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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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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]

      [Bookseller: C R Johnson Rare Book Collections (PBFA)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Laura Ovalles]
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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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX

      Printed by W. Eyres MDCCLXXIV [1774], Warrington - Third Edition. 4to; xiii, [1], 388, [2]pp. Extra-Illustrated with an engraved title page and 39 full-page copper-plate engravings (many folding), only 21 of which are enumerated in the list of plates. Bound in full leather with five raised bands to the spine, which has been skillfully rebacked. End papers renewed, offsetting in places, and the odd spot or grubby mark, else contents are clean and bright throughout. A Very Good or better copy. The titlepage is engraved. With a final leaf of advertisements for Benjamin White in London. ESTC Citation No. T113910 Pennant is sometimes considered the leading British zoologist after John Ray and before Charles Darwin. But he was also an inveterate traveller 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. A Tour in Scotland, 1769, first published in 1771, "is of interest for its descriptions and for its method: Pennant circulated ‘Queries, addressed to the Gentlemen and Clergy of North-Britain’ [Scotland] with standard questions about natural history and the past and present state of the parish in order to allow locals to give ‘a fuller and more satisfactory Account of their Country, than it is the Power of a Stranger and transient Visitant to give.' In that regard Pennant has much in common with the earlier use of circulated queries by natural philosophers such as Robert Boyle and, in Scotland, by the natural historian and geographer Sir Robert Sibbald, and Pennant importantly prefigures the parish-based assessment of Scotland published by Sir John Sinclair in the 1790s." (ODNB) [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)

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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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        Anatomia uteri humani gravidi... The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus exhibited in figures

      Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1774. Huge folio, 20 (of 21) leaves, lacking the dedication; 34 full-page engraved plates signed by the artists and engravers as noted by Gaskell, without the imprints Gaskell notes as Ã’sometimesÓ present on 12 plates. Modern half calf, red labels; title-page silked, some leaves with tears (repaired). First edition of BaskervilleÕs last book: Ã’one of the great artistic achievements in medicineÓ (Norman). Copies in even adequate condition, let alone in contemporary bindings, are very rarely found. This copy is typical of the usual condition in which it is found. Some catalogues imply there is more than one issue but the issue point is not stated. This copy has a typo at plate six: Ã’TTATÓ for THATÓ in the header of the English text. Pardoe, John Baskerville (p. 132) notes: Ã’among the finest of his books, a magnificent volumeÓ. Garrison-Morton 6157; Norman 1125; Gaskell (Baskerville) 56.

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        Eve Conceived Cain and his brother Abel] Concepit Heva, et peperit Cain Frantremque ejus Abel

      Rome 1774 - Copper engraving by Ottaviani after drawings by Savorelli and Camporesi, printed in light brown coloured ink with contemporary hand-colouring. Good condition. Shaved within plate mark, expert neat repairs to left margin, one just affecting the image area. A stunning plate from "Logge di Rafaele nel Vaticano": with contemporary colouring of the highest quality from the golden age of the hand-coloured print. A very fine image from the second part of a work titled "Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano" depicting the decorative work executed by Raphael and his assistants between 1518-1519 in the Vatican. They were drawn by Gaetano Savorelli, a Roman painter and draughtsman best known for his Raphael drawings, and Pietro Camporesi, a Roman architect, who worked for Pope Clemens XIII and Pius VI on rooms for the Vatican Museum. The first to illustrate the famous frescoes, these beautiful plates were probably planned as early as 1760, but were not executed until 1772 to 1776. The plate is remarkable not only as the first important visual record of Raphael's work, but also for the quality of the hand-colouring - the work on this image is, in our opinion, some of the greatest to be produced in Europe during the whole of the eighteenth century: the golden age of the hand-coloured print. They were remarkable not just for their size and magnificent colouring, but also because of the influence they had on contemporary taste. The decision was made to "borrow" elements from Raphael's Vatican tapestries and insert them where the original frescoes were in too poor a state to be legible. The finished plates therefore represented an amalgam of design elements presented with a crisp freshness of colour that held enormous appeal and did much to stimulate the taste for the "grotesque" in the Neo-classical period. A year after the death of his principal patron Julius II, Raphael succeeded Donato Bramante in 1514 as the official Vatican architect. Having previously adorned the "Stanze" or chambers of Julius on the second floor of the papal apartments in the Vatican palace, he was commissioned by Leo X in 1517 to decorate the adjacent Logge. He designed an elaborate cycle of ornamental frescoes for the room's ceiling vaults, doors and auxiliary pillars, which were executed by his assistants Giulio Romano and Giovanni da Udine. Twelve of the quadrilateral ceiling vaults were adorned with murals of familiar Old Testament scenes and one with a scene from the New Testament, while the more decorative frescoes painted on the pilasters by Udine were covered with imaginative compositions of 'grotesque' motifs like foliage, fruit, and chimerical beasts. The biblical scene depicted shows the infant brothers Cain and Abel vying for their mother's attention. Adam is sowing nearby. Cf. Brunet IV, 1110 & 1111; cf. Berlin "Kat". 4068 & 4066; "Raphael Invenit: Stampe da Rafaello" (1985) Ottaviano 22; cf. "Raphael: Reproduktions-graphik aus vier Jahrhunderten" (Coburg 1984) 104 & no. 245.

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        The Farmer's Lawyer; or, Every Country Gentleman his own Counsellor. Containing all the laws now in force, that particularly concern the Farmer, the Country Gentleman, the Clergyman, the Malster, the Hop-Planter, the Carrier, or any other Person whose Business, or Amusements occasion him to reside chiefly in the Country

      London : W Strachan and M Woodfall , 1774 A comprehensive and clearly written guide to the law in the mid to late 1700's as it affected those living and working in the countryside. The title page says that this is the 2nd edition - enlarged to cover the law concerning Landlords and Tenants. It is divided into several sections: Game; Tithes; Highways; Turnpike Roads; Fishing, fish-ponds, rivers etc; making and duty of Malt; making and selling of Cyder, mum and perry; and growing, bagging and duty of Hops; landlords and tenants; cattle; corn; hay; straw; timber and other trees; Butter and Cheese. In full leather binding which is in very good condition apart from some slight wear to the front hinge. With original endpapers which are splitting at the hinge at the front. Contents are sound, clean and bright. With advert for the 'Modern Parish Officer' bound at the rear.

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        An epistle from Oberea, Queen of Otaheite, To Joseph Banks, Esq. Translated by T.Q.Z. Esq, Professor of the Otaheite Language in Dublin, and of all the Languages of the Undiscovered Islands in the South Seas

      London: J. Almon, 1774. Quarto, 16 pp.; text browned and some foxing, but a good tall copy attractively bound in simple blue polished half calf, spine lettered in gilt. Hot nights in Tahiti. Rare second edition of this famous joke at the expense of Joseph Banks and his shore leave at Tahiti. There had been much gossip at stories of Banks' amorous activities during the first Cook voyage, which were seized upon by satirists, and led to a plethora of racy poems. Banks' relationship with Oberea, widely portrayed as the queen of Tahiti, was much discussed, most often in terms of their romantic liaisons. This Epistle, one of the more imaginative and well received of these squibs, masquerades as an affectionate letter from the Tahitian queen, with much nostalgia for their vigorous encounters, and is one of the earliest pieces of imaginative literature to deal with the discoveries in the Pacific. The author preferred anonymity; he has been variously identified as Richard Porson and Professor Fitzgerald, but he is now known to have been John Scott, later Scott-Waring, a major in the East India Company. His casting of Banks and the queen as Ulysses and Calypso was greatly enjoyed; his mock-serious notes are drawn from the Hawkesworth account of the voyage, and he claims with nice wit to have suppressed several passages from the rather prim Hawkesworth as far too racy for his readers. Enormously popular, the work went through at least five editions, all of which appeared with a 1774 imprint (although the poem is known to have been completed in 1773). This second edition was the first known to Beddie, while Rolf du Rietz has proven that the first three "editions", at least, had certainly appeared in the last months of 1773. Copies of any of the editions are uncommon. A second Letter from Her Majesty was published the following year.

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        Omiah. A Native of Otaheite, brought to England by Capt. Fourneaux

      [London], 1774. Engraving, 170 x 115 mm., trimmed inside the plate mark but retaining the whole image and the main caption, pasted down on a sheet of wove paper; very good. Omai for the popular market. An unusual contemporary engraving of "Omiah", the Tahitian man 'brought to England by Capt. Fourneaux (sic.)'. Although charmingly naïve, it is clearly based on the famous Nathaniel Dance/Francesco Bartolozzi engraving of the same year. This depiction shows a rather feminine Omai clutching his famous stool and displaying - on the tops of his feet and the back of his left wrist - some rudimentary tattooing. Dance's portrait is the best known of the many images of the famous Tahitian, who was considered the embodiment of Rousseau's noble savage when he arrived in England on the Adventure, Furneaux's command on Cook's second-voyage, in 1774. He was placed in the care of Joseph Banks and Dr Solander, both of whom he remembered from their visit to Tahiti five years earlier on Cook's first voyage. His natural grace captivated London society, and the fine portrait epitomised the eighteenth-century ideal of the noble South Sea islander, here printed for a popular audience. A copy of this print in the National Library confirms that it is taken from the London Magazine for August 1774, but that part of the note is clipped from this example.

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        Obras espirituales que encaminan a una alma a la mas perfecta union con Dios en transformacion de amor / por el extatico, y surlime Doctor Mystico, el beato Padre san Juan de la Cruz primer padre de la Reforma de Nuestra Señora del Carmen , y Companero de la Seraphica Doctora, y Madre Santa Teresa de Jesus en la Fundacion de dicha Reforma., Consagradas por la mano del glorioso, e enclito Patriarcha Senor San Josph, al Rey Soberano de la Gloria Jesu-Christo Nuestro Redemptor.

      Pamplona Pasqual Ibanez Impressor, 1774 - [10 Bll.] 691 S. Schöne spanischsprachige Ausgabe der Schriften von Juan de la Cruz (1524-1591) in gutem Exemplar. Sprache: es Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Folio Flexibler Ganzpergamenteinband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. (Buchblock etwas gelockert)

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        Stadtplan mit Umgebung, "Plan von der so genannten Insel Potsdam nebst den umliegenden Gegenden mit allerhöchster Königlicher Verwilligung herausgegeben im Jahr 1774".

      . Kupferstich v. Schleuen, dat. 1774, 63,5 x 61,5 (H). Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll: Potsdam, Ansichten aus 3 Jahrhunderten. Früher und sehr seltener Plan von Potsdam, hier vorliegend im 1. Ausgabe. - Zeigt auch die Umgebung, u. a. Fahrlandsche See, Glienecke. Caputh, Werder. Oben rechts dek. Rokokokartusche mit Erklärungen zum Plan von A - Z und a - n. - Der Plan ist faltbar und in 20 Segmenten auf Lwd. montiert.

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        Carte de la N.le Galles Merid.le ou de Côte Orientale del N.le Hollande Découverte et visitée par le Lieutenant J.Cook Commandant de L'Endeavour, Vaisseau de sa Majesté 1770.

      1774 - Paris, Saillant et Nyon & Panckouke, 1774. Coloured. 375 x 785mm. Minor restoration to binding folds. A French edition of the first published map of the east coast of Australia, engraved by Bénard for the Amsterdam edition of Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', first published 1773. After observing the Transit of Venus from Tahiti, Cook's brief was to search for the 'Terra Australis Incognita'. Sailing west he accurately mapped New Zealand for the first time, then moved north, discovering the east coast of Australia. Orientated with north to the right, the chart shows Captain Cook's route from Cape Howe north to Cape York. However, having already run aground once, Cook sailed outside the dangerous reefs and so the coast between Cape Flattery and Cape Weymouth was not mapped.

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        Interpretatio naturae, seu philosophia Newtoniana methodo exposita. Augsburg: Joseph Wolff, 1773, 1774, 1775.

      - First edition, rare. 'Jacob Anton Zallinger was born in Boze (Tyrol) in 1735 and died there in 1813. After studying at Munich and Innsbruck, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1753, was ordained in 1765, and belonged to the Jesuit order until its suppression in 1773. He taught philosophy in Munich (1767–70), Dillingen (1770–76), Innsbruck (1776) and then moved to Augsburg in 1777, where he taught as a faculty member at the College of St Salvator for thirty years, lecturing on canon law. For some years he also served as rector of the university. His most significant work is his philosophy according to Newton's method, the Interpretatio naturae seu Philosophia Newtoniana methodo exposita, consisting of three volumes written between 1773 and 1775. In this work he defends the Copernican account of the solar system and also the empiricism of Newton against the scholastic method of deductive reasoning' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 3 volumes, 8vo, [xviii], 454; [xiv], 449; [xii], 443 pp., 9 folding plates, 2 folding tables, recent quarter calf with red spine labels, small stamps on title-pages, minor repair to verso of first title-page, occasional spotting, internally a very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRAITE SUR LA MENDICITE AVEC LES PROJETS DE REGLEMENT PROPRES A L'EMPECHER DANS LES VILLES ET VILLAGES, DEDIE A MESSIEURS LES OFFICIERS DE JUSTICE ET DE POLICE, PAR UN CITOYEN,

      S.p., 1774 - Relié, plein veau à l'impression doré sur le dos, page de titre originale, 120 x 205mm., 56pp. Livre curieux et rare, probablement de la main de François Xavier de Feller. Excellent état. 510 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Clavigo. Ein Trauerspiel. Mit zehn Steindrucken von Hugo Steiner-Prag. Weimar, Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen 1917. 4to. 77 S. Mit 10 signierten und datierten Orig.-Lithoraphien. Orig.-Pergamentbd. mit Deckeltitel u. Kopfgoldschnitt. (Leipziger Buchbinderei, vorm. Gustav Fritzsche).

      . . Eines von 25 numerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Zanders-Bütten mit 10 signierten und datierten Orig.-Lithographien von Hugo Steiner-Prag. Nur diese Exemplare wurden von Hand in Ganzpergament gebunden. Im Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. Der Text folgt der ersten Ausgabe von Goethes Jugendstück von 1774. Tadellos erhalten. - Rodenberg 288. - Schauer, Bd. II,94.

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        The Charters of the British Colonies in America

      London: J. Almon, 1774. Octavo, [ii], 142 pp., fine uncut copy in modern plain wrappers, handsome quarter blue morocco bookform box by Sangorski. Royal charters granted to seven North American colonies, printed on the eve of the War of Independence. The charters represent individual agreements between the Crown and the settlers of the respective colonies. Comparison of the charters reveal significant differences with regard to taxation, land ownership (with attendant mineral and fishing rights), the administration of local courts and the power of magistrates, appeals to the crown in the event of capital punishment, and so forth. Of special concern was the issue of religious affiliation; in this regard the Rhode Island charter assures the settlers of freedom of worship while that of Massachusetts Bay leaves power in the hands of the original Puritan settlers. Where the colonies existed by virtue of agreements with local Indians, the charters reinforced the legal validity of land claims; much of this remained significantly unchanged after the American Revolution. This imprint of 1774 was reprinted from the 1766 edition, noted by Howes as ' the first collected edition of these colonial charters'. Includes the charters of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia. Interestingly, it also prints the first charter granted to the colony of Massachusetts Bay in 1644 (18 pp.).

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        Over 1000 words on a deed in the hand of 29-year-old Anthony Wayne after he surveyed the land his parents were selling

      Autograph Document with ?Wayne? penned 10 times in the text, one page, 27? by 15.5?. On vellum. Three wax seals at lower right next to the signatures of Gen. Wayne?s parents, ?Isaac Wayne? and ?Elizabeth Wayne? and ?Isaac Davis? as Justice. Soiling and rippling, common in such documents. Folded to 7? x 8? with docket by Anthony Wayne: ?1774 Deed / Isaac Wayne ... / to / Benjamin Marpel...? Fine condition.A lengthy document with over 1,000 words in Wayne?s hand as a surveyor. Wayne?s parents, Isaac Wayne, ?Yeoman,? and Elizabeth Wayne sell ?Forty Seven acres and half and ten perches? of land in Willistown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, to Benjamin Marple, ?Wheelwright,? for £256. The history of ownership is traced back to a 1000 acre ?Patent of Confirmation bearing date the ninth day of July Anno Domini 1687? to Samuel Jobson with all the owners of the land since then mentioned with the date of each deed. In part, ?...unto Gabriel Wayne in fee by Indentur

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        Design of the Ceiling of Lady Bute's Dressing Room

      London 1774 - A fine engraving, with contemporary hand colouring, of a painted plaster and stucco ceiling from the interior at Luton Hoo, a project undertaken by Robert Adam in about 1764 for the Earl of Bute. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8; DNB; Wilton-Ely, The Mind and Art of Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Engraving, coloured by hand, by B. Pastorini.

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        Elevation of the North Front of Kenwood, towards the Court. Elevation of the South Front of Kenwood, towards the Gardens

      London 1774 - A fine architectural engraving of Kenwood House, in Hampstead, London, re-modelled in 1761-1773, and now home to the Iveagh Bequest picture collection. Robert and his brother James Adam forever changed the face of British architecture by introducing innovative Classical design ideas. From 1754-57, Robert lived in Italy where he had a long productive friendship with Piranesi, which was inspirational for both men. Adam's first book, on Diocletian's palace in Dalmatia, is clearly very like the archaeological investigations Piranesi was making at the same time of similar ruins. Piranesi's friendship and passion for Roman Classicism were seminal influences on Adam, and the greatest single factor, other than his own talent, in the work Adam produced on his return to England. Upon his return, the brothers launched their career by building the Adelphi from the Thames to the Strand in London, which although not a commercial success at the time, included one of London's most cherished buildings, the Adlephi Theatre. Together, the Adam brothers designed and built some of the most famous buildings in England, including such bastions of English architecture as Kenwood House, Keddlestone Manor, and Syon House. To the interiors of their English country houses, the Adams brought wonderful ornamental elements in niches, lunettes, festoons and reliefs. Their classically designed buildings were so numerous in London that they changed the prevailing feel of the city and established their brand of neo-Classicism as the model of elegance and importance. It is asserted that the brothers originated the concept of the uniform facade attached to the typical English row house, an architectural device that distinguishes London buildings. This monumental contribution is evidenced in the Adams' designs for Portland Place and Fitzroy Square, and these were used as architectural models for the whole city. The brothers brought their talents into other areas by designing furniture to complement their beautiful interiors and by creating and publishing a treatise of design entitled 'Works in Architecture'. The work was published in three volumes over an extended span of time, beginning in 1773, with the final volume being published posthumously in 1822. Cf. Brunet I.47; cf. Lowndes I, p.8. Engraving, by T. Miller (expert repairs to old fold touching image area).

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        Theatrum Machinarum Generale. Schau-Platz Des Grundes Mechanischer Wissenschafften, Das ist: Deutliche Anleitung Zur Mechanic oder Bewegungs-Kunst. UND ANGEBUNDEN: Theatrum Machinarium. Oder: Schau-Platz der Heb-Zeuge, in welchem nicht nur angewiesen wird Wie durch Menschen und Thiere gewaltige Lasten bequem fortzubringen, Sondern auch Mancherley Arthen der vornehmsten, gebräuchlichsten, dauerhaftigsten und curieusesten, wie auch simplesten Machinen, Lasten von ungeheurer Größe und Schwehre, so wol von einem Orth zum andern nicht allein füglich fortzuschaffen, als zu erheben, neiderzulassen und mit Geschicklichkeit von einer Seite zur andern zu wenden, vorgestellet werden.

      Leipzig, Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf und Sohn 1774;. Neue [2.] Aufl.; ca 38x25 cm; 9 [statt 10 - Reihentitel nicht eingebunden] Blätter, 188 Seiten, 2 Blätter mit 71 Kupfertafeln; 8 Blätter, 164 Seiten, 2 Blätter mit 56 Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild (Einband etwas bestoßen und leicht berieben, Buchrücken an den Kapitalen mit kleinen Fehlstellen, vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt [leer] fehlt, Reihentitel nicht mit eingebunden, Textblätter vereinzelt geringfügig stockfleckig oder leicht gebräunt, Tafeln sauber; insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit den ersten beiden Bänden der Reihe); Neue [2.] Aufl.;.

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        Joseph Banks Esq

      London: W. Dickinson, 30 January, 1774. Mezzotint portrait, 510 x 370 mm.; a very good impression, mounted and framed. The classic portrait of Banks as a young man. Only twenty-eight or twenty-nine years of age, Banks is shown sitting confidently at his desk, surrounded by the accoutrements of his science: books, papers, and a prominently placed world globe. The mezzotint is based on the portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1772-3, when Banks was at the height of his fame after returning triumphant from Cook's first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia. His ambitions and achievements are neatly captured in the prominently placed Latin tag, "cras ingens iterabimus æquor" (Horace: "tomorrow we will be back on the vast ocean", and an intriguing choice as the engraving was published at much the same time as Banks withdrew from Cook's second voyage). The engraving was made by William Dickinson in the latter half of 1773. It was the same year that Dickinson first began to publish his own prints, after a lengthy apprenticeship and association with the painter Robert Edge Pine, at whose house in St Martin's Lane he lodged between 1768 and 1771. His relationship with Reynolds was evidently good: this was the first of no less than twenty-two mezzotints after Reynolds that he completed and this very rare and fine image of Banks is one of the most celebrated.

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        Omai, A Native of Ulaietea

      London: Publish'd according to Act of Parlt., 25th October, 1774. Etching and stipple engraving, 540 x 330 mm.; a good, well-inked and very crisp impression, generous margins; mounted. The ideal image of the Noble Savage. A wonderful full-length portrait of Omai (also known as "Mai"), the Tahitian who was seen as the embodiment of Rousseau's noble savage when he arrived in England on the Adventure with Captain Furneaux in 1774. The portrait is based on a painting by Nathaniel Dance, who would later also paint Captain Cook. Here, he is shown carrying a wooden pillow-stool and feathered circlet, and draped in tapa cloth. Banks so admired Dance's painting that he personally commissioned Bartolozzi to do the engraving. Bartolozzi was renowned for his technique of "stippled" engravings, of which this is a fine example. The portrait is testament to the contemporary interest in Omai, and this romantic portrayal was one of the first large-scale and separately-issued images that were produced to satisfy European curiosity, and to advance anthropological interest in the peoples of the Pacific. This tradition of taking exotic natives of interest back to London began with Captain Cook and continued well into the nineteenth century. The four-line inscription mentions both Furneaux and, particularly, Lord Sandwich of the Admiralty, who was Omai's great friend and protector during his two-year stay in England.

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        A Voyage Towards The North Pole Undertaken By His Majesty's Command 1773

      London: W. Boyer and J. Nichols for J. Nourse, 1774. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full calf, professionally rebacked, original backstrip laid down. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 253 pages. 29.5 x 24 cm. Fourteen plates: 3 folding maps, plus 11 plates (each folding or double-paged), and 11 folding tables. The expedition crossed the ice barrier separating Spitsbergen from Novaya Zemlya, and reached 80 degrees, 48 minutes north, but could not find a clear path through the ice. Horatio Nelson, then 14, took part in the expedition. SABIN 62572. " An important addition to nautical science which does honor to its author. Besides a journal of the voyage, it contains a descriptive catalogue of the natural productions of Spitsbergen." Ink ownership inscription and bookplate on fep. Pencil underlining to author's name on title page, pages and plates generally clean, mild toning to a few plates.

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        De Magica Liber

      Leipzig: Kraus. 1774. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. A physician writes on magic! First printing, first edition, 1774. Hardcover 12mo, 316pp. Bound in what appears to be a slightly later school prize binding with gilt stamped boards and spine compartments, marbled endpapers. Very good with leather still supple, though there is a gouge to the front board about .75 inch in length, a few other smaller nicks or scratches. De Haen was a well-known physician and writer, one of the first to realize the importance of the thermometer. This treatise discusses the treatment of magic and divination by the Church Fathers, its modern place in science, and whether diagnoses could be achieved through the use of magic. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf and old conte marking to frontis, else clean and unmarked. Rare.

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