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        JOYOH BUNSHOH ITO GURUMA: THE SPINNING WHEEL OF LETTER WRITING FOR WOMEN.

      SUPERB GRAPHIC RESOURCE ON 18TH CTY WOMEN'S CULTURE IN JAPAN[Osaka 1772, - Kashiwaraya]. Stitched blue wrs., large format,18 x 26 cm., minor edge wear, contents clean, [204]p. wood-block printed on doulbe leaves, 8p. color prints, ca. 75 b willustrations on women's culture, a small old worm hole on Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Beschreibung von Arabien. Aus eigenen Beobachtungen und im Lande selbst gesammleten Nachrichten abgefasset von Varsten Niebuhr.

      København, Nicolaus Møler, 1772. 4to. XLVII + (1) + 431 + (1) s. 25 kobberstukne kart og plansjer, hvorav 10 er foldet. 1 foldet tabell. Samt. helskinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Rødt skinn tittelfelt. Gammelt navn på forsats.. Cont. half calf with five raised bands. Red leather label. 25 engraved plates and maps, of which 10 are folding. 1 folding table. First edition of Niebuhr`s narrative of the important Danish expedition to Arabia

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        Wilhelm II. von Oranien, im Profil dem Tische gegenüber sitzend, auf welchem ein großes offenes Buch liegt. Er hat eine Lorbeerkrone auf dem Haupte. Hinter ihm sitzt sein alter Lehrer Cats mit einer goldenen Kette um den Hals.

      - Radierung, 1772, nach G. Flinck (1615-1660), auf Bütten. 25,1:19,2 cm. Literatur: Nagler 134, III (von III); Jacoby 152; Wessely 121, III (von III) mit der Schrift. – Brillantes Exemplar mit vollem Rand. Provenienz: Sammlung Dr. Rudolf Schwarz, Oberlahnstein, nicht bei Lugt. Schmidt, der seine Ausbildung ab 1727 an der Berliner Akademie, dann ab 1736 in Paris bei dem Kupferstecher N. Larmessin IV (1684-1755) absolvierte, wurde 1742 Mitglied der französischen Akademie. 1744 wurde er nach Berlin als Hofkupferstecher berufen, 1757 ging er nach Petersburg, wo er u.a. eine Kupferstecherschule leitete. 1762 kehrte er nach Berlin zurück.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Rime del Signor Cavaliere D. Alessandro Sappa, patrizio Alessandrino ed Accademico immobile: coll'aggiunta in fine di alcune poesie d'altri soggetti della stessa Accademia

      Alessandria: Nella stamperia d'I. Vimercati, 1772. First Edition. Good antiquarian condition. Two volumes, 8vo. [2], 349, [1]; 296 (i.e. 302) pp. Collation: Vol. 1: [pi]4 A-Y8 (gathering "O" misbound inside-out). Vol. 2: A-S8 T4. Vol. 1 has etched title-page. Vol. 2 has etched vignette on title-page. Ornamental head and tail pieces throughout both volumes. Early ownership inscription on verso if first blank leaf (vol. II without first blank). Original "temporary" bindings of thick pastepaper, covered with contemporary decorated paper by the papermaker Pierre-Fiacre Perdoux (spines soiled; joints chipped and strengthened with glue at an early date, some moderate foxing or browning throughout). This collection of poems is distinguished by the inclusion of a long poem IN PRAISE OF COFFEE (vol. II, pp. 104-113) which is apparently unrecorded in the standard literature on the subject (no copy in the Bancroft Library). Herein the author (Francesco Eugenio Guasco) gives the inexorable truth about coffee: "Del caffe, che le mie noie consola, medicina del celabro, e del petto, delizia del palato, e della gola." Additionally there another interesting poem by Guasco IN PRAISE OF THE TAROT (vol. II, pp. 114-122) which the author calls "Bagattultimo." It effectively an ironic satire, taking the Magician ("Bagatto") as the main figure of the game. This poem is described in great detail by Tarot authority Andrea Vitali in his "Il Giuoco del Bagattultimo: In lode del Dilettevol Giuoco volgarmente chiamato il Bagattultimo" (Le Tarot: Associazione Culturale online) and even gives a full transcription of it. Our copy is bound in contemporary boards that were covered in decorated floral papers BOLDLY SIGNED BY THE PAPERMAKER Pierre-Fiacre Perdoux: "A Orleans Chez Perdoux No 369." Perdoux was an Orleans print publisher; he began his career in the shop of Jean-Baptiste Sevestre (1728-1805), likewise of Orleans. In 1771 Perdoux went into business for himself. His venture was successful: by 1773 his is recorded as a book-seller, and by 1779 he began selling wallpaper and publishing popular prints. At some point Perdoux acquired the stock of woodblocks owned by Sevestre and Jean Le Blond (Sevestre's father-in-law). From 1789 his principal occupation was in publishing political and satirical prints. He retired in 1805, at which time his stock to his son-in-law Huet. Another instance of Perdoux's signed decorated paper is in the Olga Hirsch Collection at the British Library (Hirsch J 1397) which is labeled "No. 416" on the sheet. LITERATURE: N. Garnier, L'imagerie populaire francaise. The "Rime del Signor Cavaliere D. Alessandro Sappa" is decidely uncommon in the United States: OCLC lists just 5 copies, two of which are seriously defective: the LC copy lacks numerous leaves from vol. 1, and HRC lacks vol. 1 altogether. PROVENANCE: In both volumes the bookplate of a hanged Pierrot accompanied by the famous French / Latin cabalistic spell "Aspice Pierrot pendu..." which was thought to protected one's property.

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        Leyes de Recopilacion. Nueva Recopilacion Tomo Primero: contiene los libros primero, segundo, tercero, quarto i quinto. Tomo Segundo: contiene los libros sexto, septimo, octavo y nono.

      1772. . 1772 - Imprenta de Pedro Marin/Imprenta Real de la Gazeta. Madrid. . 2 Vol. . Vol.I: Portada+3 H.+897 pp. Vol.II: Portada+1 H.+794+178 p. Folio. Pasta española. Derecho (General), Historia de España (Borbones), Historia de España (Siglo XVIII), Siglo XVIII . Interesante texto legal en el que se recopilan en un solo cuerpo todas las leyes vigentes en España en la época, derogándose las que resultaran injustas o contrarias a otras o simplemente aquéllas cuya aplicación diese problemas prácticos. Esta refundición incluye normas relativas a todos los ámbitos entonces regulados: económicas, administrativas, de nobleza e hidalguía, relacionadas con la vida religiosa, penales, familiares, pleitos, etc. Se trata, de alguna forma, de un precedente de la primera constitución española de 1812, en el sentido de suponer un esfuerzo de homogeneización de un cuerpo jurídico entonces disperso y poco práctico para su aplicación real, sin duda una de las mayores preocupaciones de los gobernantes de la época en la que nacieron la gran mayoría de las constituciones europeas.

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        TEXTIL, RECUEIL DE PLANCHES SUR LES SCIENCIES, ALEMBERT Y DIDEROT

      Chez Briasson Paris. 1772. 30h+239 Bellas Planchas. L'imprimerie de Le Breton. Holandesa con puntas. Enciclopedia de Alembert y Diderot de la Artes. 1a Edición. Tomo XI y ultimo. Tratado Textil. Completamente ilustrado de bellíssimas láminas grabadas a doble pagina y desplegables, un total de 239 por Goussier Del Bernard Fecit. Una obra exepcional. Buen estado y muy buen papel de impresión. Ref 1.7 Biblioteca A. 1ª Edición. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

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        The Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero to Several of His Friends: With Remarks By William Melmoth, Esq ; the Second Edition. In Three Volumes

      London : Printed for J. Dodsley 1772 - 3 Volume Set. 477p., 468p., 384p., ill. vignettes, erratas and indices. Bound in contemporary full calf leather. Ornate gilt spine. Ornate gilt tooling to boards. Marbled endpages. Good bindings and covers. Chipping to head of Vol. 2 with slight loss. Bookplate on front pastedown to each volume. Clean, unmarked pages. Translation of Ad familiares. The works of Cicero were important to many American statesmen as a modern of republican government and the civic ideal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Candid Disquisition of the Principles and Practices of the Most Antient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons; .

      - [Boston] London; Printed: Reprinted and sold by Brother William M'Alpine, Boston 1772. Octavo sheep (publisher's? - the endpapers seem to be on identical paper to the text stock; a little scuffed); [4],xiv,[2],256pp. Generally foxed but still a very good, quite crisp copy; absolutely original. An inscription erased from inside the front board but handsomely inscribed on the second blank: 'Stephen Meeds's Book 1774'. 'A veritable gem for English Masonic collectors to look out for (it may be for years, it may be forever), as it is excessively rare'. (Sale catalogue of Charles W. Frederickson, sold in New York by Bangs in 1897). Maybe a little hyperbolic as I have found three copies sold in auction in the 20th century; the last one (1994, miscatalogued as London 1772) was cheap ($250) but seemed a pretty horrible copy. Calcott's book was first published in London in 1769 and it both superseded the first authoritive text, Anderson's 'Constitutions' (1723 and revised in 1738), and did much to heal the schism between Ancient and Modern Freemasonry that lasted into the early 19th century. Calcott himself remains obscure, he seems to have been something of a mendicant scholar, of whom Mackey said: 'It is a romantic fact . that words written down in 1750 or 1760 by this only half-known, gentle, much wandering man, two or three times described in Lodge Minutes as 'in unfortunate circumstances,' should afterwards be on the tongues of millions of men who have never so much as heard his name!' Mackey says that he was known to be in America twice, in the Carolinas, and it is possible that he visited New York and Boston. The Frederickson catalogue goes on to claim this as perhaps the first 'purely' American Masonic book of any importance. Now this is disingenuous; it doesn't seem likely that neither Frederickson nor Bangs' cataloguer didn't know of Benjamin Franklin's 1734 printing of Anderson's 'Constitutions'. So the claim then hinges on the American content of the two books. In between all I can find are Joseph Green's satirical squibs printed in Boston and a Masonic songbook briefly believed to be printed in Quebec in 1765 but actually printed in Scotland. We have a list of 405 subscribers in the Provinces of Massachusetts, New York, and Nova Scotia, the Colony of Connecticut; as well as the details of the three Boston Lodges. And we have nine songs not included in the London edition. By the way, the American Antiquarian Society notes that the only oratorio libretto that they can find printed in America before 1815 is 'Solomon's Temple' printed here, just before the extra nine songs. Stephen Meeds is listed as a private in the Westford company of minutemen who turned out for the first battle of the revolution on April 19th 1775 (Joseph Warren was, by the way again, a Grand Master and subscribed for six copies, and Paul Revere and fellow rider John Pulling are among the subscribers to this book). He reappears here and there among revolutionary documents: he signed the Association Test in Portsmouth in 1776 and he is listed as a Lieutenant of Marines on the Portsmouth privateer 'Raleigh' in 1777. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau traité de la Sphère, exposé en différentes métodes, pour en faciliter la conoissance & l'usage aux commençans, avec les réponses aux questions choisies sur l'histoire & La géographie universelle

      Deux titres en un volume in / 12, reliure plein veau du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons et titre doré contenant : Nouveau traité de la Sphère : A Paris, chez Marc Bordelet, 1772. 57 p. La géographie universelle : chez Pierre François Giffart, 1772. 18 cartes aquarellées rempliées (dont une planisphère), 2 f., xxiv p; 374 p., 1 f. Auréole sur le coin inférieur droit des 120 permières pages ainsi que sur certaines pages de façon sporadique. Français relié Bon état

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Guiseppe Bracci / Antoine Cardon bei Filippo Morghen, "Icon Sinus Baiarum uti nuper videbatur veterumtestimoniis comprobatum ..".

      . dat. 1772, 47,5 x 67,5. Sehr seltene, ostorientierte Karte, die die Gegend um Puzzuoli zeigt. Aus "le antichita di Pozzuoli, Baja e Cum" ??. - Oben links der Titel, unten links eine weitere Kartusche mit antiken Allegorien. Gebiet: Bacoli - Pozzuoli - Bagnoli.

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        Ellis's Husbandry, Abridged and methodized: Comprehending the Most Useful Articles of Practical Agriculture.

      London: Printed for W. Nicoll. 1772 - FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo, 213 x 123 mms., pp. xx, 516; [viii], 528 [529 - 567, 568 blank], including half-title in volume 1, contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, green morocco numbering labels; fragments of title labels, joints very slightly cracked but quite firm, corners worn, but a very good set, with G. E. Fussell's autograph on the verso of the front free end-paper in volume, below a contemporary inscription, "Henry Christopher Wise his Book/ with Profit improving, therein may be had/ Monday May 19th 1777." William Ellis (c. 1700 - 1758) wrote a number of books on agriculture, the value of which was sometimes disputed by farmers. The present work is an abridgment of an eight-volume The Modern Husbandman, published in instalments and finished by 1744, though some of Ellis's other works are referenced in the abridgment. In her ODNB entry on Ellis, Anne Pimlott Baker comments, "Ellis's Husbandry Abridged and Methodized, a compendium of all his works on agriculture, appeared in 1772 in two volumes, and the editor defended Ellis, claiming that many of his observations were valuable." A similar observation was made when the book was reviewed in The Monthly Review in 1772, with the reviewer describing Ellis as a "rough diamond" and his various work son agriculture forming a "rude, indigested heap." He condludes favourably, "[W]e shall readily acknowledge that we think the public is obliged to [the Editor] for what he has done; as the sterling sense of this writer, which lay scattered through so enormous a mass of dross, was certainly worth the extracting. We could have wished that The Editor. had done something more than merely drawing his pen through the superfluous passages; that he had not been so very sparing of his notes; that he had attended more to the accuracy of his Author's language." George E. Fussell (1889 - 1990), whose copy this was, alludes to the book on page 6 of More Old English Farming Books., 1731 to 1793 (1950). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        A Voyage round the World Performed by Order of His most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769 in the Frigate La Boudeuse, and the store-ship L'Etoile

      London: J. Nourse and T. Davies, 1772. Quarto, five folding maps and folding plate of Tahitian canoes, a couple of repaired short tears to the plates; a few spots through the text, owner's ink note at start; contemporary half calf, elaborately gilt flat spine with red morocco label, marbled sides; overall a very attractive copy. First English edition, by Forster. 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).

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        ISENBURG. - Karte. "Carte von denen Wiedischen und Nieder Isenburgischen Landen mit den daran gräntzenden Landen, Ortschaften und Flüssen, nebst dem Prospect vom Schloß und Flecken Isenburg".

      - Altkol. Kupferstich nach Johann Friedrich Düntzfeld, dat. 1772, 58 x 104 cm. Gesamtkarte der Wiedischen und Isenburgischen Lande. Zeigt den Lauf der Lahn von der Mündung in den Rhein über Nassau, Diez, Runkel und Weilburg bis Selters, im Norden bis zur Sieg reichend. Der Rheinlauf ist dargestellt bis Bonn, die Mosel im Westen bis Alken. Rechts oben große Titelkartusche mit Ansicht von Isenburg. Die Städte und Orte sind als kleine Vogelschauansichten bzw. Befestigungspläne eingezeichnet. - Sehr schönes, kräftiges Altkolorit. Seltene, detailreiche Karte.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Catulli, Tibulli, et Propertii Opera

      Small 8vo. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1772. Small 8vo, 276 pp. Original vellum, gilt rules with floral pattern, green and red morocco backstrip labels. Front joint weakening, minor rubbing to forecorners, else remarkably fine. Baskerville's "12mo" edition of the complete works of the three Roman poets, published soon after his quarto edition. The title-page seems to be in the state with the oversized 'T' in Catullus (although the discrepancy is minute); and A2 uncancelled. The vellum binding with six decorative morocco backstrip labels is elegant and handsome, as is the stencilled bookmark of I. W. Hanmer, Ch[rist] Ch[urch], with his ink signature dated 1797. The brightly marbled endpapers in orange and pink colors may indicate an origin for the binding from Baskerville?s binder, who used unusually bright marbled endpapers. Gaskell 45.

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        VOYAGE EN CALIFORNIE POUR L'OBSERVATION DU PASSAGE DE VÉNUS SUR LE DISQUE DU SOLEIL, LE 3 JUIN 1769

      Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1772.. [4],170,[2]pp. plus large copper-engraved plan of Mexico City, three copper-engraved plates, and a folding letterpress table. Quarto. Half title. Contemporary mottled calf, elaborately gilt with gilt leather label, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. Three bookplates on the front pastedown. Small ink library stamp on half title and titlepage, an occasional fox mark, short repaired tear to verso of folding plan. Internally clean. Very good, a tall handsome copy, with wide margins. A rare account of a scientific expedition to observe astronomical phenomena in California. Astronomer Jean Chappe d?'Auteroche, who had observed the transit of Venus in Siberia in 1761, was sent by the French government to Baja California to observe it again when it reappeared on June 3, 1769. The transit is illustrated in the plate facing p.96. En route to Baja, Chappe d'Auteroche made stops in Vera Cruz, Guadalajara, and San Blas. "A thrilling account of a race against time to reach Lower California before the transit of Venus occurred. After nerve-racking delays, which began in Spain, and narrow escapes from disaster, the goal was reached late in May. Two days after the transit was observed a malignant fever spread through the little group and Chappe d?'Auteroche, who nursed the sick and dying, took it himself and died on the first of August. Mr. Cowan is quite incorrect in his note on this book, saying 'this celestial phenomenon was visible only upon the coast of California.' It was in fact visible throughout the western hemisphere and expeditions to observe it were sent to numerous stations. Also Spain not only knew of the expedition, but in the end co-operated in every way to make it a success" - Streeter. Includes a large folding plan of Mexico City. The Volkmann copy, with his bookplate. COWAN, p.114. HILL 278. HOWES C299, "aa." SABIN 12003. STREETER SALE 2443. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 158. HOWELL 50:40.

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        A set of 25 [of 26] alphabet cards taken from Wynne's Choice Emblems, Natural, Historical, Fabulous, Moral, and Divine, for the Improvement and Pastime of Youth

      Each card measures portrait: 10.6 x 6.8 cm. Each has the letter in upper and lower case above a hand-coloured wood engraved emblem, beneath which is a single word that sums up the quality of character depicted in the emblem; below a five line moral, with each word are divided into syllables.Each card has a decorative border. Lacking the card for F. A facsimile supplied from a variant set in the Cotsen collection. There is some minor spotting and browning and soiling; 4 of the cards have creases - 'Z ' being particularly creased and consequently frail; else a very good set contained in a recent folding drop-backed morocco gilt box. The cards were probably issued in a printed wrapper, without which it is impossible to determine the publisher or the date. However, the paper is clearly 18th century, and the publisher is probably the firm of Newbery. The first two editions of Wynne's Choice Emblems (1772 & 1775) were issued solely by the publisher George Riley; the third and fourth editions jointly by Riley and a member of the Newbery family. From the fifth edition onwards, until John Harris took over the firm of Elizabeth Newbery, all editions were issued solely with the Newbery imprint. Alphabet cards of this date are of the greatest rarity. Teaching aids and games, issued by the firm of Newbery, with one or two exceptions in the case of table games, are virtually unheard of.Rare. Previously known only by the set held at The Cotsen Children's Library.

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        Scots Magazine (1772)

      Edinburgh: A. Murray and J. Cochran, 1772. 1st Edition. 1/2 Leather. Vg. 8vo. Complete year including appendix for 1772.728 pages plus index.Volume 34. with fold out map of Poland & plan of dutch shack. . Naturally has much America including lead up to the revolutionalry war. excellent condition inside and out

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        VOYAGE EN CALIFORNIE POUR L'OBSERVATION DU PASSAGE DE VÉNUS SUR LE DISQUE DU SOLEIL, LE 3 JUIN 1769.

      Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1772. - [4],170,[2]pp. plus large copper-engraved plan of Mexico City, three copper-engraved plates, and a folding letterpress table. Quarto. Half title. Contemporary mottled calf, elaborately gilt with gilt leather label, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. Three bookplates on the front pastedown. Small ink library stamp on half title and titlepage, an occasional fox mark, short repaired tear to verso of folding plan. Internally clean. Very good, a tall handsome copy, with wide margins. A rare account of a scientific expedition to observe astronomical phenomena in California. Astronomer Jean Chappe d’Auteroche, who had observed the transit of Venus in Siberia in 1761, was sent by the French government to Baja California to observe it again when it reappeared on June 3, 1769. The transit is illustrated in the plate facing p.96. En route to Baja, Chappe d'Auteroche made stops in Vera Cruz, Guadalajara, and San Blas. "A thrilling account of a race against time to reach Lower California before the transit of Venus occurred. After nerve-racking delays, which began in Spain, and narrow escapes from disaster, the goal was reached late in May. Two days after the transit was observed a malignant fever spread through the little group and Chappe d’Auteroche, who nursed the sick and dying, took it himself and died on the first of August. Mr. Cowan is quite incorrect in his note on this book, saying 'this celestial phenomenon was visible only upon the coast of California.' It was in fact visible throughout the western hemisphere and expeditions to observe it were sent to numerous stations. Also Spain not only knew of the expedition, but in the end co-operated in every way to make it a success" - Streeter. Includes a large folding plan of Mexico City. The Volkmann copy, with his bookplate. COWAN, p.114. HILL 278. HOWES C299, "aa." SABIN 12003. STREETER SALE 2443. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 158. HOWELL 50:40.

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        Beschreibung seiner Reise nach der Nordsee, wie er in den Jahren 1767 und 1768 an die Küsten von Island, Grönland, Färoer, Shetland, der Orkneys und Norwegen gethan.

      Leipzig, Crusius, 1772. - Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 2 gefalteten Kupferkarten, 3 Blatt, 342 Seiten, Lederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, 19,5 x 12 cm, Einband leicht berieben, innen etwas gebräunt, Frontispiz, Titel, das letzte Blatt und die Karten etwas stärker. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe, zuerst 1771 in Paris erschienen. "Zum Schutz ihrer Fischfangflotte entsandte die französische Kriegsmarine jeden Sommer auch eine Fregatte in die Gewässer um Island. Die Schiffsbesatzung hatte außerdem den Auftrag, die Küsten zu vermessen. Als erste segelten die Schiffe „La Folle" und „L'Hirondelle" 1767/68 unter dem Kommando von Yves Joesph de Keguelen-Trémarec, der später die nach ihm benannte Inselgruppe im südlichen Indischen Ozean entdeckte." (Neumann, Island S. 85). Das Frontispiz zeigt einen Nordländer im Kampf mit einem Bären, die Karten die norweg. Küste und die Nordsee mit der Reiseroute. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung von Arabien. Aus eigenen Beobachtungen und im Lande selbst gesammelten Nachrichten abgefasset.

      Kopenhagen : Möller, 1772.. XLVII, (1), 431, (1) S., mit 26 Tafeln (9 davon gefaltet, davon 7 Karten). Halbleinen.. Mittelmäßiger bis guter Zustand. Schmuckloser Einband neuester Zeit. Papier leicht braunfleckig, vereinzelt mittelstark braunfleckig. Titel mit hinterlegtem Einriss. Tafeln in gutem Zustand. Die 2 großen Karten mit vereinzelten Anmerkungen und Einzeichnungen. Bindung leicht schadhaft, eine Lage gelockert. Sehr leichter Kellergeruch. Altdeutsche Schrift / Fraktur. / Fair to good condition. Cover from our time. Slightly foxed paper, partly stronger foxed. Cover with underlayed tear. Plates in good condition, the 2 large maps with isolated marginalia. Binding slightly damaged, 1 layer slightly loosened. Very slight smell. Gothic letters.

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

      Kopenhagen, Möller, 1772.. Mit 1 Titelillustration, 6 (1 farb.) gefalteten Karten, ca. 23 Illustr. auf 19 (3 gefalteten, davon 2 farb.) Tafeln u. 1 genealogischen Falttafel. XLVII, 1 Bl., 431 S. Gr. 8°. Späterer Halbleinenband, dieser ganz gering fleckig, berieben u. bestoßen. Buntpapierbezug. Namenszug und Datum a. d. Vorsatz (J. Euting 1867). Tls. etwas fleckig und geknickt. 1 farbige Falttafel mit Riß im Innensteg, 1 Falttafel mit kleinem Riß im Rand, 3 Blatt mit kleinem Riß im weißen Rand, sonst gutes Exemplar. (1200 Gr.). Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne telefonisch zur Verfügung!Vgl. Cox I/237; Embacher 217 u. 352; Henze III/602 ff; Lipperheide Lc 6. Niebuhr gilt als der größte Landreisende des 18 Jh. und der erste messende Orient-Forscher. Die Teilnehmer der von J. D. Michaelis angeregten Reise waren neben Niebuhr der Philologe F. C. van Haven, der Naturforscher P. Forskal, der Arzt Chr. Cramer, der Maler und Kupferstecher G. W. Baurenfeind sowie ein Diener namens Berggren. Niebuhr war der einzige der nach 7 Jahren von dieser Expedition lebend zurück kam (nach Henze). Bei dem Vorbesitzer handelt es sich vermutlich um Julius Euting, den 1839 in Stuttgart geborenen Orientalisten der 1883-1884 in Nord- und Zentralarabien reiste (vgl. Henze II,186).

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        Jeanne Gray, Anecdote Angloise

      J. P. Costard, Paris 1772 - 102 pps, frontis, w/ engravings to pg 1 and 102. Leather boards chipped t/b to 1/2 inch, hinges cracking, but holding well. Damp stain top outside corner, marginal, but just touching text last 5 leaves. d'Ussieux was a journalist and author of some note, and, if memory serves, a player in the French Revolution. This book is a fictionalized account of the life and execution of Lady Jane Gray. Stark frontis of a beheaded Lady, depressing, but rare first edition. Fr Lang. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON.FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1773.

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by D. Hall and W. Sellers, []. 1772 - [36]pp. including in-text woodcut illustrations. 12mo. Printed self- wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. A few contemporary ink manuscript notes in margins of text. Light scattered foxing. Overall very good, untrimmed. A post-Franklin Poor Richard's almanac, containing numerous "choice Hints relating to Agriculture," health remedies, and a series of 18th-century jests. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5]. DRAKE 9981. EVANS 12551. NAIP w036820.

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

      Chez Saillant & Nyon, libraires, 1772. ( IN FRENCH - EN FRANÇAIS ) 366 pages; Édition originale. ------------ Livre à couverture originale de cuir avec papier marbré à l'intérieur des plats. Le plat avant est un peu fragile. Rousseurs sur le papier, surtout sur les premières pages (incluant la page titre). Le coin haut de la deuxième page a été découpé et cette parte porte le nom d'un ancien propriétaire (E. R. Faribault, Ottawa). Il n'y a pas d'autres marques à l'intérieur. Le corps du livre est solide, sans pages détachées ou même fragiles. État moyen. . Rigide. Moyen. 12mo.

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        COMOEDIÆ

      John Baskerville, Birmingham, England 1772 - 4to. contemporary if not original full leather, gilt rules, five raised bands on spine, all edges gilt. (ii), 364 pages. Text in Latin. Gaskell 46. "Terence" was a second century B.C. Roman playwright inspired by Greek comedy. This work is a collection of his comedies. Front outside joint cracked. Rubbed and scuffed at edges. Endpapers tanned near edges. Foxing on endpapers and title. Previous owner's names on front free endpaper and title. Light foxing in text. contemporary if not original full leather, gilt rules, five raised bands on spine, all edges gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geometrischer Grundriß des Saal - Creißes.

      O.O., o.V., um 1772.. Manuskriptkarte mit Grenzkolorit, Bildausschnitt 64,5 x 88 cm, Blattgr. 67,5 x 91,5 cm.. Manuskriptkarte des letzten Viertes des 18. Jahrhunderts, zeigt den große Teile von Ostthüringen entlang des Laufes der Saale, dargestellt sind die Ämter Saalfeld, Gräffental, Zelle, Orlamünde und Leuchtenburg; unten rechts "Verzeichniß derer merckwürdigsten Umstände in dem zu den Herzogthum Altenburg gehörigen Saal - Creiße", sowie Erklärung der Zeichen, darüber befindet sich eine Windrose. In die Karte sind neben Städten und Dörfern Gutshäuser, Ruinen, Forsthäuser, Mühlen, Gasthäuser usw. eingetragen; die Karte ist auf Leinwand aufgezogen und hat am linken Rand einen Einriß, ein Unikat, wie jede Manuskriptkarte.

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        Des klugen Beamten auserlesener Criminal-Proceß, worinnen von dem Ursprung der Criminal-Verordnung unter Kayser Maximiliano I. wie auch von dem Criminal-Proceß überhaupt und insbesondere, und von denen Straffen nach dem Göttlichen- Römischen- alten Deutschen- Carolingischen- und vielen Landes-Gesetzen, auf eine wohlbegreifliche Weisegehandelt wird; nebst Beyfügung der hierzu nöthigen Peinlichen Hals-Gerichts- Ordnung Carls des Vten. Nürnberg, G. N. Raspe 1760. 4°. 4 Bll., 742 S., 12 Bll., mit gest. Frontispiz u. 1 (gefalt.) Kupfertafel, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Holzmann-B. 3613 - Hayn-G. VI, 179 - Humpert 2917 (Ausg. 1772).- Erste Ausgabe.- "Seltenes u. wenig bekanntes Werk" (Hayn-G.) zum Strafrecht.- Der Jurist Chr. H. Schweser (1647 - 1681) war Geheimer Rat und Probst in Ansbach.- Behandelt Zauberei, Vergewaltigung, Entführung, Vergiftung, Bigamie, Sodomie u.a.- Das Frpntispiz gest. v. G. D. Heumann; die Tafel zeigt Folterwerkzeuge.- Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben u. bestoßen, ob. Kapal u. Gelenk leicht wurmspurig.

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        Neueste Reisebeschreibung durch die vornehmsten Provinzen der Ottomannischen Pforte, mit möglichster Kürze entworfen. Berlin u. Leipzig, 1772. 8°. 2 Bll., 169 S., Pbd. d. Zt.

      . . Nicht in Holzmann-B.- Selten.- Der anonyme Verfasser dieser Schrift stützt sich weitgehend auf eigene Beobachtungen in der Türkei und beschreibt in 174 Kapiteln u.a.: "Staatsveränderungen des türkischen Reichs. Der europäischen Türkei Gränzen und vornehmste Flüsse, Provinzen, Städte, Inseln und zinsbare Fürsten. Landesproducte. Von allerley Thieren. Lebensart der Einwohner, Gewohnheiten der Türken. Zustand der Religion und des Kirchenstaates. Zustand der Wissenschaften und Gelehrsamkeit. Regierungsform und Thronfolge. Des türkischen Kaisers Hofstaat. Von der Landmacht. Von dem Justizwesen.- Innendeckel mit Exlibris, Titel verso gestempelt, Rücken erneuert, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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        PHYSICA DE LOS ARBOLES, en la qual se trata de la anatomia de las plantas y de la economia vegetal, ó sea introducción al tratado general de Bosques y Montes, Con una disertación sobre la utilidad de los métodos botánicos escrita en francés por el célebre Mr. Duhamel du Monceau y traducida al castellano con varias notas por el Dr. D. Casimiro Ortega,.

      Madrid 1772 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII, sobre botanica y agricultura con grabados calcográficos. Publicación: Madrid; Joachin Ibarra, 1772. Descripción fisica: cuarto mayor (26 cm.) 2 volumenes. Tomo primero: Anteportada, portada, XCII páginas, 28 láminas. Tomo segundo: Anteportada, portada, 2 hojas, 371 páginas, 22 láminas. Encuadernación plena piel de época con nervios y dorados en el lomo. Conservación: Regular estado, leves signos de humedad en los dos volumenes y pequeños puntos de xilofago en el tomo I en las primeras hojas sin afectar al texto. Revisado completo Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau(Pithiviers,1 20 de julio de 1700 - París 13 de agosto de 1782) fue un ingeniero naval, físico, botánico, químico, agrónomo, inspector general de la marina, escritor científico francés. Participó en la fundación de la "Académie de marina de Brest", el 31 de julio de 1752, y publicó Les éléments d'architecture navale ("Elementos de arquitectura naval"). PPP1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, Printers to the University, Oxford 1772. 4to. Engraved titlepage: The Historical part of the Holy Bible. or the Old and New Testament Exquisitely and Accurately describ'd in near Three hundred Historys. Engraven by John Sturt, From Designs of the Greatest masters. Engraved frontispiec portrait of King George II. Unpaginated. Richly illustrated with engraved plates with several images on each. With 7 folding engrave maps. Elegant contemporary full red morocco binding with richly gilt decorations on spine and boards and with inside gilt borders. All three edges gilt. Upper spine-end slightly rubbed. Armorail 19th century bookplate on front pastedown and on front endpaper. Bookplate on verso of front endpaper. Name on front flyleaf. Old name on top of engraved title. Genealogical 18th century notes on back flyleaf.. Attractive, well-preserved copy

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        De las Leyes de Recopilacion

      3 volumes.[12]-901 pages; [4]-794 with index pages; [12]-430, [1]-514+lxiii pages. Folio (13 3/4" x 9 3/4") bound in period half leather with red label and gilt lettering to spine with marbled boards. Volumes I and III published in 1775, volume II 1772. Volume III titled Tomo Tercero de Autos Acordados, que ontiniene nueve libros .he Laws of the Indies (Spanish: Leyes de Indias) are the entire body of laws issued by the Spanish Crown for the American and Philippine possessions of its empire. They regulated social, political and economic life in these areas. The laws are composed of myriad decrees issued over the centuries and the important laws of the 16th century, which attempted to regulate the interactions between the settlers and natives, such as the Laws of Burgos (1512) and the New Laws (1542). Throughout the 400 years of Spanish presence in these parts of the world, the laws were compiled several times, most notably in 1680 under Charles II in the Recopilación de las Leyes de los Reynos de Indias (Compilation of the Laws of the Kingdoms of the Indies). This became considered the classic collection of the laws, although later laws superseded parts of it, and other compilations were issued. The 1680 compilation set the template by which the laws were organized. The Spanish colonies in the Americas sometimes generated conflicts between indigenous peoples ('Natives' or 'Indians') and the Spanish colonists. The Spanish attempted to control the Natives to force their labor. At the same time, conflicts on policy and implementation occurred between the colonists and the Crown. Two of the main sets of laws issued in the 16th century regulated Spanish interaction with the Native peoples, an issue about which the Crown quickly became concerned soon after the voyages of Christopher Columbus and his governorship. The Laws of Burgos (1512), signed by King Ferdinand II of Aragon, focused upon the welfare of the conquered native peoples. The issue was revisited after Bartolomé de las Casas brought attention to abuses being carried out by encomenderos. The Laws of Burgos were revised by the New Laws of 1542 issued by Charles I and quickly revised again in 1552, after the laws met resistance from colonists. These were followed by the Ordinances Concerning Discoveries in 1573, which forbade any unauthorized operations against independent native Americans. To guide and regularize the establishment of presidios (military towns), missions, and pueblos (civilian towns), King Phillip II developed the first version of the Laws of the Indies. This comprehensive guide was composed of 148 ordinances to aid colonists in locating, building, and populating settlements. They codified the city planning process and represented some of the first attempts at a general plan. Signed in 1573, the Laws of the Indies are considered the first wide-ranging guidelines towards design and development of communities. These laws were heavily influenced by Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture and Leon Battista Alberti's treatises on the subject.Condition:Attractively rebound. All titles laid down, some marginal paper repairs and staining else a very nice set.

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

      London 1772 - Priestley, Joseph (1733-1804). Observations on different kinds of air. In: Philosophical Transactions 62 (1772): 147-264, 1 folding copperplate. Whole volume, 4to. xiv, 494, [2, including errata]pp. 12 (of 14) folding copperplates, lacking Plates III and IV* (not affecting the Priestley paper). London: Davis, 1772. 222 x 171 mm. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards in period style. Light foxing and toning, a few small tears in plates repaired, occasional offsetting from plates, but very good. Faint embossed library stamp on title and last few leaves.First Edition. The first of Priestley's remarkable papers on pneumatic chemistry. "In this essay Priestley showed that in air collected after the processes of combustion, respiration or putrefaction, one-fifth of the volume disappeared. He had also observed that mint grew vigorously in air tainted by animal respiration and that evidently plants reversed the process of polluting the air as respiration did. In this paper he also announced two new gases that he had obtained- nitrous oxide and carbonic oxide; these won him the Royal Society's Copley medal" (Dibner 40). Priestley's hundreds of experiments on different types of "air," carried out over several years, led to the identification of numerous gases, including ammonia, nitrogen dioxide and (most importantly) oxygen, which Priestley obtained in 1774 by heating mercuric oxide. Priestley's experiments with gases led Cavendish and Watt to discover the compound nature of water, and it was this revelation, coupled with Priestley's isolation of oxygen, that formed the experimental basis of Lavoisier's new oxidation chemistry. Printing and the Mind of Man 217. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OBSERVATIONS ON MOUNT VESUVIUS, MOUNT ETNA, AND OTHER VOLCANOS [bound with] THE GRAVE BY ROBERT BLAIR TO WHICH IS ADDED GRAY'S ELEGY IN A COUNTRY CHURCH YARD

      London: T. Cadell, 1772. First Edition, one of 750 copies.. Full Leather. Octavo. iv, 179, [1] p. (A2, B-M8, N2). 5 plates and 1 folding map; map has early repair on the back along the fold; some toning from that repair is visible on the front; closed tear near where it is stubbed in; foxing; other plates are only lightly foxed; offsetting of the images to adjacent pages; one page with a pencil marginal note; one page with an early ink initial in the margin; title page is evenly toned; full bound in contemporary calf with red morocco title label. A remarkable book with some dramatic engraved plates. Scarce. ESTC T70123. Bound together with "The Grave by Robert Blair to which is added Gray's Elegy in a Country Church Yard," London: John Fielding, 1785 (New Edition, vi, 40pp). Engraved frontispiece and title page; center bifolium of final signature is a little loose.

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        New-England's Memorial: or, A brief relation of the most memorable and remarkable passages of the providence of God, manifested to the planters of New-England, in America; with special reference to the first colony thereof, called New-Plymouth

      [Newport, R.I.]: Boston, printed; Newport, reprinted, and sold by S. Southwick, 1772. Third edition. Later calf, red morocco gilt label. Light wear along joint and fore edge, early ink notations erased from title with small resulting hole, leaves browned with occasional soiled spot or dampstain, leaves A3 through A6 apparently supplied from another copy, chip to lower fore corner with loss of a few words on L3 and repair to T4 with loss of single letter, lacks subscriber list at end; red morocco bookplate on free front endpaper. 12mo. ?This book is one of those commonly referred to as ?the corner-stone? of the early history of New England, and its accurate and full account of transactions there from 1620 to 1668 justify its claim to that title," (Ives Catalogue). Provenance: Frank C. Deering (red morocco gilt book label). Deering's Collection was bought by the Newberry in 1967. Sabin 51014. Evans 12469. Howes M851 (aa). Alden Rhode Island 491. Bradford 3710. Leclerc 964. Lowdnes 1620.

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        Rom, Salita von S. Nicola da Tolentino mit Turm und Teil der Fassade von S. Caio im Hintergrund.

      . Aquarell, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten signiert "Nerly.". 40,3:33,6 cm.. Nach dem frühen Tod seines Vaters wuchs Nerly - diesen Namen gab er sich erst in Italien - in der Familie seines Hamburger Onkels auf, der schon früh seine zeichnerische Begabung förderte. Von dem Maler H.J. Herterich (1772-1852) erhielt er Unterricht, nachfolgend wurde er Lehrling in dessen mit M.S. Speckter (1764-1845) gegründeten Steindruckerei. 1823-1827 war er Schüler von Freiherr K.F. von Rumohr auf dessen Gut Rothenhausen bei Hamburg. Mit Rumohr unternahm er in diesen Jahren Reisen, so nach Dänemark und Ende 1827 über den Harz nach Thüringen, Weimar, Dresden und München eine Reise nach Italien, wo sie 1828 ankamen. Nach dem Abschied von Rumohr ging Nerly nach Rom, wo er bis 1835 ansässig war. Von dort aus unternahm er mehrere Ausflüge nach Olevano, in die Albaner Berge, nach Terracina, Unteritalien und Sizilien. In Rom selbst spielte er eine bedeutende Rolle innerhalb der deutschen Künstlerschaft, so war er beispielsweise Generalissimus der Ponte-Molle-Gesellschaft. Zu seinen Freunden zählten hier F. Preller (1804-1878), E. Speckter (1806-1835) und J.C. Reinhart (1761-1847). Nachdem er 1835 Rom verließ, um eigentlich nach Deutschland zurückzukehren, führte ihn eine zwei Jahre währende Reise über Genua und Mailand nach Venedig, wo er sich schließlich niederließ und heiratete. Kurze Aufenthalte in Tirol und Oberitalien, 1850 und 1862 nach Deutschland und 1871 nach Rom folgten in den nächsten Jahren. Unser nahezu modern anmutendes Blatt mit den breit aufgefaßten Flächen ist einem im Besitz des Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesmuseums befindlichen Werk von Nerly sowohl in Farbgebung als auch Duktus verwandt, das 1833 datiert ist und Sorrent zeigt (vgl. Ausst. Katalog: Friedrich Nerly und die Künstler um Carl Friedrich von Rumohr, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, Kloster Cismar/Landesmuseum Mainz, Neumünster 1991, S. 166, Nr. 62, Abb. S. 127). Hier wie dort zeigt sich sein freier malerischer und spontaner Vortrag und eine Art der Auffassung, die nicht dem akademischen Kunstkanon jener Zeit entsprach und spätere Tendenzen der Freilichtmalerei, nicht zuletzt zu beobachten an der Wahl des Bildausschnitts, vorwegzunehmen scheinen. Die Salita von S. Nicola da Tolentino ist eine Verbindungsstraße zwischen via XX Settembre und via Barberini. Bis zum Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts hieß sie noch Vicolo Sterrato und war ein beliebtes Motiv verschiedener Maler. So ist z.B. ein Aquarell von S. Corrodi (1810-1892) überliefert, das ebenfalls diese Straße zeigt, allerings ist der Standort weiter entfernt (vgl. Ausst. Katalog: Chr. Steinhoff, Salomon Corrodi und seine Zeit 1810-1892. Fehraltorf 1992, Nr. 93). Nerly wohnte in Rom unweit der gezeigten Straße, in der nahe gelegenen via Sant Isidoro.

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        Fonderie en Caracteres d'Imprimerie, Précédée de la Gravure des Poinçons, les deux Arts contenant huit Planches. [and] Caracteres et Alphabets de langues mortes et vivantes, Contenant vingt-cinq Planches. [Extracted from: DIDEROT, Denis, & Jean Le Rond d'ALEMBERT, editors. Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers. Recueil de Planches, sur les Sciences, les Arts Libéraux, et les Arts Mechaniques, avec leur Explication]

      [Paris, 1772. Pp. 1-3, [4, blank]; 8 copper-engraved plates, Goussier del., Prévost fecit.; 1-17, [18, blank]; 25 copper-engraved plates, Goussier or Des Hauterayes del., Niodot Sculp. 1 vols. Folio. Disbound, in later paper wrappers. Some soiling to margins, adhesion of wrappers at gutter of first and last pages, generally near fine. An important selection of 33 printing-related plates from the Récueil de Planches, that extraordinary illustrated supplement to the magnificent Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert. The plates depict the typefounding process and the alphabets and characters of more than 40 languages, from Assyrian and Hebrew to Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese, and Bengali; the explanatory text gives a concise account of the various arts and a more detailed account of linguistic scholarship current in the mid- to late eighteenth century. Printing and the Mind of Man describes the Encyclopedie as "a monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason; a prime motive force in undermining the ancien régime and in heralding the French Revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth-century civilization."

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        Imprimérie en Caractères. Contenant dix-neuf Planches. [Extracted from: DIDEROT, Denis, & Jean Le Rond d'ALEMBERT, editors. Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers. Recueil de Planches, sur les Sciences, les Arts Libéraux, et les Arts Mécaniques, avec leur Explication]

      [Paris, 1762-1772] - Beautiful selection of plates from the Récueil de Planches, that extraordinary illustrated supplement to the magnificent Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert. The plates depict every aspect of the art and craft of printing in the late 18th century; the explanatory text is concise yet fully detailed. Printing and the Mind of Man describes the Encyclopedie as "a monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason; a prime motive force in undermining the ancien régime and in heralding the French Revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth-century civilization." (PRINTING) Folio. Pp. [1]-12; 19 copper-engraved plates, Goussier del., Bernard fecit. Disbound. Some faint age-toning of leaves and marginal soiling, else fine. PMM 200; En français dans le texte 156

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        Fonderie en Caracteres d'Imprimerie, Précédée de la Gravure des Poinçons, les deux Arts contenant huit Planches. [and] Caracteres et Alphabets de langues mortes et vivantes, Contenant vingt-cinq Planches. [Extracted from: DIDEROT, Denis, & Jean Le Rond d'ALEMBERT, editors. Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers. Recueil de Planches, sur les Sciences, les Arts Libéraux, et les Arts Mechaniques, avec leur Explication]

      [Paris, 1762-1772] - An important selection of 33 printing-related plates from the Récueil de Planches, that extraordinary illustrated supplement to the magnificent Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert. The plates depict the typefounding process and the alphabets and characters of more than 40 languages, from Assyrian and Hebrew to Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese, and Bengali; the explanatory text gives a concise account of the various arts and a more detailed account of linguistic scholarship current in the mid- to late eighteenth century. Printing and the Mind of Man describes the Encyclopedie as "a monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason; a prime motive force in undermining the ancien régime and in heralding the French Revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth-century civilization." (PRINTING) Folio. Pp. 1-3, [4, blank]; 8 copper-engraved plates, Goussier del., Prévost fecit.; 1-17, [18, blank]; 25 copper-engraved plates, Goussier or Des Hauterayes del., Niodot Sculp. Disbound, in later paper wrappers. Some soiling to margins, adhesion of wrappers at gutter of first and last pages, generally near fine. PMM 200; En français dans le texte, 156 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Imprimérie en Caractères. Contenant dix-neuf Planches. [Extracted from: DIDEROT, Denis, & Jean Le Rond d'ALEMBERT, editors. Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers. Recueil de Planches, sur les Sciences, les Arts Libéraux, et les Arts Mécaniques, avec leur Explication]

      [Paris, 1772. Pp. [1]-12; 19 copper-engraved plates, Goussier del., Bernard fecit. 1 vols. Folio. Disbound. Some faint age-toning of leaves and marginal soiling, else fine. Beautiful selection of plates from the Récueil de Planches, that extraordinary illustrated supplement to the magnificent Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert. The plates depict every aspect of the art and craft of printing in the late 18th century; the explanatory text is concise yet fully detailed. Printing and the Mind of Man describes the Encyclopedie as "a monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason; a prime motive force in undermining the ancien régime and in heralding the French Revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth-century civilization."

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        A Voyage Round the World. Performed by Order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster

      Printed for J. Nourse . and T. Davies, London - 1772, 1st English Translation. (Hardcover) Very good. xxviii,476pp. Quarto. One folding engraved plate and Five folding maps. Full original calf binding with new gilt spine. Wear to corners and edges which have been renewed at an early date. Internally a clean crisp copy. Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. Volume I - p.32. Account of the first French voayge round the world under the command of Louis de Bougainville (1729-1811). An important voyage for its discoveries in the Pacific and its scientific achievements. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Virgil

      1772. VIRGIL. The Works of Virgil, Translated into English Verse by Mr. Dryden. Four Volumes. With 18 full-page engraved plates after J. Collyer. 12mo., 175 x 100 mm, bound in full contemporary English polished calf, red and green title-labels on spines. London: J and F Rivington et al, 1772.A beautiful eighteenth-century set of Dryden's famous Virgil, in well-preserved contemporary bindings. This edition includes a life of Virgil by William Walsh as well as Dryden's own long introduction and dedication to both the Æneïs and the Pastorals. This set is further distinguished by the quality of the printing, done on nice paper with wide margins, as well as the eighteen full-page engravings. A fine handsome set.

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        Confession Générale Du Chevalier De Wilfort

      Chez Les Libraires Associés, Amsterdam 1772 - Grand in12 - Broché - 155 pages - Couverture muette en papier marbré ( brochage d'attente ) - Papier jaunies avec rousseurs - Petit ouvrage licencieux ou le chevalier explique à sa nouvelle épouse sa vie passée - Petite édition recherchée ( Gay I , 655) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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