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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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        A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals . to which are prefixed a history of the language, and an English grammar. Fourth edition, revised by the author

      London: Printed for W. Strahan, for W. Strahan, J. & F. Rivington, Etc , 1773. Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 17 x 10 1/2 inches. This edition revised by Johnson. 1250 copies were printed?. Titles printed in red & black,signatures complete, ( A1-D31), 8 leaves torn along margin with loss of lettering or word. pages torn are ff, 7x, 9e, 12h, 21i, 24e, 24ff. Rebacked, ( not recently ) retaining the original boards, raised bands, leather title label. Boards scuffed, but refurbished. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, gutter margin showing in a couple of places, text bloch solid. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice solid copy. . Fourth Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Description méthodique d'une collection des 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, le Minéralisateur qui s'y rencontre, & la quantité de métal qu'elle produit.

      Paris, Didot jeune/ Knapen, 1773. 8vo (195 x 125mm). pp. xxxii, 299, (3), (2, Approbation, Privilege). Old vellum, spine with recent red label. Lacking half title and frontispiece. 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. //Provenance: Old duplicate of the Geological Society of London with their stamp on title.//Hoover 690; Ward and Carozzi 1908.

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        Practische bürgerliche Baukunst mit den Haupt- und Specialrissen und Gesimslehren, zum gemeinnützlichen Gebrauch für Bauliebhaber, Zimmerleute, Maurer, Tischler etc

      76 finely engraved plates (several folding or double-page) & four finely engraved headpieces. 7 leaves; 4 leaves; 4 leaves; 4 leaves. 4to, cont. green boards (a little faded). Nuremberg: C.G. Hauffe, 1773. Second edition, greatly enlarged, of this notable work on domestic architecture; it was one of the standard works in Germany in the second half of the 18th century. Steingrüber (1702-87), was active in designing and overseeing the construction of a number of churches, towers, public buildings including town halls and hospitals, as well as many private houses. He served as "Bau-Inspector" for the Margrave of Brandenburg and is largely responsible for the splendid public and private buildings of Ansbach in Bavaria. The fine engravings depict floor plans, cross-sections of houses and public buildings, decorative entrances, plans for interiors of churches, store fronts, panelling in rooms, decorative elements, etc., etc. Fine copy. Old faint library stamp on title. .

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        Uffizio della Settimana Santa colle rubriche volgari, argomenti de' salmi, spiegazione delle cerimonie e misteri, con osservazioni sacre e riflessioni divote.

      Venezia, Baglioni, 1773 - In 16mo; pp. 573. Sheepskin. Gilt decorations on both sides and on spine. Cm. 16 x 10. Tears on spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VERSI SCIOLTI E RIMATI DI DORILLO DAFNEIO P.A., Parma, Stamperia Reale, 1773

      - 14 x 20,5, stupenda legatura bodoniana piena pelle con titoli in oro al dorso, ottime condizioni, pp. 137 con dedica iniziale alle altezze reali dell'Infante di Spagna D. FERDINANDO I, duca di Parma, Piacenza e Guastalla. Bellissimi i fregi, 21 vignette , 9 cul-de-lamp e finalini calcografici. Vedi Brooks n. 40

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        Observations sur les commencemens de la société. Traduit de l'Anglois d'après la seconde Édition.

      Chez Arkstée & Merkus,, A Amsterdam, 1773 - In-12° (169x102mm), pp. XXIV, 423, (2), legatura coeva p. vitello marmorizzato con titolo in oro su tassello rosso e fregi floreali e vegetali in oro su dorso a nervetti. Tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate. Piccola vignetta al titolo. Fresco esemplare. Prima edizione in lingua francese, assai rara, nella traduzione di Jean Baptiste Suard (1732-1817), delle "Observations concerning the Distinction of Ranks in Society" (London, 1771), opera al confine tra la storia e il pensiero politico sull'evoluzione delle classi sociali e il loro incidere nel costituirsi delle società umane. Il libro è uno degli incunaboli del moderno determinismo economico e del materialismo storico di stampo marxiano, con la sua tesi per cui tutti i rapporti sociali, anche le relazioni tra i sessi, sono determinati dal sistema economico. L'autore discorre della condizione delle donne, della famiglia e del matrimonio in relazione alle varie società, degli effetti della ricchezza e dell'agricoltura, della giurisdizione paterna, delle tribù e delle autorità che le governano presso i popoli cosiddetti non civilizzati, dei poteri del sovrano, dello schiavismo, etc. Il Millar (Shotts, 1735-Glasgow, 1801), economista, giurista, filosofo e storico, fu professore di diritto civile all'Università di Glasgow e amico di David Hume, del cui pensiero egli profondamente risentì. Evidente, nelle sue opere, anche l'influsso delle dottrine economiche e sociali di Adam Smith. Cfr. Jean Mondot, Diderot, Raynal et les Lumières écossaises, In Lumières, 2004, n. 3, p. 57 (rileva l'influenza dell'opera del Millar su Diderot e Raynal nelle loro tesi in merito alla schiavitù). Conlon, Siècle des Lumières, 73:1070. Quérard, France Littéraire, VI, 131. IESS, X, 348-349. Cfr. (edizioni inglesi): Kress, 6805. Higgs, 5330. Goldsmiths', 10712. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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        Praelectiones in duodecim libros Codicis Justiniani Imp

      Venetiis: Excudebat Petrus Valvasensis, 1773. ril pergamena coeva. Molto buono (Very Good). Folio. quib. leges omnes, et authenticae perpetua ferie explicantur, mores hodierni inferuntur, & quid fit juris antiqui, novi, & novissimi enodatur, ac breviter exponitur. Editio novissima ad exemplarium veterum formam exacta; sed mendis, quibus priora bellica, Batavaque exemplariascatebant, ingenti cura et studio espurgata, et Summariis, Indicibusque locupletata. Cui accedunt Commentarius in quinque et viginti digestorum Libros, Institutiones Imperiales erotematibus distinctae atque explicatae; nec non Jus Publicum, quo arcana & jura Principis exponuntur, ejusdem Auctoris: omnia tribus Tomis comprehensa. Tomus Primus. Tomus Secundus. Tomus Tertius. Antonio Perez (Alfaro 1583 - Louvain 1672 Pagine in ottimo stato con testatine e capilettera. Pergamene fiorite e con macchie, cuffie, labbri e angoli usurati e con piccole mancanze

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        Kleines jüdisch-deutsches Worterbuch in welchem alle, den Juden entweder eigene, oder aus der hebräischen und rabbinischen Sprache entlehnte, der deutschen Mundart gemäss inflectirte Worter, mit ihrer wahren Bedeutung, wie auch sonderbaren Redensarten, Sprichwörtern u. dgl. deren sich die Juden, um von den Christen nicht verstanden zu werden, unter einander zu gebrauchen pflegen, nebst einigen beygefugten Erklärungen ihrer verschiedenen Gebräuche, Fast-und Festtagen, Monate, u. dgl. enthalten sind. Zum Nutzen und Gebrauch des Publikum, insonderheit derjenigen, welche Geschäfts- und Handelswegen, oder aus andern Ursachen, mit den Juden, einen Umgang zu pflegen bemüssiget sind.

      Prag, J. A. Hagen, 1773.. 8°, circa 18 x 11,7 cm. 167 SS., 45 Bll. Pappe d. Zt.. Ave-Lallement III, 224; nicht bei De Backer/S. und Fürst. Seltenes jiddisch-deutsches Wörterbuch mit vielen zusätzlichen Erklärungen zur jüdischen Kultur und einem kuriosen linguistischen Vorwort, in dem der Jesuit Tirsch (1733-1788) die Theorie formuliert, die besondere Umgangssprache der Juden sei absichtlich aus deutschen und hebräischen Elementen "verworren", damit die weder verstehen könne, wer die deutsche, noch wer die hebräische Sprache beherrsche, "damit sie die Christen desto füglicher täuschen, bevortheilen, sie ohne Scham verfluchen, und verwünschen können". Der Text kam im selben Jahr unter verschiedenen Titeln heraus, ist jedoch in allen Varianten gleichermassen selten. - Tirsch war Professor der hebräischen Sprache und zugleich Zensor fur hebräische Druckwerke in Prag. - Etwas gebräunt, teils fleckig, hübsches Exlibris um 1900. Berieben.

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        Dialogues sur la Peinture. Seconde Edition, enrichie de notes.

      Imprimé chez Tartouillis - A Paris, Imprimé chez Tartouillis, non daté (1773). Faux-titre, Titre, 166 pages et (1ff). 1 volume in-8 (20*12 cm) relié plein veau d'époque, triple filets dorés en encadrement sur les plats, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre. Coins légèrement emoussés, légers frottements, et un petit travail de vers sur 2cm au mors du 2ème plat. Belle reliure d'époque dans l'ensemble. Bon état intérieur. Ouvrage anonyme, attribué à Renou, peintre du Roi et critique d'Art du XVIIIè. Ecrit sous forme de Dialogue, l'ouvrage est un violent pamphlet raillant la décoration de Louveciennes par Fragonard. "Renou la dénonce comme l'exemple même du " tartouillis " en vogue auprès des ignorants : retirés (et repris par l'artiste), les panneaux de Louveciennes sont remplacés par 4 compositions de Vien. Fragonard semble durement touché par les critiques" (Source Larousse). Rarissime.

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        Geschichte des Lebens, der Marter und der Wunderwerke des heiligen Johannes von Nepomuck Domherrn zu Prag, wie auch vieler Gnaden, welche von Gott durch die Fuerbitte dieses Heiligen sind verliehen worden. Aus den Prozessen seiner Heiligsprechung, italiänisch zu Rom 1729, heite 1773 aber zu Wien deutsch verfaßt.

      Wien, Ghelen, Ehelenschen Buchhandlung 1773 - Der Einband ist in sehr gutem/fast neuwertigem Zustand. Das Buch wurde offensichtlich später neu gebunden. Der Buchblock ist auf den ersten und letzten Seiten etwas stockfleckig. Zusatzinformationen: [Bartolomeo Antonio Passi]. Herausgegeben durch Franzen Christoph von Scheyb auf Gauböckelheim, Patrizius zu Konstanz, Nied. Oest. Landschaft- und Standessekretarn, ., Frontisp. (Portr.), 8 ?, Autopsie nach Ex. der SUB Göttingen, Geschichte des Lebens, der Marter und der Wunderwerke des heiligen Johannes von Nepomuck Domherrn zu Prag, wie auch vieler Gnaden, welche von Gott durch die Fürbitte dieses Heiligen sind verliehen worden ; Aus den Prozessen seiner Heiligsprechung, Italiänisch zu Rom 1729, heute 1773 aber zu Wien deutsch verfaßt , La istoria della vita, del martirio, e de miracoli di S. Giovanni Nepomuceno 472 S. Deutsch 560g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Halle, J.J. Gebauer Witwe und J. J. Gebauer, 1774-1792. Volumes 1-26 (bound in 13 volumes). 8vo (190 x 120mm). With 126 engraved plates of which 78 finely hand-coloured. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorated spines (some bindings a bit worn).

      30 volumes were published of this important natural history periodical. The first 13 volumes were edited by J.E.I. Walch and the remaining volumes by J.C.D. Schreber. Numerous famous naturalists contributed such as J.S. Schröter, J.F. Gmelin, J.E. Walch, C. Kleemann, De Geer and J. Schreber. The periodical contains many Cook related contributions, as well as first descriptions of shells of Australia and New Zealand. Find below a list of the most important items. WALCH, J.E.I. Beschreibung einiger neuentdeckten Conchylien. pp. 33-56, with 1 engraved hand-coloured plate. (vol. 4)/This is the first part of five (for the other 4 parts see * below) describing the collection of the Prince of Schwarzenburg-Rudolstadt. The shells were acquired from Banks and Solander (von den Herren, Bancks und Solander, durch Umtausch erhandelt p. 33). The Opal Top Shell (Cantharidus opalus) here described and illustrated is according to Andrews p. 47 probably the first New Zealand animal to feature in a published book. According to Dance p. 69 this is the first published illustration of a New Zealand mollusc. A complete set of all 5 parts is very rare./ /[PARKINSON, S]. Die Pflanzen der Insel Outahitée aus der Parkinsonischen Reisebeschreibung gezogen, und mit Anmerkungen erläuteret von Z. pp. 220-258, with 2 engraved plates. (vol. 4)/Rare first German edition of Parkinson's list of Tahitian plants. It was published in his 'Journal of a voyage to the South Seas' in 1773. The 2 plates show the breadfruit and mulberry. The translator indicated as 'Z' is most probably Friedrich August Zorn von Plobsheim.//[ZORN VON PLOBSHEIM, F.A.]. Beschreibung einiger seltenen Conchylien aus der Sammlung der naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Danzig. pp. 151-168, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate (vol. 7)/The work describes the shells from Cook's voyage in the collection of the Natural History Society of Danzig. The shells were acquired from the shell dealer George Humphrey. "As a result some 167 shells reached the Danzig Society in 1774, including many from New Zealand, and Zorn von Plobsheim described and illustrated part of the collection in 'Der Naturforscher' in 1775" (Andrews p. 48). The Danzig Natural History Society was an exclusive group with a limit of 20 members whose interest were in the physical and life sciences. Bank, Solander and Forster were later admitted as honorary members (see also Andrews p. 48).//*WALCH, J.E.I. Beschreibung einiger neu entdeckten Conchylien. Drittes Stück (printing error must be Zweites). pp. 149-162, with 1 folding hand-coloured plate (vol. 8)//SPENGLER, L. Abhandlung von den Conchylien der Südsee überhaupt und einigen neuen Arten derselben insbesondere. pp. 145-168, with 2 hand-coloured engraved double-page plates showing 11 shells. (vol. 9)/The first uniquely Australian shell to be portrayed in a scientific publication. A very important paper describing and illustrating shells collected on Cook's Endeavour voyage. Dance and Andrews both erroneously mention the "Resolution" but Spengler clearly states that the shells were from the first voyage. 'Humphry distributed his purchases widely and one result of his commercial acumen was the publication of an article by Lorenz Spengler in 1776 describing and illustrating some shells brought back in the Resolution. Two characteristic New Zealand species, Cookia sulcata Gmelin and Maurea punctulata Martyn, were among those illustrated. And the 'Hercules Club'(Pyrazus ebeninus Bruguière) became the first uniquely Australian shell to be portrayed in a scientific publication" (Dance, p. 70).//*WALCH, J.E.I. Beschreibung einiger neu entdeckten Conchylien. Drittes Stück. pp. 188-204, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. (vol. 9)//*WALCH, J.E.I. Beschreibung einiger seltenen und zum Theil neu entdeckten Conchylien. Viertes Stück. pp. 74-85, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. (Vol. 10)//SOLANDER, D. Abhandlung von dem Mordwurm, und von der dadurch verursachten Krankheit. Uebersetzt von J.A.E. Goeze. pp. 183-204. (Vol. 11)/Daniel Solander (1733 -1782) was a Swedish naturalist who went on the first Cook voyage and was the first university educated scientist to set foot on Australian soil. This paper is a German translation of his scientific paper on 'Furia infernalis', a parasite causing skin disease. It was first published in Latin in the Nova Acta Upsaliensis in 1773. Linnaeus used Solander's description of this 'worm' in the 10th edition of his 'Systema Naturae' (1758).//*WALCH, J.E.I. Beschreibung einiger seltnen und zum Theil neu entdeckten Conchylien. Fünftes Stück. pp. 86-90, with 1 engraved hand-coloured plate. (Vol. 13)//HERMANN, J. Erster Brief über einige Conchylien an den Herausgeber. pp.50-56, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. (Vol. 16)/See comment second letter below.//SPENGLER, L. Beschreibung zwoer seltenen neuen Gattungen Südländischer Conchylien. pp. 24-31, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. (vol. 17)/In 1782 Spengler described the 'greater wavedlip bell or Nonpareil of New Zealand'. And the 'lesser wavedlip bell', two familiar New Zealand shells now commonly known as the equally perplexing Large and Small Ostrichfoot (Andrews, pp. 48-49).//HERMANN, J. Zweeter Brief über einige Conchylien an der Herausgeber. pp. 126-156, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate. (vol. 17)/The first valid description of a New Zealand shell. "Here we learn that Spengler, Zorn von Plobsheim and Chemnitz were engaged in a debate over the identity of the 'Brown deep mussel from New Zealand'. This matter was to be settled later by Johann Hermann from Strasburg, a widely published naturalist who in 1782 described and illustrated 'Mytilus impactus' found ín Oceano Australi', thus giving us the first valid scientific description of a New Zealand shell" (Andrews, p. 49). //CHEMNITZ, J. H. Von den Südländischen Conchylien, welche sich in der Sammlung des Herrn Pastors Chemnitz in Kopenhagen befindet und bey den Cookischen Seereisen gesammlet worden. pp. 177-208, with 1 hand-coloured engraved plate (vol. 19)/"Johann Chemnitz was another German-born collector of long standing and pastor to the German garrison parish in Copenhagen. In his research for exotic shells from the South Seas he had secured the help of the English Consul-General and on a visit to Sweden he was able to hear more about molluscs collected on the second voyage from Sparrman, Forster's able assistant. In London Fabricius acted as agent for Chemnitz, purchasing 10 guineas worth of shells from Humphrey, thus enabling Chemnitz to join the growing list of authors who published on New Zealand shells in 'Der Naturforscher'". (Andrews p. 49)//See S.P. Dance, A history of shell collecting & J.R.H. Andrews, The Southern Ark. Zoological Discovery in New Zealand 1769-1900.

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        Mémoire sur les Opinions qui partagent les Militaires, suivi du Traité des Armes Défensives, corrigé et augmenté.

      Paris, Claude-Antoine Jombert, 1773 - Octavo. (192 × 133mm). Contemporary half vellum on marbled boards, tan morocco label. One plate torn without loss, light foxing and browning, a little rubbed externally, but overall very good. 4 folding plates. First Edition thus. Maizeroy was, despite the claims of Guichard, the most important expert of his time on the art of war in antiquity. He pursued the "scholarly study of Greek and Roman warfare, which he compared with, and brought to bear on, modern warfare. Throughout history. war conveyed clear lessons, provided it was seriously studied. "The theory of the Greeks was fixed, certain and uniform, because it was treasured up in methodical treatises." No change could affect the universal fundamentals of the art of war. The search for the perfect system of tactics is. the principal theme in Maizeroy's writings. the principles of tactics were not only universally valid but also based upon a rigorous and precise rationale of mathematics" (Gat The Origins of Military Thought, pp. 40–41). The present work discusses current thinking on column and line, grand manoeuvres, artillery and the role of the defensive with reference to Saxe, Folard, Guibert, and others. Brief notices of the Battles of Prestonpans and Falkirk. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LA PERFECTA CASADA

      Salvador Fauli, Valencia 1773 - Por el maestro Fray Luis de León de la obra de S. Agustín. Séptima impresión nuevamente ilustrada y corregida por Fray Luis Galiana. 8º. Portada, 15 h. 252 p. 11 h. de índice. Plena piel en tafilete rojo de época, tejuelo, lomo cuajado en oro, planos con grecas en oro. Cortes dorados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nos D. Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana, por la gracia de Dios, y de la Santa Sede Apostólica Arzobispo de Toledo, Primado de las Españas, Chanciller Mayor de Castilla, Caballero Gran Cruz de la Real, y distinguida Orden Española de Carlos III del Consejo de S.M. A todos los Fieles de este nuestro Arzobispado.

      Joachin Ibarra, Impresor de Cámara de S. M. y de la Dignidad Arzobispal, Madrid 1773 - Folio M, 76 p. Plena piel, cortes dorados. - Trata de la expulsión de la Compañía de Jesús. Texto en castellano y latín a dos columnas. Raro impreso de Ibarra en gran papel del que se harían muy pocos ejemplares. La Sala registra en el nº 0327 un ejemplar que bien pudiera ser este, aunque no cita a Lorenzana y si ¿Breve de S. S. Clemente XIV sobre la expulsión de los Jesuitas de España¿. Rarísimo. [No Palau] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Description of Three Hundred Animals . Viz. Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, and Insects. With a Particular Account of the Manner of Their Catching of Whales in Greenland

      Printed for H. Woodfall, 1773-01-01. 10th. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. Contemporary calf boards, rebacked spine. 18 cm. Many handsome woodblock plates throughout (the book calls them copper engraved, but this appears specious.) Engraved frontispiece. 227 p. Minor soiling. Juvenal zoology/science. Boreman was one of the first English children's book publishers. "for the History of Children’s Books is evident as they are the forerunners of the Lilliputian Magazine published by Newberry in 1752. There is no doubt that few of these children’s treasures have survived, as they were thumbed to piecesin the longyears that have elapsed since their publication". (Gumuchian, 4088).

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        CHARACTERISTICKS OF MEN, MANNERS, OPINIONS, TIMES. IN THREE VOLUMES

      Birmingham, England: John Baskerville, 1773. half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped spine with five raised bands. Baskerville, John. 8vo. half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped spine with five raised bands. vi, 364; 443+(1); (ii), 410 pages with unpaginated index. 3 Volumes. Fifth edition (Gaskell 49; Pardoe 127, 146). Preface, list of the contents of each volume, index at conclusion of third volume. First published in 1711, Characteristicks is a collection of five previously-published essays with five newly-written chapters seeking to clarify his earlier thoughts. Shaftesbury (1671-1713) was a moral philosopher educated in part by John Locke. Each volume with engraved frontispiece. Emblem on general title, vignettes on volume titles and in text, signed Gribelin, except for the last, signed Matthæis and Gribelin. Rubbing and scuffing at edges. Light foxing throughout text. Well preserved set.

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        C. Crispus Sallustus; et L. Annaeus Florus

      Birminghamiae: Joannis Baskerville. 1773. "First Baskerville edition, 4to, pp. [4], 317; collating as in Gaskell though lacking final blank leaf (2R4); title-page with star and lozenge rule; old signature on title-p. of ""Francis North, 1777"" (Francis North, the first Earl of Guilford (1704-1790) and member of Parliament, for whom see DNB); with the Earl of Guilford armorial bookplate; edges rubbed, binding lightly soiled else a very good copy in a nice contemporary binding of full red roan, triple-rule gilt border on covers with small fleurons in the corners, smooth gilt spine elaborately gilt, green morocco labels, a.e.g., and contained in a maroon cloth slipcase. Gaskell 51."

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        LES QUATRE PARTIES DU JOUR, POEME EN VERS LIBRES. Suivi de L'AGRICULTURE, Poème.

      Alex Le Prieur 1773 - A Paris, chez P. Alex Le Prieur, 1773. Poème dédié à Monseigneur le Comte de Provence. 1 volume in-8, 44 pp. Avec 4 vignettes en taille-douce signée EISEN, gravées par Baquoy, et 4 beaux fleurons. Relié avec : ROSSET Pierre François. L'AGRICULTURE, Poème. 1774. Sans éditeur, vraisemblablement le même que l'ouvrage précédent. 259 pp. Mentionné "Seconde édition", alors que l'originale est bien de 1774. Poème en 6 chants précédés d'un "Discours sur le poème géorgique", et suivis d'observations, et illustrés chacun d'une vignette. Les 2 ouvrages sont reliés en un vol. in-8, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné de caissons et pièce de titre de cuir rouge. Manque aux extrémités des coiffes, mors supérieur fendu sur 3 cm, coins frottés, reliure état d'usage mais solide. Intérieur frais. Très belles gravures d'Eisen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        C. Crispus Sallustus; et L. Annaeus Florus.

      Joannis Baskerville, Birminghamiae 1773 - First Baskerville edition, 4to, pp. [4], 317; collating as in Gaskell though lacking final blank leaf (2R4); title-page with star and lozenge rule; old signature on title-p. of "Francis North, 1777" (Francis North, the first Earl of Guilford (1704-1790) and member of Parliament, for whom see DNB); with the Earl of Guilford armorial bookplate; edges rubbed, binding lightly soiled else a very good copy in a nice contemporary binding of full red roan, triple-rule gilt border on covers with small fleurons in the corners, smooth gilt spine elaborately gilt, green morocco labels, a.e.g., and contained in a maroon cloth slipcase. Gaskell 51. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beautifully printed Colonial Insurance Document assuring protection against <I>"Seas, Men of War, Fires, Enemies, Pirates, Rovers, Theives, Jettisons...and all other Perils, Losses and Misfortunes...."</I> for ship captained by William Wyer, later a prisoner in the notorious British prison ship "Old Jersey" - signed by merchant and future Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Wharton, Jr

      Partly printed document, one page, 13" x 16.5", Philadelphia, December 4, 1773. In part, "Whereas We Reynell & Coates as well in Our Name, as for and in the Name and Names of all and every other Person or Persons, to whom the same doth, may or shall appertain, in Part or in all doth make Assurance and causeth Ourselves and them and every of them to be Insured, lost or not lost, at and from the port of Philadelphia To Newbury Port in New England upon all Kinds of lawful Goods and Merchandizes, loaden or to be loaden aboard the good Schooner called the Polly whereof is Master for this present voyage William Wyer...Touching the Adventures and Perils, which we the Assurers are contented to bear, and to take upon us in the Voyage, they are, of the Seas, Men of War, Fires, Enemies, Pirates, Rovers, Theives, Jettisons...and all other Perils, Losses and Misfortunes...." Thomas Wharton, Jr, has handwritten ad signed the £100 insurance: "One hundred Pounds Tho Wharton jun for Anty Stocker." Wharton

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        Angling Sports: in Nine Eclogues. A new attempt to intoduce a more pleasing variety and mixture of subjects and characters into Pastoral etc et. BOUND WITH Phineas Fletcher, Piscatory Dialogues with other miscellanies, illustrated with notes, critical and explanatory, 1771

      Edward and Charles Dilly and A. Kincaid and W. Creech, London and Edinburgh 1773 - 2 vols bound in 1. Third edition of first work; First edition of second work. 8vo. pp, xxxvii, (vi),136. viii, 151, (iv). Half titles to both vols present. Engraved frontis. to vol 1. Engraved vignette on title of the second volume. Both volumes complete in all respects. Eighteenth century full calf, raised bands, morocco title label. A little wear to extremities but an excellent copy. Very fresh and clean and tight internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettera del canonico Ang. Maria Bandini sopra i principi, e progetti della Biblioteca Laurenziana, scritta in occasione di essere stati trasferiti nella medesima i Codici Orientali, che si conservavano nel Real Palazzo. Si aggiunge un'esatta notizia de' Codici più insigni, per uso degli eruditi forestieri che qui concorrono.

      - Firenze, nella Stamperia Allegrini, Pisoni, e Comp., 1773, in-12 piccolo, br. coeva in carta giallina, pp. 106, [2], l'ultima carta bianca. Mancanza all'angolo inferiore esterno d'una carta (margine bianco): ottime condizioni. Ex-libris Piero Gerini. Raro e importante. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      London, 1773. Engraved map, 325 x 360 mm., original folds; small repaired tear to right-hand margin without loss; in fine condition. Cook charts Queensland. The earliest charting of the coast of Queensland, commemorating one of the most memorable passages of Cook&#39;s first voyage. This map, prepared by Cook himself, details the tracks and anchorages of the {i Endeavour} as the expedition sailed north along the coastline in 1770. Far North Queensland was a difficult passage for the {i Endeavour} of course: the ship ran aground on a shoal near the Hope Isles and required numerous repairs at Endeavour River. The expedition&#39;s naturalists, Joseph Banks, Herman Spöring and Daniel Solander, used the delay as an opportunity to collect Australian flora for European study. Cook&#39;s chart, which was published in this form for Hawkesworth&#39;s official account of the first voyage (see catalogue number XX), shows the exact spot of the reef where the ship went aground, as well as "Endeavour River, where we beached the ship". The track to Cape York, including the passage through Providential Channel, is marked. The original manuscript version from which this was prepared, now in the British Library, is reproduced in {i Historical Records of NSW} (1893, plate 6).

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        View of the Endeavour Beached at Endeavour River].

      London: 1773 - Copper engraved view from the first edition of Cook's Voyages, with no caption beneath. Image size 47x21 cm w/ good margins beyond the plate marks. Contemporary folds flattened, very nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Commentarius Historicus Et Dogmaticus De Sacramentis, in Genere Et in Specie, Quo Defenduntur Veritates Catholicæ Contra Antiquos Et Recentiores Hæreticos: .: . . His Adduntur Dissertationes De Censuris, De Irregularitatibus, Et De Indulgentiis, Exactæ Ad Veterem Et Hodiernam Ecclesiæ Disciplinam. Auctore Gaspare Juenin

      Venetiis : Sumptibus Societatem [Sic] 1773 - Ab innumeris mendis sedulo expurgata. Printed with 2 columns per page. Half-title: Juenin De sacrementis in genere, et specie. Editio novissima Veneta post sextam Lugdunensem. Physical desc. : XX, 602, [1] p. ; fol. Subject: Sacraments - Catholic Church - Early works to 1800. Language: Latin. Very good in the original full [limp] vellum. Minor generalized wear to extremities of covers, with insignificant external stamps and dust-dulling. Internally, altogether clean and quite sound. A very good copy. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 4 Kg. 602 pp. Editio novissima Veneta post sextam Lugdunensem

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        Histoire sommaire de la ville de Bayeux. Précédée d'un discours préliminaire sur le diocèse de ce nom.

      A Caen, chez Manoury 1773 - in-8, LII-236-73-[1] pp., veau blond, dos à nerfs orné de frises et de fleurons dorés, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, dentelle intérieure (Belz-Niedrée). Petites griffures sur les plats, un coin émoussé, mors restaurés. Qqs rousseurs. L'Histoire sommaire est suivie d'un Avertissement, dans lequel Beziers a ajouté deux pièces sur l'histoire de Bayeux. La première est le Procès-verbal des ravages commis par les protestants en 1562 et 1563 dans la ville et la cathédrale. La seconde est le pouillé connut sous le nom de Livre Pelut, le plus ancien pouillé du diocèse de Bayeux. Sans les pages d'errata indiquées dans Frère. Bon exemplaire dans une reliure signée. Frère, I, 104.

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        Dictionnaire Portatif, Francois Et Hollandois . Et Augmentee . Dictionnaire Portatif, François Et Hollandois . Huitième Édition, Corrigée . Et Augmentée . (Neder-Duitsch En Fransch Woorden-Boek)

      Abraham Blusse En Zoon 1773 - Subjects: MARIN, Pieter. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt-titled spine, raised bands with gilt-decoration. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 816 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erleichterte Arzneykraeuter-Wissenschaft. Nebst sechs Kupfertafeln mit ausgemahlten Abbildungen. Neue und vermehrte Auflage.

      - Regensburg 1773. 4to. pp. (8), 234, (14), with 6 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, red & green gilt lettered label. Stafleu & Cowan 10.472. Second edition of this rather scarce work on medical plants. Jacob Christian Schaeffer (1718-1790) was a Bavarian clergyman, who wrote a number of superbly illustrated natural history works. Brown staining at the upper margin, else a fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung von der Ausziehung des grauen Staars.

      Vandenhoeck,, Göttingen, 1773 - Göttingen, Vandenhoeck, 1773. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 216 S. Schlichter Pappband der Zeit. Hirsch-H. IV, 980. - Erste Ausgabe. Richters Schrift war eine Ermutigung an die Chirurgen sich der Staroperation anzunehmen, die bis dahin meist von umherziehenden sogenannten Augenärzten praktiziert wurden. - Es fehlt die Kupfertafel. Papier leicht gebräunt. Vorsätze stark gebräunt. Pappband fleckig und bestossen. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel métallotechnique, ou Recueil de Secrets & de curiosités sur les métaux & les minéraux, appliqué aux arts & aux métiers.

      Chez Arkstée & Merhus 1773 - Ouvrage traduit de l'Allemand de M. Silberman, de l'Académie des Curieux de la Nature & de l'Art, 1 vol. in-12 reliure d'époque, Chez Arkstée & Merhus, Leipsick, Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris, 1773, faux-titre, titre, vj-473 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. (errata) Rare exemplaire de ce manuel dont Conlon signale que "l'original et le traducteur sont inconnus". Conlon, XVII, 147 (reliure frottée restaurée avec fente en dos, manques en coiffes, bon état intérieur). Ce titre est absent du catalogue de la BNF, on ne trouve que deux exemplaires recensés au CCFR. Ward & Carozzi, 2052 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA POLITIQUE NATURELLE OU DISCOURS SUR LES VRAIS PRINCIPES DU GOUVERNEMENT (PAR UN ANCIEN MAGISTRAT)

      Londres Marc-Michel Rey 1773 - , 2 t. en 1 vol. in-8, veau brun moucheté, dos à nerfs orné, pc. de tit. en maroquin bordeaux, filet sur les coupes, tr. rouges, (lég. épidermures, coins inf. émoussés, piqûres, trous de vers isolés), VII-232 - 280 p.

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        Giornata villereccia poemetto in tre canti.

      - Parma, dalla Stamperia Reale, 1773, in-8, cartonatura originale, pp. [8], 62, [2] l'ultima carta bianca. Con frontespizio e tre deliziose vignette in calcografia. Fregi tipografici n.t. Prima edizione. Timbretto di possesso sul front. Lieve alone su 3 carte. Bell'esemplare. Melzi, I, p. 456. Brooks, n. 38. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard 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. Headpieces. Light browning, binding worn at the corners, head- and tail-caps chipped, but remains very good and attractive. 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.

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        VARIA COMMENSURACION PARA LA ESCULTURA, Y ARQUITECTURA.

      - Añadido por D. Pedro Enguera, Maestro de Mathematicas de los Caballeros Pages del Rey, un TRATADO DE RELOJES SOLARES. En Madrid: Impr. de Miguel Escribano, 1773, 20x29, Portada con el retrato del autor, 1 hoja. 298 págs. Numerosos grabados en madera, varios a toda página y alguno coloreado de época. Bonita encuadernación en holandesa lomo en piel de ante con nervios, hierros en lomara. Uno de los tratados españoles más importantes sobre arte, arquitectura y proporciones del cuerpo humano. Dividido en cuatro libros, trata el primero de la figuras geométricas y cuerpos regulares e irregulares, es decir, la geometría necesaria para un arquitecto, escultor u orfebre, con los cortes de sus láminas y un tratado de relojes; el segundo libro trata de la proporción y medidas del cuerpo humano, con sus huesos, músculos, y las distintas posiciones en el espacio del cuerpo humano; el libro tercero versa sobre las alturas y formas de los animales domésticos y de carga, y las aves de rapiña y corral; el cuarto y último libro trata de arquitectura, frontispicios y de la construcción de iglesias, con ejemplos de orfebrería) (3417).

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        An Account of the Voyages... in the Southern Hemisphere

      London: W. Strahan, 1773. Three volumes, quarto, with 52 finely engraved maps and plates; in contemporary calf skilfully rebacked; slight staining to edges of a few pages in the first volume, otherwise a very good set. The great voyage compendium, including the official account of Cook&#39;s first voyage. A really handsome set of this fundamental book: the official account of Cook&#39;s great first voyage in the {i Endeavour}, during the course of which he discovered and charted the entire east coast of Australia, naming it New South Wales. Published three years after the earliest surreptitious publication of the unofficial narrative now know to have been written by the sailor Magra, this is the full official version of the voyage, sanctioned by the Admiralty, and published after some delay in its preparation in this elegant and substantial form. It is the first full-dress narrative and illustration of this extraordinary voyage, and consequently has the greatest significance for any collection of Australiana or of voyages. The collection sets the scene for the Cook narrative by including in the first volume the official narratives of the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret; the compendium thus contains the cream of eighteenth-century English exploration in the Pacific Ocean. The Cook text, which occupies the whole of the second and third volumes, was edited from Cook&#39;s journals by the professional writer John Hawkesworth. It was not to everyone&#39;s taste: Cook himself, notoriously reticent, disliked his editor&#39;s use of the first person in the narrative. This particularly attractive set is a good example of the first edition in its most complete form, containing both the "Directions for Placing the Cuts and Charts" and the "Chart of the Streight of Magellan", either or both of which are often lacking in copies of the first edition.

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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 patterned paper boards; expertly rebacked and recornered to style, preserving original leather label. Internally clean. Very good plus. Second issuewith 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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        A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS, IN HIS MAJESTY&#39;S SHIP, THE ENDEAVOUR

      London: Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, 1773.. xxiii,212,[2]pp. plus twenty-six plates, a map, and an engraved frontispiece portrait. Large quarto. Contemporary marbled boards with vellum corners; expertly rebacked in calf, retaining original leather label. Slight offsetting from some plates, otherwise quite clean, a near fine copy. A large paper copy of this important narrative. Parkinson accompanied Capt. James Cook on his first voyage to the South Pacific and New Zealand, serving as draughtsman under naturalist Joseph Banks. As botanical artist for the Endeavor voyage, Parkinson produced a large number of magnificent botanical and natural history drawings of Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia. His untimely death near the end of the voyage while en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope resulted in a dispute between his brother, Stanfield, and Banks over ownership of his manuscripts and drawings. When Hawkesworth learned of the impending publication of this work, he sought and received an injunction to prevent its appearance until sometime after the official account was issued. Hawkesworth went so far as to omit mention of Parkinson&#39;s name from the official account, and even failed to give him credit for his botanical illustrations. The present work stands as the most attractive of the unofficial accounts of Cook&#39;s first voyage. It contains extensive descriptions of Australia and New Zealand, and is the first work to properly identify the kangaroo by name. The handsome plates are from Parkinson&#39;s drawings, and they depict natives of Tierra del Fuego, Tahiti, and New Zealand, scenes in Tahiti and New Zealand, and native artifacts. Also included are several vocabularies of South Sea languages. A major journal for Cook&#39;s first voyage. BEDDIE 712. BELL P100. STREETER SALE 2406. HILL 1308. DAVIDSON, pp.54-56. HOLMES 7. SABIN 58787. NMM I:564. O&#39;REILLY & REITMAN 371. KROEPELIEN 944. COX I, p.58.

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