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        Le Memorial d'un Mondain.

      - Au Cap Corse, 1774, 18 x 10,5 cm., pasta española de época, portada orlada + nueva portada con grabado + 142 págs. (Primera edición muy rara impresa en Córcega).

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        Der teutsche Merkur

      Weimar : Im Verlag der Gesellschaft Small 8vo (19 cm; 7.5"). 1774: 1 vol. (of 4). III: 397, [3] pp. 1775: 2 vols. (of 4). I: 286 pp., [1] f., [6] ff. of original wrapper. II: 286 pp., [1] f., [6] ff. of original wrappers. 1776: 2 vols. (of 4). I: [1] f., 290 pp., 4 plates II: 310 pp. [1] ff., 3 plates.. 1774?-76 In this monthly journal of criticism and original German literature, three monthly issues constituted a volume. Present here for 1774 is vol. 3 (July?-September), for 1775 are vols. 1 and 2 (January?-June), and for 1776 also 1 and 2. The volumes for 1775 have => retained their original green paper printed wrappers. The plates in the 1776 volumes are essentially frontispieces, being engraved portraits of Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Johannes Fichard, Wilibald Pirckhaimer, Sebastian Brandt, Ulrich von Hutten, and Hans Sachs. Political coverage is secondary to the literary and philosophical content here, but => in the 1776 volumes the coverage for England is almost exclusively devoted to America. The journal's editor, Wieland (1733?-1813), was a complex figure of the German Enlightenment: a poet, novelist, political theorist, and pedagogue. His critical review/journal was of considerable influence. Provenance: Duplicates (with no markings) of the Harold Jantz Collection (i.e., ex?-Duke University). Volume for 1774: Contemporary wrappers of brown paper sprinkled with black; uncut; considerable foxing and some waterstain lines. Volumes for 1775: the two are bound in one volume of brown leather, spine darkened to black and flaking; plain endpapers. Binding shows wear, but text clean. Volumes for 1776: Contemporary calf, gilt spines; covers with some stains and abraded at edges, some distressing of the spines. Interesting "wallpaper" endpapers in blue-green and white of a floral and wave pattern. Good++ condition. Very definitely a mixed, partial set and definitely an interesting array of presentations.

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        Tarsis et Zélie

      à Paris: Chez Musier fils, 1774. Fine. Chez Musier fils, à Paris 1774, 6 parties en 3 Vol. in 8 (13x21,8cm), xxiij, 563pp. et 563pp. et 597pp., relié. - Illustrated new edition first printing. The figure includes three frontispiece by Cochin, Moreau and Eisen, engraved by Gaucher, Ponce Born; and 20 headers by Eisen, engraved by Helman, De Longueuil, Masquelier and Massard. Elegant shown in the layout soignée.Demi morocco olive green late nineteenth corners unsigned in a binder master. Back tooled raised. Golden tail and date title. Gilt on covers. Golden head. A very pale wetness on April 1 sheets of Volume II, half page. Very nice copy, well established and highly fraîcheur.Roman originally appeared in 1665, and had his first illustration in 1720, this biographical episode disguised, mystified by Greek pastoral tale adventures and misfortunes that prevented and delayed The marriage of Miss Vayer with Servin. The varied narrative draws inspiration from Greek and Latin novels (Ethiopiques Heliodorus) or Persiles and Sigismund de Cervantes. It tasted quite novel in its time was adapted to the opera in a title track by Francoeur and Rebel. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée en premier tirage. L'illustration comprend trois frontispices par Cochin, Moreau et Eisen, gravés par Gaucher, Ponce et Née ; et 20 en-têtes par Eisen, gravés par Helman, De Longueil, Masquelier et Massard. Elégant illustré à la mise en page soignée. Reliure en demi maroquin vert olive à coins fin XIXe non signée dans une reliure de maître. Dos à nerfs orné. Titre doré et date en queue. Filets dorés sur les plats. Tête dorée. Une mouillure très pâle sur les 4 premier feuillets du tome II, à mi page. Très bel exemplaire, parfaitement établi et d'une grande fraîcheur. Roman paru à l'origine en 1665, et qui a connu sa première illustration en 1720, cet épisode biographique déguisé et travesti en pastorale grecque conte les malheurs et péripéties qui empêchèrent et retardèrent le mariage de Le Vayer avec Mlle Servin. La narration variée puise son inspiration dans les romans grecs et latins (Ethiopiques d'Héliodore) ou Persiles et Sigismond de Cervantes. Ce roman assez goûté en son temps fut adapté à l'opéra dans un titre éponyme par Francoeur et Rebel.

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        JOURNAL DU SECOND VOYAGE DU CAPITAINE COOK, sur les vaisseaux La Resolution & L'Aventure; Entrepris par ordre de S. M. Britannique, dans les annees 1774 & 1775.

      Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris chez Pissot et Nyon, 1777.FIRST FRENCH EDITION OF THE FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE. 1777, translated by De Freville from the 1775 London printing. 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, large folding engraved map showing the routes of the two ships, plus an extra added map placed before the half - title "Part of the Tropical discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook 1774, the revised issue". taken from the Gentleman's Magazine 1776. Pages: half - title and title page, [1] xix, [1], 1 - 546, bound in full contemporary French mottled calf, gilt title to spine, floral gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Slight rubbing to binding, upper hinge beginning to crack but covers holding firmly, occasional pale foxing, a few pages lightly age - browned, 1 page has pin hole affecting 1 letter, easily understood, small pale brown spot to last 2 pages, short closed tear to 1 lower margin neatly repaired not affecting text, Victor Froussard's name on a small label mounted at top of half - title and his name stamped in ink. Binding tight and firm, a very good copy. John Marra's book first appeared anonymously in England in 1775. It was the first full account published of Cook's second voyage and was a first hand account as Marra was an Irish gunner on the Resolution. It contained many observations and incidents which did not appear in the official account which appeared 18 months later. It contained an account of the Adventure's time on the Tasmanian coast and It also contained the first printed account of the Antarctic based on actual observation, the Resolution having crossed the Antarctic circle at 3 points. See The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 1, No. 107; Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 234 No 1272. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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 [.].

      - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La generation ou exposition des phenomenes relatifs a cette fonction nature EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Des Ventes de la Doué, 1774. Fine. Chez Des Ventes de la Doué, à Paris 1774, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20cm), vj (2) 641pp. et (4) 548pp., relié. - Original French edition and first translation into the vernacular after the Latin original, which had appeared in the Elementa PHYSIOLOGICA in 8 volumes, published from 1757 to 1766. Full blond speckled calf. Back to bands decorated. Parts of title and volume numbers in red morocco. Caps head frayed, ditto for the tail cap Volume 2, Volume 2, the blunt Two Piece volume number of Volume 1 missing corners. Some yellowed. Major study of the phenomenon of generation of fertilization and embryology, with a description of the sexual organs and their function. In preparing a statement of contemporary knowledge, Haller denies certain claims previously established, including that of Malpighi, and establish new, clearing the way for new people come into the world. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [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. Reliure en plein veau blond moucheté. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaisons en maroquin rouge. Coiffes de tête élimées, idem pour la coiffe de queue du tome 2. Deux coins émoussés au tome 2. Pièce de tomaison du tome 1 manquante. Quelques feuillets jaunis. Importante étude consacrée au phénomène de la génération, de la fécondation et de l'embryologie, avec une description des organes sexuels et de leur fonction. 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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        A Father's Legacy to his daughters ?the fourth edition

      London: for W, Strahan [etc.], 1774. Fourth edition. Pp. [i]-x[-xii]; 1-132. Half-title. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco lettering-piece to spine. Provenance: P. Johnston, Lincoln's Inn (inscription). Fourth edition. Pp. [i]-x[-xii]; 1-132. Half-title. 1 vols. 12mo. An excellent copy of an unusually early edition of this best-seller: but a work that did not find favour with Mary Wollstonecraft. The author, Dr. John Gregory, served as professor of medicine at the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. The present work was written in 1761 after the death of his wife, but was not published until 1774, after Dr. Gregory's own death. It proved to be his most popular book, going through a great many editions (at least six appeared in 1774). It served as a sort of memorial to his wife, and he included his wife's thoughts about the education of their two daughters, the eldest of whom was Dorothea Gregory (d. 1830). "He may have incorporated the advice given him by his friend and celebrated bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, who approved his pattern of educating the girls 'in a philosophical simplicity'" (L. Hunt. Montagu MSS, MO 3183, Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter, 9 September 1766). "This little work was not intended for publication, but was to be given to his daughters after his death. However, it was published by his son James in 1774 and was an immediate success, running into many editions and translations. The work contains advice on religion and moral conduct, female friendship, and behaviour towards the opposite sex, principally regarding love and marriage. Deploring the forwardness and freedom of contemporary female manners, Gregory argued that modesty, delicacy, and elegance would better secure men's respect and admiration. His concern for his daughters' reputations in the world led him to advocate caution and prudence; thus he advised them to conceal their learning and wit, advice that was scornfully dismissed as a system of dissimulation by Mary Wollstonecraft in Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (Oxford DNB).

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        Anecdotes Chinoises Japonoises Siamoises Tonquinoises &c dans lesquell EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Vincent, 1774. Fine. Chez Vincent, à Paris 1774, In 8 (11x17,5cm), 422. 234. 52 . 32pp., relié. - first edition and only edition of this book. (Barbier, dict. Anonymous works I, 179). Separate pagination for each parties.Plein calf and marbled iced time. Back tooled raised. part of title in red morocco. Misses the first page faux guard. Yellow wetness on the title page and the first 5 sheets up to estompant.Célèbre historical study of morals and religious customs of these peoples. The first chapter on China includes 422P, 234P one on the Japan, 37p. to Siam and the same for the Tonquin and Cochin China; last section is devoted to the people and kingdoms on the peninsula lying beyond the Ganges: Laos, Cambodia ... --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale et unique édition de cet ouvrage. (Barbier, dict. des ouvrages anonymes I, 179). Paginations séparées pour chacune des parties. Reliure en plein veau d'époque glacé et marbré. Dos à nerfs orné. pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Manque la première page de garde marbrée. Mouillure jaune sur la page de titre et les 5 premiers feuillets allant s'estompant. Célèbre étude historique, des mœurs et coutumes religieuses de ces peuples. Le premier chapitre sur la chine comprend 422p, celui sur le Japon 234p, 37p. pour le Siam et autant pour le Tonquin et la Cochinchine ; une dernière partie est consacrée aux peuples et royaumes sur la péninsule se trouvant au-delà du Gange : Laos, Cambodge...

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        Letters to married women. The third edition, revised, and considerably enlarged

      London: printed for the author; and sold by G. Kearsly, 1774. 12mo., xvii + (3) + 256pp., including the leaf of advertisements before the main register (advertising Smith's Family Physician>), with the contemporary armorial bookplate of Grant Mitchell on front pastedown and the near-contemporary signature of Charlotta Amelia Mitchell >on title-page, contemporary plain sheep, worn at joints. A very good crisp copy. First published in 1767: 2nd ed. 1768: 3rd ed. 1774. Translated into French 1770: into Dutch 1775: and the 1st American edition, Philadelphia 1792. Although copies of the first three editions of Smith's popular little work are now very scarce, later editions, particularly those of the 6th ed. of 1792, are relatively common. Letters to married women> is a group of 15 'letters' in each of which the author addresses various aspects of pregnancy and child care (Letters I - XII), milk (Letter XIII), the sick chamber (Letter XIV), and old age and death (Letter XV), the last letter being dated March 20, 1774. It is primarily, though, on the subject of pregnancy, infancy, and children that Smith's book was considered an authority. The first two chapters, however, consider the subject of 'marks' or birthmarks, and Smith goes about showing that the popular view that such marks 'have been generally considered as the effect of a fright, or a disappointment of the mothers longings' has no scientific validity. The author, although a convinced advocate of breast feeding - and he also warns of the 'evils' of 'delivering children to the care of foster-nurses' - describes here an artificial breast or infant suckling system of his own design. 'Since this book made its first appearance', Smith writes, 'I have contrived a milk-pot for my own nursery ... For the satisfaction of my readers I shall give a description of it. This pot is somewhat in form like an urn; it contains a little more than a quarter of a pint; its handle, and neck or spout, are not unlike those of a coffee-pot, except that the neck of this arises from the very bottom of the pot, and is very small ... The end of the spout is a little raised, and forms a roundish knob, somewhat in appearance like a small heart; this is perforated by three or four small holes: a piece of fine rag is tied loosely over it, which serves the child to play with, instead of the nipple, and through which, by the infant's sucking, the milk is constantly strained. The child is equally satisfied as it would be with the breast; it never wets him in the least; he is obliged to labour for every drop he receives in the same manner as when at the breast; and, greatly in recommendation of this contrivance, the nurses confess it is more convenient than a boat, and that it saves a great deal of trouble in the feeding of an infant; which is the greatest security to parents, that their servants will use it, when they themselves are not present' Smith concludes by announcing that 'the model of this milk-pot is left with Mr. Morrison, at the Three Kings, in Cheapside, for the benefit of the public. The milk-pots are now also made in the Queen's-ware, in order that the poor may be accommodated'. Hugh Smith, M.D. (1736?-1789), from a family of medical practitioners, practised at Hatton Garden in London, having graduated M.D. from Leyden in 1755. He married the wealthy daughter of Archibald Maclean of Trevor Park, East Barnet.

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

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1774. First Edition, with half-titles. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals now in her Possession. Engraved frontispiece portrait after he painting by Hoare. 2 vols. 4to (28 x 22 cm.). Full contemporary polished tree calf, ornately gilt spines with central floral and basket devices in each panel, spines with red and green leather labels lettered in gilt. Joints to both volumes starting (but sound), light rubbing to head of volume one and to edges of both; interiors clean and crisp; early owner's signature on title-page of volume I. Overall, a very impressive set in a handsome binding of the period. First Edition, with half-titles. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the Originals now in her Possession. Engraved frontispiece portrait after he painting by Hoare. 2 vols. 4to (28 x 22 cm.). First Edition of Chesterfield's Letters in Beautiful Contemporary Binding. Rothschild 596

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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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        La generation ou exposition des phenomenes relatifs a cette fonction nature EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Des Ventes de la Doué, 1774. Fine. Chez Des Ventes de la Doué, à Paris 1774, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm), vj (2) 641pp. et (4) 548pp., reliés. - French Edition and first translation into the vernacular after the Latin original, which had appeared in the Elementa PHYSIOLOGICA in 8 volumes, published from 1757 to 1766. Binding in full brown calf granite contemporary. Back with nerves of irons in the thistle in boxes. Part of title and volume number in red morocco decorated. Tail wheels. Triple mentoring net on the boards with angular irons. Inner geometric frieze. Cailloutées slices. 3 corners bumped. Traces of rubbing the joints and borders. Missing a cover page to Volume I. Bel well connected exemplary. Important study devoted to the phenomenon of generation, fertilization and embryology, with a description of the sexual organs and their function. In drawing up a statement of contemporary knowledge, Haller refuted certain previously established theories, including that of Malpighi, and establish new, clarifying how new individuals are born. - [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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        Voyages méttalurgiques au Recherches et observations sur le mines et forges de fer, la fabrication de l' acier, celle du fer - blanc, et plusieurs mines de charbon de terre, faites depuis l' année 1717 jusques et compris 1769...

      Gabriel Aegnault 1774 Jars, Gabriel. Voyages méttalurgiques au Recherches et observations sur le mines et forges de fer, la fabrication de l' acier, celle du fer - blanc, et plusieurs mines de charbon de terre, faites depuis l' année 1717 jusques et compris 1769, en Allemagne, Suède, Norvege, Angleterre et Ecosse. Suivie d' un Mémoire sur la circulation de l' air dand les mines, & d' une notice de la Jurisprudence des mines de charbon dans le Pays de Liege, la Province de Limbourg & le Comté de Namur. Avec figures... Lyon, Gabriel Aegnault, 1774. In - 4°, cartone coevo. xxxii, 416 pp. e 10 tavole incise in rame ripiegate f.t. E' il solo primo volume di tre pubblicati fino al 1781. Ottimo esemplare intonso. Hoover, Coll. of mining and metallurgy, 452: >

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        Notizie storiche profane delle citt? d'Asti divise in libri contenuti in alcuni volumi. Compilazione Vol. I ( - II)

      Appresso Francesco Pila Stampatore Vescovile 1774-76 2 voll. in 8, pp. XXXII + 174 + (1) + (1b) + 16 + (4b); VIII + 227 + (1b) con?2 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq. di cui una con monete e l'altra con grande stemma?dei Cacherano. Ex libris al verso del fr. di Giuseppe Stefano Incisa (Asti, 1742 - ivi, 1819), noto storico e cronista, autore di una Cronaca della citt?di Asti in 43 volumi manoscritti, uno per anno dal 1776 al 1818.?Sporadiche fioriture della carta. Bella legatura in p. pl. coeva con fregi a secco ai p. Importante opera,?dedicata a Giuseppe Ercole, figlio del?conte di Cacherano, che raccoglie notizie storiche relative ad Asti. L'opera venne infatti?iniziata da Giovanni Battista Cacherano di Osasco, che non pot? completarla a causa della prematura morte. Il comune affid? allora l'incarico al Molina che si avvalse della collaborazione di Sebastiano Provenzale e del Tessier. ITA

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        Prof-öfwersättning af then heliga skrift, på hans kongl. maj:ts nådigste befallning, af then till swenska bibeltolkningens öfwerseende i nåder förordnade särskilde commission [An attempt to translate the Holy Scriptures .]. + Prof-öfwersättning af then heliga skrift, åttonde stycket, som innehåller propheten Esaia [An attempt to translate the Holy Scriptures, the eight part, which contains the Prophet Isaiah]. + Prof-öfwersättning af thet Nya testamentet, på hans kongl. maj:ts nådigsta befallning, författad af then till swenska bibel-tolkningens öfwerseende, i nåder förordnade särskilda commission [An attempt to translate the New Testament .].

      1774 - Stockholm, J. Pfeiffer, 1774. 4:o. (4),84,1-72,1-54,1-66,1-99,(1 blank),1-92,1-102,1-102,1-101,(1 blank),1-110,1-118 pp. + Stockholm, Kongl ordens-tryckeriet, 1782. 4:o. (2),82,1-181,(1 blank),1-95,(1 blank),1-154,1-84 pp. + Stockholm, Kongl. ordens-tryckeriet, 1780. 4:o. (2),55,(1 blank),1-35,(1 blank),1-60,1-44,1-59,(1 blank),1-24,1-22,1-16,1-24,1-22,1-68 pp.Two volumes in contemporary marbled calf with raised bands, spines richly gilt and with red and green morocco labels. Covers with narrow gilt border, cover edges decorated in blind, all edges gilt. Spines slightly faded and with minor defects at bottom. Covers slightly scratched and with minor dampstains. Occasional foxing and ruststains.Darlow and Moule Historical catalogue of the printed editions of holy scripture 8828. Published in fifteen parts between 1774 and 1793 with the 27 text passages divided in no particular order. These parts were supplied with separate title leaves which for obvious reasons usually were discarded in connection with the binding and regrouping of the booklets, of which all are known in several variants. In this copy the separate title-leaf to Isaiah in the Old Testament is preserved. The Swedish Bible Commission was set up in 1773 by King Gustav III by initiative of Bishop Jacob Serenius. It consisted of 21 members, apart from Serenius himself, C. F. Mennander, G. A. Liljestråle, N. Rosén von Rosenstein, J. Ihre, P. W. Wargentin and above all Carl Aurivillius and later J. A. Tingstadius. The great botanist Linnaeus was also a member of the commission, in which he mainly served as an expert on the subjects of zoology and botany. There are docoments preserved from this period where Linnaeus presents an odd theory regarding the bone from which Eve was created, a theory which however was passed over in silence in the finished translation. It took twenty years to complete the work, after which it was presented to the Swedish clergy. The commission received severe criticism for lacking an ear for the language of devotion, among other things. The translation was not approved at the Council of Uppsala in 1793 and the commission had to begin again with new members and more explicit guidelines. The work was not finished until 1917, when the Bible Commission of 1773 finally was dispersed as one of the longest working official committees in Swedish history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théatre avec des commentaires et autres morceaux intéressans

      Genève [Berlin]: S.n. [Rottmann], 1774. Fine. S.n. [Rottmann], Genève [Berlin] 1774, in-4 (19,5x26cm), 8 volumes reliés. - Beautiful edition, illustrated with a title frontispiece with carved bust of Corneille, engraved by Watelet after Pierre, and 34 figures out text engraved intaglio according Plover, placed in ornate frames of Louis XV style Also due to this artist. Binders of the time in full mottled calf blond. Back with five nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets and parts of title and volume number of red and green morocco. Double net gilded on the cuts. All marbled edges. Small and clever restorations binding. Very nice copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Belle édition, illustrée d'un titre-frontispice avec le buste sculpté de Corneille, gravé par Watelet d'après Pierre, et de 34 figures hors texte gravées en taille-douce d'après Gravelot, placées dans des encadrements ornementés de style Louis XV également dus à cet artiste. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau blond marbré. Dos à cinq nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et vert. Double filet doré sur les coupes. Toutes tranches marbrées. Petites et habiles restaurations à la reliure. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Traité des rivières et des torrents Augmenté du traité des canaux navigabl EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1774. Fine. De l'Imprimerie Royale, à Paris 1774, In-4 (19,5x25,7cm), xxiij-248pp, relié. - Original edition. Binding in full mottled calf ice time. Back with nerves decorated. As an exhibit in red morocco. Triple mentoring net on the dishes. gilt edges. Beautiful specimen, in a beautiful period binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française par De Serrey, illustrée de 2 cartes dépliantes  (cour du Primaro et plan du canal de Suede), et d'1 tableau dépliant. Reliure en plein veau marbré glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin vert. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire, dans une bonne reliure d'époque. Exposé fort complet sur l'état des connaissances de l'époque concernant les rivières, fleuves et cours d'eau, leur débit, sur les alluvions, du lit des rivières et comment les changer, leur pente, l'embouchure à la mer... Frisi cite en outre toutes les études et ouvrages qui ont été écrits sur ce domaine. L'auteur mathématicien est un observateur scientifique, non un glosateur, et c'est sur le terrain et réalisant lui-même les expériences et les calculs qu'il forme ses théories et invalide celle qui ont été déjà faites. L'auteur s'attarde particulièrement sur le cas du cours du Primaro, qui devait concentrer les eaux du Pô et d'autres rivières.

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        Collection complète des Oeuvres de J-J Rousseau

      Londres (Bruxelles): S.n., 1774. Fine. S.n., Londres (Bruxelles) 1774 -1783, 12 tomes en 12 volumes in-4 (21x28,5cm), reliés. - New edition illustrated with a portrait of the author engraved by A. de Saint-Aubin from La Tour, 12 jewels on securities, for Choffard, The Barber and Moreau, engraved by Choffard, Dambrun and Leveau, and 37 Figures by Moreau and Le Barbier, engraved by Choffard, Dambrun, elder Launay Launay young - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur, gravé par A. de Saint-Aubin d'après La Tour, 12 fleurons sur les titres, par Choffard, Le Barbier et Moreau, gravés par Choffard, Dambrun et Leveau, et 37 figures par Moreau et Le Barbier, gravées par Choffard, Dambrun, de Launay aîné, de Launay jeune, Duclos, Duflos, Halbou, Ingouf, Lemire, Leveau, Martini, Romanet, Saint-Aubin, Simonet et Trière, dont 20 avant la lettre, particulièrement bien gravées. En voici le détail : 6 figures pour Les oeuvres diverses, 6 figures pour le théâtre, 13 figures pour la Nouvelle Heloïse, 9 figures pour l'Emile, 3 figures pour les Confessions. Le dictionnaire de musique contient 13 planches de partitions dépliantes. On ne confondra pas cette édition pour laquelle les gravures de Moreau ont été faites avec celle de Genève, plus tardive, parue entre 1782 et 1790 en 17 volumes in-4, à laquelle sont ajoutées parfois les gravures, et qui est moins précieuse et recherchée. L'un des plus beaux livres illustrés de Moreau Le Jeune. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau blond. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièce de titre et de tomaison de maroquin brun. Toutes tranches marbrées. Coiffe de tête du tome 1 élimée, trois autres accidentées sans manques. Mors fendus aux tomes 1 et 12. Frottements et épidermures. Quelques pâles mouillures. Cahier Ooo plus court dans le tome VI ; une déchirure sans manque à la page 89 du tome VII, ainsi qu'une déchirure en coin à la page 283 du tome XII. Bon exemplaire. Il s'agit sans conteste de la plus belle et de la plus luxueuse des éditions complètes de Rousseau. Elle contient en outre en originale collective, dans les oeuvres posthumes, non seulement les six premiers livres des Confessions, dont les six derniers paraîtront pour la première fois en 1788, mais également Les rêveries du promeneur solitaire et Rousseau juge de Jean-Jacques (pour la première fois complet).  

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        Nouvelle chymie du goût et de l'odorat

      à Paris: Chez Pissot, 1774. Fine. Chez Pissot, à Paris 1774, 2 tomes en un fort Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), xlviij, 210pp. ; 320pp. (6), relié. - New edition, completely revised and expanded, illustrated with 6 boards by De La Gardette. First and third edition under the title, it is considered as the best published. Full brown calf and marbled ice. Back tooled raised. Part of title morocco beige. Cap head shaved. a dull corner. Title page of the second part missing, this is only the half-title separating the first from the second. Jaw cracked. Missing the lower joint tail. This classic book on distillation (flowers, liqueurs, wines, teas, syrups, perfume ...) begins with a strange analogy between music and flavors, even to match the notes of the C range each type of flavor. Very large number of practical recipes. The last chapter concerns the physiological observations on the use of liquors. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, entièrement refondue et augmentée, illustrée de 6 planches par De La Gardette. Troisième édition et première sous ce titre, elle est considérée comme la meilleure parue. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré et glacé. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin beige. Coiffe de tête arasée. un coin émoussé. Page de titre de la seconde partie absente, seul est présent le faux-titre séparant la première de la seconde. Mors fendillés. Manque au mors inférieur en queue. Cet ouvrage classique sur la distillation (fleurs, liqueurs, vins, infusions, syrops, parfums...) débute par une étrange analogie entre la musique et les saveurs, allant même jusqu'à faire correspondre les notes de la gamme d'ut à chaque type de saveur. Très grand nombre de recettes pratiques. Le dernier chapitre concernent les observations physiologiques sur l'usage des liqueurs. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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      Paris: chez Prault: , 1774. Paris: chez Prault 1774. First edition of "The first French book on picturesque gardening... (It) occupies a position in the forefront of the development of French picturesque gardening design and theory." (Wiebenson. THE PICTURESQUE GARDEN IN FRANCE, pp. 64-5). Watelet was a financier, artist, poet and aesthetic theorist whose own garden at Moulin Joli, begun in the 1750s on a natural and picturesque site on three small islands in the river Seine near Paris, was among the earliest and most significant French gardens laid out in the natural style. Watelet was a central figure in an important artistic and literary circle which included Francois Boucher, Hubert Robert, d'Alembert, and Vigée-Lebrun. These were frequent visitors to Moulin-Joli, which was also visited by Marie Antoinette (while she was still planning her Hameau), Walpole, De Lille, and De Ligne, among others. Watelet describes the garden in the last 23 pages of his ESSAI. There is also a lengthy description of a Chinese garden (based on Liu-Chou's ESSAI SUR LES JARDINS DES CHINOIS). Ganay 82; Berlin Cat. 34 8vo (19.3 x 12.5 cm); (iv) + 160 pp +(iv) pp. with engraved title page vignette, one decorative chapter head piece, and chapter tail pieces. Contemporary marbled paper covers dog-earred, spine perished; internally, sewing firm, light foxing to preliminaries only.

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        Precis du Siecle de Louis XV, Par M. de Voltaire. 1774. First edition. Two volumes

      A Geneve: np, 1774. First edition. . Full calf. Marbled end papers. Ribbed spines. Very nice set. Outer joints starting to split. Octavo. . Two volumes. Rare.

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        Théatre, avec des commentaires, et autres morceaux intéressans

      Beautiful edition, illustrated with a title frontispiece with carved bust of Corneille, engraved by Watelet after Pierre, and 34 figures out text engraved intaglio according Plover, placed in ornate frames of Louis XV style Also due to this artist.Binders of the time in full mottled calf blond. Back with five nerves decorated with boxes and gilded florets and parts of title and volume number of red and green morocco. Double net gilded on the cuts. All marbled edges.Small and clever restorations binding.Very nice copy. S.n. [Rottmann] Genève [Berlin] 1774 in-4 (19,5x26cm) 8 volumes reliés

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        Gesamtansicht rheinabwärts gesehen von Andernach, Schloss Friedrichstein (Neuwied) sowie dem Ortsteil Neuwied-Fahr ('Andernach aan den Rhyn, en daar tegen over het zogenoemde Duivelshuis en het Dorpjen Fhar').

      - Kupferstich b. Saakes, 1774, 20,5 x 32,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A DISCOURSE PREACHED DECEMBER 15th 1774. Being the Day Recommended by the Provincial Congress, To Be Observed in Thanksgiving to God for the Blessings Enjoyed; and Humiliation on Account of Public Calamities.

      Boston: Printed by D. Kneeland; and Sold by Samuel Webb, in Queen-Street. 1774. 39, [1] pp. Last page a blank. Overall VG (paper beginning to brown, as usual/sewn thread present, but snapped).

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      Philadelphia: Re-Printed by John Dunlap, 1774.. 22 [of 23]pp. Last leaf provided in expert facsimile. Half antique calf and marbled boards. A bit tanned. Overall just about very good. The extremely rare John Dunlap second edition, and first obtainable edition, of Thomas Jefferson's first book, a central document of the Revolution. "This is Jefferson's first separately printed book and, according to Randolph Adams is one of the four fundamental works relating to the Revolution...The SUMMARY VIEW should be required reading for those who today are inclined to minimize and excuse the conduct of the British towards our ancestors" - Streeter. Jefferson submitted this petition to the Virginia convention, with the intent that it be sent to King George. Because of its strong tone it was never sent, but printed copies circulated in America and a London edition appeared as well. It was an extraordinary debut, and its success was probably responsible for Jefferson's election to the Second Continental Congress and his role in drafting the Declaration of Independence. The first edition of the SUMMARY VIEW was printed in a small edition at Williamsburg, also in 1774, and survives in seven known copies, six in institutions (the last copy at auction, in 1991, realized $231,000, and is in a private collection). Another copy of the present edition realized $27,500 the same year. The present copy, with only the final paragraph in facsimile, was sold by this firm to the collector Laird Park, and appeared in his sale in 2000. We are pleased to now offer it again. The two copies mentioned seem to be the only ones to trade in the last thirty years. HOWES J79. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 74-37a. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE 119b. STREETER SALE 754. EVANS 13351. SABIN 35918.

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        Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntniss und derselben nützlichsten Anwendung.

      Zürich, In Verlag des Waysenhauses 1774 (-1777).. Folio. 129 S., 1 gedruckte Tabelle, mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette, 2 gestochenen handkolorierten Tafeln "Primae Lineae Botanicae" und 101 handkolorierte Holzschnitte auf 100 Tafeln. Pergamentband der Zeit.. Nissen BBI 1761. - Stafleu-C. 10722. - Erste Ausgabe der Zürcher Botanik unter Verwendung eines Teils der Originalholzstöcke aus Leonhard Fuchs "Historia stirpium" Basel 1542 die sich in der Familie Gessner fanden. Die Tafeln wurden von den Kindern des Waisenhauses koloriert. Die Tafel 47 mit 2 Darstellungen auf der Vor- und Rückseite. Die vorgestellten Tafeln zur Erklärung von Linnes System wurden von J.B.Bullinger nach Zeichnungen von Schinz gestochen. Salomon Schinz (1734 - 1784) studierte Medizin in Leiden, arbeitete als Arzt in Zürich, ab 1771 auch am Waisenhaus. Er gilt als einer der wichtigsten Förderer der Naturwissenschaften in Zürich. Der Text enthält, neben den Erklärungen zum Entstehen des Werkes und den botanischen Erläuterungen auch im Erstdruck seine berühmte, 1775 all Broschüre erschienenen "Reise auf den Uetliberg". - Vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig. Wenige Tafeln mit Farbverwischungen. Die beiden Tafeln der "Primae Lineae" am äusseren Rand mit Läsuren. Einige Blätter mit Falzrissen. Einband am oberen Kapital angerissen.

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      Mount Vernon. March 21, 1774.. [2]pp., with original transmittal envelope affixed to the verso. Some fold separations, minor toning, minor tape repairs on verso, inscription erased on verso. Good. An interesting pre-Revolutionary Washington letter dealing with surveying and real estate matters in Virginia. Washington writes to Peter Hoge (or Hog), who was a captain in the Virginia Regiment of 1754 at its capitulation at Fort Necessity, and continued to serve as a captain in Washington's Virginia Regiment after 1755. Here, Washington states that the "design of my giving you the trouble of this Letter, is to request the favour of you to aid Captn Crawford in qualifying, & giving Security, to his Commission as assistant Surveyor to Colo. Thomas Lewis." Washington is worried that "there will be no court in Augusta to do business in the next month, but that, if he will get there a few days before (which he strongly urges both to Capt. Crawford & myself), he has no doubt but through your means, a few of the Magistrates & Clerk may be conven'd to do this business, for the accomplishment of which I heartily wish." Washington continues his remarks on Crawford and then discusses further land deals along the Ohio River: "Lord Dunmore hath Interested himself a good deal in behalf of this appointment of Captn. Crawfords, recommending him, himself, by Letter to Col. Lewis. - his immediate qualification therefore, to act, is highly necessary. As I wrote you a very long letter sometime ago, respecting our Landed matters in the western world, I have a little to add on that score, as you have doubtless received it though detained even longer than I had any Idea of by the waters preventing Capt. Crawfords getting to the intended meeting of the Sandy Creek Claimts at Winchester the 5th Inst." The Sandy Creek claim was a tract of some 28,000 acres of land on the Ohio River near present-day Ravenswood, West Virginia. Washington was one of sixty-one claimants on the land, which was divided up in May 1774. The letter is of particular interest for demonstrating Washington's life-long passion for accumulating land holdings and his many speculations in western lands. Like a number of the Founding Fathers, Washington's desire to hold western lands was a motivating factor in his support for the Revolution. Within a few months of writing this letter Washington was representing Virginia at the First Continental Congress. This letter is known to THE PAPERS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, published in volume 10 of that publication. It is noted by the National Archives' Founders Online project as residing at the Webb Shadle Memorial Library in Pleasantville, Iowa, who sold it at Sotheby's, New York on January 26, 1983. W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig, eds. THE PAPERS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, Colonial Series, vol. 10, 21 March 1774 ?- 15 June 1775. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995, pp.1?-2.

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        L';homme du monde éclairé par les arts

      Paris, Monory, Amsterdam 1774 - 2 volumes in-8. Collation : (4), XVIII, 303 pp. / (4), 327 pp. Veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque.). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ First edition, posthumous work completed and published by Bastide. Jacques-François Blondel (1705 - 1774) was the great teacher of architecture of the eighteenth-century. In this last book, he wanted to expose his doctrine on arts and good taste. Numerous artists are quoted, painters, sculptors, architects . which we find short biographies at the end. Small hole on the bottom of a hinge. Very nice copy. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Première édition, ouvrage posthume achevé et publié par Bastide. Jacques-François Blondel (1705 - 1774) a été le grand professeur d'architecture du XVIIIe siècle. Dans ce qui a été donc son dernier ouvrage, il a voulu exposer sa doctrine des arts et du bon goût. C'est une correspondance amoureuse entre le comte de Saleran et la comtesse de Vaujeu, une façon de rendre attrayantes ses considérations esthétiques pour les lecteurs de son époque. Le comte initie la comtesse au bon goût à travers la description de différentes constructions, des décorations intérieures, des jardins. Il donne les préceptes de l'art et n'hésite pas à critiquer vivement certaines pratiques. De très nombreux artistes sont cité, peintres, sculpteurs, architectes., dont on trouve de courtes notices biographiques à la fin. La pagination saute T2, de 263 à 274 sans manque. Petit trou sur le bas d'une charnière. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Barbierstube mit Affen und Hunden bei menschlichen Tätigkeiten.

      - Feder in Grau, über Bleistift, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: D & C Blauw, rechts unten signiert „A. Radl". 17,6:22,6 cm. Provenienz: Dr. Julius Cahn, Basel, ehemals Frankfurt a.M. Literatur: Ausst. Katalog:Anton Radl 1774-1852. Maler und Kupferstecher. Frankfurt a. M., Museum Giersch 2008, Nr. 94, Abb. Seite 218. Vorzeichnung zu einer Gouache, im Besitz der Graph. Sammlung Städel (Inv. Nr. 1770). Die Zeichnung ist nach einem Kupferstich von Pieter van der Borcht (ca. 1535-1608) entstanden. Vgl. New Hollstlein 197. Der gebürtiger Wiener Landschafts- und Genremaler Anton Radl war wohl zu Lebzeiten einer der angesehensten Künstler der Mainstadt. Nach 1889 verließ er seine Heimat und gelangte über Brüssel, Aachen und Köln nach Frankfurt am Main, wo er bis zu seinem Tode leben sollte. Zunächst ging er hier in die Lehre des bekannten Verlegers J.G. Prestel (1739-1808), für den er auch Vorlagen nach Werken alter Meister für dessen druckgraphische Reproduktionen lieferte. Andere Themen waren zeitgenössischen Inhalts, wie Genreszenen aus den Napoleon. Kriegen, oder Ansichten mittelalterlicher Burgruinen und Stadtbefestigungen. Nach 1800 konnte er sich beim heimischen Publikum mit seinen Landschaften der Umgebung einen Namen machen. Überdies nahm seine zunehmend vielfältige druckgraphische Produktion einen bedeutenden Platz in seinem Gesamtschaffen ein.

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        A description of Patagonia, and the adjoining parts of South America and some particulars relating to the Falklands Islands

      1774 - A Jesuit traveller in Patagonia, after serving in a ship trafficking slaves. 1774. Hereford. C. Puch. In 4to (265 mm x 203 mm). 2 ff. + 10 + 144 + 2 folding maps. Nineteenth century half morocco by Lloyd of London, upper cover lettered in gilt “Cruising Association Library”, raised bands to spine, tooled and lettered in gilt, with monogram “C” to lower compartment of spine. Excellent copy, very large; with crisp paper and virtually flawless examples of the two folding maps. First edition. Falkner (1702 – 1784) was a singular character, born a Calvinist in Manchester; he studied medicine in England and in 1729 enrolled in a slave-trafficking vessel, which took him to Buenos Aires –along with their cargo. There, after falling ill, a Jesuit Priest convinced him of abandoning Calvinism and converting into Catholicism. Falkner became a Jesuit in Cordoba, travelling extensively throughout Argentina and working in Paraguay, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman and other places for 38 years. His travels were the basis of his work, consisting of entirely new information. Falkner is one of the first to dispute the existence of a race of giants in Patagonia. The map, in two sheets by Thomas Kitchin, is extraordinary, probably one of the most detailed of the region to date; embellished with a large cartouche portraying natives of the Patagonia “The Great Cacique Cangapol”, it is mentioned in pp. 26 “I have endeavored to draw his likeness as well as I could by memory. . . . He must have been seven feet and some inches in height; because, on tiptoe, I could not reach to the top of his head”. Sabin, 23734. Palau, 86485. Streit, 972. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theologia Moralis

      Matthäus Riegers, Augsburg 1774 - Deutsche Erstauflage Teil II & III von 1774-1778 (2 Bände) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      . Mit des Herrn Verfassers Genehmhaltung aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Johann Friedrich Schiller. 3 Bände. Haude und Spener, Bln. 1774. 5 Bl., 54 S., 1 Bl., 459 S.; 6 Bl., 408 S.; 1 Bl., 413 S. mit 52 meist gefalteten Kupfter-Tafeln und -Karten. 4°. Ppbde. d. Zt. mit Rückensch. Gelenke locker, Beschabt u. bestoßen, Papierbezug fehlt teilweise, Kanten u. Rücken beschäd. Buchblöcke gut. Die Kupfer in hervorragenden, gratigen Abdrucken, nur vereinzelt Stockfl. Frisches breitrandiges Exemplar. - Erste dt. Ausgabe. - John Hawkesworth wurde von Lord Sandwich, dem Ersten Lord der Admiralität, mit der Herausgabe der Reiseberichte von Byron, Wallis, Carteret und - last not least - James Cook (1. Reise) betraut. "Innerhalb eines Jahrzehnts hat Cook mehr von der Erdoberfläche entschleiert als irgend ein Reisender vor ihm, und im Pazifik, seiner Hauptdomäne, leistete er mehr als alle seine Vorgänger zusammen " (Henze). Hawkesworth fand in seiner Heimat nicht denselben einhelligen Beifall: Seine Weigerung, die Manuskripte weiter zu "glätten" und die Vorsehung als Auftraggeber und Nothelfer der britischen Seefahrt in die Berichte "einzubauen", mußte religiös-konservative Kreise ebenso provozieren wie die unverhohlene romantische Sympathie des Gentleman für die "Naturmenschen". Das französische und deutsche Publikum jedoch war von den sofort erscheinenden Übersetzungen fasziniert..

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        Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq

      London: J. Dodsley, 1774. Two volumes, large quarto, engraved portrait frontispiece; internally very good in full contemporary polished calf, spines worn (labels and headbands incomplete), joints starting. Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield to his beloved son Philip, who died prematurely and dashed the aspirations of his father of a meteoric political career for his son. Stanhope was a pre-eminent politician of his generation, renowned for his incisive wit and powerful oratory. His epistolary record of his son reveals an uncommon command of language while providing good insight into the climate of the Court of George I.

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        Tableau du Ministere de Colbert.

      Amsterdam et se trouve a Paris, Lejay, Bastien, Petit Lyon, Angot, 1774.. Octavo. Pp. 152. Half-title present. Nice publisher's device to title, large decorative head-piece. Foot- and shoulder notes. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and handsome marbled boards, gilt-ruled spine, green morocco label lettered in gilt, all edges sprinkled blue. Overall a fine, handsome copy (some browning to endpapers). ~ First edition. Attributed to Fabre de Charrin (Barbier, Dict. des ouvrages anonymes, v. 4, col. 644). KVK lists only 5 copies: Union Catalog Italy; Austrian National Library; British Union Catalog; and French and German Union Catalogs. Union Catalog of Canada lists a copy in microform..

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        Joseph Banks Esq

      London: W. Dickinson, 1774. Mezzotint engraving, 500 x 360 mm; framed. Joseph Banks in his twenties. The classic portrait of Banks as a young man. Only twenty-eight or twenty-nine years of age, Banks is shown sitting confidently at his desk, surrounded by the accoutrements of his science: books, papers, and a prominently placed world globe.The mezzotint is based on the portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1772-3, when Banks was at the height of his fame after returning triumphant from the South Seas. His ambitions and achievements are neatly captured in the prominently placed Latin tag, "cras ingens iterabimus æquor" (Horace: "tomorrow we will be back on the vast ocean", and an intriguing choice as the engraving was published at much the same time as Banks withdrew from Cook's second voyage).The engraving was made by William Dickinson in the latter half of 1773. It was the same year that Dickinson first began to publish his own prints, after a lengthy apprenticeship and association with the painter Robert Edge Pine, at whose house in St Martin's Lane he lodged between 1768 and 1771. His relationship with Reynolds was evidently good: this was the first of no less than twenty-two mezzotints after Reynolds that he completed and this very rare and fine image of Banks is one of the most celebrated.

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        The Muses Threnodie. or, Mirthful Mournings on the Death of Mr. Gall. Containing a variety of Pleasant Poetical Descriptions, Moral Instructions, Historical Narrations, and Divine Observations, with the most remarkable Antiquities of Scotland, Especially

      Perth: Printed by George Johnson for the Editor and Robert Morison Bookseller, 1774. Book measures 7 3/8 x 5 inches. Collation, 2 volumes bound in 1, xxii, [2], 261, [1]. 200 pp, large folding map. Bound in full calf. Rebacked, retaining the original boards, raised bands, leather title label. Minor wear to board edges. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, map repaired, small stain mark to margin of 100 pages. Pages in very good condition throughout. Originally published in 1638, Adamson's Muses Threnodie was the first book to contain a reference to the game of golf, in two lines of a poem that read "and yee, my clubs, you must no more prepare/to make your bals flee whistling in the aire." This second edition, published almost 150 years later, contains a footnote to these two lines and a reference to playing golf at Perth, where Adamson was born. This is the variant with the title page only for the first volume, without a volume number. Scarce. A very nice copy, of a rare book. . Second Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Héro et Léandre, poëme de musée. Par M. M***. C**.

      - Sestos, Paris, Le Boucher, 1774. In-8, XVI-104 pp., demi-maroquin bleu nuit à coins (Lafon rel.), tête dorée. Ex-libris de G. de Saint-Geniès (n°11994, vente de sa bibliothèque in "Bulletin Morgand", 1888, 22). Frontispice (ici avant la lettre) d'après Eisen gravé par Duclos. Bel exemplaire, non rogné, bien relié, et enrichi du DESSIN ORIGINAL de Eisen, rehaussé en couleurs, qui servit pour le frontispice et relié après celui-ci. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Katze, die auf einem Hocker mit ihren drei Jungen spielt.

      . Zeitgenöss. aquarellierte Aquatinta von F. Hegi (1774-1850), auf cremefarbenem Velin. 16,5:18,8 cm. Das Aquarell, nach dem diese Aquatintaradierung entstanden ist, befindet sich in der Albertina, Wien (Inv. Nr. 5941). Vergleichsliteratur: M. Gröning/M.L. Sternath, Die deutschen und Schweizer Zeichnungen des späten 18. Jahrhunderts. Wien/Köln/Weimar, 1997, Nr. 5631 mit Abb. Sowie Farbtafel S. LX.. Mind erhielt seinen ersten Zeichenunterricht durch den Landschaftsmaler C.H. Legel (um 1775 in Bern tätig), anschließend durch den Genremaler S. Freudenberger (1745-1801) in Bern. Erst nach dem Tode Freudenbergers, dessen Zeichnungen er koloriert hatte, begann er seine Katzen-, Bären- und Kindergruppen, die er nun der Witwe Freudenbergers um geringen Lohn überließ. "Körperlich und geistig vernachlässigt, daher von den Menschen gemieden, beschäftigte sich der arme Friedli' am liebsten mit seinen Freunden, den Katzen, für deren Beobachtung und Darstellung er einen feinen Blick u. eine geschickte Hand besaß". (Boetticher).

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        Teutsche Academie der Bau-Bildhauer-und Malerkunst, worinn die Regeln und Lehrsätze dieser Künste gegeben, nicht weniger zu mehrerer Erläuterung die besten Exempel der alten und neuen Künstler in Kupfer beygefüget werden, wie solche in Rom auf das genaueste abgezeichnet sind. Nebst den Lebensbeschreibungen der besten griechischen, römischen und neuen Künstler ingleichen der Anzeige ihrer vornehmsten Werke. Zusammen getragen und mit vielen Kupfern gezieret durch Joachim von sandart auf Stockau. Nunmehr aber bey dieser neuen Ausgabe verändert, in eine bessere Ordnung gebracht und durchgehends verbessert, von Johann Jacob Volkmann. Des dritten Haupttheils zweyter Band, welcher drey Abtheilungen enthält. I. Von den alten egyptischen, griechischen und römischen Malern. II. Von den berühmtesten neuern italienischen Malern, Bildhauern und Baumeistern. III. Nachrichten von niederländischen und teutschen Malern.

      Nürnberg, verlegt von der Johann Andreas Endterischen Handlung, 1774.. Groß-4°. 40 cm. [2] Blatt, Seite [5] - 64. 6 Blatt Kupfer. Seite [65] - 208. 12 Blatt Kupfer. Seite [209] - 424, [4] Blatt Verzeichnis. Neuer Ganzlederband mit erneuerten Vorsätzen.. 2. Auflage. Graesse, Tresor des livres rares et precieux, Band VI, 264. Mit 18 Blatt Kupfern sowie 10 Textkupfern. Einige Blätter mit restaurierten Ecken. Gutes bis sehr gutes Exemplar.

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        Dem Münzvergnügen gewidmete Nebenstunden, oder Beschreibung von hundert Stück merckwürdiger und seltener Gold- und Silbermünzen.

      Nürnberg, Lochner u. Mayer, 1774.. 4to. XXXII, 439 S. Mit 2 gestochenen Vignetten und 100 Münzkupfern im Text. Leder d. Zt.. Erste Ausgabe. Matthäus Heinrich Heroldt, Kaufmann in Kitzingen, hatte sich "ein kleines Thaler- und Münzcabinet" zugelegt, das eine größere Zahl "unrecensirter" Münzen enthielt, "deren in den bekannten Münzbüchern nicht gedachte "ward. Hundert seltene Stücke aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum hat er ausgewählt, sie genau beschrieben und ausführlich erklärt.- Rücken erneuert, Innengelenke verstärkt, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Gebräunt. - Lipsius/ Leitzmann 184.

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        Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und umliegenden Ländern. Vol. 1-3

      København, Nicolaus Möller, 1774-78 & Hamburg, Friedrich Perthes, 1837. 4to. XVI + (6) + 504 + (1) + (16) + 479 + XXIV + 238 + (II) + 168 s. Foldet kart. 137 kobberstukne plansjer og kart, hvorav noen foldede. Uniformt bundet i 1800-talls grønne skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull. Vol. I. Litt sprukket i ytre øvre fals. Vol. II. S. 41-48 feilbundet. Svakt brunplettet.. Bound in uniform 19th. century half calf. Spine gilt. Large folding engraved map. 137 engraved plates and maps. Vol. I. Split in upper joint. Vol. II. PP. 41-48 misbound. Occasional browning

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        Meditaciones, que usa la Congregacion del Senor San Cayetano en los Exercicios que practica en la Auxiliar Parroquia de N. Sra. Del Rosario, donde esta establecida, Sacalas a Luz la Misma Congregacion para el Uso de sus Congregados

      Cadiz (Spain): Don Pedro Gomez de Requena, 1774. First Edition. 12mo. 106 pp. Engraved illustration, signed by Poblo Ganzino, following title-page. Bound in contemporary Spanish full red calf, interlocking gilt border ornaments on both covers, spine gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, integral satin page marker. Light scuffing of board corners and a few spots along spine, but generally quite nice. Textblock is bright and clean (endleaves with some age toning and foxing). Handwritten corrections on pages six and eight Decidedly unrecorded. Not listed in the Catalogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Espanol; not in OCLC; not in the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana; not in the University Library of Cadiz or the Public Library of Cadiz. Not listed in any Iberian bibliography consulted by us. Our associates at the Spanish Bibliographical Heritage Union Catalogue were unable to locate a copy of, or even a single reference to, the present work. We are unable to explain why the entire edition seems to have vanished from existence, despite the fact that the printer / publisher Pedro Gomez de Requena was the most popular and prolific in Cadiz at this time (more than two hundred editions from his press are recorded, but not this one). Our copy is very finely bound, no doubt for presentation. * The "Auxiliar Parroquia" to which is referred on the title-page is the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario in Cadiz, an ancient church, where there still is an altarpiece devoted to San Cayetano. A fine and desirable copy.

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        Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq.

      London: J. Dodsley, 1774. Two volumes, large quarto, engraved portrait frontispiece; internally very good in full contemporary polished calf, spines worn (labels and headbands incomplete), joints starting. Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, the fourth Earl of Chesterfield to his beloved son Philip, who died prematurely and dashed the aspirations of his father of a meteoric political career for his son. Stanhope was a pre-eminent politician of his generation, renowned for his incisive wit and powerful oratory. His epistolary record of his son reveals an uncommon command of language while providing good insight into the climate of the Court of George I.

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

      Leipzig Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf und Sohn ; 1774 - Neue [2.] Aufl.; ca 38x25 cm; 9 [statt 10 - Reihentitel nicht eingebunden] Bl„tter, 188 Seiten, 2 Bl„tter mit 71 Kupfertafeln; 8 Bl„tter, 164 Seiten, 2 Bl„tter mit 56 Kupfertafeln; Ledereinband d. Zt. mit Rckenschild (Einband etwas bestoáen und leicht berieben, Buchrcken an den Kapitalen mit kleinen Fehlstellen, vorderes fliegendes Vorsatzblatt [leer] fehlt, Reihentitel nicht mit eingebunden, Textbl„tter vereinzelt geringfgig stockfleckig oder leicht gebr„unt, Tafeln sauber; insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit den ersten beiden B„nden der Reihe) 0,000 gr.

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        Vue de Saint-Andéol. Ansicht von Saint-Andéol le Château.

      1774 1774 - Radierung und Kaltnadel, 1774, auf aufgewalztem China. 28,9:37,2 cm. Literatur: Le Blanc 75; Perez 76, IV (von IV). - Sehr guter Abdruck. 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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        Emisfero Terrestre Settentrionale tagliato su l'Equatore.

      Venezia, presso Antonio Zatta, 1774. Incisione in rame all'acquaforte, confini in colore d'epoca cm 33 x 42,8 circa (alla lastra) più margini. Rappresentazione dell'emisfero terrestre settentrionale, incisa e preparata dallo Zuliani e dal Pitteri e edita dallo Zatta. Come si dice nella lunga didascalia esplicativa al margine inferiore, nel redigere la carta e nel far riferimento alle ?terre Antartiche, ?in cui fin ora la Geografia non ha il minimo fondamento? si è fatto riferimento alle ?più probabili congeture adottando il sistema proposto dal Sig.r Robeto de Vaugundy?. É interessante come nella carta siano rappresentate le principali montuosità, con tratteggio da destra a sinistra. Esemplare in margini, in bella coloritura e in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Naauwkeurige waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van veele insekten of gekorvene diertjes.

      Amsterdam, Johannes Sluyter, 1774.. Large folio (430 x 270 mm). (4), 34, (2) pp. With etched and engr. vignette on title page (2 people in a woods, in a decorative cartouche including 2 butterflies), and 33 numbered etched and engr. plates showing 70 kinds of insects (numbered in the text), vignette and all plates in original colour. Contemp. boards covered with sprinkled paper, sewn on 4 vellum tapes.. The second, greatly enlarged edition of a set of finely etched and engraved plates depicting the metamorphosis of 70 sorts of butterflies, moths and other flying insects in their natural surroundings, the specimens collected, drawn, etched and engraved, and the descriptions written by Jacob l'Admiral (1700-70), first published in 1740 with only 25 plates. The present edition adds 8 plates prepared (along with their descriptive text) by l'Admiral but not previously published, along with a 2-page foreword by the editor, Martinus Houttuyn (1720-98). Most plates show the species as egg, larva, pupa and adult, both male and female, placed on the plants they frequent in their natural habitat. Scientifically it was a great advance over all that went before, including the pioneering work of Maria Sibylla Merian. The present foreword tells us that l'Admiral began studying butterflies at the age of ten and gives Houttuyn's personal recollections of l'Admiral and his work. He collected the specimens during thirty years of travel and intended the first edition with 25 plates to be one of four parts for a total of 100 plates. He finished only 8 additional plates before his death in 1770 and had not yet published them or his descriptions. After l'Admiral's death the bookseller Sluyter bought all the copperplates at auction and Houttuyn prepared the new descriptions from l'Admiral's manuscript. A few plates were revised after the first edition, probably by l'Admiral himself. Plate XII depicts a tulip. - With the 1896 bookplate (signed "TM") of "Tine. v. H", the artist and former prostitute Martina Hogervorst (1865-1928) who married the lithographer Theo van Hoytema in 1891 (divorced 1902), with a bird, insects and plants. In very good condition and untrimmed, with deckles intact. Spine tattered. - Nissen, ZBI 2358. Horn/Schenkling 53 ("Selten"). Landwehr, Coloured Plates 105. Cf. Hunt 514 (1740 ed.).

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