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        Fables Nouvelles

      Chez Delalain 1773 1 vol. in-12 rel. moderne (fin XIXe) plein maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs, filets sur coupes, chasses richement ornées, tête dorée, Chez Delalain, La Haye, Paris, 1773, frontispice (gravé par De Ghendt), xxij pp. (dont titre gravé), 1 f. n. ch. (figure allégorique gravée par Delaunay), pp.1-176, 1 f. n. ch. (second frontispice gravé par De Ghendt), pp. 177-309, 1 f. n. ch. (tables), avec 99 vignettes et 99 culs-de-lampe dessinés par Marillier Elégant exemplaire dans une reliure moderne de la meilleure facture, avec la rangée d'entrelacs au lieu du triple filet typographique p. iij, avec le bon texte mais sans le carton p. 162, une seule des figures gravées par Delaunay, comme souvent, une discrète restauration marginale au second frontispice. L'ensemble des 99 vignettes et des 99 culs-de-lampe de Marillier illustrant cette édition constitue un des chefs-d'oeuvre de la gravure française du XVIIIe siècle. Cioranescu, 25113 ; Cohen, I, 313 Français

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        Description méthodique d'une collection de minéraux, du cabinet de M.D.R.D.L. Ouvrage où l'on donne de nouvelles idées sur la formation & la décomposition des mines, avec un court exposé des sentimens des minéralogistes les plus connus, sur la nature de chaque espèce...

      Paris, Didot jeune and Knapen, 1773. 8vo (194 x 123 mm). pp. (xxxii), 299, (5), with engraved frontispiece; a fine, crisp copy in contemporary French mottled sheep, head and tail of spine slightly worn. First edition of this catalogue of the minerals in Romé de Lisle's own mineral cabinet. Romé 'earned money by cataloguing at least fourteen mineral collections, according to his own, probably incomplete, list in the bibliography to his Cristallographie of 1783. Three of the catalogues remained in manuscript... In 1773 he brought out a description of the metallic ores of his own mineral cabinet, in which he discussed the origin, metamorphosis, and paragenesis of each' (DSB). The descriptions are highly detailed, in terms of locale, mineral and crystal structure, composition, etc. The minerals are cross-referenced to Romé's 'Essai de cristallographie' (1772), the work in which he had established that crystallography was the basis of mineralogical classification. This was amplified in his epochal 'Cristallographie' in 1783, in which he established the general form of the law of constancy of interfacial angles and that each species of mineral has his characteristic primitive form and each form its characteristic constant angles. Pp. xx-xv contain a bibliography of works cited. Hoover 690; Ward and Carozzi 1908

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        Orlando Furioso.

      Birmingham, Da'Torchj di G. Baskerville: per P. Molini, 1773. 1773 4 voll. in-8° grande (235x153mm), pp. (6), LVIII, 362, (2); (4), 450, (2); (4), 446, (4); (4), 431, (40) di elenco degli associati dell'edizione, (1) bianca. Bella legatura coeva in p. pelle marrone marmorizzata con triplice bordura dorata di filetti a inquadrare il perimetro dei piatti. Dorsi a 5 nervi con titolo e segnatura di volume in oro su doppio tassello, fregi floreali e fitomorfi in oro entro scomparti. Tagli dorati, sguardie in marmorizzatura rosa, dentelle interne dorate. Un ritratto dell'Ariosto all'antiporta del primo vol., e 46 stupende tavole fuori testo disegnate da G. Cipriani, Moreau il Giovane, Eisen, Cochin figlio, Monnet, J. B. Greuze ed incise da Bartolazzi, Launay, Longueil, de Ghendt, Prevost, Henriquez, Massard, Simonet, Ponce, Duclos, Martini, Moreau il Giovane, Choffard, Helmon. Duplice ex-libris. Arrossature leggere, minimi restauri alle cuffie e alle cerniere. Bellissimo esemplare. Tutte le 46 tavole sono in fine coloritura all'acquerello del tempo. Celebre edizione di Birmingham del poema ariosteo, fra le più pregiate del Settecento per la bellezza del corredo figurativo. Agnelli / Ravegnani, I, pp. 204-205 (con puntuali indicazioni del numero di tavole realizzate dai singoli disegnatori e calcografi). Lowndes, I 63. Brunet, I, 438. Cohen / De Ricci, coll. 95-97. Gamba, n. 62: "Se per bellezza di stampa e per merito d'intagli va riguardata questa edizione come una delle migliori produzioni della tipografia, è stata eziandio dal Morali trovata una delle migliori per bontà del testo". Guidi, p. 111. Melzi, p. 175. Melzi/Tosi, p. 70. Baruffaldi, p. 304. Graesse, I, 199. Catalogue des livres comp. la Bibliothèque Rothschild, n. 1033. Hoepli, Cento libri preziosi, pp. 72-73. Ferrazzi, p. 72.

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        Försök til en systematisk inledning i swenska landt-skötselen; lämpad efter rikets nordliga climate, och grundad på rön, försök och anmärkningar, i natural-historien, physiken, chemien, samt den allmänna och enskilta oeconomien.

      I-III. Sthlm, H. Fougt, 1773-77. 8:o. (40),374,(22) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr + (16),478,(2) s. & 2 utvikbara grav. plr + (16),594,(17) s. & 4 utvikbara grav. plr. Tre nötta ouniforma och olika höga samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind. Stänkta snitt. Första bandet med några sprickor i bakre ytterfalsen och tredje bandet med defekter överst på ryggen, defekt titelfält och stora sprickor i ytterfalsarna. Del I genomgående lätt lagerfläckig och med kraftigt bruna fläckar på s. 371-72 och (7)-(8) i registret. En gammal lagad reva överst i yttermarginalen på s. (9) i början av del III. Med initialerna "G:M:" på titelbladen till del I och II och Nils Zenzéns namnteckning daterad 1928 i samtliga delar, med uppgiften att han fått arbetet av H. Nordenskiöld på Fårebo och att de härrör ur Virkvarns bibliotek.. Hebbe Den svenska lantbrukslitteraturen 90. Denne har inte räknat med det sista bladet Gg8 i andra delen som består av en "förtekning på economiska böcker, som finnas hos H. Fougt". Pehr Adrian Gadd (1727-97) var bl.a. professor i ekonomi, kemi och fysik vid Åbo universitet. Detta är hans vetenskapliga huvudarbete

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        Opuscula Mathematic

      Parma: Ex Typographia Regia, 1773 First edition of an scarce mathematical work, attractively printed by Bodoni, erroneously listed by Brooks in Edizioni Bodoniane, with the date 1783. The text deals with hydraulics and geometry. Original plain wrappers, old manuscript spine label. . Quarto. With ten engraved folding copper-engraved plates, each with multiple diagrams. Woodcut device on title-page. Old armorial library rubberstamp on title-page and neat ink location number on front pastedown. A very handsome, uncut copy.

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        Zur elementarischen Bibliothek. Das Methodenbuch für Väter und Mütter der Familien und Völker. Dritte Auflage.

      8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 384 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung. Dritte überarbeitete und erweiterte Fassung des erstmals 1770 veröffentlichten pädagogischen Leitfadens, der stark von Rousseau beeinflusst war. Erschien gleichzeitig und als Ergänzung zu seinem an Kinder und Jugendliche gerichtetn Elementarbuch. Basedow war 1771 von Leopold Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau zum Direktor der dortigen Erziehungsanstalt berufen worden, aus der 1774 das sogenannten 'Philanthropin' entstand, eine Musterschule, die für einige Jahre einer der pädagogischen Mittelpunkte Europas wurde. - Papier stellenweise gebräunt und stockfleckig. Titel mehrfach gestempelt. Rückenkanten leicht angebrochen. Dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Umständliche Nachricht von dem Leben und sonderbaren Schicksale Kaspar Neutons eines unweit Paris gewesenen Tabuletkrämers Sohns : welcher seine ihm zugestossene Unglücksfälle von Jugend an sowohl als auch die nachhero erfolgten Begebenheiten da er auf einer unbewohnten Insul neunzehen Jahre hingebracht durch ein Englisches Schiff befreyet und in Europa wieder angelanget aufrichtig erzählet, und auf guter Freunde Ersuchen aufgezeichnet

      8°. XII S., 431 S. mit gestochenem Frontispiz. Halbpergamentband der Zeit mit erneuertem Rücken. Hayn-G. 5, 270 - Ullrich 171m 78. - Sehr seltene deutsche Robinsonade. - Ullrich zählt das Werk "zu den besten der Gattung". - Als Verfasser wird O.B. Verdion vermutet, was aber nicht nachgewiesen werden kann. Nur in 2 Exemplaren in den Bibliotheken von Göttingen und der Staatsbibliothek Berlin nachweisbar. - Der anonyme Verfasser hält sich in vielen Bereichen an das berühmte Original, bringt dann aber in der Gestalt einer Frau, Katharina genannt, einen leichten erotischen Einschlag in die Geschichte. - Durchgehend fleckig und gebräunt. Die ersten 5 Blätter mit Wurmspur im Innenfalz. Rücken fachgerecht erneuert.

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        HISTORISK AFHANDLING OM MUSIK OCH INSTRUMENTER SÄRDELES OM ORGWERKS INRÄTTNINGEN I ALLMÄNHET JEMTE KORT BESKRIFNING ÖFWER ORGWERKEN I SWERIGE.

      Westerås Tryckt hos Joh: Laur: Horrn på Auctors bekostnad 1773, (24)+323+5s samt 4 graverade delvis utvikbara orgelplanscher av Fr Acrel. Vackert modernt handbundet pastischband i rött skinn med rik exklusiv blindpräglad dekor, förgylld ryggtitel, sprängfärgat övre snitt, i skinnskodd, fodrad pappkassett med marmorerat pärmpapper; titelbladet med kunnigt lagad reva, några fuktfläckar på s 7-11 samt på några av dedikationsbladen (s 1-24) varav även några lätt solkiga, 3 av planscherna med var sin blekt fläck, exlibris (Lars Bergström); i övrigt ett mycket vackert och representativt exemplar

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        Histoire Litteraire de S. Bernard, abbe de Clairvaux, et de Pierre Le Venerable, abbe de Cluni

      Chez la veuve Desaint Paris: Chez la veuve Desaint. 1773. First. First Edition. Quarto. xii, 569 [2] pp. Illustrated with two copper plate engravings and woodcut tailpieces. 24 cm. Text in French. Contemporary full calf with gilt borders, gilt fillet turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Both boards are a bit bowed and nearly detached, with wear to the board edges and spine, else very good, the interior text pages are clean and tight with light scattered spotting.A scarce, supplementary volume to the celebrated "Histoire litteraire de France," initiated in 1733 by Dom Rivest and the Benedictines of St. Maur. .

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        Description de l´Arabie d´apres les observations et recherches faites dans le pays meme + Voyage en Arabie & en d´autres Pays circonvoisins I-II.

      Copenhague, Nicolas Möller 1773 + Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde/ Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven 1776; Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde/ Utrecht, Barthelemy Wild 1780. (2),XLIII,(3),372,(2) + VIII,(6),409,(1) + VI,(10),389,(1) + 150 plates and maps + large folding map. Half calf. 4 volumes, The plates of both titles bound together in one separate volume. Description de l´Arabie has 25 plates and maps (including 1 large map). Voyage en Arabie has 72+52 plates and maps + 1 large folding map. (Plates and maps complete). Many plates and maps folding, a few small tears. Plate XIV of Description with stain. Title page of Voyage vol.I closely cut in upper margin, not affecting text. First 10 pages of Voyage vol II. with brown stain 10-15 squarecentimeter or less. Boards of Voyage vol. II.with brown stain. Slightly worn bindings. All in all a nice set

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        Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times.

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1773. . Fifth edition overall, the first Baskerville edition. Three volumes. 8vo. (2) iv, (2, contents leaf misbound), 364; 176, (179)-443, (1); (4), 410, (48, index) pp., bound without the errata leaf in volume III as is often the case. 20th century full brown morocco, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels, decorated to others. Frontispiece portrait in volume I plus 3 finely engraved title vignettes. Small tear with loss to the original rear free endpaper of volume III, a very good set overall. "Characteristicks was a complex as well as composite book, a work of philosophy in a polite mode. It aimed centrally to convey a notion of philosophy as a form of ethical training. ...it criticized those philosophical 'innovators', namely René Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, who themselves sought to demolish scholasticism. If they took their inspiration from mathematics and natural philosophy Shaftesbury took his from social and aesthetic experience. If they helped to make epistemology the central task of philosophy, Shaftesbury insisted on philosophy's ethical core". (ODNB). Gaskell, 49. First published in 1711.

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        Beskrifning Öfwer Wärmeland

      Afdeld I Sex Tidehwarf, Twänne under Hedendomen, Och lika många under Påfwedömet Och Lutherska Tiden; Jämte en kort Inledning, Om Landets Läge, Namn, Wattudrag, Bergsträkningar, Skogar, med mera. Götheborg. Trykt hos Immanuel Smitt 1773-79. 8:o. Träsnittsillustrationer i texten. (14),370,(2) s. + 2 utvikbaratabeller; (19),392-900,(16) s. Oskurna i två nära samtida marmorerade pappomslag, handskrivna ryggtitlar. Ryggar något blekta. Första bandet med svag i stort sett genomgående fuktfläck, andra delen med motsvarande från sidan 891 till slutet. Namnteckning G. Halldin på titelblad och främre spegel, där med tillägget Norby Bibliotek. På speglar även namnstämpel A. C. Waern. 19 x 12 cm

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        Kristni-Saga, sive Historia Religionis Christianæ in Islandiam introductæ; nec non þattr af Islefi Biskuoi, sive Narratio de Isleifo Episcopo; Ex Manuscriptis Legati Magnæani cum Interpretione latina, notis, Chronologia, tabulis Genealogicis & Indicibus, tam rerum, qvam Verborum.

      København 1773. (38) + 192 + (1 blank) + (106) s. Ekstra kobberstukket tittelbl. Stamtavler. Samt. blankt kartonert omsl. Uoppskåret. Ubeskåret.. *Et stort, rent og ubeskåret eksemplar på skrivepapir

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        An Abridgment of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer

      1773. Burn, Richard [1709-1785]. Greenleaf, Joseph [1720-1810], Editor. An Abridgment of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which is Added, An Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to be Known and Observed by All Justices of the Peace. Boston: Printed for, and sold by, Joseph Greenleaf, 1773. [viii], 386, [2] pp. Includes two-page publisher advertisement. Quarto (8-1/2" x 7"). Contemporary sheep, rebacked retaining original spine with raised bands and lettering piece, hinges mended, spine ends restored. Moderate rubbing and minor scuffing to boards, some offsetting to margins of endleaves, very light browning to text. Early owner signature (J. Rowe/ Sept 16. 1776) to title page, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Only American edition and the only abridgement of a legal treatise printed in America before the Revolution. Richard Burn was an attorney and antiquarian who edited the ninth, tenth, and eleventh editions of Blackstone's Commentaries. His Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (1755) was perhaps his most important work. Holdsworth considered it to be one of the best treatments of the subject, an opinion shared by Burn's contemporaries, both in England and in the colonies. The "best proof that his book...was accepted as the leading text-book on that topic is the number of editions through which it passed.... It deserved its success. Burn carefully abridged the statutes, and stated the manner in which their clauses had been interpreted by the courts. His treatment of the criminal law was based upon a thorough study of the works of Coke, Hale, and Hawkins." Greenleaf explains the nature of his abridgement in the preface: "The London edition takes in the whole practice of England and Scotland, this renders it both bulky and dear. The circle of a justices business in those places is vastly extensive, and is founded chiefly on acts of the British parliament, which can never have any relation to this colony" [i]. Greenleaf also added an appendix of forms and general rules and directions for American courts. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:332-333. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8325.

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        Orlando Furioso

      Birmingham : Da' Torchi di G. Baskerville per P. Molini Libraio dell' Accademia Reale, e G. Molini. 1773 . 4 volumes 4to, Vol.1. [-]1, [-]2, a-g4, [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Yy4, Zz2, (last leaf blank), portrait, plates 1-12 : Vol.2. [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Kkk4, Lll2, (last leaf blank), plates 13-23 : Vol.3. [-]1, A-Z4, aa-Zz4, Aaa-Kkk4 , (last leaf blank), plates 24-35 : Vol.4. [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Hhh4, Ff-Gg4, *4, ***4, ****4, *****1 (asterisks signed as per Gaskell), plates 36-46, the engraved plates by Cipirani, Cochin, Eisen, Moreau et al., a little light foxing on some plates and consequent offsetting, fine contemporary French red morocco, triple fillet borders, floral bouquet cornerpieces, fully gilt spines in 6 compartments with green morocco labels in compartments 2 and 3, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. A fine copy of the quarto edition of Baskerville's Ariosto (ten times rarer than the standard octavo edition). Apart from being in a very fine French red morocco binding the present copy has two other significant points of interest; it preserves the final blanks in vols.1-3, alluded to, but not seen, by Gaskell (q.v.) and, secondly, in Vol.3 at sig. Eee3+4 are preserved portions of deckle edges owing to the leaves being creased before coming under the binder's guillotine. These confirm Gaskell's measurements (page xvi) for an uncut page of 12 x 9 5/8 ins. Cohen/de Ricci describes this quarto edition as 'sur grand papier' and says that it was limited to 100 copies, but we have found no confirmation of this number.

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        Beskrifning öfwer Wärmeland, afdeld i sex tidehwarf, twänne under hedendomen och lika många under påfwedömet och lutherska tiden jemte en kort inledning om landets läge, namn, wattudrag, bergsträkningar, skogar m. m. I-III.

      Göteborg, Immanuel Smitt, 1773-79. Tre delar i en volym, (14) + 160 + (7) + 168-371 + (1) + (19) + 392-900 + (16) s. + 2 utvikbara tryckta tabeller (alla). Samtida halvskinnband med fyra upphöda bind. Eftersättsblad saknas. Exlibris (Gustaf Berndtsson). Namnteckning på titelbladet (Hans Nilsson). Enstaka brunfläckar

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        MEMORIE IDROSTATICO-STORICHE.

      In-4 p. (mm. 290x210), 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro, tagli azzurri, pp. XII,301,(3); (4),195,(3); bella vignetta allegorica al frontesp. (inc. in rame da Antonio Baratti su disegno di Michelangelo Borghi); ornato da una grande iniz. figur., e da capilett. e finali silografati; con 1 tav. idrografica inc. in rame e più volte ripieg. Dedicate a Francesco III, Duca di Modena, Reggio, Mirandola, queste 30 Memorie riguardano: ?Le operazioni eseguite nell?inalveazione del Reno di Bologna, e degli altri minori Torrenti per la Linea di Primaro al Mare dall?anno 1765 fino al 1772.. Si aggiungono altre Memorie riguardanti varie spedizioni, ed operazioni analoghe fatte contemporaneamente in Germania, ed altrove? che costituiscono un?ampia e circostanziata difesa del suo operato (come citato in Diz. Bibl. degli Italiani,LXIV, p. 269). "Edizione originale" di questa importante opera. Cfr. Riccardi,I,26-27. "Il Padre Lecchi (1702-76) della Compagnia di Gesù, matematico e ingegnere milanese, diresse opere idrauliche, specie nel campo dell'arginamento dei fiumi, per incarico di Papa Clemente XIII e dell'imperatrice Maria Teresa d'Austria". Cosi' Diz. Treccani,VI, p. 759. Solo ca. 20 carte con lievi aloni o impronte tipograf. più o meno marcate (su 2 cc. anche picc. fori margin.), altrim. bello e fresco esemplare a grandi margini, su carta distinta.

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        The History of Ireland from the Invasion of Henry II With a Preliminary Discourse on the Antient State of That Kingdom'

      London: J. Nourse, et al., 1773. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. Large 4to. 3 volumes. First editions. (52),lvi, 388;(4),516;(4),664,(30)pp. Index. Contemporary polished calf. Spines in 6 compartments with raised bands with simple gilt rules; red morocco lettereing labels, gilt. Hinges neatly and nearly invisibly repaired; some scuffing and wear to the edges and corners; chipping at spine tips; the first and last few pages have marginal offsets from the leather turn-ins, but essentially a very good copy. ESTC T135878.

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        An Historical Account of all the Voyages Round the World Performed by English Navigators Captain Cooks first voyage

      London: F Newberry, 1773. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Vol. 3 & 4 only of 4. Included is a full account of Captain Cooks first voyage + several voyages by Byron. Wallis. Carteret and Bougainville. from 1764-1771 + the Journal of a Voyage to the North Pole by the Hon. Commodore Phipps. and Captain Lutwidge. Quarter period calf leather bindings. 8vo. [2]/ 470 pages. [1]/ 364 pages + 2 pages of adverts + 118 page suppliment. Lacks maps? and illustrations? Front board on vol. 4 is only held on with a little bit of string. Rear board is loose. Spines and covers are very worn and damaged. Only very minor foxing internally. Title page of vol. 3 some what soiled.

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        An Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland:Or, An Inquiry into the ... Britons, Irish, Scots and Anglo-Saxons

      London: T. Becket & P. A. De Hondt, 1773. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. The third edition, revised and greatly enlarged. (xii),404,(viii)pp. Intriguing study of the manners, religion, languages, government, kings law and other aspects of the Britons, Scots, Irish and Anglo-Saxons. Short sections on the Druids, and a section on Gildas. Vocabulary list comparing Latin, Irish and English. Bound to style in quarter leather; spine has simple gilt rules, a red leather lettering piece, gilt, and tooled in blind with a crown, a thistle, a Celtic harp and a spray of shamrocks; marbled paper boards. Occasional light foxing, title lightly soiled and with two short closed tears, else a very good copy. Ownership name dated 1866 in Hamilton, Ohio. ESTC N17038

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        Edman, 1767. 4:o.

      (4),50 s. Häftad i samtida klistermarmorerat pappomslag vars främre och bakre mönster skiljer sig åt. Ett par små maskhål på ryggen. Inlaga med breda marginaler och delvis med råkanter. Med Erik Götlins namnteckning daterad 1773 och anteckning att han fått skriften i gåva av Johan Ihre. Fint ex. med Ericsbergs biblioteks exlibris.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1338. Björkbom Svensk porträttlitteratur 386. Tryckt i 175 exemplar enligt en anteckning på försättsbladet som hänvisar till ett brev från Lidén till Gjörwell. "Catalogue" är den första förteckningen över svenska graverade porträtt. Götlin (1744-1829), som sedermera blev professor i latin, numismatik och vältalighet vid Uppsala universitet, hade 1773 varit respondent till avhandlingen "Runarum in Svecia occasu" (om runornas undergång i Sverige) under Ihres presidium

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        Asylum Morale. Turbores saeculi ridet Democritus deflet Heraclitus, tranquille exhalat munita Philosophia (..) Tabula Riveriana Secunda (..).

      Verona. 1773. Folio. Plate mark 70 x 47,5 cm. The whole sheet 75 x 53 cm. Passe partout 81 x 58 cm. Etching / engraving. Uncut margins. Green passe partout. Some foxing, mainly to the margins. A few worm holes in the left margin.. A wonderful print in contemporary hand colouring, which is quite uncommon. Most copies are uncoloured. It is an "allegorical composition of a winged woman personyfying imagination, at which Democritus laughs and Heraclitus weeps, while philosophy calmly smokes a pipe" (British Museum). There is a long explanation of the allegory in latin below the image. The philosopher is sitting in front of a very large canvas where most of the figures are depicted. The canvas hangs from the top of the image. A cherub is standing in the lower right corner peeping out from behind the canvas. The print is described as the "Tabula Riveriana Secunda" and executed after a painting by Felix Boscarati. "Tabula Riveriana" is a famous serie of four allegorical paintings by Boscarati which were all etched and engraved by Vicentinus Christophorus ab Aqua. Boscarati was a painter active in Verona in the 18th. century. Vicentinus Christophorus ab Aqua was a reproductive etcher active in Italy in the same period. Joseph Buffetti was a painter and draughtsman also working in Italy in the 18th. century. He was the intermediate draugtsman. Scarce

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        Quae Exstant [comprising] Bellum Catillinarium; Bellum Jugurth; Historiarum Fragmenta; Oratio Ad C. Cæsarum, De Republica Ordinanda. [with Florus'] Epitome Rerum Romanorum.

      Birminghamiæ [Birmingham]: Joannis Baskerville, 1773.. 4to. Curiously paginated thus (4), 1-198, (3), p. 199, p. 102, p. 200, 205-225, (2), 226-227, 230-317, (1) pp., but obviously complete by the catchwords and signatures. Full patterned calf, spine flat with gilt rules, recent green gilt lettered label, gilt decorated to compartments, decorative gilt tooled border to boards. Joints and spine expertly repaired, the latter slightly darkened and with slight loss of gilt, a few abrasions with loss to leather on boards, contents clean throughout, a handsome copy. Gaskell, 51 .

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        Capitaine Carl Gustav Ekebergs Ostindiska Resa Åren 1770 och 1771. Beskrefven uti Bref til Kongl. Svenska Vet. Academiens secreterare.

      Stockholm, 1773. Tryckt på eget förlag hos Henr. Fougt, Kongl. Boktryckare. 8:o. (8),170,(2 sista blank) s. + 5 utvikbara graverade planscher + utvikbar graverad karta. Nära samtida något nött halvskinnband i kalv. Främre pärm något stukad övre yttre hörn. Titelblad lagat övre yttre hörn samt raderat i nedre kant med påföljd att papperet är tunnt och med litet hål, förstärkt med japanpapper på baksidan. Planschen över Vampoe med två lagade revor i vikning, äldre papperslagning och ny med japanpapper c.a 45 mm vardera. Hörn med fuktfläck (endast i marginalen ej i närhet av text) första sidan Företal, sidan 25/26, 29/30, 165/166 och sista bladet. Sidan 15-18 med en del mindre brunfläckar och 79-82 med några fläckar i yttre marginalen. I övrigt endast någon enstaka mindre fläck. 19 x 12 cm

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        TOILETTE DE FLORE

      Toilette de Flore, ou Essai sur les Plantes & les Fleurs qui peuvent servir d'ornement aux Dames; contenant les différentes manières de préparer les Essences, Pommades, Rouges, Poudres, Fards & Eaux de Senteurs: auquel on a ajouté différentes recettes, pour enlever toutes sortes de Taches sur le linge & sur les étoffes, &c. &c. Ouvrage utile aux Parfumeurs, Baigneurs & aux personnes chargées de la direction des Toilettes. Seconde Edition. A Paris, Valade, 1773. In 16mo, pp.XVI,224. Cart. moderno. Solo volume primo. Vol. I only.

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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c

      London: Printed for the Author, 1773. Hardcover. Very good. The Third Edition. 8vo. (iv),366,(16)pp. Three engraved plates, one of a stove and two of table settings. The last 16pp contain the erratum and the index. Bound without the advertising leaf. Nineteenth century half calf binding, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt; gilt lettering label; marbled paper boards. Occasional light soil to the textblock, two small tears to the plates, neatly repaired with no loss, else a very good copy. First published in 1769, and again in 1771, this is the third edition and bears the warning on the title page: "No Book is genuine but what is signed by the Author." And indeed her signature is present on page one. In 1773 Raffald sold her rights to R. Baldwin and this warning disappeared in subsequent printings. ESTC T82676. Oxford, p. 98.

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        Chymie Experimentale et raisonnee, 3 vols

      Didot Paris, 1773 First Edition. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition first issue 1773, complete in 3 volumes. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 12 folding plates. Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands and gilt titling. Small areas of light damp to two covers. 8vo. Very attractive set.

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        Oeuvres

      ...traduites de l'Anglois sur la Quatrieme Édition. Par M. Barbeu Dubourg. Avec des Additions nouvelles. Engraved frontis. port. of Franklin & 12 engraved plates. 2 p.l., xxii, [2], 338 pp.; 2 p.l., xiii, [3], 318, [2] pp. Two vols. in one. Large 4to, cont. red morocco, spine richly gilt, green morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Paris: Quillau, Esprit, & l'Auteur, 1773. First collected edition in French of Franklin's Experiments and Observations on Electricity; it is described by Printing and the Mind of Man as "the most important scientific book of eighteenth-century America." This is the most complete early edition of Franklin's scientific writings in any language. Our edition is based on the fourth English edition of 1769 and includes correspondence between Dubourg and Franklin on such subjects as ventilation, the art of swimming, inoculation, acoustics, meteors, stoves, the cause of common colds, magnetism and its relations to electricity, and so on which had not previously been published. Fine copy. Bookplates of John Symmons, Edwin B. Holden, and Antoine Bordes. .

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        In lode delle belle arti orazione e componimenti poetici relazione del concorso e de' premi distribuiti in campidoglio dall'insigne accademia del disegno in s. luca il di 27 aprile 1773 secondo l'istituzione del nobil uomo carlo pio balestra essendo principe dell'accademia il signor andrea bergondi scultore. in roma, per il casaletti, s.a. (ma 1773)

      Cm. 28, pp. (2) 70 (2). Bell'antiporta allegorica, emblema calcografico dell'accademia al frontespizio, alcune grandi vignette in luogo di testate e finali, capolettera istoriati e la raffigurazione di due medaglie. Legatura coeva in pergamena rigida. Qualche segno d'uso alla legatura, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Interessante nota manoscritta di possesso di: Colonel Fraille (?) academics of Rome and Florence. In fine segnaliamo il lungo poema di Gioacchino Pizzi: Il Tempio del Buon Gusto seguito da vari elenchi e cataloghi degli accademici.

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        Discourses to the aged : on several important subjects. Viz. The Difference between the Activity of Youth and the Infirmities of Age. Barzillai's Refusal of David's Invitation to Jerusalem. The Fruitfulness of Aged Christians ...Caleb's Reflection on the Goodness and Faithfulness of God to him. The Design and Improvement of useless Days and wearisome Nights. God's Promise to bear and deliver his aged Servants. Israel's Journey thro' the Wilderness...

      Shrewsbury : printed by J. Eddowes; and sold by J. Buckland and T. Longman, in Pater-Noster-Row, London, 1773. 2nd Edition. Physical desc.: viii, 356, [8]p. Notes: With a final advertisement leaf. Braces in imprint. Subject: Older people - Sermons - gerontology. Related item: Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, T137092. Very good copy in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with a gilt-blocked label and ruled cross-bands; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES UNDERTAKEN BY THE ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTYFOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, AND SUCCESSIVELYPERFORMED BY COMMODORE BYRON, CAPTAIN WALLIS, CAPTAIN CARTERET AND CAPTAINCOOK

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1773. Beautifully rebound First Edition preferred for its plates in three quarto volumes in 3/4 calf with raised bands, red and gilt labels. A very good clean copy, hardly any foxing, in a few instances the bold plates have bled to the adjacent text. There are no tape repairs and text and plates have wide margins. Complete with 51 plates and charts. This set is bound with the "Directions for Placing the Cuts and Charts", but without the "Chart of the Streight of Magellan". According to Holmes, this particular combination indicates a later issue of the first edition (the work was first printed in June 1773, and again in August of the same year). Holmes, 5 (n). Photos upon request.. First Edition.

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        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. First edition. 52 engraved plates, maps and charts, including the large folding map of the Straight of Magellan. Three volumes in contemporary full calf with gilt decorations to outer edges, gilt turn-ins, spines handsomely rebacked matching the brown calf boards with red and black spine labels, corners strengthened, marbled endpapers. A very attractive set with some light scattered foxing, a few leaves stained, and generally very clean and sound.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        An Account of the Voyages … for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere…;

      London: for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell [First & Second Voyages]; for G. Nicol; and T. Cadell [Third Voyage],, 1773–85. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World …; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean … Together 9 volumes: 8 quarto text volumes (287 × 210 mm) and folio atlas (540 × 340 mm). Text volumes in contemporary calf, all volumes rebacked, red morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces to the spines, flat bands with gilt floral roll, foliate centre-tool to compartments, broad foliate rolled panel to boards with inner panel in blind, dotted edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers, quatrefoil roll to turn-ins; atlas in contemporary half calf, marbled sides, gilt rules to spine, original tissue-guards retained throughout. First Voyage: 3 volumes, first edition with 52 plates, maps & charts, most of them double-page or folding: Second Voyage: 2 volumes, first edition, with the copperplate portrait of Cook by Basire after Hodges, 63 plates, maps and charts, a number of them double-page or folding, and folding letterpress table: Third Voyage, second edition, 3 volumes and folio atlas, with a total of 87 plates, maps and charts, several of them folding Near-contemporary armorial bookplates of George Tyrell to front pastedowns of text volumes, ownership inscription of Thomas S. Gooch to front pastedown of the atlas. A little rubbed, occasional offsetting as often, sporadic spotting and browning, and a few minor marginal splits, but overall a very good set, attractive and sensitively restored. First, first, and second editions respectively. A complete set of the official accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages around the world. "Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). His contributions to the advancement of knowledge were widely recognised in his own time. During his third voyage, when Britain and America were at war, Benjamin Franklin, who had met Cook in London and was then serving as the Colonies' representative at the court in Paris, wrote a general laissez passer for the expedition, requesting that the American and French fleets leave them unmolested, declaring that "The increase of geographical knowledge facilitates the communication between distant nations in the exchange of useful products and manufactures and the extension of arts whereby the common enjoyments of human life are multiply'd and augmented, and science of other kinds encreas'd to the benefit of mankind in general." Cook's many discoveries resulted in British claims in Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, the last of which he regarded as his most valuable discovery but where he met his death. "He also suggested the existence of Antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century" (PMM).

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        An Account of the Voyages undertaken... for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere

      London: for W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1773. 3 volumes, quarto. (11 x 8 3/4 inches). 52 plates, maps and charts (39 folding). Second edition of vols.I and II, including Hawkesworth's reply to Mr. Dalrymple, and first edition of vol.III. Cf. Beddie 648 and 650; cf. Hill (2004) 782 and 783. [Second Voyage] - James COOK. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and around the World. London: for W.Strahan & T.Cadell, 1779. 2 volumes, quarto (11 x 8 3/4 inches). Engraved portrait frontispiece of Cook by J. Basire after W. Hodges and 63 engraved plates, charts and maps (30 folding), 1 folding letterpress table. (Plates XXXVI and XXXVII in vol.I shaved as usual, portrait shaved, plate LXI facing p.342 in vol.I expertly repaired). Third edition. Beddie 1226; cf. Sabin 16245. [Third Voyage] - James COOK & Captain James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. London: H. Hughs for G.Nicol & T.Cadell, 1785. 4 volumes (Text: 3 vols., quarto [11 x 8 5/8 inches]; Atlas vol. of plates: 1 vol., large folio [21 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches]). Text: engraved title vignettes, 1 folding letterpress table, 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles and charts (13 folding). (Charts number 80 and 81, here facing pp.409 and 420 in vol.II, shaved at the outer edge). Atlas vol.: 63 engraved plates, plans and maps only (2 folding). Second (and best) edition. Beddie 1552; Forbes Hawaiian National Bibliography 85; cf. Sabin 16250. KIPPIS, Andrew (1725-1795). The Life of Captain James Cook. London: Printed for G. Nichol and G.G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. Quarto (10 3/4 x 9 inches). Engraved portrait frontispiece of Cook by Heath, unsigned but after Nathaniel Dance. (Lacks half-title). Beddie 1962; Hill (2004) 935; Holmes 69; Sabin 37954. Together, 10 volumes. Expertly bound to style in 18th-century diced russia, covers with decorative roll tool border, spines divided into six (text) or eight (atlas) compartments by horizontal fillets and decorative rolls, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, green morocco label in the fourth, with small onlaid oval of red morocco bearing the volume number of the text vols. or the word Atlas, the compartments otherwise decorated with star and circle tool at each corner and large centrally-placed star tool or fouled-anchor tool, sprinkled edges. A fine complete set of all three of Cook's great voyages of discovery: "the basis for any collection of Pacific books" (Hill), here including the first edition of Kippis's "Life of Captain James Cook," the first and most important English biography of the famed explorer. Cook's first voyage included visits to Tahiti and New Zealand, and the tracing of the east coast of Australia was one of the most perilous feats of navigation in the whole recorded history of exploration. The second voyage pushed further south than any previous navigators in search of a southern continent, as well as visiting numerous Pacific islands. The third voyage returned to islands previously visited, discovered Hawaii, and explored the northwest coast of America from Alaska to Oregon. The text of these official reports form an invaluable record of the voyages, but they are enhanced enormously by the 219 plates, maps, charts and views. This set includes the preferred second edition of the Third Voyage. The typography of the second edition text of the third voyage is generally considered superior to the first (Hughs took over the printing from Strahan and re-set all the text). Contemporary support for this view is reported by Forbes who quotes an inscription in a set presented by Mrs. Cook to her doctor which notes "the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letterpress." Also included with this set is the 1782 first edition of Kippis's biography, the first and most important English biography of Cook which "was intended to give a well-balanced account of his life from birth to death" (Hill). It includes his early life as well as details his surveys of Newfoundland and Labrador and his three voyages, but most importantly Kippis reprints most of David Samwell's eyewitness account of Cook's death. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for 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 had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill).

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        [Medals of the Sovereigns of England]

      1773. Engravings of Dassier’s Medals of the Sovereigns of England[NUMISMATICS]. [DASSIER, Jean]. [An Explanation of Dassier’s Medals of the Sovereigns of England]. [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1797].Blank book with mounted engravings of thirty-three medals, including thirty-one medals by Jean Dassier of the Sovereigns of England from William I to George II, including Oliver Cromwell (without the medals of the medals for Richard III, Henry VII, and Henry VIII), as well as medals of George III (by Lewis Pingo) and Queen Charlotte (by John Kirk). Twelvemo (6 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches; 162 x 95 mm.). [33] leaves, each with two mounted engravings showing the recto and verso of a medal. Each leaf separated by a guard leaf.Bound in late eighteenth-century full red roan. Covers with gilt single fillet border, smooth spine ruled in gilt, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine, corners, and board edges rubbed. A few areas of slight discoloration on covers. Pencilled annotations on verso of one leaf. An excellent copy.The engravings are most likely cut from An Explanation of Dassier’s Medals of the Sovereigns of England, a series of six engraved plates of the Kings and Queens of England, by Pye, c. 1773, the final plate with additional medals of George III and Queen Charlotte, followed by 7 pp. of explanatory text, reduced landscape folio. “The additional medals chosen are interesting, the first the undated medal of George III, by Lewis Pingo. Eimer [Pingo, 54], dates the medal to c. 1775, when the medal was exhibited at the Free Society of Artists. Stainton (private notes) believed it to have been used by the Welch Society. However it is catalogued by Brown [BHM 265], following Col. Grant’s lead, as "American Independence", and placed ten years later in 1785. The second medal is John Kirk’s medal of Queen Charlotte, for the founding of the Medical Society of London in 1773 [BHM 184]. It would seem logical to date the book to 1773-1776” (Coin Archive).A complete listing of the engravings is available upon request.Swiss medallist Jean (John) Dassier (1676-1763) “trained under his father Domaine Dassier (1641–1719), chief engraver at the Geneva Mint, and studied in Paris under Jean Mauger and Joseph Roettier. From 1711 he was assistant engraver at the Geneva Mint and in 1720 succeeded his father as chief engraver, a post he held until his death. Around 1720 he designed and executed his first series of medals: those of French monarchs (72 medals) and religious reformers (around 24). In 1728 he visited England, where he refused the offer of a position at the Royal Mint. In 1731 he issued a series of medals dedicated to George II, depicting British sovereigns from William I to George II. This consisted of 35 medals available in gold, silver and bronze, some of which were damascened. He was joined in this project by his second son, and the medals are described in his A Sett of Medals of all the Kings of England (London, 1731) and An Explanation of the Medals of the English Monarchs Engraved by John Dassier and Son (Birmingham, 1731)” (Grove Art Online).“Having being presented to Queen Caroline, perhaps through the good offices of Wake, Dassier set out proposals for a set of thirty-three medals of English sovereigns from William I to George II, to whom the series was dedicated. Based on engravings by George Vertue for Paul Rapin de Thoyras’s History of England, these were advertised in the prospectus published in 1730 for purchase by subscription at 6 guineas for sets in copper and at 15 guineas for silver. During his second stay in England Dassier also planned, according to Vertue, to engrave many remarkable persons noted for great Actions in the government of this nation in Times passd. and learned men of all degrees lately or formerly or of the present time which he proposes to grave at his own expence. (Vertue, Note books, 3.51–2). Medals of Milton, Bacon, and Selden were included in this set. Together these two medallic series belong to those series of historicizing portraits in different media that were being formulated at Stowe and elsewhere during the 1730s to represent figures from the national past” (ODNB).

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        An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere ; A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World ; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere [Complete Set of Voyages in 8 Vol. With Atlas]

      London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell 1773;1784 and W. & A. Strahan 1784 1773-1784, 2nd Edition, 4th Edition, 1st Edition respectively.. () [xxvi] A4, 456,[xiv] 410,394,[xl] 378,396,[xcvi] 421,549,558pp. Near fine. 8 vol in Quarto. Atlas in folio. Finely bound in matching modern full calf with atlas in 1 / 4 calf; ruled boards with blind stamped ornamental panels. Navy blue labels to spines of all volumes; gilt rules with raised bands. Previous owner's name in pencil to all title pages of text volumes(J. Hudson, dated 1816). First voyage with 52 plates, maps and charts; many folding. Errata and introduction to second edition bound in. Includes chart of the Streights of Magellan. Second voyage with 63 plates, engraved frontis by Basire from Hodges' portrait of Cook; maps and charts. Third voyage with a total of 86 plates and maps, bound into text and in seperate atlas volume. Complete set of Cook's voyages to the southern hemisphere, South Pole and South Pacific. The discovery and exploration of the previously unknown southern hemisphere rank "with those of Columbus, Magellan and Tasman" (Maggs 1715) Cook's first Voyage on the Endeavor (1768-1771) resulted in the exploration of New Zealand and its annexation along with Australia by the British Empire. His second Voyage resulted in the acknowledged existence of the Antarctic continent, in addition to further explorations of New Zealand. The third and final Voyage sought the Northwest Passage; though Cook was prevented from advancing further than the Bering Strait. He was killed in the Hawaiian Islands during his return from the north-western Pacific coast..

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        Oeuvres De Moliere, Avec Des Remarques Grammaticales; Des Avertissemens Et Des Observations Sur Chaque Piece

      Paris: Par la Compagnie des Libraires Associes, 1773.. Octavo, 6 volumes; complete set. Contemporary calf, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In good condition. Portrait frontispiece of Moliere in volume one and 27 other full page engravings.

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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES UNDERTAKEN BY THE ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY...PERFORMED BY COMMODORE BYRON, CAPTAIN WALLIS, CAPTAIN CARTERET AND CAPTAIN COOK

      London. 1773.. [with:] Cook, James: A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE, AND ROUND THE WORLD...IN THE YEARS 1772, 1773, 1774, AND 1775.... London. 1784. [with:] Cook, James: A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN.... London. 1784-85. [with:] Kippis, Andrew: THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK. London. 1788. Ten volumes including atlas volume. A complete set of Cook's three voyages, being the second (and best) edition of the first voyage, the first edition of the second voyage, and a mixed set of the third voyage (volumes one and two are from the second edition, volume three from the first edition), with the plates of the third voyage bound in an atlas (lacks the rare "Death of Cook" plate, as usual), and with Kippis' biography of Cook. Text volumes: Large quarto. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked. Atlas: Large folio. Modern three quarter calf over contemporary boards, expertly rebacked in appropriate manner. Boards slightly worn, particularly at edges. Upper right corner of upper board of volume two of third voyage chipped. Light foxing and dampstaining in some volumes, particularly in margins. Some paper restoration on some of the plates in the atlas, particularly in the corners. Armorial bookplates. Overall a very good set. A basic set for the history of Pacific exploration. The first voyage describes Cook's explorations of New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, and other islands; the second describes his southern voyages in search of a southern continent; and the third is his north Pacific explorations of Alaska, the Northwest Coast, and Hawaii, where the great navigator met his death. Of equal importance as a text of exploration, a cartographic source for the numerous maps and charts included in the work, and a visual source of the engravings of fauna, flora, and inhabitants of the Pacific. In all, the entire set contains more than two hundred maps and plates. HILL 782, 783. HOWES C729a (3rd voyage). HOLMES 5, 24, 47. BEDDIE 650, 1216, 1552. LADA- MOCARSKI 37 (3rd voyage). MITCHELL LIBRARY, COOK BIBLIOGRAPHY, passim. FORBES HAWAII 62 (3rd voyage). ROSOVE ANTARCTIC 77 (2nd voyage).

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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; Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several Commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks

      London: printed for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1773. 3 volumes, quarto. (11 3/8 x 9 inches). 52 engraved maps and plates (41 folding). (Pp.xxix- xxxiv and 425-496 misbound in vol.I; neatly repaired 3 1/2 inch tear to pp.571/572 in vol.I). Contemporary diced russia, single gilt fillet border, expertly rebacked to style, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, black morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, red/brown morocco lettering-piece in the third, the others with repeat decoration in gilt and blind. A fine copy of an early issue of the first edition of the work which includes the official account of Cook's first voyage. One of the standard works of Pacific voyages, giving an account of English voyages of the 1760s in the first volume, and of Cook's first voyage in the second and third volumes. The first volume includes an account of John Byron's voyage to the Tuamoto Islands and the Gilberts, as well as Capt. Wallis' voyage of discovery to Tahiti and Moorea. Captain Carteret's discovery of Pitcairn Island is also told. The majority of the book, of course, is devoted to an account of Cook's first Pacific voyage. "The first voyage under Captain Cook's command on the Endeavour was primarily of a scientific nature. The expedition was to sail to Tahiti in order to observe the transit of Venus across the disk of the sun, to determine the earth's distance from the sun, and also to carry on the geographical discovery that John Byron had started. Entering the Pacific around Cape Horn, Cook reached Tahiti in 1769 and carried out the necessary astronomical observations ... Leaving Tahiti in July, Cook discovered, named, and charted the Society Islands, and then, heading southwest, explored New Zealand ... then headed towards Australia and discovered and charted the eastern coast for 2,000 miles, naming the area New South Wales ... Both Australia and New Zealand were annexed by Britain as a result of this voyage which began in 1768 and ended in 1771" (Hill pp.277-8). An early issue of the first edition, this copy includes the Chart of the Straits of Magellan, but does not include the directions for placing the cuts. Beddie 648; Hill (2004) 782; Holmes 5; Sabin 30934.

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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

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773.. Three text volumes and one atlas volume. [12],xxxvi,[4],[8],456; xiv,410; 395pp. Fifty- two plates, maps, and charts, mostly folding. Mid-20th- century half calf over cloth covered boards, spine gilt. New South Wales institutional library bookplate in each volume. Inner hinges reinforced in all volumes. Light age-toning, occasional moderate foxing and dampstaining in text and atlas volumes. One chart with 3 1/2-inch tear at right margin (some loss to printed area), a few plates and maps with small loss at folds. A very good set. One of the standard works of Pacific voyages, giving an account of English voyages of the 1760s in the first volume, and of Cook's first voyage in volumes two and three. This is the second edition, containing Hawkesworth's expanded introduction replying to the attacks of Alexander Dalrymple, and with separately paginated volumes. This second edition was issued the same year as the first, and because of the added material is considered more desirable. This set has been bound with all of the maps and plates removed from the text and bound separately in a fourth volume. The accounts in this set are among the most famous in the history of exploration: Wallis' voyage to Tahiti in the first volume, and the voyages of Cook to New Zealand, Tahiti and Australia. A very good set of one of the cornerstone accounts of the exploration of the Pacific Ocean. BEDDIE 650. HILL 783. HOLMES 5. SABIN 30934.

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        An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His 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: Drawn up from the Journals Which Were Kept by the Several Commanders, and From the Papers of Joseph Banks, Esq

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. First edition. Spines a bit rubbed with slight loss of leather at top of volume I, covers slightly rubbed, some moderate water staining primarily in lower margin only affecting a few leaves in volume I, moderate waterstain about 3/4 height of first 11 leaves in inner margins of volume II, very minor waterstain upper right margin affecting 4 leaves of volume III, spine labels lacking on volume III; leaf 557/558 with small closed tear in right margin. Quarto [leaf size 28.5 x 23 cm). Three volumes. [12], xxxvi, [3], [1, blank], [458, numbered 678, omitting 140-360]; [1, blank], xv, [1], (1)-410; [6],(411) -799, [1, blank] pp. Illustrated with engraved plates and charts (some folding) all in clean and crisp condition, no tears or brown spots, with the exception of "Hawkin's Maidenland" which is a little browned with some spotting in right margin, and "Queen Charlotte Island" bound upside down at p. 578 not 577 as called for in volume I, also lacking (as is usual in the first edition) "Chart of the Streights of Magellan" ; volume II is missing "Chart of New Zealand" at p. 281; all plates and charts in volume III are present and in fine condition three-quarter brown calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered spine labels in red and green morocco, all edges sprinkled, marbled endpapers With the bookplate of Thomas Erskine [of] Linlathen (1788-1870) in each volume. Erskine was an outstanding revisionary and constructive lay theologian in the early part of the 19th century and was, with his good friend the Reverend John Mcleod Campbell, one of Scotland's most important nineteenth century constructive theologians & "On his first voyage, 25 August 1768 to 12 July 1771, Cook circumnavigated New Zealand and for the first time explored the east coast of Australia‹of which he took possession for Great Britain; he also sailed through the straits separating New Guinea and Australia. On the second, and historically most important, voyage (13 July 1772 to 30 July 1775) he began by cruising as far south as possible around the edge of the antarctic ice. He again visited New Zealand and, cruising through the Pacific, discovered, or explored again, many of the islands, in particular New Caledonia, Palmerston and Norfolk Islands, Easter Island, the Marquesas, New Hebrides, Tonga, the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia. "The third voyage (11 July 1776 to 4 October 1780) was undertaken to find the North-West Passage from Europe to the East. After again visiting Tasmania, New Zealand and many Pacific Islands, Cook sailed on to North America, discovering on the way the Cook Islands and the Hawaiian group. He charted the North American coast from Oregon as far north as the Bering Strait, where ice turned him back. On the way back the great explorer was killed [in 1779] in a fight with natives in Hawaii. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century. "Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, and excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realize the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew" (Printing and the Mind of Man). These voyages of discovery were also the first to carry illustrations by professional artists (notably Parkinson, Hodges, and Webber). The volumes are justly famous for their splendid plates, many of which were engraved by Bartolozzi. [Hill p. 139. See also PMM 223].

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        Nouvelle dissertation sur le canonicat ad effectum : explication du paragraphe second, titre cinq du concordat [...]

      A Toulouse: de l'imprimerie de Joseph Dalles., 1773. Broché. in Folio (20,5x32cm). Edition originale rare, absente des bibliothèques. Broché. Les cahiers sont liés entre eux par un ruban mince rouge, avec deux points de coutures. Le canonicat est synonyme de chanoinie. Le chanoine De Lagrange voulait obtenir les bénéfices de sa fonction, or et puisque son canonicat était ad effectum il ne pouvait en obtenir les bénéfices. Le canonicat ad effectum n'est en fait que la charge spirituelle et non temporelle du canonicat, c'est à dire qui ne permet pas d'obtenir une prébende. Autrefois, le pape nommait des chanoines dans des paroisses nouvellement créées qui n'avaient pas encore de revenu temporel, mais le concile de Trente abolit ces prérogatives. La stratégie habile de Lagrange est que son travail sur la question délicate du canonicat ad effectum puisse l'aider dans ses projets (alléger son exil, intervenir auprès du roi et récupérer l'argent investi en justice), et ce n'est qu'après une longue dissertation qu'il en viendra à exposer son cas, et finalement l'objet de l'ouvrage. Persuadé de la légitimité de sa position (obtenir les bénéfices liées à sa charge), l'auteur demanda à la justice de statuer sur son affaire, ce pourquoi il fut exilé de Tarbes. Il semble bien que l'auteur ait fait imprimer lui-même ce texte dans le but de l'envoyer aux autorités compétentes, peut-être le pape, ce qui expliquerait pourquoi on ne trouve pas d'exemplaire dans les bibliothèques. A la fin du texte, dernière page, ex dono manuscrit : Delagrange chanoine de Tarbes. - de l'imprimerie de Joseph Dalles., A Toulouse _1773, in Folio (20,5x32cm), (4) 21pp., broché. - broché

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        ORLANDO FURIOSO

      Birmingham: Da' Torchj di G. Baskerville per P. Molini, 1773. ONE OF 100 LARGE PAPER COPIES described by Cohen-de Ricci. A Powerful Conjunction of DesirableFormat, Printer, Binder, Illustration, and Provenance 305 x 232 mm (12 x 9 1/8"). With the subscription list at the end of volume IV. Four volumes. STATELY CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO BY DERâME LE JEUNE (his ticket on title page of volume I), covers gilt with French fillet borders and with the FitzGibbon family arms of the Earl of Clare at center, raised bands, spines gilt in double-ruled compartments with a simple lozenge centerpiece, gilt titling, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece portrait by Eisen after Titian, and 46 FINE ENGRAVED PLATES by Bartolozzi, Moreau, and others after Eisen, Cipriani, Moreau, Cochin, Greuze, and Monnet. A Large Paper Copy. Front pastedown with vellum bookplate of Burnham Abbey and engraved armorial bookplate of Charles Tennant, The Glen (see below). Gaskell 48; Cohen-de Ricci 95; Cicognara 1080; Ray 64; Brunet I, 438. Spines slightly and evenly sunned, a hint of rubbing to extremities, titles faintly browned (and with an inch of slightly darker browning to edges from binder's glue), a dozen other leaves with pale browning or spotting, occasional very faint offsetting from plates, isolated light spots of foxing, small marginal smudges, or other trivial imperfections (with just a very small handful of plates affected), but still AN ELEGANT SET IN FINE CONDITION, the impressive bindings lustrous and scarcely worn, the leaves clean, fresh, and smooth, the margins enormous, and with strong impressions of the engravings. This is an exceptional copy of an important Baskerville edition, illustrated by some of the finest artists and engravers of the period, and bound by the chief French binder of the day. The great sprawling romantic epic by Ariosto (1474-1533) is 50,000 lines long, 26 years in the making and refining, and among the most influential works of literature (writers indebted to Ariosto include Tasso, Cervantes, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Byron, and Shelley). One of the most singular and extravagant of narratives ever conceived, the story of "Mad Orlando" takes place against the background of the war between Charlemagne and the Saracens, when Orlando, one of Charlemagne's finest knights, neglects his duty out of love for the pagan princess Angelica. After she falls in love with a Saracen and elopes, Orlando goes mad, and is only restored to sanity when another knight flies to the moon in Ezekiel's chariot and obtains a magic potion to break the spell. (There are many more complications.) The 46 plates in the present edition each illustrate an episode from one of the work's cantos, and the material certainly provided the artists with the opportunity to let their imaginations run free; the results are some of the most diverting French engravings of the period. Baskerville was an inspired choice of printer, because his stately typography, luxurious paper (textured, but feeling rather like vellum), and spacious design combine here (and elsewhere) to create an aura of dignity and tranquillity. DNB notes that "the printing of the 'Orlando Furioso' is significant, since it demonstrates that Baskerville's reputation was growing in continental Europe. Voltaire, to whom Baskerville had sent copies of his Virgil and Milton, had permitted the printer to set specimen pages of his own works in 1771. Fournier the younger praised his types in the second volume of his 'Manuel Typographique' (Paris, 1766). [And] when the young Giambattista Bodoni left Rome in 1768 bound for England, it was presumably the reputation of Baskerville that had attracted him." This was no doubt gratifying for the Birmingham printer, whose works were not as eagerly embraced in his own country, in part due to London snobbishness towards his provincial location. The Baskerville Ariosto was issued mostly in octavo sets, with a few in the larger present quarto format; Cohen-de Ricci notes that a number of copies of the special quarto version--which he praises as an especially fine edition--were sent to Derôme to be bound in a manner suitable for a luxury publication. There were no fewer than 18 members of the Derôme family who made their livings as binders in Paris from the middle of the 17th century until the first quarter of the 19th, but by far the most distinguished family member was Nicolas-Denis, called "le Jeune" (1731-88). Known for the gracefulness of his bindings, and being capable of "amazing delicacy" (in Hobson's words), Derôme le Jeune was, simply, the leading binder of the day, and his work was much in demand. Because he refused to turn away customers, Derôme was forced to hire a number of assistants, whose work he could not always supervise closely. However, Thoinan says that the binder's best work is indicated, as here, by the presence of his ticket. The arms on the upper cover indicate that this set was bound for John FitzGibbon (1748-1802), first Earl of Clare and lord chancellor of Ireland during the difficult years preceding and following the rebellion of 1798. Although an ardent proponent of union with Great Britain, he was also the strongest advocate of clemency towards the Catholic rebels. Later owner Sir Charles Tennant (1823-1906) was a Scottish industrialist who housed a notable library and art collection at his country home, The Glen, which was modelled on Glamis Castle. It is difficult to overstate the appeal of the present set, and despite the fact that the bindings are more elegant than decorative, they make a very fine impression on the shelf. Ray's own copy, now held by the J. P. Morgan Library, is the only one we have located at any institution that is (at 30 cm.) nearly as tall as the present set.

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        Contemplazione della natura del signor carlo bonnet... tradotta in italiano e corredata di note, e curiose osservazioni dall'abate spallanzani... in venezia, presso giovanni vitto, 1773

      Due volumi di cm. 18,5, pp. 152, 335 (1); vii (1) 348 (4). Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle. dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli in oro su doppio tassello. Esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Edizione apparsa tre anni dopo l'originale italiano e da considerarsi il capolavoro del celebre naturalista di Ginevra (1720-93). La lunga prefazione dello Spallanzani che occupa le prime 152 pagine e le ricche note pongono di diritto quest'opera tra gli scritti dello scandianese, che fu tra l'altro grande amico del Bonnet. L'opera ebbe grandissimo successo in Italia e venne stampata più volte. (Cfr. D. Prandi, Bibliografia di L. Spallanzani).

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        Descrizione di alcuni discendenti di giacomo, o giacobino seniore da fontanella di reggio in lombardia ovvero prove giustificanti la retta ascendenza mascolina delli sig. marchese alfonso vincenzo e conte alfonso francesco cugini fontanella con varie ulteriori memorie risguardanti altri soggetti della stessa famiglia. in reggio, per g. davolio, 1773.

      Pp. xxv (1) 200 (2). Unito a: Fontanella. Appendice alla descrizione d'alcuni discendenti di Giacomo o sia Giacobino Seniore da Fontanella. ovvero riscontri ulteriori e giustificazione dell'essere e dell'azioni d'altri soggetti della Famiglia Fontanella in quella non memorati. In Reggio, Davolio, 1775. Pp. (4) 59 (1). Vari fregi xilografici nel testo e due belle tavole raffiguranti stemmi famigliari incisi in rame. Due opere in un volume di cm. 27, leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica. Tagli colorati. Bell'esemplare, genuino, marginoso, stampato su carta forte ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica per entrambe le opere, non comuni.

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        ORLANDO FURIOSO.

      In-8 p., 4 voll., p. pelle coeva (restauri ai dorsi), cornici dorate ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con ricca decoraz. dorata e tit. oro su due tasselli, dentelles dorate ai risg., tagli dorati, pp. (16),4,LVIII,272; (2),450; (2),446; (2),446. Introduce l'opera una "vita" del poeta scritta da Andrea Barotti, con bel ritratto dell'Ariosto (ripreso da Eisen da un quadro di Tiziano) inciso da Fiquet. Questa celebre edizione e' illustrata da 46 bellissime tavv. realizzate da famosi artisti dell'epoca. Sono disegnate da: Cipriani, Cochin, Eisen, Greuze, Monnet e Moreau ed inc. in rame da: Bartolozzi, Choffard, Duclos, de Ghendt, Martini, Massard e altri. "Se per bellezza di stampa e per merito d'intagli va riguardata questa ediz. come una delle migliori produzioni della tipografia, e' stata eziandio dal Morali trovata una delle migliori per bonta' del testo" come cita il Gamba,62. Cfr. anche Cicognara,1080: "Pietro Molini Libraro fiorentino assunse l'incarico di far stampare questo Poema da Giovanni Baskerville, ed ebbe il merito di farlo condecorare da belliss. tavole al principio d'ognuno de' 46 Canti delle quali dieci sono del bulino insigne di Bartolozzi? - Brunet,I,438 - Cohen,95 - Graesse,I,199. Con arross. più o meno pesanti, per lo più marginali, ma complessivam. buon esemplare. .

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        Orlando Furioso

      ARIOSTO Ludovico. Orlando Furioso. Birmingham, Baskerville, 1773. 4 volumi in 8vo; pp.6n.nn., LVIII, 362; 450; 446; 446, 28n.nn. Ritratto dell?autore e 46 illustrazioni a piena pagina incise in rame. Legatura coeva in mezzo marocchino rosso, piatti inquadrati da fregi dorati; doppio tassello ai dorsi con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro. Esemplare fresco di primo tiraggio. Le 46 illustrazioni sono disegnate da G. Cipriani, Moreau le jeune, Eisen, Cochin fils, Monnet, J.B. Greuze ed incise da Bartolazzi, Launay, Longueil, de Ghendt, Prevost, Henriquez, Massard, Simonet, Ponce, Duclos, Martini, Moreau le jeune, Choffard, Helmon. Il ritratto è disegnato da Eisen da un dipinto di Tiziano ed inciso da Fiquet. Cohen, 95; Gamba, 62; Guidi, pag. 111; Agnelli Ravegnani, pp. 204-205: ?Magnifica edizione sia per la bellezza della stampa, sia per le illustrazioni, che la fanno uno dei livres à figures meglio riusciti del XVIII secolo?.

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