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        Essai philosophique concernant l'entendement humain

      A Amsterdam: Aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1774. relié. 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (9,5x16,5cm). Nouvelle édition ; l'oeuvre en connut de nombreuses après l'originale française parue en 1700 (la première édition anglaise datant de 1690). Pleine Basane blnde marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Tranches marbrées. Manque en tête du tome II. Légers frottements. Quelques coins émoussés. Bon exemplaire, de belle tenue. Sans aucun doute l'oeuvre la plus importante de son auteur et oeuvre majeure de l'histoire de la philosophie en ce qu'elle inaugure l'empirisme, rejetant la possibilité de toute idée innée et fondant toute connaissance humaine sur l'expérience, c'est à dire les sensations et l'observation, la réflexion constituant le second fondement essentiel à la création de toute idée. Ex-libris Christian Léon-Dufour - Aux dépens de la Compagnie, A Amsterdam _1774, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 12 (9,5x16,5cm), LXXII, 316pp. (2) et (2) 417pp. (2) et (4) 388pp. et (4) 378pp. (2), relié. - relié

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        The Art of Angling and Compleat Fly-Fishing

      John Baskerville, Birmingham, 1774. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in full brown calf in an antique style. A few surface marks darkening the leather on the cover, otherwise fine. Slight scattered foxing and browning, generally quite clean; with the attractive frontis. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040112. .

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      Paris: Chez Saillant Et Nyon Et Chez Panckoucke. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1774. Hardcover. Voyages; EXPLORATION; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Contemporary leather backed binding with raised bands. Contents generally VG and clean with occasional folding seps. Consists of 37 maps and plates with no text. Contents are not complete: CARTE DU DETROIT DE MAGELLAN [9 panel foldout map] *Tome 1, pl 2 ++PORT EAMINE, GALLAND, BAYE HAVRE [3panel foldout map] *Tome 1, pl 3 ++CAP PROVIDENCE [3 panel foldout map] *Tome 1, pl 4 ++COTE, DEPUIS LA BAYE D'YORK [2 page map] *Tome 1, pl 5 ++CARTE DE MAIDENLAND ...ET CANAL FALKLAND [2 page map] *Tome 1, pl 7 ++VUE DE COTE DE MASAFUERO [2 page topographic & marine chart] *Tome 1, pl 8 ++L'ISLE PITCAIRN [2 page map with 4 relief drawings] *Tome 1, pl 9 ++ISLES DE LA REINE CHARLOTTE [3 panel foldout] *Tome 1, pl 10 ++BAYE SWALLOW [2 page map] *Tome 1, pl 11 ++NELLE ISLANDE [2 page map] *Tome 1, pl 12 ++CARTE N. LE BRETAGNE [6 panel map] *Tome 1, pl 13 ++ISLES DE L'AMURAUTE [3 panel relief map]] *Tome 1, pl 14 ++EXTREMITIE DE MINDANAO [2 panel foldout map] *Tome 1, pl 15 ++BAYE DE BONTHAIN [2 page map] *Tome 1, pl 16 ++L'ISLE D'OTAHIU (2 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 2 ++ISLE DE CHARLES SAUNDER, etc [2 page map] *Tome 2, pl 3 ++ISLE DE COCOS (2 panel foldout map *Tome 2, pl 4 ++ISLES DE WALLIS [2 panel foldout map] *Tome 2, pl 5 ++CARTE DE LA PARTIE S. E. DE LA TERRE DE FEU...[4 panel foldout map] *Tome 2, pl 6 ++CARTE DE L'ISLE OTAHITI [4 panel fold out map] *Tome 2, pl 8 ++VUE DE LA BAYE DE MATAVAI [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 9 ++BRANCHE D'UN ARBRE-A-PAIN AVEC DES FRUITS [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 10 ++D'OTAHITI DE PLUSIERS PRIOGUES [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 11 ++MILITAIRE DE LA MER DU SUD [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 12 ++EMOUCHOIR DE OTAHITIENS AVEC... [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 13 ++INSTRUMENTS DES INSULAIRES DE LA MER.... [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 14 ++INSTRUMENTS DES INSULAIRES DE LA MER.... [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 15 ++MANIERE DONT ON EXPOSE LES MORTS OTAHITI [2 page engraved plate] *Tome 2, pl 16 ++ISLES DE LA SOCIETE [10 panel foldout map] *Tome 2, pl 17 ++OTAHITI, ULIETEA, D'HUAHEIE... [2 page map] *Tome 3, pl 2 ++VUE DE L'ISLE D'HUAHEINE... [2 page engraving] *Tome 3, pl 3 ++CARTE D'ISLES...OTAHITI...[6 panel foldout map] *Tome 3, pl 4 ++VUE DE L'ISLE D'ULIETA AVEC... [2 page engraving] *Tome 3, pl 5 ++VUE D'UN ROCHER TROUE DE LA NOUBELLE ZELANDE [1 page engravinged plate] *Tome 3, pl 8 ++TETE D'UN GUERRIER DE LA NOUVELLE ZELANDE [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 3, pl 12 ++COFFRE SULPTE DES HABITANS DE LA NOUEVLLE ZELANDE (1 page engraved plate] *Tome 3, pl 13 ++...NOUVELLE ZELAND APPELLEES... [1 page engraved plate] *Tome 3, pl 15 ++Graphics of TP and engravings available. 23 maps and 14 engraved illustrations with almost all of the maps being more than one page. .

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        Elemens d'algebre. traduits de l'allemand, avec des notes et des additions. a lyon, chez jean-marie bruyser, 1774.

      Due volumi di cm. 20, pp. xvi, 704; (4) 664 + (4) di privilegio. Legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi a nervi con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro. Tagli rossi e sguardie marmorizzate. Esemplare genuino, con qualche brunitura alle carte con alcune tracce d'uso alle legature: mancanze alle cuffie e qualche spellatura ai piatti. Non comune prima edizione della traduzione francese (l'originale apparve nel 1771). I due volumi portano i seguenti titoli: 1. De L'Analyse Déterminée - 2. De L'Analyse Indéterminée.

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

      London: Thomas Jefferys, November 29th, 1774. Copper-engraved map, with contemporary outline hand colour, folding, as issued, in 24 sections backed onto linen (overall size: 39 1/2 x 41 1/2 inches). In fine condition with some spotting and toning. Contained within a modern dark red cloth two-fold chemise, all within a dark red morocco-backed cloth slipcase. The largest and most detailed map of New England that had yet been published, and one of the great maps of the east coast of America, by one of the greatest figures in 18th-century cartography: 'Mead's contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards' (Cumming, p.47) This is the grandest, most accurate and detailed map of New England produced during the British colonial period. It depicts the entire region from Long Island Sound up north to line of 44'30 of latitude. While it shows that the coastal areas, and the lower Connecticut Valley were well settled, areas of the interior, especially in New Hampshire and the future Vermont were just developing, with the early boundaries of townships having recently been established by surveyors. Importantly, this map contains two detailed cartographic insets, one of the city of Boston (upper-left), and another of Boston Harbor on the lower-right sheet. The map is also adorned with a very handsome pictorial title cartouche, depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620. The present map is the third edition and fifth overall state of this work, after the first of 1755 and the second ca. 1763 and ca. 1768, with little alteration from the previous issue beyond the altered imprint. This copy of the 1774 edition is unusual (and more desirable) as it was clearly sold as a separately issued map: the 1774 edition is more usually found as part of Thomas Jefferys monumental The American Atlas of 1775. Jefferys (1719-71) was the leading British mapmaker and publisher of the mid-eighteenth century. He became the geographer to the Prince of Wales in 1746 and then to King George III in 1760. This map's maker, John Green, was an intriguing and larger-than- life figure, who has been called "the genius behind Jefferys". In addition to his extensive cartographic abilities, Green's personal history also stands out from amongst the biographies of other 18th-century British map makers. Green was born Braddock Mead in Ireland around 1688, married in Dublin in 1715 and moved to London in 1717. He was imprisoned in 1728 for trying to defraud an Irish heiress, and assumed his alias after his release from prison. He worked with Ephriam Chambers on his Universal Dictionary before joining the employ of Cave, Astley, and Jefferys. William Cumming remarked that 'had a number of marked characteristics as a cartographer ... One was his ability to collect, to analyze the value of, and to use a wide variety of sources; these he acknowledged scrupulously on the maps he designed and even more fully in accompanying remarks. Another outstanding characteristic was his intelligent compilation and careful evaluation of reports on latitudes and longitudes used in the construction of his maps, which he also entered in tables on the face of the maps ... Mead's contributions to cartography stand out ... At a time when the quality and the ethics of map production were at a low ebb in England, he vigorously urged and practiced the highest standards; in the making of maps and navigational charts he was in advance of his time. For this he deserves due credit.' (Cumming, p.45) Degrees of Latitude, 35; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 774.4 and cf. 755.19 (first edition/state); Sellers & Van Ee, Maps & Charts of North America & West Indies 1650-1789, 799; Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" in Tooley, Mapping of America, 33(e); cf. Crone, "John Green. Notes on a neglected Eighteenth Century Geographer and Cartographer," Imago Mundi, VI (1950) p. 89-91; Crone, "Further Notes on Braddock Mead, alias John Green" Imago Mundi, VIII (1951) p. 69; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.45-47.

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        Systeme de la nature [Ensemble] Le vrai sens du systême de la nature

      A Londres [Amsterdam]: S.n. [Marc Michel Rey], 1774. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm). Rare et intéressante réunion de ces deux ouvrages. Nouvelle édition du système de la nature après la rare originale de 1770, et édition originale de l'ouvrage d'Helvetius à la même date de 1774 que cette nouvelle édition de Mirabaud ; en réalité trois éditions sont parues à la même date, avec une collation différente, sans qu'on ait pu déterminer si il y a une véritable originale. Pleine Basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisse très orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Tranches rouges. Coiffes de queue arrachées. Une tâche brune sur le plat supérieur du tome I. Restauration à l'aide d'une pièce de cuir au plat supérieur du tome II. Assez bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage d'Helvetius est une exégèse et un examen du Système de la nature, l'auteur semble en avoir condensé la matière sous forme de maximes et d'assertions, le tout reposant sur un fort credo matérialiste. On sait aujourd'hui que l'ouvrage n'est peut-être pas d'Helvetius, bien qu'on y reconnaisse sa philosophie. Quant au Système de la nature de Mirabaud, il fut reçut comme une bombe dans le milieu des lettres, et finalement assez mal accueilli par les philosophes. Ce ne fut pas les thèses ouvertement matérialistes de d'Holbach qui furent condamnés mais la démonstration d'athéisme et d'anticléricalisme. - S.n. [Marc Michel Rey], A Londres [Amsterdam] _1774, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x19,5cm), (14) 397pp. et (4) 500pp. (3) ; 84pp. (3), relié. - relié

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        Sketches of the History of Man.

      In two volumes... First Edition, xii, 519; 507pp quarto, with half titles in both volumes, a very good set in contemporary polished calf, professionally rebacked (by Lloyd) with red leather labels and raised bands, Edinburgh: printed for W. Creech, Edinburgh; and for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, London, 1774.Chuo 139; Jessop p. 141. First edition of this important contribution to the pre-history of sociology by the chief exponent of the Scottish Enlightenment, who was, together with Adam Smith, the main adherent of the historical method in legal and philosophical writings. In his Sketches Kames describes the progress made by man, in respect of language, food, commerce, the arts, science, government, morality and religion. The introductory essay on The Origin of Men and of Languages is followed by three books on the Progress of Men Dependent on Society, Progress of Men in Society and Progress of Sciences. There is also an interesting section of nearly 100 pages in volume II titled "Progress of the Female Sex", in which Kames traces "the gradual progress of women, from their low state in savage tribes, to their elevated state in civilized nations." Photograph available on request.

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      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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      In-4 gr. (mm. 361x243), legatura d?epoca in cartoncino rosa e oro con decorazioni floreali in rilievo, pp. (14),CCIII, incluso il bellissimo frontespizio figur. inc. in rame che porta (entro due elaborate cornici) una veduta di Modena, una coppia di cavalli e quattro putti. Il vol. è illustrato da 1 pregevole tavola, più volte ripieg. (mm. 594x482) - inc. in rame da Antonio Baratti su disegno di Michel Angelo Borghi - che raffigura la statua equestre di Francesco III d?Este scolpita da Giovanni Antonio Cybeo (restaur. per strappo). Il testo e? ornato da magnifiche vignette pure inc. in rame: sono 3 testate di cui una alle armi e una con il ritratto di Francesco III, 3 grandi capilettera e 5 finali. Raccolta di 103 composizioni poetiche di nobili e accademici per lo più di Modena e Correggio (dall?Abate Vicini, al Marchese Coccapani, a Girolamo Tiraboschi, ecc.). Bell?esemplare su carta forte, ad ampi margini, molto raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        MEMORIE DELLA CHIESA MONZESE. Raccolte e con varie dissertazioni illustrate.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 260x198), 4 voll. in cofanetto, lussuosa legat. in p. pergam. mod. con ricca decoraz. oro ai piatti., tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, pp. XVI,49,(3); 96; 80; (8),138; pregevoli vignette ai frontespizi, 3 testate alle armi, alle dediche (Card. G. Pozzobonelli, Mons. A.M. Durini, March. A.-L. Recalcati e Monsignori della Metropolitana di Milano), 4 grandi capilett. e con 10 belle tavv. f.t., alc. ripieg., il tutto inc. in rame; il vol. è ornato nel t. anche da figg. silografate. L?opera, divisa in quattro dissertazioni (una per volume), tratta dei primi abitatori di Monza, delle sue antichità ed iscrizioni, dei Longobardi e della regina Teodolinda, della fondazione della basilica di S. Giovanni Battista (v. la bella tav. che raffigura la facciata), delle donazioni e privilegi concessi da papi e sovrani, della gerarchia ecclesiastica, dei possedimenti, rendite, ecc. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Lozzi,I,2945: "Opera molto pregevole? - Graesse,II,637 - Predari, p. 147. Margine sup. di due voll. con lieve alone, altrim. esemplare con barbe, su carta forte, ben conservato. "Antonio Francesco Frisi (1734-1817), storico, fratello del più celebre Paolo (matematico e astronomo barnabita), canonico a Monza e poi a Milano, si occupò quasi esclusivamente di cose monzesi pubblicando anche (1794) le ?Memorie storiche di Monza e sua corte?". Così Diz. Treccani,V, p. 118.

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        Die Leiden des jungen Werthers. Erster - Zweyter Theil (alles).

      Leipzig, 1774. Bound in a very nice dark brown recent pastiche hcalf w. four raised bands, single gilt lines, single gilt compertment-ornamentations, and gilt light brown leather title label on back. First t-p. mounted and professionally repaired w. small loss of woodcut vignette. Some brownspotting; first t-p. and last leaf w. a bit of soiling, and ab. ten leaves of part two w. some heavier staining. Last leaf w. professionally repaired corner, not affecting text. Overall a good and solid copy on good paper w. both title-pages, one w. engr. vignette, the other w. woodcut vignette, and the errata on the last leaf.. Very scarce first edition of Goethe's monumental novel-debut, which was published in a very small number, but immediately became a major success and one of the most influential and popular books of the 18th century. In 1774 only the first edition (D1) and a "Doppeldruck" (D1alfa), in which the errata have been corrected, were published, but already the following year the book was printed nine times, and it was almost immediately translated into all European languages. This is the very rare true first edition (D1), distinguished by the misnumbering of page 39 as 36, the part of the issue having "durchgelesen" on p. 16 and "härne" on p. 101, as described in Hagen.This, Goethe's first novel, is written in the form of letters, and it caused him almost overnight fame. The style of writing has influenced an entire generation of writers. No other of Goethe's works has been so widely read by his contemporaries, and no other work in general has been of as great importance to the Sturm und Drang-period; the work also caused the so-called "Lesesucht" (the important and wide-ranging debate in late 18th century on misreading and on dangerous and harmful literature). The impact it had on not only literature, but on almost all aspects of life at the time, was immense and unheard of. Werther might well be the first cult-figure ever; -a true "Werther-Fieber" broke loose, resulting in a distinct Werther-fashion (yellow trousers, yellow waist-coat, blue coat, high turned-down boots, round felt hat and un-powdered hair, as described by Goethe in the novel), Werther-perfume, Werther-cups etc. Numerous people susceptible to influence actually killed themselves in sympathy with the suffering Werther or overwhelmed by the gulf that separates the outer from the inner world suggested in the novel (the first copycat-suicides of the world, -many of the bodies were found with the book in their hands), and the work incited the romantic urge for revolution; the work is also said to have been Napoleon's favourite novel, which he carried with him at all times.Goethe himself was very surprised by the impact of the work, and said about it: "Die Wirkung dieses Büchleins war groß, ja ungeheuer, und vorzüglich deshalb, weil es genau in die rechte Zeit traf." (Dichtung und Wahrheit). This literary masterpiece may be called the first German novel of world literary class, and it not only seems like a modern work of fiction, it is a work which has irreversibly shaped the feeling of life which is specific to modern man. Hagen 80

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        Daniae et sveciae litteratae opuscula hist.

      philolog. theologica. Edidit Io. Oelrichs. 1-2. Bremen, Io. Henr. Cramerum, 1774. 8:o. (6),+ 266; (2),+ 267-675 s.+ utvikbar tabell med bokstaver i träsnitt,+ utvikbar grav. plansch. Tryckt på skrivpapper. Fläck s. 423. Välbevarat hfrbd från tidigt 1800-tal, guldornerad och blindpressad rygg med guldpräglad titel, gröna stänksnitt. Fint exemplar ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Warmholtz 1436 not. Carlander III, 564ff. Samling av svenska och danska avhandlingar, med ett flertal om nordisk filologi och om Eddan. Den innehåller bl.a. Olof Celsius "De conuenientia lingua persica cum gothica" och "Natales litterarumque samaritanarum exhibens" (med plansch), Johan Ihre "De adagiis Svio-Gothicis", Magnus Beronius "De edda islandicus, seu veterum septentrionalium mythologiis" och Björners "Schediasma historica-geographicum de Varegis, heroibus Scanianis et primis russiae dynastis" (med plansch)

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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),84,1-72,1-54,1-66,1-99,1-92,1-102,1-102,1-101,(1 blank),1-118,1-82,1-181,1-95,(1 blank),1-154,1-119,1-84 s. + Prof-öfwersättning af thet Nya testamentet, på hans kongl. maj:ts nådigsta befallning, författad af then swenska bibel-tolkningens öfwerseende, i nåder förordnade särskilda commission. Sthlm, Kongl. Ordens-tryckeriet, 1780. 4:o. (2),55,1-35,1-60,1-44,1-59,1-24,1-22,1-16,1-24,1-22,1-68 s. Stiligt samtida stänkdekorerat skinnbd med upphöjda bind, rikligt guldornerad rygg, röd titeletikett av marokäng och stänkta snitt. Blindpressad dekor på pärmkanterna. Bandet obetydligt nött och med små pbetydliga nagg i främre ytterfals. Bakre pärmen med några fuktfläckar. Genomgående bra inlaga med enstaka smärre skavanker såsom lager- och rostfläckar. Med A. Lantingshausens namnteckning. Fint ex. från Trolleholm.. 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. 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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        Oeuvres philosophiques. I-II.

      Nouvelle édition, corrigée et augmentée. Berlin 1774. 8:o. iv,356; iv,267,(1) pp. Uncut in contemporary paper wrappers. Volume II repaired with japanese ricepaper at foot of spine. 21 x 14 cm

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        Pel solenne battesimo di s.a.r. ludovico principe primogenito di parma tenuto al sacro fonte da sua maesta' cristianissima e dalla real principessa delle asturie. iscrizioni esotiche a caratteri novellamente incisi e fusi. parma, nella r. stamperia, 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.

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        [Angels appear to Abraham] Apparuerunt ei tres viri, et cucurrit Abraham de ostio Tabernaculi sui, et adoravit in Terram [Pl. IV]

      Rome: [circa 1774]. Copper engraving by Ottaviani after drawings by Savorelli and Camporesi, printed in light brown coloured ink with contemporary hand-colouring. Neat marginal restoration. 24 5/8 x 22 1/8 inches. 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. The scene in the main panel shows the three angels that appeared to Abraham and told him that he and his wife Sarah will have a son. 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. 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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        FRANKLIN (Benjamin) Of the Stilling of Waves by means of Oil. Extracted from Sundry Letters between Benjamin Franklin,

      [title continues] William Brownrigg, and the Reverend Mr. Farish, First Edition, pp.445-460 in the complete volume for 1774, vol 64, of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, x, 522pp, small quarto, a very good copy, bound in early 20th two-colour buckram, neat library uninked blindstamp on title, with 13 [of 15] fine extending copper engraved plates London, [The Royal Society], 1769. * "In 1757 Benjamin Franklin was sent to London by the Pennsylvania Assembly. During the first part of his journey Franklin was on a ship that was part of a fleet of 96 sail bound against Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island which was still in the hands of the French. Looking out over the sea he observed the wakes of two of the ships to be remarkably smooth, while all the others were ruffled by the wind. He asked the captain, who told him that the cooks had probably been just emptying their greasy water. The captain thought it a fairly stupid question, as this was common knowledge among seamen. According to what he later confessed to William Brownrigg it was this experience that prompted Franklin to carry out his own experiments: "In my own mind I at first slighted his [the captain's] solution, tho' I was not able to think of another. But recollecting what I had formerly read in Pliny, I resolved to make some experiment of the effect of oil on water, when I should have opportunity." During his long stay in England he found plenty of opportunity. The most significant occasion occurred in the summer of 1772, when Franklin and his close friend John Pringle on their way to Scotland paid a visit to William Brownrigg who lived in Ormathwaite in the English Lake District. The three of them went to nearby Derwent Water, where Franklin demonstrated the wave-stilling effect of a little oil which he had the habit of taking with him, whenever he went into the country, in the upper hollow joint of his bamboo cane, with which he might repeat the experiment as opportunity should offer. The significance of this experiment is not that the waves of Derwent Water were effectively stilled by Franklin's oil but that the Reverend James Farish could not believe his ears when he heard an account of this event. It is Farish's incredulity that ultimately led to the account published in the Philosophical Transactions. Farish wrote a letter to Brownrigg assuring him that he would be glad to have an authentic account of the Derwent experiment. Brownrigg forwarded this letter to Franklin on January 27, 1773. Franklin responded on November 7, 1773 with an elaborate account of the effects of oil on water. Brownrigg read this account to a meeting of the Royal Society on June 2, 1774. Shortly afterwards it was published in the Philosophical Transactions [the present paper]." - Joost Mertens 'The honour of Dutch seamen: Benjamin Franklin's theory of oil on troubled waters and its epistemological aftermath'. Bound with 48 further papers, FULL LIST SENT ON REQUEST. * Other papers include: WILSON (Alexander) Observations on the Solar Spots, ibid, pp.1-30; HUNTER (John) An Account of Certain Receptacles of Air, in Birds, Which Communicate with the Lungs, and are Lodged Both among the Fleshy Parts and in the Hollow Bones of Those Animals, ibid, pp.205-213; DARWIN (D.) Experiments on Animal Fluids in the Exhausted Receiver, ibid, pp.344-349; HENLY (William) RONAYNE (Thomas) An Account of Some New Experiments in Electricity, Containing, 1. An Enquiry Whether Vapour be a Conductor of Electricity. 2. Some Experiments, to Ascertain the Direction of the Electric Matter, in the Discharge of the Leyden Bottle: With a New Analysis of the Leyden Bottle. 3. Experiments on the Lateral Explosion, in the Discharge of the Leyden Bottle. 4. The Description, and Use, of a New Prime-Conductor. 5. Miscellaneous Experiments, Made Principally in the Years 1771 and 1772. 6. Experiments and Observations on the Electricity of Fogs, &c. in Pursuance of Those Made by Thomas Ronayne, Esq; With a Plan of an Electrical Journal, &c. By William Henly, F. R. S., ibid. pp.389-431.

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        Försök till ett landskaps beskrifning, uti en berättelse om Tuna läns, Sefwedes och Aspelands häraders fögderie, uti Calmar höfdinge döme, af samma fögderies häradsfogde.

      Kalmar, (L. Lindeblads änka), 1774. 8:o. Extra grav. titelblad,(16),550,(2 blanka) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. karta. Nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind och mörkbrunt infärgat titelfält. Stänkta snitt. Ryggen naggad överst. Ngt snedläst. Inlagan med spridda småfläckar, samtida förstrykningar och enstaka marginalnoteringar. Några tråkiga fläckar i nedre marginalen på s. 120-21 och mindre fuktfläckar på sina håll i den övre marginalen. Försättsbladet med en anteckning daterad Låckebo den 19 oktober 1777 att boken är en gåva från författaren till C. Tilléus.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 475. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 5947. Cappelin Anteckningar till en småländsk bibliografi s. 20. Kartan, signerad And. Löfman, avbildar "Hultsfreds slätt och planen deromkring". Crælius framhäver i sitt förord att han med sitt arbete "väckt den slummrande frågan om wattuminskningen", en fråga som "de enfaldige icke begripa, och de lärde gärna gå tyst förbi". Det finns ett Lockebo vid Jönköping och ett annat utanför Oskarshamn

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        Voyages autour du Monde entrepris par Ordre de sa Majesté Britannique, actuellement regnante, Pour faire des Découvertes dans L'Hémisphère Austral. Exécutés successivement par le Chef d'Escadre Byron, les Capitaines Wallis, Carteret & Cook, dans les Vaisseaux Le Dauphin, L'Hirondelle & L'Endeavour. Redigés par Jean Hawkesworth sur les Journaux tenus par les divers Commandans, & d'apres les papiere de Mr. Joseph Banks...Traduit de L'Anglois (Par Suard). 4 vols. Amsterdam, Rotterdam, E. van Harrevelt, Henry Beman, 1774.

      4to. Bound in 4 cont. full mottled calf. 6 raised bands, gilt titlelabels. Backs a little rubbed, some cracking to leather along hinges, but covers not detached. Corners bumped. Ocasionally somewhat brownspotted, a few tears in plates (no loss). A few corners dampstained. With all 4 halftitles. (8),XXXII,388 - (6),536 - (6),394 - VIII,367,(3) pp. and 52 engraved plates, mostly large and folded, among these are 28 folded maps. (all).. First French edition of Cooke's first travel, a title-issue identical with the Paris-edition from the same year, only with a different titlepage and a printed Privilege in Dutch for the Dutch publisher. It is the 4to-edition, not one of the 8vo -editions published the same year. - Sabin 30941

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        Freimaurerlieder zum Gebrauch der gerechten und vollkommenen Loge zum drei H** aufgesetzt von dem sehr ehrwürdigen Meister E**S. herausgegeben von dem Bruder F. * F.

      Mit zahlr. Noten. 47 S. Karton d. Zt. 23,5 x 16 cm. Wolfstieg 39728. - Der Komponist, Organist, Kapellmeister und Musikwissenschaftler Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748-1798) war der Lehrer Ludwig van Beethovens. - Etwas gebrauchsspurig und leicht braunfleckig. Altes Exemplar einer Logenbibliothek.

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        Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntnis und derselben nützlichen Anwendung. Mit hundert illuminirten Tafeln.

      Zürich, Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1774 -(77). Folio. Bound in cont. marbled boards. Gilt lettering on back. The marbled paper over boards as well as back and edges in some places torn, especially spine and corners. Kept in a fine morocco-backed box. Title-page with a large engraved vignette. (4), 129, (1) pp., 2 engraved plates (Tab. A+B) with 58 hand-coloured illustrations to Linné (C.L.J. Gesneri delin - Bullinger sculpsit) and 100 wood-cut plates (with 101 illustrations of plants (plate 47 verso with an illustr.). All in fine original hand-colouring. Printed on good paper, internally fine and clean.. First (and only) edition of Schinz's reissue of 101 plates from Leonhart Fuch's "De Historia Stirpium", Basel 1542, a work which marks the birth of botanical illustration and perhaps the most celebrated and most beautiful herbal ever published. The selection by Schinz of 101 illustrations from Fuch's work (containing 512 plates) was printed with the original wood-blocks, which Schinz borrowed from Chorherr Gessner, in the possession of whom they were to be found. In talking about the girls and boys from the "Waysenhaus" colouring the plates, Schinz said (in the Vorrede): "Ich freute mich, da mir der Gedanke glücklicher Weise beyfil, dass mein Oheim Hr. Doctor und Chorherr Gessner die ganze Sammlung der Holzformen von den Pflanzenhistorie des Herrn Leonhard Fuchsen besitze, und dass diese zu einem Versuche in dieser projectirten Beschäftigung dienen könnten." In this way the plates are original, the prints taken from the original blocks (Originalstöchen) and hand-coloured in the years 1774-77. "The plates established the requisites of botanical illustration - virisimilitude in form and habit, and accuracy of significent detail." (A.G. Morton)."Fuch's plates in particular played a curious but important part in the development of systematic botany owing to the fact that they were extensively pirated and appeared in very many works during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and even later." (A.G. Morton)."Far more impressive in appearance, though less sensitive in execution, is the great folio herbal, De Stirpium, of Leonhart Fuchs, published in Basle in 1542. With its hundreds of full-page illustrations of plants, it deservedly ranks as the first of that long line of monumental flower-books which during the last four hundred years have poured from the printing-presses of Europe. Many other fine herbals - those for instance of the Italian Matthioli - were issued during the sixteenth century, but none was quite so lavishly illustrated." (Wilfrid Blunt in Great Flower Books p. 27). - Nissen No 1761 - Hunt No 640. Dibner No 19 (Fuchs) - Printing a. The Mind of Man No 69 (Fuchs)

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        The Naturalist's and Traveller's Companion, Containing Instructions for Collecting & Preserving Objects of Natural History and for promoting enquiries after Human Knowledge in General. [bound with] HARRIS, Moses. The English Lepidoptera: or, the Aurelian's Pocket Companion: Containing a Catalogue of upward of [400] Moths and Butterflies...

      London: Printed for E. & C. Dilly 1774 [and] Printed for J. Robson 1775. . Two works bound in one volume, second and first editions respectively, 8vo, xvi, 89, (1, 8 Index), xv, (2), 66, (1) pp. With a hand coloured frontispiece and engraved title to the first work showing 7 insects, and one hand coloured plate in the second work showing sections of a butterfly. Brown staining to the lower margin of a few leaves at the end of the first work and title of the second, one leaf torn and repaired in the second work, bookplate of Lettsom's biographer, James Johnston Abraham, bound in modern quarter calf over old marbled boards, restoration to corners also. Two attractive 18th century Natural History works with emphasis on entomology, the first being a general guide for collection and arrangement, the second an expert index of specimens. Wellcome III p504 (first work). Freeman 2229, 1557.

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        Beskrivelse over Statuen til Hest, som det Asiatiske Compagnie har helliget til Kong Frederik den Femtes Ære; Tilligemed De Maskiners som have tient til dette Ære=Mindes Forflyttelse....Description de la Statue Equestre...Beschreibung der Statüe zu Pferde...

      Kbhvn., Lars Nielsen Svare, 1774. Folio. Ubeskåret i samtidigt blankt karton. Ryg med rifter. På skrivepapir. Kobberstukket frontisp. med rytterstatuen, stukket af A. Heckel. 3 titelblade (dansk, fransk, tysk), dedikationsblad, 40 pp. (3-spaltet tekst på dansk, fransk, tysk) samt 8 dobbeltsidede kobberstukne plancher, stukket af Haas efter tegninger af Butty, som viser det indviklede maskineri hvormed man anbragte statuen på soklen.. Asiatisk Kompagni kaldte Sally til København for at udføre arbejdet med statuen, et arbejde som tog 17 år. Om Haas' plancher skriver Styhr "bedre faglige illustrationsstik findes ikke herhjemme". Berlin, Kat. Ornamentst., 3629

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