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         Orlando furioso.

      da' Torchj di G. Baskerville per P. Molini, 1773. Quattro volumi di cm. 23,5, pp. (2) 4, lviii, 362; (2) 450 (26); (2) 446; (2) 446 (2). Con ritratto e 46 tavole fuori testo disegnate da Cipriani, Cochin, Eisen, Moreau e altri ed incise in rame da Bartolozzi, Choffard, Duclos, Prevost, ecc. ciascuna protetta da velina. Splendida legatura coeva in piena pelle. Dorsi lisci con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su tassello bicolore, piatti inquadrati da triplice ordine di filetti e con decori agli angoli. Dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Minimi ritocchi alle cuffie e carte che presentano a tratti qualche rada fioritura. Esemplare peraltro marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione ed impreziosito da una legatura assai decorativa. Celebre edizione, per alcuni la più elegante dell'Orlando furioso, stimata soprattutto per la bellezza dei caratteri impiegati e la qualità della stampa. Tavole e ritratto in prima tiratura di stampa. Cfr. Cohen 95-97, Agnelli-Ravegnani 204-205 e Gamba (62): "...per bellezza di stampa e per merito d'intagli va risguardata questa edizione come una delle migliori produzioni della tipografia... La Vita del Poeta, scritta da Andrea Barotti, è preceduta dal ritratto di Lodovico, preso da una pittura del Tiziano. Dieci delle Tavole furono intagliate da Fr. Bartolozzi, e curiosa si è quella posta al Canto xliii. Il Bartolozzi sorpreso dall'editore nel momento che vi lavorava, e vilipeso per mancanza di sollecitudine con le parole indecenti di Asino, Poltrone, Animale, intagliò sull'istante le stesse parole in mezzo all'urna di Brandimarte. L'editore non potè ottenere ch'esse fossero mai più cancellate; e, per minor male, alla parola Asino si aggiunse una R avanti l'A, e si procurò di rendere le altre di poco chiara calligrafia".

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         Complete set of the three voyages. [And:] KIPPIS, Andrew. The Life of Captain James Cook.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell [and others], 1773–88 - 4 works in 9 volumes, quarto (286 × 226 mm). The voyages in contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked to style with richly gilt spines incorporating black and red morocco onlays, gilt Greek-key border to sides, corners restored, marbled endpapers; Kippis in recent mottled half sheep to style, richly gilt spine to match the voyages, marbled sides. From the library of the American Democratic Party politician William Freeman Vilas (1840-1908), successively Postmaster General and Secretary of the Interior, with his armorial bookplate in each volume. Voyages: extremities lightly rubbed, sides variably scuffed, craquelure along joints from reback, some general browning, scattered foxing, a few double-page folding charts with short tears along central folds, often sometime repaired verso, hole to Straits of Magellan map in volume 1 skilfully repaired and not affecting image, short closed tear to top edge of Pacific Ocean vol. 3 title sometime repaired. Kippis: similar light spotting and browning, restoration to upper inner corner of half-title, small marginal hole to the foxed frontispiece portrait and ink-stamp of South Shields Public Library to margin of a few leaves, not affecting text. A good complete set. All charts, plates and portraits as called-for in all volumes. First edition of the second voyage, second and best editions of the first voyage and third voyages; first edition of Kippis's biography of Cook. The charts and plates of the separate atlas to the third voyage have been bound into the text volumes, and all are present. i) HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. (London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773). "Second and best edition, generally preferred to the first as it is complete with the chart of the Straits of Magellan and the List of Plates (missing in many copies of the first edition and contains some extra material in the form of a new preface in which Hawkesworth replies to the charges of poor editing made against him by Dalrymple" (Parks). Cook's first voyage was arranged to observe "the transit of Venus across the face of the sun, which would enable the distance between the earth and the sun to be calculated" (ODNB). The expedition lasted between 30 July 1768 and 12 June 1771, during which time Cook carried out running surveys of the New Zealand coast and of the east coast of Australia, the latter resulted in his discovery of Botany Bay, which was to have a significant effect on the history of that continent. ii) COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. (London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777). First edition of Cook's historically most important voyage, conducted in search of the great "Terra Australis". The ships went east via the Cape of Good Hope and in three separate approaches completely circumnavigated Antarctica, also making the first recorded crossing of the Antarctic Circle. "Further visits were made to New Zealand, and on two great sweeps Cook made an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Nieu, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, and a number of smaller islands. Rounding Cape Horn Cook discovered and charted South Georgia, after which he called at Cape Town, St Helena and Ascencion, and the Azores" (Hill). In addition to the geographical, botanical and cultural discoveries of the voyage, Cook also deals with the organisational problems of an expedition on such a large scale: he was "probably the first sea captain to realize the important of preserving the health and well-being of his crew. He did everything possible to maintain their physical fitness and the cleanliness of both men and ships. He conquered the hitherto prevalent scurvy by cutting down the [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A Journal of the Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's ship, the Endeavour. Faithfully transcribed from the Papers of the Late Sydney Parkinson, Draughtsman to Joseph Banks, esq. on his Late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the World. Embellished with Views and Designs, delineated by the Author, and engraved by Capital Artists.

      London: for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, 1773 - Royal quarto (331 x 256 mm). Contemporary tree calf, skilfully rebacked with the original smooth spine laid down, compartments gilt with central urn-and-flower motifs and foliate cornerpieces, red morocco label, With the errata leaf. Bookplate of Edward, Lord Suffield, to the front pastedown. Sides lightly scuffed, faint offsetting from plates, but an excellent copy, remarkably crisp and clean, with generous margins. Engraved portrait frontispiece after James Newton, 27 numbered plates depicting scenery, South Sea Islanders and their accoutrements, including the famous image of "Two Natives of New Holland advancing to Combat" and a map of New Zealand. First edition, large-paper copy, of one of the principal visual accounts of Cook's first voyage, by "the first European artist to set foot on Australian soil, to draw an authentic Australian landscape, and to portray Aboriginals from direct observation" (ADB). Parkinson joined Cook's expedition as natural history draughtsman at the behest of Sir Joseph Banks, and "with great diligence and flair made at least 1300 drawings, many more than Banks had expected" which also included some of the earliest European views of the South Pacific. His valuable observations include the first published use of the word "kangaroo" (as "kangooroo", p. 149), and his vocabularies of South Sea languages cover the "languages of Otaheite, New Zealand, New Holland, Savoo, and Sumatra the Malayan language spoken at Batavia, called the low Malay, and the language of Anjenga on the coast of Malabar, called the high or proper Malay" (Hill). After exploring Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef, the expedition reached Batavia, where Parkinson contracted malaria and dysentery, dying shortly after the departure for the Cape of Good Hope. Following the expedition's return to London, Parkinson's brother Stanfield set about preparing his notes and sketches for publication, contrary to an agreement with Banks, who had lent them to him strictly for personal use. Hawkesworth obtained an injunction in chancery to delay publication until after the appearance of his official account, and John Fothergill, a friend of the Parkinson family, was brought in to mediate. Hawkesworth published in June 1773, making free and unacknowledged use of Parkinson's material apparently by way of retaliation, whereupon the injunction was lifted and Stanfield's publisher brought out the journal, "with a preface ghosted by a Dr Kenrick scurrilously misrepresenting Banks's actions. Appalled by Stanfield's abuse of his good offices, Fothergill bought up some 400 copies remaining of the imprint and, following Stanfield's insanity and death, obtained the rights to the journal, which at his request was republished after his death by his friend Lettsom in 1784, complete with a measured riposte to the earlier preface" (ODNB). An excellent copy of "the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage" (Parks), with rich impressions of the superb plates. Beddie 712; Hill 1309; Hocken 12-13; Holmes 7 Howgego I C173; NMM I 564; Parks (Cook) 8; Sabin 58787; Spence 652. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Orlando furioso.

      da’ Torchj di G. Baskerville per P. Molini,, Birmingham, 1773 - Quattro volumi di cm. 23,5, pp. (2) 4, lviii, 362; (2) 450 (26); (2) 446; (2) 446 (2). Con ritratto e 46 tavole fuori testo disegnate da Cipriani, Cochin, Eisen, Moreau e altri ed incise in rame da Bartolozzi, Choffard, Duclos, Prevost, ecc. ciascuna protetta da velina. Splendida legatura coeva in piena pelle. Dorsi lisci con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su tassello bicolore, piatti inquadrati da triplice ordine di filetti e con decori agli angoli. Dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli dorati. Minimi ritocchi alle cuffie e carte che presentano a tratti qualche rada fioritura. Esemplare peraltro marginoso, in ottimo stato di conservazione ed impreziosito da una legatura assai decorativa. Celebre edizione, per alcuni la più elegante dell’Orlando furioso, stimata soprattutto per la bellezza dei caratteri impiegati e la qualità della stampa. Tavole e ritratto in prima tiratura di stampa. Cfr. Cohen 95-97, Agnelli-Ravegnani 204-205 e Gamba (62): ".per bellezza di stampa e per merito d’intagli va risguardata questa edizione come una delle migliori produzioni della tipografia. La Vita del Poeta, scritta da Andrea Barotti, è preceduta dal ritratto di Lodovico, preso da una pittura del Tiziano. Dieci delle Tavole furono intagliate da Fr. Bartolozzi, e curiosa si è quella posta al Canto xliii. Il Bartolozzi sorpreso dall’editore nel momento che vi lavorava, e vilipeso per mancanza di sollecitudine con le parole indecenti di Asino, Poltrone, Animale, intagliò sull’istante le stesse parole in mezzo all’urna di Brandimarte. L’editore non potè ottenere ch’esse fossero mai più cancellate; e, per minor male, alla parola Asino si aggiunse una R avanti l’A, e si procurò di rendere le altre di poco chiara calligrafia". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words are Deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers.the Fourth Edition, Revised by the Author.

      - London: Printed by W. Strahan, For W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington.MDCCLXXIII (1773) 2 vols., folio, 580 leaves; 592 leaves; title printed in red and black. Rebacked contemporary tree calf, five raised bands, backstrip with red and black morocco labels with titling stamped in gilt. Board edges somewhat rubbed, minor scattered foxing and shelfwear, two separate ink signatures to title-page; very good. Fourth edition and final folio edition to be revised by Johnson. Strahan drew up his printing account for 1,250 copies of this edition. This edition comprises the culmination of all of Johnson's work and revisions during his lifetime, and has the most textual value, as he echoes in the advertisement for this edition, "Perfection is unattainable, but nearer and nearer approaches may be made; and finding my Dictionary about to be reprinted, I have endeavored, by a revisal, to make it less reprehensible. I will not deny that I found many parts requiring emendation, and many more capable of improvement. Many faults I have corrected, some superfluities I have taken away, and some deficiencies I have supplied. I have methodified some parts that were disordered, and illuminated some that were obscure." Johnson's Dictionary was viewed as the prominent dictionary of its time, and the foremost on the English language until the Oxford English Dictionary was published almost 200 years later. Unlike most modern dictionaries Johnson included humor and prejudice into many definitions: "Oats. n.s. [aten, Saxon.] A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people." Fleeman 55.4D/4a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Introduction à l'étude des Corps Naturels tirés du Règne Végétal.

      Paris, Veuve Hérissant, 1773. - 2 volumes in-12. XVI. 456pp. 3pl. ; VIII. 396pp. 2ff. Brochés, couvertures papier décoré de l'époque, non rognés. Edition Originale. Jean Baptiste Bucquet (1746-1780) professeur de chimie à Paris et membre de l'Académie des Science, fut le maître de Fourcroy et le collaborateur de Lavoisier dont il avait compris le génie. Il a peu écrit et ses ouvrages sont rares. Ces deux volumes sont illustrés de 3 planches dépliantes. Manques de papier au dos, mais bon exemplaire, non rogné, avec ses couvertures d'origine (1 feuillet un peu sali). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Proverbios Morales y Consejos Christianos, muy Provechosos para Concierto y Espejo de Vida, Adornados de Lugares y Textos de las Dívinas y Humanas Letras. Y Enigmas Philosoficas, Naturales y Morales con sus Comentos.

      - M-Imp.Hered. de Francisco del Hierro-1773. 4º. 11 h.- 360 p.- 4 h. 13 emblemas grabados en madera. Enc. media piel con nervios y florones.(10921-L3). RELIGIÓN CRISTIANA.

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         The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman.

      J. Dodsley, London. 1773 - Ninth edition. Small octavo. Six volumes. pp [iv], 228; 238, [i] adverts; [iv], 248; [iv], 224; [ii], 222; [vi], 205, [i] adverts.[i] (advert for a bust of the author based on the original by Nolliken.) Engraved frontispiece in Vol. I after Hogarth. Period binding of full calf, raised bands, gilt decorated spines, red leather title-labels, black leather volume labels, gilt dentelles. Dodsley published the first edition in 1760.Covers a little water-stained here and there. Some minor repair to hinges. Very good, attractive set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Der Geistliche Don Quixote, oder Gottfried Wildgoosens den Sommer über angestellte Wanderschaft. Ein komischer Roman. Aus dem Englischen. 3 Theile in 3 Bänden.

      Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben u. Reich, 1773. - circa 16,5 x 10,5 cm. Mit 3 gestochenen Frontisp. und 3 gest. Titelvignetten von Geyser nach Mechau, zusammen etwa 1200 Seiten Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung "Goed. IV/1, 588, 17; Hayn-G. VI, 335; Lanckoronska-Oehler 2, 32. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe dieses satirischen Schelmenromans, dem Hauptwerk von Graves (1715-1804), in dem er sich über die christliche Sekte der Methodisten lustig macht. Die englische Originalausgabe erschien ab 1772 unter dem Titel "The spiritual Quixote: or, the summer's ramble of Mr. Geoffry Wildgoose". Die Übersetzung stammt von Johann Gottfried Gellius (1732-1781). Der Roman karikiert zahlreiche bekannte Persönlichkeiten und hat auch autobiographische Züge. In Deutschland war der Methodismus bzw. die Wesleyanische Kirche zum Zeitpunkt des Erscheinen noch gar nicht etabliert und die von Graves karikierten Theologen John Wesley oder George Whitefield dürften in Deutschland kaum bekannt gewesen sein. " "- Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk und kleinen Notizen, etwas gebräunt, wenig fleckig, meist recht sauber. Einband berieben und etwas bestossen, dennoch recht dekorativ mit hübschen Buntpapier-Vorsätzen und dekorativen Rücken. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Rerum naturalium historia nempe quadrupedum insectorum piscium variorumque marinorum corporum fossilium plantarum exoticarum ac praesertim testaceorum existentium in Museo Kircheriano. Edita iam a P. Philippo Bonannio nunc vero nova methodo distrubuta notis illustrata in tabulis reformata novisque observationibus locupletata a Ioanne Antonio Battarra.

      Rome, in Typographio Zempelliano, 1773-1782 - 2 vols, folio (410 x 270 mm), I: pp [xl] 260, title in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved frontispiece, several engraved initials and vignettes in text, and 51 engraved plates; II: xxvii [including engraved dedication leaf] [1, blank] 348, title in red and black with engraved vignette, and 13 engraved initials and vignettes in text, and 59 engraved plates (110 in total in the two volumes, not including the frontispiece and engraved dedication); some occasional marginal spotting, overall a very fresh, uncut copy in contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, spines a little worn.First edition, but based upon Buonanni's Museum Kircherianum (Rome, 1709), of which it is both a revision and expansion. The first volume, devoted to quadrupeds, reptiles, insects, fish, exotic plants, and fossils, comprises the first publication of the natural history collection (apart from the shells). It was edited by Giovanni Antonio Battarra (1714-1789), Italian botanist and mycologist. He added extensive annotations and new descriptions, provided a new classification system, and also added new illustrations.The second volume is devoted to shells, and is an expansion of Buonanni's earlier work; It includes a catalogue of the shell collection of Peter Paul Scali, and includes additional plates to Buonanni's 48 conchological plates from the 1709 edition.Buonanni presented the first detailed and illustrated catalogue of Kircher's 'museum' or Wunderkammer in the Jesuit Collegio Romano. Kircher built upon the collection already assembled in the college by Alfonso Donnino, and utilised the network of Jesuit missionaries to provide new specimens of natural history wonders and ethnographic and archaeological material. He also collected scientific instruments. Some of the highlights were his Egyptian antiquities, including two authentic mummies, a collection of exotic shoes, and the first cuneiform tablet recorded in Europe. Buonanni, Kircher's pupil and successor at the Collegio Romano, gives a detailed account of the objects and the genesis of the museum. As a conchologist himself, he devotes forty-eight plates to illustrating 412 specimens of shells, and as Dance notes, these are better drawn than the figures in his own earlier work, the Recreatione dell' occhio (1681). Buonanni also devotes a section to microscopes and microscopic views.'Buonanni's catalogue gives us a good idea of what the museum contained at this time. It is a magnificent production and it makes clear why scientific visitors continued to come to see Kircher's collection' (Reilly, Studia Kircheriana I. p. 151 et seq. ).'Although Buonanni published a one volume account of the collection in 1709, this much enlarged work is the definitive edition. The volumes cover mainly zoology, paleontology, and conchology, and are superbly illustrated. It is one of the most important accounts of a seventeenth century scientific cabinet.'Volume 1 divides the text into classes of (1) quadrapeds, (2) reptiles and insects, (3) fossils, minerals and stones,(4) fish and sea creatures, and (5) apparatus. Pages 94-152 describe the mineralogical specimens, including gold,silver, copper, iron, lead, tin, mercury, antimony, magnets, marcasite, salt, sulfur, amber, dendrites, fossils, thePhilosopher's stone, etc. Some of these are illustrated on plates XXXV-XXXVI. Volume 2 deals almost exclusively with shell and bivalve descriptions' (Schuh, Biobibliography of Mineralogy (The Mineralogical Record, online).The plates are unsigned, but the title vignettes are by 'Antonio Nessi' and engraved by 'Francesco Nesi'. The latter was responsible for some of the head- and tailpieces as well, although other signatures occur and some are unsigned.Nissen ZBI 2199 (under Kircher); Murray III p 134

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         A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's ship the Endeavour.

      Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists. London : printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor, 1773. Quarto, contemporary full calf, recased with modern spine, tastefully bound to style, a tall copy 358 mm high, engraved frontispiece, pp xxiii, 212, [2, errata], wide margins, 27 copper engraved plates (offsetting as usual), engraved map of New Zealand, a couple of worm holes to margins and ink marks to preliminaries, a fine copy. The unofficial account of Cook's first voyage. The gifted natural history artist Sydney Parkinson was invited by Sir Joseph Banks to serve as botanical draughtsman on Cook's voyage to the South Seas in the Endeavour, 1768-1771. The main objectives of the expedition were to observe the Transit of Venus (successfully accomplished in Tahiti in June, 1769) and to confirm the existence of Terra Australis Incognita. Following the death of the topographical draughtsman, Alexander Buchan, in Tahiti, Parkinson assumed the role of the expedition's principal artist. Parkinson produced over 1300 drawings and sketches on the voyage, before succumbing to dysentery at Batavia. He died at sea in late January, 1771. On returning to England, Parkinson's drawings and papers were acquired by Banks from Parkinson's brother, Stanfield, for a sum of £500. Banks was generous enough to lend the papers and a number of drawings to Stanfield Parkinson, who secretly prepared them for his unauthorised publication, A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, without the consent of Banks. The book became the subject of a legal injunction, and was prevented from being published until after Hawkesworth's official account had appeared in print, in 1773. A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas was finally published later in the same year, and an enlarged edition appeared in 1784. Although Parkinson's notes and a selection of his drawings were used by Hawkesworth in compiling the official account, Hawkesworth purposely failed to acknowledge any of Parkinson's work. Parkinson was the first European artist to make drawings of the indigenous peoples of New Zealand and Australia from direct observation. A journal of a voyage to the South Seas contains his depictions of Māori and of Aborigines opposing Cook's landing at Botany Bay, and the book made these important images available to a European audience for the first time. In a very real sense it is a foundation work in Polynesian and Australian ethnography.

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         Autograph letter signed.

      No place, 30. XII. 1773. - Large 4to. ¼ p. on bifolium. In Italian, to Antonio Rambaldo, Count di Collalto. - Somewhat wrinkled and some damage to edges.

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         Il Governo civile.

      Amsterdam: no printer,, 1773. Tradotto nell'italiano idioma e dedicato a Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Girolamo Durazzo dell'eccellentissimo Marcello. Octavo (183 x 119 mm). Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Ownership stamp "G. G." to title, ownership mark "Peyrot" to front pastedown. Spine ends neatly restored; occasional light spotting; a very good copy. First edition in Italian of one of the most famous and influential works in the history of liberalism, the second of Locke's Two Treatises on Government (1690). "'An anonymous translation from the French text of David Mazel, probably the 1755 ed." (Yolton). The work did not appear again in Italian until 1925.

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         The works of Mr. Jonathan Richardson. Consisting of I. The theory of painting. II. Essay on the art of criticism, so far as it relates to painting. III. The science of a connoisseur. All corrected and prepared for the press. By his son M. J. Richardson.

      London, T. Davies, 1773, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs, petite tache sur le plat inf. - in-8 de (8)-XIX-(1)-346-(2) pp. ; 1ère édition collective.E.S.T.C. T 147769 ; Getty Research Institut 84 - B 7439."Essay I with caption-title "An essay on the theory of painting" first published under that title in 1715. Essay II with section-title "An essay on the whole art of criticism as it relates to painting." first published under that title and under "The connoisseur, an essay on the whole art of criticism." in the author's Two discourses, 1719. Essay III with section-title "A discourse on the dignity, certainty, pleasure and advantage of the science of a connoisseur" first published in the same collection under that title and under "An argument in behalf of the science of a connoisseur." Jonathan Richardson (1665-1745) "Collector, artist and art writer ; first to use the term "connoisseur"." (Getty)."Richardson's principal vocation was as a portrait painter. His early writing focused on art theory, such as An Essay on the Theory of Painting (1715). It is today considered the first important treatise on the subject by an English writer. In 1719 he wrote An Essay on the Whole Art of Criticism as it Relates to Painting and an Argument in Behalf of the Science of the Connoisseur. Richardson's son, also named Jonathan (1694-1771), traveled to Italy in 1721 where he made copious and careful notes of the monuments he saw. The elder Richardson compiled these into a major early art history and travel guide, useful for much of the English speaking world taking the "grand tour" : An Account of Some of the Statues, Bas-Reliefs, Drawings, and Picture in Italy (1722). The treatise was republished with other works by the Richardsons in a French language edition in 1728. Johann Joachim Winckelmann (q.v.) and the painter theorist Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779) mention it as an inspirational work. The work became so popular among the wealthy class that it virtually function as a "wish list" for those assembling collections. (Dictionary of Art Historians).

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         A dictionary of the Portuguese and English languages, in two parts ... wherein I. the words are explained in their different meanings ... II. the etymology of the Portuguese [is] generally indicated ... [with] a great number of phrases and proverbs

      London: J. Nourse, 1773. First edition, 2 volumes, 4to; identical engraved illustrations at head of dedication pages depicting a shield held up by an elephant and a gryphen with early owner's manuscript dates (1840, 1830; 1863, 1860) on shields; text in triple column; full 20th-century reverse calf, borders tooled in black, black gilt spine labels, marbled endpapers; Vol. I textblock fore-edge a bit ink-splattered; Vol. II leaf 4F4 mounted and laid down. In all a very good, sound set. The author was a professor of Italian and Portuguese in London, and later became Regis Professor of Spanish at the University of Dublin. He also was the compiler of a useful Portuguese Grammar (London, 1768, 4th edition 1800). Alston XII, 2, 193; ESTC T82137; Vancil, p. 244.

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         OEUVRES DE M. FRANKLIN.TRADUITES DE L'ANGLOIS SUR LA QUATRIEME ÉDITION.AVEC DES ADDITIONS NOUVELLES.

      Paris. 1773. - Two volumes. [4],xxiv,338,[4],xvi,318,[2]pp., plus twelve plates and frontispiece portrait. Quarto. Half titles. Contemporary mottled calf, spines elaborately gilt, gilt leather labels. Minor wear to extremities, light wear to joints. 19th century Russian library bookplate on front pastedowns, occasional mild foxing. Very good. The first French edition of Franklin's complete works on electricity, based on the fourth and best British edition, combined with the first French editions of a number of other works of Franklin's, including some published for the first time in book form in the present volume. An earlier edition of the electricity section, with about half the material, was published in 1752; the present first section includes all the material in the comprehensive fourth edition in English, published in London in 1769. The first volume is devoted entirely to electricity, with the addition of several pieces not included in any previous editions. The second volume contains other scientific writings, including works on meteors, his improvements on chimneys (the "Franklin stove"), sections on population increase, inoculation, music, the "magic circles", and other topics. This edition was translated by Jacques Barbeu Dubourg, a leading philosopher and one of Franklin's closest friends in France. This copy contains the portrait of Franklin not found in all copies. Scarce, and important for its various contents. FORD 315.

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         Histoire naturelle des minéraux (9 volumes)

      A Paris, de l'imprimerie royale 0 - Neuf volumes en édition originale en in-12 (10,5 x 17,2 cm), reliure plein veau, dos lisses ornés de dorures, liseré doré sur les coupes, gardes couleurs, tranches marbrées, 438, 392-lxij, 471, 365-xxxvij, 479, 404, 432, 256 et xij-288 pages, ensemble bien complet imprimé de 1773 à 1788 ; quelques marques de frottement aux coins et mors, bel ensemble très frais. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A feast of farmers (Boerenfeest).

      A feast of farmers: farmers dancing in front of a church. Under a tent on the left a group of musicians are playing in front of a crowd. On the right foreground another musician. Signed and dated on the bottom left: 'J.J. DB 1773*'. Etching on china; total: 265 x 349 mm; state IV/4; despite yellowed margins in very good condition; Nagler III, 2637, nr. 9, Rigal 21, Boissieu 28.

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         Il Governo civile. Tradotto nell'italiano idioma e dedicato a Sua Eccellenza il Sig. Girolamo Durazzo dell'eccellentissimo Marcello.

      Amsterdam: no printer, 1773 - Octavo (183 x 119 mm). Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Spine ends neatly restored; occasional light spotting; a very good copy. Ownership stamp "G. G." to title, ownership mark "Peyrot" to front pastedown. First edition in Italian of one of the most famous and influential works in the history of liberalism, the second of Locke's Two Treatises on Government (1690). "'An anonymous translation from the French text of David Mazel, probably the 1755 ed." (Yolton). The work did not appear again in Italian until 1925. Rare: Attig 188; Yolton 59; OCLC locates 2 copies only (York University, Ontario, and University of Texas at Austin), to which we can add the copy at Yale. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A DECADE OF CURIOUS INSECTS: some of them not describ'd before: shewn in their natural size; and as they appear enlarg'd before the Lucernal microscope; in which the solar apparatus is artificially illuminated.

      London: Printed for the Author in St James's Street, sold by B. White, 1773. With their history, characters, manners, and places of abode; on ten quarto plates, and their explanations. Drawn and engraved from nature. By J. Hill, M.D. Member of the Imperial Academy. 1773, a reissue of the 1772 edition entitled "Insects in their natural size". Slim 4to, approximately 260 x 205 mm, 10¼ x 8 inches, 10 hand coloured engraved plates, with tissue guards, 24 pages of explanatory text, plus 2 pages of index. On title page verso: Ladies who may chuse to paint these insects themselves may have sets of the cuts on Royal Paper printed pale for that purpose. Rebound in modern quarter brown morocco, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards, new endpapers. Pale age-browning through out, occasional light foxing, last plate has pale browning to blank side, 1 tissue guard replaced, otherwise a very good copy. See: A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 3, page 265; ESTC T32177. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         The works in architecture.

      London For the authors -1779 1773 - First edition, second issue, with 'Vol I' engraved on the plates. Ten parts in two volumes large folio (62.4 x 48.5 cm). Frontispiece by Bartolozzi after Zucchi, title, and 5 parts, each with part title, preface, 'Explanation of the plates' and 8 engr. plates; Title, [3] pp. preface, and 5 parts, each with part title, 'explanation' and 8 pl. -- in all one engraved frontispiece and 80 plates engraved by Piranesi, Pastorini, Cunesco, Bartolozzi etc. after original designs by Robert and James Adam; a small closed tear in 6 pl. of vol. 1 part 1 repaired on verso, occasional mostly marginal spotting or soiling. Recent half calf over 19th century marbled boards, spines with gilt rules and red morocco labels, the sides with a roll-tool in blind, edges sprinkled red; boards slightly rubbed. A superb record of the work of the leading architects of eighteenth century Britain - the exemplification of Georgian taste and style. The first volume appeared in parts between 1773 and 1778 and the second volume followed in 1779. Between them they illustrate many of Robert Adam's major domestic commissions - Lord Mansfield's villa at Kenwood, Sion House (Duke of Norhumberland), Luton Hoo (Earl of Bute), and the London houses of Lord Shelburne (in Berkeley Square), the Earl of Derby (Grosvenor Square) and Sir Watkin William Wynn (in St. James's Square). They were the main means by which knowledge of the Adam style in architecture and interior design spread in Britain and Europe. The splendid plates, engraved by some of the best engravers at the time, such as Bartolozzi and Piranesi, illustrate interiors, furnishings and decorative details as well as the architecture of the buildings concerned. 'The aim . was to establish the primacy of the Adams in creating and establishing a new style of architecture and in publicising their abilities - and availability - in this respect. But the book was by no means a survey of their built work. Robert aimed to indicate the quality of their connections - the empress of Russia; Queen Charlotte; the princess dowager of Wales; the dukes of Montagu and Northumberland; the earls of Bute, Derby, Mansfield and Shelburne; and Sir Watkins William Wynn - and to present a tantalising glimpse of the realms that he had created for such notabilities.' (Millard p. 13). With provenance: this very good example belonged to Sir Albert Edward Richardson K.C.V.O., F.R.I.B.A, F.S.A., a prominent British architect who wrote scholarly works on architecture and designed numerous landmark public buildings in Britain, such as the Manchester Opera House and the North London Collegiate School. He was professor of Architecture at University College London and president of the Royal Academy. Berlin 2341; Millard, British, 2. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Description des débouquemens qui sont au nord de lisle de Saint Domingue

      Second edition. Engraved title & 34 plates, incl. 11 folding charts. 4to. Fine contemporary French mottled calf, marbled endpapers. viii, 152pp. Versailles, Dept. de Marin,

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         Three Voyages round the World].

      London W. Strahan & T. Cadell -1777-1784 1773 - [FIRST VOYAGE]. -- HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages. for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. Second edition. 3 volumes. 53 engraved maps, charts and views, of which 44 folding; includes Streight of Magellan plate. [SECOND VOYAGE] -- COOK, Capt. James. A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. London: W. Strahan, 1777. First edition. 2 volumes. frontispiece and 63 engraved plates, portrait just trimmed as often. [THIRD VOYAGE] -- COOK, Capt. James; James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine The Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. London: G. Nicol, 1784. First edition. 3 volumes. 88 engraved plates: 24 in text volumes and 64 in atlas including Death of Cook plate (3 short marginal tears repaired). Together. 9 volumes, comprising 8 volumes 4to, and 1 volume atlas folio (57.5 x 42.5 cm), minor spotting, offsetting and occasional stain, nothing untoward. Modern half calf gilt extra by Aquarius, an excellent set. A complete set of Captain Cook's great voyages. Complete with Death of Cook plate and Streight of Magellan chart. "Captain Cook's three great voyages form the basis of any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors together had done. He was the first really scientific navigator, and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "As an explorer Cook stands equal to Vasco de Gama, Christopher Columbus and Magellan. Beside proving that the Southern Continent existed only within the Antarctic Circle and showing there was no practical sea route between the Pacific and the Atlantic in the Arctic, he completed with accuracy the outline map of the largest ocean and opened the way for trade and settlement. As a seaman and navigator he showed outstanding ability. As a man he was brave and determined, a leader that men could follow literally to the ends of the earth. But greatest among his qualities was his care and consideration for people, be they his men, whose health and conditions were always his close concern, or the natives that he met, whose culture and custom he was careful to respect" (Lord Lewin writing in Capt. James Cook Navigator, NMM, 1990). The first voyage under Cook's command on the Endeavour was primarily of a scientific nature, the mission being to observe the transit of Venus at Tahiti. Having carried out his duties, Cook sailed on to New Zealand which he circumnavigated and surveyed, before going on to Australia where he discovered and named New South Wales. Both Australia and New Zealand were annexed as a result of this voyage. On the second voyage Cook was sent by the Admiralty to ascertain whether a great Terra Australis really existed below the Antarctic Circle. He circumnavigated Antarctica at high latitudes and captained the first ship on record to cross the Antarctic Circle. Though discovering the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia, he did not gain sight of a Southern Continent. "Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realize the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew On his second voyage, of 112 men on board the Resolution, which he commanded, Cook lost only one by disease - and that not scurvy - a unique achievement in his time." PMM. Cook's third and final voyage was an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage with a remarkable crew including William Bligh, George Vancouver, and James Burney. After calling at Tasmania [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A set of the three voyages.

      -1778 1773 - [FIRST VOYAGE]. -- HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages. for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. Second edition. 3 volumes. 53 engraved maps, charts and views, of which 44 folding; includes "Streight of Magellan" plate frequently missing, lower margin of Endeavour River plate in vol. iii defective. [SECOND VOYAGE] -- COOK, Capt. James. A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. London: W. Strahan, 1777. Second edition. 2 volumes. 63 engraved plates. [THIRD VOYAGE] -- COOK, Capt. James; James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine The Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. London: G. Nicol, 1785. Second edition. 3 volumes. 88 engraved plates: 24 in text volumes and 63 in atlas (2 plates with small marginal stain). Together 9 volumes, comprising 8 volumes text, 4to, and atlas folio. some spotting and offsetting throughout, modern half calf gilt. A complete set of Captain Cook's great voyages. "Captain Cook's three great voyages form the basis of any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors together had done. He was the first really scientific navigator, and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "The date of Captain James Cook's exploration of the eastern coast marks the beginning of a new era in the history of Australia. Cook took possession of the country for Great Britain. From the resemblance of its coasts to the southern shores of Wales, he called it New South Wales" (Edward Jenks The Great Events. Vol XVII p.238). "As an explorer Cook stands equal to Vasco de Gama, Christopher Columbus and Magellan. Beside proving that the Southern Continent existed only within the Antarctic Circle and showing there was no practical sea route between the Pacific and the Atlantic in the Arctic, he completed with accuracy the outline map of the largest ocean and opened the way for trade and settlement. As a seaman and navigator he showed outstanding ability. As a man he was brave and determined, a leader that men could follow literally to the ends of the earth. But greatest among his qualities was his care and consideration for people, be they his men, whose health and conditions were always his close concern, or the natives that he met, whose culture and custome he was careful to respect" (Lord Lewin writing in Capt. James Cook Navigator, NMM, 1990). Hill 782, 358, 361; Holmes 5, 24, 47; Mitchell Library Cook 648, 1216, 1552; Sabin 30934, 16245, 16250. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         102 engraved plates designed for The Rev. Dr. Southwell's Universal Family Bible.

      - Engraved by Grignion, Walker, Taylor, White, Rennoldson, Royce, Fougeron, Sharp, Page, Roberts, Proud, Collyer, Ryder, Chesham and Smith after Wale, Lairesse, Merano, Restout, Rubens, Le Sueur, Hoet, Beluzi, Luyken, Picart, Le Brun, Marrett, Domenichino, Verdier, Vanloo, Werner, Trevisani, Elligers, Bourdon, Muller, Baumgartner, Conty, Grassi, Silomena, Roos, Balestra, Veronese, Jouvenet, Fosse, Audrian, Tintoret, Dieu, Carloni, Caracchie, Cazes, Thornhill, Cortona, Coypet, Corneille and D'Urbin. Folio. [387 x 240 x 30 mm]. Bound in contemporary quarter calf, marbled paper covered boards with remains of vellum corners, the spine divided into seven panels with bands flanked with a gilt fillet, plain endleaves and edges. (Neat repairs to joints, sides rubbed with two small abrasions on rear). [ebc6093] [London: 1773?] Each of the plates is numbered by hand in ink at the head. The number 45 is missing, but there is no sign that a plate has been removed and it may have been an error by the paginator as the last plate is numbered 103, and the two copies of the Bible that we have seen contain only 102 plates [although could be frontispiece to vol.2, showing Cromwell presenting the first English translation of the Bible to Henry VIII]. The Bible was advertised as "embellished with one hundred elegant copper-plates executed from original designs, and capital foreign paintings". Three of the plates are maps, one illustrates the Tabernacle and the other 98 are Biblical scenes in elaborate frame borders. There are old repairs to plates 54 and 73, plates 24 and 25 have short tears at the foot, and there are a few spots and minor stains. Darlow and Moule / Herbert 1225 places the Bible under the date 1773, when it was first published in weekly numbers by John Cooke. It was reissue by Cooke in two volumes in 1774, and again in 1775, 1776 and 1777, with a further edition published by Charles Cooke in c.1800. The Rev. Henry Southwell, rector of Asterby in Lincolnshire, lent his name to the work for a fee of 100 guineas. The real compiler was Robert Sanders (1727-1783), a hack-writer with a fair knowledge of Hebrew and Greek, who received 25 shillings a sheet. The many editions of the Bible reportedly netted the publishers £30,000.

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         General map of the Russian Empire and Maps of Provinces engraved for "Brief Geography of the Russian Empire" by Ludwig Backmeister].

      Skt. Peterburg 1773 - 14 engraved maps on separate sheets (sheets size: 14 x 20.5, plate size of general map 10 x 16 cm, plate sizes of maps of provinces 9 x 11 cm), maps of provinces numbered 1 - 13, uncut. Set of early maps of the Russian Empire, comprising a general map and maps of provinces, engraved afret Makhaev for a number of rarest editions of XVIII century. These maps were specifically engraved for the second edition of Ludwig Bacmeister "Kratkaya Rossiyskoy imperii geografiya" [Brief Geography of the Russian Empire] (second edition accompanied by a pocket atlas, 1773). Its text was originally published in Geographical mesiatseslov [menology] in 1768, however the maps were supplied only to the second edition which was also amended and corrected. Nowadays the second edition is very rare: Worldcat locates only two copies: in Harvard University Library and Ohio State University Libraries. Its title page reads: "Some of the maps supplied to this publication are not new but originally belonged to a small atlas that was issued together with a pocket mesiatseslov [menology] about ten years ago". Thus, according to our research twelve maps, which are present in our collection in the corrected version, were originally drawn and engraved by Makhaev for the Karmanniy calendar ego Imperatorskogo Vysochestva Gosudaria Velikogo Kniazia Pavla Petrovicha for the year 1761 [Pocket calendar for His Empirial Majesty [ ] Pavel Petrovich] (published in 1760). This extremely rare edition was compiled by Iakov Shtelin (1709 - 1785) specially for the five year old son of Catherine the Great. There is no consensus regarding the number of copies produced. Bibliographer and book collector Guberti (1818-96), who owned a copy of the calendar, suggests that his example was unique, as the calendar was printed exclusively for the future emperor. Svodnyy katalog, however, notes that the edition could have been printed in the number of up to 510 copies. The likelihood of the production of multiple copies is also confirmed by Shtelin's letter addressed to Kirill Razumovskiy, the president of the Academy of Arts and Sciences: "Academy will derive some profit from this. It [calendar] costs us 10 kopejki and we will sell it for 25 kopejki" (Lomonosov, M.V. Complete works, vol X., M.; L., 1957, p.861). In 1766 the general map underwent some corrections, for example the name "?????????? ???? [Kamchatskoye sea]" was substituted with "???????? ???? [Okhotskoe sea]", as shown in our example. ___________________________________ ???????? ?????? ????, ?????????? ??????????? ????? ?????????? ??????? ? ????? ????????, ??????? ???? ??????????? ??? ???? ????????? ??????? XVIII ???? ???? ?????? ???????? ???? ??? ?????????? ??? ??????? ??????? ?????? ??????????? "??????? ?????????? ??????? ?????????" (?????? ??????? ?????????????? ????????? ???????, 1773). ?????????? ????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ? ???? ??????????? ?? ????????? ?????? (Harvard Univerity Library ? Ohio State University Libraries). ?????? ?????? ??????????? ???? ??????? ?????????? ? ?????????????? ??????????? ?? 1768 ??? ????? ?? ??????????? ?????? ?? ??????? ???????, ? ??????? ??? ?????? ??? ??????????? ?? ??????? ?????????? ????? ??????? ?????????? ??????????: "[.] ?? ??????????? ? ???? ???????? ????????? ?? ?????, ?? ??????????? ? ?????? ??????, ???????, ???? ??? ? 10 ??? ????? ?????? ? ????????? ????????????". ????? ???????, ?????????? ????, ??????? ???????????? ? ????? ????????? ?? ?????? ???????, ???? ?????????? ?????????? ? ??????????? ???????? ??? ?????????? ????????? ??? ?????????????? ?????????? ???????? ???????? ????? ????? ????????? ?? 1761 (?????? ? 1760). ??? ????????? ??????? ???? ???????????? ?????? ???????? (1709, ???????? - 1785, ?????-?????????) ??? ??????????? ???? ????????? ??????? ? ?????? ?????????? ?????????? ???????????????? ????????????? ????? ?????????? ???????? ?????? ????? ??????? ?????????? ???????? ???? ? ????????? ??????? ???????????? ?? 18 ??????? 1760 ???? (?.273, ??.1-5) - ?? ???????

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         Cours complet d'anatomie, peint et grave. Pt. I Myologie (all published).

      Nancy Chez Jean-Baptiste-Hyacinthe Leclerc 1773 - First edition. Large folio (64 x 49.5 cm). pp. [iv], 25 of explanatory text, 15 coloured plates, two showing male and female bodies, 13 showing muscles and body structure, each body part numbered, all printed in four colour mezzotint; 1 plate with tear into image repaired, a few plates with light creases. Modern calf spine over original marbled boards, new free endleaves; light edge wear. 'These fifteen plates follow a scheme of progress, from the classical figures at the start, to skeletal hands and feet; or we can see it as a strip performance, from fully clad nudes by stages to muscle and bone. The delightful Apollo and Venus starting the theme were of course prepared in four mezzotint plates by Arnauld-Eloi, but painted by a Nancy artist, Jean Girardet, who died five years later. They are certainly stunning examples from neo-classical France, reproduced with sophisticated art by the Gautier Dagoty process.' (Franklin, Early Colour Printing pp. 49-50) Garrison Morton describes Gautier's coloured mezzotints as striking. It had been intended that the complete work would consists of five parts, but only the first seems to have been published (Welcome catalogue). Gautier d'Agoty (c.1715-85) was the assistant and successor to the master painter, engraver and pioneer of colour printing Jacques Christophe le Blon (1670 - 1741). Le Blon had experimented with a three-colour process for colour-printing - following Newton's ground-breaking studies into the formation of colour - but it was Gautier d'Agoty who elevated the art to a higher level with the addition of a fourth black plate which gave the resultant images their superb tonal contrast and artistic depth. After the death of Le Blon, Gautier d'Agoty's refinement of Le Blon's technique aroused controversy until in 1745 he was awarded the exclusive use of his own technique. Although Gautier d'Agoty's anatomical works have been criticised for their lack of anatomical verisimilitude - he was after all an artist - there can be no doubt that his productions, with their artistic composition, magnificent illuminating colour and haunting facial expressions are extraordinary examples of a visionary artist displaying his abilities to the utmost. Choulant-Frank p. 273; Singer, Arnauld-Eloi Gautier d'Agoty, 1-15; Wellcome Institute F.432, p 97. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         OEUVRES DE M. FRANKLIN...TRADUITES DE L'ANGLOIS SUR LA QUATRIEME ÉDITION...AVEC DES ADDITIONS NOUVELLES...

      Paris, 1773. Two volumes. [4],xxiv,338,[4],xvi,318,[2]pp., plus twelve plates and frontispiece portrait. Quarto. Half titles. Contemporary mottled calf, spines elaborately gilt, gilt leather labels. Minor wear to extremities, light wear to joints. 19th century Russian library bookplate on front pastedowns, occasional mild foxing. Very good. The first French edition of Franklin's complete works on electricity, based on the fourth and best British edition, combined with the first French editions of a number of other works of Franklin's, including some published for the first time in book form in the present volume. An earlier edition of the electricity section, with about half the material, was published in 1752; the present first section includes all the material in the comprehensive fourth edition in English, published in London in 1769. The first volume is devoted entirely to electricity, with the addition of several pieces not included in any previous editions. The second volume contains other scientific writings, including works on meteors, his improvements on chimneys (the "Franklin stove"), sections on population increase, inoculation, music, the "magic circles", and other topics. This edition was translated by Jacques Barbeu Dubourg, a leading philosopher and one of Franklin's closest friends in France. This copy contains the portrait of Franklin not found in all copies. Scarce, and important for its various contents. FORD 315.

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         L'Art Du Peintre, Doreur, Vernisseur OUVRAGEUTILE AUX ARTISTES E AUX AMATEURS QUI VEULENT ENTREPRENDRE DE PEINDRE, DORER, E VERNIR TOUTES FORTES DE FUIETS EN BATIMENS, MEUBLES, BIJOUX, EQUIPAGES

      PARIGI: GRANGE' - DURAND - L'AUTEUR, 1773. II ED.. RILEGATO. OTTIMO. 13 20. USATO

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         A Letter from Mr Dalrymple to Dr Hawkesworth occasioned by Some groundless and illiberal Imputations in his Account of the late Voyages to the South

      First edition, 2nd issue with folding chart. 4to. Modern red morocco, gilt titling to spine. [2], [1]-35, [1]blank (missing the half-title and final blank leaf)pp. London, J. Nourse, T. Payne, Brotherton and Sewell, B. White, J. Robson, P. Elmsly, T. Davies and S. Leacroft,

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         Fables Nouvelles, La Haye Et Se Trouve [2 Vols In 1, 99 Illustrations]

      Chez Delalain, Rue De La Comedie Francois, A Paris 1773 - engravings; Engraved titles, 99 headpiece illustrations engraved by Ghendt and others and 99 tailpiece illustrations, by C. P. Marillie. Nineteenth century 3/4 morocco and marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers and edges, front hinge starting, text block solid, contents clean. Provenance- Schorsch bookplate. Lewine adds: "In delicacy of execution, as well as in the beauty of the embellishments, the book rivals Les Baisers and must be regarded as Marillier's masterpiece." Lewine 150-151; Cohen-De Ricci 313-316; Ray, French 43. Presumed 1st as this is the earliest date recorded on WC. Fables: : Engravings: : French Language; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and successively performed by Commodore Byron Captain Wallis Captain Carteret and Captain Cook in the Dolphin the Swallow and the Endeavour A Voyage towards the South Pole and Round the World performed in His Majestys Ships the Resolution and Adventure in the years 1772 1773 1774 and 1775 A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

      First editions throughout. 8 text volumes (all 4to) & folio atlas. Modern full diced calf, gilt tiling to spines; designed to match the atlas binding (which is contemporary). 1st voyage: 29 charts & 23 plates. 2nd voyage: portrait frontis., 63 charts & plates. 3rd voyage: 87 maps & plates.

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         OEUVRES DE M. FRANKLIN...TRADUITES DE L'ANGLOIS SUR LA QUATRIEME ÉDITION...AVEC DES ADDITIONS NOUVELLES...

      Paris, 1773. Two volumes. [4],xxiv,338,[4],xvi,318,[2]pp., plus twelve plates and frontispiece portrait. Quarto. Half titles. Contemporary mottled calf, spines elaborately gilt, gilt leather labels. Minor wear to extremities, light wear to joints. 19th century Russian library bookplate on front pastedowns, occasional mild foxing. Very good. The first French edition of Franklin's complete works on electricity, based on the fourth and best British edition, combined with the first French editions of a number of other works of Franklin's, including some published for the first time in book form in the present volume. An earlier edition of the electricity section, with about half the material, was published in 1752; the present first section includes all the material in the comprehensive fourth edition in English, published in London in 1769. The first volume is devoted entirely to electricity, with the addition of several pieces not included in any previous editions. The second volume contains other scientific writings, including works on meteors, his improvements on chimneys (the "Franklin stove"), sections on population increase, inoculation, music, the "magic circles", and other topics. This edition was translated by Jacques Barbeu Dubourg, a leading philosopher and one of Franklin's closest friends in France. This copy contains the portrait of Franklin not found in all copies. Scarce, and important for its various contents. FORD 315.

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         A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and and English Grammar.

      Printed by W. Strahan for W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington, T. Davies, J Hinton, L. Davis; Hawes, Clarke & Collins; et al., 1773. Fourth edition, revised by the author, i.e the last to be so. Folio. Two volumes. Unpaginated. Title-pages printed in red and black. Recent binding of half calf with raised bands, gilt rules, marbled boards. The most important edition after the first.Last blank of first volume chipped at bottom corner. A bit of light foxing here and there. Very good indeed, internally clean and bright.

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         A List of the General and Field-Officers, as they Rank in the Army;

      London: Printed for J. Millan,, 1773. of the Officers in the Several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments... The whole complete for 1773. Octavo (212 x 127 mm) Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco label enclosed in triple fillet gilt panel and wavy line, gilt numbered direct, low bands framed by single gilt rules, gilt floral sprig in 4 compartments, red speckled edges. A few light abrasions to covers, bookplate removed from front pastedown. A very good copy. First edition, a lovely copy in simple period calf. Copac and ESTC locate copies at six British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Scotland, Sandhurst, regimental museums of: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, Queen's Own Highlanders, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters), and internationally at Royal Military College Kingston Ontario, Library of Congress, Newberry, Princeton, John Carter Brown; OCLC adds Society of the Cincinnati, Boston Athenaeum, US Army Heritage, Sachsische Landesbibliothek. Eighteenth-century Army Lists are becoming more and more difficult to find; this one dates to the year of the Boston Tea Party (16 December 1773). Aside from officers serving in America and Canada, this also lists garrisons in Ireland, Minorca, the Caribbean, Gibraltar and Antigua.

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         Introduzione alla cognizione fisica, e politica d’Europa di Ant. Federico Busching consigliere del concistoro supremo del Re di Prussia . Tradotta in lingua toscana dall’Ab. Gaudioso Jagemann. Edizione prima veneta.

      - Venezia, presso Antonio Zatta, 1773. In 8vo (cm. 20,5); legatura dell’epoca in mezza pergamena e bella carta goffrata; pp. 144 + una grande tavola ripiegata: "tavola di ragguaglio dei pesi Veneti" di Marin Ambelicopolo Maestro di Zecca, Antonio Damjani Bilanciaio pubblico, Tommaso Deserti, Maestro d’Aritmetica. I confini dell’Europa; Il commercio in genere; Compagnie mercantili; Il Commercio degli Europei in Europa, il Asia, in Africa, in America. Axs

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         Zur Geschichte und Litteratur. Aus den Schätzen der Herzoglichen Bibliothek zu Wolfenbüttel. Erster (- Sechster) Beytrag (= alles Erschienene) in 4 Bänden.

      - Braunschweig, Waisenhaus, 1773-81. Zus. über 1500 S. Mit 2 gefalteten Tabellen. Etwas abweichende Pappbände d. Zeit (bestoßen, Rücken mit passendem Papier überklebt, neue Rückenschilder). Vollständige erste Ausgabe. - Die ersten vier Teile erschienen noch zu Lessings Lebzeiten, Teil 6 wurde im Todesjahr Lessings herausgegeben durch Christian Leiste, Teil 5 - obwohl 1781 datiert - konnte tatsächlich erst zur Ostermesse 1782 erscheinen und wurde durch Beiträge von Joh. J. Eschenburg ergänzt, da Lessing selbst nur den ersten und den Anfang des zweiten Aufsatzes hinterlassen hatte. - Goed. IV/1,432,125; Muncker 436 ff; Seifert 85; Kirchner 4470. - Leicht gebräunt u. durchgehend etwas stockfleckig. 2 Titel verso mit kl. Stempel "v.N.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Consult Ulrich Keip]
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         Giornata villereccia. Poemetto in tre canti, intenui labor. Parma, Stamperia Reale, 1773.

      Gebonden in geheel leer uit de tijd met rugversiering, (8)+62 pag. Geillustreerd met handgekleurd titelvignet en 3 handgekleurde etsjes in de tekst. Zeldzame Bodoni uitgave. B2059.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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         [KANGAROO]. An animal of a new species found on the coast of New South Wales

      Etching, 168 x 110 mm (plate line), contained within The Gentleman's Magazine, July 1773, pp. 305 - 360, with accompanying text. A very early image of the kangaroo after Stubbs' famous painting.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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         A treatise on education. With a sketch of the author's method.

      Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & W. Creech. Sold at London by T. Cadell 1773 - 12mo., vii + (i) + 256pp., wanting the front free endpaper, contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lines and a crimson morocco label. A very good copy. First edition. The author's message was simple and direct. 'Education', he writes, 'is acknowledged to have a powerful influence on human happiness. Yet the methods which are generally pursued in conducting it, need to be reformed, or may be improved. To promote this important purpose is the chief design of the following sheets.' George Chapman (1723-1806) was a professional teacher. He was born and educated in Scotland (Banff grammar school and King's College, Aberdeen) and then launched into a teaching career. By 1751 he was joint master of the grammar school at Dumfries, later to become headmaster there until 1774. In poor health, he resigned and for some years taught students privately at his own farmhouse. In later life he worked as a printer in Edinburgh where he died in February 1806. Chapman's Treatise> is a real treatise on teaching evidently based on his own experiences at Dumfries Grammar-School. He considers both professional and practical matters, covering pretty well all that an aspiring teacher would wish to know: school management, qualifications and duties of teachers, salaries, the education of women, 'a sketch of the author's method of instructor in the Grammar-school of Dumfries', teaching methods in various subjects, discipline and physical exercise. Scarce. Later editions (there were several) seem to be relatively common. A 5th edition was published in 1792 with a supplement in 1796. Craigie p.95 (James Craigie, A Bibliography of Scottish education before 1872>, 1970). Muirhead 46. Alston x#264.> [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         De natuurlyke historie der versteeningen of uitvoerige afbeelding en beschryving van de versteende zaaken die tot heden op den aardbodem zyn ontdekt. 3 delen in 4 banden, Amsterdam, J.C. Sepp, 1773-1778.

      Groot folio, (4)+14+64+(4)+484+(4)+236 pag. Gebonden in 4 eigentijdse geheel leren banden met 7 ribben en geornamenteerde rug. Geillustreerd met 272 handgekleurde gravures, waarvan 15 over twee pagina's en de grote gekleurde gravure van Solenhofen.B0473.

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         Nieuwe geographische en historische atlas van de Zeven Vereenigde Nederlandsche Provintien, bestaande inde vyftig nieuwe accurate kaarten (...). Amsterdam, H. de Leth [= w.s. Jan Meyer, 1773].

      Half leer, rug licht beschadigd. 156 pag. tekst: 'Beknopte beschryving der Vereenigde Nederlanden, (3) pag., en 53 kaarten en plattegronden met handgekleurde grenzen. Enkele bladen los in de band, doch compleet exemplaar. Vergelijk Koeman, Le H 2.

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        Plantae Selectae

      [Nuremberg], 1773. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 10 parts in one volume, folio (518 x 353 mm). 3 mezzotint portraits of Trew, G. D. Ehret and J. J. Haid, one engraved general title, heightened in red and gold, 100 hand-colored engraved plates by Johann Jacob Haid and Johann Elias Haid after Georg Dionysius Ehret, each with the first word of the caption heightened in gold. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. Rebacked, with the old spine laid down, corners repaired; some very minor occasional spotting. Provenance: purchased from August Laube, 1967. FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREATEST EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BOTANICAL COLOR-PLATE BOOKS. Trew and Ehret's celebrated collaboration, magnificently colored by hand. Nissen considered the Plantae selectae to be the finest botanical work ever printed in Germany. Trew, physician at Nuremberg and amateur botanist, admired the talent and skill of his younger countryman, Georg Ehret, a gardener and flower painter. This work is their major collaboration, although Ehret did contribute several drawings to Trew's Hortus nitidissimus. Ehret is one of the great painters of flowering plants in the eighteenth century, and all 100 plates of the Plantae selectae were painted by him. Trew died in 1769, leaving the last three parts uncompleted. The work was finished by Benedict Christian Vogel, Professor of Botany at the University of Altdorf. The work was conceived as early as 1742 when Trew wrote to Christian Thran in Carlsruhe: "Every year I receive some beautifully painted exotic plants (by Ehret) and have already more than one hundred of them, which with other pieces executed by local artists, should later on, Deo volente, constitute an appendicem to Weinmann's publication but will, I hope, find a better reception than his". In 1748, agreement was reached that Johann Jacob Haid from Augsburg should provide the engravings, and the first part appeared in 1750. Trew died before the text of the last three decuriae was written and before the illustrations of Decuriae IX and X were printed. The work was then completed by Benedict Christian Vogel. In a letter in Latin to Trew, Linnaeus expressed his opinion: "The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants, Edward's work of birds and Roesel's of insects, nothing equal was seen in the past or will be in the future" (Gerta Calmann, Ehret Flower Painter Extraordinary, 1977, 9.97). This copy with the general title and without the 10 section titles. Other copies include the 10 section titles but not the general title. This copy without the very rare supplement by Vogel (published in two decuriae in 1790-1792). Dunthorne 309; Great Flower Books, p.78; Hunt 539; Nissen BBI 1997; Pritzel 9499; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 15.131.

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