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        An Essay on the Dramatic Character of Sir John Falstaff.

      London: for T. Davies, 1777 - Octavo (213 x 132 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red morocco label, gilt rules either side of raised bands, red sprinkled edges. Early ownership inscription of W. Radcliffe on front pastedown, under remains of bookplate. Headcap worn, joints cracked at head and tail but holding firm, a couple of creased corners, contents clean, a very good copy. With the half-title. First edition. Morgann "took issue with Dr Johnson as to whether the knight was a fat, drunken coward or a figure worthy of admiration. In a close analysis of Shakespeare's technique as a dramatist, Morgann argued that Shakespeare's intent was to gain sympathy from the audience for Falstaff at the expense of the virtuous young king and, in doing so, reverse or question accepted moral values. Consequently, in Morgann's essay, Falstaff becomes something of a witty, good-natured Don Quixote figure who displays true courage" (ODNB). Johnson's response was scornful – "Why, Sir, we shall have the man come forth again; and as he has proved Falstaff to be no coward, he may prove Iago to be a very good character" – but Morgann's essay greatly influenced literary criticism of 1 Henry IV well into the 20th century, particularly the literary approaches of Edward Dowden and A. C. Bradley. Jaggard 222. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Bellunése, le Feltrin et le Cadorin.

      Remondini, 1777. Incisione in rame, mm 568x478. Tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare perfetto. Copperplate, coloured, 568x478. From "Atlas universel" printed in 1776-84. Perfect example.

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        LES INCAS, ou La Destruction de l'Empire du Pérou

      Lacombe: Paris, 1777. Two volumes, 19.5 cm, full straight-grained navy blue morocco, all page edges gilt, bound-in ribbon markers, pink endpapers. pp [iii]-xii, (339, errata), [3]; (2), 380, (4, approbation and privilege), [2]. Engraved frontispiece and 10 engraved plates by de Launay, Duclos, de Ghendt, Helman, Leveau, Née and Simonet after Jean Michel Moreau Le Jeune (complete). Bindings has light wear to the edges and corners; mild foxing early and late; light toning to several plates; inner hinges cracked but firm; 7 cm tear to lower inner corner of front free endpaper of volume II neatly repaired; VG+ otherwise, the contents quite clean and fresh. Sabin 44652; Cohen-De Ricci 690. Marmontel's account of the fall of the Inca Empire, sympathetic to the Indians if somewhat melodramatic, nicely illustrated. Because a chapter calling for religious tolerance in his book BÉLISAIRE earned him the censure of the Sorbonne and the Archbishop of Paris, in LES INCAS he retaliated by attributing the cruelty of the Spanish to their religious zeal. Significant as an Enlightenment era plea for tolerance, the work proved popular and went through numerous editions in several languages. Jean-François Marmontel was a French historian, writer, librettist, prominent member of the Encyclopédistes, friend of Voltaire, and from 1783, perpetual secretary of the Académie. Front paste-down with the engraved armorial bookplate of Ross Ambler Curran, early twentieth-century California society figure and bibliophile. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. Binding: Hardcover .

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        Kerkelyke Historie van het Psalm-Gezang der Christenen, van de dagen der Apostelen af, tot op onzen Tegenwoordygen Tyd toe. En inzonderheid van onze verbeterde Nederduitsche Psalmberyminge, uit echte Gedenkstukken saamgebragt. Met Kunstplaaten.

      Amsterdam, Wed. Loveringh en Allart 1777/1778. 2 delen, (XXII) 496, (XI) 519 p. Origineel Perkament, 8° (Vrij zeldzaam werk over de geschiedenis van het zingen van de psalmen. Geïllustreerd met 2 pagina's met notenschrift, waarvan 1 uitvouwbaar, en 1 uitvouwbare gravure, zonder de 10 portretten.).

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        Spermatologiae vegetabilis. Pars I. De seminum existentia differentia et usu. Pars II. De seminum ortu foecundatione et incremento. Pars III. De seminum collectione duratione et conservatione. Pars IV. De seminum ad sementem praeparatione. Pars V. De seminum satione. Pars VI. De germinationis adminiculis. Pars VII et ultima. De germinatione. [Complete].

      - Vitembergae [Wittenberg], Carolus Christianus Dürrius, 1777-1784. Seven parts in one. 4to (20.0 x 17.0 cm). Several nice wood-engraved vignettes. 218 pp. Original boards. Spine with handwritten paper label.l Georg Rudolph Boehmer (1723-1803) was a German botanist at the University of Wittenberg, Germany. Over a period of seven years he published a work on plant seeds in seven chapters. Each chapter was defended by one of his students at the university, each to become medical doctor, although one student defended a part not "pro gradu doctoris", but "pro licentia". Boards with some shelfwear, the paper spotted, old, private library stamp on first title, some scattered, light spotting, a few leaves creased, otherwise a very good, clean and complete copy. Rare. Pritzel, p. 904. Not in Stafleu and Cowan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medicina Hippocratica exponens Aphorismos Hippocratis auctore Jaonne De Gorter, A. L. M. Medicinae Doct. Et Prof. Ord. Editio Quinta Italica ab innumeris mendis purgata cum Indice Locupletissimo

      Apud Vincentium Ursinum Expensis Stephani Manfredii - Neapoli, 1777. LATINO 0,98 Volume della seconda metà del XVIII secolo in 4°, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, su dorso tassello in pelle con decorazioni e caratteri incisi in oro, alcuni segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli, puntinati in rosso e nero, leggermente bruniti, pagine ben conservate con marginalia. Su frontespizio elaborata marca tipografica incisa in nero. Presenta indice, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Eleganti capilettera incisi in nero. V edizione italiana, emendata di innumerevoli errori. USATO

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        Spermatologiae vegetabilis. Pars I. De seminum existentia differentia et usu. Pars II. De seminum ortu foecundatione et incremento. Pars III. De seminum collectione duratione et conservatione. Pars IV. De seminum ad sementem praeparatione. Pars V. De seminum satione. Pars VI. De germinationis adminiculis. Pars VII et ultima. De germinatione. [Complete].

      Vitembergae [Wittenberg], Carolus Christianus Dürrius, 1777-1784. Seven parts in one. 4to (20.0 x 17.0 cm). Several nice wood-engraved vignettes. 218 pp. Original boards. Spine with handwritten paper label.= Georg Rudolph Boehmer (1723-1803) was a German botanist at the University of Wittenberg, Germany. Over a period of seven years he published a work on plant seeds in seven chapters. Each chapter was defended by one of his students at the university, each to become medical doctor, although one student defended a part not "pro gradu doctoris", but "pro licentia". Boards with some shelfwear, the paper spotted, old, private library stamp on first title, some scattered, light spotting, a few leaves creased, otherwise a very good, clean and complete copy. Rare. Pritzel, p. 904. Not in Stafleu and Cowan.

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        Geoffenbarter Einfluß in das allgemeine Wohl der Staaten der ächten Freymäurerey aus dem wahren Endzweck ihrer ursprünglichen Stiftung erwiesen, und der Schrift des Königl. Dänischen Etaatsraths Johann Jacob Mosers, von Geduldung der Freymäurergesellschaften, besonders in Absicht auf den Westphälischen Frieden, entgegen gesezt. Samt dem klar- und deutlichen Unterricht, das wahre Rosenkreutzerische Astralpulver ächt zu bereiten, und zum Besten des gemeinen Wesens wider fast alle Krankheiten zu gebrauchen.

      Amsterdam (d. i. Regensburg, Montag), 1777.. 160 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Wolfstieg 27578; Gardner 134; Kopp II, 221; Holzmann-Boh., Pseud.-Lex., 220; Weller 1, 112;. Ferchl 418. - Erste Ausgabe der seltenen Freimaurerschrift, die eine Replik auf den Diskurs des dänischen Juristen J. J. Moser darstellt, der die Freimaurer als staatsgefährdend dargestellt hatte und die Frage eines Verbots in den Raum gestellt hatte. - Über den Verfasser herrscht Uneinigkeit. Kopp weist die Schrift H. K. von Ecker und Eckhoffen zu, ebenso Gardner. - Hingegen sieht Wolfstieg in Schleiss von Löwenfeld den wahren Autor. Dieser Auffassung sind auch Holzmann und Bohatta. Quelle ist das "Handbuch der Freimaurer", Leipzig, 1900, mit dem Hinweis, daß H. C. von Ecker sich des Pseudonyms "Blumenoek, K. H. L. von" bediente und so leicht eine Verwechslung vorkommt. - Bezug des Vorderdeckels mit Fehlstellen. Etwas braunfleckig. Es fehlt das Errata-Blatt.

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        Fables (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ] [ Avec : ] Contes et Nouvelles [ Edition originale ]

      1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane marron, dos lisse orné, Chez L. Cellot, Amsterdam, Paris, 1777, 136 pp., 2 ff., 124 pp. et Chez L. Cellot, A Londres et se trouve à Paris, 1778, 245 pp. (y compris faux-titre et titre) Exemplaire de toute rareté de l'édition originale des Fables, et de l'édition originale des Contes et Nouvelles, de François Jean Willemain d'Abancourt (1745-1803). Homme de lettres et important bibliophile, ses travaux furent souvent insérées dans les livraisons du Mercure. Etat satisfaisant (coiffe sup. arasée, coupes frottées, bon état par ailleurs). Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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        Billet autographe de reconnaissance de dettes

      Autographed note signed by Madame de Montreuil Marquise de Sade, in which she acknowledges debts to her mother, the President of Montreuil.A small hole without lack of text.The banker's initials indicating the number of coins paid on the back of each banknote.Provenance: archives of the family. s.n. s.l. 18 avril 1777 11x17,1cm un feuillet remplié

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        A Voyage Round the World, in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop, Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4, and 5. First Edition

      B.White, J.Robson, P.Elmsly, and G.Robinson, London, 1777 - First Edition 1777, complete in 2 volumes with excellent folding map. Vol 1 with errata leaf, intermittent very light odd spotting, handsomely and sympathetically rebacked retaining original spines and labels.First edition of the first published account of Cook's second voyage Hill describes it as 'An important and necessary addition to Cook's voyages. The author and his father, Johann Reinhold Forster, sailed as naturalists on the Resolution. During this second voyage Cook made the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, discovered the South Sandwich Islands and dispelled the idea of a great southern continent. This account published 6 weeks before the official account (after a dispute with the Admiralty)Hill 625; Sabin 25134. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        commanded by His Excellency Sir William Howe, K.B. All Intrepid Able-Bodied Heroes, who are willing to serve His Majesty King George the Third, in Defence of their Country, Laws and Constitution, against the arbitrary Usurpations of a tyrannical Congress .

      Printed by James Humphreys Junr. December 30 1777 - folio broadside, approx. 32 x 23 cm, printed on recto only, very browned, with darker patches, but withal legible, in an old plain wooden frame, glazed, rebacked. Only one copy of this broadside is recorded in ESTC, at the Library Company of Philadelphia, and that copy lacks the date at the top. Before the first lines given above appears the motto: Tuecro duce nil desperandum; and above that the date. The broadside offers bounties to those volunteering to serve with the King's troops. A regiment was raised, but with difficulty. The condition of this copy is not ideal. It would seem to have been in this frame for a very long time, the backing of which, originally, was very acidic - now replaced with acid-free material. To add insult to injury, the broadside was at some time lavished with a thick layer of varnish, now removed. How much of the browning is attributable to the latter, rather than the former, is impossible to determine. But the fact remains that the text is entirely legible, and this copy provides the date. The low survival rate of the broadside is not hard to fathom. Even when it was promulgated there would have been those intent on destroying it, let alone it being much regarded post bellum. (Evans 15352; Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 3639; ESTC W6373)

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        Diptych Sundial and Compass in Fruitwood and Paper

      A very attractive diptych sundial and compass probably produced by the German craftsman David Beringer. Previously sundials of this type had been made in engraved ivory or metal as luxury items, but Beringer was one of the first compass makers to realise that using wood and printed paper would bring the price down and widen the market. His workshop flourished between about 1777 and his death in 1821, and his name became synonymous with portable wooden diptych and cube sundials. Like this example, many of his pieces were made for the international market or for travelers who would need to use the sundial at different latitudes. The gnomen string can be adjusted for latitudes between 40 and 54, and a list on the lid gives the latitudes for 48 cities, including London, Dublin, Prague, Paris, Florence, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Berlin, as well as New York City. This is a very nice, entirely original, and fully functional example of this ephemeral make of sundial. Diptych sundial and compass. Unsigned but probably by Beringer, late 18th or very early 19th century. Fruitwood and printed paper, 45 x 70 mm. Paper on the lid just a little dulled and rubbed, interior paper slightly faded, a little rubbing, superficial cracks along the base, a little dust within the compass. Original string gnomen, latches, and compass needle and glass. Very good condition.

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        The Complete Farmer: Or, A General Dictionary of Husbandry, In All Its Branches; Containing the Various Methods of Cultivating and Improving Every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of both the Old and New Husbandry. &c.

      Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington &c., London 1777 - 1777. Third edition. Thick Quarto. Dictionary format followed by The Gardeners Kalendar, Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen &c. 111pp plus index. Illustrated with 27 folding copper engraved plates. Bound in full tree calf, neatly re-backed with gilt ruling to spine, retaining original title label. Gilt dentelles to board edges. Former owners name sticker to f.e.p. Otherwise a generally handsome and clean copy. Heavy - please contact us for a postage quote. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogus van een uitmuntend en overheerlyk kabinet konstige schilderyen, tekeningen en prenten, door de beroemste, en voornaamste Nederlandsche, en andere meesters, als meede eenige fraaye beeldwerken en rariteiten. Alles met veel moeite, en kunde byeen verzameld, en nagelaten door wylen den heer Nicolaas Nieuhoff. Het welke alles verkogt zal worden door de makelaars Phillippus van der Schley, Hendrik de Winter, en Jan Yver, op maandag den 14 april 1777. en volgende dagen.Amsterdam, J. Stanhoffius Andriesz., 1777. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece by Reinier Vinkeles. 20th-century half pigskin.

      Eijnden & Willigen III, pp. 390-391; Lugt 2673; STCN (9 copies, incl. 2 incomplete). Auction catalogue of the collection of Nicolaas Nieuhoff (d. 1777), solely known for the present, imposing collection of art, including paintings, drawings and prints from such 17th-century Dutch masters as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van de Velde, Ruysdael, Steen and Van Ostade. The catalogue is divided into four parts, containing 254 lots with paintings, 1145 lots with drawings, 362 lots with prints and 26 lots with sculptures and curiosities. The collection was auctioned in Amsterdam starting 14 April 1777, for a total amount of fl. 88,115, which would be ca. € 816,248 today.First few leaves browned with marginal foxing, somewhat browned in the margins throughout. Otherwise in good condition, wholly untrimmed leaving wide margins. Binding in very good condition.

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        Biblia, Dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture vervattende alle de Canonyke Boeken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Uit de Oorspronkelyke Talen in onze Nederlandsche getrouwelyk overgezet. Door Last van de Hoog. Moog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederl. en Volgens 't Besluyt van de Sinode Nationaal gehouden in de Jaren 1618 en 1619. te Dordrecht. Door gemeene ordre der kerken van drukfouten verbetert. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door Last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie berijmingen, In den jaare 1773, gekooren, Met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen. WITH: Evangelische Gezangen, om nevens het Boek der Psalmen bi

      Amsterdam, by de Compag. 1777/1780/1828 - (gegraveerde titelpagina) 416, 132 folia, n.p. 65 (6) p. Opnieuw gebonden Leer met 2 zilveren sloten, 4 zilveren hoeken, 2 zilveren kettingklampen met een zilveren ketting van ca. 1 meter lang, goud op snede en geciseleerd boekblok, 8° H. 18 x L. 11,5 x D. 7,5 cm. (De marges van de laatste pagina's zijn wat sleets, voorin plaatselijk vochtvlekken. De binnenkant van de klampen is gegraveerd met op de bovenste klamp de initialen PH en op de onderste klamp het jaar 1789. Staphorster kettingbijbel met daarin het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen en Gezangen en de Formulieren. Het kerkboek is opnieuw gebonden in een zwarte leren band voorzien van zilverwerk en een vergulde snede. Het zilveren beslag is vormgegeven in de bekende schelpvorm, omgeven door enkele florale en ornamentale motieven. De vorm van dit beslag was afkomstig uit Friesland en werd vervaardigd in de stad Meppel. Rond Staphorst werd deze vormgeving bijzonder populair en hierdoor is vrijwel al het Staphorster boekzilver uniform aan aan dit beslag. Het zilverwerk op kerkboeken diende als statussymbool, aan de band kon men de stand en rijkdom van een kerkganger aflezen. De draagketting aan het kerkboek past bij de achttiende eeuwse gewoonte om allerlei voorwerpen aan een kettinkje mee te dragen. De Staphorster Bijbels werden vaak aan een koord of aan een ketting gedragen en behoorden bij de streekdracht voor de zondag. De zilveren ketting van dit exemplaar geeft aan dat deze het eigendom was van een vermogend persoon, de mindere stand droeg de Bijbel aan een blauw koord of in geval van rouw een zwart koord.)

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        Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden, during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808.London, for John Stockdale (back of title-page: Strahan and Preston), 1813. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 41 etched plates (12 sepia washed views, 1 uncoloured portrait, and 28 aquatint costume-plates) by J.C. Stadler after drawings by the author. Contemporary half cloth.

      Abbey, Travel 13; Cat. Russica P 1036; Colas 2407; Lipperheide 1346; Tooley, Coloured Plates 383. Second edition of a richly illustrated account of Russia and Scandinavia at the beginning of the 19th century by Sir Robert Ker Porter (1777-1842). Porter, a traveller, diplomat and painter, went to Russia in 1805, but had to leave in 1806 due to an unhappy love affair with a Russian princess. During the next two years he travelled through Scandinavia and other European countries. The present work reflect his experiences, discussing his journey to Russia, life in St Petersburg, the Russian nobility, peasantry and trades class, the Russian Orthodox Church, military events in Europe, the countryside in Finland and Sweden, King Gustavus Vasa of whom he etched a portrait, and more. The illustrations include buildings in St Petersburg and Stockholm, Russian tradesmen and their wives, cossacks, officers, soldiers, peasants, Bashkirs, Kirgizians, Swedish and Finnish peasants and country scenes, and the highly characteristic illustrations of the inside of a Russian postal office and Swedish women doing laundry in an ice-hole in a frozen river.One tear along the fold of one plate. Binding slighly rubbed, hinges tender. A very good copy.

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        Kort Afhandling om Oprindelsen til at tage og at give Tiende, samt Rettighed til at kalde Præster efter de Canoniske og i sær efter de Danske og Norske Love.

      Andet Oplag, forøget med et Tillæg. Kbhvn.: Godiche 1777. Med kobberstukket portræt af forfatteren og en udfoldelig tavle, samt smukke vignetter i kobber og træsnit. Stort ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet i smukt samtidigt halvlæder med rig rygforgyldning. Rent og velholdt eksemplar, der har tilhørt Bolle Willum Luxdorph med hans superexlibris i form af elefanthovede i guld på forpermen og hans egenhændige autograf på fribladet. Tycho de Hofman, der var genealog, blev under sine ophold i Paris inspireret af den nye franske bogkunst. Første-udgaven af denne titel var således ét af de tidligste danske antikvatryk. Denne anden udgave er trykt med fraktur.Birkelund 97. Bibl. Danica II, 920.

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        The Works of John Locke.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan, et al, 1777. A nice early set of The Works of John Locke. Quarto,bound in full contemporary brown calf, four volumes, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, crimson and black morocco spine labels. Engraved frontispiece portrait, folding table. In very good condition with some rubbing to the extremities. A nice set. John Locke is regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and the Father of Classical Liberalism. "Locke was the first to take up the challenge of Bacon and to attempt to estimate critically the certainty and the adequacy of human knowledge when confronted with God and the universe" (PMM 164).

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        Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden, during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808.London, for John Stockdale (back of title-page: Strahan and Preston), 1813. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 41 etched plates (12 sepia washed views, 1 uncoloured portrait, and 28 aquatint costume-plates) by J.C. Stadler after drawings by the author. Contemporary half cloth.

      Abbey, Travel 13; Cat. Russica P 1036; Colas 2407; Lipperheide 1346; Tooley, Coloured Plates 383. Second edition of a richly illustrated account of Russia and Scandinavia at the beginning of the 19th century by Sir Robert Ker Porter (1777-1842). Porter, a traveller, diplomat and painter, went to Russia in 1805, but had to leave in 1806 due to an unhappy love affair with a Russian princess. During the next two years he travelled through Scandinavia and other European countries. The present work reflect his experiences, discussing his journey to Russia, life in St Petersburg, the Russian nobility, peasantry and trades class, the Russian Orthodox Church, military events in Europe, the countryside in Finland and Sweden, King Gustavus Vasa of whom he etched a portrait, and more. The illustrations include buildings in St Petersburg and Stockholm, Russian tradesmen and their wives, cossacks, officers, soldiers, peasants, Bashkirs, Kirgizians, Swedish and Finnish peasants and country scenes, and the highly characteristic illustrations of the inside of a Russian postal office and Swedish women doing laundry in an ice-hole in a frozen river.One tear along the fold of one plate. Binding slighly rubbed, hinges tender. A very good copy.

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        SPIRITO DELLE LEGGI , CON LE NOTE DELL'ABATE GENOVESI

      DOMENICO TERRES, NAPOLI, 1777. 4 vol. antip. f.t. con ritr. dell'a. e 1 tav. f.t. con ritratto del Genovesi incise da S. Giampiccoli. Prima edizione con il commento di Genovesi( una prima edizione dello Spirito delle Leggi era già uscita ma non completa a causa della censura). Seguono: DIFESA DELLO SPIRITO DELLE LEGGI (sempre ad opera del Montesquieu),RINGRAZIAMENTO SINCERO, ATTRIBUITO A VOLTAIRE, LISIMACO. AMPIO INDICE DELLE MATERIE. BRUNITURA DELLA CARTA( la macchia parte leggera e nella parte centrale è più grande e scura, poi diminuisce fino ad esaurirsi, vedi foto) DA PAGG. 125 A 160 DEL IV VOL.,PER IL RESTO OTTIMA COPIA LO SPIRITO DELLE LEGGI FU UN'OPERA ENCICLOPEDICA SUL SAPERE POLITICO E GIURIDICO DEL SETTECENTO. ATTACCATO DA GESUITI E GIANSENISTI, E MESSA ALL'INDICE NEL 1751. M. TEORIZZO' LA SEPARAZIONE DEI POTERI IN POLITICA. ["Il potere corrompe, il potere assoluto corrompe assolutamente": partendo da questa considerazione Montesquieu traccia la teoria della separazione dei poteri, analizzando in particolare il modello costituzionale inglese. Tale teoria, divenne, grazie all'opera di Montesquieu, una delle pietre miliari di tutte le costituzioni degli stati sorti dopo il 1789.] PAGG. XVI, 364 (saltate le numerazioni 161-164( ma il testo è corretto e completo), ed alcuni altri errori di numerazione di pagina da p. 289 in poi, ma continuità del testo)#@59! XV, 319, 1#@59!XVI, 310,1#@59! 366, 1. M.PELLE COEVA, TASSELLO AL DORSO MIS. 180X120

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        Des pierres précieuses et des pierres fines, avec les moyens de les connoître & de les évaluer.

      - Londres, Paul Elsmly [sic!], 1777. 8vo (20.7 x 12.5 cm). xv, 124, [iv] pp. 19th century full polished calf. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands and red morocco label with gilt title. Gilt dentelles.l A rare treatise on precious stones and how to recognize them. The title page suggests that it was printed in London; however, the name of the publisher, Elmsley, is printed incorrectly, which makes this a bit doubtful. That having been said, "Louis Dutens (15 January 1730 - 23 May 1812) was a French writer born in Tours, of Protestant parents, who lived most of his life in Britain or in British service on the continent. He went to London, where his uncle was a jeweller" (Wikipedia). Sinkankas records a Paris edition - dated 1776 - as well, "said to be only about 3 x 5 inches", but also notes "Not seen. Apparently very rare". The present copy measures 21 x 12.5 cm, or slightly over 8 x 5 inches. Edges of the first and last few leaves browned, otherwise clean, unmarked. A very good copy. Sinkankas, p. 291. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chemische Abhandlung von der Luft und dem Feuer. Nebst einem Vorbericht von Torbern Bergman

      Upsala & Leipzig: Magn. Swederus... zu finden bey S.L. Crusius, 1777. First edition of this extremely scarce and important book which contains the announcement of Scheele’s discovery of oxygen, made independently of, and two years prior to, Priestley. Scheele’s monumental discovery was made by 1773; he had begun his experiments on oxygen in 1770. The publication of this book was delayed due to the fact that Tobern Bergman was two years late in delivering his promised preface. The work is fittingly bound with Bergman’s own lectures on the nature and application of chemistry, a rare work that is not included in his collected works Opuscula Physica et Chemica.“The independent discovery of oxygen is here described and the composition of air by two gases is illustrated. One of these is necessary for combustion and respiration and it is absorbed by a number of solid substances and can be artificially produced; the second gas (nitrogen) prevents combustion. Scheele’s ‘fire-air’ (oxygen) could be produced from saltpetre, from black oxide of manganese, from oxide of mercury, etc. The photo-sensitive nature of chloride of silver was announced, a discovery that led to photography” (Dibner, Heralds of Science, 41). “Scheele (1742-1786) was an experimental genius; he made more discoveries of first-rate importance with fewer opportunities and scantier appliances than any one else, and his skill, insight and power of illuminating experimental results have never been surpassed, if indeed, they have ever been equaled” (Ferguson II.331).Bergman (1735-1784) was a member of the Swedish Academy and from 1767 professor of chemistry at Uppsala. He had a high regard for the younger Scheele and “did everything in his power to bring him to the notice of the scientific world. Bergman owed to him … his transition from obscurity to a leading position in the world of science.” (Partington, III, p. 208) His Essay on the General Usefulness of Chemistry and its Application to the Various Occasions of Life (thus the title of the English edition of 1783) gives “a general view [of] medical, oeconomical, and technical chemistry, halurgy, geurgy, theiurgy, salts, earths, inflammable substances, metals, waters and airs.” (Partington III, p. 184) Bergman remained a follower of the phlogiston theory all his life.OCLC: Scheele: Burndy, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Cornell, Madison, NLM, Smithsonian, Stanford, UCLA, Yale. Bergmann: Cornell.* Scheele: DSB XII.143-50; Horblit 92; Partington III.205-34; Waller 11225; Gernsheim, Hist. of Photography (1969), pp. 32-33; not in Duveen, Ferguson, Young, or E.F. Smith collections.*Bergmann: Partington III, p. 184, F.. 8vo, 3 ff., 16, 155, (1) pp. Engraved vignette on title & one folding engraved plate, both depicting chemical apparatus. Bound with:BERGMANN, Torbern. Anleitung zu Vorlesungen über die Beschaffenheit und den Nutzen der Chemie, und die allgemeinsten Verschiedenheiten natürlicher Körper. Aus d. Schwedischen übersetzt. Stockholm and Leipzig, Swederus. 1779. 8vo, 95, (3 blank) pp. Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek and Berlin records call for xxxi preliminary pages as well as 95 numbered pages. Utrecht, Union Catalog Hesse, Bayrische Staatsbibliothek Munich records match our collation.

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        Lettera del Signor Conte Abate Giambatista Roberti al Signor Cavalier Conte Giambatista Giovio Ciamberlano attuale delle LL.MM.II e riposta del Medesimo sopra Giacomo da Ponte Pittore detto il Bassan Vecchio

      Lugano: Per gli Agnelli, 1777. 102 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards. 102 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Roberti (1719-1786) was a Jesuit scholar, known today for his homage to the strawbery: "Le fragole poemetto." He was born in Bassano, namesake of the 16th-century painter Jacopo Bassano, subject of this essay. Cicognara 2364

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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers

      n.p.: n. pub, 1777. 83 engraved plates after drawings by Charles Eisen, 44 engraved vignettes. a2-a7, A1-N4, *1-[8*]; a1-a3, A1-[S8]. xiv, 200, 13 [1]f. ; vii, 284 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Quarter brown morocco, gilt spines. Bookplates. Some light rubbing to spines and extremities, inner hinge of volume I starting, else very good, with clean plates and text. 83 engraved plates after drawings by Charles Eisen, 44 engraved vignettes. a2-a7, A1-N4, *1-[8*]; a1-a3, A1-[S8]. xiv, 200, 13 [1]f. ; vii, 284 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. With the Eisen Illustrations. A counterfeit of the famous 1762 Paris ("Fermiers-Generaux") edition, with the unforgettable Eisen plates re-engraved in reverse and with new tailpieces. (For another counterfeit with charm comparable to this, see Ray 27). Cohen-de Ricci 571-72; Rochambeau 90

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        Oeuvres complètes EDITION ORIGINALE

      Neuchatel: De l'imprimerie de la société typographique, 1777. Fine. De l'imprimerie de la société typographique, Neuchatel 1777, in-8 (12x19,5cm), 515pp. et (4) 570pp. et (4) 426pp. et (4) 483pp. et (4) 440pp. et (2) 446pp. et (2) 429pp., 7 volumes reliés. - First edition of the complete works, established by Rigoley Juvigny. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réimpression des oeuvres complètes données en 1776, établie par Rigoley de Juvigny, illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur par Aug. de Saint Aubin gravé par Billé. Comme très souvent, le huitième tome, comprenant les Œuvres badines, n'est pas joint ici. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau raciné. Dos lisses ornés de filets, dentelles et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert. Filet à froid sur les plats. Toutes tranches mouchetées.  Quelques frottements, sinon bel exemplaire. Auteur de nombreuses comédies et d'épigrammes dont il s'était fait une véritable spécialité, souvent contre les auteurs de son temps, notamment Fréron et Voltaire. Nombreuses de ses pièces eurent du succès, notamment sa plus grande, La métromanie, dont Grimm disait qu'elle vivrait aussi longtemps qu'il y aura un théâtre et du goût en France. Il écrivit également des poésies libertines qui la valurent de n'être pas retenu par l'Académie Française. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque Louis Montaut.  

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        De la philosophie de la nature ou traité de morale pour le genre humain tir EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Londres et se trouve dans la plupart des capitales de l'Europe: S.n., 1777. Fine. S.n., à Londres et se trouve dans la plupart des capitales de l'Europe 1777, in-8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) xlv (3) 366pp. et (2) 456pp. et (2) 414pp. et (2 406pp. et (2) 452pp. et (2) 490pp., 6 volumes reliés. - New and improved and enlarged edition (partly original), illustrated with a frontispiece, 12 figures unsigned and six vignettes title (title pages are fully engraved). Nice print. The original 1770 edition was only 3 in 12 Volumes Full Calf tortoiseshell contemporary. Smooth back adorned with jewels and multiple wheels. Triple Net framework on boards. Slices cailloutées blue. Light scuffs on the boards. Some wormholes to bites and worm work in the margins of Volume I of the first 20 sheets. Despite these minor defects, fine copy, with excellent and fresh. Protean book devoted to the study of man, deftly mixing and an always pleasant reading stories, dialogues and plays (there is even quoted in full letters from 'Persian Letter'), the history; the book has an encyclopedic ulterior purpose on the nature of man. If the first volume is devoted strictly speaking the philosophy of nature in history, the following volumes away quickly in order to devote himself entirely to the study of man (morality, religion, politics). Volume IV of particular interest is given, its purpose being the study of monsters of nature (man of the woods, fish man, eunuchs ...) bibliographical sources are valuable. These are the last two volumes studying the relationship of man to the religion which immediately sent the book condemned to fire and banish her in perpetuity with confiscation of property. The latter not only the Christian religion alone, but most then known cults of those Veterans and current ones. At the end of the work, a very severe political reflection on religion. It was called the author of "monkey Diderot." In that it uses the same forms to achieve his goal, no doubt, but this is a lot common among philosophers of the eighteenth. The work is highly original, multiple, and if it is open to criticism, it is in its own qualities. 'From the philosophy of nature is to rediscover and rehabilitate. --- 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 et meilleure édition augmentée (en partie originale), illustrée d'un frontispice, de 12 figures non signées, et de 6 vignettes de titre (les pages de titre sont entièrement gravées). Belle impression. L'édition originale de 1770 n'était qu'en 3 Volumes in 12. Reliures en plein veau écaille d'époque. Dos lisse orné avec fleurons et multiples roulettes. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Tranches cailloutées bleues. Légères épidermures sur les plats. Quelques trous de ver aux mors, et un travail de ver en marge du tome I. Malgré ces menus défauts, bel exemplaire, bien relié et bien frais. Livre protéiforme consacré à l'étude de l'homme, mêlant adroitement et dans une lecture toujours plaisante des récits, des dialogues et des pièces de théâtre (on y trouve même citées in extenso des lettres de 'Lettres Persanes'), de l'histoire ; l'ouvrage a un but inavoué encyclopédique sur la nature de l'homme. Si le premier volume est consacré stricto sensu à la philosophie de la nature dans l'histoire, les volumes suivants s'en éloignent vite pour se consacrer entièrement à l'étude de l'homme (morale, religion, politique). On trouvera le volume IV particulièrement intéressant, son objet étant l'étude des monstres de la nature (homme des bois, homme poisson, eunuques...) ; ses sources bibliographiques sont précieuses. Ce sont les deux derniers volumes étudiant le rapport de l'homme à la religion qui firent aussitôt condamner le livre au feu et bannir son auteur à perpétuité avec confiscation de ses biens. Ce dernier ne se contente pas de la seule religion chrétienne, mais de la plupart des cultes connus alors, de ceux des Anciens et de ceux actuels. En fin de l'œuvre, une réflexion politique très sévère sur la religion. On a traité l'auteur de "singe de Diderot". Au sens où il emprunte les mêmes formes pour atteindre son but, sans doute, mais c'est là un lot commun chez les philosophes du XVIIIe. L'œuvre est profondément originale, multiple, et si elle est critiquable, c'est dans ses qualités mêmes. 'De la philosophie de la nature' est à redécouvrir et à réhabiliter.

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        Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden, during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808.London, for John Stockdale (back of title-page: Strahan and Preston), 1813. 2 volumes bound as 1. 4to. With 41 etched plates (12 sepia washed views, 1 uncoloured portrait, and 28 aquatint costume-plates) by J.C. Stadler after drawings by the author. Contemporary half cloth.

      - Abbey, Travel 13; Cat. Russica P 1036; Colas 2407; Lipperheide 1346; Tooley, Coloured Plates 383. Second edition of a richly illustrated account of Russia and Scandinavia at the beginning of the 19th century by Sir Robert Ker Porter (1777-1842). Porter, a traveller, diplomat and painter, went to Russia in 1805, but had to leave in 1806 due to an unhappy love affair with a Russian princess. During the next two years he travelled through Scandinavia and other European countries. The present work reflect his experiences, discussing his journey to Russia, life in St Petersburg, the Russian nobility, peasantry and trades class, the Russian Orthodox Church, military events in Europe, the countryside in Finland and Sweden, King Gustavus Vasa of whom he etched a portrait, and more. The illustrations include buildings in St Petersburg and Stockholm, Russian tradesmen and their wives, cossacks, officers, soldiers, peasants, Bashkirs, Kirgizians, Swedish and Finnish peasants and country scenes, and the highly characteristic illustrations of the inside of a Russian postal office and Swedish women doing laundry in an ice-hole in a frozen river.One tear along the fold of one plate. Binding slighly rubbed, hinges tender. A very good copy.

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        Catalogus van een uitmuntend en overheerlyk kabinet konstige schilderyen, tekeningen en prenten, door de beroemste, en voornaamste Nederlandsche, en andere meesters, als meede eenige fraaye beeldwerken en rariteiten. Alles met veel moeite, en kunde byeen verzameld, en nagelaten door wylen den heer Nicolaas Nieuhoff. Het welke alles verkogt zal worden door de makelaars Phillippus van der Schley, Hendrik de Winter, en Jan Yver, op maandag den 14 april 1777. en volgende dagen.Amsterdam, J. Stanhoffius Andriesz., 1777. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece by Reinier Vinkeles. 20th-century half pigskin.

      Eijnden & Willigen III, pp. 390-391; Lugt 2673; STCN (9 copies, incl. 2 incomplete). Auction catalogue of the collection of Nicolaas Nieuhoff (d. 1777), solely known for the present, imposing collection of art, including paintings, drawings and prints from such 17th-century Dutch masters as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van de Velde, Ruysdael, Steen and Van Ostade. The catalogue is divided into four parts, containing 254 lots with paintings, 1145 lots with drawings, 362 lots with prints and 26 lots with sculptures and curiosities. The collection was auctioned in Amsterdam starting 14 April 1777, for a total amount of fl. 88,115, which would be ca. € 816,248 today.First few leaves browned with marginal foxing, somewhat browned in the margins throughout. Otherwise in good condition, wholly untrimmed leaving wide margins. Binding in very good condition.

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        Kort Afhandling om Oprindelsen til at tage og at give Tiende, samt Rettighed til at kalde Præster efter de Canoniske og i sær efter de Danske og Norske Love.

      1777 1777 - Andet Oplag, forøget med et Tillæg. Kbhvn.: Godiche 1777. Med kobberstukket portræt af forfatteren og en udfoldelig tavle, samt smukke vignetter i kobber og træsnit. Stort ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet i smukt samtidigt halvlæder med rig rygforgyldning. Rent og velholdt eksemplar, der har tilhørt Bolle Willum Luxdorph med hans superexlibris i form af elefanthovede i guld på forpermen og hans egenhændige autograf på fribladet. * Tycho de Hofman, der var genealog, blev under sine ophold i Paris inspireret af den nye franske bogkunst. Første-udgaven af denne titel var således ét af de tidligste danske antikvatryk. Denne anden udgave er trykt med fraktur.Birkelund 97. Bibl. Danica II, 920.

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque Publique fondée par M. Prousteau, professeur en droit dans l'Université d'Orléans; composée en partie des Livres et Manuscrits de M. Henri de Valois, & déposée chez lez RR. PP. Bénédictins...

      1777. A Paris, chez Pierre-Théophile Barois... et a Orléans, chez Jacques-Philippe Jacob... 1777. xlii,402pp. Woodcut head- and tailpieces. Table des auteurs. Later hcalf. Marbled boards. With the exlibri of A.N.L. Munby & H.P.K(raus) on the inside front cover. Second, enlarged edition of this catalogue that was first published in 1721. The gift of the Prousteau library founded the library at Orléans. Guillaume Prousteau was a law professor at the university of Orléans. In 1694 he donated his large collection of books to the city of Orléans, and added an annual amount to buy books and to maintain a librarian. He also paid large amounts for the actual construction of the interior of the library. According to Peignot (Répertoire bibliographique universel, page 120), Prousteau was born on 26 May 1626 in Tours and the gift was made in 1694. He states that Prousteau died in 1715, but Neveux & Dacier (Les Richesses de bibliothèques provenciale, I - Paris, 1982) p. 82 cite Prousteau's birth as 1628 and the date of the gift as April 6, 1714. Pages ix-xxx give an account of the history of the library with a short biography of Guillaume Prousteau in which it says that: tout étaint réglé, il fit, le 6 Avril 1714, la donation entre-vifs de la Bibliothèque, pour l'utilité publique. Cette donation fut acceptée par les Bénédictins comme Dépositaires, & par MM. les Officiers Municipaux au nom du Public. On page xvii there are some manuscript annotations in a contemporary hand. The account of the library also contains a list of benefactors: le Roi (who donated 89 vols), M. l'Abbé d'Hautefeuille, (who donated about 40 vols.)., René Lejay de Massuere (who donated his whole collection of books), M. Antoine Vaslin des Breaux (the largest benefactor who not only donated his books but also money to build shelving), M. Étienne Arterié, Médicin & M.Robert-Joseph Pothier. And there is a list of all librarians. The catalogue is divided into the following main categories: theology, law, history, arts & sciences & belles-lettres. Interesting catalogue with extensive notes for many entries.

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        Manuscrit]. Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de Loüis, dauphin de France. Mort à Fontainebleau le 20 décembre 1765 âgé de 36 ans. Composé par le P. Griffet, Jésuite et publié par l'abbé Querbeuf.

      1777 ca 1777 - Manuscrit in-4 à 35 lignes par page de (4)-119 pp., demi-vélin, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). En tête du manuscrit, on trouve cette note de l'époque : Nota. Cette copie a été faite sur le manuscrit avant l'impression mise au jour en 1777 : il s'y trouve quelques différences avec l'imprimé. Texte et chapitrage sont donc quasi conformes (moins le Traité de la connoissance des hommes fait par ses ordres en 1758) à la première édition donnée sous ce titre par Tréaudet de Querbeuf. Premier portrait hagiographique du dauphin Louis de France, fils de Louis XV et père de Louis XVI, commandé par la Dauphine au Père jésuite Henri Griffet qui imposa dès lors le mythe du Prince très chrétien, ennemi des Philosophes. Louis Ferdinand de France, né le 4 septembre 1729 au château de Versailles, mort le 20 décembre 1765 au château de Fontainebleau, était l'aîné des fils du roi Louis XV de son épouse Marie Leszczy?ska. Mort sans être couronné, il fut le père de trois rois de France : Louis XVI, Louis XVIII et Charles X. « On a souvent présenté le Dauphin comme le chef d'orchestre des dévots pressant le roi d'intervenir contre les Philosophes, responsables de la décadence morale du royaume. On a également signalé l'influence exercée par son entourage. La question fait problème, car il est tout un mythe historiographique né du vivant même de ce prince et amplifié à la fin de l'Ancien Régime et durant la Restauration. Les thuriféraires jésuites, comme le Père Griffet ou l'abbé Proyart, érigent le Dauphin en défenseur modèle du christianisme, en prince très chrétien qui aurait vainement tenté de s'opposer à un père aux moeurs dissolues, victime de ministres contaminés par les idées nouvelles. Pour les antiphilosophes qui entendront reconstituer l'histoire et montrer que la Révolution s'explique en partie par la décadence morale, née sous le règne de Louis XV, et par la disparition progressive de l'autorité royale, le Dauphin fera figure de héros de l'orthodoxie. Sa mort précoce alimentera, sous la Restauration, les thèses providentialistes des adversaires les plus extrémistes de la Révolution : pour se venger d'un peuple corrompu, Dieu rappelle à lui le seul rempart qui aurait pû empêcher le peuple de France de plonger dans l'abîme. » (Didier Masseau, Les Ennemis des philosophes p. 75). Cartonnage défraîchi. Beau manuscrit XVIIIe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nuova ed esatta Carta della America...

      1777. Carta geografica tratta dal raro "Atlante dell'America contenente le Migliori carte geografiche.." edito a Livorno. Incisione in rame finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. From "Atlante dell'America contenente le Migliori carte geografiche...". Engraved by Andrea Scacciati. Copperplate with later hand colour, in good condition. Livorno Leghorn 285 355

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        Namnkunniga svenska herrars och fruars skåde-penningar afritade och i koppar stuckne; med bifogade lefvernes-beskrifningar utgifne af Carl Reinhold Berch. 1-3 flocken.

      - Stockholm, Johan Georg Lange, 1777-81. 4:o. (4),+ 320 s.+ 10 grav. planscher; 218 s.+ 10 grav. planscher. Lagerfläckar och enstaka småfläckar, fläck i marginalen i tredje flocken s. 92-99 och ett litet brännhål s. 189-190. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med röd resp. grön titel- och deltiteletikett. J. S. Risbergs namnteckning på första titelbladet och J. Carlmarks på försättsbladet. Det sistnämnda med liten hål i nederkant. Warmholtz 9301 (1-2 flocken). Setterwall 5041. Tredje flocken utgavs postumt av Gudmund Jöran Adlerbeth, trots att Warmholtz misströstade om att få se den utgiven. Även en fjärde flock planerades och 16 planscher till den graverades, men den blev aldrig utgiven.

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        Observations sur l'Italie et sur les italiens, donnés en 1764, sous le nom de deux gentilhommes suédois

      New edition after the first 3 volumes published in 1764.Bound in full sheepskin blonde time. Back smooth decorated. As an exhibit in red morocco. Volume number of parts in black sheepskin rubbed. Lack head of Volume 1. Head Hat Volume 4 torn off. Snag with the missing tail jaws of Volume 3. 5 corners bumped. Chez Le Jay à Londres & se trouve à Paris 1777 in-12 (9,5x17cm) 4 volumes reliés

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        Nova Mappa Geographica Sueciae, 1760, Lotter T.C.

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Nova Mappa Geographica Sueciae, 1760, Lotter T.C. Nova Mappa Geographica Sueciae ac Gothiae Regna ut et Finlandiae Ducatum ac Lapponiam Originaltitel: NOVA MAPPA GEOGRAPHICA / SUECIAE / AC GOTHIAE REGNA / ut et Copperengraving, edited by Lotter T.C., anno 1760, original publishers colours, good condition, only little brwonish on margins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Schwermerei. Eine Vorlesung. (Teil 2: Ueber die Schwärmerey).

      Bern, bey der typographischen Gesellschaft. 1775-1777. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. 8°. Frontispiz, Titel, 279 (recte 179) S.; Titel, VIII S., 108 S. mit gestochenem Frontispiz und einer gestochenen Titelvignette von Balthasar Anton Dunker im 1. Teil. Interimspappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Goedeke IV/I, 622,115,1a und XII,30,9. - Lonchamp 1992. - Erste Ausgabe. Hier mit dem seltenen zweiten Teil. Kritische Schrift gegen Lavater und seine Anhänger. Leonhard Meister (1741- 1811) war Schüler von Bodmer und Breitinger und gehörte zusammen mit Salomon Gessner und dem Philologen Johann Jakob Hottinger zu den Gegnern der religiösen Schwärmer um Lavater und den Jüngern von Zinzendorfs Erweckungskirche . Meister wurde 1773 Lehrer an der Neugegründeten Kunstschule, wo er die vorliegende Schrift, zum Teil in Anwesendheit von Lavater vortrug. 1777 fiel er wegen seines öffentlichen Engagements für die Demokratie und seine Kontakte zu Isaak Iselin, Jakob Ochs und die Helvetische Gesellschaft in Zürich in Ungnade. Auf Seite 14 äussert sich Meister kritisch zum Erfolg von Goethes "Leiden des jungen Werther". - Der zweite Band auf etwas schwächerem Papier gedruckt. Vereinzelte schwache Stockflecken an den Rändern. Mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk "Fehr zum blauem Himmel" (St. Gallen) auf dem Vorsatz.

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        Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Brüder auf den caraibischen [karibischen] Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jau. Herausgegeben von Johann Jakob Bossart. Erster [UND: Zweyter] Theil.

      Barby/ Leipzig Christian Friedrich Laux und Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1777 - EA; 2 Bände; ca 19x12 cm; (16) 444, Seiten (2) 445-1068 mit 3 Karten, 4 Kupfertafeln und 1 Falttabelle; Ledereinbände d. Zt. mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung (Einbände leicht bestoßen und berieben, die Kupfertafeln oben etwas knapp bis fast zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten, die Falttabelle etwas knittrig; sonst guter Zustand) 0,000 gr. Brüdergemeinde; Karibik; Mittelamerika [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        The Annual Register or a View of the History, Politics and Literature for the Year 1776

      J. Dodsley, London 1777 - First Edition Octavo, some rubbing to original leather boards, missing spine title and some wear although clean inside with little foxing, backstrip a little rubbed in places, corners bumped, head of spine shows piece lost yet a nice copy of the most sought-after single volume of the series. The Annual Register is a British survey of the past year (traditionally focusing on history, politics, and literature). This volume covers the events of the American Revolutionary year, and prints in full (pp. 261¿270) the American Declaration of Independence. Also reviews of three of the best books published that year, including the first volume of Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire pps134-148 and 236-241, the first edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations ,p 241-243; translations of letters from M. Voltaire; and an essay against slavery from Abbe Raynal, p168-76; pagination throughout is out of order and cock-eyed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Series of Letters, Addressed to Soame Jenyns, Esq; on Occasion of His View of the Internal Evidence of Christianity

      London: Charles Bathurst, 1777. 1st Edition. Leather Bound. Fair. 274 p. 16 cm. Full leather with raised bands and gold impressing on spine. Front board nearly detached and rear hinge cracked. Corners worn. Book seller's label on front pastedown and pencil notations on endpapers. Thumbprint on title page. Top corner off p. 79. Clean and bright throughout. In 1776 Soame Jenyns (1704-1787) published his "View of the Internal Evidence of the Christian Religion." Though at one period of his life he had affected a kind of deistic scepticism, Jenyns now returned to orthodoxy. There seems no reason to doubt his sincerity, questioned at the time, in defending Christianity on the ground of its total variance with the principles of human reason. The work was praised for its literary merits - but not by Archibald Maclaine, author of these letters, who chose to combat some of Jenyns' more fanciful notions regarding Christianity. Maclaine (1722-1804), born in Ireland, was a minister in The Hague before the French Revolution drove him back to Britain. He published this work just a few months after Gibbon published the first volume of his "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" and Gibbon is mentioned in the text. A second edition came out in 1778. Although this book appears to be complete in one volume, spine is marked as volume 2.

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        Historia Reformationis Ecclesiarum Raeticarum, ex genuinis fontibus et adhuc maximam partem numquam impressis sine partium studio deducta. Tomus Primus. / Tomeus secundus et ultimus: Historia reformationis ecclesiarum raeticarum sine partium studio deducta.nunc primum in lucem. In 2 Bden. / En 2 volumes.

      Curiae Raetorum et Lindaviae, Sumtibus Jacobi Otto MDCCLXXII / MDCCLXXVII. 1772-1777, - in-4to, 32 nicht numm. Bl. + 261 S. (+ 1 weiss) + 658 S. + 11 nicht numm. Bl. (Index, das letzte weiss) / Titelbl. + 4 n.numm. Bl. + 668 S. + 8 n.n. Bl. Index., Stempel verso Titelbl. ?Herzogliche S. Meiningische Bibliothek?, Original Halb-Lederbände, Rotschnitt. Nicht identisch gebunden, jedoch schönes Exemplar. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Die Eiche des Sylvan.

      - Aquatinta in Braundruck von F.W. Schlotterbeck (1777-1819) nach einer Zeichnung von Hackert, auf Velin. 54:41 cm. Sehr guter Abdruck mit vollem Rand um die Plattenkante. Mit kleineren Restaurierungen im Rand. Literatur: Michels, Katalog der Chalcograph. Gesellschaft Dessau, Nr. 49. Mit Widmung „Dem Herrn Philipp Hackert, Ersten Maler Sr Majestät des Königs Beider Sicilien als ein Zeugnis Ihrer wahren Hochachtung gewidmet von der Chalcographischen Gesellschaft in Dessau 1798.". Eine zeichnerische Vorlage zu diesem Blatt ist bei Nordhoff/Reimer nicht bekannt. J.W. von Goethe erwähnt dieses Blatt in den „Propyläen", Tübingen 1799, Band II, Teil 1, S. 502/03.

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