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        Rituale Viennense ad usum Romanum accomodatum, authoritate et jussu [.] Christophori e Comitibus Migazzi de Waal et Sonnenthurn [.], Archi-Episcopi Viennensis, [.] ad usum omnium huius archi-dioeceseos curatorum.

      [Wien], van Ghelen, 1774. - (24), 424, (4) SS.; mit 4 Bll. Errata zwischengebunden. Durchgehend in rot und schwarz gedruckt. Lederband der Zeit mit gepr. Rückenschildchen. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Buntpapierspiegel. 4to. Hübsches Wiener Rituale, teils auch in deutscher Sprache. Ausführlich zum Ehesakrament und zur Heiratszeremonie. Enthält ab S. 352 "De benedictionibus regulae generales" und ab S. 419 "Unterweisung für alle Hebammen und Helferinnen des wienerischen Kirchensprengels, wie auch für alle diejenigen, die im Falle der Noth bey einer gefährlichen Geburt sich einfinden dürften". - Leicht gebräunt, gering braunfleckig. Eine vom Verlag überklebte gedr. Textkorrektur auf S. 300. Einband berieben; Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen; minimale Siegelwachsspuren am Deckel. Aus der Bibliothek der Wiener Unbeschuhten Augustiner mit deren hs. Signaturetikett am Rücken. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A Commentary on the Holy Bible: Comprising the Whole Sacred Text of the Old and New Testaments; With Notes Explanatory, Historical, Critical and Practical

      Bristol: William Pine, 1774. (BIBLE, ENGLISH) Small 12mo (13.5 x 7.8 cm.) Without the 6 leaves of Names and Titles given to Jesus at end as often.). Text double-columned. Contemporary English red straight-grained morocco, spine with double- fillet and leaf tool borders, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in one, a repeated gilt-decorated panel in the remaining, edges gilt (some very minor wear at extremities). Darlow & Moule 912 . A remarkable compact Bible, displaying the full text of the testaments as well as elaborate commentary in a single, small , handy volume. The Preface states that "though there are several thousand notes (and indeed more than in some folio commentaries), besides the whole of the sacred text, yet through the smallness of the type (it being the smallest a bible was ever printed with, and made on purpose for this work), and the remarkable fineness of the paper, it is brought into a portable compass for the pocket; and must therefore be of peculiar use to those who wish daily to read the scriptures, abroad as well as at home, to edification." A lovely copy of this rare and unusual Bible; no copies of it appear in American Book Prices Current in at least 30 years

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        Voyages de Byron ~ Carteret ~ Wallis ~ Cook

      Saillant & Nyon, Paris 1774 - Relation des Voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Mjesté britannique, ~ Et successivement exécutés par le Commodore BYRON, le Capitaine CARTERET, le Capitaine WALLISs & le Capitaine COOK, dans les vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l’Endeavour. Paris, Saillant & Nyon, 1774. ~ 2 volumes in-8, de (205 x 125 ) de IXXX pp., 327 pp., 347 pp., 447 pp., 462 pp., plein veau caillouté époque, dos à nerfs ornés tranches marbrées. Tome Premier : Epître dédicatoire à sa Majesté britannique lXXX pp. Voyage du Commodore Byron, commandant le vaisseau du Roi le Dauphin 327 pp. Tome second : Voyage du capitaine Carteret, écuyer, commandant du Swallow Sloup de sa Majesté britannique 347 pp. Tome troisième : Voyage du capitaine, commandant le vaisseau du Roi le Dauphin 447pp. Tome quatrième : Voyage du Capitaine Jacques Cook, commandant le vaisseau du Roi l’Endeavour 462 pp. ~ Il s'agit d'un des livres les plus importants consacrés aux premières explorations en rassemblant tous les textes connus de ces grands voyageurs le Commodore BYRON, le Capitaine CARTERET, le Capitaine Wallis & le Capitaine COOK, le rappel des savants et aida à créer un climat favorable aux explorations scientifiques et aux installations coloniales. ~Notes manuscrites de l’époque sur Cook « navigateur fut massacré dans une querelle survenant entre les insulaires et ses matelots au sujet d’une femme » Rare dans cette condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RECUEIL DES LETTRES DE MADAME LA MARQUISE DE SEVIGNE A MADAME LA COMTESSE DE GRIGNAN, SA FILLE.

      - Paris, La compagnie des libraires, 1774, 11x17, huit volumes. Reliures en plein veau moucheté. Dos à 5 nerfs, caissons encadrés et ornés de motifs fleuraux dorés. Pièces de titre cognac, pièces de tomaison ocre. Filet doré sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Papier frais, quelques frottements sur les coiffes, sans gravité. Envoi de photos sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the New Northern Archipelago, Lately Discovered by the Russians in the Seas of Kamtschatka and Anadir. Bound with a Narrative of the Singular Adventures of Four Russian Sailors, Who Were Cast Away on the Desert Island of East-Spitzbergen. Together with Some Observations on the Productions of the Island, &C

      London: C. Heydinger 1774, 1st Edition. () xx,118,ii. Near fine. 8vo,(14 X 21.5 cm.), Bound in modern full polished red calf. Five raised bands. Heavily gilt spine and boards. Separate label. Contemporary endpapers. Aeg. Single hand coloured folding map. Overall a very attractive clean copy in a period style binding. Arctic Biblio. 16667 and 9935 Both items translated by C. Heydinger. Very scarce especially in this condition and complete with the second part..

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        Historiettes ou Nouvelles en vers. Seconde Edition revue corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur

      Delalain, Amsterdam et Paris 1774 - In-8 (218 x 150 mm), veau havane tigré, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièce de maroquin rouge, alérions entre les nerfs, triple filet entourant les plats, armes au centre, filet sur les coupes, tranches mouchetées rouges (reliure d'époque). Orné d'un titre gravé, une planche et quatre vignettes gravées d'après Moreau le Jeune. Exemplaire aux armes de Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (ou Fosseuse), puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency. (OLIVIER, planche 810, 2). Ex-libris La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. Bel exemplaire (quelques petits défauts, quelques rousseurs). // One octavo volume (218 x 150 mm), havana tiger-skin calf, spine tooled raised on five bands, red morocco label, piece of arms between the bands ("alérions"), triple fillet border on covers, central coat of arms, fillet on turns-in, red sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Illustrated with an engraved title, a plate and four vignettes engraved after Moreau le Jeune. Copy bearing the arms of Anne-Léon II de Montmorency, marquis de Fosseux (or Fosseuse), "puis duc de Montmorency, fils unique d'Anne-Léon Ier, baron de Montmorency, lieutenant général, et d'Anne-Marie-Barbe de Ville, sa première femme, appelé d'abord le marquis de Fosseuse, naquit le 11 août 1731 ; d'abord menin du Dauphin et capitaine-lieutenant des gendarmes de la reine, en mai 1745, il fut fait chevalier de Saint-Louis, le 3 avril 1758, et promu brigadier de cavalerie en décembre 1761, et maréchal de camp en juin 1753. Il émigra à Munster lors de la Révolution et mourut dans cette ville le 1er septembre 1799. Il avait épousé en premières noces, le 27 janvier 1761, Marie-Judith de Champagne et en secondes noces Anne-Françoise-Charlotte de Montmorency-Luxembourg, qui lui apporta en dot le duché de Montmorency". (OLIVIER, plate 810, 2). Bookplate La Rochefoucauld duc de Bisaccia. Fine copy (some small defects, some spots).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Sallustius Bellum Catilinarium; Bellum Jugurthinum. Florus Epitome rerum Romanorum.

      Birmingham, John Baskerville, 1774. (In binding attributed to Roger Payne). Gaskell # 55. - 7 x 4 1/4"; approx. page size: 16.9 x 10 mm. 274pp. (p. 274 is misnumbered 275). Smaller format edition of John Baskerville's Sallust which was first published & printed in Birmingham by English type founder & printer John Baskerville (1706-75) in quarto, 1773. Bookplate of William S. Stone (with printed designer's initials: E. C. [?] & 1884) on front marbled paper paste down. Ownership inscription (on first blank flyleaf): "T. Smith E[x] dono H. Seymour.-1819" (& some nearly erased penciling: Thomas Smith.) & from the back marbled endpaper blank side (in pencil): c. p. [collated perfect] 1865. It/F Ex don. H. V. F- (plus other number/price codes here & in front). An earlier dealer or collector has pencilled on blank side of front marbled endpaper: "Baskerville edition Roger Payne Binding". In a binding attributed to English bookbinder Roger Payne (1738-97). Bound in full dark red straight-grain morocco; front & back covers gilt ruled in plain & chain lines to form a simple intersecting rectangular border of 1/2" width around edges of covers; plain line running the length of the edges & repeated on the turn-in. Spine in 6 compartments featuring gilt title: "Sallustius", in small capitals & at base of spine: "Baskerv." in slightly larger capitals. The spine also uses a series of plain & scalloped lines & a series of small five-pointed stars & 5 small gilt urns in the center of each compartment. All edges gilt, sewn headbands & dark blue silk place-marker. Edges of pages show age tanning, a few small ocassional spots. Top & base of spine are rubbed, slight rubbing to spine edges, & cover edges; small blemish (rubbing) to one of the spine compartments; lower front right corner has the leather worn away & other corners show minor wear. Overall, a fairly well preserved copy & binding. Although, as far as we know, an uncatalogued binding, possibly by Payne. It could be his work; as the binding features several characteristics mentioned by Sarah T. Prideaux in her "Bookbinders and Their Craft" (1903; pp.43-45), including the tight back (from using an inner russia leather lining on the spine), the use of straight-grain morocco & the simple, elegant tooling that is associated with some of his known work. "Somehow the light and graceful character of his work seems especially suitable to the straight-grain morocco then in fashion. [.] Payne wisely adhered to the style that he practically invented,.There is not perhaps very much scope in his designs, and yet the variation is considerable considering the few tools he employed. These he used in fresh combinations with great inventiveness and unfailing taste, getting much richness of effect by the simple device of dots. In fact, he thoroughly understood the art of getting effect by simplicity rather than by elaboration of ornament." (Prideaux, p.44-45). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Commentaires sur les loix Angloises de M. Blackstone. Traduits de l'Anglois par M.D.G.***. Sur la Quatrieme Edition d'Oxford.

      Brussels: J.L. de Boubers 1774-76. - OCLC locates fifteen copies, ten in the United States. Six volumes, octavo. Two folding tables in Volume III. Woodcut title-page vignettes, woodcut headbands. Contemporary full mottled calf. Gilt, flat spines, with green and red morocco labels, gilt-ruled covers, all edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Contemporary armorial bookplate (A.G. du Plessis), later armorial bookplate ("Lib. de la Morandire). Some offsetting to first and last few leaves of each volume, one tiny wormhole in spine of Volume I. Still, a fine set, in a very attractive binding. First French edition translated from the fourth English edition (1770) by August Pierre Damiens de Gomicourt (1723-1790). This was the first translation of this work into a foreign language. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library, 179. Brunet, I, 958. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed

      Paris 1774 - Pasumot, François (1733-1804). Autograph letter signed, in French, to an unidentified correspondent. Paris, January 20, 1774. 4pp. 231 x 177 mm. Minor foxing, one or two tiny marginal tears, but fine otherwise. A long, densely written (ca. 1500 words) letter from French cartographic engineer and antiquarian François Pasumot, best known today as the co-creator, with Nicolas Desmarest (1725-1815), of the landmark geological "Map of a part of Auvergne, representing the lava flows, where basalt is found in prismatic and round forms . . . ," published as part of Desmarest's Mémoire sur l'origine et la nature du basalt en grandes colonnes polygones (Mémoires de l'Académie royale des sciences 1771 [1774]: 705-775). The Pasumot-Desmarest map "set a new standard for precise graphic representation of the positions of distinct kinds of rock, and played a role in emerging conceptions about geomorphological change and about the distribution of volcanic rocks" (Taylor, p. 129).Pasumot devoted much of his time to the study of archeology and ancient geography, which he became interested in after the discovery of several ancient monuments in the Auxerre region of Burgundy, where he was then teaching. He was the author of numerous works on antiquarian subjects, the most important being Recueil de mémoires géographiques sur quelques antiquités de la Gaule (1765), in which he determined the topography of the ancient towns of Chora, Bandritum and Gergovia as well as the location of several sections of Roman road. The present letter is representative of Pasumot's activities in this area: In it, Pasumot obliges his correspondent with several long extracts, taking up nearly two pages of the letter, from his then-unpublished "Eloge" to fellow antiquarian the Comte de Caylus (1692-1765), whose seven-volume Recueil d'antiquités égyptiennes, étruscanes, greques et romaines (1752-55) helped lay the groundwork for the development of modern methods of archeology and art history. Pasumot's letter ends with an "Extrait du testament de feu M. le Comte de Caylus: à Paris, le 15 juillet 1765" (Extract from the will of the late M. le Comte de Caylus, Paris, July 15, 1765), and a transcript of the inscription on Caylus's tomb, taken from the July 1769 number of the Journal des Scavants. Pasumot's "Eloge" to the Comte de Caylus, completed in 1766, remained in manuscript until after Pasumot's death, when it was included in the posthumous Dissertations et mémoires sur différens sujets d'antiquité et d'histoire (1810-13) edited by Grivaud de la Vincelle. Taylor, "New light on geological mapping in Auvernge during the eighteenth century: The Pasumot-Desmarest collaborabion," Revue d'histoire des sciences 47 (1994): 129-136. Nouvelle biographie générale. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England containing the Provinces of Massachusets [sic.] Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island, Divided into Counties and Townships: The whole composed from Actual Surveys and its Situation adjusted by Astronomical Observations

      Thomas Jefferys, London 1774 - The largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published, and one of the great maps of the east coast of America, by one of the greatest figures in 18th-century cartography: 'Mead's contributions to cartography stand out . At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards' (Cumming, p.47) This is the grandest, most accurate and detailed map of New England produced during the British colonial period. It depicts the entire region from Long Island Sound up north to line of 44'30 of latitude. While it shows that the coastal areas, and the lower Connecticut Valley were well settled, areas of the interior, especially in New Hampshire and the future Vermont were just developing, with the early boundaries of townships having recently been established by surveyors. Importantly, this map contains two detailed cartographic insets, one of the city of Boston (upper-left), and another of Boston Harbor on the lower-right sheet. The map is also adorned with a very handsome pictorial title cartouche, depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The present map is the third edition and fifth overall state of this work, after the first of 1755 and the second ca. 1763 and ca. 1768, with little alteration from the previous issue beyond the altered imprint. This copy of the 1774 edition is unusual (and more desirable) as it was clearly sold as a separately issued map: the 1774 edition is more usually found as part of Thomas Jefferys monumental The American Atlas of 1775. Jefferys (1719-71) was the leading British mapmaker and publisher of the mid-eighteenth century. He became the geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and then to King George III in 1760. This map's maker, John Green, was an intriguing and larger-than-life figure, who has been called "the genius behind Jefferys". In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland around 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and moved to London in 1717. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress, and assumed his alias after his release from prison. He worked with Ephriam Chambers on his Universal Dictionary before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that 'had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer . One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps . Mead's contributions to cartography stand out . At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit.' (Cumming, p.45) Degrees of Latitude, 35; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 774.4 and cf. 755.19 (first edition/state); Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies 1650-1789 , 799; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" in Tooley, Mapping of America, 33(e); cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America , pp.45-47. Copper-engraved map, with contemporary outline hand colour, folding, as issued, in 24 sections backed onto linen (overall size: 39 1/2 x 41 1/2 inches). In fine condition with some spot [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Heroic Postscript to the Public, Occasioned by their Favourable Reception of a late Heroic Epistle to Sir William Chambers

      sp;- London - J. Almon, 1774 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A late eighteenth century edition of Mason's postscript to a epistle to Chambers, written in verse. Disbound. Third Edition. The heroic epistle was ostensibly a satire on Sir William Chambers' Dissertation on oriental gardening, but largely political. The heroic postscript is also a satire on the government - Copac. The influence of Sir William Chambers(17221796), architect [. . . ] was widespread, not least on his subordinates in the office of works, many of whom were, or had been, assistants in his private office. These included Thomas Hardwick, John Yenn, and James Gandon, all of whom rose to distinction. His powerful position in the Royal Academy meant that pupils there in the architecture school came under his spell, and there were many Chambersian designs exhibited at the summer exhibitions - ODNB. Little is known about William Mason,1725-1797. Condition: The binding of the textblock is firm. The boards are missing. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just slight bumping andvertical folds, with slight chips to the first page. There is discolouration to the first page as expected. The half-title and title page are detached. Internally the pages have occasional spots and slight browning, becoming prominent to the first page. Overall the condition isfair..

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        Collection complette des Oeuvres.

      [J.-L. de Boubers]., Londres [London, i.e. Bruxelles] 1774 - 13 Bände (12 + Ergänzung). Londres [London, i.e. Bruxelles] [J.-L. de Boubers]. 1774-83. 28 x 21 cm. Mit 12 Kupferstich-Titelvignetten und 14 gestochenen Musikbeilagen. Ohne die Kupfertafeln. Dunkelgrünes Halbleder des 19. Jhs. mit Rückenvergoldung. Einbände berieben und bestossen, Bd. 8 mit restaurierter Fehlstelle in der Mitte des Rückens. Papier teils gebräunt, meist jedoch sauber. Breitrandig. Gesuchte Gesamtausgabe der Werke Rousseaus, hier ohne die Kupferstiche aber mit einem kaum bekannten Ergänzungsband. In den Bänden 11-12 findet sich folgender Vertriebsvermerk: «Cette éd. en 12 vol. . se trouve à Paris, Cour du Commerce . chez Pierre J. Duplain, libraire de Lyon». Folgende Werke sind enthalten: Vol. 1-2 : Julie, ou, La Nouvelle Héloïse, lettres de deux amans habitans d'une petite ville au pied des alpes; Vol. 1-2; Nouv. éd. orig., rev. et corr. par l'éd / par J.J. Rousseau 1774; Vol. 3-4 : Emile, ou, De l'éducation, vol. 1-2 / par J.J. Rousseau, citoyen de Genève 1774; Vol. 5-8 : Oeuvres mêlées, vol. 1-4 / de Mr. Rousseau, de Genève; Nouv. éd., rev., corr. et augm. de plusieurs morceau qui n'ont pas encore paru, avec figures. 1776; Vol. 9 : Dictionnaire de musique / par J.J. Rousseau; Nouv. éd. rev. et corr.; 13 Faltbl. mit Noten und Text, 1766 [! recte 1776]; Vol. 10-12 : Oeuvres posthumes, vol. 1-3 / de J.J. Rousseau, citoyen de Geneve, 1 Taf in Bd. 10. 1782-83; Vol. 13 : Seconde et dernier partie des confessions de J.J. Rousseau citoyen de Geneve 1791. Die Ausgabe erschien 1774-1783 in Brüssel (mit fingiertem Druckort London) in 12 Bänden. Der hier zusätzlich vorhandene Bd. 13 ist erst 1791 (auch als 16. Band einer neuen Ausgabe) erschienen (Paris, chez Volland, libraire, Quai des Augustins, N. 25). Er gehört indes tatsächlich als Ergänzungsband zur "Londoner Ausgabe", wie ein gedruckter Vermerk auf der Rückseite des Titelblattes belegt: "Ce Tome XVI fait le Tome XIII et dernier de l'Edition connue sous le titre de Londes". Einbände berieben und bestossen, Bd. 8 mit restaurierter Fehlstelle in der Mitte des Rückens. Papier teils gebräunt, meist jedoch sauber. Breitrandig. Dunkelgrünes Halbleder des 19. Jhs. mit Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ANTICHITA' PREGJ della Chiesa Guastallese. Ragionamento storico-critico del Padre

      Reale Stamperia,, Parma, 1774 - in-4 antico, pp. VII, 199, bella leg. p. perg. coeva con nervi e tit. mss al d. Front. con tit. incorniciato da fine fregio xilogr. Final. e fregi xilogr. Dedicat. a Teodora Gonzaga Duchessa di Guastalla. Lozzi 2171. Timbro di bibl. estinta, ottimo esempl. a larghi margini in solida leg. dell'epoca. [239]

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        Opuscules physiques et chymiques.tome premier (all published)

      Durand, Didot le jeune Esprit, Paris 1774 - 2 parts in one volume, 8vo (215 x 137 mm); the cancel leaves inserted at their correct places and not bound together after p. 434, 3 engraved plates, 19th century half leather, worn. A Duveen duplicate, with his bookplate on inner cover. --- Duveen 339b (this copy); Duveen and Klickstein 121; Wellcome III, p. 460; Norman 1288. - FIRST EDITION OF LAVOISIER'S FIRST MAJOR WORK, a 'pioneer work' (Duveen and Klickstein), in which Lavoisier first expressed his doubts about the phlogiston theory. The first part contains an historical review of the experiments with gases of Lavoisier's predecessors. In part 2 Lavoisier records the quantitative experiments in combustion and calcination that he had carried out with great excitement during the previous year, and which had 'confirmed Lavoisier's suspicions that air, or some constituent of air, played an important role in the processes of combustion and calcination' (DSB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE LA CONQUETE DU MEXIQUE, OU DE LA NOUVELLE ESPAGNE. Traduite de l'Espagnol de Dom Antoine de Solis, par l'Auteur du Triunvirat

      - A Paris, Par la Compagnie des Libraires, 1774, 2 tomos en 8º piel, XXVIII+576 y XII+524 págs.+ 13 grabados, 2 de ellos iluminados. (Encuadernación rozada)

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        Observations sur l'Italie et sur les Italiens, Données en 1764, sous le nom de deux Gentilshommes Suédois. Nouvelle édition, Augmentée d'un Volume.

      A Londres, Et se trouve à Paris, Chez De Hansy, le jeune, 1774 - 4 vol. in-12° ; XXII-(1)-406 pp./(2)-432 pp.-(1)/(2)-430 pp.-(2)/(2)-453 pp.-(1), plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, qq. coiffes élimées, tranches rouges, rel. de l'époque, bon exemplaire. Fossati Bellani, t. I, p. 156. "Ce voyage en Italie est, depuis Misson, celui qui a eu le plus de succès, avant que la relation de M. Lalande ait paru. D'excellents extraits de Muratori sur divers états de l'Italie, qui se trouvent placés par Grosley à la tête de ses propres observations sur ces états, ont paru très instructifs aux lecteurs“. (Bouchet de la Richarderie II, p. 486). Best edition. Complet. Nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters Written By the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope; Together with Miscellaneous Works of Lord Chesterfield (5 Volumes in all)

      J. Dodsley; Edward and Charles Dilly; T. Sherlock, et. Al., London 1774 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. 1174, 1777, 1778. Five volumes with matching full contemporary calf combining 2 vols of Letters and 3 vols. of "Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, Consisting of Letters to his Friends, never before printed, and various other articles. To which are Prefixed Memoirs of his Life, Tending to Illustrate the Civil, Literary, and political, History of his Time. By M Maty.". Vol 3 thereof entitled " . . . Consisting of Political Tracts, and Poems; Completing The Edition of His Lordship's Work Began by Dr. Maty, Collected, Arranged and Revised by B. W. of the Inner-Temple." vii + 567 + 606 + errata page (referring to vol 1) + 293 + 587 + 304, with indices, plates, etc. Complete. Bookplates in each volume on contemporary marbled FFP of Beaufort (Duke of Beaufort?). Some scattered foxing. Contemporary calf somewhat dry on boards. Spine, with labels and decoration (6 panels each) perhaps a little faded but no loss. Overall a very good copy, if not better, and very rare as a five volume set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces

      London: Printed for T. Davies, 1774. Second edition, first issue, of the first two volumes and the first of the third. 3 vols., 8vo. [iv],375; [iv], 360; viii, 311 pp. Bound in full brown speckled contemporary calf, red leather title-piece. Wear to spine ends. Bookplate of Westport House (County Mayo, Ireland). Fleeman 73.12DM/2b & 73.12DM/3(Vol. 3); Courtney, p. 116-7; Rothschild 1254 . Issued without Johnson's approval while the Doctor was in Scotland

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        Carte de la Nlle. Galles Meridle. Ou de la Côte Orientale de la Nlle. Hollande Découverte et visitée par le Lieutenant J. Cook.

      Saillant et Nyon, Paris 1774 - Engraved map, 370 x 785 mm.; original folds; in fine condition, with good margins; mounted. Point Hicks to Cape York. Perhaps Cook's most famous chart, here in its first French version, prepared for the French language edition of the official account of the Endeavour voyage. The magnificent sweep of the east coast of Australia from Point Hicks to Cape York is testament to Cook's extraordinary achievement on the first voyage. Cook's original manuscript chart is in the British Library. Two contemporary English engraved versions are recorded by David, the version published in Hawkesworth's official account and another, upright in shape, that appears only in Wales' Astronomical Observations (1788). This French version is not recorded by David.

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        CONSIDERATIONS ON CERTAIN POLITICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE PROVINCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

      London: T. Cadell, 1774.. [4],83pp. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Period manuscript annotations. Text clean. Very good. Leigh was the Attorney-General of South Carolina just prior to the Revolution, and an able and capable servant of the Crown. Proclaiming himself "a downright Placeman," Leigh used his position and influence to make a fortune and be granted a baronetcy for his services. As the Revolution gathered he came into direct conflict with the wealthiest South Carolina citizen, Henry Laurens, soon to be one of the leaders of the Revolution, and with Thomas Lynch, a delegate to the First Continental Congress at the time this pamphlet was issued, who proclaimed Leigh "the greatest Rascall among the King's Friends." In this pamphlet Leigh attacks his patriot enemies. "This shrewd and dispassionate examination of the internal disputes of the colony of South Carolina, contains a detail of curious and interesting transactions" - Sabin. This pamphlet, which has also been attributed to William H. Drayton, elicited a response by Arthur Lee, in which Leigh is identified as the author. Shortly after publication Leigh was forced to flee to England. Quite rare, accorded a "b" by Howes. HOWES L239. SABIN 39923. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-47.

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        A Political Survey of Britain. 2 volumes complete.

      Printed for the author., London. 1774 - ' Being a series of Reflections on the Situation, Lands, Inhabitants, Revenues, Colonies and Commerce of this Island.' vi + 726pp + [24]pp index. 739pp +[34]pp index. Scattered browning and foxing. Very tight in beautiful modern (but period style) half calf with marbled boards, raised bands and gilt decoration and lettering. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Friendly Address to All Reasonable Americans, on the Subject of Our Political Confusions: In Which the Necessary Consequences of Violently Opposing the King's Troops, and of a General Non-Importation Are Fairly Stated

      No Publisher Stated, None Stated 1774 - Size: Octavo (standard book size). 55 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight. Removed from original covers so that it begins with title page (binding is tight), soiled, front and back pages repaired (small pieces missing from both), faint previous owner stamp on first page, interior has some scattered foxing and some staining. Thomas B. Chandler wrote this 1774 pamphlet as an attempt to sway public opinion in opposition to a revolution. This piece is sometimes attributed to Myles Cooper, but it is generally attributed to Chandler, as he wrote several such pamphlets. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 007933. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La gazette de Cythere, ou avantures galantes et recentes, arrivées dans les principales villes de l'Europe. Traduite de l'anglais.

      S.n. 1774 - - S.n., Londres 1774, 2 parties en un Vol. In 8 (11,5x20,5cm), XI (1) 260pp. (2) (1bc.) 88pp., relié. - Edition originale, illustrée d'un frontispice allégorique et d'un portrait de Madame du Barry. La seconde partie porte pour titre : Precis Historique de la Vie de Mad. la Comtesse du Barry. Edition anonyme dont l'auteur serait Jean Frédéric Bernard selon Barbier. Plein veau marbré glacé d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Coiffe fragile avec manque. Mors fendus en tête. Mors supérieur fendu en queue. Mors fendillés. Frottements. Une mouillure jaune en marge au milieu de l'ouvrage, courant sur quelques pages de la seconde partie (à partir de la p. 50). Recueil composé de 12 nouvelles galantes et libertines se déroulant dans plusieurs lieux d'Europe. Jean Frédéric Bernard est plus connu pour ses ouvrages de recherche et de compilation tels que L'éloge de l'Enfer, ou Recueil de voyages au nord, plutôt que par sa littérature. Ses nouvelles n'en demeurent pas moins solidement construites et bien écrites, elle sont dans le goût de celles de Baculard d'Arnaud, un certain humour et une satire en plus. XI (1) 260pp. (2) (1bc.) 88pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal du Voyage en Italie par la Suiffe & l'Allemagne en 1580 & 1581

      1774 - Livre ancien A Paris Le Jay 1774 in-4 reliure demi-veau 5 nerfs pièce de titre maroquin rouge édition originale avec des notes par M. De Querlon exemplaire sans le portrait de Montaigne normalement cité dans cette édition exemplaire très propre 416 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal du Voyage en Italie, Par la Suisse & l'Allemagne, en 1580 & 1581; Avec des notes par M. De Querlon.

      A Rome, & se trouve à Paris, chez Le Jay, 1774. - 3 Bl., LIV, 416 S., dekorativer Halbleder-Band des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts, mit reicher Rückengoldprägung, marmorierten Decken und marmoriertem Schnitt, Innendeckel mit dem kleinen Buchbinderetikett von J. J. La Lau, Leyden. (Einband an den Kanten minimal berieben), 29 x 23 cm. Erste Ausgabe. Es fehlt das Portrait. Sehr schönes, breitrandiges und frisches Exemplar der seltenen Ausgabe in Quarto. Provenienz: Innendeckel mit dem ex libris des Comte Fernand de la Ferronnays. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal du Voyage de Michel de Montaigne en Italie, par la Suisse & l'Allemagne en 1580 & 1581

      Chez le Jay 1774 - Avec des Notes par M. de Querlon, Nouvelle Edition, revue & corrigée, 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque plein veau marbré, Chez le Jay, A Rome et se trouve à Paris, 1774,1 f. (titre), lxvj-162 pp., 1 f. (titre), 191 pp. Rare exemplaire de cette édition publiée par Le Jay l'année de l'édition originale. La présente édition, complète, se distingue de l'édition in-12 ordinairement citée en ce qu'elle ne contient pas le texte italien mais uniquement la traduction française. Etat satisfaisant (rel. frottée avec plusieurs mq. de cuir notamment en mors, premier f. de titre remonté, accroc en coiffe de queue, qq. mouill. en premier et dernier ff., ex-libris héraldique contrecollé en garde). Tchermerzine, VIII, 443 (autre tirage). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The art of angling, and compleat fly-fishing. Describing their haunts, and places of feeding and retirement: with an account of the generation of fishes, and observations on the breeding of carps, together with directions how to regulate pools or ponds. Also the various different kinds of baits adapted to each particular kind of fish; and the great diversity of flies that nature produces in a wonderful, yet regular succession: to which are added, directions for making artificial flies, in such a manner as to have the nearest resemblance to the natural: Illustrated with many new improvements in the art of angling. The second edition. By Charles Bowlker, of Ludlow.

      Birmingham: printed by John Baskerville for the author; and sold by G. Robinson, in London; M. Swinney, Birmingham; and T Wood, Shrewsbury, [1774]. - viii,116p.,plate; 12mo. Contemporary calf, old and almost imperceptible reback, a very good copy. Preserved in a calf-backed solander box by Aquarius. Gaskell 53. L, BMp, O; MH-H, NjP (cop.1 -frontis.), CU-BANC, NjR in ESTC on-line. "In fact the first edition of Charles Bowlker's reworking of 'The art of angling improved,' by Richard Bowlker. - Preface dated: May 4, 1774." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pel solenne battesimo di S.A.R. Ludovico principe primogenito di Parma tenuto al sacro fonte da Sua Maestà Cristianissima e dalla Real Principessa delle Asturie. Iscrizioni esotiche a caratteri novellamente incisi e fusi.

      Nella R. Stamperia,, Parma, 1774 - Cm. 28,5, pp. (2) 50. Ogni pagina incorniciata da un fregio tipografico. Legatura (posteriore) di foggia bodoniana in cartoncino rigido ricoperto in carta marmorizzata. Esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Al frontespizio appare la nota ms. di possesso di Paolo Toschi, celebre architetto ed incisore parmense (1788-1854). Preziosa edizione bodoniana ove compaiono iscrizioni in venti lingue diverse. Cfr. Giani (p. 16): "E’ il primo esempio che appare in Europa di una serie di caratteri esotici fusi a pezzi mobili"; Brooks (50): "Interessante per i caratteri esotici.". Raro e verosimilmente stampato in poche copie. Il presente esemplare impreziosito da una provenienza davvero importante. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die deutsche Gelehrtenrepublik. Ihre Einrichtung. Ihre Geseze. Geschichte des lezten Landtags. Auf Befehl der Aldermänner durch Salogast und Wlemar. Erster Theil (=all published).

      Hamburg (im Selbstverlag), gedruckt bey J.J.C. Bode. 1774. - Gr.-8vo. (1) leaf, 448, 70 pp (Information on subscription, subscribers' list). Contemporary wrappers, spine label, mostly uncut, slip-case. First edition. A extremely rare copy: One of the 8 lvs. the printer had to replace by a new - corrected - one remained in the original status (T 8 = p. 303/304). Sudhoff (Philobiblon XII,H3/1968) and Boghardt/Schmidt (p. 808) record 3 copies only with an original leaf. Slightly browned, a few lvs. water-marked at joint, a good copy. Goed. IV 1, 175,39; Boghardt/Schmidt 3153; Brieger 1440; Borst 288; Wilp./G.2 29. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes.

      The Hague, Chez Gosse, Fils, 1774. - Printed on excellent quality thick bluish Dutch paper. xii, 604; viii, 434; xii, 612; viii, 417; xii, 416; viii, 406; viii, 448 pp. Portrait, 7 plates and 7 folding maps (3 of the maps repeated, apparently as issued). 7 volumes. 8°, French contemporary green morocco, possibly by Derome (somewhat faded and worn, spines chipped at heads, some hinges slightly cracked, other trifling binding defects), gilt tooled spines, sides with a gilt triple fillet border with corner rosettes, inner dentelles gilt, crimson endleaves, all text block edges gilt. In very good to fine condition overall; internally very fine. From the library of M. de Roissy, Maréchal?de?camp, with his name in a contemporary or slightly later hand at the back of each volume. 7 volumes. ---- Seventh edition? Revised and expanded, with maps added, this is the first of the second (of four) main groups of editions as classified by Feugère. Eventually, at least 38 French and other language editions appeared. From its initial edition in 1770 until 1780 the work underwent continued transformations; almost all, if not all editions contain modifications, and it is of considerable interest to document the evolution. "No event has been so interesting to mankind in general, and to the inhabitants of Europe in particular, as the discovery of the New World, and the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope." With these words, the Abbe Raynal began his classic "Philosophical and Political History of European Settlement and Trade in the Two Indies." First published in 1770, the @Histoire became a major vehicle for the spread of liberal political ideas which appeared in the national revolutions of France, British North America, and all of Latin America. Today, the work offers a vivid mirror of the eighteenth?century mind as it reflected on the evils Europeans had wrought through slavery in the Americas and exploitation in the East Indies.In many ways the impact of Raynal on Western culture has yet to be measured completely. He is overshadowed by such heroes of the Enlightenment as Diderot (who wrote a considerable part of the work, perhaps as much as a third; Holbach, Alexandre Deleyte, and ironically Paulize, the @Fermier?général of taxes, also collaborated in the production of this book). But there is ample evidence that to his contemporaries Raynal was the pure symbol of liberty, equality and their attendant virtues. Interesting observations concerning the Spanish and Portuguese colonies were provided by the Counts of Aranda and Souza, respectively. Anti?clerical bias permeated Raynal's writing, and in 1774 the Holy See placed his @Histoire on the @Index. In 1779 the introduction of the @Histoire into France was interdicted, and the public executioner burned the volumes, while Raynal's arrest was ordered. He managed to escape, however.The best authority on Raynal is Anatole Feugère, @Um Precurseur de la Révolution, l'Abbé Raynal (Angouleme, 1922); for the revisions and augmentations of the different editions of his work, see also Feugère, @Bibliographie critique de l'Abbé Raynal (Angouleme, 1922). On Diderot's role see J. Morley, @Diderot and the Encyclopedists (London 1923). ---- Feugère, @Bibliographie critique 36. Palau 248667 (without collation). Sabin 68080n. JFB R53. Barbier II, 823?4. Nicholson @Catalogue of Pre?1900 Imprints Relating to America in the Royal Library, Brussels R55 (volume V only). Clark, @Old South, I, 292 (6). Peignot, @Dictionnaire des livres condamnés au feu, II, 71. Bujanda, @Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1600-1966, p. 744. This edition not in Brunet or Grasse. Cf. Borba de Moraes for a lavish (and certainly much more common) edition of 1780. See also Salone, @Guillaume Raynal, Historien du Canada (Paris 1905); also Michel Delon, @En Français dans le texte, 166. This edition not in Hollis Catnyp, Josiah, Melvyl, or the online catalogues of Universiteit Utrecht or the Royal Library, the Hague (which has a set with the same imprint but with a different co [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bell's edition of Shakespeare's plays, as they are now performed at the theatres Royal in London; regulated from the prompt books of each houseÉ

      printed for John Bell É and C. Etherington at York, London 1774 - 9 volumes, 12mo, each volume with an engraved title-p., each play with a separately printed title-p. and an engraved frontispiece, portraits of Shakespeare and Garrick in vol. 1, vol. 9 contains a Life of Shakespeare and the poems; contemporary and almost certainly original calf-backed marbled boards, black morocco labels on spines; front cover loose on vol. 1; vol. 2 and 3 length of spine with vertical crack; all joints cracked, extremities worn; yet still a compelling set, unrestored. "All the plays were paginated and printed separately for the use of playgoers É Like that of 1747, this edition (dedicated to Garrick) was accused of being the worst ever published. To be 'damned with faint praise' sometimes proves the best aid to sales, as in this case. It scored a greater success than any previous issue, one week alone witnessing the sale of 800 sets. Doubtless the beautiful copperplates helped the output considerably" (Jaggard, p. 504). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire philosophique et politique. Des établissements & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. 7 figures dessinées par Eisen, 7 cartes.

      La Haye, chez Gosse, Fils. 7 volumes + 1 Censure de la faculté de théologie de Paris. 1774. - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théâtre, avec des commentaires et autres morceaux intéressans [par Voltaire].

      Geneve: [Berlin], 1774 - Nouvelle édition, augmentée; 8 volumes in-4; T.I: [8p.], 572p.; T.II: 526p.; T.III: 536p.; T.IV: 581p.; T.V: 510p.; T.VI: 607p., [2p.]; T.VII: 636p., [2p.]; T.VIII: 520p., [2p.]. Reliure d"époque en veau marbré, dos à nerf ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, gardes marbrées, tranches dorées sur marbrure. Un frontispice et 34 figures hors texte de Gravelot gravées sur cuivre, dans un bel encadrement décoratif également dû à Gravelot. Rousseurs occasionnelles et certains cahiers uniformément brunis, comme il est habitueldans cette édition, petits accidents à deux ou trois coiffes, quelques épidermures, mais généralement un agréable exemplaire. Réédition au format in-4 de l'édition en 12 volumes in-8 que Voltaire fit imprimer avec ses commentaires en 1764. Probablement la plus belle édition illustrée des oeuvres de Corneille. Cohen p. 255.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes.

      Chez Gosse,, A La Haye, 1774 - Sette volumi di cm. 19, pp. 3.500 ca. complessive. Sette belle tavole raffiguranti episodi storici di Ch. Eisen e poste all'antiporta di ciascun volume e 7 grandi carte geografiche ripiegate fuori testo, il tutto finemente inciso in rame (carta dell'Europa, Africa orientale ed Asia. Carta delle due Americhe e Africa occidentale. Carta del Golfo del Messico, Antille e Sudamerica. Carta della parte nord dell'America settentrionale e Groenlandia). Solida legatura del tempo in piena pelle con dorsi lisci interamente decorati in oro. Minimi segni d'uso alle legature, peraltro esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Manca (dall'origine?) il ritratto dell'autore. Importante edizione di questo classico della storiografia illuminista settecentesca, ed opera principale del politico francese Raynal con la quale si attirò l'ira di Luigi XVI. In essa infatti si attaccano violentemente sia l'operare dei colonizzatori che quello della chiesa nelle Indie Occidentali e Orientali, ben evidenziando un'attitudine antischiavista. Questi furono i motivi per cui fu presto messa all'indice. Non trascurabile anche per l'attenta descrizione delle attività economiche del tempo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES PRINCIPALES AVENTURES DE L'ADMIRABLE DON QUICHOTTE, représentées en Figures par Coypel, Picart le Romain, & autres habiles Maîtres; avec les explications des trente-une Plances de cette magnifiques collection.

      Libr. Bleuet. La Haya-París, 1774 - . 19 cm. Dos tomos: (I) VIII-254 pág., 1 h. (II) 2 h., 322 pág. Ilustr. con 31 grabados calcográficos, fuera del texto. Dos vol. enc. en piel, nervios, tejuelos, ruedas doradas, florones, cortes pintados. * El texto constituye una selección comentada de algunas de las aventuras del Quijote, es decir, una adaptación de la historia -a cargo de Jacob Campo Weyerman- a los gustos de una época determinada que se sirve tanto de elisiones como de la adición de nuevos capítulos. Pero casi más importantes que el texto son las imágenes que lo acompañan. A propósito de los grabados, J. M. Lucía Mejías (Primeros ilustradores del Quijote, Madrid, Ollero & Ramos, 2005 y Leer el Quijote en imágenes: hacia una teoría de los modelos iconográficos, Calambur, 2006) comenta que: "La propuesta iconográfica del pintor Charles Antoine Coypel y de su nueva lectura cortesana de las aventuras de don Quijote y Sancho Panza van a gozar de un indiscutible éxito en toda Europa: no dejará de copiarse y de imitarse hasta finales del siglo XVIII, tanto en ediciones populares como de lujo y tanto en francés, como en inglés, holandés, español, alemán o italiano. Estas imágenes nacieron como cartones para los tapices de la Manufactura de los Gibelinos y se comenzaron a difundir en hermosas estampas sueltas a partir de 1724. Será en 1746 cuando se termine de imprimir una nueva edición del Quijote, tanto en holandés como en francés, adornada con 31 estampas, casi todas ellas basadas en las pinturas de Coypel; estampas firmadas por dos de los grabadores más importantes de la época: Picart le Romain y J. Van Scheley." Estas 31 estampas serían las definitivas. No debió de pasar mucho tiempo, como sostiene el mismo autor, antes de que surgiera la necesidad de adaptar las grandes estampas de Coypel a un formato más reducido. Al parecer, Picart tenía grabadas una docena cuando murió, en 1733, un hecho que retrasó la publicación del proyecto hasta 1746. La versión que ofrecemos, reeditada por Bleuet casi treinta años después, opta por un formato más pequeño con el afán de llegar a un público más general. J. M. Lucía Mejías comenta que, en esta edición se mantiene el programa iconográfico de 1746 –que se repetirá también en la edición de 1776, de mayor tamaño y que – "a pesar de que en la portada sigue apareciendo el nombre del grabador Picart le Romain, lo cierto es que fueron grabadas de nuevo por R. Brunet." quijote. libros de caballerías. cervantina. Narrativa Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Machines de theatre. Recueil de planches, sur les sciences, les arts liberaux, et les arts mechaniques, avec leur explication .

      S.t., Livourne. 1774 - Gruppo di 49 inc. schematiche , anche se alcune presentano dei piccoli riquadri animati, di cui 9 a p. singola e le restanti a p. doppia. Le inc. sono corredate da 9 pp. di spiegazioni. Quelle a p. doppia misurano cm. 42 x 54 / 42 x 70, mentre le restanti cm. 42 x 29. Lievi fioriture. Tarletto marg. su alcune delle inc.

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        A List of the General and Field-Officers, As they Rank in the Army; of the Officers in the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons, and Foot, on the British and Irish Establishments

      London: Printed for J. Millan, 1774 - Octavo (230 × 132 mm) Contemporary sprinkled calf, skilfully rebacked with the original spine laid down, new label, spine gilding largely flaked, attractive rolled foliate panel to the boards, marbled endpapers. Spine rubbed and lacking most gilding, but sensitively restored and remaining attractive. First edition. These eighteenth-century Army Lists are becoming harder to find. Bookplate of Ernest, Duke of Cumberland, fifth son of George III and Queen Charlotte. Ernest studied at the University of Göttingen and then trained in the Hanoverian Army, fighting "with courage in Flanders and the Netherlands against the French" (ODNB), commanding the Hanoverian light battalion of grenadiers at Villers-en-Cauchi in 1793, and seeing action at Tournai - where he was wounded - and Nijmegen in 1794. He regarded himself as a professional soldier, but after 1796 never again held command in the field, despite repeated efforts to obtain active service. On the death of his brother William IV in 1837, he ascended to the throne of Hanover. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tweede eeuw-gedachtenis der Middelburgsche vryheid, zoo in den godsdienst als burgerstaat, of historische aaneenschakeling van gebeurtenissen der stad Middelburg in Zeeland, ten tyde der Nederlandsche Beroerten (.). Benevens het daar op gevolgde overgaan derzelve aan den Heere Prinse van Oranje en Nassau.

      Middelburg, Pieter Gillissen, 1774. - LVI+528+(22) pp. Gebonden. Half leer uit de tijd, vergulde rug met rood titelschildje. Goed ex. (Hoeken wat gestoten; 20e eeuws ex-libris op binnenzijde voorplat, rond stempeltje op schutblad & titel). * Haitsma Mulier 188b.

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        Grund-Riß der kay. königl. Residenz-Stadt Wien. Unter glorwürdigster Regierung Beyder May.ten Josephs des II.ten Röm. Kaysers und Mariä Theresiä Röm. Kayserin [.] Unter der Direction dero Hof Mathematici Joseph Nagel aufgenommen von dem N.D. Reg. Ingenieur Franz Gruß und Joseph Neussner im Jahr 1770.

      Vienna, zu haben auf der Wieden in der Plenkler Gasse No. 316, [1774]. - Four-plate engraving by J. E. Mansfeld, mounted on cloth and framed under glass. 131 x 162 cm. Probably the most monumental layout plan of the Vienna inner city ever published, doubling the scale of Nagel's better-known (and more common) plan of Vienna and its suburbs (1781), and self-published as early as 1774. Nagel had begun his surveying task shortly after completion of the re-numbering of houses in 1770. "Probably completed in October 1774" (cf. Dörflinger). - Slight browning to margins, otherwise fine. Extremely rare. Dörflinger, Österreichische Karten des 18. Jhs. I, 71 and note 115. Not in Mayer or Eckl colls. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX

      W Eyres, Warrington 1774 - 3rd ed, large 8vo, VG, 21 pls. In full calf, slightly worn, gilt floral chain to edges, corners and edges slightly bumped and worn. Spine, relaid retaining old, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red leather label. Internally, marbled endpapers and text block edges, hinges strengthened, no inscriptions etc, (xiii), [1], [1], 2-388 pp, eng tp + 21 pls (of 21, with 2 folding), some offsetting of plates and spotting and some browning to blanks. The appendix, which consists of 8 numbers is, apart from No 8, The Itinerary, new, the plates are also new, engraved by P Mazell from drawings by Moses Griffith. (Powell 138. ESTC T113910. Lowndes 1828. Cohen 248. Allibone 1553) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer who in 1769 undertook a tour of Scotland, chiefly of the highlands, a region then little known by outsiders yet of interest for its natural history. He drew upon local specialist knowledge¿men such as the Revd Dr John Walker, who had travelled extensively in the highlands and Hebrides in 1764 and 1766, and, in Aberdeen, the natural historian David Skene, who showed Pennant his cabinet of natural history and advised him on zoological and botanical specimens. See ODNB. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du roi.

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1774-1789 - Seconde édition, 30 volumes in-4. Théorie de la Terre (3 volumes, 1774-75): portrait de Buffon, 2 cartes et 16 planches gravées. Histoire générale des animaux et de l"homme (2 volumes, 1776-78): 14 planches gravées. Epoques de la Nature (1 volume, 1779): frontispice allégorique, 2 cartes dépliantes et 6 planches gravées dont 4 dépliantes. Histoire naturelle des Oiseaux (9 volumes, 1770-83): 263 planches. Histoire des Quadrupèdes (8 volumes, 1777-89): 439 planches et un tableau dépliant). Histoire naturelle des Minéraux (5 volumes, 1783-88). Histoire des Quadrupèdes ovipares et des Serpents, par Lacépède (2 volumes, 1788-89): 1 grand tableau dépliant et 63 planches gravées. Soit au total 30 volumes comprenant 810 planches gravées hors texte, deux tableaux et de très jolies vignettes en tête de chapitres, la quasi-totalité des illustrations dessinées par De Sève et gravées par les meilleurs artistes du temps. Reliure d"époque uniforme en veau glacé moucheté, roulette dorée encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs finement ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin vert, gardes marbrées, tranches dorées, coupes ornées. Quelques frottis ou épidermures sans gravité, quelques rousseurs occasionnelles, mais un bel ensemble élégamment relié, avec les planches en beau tirage (un peu plus pâles dans les 2 volumes de Lacépède). Bel exemplaire de ce monument de l"histoire naturelle, ouvrage majeur du siècle des Lumières, pour lequel Buffon fut assisté par Louis Daubenton, Guéneau de Montbeillard et l"abbé Bexon. Dans cette seconde édition, les 15 volumes de la première édition de l" "Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière" publiés de 1749 à 1767 et leurs 7 volumes de suppléments parus à partir de 1774 ont été refondus pour former un ensemble plus cohérent en 14 volumes, dans lequel les descriptions anatomiques ont été supprimées. Le restant de l"ouvrage (Oiseaux et Minéraux) est identique, une seule édition ayant été publiée. Après la mort de Buffon, Lacépède publiera seul, de 1788 à 1804, une suite de huit volumes dont deux sur les quadrupèdes ovipares et serpents et six sur les cétacés et poissons. Notre ensemble qui comprend 30 volumes au total, se compose des 28 volumes de l"ouvrage de Buffon et des deux premiers volumes de la suite de Lacépède. Bel exemplaire de ce magnifique ouvrage, complet de toutes les planches à l"exception de celles des minéraux, qui manquent à presque tous les exemplaires. Brunet I, 1376-77. En Français dans le texte, 152 (pour la première édition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POESIE PER LE FELICISSIME NOZZE DEL NOBILE SIGNOR CONTE LODOVICO TIENE CON LA NOBILE SIGNORA CONTESSA ATALANTA PIOVENE

      per Gio. Battista Vendramini Mosca, Vicenza 1774 - An Italian Aristocratic Wedding Volume from 1774,Looking Almost Exactly as it Did in 1774. 305 x 216 mm (12 x 8 1/2"). lxxvi pp. FIRST EDITION. Original pastepaper boards covered in red and green block-printed patterned paper. In a modern red cloth folding box. Frontispiece engraving of the arms of bride and groom, engraved allegorical vignettes on title page and at end, woodcut head- and tailpieces and foliated initials, all done with considerable charm. Spine and head edge just slightly faded, a couple of very small snags in backstrip, one page with mild thumbing, but A SUPERB COPY, EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN, FRESH, AND BRIGHT, both the text and original printed paper wrappers in an almost unbelievable state of preservation. This is a remarkably well-preserved Italian "wedding book," a souvenir produced for friends and guests of a noble bride and groom. It contains a collection of romantic poems by 28 different authors, along with engravings of the newlyweds' arms. This kind of book was popular in Italy, particularly in the north during the second half of the 18th and early part of the 19th centuries. Such occasional works were produced by printers in the major cities like Venice, Vicenza, Padua, Trento, and Milan for assorted noble patrons. Copies of these fête books are to be found today in Italian and Swiss libraries, but only two copies of any such volumes are held in North America (one by the New York Public Library and one by the Getty). KVK locates four copies of our work (one of them damaged) in three Italian libraries. The groom here, Count Lodovico Tiene or Thiene, was a scion of one of Vicenza's most important families. His ancestor, also named Lodovico, built the Palazzo Thiene that was memorably remodelled by Vicenza's most famous son, Andrea Palladio. Our volume was obviously a treasured keepsake that was carefully stored away from light and dust, and it looks amazingly like it must have on the day of the happy nuptials. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIBRERÍA DE JUECES - Obra Completa (8 Tomos)

      Imprenta de Blas Román, Madrid 1774 - 21 x 14 cm. Piel. Señales de desgaste en portadas. Tomo I - 464 pp. Tomo II - 312 pp. Tomo III - 416 pp. Tomo IV - 412 pp. Tomo V - 406 pp. Tomo VI - 407 pp. Tomo VII - 424 pp. Tomo VIII - 384 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anatomia uteri humani gravidi tabulis illustrata. The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus exhibited in Figures.

      John Baskerville, Birmingham 1774 - Double folio (629x461 mm), 21 unsigned and unpaginated text leaves, each leaf a single sheet, 34 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, red morocco label to upper board (spine and hinges expertly repaired, boards rubbed and soiled). Early issue with the plates watermarked. Plates 7, 8, 17 and 23 with repaired marginal tears (without loss), plates 21 and 22 supplied, over-sized plate 8 slightly trimmed at fore-margin. Some occasional spotting (mainly to plate margins) and minor even browning. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, ink-stamp on title. A fine copy printed on strong paper. ---- Choulant-Frank, pp. 296-297; Garrison-Morton 6157; Norman 1125; Waller 5004; Wellcome III, p. 319; Gaskell, Baskerville, 53; Heirs of Hippocrates 942; Jordanova, "Gender, Generation and science: William Hunter's obstetric al atlas," William Hunter and the eighteenth-century world, ed. Bynum and Porter, pp. 385-412; Kornell in Oxford DNB for Rymsdyk; Osler 3026; Roberts & Tomlinson, pp. 460-73; Russell, British Anatomy, 452; Sappol, Dream Anatomy pp. 29 and 44. - FIRST EDITION. The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus, on which Hunter labored sporadically for thirty years, primarily with the artist Jan van Rymsdyk, is one of the great masterpieces of medical graphic art and printing. One of the main reasons for the book's excessively long gestation was Hunter's difficulty in obtaining the cadavers of pregnant women for dissection. By 1751 van Rymsdyk had completed ten of the red pastel drawings, which Hunter exhibited publicly and used in his lectures. The positive reception of the drawings encouraged Hunter to undertake publication of an atlas; however, problems in obtaining dissection material, and the great success of his obstetrical and teaching career, inevitably created delays. Compounding this were Hunter's ambitious plans to expand the atlas, which eventually was published with 34 plates. "It is indeed a remarkable book, not the least important aspect of which is the large size of the plates, which Hunter took care to defend in the preface. For him, the technical quality of the plates was of great importance; they combine descriptive clarity with beauty. The work contains thirty-four plates of different kinds; some depict several objects, others a life-size section of the human body - the female trunk between the abdomen and the middle of the thighs. Some plates are packed with detail, others are more schematic, showing large parts in outline only. Facing each plate are a short description and a key." (Jordanova, p. 386). Remarkably 17 different engravers were employed producing the 34 plates in Hunter's atlas. Of these Sir Robert Strange engraved only two, but he is thought to have supervised the rest of the group. Strange had studied anatomy at the classes of the first Alexander Monro, and is supposed to have drawn for Monro. In 1750 Strange was working for William Hunter in London. Strange spent time in Paris and Italy, and after 1760 became an art dealer, selling to Hunter a number of master works now in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. According to Roberts & Tomlinson, Strange was knighted in 1787 for engraving "a sentimental picture of two dead royal Princes." In format the Gravid Uterus was the largest book printed by the great printer John Baskerville, and one of two medical books issued from his press; it is also among the very few medical books issued from a private press. The original drawings, from which the engravings were made, are preserved in the Hunterian Collections at the University of Glasgow Library. Like certain other labors of love, sales of Hunter's atlas did not equal the passion of its author. It was originally issued for £6.6s, but remaindered in 1784 after Hunter's death for £3.13s.6d. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Zuliani b. A. Zatta, "Il Mappamondo o sia descrizione generale del Globo".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, dat. 1774, 22,3 x 30. Portinaro - Knirsch, The cartography of North America, S. 258. - Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären mit altkolor. Kartusche. In den Ecken altkolor. Allegorien auf die vier Erdteile und 2 astronom. Darstellungen in der Mitte.

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        Reise durch Island

      veranstaltet von der Königlichen Societät der Wissenschaften in Kopenhagen. Aus dem Dänischen übersetzt. 2 vols. Kopenhagen & Leipzig: Heinecke und Faber 1774-75. With large folded map and 51 copperengraved plates showing costumes, animals and fishes, volcanoes, hot springs etc. XVI + 328; VIII + 244 pp. Bound in one later full leatherbinding (20th century). Some leaves weakly browning. Plate nos. I + II replaced with the ones from the Danish edition, the map also with Danish text. Plate no. XII restored without loss of picture.. The earliest scientific work about Iceland and today an important source for all later Iceland research. German translation of the Danish edition published 1772. Fiske I, 439. Bibl. Dan. III, 613. Ehr.-M. VI, 142 + 199

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        HISTOIRE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE M. LE PRINCE DE CONDE EN FLANDRE EN 1674. Précédé d'un tableau historique de la guerre de Hollande jusqu'à cette époque.

      Paris, Chez l'auteur et Ch. Ant. Jombert pere, Delaguette, Monory, 1774.FIRST EDITION 1774. Folio, approximately 395 x 280 mm, 15½ x 11 inches, half - title, printed title page, engraved title page, 2 full page engraved plates, 4 folding maps coloured in outline, 32 double page engraved plates of Carte des Camps with formations highlighted in red, 3 other folding plates, Fort et Chateau; Siege Grave and Bataille de Seneff which has formations highlighted in yellow, blue and red, engraved head and tail vignettes, pictorial initials, pages: xiv, 1 - 63, [1] 1 - 216 plus [8] list of subscribers, licence and errata leaves at end, bound in full contemporary mottled calf, red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt decoration to spine, marbled endpapers. Binding rubbed and scuffed, shelf wear to edges, top and bottom of spine and corners have been repaired, small cracks to head and tail of both hinges, all pages and plates mounted on stubs, 3 gatherings have been bound out of place,13 - 16, 41 - 44,101 - 104, all bound 1 gathering before their correct position, page 41 - 44 browned, all text legible, a few small tears to folds and margins mostly neatly repaired. 1 folding map, the smallest of the 4, has a third portion replaced from another identical map but it is not coloured in outline as the rest, pale vertical stain along the join, many plates have pale browning to margins, age - browning to some pages, 1 page has a vertical crease, 1 folding map slightly protruding with the edges of margins browned and dusty, a few rust marks just affecting a few letters but all legible, 1 plate margin has a small chip, not affecting images, tip of 2 corners torn with slight loss, occasional foxing and small marks, old ink signature to top of half - title. A good sturdy copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        "Schatkamer der Nederlandsche Oudheden;".

      "of Woordenboek, Behelsende Nederlands Steden en Dorpen, Kasteelen, Sloten en Heeren Huizen, Oude Volkeren, Rivieren, Vermaarde Luiden in Staat en Oorlog,Oudheden,Gewoontens en Lands wyzen. Versierd met LXIII Verbeeldingen, van zoo geheele als vervallene Heeren Huizen, Sloten en Kasteelen, meerendeels geteekend door Roeland Rochmans.Nevens een Bladwyzer, in de gedaante van een Land-Cronyk.De Derde Druk. Vermeerdert met Aantekeningen door Pieter Langendyk.Van Nieuws overzien; in Taal en Spelling naar den hedendaagschen smaak verbeterd, en met eene plaat en verscheide nieuwe Artikelen, en andere uitgebreider, vermeerderd. Amsterdam by Gerrit Bom.1774. With 1 engr.title.plt. and 63 engr. fold.plts.462pp.".

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        Gesamtansicht über den Rhein ('Braubach - 13').

      . altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Saakes, 1774, 21 x 32,5. Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen, 13, 9. - Das Blatt fälschlich als Braubach bezeichnet. - Schmidt kennt nur Blätter aus der Serie ohne Zählung. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Gesamtansicht über den Rhein ('Braubach').

      . Kupferstich b. Saakes, 1774, 22 x 32,5. Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen, 13, 9. - Das Blatt fälschlich als Braubach bezeichnet. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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