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        Éclaircissemens sur l'invention la théorie la construction et les épreuve EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez J. B. G. Musier, 1773. Fine. Chez J. B. G. Musier, à Paris 1773, in-4 (20x26,5cm), viij ; 164pp., relié. - first edition. Binding pastiche full leather speckled tan. Back with five richly decorated nerves, part of title red morocco. All red edges. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale. Reliure pastiche (travail adroit et de bonne facture) moderne en pleine basane blonde marbrée. Dos à cinq nerfs richement orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Toutes tranches rouges. Frottements. Deux coins émoussés. Bel exemplaire. Ouvrage écrit à charge contre Antoine Le Roy, le concurrent direct de Berthoud en matière d'horlogerie marine. Cette rivalité fut d'ailleurs très longue et très vive, et ne concerna pas seulement les horloges marines mais toute la pratique de l'horlogerie. Le Roy venait d'écrire un essai ayant pour titre : Précis des recherches faites en France pour la détermination des longitudes en mer, et l'ouvrage de Berthoud est une réponse et une critique directe, une attaque de l'horloger Le Roy, de ses prétentions à écrire un précis alors qu'il ne ferait que la publicité de ses produits, et s'arrogerait les découvertes des autres. La rivalité pour les horloges marines fut un défi pour plusieurs horlogers vers 1760, non seulement en termes techniques mais également commerciaux. Vers 1770, trois horloges marines furent emportées pour être testées sur des navires, dont deux de Le Roy et une de Berthoud. En outre, les montres du premier avaient concouru pour le prix de l'Académie et l'obtinrent pour l'une des deux (Berthoud avait choisi de ne pas présenter sa montre contre Le Roy). On voit ainsi que les deux horlogers étaient en rivalité constante, mais celle-ci atteint son comble pour Berthoud lorsque Le Roy fit publier son ouvrage. Son acrimonie peut être évaluée par ses critiques violentes et systématiques d'un homme qu'il ne nomme que par ses initiales et jamais par son nom.

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        The Pocket Conveyancer, Or Attorney's Useful Companion, Containing..

      1773. London, 1773. 2 vols.. London, 1773. 2 vols. The "Attorney's Useful Companion" Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn. The Pocket Conveyancer; Or Attorney's Useful Companion: Containing Variety of the Most Approved Precedents, Both Special and Common; Particularly Calculated for the Use of Attornies and Their Clerks, And All Gentlemen of the Law. Also Very Necessary for Gentlemen, Landlords, Tenants, Stewards, Masters, Servants, Apprentices, &c. As it Consists of the Most Useful Precedents of Agreements. Appointments. Assignments. Awards. Bargains and Sales. Bills of Sale. Bonds. Covenants. Declarations of Trust. Deeds of Gift. Defeazances. Discharges. Disclaimer. Exchanges. Pines. Grants. Leases. Letters of Attorney. Letters of Licence and Composition, Memorials, Mortgages. Partitions. Partnership. Recoveries. Releases. Revocation. Separation. Settlements. Uses. Wills, &c. &c. Compiled from the Best Authors who have Written on These Subjects. The Second Edition, With the Addition of Many Excellent Original Precedents. London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law-Printers to His Majesty; for W. Owen, 1773. Two volumes. ix, [13], 362; [xiv], 323 pp. 12mo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind fillets to boards, raised bands, lettering pieces and gilt volume numbers to spines, hinges mended. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, some offsetting and chipping to edges of endleaves. Light toning, light foxing in places, early owner signature to front free endpaper and title page of each volume. $500. * Second Edition. The author arranged this manual and chose a small format so it could be used "by county attornies and their clerks, who have frequent occasions to be at market-towns, and indeed by all who are at any time absent from the office (volume I, vi). This title was first edition was published 1760, its third and final edition in 1783. All editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Georgetown, Harvard, University of Colorado, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue T107701.

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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.

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        Mémoire sur les Opinions qui partagent les Militaires, suivi du Traité des Armes Défensives, corrigé et augmenté / Memoire sur les Opinions qui Partagent les Militaires, suivi du Traite des Armes Defensives, Corrige & Augmente

      Jombert, Paris 1773 - First edition, 1773. 8vo, contemporary full light brown calf with red leather spine label, pp. xxii (2), 216, 4 folding plates. Very good copy, blank flyleaf has 2 x 3 inch portion neatly cut out (probably old owner's information) otherwise the book and binding are very good and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICAL PART OF CLOCK AND WATCH WORK. IN TWO PARTS. Containing all the arithmetic and geometry necesssary, with their particular application in the said branches.

      London, T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1773.. A work very useful for the Working Mechanic or Gentlemen Mechanically Inclined. FIRST EDITION 1773, bound in 2 volumes, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 18 folding engraved plates, half-title present, pages: (2), xvi, 174; 175-400, pages 311/12 and 313/314 misplaced out of order, bound in modern full calf, gilt lettered maroon labels, gilt decorated spines, blind decoration to covers, new endpapers. Both volumes completely interleaved with unused blank pages for making notes (1 leaf of text then 1 blank leaf, the blanks are early paper, not modern), ink stamp of Reece D. Allan (clock and watch repairer of Croydon) on half-title of Volume I and the front endpaper of Volume II, ink inscription of Harry Tulloch (watchmaker) of Dundee on verso, and on lower margin of page 175 in Volume II, occasional slight foxing, upper margins slightly trimmed, no loss of print, some plates slightly trimmed in top margin just shaving the page number on 6 of them, plates have pale foxing, some foxing to text and some pale age browning. A very good set. See G. H. Baillie, Clocks and Watches, page 294; The Clockmakers' Library Compiled by Bromley, page 29, No. 421. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Trattato della struttura del cuore della sua azione e delle sue infermità del Signor Senac medico consultore del re. Tradotto per la prima volta dal francese.

      1773 - In Brescia, per Giammaria Rizzardi, 1773. PRIMA edizione italiana. Quattro tomi in due volumi in quarto grande (cm. 26); belle legature coeve in mezza pelle a 5 nervi con fregi e titoli in oro; tagli rossi; pp. XLIII, 287 + 17 tavole incise ripiegate; 367; 275; 340. Bella copia stampata su carta forte priva di arrossature. Senac fu il medico personale di Luigi XV; i suoi studi nel campo della diagnostica delle malattie cardiache costituiscono un'opera fondamentale e segnarono la via a tutte le posteriori ricerche. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SPEECHES OF HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON, TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY AT A SESSION BEGUN AND HELD ON THE SIXTH OF JANUARY, 1773. WITH THE ANSWERS OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES RESPECTIVELY.

      Boston: Printed by Edes and Gill., 1773. - 126pp. Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Light foxing and toning. Very good. "These speeches were printed in the MASSACHUSETTS GAZETTE AND BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER between January and March of 1773. The House ordered 700 copies printed for itself and 100 for the Council on March 6, 1773" - Adams. "When [Samuel] Adams organized the correspondence committees in November 1772 and initiated the movement by publishing the 'Rights of the Colonists,' Hutchinson gave life to the movement by delivering before the General Court, on Jan. 6, 1773, an elaborately argued address designed to prove that since 'no line can be drawn between the supreme authority of Parliament and the total independence of the colonies' the Parliamentary supremacy must be admitted; and 'if the supremacy of Parliament shall no longer be denied, it will follow that the mere exercise of its authority can be no grievance'" - DAB. The complete text of this address is printed herein, along with other speeches made during the same session. These speeches immediately preceded the explosive publication of Hutchinson's letter back to England, leaked via Franklin. HOWES H854. EVANS 12856. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 97. DAB IX, pp.439-43. SABIN 34086.

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        Trattato della struttura del cuore della sua azione e delle sue infermità del Signor Senac medico consultore del re. Tradotto per la prima volta dal francese.

      In Brescia, per Giammaria Rizzardi, 1773. PRIMA edizione italiana. Quattro tomi in due volumi in quarto grande (cm. 26); belle legature coeve in mezza pelle a 5 nervi con fregi e titoli in oro; tagli rossi; pp. XLIII, 287 + 17 tavole incise ripiegate; 367; 275; 340. Bella copia stampata su carta forte priva di arrossature. Senac fu il medico personale di Luigi XV; i suoi studi nel campo della diagnostica delle malattie cardiache costituiscono un'opera fondamentale e segnarono la via a tutte le posteriori ricerche. Axs

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        Tratado pratico da cultura de amoreiras, e da creação dos bichos da seda, com huma necessaria instrucção de tudo o que he congruente ao feliz successo deste trafico, offerecido ao Illmo. e Excmo. Senhor Marquez de Pombal .

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1773. - 8°, contemporary mottled sheep (minor wear at extremities), spine gilt with floral ornaments and raised bands in five compartments, crimson leather lettering piece, gilt letter. Woodcut arms of the Marquês de Pombal, the dedicatee, on title page. Woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Light stain in upper margin throughout, larger toward the end but never touching the text. In very good condition. (8 ll.), 98 pp. *** FIRST EDITION of this treatise (considered important within its field) on the cultivation of mulberry trees and silkworms, covering the best type of soil, best type of mulberry bush, early growth and transplantation, pruning, gathering leaves, treatment of silkworms, and gathering of cocoons. The author notes that he had seen many treatises in French and other languages on sericulture, but none were aimed at those actually engaged in it: "todos mostrão não serem feitos por pessoas, que tenhão conhecimento prático desta cultura, e por isso muito defeituosos, omittindo as principaes advertencias para a sua felicidade, ou tocando-as tanto de passagem, que ficão imperceptiveis" (preliminary leaf 5r). Sericulture in Portugal was strongly advocated by P. Rafael Bluteau (1638-1734), and was encouraged by the government beginning in the 1670s. It was encouraged again under the Marques de Pombal.The author lived near Guarda and devoted himself to agriculture.*** Innocêncio VII, 284. Imprensa Nacional p. 279, no. 80. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dissertatio Academica de Cancro, quam duplici proemio donavit illustris Academica Scientiarum, Humaniorum Litterarum & Artium Lugdunensis, in Conventu publicè habito die octava Decembris, anno 1773

      - 2 p.l., 100 pp. Small 8vo, cont. polished calf (a little rubbed, carefully rebacked by Trevor Lloyd), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Hansy Jr. & P.Fr. Didot Jr., 1774. First edition and a book of very considerable rarity. WorldCat lists only two copies in American libraries. Peyrilhe (1735-1804), "was the first to attempt an experimental study to determine the nature of cancer. He injected fluid from human mammary cancer into a dog?Peyrilhe recognized for the first time the essential unity of the many different forms of cancer."-Garrison-Morton 2608. He advocated surgical treatment in mammary cancer, removal of the axillary notes and even of the pectoralis major. Fine copy with the bookplate of "Petri Vidal, Doct. Med. Monsp." A French translation appeared two years later. ? Raven, The Theory and Practice of Oncology, p. 10-"The dawn of experimental research in cancer.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Journal of the Voyage to the South Seas,

      London: for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, , 1773. 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. 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, 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. 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. 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 of "the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage" (Parks), with rich impressions of the superb plates.

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        LES FABLES D'ESOPE PHRYGIEN AVE CELLES DE PHILELPHE TRADUCTION NOUVELLE ENRICHIE DE DISCOURS MORAUX ET HISTORIQUES, ET DE QUATRAINS

      Copenhagen: Heritiers De Rothe Et Proft. Good with no dust jacket. 1773. Hardcover. Engravings; About 129 plates, mostly two to a page. One page with six and three half pages where apparently one plate was removed. No frontis illustration. Title page in red and black partly detached. Scatered foxing and toning- most plates very light or clean. Solidly bound in calf backed paper covered boards. Aesop's life is shown in 6 plates on one page. ; 0 .

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        Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society.

      8vo., (4) + xxii + 312pp., complete with the half-title and with the supplementary errata slip pasted onto foot of p. xxii, some leaves in signature F bound in wrong order (affecting pp.85-96), but all leaves present, a light marginal dampstain in first two leaves (i.e. half-title and title), handsomely rebound in the 18th century style in quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt and labelled with raised bands, vellum tips on fore-corners. A most attractive copy.Publisher: London: J. Murray,Year: 1773Edition:

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        Catalogus Librorum qui ex Typographio Sacrae Congreg de Propaganda Fide Variis Linguis prodierunt et in eo adhuc asservantur

      Woodcut printer's device on title. 55 pp. Small 8vo, attractive modern decorated paper boards. Rome: 1773. This is the seventh and most complete edition of the list of the books issued by the printing office of the Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide, responsible for the spread of Catholicism. The first catalogue was issued in 1639. Amaduzzi (1740-92), Italian Hellenist, has provided a most useful foreword with a history of the printing house. The titles are arranged according to languages, starting with the alphabets in various types and ending with the published decrees and orders of the papal administration concerning the missionary activities of the Roman Catholic Church. A very nice copy and quite scarce. Preserved in a box. ❧ Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 6.

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        Andrew Marvell's Second Address

      , 1773. 1773. First Edition . (PHILADELPHIA) (GODDARD, William). Andrew Marvell

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        Disegno della prima Machina rappresentante un Tempio dedicato alla pace

      1773 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1773. Da un soggetto di Paolo Posi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, minimi difetti, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music, danc

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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

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell,, 1773-84. [Together with:] 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 [Together with:] A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere [Together with:] KIPPIS, Andrew. The Life of Captain James Cook. London: G. Nicol and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788. 12 volumes: 9 quarto text volumes (293 x 227 mm), quarto volume of plates for first voyage, folio volume of plates for second voyage (480 x 305 mm), and folio atlas of plates for third voyage (550 x 400 mm). Uniformly bound to style in recent tree calf, richly gilt spines, red and green morocco twin labels, two-line gilt border on sides, yellow edges, marbled endpapers. With all plates, maps and plans as called for, plus the famous "Death of Cook" plate. Kippis: engraved portrait frontispiece of Cook by Heath after Dance. Minor paper flaw at the head of a handful of leaves in volumes II and III (first voyage), closed-tear into title page of volume I (third voyage) and blank margin of a couple of plates (atlas folio) neatly repaired, erasure of old presentation inscription (dated 1888) at head of Contents leaf in Kippis's Life, customary scattered foxing. An excellent, wide-margined set. Second and best edition of the first voyage, first edition of the second and third voyages, attractively presented here with the plates and maps for the first and second voyages bound separately and uniformly with the first edition of the Life by Andrew Kippis, "the first English biography of Cook" (Hill) and the standard biography for the next century. Unusually, the plates for the second voyage have not been folded and are mounted on folio sheets. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilisation 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, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realise the importance 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 consumption of salt meat and by always having fresh vegetables and fruit on board" (PMM). The National Maritime Museum catalogue points out that the third voyage "was so eagerly awaited by the public that it was sold out on the third day after publication, and although the published price was £4 14s. 6d, as much as 10 guineas was offered by would-be purchasers". With a very appealing provenance, inscribed on a preliminary blank in volume I of the first voyage: "This fine and complete copy of Captain Cook's three voyages, together with Lord Anson's voyage [no longer present], were a present which the King was graciously pleased to order for me, for my attention in purchasing for his majesty's library several rare and curious books, at the Duke de la Valliere's sale, at Paris, in spring 1784. Andrew Lumisden". Inscribed below Lumisden's signature: "Th Strange"; a familial connection: the engraver Sir Robert Strange was Lumisden's brother–in-law. Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), Jacobite politician and antiquary, "served as the under-secretary and the first clerk of the treasury to the Young Pretender [Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie"] throughout the campaign of 1745–6. He accompanied the army into England, supplied money for its current expenses, and left detailed and graphic manuscript accounts of the battles of Prestonpans, Falkirk, and Culloden, at which he was present… On the eve of the battle of Culloden (15 April 1746) special orders were given to ensure his safety, as he carried with him 'the sinews of war' [i.e. money] and following the defeat he fled the field, having first been entrusted with the safe keeping of the prince's seal" (ODNB). After wandering the Highlands as a hunted fugitive, Lumisden returned to his native Edinburgh disguised as a lady's servant and then managed to get away to the continent. After a spell in France he became secretary of state to the exiled Jacobite court in Rome, serving the Old Pretender "faithfully until the latter's death" (ibid.) With the arrival of the Young Pretender in Rome, Lumisden continued in his position but he objected to Charles Edward's drinking and womanising and, after an altercation, left the Young Pretender's service. "From 1769 to 1773 Lumisden resided in Paris and was visited by many British tourists and gentlemen on the grand tour. From 1772 he discontinued his practice of writing an annual letter to the Stuart princes and increasingly distanced himself from their cause. This did much to hasten the raising and acceptance of a petition to allow him to revisit his native land (dated 15 February 1773), which was signed by forty-five of the most distinguished men in Edinburgh society, including David Hume… While in Paris he put himself at great pains to buy up a collection of rare books for George, prince of Wales, which greatly helped to secure him a full pardon from the British government in 1778… A member of the royal and antiquaries' societies of Edinburgh, Lumisden corresponded with Joseph Banks, James Boswell, Adam Smith, and David Hume" (ibid.). His correspondence with Banks is commemorated in a fascinating letter (dated 19 September 1783, addressed from Montbard, Burgundy), in which he mentions that he is staying with "my amiable and justly celebrated friend M. le Comte de Buffon", the great French naturalist. Lumisden continues "Words cannot express his gratitude to you, for favoring [sic] him with the printed tables of the inclination and declination of the needle; which are to be given with Capt. Cooke's [sic] voyage, which the public longs to see. He has already examined these tables, but thinks that there are a few mistakes in them, which must have proceeded either from the carelessness of the printer, or the inaccuracy of the manuscript". This appears to be a reference to Appendix VII in the third voyage, which is a table of "Variations of the Compass, observed by Captain Cook during his passage from England to the Cape of Good Hope". The letter is viewable online at https://transcripts.sl.nsw.gov.au/page/395505/view. A very attractive set, handsomely bound to style, with rich impressions of the plates and bearing the provenance of a neglected but fascinating figure who stood at the nexus of high cultural and scientific achievement in ancien régime Europe.

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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 [Together with:] 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 [Together with:] A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere [Together with:] KIPPIS, Andrew. The Life of Captain James Cook. London: G. Nicol and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1788.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773-84 - 12 volumes: 9 quarto text volumes (293 x 227 mm), quarto volume of plates for first voyage, folio volume of plates for second voyage (480 x 305 mm), and folio atlas of plates for third voyage (550 x 400 mm). Uniformly bound to style in recent tree calf, richly gilt spines, red and green morocco twin labels, two-line gilt border on sides, yellow edges, marbled endpapers. Minor paper flaw at the head of a handful of leaves in volumes II and III (first voyage), closed-tear into title page of volume I (third voyage) and blank margin of a couple of plates (atlas folio) neatly repaired, erasure of old presentation inscription (dated 1888) at head of Contents leaf in Kippis's Life, customary scattered foxing. An excellent, wide-margined set. With all plates, maps and plans as called for, plus the famous "Death of Cook" plate. Kippis: engraved portrait frontispiece of Cook by Heath after Dance. Second and best edition of the first voyage, first edition of the second and third voyages, attractively presented here with the plates and maps for the first and second voyages bound separately and uniformly with the first edition of the Life by Andrew Kippis, "the first English biography of Cook" (Hill) and the standard biography for the next century. Unusually, the plates for the second voyage have not been folded and are mounted on folio sheets. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilisation 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, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realise the importance 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 consumption of salt meat and by always having fresh vegetables and fruit on board" (PMM). The National Maritime Museum catalogue points out that the third voyage "was so eagerly awaited by the public that it was sold out on the third day after publication, and although the published price was £4 14s. 6d, as much as 10 guineas was offered by would-be purchasers". With a very appealing provenance, inscribed on a preliminary blank in volume I of the first voyage: "This fine and complete copy of Captain Cook's three voyages, together with Lord Anson's voyage [no longer present], were a present which the King was graciously pleased to order for me, for my attention in purchasing for his majesty's library several rare and curious books, at the Duke de la Valliere's sale, at Paris, in spring 1784. Andrew Lumisden". Inscribed below Lumisden's signature: "Th Strange"; a familial connection: the engraver Sir Robert Strange was Lumisden's brother–in-law. Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), Jacobite politician and antiquary, "served as the under-secretary and the first clerk of the treasury to the Young Pretender [Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie"] throughout the campaign of 1745–6. He accompanied the army into England, supplied money for its current expenses, and left detailed and graphic manuscript accounts of the battles of Prestonpans, Falkirk, and Culloden, at which he was present On the eve of the battle of Culloden (15 April 1746) special orders were given to ensure his safety, as he carried with him 'the sinews of war' [i.e. money] and following the defeat he fled the field, having first been entrusted with the safe keeping of the prince's seal" (ODNB). After wandering the Highlands as a hunted fugitive, Lumisden returned to his native Edinburgh [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Methodical Summary Of The Law Relating To The Pleas Of The Crown, Written originally By Sir Matthew Hale, Knt. Some Time Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench. To which are now added many new References to the best Authorities, and an improved Table to the Whole. WITH: three further heavily interleaved and annotated bound volumes of parts of the above edition, but one with the title page of the 1759 edition, Part 11. There are approximately 505 interleaved pages of manuscript additions spread over these three volumes, all in very legible 18th century script. These volumes have page numbers added in manuscript, combining both printed and manuscript leaves. The 1759 edition's signatures correlate with the signatures in the 1773 ed

      The Seventh Edition, continued to the present Time. By a Gentleman of the Inner Temple. London: Printed by his Majesty's Law-Printers; For B Tovey, in Bell Yard, near Lincoln's Inn, 1773. - Octavo with wide margins. Full contemporary brown polished calf, well worn, with a blindstamped pattern around the edges of the boards. Both boards detached, the spine split vertically in 2 places producing three clean and tight sections. There is one detached blank free endpaper before the title, pagination would suggest no half title called for. One attached blank free endpaper at the end. The contents are pleasingly clean and fresh with only very occasional ink annotation. With the ownership inscription of T A Marshall on the front endpaper. Complete one volume edition. Although all 4 volumes are more or less disbound with detached boards and broken spines, the printed text and manuscript pages themselves are in crisp, clean condition. Images available upon request. It would appear that this is a very heavily edited and re-write of Hale. Although the manuscript additions are not attributed to a particular writer, internal evidence would suggest that this task has been undertaken by Sir Francis Buller and that these volumes could be a final draft before being sent to the printer. The manuscript additions are variously dated from about 1780-1788 and appear to be unpublished.The manuscript additions: evidence of Buller's authorship: In the 1759 volume, in manuscript, page 605, under the heading 'Reprieve': "A judge after the circuit may order a gibbet to be removed: & on 2nd May 1781, I, with the previous approbation of all the judges ordered the sheriff of Warwickshire to remove a gibbet & the bodies of Hammond and Pitmore convicted before me of murder at Warwick to be removed from one part of Washwood Common to another, the gibbet having been erected very near to some houses." This case was heard before Justice Buller and the Nottingham Archives contain the original petition from local landholders to Buller asking for the Gibbet's removal to a less offensive position. (Nottinghamshire Archives DD/E208/15) Page 631. The same volume, under the heading 'Evidence Accomplices', in manuscript: "Atwood and Robins were tried before me for a highway robbery at Bridgewater Somerset 1787." The case, before Buller, rested on the evidence of an accomplice who testified against Atwood and Robins and the fairness of the conviction is considered. There is an Australian connection here as both Atwood and Robins appear to have been transported on the second fleet. Although the christian names for both do not match the convict list, the surnames, date and place correlate. Page 635, the same volume, in manuscript, under the heading 'Riot Act': "Joseph Haynes was tried on the 14th July 1780 under the special commission at St. Margaret's Hill before Ld. Loughborough, Gould, Eyre & Buller" and later: "But we all held that it was not necessary that there should be 12 assembled in order to bring the case." Further evidence of Bullers authorship is provided by a letter of his in the British Library. Western Manuscripts, Vol. DCXXXIII includes: f. 137: Sir Francis Buller, Baronet Justice of the Common Pleas 1794: Letter to C. Yorke: 1786. Ref: Add MS 35981. Close examination of this letter, of which we have a copy, and many of the manuscript notes in Hale, reveals that both are written in the same hand. Many of the more formal pages of manuscript additions appear to be in another hand, possibly Buller's secretary or scribe.Sir Francis Buller, Baronet.Buller was born in Devon in March 1746, the son of James Buller, MP for Cornwall and his wife Lady Jane, daughter of the first Earl of Bathurst. He was educated at the King's School, Ottery St Mary and Christ's Hospital, London. He married an heiress, Susannah Yarde, at 17 and the same year entered the Inner Temple as a pupil of special pleader William Henry Ashurst. He took out his own certificate in 1765, was called to the bar in 1772 and became a King's Counsell in 1777. The following year, still only 32, he was made a subordinate judge of the King's Bench. Buller was the second judge in Lord Mansfield

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        Valli di Po

      1773 - Cabreo, carta catastale manoscritta, di grandi dimensioni di mm 1950 x 1400 su carta grossa veneziana, in delicata coloritura d’epoca, datata 1773 relative alle Valli da pesca del taglio di Po, che vanno da Rosolina (presso Chioggia) fino a Loreo. 18mo secolo

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        Anacréon, Sapho, Bion et Moschus, traduction nouvelle en prose, suivie de la Veillée des fêtes de Vénus, et d'un choix de pièces de différens auteurs. Par M. M***C**[.

      Binding signed Sture Falks Bogbinderi lund. Vontent totally clean, actually as new in fine slipcase Paris, Le Boucher, 1773-1774. (2) ff.+ IV+ 280 +- XVI+ 104 pages pp. Suivi de : Héro et Léandre. On y adjoint la traduction de plusieurs Ydilles de Théocrite. Par M. M***C**. Premier tirage de l'illustration : un frontispice, 12 vignettes et culs-de-lampe, gravés par Massard d'après Eisen. Et un frontispiece de Duslos. Bound in a very beautifull type 18 cent.light brown Full calf with 5 raised bands, very rich golddecoration on spine and blindstamping with golddec. On frontboard. With inside goldbordure on boards. Red titellabel with goldtext. All edges gilt. 17032512

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        Begebenheiten des Enkolp. Aus dem Satyricon des Petron übersetzt. 2 Bände.

      Rom (d.i. Schwabach, Mitzler), 1773. - 8°, circa 17,2 x 10,7 cm. 48, 221; 256 SS., mit gestochenem Frontispiz, 2 gest. Titelvignetten und einigen Holzschnitt-Vignetten im Text Pappe d. Zt., mit hs. Rückenschild und kleinem Etikett "Goed. IV/1, 882, 5a; Schulte-Str. 218, 2a; Hayn-G. VI, 153: "Erste seltene und gesuchte deutsche Übersetzung des Petron. der als Meister in der Kunst des raffiniertesten Sinnengenusses am Hofe Neros eine bedeutende Rolle spielte, hinterliess mit diesem Werke eine interessante Schilderung über das Privat- und Geschlechtsleben seiner Zeitgenossen." - Die berühmte Übersetzung von Wilhelm Heinse (1746-1802), hier offenbar in der zweiten Ausgabe noch im Jahr der Erstausgabe - das lange Vorwort endet hier mit dem Satz "Geschrieben in Augsburg im Februar 1773 während meiner Reise nach Italien, um den Winkelmannischen Apollo zu betrachten." Im Erstdruck hiess es: ". May 1772". Heinse unternahm die Übersetzung auf Veranlassung des Hauptmanns Günther von Liebenstein. Sie sollte bei Kanter in Königstein erscheinen, der die Verlegung jedoch wegen Geldmangels nicht übernehmen konnte. "Nach seiner Entzweiung mit Liebenstein suchte Heinse die Übersetzung zu unterdrücken. Der Hauptmann ließ das Buch jedoch wider den Willen des Verfassers drucken." (Schulte-Str.). - Das hübsche Frontispiz zeigt eine Festgesellschaft vor einem Tempel des Priapus. " "- Wenig gebräunt, kaum berieben, meist sauber, gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AN INTERESTING APPENDIX TO SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND. CONTAINING, I. PRIESTLEY'S REMARKS ON SOME PARAGRAPHS IN THE FOURTH VOLUME OF BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES, RELATING TO THE DISSENTERS. II. BLACKSTONE'S REPLY TO PRIESTLEY'S REMARKS. III. PRIESTLEY'S ANSWER TO BLACKSTONE'S REPLY. IV. THE CASE OF THE LATE ELECTION OF THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX CONSIDERED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE AUTHORITIES OF LAW. V. FURNEAUX'S LETTERS TO THE HON. MR. JUSTICE BLACKSTONE CONCERNING HIS EXPOSITION OF THE ACT OF TOLERATION, AND SOME POSITIONS RELATIVE TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, IN HIS CELEBRATED COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND. VI. AUTHENTIC COPIES OF THE ARGUMENT OF THE LATE HON. MR. JUSTICE FOSTER IN THE CO

      Printed for the Subscribers, by Robert Bell,, America: Philadelphia: 1773 - [4], iv, [5]-119, [1 blank], xii, 155, [1 advt.] pp [as issued]. A general title page, each part with separate divisional title pages. Attractive modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label, raised spine bands. Scattered light foxing and toning. Very Good. This bold challenge to Blackstone, the authoritative source on the Common Law, was Joseph Priestley's first American book. This is the second edition, first published by Bell in the previous year. The book illuminates the controversy between Priestley and Blackstone on issues of freedom of conscience and religious liberty. Priestley, a radical Whig who in America was a republican and anti-Federalist, defends personal liberties and the necessity of strict governmental limitations. This resonated well with Americans as Revolution became imminent. The six titles presented defend the primacy of religious liberty, toleration, and personal autonomy against the incursions of government advocated by Blackstone. Blackstone's responses are also printed.Evans 12684. Hildeburn 2859. Marke 34 [recording only this edition]. I Harv. Law Cat. 191. Marvin 589 [ref.]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Passions Personify'd, in Familiar Fables.

      8vo. London: Printed for J. Whiston and M. Lawrence, 1773. 8vo, contemporary full calf rebacked with later gilt-ruled, decoratively blindstamped calf. [ii], vi, 104 pp. Engraved frontispiece and twelve plates drawn and engraved by John Miller. Covers worn, hinges cracked, but a sound copy of an uncommon work inscribed. First Edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on flyleaf: "Henrietta Anne Fortescue / A Present from the Author". (Henrietta's signature appears on the title-page.) Halkett & Laing attribute this work to Edward Young, the author of Night-Thoughts; but everybody ascribes it to Herbert Lawrence, whose best-known work, The Life and Adventures of Common Sense: An Historical Allegory (first published in 1769 by M. Lawrence), uses a similar device of a personified Common Sense, who travels through time and comments on ancient and modern history. Edward Young, moreover, had died in April, 1765, so it would have been difficult for him to inscribe this copy in 1773. The twelve verse fables in the collection are ironic narratives involving such characters as "Honour, Vanity, and Content" and "Prudence, Dissipation, and Justice." NUC locates two copies of this work. Henrietta Anne Fortescue (née Hoare) was a Scottish artist; she died in 1841.

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        A REVIEW OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF ARCHBISHOP SECKER.

      New York:: Hugh Gaine,. 1773. [4], iii, [1], lxviii pp. With the half title, bound in later plain brown wrappers. Very Good. This is the first American edition, reprinted from the 1770 London, of the life and thought of Archbishop Secker, defender of the Episcopal faith in America. Secker was thus the adversary of Jonathan Mayhew and Charles Chauncy, who resisted his attempts to 'Episcopize' America. This eulogy scolds them for their "unreasonable and groundless Jealousies of the Church of England." Mayhew's opposition to "the Proposal for appointing Bishops in some of the Colonies" wholly misunderstood Secker's motives for the appointments, there being no intention to render the Church of England the established religion in America. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Evans 12960. NAIP w029061.

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        Mélanges: Les lois de Minos, tragédie. Avec les notes de Mr. de Morza et plusieurs pièces curieuses Détachées

      ohne Angabe/sans Mention, ohne Angabe/sans Mention 1773 - Text Französich. Originalausgabe, ERSTAUSGABE. Aus der Bibliothek von Lucien Choudin (Voltaire-Spezialist in Ferney). Marmorierter Pappeinband, Lederrücken, goldgeprägte Titelei, 5 Bünde, tadellos. Diverse Titelvignetten. Inhalt: Epitre dédicatoire (XV), les lois de Minos, 81 Seiten mit „Notes"(Seite 82 bis 114). Weiterhin, Nouvelles pièces détachées, corrigées et augmentées (Seite 116 bis 151), weiterhin, La loi naturelle (ab Seite 153 bis Seite 188), danach Mélanges (Titel auf Rücken-Bindung eingraviert) bis Seite 395, Errata-Blatt/Schluß. Enthaltend u.a : L'anniversaire de la St.Barthélémy pour l'année 1772, La Begueule, Discours en vers sur les disputes par Mr. de Rulière, Le philosophe par Mr. Du Marsay, Lettre du roi de Prusse à Mr. d' Alembert, Lettre de l'impératrice de Russie, Catherine II dont elle a permis la publicité, Dialogues aux champs Elisées (sic!) entre Descartes et Christine par Mr. d'Alembert, Lettre de Mr. de Voltaire à Mr. Pigal, les Systèmes, Les cabales, Lettre de Mr. de Voltaire au Roi de Prusse. HERVORRANGENDER ZUSTAND! +++ Texte en francais. UNE ÉDITION ORIGINALE provenant de la bibliothèque de Lucien Choudin, grand spécialiste d'etudes voltairiennes à Ferney. Ouvrage relié demi-cuir, dos avec titre doré, 5 nerfs, IMPECCABLE. Avec diverses vignettes de titre. Contenant: Epitre dédicatoire (XV), les lois de Minos, 81 pages avec des „Notes"(pages 82 à 114). Et encore: „ Nouvelles pièces détachées corrigées et augmentées (page 116 à 151), suivies de „La loi naturelle"(de la page153 à la page188), puis des mélanges (titre figurant sur le dos de l'ouvrage) jusqu'à la page 395, page Errata/fin de l'ouvrage). Parmi les textes: L'anniversaire de la St.Barthélémy pour l'année 1772, La Begueule, Discours en vers sur les disputes par Mr. de Rulière, Le philosophe par Mr. Du Marsay, Lettre du roi de Prusse à Mr. d' Alembert, Lettre de l'impératrice de Russie, Catherine II dont elle a permis la publicité, Dialogues aux champs Elisées (sic!) entre Descartes et Christine par Mr. d'Alembert, Lettre de Mr. de Voltaire à Mr. Pigal, les Systèmes, Les cabales, Lettre de Mr. de Voltaire au Roi de Prusse. EXCELLENT ÉTAT! +++ 3 x 21,2 cm, 0,6 kg. +++ Stichwörter/Mots-clés: Voltairiana Bibliophilie Theater theâtre philosophie Briefe lettres correspondance Gewicht in Gramm: 600 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society. Under the following heads: I. Of the rank and condition of women in different ages. II. Of the jurisdiction and authority of a father over his children. III. Of the authority of a chief over the members of a tribe or village. IV. Of the power of a Sovereign over an extensive society. V. Of the authority of a master over his servants. ... The second edition, greatly enlarged.

      London: J. Murray, 1773. 8vo., (4) + xxii + 312pp., complete with the half-title and with the supplementary errata slip pasted onto foot of p. xxii, some leaves in signature F bound in wrong order (affecting pp.85-96), but all leaves present, a light marginal dampstain in first two leaves (i.e. half-title and title), handsomely rebound in the 18th century style in quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt and labelled with raised bands, vellum tips on fore-corners. A most attractive copy. Millar's most important work, first published in 1771. It contains 'a number of ingenious, progressive and penetrating ideas' [Hideo Tanaka in Dictionary of 18th Century British Philosophers>, vol.II, 1999, p.617]. 'In tracing the history of the distinction of ranks and upholding the personal liberty of the lower classes, Millar does not advance simple social theories such as materialism, climate or economic determinism; rather, he develops what might be called the multi-causal theory of society. He combines the characteristics of human nature and advancement of humanity with social, political and economic circumstances. Thus he synthesizes the real and the ideal in man and society. His synthesis is quite penetrating, and was highly regarded'. [op.cit. pp.617-618]. According to other commentators Millar's work was one of the earliest and finest examples of an empirical approach to sociology and shows both the influence of Montesquieu and of Hume's The Populousness of Ancient Nations>. Rendall [The Origins of Modern Feminism>, 1994] thought that Millar's was, for example, 'one of the most interesting of all 18th century historical studies of the condition of women'. This second edition is an almost unmodified reprinting of the first of 1771. 'The revisions and additions in the second edition are, with two or three exceptions ..., of minor significance, consisting chiefly of stylistic improvements, the occasional re-structuring of a paragraph, and the breaking down of the chapters into sections.' [William C. Lehmann, John Millar of Glasgow>, 1960, p.167]. It was Lehmann's view that Millar's Observations>, together with his equally important Historical View of the English Government> (1787), were 'characterized by a pervasive attempt to trace causes and effects in historical phenomena and by a strong emphasis upon the influence that economic factors have in shaping social and political institutions. Because of this stress on economic factors, some have seen in Millar's work a marked anticipation of Marx's historical materialism. Perhaps it would be fairer to see in it, with A.L. Macfie of Glasgow (1961)*, both a further development of the thought of Adam Smith, with differences in emphasis, and an important bridge between eighteenth and nineteenth century social thinking in general'. [I.E.S.S.>, vol.10, p.349]. *A.L. Macfie, John Millar: a bridge between Adam Smith and 19th Century social thinkers?>: Scottish Journal of Political Economy 8: 200-210.

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        Discurso Sobre a Inutilidade dos Esponsaes dos Filhos Celebrados.

      1773 - Betrothals Are Illicit Without Parental Consent, Whatever the Jesuits Say Rebello, Bartholomeu Coelho Neves. Discurso Sobre a Inutilidade dos Esponsaes dos Filhos Celebrados sem consentimento dos Pais; Em que se Mostra ser elle de Direito Divino, Natural, das Gentes, Canonico, Patrio, E Civil de Todos os Povos da Europa. E se Mostra Offensiva de Todos Estes Direitos a Doutrina dos Jezuitas, que Propunhao Huma Illimitada Liberdade a Este Respeito, Asseverando Serem Indignas de se Observarem as Leis dos Principes Catholicos, Que Determinao Esta Necessidade. Dedicado ao Ilmo. E Exmo. Senhor Marquez de Pombal, Conde de Oeyras, Senhor das Vendas Novas, do Conselho de Sua Magestade Fidelissima, E Seu Primeiro Ministro de Estado, &c. &c. &c. Lisbon: Off. do Francisco Sabino dos Santos, 1773. [x], xvii, [1], 231, [1] pp. Half-title lacking. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary mottled sheep, blind fillets and gilt-stamped title to spine, speckled edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few light scuffs to boards, spine abraded with wear to ends, front joint partially cracked. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to a few leaves. * Only edition. Rebello argues that betrothals are not legal without parental consent. In the dedication to the Marques de Pombal and the Proemio, the author refers to the "relaxada Moral Jezuitica" and notes that allowing disobedience to parents in matters such as betrothals (which Jesuits such as Sanches and Molina advised) might well also encourage disobedience to the king. As a magistrate, Rebello had been involved in several cases of such illicit betrothals. He reviews the writings of Church Fathers, papal bulls, and Councils on this matter, and on pp. 170-218, reviews the laws in Spain, France, Germany, Prussia, Holland and Italy. Porbase contains a record with an incorrect publication date of 1755. OCLC locates 3 copies, 2 in North America (Newberry Library, UC-Berkeley Law School). Not in Ferreira-Ibarra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Moltiplicazione del Bestiame Toscano [?]

      Nella Stamperia dello Strecchi e Pagniniu, Florence 1773 - First edition. [ii], 136 pp. 8vo. Tuscan Beef. A rare work on the breeding of Tuscan cattle, containing two prize essays from the Acadmia dei Georgofili in Florence. Tuscany is of course renowned for its chianina breed of cattle. Huzard Catalogue 2768; Bibliografia storico-ragionata della Toscana, p. 35; Il nobile contado: guida bibliografica alla conoscenza della provincia di Firenze, p. 140. OCLC locates 1 copy (Universitaet Goettingen) and we located one other copy at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze Bound in quarter contemporay calf and marbled boards. Some lose to spine label, remnant of small label to bottom of spine, boards rubbed at tips, binding cracked after title page, else a a fine, clean copy [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Moltiplicazione del Bestiame Toscano [...]

      Florence: Nella Stamperia dello Strecchi e Pagniniu, 1773. First edition. [ii], 136 pp. 8vo. Bound in quarter contemporay calf and marbled boards. Some lose to spine label, remnant of small label to bottom of spine, boards rubbed at tips, binding cracked after title page, else a a fine, clean copy. First edition. [ii], 136 pp. 8vo. Tuscan Beef. A rare work on the breeding of Tuscan cattle, containing two prize essays from the Acadmia dei Georgofili in Florence. Tuscany is of course renowned for its chianina breed of cattle. Huzard Catalogue 2768; Bibliografia storico-ragionata della Toscana, p. 35; Il nobile contado: guida bibliografica alla conoscenza della provincia di Firenze, p. 140. OCLC locates 1 copy (Universitaet Goettingen) and we located one other copy at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze

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        Gesamtansicht ('Bremen die Weser hinauf').

      - Kupferstich v. W.C. Mayr n. J.H. Grönninger, dat. 1773, 27 x 46

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        Veduta della Piazza di Monte Cavallo

      1773 - - PROVA DI STAMPA SCONOSCIUTA A HIND - Acquaforte e bulino, 1773 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. Si tratta di una prova di stampa della lastra, avanti le ombreggiature a bulino nel centro della piazza, qui in prevalenza bianco. Tiratura sconosciuta al catalogo di Hind. Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, ricca di toni impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio e lettere CB", con pieni margini, lieve traccia della consueta piega centrale, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Esemplare meraviglioso. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L’opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All’opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall’editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell’autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. - UNKNOWN PROOF STATE - Etching and engraving, 1773, signed on plate at the lower right. Proof state underscribed by Hind, before the addition of the burin in the ground in the middle of the square. Example from the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark "double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB", with margins, very good condition. A great example. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. Hind 103, stato non descritto; Focillon 732. Dimensioni 705 475mm [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        An Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland : Or, An Inquiry Into the Origin, Religion, Future State, Character, Manners, Morality, Amusements, Persons, Manner of Life, Houses, Navigation, Commerce, Language, Government, Kings, General Assemblies, Courts of Justice, and Juries, of the Britons, Scots, Irish, and Anglo-Saxons. The Third Edition, revised and greatly enlarged.

      Dublin: Thomas Ewing, 1773. 3rd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. In brown leather with five raised bands and black leather title label to spine. Hinges weak; front cover attached by only one cord. Two small owner signatures to front endpapers, no other writing, plates, damage, foxing, water stains, or other indignities. Not ex-library. Text block beautifully preserved and in near-fine condition. Rare.

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        Abhandlung von der Ausziehung des grauen Staars.

      Göttingen: Verlag der Wittwe Vandenhoeck, 1773 - 216 S., 1 Taf Abb. Einband etwas berieben/angeschmutzt, Seiten altersbedingt gebräunt, Stempel und Namenseintragung auf Vorsatz, ansonsten gut erh. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 210 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Antiquities of Herculaneum Vol 1, Part 1 Containing the Pictures ( all published ) Vesuvius Italy

      W Bowyer and J Nichols, London 1773 - Published in London in 1773, this is volume one part one ( all published ) of this scarce work on the antiquities of Herculaneum, located in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum was the ancient Roman town destroyed by volcanic pyroclastic flows in 79 AD. Its ruins are located in the commune of Ercolano, Campania, Italy. This volume containing fifty fine copperplate engravings with explanatory text, lxxiii, 236 p., 50 p. of plates : ill., frontis. (map) bound in old full leather with marbled endpapers and the bookplate of Sir John Smith Bart., leather binding has noticeable wear with loss to leather on the spine, joints cracked to both boards which are loosened but holding, internally some offsetting to the plates, with a few minor marks else contents in very nice clean and fresh condition. internally a very nice example of this scarce work Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sardegna ed Isole aggiacenti secondo lo Stato Presente

      Halle 1773 - Carta geografica tratta dal celebre "Fortsetzung der Algemeinen Welthistorie" grande opera storica edita ad Halle dal 1750 al 1780 circa, contenente le copie delle più famose carte edite nel periodo. La carta deriva da quella di Johann Friedrich Le Bret pubblicata in "Geschichte von Italien". Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. Map taken from the famous Fortsetzung der Algemeinen Welthistorie, a superior history masterpiece published in Halle between 1750 and 1780, containing the copies of the most famous mpas published at the time. The map is taken from Johann Friedrich Le Bret "Geschichte von Italien". Copper engraving, in excellent condition. Rare. Dimensioni 305 450mm

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        Orlando Furioso.

      Birmingham, dai torchi di G.Baskerville per P.Molini, 1773. 4 volumi in-4, illustrati da 1 ritratto dell'A. di Eisen inc. da Fiquet e 46 figure in stupende tavole fuori testo, di Cipriani, Cochin, Eisen, Greuze, Monnet, Moreau incise da Bartolozzi, Choffard, Duclos, ed altri. Celebre edizione dell'Orlando Furioso. (La carta di questo esemplare è lievemente brunita come nella maggioranza delle copie conosciute). Esemplare in eccezionale legatura italiana di fine settecento: pieno marocchino granata, piatti con larga bordura in oro, riquadrata da filetti e dentelle, formata da tralci, rami, bocciuoli, fiori, e con ai quattro angoli altrettante corone di lauro in ruote a dentelles. Dorsi a nervi, fregi oro negli scomparti, tasselli in marocchino verde per il titolo, tagli dorati, dentelle sui tagli dei piatti. Preziosa e perfetta legatura italiana, di importante atelier romano, decorata con finissimi inusuali piccoli ferri, esente dal minimo difetto.. .

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        Landgrafen von Hessen-Kassel. Schwarze Tusche auf handgeschöpftem Bütten.

      Portraits jeweils unterhalb betitelt: "Fréderic II Landgrave de Hesse" und "Philippine Landgrave de Hesse". Im Stil eines Scherenschnittes angefertigte Profildarstellung von Friedrich II. Landgraf von Hessen sowie Philippine Auguste Amalie Landgräfin von Hessen mit ovaler Einfassungslinie, entstanden zwischen 1773 und 1785. - Der Monarch wurde vor allem durch die Vergrößerung des Heeres und die Bereitstellung von 19.000 Soldaten an die englische Krone bekannt. Der Sachverhalt des damals als skandalös empfundenen Soldatenhandels wurde von Friedrich Schiller in seinem Theaterstück "Kabale und Liebe" aufgegriffen. Philippine von Brandenburg-Schwedt war die zweite Ehefrau des Landgrafen, der sich durch die Heirat größere Unterstützung für seine Ziele durch Preußen erhoffte. - Im oberen Bildbereich mit kl. Tintenspuren von rückseit. Bezeichnung.

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        Description de l’Arabie d’Après les Observations et Recherches Faites dans les Pays même.

      Nicolas Moller, Copenhagen 1773 - xliii, 372 pp., 18 engraved plates hors text, of which 4 folding, and 7 maps of which 6 folding, letter press genealogical folding table, half title, title vignettes, new spine, preserving original full calf boards, brittle and worn, contents generally clean with only infrequent light marginal foxing and soiling, all edges red, plates 4 and 5 lightly offset, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary stamp verso front cover and on title page, stamp of Rev. Luke V. McCabe on title page. The famous account of the Royal Danish expedition (1761-67) to the Arabian Peninsula, the first scientific expedition to this area sponsored by King Frederick V of Denmark, and from which Niebuhr returned as the only survivor. The expedition faced continuous physical hardship and danger from the moment it failed to leave Danish waters against winter storms, until the loss of all its members, except Niebuhr, as a result of malaria in Yemen. Nonetheless, the scientific discoveries that were made and the array of manuscripts that were recovered, aroused lasting interest among Europeans, curious to hear about a part of Arabia that had previously been closed off. The plates include illustrations of food, shoes, clothing, inscriptions, coins, agriculture, military exercises in the Yemen, the mosques of Mecca and Medina, and maps of Oman, the Arab Gulf, Suez and the Red Sea. Niebuhr was famous for his map of the Yemen (55 x 35 cm) which he calculated by traversing the country and measuring the distances mile by mile. It was the map of the Red Sea that contributed to the British in India re-routing their cargoes via the Suez instead of around Africa. For the next century this map served further European explorers of Arabia. His map of the Arab Gulf is the earliest map to mention Kuwait. Niebuhr is also one of the first to call the country Yemen instead of Arabia Felix. His work still forms one of the most authoritative descriptions of Arabia and in particular Yemen. The first edition appeared in German in Copenhagen in 1772, and soon after, this edition in French. The second French version is by an anonymous translator. "He was the first European to mention the spread of the Wahhabi revolution, an Islamic fundamentalist movement which had a tremendous influence on the history of Arabia" (Waldman, 1992). Bibliographic references: Brunet IV, 74; Cox I, 237; Gay 3389; Lipperheide Lc 6. Size: 4to. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chart of New-Zealand, explored in 1769 and 1770, by Lieut: I: Cook, Commander of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour. Engraved by I. Bayly.

      1773 - London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 510 x 410mm. A landmark map: one of the most important maps in New Zealand's history: Captain Cook's map of New Zealand, engraved by I. Bayley for Hawkesworth's 'An Account of the Voyages. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', the official account of Cook's first circumnavigation. Although New Zealand has been discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642, it was Cook who discovered that it was not part of the great 'Terra Australis' or Southern continent. Arriving at Poverty Bay on 7th October 1769 he took six months to circumnavigate the islands: as he sailed east of the Banks Peninsula he mistook it for an island; skirting south of Stewart Island he marked on this map as a possible peninsula.

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        Anecdotes espagnoles et portugaises

      First Edition. Full Calf blond contemporary. Piece of red morocco title and volume number in black morocco. 2 corners lightly bumped. Missing page marbled clearance Volume I. A fine copy otherwise. Chronological History of Spain and Portugal in the form of anecdotes, ie short articles. Anecdotes are skillful compilations, not uncritically, and allow to have on hand and a very practical way the story of a nation. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Vincent à Paris 1773 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (10,5x17cm) 648pp. et 700pp. relié

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        Laurus [Laurel]

      [Nuremberg], 1773. Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.J..Haid. Very good condition. A very fine image from Trew's 'Plantae Selectae', one of the greatest of all eighteenth-century botanical books, drawn by the greatest of eighteenth-century botanical artists, George Dionysius Ehret. Linnaeus, wrote to Trew, in Latin, that "The miracles of our century in the natural sciences are your work of Ehret's plants...nothing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future."Christoph JakobTrew, a physician and botanist, had for a number of years been an admirer of Ehret's work. Ehret, a brilliant botanical artist, was unrivalled in his ability to "achieve realism, majesty, ineffable colour, all in one breathtaking look." (Hunt). Born in Heidelberg in 1710, he originally worked as a gardener and practised drawing in his spare time. His artistic abilities led him to the service of a Regensburg banker named Leskenkohl, and it was during this period that Trew met Ehret.Trew was to remain a friend and patron of Ehret's throughout his life, and by 1742, the germ of what was to become the present publication was already under discussion 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...."Ehret moved to London in the late 1730s, where he painted the recently introduced exotics at the Chelsea Physic Garden and established himself as a teacher of flower-painting and botany. Discussions about the projected work continued by letter until 1748, when Johann Jacob Haid from Augsburg agreed to produce the engravings from Ehret's drawings.Gerta Calman Georg Ehret, Flower painter Extraordinary (1977) p.97; Dunthorne 309; Great Flower Books(1990) p.144; Hunt 539; Nissen BBI 1997; Pritzel 9499; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 15.131.

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