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        A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE, AND ROUND THE WORLD. PERFORMED IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS THE RESOLUTION AND ADVENTURE, IN THE YEARS 1772, 1773, 1774 AND 1775.

      LONDON. STRAHAN AND CADELL. 1777.. FIRST EDITION, TWO VOLUMES. THIS SET CONTAINS THE FULL TEXT BUT NO PLATES. VOLUME 1: TITLE PAGES; CONTENTS; GENERAL INTRODUCTION; LIST OF PLATES( PLATES NOT PRESENT); 378 PAGES. VOLUME 2: TITLE PAGES; CONTENTS; 396 PAGES. BOTH VOLUMES REBOUND IN MARBLED BOARDS WITH STIFF CREAM PAPER SPINES, PAPER LABELS, NEW ENDPAPERS. BINDING IS TIGHT. VOLUME 1 IS GENERALLY CLEAN WITH OCCASIONAL FOXING. IN VOL. 1 PAGE 375 HAS A SMALL HOLE WITH LOSS OF ABOUT FOUR WORDS OF TEXT. VOLUME 2 HAS EVIDENCE OF WATER STAINING UP TO PAGE 160 (MAINLY IN THE WIDE MARGINS, WITH LITTLE IN THE TEXT), THEREAFTER A BRIGHT COPY. OVERALL, A VERY GOOD, CLEAN AND ATTRACTIVE SET OF THIS SCARCE WORK WITHOUT THE PLATES AND OFFERED AT AN ATTRACTIVE PRICE. PICTURES AVAILABLE.

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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. 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.= A rare treatise on precious stones and how to recognize them. The title page suggests that it has been printed in London, however, the name of the publisher, Elmsley, is printed incorrectly, which makes this a bit doubtful. However, "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). Apparently very rare; not seen by Sinkankas. 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 inch. 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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        Friedrich "der Große", König von Preußen: (1712-1786): Brief m. eigenh. U. ("Frch").

      Potsdam, 16. IX. 1777. - 4°. 1/2 S. An Obrist von Rohdich in der Angelegenheit des Garde-Grenadier Frochen unter Einschaltung des preußischen Kavallerieoffiziers Generalmajor von Apenburg (= Levin Gideon Friedrich von Apenburg, 1724-1794). - // - "Mein lieber Obrist v. Rohdich. Bey denen in Eurem Bericht vom 15ten dieses, angezeigten Umbständen, in Ansehung des Grenadier Frochen, vom Zweytten Battaillon Garde bin Ich davon wohl zufrieden, daß derselbe mit einem andern, vom Regiment Apenburg vertauschet wird, und habe Ich das deshalb nöthige an Meinen General Major v. Apenburg, bereits ergehen laßen, und Euch solches, zu Eurer Achtung, hiedurch bekannt machen wollen. Ich bin Euer Wohlaffectionirter König. // Potsdam den 16.ten September 1777". - // - Schön unterzeichnet mit der großen Paraphe "Frch". - Winzige Verletzung am oberen Rand (Text nicht betroffen), sonst sehr gut. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Théorie des traités de Commerce entre les Nations.

      A Paris chez la Veuve Duchesne 1777 In-12 de XV-(2)-538-(2) pp., veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Docteur en droit en 1747, Mathieu-Antoine Bouchaud (1719-1804) entra dans l'équipe de d'Alembert pour la rédaction de l'Encyclopédie et signa plusieurs articles sur la jurisprudence. Sa Théorie des Traités de commerce entre les Nations s'inspire du Manuel des Politiques de Mably, tentant d'établir les règles juridiques du commerce international. Très bon exemplaire. INED, 686.

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        A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE, AND ROUND THE WORLD. PERFORMED IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS THE RESOLUTION AND ADVENTURE, IN THE YEARS 1772, 1773, 1774 AND 1775.

      LONDON. STRAHAN AND CADELL 1777 - FIRST EDITION, TWO VOLUMES. THIS SET CONTAINS THE FULL TEXT BUT NO PLATES. VOLUME 1: TITLE PAGES; CONTENTS; GENERAL INTRODUCTION; LIST OF PLATES( PLATES NOT PRESENT); 378 PAGES. VOLUME 2: TITLE PAGES; CONTENTS; 396 PAGES. BOTH VOLUMES REBOUND IN MARBLED BOARDS WITH STIFF CREAM PAPER SPINES, PAPER LABELS, NEW ENDPAPERS. BINDING IS TIGHT. VOLUME 1 IS GENERALLY CLEAN WITH OCCASIONAL FOXING. IN VOL. 1 PAGE 375 HAS A SMALL HOLE WITH LOSS OF ABOUT FOUR WORDS OF TEXT. VOLUME 2 HAS EVIDENCE OF WATER STAINING UP TO PAGE 160 (MAINLY IN THE WIDE MARGINS, WITH LITTLE IN THE TEXT), THEREAFTER A BRIGHT COPY. OVERALL, A VERY GOOD, CLEAN AND ATTRACTIVE SET OF THIS SCARCE WORK WITHOUT THE PLATES AND OFFERED AT AN ATTRACTIVE PRICE. PICTURES AVAILABLE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SEVENTEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SEVEN: OR, A PICTURE OF THE MANNERS AND CHARACTER OF THE AGE. IN A POETICAL EPISTLE FROM A LADY OF QUALITY IN ENGLAND, TO OMIAH, AT OTAHEITE

      Dublin: Printed for W. Wilson, 1777. [4],23,[1]pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Some faint toning, else quite clean. Near fine. Scarce socio-sexual satirical poem in which "a lady of quality" writes to Omai requesting more Polynesian men to satisfy the appetites of her European sisters. The poem reads: "Come, Southern youths! these happy feats explore, / New pleasures wait you on Britannia's shore." The author was a Dublin-born poet and playwright. The sexual overtones are complemented by the author's social commentary on British greed and love of luxury: "Two fiends with joint and sov'reign sway shall reign, / The love of pleasure, and the love of gain, / And full, and perfect, as in British soul, / Absorb all feelings, and all aims controul." Omai was the first Tahitian to visit England; he arrived aboard the Adventure, one of the ships with Cook's Second Voyage. He was returned to the Society Islands by Cook in November of 1777, in the course of Cook's third and final voyage. "When the Adventure arrived in England Omai was taken under the wing of Joseph Banks who, along with Solander, presented him at court on 17 July 1774. He was received with such favour that he was granted a royal pension while in England. Shortly afterwards (possibly at the king's urging) he was taken by Banks and Solander to Baron Dimsdale in Hertfordshire to be inoculated against smallpox. (The disease had killed Omai's compatriot Aoutourou, the first Tahitian to visit Europe, who had been taken to France in 1769 by Bougainville.) While in England, thanks to the connections made possible by Banks, Lord Sandwich, and the Burneys, Omai came to know many of the most prominent members of aristocratic and literary society. When Dr. Johnson met him in April 1776 he was 'struck with the elegance of his behaviour,' accounting for it on the grounds that 'he had passed his time, while in England, only in the best company; so that all that he had acquired of our manners was genteel' (Boswell, LIFE, 3.8)....During his two years in England Omai provided elite society with a living example of the 'noble savage' and a focus for discussions about the virtues of natural man as against the artificiality produced by civilization....He was painted by a number of major artists, most notably Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose celebrated portrait of Omai is now in the Tate collection" - DNB. Only a dozen copies are listed in ESTC. ESTC N22237. DNB (online).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Nuovo Giornale d'Italia. Spettante alla scienza naturale, e principalmente all'agricoltura, alle arti ed al commercio. In seguito alli dodici tomi, che formano la prima collezione col titolo di Giornale d'Italia.

      Milocco, 1777-1782. 6 voll., in 8°, p. perg., ogni vol. è composto da pp. 423. L'opera è inoltre arricchita da 12 inc. (1 a doppia pag.) fuori testo e 2 inc., più piccole, nel testo. Front. fig. da pregevole inc.

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        Tractatus de Morbis Cutaneis.

      Paris, P. Guillaume Cavelier, 1777. ii, blankl] [iv], xvi, 704, [iv], [ii, blank] pp. 4to (21,3 x 26 cm.). Contemporary full marbled calf, spine with 5 raised bands, the compartments richly gilt tooled with floral decorations, gilt lettered on red morcco label (joints slightly worn for about 1 cm. near the top of the spine; some slight rubbing at both sides along the extremities), marbled end-papres, red edges (despite these few minor flaws, a very nice and attractive binding). LARGE PAPER COPY. First edition of the FIRST MODERN text on Dermatology, and the last major work on Dermatology to be published in Latin. Lorry is regarded as the founder of French Dermatology, he "attempted the classification of diseases on the basis of essential relations, their physiological, pathological, and etiological similarities"(Garrison & Morton 3983). He was a pupil of Astruc, and receievd his MD. in Paris (1748).Patients included the Richelieus, Voltaire, and (briefly) Louis XV. Heirs of Hippocrates, 964.

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        Flora Londinensis;: or, plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London; with their places of growth and times of flowering; their several names according to Linnaeus and other authors: with a particular description of each plant in Latin and English. To which are added, their several uses in medicine, agriculture, rural oeconomy, and other arts.

      London, printed for the author, 1777-1798. - 2 Bde. Fol. Mit gestochener Titelvignette und 435 Kupferstichen auf 432 Tafeln. Halbleder im Stil der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - Nissen BBI 439; Stafleu & Cowan 1286; Sitwell p. 54; De Belder 86. - "A splendid work.(Sitwell). - Die schönen, sehr detaillierten Kupferstiche von Darton, Sowerby, Kilburn, Swan etc. nach Vorlagen von Sydenham Edwards, Kilburn and Sowerby. - Enthält die Register zu den Teilen 1-3 und 5-6. - Das vorliegende Werk wird auf Grund seines umfassenden Materials auch als erste farbig illustrierte Flora Englands bezeichnet. - Es fehlen 6 Textblätter (Ligustrum vulgare; Melissa nepeta; Stachys arvensis; Spergula arvensis; Agrimonia empatoria; Bidens tripartita). Ohne das Gesamtregister. - Titel zu Bd. 2 an den Rändern verstärkt, wenige Tafeln leicht knickfaltig, in der 1. Lieferung Tafel 53 etwas knapp beschnitten. In Bd. 1 ein handschriftliches alphabetisches Register zusätzlich. - Insgesamt sehr gutes, fast fleckenfreies Exempla mit allen Tafeln. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Un chrétien contre six juifs.

      17760915 1 pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, partie d'une charnière habilement restaurée. -Petite biffure à l'encre de l'époque sur un mot p. 23. -Très bon exemplaire. in-8 de (2)-303 pp. + 1 f. d'errata après le f. de titre ; La Haye, Aux Dépens des Libraires, 1777, Edition originale. Rare.Bengesco, n° 1860, 1 ; Conlon 77 : 1585 ; Cat. Voltaire B.N.F. n° 4561 ; le Réro n'en localise qu'un seul exemplaire (BCU Lausanne)."Écrit en réponse au livre de l'abbé Guenée : "Lettres de quelques juifs portugais, allemands et polonais à M. de Voltaire. 4e édition... augmentée", Paris, 1776, 3 vol. in-12. À la suite sont reproduits : "Éclaircissement historique, à l'occasion d'un libelle calomnieux contre "l'Essai sur les murs et l'esprit des nations, par M. Damilaville", annoncé par une note limin. intitulée : "Incursion sur Nonotte, ex-jésuite", réponse, publiée en 1763, à l'ouvrage : "Les Erreurs de M. de Voltaire", par l'abbé Nonnotte et joint alors au t. VI de "l'Essai sur les murs", ici attribué pour la première fois à Damilaville. La conclusion : "À Messieurs les six juifs", est signée : "La Roupilière, à Perpignan, 15 septembre 1776". Publié à la fin de 1776, comme l'indique la lettre à d'Argental du 4 décembre 1776 [Besterman, n° 19298]. Le f. n. chiffré en tête du vol. contient l'errata." (B.N.F.).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Philippe Sérignan]
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        Reliquienbrief mit eigenh. U. und montierter, gefasster Kreuzreliquie. Rom, 16. III. 1777.

      1777. Formulardruck (Folio, gefaltet) mit hs. Einträgen, blindgepr. Siegel und dem mit Faden und rotem Lacksiegel aufmontierten Reliquiar. Unter Glas gerahmt (Rahmenmaß: 320 x 274 mm). Schenkungs- und Echtheitsbestätigung des päpstlichen Sakristans und Mitglieds der Reliquienkongregation Fr. Landini hinsichtlich dreier wenige Millimeter messender Späne vom Holz des Kreuzes Christi, diese aufmontiert auf einen kreuzförmigen Papierträger, der seinerseits auf Kristall- oder Glasträger in einem kreuzförmigen Silberrahmen (ca. 3 x 6 cm) gefasst ist; mit Faden und Siegel auf dem das Ensemble beschreibenden Zertifikat befestigt. Umseitig Freisinger Annahmebestätigung von 1784 sowie die von Franz Xaver Hochbichler (1733-1825), Direktor des fürsterzbischöflichen Konsistoriums Salzburg, gewährte Erlaubnis, die Reliquie im Salzburger Dom zur öffentlichen Verehrung auszustellen (dat. 15. 3. 1797). - Etwas angestaubt, einige Papierdurchbrüche im Bereich der Faltungen, aber wohlerhalten und hübsch präsentiert.

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        Sjömäns dagelige assistent,

      eller Anvisning uti de nödvändigaste Stycken af navigations wetenskapen, med dertill nödige Figurer och Tabeller, utgifven af Lars And. Chierlin, föreståndare vid Stockholms stads navigations schola.Med Kongl. Maj:ts Allernådigste Privilegio försedd, och till Trycket befordrad af bemälte Stads sjömans- hus direction. Stockholm hos Ad. E. Holmerus. MDCCLXXVII. (1777). Graverat titelblad, (8), 1-65, 1 blank, 65-106, 105-168 s + 90 blad A-Z, små fläckar på sid.137 och H2 samt diskreta noteringar på sidorna 162 och K2, namnteckning på försättsbladet, helt skinnband från tiden.Chierlin utnämndes till föreståndare för Navigations Skolan i Stockholm 1768. Sjömäns dagelige assistent användes i undervisningen vid skolan.

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        L'origine apostolica della chiesa milanese, e del rito della stessa provata colla tradizione immemorabile, e con documenti parte editi, e parte sin'ora inediti.

      Only edition of this history of the Milanese Church, in Italian, by the prefect of Milan's Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Nicolò Sormani (d. ca. 1777); he affirms its apostolic origin, i.e., the legend of St. Barnaba, chiefly by way of a syllogism declaring the authority of oral tradition -- that a tradition is true if it is antique and there is no reason to doubt it; that the legend of St. Barnaba's founding the Church is old and inscrutable; and that therefore her legend is true -- though an appendix supplies the reader with original documents he nonetheless cites, and an editor's note observes that he himself translated many of them from Latin into Italian for the first time. With this publication, Sormani continued his quest to quell the belligerent hordes of sophists and provocateurs who questioned ecclesiastical traditions, having first published a treatise on the subject in 1740 (De origine apostolica ecclesia Mediolanensis a s. Barnaba apostolo deducta), as the first dissertation in a two-part volume; but this is the only production in the vernacular. The Italian text is accompanied by citations and original documentation, which is in both Italian and, mostly, Latin; it is printed in roman and italic, with one large floriated woodcut initial and a decorative headpiece at the beginning of the first chapter. The final leaf contains the imprimatur and errata. Searches of NUC Pre-1956 and WorldCat locate only two copies in U.S. libraries, one of which has been deaccessioned.

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        Fabeln von Hagedorn, Gleim und Lichtwer.

      Winterthur, Heinrich Steiner und Compagnie 1777. 8° (18,8 x 13,5 cm). Mit gest. Front./Tit.u. 20 Kupfertafeln von J.R. Schellenberg. 6 nn. Bll., 80 S., zeitgenössischer roter Lederband mit reicher Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung, Voll-Goldschnitt; Schließbänder fehlen, tlw. bestoßen. Widmungsbl. mit dez. Sammlerstemp.; breitrandig, schwache Fingerspuren. NDB 22, S. 649 \".. Die Schalkhaftigkeit in Schellenberg`s Natur, das Sarkastische in seinem Wesen eignete sich vortrefflich zur Illustration von Fabeln..\"; Fabula docet 131 \".. Zwanzig meisterhafte Tafeln\"; Bodemann Fabelbuch 165,1; Lanckoronska-Oehler II,175 (sehr lobend); Rümann, 18. Jh. 385. - Erste Ausgabe, selten. Daniel Chodowiecki gewidmet u. mit einem in Schreibschrift wiedergegebenen Widmungsbrief an diesen. Die Fabeln behandeln die öfter dazu herangezogenen Tiere: Fuchs, Löwe, Wolf, Frosch, Delphin und Affe; oft auch Tiere mit Menschen: Die Räuber und der Esel, Der Bär und der Liebhaber seines Gartens etc. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Literatur, Fabeln, Illustrated book, Literature

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        Statua regum Europaeorum P.C.N. nomina continens.Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, [ca. 1777]. Large engraved chart (57 x 47 cm) printed on a single sheet of paper (60 x 50 cm), engraved by Emanuel Eichel after August Scheller, coloured by a contemporary hand.

      Cf. Thieme & Becker XXX, pp. 20-21. Last(?) state of a large engraved genealogical chart, coloured by a contemporary hand, with in the center a large crowned figure holding a scepter. Written down on his breastplate, legs and feet are all the European rulers, divided per country, starting at the first century up to 1777. On his right is a table with the Russian tsars from 1533 to 1762. At the upper left and right corner are several coats of arms (Russia, Spain, France, Portugal, Great-Britain, etc.). Several of these charts were published together ca. 1756 as Icones synopticae monarchorum, reflecting the earlier series by Seuter (ca. 1740). After the production of ca. 1756, the charts were issued separately and occasionaly revised. The latest date on the present state in 1777. This is possibly the last state since Lotter died in 1777. Slightly browned, margins slightly soiled with a few small tears, but restored around on the back. Overall in 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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        Old Ballads, Historical and Narrative, With Some of Modern Date; Now first collected, and reprinted from rare Copies. With Notes.

      printed for T. Evans, in the Strand, London 1777 - Engraved vignette on the title-pages. First Edition. Two volumes. 8vo. [180 x 120 x 47 mm]. [4]ff, 334, [2] pp; [4]ff, 308pp. Bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, plain sides, the spines divided into six panels with gilt compartments, the first with the gilt crest of Morse on a green goatskin label, lettered in the second on a red label and numbered in the third on a green label, the others tooled with a large flower and sprigs, the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, marbled endleaves, sprinkled edges. (Slightly rubbed). With the half titles and final leaf of advertisements in vol.1. The titles are headed "Evan's Edition". A little spotting at front and rear but a very good copy. The work was intended as a supplement to Percy's 'Reliques of Ancient English Poetry', first published in 1765. The crest at the head of the spine, a demi man in armour holding a halberd (axe), is that of Morse. The labels in the first panels appear to be contemporary with the bindings, which almost certainly date from soon after publication. The same crest is found on a six volume set of Plutarch's 'Lives', published in 1774, now in the Clements Collection in the National Art Library at the V&A. The British Armorial Bindings database identifies the crest as that of John Morse (1776-1844) of Sprowston Hall and Bagthorpe in Norfolk, and Abbot's Wooton in Dorset. He was the eldest son of John Morse, Alderman of Norfolk (could this not have been his crest?) and Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Boycott of Sprowston Hall. In 1800 John jr married Elizabeth Anne, only daughter of General Thomas Hall of Western Colville in Cambridgeshire. Their son John Hall Morse (d.1874) took the additional name and arms of Boycott in 1844. Both volumes have the armorial bookplate of his only son, Frederic Augustus Morse Boycott (1849-1926). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Table pour Chiffrer / Table pour Déchiffrer. Bavaria, c. 1777-1800.

      1777. French ms. in ink on paper. 3 loose broadsheets, c. 925 x 382 mm each, mounted on cloth. Extremely rare coding and decoding tables for use of a late-18th-c. "Black Chamber", the secret cipher departments of the European courts of the early modern age. "The Black Chambers were effectively making all forms of monoalphabetic cipher insecure. Confronted with such professional cryptanalytic opposition, cryptographers were at last forced to adopt the more complex but more secure Vignenère cipher. Gradually, cipher secretaries began to switch to using polyalphabetic ciphers" (Singh, The Code Book [1999], 59). - Content and provenance clearly link this specimen with the Bavarian Electoran court. The coding table is arranged by subject, with codes for important figures of the various courts, especially those of Bavaria and the Palatinate. Other terms are arranged alphabetically. The "Bavière" section mentions "l'Electrice Douairiere" and names of statesmen active in the 1780s. It may thus be deduced that these tables were probably devised immediately after the death of Elector Max III Joseph in 1777 and might have been put to their first use during the Bavarian War of Succession. As a few later additions in brown ink prove, the tables remained in use until around 1800/05. The other table, arranged by number codes, was used for deciphering: 1330 codes are juxtaposed with their proper meanings. An additional, blank decoding table (showing only the codes) proves that the great mass of encrypted correspondence produced in times of crisis created work for many hands, necessitating multiple tables, all of which would have to be closely guarded. - Signs of contemporary use (fingerstains, wrinkles, etc.); somewhat dusty. A rare example of authentic early modern cryptography tables (but cf. the cryptography catalogue issued by Quaritch [cat. 1300] for a small number of Austrian and British specimens of the same period).

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        DICTIONNAIRE de LITTÉRATURE

      Laporte 1777 - DICTIONNAIRE de LITTÉRATURE dans lequel on traite de tout ce qui a rapport à l'éloquence, à la Poësie, & aux belles lettres, & dans lequel on enseigne la Marche et les règles qu'on doit observer dans tous les Ouvrages de l'Esprit par Mr SABATIER de CASTRES ouvrage en trois volumes in-8° reliés (17.5 cm x 11 cm) reliure plein veau brun, dos à cinq nerfs, caissons ornés de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin cerise, toutes tranches groseille, (frontispice au premier volume), chez Laporte, Paris, 1777 bon état d'usage (coiffe du premier volume accidentée, coins émoussés) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes et nouvelles en vers.

      (Bouillon) (Société typographique de Bouillon) 1777Deux volumes in-8, (1) ff.-xiv-200-13 et 286 pp., plein maroquin rouge cerise, filet sur les plats, tranches dorées (mors restaurés, taches à la reliure, rares piqures). Ouvrage orné de deux frontispices gravés par Vidal, deux vignettes de titre, un portrait gravé de La Fontaine d'après Rigaud et Ficquet, deux en-têtes, 43 culs-de-lampe et 80 figures hors texte d'après Eisen, ici avant la lettre. Contrefaçon bouillonnaise de l'édition des Fermiers Généraux. Exemplaire provenant des bibliothèques du Baronnet Chatterton et de Harvey Frost. photographies et détails à la demande.

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: with arguments prefixed to the different books; and moral and theological observations illustrating each chapter.

      Glasgow: Pr. for John & James Robertson, James Duncan, James Brown, and Alexander Weir 4to (25.7 cm, 9.9"). [1128 of 1132] pp. (lacks title-leaf and first leaf of prefatory matter).. 1777?78 [with] The Psalms of David in metre ... allowed by the authority of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, and appointed to be sung in congregations and families. Edinburgh: Sir D. Hunter Blair & M.T. Bruce, 1831. 4to. [52] pp. This Bible was owned by Thomas Carlyle (1795?1881), the complex and controversial Scottish man of letters who stood for the Victorian ideal of the Great Man, and whose works were standard household fare for considerably more than a generation. Carlyle grew up in a staunchly religious household, was well read in Divinity, and referred often in both his writings and in conversation to what he once described as => "the truest of all books." The edition of it that he chose here has Ostervald's "practical observations" supplied at the feet of their relevant pages. The New Testament has a separate title-page with the Glasgow, 1777 information, while the Apocrypha (which are signed separately) have a colophon giving "Paisley: Printed by Alexander Weir," 1778. Provenance: With Carlyle's "Humilitate" bookplate on front pastedown and his large formal (manifestly youthful) signature at end of Apocrypha, beneath which is a note in a smaller, less formal hand on his birth; his full name appears in the margin of Jeremiah XV, and just "Thomas" in margin of II Samuel, III:38. Front free endpaper with private bookplate of San Francisco bookseller John Howell, back pastedown with Howell's small professional ticket. Later in The Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released). Contemporary mottled sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, rebacked in similar calf with original spine laid on; edges rubbed, original spine leather chipped, hinges (inside) unobtrusively strengthened. Bookplates and markings as above, with additional early small slip of earlier printed cataloguing affixed to front pastedown and two instances of dried plant material laid in. Title-leaf and first leaf of prefatory matter lacking; first few leaves present browned with edges ragged and a few words lost from preliminary discourse. Pages trimmed closely, touching headers or notes with moderate frequency; age-toned, with mild to moderate foxing and occasional ink spots. Two leaves with short tears from margins, touching a few letters without loss; leaf of Jeremiah with area torn off with loss of XLIX:22?23 and L:1?2; one other leaf with edges tattered and 12 lines of text lost; one leaf with lower outer corner torn away, affecting a few words; several instances of small tissue repairs, sometimes partially obscuring a few letters. => A well-used Bible of interesting and meaningful provenance.

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        Diarío de Navegación que con el Favor de Dios y Nuestra Sra. De los Dolores espera Executar Francisco Cassani Piloto avordo de la Saetia Nombrada el Santo Cristo del Calvario. Su patron Thomas Taxonera comensado en Cadiz el dia 13 de noviembre

      Cadiz, 1776 - Salvamento, 1777. - MANUSCRIT in-4. 115ff. Plein vélin, traces de liens, coutures au dos (reliure de l'époque, plats salis). Précieux livre de bord d'un navire espagnol, le Santo Cristo del Calvario, lors d'une importante expédition militaire envoyée en Amérique du Sud par Carlos III et qui s'inscrit dans les efforts menés à cette époque par la couronne espagnole pour assurer sa domination sur le Nouveau Continent. La première partie du journal commence le 13 novembre 1776 et s'achève le 20 février 1777 à l'arrivée du bateau au port de l'île Santa Catalina (Paraguay) tenue par les Portugais. La deuxième partie du journal commence, après la prise de l'île par les Espagnols, lorsque le navire se rend le 28 mars 1777 au Rio Grande (Brésil), où il arrive le 29 avril. Enfin, la troisième partie du journal concerne la traversée de retour à Cadiz du 8 juillet au 7 octobre 1777. Le bateau dont il est question ici était un navire de guerre qui avait déjà participé à d'autres campagnes transatlantiques. Le manuscrit tenu jour après jour contient de nombreux renseignements techniques sur le déroulement de la traversée avec des détails sur les conditions météorologiques. Chaque résumé de la journée est accompagné d'un tableau et d'un schéma récapitulatifs. Légère trace de mouillure dans la marge inférieure. J. Siles Salinas, Historia de la Independencia de Bolivia, 2009, p. 14-15. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE, AND ROUND THE WORLD. Performed by Her Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure [1772-1775]

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London 1777 - 4to, pp. xl, 378. "In which is included Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the Ships" The first volume (of two) of the second edition, printed in the same year as the first, of Cook's second voyage, made in the years 1772 to 1775. Shortly after his return from his first voyage (1768-1771), Cook was promoted to the rank of commander and, in 1772, was directed to lead another scientific expedition on behalf of the Royal Society, ostensibly to search for the mythical land of Terra Australis. Although, on his first voyage, he had charted almost the entire eastern coastline of Australia, it was still believed that Terra Australis lay further south. Cook commanded HMS Resolution on this voyage, and Tobia Furneaux was in charge of the HMS Adventure. Cook's expedition circumnavigated the globe at an extreme southern latitude, becoming one of the first vessels to cross the Antarctic Circle. He also used a copy of John Harrison's H4 marine chronometer, which enabled Cook to calculate his longitudinal position with much greater accuracy. This copy has recently been professionally re-bound in full black cloth with morocco spine labels. The frontispiece of Cook, the title page and the famous large folding "Chart of the Southern Hemisphere" have been professionally cleaned and repaired. All other folding charts and views have been properly re-folded with minor repairs. Contents show some foxing with off-setting from plates and "ghosting" from folded charts etc. This volume collated and all plates etc. present. See Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook 1217, Sabin 16245 and Rosove 77. A2 who notes that it contains a new notation concerning plate XXIV. A recently re-bound volume I only, of a two volume set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveaux voyages dans l'Amérique septentrionale.

      AMSTERDAM ChezChanguuion 1777 - Full speckled calf, gilt spine with raised bands.392 pp. Ex-Libris Abbé Bois famous 19 th century Bibliophile. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: with arguments prefixed to the different books; and moral and theological observations illustrating each chapter.

      Glasgow: Pr. for John & James Robertson, James Duncan, James Brown, and Alexander Weir 4to (25.7 cm, 9.9"). [1128 of 1132] pp. (lacks title-leaf and first leaf of prefatory matter).. 1777–78 [with] The Psalms of David in metre ... allowed by the authority of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, and appointed to be sung in congregations and families. Edinburgh: Sir D. Hunter Blair & M.T. Bruce, 1831. 4to. [52] pp. This Bible was owned by Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), the complex and controversial Scottish man of letters who stood for the Victorian ideal of the Great Man, and whose works were standard household fare for considerably more than a generation. Carlyle grew up in a staunchly religious household, was well read in Divinity, and referred often in both his writings and in conversation to what he once described as => "the truest of all books." The edition of it that he chose here has Ostervald's "practical observations" supplied at the feet of their relevant pages. The New Testament has a separate title-page with the Glasgow, 1777 information, while the Apocrypha (which are signed separately) have a colophon giving "Paisley: Printed by Alexander Weir," 1778. Provenance: With Carlyle's "Humilitate" bookplate on front pastedown and his large formal (manifestly youthful) signature at end of Apocrypha, beneath which is a note in a smaller, less formal hand on his birth; his full name appears in the margin of Jeremiah XV, and just "Thomas" in margin of II Samuel, III:38. Front free endpaper with private bookplate of San Francisco bookseller John Howell, back pastedown with Howell's small professional ticket. Later in The Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released). Contemporary mottled sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, rebacked in similar calf with original spine laid on; edges rubbed, original spine leather chipped, hinges (inside) unobtrusively strengthened. Bookplates and markings as above, with additional early small slip of earlier printed cataloguing affixed to front pastedown and two instances of dried plant material laid in. Title-leaf and first leaf of prefatory matter lacking; first few leaves present browned with edges ragged and a few words lost from preliminary discourse. Pages trimmed closely, touching headers or notes with moderate frequency; age-toned, with mild to moderate foxing and occasional ink spots. Two leaves with short tears from margins, touching a few letters without loss; leaf of Jeremiah with area torn off with loss of XLIX:22–23 and L:1–2; one other leaf with edges tattered and 12 lines of text lost; one leaf with lower outer corner torn away, affecting a few words; several instances of small tissue repairs, sometimes partially obscuring a few letters. => A well-used Bible of interesting and meaningful provenance.

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        Histoire générale de Provence, dédiée aux États.

      1777 4 pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs, reliure habilement restaurée. -Petit manque de papier dans la marge int. du dernier f. du tome 1 sans atteinte du texte ; petites taches de cire sur 2 ff. du tome 1 et 6 ff. du tome 4, sans gêne pour la lecture. 4 volumes in-4 de XXXVI-689-(3) pp. + 1 f. d'errata + 2 cartes h.t. (dont 1 dépl.) + 5 pl. h.t. ; (4)-XVI-630-C pp. + 1 f. d'errata après la p. 630 + 7 pl. h.t. ; (4)-XVI-683-(1)-LXXX pp. + 14 pp. (Supplément) + 6 pl. h.t. et (4)-XIV-864-(2) pp. ; Paris, Moutard, 1777-1786, Edition originale.Reboul 226.Ex. bien complet des 18 pl. h.t. et des 2 cartes h.t. (dont 1 dépl.).Une des meilleures histoires de Provence, réputée pour sa documentation.

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        Histoire générale de PROVENCE, dédiée aux Etats.

      1777 - 1786, Moutard 1777 - 4 volumes in-4 carré ( 285 X 220 mm ) XXXVI-689p.-( 4p. privilège + errata ) XVI-630p.-( 2p. errata )-C XVI-683p.-IXXX-14p. XIV-864p.- ( 2p. privilège + errata ), pleine basane fauve, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin citron, tranches mouchetées ( Reliures de l'époque ). Complet des 2 cartes de la Provence rempliées au tome 1. 18 planches hors-texte au total: 5 planches hors-texte au tome 1, 7 planches hors-texte de monnaies au tome 2, 6 planches hors-texte de monnaies au tome 3. Bien complet de ses 2 «Supplément à l'Histoire Générale de Provence» aux t. 2 et 3, ainsi qu'un 3ème supplément intitulé «La relation du Tournois célébré à Tarascon en juin 1449» avec pagination particulière de 14 pages. EDITION ORIGINALE. Défauts à quelques coiffes, bel exemplaire, de l'une des meilleures "Histoire de Provence".Jean-Pierre PAPON ( 1734-1803 ), dit "l'Abbé PAPON". Nommé en 1780 conservateur de la bibliothèque de Marseille, il entreprend une histoire générale de la Provence, dont le deuxième volume est dédié à Monsieur, frère de Louis XVI. Aidé du botaniste Louis Gérard et du généalogiste-archiviste Jean-Jacques Esmieu, l'Abbé PAPON met une dizaine d'années pour la rédiger. Ses recherches historiques l'ont conduit en Italie, où il a retrouvé, entre autres, la quittance que la reine Jeanne donna au pape Clément VI pour la vente de la ville d'Avignon. Bande-dessinée comics adultes comix [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lettres sur l'Origine des Sciences, et sur celle des Peuples d'Asie. Lettres sur l'Atlantide de Platon et sur l'Ancienne Histoire de l'Asie.

      2 ouvrages en 1 volume. 1° Lettres sur l'Origine des Sciences, et sur celle des Peuples d'Asie, adressées à M. de Voltaire par M. Bailly, & précédées de quelques Lettres de M. de Voltaire à l'Auteur.ÉDITION ORIGINALE. A Londres, chez M. Elmesly et A Paris, chez les Frères Debure - 1777 - 348 pages. 2° Lettres sur l'Atlantide de Platon et sur l'Ancienne Histoire de l'Asie. Pour servir de suite aux Lettres sur l'Origine des Sciences, adressées à M. de Voltaire par M. Bailly.ÉDITION ORIGINALE. A Londres, chez M. Elmesly et A Paris, chez les Frères Debure - 1779 - 443 pages. Carte dépliante relié in fine, gravée sur cuivre par de La Gardette, avec "Avis pour la Carte".Complet & Contrôlé. Reliure plein veau moucheté de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré avec pièce de titre rouge. Tranches rouges. Roulette dorée sur les coupes. Accroc à la coiffe de queue, mors et coins frottés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état intérieur. Format in-8°(20x12). Jean Sylvain Bailly, né le 15 septembre 1736 et mort guillotiné le 12 novembre 1793, à Paris est un mathématicien, astronome, littérateur et homme politique français. Il a été le premier maire de Paris.

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        "Silhouetten | Fragment von Schwäntzen". Autograph manuscript. No place, [1777].

      1777. 4to. 4 pp. on double leaf. With three pen-and-ink sketches. Working manuscript of part one of Lichtenberg's famous satire on Lavater's just-published "Physiognomische Fragmente zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschenliebe" (1775-1778), which enjoyed great popularity throughout Europe. Lichtenberg provides a masterful parody of Lavater's maudlin style and of his minimalist depictions of profiles and ears coupled with elaborate interpretations of character. The first two sketches depict "heroic, forceful" tails: that of a pig and another of an English mastiff. The third drawing unites both tails within a cameo. With certificate of authenticity by Lichtenberg's student Friedrich Kries (1768-1849). Lichtenberg's Göttingen colleague Ernst Gottfried Baldinger (1738-1804) published the satire in 1783 without the author's knowledge in the "Neues Magazin für Ärzte" (vol. 5). The present ms. shows several departures from the printed version, which also omits the final cameo vignette. - Insignificant foxing; slight tears to fold. Includes offprint of first publication, bound with two issues of the 1807 "Morgenblatt für gebildete Stände", concerning Lichtenberg (half calf with giltstamped spine label, c. 1870, with bookplate of Eduard Grisebach).

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        Oeuvres

      - Chez Clement Plonteux, A Liège 1777, 7 tomes en 7 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,5cm), relié. - Menzione nuova edizione, notevolmente aumentato. Infatti, è stato aggiunto a questa multivolume edizione, oltre alle figure. llustrée un ritratto di Monet frontespizio del volume I e le figure da 4 Meon. Volumi II: 4 cifre Meon. Volume III: 10 figure di Monnet. Bella illustrazione, pulito e raffinato. Edizione notevolmente eseguito. Vitello pieno di ghiaccio periodo biondo. Torna Tooled sollevato. Parte del titolo marocco granato e numero del volume in pelle rossa (con ruote). Roulette e protezione della coda. Triple Net framework sul cibo. Mascella superiore fragile coda del volume I; Questo volume comprende anche un piccolo graffio con coda mancante. La mancanza di un cm prima del Volume IV. Volume III della mascella inferiore divisa coda (tre wormholes lungo la mascella). Un intoppo con la cassa d'afflusso mancanza di Volume VI. Cappello Volume VII testa fragile. Un angolo scemato Volume VII. Nonostante queste carenze, bel set di aspetto desiderabile. Anche se non può sinceramente essere descritto come importante produzione letteraria Palissot, è stato senza dubbio una figura importante nella vita letteraria del suo tempo; e le varie parti, note, commenti, lettere che incorniciano ogni commedia (il montaggio è molto ricca da questo punto di vista) sono notevoli per la vita letteraria della seconda metà del XVIII, anche per quanto riguarda il famoso litigio filosofi Palissot cui è stato originariamente attaccando oltraggiosamente nel suo dramma omonimo (probabilmente mal progettati a punto di vista drammaturgico, ma eccellente nella sua scrittura, ognuno che beffa fly). Oltre a teatro e poesia La Dunciad, i volumi contengono memorie letterarie (Dizionario di caratteri lettere), la corrispondenza con Voltaire (era protetto nella sua carriera), i critici dei suoi contemporanei (Fréron, Piron Duclos ...). Identifichiamo per la critica con gusto dai suoi contemporanei sui propri pezzi. Palissot era probabilmente un parvenu, con incredibile per polemiche e ridicolo il talento, e tanto per adulazione; questa edizione della sua opera conserva il più grande interesse per il mondo delle lettere della seconda metà del XVIII. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Mention de nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée. Il a en effet été ajouté plusieurs volumes à cette édition, outre les figures. llustrée d'un portrait par Monet au frontispice du tome I et de 4 figures de Meon. Tomes II : 4 figures de Meon. Tome III : 10 figures par Monnet. Très belle illustration, soignée et fine. Edition remarquablement exécutée. Reliure en plein veau blond glacé d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin grenat et de tomaison en maroquin rouge (avec roulettes). Roulette en queue et coiffe. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Mors supérieur fragile en queue du tome I ; ce tome comporte également en queue un petit accroc avec manque. Un manque d'un cm en tête du tome IV. Mors inférieur du tome III fendu en queue (trois trous de vers le long de ce mors). Un accroc avec manque au caisson de tête du tome VI. Coiffe du tome VII fragile en tête. Un coin émoussé au tome VII. Malgré ces défauts, belle série à l'aspect désirable. Bien qu'on ne saurait sans mentir qualifier d'importante la production littéraire de Palissot, celui-ci fut sans conteste une figure majeure de la vie littéraire de son époque ; ainsi les diverses pièces, notes, remarques, lettres qui encadrent chaque comédie (l'édition est fort riche de ce point de vue) sont remarquables quant à la vie littéraire de la seconde moitié du XVIII, notamment en ce qui concerne la fameuse querelle des philosophes dont Palissot fut à l'origine, les attaquant outrageusement dans sa pièce éponyme (sans doute mal conçue au point de vue dramaturgique, mais excellente dans son écriture, chaque raillerie faisant mouche). Outre le théâtre et le poème La Dunciade, les volumes contiennent les Mémoires littéraires (dictionnaire des personnages des lettres), la correspondance avec Voltaire (il en fut le protégé au début de sa carrière), les critiques de ses contemporains (Freron, Piron, Duclos...). On dénichera avec goût les critiques de ses contemporains sur ses propres pièces. Palissot fut sans doute un arriviste, avec un talent incroyable pour la polémique et la raillerie, et autant pour la flatterie ; cette édition de ses oeuvres conserve le plus grand intérêt pour le monde des Lettres de la seconde partie du XVIIIe.

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        Le philosophe anglois, ou Histoire de Monsieur Cleveland, fils naturel de Cromwel; écrite par lui-même & traduite de l'Anglois. Nouvelle édition.

      A Londres, Chez Paul Vaillant, 1777.6 volumes in-8 de XXIV-429 + 439 + 424 + 366 + 343 + 357 pages. Demi-veau blond à petits coins, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, pièces de titre et tomaison rouge et grise. Belle condition. Illustré de 12 gravures hors-texte.

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        A dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English. To which is prefixed a dissertation on the languages, literature, and manners of Eastern nations. Oxford, printed at the Clarendon Press, sold by J. Murray and D. Price, 1777-1780.

      1777. Folio (275 x 407 mm). 2 vols. (4), XLVIII, (16) pp. 2144 (but: 2136: skipping 441-448) cols. (4) pp., XX cols., (6) pp., 2286 cols. 19th century English calf. First edition of the first Persian-Arabic-English dictionary, edited by the orientalist Sir John Richardson (1740/41-1795). The first volume includes a dissertation on the languages, literature and manners of Eastern nations. ''An excellent work. As the first vol. or Persian, Arabic and English part was published separately, many more copies were sold than of the second or English, Persian, and Arabic. A few broken sets of the first volume being left, the booksellers were led to reprint several deficient sheets, and so with the copies left on hand of the second vol. they made up some perfect sets. But these are easily known from the original'' (Clarke), as they are printed in London in 1800. - "On 12 November 1767 [Richardson] was proposed for the Society of Antiquaries of London as of Furnival's Inn. In London he pursued both the law and the study of Arabic and Persian. In his oriental interests Richardson was much influenced by another young man, William Jones, who was already coming to be regarded as a prodigy of learning in Asian languages. With the growth of British territorial power in India the potential market for a Persian dictionary had aroused the interest of London publishers and by 1770 Jones and Richardson were working on a new version of Franciscus Meninski's 'Thesaurus linguarum orientalium', first published in 1680-87. Progress was very slow, and Jones withdrew to concentrate on his legal career, leaving the field to Richardson. Thanks to his 'ingenuity and perseverance' (memorial of A. Hamilton and G. Nicol to East India Company, 6 Feb 1776, BL OIOC, E/1/60, no. 26), an abridged version of the original project eventually appeared in two volumes in 1777 and 1780 as A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic and English. Fundamentally revised by others, notably by Charles Wilkins in 1806 and 1810, the dictionary was to have a long life, but although the company took 150 sets, there were few other subscribers and Richardson got little reward for the huge effort he had expended on it" (Marshall). - Bindings rubbed and worn, inner hinges partly split, endpapers renewed. Some staining and marginal repairs to interior; larger tears to 5 leaves, staining to both titles, ownership inscriptions partly inked out; both titles showing central repaired clipping as well as marginal strenghtening and collector's stamp. A large part of both volumes shows worming to gutter; a few leaves with repairs. Zaunmüller 189. Vater/Jülg 25. Graesse VI, 113. Cf. Brunet IV, 1285 (later ed. only, 1806-1810). Clarke, John. (1806). The Bibliographical Miscellany - Supplement, vol. 1 (London, 1806) pp. 273-274; for Richardson: Marshall, "Richardson, John [styled Sir John Richardson, ninth baronet] (1740/41-1795), orientalist", in: ODNB (online ed.).

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        Histoire générale de PROVENCE, dédiée aux Etats.

      Moutard Paris 1777 - 1786 4 volumes in-4 carré ( 285 X 220 mm ) XXXVI-689p.-( 4p. privilège + errata )-XVI-630p.-( 2p. errata )-C-XVI-683p.-IXXX-14p.-XIV-864p.- ( 2p. privilège + errata ), vélin ivoire, dos lisses jansénistes. ( Reliures postérieures ). Complet des 2 cartes de la Provence rempliées au tome 1. 18 planches hors-texte au total: 5 planches hors-texte au tome 1, 7 planches hors-texte de monnaies au tome 2, 6 planches hors-texte de monnaies au tome 3. Bien complet de ses 2 «Supplément à l'Histoire Générale de Provence» aux t. 2 et 3, ainsi qu'un 3ème supplément intitulé «La relation du Tournois célébré à Tarascon en juin 1449» avec pagination particulière de 14 pages. EDITION ORIGINALE. Très bel exemplaire, non rogné à belles marges de l'une des meilleures "Histoire de Provence". D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        Autograph poem. N. p. o. d.

      1777. Oblong 4to. 1 p. Mounted in blue morocco with gilt title to spine. Large 4to. "An Frau von Heigendorf | Persönchen giebt es, die uns schon behagen; | Doch nach Talent und Kunst darf man nicht fragen. | Talente giebt's, die man bewundern muss, | Doch ist dabey nicht Freude nicht Genuss. | Dein Gross Talent mit Anmuth ist geschmückt, | Bewundernd Dich, ist man zugleich beglückt". - The recipient of Eckermann's dedication was the German actress Caroline Jagemann (1777-1848), once the mistress of Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1757-1828), who created her Freifrau von Heygendorff in 1809. Beneath Eckermann's quotation is a notice, erroneously attributing the present poem to Goethe himself ("This Autograph of Goethe was given to me in 1844 by Frau Hofräthin Puchenbach [...]"), which is the source of the wrong cover title that reads "Johann W. v. Goethe | 'An Frau von Heigendorf' | Autograph Manuscript Poem". - Centerfold of Eckermann's leaf shows reinforced tear; binding somewhat rubbed. Published in: Gedichte von J. P. Eckermann, Leipzig 1838.

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        1- BASEDOW (Johann Bernhard). De l'éducation des princes destinés au trône. Yverdon, Imprimerie de la Société littéraire, 1777. (2), 122 p., (1) f. bl. [Suivi de]2- SERVAN (Joseph-Michel-Antoine). Discours sur le progrès des connoissances humaines en général, de la morale, et de la législation en particulier; lu dans une Assemblée publique de l'Académie de Lyon. S.l., 1783. viij, 159 p.

      12 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-8, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisse orné de compartiments fleuronnés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, tranches rouges, (coif. sup. et coins émoussés, dos lég. frotté, qqs petits accrocs). 1- Première édition française, dans la traduction de Jean-François de Bourgoing, de l'un des principaux ouvrages du célèbre pédagogue allemand. Créateur d'une institution denseignement (le 'Philanthropinum'), Basedow exerça une influence importante en Europe, mais rencontra une forte opposition des milieux religieux. Il eut le mérite de mettre en pratique, dans un climat de tolérance, des principes hérités en partie de Rousseau. (Cf. Buisson, 'Dict. de pédagogie', I, 174-175).2- Seconde édition de ce bilan synthétique des Lumières, les hommes et les institutions dans tous les domaines du savoir, des sciences, du droit, de l'économie politique et de la morale, dans lequel le célèbre avocat livre une véritable profession de foi dans la perfectibilité humaine. D'importants passages sont consacrés à l'économie et à la finance. (Goldsmiths, 'Online Catalogue', 12207.10. INED, 4168).Bon exemplaire grand de marges, intérieur très frais.

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        Rona, A Poem in Seven Books illustrated with a Correct Map of the Hebrides and Elegant Engravings.

      J. Murray. London. 1777. - 7 engraved plates and folding map, Dedication and Introduction (i-xviii)+ 219 pp, plus 1pp adverts for other Murray books, approximately 11 x 9 inches, leather covered boards (hardbound). Front cover, front free endpaper, title page and first engraving all detatched. Contemporary leather binding is in poor condition, with abrasion to leather, corners bumped, spine chipped and cracked. One inch repaired tear to map where it is attached; contents clean and bright. Engravings by James Caldwall after William Hamilton. Large folding map of the Hebrides (dated 1776) by M. J. Armstrong. A verse tragedy in rhyming iambic pentameter lines that unfolds in seven chapters, each prefaced by the Argument. The tale told is that of the misanthrope Basilius who spurns mankind, retreating with his young daughter Cleora to Rona, a remote island in the Hebrides whose inhabitants are unacquainted with the wider world. Years pass; Cleora and a shepherd of Rona, Philemon, fall in love with the blessing of Basilius. Tragedy comes with intruders from the outside world and, by the poem's end, Basilius, his daughter and her lover are dead. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        6 autograph letters signed and 1 letter with autogr. postscript signed ("Federic"). Potsdam and Charlottenburg, [1777]-1785.

      1777. Mostly 4to. 3½ pp. on 8 ff. Folded. Highly interesting collection of personal letters from the last years of the King's life. In French, to Eléonore de Maupertuis, lady-in-waiting to Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, Frederick's youngest sister. Eléonore was the daughter of the well-esteemed Prussian diplomat, scholar, and translator Kaspar Wilhelm von Borck(e). In 1744 she had married the French mathematician and astronomer Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, also a close confidant of Frederick's and head of the Prussian Academy of Science. After her husband's death in 1759 she concentrated on her office in the household of the Princess. - Since 1756 Anna Amalia of Prussia was titular Abbess of the Quedlinburg Convent but spent most of her time in Berlin. She is mainly remembered for her alleged affair with the Prussian officer and adventurer Friedrich von der Trenck. While the historicity of this anecdote is questionable, she was undoubtedly - and more importantly - one of the 18th century's few female composers of note. Her music collection ("Amalienbibliothek") contains many important prints and manuscripts, including the autograph of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerts. She spent her last years in seclusion at Berlin, always remaining in close contact with her brother, who visited her regularly. She survived Frederick's death on 17 August 1786 by just a few months, passing away on 30 March 1787 (cf. MGG I, 486f. and T. Debuch, Anna Amalia von Preußen, Berlin 2001). - There are but few sources for the life of Anna Amalia, many of which are dubious (such as Trenck's autobiography) or focus on Frederick the Great (such as the diaries of Count Lehndorff). Thus, the King's present letters to Eléonore de Maupertuis constitute a unique source for the last years of the Princess. They reflect Frederick's concern for Amalia's health after she suffered a stroke in 1773 and underscore the close relationship between the siblings: "Je aprans Madame que ma bonne Soeur est incommodée, et comme je L'aime trop pour regardér Son etat avec Indiferance, je Vous prie de me rassurér et de me consolér [...]" (1777). - "Ma cher Madame, j'ai non recours a Vous pour ne point fatiguér ma bonne soeur, comme je suis obligé de ma rendre demain au Parc pour des affaires je me propose des profités en ces Voisinages pour rendre visite a ma bonne soeur [...]" (Charlottenburg, 2 May 1783). - "Je Vous prie Ma chere Madame, de conjurer ma soeur en mon nom de Voulloir prendre quelque Medecine, pour Luy facillitér L'expectoration [...]" (n. d.). - "Voici ma bonne Madame deux Sortes de Tabac pour ma bonne soeur [...]" (n. d.). - "Je vous prie Ma chere Madame, de m'envoyer Le Nom de soupes que Ma soeur mange avant dinér, et une Liste des plats qu'elle aime et qui convienent le mieux en Sa santé [...]" (n. d.). - "Ma chere Madame, Ma soeur a eu La bonté d'envoyer ici un Valet de chambre pour avoir de mes Nouvelles [...]" (n. d.). - "Je vous suis bien obligé, des bonnes nouvelles que vous me donnez de la Santé de la Principe ma Soeur, par votre lettre endate d'hier [...]" (16 March 1785). - Most of the present letters are a quarter or half page in length; one bears a note by another hand on the reverse ("Potzdam, 1777, von I. M. d. König"). Only two are dated in full: "Charlottenburg ce 2 May 1783" and "a Potsdam le 16 de Mars 1785". The latter is written by a scribe's hand, with an autograph postscript and signature by the King. This is also the only letter formally addressed "à la Gouvernante de Maupertuis, neé de Borck, à Berlin". Content and form, however, prove that all letters are from the same time and to the same recipient. - All letters written in brown ink on fine, clean laid paper, most with posthorn watermark. Includes a browned folio sheet (watermark St. Wolfgang, pointing to Georg Friedrich Meyer's Röthenbach paper mill) with late 18th-c. caption: "Collection de Lettres de Fredéric le Grand Roi de Prusse, de Sa main propre; à feüe Madame de Maupartuis Gouvernante de feüe la Princesse Amélie Soeur de ce Roi". - Exceptionally well-preserved collection.

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        DE LA VIGNE. MEMOIRE COURONNE PAR L'ACADEMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES ET DES ARTS DE METZ, DANS SA SEANCE PUBLIQUE DU JOUR DE S. LOUIS, 25 AOUT 1776. PAR M. DURIVAL LE JEUNE.

      A NANCY. CHEZ C. S. LAMORT, IMPRIMEUR. 1777.IN-8 (10 X 16,5 X 3 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE 87 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN HAVANE, FILET DORE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES ROUGES. ILLUSTRE DE 3 PLANCHES REPLIEES HORS TEXTE DESSINEES PAR L'AUTEUR ET GRAVEES PAR YVES-DOMINIQUE COLLIN (1753-1815). "EDITION ORIGINALE RARE, INCONNUE DES BIBLIOGRAPHIES SPECIALISEES. LA QUESTION ACADEMIQUE A LAQUELLE DURIVAL REPOND DANS CE MEMOIRE ETAIT : QUELLE EST LA METHODE DE CULTURE LA PLUS CONVENABLE A LA VIGNE, RELATIVEMENT AU CLIMAT, A LA TEMPERATURE AU SOL DU PAYS MESSIN ?". (OBERLE. COLLECTION FRITSCH. 357). EXEMPLAIRE UN PEU COURT DE MARGES. UNE PLANCHE AVEC DECHIRURE NETTE AU NIVEAU DE LA PLIURE, UNE PLANCHE UN PEU COURTE DE MARGE EXTERIEURE. RELIE AVEC : SCHABOL JEAN-ROGER (1691-1768). ELEMENTS DU JARDINAGE UTILE; OU MANIERE DE CULTIVER AVEC SUCCES LE POTAGER & LE VERGER, D'APRES LES PRINCIPES & LES EXPERIENCES DE ROGER SCHABOL & DES MEILLEURS AUTEURS QUI ONT ECRIT SUR CETTE MATIERE. A BOUILLON. AUX DEPENS DE LA SOCIETE TYPOGRAPHIQUE. 1776. IN-12 DE (2) + IX + (1) ET 249 PAGES. ILLUSTRE D'UNE PLANCHE REPLIEE SUR LA TAILLE DES ARBRES. 2 OUVRAGES RELIES EN UN VOLUME. QUELQUES TRACES D'USURE EXTERIEURE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE.

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        19 autograph letters signed and 1 letter signed ("Federic"). Potsdam and Charlottenburg, 1777-1785.

      1777. Mostly 4to. 23 ff. 4 letters on halved sheets; mostly folded. Addendum. Highly interesting collection of personal letters from the last years of the King's life. In French, to Eléonore de Maupertuis, lady-in-waiting to Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, Frederick's youngest sister. Eléonore was the daughter of the well-esteemed Prussian diplomat, scholar, and translator Kaspar Wilhelm von Borck(e). In 1744 she had married the French mathematician and astronomer Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, also a close confidant of Frederick's and head of the Prussian Academy of Science. After her husband's death in 1759 she concentrated on her office in the household of the Princess. - Since 1756 Anna Amalia of Prussia was Abbess of the Quedlinburg Convent but spent most of her time in Berlin. She is mainly remembered for her alleged affair with the Prussian officer and adventurer Friedrich von der Trenck. While the historicity of this anecdote is questionable, she was undoubtedly - and more importantly - one of the 18th century's few female composers of note. Her music collection ("Amalienbibliothek") contains many important prints and manuscripts, including the autograph of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerts. She spent her last years in seclusion at Berlin, always remaining in close contact with her brother, who visited her regularly. She survived Frederick's death on 17 August 1786 by just a few months, passing away on 30 March 1787 (cf. MGG I, 486f. and T. Debuch, Anna Amalia von Preußen, Berlin 2001). - There are but few sources for the life of Anna Amalia, many of which are dubious (such as Trenck's autobiography) or focus on Frederick the Great (such as the diaries of Count Lehndorff). Thus, the King's present letters to Eléonore de Maupertuis constitute a unique source for the last years of the Princess. They reflect Frederick's concern for Amalia's health after she suffered a stroke in 1773 and underscore the close relationship between the siblings: "Ma cher Madame, J'ai non recours a Vous pour ne point fatiguér ma bonne Soeur, Com(m)e je suis obligé de ma rendre demain au Parc pour des affaires je me propose des profités en ces Voisinages pour rendre visite a ma bonne Soeur [...]" (Charlottenburg, 2 May 1783). - "Je Vous prie Ma chere Madame, de Conjurer ma Soeur en mon nom de Voulloir prendre quelque Medecine, pour Luy facillitér L'expectoration [...]" (n. d.). - "Voici ma bonne Madame deux Sortes de Tabac pour ma bonne Soeur [...]" (n. d.). - "Je vous prie Ma chere Madame, de m'envoyer Le Nom de Soupes que Ma Soeur mange avant dinér, et une Liste des plats qu'elle aime et qui convienent le mieux en Sa Santé [...]" (n. d.). - "Je vous suis bien obligé, des bonnes nouvelles que vous me donnez de la Santé de la Principe ma Soeur, par votre lettre endate d'hier [...]" (6 March 1785). - Almost all letters close with the words "Votre (tres humble) Serviteur Federic". Most of the present letters are a quarter or half page in length and undated; a few are dated only by day but not year ("ce 6 May", "ce 22", "ce 25 Juin", etc.). One bears a note by another hand on the reverse ("[...] Potzdam, 1777, Von I. M. d. König"). Only two are dated in full: "Charlottenburg ce 2 May 1783" and "a Potsdam le 16 de Mars 1785". This last letter is written by a scribe's hand, bearing only an autograph postscript and signature by the King. This is also the only letter formally addressed "à la Gouvernante de Maupertuis, neé de Borck, à Berlin". Content and form, however, prove that all letters are from the same time and to the same recipient. - All letters written in brown ink on fine, clean laid paper, most with posthorn watermark. Includes a browned folio sheet (watermark St. Wolfgang, pointing to Georg Friedrich Meyer's Röthenbach paper mill) with late 18th-c. caption: "Collection de Lettres de Fredéric le Grand Roi de Prusse, de Sa main propre; à feüe Madame de Maupartuis Gouvernante de feüe la Princesse Amélie Soeur de ce Roi". - Exceptionally well-preserved collection.

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        Sainte Bible traduite sur les textes originaux, avec les differences de la Vulgate - In 6 volumes

      A Paris : Chez la veuve Savoye, la veuve Desaint, J.L. Nyon l'aine, L.F. Barrois l'aine, P.T. Barrois jeune, M. DCC. LXXVII., 1777. New edition. Contemporary full, aniline calf, very good. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dulled as with age. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Carta rappresentante i cinque Laghi del Canada

      1777. Carta tratta da "Atlante dell'America contenente le Migliori carte geografiche...". Incisione in rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara. From "Atlante dell'America contenente le Migliori carte geografiche...". After Nicolas Bellin. Copperplate, showing the usual folds, wide margins, two small warm holes, generally in very good condition. Rare. Livorno Leghorn 195 260

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        Flora Scotica: or A Systematic Arrangement, in the Linnaean Method, of the Native Plants of Scotland and the Hebrides

      London: B. White, 1777. xli, [i], 530; [ii], 531-1151, [25], 35 plates (6 folding) + 2 engraved title-pages. . HB. 2 vols, 8vo, cont. tree calf, gt, new leather title-pieces in matching antique style, marbled endpapers; joints cracked but firm, a couple of corners with minor wear, some chipping to head/foot of spines; some foxing/browning to a few pages in both vols; a few discreet contemporary ink annotations to text. An attractive set.. 1st edition. [Henrey 969].John Lightfoot (1735?1788) was a Church of England clergyman and naturalist. He was chaplain and librarian for Margaret Bentinck, Duchess of Portland, to whom this work is dedicated. He was also curate of Colnbrook, Buckinghamshire and then of Uxbridge, Middlesex. He devoted his free time to the study of natural history, focusing on the British flora, ornithology, and conchology. In 1772 the traveller and naturalist Thomas Pennant invited Lightfoot to accompany him on a a five-month tour of Scotland on horseback and by sailing boat. Lightfoot wrote his 'Flora Scotica' (published at Pennant's expense) in English rather than Latin, and included information on habitats, synonymy, Scottish and Gaelic names, and the uses of plants. The work was arranged according to the Linnaean system. Pennant contributed an account on Scottish fauna, and Moses Griffith, a draughtsman, engraver and water colourist in Pennant's service, thirty-five of the drawings. Lightfoot consulted Sir Joseph Banks, Daniel Solander, Humphrey Sibthorp, among others, and acknowledged their help. Sir Robert Sibbald in his 'Scotia Illustrata' (1684) listed 500 Scottish species, mainly lowland plants; Lightfoot's Flora described 1250, including cryptogams and pioneered the scientific study of the plants and fungi of Scotland. (ODNB).

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        GESCHICHTE DER MISSION DER EVANGELISCHEN BRUEDER AUF DEN CARAIBISCHEN INSELN ST. THOMAS, ST. CROIX, ST. JAN. HERAUSGEGEBEN DURCH JOHANN JAKOB BOSSART...

      Barby, Switzerland, 1777. Two volumes bound in one. [16],444,[4],[4],447- 1068,[46]pp. plus three folding maps, four folding plates, and a folding chart. Thick octavo. Modern calf, gilt spine. Hinges cracked, front board separating. Internally pristine. Very good plus. Oldendorp was a minister in the Moravian Church in Europe who was sent to the Danish West Indies to collect data for a history of the mission there. Over a period of seventeen months on St. Croix, he compiled a vast amount of information about local customs through his extensive interviewing of resident Blacks from thirty different tribes. In addition, Oldendorp made notes relating to the natural resources of the island. The second part of the book contains the history of the mission. "With the help of an editor, Johann Jacob Bossart, who arranged the copious materials in a meaningful way, Oldendorp's German- language report became a cornerstone of eighteenth- century West Indian scholarship. Two hundred years later, two American scholars translated Oldendorp's work into English as A CARIBBEAN MISSION. Interest in the book has never waned" - Robert Graff. The lovely engraved views are among the first made of these islands, showing the missions on St. Thomas and St. John, and two views on St. Croix. Not in the Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection at Hamilton College, and in few American collections. SABIN 57152. Robert Graff, "An Island of Immigrants" in GAZETTE OF THE GROLIER CLUB No. 40/41, pp.37-38. BELL O70.

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        A Walk In and About the City of Canterbury, with Many Observations not to be found in an Description hitherto published

      Engraved frontis. port. of the author, a folding engraved plan of the city with a facing printed folding "key" to the plan, & 22 engraved plates (two folding & two are maps, all with some inevitable offsetting). 16, 19-33, [2], 34-36, 402, [16] pp. 8vo, cont. straight-grained red morocco by Kalthoeber with his ticket (minor foxing), single gilt fillet round sides with floral & pointillé decorative corner-pieces, flat spine gilt, a.e.g. Canterbury: Simmons & Kirkby, 1777. Second edition (1st ed.: 1774), issued on a subscription basis to raise funds for Hester, the author's daughter (Gostling had died earlier in 1777). Gostling (bap. 1696), antiquary and topographer, lived almost all his life in Canterbury. He had a great knowledge of musical history and owned an important collection of printed and manuscript music. "Thoroughly versed in the history of Canterbury, Gostling guided visitors around the city, and when confined by poor health for many years to his home, for he could not use his legs and his hands were much affected by gout, he wrote the well-regarded A Walk In and About the City of Canterbury. During the writing of this guide friends corrected his descriptions by personal observation. It was published in 1774 and ran to six editions, the last being in 1825."-ODNB. With a 21-page list of subscribers. Fine and handsomely bound copy by Kalbthoeber. Early bookplate of George Harwood. .

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