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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, printed for William Strahan, Thomas Cadell, and Daniel Prince, 1773 - One of the cornerstones of our legal system, and still regarded as the best general history of English law. In these lectures which he gave as the first Vinerian Professor of Law at Oxford, Blackstone taught (as even his critic Bentham noted) "jurisprudence to speak the language of the scholar and gentleman." Fifth edition and first Oxford octavo edition. 4 vols., 8vo. . Contemporary calf, green and red spine leather spine labels. Covers rubbed, spine a bit dry, heads slightly chipped and joints split, but cords are holding; internally clean and attractive. Bookplate of Gervas Holmes. Rothschild 407; Printing and the Mind of Man 212; Grolier English 52 (First edition) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Los seis libros de S.Juan Chrysostomo sobre el sacerdocio. Traducidos en lengua vulgar, e ilustrados Con Notas Criticas por el padre Phelipe Scio de San Miguel, de las Escuelas Pias. 276,pp. Manque petite marge papier en tête de la page titre, autrement très bel exemplaire. Reliure plein veau de l’époque.

      En Madrid: En la Imprenta de Pedro Marin. Ano de MDCCLXXIII. 1773 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Laura Ovalles]
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        Anacréon, Sapho, Bion et Moschus, traduction nouvelle en Prose, suivie De la veillée des fêtes de Vénus, et d'un choix de pièces de différents auteurs. Par M. M*** C**.

      Chez Le Boucher 1773 - - Chez Le Boucher, A Paphos, et se trouve à Paris 1773, In 8 (14x22,2cm), (4) iv, 280pp., relié. - Edition originale de cette traduction de Moutonnet de Clairfonds, et premier tirage de l'illustration, laquelle comprend un frontispice, 12 en-têtes et 13 culs-de-lampe par Eisen, gravés par Massard et Duclos. Page de titre en rouge et noir. Plein Maroquin rouge fin XIXe signé Pickering. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Large frise intérieure. Tranches dorées. Petites tâches brunes sur le plat supérieur. Malgré les minimes défauts signalés, très bel exemplaire. A juste titre, Cohen cite cet ouvrage comme " l'un des livres les plus élégamment illustrés du XVIIIe siècle" l'apport d'Eisen est en effet délicat et inspiré, et les gravures des en-têtes sont supérieurement réalisées. (4) iv, 280pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Le Boucher 1773-74, Paris - [vi], iv, 280p; xvi,104p. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and 25 head- and tail-pieces by Massard after Eisen. Includes Hero et Leandre with separate title-page and engraved frontispiece by Duclos after Eisen. Bound by Hayday in full pebbled morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., gilt spine title Purportedly purchased at the Hoe sale.Cohen-De Ricci 79. Joints rubbed, scars from removal of bookplates, contents fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abridgement of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which is Added An Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to be Known and Observed By All Justices of the Peace.

      Joseph Greenleaf., Boston 1773 - .386pp., 2 pages ads.PRINTED FOR AND SOLD BY JOSEPH GREENLEAF.PREFACE BY J. GREENLEAF.BURN'S MOST IMPORTANT WORK.FIRST AND ONLY AMERICAN EDITION.FIRST AND ONLY ABRIDGEMENT OF A LEGAL TREATISE PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.Original ad page chipped and replaced. Embossed leather remarkably good for its age, worn and minor stains. Spine label partially missing. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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      - Varia commensuración para la escultura y arquitectura. Por . Sexta impresión. Añadido por Don Pedro Enguera . .- Madrid, Miguel Escribano, 1773; en folio pergamino de época, 2 h. - 298 pp. Ilustrado con muchos grabados en el texto varios a toda página de analomía, animales y arquitecónicos. Publicado por primera vez en Sevilla en 1585, este trabajo está dividido en cuatro libros: Libro I, sobre la geometría, con un apéndice sobre relojes de sol añadido por Pedro de Enguera, Libro II sobre las proporciones del cuerpo humano y sus partes, el libro III sobre las proporciones de los cuerpos de los animales, Libro IV sobre los cinco órdenes de la arquitectura de la iglesia y accesorios. Palau 16058. Fowler 29. Bonet Correa 292. Mínimo punto de polilla en margen superior de 6 hojas restaurado. Por lo demas se trata de un excelente ejemplar.

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        The history of a voyage to the Malouine (or Falkland) Islands, made in 1763 and 1764 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. The second edition.

      printed for William Goldsmith and David Steel, London 1773 - "4to, pp. [4], xvii, [1], 294; 16 copper-engraved maps and plates (7 folding), some with offsetting; folding maps with a few short tears, the whole a bit spotted, otherwise a nice enough copy in modern full calf, green morocco label. With an old Dublin Library Society rubberstamp on verso of title-p., with the inscription "A present to the Dublin Library from Mr. George June 14th 1791" and with another inscription at the top of E2(r) "Ex libris George Barnes 1767." "This voyage was undertaken by Louis de Bougainville at his own expense, in order to found a French colony in the islands named by him the Malouines, in honor of French seamen from St. Malo The settlement was protested by the Spanish and the French government surrendered it to them on the condition of their indemnifying Bougainville. This work is mainly devoted to the study of the natural history of the Falkland Islands Pernety, the author, was a Benedictine monk. The first edition was published at Berlin in 1769" (Hill). Sabin 6870; Hill: Pacific Voyages (2004 edition), 1328." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "The history of a voyage to the Malouine (or Falkland) Islands, made in 1763 and 1764 … 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. The second edition."

      London: printed for William Goldsmith and David Steel. 1773. "4to, pp. [4], xvii, [1], 294; 16 copper-engraved maps and plates (7 folding), some with offsetting; folding maps with a few short tears, the whole a bit spotted, otherwise a nice enough copy in modern full calf, green morocco label. & & With an old Dublin Library Society rubberstamp on verso of title-p., with the inscription ""A present to the Dublin Library from Mr. George June 14th 1791"" and with another inscription at the top of E2(r) ""Ex libris George Barnes 1767."" & & ""This voyage was undertaken by Louis de Bougainville at his own expense, in order to found a French colony in the islands named by him the Malouines, in honor of French seamen from St. Malo … The settlement was protested by the Spanish and the French government surrendered it to them on the condition of their indemnifying Bougainville. This work is mainly devoted to the study of the natural history of the Falkland Islands … Pernety, the author, was a Benedictine monk. The first edition was published at Berlin in 1769"" (Hill). Sabin 6870; Hill: Pacific Voyages (2004 edition), 1328."

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        Saggio sopra l'Arte Storica alla Maestà di Vittorio Amedeo Re di Sardegna.

      dal Mairesse,, Torino, 1773 - 2 opere in un tomo in-8° (210x133mm), pp. XIV, 304. Legatura ottocentesca m. pelle e angoli con titolo in oro su tassello e filetti e fregi in oro al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo azzurri. Frontespizio in rosso e nero con vignetta incisa su rame con stemma sabaudo. Una testatina incisa in rame con ritratto di Vittorio Amedeo II. Una tav. ripiegata f.t. tra le pp. 34-35. Bruniture e fioriture minime. Antica firma al contropiatto. Edizione originale di quest'opera del Galeani Napione (il nome dell'autore, non indicato nel frontespizio, si evince dalla dedicatoria), relativa alla metodologia della ricerca storica. L'autore traccia un quadro dell'evolversi di essa nei secoli e illustra le sue varie specificazioni, nello stile così come nella narrazione dei fatti. Il Galeani Napione (Torino, 1748-1830) fu insigne erudito e scrittore di diversissime materie; la sua opera più nota è "Dell'uso e dei pregi della lingua italiana" (Torino, 1791-92). Manca al Manno e al Brunet. Segue: [Giovan Francesco Galeani Napione di Cocconato], "Ragionamento intorno al Saggio del Conte Algarotti sopra la durata de'Regni de Re'di Roma, in cui si difende la Cronologia de'medesimi Regni adottata dagli antichi Storici dalle ragioni recate dal Conte Algarotti per sostenere in questa parte il Sistema Cronologico del Neutone [Newton], che le è contrario , e s'illustrano diversi punti della Storia de'primi tempi di Roma", in Torino, nella Stamperia Mairesse, 1773, pp. (1), 150, (1). Vignetta incisa su rame al frontespizio con fregio floreale. Edizione originale. L'opera fu stesa come replica e integrazione all'algarottiano Ragionamento sopra la durata de' regni de' re di Roma (Firenze, 1746). V. voce "Galeani Napione" di Francesco Lemmi in Encicl. Italiana, XVI, 266-67. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Etat des Gouvernements Militaires tant generaux que particuliers et Etats Majors des Places du Royaume Annee 1773.

      [Ca. 1773]. 1773 - 1 vol. in-12° (164 x 113 mm.) de : [7] ff. (Titre gravé complété à l'encre, Introduction, Table des Gouvernemens), 117 ff. doubles. L'ensemble est rédigé à l'encre noir et rouge et pris dans un cadre rouge. Plein maroquin rouge d'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin vert, triple filet doré d'encadrement des plats avec motifs floraux aux quatre coins, roulette dorée sur les coupes, frise intérieure dorée, tranches dorées, gardes de papier marbré. Etui de chagrin noir avec titre doré au dos (Riviere & Son). Très beau document manuscrit donnant l’état des gouvernements militaires en France, en 1773, un an avant la mort de Louis XV. Son auteur commence ainsi : « Les Gouvernemens et Lieutenances générales sont donnés aux Princes du Sang, à la haute Noblesse, aux Maréchaux de France et autres officiers généraux auxquels la naissance, l’éduction, et l’expérience ont rendu familiers les principes des gouvernements et l’art de commander. C’est à eux que s’adressent directement les ordres du Roi, surtout en ce qui a trait à l’administration militaire. Ils les exécutent en les faisant exécuter à ceux que ces ordres concernent come Gouverneurs et Commandans des Places. Ceux-ci sont toujours d’anciens officiers, qui par leur service ont mérité la confiance du Souverain. Les uns et les autres contribuent, selon l’étendue de leurs pouvoirs, à la tranquillité publique, en faisant régner le bon ordre en dedans et en nous défendant des attaques du dehors. De là naît cette heureuse harmonie au moyen de laquelle la bonté et la Sagesse du Roi, Père de son Peuple, influence jusqu’au dernier de ses sujets. » Cette introduction est suivie d’une table : l’auteur donne d’abord les Maisons Royales, puis Paris (Ville, Prévôté et Vicomté), Isle de France, Picardie, Artois, Champagne et Brie, Boulonnois, Duché de Bourgogne, Souveraineté de Dombes, Dauphiné, Provence, Principauté de Monaco, Languedoc, Foix, Comté de Roussillon, Navarre & Béarn, Guyenne & Gascogne, Sainlonge, Angoumois, La Rochelle, Poitou, Bretagne, Normandie, Le Havre de Grâce, Le Maine, Orléannois, Nivernois, Bourbonnois, Lyonnois, Auvergne, Limousin, Haute et Basse Marche, Haut et Bas Berry, Touraine, Anjou, Saumur, Flandres Françoise, Metz, Verdun, Principauté de Sedan, Lorraine, gouvernement à la disposition du feu Roi de Pologne, Toul, Alsace, Franche-Comté, Colonies, Isle de Corse. Pour chacune de ces places, il détaille les villes et les établissements, nomme les gouverneurs et les hauts gradés, et donne le nombre d’officiers, les émoluments et les appointements. Pour la Corse, annexée à la France cinq ans auparavant, l’auteur indique : « M. le Marquis de Monteynard, Ministre et Secrétaire d’Etat au Département de la Guerre, Gouverneur général. M. le Comte de Marbeuf, Lieutenant Général. Cette île a été érigée en gouvernement Général et militaire par le Roy Louïs XV, les Etats de Corse assemblés ayant demandés cette grâce à sa Majesté par leur Délibération du 6 May 1772. » Provenance : Mortimer L. Schiff (ex-libris contrecollé sur le premier contreplat : lettres estampées dorées sur une pièce de maroquin rouge) Précieux document d’une importante valeur historique, soigneusement calligraphié et joliment relié. 1 vol. 12mo. [7] ll. (Engraved title completed with ink, Introduction, Table), 117 double ll. The text is written by hand with black and red ink, pages framed with a red line. Contemporary full red morocco, black morocco box. Very interesting manuscript document given information on the French military places in 1773, one year before Louis XV’s death. Precious item, carefully written and nicely bound.

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        Chymie expérimentale et raisonnée.

      Paris: Franç. Didot, 1773 - Edition originale, 3 volumes in-8; clx, 482p.; 671p.; 698p., [6p.].; portrait de Baumé en frontispice et 12 planches gravées dépliantes illustrant des appareils, installations et dispositifs expérimentaux. Reliure d"époque en basane marbrée, dos à nerfs ornés avec pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin fauve et vert, gardes marbrées, tranches rouges. Petites restaurations à la coiffe supérieure du premier volume et à quelques coins, petite mouillure marginale en tête affectant le premier tiers des deux derniers volumes, mais un bel exemplaire néanmoins. L"un des ouvrages les plus importants de Baumé (1728 - 1804), reçu maître apothicaire à l"âge de 24 ans, qui consacra la plus grande partie de sa vie aux recherches chimiques expérimentales et à la rédaction de divers mémoires, qui lui ouvrirent les portes de l"Académie des Sciences en 1773. Les inventions ou perfectionnements mis au point par Baumé concernent de très nombreux domaines: teinture, dorure, conservation du blé, fabrication de la porcelaine, blanchiement des soies, purification du salpêtre, fertilisation des terres, fabrication d"une fécule de marron d"Inde propre à faire du pain? On doit également à Baumé l"invention de l"aréomètre qui porte son nom, instrument permettant de mesurer la densité des liquides ou le degré de concentration d"un mélange. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lettres nouvelles ou nouvellement recouvrées de la Marquise de Sévigné, et de la Marquise de Simiane, sa petite fille, pour servir de suite aux différentes éditions des lettres de la Marquise de Sévigné.

      chez Lacombe. 1773 - - chez Lacombe., A Paris 1773, grd. In 12 (10x17,2cm), xij , 393pp. (1)., relié. - Edition originale. Tchemerzine V-829 Plein Veau blond marbré glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Tranches cailloutées. Coiffe supérieure élimée. L'ouvrage, outre de nouvelles lettres de Mme de Sévigné au Président Moulceau, contient quelques lettres au même de Corbinelli et de Mme de Grignan il renferme en réimpression la correspondance sur le procès de Fouquet, composée de 11 lettres. La préface a été attribuée à La Harpe. xij , 393pp. (1). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettres Nouvelles ou Nouvellement Recouvrees de la Marquise de Sevigne, et de la Marquise de Simiane, sa petite fille, pour servir de suite aux differentes editions des Lettres de la Marquise de Sevigne.

      Paris - Lacombe 1773 - The first edition of new additions to the famous correspondence of Madame de Sevigne in a contemporary calf binding. In the original French. With 1pp of errata to the rear. The preface is attributed to La Harpe. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne,1626 1696, was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, worn, with clear tape to the joints and spine. The boards are detached, although the rear board is held by the tape. The front free-endpaper is detached. Internally, generally firmly bound,although split in several places. There is light background foxing, prominent to the margins. The detached free-endpaperhas a small ink number. Overall: FAIR with a very good interior. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Acad?mie 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.

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        A Voyage from England to India in the year MDCCLIV

      London: Edward and Charles Dilly, , 1773. And an historical narrative of the Operations of the Squadron and Army in India, under the Command of Vice-Admiral Watson and Colonel Clive, in the Years 1755, 1756, 1757; including a Correspondence between the Admiral and the Nabob Serajah Dowlah. Interspersed with some interesting Passages relating to the Manners, Customs, &c. of several Nations in Indostan. Also a Journey from Persia to England, by an unusual Route. With an Appendix, containing an Account of the Diseases prevalent in Admiral Watson's Squadron: A Description of most of the Trees, Shrubs, and Plants, of India, with their real, or supposed, medicinal Virtues … Quarto (263 × 193 mm) Later half calf, marbled boards, morocco label to spine. Folding map frontispiece and one other folding map, 13 plates, one of them folding - "The Hookah." A little rubbed, light browning throughout, occasional staining, frontispiece map torn, no loss, old repair, title page and least few leaves slightly soiled, overall a very good copy. First edition. "From 1753 to 1757 Ives was surgeon of the Kent, bearing the flag of Vice-Admiral Charles Watson as commander-in-chief in the East Indies. The squadron sailed via the Cape of Good Hope and Madagascar to India, where they visited the chief English settlements and major cities, Ives attending the company hospitals and staff in each place. On the admiral's death in August 1757, his own health being somewhat impaired, he resigned his appointment, and travelled home overland from Basrah, through Baghdad, Mosul, and Aleppo, thence by Cyprus, to Leghorn and Venice, and so home through Germany and the Netherlands, arriving in England in March 1759 … In 1773 he published A Voyage from England to India, which described his journey to India, his experiences there, and his overland route home. Ives's presence at many of the events which he describes and his close relationship with Vice-Admiral Watson give his historical narrative an unusual importance, and his accounts of the manners and customs of the inhabitants, of the diseases and medical practices, of the natural history, and of the products of the countries he visited, some then little known to Europeans, are those of an acute and, for his time, relatively enlightened observer." (ODNB)

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        Medals of the Sovereigns of England]

      : , 1773. - Engravings of Dassier’s Medals of the Sovereigns of England[NUMISMATICS]. [DASSIER, Jean]. [An Explanation of Dassier’s Medals of the Sovereigns of England]. [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1797].Blank book with mounted engravings of thirty-three medals, including thirty-one medals by Jean Dassier of the Sovereigns of England from William I to George II, including Oliver Cromwell (without the medals of the medals for Richard III, Henry VII, and Henry VIII), as well as medals of George III (by Lewis Pingo) and Queen Charlotte (by John Kirk). Twelvemo (6 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches; 162 x 95 mm.). [33] leaves, each with two mounted engravings showing the recto and verso of a medal. Each leaf separated by a guard leaf.Bound in late eighteenth-century full red roan. Covers with gilt single fillet border, smooth spine ruled in gilt, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Spine, corners, and board edges rubbed. A few areas of slight discoloration on covers. Pencilled annotations on verso of one leaf. An excellent copy.The engravings are most likely cut from An Explanation of Dassier’s Medals of the Sovereigns of England, a series of six engraved plates of the Kings and Queens of England, by Pye, c. 1773, the final plate with additional medals of George III and Queen Charlotte, followed by 7 pp. of explanatory text, reduced landscape folio. "The additional medals chosen are interesting, the first the undated medal of George III, by Lewis Pingo. Eimer [Pingo, 54], dates the medal to c. 1775, when the medal was exhibited at the Free Society of Artists. Stainton (private notes) believed it to have been used by the Welch Society. However it is catalogued by Brown [BHM 265], following Col. Grant’s lead, as "American Independence", and placed ten years later in 1785. The second medal is John Kirk’s medal of Queen Charlotte, for the founding of the Medical Society of London in 1773 [BHM 184]. It would seem logical to date the book to 1773-1776" (Coin Archive).A complete listing of the engravings is available upon request.Swiss medallist Jean (John) Dassier (1676-1763) "trained under his father Domaine Dassier (1641–1719), chief engraver at the Geneva Mint, and studied in Paris under Jean Mauger and Joseph Roettier. From 1711 he was assistant engraver at the Geneva Mint and in 1720 succeeded his father as chief engraver, a post he held until his death. Around 1720 he designed and executed his first series of medals: those of French monarchs (72 medals) and religious reformers (around 24). In 1728 he visited England, where he refused the offer of a position at the Royal Mint. In 1731 he issued a series of medals dedicated to George II, depicting British sovereigns from William I to George II. This consisted of 35 medals available in gold, silver and bronze, some of which were damascened. He was joined in this project by his second son, and the medals are described in his A Sett of Medals of all the Kings of England (London, 1731) and An Explanation of the Medals of the English Monarchs Engraved by John Dassier and Son (Birmingham, 1731)" (Grove Art Online)."Having being presented to Queen Caroline, perhaps through the good offices of Wake, Dassier set out proposals for a set of thirty-three medals of English sovereigns from William I to George II, to whom the series was dedicated. Based on engravings by George Vertue for Paul Rapin de Thoyras’s History of England, these were advertised in the prospectus published in 1730 for purchase by subscription at 6 guineas for sets in copper and at 15 guineas for silver. During his second stay in England Dassier also planned, according to Vertue, to engrave many remarkable persons noted for great Actions in the government of this nation in Times passd. and learned men of all degrees lately or formerly or of the present time which he proposes to grave at his own expence. (Vertue, Note books, 3.51–2). Medals of Milton, Bacon, and Selden were included in this set. Together these t

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        VOYAGE A L'ISLE DE FRANCE, A L'ISLE DE BOURBON, AU CAP DE BONNE-ESPERANCE, etc. Avec des Observations nouvelles sur la nature et sur les Hommes, par un officier du roi [BERNARDIN DE SAINT-PIERRE].

      1773 - A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Chez Merlin, 1773. Deux volumes in-8 (134 X 205) veau fauve marbré, encadrement de filet à froid sur les plats, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés avec fleuron central, large dentelle en queue et tête, coupes et coiffes ornées, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (1) f. blanc, faux-titre, frontispice, titre, 328 pages, 3 planches et 4 tableaux dépliants, (1) f. blanc ; Tome II : faux-titre, titre, 278 pages, 2 planches, (1) f. blanc. Notice ancienne collée sur le premier contreplat du tome I. Les planches de Moreau sont brunies. EDITION ORIGINALE illustrée de 6 PLANCHES (dont trois dessinées par MOREAU et gravées par Masquelier, Née et Duclos, et trois dépliantes gravées par Colas) et de 4 tableaux dépliants ("Observations nautiques"). Deux des gravures de J. M. MOREAU sont célèbres car elles représentent la triste condition des esclaves. Envoyé en 1766 à l'île de France comme capitaine-ingénieur, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737-1814) se laissa entraîner par sa passion des aventures et partit avec d'autant moins d'hésitation, qu'on semblait l'autoriser à tenter l'application de ses idées de colonisation à Madagascar. Il y séjourna durant trois années et contribua à apporter de précieux renseignements pour la connaissance et le développement de l'Île de France, aujourd'hui île Maurice. (RYCKEBUSCH, 674 - COHEN, 934 - GAY, 3264). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, en PARFAIT ETAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1) - Das Neue Testament unsers Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi, verteutscht von D. Martin Luthern. angebunden: (2) - Der gantze Psalter Königs und Propheten Davids, verteutscht von D. Martin Luthern: In Commißion des Leipziger Int. Comtoir, 1773, 156 S. .

      Leipzig. In Commißion des Leipziger Int. Comtoirs, 1773. - 4 in 1, 12°. 14,6 x 8,7 cm. (2) Bll.,676 S.,(2) Bll., Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Einband an den Kapitalen und Ecken leicht berieben und bestoßen, der Rücken mit feinen Gebrauchsspuren, Schnitt gebräunt, das Vortitelblatt entfernt, auf dem vorderen Spiegel Eintragungen von alter Hand, das Titelblatt etwas angestaubt und fleckig, der hintere Spiegel stockig und mit Besitzstempel, dieser auf das letzte Blatt durchgeschlagen, ansonsten der Buchblock in gutem Zustand, seltene Ausgabe des Neuen Testaments, das Konvolut in dieser Zusammenstellung der Texte nicht nachweisbar. weiter angebunden: . (3) - Ein Hundert geistliche Lieder, nebst Morgen- Abend- und anderen Gebeten, in Commißion des Leipziger Int. Comtoirs, 1773, 121 (4) S., (4) - D. Martin Luthers Kleiner Katechismus, Commißion des Leipziger Int. Comtoir, 1773, (12) Blatt , alle 4 Titel aus dem Jahre 1773 im Leipziger Intelligenz Comtoir erschienen. Einband auf 4 echten Bünden, mit Blindprägung, Hardcover in Leder, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: W. Strahan, Et Al. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1773. New edition. Hardcover. Astronomy; Mechanics; Pneumatics; Hydorstatics; Clocks; Time; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Bound in full contemporary leather. This copy was sold by Christies in 1986. Red morrocco spine label. Numerous illustrated foldouts of scientific phenomena such as eyes, air pumps, globes, cranes, sun dials and so forth in uniformly fine condition. A few minor scrapes to leather boards, leather has cracked externally over hinges. Hinges, spine and textblock are solid. Book is sound and tight and clean throughout with no owner's name, etc. An accomplished mechanical engineer with a good knowledge of his subjects. First section is 252pp + index with 23 fold-out plates as noted in summary. Second is Supplement of 40 pages and 13 fold outs. The supplement was not published with an index. All plates are present. ; 0 .

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        Compendio histórico del descubrimiento y conquista de la India Oriental. refiérense las primeras navegaciones de los Portugueses, varios acontecimientos en ellas, islas, cabos, puertos, ciudades y sushabitantes de la India Oriental.

      Juan Rodríguez, Córdoba 1773 - 4 h. inc. port., 155 p., 2 h. sin num. Culs de lamp con motivos vegetales. Piel de época, lomo con hierros y tejuelo. Primera edición española de esta rara obra sobre los descubrimientos portugueses y sus colonias en Oriente, inicialmente publicada en francés en 1771. Recoge el descubrimiento de Puerto Santo y Madeira, Canarias y Cabo Verde., la toma de Mozambique, Malabar, Cochin, Goa y Malaca. No faltan las noticias sobre el comercio e industria, sobre los usos y costumbres de los indígenas y las barbaries cometidas sobre los cristianos. Palau, 346368

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        Provinzialbriefe über die Sittenlehre und Politik der Jesuiten, unter dem Naman Louis de Mantalte an einem Provinzial, und an die Ehrwürdigen Väter aus der Gesellschaft Jesu geschrieben von Blasius Paskal. Nebst dem Leben des Hrn. Paskal und der Geschichte dieser Provinzialbriefe. Aus dem Französischen und Lateinischen übersetzt.,

      Lemgo, Verlag Meyer, 1773 -75. - 238 Seiten 1 leeres Bl. 240, 326 Seiten 5 Bl. Einband gut, Buchblock leicht gebräunt und unbeschnitten Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 21 cm, neuerer Halbledereinband 3 Teile in einem Band. Erste Ausgabe dieser bedeutenden und frühen Übersetzung.

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

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Lübeck, 16. XII. 1773. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Ouden ater graphes" ("Nichts wider die Schrift" - Klemens v. Alexandria). - Johann Gottlob Carpzov, Sohn des Theologen Samuel Benedikt Carpzov, studierte Theologie in Leipzig und Altdorf bei Nürnberg und begleitete als Reiseprediger den polnisch-sächsischen Gesandten nach England und Holland. 1719 erhielt er eine a.o.Professur der orientalischen Sprachen in Leipzig; von dort aus ging er 1730 als Superintendent nach Lübeck. "In seinen Schriften verteidigte er die orthodoxe Verbalinspirationslehre des Alten Testaments gegen die Bibelkritik Richard Simons, Spinozas und anderer. Zu seinen Hauptwerken gehört die 'Introductio in libros canonicos bibliorum Veteris Testamenti' (3 Bde., 1714-21). - Mit kl. zeitgen. Vermerk: "Dieser, mein Herr Pathe, wurde in Dresden am 26. September [lt. DBE Juni] 1679 gebohren und starb in Lübeck am 7. April 1767". - Mit kleiner Numerierung am rechten oberen Blatt- und kl. Wurmspur am unteren Blattrand.

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        A voyage towards the North Pole undertaken by his majesty's command 1773.

      - London, printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774.4to. Later half calf, with red morocco title label to spine. With 3 folding engraved maps and 12 folding or double page engraved views and plates and 11 folding tables. VIII,253 pp.* First edition; with the armorial bookplate of Charles Steward. - 'Official account written by Captain Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave. The expedition of the Racehorse and Carcass, undertaken for the purpose of discovering a route to India through the northern polar regions, was blocked by pack ice of Spitsbergen. The valuable appendix gives geographical and meteorological observations, zoological and botanical records, accounts of the distillation of fresh water from the sea, and astronomical observations. The voyage is perhaps best remembered for the presence of young Horatio Nelson, as midshipsman aboard the Carcass, and his encounter with a polar bear' (Hill 1351). Phipps's narrative of his voyage was of considerable scientific interest and was the beginning of modern efforts to reach the North Pole. It also made an important addition to the knowledge of the natural productions of Spitsbergen. - The first British attempt to reach the North Pole since 1615. - A fine copy.Sabin 62572; JCB 1966; Chavanne 1944 (other ed.); Cox II, p.19; Stam, Books on ice, p.13. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        COLECCION GENERAL DE MAQUINAS ESCOGIDAS entre todas las que hasta hoy se han dado a luz. Tomo 1º: M., Andrés Ramírez 1773 (PRIMERA EDICION). Tomo 2º: M., Pedro Marín 1784 (SEGUNDA EDICION). 2 vols. 8ºM. Anteport, 338p (incl. port.), 2h, 54 láms.

      A. Ramírez/ P. Marín, Madrid 1773 - grab. al cobre despl. (relativas a 48 máquinas) = anteport, port, 2h, 254p, 54 láms. grab. al cobre despl. numeradas de la 65 a la 118 (relativas a 49 máquinas num. de la 59 a la 107). Vol I. en perg. y vol. II plena piel nervios algo roz. - Relojes hidraúlicos, Molinos, Pies de gato, Romanas, Sillas volantes, Bombas, Prensa, Grúa, Palancas, Fuelles, Cerraduras, Ventilador, y todo tipo de máquinas: para destruir insectos, para transporte, para aventar granos, para apagar el fuego. 1773-1784

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        MEMORIE IDROSTATICO-STORICHE delle operazioni eseguite nell'inalveazione del Reno di Bologna, e degli altri minori Torrenti per la Linea di Primaro al Mare all'anno 1765. fino al 1772. dal P. ANTONIO LECCHI della Compagnia di Gesù Matematico delle LL. MM. II., e Direttore del Progetto nelle tre Legazioni per Chirografo di Clemente XIII. Si aggiungono altre Memorie riguardanti varie spedizioni, ed operazioni analoghe fatte contamporaneamente in Germania, ed altrove.

      Soc. Tip.,, Modena, 1773 - 2 voll. in-8, pp. XII, 301, (3); (4), 195, (3), leg. cart. con nome dell' A. ms al d. Con vignetta calcogr. sui front. inc. da Antonio Baratti su dis. di Michelangelo Borghi. Con iniziali e finalini xilogr. Con 1 gr. tav. xilogr. rip. al fine del primo vol. (330x477 mm) raff. la mappa, dal delta del Po alle valli di Comacchio, concordata nella visita Conti 1761, ed applicata alle operazioni eseguite dal 1766 al 1772. Con indice delle materie trattate all'inizio di ogni vol. Il L' A. (Milano 1702-1776) che vestì l'abito clericale nel 1718, si occupò di ingegneria idraulica come seconda carriera dal 1757-58 fino allla morte. D.B.I. vol. 64 p. 267. Lozzi I, n. 631 p. 172. [034]

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        Descrizione di alcuni discendenti di Giacomo, o Giacobino Seniore da Fontanella di Reggio in Lombardia ovvero prove giustificanti la retta ascendenza mascolina delli Sig. Marchese Alfonso Vincenzo e Conte Alfonso Francesco Cugini Fontanella con varie ulteriori memorie risguardanti altri soggetti della stessa famiglia.

      per G. Davolio,, In Reggio, 1773 - Pp. xxv (1) 200 (2). Unito a: Fontanella. Appendice alla descrizione d'alcuni discendenti di Giacomo o sia Giacobino Seniore da Fontanella. ovvero riscontri ulteriori e giustificazione dell'essere e dell'azioni d'altri soggetti della Famiglia Fontanella in quella non memorati. In Reggio, Davolio, 1775. Pp. (4) 59 (1). Vari fregi xilografici nel testo e due belle tavole raffiguranti stemmi famigliari incisi in rame. Due opere in un volume di cm. 27, leg. coeva in cart. alla rustica. Tagli colorati. Bell'esemplare, genuino, marginoso, stampato su carta forte ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Edizione originale ed unica per entrambe le opere, non comuni. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eléments de la politique, ou Recherche des vrais principes de l'économie sociale.

      A Londres 1773 - Livre ancien collationné complet. Dans cet ouvrage, imprimé sans nom d'auteur, avec la mention fictive « A Londres », Dubuat-Nançay aborde l'épineux problème de la réforme des institutions, des devoirs et droits de la noblesse par rapport aux autres ordres. Proposant une réforme territoriale, l'auteur s'intéresse à la nécessaire éducation des citoyens et prône d'emblée dans son livre I la reconnaissance de l'égalité « des hommes entre eux, soient qu'ils ayent une origine commune, soit qu'ils ne l'ayent point ». L'audace d'un tel propos justifiait à l'évidence l'usage de l'anonymat. Dubuat-Nançay est l'auteur d'un ouvrage critique de l'administration des finances de la France de M. Necker. Agréable exemplaire. Condition : 6 tomes en 3 volumes in-8, en plein veau marbré, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fleurons, pièces de titre et de tomaison, double filet en encadrement des plats. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Oficina de D. Manuel Martin. - Madrid. 1773. 17X10. Piel y dorados. 450Pág+4h. Curiosa Obra del siglo XVIII editada en Madrid con preciosos grabados de época. Ref 13 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      T. Becket and Co., J. Robson, G. Robinson, London 1773 - 8vo. 2 volumes. Volume I. pp. viii, 376. Volume II. pp. vi, [2], 352. (p. vi in volume 2 should probably be numbered iv). "Advertisement" and errata leaves are bound after the title page in volume 2. Library stamp on upper portion of the title page in each volume (and a number stamped lightly on verso). Bound in modern half-calf with marbled boards. Interior is generally clean; pages are mildly age toned with an occasional touch of light foxing; a couple of faint corner creases present; a small marginal tear on p. 157 of volume 2 is neatly sealed. Some spots of light staining present on outer edge of text block. Charles Burney (1726-1814) was an English musician and composer. In 1773 he was elected a member of the Royal Society. According to Andrew Deakin’s Musical Bibliography "The tour of which this book is the fruit was commenced in July, 1772. Dr. Burney visited Brussels, Antwerp, Frankfort, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin, and many other cities, forming friendships with the Bach family, J.A. Hiller, and other masters, who furnished him with numberless details about the early and later state of music." [Deakin, Musical Bibliography, p.47; ESTC T104544]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres. Theatre.

      Neufchatel., Paris. 1773 - 8 voll., in 16°, p. pelle, ogni vol. è di ca. 450 pp. + 37 inc. Testatine e finaline. Tagli marmorizzati. Lettere e fregi ai dorsi in oro. Stampa fresca. Rare fioriture. Lievi gore sul margine di alcune pp. dell'ultimo vol. che non ledono il t. Tracce di tarletti su poche pp. Piccole mende ai dorsi e leggere abrasioni ai piatti . Raro nella sua completezza. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manuel des Marins, ou Explication des Termes de Marine.

      Lorient: By Julien le Jeune Fils, for the benefit of science, and to be found at bookshops in various seaports, 1773 - 2 volumes, octavo (200 × 124 mm). Contemporary mottled sheep trade binding, title gilt direct to spine, floral and arabesque devices in compartments formed by a foliate roll between rules, edges marbled. Light browning, binding worn at the corners, head- and tail-caps chipped, but remains very good and attractive. Headpieces. First edition. Born in St. Malo in 1732, Bourdé spent his entire career in the employ of the Compagnie des Indes based at Lorient. His reputation was made by the publication in 1765 of Le Manoeuvrier, which he had submitted for the approbation of the Academie des Sciences. An English translation was published in 1788 and Bourdé joined Hoste and Bigot de Morogues as French naval theoreticians who became highly influential on both sides of the channel. In the present work he attempts the definition of terms currently in use at sea, on the basis of the principle that from words "we are led to an understanding of all the rest." Authors of other marine dictionaries lack experience at sea, and simply cannot define that which they do not understand without error, mistaking one thing for another, and stuffing their works with false explanations. He will attempt to write as simply, but as precisely as possible, in the "langage ordinaire des Marins," making his dictionary useful not just to seamen, but also to merchants, politicians, and "on qui fréquentent les Ports du Royaume." Uncommon, COPAC shows just two copies of the 1799 revised edition in Britain, nine copies on OCLC, eight of them in the USA. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Orlando Furioso.

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

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      - Paris, La compagnie des libraires associés, 1773, 13x21, six volumes. Reliure en plein veau tacheté. Dos à 5 petits nerfs, pièce de titre rouge et tomaison en lettres dorées. Encadrement des plats doré. Roulette sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Illustré de 33 figures par Moreau le jeune et d'un frontispice par Mignard. "La suite des figures de Moreau est une des plus estimées" (Cohen, 717). "De toutes les éditions des oeuvres de Molière avec les notes de Bret, celle-ci est la plus belle et la plus recherchée" (Brunet, III, 1798). Notre exemplaire contient bien en double les pages 66-67 et 80-81 (Tome I). Les planches sont un peu piquées, et la reliure porte des traces d'usage, mais l'exemplaire est bien solide et très beau. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres avec des remarques grammaticales, des avertissements et des observations sur chaque pièce, par M. Bret.6 vol. in-8, plein cuir, filets dorés encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs ornés de fleurettes (reliure de l'époque). Texte établi par Bret, après une révision soigneuse des éditions originales des comédies, contenant la célèbre Vie de Molière par Voltaire. Ce dernier avait été chargé en 1734 d'écrire cette biographie par M. de Chauvin pour l'édition in-4 illustrée par Boucher. Refusée par le censeur de la librairie, il fallut attendre 1739 pour qu'elle soit éditée; elle est ici augmentée.L'exemplaire est complet des 33 célèbres figures de Moreau gravées par les meilleurs artistes de cette époque. Elles sont ici en premier tirage. Chaq

      Paris La Compagnie des Libraires Associés Littérature 1773 - Exemplaire provenant de la bibliothéque privée de Georges Pompidou ancien président de la République.Ex libris disponible en photo. Bon état.quelques traces d'humidité.

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        Lo spirito delle leggi del signore di Montesquieu. Tomo primo [-quarto].

      si vende appresso i principali libraj d'Italia [Graziosi],, Amsterdam [ma Venezia], 1773 - 4 volumi in-12° (cm. 16), gradevolissime legature in m. pelle maculata (lievissime abrasioni) con titolo e filetti in oro ai dorsi, piatti marmorizzati, tagli gialli; carte in buono stato, ogni frontespizio con vignetta xilografica differente (antica integrazione al margine superiore del primo senza alcun fastidio). Prima traduzione italiana completa del capolavoro Esprit des lois, nonché «versione capostipite di tutte le ottocentesche» [S. Rotta. Montesquieu nel Settecento italiano, in Scritti scelti di Salvatore Rotta, Eliohs 2003]. Pur essendo il traduttore ancora non identificato (forse Ottaviano Guasco?) «il volgarizzamento è fatto da mano maestra» [Gazzetta letteraria, Milano, Galeazzi, 1773, p. 219] e «il traduttore è soggetto molto opportuno a simili imprese» [L'Europa Letteraria t. I, p. II, febbraio 1773]. Questa traduzione, che seguiva la sola incompiuta di Mecatti del 1750 [cfr. Einaudi 3996], fu rimaneggiata dal Terres e da lui arricchita dei commenti del Genovesi (1777), tanto da essere poi riprodotta con mere varianti ortografiche e di punteggiatura nelle edizioni milanesi del 1819 e 1838, in quella napoletana del 1819 e in quella veneta del 1821. Cfr. E. De Mas. Montesquieu, Genovesi e le edizioni italiane dello Spirito delle leggi, Firenze 1971, pp. 15-17, 50. Rara edizione. Esemplare molto buono.

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        An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: Drawn up from the Journals Which Were Kept by the Several Commanders, and From the Papers of Joseph Banks, Esq

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

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      William Blake, 1773. A POWERFUL EARLY WORK BY WILLIAM BLAKE, DONE IN HOMAGE TO MICHELANGELO Inscribed bottom center: CUMEA. Pen and black ink and watercolor over pencil, with a study of one of the ignudi from the Sistine Chapel ceiling on the verso: 6 ¾" x 4 ¾" . Book.

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        Mappa Geographica Regni Poloniae. Es novissimis quot quot sunt..

      Nürnberg 1773. Karte zeigt gesamt Polen mit Lithauen und Ukraine, altkoloriert, Kupferstich, 45 x 50. Zustand: Faltstelle fachmännisch restauriert

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        Orlando Furioso

      4 volumes 4to, Vol.1. [-]1, [-]2, a-g4, [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Yy4, Zz2, (last leaf blank), portrait, plates 1-12 : Vol.2. [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Kkk4, Lll2, (last leaf blank), plates 13-23 : Vol.3. [-]1, A-Z4, aa-Zz4, Aaa-Kkk4 , (last leaf blank), plates 24-35 : Vol.4. [-]1, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Hhh4, Ff-Gg4, *4, ***4, ****4, *****1 (asterisks signed as per Gaskell), plates 36-46, the engraved plates by Cipirani, Cochin, Eisen, Moreau et al., a little light foxing on some plates and consequent offsetting, fine contemporary French red morocco, triple fillet borders, floral bouquet cornerpieces, fully gilt spines in 6 compartments with green morocco labels in compartments 2 and 3, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.

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      Cassel, Copenhagen, & St. Petersburg. 1773-1775; 1775-1777; 1780-1783.. Five volumes, totaling [2,224]pp. Approximately 400,000 words. Manuscript text in a clerical hand, margins ruled in red. Folio. Uniformly bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt, spines with raised bands and richly gilt, each spine stamped in gilt with the arms of the Marquis de Verac, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Printed shelf ticket of the Bibliotheque du Chateau du Tremblay on the front pastedown of each volume. Minor shelf wear and rubbing. Very clean and neat internally. A beautiful set. A fascinating and extensive manuscript diplomatic record from the period of the American Revolution, showing the international dimensions of the Revolutionary War and the effect of the war on the diplomacy of the Great Powers of Europe. These five volumes contain the correspondence and reports of the French diplomat, the Marquis de Verac, from his posts in Germany, Denmark, and Russia during the years when the American Revolution was the preeminent diplomatic, political, and military event occupying the courts of Europe. Verac's dispatches offer tremendous insight into the views held in France, Russia, Denmark, and Germany toward the Americans and their efforts to secure their independence, and on the diplomatic history of Europe in the 1770s and 1780s. These volumes also document the beginnings of Russian- American relations, Russian attempts to mediate an end to the Revolutionary War, and the evolution of the "Armed Neutrality" proclaimed by Catherine II of Russia and subscribed to by several European states. Verac's reports contain scores of highly important diplomatic reports, offering a unique window into French and European diplomacy in the age of the American Revolution. Students of the diplomatic history of the American Revolution period have discussed the important role played by the Marquis de Verac, especially his service in Russia. See, particularly, the works of Isabel de Madariaga, Richard B. Morris, and N.N. Bolkhovitinov noted below. Those historians used original documentary material in the Correspondence Politique of the French Archives des Affaires Etrangeres. French archives suffered heavily during the years of the French Revolution, and it is quite likely that these volumes contain some correspondence from and to Verac that does not exist in the French archives. We can find no record of Verac's dispatches to and correspondence with Vergennes having been published, nor is it reproduced in B.F. STEVENS'S FACSIMILES OF MANUSCRIPTS IN EUROPEAN ARCHIVES RELATING TO AMERICA. Charles Olivier de Saint Georges, the Marquis de Verac (1743- 1828), had an active and important career in the French Foreign Ministry. He was a trusted advisor to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. As documented in these volumes, Verac served as the French minister at Cassel, Germany in 1773-75, and then in the same post in Copenhagen from 1775 to 1778. Each of those postings is documented in a single volume in this collection. Verac's most consequential service was in Russia, where he was minister plenipotentiary, and his letters and dispatches from his post at St. Petersburg for 1780-83 are contained in the final three volumes of this group. Verac's dispatches are lengthy, well-written, and informed. Each volume has the bookplate/shelf ticket of the library of the Chateau du Tremblay, the seat of the marquises of Verac. The first, second, and third volumes each begin with a manuscript entitled MEMOIRE POUR SERVIR D'INSTRUCTIONS AU SR. MARQUIS DE VERAC.... This transcribes the official instructions given to Verac as he took up his post at Cassel, Copenhagen, and St. Petersburg, respectively. When the Marquis de Verac arrived in St. Petersburg in the summer of 1780, he found himself at the center of intense diplomatic maneuvering. Russia had traditionally been sympathetic to British aims, but this perception began to change when Empress Catherine II declared the League of Armed Neutrality on February 28, 1780. While not openly favoring or recognizing American independence, its principles did certainly favor the American side in the conflict with England. The League was eventually comprised of several European states, including Denmark, Norway, and Sweden; the Netherlands, the Holy Roman Empire, Prussia, Portugal, and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. It indirectly helped the United States by placing most of Europe against Britain in terms of shipping rights during the war, arguing that "free ships" made "free goods," that neutrals had the right to use the seaports of warring nations, that blockades had to be actually enforced and not just declared on paper, and that the definition of what goods constituted contraband or articles of war should be narrowly defined. The French Foreign Minister, the Comte de Vergennes, saw the Armed Neutrality announcement as an opportunity to bring Russia into closer alliance with France and French objectives, which included American independence. When Verac arrived at St. Petersburg in the summer of 1780, the Russians were floating proposals to mediate a resolution to the conflict between the Americans, their French and Spanish allies, and England. Hoping to gain Russian support for the French cause, Verac cultivated the friendship of Count Nikolai Panin, Catherine's senior foreign policy adviser, and the two formed a rather close bond. Isabel de Madariaga writes that during this period "the impression grew in France that Russia could be relied on to protect French interests" (p.229). Verac recounts his conversations with Panin in great detail for Vergennes, and the Comte responds to Verac with instructions on how to proceed in his discussions with the Russian court. Of particular importance herein is a long dispatch from Verac to Vergennes of September 14, 1780 in which Verac recounts a conversation with Panin about a Russian proposal to mediate between England and the Americans. The proposal suggested that the individual American states might behave autonomously, deciding independently of the others whether or not they wanted to remain in confederation with Great Britain. This was a proposition which Vergennes considered seriously. Indeed, these volumes reveal the lengths to which Vergennes' diplomatic strategies were at times at odds with American interests, and which led John Adams to write to Francis Dana, the American minister in Russia, that "there is a Vulcan at Versailles whose constant employment has been to forge chains for American ministers" (quoted in Morris). Indeed, Russian mediation offers continued into 1782, and Verac reports them back to Vergennes in these dispatches. Francis Dana went to St. Petersburg as the American minister to Russia in 1781, and while he never gained official recognition from Catherine II, he remained there until 1783. Shortly after Dana's arrival, young John Quincy Adams, aged only fourteen, arrived in Russia to act as Dana's secretary. Verac records his impressions of Dana, and of the efforts of the Americans in St. Petersburg; he also reports on the bribery and intrigues that unfolded among the rival diplomatic corps in the Russian capital. Verac's reports also discuss the British representative in St. Petersburg, the energetic and effective James Harris, and his activities in the Russian court. The volume of dispatches from Copenhagen begins in September 1775 and continues to August 1777. In Copenhagen, Verac reports on a number of issues of concern to the Danes, many of which grow out of the war just beginning between England and her former colonies in America. Included among these are rumors of English plans to raid ports in the Baltic suspected of harboring American sympathizers. Danish ships, merchant and military, were being regularly harassed by the British, who believed that the Danes were sending illegal goods to the Americans, or that they might even send troops to support the rebel cause. Many of Verac's dispatches relate his meetings and conversations with the Danish Foreign Minister, Andreas Peter Bernstorff, who was a staunch advocate of neutrality on the issue of the American Revolution. There is also much on Verac's interaction with Danish nobility and military leaders, and on Danish governmental attitudes toward England. For examples, in a letter of January 7, 1777, Verac writes that in his conversation with Danish officials the situation between England and her colonies "sont un des sujets les plus frequent de nos entretiens." He goes on to write that the sentiments of many to whom he speaks are against the Americans. Verac's volume of dispatches from Cassel (and other places in Germany) begins with a letter of April 30, 1773 and continues to 1775, concluding with a long summation by Verac of his experiences over the previous two years. A substantial report of June 1773 gives Verac's observations on the military strength of the forces of the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, while another lengthy report considers the possible advantages of a commercial treaty between France and the German state. He also writes of goings on in the court of the Landgrave of Hesse, and in the Holy Roman Empire generally. In all, the volume records dozens of dispatches from Verac in Germany and sent to him from Versailles. A remarkably interesting and important collection of manuscript correspondence, recording the highest levels of French diplomacy during the American Revolution. The Marquis de Verac's dispatches and letters shed significant light on how several European nations - most importantly France and Russia - dealt with the challenges to their interests and to the European order caused by the tumult of the American Revolution. Isabel de Madariaga, BRITAIN, RUSSIA, AND THE ARMED NEUTRALITY OF 1780 (New Haven, 1962). Richard B. Morris, THE PEACEMAKERS. THE GREAT POWERS & AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE (New York, 1965). N.N. Bolkhovitinov, THE BEGINNINGS OF RUSSIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS (Cambridge, 1975).

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        Pawns in the Game

      Toronto, Canada: National Federation of Christian Laymen. Paperback. 186 pages. "... Published to expose the ramifications of the International Conspiracy which was originated by a small group of wealthy and influential men in 1773 for the purpose of ultimately obtaining undisputed control of the wealth, natural resources, and manpower of the entire world... Explains how the continuity of their Long Range Plan was assured by appointing their successors from their own entourage while still alive." - from Foreword. Author was an English-born Canadian naval officer. Sombre cover illustration depicts Soviet chess pieces moving in for the kill. Above-average external wear. Binding intact. Prior owner's name atop title page, otherwise unmarked. Lengthy errata list laid in. A rare first edition copy. Singerman 921 . Fair. 1955. First Edition.

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        Oeuvres de M. Franklin (Works of Benjamin Franklin) (Two Volume Set)

      Paris: Chez Quillau/Chez Esprit/Chez lâ&#128;&#153;Auteur, 1773. 1st Edition. Leather Bound Leather Bound. Very Good. (Science & Medicine) FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Oeuvres de M. Franklin, Docteur es Loix, Membre de lâ&#128;&#153;Academie Royale des Sciences de Paris, des Societes Royales de Londres & de Gottingue, des Societes Philosophiques dâ&#128;&#153;Edimbourg & de Rotterdam, President de la Societe Philosophique de Philadelphie, & Resident a la Cour de la Grande Bretagne pour plusieurs Colonies Britanniques Americaines. Traduites de lâ&#128;&#153;Anglois sur la Quatrieme edition par M. Barbeu DuBourg avec des additions nouvelles et des figures en Taille douce [Translation - Works of Mr. Franklin, Doctor of Laws, Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Paris, of the Royal Societies of London & Göttingen, Philosophical Societies of Edinburgh & Rotterdam, President of the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia, and Resident to the Court of Great Britain for several American British Colonies. Translated from the English edition of the Fourth by Mr. Barbeu-Dubourg with new additions and figures Intaglio]. Paris: Chez Quillau/Chez Esprit/Chez lâ&#128;&#153;Auteur, 1773. First French Edition. Two Volume Set. Large Octavo, 10.25 x 8 inches. Period full calf leather with red leather spine labels, 5 raised hubs, and decorative gold gilt tooling. Marbled endpapers. Red edge-stain to gutters. Volume I, 338 pages followed by 5 plates. Volume II, 318 pages followed by 7 plates. Previous owner name on title pages and writing on recto of back endpapers. Hinges cracking. Slight foxing and text shadowing to pages. Spines show some wear. Joints creased and worn, starting at head and foot. Boards slightly rubbed and scuffed. Edge wear with bumping and occasional chipping. Handsome set. Very Good condition overall. <br><br> Jacques Barbeu-Dubourgâ&#128;&#148;a French physician, botanist, writer, translator and publisherâ&#128;&#148;was a keen follower of the work of Benjamin Franklin, and they maintained a regular friendly correspondence. He translated some of Franklin&#39;s early experimental work into French and published it in Gazette d&#39;Epidaure, his medical journal. Barbeu-Dubourg later went on to publish his French translation of Franklinâ&#128;&#153;s Experiments and Observations on Electricity, considered the most important scientific book of 18th-century America. The French edition is more comprehensive than the English edition with new additions provided by Franklin. <br><br> Due to weight, extra shipping may be necessary. Must ship priority for international order.

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        The Philosophical Works. Methodized, and made English, from the Originals. With occasional notes by Peter Shaw. 3 Bde.

      London, Knapton, 1773.. 4°, Ledereinband. LXXIX/603, III-V/602, 26 Bl./590 (recte 594), LXX/632 S. Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung. - Gibson 250. Lowndes 93: This edition does not contain the whole of Lord Bacon's works. (The translator has extensively altered Lord Bacon's arrangement by way of improving it.) - Neben der englischen Werkausgabe von 1730 die zweite englische Ausgabe überhaupt. - Die beiden im Bd. I am Ende zwischengeb. Blätter enthalten eine Widmung des Herausgebers Peter Shaw für Horatio Walpole. - Vorsätze mit Exlibris. Vereinzelt etw. fleckig und mit Wurmspuren, Bd. I am Ende wasserrandig. Insgesamt innen sauber.

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        Materialien und Dokumente, Reihe 2: Nicolaus Ludwig Graf von Zinzendorf. Leben und Werk in Quellen und Darstellungen. Herausgegeben von Erich Beyreuther und Gerhard Meyer. Band I-VIII: August Gottlieb Spangenberg, Leben des Herrn Nikolaus Ludwig Grafen von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf. 8 Bde. in 4 Bänden.

      Olms Verlag, Barby -75. Reprint: Hildesheim 1971. Mit einem Vorwort von Gerhard Meyer. 1773 - VII/[118]/2258 S. ZINZENDORF, MATERIALIEN UND DOKUMENTE, REIHE 2 Band 1-8 Band I/II. Barby 1773 - 1775. Reprint: Hildesheim 1971. Mit einem Vorwort von Gerhard Meyer. VII/[118]/1 - 393 S. Leinen. ISBN 978-3-487-04043-1 &#128; 99,50 Band III/IV. Barby 1773 - 1775. Reprint: Hildesheim 1971. 396 - 1158 S. Leinen. ISBN 978-3-487-04044-8 &#128; 99,50 Band V/VI. Barby 1773 - 1775. Reprint: Hildesheim 1971. 1159 - 1852 S. Leinen. ISBN 978-3-487-04045-5 &#128; 99,50 Band VII/VIII. Barby 1773 - 1775. Reprint: Hildesheim 1971. 1853 - 2258 S. mit Register. Leinen. ISBN 978-3-487-04046-2 &#128; 99,50 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Westiana: A Catalogue of the Curious and truly Valuable Library of the late James West, Esq; President of the Royal Society

      ...digested by Samuel Paterson. Which...will be sold by Auction, by Mess. Langford...on Monday, the 29th of March 1773, and the Twenty-three following Days... viii, 239 (i.e. 235) pp. 8vo, cont. French red morocco, triple gilt fillet round sides, flat spine richly gilt, a.e.g. [London]: 1773. The second of the auction catalogues prepared for the sale of the library of James West. This is a splendid copy bound in contemporary French red morocco and entirely ruled in red (including the title-page) with prices in a contemporary hand. This copy belonged to the famous book collector Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), who has characteristically recorded on the free front flyleaf the price, date and place of purchase as well as signed it. West (1704-73), treasurer of the Inner Temple and President of the Royal Society, formed a collection of printed books "exceedingly rich in early English ones. It contained no fewer than thirty-four Caxtons, and a large number of works from the presses of Lettou, Machlinia, the anonymous &#39;Scole mayster&#39; of St. Albans, Wynkyn de Worde, Pynson, and the rest of the old English typographers, many of which were unique copies. His manuscripts were exceptionally interesting and valuable."-Fletcher, English Book Collectors, p. 205-(& see pp. 203-07). His library was also strong in scientific, historical, and philosophical works as well as books dealing with law and crime. West bought at all the great sales and dispersals in England for nearly fifty years, including those of Rawlinson, Harley, and Folkes. West also formed large collections of prints, drawings, paintings, medals and coins, and an important natural history cabinet. Upon his death, the collections were consigned to a general auctioneer, Messrs. Langford, who were a stone&#39;s-throw from West&#39;s house and experienced in selling anything and everything. Langford&#39;s prepared a catalogue of the library but suppressed it within a week due to its inferior and chaotic cataloguing and modest appearance. Samuel Paterson, the great auctioneer and cataloguer, was called in to produce a fresh catalogue, under the auspices of Messrs. Langford, intended to be more worthy of the library&#39;s fame. Paterson&#39;s catalogue -- the present one -- merged all the books. The number of lots was increased from 3796 to 4653 and the cataloguing was far superior (the compiler of the first catalogue disliked titles in German and had only a slight knowledge of the older books). The sale, with Paterson officiating, brought nearly 3000 pounds which was a very great event for the time. All the great English collectors of the period were buyers including Bindley, Wodhull, Dr. Askew, Dr. Hunter, George Mason, Thomas Crofts, and C.M. Cracherode. A very fine copy. &#10087; De Ricci, pp. 51-53, 55-57, 66, & 72. R. Charles Lucas, "Book-Collecting in the Eighteenth Century: The Library of James West" in The Library, 5th Series, Vol. 3 (1949), pp. 265-78. .

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