for men & animals, esoterism... Manuel de "trucs" d'artistes (fabriquer ses couleurs, raviver les ors, comment rendre le volume d'une rose en peinture, le rendu d'une perle, d'une étoffe...), d'artisans (colorer le bois, graver le métal...), falsifications (encres invisibles, encres de couleurs, reconnaître les pierres précieuses...), conservation des aliments, soins aux animaux, ésotérisme (baguette divinatoire !)...

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        The bye-laws, and regulations of the Marine-Society, incorporated in MDCCLXXII: with the several instructions forms of indentures & other instruments used by them. Also a list of subscribers, from May 1769 to June 1772. To which is prefixed, the historical account of this institution, with remarks on the usefulness of it

      London, MDCCLXXII [1772]. 12mo., xi + (1) + 62 + (2) + 139 + (1)pp., with an engraved title-page, contemporary calf, spine fully gilt in compartments with flower and leaf devices within raised bands, red morocco label, just the smallest snag at foot of spine, but still a fine copy originally from the library of Sir Timothy Waldo, one of the original subscribers,> with his armorial bookplate on pastedown. First edition: rare. Higgs 5565. Not in Goldsmiths. [ESTC, OCLC & COPAC find only a few libraries with copies: 6 in B.Isles, but only Harvard, Houghton Lib., elsewhere]. The 'historical account' (62pp.) was written by Jonas Hanway himself for it was he who, in 1756, had got together a group of shipowners and merchants to form a society to supply men and boys for the sea service and to equip them with the proper gear. During the war years, 1756-1763, some 10,625 men and boys were thus fitted out for sea duty. At the close of the war, however, the activities of the Marine Society lapsed for financial reasons until 1769 when it was left a substantial legacy. 'Now its schemes were directed chiefly toward discovering destitute or deserted boys, fitting them out, and apprenticing them in the merchant service. In 1786, the Society acquired a ship, where 150 to 200 boys would be 'separated from their evil companions, cleansed from their rags and filthiness, softened into habits of subordination and obedience, inured to gentle disciplines. In terms of numbers affected and money involved, the Marine Society developed into one of the more imposing eighteenth-century charities. During its first half century (from 1756 to 1808), over 27,500 boys were equipped for service at sea and more than 36,000 landsmen volunteers were clothed as seamen for His Majesty's ships. Receipts came to nearly £246,000.' [David Owen, English philanthropy,> 1965, p.60].

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        The Diaboliad, a Poem. [Bound with] A Letter to Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire + The First of April + The Electrical Eel + The Old Serpent's Reply + The English Garden, First and Second Books + The Senators + Stanza

      London Printed for G. Kearsley; et al 1772, 1777. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Handwritten list of contents on pastedown, also bookplate. Occasional notation within. Damage to some pages (holes in paper) impinging on text First Editions and Reprints Half-leather hardback with marbled boards 260mm x 220mm (10" x 9"). [280pp]. Title page engraving for 'The Senators'.. 'a Very Satirical Copy of Verses Highly Reflecting on Mrs ******'s Poetical-Assembly at Bath-Easton'. An interesting selection of 18th century satire, erotica, and horticulture.

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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 feveral curious

      London: Printed for T Lownders, 1772 2 volumes. iv+414 pages with table and six plates. iv+423+[viii] pages with tables and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's leather with raised spine bands and red labels to spine with gilt lettering. Translated by John Reinhold Forster. (Howes: K5) Second English edition.Pehr Kalm (in Finland also known as Pietari Kalm and in some English-language translations as Peter Kalm) was a Swedish-Finnish explorer, botanist, naturalist, and agricultural economist. He was one of the most important apostles of Carl Linnaeus. In 1747 he was commissioned by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to travel to the North American colonies and to bring back seeds and plants that might be useful to agriculture. Among his many scientific accomplishments, Kalm can be credited with the description of Niagara Falls written by a trained scientist; he described this phenomenon along the border of New York and Canada. In addition, he published the first scientific paper on the North American, 17-year periodical cicada, Magicicada septendecim. On his journey from Sweden to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kalm spent six months in England, where he met many of the important botanists of the day. Kalm arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748; there he was befriended by Benjamin Franklin and naturalist John Bartram. Kalm based his explorations at the Swedish-Finnish community of Raccoon (now Swedesboro) in southern New Jersey. This town had been founded as part of the former Swedish colony of New Sweden. There he also served as the substitute pastor of Trinity Church, the local Swedish Lutheran church. Kalm subsequently married the widow of Johan Sandin, the former pastor who had died. He remained in Raccoon until 19 May 1749. Kalm made trips as far west as Niagara Falls and as far north as Montreal and Quebec before returning to Finland in 1751. He took a post as professor at the Turku Academy. In addition to teaching and directing students, he established botanical gardens in Turku.Condition:Lacks map to volume two. Cracked at hinges, intermittent foxing, Provenance: George Bennett (bookplate), book plated removed from volume two, leather scuffed, cracked and chipped, corners bumped, inner hinges cracked, loose end page to volume two, spine ends chipped else a fair set in original binding.

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        Analyse des eaux thermales d'Aix en Savoye ; dans laquelle on expose Les di EDITION ORIGINALE

      Chambéry: De l'Imprimerie de M. F. Gorrin, 1772. Fine. De l'Imprimerie de M. F. Gorrin, Chambéry 1772, in-8 (12x20cm), (4) XI ; 184pp., relié. - first edition not cited by QuÚrard offering date 1773.Plein blond speckled calf time. Smooth back adorned with a piece of red morocco. Small irons set thistles and tassels and gold stars. All slices marbrées.Une guard slightly detached and sitting frotté.Le doctor Savoyard Joseph Daquin addition to its role as a creator of said psychiatrist psychiatric medicine, is of particular interest in the spa and medical hygiene. Upon realizing the ignorance of the thermal waters and their blind prescription he decided to work his research and offer his analysis. He cites in this book national Roman Baths of Aix les Bains, until the nineteenth century that were rediscovered by chance in the year of the publication of his study. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale non citée par Quérard qui propose la date de 1773. Reliure en plein veau blond moucheté d'époque. Dos lisse orné d'une pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Petits fers figurant des chardons et des glands ainsi que des étoiles dorées. Toutes tranches marbrées. Une garde légèrement désolidarisée et un coin frotté. Le médecin savoyard Joseph Daquin, outre son statut de créateur de la médecine psychiatrique dite aliéniste, présente un intérêt tout particulier pour le thermalisme et l'hygiène médicale. C'est en constatant la méconnaissance des eaux thermales et leur prescription aveugle qu'il a décidé de mettre en oeuvres ses recherches et de proposer son Analyse. Il évoque notamment dans cet ouvrage les thermes romains d'Aix les Bains, nationaux jusqu'au XIXe siècle qui furent redécouverts par hasard l'année de la publication de son étude.

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        Phédon ou Entretiens sur la spiritualité et l'immortalité de l'ame EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris|& Bayeux: Chez Saillant et Lepelley, 1772. Fine. Chez Saillant et Lepelley, Paris & Bayeux 1772, in-8 (12x20cm), (2) xxiv ; 342 (2), relié. - First edition of the French translation by Junker, decorated with a nice frontispiece engraved by Monet Menil. Full mottled calf blond at the time. Smooth back adorned with a piece of red morocco, as well as boxes and gilded finials. Gilt fillet on turns. All marbled. Head cover threadbare, a blunt corner and some scuffs. Main philosophical work of Mendelssohn, in which he follows "the same form & the same order as that of Plato (where it depicts the last moments of the life of Socrates), but [he] tried to accommodate its worth metaphysical taste of [his] century "(Preface) by putting into the mouth of Socrates arguments of Leibniz and Descartes. The adaptation of Mendelssohn is best known for having been a criticism by Kant in the second edition of his Critique of Pure Reason. The book was the subject of numerous editions in Germany and was a popular success, contributing to the emancipation of Jewish thought. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française par Junker, ornée d'un beau frontispice de Monet gravé par Menil. Reliure en 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.

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        Principios de fortificacion

      Barcelona: T. Piferrer, 1772. Lucuze, Pedro de (1692-1779). Principios de fortificacion, que contienen las definiciones de los terminos principales de la obras de plaza, y de campa?a . . . 4to. [36], 318, [2, blank]pp. 10 engraved folding plates. Barcelona: Thomas Piferrer, 1772. 202 x 144 mm. Vellum ca. 1772, gilt-lettered spine, front cover a little warped, light wear at corners. Stain on half-title, but a fine, crisp copy.First Edition. Lucuze (also spelled Lucuce) served for over forty years as head of the Mathematics Academy of Barcelona, an institution founded in 1720 for the purpose of training military engineers. Under Lucuze?s leadership, the Academy defined an engineering tradition and established methods of fortification construction that had a lasting influence in Spain. Lucuze?s treatise on the principles of fortification includes a discussion and illustrations of the unusual Spanish U-shaped or horseshoe-pattern fort layouts, which Lucuze described as suitable for the seashore or the banks of a navigable river. The work also describes and illustrates the various types of polygonal military defensive structures then in common use. Ginovart et al., ?Layout and shape of Dürer?s Geschützrondellen in the Spanish defensive architecture: The horseshoe pattern in the Enlightenment,? in Defence Sites II: Heritage and Future, ed. C. A. Brebbia and C. Clark (2014), pp. 41-51.

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