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        The history of Ireland from the invasion of Henry II. With a preliminary discourse on the antient state of that kingdom.

      T. Longman, and G. Robinson, and J. Johnson, London 1773 - First edition, 3 volumes, 4to, early full tree calf neatly rebacked, old morocco labels and numbering pieces preserved; a very good, sound set. With the signature on the title pages of volumes I and II of Joshua Reynolds, the premiere portraitist of the eighteenth century. Covering the period from the invasion of Henry II in the 12th century to the capitulation of Limerick in 1691, Leland's history "is written with judgment and care, and just discrimination" (Kent, as quoted in Allibone, 1083). Armorial bookplates in volumes I and II of the Marquis of Thomond and Henry Labouchere, Baron Taunton, 1798-1869. Though still a good- margined copy, this has been trimmed, just touching Reynolds' signature in volume 1, and cropping the top of the signature in volume 2. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The history of Ireland from the invasion of Henry II With a preliminary discourse on the antient state of that kingdom

      London: "T. Longman, and G. Robinson, and J. Johnson". 1773. "First edition, 3 volumes, 4to, early full tree calf neatly rebacked, old morocco labels and numbering pieces preserved; a very good, sound set. With the signature on the title pages of volumes I and II of Joshua Reynolds, the premiere portraitist of the eighteenth century. Covering the period from the invasion of Henry II in the 12th century to the capitulation of Limerick in 1691, Leland's history ""is written with judgment and care, and just discrimination"" (Kent, as quoted in Allibone, 1083). Armorial bookplates in volumes I and II of the Marquis of Thomond and Henry Labouchere, Baron Taunton, 1798-1869. Though still a good- margined copy, this has been trimmed, just touching Reynolds' signature in volume 1, and cropping the top of the signature in volume 2."

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        Dictionnaire de Physique.

      Nismes: Gaude, 1773 - 3 volumes in-8; seconde édition, "revue et corrigée sur l'édition en trois volumes in quarto". xl, 604p.; iv, 632p.; 637p., [3p. privilège]; 12 planches gravées dépliantes. Reliure d'époque en veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné avec pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert, plats encadrés d'un triple filet doré, gardes et tranches marbrées. Accroc à la coiffe supérieure du second volume, autrement bel exemplaire frais, bien relié. Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage estimé d'abord publié en 1761 et qui connut de nombreuses éditions. Il présente un panorama assez complet des connaissances physiques du temps: mécanique, hydrostatique, optique, gnomonique, systèmes de Descartes et de Newton, physique céleste, physique du globe et atmosphérique; ainsi qu'une partie historique et biographique. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine

      Lorient: Julien le Jeune Fils, 1773. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. 2 volumes in one in full contemporary sheep, boards worn at the edges, the front board heavily along the leading edge, a little bowed. Binding sound, endpapers soiled, scattered light foxing but otherwise very clean internally. The second volume bound with the half and the full title pages. 271pp; 278pp with errata and privilege leaf at rear. A standard reference and influential in both France and Britain (where French signaling was being adapted for British use). Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Ships & the Sea; Reference. Inventory No: 045075.

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        Descriptions of some of the Utensils in Husbandry, Rolling Carriages, Cart Rollers, and divided rollers for land or gardens, mills, weighing engines, &c. &c. Made and sold by James Sharp, No 15, Leadenhall-Street, London; which may be seen at his manufactory, No 133, Tooley-Street, Southwark.

      Second edition (?), and a rare survival of an eighteenth century trade catalogue for a manufacturer of carts, agricultural machines and garden rollers. The plates show mostly agricultural machines, especially ploughs and hand-mills, but also garden rollers, a cart-roller, and carts (this plate is dated 1773). It includes a horse-hoe very similar to Tull’s original design, and a winnowing machine very similar to those still in use in the twentieth century. Apart from these products, Sharp also made weighing machines, anchors, trucks, and many smaller items such as axles and shafts.Agriculture, which was easily the largest source of employment in the eighteenth century, required advances in its technology in order to progress, and it was largely due to a lack of suitable machinery that Jethro Tull’s methods were slow to gain acceptance. This catalogue, probably among the first of its kind, shows some of the machinery and equipment that was available at the time.COPAC lists only two editions; another edition with only 28 pages and 16 plates, and with the imprint “Sold by Benjamin White...and Edward and Charles Dilly... ”, appeared in about 1777.Oblong 4to, 34 unnumbered pages and 19 engraved plates. Including the first leaf (printed title), and last leaf (docket title), woodcut on p. (29) of a “Common Stage”. Contemporary half calf (ends of spine and two corners a little worn), a beautifully preserved copy with original stab-holes visible in inner margin of some leaves, and a vertical crease down the centre (as intended, so as to show the docket title on the verso of the last leaf when folded). Contemporary armorial bookplate of Christopher Jeaffreson of Dullingham (Cambridgeshire).

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        The Kentish Cricketers: A Poem.

      none - Manuscript fair copy of Burnby's 1773 poem written in reponse to fellow clergyman John Duncombe's 'Surrey Triumphant' of the same year. Late Nineteenth century. 4to. 22pp. plus blanks. Internally bright and clean, very occasional very light foxing in parts, not affecting text. Bound in full gilt embossed decorative black leather Marbled endpapers. Spine rebacked. Very small previous owner's initial to half-title, front hinge cracked. Overall very good and a beautiful object.

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        Latinae atque adeo etiam graecae linguae dictionarium: A multis doctissimis uiris ex probatissimis quibusque autoribus auctum et perfectum ita,... Onomasticon propriorum nominum, virorum, mulierum, sectarum, popularum, idolorum, syderum, ventorum,...Nunc primum ex aliorum doctorum dictionariis partim a Conrado Gesnero Tigurino, partim ab eius amicis congestum. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Basel, (H. Curio für H. Petri 1550). 4°. 740 nn.Bll., mit Holzschn.-Druckermarke am letzten Bl., Prgt. d. 17. Jhdts. mit hs. Rtit.

      . . VD16 C 247 u. G 1773 - vgl. Adams C 206 (Ausg. 1546) - Zaunmüller 304.- Berühmtes Wörterbuch (erstmals 1502 erschienen) des italienischen Humanisten Ambrogio Calepino (* 1440 ? in Bergamo; Ende 1509 / Anfang 1510 ebenda), hier um die griechische Sprache erweitert. Der zweite Teil, mit eigenem Titelblatt enthält Conrad Gesners Namenlexikon "Onomasticon".- "Außerordentlich beliebt, in zahlreichen Neubearbeitungen unter verschiedenen Titeln... erweitert. Name des Autors lebt noch heute in mehreren Sprachen im Sinne von Wörterbuch fort" (Zaunmüller).- Zusätzlich eingeb. als Frontispiz ein allegor. Kupferstich d. 17. Jhdts auf Erzherzog Sigismund Franz von Tirol "Sigismundo Franc. A(rchiduci) A(ustria) genius munificentiae. Novit cui semina credat".- Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk u. kl. Wasserrand, nur gering braun- od. wasserfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben u. fleckig, insges. gutes Exemplar.# Rare Latin, Greek edition of the famous dictionary, bound in 17th century vellum, good copy.

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        COLECCION DE LOS REALES DECRETOS, INSTRUCCIONES, Y ORDENES DE S. M. PARA EL ESTABLECIMIENTO DE LA CONTADURIA GENERAL DE PROPIOS, Y ARBITRIOS.

      Imp. Andrés Ortega. S.l. (Madrid), 1773 - . 29,5 cm. [8], 154 pág. (sign. [calderón]2-2[calderón]2, A-Z2, 2A-2P2, 2Q1.) Escudo real xilográfico en la portada. Enc. en pergamino reciente, lomera rotulada, cierres. * Incluye Reales Órdenes, Formularios, Reales Decretos, etc. desde 1760, año de institución de la Contaduría General, que era el organismo que centralizaba la vida económica de los municipios en el Consejo de Castilla. La reunión de documentos en forma de colección es una muestra más de la voluntad de normalización contable que pretendía establecerse para todos los pueblos de España. Con ello se va fraguando, según Fernando Rubín Córdoba, profesor de la Universidad de Sevilla que ha estudiado a fondo la institución, "un proceso de fuerte centralización de la fiscalidad y economía de todo el territorio nacional." CCPB 66530-4. contaduria de propios y arbitrios, fiscalidad, economía, siglo XVIII Història de la economia Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORLANDO FURIOSO. Birmingham, Da' Torchj di G.Baskerville, Per P. Molini Librajo dell'Accadermia Reale, e G.Molini, 1773.

      Opera completa in quattro volumi. Presentazione di Pietro Molini. Cm.25,4x15,4. Pg.LVIII, 364; 452; 448; 448, (28). Coperte in cartone rigido marmorizzato su tonalità violacee, con minime spellature. Tasselli in pelle con titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi. Esemplari intonsi, in barbe. Fioriture diffuse, e piccole bruniture alla parte superiore delle ultime carte del quarto volume. L'Opera è adorma di 46 nitide incisione su rame, realizzate da valenti artisti quali F. Bartolozzi, N. De Launay, De Longueil, B.L. Prevost, B.L. Henriquez, Massard, J.B. Simonet, N. Ponce, G. Duclos, P.A. Martini, P. Choffard e Helman su bozzetti di J.B. Cipriani, J.M. Moreau le Jeune, C. Eisen, E. De Ghendt, C.N. Cochin filius, C. Monnet e F.B. Grueze. All'antiporta del primo volume ritrato dell'Ariosto tratto da un quadro di Tiziano vecellio, inciso da Fiquet su disegno di Eisen. In fine al quarto volume elenco con i "Nomi dei Signori Associati" londinesi. Ogni carta, escluse le tavole. inquadrata in filetti color rosso. Una delle più celebrate edizioni settecentesche del poema ariostesco.

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        The Present State of Music in Germany, The Netherlands, and United Provinces. Or, The Journal of a Tour through those Countries, undertaken to collect Materials for A General History of Music. In Two volumes.

      Printed for T. Becket and Co. J. Robson. and G. Robinson, London 1773 - First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett I p. 48. Cortot p. 41. Hirsch I Anhang 13. RISM BVI p. 192. Burney's writings on music are legendary; his "Tours and the General History of Music remain wellsprings of observation and insight into 18th-century musical life and practice." Kerry S. Grant in Grove onlineHis History of Music, which remains of considerable importance today, was the first to be written in the English language. Although but a music teacher with no University degree, Burney moved in the circles of Samuel Johnson, Garrick and Joshua Reynolds. Upon coming to London, Haydn, with whom Burney had had some correspondence, made a point of first calling on Burney. Octavo. Newly bound in marbled boards with printed paper title labels to spines. Volume I: 1f. (title), [iii]-viii, 376 pp.; Volume II: 1f. (title), [v]-vi, [i] (blank), [i] ("Proposals for Printing by Subscription, A General History of Music" dated London, April 20th, 1773), [i] ("Errata to Vol. I. Vol. II"), 352 pp. With indices to both volumes. Early signature of "John Dixon" to both titles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present majesty for making discoveries in the Southern hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks.

      London, W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773.3 volumes. 4to. Later half brown morocco, spines gilt. With 32 (of 52) maps, charts and plates, mostly folding.* First edition. - Contains the official account of Cook's first voyage (1769-1771), edited from his journals by Hawkesworth. The preceding section contains the official accounts of the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret. Hawkesworth's compendium actually contains the cream of English exploring voyages of the mid-18th century. 'Hawkesworth was expected to add polish to the rough narratives of sea men, and to present the accounts in a style befitting the status of the voyages as official government expeditions, intended to embellish England's prestige as a maritime power' (Hill p.277). - (Age-browned). Beddie 649; Sabin 30934 'an indispensable part of a series of Cook's voyages'; Hill 782, PMM 223.

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        The Lady's Assistant for Regulating and Supplying her Table

      London: J. Walter, 1773. First Edition. Hardcover (rebound in leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in red calf, added endpapers on old paper. Small tear and stain to title, browning to last few pages, two pages in the middle with marginal paper repairs, old library stamp to the first page of the introduction - bright, clean copy overall. iv, 408, (9)pp. Cagle, 861, Vicaire 572, Bitting (1778 ed.) The early editions are all scarce - a mix of indigenous British food and adapted French recipes. Mason mostly succeeds in striking a nice balance. Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000163.

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        Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society / by John Millar

      London : Printed for J. Murray, 1773, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Second EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages; Physical description; [4],xxii,312p. With a half-title. Contents; Of the rank and condition of women in different ages--Of the jurisdiction and authority of a father over his children--Of the authority of a chief over the members of a tribe or village -- Of the power of a sovereign over an extensive society--Of the authority of a master over his servants. Subjects; Sociology - Early works to 1800. Social classes. Women - Social conditions. Patriarchy. Tribal government. Monarchy. Related item referenced by: References: Higgs, H. Bibl. of economics : 5330n. Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, no. 10953.

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        Dominus ac Redemptor [bound with:] Gravissimis ex causis

      Romae: ex Typographia Rev. Cam Apostolicae, 1773 - A fundamentally important text in the history of the Catholic Church and its long and contentious history with the Society of Jesuits - expelled in this decree by Clement XIV - whose arms are beautifully embroidered on the covers (PAPAL BULL) First edition (?) of the first title (one of four editions in 1773). 2 works bound in one vols., 4to. Extra-illustrated with engraved frontipiece portrait of Clement XIV by Alexius Giardoni. A-C4 D2; xxvii, [i]. *2; iv pp. Text in Latin with facing Italian translation; two columns. Text of both works (22.5 cm.) inlaid to larger sheets. Remboitage of contemporary pink satin over pasteboards, embroidered with gold thread to a design of interlacing ribbons and leafy curls, in the center the arms of Pope Clement XIV on a blue ground. First four leaves of first work slightly dampstained. Preserved in a cloth box. OCLC: 746303288; 311452482; 34770313; 22239891 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Onomatologia forestalis-piscatorio-venatoria oder vollständiges Forst-, Fisch- und Jagd-Lexicon, in welchem alle bey dem Forst-, Fisch- und Jagdwesen vorkommende Kunstwörter erkläret; der Verhalt und Kenntniß der Holzungen, sammt der Art sie im besten Stande zu erhalten angewiesen; die Eigenschaften, Gebrauch und Fortpflanzung der verschiedenen Holzarten; ferner die Natur und Eigenschaften der wilden Thiere, der Vögel und des Federwildprets ... endlich auch der Raub-, Strom- und Teich-Fische mitgetheilet werden: Nach alphabetischer Ordnung zu allgemeinem Gebrauch deutlich und ausführlich abgehandelt.... Bände 2 und 3 (von 3) und Supplementband.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig, 1773 (Bde. 2 und 3), und Stuttgart, Mezler, 1780.. 8°. 24 Bl., 990 Sp.; 12 nn.Bll., 1063 Sp., 1 Bl.; 8 nn.Bll., 1020 Sp. Mit 7 gest. Abb. auf 4 gef. Tafeln (in Bd. 2). Unbeschnittene Pappbde. d.Z. mit handgeschr. Rückentitel (Ecken bestossen, 1 Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle, etwas fleckig)., fester Einband. Einzige Ausgabe dieses umfassenden Lexikons zu allen Bereichen der Jagd, des Fischfangs und der Forstwirtschaft. Herausgegeben vom deutschen Ökonomen Christoph Otto (1725-98), der auch eine Onomatologia oeconomica practica verfaßt hatte. Teil 2: H-O. Nebst einer Vorrede enthaltend Cameralische Gedanken von Waldungen und der Jagd. - Teil 3: P-Z. Nebst einer Vorrede von Abgabe der Gerechtigkeitshölzer. - Supplementband von Johann Friedrich Stahl: Vorträge und Verbesserungen..... Durchgehend papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, stellenweise leicht fleckig, einige Bll. mit Feuchtigkeitsspur. Es fehlt Band 1. - Lindner 11.1565.01, Schwerdt II, 55. Knorring 903. Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Shakespeare

      Bell and Etherington 1773 - SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. Bell's edition of Shakespeare's plays, as they are now performed at the theatres Royal in London; regulated from the prompt books of each houseÉ printed for John Bell É and C. Etherington at York, London, 1773. 9 volumes, 12mo, each volume with an engraved title-p., each play with a separately printed title-p. and an engraved frontispiece, portraits of Shakespeare and Garrick in vol. 1, vol. 9 contains a Life of Shakespeare and the poems; contemporary and almost certainly original calf-backed marbled boards, [Book Details] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Het Boek Der Psalmen, Nevens De Gezangen Bij De Hervormde Kerk Van Nederland in Gebruik; Door Last Van De Hoog Mogende Staaten Generaal Der Vereenigde Nederlanden Uit Drie Berijmingen (Van J. E. Voet, Van T Genootschap Laus Dei Salus ... (Truncated)

      [Amsterdam], 'S Graavenhaage : Bij Hendrick Christoffel Gutteling, 1773, Hardback, First EditionFull Book Title: Het Boek Der Psalmen, Nevens De Gezangen Bij De Hervormde Kerk Van Nederland in Gebruik; Door Last Van De Hoog Mogende Staaten Generaal Der Vereenigde Nederlanden Uit Drie Berijmingen (Van J. E. Voet, Van T Genootschap Laus Dei Salus Populo, Van H. GhyseScattere, marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 438 pages; Physical desc. : pp. 3. 438. 8º. Subjects; Bible. Psalms. Dutch. Metrical Versions. States General Version.

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        Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine

      Julien le Jeune Fils, Lorient 1773 - 2 volumes in one in full contemporary sheep, boards worn at the edges, the front board heavily along the leading edge, a little bowed. Binding sound, endpapers soiled, scattered light foxing but otherwise very clean internally. The second volume bound with the half and the full title pages. 271pp; 278pp with errata and privilege leaf at rear. A standard reference and influential in both France and Britain (where French signaling was being adapted for British use). Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Ships & the Sea; Reference. Inventory No: 045075. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICAL PART OF CLOCK AND WATCH WORK. IN TWO PARTS

      London, T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1773.. Containing all the arithmetic and geometry necesssary, with their particular application in the said branches. A work very useful for the Working Mechanic or Gentlemen Mechanically Inclined. FIRST EDITION 1773, bound in 2 volumes, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 18 folding engraved plates, half-title present, pages: (2), xvi, 174; 175-400, pages 311/12 and 313/314 misplaced out of order, bound in modern light brown half morocco over dark green cloth sides, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered black morocco labels, new endpapers. Both volumes competely interleaved with unused blanks (1 leaf of text then 1 blank leaf, the blanks are early paper not modern), ink stamp of Reece D. Allan (clock and watch repairer of Croydon) on half-title of Volume I and the front endpaper of Volume II, ink inscription of Harry Tulloch (watchmaker) of Dundee on verso, and on lower margin of page 175 in Volume II, occasional slight foxing, upper margins slightly trimmed, no loss of print, some plates slightly trimmed in top margin just shaving the page number on 6 of them, a few plates very slightly browned. A very good set. See G. H. Baillie Clocks and Watches page 294; The Clockmakers' Library Compiled by Bromley, page 29, number 421. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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. Von Herrn Duhamel du Monceau und Herrn de la Marre.

      Kanter, Leipzig und Königsberg, 1773 - 3 Tle. in 3 Bdn. Leipzig und Königsberg, Kanter 1773. 25,5 x 20 cm. [7] Bl., S. 3-204; 438; 328 Seiten. Mit Kupferstich-Frontispiz und insgesamt 86 meist mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, Bd. 1 kleiner Gelenkeinriß, Kapital von Bd. 3 mit kl. Restaurierung. Text teilweise stockfleckig und etwas gebräunt, Tafeln meist sauber. Nissen, ZBI 1187 und Fischbücher 53. Westwood/Satchell, Bibliotheca piscatoria 82. Deutsche Übersetzung von "Traité general des pêches et histoire des poissons qu'elles fournissent". Bedeutendes Werk über die gesamte Fischwirtschaft des 18. Jhdts., erstmals 1772 ff. als Bd. 11-13 der Reihe "Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke" erschienen. "One of the finest works on fishing and the fisheries" (W.-S.). Die Kupfer zeigen die versch. Fischfangarten, Verarbeitung, Ausrüstung und Zubehör, Netze, Schiffe u.v.a. Die dekorativen Einbände in klassizistischem Stil jeweils am Fuß mit goldgeprägter Jahreszahl 1773. Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, Bd. 1 kleiner Gelenkeinriß, Kapital von Bd. 3 mit kl. Restaurierung. Text teilweise stockfleckig und etwas gebräunt, Tafeln meist sauber. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit zwei farbigen Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. In Three Volumes

      Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, 1773, Birmingham - Three volumes. Pp. [2], iv, [2], 364; 443; [4], 410, [48] index. Contents leaf misbound in volume 1. Copper-engraved frontis portrait, title page vignettes, and chapter head vignettes by Simon Gribelin. Finely bound by Bayntun of Bath in three-quarter crimson morocco over marbled boards, spine elegantly gilt in compartments with central floral ornaments, titled direct in gilt, citron edges. Bindings show only slight edgewear, lacking original blanks, and errata leaf in vol. 3, fly leaves darkened, earlier armorial bookplates and another more recent; overall, a splendidly bound, remarkably clean, crisp set. The First Baskerville Edition of one of the great English philosophical works of the 18th century. First published in 1711, Shaftesbury's Characteristics is a collection of previously published essays, including "An Inquiry Concerning Virtue or Merit" (1699), "A Letter Concerning Enthusiasm" (1708), "Sensis Communis, An essay on the Freedom of Wit and Humour" (1709), "The Moralists, A Philosophical Rhapsody" (1709), and "Soliloquy, or Advice to an Author" (1710). These writings embody the author's principal ethical and aesthetic theories, presented in an elegant and refined, though entirely unsystematic fashion. In these essays, Shaftesbury argues for freedom of thought, toleration, and an enlightened view of religion. He even suggests the use of humour as an antidote to dogmatism, arguing that there is no better test of religious truth than its ability to withstand ridicule. On the subject of ethics, Shaftesbury insists that morality exists independently of religion, and - against Hobbes - that man is naturally virtuous (which is not to say that all men are actually virtuous). Here he also parts company with his childhood mentor John Locke, viewing Locke's attack on innate ideas as undermining man's essential virtue. He describes man's natural love of virtue as his "moral sense", a term which is taken up by his philosophical heirs, Francis Hutcheson and David Hume. Shaftesbury's ideas, which owed much to the 'Cambridge Platonists', achieved widespread acceptance by his contemporaries, especially the English deists, and greatly influenced such Continental thinkers as Leibnitz, Lessing, Voltaire, and Diderot. Gaskell 49. Rothschild 1831. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORLANDO FURIOSO

      Birmingham, dai torchi di G. Baskerville, 1773. In-8 p., 4 voll., p. pelle coeva (restauri ai dorsi), cornici dorate ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con ricca decoraz. dorata e tit. oro su due tasselli, dentelles dorate ai risg., tagli dorati, pp. (16),4,LVIII,272; (2),450; (2),446; (2),446. Introduce l'opera una "vita" del poeta scritta da Andrea Barotti, con bel ritratto dell'Ariosto (ripreso da Eisen da un quadro di Tiziano) inciso da Fiquet. Questa celebre edizione e' illustrata da 46 bellissime tavv. realizzate da famosi artisti dell'epoca. Sono disegnate da: Cipriani, Cochin, Eisen, Greuze, Monnet e Moreau ed inc. in rame da: Bartolozzi, Choffard, Duclos, de Ghendt, Martini, Massard e altri. "Se per bellezza di stampa e per merito d'intagli va riguardata questa ediz. come una delle migliori produzioni della tipografia, e' stata eziandio dal Morali trovata una delle migliori per bonta' del testo" come cita il Gamba,62. Cfr. anche Cicognara,1080: "Pietro Molini Libraro fiorentino assunse l'incarico di far stampare questo Poema da Giovanni Baskerville, ed ebbe il merito di farlo condecorare da belliss. tavole al principio d'ognuno de' 46 Canti delle quali dieci sono del bulino insigne di Bartolozzi?" - Brunet,I,438 - Cohen,95 - Graesse,I,199. Con arross. più o meno pesanti, per lo più marginali, ma complessivam. buon esemplare. .

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        VIDA Y MUERTE DE SAN ELOY, OBISTPO DE NOYONS, ABOGADO Y PATRON DE LOS PLATEROS.

      Imp. Antonio Pérez de Soto., Madrid. 1773 - Cubierta deslucida. Enc. Tela. LIBRO EN ESPANOL [Attributes: 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.

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon-Press, 1773 - First Edition, 3 Vols, 8vo, pp. (8), xvii, (1), 317, (3); (2), 352; (4), 377, (1), 3 woodcut plates. Recent full crimson morocco in retrospective style with gilt extra backs in six compartments, gilt titled blue leather lettering pieces in the second & third, gilt date at foot, upper sides with gilt roll tooled borders, all edges yellow, Cockerell marbled endpapers. Fine set in attractive bindings in excellent condition. Sheets fresh & clean & not foxed with slight age toning. Some turn-in offset to borders of blanks of little matter. Old small red stamp (1/8” x ¾”) “W.B. Chorley” at upper right corner of titles. H6048 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NACHRICHTEN VON DER AMERIKANISCHEN HALBINSEL CALIFORNIEN: MIT EINEM ZWEYFACHEN ANHANG FALSCHER NACHRICHTEN.

      Mannheim: Churfurstl. Hof-und Academie-Buchdruckerey, 1773. - [16],358pp. plus two engraved plates and folding map. Contemporary black half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities lightly worn, small paper label at foot of spine. Small ink stamp on titlepage and verso of map. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. Second issue with some corrections, after the first printing of the previous year, of this rare account of Lower California by the German Jesuit, Jacob Baegert. Baegert lived in Baja California for a period of seventeen years (1751-68) and spent most of his time at the Mission of San Luis Gonzaga, leaving after the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. He provides some important details on the culture of the Indians of Baja California, including the Pericues, Guiacuras, and Cochiemes. Wagner states that the German Jesuits were especially dissatisfied toward the end of the Jesuit regime in California, and Baegert's bitterness is evident in his book: ".it was a land full of ferocious beasts and even more ferocious Indians, the soil was poor, the water undrinkable and there was no fuel to be had." The fine and important map was made by the fellow Jesuit, Ferdinand Consak, and is described by Streeter as "most helpful in giving the location of the many Jesuit missions in Lower California. It also shows the route along the west coast of Mexico followed by Baegert in going to California in 1751 and his route out in 1768, after the expulsion of the Jesuits." The top right corner of the territory (present day Arizona) is labeled, rather ominously, "Los Apaches Barbari." The excellent plates, which were apparently not issued with all copies, depict male and female California Indians. The NUC locates only three copies of this second issue. A prime early account of Baja California, with an important map and plates of the region. HOWES B29. HILL, p.12. COWAN, p.27. SABIN 4363. BELL B5 (1772 ed). STREETER SALE 2442. BARRETT 129. WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 157. MEADOWS, BAJA CALIFORNIA 1. GRAFF 137 (1772 ed).

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        Chart of the Track of the Dolphin, Tamar, Swallow & Endeavour, through the South Seas, & of the Track of M. Bougainville round the World

      1773 - c1773. Original engraved Pacific map showing the routes of Cook, Carteret, Wallis, Mouat, Byron, Bougainville and Anson. Map size 25.5cm x 22.5cm. Mounted.

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        The Complete English Cook or Prudent Housewife

      Leeds: Griffith Wright, 1773. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Fair Condition. Full contemporary calf, worn, loss of leather at spine ends. Mild foxing internally and 5 pages with a burn hole through them, with loss of text to about a dozen recipes - apparently someone cooking a Fricasy of Pigs Feet and Ears by candlelight. iv, 5-201, 34 pages of menus, 9pp of index. Cagle 919 (for the 1767 1st ed.), Bitting 360, Oxford 96 - the latter two identifying the Second Edition as 1771. A bevy of good seafood recipes - herring, muscles, shrimps, prawns, oysters, cockles, spats, plaice, lamprey, eels, and especially lobster. Also Sham Crab made in an old crab shell out of calf's liver, anchovy liquor and lemon juice. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000165.

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        Classis XVIII Ordo II. Polyadelphia Icosandria. Citrus.

      . kol. Kupferstich n. u. v. Miller, dat. 1773, 44,5 x 30 (H) Blattgr. 52,5 x 36 cm. Sitwell, Great Flower Books, S. 120; Nissen BBI, 1372. - Unten mittig in der Platte: " .. J. Miller .. 1773". - Großer Zweig mit Blüten und Früchten. Daneben die aufgeschnittene Frucht sowie Detaildarstellungen. Sauber, in leuchtendem Kolorit und farbfrisch erhalten.

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        FABLES NOUVELLES

      La Haye, chez Delalain, 1773. In-8 p. (mm. 214x130), 2 tomi in 1 vol., lussuosa legatura in p. marocch. blu, ricche cornici e decoraz. dorate ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con motivi floreali e tit. oro, dentelles dorate ai risg. (in p. pelle bordeaux con stemma al centro e in tela damascata), astuccio, pp. XXII,(2),309,(3) (numeraz. continua). Questa pregiata edizione è illustrata da: 2 antiporte con il titolo "Fables par M. Dorat" (sulla seconda: Fables de M. Dorat, II Volume) disegnate da Marillier ed inc. in rame da Ghendt; 1 grande composizione di Marillier, inc. da Delaunay (inserita in ciasc. vol.); un ritratto di Dorat in medaglione inc. da Dupin; fleuron al primo frontesp. con il busto di La Fontaine; 99 magnifiche vignette e 99 finali di Marillier, inc. da Arrivet, Baquoy, Delaunay, Duflos, de Ghendt, Le Gouaz, Lebeau, Louis Legrand, e altri. Parecchie vignette del II vol. portano la data 1775. "Prima edizione" ?"sur grand papier blanc de Hollande?" di uno dei più bei libri illustrati del Settecento francese. Cfr. Cohen, p. 313: ?"cet ouvrage est le chef-d?'oeuvre de Marillier, sous le rapport de la finesse de l?'exécution et de l?'esprit qui règne dans tous les jolis sujets qui l?'ornent ?" - Boissais et Deleplanque, p. 68 - Lewine, p. 150. Esemplare in ottimo stato.

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        Elements of Navigation: or the Practical Rules of the Art, Plainly Laid Down, and Clearly Demonstrated from their Principles; with Suitable Examples to these Rules. To which are Annexed all the Necessary Tables

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, and for Geo. Robinson . and A. Donaldson, 1773 - (NAVIGATION) First edition. 8vo. 14 folding engraved plates, numerous diagrams, tables. xvi, [2, errata], 510 pp. Contemporary brown calf, red leather spine label. Small chip to upper right joint, corners bumped; text slightly browned, occasional light spotting. An attractive, sound copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anecdotes orientales. Premiere et seconde Partie.

      Paris: Vincent, 2. Ausgabe 1773. - M10030 En -petit 8, 17,5 x 10,5 cm. 2 vols. en plein-veau de l’époque, les dos à cinq nerfs avec deux pièces de titres en rouge et noir, les titres en or, les tranches rouge. XII,748 p./2,820 p. Les réliures avec des frottements légères. La page de titre du vol.1 avec un no. du possesseur d’avant en encre, les pages légèrement brunies. Les vols. traitent de l’histoire du Proche-Orient et du Empire ottoman. Exemplaires en bon état. -- Kl.-8°, 17,5x10,5 cm. Zwei uniforme, braune Originallederbände auf 5 Bünden mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel und Bandnummer auf je einem roten und einem schwarzen Rückenschild sowie einem roten Dreiseitenschnitt. XII, 748 Seiten / 1 Bl. Titelei, 820 Seiten. Die Einbände sind leicht berieben und bestoßen. Am unteren, vorderen Außengelenk des ersten Bandes befinden sich leichte Wurmfraßspuren. Die oberen Kapitale mit bis zu 2 mm Fehlstelle. Die einzelnen Seiten sind leicht gebräunt. Das Titelblatt des ersten Bandes weist eine Vorbesitzernumerierung mit Tinte auf. Auf dem Vorsatz sowie auf der Seite 427 des ersten Bandes befindet sich am Seitenrand je ein kleiner Einriss von 2 cm. Ebenso weist der zweite Band einen Riss von 2 cm am Innengelenk des Titelblattes auf. Im unteren Seitenrand des zweiten Bandes ein Wurmloch. Collationiert. Insgesamt gute Exemplare. Diese Bände beinhalten die Geschichte des Vorderen Orients, einschließlich des Osmanischen Reiches. 1350

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        Oeuvres de M. Franklin, Doctor ès Loix

      Quillau, Esprit, Paris 1773 - The first French edition of the works of Benjamin Franklin, with some material never before published ("The friendship of the author for me has induced him to draw from his portfolio some papers which had not yet appeared, to enrich the French edition - preface - from Sabin 25606. Contemporary acid calf, worn, hinges weak but holding, dampstain in the gutter affecting the title, frontis first few pages, and the seven plates bound at the rear. Scattered browning and light stains, a few old pen marks, mostly quite clean. . 12 plates including the frontis, 2 parts in 1. xxii, errata, 338pp; (iv), xiii, errata, 318pp, privilege leaf. Size: Quarto (4to). Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Americana. Inventory No: 044544. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      Richardson and Urquhart,. 1773.. First edition. Hardcover. Unauthorized narrative of Captain James Cook's first voyage from the papers of Parkinson, the artist on the voyage. As draughtsman to Sir Joseph Banks, he produced a prodigious number of striking drawings, both portraits & natural history. These images were to become some of the earliest images of the South Pacific seen by European observers. Parkinson's journal also has some of the earliest natural history observations and contains the first published use of the word kangaroo (as "kangooroo", p. 149). Sydney died in Batavia on the return voyage, and his drawings and diary were claimed by his brother Stanfield, who produced the 1st edition. In the Preface, Stanfield accused Banks of treating Sydney badly, alienating Banks & ultimately Dr. Fothergill, who tried to mediate. He also provoked Hawkesworth to file an injunction to prevent the works from appearing until after the official account. Hawkesworth's official account does not credit Parkinson. The book is a strong addition to any collector of Polynesian ethnography because of Parkinson's many exceptional portraits of the natives & artifacts encountered on the voyage- most of the plates are portraits of natives, either full length in regalia or head and shoulder portraits with tattooing and head gear. The natives of Terra del Fuego, Tahiti, New Zealand Maoris & New Holland are included, with fully 7 plates of New Zealand Maoris & 10 of Tahitians. Royal 4to, frontis, xxiv (last blank); 212 pp & 26 plates; (ii) errata. Fronts portrait with added margins. Overall a clean, large paper edition. Some very light scattered foxing, mostly early & late, with the usual offsetting of some plates. Handsomely rebound in half brown calf & marbled boards, spine gilt decorated in 7 compartments, raised bands, with red leather title label. decorated with red title label. Beaglehole I ccliii-ccliv; Beddie 712 & 714; Davidson pp 54-56; Hill pp 223-5; Holmes 7 & 49; O'Reilly 371 & 372; Sabin 58787 & 58788; Streeter 2406 (1st edition only).

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        The History of Ireland,

      London: J. Nourse, T. Longman, G. Robinson and J. Johnson,, 1773. from the Invasion of Henry II. With a preliminary discourse on the Antient State of that Kingdom. 3 volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm). Contemporary speckled half calf, marbled paper boards, spines with two-line gilt bands and red morocco lettering-pieces, speckled edges. Scattered foxing; a handsome set in a period binding. First edition. Thomas Leland (1722-1785) was a Church of Ireland clergyman, historian and translator. He was encouraged to write his history by a group of Irish intellectuals, chief among them the great statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke. Burke believed that histories of Ireland up until that time had been "terribly defective" and had himself thought about writing a specific history of Ireland covering the turbulent 1640s. Instead he decided to "urge a very learned and ingenious friend", Thomas Leland, to undertake the task.

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        The History of Ireland, from the Invasion of Henry II. With a preliminary discourse on the Antient State of that Kingdom.

      London: J. Nourse, T. Longman, G. Robinson and J. Johnson, 1773 - 3 volumes, quarto (260 x 200 mm). Contemporary speckled half calf, marbled paper boards, spines with two-line gilt bands and red morocco lettering-pieces, speckled edges. Scattered foxing; a handsome set in a period binding. First edition. Thomas Leland (1722-1785) was a Church of Ireland clergyman, historian and translator. He was encouraged to write his history by a group of Irish intellectuals, chief among them the great statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke. Burke believed that histories of Ireland up until that time had been "terribly defective" and had himself thought about writing a specific history of Ireland covering the turbulent 1640s. Instead he decided to "urge a very learned and ingenious friend", Thomas Leland, to undertake the task. Walter D. Love, "Charles O'Connor of Belanagare and Thomas Leland's 'philosophical' History of Ireland", Irish Historical Studies vol. XIII, no. 49, March 1962.

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

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

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        Roman contes Allegoriques Philosophiques et Historiques

      Frankreich A Neuchatel, 1773.. Novelle Edition 431 Seiten gebundene Ausgabe, Ledereinband. in Leder gebundene Ausgabe des französischen Romans Allegorische Geschichten Roman Philosophisches und Historisches, altersbedingt Einband berieben,Seitenschnitt schwarz gefärbt, leicht verblasst, Seiten dem Alter entsprechend nachgedunkelt, starke Lager und Gebrauchsspuren am Einband, teilweise kleine Stockflecke auf wenigen Seiten, div. Motive / kleinere Abb. enthalten, geschrieben auf französisch, Maße 16,5 cm x 10 cm

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

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

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        Cereus

      [Nuremberg], 1773. Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.J. or J.E.Haid. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. 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...[N]othing to equal them was seen in the past or will be in the future." Christoph Trew, 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 INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICAL PART OF CLOCK AND WATCH WORK. IN TWO PARTS.

      London, T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1773.Containing all the arithmetic and geometry necesssary, with their particular application in the said branches. A work very useful for the Working Mechanic or Gentlemen Mechanically Inclined. FIRST EDITION 1773, bound in 2 volumes, 8vo, approximately 190 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 18 folding engraved plates, half - title present, pages: (2), xvi, 174; 175 - 400, pages 311 / 12 and 313 / 314 misplaced out of order, bound in modern light brown half morocco over dark green cloth sides, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered black morocco labels, new endpapers. Both volumes competely interleaved with unused blanks (1 leaf of text then 1 blank leaf, the blanks are early paper not modern), ink stamp of Reece D. Allan (clock and watch repairer of Croydon) on half - title of Volume I and the front endpaper of Volume II, ink inscription of Harry Tulloch (watchmaker) of Dundee on verso, and on lower margin of page 175 in Volume II, occasional slight foxing, upper margins slightly trimmed, no loss of print, some plates slightly trimmed in top margin just shaving the page number on 6 of them, a few plates very slightly browned. A very good set. See G. H. Baillie Clocks and Watches page 294; The Clockmakers' Library Compiled by Bromley, page 29, number 421. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Revolutions de Portugal / par M. l'Abbe de Vertot

      A Paris, : Chez les Libraires associes, 1773, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, New EditionVery good copy bound in contemporary full aniline calf. Raised bands and gilt-blocked leather spine label, with spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed as with age. Some scratches evident to boards. Marbled endpapers. Bright and clean internally, with just some marginal toning and tanning. Pen annotation to bottom margins of page 33. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 382 pages; Physical description: xv, [1], 382, [32] p., frontis., 1 folded leaf of plates; 17cm. 8vo. Subjects: Portugal -- History -- Early works to 1800.

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        Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch [cover title]

      Charles C. Little and James Brown. First edition.. Very good copy.. American Imprints 54605. 4to, original printed boards (rebacked with a new tan linen spine), 168 pages. Two portraits. A separately issued memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838) by his son, Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowitch, written as an introduction to the elder Bowditch?s translation of La Place?s Mécanique Céleste, which was published in four volumes (1829-1839). The younger Bowditch, one of the most prominent American scientists of his time, had ?printed a small extra edition of the Memoir, chiefly with the view of presenting it to such individuals as he believed would feel an interest in the account which he has given of his father?s life and career.? At the end of this prefatory note is printed ?This copy is presented to? below which is written ?Rev. Dr. Emerson / with the respects of / The Author / Boston July 18, 1839.? The inscription is repeated, in a somewhat shorter form, on the front board.

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

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

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        Abhandlung von Edelsteinen, zweyte verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      - Braunschweig, Verlag der Fürst. Waysenhaus-Buchhandung, 1773. 8vo (190 x 120mm). pp. 415, with an engraved vignette of a jumping horse on title. 19th century blue marbled boards with blue gilt lettered label on spine. Second much enlarged edition. The first edition of 1757 contained only 143 pages. Brückmann (1723-1812) was court physician to the Duke of Brunswick and Prof. of anatomy. "Enormously enlarged: amplifies previous remarks but introduces many new stones, and with a most valuable appendix, p 359-88, concerning the 'largely unknown so-called gemstones' of older writers, becoming, in effect, a glossary of same as employed by Pliny and Boetius de Boodt, among others. This glossary is unique and deserves to be translated with an interpretation in the light of modern knowledge; there are hundreds of terms and I know of no other place in literature, where a similar glossary of ancient gemological- mineralogical terms exists" (Sinkankas 975).Hoover 185; Sinkankas 975. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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