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        A REVIEW OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF ARCHBISHOP SECKER.

      Hugh Gaine,, New York: 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Veduta del Tempio delle Camene, anticamente circondato da un bosco nella valle di Egeria, si vede fuori di Porta Latina nella valle detta la Caffarella

      Roma 1773 - - PRIMO STATO DI QUATTRO - Acquaforte e bulino, 1773, firmata in lastra . Esemplare della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con letter CB", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. 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. - THE FIRST STATE OF FOUR - Etching with engraving, 1773, signed on plate. 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. 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 106, I/IV; Focillon 827; Wilton Ely 239. Dimensioni 720 480mm [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        Le forze d’Ercole

      1773 - Tre tavole raffiguranti piramidi umane per i giochi del carnevale veneziano denominate le forze d’Ercole. Durante il giorno di giovedì grasso si svolgevano questi giochi con piramidi umane fatte su macchine in cui si affrontavano i Castellani (abitanti nel sestiere di Castello, San Marco e Dorsoduro) contro i Nicolotti (abitanti dei sestieri di San Polo, Santa Croce e Cannaregio). I giochi sono a ricordo dell'episodio della presa di Aquileia, in cui i Castellani presero la città scavalcando le mura con delle piramidi umane: in ricordo della destrezza delle truppe veneziane si celebrava in Piazzetta, davanti al Doge, il Giovedì grasso. Le opere non sono citate nelle bibliografie consultate. Incisioni i rame, con coloritura antica, in ottime condizioni. Iscrizione a matita di appartenenza in basso "W.R.T. Venice may 20, 1895". Molto rare. Dimensioni 140x285 circa. Dimensioni

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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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        Carta dell'Isola di Corsica

      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 della Corsica deriva da quella di Thomas Phinn pubblicata nel 1768. Incisione in rame, leggere gore d'acgqua, per ill resto 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 of Cosrsica derives from Thomas Phinn’s, published in 1768. Copper engraving, in excellent condition. Rare. Dimensioni 480 295mm

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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.

      Thomas Ewing, Dublin 1773 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        The Origin of the English Drama, Illustrated in its Various Species, viz. Mystery, Morality, Tragedy and Comedy, by specimens from our earliest writers; with explanatory notes. Three Volumes

      Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford 1773 - Half leather with marbled boards. Gilt ornamentation on the spines. Small bookbinder's stamp on the first endpaper of each indicate these were bound by J. Larkins (perhaps Jeremiah Larkins). xvii, 319; 352; 377 pp. Three illustrations in volume 1. A collection of plays written by various early (mostly from the 1500s) English playwrights, preceded by short introductory commentary on the piece and the author, where available. This includes 'Candlemas-day or the Killing of the children of Israel;' 'Every-Man, a Morality;' 'Hycke-Scorner. A morality;' ' An Enterlude called Lusty Juventus;' 'Gammer Gurton's Needle;' 'The Spanish Tragedy;' 'David and Bethsabe;' 'Ferrex and Porrex;' 'Supposes: A comedy;' ' Satiro-Mastix;' 'The Return from Parnassus,' and others. GOOD condition. General fading, with minor to moderate scuffing, heavier to the leather along the hinges and extremities. Minor foxing along the fore edges, with very minor scattered foxing in the interior. Several pages a bit shorter in width across, these also being unopened along the fore edge. [Attributes: 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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        AN ATTEMPT TO SHEW, THAT AMERICA MUST BE KNOWN TO THE ANCIENTS.TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX, CONCERNING THE AMERICAN COLONIES, AND SOME MODERN MANAGEMENTS AGAINST THEM. BY AN AMERICAN ENGLISHMAN.

      Boston: J. Kneeland, 1773. - 35pp. Recent half morocco and marbled boards. Ownership inscription on half title partially erased. Trimmed close at bottom edge minutely affecting some text. Lightly soiled. Still very good. The first portion of the text is turned over to an interesting summary of the case for pre- Columbian European knowledge of the Americas, the possibilities of ancient migrations, and so forth (including passing references to Atlantis). The second portion of the text is devoted to inequities in British treatment of the colonies. ADAMS 98. HOLMES 61. EVANS 12861. SABIN 46792. HOWES M408, "aa."

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        AN ATTEMPT TO SHEW, THAT AMERICA MUST BE KNOWN TO THE ANCIENTS...TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX, CONCERNING THE AMERICAN COLONIES, AND SOME MODERN MANAGEMENTS AGAINST THEM. By an American Englishman

      Boston: J. Kneeland, 1773. 35pp. Half title. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Ownership inscription on half title partially erased. Trimmed close at bottom edge, minutely affecting some text. Lightly soiled. Still very good. The first portion of the text is turned over to an interesting summary of the case for pre-Columbian European knowledge of the Americas, the possibilities of ancient migrations, and so forth (including passing references to Atlantis). The second portion of the text is devoted to inequities in British treatment of the colonies. ADAMS 98. HOLMES 61. EVANS 12861. SABIN 46792. HOWES M408, "aa."

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        A Decade of Curious Insects

      London: Printed for the Author, 1773. 24, (2), 10 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Hardback. 4to (270x210mm), attractive 19th century half morocco, marbled boards. Binder's ticket 'Woolman, Stockton on Tees'. Occasional minor spotting, minor dust soiling to a few page corners. Fine copy. ' Some of them not describ'd before: Shewn in their natural size; and as they appear enlarg'd before the Lucernal Microscope; In which the Solar Apparatus is artificially illuminated. With their History, Characters, Manners, and Places of Abode'. A printed note to the verso of title reads 'Ladies who may chuse to paint these insects themselves may have sets of the cuts on Royal Paper printed pale for that purpose'. Illustrated with charming, vivid hand coloured engraved plates of greatly enlarged microscopic insects, some of which appear rather inaccurate. Hagen states, 'Fabricius nennt die Abbildungen 'fictitiae' wohl mit Unrecht, da durch künstliche Beleuchtung nicht achromatischer Gläser offenbar Hill die Sachen so sah, wie er sie abbildet.' [Fabricius called the illustrations 'fictitiae' probably unfairly, because with artificial lighting without achromatic lenses apparantly Hill saw things as he depicted them].[Hagen I, p. 366; Nissen ZBI, 1938]

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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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        Oeuvres. Theatre.

      Neufchatel, 1773. 8 voll., in 16°, p. pelle, ogni vol. è di ca. 450 pp. + 37 inc. Testatine e finaline. Tagli marmorizzati. Lettere e fregi ai dorsi in oro. Stampa fresca. Lievi gore sul margine di alcune pp. dell'ultimo vol. che non ledono il t. Piccole mende ai dorsi e leggere abrasioni ai piatti . Raro nella sua completezza.

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        Dell'Epidemica Mortalità de' gelsi e della cura, e coltivazione loro trattato.

      Bartolomeo Richetti, 1773. In 8°, cart. muta, pp. XIX + CXCI. Carta forte. Ampi marg. Barbe. Front. fig. Testata, capilettera su piccole ma pregevoli inc. " L'autore descrive assai bene questa malattia, ne va esaminando le cagioni, indi si diffonde a ragionare con molta intelligenza della coltivazione migliore di questi alberi".

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        De l'homme et de la femme consideres physiquemenu dans l'etat du mariage.

      Henry, 1773. 3 voll., in 16°, p. pelle, pp. XI + 500 + 358 + da 359 a 695 + 12 inc. n. f. t. Nervetti. Lettere e fregi ai d. in o. Tagli rossi.Sono mancanti le inc. n. 1, 11 e 15. Lievi mende alle copp. Antichi forellini che interessano poche lettere.

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        La génération de l'homme ou tableau de l'amour conjugal considéré dans l'état du Mariage. Nelle édition enrichie de remarques importantes...

      à Londres, 1773, 2 vol. in 12, de XXIV-408pp. & 2ff. 400pp. 1f., ill. d'un front. et de 11 planches gravées anatomiques, pl. basane mouchetée époque, dos lisse orné, infime trou de ver en marge int. d'un volume sinon bel exemplaire. Edition très augmentée de ce curieux traité de sexologie dont la table des matières est très explicite: "des parties qui servent à la génération, défauts des parties génitales..., remèdes qui corrigent les défauts, remèdes capables de rendre la virginité à une fille, quel tempérament doit avoir un homme pour être fort lascif, à quelle heure du jour l'on doit baiser amoureusement sa femme, de la manière dont les personnes mariées doivent se caresser,... s'il y a un art pour faire des garçons ou des filles, ... du congrès, de la stérilité, si les charmes peuvent rendre un homme impuissant ou une femme stérile, des hermaphrodites, si une femme peut devenir grosse sans l'application des parties naturelles d'un homme, des incubes & des succubes, si les eunuques sont capables de se marier & de faire des enfans....". La première édition date de 1687, la dernière de 1795. ¶ Gay Amour, femmes III. 1168 - Caillet n°11075 "amour, mariage, parfums, monstruosités...." - Blake p.471

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        Chart of Part of the Coast of New South Wales, From Cape Tribulation to Endeavour Straits. By Lieut. J.Cook, 1770.

      1773 - London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. FIRST EDITION. 320 x 370mm. Narrow top margin. Cook's chart of the Cape York Peninsula from Cape Tribulation to Cape York, orientated with north to the right. At Cape Tribulation is a note: 'On this ledge the ship laid 23 Hours, and received much damage'. After this setback Cook sailed outside the dangerous reefs and so the coast between Cape Flattery and Cape Weymouth was not mapped. These reefs and islands he called 'The Labyrinth'. Engraved by J.Cheevers for Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages. for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', the official account of Cook's First Voyage. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LA SAGESSE DU SOUVERAIN DANS LES MOYENS DE RENDRE LE COMMERCE FLORISSANT

      Leiden, Elie Luzac. 1773. Paperback. First edition. Blue paper wrappers. 8vo. 4, 84 pages, 22 cm. In French. Title translates to “The Wisdom of the Sovereign in Finding Ways to Establish a Flourishing Trade. ” Title in red and black and with engraved vignette. The author describes here the economies of different countries during the course of various eras. He posits that freedom of religion is one of the prerequisites for creating a prosperous national economy, examples of failure in that regard is France- who drove out the Huguenots and Spain and Portugal who expelled the Jews. “Certainly the Inquisition is blind, superstitious and cruel for pushing the Jews to desert Portugal and Spain - [eventually] bringing them to Amsterdam, where wise-men welcomed them with kindness. There, the [Jews] encouraged flourishing trade practices which they spread around the world, while in Spain and Portugal [trade] collapsed. That is why in order to populate our provinces and have them grow prosperous, our wiser nations should welcome the strangerÂ… and let all freely practice his religion” (p. 16) . A copy sold at auction for USD 984 in 2016. Significant dampstaining and edgewear. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Later tiny photo of a house added to title page. Good condition. (FR-3-5) .

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        Documento con firma autografa

      Datato Veneria 28 maggio 1773, - 1 pagina in-folio oblungo (mm 300x420). Documento vergato in francese su pergamena con sigillo entro scatola metallica decorata, legato mediante corda verde, firma autografa di Vittorio Amedeo III di Savoia. Il notaio reale si pronuncia in favore di Jacques Prallet d'Arvillard in relazione ad un contenzioso su un terreno vendutogli da Joseph Philibert Galliand figlio ''fixée rière la Parroisse d'Ecole Province de Savoie.'' [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Het Nieuwe Testament ofte Alle boeken des nieuwen verbondts onzes heeren Iesu Christi door last van de H.M. Heeren Staten generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden en volgens het besluit van de Sinode Nationael gehouden in de jaren 1618. en de 1619. tot Dordrecht.

      gr.-4. 148 num. Bll. Ldr. d. Zt. über dicke Holzdeckel. Mit Blindprägungen u. intakter Messingschließe. Rü. u. Vors. erneuert. Gebrauchsspuren, stellenw. wasserrand., Ecken tlw. geknickt. Vorgebunden: [Oude Testament]. Titelbl. fehlt. Ebda. 321 num. Bll., 124 num. Bll. (De Prophetien/Der Propheten). - Beigeb.: Het boek der Psalmen, nevens de gezangen bij de gervormde kerk van Nederland in gebruik door last van de Hoog Mog: Heeren Staaten Generaal der vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie Berijmingen, In den jaare 1773, gekooren, Amsterdam, H, Brandt, D. Onder de Linden, J. de Groot en N. T. Gravius, en Compagnie 1792. 2 Bll., 81 num. Notenbll., 2 Bll., 12 (v. ?) S. (Catechismus)

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        Oeuvres De Moliere avec, Des Remarques Grammaticales; Des Avertissemens et des Observations sur ChaquePiece Par M. Bret. Tome Premier - Tome Sixieme

      Paris , Par La Compagnie des Libraires Associes, 1773 - 2 nn.Bl., Porträt-Frontispiz, VIII., 520 S., 4 Tafeln, Titelvignette ; 2 nn.Bl., 576 S.,Titelvignette, 6 Tafeln; Vortitel, 552 S., Titelvignette, 6 Tafeln; Vortitel, 560 S., Titelvignette, 6 Tafeln; 2 nn.Bl., 774 S., 2 nn.S., Titelvignette, 5 Tafeln; 2 nn.Bl., 704 S., 6 Tafeln, Titelvignette Einbände berieben und bestossen, Goldschnitt ebenfalls stellenweise beschabt. Außengelenke mit Lederstreifen verstärkt, Innengelenke teilweise verstärkt. Bei Band 3 und 5 ist der Buchblock zwischen Vorsatz und Vortitel gebrochen (keine losen Seiten), Bei Band 4 ist der Vorderdeckel lose. Die ersten und letzten ca. 4 Blatt etwas fleckig, innen ansonsten bis auf einzelne Fleckchen saubere Exemplare. Die Restaurationsarbeiten wurden eher dilettantisch ausgeführt, eine Besuch beim Buchbinder empfohlen. Insgesamt befriedigender Zustand. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 4000 Kalbsledereinbände, umlaufender Goldschnitt, ca. 13,2 x 20 cm 6 Bände (=so komplett), im Jahr der Erstausgabe erschienen, mit insgesamt 34 Kupfertafeln (incl. Frontispiz).

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        De novorum ossium, in integris aut maximis, ob morbos deperditionibus, regeneratione experimenta;

      E Typis Franc. Ambr. Didot, 1773. Ubi, maxima Materiae affinitate, breviter de Fracturis, & de Vi quam Natura impedit in offibus elongandis, dum crescunt. Autore Michele Troja, Medicine Doctore Neapoli, & Chirurgo è latere in Regali S. Jacobi Nosocomio. Viro Clarissimo Josepho Lieutaud, Potentissimi Galliarum Regis Archiatro, Regiae Scientiarum Parisiensis, necnon Londinensis Academiae Socio, etc. etc. etc. Con 3 tavole ed una tabella ripiegate. Testatine e finalini incisi. Testo in latino. Allegato: ''Riflessioni del signor De La Lande sulle comete che possono approssimarsi alla terra. Traduzione dal Francese. Napoli, nella Stamperia di Giovanni Gravier 1773. 16mo. pp. 240 - 30. . Molto buono (Very Good). Pagine ben conservate, con rare fioriture, ampi margini, carta pesante. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione (First Edition). .

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        A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship, the Endeavour. Faithfully transcribed from the Papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, Draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition, with Dr. Solander, round the World..

      London: Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, 1773. With offsetting from the plates as often; corner torn form one leaf without loss (p.37); some rubbing to boards especially at edges.. Large quarto, with frontispiece portrait, a map and 26 plates; completely uncut and partly unopened; an exceptionally large copy in its original binding of blue-grey paper boards, plain paper spine carefully renewed; in a folding cloth case. A really exceptional copy of the first edition of the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage. Copies of the first edition of Parkinson are invariably quite large with generous margins (and are often misleadingly catalogued as "Large paper" - in fact there were no "small paper" copies, only copies cut down by the binder), but the book is virtually never seen as here, completely uncut in its simple original binding. The spine has been replaced with appropriate plain paper. For the record, this copy measures 380 x 95 mm (binding) and 362 x 292 mm (bookblock).Parkinson, the son of a Quaker brewer of Edinburgh, was apprenticed to a draper when his ability for drawing 'flowers, fruits and other objects of natural history' first attracted the attention of Sir Joseph Banks. Banks engaged him as botanical artist on Cook's first voyage, and he went on to produce an important series of magnificent botanical and natural history drawings, and was the first professional artist to set foot on Australian soil. He died at the end of the voyage, en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope.Parkinson's is the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage; it contains extensive accounts of New Zealand and Australia, and has some of the earliest natural history observations on the region, including the first published use of the word kangaroo (as "kangooroo", p. 149). Parkinson himself was responsible for the original drawings for twenty-three of the twenty-seven plates here. His original artwork and these splendid engravings made from it represent one of the chief visual sources for Cook's first voyage, and one of the first views European observers had of such South Pacific scenes. Parkinson's journal of the voyage is plain and unaffected, and in the words of its editor 'its only ornament is truth, and its best recommendation characteristic of himself, its genuine simplicity'. Curiously, as the botanical drawings were retained by Banks, none of his botanical drawings appear in his own account, and not until recent years has the world at large learned of Parkinson's genius as a botanical artist. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney).

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        Cäsars Zug über die Pyrenäen, 1773

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: unten rechts signiert: "D: Chodowiecki inv & sc:". Werkverzeichnis: Engelmann 99 I/II. Grösse: 6,4 x 14,1 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: Platte: 7,2 x 14,8 cm Papier: 8,6 x 17,2 cm. Beschreibung: Sehr seltener Abdruck des ersten Zustandes, vor der Veränderung der Standarte zur linken des Reiters. Der oberen Randeinfall wurde beim Drucken abgedeckt. Ein Rest ist noch zu sehen. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Holy Bible

      1773. BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New TestamentsÂ… London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1773. Thick quarto, contemporary full red calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4800.1773 edition of the magisterial King James Bible, “the most celebrated book in the English-speaking world” (Campbell, 1), handsomely bound in contemporary calf-gilt.“Other translations may engage the mind, but the King James Version is the Bible of the heart” (Campbell, 275). First published in 1611, the King James Version has exercised incalculable influence on piety, language and literature. Macaulay praised it as “a book, which if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power” (PMM 114). With Apocrypha. With separate New Testament title page dated 1772. Herbert 1228. Family record opposite New Testament title page.Scattered light foxing. Contemporary calf gilt binding attractive with light expert restoration, expert repair to front joint, later endpapers.

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