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        Traité sur la meilleure manière de cultiver la navette et le colsat, et d'en extraire une huile dépouillée de son mauvais goût & de son odeur désagréable

      A Paris, chez Ruault, 1774. [4] - VI - 8 - LXXX - 139 - IV - [1] pages demi - basane, dos à faux nerfs et fleuronné de l'époque, plats de papier tourniquet anciens, tranches rouges 1774, 1774, in - 8, [4] - VI - 8 - LXXX - 139 - IV - [1] pages, demi - basane, dos à faux nerfs et fleuronné de l'époque, plats de papier tourniquet anciens, tranches rouges, Édition originale de ce livre peu courant. Il contient en préface un extrait des registres de l'Académie des Sciences du 26 mars 1774, signé Lavoisier et Macquer. Le nom de l'auteur, l'abbé François Rozier, apparait à la fin de la l'épître dédicatoire à Trudaine de Montigny. "Auteur du journal d'observations sur la physique...", indique le titre, Rozier (1734 - 1793) est surtout connu pour son Mémoire sur la meilleure manière de faire et de gouverner les vins (Rouault, 1772) et son Cour complet d'agriculture. Agronome célèbre originaire de Lyon, il fut docteur en théologie, puis directeur de l'école vétérinaire de Lyon. Étiquette de la bibliothèque du médecin Hyacinthe Théodore Baron (1707 - 1787), doyen de la faculté de médecine de Paris de 1750 à 1753 et membre de l'Académie des sciences ; devise "Mihi res, nom me rebus" (je veux maîtriser les évènements et non être leur esclave. Henry - André, Les ex - libris de médecins, p. 82)

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        Nouvelle méthode pour apprendre à jouer de la harpe. Avec des leçons faciles pour les commençans, des menuets allemands et italiens et autres jolis airs ; et la partition pour l'accorder avec les pédales et sans les pédales

      S.n, 1774. - S.n., à Paris, à Lyon, à Dunkerque et aux adresses ordinaires 1774, in - 4 (22x29cm), (2) 46pp., relié. - unico esemplare attualmente noto di questo estremamente rara edizione originale, frontespizio illustrato di una bella incisione di un giovane arpista sopra un affascinante quartina: "The Harp le mani Silvie / Che nulla a desiderare / Dalla tua begli occhi: l'anima è entusiasta / ti possiamo vedere senza amarti! ". Titolo inciso in una cartuccia rotonda circondata da strumenti musicali, ex - dono a penna. L'opera, compreso il testo, è interamente inciso su rame. crema vincolante contemporanea biondo carta pergamena metà piatto. Alcuni sporco sui piatti, il lavoro verso margine interno di sei volumi a partire dal fogli. Il libro si presenta con una breve storia dell'arpa. Poi vengono quattordici capitoli, che fare con la messa a punto, la gestione dei arpeggi arpa, pedali e l'uso. Ci sono numerose trascrizioni di melodie popolari e canzoni, come appassionato di Corrette, tra cui The Furstemberg, cosa ti dico mamma ... Michel Corrette (1707 - 1795), musicologi ben noto, è una figura importante della musica francese del Settecento. Se non ha lasciato grandi opere imperiture, basata solo il concerto fumetto Air selvaggio Rameau continuando regolarmente per essere giocato per il pubblico, le sue numerose attività musicali, le sue opere ci fanno capire meglio il gusto e musica francese a Parigi per tutto il XVIII secolo. A soli 21 anni, appena arrivato a Parigi, ha pubblicato una delle prime raccolte di concerti francesi nel 1728; il contributo francese a questo tipo importante e decisivo della storia della musica in Europa proviene da Italia è estremamente sottile, e Corrette sarà uno dei pochi a introdurre in Francia, Blavet e Leclair. E 'stato sia conduttore (in fiera Saint Laurent, che ha dato i natali a famosi Concerti di fumetti), organista a S. Maria al tempio, virtuoso violinista, clavicembalista, compositore, naturalmente, e anche un grande maestro. Nella fase iniziale, Corrette ha lavorato per fissare le forme musicali del suo tempo per la trasmissione, ei suoi primi libri come Il maestro clavicembalo (1753) hanno avuto un discreto successo. Se si colloca a qualche tradizione pedagogica (Couperin, Rameau, Bach) ci si sente a casa enciclopedica vi insegnerà tutte le forme strumentali. Corrette e lasciare manuali per violoncello, clavicembalo, organo, flauto, mandolino, chitarra, ecc, non solo per i musicisti, ma grande rivoluzione effettuata nel mondo della musica, per i principianti; tutti questi metodi e nel raccontare questo metodo per l'arpa, le pratiche italiane e francesi, ma altrettanto bene il tedesco, le tre principali scuole di musica in Europa nel XVIII, l'italiano è alcun dubbio che che più ha sconvolto la scrittura della musica. In prima linea delle innovazioni e delle pratiche del suo tempo, Corrette ha pubblicato il suo metodo arpa mentre la pratica dello strumento è emerso da alcuni decenni spesi. L'arpa era stato una volta abbandonata per la sua mancanza di cromatismo e non è stato fino all'invenzione del arpa cavo doppia fila da italiano, poi quello del pedale, che vedrà la sua introduzione in Francia nel 1749 per che lo strumento conosce un rinnovato interesse. Lo strumento sarà adottato rapidamente in salotti aristocratici, ma senza directory dedicata, e si troveranno ad affrontare una moda in crescita; grandi opere per lo strumento sarà lanciato nella seconda metà del XVIII (Mozart, CPE Bach). Sappiamo che tutta l'attenzione si concentrerà sul XIX di questo strumento, a causa di modifiche tecniche sono state effettuate ad esso dal 1800. Questo metodo conferma quindi la rinascita dell'arpa in Francia, ed è una testimonianza importante della sua pratica e tecnica alla fine del XVIII. Può essere singola copia di questo metodo di arpa che sembra essere scomparso oggi, nessuna copia appare nelle principali biblioteche europee, o la vendita al pubblico. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Rarissime édition originale, illustrée en frontispice d'une très belle gravure représentant une jeune harpiste au - dessus un charmant quatrain : « La Harpe entre vos mains Silvie / Ne laisse rien à désirer / De vos beaux yeux : l'âme est ravie / Peut - on vous voir sans vous aimer ! ». Titre gravé dans un cartouche arrondi entouré d'instruments de musique, ex - dono à la plume en bas. L'ouvrage, texte compris, est entièrement gravé sur cuivre.   Reliure de l'époque en demi - vélin, plats de papier à la cuve. Très discrètes restaurations de travaux de vers en marge intérieure des six premiers feuillets du volume.   L'ouvrage commence par une brève histoire de la harpe. Viennent ensuite quatorze chapitres, traitant de l'accordage, du maniement de la harpe, des arpèges, des pédales et de leur utilisation. On y trouve de nombreuses transcriptions d'airs populaires et de chansons, telles que les affectionnait Corrette, notamment La Fürstemberg, Que vous dirais - je maman... Michel Corrette (1707 - 1795), bien connu des musicologues, est une figure importante de la musique du XVIIIème siècle français. Bien qu'il n'ait pas laissé d'œuvres impérissables - seul le concerto comique sur L'Air des sauvages de Rameau continue à être joué régulièrement - ses multiples activités musicales et ses œuvres nous font mieux comprendre le goût et la musique française à Paris tout au long du XVIIIème siècle. En 1728, à seulement vingt - et - un ans, fraîchement arrivé à Paris, il publie l'un des premiers recueils de concertos français. La contribution française à ce genre majeur issu d'Italie et déterminant pour l'histoire musicale en Europe, est extrêmement mince. Corrette sera un des seuls à l'introduire en France, avec Blavet et Leclair. Organiste attitré du Prince de Conti, puis du duc d'Angoulême, Corrette fut à la fois chef d'orchestre (à la foire Saint Laurent qui donnera naissance aux fameux Concertos comiques), violoniste virtuose, claveciniste et naturellement compositeur. Il fut également un grand pédagogue et composa de nombreux ouvrages méthodologiques à destination des élèves de son école de musique que les Parisiens surnommaient affectueusement « les Anachorètes » (ânes à Corrette !). Très tôt, Corrette s'est attaché à fixer les formes musicales de son temps pour les transmettre, et ses premiers manuels comme Le Maître de clavecin (1753) rencontreront un certain succès. S'il poursuit en cela une tradition pédagogique à l'instar de Couperin, Rameau ou Bach, on sent cependant chez lui une volonté encyclopédique d'enseigner toutes les formes instrumentales. Corrette laissera ainsi des manuels pour le violoncelle, le clavecin, l'orgue, la flûte, la mandoline, la guitare, etc. Contrairement à nombre de ses pairs, ses manuels ne seront pas à la seule intention des musiciens mais, grande révolution opérée dans le monde musical, à destination des débutants. Cette méthode de harpe, à l'exemple de tous ses ouvrages pédagogiques, rend compte de l'ensemble des pratiques, françaises et italiennes - mais aussi allemandes, alors peu considérées en France. Celles - ci correspondent aux trois grandes écoles de musique en Europe au XVIIIème, l'italienne étant sans aucun doute celle qui a le plus bouleversé l'écriture de la musique. Soucieux de modernité, Corrette publia sa méthode de harpe alors que la pratique de l'instrument émergeait depuis à peine quelques décennies. La harpe avait été autrefois délaissée pour son absence de chromatisme et il fallut attendre l'invention de la harpe à double rangée de corde par les Italiens, puis celle de la pédale, qui ne fut introduite en France qu'en 1749, pour que l'instrument connaisse un regain d'intérêt. Elle sera assez vite adoptée dans les salons aristocratiques mais sans répertoire dédié. Elle connaîtra une vogue croissante et des œuvres majeures pour l'instrument verront le jour dans la dernière partie du XVIIIème (Mozart, C.P.E. Bach). On sait toute l'attention que portera le XIXème à cet instrument, grâce aux modifications techniques qui lui furent apportées dès 1800. Cette méthode atteste donc de la renaissance de la harpe en France, et constitue un témoignage important de sa pratique et de sa technique en cette fin du XVIIIème. Publiée confidentiellement en raison de la nouveauté de l'instrument, tous les exemplaires de cette méthode semble avoir aujourd'hui disparu. Nous n'avons trouvé aucune référence de cette précieuse édition dans les grandes bibliothèques européennes, ni en vente publique.

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        Veduta della Piazza del Campidoglio

      1774. Acquaforte e bulino, 1774, firmata in lastra in basso a sinistra. Della serie "Vedute di Roma". Esemplare nel primo stato di tre, della contemporanea tiratura romana. Bellissima prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, consueta piega centrale verticale, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Giovanni Battista Piranesi nasce a Mogliano Veneto o Mogliano di Mestre, vicino Venezia, nel 1720 e muore a Roma nel 1778. Si può senza dubbio considerare come il più notevole incisore del secolo, ed il maggiore artista in questa materia nel periodo che va da Rembrandt a Goya. La sua opera incisa consta di oltre 1000 lavori, realizzati dal 1743 (anno della pubblicazione della prima opera), e l'anno della sua morte. La sua produzione si può dividere in più periodi: un primo nel quale si dedica ai lavori di architettura fantastica nel quale realizza tra l'altro Prima Parte di Architetture, e Prospettive inventate ed incise da Gio. Batta Piranesi Architetto Veneziano dedicate al Sig. Nicola Giobbe (1743), i celebri Grotteschi (1750), oltre al suo capolavoro assoluto, le Carceri d'invenzione, pubblicate dal suo editore Bouchard nel 1750. Nel periodo successivo rivolge la sua attenzione sui lavori di archeologia pubblicando testi come : Trofei di Ottaviano Augusto (1753), Le Rovine del Castello dell'Acqua Giulia (1761), Le Lapidi Capitoline (1762), Il Campo Marzio dell'Antica Roma, Opera di G. B. Piranesi socio della reale società degli antiquari di Londra (1762), e dei lavori sul Lago di Albano, su Cori e Paestum, ma che raggiungono il massimo con Le Antichità Romane, opera in quattro volumi che unisce ai lavori di archeologia, quelli straordinari di fantasia. Un ultimo periodo caratterizza il Piranesi nel suo aspetto più commerciale di editore, quando già famosissimo realizza oltre duecento lastre decorative di antichità, raccolte nell'opera Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini (1769) e Vasi, candelabri, cippi, sarcofagi, tripodi, lucerne, ed ornamenti antichi disegnati ed incisi dal Cav. Gio. Batt. Piranesi (1778). Inoltre, nel corso di tutta la sua carriera artistica, il Piranesi disegna, incide e compone quella che oggi risulta sicuramente la sua opera più imponente e magistrale, le celebri Vedute di Roma. "Etching with engraving, 1774, signed at lower left. From the ""Vedute di Roma"". Example of the first state of three, from the contemporary Roman edition. A great impression, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, very good condition. The whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building. The present works are all part of an album of the final edition, printed in Rome between 1770 and 1780. Magnificent works, printed on contemporary laid paper, with ""double circle and fleur - de - lis with letters CB"" watermark (if present), with full margins, in excellent condition. This example doesn't bear the usual central fold, with the string holes on the left." Roma Rome Hind 111 I/III. 700 445

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        Mineralogie: Machines des Poudres.

      S.t, 1774. Gruppo di 19 inc. di cui 7 ripiegate e 2 animate nella parte superiore. Le inc. sono corredate da 4 pp. di spiegazioni. Misurano cm. 42 x 29 e 42 x 52.

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        Rovine di uno degli alloggiamneti de' Soldati presso ad una delle eminenti fabbriche di Adriano nella sua Villa in Tivoli

      1774. - PRIMO STATO DI TRE - Acquaforte e bulino, 1774, firmata in lastra . Esemplare nel primo stato di tre, della contemporanea tiratura romana. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva con filigrana "doppio cerchio e giglio con letter CB", con pieni margini, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Della serie Vedute di Roma. L'opera consiste in 135 lastre prodotte individualmente dal Piranesi per almeno 30 anni, da circa il 1745, fino alla data della sua morte. All'opera sono aggiunte poi 2 vedute realizzate dal figlio Francesco. Per la prima volta furono edite dall'editore Giovanni Bouchard nel 1751 (34 lastre), successivamente dallo stesso Piranesi editore a Palazzo Tomati in Roma (scritta che appare su molte tavole), fino alla stesura definitiva composta da 137 lastre. Successivamente alla morte dell'autore le lastre furono ereditate dal figlio Francesco, che ne curò la pubblicazione prima nella capitale, e successivamente a Parigi. Le lastre furono poi acquisite dalla Calcografia Camerale, oggi Calcografia Nazionale, dove sono tuttora conservate. Le opere che proponiamo fanno parte di un album nella stesura definitiva, stampato a Roma tra il 1770 ed il 1780. " - THE FIRST STATE OF THREE - Etching with engraving, 1774, signed on plate. From the contemporary Roman Edition. A very good impression, printed on contemporary laid paper with watermark ""double encircled fleur de lys with letters CB"", with margins, very good condition. Taken from Vedute di Roma; the whole work consists of 135 plates which have been individually produced by Piranesi along 30 years, from 1745 circa until his death. Two more works have been subsequently added, two plates by his son Francesco. They have been printed for the first time in 1751 (34 plates) by the editor Giovanni Bouchard, afterwards by Piranesi himself, publisher in Palazzo Tomati in Rome (as it is written on m,any plates), until the final edition of 137 plates. After Piranesi's death, his son Francesco inherited the plates, editing them first in Rome and then in Paris. The Calcografia Camerale, nowadays Calcografia Nazionale, has then bought the plates which are now kept inside the building." Roma Rome Hind 113, I/III; Focillon 832; Wilton Ely 246. 640 450

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        Sketches of the history of man in two volumes. Volume I ( - II)

      Strahan and Cadell, 1774. 2 voll. in 8 grande, pp. XII + 519 + (1b); (4) + 507 + (1b). Danni rip. alla cerniera del II vol. Lievi aloni e spellature ai p. Carta uniformemente brunita. Piccolo traletto al marg. inf. di 150 cc. del I vol. e di 25 cc. del II vol. senza alcuna lesione del testo in entrambi i casi. Legatura in p. pl. coeva con 5 nervi al d., tit. e filetti oro al d. Prima ed. di quest'importante opera sociologica del massimo esponente dell'illuminismo scozzese. L'opera e' divisa in tre parti: nella prima l'A. tratta dei progressi dell'uomo come individuo, nella seconda esamina i progressi della societa', e nell'ultima i progressi della scienza. All'interno di questi tre ambiti, sono prese poi in considerazione varie materie dalla morale alla politica, alla storia economica. Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696 - 1782), filosofo scozzese, scrisse anche l'Historical Law Tracts, che, insieme a  Sketches on the History of Man, costituisce la summa del suo pensiero filosofico. ITA

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        Epreuves du sentiment

      Chez Le Jay|& Delalain, 1774. - Chez Le Jay & Delalain, A Paris 1774 - 1778, Grd. in - 8 (14,5x22cm), (2) 372pp. et (2) 179p. (2) 80p. 120p. 136p. et (4) 522pp. (2) viij et (4) 456pp. (1) et (2) 542pp. (1), 5 tomes en 5 volumes reliés. - edizione collettiva di questa raccolta di racconti il cui cinque volumi apparsi dal 1774 al 1778. 1774 i primi due volumi, nel 1775 per il terzo volume nel 1777 e il 1778 per il quarto al quinto volume. A causa della diffusione della pubblicazione, è raro incontrare un continuum con tutte le date buoni delle edizioni. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective de ce recueil de nouvelles dont les 5 volumes ont paru de 1774 à 1778. 1774 pour les deux premiers volumes, 1775 pour le troisième volume, 1777 pour le quatrième et 1778 pour le cinquième volume (les volumes à venir sont annoncés en fin des volumes parus). Du fait de l'étalement de la publication, il est rare de rencontrer un ensemble homogène avec toutes les bonnes dates d'éditions. Chacune des nouvelles est separée par un faux - titre avec une mention d'édition. Chaque nouvelle contient une figure, une vignette de titre à mi - page, et un cul - de - lampe d'Eisen ou Marillier, et gravés par Binet, de Ghuendt, de Longueil... Très belle et fine illustration, soit 48 figures et 24 culs - de - lampe. L'impression, l'illustration et la mise en page rappellent nettement les éditions soignées réalisées par Dorat. Tome I : Fanny, Lucie et Mélanie, Clary, Julie, Nancy. 5 frontispices, 5 vignettes et 5 culs - de - lampe par Eisen. Tome II : Anne Bell, Sélicourt, Sidney et Volsan, Adelson et Salvini, Sargines. 5 frontispices, 5 vignettes et 5 culs - de - lampe, par Eisen. Tome III : Zénothémis, Bazile, Lorezzo, Liebman, Rosalie. viij pages de partitions de romances siciliennes. 5 frontispices, 5 vignettes et 5 culs - de - lampe par Eisen. Tome IV : Ermance, D'Almanzi, Pauline et Suzette, Makin, Germeuil. 5 frontispices, 5 vignettes et 5 culs - de - lampe par Marillier. Tomes V : Daminville, Henriette et Charlot, Valmiers, Amelie. 4 frontispices, 4 vignettes et 4 culs - de - lampe par Marillier et Le Barbier. Reliures en plein veau d'époque brun à écailles. Dos à nerfs ornés, roulettes en queue et tête. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches dorées. Un petit trou en tête du tome I, minuscule manque en tête du tome IV. Frottement au premier nerf du tome I. Mors supérieurs des tomes IV et V étroitement fendus en tête. 3 coins émoussés. Un manque d'1 cm sur le plat inférieur du tome V. Frottements d'usage. Rousseurs éparses, irrégulières, certains feuillets jaunis et quels traces jaunes de mouillures. Une trace de mouillure dans la marge gauche du premier frontispice du tome IV. Frontispice du tome II doublée et abîmé dans sa marge gauche. Absence du faux - titre dans le tome II. Dos du quatrième tome ayant perdu des dorures par frottements. dans l'ensemble, belle série dans une reliure de qualité. la plupart des récits de baculard d'Arnaud montre un goût immodéré pour l'anecdote vraie (historique ou pittoresque et provenant de diverses contrées : Italie, Allemagne, Espagne) et l'auteur est parfaitement représentatif de cette littérature qui donnera le roman gothique et sombre. Un sentimentalisme exacerbé, étincelant, anime les oeuvres de l'auteur, avec une certaine complaisance dans la peinture du mal et un plaisir assez morbide aux affects. N'était le cadre qui définit souvent le roman gothique, et qui est absent des oeuvres de D'arnaud (sauf pour Le comte de Comminges), l'auteur est très proche de cette mouvance de la littérature à la fin du XVIIIe siècle.  

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        La generation ou exposition des phenomenes relatifs a cette fonction naturelle de leur mechanisme, de leurs causes respectives et des effets immediats qui en resultent

      Chez Des Ventes de la Doué, 1774. - Chez Des Ventes de la Doué, à Paris 1774, in - 8 (12,5x20,5cm), vj (2) 641pp. et (4) 548pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Edizione francese prima traduzione in volgare dopo l'originale latino, che era apparso nella Elementa PHYSIOLOGICA in 8 volumi, pubblicata 1757 - 1766. Legatura in pieno periodo di granito marrone vitello. Torna con i nervi di carne al cardo in scatole. Parte del titolo e del numero del volume in marocchino rosso decorato. Ruote Tail. Tripla mentoring netto sui piatti con ferri angolari. Fregio geometrico interno. Fette Cailloutées. 3 angoli urtato. Tracce di sfregamento delle mascelle e confini. Manca una copertina al volume I. Bel ben collegato esemplare. Importante studio dedicato al fenomeno di generazione, fecondazione e l'embriologia, con una descrizione degli organi sessuali e la loro funzione. Nella redazione di un verbale di sapere contemporaneo, Haller smentito certe teorie stabilite in precedenza, tra cui quella di Malpighi, e stabilire nuovi, chiarendo come nascono nuovi individui. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française et première traduction en langue vulgaire après l'originale latine, laquelle avait paru dans les Elementa physiologica en 8 tomes, publiés de 1757 à 1766. Exemplaire aux armes non identifiées, mouchetures d'Hermines angulaires sur les plats. Les Rohan ou les Rohan Chabot n'apposent sur leurs livres que les emblèmes, les meubles de leurs armoiries, mais nous n'avons pu identifier de famille derrière l'utilisation des mouchetures d'hermines, ces mouchetures étant présentes dans de trop nombreuses armes. Reliures en plein veau brun granité d'époque. Dos à nerfs de fers au chardon dans des caissons. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge ornées. Roulettes en queue. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats avec mouchetures d'hermines angulaires. Frise géométrique intérieure. Tranches cailloutées. 3 coins émoussés. traces de frottements aux mors et bordures. Manque une page de garde au tome I. Bel exemplaire très bien relié.  Importante étude consacrée au phénomène de la génération, de la fécondation et de l'embryologie, avec une description des organes sexuels et de leurs fonctions, notamments de longs chapitres consacrés à l'érection, l'éjaculation et le rôle des testicules, idem pour la femme et les seins, le vagin, les règles... (on remarquera que si le plaisir masculin est plusieurs fois évoqué, celui féminin est totalement absent ds commentaires).  En dressant un état des connaissances contemporaines, Haller réfute certaines thèses jusqu'alors établies, notamment celle de Malpighi, et en fondent de nouvelles, éclaircissant la façon dont de nouveaux individus viennent au monde. 

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        Suite du Regne Animal: Poissons, Insectes, Polypiers.

      S.t, 1774. Gruppo di 43 inc. di cui 2 ripiegate. Le inc. sono corredate da 9 pp. di spiegazioni. Misurano cm. 42 x 29 e 42 x 53. Le incisionI n. LXXXV e n. LXXXVII presentano uno strappo che interessa la parte incisa.

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        Storia naturale della regina delle api coll'arte di formare gli sciami del signor A. G. Schirach [...] a cui si aggiunge la corrispondenza epistolare dell'autore con alcuni dotti naturalisti, e tre Memorie dell'illustre sig. Bonnet di Ginevra sulle nuove scoperte dello stesso Schirach. Il tutto raccolto, e tradotto dalla lingua tedesca nella francese, dal sig. I. I. Blassiere [...] e ora dalla francese reso in lingua italiana, coll'aggiunta di due opuscoli sullo stesso argomento, l'uno della signora Vicat, l'altro del sig. Gelieu, anch'essi tradotti dalla lingua francese [...].

      1774. In Brescia, per Giammaria Rizzardi, 1774, in - 8, cartonatura rustica originale, titolo manoscritto al dorso, pp. XLVII, [1], 312. Con tre tavv. incise in rame ripiegate f.t. in fine. A p. 270: Sulla nuova maniera di moltiplicare le api della signora Vicat; segue a p. 284: Per formare gli sciami artificiali del sig. di Gelieu. I fascicoli G8 H8 S8 con carte legate in sequenza errata, leggerissimo alone a poche carte, ma ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione italiana d'uno dei più importanti testi di apicoltura del XVIII secolo. Niccoli, p. 110.

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        Das Leben und die Meynungen des Herrn Tristram Shandy. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Zweyte Auflage nach einer neuen Uebersetzung auf Anrathen des Herrn Hofrath Wieland herausgegeben. 9 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      Berlin, Lange, 1774. - 8°. Gestochenes Frontispiz, 4 Bll., 108 SS., 1 Bl., 1 Tafel; 109-216 SS.; Front., 217-416 SS., 4 Bll.; 200 SS., 4 Bll.; 200 SS., 4 Bll.; 102 SS., 4 Bll., Teil 9 mit gestochener Titelvignette Pappe d. Zt. "Katalog Weltliteratur S. 200 ff.; vgl. Goed. IV, 586, 12. Seltene zweite Ausgabe bei Gottlieb August Lange, der bereits ab 1764 eine erste deutsche Übersetzung von Johann Friedrich Zuckert verlegt hatte. Der Berliner Arzt Zuckert musste jedoch selbst zugeben, dass er die Herausforderung unterschätzt habe und sich der Aufgabe, eine adäquate, literarisch anspruchsvolle deutsche Fassung zu liefern nicht wirklich gewachsen sah. In einer "Nachricht" berichtet Lange hier, dass Wieland darauf eine eigene Übertragung in Angriff genommen habe, dann aber von der Arbeit Bodes so beeindruckt gewesen sei, dass er sie zur Veröffentlichung empfohlen habe. Die Übersetzung Bodes erschien im selben Jahr 1774 in Hamburg und ist hier mit anderen Vorstücken nachgedruckt. " "- Gering gebräunt, dritter und vierter Teil etwas wasserrandig, sonst wenig fleckig, etwas berieben, insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        PLUTARCH's LIVES. In six volumes. Translated from the Greek. With Explanatory and Critical Notes, from Dacier and others; And A COMPLETE INDEX. To which is prefixed, The Life of PLUTARCH, by Mr. Dryden. ( Complete set in 6 volumes.). First edition!! WIKIPEDIA: Plutarch was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is classified as a Middle Platonist. Plutarch's surviving works were written in Greek, but intended for both Greek and Roman readers

      GB - Edinburgh, Alexander Donaldson (Sold at his Shop,No 48, East corner of St. Paul's Church-yard, London; and at Edinburgh), 1774 [M. DCC. LXXIV.]. - Xiii, 423 S., 463 S., 464 S., 397 S., 459 S., 244 S., nn [GENERAL INDEX; 92 Bll. (=184 S.)]; 18 x 11cm Sprache : en OLdrBde. / Rt. auf 5 falschen Bünden /mit priv. mont. Rs., Einbände gering angeschmutzt & leicht beschabt; der 2. Band hat am hinteren Einbanddeckel 3 kl. Wurmlöcher. Die Ecken sind etwas bestossen. Titelbll. jeweils mit einem kl. Schulstempel. Innenteile Papier etwas nachgebräunt; Ganz vereinzelt (wenige Seiten) mit geringen Stockflecken. Ansonsten saubere, gute Exemplare. [Int.: Te /Reg. n. K.] Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2300 Erstausgaben /1st edition - [Bände I-VI] 6 Bände / Vols. 1-6.

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        Geschichte der See-Reisen und Entdeckungen im Süd-Meer welche auf Befehl Sr. Großbrittannischen Majestät unternommen, und von Commodore Byron, Capitain Carteret, Capitain Wallis und Capitain Cook im Dolphin, der Swallow, und dem Endeavour nach einander ausgeführet worden sind; aus den Tagebüchern der verschiedenen Befehlshaber und den Handschriften Joseph Banks Esq. in drey Bänden verfaßt von Dr. Johann Hawkesworth. Mit des Herrn Verfassers Genehmhaltung aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Johann Friedrich Schiller. 3 Bände.

      Berlin, Haude und Spener, 1774. - 4to. 5 Bll., 54 S., 1 Bl., 459 S.; 6 Bll., 408 S.; 1 Bl., 413 S. Mit 52 meist gefalteten Kupfterstich-Tafeln und -Karten. Lederbände (Band 1-2) und Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, floraler Rückenvergoldung und Buntpapiervorsätzen. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. – Sabin 30942 – Borba de Moraes 395. – Auf Anregung von Lord Sandwich von dem Journalisten Hawkesworth bearbeitete Edition der Entdeckungsberichte von Byron, Wallis und Carteret (Band 1), Band 2 und 3 behandeln ausschließlich Cooks erste Reise auf der Endeavour. Die Berichte beruhen auf den Schiffstagebüchern und den Aufzeichnungen von J. Banks. – Einbände leicht berieben und beschabt. Die Deckel der Bände 1-2 neu mit grauem Papier beklebt. Band 3: Rücken und Kapitale geklebt. Erstes weißes Blatt abgetrennt. Titel verso mit überklebtem Besitzvermerk. - Innen gelegentlich gering gebräunt bzw. fleckig. - Insgesamt gutes und breitrandiges Exemplar. First German edition. – 3 vols. With 53 mostly fold. engr. plates and maps. Contemp. full calf (vol. 1 and 2) and half calf, gilt (covers of vols 1 and 2 with inlaid grey paper). – Title verso with pasted-over owner’s inscription. Occasional minor browning or foxing else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Princely and Pleasant history of the gentle craft of shoemakers

      Edinburgh: Printed for W. Martin, 1774. [2], 130pp. [Bound with:] [TALES]. The winter-evening tales or diverting amusements Being a choice collection of Entertaining Stories. Glasgow. Printed by Robert and Thomas Duncan, 1783. First edition. 106pp. [And:] [CROUCH, Nathaniel]. Memorable accidents and Unheard of Transactions, containing An Account of several Strange Events: As the Deposing of Tyrants, Lamentable Shipwrecks, Dismal Misfortunes, Stratagems of War.... Glasgow. Printed by Robert Duncan, 1784. First Glasgow edition. 105pp, [3]. With terminal list of 'Books sold by Robert Duncan'. Occasional shaving to catchwords and running titles. [And:] [SCOTS ROGUE]. The scots rogue: or, the life and actions of donald macdonald, a highland scot: Relating his being found in the High-way, and carried home by Curtogh Macdonald to his Wife... Paisley. Printed by J. Weir, 1791. Second Paisley edition. 119pp, [1]. Staining to gutter of title. With manuscript corrections/additions to leaves E6/7. [And:] [HOWARD, Thomas]. Roman stories: or the history of the seven wise masters of rome: containing seven days entertainment, in many Pleasant and Witty tales and stories...London. Printed and Sold by J. Hollis, [1790?]. The forty-second edition. [iii]-96pp. Without A1, but with woodcut frontispiece and eight woodcuts to text. Bifolium of manuscript notes on the early bibliographical history of this text bound in at end. 12mo. Handsomely bound in late Victorian tan calf, spine richly gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Occasional shaving, without loss of sense. Slight marking, else a fine copy. A handsomely bound clutch of chapbooks titled 'POPULAR HISTORIES' to the spine. Four are rare Scottish editions of popular earlier English texts, including Thomas Deloney's tale of shoemakers, Gentle craft (London, 1635); the anonymous Nathaniel Crouch's Memorable accidents (London, 1693); The Scots Rogue; and the anonymous Scotch Rogue (London, 1722). The final text in this volume is an unrecorded edition of the much reprinted collection of oriental tales, edited by Thomas Howard, which first appeared in the sixteenth-century; presumably the companion volume to the same publisher's 1792 edition of Seven wise mistresses (ESTC N55694). ESTC: T178602 (4 copies), T226037 (BL and NLS only), T172023 (NLS only), N22977 (McMaster only). The final work not in ESTC.. First Edinburgh edition.

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        Abhandlung von der Beschaffenheit und dem Gebrauch der Cavallerie in den ältesten Zeiten. Nach den Erzählungen des Homers.

      Berlin Decker 1774 - 8°. 144 Ss. Mit gest. Titelvignette von J. C. Krüger und 1 mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertafel. Lederbd. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Goldschnitt (stellenw. geringe Schabspuren). Jähns III, S. 1843. ? Holzmann/Bohatta I, 316. ? Erste Ausgabe. ? Eine der ersten Veröffentlichungen des späteren Forstmannes Hennert (1739-1800), der als Lieutnant in der preuß. Artillerie diente, später als Schloßinspektor in Rheinsberg bei dem Prinzen Heinrich (1726-1802). Er lehrte dann eine Zeitlang an der Forstakademie zu Berlin Forstmathematik und gilt als der Begründer einer modernen Forstwirtschaft in Preußen. Bekannt sind seine wissenschaftl. Schriften hierzu (cf. ADB 11, 771f.) ? Die Tafel mit Darstellung eines antiken Kampfwagens mit zwei Kriegsmännern mit Bewaffnung. Ferner schematische Darstellungen von Aufmarschformationen. ? Aus der Bibliothek der Freiherren von Vinke. Innendeckel mit kleiner, modernen Bibliotheksmarke mit Ansicht des Schlosses Ostenwalde bei Melle/Ns. 400 g gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PLUTARCH\'s LIVES. In six volumes. Translated from the Greek. With Explanatory and Critical Notes, from Dacier and others; And A COMPLETE INDEX. To which is prefixed, The Life of PLUTARCH, by Mr. Dryden. ( Complete set in 6 volumes.). First edition!! WIKIPEDIA: Plutarch was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is classified as a Middle Platonist. Plutarch\'s surviving works were written in Greek, but intended for both Greek and Roman readers

      GB - Edinburgh, Alexander Donaldson (Sold at his Shop,No 48, East corner of St. Paul\'s Church-yard, London; and at Edinburgh), 1774 [M. DCC. LXXIV.]. Erstausgaben /1st edition - [Bände I-VI] 6 Bände / Vols. 1-6 Xiii, 423 S., 463 S., 464 S., 397 S., 459 S., 244 S., nn [GENERAL INDEX; 92 Bll. (=184 S.)]; 18 x 11cm 8° Sprache : en OLdrBde. / Rt. auf 5 falschen Bünden /mit priv. mont. Rs., Einbände gering angeschmutzt & leicht beschabt; der 2. Band hat am hinteren Einbanddeckel 3 kl. Wurmlöcher. Die Ecken sind etwas bestossen. Titelbll. jeweils mit einem kl. Schulstempel. Innenteile Papier etwas nachgebräunt; Ganz vereinzelt (wenige Seiten) mit geringen Stockflecken. Ansonsten saubere, gute Exemplare. [Int.: Te /Reg. n. K.] Versand D: 3,95 EUR

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        Extracts of American Continental Congress, held at Philadelphia on the 5th of September, 1774 containing A List of Grievances and the Bill of Rights; presaging the Declaration of Independence with the Words "… Life, liberty and property"

      Philadelphia, September 5, 1774. 4.5" x 7.25". "Soft wrappers, 4.5"" x 7.25"", foxed with small dime size spot to the front. 56 pages, sewn as issued. Internal pages in great condition. Rear of book contains numerous bent corner tips. 2 pages with small pen marks, and rear fly leaf with delicate scripted owner name and date ( 1793)An important statement of American resistance from the First Continental Congress, as the Americans boldly assert their rights, but try to do so as loyal British subjects. Their statement of rights presages the language of the Declaration of Independence. “The inhabitants of the English colonies in North America, by the immutable laws of nature, the principles of the English constitution, and the several charters or compacts, have the following RIGHTS: That they are entitled to life, liberty and property; and they have never ceded to any sovereign power whatever, a right to dispose of either without their consent…”"

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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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The Modern Parish Officer; Or the Parish Officer's Complete Duty...

      1774. A Scarce Eighteenth-Century Handbook for Parish Officers Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn. The Modern Parish Officer; Or the Parish Officer's Complete Duty. Brought Down to the Present Period. Containing all the Statute-Laws Now in Force, Together With the Adjudged Cases Relating to Every Kind of Parish Business, Placed in Alphabetical Order. A Work Essentially Necessary for Constables, Church-Wardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Justices of the Peace, Attornies, Headboroughs, Tithingmen, Sidesmen, Vestrymen, Scavengers, &c. Who Would Wish to Execute Their Respective Offices with Safety and Satisfaction. It is Also a Necessary Companion for Every Inhabitant of a Parish, Who May Not be a Parish Officer; As it Will Enable Him to Judge Whether the Parish Duties are Properly Executed by Others, And to Defend Himself Against the Ignorance of Those Who are Unacquainted with Their Duty, As Well as the Arbitrary Measures of Those, Who too Frequently Want to Exercise an Authority Which They are Not Warranted to do by Law. London: Printed by W. Strahan, and M. Woodfall, 1774. 4, 370 pp. Folding table. 12mo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, spine ends worn, boards beginning to seprate but secure, corners bumped and somewhat worn, rear free endpaper neatly removed. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining in a few places, internally clean. * Second and final edition, published the same year as the first edition. According to the preface, the second edition contains "new highway and turnpike acts [and] several very considerable improvements, particularly a new act concerning the settlement of those poor who are born in lying-in hospitals, and several new adjudged cases, essentially necessary for the direction of parish officers" (4). This is a scarce title. Counting both editions, OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, 5 in law libraries (Duke, Harvard, University of Memphis, UC-Davis, University of Georgia). English Short-Title Catalogue T128981.

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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. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possession. In two volumes

      London printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall M.DCC.LXXIV [1774] Two quarto volumes complete, in English, Latin and French. [4],vii,[1],568; [4],606,[2, errata]pp, with half-titles, engraved frontispiece portrait (in vol. I) by J. Vitalba after William Hoare. Contemporary calf, boards framed with French fillets, spines, in five compartments, rebacked, original red morocco lettering and numbering pieces gilt laid down, later marbled end papers, all edges gilt. An excellent, wide-margined set, bindings tight and secure, some gatherings moderately foxed but generally clean and bright. Gulick 2B. Rothschild 596. Lowndes 434. Gibson's Library, p. 94. Near Fine

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        A tour in Scotland; MDCCLXIX

      Warrington Printed by W. Eyres MDCCLXXIV [1774] Third Edition. 4to; xiii, [1], 388, [2]pp. Extra-Illustrated with an engraved title page and 39 full-page copper-plate engravings (many folding), only 21 of which are enumerated in the list of plates. Bound in full leather with five raised bands to the spine, which has been skillfully rebacked. End papers renewed, offsetting in places, and the odd spot or grubby mark, else contents are clean and bright throughout. A Very Good or better copy. The titlepage is engraved. With a final leaf of advertisements for Benjamin White in London. ESTC Citation No. T113910 Very Good

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        Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und andern umliegenden Ländern.

      1774 1774 - 2 vols. Kopenhagen: Möller 1774-78. With 2 engraved titlevignettes, 2 engraved vignettes, 124 copperplates, partly folded or double, and one large 1 folded map. XVI + [6] + 505; [16] + 479 s. Well-preserved copy with wide margins and on strong paper with red edges bound in contemporary full leather richly gilt on spines. Bindings marked of use. * First edition. This pioneer work by the Danish orientalist Niebuhr [1733-1815] is still one of the most important sources to our knowledge of Arabia, showing views, folk-types, & scenes from life in Arabia and the adjacent countries besides antiquities, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Syrian cuneiform inscriptions, idols, etc. Of the 5 scientists sent out by the Danish government at the suggestion of J.H.E. Bernstorff, Niebuhr himself was the sole survivor who returned to Denmark; the 4 others perished on the voyage. The title-vignettes have been engraved by J.F. Clemens from drawings by Wiedewelt. Most of the engravings were drawn by Baurenfeind, who perished on the expedition, and others by Niebuhr himself. They were engraved by Clemens, the Haas brothers, C. Defehrt, C. Martin, etc.Birkelund 141. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides; MDCCLXXII.

      Chester 1774. Samt. helskinnbd. med rik ryggdekor og permbordyrer i gull. Tittelfelter i rødt og grønt. Kantforgylling. VIII + 379 + (1) s. 40 (av 44) kobberstukne plansjer. Mangler nr. 12, 31, 36, 40.. Cont. full calf. Spine richly gilt. Red and green labels. 40 (of 44) engraved plates. Lacking plate no 12, 31, 36, 40

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        Les Loisirs du chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont. Ancien ministre plenipotentiaire de France, sur divers sujets importans d'Administration, &c. pendant son séjour en Angleterre.

      Amsterdam, 1774 - First edition of the chevalier's massive treatise on public administration largely composed in 1769 at the seat of his friend the fifth Earl Ferrers at Staunton Harald. As Louis XV's controversial and secret foreign correspondent in England, D'Eon was a consistently colourful figure; his celebrity as a high-living transvestite sometimes obscuring his military, political and literary achievements. Throughout the 1770s doubts were expressed about D'Éon's sex, and wagers were made, although he himself professed to be indignant at the suggestion that he was not a man. Les Loisirs includes large dissertations on ecclesiastical history, Russian commerce (a subject on which he was expert), British affairs (including lengthy considerations of Scotland and America) and (of course) French politics. 13 vols, 8vo (205 × 107 mm). Complete with half-titles. Contemporary half calf. Rubbed and slightly dry, with occasional chipping to spine ends, some joints cracked but secure. Later armorial bookplates of the Earls of Bradford (Weston Library). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La teoria del fuoco. Poema in verso sciolto diviso in tre parti con le Annotazioni e Rami Allusivi dâ??un filosofo amico dellâ??Autore

      nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Allegrini alla Croce rossa 1774 ( al colophon) 8vo (cm. 18,8), 2 cc.nn. (frontis. e ritratto incisi in rame), 239 pp. con 4 tavv. (di cui 1 n.t.) incise su rame. Semplice legatura ottocentesca con titolo ms. al ds. Ottimi interni in barbe. Opera di notevole interesse in campo scientifico e, soprattutto, in quello dellâ??alchimia. Verginelli (p. 83) descrive dettagliatamente questâ??opera, affermando che la medesima risulta ignorata dai comuni repertori.

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        [HISTORIES]

      Birminghamiae: Typis Johannis Baskerville, 1774. n. This is the ducodecimo version of the Baskerville Classics edition of these Roman histories, offered here in an especially attractive binding. The only extant historical works of Sallust (86-34 B.C.), both included here, are his history of the conspiracy of Catiline against the senate in the year Cicero was consul, and his history of the Roman war against the Numidian (Algerian) chieftain Jugurtha, brought to its conclusion by the great soldier and populist politician Marius. As a stylist Sallust has enjoyed great fame for his artistic and epigrammatic speeches with their vividly delineated characters. Florus, who lived at the beginning of the second century A.D., wrote a summary history of Rome from earliest times to the reign of Augustus. It still merits consultation, since it rests on a tradition independent of Livy, and was a popular school text in the Middle Ages.. 180 x 114 mm. (7 1/8 x 4 1/2"). 1 p.l., 275 [i.e., 274] pp. Handsome contemporary hunter green morocco, covers with border of decorative gilt rolls, flat spines gilt in compartments with medallion centerpiece inside a dotted-rule lozenge, volute cornerpieces, gilt titling, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt (small spot of green paint to front joint). Gaskell 55. Head of front joint a little rubbed, spine slightly darkened, title page lightly browned, other trivial imperfections, otherwise an excellent copy in a lustrous binding, with clean, fresh text that shows no signs of having been read. This is the ducodecimo version of the Baskerville Classics edition of these Roman histories, offered here in an especially attractive binding. The only extant historical works of Sallust (86-34 B.C.), both included here, are his history of the conspiracy of Catiline against the senate in the year Cicero was consul, and his history of the Roman war against the Numidian (Algerian) chieftain Jugurtha, brought to its conclusion by the great soldier and populist politician Marius. As a stylist Sallust has enjoyed great fame for his artistic and epigrammatic speeches with their vividly delineated characters. Florus, who lived at the beginning of the second century A.D., wrote a summary history of Rome from earliest times to the reign of Augustus. It still merits consultation, since it rests on a tradition independent of Livy, and was a popular school text in the Middle Ages.

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        Considerations on the measures carrying on with respect to the British colonies in North-America.

      London printed; Hartford reprinted: Eben. Watson 8vo (21.6 cm, 8.5"). 63, [1] pp.. 1774 One of five American editions appearing in 1774, following the London first of the same year, of this important polemic. The second Baron Rokeby was a politician and champion of civil liberties who published several pamphlets opposing Lord North's American policy; Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American Biography notes that "the measures for the coercion of the American colonies were especially repugnant to his sense of justice" (V, 287). As supportive as he was of the American cause, Robinson-Morris was also critical of Dr. Franklin, whose inflammatory writings are here compared to Fawkes's gunpowder. Period-style quarter calf with marbled paper–covered sides, leather edges tooled in blind, spine with gilt-stamped title and elegant small decorations at head and foot. Pages age-toned; three leaves with minor staining. Title-page with repaired chip to outer margin, traces of early inked inscriptions in center of page, and partially shaved inscription in upper margin. Last text page with inked inscription in lower margin, partially shaved at beginning of inscription.

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        LE SOPHA, CONTE MORAL. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée d'un introduction critique. Par M. J. D. C. - LE CANAPÉ COULEUR DE FEU, HISTOIRE GALANTE. Par l'auteur d'Angola et du Sopha.

      1774 - Le Sopha de Crébillon fils relié avec le Canapé couleur de feu de Fougeret de Montbron (1774-1785). Bel exemplaire en reliure plein veau raciné d'époque Empire. CRÉBILLON Fils (Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, dit) LE SOPHA, CONTE MORAL. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée d'un introduction critique. Par M. J. D. C. A Pékin, Chez les Libraires Associés, 1000, 700, 60, 14 [1774] 363-(5) pages. Frontispice à l'eau-forte non signé. FOUGERET DE MONTBRON LE CANAPÉ COULEUR DE FEU, HISTOIRE GALANTE. Par l'auteur d'Angola et du Sopha. A Paris, Rue Saint-Honoré, ou à l'Hôtel Soissons, 1785 (2)-68 pages. 2 ouvrages reliés ensemble en 1 volume in-12 (17,5 x 10,5 cm). Reliure du début du XIXe siècle plein veau brun raciné, dos lisse richement orné avec pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, roulette dorée en encadrement des plats, tranches citron mouchetées de rouge. Belle reliure de l'époque Empire (vers 1810) très bien conservée. Intérieur frais. Des rousseurs marginales pour le premier ouvrage, sans gravité. Quelques petits manque de papier dans les marges. Le deuxième ouvrage est imprimé sur un papier très épais. Intéressante réunion sous une même reliure décorative de deux ouvrages légers traitant d'un sujet similaire : Un sopha ou un canapé. Ces deux ouvrages à caractère libertin vont donc parfaitement ensemble et se trouvent fort bien reliés. Le premier ouvrage est orné d'un charmant frontispice allégorique. BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Monarque accompli, ou Prodiges de Bonté, de Savoir et de Sagesse, qui font l'éloge de Sa Majesté Impériale Joseph II, et qui rendent cet Auguste Monarque si précieux à l'Humanité, discutés au Tribunal de la raison & de l'équité.

      chez Jean-Pierre Heubach, A Lausanne 1774 - 3 vol. pet. in-8 de (4)-398 pp. ; 247 pp. ; 302 pp., demi-basane violine, dos lisse orné (relié vers 1820). Edition originale. L'éloge de Joseph II n'est pour Lanjuinais qu'un cadre dans lequel il expose ses opinions sur différentes matières de philosophie et d'économie politique. « Le Monarque accompli fut condamné par le Parlement à cause de la violence de certaines tirades. Ses doctrines sociales sont en grande partie empruntées à Linguet, dont il reproduit de longs passages sans le citer. Il y a de fréquentes déclamations contre l'extrême inégalité (.) La société est nécessaire. Toutefois l'homme en société est un esclave qui travaille sans cesse à user ses chaines. Il s'emporte sur le luxe qui divise la nation en deux classes ennemies : un petit nombre de propriétaires fait la loi à une infinité de journaliers, dont le salaire se trouve réduit à un strict minimum. Repartager les terres est impossible. L'Etat est donc forcément entrainé à sa ruine » (Lichtenberger, Le Socialisme au XVIIIe siècle). INED, 2587. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A key to civil architecture; or the universal British Builder, Etc, Etc

      London: Printed for the Author By I. Moore, 1774. Book measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Pagination, complete, 296pp, plus 16pp, contents and subscribers list. Rebound in full modern antiquarian style calf, raised bands, gilt lines, red leather title label, retaining the period endpapers. Although the binding is modern, it does not look that recent, [ probably 30/40 years old ]. Binding in very good clean firm condition.Internally, early previous owners name, [ Henry Holt ] [ dated 1837 ], on front fixed endpaper, also on one other page, title page has a closed tear that has been repaired. Some occasional spotting, or dirt marking. Pages in very good clean condition. A very nice copy, of a rare book. . First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Le Droit des Gens, ou Principes de la Loi Naturelle. Appliques a la Conduite & aux Affaires des Nations & des Souverains. In three volumes

      Neuchatel: De l'Imprimerie de la Societe Typographique 1774. In 3 volumes. New and augmented edition. cxii, 328; 366; 480 pp. Contemporary full mottled leather. Five raised bands to spines with gilt decorated panels and leather title & volume labels. Sprinkled edges. Marbled endpapers. Early bookplate to front pastedowns and early ownership name of Jose de Sequeira y Palma to blanks. Both Benjamin Franklin and George Washington owned copies of M. de Vattel's well-known work on the Laws of Nations. Text in French language. All bindings firm. A Very Good set. . Very Good. Full Leather. New Edition. 1774. 12mo..

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        Avis au peuple sur son premier besoin; nouvelle édition revue & corrigée par l’Auteur

      Amsterdam et Paris, chez Fr. Amer. Didot aîné 1774 - One volume in small 8vo ; pp. 324 ; contemporary speckled calf, re-backed using the original spine strip, spine richly gilt with red gilt lettering-piece, red edges, marbled endpapers, endpapers a bit browned, top margin with clear signs of humidity, else clean and crisp, a good copy. A new edition, first published 1768. Nicolas Baudeau (1739-1792) was the founder of the periodical Éphémérides du citoyen. Dupont de Nemours converted him to Physiocracy in 1766 and in the following years he became an important promoter of the physiocratic doctrine. According to Weulersse “l’avis au people est un livre pratique, semi-technique, puisqu’il s’agit de mouture et de boulangerie, une oeuvre écrite en vue de remédier d’urgence à la cherté, enfin d’aider aux vues saines et généreuses de l’Administration, qui en de telles circonstances porte seule le poids de la misère du peuple et de l’ignorance des subministrations ». Barbier I, c. 358 ; Menger c. 548 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gothaischer Hof Kalender zum Nutzen und Vergnügen eingerichtet auf das Jahr 1775.

      Joh. Christ. Dieterich (1774), Gotha - 12mo (10,5 x 6 cm). Mit gest. Frontispiz u. Titel, 5 Bl. Faksimile "XII Scenen aus Lessing's Emilia Galotti" (erläuternder Text zu den Taf.), 12 gest. Taf. zu Emilia Galotti von J. H. Meil u. doppels. gef. Stammtaf. 24 Bl. Kalender, 80 S., 8 Bl., 130 S., 1 Bl. Leder der Zeit m. 2 RSchildern. Deckelfileten sowie Innenkanten- u. Stehkantenvergoldung. Marmorierte Vorsatzpapiere, Goldschnitt. Musenalm 2025. - Rücken m. Fehlstelle oben u. am unteren Rückenschild. Früher Jahrgang des seit 1864 erschienenen "Gotha", noch im ursprünglichen Verlage erschienen. In einem sehr schönen Einband. Vollständig u. bis auf den kl. Schaden am Kapital wohlerhalten. Mit Illustrationen zu Lessings im März 1772 erschienener Emilia Galotti von Johann Heinrich Meil d. Ält. (1730-1820) (Thieme-Becker XXIV, 341. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reglamento y ordenanza de S.M. para el exercicio, evoluciones, y maniobras de la cavalleria, y dragones montados de sus exercitos, y otros puntos relativos al servicio de estos cuerpos.

      Madrid: En la Imprenta de Pedro Marin Small 8vo (15 cm; 6"). [4 (including initial blank)] ff., 182 pp.. [1774] There were two 1774 editions of this manual for the Spanish cavalry and dragoons: one was a quarto with folding plates, the other this pocket, unillustrated octavo — clearly, the more personal, portable production and the one more vulnerable to destruction. It begins with general trumpet and drum calls for field, camp, and battle and proceeds to those specific for certain maneuvers, for the dragoons, etc. It then moves on to formations, and ends with instructions for movements on foot and for the use of carbines. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and CCPBE locate => only two copies of this octavo edition worldwide, in the national libraries of Spain and Chile. Contemporary mottled sheep with gilt spine extra and marbled endpapers; spine chipped, binding lightly abraded. Front hinge (inside) open; text block firmly attached to binding. Some very light waterstaining and one short marginal note; a nice, clean copy.

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        Geschichte der herzogl. Würtenbergischen Eberhard Carls Universität zu Tübingen im Grundrisse.

      Tübingen Cotta 1774 - 2 Bll., 342 S.(recte 332), 6 Bll., 42 S. Mit 1 gest. Titelvign. u. 2 gef. Kupfertafn. Ldr. d. Zt. mit rotem Rsch, Heyd I/2513. Erstausgabe. Frühe Tübinger Universitätsgeschichte des Philosophen und Lehrers an der Carlsschule. Die Titelvign. zeigt eine Ansicht der Stadt. - Kapitale etwas abgestoßen. Letzte Tafel mit Randbräunung. Insges. schönes Exemplar. Gewicht (Gramm): 630 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Müller & Gräff e.K.]
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        Razon punctual de los sucessos mas memorables, y de los extragos, y daños que ha padecido la ciudad de Guatemala, y su vecindario

      1774 - The earthquakes of Guatemala, a historical review, and one of the earliest books printed at the provisional capital of Mixco. 1774. Guatemal [Mixco]. Oficina de Don Antonio Sanchez Cubillas. In folio (290 mm x 195 mm). 1 ff. + 12 pp. 1 [blank]. Unbound. Light marginal damp, else a very good copy. First edition. An historical account of the earthquakes in Guatemala from 1541 through the 1773 Santa Marta devastating earthquake, which killed hundreds and caused the capital city to be relocated. After the 1773 earthquake, the capital city of Guatemala (Antigua) was provisionally moved to Mixco; whilst there, a printing house was established, which saw the printing of this relation, which includes relevant historical information on the seismic activity of the region. This relation is closely associated with another also attributed to Gonzalez Bustillo Extracto o relacion de los autos de reconocimiento practicado en virtud de estos Reinos de Guatemala. “These rare tracts are among the earliest works printed at Mixco, a palace not mentioned by Archdeacon Cotton.” (Sabin, referring to this, and other imprints on the same subject). A rare imprint, of which only a handful of institutional copies in the U.S. are recorded, none have appeared at auction. Medina, Guatemala, 383. Palau, 105115, 248815. Sabin, 27811. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: HS Rare Books]
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        Saint Thomas's Mount. A Poem.: Written by a Gentleman in India.

      London 1774 - Engraved view of St Thomas's Mount (near Fort St. George) by J.Collyer A very good copy bound in recent half morocco. Light foxing to first few pages, but not to plate. First edition 4to, pp.40, engraved frontis.

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        Della istoria dâ??Italia di Francesco Guicciardini gentiluomo fiorentino libri XX. Tomo primo (secondo, terzo e quarto)

      appresso Michele Kluch (ma Gaetano Cambiagi) 1774 - 1776 4to (cm. 29,5), 4 Voll.; LVI - 493(1), 487(1), 474, 418 - LVIII pp. Con un ritratto f.t. in antiporta inciso da F. Allegrini su disegno di Giuseppe Piattoli. Legature coeve in mz. pergamena con titolo ms. al ds. Piatti in carta xilografata. Eccellente esemplare in barbe. Prima, rara tiratura di questa edizione pubblicata per cura del canonico Bonso Pio Bonsi e lodata dal Brunet (II, 1803 - 1804) e dal Gamba (566).

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        Histoire du vicomte de Turenne, maréchal - général des armées du Roi. Nouvelle Edition, augmentée des Mémoires des deux dernieres campagnes du Maréchal de Turenne en Alemagne, & de ce qui s'est passé depuis sa mort. Sous le commandement du Comte de Lorges

      A Paris, 1774. 4 vol. in 16° (170 x 105 mm), pp. n XII, 4 cc. geo. rip., 1 tav. rip.; 360, 8 cc. rip.; 463; 437, (3). Legatura cartonata con titolo, fregi e volume impressi in oro su tassello color arancio. Annotazioni d'epoca in lingua francese su alcune pagine del testo. Fregi ai frontespizi. Fregi e finalini decorativi a inizio e fine capitolo. Etichette d'inventario ai piatti superiori. Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne - Bouillon, visconte di Turenne, noto anche col soprannome di Grand Turenne (1611 ?" 1675), è stato un generale francese, Maresciallo di Francia sotto Luigi XIII e Luigi XIV. Partecipò durante la Guerra dei trent'anni alle battaglie di Friburgo (1644) e di Nördlingen (1645) insieme al Gran Condé. Dapprima vicino ai ribelli della Fronda nel 1648, si riconciliò con il Mazzarino e divenne il comandante delle armate reali.Nella Battaglia di Bléneau il 7 aprile 1652 sconfisse le truppe spagnole comandate dal Gran Condé, ottenendo così il perdono definitivo del re Luigi XIV. Nel 1658 sconfisse nuovamente gli spagnoli del Condé nella battaglia delle Dune presso Dunkerque. Nel 1660 fu nominato Maresciallo generale degli accampamenti e delle armate del re. Durante la Guerra d'Olanda fu battuto dalle truppe imperiali del Montecuccoli e fu obbligato a riattraversare il Reno nel 1673. Si prese tuttavia la rivincita nel giugno del 1674 con la Battaglia di Sinzheim, ove impedì il ricongiungimento delle due armate nemiche e devastò il Palatinato. Batté nuovamente le truppe imperiali in Alsazia nella Battaglia di Entzheim (ottobre del medesimo anno), ma di fronte alla sproporzione delle forze si ritirò su Saverne e Hagenau, consentendo ai tedeschi di acquartierarsi per l'inverno in Alsazia. Contrariamente agli usi militari del tempo non esitò ad attaccare in pieno inverno, il 27 dicembre era a Belfort ed il 29 entrò a Mulhouse. Le truppe imperiali si erano stabilite a Turckheim, in una valle dei Vosgi: la sua strategia consistette nel sorprendere il nemico attaccandolo dalla montagna. Egli salì sulla città di Thann, passò di fianco al castello di Engelburg (a quel tempo non ancora fatto distruggere da Luigi XIV) e stabilì il suo acquartieramento sul posto, ancor oggi noto come camp Turenne. Spinse poi le sue truppe lungo la cresta e giunse sopra il campo nemico il 5 gennaio 1675, scese a precipizio lungo la valle e prese il nemico di sorpresa: poche furono le vittime poiché quest'ultimo si diede alla fuga. Gli imperiali furono così costretti a battere in ritirata ed a ripassare sull'altra sponda del Reno. Luigi XIV gli riconfermò il comando nella campagna del 1675 nella quale si trovò nuovamente di fronte il suo vecchio avversario, il Montecuccoli. In due mesi dispiegarono entrambi le loro migliori manovre: alla Battaglia di Salzbach infine Turenne era sul punto di portare l'avversario sulle posizioni a lui più favorevoli quando venne colpito a morte da una cannonata. Il 1° e il 2° volume contengono le carte geografiche relative alle battaglie di Fribourg del 1644, di Mariendal del 1645 , Nordlinghen del 1645, Dunes del 1658, etc.

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        Fountain of Life signed by John Elias - 1820

      Hardcover. Good. Signed by John Elias (Welsh Revivalist) on endpaper. Elias (1774-1841) was noted for exceptionally powerful preaching, "as if talking down fire from heaven." There is a later ink copy of the signature, but the pencil one is the original. The book was donated to the library of Bala College, with related bookplate. Tape stain on inner margin of title. Covers appear to have been originally paper over boards (hardcover but covered in plastic (contact paper?).

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        Naauwkeurige Waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van Veele Insekten of gekorvene Diertjes.

      Amsterdam, Joh. Sluyter, 1774, - in-folio, pp. (4), 34, (2), leg. del tempo m. pelle, tit. e fregi oro al dorso (abili restauri alle cuffie). Vignetta inc. e colorata al titolo. Opera illustrata da 33 magnifiche tavole f.t. finem. incise in rame e colorate a mano all'epoca, raffiguranti larve, crisalidi e farfalle, ed altri insetti, nel loro habitat, con ricchi fiori, frutti e piante. Seconda edizione, postuma, ampliata rispetto alla prima del 1740, che conteneva solo 25 tavole. Importante opera in cui l'artista ed entomologo olandese Jacob L'Admiral (Amsterdam 1700-1770) ha illustrato e descritto, tra l'altro, l'ecologia e la biologia di due rari insetti europei (S. ocellatus e L. populi), elencando inoltre le loro piante ospiti. L'Admiral fu per tutta la vita noto naturalista amatoriale; dopo la sua morte, l'editore Sluyter acquisì le lastre originali ed incaricò Martin Houttuyn di preparare una nuova edizione aumentata dell'opera, di notevole valore scientifico e soprattutto di straordinaria bellezza iconografica. "L'Admiral's work originally appeared in 1740 with twenty-five plates (an exact reprint appeared in 1762); this 1774 edition, the first complete, was published with an additional eight plates which had been given to Houttuyn by the artist". Nissen, ZBI 2358. Anatomie de la Couleur No. 82. Horn-Schenkling 53. Hunt 514. Not in Pritzel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité de Méchanique

      Chez La Veuve Desaint, Paris 1774 - viii, 440pp, + plates. 12 folding plates and two vignettes. Language: eng G : in Good condition. Rebacked. Two neat library stamps with greek motto, writing to lower edge of title page and neat ownership signature to half title and to page 440. Some offsetting to several pages and some scattered marginal spotting otherwise contents VG [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité de Méchanique

      Paris: Chez La Veuve Desaint. G : in Good condition. Rebacked. Two neat library stamps with greek motto, writing to lower edge of title page and neat ownership signature to half title and to page 440. Some offsetting to several pages and some scattered marginal spotting otherwise contents VG. 1774. First Edition. Contemporary calf. 250mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). viii, 440pp, + plates. 12 folding plates and two vignettes. .

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        An History of the Earth and animated Nature. 8 Bände

       J. Nourse, London, 1774. XIII/401/399/342/367/406/400/403/199 S., original Leder mit goldgeprägten Rücken und je 2 Rückenschildchen, Kanten fergoldet (Rücken etwas eingerissen/Kapitale etwas beschädigt/bestossen/gering fleckig/1 Kupfertafel herausgerissen/einige Einrisse) - mit je 3 gestochenen Exlibris auf Vorsatz/Wappen von ,,Lord Rivers und Lady Emmeline Laura Rivers\"\"/Erste Auflage. Wülker ,,Geschichte der englichen Literatur, 1,54 - 55/Unter dem Einfluß von Buffon verfasste Goldsmith eine umfangreiche Naturgeschichte. 1774 erschien die erste Auflage, der bis Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts zahlreiche folgen. Das achtbändige Werk erlangte in England eine ähnliche Popularität wie Brehms Tierleben als ,,Der Brehm\"\" in Deutschland - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik,Englische Literatur

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