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        AN EXAMINATION OF Dr. REID'S Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense, Dr. BEATTIE'S Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, AND Dr. OSWALD'S Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion.

      Printed for J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Chruch-Yard, London 1774 - Pagination: lxi, [iii], [1]-371, [3]. ________ Rebound in dark-brown quarter sheep; spine with five raised bands and gilt roll-tooling, deep red title label "PRIESTLEY'S / EXAMINAT."; marbled boards with leather tips; endpapers from original book; all page edges red. ________ Priestley's first major work laying out his materialist view of the world and challenging Scottish common-sense philosophy which claimed that common sense trumped reason in religion. He argues against Reid's theory of mind and maintains ideas do not have to resemble referents in the world. For Priestly ideas are not mental pictures but rather causal associations. In positing such, Priestley concludes that "ideas and objects must be of the same substance", a radical view in the 18th century. Furthermore, he strongly suggests that there is no mind-body duality, thereby shocking his counterparts that believed such a duality was necessary for the soul to exist. ________ Occasional marginal notes and a few underlines in an early hand, else a clean and nicely margined copy. ________ The last copy of this FIRST EDITION of Priestley's seminal work was a listing by Chais Johnson in 2000 for 800 British pounds sterling. ________ A VERY NICE COPY OF THE SCARCELY FOUND FIRST EDITION. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gentleman's Monthly and Historical Chronicle

      St. John's Gate for D. Henry 1774 - First edition of this compilation of the Gentleman's Monthly, containing early reports of the brewing discontent in the American colonies. Very good condition, housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Majesté Britannique... par le commodore Byron, le capitaine Carteret, le capitaine Wallis & le capitaine Cook? Rédigée d'après les journaux tenus par les différens commandans & les papiers de M. Banks. Traduite de l'anglois. -

      Paris, Chez Saillant, Nyon, et Panckoucke, 1774.4 voll. In-4. Legature coeve in pelle maculata, dorsi con nervi, tasselli rossi e ricchi fregi oro, filetti dorati sui piatti, sguardie e tagli marmorizzati. Con 52 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame, molte ripieg., con carte geografiche, vedute, animali, piante, costumi, incontri con gli indigeni ecc. (4), XVI, 2 + 2, XXXII, 388 pp.; (6), 536 pp.; (6), 394, (2) pp.; (2), VIII, 367, (1) pp.; esemplare molto bello; qualche foglio lievemente ingiallito. Prima edizione della traduzione francese di questa Relazione degli importanti viaggi di scoperta nel Pacifico avvenuti intorno al 1760 (l?edizione originale inglese apparve a Londra l?anno precedente). Di notevole interesse è il primo viaggio di Cook (1768-1771), durante il quale visitò prima Tahiti, scoperta da Wallis nel 1767, e poi esplorò le coste della Nuova Zelanda e dell?Australia. Sabin 30940. First French edition, after the original English edition of the previous year, of this standard work of English voyages to the Pacific in the 1760, namely those of Byron, Wallis (who discovered Tahiti), Carteret (who discovered Pitcairn Island), and Cook's first voyage. With 52 plates, maps, and charts, mostly folding. Occasional light toning of the paper, but generally a very good copy bound in contemp. marbled calf, spines with raised bands, leather labels and richly gilt.

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        Pel solenne Battesimo di S. A. R. Ludovico Principe Primogenito di Parma tenuto al sacro fonte da Sua Maestà Christianissima e dalla Real Principessa delle Asturie. Iscrizioni esotiche a caratteri novellamente incisi e fusi.

      Parma, Impresso nella R. Stamperia [Bodoni], 1774.In-4° (290x194mm), pp. (4), 50, cartoncino coevo in marmorizzatira caillouté policroma. Dorso rinforzato in carta rossa. Testo entro bordura tipografica incisa. Fresco e marginoso esemplare. Unica edizione di questo eccezionale esercizio tipografico bodoniano, dedicato a Ferdinando di Borbone, Infante di Spagna, e alla consorte, Maria Amalia arciduchessa d'Austria, "il primo esempio che appare in Europa di una serie di caratteri esotici fusi a pezzi mobili" (Giani). "L?opuscolo è di pp. 50 con contorno e numerazione nel mezzo: la prefazione del Bodoni occupa tre carte, seguono immediatamente le iscrizioni esotiche. Son venti caratteri orientali che egli dice di aver dedotto dai codici della Biblioteca Palatina, adiuvante naturalmente il suo protettore dotto e generoso, il p. Paolo Maria Paciaudi suo corregionario prefetto della Biblioteca Palatina da lui fondata e in via di rapido incremento. Le iscrizioni sono opera di Gian Bernardo De Rossi, anch?esso piemontese, che sarà per tutta la vita collaboratore prezioso, come il Paciaudi, del Bodoni in quella specie di rinascenza in formato minore che è il Secondo Settecento parmense. Nel pubblicare il lavoro Bodoni non nasconde la sua ambizione di fare della Stamperia Reale di Parma "l?unica di Europa". Ormai con lui nemmeno può più competere la sua cara Propaganda Fide, cui non oblia di sciogliere il suo solito inno di gratitudine. Quanto presenta al lettore "è maggiore dell?invidia". E volgendosi verso il futuro si impega a disegnare anche i caratteri: babilonico, epirotico, slavo, illirico, etiopico, ruteno, malabarico, bracmano". (Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Mostra Antologica di G. B. Bodoni, Milano, 1973, p. 27). Autentico campionario tipografico, contiene iscrizioni dedicatorie dettate dal De Rossi in 20 diverse lingue: ebraica, greca, siriaca, caldea, turca, copta, araba, persiana, ecc., per stampare le quali furono appositamente fusi tutti i caratteri. Giani, p. 16. De Lama, I, 23. Brooks, 50: "Interessante per i caratteri esotici".

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        (Opera) quae supersunt, omnia, graece et latine. Principibus ex editionibus castigavit, virorumque doctorum suisque annotationibus instruxit J. J. Reiske.

      Impensis Gotth. Teoph. Georgi 1774-82 Dodici volumi di cm. 21, pp. oltre 10.000 complessive. Con 5 antiporta illustrate ed un ritratto. Legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a piccoli nervi con ricchi fregi e titol in oro su tasselli bicolore. Qualche segno d'uso e piccole mancanze alle cuffie, peraltro esemplare in buono stato di conservazione, munito di una legatura decorativa. Prima edizione di questa celebre edizione critica.

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

      Chez Gosse 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.

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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). Français

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        Horti Elthamensis plantarum rariorum icones et nomina Joh. Jac. Dillenio, M.D. descriptarum Elthami in Cantio, in Horto... Jacobi Sherard... additis denominationibus Linnaeanis.

      Lugduni Batavorum, C. Haak, 1774. 2 volumes (bound in one). Folio (404 x 260mm). Leaves (6); 1, with 325 etched plates. New full mottled calf, spine in 5 compartments, richly gilt ornaments, red label, sides with gilt border. Second edition, a reissue, without the original text, but with an index of Linnaean names.The first edition was published in London in 1732. A very fine and clean copy of 'the most important book to be published in England during the eighteenth century on the plant growing in a private garden' (Henrey) and a major work for the pre-Linnaean taxonomy of South African plants. "Johann Jacob Dillenius (originally Dillen) (1684-1747) (was) a German botanist from Darmstadt, who was brought to England in 1721 by William Sherard to help with the latter's projected revision of Caspar Bauhin's 'Pinax' of 1623 ... About this time, William Sherard's brother James, who had a flourishing medical practice in London, purchased a country estate at Eltham in Kent. William spent a good deal of time on the property and, assisted by Dillenius, built it up into one of the leading gardens in England. When William died in 1728 he endowed a chair of botany at Oxford with the provisio that Dillenius should be the first incumbent. He also left his herbarium, library and manuscript to the University. At the insistance of James Sherard, Dillenius embarked on an account of the more interesting plants growing at Eltham, with the result that he did not take up residence at Oxford until 1734. The resulting 'Hortus Elthamensis', London 1732, appeared in two handsome folio volumes with 324 (sic; 325 is in fact the correct number) plates drawn and engraved with great fidelity by Dillenius himself. Their superb quality may be seen from the two examples reproduced herewith. Many South African plants are illustrated, particularly succulents, including an almost complete coverage of the 'Mesembryanthemums' then known in cultivation. The illustrations are important in typifying many Linnaean names and, unlike Bradley, Dillenius made herbarium specimens, which are preserved in the herbarium of the Botany Department, Oxford' (Gunn & Godd, Botanical exploration of South Africa pp. 63-4). Dillenius's name was memorialised by Linnaeus in the genus 'Dillenia', a genus of Australian and Asian evergreen plants. Some plates at the beginning of the first volume have old handwriting in the lower margin not affecting the illustration. Henrey 643; Great Flower Books p. 55; Nissen BBI, 492; Stafleu & Cowan 1471.

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        UNIQUE DOCUMENT OF JACQUIN'S ELEVATION TO NOBILITY, BY EMPRESS MARIA THERESIA.

      10 pages of fine calligraphic handwriting on vellum (first 3 pages with decorative border), one page showing the superbly executed, in gold and body colours, coat of arms of EDLER VON JACQUIN, signed by Empress Maria Theresia, 4to (355 x 300 mm), dated 30 July 1774. Bound in contemporary velvet boards and a large circular imperial seal contained in a brass box. Nikolaus Joseph Edlen von Jacquin, one of the greatest botanists of all times, was born in Leiden 1727 (Netherlands). He was sent on a collecting trip to The West Indies and South America from 1754 to 1759 by Emperor Franz Stephan, Maria Theresia's husband, to enlarge the Imperial Natural History collections in Vienna. "... im Jahr 1759 zur vollkomene... Zufriedenheit zurückgekehret seye...vieles zur Aussierung unsers Naturalien-Kabinets, dann des Gartens, und des Thiergartens beygetragen habe (page 5 of this document). As a result of this he published his 'Selectarum stirpium Americanarum Historia'. Linnaeus wrote a letter to Jacquin on his safe return from the West Indies on the 1 of August 1759: "We [all natural scientists] receive and honor you as the ambassador of Flora itself, bringing us the treasures from foreign worlds, so far neither heard of nor seen' (Stafleu, 'Linnaeus and the Linnaeans' p. 185). In 1763 Jacquin was appointed professor at the Mining School in Schemnitz, Hungary and in 1768 he was recalled to Vienna to become professor of botany and chemistry, as well as director of the University botanic garden. In 1809 he was appointed rector of the University. Jacquin's era 'was a period in which Austrian taxonomic botany flourished as never before; the second half of the eighteenth century was the golden age for Austrian botany" (Stafleu). Jacquin published an impressive series of illustrated folios, illustrated a.o. by Franz Bauer, Johannes Scharf and Martin Sedelmayer, portraying numerous plants from the West Indies, South America, South Africa and many other places. We just list some of his finest botanical iconographies: 'Flora Austriacae', 'Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis', 'Icones Plantarum Rariorum' and 'Plantarum rariorum horti Caesarei Schoenbrunnensis...'. Many of these facts are commemorated in this document granting nobility to Jacquin. In 1806 Von Jacquin was made a baron.

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        Dell'origine e delle regole della musica colla storia del suo progresso, decadenza, e rinnovazione. Opera dedicata all'Augusta Real Principessa Maria Antonia Valburga di Baviera Elettrice Vedova di Sassonia fra le Pastorelle Arcadi Ermelinda Talea.

      in Roma, Michel' Angelo Barbiellini, 1774. 1774 In-4° (277x205mm), pp. (12), 466, (1) di errata, bella cartonatura originale a decori floreali bicromi intersecati. Titolo manoscritto su tassello cartaceo al dorso. Vignetta al titolo. Un ritratto inciso su rame f.t. da Giovanni Brunetti da disegno di Francisco Arnaudies della dedicataria, la Principessa Maria Antonia Valburga di Baviera. Testatine raffinatamente istoriate incise su rame, capilettera figurati. Firma di possesso settecentesca al contropiatto. 23 tavole di musica incise su rame e ripiegate in fine del volume. Qualche usuale quanto lieve fioritura. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione di uno dei maggiori trattati musicali del Settecento italiano. Olschi, Choix, 10926. Eitner, II, 364. Gasparri, I, p. 31. Fétis, III, 166-167. Hirsch, I, 162.

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        Parallele du Plans des plus Belles Salles de Spectacles d?Italie. Et de France. Avec des détails de machines théatrales, au nombre de 54 planches..

      A Paris, Rue des Arcis, dans la Maison occupée par un Commi, (1774). 1774 In ?folio grande (cm. 53,5 x 38,5). 57 tavole incise fuori testo (compresa la pagina di titolo, num. 9). Leg. mezza pelle con titoli oro. Dorso rifatto in epoca recente, piatti con carta a mano dell?epoca. Un alone di umidità al margine superiore di alcune pagine. Buon esemplare. Opera rarissima a trovarsi completa di tutte le tavole, in questo caso 3 in più di quelle annunciate nel titolo. Raffigurano piani e progetti, macchinari di scena, planimetrie di sale teatrali, profili e decorazioni. Antichi e moderni, il teatro di Capua, il Colosseo, Il teatro di Vicenza disegnato da Andrea Palladio, quello di Parma, Il teatro Reale S. Carlo di Napoli, l?Argentina di Roma, Il Teatro Regio di Torino, quelli di Madrid, di Berlino, il teatro dell?Opera e il Covent Garden di Londra, e molti altri. Una delle più belle opere dedicate all?architettura teatrale

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        Monde primitif, analysé et comparé avec le monde moderne; considéré dans son génie allégorique et dans les allégories auxquelles conduisit ce génie; précédé du plan general des diverses parties qui composeront ce monde primitif?.

      Paris, Chez l'auteur, Boudet, Valleyre l'aîné, Veuve Duch, 1774 - 1782. 1774 9 volumi in-4. Leg. piena pelle dell?epoca (eccetto per il vol. 2 legato in mezza pelle dell?epoca). Dorsi a nervetti con fregi e titoli oro. Tagli rossi. Tracce d?uso alle legature, qualche leggero alone al vol. 2.. Buon esemplare, molto fresco. 5 antiporta e vignette di Marillier e Bornet, 2 carte geografiche ripiegate e 45 tavole incise. L?opera è divisa in nove parti: Vol. 1: ?Plan général et raisonné de l'ouvrage... et Génie allégorique et symbolique de L?Antiquité? (1777 - Nouvelle édition); Vol. 2: ?Grammaire Universelle et Comparative? (1774 - Edizione Originale); Vol. 3: ?Origine du langage et de l'écriture? (1781 - Nouvelle édition); Vol. 4: ?Calendrier ou Almanach? (1783 - Nouvelle édition); Vol. 5: ?Dictionnaire Etymologique de la Langue Française? (1778 - Edizione Originale); Vol. 6: ?Origines latines - 1ère partie? (1779 - Edizione Originale); Vol. 7: ?Origines latines - 2de partie? (1780 - Edizione Originale); Vol. 8: ?Dissertations mêlées - tome I? (1781 - Edizione Originale); Vol. 9: ?Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque? (1782 - Edizione Originale). Antoine Court de Gebelin, ex pastore protestante nato a Nimes, nel 1771 fu iniziato alla massoneria nella loggia parigina Les Amis Réunis e in seguito nella loggia Le Neuf Soeurs dove, nel 1778, fu testimone dell?iniziazione di Voltaire e altri notevoli personaggi come l?astronomo Lalande, lo scultore Houdon, il naturalista Lacépède, e l?ambasciatore americano in Francia, Benjamin Franklin. Inoltre, Court de Gébelin fondò la Société Apollonienne, e fu tra i membri fondatori del Filalete, una fraternità esoterica con legami con la massoneria e la setta mistica Élus Coen. Nel suo ?Monde primitif, analysé et comparé avec le monde moderne? (Il mondo primitivo, analizzato e confrontato con il mondo moderno), Court de Gebelin cerca di ricostruire e portare nuova luce sulla civiltà primordiale, e di dimostrare che questa civiltà è stata universale, intellettualmente avanzata, e spiritualmente illuminata in tutto il mondo. Studia principalmente la linguistica, presentando dizionari etimologici e discorsi sulle origini delle lingue parlate e scritte e delle loro origini universali, e la mitologia, discutendo le origini delle allegorie dell?antichità e la storia del calendario dal punto di vista civile, religioso e mitologico. Presenta inoltre alcuni saggi sui Tarocchi, uno suo e un altro attribuito a ?M. Le C. de M. ***? ( Louis-Raphaël-de Lucrèce Fayolle, Comte de Mellet).

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        A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides; MDCCLXXII (Part 1 & 2)

      Chester. London: John Monk. Benj. White, 1774 2 vols, Quarto, VG, both 1st eds, 90 pls, 1 map, 2 eng tps with vignettes. Both volumes in contemporary full speckled calf, some marks and scuffs, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, gilt tooling, raised bands, titles and tooling in gilt to red leather labels. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges, armorial bookplates to fpd (Edward Harries AM), text block edges yellowed. Vol 1, engraved titlepage with vignette, (viii), [1], 2-379 pp, [1] advert, 43 pls (of 44, which includes 28 folding & 1 chart). Vol 2, Part 2, 1776, map frontis and the engraved titlepage with vignette present, [2], (iv), [1], 2-481 pp, [1] errata, [1], 2-34 pp, 47 pls (of 47, which includes 5 folding, 3 portraits, 2 plans), the map is dated 1777. Some light wear to joints, occasional light browning at edges, vol 2 has a small spine calf repair at base.A very good set, clean and tight, of the first edition of both titles. Uncommon as such, sometimes referred to as Pennants 2nd and 3rd tours of Scotland. (ESTC T113906 & T113911. Allibone 1553. Ben Cohen 118). Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, undertook a tour of Scotland, chiefly of the highlands, a region then little known by outsiders yet of interest for its natural history. It is also 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’ (Pennant, Tour in Scotland, 287). See ODNB.

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        Histoire de la Chirurgie, Depuis son Origine Jusqu'a nos Jours. Tome premier

      Paris Imprimerie Royale 1774. Light shelf wear to covers and discolouration to paper. Rebound. Apparently the title page is a "Sympathetic Facsimile" but indistinguishable from the remaining text First Edition Later quarter calf with marbled paper covered boards and red morocco title label xx, 528pp, xxixpp :: Four full page engraved anatomical plates illustrating acupuncture meridians :: 250mm x 200mm (10" x 8") :: This study of medicine contains a section on Chinese and Japanese medicine (Acupuncture), with appears on pp.75-104, also includes 4 reproductions of Wilhem ten Rhyne's plates

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne M.A. In Seven Volumes

      Dublin: Thomas Armitage, 1774.. The complete works in seven uniform volumes. Octvo., full leather (brown). Five raised bands to spines with gilt ruling above and below each. Styalised gilt acorns stamped between bands. Title and vol. nos. on red spine labels. Plain tooled decoration to board edges. Volume 1 lacks engraved title page. A very good set. xxiii, 286 pp. - 277 pp. - 204 pp. - vii, 315 pp. - 331 pp. - iv, 203 pp. - 267 pp.

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        Caelli Aureliani Siccensis Afri Acutorum Morborum Libri III. Chronicorum Libri V. Edidit, Recensuit Praefatus est Albertus v Haller. Tomus Primus & Tomus Secundus

      Lausannae Fracis Grasset & Soc 1774. Worn condition. Spines missing and boards detached. Contents good and tightly bound. Ex-library from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings First Edition Brown hardback full-leather cover 306; 470pp :: 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5")

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        Liber Veritatis; or A Collection of Prints after the original designs of Claude le Lorrain; in the collection of [vol.I-II] His Grace the Duke of Devonshire [vol.III: the Duke of Devonshire, Earl Spencer, Richard Payne Knight, Benjamin West..., Charles Lambert, Edward Turnor, George Gosling, and Joseph Farrington]. Executed by Richard Earlom, in the manner and taste of the drawings. To which is added a descriptive catalogue of each print; together with the names of those for whom, and the places for which, the original pictures were first painted ... and the present possessors of many of the original pictures

      London: [vols.I-II] published by Messrs. Boydell & Co, printed by W.Bulmer & Co; [vol.III:] published by Hurst, Robinson & Co., printed by Thomas Davison, [1774-1775]; [1775-1777]; [1802]-1819. 3 volumes, small folio. (16 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches). 2 mezzotint portraits (of Claude and Earlom), 1 stipple-engraved portrait of John Boydell. 300 etchings with mezzotint, all printed in bistre, all by Earlom after Claude. Expertly bound to style in half russia over period marbled paper covered boards. "The first complete edition, with the engravings [sic.] in the best and final state, embodying the important drawings from the great English collections of the period" (Abbey) "This capital work, a landmark in the history of the reproduction of master drawings, is ... an important forerunner of later publications on [Art Collections]... It contains 300 etchings of drawings by Claude Lorrain, pastoral, mythological, and biblical subjects, and was called Liber Veritatis [Book of Truth] for the purpose of identifying Claude's genuine works from forgeries, or from drawings wrongly attributed to the master. They are all printed in a warm bistre colour to aid the resemblance ... The catalogues in each volume give a comprehensive description of each drawing, indicating also for whom they were executed, which pictures were painted from them, and the ownership at the date of publication of the book - in short, a real catalogue raisonné" (Abbey). Abbey Life 200; Lowndes II, p.1398

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        Beer Dann, Schutz-Jude in Frankfurt, alt 66 Jahr. (Darüber Titel in Hebräisch). Radierung von J. A. B. Nothnagel.

      86 x 58 mm, mit jeweils ca. 0,5 - 1 cm Rand. Auf dünnem Karton montiert. Hopp, Jüdisches Bürgertum in Frankfurt, 279; Rubens, A History of Jewish Costume 125; Nagler XI, 383, 31: "... fanden seine radierten Blätter großen Beifall, in welchen er teilweise den Rembrandt glücklich nachstrebte, besonders in einzelnen Köpfen und Bruchstücken. Man findet deren in vorzüglichen Sammlungen". - Selten gewordenes Portrait eines namentlich bezeichneten Juden, das in seiner Art zu den Frühesten überhaupt zählen mag. Die sich unter dem Frankfurter Judentum herausgebildete bürgerlich und vermögende Oberschicht hatte das Bilderverbot überwunden und zeigte sich mit den Insignien ihres Erfolges. Beer Dann trägt den traditionellen dreieckigen Hut, einen Vollbart und hält Münzen in der rechten Hand.

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        [Tio tal i vetenskapsakademien 1774-1776.]

      Tio tal bundna i en volym: Tal om mineralogiens hinder och framsteg i senare åren [...] af Gustav von Engeström. Sthlm, Lars Salvii tryckeri, 1774. 26 s. + Tal om skogs, i synnerhet bräders besparing vid byggnader [...] af Pehr Wäsström [...].Sthlm, Lars Salvii tryckeri, 1774. 30 s. + Tal om silfvers årliga förande till China [...] af Jean Abraham Grill [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvii tryckeri, 1774. 30 s. + Tal, om utsigten för svenska bergshandteringen i framtiden [...] af Gust. Adolph Leyonmarck [...]. Sthlm, Lars Salvii tryckeri, 1775. 38 s. + Tal, om vetenskapernas nytta uti lagfarenheten [...] af friherre Melker Falkenberg [...], Sthlm, Lars Salvii tryckeri, 1775. 24 s. + Tal, om lag-förbättring [...] af Joachim Wilh. Liljestråle. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1775. 56 s. + Tal, om svenska bergshandteringens förmåner och hinder [...] af [...] Jean Georg Lillienberg. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1776. 24 s. + Tall om de första lyckliga tidehvarf [...] af [...] Nils Bielke [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1776. 123 + (1) s. Tal, innehållande några anmärkningar öfver metall- och mineralvaror [...] af Benct Qwist Andersson [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1776. 31 + (1) s. + K. Lazarettet i Stockholm, beskrifvit uti et tal [...] af Joh. Lor. Odhelius [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1776. 48 s. Äldre helskinnband. Nött och något skadad upptill i ryggen. Bra ex

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        Primitiva Latinae Linguae Germanice Explicata, Gallice accommodata, et fiugris illustrata. - Lateinisch-Teutsch- und Französisches Wörter-Buch, von der lieben Jugend als ein Elementarbuch zu gebrauchen, mit 1700 Figuren gezieret, und einem teutschen Register versehen.

      8°. 3 n.n. Bl., 71 Bl, 12 n.n. Bl. Register. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 71 Kupfern mit je 24 Darstellungen pro Seite. Roter Halbleinwandband um 1920 mit bedrucktem Rückenschild. Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch Nr. 67 (für Ausgabe 1736). - Dritte (letzte) Ausgabe des erstmals 1736 und danach 1761 in gleicher Aufmachung erschienenen Wörterbuchs für Kinder, als Lernhilfe für Schüler gedacht und als Unterrichtsmittel für Lehrer. "Die Bilder, denen vor allem mnemonische Funktion zugesprochen wird, sollen den Schülern den Umgang mit dem Buch angenehm machen, so dass 'unter dem Spielen das Ernsthaft, oder mit dem Lustigen das Nützliche' vermittelt wird. Verzeichnet werden nur 'Stamm-Worte' von denen weitere Ausdrücke von den Schülern selber abgeleitet werden sollen" (Bilderwelt). - Jede Tafel mit 24 kleinen numerierten Darstellungen zu den entsprechenden Wörtern, die auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite beschrieben sind. - 12 Blätter etwas fleckig. - Selten.

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        Prof-öfwersättning af then heliga skrift, på hans kongl.

      maj:ts nådigste befallning, af then till swenska bibeltolkningens öfwerseende i nåder förordnade särskilde commission. Sthlm, J. Pfeiffer, 1774. 4:o. (4),84,1-72,1-54,1-66,1-99,(1 blank),1-92,1-102,1-102,1-101,(1 blank),1-110,1-118 s. + Prof-öfwersättning af then heliga skrift, åttonde stycket, som innehåller propheten Esaia. Sthlm, Kongl ordens-tryckeriet, 1782. 4:o. (2),82,1-181,(1 blank),1-95,(1 blank),1-154,1-84 s. + Prof-öfwersättning af thet Nya testamentet, på hans kongl. maj:ts nådigsta befallning, författad af then till swenska bibel-tolkningens öfwerseende, i nåder förordnade särskilda commission. Sthlm, Kongl. ordens-tryckeriet, 1780. 4:o. (2),55,(1 blank),1-35,(1 blank),1-60,1-44,1-59,(1 blank),1-24,1-22,1-16,1-24,1-22,1-68 s. Två praktfulla marmorerade samtida skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerade ryggar med röda och gröna titeletiketter i marokäng. Helt guldsnitt och smala guldpräglade pärmbårder samt blindpressad kantdekor. Ryggarna aningen blekta och med småskador nedtill. Pärmarna smårepiga och med några smärre fuktfläckar. Bra inlagor med endast enstaka lager- och rostfläckar. Sporadiska pappersföroreningar och råkanter. I Nya testamentets femte pagineringsföljd finns en liten, men intensiv fläck i övre marginalen från s. 43, vilken fortsätter till s. 10 i den sjätte pagineringsföljden.. Darlow and Moule Historical catalogue of the printed editions of holy scripture 8828. Utgavs i femton häften mellan 1774-93 med de 27 textavsnitten fördelade mellan sig utan egentlig ordning. Dessa häften var försedda med deltitelblad som av förklarliga skäl oftast kasserades i samband med inbindning och omgruppering. I detta exemplar är det titelblad som tillhör profeten Jesajas bevarat. Samtliga häften är kända i flera varianter. Bibelkommissionen tillsattes 1773 av Gustav III efter initiativ av biskopen Jacob Serenius. Den kom att bestå av 21 medlemmar, bl.a., förutom Serenius själv, C. F. Mennander, G. A. Liljestråle, N. Rosén von Rosenstein, J. Ihre, P. W. Wargentin och framförallt Carl Aurivillius och senare J. A. Tingstadius. Även C. von Linné ingick i kommissionen där han främst verkade som sakkunnig i ämnena zoologi och botanik. Dokument från denna tid finns bevarade i vilka Linné framlägger en kuriös teori om det ben ur vilket Eva skapades, en teori som dock förbigicks med tystnad i den färdiga översättningen. Efter tjugo år var arbetet klart och "Prof-öfwersättningen" lämnades till landets prästerskap. Kommissionen fick utstå hård kritik för att sakna gehör för andaktsspråket och för att genom långa omskrivningar ha "försökt klargöra dunkla ställen eller mildra sådant, som syntes anstötligt för de upplysta kretsarna." Översättningen antogs inte vid Uppsala möte 1793 och kommissionen fick börja om, med nya medlemmar och tydligare riktlinjer. Arbetet blev som bekant klart först 1917 då 1773 års Bibelkommission slutligen kunde upplösas som en av de längst pågående offentliga utredningarna i svensk historia

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, ESQ., Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden:

      J. Dodsley London: J. Dodsley, 1774. First edition. Very good. Hardcover. First edition. Two volumes. 4to. [4], vii, [1], 568; [4], 606, [1]pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait. First state (Type A) with text at I, 55, uncorrected. Contemporary full calf; spines in six compartments, gilt; gilt titles. Portrait lightly offset to title page. Both half titles are present, as well as the errata sheet at II, [607]. Beautifully and nearly imperceptibly rebacked with the original spines (lightly sunned) laid on; paper lightly toned, else a very good and quite impressive, set. Gulick, No. 2, type A. A nice set of a cornerstone of English letters, on the fine art of becoming a man of the world and a gentleman. Reprinted many times and still in print today. ESTC T136181. Lowndes . 434.

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        Morborum antiquitates. Collegit ex optimus quibusque auctoribus recensuit, ordinavit et suo quemvis morbum loco collocandum curavit.

      (12 Bl.), 272 S., (8 Bl.). Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und floraler Rülckenvergoldung ornamentale Deckelbordüre, Außen- und Stehkantenvergoldung (Kapitale gering berieben, Hinterdeckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Bezug). Erste Ausgabe. - Blake 188; Waller 13491; Garrison/Morton 2376: 'Pp. 85-100: "Lists 191 semeiological varieties of syphilis described in the period" (Garrison). - Viel beachtetes Sammelwerk mit wichtigen Nachrichten und zahlreichen Exzerpten aus mehreren bis dahin unbekannten Schriftstellern, die dann in viele spätere Werke übergegangen sind (vgl. Haeser III, 238). - C. G. Gruner (1744-1815) war Prof. der Medizin in Jena und "im letzten Viertel des 18. Jh. die Zierde der medizinischen Fakultät. Sein ungeheures Wissen und seine vorzügliche klassisch-philologische Bildung machten ihn zum bedeutendsten Medizinhistoriker seines Jahrhunderts" (NDB VII, 231). - Schönes, nur gering gebräuntes Exemplar. Titel verso mit Bibl.-Stempel und Abgabevermerk.

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        THE COUNTRY JUSTICE. A Poem. By One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Somerset. Parts I, II and III

      Printed for T. Becket the corner of the Adelphi in the Strand London: Printed for T. Becket, the corner of the Adelphi in the Strand, 1774. Part I: [ii] half-title page, [ii] title page, [v]-vi, [7]-23 pages of text. Part II: lacks half-title. [ii] title, [v]-viii, [9]-27, [i] publisher's advertisement. Part III: [ii] half-title, [ii] title page, [ii] dedication, [7]-17 pages of text, [i] blank, [i] publisher's advertisement, [i] blank. Each part is individually bound in modern (circa 1960) blue stiff paper wrappers. Part I: published 1774. Part II: 1775. Part III: 1777. First editions. Minor to moderate foxing affecting several pages. An early hand has neatly penned the author's name on each title page. Page height measures 10+5/16".. First Edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Historiskt archivum, innehållande märkwärdigheter/ uplysningar och anecdoter i swenska historien.

      I-VI. Sthlm, J. Pfeiffer, 1774-76. 8:o. 63 + 96 + 68 + 83 + 71 + 156,(8) s. Lätt nött nära samtida alrotsmarmorerat hfrbd med fint guldornerad rygg och röd titel- respektive grön deltiteletikett, båda i glättad papp. Gula snitt. Pärmhörnen lite stötta. Inlagan ställvis med en del smärre lagerfläckar. Några solkfläckar på s. 47 i den tredje pagineringsföljden och på s. 24-27 i den fjärde. Liten fuktrand i nedre hörnet i den sista delen från s. 60 till slutet. Med stplr för "J:E:N" och Lars Månsson i Tranemåla samt Göteborgs stadsbiblioteks duplettstpl.. Setterwall 167. De sista åtta sidorna består av ett register. Innehåller bl.a. avtryck av en stor mängd historiska handlingar från 1500- och 1600-talen samt M. G. Wallenstråles beskrivningar över Bollebygds pastorat och Viskafors knivfabrik, de senare ursprungligen tryckta i "Göteborgska spionen" 1773. Detta var den sista av Loenboms många urkundspublikationer

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        Oeuvres philosophiques. Nouvelle edition, corrigée & augmentée.

      8°. IV, 365 S.; IV, 267 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. 2 Bände in 1. Nachdruckausgabe auf Grund der 1751 erstmals erschienenen Zusammenstellung der Werke, darunter die zwei umstrittenen Texte "Traité de l'ame" und "L'homme machine". De La Mettrie studierte zuerst Theologie bevor er Mediziner wurde. Er war Militärarzt, musste aber auf Grund seiner 1746 erschienenen satirischen Schrift "Politique du médecin de Machiavell" aus Frankreich flüchten. Er fand in Friedrich II. einen toleranten Beschützer. Bedingt durch seine medizinischen Beobachtungen gelangte De La Mettrie zur Erkenntnis, dass physische und chemische Prozesse im Gehirn verantwortlich für Krankheiten sind. Dadurch wurde er zu einem der radikalsten Vertreter des Materialismus. Wesentlich radikaler als die iatrophysikalische Lehre, die er verteidigte, provozierte er seine Umwelt mit der Aussage, dass der Mensch eine Maschine sei und die Seele nur das Resultat von chemischen und, oder physikalischen Prozessen. - Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Einbanddeckel beschabt.

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        Autograph letter signed

      Paris, 1774. Pasumot, Fran?s (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 Fran?s 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 M?ire sur l'origine et la nature du basalt en grandes colonnes polygones (M?ires de l'Acad?e 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 m?ires g?raphiques sur quelques antiquit?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'antiquit??ptiennes, ?uscanes, 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: ?aris, 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 m?ires sur diff?ns sujets d'antiquit?t 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.

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        Tarsis et Zèlie

      chez Mousir fils 1774 A Paris, chez Mousir fils, 1774. 3 volumi in 8vo; pp.IV, XXIII, 563, cc. 2n.nn; 563; 597. 3 antiporte di Cochin, Moreau e Eisen incise da Gaucher, Ponce e Nèe. Deliziose vignette ai frontespizi di Eisen incise da Helman, de Longueil, Masquelier, Massard, Nèe e Ponce. Legatura coeva in bazzana marmorizzata. Dentelles e fregi dorati ai piatti. Dorso a cordoni, tassello con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli marmorizzati. Esemplare nitido. L?autore, famoso giureconsulto seicentesco e intendente dei Sassoni, pubblicò anonimo questo romanzo pastorale. La bellezza dei disegni e la delicatezza delle incisioni rendono questa edizione più rinomata delle precedenti, l'unica citata da Cohen, 643.

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        Voyages Dan La Mer Du Sud, Par Les Espagnols Et Les Hollandois

      Saillant & Nyon and Pissot Paris: Saillant & Nyon and Pissot, 1774. First French edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full mottled brown calf. All edges red. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 502 pages. 19 x 12 1/2 cm. Three engraved folding maps of the South Pacific (some soiling along folds, few old repairs on versos). Wood engraved chapter head and tail pieces. An abridged version of the author's "Historical Collections of the Several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean," 1770-1771. Translated with a Preface by Anne Francois Joachim de Freville. Pages 113-122 omitted in pagination with text continuous. The English edition, an important collection of voyages, relating entirely to the discoveries made between South American and New Guinea. Dalrymple is also remembered for some unpleasant associations with Cook's first voyage in 1768. Dalrymple, a member of the Royal Society, well versed in hydrography and astronomy was originally selected to head the expedition, but the Admiralty preferred to place a naval man in charge and offered it to James Cook, than a lieutenant. Dalyrmple remained home refusing to serve in a subordinate capacity. HILL p.392. SABIN 18344. Smooth spine decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, slight nicks backstrip head and foot, penciled annotation paste-down front cover endpaper, text clean.

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        Gli errori di voltaire... edizione seconda italiana dopo la sesta francese. vi si aggiungono sette lettere critiche del sig. abate guachat sopra il libro intitolato lo spirito delle leggi. in venezia, presso guglielmo zerletti, 1774.

      Due volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. xl, 296; xxiv, 296, 72. Bell'antiporta figurata al primo volume incisa in rame da Brustolon e vignetta centrale a ciascun frontespizio. Legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica con dorsi ricoperti da carta dipinta. Un tassello mancante. Esemplare genuino, marginoso e freschissimo, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Stampato su carta forte. Si tratta della più elegante edizione italiana di questa celebre opera polemica.

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        Fru Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflychts utvalda arbeten.

      Stockholm, Lars Kumblin, 1774. (10) + 354 + (2) s. Halvskinnband med guldornerad rygg och fem upphöjda bind, röda snitt. 18 X 11 cm. Gammal namnteckning på titelsidan.. Utgiven av Johan Fischerström

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        Fru Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflychts Utvalda Arbeten.

      Stockholm, tryckt hos Lars Kumblin, 1774. 8:o. (10),272,265-354,(2) s. Senare rött halvskinnband (sent 1800-tal), rygg med fyra upphöjda bind samt sparsam gulddekor. Nötta hörn, lagad främre yttre fals. Äldre namnteckning GH Blomberg på titelblad. Exlibris CM Carlander samt med namnstämpel Anna Dahlström på detsamma. 18,5 x 11 cm.. Samlade och utgivna av Johan Fischerström och Gustaf Fredrik Gyllenborg

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        Veduta degli avanzi superiori delle Terme di Diocleziano.

      View of the remains of the Baths of Diocletian and Maximian. Engraving. Rome 1774. 44 x 70 cm.. Piranesi Giovanni-Battista. Artist, engraver and architect. Born in Morano di Mestre on October 4th, 1720, died in Rome on November 9th, 1778. He was called the Rembrant of architecture. He reproduced the antique vestiges of powerful Rome and was one of the most authoritative archaeologists of his time. Hind 116. Luigi Ficacci 189

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        Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces

      London: Printed for T. Davies 1774 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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        Versi e prose... con altri componimenti di diversi autori e colla vita dell'autrice. il tutto insieme raccolto, e dato alla luce da giusppe pontara. in salo', presso bartolomeo righetti, 1774.

      Cm. 23, pp. xxxii, 316. Antiporta allegorica, frontespizio inciso con grande vignetta centrale, una testata e tre ritratti a piena pagina (di Loredana Grimani Morosini cui è dedicata l'opera, dell'autrice e di un gruppo di dame all'interno di una biblioteca, tra cui l'A. che porge in lettura la sua opera). Il tutto finemente inciso in rame da Antonio Baratti su disegno di Saverio dalla Rosa. Legatura strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti e titolo ms. al dorso. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, in eccellente stato di conservazione e stampato su carta forte. Elegante e pregiata edizione che raccoglie l'opera letteraria della poetessa e scienziata nativa di Savallo (Val di Sabbio, 1724 - Salò 1770). Quest'ultima fu letterata molto apprezzata, partecipe di molte accademie ed arcade con il nome di Nisea Corcinese. Cfr. Morazzoni p. 175. Raro, soprattutto nel presente, impeccabile stato di conservazione.

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        Specimen genealogico progonologicum augustam habsburgo lotharingicam prosapiam caesareo regio principi petro leopoldo archiduci. viennae, typis ioannis thomae trattner, 1774.

      Cm. 32, pp. (16) 184. Due medaglioni al frontespizio , al verso stemma reale del casato d'Austria, belle testate in rame nel testo, 13 tavole genealogiche ripiegate f.t. e molte 33 tabelle nel testo con la progonologia Austriaco Borbonica. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Dorso un po' liso, manca l'antiporta con ritratto del Conte Coronini Cronberg e timbri araldici di possesso ripetuti anche alle tavole. Peraltro esemplare ben conservato e stampato su carta forte. Non comune studio genealogico che interessa il Friuli ed i suoi rapporti con l'Impero.

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        Del giuoco dell?ombre.

      In Milano, per Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1774. In 16mo (cm. 14,5); mezza pelle dei primi anni dell?Ottocento; pp. 47, (1). Lensi, n. 55: tratta del gioco delle ombre e ne dà per disteso le regole. Axs

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        Histoire de la Chirurgie, depuis son origine jusqu'à nos jours.

      2 volumes, 4to, pp. xix, (i), 528, xxix, (i), 4 engraved plates; xvi, 794, xxxviii. Wormtrack (2 cm) in inner margin of four leaves of vol. 1, title-page of vol. 2 a little dust-soiled and with small piece eroded from upper corner of first five leaves. Near contemporary quarter sheep, two black labels on spines, marbled paper sides. Short (2 cm) split in upper joint of vol. 2 and foot of spine worn, but a good set.

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        Beskrifning, om swenska allmogens sinnelag, seder wid de årliga högtider, frierier, bröllop, barndop, begrafningar, widskeppelser, lefnadssätt i mat och dryck, klädedrägt, sjukdomar och läkemedel, orternas läge och beskaffenhet m.m.

      Sthlm, L. Wennberg, 1774. 4:o. (4),68 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. + SIVERS, HENRIC JACOB. Historisk beskrifning om then grufweliga pesten/ diger-döden, eller then stora och swarta döden, hwilken uti thet fjortonde seculo grasserade öfwer hela werlden, och år 1350 härjade här i Swea-rike/ i anledning af sanfärdiga, så wäl tryckta, som skrefna historier och handlingar. Sthlm, L. Salvius, 1751. 4:o. 40 s. Häftad i samtida ngt nött gråpappomslag. Ryggen med några skador. Det första arbetet delvis ngt lager- och småfläckigt och det andra genomgående lagerfläckigt. Titelbladet till det första arbetet med en stearinfläck och s. 27-28 fläckiga. Gamla förbockningar i blyerts i det första arbetet. Raderade ägar- och inköpsanteckningar på omslagets insidor. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Warmholtz 489 respektive 1209. Cappelin Anteckningar till en småländsk bibliografi s. 31 för Gaslander: "En i sitt slag enastående beskrivning av högt och oskattbart värde." Arbetet, som tillskrivits Petrus och Johannes Gaslander, är utgivet av Linnélärjungen Frans Westerdahl och var tänkt som första delen av en serie liknande skildringar av Sverige. "Beskrifning, om swenska allmogens sinnelag" bygger på uppteckningar från Västbo härad i Småland där Petrus Gaslander (1680-1758) var kyrkoherde och har sannolikt bearbetats av sonen Johannes Gaslander (1718-93). Denna något ostrukturerade samling av folkliga traditioner och vidskepelse var ett pionjärarbete som mötte frän kritik i samtiden. Wieselgren skriver att Växjöbiskopen O. Osander förebrått J. Gaslander bokens utgivande, varpå den senare blev "så förtörnad, att han uppbrände alla exemplar, han kunde öfverkomma. Boken är derför rar." Bokbränningen fanns länge bevarad i folkminnet i Bursaryd och traditionen menade att "Beskrifning, om swenska allmogens sinnelag" var en svartkonstbok som kunde användas till att utöva trolldom. En recensent i "Tidningar utgifne i Upsala" skrev att författaren tycktes ha "sammanrafsat alt det sladder, som någonsin passeradt igenom gamla käringars mun emellan lappska fjällen och Öresund". Arbetet blev kanske just av denna anledning en viktig inspirationskälla för senare folklivsskildrare som L. F. Rääf och G. O. Hyltén-Cavallius. Kapitlet om skrock och trolleri i Rääfs Ydrebeskrivning har exempelvis en liknande uppställning som hos Gaslander. Nils Arvid Bringéus, som behandlat Hyltén-Cavallius som etnolog, skriver apropå Gaslanders skrift att "liksom för L. F. Rääf blev denna av stor betydelse för Hyltén-Cavallius. Utnyttjandet av folktrostoffet i 'Wärend och wirdarne' måste i själva verket ske under ständig jämförelse med detta arbete."

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        BUILDER'S MAGAZINE: OR MONTHLY COMPANION [BUILDER'S DICTIONARY, 2 VOLS

      1774. Very Good. A SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS. THE BUILDER'S MAGAZINE: OR MONTHLY COMPANION FOR ARCHITECTS, CARPENTERS, MASONS, BRICKLAYERS &C. ... [ALPHABETICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TERMS OF ART WHICH ARE USED IN BUILDING; FORMING ALSO A COMPLETE BUILDER'S DICTIONARY, 2 VOLS]. London: Printed for the Authors; and sold by F. Newbery, 1774. [4] + 338 pp./179 engraved plates + 96 text pages. 4to., speckled calf, rebacked but missing backstrips. Leather chipped at corners, worn. Owner's inkstamp to front flyleaves. Hinges reinforced with cloth. A few pages have small closed tears or small holes, not affecting text or images. Light soil to title page. Volume Two begins with plates. Text in very good condItion overall, as are the plates. Of the 179 plates, three are hand-colored and nine are folding. Title page continued: "as well as for Every Gentleman who would wish to be a competent Judge of the elegant and necessary Art of Building. Consisting of Designs in Architecture, in every Stile and Taste, from the most magnificent and superb Structures, down to the most simple and unadorned; together with the Plans and Sections, serving as an unerring Assistant in the Construction of any Building, from a Palace to a Cottage. In which will be introduced Grand and Elegant Designs for Chimney-Pieces, Cielings (sic), Doors, Windows &c. proper for Halls, Saloons, Vestibules, State Rooms, Dining Rooms, Parlours, Drawing Rooms, Anti Rooms, Dressing Rooms, Bed Rooms, &c. Together with Designes for Churches, Hospitals, and other Public Buildings. Also, Plans, Elevations, and Sections, in the Greek, Roman and Gothic Taste, calculated to embellish Parks, Gardens, Forests, Woods, Canals, Mounts, Vistos, and Islands, extensive Views, &c. The Whole Forming A Complete System of Architecture, in all its Branches; and so disposed, as to render the Surveyor, Carpenter, Mason, &c. equally capable to erect a Cathedral, a Mansion, a Temple, or a Rural Cot." The first volume is the dictionary, the second volume is the plates with explanatory text.

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        De monetis italiae medii aevi hactenus non evulgatis quae in suo musaeo servantur una cum earundem iconibus postrema dissertatio. ferrariae, typis joseph rinaldi, 1774.

      Cm. 27, pp. (6) 107 (1). Bell'antiporta figurata con stemmi araldici, frontespizio in rosso e nero e 19 tavole incise in rame fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Tagli colorati. Bell'esemplare, fresco, ben conservato e stampato su carta particolarmente forte. Dissertazione che segue (e completa) l'opera stampata nel 1755.

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        A Tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX. WITH A Tour in Scotland and Voyage to the Hebrides; MDCCLXXII (2 Vols)

      Warrington and Chester, 1774 3rd & 1st eds, both VG.In uniform speckled calf with gilt tooling to edges, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, highly decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to red and black leather labels, edges bumped. Internally, later endpapers, text block edges greened. Vol 1, A Tour In Scotland; MDCCLXIX, 3rd edition, printed by W Eyres, Warrington, (xiii), [1], [1], 2-388 pp, 21 plates, as called for, (9 folding), plus 2 vignettes, faint ink name to tp, some faint offsetting and browning, a couple of tiny paper chips, dedication signed: Thomas Pennant, with the final advertisement leaf. Vol 2, A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides; MDCCLXXII, 1st edition, printed by John Monk, Chester, 1774, [2], (viii), [1], 2-379 pp, [1] adverts, 44 plates, as called for (27 folding and a chart), plus 1 vignette, and then 1 extra pl (Downing) tipped in, lacks the final advert lea, some faint offsetting and browning. A lovely set of Pennants important work. (ESTC T113907 & ESTC T113910 ) Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose A Tour in Scotland, 1769, was published in 1771. It 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. See ODNB.

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        A Map of the most Inhabited part of New England, containing the Provinces of Massachusets 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

      Sayer & Bennett London: Sayer & Bennett, 1774. unbound. very good. Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand color outline and wash. Each sheet measures 20.5" x 38.75". Beautiful and very rare map of New England, showing Long Island. Includes "A Plan of Boston Harbor" and a "Plan of the Town of Boston" as well as a table describing the map's sources. The highly decorative cartouche shows a romanticized scene of the Pilgrims arriving in Plymouth. A yellow wash highlights the newly formed townships in the Vermont region. Originally printed in four panels and bound into the atlas in two sheets. Reinforcements to original folds on both sheets. Chipping along top edge of bottom sheet. Expert repair to loss at lower left margin of bottom sheet, along original fold. Compiled from various sources by Braddock Mead (alias John Green) and originally published in 1755, this was the first large scale map of the area and the first to name New Hampshire as a province. Issued in 1775, this map is the first edition of the fifth state. This edition was reprinted during the beginning stages of the American Revolution and published by Sayer (Jefferys' one-time partner) and Bennett in "Jefferys' American Atlas". Thomas Jefferys (c. 1710-1771) was one of the most important and prolific mapmakers of his era with particular focus on North America.

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        Självporträtt i blå barett.

      Olja på duk. Signerad »JGS» (inristat i den våta färgen). »Själfporträtt af Professor Sandberg» skrivet a tergo. 28?×?24 cm. Förgylld rikt dekorerad originalram med oktagonal infattning. Proveniens: Troligen gåva av konstnären till vännen och akademikamraten Carl Johan Fahlcrantz (1774-1846). Senare genom arv till skådespelaren och teaterdirektören Gustaf Fredrikson (1832-1921), och enligt dennes testamente till stiftelsen Höstsol 1921. Såld genom lotteri på Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Gustaf Fredriksons tavelsamling, januari?1926 (Stockholm?1926), kat. nr 87. Senare hos Sonja Hylén (1914-2008).Utställd: Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Gustaf Fredriksons tavelsamling, januari 1926, kat. nr 87.Litteratur: Mauritz Beijerstein, Johan Gustaf Sandberg 1782-1854 (1928), kat. nr 118 (s. 192). En variant av porträttet i tempera på sten finns i Nationalmuseum (Beijerstein (1928), kat. nr 117). Porträttet hör till de målningar som uppräknas av August Hahr i »Gustaf Fredrikssons [sic] tavelsamling på Höstsol», Konsthistoriska strövtåg (1928), s. 147, »ett förträffligt självporträtt». Det omnämns även i förordet till försäljningskatalogen 1926: »Slutligen är Johan Gustaf Sandbergs självporträtt att beakta. Nationalmuseum äger detsamma i freskoteknik» (s. 4). J. G. Sandberg hörde till den konstnärsgeneration som framträdde på 1810-?talet, efter de s.k. järnåren i svenskt kulturliv, Gustav IV Adolfs av sträng censur präglade regeringstid. Sandberg kom att bli sin generations mest framstående och anlitade porträttmålare och har givit oss klassiska bilder av en mängd framstående svenskar från 1800-talets första hälft. Hans oeuvre rymmer över 200 porträtt, däribland av Karl XIV Johan och Oskar I, konstnärskollegerna Fahlcrantz, Lauréus, Fogelberg och Byström, författarna Atterbom, Tegnér, Geijer, Franzén, Wallin och Bremer, tonsättarna Crusell och Haeffner, samt av många andra personligheter från vetenskapens, politikens och scenens värld, däribland Berzelius och Jenny Lind.Gustaf Fredrikson var en av Nordens främsta skådespelare under senare delen av 1800-talet. Han var också en framstående konstsamlare och ägde betydande konstverk av såväl utländska som svenska konstnärer. Många av verken hade tidigare tillhört Carl Johan Fahlcrantz, Fredrikson skriver själv att »det mesta av [konstsamlingen] har jag ärft af en tant, som var gift med den berömde konstnären C.?J.?Fahlcrantz. En och annan duk har jag köpt själf för att komplettera samlingen» (1). I sitt testamente tog Fredrikson initiativet till en stiftelse med namnet Höstsol, ett ålderdomshem för pensionerade skådespelare.. (1) Gustaf Uddgren, Gustaf Fredrikson. En konstnärsmonografi (1912), s. 134

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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: per Gio. Battista Vendramini Mosca, 1774. FIRST EDITION. 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. 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.

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        La storia del regno dell'imperatore carlo-quinto. preceduta da una descrizione de' progressi della societa' in europa dalla distruzione dell'impero romano fino al principio del secolo decimosesto... in colonia, s.n., 1774.

      Sei volumi di cm. 16, pp. xxx, 424; 508 (2); 500; 559; 514; 516. Leg. coeva in mezza pergamena e cartonato rigido, dorsi lisci con titoli in oro su tasselli verdi. Una medaglia incisa a ciascun frontespizio, capolettera e testatine decorati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Un timbretto di biblioteca religiosa estinta ai frontespizi. Interessante prima traduzione italiana sulla stampa inglese del 1769. Si tratta certamente di uno degli studi più completi ed accreditati sulla figura dell'imperatore Carlo V. Non comune a reperirsi completo come il presente esemplare.

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with several other pieces on various Subjects

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall Mall 1774 London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1774. First edition. 2 vols., 4to (31.5 x 24.5 cm). Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals now in her Possession. Engraved frontispiece portrait in volume I. [4], vii, [1, blank], 568; [4], 606, [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. In later tan paper spine and blue boards. Fine. Only copy we have seen uncut. Gulick 2; Rothschild 596

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        Undervisar det at sy. [Och:] Och sist öfwerlämnas honom, af sin gamla moder.

      Två gravyrer i punktmanér ur serien The tender mother / Den ömma modern. London, E. Martin & John Boydell, 1774. 23,2 × 16,6 cm resp. 23,5 × 16,5 cm. (Bladstorlek 46 × 30,5 & 46 × 31 cm.) Tryckta i rött. Blad med breda marginaler och råkanter. Proveniens: Emil Hultmark, Stockholm. Litteratur: Hans Frölich, Bröderna Elias och Johan Fredrik Martins gravyrer (1939), Elias Martin kat. nr 27, état 2 & 30, état 2. Två nya ramar, förgyllda med bladguld. Breda syrafria passepartouter.. Serien omfattar i sin helhet 6 blad samt titelplansch, och utgavs av Elias Martin den 1 april 1774 under hans första vistelse i England. "Med god blick för vad som tilltalade den köpande publiken, hade han nu dedicerat den till Hennes Maj:t Drottningen [...]. Serien är i komplett skick, t.o.m. i senare états, ytterst sällsynt och även enstaka blad därur förekomma mycket sällan" (Frölich s. 31-32)

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        Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, ESQ., Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with Several Other Pieces on Various Subjects.

      London: J. Dodsley, 1774. First edition. Very good. Hardcover. First edition. Two volumes. 4to. [4], vii, [1], 568; [4], 606, [1]pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Second state (Type B) with text at I, 55, corrected. Contemporary full calf; spines in six compartments, gilt; gilt titles. Portrait lightly offset to title page. Both half titles are present, as well as the errata sheet at II, [607]. Nicely rebacked in calf with the originallettering labels laid on; paper lightly toned, else a very good and quite impressive, set. Gulick notes that the error on page I, 55 was apparently noticed while the sheets were being printed and thus corrected. A nice set of the Letters, a cornerstone of Engllish literature. . Reprinted 27 times in the 18th century and still in print today. Gulicj 2B. ESTC T136181. Lowndes . 434. Neither the ESTC nor Lowndes distinguish between states A and B.

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