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        Voyage en Sicile et dans la Grande Grèce, adressé par l'auteur à son ami Mr. Winckelmann

      French Edition.Binding in full mottled brown sheepskin. Back with nerves decorated. as Exhibit in Havana morocco. Chez Franç. Grasset A Lausanne 1773 In-12 (10x17cm) XII, 370pp. relié

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        Descrizione Istorica, ed Antiquaria dell'Antico Teatro di Tavormina

      Small booklet with (ii), 20 pages of text preceding seven fine engraved folding plates describing the construction and use of the ancient Greek amphitheater in Taormina on the island of Sicily, plates include views of the ruins, depictions of how the theater must have looked in antiquity, and an inscription found near the theater, footnotes including bibliographic information. Very minor toning. Illustrated. 8vo. Hand-painted wrpps., possibly original. Losses along spine, some minor soiling. Messina (n.p.) 1773. The ancient theater of Taormina was built in the 3rd century BC, primarily of brick. The usage of brick dates it to Roman times, although the plan and layout are of the Greek style. Experts suppose that the surviving theater was built upon the foundation of an older Greek-period theater. It is the second-largest theater of its kind in Sicily, measuring 390 feet in diameter. Unusually for ancient theaters, the proscenium and back wall are still extant. Scarce; as of February 2017, WorldCat locates only two holdings in North America of the original 1773 edition.

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        Dissertation sur les moyens de donner la plus grande perfection possible aux lunettes dont les objectifs sont composés de deux matières.

      Berlin, Chrétien Fréderic Voss, 1773. ____ Première édition. Cette pièce a remporté le prix de l'Académie des sciences en 1772. Pour ces recherches théoriques sur les lunettes achromatiques, Hennert a étudié et utilisé les lunettes de Dollond. Johann Friedrich Hennert (1733-1813) enseignait les mathématiques et l'astronomie à Utrecht. Illustré par une planche dépliante. Rare. ***** First edition. This dissertation won the Academie des Sciences' prize for 1772. In these theoricals researches on achromatic telescopes, Hennert studied and used Dollond's telescopes. In-4. Collation : (4), 58 pp., 1 planche dépl. Cartonnage de l'époque.

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        The Attorney's Compleat Guide in the Court of Common Pleas...

      1773. London, 1709. Sole edition. "So as Much to Enable the Young Clerk" Attorney of the Court. The Attorney's Compleat Guide in the Court of Common Pleas: Containing the Whole Modern Practice of the Court, Laid Down in a New, Familiar, and Concise Manner, With Practical Remarks on Each Head, Illustrated by Cases Selected from the Best and Latest Authorities: And also an Account of the Monies Paid Out of Pocket on Each Particular Article of Business at the Publick Offices and Judges Chambers; So as to Enable the Young Clerk to Prosecute or Defend a Suit from its Commencement to Judgment and Execution, Through All the Different Minutiae of Practice, Without Further Assistance. London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, 1773. vii, [1], 371, [1] pp. 12mo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and early hand-lettered initials "G P" to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks, scuffs and stains to boards, small scuff near foot of spine, corners bumped, pastedowns loose. Light toning to text, faint inkspots to a few leaves. Early owner stamp (J. Ridout) to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. $950. * Only edition. "The following sheets were at first composed merely for private Use; The great Advantage the Author has reaped from them in an extensive Practice is his chief Inducement for offering them to the Public, as a sure Guide whereby the Young Clerk may readily acquire every necessary Information with respect to this Court" (iii). This is a scarce title. OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, LA County, Library of Congress, University of Minnesota, York, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue N15039.

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        Éclaircissemens sur l'invention, la théorie, la construction et les épreuves des nouvelles machines proposées en France pour la détermination des longitudes en mer par la mesure du temps

      first edition.Binding pastiche full leather speckled tan. Back with five richly decorated nerves, part of title red morocco. All red edges. Chez J. B. G. Musier à Paris 1773 in-4 (20x26,5cm) viij ; 164pp. relié

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        An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook...

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. Three volumes, quarto, with 51 engraved charts and plates (most of them folding); contemporary full marbled calf, original flat spines ornately panelled in gilt, red and green labels. A very handsome set of the first edition: this is the official account of Cook's great first voyage into the Pacific, during the course of which he discovered and charted the entire east coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales. Cook's voyage occupies the second and third volumes, while the first contains the accounts of the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret; Hawkesworth's compendium thus contains the cream of eighteenth-century English exploration in the Pacific Ocean. It was edited from Cook's journals by the professional writer John Hawkesworth.As the official narrative of the Endeavour voyage this publication has always enjoyed considerable status, though it had its critics, chiefly because of Hawkesworth's rather clumsy editing: Cook himself hated the use of the first person singular in the narrative. Horace Walpole noted waspishly in a letter (to Dr Mason: Yale edition of the Letters, vol. 28, p. 96) that 'I have almost waded through Dr Hawkesworth's three volumes of the voyages in the South Seas. The entertaining matters would not fill half a volume; and at best it is but an account of the fishermen on the coasts of 40 islands... '.This set is bound with the "Directions for Placing the Cuts and Charts", but without the "Chart of the Streight of Magellan". According to Holmes, this particular combination signifies a slightly later issue of the first edition (the work was first printed in June 1773, and again in August of the same year). The earliest issue did not contain either "Directions" or "Chart" Expertly rejointed preserving original flat spines.l.

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        A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship, the Endeavour...

      London: Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the Editor, 1773. Large quarto, with frontispiece portrait, a map and 26 plates; in a fine, full tree calf binding in period style. The first edition of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage.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. The usual offsetting from the plates, a handsome copy.

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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.

      London: 1773. Engraved map, 325 x 360 mm. The earliest charting of the coast of Queensland, commemorating one of the most memorable passages of Cook's first voyage. This map, prepared by Cook himself, details the tracks and anchorages of the Endeavour as the expedition sailed north along the coastline in 1770. Far North Queensland was a difficult passage for the Endeavour of course: the ship ran aground on a shoal near the Hope Isles and required numerous repairs at Endeavour River. The expedition's naturalists, Joseph Banks, Herman Spöring and Daniel Solander, used the delay as an opportunity to collect Australian flora for European study.Cook's chart, which was published in this form for Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage, shows the exact spot of the reef where the ship went aground, as well as "Endeavour River, where we beached the ship". The track to Cape York, including the passage through Providential Channel, is marked. The original manuscript version from which this was prepared, now in the British Library, is reproduced in Historical Records of NSW (1893, plate 6). Original folds; small repaired tear to right-hand margin without loss; in fine condition.

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        Memoires à consulter, pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (et autres pièces)

      Imprimerie de Valleyre. 4 meeting rooms and two memories of judicière case that pitted Beaumarchais Goezman the judge.details:Memory to check for Pierre Beaumarchais. Printing Valleyre. 1773. Paris.Supplement to the memory check. Printing Quillau. 1773. Paris.Addition to supplement the memory check. Printing Clousier. Paris.Attenuation Request for Sr Caron de Beaumarchais. Printing Knapen. 1773. Paris.Fourth memory to view. Printing Clousier. 1774. Paris.Arrest of the court of Parliament of 26 February 1774. At PG Simon. 1774. Paris.Bound in half vellum early twentieth. Smooth back with respect to the pen. marbled paper boards. Some notes in pen on the margins of some leaves. Foxing and a marginal wetting the right of the Addition to supplement ... Together paper more or less yellow. Imprimerie de Valleyre Paris 1773 In-4 (20x25,5cm) 42pp. ; 64pp. ; 78pp. ; (2) 28pp. ; 109pp. ; 24pp. relié

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        Manuel des marins ; ou Explication des termes de marine

      first edition.Contemporary binding in full mottled calf, back with five nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets and a room under red morocco, gilt roll on turns and headdresses, all red edges. Lower corner of the slightly broken top cover and two pages glued padding without missing the beginning of the volume, otherwise fine copy.In this book, the terms are listed in alphabetical order. The author nevertheless points out in his preface that his book is not to look like a dictionary but as a useful naval encyclopedia not only to "sea man", but also to maritime traders and policy.Jacques-Pierre Bourdé of Villehuet (1732-1789) came from a family of sailors and was at the service of the East India Company. He is the author of many other books on navigation.Nice copy pleasantly established contemporary binding. Chez Julien le Jeune Fils & chez les libraires dans différents Ports de Mer à L'Orient 1773 in-8 (12x19,5cm) (2) 271pp. 278pp. (4) 2 tomes reliés en un volume

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        Oeuvres de Molière, avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissemens et des observations sur chaque pièce, par Bret

      New edition printed on laid after that of 1773 and preceded the life of Molière and Voltaire in his eulogy by Chamfort.Binders half morocco with long grain caramel, back with five nerves set with gilded garlands adorned with black typographical motifs, golden friezes heads and tails of the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, marbled, corners very lightly bumped minor, then elegant bindings signed by Thouvenin young tail-back of the first volume.Book illustrated with two portraits of Molière frontispiece of the first volume and engravings of Moreau the Younger.Foxing. Tardieu-Denesle Paris 1821 15,5x24,5cm 6 volumes reliés

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        Voyage autour du Monde [and] Journal d'un Voyage.

      Neuchatel: de l'Imprimerie de la Société Typographique, 1772-1773. Three volumes, octavo; contemporary French tortoiseshell calf, flat spines gilt in compartments with floral decoration, double labels. The two earliest works on Tahiti brought together to form a complete work: the first French account of Cook's first voyage and the revised edition of Bougainville's narrative: a beautiful set in original French bindings. The two works in three volumes were published as a coherent set, and the three volumes here have clearly always formed a set. These are the second editions of two major books that had first appeared as separate publications in quarto size (Bougainville in French and Magra in English) just two years earlier. The two works are also significant as jointly providing one of the earliest continental sources for early knowledge of the eastern coast of Australia: the Magra text is obviously the more important in that respect, but it is often forgotten that Bougainville reached the Great Barrier Reef, and would probably have come ashore at Cooktown had the reef not prevented him.The first two volumes (Voyage autour du Monde, par la Fregate du Roi La Boudeuse, et la Flute l'Etoile, en 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769) contain the revised and augmented version of Bougainville's narrative of his circumnavigation, which had been published in its quarto format in 1771. Often considered to be the "best" edition, this second version adds a 'Discours préliminaire' on discoveries in the Pacific since Magellan which takes Cook's First Voyage (1768-71) into account.The Magra account, though the title reads "supplement", is complete in itself (Supplement au Voyage de M. De Bougainville, ou Journal d'un Voyage Autour du Monde, fait par MM. Banks & Solander, Anglois, en 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771. Traduit de l'Anglois, par M. de Freville). This is the second French edition of the earliest published account of Cook's first voyage, and was printed only a year after the first Paris edition. This French edition contains in addition to the Cook voyage narrative a French-Tahitian vocabulary, and adds an extensive 'Lettre de M. de Commerson à M. de La Lande. De l'île de Bourbon, le 18 avril 1771' about Madagascar, and a piece by "M. le B. de G." on the North West Passage (1771), as well as Condamine's "Observations" on Tahiti.As Du Rietz points out in the Kroepelien catalogue, while there were two issues of this publication, one (as here) describing itself as the supplement to Bougainville's account, there is no evident priority between the two which should rather be seen as simultaneous issues.Magra's narrative of the Endeavour voyage, published first in London in 1771, was the first of a series of so-called "surreptitious accounts" of Cook's various voyages to appear in print, published anonymously some two months after the return of Endeavour and nearly two years before Hawkesworth's official account. Fine condition.

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        Acadamie Universelle Des Jeux Contenant Les R�gles Des Jeux, avec des inftructions faciles pour apprendre a les bien jouer

      Amsterdam: Aux Penens de la Compaigne, 1773. 2 volumes in one: 384 pages with tables; 324 pages. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 4") bound in full leather with raised spine bands and gilt-lettered red morocco spine label, spine tooled in gilt and marbled page ends. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 3435) First published in 1717.This enormously popular collection of games was first published in 1717 and went through numerous editions well into the 19th century. This edition of the work on chess was augmented by Philidor. Edmond Hoyle's work on Whisk was translated from the English.Condition:Worming to front heal hinge, small chip to front heal edge, neat hand written not to front paste down. Else about very good.[removed][removed]

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        Examen de la poudre

      French Edition, rare, illustrated with 9 folding plates containing 22 figures.Binding post, ca 1830, in the marine glazed calf. Back with nerves decorated beautifully to a central angle iron and iron in each box, roulette tail and head; Geometric roulette on the nerves, which are found in interior frieze. As Exhibit green calf. Friesland framing on the boards. Golden sliced. Friction on the boards, mainly the upper flat with scratches.Very fine copy, very fresh in an unsigned master binding. Chez Marc Michel Rey à Amsterdam 1773 in-8 (12x20cm) (6) 240pp. relié

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        Orlando Furioso

      

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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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        The history of a voyage to the Malouine (or Falkland) Islands, made in 1763 and 1764, under the command of M. de Bouganville, in order to form a settlement there: and of Two Voyages to the Streights of Magellan, with an Account of the Patagonians. Translated from Dom Pernety's Historical journal, written in French. Illustrated with Copper-Plates

      Second Edition London printed for William Goldsmith, Number 24, Pater-Noster Row; and David Steel, Number 1, Union-Row, the Lower-End of the Minories, M.DCC.LXXIII. [1773] 4to: [4],xvii,[1],294pp, with 16 copper engraved charts (three folding), maps (one folding), and plates (three folding) of native inhabitants and fauna. Period-style speckled calf, spine in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt. The Ingleton Copy (Geoffrey and Nan, with their book plate on front paste down), formerly the property of Admiral Phillip P. King (with his initialed annotation on p. 273 and penciled marginalia in his hand, including a slip of notations on laid paper tipped in following p. 264. Geoffrey Ingleton was a bibliophile and amateur etcher, mainly of historical marine subjects. King, 1791-1856, was an early explorer of the Australian and Patagonian coasts.) An exemplary, wide-margined example in a handsome binding, occasional foxing, a few sporadic stains, else fresh and bright, the charts, maps and plates in fine impressions, properly folded and free of tears. Hill 1328. Sabin 6870. Palau 222526. FineSecond Edition, translated from the French and reissued from the first English edition sheets of 1771 with new title page (Sabin). Both English issues are considered superior to the French octavo editions of 1769 (Berlin) and 1770 (Paris), and include new charts and plans. After the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763 ending the Seven Years' War (French and Indian War), Louis Antoine de Bougainville set sail from the port of Saint Malo in northwestern France on the English Channel with a crew of a hundred and fifty people, one of whom, the Benedictine naturalist Antoine-Joseph Pernety, was on board to chronicle the expedition. Bougainville's intent was to establish a colony on the Falklands for the French Canadians (the "Arcadians") who had been expelled from Canada during the French and Indian War and to secure a strategic position for France near the Straits of Magellan on the sea route to the Pacific. (Because his ships and crew originated from St. Malo, Bougainville named the islands the Malouines and planted the French flag at Fort St. Louis on the eastern island in 1764.) At the time, the islands were almost unknown, and Bougainville must have been unaware that the Englishman John Strong had made the first landing in 1690, naming Falkland Sound in honor of Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount of Falkland, Treasurer of the British Navy. Pernety also described a subsequent expedition, in 1765, during which the French encountered a British squadron under John Byron, who reasserted possession of the Falklands on behalf of Britain, nearly sparking the outbreak of war between Great Britain and Spain, which claimed the archipelago as part of Spanish Patagonia. And so began the Falklands controversy. By the time Pernety's account was first published in 1769, Bougainville had dismantled the French colony during his circumnavigation of 1766-1769 in response to Spanish protests. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        CATALOGUS LIBRORUM QUI EX TYPOGRAPHIO SACRAE CONGREG DE PROPAGANDA FIDAE VARIIS LINGUIS PRODIERUNT

      1773. Romae Ex Eodem Typographio 1773 8° Pagine 55 Senza legatura come uscito dalla stamperia. Ottima e fresca copia. Raro. L'Amaduzzi (Savignano di Romagna 1740-92 Roma) fu uno stimato erudito e filologo, professore di greco alla Sapienza e al Collegio di Propaganda Fide; prese parte attiva nella lotta ai gesuiti, che culminò con la soppressione dell'ordine proprio nel 1773. Fu nominato da Clemente XIV nel 1770 soprintendente della Stamperia di Propaganda Fide. Questo catalogo elenca gli alfabeti e grammatiche in molte lingue orientali (etiope, arabo, armeno, copto, caldaico, giapponese, persiano, siricaco, tibetano oltre a greco, latino e italico), Costituzioni e epistole dei pontefici e Instructiones de Propaganda Fide.

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        CATULLI, TIBULLI, ET PROPERTII OPERA, with TITI, LUCRETII CARI, DE RERUM NATURA, LIBRI SEX...

      Birminghamiae (Birmingham), England: Johannis Baskerville (John Baskerville), 1772, 1773. 12mo. bound in uniform period tree calf with differing flower tools to the compartments of each volume, spines gilt ruled and with matching red morocco gilt labels. Page edges pale green. [2],215,[1]; [2],131,128-214; 217-276pp. 2 volumes. Bound in two volumes, with the third and fourth (final) books of 'Propertii' misbound at the rear of 'De Rerum Natura'. (Gaskell #45 & #50 respectively). The contents are complete, despite irregular pagination and the binder's error. As per Gaskell #45, this edition has the 'T' in Catulli printed in too large a font. Condition: The bindings are holding firmly and in good condition, with some general rubbing to surface and edges, the corners bumped, Catullus chipped to head and foot of spine and both with a few areas of insect action along the hinges, a further affected area at base of lower board to the aforementioned, same volume with short cracks to the heads of the hinges. Would benefit from a good polish. Textblocks are firm and contents in very good condition if lightly toned and with a few minor spots, creases or dust marking. Final page of Lucretius with neat paper repair to gutter. Period marbled endpapers....

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        Le Temple de Gnide Mis en vers

      Title within typographical border. Engraved allegorical frontis. & eight engraved plates. xxv, 64 pp. 8vo, cont. mottled calf (well rebacked), spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. London [but surely Paris]: 1773. First edition. Colardeau (1732-76) was a well-known French poet who anticipated the pre-Romantic sensibility of the 18th century. His plays and poems were controversial for their racy content. With the present work, he adapted into verse Le Temple de Gnide (1725) by Montesquieu. Colardeau's treatment was a great success and demonstrated his impressive technical ability. Amongst the works of his short-lived career, many consider this his most famous. The engraved plates are particularly attractive and mostly signed "Coiny Sc." Very good copy. Our collation is the same as a copy at the BnF. ? N.B.G., Vol. XI, col. 95.

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        La Galerie des Combinateurs, ouvrage dédié aux Actionnaires de la Loterie de l' Ecole Royale Militaire. Par M. Gräff. Avec 4 Planches gravées en Taille- douce.

      Paris, Couturier ; Merigot ; et chez l' Auteur. (P. 303 : "De l' Imprimerie de L. F. Delatour. 1772.") 1773 - Petit in- 8, (170 x 115 mm.) ; (2)- XXXII- 303- (1) pp. et 4 planches gravées ; basane jaspée fauve, dos lisse orné, roulette or sur les coupes, tranches rouges, rel. de l' ép. Texte dans un double encadrement noir. Seule édition. M.- L. Legay, (in "Les Loteries Royales dans l' Europe des Lumières") : "(Cet ouvrage est) l' un des mieux faits de tous les écrits --- sur la Loterie de l' Ecole Militaire. Il indique la manière de diriger ses mises à l' aide de 264 tableaux appuyés sur les principes les plus clairs de la probabilité la plus évidente. (Journal des Savants, 1773). La méthode de Gräff se basait sur l' opération du compas ordinaire et du compas à verge, invention de son cru ; sur une science des probabilités en plein essor --- et annonçait des traités plus complets comme celui de Parisot, en 1801, véritable traité de mathématiques : L' Art de Conjecturer à la Loterie." Meusnier de Querlon, (in Affiches, Annonces et Avis divers, 1773) : "Cet ouvrage, qui sort de l' imprimerie du Sr Delatour, quoique composé presqu' entièrement de chiffres, a je ne sais quoi de ragoûtant. Il est du moins très- proprement imprimé, d' une netteté rare & orné de cadres." Cf. également catalogue de l' expo "La Règle du Jeu", Bib. Sainte- Geneviève, en ligne. Petits accrocs à la coiffe supérieure, deux coins légèrement émoussés, autres défauts mineurs, intérieurement neuf, fort bon ex. Des bibliothèques "Jacques Ronssin, A Rouen", et Daniel Pichon, avec ex- libris. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orlando Furioso [Mad Orlando] (First Baskerville edition with extra plates)

      Birmingham: Datorchi di G. Baskerville, per P. Molini e G. Molini, 1773. 4 vols. 8vo. Original Tree calf and Morocco with raised bands and gold leaf on spine and covers, as well as all edges. Binding restored by Sasha Mosalov with imperfections showing. Pages clean. This copy with 48 engravings, 2 of which are first states before lettering. 362, [28] with 5 lines of errata; 450; 446; 446 pp. Provenance: from the collection of Charles Walker Andrews (1861-1946) an attorney in Syracuse, whose father Charles Andrews (1827-1918) was the Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. Henry Cohen, p. 31; Brunet, I, p. 488; Lowndes, I, p. 63 Description from the Princeton Univ. Library: Late in his career, John Baskerville printed an edition of Orlando Furioso for the Molini brothers, an Italian printing firm based in Paris. This beautiful four-volume set of Ariosto's 50,000 line poem is illustrated with forty-six engraving (plus a frontispiece), designed by some of the most celebrated artists of that time. A new engraving begins each new episode of the author's work and the artists appear to have been given much freedom in their designs. The twenty-one artists don't often get credit and so, here's the complete list. Frontispiece portrait is after a painting by Titian (ca. 1485/90?-1576), drawn by Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen (1720-1778) and engraved by Etienne Ficquet (1719-1794). The plates were designed by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785); Charles Nicolas Cochin II (1715-1790); Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen (1720-1778); Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805); Charles Monnet (1732-after 1808); Jean-Michel Moreau the Younger (1741-1814). The engravings were cut by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728-1815); Pierre Philippe Choffard (1730-1809); Antoine Jean Duclos (1742-1795); Emmanuel Jean de Ghendt (1738-1815); Isidore Stanislas Henri Helman (1743-?1806/9); Benott Louis Henriquez (1732-1806); Nicolas de Launay (1739-1792); Joseph de Longueil (1730-1792); Pietro Antonio Martini (1738-1797); Jean Massard (1740-1822); Jean-Michel Moreau, the Younger (1741-1814); Nicolas Ponce (1746-1831); Benoit Louis Prevost (1747-ca. 1804); and Jean-Baptiste-Blaise Simonet (1742-after 1813).

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        Elements de la Politique ou Recherche des Vrais Principes de l'Economie Sociale.

      Londres, 1773. - 6 volumes in-8. Plein veau, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale très rare. Dubuat-Nançay (1732-1787) économiste et diplomate est considéré comme disciple de Cantillon et sa conception de l'ordre naturel était proche de celle des Physiocrates. Dans ces volumes où il analyse l'organisation sociale, "se trouvent traités d'une manière neuve et originale pour le temps une foule de questions aujourd'hui résolues" (Coquelin et Guillaumet). Portrait de Raynal en frontispice. Rousseurs. Bon exemplaire en reliure de l'époque. Cf. Contant, Les Idées économiques et financières du Comte Du Buat Nançay. Coquelin et Guillaumin, I, 621. Spengler, p. 142 et s. Quérard, II, 613. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Veduta di Piazza Navona sopra le rovine dle Circo Agonale

      1773. " - PRIMO STATO DI QUATTRO - Acquaforte e bulino, 1773 circa, firmata in lastra in basso a destra. 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 in barbe di uno dei capolavori dela grafica del XVIII secolo. 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 and engraving, 1773, signed on plate at the lower right. 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 of one of the Piranesi's masterpiece. 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 108, I/IV, Focillon 733. 700 470

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        Abhandlungen [Abhandelung; Abhandelungen] der vornemsten Chirurgischen Operationen am menschlichen Cörper. Mit vielen Abbildungen der hiezu nötigen neuen Instrumenten. Erster bis dritter Band.

      Copenhagen und Leipzig, Pelt 1773 (Bd 1) und 1756-57; Band 1 in neuer Auflage, Bde 2 und 3 in EA; 3 Bde; (30) 704, (26) 684, (18) 382 S. mit 1 gest. Portrait, 3 gest. Titelvignetten, 1 gest. Vignette im Text und 21 gefaltete Kupfertafeln; Pbd d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (gering bestoßen, vereinzelt etwas braunfleckig oder papierbedingt gebräunt, Name auf Vorsatz; insgesamt gute Exemplare) Äußerst seltene komplette Ausgabe von Heuermanns Chirurgie. Der Band 1 mit etwas abweichenden Titel: \"Abhandlungen der vornemsten Chirurgischen Operationen am menschlichen Cörper mit Abzeichnungen der hiezu erforderlichen nötigen und neuen Instrumenten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Chirurgie

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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. 705 475

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        A tour through Sicily and Malta

      1773. BRYDONE Patrick. A tour through Sicily and Malta in a series of letters to William Beckford. London, printed for W.Strahan and T.Cadell, 1773. Due volumi in 8vo; cc.6n.nn.,pp.374, 1n.n. con errata; cc.4n.nn.,pp.287. Esemplare nitido. Bella legatura in bazzana coeva, dorsi a cordoni, doppio tassello con titolo e fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Rara prima edizione di quest'opera che ebbe grande diffusione tra i viaggiatori inglesi dell'epoca tanto da essere più volte ristampata ed anche tradotta in francese e tedesco. Il clima di Napoli, le isole Eolie con Lipari e Stromboli, le coste della Calabria, l'Etna, la festa di Santa Rosalia a Palermo, la pesca del pescespada, il gesticolare dei siciliani, i pistacchi, la liquerizia e la pietra saponara. Tutta la Sicilia. Di Malta l'autore descrive le industrie, le sue produzioni, il cotone, le arance e il grano. Il porto, gli edifici pubblici, la chiesa di St.John, la cospirazione degli schiavi turchi. Ed inoltre l'antica città di Melita, il corpo di polizia, i duelli, le corse di cavalli, i rapporti con la Sicilia. Pine Coffin, 770.2; Graesse I, pag.561.

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        Museum Schoepflini. Tomus Prior [all published]…I. Lapidarium…II. Marmorarium…III. Vasarium. Edited by Jeremias Jacob Oberlin

      Two fine engraved headpieces, 17 engraved plates (one folding), three woodcut plates (two folding), & some woodcuts in the text (two full-page). 5 p.l., 50, [2], [51]-90, [2], [91]-184 pp. Small 4to, a handsome northern European "mirror" binding of cont. sheep with a mottled central panel surrounded by lighter frames, sides decorated in blind, gilt fillets round sides, spine finely gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Strasbourg: J. Lorenz, 1773 [the parts are dated on the divisional titles: 1770, 1772, & 1773]. First edition of the catalogue of the antiquities and several books and manuscripts given to the Strasbourg museum by Schoepflin (1694-1771), professor of history at the city's university. He is most famous for his Vindiciae Typographicae (1760), in which he published a number of important documents on the earliest period of printing. Schoepflin formed important collections of rare stones and marbles, ancient vases, and books. This is the first volume of Oberlin's catalogue of the collections; no more were published. The final pages of the third part describe a Chinese writing instrument ("pencillos"), a book printed by the Jesuits in China, and a manuscript in Tangutani. Oberlin (1735-1806), was professor of logic at the University of Strasbourg and the author of many scholarly works. Fine and handsome copy. ? Bigmore & Wyman, II, pp. 318-23. Murray, Museums, Vol. III, p. 62.

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        With association to his early surveying career, document handwritten by George Washington with his rare full large signature!

      n.p., c. 1773. 6.5" x 4". "Autograph Document Signed ""George Washington"" in text, 1 page, 6.5"" x 4"", inlaid to 7.75"" x 10.5"". Circa 1773. Neatly titled beneath document ""Original Document (Inlaid) all in the handwriting / of / George Washington."" Mended with tape on verso at mid-horizontal fold and silked. Fine condition.Signed in full in the text! In 1751, 19-year-old George Washington surveyed a tract of land containing 445 acres for Richard Seymour who, 22 years later, does not intend to oppose the Issuing of a Patent to the Heirs of the George's late stepbrother, Major Lawrence Washington, ""for whose use & Benefit the said Land was Surveyed."" - Seymour asked George Washington to write this certification for his signature.In full, ""I do hereby certifie that I lay no claim to a Tract of Land Surveyed in my name in the Barrens of Bullskin; adjoining the Lines of Grub, Alexander and others, and containing by a Survey made by Mr George Washington for 445 Ac[re]s and that, it is not my Intention to oppose the Issuing of a Patent to the Heirs of Maj[o]r Law[renc]e Washington dec[ease]d for whose use & Benefit the said Land was Surveyed.This was written by Washington for Richard Sanford. On February 4, 1773, George Washington wrote Lord Fairfax that this tract was surveyed for Lawrence Washington in the name of Richard Sanford. From George Washington's Field Book: ""25 March 1751. For Richard Sanford. 445 acres between the South Fork of Bullskin Run and Long Marsh Run. Granted to Charles Washington, 20 October 1774."" Charles Washington (1738-1799) was George's youngest brother. When Lawrence Washington (1718-1752) died, he left his estate, Mount Vernon, to his widow Anne Fairfax Washington. When she died in 1761, his half-brother George Washington inherited the estate."

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        Plantae Selectae

      [Nuremberg] 1773 - (20 1/4 x 14 inches). 3 mezzotint portraits of Trew, G.D. Ehret and J.J. Haid, 10 engraved section titles, all heightened in red and gold, 100 hand-coloured engraved plates by Johann Jacob Haid and Johann Elias Haid after Georg Dionysius Ehret, with lettering heightened in gold. Contemporary diced russia, covers with outer decorative rule and roll-tool border, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, lettered in one, the others with symmetrical overall tooling composed from various small tools (flowers in the main), narrow gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers Provenance: Beriah Botfield (Christie's London, 30 March 1994, lot 89) One of the greatest eighteenth century botanical books, with 100 exquisite plates after paintings by Georg Dionysius Ehret. Georg Dionysius Ehret, the greatest botanical artist of the 18th century, was unrivalled in his ability to"achieve realism, majesty, ineffable colour, all in one breathtaking look." (Hunt). He was born in Heidelberg in 1710, and originally worked as a gardener, practising drawing in his spare time. His artistic abilities led him into the service of a Regensburg banker named Leskenkohl who had commissioned him to copy plates from van Rheede tot Draakestein's Hortus indicus malabaricus (1678-1693). It was during this period that Trew met Ehret. "Trew was a Nuremberg physician, anatomist, and botanist who at various times served as dean of the medical school at Nuremberg, as an Imperial Counselor, and as personal physician to the Emperor. He was made a Pfalzgraf and served as a patron of botanical (and anatomical) illustrators, filling roughly the same position in Germany as that occupied by Sir Hans Sloane in England" ( Clevland Collections p.397). 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, which with other pieces executed by local artists, should later on . constitute an appendicem to Weinmann's publication." 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 in 1748 when Johann Jacob Haid of Augsburg agreed to produce the engravings from Ehret's drawings. The first part was published in 1750, with six subsequent parts appearing before Trew's death 1769. The text to the final three parts remained unwritten and the plates to parts IX and X were still to be produced. The work was bought to a conclusion by Benedict Christian Vogel, Professor of Botany at the University of Altdorf. This copy does not include the engraved general title, or the portrait of Vogel, as issued when the decuria or part titles are present. Gerta Calmann, Georg Ehret, Flower painter Extraordinary (1977) p.97; Dunthorne 309; Great Flower Books p.78; Hunt 539; Nissen BBI 1997; Pritzel 9499; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 15.131. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Chart of New South Wales or the East Coast of New Holland, Discovered and Explored by Lieutenant J.Cook, Commander of his Majesty's Bark Endeavour, in the Year MDCCLXX.

      1773 - London: Strahan & Cadell, 1773. Coloured. 375 x 800mm. Original binding folds flattened. Important sea chart depicting Cook's discoveries on the east coast of Australia, engraved by W.Whitchurch for Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'. After observing the Transit of Venus from Tahiti, Cook's brief was to search for the 'Terra Australis Incognita'. Sailing west he accurately mapped New Zealand for the first time, then moved north, discovering the east coast of Australia. Orientated with north to the right, the chart shows Cook's route from Cape Howe north to Cape York. However, having already run aground once, 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'

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        A treatise on education.

      12mo., vii(i)256pp., wanting the front free endpaper, contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lines and a crimson morocco label. A very good copy.Publisher: Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & W. Creech. Sold, at London, by T. Cadell.Year: 1773Edition: First edition.

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        Astronomisches Handbuch darinnen alles was zur Ausübung der Astronomie unentbehrlich erfordert wird, auf das deutlichste erkläret und durch wahre Exempel und Figuren erläuteret wird. Neue Auflage, herausgegeben von Georg Friederich Kordenbusch. Dritter [UND: Vierter] Band [von insg. 4].

      Nürnberg, George Peter Monathische Buchhandlung 1773-1774; Neue Aufl.; 2 Bände in 1.; ca 24x19 cm; (8) 327 Seiten mit 3 Kupfertafeln; (4) 344 (20) Seiten mit 15 (meist gefaltete) Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung (Einband etwas leicht bestoßen, Kapitale mit kleinen Abrissen, vordere Vorsatzblätter und die ersten 5 Blätter etwas fleckig, sonst kaum fleckig; insgesamt gutes Exemplar) Der wichtige 4. Teil mit dem Zwischentitel: Von dem Gebrauche der nothwendigsten und nüzlichsten astronomischen Instrumenten und der verschiedenen Art mit denenselbigen in der praktischen Sternkunde zu beobachten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos: In a Series of Letters Addressed to the Royal Society, From the Honourable Sir W. Hamilton, K. B. F. R. S. His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Court of Naples. To which are Added, Explanatory Notes by the Author Hitherto Unpublished.

      T. Cadell, 1773. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition. iv, 179, (1). Rebacked with original spine laid down. Bound in quarter calf. Publisher's catalogue to the rear. Five plates and one fold out map, collated complete. Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) was a Scottish diplomat, antiquarian, archaeologist and vulcanologist. He served as British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples from 1764 to 1800. "Vesuvius erupted several times during Hamilton's years in Naples, especially in 1767, 1779, and 1794, and on each occasion he made careful observations. Elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1766, he submitted to the society many observations and drawings of active volcanoes, which were published in the Philosophical Transactions over the period 1767 to 1795." - ODNB Letter I - Observations on Mount Vesuvius, to the Earl of Morton 1766. Letter II - Observations on Mount Vesuvius, to the Earl of Morton 1767. Letter III - Additional information gleaned from peasants regarding the eruption, to Mathew Maty 1768, Letter IV - Account of a Journey to Mount Etna, to Mathew Maty 1769. Letter V - Remarks upon the Nature of the Soil of Naples, and its Neighbourhood, to Mathew Maty 1770. Condition: Very good. Bumped with some shelfwear. Occasional scattered foxing, most pronounced to the title page. Closed tear measuring approx 1cm to gutter of title page. Two ink stamps to the verso of the title page, page 31. Small closed tear to the map measuring approx 1cm, as well as one very small chip and some offsetting. Small pencil inscriptions to the pastedown.

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        A GRAMMAR of the IBERNO-CELTIC or IRISH LANGUAGE

      Marchbank et al, Dublin 1773 - VG book. FINE text. Modern rebind in black morocco. (8),(i),ii-li,(1)-192pp. Text block edges all stained red [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Empfehlungsschreiben einer Freimaurer-Loge aus St. Petersburg von 1778 - Handgeschriebenes Zertifikat auf Kupferstichvorlage].

      Schmuckblatt mit einem Rahmen aus gestochenen Freimaurersymbolen und handschriftlichem Empfehlungsschreiben für Andreas Schlick. Das in französischer Sprache in St. Petersburg verfasste Certifikat, vermutlich aus der Loge Urania, ist unterzeichnet von Wladimer Louquine (Meister des Stuhls), Ernst Jacob Opitz und Abraham Curtius (Kontrolleure). Außerdem bestätigt der Hamburger Kaufmann [Johann Philipp] Grooten, der 1773 nach St. Petersburg übergesiedelt war, die Richtigkeit der Angaben (Ne Varietur). Grooten gründete die Firma J. P. Grooten in St. Petersburg. - In dem Schreiben an eine unbekannte Loge bitten die Unterzeichner, Bruder Andreas Schlick (wahrscheinlich ursprünglich Makler aus Lübeck) wohlwollend zu empfangen und ihn in seiner Tempelarbeit zu unterstützen. Einige Textstellen, so auch der Name der Loge, sind als kryptische Zeichen dargestellt. Etwa mittig ist das rote Wachssiegel der Loge platziert. - Das Blatt ist angerändert, etwas fleckig und hat Faltspuren. Eine Fehlstelle an der linken unteren Blattecke (ca. 4 x 2 cm). Insgesamt sehr schönes Exemplar.[Freimaurer, Logen, Loge, Orient, Freemason, Franc-Macon, Zertificat, Loge zur Verschwiegenheit, Loge zur vollkommenen Einigkeit, Loge Apollo, Loge Harpokrates, Loge Asträä, Loge Hygea, Rosenkreuzer, Nowikow, Muse Uranie, Rosenkreuzer, Freimaurerzeichen, Freimaurersymbole, Helene Grooten, Helene Grootten, Helene Maschmeyer, Helena Maschmeyer]

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        Allgemeine Abhandlung von den Fischereyen, und Geschichte der Fische, die dadurch verschaffet werden, und die sowohl zum Unterhalte der Menschen, als zu vielen andern Arten von Gebrauche dienen, die sich auf die Künste und den Handel beziehen. Mit vielen Kupfertafeln. In dieser Uebersetzung mit Anmerkungen herausgegeben von Daniel Gottfried Schreber.

      Leipzig - Königsberg, Johann Jacob Kanter, 1773. Frontispiz + Titel + 8 n.n. + 204 + Zwischentitel + 438 + Zwischentitel + 328 S. OLd. Drei Bände in einem Band. Mit dem Frontispiz und 73 von 86 Tafeln. Vgl. Brunet II, 871. Nissen ZBI 1187. - Besitzsign. a. verso des Frontispizes (schlägt leicht durch), Gbrsp., tlw. etw. fleckig bzw. feuchtigkeitsrandig, Tafeln neu eingefaltet - Läsuren u. Einrisse an den Rändern. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Fischerei; Land- u. Forstwirtschaft

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        OEUVRES DE M. FRANKLIN, DOCTEUR ES LOIX. TRADUITES DE L'ANGLOIS SUR LA QUATRIEME EDITION., PAR M. BARBEU DUBOURG. AVEC DES ADDITIONS NOUVELLES ET DES FIGURES EN TAILLE-DOUCE.

      CHEZ QUILLAU L'AINE, LIBRAIRE; ESPRIT, LIBRAIRE DE M. LE DUC DE CHARTRES ET L'AUTEUR. 1773 - 2 TOMES EN UN VOLUME IN-4 (20 X 24 X 5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (6) + XXII + (2) + 338 ET (4) + XIII + (3) + 338 + (2) PAGES, RELIURE A LA BRADEL CARTONNAGE RECOUVERT DE PAPIER MARBRE, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN NOIR. ILLUSTRE D'UN PORTRAIT EN FRONTISPICE ET DE 12 PLANCHES REPLIEES HORS TEXTE. LE PREMIER VOLUME TRAITE DE L'ELECTRICITE, LE SECOND VOLUME DES METEORES, CHAUFFOIRS DE PENNSYLVANIE, POPULATION, INOCULATION, LUMIERE DE L'EAU DE LA MER, POLITIQUE, FROID PRODUIT PAR L'EVAPORATION, LETTRES. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA CORNEIDE POEMA EROI-COMICO DEL DOTTOR CORNOGRAFO colle annotazioni di Cornelio Tacito il Moderno

      1773. In Cornicopoli per Luca Cornigerio all'insegna del Capricorno (ma Lucca) 1773 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + occhietto + 274 + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in mezza tela. Piatti in cartone verde. Titolo calligrafato al dorso. Frontespizio figurato inciso su rame e 6 tavole calcografiche fuori testo una in principio di ciascun canto il tutto disegnato e inciso da D. Aspar. Edizione originale, stampata in forma pseudonima e con l'indicazione di stampa "per Luca Cornigerio all'insegna del Capricorno", di questo lunghissimo poema licenzioso in 71 canti in ottave di Giovanni De Gamerra incentrato sui tradimenti coniugali e i mariti sfortunati nel corso dei secoli, a cominciare da Adamo. Il poema piacque a Voltaire per "les jolis vers et la parfaite connaissance de l'antiquité et des moeurs modernes" e a Ranieri Calzabigi, che la paragonò all'"Hudibras" del Butler prediligendola ai capolavori della poesia eroicomica italiana, la "Secchia Rapita" e il "Ricciardetto". Giovanni De Gamerra (Livorno, 1743-Vicenza, 1803), avventuriero, poeta e librettista, fu in gioventù abate ma lasciò la tonaca per entrare nell'esercito austriaco come sottotenente. Poeta di corte a Vienna nel 1775 grazie all'intercessione di Metastasio, si recò nel 1786 a Napoli per un piano di riforma teatrale, ma ne fu cacciato da Ferdinando IV l'anno seguente perché sospetto di idee rivoluzionarie. Cfr: Parenti Prime edizioni italiane, p. 251. Parenti Falsi luoghi di stampa p. 62. Gay-Lemonnyer I 731. Brunet VI 14914. Melzi I p. 256.

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        Voyage en Sicile et dans la Grande Grèce, adressé par l'auteur à son ami Mr. Winckelmann

      - Chez Franç. Grasset, A Lausanne 1773, In-12 (10x17cm), XII, 370pp., relié. - French Edition. Legatura in piena pelle di pecora marrone screziato. Indietro con i nervi decorati. come Allegato all'Avana marocco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française. Reliure en pleine basane brune marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin havane. Coiffes épidermées. 2 coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire. La Grande Grèce est le nom donné par les grecs à l'espace colonisé en Sicile et en Italie du sud. En s'adressant à Winckelmann par lettre, l'auteur relate son voyage de 1767, les découvertes artistiques, historiques et archéologiques en passant par les villes de Palerme. Moreale. Trapani. Marsala. Mazzara. Campobello. Agrigente. Syracuse. Messine. Biscari. Catane. Taormina. Crotone. Tarente. Otrante. Lecce. Brindisi. Bari. Bisceglie. Canosa. Avellino. L'ensemble n'est pas dépourvu d'anecdotes, notamment sur la tarentelle et les morsures de la tarentule... Le voyage est suivi d'un Mémoire sur le royaume de Sicile par le Comte de ZInzindorf, qui est une description politique et géographique de l'île de la Sicile, avec un voyage sur l'Etna.  

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        4 Bände. Das neu eröfnete Münzcabinet, darinnen merkwürdige und viele bishero noch nirgends mitgetheilte Gold- und Silbermünzen zu finden, die richtig in Kupfer abgebildet, beschrieben und erläutert werden.

      Nürnberg, Bauers. 1761-1773. - Mit 4 (wdh.) Frontispizen, 4 (wdh.) Titelvignetten, 40 Textholzschnitten, 180 Kupfern auf 96 (teils aufklappbaren) Tafeln. 376, 342, 340, 234 Seiten. 21,5 x 17 cm, Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Lederecken, Farbschnitt. Einzige Ausgabe, mehr nicht erschienen. Schön gebundenes vollständiges Exemplar. Kaum gebräunt, überwiegend sauber erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité de Composition Musicale Fait par le Célébre. Traduit en francais par le Sr. Pietro Denis.

      Gr.8. 2 Bll., 272 gestochene Seiten. Grüner Pappband der Zeit Schöner Druck der erstmals 1773 erschienenen französischen Übersetzung des "Gradus ad Parnassum", einem Lehrbuch über die Grundlagen des Kontrapunkts. - Einband bestoßen, Rücken lädiert. Gelenke schwach. Etwas stockfleckig. Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Jacques Simon Herz (1794-1880), Komponist und Klavierlehrer in Paris, Bruder des gefeierten Klaviervirtuosen Henri Herz.

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        Stowe: A Description of the Magnificent House and Gardens of the Right Honourable Richard Grenville Temple, Earl Temple, Viscount and Baron Cobham... New Edition, with All the Alterations and Improvements that Have Been Made Therein, to the Present Time. With the Description of the Inside of the House.

      London: Printed for J. and F. Rivington. 1773. Hardcover. 44pp. Recent beatiful dark brown panelled calf with lighter brown calf inlays and blind decorations on the sides, spine with five raised bands, gold decorations, and red calf labels lettered in gold. The binding is signed by Starr Bookworks. Two large foldout plans, double-spread foldout plate, and eighteen plates with engravings of views and plans. Old repair to one of the foldouts. A near fine copy. ; Octavo .

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        Contes moraux et nouvelles idylles de D.. et Sal. Gessner.

      s.e, 1773. In 16, pp. 230. Rilegat. modesta m. pergamena, tassello e oro. Al frontespizio vignetta xilografica raffigurante scena agreste con putto assiso sotto una pianta con flauto e circondato da cani e capre firmata Chovin Se. Testatine e frontalini. Contiene di Diderot: Les deux amis de Bourbonne e Entretien d'un père et de ses enfants; di Gessner: gli Idilli. Cop. modesta con abrasioni ai bordi e cerniere sup. del dorso staccate.

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        De iure belli ac pacis libri tres. Cum adnotationibus selectis J.F.Gronovii & auct. J.Barbeyracii. Acc. H.Grotii dissertatio de mari libero et libellus de aequitate, indulgentia & facilitate. Edidit atque praefatus est Meinardus Tydeman. Mit gestochenem Porträt und gestochenem Titel.

      Utrecht, Schoonhoven 1773 - XLII S., 3 Bl., XXXVII, 1034, 43 S., 16 Bl. Pergamentband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Deckelfileten mit Eckfleurons, goldgeprägten (etwas oxydierten) Wappensupralibros (leicht fleckig, 3 Schließbänder fehlen). - Erste von M. Tydemann edierte Ausgabe. – Ter Meulen-D 611. – „Aufbauend auf seinem unveröffentlichten ersten Werk, legte Grotius auch die Grundlagen für das Völkerrecht in seinem Buch De jure belli ac pacis („Über das Recht des Krieges und des Friedens“). Das 1625 in Paris erschienene Buch gilt als Grotius’ Meisterwerk, das im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert zahlreiche Auflagen erfuhr. Hugo Grotius beschreibt darin zum einen das Recht, welches in Kriegs- und in Friedenszeiten zwischen den Völkern zu gelten habe, zum anderen geht er aber noch viel weiter und zeigt „das Recht der ganzen Menschheit, d. h. alle Rechtsverhältnisse – auch zwischen Einzelpersonen – innerhalb der magna generis humani societas“ auf, so dass das Werk als Abhandlung zum Naturrecht zu klassifizieren ist. / / Vgl. Wikipedia.- Drucktitel mit Namenseintrag, nur teilweise leicht gebräunt. Gutes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opera omnia cum delectu commentariorum, in usum serenissimi delphini. Tomus undecimus, qui epist. ad famil. primus. Tomus duodecimus, qui epist. ad famil. secundus. Tomus tertius decimus, qui epist. ad Atticum primus. Tomus quartus decimus qui epist. ad Atic. &cc. Secundus.

      ex Typographia Seminarii apud Joannem Manfrè, 1773. In 8 p., pp. 355, 367, LXXII+465, 521. Rilegat. coeva t. pergamena, titoli in oro impressi al dorso. Marca tipografica sul frontespizio, Fenice che sorge dalle fiamme, sole alto al centro. Motto 'Post fata resurgo'. Tagli marmorizzati. Capilettera e finalini. Mende e segni del tempo alle copp. Segno a penna sul foglio di guardi del piatto ant. del vol. XIV°. Rarissime e lievi fiorit. alle prime e alle ultime carte. Interno fresco.

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        Grundriss der Geschichte Gmeiner Drey Bündten Mit patriotischer Freiheit und Unparteiligkeit entworfen.

      Ohne Ort, ohne Verlag, 1773; 1774. Erster und Zweiter Band. Titel, 2 nn.S., 254 S., Titel, 6 nn.Bl. (Inhaltsverzeichnis des 1ten und 2ten Bandes), 270 S., 2 kleine Schlußvignetten Halbledereinband, umlaufender Rotschnitt, ca. 17,7 x 11,2 cm. Einband stark berieben und bestoßen, stellenweise beschabt. Fliegender Vorsatz vorne fehlt, Buchdeckel gelockert, Innenfälze angebrochen. Buchblock zwischen 1ten und 2ten Band angebrochen. Innen gut und sauber erhalten. Seltene vollständige Ausgabe. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Schweiz, Bündtner Land, Helvetia

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        Voyage fait par Ordre du Roi en 1768 et 1769, à différentes Parties du Monde, Pour éprouver en mer les Horloges Marines inventées par M. Ferdinand Berthoud. Première partie, Contenant 1. Le Journal des Horloges Marines, ou la suite de quatorze vérifications servant à apprécier la régularité de ces machines sous différens points de vue, relativement aux divers usages auxquels on peut les employer. 2. Le Journal de la Navigation, dans lequel sont exposés tous les secours que les Horloges ont fournis pour assurer la Navigation & perfectionner la Géographie : d'où suit un examen critique de plusieurs Cartes publiées au Dépôt des plans & journaux de la Marine ; avec une Carte générale de l'Océan Occidental, & des Cartes particulières des îles Canaries, du Cap-vert & des Acores, dresses sur de nouvelles observations. Seconde Partie, contenant Le recueil des Observations Astronomiques.... 2. Un Appendice... instructions sur la maniere d'employer les Horloges Marines....

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1773. 4to. 2 nice contemp. full mottled calf. 5 raised bands. Richly gilt spines, tome-and titlelabels with gilt lettering. Neath repairs to top of spines. Stamps on title-pages. Corners a bit bumped. (4),LXXIX,803;(4),622 pp., 5 folded engraved maps, 1 engraved plate and 5 folded tables. Light browning to a few quires. Lower right corners on the last 3 leaves in volume 1 with a mild foxing. First edition. Fleurieu took part in a one-year sea campaign to test Berthoud's first marine chronometer, in an attempt to beat Britain in the race to find a reliable way to calculate longitude. The chronometers he thus refined with Ferdinand Berthoud for their later experiments were the object of major struggles with the king's horologer, Pierre Le Roy. Finally Claret de Fleurieu and Berthoud were entrusted with the task, setting out on the testing expedition from autumn 1768 to 11 October 1769 on the frigate Isis under Fleurieu's command. The chronometers almost invariably indicated the hour as accurately after the ship had left port, as if they were still on land. Knowing the actual local time at each present location by astronomy, they could easily determine the ship's exact position and longitude on a chart. The results of their observations was published in 1773 under the title Voyage fait par ordre du roi, pour éprouver les horloges marines ("Voyage made by order of the king, to test marine chronometers").Sabin, 24750.

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