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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 (2 Vols. + Supplement)

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1774. Full leather. Very Good +. A very handsome example of the 1774 1st edition, 1st issue ("quia uroit" on pg. 55, line 16) of Chesterfield's letters, complete in 2 volumes. And including the uncommon 1787 supplement. All 3 volumes uniform quartos, bound in a full contemporary calf and very skillfully rebacked, with raised bands and lovely gilt-titling and ornamentation at the compartments. Boards lightly-bumped at corners and additional very light surface wear, with minimal cracking. The binding is firm, the pages bright and quite clean and the set overall merits a solid VG+. These 395 letters were prepapred for publication by his widow, Lady Chesterfield, within a year of his death. When Lord Chesterfield's illegitimate son turned 5, the Earl began to write a series of letters of advice and wisdom to him. These letters were never intended for publication but when Lord Chesterfield died, his son's widow (his son had died at age 36) realized that his letters to her late husband were a valuable property. Both Edward Gibbon and Horace Walpole declined an invitation to edit the letters for publication. Shortly after their refusal, Mrs. Stanhope signed a contract with James Dodsley. He agreed to pay her 1,500 guineas for the right to publish the letters and immediately advertised in London newspapers (November 1773) that they would be "speedily published"; the forthcoing book was advertised for the following February and March (1774). Angry at Chesterfield's refusal to patronize his "Dictionary", Samuel Johnson censured the Letters for "teaching the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master" but even he admitted that they "might be made a very pretty book. Take out the immorality, and it should be put into the hands of every young gentleman". (Rothschild 596; Gulick 2; Aresty p. 310; not in Heltzel {which lists a 20th century reprint}).

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        Mémoire à consulter, Pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Ecuyer, Conseiller-Secrétaire du Roi, & Lieutenant-Général des Chasses au Bailliage & Capitainerie de la Varenne du Louvre, grande Vénerie & Fauconnerie de France, Accusé.

      De l'Imprimerie de Ph. D. Pierres, A Paris 1774 - In-4 de 40 pp. Cordier, 333. Supplément au Mémoire à consulter pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Ecuyer, Conseiller-Secrétaire du Roi & Lieutenant-Général des Chasses au Bailliage & Capitainerie de la Varenne du Louvre, Grande Vénerie & Fauconnerie de France, accusé en corruption de Juge & calomnie. De l'Imprimerie de Quillau, 1773. In-4 de 64 pp. Cordier, 334. Addition au Supplément au Mémoire à consulter pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Écuyer, Conseiller-Secrétaire du Roi & Lieutenant-Général des Chasses au Bailliage & Capitainerie de la Varenne du Louvre, Grande Vénerie & Fauconnerie de France, accusé : servant de Réponse à Madame Goezman accusée, au Sieu Bertrand Dairolles, accusé, aux Sieurs Marin, Gazetier de France, & Darnaud Baculard, Conseiller d'Ambassade, assignés comme témoins. A Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Ph. D. Pierres, 1774. In-4 de 78 pp. Cordier, 336. Mouillure. Requête d'Atténuation pour le Sr Caron de Beaumarchais. A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Knapen, 1773. In-4 de (2)-28 pp. Cordier, 337. Pâle mouillure marginale. Quatrième Mémoire à consulter, pour Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Écuyer, Conseiller-Secrétaire du Roi, Lieutenant-Général des Chasses, &c. Accusé de corruption de Juge. Contre M. Goezman, Juge accusé de subornation & de faux ; Madame Goezman, & le Sieur Bertrand, accusés ; les Sieurs Marin, Gazetier ; Darnaud-Baculard, Conseiller d'Ambassade ; & Consorts. Et réponse ingénue à leurs Mémoires, Gazettes, Lettres courantes, Cartels, Injures, & mille & une Diffamations. De l'Imprimerie de J.G. Clousier, 10 Février 1774. In-4 de 109-(1) pp. Ex-libris manuscrit « D. Nicolefils ». Cordier, 338. Ensemble cinq pièces reliées en un vol. in-4, demi-basane havane à coins, dos orné à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale des cinq mémoires de Beaumarchais dans l'affaire Goëzman. Le 17 Juillet 1770, le financier Pâris-Duverney meurt et les dispositions qu'il a prises dans son testament en faveur de Beaumarchais sont contestées par le comte de La Blache, son légataire universel. Un procès s'ensuit et les biens de Beaumarchais sont finalement saisis lorsqu'en 1773 il publie à propos des agissements du rapporteur à son procès, le juge Goëzman, quatre mémoires dont l'esprit et la dialectique ont un retentissement considérable et font condamner le juge, le 26 février 1774. « Ces mémoires singuliers sont encore le plus beau titre littéraire de leur auteur ; ils l'environnèrent d'une réputation bruyante qui alarma Voltaire lui-même, jaloux de toute espèce de gloire et lui concilièrent je ne sais quelle faveur publique, dont il tira plus de force que de considération, mais qui n'en préparèrent pa moins le succès de tous ses ouvrages » (Michaud). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité de la construction théorique et pratique du Scaphandre.

      Debure 1774 - Fort in-12 ( 175x110 mm ) demi vélin ivoire. Dos lisse, titre doré sur pièce de basane rouge.Traité de la construction théorique et pratique du Scaphandre ou Du Bateau de l'homme.XLIII, 328 pages.ATTENTION : Page de titre et épître à Monseigneur De Sartine en photocopie. Edition de 1774 ( Approbation et Privilège ).Ouvrage orné de 4 planches dépliantes reliées en fin d'ouvrage.Prospectus et analyse de l'ouvrage.Approbation de l'Académie.Avis au Public.Table : - Définition du Scaphandre.- Dissertation sur le nager de l'homme.- Recherches préliminaires sur la pesanteur du liège.- Du Centre de Gravité.- Quelles sont les parties du corps que l'on doit charger ou revêtir de Liège.- Remarque essentielle sur la quantité de LIège.- Manière simple & très-courte déquilibrer leê pièces d'un Scaphandre.- Construction du Scaphandre.- Remarque très-utile pour avoir la juste direction des pièces d'un Scaphandre.- La seconde toile qui doit recouvrir les pièces d'un Scaphandre.- Pour l'amusement de l'un & de l'autre sexe.- Pour la santé des hommes & des femmes.- Pour la chasse, la pêche.- Pour le passage des grandes rivières par des troupes.- Deux remarques sur la corde traversière.- Usage du Scaphandre contre les dangers sur mer & sur les rivières.- Remarque importante par rapport aux tempêtes & aux rochers.- Usage du Scaphandre pour le radoub & le calfât d'un vaisseau en mer.- Pour faire aiguade ou faire de l'eau en mer.- Pour faire des Radeaux.- Naufrage de la Flûte l'Utile, du Prince, du Bourbon.- Usage du Scaphandre pour apprendre à nager.- L'art de nager par THEVENOT, DIGBY, WYNMAN.- Jacquet ou Jaquette de WILKINSON.- Habit de GELACI.- Soubreveste de Liège du Sieur BONAL.- Ceinture de Liège de M. Le Comte de PUYSEGUR.- Cuirasse de Liège du Sieur BACHSTROM.- Naufrage sans péril.- Conclusion de cet ouvrage.- Explication des Figures, contenues dans les quatre planches de ce Traité.Table alphabétique des Matières.Approbation et Priviège du Roi.A la faveur de la reliure, il a été relié avant le texte : - Le projet de formation d'une Légion nautique ou d'éclaireurs des côtes, destinée à opérer tels débarquemens qu'on avisera, sans les secours de vaisseaux, bateaux-plats, artillerie, etc. Mémoire présenté au Ministre de la Marine en l'an 7, et à l'Empereur, alors premier Consul, en Thermidor an II par l'Adjudant-commandant LA REYNIE. Avec son titre de l'édition de 1805 du Traité du Scaphandre. 24 pages. Scaphandre. Marine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Journal of a Voyage undertaken by order of His Present Majesty For making Discoveries towards the North Pole

      

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        Sketches of the History of Man

      

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        Théâtre avec des commentaires et autres morceaux intéressans Nouvelle Edition augmentée Geneva Berlin Rottmann

      

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        Recopilación de Leyes de los Reynos de las Indias, mandadas imprimir y publicar por la Magestad Católica del Rey Don Carlos II, Nuestro Señor

      Andrés Ortega, Madrid 1774 - 4 tomos, con el índice general, y al principio de cada tomo el índice especial de los títulos, que contiene. Tomo Primero: Libro Primero y Libro Segundo. 300 págs. Despegada la encuadernación. Tomo Segundo: Libro Tercero, Libro Quarto, Libro Qunto, Libro Sexto y Libro Septimo. 299 págs. Despegada la encuadernación. Tomo Tercero: Libro Noveno e Indice General. Con afectación de polilla de la página 1 a la 42. 562 págs. Indice General con rastros de polilla en las páginas 241 a 262. 262 págs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vermehrtes Kirchen-und Haus-Gesang-Buch für das Königl. Schwedische Herzogthum Pommern und Fürstenthum Rügen ... Nebst einem erbaulichen Gebet-Buche. ( angebunden: *Evangelien und Episteln...in denen Pommerschen Kirchen...*

      Struck Stralsund 1774 Titelblatt mit gestochener Vignette, 18 n.n. Blätter ( Vorrede und Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 928 Seiten, 12 n.n. Blätter ( Worterklärungen, Melodien-Register, Register der Lieder ), 48 Seiten ( Christliches Gebet-Buch ). Angebunden: *Evangelien und Episteln...in denen Pommerschen Kirchen zu gebrauchen....* , Röhl, Greifswald, 1785 mit 192 Seiten sowie *Der kleine Catechismus* und *Die Christliche Haus-Tafel* mit zusammen16 Seiten. Zusammen in einem schlichten Ganzlederband mit floraler versilberter Messingschließe ( diese mit Gravur *Anno 1791* ) und umlaufendem gepunzten Goldschnitt, 8° ( 17,5 x 11 cm ). Der Einband stärker berieben, Einbanddeckel mit Fehlstellen im Bezug, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen und etwas beschädigt, der schmale Einbandrücken zum oberen Kapital hin leicht wurmstichig. Innen auf dem Innendeckel längerer handschriftlicher Vermerk mit Lebensdaten zur Familie Ludwig Worner/Marie Woerner mit Lebensdaten ab 1843. Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder fingerfleckig, einige Seiten und das Titelblatt zum Außenrand etwas wurmstichig, teils unter kleinem Buchstabenverlust. Letzte Seiten des kleinen Catechismus bzw. der Haus-Tafel stärker wurmstichig mit Buchstabenverlust. Die versilberte Messing-Schließe von guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Gesangbuch, Kirchengesangbuch, Gebetbuch, Pommern, Rügen, Stralsund, Wörner, Google, Herzotgum, Fürstentum, Melodien, Lieder, Katechismus, Evangelien, Episteln

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        Vermehrtes Kirchen- und Haus-Gesang-Buch für das Königl. Schwedische Herzogthum Pommern und das Fürstenthum Rügen.

      Stralsund, Struck, 1774 - * Mit Register. Die erste Ausgabe war 1750 erschienen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1001 18/10,5 cm. 40,998,24,48 S. + 192,16 S. Lederband der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit undeutlicher Blindprägung (Putten tragen eine Krone, darunter die Initialen: J D B und 17 auf dem Vorderdeckel; M D S 95 auf dem hinteren Deckel. Punzierter Goldschnitt. Innendeckel mit Buntpapierbezug. Einband berieben, Rücken gewölbt, Lederbezug mit Fehlstellen, Vorderdeckel im Rand beschädigt, gering gebraucht. Einige S. mit Eselsohren. Auf Verordnung der Königl. Hochpreisl. Regierung zum allgemeinen Gebrauch. Nebst einem erbaulichem Gebet-Buche. Vorwort: Jacob Henr. von Balthasar. Mit einer Titelvignette. Angebunden: Evangelia und Episteln auf alle Sonn- und Fest-Tage durchs ganze Jahr; besonders in denen Pommerschen Kirchen zu gebrauchen . Nebst dem kleinen Catechisino Lutheri. Greifswald, Röhl, Altermann der Buchbinder 1785. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sämmtliche Schriften. 10 Teile in 10 Bänden

      - - Vorzüglich erhaltene Ausgabe/Band 10: Lebensbeschreibung Gellerts von J.A. Cramer mit den Faltkupfern - Gewicht in Gramm: 2235 Johann Georg Fleischhauer Verlag, Reuttlingen, 1774 - 1776. Zusammen ca. 2.900 S. mit 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, einheitliche Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit grün abgesetzten, gold geprägten Rückenschildern und rotem Schnitt

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         Commentaires sur les loix angloises Traduits de l'anglois par M. D. G.*** [A.-P. Damiens de Gomicourt]. Sur la quatrième édition d'Oxford

      Bruxelles, J.L. de Boubers, 1774-1776, 6 vol. in 8°, ill. de 2 tableaux gravés au 3e vol. dont un se dépl. (qui manquent souvent), - est joint en 7e vol. : L'analyse des lois anglaises précédé d'un discours préliminaire sur l'étude des lois, traduite de l'anglais de William Balckstone par A.M. Joguet. P. Leblanc 1803, soit en tout 7 vol. demi-veau blond moucheté époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. rouge et bleue. Bel exemplaire augmenté de "L'analyse des lois", en reliure uniforme. Première traduction française, due à Damiens de Gomicourt, de ce Commentaire qui est resté longtemps "la base fondamentale de l'enseignement du droit dans les pays anglo-saxons." (Mourre p. 574). C'est la transcription des cours donnés à Oxford par le célèbre jurisconsulte William Blackstone (1723-1780), qui fut le premier "Vinerian Professor of English Law" ¶ Dupin Avocat 3057 - Printing & Mind of Man p.212 "Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine. Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He did for the English what the imperial publication of Roman law did for the people of Rome... The Commentaries are not only a statement of the law of Blackstone's day, but the best history of English law as a whole which had yet appeared... the skillful manner in which Blackstone uses his authorities new and old, and the analogy of other systems of law, to illustrate the evolution of the law of his day, had a vast influence both in England and America, in implanting in the profession a sound tradition of the historical development of the law..."

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        Epistola selectas de re naturali observationes complectens. Accessere ex historia naturali curiosa nonnulla et tabulae elegantes.

      - Arimini, ex Typa Albertiniana, 1774. 4to (278 x 200mm). pp. xvii, (1), 25, (3), with 4 engraved plates and 1 charming engraved vignette on title. Contemporary vellum. Antonio Giovanni Battarra (1714-1789) was an Italian clergyman (of Rimini), physician and mycologist. He is the author of various publications describing the natural history of the Rimini area. The present work describes various species of marine life of the Adriatic sea. Battarra is best known for his contribution on the fungi of the Rimini area 'Fungorum Agri Ariminensis historia'. He was also the editor of the second edition of Buonanni's 'Rerum Naturalium Historia' decribing the collection assembled by Athanasius Kircher. The vignette on the title-page shows a lynx, an owl and various fungi. A very fine copy preserved in an attractive contemporary vellum binding.B.M. (Nat. Hist.) I, p. 110.

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        Traité sur la mendicité, avec les projets de réglement propres à l'empêcher dans les villes et villages, dédié a Messieurs les Officiers de Justice et de Police, par un citoyen.

      Imp. de R. Varlé, Tournai 1774 - In-8 de IV-72 pp., cartonnage du XIXe siècle. Edition originale. Fut publié une première fois en 1760 dans l'Encyclopédie économique, rustique et politique. François-Joseph Taintenier (1729 - 1776) fut échevin d'Ath à diverses reprises, auteur de divers mémoires adressés aux Etats de Hainaut tel son Mémoire sur l'économie politique en général et plus particulièrement du Haynau. Issu d'une solide famille de bourgeoisie marchande spécialisée dans l?impression des toiles ; la famille Taintenier était originaire du pays d'Ath et nombre de ses membres exerceront des fonctions dans l'ordre judiciaire et dans la magistrature communale ou acteront comme hommes de fief sur plume de la Cour Féodale de Hainaut. Granier, 1334 ; Kress, 11197 ; Higgs, 6116. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abrégé d'astronomie.

      A Paris, chez la veuve Desaint, rue du Foin S. Jacques, 1774, - in-8, pp. XXXVI, 507, (1), leg. coeva in p. pelle, fregi e tassello arancione al dorso a nervi (lievi lacune al dorso). Corredato di 16 belle tavole f.t. incise da De la Gardette, fregetto al tit., iniziali e testatine istoriate. Prima edizione dell'opera del De La Lande, volta ad un pubblico più ampio e con fini maggiormente didattici rispetto all'Astronomie, opera di maggior successo dell'autore. Precede l'opera una lunga prefazione dell'autore. Provenienza: al risguardo ant. ex libris dei librai V.e Le Jeune e Fils (tracce di gore d'acqua nel margine inf. dei primi e degli ultimi ff.). Houzeau-Lancaster II, 8908. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Judah Restored: a Poem. In Six Books. By Dr. Roberts, of Eton College.

      Printed for J. Wilkie; T. Payne; W. Frederic, at Bath; J. Woodyer, at Cambridge; and J. Pote, at Eton., London 1774 - First edition. 'Chief among Roberts's poetical works is his long poem, Judah Restored: a Poem, in Six Books . which was commended by Southey as one of the inspirations behind Thalaba. In his preface . Roberts modestly denies his poem the name of epic, on the grounds that it has no single hero; but its style, structure, and allusions (duly annotated to display the author's considerable learning) mark it as an attempt to write a heroic poem in blank verse on a biblical theme after the example of Milton. The poem relates the return of the Jews from the Babylonian captivity .' (Oxford DNB). 2 vols, 8vo (179 × 115 mm), pp. xxii, [2], 113, [3]; [4], 151, [5] including half-titles and terminal blanks to both vols; contemporary full red morocco, gilt, sides with floral borders, panelled spines with bird and goblet and urn tools, lettered direct, gilt edges; very slight rubbing with a couple of minor abrasions to the spine; later armorial bookplates (Cecil Roberts); a handsome copy. [Jackson, p. 30.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notizie istoriche de' Pittori, Scultori, ed Architetti Cremonesi.

      Opera postuma. Data in luce da Ant. Maria Panni. Con un'appendice d'altre notizie, il Discorso d'Aless. Lamo intorno alla scoltura, e pittura ed il Parere di Bernardino Campo sopra la pittura. Cremona, Stamperia. Pietro Ricchini, 1774, - 3 parti in un vol. in-4, pp. XX, 256, (6); 174, (2); 106, (2); leg. coeva m. perg., tit. oro al dorso. Fregi ed iniz. silogr. Con un ritratto di B. Campo inc. in rame da Gius. Cavalli all'inizio del "Discorso" di Lamo ed una tavola di proporzioni inc. in fine al vol., ambedue f.t. Prima edizione "che riunisce preziose nozioni, ed operette prima stampate d'uomini dottissimi nell'arte, divenute rarissime" (Cicognara). La prima opera, in due tomi, fornisce notizie sulla vita e le opere di oltre 140 artisti di Cremona; il "Discorso" di Lamo dedicato a Vespasiano Gonzaga Colonna, riguarda in particolare la vita e l'opera del grande artista e caposcuola cremonese B. Campo, autore della celebre opera "Cremona fedelissima". Ottimo esempl. Schlosser-Magnino 533 e 570. Cicognara 2409. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MASSIME CRISTIANE Proposte a meditarsi in ciascun giorno del mese. Con L'Escercizio de Preparazione alla mortr Brevi Meditazioni sopra i novissimi, e la passione. Apparecchio e Ringraziamento per li SS. Sagramenti della Confessione, e Comunione coll' aggiunta delle Sette Visite al Venerabile ed Altre Orazioni

      Milano: Per Federico Agnelli, 1774. Tenth printing. Not found in the NUC, on OCLC, on KVK [Italian Union & UK Copac], nor the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. White cloth binding with green, black, yellow, pink & blue flower embroidery. AEG. Average wear & soiling to binding. Period pos to front paste-down. A respectable VG copy of a rare book.. 556 pp. Divisional t.p. to M6r: "Istruzione Pratica Per ricevere col dovuto Apparecchio, e Ringraziamento Li Santissimi Sagramenti della Confessione, e Comunione." Page text within double rule border. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters. 12mo: A - T^12. B5 missigned B3; B6 as B5; L6 as L5. 6-1/16" x 3-3/8"

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        THEATRE DE P. CORNEILLE AVEC DES COMMENTAIRES ET AUTRE MORCEAU

      1774 . Corneille. (Gravelot, Hubert)illus. THEATRE DE P. CORNEILLE AVEC DES COMMENTAIRES ET AUTRE MORCEAUX INTERESSANTS edited by Voltaire. Geneva, 1774. 8 volumes, quarto, frontispiece and 34 engraved plates after designs by Gravelot. 18th C. leather boards, old reback to spines, new labels. The 1774 reissue of the 1764 Voltaire edition which was in 12 volumes. Internally very fresh. Pierre Corneille (1606-1684) "can be considered the prime shaper of the French theater, While earlier writers had attempted a tragedy of actions, Corneille sought tragedy in the depiction of the human soul, thus substituting an interior drama for the exterior drama of his predecessors." (Benet, Readers Encyclopedia). Hubert Gravelot (1699-1773), after studying with Boucher in Paris, spent several years in dissipated living. Ultimately, however, he went to London, established a reputation as an engraver, and opened an art school in the Strand. He was the first to recognize the talent of Gainsborough, and was a close friend of Hogarth, assisting in the engraving of his early plates. He became one of the foremost caricaturists in England, but upon the outbreak of war between England and France, had to return to Paris. After settling finally in France he illustrated the books upon which his main reputation rests, including the Corneille. His drawings are notable for their finesse, their spirit, and the perfection of their execution. (From Benezit). Gordon Ray devotes a 15 page section of his "Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700-1914" to Gravelot's work as a book illustrator, with entries on books by Gay, Fielding, Boccaccio, Rousseau, Racine and Voltaire, as well as the present work written by Corneiile, of which he says "...Gravelot's harmonious decorative compositions nicely interpreting the crucial moments of the plates, are a delight to the eyes." In a discussion Gravelot's method Ray says: "Gravelot's way of working was highly idiosyncratic. He studied the text he was illustrating with great care, identifying the situations in the story, poem or play which were salient in his author's mind. The he considered how each situation could be presented in the most telling way. Here he employed [three articulated mannequins] each about two feet high and capable of every movement of the body, down to the movement of the fingers of both hands...He had assembled a full wardrobe for

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        Del giuoco dell'ombre.

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

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        C. Crispus Sallustius; et L. Annaeus Florus [Histories]

      Birminghamiae: Johannis Baskerville. 1774. "12mo, pp. [2], 275 (i.e. 274); full contemporary green morocco, gilt interlocking borders on covers, smooth gilt spine laid out in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 1, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g.; fine copy. Signature 'O' is in Gaskell's state (b) - no priority. Ownership signature of ""F. Baring- November 9 ~ 1817"" on flylfeaf. Gaskell 55."

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

      Sthlm, L. Wennberg, 1774. 4:o. (4),68 s. & 1 grav. plansch. Elegant ljusbrunt lackat hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg och rödbrun titeletikett i marokäng med utgivarens namn (Hedberg). Rödstänkta snitt. Obetydliga nötningar i ytterfalsarna. Planschen skuren innanför plåtkant, uppfodrad på gammalt papper och med lagad reva. Bra ex.. Warmholtz Bibliotheca historica Sueo-Gothica 489. Setterwall Svensk historisk bibliografi 6373. Cappelin Anteckningar till en småländsk bibliografi s. 31: "En i sitt slag enastående beskrivning av högt och oskattbart värde." Arbetet, som tillskrivits Petrus och Johannes Gaslander, är utgivet av Linnélärjungen Frans Westerdahl och var tänkt som första delen av en serie liknande skildringar av Sverige. "Beskrifning, om swenska allmogens sinnelag" bygger på uppteckningar från Västbo härad i Småland där Petrus Gaslander (1680-1758) var kyrkoherde och har sannolikt bearbetats av sonen Johannes Gaslander (1718-93). Denna något ostrukturerade samling av folkliga traditioner och vidskepelse var ett pionjärarbete som mötte frän kritik i samtiden. Wieselgren skriver att Växjöbiskopen O. Osander förebrått J. Gaslander bokens utgivande, varpå den senare blev "så förtörnad, att han uppbrände alla exemplar, han kunde öfverkomma. Boken är derför rar." Bokbränningen fanns länge bevarad i folkminnet i Bursaryd och traditionen menade att "Beskrifning, om swenska allmogens sinnelag" var en svartkonstbok som kunde användas till att utöva trolldom. En recensent i "Tidningar utgifne i Upsala" skrev att författaren tycktes ha "sammanrafsat alt det sladder, som någonsin passeradt igenom gamla käringars mun emellan lappska fjällen och Öresund". Arbetet blev en viktig inspirationskälla för senare folklivsskildrare som L. F. Rääf och G. O. Hyltén-Cavallius

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        Drachenfels mit dem Siebengebirge und Blick auf Köniswinter und Rhöndorf; auf dem Rhein Ankunft eines sehr langen Holzfloßes ('Drakenfels, en gedeelte der Seven Bergen, nevens 't afkomen van een Houtvlot').

      - Kupferstich b. Saakes, 1774, 22 x 32,5

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        LAS EROTICAS, Y TRADUCCION DE BOECIO

      Madrid, Por don Antonio de Sancha, 1774, Madrid - XXXIX págs. + 435 págs. + 224 págs. 2 tomos. Portada y retrato del autor dibujados por Carlos de la Traverse y Grabada por Carmona. Un ejemplar similar estuvo al Exposicion Conmemorativa del Centenario de Goya Madrid - junio, 1946. Muy buen estado. Guardas pintadas a mano. Cortes tintados. Dorados en los lomos. Tejuelo. 18 x 11 cms. PLENA PIEL. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Minéralogie, ou nouvelle exposition du Règne Minéral, Ouvrage dans lequel on a tâché de ranger dans l'ordre le plus naturel les Substances de ce Règne, et où l'on expose leurs propriétés et usages mécaniques, etc

      1774 - 2 volumes in-8 de I. LXII, Paris, Vincent, 1774, , 2 volumes in-8 de I. LXII, (2), 590, (2) pages et 7 tableaux ; et de II. (2), 640 pages, 6 tableaux et 4 pages de catalogue Vincent, plein veau moucheté de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs ornés, WARD & CAROZZI, 2219. Seconde édition, peu courante et largement augmentée de cet ouvrage parue pour la première fois en 1762. 13 tableaux dépliants donnent une représentation schématique des différentes classes. Le naturaliste Valmont de Bomare a adopté, dans cet ouvrage, le système de Wallerius et la classification de Linné. Malgré quelques rousseurs sur certains cahiers, bon exemplaire dans sa première reliure et enrichie de notes marginales anonymes du XIXe siècle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El perfecto sacerdote, formado con algunas tan importantes, como debidas, y oportunas reflexiones. Las mismas, que en los cinco dias del devoto quinario a S. Juan Nepomuceno, y con que el Venerable Estado Eclesiástico acostumbra implorar su proteccion, hace sobre la vida de este prodigioso santo, en cinco ideas

      por D. Joachin Ibarra, Madrid 1774 - First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, 344; engraved portrait of the author, 1 other engraved plate; contemporary full vellum, manuscript titling on spine; vellum a little soiled, otherwise very good and sound. OCLC locates only 3 copies: University of New Mexico, Delaware, and the National Library of Spain. Lasala 353. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "El perfecto sacerdote, formado con algunas tan importantes, como debidas, y oportunas reflexiones. Las mismas, que en los cinco dias del devoto quinario a S. Juan Nepomuceno, y con que el Venerable Estado Eclesiástico acostumbra implorar su proteccion, hace sobre la vida de este prodigioso santo, en cinco ideas"

      Madrid: por D. Joachin Ibarra. 1774. "First edition, 8vo, pp. xii, 344; engraved portrait of the author, 1 other engraved plate; contemporary full vellum, manuscript titling on spine; vellum a little soiled, otherwise very good and sound. OCLC locates only 3 copies: University of New Mexico, Delaware, and the National Library of Spain. Lasala 353. "

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        THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE COUNTY OF DORSET In Two Volumes

      W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1774. - 1st edn. 2 vols. Folio (15.5 x 10 inches). Contemporary gilt decorated full calf with spine labels (recased with replaced endpapers - a bright VG set). Pp. lxxx + 618 [&] 528 + 61, illus with 56 engraved plates + 2 additional plates (Vol I: view of Dorchester; Vol II Mr Cox's House Woolcombe), folding map (small repair at edge - otherwise bright VG); 1 plate (Domesday) replaced with facsimile on contemporary paper (previous owner's engraved bookplate on front endpaper of vol I and various ink inscriptions on endpapers of both vols). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Kunst des reinen Satzes in der Musik aus sicheren Grundsätzen hergeleitet und mit deutlichen Beyspielen erläutert. 2 in 4 Bdn.

      Berlin u. Königsberg, Decker u. Hartung 1774-1779. [5] Bll., 250, VI S.; [2]Bl., 153 S.; Tit., 232 S.; [2]Bl., 188 S. Mit 3 gefalteten Tabellen u. zahlr. Notenbeispielen im Text. Marmor. HLdrBde.d.Zt. mit Rückenschildchen, Kanten u. Deckel etw. berieben, innen kaum gebräunt u. fleckenfrei. Eitner V, 374; Fetis IV,40; MGG VII,952; Hirsch I,272; Bibl. Wolffheim I,736; Schmieder 1195. - Bd. I. in zweiter Auflage (Erstausgabe 1771).- Hauptwerk des Komponisten und Musiktheoretikers K. (1721-1783), der ein Schüler von J.S. Bach war. \"Er war ein eiskalter Theoretiker, aber doch ein Schriftsteller von grossem Gewicht. Man hat noch nichts Gründlicheres als seine Kunst des reinen Satzes\" (Eitner). Versand D: 15,00 EUR Musik, Musiktheorie, Barock

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        The Deputy Commissary's Guide Within the Province of Maryland...

      1774. Copy of the First American Treatise on Wills that Belonged to an Important Early Illinois Statesman Vallette, Elie. [Sparrow, Thomas (1746?-1780?), Engraver]. The Deputy Commissary's Guide Within the Province of Maryland, Together with Plain and Sufficient Directions for Testators to Form, and Executors to Form Their Wills and Testaments, For Administrators to Compleat Their Administrations, And for Every Person Any Way Concerned in Deceased Person's Estates, To Proceed Therein with Safety to Themselves and Others. Annapolis: Printed by Ann Catherine Green and Son, 1774. [ii], iv, 248, [12] pp. Copperplate title page and table of descents. Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, re-backed in calf, retaining original lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn. Moderate toning to text, somewhat darker in places, occasional dampstaining, mostly to margins. Early owner signature of Ninian Edwards to front endleaf and margin of p.50, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. The first original American legal guide, it is also the first American book on the law of wills. Dedicated to Maryland Governor Robert Eden, it was printed by Ann Catherine Green, wife of Jonas Green, whom she succeeded as public printer of Maryland from 1767 to 1775. The engraved title page, the only one issued from a colonial Maryland press, and the plate were the work of Thomas Sparrow, the only engraver south of the Mason-Dixon Line prior to 1775. Vallette was registrar of the Prerogative Office of Maryland Province. Originally from Maryland, Edwards [1775-1833] was an important early Illinois statesman and political leader. He was the only governor of the Illinois Territory from 1809 to 1818, one of the first two United States Senators from Illinois from 1818 to 1824 and the third Governor of that state from 1826 to 1830. Wroth, Maryland Imprints 338. Wroth, The Colonial Printer in America 290. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 4632.

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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 other several pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her Possession

      J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, London 1774 - The Third Edition. In Four Volumes (complete set). London, J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1774. Octavo. Collation: Volume I: Engraved frontispiece of Stanhope, XVI, 352 pages / Volume II: (2), 355 pages / Volume III: (2), 376 pages / Volume IV: (2), 364 pages. (Collation complete). Hardcover / Original full calf with gilt lettering on original spinelabels. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Smaller dampstain to lower first and last two pages of two volumes only. The bindings a little shaky but holding. Provenance: From the library of Robert Doyne, with his Exlibris - bookplate to the front pastedown of all four volumes. While he died already in 1733 and these books were published in 1774, it is very likely that the bookplates were still applied by his librarian or family / Sir Robert Doyne (1651-1733) was member of the Irish House of Commons for New Ross from 1692 to 1695, and later a distinguished judge who served as Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer from 1695 to 1703 and Chief Justice of the Irish Common Pleas from 1703 to 1714. In the latter year like all the senior judges in Ireland appointed under Queen Anne he was removed by the new administration; while allegations of corruption were made, the removal seems to have been a simple matter of politics. Although the Irish House of Commons passed a resolution that he had acted corruptly no further action seems to have been taken against him and he lived in peaceful retirement for many years. (Wikipedia) Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield KG PC (22 September 1694 – 24 March 1773) was a British statesman, and a man of letters, and wit. He was born in London to Philip Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Chesterfield, and Lady Elizabeth Savile, and known as Lord Stanhope until the death of his father, in 1726. Educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he subsequently embarked on the Grand Tour of the Continent, to complete his education as a nobleman, by exposure to the cultural legacies of Classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and to become acquainted with his aristocratic counterparts and the polite society of Continental Europe. In the course of his post-graduate tour of Europe, the death of Queen Anne (r. 1702–1707) and the accession of King George I (r. 1714–1727) opened a political career for Stanhope, and he returned to England. In the British political spectrum he was a Whig and entered government service, as a courtier to the King, through the mentorship of his relative, James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope, the King's favourite minister, who procured his appointment as Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales. --------------- He was a selfish, calculating and contemptuous man, not naturally generous, and he practised dissimulation ’til it became part of his nature; despite brilliant talents and admirable training, the life of Chesterfield cannot be pronounced a success.[5] His social anxiety and the pains he took to become an orator already had been noticed. Horace Walpole said that he, who had heard the great orators of the time, preferred a speech of Chesterfield to that of any other orator; yet the contemporary opinion was that the Earl of Chesterfield's eloquence did not compare with that of Prime Minister Pitt (the Elder). In that regard, James Boswell reported that the poet Samuel Johnson pointedly said about the nobleman Chesterfield, "This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among Lords!" As a politician and statesman, his fame rests upon his short, but brilliant, administration of Ireland as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1745-1746). As a courtier, the unrefined Robert Walpole worsted him at the King’s court. Despite being a protector of men of letters, Chesterfield’s want of heart and head in the quarrel over the dedication to A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), inspired the poet Johnson to rewrite the line "Toil, envy, Want, the Patron and the Jayl" (The Vanity of Human Wishes [1749], line 160) in a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      appresso Michele Kluch (ma Gaetano Cambiagi) 1774-1776, Friburgo (ma Firenze) - 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). 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hudibras, in three parts. Written in the time of the late wars . With annotations, and a complete index

      printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasgow 1774 - 2 volumes, 12mo (in 6s), pp. xvi, 227, [1]; [229]-476; full contemporary tree calf, gilt-decorated borders on covers,smooth gilt-decorated spine laid out in 7 compartments, morocco labels in 2, gilt urns in the others; lightly rubbed, near fine. Early ownership signature of Eliz. Lloyd at the top of both title pages. Gaskell 564 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Moulin sur la Rivière; d’après un tableau de Ruisdael. Die Mühle am Fluß, nach Salomon Ruisdael.

      1774 1774 - Radierung und Kaltnadel, 1774, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen. 29,1:37,5 cm. Literatur: Le Blanc 136; Perez 75, III (von III), mit den rund geschliffenen Ecken.- Sehr guter Abdruck, Papier gebräunt. Der hauptsächlich als Zeichner, Radierer und Kupferstecher tätige Künstler studierte in seiner Geburtsstadt an der École gratuite de dessin. Darüber hinaus bildete er sich autodidaktisch weiter. 1758 veröffentlichte er im Auftrag des Pariser Stechers und Kupferstichverlegers Pariset seine ersten Radierungen. 1761-1764 setzte er sein Studium in Paris fort, wo er Schüler des Historienmalers J.-Ch. Frontier (1701-1763) und eines gewissen Lombards war. In Paris verkehrte er im Kreis von J.G. Wille (1715-1808), Jos. Vernet (1714-1789), L.-E. Watelet (1780-1866), J.-B. Greuze (1725-1805), J.G. Soufflot (1713-1780) und dem jungen Herzog Alex Duc de La Rochefoucauld, den er 1765-1766 nach Italien begleitete. In Italien schuf er zahlreiche Landschaftszeichnungen und Abbildungen von Monumenten. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Lyon hatte er großen Erfolg mit seinen Zeichnungen und Radierungen, mit Porträts und italienischen und niederländischen Landschaften sowie der heimischen Landschaft von Lyon. Auch als Reproduktionsstecher nach Gemälden oder Skulpturen fand er zahlreiche Auftraggeber. 1771 wurde der Künstler zum königlichen Berater und Kämmerer berufen. 1780 erfolgte die Aufnahme in die Lyoner Akademie. Während der französischen Revolution stand er unter der Protektion des Künstlers J.-L David (1748-1825) – seine Kupferplatten wurden unter gesetzlichen Schutz gestellt. 1802 wurde Boissieu Mitglied der Verwaltungskommission des Kunstkonservatoriums. 1806 bis zu seinem Tode war er Bürgermeister von Lentilly in der Nähe von Lyon. Boissieus Arbeiten sind in den Museen weltweit zu finden, so in Paris im Louvre, in Frankfurt am Main im Städel oder in der National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

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        Il frustabene frustato meglio. Canto.

      In Monte Lupo, all'Insegna dell'Asino, 1774. PRIMA EDIZIONE. In 4to (cm. 20,4); legatura in mezza pelle di epoca recente; pp. 47, (1). Raro. Axs

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset. Compiled from the best and most ancient historians... With a copy of the Domesday Book and Inquisito Gheldi... Interspersed with some remarkable particulars of Natural History... And Adorned with a Correct Map of the County. IN TWO VOLUMES.

      W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, London. 1774 1st edition. Two Volumes. Both large approx. 10 x 15.5 inches. In dark speckled full leather bindings with decorative gilt edging to boards, decorative gilt and raised banding to spines, with red and black gilt lettered spine labels. In very good conditions. Rebacked in original boards. Rubbing and scratches to boards, corners bumped, bottom corners nicked, edges rubbed. Newer endpapers with small leather owners label to front. Cloth reinforced hinges. Vol.1 repaired tear to plate p100 - lacks pages between p237-240 (Bridport division.) A few small handling marks to pages otherwise very clean and free from foxing. Some neat pencil notes to margins. Neat pen inscription to 2nd front endpaper. Dark mark to outer page edges v.1 but does not effect pages. Else very clean and tight copies. lxxx + 618pp & 528 + 61pp Indicies. Complete with Map to front, 56 engraved plates PLUS two additional plates, and Pedigrees in whole sheets. Addenda and Plates list at rear V2. Additional Plates; View of Dorchester, v.1. p374. & Mr. Cox’s House, Woolcombe, v.2. p462.

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        PRIMEIRA PARTE DAS CHRONICAS DOS REIS DE PORTUGAL, reformadas pelo licenciado Duarte Nunez do Liao. ( CHRONICA DOS REYS DE PORTUGAL ).

      Lisbon, Manoel Coelho Amado, 1774.. THIRD EDITION, FIRST PART, 1774, 2 volumes, complete set. Although the title states "First part", there was no second part, these 2 volumes are all that was published. Portuguese text, 8vo, approximately 205 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5¾ inches, a few woodcut head- and tailpieces and decorated initials, pages vii, 326 including index, (1) - errata; (4), 394 including index, (1) - errata, bound in full old mottled calf, gilt "House of Commons Library" stamp and insignia to covers, gilt bands and contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels to spines. Spines slightly worn at head and tail with slight chipping at head of Volume I, hinges slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, a few small scuffs and rubs to covers, front and rear endpaper missing in Volume I, library label and disposal stamp on front endpapers (and on half-title in Volume I), faint library number on verso title pages, ink signature in margin of page 1 Volume I, very occasional small light mark to margins, contents otherwise bright and clean. Bindings tight and firm. A very good set of a rare work in any edition. Leao (c. 1530-1608), was a Portuguese lawyer, philologist and historian who published several important works on the history and laws of his nation. He eventually rose to the position of judge of the Casa da Supplicacao (court of appeals). His intention with this work was to remodel the medieval chronicles and it was undertaken by order of Philip the Second of Spain and First of Portugal. It contains the Chronicles of Dom Henrique, the founder of the Kingdom, until Dom Fernando, 1090-1383. It first appeared in Lisbon in 1600 and was reprinted in 1677. Although the title states "First part", there was no second part, these 2 volumes are all that was published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Beyträge zu der Mineral-Geschichte von Böhmen.

      Berlin, Himburg, 1774 - 11 Bll., 162 S. 1 mehrfach gefalt. kolorierter Kupfer-Plan und 1 gefalt. Kupfertafel. Erste Ausgabe des besten mineralogischen Werks seiner Zeit über Böhmen, selten. - Poggendorff I, 733. Zittel 41. - "Scarce. This work, one in an important series by Ferber, went a long way in constructing the foundation for future geological studies of the Austro-Hungary empire. Divided into three parts the author first lists each mining operation in Bohemia. The second describes in detail nineteen operating mines in the area, giving details of their operation an production. The final section discusses the legal rights of the nobility versus the landowners regarding the mineral wealth of the area" (minrec). - Der große Plan mit dem Titel "Haubt Mappa über das an der Königl. Berg Stadt Joachimsthal gelegene Gebürg und die indenselben mit dem Danielis Erb Stolln erschrotenen Gänge wie solche ausgerichtet, verzogen und zu Papier gebracht worden". - Etw. gebräunt und fleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mod. HPgmt. unter Verwendung von Material des 18. Jahrhunderts. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Dokument mit U.

      Potsdam, 14. VII. 1774. - ¼ S. Folio. Quittung über dreißig Courant. - Gefaltet. - Die Tochter eines Musikers trat als Geigen-Wunderkind in Wien und London auf und nahm dort und in Leipzig Gesangunterricht. 1766 sang Mara unter der Leitung Johann Adam Hillers beim Großen Konzert in Leipzig, 1767 an der Dresdner Hofoper und folgte 1771 der Berufung König Friedrichs II. von Preußen an die Berliner Hofoper.

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        JOURNAL DU VOYAGE DE MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE EN ITALIE. LES ESSAIS.

      Le Jay - J. Tonson & J. Watts 1774 - 2 ouvrages en 4 volumes in-4 de : I/ (1) f. pour le portrait, (2) ff., XV pp., (4) ff., 363 pp., (6) ff., XVIII pp., (1) f. bl., (1) f., 95 pp. ; II/ 538 pp., (8) ff. de table.; III/ (1) f.,411 pp., (12) pp. de table ; IV/ (1) f. pour le portrait, (4) ff., LIV et 416 pp. Maroquin bleu nuit, triple filet or encadrant les plats, dos lisses richement ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, double filet or sur les coupes, roulette intérieure dorée, tranches dorées. Reliure de l’époque. 289 X 230 mm. EXCEPTIONNELLE REUNION, EN TRES BELLE RELIURE HOMOGENE EN MAROQUIN DU TEMPS, DE L’EDITION ORIGINALE IN-4 DU VOYAGE DE MONTAIGNE ET DE LA PREMIERE EDITION COMPLETE DES ESSAIS. LES EDITIONS ANCIENNES DES « Essais » DE MONTAIGNE EN MAROQUIN DE L’EPOQUE ONT DE TOUT TEMPS ETE RECHERCHEES. SUPERBE ET PRECIEUX EXEMPLAIRE, GRAND DE MARGES (hauteur : 289 mm), SUR GRAND PAPIER, CONSERVE DANS SON MAROQUIN BLEU NUIT DE L’EPOQUE. L’exemplaire répertorié par Philippe Desan mesurait 283 mm de haut et l’exemplaire répertorié par André Pottiée-Sperry : 285 mm. Tchemerzine ne cite que 3 exemplaires, tous reliés en veau ancien : « Bénard, 4000 frs ; Roussel, 1300 frs ; De Backer, 3650 fr. ». EXCEPTIONNELLE REUNION DES ESSAIS ET DU JOURNAL DE MONTAIGNE CONSERVES DANS LEUR RELIURE HOMOGENE EN SUPERBE MAROQUIN BLEU NUIT DU TEMPS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naauwkeurige waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten of gekorvene diertjes, Die in omtrent vyftig jaaren, zo in Vrankryk, als in Engeland en Holland, by een verzameld, naar 't Leven konftig afgetekend, en in 't Koper gebragt zyn Jacob L'Admiral.

      Johannes Sluyter, Amsterdam 1774 - Amsterdam, Johannes Sluyter, 1774. 46,5x29,5 cm. Titelbl. mit gestoch. handkolor. Vignette, 2 n.n. S. Vorrede, 34 S., 2 n.n. S. Verzeichnis, 33 handkolor. Kupfertafeln. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Nissen ZBI 2357: "Nicht ohne ernsthafte Metamorphose-Studien, doch mehr der Farbenpracht gewidmet." - Zweite, erweiterte Ausgabe. - Die Insekten sind zusammen mit Blumen und Obst dargestellt. - (Rücken fachgerecht restauriert. Titelblatt mit fachgerecht restauriertem Abriss, ohne Textverlust). - Sehr sauberes und breitrandiges Exemplar. HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theorie des Sentiments Agreables, ou apres avoir indique les regles que la nature suit dans la distribution du plaisir, on etablit les principes de la theologie naturelle et ceux de la philosophie morale

      Chez Debure pere, 1774. Leather. Used; Acceptable. Leather; French language; No jacket; 8- over 5.75" - 6.75" Tall; a worn but readable copy of scarce title; 1774 fifth edition, printed the year King Louis XVI became King of France; front board has separated; first few pages loose but not detached; occasional foxing but pages mostly clean; wear to leather covered boards and spine; owner labels of Scotstoun estate in Scotland on paste-down of front board, original dated '84 pasted over with one dated '19 with owner name 'Mr Oswald Scotstoun' on title page (this volume possibly belonged to James Oswald, 1703 - 1793, the Church of Scotland minister and philosophical writer). Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de la Nle. Galles Meridle. depuis le Cap Tribulation jusqu'au Detroit de L'Endeavour, par le Lieut. J.Cook

      Paris: Saillant et Nyon, 1774. in fine condition, with good margins.. Engraved map, 295 x 335 mm.; original folds. French edition of Cook's chart, which was published originally for Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage. This early map details the tracks and anchorages of the Endeavour as the expedition sailed north along the Queensland coastline in 1770. Far North Queensland was a difficult passage for the Endeavour: the ship ran aground on a shoal near the Hope Isles and required numerous repairs at Endeavour River. The expedition's naturalists, Joseph Banks, Herman Spöring and Daniel Solander, used the delay as an opportunity to collect Australian flora for European study. The original manuscript version from which this was prepared, now in the British Library, is reproduced in Historical Records of NSW (1893, plate 6).

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        Raccolta d'autori italiani che trattano del moto dell'acque, arricchita di molte cose inedite e d'alcuni schiarimenti. Edizione quarta.

      Bologna, Tip. Marsigli, 1822/18 otto vol. (dal 2 al 4 e dal 6 al 9) in-8vo mezza pelle con fregi e titoli in oro ai dorsi, In questa IV edizione i primi 10 voll. contengono trattati e memorie idrauliche dei seguenti autori: Guglielmini (Opuscoli idraulici) - Archimede. Galileo. Castelli. Borelli. Torricelli e Viviani (Opuscoli) - Padre Grandi. Michelini. Narducci. Albizi. Montanari (Opuscoli) - Poleni. P. Frisio. Padre Lecchi. Perelli. Bacialli (Opuscoli) - Zanotti. Boscovich. Ximenes (Opuscoli e scritture idrauliche) - Zendrini (Delle acque correnti e relazione per la diversione dei fiumi Ronco e Montone dalla citta' di Ravenna) - Serie di scritture e relazioni concernenti il regolamento delle acque delle tre provincie di Bologna, Ferrara e Romagna". Ogni volume ? completo in se e non vi seguito alcuno; alla raccolta dei 10 volumi a noi mancano il 1?, il 5? e il 10? volume. Successivamente l'opera prosegu? con altri sette volumi col titolo di "Nuova raccolta.. " che contiene opere idrauliche di scrittori italiani, pubblicate dal 1774 in poi. Cfr. Brunet,IV, 1072 - Graesse,VI, 10 - Riccardi,I, p. 331, ecc. In totale circa 2000 pagine e decine di tavole ripiegate in rame e lit. Le due opere sovente vanno sono il nome di Cardinali, che ne fu il primo stampatore.

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        Die Rechenkunst in zween Theilen. Erster Theil.

      Dyck, Leipzig 1774 - ( Hier der erste Teil der Rechenkunst vorliegend ) 11 n.n. Blätter ( Vorrede und Inhalt ), 522 Seiten, 1 Blatt ( Druckfehler ), Pappband der Zeit, 8° ( 19,5 x 12 cm ). Inhalt u.a.: Von der Dezimal-Ordnung / Von den vier Rechnungsarten ( Addieren - Subtrahieren - Multiplizieren - Dividieren ) - Vom Rechnen mit genannten Zahlen - Von den Proportionen und Progressionen - Etwas von der Kettenregel - Von den Brüchen - Von den Dezimalbrüchen - Von der Kettenregel - Exempel der Kettenregel zur Übung - Von der Zins auf Zinsrechnung - Von den Rechnungen mit vermischten Größen. Einband stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bindung gelockert. Titelblatt mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand, erste Seiten gelockert, Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder stockfleckig, einige Seiten eselsohrig. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Considerations on the measures carrying on with respect to the British colonies in North-America. The second edition. With additions and an appendix relative to the present state of affairs on that continent

      London: printed for R. Baldwin, E. & C. Dilly, J. Johnson, Richardson & Co and J. Almon, 1774. Octavo. (8 7/8 x 5 5/8 inches). Half-title. Largely unopened. Stitched self-wrappers. Housed in a blue cloth chemise, within a modern blue morocco-backed slipcase. A very fine untouched copy of the expanded and corrected second edition of this important polemic in support of the American colonies. The second London edition of this work is as rare on the market as the first. Only one copy of first and no copies of the second London edition are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty-five years. The need for the second edition and its 45pp. Appendix are explained in a contemporary review: "The first edition of the considerations which we may venture to ascribe to Mr. M. R---b---n, was hastily printed, and there were in it, besides many errors of the press, considerable omissions, which are supplied in the present edition, to which has been added, a large appendix, relating to events which have happened since" ( Monthly Review ). Matthew Robinson-Morris, the 2nd Baron Rokeby, described in the above quoted Monthly Review as "one of the most candid and best informed of any of the late writers on the interests of Great Britain and her colonies," was a politician and champion of civil liberties who published several pamphlets opposing Lord North's American policy. In this work Rokeby is "strongly critical of Lord North's policy, [but] ... also of Franklin's conduct." (Howes), and identifies "the cause of the present situation of things between the mother country and our colonies of North-America" as having arisen from "our having taxed those colonies without their consent." Franklin is criticized for the inflammatory nature of his writings, which Rokeby compares to Guy Fawkes's gunpowder. Adams, American Controversy 74-68b; Howes R-372; Sabin 72152.

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        Traité des rivières et des torrents augmenté du traité des canaux navigables

      A Paris de l'Imprimerie Royale 1774. In - 4 relié plein veau, dos à nerfs très orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges. 2 feuillets blancs, titre, 1 feuillet blanc, xxiii + 248 pages, 2 feuillets blancs. Bien complet des deux planches dépliantes et d'un tableau : Plan du nouveau canal et pas de Trollhette dans la rivière de Gotha en Suède, et, Cours du Po de Primaro et des rivières de plaines, du Boulonnois et de la Romagne, avec quelques lignes proposées. Mors un peu fragile et petit manque en coiffe, coins émoussés. 2 feuillets blancs sont annotés de lettres du Baron d'Holbach copiées à la bibliothèque de Milan. Ex - libris. R.P Frisi , était Professeur royal de Mathématiques à Milan, membre de la Société Royale de Londres, de l'Institut de Bologne, des Académies, de Petersbourg, de Berlin & de Stockolm,etc. Correspondatn de l'Académie royale des Sciences de Paris. Edition originale de la traduction française par De Serrey.

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